Eat Bulaga!

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Eat Bulaga!
Eat Bulaga! logo.jpg
Format Variety, Game show, Comedy
Created by Television and Production Exponents (TAPE) Inc.
Developed by TAPE Inc.
Directed by Bert de Leon
Poochie Rivera
Mark A. Reyes V (during Saturdays)
Starring Tito Sotto
Vic Sotto
Joey de Leon
and others
Opening theme Eat Bulaga! Theme Song
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
Filipino
English
No. of episodes 10,419 (as of March 29, 2014)
Production
Executive producer(s) Antonio P. Tuviera
Malou Choa-Fagar
Producer(s) Antonio P. Tuviera
Location(s) Eastside Studio, GMA Broadway Centrum (New Manila, Quezon City)
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 2 1/4 hours (Weekdays)
3 1/4 hours (Saturdays)
Broadcast
Original channel RPN (1979-1989)
ABS-CBN (1989-1995)
GMA Network (1995-present)
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run July 30, 1979 – present
Chronology
Related shows Eat Bulaga! Indonesia
The Ryzza Mae Show
Coney Reyes on Camera
Okey Ka Fairy Ko!
Daisy Siete
External links
Website

Eat Bulaga! is a noon-time variety show in the Philippines produced by Television And Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE) and aired by GMA Network. The show broadcasts from The New TAPE Studios (Eastside Studio) at the GMA Broadway Centrum in New Manila, Quezon City. Eat Bulaga! is aired Weekdays at 12:15pm to 2:30pm and Saturdays at 11:30am to 2:45pm (PHT). The show is also broadcast worldwide through GMA Pinoy TV. The name approximately translates to "Lunchtime Surprise!"[1]

The show celebrated its 34th year on Philippine television on July 31, 2013,[2] holding the record of being the longest-running noontime variety program on air in the history of television.[3]

Its first overseas version was Eat Bulaga! Indonesia, which premiered on Indonesia's SCTV network on July 16, 2012.[4][5][6][7] Eat Bulaga! became the first Philippine show, variety show in particular, to be franchised by another country.

History[edit]

The RPN years (1979–1989)[edit]

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

Production Specialists, Inc., a company owned by Romy Jalosjos, brought the idea of creating a noontime show for Radio Philippines Network or RPN.[8] 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)[9][10] would be the perfect hosts for the new program.[10] At a meeting at the InterContinental Manila parking lot, Tuviera made the offer to them; they accepted.[10][11]

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 lots of big surprises.[11] 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.[11] Vic Sotto, on the other hand, composed the theme song.[10]

Eat Bulaga! premiered on July 30, 1979.[12] TVJ, along with Chiqui Hollman[10] Richie Reyes (a.k.a. Richie d' Horsie) were the original hosts.[13] 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.[10]

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.[14] During the same time, Coney Reyes joined the show while Hollman moved to Student Canteen.[14][15] In 1987, Aiza Seguerra joined the show after finishing as a runner-up in the "Little Miss Philippines" segment.[10][16]

The ABS-CBN years (1989–1995)[edit]

In 1989, Eat Bulaga moved to ABS-CBN[15] (under a co-production agreement) 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.[13] 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.[citation needed] The three dots were included in the title at the time: Eat...Bulaga![citation needed] On January 28, 1989, the show premiered on its new home, which was staged at the Araneta Coliseum.

Reyes left in 1991.[15] She was replaced by swimming champion Christine Jacob (later she moved to Magandang Tanghali Bayan in late 1998).[15] 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)[edit]

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 and to reformat its Sunday show Sa Linggo nAPO Sila into a week-long show, 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila.[13]

Eat...Bulaga! moved to GMA, whose efforts to dethrone it through Lunch Date and Salo-Salo Together (SST) had failed.[13] The show made its premiere telecast on its new home on January 28, 1995, again at the Araneta Coliseum.[13][17] Before this, month-long promotions were made by coming up with the catchy advertisement "9-2=7" ("nine minus two equals seven"),[citation needed] 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-hit for Student Canteen on GMA[9] before leaving the network for Eat...Bulaga!. It also Eat...Bulaga! was still currently broadcasting on GMA Network had been first time since the T.G.I.S. era.

In 2001, Eat...Bulaga! became the first to give away millions on the Philippine television. 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, through its segment "Laban o Bawi" (Fight or Back Out),[18] "to get the audience interest back."[19]

Eat...Bulaga! celebrated its 25th year on television in November 19, 2004 at the Expo Amphitheater in Clarkfield, Angeles City, Pampanga,[20] making it the longest-running noontime show in the Philippines. The television special was attended by an estimated 50,000 spectators[20] and enjoyed the highest daytime TV rating in the Philippines.[citation needed] It won the Best Entertainment (One-Off/Annual) Special at the Asian Television Awards in Singapore on December 1, 2005.[21] The event was hailed as the most successful on Philippine television, narrowly matched only by the 1st Starstruck Final Judgement.[citation needed] The presentation, titled Eat Bulaga Silver Special, was broadcast on November 28, 2004.[20] By this time, Eat Bulaga! had modified its title, dropping the three dots.[citation needed]

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

Second decade on GMA, 30th anniversary (2005–present)[edit]

In 2006, the SexBomb Girls left the show due to a dispute with its producers.[22] The show, in turn, opened auditions for new in-house dancers, under the name 'EB Babes', as a reality competition.[22][23] The group officially debuted on August of that year.[22] On March 2007, the SexBomb Girls returned as regular cast members.[24]

On September 2007, a series of word wars occurred between Joey de Leon and Willie Revillame, the host of Eat Bulaga!'s rival show Wowowee as a result of the Hello Pappy scandal.[25][26]

On March 6, 2009, Francis Magalona, one of the long-time co-hosts, succumbed to leukemia. The following day, the show produced a tribute episode in which the whole cast performed his songs dedicated in his memory. During the tribute, it was revealed that Magalona coined the word 'Dabarkads', a popular name to the Eat Bulaga family.[27]

In 2009, Eat Bulaga! celebrated its 30th anniversary, which was dubbed as Tatlong Dekads ng Dabarkads (Three Decades of the Dabarkads). The show focused on honoring and helping remarkable people, including 30 poor, hard-working students and other everyday heroes as a gesture of paying back to the public who supported them.[14][28][29] On December 18 of that year, the show renewed its contract with GMA Network.[citation needed] In addition, the show signed an extended contract with GMA Network in March 2011 which would last until 2016.[30]

In 2011, the SexBomb Girls along with the group's choreographer Joy Cancio left once more, this time for ABS-CBN's Happy Yipee Yehey!.[31]

On October 6, 2011, Eat Bulaga! launched its coffee table book called Ang Unang Tatlong Dekada (The First Three Decades). It was written by Butch Francisco (a veteran columnist and TV host) with Jako de Leon (son of Joey de Leon) behind the design concept.[32] Alongside the book, Eat Bulaga! gave away 3000 limited edition CDs of the 2004 Silver Special Anniversary celebration.[33][34][35] Additionally, GMA News and Public Affairs produced a documentary titled Kuwentong Dabarkads hosted by Dingdong Dantes.[10]

On August 18, 2012, Eat Bulaga! aired a special episode celebrating its 33rd anniversary without commercial breaks, the first time in its of history.[36]

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.[37]

On February 8, 2014, co-host Wally Bayola returned to Eat Bulaga in Juan For All, All For Juan, joining his partners Jose Manalo, Paolo Ballesteros and Valerie Weigmann for his birthday. Also, Wally apologized to the public after a sex video with an EB Babe was released.

Eat Bulaga! Indonesia[edit]

On July 16, 2012, Indonesia's SCTV Network aired the show's first international version, 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 in April 2012, with approval given in June 2012.[38][39]

Cast[edit]

Main hosts
Co-hosts
Featuring
  • Boom Boom Pow Boys/Sugod Bahay Gang in Juan for All, All for Juan (2009–present)
  • Ha & Ho (2007–present)
  • Team Imuseño (2010–present)
  • Mr. Pogi Hunks/Heartthrobs (2012–present)
  • Los Viajeros - Eduardo, Pedro, and Diego (2013–present)
  • Joyce Pring (2014-present)


Former co-hosts

Current segments (as of April 2014)[edit]

Hakot All You Can: Let's Do the Hakot, Babes![edit]

This segment is a combination of "Pambato ng Videoke" and serves as the comeback of Hakot All You Can, in its new version. Three conteestant couples in romantic relationships will sing together a song of their choosing from the Magic Sing videoke. Allan K will move the mic stand in many directions, the couple and/or one person will sing when directed for one minute. The couple with the highest score from the Dabarkads and their guest judges will move on to Hakot All You Can jackpot round. One person form the couple will collect (hakot in Filipino) coins from the bases and dump th coins onto the weighing scale for 1 minute. The display shows the weight of the coins, determining the prize won. For example, 15.00 pounds is equal to 15,000 Philippine pesos. The prize money is instantly given away to the contestant couple.

You're My Foreignay[edit]

This contest is the counterpart of the popular contest "You're My Foreignoy", also created by Joey de Leon. Contestants of the contest are pure foreigner women, not half-Filipino, half-(ethnicity), who admire the Philippines, can speak Filipino and has talent. The grand finals will be held at Broadway Centrum on Saturday, March 29, 2014. The grand-finalists consist of You're My Foreignay Luzon, Lindsey O'Connor of England, You're My Foreignay Visayas, Son Yung Kuk of South Korea, and You're My Foreignay Mindanao, Dasuri Choi of South Korea. The rest of the grand-finalists are You're My Foreignay Lakambinis Luane De Lima of Brazil, Vanessa Rez of Brazil, Ieva Vedeckyte of Lithuania, Fernanda Rolim of France, Maria Zhukova of Russia, Marianna Henud of Italy and Kristine Bakare of Nigeria. The results are: 2nd Runner Up and Best in Talent, (You're My Foreignay Mindanao) Dasuri Choi of South Korea. The 1st Runner Up is (You're My Foreignay Lakambini) Ieva Vedeckyte of Lithuania. The Dabarkads Choice and Grand Winner is (You're My Foreignay Visayas) Son Yung Kuk of South Korea.

Little Miss Philippines 2014[edit]

This popular contest segment of Eat Bulaga! has helped establish many careers of Filipino artists. Some celebrities who have joined are Aiza Seguerra, Eat Bulaga's original child wonder, Pauleen Luna, a current Eat Bulaga! co-host, Julie Anne San Jose, a GMA Network talent, and Little Miss Philippines 2012 Ryzza Mae Dizon, also a co-host of Eat Bulaga! and host of The Ryzza Mae Show. This version also has the parents interact in the contest, introducing and performing their talent with their child.

Juan for All, All for Juan: Bayanihan of d' Pipol (One for All, All for One)[edit]

Dubbed by Joey de Leon as "Bayanihan na may kasamang swerte", this segment shows the true purpose of Eat Bulaga! — helping poor people and giving "happiness" to every Juan, as a sign of thanks and gratitude. Included in this segment is the "Plastic ni Juan Project, where the plastic bottles they collect from the barangays they visit are turned into school armchairs, to be given to their chosen school in a specific barangay.

Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, and Paolo Ballesteros are the primary hosts in this segment, who are on-location at the chosen barangay for the day, with Vic Sotto (Tito Sotto or Allan K when Vic Sotto is absent) hosting in the Broadway Studio. Jose, Wally and Paolo are sometimes accompanied by other Dabarkads when needed. Currently, they are accompanied by Valerie Weigmann, the Filipina-German intern-turned-host who was discovered by Jose while at one of the barangays they went to during the October 2, 2013 episode.

To start the segment, Vic draws an entry from a box containing registration forms from the chosen barangay and will call that person to confirm their name and address. Jose, Wally, Paolo and Valerie then go to the winner's house, congratulate them and give food, courtesy of Coca-Cola: usually two to four dishes with 2 bowls-full of rice, dessert, and Coca-Cola products plus P5,000 cash prize. They also receive three appliances from Hanabishi, an O+ smartphone (a US-brand smartphone maker), a truck-load of cement bags from Lafarge Republic Cement, gift packs from Purefoods (Purefoods Star Corned Beef, Purefoods Star Jumbo Hotdog, etc.), a motorcycle (usually a Honda CB-110 or a Suzuki GD-110 motorcycle) plus a helmet, jacket and other prizes form Motortrade, as well as a grocery showcase and P5,000-worth of gift certificates from Puregold. They will then have a short interview with their contestant, usually asking about their family background and situation, and the hosts providing comic relief.

Vic will also hand a Bossing Savings account, courtesy of BPI and Globe's BanKo micro-savings bank, containing a predetermined amount for the contestant. The hosts remind them to deposit any amount of cash they can. This is where Vic first coined the phrase: "Kapag may isinuksok, may madudukot...". Before they go, Jose, Wally, Paolo and Valerie give their final cash prize, usually 35,000 to 50,000 pesos. On rare occasions, the final cash prize is greater than 50,000 pesos (e.g., a family where the husband was crippled by electrocution was awarded 70,000 pesos).

Afterwards, Jose, Wally, Paolo and Valerie will announce the barangay's name and the phrase, "Bayanihan na!". The word "bayanihan" is a Filipino term taken from the word bayan, referring to a nation, town or community. The whole term "bayanihan" refers to a spirit of communal unity or effort to achieve a particular objective.

The "Sugod-Bahay Gang" boys will lay out numbers on the streets from 1 to 140. All who wish to be eligible to win 10,000 pesos have to bring 15 plastic bottles and a specific object that the hosts will mention. They will then race to the numbers in under a minute. The hosts pick a random number and the number next to it (sometimes 3 numbers after the chosen number, in what they call "chunod-chunod", a play from the word "sunod-sunod" meaning in sequence) receive P10,000 in cash, an S.O.S (Sandata on Sakuna), and sometimes with other consolation prizes from sponsors. The line with the most behaved people, dubbed as the "Bayanihan Line", wins 500 pesos each and an additional 1,000 pesos each (for a total of 20,000 pesos). In the event of bad weather, the host at the Broadway Studio selects entries from the chosen barangay, and they will receive 10,000 pesos each from Jose, Wally, Paolo and Valerie.

Sometimes, the Bayanihan Line comes before Jose, Wally, Paolo and Valerie go to the winner's house.

A new segment featured in "Juan for All" is Valerie's "Question of the Day", a running joke about Val's lame questions.

This segment is done on every show, Monday to Saturday, with locations ranging nationwide - from barangays and subdivisions across Metro Manila, all the way to provinces in Visayas and Mindanao. There, they usually have their selected contestant registered the previous day, with a copy of their entries sent back to the Broadway Studio to be drawn the next day.

Barangay Bayanihan[edit]

Next to Juan for All, All for Juan is a special segment called Barangay Bayanihan. This applies to the chosen barangay of the day. For it to qualify, it must be well-organized, clean and well-behaved. Everyday a barangay is added to the list of "qualified" barangays, eventually summing up to more or less 20 barangays for the month. Otherwise, just one violation of the said requirements means the disqualification of that barangay.

After each month, the hosts choose three barangays who will win a special prize based on their rank, with the no. 1 barangay winning the grand prize and the title of being a Barangay Bayanihan. This is a way of gratitude by the hosts for all barangays to follow, the winner being the best example of a well-disciplined community.

Pinoy Henyo (currently "Pinoy Henyo: Ang Lola Ko!", "Junior Pinoy Henyo")[edit]

Dubbed as the "Pambansang Laro" or "Laro ng Bayan" (contextually translates to "Everybody's Game"), it is similar to 20 Questions, but instead of limiting the number of questions, the game is limited to two minutes. Every day, three teams with two players each must guess the word they pick before or within the time limit.

In the qualifying round, the player chosen to sit on the "Henyo" seat asks questions to guess the word, while the other player must only answer with Oo, Hindi and Pwede. Other replies will incur a three-second penalty for every wrong reply, which will be added to their official time. Four Dabarkads are also put into play, corresponding to the team's potential prize: 10,000, 15,000, or 20,000 pesos. "The Dabarkads chosen by the host will go into a "flushroom" Currently, the one mermaid chosen of the three mermaids sits on the collapsing chair.. If the pair answers correctly, they win the prize their Dabarkads is holding. If the pair answers incorrectly, the Dabarkads inside the flushroom is poured with slime/the mermaid's chair is released and gets dunked into the water. The pair who answered fastest proceeds to the Jackpot round. Additionally, if the contestants answer the "Pinoy Henyo Word of the Day", they will receive an additional 5,000 pesos, while the Henyo word sender will receive a cash prize and a limited-edition Pinoy Henyo shirt.

In the Jackpot round, the winning pair will need to choose a category: Tao, Hayop, Bagay, Lugar, and Pagkain. This time, they have to guess at least three out of the five words, taking turns when one answers correctly. They can opt to "pass" to the next word if they're having trouble guessing. Each correct answer nets them an additional 10,000 pesos per word on top of their prize earlier, i.e. 1 word, plus 10,000; two words, plus 20,000. If they answer the third word, they win the jackpot prize of 50,000 pesos. If they failed to get the jackpot, they still receive their cash prize and gift packs from sponsors.

The current special Saturday edition is called "Junior Pinoy Henyo". Teams of two students from four schools play, and their classmates from their school get to showcase their talent/root for their "Junior Henyos" in a song, dance or skit performance. One of the four teams win, and the best school talent showcase also win a prize that is chosen by the guest performers.

Bulagaan[edit]

Bulagaan is a segment of "knock-knock" jokes in a classroom scenario, with the Bulaga hosts are divided into groups, dressed in school uniforms, and singing their answers to the teacher's question. After performing, the group spins a giant roulette (numbered from 00 to 100) which is the basis of their score.The group with the lowest score will be punished at the end of the segment and later going free-for-all, throwing cream pies at each other. This segment occurs once in a while, on Wednesdays and/or Saturdays.

Dabarkads in Concert[edit]

This segment introduces the hosts and co-hosts (Tito, Vic, and Joey and/or the rest of the dabarkads) as they showcase their talent in singing and/or dancing. Sometimes joined by special guests, this segment is held every Saturday or, on occasion, to celebrate an event, e.g. birthday.

Discontinued/seasonal segments[edit]

Awards[edit]

PMPC Star Awards for TV
  • 1987-2008: Best Variety Show
  • 1989-2008: Best Variety Male Host-Vic Sotto
  • 1990-2008: Best Variety Male Host-Tito Sotto
  • 2003-2008: Best Variety Male Host-Joey De Leon
  • 2009: PMPC Star Awards Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement-Tony Tuviera
  • 2010: Best Variety Male Host: Allan K
Asian Television Awards
  • 2005: Best Entertainment Program:Eat Bulaga Silver Special[41]
Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Awards
  • 2007: Hall of Famer-SexBomb Dancers
  • 2002-2008: Most Popular Dance Group-SexBomb Dancers
  • 2009-2010: Box-Office Comedy King-Vic Sotto
Anak TV Seal Awards
  • 2009, 2011-2013: Most Admired Male TV Personality- Vic Sotto & Ryan Agoncillo
Aliw Awards
  • 2010: Best Emcee Hall of Fame-Ryan Agoncillo
Golden Screen Awards
  • 2005: Outstanding Male TV Host for a Musical or Variety Show-Joey De Leon
  • 2005: Outstanding Female TV Host for a Musical or Variety Show-Pia Guanio
  • 2011: Best Variety Show
  • 2011: Best Male Variety Show- Vic Sotto
  • 2011: Best Female Variety Show-Julia Clarete
  • 2011: Helen Vela Lifetime Achievement Award For Entertainment/Comedy-Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, & Joey De Leon
  • 2012: Outstanding Variety Program
  • 2012: Best Variety Show
  • 2013: Best Variety Show
  • 2013: Outstanding Female TV Host for a Musical or Variety Show-Julia Clarete
  • 2013: Outstanding Male TV Host for a Musical or Variety Show-Ryan Agoncillo
USTV Students' Choice Awards
  • 2012: Best Variety Show[42]
  • 2013: Best TV Program
11th Filipino Franchise Show
  • 2012 Galing Pinoy Franchise Excellence Award-Tony Tuviera for Franchising Eat Bulaga to Indonesia
44th Box Office Entertainment Awards
  • 2013: Most Popular TV Program for Musical Variety Show
  • 2013: Most Popular Novelty Singers-Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, & Ryzza Mae Dizon
  • 2013: Male Concert Performers of the Year-Jose Manalo & Wally Bayola
  • 2013: Most Popular Female Child Performer-Ryzza Mae Dizon
Reader's Digest Most Trusted Awards
  • 2013: Most Trusted TV Host for Entertainment and Variety-Vic Sotto
Yahoo! Philippines OMG! Awards
  • 2013: Best Noontime Show
  • 2013: Favorite Male TV Host of the Year-Vic Sotto
  • 2013: Child Star of the Year-Ryzza Mae Dizon

Studios used by Eat Bulaga![edit]

RPN years[edit]

ABS-CBN years[edit]

  • ABS-CBN Studio 1 (now Dolphy Theatre) (January 28, 1989 – January 28, 1995)
  • ABS-CBN Studio 2, ABS-CBN Broadcast Centre (during special occasions)

GMA years[edit]

  • Celebrity Sports Plaza (first home studio on GMA) at Capitol Hills, Quezon City (January 28, 1995 – August 31, 1995)
  • TAPE Studio (Eastside Studio), GMA Broadway Centrum (September 1, 1995 – December 31, 2009; March 6, 2010–present)
  • Westside Studio, GMA Broadway Centrum (GMA Broadway Live Studio; used while Eastside Studio was renovated) (January 1, 2010 – March 5, 2010)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BULAGA | English Translation of Tagalog Word | Tagalog-English Dictionary". Tagaloglang.com. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  2. ^ [1] eat bulaga celebrates 33rd anniversary on pep.com.ph
  3. ^ GMA Pinoy TV: Eat Bulaga! on gmapinoytv.com
  4. ^ Eat Bulaga! Indonesia to start on SCTV this July 16
  5. ^ Eat Bulaga Indonesia premieres July 16
  6. ^ Indonesian Network Obtains Franchise Of Eat Bulaga! retrieved via www.mb.com.ph 07-16-2012
  7. ^ Indonesian Network Obtains Franchise Of ‘Eat Bulaga!’
  8. ^ a b "FunFare with Ricardo F. Lo". philstar.com. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Tito, Vic, and Joey Recall Their Road to Success (Page 1)
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Kuwentong Dabarkads hosted by Dingdong Dantes
  11. ^ a b c Tito, Vic, and Joey Recall Their Road to Success (Page 2) on pep.ph
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  13. ^ a b c d e Longest Running Television Shows on pep.ph
  14. ^ a b c d Changing the Lives of 30 Young People on newsflash.org
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  16. ^ Little Miss Philippines 1987: Aiza Seguerra
  17. ^ Eat Bulaga premieres on GMA-7, Manila Standard, January 28, 1995.
  18. ^ "A serious conversation with Willie - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos". Showbizandstyle.inquirer.net. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
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  22. ^ a b c EB Babes Makes Impressive Debut on Eat Bulaga on mb.com.ph
  23. ^ EB Babes: Boobtube's Latest Darlings on mb.com.ph
  24. ^ SexBomb Girls Back In Eat Bulaga! on gmanews.tv
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  26. ^ "Joey tells Willie: Explain before you Complain". GMA News and Public Affairs. August 30, 2007. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  27. ^ Eat Bulaga Pays Tribute to Francis Magalona on pep.ph
  28. ^ E-BEST Honors 30 Elementary Students on philstar.com
  29. ^ 3 Decades: A Different Approach to Anniversary Celebrations on philstar.com
  30. ^ Eat Bulaga! Extends Contract to 2015 With GMA-7 on philstar.com
  31. ^ "No bad blood between these SexBombs | Inquirer Entertainment". Entertainment.inquirer.net. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  32. ^ Why It Took 8 Years to Finish the Bulaga! Book on philstar.ph
  33. ^ Joey de Leon Gets Emotional As Eat Bulaga Launches Book Chronicling Its First 30 Years on pep.ph
  34. ^ Vic Sotto Says Eat Bulaga! Makes Him Feel Like A Historical Figure on pep.ph
  35. ^ Eat Bulaga! launches Coffee Table Book on pep.ph
  36. ^ Eat Bulaga! celebrates 33rd anniversary on pep.ph
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  38. ^ Mr. Pogi 2012 Winners Pictures says:. "Eat Bulaga Franchise in Indonesia". Getitfromboy.net. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  39. ^ PEP.ph. "PEP Alerts | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". PEP.ph. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  40. ^ Gera o Mayong? by Joey de Leon
  41. ^ Eat Bulaga Winner in Singapore! on eatbulaga.tv
  42. ^ GMA Network Bags Honors at the 8th USTV Awards on gmanetwork.com

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