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'Tahanang Pinakamasaya': TAPE drops 'Eat Bulaga' name for noontime show

MANILA, Philippines, January 9 ------ The noontime variety show of Television and Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE) on GMA Network, currently hosted by Paolo Contis and Isko Moreno, has dropped the "Eat Bulaga" name and now goes by "Tahanang Pinakamasaya." 


The change comes a day after the Marikina Regional Trial Court favored the hosting trio of Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon collectively known as TVJ as the originators of the "Eat Bulaga" trademark, and called on TAPE to stop using the "Eat Bulaga" name. The January 6 episode of "Tahanang Pinakamasaya" began with Moreno acknowledging the court decision and that the network would follow suit even as TAPE plans to file an appeal. "Pero, fresh episode tayo mula ngayon! Laging good vibes lang at love, love, love dahil ang mahalaga, hangga’t nandiyan po kayo, kami ni Paolo [Contis] at ang aming mga kasama dito sa 'Tahanang Pinakamasaya,' tuluy-tuloy ang tulong at saya at sorpresa, all unli-sorpresa," Moreno said.  Behind Moreno and Contis were audience members holding up balloons and banners in support of Contis, Alexa Miro, and twins Cassy and Mavy Legaspi, who were celebrating their 23rd birthday. One banner in particular read, "We stand with TAPE," using the production company's logo. Contis, Moreno and all their co-hosts were careful not to mention "Eat Bulaga" or even show any of its logos during the episode. 


TAPE's Facebook page has also changed its cover photo with the image of the title card that reads: "Tahanang Pinakamasaya."  




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