Party Pilipinas

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Party Pilipinas
Party Pilipinas Logo.jpg
Genre Variety show
Written by
  • Rommel Gacho
  • Real Florido
  • Yani Bautista
  • Haydee Bellen
  • Buboy Carreon
  • Stann Go
  • Irish Mangubat
  • Florence Rosini
  • Flow Ferrer
Directed by
  • Mark A. Reyes
  • Rico Gutierrez
  • Treb Monteras
  • Rommel Gacho
  • Louie Ignacio
Presented by
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes 160
Executive producer(s) Lui Cadag
Location(s) Studio 7, GMA Network Center, Quezon City, Philippines
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 150 minutes
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release March 28, 2010 (2010-03-28) – May 19, 2013 (2013-05-19)
External links

Party Pilipinas (lit. Party Philippines) is a Philippine television variety show broadcast by GMA Network. Hosted by Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Jaya and Janno Gibbs, it premiered on March 28, 2010 replacing SOP[1] and worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV. The show concluded on May 19, 2013 with a total of 160 episodes. It was replaced by Sunday All Stars on its timeslot. [2][3][4]

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.

A lineup of musical directors alternate every week - Raul Mitra, Tats Faustino, Mark Lopez, and Mon Faustino.


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.[5]


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.[6] 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.[6] The show premiered on March 28, 2010 replacing the defunct SOP, a former Sunday afternoon party of the same timeslot.[1][7] After 13 years of airing, the former show bid goodbye due to low ratings against the rival show in ABS-CBN, ASAP.[8][9] 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!" [10]

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.[6][10] In addition, former ASAP performers Rachelle Ann Go and Mark Bautista, both Viva artists also joined the show.[11][12]

Louie Ignacio left the show after April 25 episode, due to unknown reason[13] 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.[14]

On June 20, the program created a history in Philippine TV history as it became the first show to air in 3D.[15][16][17]

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.[18] Velasquez also had her pre-nuptial message and confirmation of pregnancy in the show.[19][20] PBA player Rich Alvarez and R&B Princess Kyla made known their wedding engagement also in the show during February 13, 2011 episode.[21][22] 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.[23]

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.[24][25][26] The anniversary episode also included the launch of GMA's Summer Station ID for 2011, "Halo-Halo Ang Summer Saya".[27]

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.[28]

Party Pilipinas became also a home to international guests including U-KISS (March 28, 2010, June 13, 2010),[29][30] Jason Derulo (July 25, 2010),[31] Dan Hill (February 6, 2011),[32] Far East Movement (March 13, 2011),[33] Chauncey Black of Blackstreet (January 29, 2012) and Jay Park (May 6, 2012).[34][35]

In 2011, the show received its first award at Catholic Mass Media Awards as Best Entertainment Program, and September 2011, former Pinoy Dream Academy finalist Irish Fullerton performed for the firsttime on the show as part of her debut on GMA Network from additional to the group. [36]

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.[37]

On March 24, 2013, former ASAP co-host and performer 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 co-hosts and performers Rachelle Ann Go, also his former girlfriend, and Mark Bautista, a good friend of his, with former Pilipinas Got Talent finalist singer Sherwin Baguion, and former Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010 finalist Fretzie Bercede while additional to the group.[38][39]

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 Pavillon, Metropolitan Park, Roxas Boulevard; and Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City.[40] 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 .[41]


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.

Final cast[edit]

Co-hosts and performers[edit]

Former co-hosts / performers[edit]


Weekly themes[edit]

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.


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Party Pilipinas earned a 15.5% rating.[42] While the final episode scored a 10.9% rating.[43]


Year Awards Category Result
2010 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Musical Variety Show[44] Nominated
2011 Best Musical Variety Show[45] Nominated
Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Musical Program[46] Nominated
Catholic Mass Media Awards Best Entertainment Program[47] Won
2012 University of Mindanao Student Survey Best Variety Show[48] 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


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  5. ^ Party Pilipinas to rock the house GMA Network.
  6. ^ a b c Party Pilipinas replaces SOP
  7. ^ ‘SOP’ bids goodbye on Sunday Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2 June 2012
  8. ^ Sop bids farewell with an unforgettable concert Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 8 December 2012
  9. ^ The final S.O.P. concert party Retrieved 28 February 2012
  10. ^ a b PEP: Party Pilipinas off to a rousing start GMA Network. Retrieved 8 December 2012
  11. ^ Mark Bautista, now a GMA Artist
  12. ^ Rachelle Ann Go, officially a Party Pilipinas performer
  13. ^ Louie Ignacio resigns as director of Party Pilipinas
  14. ^ Former Party Pilipinas director Louie Ignacio clears the name of Regine Velasquez Retrieved 5 May 2010
  15. ^ Party Pilipinas airs on 3D
  16. ^ Party Pilipinas, gumawa ng kasaysayan sa TV Industry iGMA
  17. ^ VIDEO: 24 Oras GMA Network. Retrieved 8 December 2012
  18. ^ Ogie Alcasid-Regine Velasquez engagement
  19. ^ Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez getting married this year, possibly on December 22 Retrieved 8 December 2012
  20. ^ Regine Velasquez confirms pregnancy
  21. ^ Singer Kyla is now engaged to PBA player Rich Alvarez Retrieved 2 October 2011
  22. ^ Kyla is engaged to cager Rich Alvarez ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2 October 2011
  23. ^ Jolina Magdangal and Mark Escueta now engaged
  24. ^ Party Pilipinas celebrates 1st anniversary on March 27 GMA Network. Retrieved 8 December 2012
  25. ^ Party Pilipinas celebrates 1st anniversary in four destinations nationwide Retrieved 8 December 2012
  26. ^ Party Pilipinas marks its 1st Anniversary Yahoo! Philippines. Retrieved 8 December 2012
  27. ^ Party Pilipinas celebrates anniversary
  28. ^ Sampedro, permanent vacation from party P. Manila Bulletin.
  29. ^ GMA News: UKISS in Manila
  30. ^ Philippine Entertainment Portal Retrieved 6 July 2011.
  31. ^ Jason Derulo nag-perform sa Party Pilipinas Archived 16 April 2013 at YES Fm!. Retrieved 8 December 2012
  32. ^ Party Pilipinas In Love Duets - Dan Hill, Kyla, Glaiza, Jennylyn, Francheska etc. 01/06/11 YoStuff. Retrieved 6 January 2011
  33. ^ Far East Movement member admits he fell in love with a Filipina Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 15 March 2011
  34. ^ Party Pilipinas: Jay Park, bumisita sa Party Pilipinas GMA Network. Retrieved 8 December 2012
  35. ^ Marian and Jay Park leads Party Pilipinas' Promdi Philippine Star. Retrieved 8 December 2012
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  37. ^ ‘Party Pilipinas’ put on probation over ‘lewd’ dance - from the Philippine Daily Inquirer
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  45. ^ PMPC Star Awards 2011 Winners Manila Paper
  46. ^ Golden Screen TV Awards Winners
  47. ^ GMA, humakot ng awards sa CMMA GMA News
  48. ^ University of Mnindanap Student Survey Results Philippine Star