WAYBACK in July 10, 2020, the Congress has come to the decision of ignoring the franchise renewal application of ABS-CBN.
“Ito pong si Toni,” Inang asseverated, “gave a generous portion of her talent fee, if not all, para po sa mga empleyado ng ABS-CBN na nawalan po ng trabaho noong in-order 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 thousandfold and that blessings may continue to abound you in all aspects of your life.”
At this juncture, Inang became emotional with Toni’s boundless “generosity” and “selflessness.”
Tinanggap raw kasi ni Toni ang digital talk show na I Feel You na ang salary ay based on the “starting rate” at hindi ‘yung normal talent fee ng TV host-actress.
“Noong una ka naming pinakiusapan gawin ang programang ito,” she intoned, “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.”
Ms. Olivia gave a special message on Toni’s 36th birthday celebration on the set of I Feel You last Sunday, January 17.
Looking back, Toni and Madam Olivia first worked together in the movie Starting Over Again, the 2014 Star Cinema film that was starred in by the actress and Piolo Pascual.
“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.”
Toni’s presently hosting ABS-CBN’s reality show Pinoy Big Brother: Connect.
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And with that, ito po ang Kuya Pete ninyo na nagsasabing, Christopher, my son, I love you very, very much, my love for you goes beyond eternity.
Adios. Mabalos. I always need you, Nhong!
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