I can think of a number of reasons how tens of thousands of Vietnamese boat people in "the only Southeast Asian country that didn't turn [them] away" survived their ordeal, but "Eat Bulaga!" would probably be not one of them. Incidentally, I would have been wrong.
According to one belonging to the first batch of 229 Vietnamese who are flying to Los Angeles today, "he will surely miss the native dish sinigang, variety shows like 'Eat Bulaga!' and everything that made his life bearable."
Too bad nobody asked whether or not they enjoyed "Master Showman."