Jodi Sta. Maria Ran Away from Home due to Shame and Guilt

Jodi Runs

Kapamilya actress Jodi Sta. Maria ran away from home out of guilt and shame as she blamed herself for the tragic event that happened to her family.

Watch the rest of the story as CBN Asia presents In my Father’s Arms, at ABS-CBN on Good Friday, April 14 at 5pm for the Holy Week Specials.

Jodi Sta Maria

Jodi portrays the character of Nikki Villegas, a woman who ran away from home as she blames herself for the death of her father because of her selfishness and disobedience.

Nikki grew up with a loving family and had very close ties to her father up to his last breath. He died trying to protect her and this yielded to Nikki condemning herself, tormenting her conscience and leading her to isolation.

Icko directs Jodi

“There are things in life that are really unforgiveable. There are mistakes that you have done in the past that cannot be redeemed and you will always end up blaming yourself for it,” Jodi responded, in vernacular, as her previous conviction when asked about the similarities between her and Nikki.

However, Jodi now believes that “no matter how great we think our sins and mistakes are, God’s love and forgiveness is still greater.”

“I actually feel honored and privileged to be a part of this Holy Week Special. I believe that it is really important to share the message of this story to the audience,” she adds.

Jodi and Icko

In my Father’s Arms Director and Co-writer, Icko Gonzalez expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to work with the actress. “We are really grateful to her for saying yes to the project. You would know that her participating in this project comes from the overflow of her heart, because she really is a perfect example of a transformed life because of the love of God.”

In my Father’s Arms is an original story written by CBN Asia’s EVP-COO, John Valdes Tan who also co-directed the film with Icko Gonzalez.

Together in the film with Jodi Sta. Maria are actors Ana Marin, Bimbo Bautista, TJ Dela Paz, and Eris Aragoza.

Watch Jodi Sta. Maria’s exceptional performance in this story of forgiveness, reconciliation, and healing as CBN Asia presents In My Father’s Arms on April 14, Good Friday, 5PM at ABS-CBN.


  • Dhagz

    Excited to watch the show here in Saudi Arabia!

  • may may

    so it is not jodi sta maria who ran away from home? it is the character she potrays? the heading is misleading, seems to be just trying to get an attention.

    • Hi May, thank you for visiting our website. Yes, it is the character she portrays. We are very much thankful for Jodi Sta.Maria, for the time she spent for doing this TV specials. And thank you very much May, for following our post. We appreciate you and we value your feedback. If you need prayers, please dial 737-0700, our prayer center is open 24/7. God bless you.

  • Thank you for this. So looking forward to watching this especially since theme song will be interpreted by JexdeCastro, the balladeer from Tawag ng Tanghalan. Great choice you got there, both in Jodi and in Jex. They are excellent in their chosen fields and have life strories that are inspiring. Talk about second chances and strong faith!

    May God bless you more and may you continue to inspire and bring hope to a lot of Filipinos. Thank you for the opportunity to see an inspiring story, superb acting and heartwarming song!

    • You are welcome J SL, and to God be the glory! If you have any prayer concern. Allow us to pray for you. Feel free to contact us. Call us now at 737-0-700 if you’re in Metro Manila. You can also contact us through our toll-free number 1-800-1-888-8700 if you are outside Metro Manila. God bless you.

  • Rhodora Delemo

    I always love watching Jodi Sta Maria portray any role so there is no doubt the viewers will enjoy watching her do her role in this Holy Week celebration. God is always in your heart and mind n everything you do.

    • Thank you very much, Rhodora. Be blessed as you watch our Holy Week special presentation at ABS-CBN on Good Friday, April 14 at 5:00 PM. You can also watch, CBN Asia’s yearly TV drama special that airs nationwide in the Philippines every Holy Week. It features true-to-life stories of Filipinos who fought their way out of the darkness of their lives and found the light of the truth in Jesus. “Sais-Katorse” our Maundy Thursday 6:00 pm, “Nuno” on Good Friday 6:00 PM and “Wasak” on Black Saturday at 5:30 PM at GMA 7. For prayers you may call our 24/7 prayer center at 737-0700. God bless you.

  • Laila

    Like the prodigal Son. Looking forward for this.

    • A blessed day! Thank you for visiting our website Laila, You can watch “In my Father’s Arms” on April 14 at 5:00 pm at ABS-CBN on Good Friday, for CBN ASIA Holy Week Specials. For prayers, call our 24/7 prayer center at 737-0700 anytime. God bless you.

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