Dingdong Dantes will play the role of a priest in GMA-7’s newest primetime series “Pare ‘Koy.” This is the first time Dingdong will be taking on the role of a priest.
He will be Father Kokoy Evangelista, a non-traditional and non-conformist who only aim to bring people closer to God. He is known for his good looks, humor, warmth and wisdom. But aside from that, he is the go-to person of the community and a shoulder to cry on for the people there.
Father Kokoy wants people to believe it’s “cool” to have faith. But his faith will be tested when he gets assigned to Barangay Pinagpala. He will meet people in the community who will put him to challenges.
Aside from Dingdong, the series will also star Sunshine Dizon as Noemi, the secretary of the parish in Pinagpala who remains to be optimistic despite being maltreated by her husband; Chanda Romero as Martha, the self-righteous leader of the lay workers in the parish of Pinagpala who is against the unconventional ways of Father Kokoy; Luz Valdez as Esther, one of the lay workers in the parish who loves to talk about gossips and rumors; and Dexter Doria as Salome, also a lay worker who loyally serves in the parish despite being teased by Martha and Esther.
Then, there is Gabby Eigenmann as Jude, the influential and corrupt chairman of Barangay Pinagpala; Rap Fernandez as Sol, the right-hand person of Jude, who helps him with his illegal schemes; JC Tiuseco as Timo, the irresponsible brother of Noemi; and Carlo Gonzales as Simon, the abusive husband of Noemi who fails to provide for his family.
They will also be joined by Jillian Ward as Sarah, the loving daughter of Noemi; Jeric Gonzales as Eli, the son of Salome who thinks that going to the parish is uncool; Lindsay De Vera as Ava, the charming grandchild of Martha who will fall in love with Eli; Hiro Peralta as Sam, the closet homosexual brother of Father Kokoy; and David Remo as Pinggoy, the high-spirited “village’s son” of Barangay Pinagpala.
The series, which will air weeknights beginning March 9 after “24 Oras” on GMA Telebabad, is directed by Maryo J. Delos Reyes, also the director of the top-rating “Nino.”