In the midst of the transition to the next era and the introduction of brand-new hosts on the long-running noontime show, ‘Eat Bulaga’, internet personality Jako de Leon took to Twitter to voice his unwavering support for the show’s previous hosts.
As the internet buzzes with comments and opinions about the new hosts, both the newcomers and the show itself have faced criticism and backlash.
On June 5, the new ‘Eat Bulaga’ unveiled its fresh lineup of hosts, guests, and segments, prompting Jako de Leon, the son of Joey de Leon, to share his thoughts on Twitter.
In a now-deleted tweet, De Leon emphasized the importance of principles, loyalty, honor, and virtue, implying that these qualities matter more than anything else. He then requested the new hosts to refrain from shedding crocodile tears and offering insincere sentiments towards the show and its fans.
“End of the day, principles, loyalty, honor, & virtue hopefully are qualities that still matter. “
“And for all the ‘new’ hosts. Please, I’d appreciate it if you spare us the crocodile tears and pseudo-sentiments towards the show and the fans,” de Leon said.
While expressing his support for the previous hosts, de Leon also celebrated Philippine Heritage Month. He shared some fascinating history and trivia about the iconic “longest-running noontime show” and highlighted the contributions, laughter, and help that TVJ had brought to the program throughout the years.
It’s Philippines Heritage Month 🇵🇭 Just a few history trivia for you guys.
Eat Bulaga is the longest-running top-rating noontime variety show (and one of the longest running tv shows in general – shout out to Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko, Jesus Miracle Crusade, and The World Tonight) 🙏🏻
— Jako de Leon (@jakodeleon) June 4, 2023
Injecting humor into the discussion, de Leon playfully posted on June 5, referring to an “invisible” person in ‘Eat Bulaga’ history who holds great significance and is mentioned in the same breath as TVJ. Accompanied by pictures of TVJ and American actor and wrestler John Cena, de Leon added the hashtag #hustleloyaltyrespect.
“The only ‘invisible’ person in Bulaga history to matter so much that he’s mentioned in the same breath as TVJ. #hustleloyaltyrespect” de Leon posted.
Continuing to display his love and support, de Leon flooded his Twitter feed with numerous tweets dedicated to the previous hosts and guests of ‘Eat Bulaga’ who recently parted ways with TAPE Inc., the production company behind the show.
As news of TVJ’s departure spread, the previous and upcoming hosts became hot topics online. Speculation about the previous hosts moving to TV5 has been circulating. However, in a telephone interview with the Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP.ph), Tito Sotto mentioned that their transfer to TV5 is not yet a “done deal.”
Amidst the ongoing discussions and uncertainties, fans eagerly await the next project featuring TVJ and the other hosts. They anticipate their return to the television screen.