Martin Nievera, the country's Concert King, stays a Kapamilya after renewing a contract with ABS-CBN during a signing event in Las Vegas, USA, on Friday (November 4).
For Martin, his contract renewal with ABS-CBN is one of the highlights of his 40th showbiz anniversary celebration, adding that he is grateful and honored to remain a Kapamilya through and through, and is excited for what is in store for him in the coming years.
"To be asked to stay Kapamilya forever, I'm very touched. The word Kapamilya may sound like a title, but for me it's a true honor. It's a great badge we wear because some of the greatest artists have walked our hallways and studios," Martin said.
"I'm proud to say that there are a couple of things growing for me. There's just endless possibilities on what they have in store for me. But first and foremost, I must remain loyal, positive, keep inspiring, and more importantly I must remember that I am in the service of the Filipino people wherever," he added.
Present during the signing ceremony were ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak and COO for broadcast Cory Vidanes.
Martin has been a mainstay with ABS-CBN as one of its artists since the network's re-opening in 1986, most notably as one of the pioneer performers for "ASAP Natin 'To."
He has served as a celebrity judge for various Kapamilya singing competitions including "The X Factor Philippines" and "I Love OPM," talk show host for "Martin Late @ Nite" and "LSS: The Martin Nievera Show," and co-hosted the musical gameshow "Twist and Shout." Martin also released multiple tracks with Star Music, with some as theme songs for beloved teleseryes such as "Maging Sino Ka Man" and "A Beautiful Affair."