In line with his special Gandang Gabi Vice episode, Birthday-Birthday din pag may time, Vice Ganda said he and the production staff really did their best to make it one of their most unforgettable nights. “Pareho naman naming pinaghandaan ng GGV family ko, pareho naming pinagpuyatan. Ang saya, sobra kong na-appreciate. Every Sunday pinapasaya ko yung mga tao pero this time gumawa naman sila ng episode na ako naman yung pinapasaya nila, ako yung sinurpresa nila, pinapatawa nila ako dito,” he shared.
His roster of very special guests included Vhong Navarro, Robi Domingo, Sam Concepcion, and Arron Villaflor as well guest hosts Toni and Alex Gonzaga. Vice admitted he was most entertained by the arrival of Manny Pacquiao's mother Dionisia who appeared on GGV for the very first time. “Iba talaga si Mommy Dionisia. Siya ang highight ng birthday special na ito. Siya ang nakapagpasaya sa akin. Siya ang makakapagapasaya sa lahat ng makakapanuod ng episode na ito. Ang saya!” he said.
Also in the line-up were surprise guests who are all close to his heart, especially news reporter—and his crush—Atom Araullo. “Kasi matagal ko ng gustong i-guest si Atom kaso hindi siya umuubra palagi. Tapos sabi ko, 'Sana naman gawan niyo ng paraan si Atom for my birthday episode tapos sabi nila hindi daw na-confirm. Ayun kaya na-surprise ako sa kaya. Naaliw ako,” he admitted.
As he turns 38 on Monday, March 31, Vice said he didn't really have anything special planned on his big day. “Wala akong plano for my birthday. Mga kaibigan ko nagtatanong kung anong plano. Sabi ko, 'Wala, hindi ko alam kung anong klaseng celebraton ang gagawin ko.' Ang dami nilang naisip kaya feeling ko sila na lag ang gagawa. Parang yung mga previous birthday celebrations ko naman parang hindi yun yung gusto ko gawin. Ngayon wala. Gustuhin ko man magbakasyon, hindi naman ako papayagan di ba?” he said.
As far as birthday wishes are concerned, the GGV host said he is thankful for all the blessings he has received in his career and personal life and could only think of one more thing he would like to ask from God. “Hindi ako humihiling pa, sa ngayon nagpapasalamat na lang ako lagi. Kung meron mang isang hiling ay yun na lang siguro yung health ng nanay ko, yun yung mahalaga sa akin,” he shared.
Watch Vice Ganda in Gandang Gabi Vice: Birthday-birthday din pag may time special this Sunday, March 30, on ABS-CBN.