Janine Gutierrez plays a blind lawyer in new Kapuso soap

On Feb. 20, GMA Network debuts its newest gripping Afternoon Prime series, Legally Blind. Its premise sheds light on relatable matters that are true to life particularly women who are victims of rape, the effects drug abuse, pressures and rivalries within a household, but more importantly on unconditional love that binds families together and the indisputable resiliency of Filipinos amidst life’s challenges.

The story revolves around the life of Grace Evangelista (Janine Gutierrez), a beautiful, hardworking, and responsible law student who eventually passes the board exam with flying colors. In a dreadful turn of events, an unscrupulous man rapes her, scarring her forever and causing her to lose her sense of sight. In spite of everything, she pursues her passion for law and eventually becomes a blind lawyer.

Will her unwavering faith guide her in finding her perpetrator? More importantly, will Grace be served justice she rightfully deserves? This drama series showcases Kapuso leading lady Janine Gutierrez’s skill and versatility as an actress, as she breathes life to the character of Grace Evangelista, her most challenging role to date.

The lead stars of GMA 7's newest afternoon drama, "Legally Blind." From left: Mikael Daez, Janine Gutierrez, and Rodjun Cruz.
Joining her in the series are Mikael Daez as Edward Villareal, the handsome, rich, and principled man who will help Grace in her search for justice and will eventually fall in love with her. Lauren Young is Charie Evangelista, the younger sister of Grace who is deeply envious of her. She is forced to quit school after her parents decided to invest their money on Grace’s law school fees.

Marc Abaya is William Villareal, the older brother of Edward. He is a successful businessman. His wife is with on the way. However, Edward’s circle of friends lead him most of the time to temptation. Rodjun Cruz is Joel Apostol, Grace’s boyfriend at law school whom she spurns after the traumatic incident she got herself into. He will try to win back Grace’s heart. Completing the cast are Chanda Romero as Marissa Evangelista, the loving mother of Grace, Charie, and Nina who is forced to rely on Grace to be the breadwinner of the family when her husband becomes imprisoned.

Therese Malvar as Nina Evangelista, the youngest sibling of Grace,thoughtful and compassionate. She looks up to Grace and keeps her motivated in life. Lucho Ayala as John Castillo, best friend and confidante of Edward, also his partner in the law firm. Ashley Rivera as Diana Perez, the cheerful lawyer best friend of Grace. Camille Torres as Elizabeth Guevarra, the career-driven ex-girlfriend of Edward.

Legally Blind premieres today after lka-6 Na Utos on GMA Afternoon Prime.


“Yan ang T’yan!” An expression of confidence and affirmation, setting the bar of what sexy and flat tummy looks like. This is what the country’s leading brand, Biofitea wants to communicate for its campaign this 2017.

With Marian Rivera as endorser (she has been the product’s pitcher in the last three years), Biofitea believes that her unwavering figure and confidence will impart inspiration to millions of women hoping to have an always beach ready body.

Marian Rivera never failed to surprise her fans and followers when she stepped out and showcased her “Tyan na Flat” and slim body even after childbirth. Last year has been a glorious year for Marian Rivera after signing endorsements to various brands and series of projects such as Yan and Morning, Encantadia and Sunday Pinasaya.

She was also recognized at the first FHM Hall of Fame award. She also proved her alluring charm after being hailed as Country’s Most Beautiful Filipino Celebrity in Gazette Review 2016. She even proved her influence online when she did had a breakthrough of being the country’s most followed celebrity after getting 3.3 million followers on Instagram and 18 million likes on Facebook.

Mother of one Marian Rivera in her sensational form
This year, Biofitea wants to imbibe that same confidence as of Marian’s. Most new mothers have worries on the loss of slim figure and beauty after pregnancy. Biofitea wants to inspire and send a message to all new mothers that like Marian Rivera, they could also achieve a slim, fit figure and confidence even after childbirth.

The same message also goes to young professionals who want to have that “Tyan na Flat.” Biofitea is the leading herbal slimming tea in the country for more than a decade. It is manufactured by Diamond Laboratories Inc., one of the leading local medium sized health care companies in the Philippines. It is made from premium Senna Herb that has laxative properties which flush out food before its unwanted calories, fats are absorbed by the body.

As a result, it helps reduce weight and promote cleaner and healthier digestion. It is all-natural, thus, no worries of certain side-effects. Biofitea now is a partner for millions of Filipina in achieving not just a slim body but also a steadfast confidence that will help them achieve their dreams.

This summer, fans of Marian Rivera and Biofitea users can expect to see series of ads and other campaign materials thru various projects across different media. For more details about Biofitea, visit or call (02) 932 7555 loc 113.

Topics: Janine Gutierrez , Legally Blind , Mikael Daez , Rodjun Cruz , Marc Abaya , Lauren Young , Therese Malvar , Marian Rivera , Biofitea
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