There’s not one Filipino who hasn’t heard of Eat Bulaga, the longest running noontime variety-game show in the Philippines.
The longest running Philippine noontime show is also the longest running Philippine-produced TV show. TAPE Inc.'s "Eat Bulaga" remains undisputed not only in terms of ratings but also in terms of consistency. Yesterday, the TVJ-led noontime show celebrated its 33rd anniversary.
It's a different "Eat Bulaga" episode yesterday for they celebrated its 33rd anniversary without commercial breaks. Gary Valenciano, Marian Rivera, Lovi Poe and other guests performed along with "Eat Bulaga" mainstay.
Its three decades of reign in the airwaves is witness to several changes in Philippine governance, fashion, media and showbiz trends. Since its inception in July 30, 1979, there had been a lot of other shows from the competing networks that had tried to nab its place from the top spot. And for the first time in the Philippine television history, a local TV program is franchised by a network in another country.