How Heavy Rains Made Dingdong Dantes Decide To Renew Kapuso ContractBelieve it or not, Dingdong Dantes’ recent decision to ink a new 5-year exclusive contract with GMA-7 had something to do with heavy rains. This is an interesting story that he readily shared after that important occasion in his life. The Kapuso actor exudes an aura of happiness and contentment after the signing.
How did it happen? Dingdong’s previous contract with the network ended last August. It can be recalled that his contract ended almost at the same time with the contract of girlfriend Marian Rivera. But Marian renewed her contract last month.
August 2 is Dingdong’s birthday. And for many years now, he has observed that it always rains during his birthday. But this year, he noticed that it hadn’t rained from morning until night. He was at a vacation the whole day with his family at the Balesin Resort in the province of Quezon.
The sign from above
Apparently, with that very hot and sunny day, he asked God for a sign if he would renew his contract or not. According to Dingdong, he asked God to make it rain that day if he would do better signing the new contract. At first, he thought he knew the answer because nobody would think that day that it would rain. And until 11 p.m. it seemed that it would not rain.
But something happened at 11:55 p.m. It rained torrentially in their area. Interestingly, the rain only poured for just several minutes as it lasted a little past 12:00 that midnight. Before the end of his birthday, the sign he was asking from God was delivered.
Dingdong recalled that he felt odd that moment. He felt as if there was something divine going through his spine. That instant, he knew what to do. He decided to renew his contract with the network that gave him his career since when he was a teenager. He felt happy about the sign.
Offers from other networks
Dingdong recalled that when his previous contract expired, he received offers from other networks. Many people were also advising him to try his luck with other stations. There were persistent rumors that he was really considering signing up with ABS-CBN especially when he seemed comfortable working with Star Cinema, the film outfit of Kapamilya network.
But the versatile actor thought he was at the crossroads of his career. He disclosed that in the previous months, there were a lot of options that came his way. He also considered the opinion of his manager and family, including his girlfriend Marian.
The best choice
And surely, Dingdong made the right choice. He is now hailed as the Kapuso Primetime King, opposite his real-life love Marian, who has been the Kapuso Primetime Queen for many years now. He has an upcoming huge TV series, ‘Genesis,’ which would bring him back to primetime with leading lady Rhian Ramos.
When asked how excited he was, Dingdong said he was both jittery and happy when he signed the new contract. In fact, he wore his favorite necktie, which he bought at Tom Ford on his last visit to Las Vegas, Nevada in the US.