Actor Daniel Padilla has solidified his longstanding partnership with ABS-CBN by renewing his contract with the network on Monday, February 12, marking a significant milestone in his 15-year career.
The contract signing ceremony, attended by ABS-CBN’s top executives including president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, chairman Mark Lopez, COO for Broadcast Cory Vidanes, CFO Rick Tan, and Star Magic head Laurenti Dyogi, showcased Padilla’s unwavering dedication to the network.
Expressing his gratitude, Padilla conveyed heartfelt appreciation to his bosses for their unwavering support and genuine care throughout his journey in the entertainment industry.
“Unang-una gusto ko po magpasalamat sa aking mga bosses sa tiwala po na ibinibigay niyo. At hindi lang po tiwala para sa trabaho, kung hindi sa totoong pagmamahal na ibinibigay niyo. Maraming, maraming salamat,” Padilla expressed.
In response, ABS-CBN executives commended Padilla for his resilience and commitment, especially during challenging times for the network. Reflecting on a message Padilla had sent him during the network’s franchise struggle, Katigbak emphasized Padilla’s perseverance and dedication to his craft.
“When we lost our franchise, may tinext ka sa akin, ‘Salamat po sa inyong pakikipaglaban. Nagawa niyo na po ang lahat. Ngayon ang Diyos na po ang bahala.’ So Deej, ibabalik ko sa iyo ang message mo sa akin. Masipag kang tao, isang artistang magaling at isang anak na nagmamahal sa kanyang pamilya. Gawin mo ang lahat to be best version of you and then Diyos na ang bahala. I’m sure you will achieve bigger and better successes and you will become what God has destined you to be. Maraming salamat sa pagmamahal mo sa amin sa pamilya mo rito sa ABS-CBN. We are grateful that you continue to be our Kapamilya and I want you to know that ABS-CBN will also be here for you always, no matter what,” Katigbak assured Padilla.
Padilla’s illustrious career spans various fields, including acting, music, concerts, sports, and endorsements, showcasing his versatility and enduring popularity among fans. Reflecting on his journey, Padilla attributed his success to authenticity and dedication to his craft.
“Well isa lang naman, being true to yourself. ‘Yun lang naman ang ino-offer ko simula nang magsimula ako sa industriya na ito — just me being myself na ipinapakita ko sa tao, hinding-hindi nagbago ‘yon. At siyempre sa trabaho, dedication, ‘yung dedication mo rin sa mga mga tao na manonood noon. Pagdating sa musika ‘yun mga makikinig sa music na ‘yon,” Padilla shared.
Padilla also expressed heartfelt gratitude to his dedicated fans, acknowledging their unwavering support and the valuable feedback they provide.
“I am just very truly grateful sa tiwala at pagmamahal. Sa mga fans wala na akong hihilingin pa just thankful to you,” Padilla expressed.
Looking ahead, Padilla emphasized the importance of maintaining a balance between work and personal life, underscoring his commitment to cherishing quality time with family and friends.
“I want to enjoy life. ‘Yun muna ang focus ko work and family,” he affirmed, highlighting his aspirations for a fulfilling and well-rounded life beyond his professional endeavors.