Angel Locsin thanks her former mother network, GMA-7, for including her character in Mulawin as part of an art card showing the Kapuso network's memorable women characters in teleseryes.
GMA-7, through its social media accounts, released the art card on March 2. The illustration features some of the network's iconic female characters on TV.
These include Marian Rivera's title role in Amaya, Bianca Umali's title role in Sahaya, and Jennylyn Mercado's Maxine in Descendants of the Sun.
Rhian Ramos and Glaiza de Castro, who played lesbian lovers in The Rich Man's Daughter, are also part of the art card.
The network also included its powerful women in telefantasyas: the four Sang'gres in Encantadia 2016 played by Kylie Padilla, Sanya Lopez, Gabbi Garcia, and Kylie Padilla; and Angel Locsin's Alwina character in the 2004 series Mulawin.
GMA-7 wrote in its caption, "Ngayong National Women's Month, the spotlight is on the memorable women of @gmadrama! Sino sa kanila ang hindi mo malilimutan at bakit? #CelebrateWomenTogether #CelebrateTogether"
It may be recalled that apart from Angel, GMA-7 actress Heart Evangelista also played the role of Alwina in Mulawin's sequel, Mulawin vs. Ravena. However, Heart's character was only seen in the show for four weeks.
Angel Locsin's fan club, Team Angel PH, reposted the art card on Instagram. Angel, in turn, reposted this in her Instagram stories.
Angel wrote in her post, "Thank you @gmanetwork [heart emoji]"
ANGEL LOCSIN: A KAPUSO TURNED KAPAMILYA
Angel started her TV career in 2002 via GMA-7's youth-oriented series, Click.
Among her batchmates in Click were Richard Gutierrez, Railey Valeroso, Karen delos Reyes, Valerie Concepcion, and Jake Cuenca.
Angel also did supporting roles in the teleseryes Twin Hearts and Ang Iibigin Ay Ikaw Pa Rin.
In early 2004, Angel left Click to pursue bigger roles in the Kapuso network's prime-time programs.
Her big break came in August 2004, when she was tapped to play the leading lady in the network's telefantasya, Mulawin, and was paired with Richard Gutierrez.
Coming from the success of Mulawin, GMA-7 gave her the much-coveted title role in the network's TV adaptation of Darna.
She then top-billed other projects such as Majika (2006) and Asian Treasures (2007).
After Asian Treasures wrapped up in mid-2007, Kapuso fans believed that Angel's next project would be MariMar.
It was reported that Angel turned down the role, while an insider from GMA-7 said that the network did not offer the project to her.
During the time of the MariMar issue, Angel's contract with GMA Artist Center expired.
Rumors then came out that Angel would be transferring to ABS-CBN.
Wilma Galvante, who was GMA Vice President for Entertainment at the time, expressed her disappointment over Angel's departure from the network.
Angel eventually inked a two-year contract with ABS-CBN on August 11, 2007.
ANGEL LOCSIN'S PRESENT CAREER WITH ABS-CBN
On January 11, 2019, during her solo press conference for The General's Daughter, the actress revealed to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other reporters that she almost resigned from ABS-CBN and quit showbiz.
However, ABS-CBN was able to convince her to stay. Angel was offered the lead role in The General's Daughter.
Angel also said during the interview that she never intends to leave ABS-CBN.
She explained, "Kasi they’re very loyal sa akin, e. Di ko naramdaman na hindi genuine yung concern nila sa akin. I don't know, maybe, kapag nararamdaman mo kasing may loyalty rin sa 'yo yung tao, binabalik mo yung loyalty, e. So ganun lang din sa akin and hangga't kailangan ako, andito pa naman ako."
Angel has been very vocal in defending ABS-CBN against its critics amid the network's franchise renewal woes.
Currently, Angel is busy preparing for her wedding to Neil Arce.