Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) host Robi Domingo reacted to the apology issued by the brother of the recently evicted housemate Russu Laurente.
“I want to apologize to all those who got hurt by Russu, about that issue [ABS-CBN franchise renewal controversy] especially you, Sir Robi, I know you were hurt. I am asking for forgiveness. I hope you will forgive Russu. Because of Brother, he has already forgiven Russu,” said Criztian Pitt Laurente, brother of Russu.
Robi Domingo responded, “Gusto ko lang sabihin na, i just wanna clarify, si Russu po para sa akin ay hindi po kaaway hindi po sya ang villain as a matter of fact isa po siyang victim ng kakaibang sistema, ng broken system. Ang maganda po dito ay matuto tayo ng sabay sabay at syempre let’s grow as a Filipinos. Maraming maraming salamat (to Criztian Laurente) at na appreciate ko yan.”
On January 2, Domingo once again opened up on the issue of the ABS-CBN shutdown.
“PBB has nothing to do with this, it’s just me, but I want to bring back what he said before to his issue with Aizyl. ′′ We can forgive, but we will not forget.” This is the voice of those who lost. When they all come out of the brother’s house, I will show them this (ABS-CBN logo), think of it, it’s not just a symbol, this is our mantra, this is our life,” Domingo said.
Toni Gonzaga defends ex-PBB housemate Russu
Meanwhile, Toni Gonzaga who is also a PBB host defended Russu who was in favor of the ABS-CBN shut down.
“Back to work this 2021. For our 2nd eviction night housemate Russu was evicted because of a mistake he did that eventually made him realize the damage it has done,” Toni wrote.
“People are very quick to judge him, call him names and crucify him on social media because of it without realizing that at 19 years old, he doesn’t know the gravity of words spoken,” she added.
Toni Gonzaga added the ex-PBB housemate has already learned his lessons and it will help him mature in life.
“He has learned his lesson and this will help him grow and mature in life. And now that he knows better, He will do better. May this also serve as a reminder for us to not define and label a person by the mistakes they’ve committed but from how they rise up, rebuild and become a better person they are really supposed to be,” she said.