Comedian Vice Ganda went viral on social media this week after he introduced his new ‘baby’ with his boyfriend Ion Perez.
In his vlog, the comedian showed the new part of their family, a Pomeranian dog worth P380,000.
“Gusto naming magka-baby para lalong sumaya ‘yung bahay namin, para may mapag-sharean ng saya ‘tas mayroon magpapasaya sa’ming bago, mayroon kaming lalambingin, mayroon kaming mamahalin, aalagaa, para lalong maging masaya ang life,” Vice said.
The said puppy was a five-month-old black and white pomeranian, a popular breed known for being sweet to their owners.
Its size also made it desirable to become a house pet.
They also bought a bed for the dog which cost P16,000.
Vice and Ion also planned to baptize the dog before naming it.
However, some netizens questioned the decision of Vice to buy a dog worth hundreds of thousands of pesos instead of adopting one.
In an episode of their noontime show It’s Showtime, the comedian responded to his critics.
“Maganda yung mag-adopt talaga ng mga dogs pero may masama ba na bumili kami ng dog? Wala. Kaya pwede kami mag-decide? It’s our life, di ba?” he said.
“It’s our life, it’s our joy. Can’t you just be happy for our joy and for our lives?” he added.