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Angeline Quinto remains a Kapamilya

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WHILE other celebrities are busy transferring from one station to another, Angeline quinto will remain Kapamilya... forever.

In February, the Kapamilya singer-actress celebrated her 10th year in showbiz. She was discovered in February 2011 when she joined ABS-CBN's reality singing competition Star Power and came out the big winner.

ABS-CBN took her in, saw her potential in acting as well, and polished her act both as a singer and an actress. From her perch now as one of the country's top singing artists, Angeline said leaving ABS-CBN never occurred to her during the good times and unthinkable more so now that the network is limping to stay on its feet without a franchise.

"Siyempre naman, ano pa bang masasabi ko? Hanggang ngayon, magkakasama tayo na magkakapamilya. Nakakatuwa lang kasi napakarami kong katrabaho na parang naging pamilya ko, iyon talaga iyong sobrang pinagpapasalamat ko. Ang maganda kasi doon, ang talagang itini-treasure ko bilang kapamilya, kung paano rin ako tinanggap, e. Parang sumali lang naman ako ng contest, pero itinuring niyo akong kapamilya ninyo. Like iyong ilang mga bosses ng ABS-CBN, parang naging pangalawang magulang ko sila.”

Her attachment to the network goes back deep from her childhood when all she had as a family was her beloved adoptive mother, the late Sylvia Quinto AKA Mama Bob. She said, “Iyon iyong hindi ko naranasan noong bata ako, hindi ko naranasan paano magkaroon ng buong pamilya kaya siguro ako nilagay sa Kapamilya channel, di ba? Hahaha!"

And for that, she is grateful beyond measure, expressing, “Malaking bagay iyon sa akin kasi noong bata ako, ang lagi kong kinaiinggitan sa iba... ‘Buti pa siya, may nanay at tatay. Buti pa siya, kapag pupunta ng school...’ Di ba, merong family day? Hindi ko naranasan na mayroong nanay at tatay, si Mama Bob lang talaga.”

Looking back, she continued, “At napakaraming singing contest ang nasalihan ko simula pagkabata ko pero sa kapamilya lang ako talaga naging winner. Sa kanila ko naranasan ang maging champion. So napakalaking utang na loob ko noon. Lalo na ang mama ko, siguradong iyon ang sasabihin niya.”

According to Angeline, some people have broached to her the idea of transferring networks.

She related, “Kaya ngayon na solid Kapamilya pa rin ako, e, talagang ako naman iyong nag-decide nito. Walang pumilit sa akin na dapat nandito pa rin ako. Ako iyong may gusto noon, buong-buo. Sabi ko nga sa kanila, may pagkakataon naman na may nagtanong sa akin kung bakit hindi ako lumipat sa ibang network. Ang tanging sagot ko lang sa kanila, patuloy naman akong binibigyan ng trabaho sa ABS-CBN, sa Kapamilya Channel.”

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