- Vice Ganda denied that there is a competition between It’s Showtime and Eat Bulaga
- The comedian said that fans are the ones who are putting the shows in competition
- He also believes that Pinoy films should not be pitted against each other
Comedian and host Vice Ganda clarified that there is no heated rivalry forming between the hosts of ABS-CBN’s It’s Showtime and of GMA’s Eat Bulaga!
Vice opened up about this topic after talking about the 2019 Metro Manila Film Fest (MMFF) entries which are constantly being pitted against each other.
The Kapamilya host explained, “Kahit hindi naman sa pelikula, kahit naman sa mga programa, kunyari, Eat Bulaga!
“Hindi naman namin kaaway ang Eat Bulaga!, ang Eat Bulaga! hindi naman kami kaaway, hindi kami magkaka-away, pero yung mga tao feeling nila magkaka-away at magkakagalit kami.
“Dapat talaga nagse-celebrate, especially ‘pag Pasko.
“We just have to celebrate.
“Set aside kung ano ang hindi maganda, we just have to celebrate ‘pag Pasko talaga.”
Vice also believes that Pinoy films are not meant to vie with each other during the yearly film fest, agreeing with the words of Iza Calzado, who also stars in the MMFF 2019 entry Culion.
“Totoo naman, I feel the same thing, di ba, kasi totoo namang magkakatapat yung pelikula namin, pero hindi naman kami magkaka-away,” explained Vice during the December 9 presscon of their MMFF entry The Mall the Merrier.
According to him, competition between movies and shows are mostly caused by some fans.
Vice explained, “Sa pamamaraan din kasi ng pagpo-promote.”
“At sa pamamaraan ng pagbibigay ng suporta ng ibang tao. Parang sila yung gumagawa ng sigalot.”
As an example, Vice recalled that he and his close friend Coco Martin have had different MMFF entries in the past, but they did not allow this to destroy their friendship.
“Hindi naman kami nagpapa-interview, yung pelikula namin magkakatapat pero hindi kami magkaka-away.”
This year, Coco is part of the MMFF 2019 entry 3Pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon while Vice stars in The Mall, The Merrier with Anne Curtis. The comedian admitted that he feels pressured in terms of giving a quality film to the audience.
“Malaking pressure kasi meron kaming obligasyon sa tao na makapagbigay ng magandang material.
“Yung obligasyon namin sa tao na panindigan ang intensyon namin na makapagpasaya ng napakaraming Pilipino.”
“Seriously, para sa akin hindi pera-pera ito. Akala siguro ng tao talagang sobrang ang lala ng laki ng perang inuuwi ko rito. Malaki pero hindi katulad ng inaakala niyo.
“Hindi po ako yung producer na makapag-produce lang, ‘tapos pera-pera.
“Pinaghihirapan po namin ito, marami kami. Pinaghirapan namin kasi gusto naming maibigay ang obligasyon dahil deserve ng mga tao makapanood ng proyektong pinaghirapan.”
The 45th edition of the annual Metro Manila Film Festival will begin on December 25, 2019 and will run until January 7, 2020.