Multitalented and award-winning actor, comedian and TV host Michael V. affirms his commitment with GMA Network, Inc. in a contract signing held last April 4.
Present in the contract signing were GMA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, GMA President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., GMA Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Felipe S. Yalong, GMA Entertainment Content Group Senior Vice President Lilybeth G. Rasonable, GMA Senior Assistant Vice President for Business Development Department II Janine Piad-Nacar, Senior Program Manager Bang Arespacochaga, Program Managers Cecille de Guzman, Mildred Natividad and Enri Calaycay and Bitoy’s wife and manager Carolina Bunagan.
Bitoy hosts the longest-running comedy gag show Bubble Gang and award-winning family sitcom Pepito Manaloto. He is also the host of the celebrity competition Lip Sync Battle Philippines.
The Kapuso comedy genius, who has been a loyal Kapuso for more than two decades, revealed that he is happy to renew his contract with the Kapuso Network. “23 years na ako sa GMA. Mahirap kasing magpasaya kung hindi ka masaya. So masaya ako dito sa GMA dahil nagagawa ko yung gusto ko, napagbibigyan yung mga hiling ko at yung kagustuhan kong magpasaya ay sinusuportahan nila. Yun yung ugat talaga ng pagpapasaya natin.”
He shared that he owes his success to all his fans and loyal Kapuso viewers who have been continuously supporting his shows. Bubble Gang is celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year while Pepito Manaloto is now on its 9th year and Lip Sync Battle Philippines returns on its 3rd season.
“Hindi natin pwedeng i-let down ang ating mga supporters. Unang-una sila yung naglagay sa atin dito. Sila ang nagpapa-number 1 sa mga shows na ginagawa ko at sila ang sumusuporta sa atin all the way. Eto lang ang paraan ko para ibalik sa kanila ang binigay nila sa akin.”
GMA’s top management, in turn, recognized Bitoy’s unparalleled talent and dedication to his craft.
Mr. Duavit said that he is very grateful and proud that Bitoy is still a Kapuso. “Si Bitoy kasi ay bukod tangi, I mean one word ‘idol.’ Sa husay, sa professionalism niya, loyalty niya. Kaya nagpapasalamat tayo kay idol sa muli niyang pagpirma and we look forward to the next 30 years.”