Vice Ganda to Bobet Vidanes, former ‘It’s Showtime’ hosts: ‘Mahal natin ang isa’t isa bago tayo nagkasakitan’
Vice Ganda extended his gratitude to former “It’s Showtime” director Bobet Vidanes and co-hosts including Billy Crawford as the comedian looked back on the show’s journey on its 13th anniversary.
Vice Ganda recounted the relationships they have built after being inspired by fellow host Ryan Bang’s win in “Magpasikat 2022,” during the show’s episode on Saturday, Nov. 19.
Vice Ganda said that Bang highlighted in his performance the connection he has with Filipino people, recalling how it became a huge factor in his journey as a celebrity. Bang, who won the contest for the first time, performed with Jhong Hilario last Tuesday, Nov. 15.
“Kaya ngayon, gusto kong balikan lahat. Nagpasalamat na tayo sa mga kasama natin ngayon pero gusto ko pa ring magpasalamat sa mga hindi na natin kasama, dahil sila ang nagsimula ng programang ito,” Vice Ganda said. “Isa sila sa mga unang taong nag-isip, nagtaguyod, napagod at naging paa at kamay ng programa.”
(So now, I want to recall everything. We already thanked everyone with us here but I also want to thank those who are no longer with us, because they were the ones who started this show. They are one of the people who thought of, supported, worked on the program and served as its hands and feet.)
He then mentioned Vidanes, Crawford, Kim Atienza, directors Mel Feliciano and Boyet Baldemor, Coleen Garcia, Joey Marquez, Eruption, DJ M.O.D, baby Red, and baby Joy who were all part of the show.
Vice Ganda noted that he and his “It’s Showtime” family celebrate the “love they once felt” with their former colleagues even when they are no longer together in one show.
“Gusto kong balikan lahat ng masasayang alaala kasi masayang-masaya naman tayong lahat. Mahal na mahal natin ang isa’t isa bago tayo hindi nagkaintindihan, nagkasakitan, bago tayo nagalit sa isa’t isa, nawatak,” he stated.
(I want to look back on the memories because we are all very happy. We loved each other deeply before we misunderstood, hurt, got angry with each other, and went our separate ways.)
During the show, Vice Ganda also addressed his fellow host Vhong Navarro who is set to be transferred to the Taguig City Jail following the rape case filed against him by model Deniece Cornejo. The comedian expressed his hopes of reuniting with Navarro in the show.
“Vhong, hinding-hindi ka namin nakakalimutan. Araw-araw naaalala ka namin at araw-araw nagdadasal kami para sa ‘yo,” Vice Ganda told Navarro. “Araw-araw isa ka sa mga hiling na ibinibigay and ibinubulong sa Diyos.”
(Vhong, we will never forget you. We remember and pray for you everyday. Everyday you are the wish we ask from God.)
Vidanes left “It’s Showtime” in 2020 after serving as its director for 11 years. He then revealed in 2021 that his departure from the show was due to health reasons. He is now the director of TV5’s noontime show “Tropang LOL” which has Crawford as one of its hosts.
Meanwhile, Crawford admitted last July that he still has not talked to Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis since he transferred networks. EDV
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