It can be recalled that Cuneta, who celebrated her 54th birthday earlier this week, mulled retirement after spending much of her life in show business and thought of working more on her personal life.
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Sharon Cuneta renews ABS-CBN contract amid franchise renewal issue
Ratziel San Juan (Philstar.com) - January 9, 2020 - 7:00pm

MANILA, Philippines — "Megastar" Sharon Cuneta inked her contract once again with ABS-CBN, the network she considers “home” despite earlier considering retirement from the showbiz industry.

It can be recalled that Cuneta, who celebrated her 54th birthday last January 6, mulled retirement after spending much of her life in show business and thought of working more on personal life.

“Since last year l have seriously been thinking of semi-retiring. I am so very tired. It has been 41 years of work, work, work for me, and at some point, kailangan na rin sabihin sa sarili na ‘tama na,’ (you need to admit that ‘enough is enough’),” she posted emotionally on Instagram in September last year.

“When will it ever be enough?” 

Sharon then clarified that she might take the occasional concert or movie project that would warrant sacrificing time from her home and family.

“Sinasabi ko na sa inyo ito, mga mahal kong Sharonians. Mahal na mahal ko kayo...pero pagod na rin si Mama...Di naman siguro ako biglang forever na mawawala...pero konting-konti na lang siguro ang kakayanin kong ibigay until magpahinga na ako at i-enjoy naman ang tinatawag na private life na alam ng karamihan pero tungkol saan kokonti lang ang alam ko…”

(I’m telling you my dear Sharonians. I love you all...but Mama is tired...It’s not like I’ll disappear forever...but I’m nearing the point of settling down and enjoying what we call a private life which many but me are familiar with.)

“I know you will all understand.”

The actress-singer has entertained Philippine audiences for around 40 years, including two decades with ABS-CBN, and shows no signs of stopping soon.

Fans expressed support for Sharon’s choice to remain a Kapamilya but expressed concern for her short- and long-term future considering ABS-CBN's franchise renewal issue.

The media giant’s franchise is set to expire on March 30.

I couldn't talk about how it was when Kakie and I said our goodbyes. This is all I can share with you. Taken a few minutes before I left for the airport. I had asked her to not take me downstairs and see me leave the hotel, so the goodbyes were in the room, where I was trying so very hard to hold back my tears. I left her by our room's door, then she closed it and stayed inside. I walked to the elevator and let go of my tears. Then while I was waiting for the lift to come up to our floor, she ran from the room to me and we hugged each other one last time, our tears freely flowing now, then I told her to run back to the room before I entered the elevator. It was a painful goodbye. But my girl is strong. She is my and her Daddy's daughter, so I know she will be fine. I miss her so much. But this is for her own good and I have put my selfishness aside to let her spread her wings and fly. On another note, and this is important- Since last year l have seriously been thinking of semi-retiring. I am so very tired. It has been 41 years of work, work, work for me, and at some point, kailangan na rin sabihin sa sarili na "tama na." When will it ever be enough? Sometimes you just have to put your foot down and say it's okay, and it'll all be okay. Maybe I'll do a concert here and there every once in a while, or a movie that I feel will really be worth the few months it'll take me away from my home and family. Sinasabi ko na sa inyo ito, mga mahal kong Sharonians. Mahal na mahal ko kayo...pero pagod na rin si Mama...Di naman siguro ako biglang forever na mawawala...pero konting-konti na lang siguro ang kakayanin kong ibigay until magpahinga na ako at i-enjoy naman ang tinatawag na private life na alam ng karamihan pero tungkol saan kokonti lang ang alam ko...I know you will all understand. I love you all and this has nothing to do with Kakie leaving. Like I said, last year ko pa naiisip at nararamdaman ito, at kinausap ko na rin ang pamilya at manager at team ko noon pa tungkol dito. I love you all so much, and I will try my very best to give you the best of me before I say goodbye. God bless us all. Goodnight everyone.??????????????????????

50.1k Likes, 1,572 Comments - ActorSingerPresenter (@reallysharoncuneta) on Instagram: "I couldn't talk about how it was when Kakie and I said our goodbyes. This is all I can share with..."

Related: WATCH: Sharon Cuneta pleads Duterte to reconsider ABS-CBN franchise renewal

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