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For Vice Ganda, granting mom’s wishes is greatest achievement

/ 11:56 AM January 01, 2019

Vice Ganda ended the year with a bang, thanks to a box-office-topping movie in “Fantastica”, an entry at the Metro Manila Film Festival.

The actor and comedian celebrated the movie’s P300 million earnings on Dec. 30. But for him, even such an achievement pales to providing for his own mother.

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Last year she said she wished to go to Barcelona to be able to see the Sagrada Familia. My profession deprives me of quality time with my family. So when given the chance i make sure every moment counts and everything creates a wonderful memory. Before this year ends i brought her to where she wished to be. I didnt know we had to book online to get access inside the church. So i asked a friend for help. Unfortunately only one could get inside. And like a parent to a child I am now patiently waiting for her to finish her ‘field trip’ inside the Sagrada Familia. I AM THE HAPPIEST SON RIGHT NOW!!!! Fantastica is such a huge hit and continues to win in box office. But for me this is a bigger achievement. My biggest so far. To be able to grant my Nanay’s wishes as she gets older is big deal for me. Vice Ganda is accomplished. Tutoy is successful. This is how i end my 2018.

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Vice shared yesterday, Dec. 31 on his Instagram account how important it was that he granted his mother’s wish to see the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. He posted a picture of him and his mom, Rosario Viceral in front of the historical church.

“My profession deprives me of quality time with my family. So when given the chance I make sure every moment counts and everything creates a wonderful memory. Before this year ends I brought her to where she wished to be,” he said.

But not everything went quite smoothly, he revealed. “I didn’t know we had to book online to get access inside the church. So I asked a friend for help. Unfortunately only one could get inside.

“And like a parent to a child I am now patiently waiting for her to finish her ‘field trip’ inside the Sagrada Familia. I am the happiest son right now!”

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He said that fulfilling his mom’s wishes is his greatest achievement amid his career success.

“To be able to grant my Nanay’s wishes as she gets older is [a] big deal for me,” he stated. “Vice Ganda is accomplished. Tutoy is successful. This is how I end my 2018.”

“Tutoy” is Vice’s childhood name. When he marked the 7th year of his talk show “Gandang Gabi Vice” last June 2018, he said he would rather be Tutoy than Vice Ganda. “Tutoy is my nanay’s source of joy, I will forever be Tutoy.”

He said he could lose everything except his true self: “Kaya ‘di pwedeng mawala si Tutoy kasi s’ya ‘yung kasiyahan ng nanay ko (Tutoy cannot be lost because he is my mom’s happiness), and that’s the most important thing in this world.”

On New Year’s Eve of 2017, Vice Ganda brought joy to his Nanay when he surprised her with a visit to San Francisco. JB

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