Both managed by Asian Artists Agency, Drew Arellano, 37, and Bianca Gonzalez, 34, had a joint press conference at the Limbaga 77 Cafe Restaurant in Quezon City, Metro Manila, on Aug. 1. In a sit-down interview, the latter talked about her image as a social media influencer.
With a huge following on social media, Gonzalez does consider the impact she is making through whatever she posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. While she is vocal when it comes to her thoughts on social issues, she makes sure that her words encourage intelligent and healthy conversations instead of just unapologetically sharing her thoughts.
Bianca Gonzalez, Conan Altatis
Gonzalez revealed that she and her husband JC Intal, 33, voted for different presidential candidates in 2016. Without hesitation, she said she voted for Mar Roxas while her husband voted for Rodrigo Duterte, 72.
On the other hand, Gonzalez and Intal had the same vice presidential candidate. They both voted for Roxas’s running mate Leni Robredo, 52.
Presided by Benigno Aquino III, Duterte went on to become the 16th president of the Philippines. He also became the oldest person to assume the presidency in the country at the age of 71.
On the other hand, Robredo became the 14th vice president of the Philippines, defeating Bongbong Marcos, 59, narrowly by 263,473 votes. She became the second woman to assume the position and was preceded by Jejomar Binay, 74, who also ran for president in 2016.
Supporting different political candidates never became an issue for Gonzalez and Intal. For Gonzalez, people can have different views and opinions on social issues without having to attack each other.
Check and balance is necessary, Gonzalez pointed out. Hearing nothing but praises and no criticisms is not beneficial, she added.
Intal and Gonzalez got married on Dec. 4, 2014 and their daughter Lucia Martine Intal, 1, was born on Oct. 23, 2015. Here is a clip from the press conference with Gonzalez: