Former GMA-7 artist Lovi Poe transferred to rival network ABS-CBN on Thursday.
Poe signed her contract with ABS-CBN as ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, COO of broadcast Cory Vidanes, group CFO Rick Tan, and Dreamscape Entertainment head Deo Endrinal welcomed her to the Kapamilya network.
Lovi Poe’s talent manager Leo Dominguez also joined the ceremony.
For her first project, Poe will be partnered with Piolo Pascual, who remained as a Kapamilya.
“I would like to thank GMA for taking a chance on this unknown dreamer; for believing in me and supporting me all these years. I have utmost respect and gratitude to the network that has given me my roots and a heart full of memories,” she wrote on Instagram.
“Thank you for planting my dreams. Thank you for giving it time, love and effort to water it,” Poe added.
Lovi Poe transfers to ABS-CBN
Lourdes Virginia “Lovi” Moran Poe is a Filipina actress, model, and recording artist. She is the daughter of the late action star Fernando Poe Jr. Poe is famous for playing Kristal Maisog in the 2006 series Bakekang and Shiela Real in the 2014 drama series Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real opposite Dingdong Dantes and Maricel Soriano.
She received her first acting award as Best Actress in the 2010 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival for her role as Lilibeth in Mayohan. The same year, she was also a FAMAS Best Actress awardee for portraying Kath Asero in Sagrada Familia.
In mid-May 2009, Lovi joined TV5’s youth-oriented show “Lipgloss” as Princess Ava/Sophia. Previously, her home network, GMA-7, did not allow her to join the series as per network policy, stating their contract talents are exclusive to their network. Her manager, Leo Dominguez, defended their move, saying that “Lovi does not have an existing contract with GMA”.
Since then, Lovi Poe has not appeared in any of the Kapuso Network’s shows. It was also reported that she entertained offers from GMA’s rival network ABS-CBN to become a Kapamilya talent after rumored boyfriend Jolo Revilla was named as one of the lead stars of the network’s new fantasy series “Agimat.”