• After Miguel Tanfelix started playing the role of Pagaspas again, many are wondering if where is Lawiswis now
  • Lawiswis was àPagaspas’ partner in Mulawin, which was aired more than 10 years ago
  • The role of Lawiswis was played by child star Sam Bumatay, who left her showbiz career to pursue her studies

After seeing Pagaspas on television again, many started wondering if where is his partner Lawiswis now.

In an article written by James Patrick Anarcon of PEP, it was disclosed that while Miguel Tanfelix — who played the role of Pagaspas — continues to remain active in show business, Sam Bumatay — who potrayed Lawiswis — left her acting career to pursue her studies.

Lawiswis’ journey

Bumatay, like Tanfelix, was a product of the talent search Starstruck Kids 2004. She was declared as the Starstruck Kids Ultimate Female Survivor; while he was awarded as the First Prince.

After Starstruck, the two  immediately joined the telefantasya Mulawin. Bumatay also played as the doll-turned-child Sam in QTV’s sitcom Ay! Robot starring Ogie Alcasid, Tanya Garcia, and Eunice Langusad. She also played the young version of actresses in TV shows.

She, however, decided to stop showbiz and continue schooling.

Currently, the 17-year-old former actress is enrolled at the University of Sto. Tomas.

Pagaspas’ journey

Meanwhile, Tanfelix, who is now one of the most popular teen actors, appeared on Wednesday in the remake of telefantasya Encantadia, playing the same role that he played in Mulawin more than 10 years ago.

Noong nalaman ko po na ako ‘yung gaganap bilang Pagaspas ng Encantadia, talagang nag-flashback po sa ‘kin lahat ng mga memories ko before. And siyempre nakakagulat [I was surprised that I will be playing the role of Pagaspas in Encantadia. A lot of memories came back to me. And of course, I was surprised],” Tanfelix said.

He shared that he was very happy when told that he will be portraying the same character again.

“Ang saya sa feeling na gagampanan mo ulit ‘yung role na ginampanan mo nung five years old ka [It’s a happy feeling to play the role that you portrayed when you were five years old],” he expressed.

Pagaspas’ mission in Encantadia is to find Ybarro. He was sent by Reyna Amihan after she felt guilty for being the reason why Ybarro and Alena ended their relationship.

Watch this Mulawin episode which features Pagaspas and Lawiswis: