Cristy FerMinute (previously Cristy Per Minute) is a weekday afternoon television entertainment news and talk show, and is now a showbiz-oriented commentary live radio talk show in the Philippines. It was premiered on ABS-CBN as Cristy Per Minute which started from February 6, 1995, to January 7, 2000. CPM aired Monday to Friday 1:30 pm after 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila which was later replaced by Magandang Tanghali Bayan from 1995 to 1999 and later its moved to 3:00 pm before Hoy Gising! until the show ended; on November 8, 2010, its name was changed to Cristy FerMinute, which is currently airing via One PH on free-to-air digital and cable television and simulcast on the flagship radio station of TV5, 92.3 Radyo5 True FM. Both shows are hosted by Cristy Fermin.

Cristy FerMinute
Also known asCristy Per Minute
GenreTalk show, Entertainment news
Created byABS-CBN Corporation
TV5 Network and Cignal TV
Presented byCristy Fermin
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageFilipino
No. of episodesN/A (aired daily)
ProducerRoldeo Endrinal
Running time30 minutes
(Cristy Per Minute)
60 minutes
(Cristy FerMinute)
Original release
ReleaseFebruary 6, 1995 (1995-02-06) –
January 7, 2000 (2000-01-07)
One PH
ReleaseFebruary 21, 2011 (2011-02-21) –
Showbiz Lingo/Showbiz Lingo Plus (ABS-CBN)
Cristy FerMinute
Title card on One PH
GenreEntertainment news
Running time1 hour
Country of originPhilippines
Home stationDWFM (2010–present)
Hosted byCristy Fermin
Romel Chika
Created byTV5 Network and Cignal TV
Narrated byMartin Andanar (2010-present)
Mox De Vera (2019-present)
Recording studio
Original releaseNovember 8, 2010 (2010-11-08) –
No. of episodesN/A (airs daily)

Cristy Per Minute on ABS-CBN edit

Cristy Fermin was one of the hosts of the top-rating Sunday showbiz show Showbiz Lingo. When ABS-CBN executives saw her expertise in exploiting the latest showbiz news, they decided to put up a daily afternoon show that the masses would also look forward to aside from Showbiz Lingo. Cristy Per Minute was conceptualized by ABS-CBN and aired its first episode on January 30, 1995. In here, Cristy can interview famous showbiz personalities about their latest events, dish out her own opinions and even letting the viewers have their own view about the intrigues and headlines.[1] Every Friday, the show also had its Grand Fans Day to honor and recognize celebrities who gained popularity and at the peak of their careers.

The show was also hosted by Ogie Diaz and John Lapus, where they worked with Fermin also in the top-rated Sunday talk show Showbiz Lingo. Their job on the show is to guide the viewers about the latest topics through voting and texting, wherein they have to answer a poll question and through their own segments. The question is about the celebrity that guested on the show.[2] Along with Diaz and Lapus, Gia Garchitorena was also joined in as co-host of the show, all 3 were hired by then-Supervising producer Deo Endrinal.[3]

Cristy Per Minute made a tremendous run for quite some time that it had broken the monotony of the afternoon programming that was traditionally reserved for afternoon drama programs. Due to their immense popularity at the 1:30 pm time slot, their rival program "Eat Bulaga!" created a 10-minute showbiz segment "Aminin!" as a pre-emptive move. But "Cristy Per Minute" would later on sustain their high ratings when their sister program "'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila" came up with "'Wag Isnabin" as a response. In February 8, 1999, the show had to move on its new timeslot at 3:00 pm when ABS-CBN decided to produce afternoon dramas again on the noontime block starting with "Marinella". In January 7, 2000, the show aired its final episode after a successful 5-year run on the network.[citation needed]

Cristy FerMinute on Radyo5/One PH edit

Fermin, who is now working for TV5, is currently hosting a showbiz-oriented commentary radio show on 92.3 Radyo5 True FM, where the show is called Cristy FerMinute. Debuting on FM radio on November 8, 2010, name seemed to be synonymous to the show she had on ABS-CBN for 4 years, but her name was there, only added the "-ute" after her surname. She is joined by Richard Pinlac as her co-host during the first 4 years, until Pinlac was replaced by Ronnie Carasco and Wendell Alvarez (Fermin's substitute host while Carasco is not on air). Elmer Reyes and Arniel Serato later joined the show, a few months after the program's pilot episode. Romel Chika is currently her co-host. The radio show dishes out the latest showbiz news that are currently happening in the country and in abroad.[4]

Currently, the show is produced by Cignal TV. It is simulcast on television via AksyonTV from 2011 to 2019 and One PH from 2019 to 2020 and since 2021. It also streams online on Facebook and YouTube via One PH.

Hosts edit

Main Host edit

Co-hosts edit

  • Ogie Diaz (1995–2000; segment host, Cristy Per Minute on ABS-CBN)
  • John Lapus (1995–2000; segment host, Cristy Per Minute on ABS-CBN)
  • Gia Garchitorena (1995–2000; segment host, Cristy Per Minute on ABS-CBN)
  • Richard Pinlac (1995–2000; segment host, Cristy Per Minute on ABS-CBN; 2010–2015; Cristy FerMinute on Radyo5 92.3 News FM)
  • MJ Felipe (1995–2000; segment host, Cristy Per Minute on ABS-CBN)
  • Martin D (1999-2000; segment host, Cristy Per Minute on ABS-CBN)
  • Elmer Reyes (2011–2015; Cristy FerMinute on Radyo5 92.3 News FM)
  • Arniel Serato (2011–2015; Cristy FerMinute on Radyo5 92.3 News FM)
  • Ronnie Carasco (2015–2017; Cristy FerMinute on Radyo5 92.3 News FM)
  • Wendell Alvarez (2017–2019; Cristy FerMinute on Radyo5 92.3 News FM, substitute host for Ronnie Carasco)
  • Romel Chika (2019–present; Cristy FerMinute on Radyo 92.3 News FM; now 92.3 Radyo5 True FM)

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: Christy per minute. YouTube.
  2. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: Christy per minute. YouTube.
  3. ^ "I owe my career to Deo". The Philippine STAR.
  4. ^ "92.3 NEWS FM (Powered by Radyo Singko) - Page 3 — Music and Radio".