Bagamat malapit silang magkaibigan ni Kris Aquino, itinanggi ni Derek Ramsay na nagpapatulong siya sa TV host-actress upang maging maayos na ang relasyon niya sa dating home network na ABS-CBN.
Matatandaang umalis si Derek sa bakuran ng Kapamilya network noong 2012 upang lumipat sa TV5.
Sabi ni Derek tungkol kay Kris, “I’m not here to ask her to help me with that.
“You know, because I want us to patch things up, because both parties want to patch things up.
“Not because somebody else wants to get involved, and I don’t want to get somebody else get involved who’s not part of it."
Dagdag ng aktor, “I came from Channel 2, I have much respect for Channel 2.
“They built my career, but the decision I have made, ‘til this day, I stand with the decision I made.
“And I feel that I made the right decision and I’m very happy with TV5.”
Okey pa rin siya bilang isang Kapatid?
“I am very proud to be a part of TV5. I’m very, very proud.
“Ang kapal ng mukha ko para hindi ko sabihin yun.”
Nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Derek sa presscon ng pelikulang The Trophy Wife, kagabi, July 22, sa The Library Metrowalk.
REACHING OUT. Bagamat sinasabi ni Derek na maayos ang pagpapaalam niya sa network executives ng ABS-CBN, hindi nawawala ang usap-usapang malaki pa rin ang tampo sa kanya ng network executives nito.
Wala ba siyang gagawing paraan para lumambot ang puso ng bosses ng Kapamilya network sa kanya?
Saad ni Derek, “I’ve been wanting to talk and reach out, but I guess that’s all in time.
“Obviously, you can see it, they’re not ready.
“But it hurts me because I know I gave the… that respect.
“But everyone’s different, everyone handles a situation in different ways.”
Nakarating na ba sa kanya ang usap-usapng may “memo” raw na tanggalin o hindi siya puwedeng banggitin sa trailer ng pelikula na kasama siya kapag ipinapalabas ito sa ABS-CBN?
Saad ni Derek, “Well, ayokong isipin na they are doing that to spite me.
“I’m thinking of it na I’m not a talent of ABS-CBN, so that’s the decision that they made.
“Kunwari, kalaban mo sa basketball, gusto mong matanggal ang best player nila… I don’t know.”
Hindi ba siya iniimbita ni Kris na mag-co-host sa Kris TV?
“Bawal,” pag-amin ni Derek.
“Well, I visited her, but as my respect to Channel 2, I didn’t go to the set. Nagtago pa nga ako, e.”
Pero tinawag pa rin siya ni Kris?
"That’s Kris, that’s Kris… that’s what we love about her."
Patuloy niya, “Channel 5 won’t gonna get mad at me.
“Channel 5, they allowed me to guest on the Ryzza Mae Show [sa GMA], and that’s what I love about Channel 5.
“I have to give respect where respect is due.
“I started in Eat Bulaga!, there’s no way they won’t allow me to where I started.”
STILL THE PRIORITY. Hanggang sa isang taon pa raw ang kontrata ni Derek sa TV5, pero kahit matapos na raw ito, “My priority is TV5. They took good care of me.
“Channel 2 took good care of me, but I have my reasons, which I didn’t let out to the public out of respect to Channel 2.”
May ideya ba siya kung bakit tila iba ang naging “impact” ng paglipat niya ng TV5 sa ABS-CBN?
Sabi ni Derek, “Alam mo, I think about that all the time.
“I didn’t have any talks with Channel 5 or entertain any talks with Channel 5 or Channel 7 until my contract was expired.
“I gave Channel 2 time to offer, hindi ako nag-demand.
“And sabi ko nga sa kanila, ’I wanna know what I’m worth with you, as your talent.’
“And they gave me what I thought I was worth, and I said, ‘Okay, I think it’s time for me to move on and open new doors.’”
Dagdag pa niya, “Four years and a half, wala akong trabaho sa Channel 2.
“I only had a two-year contract but I’ve been with them for six years, so I showed my loyalty.
“I never went to other network or did shows in other network. I stood by them.”