Actress Janine Gutierrez was welcomed to ABS-CBN on ASAP Natin ‘To on Sunday, January 24 as one of its new co-hosts. She performed the song “Panaginip” with Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, and Ogie Alcasid.
Before the song number, videotaped messages from Janine’s family and colleagues played on screen, as she embarks on a new chapter of her career. Among those who gave their messages included her parents Ramon Christopher and Lotlot de Leon, brother Diego, and her grandparents Pilita Corrales and Christopher de Leon.
Janine said she is looking forward to working in the Kapamilya network.
“I’m so happy to be here with all of you. Thank you so much for the warm Kapamilya welcome. And I’m so grateful and honored to na kayo pa ang kasama ko dito sa first time ko sa ASAP stage. Thank you so much,” she said to Gary, Martin, and Ogie.
(And I’m so grateful and honored that it’s the 3 of you who are with me on the ASAP stage).
The Babae at Baril actress said that it was also her first time to be inside the ABS-CBN studios.
“[It’s] surreal. Parang panaginip talaga (It’s like a dream),” she said. ” And I am just so happy that everything has fallen into place. It’s a new year, new opportunities.”
After her appearance, Janine took to Twitter to thank everyone who made her feel welcome on the show.
In another tweet, Janine said she was nervous about the performance since her grandmother, Pilita, is among the Philippine music industry’s greats.
Last January 15, Janine signed with ABS-CBN as one of the network’s newest talents. She was an exclusive talent of GMA for 9 years.
In 2020, Janine won the Gawad Urian and FAMA Best Actress awards for her role in Babae at Baril, directed by Rae Red. – Rappler.com