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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Aug 9, 2023



THE COUNTRY’S first 24/7 comedy channel, BuKo, marks another milestone as it celebrates its second anniversary on television with more entertaining and feel-good programs for their viewers.

Since its launch in August 2021, BuKo has been committed to delivering exceptional entertainment and has grown well in the PayTV and digital scene. 

As of June 2023, BuKo Channel proudly ranks among the Top 25 Total PayTV Channels in the Philippines and as the top streamed Entertainment Channel on Cignal Play.

Considered as the home for some of the country’s most talented and most beloved comedians, BuKo is also popular for its hit shows like “#MaineGoals”, which achieved the No. 1 spot under Cignal Play’s Non-Narrative Entertainment Series with host Maine Mendoza winning as Best Entertainment Presenter at the prestigious 27th Asian TV Awards. 

Meanwhile, “BalitaOneNan”, the first and only comedy news show anchored by KaladKaren, Alex Calleja and Wally Bayola, was also nominated as Best Comedy Program at the same award-giving body.

Another BuKo hit is the unique comedy cooking show “Kusina ni Mamang”, featuring actual and personal recipes of host Pokwang, co-hosted by DJ Jhai Ho.

BuKo’s second anniversary celebration is further amplified by the introduction of captivating new programs that cater to all ages. 

BuKo takes pride in providing complete and fulfilling fun and laughter for viewers with its variety in comedy offerings, such as ; “Jack and Jill sa Diamond Hills,” an action comedy starring Jake Cuenca and Sue Ramirez and “Emojination,” the entertaining comedy game show hosted by Maja Salvador.

Then there’s “E.A.T.,” the number 1 noontime variety show hosted by Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey De Leon with the Legit Dabarkads; and the much-awaited return of the beloved gag show “Wow Mali Doble Tama” top billed by the comedic duo of Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola, premiering on August 26 at 7:00 pm.

Adding to the exciting BuKo lineup are the legacy comedy show “Okay Ka, Fairy Ko,” the hit comedy drama series “Daisy Siete,” and the upcoming classic dramedy show “Biglang Sibol Bayang Impasibol,” which will premiere on August 14.

“The awards and recognitions Buko has garnered for its original shows are testament to the channel's commitment in providing the most entertaining content while widening viewers' perspectives by injecting a new approach to well-loved genres.

" Familiar faces mixed with fresh content enrich the Buhay Komedya experience," said APT Entertainment President and CEO Michael Tuviera.

“Cignal is proud of the milestones BuKo has achieved in its first two years, and there’s definitely more in store for BuKo viewers as the comedy channel rolls into its third year. There will be fresh episodes of BuKo’s original programs, with more shows to be launched soon. 

"BuKo brings fun and laughter all in one comedy-packed channel, and it will continue to share the feel-good vibes to viewers all across the country,” added CignalTV FVP - Head of Channel and Content Management Sienna G. Olaso.

Tune in for more surprises and laughter-packed moments like no other as BuKo embarks on a new chapter of comedy excellence in these coming years. Follow BuKo Channel on Facebook to stay updated on their programs on television.

BuKo (Ch.2) is available on Cignal Postpaid Plans 290 & up and Prepaid Loads 100 & up (valid for 30 days). Also available on SatLite Prepaid Loads 49 & up (valid for 30 days). If you are always on-the-go, you can watch BuKo Channel on your mobile phone and laptop via Cignal Play Live TV and Video-On-Demand for only PHP 75.