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Annasandra enchants with a secret

The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - While no woman would want to be valued solely for her physical appearance and social status, GMA Network satisfies every woman’s desire to be appreciated through Ang Lihim ni Annasandra to air weekdays starting Oct. 6 on GMA Afternoon Prime.

It describes every woman’s journey in finding true love, while allowing her secrets to remain a mystery, because like her secret, every woman is a mystery. 

The original drama series is topbilled by Andrea Torres as the alluring but street-smart palengke vendor Annasandra, a loving daughter whose only wish is to provide the needs of her parents.

Playing opposite her is Mikael Daez as William Benitez, a rich and handsome man who works as a marketing department head for their family business (a surgicenter). William eventually falls for Annasandra without knowing her secret. This is the third team-up of Andrea and Mikael, following Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga and With A Smile.

Pancho Magno is Enrico, the hunky kargador who is secretly in love with Annasandra.  

Rochelle Pangilinan plays Esmeralda, the mysterious mountain-dweller who cursed Annasandra to become an awok. Esmeralda herself is an awok. When Annasandra’s father Carlos shot and killed Esmeralda’s daughter Elena, Esmeralda cursed the human Annasandra to be an awok.

Keeping the real identity of Annasandra a secret to protect her from being hurt and hurting other people, Glydel Mercado plays Belinda Vergara, the simple and loving mother of Annasandra. Emilio Garcia is Carlos Vergara, the loving father of Annasandra who inadvertently brought the curse upon his daughter.

Ma. Isabel Lopez is Rosario, an awok and the mother of Esmeralda. Arthur Solinap plays Kenneth, the doctor best friend of William. Joyce Burton is Hazel Benitez, the ex-beauty queen socialite mother of William; and Cris Villonco as Lorraine Armada, the beautiful surgicenter model who will do anything just to win William.

Completing the cast are Gab de Leon as Jimmy, the confidant of Enrico; and Erika Padilla as Becca, the bubbly and cheerful best friend of Annasandra.

In Ang Lihim Ni Annasandra, twist of events led Annasandra to be cursed. From her human form, she transforms into an awok when dusk sets in. Her parents keep her real identity a secret to protect Annasandra from being misjudged, from being harmed and from harming other people.

Will Annasandra’s life ever be normal? Will she ever find true love and happiness despite her secret?

Under the creative direction of Jun Lana (creative director for drama), Roy Iglesias (afternoon prime creative head), Richard “Dode” Cruz (headwriter) and directed by Albert Langitan.

AFTERNOON PRIME

ALBERT LANGITAN

ANDREA AND MIKAEL

ANDREA TORRES

ANNASANDRA

ARTHUR SOLINAP

BELINDA VERGARA

CARLOS VERGARA

CRIS VILLONCO

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