Jhong Hilario says goodbye Showtime and hello Mara Clara

“Sample, sample, sample, sample…”

Showtime’s madlang pipol shouts this everytime before hurados (judges) will comment on the first group performer. One of the most memorable hurados is Jhong Hilario. He stayed longest among the celebrities who judged the show. He always get lower than 25% of total audience and text votes. Indeed, the madlang pipol loves him so much.

I watched one Showtime episode when Miriam Quiambao tweeted to her followers about her sample performance with Ryan Bang. I was shocked when Jhong Hilario is already out.

Jhong is part of the dance group Streetboys. He was seen in movies such as Muro AmiBagong Buwan, and Emir. He did roles in ABS-CBN action and fantasy dramas like Rounin and Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo. Now he has a new drama project called Mara Clara, a remake starring Kathryn Bernardo. Mara Clara is the longest running drama way back in 90′s starring Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes. Jhong will play the role of Mara’s dad which originally played by the late Eruel Tongco.

I am happy yet sad because even though he is not already Showtime hurado doing “sample” anymore but Mara Clara is a big opportunity for him to show his incredible drama skills as an actor. I wish him good luck in his new project.

Mara Clara will premiere soon on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

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