MANILA – For the first time in years, ace comedians Vice Ganda and Vic Sotto will not be part of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).
On Friday, the MMFF Executive Committee announced the eight entries that will be screened in the annual all-Filipino film festival, which opens every Christmas Day.
To the surprise of many, the movies of Vice Ganda and Sotto did not make the cut.
Vice Ganda stars in the upcoming movie “Super Parental Guardians,” the follow-up to his MMFF box office hit “Beauty and the Bestie” alongside Coco Martin.
Sotto, on the other hand, top-bills the latest movie in the “Enteng Kabisote” franchise which also features some of his co-hosts in the noontime show “Eat Bulaga.”
“Hindi muna (Not now),” Vice Ganda said when asked by ABS-CBN News to comment on the announcement on the MMFF entries. His handler, meanwhile, said they are planning to hold a meeting in light of recent developments.
Vice Ganda’s MMFF movies have been breaking box office records in the Philippines since 2012. His last MMFF entry, “Beauty and the Bestie,” is the highest grossing film of all time in the country.
Sotto’s “Enteng Kabisote” films have also been consistent box office hits since its first installment in 2004.