ASAP (variety show)

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ASAP (logo 2016).jpg
Genre Musical, Variety Show
Created by ABS-CBN Entertainment Group
Directed by Johnny Manahan
Starring Martin Nievera
Gary Valenciano
Zsa Zsa Padilla
Vina Morales
Sarah Geronimo
Piolo Pascual
Toni Gonzaga
Bamboo and the rest of ASAP Kapamilya
Opening theme "ASAP Let's Celebrate" by ASAP artists
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of episodes 1,093 (as of January 24, 2016)
Executive producer(s) Marvi Gelito
Apple Salas
Location(s) Studio 10, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Center, Diliman, Quezon City
Camera setup Multi-camera setup
Running time 2 hours (including commercials)
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i (SDTV) (1995-2015)
1080i (HDTV) (2015-present)
Audio format Mono
Original release February 5, 1995 – present
Preceded by Sa Linggo nAPO Sila
(January 28, 1990- January 29, 1995)

ASAP (All-Star Sunday Afternoon Party) is the longest-running musical variety show in the Philippines shown on ABS-CBN. It is mainly presented by some of the country's top performers namely Martin Nievera, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Vina Morales, Gary Valenciano, Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga, Bamboo and Sarah Geronimo. The show is also seen worldwide through the subscription-based global TV channel The Filipino Channel. The show has been shown every Sunday since its pilot episode on February 5, 1995 surpassing GMA Supershow's record of nearly two decades. ASAP is the first live entertainment program in the Philippines to be broadcast in true high-definition picture, the other being a sports program.


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 were tapped as main hosts for the show. The cast of "Pare Ko" (Claudine Barretto, Victor Neri, Jolina Magdangal, Roselle Nava, Gio Alvarez, Jao Mapa, Nikka Valencia) 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 SOP hosts Vina Morales & Mo Twister also joined the show.

The show originally had their own theme song, Hot na Hot sa ASAP in 1995. In the show's 2nd anniversary, another theme song was released, Better Than Ever. 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 Crawford, joined ASAP in 2008.[1]

On January 8, 2010, the show was relaunched as ASAP XV to mark its fifteenth 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 at GMA Network (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 contract with GMA, their network for almost eleven years. In addition, ASAP Dance Goddess Sarah Lahbati also performed regularly on her remarkable fierce and sizzling sexy dance moves who is also one of Kapuso turned Kapamilya after 5 years.[2] In 2015, they had a tough ratings battle with GMA's new noontime show Sunday PinaSaya showcasing comedy skits than musical numbers. The show made some additional segments on their show like a short skit and games with Kapamilya stars. Its host Martin Nievera clarified his reaction saying he believes these changes in the format of the show are a way to “satisfy many markets with dignity and class.” However, the management cut its running-length to 2 hours, when its comedy gag show Banana Split was transferred to Sunday as "Banana Sundae" in early November 2015. In early December 2015, Elmo Magalona, son of Philippine King of Rap Francis Magalona, transferred to ABS-CBN and joined ASAP after 6 years in GMA Network. As a part of their 20th anniversary, a theme song ASAP Let's Celebrate was sung by the ASAP Stars as well as a new logo (different font and concept just as the font that started in ASAP '06). On January 3, 2016, for the first time in 13 years, the show retained the title ASAP alone.

On January 10, 2016, just with Sunday Pinasaya on GMA Network, the show was tributed to German Moreno by singing the song called "Send in the Clowns" by Marvin Nievera, Zsa Zsa Padilla, and other host. The song that sang by the host is reference to German Moreno's portrayal in Payaso in 1986.


Main hosts[edit]

Co-hosts and Performers[edit]

Since 1990s[edit]

Since 2000s[edit]

Since 2010s[edit]



  • ASAP LSS (Love Songs & Stories)
  • ASAP Kara-Okey
  • ASAP Full Circle
  • Supahdance
  • T-Zone
  • I Love OPM
  • IG
  • ASAP Sessions
  • Champions Face-off
  • One Lucky Day


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]
  • ASAP Remix- A "throwback" spin-off musical variety show aired on cable channel Jeepney TV every Sunday midnight, just hours before the latest ASAP episode that will air on ABS-CBN. It features selected memorable production numbers featuring the entire ASAP cast with special guests for the past 20 years.


  • 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
2015 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Variety Show Won


See also[edit]


  1. ^ ASAP Program History retrieved via 1-8-2010
  2. ^ "Google". Retrieved 2015-12-06. 
  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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