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Byline: Bayani San Diego Jr.
FAME was almost within reach.
Peers and directors pointed out that the 18-year-old actor AJ Perez was being groomed as ABS-CBNs next important star, when his life was cut short in a road mishap.
A movie with Star Cinema was already in the works, and he was given the lead role in a special episode of the drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya, which will air on April 30, episode director Dado Lumibao told Inquirer Entertainment.
In the Lenten episode, Perez plays an impoverished boy who walks from Manila to Samar.
It would be our tribute to him, Lumibao said.
It was a tough four-day taping, Lumibao recalled. We had to travel from Laguna to Sorsogon. …