‘Agimat ng Agila’ scores impressive pilot rating

Published May 6, 2021, 11:30 AM

by Manila Bulletin Entertainment

Ramon ‘Bong’ Revlla Jr.

GMA Network’s action-packed fantasy drama series “Agimat ng Agila” is off to a promising start after drawing massive viewership and receiving rave reviews from audiences on its pilot episode last Saturday, May 1.

The original series marks the much-awaited television comeback of versatile actor Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. as Major Gabriel Labrador – the valiant head of Task Force Kalikasan who is chosen to be the ‘tagapagligtas’ or the bearer of the Agimat ng Agila for his immeasurable will to protect the forest and wildlife.

The series also features the powerhouse cast including Sanya Lopez, Elizabeth Oropesa, Roi Vinzon, Benjie Paras, Allen Dizon, Michelle Dee, EA Guzman, Miggs Cuaderno, Ian Ignacio, and King Gutierrez; with the special participation of Sheryl Cruz.

Agimat ng Agila captured the hearts of viewers after it posted a 16.3 percent overnight rating during its debut based on Nielsen Phils. NUTAM People Ratings.

Bong conveyed his utmost gratitude for the warm reception he got from Kapuso fans. “Nakakataba po ng puso. I am very grateful to our viewers who saw and appreciated the result of our hard work to offer a fresh and quality viewing experience. Nakaka-inspire po na lalo pang paghusayin ang ating ginagawa at maghatid ng mas maganda at mas mahusay pang programa sa kanila,” Bong said.

Meanwhile, viewers and fans took to social media to express their appreciation and feedback over the show’s outstanding cinematography and well-rounded plot.

Twitter user Leo Calinog said, “Ang ganda para kang nanood ng pelikula. The cinematography is lit!”

YouTube user Stephen Benedict, in turn, lauded the show’s all-encompassing theme and relatable plot, “Kudos to GMA, sa lahat ng cast and crew. Wala akong masabi, nandito na lahat sa Agimat ng Agila – drama, action, pati na pag-alaga sa kalikasan at sa endangered species. Makakarelate bata man o matanda.”

The majority of viewers, like Facebook user Rolando Maga, also expressed their approval over the show’s promising start, “Napakaganda. Pilot episode pa lang ay mapapamangha na sa ganda. Kaya sigurado na sa susunod na episodes ay lalong gaganda pa ang mga eksena. Patuloy po kaming susubaybay.”

Meanwhile, this Saturday (May 8), viewers can expect more exciting scenes as Major Gabriel discovers that the eagle he rescued from his encounter with illegal loggers may have been an enchanted one possessing supernatural abilities.

Don’t miss the exciting adventures of Major Gabriel in Agimat ng Agila – under the helm of acclaimed director Rico Gutierrez – Saturdays, 7:15pm, on GMA-7.

Kapuso viewers from across the globe can also catch their favorite Kapuso shows via GMA’s international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International. For the program guide, visit www.gmapinoytv.com.