Ilang buwan na lamang ang nalalabi sa three-year exclusive contract ni Derek Ramsay sa TV5.
Dahil dito, sabi ng Kapatid actor, “I've been thinking about this, and I said that I've been doing a lot of thinking whether I continue showbiz or enter that chapter in my life.”
Nakapanayam ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at iba pang miyembro ng entertainment media si Derek sa sponsored dinner ng TV5 sa katatapos lamang na Ad Summit Pilipinas sa Subic.
Dito, sinabi ng aktor na iniisip niyang huminto muna sa showbiz para mas mapag-ukulan ng pansin ang kanyang mga magulang.
“Kasi, you know, if I do three years and I'm bound by that contract, I have to give my best with all the responsibilities that I have to this network,” ani Derek.
“For me, I don't know why, I have this feeling that I should have time for my family.
“I don't wanna sit one day and say I wish I had more time with them.
“God forbid, if something happens to my parents or anyone in my family, 'di ba, parang sasabihin ko na sana I spent more time with them.
“They're both over 70. I'm not saying that they are not healthy. They are healthy but alam mo naman ang buhay, 'di ba?
“Parang I've sacrificed so much time in the past eight years away from them.
“Maybe it's time for me to do something for my family. I haven't decided. It's just thoughts entering my head.”
WISHES COMPLETED. Sa halos tatlong taong pamamalagi ni Derek sa TV5, wala naman daw siyang masamang masasabi tungkol sa network.
Sa katunayan, sabi niya, “TV5 has been amazing.”
Para kay Derek, naging maalaga ang TV5 sa kanyang career.
Sabi niya, “They really look in to who I am. That's why I make them move.
“They know what I am passionate about, they know my love for sports and traveling.
“They gave me roles and projects that deal with that.
“The first project given to me was the Olympics in my hometown.
“After that, they made me a superhero [Kidlat] and they me do the Amazing Race.”
Kaya naman, wala na raw mahihiling pa ang aktor kung proyekto ang pag-uusapan.
Sa ngayon, nais na lamang daw ni Derek na matutunan pa lalo ang ang network.
“My wish is to help TV5 reach the levels of Channels 2 and 7.
“You know, I don't wanna just sit here and be paid."
“At the end of the day, when I'm old and wrinkled, I wanna say that I helped this network grow,” deklara niya.
RENEWING TV5 CONTRACT? Sa ngayon, kung sakaling mapagdesisyunan niyang ipagpatuloy ang kanyang showbiz career, sigurado naman daw siyang mananatili sa Kapatid network.
“If I'm gonna sign, most definitely it will be with TV5. May six months pa naman,” sabi ni Derek tungkol sa kontrata niya na magtatapos sa first quarter ng 2015.
Nabanggit din niya sa huli, “[TV5] gave me a pat that they want to re-sign. I think nakikita rin naman nila yung efforts na binigay ko.”