Hindi raw ikinagulat ni Gary Valenciano ang ipinost ng kanyang anak na si Gab Valenciano sa Facebook noong September 13 tungkol sa dahilan ng pag-alis nito sa showbiz.
Pahayag ni Mr. Pure Energy, “Alam ko kung anong pinagdaanan niya, e.
“I was going to respond actually.
“I was going to really post something kasi mayroon siyang pinost, e, but then I thought about it.
“Sabi ko, many people most probably will look at it and say, ‘Ay, may conflict yung dalawa, may ganyan-ganyan.’
“As a matter of fact, Charo Santos [-Concio, ABS-CBN president] even quoted some of what he said, and she posted it on her Facebook.
“I said, ‘Really!?’
"Because she really understood... I think she understood a lot of what Gab went through.
“You know, Gabriel is 27 years old, he’s so grown up now.”
Nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at ibang miyembro ng press si Gary ngayong Lunes, October 19, sa Mesa restaturant, sa Tomas Morato, Quezon City, para sa kanyang mini-press conference.
THE REASON BEHIND. Naibahagi rin ni Gary kung saan nagmula ang ideya ni Gab na mag-post sa Facebook ng kanyang nararamdaman.
Kuwento niya, “Maganda lang it wasn’t triggered by an argument with somebody.
“It was triggered in an Uber, with a Filipino driver, who gently told him, 'Don’t forget where you came from.'
“Most people came to me and commented about what he said was ‘ang lalim ng pinagdaanan niya.’
"Not everybody agreed, but they didn’t agree 100 percent, but they did not disagree 100 percent also."
Naging unfair ba talaga ang showbiz kay Gab?
Sagot ni Gary, “In a way...
“There are moments I was also treated like that.
"So, I understand, and the industry can be very unfair.
"Maybe you might have a project na hindi naman matatanggap ng lahat ng tao na kahit sa palagay mo 'wow.'"
SUPPORTIVE FATHER. Natutuwa naman daw si Gary para sa pangalawang anak dahil paunti-unti ay natutupad na nito ang mga gusto niyang gawin.
Hindi rin naman daw ganun kadali ang ginagawa ni Gab sa abroad.
Nakangiting kuwento ni Gary, “He’s done with music.
"He’s into editing, directing, and all.
“If you’ll go on his Facebook, you’ll see one of his demos.
“It’s a 15-minute demo for a particular car brand, you can see what he’s into now.
“He is getting there, he is really in that spirit of wanting to achieve something.
"Kasi he’s got to prove now the things that he wants to prove, even to himself.
“He’s posting a lot of stuff and he is really excited.
"I think he is also really excited for people to see kung bakit niya nasabi iyon at kung ano yung ginawa para lang ma-accomplish ito."
Ayon pa kay Gary, naka-enrol ngayon si Gab sa isang online course.
“It’s exciting kasi when I sat with him once, and he told me what the plans were, napaganyan talaga ako, ‘Are you serious?’
"And I said, ‘Wow!’"
At kahit anuman ang mangyari, susuporatahan daw ni Gary ang kanyang anak ano pa man ang naging desisyon nito.
“I’ll be there for him in the same way that Gab has been always there for me, when I have a tour, when I have a concert.
“Nangyari na ‘yan sa akin, I’ve been through all the ins and outs.”