Power outage forces Vice Ganda to cancel 'Du31' performance

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 05 2016 12:31 AM | Updated as of Jun 05 2016 01:52 AM

DAVAO CITY - Comedian Vice Ganda was forced to cancel his performance at the grand victory party of incoming president Rodrigo Duterte due to heavy rains and a power outage at Davao City's Crocodile Park on Saturday night.

"Nakakaiyak! Hindi man nakapag-perform dahil sumabog ang kuryente okay lang. Sapat na sa akin ang nagkita-kita tayo, nagkawayan at nagkamayan," Vice Ganda wrote on his Twitter account. 

Vice Ganda, a known supporter of the president-elect, arrived in Davao City Saturday night and immediately headed to Crocodile Park, where more than 500,000 people gathered, according to police estimates. 

The "It's Showtime" host posted a photo of him waving at the rain-drenched crowd. "I love you Davao!" he captioned his post.

In an earlier interview with ABS-CBN News, Vice Ganda expressed his excitement ahead of his performance at the party dubbed "DU31: One Love, One Nation Thanksgiving Party."

"Kaya masaya ako kasi hindi lang naman ito celebration ng victory ni Mayor Duterte, celebration din ito noong hope ng 16 million na katao na naghahangad ng isang malaking pagbabago sa Pilipinas," he explained. 

The planned 12-hour victory party began at around 1 p.m. Other celebrities such as Sarah Lahbati and Arron Villaflor were able to perform, as well as "The Voice Kids" finalist Reynan Dal-Anay. 

Davao City Mayor Duterte, himself, was able to deliver his speech. His youngest son, Sebastian "Baste" Duterte, also managed to address the crowd before the power outage.