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Francine Diaz reveals turning down offers from other networks: ‘ABS-CBN yung tahanan ko’

‘Huwag Ka Mangamba’ actress Francine Diaz talks about being a proud and loyal Kapamilya.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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03/02/2021 06:38 PM
Francine Diaz reveals turning down offers from other networks: ‘ABS-CBN yung tahanan ko’
Photo credit: @francinesdiaz IG

Francine Diaz said she is excited for fans to watch her new drama series with Andrea Brillantes, Kyle Echarri, and Seth Fedelin that is set to start this coming March 22.

“Pag nag-pe-prepare ako sa Huwag Kang Mangamba, pagka may sini-send silang script inaaral ko yung mga eksena. Kinakabahan din ako kasi kailangan marami kaming mabigay na message sa mga kapamilya natin. Gold Squad pa rin kasama and nakakatuwa kasi yung mga makakasama namin cast talagang mga beteranong aktor at aktres kaya ang dami naming natututunan sa kanila na mga bagong acting skills,” she shared during the Kapamilya Strong event.

READ: Francine Diaz turns 17


After signing a new contract with ABS-CBN last February 26, Francine reveals she actually received offers to transfer networks after the shutdown last year. But the 17-year-old actress said she will always be a kapamilya.

“May mga nag-offer pero choice ko rin na mag-stay dito kasi para sa akin pamilya ko na ito. Hindi lang siya basta company or network, hindi porke’t mataas ang ABS-CBN dito ako mag-se-stay. Nag-stay ako dahil ito yung family ko. ABS-CBN yung tahanan ko. Gusto ko ring ipakita sa lahat yung loyalty ko dito sa family na ‘to. And again ito ay tahanan ko talaga,” she explained.

After playing the role of Cassie Mondragon in the hit TV series Kadenang Ginto which ended last year, Francine will star in the Rae Red film Tenement 66 where she will play the role of a teenage girl named Lea who connives with her neighbors—portrayed by Francis Magundayao and Noel Comia, Jr.—to rob the apartment of a man whom she also witnessed stealing. 

READ: Francine Diaz, Francis Magundayao join forces for new film

Five years after her first acting stint in ABS-CBN which was a guest role in Pasion de Amor, Francine said she is not limiting herself to playing only girl-next-door roles.

“Open naman ako sa mga bagong character. At kung malayo man siya kay Cassie, basta nasa edad ko pa rin. Hindi masyadong mature siyempre. Ready ako sa mga ganun. Sobrang open ko kasi gusto ko yung may challenge minsan eh. Nakakapag-explore ako bilang artista,” she said.