Comedian Vice Ganda took to Twitter to address fake reports saying TV5 rejected him after he allegedly asked for a three million-peso talent fee.
According to the article which first appeared on tabloid Tonite, Vice Ganda and his camp reached out to TV5 amid the franchise issue of ABS-CBN.
He also reportedly asked for a three million-peso talent fee a month for a once-a-week show from the Mandaluyong-based TV network owned by Manny V. Pangilinan.
But the 44-year-old comedian — who recently launched a digital entertainment site called Vice Ganda Network — quickly dismissed the report and called it #PekFakeNews.
Sharing a screenshot of the said article from a site called Pinoy Trend, he wrote: “Mga Bulaang Bwakanang ULUL!!!”
See his tweet below:
Meanwhile, Vice Ganda’s digital network which is set to feature a show called Gabing-Gabi Na Vice among others, is set to launch soon in two days via https://viceganda.com.ph/.
“Ang vision ko lang talaga is very simple, very basic – to serve my purpose. To make the people happy, to make my audience happy. Yon ang dapat lagi kong maging compass sa lahat ng gagawin ko,” he said of his network during a virtual presscon held last Monday, July 20.
On what fans can expect from his network, he said: “Dito sa Vice Ganda Network marami akong… it’s all about good vibes. Marami akong content na ipo-post na makakapagpasaya ng mga manonood. Maraming bagong digital programs na gagawin ako na magpapatawa sa inyong lahat.”
He added: “Mapapanood din nila dito yung Gabing-Gabi Na Vice, the usual late night talk show. Tapos yung Prize Ganda, game show na gagawin namin. Tapos meron din akong sitcom na binubuo – kaming mga bakla. May documentary din akong ilalabas at marami pa kayong bagong makikita.”
According to Vice, he earned the support of his bosses from ABS-CBN to put up his own "network" and said that he is thankful for the many opportunities given to him by the media giant.
“Marami naman akong nakuhang advice, marami naman akong nakuhang support mula sa iba’t ibang tao. Si Boss Vic (del Rosario) isa na diyan, yung management ko rin sa ABS-CBN gina-guide din naman nila ako kung paano ang gagawin at saka I am so blessed because I have been given the opportunity to work with so many brilliant people in ABS-CBN,” he said.
Vice is one of the most followed Filipino celebrities on Twitter with 13.7 million followers on the social media platform.
Vice Ganda, one of the country’s top entertainment personalities, has been a regular host of the noontime program It's Showtime since its inception in 2009. Vice also had a nighttime talk show Gandang Gabi Vice which aired every Sunday from 2011 until March 8 of this year.