By Leony R. Garcia
“WITH God nothing is impossible. He will make all things beautiful in his perfect time!” This is true and actress Ynna Asistio could surely attest to this.
After 14 years, the showbiz veteran received her breakthrough—to star in a TV series as the leading lady and main star!
She practically grew up right before the eyes of the public as a teeny bopper dancing with teeners her age over the Sunday noontime show of the Kapuso station.
In between, she would either be guesting or star with fellow actors in different shows and teleseryes of her home station. Soon the young actress would be longing for a big project that would hone her acting ability, push her to stardom and cement her place in the industry.
Ynna Asistio felt she had waited long enough. She hoped for the breakthrough five years ago. But it did not happen. Until Net25’s first romantic teleserye, Ang Daigdig Ko’y Ikaw, came along.
“Bigla akong nabigyan ng ganito… Kaya ina-advise ko sa lahat na huwag lang silang mag-give up, maghintay lang. “Kasi pag si God na ang gumawa ng way, in His time, lahat tama,” the, 29-year old actress said during the media con held at the INC Museum in Quezon City on November 10.
“Sobrang excited ako, 14 years in the industry, ngayon lang ito nangyari, kaya talagang binigay ko lahat dito, acting-wise,” she said. Ynna is paired for the first time with Geoff Eigennman as her leading man.
No less than multi-awarded Eduardo Roy, Jr. directing from the story of Bing Castro-Villanueva, under the supervision of director and writer Nestor Malgapo, Jr. Cinemalaya director Eduardo Roy, Jr. is known for his quality movies which include Quick Change, Pamilya Ordinaryo, Last Fool Show, Lola Igna and Fuccbois. “Ang Daigdig Ko’y Ikaw” mirrors real-life drama under the new normal.
The series starts when the government declares a nationwide lockdown due to the pandemic, imposing community quarantines. Providing the scenic background is the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, a resort in Bagac, Bataan, with a vast collection of restored Spanish-Filipino houses intricately curated into a world-class historical haven.
The new drama tandem is supported by a mix of fresh and veteran supporting cast in the industry that includes: Tanya Gomez, Richard Quan, Shiela Marie Rodriguez, Arielle Roces, AJ Muhlach, Anna Mabasa-Muhlach, Manolo Silayan, Jiro Custodio, Paulyn Ann Poon, Myrna Villanueva Tinio and Jellex David, with the special participation of Ms. Elizabeth Oropesa. Ang Daigdig Ko’y Ikaw premieres November 28, Saturday, 8pm on Net25.
Aside from Ang Daigdig Ko’y Ikaw, NET25 also introduced its new shows among them: Happy Time (noontime show), Kesayasaya! (musical sitcom), UNLAD: Kaagapay sa Hanapbuhay (agricultural and livelihood), Tagisan Ng Galing Part 2 (talent search competition), and Himig Ng Lahi Season 3 (musical program).
The new invigorated station also welcomed the new addition to its roster of news anchors: Binibining Pilipinas International 2019 Emma Tiglao and Vic Lima for Mata Ng Agila (primetime news), Miss Global beauty queen CJ Hirro for Eagle News International (English newscast), and host Apple David for Pambansang Almusal (morning primetime).
In the pipeline includes Relax Ka Lang (morning magazine show) and PARAK (docudrama). Under the banner of EBC Films, the movie arm of EBC, The Jukebox King (Life Story of Victor Wood) starring Martin Escudero is currently in its filming stage.
NET25 has also relaunched its new logo that conveys strength, uniqueness, power, and bravery in facing the global pandemic manifested in its vision to bring the truth to the world and serve relevant content that inspires life in these interesting times.