While some ABS-CBN artists are about to switch to another station due to the closing of the network, other stars such as Richard Gutierrez expressed his commitment to ABS-CBN even after the network wasn’t given a franchise renewal.
Instead of deciding to switch networks, Richard chose to stand by with ABS-CBN since he can’t help but appreciate what the network does for its employees.
“I appreciate everything the network is doing. They went through a lot the past couple of months and maraming naapektuhan so I just want to stand by with the network and with the people of ABS-CBN.”
Also as one of the local artists who joined the recently formed League of Filipino Actors (AKTOR), a group which protested the passing of the Anti-Terrorism Bill, he realized that ABS CBN has never backed down from the fights that it’s facing right now.
“Ang realization ko sa nangyayari ngayon, I think despite sa lahat ng nangyayari, ABS-CBN nandiyan pa rin. Hindi sumusuko. Kumbaga I think if we look at the positive side of this, which I always like to do, ngayon ang ABS-CBN ay nabigyan ng opportunity to think out of the box, to even grow as a network, to grow creatively, to grow business-wise.”
Richard lauded ABS-CBN’s initiative to go online, the actor-hunk sees that this is a great opportunity for ABS-CBN to grow and think outside the box, despite the obstacles it faces.
“I think ABS-CBN will be the pioneers of online content and they’ll be number one online content for sure. I think itong bagong tinatahak na path ng ABS-CBN, I think it’s a breakthrough and I think it’s going to be the pioneer of this kind of system.”
Last 2017, Richard Gutierrez signed his contract with ABS-CBN when he returned to show business. He started his acting career in ABS-CBN on the fantasy series La Luna Sangre starring the love team of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. He played the role of Sandrino in the series directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.
He also had a reunion movie with his former love team Angel Locsion with actress Angelica Panganiban, Unbreakable, under Star Cinemas last 2019. As of now, the 36-year-old actor plays the role of Angelito in the top-rated action-drama series, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.