Country of origin
First episode date
3 July 1995
Final episode date
5 June 1998
GMA Entertainment Group
Giovanni CalvoAli SottoBayani AgbayaniArnell Ignacio
SST: Salo‑Salo Together, Debate with Mare at Pare, GMA Headline News, The 11:30 Report
Florante in katok mga misis
Katok Mga Misis! was a talk show of GMA Network, which it was first aired on July 3, 1995 to June 5, 1998. It was hosted by Giovanni Calvo and Ali Sotto with a speaking bird voiced by Bayani Agbayani (who also appears from time to time as Giovanni's chauffeur).
The show features a mix of showbiz entertainment news dished out daily by Giovanni (himself a showbiz writer/editor) and Ali and discussions concerning the lives of Filipino moms and household tips.
Arnell Ignacio joined the show as Ali's co-host in February 1997 after main host Giovanni Calvo left due to some disagreements with the network executives. However, he was able to make a surprise appearance during the show's first anniversary as a gratitude to GMA for giving him a big break on television. Giovanni later produced his own morning talk show "Good Morning Misis" aired on RPN-9 but was later cancelled due to low ratings.
Post Katok Mga Misis
After the morning talk show ended in 1998, Giovanni Calvo died in 2001 due to heart problems. Ali Sotto is a former radio announcer of Super Radyo DZBB 594 kHz with Arnold Clavio, but she returned to the station in 2014. Arnel Ignacio is former host of Game N Go on TV5. Bayani Agbayani returned to GMA via his former talent show, Diz Iz It in 2010, then Bayani moved back to ABS-CBN and then back again to TV5 and then back again to ABS-CBN.