If an image paints a thousand phrases, then a compressed video of an all smiles Toni Gonzaga fist bumping and sharing the stage with presidential frontrunner Bongbong Marcos paints a gazillion.
Now that the Might 9 nationwide and native elections are simply three days away, the nation might already heave a sigh of reduction as this tumultuous and grueling marketing campaign season will draw to a detailed.
The unhappy and ugly norm of name-calling and intense dislike in opposition to opposing camps and supporters will all be a factor of the previous.
Throughout this election season, one particular person who stood out above everybody else is Toni Gonzaga. I point out her title as a result of Toni has been the topic of ridicule, contempt, and hatred by supporters of the opposition, merely due to standing for her choice to assist Bongbong.
Elegant is an understatement when defining Toni, as she handles properly the huge bashing she receives up till in the present day. I suppose, for some individuals who proceed to berate Toni, the saying that “folks will pay for varsity, however they can’t purchase class” is true.
Numerous considerations have been raised concerning Toni’s selection and he or she is aware of all too properly that this choice will value her one thing. However she risked every thing—simply to assist Bongbong. She is aware of and believes in her coronary heart that Bongbong Marcos is the chief that this nation wants.
So why are peoole asking her to apologize? Since when do you must apologize for standing up for one’s conviction?
A few of her colleagues within the showbiz business might have already lower ties and cancelled her, however Toni remained sturdy and brave. She by no means retorted and he or she by no means spoke ailing in direction of her colleagues.
Regardless of how draining and exhausting the marketing campaign season is, Toni’s seen smiles, her enthusiasm, grace and refreshing vigor are seen throughout UniTeam sorties.
A grateful Bongbong even informed Toni that his standing was elevated because the launch of her Toni Talks episode with him.
A transparent illustration of that is the 14 million viewership the episode gathered since its launch final September 13, 2021.
Actuality test for these castigating and placing Toni on trial for selecting Bongbong Marcos: in a civilized society, you can not simply push and shove your beliefs down in another person’s throat.
The true that means of democracy is acknowledging that every of us has our personal free will. Toni has her proper to precise her personal perception and selection.
What Toni is doing is revolutionary as she continues to be adored by her legions of followers.
Alternatively, it appears the opposing camp’s angle in direction of Toni and her selection all of the extra saturated their candidate’s hope for the presidency, making it dimmer and even permitting Bongbong to take an enormous lead over his rivals. It’s not even shut.
Fairly fittingly, it can finish the place all of it started: it was Toni who began it and Bongbong Marcos who will end it.
And so this leaves me with this query: Will Toni be the primary one to interview Bongbong Marcos after he wins the Presidency?
Let’s wait and see.
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