Last Wednesday, millions of viewers worldwide witnessed the death of now one of the iconic villains on television, Joaquin Tuazon, portrayed by Arjo Atayde. For almost two years on air, “Joaquin” made life difficult for Cardo Dalisay (Coco Martin) and his family in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano on ABS-CBN’s primetime block. The end of his protagonism marks a major shift in the story. The hit primetime series is now on its Book 2.
Arjo was first known to many by being the son of seasoned actress Sylvia Sanchez and businessman Art Atayde. Eventually, he slowly made a name for himself in the business. He once shared how instrumental co-actor and FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano lead star Coco Martin is in getting this major break in showbiz. Coco kept his word from years ago that he wants to work with Arjo in a project. What seemed like a simple promise fulfilled turned out to be a turning point in Arjo’s career. His effective performance as the evil Joaquin is seen in the numerous epic reactions from household viewers, netizens, and even his co-stars.
Here are some of Arjo’s FPJAP co-stars paying tribute to his portrayal as Joaquin and being a friend offscreen. While his character received so much hate, Arjo seems to be getting all the love in real life.
Pina Hanga mo ang buong Pilipinas sa talento mo tol! Congrats!! Mamimiss ka namin sa set! Pero alam kong hindi dun matitigil ang nabuo nating pagkakaibigan! Maraming salamat sa mahusay mo na pag ganap kay Joaquin Tuazon! 2 taon mo inasar, pinaiyak at ginalit ang sambayanan, at dahil dun mas lalo ka nilang minahal tol! Keep it real bro! Hang soon!! Brother for life! Lab you Jo!!! @arjoatayde 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
You took Joaqin, owned it and took it to a whole ‘nother level. Napakahusay mo! Madaming nagagalit kay Joaqin. Pero ang totoo, yung Arjo na kasama namin sa set, eto yun. Napakasaya, masarap katrabaho, nakakatawa at napakabuting tao at kaibigan. Ma mimiss ka namin bro. The bond that we all formed through the year and months will never be broken. Love you brother man @arjoatayde TEAM PROMDI FOREVER ❤ #FPJsAngProbinsyano #TeamPromdi
Wala kaming ipagpapasalamat sa mga ginawa ni Joaquin Tuazon dahil sa mga hindi masikmurang kasamaang ginawa niya. Pero kung gaano man po kami at kayo galit sakanya, ay kabaligtaran naman po ng pagkakaibigan at pagmamahal namin kay @ArjoAtayde dito sa aming set. Di ka namin mamimiss sabi mo diba? Bisita ka agad sa’min Brother!!! 👏🏻 Paalam Joaquin! Napakahusay mo!!!! 👏🏻 #FPJAPBagongBuhay
Even Arjo expressed he will miss Joaquin:
In case you missed it, here are some of the stress-inducing scenes leading to Cardo and Joaquin’s final encounter:
Bandila report by MJ Felipe: