Kris Aquino Gets Tempting Offer To Be TV5 PresidentKris Aquino may soon fulfill her dream to be a president. But she would not likely be the president of the country soon. According to well-placed sources, the Queen of All Media has received an offer from no less than TV5 Chairman and CEO Manny V. Pangilinan (MVP) to be the next president of the struggling TV network.
The report was first disclosed a few days ago in a major local broadsheet. Some observers dismissed it as hearsay or another speculation. But some analysts believe that there could be truth to it. Several insiders from TV5 have confirmed that there is actually such on offer for Kris.
When asked for a brief comment about the speculation, Kris simply said that no decision has been made yet. That is a clear confirmation from Kris herself that indeed, she received such a tempting offer from TV5. Of course, it follows that the offer comes with a hefty financial package, something that she could hardly refuse.
Kris’ possible transfer to TV5 is quite imminent. That is because some people find it quite odd that the popular celebrity has not yet renewed her contract with ABS-CBN. She currently has a show on the network, ‘Kris TV,’ which according to sources is the best reason why she has been staying with Kapamilya for years now.
According to reports, ABS-CBN has been requesting Kris not to abandon the show especially because all 55 staff of it may not have anywhere to go if the show is cancelled. The show is presently enjoying a monopoly on its morning timeslot as it is being flooded with commercials and is not rivaled by any other local show.
But could it be possible for Kris to offer her staff to join her when she transfers to TV5? That may be possible. But some sources negate that ABS-CBN would not easily let Kris go. The network apparently treats her as among its most prized talents.
But what happens to the people who are currently in TV5? There is no word yet about the fate of current TV5 president Noel Lorenzana, who was transferred from another MVP company just to head the struggling network. Current TV5 employees must also feel nervous because the hefty package deal for Kris may mean that budget allocated to current employees would be trimmed further.
It would also be ironic that Kris would get to be the next boss of some of her staunchest enemies. For one, would Sharon Cuneta be ready to call her estranged former co-worker her boss? Second, how would Cristy Fermin treat her new boss, whom she has always been criticizing in her cheaply written columns?
If Kris decides to switch networks and head TV5, it would surely shake up the local broadcasting business. Kris has the reputation of being a darling of the industry. How many of her friends from both ABS-CBN and GMA-7 would be willing to join her to make TV5 the force to beat?