Inspired by the hardships and sacrifices of our “unsung heroes” especially during this pandemic, Vhong Navarro decided to finally push through with his awesome tribute to teachers in his Magpasikat performance with “Tyang” Amy Perez-Castillo and “Ate Girl” Jackie Gonzaga in this year’s It’s Showtime anniversary celebration.
IN PHOTOS: Team Vhong, Amy & Jackque’s Magpasikat 2020 performance
The performance commenced with the trio continuously walking along a consistently changing backdrop while cladded in PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment). They then introduced themselves one-by-one as the three teachers who were among those inspired us recently because of their admirable passion not just in their profession, but towards their students as well.
First was Vhong who depicted Teacher Velcher Castillo, a high school teacher from Isabela who’s known for giving away crayons to his students after receiving a heart-rending note from one of them. Next was Jackie who portrayed Teacher Iam, the dedicated pre-school teacher who’s doing her best to conquer the challenges of this pandemic. And lastly, Tyang Amy who pierced our hearts as Teacher Lovely, the teacher who does not only have to face the challenges of distance learning, but of providing the needs of her ill child.
After rending our hearts with those true-to-life stories, the three emerged on the stage wearing shirts with “Sti11 2gether A2Z” emblazoned on them and went on to amuse us with a dance number. Several teachers from different parts of the country joined them virtually as pre-recorded videos of them dancing were flashed on the LED screens.
As soon as their production number ended, the team showed the “magic” that happened in order to create this another remarkable through a behind-the-scenes video that they would make available online for the madlang people to see.
They also revealed It’s Showtime’s partnership with Knowledge Channel and that they’re giving away Php100,000 worth of monetary assistance to those teachers involved in their production number. Just like the other teams, Team Vhong-Amy-Jackie also gave a Php11,000 ayuda to a lucky Showtimer online!