‘Caught in the Act’ star Andi Abaya calls her songs “mapanakit,” shares experience working with Joaquin Domagoso

During the media conference for the upcoming movie Caught in the Act, actors Andi Abaya, Joaquin Domagoso, Bamboo B., Jhassy Busran, Alvin Barcelona, Aio Barcelona, and director Perry Escano, talked about the film’s official soundtrack and how they get to act and sing original songs in and for the movie.

When asked which of the songs are her favorite and to whom she dedicates it to, Andi shares, “I love both of my songs, equal ‘yung pagmamahal ko for ‘Tanging Hiling’ and ’ Nariyan Ka Lang Pala,’ mapanakit kasi ‘yung songs ko so hindi ko siya ide-dedicate kahit kanino.”

Just knowing the titles, you can identify that these songs are quite emotional. It’s understandable the young actress wouldn’t want to dedicate them to anyone.

Doing the movie and the soundtrack, how can she describe her working relationship with Joaquin Domagoso?

“Joaquin’s really professional and Ive said this before, until now, I can say he’s super humble. Kahit na he’s been in the industry longer, and we’re new artists, sobrang pag-welcome niya sa set knowing na first time ko as a leading actress and first time ng mga kasama namin. Nandun siya for us para tulungan, para i-guide and sobrang bait niya, sobrang galang niya hindi lang sa amin pati sa buong production ng Caught in the Act.”

You can sense the respect for co-actors between Andi and Joaquin Domagoso in her answer.

Watch Andi Abaya and Joaquin Domagoso’s answers below:

The upcoming youth-oriented mystery thriller “Caught In The Act” will release an all-original movie soundtrack, aptly titled “Inner Love.”  

Featured in the “Caught In The Act:  Inner Love” OST are new original songs performed by teen stars Andi Abaya (Pinoy Big Brother Connect 2nd Big Placer), Bamboo B, and Jhassy Busran, also with father and son Alvin Barcelona and Aio Barcelona, with Himaya Band.

Produced by MPJ Entertainment Productions and Global Brilliance, the OST will be distributed by ABS-CBN Star Music on all digital platforms such as Spotify, Itunes of Apple, Tiktok, YouTube, and Deezer on the midnight of October 1, 2021 (Friday).

The original songs are:  “Nariyan Ka Lang Pala” and “Tanging Hiling” performed by Andi Abaya; “Sabihin Ko Na Ba?” performed by Bamboo B; “Huwag Muna Ngayon” performed by Jhassy Busran; “Huli Ka” by Alvin Barcelona, and “Ako Muna” by Aio Barcelona.

The millennial followers of the cast — especially Andi’s huge fan base — are excited and thrilled for their idol’s two songs where the pretty 19-year old newbie gets to showcase her outstanding talent as promising singer.

Their excitement is evident on the fans’ social media accounts in support of Andi, as well as new faces Bamboo B. and Jhassy who are part of the young lead cast in the film.

The song concepts – mostly about young love and friendship — are from the film’s writer-director Perry Escaño, and are composed by Bro. Alvin Barcelona and Henry Ong. 

On October 8, six new music videos, all helmed by Direk Perry, will also be released on Star Music’s YouTube channel.  Fans must not miss this extra treat.

The film’s lead actor Joaquin Domagoso, son of Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, will also be seen in the music videos of Andi’s two recorded songs “Nariyan Ka Lang Pala” and “Tanging Hiling”. 

A first look of some footages of the movie will also be exclusively shown on these music videos.

In “Caught In The Act” movie, Kapuso Joaquin and Kapamilya Andi get their biggest break as they portray senior high school students who invent a new mobile app called “Caught in the Act,” a crime-stopping app, which allows people to report crimes. 

Also in the cast are Karel Marquez, Lance Raymundo, Josh Lichtenberg, Shido Roxas, Ejay Panganiban, John Gabriel, among others.

Intended for the 2021 Metro Manila Film Festival, the film’s executive producers are Josie Paynor, Reagan Romero, Naj Dantes Soriano, and JCB Production.

Incidentally, Joaquin is nominated as Best New Male TV Personality of the 34th PMPC Star Awards for Television to be aired on October 17 (Sunday), 6pm, on STV channel and streamed on RAD online platform.


“Nariyan Ka Lang Pala” by Andi Abaya

A lady realizes that her male best friend will always be there for her and that even she finds someone, that man will always care and love her. This unconditional pledge makes this musical piece as one of the most touching and romantic songs of the millennials of this generation.

“Tanging Hiling” by Andi Abaya

This song tells us that in loving someone, even when you can’t be with that person, you still and will always wish the best for him or her, no matter what.

“Sabihin Ko Na Ba?”  by Bamboo B.

This song is about a young man who has no enough courage to tell his female best friend that he is in love with her.

“Huwag Muna Ngayon” by Jhassy Busran

A teenage girl falls in love with someone, but the the situation makes her feel weird and nervous to admit it to the guy.  She then realizes that she will prioritize her studies over love.

“Huli Ka” by Alvin Barcelona with Himaya Band

This song is about genuine friendship. A person invites one of his close friends to be part of his journey in life. In doing so, he is motivated to build up his dedication and hard work to reach out for his dreams.

“Ako Muna” by Alo Barcelona with Himaya Band

A song about a young professional guy whose mindset is loving himself first before anyone else.  He believes that a person must be happy first if he’s single or alone, so that he can be happy as soon as he falls for a relationship in the future.

More about Caught in the Act official soundtrack in our media conference coverage below:

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