Marco Gumabao reveals how he keeps his friendships steady and strong.
As one of Daniel Padilla’s closest buddies in showbiz today, Marco Gumabao said he has never felt jealous of his friend even though their careers took off at different times. “Okay naman kami. Magkasama kami sa Boracay for Bench naman. Si DJ nakapagpahinga naman siya so at least he’s getting the well-needed rest na kailangan niya and I think baka soon, I know na may gagawin sila soon pero hindi ko alam kung ano. So nakakatuwa na makita siyang nakaka-relax and nakaapagpahinga. Bihira yun sa kanya so once nangyari sa kanya yun, ako natutuwa na ako para sa kanya kasii alam mo naman kung gaano ka-busy yung taong yun (laughs),” he says.
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The Los Bastardos actor said he is thankful to not have to deal with as many bashers online unlike his other friends in showbiz. “Meron din pero hindi naman marami, which is what I’m very thankful for pero meron rin. Hindi naman mawawala ang bashers. Dini-deadma ko lang eh. Hindi ko lang pinapansin talaga. Pero may iba medyo bastos na, dini-delete ko lang yung comment. Minsan nag-ba-block ako pero mas more on delete comment lang if napansin ko na dire-diretso talaga yung isang account na ‘yun then I will block. Pero if paisa-isa lang, delete comment lang,” he admitted.
Marco said achieving heartthrob status is not something he flaunts even though he has one of the hottest bodies in the industry today. “I take it lightly. Natutuwa naman ako if ever may mga taong nagakagusto or nagaka-crush sa akin. Minsan overboard, minsan nagiging bastos pero for me it’s okay because first of all artista ka and kilala ka, talagang everyone will have an opinion about you and you can’t be affected with everything everyone says. So if may masamaing nasabi about you, pasok sa isang tenga, labas sa isa. Don’t dwell upon it. Huwag kang ma-depress about it if nababash ka. If napupuri ka naman nila, just accept and be happy and thankful sa mga kind words na binibigay nila. Kasi minsan if you think about a comment of another person too much, dun ka na-da-down. For me, don’t listen to the doubters, just believe in yourself and pray hard. Kumuha ka ng lakas kay Lord and ibibigay niya yung lakas na kailangan mo,” he said.