Kapamilya stars Ivana Alawi, Gerald Anderson, Sam Milby, Jake Ejercito, and Jameson Blake have begun taping in Masbate for their upcoming series A Family Affair.
Snapshots of the stars arriving in the province were posted on the Facebook page of Why Masbate, Philippines.
"Welcome to Masbate Kapamilya! Kapamilya stars Ivana Alawi, Gerald Anderson, Sam Milby, Jameson Blake and Jake Ejercito are now in Masbate for their new kapamilya series 'A Family Affair' lock-in taping," the page posted.
On her Instagram page, Ivana also posted a photo of herself posing on the beach of Masbate Island. She wrote in the caption, "BRB (be right back)" along with a video camera icon which indicated that she has started filming for the series.
It was in February 2022 during the Kapamilya Strong contract signing when it was confirmed that Gerald and Sam will be starring in A Family Affair.
Meanwhile, it was in December 2021, when Ivana first teased about her upcoming series on ABS-CBN.
The actress-vlogger participated in the ABS-CBN Christmas Special "Andito Tayo Para Sa Isa't Isa" in December 2021 confirming that she is still a Kapamilya. On her Instagram page, she posted, "New teleserye soon."
Ivana signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN in February 2020.
“This is a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to be part of this network, and today’s the big day," she said during her contract signing.
Prior to her contract signing with the network, Ivana became part of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano in 2018. She played the role of Madonna on the primetime series. She also became a cast member of Mea Culpa: Sino Ang May Sala? in 2019. She portrayed the role of Lolita del Rio.
She was set to headline as the lead star of a series after her contract signing with the Kapamilya network in 2020 but her plans were changed when the pandemic happened.
Ivana dedicated her time to vlogging on YouTube instead.
In August 2021, she celebrated the second anniversary of her YouTube channel.
She was also named as YouTube's content creator of the year in 2021. The YouTuber now has 15.1 million subscribers as of this writing.