MANILA, Philippines – TV host Paolo Ballesteros spoke up about his absence on Eat Bulaga after reports he was suspended by TAPE management a few months back due to his behavior.
In an interview with PEP during the set visit of his movie Bakit Lahat Ng Gwapo May Boyfriend, Paolo said that he was on "vacation" and that he will not appear on the show for 6 months.
"Bakasyon, bakasyon na may time limit," he said. "Ang sabi kasi sa akin, 6 months. Nakaka-4 months na ako, so parang sa September ang 6 months ko."
(A vacation, a vacation with a time limit. They told me it was 6 months. I've already served 4 months so I think in September, it'll be 6 months already.)
Paolo admitted that he misses being on the show and hopes to be back. He added that he was overwhelmed by the messages he has been getting on social media.
"Oo nga, nakaka-overwhelm nga sa Twitter. Kapag binuksan ko ngang lahat, puro, 'I miss you, I miss you,'" Paolo said.
(Yes, it's really overwhelming on Twitter. When I check my social media accounts, it's all, 'I miss you, I miss you.')
"Pati sa Instagram, 'yung mga comments, puro 'I miss you, I miss you,'" he added.
(Even on Instagram, all the comments are 'I miss you, I miss you.')
Paolo also shared that he misses being Lola Tidora, his character in Eat Bulaga's Kalyeserye.
When asked what he has learned from his "suspension," Paolo said: "Bawal ang maldita." (Don't be a bitch.)
Aside from Bakit Lahat Ng Gwapo May Boyfriend, Paolo is also doing another film under Jun Robles Lana called Die Beautiful.