CELEBRITY WORLD PH
By Crispina M. Belen
Rayver Cruz renews contract with GMA
Kapuso actor, TV host and performer Rayver Cruz remains a loyal Kapuso as he signed an exclusive network contract with GMA Network and renewed his management contract with GMA Artist Center last September 9.
Present in the virtual signing ceremony were Senior Vice President for GMA Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, First Vice President For Drama Redgie A. Magno, First Vice President for Business Development Department III Darling de Jesus-Bodegon, Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angel Javier Cruz, Senior Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, GMA Artist Center Assistant Vice President and Head for Talent Imaging and Marketing Unit Simoun Ferrer, GMA Artist Center consultant Johnny Manahan, GMA Artist Center Senior Talent Manager Vic del Rosario, Senior Program Manager Redgynn Alba, and Rayver’s co-manager Albert Chua.
Delighted to continue his Kapuso journey, Rayver was emotional during this momentous event, saying “Hindi ako emotional na tao pero na-sapul ako dito! Nakakatuwa kasi ang tagal ko na rin sa industry, ang dami ko na ring naging kaibigan, mga napamahal na co-actors ko. Take ko na rin itong opportunity na ito para magpasalamat ng mabuti sa aking mga GMA bosses. Sobrang saya and blessed ang pakiramdam ko. Sunud-sunod ‘yung trabaho, sunud-sunod ‘yung projects na ipinagkakatiwala sa akin ng Kapuso Network. Simula ng bumalik ako sa kanila, tuluy-tuloy lang ‘yung projects na binibigay nila sa akin and super blessed ako na palaging may work sa kabila ng panahong nangyayari sa atin ngayon. I’m so happy!”
Moreover, he shared how valuable his years as a Kapuso have been. “Throughout the years as a Kapuso, perseverance talaga ang kailangan mo para mahalin ‘yung trabaho mo. Kailangan mo paghusayan at pagbutihin kasi at the end of the day, hard work always pays off.”
Currently, Rayver plays the role of Alex in the Afternoon Prime series “Nagbabagang Luha” and a mainstay performer of the weekend variety show “All-Out Sundays.” He is also gearing up for the fourth season of the all-original musical competition “The Clash.”
Rasonable attests to Rayver’s range as an artist: “Congratulations on your renewal with GMA Artist Center and GMA Network. It’s so heartwarming to see everybody here. Ang daming executives and program managers na nandito. It just goes to show how much we love you and how much we enjoy working with you. Heartwarming din and nostalgic kasi we used to see you as a little boy with Rodjun, bitbit ni Kuya Germs sa 7th floor. Nakakatuwa that you have come home and renewed and you remain loyal to GMA Network and to GMA Artist Center. We appreciate that and we stay committed to giving you the platforms and the programs that will further hone your craft. Marami ka pang pwedeng gawin. Excited kaming makita ‘yun. So congratulations and I wish you the best of luck in the years to come.”
Santiago-Lara expressed her delight in watching Rayver evolve to the star he is today. “We’re just so happy that Rayver is with us in GMA and I can say that we were able to unbox and unleash his talent to the world even more in the last few years that he’s been with us. We look forward to many more years of having him as a Kapuso and having him showcase his talent as an actor, as a performer, and as a host. He’s such a multitalented artist and we’re just so happy that Rayver Cruz is part of the GMA family.”
Finally, Mr. M commended GMA for showcasing the actor’s potential, adding “GMA was able to unleash your powers, Rayver, in singing, dancing, kulang na lang basketball! Congratulations, Rayver. Kuya Rayver sa paningin ng iba. We’re proud of you.”
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