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Yam Concepcion replaces Erich Gonzales in ‘Love Thy Woman’?

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YAM CONCEPCION joins the cast of Love Thy Woman! However, it is unclear if she replaced Erich Gonzales, who previously backed out of the show.

Love Thy Woman’s producer, Dreamscape Entertainment, met with Yam and her management VIVA Artists Agency today, July 30.

Dreamscape also announced the good news through its Instagram account.

The ABS-CBN content provider wrote in the caption: “YAM CONCEPCION joins the cast of #LoveThyWoman! Thank you, @yamconcepcion & Ms.@veroniquecorpus. Welcome to the Love Thy Woman family!”

Love Thy Woman is top-billed by Kim Chiu and Xian Lim, along with veteran actors Christopher de Leon, Eula Valdes, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Ruff a Gutierrez, and Sunshine Cruz.

Yam’s inclusion in Love Thy Woman comes less than a week after main cast member Erich Gonzales resigned from the show.

Last July 25, 2019, we received a feed that Erich already backed out of the project.

The source said Erich withdrew from Love Thy Woman because her character is being turned into a kontrabida, which was not in the discussion when the role was first pitched to her.

That Erich was once romantically linked to Xian had nothing to do with her backing out from the project, the source added.

Dreamscape Entertainment did not indicate if Yam will replace Erich in the show.

The production unit of ABSCBN has yet to give details about Yam’s role in Love Thy Woman.

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MATT EVANS returns to ABS-CBN after almost two years of staying with GMA-7.

He will appear in an episode of Ipaglaban Mo on Saturday, August 3.

Matt will co-star with Empress Schuck and Mon Confi ado.

The Instagram account of RGE Drama Unit, the producer of Ipaglaban Mo, posted behind-thescenes photos from Matt and Empress’s upcoming episode.

RGE Drama Unit is the drama unit helmed by newly-appointed business unit head Rizza Gonzales-Ebriega.

On July 18, Matt posted a photo of him in character for his Ipaglaban Mo episode.

He only wrote, “Aladdin? Abu? #ipaglabanmo” Prior to his Ipaglaban Mo episode, Matt already announced his comeback to ABS-CBN and his former talent management, Star Magic.

Star Magic is the talent arm of ABS-CBN, which was Matt’s home for 11 years until 2017.

On July 4, Matt posted a photo of him with handlers and road managers at the Star Magic office.

Matt wrote in his Instagram post, “’Mi Familia’ “Salamat po sa lahat ng pagkakataon na binigay at binibigay nyo sa akin. Muli po mahal na mahal ko kayo. Salamat po sa pagtitiwala at pagmamahal. @starmagicphils @nhilanhils”

Celebrities such as Carlo Aquino, Melissa Ricks, Ria Atayde, Denise Laurel, Sylvia Sanchez, Jestoni Alarcon, and Kapamilya-turned-Kapuso Jason Abalos also left comments on Matt’s post.

After Ipaglaban Mo, Matt is set to appear in the drama series titled A Soldier’s Heart, starring Gerald Anderson, Jerome Ponce, Elmo Magalona, Yves Flores, and Carlo Aquino, among others.

It was in September 11, 2017 when Matt said his goodbyes to Star Magic and ABS-CBN, after 11 years of being a Kapamilya, via Instagram.

On the same day, Matt did a guest appearance in GMA-7’s noontime show, Eat Bulaga!

Matt said that he already left Star Magic and transferred to talent manegement called AGP House of Characters, headed by Rams David.

He then appeared in GMA News and Public Affairs’s drama anthology, Tadhana.

In 2018, Matt was able to get roles in Kapuso teleseryes such as Sherlock, Jr., The Cure, and My Special Tatay.

Meanwhile, Matt’s last teleserye with ABSCBN was the afternoon series The Greatest Love, aired from 2016 to 2017.

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AICELLE SANTOS won 2nd place at the ASEAN+3 Song Contest in Vietnam.

Timmy Pavino also represented the Philippines in the singing competition.

The GMA-7 singer landed in 2nd place among 22 singers from Southeast Asian countries during the contest held on July 28, 2019.

Aicelle won for her rendition of Jungee Marcelo’s “Kapangyarihan ng Pag-ibig,” a song included in her self-produced album Liwanag.

Malaysia’s Rosario Ninih Chamini Bianis emerged as the winner of the singing contest organized by the Voice of Vietnam to mark the 52nd anniversary of ASEAN.

Filipinos Steven Bedolido and Tim Pavino also represented the Philippines in the competition.

Aicelle became known for her year-long stint as Gigi in the U.K. tour productions of Miss Saigon.

Last May, she represented the Philippines in the Asian Culture Carnival in Beijing, China.

The musical theater actress is currently top-billing PETA Theater’s 7th season run of Rak of Aegis.

 

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