In an exclusive interview of Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) last October 6 at the Whitespace, Chino Roces Ave. Extension, Makati City; Eat Bulaga’s main host, Joey de Leon tearfully said that he was proud to launch their coffee table book entitled: Eat Bulaga! Ang Unang Tatlong Dekada (The First 3 Decades).
The manuscript chronicles the longest-running noon time show’s humble beginnings when it first aired at RPN-9 on July 30, 1979 and moved on to other TV networks (ABS-CBN and GMA- 7). Come what may, this most loved show never fails to entertain the masses six times a week without fail in all its 32 years.
Some chapters of the book are dedicated to former co-hosts Rio Diaz and Francis Magalona. De Leon even jokingly said that the late Apple’s Steve Jobs was coined to say, “Magpapahinga na ako. Ang tarantadong Tito, Vic, at Joey, ayaw pa!”
Vic Sotto or more well known by Pinoy masses as Bossing said, “Parang I feel like a historical figure right now. And with this book, matagal plinano… Parang what Ms. Fagar [Malou Choa Fagar, vice president of TAPE, Inc.] said kanina, parang it immortalizes the show. Na hindi naman sa pagyayabang, palagay ko, tama lang, being the longest-running show in the Philippines. And, ‘yong mga nagawa ng Eat Bulaga! sa entertainment, sa public service… I mean, it’s a whole package, e.”
The text was written by well known host, columnist, and critic: Butch Francisco and de Leon’s son, Joko helped in its conceptualization. You may order a copy of this much-talked-about book by visiting their website at http://www.eatbulaga.tv.