The Jalosjos family’s camp denied that they plan to end Eat Bulaga on July 29 to cut their losses.
In a statement, Atty. Maggie Garduque, the lawyer of TAPE Inc., said that they do not see any reason for the company to close down the longest-running noontime show despite struggling to surpass the ratings of their closest competitor E.A.T last July 1.
However, they’re confident that they will get a higher rating in the future.
“We do not contest that on July 1, mababa ang rating of ‘Eat Bulaga’ because of the anticipation of people on the launch of new shows, but thereafter, makikita na tumataas na ulit ang ratings nito,” said Garduque.
They also believed that Eat Bulaga was performing well despite the controversies and criticisms they were receiving from TVJ fans.
“‘Eat Bulaga’ segments are doing great, lalo na yung segment ni Yorme [Isko Moreno] and Buboy [Villar],” she stated.
They said they would never stop Eat Bulaga as long as people watched it.
“Ang ‘Eat Bulaga’ ay para sa tao at hanggang maraming manonood, ang tumatangkilik, patuloy ang ‘Eat Bulaga’ sa pagbibigay ng saya at tulong sa mga kababayan natin,” she said.
It can be recalled that veteran columnist Cristy Fermin urged TAPE Inc. to deny the rumors.
“Negosyante ka. Kunwari alam mo ang pasok at labas ng iyong ROI, di ba ‘yung return of investment. Kapag alam mo na iyong isinusugal mo sa isang negosyo ay hindi compensated ng pumapasok, isasakripisyo mo iyan e. Dun ka sa kumikita. Walang negosyante na nagnegosyo para lang magpatalo,” Cristy stated.