23 Feb, 2022
ABS-CBN continues to be home for Filipino music icons Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and Gary Valenciano while top caliber stars Zanjoe Marudo, Erich Gonzales, Jake Cuenca, Jolina Magdangal, Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte, Sam Milby, Shaina Magdayao, and Gerald Anderson remain as Star Magic artists as they all sign new contracts on Wednesday (February 23).
“I’m very happy and very excited and very proud. That’s how I feel. I mean after the things that the network has been through, all of us, after all we’ve been through, parang I just feel (happy) to be called a Kapamilya,” said Regine during the network contract signing held in ABS-CBN’s Studio 10, the first part of the Kapamilya Strong 2022 back-to-back events that culminated with the announcement of Star Magic’s year-long 30th anniversary celebration.
The Asia’s Songbird is currently a guest host in “Magandang Buhay” apart from being a mainstay of “ASAP Natin ‘To” with Gary.
Mr. Pure Energy also shared his thoughts about being a Kapamilya. “’Pag sinabing Kapamilya, we are there for each other…Kahit na may mga ibang pagsubok na dumadapo sa isang pamilya, the fact is you are still a family. It’s a dynamic ng isang pamilya. Minsan may good times, minsan may hard times but in the end nakikita mo ‘yung value ng isa’t isa, value sa isa’t isa and you treasure that and then you carry it on.”
Their fellow ABS-CBN stars also expressed gratitude as they continue to entrust their careers to Star Magic, the country’s biggest and brightest talent agency that is determined to champion Filipino talent all over the world.
Fresh from the success of “La Vida Lena,” versatile actress Erich will star in the biggest dramatic project of her career that will be revealed soon. Sought after leading man Gerald will soon star in “A Family Affair” TV series and film “To Russia with Love.” In-demand dramatic actor Jake from “Viral Scandal” is part of the all-star ensemble of upcoming international series “Cattleya Killer.”
Reel and real life sweethearts Loisa and Ronnie will star in upcoming teleserye “Love in 40 Days,” while blockbuster movie actress and legendary momshie Jolina and multi-awarded actress Shaina will continue to bring joy to viewers in “Magandang Buhay” and “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” respectively.
Premier TV and movie leading man Sam, who will also be part of “A Family Affair” and the handsome heartbreaker of hit “The Broken Marriage Vow” Zanjoe, also remain Kapamilya.
Joining them in the grand contract signing, which was hosted by Robi Domingo and streamed live on various Star Magic and ABS-CBN digital platforms, were ABS-CBN chairman Mark Lopez, ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, ABS-CBN chief operating officer of broadcast Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN Group CFO Rick Tan, and Star Magic and ABS-CBN entertainment production head Laurenti Dyogi.
“We are very, very proud to have been able to develop very talented artists who have the passion for global excellence, but who remain grounded and committed to serving with us, and who are driven to give the audience the most meaningful stories and engaging experiences through the years. Maraming salamat to our Star Magic artists,” said Cory, who also dedicated the celebration of Star Magic’s 30 years to the founders, mentors, partners, advertisers, co-managers, and fans.