Here’s a major throwback treat for fans of The Voice Kids Philippines Season 1!
In this video from Gandang Gabi Vice, Top 4 finalists of the first-ever season Darren Espanto, JK Labajo, Darlene Vibares, and champion Lyca Gairanod shared ‘kulitan’ moments with the Unkabogable Star.
Vice Ganda asked how their lives changed since joining the competition. The ever-candid Darlene shared schoolmates and teachers walk up to her at school for photo op. “’Pag recess, pupunta po ‘yung mga bata dun para magpa-picture. Pati ‘yung Ma’am ko po nakiki-picture. Kaya po hindi ako nakakakain nang maayos.”
Vice smiled, saying fame has its disadvantages sometimes, “Ikaw, hindi ka na nakakakain, ako nga hindi na nakakapag-date.” The ‘hugot’ song “Magkaibang Mundo” played in the background, then, Vice requested JK to sing it for him.
In another portion of the interview, then 9-year-old Lyca revealed that bullying discouraged her from going to school. She said, “Binabato po ako ng libro. ‘Pag tulog po ako, ginigising po nila ako ng libro.”
After throwing his punchlines, Vice clarified that bullying must never be tolerated. He asked kids watching to speak up if they experience bullying at school. He said, “Pwede kayong magsumbong sa magulang, sa teacher. Kasi bawal na bawal ‘yan. Nangyayari ‘yan, hindi lang naman ngayon nangyayari ‘yang bullying. Eh, iba-iba naman ang mga bata kung paano magco-cope sa sitwasyon.”
He continued, “Ako, dati lumalaban ako kasi wala naman akong magulang na mapagsusumbungan at busy din ang mga kapatid ko. Pero lumalapit ako sa mga teachers. Tutulungan kayo ng teachers.”