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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Sep 14, 2016

Jillian Ward Now Plays Yasmien Kurdi's Long Lost Daughter Maya-Katherine In 'Sa Piling Ni Nanay'

JILLIAN WARD joins the cast of “Sa Piling ni Nanay” as the grown up Maya, the daughter of Yasmien Kurdi as a surrogate mom played as a small child by Sofia Cabatay. Maya is taken to the States by Katrina Halili as Scarlet and when they return back to Manila, she’s already played as a pre-teener by former child actress Jillian, who’s growing up to be a lovely young woman.

Jillian is no longer called Maya but Katherine and she has become quite a spoiled brat. She figures in an accident and it’s Yasmien as Isabel who rescues her and takes her to the hospital. Yasmien does not recognize her at all as her daughter but Jillian recognizes Yasmien as her “nanay” who she thought is already dead. A confrontation happens between the two of them and Jillian feels so hurt, thinking that Yasmien has intentionally neglected her.

Meantime, Katrina continues to plot the killing of Yasmien, but she is thwarted every time she tries to do so. When she asks a hitman to murder Yasmien, the hitman rejects it, saying Yasmien is connected with someone very powerful, Gabby Eigenmann as the very wealthy real estate magnate, Benedict. In an auction, Katrina tries to outbid Yasmien for an expensive figurine amounting to P10 million. It was given to her and she spends so much money for it, then the exorbitantly priced figurine goes missing and she accuses Yasmien of stealing it.