Television and Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE Inc.) executives were happy that the televiewers were still watching their rebranded noontime show, Eat Bulaga.
In an interview on July 8, 2023, after the contract signing between TAPE Inc. and Eat Bulaga talents Paolo Contis and Isko Moreno, Atty. Maggie Garduque said they already made several actions to ‘professionalize’ their employees.
It can be recalled that some Eat Bulaga hosts who left TAPE Inc. last May 31, claimed that they didn’t sign any contract with the production company despite being part of the noontime show for years.
“With the directive of our President and CEO Romy Jalosjos, we are starting to professionalize everything also like doing contract-signing with employees and talents as this does not only benefit the company but more so the talents and employees who will be secured of the terms and conditions of their engagements.” the lawyer said.
Garduque also said that Jalosjos was happy with the performance of Eat Bulaga despite its controversies.
Aside from Contis and Moreno, other hosts of Eat Bulaga were also set to sign a long-term contract with TAPE Inc.
“Masaya naman si EB President and CEO Romy Jalosjos sa EB hosts at sa development sa show.” she said.
“Masaya ang show and the rating would speak for itself… This is a testament that people like the show. Thus, apt for the execution of long-term contract with the hosts, simula kina Yorme at Paolo, at sa susunod na linggo, ang iba pang hosts,” she added.
Eat Bulaga maintained a decent rating this week despite having two competitors, E.A.T and It’s Showtime.
The contract signing happened amid the rumors that Eat Bulaga was set to end on July 29.
However, TAPE Inc. already denied the rumors, saying that there’s no reason for them to stop the show.