ABS-CBN has issued an official statement about the issue involving its contract star Anne Curtis, whose supposed song number at the USTv Students' Choice Awards didn't push through.
First, it clarified that the No Other Woman actress "was invited to perform," and her song number was slated for 7:30 p.m.
Second, it said that "the organizers of the event, who should be the ones making the decisions for the program, failed to control the incident."
Clearly, there was a communication loophole because GMA-7's version stated that: (1) the Kapuso staff "was not aware nor informed by the organizers in any prior meeting that Anne Curtis will be part of the program," (2) the Kapuso stars were supposed go on stage at "7 p.m." (CLICK HERE to read story)
Nonetheless, ABS-CBN said that "such delays and compromises occur during events," and "extra patience and consideration" are needed.
Here's the complete statement sent by the Kampamilya network's corporate communication division:
Last November 10 at the Kick-Off Party of the USTv Students' Choice Awards, the aborted song number of Anne Curtis became a hot topic.
We would like to clarify the issues related to the incident at the USTv awards' launch, where Anne was invited to perform. The call time for Anne was 7PM and she arrived on time. She was scheduled to sing at 7:30 PM but due to some reason, the program was delayed.
Because Anne had been waiting for quite some time, the organizers of USTv awards decided to put her spot number after TV5's presentation and before GMA-7 artists' number.
Unfortunately, she was not able to perform or even greet the crowd because a staff from GMA-7 stopped her. The organizers of the event, who should be the ones making the decisions for the program, failed to control the incident.
ABS-CBN understands that such delays and compromises occur during events like the USTv Awards Kick-Off Party. During such times, people involved at the event might just have to extend extra patience and consideration.