'Toda Max' cast elated over CMMA win


Posted at Sep 26 2012 04:51 PM | Updated as of Sep 27 2012 07:36 AM

MANILA, Philippines -- The cast of the weekend sitcom "Toda Max" is in high spirits after it won at the recently held 34th Catholic Mass Media Awards.

The cast of "Toda Max" pose with their CMMA trophy for Best Comedy Program on Tuesday
night. Photo by ABS-CBN

Starring Robin Padilla, Pokwang, Angel Locsin and Vhong Navarro, the ABS-CBN sitcom was recognized by the CMMA as the Best Comedy Program at the awarding ceremony held Tuesday night.

"Masayang-masaya kaming lahat. Sa kabila ng kami'y napapagod sa aming taping, kami'y nakakapagbigay ng saya," Pokwang told reporters shortly after the program.

"Syempre magwa-one year pa lang kami 'no, pero ito na, may mga blessings na agad," she added.

Billed as an action-comedy series, "Toda Max" premiered in November 2011. It tells the story of Bartolome (Padilla), whose wife's death prompted him and his children to start life anew in Manila where he meets Justin (Navarro), Lady G (Pokwang) and Isabel (Locsin).

According to Padilla, the "moral values" imparted through the show's story earned "Toda Max" its first award from the CMMA.

"Syempre and 'Toda Max,' nabuo 'yan dahil sa moral values. Madaming kumokontra sa amin dati -- 'Hindi tatagal 'yan pag [tungkol sa] moral values.' Pero dahil doon, kami'y napansin pa ng masasabi nating isa sa pinakamatindi na award," Padilla said.

During the awards night on Tuesday, the principal cast of the sitcom was in complete attendance.

"Halatang excited na excited po kami dito dahil kumpleto po kami," Locsin said. "Kaya kanina nga 'yung sinasabi nila, medyo nakakahiya pala pag 'di tayo nanalo kasi kumpletung-kumpleto tayo, ready na ready. Buti naman po, awa po ng Diyos, [nanalo kami]."

In jest, Navarro added: "Sabi nga po ni Idol (Padilla), kaya po kami pinadala dito, para tagapalakpak 'pag nananalo ang ABS-CBN."

"Toda Max" was not the only Kapamilya program that went home with a trophy. ABS-CBN reaped a majority of the major awards given at the 34th CMMA on Tuesday night.