After the first hearing on TVJ’s petition for the issuance of a preliminary injunction against production company TAPE Inc. and GMA Network, Joey de Leon seemed to once again allude to the revamped “Eat Bulaga”.
De León, who was allegedly the first witness presented by the plaintiffs at the July 27 court hearing, posted a photo of himself with Tito and Vic Sotto, collectively known as TVJ, via his Twitter page.
In the photo taken during an episode of their TV5 midday show “EAT,” the comedic trio are wearing red T-shirts with the number 44 printed on them. The number represents the upcoming 44th anniversary of “Eat Bulaga” on July 29.
“We are breaking records! We are the only show na katapat ang sarili naming show!” DeLeon said.
“And on Saturday, July 29, we’ll have a ‘double celebration!’” he joked, apparently referring to the separate celebrations of “EAT” and the revamped “Eat Bulaga”.
We are breaking records! We are the only katapat ang sarili naming program! 😛 And on Saturday, July 29, we will have a “double celebration!” 🤣 pic.twitter.com/t4kMMkDO3y
— Joey de Leon (@AngPoetNyo) July 27, 2023
In addition to the copyright infringement and unfair competition complaints, TVJ also filed a request for the issuance of an injunction against TAPE and GMA. This was to prevent the production company and the network from using the name, logo and other devices of the new “Eat Bulaga” while the copyright infringement and unfair competition case is pending.
Tito and De León attended the first hearing on the motion for a preliminary injunction on Thursday, July 27. The veteran television hosts were with former TAPE executive Jeny Ferre, who is also among the plaintiffs, and her legal counsel, Esq. Enrique V. Dela Cruz Jr., of Divina Law.
In statements to the press after the hearing, Tito said they were “very confident” that they would win the case against the producer.
“They are deceiving people by saying that they are the ‘Eat Bulaga’. Pwede namang ituloy nila ‘yung program nila kung taste nila, but palitan nila ‘yung pangalan nila. ‘Yun ang dot namin,’ Tito said.
De Leon added: “Enough kami, nagsabi lang kami ng too.” /ra
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