When Jimmy Bondoc made his rant against “the biggest network” which apparently referred to ABS-CBN, he inadvertently triggered an outpouring of support for ABS-CBN from netizens and celebrities alike.
Derek Ramsay showed “complete respect” for ABS-CBN where he had worked for six years. He is currently under contract to the GMA Network.
Former Kapuso reporter Michael Fajatin also supported the cause.
Mula Kapuso GMA7 hanggang sa Kasangbahay UNTV. Nakikiisa ako sa selebrasyon ng bawat Kapamilya sa isang malaya at progresibong Pilipinas!
Kapuso for 20 years, Rey Agapay showed his support to the rival network.
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as a broascasting student i was an intern for @gmapublicaffairs and have now been working for #gmaentertainment for close to 20 years now. #kapuso through and through. but that doesn’t mean i cannot recognize the #goodwork of my colleagues and friends in @abscbn we share the spirit of #excellence in our field, in shining the #light on the #truth, in defending and celebrating the filipino people’s right to freedom of speech, the #press, and of #expression Kung para sa #bayan, huwag tayong watak-watak at utak-talangka
Sunshine Cruz also posted a message on how the network helped her rebuild her career a few years ago.
Share ko lang po. Year 2013. Nung panahong lugmok ako, walang pera, walang matirahan, ABS-CBN ang nagbigay ng tsansa na…
Former GMA News and Public Affairs reporter Steve Dailisan gave his respects to the Kapamilya Network where he started his career, adding that he found friends who believe in truth.
Bago pa man ako magsimula bilang reporter sa GMA News and Public affairs, sa mga programang Wazzup Wazzup (Tadjock…
GMA News reporter Raffy Tima greeted ABS-CBN for their 65th Anniversary.
Marvin Agustin was very grateful to ABS-CBN for changing his life.
Newly recruited Kapuso Aiko Melendez also showed gratitude for her home for 9 years.
Atom Araullo also showed support to former colleagues at ABS-CBN.
After Jimmy Bondoc posted on his Facebook account about his excitement for “biggest network” closing down, celebrities and the public alike have reacted to his rant.
Bondoc had been referring to ABS-CBN whose franchise license is still up for renewal and will expire in 2020. He claimed that there were instances of fraud, sexual harassment, and politicking during his time there as an artist.
One netizen took Bondoc to task for what he denied was schadenfreude.
Though she admits that there are a lot of times she was irritated with ABS-CBN network, she questioned Bondoc for not reacting to President Rodrigo Duterte harassing women openly.
Well, I know that ABS-CBN ang ibig niya sabihin sa "biggest network". There are a lot of times naman talaga na naiinis ako sa ABS pero hello Jimmy Bondoc! Duterte harrasses women openly pero did we ever hear from you? pic.twitter.com/IwTdCJnese
— ❤Niel's 누나❤ (@AkangJuly) May 23, 2019
Duterte has made inappropriate comments about women on several occasions, including rape jokes. “As long as there are many beautiful women, there will be more rape cases,” Duterte said in reaction to Davao’s high number of rape cases.
The government is full of politicians w/ personal interest, where were u then Mr. Jimmy Bondoc? While the nation is being corrupted and Filipinos were used by this corrupt politicians/officials, u were plucking your guitar & singing mostly in ASAP w/c is in this biggest network!
— ❤Niel's 누나❤ (@AkangJuly) May 23, 2019
Bondoc had mentioned that the success of the network was based on politics and sexual favors which made her ask why he kept silent when the government was being corrupt.
Nakahalik ka lang sa pwet ni Duterte si Jimmy Bondoc akala niya ang laki ng ambag niya sa bansa lol. Kung matagal na palang may mga ganyang ganap, bakit wala naman kami narinig sa'yo? Dahil ba nakinabang ka rin, as you stated? Haha… na shut down kasi ang career kaya siguro
— ❤Niel's 누나❤ (@AkangJuly) May 23, 2019
In 2016, Bondoc was appointed by the president as the Assitant Vice President for Entertainment for PAGCOR, during which time his music career seemed to become stagnant.
Isa nalang! Ang yabang netong si Jimmy Bondoc! Ang plastik! Akala mo naman eh ngingiti-ngiti naman siyang parang tuta sa heads at sa mga tao ng ABS dati… kalokohan niya!
— ❤Niel's 누나❤ (@AkangJuly) May 23, 2019
The netizen wanted to point out that before he was appointed to a government position, he was one of the ABS-CBN artists who followed orders from the heads of the network.
Bondoc’s rant has fired up the network’s supporters, Kapamilya celebrities and even the rival channel’s personalities who also posted their reactions on social media.
Mister #jimmybondoc ang ampalaya inuulam. Yan di inuugali.. Palibhasa laos ka.. Ay hindi ka laos kasi di ka naman sumikat
— reymond t dayao (@sermhond03) May 25, 2019
ewan ko lang dito kay jimmy bondoc ahh he want to shut down abs eh ang problema lang naman niya yung news affairs ebat di na lang yun ang tirahin niya aminin na natin malaking bagay ang mawawalan sa entertainment industry sa pinas pag nawala abs k byee
— chelsea (@chels0y) May 25, 2019
— Quin Pee (@LoveYouPoe) May 25, 2019
Angel Locsin has been labeled an NPA (New People’s Army) sympathizer by some Twitter users. This was after Angel responded to a Marcos supporter who insinuated that a particular senatorial candidate a party list were linked to the NPA.
One netizen who claimed to be a doctor criticized Angel’s knowledge of the country’s history. The doctor in question is apparently based in Singapore and worked previously in Eastern Samar.
— Bo Licayan (@zedrix118) May 18, 2019
“Dear Ms. Angel Locsin, Artista ka. Doctor ako. FYI lang. please take time to know your Philippine history very well. Your whining here on twitter is so embarrassing. Walang laman eh. NpA sprouted because of the liberal party whom you’re defending. Go to the mountain 4 u to know,” the basher said.
The actress did not back down and responded.
“Bat hindi ho kayo ang mamundok ng makatulong pa ho kayo sa mga lugar na malayo ang ospital kesa ho gamitin nyo pa ho yung oras nyo sa pag tweet sa akin? Inaano ko po ba kayo, ma’am para magalit ka ng ganyan?”
Bat hindi ho kayo ang mamundok ng makatulong pa ho kayo sa mga lugar na malayo ang ospital kesa ho gamitin nyo pa ho yung oras nyo sa pag tweet sa akin? Inaano ko po ba kayo, ma’am para magalit ka ng ganyan?
— Angel Locsin (@143redangel) May 19, 2019
The doctor retorted, “Fyi, i am from eastern samar na madami ang NPA. Kaya hindi mo na kelangan sabihin sakin mamundok. Baka kaelangan mo yan for you to get in touch with reality. Not with written scripts.”
Angel then replied, “Lagi po ako sa bundok. 🙂 maganda na maramdaman mo na malawak ang mundo at napaliit lang natin. Very humbling. Try nyo rin po at mukhang kailangan nyo po, Doc.:)”
Lagi po ako sa bundok 🙂 maganda na maramdaman mo na malawak ang mundo at napaliit lang natin. Very humbling. Try nyo rin po at mukhang kailangan nyo po, Doc 🙂
— Angel Locsin (@143redangel) May 19, 2019
But the basher wasn’t done though, as she threw shade at Angel for being an actress.
Wala ka bang client na artista, doc? hindi ho ako magsasalita kung wala akong alam sa bagay. Pasensya na po kayo kung nagkulang ang 140 characters para ipaintindi po sa inyo. Kung gusto nyong paniwalaan na pinagtatanggol ko ang pangaabuso, bahala na po. Tutok na po sa patient nyo
— Angel Locsin (@143redangel) May 19, 2019
“Ganito ka shallow si Ms. Angel Locsin. Comparable to an empty can. Too noisy but nothing inside. Bawal ba magcomment sa inappropriate actions nya? As artista, she should be responsible with her actions and choice of words,” .
Angel then responded by describing her upbringing.
“Bilang doctor, responsible ka rin ho dapat. Nakakahiya po kayo. Siguro wala ho kayong client na artist kung ganyan ang tingin nyo samin. Mapangmataas ka po. Pero wala namang laman ang sinasabi. Pinalaki ho ako ang maayos ng magulang ko at tinuruan ho akong lumaban para sa tama.”
Di ba ho health advocate kayo doc, try to research kng ano kalagayan ng mga kababayan natin na mula sa far flung areas kung maayos ang access nila sa health care, yan na lang po ipaglaban ninyo at ng hindi po kayo maging shallow #mamundokKA
— Jay-R Mira (@mirajayar) May 20, 2019
Due to Angel Locsin’s portrayal of strong female characters, it was hard to imagine that she too was bullied in the past.
Filipina television and film actress Locsin, 33, posted this Friday on her Instagram story an exchange with a former high school bully who sought forgiveness for past transgressions.
Her former classmate from the University of Sto. Tomas High School reached out to the star of “The General’s Daughter” through a private message on Instagram, to apologize for his/her actions when they were younger.
The user’s identity was protected by Locsin and his/her message read: “Hi Angel, you probably don’t remember me but I used to not like you back in USTHS. I remember I bullied you before… I want to say I am sorry. I want you to know (while I am watching your movies in Netflix) that I am extremely amazed by how good an actress you are! Congratulations on how you have become a very good actress! I can probably say that perhaps, I am a fan now! Again, I apologize.”
“Hello! Mga bata pa tayo noon. Your message made me smile. Salamat. Pasensiya na rin kung may nagawa ako para hindi mo ako magustuhan. Sabi nga nila, it takes two to tango. So ayun. Pasensya na. Ingat lagi!” responded the famous actress.
She then went on to tell her Instagram followers that she was “quite moved” by the sudden act of contrition and shared it online for anyone who needed to be inspired by her former bully who now turned over a new leaf.
The Kapamilya star has served as an inspiration to many because of her charitable heart.
“At some point in our lives, we’ve all been bullied, and we’ve all been bullies. But as a wise Beatle once wrote, ‘Life is very short, and there’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend’. So if you have the chance to apologize to someone you’ve hurt, take it. And if someone asks for your forgiveness, give it to them. In either case, if your efforts are sincere, you’ll never regret it,” claimed Locsin.
The news of their first movie project together set abuzz online and was met with much enthusiasm from fans of both artists. The two will be directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, who is known for romantic comedy movies and melodramatic films.
With that said, here are the other times that talents from GMA Network worked with ABS-CBN film production company, Star Cinema:
A Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 entry, this comedy film, directed by Barry Gonzalez, became the first big-screen team up of “It’s Showtime” host Vice Ganda and Kapuso leading man Dingdong Dantes.
2. You’re Still The One
This romantic drama film, released in 2015, was the first big-screen team up of actress Maja Salvador and Dennis Trillo. Directed by Chris Martinez, the movie was co-produced with Regal Entertainment.
3. Da Possessed
Comedy-horror film of 2014, this movie starred Vhong Navarro and Solenn Heusaff under the direction of Joyce Bernal.
4. She’s The One
Bea Alonzo and Dingdong Dantes, celebrated actors from various primetime television series, teamed up for this 2013 romantic-comedy. The film was directed by Mae Cruz-Alviar.
5. It Takes A Man and A Woman
Isabelle Daza joined top Kapamilya stars Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz in this 2013 romantic-comedy sequel. Daza has since then transferred to ABS-CBN.
6. Kung Fu Divas
Ai Ai delas Alas co-starred with Kapuso superstar Marian Rivera in this action-comedy film directed by Onat Diaz. Delas Alas has since then transferred to GMA Network.
7. One More Try
Winning Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 entry, Dingdong Dantes starred for the second time in Star Cinema alongside Kapamilya stars Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, and Zanjoe Marudo. It was directed by Ruel Bayani.
8. Segunda Mano
Horror flick from 2011, a recurring actor in Star Cinema pictures, Dingdong Dantes this time around teamed up with Queen of All Media Kris Aquino. The film was directed by Joyce Bernal.
9. Won’t Last A Day Without You
Joey de Leon in a rare sighting for an ABS-CBN project, starred with Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson for this 2011 Star Cinema film directed by Raz de la Torre.
10. For the First Time
KC Concepcion, a showbiz newcomer and Richard Gutierrez, prized leading man from GMA-7 teamed up for this movie back in 2008. It was directed by Joyce Bernal. Gutierrez has since then transferred to ABS-CBN.
11. The Unmarried Wife
Maryo J. de los Reyes directed this film in 2016, following the footsteps of the success of “One More Try.” In his fifth ride with Star Cinema, Dingdong Dantes appeared on the movie alongside Angelica Panganiban and Paulo Avelino.
12. Just the 3 of Us
Jennylyn Mercado starred opposite John Lloyd Cruz in this 2016 romantic comedy film directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.
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Angel Locsin has proved herself over the last few years with her superb acting skills and on-cam charisma, and more Filipinos nationwide anticipated the actress’s much awaited comeback to primetime drama with the action-packed series ‘The General’s Daughter.’
Angel Locsin’s comeback project after 5 years is all worth the wait. Why? Because majority of TV viewers are watching it, based on the latest data released by the two ratings providers – NUTAM and Kantar Media. ABS-CBN gets TV ratings from Kantar Media while GMA Network rely on data coming from NUTAM.
‘The General’s Daughter’ vs. ‘Sahaya’
NUTAM: On March 18, the newly released ‘Sahaya,’ on its pilot episode, gained a total of 10.2%, having at least 2.4% lesser views than ‘The General’s Daughter,’ which earned 12.6%. On the next day, ‘The General’s Daughter,’ which earned a total percentage of 12.7, has a 2.7% gap over ‘Sahaya,’ which only earned 10.0%. ‘Sahaya,’ on its third day, gained a total of 10.8% viewership versus ‘The General’s Daughter,’ which earned a total of 12.8%, making at least an average of 2 percent gap.
On Thursday, ‘The General’s Daughter’ made a total of 3.0% higher score which gained a percentage of 14.3, while ‘Sahaya’ only gained a total of 11.3%. ‘Sahaya’ capped off its first week with only 11.7% while its rival ‘The General’s Daughter’ hit 13.9%.
Kantar Media: The Kapamilya series instantly scored a high rate of 34%, topping it’s rival series’ pilot episode (March 18) from the other network. ‘Sahaya,’ meanwhile, only got 15.9%. On March 19, domination was still on ABS-CBN’s side when ‘The General’s Daughter’ made total views of 33.4% while ‘Sahaya’ only gained 15.7%, having at least an average difference of 17.7 percent.
On March 20, the Kapuso network still did not get the higher rate as ‘Sahaya’ lost about 17.3%, after it earned a total percentage of 15.4% against ‘The General’s Daughter,’ which gained a total of 32.7%. ABS-CBN even got a higher gap when ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ gained a total of 34.2% against ‘Sahaya’ which gained a total of 16.1%, having at least an 18.1% higher rate than the latter series on March 21.
Indeed, more Filipino viewers nationwide look forward to Angel’s casting and appearance in every dramatic project that she’s into. She has performed quality and awesome acting skills that made tele-viewers inspired by her innate charisma. Angel Locsin has qualified herself, and proven to the Filipinos, that she is indeed the Primetime Drama-Action Queen.
Angel Locsin joined showbiz in 2002. During her early career years, she made her mark when she took her flight as ‘Darna’ in the GMA Network series. She made her Kapamilya acting debut in the drama series ‘Lobo’ as Lyka Raymundo-Ortega, which aired in 2006. The series won the “Ani ng Dangal Multimedia Award” and the actress was nominated for “Star Award for TV for Best Drama Actress.”
Angel Locsin’s rumored walk-out in one of ‘The General’s Daughter’ taping on February 15 has made abuzz in the entertainment circuit. Many have been asking about the reason behind such move. Despite the speculations, none of the entertainment reporters bothered to clarify it with the lead star of the said action-drama series.
It then compelled the actress to speak up.
According to rumors, Locsin had issues toward the director Manny Palo, but some have denied it. A reporter asked Angel’s co-star Tirso Cruz III during the birthday of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada but he failed to get a direct reply since according to the veteran actor came in later.
“Late call kasi ako. Pagdating ko dun, nakaalis na siya. Hindi ko talaga alam, bakit,” Tirso said.
He was also asked to confirm if there was truth about Locsin’s so-called ‘attitude problem’ toward the director. Cruz III denied it since the two (Locsin and Palo) have a good relationship.
“Ay hindi, Okay kami kay direk Manny. Wala kaming problema sa kanya. Okay sa set, walang problema.”
Recently a video on Youtube was uploaded and it showed reporters asking Ryza Cenon (another co-star of Locsin) regarding the walk-out issue. Cenon also said she has no idea what really happened that day because she was asleep.
She added that when she woke up Angel had already gone.
Allan Diones tagged Angel Locsin about the video of Ryza Cenon being interviewed about the walk-out issue that occurred in February. Locsin replied to the said rweet.
Thank you for tagging me, Sir Allan. As a well respected veteran JOURNALIST, I’m just wondering why after all the stories you’ve published u never took the time to get my side? Madali naman po akong ma-contact bilang magkakilala naman po tayo kung katotohanan po ang hanap nyo 🙂 https://t.co/HJylUHhtjb
— Angel Locsin (@143redangel) March 14, 2019
On her post, she thanked Diones for tagging her. She expressed her puzzlement on why reporters have not asked her directly about the issue. Stories were already published but none had the time to get her side.
Diones eventually sent a DM to Locsin on Twitter.
Thank you for the reply, Ms Angel. Sent you DM po! 🙂 https://t.co/4okNCJzPnA
— allan diones (@allan_d) March 14, 2019
If they really want the truth, then she is easy to contact, anyway.
You will never know when will be your last.
Jonathan Garcia a.k.a Chokoleit, a well- known comedian in the industry, died last Saturday after his performance in the celebration of the Kawayan Festival in Abra.
After his death, netizens posted the last performance of the comedian in reminiscing their laughter with him. But some of them considered his last performance was a “premonitions” because of what he mentioned during his performance.
He said, “Siyempre ako ang mauuna, kung ako ang huli baka hindi ko na kayo aabutan.”
There were a lot of netizens who got chills over that statement that no one had ever expected it would happen in reality.
Chokoleit’s last words are chilling. Still can’t believe how life just passes by. Hope this helps us appreciate life and our loved ones. RIP.
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Noticeably, during his performance, Chokoleit was having difficulty in breathing. And one of the netizens said that the comedian cut short his skit because of his cough.
He also mentioned that netizens always took pictures of him but he never saw them uploaded.
“Picture ng Picture hindi naman ako naniniwala dyan, ang dami nagpipicture jan wala naman akong nakitang nagupload.”
But now, due to his death, his pictures and videos will all be uploaded all over social media.
Panoorin ang huling performance ni Chokoleit sa Abra bago pumanaw. Kapansin-pansin na rin ang kanyang pagkahingal at kapos sa paghinga during the perfomance pero the show must go on at naitawid pa rin nya. For the last time he gave his last and remarkable performance! #RIPChokoleit
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During his last moments, after his performance, according to JM De Guzman who was one of the performers on the event, all he thought was that Chokoleit was tired because of his performance before he was brought to the hospital.
“Not his usual self na parang jolly… inisip ko parang baka pagod lang or feel down,” said De Guzman.
“Pero at the same time I know he’s in a safe place, happy place,” he added.
Pops Fernandez, another performer on the same event can’t believe over Chokoleit’s death as she recently had a conversation with him.
“Sabi ko, ‘Kumusta ka na?’ sabi niya, ‘I’m in a good place right now saka nakaipon na ako, Ms. Pops’ so sabi ko ‘I’m happy happy naman for you,” shared by Fernandez.
Condolences from celebrities for the comedian has spread over social media.
One of his friends, comedian Vice Ganda, thanked the Lord for giving him a chance to meet him.
“Thank you, Lord for giving me a chance to meet Chokoleit and become his friend. I’m sad that we lost him, But happy that he’ll be in a much peaceful and happier place now with you. Thanks for everything Chokie. I love you!,” Vice Ganda.
Thank you Lord for giving me a chance to meet Chokoleit and become his friend. Im sad that we lost him. But happy that he’ll be in a much peaceful and happier place now with you. Thanks for everything Chokie. I love you!!! Rest well my friend.
— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) March 9, 2019
Claudine Barretto also posted their video of spending their happiest moments together. It is the fanteserye “Marina” where his career bloomed by playing the role of “Perla” with the actress.
And so with other celebrities like Ogie Alcasid, Vhong Navarro, Angel Locsin, and Paulo Avelino who also sent their condolences over the social media.
At the age of 48, Chokoleit, the comedian and actor, died of a heart attack.
It’s not about the time you have spent your life in this world but how you have spent a good life. Indeed, as shown by the love he received, it is evidence that he spent a good life here on earth.
Angel Locsin had nothing but kind words to the director of The General’s Daughter, Manny Palo.
During the press conference of her first ever teleserye under Dreamscape, for her prime time comeback after a few years of hiatus, she shared what’s it like to work with Palo as a director.
“Si Direk Manny Palo kasi is brilliant. Ang swerte namin na nagkaroon kami ng direktor na alam niya kung anong gagawin. Siya kasi yung kaya niya kaming i-control lahat. Kasi kahit anong sabihin namin sa kanya, memorize niya yung script so hindi namin siya maloloko.”
Locsin added that because the director knows what he is doing, they often finish their taping schedules on time.
“Alam niya yung gagawin niyo sa bawat eksena kaya ang bilis bilis din niya mag shoot. Natatapos namin yung schedule namin. Plus ang gaan din niya ka-trabaho.”
The actress then addressed her remark that director Palo is a “terror” on the set, saying that others may only view him that way maybe because he had a bad day or someone did something wrong. However, she thinks that he’s really kind and caring.
“Sabi ng iba terror daw si Direk Manny. Siguro pag may mali ka, ganon. Or siguro, bad day lang si direk pero he’s really nice. Actually ang bait ni direk. At maalaga siya sa mga tao. “
She even admitted that the cast sometimes makes fun of the director whenever he gets angry.
“Minsan pinapagtawanan namin pag nagwawala siya pero part niya na yun eh. Parang hindi pwedeng hindi eh. Boring. Boring yung set. At umpisa palang sinabi niya ‘walang diva sa inyo ha, ako lang ang diva,’ kaya siya lang ang diva ganon. “
On the other hand, Locsin admitted that her character on the series is her most complicated role thus far. She has also praised her co-stars.
“Masasabi ko na I think eto yung pinaka-complex [and] complicated na character na gagawin ko. Mahirap po siya. Actually mga characters po namin, mahirap gawin. Pero fun, kasi yung mga ka-eksena ko po ang gagaling umarte so nakakakuha po ako sa kanila ng emosyon.”
The General’s Daughter also stars big names such as Paulo Avelino, Arjo Atayde, Tirso Cruz III, Albert Martinez, Eula Valdez, Janice de Belen, and Maricel Soriano.
The General’s Daughter airs weeknights on the ABS-CBN network.
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Angel Locsin has been missing in action from teleseryes since The Legal Wife. And now that she is coming back with The General’s Daughter, she shared the reason why it took her five years to star in a series again.
In the span of a few years, the actress went through a break-up, a spinal injury, and an almost resignation from ABS-CBN.
The reason for her teleserye hiatus was speculated to be one of those occurrences but at the press conference of The General’s Daughter, she shared that it was actually not the case.
So why? Darna.
“Noong gagawin ko po dapat ‘yung ‘Darna,’ mayroon kaming agreement ng ABS na hindi ako tatanggap ng ibang project hangga’t ginagawa po ‘yung ‘Darna.’ Dahil inabot tayo ng lampas limang taon ata ‘yung preparation ng ‘Darna,’ na-delay nang na-delay.”
Star Cinema announced in 2014 that Locsin would play as the Filipino female super hero once again for the film adaptation.
“Though nakakagawa ng ibang guestings, ng pelikula, ‘yung teleserye not allowed.
“May agreement naman po kami sa ganu’n, kasi mahirap at very physical. Pati ‘yung schedule na kailangan doon sa ‘Darna,’ medyo challenge. Natagalan po talaga.”
Though she was absent from teleseryes, she did take on some acting roles, including a two-part episode for Maalaala Mo Kaya, and a guest appearance in La Luna Sangre. She also continued to be a judge in Pilipinas Got Talent.
The actress was also in two non-action films under Star Cinema.
In 2017, she has decided to withdraw from Darna, citing her injury and how the role would require a lot of physical routines.
The General’s Daughter will premiere on Monday, January 21, after FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.