Starting this Monday, March 7, GMA Network presents a brand new legal drama in the Afternoon Prime block, “Artikulo 247.”

A revoked law under the Revised Penal Code, Article 247 states that “any legally married person who having surprised his spouse in the act of committing sexual intercourse with another person, shall kill any of them or both of them in the act or immediately thereafter, or shall inflict upon them any serious physical injury, shall suffer the penalty of destierro (banishment).”

The series tackles the emotional journey of a woman who moves on from her past involvement with her boss and his wife. Later, her past begins to ruin her present life.

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Artikulo 247 is topbilled by Kapuso prime leading lady Rhian Ramos as Jane Ortega, the aspiring career woman who will get involved with a married man; accomplished actor Benjamin Alves as Noah Borromeo, a principled man who is also recovering from a lost love like Jane. As their paths cross, they will build a new life together and help each other on the road to healing; highly-talented actress Kris Bernal as Klaire Almazan/Carmen Villarama, the cunning and manipulative wife who catches her cheating husband and ends up killing him; and well-rounded actor Mark Herras gets to showcase his range as he steps into a more mature role as Ellijah Borromeo, the perfect son and brother of Noah who will fall madly in love with Carmen.

Rhian reveals feeling challenged with her role in the series, “It was a very difficult and challenging role pero hindi ako nagdalawang-isip na tanggapin ang project na ito dahil dito ako may matututunan. Script wise, it was an enjoyable script to get into and to perform.”

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Kris expresses her gratitude to the Kapuso Network for entrusting her this TV project,”I’m grateful to GMA kasi nabigyan ulit ako ng bagong soap…Ang ganda ganda ng role na binigay nila sakin, ang ganda ganda nung show. May mga emotions na nagulat din ako na kaya ko palang gawin. May mga emotions na nailabas ako na hindi ko pa nagawa before maybe because I’m used to be the “goody one” or ako lagi yung bida, ako lagi yung kawawa so parang lahat bago sa akin. Ako na ngayon ang nananakit.”

Benjamin, in turn, teases Kapuso viewers on what to expect with his role, “Sa character ko, makikita nila yung different side siguro, different attack, iba yung makikita nila. Medyo gray yung character na ito instead of being white most of the time and it’s my first time working with Rhian kaya hopefully magustuhan nila yung journey nina Jane at Noah. The title alone, Artikulo 247, is enough to get you engaged and to love our show.”

Meanwhile, Mark shares how he approached the role of Elijah, “My character here is very different from the other roles na nagawa ko. Unang-una siguro hindi ako magaslaw dito, hindi ako maharot. It’s a very mature role na binigay sa akin, very loving like sa asawa at sa family. Talagang makikita niyo dito yung character ni Elijah na family guy siya.”

Bringing more color and controversy to the series are Mike Tan as Julian, Klaire’s longtime lover who’s also a master manipulator and the brain behind her schemes; Glydel Mercado as Rose Ortega, the supportive mother of Jane;  Maureen Larrazabal as Pinky, Rose’s friend and business partner; Denise Barbacena as ChiChi, Carmen’s right-hand woman; Brent Valdez as Jigs, the friendly bartender in the resort; Victor Silayan as Alfred, Klaire’s husband who will have an affair with Jane; Rain Matienzo as Tanya, Jane’s bestfriend;  Topper Fabregas as Atty. Marcel, Jane’s lawyer and family friend.

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