Actor-singer Piolo Pascual revealed he received an offer from a rival network to leave ABS-CBN.
In an interview with YES! Magazine for their July issue, he said that he was in talks with No. 3 network TV5, but he made sure to update Star Magic executives Johnny Manahan and Mariole Alberto every step of the way.
He did not disclose as to when these talks with TV5 happened.
“What’s nice about these people is that... kumbaga, yeah they would want me to stay, but they also want you to protect your welfare. They are the type of people na if you want to be released—and they don’t have contracts with any of us—if you want to be released they won’t hold you down. If you’re not happy with us, you can go,” he said of Star Magic.
Early last year, rumors spreading about Pascual will leave the Kapamilya network. The actor repeatedly denied the reports, saying he is happy with ABS-CBN.
The actor also belied rumors that he was demanding a whopping P1-billion talent fee from TV5. According to the rumors TV5 executives decided not to pursue the actor anymore because the asking price was too big for a three-year contract.
Actress Sharon Cuneta, however, reportedly signed a P1-billion contract with TV5, which is spread over five years.