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‘Naku, Boss Ko!’: PH politics is no laughing matter


STILL undecided on who to vote for this coming elections because of overwhelming campaign promises? The latest offering of GMA News and Public Affairs may be able to help – “Naku, Boss Ko!”

A first in Philippine television, “Naku, Boss Ko!” mixes the sarcastic wit of a political satire and the feel-good vibes of a romantic comedy. This eight-part poli-romcom series will try to expose the absurdity and hypocrisy of some of the campaign strategies employed by some politicians.

“Naku, Boss Ko!” sees the much-awaited on-screen reunion of one of the hottest love teams today – GabRu or Gabbi Garcia and Ruru Madrid.

Ruru is Jon G, the reluctant mayoral candidate of the town of Malaya. Jon G may sometimes be mischievous and a brat, but he has good intentions for his town. Unfortunately, his campaign is run by his corrupt father, a certified “trapo” or traditional politician.

Gabbi is Che, a political activist who has deep-seated hatred for “trapos”. Ironically, she falls for the charms of the dashing and mischievously handsome Jon G.

Joining the fray are Leo Martinez as the power-hungry OMG, Jon G’s father, and Tessie Tomas as Miss F, the shrewd and extremely politically savvy campaign manager and spin doctor.

As part of the Kapuso Network’s election advocacy campaign, “Naku, Boss Ko!” seeks to show that Philippine politics is no laughing matter and it hopes to help voters choose wisely on election day.

“Naku, Boss Ko!” is directed by acclaimed director of “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank,” Marlon Rivera, written by Palanca hall of famer Rody Vera and multi-awarded indie writer-director Zig Dulay, and concept by Patty Gutierrez. It will air Mondays to Thursdays, 10:15 p.m. on GMA Telebabad, beginning April 25.