Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Totoy Bato is a boxing-themed Philippine drama from GMA Network, based on the graphic novel created by Carlo J. Caparas, that depicts the remarkable life of a boxing champion named Totoy Bato - as played by Robin Padilla. Anna Molina (Regine Velasquez) dreams to be a popular and successful singer someday. Her friend Arturo "Totoy Bato" Magtanggol (Robin Padilla), on the other hand, only dreams of being with his father. After his mother died, Totoy's wish comes true when his father comes home after serving his sentence, Podong (Ronnie Lazaro) turns out to be an abusive and cruel dad. Totoy's only comfort is Anna, his best friend and true love, who promised never to leave his side, breaks her promise when her materialistic mother Matilda (Deborah Sun) decides to live in Manila, she leaves Totoy with a promise that she will come back for him.Years pass, Anna is now a famous singer in the country, and the quiet life of Totoy will be disturbed when a land grabber appears and kills his loving wife Elena (Ara Mina). Madness and revenge engulfs Totoy and he promises to fight the manipulative haciendero no matter what. Totoy decides to start a new life in Manila — where faces more fights, this time in the boxing arena where he will be known as Totoy Bato. This is Manny Pacquiao's first primetime in GMA Network.This is Ara Mina's first role on her comeback to GMA Network.