Eat Bulaga!

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Eat Bulaga!
Eat Bulaga! logo.jpg
Genre Variety, Game show, Comedy
Created by Television and Production Exponents (TAPE) Inc.
Developed by TAPE Inc.
Directed by Bert de Leon
Jojo Jardeleza
Poochie Rivera
Ding Bolaños
Starring Tito Sotto
Vic Sotto
Joey de Leon
and others
Voices of Long Tall Howard (1979-1989)
Peter Musngi (1989-1995)
Tom Alvarez (1995-present)
Opening theme Eat Bulaga! Theme Song
Composer(s) Composed by: Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon
Arranged by: Homer Flores
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) Tagalog
No. of seasons 32
No. of episodes 10, 146 (as of March 23, 2012)
Executive producer(s) Antonio P. Tuviera
Malou Choa-Fagar
Producer(s) Antonio P. Tuviera
Location GMA Broadway Centrum, Aurora Boulevard corner Broadway Avenue, Valencia, New Manila, Quezon City, Metro Manila 1112, Philippines
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 1 1/2 hours (weekdays)
2 1/2 hours (Saturdays)
Original channel RPN (1979-1989)
ABS-CBN (1989-1995)
GMA Network (1995-present)
Picture format 480i 4:3 SDTV
1080i 16:9 HDTV
Audio format Stereo
First shown in Philippines
Original run July 30, 1979 – present
Preceded by Broadcast Campus (RPN)
Afternoon Delight (ABS-CBN)
Salo-Salo Together (SST) (GMA)
Followed by Movies You Missed On Primetime (RPN)
'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila (ABS-CBN)
External links
Official website

Eat Bulaga! is a noon-time variety show in the Philippines produced by the Television And Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE) of Malou Fagar and Tony Tuviera. The program is the longest-running and most watched variety show on Philippine television. It also holds the Philippine record of all-time number of live TV episodes. (Bulaga means "surprise" in Tagalog, although it should not be taken as the literal translation of the word surprise; its closest English equivalent is Peek-a-boo!. Eat is the transliteration of It!, the Tagalog game-slang for "lost (in the game)" and Eat was chosen because the show plays at lunch time) The show is broadcast from The New Eastside Studios at the GMA Broadway Centrum in Quezon City. As of May 1, 2010, it has a total of 9,227 episodes since the day it started airing. This show airs internationally through GMA Network's international flagship station, GMA Pinoy TV.



The RPN years (1979-1989)

The hosts form the letters T and Y to thank the viewers for making them number one in the ratings.

Production Specialists, a company owned by Romy Jalosjos, brought the idea of creating a noontime show for Radio Philippines Network or RPN.<ref name="philstar"></ref> Antonio Tuviera, who was the working for the company, thought that the comic troika of Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon or TVJ (who had gained fame through GMA Network's Discorama and as pinch-hitters for Student Canteen, but subsequently left both)<ref name="peproad">Tito, Vic, and Joey Recall Their Road to Success (Page 1)</ref><ref name="kd">Kuwentong Dabarkads hosted by Dingdong Dantes</ref> would be the perfect hosts for the new program.<ref name="kd"/> At a meeting at the InterContinental Manila parking lot, Tuviera made the offer to them, which they accepted.<ref name="kd"/><ref name="road">Tito, Vic, and Joey Recall Their Road to Success (Page 2) on</ref>

De Leon coined the title of the show: Eat represents lunchtime while Bulaga (which means "surprise" in English) represents their plan to fill the show with lots of big surprises.<ref name="road"/> The title is also a play on two children's games: Eat is the transliteration of It! from the game Tag while Bulaga refers to Peek-a-boo!. Because of this, the slogan "Hangga't May Bata, May Eat Bulaga!" ("While There Are Children, There will be Eat Bulaga!") was coined, also by de Leon.<ref name="road"/> Vic Sotto, on the other hand, composed the theme song.<ref name="kd"/>

Eat Bulaga premiered on July 30, 1979.<ref>EatBulaga.TV: About the Show on</ref> TVJ, along with Chiqui Hollman<ref name="kd"/> and Richie Reyes (a.k.a. Richie d' Horsie) were the original hosts of the show.<ref name="peplong">Longest Running Television Shows on</ref> During its first few months on the air, the show was in danger of cancellation,. Not only did it face competition against the longest-running noontime show at that time, Student Canteen, but it also lacked advertisers.<ref name="kd"/> In addition, TVJ did not receive their salaries for six months.<ref name="kd"/>

Eat Bulaga slowly gained top-rating status in 1980 after the introduction of the segment "Mr. Macho".<ref name="kd"/> Production Specialists soon handed production of the show to Tuviera's TAPE, Inc. .<ref name="philstar"/> In May 1982, the Domestic Satellite was launched, allowing Eat Bulaga and other RPN programs to be aired nationwide. During the same time, Coney Reyes joined the show while Hollman moved to Student Canteen.<ref name="philstar1"></ref> In 1987, Aiza Seguerra joined the show after finishing as a runner-up in the show's "Little Miss Philippines" segment.<ref name="kd"/><ref>Little Miss Philippines 1987: Aiza Seguerra</ref>

The ABS-CBN years (1989-1995)

In 1989, Eat Bulaga moved to ABS-CBN<ref name="philstar1"/> (under a co-production agreement) along with other TAPE-produced shows Agila, Coney Reyes on Camera and Okey Ka Fairy Ko! (from Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation) due to problems brought about by the sequestration of RPN.<ref name="peplong"/> To drum up the shows' move to ABS-CBN, the then-Star Network came up with "..." ("three dots") which stood for the three top-rating daytime shows (Eat Bulaga, Agila and Coney Reyes on Camera) that would air on Channel 2. The three dots also included in the show's title, which became Eat...Bulaga!. On February 18, 1989, the show premiered on its new home, which was staged at the Araneta Coliseum.

Reyes left the noontime show in 1991.<ref name="philstar1"/> She was replaced by swimming champion Christine Jacob.<ref name="philstar1"/> By 1992, Tito Sotto started appearing only on weekends after topping the senatorial elections that May.

First decade on GMA and silver anniversary (1995-2004)

By the 1990s, ABS-CBN wanted to buy the airing rights of Eat Bulaga from TAPE, Inc. However, Tuviera and Malou Choa-Fagar rejected the deal, leading ABS-CBN to remove Eat...Bulaga! and its sister shows Valiente and Okay Ka, Fairy Ko from its roster of shows and to reformat its Sunday show Sa Linggo nAPO Sila into a week-long show, 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila.<ref name="peplong"/>

Eat...Bulaga! moved to GMA, whose efforts to dethrone the show through Lunch Date and Salo-Salo Together (SST) had failed.<ref name="peplong"/> The show made its premiere telecast on its new home on January 28, 1995, again at the Araneta Coliseum.<ref name="peplong"/><ref>Eat Bulaga premieres on GMA-7, Manila Standard, January 28, 1995.</ref> Prior to this, month-long promotions were made by coming up with the catchy advertisement, "9-2=7" ("nine minus two equals seven"), alluding to the show's move from Channel 9 (RPN) to Channel 2 (ABS-CBN) to Channel 7 (GMA). It was also a homecoming for TVJ, who hosted Discorama and pinch-hitted for Student Canteen on GMA<ref name="peproad"/> before leaving the network for Eat...Bulaga!.

In 2001, Eat...Bulaga! became the first to give away the first millions on the Philippine television, dubbed as Laban o Bawi (Fight or Recover). When Magandang Tanghali Bayan, then the noontime show of ABS-CBN, introduced Pera o Bayong to its audience, it became an instant hit, causing MTB to top the ratings of Eat Bulaga for two years. This forced the Eat...Bulaga! management to give the first millions "to get the audience interest back."<ref>The Ups-and-Downs of Eat Bulaga (Bottom Section of the Article) on</ref>Template:Dead link

Eat...Bulaga! celebrated its 25th year on television in November 19, 2004 at the Expo Amphitheater in Clarkfield, Angeles City, Pampanga<ref name="mb"></ref>, making it the longest-running noontime show in the Philippines. The television special was attended by an estimated 50,000 spectators<ref name="mb"/> and enjoyed the highest daytime TV rating in the Philippines. The special won the Best Entertainment (One-Off/Annual) Special at the Asian Television Awards in Singapore on December 1, 2005.<ref>Eat Bulaga: Silver Anniversary Special on</ref> The said event was also hailed as the most successful television event on Philippine television, narrowly matched only by the 1st Starstruck Final Judgement. The special presentation, entitled Eat Bulaga! Silver Special was broadcast on November 28, 2004.<ref name="mb"/> By this time, Eat Bulaga! reverted to its previous title, dropping the three dots.

In December 2004, GMA signed a five-year contract extension to keep the show on their network until December 29, 2009. After celebrating its 25th anniversary, it was incidentally the 10th anniversary of Eat Bulaga!'s start in GMA the following year.

Over the years, there has been talk that "Eat Bulaga!" will transfer back to ABS-CBN or move to Associated Broadcasting Company (ABC) every time their blocktime contract with GMA Network expired (2002 and 2004).

But, in interviews with GMA executives led by Atty. Felipe Gozon and Jimmy Duavit - GMA expressed their desire to keep the show for as long as they can as there is no vacant timeslot in other TV station and to let its ratings rise. Joey de Leon on the other hand, is also considered as an important factor to Bulaga!'s stay in GMA since he has been fiercely loyal to the station and his efforts have been rewarded.

Eat Bulaga! is considered by many as an institution - becoming a launchpad for many different Filipino comedians and showbiz newbies who have had large success on the show. Tony Tuviera identified the show as a "way of life" when they beat MTV's Tsunami Aid special at the Asian Television Awards.

In 2005, Eat Bulaga! was aired for the first time worldwide through GMA Network's international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.<ref>Inc., GMA New Media,. "GMA international channels now available in Charter Spectrum TV in the US | GMA international channels now available in Charter Spectrum TV in the US". (in en) </ref>

Second decade at GMA, 30th anniversary and Eat Bulaga! Indonesia (2004-present)

In 2006, the SexBomb Girls left the show due to a dispute with the show's producers, which pushed them to auditioning dancers for the new EB Babes.<ref name="EB Babes">EB Babes: Boobtube's Latest Darlings on </ref><ref name="Babes Debut">EB Babes Makes Impressive Debut on Eat Bulaga on </ref>

On January 2007, Gladys Guevarra left to undergo therapy. Because of health reasons, she had formally filed her resignation letter from Eat Bulaga.<ref>Gladys Guevarra Resigns from "Eat Bulaga!" on</ref> In May 2007, the casting for the show was affected when three of its hosts, Tito Sotto, Anjo Yllana and Teri Onor ran for public office. Sotto and Yllana were re-electionists for Senate and Paranaque Vice Mayor respectively. However they lost to more formidable opponents. Only Onor (real name Dexter Dominguez) won a seat as Vice Mayor of his hometown in Abucay, Bataan. Moreover, the line-up of hosts for "Bulaga" was reduced after some hosts either resigned or ended contract.

On September 2007, a series of word war occurred between Joey de Leon and the controversial host of their rival show, Willie Revillame. Joey de Leon talked about the recent scandals happening on Wowowee, which he dubbed as Hello Pappy (a comic parody name of Hello Garci). The scandal would also be referenced by television personality Joey de Leon during a publicized feud with fellow television personality Willie Revillame surrounding allegations of rigging on ABS-CBN's program Wowowee. The referent line is "Explain Before You Complain!".<ref>Joey tells Willie: Explain Before You Complain on</ref><ref>Joey-Willie Feud Far From Over on</ref><ref>Joey to Willie: Explain Before You Complain on</ref>

On October 25, 2008, the comeback performance of one of Eat Bulaga's long time co-host Francis Magalona after he was diagnosed with leukemia, plus his duet with Pupil's front man Ely Buendia, garnered the show one of its highest ratings ever in its history. This performance also marked Francis Magalona's last appearance on the noontime show.<ref>Eat Bulaga! Ratings Up as The Master Rapper Returns on</ref>

On March 6, 2009, one of Eat Bulaga's long-time co-host Francis Magalona succumbed to leukemia. The following day, the show produced a special tribute episode where the whole cast performed his past songs dedicated in his memory. During the tribute, it was revealed that Francis Magalona came up with the word Dabarkads that became a popular name to the Eat Bulaga family.<ref>Eat Bulaga Pays Tribute to Francis Magalona on</ref>

In 2009, Eat Bulaga! celebrates its 30th Anniversary, dubbed as Tatlong Dekads ng Dabarkads (Three Decades of the Dabarkads). On this anniversary celebration, Eat Bulaga! focused on honoring and helping remarkable people, including thirty poor, but hard-working students and other everyday heroes. As the hosts explained, they would rather help the poor people in this anniversary than throw an elegant celebration. This was their gesture of paying back to the public who has supported them all these years.<ref name="Changing Lives">Changing the Lives of 30 Young People on </ref><ref>E-BEST Honors 30 Elementary Students on</ref><ref>3 Decades: A Different Approach to Anniversary Celebrations on</ref>

Last December 18, 2009 Eat Bulaga! renewed its contract with GMA Network. The network's President and CEO Felipe Gozon declared during the contract renewal that "Eat Bulaga!" is their only choice for the network's flagship program at noontime. The longest-running noontime show will stay in the said network for three more years.

On January 1, 2010 the show occupied the 700-seater Westside Studio of the GMA Broadway TV Complex, which was home to many GMA variety shows in the past, because GMA Broadway Centrum was being renovated. The show returned to their original studio in GMA Broadway Centrum on March 6, 2010 to find a newly digital design and spacious look of the stage. The audience seats were now cushioned. A LED wall is found in the center of the stage where the Eat Bulaga segments happen.

On April 5, 2010 the show welcomed back their longtime host Jose Manalo who was on leave for a long period of time because of his wife's jewelry scam issue in 2009.

Starting July 5, 2010 the show has an extension of 30 minutes compared to previous episodes. This is because Daisy Siete, which has been airing for a long time, has ended and the 30 minutes of that program was given to Eat Bulaga!

On July 30, 2010, the show celebrated its 31st year on Philippine television. Also in this memorable day, some of the former hosts of Eat Bulaga played Sa Pula, Sa Puti, a former segment of Eat Bulaga, including two of the former hosts who pioneered Eat Bulaga with the TVJ.

On October 1, 2010, as the hosts announced, a new host is expected to join the cast. It was revealed that the new "dabarkads" host is Chia Hollman, the daughter of Chiqui Hollman, an original cast member of Eat Bulaga from the very start of the show.

From February 14, 2011, Iza Calzado joined the cast. She is expected to be a guest co-host for at least a month but is now a regular recurring host.

On March 11, 2011, the show signed an extended contract with GMA Network until 2015.<ref> Eat Bulaga! Extends Contract to 2015 With GMA-7 on</ref>

On September 27, 2011, during the Typhoon Pedring, the show was had a replay locally and pre-empted internationally with Enteng Kabisote 2: Okay Ka Fairy Ko: The Legend Continues in its place on GMA Pinoy TV.

On October 6, 2011, Eat Bulaga! launched its coffee table book called Ang Unang Tatlong Dekada (The First Three Decades). It is part of their celebration of their legacy for reaching more than thirty years on television. The book is written by Butch Francisco (a veteran columnist and TV host) with Jako de Leon (son of Joey de Leon) behind the entire design concept of the book, chronicling the more than thirty years of history of the program. It took them eight years to completely finish it.<ref>Why It Took 8 Years to Finish the Bulaga! Book on</ref> Alongside the book, Eat Bulaga also gave away 3000 limited edition CDs of the 2004 Silver Special Anniversary celebration.<ref>Joey de Leon Gets Emotional As Eat Bulaga Launches Book Chronicling Its First 30 Years on</ref><ref>Vic Sotto Says Eat Bulaga! Makes Him Feel Like A Historical Figure on</ref><ref>Eat Bulaga! launches Coffee Table Book on</ref> GMA News and Public Affairs produced a documentary that tells about the 32 years of broadcast of Eat Bulaga entitled "Kuwentong Dabarkads" which was hosted by Dingdong Dantes.<ref name="kd"/>

From November 2011, Isabelle Daza, niece of late ex-host Rio Diaz and the daughter of 1969 Miss Universe Gloria Diaz, joined the roster of hosts. In the first week of January 2012, Iza Calzado left the show due to her transfer to GMA's rival network and the show's former home, ABS-CBN.<ref></ref>

On February 2012, they recently used that term "Forever Eat Bulaga" short for FEB means February.

On July 16, 2012, Indonesia's SCTV Network started airing the show's first international version, Eat Bulaga! Indonesia. The network, which had considered securing the rights for a local version of the show for the past five years, started formal negotiations with New TAPE management in April 2012, with approval given in June 2012.<ref></ref> <ref></ref>

On August 18, 2012, Eat Bulaga! aired a special episode celebrating its 33rd anniversary without commercial breaks. Guests include Marian Rivera, Lovi Poe, Ogie Alcasid and Gary Valenciano.

A soundtrack, Dabarkads D' Album: A Party for everyJUAN, featuring songs popularized by the Eat Bulaga! cast, as well as the theme tunes used by the show, was released in July 2013.<ref>Template:Cite AV media notes</ref>

On July 16, 2012, Indonesia's SCTV Network aired the show's first international franchise, Eat Bulaga! Indonesia (later The New Eat Bulaga! Indonesia). The network, which had considered securing the rights for a local version for the past five years, started formal negotiations with TAPE Inc. in April 2012, with approval given in June that same year.<ref name="ebbahasa"/><ref>Eat Bulaga Indonesia Successful Premier on SCTV. TheSummitExpress (16 July 2012).</ref> SCTV Network's Eat Bulaga! Indonesia ended on April 3, 2014 due to poor ratings caused by the sudden departure of their main head host in 2014. However, the show eventually returned to the airwaves on November 17, 2014 on its new home network, antv, with the new title, The New Eat Bulaga! Indonesia until its final episode in 2016.<ref>Makin Digemari, "The New Eat Bulaga Indonesia" ANTV Jadi Trending Topic. (1 December 2014).</ref>

Due to public demand, Eat Bulaga! revived its traditional Lenten season drama specials during the 2014 Holy Week after an eight-year lull. Unlike its previous productions, the heartwarming stories produced annually are either original stories or inspired by true-to-life stories of former contestants of the popular segment, "Juan for All, All for Juan." Either one or two episodes are shown each day from Holy Monday to Holy Wednesday.<ref name="lenten specials">EB Dabarkads show dramatic chops. Philstar (21 April 2014). Retrieved on 15 May 2014.</ref> In addition to the return of the drama specials in 2014, Eat Bulaga! began to hold an annual awards ceremony called "Dabarkads Awards" to recognize excellence in stories and performances for the year's Lenten presentation.


Theme Song

1979-1982 Version (RPN Years)

Theme URL:

Mula Aparri hanggang Jolo
Saan ka man ay halina kayo
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa... Eat Bulaga!

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya, na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa... Eat Bulaga!

Sina Tito, Vic at Joey
Barkada'y dumarami
Silang lahat ay nagbibigay
Ligaya sa aming buhay

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya, na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa... Eat Bulaga!
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa... Eat Bulaga!

1982-1989 Version (RPN Years)

Mula Aparri Hanggang Jolo
Saan ka man ay halina tayo
Isang libo't Isang tuwa
Buong bansa... Eat Bulaga

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa... Eat Bulaga!

Sina Tito, Vic at Joey
Kasama pati si Coney
Silang apat ay nagbibigay
Ligaya sa ating buhay

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa... Eat Bulaga!
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa... Eat Bulaga!

1987-1995 Version (RPN/ABS-CBN Years)

Mula Aparri hanggang Jolo
Saan ka man ay halina kayo
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat Bulaga!

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa... Eat Bulaga!

Sina Tito, Vic at Joey
Si Aiza at si Coney
Silang lahat ay nagbibigay
Ligaya sa ating buhay

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya, na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa... Eat Bulaga!
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa... Eat Bulaga!

1995-2003 Version (GMA Years)

Mula Batanes hanggang Jolo
Saan ka man ay halina kayo
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat Bulaga!

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya, na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat Bulaga!

Sina Tito, Vic at Joey
Barkada'y dumarami
Silang lahat ay nagbibigay
Ligaya sa ating buhay

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya, na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat Bulaga!
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa, Eat Bulaga!

2003-2004 Version (GMA Years)

Yehey! Ang saya-saya!
Paolo Ballesteros, Allan K and Jimmy Santos: Pek-mo? Pek-mo!
Janno Gibbs, Anjo Yllana and Francis Magalona: Pwede!
Sexbomb Girls: Pwede!

Mula Batanes hanggang Jolo
Saan ka man ay halina kayo
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa (get-get-get-get aww) Eat Bulaga!

Sina Papa Vic at Joey
Buong tropa ay kasali
Silang lahat ang nagbibigay
Ligaya sa ating buhay (Pwede!)

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya, na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa (get-get-get-get aww) Eat Bulaga!
Kapuso mo, kasama n'yo!
Pilipinas (Laban-laban, o bawi-bawi!)
(get-get-get-get aww) Eat Bulaga!

2005-2007 Version (GMA Years)

Mula Batanes hanggang Jolo
Saan ka man ay halina tayo
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa... Eat Bulaga!

Rap Verse:

Bulagaan sa tanghali lalong umiinit
Laging ginagaya dahil puno ng gimik
Sa puso mo'y walang dala kundi saya
Tumutok na kayo buong bansa

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa... Eat Bulaga!

Sina Tito, Vic at Joey
Barkada'y dumarami
Silang lahat ay nagbibigay
Ligaya sa ating buhay

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa... Eat Bulaga!

2007-present Version (GMA Years)

Mula Batanes Hanggang Jolo
Saan ka man ay halina kayo
Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa. .. Eat Bulaga!

Jazz Verse(Julia Clarete, Ciara Sotto, Pia Guanio, Janno Gibbs):

Sina Tito, Vic, at Joey
Barkada'y dumarami
Ooooh silang lahat ay nagbibigay
Ligaya sa ating buhay
( ating buhay)

Reggae Verse(Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola):

Buong bansa ay nagkakaisa
Sa tuwa't saya na aming dala

Pop Verse(EB Babes, Sugar Mercado, Mr. Pogi's):

Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa...
Eat Bulaga!

Rap Verse(Michael V, Francis Magalona):

Ito na humanda ang lahat
Sa dami ng pakwela hindi mapapaawat
Tatlong bituin at isang araw
Sa Luzon, sa Visayas, sa Mindanao
Isa lang ang isinisigaw

Rock Verse (Vic Sotto, Joey De Leon):

Isang libo't isang tuwa
Buong bansa (buong mundo!)... Eat Bulaga!!!


Main Hosts


  1. Jimmy Santos (1980–present)
  2. Ruby Rodriguez (1990–present)
  3. Allan K. (1995–present)
  4. Toni Rose Gayda (1996–present)
  5. Anjo Yllana (1998–present)
  6. Wally Bayola (2000-present)
  7. Paolo Ballesteros (2002–present)
  8. Jose Manalo (2002–present)
  9. Keempee de Leon (2004–present)
  10. Pia Guanio (2004–present)
  11. Julia Clarete (2005–present)
  12. Michael V. (2005–present)
  13. Pauleen Luna (2005–present)
  14. Ryan Agoncillo (2009–present)
  15. Isabelle Daza (2011–present)
  16. Solenn Heussaff (2012–present)

Past/Guest co-hosts

  • Mausi Wohlfarth (1998–1999)
  • Michelle van Eimeren (1994)
  • Mickey Ferriols (1998)
  • Mike Zerrudo (1998–1999)
  • Mitoy Munting
  • Nadine Schimdt (2002–2009, Winner,TV Babes)
  • Nova Villa (1989–1995)
  • Ogie Alcasid (1988–1989)
  • Onemig Bondoc (1996–1997)
  • Patani Daño (2008)
  • Plinky Recto (1990–1992)
  • Pops Fernandez (1983–1984)
  • Priscilla Monteyro (2009–2010)
  • Rannie Raymundo (1993)
  • Rey Pumaloy (Aminin segment)(1995–1997)
  • Ritchie D'Horsie (Real Name: Richie Reyes)(1979–1980)
  • Rio Diaz (1990–1996)
  • Robert Em (1996–1997)
  • Robin da Roza (1997–1998)
  • Ruffa Gutierrez (1995–1997)
  • Ryan Julio (2006–2007)
  • Sharon Cuneta (1983–1984)
  • Sherilyn Reyes
  • Sheryl Cruz (1985–1989),(1990–1995)
  • Shivaker (Sam Y.G.)(2009–2010)
  • Stefanie Walmsley
  • Steven Claude Goyong
  • Sugar Mercado (2001–02, 2004–2007)
  • Sunshine Cruz (1995–1996)
  • Teri Onor (2002–2007)
  • Tessie Tomas (1981–1987)
  • Toni Gonzaga (2002–2005)
  • Twinky (Virtual-host) (2006–2008, 2009)
  • Vanna Vanna (1995–1997)
  • Priscilla Monteyro is a Pinoy Henyo Model


Eat Bulaga! Intros

Eat Bulaga!intro

30th Anniversary

Eat Bulaga! 30th Anniversary Special

Eat Bulaga! 30th Anniversary Special 1.

Sexbomb Girls and The EB Babes

SexBomb Girls

Main article: SexBomb Girls

The SexBomb Girls were an all-wgirl group that performed dance skits. In March 2006, they were dropped from the show following a dispute between their manager and the show's producers.

SexBomb Girls Dispute

The SexBomb Girls (both dancers and singers) rebelled and stayed away from working on Eat Bulaga when one of the show's producers hired Sugar Mercado and promoted her heavily after her contract with Joy Cancio, the girl group's manager, had expired. Cancio claimed she decided to take the famous group off the show in protest of the said decision. There were even speculations that the producers had actually preplanned a way to get the SexBombs off the show, most likely due to salary issues.

As a result, media sources reported rumors that the SexBomb Girls were going to be hired by ABS-CBN to move to Wowowee, ABS-CBN's noontime Variety Show, but Cancio denied the rumor and stressed that the group still has a long term contract with GMA Network, especially with regard to the hit afternoon drama show Daisy Siete.

The producer of Eat Bulaga accepted a texted apology from Cancio, but also said the time was right to move on. A return to Eat Bulaga by the SexBomb Girls was then thought to be unlikely, and they were later "replaced" by a new dance group: The EB Babes.

The EB Babes

Main article: The EB Babes

With the loss of the SexBombs, the producers of Eat Bulaga decided to form a brand new in-house dance group, the EB Babes (the EB standing for "Eat Bulaga!"). The group was formed using a reality competition with open auditions. The new group officially debuted later during August 2006.

The Return of the SexBomb Girls

On December 16, 2006 the SexBomb Girls appeared on Eat Bulaga for the first time in nine months during the "Give Love on Christmas Day" segment with a song and dance number. Former SexBomb Girl Sugar Mercado rejoined the girls in the said number and some Eat Bulaga hosts were happy to see them again. On March 12, the SexBomb Girls returned as "guest dancers" once again - but only appearing during Fridays.<ref>SexBomb Girls Back In Eat Bulaga! on</ref>

SexBomb vs. EB Babes

The two groups finally met each other in a "showdown" on February 3, 2007, as requested by the public, especially the fans of both groups. The episode gained a 31.2% share of the ratings for that day. Rumors later surfaced about a possible rematch between the two groups, but in a TV interview with the SexBombs, it was revealed that there would be no rematch with the EB Babes for a while, but, a couple of weeks later, they met each other for another showdown, but, it was less popular than the previous one. Right now, the SexBombs are currently seen on Fridays on a temporary basis, while the EB Babes are also seen on the rest of the week. Occasionally, the two groups can be seen together during opening numbers on Saturday episodes.

Current Segments in Eat Bulaga (as of April 2010)

Kontrapelo: Sa Pula, Sa Puti (Mondays to Saturdays)

Two teams, one pula (red) the other puti (white) battle out for the highest points. They answer or face challenges from categories in this game like: English or Tagalog (spelling), etc. The one that has the highest point will go on to the jackpot round. The jackpot round usually contains a question related with today's contestants, whether the contestants themselves, their jobs, their age, or present-day topics- they are given one minute and the mode of the answer transporting is the person who read the question will whisper it to the people in the team until it gets to the one who will write it.

Juan for All, All for Juan: Bayanihan of d' Pipol (Mondays through Fridays)

This is a game this Summer 2010. Two dabarkads or more go to certain barangays and hold the contest there. The main objective is the host will pick 2 odd numbers and 2 even numbers. The numbers range from 1-100. The people in the barangay are told to bring an object (ei blanket) then they will run to the corresponding numbers while the "Juan For All All For Juan" song is playing for 1 minute. The winners each receive PhP 10,000.

Pinoy Henyo (Mondays to Saturdays)

There are three teams with three people in each. It is similar to the game of 20 Questions, but instead of limiting the number of questions, the game limits the time of the game to 2 minutes. The guesser must only reply Oo (Yes), Hindi (No) and Pwede (Can Be). One will have to guess whatever the answer is while the other answers with those three words mentioned before. A Dabarkad will be selected to go into a flushroom. Nine Dabarkads play, three holding 10, 000 pesos, three holding 15, 000 pesos and three holding 20, 000 pesos. If a Dabarkad name is selected and has a "circle" immunity , they may choose another to go into the vault for them. If the pair answers correctly, they win whatever the prize the Dabarkad is holding and if they have the fastest time, will head to the Jackpot round. Each pair must finish in two minutes. In the Jackpot round, the winning pair will play again except this time they give clues and hints to the answer and pass if they cannot get it. If they answer one correctly, 10, 000 pesos, two, 15, 000 pesos and three is 20, 000 pesos. Consolation prize is 5, 000 pesos. There is a celebrity edition during Saturdays. If the pair answered 3 words in the jackpot round they will win 50,000 pesos.

Songs from the Heart by Jude Matthew (Monday & Wednesday)

Song requests from many different people are sung by Birit Baby 2009 Grand Champion, Jude Matthew Servilla.

Hakot (Mondays to Saturdays)

A studio audience is chosen by picking a number from the bowl. The studio audience contestant is given 1 minute to mash up all the coins they can and that's it! It's that simple! The prize money is instantly given away to both the studio audience and the home partner.

Recurring Segments

  • Birit Baby
  • Bulagaan
  • Eat Bulaga Holy Week Drama Specials (Now happens once in a Holy Week)
  • Little Miss Philippines

Discontinued Games of Eat Bulaga

  • AFP Singing Soldiers Contest
  • Aiza's Kiddie Corner
  • Ang Joke Ko (2008–2009)
  • Ang Pinakamadaling Gameshow Sa Telebisyon: Homeviewer Portion (2009)
  • Arte De Gulat (2009)(Charade Challenge)
  • Bababoom (2009-2010)
  • Band Singing Contests
  • Banda Rito Banda Roon 2009
  • Banda Rito Banda Roon 2009: Tunog Tao Edition (2009)
  • Beautiful Girl (Beauty Paegant)
  • Birit Baby 2009
  • Bulaga Book Of Pinoy Records
  • Bulagaan Olympics (2008)
  • Bulagaan 2009
  • Cheez Whiz Pop & Lock Kids Dance Challenge: Kaya Mo Buto? (2009)
  • Coca-Cola Mag Smile Ngayong Pasko (Christmas Edition 2008)
  • Coke Smile (Audience Portion) (January- March 2009)
  • Dance Dance Revolution Dance Contest (late 90s)
  • Doble Kara
  • Eat Bulaga (EB) Dance Station (Dance Contest)(2009)
  • EB Babes (2006–2007) (Beauty and Talent Search for the next Dance group EB Babes)
  • E-Banda (2008)
  • EB Bebot (Gay Beauty Pageant)(2005–2007, 2010)
  • EB Babes Bebot 2006
  • EB Dabarkads Dance Challenge (2007)
  • EB Dance Station (2009)
  • EBest: Eat Bulaga Excellent Student Award (2009)
  • EB Fone Home
  • EB Heroes
  • EB MRT (Most Requested Trip) (2008)
  • Fatalbugan
  • Feeling Pogi (2009)
  • Gaya-Gaya, Puto Maya
  • Give Love On Christmas Day
  • Heart To Get (Dating Game)
  • Hi-Lo Todo Panalo (Card Shark)
  • Ikaw at Echo
  • Kabarangay Dance Showdown (2008)
  • KSP (Kahit Sino Pwede) (2009-2010)
  • Kakaibang Bida (2009)
  • Kaserola ng Bayan (1995–1996)
  • Kaserola ng Kabayanan: Summer Caravan (April- July 2009)
  • Kaserola ng Kabayanan: 2nd Round (August- October 2009)
  • Kayang-Kaya Mo 'To
  • Kontrapelo: Sa Pula, Sa Puti (2008–2009, present)
  • Korek Ka Dyan, Kolek Mo Yan!
  • Laban O Bawi (2001–2006)
  • Let's SING-EAT! (2009-2010)
  • Let's Vault In (2009)
  • Little Mr. Pogi (mid-80's)
  • Love OnLine (LOL) Dating Game (2009)
  • Little Miss Philippines (1987)(1995)(2007)
  • Lottong Bahay (1996)(2008)
  • Macho Men Grand Showdown
  • Love OnLine (LOL) Dating Game (2009)
  • Little Miss Philippines (1987)(1995)(2007)
  • Lottong Bahay (1996)(2008)
  • Macho Men Grand Showdown
  • Maid In The Philippines (The First And Only Maid Beauty Contest) (2009)
  • May Key sa TV
  • Meron O Wala
  • Miss Gay Philippines (1980)
  • Modelo
  • Mr. & Ms. EB University (2009)
  • Mr. Pogi (1996)(2006)
  • Mr. and Ms. Seksi (2009)
  • My Monster Mom Acting Contest
  • Nationwide Kabarangay Dance Showdown (2008)
  • On The Spot...Jackpot! (2007–2008)(2009)
  • Open Coke, Open Happiness (April - June 2009)
  • PBA (Philippine Bulaga Association)
  • PikMO (Pick for the Day) (2008)
  • Pinoy Henyo (1996)(2006)
  • Pinoy Henyo: PopCola Edition (2009)
  • Pretty Boy
  • Pussycat Dolls Dance-a-like Contest (2009)
  • Pwede!!! Eto... Kaya Mo?!? PEKMO!
  • Ram-Bulaga!
  • RapPublic of the Philippines Contest
  • SakMath (2006)
  • Send in Your Dreams (2007)
  • She's Got The Look
  • Sige!!!Ano...Kaya Mo? SAKMO!
  • Sing-Eat
  • Solmux Batang May Ibubuga Baranggay Singing Idol (2009)
  • Stop the Clock
  • Super SiReyna (mid 90s)(2007)
  • Survivor Philippines: Palau (Eat Bulaga Edition)(2009)
  • TakTak Mo O Tatakbo (2007–2009)
  • Talent Todo-Todo! (2008)
  • Tatlong Dekads ng Dabarkads Raffle Promo (2009)
  • T.K.O. (Todo Knock-Out)
  • That's My Boy
  • The First Bulaga High Inter-School Dance Competition (2008)
  • TRIOKE Showdown
  • TV Babe (Beauty Contest)
  • Yaya and Angelina Acting Contest (2009)
  • What's Your Number?

Shows Abroad


PMPC Star Awards for Television

  • 1989-2008 Winner, Best Variety Show (tied with ABS-CBN's Wowowee in 2008)
  • 2003 & 2008 Winner, Best Variety Male Host - Vic Sotto
  • 1989-2008 Best Female - Host Coney Reyes
  • 1987-2008 Best Male TV Host - Tito Sotto
  • 1990-2008 Best Male Host - Joey de Leon
  • 2009 PMPC Star Awards Hall of Fame

Asian Television Awards - Singapore

Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Awards

  • 2008, Most Popular Dance Group, Sex Bomb Dancers
  • 2009, Most Popular Dance Group, EB Babes
  • 2009, Box Office Comedy King, Vic Sotto

Anak TV Seal Awards

  • 2009 Most Admired Male TV Personalities, Vic Sotto & Ryan Agoncillo

Studios used by Eat Bulaga

  • Broadcast City - at RPN (1979–1989)
  • ABS-CBN Studio 1 (now Dolphy Theatre) (1989–1995)
  • ABS-CBN Studio 2, ABS-CBN Broadcast Centre (during special occasions)
  • Celebrity Sports Plaza - at Capitol Hills, Quezon City (the first home of the show on GMA-7 while TAPE Studios was being built. Fate just played with Eat Bulaga that the location of Celebrity Sports Plaza is near Broadcast City, its original home.) (January 1995-August 1995)
  • TAPE Studios, GMA Broadway Centrum (September 1995-December 31, 2009)
  • Westside Studios, GMA Broadway Centrum (January 1, 2010–March 5, 2010)
  • New TAPE Studios, GMA Broadway Centrum (March 6, 2010-present)

See also



External links

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