Wilma Galvante: "Jennylyn has nothing to worry about."

by Michael Ancheta
Aug 1, 2007
"Jennylyn [Mercado] is a StarStruck discovery. May obligasyon ang network sa kanya at ini-honor ng GMA-7 ang contract," said GMA-7's SVP for Entertainment TV Wilma Galvante to Abante Tonite columnist Jerry Olea. She was referring to fears that Jennylyn may be carrying the brunt of her manager Becky Aguila's conflict with GMA-7.

GMA-7's SVP for Entertainment TV Wilma Galvante assured young actress Jennylyn Mercado that she has no reason to worry.

"Jennylyn is a StarStruck discovery. May obligasyon ang network sa kanya at ini-honor ng GMA-7 ang contract," said Galvante to Abante Tonite editor- in-chief Jerry Olea, while sharing a meal inside GMA compound.

"Iyong initial obligation sa kanya, sa first year, she earned more than what was stipulated sa contract. We honor our contract."

As earlier reported, the StarStruck alumnus was reportedly pulled out from Pasan Ko ang Daigdig and there were even talks that some of her scheduled guestings were cancelled by the network. Supporters of Jennylyn fear that GMA-7 is out to vent its frustration on Jennylyn, brought about by the rift between her manager, Becky Aguila, and the network following Angel Locsin's controversial transfer to ABS-CBN.

"For now, Jennylyn has nothing to worry about," Galvante continued before adding that there are still projects allotted to Jennylyn.

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But Galvante emphasized that the network from now on will not deal directly with Becky when it comes to her talents still under GMA-7's stable.

"We will not do business with Becky again," she sternly declared.

That stand, explained Galvante, is not entirely personal; it is a given when in any kind of business dealing and its ethics.

"Para kasing supplier siya," she rationalized. "Kung winalanghiya ka ng supplier, kung binastos ka, bakit mo pa siya bibigyan ng negosyo? Pero ‘yung kontrata, io-honor mo. GMA does not renege."

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"Jennylyn [Mercado] is a StarStruck discovery. May obligasyon ang network sa kanya at ini-honor ng GMA-7 ang contract," said GMA-7's SVP for Entertainment TV Wilma Galvante to Abante Tonite columnist Jerry Olea. She was referring to fears that Jennylyn may be carrying the brunt of her manager Becky Aguila's conflict with GMA-7.
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