Amidst rumors circulating that Jessy Mendiola might transfer to a rival network, the actress ended these rumors by accepting an ABS-CBN project.
On Saturday, July 27, Dreamscape Entertainment AdProm Manager Eric John Salut posted a photo of Jessy undergoing a workshop with Ejay, Aljur, and Elisse Joson.
Salut wrote, "I am amazed!!!! Woohoo! #SanDugo acting workshop @ejaythefalcon @elissejosonn @ajabrenica and @senorita_jessy"
Dreamscape Entertainment, an ABS-CBN content provider, has yet to give details about Jessy's role in the series.
Jessy was not present during the January 31 story conference of SanDugo.
At that time, only Elisse and Maika Rivera were introduced as Ejay and Aljur's leading ladies.
Jessy's inclusion in SanDugo ends speculations that she will be transferring to ABS-CBN's rival network, GMA-7.
The speculations started when Jessy captioned one of her Instagram posts with "old ending and new beginnings."
It was even rumored that Jessy's first project with GMA-7 would be The Better Woman with Andrea Torres and Derek Ramsay.
During the media conference of her movie Stranded on March 26, Jessy admitted that she became impatient after not getting any TV assignments for a long while.
Her last TV appearance was in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano in 2018, but her last regular drama series was the teleserye You're My Home, which ended in March 2016.
She said back then, "Siyempre, naiinip po ako. Sino ba naman pong hindi? Pero kung naiinip ka man, e, 'di gumawa ka ng something productive o puwede mong kabisihan, like, 'yan ang business o kung ano pang medium na puwede mong ipakita ang sarili mo."
Still, she remained in touch with ABS-CBN and was already given a new TV assignment.
Jessy's boyfriend Luis Manzano confirmed in a PEP.ph article published on July 19 that Jessy is no longer managed by Star Magic, the talent arm of ABS-CBN.
As of press time, ABS-CBN has yet to announce when SanDugo will air, but it was already part of the upcoming programs presented during the recent ABS-CBN trade launch.