Direk Edgar ‘Bobot’ Mortiz has definitely enjoyed his advance birthday party held at the 42nd floor of Will Tower Mall in Quezon City this week. As seen on the video that was uploaded by an unknown source, the exclusive event was personally hosted by the owner of the establishment, Willie Revillame.
At one point, Willie Revillame requested other celebrity guests on the party, such as Vhong Navarro, Ogie Alcasid, and Tirso Cruz III to sing for Direk Bobot. However, it seems like the aforementioned artists were a bit hesitant to join in the presentation. So, Willie urged them to draw nearer to him in order for them to have a more intimate interaction.
Before they offered a song for the celebrant, Willie took time to express his gratitude to Direk Bobot whom he considers as his mentor. According to the TV host, even when he was still under the Kapamilya Network, the veteran director has already been giving him tips on his programs. Likewise, he revealed that Direk Bobot was also the one who advised him about “career move.”
Candidly, Willie also commended actor Tirso Cruz III for his recent TV series in the Kapamilya Network. Although he failed to remember the title of drama, Willie mentioned that the series was about having a mistress. The crowd was quick to guess that he was probably referring to the now-defunct afternoon series “Wildflower.” However, Willie immediately reacted saying:”Parang tanga, kalaban ko yun! Wildflower, wala na. Boys Over Flower na tumapat sa akin.”
Moreover, Willie persistently persuaded Tirso to transfer to GMA-7. As for him, the Kapuso Network has a huge budget and offers a competitive talent fee. He even asked for Ogie’s justification who was once a Kapuso artist. However, the latter revealed that TV5 has the highest salary offer among the three huge TV networks in the country.
Direk ‘Bobot’ Mortiz will be turning 63 this coming September 8.
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