Ogie Alcasid became emotional while addressing his former bosses during the signing of the contract between GMA Network and ABS-CBN.
On June 28, 2023, GMA brought ABS-CBN’s top noontime show, ‘It’s Showtime,’ to their new home, GTV Channel.
A long-time Kapuso artist, Ogie rebooked his flight to prioritize the signing between the two networks.
“I wanted to be here today for many reasons, one of which, gustong-gusto ko makita ang mga dati kong boss. Yung Ninong ko po, si Atty. Gozon, ang kumpare ko po, si Mr. Duavit, and mga boss ko. I wanted to see you again.” said Ogie.
“It’s refreshing to see you and it’s really nice to see you,” he added.
He was also proud of his ABS-CBN bosses, saying they’re not failing to find ways to help their talents.
Ogie also realized that the showbiz industry was indeed small.
“I’m sure narinig niyo na ‘yung kasabihang, ‘maliit lang naman ang industriya natin. Nagkikita-kita lang rin naman tayo.’ And today proves that,” he said.
“But I believe that more because talagang maliit ang mundo natin, sapagkat may mga taong malalaki ang mga puso tulad po ninyo, na nag-welcome sa amin.” he added.
Ogie stayed at GMA Network for 18 years to explore more opportunities.
His wife, Regine Velasquez, also left the same network because of the same reason.