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Pari Koy March 31 2015

Hinahangaan ng lahat si Kokoy. Sa taglay niyang kagwapuhan at kabaitan, puwede siyang bansagan bilang certified crush ng bayan. Si Kokoy din ang tipong gugustuhin ng mga nanay, lola at tita para sa kanilang mga anak na babae. Siya ay mabait, maalaga, madiskarte, masipag at kahit palabiro ay punong-puno naman ng prinsipyo. Higit pa dito, siya rin ang tipong maaasahan sa panahon ng kagipitan.

Wattpad : Just For A While March 31 2015

Wattpad stories are syndicated over time, chapter-by-chapter, or shared as a complete novel - facilitating social conversations between readers and global awareness for authors of all types of fiction.Wattpad allows an author to engage with readers on many levels with space for images, YouTube clips, book trailers and book covers to create a multi-media reading experience.Wattpad is a writing community in which users are able to post articles, stories, fan fiction, and poems about anything either online or through the Wattpad app. The content includes work by undiscovered writers, published writers, new writers, or people just looking for somewhere to write all their ideas down. Users are able to comment and like stories or join groups associated with the website. Around half of the users are U.S. based; other users come from the U.K., Canada, the Philippines, Australia, United Arab Emirates and other countries. In March 2014, Wattpad signed a contract with Pop Fiction, an imprint of Summit Media, to print Filipino Wattpad stories in the Philippines. Other publishers from the Philippines also publish stories from Wattpad.

Some Wattpad stories have also been adapted into teleseries. For example, the Filipino television betwork, TV5, in partnership with Wattpad and Life is Beautiful Publishing Company launched Wattpad Presents, a series of Wattpad stories turned into TV dramas. There has also been ABS-CBN's television adaptation of the Wattpad story "My App Boyfie" by Noreen Capili (noringai), starring James Reid and Nadine Lustre. The latest addition to the long list of Wattpad stories being adapted into television shows is ABSCBN's coming-of-age series Bagito starring Nash Aguas , Alexa Ilacad and Ella Cruz, GMA also has a show about this but it is not related to More than Words but it is related to doing stories.

Once Upon A Kiss March 31 2015

Once Upon A Kiss begins with the story of Aurora and Eric. Both coming from poor families, they used to dream of having a better life together. However, for material gain, Eric gave up his love for Aurora and pursued Giselle, the daughter of the family who owns the rest house Aurora’s parents work for. Later on, Aurora got married to Jimmy, Eric’s best friend. Eric, on the other hand, regretted marrying Giselle because her family just treated him like a puppet in their company. Both coming from poor families, Aurora (Manilyn) and Eric (Cris) used to dream of having a better life together. However, for material gain, Eric gave up his love for Aurora and pursued Giselle (Mylene), the daughter of the family who owns the rest house Aurora's parents work for.

Later on, Aurora got married to Jimmy (Keempee), Eric's best friend. Eric, on the other hand, regretted marrying Giselle because her family just treated him like a puppet in their company.

Prince (Miguel) is the son of Eric with Giselle, while Ella (Bianca) is the daughter of Aurora with Jimmy. Although their families are mortal enemies, they become childhood friends. But they become separated when Prince leaves for the city.

They cross paths once again when Prince comes back to their town as a teenager. However, the once kind and humble Prince now becomes an arrogant and egotistical kid. Will Prince and Ella be able to rekindle their friendship and relationship? Will their love story have a happy ending despite the complications and interventions of their respective parents? Miguel Tanfelix portrays Prince Pelaez-Almario; Born from a rich family, Prince was once a kind and humble lad who befriended his childhood friend, Ella, before he changed after he moved to the city. He was also compassionate and friendly to poor folks. When they both cross paths again and their families' rivalry, they both began to rekindle their friendship and were willing to fight for their loving relationship.
Bianca Umali portrays Mariella 'Ella' Servando-Rodrigo; She came from a poor family who believes in finding her true love from her fairy tale. She is also very kind to children. When Prince suffers a coma from an accident, Ella, believing from the part of her favorite story, kisses him which revives him from the coma, rekindling their friendship and to fight for their relationship.

24 Oras March 31 2015

24 Oras is the flagship national network news broadcast of GMA Network. A nightly national newscast which airs in the Philippines. Launched in 2004, it is one of the most watched news programs in the country. The program airs at 6:30 PM PST on weekdays, and is also simulcast on GMA Pinoy TV. 24 Oras premiered on March 15, 2004 at 6:15pm, replacing Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco. Frontpage anchor Mel Tiangco was joined by Saksi's Mike Enriquez, rejoining them in one newscast since they co-anchored Saksi from 1996 to 1998. Special weekend editions are also being aired when it deemed necessary (See below).

DZBB anchor Joel Reyes Zobel is the voice over talent until 2014.

On June 2004, the show reformatted its studio set, graphics & intro, however, the OBB or "Opening Billboard" remains the same.

On December 1, 2005, the coverage by 24 Oras of a siege of Camp Bagong Diwa was mentioned in the best news program category in the Asian Television Awards in Singapore.

The show relaunched in April 17, 2006 with a new graphics package, and a new set with floating large rear projection screens that allow the anchors to virtually "talk" to correspondents in live feeds, also the anchors are doing stand-up news delivery. The studio set was shared by Saksi during that time. PAGASA's Nathaniel Cruz anchors weather news during severe weather conditions.

On August 11, 2008, the show was relaunched again with a new set using LED, a new desk which is identical to the desk used by CBS Evening News, new graphics and titles. On April 2010, the show became the home of Vizrt Touchscreen system a real-time broadcast solutions system which is use in the YouScoop segment designed and developed by GMA New Media. On December 6, 2010, the news program updated its graphics. A day later, it updated its OBB and title card.

On February 21, 2011, along with Unang Hirit, Saksi, and GMA Flash Report, the newscast introduced a new studio set, new graphics, new theme, and new OBB. The new theme music is a remix of 24 Oras 2008-2011 theme music & an element of an opera voice, eventually it was developed in 2010, which was used only for the commercial.[2] On October 10, 24 Oras updated only its graphics. The logo on the bottom left corner is now square and features: 24 Oras current logo, Facebook page, Twitter account and GMA News Online URL. The news ticker became shorter than February 2011 24 Oras news ticker. The news ticker of the late 2011 24 Oras shows the return of the time shown on the news ticker (the former is 2006-2011). The headlines at the right of the 24 oras logo is rectangular with the red line at the right of the headlines. This also use a new font Antique Olive on their graphics, replacing Myriad font, which use on other GMA newscast.

On June 4, 2012, 24 Oras launched its new weather segment titled I.M. Ready: GMA Weather (based on the advisory advertisement of the said title, and the branding of I.M. Ready), hosted by resident Meteorologist Nathaniel Cruz. Cruz has been the chief weather forecaster for PAGASA and is regularly seen in GMA newscasts for some time before he went to Australia.

On June 2013, 24 Oras introduce its augmented reality graphics, it was used only on the beginning of the show, however it was no longer used later on.

A notable coverage of GMA News called "Super Typhoon Yolanda", covering the devastating typhoon Haiyan (international name), won its 4th George Foster's Peabody Awards in 2014.
In July 2014, the studio set was under renovations, with some of its props removed and its anchors doing a stand-up news delivery, once again.

On November 10, 2014, Vicky Morales joined the 24 Oras team as it's third anchor, while Pia Arcangel leaves GMA News TV's Balitanghali to replace her. Also, GMA Regional newscasts for Bicol, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, Dagupan and Ilocos adopted the 24 Oras branding. All of this changes are answers to competition of its long-time rival, ABS-CBN's TV Patrol

Bridges of Love 31 March 2015 Teaser

Bridges of Love (Japanese: 愛の橋 / Romanji: Ai no Hashi) is a 2015 Philippine soap opera television series directed by Dado C. Lumibao, Richard V. Somes and Will Fredo, starring Jericho Rosales, Paulo Avelino and Maja Salvador. The series premiered on ABS-CBN and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on March 16, 2015, replacing Two Wives.

Forevermore March 31 2015 Teaser

Forevermore is a 2014 Philippine romantic comedy television series directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, starring Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, together with an ensemble cast. The series premiered on ABS-CBN and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on October 27, 2014, succeeding Ikaw Lamang.

Dream Dad March 31 2015 Teaser

Dream Dad is a 2014 Philippine comedy-drama television series directed by Jeffrey R. Jeturian, starring Jana Agoncillo and Zanjoe Marudo. The series premiered on ABS-CBN and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on November 24, 2014, replacing Hawak Kamay. The story centers on Sebastian "Baste" Javier (Zanjoe Marudo), a kind-hearted veterinarian from Batangas, who chose to succeed his father Eliseo (Ariel Ureta) as the president of ENS Dairy Corporation, in order to preserve his parents' strained relationship.

With the help of his trusted friend, Michael (Ketchup Eusebio), and his devoted executive assistant, Alex (Beauty Gonzalez), Baste transforms himself from a boardroom neophyte into a learned businessman. But it was a decision that came with a painful cost - Angel (Neri Naig), his one great love.

Left with a broken heart, Baste meets Baby (Jana Cassandra Agoncillo) - a wide-eyed orphan girl who believes that he is her long-lost father. The two are forced to work together when Baby suddenly bags the much coveted role of becoming the new face of Wink Milk, the flagship product of Baste's company.

As they spend more time with each other, Baby begins to see through Baste's pain and, in him, the father she longed for all her life. Even with the knowledge that Baste is indeed not her biological father, Baby chooses to help him piece his heart back together. And in the process, Baste learns to trust and gambles on love once again.

Consequently, the two bond in an unlikely love story between a bachelor relearning to love the simple joys in life and a young kid whose spirit does not know how to stop loving.

Kailan Ba Tama Ang Mali March 31 2015

Kailan Ba Tama Ang Mali? is the most dramatic interpretation of how painful it can be when people dishonor what is right and dignify what is wrong – a struggle that can only be won when love triumphs over all else.Kailan Ba Tama ang Mali? (When Will Everything Wrong Be Right?) is a Filipino drama series to be broadcast by GMA Network starring Max Collins, Geoff Eigenmann, Empress Schuck and Dion Ignacio. It is a remake of the 1986 movie starring Pilar Pilapil, Edu Manzano, Rio Locsin and Elizabeth Oropesa, directed by Celso Ad Castillo courtesy of Viva Films. The series is set to premiere on February 9, 2015 replacing Ang Lihim ni Annasandra on the network's GMA Afternoon Prime block, and also aired worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV.

Main Cast:
Max Collins as Amanda Realonda-Vasquez
Geoff Eigenmann as Leonardo "Leo" Dela Cruz Vasquez
Dion Ignacio as Oliver Mallari
Empress Schuck as Sonya Barcial
Supporting Cast:
Sharmaine Centenera-Buencamino as Auring Reyes
Ryza Cenon as Rita
Chariz Solomon as Bianca
Ashley Ortega as Angeli Realonda
Ervic Vijandre as Joseph Dela Cruz
Ken Alfonso as Thomas Alejandro
Rox Montealegre as Ayla
Jan Manual as Leslie
Via Antonio
Tess Bomb as Giselle
Mike Lloren as Randy Dela Cruz
Kiko Estrada as Martin
Shelly Hipolito as Trina
Angel Satsumi as Shy
Angel Aviles as young Angeli
Lander Vera Perez as Victor Realonda

Inday Bote March 31 2015 Teaser

The following is a list of episodes from the Filipino TV series Komiks, which airs on Saturday evenings on the ABS-CBN network in the Philippines. The first season of the series presented 12 distinct stories over the course of 13 episodes. One of the stories (Agua Bendita) had two parts. The second season likewise had 12 distinct stories but had 15 episodes, because three of the stories (Inday sa Balitaw, Bampy, and Si Pardina at mga Duwende) had two parts each. The third and fourth season of Komiks breaks from the pattern of the first two seasons, with the entire season devoted to a single story, Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko. Matt Evans of PBB Teen Edition stars in the title role. Matt Evans once again occupied the fifth season of Komiks, with a whole new adventure and characters. It is dubbed as Si Pedro Penduko at ang mga Engkantao. After the much successful airing of "Pedro Penduko" series, Komiks was shelved for a while to give way for 1 vs. 100. On April 2008, Komiks resumed airing for sixth season with the collection of Mars Ravelo's works, with Kapitan Boom as its initial offering. This was followed by Varga, Tiny Tony and Dragonna. Nasaan Ka Maruja? was the only Ravelo's masterpiece air for non-superheroes stories.

Kapamilya Deal or No Deal March 31 2015 Teaser

Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal is the Philippine franchise of Deal or No Deal, hosted by Kris Aquino, which premiered on June 5, 2006 on ABS-CBN.Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal is the Philippine franchise of Deal or No Deal, hosted by Kris Aquino, which premiered on June 5, 2006 on ABS-CBN.

The smallest prize has always been ?1 (about 2¢ (US), €0.01, 1p, and ¥2), but the grand prize has always varied, from ?2,000,000 (about US$47,000, €31,000, £21,000, and ¥5,000,000), to ?4,000,000 (about US$94,000, €62,000, £42,000, and ¥10,000,000) for a short period, to ?3,000,000 for the second season, and back to P2,000,000 for the third season. The game show's tagline is "Ang Kapalaran mo, Desisyon Mo" which in turn translates in English as "Your Fate, [is] Your Decision." At the time of its premiere, this was the first weekday primetime game show in the Philippines since the so-called primetime game show craze died down in late 2002, with Pilipinas, Game KNB?, the last remaining show among the weekday primetime game shows, reformatted into a daytime one after a relatively brief hiatus (although it had a primetime spinoff called Pasko Na, Game KNB? for three weeks on December 2005 to January 2006).

The first season of the show was supposed to run until August 25, 2006, to give way to another Endemol-produced program Pinoy Dream Academy, but its run was expanded twice, first until September 8 in the same year, and again indefinitely, because of its extreme popularity. The season finale for the first season was aired on February 23, 2007 to give way to the second season of Pinoy Big Brother.

Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita March 31 2015 Teaser

Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita (Lit: Where Were You When I Need You) is a 2015 Philippine melodrama television series based on the 1986 film of the same title, starring Janice de Belen, Susan Roces, Hilda Koronel, Snooky Serna, Eddie Garcia, Richard Gomez and Aga Muhlach, courtesy of Regal Films. Directed by Jeffrey R. Jeturian and Mervyn B. Brondial, it is topbilled by Vina Morales, Denise Laurel, Jerome Ponce and Jane Oineza. The series premiered on ABS-CBN's Kapamilya Gold afternoon block and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on January 19, 2015.
In the trade launch trailer, Marco Gumabao was initially part of the cast as Ryan Briones. However, he was later replaced by Be Careful With My Heart star Jerome Ponce after Gumabao moved to Forevermore.
Initially part of Primetime Bida evening block, Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita was originally planned to replace the Korean drama Faith. However, it was later changed into an afternoon drama as part of Kapamilya Gold block. It was promoted and premiered back-to-back with Oh My G! and Flordeliza as part of Kapamilya's "Thank You Day" in January 19, 2015. Main cast:
Vina Morales as Cecilia Macaraig-Natividad
Denise Laurel as Toni Briones
Christian Vasquez as Leandro Natividad
Jane Oineza as Corrine Natividad
Jerome Ponce as Ryan Briones
Loisa Andalio as Bea Natividad
Joshua Garcia as Joel

Flor De Liza March 31 2015 Teaser

Flor de Liza is a 2015 Philippine family drama television series created and directed by Wenn V. Deramas, starring Ashley Sarmiento, Rhed Bustamante, Marvin Agustin, Jolina Magdangal, Desiree del Valle, and Carlo Aquino. The series premiered on ABS-CBN's Kapamilya Gold afternoon block and worldwide on TFC on January 19, 2015.Flor de Liza is a Philippine film series produced by Seven Stars Productions launched in 1981 that stars Julie Vega and Janice De Belen. It is a crossover between the TV series Flordeluna (played by Janice De belen) and Anna Liza (played By Julie Vega).Flor de Liza is a story of two different girls who has the same dad. Flor who was born in a wealthy family and Liza who was born on an average society and who grew up without knowing and seeing her dad.

Until Liza's dad decided to look for her and asked her to be with her but refused to because she doesn't want to leave her mother.

Liza only decided to leave her Mom when her father suddenly died on an accident. She was forced to move with Flor's family and live with them, but it turned out that Flor's Mom doesn't want Liza to be friends with her daughter.

But nobody could tell them what to do, and they became best of friends. But Flor's Mom will do everything just to keep Liza away from Flor...

The drama marks the comeback and reunion of Magdangal-Agustin loveteam as returning Kapamilya stars.

Yagit March 31 2015

Yagit or The Street Urchins (international title) is a Pinoy ako tv Filipino drama series to be broadcast by GMA Network starring newly auditionees Chlaui Malayao, Zymic Jaranilla, Judie Dela Cruz and Jemuell Ventinilla, together with LJ Reyes, Rich Asuncion, Yasmien Kurdi. It is based on the 1983 hit drama series of the same title.Yagit or Pushcart of Dreams (international title) is a Filipino drama series to be broadcast by GMA Network starring newly auditionees Chlaui Malayao, Zymic Jaranilla, Judie Dela Cruz and Jemuell Ventinilla, together with LJ Reyes, Rich Asuncion, Yasmien Kurdi. It is based on the 1983 hit drama series of the same title. It premiered on October 13, 2014 replacing Dading on the network's GMA Afternoon Prime afternoon block and worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV on October 14, 2014.
Main cast:
Chlaui Malayao as Elisa/Eliza Guison
Zymic Jaranilla as Ding Santos
Judie dela Cruz as Jocelyn 'Josie' Carpio Macabuhay
Jemwell Ventinilla as Tomas 'Tom-Tom' Carpio Macabuhay
Yasmien Kurdi as Dolores 'Dolor' Macabuhay/Danica
LJ Reyes as Flora Fabro-Macabuhay
Bettina Carlos as Izel Lorena Guison

Supporting cast:
James Blanco as Victor 'JR' Guison
Renz Fernandez as General Roman Marasigan
Wowie de Guzman as Chito Asuncion
Kevin Santos as Kardo Macabuhay
Rich Asuncion as Odette Guison
Stephanie 'Steph' Yamut as Tiffany 'Tiff' Vinluan
Racquel Villavicencio as Donya Claudia Guison

Extended cast:
Paolo Contis as Rex Villamor
Maricris Garcia as Cece Ortega Guison
Shermaine Santiago as Ethel Santos
Ina Feleo as Imelda Macabuhay
Alessandra de Rossi as Pamela Lidalgo

It premiered on October 13, 2014 replacing Dading on the network's GMA Afternoon Prime afternoon block and worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV on October 14, 2014.

Oh My G! March 31 2015 Teaser

Oh My G! is a 2015 Philippine family dramedy television series directed by Veronica B. Velasco, starring Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortel and Manolo Pedrosa. The series premiered on ABS-CBN and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on January 19, 2015, replacing Give Love on Christmas.Pinoy Tambayan » Oh My G March 16 2015 Watch full episode replay of Pinoy TV show episode on March 16 2015 at Pinoy Tambayan . Oh My G! is a 2015 Philippine family drama television series directed by Veronica B. Velasco, starring Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortel and Manolo Pedrosa. The series premiered on ABS-CBN and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on January 19, 2015, replacing Give Love on Christmas.Sophie Cepeda is a teenager who struggles after both her parents died. Sophie blamed God for the loss of her loved ones, until God himself appears to Sophie in different forms to enlighten the latter on the obstacles she is facing.
Main Cast:
Janella Salvador as Sophie Z. Cepeda
Marlo Mortel as Gabriel "Gabby" Luna
Manolo Pedrosa as Harry Evangelista
Supporting cast.
Sunshine Cruz as Lucy Zaldivar-Santiago
Janice de Belen as Teacher Rose Luna
John Arcilla as Joe Luna
Dominic Ochoa as Santino "Santi" Santiago
Edgar Allan Guzman as Von Luna
Kazel Kinouchi as Miley Santiago
John Steven de Guzman as JC Luna Kate Alejandrino as Roma Dela Cruz Lianne Valentin as Lianne Valentin Veronica Reyes as Veronica Leachon Tom Doromal as Charles Castañeda Julia Buencamino as Amelia "Aimee" Chua
Patrick Sugui as Patrick Dizon
Kokoy de Santos as Carlos Miguel "Mikoy" Arellano
Paolo Gumabao as Ferdinand "Ferdie" Javier
Axel Torres as Cyrus
Maris Racal as Junalyn Barel
Aina Solano

The Half Sisters March 31 2015

The Half Sisters is a Filipino family drama to be broadcast by GMA Network topbilling Barbie Forteza, and Thea Tolentino, together with Derrick Monasterio and introducing the newcomer Andre Paras. It is set to premiere on June 9, 2014 replacing Villa Quintana on the network's GMA Afternoon Prime afternoon block and worldwide on June 10, 2014 via GMA Pinoy TV.

Main cast:
Barbie Forteza as Diana Mercado Valdicañas
Thea Tolentino as Ashley Mercado Alcantara
Derrick Monasterio as Sebastian 'Baste' David
Andre Paras as Bradley 'Brad' Castillo
Jean Garcia as Karina 'Rina' Mercado / Alexa Robbins
Jomari Yllana as Benjamin 'Benjie' Valdicañas / (New Chapter) Mang Tonyo and Noli delos Santos / Fake Benjie
Ryan Eigenmann as Alfred Alcantara
Eula Valdez (New Chapter) as Isabel dela Rhea / Ysabela Zuñiga

Special Participation:
Gloria Romero as Elizabeth McBride (Middle Chapter only)
Carmen Soriano as Doña Lupita Valdicañas (1st Chapter only)
Isabel Granada as Eva Mercado (1st-Beginning of New Chapter only)
Pinky Marquez as Cleo Castillo (1st Chapter only)
Supporting Cast:
Vaness del Moral as Jackie Silverio (Middle Chapter to Current)
Mel Martinez as Venus (1st-Current)
Jane Rossly as Anica (1st-Current)
Karyn Johnston as Paula (1st-Current)
Sanya Lopez as Lorna (1st-Current)
Buboy Villar as Marlon (Mid Chapter)
Archie Adamos as Felix (Mid Chapter)
RK Bagatsing as Warren (New Chapter)

Carlo Gonzales as Dr. Paolo (1st-Mid only)
Arny Ross as Yvette Zuñiga (New Chapter)
Karen Delos Reyes as Stella (1st Chapter)
Lovely Rivero as Julie (Mid Chapter)
Patricia Ismael as Luz (Mid Chapter)
Ynez Veneracion as Delia (New Chapter)
Kalila Aguilos as Lydia (New Chapter)
JC Tiuseco as Carl Valdicañas (1st Chapter)
Deborah Sun as Sandra Silverio (Mid Chapter)
Shelly Hipolito as Maristel (1st Chapter)
Arkin Magalona as Astrud Silverio (Mid Chapter)
Menggie Cobarubias as Atty. Gutierrez (1st Chapter)
Rolly Innocencio as Atty. Alcala (Mid Chapter)
Abel Estanislao as Gino (1st Chapter)
Neil Ryan Sese as Jacob (New Chapter)
Robert Seña as Chiquito (New Chapter)
Yul Servo as Roldan (Mid Chapter)
Lou Sison as Iza (Mid Chapter)
Odette Khan as Lumita / Donya Rivas (Mid Chapter)
Bembol Roco as Teodorico Adorno (New Chapter)
Allan Paule as Miguel (New Chapter)
Sylvia Sanchez as Dolores (New Chapter)
Alicia Alonzo as Jasmina Zuñiga (New Chapter)

Eat Bulaga March 31 2015

Eat Bulaga! is a local 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 variety show on Philippine television. It also holds the Philippine record of all-time number of live TV episodes. pinoy ako tv the show is aired on GMA Network at 12pm on Weekdays and on Saturdays. The show is broadcast from TAPE Studios at the Broadway Centrum in Quezon City. The show’s main hosts are Vic Sotto, Tito Sotto and Joey de Leon.Production Specialists, Inc., a company owned by Romy Jalosjos, brought the idea of creating a noontime show for Radio Philippines Network (RPN). Antonio Tuviera, who was the working for the company, thought that the comic troika of Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon, better known as TVJ (who had gained fame through GMA Network's Discorama and as pinch-hitters for Student Canteen, but subsequently left both), would be the perfect hosts for the new program. At a meeting at the InterContinental Manila parking lot, Tuviera made the offer to them; they accepted.

De Leon coined the title of the show: Eat represents lunchtime while Bulaga (which means "to surprise") represents their plan to fill the show with big surprises. 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. Vic Sotto, on the other hand, composed the theme song.

Eat...Bulaga! premiered on July 30, 1979.[12] TVJ, along with Chiqui Hollman[10] and Richie Reyes (a.k.a. Richie d' Horsie) were the original hosts. 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, it also lacked advertisers.[10][14] In addition, TVJ did not receive their salaries for six months.

Eat...Bulaga! slowly gained top-rating status in 1980 after the introduction of the segment "Mr. Macho."[10] Production Specialists soon handed production to Tuviera's TAPE, Inc.[8] 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. In 1987, Aiza Seguerra joined the show after finishing as a runner-up in the "Little Miss Philippines" segment.

In the 2004 episode of Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, the episodes of Eat...Bulaga! from 1979 to 1982 had been lost, the first full surviving episode was in August 7, 1982, the third year anniversary of the show, however a clip from 1981 (the second year anniversary) are available on YouTube.

An interview with Joey de Leon revealed that Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon never signed any contract with Eat...Bulaga! when they were offered to become hosts of the show. Vic Sotto confessed that he accepted the offer and would immediately stop once he had enough money to buy a personal vehicle. Joey de Leon also admitted that the show was only supposed to be a short-term employment. However, Eat...Bulaga! defeated Student Canteen in the ratings after 2 years and TVJ decided to stay with the show. Up to this day, no contracts bind Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon to the show or to TAPE, Inc. Friendship and their loyalty to the show are the only factors that keep them together.

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