- Jhong Hilario won Best Male Performance in a supporting role at GEMS
- He mentioned Eat Bulaga! in his acceptance speech
- It went viral on social media
Filipino actor and dancer Jhong Hilario’s acceptance speech during the Guild of Educators, Mentors and Students (GEMS) Gabi ng Parangal on March 21 went viral on social media, for mentioning Eat Bulaga!.
Eat Bulaga! is a noontime show aired in the Kapuso station. It is a rival of the Kapamilya noontime program It’s Showtime to which Jhong is one of the hosts.
“Hindi lang po ito appreciation para sa amin. Ito rin po ay paraan para mabuksan ang mga pinto para magkaroon ulit kami ng trabaho. Kaya maraming salamat po… Napakasuwerte ko na kasabay kong tumanggap ng award ang isang napakagaling, batikang direktor at artista, Mr. Eddie Garcia,” he said in accepting his Best Male Performance In A Supporting Role award for Ang Probinsyano.
[This is not only an appreciation for us. This is also a way to open the doors so we can have another project. That is why, thank you very much. I am very lucky that I am receiving this award alongside great and veteran director and actor Mr. Eddie Garcia.]
He continued, “Yung pagiging host naman sa TV, accidentally lang naman ‘yun dahil hurado lang naman ako. Hindi ko alam na mamahalin ako ng tao. Buti na lang nakatanggap ako nito, ‘Eat Bulaga’ pala ang nanalo.”
[My being a host on TV, that happened unexpectedly. I never thought the people would love. It’s good I received this, Eat Bulaga! won.]
Jhong then thanked the award-giving body for recognizing his hard works in the Kapamilya action soap.