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GMA-7 issues official statement on Anne Curtis' Twitter rant
On Thursday, November 10, ABS-CBN Anne Curtis posted a series of tweets explaining why she had to leave the University of Santo Tomas (UST) TV Awards early. Curtis revealed that GMA-7 staff didn’t let her go up on the stage. Reports on the same incident alleged that there had been some scheduling confusion.
Published on: Nov 14, 2011 - 4:00am

On Thursday, November 10, ABS-CBN Anne Curtis posted a series of tweets explaining why she had to leave the University of Santo Tomas (UST) TV Awards early. Curtis revealed that GMA-7 staff didn't let her go up on the stage. Reports on the same incident alleged that there had been some scheduling confusion.

 

On Saturday, November 12, PEP.ph posted GMA-7's reponse to Curtis' experience. The full version of the statement—which was emailed to PEP.ph on Friday, November 11, at 11 p.m. by Angel Javier of GMA-7's corporate communications department—is posted below (with no edits):

 

"Anne Curtis tweeted that she was not allowed by a GMA staff to go onstage in last night's USTv Students' Choice Awards kick-off.

Here is GMA's side of the story:

1. Prior to the event, network representatives had been briefed by the organizers/UST about the sequence of the programme. This was to be the basis for arranging our artists' schedules and determining their call time for the event.

2. Based on the schedule, GMA artists were supposed to perform at 7 pm. Our talents were at the venue as early as 5 pm. Last-minute insertion of ABS-CBN's Banana Split cast in the programme however further pushed back the schedule.

3. Shortly before GMA's number, GMA representatives confirmed the programme sequence with organizers. We were told that the Kapuso artists would be next. GMA was not aware nor informed by the organizers in any prior meeting that Anne Curtis will be part of the program.

4. When the GMA artists were about to go on stage, Anne Curtis, her handler and a student organizer approached a GMA representative to ask if she could go on stage first.

However, GMA staff declined and instructed the floor director and production staff to please proceed with the programme sequence, as the Kapuso stars also had other schedules to go to, and by this time were already waiting for nearly three hours.

5. GMA later found out that Ms. Curtis had left the venue and had tweeted about the incident.

Ms. Curtis posted a series of tweets which elicited a lot of negative reaction towards GMA. The fact is—we were simply sticking to the programme sequence provided by the organizers themselves.

We are certain Ms. Curtis had her own reasons for requesting to go onstage immediately, but the Kapuso artists also had their own respective schedules and had in fact been pushed back even prior to Ms. Curtis' request.

We are hoping that the organizers could come forward and clarify matters to avoid blowing things out of proportion."

 

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19 Comments
  • dizar pras castillo jr.
    pwd ipah 2gx2 ang ikaw ra!!!!!!!!
    Mar 13 2012 @ 02:37pm     Reply  
  • daming kung ano anong shizzle
    mag jack tv nlang kayo...
    Nov 15 2011 @ 01:15am     Reply  
  • ihatefantards
    isa ka pa. wala kang pakelam sa network war eh obvious na obvious naman sa comment mo na fantard ka rin. rnrnOh yan para wala nang away, lahat sila may mali! May mali ang USTV organizers, may mali ang GMA, may mali si Anne Curtis. Oh masaya na kayo?
    Nov 14 2011 @ 11:05pm     Reply  
  • ihatefantards
    @SidrnrnPeople like you should go back to school! Fantard na fantard lang. rnrnKaya di umuunlad ang Pilipinas dahil sa mga taong uto-uto kagaya mo. rnrnrnSeriously guys? Network lang yan! Bakit maambunan ba kayo ng mga kita ni Lopez at Gozon? #hatefantards
    Nov 14 2011 @ 11:00pm     Reply  
  • ang daming...
    ang daming t*ng* dito....name drop ako...si watusi...si echos...at si samy...rnrn@watusirnfavoritism? una kaya abs-cbn and based from other posts from the anne curtis tweet report may mga taga UST...rnrn@ehosrndepende yan e...kung si Kris Aquino eh may talent...mas naguumapaw pa talent ni Bearwin dun e...kaya ba ni Kris mag Magic? hehehernrn@samyrnKung ikaw nasa hearing....at nde ka binigyan ng side? ano kaya feeling? mukha ka cguro t*ng* non no...para kang kulangot sa pader non na nde pinapansin....rnrnpahabol @ bangkokrncge benefit of the doubt...pero ikaw na nagantay for more than 3 hrs...at may prior engagements ka after non...at kinlear mo buong sked mo para lang dun...at ma sakto lang ung oras...papayag ka ba? sabihin na natin for the crowd...magwawalk out ka ba agad kung crowd ang habol mo? isipin mo ang impact kung sa dulo cya lumabas..parang main event....perspective lang yan....pwede naman gawin ng organizers na...before umakyat GMA...iannounce na andon si Anne...at magperform after...un ay kung crowd tlga ang habol mo...kahit ano namang gawin nyang practice kumanta nde na gaganda boses non e
    Nov 14 2011 @ 09:28pm     Reply  
  • genuine
    They should've just gone on the stage all at the same time because nobody wanted to give way, anyway. That is, until somebody walked out, and by the tweet, este, the look of it, somebody did walk out
    Nov 14 2011 @ 08:50pm     Reply  
  • jmac
    simple lang naman yan ie.try to imagine tagal nyo na sa pila tapos sisingitan kayo, GUSTO NYO BA YUN.??d porke sikat ka pwedi ka na mag discriminate ng kapwa mo.BE HUMBLE.. WAIT FOR YOUR TURN. - narrow minded.porke idolo nyo kumitid na isip nyo.
    Nov 14 2011 @ 08:18pm     Reply  
  • bangkok
    MAGAGALING KAYO: May sked nga, pero pwedeng magbago anytime kng kinakailangan. Ikaw may talent ka ba? i'm not a fan ng ABS at GMA, pero tanggapin na natin, cgro nga MAY SKED, pero kng para nman sa crowd or sa student at ikkasaya at kng pwede namn pakiusapan ung mga organizer, why not? Hindi lang tlga makaintindi ung Handler ng GMA.
    Nov 14 2011 @ 06:22pm     Reply  
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  • magagaling kayo
    samy: kung ikaw singitan sa pila? Magaling ka eh.rnechos: isa ka ring magaling eh.. may talent ka? rnwatusi: may plan at arrangement.. gets?rnrnbottom line is may sked.. hinde nyo ba gets?rn
    Nov 14 2011 @ 06:18pm     Reply  
  • bangkok
    well hintaying nlng natin magpaliwanag ung UST para maayos na. Pero ALAM nating lahat na wala nman tlagang TALENT ung mga tga GMA. So kng nagawa man ni Anne un dahil confident sya sa sarili nya at alam nyang mas may talent sya sa mga artis ng GMA. Mga tga GMA, tingnan nyo mga talent nyo versus ABS, sa ilang taon nyo na sa industriya hindi nyo pa rin maayos ayos mga talent nyo.
    Nov 14 2011 @ 06:16pm     Reply  
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  • sid
    walang breeding talaga ang Kapuso! kulang sa Orientation..nag request si Anne kahit mag HI lang xa pero d parin pinayagan! takot lang kayo na makatongtong si Anne sa Stage, dahil for sure, itsapwera/basura mga artista ng GMA.. I really hate GMA7! mag shut down na sana kayo! pweeee....
    Nov 14 2011 @ 06:08pm     Reply  
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  • atm
    anne curtis lumalaki ulo. feeling nya kung kelan lang nya mafeel pumanik sa stage pwede. pa-star masyado.
    Nov 14 2011 @ 11:17am     Reply  
  • samy
    Ohhhh PLEASE GMA! sympre gagawa kayo ng side nyo dba.?! pathetic!
    Nov 14 2011 @ 10:22am     Reply  
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  • sensei
    who f*cking cares?rn
    Nov 14 2011 @ 10:10am     Reply  
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  • echos
    GMA "Talents"?? Eh walang talent nga yung mga nandun eh.
    Nov 14 2011 @ 09:49am     Reply  
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  • marian rivera
    anu ba kayo mga chaka tama tlga si anne mga nobody nman mga co artist ko sa GMA ako lang ang maganda at kilala dyan noh!!!!
    Nov 14 2011 @ 09:34am     Reply  
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  • watusi
    organizers dapat ang maglabas ng statement, mukha kasing may favoritism na naganap at inuuna yung talents ng isang network lang
    Nov 14 2011 @ 09:26am     Reply  
  • michie
    piling naman kasi nitong Anne Curtis na ito sya lng ang may lakad...sya ang wlang consideration sa ibang talent....malalaos ka din..hmmphhh
    Nov 14 2011 @ 09:17am     Reply  
  • alexie anne
    kasi nga naman Anne organizers dapat ang tanungin mo hindi yung sa GMA ka magtatanong tsk tsk pakialam nila sayo eh hindi ka naman nila talent syempre mas uunahin nila yung talent nila and besides di lang naman time mo ang precious pano na yung ibang talent na may lakad din tsk tsk another primadonna in the making
    Nov 14 2011 @ 09:01am     Reply  
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