ABS-CBN has prided itself with many accolades from several of its shows for many decades and generations. One that has been long running, 9 years to be exact, is noon time variety show called It’s Showtime, which many viewers and Filipinos from across the globe are very familiar with. May it be for its very funny hosts, which is a star packed roster that ranges from the ever flamboyant Vice Ganda, to siren Anne Curtis, to Vhong Navarro and down to its many guests all through out. The show has been reaching several tropes of people for its mega fun segments that show nothing but positive energy and laughter, something we cannot get enough of and look forward to every noon time.
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Of course behind every show, are people who make it possible. The crew, the camera men, the sound tech, a whole team of characters and individuals that we do not see on screen are working very hard in order for us to have a good time watching. But one should never forget the driving force and the ultimate mastermind for the show, the director. For It’s Showtime, this is Direk Bobet who celebrated his birthday today.
The show provided took time today to surprise the director with messages and guests that in turn made him astonishingly cry. It’s expected for everyone who is surprised with such a heartful and loving intention to be overwhelmed by a variety of emotions, including but not excluded to happiness, excitement and joy. Direk Bobet was so moved by the gesture made for him by his team that he cried!
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In the short clip uploaded by one of ABS-CBN’s news ports, the director talked poignantly about the people who filled the stage and where in presence for him. “Explain ko lang ha, simula nung bata pa kami. Ito talaga yung mga tunay kong kaibigan. Simula nung magtrabaho ako sa ABS, sila yung naiiwan ko sa probinsya pero sobrang mahal ko tong mga tao na to
Bihira kong makasama tong mga to, tignan mo mukhang mga probinsyano!” he jokingly says about them.
When his motocross team, Stephanie Strale Rides, headed by Snooky Cruz showed up, he couldn’t help but cry. “Ganito po, eto naman yung kapatid ko sa mga bundok. Nabuo ko po ang showtime dahil sa these guys. Pinagmamalaki ko, wala nakong maisip na programa kung ano gagawin ko.. Kaya po may word na magpasikat. Dahil po sakanila!”
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It’s completely understandable for him to cry when he saw the people who inspired him to create show time, people he hasn’t seen for a while! Happy Birthday Direk!