'Maasinhon Trio' holds no grudge against critics

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 31 2011 05:42 PM | Updated as of Nov 01 2011 02:51 PM

Members of the "Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3" grand winner Maasinhon Trio say they respect other people's opinion.

MANILA, Philippines – Members of “Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3” (PGT) grand winner Maasinhon Trio said they hold no grudges against people who expressed dissatisfaction over the results of the ABS-CBN talent show.

After the finals night of "PGT," some netizens claimed that the contest's voting system was no longer based on talents but on popularity.

In a live interview with “The Buzz” on Sunday, the "PGT" grand winners said they are respecting other people’s opinion.

“Maraming nag-complain pero ang sa amin na lang, respetuhin na lang namin ang opinyon nila. Ang 12 finalists naman deserving lahat eh. Siguro every finalists may supporters. Siguro naipakita namin ang pinaka-best namin, binoto nila kami,” said Licinio Lolo, one of the three members of the trio.

The group's members said they learned about the controversy from their townsmen. They, however, refuse to get affected by the intrigue.

“Sa mga bumabatikos, wala kaming hinanakit sa inyo dahil opinyon niyo iyan. Nirerespeto namin ang opinyon niyo. Ang challenge sa aming tatlo, ipapakita namin kung ano ang mayroon kami,” said Andrew Sanchez, another member.

Maasin City Mayor Maloney Samaco also clarified reports saying he required the people in their town to vote for the group in “PGT.”

“Nanawagan ako sa mga tao, magtext tayo, bibili tayo ng vote cards para makaboto sa Maasinhon Trio. Nagkampanya lang po tayo. Ang atin lang ma-inspire, mai-promote ang Maasin City for tourism purposes,” Samaco said.

Meanwhile, the Maasinhon Trio revealed what they are planning to do with the P2-million prize.

“Kasi P1.6 [million] na lang ang naging net. Magbibigay kami sa simbahan bale P1.4 [million] na lang ang paghahatian namin,” said Bonifacio Salubre, another Maasinhon Trio member.