FINALLY, nagpaalam na si Kris Aquino sa ABS-CBN noong Linggo ng gabi na ipinost niya sa kanyang Instagram account.
Aniya, ”goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.”
Sa pamamagitan ng IG post ni Kris siya nagpasalamat at nagkuwento sa magandang nagawa at alaala niya sa ABS-CBN sa mahabang panahon.
“Part 1: I want to tell you our truth & I pray you’ll understand… 20 years ago, I went back to ABS CBN after a year w/ GMA (‘Star Talk’ & a Viva produced afternoon talk show).
“It started w/ ‘Today w/ Kris Aquino’ & ended w/ ‘Kris TV’. We had a memorable, excellent run.
“ABS saw me through my worst & my best. I had the chance to be part of career defining shows like ‘TWKA’, ‘The Buzz’, ‘Game KNB’, ‘Deal or No Deal’, ‘PGT’ etc & had iconic movies like ‘Feng Shui’ & ‘Sukob’.
“We were set to renew our contract February 2016, it was a generous, less demanding agreement but at that time there was a threat to my life we needed to take seriously, I had to regain my health, and I needed time for my family & me. We didn’t sign then, I went to Hawaii, came back to campaign, then left again.
“Our agreement was we’d talk when I got back. That is the risk of taking time for yourself- when you come back there’s no guarantee that a space will be held for you.
“We spoke in July but there was no definite show & no assured time frame of my return on air. I perfectly understood- as much as I wanted to believe I was a pillar of the network, everybody is dispensable.
“And I say that with no bitterness- just HONESTY. So to all of you saying please don’t leave- it wasn’t a choice that was just mine to make. I take my share of the responsibility. And I say that w/ so much gratitude in my heart.”
Dagdag pa, ”And suddenly you know it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings – Meister Eckhart”
“Part 2: Where am I now? Boy Abunda reached out to Mr. T- Tony Tuviera on my behalf.
“I had an excellent experience co-producing ‘My Little Bossings’ w/ MZET, OctoArts, & APT. Our plan was initially just a digital initiative- I know you miss my#foodtrips & my #cooking #recipes #roadtrips & #travel.
“But maybe my guardian angel in heaven (could it have been you, Mom?) was working overtime & what was an attempt at something new & experimental, evolved into a vision & a presentation that felt perfect for who I am now & for our TV collaboration.
“Mr. T actually remembered coming to our home in Times Street in 1986 to meet my Mom to produce a show for me when I was 15 years old. 30 years after- dumating na ang TAMANG PANAHON.
At ang huli ay may litratong nakasakay ang mag-iinang Kris, Josh, at Bimby sa eroplano para magbakasyon.
“Part 3: My sons & I leave today for a little over a week- advanced making up on my part because I have an exceptionally full work calendar until Christmas. They had so much of me for 4 months, so we’ll be adjusting.
“When we come back, the unit I’m renting from Tito Manolo & Tita Maritess Lopez in Rockwell will be ready (I believe that is proof enough that there is no bad blood between the owners of my former network & me.)
“This is the 1st & last I shall say about this chapter of my life. You deserved the true story & I gave you my truth, so that we may all move forward.
“So here’s a shout out of THANK YOU to the Kapamilya Network ABS-CBN for all that was, and here’s a shout out of THANK YOU to my new APT family for all that will be. And most of all my THANK YOU to all of you for allowing me to just be me.”
Bagamat maraming komentong nagsabing sana hindi umalis si Kris sa Kapamilya Network, lubos naman daw naintindihan ng netizens ang desisyon ng TV host.
At ang iba naman ay nag-wish ng goodluck kay Kris sa muli niyang pagbabalik saGMA-7.
FACT SHEET – Reggee Bonoan