Derek Ramsay is transferring to TV5.
This is what Bong Osorio, head of ABS-CBN Corporate Communications, said in a statement sent to Yahoo! Philippines OMG and other media outlets.
The statement reads, “Derek Ramsay has decided to transfer to TV5. For months, ABS-CBN has exerted efforts to make him stay as a Kapamilya. TV5, however, offered him an amount that was difficult for him to refuse. We thank Derek for the many years he has been with ABS-CBN.”
In an interview with the members of the media during the press conference of his Star Cinema movie “Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang,” Derek confirmed that his contract with ABS-CBN expired last February and he’s waiting for an offer from the Kapamilya network.
“Yung gusto ko, sariling kusa. So I want it to come from them. Ang trato ko sa ABS is pamilya, so manggaling na lang sa kanila kung ano ang gusto nilang ibigay,” he explained.
A few weeks after, in an exclusive interview with Yahoo! Philippines OMG! last March 14, Derek said he’s not looking for a “certain number” from the offer. Instead, he wants “to see how the efforts I’ve done are appreciated” and that he wants to do projects that “I’m passionate about.” The actor also confirmed that he already received an offer from ABS-CBN at that time.
Derek is rumored to host the Philippine edition of “The Amazing Race” on TV5.
Editor's note: Yahoo! Philippines OMG! is still trying to get TV5's official statement.
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