A day after Wowowee host Willie Revillame publicly defended comedienne Pokwang against Joey de Leon's comic skit during Eat Bulaga's show in Los Angeles, California, the iconic yet controversial comedian along with co-hosts Vic Sotto and Jimmy Santos once more dropped the word "aswang" in Eat Bulaga's "Ang Joke Ko" segment earlier today, August 19.
The skit showed the three taking turns in bragging about their lolo's cool nerves when confronted by an "aswang."
The lines delivered by the three, particularly by Joey, never seem to take a slant against anyone until the tail end of the entire skit.
"May tanong ka pa?" Joey egged Vic.
"Anong pangalan ng lola mo?" Vic dutifully asked his partner.
Wearing a perplexed expression, Joey asked back, "Pangalan ng lola ko, na aswang?"
"Oo," Vic replied.
Stammering, Joey quipped, "Po... Po... Puring! Puring!"
IGNITING OLD FEUD. Joey is once again being attacked after dishing out a parody number during Eat Bulaga's last U.S. visit.
Borrowing the tune of John Lennon's anthemic single "Imagine," Joey typically changed the lyrics and was heard inserting the lines: "Channel 2's the only one / Makikita araw-araw ay mukha lang ni Pokwang..."
The next lines left a bad taste in the mouth of some listeners: "Makikita araw-araw / Ay mukha lang ng aswang..."
Yesterday, August 18, Willie once again used his noontime program, Wowowee, as a podium to lambast Joey and the content of his Los Angeles parody.
"Sana ho kung magbibiro tayo puwede naman kayong mag-compose ng kantang hindi kayo nakakasakit ng kapwa n'yo, e. Wala akong kinantang nakasakit ng kapwa ko," said Willie, who called Pokwang to his side while delivering his message.
"Hindi ka ba nagkakaroon ng puso sa kapwa mo Pilipino, pati babae ginaganyan mo?" fumed Willie.
Pokwang, for her part, simply thanked those who sympathized with her by saying, "Pero sa lahat po ng nagtanggol sa akin, maraming-maraming salamat po. Sa lahat po ng naniniwala, thank you po. Pagpalain kayo ni Lord. Thank you po."