There’s not one Filipino who hasn’t heard of Eat Bulaga, the longest running noontime variety-game show in the Philippines. I practically grew up with this show– daydreamed about joining the “Little Miss Philippines” contest, picked up the latest “knock-knock” jokes, patiently waited for the “Dobe Kara” segment, and always looked forward to the “Super SiReyna” candidates. As a little girl, watching and getting entertained by this program made eating vegetables at lunch more tolerable. Even when I became busier as a working adult, I would still catch a Saturday episode whenever I can only to guess the “Pinoy Henyo” words of the day.
As if being a staple in the Filipino lives for over 30 years is not yet enough achievement, Eat Bulaga has added another feather on its cap. For the first time in the Philippine television history, a local TV program is franchised by a network in another country. Surya Citra Televisi or SCTV in Indonesia has recently acquired franchise of Eat Bulaga, definitely a milestone we Filipinos should be proud of.
As EB Philippines celebrated its 33rd anniversary last Saturday, we had the privilege of watching EAT BULAGA INDONESIA live at the Studio Penta SCTV. The Filipino community here in Indonesia was invited by SCTV’s Marketing Creative Services Advisor, Gerry Guzman. Yes folks, he is a Pinoy! Woot-woot!!!
Salamat Eat Bulaga, Terima kasih SCTV sa isang libo’t isang tuwa (one thousand and one fun). Now I can truly say that Indonesia is indeed my second home.