Juday undecided about leaving ABS-CBN
MANILA -- Another network is hoping to sign up Judy Ann Santos but the actress said she has not yet made any decision about her next move after her hit series "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala" ends its run next week.
In a press conference on Thursday, Santos admitted that a rival network had made an offer.
"Hindi ko pa masasagot kasi gusto ko muna magpahinga siguro a couple of weeks. Gusto ko muna ibigay itong peace sa akin. Kasi medyo nawindang din ako for the past few weeks. I think I deserve to just relax and spend time with my kids and husband," Santos told reporters.
"But doors for ABS-CBN will always, always be open. I will never deny the fact that ABS-CBN is my mother network, my mother station," she said.
"Offers from other networks, yes, nandiyan sila but at the end of the day ako pa din ang magde-desisyon. Baka kailangan ko lang mag-isip at magpahinga. Masyado lang ako sigurong napagod sa mga bagay-bagay but 'yung pagod na 'yon was really well worth it. Siguro part ng pagod na 'yon is the fact na kailangan mong mag-mature as a person. May mga bagay na kailangan mong isipin.
"Ayaw kong magdesisyon ng masama ang loob kasi baka mali ang desisyon ko. Ayaw kong mag-desisyon ng masaya kasi baka mali din ang maging desisyon ko. Gusto ko mag-desisyon ng nasa praktikal ang desisyon ko. Kasi sa tunay na salita lahat tayo ay nagiging praktikal pagdating sa buhay natin at pagdating sa pamilya natin. Tao lang ako nasasaktan ...so kailangan ko lang magpahinga," Santos explained.
Asked if she feels that ABS-CBN was able to give her the due respect she deserves, Santos said: "Hindi ko idi-deny na oo naman, naibigay naman ng bonggang bongga. 'Yung programa lahat, may oo na sagot, mayroon ding hindi na sagot. Kilala niyo ako -- hindi ako sinungaling at plastik. Oo, naitawid nila pero may mga bagay na hindi at may mga bagay na hanggang ngayon ay question mark pa din sa akin. Siguro mas nakakabuti na wala na lang 'yung tag na 'reyna' para walang expectations."
Santos stressed that she's grateful to ABS-CBN.
"Then again, of course, 'yung utang na loob will always be there, possibilities of entering new life will always be there. Kung ano man ang sitwasyon ngayon it's settled already and I'm just more than happy na tanggap kaming lahat," she said.
In the press conference, Santos also turned emotional as she finally bade goodbye to her hit show, admitting that it was her decision to end the series earlier.
"Sabi nga nila all good things must come to an end. It was my decision to end the show earlier. But then again I appreciate that the management listened to what I have to say. Originally it should be move to the fourth timeslot and I asked the management kung pwedeng third na muna para earlier kaming matatapos and I really appreciate the fact na pinagbigyan nila ako.
"Para sa akin it was a very, very hard decision kasi isang taon mo itong ginawa. 'Yung appreciation naman na nakuha ng cast at ng team ng 'Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala' mas bongga pa sa ini-expect namin. So I had to take that responsibility. It was me, it was my decision to end it earlier," Santos said.
Santos also addressed reports that the fans of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, the stars of the upcoming series "Got To Believe,"have something to do with her decision.
There have been reports of some "KatNiel" fans allegedly bashing Santos and spreading rumors that the actress' show is not rating well.
"'Yung 'Got To Believe,' sa totoo lang, ayaw kong mag-react sa isyu, sa kanila, kasi it's a totally different thing. Pero sa tunay na salita, 'yung 'Got To Believe' na teleserye has nothing to do with my decision. It was me and the management and pagbigyan natin ang mga bata, this is their moment to shine. Ang sa akin lang I was gone for two years and gusto kong mamaalam sa teleserye ng taas noo," Santos said.