Magdayao was among several artists honored with loyalty awards at the “Star Magical Christmas” event, for staying at least 25 years with the ABS-CBN group.
The actress, 33, was visibly surprised as the video tribute played, and at one point could be seen crying.
She went on to express gratitude to her co-workers over the years as well as her bosses in ABS-CBN, before recalling the reason she did not think twice to her renew her contract with the network early this year, despite the crisis that beset it.
Magdayao rose to fame in the early ‘90s as a child performer, and has remained active in showbiz since, transitioning to a teen star, and later an acclaimed actress.
Aside from Magdayao, those honored with loyalty awards last Sunday were Angelica Panganiban, Dimples Romana, Nikki Valdez, Dominic Ochoa, and Kaye Abad.