“But no signing has been made to formalize."
Pero diin niya, “But we have given up an official letter to Mr. Lopez.
“We mentioned the offer they gave to us, and that we’ve weighed the scale, and the family said that it’s time for me to sort of change, that we’re not renewing with Channel 2.”
Sa opisyal na pahayag na inilabas ng ABS-CBN, nabanggit dito na ang halagang inalok ng TV5 ay hindi matanggihan ni Derek, sa kabila ng pagkumbinsi ng Kapamilya network na manatili ang aktor sa kanila.
Pero itinanggi muli ito ni Derek, “It’s not that, e.
"Like I said, everyone is saying that it’s because of money. No, it’s not.
“Actually, the offer from TV5 is a project that they’re willing to give me.
“That will probably convince me because it’s designed with my personality, my interest—which I’m always looking forward to in Channel 2.
"Unfortunately, wala, no opportunity was given.
“Ang tagal ko na ring wala sa TV, sa Channel 2.
"So, we’ve decided na the best option here for now is for me to not sign.
“Then, the family will decide on what we’re going to do with my career after I get back over the week.”
Nakatakdang umalis ngayong gabi si Derek papuntang Australia para magbakasyon.
Nang tanungin ng PEP kung ano ang proyektong inialok sa kanya ng TV5 na natipuhan niya, sinabi nito: “They were mentioning the Amazing Race and the Olympics.”
Sabi pa niya, “You know, I think, in my six years with ABS-CBN, everyone knows how much of a sports fanatic I am.