The longest running television in the 80s is back. Sob stories may be too common but Annaliza is what the Filipino needs right now to make more children learn the value of humility and love for God. It was unforgettable attending the Annaliza press conference with Zanjoe Marudo, Kaye Abad, Carlo Aquino, Patrick Garcia, Khalil Ramos, Sue Ramirez, Kiko Estrada, Shy Carlos and Andrea Brillantes. Ms. Denise Laurel playing Isabel was out of the country but the whole cast remembered how some of the entertainment media reminisced the magic of Julie Vega in the 80s last May 16, 2013 at 9501 Restaurant, ABS-CBN Compound.
The classic soap opera in the 80s returns on the screen on May 27, 2013 after TV Patrol with the same plot; Zanjoe Marudo as Guido, Denise Laurel as Isabel, Patrick Garcia as Lazaro, Kaye Abad as Stella and Andrea Brillantes as Annaliza. For those who weren't able to catch the said phenomenal longest running TV drama in the 80s, Annaliza is a story of a young girl with a very kind heart raised by foster father Guido and perpetually hated by Stella and other characters. The whole story as shared to us by Direk Ruel S. Bayani (the Business Unit Head of Annaliza) was consulted by former creators of the said drama, Direk Clemente and other influential producers of Annaliza. Directed by Theodore Boborol and Cathy Camarillo, Annaliza will start making more mothers cry everyday and more children believe in God just as Julie Vega did back in the 80s. The difference this time is that Annaliza will not die which happened because Julie Vega actually died in 1985 due to demylineating disease that struck her lungs pretty bad (FYI, I had the same demylineating disease at the same time she did except that I was struck in the left leg so I survived).
Members of the press recalled how Annaliza lasted for more than 7 years which these days seem impossible to maintain because the Filipino viewers becoming more impatient with the storylines. The drama was cut short because of the untimely death of Julie Vega and the phenomenal drama had not returned until Direk Ruel S. Bayani dared to raise the bar this year with Andrea Brillantes. Andrea who played Princess in E-Boy and young Jessy Mendiola in Paraiso, as young Andi Eigenmann in Kahit Puso'y Masugatan and as young Kim Chiu in Ina Kapatid Anak is ready to be Annaliza starting Monday (May 27). Will she be as phenomenal as Julie Vega? We have so many reasons to watch recalling how Filipino lives and perspective changed because of Annaliza. Let's all watch it before TV Patrol on May 27! For more information please visit the official Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/Annaliza2013 and follow @Annaliza2013 on Twitter.