After another successful year of featuring the many stories of struggle, failure, hope, and triumphs of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), GMA Public Affairs’ award-winning weekly drama anthology Tadhana proudly presents a twin-bill of two-part special episodes in celebration of its second anniversary this September.
Hosted by Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, the special episodes air in two instalments each, with the first story aired last September 7 and 14. Entitled “Serial Killer”, it told the harrowing tale of Ilocano OFW friends Jasmine, Daisy, and Hana who find themselves trapped in the gruesome web of murders involving foreign domestic helpers. This is the first-ever case of serial killing in Cyprus. The episode starred Benjamin Alves, Juancho Trivino, Diva Montelaba, Analyn Barro, Lara Morena, and Rhian Ramos.
Meanwhile, Kapuso Premier Drama Actress Lovi Poe banners Tadhana’s second story, “CEO Maid”. The two-part episode features the inspiring story of Myrna, a former seaweed diver from Bohol who gets recruited abroad as an entertainer. However, she ends up being a victim of human trafficking. She survives the ordeal and finds herself in Hong Kong working as a domestic helper and her kind employers teach her how to use the computer. Through sheer hard work, she returns to the Philippines and becomes the CEO of her very own BPO company.
In the past two years, Tadhana has continued to build a loyal audience, even hitting more than 1 million followers on Facebook. It has also been honoured with various awards, including the TV Journalism Award for “Best TV Series on Migration” at the 2017 Advocacy and Media (MAM) Awards by the Commission of Filipinos Overseas. At the 8th OFW Gawad Parangal, Tadhana took home the “Best OFW True-to-Life Stories” prize while Marian Rivera won the “Best Actress” award for the episode “Sugat ni Inay”.