- Kris Aquino has officially confirmed her departure from ABS-CBN
- Aquino revealed that she departed from ABS-CBN due to the lack of guarantee of a new show
- She will now work for APT Entertainment as the producer of “Eat Bulaga!”
Actress-host Kris Aquino officially confirmed on Monday that she is leaving ABS-CBN – her network for the past 20 years.
In her September 12 Instagram posts, the daughter of former President Corazon Aquino and sister of previous President Benigno Aquino III revealed that the reason for her break-up with ABS-CBN is due to the network’s lack of guarantee in giving her shows during their discussion of renewing her contract.
She added that they postponed talks about renewing her contract in February due to the death threats she received and because of some health issues.
"That is the risk of taking time for yourself – when you come back there's no guarantee that a space will be held for you. We spoke in July but there was no definite show and no assured time frame of my return on air," Aquino said.
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The actress said that she had no ill feelings towards ABS-CBN.
"I perfectly understood – as much as I wanted to believe I was a pillar of the network, everybody is dispensable. And I say that with no bitterness – just HONESTY," she explained.
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After leaving ABS-CBN, Aquino will now be working with Antonio P. Tuviera (APT) Entertainment Inc. – which produces shows for GMA including “Eat Bulaga!” Kris Aquino said that she still remembers meeting Mr. Tuviera at the Aquino residence in Times Street in 1986 to discuss making a show together at the young age of 15.
“Thirty years after – dumating na ang TAMANG PANAHON (the right time has arrived)," Kris posted.
The iconic TV talk show host also assured her fans that there is no bad blood between her and ABS-CBN despite her departure.
Some of the TV shows she worked on during her time at the ABS-CBN network include “Today with Kris Aquino,” “Morning Girls with Kris and Korina,” “The Buzz,” “Deal or No Deal,” and “Pilipinas, Game KNB?”