‘Eat Bulaga’ pillars to announce new home on June 7, hopes to return on air by 1st week of July
Another chapter to the Eat Bulaga saga continues, as Tito Sotto revealed that the new home of the original “Eat Bulaga” would be announced soon.
Sotto confirmed this during an interview with broadcast journalist Pinky Webb in an episode of CNN Philippines’ “The Source,” which was uploaded on its YouTube channel last Monday, June 5.
During the interview, he admitted that he and fellow stalwarts, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon, have yet to decide where the noontime show would choose to air.
“We have yet to decide. We agreed among ourselves that by June 7, we will be ready to announce. If things work out the way we want it to, perhaps, at least baka the first week of July, we would be able to air,” he said.
During the interview, the veteran host-politician shared that they have been getting offers from “at least four or five television stations,” saying these networks expressed interest in bringing the original show back on air.
“We have been receiving invitations from at least four or five television stations that asked us to consider whether we would move over to their station. So, masaya kami (we’re happy),” he said.
Sotto also lamented that TAPE Inc. president Romeo “Jon-Jon” Jalosjos Jr. and his brother, chief finance officer Seth Frederick “Bullet” Jalosjos, made the noontime show’s hosts feel that their efforts are put to waste despite being on air for almost 44 years.
“Kaya lang after 44 years, tapos medyo ang pakiramdam namin para kaming binale wala eh. So, ang feeling namin this time is it’s going to get better. Hopefully. Itutuloy pa rin namin,” he said. “[Because] that was very hurting. Ang seniors ginagalang, hindi isinasantabi.”
(But after 44 years, we felt that our efforts were put to waste. But we feel that it’s going to get better this time. Hopefully. We will still continue… Because that was very hurting. Seniors should be respected, and not put aside.)
Amidst the ongoing tug-of-war between both camps, the new “Eat Bulaga” has since went on air since June 5, with Paolo Contis, Mavy and Cassy Legaspi, Alexa Miro, Betong Sumaya, and Buboy Villar as hosts.
It can also be noted that the noontime show’s flagship segments such as “Bawal Judgmental,” “Pinoy Henyo,” and “Juan for All, All for Juan: Bayanihan of d’Pipol” were not aired on the show’s new version. EDV