- Aiko Melendez recently penned her honest thoughts on the trending issue about Shopee hiring Toni Gonzaga as its new endorser
- In her lengthy post, Aiko defended Toni from the negative comments she has been receiving
- According to the Quezon City 5th District councilor, the public should divert their attention to Shopee’s employee layoffs issue and spare Toni
- The actress-politician also stressed it is wrong to attack the e-commerce giant’s endorser because of her political leanings
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Aiko Melendez took to social media to defend Toni Gonzaga, who has been making headlines after Shopee hired her as its new endorser.
In a lengthy Facebook post, Aiko first took a swipe at Shopee for laying off workers.
“Sana mag-stick po tayo na mali ang timing ng ginawa Shopee sa pag-alis ng mga tauhan nila at pagbabawas. Dahil di po ito makatao.”
The Quezon City 5th District councilor then went on to come to Toni’s defense.
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“Pero mali naman ang atakihin nyo ang kinuha nilang endorser dahil iba ang political leanings niya. Ang shopee din lang ang makakaalam na baka kaya kinuha nila si Toni Gonzaga para maisalba also ang sales nila at eventually pag nakabangon sila, i-hire back ang mga tao. Sana nga ganu'n ang diskarte nila.”
The actress-politician likewise acknowledged Toni as one of the top endorsers in the country.
“Whether we like it or not, si Toni is one of top endorsers and kapag siya also ang kinukuha maganda ang sales.”
“Wag na kayo maging divided para sa isang company. Maging malawak sana ang pag iisip ng mga tao,” she advised.
Furthermore, Aiko urged the public to divert their attention to Shopee’s employee layoffs issue.
"Sa Shopee niyo i-call ang attention niyo dahil sila ang nag-alis ng mga empleyado nila and not Toni!”
Toni Gonzaga, or Celestine Cruz Gonzaga-Soriano in real life, is a famous actress, television host, and YouTube star in the Philippines. She married director Paul Soriano on June 12, 2015, in Taytay, Rizal. Toni then gave birth to their first child, Severiano Elliott or Seve, on September 30, 2016.
Toni Gonzaga and Alex Gonzaga published sweet posts for each other on their respective Instagram stories. In her post, Toni congratulated Alex after the latter’s vlog featuring Herlene “Hipon Girl” Budol became trending on YouTube. Alex then reposted Toni’s IG story and told her sister that she loves her. The “Tropang LOL” host also cryptically called her Ate Toni “orange gurl."
Anthony Taberna lectured the people who deleted their Shopee accounts after the company hired Toni Gonzaga as its new endorser. Taberna said that those people who canceled Shopee have not learned their lessons. He believes that boycotting Shopee is foolishness and that majority of Filipinos do not approve of boycotting the said company. Ka Tunying also advised those people to move on, stop bickering, and avoid hurting themselves.