Gerald AndersonGerald Anderson
stars in ABS-CBN’s first “advocacy-serye,” “Budoy,” where he plays the role of a boy suffering from delayed mental development.
Gerald is joined by young stars Jessy Mendiola
and Enrique Gil
. Jessy is Jackie, Budoy’s childhood friend who dreams of becoming a teacher, while Enrique portrays Benjamin, Budoy’s rival in love who has everything except his mother’s warmth and his father’s approval.
The advocacy-serye marks the return of Janice de Belen to the Kapamilya network. She plays the role of Bebang, Budoy’s caretaker who adopted him after he was disowned by his real family.
Budoy, played by Gerald, is the son of Dr. Gregor Maniego (Tirso Cruz III), the top ob-gynecologist in the Philippines, and Luisa Maniego (Zsa zsa Padilla), Dr. Maniego’s secretary. Dr. Maniego belongs to a family of doctors—his mother Dr. Alberta Maniego (Barbara Perez) is a brilliant oncologist, while his brother Dr. Isaac Maniego (Christian Vasquez) is a famous brain surgeon.
Budoy’s birth is a family blessing that later on turns into a family shame when they discover that Budoy is suffering from Angelman Syndrome, which delays the intellectual development of a child. The family decides to hide their “dishonor” and replace him with a normal child.
The powerhouse cast of “Budoy” also includes Gloria Sevilla, Dante Rivero and Mylene Dizon.