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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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Gerald Anderson opens up about his insights of Angels and Life

Gerald Anderson opens up about his insights of Angels and Life


After the phenomenon success of “Dream Dad” bidding farewell this week, Dreamscape Entertainment Television is ready to show another high caliber drama series titled “Nathaniel.” It is a story of an angel who came to earth to fulfill one mission, to bring back the faith and goodness to human being.

During the presscon, the cast discussed about angels and life. According to them, doing “Nathaniel” inspires them to be a good person and to be an angel in a little way to others.

Shaina Magdayao and Gerald Anderson (© Ivy Fernandez)
Shaina Magdayao and Gerald Anderson (© Ivy Fernandez)

Gerald Anderson who plays as Paul Laxamana said that he is very excited to do the teleserye because he believes that the story was good.

Every show, dapat iba ung binibigay mo, ung level ng acting dapat iba, ung iba talaga, ibang atake, ibang character kaya dapat iba sa lahat kaya for me dapat mas at grabe pa ung ibibigay ko, ung may improvement sa bawat show, Gerald said.

I believed that most of us have their own angels. Pamilya talaga ang angels eh, pero kung personal, selfish ba pag sinabi kong ako, sarili ko. Ako mismo, siguro naging angel sa pamilya ko, sa maglang ko, sa kapatid ko at sa mga taong mahal ko, naging angel ako sa kanila, he added.

Gerald said he is not yet ready. In life, he said the character is not easy, It’s tough and it’s because at some point he needs to think of every situation.


Sa show kasi, we were young couple kaya di pa ready kaya may times na di okay. It depends on what kind of love you have. Sa show, unstable at walang work si Paul kaya mahirap po, Gerald recalls.

Gerald answered the question during some personal interviews and he said, he is happy spending more time with his brother Ken.

Siya yung pinakamakulit eh. Hindi ko nga alam sa kanya. Yung bisaya video ako yun. Wala lang, that was actually for Tang kasi gumawa sila ng juice for Mindanao so siyempre Bisaya kami so we did it in Bisaya. Meron pa kaming gagawin,” he said.

But despite the fact that he is very busy doing Nathaniel, he is also in the midst of asking the press his privacy with regards to his relationship with Maja Salvador. Gerald said they are doing good and prefer to keep specific details in private.

Okay naman. Masaya naman. It’s okay. I think in a relationship maraming ups and downs and you have to learn from it and the experience makes you a better person. It should make you a better person. Kung hindi, you’re in a wrong relationship, he explained.

Meanwhile, the whole cast are excited for the teleserye.

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Completing the star-studded cast of “Nathaniel” are Pokwang, Isabelle Daza, Benjie Paras, Jayson Gainza, Ogie Diaz, Sharlene San Pedro, Jairus Aquino, Yesha Camile, David Chua, Young JV, Fourth and Fifth Pagotan, and Coney Reyes. It directed by Darnel Joy Villaflor and Francis Pasion. Nathaniel’s official soundtrack “Lupa Man ay Langit na Rin” is recorded and performed by King of Teleserye themesongs Erik Santos and airs on April 20, 2015 right after TV Patrol replacing Dream dad on Prime time bida.

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Isabelle Daza talks about her role in her first upcoming Kapamilya teleserye, Nathaniel

Isabelle Daza talks about her role in her first upcoming Kapamilya teleserye, Nathaniel


ABS-CBN Kapamilya’s newest actress Isabelle Daza is officially joining Nathaniel in Primetime Bida. Nathaniel will be replacing Dream Dad soon.

Isabelle Daza is ready to take her first serious drama series alongside with Gerald Anderson and Shaina Magdayao with Marco Masa as Nathaniel.

Nathaniel is a story of an angel sent back to earth to fulfill one mission to restore man’s faith in God and remind them the goodness that they can find in everyone’s heart. It is an inspiring story. Isabelle Daza is very excited to portray her role as a lawyer who will fall in love with Gerald Anderson.


I’m excited to be part of this teleserye because my co-actors have such great talent and I don’t want to be left behind. I want to be better and to work harder to prove myself as an actress, said Isabelle.

Isabelle added TV viewers should watch this beautiful and inspiring story of ‘Nathaniel’ because kids and families will learn a lot of valuable life lessons in the series.

However, during the blogger’s conference held last Tuesday, she said that she hopes to work with good actresses and actors of Kapamilya like Piolo Pascual and proud to be a Kapamilya now.

She also added that her dream role involves as a woman a man loves and she is also looking forward to do crazy acting like a bipolar or a psycho.

According to her, she gets good advices from her mom, Gloria Diaz, to really become a good actress. She joked that she is receiving a lot of unsolicited advice from her mom like she have to do her best and she needs to leave a mark in her career in the industry.

She does believe in angels, like Nathaniel because from was a childhood experience when she was out biking in a farm and she lost control. Instead of hitting a tree, she believed she was saved by an angel because she came out fine, bruises-free.

She had her 5-day intensive acting workshop so she invested her time and a lot of effort to make sure she can act and give justice to her role as the “kontrabida” role in Nathaniel.


Belle told during the conference that she also believes in angel like Nathaniel because of personal experience when she had an accident when she was young while she was out biking in a farm and she lost control. Instead of hitting a tree, she came out fine, bruises-free and believed it was because of an angel.

She was also told that she needs to express her emotions through her eyes and said that when she did he MMK stint, she lost her emotions and wasn’t able to act properly and out of fears because of one director who shouted at her, she was able to deliver her lines so spontaneous.

She also wants to explore her talent by doing ASAP stints and hosting.

Meanwhile, she is ready to portray different characters given to her.

Nathaniel will be her first drama teleserye and will replace Dream Dad in ABS-CBN’s Primetime bida this April.