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Boy Abunda on his former talents: 'Lahat nakakaunawa, wala kaming iringan'

Boy Abunda says that he remains on good terms with the artists under his former management company, Backroom Inc.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

9/17/2011 9:49 PM
Boy Abunda on his former talents: 'Lahat nakakaunawa, wala kaming iringan'


091711-boy_main.jpgBoy Abunda explained that the transfer of ownership of his PR/management company, Backroom Inc., to his employees came at the perfect time in his life. Not only because he needed to reduce his workload and spend more time with his ailing mom; but also because his staff deserved to be rewarded for their loyal service through the years. “For the past 12 years, lahat naman talaga ng kinikita ng Backroom napupunta sa emplayado pero ako ang may-ari. Ang pagkakaiba po ngayon ay inilipat ko na ang ownership ng kompanya sa kanila ngayon. It’s my way of saying thank you to the people who have worked with me all their lives. Some have worked for me for eight years, even twenty five years,” he said in an interview with Push.com.ph right after his inspirational message to the Direct Sales community of Splash Corporation at Resorts World.

The Buzz host further shared that he felt at peace with his decision knowing that more people would benefit from it. “It was time to give back. I’ve been so blessed. It was time to share. Naniniwala kasi ako na by giving, you’re creating more space for gifts. And I didn’t realize na kapag may pinagdadaanan kang napakahirap, ang palit pala nun, napakadaling decision tungkol sa mga bagay sa buhay mo. Because what happened to me my mother's condition was such that I needed to be with her; and so it became easier to decide what to do about the many other things in my life.”

Some of the artists being managed by Backroom Inc. include Ai-Ai De las Alas, Gretchen Barretto, Erik Santos (who recently signed up with Star Magic), Mariel Rodriguez, Rufa Mae Quinto, and Bianca Gonzalez among others. When asked how they reacted about the changes in management, Boy stressed that he was able to talk to each one of them regarding their career plans. “Kinausap ‘yan lahat at lahat nakakaunawa na isa sa mga major na dahilan ay gusto ko talaga magkaroon ng panahon sa aking minamahal na ina. Non-negotiable yun. Kung kinakailangan kong pansamantalang iwanan lahat ng aking trabaho para maalagaan ang aking nanay, gagawin ko. Lahat ‘yan binigyan ng choice, ‘You can stay or you can look for other management houses. Kung anong inyong choices i-gra-grant ng bagong pamunuan.’ So wala kaming iringan.”