THIS MONDAY, March 6, will have two jolting events.
Aside from the start of a week-long nationwide jeepney strike in protest against the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program, it looks like the country’s longest-running noontime show “Eat Bulaga” may not be aired live.
More than the surprise which is the rough English translation of the Tagalog word Bulaga, the variety show which has run for 43 long years with over 13,000 episodes is now experiencing some kind of “shock and awe operations” with rumors that it will undergo some rebranding.
According to our ever-reliable Wikipedia, “shock and awe” (technically known as rapid dominance) is a military strategy based on the use of overwhelming power and spectacular displays of force to paralyze the enemy’s perception of the battlefield and destroy their will to fight.
This was the apprehension of many fans of Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon, popularly known as TVJ, if they will be unceremoniously kicked out from the show following the assumption of the new management of its producer Television and Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE Inc.)
Former Congressman Romeo Jalosjos reportedly wants to kick out “the TVJ” whose loyalty belongs to Tony Tuviera, erstwhile partner of the controversial solon who owns the posh beach resort Dakak.
TAPE Inc. now has a new chairman and that is no other than the former lawmaker’s son Romeo “Kuya Jon” Jalosjos Jr. who is also the incumbent representative of Zamboanga del Norte’s first district.
After his bruising defeat in the 2022 vice-presidential race, Tito Sotto obviously has no more political clout.
This could be the perfect timing that the Jalosjos family had been waiting for.
Another supposed rumor that has been swirling is that Jalosjos wants Maine Mendoza replaced with his own daughter, Soraya Jalosjos.
And TVJ will be replaced by Willie Revillame.
If this happens, “Eat Bulaga” may really be rebranded as “Wow Bulaga”!
But wait, reliable sources said the Jalosjos political dynasty is close to the Villars.
This whole thing may have a political subterfuge aiming for 2028.
Si Mark, tahimik lang.