Apart from the performances of the Ultimate Multimedia Star, there will be awesome guests in her 15th anniversary concert happening on October 3.
As of press time, confirmed guest peformers are her friend Vice Ganda, her sister Alex Gonzaga, and her leading man in the blockbuster film ‘Starting Over Again’, Piolo Pascual.
With Piolo, Toni shared that it was supposedly a surprise but later on revealed.
"Surprise ‘yon dapat e kaso na-reveal. May show siya sa SMX on that night kaya se-segue na lang siya sa concert ko since katabi lang naman," she said.
With Vice Ganda, the ‘Awit Ni Ginny’ composer said they are going to have a fun surprise that people should watch out for.
Meanwhile, with her sister Alex, she told that they will give what people want them to show.
"Eversince pumasok si Alex sa showbiz, parang palagi nang ine-expect na magkaroon kami ng rivalry. Hindi ko alam kung bakit sila nag-e-expect ng rivalry sa magkapatid. But anyway, in ‘Celestine’, ipapakita na namin yung gusto nila. Ipapakita na namin yung ‘rivalry’," said Toni.
'Celestine', which is “not a typical concert" as the concert director Paolo Valenciano promised, is taking place at the MOA (Mall of Asia) Arena.
Posted at 08/27/2014 9:11 PM | Updated as of 08/27/2014 9:11 PM
MANILA - Toni Gonzaga is ready to become Mrs. Soriano.
The 30-year-old singer said that while her boyfriend of over 8 years, film director Paul Soriano, has yet to propose, she would readily agree to getting married when the time comes.
"Sabi ko, ngayon, kung darating ‘yong proposal, yayakapin ko ito ng buo at tatanggapin ko. Ngayon wala pa talaga. Akala ng iba oo, pero wala pa," Gonzaga said in an interview on "Tapatan ni Tunying" to be aired on Thursday.
Noting that her ideal age to get married is 30, Gonzaga said she is not discounting the possibility of getting married to Soriano before the year ends.
"I already turned 30, but the year is not yet over. Maybe at the end of 2014, who knows? I’m ready for the next chapter of my life," she said.
Soriano has similarly been vocal of his hopes to marry Gonzaga.
The 32-year-old producer, in an interview in June, said he plans to propose to Gonzaga “very soon,” once their respective schedules allow them to have a break. Soriano even hinted that he has already planned a honeymoon with the singer.
"I know there are a couple of things that she wants to do some more before we can really sit down and plan the rest of our lives," he said at the time. "But that’s definitely somewhere out there real soon."
In celebration of her 15 years in the business, Toni Gonzaga is set to have a concert entitled ‘Celestine’ on October 3 at SM Moa Arena.
“First love ko ang music. And because true love has a habit of coming back, kahit na ilang beses kong talikuran ang pag-awit, bumabalik at bumabalik,” Toni Gonzaga shared during the presscon of her upcoming concert yesterday at Jet 7 Bistro, Timog Ave., Quezon City.
She also said that she is excited because this is her first-ever concert that would showcase her own personality and musicality. “Marami akong challenges for Toni. She’s gonna be doing a lot of new stuff for this concert,” Paolo Valenciano, director of the concert, also said yesterday.
The said concert is produced by Ms. Pops Fernandez of DSL Productions.
Posted at 09/12/2014 8:54 PM | Updated as of 09/13/2014 1:00 AM
Singer-host Toni Gonzaga. ABS-CBN
MANILA - Forget heels or dressy outfits if you’re watching Toni Gonzaga’s grand concert at the Mall of Asia Arena next month.
The 30-year-old performer urged her fans to wear comfortable shoes and clothes to “Celestine” (her real name), which will be held on October 3 in celebration of her 15th anniversary in showbiz.
"We’re advising everyone to wear your most comfortable outfit and dancing shoes because it’s going to be an interactive concert," Gonzaga told reporters Thursday on the sidelines of a press conference for the show.
Gonzaga added: “You’re going to be involved sa mga production numbers na gagawin namin. It’s going to be a really big celebration and party, all throughout.”
While she is regularly seen performing songs from foreign pop stars on “ASAP,” Gonzaga said her concert will have none of Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, or Katy Perry’s recent hits.
"We’ll just really focus on my music, my musicality, sa album ko and my past albums. Maglalagay kami ng mga EDM, mashups, collaborations, basta para siyang isang masayang rave," she said.
Since she entered showbiz in 1998, Gonzaga has released seven studio albums. The latest, released in May this year, is also named “Celestine” and features two of her own compositions.
Gonzaga is now dubbed “The Ultimate Multimedia Star” for being a successful recording artist, actress, and TV host. Her latest movie, “Starting Over Again,” is currently the second highest-grossing Philippine film of all time.
"This is my biggest celebration ever, in my entire 15 years," Gonzaga said of her concert, which is under the direction of Paolo Valenciano and is co-produced by singer Pops Fernandez. "I’ve never celebrated this huge in my career. I’m just really excited and looking forward kasi marami talagang surprises and big production numbers na mangyayari."
The show will feature several guests, although Gonzaga could only announce the participation of her sister, “Pure Love” star Alex Gonzaga, and comedian Vice Ganda.
"One, ‘yung showdown namin ni Alex, since for the longest time palagi kaming binibigyan ng rivalry ng mga tao. Might as well ibigay na ang rivalry na hinahanap nila sa amin. May showdown!" she said.
Gonzaga has been juggling other ongoing projects with preparations for the concert. She currently co-hosts “The Buzz” and stars in the Saturday sitcome “Home Sweetie Home.” Gonzaga has also started work on the second season of “The Voice of the Philippines,” which she co-hosts with Luis Manzano.
"Medyo hectic, medyo busy, pero it’s all worth it naman kasi the show is coming together na," Gonzaga said, referring to her concert. "We’re just really proud of the concept we were able to come up with. Excited kaming i-present ‘yung [hinanda namin] sa mga mga manonood."
"Know What To Ignore" – TONI GONZAGA On The Most Important Lesson She’s Learned For The Past 15 Years
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In line with her upcoming 15th anniversary concert, Toni Gonzaga shares the most important lesson she’s learned over the years in her career.
By: Feliz Borja
This 2014, singer-actress-host Toni Gonzaga is celebrating her 15th year in the business. Best-selling albums, box-office films, top-rating TV shows – and the blessings just keep on pouring.
During the press conference for her upcoming concert “Celestine” held Thursday afternoon, MYXph.com was able to ask Toni about the most important lesson she has learned over the past 15 years.
“Know what to ignore,” she said. “It would have saved me a lot of heartaches and pains kung alam ko lang yung mga bagay na hindi ko pala dapat inintindi… Not all battles are worth fighting for,” she continued.
Watch our interview with Toni Gonzaga by clicking the video below:
In 3 weeks time, Toni Gonzaga will be staging her biggest, grandest celebration with her 15th anniversary concert titled “Celestine”!
According to Toni, she’s really looking forward to performing for her audience. “[I’m looking forward to] show them what we have prepared for the last couple of months that we have been meeting non-stop for.”
She also added that if there’s one thing she wants to advice her audience for the concert, “Wear your comfortable shoes, wear something that’s really comfortable because this show is going to be very interactive… We are going to party from start to finish.”
Toni Gonzaga’s “Celestine” concert is happening on October 3 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena! She will be joined by Vice Ganda, her sister Alex Gonzaga and more surprise guests!
Yahoo SHE/Jory Rivera - “I love coming home to the province!” Toni Gonzaga tells Yahoo Philippines
We see her on TV almost every night, yet it is no secret to a lot of her fans and followers that host-actress-singer Toni Gonzaga is a homebody, and a daughter and sister dedicated to her family. Despite hectic days in the city, Toni famously goes home each and every night to the family home in Taytay, Rizal, which she lovingly pertains to as a “province.”
“This is home for me, this is where I grew up, this is where I started dreaming up a lot of things that I am doing right now,” Toni told us as she settled down for our interview. “I think it’s very important to go home to where you feel you’re grounded; you’re far away from the glitz and glamor of show business.”
"You come home to a place or to a house where everyone’s real, they remind you of who you are, where you came from, and why you’re doing what you’re doing.”
We visited Toni while she was shooting with her new Sony Home Entertainment System, and she showed us the side we don’t often see on TV — the Toni that simply loves being at home and with her family, detached from her work.
Here are 10 things Toni can’t live without:
1. Television “I love watching cooking shows and daily news on E! Of course what’s happening in the world, the global news — I need to feed myself with a lot of information because of my job. Plus, I really love watching cooking shows on the Food Network, my favorite channel ever.”
2. Internet “That’s where I get a lot of information about almost anything. That’s where I stay connected with my relatives in the US, plus [where I do] a lot of activities like managing my email.”
3. Aircon “It’s so hot when there’s no aircon or electricity in the house. Ang init talaga! Mahina ako sa init. ‘Pag mainit, sabay-sabay umiinit lahat ng katawan ko, hanggang sa napupunta sa ulo.”
4. Water “I love drinking water because I’m constipated! (laughs) And I don’t eat fruits so I opt for water. I eat vegetables, though.”
5. My bed “My bed. My two pillows have been with me for 15 years. My mom just threw away the one that was with me since I was an infant. Sukang-suka na daw siya. Ayaw na daw niya makita.”
6. My laptop “That’s where I do all of my work, and my email. Before, I could go for eight hours straight online, to keep myself informed about everything. I wanted to know the latest and would watch YouTube videos.”
7. My phone “When I’m too tired to open my laptop, I use my phone instead.”
8. Tissue “I always have to have tissue around or everywhere. I can easily be allergic. I sneeze a lot.”
9. “Chack-chak” (Hair clamp) “You’ll find it in every part of our house and my car.”
10. My sweets “I love sour candy, sour worms, chocolates, jelly beans. Right now my sugar is high, so I cut on my intake.”
Sweet and candid: family girl Toni loves her family very much“I can’t live without my sister (Alex). We do a lot of things together, and our rooms are connected,” Toni said. “It’s so hard when she’s not around. I feel like a part of me is missing, like my other arm is not working.”
“We’re so connected in so many different levels — spiritually, emotionally — we have the same wavelength, same thinking, same everything. When she’s around, I feel like I have a partner in everything.”
“Of course I can’t live without my parents!” Toni added. “Every time I come home, they are the first two people will welcome me and ask me how my day was.”
The Christmas season has begun, and Toni shared with us how she prepares for it and shops for her gifts. Keep posted for that story!
The host, actress and singer personifies Acer’s principles of innovation, excellence and passion Miss World- Ph general screening set
Acer Philippines Inc. pulled all the stops in announcing its new celebrity brand ambassador, multi-talented actress Toni Gonzaga, in a two-part event on August 27 at the Metrotent Convention Center in Metrowalk and the Marco Polo Hotel Ortigas.
According to Manuel Wong, the brand’s general manger, the host, actress and singer personifies Acer’s principles of innovation, excellence, and passion.
“Toni’s the right choice, and she’s our first choice,” said the executive. “She can sing, she writes songs, she dances, she is a very good professional TV host, and more importantly, a very religious person who is also family-oriented.”
Returning the compliment, Toni shared how using her Acer smartphone helps her keep up with her demanding schedule.
“One thing I’m really thankful for with this new partnership I have with Acer is that their products made my life more convenient with multitasking features,” the celebrity responded. “Especially with the kind of lifestyle that I have—na busy talaga—I needed a phone that can keep up with me.”
Gifted with the ability to clearly discuss a variety of topics—be it showbiz news or in this case, technology—she took to task introducing the company’s latest line of Liquid smartphones
“This line offers seamless performance on everything—social media, photos, videos and documents,” Toni explained. “At the forefront of the units is the Acer Liquid Jade, a 7.55mm ultra-thin smartphone equipped with a 13MP camera, and the latest Android 4.4 KitKat operating system.”
She added that the smartphones feature Acer’s famous Float User Interface, which allows users to open and use four app windows all at the same time.
“When I was first given the phone, I was able to operate it without reading the manual. The Float is so convenient. When you’re texting or using another app, it separates everything. It’s a very good multitasking feature,” she enthused.
Talking more about her partnership with Acer, Toni recalled how she had long known about the brand while growing up.
“When I first heard that Acer was inquiring about getting me as an endorser, sabi ko sana mag-push through because not only do I know it has an established name, but my first laptop was Acer. So it’s good to be back with my first love,” she revealed.
Delighting the company’s executives and guests all the more, Toni took to the stage to sing her latest single “This Love is Like” from her album Celestine.
Following the intermission Acer announced it will sponsor the singer’s October 3 concert at the Mall of Asia Arena, which will mark her 15th year in show business.
In a live interview on “Aquino & Abunda Tonight” in February, the 30-year-old actress-host openly admitted that she and her boyfriend of over eight years, film director Paul Soriano, have never shared a bedroom to “avoid temptation.”
What she said: ”Ako kasi, ang paniniwala ko, at saka kung paano rin ako pinalaki, I think that love should be greater than your lust for each other.”
"Naniniwala ako that love should be unconditional. Hindi porke mahal mo ang isang tao, dapat ang kundisyon mo, ‘Dapat sexually compatible tayo.’ I think that love should be the strong foundation of the marriage, and I think that the trust and the commitment that you want to stay together in the marriage [weigh more]."
Both Gonzaga and Soriano have been vocal of their hopes to get married. The 32-year-old producer, in an interview in June, said he plans to propose to Gonzaga “very soon,” once their respective schedules allow them to have a break.
Starting Over Again (Filipino Movie English Translation)
Ginny:So why? Tell me why you didn't like it! (her work or proposal) I deserve an explanation!
Marco:What? What did you say?
Ginny:I deserve an acceptable reason.
Ginny:Because I worked on it. I worked hard for it. I invested my time and my effort.
Marco:That's why you need to know what's wrong?
Ginny:Yes! Because if there's a problem, then I'll fix it.
Marco:Because it's not just your time and your effort that you invested in it right? But your heart and soul right? Because you did it for that person whom you thought still trusts and believes in you right? That if you make mistakes... you'd think that she will give you a chance to correct them because she made you believe she loves you; that you're important to her. That you share the same dream. That you vision the same future right? You need to know... why one day when you wake up, everything suddenly changed. Why is she gone? Why are you alone? You need a reason right? You need something to hold onto or understand why you were made to look like a fool. That you looked like shit to everyone, even to yourself. Because you don't know how. You don't know when. You don't know what happened. What's wrong with yourself, why did she leave you?
Marco:How dare you ask for something you refused to give?
Marco:I deserved an explanation. I deserved an acceptable reason!