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A REAL-LIFE TELESERYE FOR CHRISTOPHER AND SANDY, TO REUNITE THEIR SICK SON WITH HIS CHILD, ON A SPECIAL EPISODE OF “CITIZEN PINOY”: Philippine showbiz icons Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong put their careers on hold to care for their cancer-stricken son Miguel. Apart from this heartbreaking ordeal, Christopher and Sandy were able to bring Miguel’s child from the Philippines to the U.S., as a green card holder, to be with his ailing father, through the help of their immigration lawyer Michael J. Gurfinkel on a brand-new episode of “Citizen Pinoy” — on Sunday at 6:15 p.m. Pacific Standard Time/Eastern Standard Time (9:15 p.m. EST through select cable/satellite providers).


Avid fans of soap operas know that Christopher de Leon was extremely busy with his latest hit Ikaw Lamang.

Everybody was tuned in to how it would end.

But what everyone was not aware of was that, while this teleserye was being taped, his family was going through its own crisis — with Christopher’s son Miguel diagnosed with a rare cancer in the U.S.

Miguel also wanted his son (Christopher’s grandchild) who was still in the Philippines to be by his hospital bedside.

At first, Miguel and his wife processed their child’s petition on their own.

But after months of inaction and “administrative review” at the U.S. Embassy, Christopher called Atty. Michael J. Gurfinkel to help their grandson get to the U.S. immediately to be with his sick father.

With Atty. Gurfinkel’s handling of the case, he was able to straighten issues with the Embassy, and have the immigrant visa issued, enabling Christopher to bring his grandchild to the U.S. to be with his son Miguel — three days before Miguel’s birthday.  

Watch this moving story of hope and reunion on a brand-new episode of “Citizen Pinoy” — on Sunday at 6:15 p.m. PST/EST (9:15 p.m. EST through select cable/satellite providers).