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  • Why Michael V Wants 'No Gifts This December'

    The actor is in the thick of a big project currently: a home renovation
    by Lei Dimarucut-Sison .
Why Michael V Wants 'No Gifts This December'
PHOTO BY @michaelbitoy/Instagram
  • It may be the strangest request one would hear for Christmas, the season of gift-giving, but comedian Michael V is asking friends and loved ones to please NOT get him anything for Christmas (or his birthday, for that matter). Yes, you read that right.

    The 49-year-old writer-director made this appeal on his social media accounts. 

    “Magre-request ako sa mga kaibigan, kamag-anak atsaka mga kakilala ko... baka pwedeng NO GIFTS THIS DECEMBER.“I mean, no physical items,” his post reads in part. It was a caption for a photo of him wearing a hard hat, with a construction site on his background.

    Bitoy, as Michael V is fondly called, shares, “Nagpapa-renovate kami ng bahay at habang naglilipat kami, napansin namin kung ga’no karami sa gamit namin ang hindi na namin ginagamit. Meron nga ring mga bago pa na hindi pa nagagamit ever.

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    “Parang na-guilty ako. Na-realize ko na I have everything I need and everything I want AND MORE! So we decided to do something about it.

    “Una, ibibigay na lang namin sa charitable institutions ‘yung iba. Tapos ‘yung iba, sa friends and relatives.

    “Nagsimula na kaming magkahon para magamit ng mas makikinabang.”

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    Thus, while the family purges their stuff, they do not want to add more to it. He said he prefers something intangible and more meaningful instead. 

    “Hindi sa ayaw kong makatanggap ng kahit ano this Christmas and birthday ko, pero kung magre-regalo kayo baka pwedeng any of the following na lang:

    “A prayer for good health.

    “A simple, sincere greeting.

    “A Like, Follow or Subscribe sa social media accounts ko.

    “Biruin mo, hindi ka na mahihirapan mag-isip ng ibibigay, siguradong maa-appreciate ko pa!

    “It’s a win-win situation!”

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    With a career spanning over 30 years in show business, Michael V will be celebrating yet another milestone before the year ends: his 50th birthday, on December 17. 

    “Happy Holidays everyone! Hope we all discover the true meaning of Christmas this year.”

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