He sleeps! German Moreno on ‘walang tulugan’

Sorry to disappoint you but unlike his late-night variety show’s title, Mastershowman German Moreno gets some sleep just like any other mortals.
 
“'Yan naman ang napaka-imposible. Ang Diyos lang ang hindi natutulog,” he told Yahoo! Philippines OMG!.

But Kuya Germs—as showbiz calls him—reveals one thing that makes him lack sleep.
 
“Kapag parte ng trabaho, hindi ako natutulog. Siyempre 'yan na 'yung mahalaga dito sa buhay na 'to. Kung ano 'yung misyon mo e ginagawa mo muna bago ka matulog.”
 
Being in the industry for 50 long years, the hardworking star-maker says he functions on a five- to six-hour sleep.

“Pag-uwi ko ng bahay nanonood pa ko ng mga ng Bluray DVDs. After that, kapag inantok na ko,‘yun tuloy-tuloy na,” he shared. “Masinagan lang ako ng liwanag, lalo na ngayon mga 5:30-6 nagigising na ko.”

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Retiring soon?
 

At 69, the Mastershowman has no plans to retire soon. He goes onboard on weekdays for his radio program aired over DZBB, and hosts “Walang Tulugan” every Saturday on GMA.
 
After his radio stint, he acts as consultant to GMA Films or Artist Center.
 
“If they need me and they will ask questions, sinasabi ko naman. Being a pioneer na in the industry [they want to hear my inputs]. Galing ako sa Sampaguita Pictures. Telebisyon matagal na rin. Entablado matagal na rin,” he said.
 
But how does Kuya Germs react when some people say his ideas are no longer relevant to modern times?
 
“Alam mo naman dito ang intriga. Sinasabing passé na raw ang iyong utak. Paano magiging passé, e, alam mo naman ang kalakaran dito na kung anong tugtog siyang sayaw, diba? So ganun pa rin naman ako.”
 
On discovering stars as long as he lives
 
Without a doubt, German Moreno has paved the way for some of the biggest stars in the industry like Sharon Cuneta, Dawn Zulueta, Zsa Zsa Padilla and many, many more.
 
“[Ang] vibration ko malakas. Meron din na dumaan ako sa pagsubok na kapag nakita ko 'yung sasabihin na walang dating. Hindi ako sumusuko. Doon naman ako nacha-challenge. Someday kikilalanin din ito.”
Master showman German Moreno raises a plaque given to him by GMA Network, during his 50th anniversary in showbiz …But through its 16-year-run, “Walang Tulugan” has been breeding lesser-known stars, and its only “big discovery” to date is “Prince of Mall Shows” Jhake Vargas.
 
“Alam mo, may pag-iisip naman ako. Kung ang 'Walang Tulugan’ ay walang nagagawa, walang natutulungan, matagal na kong gumive up. Bakit ako magtiyatiyaga kung wala naman nanonood sa'yo?  Wala naman pumapansin sa'yo?”
 
“Kung nanonood ka ng ‘Walang Tulugan,’ lahat yun hinahawakan ko. I mean hawak na tinutulungan mo na mapansin sila. Actually napapansin na rin ang marami sa kanila. Thank God, hindi lang dito, [pero] sa buong mundo. Pagdating sa GMA Pinoy TV #1 ang Walang Tulugan.
 
For Kuya Germs fame is nothing if there's no hard work involved.
 
“Sa ngayon, para mapansin ka lang papasok ka ng reality show. Kung hindi ka papasa sa kanilang patakaran, wala na. Ang ‘Walang Tulugan’ hindi ganun. Kung magtitiyaga ka, pagtitiyagaan kita. Kng hindi, kasalanan mo 'yun.
 
“Ang telebisyon mabilisan e. They just come and go. Depende na lang kung ang talent ay marunong magdala para tumagal. Ang importante ay karisma ng isang talent, kung ano 'yung mako-contribute niya.”
 
There's no stopping Kuya Germs. With God's grace, he promises to serve the entertainment industry for the sake of those who dream.

“God knows na in my prayers I always ask, ‘Kung inaakala mo na marami pa kong magagawa rito, dito muna ko. Dahil gusto ko pang makita ano pa ‘yung masasalba ko, ano pa yung magagawa ko sa mga nangagarap na mga kabataan.”
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