COMEDIENNE-turned-author Ethel Booba has admitted that she performed for inmates at the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City a fews years ago.
“Naloka ako bigla at naungkat ’yun pero nag-perform ako, yes,” said Ethel Booba, who is Ethel Gabison in real life, during an interview on “Tonight with Boy Abunda” on ABS-CBN.
Gabison, 39, is one of the celebrities mentioned in the ongoing House hearing on illegal drugs trade at the maximum security compound of NBP. Other stars who have performed there were megastar Sharon Cuneta, folk singer Freddie Aguilar, and Mocha Girls.
She recalled her experience at the national penitentiary.
“Actually mga choosy nga sila eh at it’s my privilege. Meron silang mga listahan ng artists parang namimili sila.
Pero nung kasabayan ko nun… dalawa lang kaming nag–perform si Freddie Aguilar, tapos ako. Sabi ko ang galing naman ang leveling, di ba?”
“May audience participation. Kailangan din naman nila ’yun eh. Siguro nababagot din sila. Hindi naman sila pwedeng laging magrambol. Maraming security. Nung unang inalok sa akin ’yun, may tunawag sa akin, medyo nanginginig din ’yung tumawag. Sabi n’ya Ethel ha, hwag kang matatakot… natatakot s’ya na kasi ako ’yung ni-request baka hindi ako pumunta mategi s’ya. Pag hindi rin ako dumating baka mategi rin ako. Kasama ko rin naman ’yung mga kapatid ko nun.
May mga friends,” Gabison laughed.
“Binayaran naman ako ng tama. Siguro nga 2012 or 2013 ’yun,” she added.
These days, Gabison said that she performs again in comedy bars.
“Kababalik ko lang sa comedy bar after three years – sa Laffline at Punchline kaya naggi-gig na uli ako. Nakaka miss,” Gabison said.
She added that she is active on social media by posting witty posts on Facebook or Twitter.
“Pag emotional ako, sa Facebook ako. Pag-masaya ako, sa Twitter lang,” said Gabison, who has close to 300,000 followers on social media.
Gabison has also launched a book entitled “#Charotism: The Wit and Wisdom of Ethel Booba” published by Viva.
“Maraming moral lesson dyan at nagbrainstorming talaga kami para sa book para lahat pasok,” she said.
Other personalities who have written books include TV host Boy Abunda, comedian Ramon Bautista, actresses Kathryn Bernardo, Judy Ann Santos and Alex Gonzaga, former beauty queen Miriam Quiambao, and models Georgina Wilson and Solenn Heussaff, etc.
Gabison, who is also one of the best friends of ace comedienne Vice Ganda, also said that she does not regret having her own sex videos.
“Marami akong natutunan nun at dahil dun naging strong ako,” she said.
During the “Fast Talk” portion of the late-night show, Gabison said that she will wear a white see-through gown if given the chance to meet Pope Francis.
“See-through para makita n’ya ang loob ko,” she said.
Asked about her message to President Rodrigo Duterte, she said: “Kaya mo pa ba? Ang dami mong problema. Gusto mo tulungan kita?”
Her greatest achievement is that she is a good daughter and the sexiest man in the Philippines is actor Piolo Pascual.
Gabison prefers love over money, likes sex than chocolates, lights on during sex, and comfort room as the best place for making love.