Says of Kapamilya Kris Aquino: ‘She is a former friend’
“I have returned,” Comedy Queen AiAi delas Alas declared as soon as she inked a two-year contract with GMA Network on Thursday morning.
One of Philippine showbiz’ biggest stars, AiAi, who has long been identified with ABS-CBN reminded guests at the official signing that she actually began her TV career with GMA.
“Nandito na po ulit ako sa aking dating tahanan,” she added emotionally. “Parang buhay ko rin itong nangyayari sa aking career ngayon. Sa probinsya kinuha ako ng auntie ko na nagpaaral sa akin. Nung lumaon, nakabalik din ako sa nanay ko, kaya lang ang kaibahan, may Alzheimer’s na siya nun. Pero ang GMA hindi ako nakalimutan.”
AiAi related this in response to the very warm welcome she received from the network’s top executives, led by GMA’s president and CEO Atty. Felipe Gozon, who even said that the comedienne had always been one of her favorites.
Set to begin her first taping day Friday for a teleserye titled, Let the Love Begin, AiAi excitedly revealed that she also has a morning show, a Sunday program, and projects with child star Ryzza Mae and top comedian Vic Sotto already in the works.
As she lined up a busy season ahead, the actress was unable to avoid answering questions regarding her decision to leave a 14-year-old run with ABS-CBN, which in the last two years had noticeably failed to give her much exposure.
“Ang last ko po sa kanila Dyesebel . . . Siguro marami lang silang nakalaang projects sa ibang artista.”
Asked if her rift with Kris Aquino figured in her decision to leave ABS-CBN, AiAi quickly replied, “Diba nagkabati na kami sa kasal [ni Marian Rivera]? She is a former friend and a former roommate [in the other network]. Ngayon mag-kapitbahay nalang kami. At nandito ako ulit sa GMA ngayon kasi gusto ko puro happy at positive lang ang buhay.”
More on AiAi’s big move this weekend in The Sunday Times Magazine.