“I am now a certified Kapamilya,” Darren Espanto announced on social media following “Keep Shining: The Darren Espanto Network Contract Signing.” The event marked the singer/actor’s first network affiliation by signing an exclusive contract with them.
Apparently, this had been his childhood dream. “This is something that I never would’ve imagined kasi siyempre bilang bata po pangarap ko lang ‘to. Nakikita ko ‘yung mga artista dating may sini-sign silang kontrata, tapos ngayon isa na po ako sa mga artistang ‘yon,” he reportedly mentioned during the event. Now, that it has finally come true, he said it is “very surreal.”
Present during Darren Espanto’s contract-signing event were ABS-CBN chairman Mark Lopez, ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, ABS-CBN COO of broadcast Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN head of TV production and Star Magic head Laurenti Dyogi, and Star Magic handler Edith Farinas. Darren expressed his gratitude to them, saying, “Maraming salamat po sa tiwala ninyo all throughout these years. It means a lot to me that you trusted me with these projects.”
In his Instagram post, he also thanked his family, friends, and the Darrenatics. “Here’s to more fruitful days with you all, my dear Kapamilyas! To God be the Glory,” he cheered.
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The “Asia’s Pop Heartthrob” rose to fame after placing first runner-up on ABS-CBN’s “The Voice Kids” season 1. Since then, he has released two platinum studio albums: “Darren” and “Be With Me.” He also starred in the 2018 blockbuster film “The Hows of Us” alongside KathNiel and appeared in the 2022 iWantTFC musical series “Lyric and Beat” alongside Andrea Brillantes, Kyle Echarri, Seth Fedelin, and AC Bonifacio. Additionally, he served as one of the judges of “Tawag ng Tanghalan” season 6.
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