From being called Jonalyn Viray, the We Will Survive singer now goes by just Jona. How does she feel about the name change?
“Noong una, di pa ako nasasanay although nickname ko naman talaga siya. ‘Yung mga close friends ko and close sa puso ko, Jona talaga tawag sa akin. Pero sa showbiz world na Jona lang itatawag sa akin, noong una talaga naninibago pa ako pero ngayon nasanay na rin. Mas na-aabsorb ko na siya,” she said.
transferred to ABS-CBN recently, Jona admitted feeling nervous that she
got picked to sing the theme song of comediennes Pokwang and Melai
Cantiveros’s light drama series. “Noong inintroduce ako, ‘pagkanta ko sa presscon ng We Will Survive, nagulat ‘yung mga tao nga. Parang hindi sila makapaniwala na nandoon ako, kumakanta ng isa sa mga teleserye sa ABS-CBN,” Jona recalled.
how thankful she is to the Kapamilya network and Star Music for the
opportunity, she also shared she was joining this year’s Himig Handog. “Sobrang blessed, sobrang nagpapasalamat ako,” the singer said.
Jona also shared her plans for Holy Week. “Bahay lang (ako), ipapagawa ‘yung kusina kasi ‘yun lang talaga ‘yung chance na matutukan ko ‘yung isang area sa bahay.”
Nonetheless, she said that she will still observe religious practices. “Magkakaroon ka ng quiet time and spiritual time with the Lord and then after that, at saka sisimulan ‘yung paggawa sa kusina.”
When asked about her Holy Week sacrifices, Jona answered, “Normally naman po wala naman po akong ginagawa na any rituals or sacrifices during Holy Week. Siguro ano lang po, basta I make sure na magkakaroon ako ng talagang quiet time.”
Jona talks about adjusting to her new name and her plans for Holy Week
Jona talks about the changes in her life.