Amid the rumored internal issue and the power struggle between Eat Bulaga officials, it was confirmed that the new chairman of Television and Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE Inc.) would be Romeo “Kuya Jon” Jalosjos Jr., the son of former congressman Romeo Jalosjos Sr.
Jalosjos Jr., the representative of Zamboanga del Norte’s first district, was spotted meeting with his cousin Lucena City councilor Baste Brizuela.
“Courtesy call with my big brother, cousin, and the new Chairman of TAPE Inc. The production group of Tito, Vic, and Joey. Eat Bulaga – Congressman Romeo “Kuya Jon” Jalosjos. Jr.” Brizuela wrote.
TAPE Inc has produced Eat Bulaga since 1979 and was founded by Jalosjos Sr. with Tony Tuviera, Vic Sotto, Tito Sotto and Joey de Leon.
With Jalosjos Jr. taking the helm of his father’s production company, it’s unknown whether the rumored power struggle between Jalosjos Sr. and Tuviera would finally end or worsen.
It can be recalled that Jalosjos Sr. allegedly wanted Tuviera to be ousted from the noontime show despite the support being received by the latter from other Eat Bulaga hosts, including the TVJ trio.
As of writing, none of the Tape Inc. officials released a statement over the possible rebranding of Eat Bulaga.