One of the most memorable sitcoms in Philippine television history is set to make a comeback on November 2, Sunday(November 3, Monday Australian Daylight Saving Time or ADST) on The Filipino Channel's (TFC) male-oriented channel, BRO.
"Palibhasa Lalake" will be returning to Filipino television worldwide via BRO channel and will air from Sundays to Thursdays (Mondays through Fridays, ADST), bringing a daily dose of nostalgia. Catch the show's memorable characters once again, played byRichard Gomez, Joey Marquez, John Estrada, Gloria Romero, Amy Perez, Cynthia Patag, Carmina Villaroel, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Eric Fructoso, Jomari Yllana, Jao Mapa, Claudine Barretto, Rica Peralejo, G. Toengi, Anjo Yllana, Regine Tolentino, Lindsay Custodio, and many more.
"Palibhasa Lalake," which debuted in 1987, is a story revolving around three males, Ricky (Gomez), Joey (Marquez), and Johnny (Estrada) who struggle to find true love while highlighting the funny side of the Pinoy machismo. To guide them through rough and hilarious times is their guardian, Tita Minerva Chavez (Romero) with her nieces Amy(Perez), and the child-like lady of the house, Cynthia (Patag).
As the show progressed over the years, garnering a huge following from the Philippine public, more up and rising stars have guested and have become household names. The show launched the careers of the handsome teen trio known as 'Gwapings' composed of Mark(Fernandez), Eric (Fructoso), andJomari (Yllana, J.) and later on became a quartet with Jao (Mapa) joining the flock. In addition to the tightly knit cast of stars was the character of the loveable but somewhat different boy named, Tikyo (Yllana, A.). Since the show was predominantly composed of males, the show included then teenagers Barretto, Peralejo, Toengi, Tolentino, and Custodio, who have also become notable to the Philippine public.
Take a trip down memory lane and relive the hilarious antics of Ricky, Joey, Johnny, and the whole gang in "Palibhasa Lalake," starting November 2, Sunday and which will run Sundays through Thursdays (starting November 3, Monday and will run Mondays through Fridays, ADST) on TFC's BRO channel. Catch the gang's most memorable moments via TFC's official online service, TFC.tv and via its video-on-demand or VOD service (Internet Protocol television or IPTV) available in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
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Former DOH Secretary and Senator Juan M. Flavier died at 3:55 p.m. on Thursday, succumbing to multiple organ failure brought about by pneumonia. He was 79.
Over the past three years Flavier had suffered a series of small strokes that left his speech facilities intact, but compromised his balance and mobility.
He was admitted to the National Kidney Institute on the second week of September, and was in the hospital's intensive care unit from September 11 until his death on Thursday.
Philippines bids Gilas Pilipinas goodbye as Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) starts to search for the next national basketball squad minus coach Chot Reyes as announced today, October 30.
The announcement effectively disbanded the national team that finished second in the 2013 FIBA Asia Championship and removed Chot Reyes as national team coach.
In a statement, the SBP said its president, Manny V. Pangilinan, proposed a "participative and consultative approach" in the initial selection process for future national teams to address at least nine international tournaments scheduled for 2015.
"Elite tournaments like the FIBA Asia Qualifying, World Cup, Asian Games, which involve PBA players, will go through the committee composed of SBP Board members from the PBA, PBA D-League and the SBP," it said in a statement.
Meanwhile, a screening-selection committee composed of SBP board members representing the UAAP, NCAA, CESAFI, NAASCU and the SBP, through executive director Sonny Barrios, will oversee the team selection not involving PBA players.
Among the key tournaments SBP is preparing for are the 28th Southeast Asian Games in June 2015 and the 28th FIBA Asia Championship in China in August 2015. The FIBA Asia tilt will serve as the regional qualifier to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
The committees, according to the SBP, will short-list candidates for players and coach for submission to the SBP Executive Committee made up of the SBP chairman, president, vice chairman, vice president and executive director "for ultimate final approval" of the SBP Board of Trustees.
PBA commissioner Chito Salud said he has met with Pangilinan on Tuesday and relayed the comments and inputs of all the PBA team owners regarding Gilas Pilipinas, which after a superb performance in the FIBA Asia and FIBA Worlds nosedived to the Philippines' seventh place finish in the Asian Games -- an all-time worst.
"These comments and sentiments were received openly by Mr. Pangilinan, and during last Tuesday's SBP Board of Trustees meeting, in response to the comments and suggestions made by the PBA team owners, the SBP has approved the creation of a committee tasked to select the head coach of the national team and players from the PBA that would form the national pool," Salud said in a statement.
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“Hotel Transylvania 2” is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 smash hit “Hotel Transylvania” from Sony Pictures Animation. Director Genndy Tartakovsky returns to helm the sequel, as do screenwriters Adam Sandler and Robert Smigel.
The original's principal cast also reunite for “Hotel Transylvania 2” led by Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Cee-Lo Green, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon and Jon Lovitz.
Opening across the Philippines on September 2015, “Hotel Transylvania 2” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
My Only Radio (MOR) 101.9 For Life! will give "MORe fun and MORe music" to all of its loyal Kapamilya listeners through its free "MOR Live" Halloween concert this Friday (October 31), 9PM, at Tiendesitas in Pasig.
John Lloyd Cruz on 16-Year-Old Son: "Di ako magmamalinis pero 15 ako nun and I'll become a father 'pag ready na."
ABS-CBN received a judgment from the U.S. Federal District Court in Oregon against Jeffrey Ashby for damages of $10 million resulting from his infringing the copyrights and well-known trademarks of ABS-CBN by rebroadcasting ABS-CBN's popular TV shows and movies on his pirate websites. Among the many pirate sites that Ashby owned were watchfilipinotv.com, watchfilipinomovies.com and pinoytalaga.com.
Jeffrey Ashby made a statement about the $10 million judgment against him:
"I wish to warn anyone who may be copying and/or publishing content owned by ABS-CBN without their permission, to stop immediately. Continuing without authorization can and will lead to very serious consequences."
"Jeff Ashby is the first of many pirates that we are pursuing," said Elisha Lawrence, Associate Vice President of Global Anti-Piracy for ABS-CBN International, "We have begun a relentless campaign to enforce against all pirate websites due to the numerous reports that these sites contain dangerous malware which cause substantial harm including identify theft of financial information and phishing attacks."
ABS-CBN has recently partnered with Crime Stoppers USA. Please call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 if you have any information on a pirate website, and you could be eligible for a reward if your information leads to the conviction of the pirates involved.
ABS-CBN is represented in Oregon by Matt Levin of Markowitz Herbold PC, in New York by Tony Onorato of Steptoe & Johnson and inFlorida by Stephen Gaffigan.
Days after Marvin announced that he will join the cast of the series, Jolina, on Monday, reported to her first shooting day for "Flordeliza," confirming weeks of speculation that she will reunite with Marvin nearly two decades after they were launched as a tandem via "Gimik" in 1996.
The new series is under the direction of Wenn Deramas, who was also behind Jolina and Marvin's last film together as ABS-CBN stars, "Kung Ikaw Ay Isang Panaginip," in 2002.
Jolina transferred to GMA-7 that year. Marvin followed suit in 2006.
While "Flordeliza" is a drama series, Direk Wenn assured long-time fans of Jolina and Marvin that they will see light moments between the two, which they were known for in the late '90s.
Unlike their contemporaries at the time, Jolina and Marvin rarely had dramatic roles as a love team. "Labs Ko Si Babe," their first primetime series together, was billed as a romantic-comedy.
Direk Wenn added that "Flordeliza," which revolves around two children, is a timely project for both Jolina and Marvin, who are now parents. Marvin is a proud father to twins, while Jolina welcomed her first child with Rivermaya drummer Mark Escueta in February.
Such is the premise of the spine-tingling horror-suspense thriller “Halik sa Dilim”, a special TV-movie Halloween presentation which is set to air this Thursday, October 30, 7:00PM on TV5. This original film offering of TV5 is directed by Argel Joseph and stars JC De Vera, Helga Krapf and Nadine Samonte, together with Dang Cruz, Mariel Ponte, Jace Flores, Gio Alvarez, Cita Astals and LJ Moreno.
“Halik sa Dilim” tells the story of Jimuel (JC De Vera), a young doctor who meets the beautiful and seductive Mercedes (Helga Krapf) during a medical mission. Jimuel makes the mistake of getting passionate with the attractive Mercedes, who turns out to be a ghost whose obsession with Jimuel drives her to haunt his wife Charlotte (Nadine Samonte) and daughter Coraline (Mariel Ponte) so that she can have him all for herself.
What follows is a series of hair-raising scenes as the powerful and vengeful ghost of Mercedes violently pursues Charlotte and Coraline. Will Jimuel be able to save his family or will he be possessed by the ghost of Mercedes forever?
Don’t miss the exclusive one-time airing of “Halik sa Dilim” on October 30 at 7:00PM, only on TV5.
Attention KathNiel Fans: Clothes Worn by Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla Now Available at ABS-CBN Store
Aside from these, online shoppers can now also purchase subscriptions for their favorite ABS-CBN Publishing titles, and have the latest issues delivered directly to their doorstep.
The ABS-CBN Store is the official online store of the Kapamilya network.
The Kapamilya actress revealed that, after they got engaged Christmas of last year, they are scheduled to have a winter wedding in Michigan and will also have a second wedding in the Philippines next year for their friends and families.
"We will have a winter wedding. It's our favorite season. It’s nothing grand and extravagant but it’s going to be simple with taste." she said.
Besides their wedding day, Jewel revealed that she is also looking forward to their first kiss. According to Jewel, they have not kissed yet. “It’s so nice, it’s so different because we’re so in love with each other without being physically intimate and yet physically attracted to each other. It’s different.”
Columbia Pictures has just unveiled the teaser trailer of its upcoming supernatural thriller, "Insidious: Chapter 3,” the newest instalment in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell.
Watch the trailer below:
This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.
Opening soon across the Philippines on May 2015, “Insidious: Chapter 3” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.
Singing policewoman PO3 Jannet Cadayon became the first member of Team apl.de.ap as he performed classic hit song "Tukso" on the blind auditions of the second season of "The Voice of the Philippines" aired Sunday night, October 26.
The 40-year-old singing cop is a member of the Philippine National Police's Highway Patrol Group in Tacloban City. As a single mom, Cadayona said she dedicates all her efforts to her two kids.
Lea Salonga: "Hinahanap namin sa Season 2 yung hinde lang magaling kundi maka-halimaw sa galing. Halimaw ka Sir".
Timmy who came back to the Philippines to take care of his grandmother sang Martin Nievera's "You Are My Song," which made coaches Lea, Bamboo and Sarah Geronimo turn for him.
Lea Salonga: "Timmy, everything na hinahanap ko sa isang singer, nasa 'yo. It's this internal battle na, ano pa 'yung gagawin ko, pero ang galing-galing talaga, hindi ko pwedeng palampasin".
Tanya Diaz, a 27-year-old rock vocalist from Mandaluyong City, became the first four-chair turner of the second season of "The Voice of the Philippines" aired on Sunday night, October 26.
Tanya, who performed the rock classic, "What About Love," came from a family of musicians. Her mother is a singer-songwriter, while her father is a musical arranger. All her brothers are also into music. During her blind audition, she said that she was inspired by her late brother, who was into rock.
apl.de.ap: "You brought the house down. Alam mo, kailangan mo akong piliin, kasi kapag hindi mo ako pinili, para akong traffic sa EDSA, I cannot move on without you".
Lea Salonga: "May mga good, tapos may mga very good, tapos may mga great. You're in the great section. You have everything, all the technical tools, emotionally, you're there. May katapusan ba 'yung galing nitong babaeng ito? Ang galing–galing mo talaga. Grabe ang naging impluwensiya ng kapatid mo sa 'yo".
Sarah Geronimo: "Tanya, ikaw ang isa sa mga hinahanap ko. Sobrang amazing, 'yung ang linis kumanta, pero grabe kung mag-growl. Paano niyo 'yun... mga lalamunan niyo. Tanya, kailangan na kailangan kita sa team ko. We’ll do anything for you".
Tanya eventually decided to join Bamboo's team, becoming Camp Kawayan's first member.
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The event featured two elaborate stage set-ups featuring 30 famous performers and personalities from Indonesia, Malaysia. Christian was the lone Filipino performer in the event. Most of the songs performed were from a traditional Indonesian folk genre called Dangdut.
"I was overwhelmed that I got invited in such a prestigious event in MNCTV," says Christian. "The fact alone they trusted me to sing Dangdut, para akong inampon ng Indonesia. These dangdut songs are rich in tradition and almost sacred to them."
"The songs were beautifully and contemporarily arranged and the production numbers had the artists and dancers in elaborate traditional inspired costumes," shares he. "Syempre, I also sang my hits Tetaplah Dihatiku (Please Be Careful with My Heart in Bahasa language) with film & soap superstar Bunga Citra Lestari , The Way You Look At Me and my latest single to be released in Manila Up Where We Belong, which is the theme of the GMA7 series Empress Ki."
Christian also met with other TV program media groups under MNCTV and family members of the network owners.