Olivia Lamasan reveals Toni Gonzaga gave her talent fee to retrenched emplσyees of ABS-CBN, thanks host for her generσsity


Toni Gonzaga became emotional after ABS-CBN Films Managing Director Olivia Lamasan expressed her gratitude to the television host during her birthday special on I Feel U

“Happy birthday Tin. I am sending you my heart so full of love and gratitude for everything, for all the support that you have given ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN Films, Star Cinema. Sobrang maraming salamat anak. Thank you so much for staying on with us,” Olivia said in her recorded message for Toni.

The ABS-CBN executive thanked Toni for being selfless and for accepting the I Feel U project when it was offered to her. 

“Nung una ka naming pinakiusapan gawin ang programang ito, sabi namin kung puwede tanggapin mo ito sa starting rate namin. Hindi kami nagdalawang salita. You readily accepted it, believing in the purpose, believing in the objective that we have which is to maintain our presence and for us to continue serving the Filipino audience. For that, truly I am so grateful to you,” Olivia stated. 

She also revealed that Toni shared her talent fee when the Congress ordered its shutdown in July last year. 

“Ito pong si Toni gave a generous portion of her talent fee, if not all, para po sa mga empleyado ng ABS-CBN na nawalan po ng trabaho nung inorder po ng Congress na i-shutdown kami. I will never forget that kasi napaiyak mo ako noon sa sobrang kalakihan ng puso mo at kabutihan mo. I pray that God returns your generosity a thousand-fold and that blessings may continue to abound you in all aspects of your life,” she said. 

Turning emotional, Toni remarked that hosting I Feel U is a dream come true for her. 

“Nung 2019 na magwe-welcome ng 2020, wala pang pandemic noon. Sinulat ko sa planner ko na ‘What is your dream for you 20th year in the business?’ Sabi ko my dream is to have my own show where I can talk to people and I can interview them. Sinulat ko yun tapos nagsara yung ABS so naisip ko parang hindi na mangyayari yung dream ko na iyon. I got a call nung March from Inang (Lamasan). She said the exact words na sinulat ko doon sa planner,” she revealed.

Toni added, “Nagsara na yung network natin noon pero iba pala kapag binigay mo na lang kay God yung dreams mo. Yung mga binibitawan mo, hindi pala binibitawan ng Diyos yun para sayo. I am very grateful.”

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Vice Ganda gets emσtiσnal in It’s Showtime again recalling celebrities who left the network.

In an episode of the noontime show, Vice became emσtiσnal again during their segment Tawag Ng Tanghalan: Resbakan.

At one moment, the hosts and the contєndєr talked about the plot twist in their life that they don’t want to happen.

The Unkabogable star then shared his feelings about this. For Vice, he is more realistic and looking for the possibilities in the future.

“Ang ayaw ko maging plot twist, yung sasabihin na last day na ng Showtime,” Vice honestly said.

The comedian host went on to say that he can’t process when the time comes. He then recalled how he felt during the stardom of AlDub.

AlDub was the love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza in Eat Bulaga that really became one of the most trending episodes of the show.

“Kasi nangyari na ‘to samin dati. Ako talaga hinanda ko na sarili ko na feeling ko talaga na tatanggaℓin kami nung panahon ng AlDub.”

”Feeling ko wala nang nanonood ng Showtime parang buong Pilipinas nakatutok sa AlDub.”

The Praybeyt Bejamin star also shared that he felt losing at that time but he chose to keep on going. It turns out that Vice expected the management to drop the show.

It is because during in 2015 when AlDub made waves, their rating began to decline. But the ABS-CBN kept on going that Vice made him realize that he will never leave his home network.

“Hindi ako nilaglag, hindi nilaglag ang show. Kaya sabi ko talaga ‘mαgkαmαtαyαn na, hindi ko iiwanan ‘tong ABS-CBN ngayon.”

Vice then said that he won’t leave ABS-CBN just like it didn’t give up on him. He also mentioned Billy Crawford and Direct Bobet Vidanes that are now in rival network.