Cristy Per Minute

Cristy Per Minute (later Cristy FerMinute) was a weekday afternoon entertainment news and talk show, 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 until February 5, 1999. CPM aired Monday to Friday 1:30 pm after 'Sang Linggo nAPO Sila which was later replaced by Magandang Tanghali Bayan and it moved to 3:00 pm until it ended in 2000, then in 2010, its name was changed to Cristy FerMinute, which is currently airing on the flagship radio station of TV5 Network, 92.3 NewsFM. Both shows are hosted by Cristy Fermin.

Cristy Per Minute
Also known asCristy FerMinute
GenreTalk show, Entertainment news
Created byABS-CBN Corporation
(Cristy Per Minute)
TV5 Network
(Cristy FerMinute)
Presented byCristy Fermin
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageFilipino
No. of episodesN/A (airs daily)
ProducerDeo Endrinal
Running time30-45 minutes
(Cristy Per Minute)
120 minutes
(Cristy FerMinute)
Original networkABS-CBN (1995–1999)
92.3 NewsFM (2010–present)
AksyonTV (2011–2019)
One PH (2019–2020, 2021-present)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseAs Cristy Per Minute:
February 6, 1995 – February 5, 1999
As Cristy Ferminute:
November 8, 2010 –
Preceded byCinemascoop
(January 11, 1988 – 1989)
(February 10, 1992 – January 27, 1995 moved to GMA Network in the same year)
Followed byMarinella (ABS-CBN)
Related showsShowbiz Lingo/Showbiz Lingo Plus (ABS-CBN)

Cristy Per Minute on ABS-CBNEdit

Cristy Fermin back then 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 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 sometime in 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] There is a Grand Fans Day with the several celebrities every Friday.

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 beaten the rival network's showbiz-oriented shows. However in February 5, 1999, the show had to air its final episode after a successful 4-year run on the network.[citation needed]

Cristy FerMinute on 92.3 News FMEdit

Fermin, who is now working in TV5 due to the suspension given to her by ABS-CBN, is currently hosting a showbiz-oriented commentary radio show on 92.3 NewsFM, where the show is called Cristy Ferminute. The name seemed to be synonymous to the show she had here in channel 2 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. The radio show dishes out the latest showbiz news that are currently happening in the country and in abroad.[4]

The Cristy Per Minute HostsEdit

Main HostEdit


  • Ogie Diaz (1995–1999; segment host, Cristy Per Minute on ABS-CBN)
  • John Lapus (1995–1999; segment host, Cristy Per Minute on ABS-CBN)
  • Gia Garchitorena (1995–1999; segment host, Cristy Per Minute on ABS-CBN)
  • Richard Pinlac (1995–1999; segment host, Cristy Per Minute on ABS-CBN; 2010–2015; Cristy Ferminute on 92.3 NewsFM)
  • MJ Felipe (1995–1999; segment host, Cristy Per Minute on ABS-CBN)
  • Elmer Reyes (2011–2015; Cristy Ferminute on 92.3 NewsFM)
  • Arniel Serato (2011–2015; Cristy Ferminute on 92.3 NewsFM)
  • Ronnie Carasco (2015–present; Cristy Ferminute on 92.3 NewsFM)
  • Wendell Alvarez (2015–present; Cristy Ferminute on 92.3 NewsFM, substitute host for Ronnie Carasco)

See alsoEdit