- TAPE Inc’s Noontime show Eat Bulaga is celebrating its 40th anniversary
- Host Joey De Leon thanked other networks for being a home for Eat Bulaga in the past years
- The show celebrated their 40th Anniversary at a barangay.
The longest Philippine TV variety noontime show Eat Bulaga is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
In celebration of the 40th year of the noontime show with their theme “Umulan man o umaraw, Bayanihan tayo sa tuwa’t saya,” they decided to celebrate their anniversary at a barangay.
Host Joey De Leon recalled how Eat Bulaga had a lot of stages they performed from in the years that have passed, to which fellow hosts Ryan Agoncillo, Ruby Rodriguez, Pia Guanio, and Wally Bayola mentioned Aliw Theater, Clark Centennial Expo on their 25th anniversary, MOA Arena, and the largest stage they had at Philippine Arena.
De Leon even published a poem in his July 14 column of The Philippine Star, entitled “We’re 40! Let’s Party” where he thanked not just the GMA Network, but other networks as well.
“Focus first sa PISTA NG APAT NA DEKADA!
Salamuch Channel 9, Kapuso, Kapamilya!
We are PARTY este, FORTY so let’s party na!”
With this, Vic Sotto highlighted that, “Ngayon lang kami nagsama-sama sa pinakamahalagang entablado sa puso namin: ang barangay!”
Eat Bulaga started on July 30, 1979, and is considered the longest-running noontime show in the country.
The show is now residing at the APT Studios along Cainta, Rizal but the show has changed homes several times in the past.
Eat Bulaga made ABS-CBN its home from 1989 to 1995, even staging the show from the Araneta Coliseum at times.
After ABS-CBN was able to create their own shows, Eat Bulaga went to GMA Network where it became the flagship noontime show of the network.