It turns out that Vice Ganda was in one of the vehicles hit by a truck one night in BGC, Taguig City.
On the afternoon of August 21 during their noontime show ‘It’s Showtime,’ Vice Ganda appealed for help for the driver involved in the accident.
He asked the Madlang Pipol, “Sana tulungan niyo po ‘yung driver na nakabangga sa amin. Naararo kami, apat kaming sasakyan; parang nakatulog ‘yung driver, so wasak na wasak.
“Sana tulungan niyo ‘yung driver kasi balita namin—at saka sa contractor, ‘yung may ari ng truck, sana tulungan n’yo yung diver, kasi naawa din naman ako sa driver kasi andaming sasakyan ‘yun eh.”
Kim Chiu, a local endorser of Lalamove, promised to convey Vice Ganda’s message to her boss. Notably, the Lalamove delivery truck was the vehicle primarily responsible for the chaotic road accident.
“Meme, ambassador ako ng Lalamove. Sige puwede kong i-text…” Chiu told Vice.
“Paki, oo. Assist n’yo rin yung driver, although sa contractor ‘yun. Pero i-assist sana kasi kawawa ‘yung driver,” said Vice, who even managed to tell a funny story after his inolvement in the accident.
Despite the incident, Vice Ganda managed to share a humorous anecdote, saying, “I’m still alive! Yes! ‘yun nga lang namatay ‘yung—kasi number one na ako sa Candy Crush noong mga panahon na ‘yun. Oo! Number one ako ilang weeks na; number four na (lang) ako ngayon,” which elicited laughter from fellow hosts and the audience.
On social media, netizens expressed their appreciation for Vice Ganda’s gesture toward the driver and other victims. Clips of Vice Ganda speaking to the involved motorists and checking if they were okay have been widely shared and praised by netizens.