Judy Ann Santos got offers from rival studios


JUDY Ann Santos has learned to be “not too sensitive.”

“It’s all about loyalty,” talent manager Alfie Lorenzo explained when asked why his ward Judy Ann Santos renewed her contract with ABS-CBN.

Despite being vocal about having disagreements with her Kapamilya bosses, the actress finally signed a two-year guaranteed deal with the network recently.

“It’s true that she received offers from other networks [which] promised to double, even triple, the money she was getting from ABS-CBN,” Lorenzo told the Inquirer. “For a while, I also thought she would join Ryan (Agoncillo, Santos’ husband) if he signed up with either TV5 or GMA 7.”

However, Lorenzo pointed out, Santos had  been with the Kapamilya network for 20 years, and would like to celebrate her silver anniversary there. The actress’ new contract will have her hosting the local franchise of the American game show “Bet on Your Baby.”

Santos will also host another game show and appear in a drama series before the end of 2015, Lorenzo reported. “She will have TV guestings in between,” he added.

Martyr streak


“I kept telling Juday (Santos’ nickname) that she had worked with ABS-CBN for such a long time that she had imbibed all her martyr characters,” he said. “Gusto na niya ’yong inaapi siya. She is naturally kind and giving, so that people sometimes abuse her.”

Lorenzo added, “Juday told me, ‘Gano’n lang talaga kapag pamilya. You argue, but you reconcile after a while.’”

Last month, Santos cried during a press conference to promote the finale week of her drama series “Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala.” She admitted to feeling disappointed that the network bosses had moved the program to a much later time slot, which led to the “mutual decision…to end the show.”

In a statement sent to the Inquirer on Friday, Santos said, “I’ve learned to let go of negative vibes and to accept life’s realities. I also realized that I shouldn’t be too sensitive or take things too seriously.”

Lorenzo recalled that Santos asked for a week-long break after receiving a draft of her latest contract. “She said she wanted to study it carefully. Sadly, her break was spent taking care of Ryan, who had dengue, and then pneumonia. I guess she was able to do some soul-searching in the hospital,” he said.

Santos opted not to work on any movie project this year to concentrate on her TV shows, reported Lorenzo. “She has received offers from Studio 5, GMA Films and Regal Entertainment, but she also wants more time for herself and her babies.” Santos and Agoncillo have a son, Lucho, 3, and an adopted daughter, Yohan Lois, 8.


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  • Marco

    d ba nya kinaya ang MHL kaya na tsugi agad ang show ? hahahha well for one Juday is one of the finest actress intown d gaya ng iba sa abs-cbn na pilt pls lang the likes of KC, Sam, etc OMG na lang ako

  • boboposter

    “It’s true that she received offers from other networks [which] promised
    to double, even triple, the money she was getting from ABS-CBN,”

    Kaya pala nalulugi yung mga kumpanya ng mga Lopez HAHAHAHAHA!

    • mamerto

      Stupid comment.!
      1. What TV Company is earning the most among the “big-3″…?
      2. Which among the Big-3 TV companies are “losing money”.

      Your comment should have “said”…
      “Kaya pala nalulugi yung mga IBAng kumpanya.
      ‘Over-Priced’ yung mga contract-stars sa kanila”

      • ThudOthwacker

        Answer to question no. 1 : GMA7
        Answer to question no. 2 : ABS CBN

        The Lopez family are in tight financial situation. They sell off NLEX, Maynilad and Meralco. Bayantel, sky cable and ABS CBN are in the reds. ABS CBN can’t raise ad rates. Because their shows in mega Manila are not rating enough to justify ad rate increase.

      • mamerto

        Your just blowing a lot of nonsense.
        GMA7 was on the block a short time back.
        ABS-CBN has the best programs and the best stars.
        Some of their “has-been” stars are being “gobbled” by the other Networks because they, these other network have nothing much in their rooster.
        I wonder how much TV-5 “lost” since they acquired and let go of Willing-Willie..?

        The selling of the Lopez family of some of their companies is just a transfer of investments to another line…, like Power Companies in the provinces…, all over the country.

        Research more. You kindda look stupid. to say that GMA7 is number-one. Lina-la-ngaw yung sunday-specials nila.

      • ThudOthwacker

        LOL The measurement of good broadcasting is not based on the best stars. But creating great program formats. In regards to Willing-Willie, Willie bought the time block from TV-5.

        “The selling of the Lopez family of some of their companies is just a transfer of investments to another line” ~mamerto

        WRONG fanboy! The Lopez conglomerate have a massive debt problem since the Asian financial crises. Meralco is their cash cow. But they have to let it go. Because they violated the Napocor deal worth in tens of billion pesos. Do you know the Lopez capital debt in Maynilad was passed through the consumers? When they back out again from a contracted deal.

        “Research more. You kindda look stupid. to say that GMA7 is number-one. Lina-la-ngaw yung sunday-specials nila.” ~mamerto

        LOL 3o% of the population reside in mega-Manila, DUMB-DUMB. This is where the concentration of businesses are located. Introduction of new products starts here.

        GMA 7 is number one in mega Manila in more than a decade. Why don’t you try researching first. ABS CBN had been cutting down their ad rates in years to equal GMA 7 rates. Still the earnings between the two are wide apart in favor of GMA 7.

        If the GMA 7 sunday specials is according to you “linlagaw”. How come they were able to produce new ones with intact advertisers?

        Stick to your artista, DINGDONG. Leave the business matter to people who understand it.

      • mamerto

        Put your figures in order, wiseguy.
        Mega Manila(NCR) doesn’t even have 20% of the population.
        Hardly even have 15% of the population.
        Fan-base of ABS-CBN is the rest of the country ., vs your NCR.
        Re Willing-Willie…, how come his contract was not renewed by TV-5. Was that a “Professional-Contract” or “a Contract of Lease”. Block-time.., my foot.
        Yes, your figures & statistics are mostly imagined &/or falsified.

      • ThudOthwacker

        “Mega Manila(NCR) doesn’t even have 20% of the population.
        ” ~mamerto

        Mega Manila is divided into NCR, suburbs of Region 3 (central Luzon) and 4 (CALABARZON and MIMAROPA).

        Based on census, Mega Manila’s 2010 population is projected at 35.6 million or 37.8% of the country’s population. Look who is looking STUPID now?

        LOL I am not a fan any companies. But I have to admit. I don’t like this Lopez oligarch. I am just staying true to unbiased data.

        Willing-Willie is a block timer like Eat Bulaga. When ABS CBN did not renew Eat Bulaga’s contract. Eat Bulaga move to GMA 7, DUMB-DUMB.

        Like I have written before. Stick to your artista. Leave the business to people who understand it. And you can take your foot from your behind now, IMBECILE. LOL

  • sanjuan683

    Nakakasawa na manood sa ABS-CBN yun at yun din ang mga artista dominante nina
    Kim payat, Kris kung imiyak nakangiti, Gretchen lapad panga at iba pa. Di tulad sa GMA kapuso maraming bago artista at hindi dominante ng isa o dalawa o tatlo artista. Maraming bago artista na binigyan ng break at hindi nakakasawa panoorin sa GMA KAPUSO. At napansin ko maraming nagsilipat mula sa ABS-CBN patungong GMA KAPUSO NETWORK. Pagdating sa news naku naku kapansin-pansin napupulitika hahahahahaha. Mabuti pa sa GMA NEWS, walang pinapanigan.

    • dos_sentimos

      get a life bakla hahaha, hindi yang puro TV ka lang.

  • Guest

    Nauwi sa network war on who is no.1 ang usapan ng ibang commentors, for me good for Juday, make the most till you rate well. Then exit when you feel you don’t rate good in your showsOr be dump like the thers who wanted to stay afloat and got axed

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