Jolina Magdangal signs a two-year contract with ABS-CBN

Jolina Magdangal marks her return as a Kapamilya with a contract signing on Wednesday.

BY MAUREEN MARIE BELMONTE

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10/30/2014 9:13 AM
Jolina Magdangal signs a two-year contract with ABS-CBN


103014-Jolina_main.jpgJolina Magdangal finally made her return to the Kapamilya network official by inking a two-year contract on Wednesday, October 29, evening. The actress-singer, who left the network 12 years ago, wasn’t able to contain her excitement over her return. Her first project will be fellow returning Kapamilya star—and her original onscreen love team partner—Marvin Agustin.

Siguro dahil sobrang bilis ng mga pangyayari hanggang ngayon parang hindi pa talaga siya sobrang nagsi-sink in sakin eh. Minsan a-attend ako ng taping parang nalulula parin ako dahil ang saya ng feeling. Tapos hindi pa ako sobrang nahihirapan dahil si Marvin pa ‘yung partner ko tapos  ang director ko si Direk Wenn [Deramas] na siya rin ‘yung naging director ko noong huli akong gumawa ng movie sa Star Cinema 12 years ago. So iba ‘yung feeling. May excitement, kaba at na-o-overwhelm ako sa mga pangyayari pero napakasarap,” she said.

Jolina is also hoping to showcase her singing prowess again, particularly on the Sunday noontime variety show ASAP. “Mag-ge-guest kasi kailangan naming i-promote ‘yung show. Tapos nababalitaan ko na nga ‘yung parang welcome na gagawin nila. Na-excite ako talaga. Hindi ko ma-explain kung gaano kadami ‘yung excitement ko pero to the highest level talaga,” she revealed.

When rumors of her return to the network sprouted online, Jolina shared that most of her fans got thrilled at the prospect. But many were curious about why it took her so long to return. She explained, “Naniniwala ako sa timing eh and kumbaga lahat ng nangyayari nangyari kasi may purpose siguro kaya ganon. Hindi ko na iniisip ‘Bakit ng aba 12 years? Bakit nga ba ganon?’ Tinignan ko siya as finally eto na andito na ulit. Hindi ko nalang kinwestiyon bakit ganon ba and I think malaki ang purpose bakit naging 12 years. Tine-take ko siya as right timing.

‘Yung nangyari para sa akin. Dahil bagong Jolina na ang nakikita niyo. Mommy na ako, happily married ako, and andun pa rin ‘yung kung minahal nila ako kung paano ako dati, andoon parin ‘yun. Pero siyempre mas nadagdagan pa,” she added.

What really sparked rumors of her return was her attendance at the 8th Star Magic Ball last September together with her husband Mark Escueta.

Now that she’s back, Jolina said that a lot has changed in ABS-CBN starting from the surroundings, to the people and to the actors. Asked who among the new breed of stars she hopes to work with, her reply was: “Madami. Kasi siyempre napapanood ko rin naman sila. Siguro unang-una diyan si Maja [Salvador], si Kim [Chiu], si Gerald [Anderson], si Xian [Lim], si Enrique [Gil].”

She continued, “Si Daniel [Padilla] kasi si Daniel naaalala ko noong nag Star Magic Ball lumagpas na siya sa akin eh, galing elevator. Bumalik pa siya para mag-hi sa akin. ‘Yung mga ganong gesture talagang nata-touch ako.”

Catch Jolina and Marvin together with Desiree del Valle in their reunion soap Flordeliza this November.