MANILA – Former “Pinoy Boyband Superstar” contestant Tony Labrusca is grateful to his "La Luna Sangre" co-stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla for defending him against bashers.
In the hit primetime series, Labrusca plays one of the closest friends of Bernardo's character Malia. Because of this, some die-hard supporters of the Bernardo-Padilla love team see Labrusca as a "third party" and have been bashing the young actor on social media.
Labrusca has been receiving mixed comments for his portrayal of Jake Arguelles on “La Luna Sangre” with
Padilla and Bernardo have since defended him with Padilla reminding their fans that Labrusca is only playing a role and should not be attacked.
"I did see his interview when he told his fans and bashers to stop. So I appreciate that," Labrusca told ABS-CBN News on Tuesday during the launch of his debut single "Tanging Ikaw."
"I'm proud of them for standing up especially since they are the official anti-cyberbullying advocates here in the Philippines which is something that we should all be very proud of."
As a supporter of anti-cyberbullying, Labrusca shared that he will be having a speaking engagement on its effects as well as the power of social media on August 26.
"I'm really excited for that. I really want to take this opportunity that God has given me to show people that there's a lot more important things that we have to work on and focus on," Labrusca said.
Meanwhile, Labrusca kicked off his music career with his debut single "Tanging Ikaw," which he composed in collaboration with Urie Tesorio and Bryan Lotho.
The music video, which was directed by Callalily frontman Kean Cipriano, is set to be released on August 25.
According to Labrusca, "Tanging Ikaw" is his gift to his fans and supporters.
"I'm really excited and I hope that they like it. I'm such a people-pleaser, I really want them to enjoy it," said Labrusca, the son of actor Boom Labrusca and singer Angel Jones of the '90s group Kulay.