BIANCA Umali is getting the sympathy of lots of viewers in her dilemma as to who she’d choose between Miguel Tanfelix as Ahmad and Migo Adecer as Jordan in “Sahaya”. Netizens themselves are torn as to who they would choose for Bianca as Sahaya.
Some folks root for Miguel as he and Bianca are childhood sweethearts in the story and are both Badjaws. But some quarters are voting for Migo as he is showing unselfish love for Bianca ever since he was seen rescuing her from drowning in the middle of the ocean. He even defends her and her family against his own selfish and greedy dad, Eric Quizon as Hubert.
“Nakakatuwa nga ang reaction ng regular viewers ng ‘Sahaya’ dahil may kanya-kanya silang kampo,” says Bianca. “Ako man, if it were in real life, mahihirapan din akong pumili kung sino kina Ahmad at Jordan ang pipiliin ko kasi may kanya-kanya silang katangian.”
Miguel’s edge over Migo is that he and Bianca are also together again in the new GMA Pictures’ movie, “Family History”, where Miguel plays the son of Michael V and Dawn Zulueta, with Bianca as his girlfriend. “It’s great working with Tito Michael and Tita Dawn in the movie,” adds Bianca. “Pareho kaming nag-enjoy ni Miguel. Malapit na rin pong ipalabas in July, so abangan n'yo kasi family drama siya with touches of comedy na very entertaining from start to finish.”
Bianca says doing a show like “Sahaya” is an eye-opener for her. “I got to know more about the culture and lifestyle of the Badjaws and I really admire the simplicity with which they lead their lives. The give importance to protecting the environment, treasure the little things they have and do not turn their back on their cultural background,” she says.
Bianca graduated from high school last March and she intends to go back to school soon to pursue a college degree. “But I’m still weighing my options kung ano ang course na kukunin ko at kung saan ako mage-enrol where they will allow me to be a working student,” she adds.