GIVEN the way TV5 executives decide and squander billions of pesos without any ROI (Return of Investments) for nearly four years of operations, the great Manny V. Pangilinan certainly has the patience of job.
But of course, to a certain extent even the patience of saints has limitations. It’s not infinite.
According to our intel, MVP bristled with rage when he learned that the Kapamilya Network was so quick to act on giving a public view on Tito Dolphy’s burial at ABS CBN compound on Dolphy Theater. In fact, when the death of the Comedy King was announced, the think-tank of Kapamilya network immediately sent an invitation to the Quizon family to have Tito Dolphy’s remain viewed inside their compound in which the family replied affirmatively.
Kaya sabi ng aming intel, ang malaking tanong ni Mr. MVP ay kung bakit ito hindi naisip ng kanyang mga TV executives, who are all getting a huge amount of compensation, to think that Tito Dolphy was their exclusive talent?
According to Mr. MVP, it is an instinctive decision to have their prized talent’s remain to be viewed, if not exclusively, at least in their compound dahil sila nga naman ang huling network na pinagtrabahuhan ni Mang Pidol. Automatic na nga naman ang simpleng desisyon na ‘yon kung tutuusin pero bakit nga kaya hindi ‘yon naisip agad ng mga taga-TV5?
Definitely, it is a sure-fire hit among the televiewers because in effect, it means a high number of viewers which is very vital on network war regardless of the solemnity of the event kaya ang nangyari, ABS CBN got it all at sky-rocketing ang kanilang figures on the rating game lalo na sa coverage ng wake ng nasirang King of Comedy sa Dolphy Theater.
Perhaps, if slap-stick comedy is the name of the game inside the posh TV5 office in The Global City, siguradong binatukan na ni Mr. MVP ng nakatuping diyaryo ang kanyang mga executives nang sunud-sunod, ala-Dolphy. Hehehe!