About Boy Abunda

Boy Abunda is a Filipino journalist, talent manager and television personality.

Boy Abunda - the Philippine King of Talk

He was born on October 29, 1955 in Borongan City. When his father died, he dropped out of school and tried odd jobs to survive. He later found a job in Metropolitan Theater as an assistant stage manager and became an assistant to Conching Sunico, the administrator of Metropolitan Theater who taught him about public relations. After two years, he put up his own PR company called Backroom, Inc.

While doing PR consulting jobs for GMA Network, a network executive at the time, suggested that he try television. Soon, he became one of the hosts of Startalk, an entertainment talk show. In 1999, he subsequently moved to ABS-CBN where he currently hosts five shows: The Buzz, Private Conversations, The Bottomline and SNN.

Boy Abunda also produced an album titled “Melodic Conversations”.


AWARDS

  • Winner, Best Showbiz Oriented Show Host – PMPC Star Awards for TV
    • Startalk (1995-1999)
    • The Buzz (1999-2008) (tied with Paolo Bediones in 2005)
    • SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (2009)
  • Winner, Best Public Affairs Program Host – PMPC Star Awards for TV
    • Private Conversations (2004)
  • Winner, Best Celebrity Talk Show Host – PMPC Star Awards for TV
    • Homeboy (2006)
    • Boy and Kris (2007-2008)
  • Nominated, Best Celebrity Talk Show Host – PMPC Star Awards for TV
    • Boy and Kris (2009)
  • Winner, Best Talk Show Host – UPLB Gandingan Awards
    • Homeboy (2006)
    • Boy and Kris (2007-2008)

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29 comments

  1. roger gobs says:

    Dear Sir Boy,
    I’m an avid fan of yours, i see your sincerity in taking care of your talents. That’s why i want you to check this guy out in Cebu. He has the resemblance of both Rico Yan and AJ Perez combined. So, let your staff visit Red Ribbon in SM City, Cebu. The name of the guy is GIAN, i saw it in his nameplate. I think he will be a good material.
    Thank you, and God Bless you and Family always.

    roger

  2. Chef Larry Celeridad says:

    Dear Mr. Boy Abunda,

    I always watch your program. I am an ABS CBN fan and I’ve been thinking for a long time to show my talent; Im Chef Larry Celeridad Im a Chef for 12 years , Im A Chef Instructor of CCA Saint Benilde, La Salle Lipa, Lyceum Manila, Trinity of Asia I’ve been featured in some magazine like housekeeping magazine and Ive done some demo with Sylvia Reynoso Gala and Heny Sison. Some of my students are Tristan Encarnation, Rosebud Benitez, Ryan Yllana, Aaron Villena. Is it possible for you to help me as a talent manager, to have a culinary program or guesting in some tv shows.Im strong in cooking hot foods can bake and my specialty which is im the only one in the Phil. knows garde manager (cold food beautiful display in a buffet).Hoping for your reply.

    For your Info I have a Culinary School (FCA Future Culinary Arts) which is 7 years operation in Cavite accredited by TESDA

  3. magic says:

    pls sir send me ur real twitter account> i hav something 2 share i ikakagulat ng buong mundo… dis s serious….. topic> MANNY PACQUIAO real kabet!!!

  4. Joey says:

    Hello Boy it is rather short for me to comment on the too many talks about the Azkals out there. Are we in for another kind of wrong free commercials re the Azkals, or does the now talked dole outs of the PCSO will include a hidden but big budget for these players? What about our basketball teams, our bowling teams, our softball teams, and our young and good Olympic hopefuls.
    Does the Azkals do celebrate in winning one and losing a hundred? Are they ready for the fight, or are they ready to become mistresses of movie stars, or pimps to those left behind, let us say – give credence to those that deserves it. I bet you Boy that those actresses who are towing the not so Filipinized Azkals will surely go down the drain and will also drain their money, most of all their life….So What anyway.

  5. Francis Nob says:

    Dear Mr, Abunda,

    I am Francis Nob from Lipa City. But I am writing to you now regarding a club that you are endorsing, namely: http://www.clubastoriaplaza.com/.

    We are members of this club since 2008 and the first time we used our privilege is only this year when we traveled to KL this year. Our subscription in on alternating year and so we still have a credit for 2011.

    I call last week to reserve dates for Astoria Shaw on August and for Astoria Boracay on November. After waiting for a return call for a week, I called again today only to be told by a certain Zha-zha that our credit has already expired.

    I was fuming mad and demanded such decision be reviewed management.

    I thinking something is wrong here. This is not how the Astorai Club membership was presented to us when they were still trying to convince us to pay P180,000 for the membership,

    I was told that an email was sent to my 65 year old auntie. This is totally wrong. If there should be changes in the privileges of the membership, Astoria should exert effort to personally inform the members and personal calls should be made before the benefits expire.

    Your photo is in their site and for us, such is an assurance that services of institution you endorse are of highest quality.

    I hope you can help us.

    Thank you.

  6. gio says:

    hello boy bakit galit n galit c cristy fermin kay cris at syo

  7. gian says:

    im here in canada edmonton asking lang pejro minsan oa c kris pero ok lng yun at yung blind item nila cristy fermin nagyong july15 c kris ulit n ayw makausap o makasam ng pulitician n di umanoy nanliligaw daw sa kanya/

  8. gian says:

    bgay mo s akin yung tel no mao pwede b kiat makausap pls idol kita

  9. gian says:

    at may frnd ako dito n kmukah ni tita swarding
    hello daw syo nsa calgary cia

  10. gian says:

    watchme lagi ng the buzz dito, at minsan yung paparazzi kaos minsan oa n din eh, the buzz muna bago ang laht nsa calagry me ng sat and sun mon n balik namin s a edmonton pki bati mo n man kami sa the bizz at yung frnd ko dito n candian n c loucean pls pls pls.l gusto kiat makausap sana kung pwede

  11. gian says:

    may concert c lea salonga dito sa aug 27 8pm watch me
    and my frnd. psl greet mo namn yung mag tag brewsters edmonton and calagry headed by the controller ms violet tolentino and nancy yan agent and don macdonalds and west and kirt and my boss brendon and luke and connie king pls. thanks and lucean my frnd and delmara rabaca n kambal ni tita swarding and arnold and rain adn jade and rg and cristina pls n kadarating lang nila sa calagry nung thursday pls, thanks boy. my frnd,. hahahaha. [email protected] 102 01803 117 st nw edmonton ab t5h 3n4 pls. thanks. hello to kc and charlene and to tony mabesa,ferere, lambino, ah gonzaga ok ,hahaahaha/

  12. gian says:

    july 22-31 taste of edmonton and july 21-30 capitalex , and street festival july 15-17 and fringe festival july 18-23 and herritage festival aug 1st week . i think, ok thanks boy.,

  13. junjun medran says:

    hi boy,

    I just thought I share this with you to inspire Nurses here and around the world.Filipino Nurses are the best because they put their hearts in their job.A filipino nurse was choosen amongst 600 British nominated nurses.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqA98z4Gv-M

    http://www.facebook.com/junjun.medran

  14. val says:

    Hi Boy,

    Mga 2 or 3 months ago, tinatry namin na mga taga Metropolitan Community Church (an LGBT church) na maipaabot sa yo ang aming imbetasyon para sa yo na nagaanyaya sa yo na umattend sa aming 20th anniversary this September 4, 2011 sa Grand Opera Hotel. Nagpadala kami ng email ng invitation sa La Carmela Restaurant sa Makati at finafallow-up namin yon every now and then pero hindi pa rin kami nakakakuha ng feedback from the staff of the restaurant. Kinausap na rin namin ang manager at siya ang nagsabi na magfafollow-up sa inyo pero tuwing tumatawag kami sa sa kanya laging wala pang feedback.

    Actually gustro ka lang namin anyayahan na dumalo sa aming 20th anniversary para samahan kami sa aming pag-celebrate sa patuloy na pagpapamalas ng Diyos ng kanyang kabutihan sa Metropolitan Community Church sa loob ng 20years. Ang MCC Makati continues to reach out to the LGBT people in the country. And aming simbahan ay patuloy na nagbubukas para sa kanila upang maipaalam sa kanila na khit mga LGBT sila, sila ay mahal na mahal pa rin ng Diyos.

    Kung mapagbibigyan mo kami na pasyalan sa aming pagtitipon tipon sa darating na Sep’t 4, 2011 eto po ay aming ikalulugod sapagkat magiging malaking inspirasyon yon sa ating mga kapatiran namga LGBT.

    Saan ka namin pwedeng padalhan ng aming invitation letter at papano po namin kayo maabot kapatid na Boy?

    I provided my email address in this form, so if you can respond to my email…I would really appreciate it Boy.

    Maraming maraming salamat po.

  15. tito boy, isa po ako ofw, sa banda po nangaling po kami ng grupo ko vietnam,last year ngayon andito napo kami ngayon sa pinas, hihingi lang po sana ako ng pabor sa inyo, na baka pwede nyong matulungan ang aking grupo na makapasok, or makapagtrabaho as a music band sa pagcor,..umuwi po kami ng grupo ko, sa kakadahilanan nagkasakit ang isang meyembro ko. sa kasamaan palad kaming grupo ay kaylangan umuwi na muna, ang problema po naman dito sa atin, kaylangan na may kakilala kang tao na mataas ang katungkulan sa pagcor, eh wala po kaming alam na pwede namin malapitan, para man lang makapasok sa pagcor. sa kasalukuyan jobless po ngayon ang grupo ko…sana ma pansin nyo itong mensahe ko sa inyo. taga samar po ako..nananinirahan sa laguna..salamat po tito boy..sana pagpalain ka nawa ng dios

  16. Tess says:

    Dear Mr. Abunda,

    I hope you’re doing ok. I am writing to you because I would like to know how my niece (a Fil-Am from Florida) will be one of your talents. In a nutshell, my niece is 21 years old, a BS Psychology graduate, and recently was one of the candidates in the prestigious Ms. Florida-Universe. She and her parents are visiting Manila in November 2011 to meet up with a talent manager (I do not want to name her but she’s quite known also), but I would want her to be in your care as a talent because I believe in your integrity as a person and that being said, I know that my niece will be in good hands. My niece resembles the Ms. Philippines-Universe, Ms. Supsup.

    Mr. Abunda, I hope you will take time out to notice this message and I hope you will give my niece an appointment to meet with you in November 2011 when she visits Manila. Should you be replying to me my email is posted above, and looking forward to receive an email from you. Thank you and more power. God bless

    Tess

  17. Peejay Herce says:

    I suggest you produce a TV show, like Oprah does…

    Suggestion for a Show on TV

    Oprah winfrey network in the USA has an unprecedented, the six-part
    television series “Finding Sarah” documents Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of
    York’s emotional struggle to rebuild her life.

    I suggest you also make a show like this in the Philippines, I suggest you
    have Nora Aunor, starting when she comeback to the US, with highlight with
    her undergoing surgery. Her day to day life and undersoing the surgery and
    after that. Suggest her to go to a Psychiatrist to solve issues within
    herdelf, emotionally.

    I believe, this is a good idea,since she has fans also from the higher
    class, and
    also good for the Filipino channel promotion.

  18. Sandra says:

    Dear Mr. Boy Abunda,

    I’m an avid fun of yours…….a mother and a plain housewife named Don, 17 years old from Tacloban City, Leyte. Tinawagan po kmi for a contest on the lunchtime show sa abs-cbn daw. I see your sincerity in taking care of your talents, i do hope you can help him, he is very much willing to become an artist someday.
    Thank you and may God Bless you always.
    just search hm donmichealvalle.

  19. Hello sir. Remember me? It has been a long time since I last saw you. 1998. I am a student doctor then in UST (Medicus Et Vitae Fraternity singing contest, Drs Wongchai and Ngo). Di pa rin kayo nagbabago. Same old brilliant host and still flying high with great comments and interviews. Kudos to you sir and I salute you no end.

    Thank you and God bless.

  20. nimbus says:

    If I have an idea for a show? Where should I go and who to talk to? I have several ideas for a tv show and it is all original.

  21. Koy says:

    Hello Boy Abunda,

    I have been watching you on The Buzz and I noticed how your interviews with celebrities lack objectivity. I personally believe that is the role of the interviewer to get as much information out of the interviewee and at most should keep their personal beliefs to themselves. It seems as though for every question you ask, your opinion is listed even before the interviewee can answer the question. Does that not make the interviewee respond with a biased answer? And as for the length of your questions..they take more air time than the answer of the interviewee. So..the question really is, are you interviewing who your interviewing or are you publicly announcing your opinion?

  22. Beth says:

    Hi Boy,

    You might say that I am a fan because I am impressed with your intelligence, wit, humor, education, spirituallity and knowledge of the world. All of us here in BC, Canada (family & friends) always watch your shows. I know Kris Aquino is your friend, pero di ba bagay sila ni Richard Yap (also known as Papa Chen Sy of My Binondo Girl)? Ewan ko ba why I imagine them together (in a project) – I don’t know if he’s married. They’re both Chinese (good) looking but mukhang total opposites. Where Kris is kikay & kaloka, Richard teems with quiet strength & seems a responsible guy, which is what the kind of man Kris needs in her life (I don’t mean Papa Chen’s character in the series). May angles din si Richard na hawig ni late Ninoy Aquimo (kris’ dad). I hope you can guest him the THE BUZZ. While also on the topic of “guesting”, can you invite the Pinoy Biggest Loser male (ex)contestants who are Restaurateurs, to THE BUZZ – like Ryan (who owns Teresita’s), Eboy (who owns Pedeli’s) and Art (who owns various bars). How has their experience in the camp and in the show affected their lifestyle and how will it affect them since their source of income is in the Food & Beverage Industry? Thanks so much and I look forward to seeing these men in THE BUZZ. God bless!

  23. Darryl Kohut says:

    My son who is half Philippino won a Winnipeg Cbc Canada contest for the best band in the city . We were wondering if you can point us in the right direction as to who we can contact to promote him and his band in the Philippines.

    Best Regards

    Darryl and Evangleine Kohut

  24. geraldine says:

    hi tito boy.(wow feeling close.)i admire your love to your nanay.kaya ganon ko dn ka mahal mama ko.isa po sya Day care worker for almost 15-20 yrs.pina ka uno nya yatang studyante nurse na po.pero sa 20yrs nyang DCW hanggang ngayon honorarium parin po sya.kaya saludo po kaming mga anak nya sa kanya..pero kc sa time na ngayon sya/kami ung na ngangailangan ng tulong from our govt.pero ni isa wala man lang pong tumolong.kailangan po kc namin or gusto po kc namin na ma operahan sister po namin sa ears nya,dala2 nya na po ito mula ng bata sya.sa kahirapan ng buhay kaya na baliwala lang po namin..hanggang sa kanina kala nya kasi may na iwan na bulak sa loob ng tainga nya,pero sabi ng doctor d daw bulak at kailangan na ng madaliang operasyon para d kumalat sa utak.pls po kami po ay kumakatok sa iyong puso.para sa operasyon wala po kc sa lugar namin kaya kailangan dalhin sa manila.pero kapos nga po kc kami.we just lost our bother po last 2 months.kaya sana naman po ma pansin nyo ako.thanks po and God Bless

  25. LO says:

    Hi Mr. Boy Abunda, I am a big fan of your work and all the things that you stand for. I just want to say something about your talent Hermes Bautista, I heard a lot of not-so-good things about him. Some of my friends met him and he took advantage of them.. One of them is from abroad and she even went back home just to meet him because he promised he’ll wait for him but when he got what he wanted he just left her like that hanging and stopped all their communications. I am just a concern friend here, because she really thought he’d be different and now she is in a bad shape. I hope you can help me with this. I feel so bad for her.

    Thank you and God Bless.

  26. Bernard says:

    Hi Boy,

    I am a fan from Australia – my Philipino wife and I watch Bandila regularly and even though i can understand little of it, I am very impressed with how well you relate to people you interview, how you are always exceptionally well presented, your level of professionalism, the depth of knowledge you have on so many subjects, your grasp of the English language, etc etc. In summary you are very entertaining and a joy to watch.

    Praise where Praise is due!

    Thank you,

    Bernard

  27. maribel canete says:

    Hi tito boy and good morning. Ang galing mo kagabi at congratulations sa lahat ng talk show mo. maiba naman tito boy ang galing galing ni Soren at smart pa. Congratulations sa bagong kasal at dalawang kids nila ni Soren at carmina. napaiyak din kami kahit nanood lang ng video nila. once again congratulations to the newly wed Soren and carmina.

  28. Jessie Magundayao says:

    Im planning to go to ABS-CBN Sir Boy sana po kung mabigyan nyo ako ng time kung anong oras kyo makikita dyan sa work nyo it will be a great appreciation. By the Way Sir Boy my name again is Jessie Magundayao nakatira po ako dito sa 481 Maganda St. Sampaloc Manila im working sa City Hall po ng Manila sa City Treasurer’s Office, personal lang po ako sadya ko sa inyo kung papalarin. maraming salamat po sa inyo!

  29. aireen abasolo says:

    DEAR,BOY ABUNDA

    Hello po..Im from eastern samar and i want to be an actress.Im only 13 yrs.old plang po..Sna ma bsa niyo po to dahil gusto ko po mgkatotoo ang pangarap ko,,THANKS PO..PLSS.sna mabasa niyo po