‘It’s Showtime’ hosts give P200k to Cebu contestant affected by typhoon Odette
“It’s Showtime” hosts contributed money and came up with P200,000 to help a contestant affected by typhoon Odette, which struck the country last December.
Vice Ganda initiated the donation among the hosts after they noticed that “Tawag ng Tanghalan” contestant Edimar Bonghanoy was low-spirited in an episode of “It’s Showtime,” as seen on its Facebook page yesterday, May 24.
Bonghanoy, of Cebu, shared that they lost their house when the typhoon struck, and his family has since been living in a makeshift house.
“Maraming darating sa buhay, parang ang bigat-bigat. Iniisip mo pa lang nakakapagod na—nakakaiyak pero hindi ka maiyak,” Vice Ganda told him. “Pero tandaan mo na merong binigay sa ‘yo ang Diyos na magagamit mo para mapagtagumpayan mo ‘yang laban na ‘yan, at meron ding mga nasa paligid mo na magiging kasama mo at tutulungan ka para makaahon d’yan.”
(Many hardships will come in our life that might be heavy. Just thinking about them will make you weary—sad, but you cannot cry. But remember that God gave you something that you can use to win your battles. There are also people around you who will be with you and help you overcome your problems.)
The comedian then went around the studio and reached out to his fellow hosts and segment judges to ask for help on behalf of Bonghanoy. Those who donated were Vhong Navarro, Teddy Corpuz, Ogie Alcasid, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Nyoy Volante, Ion Perez, Jugs Jugueta, Ryan Bang, Karylle, Kim Chiu, Amy Perez and Janine Berdin.
A total of P135,000 was collected from them. Vice Ganda then pledged the amount that would make the total P200,000.
“Gusto naming mapasaya ka. Hindi man makita ‘yung kasiyahan na ‘yan pero alam namin na nararamdaman mo ‘yan at ng pamilya mo, at ‘yun ang nagpapasaya sa amin,” Vice Ganda told Bonghanoy.
(We want to make you happy. We may not see the happiness [in your face], but we know that you and your family feel it, and that is what makes us happy.)
Meanwhile, “It’s Showtime” staff and crew earlier received an early Christmas treat from Vice Ganda as he gave away P5,000 each to over 100 personnel of the show, and P10,000 each to five chosen viewers. /ra
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