Aside from the heroic Ricardo “Cardo” Dalisay in the primetime series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, Coco Martin is also well-known for helping celebrities make a comeback from their retirement or hiatus.
After giving comedy actress Whitney Tyson and former child star CJ Ramos the chance to revive their showbiz careers by including them in the show, he did the same to another ex-child wonder Rhed Bustamante after hearing her story on Rated K and to former sexy performer Mystica after her video pleading for his help went viral.
A few days after, she had an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News, which featured her current modest life in General Trias, Cavite, selling fried chicken to earn a living. She reiterated her plea to the lead actor-cum-creative director of the program to hire her.
“Hindi na po importante kung ano 'yung mga negative comments ng tao sa akin dahil ang kailangan ko na lang po ngayon ay ‘yung ipakita na hangga’t nabubuhay po ako, hangga’t kaya ko pang bumalik sa showbiz,” she tearfully stated.
Then she added, “Sana naman po ay bigyan ako ng pagkakataon, kasi 'yon na lang po ang natatanging kayamanan ko – ‘yong talent ko.”
From eyes welling in tears, the 90’s “Split Queen” whose real name is Ruby Villanueva now is a picture of happiness as she started filming and mingling with the cast, crew, and staff of the top-rating cop series, as shown on the photos and videos she uploads on her personal Facebook account.
Her character Rosa, an abusive and short-tempered woman, debuted on the September 17 episode where she was seen severely scolding Ana, played by Rhed, and her younger sibling over the untidy living room, and pulling the young girl’s hair with all her might.
But her temper simmered down when the team of Bong (Nikko Natividad) and Patrick (CJ Ramos) came for their “business transaction” and the arrival of a long-haired, hunky dude who seemed to be her boyfriend, portrayed by her real-life husband Troy Montez (also known as Kid Lopez).