IT’S official! Award-winning actress Bea Alonzo embarks on a new chapter in her career, as she inked a contract with GMA Network Thursday, July 1.
Bea was welcomed in full force by GMA executives via Zoom, video messages and their presence at the Garden Ballroom of Edsa Shangri-La Hotel.
GMA President and COO Gilberto Duavit Jr., Executive Vice President and CFO Felipe S. Yalong, GMA Films Inc. President and Programming Consultant to the Chairman and CEO Atty. Annette Gozon-Valdes, Senior Vice President for GMA Entertainment Group Lilybeth Rasonable, Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategic Planning and Business Development, Concurrent Chief Risk Officer, and head of Program Support Regie Bautista, First Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari Abacan, First Vice President and Head of International Operations Joseph Francia, First Vice President and Head of Regional TV and Synergy Oliver Amoroso, First Vice President for Drama Productions Redgie Magno, First Vice President for Business Development Department III Darling De Jesus-Bodegon, 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, and Senior Program Manager Charles Koo all welcomed Bea warmly as part of the Kapuso family.
Bea's manager, Shirley Kuan, was also present via Zoom for the momentous occasion.
Bea thanks GMA for the warm welcome and hopes to cater to the Filipino audience's desire for entertainment like no other, especially in a trying time like this.
"Thank you for putting in the hard work to be able to create this beautiful event for me as a welcome. Thank you for making me feel special today. As you all know, this is one of the biggest decisions I've ever had to make in my life. And if there is anything that I have learned during the pandemic, it is that life is short and that we only live once. And we have to seize every moment, we have to seize opportunities and we have to be able to embrace change. Ngayon pa lang, nagpapasalamat na po ako sa aking GMA bosses for opening new doors for me. I am beyond excited that today I can finally say I am officially a Kapuso. To new beginnings," Bea said.
GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe Gozon expressed his delight in welcoming the newest Kapuso, "Welcome to GMA, Bea. We are pleased that you are now a Kapuso and because you are undoubtedly one of the best actresses of your generation, I am sure that there will be plenty of opportunities for you here in GMA. Your many fans will be thrilled to see the projects that we have lined-up for you."
Duavit, meanwhile, assured Bea and her fans that there are exciting times ahead for her career under GMA, "We are all very pleased, very happy, that you are now a Kapuso. At tulad ng nabanggit mo kanina na ito ay isang mahalagang desisyon sa buhay mo, kaming lahat ay nagpapasalamat sa'yo sa tiwalang ibinigay mo sa amin. Makakaasa ka, Bea, na kaming lahat dito sa GMA at ang mga tagahanga mo ay nagkakaisa at sinisiguro namin na itong mga darating na taon na magiging magkasama tayo ay magiging fulfilling at magiging masaya para sa'yo."
Yalong conveyed his excitement for Bea's upcoming projects, "I'm sure your fans are excited for your new programs in GMA. There's a lot in store for you here and we hope that you are also excited to be part of our family. Welcome, Kapuso!"
Gozon-Valdes, for her part, is thrilled to witness Bea in her upcoming projects with the Network. "Bea is one of the best actresses of her generation. We already know what she can offer in drama, romance, and even in comedy. So we're very excited for her new and upcoming projects with GMA. I'm sure her fans are very happy and very excited as well. Welcome to GMA, Bea."
Rasonable, in turn, said that everyone from the Network is equally ecstatic to have Bea on board. "Everyone in this room, including myself, feels so great to call you a Kapuso. Welcome Kapusong Bea! We are so excited to meet with you, discuss your projects with you, and do a lot of great work together. So we hope you will enjoy the ride here in GMA."
Bea is set to headline the Philippine adaptation of the hit Korean film “A Moment to Remember” with Asia's Multimedia Star Alden Richards. Aside from this, she will star in an upcoming primetime series on GMA. (PR)