- Richard Merk allegedly had an argument with directors Bobot Mortiz and Bobet Vidanes of It’s Showtime.
- The argument came from taking credit for the segment, Tawag ng Tanghalan.
- Richard claimed it was his idea to give life to the segment.
According to Ambet Nabus’ article in ABANTE.com, Richard Merk allegedly shared about a reprimanding encounter with It’s Showtime. The encounter was allegedly about the creation of the show’s segment, Tawag ng Tanghalan.
In the said article, Richard claimed it was his idea to give life to the segment for which directors Bobot Mortiz and Bobet Vidanes took credit for.
Richard also went to two meetings with Direk Bobot before he had them convinced to make the said segment. The article also shared that Richard never wanted to reveal the said issue.
However, he wanted to take credit, recognition or acknowledgment for the idea. The said article also added that the segment should have invited him as a judge in the segment.
If Richard was the person who had the idea for Tawag ng Tanghalan, a recognition should be made for winning against its noontime rival, Eat Bulaga.