The show was definitely great, and the opening theme performed by Barbie’s Cradle was nothing short of iconic. Despite that, virtually the entire cast of Tabing Ilog is still active in showbiz.
Nonetheless, looking at where they were then and today would be an interesting exercise in perspective, sort of the same way it feels when you consider what Bryan Cranston used to do before he became Breaking Bad’s Walter White.
Here are the life and times of the main cast of Tabing Ilog…
[/buffer] [text_image img=”https://8list.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/8V1.jpg” width=”100%” type=”subheading”]Kaye Abad[/text_image]
Present Day: After an erstwhile long-term relationship with Parokya Ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda, and after a certain scandal erupted with Chito and his new lady love, Kaye revealed the secret why she could never have had a video scandal with Miranda: they never did the deed, much less record the non-existent deed on video. She’s still very active in showbiz to this very day, and constantly threatens to just burst right back into the top rank of stars with the next breakout role she stumbles upon.
[/buffer] [text_image img=”https://8list.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/7V1.jpg” width=”100%” type=”subheading”]John Lloyd Cruz[/text_image]
Present Day: Well, he’s still arguably the Kapamilya network’s top star, isn’t he? Though his lovelife and expanding waistline is often the subject of controversy, very few people could openly say a single bad thing about John Lloyd because he never fails to deliver the goods when the cameras are rolling.
[/buffer] [text_image img=”https://8list.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/6V1.jpg” width=”100%” type=”subheading”]Jodi Sta. Maria[/text_image]
Present Day: After a failed marriage with Senator Lacson’s son, Jodi stuck to her guns in show business and ended up bursting into the upper echelon as Maya in Please Be Careful With My Heart. And whatever you do, please never, ever confuse Sir Chief with Chicser. Please.
[/buffer] [text_image img=”https://8list.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/5V1.jpg” width=”100%” type=”subheading”]Patrick Garcia[/text_image]
Present Day: A fall from grace came after public opinion turned against him during his erstwhile romance with Jenelyn Mercado, especially when it came out that he misses ponying up for child support. His last high-profile role was probably when he made a surprise cameo appearance in the John Lloyd-Angel Locsin vehicle, Unofficially Yours.
[/buffer] [text_image img=”https://8list.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/4V1.jpg” width=”100%” type=”subheading”]Paolo Contis[/text_image]
Present Day: Still embroiled in an annulment with his wife, former EB Babe Lian Paz, but hasn’t missed a beat in his showbiz career as a character actor. Also criminally underrated, in my opinion.
[/buffer] [text_image img=”https://8list.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/3V1.jpg” width=”100%” type=”subheading”]Desiree del Valle[/text_image]
Present Day: Still very active in showbiz, and still playing mostly villain characters, her last movie role of interest was as Leah in the lackluster Kimerald starrer, Till (sic) My Heartaches End. She was the third party in the film, albeit she was portrayed sympathetically.
[/buffer] [text_image img=”https://8list.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/2V1.jpg” width=”100%” type=”subheading”]• Paula Peralejo [/text_image]
Present Day: After graduating Magna Cum Laude from UP in 2008, Paula then got married just last February in Pinaglabanan Shrine. She’s more known nowadays for her insatiable desire to travel the country, which should have been a gimme to anyone who noticed that she minored in Tourism during college. Her last showbiz appearance of note was in 2006, in Komiks: Si Pardina at mga Dwende.
[/buffer] [text_image img=”https://8list.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/1V1.jpg” width=”100%” type=”subheading”]Baron geisler[/text_image]
Present Day: If you feel sympathetic towards him, Baron may very well be the unluckiest man in Philippine Showbiz, especially when you realize who he was accused of harassing in a show that featured Cherry Pie Picache and Cristine Reyes. With his inner demons often getting the best of this clearly talented performer, you keep hoping that someday, he will finally just pull a Robert Downey, Jr. and clean up his life while still churning out top-level performances, but he just can’t pull it together. His performance in the 2008 Cinemalaya film Jay and as Asiong Salonga’s self-appointed right-hand man in the 2011 film were nothing short of impressive.
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