Luis Manzano deals with kids on Junior Minute to Win It

“Seryoso, I’m honestly saying this with utmost sincerity, I’m honestly inviting Ryzza to play Minute To Win It,” said Minute to Win It host Luis Manzano, referring to child star Ryzza Mae Dizon, who is the host of GMA-7's The Ryzza Mae Show.

Minute To Win It and The Ryzza Mae Show are both in the late morning slot in TV pr


Minute To Win It host Luis Manzano thinks it is timely for the show to create a special edition dedicated for kids.

“Summer is all about the kids. We have to dedicate… we had to, e, impossibleng hindi namin gawing ito,” the Kapamilya TV host said about the Junior Minute to Win It, which will start airing on Monday, April 29.

Since most of the children are on break from school during summer, Luis said he received a lot of inquiries on how to join in his game show.

“Kung alam n’yo lang kung ilang bata ang nagtatanong sa akin kung paano ba sila sumali dito.

“Even ‘yong mga anak ng mga kaibigan, ‘Uy, ‘yong anak ko nanonood sa’yo.’

“It’s about time na rin, we’re just waiting for the perfect moment, which is summer,” he related to media during the show’s press conference on Thursday, April 25.

DIFFERENT CHALLENGES. Junior Minute to Win It will cater to kids 9 to 15 years old and will feature new challenges.

In the preliminary battle, two kids or two pairs of kids will try to outdo each other in five challenges in the 60-second circle to accumulate points.

Whoever completes the challenge firsts gets to win toys, gadgets, and trips to different kiddie destinations abroad.

On the other hand, the kid or pair who gets the most number of points in the end will be rewarded with P75,000 and will have a chance to play the ultimate challenge with the top prize of P500,000.

Compared to the regular Minute to Win It, Luis described the special edition, “Everything is na tamed down nang kaunti para sa mga bata.”

However, he said, “Magugulat kayo sa mga kayang gawin ng bata.

“Habang nagse-setup kami, iniisip namin, ‘Kaya ba nilang gawin ‘yan?’

“Lo and behold, talagang kaya ng mga bata.

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“Para sa akin, the rawness ng mga bata, ‘yon ang mah-highlight dito.

“Sabi ko nga, kapag matatanda, kontrolado na ‘yan, e.

“Isang hinga ng mga matatanda, kalmado na. Sila, hindi pa nila alam ‘yan.

“Ang daming dapat abangan na reaction diyan.”

As a host, Luis also had to adjust for the kids.

He said, “Mas maingat kasi dapat kapag bata, e.

“Hindi ako pwedeng kasingkaras kung paano ako sa regular players.

“You have to be a bit more careful with words and at the same time, ibang klase ng pagkapilyo ang attack sa kanila.”

LUIS INVITED RYZZA MAE TO PLAY. Meanwhile, since this is the first time that Minute to Win It will have an edition that features kids exclusively, Luis was asked if this move was to compete with its supposedly rival show, The Ryzza Mae Show, which is hosted by Little Miss Philippines 2012 grand winner Ryzza Mae Dizon.

Luis immediately dismissed the fact that Minute to Win It has the same timeslot with The Ryzza Mae Show.

He said, “Actually, hindi namin talaga katapat ang Ryzza.

“Pumapasok sila kapag patapos na kami.

“Kaya nagugulat din kami kapag sinasabi na [gano’n]. Ang Ryzza, halos Be Careful With My Heart ang katapat, hindi kami.

So, to prove that he is not competing with anyone, especially the child host Ryzza, he said, “Uy, Ryzza, sali ka naman.

“Taped naman sila, di ba, hindi naman sila live?

“O, Ryzza, sali ka naman!”

Will he also be willing to appear as guest on The Ryzza Mae Show?

“Mag-usap kami!” he replied.


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