Television and Production Exponents (TAPE) Inc. was reportedly planning to reduce the number of their daily hosts on Eat Bulaga as part of their cost-cutting measures.
According to the report released by Abante, TAPE was planning to have an alternate schedule for all its hosts to avoid removing any of them from the show.
TAPE was reportedly only planning to give regular schedule for Paolo Contis and Isko Moreno who would stay from Monday to Saturday.
There were also rumors that the rescheduling was part of TAPE’s decision because some of their hosts were planning to be part of other projects by GMA Network.
Critics of Eat Bulaga believed that the show was already facing financial difficulties as they were allegedly not receiving enough advertisers to fund their program, which was denied by TAPE’s camp.
On the other side, supporters of TAPE believed that it was only standard for some businesses to take cost-cutting measures to maximize their profit without losing their talents.
They pointed out that even the Eat Bulaga during the time of Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon was also rescheduling some of their hosts.
Meanwhile, Eat Bulaga’s number one competitor, E.A.T introduced Atasha Mulach as one of their new hosts.
As of writing, TAPE has yet to confirm the reports.