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Vice Ganda on ABS-CBN: ‘Lalaya tayong muli’

Reflecting on how ABS-CBN became an inspiration for a ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’ contestant, Vice Ganda shared a message of hope amid the network’s franchise crisis.

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08/31/2020 12:31 PM
Vice Ganda on ABS-CBN: ‘Lalaya tayong muli’
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"Lalaya tayong muli."

These were the words of Vice Ganda as he reflected on the experience of a “Tawag ng Tanghalan” contestant on It’s Showtime who said that ABS-CBN became her inspiration to have a second chance in life when she was jailed.

The contestant named Alexis Ramirez relayed her story in the segment saying, “Noong nakakulong po kami, kwento ko na rin po. Naging officer-in-charge po ako sa isang buong dorm po na ang kalahati po ay matatanda, mental patients na nakakulong po, and mga tomboy. So isa lang po ni-request nila sa akin. ‘Mayora.’ Mayora po kasi tawag nila [sa akin]. ‘Bilhan mo naman kami ng TV PLUS kasi ang Channel 2 po ‘yung bumubuhay po sa amin that time."


Alexis shared that programs like It’s Showtime brought them happiness and that the Kapamilya network also gave her inspiration to get out of jail and start over again.

"Kayo po ang nagpapasaya lalo na po Showtime alam na alam nila ang oras. Maalaala Mo Kaya, nagpupustahan pa po kami doon kung ano po ‘yung title po. Kaya kayo po ang naging ano namin dun pangarap namin, ako po lalo na po ako, kayo po ang naging inspirasyon ko para makalabas at magkaroon ulit ng second chance. Kasi lahat po tayo naniniwala ako na may second chance in life," she stated.

In response to what Alexis said, Vice remarked, "Nakakatuwa ano, nakaaliw kaya sa mga katulad mo at sa mga kasamahan mo dati sa kulungan na naging bahagi na kami ng buhay. Pasensiya na po hindi niyo kami nakakasama sa pagkakataong ito pero pangako po namin gumagawa po kami ng paraan para muli kaming makabalik sa mga buhay ninyo, samahan niyo kami sa pagdarasal."

The comedian added that the shutdown of ABS-CBN did not only impact the lives of its employees but also its viewers. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Kung maraming empleyado nawalan ng trabaho mas maraming hindi empleyado ng ABS-CBN ang nawalan ng ngiti bukod sa trabaho, ‘yung ngiti. Kaya sa mga nag-aabang po sa amin pangako po gumagawa po ang ABS-CBN ng paraan and mas ma-excite tayo dahil for sure magkikkita at magkikita tayo sa mas malawak at mas masayang pagkakataon," Vice said.

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The It’s Showtime host related what is happening to ABS-CBN to Alexis' experience.

"Di ba para tayong may pagkakapareho, ikaw at ang ABS-CBN. Ikaw nakulong at nagdusa ng 4 na taon dahil napagbintangan ka at wala ka naman kasalanan ‘yun din ang nangyayari ngayon sa ABS-CBN, kaya kung nakalaya ka, magdiwang tayo dahil lalaya tayong muli,” he remarked.