RESPECTED television and movie actress Ms. Helen Gamboa is now a Kapuso as she inked a contract Wednesday at the GMA Network Center.
Also present in the contract signing were Shirley Kuan (Helen's manager), GMA Entertainment TV's OIC Lilybeth G. Rasonable, GMA chair and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, and GMA vice president for drama Redgie Acuña-Magno.
Gamboa, one of the country's most respected television actresses, is part of the upcoming primetime drama, Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas.
She said she is very honored to be part of the Kapuso family and is looking forward working on her first project in GMA.
"Honestly, I am deeply honored to be joining Channel 7. I am so excited about this wonderful project that they have for me. I am sure I'm going to have a very good working relationship with all of you especially with the production team. I'm really looking forward to beautiful days of tapings," she said.
Gamboa said her role in Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas is a very good acting piece where she will play a villainess role.
"Every project that I do, every role that I portray, I really feel challenged at pinagbubuti ko to the best of my ability. Siguro it will inspire me more na as I go on, pagbubutihin ko pa lalo yung pagganap sa character na ipo-portray ko. When you are an actress and talagang dedicated ka sa craft mo, you will do everything to give a good performance," she said.
During the contract signing, Atty. Gozon said that Helen is a welcome addition to GMA's roster of artists.
"Tayo ay both honored and very happy that Helen Gamboa is joining us. She is not only a good singer but also a very good actress. Sabi ko nga kanina, parang yung itsura niya ay hindi nagbabago," he said.
Rasonable, on the other hand, said they are very happy that Gamboa accepted the role in Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas.
"We are very happy na tinanggap niya yung offer namin na ito. We are looking forward kasi we know she is such an excellent actress. Ang laki ng maibibigay niya sa soap na ginagawa namin. Sana masiyahan siya sa kaniyang pagtatrabaho dito sa GMA as we are happy to have her," she said.
Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas is the first soap directorial job of Ms. Laurice Guillen. It will be top billed by Kapuso Primera Aktresa Lovi Poe, Rocco Nacino, Solenn Heussaff, Charie Pineda, Gary Estrada, and Mr. Cesar Montano, among others. It will air on GMA 7 soon.