A former habal-habal driver who hails from the town of Mati in Davao Oriental, Alviola still couldn’t believe how things turned out for him since he joined the competition more than three years ago.
“Actually sa akin kahit hindi ako natanong, ang Tawag Ng Tanghalan - ibahagi ko lang ano, alam niyo ang Tawag Ng Tanghalan, ang pinakamahirap sasabihin ko kasi sa akin isa lang ako habal-habal driver,” he said during a press conference for Tawag Ng Tanghalan’s Ultimate Resbak.
According to Alviola, Tawag Ng Tanghalan opened doors of opportunities for him including a house of his own and a business, among others.
“Dahil sa Tawag Ng Tanghalan, ngayon may bahay na ako. Totoo ‘yun. Dahil nabigyan nila ako ng pagkakataon na makasali sa We Love OPM. Nakaabot kami. ‘Yung prize binigay sa akin pinatayo ko ng bahay at business,” he shared.
He went on, “Maraming-maraming opportunities na nakuha ko. Ngayon may trabaho ako na maayos. Binigyan ako ni Gov. Tapos may business na. Dahil sa Tawag Ng Tanghalan, ang isang habal-habal driver noon, umaasenso na ng konti.”
After joining Tawag Ng Tanghalan, Alviola went on to join the celebrity edition of We Love OPM where he emerged as Champion alongside fellow Tres Kantos members Bugoy Drilon and Jovit Baldivino.
In an interview on Tonight with Boy Abunda back in 2016, Drilon and Baldivino together with Erik Santos who served as the mentor of the group, revealed that they all agreed to give Alviola majority of the prize from the competition.