“Eat Bulaga” Dabarkads cannot help but feel nostalgic when GMA Pinoy TV’s Quick Chat asked them to share their fondest out-of-the-country travels.
Pauleen Luna said that their trip to Israel is her most remarkable trip with Eat Bulaga because it was her first time to visit the Holy Land.
“Iba talaga ‘yung experience na nabigay nu’ng trip na ‘yun. Sa amin, bonding [ng] magda-Dabarkads and of course, spiritually. It’s a very nice gift for all of us,” said Pauleen.
Asia’s Multimedia Star Alden Richards agreed with Pauleen that Israel is indeed a beautiful place. But he also said that their shows abroad had created a big impact not just to their fans, but also among themselves because they created a distinctive bond with Pinoys abroad.
“Every trip is memorable and it’s for the books! Ang na-appreciate ko lang talaga kasi is what you see on screen, is just 10 percent or the tip of the ice berg kung ano talaga ‘yung kakulitan na meron ‘yung mga Dabarkads and lumalabas po ‘yun whenever we have trips abroad,” Alden quipped.
For Allan K., their 2019 Dubai trip surely left a mark because of the thoughtfulness of the Filipino community there. He shared “Du’n mo makikita ‘yung mga Filipinos na nasa ibang bansa na parang miss na miss nila manuod ng Eat Bulaga live. Nakakatuwa lalo mga OFW, makikita mo nag-iiyakan, kung yakapin ka ganu’n-ganu’n na lang. Parang miss na miss nila kami!”
Jimmy Santos recalled an unforgettable skit with Tito, Vic, and Joey. With his hilarious role, he not only gave comfort and entertainment to Filipinos but also to foreigners who watched the show.
“Kumanta sila ng bahay kubo. Every time na hindi ma-translate ni Bossing Vic, call a friend. Ako ‘yun, si Doctor Santos. Maski papa’no nakapagbigay tayo ng aliw sa mga kababayan doon lalo mga asawa ng mga Pilipina doon na mga Amerikano, naintindihan ‘yung sinasabi ko by means of my own definition of English,” Jimmy jokingly said.
For Ryan Agoncillo, he cannot forget the trip where his then-girlfriend and now wife, Judy Ann Santos joined.
“Guest dabarkads pa lang kami ni Judy Ann nu‘n. It was a chance really, preview for me. Nag-stick talaga sa mind ko na [TVJ is not] fawning it in, they’re really putting everything on the line. Every show, they want to give their audience the best every time they’re viewed.”
Meanwhile, Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola both said that every time they do a show outside the country, they make sure that our “kababayan” will definitely feel the positive vibes and unique connection Eat Bulaga has been establishing and doing for the past 43 years.
“Every time na mag-a-abroad kami, ‘di namin iniisip na trabaho ang pinupuntahan namin. Natatapos ‘yung show na ‘di namin namamalayan na tapos na pala, ibig sabihin nagiging memorable lahat sa ‘yo,” Jose said.
“’Yung ‘di ko makakalimutan du’n ‘yung lagi kaming kulang na kulang sa oras. ‘Di ko makakalimutan ‘yung masarap na kainan. Siyempre, ang tanong diyan, kailan ang sunod?“ Wally added.
Everything was slowly going back to normal in some parts of the world but unfortunately, the COVID-19 cases rose again in 2022 because of the Omicron variant. What advice can Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon tell Pinoys abroad who were affected by the sudden surge in COVID cases?
“Let’s stay healthy and mindful ng ating paligid, at Eat Bulaga naman eh kahit papa’no kung ikaw ay may pinagdaraanan, sa loob ng dalawa o mahigit na oras, makapagbigay ang Eat Bulaga ng bukod sa tulong’ eh ‘yung entertainment. ‘Yung mapa-smile ka lang, mapatawa ka nang konti, malaking bagay na ‘yun para maituloy natin ang laban,” Vic said.
“Idadagdag ko lang limang salita. Stay safe, stay with God. Sa buong mundo ‘yan, sa buong kababayan natin. Dasal. ‘Yun lang ang kailangan natin. Stay safe, stay with God,” Joey added.
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