Christian Bautista transfers to GMA, now a Kapuso

Christian Bautista has transferred to GMA-7. The singer-actor recently signed a three-year exclusive contract with the Kapuso network after years of being a Kapamilya.

Christian Bautista
Christian Bautista bids Kapamilya network goodbye
Yahoo! OMG! Philippines reports that “Eat Bulaga’s” strong connections with Indonesia, where he has a strong following, was the reason he decided to transfer.

“If we’re going to talk of one special thing I am going to do, it’s the Indonesian connection of Eat Bulaga. Mas makaka-lay ako ng ground work in Jakarta,” Christian said in an interview.

The new Kapuso artist will be part of the weekend variety show “Party Pilipinas” where he is expected to share the stage with friend Mark Bautista and ex-girlfriend Rachelle Ann Go, also former Kapamilya talents, the report said.

Christian shared that he amicably parted ways with ABS-CBN, which helped him establish his career.

“I formally said goodbye to my ASAP family and the executives. It’s very emotional for me because it’s been nine years. I have so much to be thankful for. We ended very well. We hugged and congratulated each other. We all came out as friends,” he reportedly said.