Judy Ann Santos promotes women empowerment in new soap Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala


After two years of focusing on hosting, Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo is back on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida through her new soap opera titled Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala.

Although she has long proven her ability to act, ABS-CBN’s Queen of Teleserye still feels a bit tense about making a comeback on the primetime block.

In an interview during her May 22 pictorial, Judy Ann related to the media how she feels about the new project.

“Sa totoo, mas over ‘yong kaba pero ‘yong tuwa ay nakaka-overwhelm.

“Wala ngang pressure, e, much more ‘yong nakaka-tense talaga.

“Kasi, siyempre, iniisip mo kung ano ang magiging reaksiyon ng mga tao sa trabaho mo after a long time. It’s been two years.

“‘Tapos medyo bago-bago ang istorya, hindi typical na story. It’s about woman empowerment.

“Apaw na apaw ka sa emosyon kasi parang all of a sudden, ang daming attention, buhos lahat. Very thankful ako.”

For the past two years, the public saw Judy Ann as a host in the reality cooking competition Junior Masterchef and Masterchef.

DIFFERENT STORY. Meanwhile, in the press conference prepared by ABS-CBN for Judy Ann last night, May 30, she repeatedly said that Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala is totally different from her past projects.

She was convinced to accept this offer immediately because of the theme.

“Noong prinesent sa amin ito, wala pa yatang five minutes, um-oo na ako.

“Kasi, mayroon kang gustong ibigay na mensahe sa mga tao, na hindi siya show na basta lang magpapaiyak ng mga tao.

“Gusto mong mamulat ang mga tao sa katotohanan, na sa panahon ngayon, kailangan marunong kang protektahan ang sarili mo dahil marami nang tao ang pwedeng manakit sa iyo at sa mga anak mo at sa buo mong pamilya.”

As Anessa Panaligan, Judy Ann will depict a strong woman and a loving daughter who would do everything for the sake of her family.

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Amid all the trials that she is facing, Anessa will meet and fall in love with Eros Diomedes (played by Sam Milby).


KC Concepcion plays Alexis, the best friend of Eros. She is the kontrabida in the story who will pretend to be Anessa.

Annessa does not have an idea that this rich young man will turn her life into a nightmare.

“Matindi rin ‘yong paniniwala namin na marami kaming mahihikayat na manood ng Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala para lang din mabigyan ng kumpiyansa ang mga kababaihan na hindi dapat ganyan,” added Judy Ann.

Joining Judy Ann and Sam in the cast are Tirso Cruz III, Coney Reyes, Susan Africa, John Estrada, and Mylene Dizon.

Matet de Leon, Empress, Byran Termulo, and Joseph Marco will also be part of Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala, which is directed by Jerry Sineneng and Tots Sanchez-Mariscal.

Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala will start airing on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida on June 17.


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