MANILA—"It's Showtime" hosts took turns delivering messages of gratitude to director Bobet Vidanes, who celebrated his birthday on Thursday's episode.
Jhong Hilario was among those who was close to tears, as he thanked Vidanes for trusting him to become a mainstay of the show.
He and others also highlighted the lessons Vidanes instilled in them throughout their years working together, calling Vidanes the "father" of the show and the reason it remains on air 10 years on.
Vice Ganda, meanwhile, chose to focus on Vidanes' character, saying that he's a good man who is very much loved.
"Dama ko na mahal na mahal ninyo ako," Vidanes said.