In a virtual interview launching her new online show, I Feel U on Sunday, Toni Gonzaga said that ABS-CBN will not stop serving the Filipino people.
“I think hindi naman mawawala ang Kapamilya network sa puso ng bawat Pilipino. Totoo ‘yun. Hindi man nila tayo napapanood sa ngayon sa telebisyon, pero hindi tayo titigil na magbigay ng entertainment, ng service, ng balita para sa ating mga kapamilya because that’s what the company is all about,” she said.
Gonzaga also assured her full support for ABS-CBN saying: “We will do our best para makapagbigay din ng aming serbisyo para sa aming home network.”
She also answered why she rarely posts on social media.
“Hindi na rin kasi ako ma-post sa IG (Instagram) ko. Talagang minsan na lang din ako mag-IG. I guess it’s part of being a mom lalo na ngayon na lagi lang akong nasa bahay so mas less lang ‘yung life ko on social media. Mas more ‘yung life ko on real life. I’m living the moment. Mas I’m cherishing the moment,” she explained.
For her, it is more important to spent time with her son Seve.
“Sometimes as parents, we can be there for our kids physically but we are not emotionally and mentally with them. So ito ang naging decision ko, that I will focus on taking care of Seve, on what’s going on inside the house than listening to the noise that’s been going on outside because hindi natin mako-control ‘yun,” she said.
“Like what I said, you let go of the things you can’t control. What you can control is your emotions, your words and your mind and your heart. If you focus on that, you will have peace in your heart kasi alam mo eh. Hindi mo mako-control ang negativity, hindi mo mako-control ang trolls at bashers. They will always be there,” she added.
She also believes that “not give them the power” is the key in properly dealing with the bashers.
“If you fight them with words, you allow them to affect you. There are some battles that are not worth fighting for, for me. You just choose your battles wisely and you ignore what you have to ignore for your peace of mind and para may peace sa heart. At this point, we do not need any more negativity and any more hatred. Quota na tayo diyan. It’s about time we start spreading more positivity, love,” she said.
Gonzaga was asked if this is also advised her sister Alex and she said, “Si Alex kasi she has her own mind. Like what Paul (Soriano, her husband) says, control what you can and let go of what you cannot. So she has her own mind. She learns from it. She learns from everything. That will help her as a person.
“She will grow from this, she will mature from this. Whatever experience ‘yung pinagdadaanan niya, matututo naman siya doon so hindi ko na siya pinakikialaman,” she added.
During the 2016 Presidential Election, many were unhappy with Gonzaga sisters for being solid supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte and Bongbong Marcos. In fact, both have attended a private dinner with the President at Malacanang Palace.
During the issue with the ABS-CBN franchise renewal, Toni just continued working. “I think the best thing that we can do right now is just to be present. Just to show up in our work. Just to be professional. Just do whatever it is that is asked of us. Be ready. Know our scenes. Keep doing what we usually do.”
It seems that she is playing safe with the issue that 11,000 employees might lose their jobs.
“Prayers na lang. Kasi hindi naman natin alam kahihinatnanan ng buong ordeal. Basta ang prayer ko, sana hindi maapektuhan ang workers. Siguro ang prayer natin is magkaroon ng solusyon, and mag-continue pa rin yung pagbibigay saya sa mga manonood,” she added.