Francis Michael Durango Magalona was a Filipino rapper, entrepreneur, songwriter, producer, actor, director, and photographer. Born in Manila, he was the first Filipino rapper in the Philippines to cross over into the mainstream. He was credited for having pioneered the merging of rap with Pinoy rock, becoming a significant influence to artists in that genre as well. He was also a television host on MTV Asia and Channel V Philippines and on noontime variety television show Eat Bulaga!
On March 6, 2009, he succumbed to leukemia, which was first mentioned by Vic Sotto. The following day, the show produced a tribute episode in which the whole cast performed his songs dedicated to his memory. During the tribute, it was revealed that Magalona coined the word 'Dabarkads', a popular name to the Eat Bulaga! family. Magalona is also known for shouting "Seamless Na!" to initiate from Eat Bulaga! Saturday to Philippine showbiz oriented talk show Startalk. After his death, the Eat Bulaga! and Startalk hosts continued with the seamless tradition until it was stopped in mid 2010. The same year as his death, the show celebrated its 30th anniversary special called Tatlong Dekads ng Dabarkads well-known television personality and actor Ryan Agoncillo joined the show on October 24.