Admit it, you are still lost for words over Alyana (Yassi Pressman)’s truly tragic, heart-shattering exit from FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. Deep inside, you are wishing for an explosive plot twist that will defy the impossible – Alyana suddenly waking up from that long sleep or maybe dramatic flashbacks that will reveal everything’s just an imagination, or a dream.
How can we unlove someone as sweet, beautiful, and loving as Alyana? Maybe we can never. And while she’s already gone, we will never forget Alyana Arevalo-Dalisay, her trademark ‘lumpia’ recipe, floral off-shoulder tops, loving wifey ways, grace and strength – simply her.
It’s been five long, sweet years for Yassi Pressman, who started in the series as a dauntless field reporter and later on became the only woman who snatched the heart of Coco Martin’s Cardo Dalisay.
On her Instagram account, the actress uploaded a 5-minute video saying her final piece, signing off as the leading lady we all adored. The video is drenched in nostalgia as Yassi’s voice delivers a poetic message in the background while highlights of her FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano journey play in a montage. It also pieces photos of behind-the-scene moments and some memorable experiences such as out-of-town shoots and shows.
Yassi paid tribute to her first leading man- her father, now watching her from heaven. She credits FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano for helping her provide for her family, saying playing Alyana is truly life-changing.
She thanked the people who believed in her potential even on days when she can’t even survive from self-doubt. She mentioned her VIVA Artists Agency family, Dreamscape Entertainment and its Head, Deo Endrinal, the ABS-CBN Management, and the second home she found with her FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano family – from her co-actors to creative teams.
Special, heartfelt credit was given to Coco Martin, “Maraming salamat sa’yo dahil ikaw ang nag-iisang Cardo sa buhay ni Alyana. Mananatili ka pa rin na parte ng buhay ko bilang matalik kong kaibigan. Kaya, Co, maraming salamat sa’yo at sa lahat ng tinulong at tinuro mo.”
After her remarkable stint in the long-running series, Yassi is now ready for a fresh start, with a promise to never forget the memories built over the five years. “Sobra po akong nasasabik sa kung ano man po ang paparating. Pero hinding-hindi ko po makakalimutan ang nakaraan natin.”
“Ang hirap umpisahan lalo na’t alam kong kailangan nang wakasan. Kaya po sa huling pagkakataon, ito na. Ako po si Alyana Arevalo-Dalisay, pagkatapos ng limang taon, nagpapaalam.”
As the saying goes, “In life, every end is a new beginning.” Thank you, Yassi for breathing life to the beautiful Alyana Arevalo-Dalisay!