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BIG JUMP! 25 Kapuso Artists Who Transferred to ABS-CBN

BIG JUMP! 25 Kapuso Artists Who Transferred to ABS-CBN

  • There has been a number of artists that moved from GMA Network to ABS-CBN.
  • DailyPedia listed down some of the current Kapamilya stars who were once Kapuso.

Regine Valesquez’s recent signing with ABS-CBN is one of the most talked about topics this week.

After a month of staying mum about her network transfer, she has been emotional as soon as she stepped inside the premises of the Kapamilya network.

She’s not the only icon that moved from GMA-7 to ABS-CBN. Her husband, Ogie Alcasid, has also transferred, along with others like Janno Gibbs, Jaya and Lani Misalucha.

Here’s the growing list of former Kapuso artists that decided to switch networks in the past:

Richard Guttierez

After being in GMA-7 for more than a decade, Richard officially became a Kapamilya a little more than a year ago. He became a part of Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo‘s fantasy series La Luna Sangre. He is also set to star in a movie with Angel Locsin and Angelica Panganiban.

Louise delos Reyes

Prior to transferring to ABS-CBN, she had numerous appearances in GMA-7’s TV shows. When she moved to ABS-CBN, her first project was becoming a part of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano as SPO3 Katrina Velasco.

Angel Locsin

Considered as GMA’s former primetime star, Angel shocked everyone with her decision to change her home network. She has starred in Star Cinema films such as One More Try, Everything About Her, and The Third Party. She has also led the primetime hit The Legal Wife and became one of the judges for Pilipinas Got Talent. She has renewed her contract with ABS-CBN in 2015 and has made an appearance in La Luna Sangre.

She will star in the network’s upcoming series, The General’s Daughter.

Isabelle Daza

Isabelle has been a Kapuso for three years before signing up with ABS-CBN in November 2014. Her first project as a Kapamilya is the upcoming series Nathaniel.

Iza Calzado

After 10 years with GMA-7, she transferred to its rival network in 2012.

She expressed her thankfulness to her previous company and why she made the decision to move to ABS-CBN. “I’m grateful for all my years with [GMA-7], but [my father] was the one with me in wanting new things for me and my career. He wanted me to spread my wings and fly.”

Jake Cuenca

More than a decade ago, Jake has moved from GMA-7 to ABS-CBN. He has been cast in numerous dramas like Maria Mercedes, Rubi, and Palos, wherein he played the main lead, and Ikaw Lamang and Tayong Dalawa as the antagonist.

Cristine Reyes

Not everyone knows that Cristine’s entry to showbiz has been with GMA-7’s artista search program, Starstruck.

She transferred networks 10 years ago and has top-billed several projects such as Eva Fonda, Kristine, Reputasyon, Tubig at Langis, and I Can Do That.

Paulo Avelino

Paulo has been with GMA-7 for five years before becoming a Kapamilya. He has served as the male lead in shows such as The Promise of Forever, Honesto, Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon, Kahit Konting Pagtingin, and Bridges of Love.

JC de Vera

JC has stayed as a Kapuso for six years then transferred to TV5. He finally became a Kapamilya in 2014 and played a role in The Legal Wife and Moon of Desire.

Ellen Adarna

Ellen signed with ABS-CBN last 2013. She admitted that her transfer to the network made a huge impact regarding the recognition she got.

“When I was with the other network, ‘What are you doing now? What are your shows?’ ‘Uh, I’m a part of this show.’ ‘Ay, nandoon ka pala!’ Ibe yung audience ng ABS-CBN talaga. Iba yung impact.”

Toni Gonzaga

Toni has hosted in GMA-7 for seven years until 2005. She continued her career with ABS-CBN, venturing to acting and music. She has released six albums under Star Records and has starred in 11 Star Cinema films.

She has also continued hosting with The Buzz, Pinoy Big Brother, and The Voice of the Philippines.

Elmo Magalona

His first project with the Kapamilya network was the TV series Born for You, wherein he was paired with Janella Salvador for the first time.

Maxene Magalona

Just like her brother, Maxene was also a Kapuso turned Kapamilya, however, she actually started off in ABS-CBN in 1992 with Ang TV. She was then identified with GMA-7 for nine years before signing up with ABS-CBN in 2016.


Karylle has co-hosted GMA-7’s SOP for seven years. She is currently in It’s Showtime.

Anne Curtis

Anne was a Kapuso until 2003. She has lead Kapamilya shows such as Kampanerang Kuba, Maging Sino Ka Man, Dyosa, Green Rose, Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw, and Dyesebel.

She can be seen regularly in noontime show It’s Showtime.

Liza Soberano

Liza has previously admitted that she “didn’t feel at home” in GMA-7, wherein she became an artist for only a week. She added that as ABS-CBN’s the one she always watches, it’s really where she wanted to work in the first place.


After winning Pinoy Pop Superstar, Jona has been one of GMA-7’s most promising singers. She then joined the trio La Diva.

She made a shocking transfer to ABS-CBN in 2017, saying that the network gave her more trust and has promised her a line-up of projects.

Yassi Pressman

Yassi has spent almost a decade with GMA-7 and TV5 before making her way to ABS-CBN. She has become a household name after appearing in Pinoy Big Brother and becoming a part of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.

Jay R

Jay R spent the first decade of his career as a Kapuso artist. In 2015, he opened a new chapter of his life with ABS-CBN when he appeared as a contestant in Your Face Sounds Familiar.


Jaya decided to leave GMA-7 after she concluded her final project with the network, Poor Señorita. Her appearance in It’s Showtime in 2016 marked as her surprising decision to switch networks.

Ogie Alcasid

After being out of the limelight when he left GMA-7, Ogie has been with TV5 for a while before returning to ABS-CBN, where he did a few shows in the 90s.

He became a judge of Tawag ng Tanghalan and talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.


Kyla stayed as a Kapuso for 15 years before she moved to ABS-CBN.

Aljur Abrenica

Aljur was a GMA-7 artist for nearly a decade before deciding to be a Kapamilya. Only six months after his move to ABS-CBN, he already top-billed his own series Asintado.

He has also appeared as a guest in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.

Janno Gibbs

Needing some freshening up, Janno made a switch and signed with Star Music, wherein he’s currently promoting his latest single, Feeling JKL. He has also appeared in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano and other ABS-CBN shows.

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Jay-R proudly presents his Homeworkz talents

Jay-R proudly presents his Homeworkz talents


What happens when great talents take center stage? An unforgettable event you may say, because only great talents can put together great music.

Homeworkz artists (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)
Homeworkz artists (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)

A blogcon for Homeworkz Talents was held last March 31, 2015 at TreeHouse Tavern in A.Venue, Makati City. It was the first time this event happened for Homeworkz at the said venue, which is both co-owned by the one and only R & B King in the country, Jay- R.

The event began with Glaiza De Castro and Frenchesca Farr serenading the Bloggers. Although they both had to leave for a previous engagement, both of the GMA Network beauties charmed their way and showcased their musical talents for the audience to experience.

Photo: Mc Richard Paglicawan
Photo: Mc Richard Paglicawan

After the lovely rendition of songs by GMA Network’s lovely talented artists Glaiza and Frenchesca, the venue was  shook by the iconic Salbakuta. After their phenomenal hit, “S2pid Love”, Salbakuta is collaborating with Jay-R with a new single which they demo’ed during the blogcon. Yes, Salbakuta is all set to become phenomenal again!

The new Salbakuta (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)
The new Salbakuta (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)

Yes, there’s even more! Deejay Poblete, the R & B King’s niece who is now going solo also performed giving justice to her name as a PinoyPop Superstar & Best New Artist (Group) at Aliw Awards. After her group Kley disbanded, Deejay is now more ready than ever to launch her very own first album with Homeworkz!

Deejay Poblete of Kley (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)
Deejay Poblete of Kley (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)

Q-York: Quality – Yields Our Richest Key, composed of Flava Matikz and Knowa Lazarus, the duo group which has always been a front act for international talents is also now part of Homeworkz. Q-York, which was founded in Queens, New York, would now want to share their talents locally.

Flava Matikz and Knowa Lazarus aka Q-York (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)
Flava Matikz and Knowa Lazarus aka Q-York (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)

Mica Javier, 2014 Aliw Awards Best New Female Artist, is also a part of Homeworkz! The lady who did the front act for JLo’s dance concert held at MOA Arena this year. She isn’t just a charming singer or a talented dancer. She also is an entrepreneur. Her MNL scents are available at selected malls! Talk about beauty, talent and smarts!

Mica Javier (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)
Mica Javier (© Mc Richard Paglicawan)

All hail the King! Jay-R truly deserves to be the one and only R & B King, not only does he have talents, but a genuine heart too. He was a gracious host of the event and a humble one too! Now that’s a King we all want to emulate. And with his pure charm and great talent, Homeworkz is definitely on its way to success!


Speaking of success, Jay-R’s ‘Elevated’ album has already been launched and an upcoming mall tour is on the works. Grab a copy of this 14-track album and be swept away with the King’s talent. Produced and distributed by Homeworkz Entertainment, Jay-R’s new album will make guys sing and girls swoon!

Homeworkz is social! For updates on HOMEWORKZ ARTISTS, check on the ff: FACEBOOK: homework music; TWITTER: @homeWorkZMusic & INSTAGRAM: @homeworkzmusic.

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