Judy Ann Santos’ ABS-CBN program, Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan, is bound to end sometime after its one-year run.
According to Judy Ann, the show’s producers, Cory V. Vidanes and Roldeo T. Endrinal, had already discussed this to her in a Zoom meeting.
“When Tita Cory and Sir Deo called me up for a Zoom meeting, they explained to me kung bakit mag-e-end kami after one year and hindi naman siya iyong abrupt na pagtanggal," said Judy Ann during her PEP Exclusives interview (Philippine Entertainment Portal) on Monday, June 14, 2021,
The Kapamilya star continued, “It’s just that ang ABS, wala kaming sariling network and, at the same time, marami pang puwedeng pagbigyan ng chance na makapasok sa trabaho.
"So you give chance to others. More than enough na sa akin iyong nakapagkuwento ako ng buhay ng ibang tao at nakapag-share ako ng positive energy.”
In the meantime, it's been rumored that after Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan, a TV version of her YouTube show, Judy Ann’s Kitchen, could be in the works.
But Judy Ann said, “Alam mo, hindi ko alam iyong isa pang show na ako pa rin.
“Kung papalarin na ako pa rin iyong susunod na ipapalit na show, bakit hindi?
"Kung hindi naman, okay lang naman, naiintindihan ko naman. Lahat naman tayo, naghahanap ng trabaho, di ba?"
The 43-year-old actress continued, "Pero sa pagkakataon na iba ang sitwasyon ng ABS ngayon, we all have to be very understanding.
“Hintay-hintay, dasal na sana matapos na lahat ito. All our lives would be back to normal hopefully soon.
“But ako, I’m all for ABS na sana, at some point, makabalik na rin sa normal programming iyong station namin.”
On July 10, 2020, 70 congressmen denied the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise, causing a wide retrenchment among its workers.
ONE YEAR OF DOING PAANO KITA MAPASASALAMATAN
On June 13, 2020, Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan started airing simultaneously with the launch of Kapamilya Channel, the cable channel showing all ABS-CBN programs after the network went off the air on May 5, 2020.
Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan is a documentary drama series that features the stories of four people who started a "chain of kindness" when their lives get connected by their good deeds.
Judy Ann never expected the show would last this long, “Well, actually, parang napakabilis talaga ng panahon ano?
"Who would have thought na aabot ng taon ang Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan?
“I’m always grateful and super blessed na sa kabila ng lahat ng nangyari sa ABS, I was still given a chance to be able to be part of the show.”
She is also happy to do a show with a purpose especially in the time of pandemic.
Judy Ann said, “Mas makatao siya, it talks about kindness, it talks about compassion to people sa very timely na manner, sa panahon na kailangan nagtutulungan talaga ang mga tao at nag-iintindihan.
“Noong iprinesent sa akin iyong show, it was something na hindi kailangang pag-isipan kasi alam ko na ito iyong kailangan marinig ng mga tao ngayon.
“Kailangan ng positive energy, kailangan ng inspiration so I’m just so happy na naka-one year na kami.”
At present, ABS-CBN programs, including Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan, airs on Kapamilya Channel on cable, A2Z on free TV, and Kapamilya Online Live on YouTube and Facebook.