MANILA, JUNE 2020 – ICYMI, the long-running noontime show “Eat Bulaga” featured a few favorite TikTok creators on its “Bawal Judgmental!” segment last June 16.
“Bawal Judgmental!” is a simple game where the player of the day, usually a celebrity guest, must choose the correct answer to a question from among a group of seven people, each with distinguishing characteristics and experiences. A friend or guest helps the player choose the right answers.
For the June 16 episode, Papa Jackson was the celebrity contestant, and TikTok creators, @ivy_vicencio, @lennieenverga, @richobautista, @sesbombchris, @lykabarista, @marvsfojas, and @zendeeofficial made up the group of seven.
The segment started with an introduction of each TikTok creator, along with a kasabihan or saying from them. Ivy Vicencio, who posts acting and dance videos with her partner, Gardo Versoza, was the first one introduced. She shared a classic Filipino saying, “Ang taong hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.”
Another notable saying was a funny one shared by Lyka Barista, a creator whose Tagalog-with-a-Korean-accent comedy videos have become popular in recent weeks. In true comedienne fashion, her kasabihan was, “Walang madilim na daan kung jowa ang pupuntahan.”
After all the creators were introduced, the hosts proceeded with Round One of the game. The first question was, “Who among the seven has more than 1 million followers on TikTok?” In this round, Papa Jackson was able to get 3 correct answers.
His first correct choice was Marvin Fojas, who already has 2 million followers on TikTok. During his brief interview, Marvin shared that he creates mostly comedy skits and classroom scenarios. He even gave a short sample of a classroom skit together with hosts, Paolo Ballesteros and Jose Manalo.
Zendee, with 2.6 million followers, was also correctly identified in this round. She talked about posting often while on quarantine, since a lot of people were at home and watching. Her videos make use of humor to call out toxic personalities, which is a topic that she feels is relatable to many of her followers.
The third correct answer was Lennie Enverga, who now has 3.1 million TikTok followers. A full-time social media influencer, Lennie shared that she enjoys creating videos, which her viewers enjoy watching.
In Round Two, the question asked was, “Who among the creators became product endorsers because of TikTok?” Among the 3 possible answers, Papa Jackson only got one correct – Lennie who has endorsed phones, energy drinks and condiments. The other correct answers were Christian Antolin and Richo Bautista.
Christian aka @sesbombchris’ original parody, meme and spoof videos landed him a condominium endorsement. Known for editing himself into other creators’ viral social media videos, Christian has been on TikTok since 2018, but only started posting regularly during ECQ.
Richo, on the other hand, was tapped to endorse “Palawan Pera Padala” as his popular Kapitbahay Serye characters, Mars and Aling Nena. His famous line, “Walang gano’n Mars” was also used in the ad. A public school teacher, Richo has a huge following on TikTok, and even Maine Mendoza said on the show that he is one of her online idols.
In Round Three, Papa Jackson had to guess who among the creators joined a TikTok competition. He selected Marvin Fojas, which was, unfortunately, the wrong answer. The correct choice was Lennie, who joined the South East Asian TikTok All-Star Competition.
At the end of the segment, host Vic Sotto gave these closing statements, “Sa panahon ngayon, bawal ang pasaway. Bawal ang magkasakit. Pero hindi bawal ang magsaya at sumabay sa mga trending na gaya ng pagti-TikTok. Basta maging responsable lang sa pagpo-post.”
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