2015 was one of the most challenging years for ABS-CBN's long-running noontime show It’s Showtime. Then again, it has reclaimed the top spot after struggling in the ratings versus its rival program for almost two years.
During the press conference for the 10th anniversary celebration of the show, Vice Ganda and Anne Curtis openly talked about the lessons they learned when the show hit its lowest.
With It’s Showtime undeniably receiving so much love from fans, Vice began: “Masaya. Masaya na ang dami pa ring nagmamahal sa Showtime.”
Vice Ganda, who called the experience a ‘humbling’ one, admitted that it taught a lot of things not just to him, but everyone involved in the show as well.
“It was a humbling experience. It was a learning experience. Maraming naituro sa amin ang pangyayaring yun, hindi lang sa programa namin at sa buong network at sa amin personal,” he said.
Sharing some of the lessons he learned along the way, he said: “Maraming naituro sa akin. Naituro sa akin na ang panahon ay hindi mo hawak, ang puso rin ng ibang tao ay hindi mo hawak.”
He went on: “Ang tanging magagawa mo lang ay ang magpasalamat sa pagkakataong minamahal ka nila at mahalin mo din sila sa mga pagkakataong minamahal mo sila. At kung hahabaan pa nila yung pagmamahal nila para sa ’yo, e, isang malaking biyaya na yun mula sa langit.”
Meanwhile, fellow host Anne Curtis believes that the experience, which made them stronger as a family, resonated with the viewers of the show.
“I think, it’s part of the journey ng Showtime, ‘di ba, you have to experience something that will humble you. And we grew stronger as a family. We all, alam yun, put so much heart into not giving up on our show. And I think that’s what reached out to our viewers. That’s what they saw,” she said.
Curtis also expressed her gratitude for the love and support which allowed them to celebrate their 10th anniversary with an overwhelming victory.
“And we’re very thankful to be at the position now that we’re still celebrating, we’re going to be celebrating ten years. So we’re very, very thankful,” she said.
The 34-year-old actress also noted that she believes the show could get through whatever it is that would come their way in the future now that they are stronger than ever.
“And I guess, it just shows that we will always be prepared for what will happen in the future ‘cause who knows it may happen again and at least we know that we can get through it together,” she said.
It’s Showtime, which debuted on Philippine television in 2009, is celebrating its 10th-anniversary with the theme “Sampu-Sample.”