Papa Jack, who gained fame as 90.7 Love Radio's resident love guru, will finally dish advice for lovers on television.
Viewers will get to see him deliver his brutally frank style of evaluating relationship problems on his own show titled Call Me Papa Jack starting this January 24 at 10 p.m. on TV5.
During the press conference of the upcoming show at Alex III Restaurant held on January 21, Papa Jack expressed his gratitude to all the people who supported him until today.
"I'm willing to learn, this is a brand new experience for me.
"Salamat kasi may mga sumu-supporta, may mga naniniwala na maybe I can do some more."
Papa Jack, whose real name is John Gemperle, also expressed his gratitude to his current company, Manila Broadcasting Company, for letting him do a show on TV5.
He elaborated, "There was a formal meeting po. Maayos naman po.
"Kahit kelan po hindi naging issue sa Manila Broadcasting Company na magkaroon kami ng raket sa labas.
"Never po nila pinigilan yung growth namin. Salamat po sa MBC kasi napaka-supportive."
The said show differs from his usual radio program, TLC, since it will feature celebrity guests and re-enactments of the callers' experiences.
He explained, "Ang system po kasi ng programa, there is one body where I get an alone time with the caller.
"Pagpasok po ng guest sa next body po, we'll try to talk about yung buhay niya."
The pilot episode will feature Julia Clarete. The succeeding episodes will then feature the love life of Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, Valeen Montenegro, Mark Tupas, Ynna Asistio, and Bret Jackson.
Papa Jack revealed that he personally hand-picked some of the guests because he was already "comfortable" with them, particularly Vice Mayor Isko Moreno.
"Kami ni Vice [Mayor Isko Moreno] po talaga ay magkaibigan kami.
"Ang totoo po niyan si Vice ay tumatambay po sa booth 'pag rumoronda sila para makipagchikahan.
"I'm very lucky na yung relasyon namin ni Vice, yung pagkakaibigan namin ay on a very personal level na walang paguusapang trabaho.
"Comportable [lang] po."
The radio DJ believes that having "friends" as his first guests helped him be at ease. He admits, "May niyerbos po talaga ako sa harap ng camera."
When it comes to controversial issues, Papa Jack makes it a point to makes guest feel at ease so that they will be free to naturally talk about their love life.
Rather than name dropping, talking to his celebrity guests "na parang kaibigan lang" is what makes him different from other personas.
"Nasa akin pa rin kung magne-name drop ako kasi takot pa rin ako, mamaya may matanong po ako na unwilling naman."
"[Pero] doon po sa naging taping namin, sila po yung nadulas, nakapag-name drop po sila. Hindi ko na po kailangan sabihin."
ON GIVING LOVE ADVICE. Papa Jack also discussed how he's able to easily give love advice "in a snap of a finger."
He explained, "Naniniwala po ako pag may nagkwento sa akin ng love problem, they're just telling me fragments of what they remember sa kabuuan ng pagkakataon na naranasan nila yun.
"And mostly pag nagkukwento sila, kinukwento lang nila kung saan sila nasaktan. Nakakalimutan nilang sumaya sila sa pagitan.
"So it's my duty na tingnan kung ano yung missing link.
"Kasi pag nakita niyo po yung kabuuan noon, yung timeline, nako, kung naging masaya ba. Baka naman sa kabuuan ng isang taon, once ka lang sinaktan, parang katapusan na ng mundo mo.
He sums it up, "Kasi as Filipinos ang gusto natin mag confirm lahat ng bagay, we need someone to tell us."