Veteran actor, producer and talent manager Ronnie Henares has a relatable reaction to a viral meme showing his iconic character in GMA 7’s Pepito Manaloto with Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz.
“Somebody is spreading this around!” wrote Ronnie in an Instagram post alongside a screenshot of an edited photo of him with Hidilyn and her multi-million worth of prizes.
Ronnie played the role of financial analyst Tommy Diones who is known to be a fraudster and likes to take advantage of Michael V’s multimillionaire character Pepito Manaloto in the hit Kapuso sitcom.
Channeling his character, Ronnie jokingly asked for a share from Hidilyn who stands to receive over P50 million worth of cash incentives after clinching the country’s first gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics weightlifting event.
“Sabagay, mahigit nang isang milyon ang utang ko kay Pepito. Siguro naman, sa daming milyon makukuha ni Hidilyn, baka pwede niya ako ibalato ng isang milyon man lang!” said Ronnie, which drew laughter from his followers.
“Pati si Hidilyn rarakitin niyo na rin Mang Tommy!😂,” said a netizen.
Aside from the cash incentives from the government and private sponsors, several brands and companies also pledged non-monetary gifts to reward Hidilyn for her triumph at the world’s biggest sporting event.