Luis Manzano denies offers to leave ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 20 2013 04:47 PM | Updated as of Mar 21 2013 12:47 AM

TV host and actor Luis Manzano

MANILA – Television host and actor Luis Manzano denied that he planned to transfer to another network when his contract with ABS-CBN had expired.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Manzano said the Kapamilya network has been good to him and there’s no reason for him to jump ship.

“Wala. Ang sinabi ko naman talaga nung time na iyon -- I think there was an interview that I did -- sabi ko totoo naman kung matapos ang kontrata mo, if mas gusto mo offer ng kabilang istasyon, kung malaki ang pera, lumipat ka,” he said.

“But nagkataon wala. I could say na there were no offers naman from either [channel] 7 or 5. I’m here. It’s not just because wala akong offer kaya ako nandito. Napakaganda ng inilatag sa akin ng ABS,” he added.

On Wednesday, Manzano signed another three-year contract with ABS-CBN, which includes more game shows and a television series.

While he is open to doing a movie as well, Manzano said his current schedule won’t permit him to do so.

“Movies, may mga offers pero hindi talaga kaya ng schedule. Mahirap eh. Mayroon dapat gagawin siyempre hindi ko naman puwede sabihin, pero nagkataon na it’s gonna be my rest month. Sa puntong iyon, parati akong aalis so it will be very unfair din naman. Kumbaga hindi pa talaga kaya ng sched in terms of mga kailangan kong gawin sa TV,” he said.

Meanwhile, Manzano broke his silence on rumors that Korean star Sandara Park wants to return to the Philippines and do a film with him.

“Si Sandy kasi sobrang home sick. So I’m sure she wants to do something with ABS again, she wants to do a movie. Siguro 'yung comfort level kasi niya sa akin, kuya-kuyahan kami. Kaya siguro gusto niya ako makasama. Sabi ko nga sana ma-pick up ng management. If they decide na gusto nila bumalik si Sandy dito, eh ‘di napakasaya na ng pelikula na iyon,” he said.

Manzano currently hosts “Minute To Win It,” “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal” and “Pilipinas Got Talent.”