In It’s Showtime’s advice-giving segment Madam Bertud on August 21, host Vice Ganda decided to help send to school a 16-year-old girl who is currently on her first year in college after learning that it was her boyfriend’s parents who assist her schooling.
Vice then shared that he was once a scholar of a stranger, too, the reason why he wants to help send people to school should there be a chance. The actor-comedian said that his sponsor was a Japanese national whose address he has memorized after sending him letters. He hopes to see him one day to thank him for all his help.
“Hanggang ngayon, hindi ako bumibitaw sa pangarap ko na sana makita ko siya. From grade 3 hanggang second year college, pinag-aral niya ako. Natapos ‘yung scholarship ko kasi bumagsak ako, dahil nag landi ako pero hanggang ngayon, gusto kong makita siya para mapasalamatan siya. Para masabi ko sa kanya, ito po ‘yung batang bakla na pinag-aral niyo dati, artista na po ako ngayon. Na meron pong pinatunguhang maganda ‘yung pagtulong niyo sa akin. Pero hindi ko siya makita. Hindi ko alam kung paano ko maibabalik sa kanya ‘yung malaking tulong na binigay niya sa akin. Kaya ngayon, hangga’t hindi ko maibalik, ibabalik ko na lang muna sa iba,” Vice narrated.
So after seeing the girl’s will to study, he asked her if she wanted him to send her to school, to which she excitedly said yes. Vice agreed and said that they will discuss about it backstage.