Soon-to-be-wed couple Jocelyn Talaboc and Marlon Vargas, both 23 years old of Munoz, Quezon City became the first contestants to bag the P1 million jackpot prize in ABS-CBN’s noontime show “It’s Showtime.”
Jocelyn and Marlon, who have been living together for three years, have two children, and are scheduled to marry in a mass wedding in June, won a total of P1,010,000 in the program’s segment “Showtime Goodtime.” They said their family survives on the meager earnings of Marlon, who scavenges for metal junk in creeks for a living. They said their unexpected win was an answer to their prayers, and that they would use their reward to purchase a humble home and pay for their kids’ education.
The “Showtime Goodtime” segment is the jackpot round for the winner of the noontime show’s “Arte Mo!” game. The contestant needs to get the “It’s” ball from a raffle barrel in order to advance to the next letter in the word “Showtime.” If the contestant advances to the letter E without getting two “X” balls, he wins the P1 million prize.
Party with the ‘unkabogable’ barkada of Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, ‘Kuya’ Kim Atienza, Karylle, Vice Ganda, Teddy Corpuz, Jugs Jugueta, Jhong Hilario, Ryan Bang, Coleen Garcia, and Eric ‘Eruption’ Tai in “It’s Showtime” weekdays and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m on ABS-CBN.
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