Thursday, June 22, 2023

Herlene Budol Marks Acting Debut via GMA’s “Magandang Dilag”

EXPECT more inspiring afternoons with a taste of sweet revenge as GMA Network presents “Magandang Dilag” beginning June 26.

Benjamin Alves, Herlene Budol & Rob Gomez 

The program is bannered by Sparkle leading man Benjamin Alves as Eric, highly-talented actor Rob Gomez as Jared, and introducing Binibining Pilipinas 2022 1st Runner Up Herlene Budol as Gigi.

Herlene Budol

Benjamin Alves

Rob Gomez 

Joining the star-studded cast are Adrian Alandy as Magnus, Jared’s brother and a rising politician; Maxine Medina as Blaire, the domineering girlfriend of Jared and a sought-after fashion designer; 

 Adrian Alandy
Maxine Medina

Bianca Manalo as Riley, a trophy wife to Magnus who hides her cruelty and violence; Angela Alarcon as Allison, a famous social media influencer and Riley’s best friendMuriel Lomadilla as Donna, Gigi’s amusing and loving confidant; Prince Clemente as Cyrus,  Eric’s close friend and colleague; Jade Tecson as Jadah, the younger sister of Allison who knows her deepest secrets.

Bianca Manalo 
Angela Alarcon 

Playing equally important roles in this upcoming drama are seasoned artists Al Tantay as Joaquin, Gigi’s father who left them to reach his own dreams; Chanda Romero as Sofia, the rich and intimidating wife of Joaquin; and Sandy Andolong as Luisa, Joaquin’s former live-in partner and Gigi’s doting mother. 

Al Tantay 
Chanda Romero 
Sandy Andolong

“Magandang Dilag” follows the story of Gigi, a woman who may not have the best looks but has the most optimistic attitude toward life. Gigi faces a turnaround of events when she inherits enormous wealth from her estranged father, Joaquin.


Soon after, Gigi finds romance with the man of her dreams, Jared, who is a prominent triathlete/endorser. Unbeknownst to Gigi, Jared is still with Blaire, and they will only fool her to steal her money.  

Benjamin Alves, Herlene Budol & Rob Gomez 

How will Gigi uncover the true intentions of her most beloved man? Can Gigi save herself from their evil plans or will her new life teach her to exact revenge?


“Magandang Dilag” is made possible under the supervision of GMA SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable; VP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy; AVP for Drama Ali Nokom-Dedicatoria; Program Manager Arnel Nacario; and Executive Producer James Ryan L. Manabat.


The creative team behind this unique drama comprises Creative Director Aloy Adlawan; Creative Head for Afternoon Prime Dode Cruz; Creative Consultant Kit Villanueva-Zapata; Concept Creator John Kenneth De Leon; Headwriter Marlon G. Miguel; Writers Angeli Delgado and Jake Somera; Brainstormers Meryl Bunyi and Nehemiarey Dallego; and Associate Director Jose  Johnny Nadela.

Don’t miss the world premiere of “Magandang Dilag” — under the helm of esteemed director Don Michael Perez  — this June 26, weekdays at 3:20 p.m. on GMA Afternoon Prime and Pinoy Hits.


Global Pinoys can also catch the program via GMA Pinoy TV. For more stories about the Kapuso Network, visit

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