These variety game shows are entertaining, touching and helping the lives Filipinos by their segments that exhibit humorous acts and taglines, their grand prizes that turn lots of Filipino to millionaires and their other segments that help out many unfortunate Filipino families.

Variety game shows are combination of game show and variety show.According to Wikipedia (2012), “a game show is a type of radio or television program in which members of the public, television personalities or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles usually for money and/or prizes” and “a variety show, also known as variety arts or variety entertainment, is an entertainment made up of a variety of acts (hence the name), especially musical performances and sketch comedy, and normally introduced by a compere (master of ceremonies) or host. ”Presently, Filipinos watch and support different variety game shows that fits their taste and reference. Eat Bulaga, It’s Showtime and Wil Time Bigtime are the three highest rating primetime and noontime variety game shows in the Philippines which showcase diverse manners and styles of attaining supporters. “Eat Bulaga is a noon-time variety show in the Philippines produced by Television And Production Exponents Inc. (TAPE) and aired by GMA Network also holds the record of being the longest running noontime show in Philippine Television that premiered on July 30, 1979 on RPMN at Broadcast City, Diliman, Quezon City (Wikipedia, 2012).

In accordance with Wikipedia (2012), “Wil Time Bigtime (formerly known as Willing Willie) is a Philippine primetime variety game show broadcast by TV5 and premiered on October 23, 2010 with its main host Willie Revillame and Mo twister as co-host. It is produced by Wil Productions, Inc. and airs from Mondays to Saturdays. ” “It's Showtime (formerly known as Showtime) is a Philippine noontime variety show broadcast by ABS-CBN. The show premiered October 24, 2009 as a morning talent show for over four regular seasons and various special editions.On January 28, 2012, the show aired its final episode with its two year competition format and ended with a mysterious and impartial farewell.

On January 30, the program revealed a teaser showing its reincarnated look as a reformatted noontime show now entitled It's Showtime, which premiered on February 6, 2012. The show simulcasted on Studio 23 during its relaunch week. It also airs live daily on CgeTV's website (Wikipedia, 2012). ” Statement of the Problem and Objectives of the Study General Problem:What is the impact of Philippine variety game shows to Filipino values on the perception of 2nd year Accountancy students? Specific Problems: 1) What particular Philippine variety game shows do Filipinos commonly watch? 2) Why do Filipinos watch these Philippine variety game shows? 3) How does it affect the lifestyle and values of Filipinos? General Objective: To inform Filipinos about the effects of watching and supporting these variety game shows on their values. Specific Objectives: 1) To identify the Philippine variety shows that Filipinos commonly watch. ) To cite reasons why these game shows are supported by Filipinos.

3) To know the influences gained by supporting these variety game shows. Significance of the Study This study is significant to the following: To Filipinos, who fondly watch and support the variety game show that entertains them. To Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who are somehow helping them cope with the melancholic feeling of being away from their home and their family. To Filipinos, who became largely dependent and relying to the game shows and must be thinking of ways on how they will be uplifting and stabilizing their lives.To beneficiaries and deprived Filipinos, who are helped and assisted out by the segments of the show. To future researchers, who will benefit and continue to improve and develop this study.

Scope and Limitation of the Study This study is limited and mainly focused on the effects of watching Philippine variety game shows to Filipino values on the view of 2nd year Accountancy students. It does not include the competition and rivalry running among the highest rating primetime or noontime variety shows as well as the different issues and controversies pertaining to the shows.