Kiko Estrada on contract renewal: "If I believe I'm being taken care of, then I'll stay loyal to my network."

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Kiko Estrada reveals his network contract with GMA-7 will expire in October 2018. Will he renew his contract as a Kapuso or will he return to ABS-CBN?



Kiko Estrada is one of the actors with the luxury of being able to work with celebrities of a rival network when it comes to movie projects.

In the movie Walwal, the GMA-7 actor was able to work with ABS-CBN talents Donny Pangilinan, Jerome Ponce, and Elmo Magalona.

Walwal is under Regal Films, which produced Kiko's past movies such as Pwera Usog (2017) and My Fairy Tail Love Story (2018). Through these projects, he was able to work with Kapamilya stars.

He said about this, "That's why I love Tita Roselle and Mother Lily [Monteverde], they give me the opportunities to work with the best people.

"Sakto lang na it's all ABS right now and I'm blessed to work with quality people and I want to work with quality films.

"I'm just blessed and I hope to work with quality people. To become the best I think you have to work with the best and you have to surround yourself with the best, so possibilities are limitless, are infinite with movies."

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) was able to speak with Kiko during the after-party of Walwal's premiere held last June 26 at Max's Restaurant, SM Megamall.

GMA-7 OR ABS-CBN? Currently, this set-up is not applicable for Kiko in teleseryes, since he is under contract with GMA-7.

But then, he revealed, "In terms of teleserye, I really don't know but my contract's up on October."

What are his plans now that his contract with the Kapuso network will expire in four months?

"If I believe I'm being taken care of, then I'll stay loyal to my network.

"But, of course, if they're not taking care of you... I'm not saying they're not, but of course, you have to think of what's best for yourself and it's actually my management's decision. I don't have my decision in this.

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"For me kasi, I want to pick my roles, I'm very picky with my roles because I believe that you have to give a hundred and ten percent in that.

"And I always give a hundred and ten percent in my roles, so whoever gives me the best roles and whoever can boost my career up, that's where I am."

Kiko was once a Kapamilya talent but he decided to leave his original mother network GMA-7 in 2012.

He was able to do the TV shows Angelito: Bagong Yugto (2012) and Annaliza (2013).

In late 2013, Kiko was pulled out of Annaliza after he and Diego Loyzaga were assigned to play leading men to Julia Barretto in the fantasy series Mirabella.

However, before the year ended, management decided to pull him and Diego out of the show, and replace them with Enrique Gil and Sam Concepcion, respectively.

This prompted Kiko to make a comeback to the Kapuso Network in 2014.

During the promotion of Walwal, Kiko was able to return to the ABS-CBN compound after four years.

The My Guitar Princess actor said that there was no issue regarding his return since he did not burn any bridges with anyone from the Kapamilya network.

He said, "I took it as a learning experience and I think I grew, and it's just happy to be back.

"I was happy I was there, it felt good seeing friends, seeing old friends, Diego was here and he's really my homeboy."

Diego was also present during the premiere night of Walwal.

"I know, see! It was good seeing him.

"I love everyone in ABS, I love everyone in GMA, too. It's nothing but love.

"Let's forget about the past. I don't burn bridges and I'll treat it as an everyday-learning experience and I just grew up as a person and I have nothing but love for everyone."

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