Lunch Break
Format Entertainment
Variety show
Created by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (2000-2003, 2010-2014)
MMG Entertainment Group (2000-2003)
Directed by Danny Caparas
Creative director(s) Danny Jota
Presented by Andrei Felix
Bobby Yan
Sam Y.G.
Theme music composer Lito Camo
Opening theme

Lunch Break

performed by Lunch Break hosts
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) Filipino
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Executive producer(s) Rowie Valencia
Lorna Feliciano
Producer(s) Lolita Ching
Location(s) Live Studio 3 IBC Studios
Broadcast City, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Running time 2 hours (Weekdays)
3 hours (Saturdays)
Original channel IBC
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Original run November 4, 2000 - December 12, 2003
July 17, 2010 – January 24, 2014
Preceded by Alas Dose sa 13
It's Chowtime!
Followed by APO Tanghali Na!
External links
Program Site Website
Lunch Break was a Philippine noontime variety show broadcast by IBC. The show was hosted by Andrei Felix, Bobby Yan and Sam Y.G.. The show was aired from November 4, 2000 to December 12, 2003 and again on July 1, 2010, and aired live on weekdays and Saturdays. It broadcasts from Studio 3 as Lunch Break studios at IBC Studios in Broadcast City, Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City.  The show was also broadcast worldwide through Global IBC. The show officially ended on January 24, 2014 and was replaced by a new variety show, APO Tanghali Na! on January 25 with the return of APO Hiking Society.


Main hostsEdit



  • Joy Cancio (Choreographer) (July 17, 2010-January 24, 2014)
  • DJ M.O.D. (July 17, 2010-October 3, 2014)
  • Lunch Break Dancers (2000-2003, July 17, 2010-January 24, 2014)
  • Lunch Break Gang (September 29, 2012-January 24, 2014)

Former HostsEdit


About the showEdit

First incarnationEdit

Lunch Break premiered on November 4, 2000, replacing Alas Dose sa Trese and originally aired daily from Monday to Saturday at 12:00 nn to 1:30 pm, (Philippine Time) produced by MMG Entertainment Group, Inc. and compete with Magandang Tanghali Bayan and Eat Bulaga!.

Original hosts were Leonard Obal, Earl Ignacio, Joy Viado ang Dang Cruz as the main hosts. The other hosts are Yam Ledesma, Hannah Villame, Geraldine Roxas, Michael Laygo, Ronald Gan Ledesma, Jojo Abellana and the team of Yoyoy Villame and Ben Sagmit; with JR Ledesma as director, Estella Ledesma as resident and Evelyn Mateo as MMG finance directress.

Aside from the show, Alas Suerte, the noontime game show which airs on Monday to Friday before the show on IBC another produced by MMG Entertainment Group, Inc., hosted by Nanette Inventor will increase by P5,000 each day of the show. Niño Muhlach, Natassia Nave and Jacky Woohad also joined the show and Patrick Ervin Mateo Jr., a teenage star in latest addition among the co-host of the show in 2001. Jerome John Hughes, Cody Moreno, Everly Locsin, Lorraine Baretto, Glydel Mercado and DMZ-TV host Lara Fabregas are recently joined the main host Maribeth Bichara joined the co-host on 2002 when it was reformatted as Lunchbreak Muna. The show ended in December 12, 2003 and was replaced by It's Chowtime!.

The producers of Lunch Break were involved to a large scale investement scam circulated around 2003, look at MMG Mateo Management Group. Some personalities were used to be victims of the scam, including the former Presidential Son Mikey Arroyo and boxing champ Senator Manny Pacquiao.

Second incarnationEdit

On July 17, 2010, after almost 7-year hiatus of airing, Lunch Break made a comeback and relaunched on July 9, 2010 at 12:00 nn slot, this will be dominated by Wowowee and Eat Bulaga!. Andrei Felix, Bobby Yan and Sam Y.G. served as the main hosts, with Regine Angeles, Chubi del Rosario, Fred Lo, Achie Lim, Jerold Napoles, Chienna Filomeno, Luke Jickain, Tess Antonio, Miel Abong and Kert Montante as co-hosts. Danny Caparas served as director and their guest performers. The new theme song is composed by Lito Camo and performed by Lunch Break cast. On June 4, 2011, the show introduced the new segments. The same day, Lunch Break also started doing out-of-town shows here in abroad during the same year to promote IBC's international channel Global IBC.

On June 30, 2012, Lunch Break begin with an extravagant opening sequence with Lunch Break host singing and dancing ever produced at the same time. Also, relaunched as LB Jeepney with a new mobile studio place right inside a 30-foot-long jeepney promises a rewarding journey where no passenger goes home empty-handed can play the game inside the mobile studio. On September 29, 2012, it introduced a two new segments entitled Jeep Jeep Huray! and Ka-Gangnam Style on October 1. AJ Muhlach and Josh Padilla (collectively known as Whattaboys) joined the show as the main hosts on June 1, 2013.

Final airingEdit

On January 21, 2014, IBC confirmed that Lunch Break ended on January 24, 2014, after four years of airing. It was replaced by APO Tanghali Na! effetive the following day. The new show is a noontime musical variety show marks the return of Filipino musical group APO Hiking Society after four years of retiring and composed of Danny Javier, Jim Paredes and Boboy Garovillo which are now on the new home IBC. They joined by the showbiz comeback of Antoinette Taus and Rica Peralejo, with Bela Padilla, Bianca Manalo, Alfred Vargas, Ramon Bautista and Brod Pete as their co-hosts.


Current segmentsEdit

Ikaw ang Superstar (2010-2014)Edit

This segment serves as an opening for the show. A singing contest to be discover the talents participated in by young students with a popstar, very much like the singing contest where the daily winners will be pitted against the weekly winners for competing the weekly finals, monthly finals and quarter finals like a singing superstars will get an Extreme Magic Sing. The homegrown winner will have the chance to compete with other 11 winners from IBC radio stations nationwide in the grand championship finals.

The contestants in this competition are singing in musical instrument and accompaniment in a way helping recording companies of the production while the recording of songs in electric musical instruments like piano, gitars and organ. The contest is open to young Filipinos aged 15 to 25 years old to join the contest with voice and stage training, trophies, cash.

The cash prizes of P1,000,000 million pesos and other fabulous prizes awaits the winner including a music recording deal contract with IBC Records and a talent management contract with IBC Talent Center.

Sayaw Kabataan (2010-2014)Edit

Sayaw Kabataan which will display the dancing prowess of young contestants here the families share their talents in a group performance that has recently performed and his/her  talent (Singing, Dancing, Acting, etc.).

Up to ten bonus points are up for grabs in this round of the daily performance advance, depending on their average performance score. After three rounds, the most points in the end will win and advance to weekly, monthly will receive a cash prize and a limited edition Lunch Break T-shirt.

Barangay Kapinoy (2013-2014)Edit

A new segment on Saturday, called Barangay Kapinoy. This applies to the chosen barangay of the day. For it to quality, it first MUST be well-organized, clean and well to be included.

Everyday a barangay is added to the list of "qualified" barangays, eventually summing up to more or less 13 barangays for the month. Otherwide, even just one violation of the requirements meant the disqualification of that barangay visit the location.

AJ, Josh and Aki will then go to that winner's house. There, the host will congratulate the winning contestant, and will instantly be given the food of the day, courtesy of Coca-Cola and McDonalds. Usually two plates of dishes with a bowl of rise, a dessert, Coca-Cola products and McDonalds foods. They will also receive three appliances from Hanabishi and 1 sack of rice. During the holiday edition on October to December, the prizes given on the sewgment are a Noche Buena package, and groceries for the family.

There the host will hand them an account, courtesy of PLDT telephones and Talk N' Text and Globe cellphones, containing a certain amount for the contestant to use. Before they go, AJ, Josh and Aki give their final cash prize that usually go from 13,000 to 30,000 pesos. On rare occasions, the final cash prize is greater than 30,000 pesos (e.g. a family where the husband was crippled by electrocution was awarded 50,000 pesos). After that, the Whattaboys will lay out numbers in the streets from 1-113, and all who wish to be eligible to win 10,000 pesos have to bring 13 plastic bottles, a product of one of their sponsors, and a speific thing that the hosts will ask then, then they will race to the numbers in under a minute.

Winning 500 pesos each and additional 20,000 pesos total (P1,000 each). In the event of bad weather, the hosts will select a number of entries from the chosen barangay, and they will receive 10,000 pesos each from the hosts. 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 Kapnoy. 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.

This segment is done every week, from Mondays to Saturdays. Their location ranges nationwide, from different barangays and subdivisions across Metro Manila, all the way to provinces in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. There, they usually have their selected contestant registered the previous day, with a copy of their entries sent back to the studio to be drawn the next day.

Jeep Jeep Huray! (2012-2014)Edit

Every Monday to Friday, As LB Jeepney with a new mobile studio place right inside a 30-foot-long jeepney promises a rewarding journey where no passenger goes home empty-handed can play the game inside the colorful jeepney on wheels that lets three passengers play for cash and prizes. The game takes place right inside a 30-foot-long jeepney that also serves as the new mobile studio. Nadia Montenegro promises a rewarding journey where no passenger goes home empty-handed. The inaugural trip of LB Jeepney before go to the winner's house began at the IBC station in Broadcast City and ended at the IBC offices at the Legaspi Village in Makati City where a blessing ceremony was held for the Kapinoy Network’s unique mobile studio.

The game has three levels — Green, Yellow and Red. In each level, contestants get eliminated but with take home cash and other prizes. Green level asks four general knowledge questions. The first two to fail to answer will be eliminated in the first round of questions, but will take home P1,000 in cash and minor prizes.

Knock Knock Kumusta (2010-2014)Edit

The wall clocks were given out to a lucky household member whose home was posted with a sticker as the final production number for the show. The game started with 50 players answering a series of multiple choice questions (A, B, C, or D), hoping to eliminate all others until one remains. The type of question involved the scientific names of plants, with at least two of the four choices noticeably joke answers.

The winner of the elimination round then moves on to the jackpot round where he or she begins by choosing one of three bayongs marked Lunch Break (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 would offer cash (pera) in exchange for the contestant abandoning the prize hidden in the bayong. Each offer, Ryan Agoncillo lead the crowd in asking Knock Knock Kumusta 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.

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 a TV inside the cafeteria at the IBC-13 studios 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.

Test Screan (2010-2014)Edit

Every Saturdays, a segment with host Carlos Agassi where live studio audience will serve as an on-camera acting workshop will compete against the clock and complete three levels to win up to ₱60,000 with their IBC Administrative Services and Human Resources Department for would-be actors and actresses, young and old alike. In level one, they have three minutes to finish a challenge, and the contestant with the fastest time earns ₱20,000. In level two, contestants must perform a challenge related to knowledge and finish in two minutes. The fastest one will answer first and the slowest next.

The contestant with the correct answer will earn ₱20,000. In level three, there will be one final challenge that has to be performed in one minute thirty seconds to win the final prize of ₱40,000. At the end of three levels, the contestant who has accumulated the most money in their bank will win the amount. Otherwise ₱5,000 as a consolation prize if cannot wins in any rounds. If in case a draw, in both teams will equally half the cash prize in any three rounds. Five random bystanders of the winning team will also win a Globe.

Olympic Quiz Mo! (2010-2014)Edit

Every Saturday, aims to instill in the youth the love for sports they give away to Globe, Talk 'N Text, Touch Mobile and Sun Cellular subscribers get a chance to play the sports game limits the time to 2 minutes. Each of game sports like basketball, boxing, football, baseball, golf, olympic game, motorcycle, billiards, racing, tennis, volleyball and many more to forms physical activity. Head to the sports round and receive a limited-edition Lunch Break t-shirt, the win the Jackpot prize of P60,000, plus their winning prize.

Former segmentsEdit

Commercial parodies (2010-2013)Edit

Spoof a TV commercial parodies. These commercial parody and advertisements for spoofs. Lunch Break host with their speial guest stars are the mostly seen characters on the commercial spoofs in the advertisements parody.

Lets Do the Grocery (2010-2013)Edit

Played weekdays, Lets Do the Grocery in the race against time and each other as they try to complete in 3 minutes the grocery list of the demanding Chabelita. This time pressure-driven portion of the show will definitely keep your heart rate up. There, the host Pat Natividad and Smokey Manaloto will congratulate instantly be given a variety of sponsors and also receive gift packs plus cash and gift checks.

PVS: Panalo Videoke Showdown (2010-2013)Edit

Every Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, they will sing a specific song and will be judged by 5 judges who give a score from the range of 15-30 points, the one with the highest points, wins P25,000 while the other contestant wins P3,000, both with consolation prizes. Made up of 5 to 25 members battle out in a three-round competition daily for a chance to win the ₱1,000,000 grand finale prize.

Ka-Gangnam Style (2012-2013)Edit

Played every other Saturdays, three random by the standers from the daily location perform in a dance contest to PSY's two hit single Gangnam Style and Gentlemen. Each contestant dances a sample to the song tunes for the sixty seconds. At the end, all three contestants are dance at head-to-head in the showdown. The contestant chosen by the live audience's popularity wins ₱5,000.

HolyDay on Pasko Say (December 2012)Edit

The fun holiday-themed games present contest that will challenge the mention gift items and Christmas song lyrics to their songs.

Accostic Christmas Carol (December 2000)Edit

Participated in by 3-6 members group using accostic instruments.

Cash-Ko Na! (December 2010)Edit

Played Tuesdays and Thursdays, and sponsored by Bench, the contestant who won in the game will choose from 11 box from A-E which contains different sizes of umbrellas extra small, small, medium, large, and extra large. after picking the umbrella the contestant will now have the chance to win up to P200,000 by collecting 200 peso bills inside a capsule for 60 seconds. While all of the studio audience will guess the amount of the money collected by the contestant by writing it on a board and the one who will get the nearest amount will take home the same amount of the collected money of the contestant.

Other segmentsEdit

  • Little Dream Boy 2001 (2001)
  • Cyberlook (2000-2003, 2010-2011)
  • Dance Dynamica (2001-2003)
  • Super Girlash (2000-2003, 2010-2011)
  • Pinoy Heartthrob (2000-2003, 2010-2012)
  • Charing Squad (2001-2003, 2010-2012)
  • Pretty Lady (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) (2000-2003, 2010-2011)
  • Glamour Mom (2001-2003)
  • Honda TODA King (2001-2002)
  • Christmas Wish Tree - kids participating (December 2000)
  • Loud & Proud (2001-2003)
  • Pasikatan (2000-2003, 2010-2011)
  • Little Darling (2001-2002)
  • Exotic Divas (2001-2003)
  • Beach Buddies (2001-2003)

Special episodesEdit



MTRCB suspensionEdit

Lunch Break host Ryan Agoncillo, Joy Viado, TJ Trinidad and Nadia Montenegro gets the punk acts of jokes are got warnings from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB). Eventuallly, the IBC Board of Directors management when the four main hosts was suspended by the MTRCB for 20 days.

This was due to comments to fake of Smokey Manaloto against the studios will punch attacked, especially on police, heard live on July 22, 2013. IBC relieved Manaloto of his jury duty, the suspension was served against the 4 main host effective on August 16, 2013 to August 23, 2013.

The suspension perior, however lasted only for 7 days after the Court of Appeals issed a 60-day temporary restraining order agaisn the MTRCB. The issuance of the order, and therefore the return of Lunch Break main hosts are Ryan, Joy, TJ and Nadia came back with a bang after their suspension was announced on August 24, 2013.

Awards and NominationsEdit

Golden Screen AwardsEdit

  • 2014 Winner, Outstanding Male Host in A Musical/Variety Program (Ryan Agoncillo)
  • 2014 Winner, Outstanding Female Host in A Musical/Variety Program (Annabelle Rama)
  • 2014 Winner, Outstanding Variety Program

Mabini Media AwardsEdit

  • 2014 Winner, Best Television Variety Program

USTv Student Choice AwardsEdit

  • 9th USTv Student's Choice Awards (Best Variety Show Host) - Won (Ryan Agoncillo)
  • 9th USTv Student's Choice Awards (Best Variety Show) - Won

Gawad Tanglaw AwardsEdit

  • 2013 11th Gawad Tanglaw Awards (Best Variety Show Host) - Won (Ryan Agoncillo and Joy Viado)
  • 2013 11th Gawad Tanglaw Awards (Best Variety Show) - Won

KBP Golden Dove AwardsEdit

  • 2012 KBP Golden Dove Awards (Best Variety Show) - Won

Anak TV Seal AwardsEdit

  • 2013 Anak TV Seal Awardee (Most Well-Liked TV Program) - Won
  • 2012 Anak TV Seal Awardee (Most Favorite TV Programs) - Won
  • 2011 Anak TV Seal Awardee (Most Favorite TV Programs) - Nominated

PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionEdit

  • 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television (Best Male TV Host) - Won (Ryan Agoncillo)
  • 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television (Best Female TV Host) - Won (Joy Viado)
  • 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television (Best Variety Show) - Won
  • 26th PMPC Star Awards for Television (Best Variety Show) - Won
  • 26th PMPC Star Awards for Television (Best Variety Show Host) - Won (Ryan Agoncillo and Joy Viado)
  • 25th PMPC Star Award For TV (Best Variety Show) - Nominated

See alsoEdit


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