Aljur Abrenica wants to end contract with GMA-7

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Thursday, July 24, 2014


ACTOR Aljur Abrenica wants to be released from his contract with GMA-7.

Accompanied by his lawyer, Ferdinand Topacio, Abrenica went to the Quezon City hall of justice Thursday afternoon to file a Judicial Confirmation of Rescission of Contract against GMA Network Inc.

Aljur Abrenica
Aljur Abrenica

Abrenica's contract with the tv network is valid until 2017.

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The actor said he was prompted to file the said petition after the demands of his contract were not met.

"Sa totoo lang, ayoko umabot sa ganito. Ako po yung huling tao na malagay sa ganitong kalagayan. Pero andito ako ngayon dahil hindi po hindi ako nabigyan ng pagpapahalaga at respeto sa career ko na gusto mangyari," he said.

"Bilang seryosong actor at musikero, marami pa akong gustong gawin. Lahat naman tayo ang gusto natin mapabuti tayo. Marami pa tayong gustong marating," he added.

Topacio said his client exerted all efforts -- had talks with GMA executives and sent formal letter to air his concerns -- but his demands have been ignored.

"Andito kami para lang hilingin sa korte na sabihin sa GMA Network Inc. na payagan na siya i-release sa contract. Hindi po kami nakikipag-away. Gusto lang namin hingin ang pamamagitan ng hukuman kasi hindi sila magkasundo. We are not closing the door for a fruitful discussing with the GMA Network Inc," the lawyer said.

Abrenica said seeking court remedy is not an easy decision. "Pinag-isipan ko po ng mabuti. Napakahirap lalo na yung mag posibleng mangyari, pero para sa akin worth it po, worth it po 'yung gagawin ko ngayon," he said.

The actor expressed hope that the matter will be resolved amicably.

"Sa kabila ng lahat, ang dasal ko lang na sana may matutunan ang magkabilang panig. At pagkatapos nito, magkaroon parin ng magandang relasyon dahil hindi ko makakalimutan yung pinagsamahan," he said.

"Nagpapasalamat po ako sa GMA sa oportunidad at tiwala na ibinigay nila sa ilang taon ko na sa industriya. Hinding hindi ko makakalimutan yun," he added.

Meanwhile, Abrenica denied a supposed offer by a rival network.

In a statement, GMA Network said the company has not yet received a copy of the complaint filed by Abrenica.

"A statement will be issued when we have received and reviewed the contents of the complaint," the network said. (Sunnex)

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