GMA Network released a statement after the legendary trio of Eat Bulaga, Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon decided to leave Television and Production Exponents (TAPE) Inc.
In their official statement, GMA is still hoping that the issue would still be resolved between TAPE and Eat Bulaga Dabarkds which started when the Jalosjos family planned to remove Tony Tuviera from the production staff of the show.
They also clarified that they still have a ‘block time agreement’ with TAPE until the end of 2024.
“We are saddened by today’s unexpected turn of events with regard to Eat Bulaga. GMA has been the home of Eat Bulaga for many years and we still have a block time agreement with TAPE until the end of 2024 for the noontime slow. Together with the Filipino fans, we pray for a smooth and swift resolution of their issues.” the statement reads.
While fans are still hoping that TVJ would stay as Kapuso, a report from Bilyonaryo said otherwise.
According to the report, TVJ was disappointed by GMA Network for allegedly siding with TAPE over the issue.
“TVJ feels bad by Gozon’s decision to favor Jalosjos, as management should ideally remain neutral in what are essentially internal matters. GMA knows it has a lot to lose if the trio decides to abandon Eat Bulaga which is part of its core programming. Not only will GMA have a big hole to fill in the noontime slot, but one of its rival TV networks will inadvertently get a boost by getting TVJ,” according to the report.
Tito confirmed that they’re already receiving offers from other networks.