Pokwang chooses to ignore Joey de Leon’s jokes at her expense
Calling comedian and "Eat, Bulaga!" host Joey de Leon an "old man",
comedienne Pokwang said her first reaction to the former's jokes at her
expense--during an "Eat, Bulaga" production in the United States--was
puzzlement.She simply wondered why the veteran comic would even bother to takepotshots at her--going so far as to making fun of her appearance.
De Leon’s version of the John Lennon hit "Imagine" during the show was
a rumination on what life would be like without GMA-7. Pokwang was
mentioned in the song in an unflattering vein. (A clip of De Leon's
performance is on YouTube.)
In the video, De Leon sings, to the tune of "Imagine“:"...At wala ng Dramarama/Channel 2 is the only one/makikita araw-araway mukha lang ni Pokwang/…makikita araw-araw ay mukhang aswang…/imaginethat situation/ I wonder if you can, we need some girls like Marian/not girls who look like men".
Pokwang said that despite making jokes at her expense, she still
considers de Leon a comic icon and adds that for de Leon to even bother
to include her in the joke is, in a way, flattering.
Pokwang said she has no plans to do anything about the said incident,
and joked that she would simply let de Leon, whom she called as “lolo”
(grandpa), have his fun.
She did say that de Leon is nowhere near her own grandmother, who is
loved by press people with a heart that refuses to hurt other people.
Aside from co-hosting "Wowowee," Pokwang is a regular cast of "That's
my Doc" every Saturdays at 6 p.m. with actor Aga Muhlach. She is also
busy doing shows in various localities in the country and even for
Filipino communities abroad.
Pokwang or Marietta Subong in real life is a member of ABS CBN's Star
Magic group of entertainers. She rose to fame after winning in
ABS-CBN's "Clown in a Million." May Ganu'n?
By: Ogie Diaz
Ipinakita sa amin ni Pokwang ang mahigit 50 pages na comments ng mga
respondent sa iba’t ibang forum matapos daw siyang awitan ni Joey de
Leon na mukha siyang “aswang.”
Binasa namin ang ilan. ’Yung ilang ay nag-a-agree kay Joey, samantalang ang halos karamihan ay galit na galit sa tv host.
At parang sa isang salita nila inilarawan si Joey: “Matanda ka na!”
Juice ko, sabi nga namin kay Pokwang, ang daming nangangarap na patulan
ng isang Joey de Leon, “Kaya nga, flattered ako, mare, ’no! Joey de
Leon ’yan, hindi na ’ko choosy!
“Pero hindi ko lang alam kung ano’ng kasalanan ko sa kanya, ba’t
kailangang pati ako na hindi naman siya inaano, eh, idinaramay niya? O,
natutuwa lang sa akin ang lolo mo?”
Hanggang sa sabihin ni Pokwang, “Hayaan mo na nga ang lolo mo. Hindi
naman natutulog ang Diyos, eh. Wala ’yan sa lola ko. Dahil ang lola ko,
mahal na mahal ang movie press at hindi naghahangad ng masama sa
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