Thursday, May 27, 2010
Jake Cuenca plays "Elias Paniki"
Jake Cuenca brings to life Elias Paniki, a character that was first portrayed by action star Ramon Revilla, Sr. in his younger days, in the fourth story of the 'Agimat' series on ABS-CBN.
A commercial model turned actor, Jake has worked his way up the showbiz ladder to prove that he is worthy of being in the entertainment business. His portrayal of Dave in “Tayong Dalawa” has made its mark in the history of Philippine television. Meanwhile, his depiction of “Alejandro” in the controversial series “Rubi” has shown the depth of his acting skills.
As he gears up for his newest project on television, Jake will show viewers a different side of him. Playing the role of Elias Paniki, Jake will leave the audience in awe as he shows them his Muay Thai moves, a discipline and art also referred to as the “science of eight limbs.” He underwent extensive Muay Thai training to successfully breathe life into the character.
The tale of Elias Paniki starts when Elias, after being trained by a soldier named Victor, is given an amulet with extraordinary powers, the "bertud ng paniki." He uses the amulet to fight off the mangkukulam who is feared to have returned. Thus, his journey as Elias Paniki begins.
A powerful ensemble joins Jake in his adventures: Cherry Pie Picache, Jojit Lorenzo, Kelly Misa, Xian Lim, with Sam Pinto and Hermes Bautista from "PBB Double Up."
“Agimat: Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla presents Elias Paniki” is directed by Dondon Santos. The weekly Saturday show will premiere this May 29 on ABS-CBN.