Sitcom first-timers Kelvin Miranda, Shaun Salvador, and Abdul Raman, excited for Tols premiere

Just like her role in the sitcom, Rufa Mae is making her TV comeback after years of living abroad with her husband and daughter. The Sparkle talent shares her excitement to be working on this program, “Parang God’s will lahat ng nangyari. Na-feel ko lang kasi wala nang quarantine, so sabi ko p’wede na kaming umuwi. Na-miss kong magpatawa. Saan ka makakakuha ng trabaho na walang ginawa kundi tumawa nang tumawa? Dito sa show, welcome lahat at para kaming isang maliit na pamilya.”

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Just like her role in the sitcom, Rufa Mae is making her TV comeback after years of living abroad with her husband and daughter. The Sparkle talent shares her excitement to be working on this program, “Parang God’s will lahat ng nangyari. Na-feel ko lang kasi wala nang quarantine, so sabi ko p’wede na kaming umuwi. Na-miss kong magpatawa. Saan ka makakakuha ng trabaho na walang ginawa kundi tumawa nang tumawa? Dito sa show, welcome lahat at para kaming isang maliit na pamilya.”

Beginning June 25, GMA Network's second free-to-air channel GTV launches its first family sitcom, Tols, bringing good vibes and life lessons to Kapuso viewers.

The comedy show is headlined by sought-after actors Kelvin Miranda as Uno, Shaun Salvador as Dos and Abdul Raman as Third. Playing equally important roles are Sparkle’s talented comedians Rufa Mae Quinto as Mommy Barbie and Betong Sumaya as Tuks.

Tols is about the story of the Macaspac triplets Uno (Kelvin), Dos (Shaun) and Third (Abdul) who grew up separately and become completely estranged to each other. Their mom Barbie (Rufa Mae) has to go abroad and leave them to their relatives in order to work and give them a good life.

When Barbie goes back to the Philippines after several years, she wishes to reunite and live with her sons. Although hesitant, the triplets agree to her wish. However, Barbie feels the resentment of her sons towards her and she vows to do her best to win their hearts. 

For the family to survive their daily expenses, Barbie and her sons decide to revive her father’s barbershop. They soon repackage it to keep up with the times and call it ‘Tols Barber and Salon,’ a hybrid barber-salon shop for men and women manned and serviced by straight men.

Kelvin feels challenged to headline his very first sitcom, “Hindi po talaga ako literal na komedyante pero bilang nakikinig at nagtitiwala ako sa mga katrabaho ko, may magic do’n eh na lumabas. Mahirap talaga ’yung comedy pero habang tumatagal, na-e-enjoy ko yung proseso at unti-unti ko siyang natutuklasan.”

Abdul considers being part of Tols as his big break and shares how much he learned from his co-stars, “It’s my first sitcom. It’s my first lead role. I feel like it’s a really, really big break for me. I am very excited about the airing of this show and I am very thankful for everyone involved. Sa aming tatlo naman, I love these guys. Palagi kaming nagpu-push sa isa’t isa to do better in every scene that we do.”

Shaun, on the other hand, started his career in Walang Tulugan with the Mastershowman of Kuya Germs and had several commercials before landing his role in the sitcom. He says working with Rufa Mae is a dream come true, “Lumaki rin po kasi ako na nanonood ng comedy at isa si Ms. Rufa sa mga pinapanood ko. Hindi ko na-imagine na one day, right now, makaka-work ko siya. Nakakahawa po na katrabaho si Ms. Rufa. ‘Yong persona niya, isa po ‘yon sa nagpa-boost ng kumpiyansa ko.”

Just like her role in the sitcom, Rufa Mae is making her TV comeback after years of living abroad with her husband and daughter. The Sparkle talent shares her excitement to be working on this program, “Parang God’s will lahat ng nangyari. Na-feel ko lang kasi wala nang quarantine, so sabi ko p’wede na kaming umuwi. Na-miss kong magpatawa. Saan ka makakakuha ng trabaho na walang ginawa kundi tumawa nang tumawa? Dito sa show, welcome lahat at para kaming isang maliit na pamilya.”

Meanwhile, Betong teases the Kapuso viewers that they must watch out for the special guests in the show, “Kung papalarin na magkaroon ng Season 2, mas marami pang magiging guests. Pero sa pagsisimula namin, ang dami na ring mga Kapuso na aabangan ninyo, at bubulaga na lang sa Tols.”

Spicing up the lives of the triplets in the series are Arkin Del Rosario as Makoy Bayagbag, the conceited man who will do everything to steal the attention of girls; Olive May as Ellane Dimaculangan, a smart young lady and one-of-the-boys; Raymond Mabute as Kenny Dimaculangan, the reliable manager of Tols Barber Salon; and Rolando Inocencio as Mang Kanor Macaspac, the loving father of Barbie who provides her the voice of reason during tough times.

GMA First Vice President for Program Management Department Jose Mari Abacan is confident that they have picked the best actors especially for the lead roles of the show, “Sa triplets, ang dami naming pinagdaanan. Ang dami naming in-audition and yet, eto na. I think we have the best cast kaya parang tailor-made siya for a new audience of GTV.”

CEO of Tyronne Escalante Artist Management (TEAM) Tyronne Escalante, in turn, is thankful to GMA for opening its doors to young and fast-rising stars like Kelvin, Abdul and Shaun, “In behalf of Merlion Events Production Incorporated, gusto ko pong magpasalamat sa opportunity na ibinigay ng GMA. Si Sir Joey Abacan, always naka-support at willing tumulong para buksan ang mga bagong oportunidad. Mag-eenjoy kayo rito.”

Director Monti Parungao helms this much-awaited sitcom which is a co-production between GMA Network and Merlion Events Production, Inc. 

Don’t miss the premiere of Tols beginning June 25 at 7:05 p.m. on GTV.

 

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