Maja Salvador Turns Emotional On Her “ASAP Natin ‘To” Comeback

Maja looks back on her past performances and the man behind those years

Maja Salvador could not help but be emotional after her comeback performance on the “ASAP Natin ‘To” stage on Sunday, February 11, 2024. 

Maja has marked her return with a fiery performance of her hit single “Sugal” amid her pregnancy with first baby with husband Rambo Nuñez. 

Welcomed by hosts Martin Nievera and Erik Santos after her number, Maja’s eyes have welled up with the warm reception after an extended period of absence from the Sunday noontime program. 

Maja Salvador
Maja Salvador
IMAGE: maja on Instagram

When asked for a message, the 35-year-old actress shares, “Thank you my ‘ASAP’ family. It’s good to be back on the ‘ASAP’ stage. Ang tagal na but… thank you!” 

Coinciding with the show’s 29th anniversary, Maja also happens to be celebrating her 20th anniversary in the entertainment industry. With her milestone, her performance is made even more special as her backup dancers, G-Force, just hit its 19th anniversary. 

More than being a celebration, Maja has thanked the people behind her success as she also looked back on all of her performances which she owed mostly to one of the pillars of ABS-CBN, the late Deo Endrinal. 

Maja shares, ”Ang dami kong performance here in ‘ASAP, it’s because of Sir Deo.”

Deo, head of one of ABS-CBN’s content providing units, Dreamscape Entertainment, passed away on February 3, 2024. The passing was confirmed by his son PJ albeit discretion not to disclose the cause of his death.

READ ALSO: ABS-CBN Executive Deo Endrinal Passes Away

After 18 years of being a Kapamilya, Maja has made the decision to leave ABS-CBN in 2020 to transfer to rival network TV5’s “Sunday Noontime Live” or “SNL.”

Maja says that her decision was mainly from the will to help people displaced by the pandemic and the ABS-CBN shutdown.  

In a virtual interview with some reporters in 2020, Maja emphasizes that people would, of course, compare “ASAP” and “SNL” but she also understands that “these two shows share the same goal—to entertain the audience and make them feel happy during these difficult times. 

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