GMA Network recently released an article that hinted at a series finale of a situational comedy Pepito Manaloto.
Although the headline implied the show is soon to reach its end, the article did not explicitly confirm the series finale.
It highlighted the episode’s premise surrounding “aliens.”
— GMA Network (@gmanetwork) May 14, 2021
Earlier, blind items circulated about an important actor taking a sabbatical from showbiz. Some believed that the articles referred to the show’s main actor, Michael V.
Netizens posted their reactions to the possible Pepito Manaloto’s finale and expressed disbelief that the beloved sitcom is coming to an end.
pati ba naman pepito manaloto matatapos na:(
— boogie (@donisedric) May 15, 2021
luh tatapusin na pepito manaloto??
— hawi #UST-AMV cutie (@harryvllnv) May 14, 2021
Netizens also started connecting the blind items to Michael V and noting their concern about the sitcom’s future.
Michael V. Awww, pano na c Pepito at BG? Kahit semi-regular muna kaw dun, oks lang sa min. Bsta andun ka pa din @michaelbitoygma ….
— TheFeetStop🇵🇭 (@dFastNCurious) March 27, 2021
Michael V ba 'to?…
Ayokong magtapos ang Pepito Manaloto 😭
— Iver (@ChrisjayOliver) March 26, 2021
Others expressed their support to Michael V and the sitcom, noting the actor’s vital role in the program.
https://t.co/gIcX2wMm8A This thread offers a clear-eyed critique & comparison of the DG and Pepito Manaloto directors. The conclusion is PM is directed much better than DG. Then the catch: PM star Michael V wants a sabbatical due to COVID19 risks. #TBADNBoycottMZETxAPT52 pic.twitter.com/lSvGC4bNAh
— Axl Rose Diana Lacey (@AxlLacey) April 28, 2021
Pepito Manaloto is one of Kapuso shows beloved by fans as it showed their high ratings over the years.
Following the rags-to-riches story of the Manaloto family, it first aired in March of 2010 and one of GMA Network’s longest-running sitcoms. It also garnered multiple awards throughout its run, such as Outstanding Comedy Program from Golden TV Screen Awards for two consecutive years.