‘Game ng Bayan’ bids farewell

Game ng Bayan

Television game show “Game ng Bayan” aired its farewell episode last Friday April 15, 2016 after only six weeks of airing.

Hosted by Robin Padilla, the show first aired on March 7. Co-hosting with Robin are Alex Gonzaga, MJ Lastimosa, Eric Nicholas and Negi, who are up against GMA’s “Wowowin” hosted by Willie Revillame.

ABS-CBN circulated a statement regarding the termination of the show, thanking the show’s hosts, the whole production staff and crew, the various barangays that participated in the game, and the viewers for their support to the program. The network also said they will continue to develop programs that will not only give viewers an enjoyable viewing experience but will also bring joy and cheers to barangays across the country.

Some find the show’s life too short a period for a game show. According to some reports, the show was terminated to give way to upcoming fantasy series “Super D” that will air on Monday, April 18, before “TV Patrol.” Other quarters said the show was axed due to its high production costs since the set is always done outdoors. Still others even blamed program co-host Alex Gonzaga as the reason behind the axing of the show. There are those who said Alex is a ‘jinx’ to any show that she is involved in.

In the meantime, Robin Padilla will focus on “Pilipinas Got Talent,” which has started its semi-final rounds. Alex, MJ, Eric, and Negi, meanwhile, will also attend to other projects.