Artist Heaven Peralejo assured her loyalty to the Kapamilya network on the anniversary of the ABS-CBN Shutdown this July 10.
During the media conference for July episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK), she lauded ABS-CBN for surviving the past year while assuring her loyalty to the network.
“Talagang sobrang galing talaga ng ABS kasi alam mo ‘yun hanggang ngayon nandito pa rin tayo. All I can say is I will always be loyal to my family.”
In terms of her career with the network, Peralejo said she wants to focus on drama roles.
“Ito na talaga ‘yung gusto kong tahakin itong drama na ‘to. Siguro nagiging comfortable naman na po ako when it comes to sa drama.”
She then related her personal life with her choice of working on drama projects.
“Of course, siguro dahil ma-drama din ang aking buhay. Siguro ito na rin ‘yung outlet ko is iiyak na lang din. At doon sa iiyak ko na ‘yun nakakapagpasaya at nakakapag-inspire pa ako ng mga tao.”
During ABS-CBN shutdown, Peralejo worked on the teleserye Bagong Umaga, which she top-billed alongside other Kapamilya artists who remained with the network.
As for her MMK Episode, Peralejo joins Iza Calzado and Shamaine Buencamino in a mother-daughter story focusing on mental illness with the episode My Two Mothers directed by Mae Cruz-Alviar on July 24.
Looking back, ABS-CBN shut down on July 10, 2020, after Congress denied their 25-year franchise in May of the same year.
Despite not having its franchise, the network continued producing programs and ventured into digital platforms for the past year.
Later on, they made their free TV return via their block time deals with A2Z channel 11 and TV5.