FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano regulars Shernan, Smugglaz and Bassilyo, visited the Tonight With Boy Abunda studio on Thursday, August 22 and talked about their acting careers.
Smugglaz shared the difference between raps that are trending at the moment. Fliptops that are famous on the internet is the acapella format of rap and is similar to the classic balagtasan. While Whipbeats incorporate beats with the words.
They revealed that their acting careers started when they were hired as actors in Coco Martin’s 2017 MMFF entry, the remake of the FPJ classic “Ang Panday.” Shernan shared that Coco himself was the one who wanted them to join the cast of both “Ang Panday” and FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
Shernan shared that respect for others is the most valuable thing he learned from the show. While Smugglaz added that the FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano shows traditional Filipino culture amid modern trends and changes. “Lumang laro, bukod ‘dun sa paggalang sa mga matatanda kahit sa simpleng mano po lang,” he said.
Smugglaz believes that their show continues to show values that Filipinos should never forget. On the other hand, equality is the most valuable thing that FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano has been teaching the youth according to Bassilyo.
The boys prepared special verses as tribute to the action king, Fernando Poe Jr., in his 80th birth anniversary. “Respeto sa kapwa ang pamana ng hari ng pelikula,” one of lines that echoed from Shernan’s verse. “FPJ ikaw ang tunay na lodi permalu,” Smugglaz played with the words to relate it to the millennial vocabulary. “Ang nag-iisang hari ng pelikulang Pilipino, walang iba kundi ikaw,” Bassilyo emphasized that FPJ will never be replaced by anyone and has since made his mark in both the industry and the hearts of Filipinos.
Boy Abunda challenged them in a rap battle wherein he teamed up with Shernan against Smugglaz and Bassilyo. Shernan joked about the King Of Talk’s hair or lack thereof but Tito Boy went with the joke and turned his argument into a rap verse instead. “Ang tulad ni Tito Boy napakabuting tao,” Bassilyo chose to compliment Tito Boy instead of further adding to the ‘kalbo’ joke that Shernan started. “Maubos na lahat ng buhok sa buong mundo, ‘wag lang ang iyong pagmamahal,” Smugglaz added to end the rap battle. Tito Boy joked that the night should be known as “Gabi ng mga Kalbo” due to their rap jokes earlier. They thanked all their supporters for watching the show and urged them to continue supporting FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
Catch the more of the TWBA interview with Sherman, Smugglaz and Bassilyo in this video.