Michael V. denies that ‘Pepito Manaloto’ is coming to an end

By: Hannah Mallorca5 minutes ago

Michael V. says 'Pepito Manaloto' isn't ending yet amid speculation.  Image: Courtesy of GMA Corporate Communications

Michael V. Image: Courtesy of GMA Corporate Communications

Michael V. himself shot down the rumors that the popular GMA comedy series “Pepito Manaloto‘ has been given the ax and that the show is already airing its final episodes.

The actor-comedian announced the messages during the April 20 broadcast 24 Oras weekend.

“Diretsahang sagot. Hindi (Outright answer. No),” he said. “’Yung photo naman na lumabas, ‘yung group hug na’ yun, actually ‘yung photo na’ yun is ang nire-represent nu’n is ‘yung memory, appreciation.’

(The photo that emerged, showing us sharing a group hug, is actually a representation of our memory and appreciation.)

Michael V. said the cast was just happy that their bond on and off screen is still strong, despite the horrors of the pandemic. He also said in the report that a “summer special” filmed in Nueva Ecija is coming soon.

“Natutuwa lang kami na after all these years after the pandemic magkakasama pa rin kami (We are happy that we are still together after all these years of the pandemic),” he said.

Meanwhile, his co-star Manilan Reynes said she is grateful that the show still has audience support after fourteen years.

“Naiiyak kami kasi hindi po namin maisip na hanggang ngayon sa tinagal ng ‘Pepito Manaloto’, 14 years na kami, talagang nandyan sila simula’t simula. Nakakataba ng puso,” she said.

(It makes me emotional to know that “Pepito Manaloto” lasted fourteen years and that we have been there for each other ever since. It warms my heart.)

Rumors about the show’s final episode started circulating after the cast shared photos of themselves sharing a group hug on social media. This led to some netizens calling for the show to continue.