BY: Rohn Romulo
Beginning July 1, GMA Network unveils the most compelling and passionate love story on the Telebabad block viaThe Better Woman.
The original drama introduces the much-awaited team up of two of the Network’s hottest stars – the most daring Kapuso leading man Derek Ramsay as Andrew de Villa and versatile and sultry actress Andrea Torres asJasmine de Villa and Juliet Santos-de Villa a.k.a Elaine Reyes.
This is Derek’s first soap as a Kapuso and after months of teasing about the project, he is looking forward to everyone finally watching what they’ve been working on. “I’m really excited for this project. Hope all the Kapuso viewers will enjoy our show. It’s been really tough doing it but it’s definitely worth it,” he said.
Andrea, meanwhile, is happy with everyone’s warm reception of their tandem. “Challenging at kakaiba talaga ang role ko sa soap. But I’m grateful na si Derek ang ka-partner ko dahil magaan siyang katrabaho at mabilis kaming naging kumportable sa isa’t isa,” she shared.
Happily married couple Andrew (Derek) and Jasmine (Andrea) live and own a surf resort in La Union. Their seemingly perfect life crumbles when Andrew flies to Manila for a business trip. He crosses path with Jasmine’s long-lost twin sister Juliet a.k.a Elaine who works as an exotic pole dancer. When Juliet reconciles with her estranged biological family and resides with her sister, a forbidden love affair between her and Andrew ensues behind Jasmine’s back. Who is more deserving to be called the better woman – the prim Jasmine or the seductive Juliet? Who is worthier of Andrew’s love?
Also starring in the series is award-winning Kapuso actress Ms. Jaclyn Jose as Erlinda Santos, Jasmine and Juliet’s devoted mother who is always forgiving of Juliet’s wrongdoings; together with Ina Feleo as Angela de Villa Castro, Andrew’s younger sister who is a single mother; Marco Alcaraz as Glenn Santiago, Andrew’s business partner who is equally well-off; Ashley Rivera as Chesi Rodriguez, Juliet’s friend and housemate; Paolo Paraisoas Joross Baltazar, a surfer and Andrew’s close friend who secretly desires Juliet; and Francis Makil as Amy Santos, the estranged cousin of Erlinda who knows her secret.
The show’s creative team is composed of creative director Aloy Adlawan; creative head Suzette Doctolero; creative consultant Agnes Uligan; concept creator and headwriter Angeli Delgado; writers Ana Aleta Nadela, Loi Argel Nova, Erwin Bravo; and brainstormer Rodney Junio.
This original series is headed by the SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Drama Redgie A. Magno, AVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Senior Program Manager Camille Hermoso-Hafezan, and Executive Producer Darling Pulido Torres.
Under the helm of esteemed Director Mark Sicat dela Cruz, catch the world premiere of The Better Woman beginning July 1, weeknights, after Sahaya on GMA Telebabad.
Kapuso viewers from across the globe can also catch their favorite Kapuso shows via GMA’s international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International. For the program guide, visit GMA Pinoy TV website.