Aiko Melendez leaves ABS-CBN after 9 years
After nine years, actress Aiko Melendez has left ABS-CBN for rival network GMA 7.
Melendez expressed her gratitude to ABS-CBN recently, which has been her home for almost a decade. It was where she honed her craft and truly grew as an actress, after all.
“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa [channel] 2 sa 9 years na [opportunity] na binigay nyo sa akin na makapag work dahil dito ako nag grow bilang isang actress at hindi ko mararating kung ano ako ngayon kundi dahil sa kanila,” said Melendez via Instagram on May 22.
(I would like to thank channel 2 for the nine years they gave me; this is where I grew as an actress and I would not be here today if it were not for them.)
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Nagpapasalamat po ako sa chan 2 sa 9 years na oppurtunity na binigay nyo sa akin na makapag work dahil dito ako nag grow bilang isang actress at hindi ko mararating kung ano ako ngayon kundi dahil sa kanila. Nagpapasalamat po ako sa mga Boss ko po sa ABS CBN dahil maayos naman po ang aming relasyon at nakapagpaalam ako ng maayos. Para sa akin po ang work ay napaka halaga bilang isang single mom. Kaya nagpapasalamat ako sa bagong blessing na binigay ng GMA 7 sa akin. Maliit ang mundo ng showbiz kaya alam ko sa puso ko na sa mga susunod na pagkakataon makakatrabaho uli ako sa ABS CBN! I will forever be grateful, No Goodbyes only but good words for ABS CBN :) For now ,as I embark another journey in my career, im looking forward to be playing a Big Part in this new afternoon soap of GMA 7 entitled PRIMA DONNAS. Salamat mga Kapamilya at Kapuso ❤️
Melendez said she left ABS-CBN with good relations with her bosses, but added what is important for her as a single mom is to have work. She, however, refused to say goodbye to ABS-CBN, saying the world of show biz is small for her not to work with them again.
“Kaya nagpapasalamat ako sa bagong blessing na binigay ng GMA 7 sa akin. Maliit ang mundo ng showbiz kaya alam ko sa puso ko na sa mga susunod na pagkakataon makakatrabaho uli ako sa ABS CBN!”
(I’m thankful for the new blessing GMA 7 has given me. The world of show biz is small, which is why I know in my heart that I would still be able to work for ABS-CBN in the future.)
Melendez is looking forward to her new role in GMA 7’s afternoon soap “Prima Donnas.” Melendez stars with actor Wendell Ramos on the show, which will be directed by veteran actress Gina Alajar. /ra
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