Now it can be told. Actor Enchong Dee has been offered to switch to another network but he chose to remain a Kapamilya, and for good reasons.
Dee made the revelation during the online press conference for the 30th anniversary episodes of “Maalaala Mo Kaya” yesterday, Nov. 3, where he cited several reasons for turning down the offer.
“Meron (There was), even prior to the pandemic, prior to the shutdown,” Dee said when asked if there had been an offer for him to sign up with another network amid the ABS-CBN shutdown last year by the government.
“Pero ang lagi kong sinasabi, nasa punto ako ng buhay ko na kung ano ‘yung na-establish kong relationship…mas importante kasi sa akin ‘yun, eh. ‘Yung pera, kikitain mo ‘yan. Hindi kasi ito ang main goal ko sa trabahong ito,” he said.
(But as I always say, I’m already in the point of my life where I value more the relationships I already established. One can always earn the money. But that’s not my main goal in this line of work.)
The actor explained that it would be hard to start building new work relationships again. He added that his other plan is to become a business tycoon. Lastly, he believes his fellow Kapamilyas need him, considering that a lot of their former colleagues have already transferred to other networks. But he stressed that their reasons for leaving ABS-CBN are valid and that he respects their decision.
In his MMK episode this Saturday, Nov. 6, Dee plays Edwin Pranada who grows up finding value in his mother’s praises for his siblings every time they bring food and money to their family. At first, he tries to earn money by collecting garbage. Soon he resorts to tricking people and selling drugs. He then reforms and becomes a renowned cosmetic tattooist, giving free service for people suffering from alopecia.
Despite the ABS-CBN shutdown, fans can still view “Maalaala Mo Kaya” on the Kapamilya Channel and A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, and iWantTFC. JB
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