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Jaclyn Jose explains deletion of post announcing retirement
Jaclyn Jose explains deletion of post announcing retirement

JACLYN JOSE. The actress stars in the GMA drama 'Bolera.'

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The veteran actress retracts her retirement statement just a few hours after it was posted

MANILA, Philippines – Jaclyn Jose took down her Instagram post announcing her retirement from acting. 

“I am retiring…marami po salamat (thank you very much),” she had written on Thursday, September 1, thanking her fans for supporting her 38-year career. Only a few hours later, she deleted the post. 

The veteran actress then sent a message to’s Cabinet Files, explaining that she cannot retire yet after all. 

“I wanted to [retire] but I still have two years contract with GMA. I have to finish my contract,” the 57-year-old actress told

Jose mistakenly thought that her contract with the network had already expired. But her road manager gave her a heads up, prompting her to take her post down to avoid confusion among fans. 

The Cannes Best Actress awardee last played Tessa in Bolero, a GMA teleserye which also starred Kylie Padilla, Rayver Cruz, Gardo Versoza, and Jak Roberto. Fans were quick to express relief that this show would not be Jose’s last on-screen stint. 

Jose made her acting debut in 1984 with the William Pascual film Chikas. She has since made a name for herself in the showbiz industry through her roles in films and teleseryes such as White Slavery, Flesh Avenue, Kalel, 15, The Floor Contemplacion Story, D’Originals, and many more. 

She is recognized as the first Filipino to ever win a Cannes Film Festival Award after earning the title of Best Actress in 2016 for her performance in Brillante Mendoza’s Ma’ Rosa. – with reports from Juno Reyes/

Juno Reyes is a Rappler intern.

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