Buzz ng Bayan (The Buzz) January 5, 2014
Buzz ng Bayan (formerly known as The Buzz) is a weekly entertainment news and talk show in the Philippines. Premiering on July 4, 1999, it is the undisputed Sunday talk show in Philippine television and the longest-running weekly entertainment news and talk show on ABS-CBN. It features local. The Buzz premiered on July 4, 1999 and was originally hosted solely by Boy Abunda. The show’s original format was similar to ABS-CBN’s “The Correspondents” where Boy interacts with a group of showbiz field reporters dishing out the latest showbiz news. The format was later on discarded when the network took in Kris Aquino during the show’s second season. Kris’ inclusion in the show served as a reunion of sorts between her and Boy, when they used to host “Startalk” on GMA-7. The show became an interesting gabfest with Kris and Boy dishing out the latest exclusives with the help of its reliable staff. In 2003, the duo welcomed an additional host in Cristy Fermin, who used to headline ABS-CBN’s Saturday talk show “Showbiz Sabado (S2)”. On March 11, 2007, Ruffa Gutierrez became the temporary replacement for Kris Aquino. Dawn Zulueta also served as a guest co-host when Ruffa Gutierrez went to the United States for a vacation. When Gutierrez returned, the network offered her a permanent co-hosting job on The Buzz. Cristy Fermin was suspended from late 2008 by the network after she rattled off a series of accusations against former actress Nadia Montenegro in an episode aired on October 5, 2008. According to a statement released by the network, “It was deemed that Ms. Fermin did not conduct herself with due regard to social conventions and public morals. Her statements went beyond the bounds of decency as they involved innocent children who are not party to their personal dispute. Ms. Fermin’s statements violated the highest standards of professionalism and journalistic integrity.” In the October 19, 2008 episode of The Buzz, Ai-Ai de las Alas served as a substitute host in the absence of Cristy Fermin, until Kris Aquino’s return.
Watch Buzz ng Bayan (The Buzz) January 5, 2014 below