GMA official statement on Aljur Abrenica complaint

GMA has released an official statement on the petition filed by actor Aljur Abrenica who wanted to end his contract with the network.

Aljur Abrenica goes to court to end GMA contract
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The Kapuso network called Abrenica's complaint an "unfortunate incident".

Here's the full text of the statement:

GMA Network received yesterday the complaint filed by Aljur Abrenica for the rescission of his Management Contract and exclusive Network Agreement. Our lawyers will review this and answer accordingly in court.

The Network considers this incident very unfortunate because GMA has greatly invested on Aljur, who is one of its prime artists.

GMA Artist Center has not been remiss in its duties as his manager, practising a consultative style of management with Aljur. With his best interest in mind, this practice has accorded him every opportunity to personally assess all offers to reach a mutual agreement.

GMA Network has equally given him projects, some of which were lead roles in the Network’s primetime programs.

Aljur is a home-grown GMA talent who was discovered through the reality search, Starstruck, in 2007.

Since then, he has been given numerous projects including Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin?, All My Life, The Last Prince, Machete, Coffee Prince, Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko and Kambal Sirena.

Likewise, GMA Network and GMA Artist Center have arranged major endorsements and corporate partnerships for Aljur.

Aljur Abrenica filed his petition at the Quezon City Hall of Justice last Thursday, July 24.

The 24-year-old hunk told reporters that his career plans no longer align with the network's. His contract with GMA is supposed to end in 2017.

There has been speculation that he is moving to GMA's rival network ABS-CBN.