Eat Bulaga May 3, 2012
Eat Bulaga is the longest-running noontime variety show in the Philippines. It is produced by Television And Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE) but is being aired over GMA-7. The show's main hosts are Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon or also known in local showbiz as "Tito, Vic and Joey". The show first aired in RPN from 1979 to 1989 when Production Specialists Inc., a company owned by Romy Jalosjos, thought of the idea to create a noontime variety show to rival Student Canteen. The title of the show was created by de Leon who combined the word "Eat" since the show would be aired during lunchtime) and "Bulaga" (surprise in English) to represent their goal to fill the program with lots of surprises. Presently, the show is being hosted by Jimmy Santos, Ruby Rodriguez, Allan K., Toni Rose Gayda, Anjo Yllana, Wally Bayola, Jose Manalo, Paolo Ballesteros, Keempee de Leon, Pia Guanio, Julia Clarete, Michael V., Pauleen Luna, Ryan Agoncillo, Isabelle Daza, Sam YG and Solenn Heussaff together with the trio of Tito, Vic and Joey. The show also gave way to the success of two dancing groups-the Sexbomb Dancers and the EB Babes. Some of the most popular segments of Eat Bulaga are PNV: Pambato ng Videoke, Hakot All You Can, Kaliwa o Kanan?, Pinoy Henyo, Mr. Pogi 2012, Juan for All, All for Juan: Bayanihan of d' Pipol, Bulagaan and EB Concert Stage. Eat Bulaga has won several awards for best noontime show and best TV host from PMPC Star Awards, Asian Television Award in Singapore, Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Inc. Awards, Anak TV Seal Awards, Aliw Awards and Golden Screen Awards. Eat Bulaga airs during weekdays and Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. It is also being broadcasted via GMA Pinoy TV.