APO Tanghali Na!
Format Variety show
Game show
Created by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Developed by IBC Entertainment Group
Written by Enrico Santos
Cecille Matutina
Victor Villareal
Directed by Danny Caparas
Presented by APO Hiking Society
Theme music composer Lito Camo
Opening theme APO Tanghali Na!
performed by APO Hiking Society
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) Filipino (Tagalog)
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Executive producer(s) Rizza G. Ebriega
Rowie Valencia
Lorna Feliciano
Editor(s) Marvin Rellamas
Ting Valenciano
Location(s) Live Studio 3 IBC Studio, Broadcast City, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Running time 3 hours
Original channel IBC
Global IBC
Picture format 480i (SDTV) (2014–2015)
1080i (HDTV) (2015–present)
Original run January 25, 2014 – present
Preceded by Lunch Break (2000-2003, 2010-2014)
Related shows 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila (ABS-CBN, 1995-1998)
External links
APO Tanghali Na! is a Philippine noontime variety show premiered on January 25, 2014, on IBC. The show broadcasts from Live Studio 3 of IBC at Broadcast City in Quezon City. The show airs from Monday to Friday at 12:15 pm to 3:15 pm and Saturdays from 12:00 nn to 3:00 pm, and is mainly presented by one of the legendary OPM artists of all time APO Hiking Society (Danny Javier, Jim Paredes and Buboy Garovillo). The show is also broadcast worldwide through Global IBC.

APO Tanghali Na! is the second live entertainment program in the Philippines to be broadcast with a true high-definition picture, after Hey it's Fans Day!. APO Tanghali Na! holds the record of being the longest-running noontime variety show of IBC after Noontime Showtime (1987-1988), Kalatog sa Trese (1988–1989), Chopsuey Espesyal (1998-1999), Alas Dose sa Trese (1999-2000), the blocktmer noontime shows such as the controversial Lunch Break (2000-2003) and the cliffhanging It's Chowtime! (2004-2005) and Chowtime Na! (2005-2006), and the revival of the self-produced Lunch Break (2010-2014),


Main HostsEdit



  • APO Hot Stuff ("Dancers") (January 25, 2014-present)
  • Joy Cancio (Choreographer) (January 25, 2014-present)
  • DJ Ace Ramos (January 25, 2014-present)
  • SexBomb Girls (January 16, 2016-present)

Former co-hostsEdit

About the showEdit

It formed as the result of the former noontime show 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila from 1995 to 1998 on ABS-CBN, when the comeback of APO Hiking Society transfer to IBC .

Beginning in January 18 of the same year, with APO Tanghali Na! studios of IBC in Broadcast City to the traditional studio, Studio 3, in which has a reputation of a large capacity, and more technological capabilities for the new set represents their plan to fill the show with big surprises. APO Tanghali Na! is a product of the very best that IBC can offer the noontime viewing habit.

Month-long promotions (from December 2013 to January 2014) were made by coming up with the return of APO for the noontime show of IBC as the catchy advertisements, Magbabalik Na, nAPO, nasa IBC!.

APO Tanghali Na! is the noontime variety show of IBC, whose effort to dethrone it with Noontime Showtime (1987-1988), Kalatog sa Trese (1988–1989), Chopsuey Espesyal (1998-1999), Alas Dose sa Trese (1999-2000), Lunch Break (2000-2003, 2010-2014), It's Chowtime! (2004-2005), and Chowtime Na! (2005-2006) had failed. The show made its premiere telecast on January 25, 2014 at 12:00 nn, replacing the former noontime program Lunch Break and coincide with the return of APO Hiking Society as the host who marks their homecoming of sorts for IBC, where they bannered the former game show Islands Gamemasters from 1990 to 1992 before leading the network for Sa Linggo nAPO Sila (ABS-CBN). Prior to their return, Islands Gamemasters with Jim, Danny and Boboy had their own game segments and after that,  Dyords is a comic relief” for the live studio audience at gives away theinstant prizes. Joining them are their female co-hosts Antoinette Taus, Rica PeralejoBela Padilla and Bianca Manalo with Alfred Vargas, Ramon Bautista and Brod Pete. Danny Caparas as director. Most of the new show's staff and dancers came from its displaced predecessor.

The most variety shows on Philippine TV in the three networks (ABS-CBN, GMA and IBC). Daily noontime viewing also need not be messy and slapstick the APO provides their own brand of comedy and wit without resorting to pie-throwing and woman-chasing. Daily noontime viewing also need not be funny at the expenses of others. APO Tanghali Na! maintains the policy of respecting the contestants, candidates and all its talent searches contests and competition. Every weekday is big on songs, dances and exciting game portions, green jokes and contests. Also announced, the dancers will be choreographed by Joy Cancio, manager of the SexBomb Girls of Eat Bulaga! and in-house dancers called APO Hot Stuff.

The show begin with an extravagant opening sequence with APO Hiking Society singing and dancing to their hit songs ever produced at the same time, and each host sung their own popular OPM song sung by himself.

To cater to the entire family audience, among the most popular segments are Doo Bidoo Bidoo which is inspired of Doo Bidoo by APO Hiking Society, a game portion for ten random audience members that dance cheerfully to the song of the day are selected to join. The objective of the game is to repeat the words "Doo Bidoo" and "Bidoo". If a contestant makes a mistake, they are out of the game and receives a consolation prize. This is a last person standing game, with the person who lasts the longest winning. Barangay APO, a segment where Ramon Bautista and Brod Pete goes on live remote telecast on a selected barangay and gives out a lot of prizes in cash and kind. Pera o Para (Money or Leave) debuted on TV as the highlight game portion. The engaging elimination round and the suspense-filled jackpot round won the hearts of most televiewers where at stake was either a cash prize of P1,000,000 or a showcase chosen by the contestants (e.g. entertainment showcase, living room showcase, livelihood showcase, etc.) which were hidden in either 3 "bayongs" (rattan bags) marked as A, P or O. APO Tanghali Na! reign the number 1 spot in the noontime slot nationwide landing as the number 1 most-watched program of IBC, grabbing first place in the ratings nationwide as a competitor of It's Showtime and Eat Bulaga!.

On January 19, 2015, the show added Mutya Orquia and Lucho Agoncillo (a young endorser and actor, the son of Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo) as their co-hosts. In January 24, 2015, APO Tanghali Na! celebrated its first anniversary party at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City. Comedian and TV host Arnell Ignacio is set to join the noontime show on April 18, 2015.

On, July 31, 2015, Manalo left the show to star in the children's daytime TV series produced by IBC and Viva Television entitled Bagets Kids. And also, Peralejo was left and Bela Padilla also left the show on September 25, 2015 as she return to ABS-CBN as she star in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano starring Coco Martin.

On September 26, 2015, Gladys Reyes prompted as one of the co-hosts, along with singer-actress Jenine Desiderio (a mother of the teen star Janella Salvador). Roderick Paulate, Kaye Abad and Niño Muhlach are added as their co-hosts.

In January 18, 2016, it launched Magandang Miss Universe, a beauty pageant segment where pretty and sexy young girls aged 18–28 years old within the three female conestants participate in the talent and question and answer portions hosted by APO Hiking Society and Jenine where monthly winners from January to November converge to compete in the Grand Finals of following year. On January 25, 2016, APO Tanghali Na! celebrated its second year on Philippine TV. Because of its immense popularity, Pera o Para was made into a movie version Pera o Para (Not da TV) by IBC Films in January 27, 2016, with the whole APO Tanghali Na! cast included.

Neil Coleta and Ingrid dela Paz were added to the co-hosts on February 27, 2016. Ramon Bautista eventually left the program on April 5, 2016. due to his commitment to concentrate acting for the primetime superserye Mars Ravelo's Captain Barbell. On April 18, 2016, the program was extended until 3:15pm.

On January 2, 2017, the show announced that Victor Anastacio and Valeen Montenegro were added to the show as co-hosts. The same day, beginning on January 2, APO Tanghali Na! will have a month-long celebration for their 3rd anniversary since January 25 with a nationwide raffle treat on January 25, 2017. An anniversary party held at the PhilSports Arena on February 11, 2017.


APO Tanghali Na! has developed numerous segments, which include beauty pageants, talent contests, quiz shows, interactive games, comedy sketches, and other concepts.

Opening numbers Edit

Currently at the start of every show as the daily episode of APO Tanghali Na! featuring APO Hiking Society, the show begins as disc jockey DJ Ace Ramos Macanaya begins playing the introduction and theme music. The entire studio audience and the APO Hot Stuff and SemBomb Girls dance along.

Finally, APO Hiking Society enter the studio from the back-center set door that lifts up in the air, welcomes the audience and viewers, and sings the theme song along with the audience. Danny, Jim and Boboy welcomes the audience at the studio to joined by Gladys, Jenine and Antoinette with Arnell, Mutya, Lucho, Victor, Valeen, Ingrid and Neil.

During the opening number

  • APO Tanghali Na!
  • Doo Bidoo
  • Heto Na
  • Blue Jeans
  • Lumang Tugtugin
  • Kahit Lalala Ay Pwede Na (originally sung by Subas Herrero feat. Noel Trinidad)
  • Princesa
  • Salawikain
  • American Junk
  • Pera O Para

Current Edit

Bawat BataEdit

From Monday to Friday, two children battle for the title of Bawat Bata by solving math questions. The four daily winners then face-off in the weekly finals held on Fridays in order to become that week's grand winner and large cash prize. Bawat Bata was pioneered by APO Hiking Society after the hit novelty song of the same name.

Magandang Miss UniverseEdit

Launching on January 18, 2016 and presented from Monday, Wednesday and Friday, a beauty pageant contest where the three female conestants ranging from 18–25 years old battle out showing off their lives, and talents in pageant-style while answering the question of the day. The criteria used are 50% for beauty, 25% for personality, and 25% for audience impact. The contestant with the highest score for that day wins ₱10,000 and will advanced to the weekly finals where the winner of that Saturday will advance to the monthly finals. The runners-up win ₱5,000. In the monthly finals, the rules and criteria are the same except one question will be asked by a celebrity panel of judges, and one bonus question by the hosts. All of the prizes and consolation prizes were sponsored by YSA botanica 2 in 1 skin soap with kojic acid. With six competitors in the monthly finals, the winner(s) will win ₱30,000 and advance to the grand finals for a chance to win ₱1,000,000, and IBC Talent Center contract, and a brand new car sponsored by BNY jeans, the one who will win the car must get the highest text votes on the grand finals and one texter will have a chance to win P50,000 via electronic raffle.

Barangay APOEdit

Jeffrey Tam and Hyubs Azarcon goes on live remote telecast on a selected barangay and gives out a lot of prizes in cash and kind. For it to qualify, it must be well-organized, clean and well-behaved. Everyday a barangay is added to the list of "qualified" barangays, eventually summing up to more or less 20 barangays for the month.

Otherwise, just one violation of the said requirements means the disqualification of that barangay. After each month, the hosts choose three barangays who will win a special prize based on their rank, with the no.1 barangay winning the grand prize and the title of being a Barangay APO. This is a way of gratitude by the hosts for all barangays to follow, the winner being the best example of a well-disciplined community.

  • Jeffrey Tam
  • Hyubs Azarcon

Pinoy Basketbol APO (PBA) (September 4, 2017-present)Edit

A segment where PBA players showcase their basketball talents for an exciting game to shoot the ball, presented by APO Hiking Society, with Victor Anastacio and Valeen Montenegro.

Bigtime APO Edit

Love songs before Bigtime APO

  • Yakap sa Dilim
  • O Giliw Ko
  • Kabilugan ng Buwan
  • Awit ng Barkada
  • Ewan
  • Hanggang May Pag-ibig
  • Bakit Ang Babae
  • Mahirap Magmahal Ng Syota Ng Iba
  • Kaibigan
  • Tuyo Na'ng Damdamin
  • Kumot at Unan
  • Batang-bata Ka Pa
  • Saan Na Nga Ba'ng Barkada

Six contestants selected earlier through themed auditions compete in pairs in rounds of Bigtime APO. The game will voice out stories from the garbage collector, laundress, security guards, students, teachers, salesman and more. The program reflect to the stories of each players with APO Hiking Society. The objective of the game is that each pair shall race up to 2 points through Kantanong. The in-house keyboardist plays a portion of a song, and the first person to name the song (Titulado), sing the song (Sing It), or guess the song's singer (Sing no-to).

In round two, the three remaining players will each get PhP 5,000 and will move on to the second round where they will go to a knock out question. The winner advances to the jackpot round, Pera o Para.

One female co-host for this day

Iskul Ako, Iskul nAPO (June 6, 2015-present)Edit

In this segment, Lucho Agoncillo will find classmates (elementary, junior high school and senior high school) outside the studio that are watching APO Tanghali Na!. They will win various prizes.

Pera O Para Edit

Every Monday to Saturday, Pera O Pera conducted as one of the most popular segments of the noontime show APO Tanghali Na!. An exciting novelty game where 30 contestants (donned in the required costume or motif for the day) are asked a multiple choice-type of question. The contestants stand behind the letter corresponding to their answer. Contestants standing on the wrong answer are automatically eliminated. A lone winner makes it through the bonus round where he is asked to choose one bayong from the bayongs marked "A", "P", or "O". The bayong chosen is presumed to carry the showcase for the day (can be anywhere from an appliance showcase to a tour trip or even cash). The hosts try to "buy back" the bayong from the contestant by bidding cash.

If two people remain in the game and both choose the correct answer, the first person to arrive at his/her choice is declared the winner.

The winner of the elimination round then moves on to the jackpot round where he or she begins by choosing one of three paras marked A, P, or O (for the show's title). Each bayong contain a concealed piece of cardboard on which is written what the contestant in playing for.

There is a bargaining session when the host APO Hiking Society would offer cash (pera) in exchange for the contestant abandoning the prize hidden in the para. After each offer, they lead the crowd in asking "Pera O Para?" and the contestant declares his or her choice.

The number of bargaining sessions vary from day to day, depending on the mood/emotional status of both the host and the contestant. The prizes in the bayong would range from nothing, to 1 million pesos, a house and lot, a living room showcase, an entertainment showcase, to fruits and vegetables (like one watermelon). In its early days, the prize that was inside the chosen bayong was revealed to the audience during the sessions. Sometimes family members went to TV inside the cafeteria at the Live Studio 3 of IBC in Broadcast City to see what the prize was, then try to influence the crowd to beg for the contestant to take whatever was in the bayong. After this was discovered the TV was switched off during the round. Later the prize was not revealed to anyone until it was actually opened.

50 players answering a series of multiple choice questions (A, B, C, or D), hoping to eliminate all others until only one remains. The most popular type of question involved the scientific names of plants and animals, with at least two of the four choices noticeably joke answers.

13 Araw ng Pasko (for December only) Edit

13 Araw ng Pasko (known as Labing-Tatlong Araw ng Pasko) is a segment where the contestants playing the 13 days of Christmas at the studio audience during the Christmas season and win up to P100,000 by collecting 100 peso bills inside a capsule for 30 seconds.

During the opening number

  • PaskonAPO
  • Tuloy Na Tuloy Pa Rin Ang Pasko
  • Boom Tarat Tarat
  • 12 Days Of Pinoy Krismas
  • Himig ng Pasko
  • Paskong Walang Pera
  • Lata Ang Aming Tambol
  • Pasko Na Sinta Ko, Miss Kita Kung Christmas
  • Pasko Na Sa Mundo
  • Panahon ng Pag-ibig
  • Merry Christmas and a Happy nAPO Taon!
  • Pasko Na
  • Ang Pasko

PaskonAPO (for December only) Edit

PaskonAPO is a segment in which children can SMS their wishes for the upcoming Christmas holiday. It also features the child's heartwarming fun and games. Some of the prizes given on the segment are the Noche Buena package, presents, gift items and groceries for the whole family.


Doo Bidoo Bidoo (January 25, 2014-June 2, 2017)Edit

Ten random audience members that dance cheerfully to the song of the day are selected to join Doo Bidoo. The objective of the game is to repeat the words "Doo Bidoo" and "Bidoo".

The host moves the microphone back and forth among the contestants for them to respond either "Doo Bidoo" or "Diboo," depending on the order. If a contestant makes a mistake, they are out of the game and receives a consolation prize. This is a last person standing game, with the person who lasts the longest winning. Doo Bidoo was pioneered by APO Hiking Society after his hit novelty song of the same name.

Cash o Bukas (January 25, 2014-January 17, 2015) Edit

In the Cash o Bukas segment, the contestant gets to play for three jackpot prizes. 10 trays are available for the player to select, while the player only selects three to play with. Next, the player must choose only one tray. The player gets continuing deals offered until the player takes the offer, or keeps playing to open the tray. The prizes offered in the game follows: Surf, Vaseline, Knorr, among others.

Call Ko Millionaire Ko (January 19, 2015-January 16, 2016)Edit

Five lucky home viewers get to receive a cash prize and/or a special gift.

That's My Girlmate (June 2-October 4, 2014, June 1-October 3, 2015)Edit

It is a beauty pageant and a talent competition for young and teenager high school girls ranging from 13–19 years old who are beautiful, talented, and pretty. The segment provides the winner a chance to hone his talent and skills with free training, educational scholarship, and high school opportunities.

Bida Kapinoy (October 5, 2015-January 16, 2016)Edit

Presented from Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday a competitive family talent competition for the ₱1,000,000 grand finals prize. Two family groups made up of 5 to 25 members battle each other displaying their best family talents. The families share their talents in a group performance called "Sayaw Kapinoy". Up to ten points are up for grabs, depending on their average performance score. The family with the most points in the end will win and advance to the weekly, the monthly rounds, and so forth. The winning family in the eliminations chooses their celebrity mentors from a fishbowl to train them for their next competition -weekly, monthly, and if they win - the grand finals.)

Sinong Daddy Ko? (June 6-September 24, 2016)Edit

Three contestants aged 13 to 16 years old compete in a quiz bee type questions in different categories, every correct answer is equivalent to P 1,000. The player who gets the three correct answers wins the game and will be given a medal. The players are accompanied by their parents to support them. The daily winner will comeback the next day to defend her title. If the defending champion successfully defend her title 10 days straight, she will be added to the Honor Roll.

Pangulo Ko 'To! (September 26, 2016-December 31, 2016) Edit

Launching on September 26, 2016, and played from Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, an impersonator talent competition for three contestants ranging from 25–40 years old about the parody of the President of the Philippines for political and notable personality (Fidel V. Ramos, Joseph Estrada, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Noynoy Aquino III, Rodrigo Duterte). Each impersonate is introduced by one by one with an introduction, a monologue and a political performance. The impersonater with the president between the three politics will win P20,000 and will move on to the next round.

Gandang Pulis (January 25-May 31, 2014, January 19-May 30, 2015, January 18-June 3, 2016, January 2-June 3, 2017, January 2, 2018-June 2, 2018)Edit

Every Tuesday, Thursday band Saturday, a talent contest featuring a man who professionally became a policeman for the police officers about the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), he will be won Php 20,000 for the weekly finals.

Eskwela Kwela (June 5, 2017-September 2, 2017)Edit

A school contest featuring a classmate from elementary school (Grade 1 to 6), junior high school (Grade 7 to 10) and senior high school (Grade 11 and 12) recognized by the Department of Education (DepEd). The celebrity player of the day guesses which one of the four school classmates is the true student by analyzing their physical traits, skills and knowledge about the occupation. If the celebrity player identifies the correct student, they win P20,000. The true student also wins P10,000. However, if the player identifies the wrong student, the P20,000 top prize is divided equally among the four classmates, with the chosen wrong worker receiving an additional P5,000.

APO Tanghali Na! Lenten SpecialsEdit

APO Tanghali Na! is preempted on Holy Week and instead airing drama specials on Holy Monday to Holy Wednesday. A tradition of presenting a Lenten offerings starring the hosts and also featuring guest actors.


APO Tanghali Na!'s pilot on January 25, 2014 scored a 17.6% rating, or 10 points, according to data from Kantar Media Philippines. The rival noontime shows are the forerunner of It's Showtime and Eat Bulaga! retained the top spot garnered with 14.5% and 10.3%% audience share achieved the phenomenal ratings game.

At the same time, it gained notoriety because of Doo Bidoo Bidoo, a game portion for ten random audience members that dance cheerfully to the song of the day are selected to join. The objective of the game is to repeat the words "Doo Bidoo" and "Bidoo". If a contestant makes a mistake, they are out of the game and receives a consolation prize. This is a last person standing game, with the person who lasts the longest winning. The noontime show gained popularly because of its segment Pera O Para, a game of chance where at stake was either a cash prize of P1,000,000 or a showcase chosen by the contestants (e.g. entertainment showcase, living room showcase, livelihood showcase, etc.) which were hidden in either 3 "bayongs" (rattan bags) marked as A, P or O. Other popular segments included Bawat Bata, Gandang Pulis, Barangay APO and Bigtime APO.

Special episodesEdit


Awards and NominationsEdit

Alta Media Icon AwardsEdit

  • 4th Alta Media Icon Awards (Best Noontime Variety Show Host) - Won (APO Hiking Society)
  • 4th Alta Media Icon Awards (Best Noontime Variety Show) - Won

Kagitingan AwardsEdit

  • 5th Kagitingan Awards (Pinakamagiting na Variety Show) - Won

PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionEdit

Gawad Tanglaw AwardsEdit

  • 2015 Gawad Tanglaw Awards (Best Variety Show) - Won

See alsoEdit


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