In an exciting turn of events, beloved Filipino icons Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon announced their move to TV5, just a week after saying goodbye to their longtime producer, TAPE, Inc. This groundbreaking news was shared by the Kapatid network through their official Twitter account, with a statement from the Mediaquest Group, led by the respected Jane Basas.
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The statement from the Mediaquest Group expressed their happiness in the collaboration of Tito, Vic, and Joey, popularly known as Dabarkads, to create captivating content for TV5 and other Mediaquest platforms. This collaboration marks the beginning of a new chapter in the incredible entertainment careers of these three iconic personalities.
Jane Basas, head of Mediaquest Group, expressed her honor and happiness in welcoming Tito, Vic, and Joey to their network. He emphasized that this partnership reinforces their commitment to provide outstanding entertainment to Filipino viewers at home and around the world. Basas enthusiastically declared, “I’m happy that Tito, Vic, and Joey chose TV5 as their new home.”
Tito Sotto, in his own words, sees this as a new beginning, saying, “Thanks to our beloved Dabarkads who have become Kapatid, joy and happiness continue to grow.” With his optimistic outlook, Tito Sotto embraces the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for TV5.
To increase the anticipation of their avid supporters, News5, the official news outlet of TV5, shared an exciting 28-second teaser on Twitter. This short clip serves as a glimpse of Tito, Vic, and Joey’s future endeavors on their new platform.
On May 31 when Tito, Vic, and Joey announced their departure from TAPE, Inc. After this, the rest of the hosts and production team of the iconic noontime show “Eat Bulaga” also followed. This marks the end of an era for the beloved program that has entertained Filipinos for years.
However, on June 5, the torch was passed to a new generation when the new hosts of “Eat Bulaga” were introduced. The lineup includes twins Cassy and Mavy Legaspi, Buboy Villar, Paolo Contis, Betong Sumaya, and Alexa Miro.
As Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon begin their journey with TV5, their fans eagerly await the exciting content they will create. This partnership not only signifies a new beginning for these legendary entertainers but also reinforces TV5’s commitment to providing outstanding entertainment to Filipino audiences around the world. The Dabarkads have found a new home, and their infectious joy and laughter is set to shine on the screens once again. Look forward to the amazing adventures that await on TV5!