Confirmed: Ogie Alcasid Goes Kapatid, GMA 7 Publishes Official StatementIt’s confirmed: after 18 years of being a Kapuso star, Ogie Alcasid is now a Kapatid.
The actor and singer has transferred networks he revealed and GMA Network published a statement about the transfer today.
According to Alcasid in an interview on Tuesday at the press conference for his “Ogie Alcasid... I Write The Songs: The 25th Anniversary Concert,” it was like saying goodbye to his father when he talked to GMA Network Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe Gozon.
Alcasid said, however, that Gozon said he appreciated that he formally said goodbye to the GMA boss.
“Hindi problema sa akin ‘yan at na-appreciate ko na nagpaalam ka nang maayos. Nandito lang kami,” Gozon said, according to Alcasid.
Furthermore, a report from GMA News said that Alcasid already notified his bosses of his imminent transfer as early as June 30 so they were not exactly caught off guard by the actor’s move.
Meanwhile, GMA published the following statement today about the latest development. The network wishes Alcasid “all the best” and thanked him for being part of GMA’s journey.
“As Ogie Alcasid moves on to explore new grounds, GMA Network, his home for almost two decades, wishes him all the best. We thank him for being a part of the Network's success all these years.
His achievements as a singer, songwriter, comedian, host and actor make Ogie the icon that he is now. And the Kapuso Network is proud to have been with him throughout this journey.”
Alcasid has said in the past that he is praying for guidance about his decision. He also said that he will go where he feels he will be the most helpful.
Alcasid’s contract with GMA expired on June 30. The actor has continually denied that if he moves to TV5, his wife Regine Velasquez will also transfer from GMA 7.