Halloween season is almost up and it's the best time to watch and know the untold stories behind aswang. Where did they come from? What is their purpose? Is there more to the massive killing, gore and bloodshed typically associated with them?
Cignal TV, through its Sari Sari channel, brings you a brave and bold TV series about the lives of aswangs in "Tabi Po".
This series is a TV adaptation of Mervin Malonzo's best-selling graphic novel series with the same title that won the National Book Awards for Graphic Literature. "Tabi Po", tells the story of Elias, a neophyte aswang. Born from a tree during the country's Spanish era, Elias embarks on a journey with two older aswangs, Tasyo and Sabel, in the quest to understand their true nature. Along the way, Elias meets Salome, a sex slave of the friars, and falls in love with her. In the middle of a rising revolution, Elias is forced to face his own battles -- his love for Salome bersus his hunger for flesh, the growing rift between himself and Tasyo, the society's stigma with aswangs, and the battle with his own inner demons.
Directed by award-winning director Paul Basinilio, Tabi Po stars a powerhouse cast led by Luis "Adrian" Alandy as Tasyo, Phoebe Walker as Sabel, Jourdanne Castillo as Salome and AJ Muhlach as Elias.
Unike anything on TV now, Tabi Po shows love, beauty, amidst the horrific lives of these creatures called aswang. Find out which side will prevail, Elias' true bloodthirsty nature or his deep feelings for the girl he loves the most.
This epic tale premieres on October 27, 2017 and will air every Friday at 8:00pm until Decemeber 1, 2017. Catch it on the Sari Sari channel brought to you by the Philippines's premiere pay TV provider, Cignal TV.