ONE word that would describe Joey de Leon is : alaskador.
We can’t blame him though if he becomes one after what Willie Revillame threw at him. If you are the type who easily gets pissed off, Joey is not the type of person to encounter.
In “Startalk” for instance, he spoke in great length about Willie without even mentioning his name. It is like reading a blind item with all the clues laid out identifying the person he is referring to. Even without the slightest hint, televiewers would know who Joey is talking about. It couldn’t be Boy Abunda, silly.
The only time he mentioned the comedian’s name was when he told about Willie’s appearance as a sidekick in his old, old movie “Barbie.”
Samples of his “pang-aalaska”:
“Muntik na ‘yang patayin ni Don Pepot. That was when he told the late comedian: ‘Alam mo ba, ni minsan, hindi mo ako napatawa.’ Also, when he lost to a mahjong game, he called over his alalay and issued a cheque for one hundred pesos.”
“Lagi siyang napapaligiran ng mga babae sa show. Is it a game show or a nightclub?,” Joey asked.
On doing a show everyday, Joey gave Willie another advice: “Magpapalit ka para ‘di ka mapaos.”
And then quite seriously, Joey repeatedly said, “Tutoong may kayabangan ka at nagri-react ka nang husto. Iyang kayabangan ay bawasan mo, kaibigan.”
Joey admitted he felt offended or nabastos with the “pasaring” attributed to him. When his apo heard it on TV, the child was heard to have asked, “Bad pala si Lolo?”
Meanwhile, MTRCB chairwoman Ma. Condoliza Laguardia hopes the “fighting” would stop “at pasayahin na lang nila ang mga tao.”
Was there really cheating on the Wilyonaryo segment where the winning wheel that contained the number “2” representing the P2 million jackpot prize also contained “0”?
This is the real issue which triggered the exchange of heated words between Joey de Leon and Willie Revillame which must be explained.
As Joey said, “Explain before you complain.” Millions of televiewers ought to know the truth.