MANILA, Philippines — After a year of airing on national TV, Kapuso Network’s Ika-6 Na Utos remains the No. 1 afternoon series. The drama is not only a TV success as it also consistently tops the list of trending topics on Twitter with the confrontation scenes in the series going viral on YouTube and Facebook.
Ika-6 Na Utos lead stars Gabby Concepcion, Sunshine Dizon and Ryza Cenon continue to feel blessed over the unexpected success of their series.
“I’m very happy and I feel blessed because the show is a top-rater and award-winner. So I’m very thankful to GMA 7 because it gave me the opportunity to showcase my talent as an actor,” said Gabby, who plays Rome in the teleserye.
“We’re really overwhelmed with this achievement and I consider Ika-6 Na Utos as a blessing and I’m proud for being part of it because it’s tough playing Georgia. It’s really physically draining,” shared Ryza.
Sunshine, on the other hand, is thankful that Ika-6 Na Utos has been extended until next year. “Thankful, grateful and blessed, ‘yan ang nararamdaman ko, all of us including direk Laurice (Guillen) and the production team. Kaya huwag kayong bibitaw dahil marami pang confrontation scenes and pasabog na magaganap,” Sunshine said of what viewers can expect from her character Emma.
Since it started airing on Dec. 6, 2016, Ika-6 Na Utos has been recognized by several award-giving bodies for its stars’ stellar performances, some of which are Best Actress for Sunshine Dizon, Best Actor for Gabby Concepcion and Best Supporting Actress for Ryza in the seventh OFW Gawad Parangal; Most Outstanding Filipino Actress in TV in Gawad Amerika Awards for Sunshine; Best Daytime Drama Series, Best Drama Actor (Gabby), Best Drama Actress (Sunshine), Best Child Performer (Angelica Ulip) in the 31st PMPC Star Awards for Television; Best Actor for TV (Gabby), Best Actress (Sunshine), Best Supporting Actor (Mike Tan), Best Supporting Actress (Angelika Dela Cruz and Ryza) in the seventh EdukCircle Awards; and Asian Star Prize for Gabby in the 12th Seoul International Awards.
Director Laurice shared during a recent set visit at the Celebrity Sports Plaza in Quezon City that she’s happy that the cast has received awards for the show. “The ratings will speak for itself, nagustuhan ng mga tao ang performances nila, not only the show’s lead stars, but also the supporting cast, that’s why they were recognized by various award-giving bodies,” she said.
Also part of the cast are Zoren Legaspi, Rich Asuncion, Daria Ramirez, Pen Medina, Carmen Soriano, Odette Kahn, Marco Alcaraz, Mel Martinez, Vince Gamad, Arianne Bautista and Chynna Ortaleza.
Ika-6 Na Utos airs Mondays to Saturdays after Eat, Bulaga!.
Below with director Laurice Guillen (leftmost) and co-star Zoren Legaspi.