Just a few hours after Vice Ganda celebrated on Twitter for winning Best Actor at the recent PMPC (Philippine Movie Press Club) Star Awards for Movies, controversial entertainment columnist and radio personality Jobert Sucaldito posted on his Facebook page that the comedian’s win was paid.
In a lengthy post on his personal Facebook account on Monday, March 10, Sucaldito aired his opinion over Vice Ganda's win.
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The Star Awards is said to be the local equivalent of the Golden Globes as it is awarded by the press. Just like the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the decision-making body of the Golden Globes, PMPC members cast their votes to determine the winner.
The Star Awards for Movies is organized by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC), which also holds the yearly Star Awards for TV and Star Awards for Music.
Vice won the Movie Actor of the Year award at the 2014 Star Awards for Movies for his role in the comedy movie “Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy.” Among the actors he bested for the award include Piolo Pascual and Joel Torre of “On The Job” and Jeorge Estregan Jr. of “Boy Golden: Shoot to Kill.”
According to Sucaldito, he decided to lobby for Estregan when he found out Torre won’t win the best actor award for “On The Job” because “hindi nila kayang magbayad sa voting members.” He claimed the “Boy Golden” actor was “next in line” to win the acting award after Torre.
Jeorge Estragan Jr. is the screen name of actor and Laguna governor E.R. Ejercito. Sucaldito, meanwhile, is Ejercito’s longtime publicist.
Sucaldito said Estregan did not know he lobbied for him to win the acting award and that it’s not wrong for him to lobby for the win since he is not a PMPC voting member.
The Philippine Movie Press Club is yet to issue a statement regarding Sucaldito’s claim.
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