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Rumor has it that the very poor rating performance is the main reason why the GMA-7 management decided to finally end the show. Remember when they change its timeslot from Thursday to Saturday just to boost the show's viewing capability.
The director, who was known to his friends and colleagues as Manong Gilbert, suffered a heart attack last July 1 on the set of his new ABS-CBN drama series, A Time For Us, starring Jericho Rosales and Malaysian actress Carmen Soo. He was rushed to St. Luke's Medical Center where he underwent an angioplasty on the same day.
But, unfortunately, he never recovered.
Manong Gilbert's friends from the industry held a fundraising show last July 10 at Esquinita for his hospitalization. The show reportedly raised P2 million.
Some of Manong Gilbert's credits as a TV director are the following: Maalaala Mo Kaya; Arriba, Arriba; Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka; Bituing Walang Ningning; Super Inggo; Super Inggo 1.5: Ang Bagong Bangis; Maging Sino Ka Man Book 2; and Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara.
Some of the films he directed are Kahit Isang Saglit, Trip, Jologs, Dreamboy, and Supah Papalicious. All these films were produced by Star Cinema, the film company of ABS-CBN, where Manong Gilbert spent most of his career as a director.
Angel Locsin and Piolo Pascual's recently-concluded series Lobo also showed up in the primetime race, this time garnering a rating of 32.4 percent to secure the third spot. ABS-CBN's reality show Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus, which ended last month, likewise showed its grit by registering a 31 percent grade followed by Joaquin Bordado's 30.1 percent.
The pilot episode of Regine Velasquez's Ako si Kim Samsoon made an impressive debut, notching the 7th spot overall via its 26-percent marker. Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson's My Girl and TV Patrol World both gained identical rating of 29.5 percent.
Also making it in the Top 10 are Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita (No. 8) and 24 Oras (No. 10).
The coverage of action superstar Rudy Fernandez's burial on June 12 at the Heritage Park & Crematorium in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City emerged as the most-watched program in the daytime Weekday Programs category. GMA-7's coverage, which garnered 26 percent, bested ABS-CBN's coverage with 22.9 percent. Separating the two was the Mexicanovela El Cuerpo del Deseo, which gained a rating of 23.6 percent.
Roxanne Guinoo's afternoon soap Ligaw na Bulaklak settled for fifth spot behind afternoon variety show Wowowee.
GMA-7's Dramarama Sa Hapon Block occupied the four of the last five slots—Kaputol ng Isang Awit at No. 6; Daisy Siete and Magdusa Ka tied at No. 7 and No. 8; and Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan (No. 10).
ABS-CBN's daily game show Pilipinas, Game KNB? grabbed the ninth place.
Manny Pacquiao's fight against David Diaz proved to be a winner in the Weekend Programs (daytime) bracket. Amassing a whopping rating of 46 percent rating, the match dubbed as Lethal Combination, was a runaway winner with second placer Wowowee only managing to secure a 22.5 percent rating.
Star Cinema movies Pasukob and You Got Me, which were pitted against the Pacquiao-Diaz match, occupied the third and fourth spots with 20.1 percent and 18.8 percent, respectively. Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN grabbed the fifth spot with 18.7 percent.
Though a no show in the weekday contest, Eat Bulaga! made its presence felt by gathering an 18.2 percent rating, good enough for sixth place.
Kapamilya shows ASAP '08 and Your Song grabbed the seventh and eights spots, respectively.
Rounding up the entire cast are Wish Ko Lang and The Buzz.
Moving over to the primetime race, ABS-CBN's Pinoy Big Brother secured 1st and 2nd place respectively. PBB Teen Edition's Big Night gained 42.4 percent while PBB Teen Edition: The Big Reunion garnered 32.7 percent.
Two other Kapamilya shows, Kapitan Boom and Pinoy Dream Academy, which replaced PBB, were tied in third and fourth place with 29.4 percent; followed by the regular airing of PBB with 29 percent.
The rest of the Top 10 were occupied by Goin' Bulilit; Bitoy's Funniest Videos; Rated K; Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho; and Kap's Amazing Stories.
Here are the Top 10 weekday and weekend programs for the month of June based on a survey conducted by AGB Nielsen among NUTAM households:
Top Weekday Programs (Daytime)
1. Paalam Daboy 1952-2008** (GMA-7) - 26%
2. El Cuerpo Del Deseo (ABS-CBN) - 23.6%
3. Paalam Daboy** (ABS-CBN) - 22.9%
4. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 22.2%
5. Ligaw na Bulaklak (ABS-CBN) - 19.4%
6. Kaputol ng Isang Awit (GMA-7) - 19%
7-8. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 17.9%
7-8. Magdusa Ka (GMA-7) - 17.9%
9. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 17.8%
10. Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan (GMA-7) - 16.4%
Top Weekday Programs (Primetime)
1. Dyesebel (GMA-7) - 33.6%
2. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 32.9%
3. Lobo (ABS-CBN) - 32.4%
4. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus (ABS-CBN) - 31%
5. Joaquin Bordado (GMA-7) - 30.1%
6. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 29.5%
7. My Girl (ABS-CBN) - 29.5%
8. Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita (GMA-7) - 26.4%
9. Ako Si Kim Samsoon*** (GMA-7) - 26%
10. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 23.2%
Top Weekend Programs (Daytime)
1. Lethal Combination: Pacquiao vs. Diaz** (GMA-7) - 46%
2. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 22.5%
3. Pasukob** (ABS-CBN) - 20.1%
4. You Got Me!** (ABS-CBN) - 18.8%
5. Cinema FPJ: Da King On ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 18.7%
6. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 18.2%
7. ASAP ‘08 (ABS-CBN) - 17.3%
8. Your Song (ABS-CBN) - 16%
9. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 15.9%
10. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 15.4%
Top Weekend Programs (Primetime)
1. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus: The Big Night** (ABS-CBN) - 42.4%
2. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus: The Big Reunion** (ABS-CBN) - 32.7%
3-4. Kapitan Boom (ABS-CBN) - 29.4%
3-4. Pinoy Dream Academy (Season II) (ABS-CBN) - 29.4%
5. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus (ABS-CBN) - 29%
6. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 27.2%
7. Bitoy's Funniest Videos (GMA-7) - 25.3%
8. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 22.9%
9. Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 22.3%
10. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 20.5%
Legend: ** Special
*** Pilot Episode
Source: AGB Nielsen Media Research, Philippines via PEP
It's been months since Ejay was named as the big winner of the reality show, and his busy schedule has kept him from leaving Manila.
Ejay is excited to see Mindoro once again and thank all of his kababayans who supported him all the way to the top!
"Sa [July] 26 po may homecoming po ako. May motorcade po."
Ejay revealed that he already got his cash prize, but he has not bought anything special yet with his money.
"Actually wala pa po akong binibili. Siguro cellphone pa lang po. Saka yung tuition pa lang po ng kapatid ko. Yung pera po sinave ko muna sa bangko," says Ejay.
Ejay has no showbiz projects yet, unlike his fellow batchmates Nicole Uysiuseng, Josef Elizalde, and Robi Domingo who are in "My Girl" and Beauty Gonzalez who’s part of "Iisa Pa Lamang".
He's currently training in martial arts right now, but his manager kept mum on what particular project the training is for. Meanwhile, Ejay is busy making personal appearances.
"Mga mall tours po namin. Nag-si-speech lessons din po ako," he replied.
He confessed that he really needs to improve on his speech and it's something that he really wants to work on.
"Kahit hindi naman po nila sabihin, e gagawin ko po yun. Kaya gagawin ko po yun ng mabuti."
Most of his mall visits are out of town and pairs him with his PBB love team Valerie Weigmann. Everything is going well between the two of them, he shared.
"Hindi pa kami. Pero kung dati e close kami sa loob ng bahay ni Kuya, e closer kami ngayon."
"Ay Ayeng," a film which tackles the indigenous life of the Ifugaos in the hinterlands of Mountain Province, has premiered in Hawaii.
Young actress Heart Evangelista who plays the title role was busy with other commitments so she could not make it to Hawaii in time for the gala showing.
The film's other stars, beauty queen and actress Maria Isabel Lopez and actor Jao Mapa attended the event.
"It was a success. Ang daming dumating na mga Fil-Am sa Hawaii Theater kung saan din ginawa ang premiere showing ng ‘Caregiver’ ni Sharon Cuneta," said Lopez.
"Sayang nga, wala si Heart. Ang dami pa namang mga Filipino sa Hawaii na naghanap sa kanya," she added.
Lopez wore an Igorot-inspired costume at the premiere night. She said "Ay Ayeng" was a celebrated movie among migrant Filipino workers in Hawaii because it traces the origins of many Ifugaos who are now based in the US.
"Nakakapangalisag ng balahibo ang kuwento ng mga nakilala ko sa Hawaii tungkol sa karanasan nila sa Mountain Province. Masyado silang naapi ro’n," said Lopez.
According to Edd Palmos, the director of the movie, the story of "Ay Ayeng" was inspired by the life of Macli-ing Dulag, a tribal leader during the Marcos dictatorship who fought against the destruction of Chico Dam.
In the movie, Ayeng, a mountain maiden, wants to spread education to solve the socio-economic problems of the natives but the intervention and suppression of the military get in the way.
Ayeng was also vehemently discouraged by her tribeswomen from pursuing the formal schooling of their children because of long-standing beliefs and traditions.
The movie is adapted from the novel "Maestra Ester" written by Abdon Noviza and Lica Lazaro. Like Ester, "Ay Ayeng" believes that education is the key to a bright future.
From the wilderness to city life, the tribal maiden waded her way against all odds to follow her dream: to be a teacher in order to teach the poor children back home.
In the end, she realized that dream, but only after encountering greed, exploitation, discrimination and deceit.
A Fil-Am actress, Sheena Joy, is introduced in the film as a photojournalist who documents the events in Benguet. Along with Mapa, Sheena Joy sang and danced at the Hawaii premiere.
"Ay Ayeng" is the initial offering of Aloha Pearl Film Productions of Peter and Arlax Malbog, line produced by Edilberto Serrano.
The movie was already shown in Macau, Kuwait, Hongkong and at the Baguio Convention Center in Baguio, Philippines..
See "Ay, Ayeng" movie trailer below:
Naging malinaw rin sa entertainment press na walang mangyayaring paglipat ng network si Judy Ann.
Lahad ni Ms. Malou, "Nakapag-usap naman po noong Thursday [July 10], dito rin sa 14th Floor. Tuloy ang taping ng Nurserye [ni Judy Ann], pero pagdating na niya ang pagre-resume ng taping dahil aalis ulit siya at sa August na ang balik niya.
"Magkakaroon din siya ng isang episode sa MMK, pero hinahanapan pa ng magandang istorya. Sisimulan na rin yung sitcom nila ni Ryan Agoncillo, kasama si Ai-Ai delas Alas. And then, her movie with Star Cinema."
Nang tanungin ang Star Cinema executive kung may napag-usapan ba tungkol sa nasusulat at nababalitang paglipat ng network ni Juday, wala raw na-mention at all na ganoon sa kanilang meeting.
"Wala namang na-mention na lipatan," sabi ni Ms. Malou. "I could say na yung naging usap, it's more on nagkaayos. It's more on kung anuman ang nangyari, huwag na lang nating pag-usapan."
Masaya naman daw lahat during the meeting at naging maganda ang pag-uusap at mga planong nakatakdang gawin for Juday's projects.
Ayon pa kay Ms. Malou, posibleng last quarter of this year mai-ere ang Nurserye ni Juday with Derek Ramsay dahil may pelikula pa ring gagawin ng aktres para sa Regal Entertainment, Kulam. Nabanggit nga raw ni Juday na magiging visible siya dahil sa promotion nito, kasama na rin ang mga ABS-CBN show na lalabasan niya.
TV Ratings: Joaquin Bordado and Lobo Made a Good Exit in the Rating; Codename: Asero and Iisa Pa Lamang Started Good in the Ratings
Joaquin Bordado, which ran for exactly five months, posted a rating of 40.8 percent behind consistent leader Dyesebel's 41 percent. Meanwhile, Lobo, which lasted almost six months, generated a rating of 24.4 percent to land at No. 6
Because the last episode of Joaquin Bordado ran for over an hour, it went up against The Singing Bee (No. 5), which posted a rating of 25.2 percent, and a portion of Lobo.
Ako Si Kim Samsoon and 24 Oras occupied the third and fourth spots, respectively.
Meanwhile, if two primetime series ended last Friday, July 11, two shows immediately replaced them last night, July 14: ABS-CBN's Iisa Pa Lamang and GMA-7's Codename: Asero.
Codename: Asero opened explosively when it posted a rating of 40.1 percent to grab the second place behind top-rater Dyesebel's 40.5 percent. This Richard Gutierrez-Heart Evangelista starrer replaced Robin Padilla's Joaquin Bordado.
Meanwhile, Iisa Pa Lamang—which boasts a powerhouse cast of dramatic stars led by Claudine Barretto, Diether Ocampo, and Gabby Concepcion—opened with a modest 24.3 percent to take the No. 7 spot. Iisa Pa Lamang was the replacement of the recently concluded Lobo of Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin.
24 Oras and Ako Si Kim Samsoon took the third and fourth spots.
ABS-CBN's primetime newscast TV Patrol World became the highest-rated Kapamilya program when it placed sixth overall by virtue of its 25.9 percent rating.
Four other Kapamilya shows—The Singing Bee, My Girl, Pinoy Dream Academy, and Wheel of Fortune—occupied the rest of the Top 10.
July 11 (Friday)
Dyesebel (GMA-7) - 41%
Joaquin Bordado (GMA-7) - 40.8%
Ako Si Kim Samsoon (GMA-7) - 29.6%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 27.1%
The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 25.2%
Lobo (ABS-CBN) - 24.4%
My Girl (ABS-CBN) - 22.4%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 22.1%
Dalja's Spring (GMA-7) - 20.5%
Pinoy Dream Academy (ABS-CBN) - 20.2%
July 14 (Monday)
Dyesebel (GMA-7) - 40.5%
Codename: Asero (GMA-7) - 40.1%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 32.8%
Ako Si Kim Samsoon (GMA-7) - 27.7%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 25.9%
The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 25.5%
Iisa Pa Lamang (ABS-CBN) - 24.3%
My Girl (ABS-CBN) - 21.7%
Pinoy Dream Academy (ABS-CBN) - 19.4%
Wheel of Fortune (ABS-CBN) - 19.1%
This July, Star Cinema and Viva Films bring you a very special love story for the year 2008.
Starring John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo.
In a very special film by Cathy Garcia-Molina.
A Very Special Love.
Showing on July 30, 2008.
Attention Wildcats! Here's the new and official teaser trailer of High School Musical 3: Senior Year.
HSM3: Senior is being scheduled for a theatrical release on October 24.
"Actually, God made men and women different. But the big difference between women and men--it doesn't matter what kind of life they live--is that men think that the faster way to go to a point is to go straight. Women, no. The faster way to go to a point is to go through curves and fixing every curve," Miss Venezuela answered international judge Louis Lacari.
Before the special announcement, Miss Venezuela, who is into interior design and learning new languages, was among the crowd favorites.
She wore a beautiful yellow night gown when given the 18K white and yellow gold crown, which was valued at $120,000. She is the 57th Miss Universe.
The crown was given to her by Miss Universe 2007 Riyo Mori of Japan.
Here are the final results of the just concluded Ms. Universe 2008 Pageant:
Miss Universe 2008: Dayana Mendoza, VENEZUELA
1st Runner-up: Taliana Vargas, COLOMBIA
2nd Runner-up: Marianne Cruz, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
3rd Runner-up: Vera Krasova, RUSSIA
4th Runner-up: Elisa Najera, MEXICO
TOP 10 (With Evening Gown Scores)
1. Colombia - 9.829
2. Venezuela - 9.697
3. Mexico - 9.429
4. Dominican Republic - 9.036
5. Russia - 8.471
6. Kosovo - 8.264
7. Spain - 8.200
8. USA - 8.050
9. Italy - 7.729
10. Australia - 7.557
Miss Congeniality: EL SALVADOR
16 year old Idol hopeful, Sue Ellen, was kicked off of Pinoy Idol on last night show's elimination.
According to source, all the original members are performing — Ely Buendia, Buddy Zabala, Marcus Adoro and Raimund Marasigan.
This piece of good news should make the Eraserheads fans very happy.
Said to be the ‘greatest Pinoy band,’ the Eraserheads will sing all their hit songs, including Alapaap, Toyang and Ang Huling El Bimbo.
So much water, so to speak, has flowed under the bridge since the band broke up years ago.
Ely, who survived a heart attack two years ago, has formed two bands, Mongol (which didn’t last long) and Pupil (still playing).
‘It took one big company to bring the former band members together,’ said the source who is keeping the company’s identity ‘confidential’ for the time being.
Really now, don’t the Eraserheads fans wish that the band would stay together not just for a one-night-only concert but for good...for old time’s sake?