Why Vice Ganda decided to launch a book

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 17 2016 02:28 PM

MANILA – Comedian Vice Ganda launched on Saturday his first-ever book, “President Vice: Ang Bagong Panggulo ng Pilipinas.”

Published by the ABS-CBN Publishing, Vice Ganda said his book is a parody of how he would deal with problems in case he was elected the next president of the Philippines.

Asked how it was conceptualized, the comedian said: “Nung eleksyon, kahit saan ka pumunta, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, ang daming nag-aaway-away. That time, I would make sure na fun lang 'yung ipo-post ko lang tapos nagtu-tweet ako ng #Pagbabago. Tapos kinakagat naman nila, so kinarir ko.”

Vice Ganda said it just so happened that ABS-CBN Publishing liked the idea of his compiled posts that they asked him to come up with more.

“Noong nasa Boracay ako, bago ako umuwi, sulat lang ako ng sulat. Nung na-compile ko 'yung mga sinulat ko tapos pinakita ko sa kanila, natuwa naman sila. Laugh trip lang ito,” he said.

Stressing that the book does not tackle serious topics, Vice Ganda said it is just meant to make people laugh during their down time.

“Gusto ko lang magpasaya. Kung tutuusin hindi naman ako kikita ng malaki dito sa libro. Gusto ko lang mag-spread ng good vibes lalo na sa panahon ng traffic, wala ka ng magawa, malibang ka lang sa mga ganitong sitwasyon,” he said.

Does he have any message for those who think he does not have the credibility to be considered an author?

“Ay wala. They don't deserve my time. Sa mga followers and supporters na lang, I love you,” he said.

“President Vice: Ang Bagong Panggulo ng Pilipinas” is available at various National Book Store branches nationwide.