The King of Talk has returned to Kapuso Network after signing a contract at GMA Network Center in Quezon City on Thursday, December 15.
Eugenio Romerica Abunda Jr. ,popularly known as Boy Abunda, is a professor, television host, publicist and talent manager.
Boy started out in show business as a stage actor and eventually as an assistant stage manager. It was during his public relations work in GMA7 when one of its executives, Bobby Barreiro, suggested that he should try hosting a television show.
Abunda started hosting through Startalk, a talk show about entertainment, and Show & Tell, a late-night variety show with Gretchen Barretto. Later, in 1999, he relocated to ABS-CBN, a rival to GMA Network, where he has since hosted the programs The Buzz, Private Conversations, Homeboy, Kontrobersyal, SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon, and the talk show interview The Bottomline with Boy Abunda.
Recently, the King of Talk has returned to his former home network after signing a contract with GMA-7. Lilybeth Gomez-Rasonable, senior vice president for entertainment, Janine Nacar, consultant for GMA Entertainment Group Bang Arespacochaga, Darling Bodegon, first vice president for GMA Entertainment Group, and Oli Amoroso, first vice president and head of GMA Regional TV and Synergy were among the GMA executives present at the event.
While GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe Gozon, GMA Network President and COO Gilberto Duavit Jr., and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Felipe Yalong sent their messages of congratulations to Boy via Zoom.
Rumors about Boy’s comeback to GMA started to circulate once more when the Kapuso Network posted teasers about a showbiz legend having a homecoming.