MANILA - After a year of absence from the limelight, JM de Guzman will make his acting comeback this weekend via an episode of the legal drama anthology "Ipaglaban Mo."
The 25-year-old actor portrays a port worker leading a labor rights protest in the Garry Fernando-directed episode "Ibigay Ang Aming Karapatan," which will air this Saturday.
De Guzman's last acting project was the comedy film "Ang Turkey Man Ay Pabo Rin" in 2013. On television, his last regular role was the titular character in the 2012 drama series "Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto."
In an interview on "The Buzz" that aired last Sunday, de Guzman explained that his one-year absence was due to problems with drug abuse. He has since entered a rehabilitation facility, and is set to finish a 15-month program to fully recover.