Rufa Mae resigns from 'Showbiz Central'

Posted at 04/16/2012 1:14 PM | Updated as of 04/16/2012 1:22 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Sexy actress and comedienne Ruffa Mae Quinto has resigned from the entertainment news program "Showbiz Central."

Quinto announced her resignation on Sunday's telecast, saying she really misses spending time with her family on weekends.

"Career move na din at ang daming gagawing project. 'Yun ang na-feel ko 'pag gising ko, 'yung parang gusto kong magbiyahe ng walang trapik. Alam mo 'yung  ganoon?" she told viewers of the show.

"Kasi 11 years, mula sa 'SOP' ako, nag-trabaho ako tuwing Linggo. So palagi tuwing linggo 'di ko maramdaman ang family day, ang church day. But, of course, hindi lang naman 'yon ang mga reasons. Kumbaga isa 'yon sa mga reasons ko," Quinto added. 

After almost five years as one of the co-hosts of "Showbiz Central," she said it's just right for her to formally announce her goodbyes in the show.

"Kasi almost five years tayong nagsama-sama at naitaguyod ang show ng five years. Matindi din ang kalaban natin. So for me mami-miss ko lahat so I think mag-goodbye naman ng maayos, hindi ba?" she said.

Asked if it's true that she resigned from the show to move to a rival network, Quinto replied: "I'm not closing my doors. Hindi ba siyempre bilang artista gusto mo ring maka-trabaho ang ibat ibang klase ng artista so I'm looking forward to that."

Now that she won't be working on Sundays, Quinto said she will spend time more with her family.

"'Yung mamasyal ng Linggo pupunta ng Tagaytay, simple lang. Family day, church kayo sabay sabay ng family, tapos kakain sa labas or pwede kaming mag-out of town hanggang Linggo. Of course, magta-trabaho din ako kung Linggo kung may trabaho naman pero hindi linggo-linggo," Quinto said.