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Judy Ann Santos dons president’s hat in TV comeback after five years

March 15 ------ Judy Ann Santos is ready to grace the Filipino television screen again as she prepares for her comeback TV role after five years.  


On Instagram, the “Mara Clara” star shared a video of her first filming day for the series “The Bagman,” in which she will play the role of the country’s president.  


In the video, Santos was wearing a black suit and roaming around the set as she totally embodied the character in between takes.  “I’m back acting! After Starla, ito na ulit. I am back with ABS-CBN… Ganito pala pakiramdam ng presidente, may taga-payong, may mga naka shades na bodyguard,” the actress said in her video. The “Esperanza” actress was last seen in television as Attorney Teresa Dichavez-Manalo in the 2019 fantasy drama series “Starla.”  


In an interview with TV Patrol, Santos remarked that she has mixed feelings about coming back to television since her last was pre-pandemic and things were different then. “Ngayon na lang ulit ako gumawa ng series. Nandiyan excitement, nervous, cold feet. Hindi ko alam saan ako magsisimula, I will play it by ear. Para ulit ako nag-aaral, Grade 1. Lahat bago sa akin. Ibang-iba ang production ngayon sa bago ng pandemya,” she explained. “The Bagman” is a spin-off of the original digital series “Bagman,” which stars Arjo Atayde, who will be reprising his role as Benjo Malaya. “Bagman” won for Atayde the Best Actor award at the 2020 Winner Asian Academy Creative Awards 




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