‘Mulawin vs. Ravena’ cast hopeful show inspires care for nature

Erwin P. Nicavera

THE cast of GMA Network’s “Mulawin vs. Ravena” expressed hopes that their show will inspire Filipino viewers to care for environment amid pressing problems hounding the country’s natural resources.
Lead actors Derrick Monasterio, Bea Binene, Kiko Estrada, Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix joined thousands of fans during the Kapuso Fiesta in Silay City Monday.
Monasterio, in press conference held at Planta Hotel in Bacolod City before the show, said the telefantasya underscores the prevailing “conflict” between the people and nature as well as other creatures existing in it.
The show presents various environment-damaging activities of the people like illegal logging, “it tells us to be more responsible of our acts,” Monasterio playing as Almiro and Rodrigo said.
Binene, portraying Anya, said she is thankful to be part of the show that, on top of giving entertainment to the viewers, upholds social awareness on various issues including environment degradation.
Umali, who is playing the role of Lawiswis, shared that some people especially those among the younger generation are not concerned of the nature.
“We, the Mulawins, symbolize the birds that are vulnerable to the effects of the malpractices of the people,” Umali said.
Her love team Tanfelix, or Pagaspas, said the show also promotes the beautiful sceneries of the Philippines.
Estrada, for his part, said “Mulawin vs. Ravena” is also a platform which discusses racial discrimination. It gives viewers the lessons on the importance of love among families and fellow people, he added.
Estrada plays the role of Rafael, the tough enemy and rival of Almiro for the love of Anya.
Moreover, the cast also thanked Negrenses for supporting the show, which is being aired every weeknight.
Despite the pressure of meeting the people’s expectation from the show, which replaced the primetime top rating Encantadia, the cast said they are doing their best to give audience “quality” program.