Tom Rodriguez signs up with GMA NetworkBy Frances Mangosing
MANILA, Philippines–Tom Rodriguez, one of GMA7′s rising stars after playing a closeted homosexual in the trending gay-themed primetime series ‘‘My Husband’s Lover, signed an exclusive contract on Thursday with the GMA Network Center and is now an official part of Kapuso Network.
“It’s really flattering that the whole GMA network is putting their trust on someone like me. Ang sarap ng feeling that they have gambled on putting me in My Husband’s Lover as a newcomer. First primetime show ko ito and sinali nila ako sa ganitong klaseng program (It feels great that they have gambled in putting me in My Husband’s Lover as a newcomer. This is my first primetime show and they cast me in this kind of show) ,” he said in a statement.
The contract signing was held at the 16th floor Boardroom of GMA Network, and was attended by GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, GMA President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., GMA Entertainment TV’s OIC Lilybeth G. Rasonable, GMA Vice President for Entertainment TV Marivin T. Arayata, GMA Vice President for Drama Redgie Acuña-Magno, and My Husband’s Lover Program Manager Helen Rose Sese, Popoy Caritativo (Tom’s manager).
Duavit said that GMA is already grooming Rodriguez for new projects after My Husband’s Lover. The network is also working on a “big project” for the fans of said primetime show next month.
“Looking at the clear talent and versatility of Tom, sa kasalukuyan ang ating Drama group are already looking at additional programs for Tom after My Husband’s Lover. Locally there is one we are planning to do within the month of October. So, Tom will be very, very busy. Bahagi ito ng pasasalamat sa ating mga Kapusong manonood na patuloy ang pagtangkilik sa programa. At masasabi na rin na isa itong pagkakataon na magsama-sama ang cast na mag-alay na isang palatuntunan para sa ating mga Kapuso,” he said.
More challenging roles will be handed to Rodriguez, said Rasonable, and the network will “create more memorable characters” for him. With Bayani San Diego
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