MONDAY-FRIDAY AFTER THE BETTER HALF!

CAST

Sylvia sanchez

Sylvia sanchez

Gloria

59 years old. Mother of four, widow, business woman, community leader. She runs a junkshop and uses it to give lost children hope by providing them with a kariton and a job, teaching them her favorite adage “may ginto sa basura.”  She gives older women something to wake up to with the Zumba/tai chi sessions she sponsors every morning.

She embraces her imperfections and even makes jokes about them. Takes things lightly, not succumbing to drama even when the situation calls for a soap opera soundtrack. She hides her tears, ashamed to let someone else see, but gets into panic when her children are involved.  She loves her children so much she cries over their bruises, celebrates their smallest achievements, and carries their burdens but will not allow them to see it.  She takes to Facebook to monitor their activities, thanks to her grandson, Z, who serves as her mentor in modern technology and the internet.

She swears by the belief that to keep living, one only has to inhale and exhale.

Dimples Romana

Dimples Romana

AMANDA

36 years old, eldest among Gloria’s children. Successful marketing executive on her way to the top and won’t let anyone and anything stop her. A perfectionist, she aims for the best spot in her husband Chad’s and son Z’s hearts but her own pursuit of perfection always fails her. She’s scared her family would disintegrate because she thinks her husband is not strong enough and that her son is spoiled by his Lola Gloria – something she tries to discourage because of her deep-seated issues with her mother. Feeling misunderstood by her own family, she turns to other people at work whose opinions she values most, but soon puts her marriage downslope.

Matt Evans

Matt Evans

ANDREI

32 years old, second in the family, his father’s junior. Growing up, he was always interested in art, so it wasn’t a surprise to his family when he attended an art school in college, thinking he would end up painting still-life and portraits. But once Andrei comes to deal with and embrace his own identity, he found out that painting on canvas is not as challenging as painting on people’s faces. He ends up as a make-up artist to celebrities. He is closest to his mother, so much so that he seeks her approval with every guy he dates. Until Gloria gives her nod, Andrei won’t commit to anyone. But his heart doesn’t always agree with Gloria, and that is a problem.

Arron Villaflor

Arron Villaflor

PAENG (RAFAEL)

At 30, Paeng is still a struggling musician, partly because he refuses to compromise his choice of genre and partly because he lacks belief in his own ability. He grew up idolizing his father, Andres, who taught him everything about music and how to play every instrument. They shared a dream of becoming famous musicians and performing onstage together someday. But that dream died when Andres died in a freak accident. That same time, he found out that the Kuya Andrei whom he held on for strength was having his own identity issues, rendering him weak – in Paeng’s eyes. Without a strong figure to hold on and look up to, Paeng lets his rebellious notes lead him to wild places, resulting to alcoholism, financial insufficiency, and no true love to claim.

Andi Eigenmann

Andi Eigenmann

LIZELLE

26 years old, youngest among Gloria’s children. She works for Gloria, helping her manage the junk shop, despite the academic brilliance she showed in school. She is engaged and about to get married to a dream guy, but she has issues within herself that she needs to seek answers to. And until she finds them, marriage – and true love - has to wait.

 

Joshua Garcia

Joshua Garcia

Z

16 years old, Amanda’s only child with her husband, Chad. Gloria’s most favorite person not to mention only grandson. A typical millenial with multi-potenstialities and straight A’s, he dabbles into theatre and filmmaking and uses this skill to document his family. His closeness with his grandmother becomes an issue between him and his mother.

 

Rommel Padilla

Rommel Padilla

ANDRES

Gloria’s husband and her children’s father. A band member, he met and fell in love with Gloria during a gig in her hometown, at a time when Gloria is already committed to someone else. But that doesn’t stop him from pursuing her. He finally finds a window when Peter leaves to work abroad and gets her to marry him before Peter could come back for her.