Ella Cruz, Francis Magundayao and Jon Lucas in “Ipaglaban Mo: Ang Bintang Mo Sa Akin”

From a fearless performance in “Bagito,” Ella Cruz is set to portray yet another daring role tomorrow (May 2) in hit legal drama “Ipaglaban Mo” as she plays a young woman who cries rape and points finger at her neighbor after learning that she was six months pregnant.

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When asked if she is ready to take on the sexy route in her career, the teen star cleared that it’s too early for her to go that direction and that she just wants to show her versatility as an actress.

“As long as the role is good and different, I am willing to take it with some limitations of course. I trust ABS-CBN and Star Magic to know what’s best for me and I am very sure they will be with me all the way,” she explained.

“I am really challenged portraying these kinds of characters and it pushes me to do my best even more,” she added

This Saturday (May 2), watch Ella in another distinct performance as “Ipaglaban Mo” tackles an unconventional case of rape.

When Rowena’s mother found out that her daughter was pregnant, she immediately asked the help of the barangay and complained that Rowena was raped.

Rowena pointed at her neighbor Chris (Francis Magundayao) as the culprit. But Chris denied the allegations and pointed at his friend Tupe (Jon Lucas) because he would see Tupe take a bath in the river where Rowena did the laundry.

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Who is telling the truth? What if the accused is actually the victim?

Don’t miss the “Ang Bintang Mo Sa Akin” episode of “Ipaglaban Mo,” directed by Avel Sunpongco, this Saturday (May 2) after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN. For more updates follow the show’s social media accounts,,


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