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Kim Atienza shares advice from Billy Crawford, Direk Bobet Vidanes about his transfer to GMA Network

Atienza, Crawford, and Vidanes worked in the Kapamilya noontime program, It’s Showtime. Earlier, Crawford and Vidanes both transferred to different networks when ABS-CBN Shutdown in 2020 following the non-renewal of its franchise. 

On October 5, Kim Atienza shared the advice he received from Billy Crawford and Direk Bobet Vidanes about his transfer to GMA Network.

During the media conference for his Kapuso welcome, Atienza recalled his conversation with Crawford and Vidanes about his decision to transfer.

“Si Billy Crawford at Direk Bobet Vidanes. Alam mo, mahilig sa motor ‘yang dalawang ‘yan. Nag-motor kami, at nag-almusal kami doon. At shinare ko sa kanila ‘yung aking mga pinagdadaanan. Pinagdadaanan pa lang noon eh. Wala pang final answer eh.”

Atienza then detailed Crawford and Vidanes’ advice, noting that they both supported his Kapuso transfer.

“At ang advice nila sa akin eh, ‘Kim! Napaka-swerte mo at dahil diyan sa desisyon mo, sa papasukin mong istasyon.’ And, he gave me his– natuwa siya, natuwa silang pareho sa akin. 

“Billy by the way is my inaanak also, ako ‘yung ninong ng bayan eh. Inaanak ko sila sa kasal nila Coleen [Garcia], because Coleen was with me for 6 years in Showtime and Billy as well, 6 years also. And, nag-bonding kami at sinabi nila, ‘wow, ‘yung maalok ka ng GMA 7 ng ganyan. Ang laking bagay niyan Kim. Kung alam mo lang kung gaano kahirap magkaroon ng ganiyang break.’

“Si Billy kasi, mas ma-beterano sa larangan ng showbiz ‘yan. Mas matagal na ‘yan kesa sa akin. Batang musmos pa lang ‘yan kinakarga na ni Kuya Germs ‘yan eh sa That’s Entertainment. Monday to Friday nandoon siya palagi eh. But sinabi niya, ‘that break is so good and you have to take it. You really have to take it.’ ‘Yun din ang sinabi ni Direk Bobet sa akin.”

Atienza, Crawford, and Vidanes worked in the Kapamilya noontime program, It’s Showtime. Earlier, Crawford and Vidanes both transferred to different networks when ABS-CBN Shutdown in 2020 following the non-renewal of its franchise. 

Atienza recently confirmed his transfer to GMA Network after 17 years of being a Kapamilya. Aside from his ‘It’s Showtime’ stint, he hosted various programs within the network, such as ‘Matanglawin’ and the weather report of TV Patrol.



With GMA Network, Atienza already has three shows lined up. According to reports, he will have a segment in 24 Oras and two shows, Mars Pa More and Dapat Alam Mo.

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