- He added that he felt a lot of pressure as he suddenly became the husband that had no work.
- Bautista is now back to the grind as The Clash Season 3 started and All-Out Sunday resumed its broadcast.
Singer Christian Bautista shared his thoughts about unemployment after being jobless for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
He stated that he felt the hardships of the Filipinos who are struggling as he experienced it first hand.
Adding to the pressure of not having any income, he shared that it worried him more because he has a wife.
“Mahirap din sa akin dahil mas pressure ang napunta sa akin kasi I am the husband. So, suddenly, the husband had no work,” he said during the virtual press conference of The Clash Season 3, which is a reality singing competition from GMA-7.
He added that he’s really thankful for his wife, Kat Ramnani, for helping them throughout that time as she still managed to keep her job.
Ramnani is the head of the Strategy and Program Management of Content Business of one of the biggest telecommunications companies in the country.
“So, I’m blessed and thankful na my wife still has work. Of course, kasi she’s in corporate.”
But as much as he’s grateful for his wife’s career, he admitted that it got him thinking about the situation if ever he decided to enter the corporate world or established a business long ago.
“Yung mga thoughts ko na dapat ba nag-farming ako, dapat ba nag-corporate na lang ako, pumapasok. Dapat ba meron akong ibang ginawang side business long ago?”
Bautista added that during his unemployment phase, he even thought of ways to earn money.
“Ang ginawa ko na lang, ngayon na lang ako magsa-side business. Ngayon na lang ako maghahanap ng ano puwede ko i-broker, ano pwede ko i-social media influence. Paano ako kikita sa livestream. Gagawa ba ako ng kanta? Magpo-produce ba ako? So, it’s really more on creating. Creating something out of nothing. That’s what I always say.”
But now, he is really thankful because he survived that challenge and is now looking forward to the new season of The Clash which started last October 3.
“So, thank God, kahit papano meron din naman pumapasok. Even more thankful na meron na kaming AOS at The Clash, at studio na.”
He is also a part of the Sunday variety show, All-Out Sunday, which also resumed its weekly broadcast.