Comedian Dyosa Pockoh made his followers laugh with his parody of Liza Soberano’s “rebranding” video.
The 7-minute video was basically a parody of Soberano’s ‘This is Me’ Vlog uploaded on Feb 26.
Pockoh starts by saying, “It has been a while. I’m doing some changes because I found myself getting lost in emotion. But I’m ready now.”
He then talks about how his career started as a vlogger who documented his life in the province.
He jokes about his management forcing him to buy certain dishes from restaurants despite him not liking those kinds of food.
The comedian continued, “Pinipilit talaga nila ako dahil ang management ko ang kakain ‘nun. They never asked for my point of view. Nakakahon lang ako.”
Another joke was that his management prevented him from showing his private parts during a commercial about napkins.
The whole essence of the video was that just like Soberano, Pockoh also wants a “rebranding.”
Pocko’s video has over 5,000 views at the time of this writing.
Pocko started his career in social media by uploading corny videos of himself. He’d also get invited to social events to entertain. He got his big break when he became an impersonator of Anne Curtis. Ogie Diaz now manages him.
Meanwhile, Diaz had nothing wrong to say about Soberano’s decision. Diaz also managed Soberano.
“Simple lang po ang sasabihin ko hindi para iisa-isahin ang mga sagot ko para kay Liza Soberano sa kanyang ipinupunto kundi gusto ko na lang unawain ang kanyang kuwento at damdamin namin tungkol sa kanyang 13 years ng kanyang showbiz career,” he said.
“Imaginin ninyo kung walang nangyari sa career ni Liza noong hawak ko siya at ng Star Magic, malamang iba ang narating niya ngayon. At least okay na ‘yan kaysa namang nagra-rant na walang nangyaring maganda sa career,” Diaz added.
He clarified that Liza Spoberano was allowed to express her thoughts and recommendations concerning her professional path.
In all her movies and TV projects, Diaz said Soebrano always had an opportunity to voice her opinions and suggestions. Soberano in turn gave in to production’s requests which Diaz, as a talent manager, is grateful for.
Diaz pointed out, “Pakikisama ang tawag doon, pagtatanim for the future may aanihin. Hindi rin naman siguro ako magiging Ogie Diaz kung ako lang mag-isa. Nakisama at naki-PR din naman ako ‘pag may gusto ka o ayaw isinaalang-alang din nila iyon, ‘di ba?”
He continued by saying, “Tandaan mo anak, narating mo ang fame hindi lang dahil sa akin, suporta ng Star Magic, ABS-CBN at ng production staff dahil din ‘yan sa dedication mo sa trabaho. Dahil ‘yan sa ‘yo! Kaya palakpakan mo rin ang sarili mo, ha? Lahat ng narating mo pinaghirapan mo ‘yan anak para mabigyan ng magandang buhay ang pamilya mo, sila ang inspirasyon mo kaya minahal mo rin ang career mo.”
Diaz mentioned that Malou Santos of Star Cinema; chief operating officer of Star Creatives, a division of ABS-CBN Corporation, gave the name “Liza.”
Diaz recalled, “’Yung sinabi mong ‘I didn’t choose the name Liza, it was chosen for me,’ yung screen name na Liza Soberano na ibinigay sa ‘yo ni Tita Malou Santos ng Star Cinema, ‘yan ang nagtaguyod sa pamilya mo. Nabigyan mo ng bahay at magandang buhay ang daddy mo. Nakakapagpadala ka rin ng tulong sa mommy mo sa States. Naibili mo ng bahay at lupa sa Amerika ang lolo at lola mo na kumupkop sa inyo ng kapatid mong si Justin noong nasa Amerika pa kayo. Lahat ‘yan ay dahil sa ‘yo, sa pagiging Liza Soberano mo. Mas isyu siguro ‘yung screen name mo kung hindi tumatak o tinangkilik ng mga Pilipino.”
Soberano said she had been active as an actress and product endorser since she was 12. The actress expressed that she had sacrificed her freedom, and her happiness to present Liza Soberano to the public for the longest time. She thinks she has learned the right to finally just be herself, and do things for herself as Hope Soberano.
The actress also mentioned that she had entered another phase with complete control over all aspects of her life.
“I’ve embarked on a fresh new chapter, and I’m finally taking control of my life, pursuing dreams that I’ve always had to hold off,” she said.
“It’s exciting, terrifying, anxiety-filled, and confusing, but what I know for sure is that for the first time, I’m finally living my life for me,” she concluded.