ASAP (variety show)

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Genre Musical, Variety Show
Created by ABS-CBN Corporation
Written by Rich Garcia
Jomar Baptista
Corrs Ebora
Greta Bayani
Nico Yparraguirre
Kim Poliquit
Gianne De Peralta
Patch Buenaventura
Leo Bernardo
Directed by Johnny Manahan
Starring Gary Valenciano
Zsa Zsa Padilla
Martin Nievera
Vina Morales and performers
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of episodes 1,051 (as of 29 March 2015)
Executive producer(s) Marvi Gelito
Apple Salas
Location(s) Quezon City, Metro Manila
Running time 3 hours (including commercials)
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run February 5, 1995 – present
Preceded by Sa Linggo nAPO Sila
(January 28, 1990- January 29, 1995)

ASAP 20 (All-Star Sunday Afternoon Party) is broadcast by ABS-CBN in the Philippines. The show is presented by its main hosts Zsa Zsa Padilla, Vina Morales, Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera. The show aired its pilot episode on February 5, 1995, and airs live Sundays. The show also broadcasts worldwide through ABS-CBN's The Filipino Channel. The show is now the longest-running Sunday noontime variety show on Philippine TV, beating previous record holder GMA Supershow, aired by ABS-CBN's main rival, GMA Network.


The set of ASAP incorporating multiple LED displays.

When "Sa Linggo nAPO Sila" became "'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila" to replace Eat Bulaga which left ABS-CBN to transfer to GMA Network, ASAP was conceptualized and launched in 1995 as a "concert party" on Sundays. Then, Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez, along with Ariel Rivera and Dayanara Torres (fresh from her crowning at Miss Universe, where it was staged in Manila in 1994), were tapped as main hosts for the show. The cast of "Pare Ko" (Claudine Barretto, Victor Neri, Jolina Magdangal, etc.) became co-hosts for the show to attract the younger viewers. In 1996, the show celebrated its first anniversary and later top-caliber leading man Piolo Pascual joined the show. When Dayanarra Torres left the country, Charlene Gonzales took her place. Channel V’s Joey Mead also joined the show for a while. By 1998, regular guest Zsa Zsa Padilla became a regular host the following year. After Martin Nievera left, Richard Gomez took his place. In March 1999, Onemig Bondoc joined the group.

The show originally had their own theme song, set. Initial broadcast commenced on February 1995 at the Delta Theatre in Quezon Avenue. In March 1998, they transferred to their own studio at the Studio 10 of the ABS-CBN Broadcast Center in Quezon City.

In 2003, the show was reformatted as ASAP Mania, after which some of its original hosts went to the show SOP Rules. In 2005 the format changed to ASAP '05 and later Toni Gonzaga joined ASAP. In 2006, the show launched a somewhat complicated logo where the words ASAP were made out of dots connected which had been in use until 2014. In February 2007, Lani Misalucha joined ASAP. Ex-SOP performers Karylle (daughter of Zsa Zsa Padilla) and Billy Joe Crawford, joined ASAP in 2008.[1]

On January 8, 2010, the show was relaunched as ASAP XV to mark its 15th anniversary. In the show's special anniversary on February 7, 2010, a new set was introduced. After the year numbers in the show title wasn't adapted in 2010, a new show named ASAP Rocks launched January 2, 2011. On April 3, 2011, a new set was introduced. On January 1, 2012, the show was launched as ASAP 2012.

On January 6, 2013, the show was renamed ASAP 18 to commemorate the show's 18th anniversary. On January 5, 2014, the show was renamed ASAP 19 to commemorate the show's 19th anniversary. On January 4, 2015, the show was renamed ASAP 20 to commemorate the show's 20th anniversary. It launched a new, simple logo that replaced the one being used in 2006.

The show was also known for being the venue show for the premiere of ABS-CBN summer station IDs. Actress Iza Calzado left Party Pilipinas in 2012, and moved to ASAP after ten years in GMA. R&B Royalties Jay-R and Kyla bolted out of Sunday All Stars, and moved to ASAP, after they decided to not renew their contact with GMA, their network for almost eleven years. As of 2015, Martin Nievera and Jolina Magdangal (who returned to the show 12 years after affiliation with GMA Network) were the only original ASAP cast left, which they both began in 1995.


Main Hosts[edit]

Co-hosts and performers[edit]

The following are the co-hosts and performers in ASAP:[2]

Former co-hosts & performers[edit]


  • ASAP Sessionistas
  • ASAP Kara-Okey
  • ASAP Full Circle
  • ASAP Covers
  • Supahdance
  • Gimme 5
  • T-Zone
  • With Love, Gary V.
  • IG
  • ASAP Sessions


ASAP Music[edit]

Main article: ASAP Music

ASAP Music is the record label of ASAP, distributed by Star Records. The label has released a tribute compilation album to OPM classic pop-rock band, Hotdog. It has also released soundtracks of ABS-CBN TV series Sana Maulit Muli, My Girl and My Only Hope—all of which starred Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson. It has also released dance compilations for the defunct segment "Ultimate Dance 4" and the current segment "Supah Dance Plus". All of which contain original remixes and dance songs. Here is a list of albums released by the label:[3]

ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards[edit]

ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards is an annual award show which is held on a Sunday afternoon during ASAP variety show every end of the year, usually November or December. It honors the year's biggest television, movie, and music acts, as voted by Kapamilya fans.

ASAP Live[edit]

Since 2006, ASAP Live has become a concert producer in the Philippines, staging and mounting concerts. ASAP Live has produced:[4]

Title Venue Artist(s)
Heartthrobs Araneta Coliseum Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby
You and Me Aliw Theater Christian Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go
Rock Da Vote Araneta Coliseum Chokoleit, Candy Pangilinan, Tessie Tomas, John Lapus, Jon Santos and other comedians
Rock Enroll Aliw Theater Yeng Constantino
Ten: Piolo Pascual 10th Anniversary Concert Araneta Coliseum Piolo Pascual
Ol4Luv Araneta Coliseum Christian Bautista, Sarah Geronimo, Erik Santos and Rachelle Ann Go
Richard Poon: I'll Take Care of You Music Museum Richard Poon
Coverboys: Uncovered Music Museum Jake Cuenca, Zanjoe Marudo, Will Devaughn, Victor Basa, Jon Avila and Rafael Rosell
PoohKwang Music Museum Pooh and Pokwang
Pop Icons Araneta Coliseum Piolo Pascual, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Sam Milby and Mark Bautista
ASAP Sessionistas Live Araneta Coliseum Nina, MYMP, Aiza Seguerra, Sitti, Richard Poon and Duncan Ramos
My Poohlish Heart[5] Music Museum Pooh
Love Is... Toni Gonzaga[6] Music Museum Toni Gonzaga
Nina... The Diamond Soul Siren[7] Music Museum Nina
Christian Bautista: Romance Revisited[8] Music Museum Christian Bautista
25 B.C. Music Museum Billy Crawford
Angeline Quinto: Patuloy ang Pangarap SM Skydome Angeline Quinto

Other subsidiaries[edit]

  • ASAP Lifestyle - ASAP's clothing line, available through BUM boutiques in the Philippines.[9]
  • ASAP Bookazine - ASAP's book-magazine, and the first ever book-magazine released by a Philippine TV show.[10]
  • ASAP Online - ASAP's official website, where viewers, fans and supporters can view information about the show, read fun facts about the cast, get an update on the events and lifestyle, view photos and videos on-set, send their requests to artists, and even chat with them.[11]


  • Johnny Manahan – Director
  • Joyce Liquicia – Business Unit Head
  • Dido Camara – Creative Manager
  • Apple Salas – Executive Producer
  • Gerrome Esguerra – Executive Producer
  • Olive Zarate – Executive Producer
  • Ritchel Rosales – Associate Producer
  • Harold Castillo – Associate Producer
  • Marcus Alacon– Associate Producer
  • Karen Posadas – Associate Producer
  • Leo Bernardo – Head Writer
  • Rich Garcia – Head Writer
  • Jomar Baptista – Writer
  • Corrs Ebora – Writer
  • Nico Yparraguirre – Writer
  • Gianne de Peralta – Writer
  • Patch Buenaventura – Writer
  • Dom Jason Sauro – Writer
  • Frances Angquilo – Writer
  • Cara Gonzales – Writer
  • Richelle Uy – Print Researcher
  • Irene Bartolome – Print Researcher
  • Chiqui Lacsamana – Segment Director
  • Obet Valiente – Segment Director
  • Lyndon Dizon – Segment Producer
  • Rose Salta – Segment Producer
  • Cheryl Brilliantes – Segment Producer
  • Kimmie Llanes – Video Researcher
  • Dom Jason Sauro – Video Researcher
  • Noimie Comia – Production Assistant
  • Tina Dizor – Production Assistant
  • Rhea Gilo – Production Assistant
  • Carla Cruz – Production Assistant
  • Winnie Mariano – Talent Coordinator
  • Arlyn Hugo – Talent Coordinator
  • McCaterry Cartano – Talent Coordinator
  • Patty Mayoralgo – Music Researcher
  • TJ Santos – Music Researcher
  • Carlo Yanesa – Music Researcher
  • Bang Pineda – Stylist
  • Justine Diamalon, Jr. – Wardrobe
  • Rodel BRinas – Wardrobe
  • Georcelle Dapat–Sy – Choreographer
  • Alex Magbanua – Floor Director
  • Rene Dela Cruz – Floor Director
  • Mark Eric Von de Guzman – Floor Director
  • Paolo Fajardo – Playback Operator
  • Egay Rustia – Spinner
  • Jon Bautista – Spinner
  • Nick Mahor – Spinner
  • Bob Novales – VO Announcer
  • Robert Paul Garcia – Program Liaison

Studios used by ASAP[edit]

  • Delta Theatre (February 1995–February 1998)
  • ABS-CBN Studio 10 (March 1998–present)


Year Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
2010 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Dance Group of the Year[12] ASAP Supahdance Won
2012 Most Promising Recording/Performing Group[13] ASAP Boys R Boys Won

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [] ASAP Program History retrieved via 1-8-2010
  2. ^ ASAP Artists
  3. ^ "List of albums by ASAP Music",, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  4. ^ "List of current ASAP Live productions and personnel",, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  5. ^ 'Round the Biz (February 17, 2010), "Laugh ‘til you drop with Pooh!", Manila Bulletin, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  6. ^ Entertainment Guide/Music (February 15, 2010), "Toni Gonzaga will define what love is on the ASAP XV concert series", Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP), Retrieved 2010-10-23
  7. ^ Showbiz (February 01, 2010), "Nina magpapasiklab ", The Philippine Star, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  8. ^ CRISPINA MARTINEZ-BELEN, Celebrity World (February 28, 2010), "Christian Bautista set to perform at Music Museum", Manila Bulletin, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  9. ^ "Products and clothes by ASAP Lifestyle",, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  10. ^ "ASAP XV NAGLABAS NG ‘ASAP BOOKAZINE’",, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  11. ^ "ASAP Online official website",, Retrieved 2010-10-23
  12. ^ "ABS-CBN big winner at GMMSF Entertainment Awards". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  13. ^ "Vice Ganda named Phenomenal Box-Office Star; Derek Ramsay is Box-Office King while Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes share Box-Office Queen title". Retrieved 2014-05-20.

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