Vice Ganda shared how hurt she is about the comments regarding the monetary help she gave to a former colleague.
This happened during the Reina ng Tahanan segment of It’s Showtime. She was interviewing a contestant who has been shouldering the expenses of her siblings, despite already having a family of her own.
It prompted Vice Ganda to share her own experience about voluntarily giving monetary aid to someone in need, only to get negative feedback.
The comedienne shared that the person she helped made public the specific amount she had given—P20,000. This lead to comments questioning his gesture.
“Nabasa ko sa mga comments, ‘Gano’n lang pala ang binigay ni Vice Ganda, P20,000 lang?’ Napalunok ako. Pag ako ba ‘yung tumulong, dapat may presyo?
“Tumulong na ako nang kusa, ayoko ko ngang magpa-acknowledge kaya hindi ko sinasabi. Pero ‘yung nilabas mo ‘yung pangalan ko, tapos inokray pa ako, nasaktan ako talaga.
“Pag hindi ka tumulong, ang sama-sama mo. Pag tumulong ka, kikuwestiyonin pa kung bakit iyon lang ang tinulong mo. That hurts so much.”
She did not mention a name.
In recent weeks, however, comedian Gil Morales, popularly known as Ate Gay, published a public Facebook post. These are the individuals who contributed to her hospital bill in June. She was confined due to toxic epidermal necrolysis.
Among them was Vice Ganda, with the corresponding amount of P20,000. In that same post, she clarified that it was his sibling who paid for most of the bill. It reached P600,000.
Ate Gay came out with the list in response to “bashers” who would mention Vice Ganda’s help during his hospitalization.
Ate Gay told host Ogie Diaz in the latter’s September 12 vlog,
“Laging pinagdidikit ‘yung mukha ko at ni Vice Ganda. Nahihiya ako kay Vice.
“Actually, tumulong si Vice. Sabi ko nga, ‘di ba, maliit at malaking halaga ay tulong. Oo, tinulungan ako. Pero nga, ang feeling ko, ‘yung mga namba-bash sa akin, parang feeling nila si Vice ‘yung nagbayad ng bill sa ospital.”
Nonetheless, Ate Gay expressed her gratitude to Vice Ganda, saying,
“Maraming salamat sa kanya dahil sa panahon na nahirapan ako sa ospital, ‘yung naalala ka lang niya, okay na ‘yun, eh.”
“Tumulong pa siya, ‘di ba? Maraming salamat.”
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