Gerald Anderson is ‘Budoy’ (UPDATED)
September 15, 2011 by ABS-CBN
Action drama prince topbills ABS-CBN’s first advocacy-serye.
Gerald Anderson is back on television as he stars in ABS-CBN’s first advocacy serye, “Budoy” where he will play the role of a boy suffering from a delay in mental development.
First introduced to the Philippine audience via hit reality TV show “Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition,” Gerald worked his way up to become one of this generation’s most sought after dramatic actors and leading men with his remarkable hit teleseryes “Sana Maulit Muli,” “My Girl,” Tayong Dalawa,” and “Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo.”
As Gerald returns on primetime, he will be joined by promising young stars of this generation, Jessy Mendiola and Enrique Gil.
Rising primetime princess Jessy will play the role of Jackie, Budoy’s childhood friend who dreams of becoming a teacher while rising dramatic heartthrob Enrique Gil will play the role of Benjamin, Budoy’s rival in love and the boy who has everything except his mother’s warmth and his father’s approval.
The advocacy serye marks the return of Janice de Belen to the Kapamilya network. She will play the role of Bebang, Budoy’s caretaker who adopted him after he was disowned by his real family.
Budoy, played by Gerald, is the son of Dr. Gregor Maniego (Tirso Cruz III), the top ob-gynecologist in the Philippines and Luisa Maniego (Zsa zsa Padilla), Dr. Maniego’s secretary who he chose to marry despite his mother mother’s disapproval.
Dr. Maniego came from a family of doctors—his mother Dr. Alberta Maniego (Barbara Perez) is a brilliant oncologist while his brother Dr. Isaac Maniego (Christian Vasquez) is a famous brain surgeon.
Budoy’s birth is a family blessing that later on turned into a family shame when they discovered that Budoy is suffering from Angel Syndrome, which delays the intellectual development of a child.
The family decided to hide their “dishonor”—their abnormal son Budoy—and replace him with a normal child.
“Budoy’s” power cast will be joined by veteran stars Gloria Sevilla, Dante Rivero, and Mylene Dizon.
ABS-CBN is proud to present “Budoy,” the newest primetime drama which is set to inspire the whole country.