In a heartfelt livestream on "Eat Bulaga's" YouTube channel, Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon announced their departure from TAPE Inc., marking the end of their 44-year journey on the iconic noontime show. The emotional trio reminisced about their remarkable tenure on "Eat Bulaga" and expressed gratitude to the networks that housed them throughout the years. This article explores the significance of their departure, their expressions of gratitude, and the impact of their departure on the future of "Eat Bulaga."

Tito, Vic, and Joey Bid Farewell to TAPE Inc.: A New Chapter Begins.
Image: Eat Bulaga's YouTube channel

The Farewell Announcement

During the livestream, Tito Sotto revealed that they were not allowed to go live by the new management of TAPE Inc., preventing them from airing the show as planned. Reflecting on their journey, Joey de Leon recalled the show's inception on July 30, 1979, and expressed profound gratitude to the networks that became their homes, namely RPN 9 for nine years, ABS-CBN for six years, and GMA for 28 years.

Expressions of Gratitude

Vic Sotto expressed gratitude towards the advertisers and viewers who have supported "Eat Bulaga" for over four decades. The trio also thanked former TAPE Inc. CEO Tony Tuviera for his trust and friendship. Tito Sotto, speaking on behalf of the group, extended their appreciation to the loyal "dabarkads" (fans) and the viewers who made the program a part of their daily lives. They acknowledged the support from their fans from Batanes to Jolo and expressed gratitude to the Almighty for never abandoning them.

A Peaceful Departure and Mutual Respect

Tito Sotto emphasized their desire for peaceful work, ensuring no one is disadvantaged, and maintaining respect among all parties. The trio aimed to conclude their tenure at TAPE Inc. amicably and looked forward to embarking on a new chapter. As of May 31, 2023, Tito, Vic, and Joey bid farewell to TAPE Inc., expressing immense gratitude for being able to bring joy to people's lives. They closed with a heartfelt message, stating that wherever destiny takes them, the spirit of celebration and joy will continue.

Implications for "Eat Bulaga"

Tito, Vic, and Joey's departure from TAPE Inc. undoubtedly marks a significant transition for "Eat Bulaga." The trio has been an integral part of the show's success, bringing laughter and entertainment to audiences for over four decades. As they embark on new endeavors, their absence will be felt by both the production team and the loyal fan base. The departure raises questions about the future direction of "Eat Bulaga" and who will fill the void left by these legendary entertainers.


Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon's announcement of their departure from TAPE Inc. signifies the end of an era for "Eat Bulaga." Their emotional livestream highlighted the cherished memories and expressed gratitude to the networks, fans, and former CEO Tony Tuviera. As Tito, Vic, and Joey embrace new opportunities, their departure leaves a void in the noontime show, sparking curiosity about the future direction of "Eat Bulaga." Despite bidding farewell to TAPE Inc., the trio's enduring legacy of joy and celebration will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.

Disclaimer: This article does not provide any official statements or future plans regarding the individuals mentioned or the show "Eat Bulaga." It is based solely on the information available at the time of writing.



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