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Michael V. reveals the reason why ‘Pepito Manaloto’ stopped filming

He found it hard to tell the younger talents that he’ll be playing a more passive role because of his fear of contracting the virus again

Michael V. will only go back to working on projects once he gets fully vaccinated or when things are safe again, which is also why Pepito Manaloto stopped airing.

In a media conference, he said actors and actresses during tapings on Pepito Manaloto: Ang Unang Kwento are taking full health precautions, and things are going great so far.

As far as shooting location is concerned, everything worked out kasi nakaplano talaga ng maayos,” he said.

Palagi ang priority namin is yung safety ng lahat ng tao. I think it’s doing good. I think it’s gonna be okay,” he added.

When asked when he’ll return to becoming active, Michael V. said maybe when he has already taken a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

As soon as ma fully vaccinate siguro ako I will consider na,”

He found it hard to tell the younger talents that he’ll be playing a more passive role because of his fear of contracting the virus again.

“I‘m coming from a place of care. Ayokong macompromise yung health nila ng dahil saakin.

I feel sort of responsible na baka pagkapinilit kong mag trabaho sa location baka unfortunately magkasakit or may hindi maganda mangyari,”

The comedian tested positive for the coronavirus last year in July.

Alam kong hindi normal ‘yung nawala ang pang-amoy ko. I was counting na may kinalaman talaga sa COVID but I was also praying na sana allergy lang or something but turns out… tutuloy na lang natin yung mga sinabi sa akin na mga kailangan gawin and… hope for the best. I’ve been through worse. Sobrang namimiss ko ‘yung pamilya ko,” he said in his vlog.

He also told the cast that the show will not go anywhere so there’s no reason for them to be worried,

“I don’t want that responsibility on my shoulder kaya sabi ko ‘If you’re all agreeable to this, babalik naman tayo. All we have to do is wait for a few months or whenever,’

“Basta ang importante safety and inassure ko naman na di mawawala yung show.” he said.


Pepito Manaloto: Ang Unang Kwento is the prequel to the original Pepito Manaloto and will be set in the ’80s.

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