Tracing back Ria Atayde was among the hosts of Chika, BESH! The show aired after the ABS CBN network’s rejection to have their franchise renewed and shutdown.
Veteran-actress Sylvia Sanchez revealed why her daughter is back on the Kapamilya network after Atayde’s stint with Kapatid Network.
According to Sanchez, the reason why Atayde’s back on ABS CBN because of the latter’s non-renewal of a project with the Kapatid network. The said was a non-defunct morning talk show on TV5 called Chika, BESH! Ria is one of the hosts with Pauleen Luna and Pokwang.
The actress revealed that she had a hard time accepting the project but when she felt that everyone was being supportive and made her feel that it was okay, she then proceeded with it.
“And when I saw that everybody was okay with it, they were supportive about it including the bosses of ABS-CBN, I was, like, ‘Then maybe it’s okay to do this.
“This is not betrayal of my network. It’s an opportunity amidst the pandemic. That’s not something you say no to.”
Chika, BESH!–is produced by Archangel Media, the sister company of Mr. Tony Tuviera’s APT Entertainment. However, the said show began airing on August 17, 2020.
Ria is under the management of the Kapamilya network before she had a TV5 project. Sylvia [also] revealed that Star Magic was the one who gave Ria the Kapatid network’s morning talk show project.
When asked if Ria Atayde had an upcoming show, the award-winning actress said, “Balik-ABS-CBN siya. Magla-lock-in taping na si Ria for MMK (Maalaala Mo Kaya). Actually, January 12-15 ang lock-in taping niya.”
And in terms of changing networks, Sylvia said that her daughter didn’t have a big problem with changing network, thus even the show ended last week, she immediately had a project on her Mother Network amid pandemic and the closure of ABS CBN.