ABS-CBN executive Laurenti Dyogi was devastated when one-half of the popular “Pinoy Big Brother” (PBB) house was demolished on May 14.
Dyogi took to Instagram to reflect on the memories shared by him and the production team within that particular section of the house. This section was constructed more than 17 years ago specifically for the singing competition “Pinoy Dream Academy” (PDA).
“After 2 seasons of PDA, it became our House B which had our offices brainstorm space, pantry, hosts’ dressing rooms, mini studio with control room and living quarters, especially during the last two ‘lock-in seasons.’ This part of the house has lots of good memories and even scary experiences,” he said.
Dyogi mentioned that they had to relinquish ownership of that specific area of the house. This is because the lease agreement reached its expiration this year, and it was deemed impractical to renew it.
He said, “We still have the main PBB house and control room which hopefully we still get to use for the next PBB edition. This original house was built in 2004 and is 18 years old. It has become iconic and a landmark in the area.”
Expressing deep emotions, Dyogi expressed gratitude to the entire staff, crew, hosts, former housemates, and all the supporters who contributed to the profound legacy of “PBB,” leaving an indelible impact on the local pop culture scene.
The network executive stated, “Special thanks to Ms. Linggit Tan for starting it all. Salamat ng marami lola LT. It’s the end of an era but hopefully, we can move on and find a better home in the future.”
The PBB house was once the most famous house in the Philippines due to the show’s popularity.