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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Nov 14, 2020



                  JANNO GIBBS at the Eagle Broadcasting NET25 presscon for their new shows
          JANNO GIBBS with 'HAPPY TIME' co-hosts Anjo Yllana and Kitkat Favia
JANNO GIBBS with the stars of Net25's first romantic drama, YNNA ASISTIO & GEOFF EIGENMANN in 'ANG DAIGDIG KO'Y IKAW'

JANNO GIBBS has worked with GMA-7, ABS-CBN and TV5. Now, he’s happy to do a show, “Happy Time”, with Net25.  

“We started last September and so far, happy talaga kami pati ang management,” he says. “You can see this naman sa feedback ng viewers online. Even our bosses are happy with the feedback from satisfied viewers. We’re glad na napapasaya namin sila.”

He used to be identified as a perennial late comer, but he claims that he has since reformed. “Disciplined na po tayo. Matagal na kong hindi nale-late. Maski sa shooting ng movies na ginagawa ko sa Viva, hindi na ako nale-late. You can ask them. 

"And now, I just feel blessed having a hosting job sa isang noontime show. At daily pa. So I’m really grateful to Net 25 for giving me this show. At kahit na hindi naman ako member ng Iglesia ni Kristo, they treat me well. 

"And of course, it’s a joy to be working with my longtime friend, Anjo Yllana, na nakasama ko na sa ilang movies and TV shows before kaya swak agad kami. Ang co-host namin, si Kitkat, blends well with us, so we’re all happy hosting the show and with the viewer’s favorable response to us.”

How are they faring compared to more durable noontime shows? 

“Yun nga ang isang gusto kong linawin. We’re not competing with them, with ‘Eat Bulaga’ or ‘Showtime’, kasi ang tatagal na nila sa ere. E, kami, kasisimula pa lang namin and, ang Net25, bago pa rin pa lang sa pagsabak sa entertainment. 

"We just offer ‘Happy Time’ as an alternative happy show and the important thing is ine-enjoy naming gawin ito and I think it shows naman on screen kaya the online viewers' comments are all very inspiring.”

We’ve noticed they even mention their rivals in “Happy Time”, like Tito, Vic and Joey. 

“Yes, hahahaha! Lahat naman, binabanggit at kinukumusta namin, to show we’re very friendly to all. Let’s face it, wala pa ang Net25 sa digibox like TV Plus at sa Affordabox kaya wala pa kaming ganoong kuneksyon o signal na nakukuha sa cable channels. 

"But nakikita rin namin ang lakas namin sa Facebook at sa Youtube. And of course, solid ang support sa amin ng viewers who are members of Iglesia ni Cristo. At siempre, dahil INC ito, very wholesome kami. 

"Walang mga kaberdehan kundi family humor and entertainment lang. Maganda yung segment ko na I do one-on-one interviews then nagja-jam kami sa pagkanta, like sina Vina Morales, Tina Paner, Faith Cuneta. Ang ganda ng feedback doon.”

We know he and Bing Loyzaga’s eldest daughter, Alyssa, is supposed to have gotten married sometime this year. “Dahil sa pandemic, they decided to postpone it, baka next year na raw and it will be held in Australia,” he says. 

Aside from “Happy Time”, Janno has three new movies with Viva Films: “A Hard Day” with Dingdong Dantes (completed by can't be shown because of the pandemic), “Mang Jose” and “Rocketman”.