July 17 2019
Award-winning and seasoned actor Gabby Eigenmann remains a loyal Kapuso as he renewed his exclusive contract with GMA Network, Inc. yesterday, July 16.
Gabby, who has portrayed a myriad of challenging and unconventional roles in the network for over 22 years, shared that he is happy with how his home network helped him with his career. “For the longest time, I’ve called GMA Network my home. I started acting in 1996 and I’ve always felt at home here at GMA for 22 long years. It never crossed my mind na napabayaan ako ng GMA Network. They’ve always made me feel na importante ako and I’m needed. Vice versa naman ‘yon e. Nakakataba ng puso na sobrang laki ng tiwala nila and I wouldn’t want to break that. I’ll be here for more and more years,” he said.
Gabby has headlined numerous critically-acclaimed teleseryes over the course of his stay in GMA. From his pivotal role as Desmond inMunting Heredera where he won Outstanding Performance by A Supporting Actor in A Drama Series from the Golden Screen TV Awards to his inspiring portrayal of a gay man in Dading – Gabby has proven his acting mettle in the entertainment industry.
“Sobrang daming unforgettable roles and I’m very thankful that GMA has always trusted me and has given me all these projects. I’ve always said na kung ano man ang ibigay nilang project sa akin, it’s because they trust my capabilities as an actor. Lagi ko rin namang binabalik sa kanila ‘yung tiwala nila sa akin, I would always try my very best not to fail them,” he added.
Present in the contract signing were GMA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, GMA Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, GMA Vice President for Drama Productions Redgie Acuña Magno, Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara and Perry Lansigan, Gabby’s manager.
During the contract signing held at the Boardroom of GMA Network, Atty. Gozon expressed his admiration over the esteemed actor’s loyalty towards the Kapuso Network, “Apart from loyalty, talaga namang magaling na artista si Gabby kaya nagtatagal ‘yan sa industriya. The feeling is reciprocal and mutual. Kaya naman tayo ay natutuwa na pumirma na naman siya sa atin. Twenty-two years is a long time for an artist to stay in one place and we are so thankful for that. Natutuwa tayo na nakapagbigay tayo ng tahanan sa isang Gabby Eigenmann.”
Rasonable, in turn, shared her appreciation of the actor’s expertise and undeniable passion for his craft. “Of course, iniisipan natin siya ng characters and roles na hindi niya pa nagagawa which is quite challenging kasi halos nagawa na niya lahat. But because Gabby is a very good actor kung ano man ‘yung ibigay sa kaniya, I’m sure bibigyan niya ‘yon ng ibang take, ibang interpretasyon na tatatak pa rin sa mga televiewers. He is not just our talent, he is family. Masarap siyang katrabaho dahil hindi matatawaran ang galing niya. In all those 22 years, I don’t remember one instance that he gave us producers a problem. Concerned siya lagi sa set, sa istorya, sa welfare ng production at co-artists niya,” said the GMA executive.