Veteran actress Pilar Pilapil returns to GMA-7 after 13 years via Marian Rivera teleserye

by James Patrick Anarcon
Feb 18, 2020
Pilar Pilapil, who starred in ABS-CBN shows for the past 13 years, makes a Kapuso comeback via GMA-7's upcoming prime-time series, First Yaya, top-billed by Marian Rivera.
PHOTO/S: @kapusoprgirl on Instagram

Veteran actress Pilar Pilapil returns to GMA-7 after 13 years of doing teleseryes with ABS-CBN.

The former beauty queen is part of the upcoming prime-time series First Yaya, starring Marian Rivera and Gabby Concepcion.

The story conference for the show happened yesterday, February 17, at GMA Network Center.

Pilar's last TV project with GMA-7 was the remake of MariMar in 2007, with Marian also playing the title role.

Pilar was cast as Dona Dolores Aldama, Marimar's grandmother.

Prior to MariMar, Pilar did a full-length TV series in the Kapuso network titled Di Ba't Ikaw. Aired in the year 1999, it was the first network-produced teleserye that starred Jessa Zaragoza, Jao Mapa, and Jomari Yllana.

Pilar's last teleserye in ABS-CBN was the daytime series Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit, which concluded in October 2019.

Pilar's other TV projects with the Kapamilya network include: Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan (2001), Lobo (2008), Agua Bendita (2010), Ina, Kapatid, Anak (2012), Muling Buksan Ang Puso (2013), Pasion de Amor (2015), A Love To Last (2017), and The Blood Sisters (2018).

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FIRST YAYA CAST MEMBERS REVEALED

During the omnibus plug for GMA-7's 2020 offerings, only Marian, Gabby, and Pancho Magno were seen in the teaser for First Yaya.

The full cast of First Yaya was revealed during the February 18 story conference.

First Yaya marks the first acting stint of Cassy Legaspi, the daughter of Carmina Villarroel and Zoren Legaspi.

Also part of the cast are veteran actresses Glenda Garcia and Sandy Andolong.

Glenda recently finished her stint in ABS-CBN's series, Pamilya Ko, while Sandy stars in her second GMA-7 teleserye after leaving ABS-CBN's Home Sweetie Home in 2018.

Sandy's last teleserye was the afternoon series Dahil sa Pag-ibig, which concluded in October 2019.

Dead Kids actor Kelvin Miranda and child actors Sebastian "Baeby Baste" Benedict and Princess Aguilar complete the cast of First Yaya.

GMA-7 has yet to announce more details about First Yaya, including its airing date.

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Pilar Pilapil, who starred in ABS-CBN shows for the past 13 years, makes a Kapuso comeback via GMA-7's upcoming prime-time series, First Yaya, top-billed by Marian Rivera.
PHOTO/S: @kapusoprgirl on Instagram
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