Is Diether Ocampo really moving to GMA-7? This question remains unanswered since the actor has yet to confirm or deny this news.
PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) received a very short text message from Rikka Dylim, ABS-CBN Star Magic’s publicity manager, earlier today, November 21, regarding the reported transfer of Diether Ocampo to GMA-7.
In the said text message, Rikka said: “Diet remains in Star Magic. We trust he will make the right choice.”
Rikka added that Star Magic, who is handling the career of Diether, “will issue a statement in due time.”
It should be recalled that the news about ABS-CBN artist Diether’s alleged transfer to the Kapuso network broke out last Wednesday, November 19. According to a report, Diether already signed a “maximum of four-year contract” with GMA-7 last Monday, November 17.
When several entertainment writers tried to get a confirmation from Diether about his reported transfer, his common reply through text was “Merry Christmas.” He was also not answering phone calls.
PEP also asked Ms. Wilma Galvante, GMA-7’s SVP for Entertainment TV, if Diether is really transferring to their network. Her short reply to our text message was: “Let Diether make his own announcements soon.”
But in another report by a daily broadsheet, Ms. Galvante confirmed that Diether is indeed moving to the Kapuso network.
PEP has gathered from several sources that Diether is still in the process of talking to Star Magic and his home network, ABS-CBN. Although, according to these sources, he has already made the decision to jump ship to GMA-7.
But we won’t be surprised if ever Diether changes his mind and be convinced to stay with ABS-CBN. After all, Diether started his showbiz career in the Kapamilya network as member of Star Circle Batch 2 thirteen years ago.
Philippine Entertainment Portal