Martin Nievera issues on ASAP 20, new segment

A Sunday noontime show ASAP 20, all about music turns out to be a game show now.

Martin Nievera, 53 year-old Filipino singer, songwriter, and actor clarifies his comment regarding recent tweet about new format of ASAP 20. He is one of the main hosts of Sunday musical variety show on ABS-CBN, which turn out to be a game show with their new segment.

On 5 February 1995, show aired its pilot episode with their own theme song, Hot na Hot sa ASAP, airs live every Sunday noon. Current ASAP 20, a music noontime show mainly presented by some of the country’s premier performers. Including Martin Nievera , Gary Valenciano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Vina Morales alongside Piolo Pascual, Sarah Geronimo, Toni Gonzaga and Bamboo. The program is currently the longest-running Sunday noontime variety show on Philippine television and is broadcasts worldwide through ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel.

Concert King Martin Nievera posted on his Twitter page, “What has happened to the noon time shows on Sunday ????,” Sunday night. Questioned the new format of the Sunday noontime show, supposedly all musical show that focused live hosting and skits.

A new segment was added to ASAP 20, the Pa Nae Nae Boys vs Pabebe Girls Showdown aside from the staple ASAP production numbers after Kapuso Network launched new format of Sunday noontime show, from “Sunday All Stars” to “Sunday Pinasaya” with Marian Rivera and Ai Ai delas Alas as main hosts. Controversial tweet then trend on social media, however, Martin Nievera made some classifications regarding his recent post.

He quote, “we should welcome and try all formats. Change is good. We can shift back and forth.”We try to satisfy many markets with dignity and class. After 20 years asap can be all it can and give more. We reinvent or we die. So relax all everything U want in asap is still there- plus more!

As of 2015, Martin Nievera, John Prats, Antoinette Taus and Jolina Magdangal were the only original ASAP cast left, began in 1995. IMAGE/STAR

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