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Michael V. decides to stay ‘kapuso’

/ 01:13 PM April 05, 2018

Image: Instagram/@gmanetwork

Michael V. has decided to renew his contract and remain with GMA Network.

The veteran comedian and central figure in the long-running gag show “Bubble Gang” won’t be going anywhere any time soon and will continue making people laugh as a “kapuso” for more years to come.

Michael V. states as the reason for renewing his contract his love for making people laugh and having the freedom to do so. “Mahirap kasi magpasaya kung hindi ka masaya. So, masaya ako dito sa GMA dahil nagagawa ko ‘yung gusto ko napapabigyan ‘yung hilig ko at tsaka ‘yung kagustuhan ko magpasaya talaga. Eh sinusuportahan nila, ‘yun ‘yung ugat talaga nung pagpapasaya natin,” said the comedian in an exclusive interview with GMA Network.

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(It’s hard to make people happy if you’re not happy yourself. I’m happy here in GMA because I get to do what I want, I get to do what I love, and I just love making people happy. They support that and that’s where I based my decision.)

Bitoy, as Michael V. is also known, likewise noted that renewing the contract was his way of thanking fans for their support through the years. He currently has three shows with the kapuso network: Bubble Gang, Pepito Manaloto and Lip Sync Battle Philippines.

Earlier in November 2017, reports said Bitoy had been preparing to exit “Bubble Gang” as both cast member and creative director. At the time he had been with the show for 22 years.

Although it may be difficult to imagine a “Bubble Gang” without Michael V, the actor understands that he will need to step down sooner or later. It is for this reason that he has been training newer cast members to take the reins when he is no longer around.

When he eventually passes the torch to a new generation of comedians, Michael V. thinks of going into filmmaking. He also considers creating content for online platforms. However, these plans have been taking a backseat in light of his hectic schedule.  Alfred Bayle /ra

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