Party Pilipinas replaces SOP Fully Charged starting March 21

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After more than a decade of going head to head with its competitor ASAP in terms of viewership, SOP (Sobrang Okay Pare) will air its final live episode this Sunday, February 28. Its ratings dropped significantly over the last few months. According to the latest report of AGB Nielsen, SOP Fully Charged got 12% versus ASAP XV's 18%. In the survey of TNS National, the former had only 9.1% whi


SOP, the long-running Sunday party show of GMA-7 undergoes a major revamp and gets a "reinforced" staff, plus a new title, starting the third Sunday of March.

Party Pilipinas is now going to be an "all-party and all-positive vibes" show, according to the Corporate Communications Department of GMA-7 and the show's new production manager, Ruth Mariñas.

Mariñas takes over the post of Ramel David, who in turn replaced Hazel Abonita.

Director Louie Ignacio will now have a co-director and creative manager, Paul Basinillo, a seasoned music video director who helmed some projects for Sarah Geronimo and other young singers.

Four musical directors will alternate every week, two of whom will be Raul Mitra and Danny Tan.

Geleen Eugenio will hand over the choreography to her son Miggy, but she will become the chief adviser of the new choreographers coming from different school organizations, which will be given the chance to show off their dancing skills.

The four main hosts Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Janno Gibbs, and Jaya are retained, along with the R&B pair of Jay-R and Kyla, plus La Diva.

New co-hosts and semi-regulars will join them in launching all-new segments, such as a revolving special number every week from one group of Telebabad stars and a high-powered number from different schools' dancing groups.


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