Party Pilipinas

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Party Pilipinas
Party Pilipinas Logo.jpg
Party Pilipinas title card used from 2010
Genre Musical 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 Various
Starring see Performers
Country of origin Philippines
No. of episodes 160
Executive producer(s) Lui Cadag
Running time 2 hours and 50 minutes
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Original network GMA Network
Picture format NTSC 480i
Original release 28 March 2010 (2010-03-28) – 19 May 2013 (2013-05-19)
Preceded by SOP (2 February 1997 – 28 February 2010)
Followed by Sunday All Stars (16 June 2013 – 2 August 2015)
External links

Party Pilipinas (English: "Party Philippines") was a Sunday Philippine music variety show produced by GMA Network. The show premiered on 28 March 2010, replacing the defunct SOP Fully Charged.[1] 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.

A lineup of the country's best musical directors alternate every week - Raul Mitra, Tats Faustino, Mark Lopez, and Mon Faustino.

The show ended on 19 May 2013. Encore episodes were aired once again for four weeks until 16 June 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. [2][3][4]


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 28 March 2010 replacing the defunct SOP Fully Charged, 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 25 April episode, due to unknown reason[13] It was temporarily directed by Rommel Gacho from 2 May to the 23 May episode. Soon after, two directors replaced Ignacio, namely Mark A. Reyes and Rico Gutierrez.[14]

On 20 June, 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 8 August 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 13 February 2011 episode.[21][22] On 28 October 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 6 June 2011 episode.[23]

The show celebrated its one-year anniversary on 27 March 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 17 April to 15 May 2011, GB Sampedro alongside Mark A. Reyes headed the show. Sampedro replaced Gutierrez because the latter had resigned from co-directing the show. On 24 July 2011 Treb Monteras replaced Sampedro from directing the show.[28]

Party Pilipinas became also a home to international guests including U-KISS (28 March 2010, 13 June 2010),[29][30] Jason Derulo (25 July 2010),[31] Dan Hill (6 February 2011),[32] Far East Movement (13 March 2011),[33] Chauncey Black of Blackstreet (29 January 2012) and Jay Park (6 May 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 17 June 2012, Direk Rico Gutierrez returned to direct Party Pilipinas Team B, starting with Party Pilipinas: Believe episode.

On 8 February 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 24 March 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 13 May 2013, Monday .[41]


On 19 May 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]

Main hosts[edit]

Co-hosts and performers[edit]

Previous 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.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award/Critics Category Result
2010 PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Musical Variety Show [42] Nominated
2011 Best Musical Variety Show[43] Nominated
Golden Screen TV Awards Outstanding Musical Program[44] Nominated
Catholic Mass Media Awards Best Entertainment Program[45] Won
2012 University of Mindanao Student Survey Best Variety Show[46] 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[edit]

  • GMA Studio 7 (2010–2013)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Ogie Alcasid confirms SOP will air final episode on Feb. 28 GMA News.
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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 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
  36. ^ CMMA Winners for 2011 GMA News
  37. ^ ‘Party Pilipinas’ put on probation over ‘lewd’ dance - from the Philippine Daily Inquirer
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  42. ^ PMPC Star Awards 2010 Metropolitan Manila
  43. ^ PMPC Star Awards 2011 Winners Manila Paper
  44. ^ Golden Screen TV Awards Winners
  45. ^ GMA, humakot ng awards sa CMMA GMA News
  46. ^ University of Mnindanap Student Survey Results Philippine Star