On Tonight with Boy Abunda, Gary Valenciano talked about how he’s managed to have longevity in the showbiz industry.
“I’ve always believed in the saying na strike while the iron is hot. Actually, you’re supposed to figure out ways how to keep the iron hot enough to strike. Cause iron always gets cold, right? But if you’re able to manage keeping the iron hot enough, you can always strike it, remold it, retwist it and all – that’s where the challenge really is.”
In his 33 years in the showbiz industry, “the highest points were the birth of (his children) Paulo, Gabriel, and Kiana.” The lowest he considers, “was a dark time in my life that was between 2009 and 2011, 2012 – not too long ago. It was a time in my life wherein, wow, things just started to take place in my mind and they started to filter into my heart and I’m just glad that that time is over but it taught me a lot.”
Through that he learned, “the difference between love and unconditional love. It was explained to me by a dear friend, Hayden Kho,” Gary shared. “He said, ‘it’s easy to love people. You can say, ‘I love you. Mahal na mahal kita,’ and all. But then people say, ‘you should love without judging anybody.’ It’s only when you pass judgment and you still love the person that the love actually becomes unconditional. How can you love a person without knowing anything about the person?”
The singer is excited for the upcoming birth of his grandchild who’s to call him, ‘Papi.’ He shared, “the best gift that I got for father’s day, other than my whole family being together, was nakatanggap ako ng picture ng ultrasound – yung profile andoon na. Underneath, I saw, ‘baby girl.’ He (Paulo) wanted a girl and he’s getting a girl.”
At a recent press conference, Gary shared his desire to go back into acting. “I’m not sure about teleseryes, but movies, yes!” He added, “I missed it! Boy I miss it!” Asked to, “name someone who sings better than you,” Gary answered, “Sam Concepcion.”