(The Philippine Star) Updated October 11, 2011
MANILA, Philippines - “As an entertainer and as a father, it is my responsibility to give my best to the viewing public without sacrificing the needs of my family. It’s not an easy task, but if you put your heart and mind into it, everything is attainable.”
These are the words of Aliw Award Hall of Famer Ryan Agoncillo (photo) on how he remains to be one of the most sought-after TV hosts today while fulfilling his new role as a family man. Behind his boyish grin, Ryan possesses a sensible side that makes him a champion host and dad.
One of values that he holds dear is the importance of maintaining credibility. Recently, he started shooting a movie with wife Judy Ann Santos titled House Husband, but he said hosting is far different from acting. “As a TV host, you need to have a commanding presence. Even if you are cracking a joke, you still need to have that credible stance because hosting, in a sense, means leading your audience towards a common belief. You can be funny but you also have to be reliable at the same time.”
Handling a daily hosting job is no easy feat. How does he do it? “You need to be true to your audience. Sincerity is a key factor that defines an effective host. Your viewers must be able to connect with you once you pick up that microphone and step in front of the camera.”
As soon as he wraps up his shooting and hosting gigs, Ryan sees to it that he spends quality time with his family. He is a very hands-on family man, ever involved from the food they eat, the places they go to for leisure, baby-proofing their house, to choosing the right laundry detergent for their clothes.
“These things never really entered my mind when I was a bachelor,” Ryan confessed. “But with kids who are barely toddlers, I have to make sure that they always wear clean clothes because it can affect their health. As head of the family, I now have a new perspective on how I buy household products — I take a more active role in choosing the right products, and making sure that they are only of the highest quality.”
This is why he is greatly impressed with the Champion laundry detergent and how the brand embraces technology and innovation in coming up with products that can clean clothes thoroughly. Ryan admitted being a bit picky when it comes to cleanliness.
Ryan expressed great satisfaction at how Champion gives the best value for Filipino families. He said, “In today’s situation where most consumers look for what’s best for their families, it is really inspiring to see a brand that is reliable and remains true to its promise.”
For Ryan, the true mark of a champion lies in staying focused and dedicated to the goals set from the beginning. Champion laundry detergent never strayed from its commitment to serve more Filipino households since it was launched.