Diether Ocampo – Now a Kapuso


Diether ‘Diet’ Ocampo (photo) has jumped ober da bakod from being Kapamilya to being Kapuso. Last Monday night, Diet signed a maximum four-year contract with GMA Network.

A GMA DPA said that Diet will do Koreanovela adaptations. His first project is All About Eve with Iza Calzado, Sunshine Dizon, Jean Garcia, Eula Valdez and Richard Gomez.

Before signing up with GMA, Diet very kindly informed his bosses at ABS-CBN, the studio that discovered him and groomed him as member of Star Circle. His last project for ABS-CBN was the just-concluded soap Iisa Pa Lamang with Susan Roces, Gabby Concepcion and Claudine Barretto.


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He will also do movies for GMA Films, the network’s sister company, and hosting jobs.

Coming on the heels of Kapuso Karylle turning Kapamilya, Diet’s move to GMA has long been the subject of a persistent rumor.

‘He’s in good hands,‘ said a GMA exec. — RICKY LO

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  1. It’s just fair for GMA to get Diether Ocampo because he has lost his luster at the Kapamilya Network…. to think that ABS-CBN also acquired talents from GMA as of late with the likes of Valerie Concepcion, Karylle, Jake Cuenca, Angel Locsin, Lorna Tolentino and Alessandra de Rossi.

    I will not be able to say who replaced whom at GMA because each of them have their own talents and qualities but I’m pretty sure that Diether made the right choice to transfer to GMA rather than be seen at TV5 where ABS talents proliferate but the tenure is shorter.

    Mixed feelings din ako because Diether used to be part of the controversy that had Kristine Hermosa (his ex-wife) fight Pauleen Luna…. which Pauleen later transferred to GMA because she claims that the ABS lot is too crowded for people like her… with a princess reigning there… So… how much more if Pauleen will work with Diet now at GMA?

    On the other hand… options for Diet are limitless… he can host… act…. but he has to prove this time that he can stand on his own without any “gay backer” unlike at ABS.

    He has to prove his Kapuso critics wrong.

  2. Diether Ocampo, ayaw maging kapuso
    Wednesday, August 22, 2007

    Akalain mo, Diether Ocampo is now ce-lebrating his 10 years in showbiz! Kumbaga, nakaisang dekada na siya, in fairness!

    He was launched in 1996 as part of Star Circle Batch 2 ng ABS-CBN Star Magic and up to now, he’s still active in television at katatapos lang niyang gawin ang Rounin.

    Ngayon, nasa teleseryeng Margarita naman siya with newcomers Wendy Valdez and Bruce Quebral.

    Ilang taong na rin siyang endorser ng Pizza Hut, Bench and Bench Fix and lately, Wheel Gallery and Time Studio.

    Diether is also part of the group that publishes the magazines Uno, A-List and Babu Couture.

    “In 10 years, gaano na kayaman ang Diether Ocampo at puwede ka na bang mag-retire at the age of 50 na tipong sitting pretty na lang?” hirit na tanong ng yours truly nang bigyan ng Star Magic ang aktor ng isang mini-preskon.

    “Hindi pa. Naku, akala n’yo lang. Sa dami ng responsibilidad ko sa pamilya ko, saka ako naman kasi sini-share ko ’yung blessings ko, eh. So, kailangan pa ring kumayod,” nangingiti niyang sagot.

    Pero at what age niya na-earn ang kanyang first million? Ten years ago?

    “Hahaha! Oo, mga ganu’n,” pag-amin niya.

    “In his 10 years bilang Kapamilya talent, sumagi ba sa isip niya ang mag-ober-da-bakod sa karibal na network ng kanyang home studio tulad ng ginawa ng kasabayan niyang si Marvin Agustin?” hirit na tanong uli ng yours truly.

    “Ahhh, even if I was given the chance, parang ano, eh … I think malaki ang utang na loob ko sa ABS and if it comes to that point na parang hindi ko na nararamdaman na kailangan ako rito, I would rather take a back seat or probably consider another profession.

    “Kasi for me, parang ’pag lumipat ka sa kabila, kahit paano may ano ng … pagiging ingrate ’yon, eh. And that I don’t want to happen.”

    Uuuy, may pinariringgan ba siya?

    “I mean, with all due respect, iniiwasan ko ’yung mga ganu’n,” salo niya agad.

    Okay. So, eto na, Ian F., ang tanong ng yours truly kay Diether with matching quotation ek.

    “So Diet, ayaw mong maging ingrato … pero alam mo bang may kasabihan sa showbiz na … the most ungrateful business is show business?”

    “Yeah, I know. I’m very much aware of that. Pero I think, ahh … that’s the fact, it’s inevitable, eh. But in my case kasi … parang … may choice ako, eh. And my choice is … to stay bilang kapamilya.”

  3. If indeed, Diet is still a talent of Star Magic and works for GMA like John Lapus. The winner is ABS. Kumikita sila sa GMA via Star Magic Artist like John Lapus and if ever kay Diet dahil may comission sila bawat project ng mga Star Magic talents. I think star magic is expanding its hold in talent management. Dati exclusive ang mga stars nila sa ABS, but now they are providing talents on different networks like TV5 and GMA. The talent arm of abs is earning money from other networks.

    Kung exclusive nga lang naman sa kanila yung mga talent nila yung commission na nakukuha nila ay internal funds din ng network (In short gastos din ng network) kung talent fee sa T.V shows ang pag-uusapan. Kung sa ibang network at company nila ilalagay ang talent nila may papasok na pera sa kanila. (Business wise okey yung strategy ng star magic. they can’t give all their talents project in their network kaya lumalabas sila. Nagkakaroon ng ng exposure ang talent nila kumikita pa sila.)

    GMA should think twice in hiring talents handled by their rival. Naglalabas sila ng pera at pumupunta doon sa kakompetensiya nila. Pinagkakakitaan sila ng kalaban nila. (Business wise okey for both network ABS and GMA lalo na kung mag click yung artista pareho silang kikita)

    While GMAAC talents on the other hand are exclusive to their networks, pero wala naman mabigay na project. They even pulled out some of their talents sa TV5 pero hindi naman mabigyan ng project. Sayang din naman yung commission na makukuha ng GMAAC kung may project ang artista nila. (Business wise not so good yung commission ng GMAAC na makukuha sa show sa GMA, pera rin ng GMA added na lang yung outside project and commercials kung meron)

  4. Salamat naman…..

    Siguradong tuwang-tuwa ang mga dalaga ng GMA Artist Center because they are now privileged to work with one of the most underrated actors in the industry…..

    Bakit ko sinabi underrated? Kasi when he was launched as leading man in “Soltera” dun na nagsimula ang swerte niya. And if I remember it right, siya ang unang leading talent from Star Magic (Talent Center noon) na nakapagtrabaho sa Regal, Octo Arts at Viva while remaining with ABS. Imagine ang lakas ng kickback na natanggap ng Star Magic while Diet worked on 2 movies with Regal, 3 movies with Viva, and 1 with Octo Arts (w/ GMA Films pa yan) circa 2000-2001. Ang peak ng pagiging leading man ni Diet was “La Vida Rosa” with Rosanna Roces (under Star Cinema, 2001) that netted him nominations from every award giving body.

    But when he joined the singing group The Hunks with Echo, Carlos, Piolo and Bernard dun na lumaylay ang career niya. Moreso when he joined the cast of “Sana’y Wala nang Wakas” and fell in love with Kristine Hermosa.

    But at least ang sumpa ng career niya for 4 years will now be broken.

  5. ‘Walang utang na loob’
    By: Mario E. Bautista
    FREEHAND

    IS he or isn’t he? We’re referring to Diether Ocampo and his reported “ober da bakod” move from ABS-CBN to GMA-7. Some say he’s moving for sure, some say he had second thoughts after the news leaked out to the press right away and he got a counter-offer from ABS. We asked people identified with both networks how they feel about it and they have varying opinions on this matter.

    “Wala siyang utang na loob sa ABS,” says an obvious ABS defender. “Isa lang siya hamak na bartender nang kunin siyang artista and introduced sa Star Circle Batch 2 in 1992. Binigyan pa siya ng screen age para pabatain ang edad niya. Personal siyang tinulungan ni Deo (Endrinal) even in putting up his own businesses and never siyang pinabayaan, lagi siyang may project. Nagseselos siya dahil mas may projects daw si Piolo (Pascual). But what can he do? Mas gusto talaga ng tao si Piolo kaya mas in demand din ito as endorser. Basta, ungrateful siya. Sumama pa siya sa pictorial ng Star Magic catalogue for 2009, yun pala, lalayas siya.”

    “We can’t blame Diet if he wants to transfer to GMA,” says someone who claims to be an unbiased observer. “It’s always believed naman the grass is greener elsewhere than where you are now. Wala raw kasi siyang bagong show after ‘Iisa Pa Lamang.’ Siguro, nainggit din siya kina Marvin Agustin, Alfred Vargas, Dennis Trillo at Paolo Contis na alagang-alaga ng GMA ngayon. Pero hindi lahat ng lumilipat sa GMA, nagpo-prosper ang career. Best example si Patrick Garcia na mas inuna ang pagiging unwed father.”

    “Maraming GMA stars ang sumama ang loob when they heard guaranteed 4-year contract ang ibinigay kay Diether,” says someone who cares for other GMA stars. “Bakit sila raw na matagal na sa GMA, never nabigyan ng ganung offer na assured na laging may project? Isa pa, di bale raw sana kung sikat na sikat pa si Diet. E, hindi naman. Sa ‘The Buzz’ nga, ni hindi na siya niranggo ni Boy Abunda sa top stars ng ABS at ang binanggit lang, sina Piolo, John Lloyd Cruz at Sam Milby. In fairness to ABS, lagi siyang may project dito, pero let’s face it, para na siyang si Jericho Rosales na hindi nagre-rate ang shows kahit anong gawin. Diet was paired with Wendy Valdez in ‘Margarita’ pero hindi nag-rate. Maski yung projects niya noong hot pa sila ng ex-wife niyang si Kristine Hermosa like ‘Till Death Do us Part’ and ‘Palimos ng Pag-ibig,’ mababa rin ang rating, pati yung mga ginawa niya with Claudine Barretto like ‘Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin,’ ‘Maligno’ and ‘Iisa Pa Lamang.’ Di lalo naman yung ‘Princess Sarah’ na sandali lang tumakbo sa ere. Maski ang movie nila ni Jericho na ‘Nasaan Ka Man,’ hindi rin naging blockbuster. Nag-singer naman siya, pero hindi rin bumenta ang albums na ginawa niya ng banda niya, just like Jericho. Kaya it’s really makes you wonder why GMA will get someone who’s career is down. Akala ba nila, lahat ng nalalaos sa ABS mare-revive nila? Iba ang kaso ni Heart Evangelista. Pinareha muna nila kay Richard Gutierrez para bumango uli ang career kaya when she went on her own in ‘Luna Mystika,’ hayan, toprater na. But si Diet, puede ba nila itong ipareha kay Richard? Ha-ha-ha!” says our source who has a signature laughter.

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