Toni Gonzaga will no longer be hosting ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) after 16 years.
The news came a day after Gonzaga warmly introduced Rep. Rodante Marcoleta at the commencement of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte-Carpio’s campaign for the presidency and vice-presidency in Bulacan.
The Philippine Arena was expected to have around 25,000 attendees and it sure looked like it based on photos shared on social media.
Supporters of the movement danced to Bagong Lipunan, the song used by former president Ferdinand Marcos to promote Martial Law.
“Tapos na. May nanalo na. Tapos na ang laban!” Gonzaga said with all energy.
She also welcomed Marcoleta, one of the representatives who helped shut ABS-CBN down last year.
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Following the unfortunate shutdown in 2020, Gonzaga was quoted as saying: “Sa lahat ng nasa posisyon ngayon, hindi namin makakalimutan ang ginawa n’yo sa mga trabahador ng ABS-CBN,”
People saw how she flipped on the network so quickly and hoped that she’d face repercussions, and so she did. Reports circulating online suggest that she may never get the chance to host PBB again. ABS-CBN’s Facebook page said in a deleted post that Gonzaga endorsed Bianca Gonzales to replace her on the program.
Gonzaga has been the main host of PBB since 2005. People said that ABS-CBN gave her the chance to save face following her questionable decisions lately.
Binigyan na lang yan ng graceful exit. Alam nya kasi na sinusuka na sya ng network, sa katraydoran nya. Kaya ang narrative nila sya kunwari ung victim.
— CaliBash (@TonieBartolome) February 9, 2022
Gonzaga sold out, netizens said.
Disappointed na ako kay Toni Gonzaga pero bakit ako na sasad na wala na siya sa PBB? Really ate Toni? You will choose BBM over your career? https://t.co/juhKAHa9cx
— Riy❣️ (@jaaayski7) February 9, 2022
I used to admire Toni Gonzaga and even mimic her hosting skills on PBB. She was the reason why I stay up late to catch PBB on Primetime. Haaaays! Ang lala pala talaga niya ☹️
— Ken Tibre (@superkentibre) February 9, 2022
Gonzaga is a big name and some Kapamilya admit that PBB will never be the same without her but the betrayal she displayed was more than enough to have walked out the door.
It's sad that Toni Gonzaga will no longer host PBB. Her iconic line "Hello Philippines, Hello World" will be missed.
However, she made the best decision to leave. Supporting politicians who were the reason why a lot of Kapamilyas loss their jobs was like a betrayal to them. pic.twitter.com/0y24PlwuD5
— PBB Kumunity Season 10 (@PBBKumunity) February 9, 2022
Toni Gonzaga, the magnanakaw-and-sinungaling sympathizer will NOT RETURN TO PBB?!
Tinalaban ng hiya? Sa kapal ng panga er mukha, she doesnt deserve to step on d grounds of ABS CBN after introducing Marcoleta.
— Markus Villa (@makeapoint690) February 9, 2022
Before her exit from PBB, she left a bad taste in people’s mouths.
Toni Gonzaga actively campaigning for Marcoleta who spearheaded the denial of franchise renewal of ABSCBN is a whole ‘nother level of nakakadiri. Kapal ng mukha mong magpakita pa sa doorsteps ng ABS after this.
— AJ De Leon (@theAJdeleon) February 8, 2022
Hindi kasalanan ng anak ang kasalanan ng ama, pero iboto ang anak kasi mahal niyo ang ama? Ano ba talaga? https://t.co/lbwBzAmoe8
— Jai Cabajar #NeverAgain (@jaicabajar) February 8, 2022
Dati wala akong pakialam kung sino ang gusto ninyong suportahan pero ang suportahan ang taong nagpasara ng ABS-CBN ay sobrang dagok na lalo na kung sa ABS-CBN ka nagtatrabaho. pic.twitter.com/0IM0N99efb
— Raymund Dizon (@raymdizon) February 8, 2022