Vic Sotto reveals TAPE already paid debt to him: ‘Di ko inaasahan pero thank you na rin’
Vic Sotto disclosed that production company TAPE already settled its more than P30-million debt to him, days after the TV host said he did not mind whether or not he got paid.
Vic revealed this to the members of the press during an interview after the media conference for his upcoming sitcom “Open 24/7,” as seen in a clip shared by Bandera on Monday, May 8.
“Salamat at na-media at nabayaran,” he said while chuckling. (Thankful that it was reported by the media and was paid.)
When one of the reporters asked again if the production company really paid him, Vic replied, “Oo (Yes). It’s not a joke.”
Vic opted not to disclose the exact amount the production company paid him, and reiterated that “Eat Bulaga” mainstays TVJ—composed of Vic, Tito Sotto and Joey de Leon—value principle more than money.
“‘Yung TVJ sanay sa gano’n e. We started nang halos wala kaming sine-sweldo,” he stated. “Well, sabi ko nga nung isang araw, hindi naman pera-pera ang usapan. Mas mahalaga ang prinsipyo sa pera.”
(TVJ are used to such experiences. We started with having nearly no salary. As I have said the other day, it does not revolve around money. Principle is more important than money.)
“Ayon nabayaran na. Thank you. Hindi ko naman inaasahan ‘yon pero thank you na rin,” he added. ([The debt] was paid. I was not expecting it but still, I’m thankful.)
When asked if the issues between “Eat Bulaga” and the new management under the Jalosjos family have already been settled, Vic did not immediately give an answer.
“I will comment on that when the right time comes,” he said.
Tito revealed in an April interview that TAPE had owed Vic and De Leon more than P30 million each for 2022 alone, as a response to TAPE chief finance officer Bullet Jalosjos who dismissed earlier such claims.—Anne Pasajol