GMA7 claimed that Mo Twister’s contract is effective from May 4, 2009 to May 3, 2010, but that it had the exclusive and irrevocable option to renew the contract. Which allegedly Mo Twister did not want to renew his contract with the network and resigned as host of the Sunday show Showbiz Central. Now they are suing him for breach of contract.
Allegedly Mo Twister wrote GMA7 as early as March, saying he did not want to renew his talent agreement but the network refused to let him go. The network wrote TV5 on March 26 about GMA’s talent agreement with Gumatay. GMA7 also wrote TV5 informing them of the agreement with Mo. GMA7 asked the court for Mo Twister to comply with the agreement with the network and stop from being a talent of TV5.
The network said Gumatay should be ordered to pay P1,040,000 — the amount equal to double his total compensation for one year — and P1-M in exemplary damages. GMA also asked that an order be issued for the host and TV5 to pay P1-M in attorney’s fees and P1-M as litigation expenses.