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Star Magic talent Actor Rafael Rossell has transferred to another TV network.

Rossell recently signed a contract with GMA-7, the Kapamilya network’s closest competitor.

“More than growing as an actor, I want to grow as a person,” Rossell said of his transfer. “And I believe challenging the different fields in our industry and working with a great variety of people will help me achieve such growth.”

Last seen as a Kapamilya in primetime series “Dahil sa Pag-Ibig,” Rossell was part of Star Circle Batch 9, a group of young talents groomed by ABS-CBN’s talent management arm.

Rossell earned his breakthrough role when he was cast opposite actress Claudine Barretto in the first-of-its-kind “fantaserye” (fantasy series) “Marina” in 2004.

He appeared in a number of drama series in ABS-CBN, including “Midnight Phantom” and “Kristine,” where he was paired with actress Denise Laurel, and “100 Days to Heaven,” where he played Bart opposite Jodi Sta. Maria’s Sofia. (MNS)