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ABS-CBN Welcomes an Abrenica

Turns out there will be an Abrenica on ABS-CBN after all.

However, the Abrenica referred here is not Aljur. Instead, younger brother Vin Abrenica, a fellow reality talent search show winner (via TV5’s ‘Artista Academy’), jumped ship to ABS-CBN.

Just recently, a contract signing took place that signaled Vin Abrenica’s entry into the Kapamilya network. Though he already appeared in the legal drama anthology ‘Ipaglaban Mo’ last October, his first actual project with ABS-CBN will be on ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya’, where he will be paired with Jessy Mendiola in a future episode.

Prior to ABS-CBN, Vin Abrenica was a TV5 talent for three years. After winning ‘Artista Academy’, Vin appeared in several TV5 shows, but his future with the network became in doubt as soon as VIVA’s Vic del Rosario took over TV5’s entertainment department.

The entry of Vin Abrenica to ABS-CBN caught many by surprise. Back when older brother Aljur was in a contract mess with GMA two years ago, there was a lot of talk of him joining ABS-CBN to further hone his talents.

After all, it was ABS-CBN who had a reputation of turning struggling former Kapuso talents into certified stars. Names like Cristine Reyes, Paulo Avelino, Angel Locsin, Jake Cuenca and Iza Calzado came to ABS-CBN after years of service to GMA, and with the help of talent guru Johnny Manahan, their stars are now shining brighter than ever.

However, Aljur Abrenica and GMA decided to patch their differences, and today Aljur remains as visible as ever on the Kapuso network. Currently he appears in ‘Once Again’, where he is paired alongside Janine Gutierrez.

Imagine if Aljur decided to go to ABS-CBN instead of reconciling with GMA. His waning star would have been rekindled under the watchful eyes of Johnny Manahan.

As it stands, however, he is back with GMA, but unfortunately for him, it was not a sweet reunion so far. Since premiering in mid-May, ‘Once Again’ has been struggling to keep up with ‘Dolce Amore’, who were led by Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano.

Hopefully the story will be different for younger brother Vin. Now that he’s on ABS-CBN, Vin is poised to ascend much further than his brother, but it remains to be seen if he is indeed a good fit.


13 thoughts on “ABS-CBN Welcomes an Abrenica

  1. Since Vic Del Rosario took over, TV5’s Entertainment Dept. nearly abolished. Had any manager (maybe from ABSCBN) as good as Johnny M. took over as the Dept. head, then it’d have been as stable as any other Entertainment Depts.

    • That only adds to TV5’s entertainment instability ever since MVP purchased the network. They’ve been in an endless reboot. Now look at them. They have TV shopping in the morning, cartoons in the afternoon, and Tagalized American series in the evening. They’re in worse shape now under the MVP regime.

  2. I wonder how Aljur reacts to this. Indeed, we may never know.

    Anyway, if a sibling who also is a mass media thespian can freely migrate as he wish after his discontent with a poor-performing, regressive employer, let’s try another person.

    Remember the time I (or Gab) commented and provided the post that Jasmine Curtis will stay on TV5 despite the failure. Imagine if she changed her mind and decided to be welcomed by GMA 7. What do you think her sister Anne would react? (Not being subjective here.)

    • We’ll also never know. Then again, I don’t think Jasmine would prefer GMA either due to its similar lack of success developing talents. ABS is the more attractive option for her right now.

  3. Gab says:

    Welcome Vin Abrenica to ABS-CBN. Sana man lang mabigyan yan ng big break balang araw katulad ni Ritz Azul na may bagong teleseryeng inihahanda.

  4. Officially, Vin is now part of the main casts for upcoming teleserye “The Second Wife” starring Bea Alonzo, Ian Veneracion and Iza Calzado. I hope Vin will get a blooming career if he delivers well on his role.

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