In the recently held virtual media conference for the upcoming Kapuso game show Running Man Philippines Friday, June 24, its stars Lexi Gonzales and Angel Guardian see Buboy Villar as a “threat.”
The show features seven hosts and celebrity guests who will battle it out in performances and challenges in different settings to win a race.
Gonzales pointed out that it was Villar when asked who could be a dark horse among the group.
“Siguro para sa akin, si Buboy. Feeling natin pa-banjing banjing lang…” she explained. “Feeling natin niloloko-loko niya lang tayo pero pagdating doon, game face pala siya, seryoso pala siya.”
The Kapuso artist also did not hide the possibility that Villar defeating fellow Ruru Madrid in one of the challenges.
“Kaya pala niyang patumbahin si Ruru no? Kaya niyang ibalibag. Magugulat na lang tayo, hindi natin alam,” she speculated.
Guardian also felt the same way towards their co-star.
“Feeling ko si Buboy din po,” said the artist.
Meanwhile, the actor-comedian admitted that Gonzales and Guardian are “spitting facts.”
“Ay hindi sila nagkakamali. Tama lang ang pinagsasabi nila na dapat nila akong bantayan. Kasi kapag hindi nila ako nabantayan, bigla na lang akong mawawala sa paningin nila, na gumagawa na ako ng paraan kung paano ako makakalamang.”
In the show, which consists of physical and mental challenges, Villar revealed that he would be relying on his wits to have an edge against his cast members.
“Kumbaga magtitiwala ako sa sarili ko dahil alam ko kung anong gagawin ko, kung sino ang kakausapin ko. Kasi magaling akong magsalita eh. So feeling ko kaya ko silang laruin lahat, kaya ko silang paikutin sa mga palad ko.”
He is also ready to take on the challenges that come his way.
“Sa totoo niyan, pagdating naman po sa ganiyan, dumi? Wala akong pakialam diyan; Sa mga challenges? Gagawin ko ang best ko diyan. Kilala ko po kung sino ako eh. Ready na ready ako sa kung anumang mga challenges na kaya nilang ibigay sa’kin. Ewan ko na lang sa mga kasama ko kung ready sila.”
Running Man Philippines is the Filipino version of the hit South Korean show Running Man. It is a collaboration between GMA Network and Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS).
Glaiza de Castro, Kokoy De Santos, and Mikael Daez were also part of the cast.
The show is set to fly to South Korea and shoot all of its episodes in the location where the original program was shot.
GMA Network has yet to announce its premiere date.