The Theatre at Solaire Opens with Musical Extravaganza, Launches "Chicago: The Musical" on December 2

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The Theatre at Solaire Opens with Musical Extravaganza, Launches "Chicago: The Musical" on December 2

The Theatre, a state-of-the-art lyric theater located at the newly-built Solaire Sky Tower, equipped with cutting-edge technology and built by world-renowned professionals, formally opened on Wednesday night, November26, with an all-star musical extravaganza topbilled by Philippines' finest performers such:


 Lea Salonga


Martin Nieverra


Christian Bautista, 


 Isay Alvarez


Prima ballerina Lisa Macuja


Yeng Constantino


 Morisette Amon


Karylle

Other world-class performers during the 2-hour opening event include Sam Concepcion, Isay Alvarez, Myke Salomon, Aicelle Santos, Regine Tolentino, Solaire’s newly appointed entertainment director, veteran theater artist Audie Gemora, Martin Nieverra and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Gerard Salonga.

The 1,760-seat performance venue is the only and the third in Asia to have the Constellation acoustics system exclusively provided by California-based audio manufacturer Meyer Sound Laboratories. This groundbreaking technology combines patented algorithm, advanced digital processing and miniature transducer technology to provide optimal yet flexible acoustics in building design. It enables the acoustical properties of a room to be altered to suit the nature of the event taking place – all with a touch of a finger.




Beginning December 2, The Theater at Solaire opens to the public with the Tony-winning Broadway musical “Chicago”.

For more information about Sky Tower, call 888-8888 or visit http://solaireresort.com/enjoy/theatre/.
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Kathryn Bernardo Answers Daniel Padilla via the Song "Na Sa 'Yo Din Pala"

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Kathryn Bernardo Answers Daniel Padilla via the Song "Na Sa 'Yo Din Pala"


Teen Queen Kathryn Bernardo, on Tuesday, formally launched her self-titled debut album under Star Music. The album which she describes as “sweet, young and happy” will be initially released online  this coming Sunday, November 30, via Starmusic.ph and online music stores such as iTunes and Mymusicstore.com.ph and will make available at all record bars nationwide beginning December 5, Friday, for only P199.

Featured in the album are three revivals, five original songs, and three bonus tracks which include a revival of Sharon Cuneta’s “Mr. DJ,” Cris Villongco’s “Crush ng Bayan,” and Heart Evangelista’s “Love Has Come My Way.”

Among the original tracks are “Na Sa ‘Yo Din Pala,” “Ikaw Na Nga Yata, “K Tnx Bye,” “Temporary Deja Vu,” and album’s carrier single “You Don’t Know Me” which was composed by singer-songwriter Marion Aunor.

All eight tracks have minus one versions in the album.
 
Part of the bonus tracklist is her version of “Pagdating ng Panahon and the popular Kathryn and Daniel Padilla duet performances of “Got to Believe In Magic” and ABS-CBN 2014 Summer Station ID “Pinas Smile”.

During the launch which was attended by some member of the press, Kathryn admitted that her upcoming single "Na Sa 'Yo Din Pala" is her answer to Daniel's P-Pop Love Song winning entry "Na Sa 'Yo Na Ang Lahat".

"Natuwa naman siya kasi 'yung lyrics ay sagot sa lahat ng line na sinabi niya sa Nasa 'Yo Na Ang Lahat. At ang beat din niya almost the same. Very catchy 'yung song," Kathryn said.

Julia Barretto's Well-Kept Secret Bared: Iñigo Pascual is Her First Love

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Julia Barretto's Well-Kept Secret Bared: Iñigo Pascual is Her First Love


Before we see them in the much-awaited movie adaptation of bestselling novel "Para Sa Hopeless Romantic," Julia Barretto and Iñigo Pascual will be paired up for the first time in the upcoming romantic drama episode of ABS-CBN’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya” this Saturday (November 29) as bestfriends Karen and Christian.

Gist:
 
With her father’s strict upbringing, Karen promises herself that she will never disobey her parents and will never be in love. But her world turns around when she meets and befriends Christian - her first love. But since she is afraid to confess her real feelings for Christian, Karen finds contentment in writing her emotions and messages of love in her diary.

Will Christian discover Karen’s well-kept secret? What will Karen do once she discovers that her first love is already committed to someone else?

Completing the cast are Epi Quizon, Arlene Muhlach, Claire Ruiz, Ina Estrada, Celine Lim, Chienna Filomena, and Trina Legaspi under the direction of Raz de la Torre.

Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK” every Saturday, 7:15PM, after “Home Sweetie Home” on ABS-CBN. 

For more updates, log on to MMK.abs-cbn.com, follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like” Facebook.com/MMKOfficial. 

Tweet your thoughts about this Saturday’s episode by using the hashtag #MMKDiary.

Luis Manzano is a Certified Maldita Man

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Luis Manzano is a Certified Maldita Man


After he agreed to become the face of Maldita, a proud Filipino brand that offers fashionable clothing for men who have a taste for alternative and contemporary design, Luis Manzano becomes a certified Maldita Man.  

And here are the 10 reasons why Luis surely fits the bill:

1. There’s just something about that Luis Manzano wit and charm that makes the ladies gush and swoon, and sometimes even giggle. Hereditary gifts of his pedigreed lineage perhaps?

2. His girlfriend, Angel Locsin, is gorgeous. 

3. He is confident. 

4. He is sexy (or he thinks he’s sexy). 

5. He is witty. 

6. He is charming. 

7. He is born LUCKY! 

8. He has three TV shows. 

9. He's got great genes.

10. He looks great in MALDITA MAN.

Christian Bautista Dominates Chart Sales with the Release of His Newest Album "Soundtrack"

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Christian Bautista Dominates Chart Sales with the Release of His Newest Album "Soundtrack"


To those who said transferring to GMA-7 would mean end of his career, you are so wrong. 

With the release of his newest album Soundtrack, Asian Sensation Christian Bautista proves that wherever you may be, pure talent prevails.

Soundtrack, just one week after it came out in record bars nationwide, immediately snatched the top spot in music charts, only a week after its release.

Soundtrack includes memorable theme songs from the most romantic movies of all time.

The album’s first single Up Where We Belong, the theme from the movie “An Officer and a Gentleman,” has already been chosen by GMA as the theme of its newest koreanovela “Empress Ki.”

Christian also bared his heart in his rendition of “A Thousand Years,” theme of the phenomenal hit movie series “Twilight.”

He also showed his edgier side in “Kiss From A Rose,” theme from “Batman Forever.”

Christian also tapped some of the best female singers to collaborate with him. Former sweetheart Rachelle Ann Go joins him in their rendition of “The Way We Were.”

Perennial stage leading lady Karylle performs the romantic “After All” with Christian. This is the first time the two performed a studio duet together.

Julie Ann San Jose and Christian went “Cruisin’” in a new duet, while Nikki Gil lent her beautiful voice in the duet “Come What May.”

Christian Bautista: SoundTrack

1.     Come What May (duet with Nikki Gil)
2.     Up Where We Belong
3.     How Deep Is Your Love
4.     When You Say Nothing At All
5.     After All (duet with Karylle)
6.     A Thousand Years
7.     Cruisin’ (duet with Julie Ann San Jose)
8.     Way Back Into Love
9.     Love Is All Around
10.  The Way We Were
11.  Kiss From A Rose
12.  Unchained Melody

Bonus Track

13. Seasons of Love (Theme from the series of the same title)

Isabelle Daza is now a Kapamilya, Set to Become Gerald Anderson's Next Girlfriend

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Isabelle Daza is now a Kapamilya, Set to Become Gerald Anderson's Next Girlfriend


After Jolina Magdangal, former Eat Bulaga! co-host Isabelle Daza leaves the Kapuso network in favor of ABS-CBN.

On Monday afternoon, Isabelle officially signed an exclusive network contract with the Kapamilya network. Present during the contract signing were ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio, ABS-CBN broadcast head Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN Head of TV Production Business Unit Laurenti Dyogi, and other Kapamilya top honchos.

"[I decided to move to ABS-CBN because] I want to to expand my horizons and take this journey as an actress naman. Coming here, everybody has been welcoming me at kinukuwento ko sa kanila na even the waiter was telling me 'Ma'am welcome to the Kapamilya.' Parang proud na proud siya. It makes me so honored to be part of this family," she said during the contract signing.

"My first Kapamilya project is the upcoming series "Nathaniel" where I will play Gerald Anderson's girlfriend," she added saying it was her dream to work with Gerald. "Si Gerald talaga ang gusto kong makatrabaho kasi nakita ko siya sa 'On The Job' and I saw kung gaano siya nag-grow as an actor and I was very impressed. So siya 'yung number one, that's why I'm so excited to work with him."

Isabelle's contract covers both TV shows and movies under ABS-CBN film arm Star Cinema.

Sarah Geronimo Performs "Glow," The Official Theme Song of Disney's Princess

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Sarah Geronimo Performs "Glow," The Official Theme Song of Disney's Princess


The Voice of the Philippines coach Sarah Geronimo has been selected by Disney to interpret "Glow," the official theme song of highly popular animated character "Princess".




"The Glow" was originally performed by English singer Shannon Saunders and debuted in 2011 to coincide with the induction of the character Rapunzel, from the 2010 animated film "Tangled," as an official Disney Princess.



Nadine Lustre “Mr. Antipatiko” Music Video

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Nadine Lustre “Mr. Antipatiko” Music Video


Nadine Lustre, on Friday, has released online the music video for “Mr. Antipatiko” the carrier single of her self-titled debut album released by VIVA Records.

Check out below:



“Mr. Antipatiko,” is also the official theme song of her upcoming Star Cinema movie, “Para sa Hopeless Romantic” opposite James Reid.

PMPC Star Awards for TV 2014 Winners

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PMPC Star Awards for TV 2014 Winners 


ABS-CBN programs and stars dominated this year's winners of the 28th Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Television.

28th PMPC Awards for Television Winners:

Best TV Station: ABS-CBN

Best Primetime TV series: "Ikaw Lamang"
Best Daytime Drama Series: 'Be Careful with my Heart'
Best Drama Anthology: "Magpakailanman"

Best Drama Actor: Coco Martin for "Ikaw Lamang
Best Drama Actress: Kim Chiu for "Ikaw Lamang"

Best Drama Supporting Actor: John Estrada for "Ikaw Lamang"
Best Drama Supporting Actress: KC Concepcion for "Ikaw Lamang"

Best Single Performance by an Actress: Sunshine Cruz for 'MMK' episode: 'Karayom'
Best Single Performance by an Actor: Arjo Atayde for 'MMK' episode and Jose Manalo for 'Eat Bulaga' Lenten special

Best Male TV Host: Vice Ganda for "It's Showtime"
Best Female TV Host: Toni Gonzaga for "ASAP 19"

German Moreno Power Tandem of the Year: Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla

Best Musical Variety Show: "ASAP 19"
Best Variety Show: "It's Showtime"

Best Comedy Actress: Rufa Mae Quinto for "Bubble Gang"
Best Comedy Actor: Sef Cadayona for "Bubble Gang"
Best Comedy Show: "Home Sweetie Home"
Best Gag Show: ''Goin Bulilit"

TV Hall of Fame: "Bubble Gang"

Best Showbiz Oriented Show: "The Buzz"
Best Female Showbiz Oriented Host: Toni Gonzaga for "The Buzz"
Best Male Showbiz Oriented Show Host: Ricky Lo for "Startalk"

Best Celebrity Talk Show: "Gandang Gabi Vice"
Best Celebrity Talk Show Host: Vice Ganda for "Gandang Gabi Vice"

Best Game Show Host: Judy Ann Santos for "Bet on Your Baby"
Best Game Show: "Celebrity Bluff"

Best Magazine Show Hosts: Cesar Apolinario and Susan Enriquez for "I Juander"
Best Magazine Show: "I Juander"

Best Lifestyle Show: ''Gandang Ricky Reyes: Todo na Toh!''
Lifestyle Show Host: Kris Aquino for "Kris TV"

Best Reality Show: "It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez"
Best Reality Show Hosts: Bianca Gonzales, John Prats, Robi Domingo, Toni Gonzaga for "Pinoy Big Broter: All In"

Best Talent Search Show: "Celebrity Dance Battle"
Best Talent Search Hosts: Luis Manzano and Alex Gonzaga for "The Voice Kids"

Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Award: Nova Villa

Best Child Performer: Raikko Matteo for "Honesto"
Best New Male Personality: Manolo Pedrosa for "MMK" performance
Best New Female Personality: Lyca Gairanod for "MMK" performance

Best Travel Show: ''Biyahe ni Drew''
Best Travel Show Host: Aga Muhlach for "Pinoy Explorer"

Best News Program: ''State of the Nation'' with Jessica Soho
Best Female Newscaster: Jessica Soho for "State of the Nation"
Best Male Newscaster: Erwin Tulfo for "Aksyon"

Lifetime Achievement Award for Broadcasting: Mike Enriquez

Best Public Service Program: ''T3 Enforced''
Best Public Service Host: Vicky Morales for "Wish Ko Lang"

Best Public Affairs Program: ''The Bottomline with Boy Abunda''
Best Public Affairs Program Host: Boy Abunda for ''Bottomline''

Best Documentary Special: ABS-CBN's ''Yolanda"
Best Documentary Hosts: "I-Witness" hosts

Best Morning Show Host: "Umagang Kay Ganda" hosts
Best Morning Show: "Umagang Kay Ganda"

Female Star of the Night: Nadine Lustre
Male Star of the Night: Iñigo Pascual

Beyonce Consults Gab Valenciano for Her 7/11 Music Video

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Beyonce Consults Gab Valenciano for Her 7/11 Music Video

 
Reports have it that world renowned Grammy award-winning R&B singer Beyonce consulted YouTube sensation Gab Valenciano for the music video of her latest song “7/11” which is currently getting tons of hits on Beyonce.com.

Gab was officially consulted by her team, so the signature moves weren’t stolen. They were authorized.” Maria Rita Cecilia Arenas, Gab's aunt confirmed.

On his Instagram account @gabvalencia, Gab, the creator of online dance videos that feature a snappy dance moves and quick cuts called "super selfies" which collectively garnered millions of views and even featured in international media that includes People Magazine and Huffington Post, reposted a snippet of the said music video with the caption: “So this just happened. Still pretty overwhelmed. Check out the whole video on Beyonce.com #blessed #regram @beyonce


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Poppert Berdanas The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Blind Audition Video

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Poppert Berdanas The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Blind Audition Video


Veteran theater actor Poppert Berdanas is the latest 4-chair turner in the second season of "The Voice of the Philippines".

On Sunday's Blind Audition episode of the singing competition, the "Rak of Aegis" star charmed coaches Sarah Geronimo, Lea Salonga, Bamboo and apl.de.ap with his performance of Aegis' hit song "Luha".




Lea Salonga: "Ang magaling sa 'yo, marunong kang magkwento eh. Doing musicals taught you that, na hindi lang 'yung ganda ng boses, 'yung vocal skill mo naman naririnig namin eh. Kanina, after all of us turned, you were just, free for all ka na lang. You know how to tell a story. If you end up choosing me, then that's like the universe's way of saying, here's the opportunity for you to pay it forward."

Sarah Geronimo: "Nagsisisi ako na noong una pa lang beses na gusto kong pumindot, hindi ko nagawa, kaya nagkasabay kami ni Coach Lea. Pero ang ganda lang ng boses mo, kung paano ka magkwento sa kantang 'yun, na hindi mo na kinailangang tumaas nang sobra-sobra. You didn't have to hit that ceiling right there. Sana bigyan mo ako ng chance, Poppert, na kahit papaano, kung pagtitiwalaan mo ako na i-guide ka rin, kahit ang dami mo nang alam. Sana, bigyan mo ako ng chance na makatrabaho ka as your coach."

Bamboo: "Ako, to be honest, the reason why I turned for you, you can sing, you can truly sing. If you come to my team, it's a very diverse team, we would happily have you."

apl.de.ap: "Napakasarap pakinggan ng damdamin ng boses mo. It just, I felt it in my bones, my soul, my heart. But if you want something fresh and new, something, you know, different, then you come to my team, 'cause I'll give you that."

Poppert eventually chose Geronimo whom he thought "alam kong matutulungan ako sa industriyang ito."

Jason Fernandez The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Blind Audition Video

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Jason Fernandez The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Blind Audition Video


Jason Fernandez, a former Rivermaya frontman who replaced coach Bamboo when he left the former hit band, earned a spot at Team apl.de.ap with his rendition of Eraserheads' "Ang Huling El Bimbo" during the Blind Auditions of "The Voice of the Philippines" that aired Sunday, November 24.



Bamboo: "Pero ako ang hinahanap ko is how you define yourself from the rest. And I want you to do that, man. I'm rooting for you."

apl.de.ap: "Sometimes you don't have to do something extravagant to impress someone. Kasi I felt your voice, I felt your emotions and it gave me lot of ideas."

Thara Therese Jordana The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Blind Audition Video

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Thara Therese Jordana The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Blind Audition Video


Thara Therese Jordana, 23 year-old from Cebu  became the newest member of Team Lea Salonga on Sunday's Blind Audition episode of the second season of "The Voice of the Philippines" where she performed Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop."



Bamboo: "It's such a rhythmic piece lang na hinahanap ko is a little clarity lang, which is a challenging thing."

Sarah Geronimo: "You sang the song well kaya lang, parang tingin ko, nagkulang lang nang kaunting enjoyment din. Okay naman 'yung performance mo, at I'm glad na umikot para sa'yo si Coach Lea at si Coach Apl."

apl.de.ap: "Ang nagustuhan ko sa 'yo ay 'yung ini-incorporate mo 'yung audience, talagang nagpe-perform ka sa stage."

Lea Salonga: "Yung mga technical na usually hinahanap ko, nasa 'yo na. Ang hinahanap ko lang talaga, 'yung joy sa pagkanta. Doon sa medyo huli na, dun na lumabas, so I was like, 'yun, pwede na akong umikot."

Isabelle Daza Leaves Eat Bulaga! Signs Contract with ABS-CBN

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Isabelle Daza Leaves Eat Bulaga! Signs Contract with ABS-CBN


"It Girl" Isabelle Daza, on Saturday, officially bids Eat Bulaga! goodbye.

On her Instagram account @isabelledaza, Isabelle posted her photo with the Dabarkads and Eat Bulaga! staff bearing a caption expressing how she appreciated the Eat Bulaga! family and thankful of the 3 years she's been with them doing what she loves the most - hosting and performing infront of a huge audience.  



On Monday, November 24, as confirmed by her beauty queen-actress mother Gloria Diaz, Isabelle is set to sign an exclusive, guaranteed contract with ABS-CBN.

Do you think Isabelle made the right choice? Can she replicate the faith of Toni Gonzaga who started her career with Eat Bulaga! and flourished bigtime when she moved to the Kapamilya network?
 

‘Dream Dad’ Spreads Good Vibes and New Kind of Love Worldwide via The Filipino Channel (TFC)

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‘Dream Dad’ Spreads Good Vibes and New Kind of Love Worldwide via The Filipino Channel (TFC)
 

ABS-CBN and The Filipino Channel (TFC) are set to unveil “Dream Dad,” the newest feel-good family drama series that will spread positive vibes worldwide on Monday, November 24 (Tuesday, November 25 Australian Daylight Savings Time or ADST, New Zealand Daylight Savings Time or NZDT, and Guam time) on TFC worldwide.  The upcoming teleserye will introduce the newest Kapamilya ‘couple:’ Zanjoe Marudo and newest child actress Jana Agoncillo.

“Dream Dad” will revolve around the story of its two main characters Baste (Marudo), a hot bachelor who is trying to mend his broken heart by focusing on his family’s welfare, and Baby (Agoncillo), a young orphan who is searching for a family who will love and who will fully accept her.  How will the lives of Baste and Baby change when they cross paths?

Joining Marudo and Agoncillo in “Dream Dad” are Maxene Magalona, Beauty Gonzales, Yen Santos, Ana Feleo, Katya Santos, Ketchup Eusebio, Ariel Ureta, and Gloria Diaz.  “Dream Dad” will be under the direction of Jeffrey Jeturian.

Do not miss the beginning of the newest feel-good family drama series that will draw smiles to the hearts of viewers worldwide, “Dream Dad,” on Monday, November 24 (Tuesday, November 25 ADST, NZDT, and Guam time) on TFC worldwide.  Viewers worldwide can also watch the newest series via TFC’s official online service, TFC.tv after its Philippine airing or via its video-on-demand or VOD (Internet Protocol television or IPTV) service available in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

For more updates, visit www.facebook.com/KapamilyaTFC or follow @KapamilyaTFC on Twitter and Instagram to connect with fellow global Kapamilyas.

DZMM 2014 Christmas Station ID Featuring Lani Misalucha

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DZMM 2014 Christmas Station ID Featuring Lani Misalucha


Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha, who will stage her comeback concert called "LA Nightingale: Lani Misalucha The Return Concert" on December 6 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, lends her voice her in the 2014 Christmas Station ID of ABS-CBN radio station DZMM.

DZMM shows gratitude to inspiring Filipinos and pays tribute to their compassion for each other in its newest Christmas station ID which will be launched on Monday (November 24).

It’s always a great privilege for me to be singing a song for a radio station like DZMM. The greatness of an individual starts from being grateful. In line with the message of the song, for me, whether good or bad things come your way, you should always be grateful,” said Lani.

Knowing that gratitude is the best gift one can give during the holiday season, DZMM personalities are shown in the station ID thanking people who inspire them. These anchors include Noli De Castro, Ted Failon, Karen Davila, Julius Babao, Anthony Taberna, Bernadette Sembrano, Winnie Cordero, Ariel Ureta, Amy Perez, Atom Araullo, Jun ‘Dr. Love’ Banaag, Cory Quirino, Nina Corpuz, May Valle-Ceniza, Fr. Nono Alfonso, Fr. Ben San Luis, Ricky Rosales, Marisciel Yao, Neil Badion, Dra. Luisa Puyat, Ilsa Reyes, Fatima Soriano, Sr. Bubbles Bandojo, Gretchen Fullido, Ahwel Paz, Ambet Nabus, MJ Felipe, DJ Chacha, Norma Marco, Radyo Patrol Reporters, DZMM Traffic Angels, and Stargazer.

They share their stories of appreciation and say thank you to unsung heroes and ordinary people who serve others, such as the volunteer doctors and nurses for “DZMM Teaching, Learning, Caring,” teachers, housemaids, soldiers and police officers, farmers, overseas Filipino workers, chefs and waiters, traffic enforcers, drivers, and Filipino athletes.




DZMM also treats its listeners and viewers via its “Radyo sa Beinte Otso” promo that will give away transistor radios. Join the promo by either tuning in to DZMM or being on the lookout for DZMM Traffic Angels in Metro Manila.

Mega Manila’s number one AM radio station also gives an early Christmas present to 75 kids from Antipolo Indigenous Tribe and San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan by bringing them to Enchanted Kingdom for a whole day of fun, surprises, and presents.

Three hundred fifty pregnant women from San Pablo City, Laguna and nearby towns, meanwhile, benefited from DZMM’s Buntis Congress that was conducted last month with partners Department of Health, National Nutrition Council, Midwives Foundation of the Philippines, and Population Commission.

DZMM’s Christmas station ID theme song was written by Lloyd Oliver Corpuz and composed by Raizo Chabeldin. It was created by ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management headed by Robert Labayen, Christina Barbin, and Miriam Anaten-Ramos. The station ID was directed by Paolo Ramos and Peewee Gonzales. It was done under the supervision of ABS-CBN Integrated News head Ging Reyes and DZMM station manager Marah Faner-Capuyan, with copywriter-producers Shally Tablada and Steph Angeles. Other members are technical production head Jaime Porca, technical assistant Darwin Duenas, the post production team composed of Dennie Amarille, Con Ignacio, Oliver Paler, Gewel Bautista, and Karlo Victoriano, and sound engineer Paolo Ordono.

For the latest news and commentary, tune in to DZMM Radyo Patrol Sais Trenta, the number one AM radio station in Mega Manila, DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26), or via online livestreaming on dzmm.com.ph. 

For updates, follow @DZMMTeleradyo on Twitter or like www.facebook.com/DZMMTeleRadyo

TV5's "Wattpad Presents" Continues to Win the Heart of Viewers with Bestselling Novel Turns into a TV Masterpiece

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TV5's "Wattpad Presents" Continues to Win the Heart of Viewers with Bestselling Novel Turns into a TV Masterpiece 


TV5's Wattpad Presents continuously creates a new trend in digital media as it further boosts the organic growth of Facebook and Twitter followers of the Kapatid network. 

Wattpad Presents has also registered a significant increase in teen viewership, according from Nielsen Media Research, wherein the show timeslot prior to its launch yielded a 31% increase in national urban teen viewership.                       

From the time that show was launched, Wattpad Presents was able to reach social viewers and made the show trended on Twitter as well as notable organic growth of TV5 Manila's FB account. With these remarkable acceptance from the audience, the Happy Network is now unveiling the 3rd Batch of 'Kilig' stories.                                               


Mr Popular Meets Miss Nobody

First is the much-requested Book 2 of successful TV adaptation of "Mr Popular Meets Miss Nobody." Written by Pinky Jhewelii, this romantic comedy series brings back to television the well-loved character "Kamahalan" Kyle played by Mark Neumann and Shaira Mae Dela Cruz, this most awaited sequel features the continuation of the compelling story of the ordinary but strong willed Chelsea (Shaira) as she now the official girlfriend of Kyle (Mark). Kyle has to fight for his girlfriend as he is being pushed by his father into an arranged marriage with ex-gf Mandy portrayed by Yassi Pressman. Joining the cast is Diego Loyzaga, find out this November 24 'Mr Popular meets Miss Nobody Book 2'.                                                 


His Secretary
 
Second in the bucket list of Wattpad Presents is the novel written by Elise Mae featuring Bianca King and John James Uy entitled "His Secretary". 




The story will tackles the depicts of a struggling girl who wants nothing but to support her family but ends up falling in love with her boss. 'His secretary' will airs starting December 1.                                                        


Just for a While
 
For the week of December 8, the much awaited TV Adaptation of "Just for a While" by Orange Leaf featuring Eula Caballero and Martin Escudero. 




This is a rollercoaster love story that features the hilarious tale between a boy who refuses to fall in love again because of a promise to a past love and a determined girl who refuses to give up. Find out if Chef Luke (Martin) and Alain's(Eula) story is a perfect recipe for love or disaster.                                           


Game of Love

Lastly, is aine_tan's "Game of Love" featuring Kian Cipriano, Chanel Morales, Nicole Estrada and Phytos Ramirez. This mini-series features the tale of four people trying their luck and eventually getting entangled in the game of love as they try to find their significant other. Find out more on December 15, If love is really a game that everyone has to play and win or it is something destined to happen?             




Be inspired and watch the latest Wattpad Presents offering of Kapatid Network TV5 and be hooked from Monday to Friday at 930PM.

Elmerjun Hilario The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Blind Audition Video

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25-year-old wedding singer named Elmerjun Hilario was able to catch the attention of Sarah Geronimo with his energetic performance Ace of Base's "The Sign" on November 22's Blind Audition episode of the second season of "The Voice of the Philippines".



Lea Salonga: "Kasi 'yung energy mo, parang bata eh. Parang magkabagay 'yung energies niyo eh."

Bamboo Mañalac: "I will steal you, man. I'm jealous, I'm jealous. I wish I hit my button, now knowing that you play seven crazy instruments. Bakit hindi ako umikot? I could hear your nerves, narinig ko medyo shaky ka, kinakabahan ka."

Sarah Geronimo: "Masayang-masaya ako at umikot ako para sa'yo. Sabi ni Coach Bamboo kanina parang nahalata niya na parang kinakabahan ka. Hindi ko narinig, kasi naririnig ko 'yung puso mo, ang kumakanta, para sa amin. Para bang, you really saw the sign, at gustong-gusto ko na hyper ka, na talagang positive ka, optimistic ka sa lahat ng bagay, kaya, wow, thank you. Congratulations, Elmerjun."

Pacquiao vs Algieri Live Stream

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Sporting fans around the world are anticipating the biggest boxing match of the year as Fighter of the Decade Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao goes head to head with New York’s (U.S.A.) undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) Junior Welterweight Champion Chris Algieri to defend his WBO Welterweight Title on Saturday, November 22 at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macau, China.  The match dubbed “Hunger for Glory” will unfold on The Filipino Channel (TFC) via Pay-Per-View (PPV) on November 23 at 6 a.m. Dubai time and 5 a.m. Saudi time and at 1 p.m. Australia Daylight Savings Time [ADST] and 3 p.m. New Zealand Daylight Savings Time [NZDT]).

As boxing’s eight-division world champion with an astounding record of 56 wins, and five losses with three knock-outs, Pacquiao is an early bet to win against newcomer Algieri, dubbed by netizens as the ‘heavy underdog’ despite his record of 20 wins with eight knock-outs and 0 losses.  Algieri may have the height and reach advantage with his 5-feet-10 stance and maximum reach of 72 inches but professional referees and analysts believe this figure will not hinder the Filipino champ’s speed and foot work.  Pacquiao stands 5-feet-6 in height and has a maximum reach of 67-inches.  

In an interview with abs-cbnnews.com, Pacquiao said: “It’s all set.  I believe this is going to be an exciting fight.”  The prized fighter assures fans that his months of training have brought back his younger shape: fast, powerful, and aggressive.  Meantime, Algieri admits that the fight against Pacquiao may be the start of his legacy and guarantees a fight worth-watching between him and the boxer who is also Congressman of Sarangani (Mindanao, Philippines) and now a basketball playing coach.  He says to the fans, “I prepared very well. I am ready to fight a living legend. Tune in as you do not want to miss this.”

Do not miss the world’s biggest boxing match between Pacquiao and Algieri via PPV on TFC November 23 at 6 a.m. Dubai time and 5 a.m. Saudi time and at 1 p.m. Australia Daylight Savings Time [ADST] and 3 p.m. New Zealand Daylight Savings Time [NZDT]).  Filipinos in the Middle East can visit www.facebook.com/TFCMiddleEast; call the hotlines:  800 832 (UAE); 800 811 0312 (KSA); 00 800 971 832 (QATAR) or go to the nearest TFC Dealer.  The Pacquiao-Algieri fight will also be available on OSN, Elife and Mozaic TV.

Eric Quizon Talks About the Disease that Killed Dolphy

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Eric Quizon Talks About the Disease that Killed Dolphy

On Wednesday, November 19, fame actor-director Eric Quizon, during the World COPD Day 2014 event at Makati Shangri-La Hotel, talked about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - the disease that took the life of his late father and Comedy King Dolphy.

Eric narrated how his father got the disease, his sufferings and how it caused his life.

My father was a heavy smoker. I’m a witness to that and I remembered there were times that he would have poker games in the house for three days straight. They’re just sitting there, smoking and drinking the whole time and it’s like a chimney in the house, the smoke was like everywhere.

“At the age of 46, he had to consult a doctor. And then the doctor diagnosed him and found out that his lungs were already so black and he already has emphysema at that time. And aside from that he was also asthmatic so it caused an alarm because he has poor lungs to begin with. But during that time nobody knows what COPD is and nobody could explain what it is.

“The only time that our family discovered that he was sick was when he turned 80. He has this like an oxygen tank that we carry with him wherever he go. After his birthday we have a 9 city tour in the United States. During the course of the tour (the third leg), all of the sudden he had like shortness of breath, he was having difficulty, his blood pressure was going up. He was scared, I knew he was scared like it was written all over his face. But he was able to go on with the show.

“Until suddenly Zsa Zsa approached me and said Eric we have to do something because your dad is sick. So we consulted his doctor and that’s when we found out that he has COPD. It was very emotional for the family knowing that the disease is a progressive disease and that there is no cure. There was no timeline given and it his lungs just slowly deteriorates. It was really difficult for the family and we knew that eventually he will die.

“On the bright side, the ordeal solidified our whole family, all seven units of our family.”



Facts the Everyone Must Know about COPD:

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the 21st century. The Global Burden of Disease Study by the World Health Organization projected that COPD will become the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2020. (1)

In the Philippines, it ranks as the 7th leading cause of death with a prevalence rate of 13.8% in Manila. (2,3) Despite the high incidence of COPD in the Philippines, only 2% of the cases are diagnosed by doctors in contrast to the overall prevalence. (4) The cause of this under-diagnosis and under-treatment is probably due to lack of public health awareness of COPD in our country.

COPD is characterized by persistent airflow limitation that is usually progressive and associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and the lungs. Cigarette smoking continues to be identified as the most commonly encountered risk factor, accounting for 80-90% of cases. (6,7) Other risk factors that should be taken into account include air pollution,  exposure to certain dust, chemicals in the workplace, indoor air pollution from biomass cooking (i.e. firewood/charcoal), and heating in poorly ventilated dwellings. Only a few cases of COPD are caused by genetic condition.

A clinical diagnosis should be considered in any person 40 years old and above who has risk factors such as exposure to noxious particles or gases.  A COPD patient may not feel anything at the start and develop cough and sputum production during the mid to late stage of the disease.  Thus, high index of suspicion is needed for any person with risk factors. Spirometry is needed to make a confident diagnosis of COPD. It is one of the diagnostic tools that is often underutilized in the Philippines. A person with risk factors and symptoms should ask his/her doctor about spirometry testing.

The impact of COPD is not only confined to its ill effects on the individual’s health but may also result in an economic and social burden that is both extensive and increasing. (6,7) There is a direct relationship between the severity of COPD and the cost of care.  In developing countries like the Philippines, COPD will certainly force two individuals to give up their work - the person afflicted with COPD and a family member who must now stay home to care for the sick individual. Given that people are often the most vital asset for developing nations, the indirect costs of COPD potentially pose a serious threat to their economies.

Appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions are needed to reduce the symptoms, frequency and severity of exacerbations and improve health status and exercise tolerance. Smoking cessation is without doubt still the single most effective way of reducing the risk of developing COPD and delaying its progression.

It is important to remember that for COPD patients, early detection of the disease and appropriate interventions are vital.  These can help slow down its advance and facilitate quality of life for the patient.  To quote 2014 World COPD Day’s theme:  IT’S NEVER TOO LATE….



Willie Revillame Transfers to GMA-7, Wowowee to Air Weekdays Before 24-Oras

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Willie Revillame Transfers to GMA-7, Wowowee to Air Weekdays Before 24-Oras


Joey de Leon, known to have a serious falling out with Willie Revillame, have a change of heart and helping the latter get an access to GMA-7 and renew his interrupted game show "Wowowee" on the Kapuso network.

On Friday, during the Sugod Bahay segment of Eat Bulaga!, Joey confirmed the reports saying, "Sabi ko nga nilalakad ko sa channel 7 yung alas-singko gawin nang 'Wowowee,' alas-singko hanggang bago mag-news [24 Oras]. Kami ni Mike Enriquez medyo inaayos namin."

"Maganda 'yan channel 7, 5:00 to 6:30 Wowowee tapos 24 Oras. Iba yung kumpare [Willie] natin e." Joey added.

On a separate interview, 24 Oras newscaster Mike Enriquez clarified his involvement in Joey's statement saying he had a chance encounter with the two TV hosts, they talked about Willie's entry to GMA-7 but no concrete plans yet whether it materialize.

"Sabi ko nga sa kanila may program committee, may mga taong nagdedecide tungkol sa diyan, hindi naman ako. Ako naman anything na worth exploring lalo na iyong mga outside the box na idea, yung new innovation at kung makatutulong sa GMA, susuportahan ko iyan." the veteran newscaster said.

I-Witness’ 15th Anniversary Special Docu 'Batch 2012: Pangalawang Yugto' Airs November 22 on GMA-7

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 I-Witness’ 15th Anniversary Special Docu 'Batch 2012: Pangalawang Yugto' Airs November 22 on GMA-7
 

On its' 15th year celebration, GMA-7 longest-running, most-awarded News and Public Affairs program "I-Witness" brings the life story Typhoon Sendong survivor Limuel Gonzaga, 2 years after the supertyphoon hit the province of Iligan.

There are nightmares that you bring even into your waking hours.  Tragedies so deep it seems the hurt may never heal.

For the students of Bayug Elementary School, the horror still grip them, two years after Typhoon Sendong hit Iligan City.

In the documentary “Batch 2012”, I-Witness shared the story of Limuel Gonzaga, who graduated salutatorian despite losing his mother, his home and his entire school to the massive flooding that destroyed his community. He may have lost everything, but not his dreams and his determination. He is now studying in a private school through the help of his sponsors.

Inside the classroom, Limuel sits in the middle surrounded by classmates much bigger than him. His shy and quiet demeanor belies the strength of a child who has stared death in the face and forges on even though faced with extreme poverty.  Not many of his classmates know that the “little guy” who ranks number one in class, sometimes goes to school hungry and completes his homework in the dark.

As part of I-Witness’ 15th anniversary series, Sandra Aguinaldo goes back to Iligan City to celebrate the inspiring story of a boy who braved all odds, this Saturday on GMA-7, after Celebrity Bluff.

Kathryn Bernardo to Bid KathNiel Loveteam Goodbye?

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Kathryn Bernardo to Bid KathNiel Loveteam Goodbye?


Just like our most favorite blockbuster loveteams Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual, Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales, Claudine Barretto and Rico Yan, this generations most loved loveteam of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla is also set to end their hit tandem goodbye...

...but not too soon.

In one of her recent interviews, Kathryn Bernardo said she accepts the possibility that her love team with Daniel Padilla will not last forever.

Wala naman yatang love team na forever kaya kahit ayaw mo na maka-love team na iba o kaya ay hindi ka sanay, e, part talaga 'yon. Kahit ayaw namin siyempre hindi naman 'yon pwede,”

Kathryn, meanwhile, said that she and Daniel have agreed not to think about the possibility of them going their separate ways, especially since they are shooting on the remake of the '90s drama series “Pangako Sa 'yo.”

Ayaw muna naming isipin kasi nakakalungkot na kasama for almost three years tapos iba bigla 'yung kasama mo,” she said. “Well okay lang naman 'yon. Ayaw ko namang maging selfish sa kanya, pwede din siyang i-love team sa iba, pero iba lang talaga na comfotable na kayo sa isa't isa.

KathNiel have been on-screen partners for three years, in hit TV shows like “Princess and I” and “Got to Believe,” and in blockbuster films “Must Be Love” and “She's Dating the Gangster.”

Radyo5 Double Celebration this November Comes with On-air Promo with Huge Prizes Up for Grabs

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Radyo5 Double Celebration this November Comes with On-air Promo with Huge Prizes Up for Grabs

 
Kapatid Radio Station Radyo5 is celebrating not just one but two milestone this November!

Aside from its 4th Year Anniversary celebration, Radyo5 is likewise celebrating a groundbreaking milestone that seal its status as one of the most awarded radio network in the country.
 
Radyo5 92.3 News FM, the country’s first and only news and talk radio station in the FM band and the pioneer in citizen journalism on wheels via the award-winning “Taxi Squad”, readily ends the year with a big bang as it marks its upcoming 4th year anniversary with a groundbreaking milestone.

Despite being in the industry for just a relatively short time, Radyo5 has successfully dominated the airwaves for the third year in a row, lording over the ratings game and ranking as the #1 preferred radio station among PUVs - taxis, FX shuttles and jeepneys alike. Moreover, according to the latest data of PSRC’s “Traffic Light: A Car Co-Incidental Study”, Radyo5’s unprecedented performance likewise translates to its dominance over long-running and popular news radio stations in the AM band.

And as a simple yet special way to give back to loyal listeners and followers for making it the undisputed no. 1 news and talk station in the FM band since 2012, Radyo5 92.3 News FM kicks-off its upcoming 4th year anniversary with an exciting on-air promo contest with big prizes up for grabs!

The air waves will definitely be buzzing up until November 30, with all of your favorite Radyo5 anchors - led by News5 Head Luchi Cruz-Valdes, TV5 resident legal analyst Atty. Mel Sta. Maria, ‘Idol’ Raffy Tulfo, Erwin Tulfo, Danton Remoto, Cristy Fermin, among many more others - joining forces anew as they give away a total of 264 special gift packs to the winning participants of this week-long contest. To keep things even more fun and unpredictable, all anchors on deck will be also be adding their own personal touch to the contest, as all 18 Radyo5 programs will be introducing a unique set of mechanics for their respective listeners.
 
With Christmas just around the corner, Radyo5’s 4th year anniversary contest will definitely be the perfect time for everyone to join in on the celebration and take home a special gift pack containing several limited edition items - so be sure to tune in to all Radyo5 92.3 News FM programs daily starting this Monday!
 
For more information on Radyo5, contact the hotline via +63939-166-1443.

#CHALKLiveYoung Party Defines All Things Bright and Young

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#CHALKLiveYoung Party Defines All Things Bright and Young 


After weeks of promotions, tours, radio and TV guestings, CHALK Magazine  ended its Bright Young Manila campaign in a bright and fun way – by throwing the most radical and colorful party in the metro.

CHALK Magazine’s Bright Young Manila campaign allowed students to take a glimpse on how to #LookGood, #LiveYoung and #LoveHard. Aiming to raise the bar, CHALK Magazine brought its annual campaign to a bigger and brighter level with the #CHALKLiveYoung party held on November 15 (Saturday) at Club Haze, Bonifacio Global City.

Sporting their best and brightest #OOTD, party goers definitely had a blast as they maximized all the cool things in the #CHALKLiveYoung party: from the black light graffiti wall for self-expression to the neon light face painting booth.

Guests celebrated how to live young with the six winners of the Bright Young Manila Campus Hotties: Richard Hwan (UP-Diliman), Lyka Garcia (DLSU), Stephan Krenn (UST), Eunice Bakunawa (San Beda College), Jorge Urquico (DLS-CSB), and Patricia Go (Miriam College) who also strutted their style during the party as great beats were being played by DJ Arthur Tan and DJ Jessica Milner.


 
 
 
 


Meanwhile, SM Youth Ambassadors LA Aguinaldo and Tommy Esguerra thrilled everyone when they played fun games with hotties from the crowd.

The #CHALKLiveYoung party also marked the beginning of change as CHALK Magazine grabbed the opportunity to introduce their new Editor-in-Chief, Elaine Carag. Elaine was previously the Managing Editor of CHALK Magazine before becoming Editor-in-Chief of the best-selling magazine for the young, bold, and bright.

For more details, check out CHALK Magazine’s facebook page www.facebook.com/chalkmagazine.

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