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‘Eat Bulaga’ top executive Tuviera feted with franchise excellence award

02:24 PM October 11, 2012

Tony Tuviera. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Antonio “Tony” Tuviera, the man behind the long-running noontime show “Eat Bulaga” and CEO of Television and Production Exponents, Inc. (TAPE), will be honored with the  Galing Pinoy Franchise Excellence award for creating the first international franchise of a Filipino show, a milestone for Philippine franchises

Tuviera will be awarded at the opening ceremonies of the 11th Filipino Franchise Show dubbed “Galing ng Pinoy” organized by the Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc. (AFFI) on October 12, at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

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Indonesian network Surya Citra Televisi (SCTV) obtained a franchise of Eat Bulaga (EB), which premiered in Indonesia in July.  Just like the original EB, the Indonesian version is filled with entertainment, games, prizes, and inspiration. Segments were patterned after the local version, such as “Indonesia Pintar” (“Pinoy Henyo”), “Juan For All, All For Juan,” “Bolagaan,” and “Karaoke Stud.” One of the original show’s core hosts, “Bossing” Vic Sotto, also has his Indonesian counterpart: Uya Kuya, who is called “Boss Uya.”

There have been reported talks with other Asian countries to have their own version of the show.

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EB will have a mini show on October 12 at 5 p.m.; while Chef Boy Logro of “Kusina Master” will be featured on Lots’A Pizza’s Celeb Chef on October 14 of the franchise show at 3 p.m.

Now on its 11th year, the AFFI show is expected to generate at least 30,000 visitors from at least 300 exhibitors, the AFFI three-day show will unlimited opportunities in franchising from the country’s best in regions.

Aside from the exhibit, the franchise show will provide educational opportunities to current franchisees to further their skills in entrepreneurship via seminars, workshops, trainings and demonstrations.

Popular author Michael Lobrin is the featured speaker on Day 1. He will tackle the outlook and attitude franchisees need to imbibe to face challenges in business. Joining him is Carlo Calimon, Go Negosyo Angelpreneur to discuss “Product and Branding”.

Day 2 session speakers include James Fantone, CEO and chief trainer of NXT Level Training and Consulting on “The New Entrepreneur”; Joel Cruz of Aquabest on “Understanding the Laws of Marketing for Better Branding”; and Ardy Roberto of Salt and Light on “Marketing Your Business”.

Day 3 discussants are Pia Acevedo of Core One to speak on “Managing Franchisee Relations”, Dean Dax Lapid, author and Go Angelpreneur on “Establishing Your Business”, Josiah Go, chairman and chief strategist of Mansmith and Fielders on “Franchise Diamond”; and John Calub of John Calub Training Incorporated on “Successful Principle for Business”.

For more information on the exhibit call Petco at 8325422; 832-5401/22; email at secretariat@petcogroup.com or call AFFI at  6540345; 8619897.

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