ABS-CBN’s The Buzz Announcement

 

The Buzz

ABS-CBN’s The Buzz goes off the air from television after 16 yrs.

On their April 5 episode, Boy Abunda unveiled The Buzz announcement. He  confirmed that it was indeed their last show. Co-host Kris and Toni gave the floor to Boy Abunda to fully explain the reason behind the statement.

He opened the announcement saying this – “Opo mga kaibigan I am confirming to you that this is our last show. Mula April 12, next Sunday wala na po kayong mapapanuod na The Buzz.|But let me explain. 

It was followed by a long but meaningful speech. Boy Abunda was very candid about his feelings on the fact that The Buzz will take a break.

 

Boy Abunda and his heartfelt comments…

Hindi po ako magkukunwari na ok ako, hindo po ako magkukunwari na  hindi po ako nasasaktan, Hindo po ako magkukunwari na I’m not hurting, I’m not bleeding inside because I am. Its very painful,.. very very painful. Dahil naging karelasyon po namin kayo for 16 yrs. Live audience, ang mga tao sa kanilang tahanan, our audiences around the world with The Filipino Channel. We’ve been together for a long time. And it’s hard it’s difficult. Pero yung desisyon po para mawala muna pangsamantala sa ere ang “The Buzz” ay isang desisyon na kailangan at tama”

In denial po ako in the past few days, kasi akala ko pagkailangan at tama hindi masakit. Sobrang sakit po. Kanina habang pinapanuod po natin ang VTR mas lalong humirap ang pakiramdam ko. Napakahirap magpaalam sa isang show na  nagbigay sa iyo ng pangalan.  Napakahirap magpaalam sa isang show na  nagbigay sa iyo ng napakaraming biyaya. A large part of my body of work comes from The Buzz. Napakahirap magpaalam sa isang show na bahagi na po ng aking buhay.

Alam nyo po ako kaya ko. A part of me is in denial, a part of me died today. Tatanggapin ko po yan…

I know this is a logical explanation , it makes a lot of sense. But it hurts, it hurts to say goodbye…

The Buzz Announcement

Boy Abunda recalled memorable interviews he did in The Buzz…

I will never forget the interviews I did with Kris Aquino na ipinagkaloob at pinagkatiwla ang kanyang mga kwento dito sa The Buzz. I will not forget my interview with Claudine Baretto, nung kami ay nasa kanilang bahay ni Marjorie Baretto  one o’clock in the afternoon. Eeere ang The Buzz ng alas kwatro , hindi po namin alm kung eere dahil napakamaselan ng kwentong yun. Yun yung panahong pumanaw po ang kaibigan nating si Rico Yan. I will not forget the interviews with John Lloyd Cruz na kadalasan pong may mga sorpresa in the middle of the interviews na hindi naman nakaplano. I will not forget the interview with Maja Salvador nung sya’y trese, katorse, naka-school uniform hinintay ko po sa kanilang bahay. And it was a reconciliation story. Ang kanyang hiling ay makita ang kanyang ama, the late Ross Rival. And that was her first appearance and today Maja is one of the most bankable names. I will not forget my interview with Gretchen Baretto, with Jerico Rosales. I will not forget that interview with KC Concepcion, na narito po kami sa studio ng alas-9 ng gabi, naumpisahan po namin nag alas-3 ng madaling araw dahil sa kaiipin namin nga lakas ng loob para sa interview na yun. I will not forget the interview of Ai-Ai Delas Alas at isama napo natin yung interview with Vhong Navarro. Alas -4 ang buzz, als 2 kami po ay nasa loob ng ospital inaantay po namin. Lahat ng ito ay binigyan kami ng pagkakataon na maibahagi at maikwento sa inyo lahat. I am forever grateful.”

And the achievements …

“Dito rin po sa show na ito ay marami kaming magagandang naranasan. Lahat na po yata ng klase ng award napanalunan na ng The Buzz in the context of showbiz oriented talk show awards . Dito rin po nakamit ang 2 Hall of fame awards mula sa Aliw and Star Awards for television kung saan kinakailangang manalo po kayo ng 15 awards na walang patid consecutive para  kayo’y maluklok doon sa hall of fame. 11 po nun sa aking naalala ay galing dito sa The Buzz; 4 ay galing po doon sa Star Talk ang palabas na sinimulan namin ni Kris at ni Manay Lolit. Maraming salamat sa Buzz. “

Boy Abunda and his words of gratitude for all those who became part of ABS-CBN’s The Buzz…

Lahat ng ito ay nagawa namin dahil sa isang grupo ng mga tao na who dedicated their lives their career to this show. But this is just not about me. This is not just about Kris and Toni. This about men and women of The Buzz -writers, producers, segment producers, editors, camera men. Alam nyo po mga kaibigan, hindi nyo po sila nakikita, linggo-linggo kami po ang nasa harap, but I feel for them…

At this point, hindi ko po  aakuin itong mag-isa dahil marami po kaming nakasamang mga host from 1999 hanngang sa pagkakataong ito…”

Thank you to the first batch of correspondents.. Pat Daza, Ricky Lo, Walden Belen, Tim Yap, Eric Quizon was supposed to be part of it, Dolly Ann Carvajal was with us. At sa mga hosts na nagbigay ng kanilang pangalan, talento, kredibilidad, dedikasyon maraming salamat Ruffa Gutierrez, Cristy Fermin, KC Concepcion, Jobert Sucaldito, Phoem Barranda, John Lapuz, Toni Gonzaga, Janice de Belen, Carmina Vilalroel, Charlene Gonzales, Anne Curtis was part of this show, Aj Deewas part of this show.. Sa inyong lahat maraming maraming salamat.”

And finally talks about why the Buzz will take a break …

“Ang tanong ngayon mga kaibigan ay ganito..eh bakit ba kayo nagpapaalam? Eh bakit ba kayo mawawala sa ere kahit pansamantala lamang. Why are you being cancelled? Why are you going off the air? Ito po ang paliwanag mga kaibigan.. nagbago na ho kami. Yung aming mga writers eh headwriters na . Yung mga headwriters ho eh creative managers na po. Yung aming mga executive producers ay Business Unit Head na ng ibang depts dito sa ABS. We have evolved to different people today. Naiba na po ang maraming bagay. Nagbago na po ang mga tao sa likod ng The Buzz.Pati kayo po nagbago na…

The world has changed. At ang pamamaraan ng news reporting that includes showbiz news reporting ay nabago na rin po. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit pansamantala kaming mawawala sa ere. We want to take a few steps backward para makita namin ng masmalinaw kung sino kami nasaan kami at sino kayo at nasaan na po kayo.”

 However before Boy Abunda wraps up his speech, he gives a hint on a promising comeback….

Para sa aming pagbabalik isang malaking pagbabago po ang inyong aabangan. …”

Pero ito po ang aming pangako., mawawala man ngayong araw ang The Buzz, magbabalik kami. Because showbiz news is here to stay and the talk show genre is here to stay. Maaring we will come back individually or as a group. Di ko po alam. But the showbiz news genre is not going to die.. it’s going to continue. At magbabalik po kami. Yun po ang dahilan kung bakit napagkaisahan naming lahat. The best way is to stop today and then , come back strong. and be the best of what we can be. Maraming salamat Pilipinas at buong mundo for making Buzz happen.

Towards the end of the episode, staff and crew of The Buzz were called on stage for the final glimpse.

 

 

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