Kris Aquino bids goodbye to ABS-CBN, joins APT Entertainment

by Nerisa Almo
Sep 12, 2016
"As much as I wanted to believe I was a pillar of the network, everybody is dispensable," says Kris Aquino about leaving ABS-CBN, which had been her home network for 20 years.

Matapos ang ilang linggong pananahimik, nagsalita na sa unang pagkakataon si Kris Aquino tungkol sa pag-alis niya sa bakuran ng ABS-CBN.

Sa kanyang three-part Instagram post nitong madaling-araw ng Lunes, September 12, inilahad ng Queen of All Media ang pangyayari kung bakit hindi na siya mananatili sa Kapamilya network, na naging tahanan niya sa showbiz sa loob ng 20 taon.

Sa unang post, ikinuwento ni Kris kung ano ang nangyari matapos ang bakasyon niya sa Hawaii, na halos kasunod ng pamamaalam ng kanyang programa na Kris TV.

Read: Kris Aquino to leave ABS-CBN after 20 years

“We were set to renew our contract February 2016, it was a generous, less demanding agreement but at that time there was a threat to my life we needed to take seriously, I had to regain my health, and I needed time for my family & me.

Read: Kris Aquino decides to take a hiatus from showbiz for health reasons

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“We didn't sign then, I went to Hawaii, came back to campaign, then left again.

“Our agreement was we'd talk when I got back.

“That is the risk of taking time for yourself- when you come back there's no guarantee that a space will be held for you.

“We spoke in July but there was no definite show & no assured time frame of my return on air.

“I perfectly understood- as much as I wanted to believe I was a pillar of the network, everybody is dispensable.

“And I say that with no bitterness- just HONESTY.

“So to all of you saying please don't leave- it wasn't a choice that was just mine to make. I take my share of the responsibility.

“And I say that w/ so much gratitude in my heart.”

Part 1: I want to tell you our truth & I pray you'll understand... 20 years ago, I went back to ABS CBN after a year w/ GMA (Star Talk & a Viva produced afternoon talk show). It started w/ Today w/ Kris Aquino & ended w/ Kris Tv. We had a memorable, excellent run. ABS saw me through my worst & my best. I had the chance to be part of career defining shows like TWKA, The Buzz, Game KNB, Deal or No Deal, PGT etc & had iconic movies like Feng Shui & Sukob. We were set to renew our contract February 2016, it was a generous, less demanding agreement but at that time there was a threat to my life we needed to take seriously, I had to regain my health, and I needed time for my family & me. We didn't sign then, I went to Hawaii, came back to campaign, then left again. Our agreement was we'd talk when I got back. That is the risk of taking time for yourself- when you come back there's no guarantee that a space will be held for you. We spoke in July but there was no definite show & no assured time frame of my return on air. I perfectly understood- as much as I wanted to believe I was a pillar of the network, everybody is dispensable. And I say that with no bitterness- just HONESTY. So to all of you saying please don't leave- it wasn't a choice that was just mine to make. I take my share of the responsibility. And I say that w/ so much gratitude in my heart. ??

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REACHING OUT TO APT. Hindi man binanggit ni Kris kung saang network siya lilipat, inanunsiyo niyang magiging bahagi na siya ng APT Entertainment.

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Ang APT Entertainment ang production house na pag-aari ni Mr. Tony Tuviera, producer ng Eat Bulaga! at Calle Siete at co-producer ng Sunday Pinasaya.

Ang mga nabanggit na programa ay pawang napapanood sa GMA Network, kaya hindi na kailangan pang sabihing sa Kapuso network na mapapanood si Kris sa kanyang pagbabalik sa telebisyon.

Sa kanyang ikalawang Instagram post, inilahad ni Kris kung paano nagsimula ang pakikipag-ugnayan niya kay Mr. Tuviera at sa APT Entertainment.

Ayon kay Kris, ang business manager niyang si Boy Abunda ang unang nakipag-usap kay Mr. T. Ito ay tungkol sa planong magkaroon ng mga programa sa digital platform.

Sabi ng 45-year-old TV host-actress, “I know you miss my #foodtrips & my #cooking #recipes #roadtrips & #travel...

“But maybe my guardian angel in heaven (could it have been you, Mom?) was working overtime & what was an attempt at something new & experimental, evolved into a vision & a presentation that felt perfect for who I am now & for our TV collaboration.”

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Ang mga nabanggit niyang hashtags ay karaniwang tema ng kanyang dating programang Kris TV.

Dagdag ni Kris, “dumating na ang tamang panahon” para sa sinasabi niyang balak noon ni Mr. Tuviera na mag-produce ng show para sa kanya.

“Mr. T actually remembered coming to our home in Times Street in 1986 to meet my Mom to produce a show for me when I was 15 years old. 30 years after- dumating na ang TAMANG PANAHON.”

Tila ito ang programang tinutukoy ni Kris sa kanyang naunang post kahapon, kung saan sinabi niyang magsisimula na siyang mag-taping para sa kanyang bagong programa sa September 22.

Read: Kris Aquino begins taping for her new show on September 22

Part 2: Where am I now? Boy Abunda reached out to Mr. T- Tony Tuviera on my behalf. I had an excellent experience coproducing My Little Bossings w/ MZET, OctoArts, & APT. Our plan was initially just a digital initiative- I know you miss my #foodtrips & my #cooking #recipes #roadtrips & #travel... But maybe my guardian angel in heaven (could it have been you, Mom?) was working overtime & what was an attempt at something new & experimental, evolved into a vision & a presentation that felt perfect for who I am now & for our TV collaboration. Mr. T actually remembered coming to our home in Times Street in 1986 to meet my Mom to produce a show for me when I was 15 years old. 30 years after- dumating na ang TAMANG PANAHON. ??

A photo posted by ???????? Kris Aquino (@kriscaquino) on

THANK YOU TO ABS-CBN.” Ang huling bahagi ng kanyang three-part post ay tila pormal na pamamaalam sa kanyang naging home network ng dalawang dekada, ang ABS-CBN.

Sabi ni Kris, “This is the 1st & last I shall say about this chapter of my life.

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“You deserved the true story & I gave you my truth, so that we may all move forward...

“So here's a shoutout of THANK YOU to the Kapamilya Network ABS-CBN for all that was, and here's a shoutout of THANK YOU to my new APT family for all that will be.

“And most of all my THANK YOU to all of you for allowing me to just be me.”

Part 3: My sons & I leave today for a little over a week- advanced making up on my part because I have an exceptionally full work calendar until Christmas. They had so much of me for 4 months- so we'll be adjusting... When we come back, the unit I'm renting from Tito Manolo & Tita Maritess Lopez in Rockwell will be ready (I believe that is proof enough that there is no bad blood between the owners of my former network & me.) This is the 1st & last I shall say about this chapter of my life. You deserved the true story & I gave you my truth, so that we may all move forward... So here's a shoutout of THANK YOU to the Kapamilya Network ABS-CBN for all that was, and here's a shoutout of THANK YOU to my new APT family for all that will be. And most of all my THANK YOU to all of you for allowing me to just be me. ??

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