Open Letter to ABS-CBN: Why I Switched from It’s Showtime to Eat Bulaga After 6 Years

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Yes, I am a Kapamilya fan and I used to be a loyal to ‘It’s Showtime.’ since it started to air back in October 2009. For so long, I enjoyed watching the show despite the fact that some of its hosts had controversies. In those years, I follow every segment and laugh at every joke. But just recently, I started to be upset and decided to watch Eat Bulaga, especially AlDub.

Being a teenager then, I love following the trend and It’s Showtime has captured my attention. But of course, I know Eat Bulaga as an institution. I tried watching them but it seems that their segments are not that appealing to me. For six long years, I didn’t have any regret following It’s Showtime, until recently that I noticed that something seems to be not right.

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For the record, I don’t know who Maine Mendoza is until I watched her first date with Alden Richards. On that same day, I was supposed to watch the meeting of Pastillas Girl and her ex-boyfriend at It’s Showtime. But because the episode seemed to be upsetting to watch, I switched to Eat Bulaga for the first time in in 6 years, and I don’t regret it.

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Out of curiosity, I watched YouTube clips of some of the previous episode of this AlDub. I know that this has been going phenomenal but it did not bother me as I am really loyal to It’s Showtime. I have read comments from bashers of both shows but I didn’t join them. Instead, I looked for answers why so many people are going crazy about the Alden-Yaya Dub love team.

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As I continue watching Eat Bulaga, I’m getting more excited each day and has learned good moral values from Lola Nidora. I’m starting to admire its writers for offering us a wholesome story and love the natural reactions of Alden and Maine. I also cried when he cried while singing “God Gave Me You” to her before she visited Lola Nidora’s mansion. I felt his sincerity.

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My parents even reminded me that my boyfriend should also visit me in our house and not only in our school. And yes, I’m afraid I’m slowly turning into an AlDub fan. But no, I’m not asking you to remove Pastillas Girl. But until when will she stay? Do you have an original concept that can teach me lessons in life, instead of just finding someone who can love and accept me?

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Now, I’m writing this open letter to ABS-CBN not as an AlDub fan, but as a long-time fan of ‘It’s Showtime.’ I know your ratings are affected by this so-called Kalyerserye. I also understand that this is business and that you need to try all possible strategies to keep your advertisers. However, I regret to inform you that you failed me, and I know I’m not the only one. Otherwise, I will not have the guts to write this.

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To the producers of It’s Showtime, let’s face the truth. You will not get Pastillas Girl on your show if AlDub is not giving you headaches, right? For now, let’s forget that Pastillas Girl cursed on her video. Let’s ignore that she only copied the pastillas recipe. I don’t care if she had a miscarriage, stopped schooling because of failing grades or has joined a fraternity. All I want is honest and wholesome entertainment, and not being forced.

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My sentiments are not about AlDub vs Pastillas Girl, or ABS-CBN vs GMA. My concern is the show itself, ‘It’s Showtime.’ I’m not here to bash the show or any personality. I’m here because I want to watch my favorite noontime show again. I miss Kalokalike and the usual Sine Mo ‘To segment. In short, I miss the kind of entertainment that I used to enjoy.

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I must admit, I miss It’s Showtime a lot. But I cannot take it anymore. I’m not encouraging anyone to follow me. Instead, I’m requesting ABS-CBN to improve the show. AlDub may be a huge challenge, but staying on air for 6 years against a 36-year old show is a great achievement. I’m still proud to be a Kapamilya fan, but please give a good reason to stay that way.

Sincerely yours,


The above open letter was sent to us by a netizen who requested us to hide her identity. She said she’s afraid that she might earn bashers if she will post it on her Facebook page. The above screenshot is from YouTube comments, and not from the letter sender.

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