Ogie Diaz on ‘Eat Bulaga’ cancellation rumors anew

Ogie Diaz denies instigating ‘Eat Bulaga’ cancellation rumors

/ 06:00 PM April 22, 2024

Ogie Diaz denies instigating ‘Eat Bulaga’ cancellation rumors. Images: Screengrab from YouTube/Ogie Diaz Showbiz Update, Facebook/TVJ

(From left) Ogie Diaz, Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon. Images: Screengrab from YouTube/Ogie Diaz Showbiz Update, Facebook/TVJ

Ogie Diaz again reiterated that it was not him who initiated speculations of the noontime show “Eat Bulaga” going off-air due to low profit, adding that the public should have a more watchful eye when it comes to consuming their reports.

A day after clarifying his report on Facebook, Diaz revisited the April 21 episode of his vlog and insisted that news about “Eat Bulaga’s” poor showing did not come from them.


“‘Yung iba na hindi nanonood at dumedepende lamang sa binabasa nilang thumbnail or title, jina-judge na kami. Ang bilin ko, panoorin nang buo kung paano namin binalita at nilatag ‘yung isyu. Unang una sa lahat, meron kaming pinagkuhaan. Binasa namin at noong sinabi na nalulugi ang ‘Eat Bulaga,’ hindi rin naman kami naniwala,” said Diaz.


(To some who are not watching and depending on what they read on thumbnails and titles, they’re judging us right away. I advise you to watch how we present our reports on the issue at hand. First of all, we have a source. We read it aloud which said ‘Eat Bulaga’ is allegedly losing money. We didn’t believe it too.)

On the April 16 episode of his vlog, Diaz and his co-host Loi Villarama opened the topic regarding the noontime show by reading a blind item from one Kapatid Insider on Facebook.

“Kung narinig niyo ang magsasara or mamamaalam, tandang pananong. Saka niyo kami sabihan ng fake news kapag cinonfirm namin. Saka niyo sabihing wala kaming kwenta or wala kaming credibility kung sinabing naming maniwala kayo saming magsasara ang ‘Eat Bulaga.’ D’un palang tatanggapin ang sinasabi niyo,” he said.

(If you heard us saying ‘closing’ or ‘ending,’ it’s done in a questioning way. Accuse us of spreading fake news when we confirm ‘Eat Bulaga’s’ closure. That’s when you’ll accuse us of being worthless or having no credibility. That’s when we’ll accept your accusations.)

The talent manager said he’s aware that he can’t “please everybody” with his vlogs while reminding the public to be more mindful of how they present their reports.

“Maybe we cannot please everybody sa channel natin… [pero] wag kayong magalit sa’min. Hindi naman sinabi ng hosts na sa’min galing ‘yun,” he said. “Ayaw na po naming i-explain. Panoorin niyo na lang po ang sinabi namin ni Mama Loi sa nakaraang episode.”


(Maybe we cannot please everybody in our channel. But please don’t be mad at us. The hosts and I didn’t say it came from us. We don’t want to explain. Just watch what Mama Loi and I said in the previous episode.)

During the April 17 episode of “Eat Bulaga,” Tito Sotto and Joey de Leon denied allegations of “Eat Bulaga’s” closure, saying certain “liars” are behind such reports.

Meanwhile, Vic Sotto told reporters last April 20 that bashers should continue with their “false stories” since it leads to more promotion for the noontime show.

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