AFTER more than two decades, Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes once again affirms his loyalty to GMA Network during the renewal of his contract held last April 22.
"I've been here for 21 years...higit kalahati ng buhay ko sa GMA. Dito ko nakilala 'yung asawa ko, siyempre kinasal kami, nagkaroon ng panganay, at ngayon nagkaroon ng pangalawang anak. Practically lahat ng highlights ng buhay ko, dito na nangyari. GMA is definitely part of my life," Dingdong shared.
Present during the signing and media conference were GMA Network Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon; GMA President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr.; President of GMA Worldwide, Inc. and GMA Network Films, Inc. Atty. Annette Gozon Valdes; Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable; Chief Risk Officer and First Vice President for Corporate Strategic Planning and Program Support Department Regie C. Bautista; Vice President for Drama Productions Redgie A. Magno; Vice President for Business Development and Department III Darling de Jesus-Bodegon; Vice President for Business Development Department II Janine Piad-Nacar; Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angela Javier Cruz; GMA Regional TV Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso; Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara; Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy; Senior Program Managers Ali Nokom Dedicatoria, Cathy Ochoa Perez, and Mildred Natividad; and Dingdong's manager Perry Lansigan.
More than his magnetic charm and undeniably attractive looks, it is Dingdong's commitment towards public service and genuine love for his craft that makes him an industry royal in his own right.
This latest contract renewal paves way for a deeper partnership between Dingdong and the Network. As a way of showing his gratitude and appreciation to GMA, and his dedicated fans, he will be taking on a more vigorous participation not just on-screen, but also behind the scenes as a creative consultant of his shows. With this, he hopes to share what he has learned through his years as a Kapuso.
Currently, he is the host of top-rating infotainment program, Amazing Earth, and is standing in as the host of weekly drama anthology show, Tadhana. He will also take on the iconic role of Captain Lucas or Big Boss in GMA's highly-anticipated adaptation of the hit Korean series, Descendants of the Sun.
Dingdong is also an active advocate of nation-building and social movements that empower the Filipino Volunteer Sector. He is the founding chairman of YesPinoy Foundation, an institution which partners with several organizations that promote education, disaster preparedness, battling climate change, and more. The said foundation will celebrate its 10th anniversary later this year.