Party Pilipinas title card used from 2010
|Format||Musical Variety Show|
|Written by||Rommel Gacho
|Directed by||Mark A. Reyes
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||160 (final)|
|Executive producer(s)||Lui Cadag|
|Running time||2 hours and 50 minutes|
|Original channel||GMA Network|
|Picture format||NTSC 480i|
|Original run||March 28, 2010 – May 19, 2013|
Party Pilipinas (English: "Party Philippines") is a Sunday Philippine music variety show broadcast by GMA Network. The show premiered on 28 March 2010, replacing the defunct SOP Fully Charged. It also broadcasts worldwide through GMA Pinoy TV.
Each week, two teams alternate to give the audience a variety in theme and concepts. Director Mark A. Reyes, Margie Morrero (Music Head) and Miggy Tanchanco (Dance Head) leads A-Team's group while Director Rico Gutierrez, Georgy Sibal (Music Head), Shakira Villa-Symes (Lighting Director) and Joe Abuda of ADDLIB (Dance Head) along with DJ Funk Avy, DJ X-Factor and Manila's ultimate fashion design team are Team B's creative group. Each team also has different producers, writers and technical crew. The original writers who are also the creator of the show are Faith Monreal, Jaypee Miguel and Real Florido. The creative team was headed by Rey Agapay, who also became the head writer for both teams when it was divided into two. The writers of Team B are Haydee Belen, Stann Go, Florence Rosini and Mike Rivera.
The show ended on May 19, 2013. Encore episodes were aired once again for four weeks until June 16, 2013, when the new Sunday musical game variety show of GMA Network will air entitled SAS (Sunday All Stars) with most of the cast of Party Pilipinas. Ogie Alcasid was indeed part of the new show.
World-renowned artists like the Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez, Singer and Songwriter Ogie Alcasid, Queen of Soul Jaya and King of Soul Janno Gibbs headline the group of the country's top performers, which includes R&B Prince and Princess Jay-R and Kyla, Jolina Magdangal, La Diva, Mark Bautista, Christian Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go, just to name a few. Various GMA Network's primetime stars also a regular performers including Marian Rivera, Rhian Ramos, Carla Abellana, Dingdong Dantes, Geoff Eigenmann, Dennis Trillo, Jennylyn Mercado and Mark Anthony Fernandez. New artists are also given a chance to party up with every Sunday. The StarStruck V winners Sarah Lahbati, Steven Silva, Diva Montelaba, Rocco Nacino, and Enzo Pineda joins the party every week, along with the youngest rising stars of today, Joshua Dionisio, Barbie Forteza, Jake Vargas, Bea Binene, Alden Richards, Louise delos Reyes, Derrick Monasterio, Lexi Fernandez, Kristoffer Martin, Joyce Ching, Elmo Magalona and Julie Anne San Jose. Party Pilipinas also marks the return of the most famous twin brothers in the country, Richard Gutierrez and Raymond Gutierrez, who host the show together with the group of partyjocks, which include Tim Yap, KC Montero, Isabelle Daza, and Isabel Oli.
Party Pilipinas is an "all-party and all-positive vibes" show, according to the Corporate Communications Department of GMA Network and the show's new production manager, Ruth Mariñas. Mariñas takes over the post of Ramel David, who in turn replaced Hazel Abonita. Through an interview via Chika Minute in 24 Oras, Ogie Alcasid stated that Party Pilipinas will circle the entire country and hopefully the whole world. The show premiered on March 28, 2010 replacing the defunct SOP Fully Charged, a former Sunday afternoon party of the same timeslot. After 13 years of airing, the former show bid goodbye due to low ratings against the rival show in ABS-CBN, ASAP. Teasers started to come out on commercial with the slogan, "The grandest and hippest party in Philippine television has finally landed on GMA - Party Pilipinas!" 
The four main hosts of SOP Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Janno Gibbs, and Jaya are retained, along with the R&B Royalties Kyla and Jay-R, plus, La Diva. In addition, former ASAP performers Rachelle Ann Go and Mark Bautista, both Viva artists also joined the show.
Louie Ignacio left the show after the April 25 episode, due to unknown reason It was temporarily directed by Rommel Gacho from May 2 to the May 23 episode. Soon after, two directors replaced Ignacio, namely Mark A. Reyes and Rico Gutierrez.
The show also became witness to some of engagements in the Philippines' show business. Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez announced their wedding engagement on August 8, 2010 episode. Velasquez also had her pre-nuptial message and confirmation of pregnancy in the show. PBA player Rich Alvarez and R&B Princess Kyla made known their wedding engagement also in the show during the February 13, 2011 episode. On October 28, 2012, the couple announced that they are expecting their first baby on the show. In addition, Jolina Magdangal and Mark Escueta revealed to the public that they are engaged on June 6, 2011 episode.
The show celebrated its one-year anniversary on March 27, 2011, having a simultaneous live performances in four key cities in the Philippines: Manila (GMA Studio 7), Baguio City (Melvin Jones Grandstand), Davao City (Rizal Park) and Cebu City (Fuente Osmeña Circle) with four directors namely Noel Cabacungan, Rommel Gacho, Ding Bolanos and Mark A. Reyes. The anniversary episode also included the launch of GMA's Summer Station ID for 2011, "Halo-Halo Ang Summer Saya".
On April 17 to May 15, 2011, GB Sampedro alongside Mark A. Reyes headed the show. Sampedro replaced Gutierrez because the latter had resigned from co-directing the show. On July 24, 2011 Treb Monteras replaced Sampedro from directing the show.
Party Pilipinas became also a home to international guests including U-KISS (March 28, 2010, June 13, 2010), Jason Derulo (July 25, 2010), Dan Hill (February 6, 2011), Far East Movement (March 13, 2011), Chauncey Black of Blackstreet (January 29, 2012) and Jay Park (May 6, 2012).
On 2011, the show received its first award at Catholic Mass Media Awards as Best Entertainment Program.
On June 17, 2012, Direk Rico Gutierrez returned to direct Party Pilipinas Team B, starting with Party Pilipinas: Believe episode.
On February 8, 2013, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) meted a six-month probation period on the show for a dance number that was deemed "sexually charged" by the Board. The MTRCB also ordered GMA-7 to make a public apology.
On March 24, 2013, former ASAP artist Christian Bautista performed for the first time on the show as part of his debut on GMA Network. He reunited with his co-former ASAP singers Rachelle Ann Go, also his former girlfriend, and Mark Bautista, a good friend of his.
Party Pilipinas was set in different destinations during Summer 2013 as a celebration of the 3rd anniversary of the show. The show was held at Ynares Center, Antipolo City; Philippine Navy Headquarters, Manila; Le Pavillion, Metropolitan Park, Roxas Boulevard; and Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City. The show’s 100,000-sq-m studio in the GMA compound in Quezon City was converted into a state-of-the art hub for the network’s 28 hours coverage of the automated elections called "Eleksyon 2013" for May 13, 2013, Monday .
On May 19, 2013, was the last show and was terminated. The last episode of Party Pilipinas was entitled "Take A Bow" and the "Big Four", Regine Velasquez, Jaya, Janno Gibbs and Ogie Alcasid are reunited once again on the Party Pilipinas stage. Kyla also made an appearance on the show shortly after her delivery. Jonalyn Viray, Alden Richards and Mark Bautista launched their new albums, respectively, as well.
Allegations of bullying and harassment from certain fans that are particularly directed towards Direk Mark Reyes who handles Team A have surfaced. Management Damage Control is the real reason why Party Pilipinas will be off the air. Damage control on the following problems:
- Demoralized staff and talents after director Mark Reyes received harassing online bullying (such as calls to resign) from fans of director Rico Guitterrez.
- Director Rico Guitterez is known to encourage the staff and talents to see his fansite to get feedback from supposed fans of the show.
- Ms. Lilibeth Resonable reprimanded director Rico Guitterrez last July 2012 about the cyber bullying but the harassment from his fans IN A SITE HE CREATED persisted.
- Staff and talents of Party Pilipinas became sympathetic to director Mark Reyes.
- Talents started to complain to management that they are loyal to the show, not just both directors and asked management to end the cyber hatred against a director (Mark Reyes) they work with. (see Regine’s recent tweets about loyalty)
- Talents suffered the ‘competition’ between two directors in ONE SHOW and expressed interest in moving to other networks.
- Management decided as of March 2013 to end Party Pilipinas.
- The show rates well in Mega Manila and the MTRCB issue is null. Management decision to save its talents and staff is the reason why Party Pilipinas will be off the air.
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (March 2013)|
Co-hosts and performers
- Aicelle Santos
- Aira Bermudez
- Aljur Abrenica
- Alden Richards
- Arkin Magalona
- Barbie Forteza
- Bea Binene
- Benjamin Alves
- Bianca King
- Bubbles Paraiso
- Carla Abellana
- Christian Bautista 
- Derick Monasterio
- Dingdong Dantes
- Diva Montelaba
- Down to Mars
- Ehra Madrigal
- Elmo Magalona
- Enzo Pineda
- Frencheska Farr
- Geoff Eigenmann
- Glaiza de Castro
- Gloc 9
- Gian Magdangal
- Heart Evangelista
- Isabel Oli
- Isabelle Daza
- Jak Roberto
- Jake Vargas
- Jay Perillo
- Jennylyn Mercado
- Jeric Gonzales
- Jillian Ward
- Jolina Magdangal
- Jonalyn Viray
- Joyce Ching
- Julian Trono
- Julie Anne San Jose
- KC Montero
- Ken Chan
- Kris Bernal
- Kris Lawrence
- Kristofer Martin
- Kylie Padilla
- Lexi Fernandez
- Louise delos Reyes
- Lovi Poe
- Marian Rivera
- Maricris Garcia
- Mark Bautista
- Mark Herras
- Mayton Eugenio
- Maxene Magalona
- Michelle Madrigal
- Michael Pangilinan
- Mike Tan
- Mikoy Morales
- Mona Louise Rey
- Rachelle Ann Go
- Rafael Rosell
- Raymond Gutierrez
- Rhian Ramos
- Richard Gutierrez
- Rocco Nacino
- Rochelle Pangilinan
- Ruru Madrid
- Sam Pinto
- Sef Cadayona
- Sexbomb Girls
- Solenn Heussaff
- Steven Silva
- Thea Tolentino
- Tim Yap
- Wynwyn Marquez
- Yassi Pressman
- Yssa Alvarez
- Andi Manzano
- Bela Padilla
- Chloe McCulley
- Dennis Trillo
- Gaz Holgate
- Geoff Taylor
- Gino Quillamor
- Gwen Zamora
- Gwendolyn Ruais
- Hanna Flores
- Iza Calzado
- Joshua Dionisio
- Katrina Halili
- Kenneth Monico
- Kevin Cisco
- Marc Abaya
- Marvin Agustin
- Miguel Escueta
- Mikael Daez
- Ronnie Liang
- Sarah Lahbati
- Sunshine Dizon
- Rico Robles
- Venus Raj
- Will Devaughn
- Ynna Asistio
Party Pilipinas started the trend of presenting its upcoming episodes through "themed" teasers. The show also started promoting upcoming episodes a week in advance, a far cry from the usual TV promotion timeline of three days in advance for weekly variety shows.
Awards and nominations
|2010||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Musical Variety Show ||Nominated|
|2011||Best Musical Variety Show||Nominated|
|Golden Screen TV Awards||Outstanding Musical Program||Nominated|
|Catholic Mass Media Awards||Best Entertainment Program||Won|
|2012||University of Mindanao Student Survey||Best Variety Show||Won|
|PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Musical Variety Show||Nominated|
|Golden Screen TV Awards||Best Musical Variety Show||Nominated|
|2013||USTv Students' Choice Awards||Best Talk/Variety Show||Won|
Studio used by Party Pilipinas
- GMA Studio 7 (2010–2013)
- Ogie Alcasid confirms SOP will air final episode on Feb. 28 GMA News.
- <Party Pilipinas to rock the house GMA Network.
- Party Pilipinas replaces SOP PEP.ph.
- ‘SOP’ bids goodbye on Sunday Manila Bulettin. Retrieved 02-06-2012
- Sop bids farewell with an unforgettable concert Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 08-12-2012
- The final S.O.P. concert party PEP.ph. Retrieved 02-28-2012
- PEP: Party Pilipinas off to a rousing start GMA Network. Retrieved 08-12-2012
- Mark Bautista, now a GMA Artist PEP.ph
- Rachelle Ann Go, officially a Party Pilipinas performer PEP.ph
- Louie Ignacio resigns as director of Party Pilipinas PEP.ph.
- Former Party Pilipinas director Louie Ignacio clears the name of Regine Velasquez PEP.ph. Retrieved May 5, 2010
- Party Pilipinas airs on 3D Argon.com
- Party Pilipinas, gumawa ng kasaysayan sa TV Industry iGMA
- VIDEO: 24 Oras GMA Network. Retrieved 08-12-2012
- Ogie Alcasid-Regine Velasquez engagement PEP.ph
- Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez getting married this year, possibly on December 22 Spot.ph. Retrieved 08-12-2012
- Regine Velasquez confirms pregnancy PEP.ph
- Singer Kyla is now engaged to PBA player Rich Alvarez PEP.ph. Retrieved 02-10-2011
- Kyla is engaged to cager Rich Alvarez ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 02-10-2011
- Jolina Magdangal and Mark Escueta now engaged PEP.ph
- Party Pilipinas celebrates 1st anniversary on March 27 GMA Network. Retrieved 08-12-2012
- Party Pilipinas celebrates 1st anniversary in four destinations nationwide PEP.ph. Retrieved 08-12-2012
- Party Pilipinas marks its 1st Anniversary Yahoo! Philippines. Retrieved 08-12-2012
- Party Pilipinas celebrates anniversary PEP.ph
- Sampedro, permanent vacation from party P. Manila Bulettin.
- GMA News: UKISS in Manila http://www.gmanews.tv/video/57607/korean-pop-group-u-kiss-is-in-town
- Philippine Entertainment Portal http://www.pep.ph/celeb/events/22874/rain-takes-the-philippine-concert-stage-by-storm/1/1 Retrieved July 6, 2011.
- Jason Derulo nag-perform sa Party Pilipinas YES Fm!. Retrieved 08-12-2012
- Party Pilipinas In Love Duets - Dan Hill, Kyla, Glaiza, Jennylyn, Francheska etc. 01/06/11 YoStuff. Retrieved 06-01-2011
- Far East Movement member admits he fell in love with a Filipina Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 03-15-2011
- Party Pilipinas: Jay Park, bumisita sa Party Pilipinas GMA Network. Retrieved 08-12-2012
- Marian and Jay Park leads Party Pilipinas' Promdi Philippine Star. Retrieved 08-12-2012
- CMMA Winners for 2011 GMA News
- ‘Party Pilipinas’ put on probation over ‘lewd’ dance - from the Philippine Daily Inquirer
- PMPC Star Awards 2010 Metropolitan Manila
- PMPC Star Awards 2011 Winners Manila Paper
- Golden Screen TV Awards Winners
- GMA, humakot ng awards sa CMMA GMA News
- University of Mnindanap Student Survey Results Philippine Star