GMA Network is delighted to announce that well-loved comedian and award-winning actress Pokwang is now a certified Kapuso after signing a contract last Friday, June 18.
Present in the virtual ceremony were Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Felipe S. Yalong, Senior Vice President for GMA Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, First Vice President for Drama Redgie A. Magno, First Vice President for Business Development Department III Darling De Jesus-Bogedon, First Vice President and Head of GMA Regional TV and Synergy Oliver B. Amoroso, Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angel Javier Cruz, Vice President for Comedy, Infotainment, Game & Reality Productions Janine P. Nacar, Senior Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl-Ching Sy, Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, Assistant Vice President for Comedy, Infotainment, Game & Reality Production Bang U. Arespachochaga, GMA Artist Center Assistant Vice President and Head for Talent Imaging and Marketing Unit Simoun Ferrer, Senior Program Manager Enri Calaycay, and GMA Artist Center Senior Talent Manager Daryl Zamora.
Pokwang is known for her versatility on screen as seen on various TV programs and movies she starred in throughout the years. Her decision to become a Kapuso was driven by her passion to showcase her many talents and to grow more in the industry.
“Marami pa akong gustong gawin as an artista, as a host, marami pa akong gustong i-share na experience ko sa pamamagitan ng mga programa para sa mga manonood. Gusto kong ituloy-tuloy kung ano pa ang gusto kong gawin bilang artista. Malaki ang pasasalamat ko kasi siyempre nagbukas ng pintuan sa akin ang GMA.”
On top of her list of Kapuso artists she dreams to work with one day are Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, Alden Richards, Barbie Forteza, Ai Ai delas Alas, Maine Mendoza and Dennis Trillo.
As she begins this new chapter in her showbiz career, the Filipino audience can expect no less from Pokwang, “Mas lively, mas masaya, para akong isang apoy na pansamantalang pinigil pero ngayon pasabog na, masaya, magaan lang, mas maibibigay ko ang comedic side ko. Dito sa GMA, nakikita kong back ako sa kung saan ako nalilinya talaga, which is comedy. Masaya lang talaga!”
Mr. Yalong is proud that more and more highly-talented comedians are joining the Kapuso family, “GMA is the home of the best female comedians. In addition to Pokwang, we have Ai Ai delas Alas and Eugene Domingo. Now we have Pokwang in our line-up, I suppose we expect a lot of comedy shows that might come up, who knows, we can have the three in one possible sitcom, nobody can beat now GMA as far as comedy is concerned, we have the good writers, the creative people behind it, and you have the people in front of the camera. What else can you ask for?”
Meanwhile, Rasonable expressed her excitement for what’s ahead of Pokwang’s career, “She’s going to be part of Pepito Manaloto: Ang Unang Kuwento and we’re so excited about that. We were in the storycon with Bitoy and Manilyn, doon pa lang, talagang ang dami niyang pasabog. Napapatawa niya talaga si Bitoy, alam namin it’s going to be a great show. There’s another side of Pokwang and that is she’s a very good dramatic actress, we all know that. That’s something we also want to explore with her, with Magpakailanman, and later on, sa soap opera. Expect a lot from her, of course.”
Santiago-Lara shared her delight in welcoming Pokwang to GMA’s roster of stars, “I just want to say a big warm welcome to Pokwang, we are so happy na kasama ka sa Artist Center family, sa Kapuso family. Matagal na kaming nag-uusap and I’m just so happy na natuloy na finally, marami po tayong mga magagandang projects na naka-line up para sa kaniya and we’re so happy kasi maganda rin ang welcome sa kaniya ng mga taga-Artist Center, ng mga co-stars, mga producers, we’re very thankful to everyone and also to Pokwang for choosing to be with us.”
Currently, Pokwang is gearing up for her role in Pepito Manaloto: Ang Unang Kuwento and will be guesting in various GMA programs including The Boobay and Tekla Show, All-Out Sundays, Sarap ‘Di Ba, among others.
Learn more about your favorite Kapuso shows and artists by visiting www.GMANetwork.com.