Padilla, one of the hosts of the upcoming noontime television program, said he accepted the project because he wants to bring happiness and fun to other people, and that it has nothing to do with money.
“Hindi ko tinanggap ang project dahil sa pera… Kung ganoon, sa iba na lang mapunta dahil pigain ninyo man ako, walang ganyang usapan,” he said.
“Pilipinas, Win na Win” will replace “Wowowee” on Saturday. “Wowowee’s” controversial main host Willie Revillame’s talent fee was reportedly P1 million per show or around P25 million a month.
Padilla also chose to ignore various intrigues that surfaced following the announcement of ABS-CBN that he will host “Pilipinas, Win na Win.”
When asked if he was able to talk to Revillame about the changes, Padilla said: “Siguro sa pagpapaalam, wala na dahil hindi naman ako bisita na sa programang ito. Pero pinupugay ko po si Ka Willie at sakaling magkita kami bakit naman hindi kami mag-uusap?”
Padilla started his rehearsals for the TV program on Thursday afternoon. He admitted that he was a bit nervous.
During rehearsal, he also practiced his special production number with Pinoy Rock icon Pepe Smith.
Meanwhile, “Pilipinas, Win na Win” business unit head Jay Montelibano confirmed that the newly renovated studio of “Wowowee” will be used for “Pilipinas, Win na Win” on Saturday.
Montelibano promised that they will have a lot of surprises on the show’s star-studded debut on Saturday.
Meanwhile, woman of the hour Kris Aquino is expected to show up during Friday’s rehearsals.
Aquino will arrive on Friday from the United States where she spent a 3-week vacation with her 2 sons. -source ABS-CBN News