MANILA – Judy Ann Santos was unable to contain her emotions as she delivered her extro spiel for “Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan.”
As seen in the last minutes of the show’s Saturday episode, Santos’ voice cracked just before she exited the screen.
“Ako po si Judy Ann Santos Agoncillo. Hanggang sa susunod. Maraming salamat at isang mahigpit na mahigpit na mahigpit na yakap mga Kapamilya,” she said while trying her best not to cry on camera.
But unlike its past episodes, the “Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan” team included in the full episode clip on YouTube another take of Santos saying the same extro line.
In that version, Santos could not finish the last sentence because tears started rolling down her cheeks.
Watch from 45:50 mark onwards.
Santos, 42, has been one of the most vocal supporters of ABS-CBN amid its franchise woes.
In May, Santos was among the high-profile celebrities to make a public appeal to the government to reverse the cease-and-desist order that forced ABS-CBN off the air, saying that the network is not the real enemy during this COVID-19 crisis.
Santos also spoke up after the network was officially shut down last July 10 leaving thousands of ABS-CBN employees at the risk of losing their jobs.
“Ang bawat storya.. may simula.. may gitna o tinatawag naming highlight ng pelikula o teleserye.. at may katapusan.. may bida, may kontrabida at meron ding bida-kontrabida.. hindi dito magtatapos ang storya namin.. simula pa lang ito,” she wrote on Instagram.
Santos has worked on numerous ABS-CBN projects throughout her decades-long acting career, both in movies and in TV dramas.