Regine Velasquez: In half of my career with GMA, I didn’t have a contract

/ 11:18 AM November 17, 2018

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Since she is now a certified Kapamilya, Regine Velasquez made a revelation during her 20-year stay with her previous network, GMA.

“Not a lot of people know that my 20 years (staying at) GMA, kalahati [noon], wala akong kontrata (half of it, I didn’t have a contract),” the Asia’s Songbird revealed in a “Tonight With Boy Abunda” interview aired Friday night.


Velasquez made the revelation after Boy Abunda asked her what comment she got after her much-talked-about transfer to ABS-CBN was the most hurtful. She answered: “walang utang na loob (being ungrateful).”

Even though she was called ungrateful despite being with GMA for that period, Velasquez said she stayed with the network  “[b]ecause I wanted to be with them (GMA).”


While Abunda thought she felt insecure about it, he lauded her for striving hard with her talent and with “passion and a lot of  love.”

Velasquez, now in tears because of Abunda’s kind words, said: “Pero (But) looking back, it was not easy. Gapang talaga (I worked hard)!”

For now she is most happy. “It’s weird because I haven’t felt so excited about my career in a long time,” she said. “It’s like having a second wind.”

A clip of her interview with Abunda can be viewed below.  Katrina Hallare /ra


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