Actor Dominic Ochoa is well aware of the relevance of “Huwag Kang Mangamba” as the country is going through trying times.
An inspirational drama in the mold of “100 Days” and “May Bukas Pa,” he finds the newly-launched TV series where he also appears as full of positivity.
“I am very thankful na medyo sensitive ang ABS-CBN at Dreamscape sa pagbuo ng ganitong istorya,” he pointed out during the online press conference for the series on March 15.
(I am very thankful that ABS-CBN and Dreamscape are somehow sensitive to have developed this kind of story.)
“It is basically inspiring people to seek the Lord, to seek his grace,” he added.
Ochoa recalled that “May Bukas Pa” was about a boy who performs miracles while “100 days” was about an old woman who died then returned to life through a girl and given 100 days to do everything to change for the better. Ochoa was in the cast of both inspirational ABS-CBN soap operas.
With “Huwag Kang Mangamba,” Ochoa noted that it is the teenagers who will be highlighted.
“Teenagers naman ang sasakupin natin dahil marami ngayong millennial, maraming mga dapat intindihin, maraming dapat din ilapit sa Diyos,” he said.
(The teenagers will be the focus now because there are many millennials, there are so many things to be understood, so many who should be drawn to the Lord.)
Aside from keeping the faith during these hard times, and despite everyone’s differences, Ochoa believes that one has to learn to sit down and contemplate.
“At humingi ng tawad, maybe, or lumapit sa Diyos dahil nandidiyan siya para pakinggan tayo,” he said. (And ask for forgiveness, maybe, or come closer to God, because he is there to listen to us.)
“Huwag Kang Mangamba” stars the Gold Squad composed of Seth Fedelin, Francine Diaz, Andrea Brillantes and Kyle Echarri. JB