COMEDY Queen Ai-Ai delas Alas turned emotional during the recent grand press launch of her newest primetime series on GMA after she recalled her last meeting with close friend Vice Ganda at ABS-CBN. She recalled that after her production number in “It’s Showtime”, the noontime variety show co-hosted by Vice Ganda, the comedian embraced her tight.
“After commercial break, niyakap ako ni Vice ng mahigpit na mahigpit at sinabi niya na, ‘Ate, mahal kita kasi Ate kita’. Ako, sabi ko din na mahal kita kasi kapatid kita and thank you at nagka-work tayo,” said delas Alas who is part of upcoming GMA-7 primetime soap “Let The Love Begin”.
“Sabi ko din na thank you sa yakap mo. Sabi niya, ‘Ate, totoo yung yakap ko sa iyo kasi mahal ka namin ng pamilya ko’,” said the comedian returned to GMA-7 this month after spending 14 years in ABS-CBN.
Delas Alas said she never mentioned to Vice Ganda her plan to transfer to the Kapuso network and she is thankful that despite the past controversies, she and TV host remained friends. Delas Alas said she and Vice Ganda have been friends since way back.
“Totoo talaga yun, (na mahal ako ng pamilya niya) kasi kilala ko ang pamilya niya. Barkada ko yung kuya niya nung high school kami. Nakapunta na ako sa bahay nila, (nakilala ko) nanay niya, mga kapatid niya. Hindi ko pa siya kilala kasi maliit pa siya nun. Wala pa kami sa showbiz.”
Several years ago, Vice Ganda admitted that he had a misunderstanding with Delas Alas and he ignored her in one showbiz event. Delas Alas reunited with Vice Ganda when they did the 2012 hit comedy movie “Sisterakas” with Queen of All Media Kris Aquino.
“Mahal na mahal ko yun [Vice Ganda]. Sobrang barkada ko yun at nagte-text kami. Hindi lang nila alam. Bihira sa show business na ganito. Sabi ko sa kanya na, ‘mag-ipon ka palagi Marie [Vice Ganda]. Mag-iingat ka palagi,’ na andito lang ako lagi,” she ended. (Sunnex)