In a statement released today, January 27, Kapunan and Castillo Law Offices informed the public that Nadine Lustre is no longer a talent if Viva Artists Agency.
Lustre began her career with Viva since her all-female group Pop Girls.
The romantic-comedy film Diary ng Panget (2014) was her claim to fame that revived her dormant career back then. It was adapted from a Wattpad novel of the same title.
“Consistent with her rights under the Civil Code of the Philippines, specifically Article 1920, she has decided to terminate her agency contract with Viva,” the statement read.
Article 1920 provides for a mode of extinguishing agency wherein the principal may revoke it at will, either expressly or impliedly.
According to Lustre’s lawyers, “She is self-managed and will continue to be so indefinitely.
“She shall directly manage her affairs from now on, and bookings and inquiries may be directly addressed to her.”
In December last year, Lustre inked a contract with James Reid’s record label, Careless Music Manila, with plans of producing a solo album.
Reid also left Viva last year. Previously, they collaborated on several tracks, including the hit Summer.