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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 8, 2020


VINA MORALES is given a second wind in her career on Net 25. She used to just play supporting roles in ABS-CBN soaps.

Now, she’ll play a lead role opposite former boyfriend Robin Padilla in the sitcom which, we must admit, has a very contemporary and millennial title, “Kesaya-saya.”

Aside from TV5, it's good that another TV station is going full blast now that ABS-CBN is out of circulation on free TV and that is Net25, the official station of the Iglesia ni Cristo which best known for the “Moments” show of Gladys Reyes.

Aside from the sitcom, we heard Vina is getting another show in Net 25. She will be the host of a talent show that has another contemporary and millennial title, “Tagisan ng Galing”, while Robin will also host a livelihood show with a similarly millennial title, “Kaagapay sa Hanapbuhay”.

They will eventually also make teleseryes and even full length movies. Our best wishes!

Meantime, in her Instagram account, Vina wrote:

“PWEDE PAKIGISING PO AKO? Parang nananaginip ata ako. God is great. Sa tagal po ng panahon ngayon lang po matutuloy ang tambalan namin ni @robinhoodpadilla sa telebisyon sa @net25tv po. Sa mga ROVINA na naghintay ng mga lampas tatlong dekada. Mapapanuod nyo na po kami ni Bin sa telebisyon! Sis @marieltpadilla hugs to you... Yan ha, tuloy tuloy na ang kilig onscreen. Salamat po sa @net25tv family sa pagkakataon na eto. For more details po, Please visit Net25’s FB Page NOW! KESAYASAYA wahhhhhh, at isa pa, Bisaya din po ako dito. Aguyyy”

Pilita Corrales will play her mom in the sitcom and they’ll be supported by other Iglesia ni Cristo actors.

Vina is truly so happy these days because a libel case filed against her by Cedric Lee, the father of her lovechild, Ceana, has been dismissed in Caloocan.

Lee has actually filed six libel cases against her and, so far, five have been dismissed. Only one reamains, the one filed in San Juan in 2013.

Vina ended her relationship with Lee, also involved in the cases filed by Vhong Navarro against him and Deniece Cornejo, in 2009. While she was abroad, Lee took their daughter and she filed a kidnapping case against him.

In retaliation, he then filed libel cases against her. A court in Mandaluyong convicted Lee of kidnapping and failing to return their daughter in 2018.

Vina says she has not had any communication with Lee for several years now. But if ever, would she admit daughter Ceana to visit her dad?

“There’s a virus circulating now,” she says. “Bawal lumabas ang mga bata dahil sa pandemic.’’

What if Lee would contact their daughter even on the phone?

“As of now, hindi sila nag-uusap. But eventually, it will be up to my daughter kung gusto niyang kausapin ang father niya o hindi. I will let her make the decision for herself at hindi ko siya pangungunahan.”