John Lloyd Cruz signs partnership agreement with GMA Network

It’s official – very exciting times are ahead as John Lloyd Cruz makes his showbiz comeback through a special Kapuso series soon.

The multi-awarded actor, bankable leading man and top-caliber endorser is rightfully one of the biggest names in the industry. Aside from receiving multiple accolades from local and international-award giving bodies, he also has a stream of certified blockbuster movie hits to boot.

Earlier today, November 9, John Lloyd signed a partnership agreement with GMA Network for his highly-anticipated program.

“Maraming salamat sa pagbibigay ng tahanan sa aming munting pamilya at programa. Napakalaking bagay ‘ho na nakahanap kami ng tahanan sa GMA. Sa lahat ng mga nagpaabot ng pagbati… sana talaga lahat tayo ay mabigyan ng pagkakataon na magkatrabaho. Kung may time kayo sana madalaw ninyo kami sa aming programa. I-we-welcome namin kayo sa aming munting pamilya,” said John Lloyd.

GMA Network executives showed their full support and excitement to John Lloyd via Zoom, video messages and their presence at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel.

Present during the contract signing were GMA Network Films Inc. President and Programming Consultant to the Chairman and CEO Atty. Annette Gozon-Valdes, Senior Vice President for GMA Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, First Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari Abacan, First Vice President for Drama Productions Redgie A. Magno, First Vice President and Head of Regional TV and Synergy Oliver B. Amoroso, First Vice President and Head of International Operations Joseph T. Francia, First Vice President for Legal Affairs Atty. Lynn P. Delfin, First Vice President for Sales and Marketing Riza D. Garduque, Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angela Javier Cruz, Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, Senior Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, GMAAC Assistant Vice President and Head for Talent Imaging and Marketing Unit Simoun S. Ferrer, Assistant Vice President for Program Management Mitzi Garcia, and GMAAC consultant Johnny Manahan.

Wacky Solutions, Inc. Director and Line Producer Edgar “Bobot” Mortiz, CEO of Crown Artist Management, Inc. Rambo Nunez Ortega and COO of Crown Artist Management, Inc. Mikki Gonzalez were also present for the momentous occasion.

GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon expressed his delight over the partnership and hopes that the milestone deal paves way for more future projects, “John Lloyd is one of the most sought-after actors of his generation. That’s why I’m very happy he chose to partner with GMA for his TV comeback. I’m sure all our Kapuso viewers are excited to watch and support you as you begin a new season in your life. May we continue to work on more projects in the future.”

Executive Vice President and CFO Felipe S. Yalong, on the other hand, shared his excitement over the actor’s showbiz comeback on the Kapuso Network, “We’re very grateful that John Lloyd is making his much-awaited comeback through GMA. No doubt, this partnership will open more opportunities for us to collaborate in the years to come. I wish you all the best in your career and congratulations!”

Gozon-Valdes is equally pleased to have John Lloyd be part of such an amazing project, “I’m delighted that John Lloyd will be working with us and not just as the lead actor of his show, but also as part of the creative team. We are excited to see more of what he can bring to the table off-cam. These are indeed exciting times for us.”

Abacan also hopes to produce more shows with the talented actor, “We are happy on your TV comeback, John Lloyd. Finally, you’re now doing a show on GMA. We’re also very excited to have you as a Creative Consultant for this special project. I hope we can produce more shows with you.

Meanwhile, Direk Bobot promises to do his best for GMA, “Nais ko lang magpasalamat sa GMA management. Nagpapasalamat yung buong team namin na binigyan niyo kami ng opportunity na makagawa ng programa dito. We will do our best na makagawa ng isang magandang programa para sa GMA.”

Mr. Nunez, John Lloyd’s manager, expresses his excitement on the partnership, “The management is excited in many ways because this is a first between JLC, CAM and GMA. Just the idea of putting together a project that his fans have been waiting for is something that is really worth anticipating. We are looking forward to a fruitful relationship and help each other produce quality projects together.” 

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Sumalang sa maiinit na tanong ang “To Have & To Hold” stars na sina Rocco Nacino at Max Collins sa segment na “Sasagutin o Kakainin” ng “The Boobay and Tekla Show.”

Sa naturang programa, tinanong si Rocco kung sino sa mga naka-kissing scene niya ang pinakamasarap na humalik.

Kung hindi sasagutin ni Rocco ang tanong, kailangan niyang inumin ang mga nakahandang iba’t ibang inumin na kakaiba ang lasa.

Pero kung sasagutin ni Rocco, pipili siya sa mga co-host na “Mema Squad” kung sino ang iinom sa mga nakahandang inumin.

Kaya naman ganun na lang ang pabirong pagbubuyo ng mema squad kay Rocco na huwag sagutin ang tanong dahil baka managot siya sa kaniyang asawa na si Melissa Gohing.

Maging si Rocco, nagbiro na baka magalit sa kaniya si Mellisa at sa labas siya patulugin. 

Pero dahil trabaho ang pinag-uusapan, sinagot ng aktor ang tanong.

“Si Max Collins,” sabi ni Rocco.

Ipinaliwanag niya na mahusay ang pagganap ni Max sa naturang eksena nila sa “To Have & To Hold” dahil nais makabawi ng karakter ni Max sa asawa nito na sa serye na karakter ni Rocco.

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