Is the year of the horse unlucky for Vice Ganda?
Success seems to come in tandem with controversy for Vice Ganda, as the latest news suggest.
Last month, Vice Ganda generated online buzz when news spread of his tampuhan with ‘It’s Showtime’ co-host and friend Karylle. Vice aired the issues concerning him, Karylle and the singer’s fiancée and Spongecola singer Yael Yuzon in an interview with Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino.
The spat threatened to wreck the hosts’ skits on the noontime show. But later on the two re-united and are on friendly terms again.
But hard on the heels of this public spat is a recent piece of news that may potentially be more damaging for Vice. On Sunday night, Vice was awarded the Best Actor trophy in the 30th Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for his comedy ‘Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy,’ beating other heavy weight actors like ER Ejercito (‘Shoot to Kill: Boy Golden’) and Joel Torre (‘On the Job’). Columnist Jobert Sucaldito contested the win, saying Vice won through vote-buying.
Sucaldito, who is Ejercito’s ‘PR-man’ said ‘Niloko ako ng ilang members ng PMPC. Pinaniwala ako that they will vote for my baby Jeorge Estregan for Best Actor.’ He added that PMPC was really eyeing Joel Torre as Best Actor should Sucaldito fail to lobby for Ejercito.
Vice is currently on his way back to Manila after his concert tour in America. He has not yet given his side of the issue, but so far has recognised his win at the Star Awards with a tweet: ‘WOOOOWWWW! Thank U LORD!’
He had also greeted KC Concepcion for her first Best Actress trophy, whom she dedicated to her mum: ‘Congratulations to Star Awards Best Actress @kc_concepcion !!!! Kung kelan naman wala tayo tsaka tayo nanalo. Hahaha!!! Ang saya!!!’
After getting news of his win, Vice tweeted: ‘The Year Of The Horse indeed!!!’ alluding to how he jokingly calls himself a horse on his comedy routines. But with the controversies surrounding the successes that comes his way, is it indeed his year?
Congratulations to Vice and to all the winners of the PMPC Star Awards!
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