What will happen to Jaime Fabregas’s role as Tatay Delfin in the top-rating teleserye FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano on Monday night’s episode, July 18, remains highly anticipated after his character get shot by Cesar Montano’s character. But before we find out whether his character survives or not, the veteran actor talked about his favorite moments and behind-the-scenes secrets of the show.
According to Jaime, they’re already like a family on the set of Ang Probinsyano which has been going on for almost a year already. They even have a Viber group. They also bonded along with the production staff when they watched the musical play Rak of Aegis which one of their co-actors Pepe Herrera is a part of. “Siyempre naman ‘pag gano’n talaga katagal, nagkakaroon talaga ng bonding na friendship. Talagang pamilya talaga ang dating,” he said.
Jaime also shared that his favorite scenes in the show were the highlights of his role such as, “In the beginning, ‘nung namatay si Ador, ‘yung nakita ko ‘yung bangkay niya... Tapos ‘yung hinanap ko si Cardo sa probinsya, ‘yung gano’n… ‘Yung nalaman ni Lola Flora na niloko ko pala siya.”
While Jaime praised everyone on the show for being professional and creative, he specifically mentioned lead actor Coco Martin.
Having worked with both Coco and the late Fernando Poe Jr. who is the original Ang Probinsyano, Jaime said that the show was able to give tribute to The King of Philippine Movies.
“Oo naman. As a matter of fact, sinabi ko na rin kay Coco ‘to, kasi si Coco nakikita mo ‘pag nasa set, hands on siya eh,” he said, adding that Coco would sometimes give directions too. Saying that the primetime star is always on-the-go, he said that Coco is like FPJ who was also a director.
Furthermore, Jaime shared that Coco would sometimes remind him of FPJ. “Meron silang parehong trait… I think that’s the one that makes them superstars,” he said.
When asked how he would like people to remember Lolo Delfin, he answered, “I want people to remember Lolo Delfin as not just a grandfather who took care of his family pero tao rin siya, may pagkakamali, ganyan. Hiwalay siya sa asawa niya, iniwan siya ng asawa niya dahil sa may kalokohang ginawa but at the same time, I think ang pinakadapat maiwan is ‘yung pagka-straight laced policeman siya. Wala siyang kaso, alam mong malinis ‘yung pangalan niya.” He also recalled one of his lines in the show, “Ang tanging maiiwan natin sa ating mga anak na mahalaga ay ang ating malinis na pangalan.”
Lastly, as Lolo Delfin is about to celebrate his birthday, what would be his birthday wish for Monday?
“Sana mag-48 o 52 kaya (‘yung ratings),” Jaime said.