In light of Toni Gonzaga’s recently announced departure from “Pinoy Big Brother,” ABS-CBN and the "PBB" management have both released official statements accepting the actress-host's resignation.
On the official Instagram account of ABS-CBN PR, the media company expressed its gratitude for Toni’s work as the main host of the reality show for 16 years. In the same post, ABS-CBN accepted Toni’s resignation and honored her “personal choices.”
The statement read, “Nagpapasalamat ang ABS-CBN kay Toni Gonzaga-Soriano sa 16 na taon ng pagiging main host ng ‘Pinoy Big Brother.’ Pinapahalagahan namin si Toni bilang mahusay na program host na nagserbisyo sa mga Pilipino kasama namin bilang Kapamilya. Natanggap namin ang desisyon niyang mag-resign sa ‘Pinoy Big Brother’ at iginagalang namin ang kanyang personal choices.”
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“ABS-CBN remains grateful to Toni Gonzaga-Soriano for the 16 years of being the main host of ‘Pinoy Big Brother.’ We value Toni’s hosting prowess and her many years of serving the Filipino with us as our Kapamilya. We accept her resignation from ‘Pinoy Big Brother’ and respect her personal choices,” wrote ABS-CBN.
ABS-CBN’s statement comes a day after “PBB” uploaded an immediate response to Toni’s public announcement of her departure on Instagram.
“We respect the decision of Toni Gonzaga-Soriano to step down as main host of ‘Pinoy Big Brother.’ Toni has been part of our reality show for 16 years and we thank her for helping bring the stories of our housemates to our viewers,” the “PBB” management announced.
Yesterday, February 9, Toni went public with her decision to not return as the main host of “Pinoy Big Brother.” She also stated that the reality show is in good hands under fellow host Bianca Gonzalez.
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