We would like to clarify the issues related to the incident at the USTv awards’ launch, where Anne Curtis was invited to perform. The call time for Anne was 7PM and she arrived on time. She was scheduled to sing at 7:30 PM as originally scheduled but due to some reasons, the program was delayed.
Because Anne had been waiting for quite some time, the organizers of USTv awards decided to put her spot number after TV5’s presentation and before GMA 7 artists’ number. Unfortunately, she was not able to perform or even greet the crowd because a staff from GMA-7 stopped her. The organizers of the event, who should be the ones making the decisions for the program, failed to control the incident.
ABS-CBN understands that such delays and compromises occur during events like the USTv Awards Kick Off Party. During such times, people involved at the event might just have to extend extra patience and consideration.
BONG R. OSORIO
Head, Corporate Communications Division