Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, and the other cast of Eat Bulaga couldn’t hide their happiness after they finally gained the freedom to use the title of the longest-running noontime show after several months of legal battle.
On the December 6 episode of their show, TVJ finally used the Eat Bulaga title and even performed its original theme song.
After the performance, the legendary trio addressed their fans and thanked them for their support.
“Maraming salamat sa Panginoong Diyos dahil nakamit na namin ang aming ipinapanalangin,” said Tito.
They also explained the decision of the Marikina RTC against TAPE Inc. and GMA Network, which forbade them from using the Eat Bulaga title.
“Ibig sabihin din po niyan e nanalo po tayo. Tayo po ay sumunod sa batas at kumapit sa katotohanan,” said Vic. “Isa lang po ang sinasabi ng bata at mga manonood, isa lang ang pwedeng tawaging Eat Bulaga,”
“Isa lang ang pwedeng tawaging Eat Bulaga at ‘yun ay ang Eat Bulaga sa TV5,” he added.
The teary-eyed ‘bossing,’ also thanked all the hosts, staff, and advertisers who supported them.
“Eto ay hindi lamang laban para sa pamagat o title, ito po ay laban sa programang minahal namin at minahal ninyong lahat,” he said.
Vic also added that other programs could still bring happiness to their viewers legally and peacefully.