Toni Gonzaga's statement on Binibini hosting issue

Actress Toni Gonzaga has given a statement regarding her hosting style during the Q&A portion of the recent Binibining Pilipinas 2015 pageant.

In an interview aired Tuesday evening on ABS-CBN's late night newscast, Bandila, the Kapamilya star thanked the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Incorporated (BPCI), the pageant organizer, for giving her the opportunity to host the event.

She also has a message for her critics.

"To those who were not pleased, im humbly asking for apology if i offended or maligned anyone of you."

Photo: 'Bandila' screencap

Toni received mixed reviews on social media after she poked fun on the candidates as well as the judges during the Question and Answer portion. She injected humor that many found entertaining. However, some said she turned the event to a "comedy bar" and her jokes were "inappropriate."

The actress-TV host explained what really happened that night.

"Prior to the show, i was instructed to make the show fun, light and ease the tension especially during the Q&A," she said. "Again, i was instructed to host that way."

Now that she has broken her silence, Toni said she wants that the issue be finally put to rest.

"In the spirit of beauty pageants, let's end this issue with world peace," she added.

Screenshot from Twitter (@mjfelipe)