‘Loveless’ Pokwang and Rabiya put work forward of romance


Whereas they each had private points to cope with when taking pictures began for his or her upcoming recreation present, “TiktoClock,” Pokwang and Rabiya Mateo knew higher than to let no matter emotional baggage that they had overwhelm their internet hosting jobs.

Pokwang, who lately revealed that she and her husband, Lee O’Brian, have been separated for seven months now, stated in a video convention for the stated GMA 7 program: “Now we have to make the viewers at residence joyful. Our aim is to unfold pleasure. No matter unhappiness you’re feeling, let’s go away that behind, as a result of the viewers don’t have anything to do with it—they only need to snigger. And we’ll give them that.”

Rabiya didn’t explicitly affirm rumors that she and Jeric Gonzales have already known as it quits. However the Miss Universe Philippines 2020 winner did let on that working in “a extremely aggressive business” has taught her to separate her private issues from her skilled life.

“You possibly can’t simply go about carrying that load at work, since you’re there to make folks joyful. No life is ideal—all of us have our personal issues to face. However that doesn’t imply it is best to concentrate on these,” she identified.

Grateful for blessings

As an alternative of wallowing in disappointment, Rabiya chooses to be grateful and rejoice the blessings she has been receiving. “It’s a part of life. Should you fall, get again up and hold your self busy. There’s a lot in life to rejoice. There are many individuals who wish to have a spot like this. It’s a privilege and blessing that I used to be chosen to do that present,” she stated.

Fortunately, her cohosts Pokwang and Kuya Kim Atienza are there to information her, onscreen and off. “I’ve an ate and kuya on the set… We’re joyful at work. We concentrate on the constructive issues which can be occurring in our lives,” Rabiya stated. “This job was given to me as a result of I imagine GMA 7 noticed potential in me. And that motivates me to do my absolute best, so I may sustain with them.”

Pokwang made Rabiya comfy on the set by doing what she does greatest—making folks snigger. “Pinatatawa ko na lang nang pinatatawa. Earlier than we all know it, we’re already laughing at our issues… We’re very blessed as a result of not everyone seems to be given an opportunity like this. So what we have to do is be grateful and present that to our viewers,” she stated.

Open for brand spanking new love

“Be joyful. Happiness is contagious… And that will likely be mirrored onscreen,” Pokwang added.

Evidently, Pokwang and Rabiya are placing work over love life for now. “Hindi ko kinokontra si God,” Pokwang stated, when requested if she was open for a brand new love. “However I’m simply leaving every part to Him. Bahala na po Kayo. I’ll simply hold busy with work.”

“I’m specializing in my profession. That’s what they advised me as effectively,” Rabiya stated. “I need to be good at internet hosting.”

Rabiya Mateo

Rabiya Mateo

Directed by Louie Ignacio, “TiktoClock” airs weekday mornings beginning July 25. The variability present options timed video games, buzzer-beater performances and interactive segments, the place studio viewers and residential viewers get an opportunity to win prizes.

Rabiya admitted that she initially discovered Pokwang intimidating. “I used to be terrified of her at first. However ultimately, you’re feeling that Mamang actually has a mom’s contact. Generally, if you’re not feeling effectively, she will likely be there, providing drugs or meals. Even when she has been within the business for a very long time, her coronary heart remains to be there in no matter she does,” she associated.

Answered prayer

“Now we have totally different backgrounds, humor and personalities, however if you mix us, it’s a riot. I’m nonetheless new and have so much to be taught. And hindi siya maramot,” she added.

One factor Rabiya enjoys about internet hosting is that she might be herself and make enjoyable of her errors—a far cry from her pageant days, the place she was anticipated to be prim and correct. “I get to indicate the true me,” she stated.

As a result of Pokwang knew Rabiya as a magnificence queen, the comedienne anticipated the present biz beginner to behave extra conservatively. “Pero walang arte,” stated Pokwang, who enjoys internet hosting as a result of it reminds her of her comedy bar days.

“It’s an answered prayer. That is what I like to do. I began out in comedy bars and I thrive on the stage, speaking on the microphone and seeing the folks’s response. I’m an entertainer,” she stated. INQ

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