Asia’s Superstar Kathryn Bernardo remains a solid Kapamilya as she renewed her contract with ABS-CBN, her home network for 20 years in showbiz, on Friday (February 2).
During her grand contract signing hosted by Dimples Romana, a teary-eyed Kathryn expressed her gratitude and love for ABS-CBN.
“I remember in 2020, I made a promise, sinabi ko sa ABS-CBN na ‘di kita iiwan at nandito lang ako hanggang makabangon ka ulit. And today, here I am fulfilling that promise. Ang daming nangyari sa ABS-CBN but mahal ko, eh. Mahal ko sobra ‘yung kumpanya and together we will rise despite all the challenges. We’ll be stronger and even better,” she expressed.
Addressing the ABS-CBN executives, she remarked, “I trust you more than anybody when it comes to work. ABS-CBN is the perfect home for growth. Thank you for supporting my decisions and everything that I do.”
Carlo Katigbak, ABS-CBN president and CEO, gave his heartfelt message for Kathryn.
“You really are our superstar. You have an amazing talent on screen and it shows in the success in everything that you do but more than that, I have been witness to your most special trait – it’s the kindness and the grace that you showed to the people around you,” he said.
ABS-CBN COO for Broadcast Cory Vidanes also turned emotional as she praised Kathryn’s good character and work ethic.
“You have been an inspiring icon because you’ve proven to be an excellent actress. You have remained very humble and true all these years and that’s what makes you beautiful inside as much as it makes you beautiful on the outside,” she shared.
Meanwhile, Kathryn’s family, colleagues, industry mentors, supporters, brand partners, and closest friends shared their touching messages for the Kapamilya star as she marked another career milestone.
ABS-CBN executives who were present at the contract signing were chairman Mark Lopez, president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, COO for Broadcast Cory Vidanes, Star Magic head and Entertainment Production head Laurenti Dyogi, Films head Kriz Gazmen, and CFO Rick Tan Jr. Also present were Kathryn’s managers Lulu Romero and Alan Real and her mother, Min Bernardo.