Toni Gonzaga in talks with ABS-CBN bosses over ‘The Buzz’ offer

MANILA, Philippines – Toni Gonzaga has confirmed that her camp and the management of ABS-CBN are now discussing the possibility of her replacing Kris Aquino on “The Buzz.”

When asked about the progress of the negotiations, however, Gonzaga declined to give additional details.

“Ngayon kasi parang hindi pa namin puwedeng sabihin lahat. Ako kasi it’s not yet over until it’s over. Marami pang puwedeng mangyari, maraming pwedeng mabago. So, may mga pag-uusap,” she said.

And since there is no announcement yet from the management, she said she does not want to assume anything.

“Dito sa industriyang ito lahat ng gagawin mo may pressure, whether it be pupunta ka sa isang show, may gagawin ka, kahit ano… pelikula, hosting. Pero right now, hindi pa natin iniintindi ang ganoong bagay. Sasagutin natin ‘yan kapag final na ang lahat. Sa ngayon kasi hintayin natin ang magaganap. Meron pang ilang weeks si Ate Kris,” she said.

Just the same, Gonzaga said it would be an honor for her to work again with Boy Abunda, Aquino’s co-host on “The Buzz” and “SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon.”

“It’s always a pleasure to work with Tito Boy. Siguro it’s an honor na rin for me kasi being with someone in the business noong bago pa lang ako, siya ‘yong nag-interview sa akin. Noong bata pa lang ako napapanood ko na siya sa iba’t ibang talk shows before. Nabigyan ako ng pagkakataon na maka-trabaho siya sa SNN noong nag-substitute kami kay Ate Kris. Malaking bagay na rin sa akin ‘yon. Ang dami kong natutunan sa kanya,” she said.

She went on to describe Abunda as “very professional” and someone who “doesn’t steal the limelight from you.”

“Hinahayaan ka niyang mag-shine in your own way and he pushes you, tinutulungan ka niya kapag kasama ka niya sa isang hosting stint. Hindi niya pinaparamdam sa ‘yo ‘yong status niya, ‘yung capabilities niya as a host. Ang mas pinaparamdam niya sa ‘yo ‘yong maging comfortable ka sa kanya and this is something na I will always treasure,” she said.

Aquino’s last day on “The Buzz” is on June 27. -Report by Bernie Franco, ABS-CBN.com

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