TV host and comedian Vice Ganda has once again reaffirmed his love and trust in ABS-CBN as he officially renewed his contract with the company he calls home during an event held on February 15 aptly called The Unkabogable Day.
Apart from the contract signing, Vice expressed his gratitude to the “Madlang Pipol” as he celebrated the success of his recent film Partners In Crime, which 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.
During the contract signing, Vice looked back on his decades-long career in the industry.
“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.
Several Kapamilya artists, colleagues, friends, and loved ones also gave their heartfelt tributes to 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.
Vice then expressed his gratitude to the ABS-CBN bosses. “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,” the comedian added.
Among the ABS-CBN executives present were chairman Mark Lopez, ABS-CBN Group CFO Rick Tan, Star Magic and Entertainment Production head Laurenti Dyogi, and ABS-CBN head of Non-scripted Format Louie Andrada.
Vice Ganda rose to fame in the noontime variety show It’s Showtime and has scored multiple box office hits through the years. Vice has also 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 the Trinity University of Asia.