Vice Ganda says It’s Showtime a ‘casualty’ of TAPE vs TVJ dispute


For Vice Ganda, the ABS-CBN noontime show It’s Showtime became a casualty of the ongoing feud between Eat Bulaga producer TAPE, Inc. and the original Eat Bulaga hosts Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon.

In a vlog released on Tuesday, June 27, Vice Ganda addressed how their show was affected by the conflict between TAPE and the original Dabarkads trio, TVJ.

As of writing, the vlog is currently ranked sixth on YouTube’s most trending videos in the country.

Eat Bulaga’s Tito, Vic and Joey part ways with TAPE, Inc.

“Parang tayo yung casualty nung naging problema ng TVJ at tsaka nung Eat Bulaga. Sabi ko parang tayo yung tinamaan nung mga kanyon na binala nila,” Vice said.

“Okay naman sila roon, okay din naman kami, okay na tayo rito kasi kung hindi naman sila nag-away edi buo pa rin sana sila. May kontrata pa naman sila sa GMA hanggang next year so buo pa rin sana sila pero dahil hindi sila nagkasundo, nagkahiwalay,” he added.

Vice remarked that despite being put in an unfavorable position, they will not blame TVJ for they are all in a similar situation.

“Hindi naming sisihin ang TVJ kasi lahat naman kami gusto lang magtrabaho. Lahat naman kami may ipinaglalabang bahay. Lahat kami may pinaglalabang programa. Lahat kami may pinaglalabang audience na gustong pagsilbihan,” the host said.

Vicewent on to address TV5, saying that while he was saddened by circumstances that led to It’s Showtime’s exit from the network, he said he remained grateful to the company run by Manny V. Pangilinan.

“Hindi kami pwedeng magalit sa kanila kasi napasaya nila kami eh. Minsan sa buhay namin, tinulungan nila kami. Minsan sa buhay namin, nakaramdam kami ng pagdiriwang at kasiyahan dahil sa tulong nila and that will forever be one great reason to be grateful to them,” Vice said.

It’s Showtime officially parted ways with the Kapatid network on June 20, as the noontime variety show formally announced that it was transferring to GMA Network’s GTV channel.

Patricia Dela Roca
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