On the 13th anniversary of “It’s Showtime,” Ryan Bang finally won his first "Magpasikat 2022" grand champion award after he and Jhong Hilario showcased the excellent relationship between the Philippines and South Korea.
"Akala ko hindi ko ito ma-eexperience. Ang sarap sa pakiramdam. Nahihiya na ako sa inyo madlang people na sa loob ng 13 taon hindi ako nag-champion pero ngayon champion na ako," said Ryan.
Using Filipino and Korean dances and performances, Ryan and Jhong highlighted the history and culture of both countries. They also highlighted the Filipino veterans who helped South Korea during the Korean War.
"Maraming salamat sa "It’s Showtime" family dahil binibigyan niyo po ako ng pagkakataon tumulong sa kapwa ko Pilipino.Utang na loob po namin and lahat ng Koreans sa lahat ng Pilipino veterans dahil kundi sa kanila ay walang South Korea," he expressed.
Their tandem won P500,000, which will be donated to a Filipino veterans’ charity organization.
Coming in second place was the team of Vice Ganda and Amy Perez, who dedicated a heartwarming performance for the workers and PWDs. They won P300,000 for their chosen charity.
The team of Karylle and Ogie Alcasid was named 3rd place and won P100,000 for their chosen charity for their musical on how love always saves the day.
The panel of judges was also comprised of award-winning actor John Arcilla, "The Iron Heart" star Baron Geisler, "Dream Maker" mentor Darren Espanto, Janice de Belen, Pia Magalona, and Creative Programs, Inc. Head and ABS-CBN Foundation Executive Director Ernie Lopez.
Meanwhile, as the hosts shared their messages for the show's anniversary, Vice realized that Ryan secured his first championship when he returned to its roots after multiple attempts.
"'Yung pagkapanalo ni Ryan bigla kong na-realize na kung bakit hindi siya nananalo kahit ang dami na niyang napapakita. This time nanalo siya kasi binalikan niya kung ano siya bilang isang Koreano at Koreano na mahal na mahal ang Pilipinas," he explained.
He used the opportunity to thank everyone who has been involved with the initiative since its inception.
"Gusto kong magpasalamat sa lahat ng mga hindi natin kasama. Dahil yung mga hindi natin kasama, sila yung kasama natin noong simula. Isa sila sa mga unang nag-isip, nagtaguyod at naging paa at kamay ng programa. Direk Bobet Vidanes, Direk Mel Feliciano, and Direk Boyet, thank you very much.Sa lahat ng mga host na nagsimula nito kasama na diyan sina Kuya Kim, Billy Crawford, Coleen, Eruption, and Joey Marquez, thank you very much," he said.
"Lahat ng mga nakasama namin gusto ko kayong balikan. Gusto kong balikan lahat ng masasayang alaala kasi masayang-masaya naman tayong lahat, mahal na mahal natin 'yung isa’t isa bago tayo hindi nagkaintindihan. Bago tayo nagkasakitan. Bago tayo nawatak. Bago tayo nagalit sa isa’t isa, nagmahalan tayo. Gusto ko balikan 'yun. It's a celebration. We want to celebrate the love we once felt kahit hindi na tayo magkakasama,” he added.
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