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Julie Anne San Jose, David Licauco set to brew romance in ‘heartful Cafe’

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BEGINNING April 26, the charming story of two business owners-turned-lovers unfold on GMA’S newest prime-time offering Heartful Café.

the original series introduces the fresh team-up of two of the network’s brightest stars—multihyphe­nate Julie Anne San Jose as heart fulgencio, an online romance novelist and coffee enthusiast who owns a cozy and quaint café called the heartful Café; and David Licauco as Ace Nobleza, a competitiv­e and goal-driven businessma­n who takes an interest in heart’s café.

Julie shares that she is both excited and challenged to be acting again: “it’s really good to be back doing a series, talagang exciting and challengin­g. i’m excited kasi ang ganda ng story ng Heartful Café, may new set of actors na makakawork ako, and of course the production team na bago rin.

it’s also challengin­g because of our current situation na new normal. We have limitation­s and we have to follow safety protocols.”

Apart from the romance and comedy elements of the series, David believes that viewers can also learn a thing or two about business management: “Not only ’yung mga tao matutuwa dahil romantic-comedy siya, light siya; i think matutunan din nila maging passionate when it comes to business, maging goal-driven, maging hardworkin­g kasi ’yung mga characters sa show ay talagang very focused sa ginagawa nila.”

Adding flavor to the series are EA Guzman as Uno Ynares, heart’s “the One that Got Away” who returns from his studies abroad after realizing that success is hollow without love; Ayra Mariano, Victor Anastacio and Angel Guardian. the show also introduces zonia Mejia and Jamir zabarte.

Set in a coffee shop located inside a university campus,

Heartful Café follows the story of heart fulgencio (Julie). for her, the café is more than just a stomping ground for coffee drinkers; rather, it’s a place where all the magic happens. Despite having experience­d heartbreak herself, heart enjoys playing cupid for her customers who seek help regarding matters of the heart. When her café turns into shambles, Ace Nobleza (David), a handsome coinvestor comes into her life.

Heartful Café is under the supervisio­n of the GMA Entertainm­ent Group headed by senior vice president for Entertainm­ent Group Lilybeth G. rasonable, and under the direction of Mark Sicat dela Cruz.

it premieres on April 26, and airs weeknight after First Yaya on GMA. it will also be simultaneo­usly aired on GMA heart of Asia. Viewers abroad can also watch the series via GMA’S flagship internatio­nal channel, GMA Pinoy tv (www.

gmapinoytv.com).

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JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE and David Licauco

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