If there’s one thing Ryan Bang wants to happen on his 30th birthday, it’s to see his old friends from the Kapamilya network back in the company.
Ryan made the touching wish as he marked his 30th birthday on It’s Showtime.
Ryan said he wishes to see his co-hosts who took a break from the show as well as the employees of the media giant who lost their jobs following the non-renewal of the network’s franchise.
Ryan particularly named Anne Curtis and Jhong Hilario as among those he misses the most.
"Ang birthday wish ko talaga sa harap ng camera natin gusto ko kumpleto sila, na miss ko kasi si Ate Anne at saka si Kuya Jhong, iba talaga ang 'Showtime' kapag kumpleto tayo," Ryan said.
"At ang wish ko talaga gusto ko lahat nang kilala ko na tao dahil sa pandemic nawalan sila ng trabaho sana magkaroon sila ng trabaho. Lalo na sa ABS-CBN, sa likod ng camera, 11,000 tao sana makabalik sila agad,” he added.
He went on: “Ang sarap maglakad sa ABS-CBN na lahat binabati ka na 'Ryan, kumusta? Kumusta mommy mo? Kumusta Kuya Vhong?' Lahat di ba? So sana lahat nang nawalan ng trabaho dito sa ABS-CBN sana makabalik kayo agad-agad. Ang sarap ng bonding dito sa ABS-CBN.”
It can be recalled that the company had to let go thousands of employees after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) issued a cease and desist order and 70 congressmen decided not to give the network a fresh 25-year franchise.
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Meanwhile, Vice Ganda also gave a message to Ryan on the show.
"Ang wish naming lahat ay maging masaya ka habangbuhay. Maraming-maraming rason para maging masaya ka, kasi ibang saya ang ibinibigay sa amin ng mga ngiti mo. Source of joy ka talaga namin," Vice said.
"Normal ka lang namang tao, marami kang pinagdadaanan pero never naming nadama sa stress sa iyo. Ang gaan-gaan mong tao, kaya nga you are forever going to be everyone's baby. Sana forever kang happy at forever mong maramdaman na mahal na mahal ka namin,” he added.