Here's why Carol Banawa declined offer to be part of musical soap in the Philippines

by James Patrick Anarcon
Jul 13, 2018
Carol Banawa, who is now based in the United States, revealed that she received an offer to do a musical teleserye in the Philippines. However, she had to turn it down to pursue her nursing career.

Former singer-actress Carol Banawa revealed that she received an offer to do a teleserye in the Philippines.

Carol, who is now based in the United States as a licensed practical nurse, shared this on her Instagram account last July 5.

However, she said that she had to "respectfully decline" the offer.

She wrote, "Just got offer to do another musical soap. Honored, flattered and grateful to still be considered. [heart]

"However, had to respectfully decline, need to pursue my nursing career. [heart]

"Maybe in God's time, the right project will come along.

"But for now, thank you for still remembering me. You know who you are. #grateful #kilig"


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In a conversation with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) through Facebook Messenger this morning, July 13, Carol confirmed that the offer came from a TV network in the Philippines.

While she did not name which TV station gave her an offer, Carol said, "They made sure I knew that if I decided to go back to the biz I can approach them kaya nakakatuwa."

The former Ang TV star also told PEP.ph that she is currently preparing for her board exams.

Carol recently graduated summa cum laude at a Nursing School in the United States with an Associates Degree in Nursing.

Before Carol transferred to the United States, she was part of ABS-CBN's stable of singers and actresses.

She was part of the variety show ASAP, the movie Tanging Yaman (2000), and the teleserye Sa Dulo Ng Walang Hanggan (2001).

In 2002, Carol got her big break in teleseryes when she was tapped to play the lead role in the musical series Bituin (2002), as the eldest daughter of Nora Aunor.

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After Bituin, she decided to leave showbiz to bring her ailing father abroad. She eventually stayed in the U.S.

In 2010, Carol returned to the Philippines for a short vacation that allowed her to record an album and sing theme songs of teleseryes and movies.

Her version of the song "Maalaala Mo Kaya," which she also recorded in 2010, is still being used as the official theme song of MMK.

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Carol Banawa, who is now based in the United States, revealed that she received an offer to do a musical teleserye in the Philippines. However, she had to turn it down to pursue her nursing career.
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