Celebrities Mourn as “Eat Bulaga” Bids Farewell to TAPE, Inc.: A New Chapter Begins


Celebrities associated with the long-running noontime show “Eat Bulaga” have expressed their lamentation following the announcement of the show’s departure from blocktimer production company TAPE, Inc. Among those who shared their sentiments were hosts Maine Mendoza and Pauleen Luna-Sotto.

During the May 31 episode, mainstay hosts Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon informed viewers that “Eat Bulaga” would be cutting ties with TAPE. However, it remains unclear whether this signifies the show’s final episode.

Maine Mendoza took to her personal Instagram page to express her gratitude to the show. She shared cherished memories, including glimpses of the hosts’ microphone stands. Mendoza’s heartfelt post touched the hearts of fans who have been following her journey on “Eat Bulaga.”

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Pauleen Luna-Sotto, on the other hand, uploaded a clip on Instagram featuring her husband Vic, along with Tito and Joey, as they made the announcement about the show’s departure from the production company. The clip garnered attention and support from fans who expressed their sadness over the news.

Ruru Madrid, known for his role in “The Write One,” had made multiple appearances as a guest host on “Eat Bulaga.” Madrid took to Twitter to show his love for the show, expressing boundless gratitude to the “Dabarkads,” the collective term for loyal “Eat Bulaga” fans.

Miss Universe Philippines 2014, MJ Lastimosa, who had also guest-hosted on “Eat Bulaga,” shared her love for the noontime show on Twitter. Her heartfelt message resonated with fans who appreciate her genuine connection with the program.

Ice Seguerra, who initially appeared on “Eat Bulaga” as a contestant in the “Little Miss Philippines” segment, shared a mix of emotions on Instagram following the show’s temporary departure. Seguerra expressed sadness over the situation and the lack of respect but also found solace in the hosts’ newfound freedom. Despite the current circumstances, Seguerra remained optimistic, believing that the hosts would overcome this challenge and that brighter days were ahead.

Seguerra emphasized that the future of the program did not concern him, as “Eat Bulaga” would remain strong regardless of the network it airs on. He reassured fans that the show would soar to new heights, encouraging them to stay united as “Dabarkads.”

The announcement from the three mainstay hosts came after weeks of speculation about internal issues within “Eat Bulaga” and TAPE, Inc. Former senator Tito Sotto hinted at these problems during an interview with showbiz columnist Cristy Fermin. While the details remain undisclosed, the departure from TAPE marks a significant turning point for the beloved show.

As the “Eat Bulaga” family faces this new chapter, the support and love from celebrities and fans alike serve as a reminder of the show’s impact and enduring legacy. The shared memories and heartfelt messages reflect the deep connection formed between the hosts, guests, and viewers throughout the years. Though the future may be uncertain, the resilience and spirit of “Eat Bulaga” continue to shine, inspiring hope for a brighter tomorrow.

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