Vice Ganda — dubbed as “The Unkabogable Star” — reaffirmed his loyalty in ABS-CBN as he officially renewed his contract with the company he calls home.
At the contract signing nicknamed “The Unkabogable Day” held Wednesday, Vice also thanked Madlang Pipol for the success of his recent film “Partners In Crime.”
Co-starring Ivana Alawi, the movie served as his comeback in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) and was listed as one of the top-grossing movies in last year's MMFF.
With his back-to-back achievements, Vice could not help but look back on his decades-old career with much gratitude.
“The journey has been quite long na rin. There were difficult times, but there were a lot of fun times. It was colorful pero kung susumahin mo, it's a winning journey,” Vice said.
Looking ahead, Vice said he will continue his loyalty to the network that made him a household name.
Vice started as a standup comedian and singer in the late 90s. Soon, he was scouted to play bit roles and eventually supporting characters on television and film. But his biggest break came in 2009 when ABS-CBN asked him to join “It's Showtime.” The audience loved his brand of comedy and soon fans would fill movie houses and live events venues to enjoy his work.
As such, Vice made sure to thank the ABS-CBN bosses and to promise that he will stay a Kapamilya.
“Maraming maraming salamat po sa patuloy na pagtitiwala, pagbibigay ng trabaho, oportunidad, pagkakataon… I am so grateful.
“Nakapirma na talaga yung puso ko rito. 'Yung paa ko nakabaon na dito sa bahay na 'to. Ayoko na lumabas… I'd rather be here inside my home. This is the safest place for me,” Vice shared.
Several Kapamilya artists, colleagues, friends, and loved ones also gave their heartfelt tributes for the Unkabogable Star.
“Thank you for your Unkabogable loyalty and love for ABS-CBN and for all of us. With or without a contract, you stood by us even in our most difficult times. Binigyan mo ng lakas ang lahat ng ating mga Kapamilya sa gitna ng lahat ng ating pagsubok,” said ABS-CBN COO of Broadcast Cory Vidanes.
Among the ABS-CBN executives present at the contract signing were chairman Mark Lopez, ABS-CBN COO of Broadcast Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN Group CFO Rick Tan, Star Magic and Entertainment Production head Laurenti Dyogi, and ABS-CBN head of Non-scripted Format Louie Andrada.
Over the years, Vice received various awards as a Kapamilya star. In 2021, he was named as the Best Entertainment Program Host at the Asian Academy Creative Awards and Most Trusted Entertainment/Variety Presenter at the Reader's Digest Trusted Brands Awards.
Recently, Vice was voted by the De La Salle Araneta University community as Most Outstanding Twitter Influencer, Most Outstanding Social Media Personality, Most Influential Multimedia Filipino Celebrity, and Most Outstanding Entertainment Show Host at the 5th Gawad Lasallianeta.
Vice also won Best Variety Show Host at the 2023 Platinum Stallion National Media Awards of Trinity University of Asia.
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