Flor de Liza updated

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This is obviously the season for the teleserye with at least three new series opening at the same time on ABS-CBN. We have Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita, the teleserye version of Ricky Lee’s film, now with Vina Morales, Christian Vasquez and Denise Laurel in the cast; and Flor de Liza marking the return of the Jolina Magdangal-Marvin Agustin love team.

Flor de Liza is a 2015 Philippine family drama-television series created and directed by Wenn Deramas and also starring Desiree del Valle, Carlo Aquino, child stars Rhed Bustamante and Ashley Sarmiento, aside from Jolina and Marvin. The title Flor de Liza is based on the names of the lead characters Florida (Jolina) and her daughter Flor (Ashley), and Elizabeth (Desiree) and her child Liza (Rhed).

As one of the ’90s most loved team-ups, Jolina and Marvin now return to the network where their careers began. The pair is known for rom-com or romantic comedy projects. But through the years, they grew up taking their love team to another level, from one heavy dramatic scene to another, according to direk Wenn. “Our series is a touching tale of two families, focusing on two mothers and their respective daughters, who will be drawn closer by love, then torn apart by unavoidable circumstances.”

Direk Wenn explains that the series will remind TV viewers of the importance of family in shaping the hearts and minds of children. “You will understand why this type of story will need actors with the kind of magic onscreen that Jolina and Marvin have to this day,” says direk Wenn.

Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin (left) as beloved love team. Direk Wenn Deramas (right) boosts importance of family STAR

Jolina or Jolens was born on Nov. 6, 1978 in Quezon City as Maria Jolina Perez Magdangal. She is an actress, known for Pinoy Idol in 2008, Lovestruck in 2005 and Ouija in 2007. She has been married to Mark Escueta since Nov. 19, 2011 and they have one child. Like any simple girl, Jolina has her favorite actors that include Winona Ryder, Brad Pitt and Maricel Soriano. Her favorite singers are Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Tori Amos, Alanis Morisette, Babyface, Bjork, The Beatles and Chris Zarcensky. Her favorite song is The Promise, and counts Japanese food as her favorite.

Among Jolina’s activities are watching movies at home, reading magazines and mystery books, making accessories, playing with her Shih Tzu dog named Hush.

Marvin, Jolina’s screen partner for many years, has starred in more than 30 Filipino movies and TV series, including Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s Noon at Ngayon, Chito Roño’s Dekada ‘70, Laurice Guillen’s Tanging Yaman, Jose Javier Reyes’ Kutob, Marilou Diaz-Abaya’s Maging Akin Muli, Joyce Bernal’s Hey Babe, Jerry Lopez Sineneng’s Labs Ko Si Babes, Jose Javier Reyes’ Whattamen, Laurenti Dyogi’s Gimik and Olivia Lamasan’s Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako.

For some time, Marvin focused his attention on his very successful culinary activities. After attending the International School for Culinary arts and Hotel Management, he jointventured with the restaurant entrepreneurs and called it Sumo Sam, specializing in Japanese-American modern cuisine. He also co-owns a Japanese restaurant called John and Yoko, as well as the Cafe Ten Titas restaurant. Aside from restaurants, he also owns Futuretainment, Inc. a company specializing in production of concerts and events.

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