PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) received a very shorttext message from Rikka Dylim, ABS-CBN Star Magic's publicity manager, earliertoday, November 21, regarding the reported transfer of Diether Ocampo to GMA-7.
In the said text message, Rikka said: "Diet remains in StarMagic. We trust he will make the right choice."
Rikka added that Star Magic, which is handling the career ofDiether, "will issue a statement in due time."
It should be recalled that the news about ABS-CBN artistDiether's alleged transfer to the Kapuso network broke out last Wednesday,November 19. According to a report, Diether already signed a "maximum offour-year contract" with GMA-7 last Monday, November 17. (CLICK here to readrelated story.)
When severalentertainment writers tried to get a confirmation from Diether about his reported transfer, hiscommon reply through text was "Merry Christmas." He was also not answeringphone calls.
PEP also asked Ms. Wilma Galvante, GMA-7's SVP forEntertainment TV, if Diether is really transferring to their network. Her shortreply to our text message was: "Let Diether make his own announcements soon."
But in another report by a daily broadsheet, Ms. Galvanteconfirmed that Diether is indeed moving to the Kapuso network.
PEP has gathered from several sources that Diether is stillin the process of talking to Star Magic and his home network, ABS-CBN.Although, according to these sources, he has already made the decision to jumpship to GMA-7.
But we won't be surprised if ever Diether changes his mindand be convinced to stay with ABS-CBN. After all, Diether started his showbizcareer in the Kapamilya network as member of Star Circle Batch 2 thirteen yearsago.