Kris Aquino Leaves ABS-CBN After 20 Years, Joins TAPE Producer of Eat Bulaga

TV host-actress Kris Aquino confirmed that she is leaving Kapamilya Network “ABS-CBN” in a series of Instagram post early Monday, September 12, 2016.

After months of speculations, Aquino revealed that she is now working with Tony Tuviera of TAPE and APT entertainment, producer of the TV show “Eat Bulaga.”


“We were set to renew our contract February 2016, it was a generous, less demanding agreement but at that time there was a threat to my life we needed to take seriously, I had to regain my health, and I needed time for my family (and) me,” wrote Aquino.

“We didn’t sign then, I went to Hawaii, came back to campaign, then left again. Our agreement was we’d talk when I got back. That is the risk of taking time for yourself- when you come back there’s no guarantee that a space will be held for you. We spoke in July but there was no definite show (and) no assured time frame of my return on air. I perfectly understood- as much as I wanted to believe I was a pillar of the network, everybody is dispensable. And I say that with no bitterness- just HONESTY,” she continued.

“So to all of you saying please don’t leave- it wasn’t a choice that was just mine to make. I take my share of the responsibility. And I say that w/ so much gratitude in my heart.”

In the end, Kris expressed her gratitude to ABS-CBN, her home for 20 years.

“So here’s a shout out of THANK YOU to the Kapamilya Network ABS-CBN for all that was, and here’s a shoutout of THANK YOU to my new APT family for all that will be. And most of all my THANK YOU to all of you for allowing me to just be me,” she ended.

Without confirming that she is joining ABS-CBN’s rival network GMA-7, it is very obvious that she’s joining the same team that is managing the careers of Marian Rivera and Maine Mendoza.

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