Christian Bautista leaves ABS-CBN; moves to GMA network


Christian Bautista. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Singer-actor Christian Bautista on Wednesday has signed a three-year guaranteed contract with GMA network that would allow him to appear on the noontime game show “Eat Bulaga,” among other Kapuso programs.

The contract was formally signed at the GMA 7 offices in Quezon City on Wednesday afternoon, network corporate communications assistant vice president Angel Javier-Cruz confirmed.

Christian would soon be part of the Sunday noontime variety show “Party Pilipinas,” as well as of an upcoming drama series, according to a source inside Stages, the talent group that manages Christian.

The former ABS-CBN contract artist would also be seen weekly on “Eat Bulaga” as well as on the show’s counterpart in Indonesia on an “irregular” basis. His future exposure on “Eat Bulaga” played a “big factor” in the singer-actor’s decision to transfer to GMA network, the source said.

Christian will release an album under Universal Records in Indonesia in May.

The source also said Christian would miss his ABS-CBN family, adding that the singer-actor personally spoke with each members of “ASAP 18” to bid them goodbye. “He did everything properly,” the source stressed.

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  • Echuserang_Froglet

    gurl nakuh noh malalaos ka sa kapuso network. tignan mo naglipatan sa channel na yan lahat nasa kangkungan na.

  • bagombong

    lalo na yun mga galing sa GMA na pumunta sa ABS-CBN…nasa putikan na…nasaan si Angel Locsin na dati di magkandaugaga sa sa dami ng teleserye sa GMA…si Iza Calzado..marami pa…ano ang nangyari sa kanila…

    • julius maverick

      it is not about quantity but the quality the station has to offer. true that Angel has many projects when she was a kapuso but she definitely had grown as an actress while being a kapamilya. and besides, it’s the talents decision if he/she opted to join another network and its fault rest on him/her alone.

  • frank

    basta kapuso ako …

  • julius maverick

    Ms. Charo and her alipores made a wrong decision of letting him go. Maybe Christian was thinking he’s not getting any more younger and he has to explore other possibilities that’s why he and he’s manager decided to switch network. Shame on Ms. Charo for not giving him more roles and instead opted to take in talents from their rival station enticing them with more projects when their own talents had to wait when they will be given their opportunity. Ms. Charo, you should correct how the way you handle your home grown talents so that there will be no exodus of them leaving the station.

  • boybakal

    Pag laos na lipat naman sa kabila. Ganyan lang naman yan.
    Di naman gaanong sikat, walang gaanong talent, di pa maganda ang boses.

  • crisostomo_ibarra_the3rd

    Kapuso, Kapamilya, Kapatid. Pera pera lang yan. Kalokohan yang mas maganda ang maging kapuso kaysa kapamilya or kapatid. Ang paglipat sa network ay nananaig dahil sa perang nakalagay sa kontrata. It does not matter what network but what matters is the money.

    • Andrew San Jose

      AGREE 1000%!!!!!

  • TheTuth

    wrong move.. or let go by abs? there’s no quality show on gma bro

  • Jean Claude

    Simula na ng pagfade ng stardom ni Christian Bautista… wait, Da Who?

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