Jodi Sta. Maria came to Aiza Seguerra’s defense when the former was asked about the latter allegedly leaving their top-rating show Be Careful With My Heart.
The reason for Aiza’s alleged resignation was that the teleserye’s timeslot coincided with the first 30 minutes of Eat Bulaga
, the noontime show which was Aiza’s “home” for many years. In Be Careful With My Heart
, Aiza plays Cristina Rose or Kute, older sister to Jodi’s Maya.
Jodi explained that Aiza already addressed this issue via her Twitter account. “Actually, nag-tweet si Aiza at pinabulaanan niya ang resignation issue na ‘yan,” said Jodi. “Hindi po aalis si Aiza Seguerra sa aming show. Siya pa rin po ang Kute sa Be Careful...”
As a show of respect to the noontime show that started Aiza’s showbiz career and propelled her to stardom, there had been claims that Aiza considered leaving Be Careful… when its timeslot was moved. “Even before na lumabas ang resignation issue about Aiza never naman talaga niya pinlano na umalis ng show. Siyempre mahal din niya ang Be Careful With My Heart pero siyempre may respeto rin siya dun sa katapat na show dahil ‘yun naman ang naging tahanan niya for the longest time. Dun naman siya lumaki.”
Aiza will reportedly stay with the hit teleserye for now, but she did not deny that she is in a complicated situation because of the coinciding timeslots. When asked if Jodi gave Aiza advice on whether she should stay or not, Jodi replied, “It’s her call. Nasa kanya naman ‘yon. Ang alam ko lang si Aiza is maprinsipyong tao.”
The actress said that she is unaware of claims that their timeslot would allegedly be moved to noontime, to directly compete with Eat Bulaga. However, she said that they are not to compete with the noontime show. “Isa lang po ang masasabi ko; mataas po at malaki po ang respeto namin sa Eat Bulaga kasi institutusyon naman po talaga sila. Napatunayan na rin po nila na may mga shows na dumating at nawala pero sila andon pa rin. So wag po nating gawing kompetisyon ito, alam din po namin kung saan kami lulugar.”
With the continuous success of Be Careful With My Heart, there will be a world tour for the stars of the teleserye in the succeeding months. This March, they will visit the Middle East; in May, the US and Canada; in August, Europe; and in November, Japan.
Richard Yap, who plays Sir Chief, is looking forward to the tour to personally visit and thank their supporters from other countries. Jodi revealed that many Filipinos from different countries are requesting that the stars of Be Careful… visit them. “Eto ‘yung time na mapagbibigyan namin sila, so we’re very happy na mami-meet na rin namin sila finally,” she said.