TAPE, Inc. has released a public statement a day after the departure of Eat Bulaga! hosts and staff members.
Production company TAPE Inc., which produced the longest-running noontime show in the Philippines, stressed its commitment to "provide quality entertainment" to the public through a statement released on June 1.
"We are happy for the full support of GMA 7 in making Eat Bulaga bigger, to bring more fun and excitement to every Filipino. We want to assure the public and the supporters of the show through its segments that we are committed to provide quality entertainment," they wrote.
They continued that the turn of events was "unfortunate" yet said that they still "have a duty" to fulfill for every Filipino.
"Abangan ninyo ang mga bagong magpapasaya at magpapatibok ng ating mga puso. Aasahan ninyo ang mas masaya, mas nakakaaliw at HIGIT PA SA ISANG LIBO'T ISANG TUWA na Eat Bulaga. Patuloy ang Dabarkads na maglilingkod para sa inyo, mga Kapuso MULA APARRI HANGGANG JOLO AT SA BUNG MUNDO.
"Ang pag-alis ng mga hosts ay hindi dahilan para tumigil ang pag-ikot ng mundo," the statement, which was signed by Romeo Jalosjos Jr. and Seth Frederick Jalosjos of TAPE Inc., read.
Meanwhile, a photo of a resignation letter addressed to Jalosjos Jr. was obtained and shared by Pauleen Luna-Sotto.
"All the hosts, writers, sales, production, and cameramen followed suit after TVJ's resignation," the former Eat Bulaga host wrote.
It was signed by the show's hosts Paolo Ballesteros, Ariel "Jose" Manalo, Maine Mendoza, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Walter James "Wally" Bayola, Ryan Agoncillo, and Allan Quilantang or Allan K.
On May 31, the three veteran hosts Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey De Leon surprised the nation by announcing their resignations from TAPE Inc. via livestream.
This comes after rumors of a rebranding and the three hosts getting fired had been going around for over a month.
"Simula ngayong araw, May 31, 2023, kami po ay magpapaalam na sa TAPE Incd. Karangalan po namin na kami’y nakapaghatid ng tuwa't saya mula Batanes hanggang Jolo at naging bahagi ng buhay niyo," they said.