Popular Filipino Pediatrician Dr. Richard Mata believed that it would be better for Television and Production Exponents Incorporated (TAPE Inc.) to stop claiming the title ‘Eat Bulaga.’
Amid the major legal victories Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon gained, Dr. Richard’s statement on June 6 went viral again.
The statement was about his opinion about the trademark and copyright rivalry between TAPE Inc. and the newly established TVJ Productions.
According to him, the title of a show doesn’t define its success, and TAPE would still get fans as long as they picked their hosts properly.
He believed it would be more difficult for the new hosts, including Paolo Contis and Isko Moreno, to carry the show because of its title.
“If magagaling talaga ang new hosts ng new Eat Bulaga, then better let go of the title Eat Bulaga and let them create their own success,” said the doctor. “May sentimental value na yang EB. Mas mahihirapan silang magpatawa,”
“The success of a noontime show depends on the hosts and not the title of the show,” he added.
Currently, TAPE already followed the ruling of the court, which forbade them to use the Eat Bulaga title.
They decided to change the title of their noontime show to ‘Tahanang Pinakamasaya.’