Talent manager and showbiz reporter Ogie Diaz discussed the issue being faced by Television and Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE Inc.) and the rumours circulating about the possible closure of Eat Bulaga on July 29.
According to one of Ogie’s co-hosts Mama Loi, they heard about the possible legal actions being planned by TAPE Inc. against the individuals spreading false information about Eat Bulaga, especially since those kinds of rumours might affect the decision of some sponsors.
“Baka daw mag-take sila ng legal action doon sa mga nagpapakalat ng balita na ganoon,” said Loi. “Kasi syempre maapektuhan ang image ng show doon sa pagkakaroon ng agam-agam ng mga advertisers,”
It can be recalled that veteran columnist Cristy Fermin made several claims about the status of Eat Bulaga, including the possible closure of Eat Bulaga on July 29.
She also claimed that Eat Bulaga was losing money already because of some advertisers who were already losing their confidence in the state of the show.
However, TAPE Inc’s legal counsel, Atty. Maggie Garduque already said that there was no reason for Eat Bulaga to close on July 29.
“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,” the lawyer said.
Eat Bulaga also surpassed E.A.T in ratings in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, a sign that people were still watching the Kapuso noontime show despite losing its original hosts.