This is Claudine’s first TV role this year following last year’s drama series Iisa Pa Lamang which topped NUTAM on its final episodes. She starred opposite Gabby Concepcion and Diether Ocampo.
In May Bukas Pa, Claudine will play the woman who will find Santino (played by Zaijan Jaranilla) after the boy runs away from the foster home. The show’s story is expected to become more dramatic with the addition of Claudine who is known in the industry as the Optimum Teleserye Queen.
Claudine’s role in May Bukas Pa this month is quite similar to her real life because she is very fond of children and has been an avid supporter of underprivileged kids.
Since marrying actor Raymart Santiago in 2006, we haven’t seen much of Claudine in movies and tv shows. She has chosen to devote more of her time to her family especially to her two children, four-year-old Sabina and one-and-half-year-old Santino. Her last movie was the 2006 top-grosser Sukob.
“Sa oras lang, I will not allow na mas maraming time sa trabaho ko kesa sa mga anak ko. Every little thing you do, it’s going to affect them so hindi ka lang puwede kagaya ng dati na kahit ano accept lang,” she said.
May Bukas Pa is still the no. 1 tv program nationwide based on the tv viewership survey by Taylor Nelson Sofres. Last February 19, the teleserye garnered a whopping 40.9% rating nationwide, it’s highest since its pilot episode last February 2.