MANILA, Philippines - There have been reports that Sarah Geronimo would no longer renew her contract with ABS-CBN when it expires this December.
Rumor has it that her talent agency, Viva, wants her to transfer to another network so that she could further her showbiz career. But the Popstar was quick to refute such reports, saying that she is very happy with the way the Kapamilya network has taken care of her all these years.
“Naku, bakit ko naman po iiwanan ang ABS-CBN? Ang laki-laki ho ng naitulong sa akin ng ABS-CBN. [And] may ginagawa po kaming show so bakit naman po ako lilipat?” she said during a recent press visit to the set of her upcoming musical-drama, “Idol.”
Even her mom, Divine Geronimo, was clearly surprised when the local press asked her about the issue. “Ay wala kaming alam d’yan. Diyos ko, huwag naman ganyan, bad ‘yan!”
Sarah said though that she would have to ask her manager first if there’s truth to such speculations. “Wala po akong alam sa mga pinipirmahan ko. (Laughs) Hayaan ni’yo po, tatanungin ko si Boss Vic (Del Rosario) kung totoo talaga ‘yan,’” she added.
Sarah still remained unfazed when prodded about the possibility of being compared to Charice, who will soon be seen in the American TV musical “Glee.”
Some Filipino viewers claim that “Idol” merely copied the concept of the Hollywood show. “Ay! Ano ba, i-compare ba sa Glee? Siyempre ibang-iba naman po ang ‘Idol.’ Magkapareho lang sa aspect na musical TV show siya, pero iba naman po ang storya. At Glee yun! Iba ang followers ng Glee, iba rin naman siguro ang followers ng Idol. O pwede ring pareho ‘di ba? Sana [ganon ang mangyari]. Basta huwag na lang po natin i-compare.” -Report by Rachelle Siazon, ABS-CBN