Jake Cuenca on ‘Viral Scandal’

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Jake Cuenca is one of the stars of upcoming ABS-CBN show Viral Scandal. Of course, the actor went, uhm, also viral a couple of weeks ago because of an incident with the police involving a buy-bust operation. According to reports, the policemen were in an undercover operation and dressed as civilians when he was stopped.  The actor, in his vehicle, side-swiped one of the police cars. 

According to Jake, he wasn’t aware that he hit another vehicle but was surprised when unmarked cars started a chase. He also heard gunshots. Jake, in

a statement on TV Patrol, said, “My instinct talaga was to not stop, to just go forward, to get away from trouble.”

Jake shared that he was surprised to find out that the police were chasing after him, and not the “armed civilians” he believed shot at his vehicle. But as soon as Cuenca understood the situation, he explained that he immediately cooperated. “Hindi ako nanlaban, hindi ko sila pinahirapan.”

There was also a Grab driver who got accidentally shot in the chase and Jake promised to help him.

Anyway, back to Jake’s upcoming show Viral Scandal.  This is a prime-time teleserye and also stars Charlie Dizon, Dimples Romana and Joshua Garcia.

In the show, Charlie, who won Best Actress for Fan Girl in last year’s Metro Manila Film Festival, takes on the challenging role of Rica, a teenager caught in a viral video scandal. How Rica and her mom Kakay, played by Dimples Romana, will deal with the scandal is the subject of the timely series.

In the story, Kakay is an OFW while her husband Dan works as a furniture maker. By working abroad, she hopes to provide a better future for her family. She thinks her sacrifices have been paying off now that her eldest Rica is on the verge of finishing her apprenticeship in an architectural firm and is about to take the board.

Their real-life nightmare begins when Rica gets involved in a video scandal that goes viral. As soon as Kakay learns about the scandal, she comes home to face the judgment and censure of the people around them. Aside from her family, she also finds support from her trusted friend and protector, Kyle, played by Joshua.  How will Rica be able to prove her innocence in the said video? How will Kakay protect and defend her daughter from the accusations? What is the role of Troy Ramones (Jake), the mayor of Sidero, in the lives of Rica and Kakay?

Viral Scandal also stars Jameson Blake, Markus Patterson, Ria Atayde, Maxene Magalona, Aljon Mendoza, Karina Bautista, Louise Abuel, Kaila Estrada, Vance Larena, Gian Magdangal, Arielle Roces and Aya Fernandez. Watch it on Kapamilya Channel, TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV.

If you’re on a nostalgia trip and want to watch classic ABS-CBN shows, you can go to the ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube Channel where shows, like May Bukas Pa, Dyosa, Palibhasa Lalake and many more are now available and with English subtitle for those who need such. Besides classic shows, the ABS-CBN YouTube Channel also houses Dear MOR where selected individuals share their life and love issues; there’s Mga Gapnod sa Kinabuhi which is a sure hit among Visayan audiences; while So De Yun Na Nga focuses on giving love and relationship advice.

Meantime, every weekend, expect a bunch of music-related shows, drama anthologies, talk shows, YouTube exclusive features, and a classic Filipino film featured every week that would be perfect for your weekend chill.

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