- Vice Ganda admitted he felt sad for the show’s suspended live airing
- His new show, Everybody Sing, stopped its taping due to the Metro Manila lockdown
It’s Showtime host and comedian Vice Ganda expressed his sadness over the suspension of the noontime’s show airing for one month. This was made in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the country.
In a message, Vice’s fellow hosts Vhong Navarro, Amy Perez, and Arci Munoz thanked the ‘madlang people’ and explained that this was done for the protection of the crew, artists, families, and the public.
“Madlang pipol, pansamantalang ititigil po muna ng ABS-CBN ang pagtatanghal ng mga live entertainment shows at tapings ng mga teleserye nito simula bukas, March 15 bilang pagsunod sa deklarasayon ng pamahalaan ng community quarantine at pagbabawal ng pagtitipon ng maramihan upang matigilan ang pagkalat ng COVID-19,” Vice Ganda said during the program segment “Piling Lucky.”
Arci and Amy assured viewers that the Kapamilya network will still inspire and help Filipinos despite the coronavirus outbreak.
“Habang ito ay ipinapatupad, magpapatuloy po ang ABS-CBN na maglilingkod sa mga manonood sa paghahatid ng mga palabas na magbibigay ng inspirasyon at pag-asa at sigla,” Arci said.
Amy added: “Makakaasa po ang publiko na magpapatuloy na ihahatid ng ABS-CBN ang balita at impormasyon sa newscasts, TV, at radyo, pati na rin po sa digital lalo na sa panahon ngayon na may public health crisis ang ating bansa.”
Vice said he was saddened by this but he hopes things will get better soon.
“Humihinto lang tayo ‘pag may sakit. Pero ‘yung one month na hindi ko kayo makikita nalulungkot ako. Magdasal po tayo na [hopefully before one month maging OK ang lahat] para makapag-group hug na po tayo,” Vice Ganda said.
In the past weeks, the It’s Showtime production has practiced drastic measures to avoid the spread of the disease like barring a live studio audience and implementing “social distancing”.
Aside from this, Vice’s late night show Gandang Gabi Vice just ended. The show aired its final episode on March 8, 2020 with Raffy Tulfo as its last guest after almost 9 years. Replays of the show will air from March 15, 2020 to April 12, 2020 due to the suspension of airing live entertainment shows.
Vice is supposed to host the new Kapamilya show Everybody Sing but its taping was postponed in compliance with government guidelines for a Metro Manila lockdown.