It was a night of charity, plus irresistible charm and sparkling humor as Carlo Aquino, Jerome Ponce, and Nikko Natividad graced the 8th episode of ABS-CBN’s benefit show “Truth or Dare,” which aims to raise funds for victims of Typhoon Odette.
Spearheading the fund-raising drive “Truth or Dare'' and making it entertaining, the guest artists would take on truth-or-dare questions for every ‘milestone’ or target amount of diamonds donated to live streaming app Kumu.
Carlo opened the night serenading Kapamilyas and KUMUnizens with “Mundo” by IV of Spades. For the first milestone, the heartthrobs revealed which body part makes them ‘kilig’ when touched. It’s the hand for Carlo and ears for Jerome.
As always, Nikko had the most hilarious answers. Example, when asked the wildest thing they did for love, his response had something to do with stinky feet.
Carlo admitted that he got back with an ex-girlfriend who cheated on him twice. But that was more than a decade ago. He also revealed that a trip abroad was the most special gift he gave to a girl.
The gentlemen also took on the most requested “Jojowain o Totropahin” Challenge. Jerome would go for “totropahin” for the most part. He explained, “Kasi ‘pag nakita mo na ‘yung better half mo, wala ka nang makikitang iba,” referring to girlfriend Sachzna Laparan. The only actress who broke the trail was Erich Gonzales, his crush during his rookie days in showbiz.
But for Carlo, Erich’s leading man in La Vida Lena, the best response is “Totropahin. Kasi tahimik ako, siya madaldal. So, okay as barkadahan.” Carlo shared that Andrea Brillantes is his godchild, so it’s definitely “totropahin” for her. They all answered “totropahin” for Francine Diaz as well.
Nikko got us LOL-ing over his punchlines on Ivana Alawi: “Mayaman ‘to, eh. Nanakawan ko na lang ‘to.” On Alexa Ilacad: “Tropa kasi ‘pag nag-away kami, anong isasagot ko dun, eh wala namang subtitle ‘yun?” On Zeinab Harake: “Jojowain para mapalapit ako kay Skusta Clee.” On Vice Ganda, he said the Unkabogable Star is like a mom to Hashtags members.
The Broken Marriage Vow star Sue Ramirez got a “jojowain” reaction from Nikko. However, for her former co-stars in A Soldier’s Heart, her being one of the boys makes her a “tropa” material.
It got extra fun when the trio had a lot to say about Melai Cantiveros, Alora Sasam, and Darla Sauler, all of whom were voted “jojowain.”
Near the end of the show, Nikko, Jerome, and Carlo each prank called a friend. Nikko contacted his fellow Hashtags member Wilbert Ross. Here’s the plot: Nikko was in need of shelter after being caught cheating.
Wilbert: “Nambabae ka?”
Nikko: “Hindi naman babae. Pero siyempre, lalaki tayo, natutukso. Kilala mo ako, bro. Wala naman akong girlfriend. Pero sabi nga nila, ang lalaki talaga ‘di nakakapagpigil. Pwede ba akong makituloy diyan sa inyo? Baka magkasakitan kasi kami, eh.”
Wilbert: “Pero walang ibang kwarto dito. Sa sofa ka na lang.”
Nikko: “Hindi, pwede bang ikaw ang humanap ng ibang matutuluyan tapos ako diyan?”
Wilbert: “Magdadala ka ng babae dito, ganon?”
Nikko: “Oo sana pero huwag kang mag-alala kasi ang dadalhin ko naman, lalaki.”
Next up, Jerome tried to contact Donny Pangilinan but to no avail. As suggested by netizens, he chose Sue as his final victim. The script required him to solicit for liquor donations from the brand she’s endorsing to support his candidacy.
Jerome: “Congrats sa show! Happy ako para sa’yo as always.”
Sue: “Thank you!”
Jerome: ” Baka pwede akong maka-solicit sa’yo ng alak.”
Sue: “Anong alak ang kailangan mo?”
Jerome: “Kahit anong alak ang meron ka. Tatakbo kasi akong konsehal.”
Sue: “Seryoso ka ba?”
Sue: “Oo kaya mo naman.”
Jerome: “Eh, maitataas mo ba kamay ko pagdating dun? Willing ka ba magbigay?”
Sue: “Ng alak? Oo, madami dito.”
Jerome: “I-solicit mo din ako para ‘pag may kumakatok sa bahay.”
Sue: “Dapat nga ako magso-solicit sa’yo, eh.”
Jerome panicked and had to reveal the prank to stop Sue from saying anything unnecessary.
For the last prank call, Carlo asked John Prats if he’s willing to do a movie project with him. But the twist is they’re portraying a BL love triangle with former bandmate Stefano Mori.
Carlo: “Kung may mag-offer sa’yo ng pelikula, tayong dalawa, okay ba sa’yo?”
John: “Oo naman.”
Carlo: “Sure ka? Ano kasi to, BL tapos love triangle. Nakita na nila si Stefano. Nakita na nila si Stefano, siya ‘yung ka-love triangle natin.”
Besides the prank calls, the heartthrobs were also dared to show off their sexy dance and workout moves, reveal their sexiest selfies, and make ‘pa-kilig’ poses. Melai and Alora also joined them for the “Bad Romance” Challenge.
At the end of the episode, Carlo, Jerome, and Nikko dared Robi Domingo and Edward Barber to take on the next batch of exciting questions and challenges on “Truth or Dare.”
Watch out for Robi, Edward, and more Kapamilya heartthrobs on “Truth or Dare,” 8 p.m. on FYE Channel on Kumu, ABS-CBN Entertainment Facebook page and YouTube channel, iWantTFC, and SKYcable Channel 955 HD and Channel 155 SD until January 28.
“Truth or Dare” benefit interactive show series is the second fund-raising activity of ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Foundation’s “Tulong-Tulong sa Pag-ahon: Isang Daan Sa Pagtutulungan” for the benefit of typhoon Odette survivors.
Aside from donating cash, in-kind donations, or virtual gifts through the event platforms, people can also help by purchasing P100 or P400 Tulong Bag donation vouchers on Lazada and Shopee. These donation vouchers provide rice and canned goods to individuals and families that were affected by the typhoon.
For information and other ways to donate, visit the official pages of ABS-CBN Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or go to https://foundation.abs-cbn.com.