Albert Martinez returns to GMA-7 after 14 years with ABS-CBN

by James Patrick Anarcon
Feb 23, 2021
Albert Martinez, who was last seen in ABS-CBN's afternoon series Kadenang Ginto, is making a comeback in GMA-7 via the upcoming series Las Hermanas.
PHOTO/S: Kadenang Ginto (ABS-CBN) / Courtesy of Camille Hermoso-Hafezan

Albert Martinez is back as a Kapuso.

After 14 years of being with ABS-CBN, Albert is set to make his GMA-7 comeback in the Afternoon Prime drama series Las Hermanas.

The veteran actor attended a Zoom meeting with the creatives and production staff of his upcoming GMA-7 drama series earlier today, February 23.

A photo of their meeting was posted on Instagram by Camille Hermoso-Hafezan, the senior program manager of the series.

Also in the meeting were GMA-7 creative director Aloy Adlawan, creative head RJ Nuevas, creative consultant Kit Villanueva-Zapata, head writer Geng Delgado, and executive producer Marissa Jesuitas-Hilario.

Las Hermanas was included in GMA-7’s omnibus plug for its 2021 shows.

Details about the teleserye, including Albert's role and co-stars, are yet to be revealed.

Albert Martinez in zoom meeting of GMA-7 series Las Hermanas

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Albert Martinez (bottom rightmost) with the staff of his upcoming Kapuso TV series Las Hermanas: (top row L-R) creative head RJ Nuevas, creative consultant Kit Villanueva-Zapata, executive producer Marissa Jesuitas-Hilario, head writer Geng Delgado, (bottom row) senior program manager Camille Hermoso-Hafezan, and creative director Aloy Adlawan.

ALBERT MARTINEZ AS A KAPUSO

Albert’s first teleserye was actually with GMA-7, when he played the leading man of Julie Vega in the ‘80s classic drama series, Anna Liza.

After Anna Liza, teleseryes were still not a staple on television, and Albert was mostly seen in movies and drama anthologies.

In 2001, GMA-7 started producing teleseryes again with Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin, top-billed by Angelika dela Cruz and Sunshine Dizon.

Albert played Angelika's rich father who was in search of his missing heiress.

When Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin ended its run in 2002, Albert worked with Angelika again in the show’s replacement drama series, Habang Kapiling Ka.

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This time, Albert played a kontrabida role.

Albert Martinez in Habang Kapiling Ka

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Albert played another important role in 2003's Twin Hearts, top-billed by Tanya Garcia and Dingdong Dantes. This series replaced Habang Kapiling Ka.

When Twin Hearts ended in 2004, Albert took a break from doing daily soap operas.

ALBERT’S PROJECTS WITH ABS-CBN

In 2006, Albert worked for an ABS-CBN drama series for the first time via Sa Piling Mo, where he played the third wheel to Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual.

This was followed by a string of teleseryes in the Kapamilya network, where Albert mostly played father roles for 14 years.

This included Pedro Penduko (2006), Maria Flordeluna (2007), Princess Sarah (2007), Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara (2008), Palos (2008), and Kahit Isang Saglit (2008).

In 2009, Albert played the father of Zaijian Jaranilla in the top-rating drama series May Bukas Pa. The series performed so well in the ratings game that it ran for one year in ABS-CBN’s prime-time block.

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Albert continued to star in ABS-CBN teleseryes, like Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo (2010), Nasaan Ka, Elisa? (2011), Princess and I (2012), Juan Dela Cruz (2013), and Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon (2014).

ALBERT ALMOST TRANSFERRED TO GMA-7 IN 2014

In 2014, while Albert was still doing Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon, there were reports about his rumored transfer to the Kapuso network.

But this did not push through.

Instead, Albert did two drama shows with the Kapamilya network in 2015: the afternoon series All of Me and the prime-time series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.

Albert Martinez in ABS-CBN Kadenang Ginto

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Albert’s stint with FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano ended in 2016.

This was followed by roles in La Luna Sangre (2017), The Good Son (2017), Bagani (2018), Kadenang Ginto (2018-2019), and The General’s Daughter (2019).

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Albert Martinez, who was last seen in ABS-CBN's afternoon series Kadenang Ginto, is making a comeback in GMA-7 via the upcoming series Las Hermanas.
PHOTO/S: Kadenang Ginto (ABS-CBN) / Courtesy of Camille Hermoso-Hafezan
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