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‘The Legal Wife’: Another Intense Drama on Primetime Bida

The cast of 'Legal Wife' minus Rosales with Henry Quitain. Photograph by Adrian Benipayo.

The cast of ‘Legal Wife’ minus Rosales with Henry Quitain. Photograph by Adrian Benipayo.

Replacing a soap like ‘Maria Mercedes’ is one that challenged the people behind ‘The Legal Wife’, which will premiere tomorrow, January 27 with Angel Locsin, Jericho Rosales, Maja Salvador, and JC de Vera as the lead stars. It will be directed by Rory B. Quintos and Dado Lumibao.

The soap was originally titled ‘Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin’ and was also supposedly going to replace another show in 2013—‘Bukas na lang Kita Mamahalin’, but fate didn’t allow it and it was to give way for the clamor of Koreanovela fanatics to air first—‘When a Man Falls in Love’.

According to Henry Quitain, the creative manager for the show—this soap is not just centered on the love triangle between Monica Santiago (Locsin), married to Adrian de Villa (Rosales), and with Nicole Esquivel (Salvador); but rather places the fourth important character of Max Gonzales (de Vera).


It is a love square and not a love triangle. Audience will be treated to a different kind of storytelling and intertwining relationships in the most complicated manner. See how the four characters have matured in their takes for their respective roles that will surely make televiewers glued to their television sets on weeknights.

Locsin, Rosales, Salvador, de Vera are also supported by veteran stars like Christopher de Leon as Javier Santiago, Rio Locsin as Eloisa Santiago, Mark Gil as Dante, Joem Bascon as Javy Santiago, Ahron Villena as Jasper Santiago, and Maria Isabel Lopez as Sandra. Other stars are Thou Reyes, Vandolph Quizon, Frenchie Dy, Dionne Monsanto, Pamu Pamorada, Michael Flores, and Joe Vargas. Xyriel Manabat, James Blanco, Neri Naig, Matt Evans, Bugoy Carino, and Aaron Junatas will have special appearances in the said show.

Having all these stars in the said series, ABS-CBN already provides its loyal viewers with another intense drama to watch out for.

Another Article I wrote about Rachelle Ann Go

The following texts are lifted from my article published on BroadwayWorld.com. 🙂

BWW Interviews: Rachelle Ann Go, MISS SAIGON’s New Gigi

Go posed before the selected press people who were invited to her photo shoot. Photograph courtesy of Vic Fabe.

Go posed before the selected press people who were invited to her photo shoot. Photograph courtesy of Vic Fabe.

Manila, Philippines, January 24, 2014–Rachelle Ann Go, 27-year-old concert and stage artist, is staging a concert titled “Miss Rachelle: The Send-off Concert” on Saturday, February 22, 8 p.m. at Meralco Theatre before she flies to London to revive the role of Gigi in the 25th anniversary production of Cameron Mackintosh’s “Miss Saigon.”

The concert, whose repertoire includes chill and acoustic songs, will also celebrate Go’s 10th anniversary as a performer.

Did she ever think of playing a role in “Miss Saigon”?

When Go first saw a production of “Miss Saigon” in Canada several years ago, she told herself that she wanted to be part of the production. With that desire in her heart, she decided to try her luck when “Miss Saigon” held a highly publicized tryout in Manila in November 2012.

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Latest Article on ABS-CBNNews.com

I am glad to have met Rachelle Ann Go during her photo shoot for her upcoming send-off concert this February.

I am sharing my latest article published on ABS-CBNNews.com.

Rachelle Ann to hold send-off concert

Official Poster of 'Miss Rachelle: The Send-off Concert'. Image courtesy of Cornerstone Concerts.

Official Poster of ‘Miss Rachelle: The Send-off Concert’. Image courtesy of Cornerstone Concerts.

MANILA, Philippines – Singer-actress Rachelle Ann Go is mounting a one-night concert before flying off to London to play the role of Gigi in the restaging of the hit musical “Miss Saigon.”

Dubbed as “Miss Rachelle: The Send-off Concert,” the show will be held on February 22, 8 p.m., at the Meralco Theater.

The concert will also commemorate Go’s 10th anniversary in the entertainment industry.

In a recent interview with the singer during a photo shoot visit, she said the concert is her way of saying goodbye since she will be away for at least a year.

Go, 27, will be leaving in March and to start the two months of rehearsals for “Miss Saigon,” which is slated to open in May.

She admitted that she never thought of being cast as the hardened bar girl Gigi, originally played by Filipina actress Isay Alvarez, when she joined the Manila auditions for the musical last year.

“When I first received the e-mail informing me about my inclusion in the show and me being offered as Gigi, it was quite surreal,” she confessed. “I waited for like 10 months before the official announcement of the cast members was revealed.”

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