Ehra Madrigal is Isabel in 'Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop Sa Balat ng Lupa'

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Kapuso sexy star Ehra Madrigal will star as Isabel in a GMA-7's TV adaptation of a classic movie 'Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop sa Balat ng Lupa'. Isabel was first portrayed by Ms. Gloria Diaz in 1975 and by Ms. Ruffa Guttierez in 1996.

Joining the cast are Paolo Contis, Ehra's younger sister Michelle Madrigal, Joseph Bitangcol and Ms. Gloria Diaz. This will be under the direction of Celso Ad Castillo only in GMA-7's sinenovela.

Photo courtesy of FHM Phils.

Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo's Wedding Set on May 4

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Ryan Agoncillo willingly answered all questions thrown to him by the press during the presscon of TV-5 for Talentadong Pinoy last January 29. Some of the things that were discussed pertains to his personal life.

Ryan told the press that he and Judy Ann Santos are currently looking for a house in the south area and is about to close a deal to their chosen home with four to five bedrooms, of course, one of which is for their daughter Yohan.

Ryan also gave some details on their upcoming wedding. According to Ryan, there will only be two sets of Ninong and Ninang. The megastar who is also Judy Ann's sister in showbusiness Sharon Cuneta will be the matron of honor and Ryan’s brother Dondi will be the best man. Paul Cabral will be in-charge of Judy Ann's wedding gown and so the whole wedding entourage.

Although he was hesitant to announce the wedding date, a source very close to the couple revealed that a very private wedding will take place on May 4 this year and there will be no TV coverage of the event will be allowed since they want everything to be private and solemn.

May Bukas Pa - Full Trailer

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May Bukas Pa, is ABS-CBN's upcoming teleserye that will hit the station's primetime bida block starting February 2, with seven-year-old Zaijan Jaranilla portraying the role of Santino.

Zaijan, who also played the young Tiny Tony, will have Dina Bonnevie, Albert Martinez, Maja Salvador, and Rayver Cruz as supporting cast.

When I Met U - Movie Trailer

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Regal Entertainment, Inc.
GMA Films

proudly present

the biggest and the most anticipated
romantic movie of the year

Richard Gutierrez, the valentine box-office king
KC Concepcion, in her very first valentine movie

They had their own separate lives...
But when fate made them meet...
...they started to question what real love is all about

Is love what others think is right?...
...or what you feel is real?

This Valentine's...
let love carry you away

And it all began...
When I Met U

Dingdong Dantes is the Featured Artist in the Pilot Episode of AXN Asia's 'The Duke'

After the recognition given to him by E! Television as the third sexiest men of the world last year, this time, another international channel is giving Philippine actor Dingdong Dantes a full credit by featuring him on the the pilot episode of the newest show of AXN, The Duke.

The Duke is a glossy men's magazine talk show that will feature men that stand a class above the rest. Men who are successful in their careers, who earned respect of their peers, and are role models. Someone whom they can call a "Duke."

Last December 2008, The Duke's host Eunice Olsen, its cameramen, director, executive producer, staff, and host went all the way from Singapore to have an interview with Dingdong right at his Cubao Quezon City residence.

The Duke will have air its pilot episode on February 9, 8 p.m., Singapore time.

Eat Bulaga 'Taktak Mo o Tatakbo' - Another Noontime Show Scam?

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The Philippines longest running noontime TV show is currently facing a controversy.

A video clip on YouTube titled "Eat Bulaga Dayaan - Huling Huli" showed an alleged cheating in the 'Taktak Mo o Tatakbo' game segment of Eat Bulaga that sparked a flurry of commentary on internet forums.

In the jackpot round of the said segment, the contestant spun the roulette and it stopped almost midway the one million pesos and fifty thousand pesos. In the video clip, although it was a close call it seemed that the pointer was on the 1 million side of the roulette. But Vic Sotto said, "Ako tingin ko rito lamang sa, walang ano 'to ha, lamang sa singkwenta..."

Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You" Sets Billboard's New Record

Kelly Clarkson's "My Life Would Suck Without You" vaults from #97 to #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 this week. That sets a new record for the biggest leap into the top spot in the chart's 50-year history. The old record was held by Britney Spears' "Womanizer," which shot from #96 to #1 in October. Clarkson's song also enters the Hot Digital Songs chart at #1, after selling 280,000 downloads in its first week.

"My Life Would Suck Without You," the lead single from Clarkson's upcoming fourth album All I Ever Wanted, is her second #1 on the Hot 100. "A Moment Like This," her American Idol victory song, shot from #52 to #1 in October 2002. (At the time, that was the biggest leap into the top spot in Hot 100 history.) "Suck" is Clarkson's first #1 on Hot Digital Songs. Her 2004 smash "Since U Been Gone" just missed the top spot, though it has sold more than 2 million cumulative downloads.

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Derek Ramsay and Angelica Panganiban on 'Your Song Presents: Feb-Ibig'

Reel and real-life sweethearts Derek Ramsay and Angelica Panganiban will be the featured loveteam in the month-long episode of Your Song Presents this February.

This is not the first time Derek and Angelica's loveteam was featured on the show. They were first paired on the August 2007 episode of Your Song titled 'Upside Down' were according to them signaled the start of their real-life romance too.

According to Angelica, "I will play the role of Sheila . Isa siyang successful career woman pero pagdating sa love life, hindi siya kasing palad. Ngunit, magbabago ito nang makilala niya si Raphael (played by Derek)."

However, Derek will play the role of Raphael, "May-ari ako ng isang restaurant na may kaya. Si Sheila rin may kaya, pero malas sa pagdi-date ng mga boys niya. At lahat ng blind-date na dinadala niya sa restaurant ko. At maiisip niya, malas ang restaurant ko."

Also in the cast are Star Magic artists Diane Medina at Elaine Quemuel.

Your Song Presents: Feb-Ibig is directed by Manny Palo. And will air on the whole month of February starting February 1, right after ASAP '09 on ABS-CBN 2.

ABS-CBN TV Shows for February

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A new late-morning program, a tele-thriller, a TV series, and a showbiz talk show will make the Kapamilya viewing habits extra-ordinary this February.

Their first offering, May Bukas Pa, is set to hit the primetime block starting February 2, with seven-year-old Zaijan Jaranilla portraying the role of Santino.

Initial reports announced that the project would be Marcelino, the local adaptation of the 1955 Spanish film, Marcelino Pan y Vino (Marcelino, Bread and Wine), also known as The Miracle of Santino. Apparently, ABS-CBN had a change of plans.

The young boy, who also played the young Tiny Tony, will be working with Dina Bonnevie, Albert Martinez, Maja Salvador, and Rayver Cruz, to name a few.

Second to the list is the morning tandem of a former beauty queen-actress-host Ruffa Gutierrez and Comedy Queen Ai-Ai delas Alas in a show called Ruffa and Ai. Find out how the two women are going to mix katatawanan with kakikayan starting February 16.

Thirdly, the tandem of Kris Aquino and Boy Abunda will be moved to primetime block. With the witty and weighty repartee of the king and queen of talk, the nights of Channel 2 viewers are bound to be livelier. SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon will have its first round of tittle-tattle on February 16.

For the fourth show, which will have its pilot episode on February 23, Maricel Soriano will give us the heart-thumping remake of Florinda, the third and last installment of Sineserye Presents: The Susan Roces Collection. The cast includes Roxanne Guinoo, Jay Manalo, Zanjoe Marudo, Cherry Pie Picache, William Martinez, and Nikki Gil.

Expect this latest offering of ABS-CBN to wreak havoc in the ratings game. New formats, new faces, and a big comeback are all poised and ready to make noise on the TV landscape.

'Love Me Again’ Earned 41.2 Million Pesos in Two Weeks

The first movie team-up of Angel Locsin and Piolo Pascual titled 'Love Me Again: Land Down Under' earned a total of 41.2 million pesos in two weeks.

On its first week, Love Me Again topped Philippine Box-Office by raking in 29.48 million pesos beating Hollywood films debuting at the same period like Bride Wars, Changeling and the Haunting of Molly Hartley.

While on its second week, the Star Cinema movie grossed 11.7 million pesos making it far second to the hollywood vampire movie Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.

See Box-Office results below for January 14 - 25 courtesy of Box-Office Mojo:

Philippines Box Office
January 14–18, 2009
(US $1 = 47.123 Philippines Peso)

1. Love Me Again = $625,779
2. Bedtime Stories = $231,069
3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button = $151,729

Philippines Box Office
January 21–25, 2009

(US $1 = 47.3607 Philippines Peso)

1. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans = $413,615
2. Love Me Again = $247,307
3. Yes Man = $148,134

Nikki Gil is Ryan Agoncillo's New Love Interest on "Pieta"

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Singer-actress Nikki Gil is now part of ABS-CBN's afternoon soap drama series Pieta.

Nikki will play the character of 'Guia', a secretary who will witness a crime done by Miguel (John Regala). Miguel orders Rigor to take care of Guia but it seems that Rigor has a soft spot for her, which prompts him to bring Guia to safety. Guia's love for her blind younger sister (Sharlene San Pedro) makes Rigor admire her more.

Will Guia make Rigor forget all about Martha (Krista Ranillo)? Until when can Rigor protect Guia?

Find out these and more exciting scenes on Pieta, Mondays through Fridays right after Parekoy on ABS-CBN 2.

The Cast of GMA Films "When I Met You"

Meet the casts of GMA Films and Regal Entertainment's "When I Met You" featuring the second movie team-up of Richard Gutierrez and KC Concepcion.

Benjie (Richard Gutierrez) - a struggling cargo pilot trapped in relationship with his fiancée Tracy and falls for another woman while on a trip to Palawan.

Jenny (KC Concepcion)- a mall promodizer whose fascination with romance and true love engulfs her in a quandary when she falls in love with Benjie.

Tracy (Iya Villania) - a rich and beautiful pastry chef who uses her beauty and her wealth to manipulate her boyfriend Benjie.

Albert (Alfred Vargas) - a stoic veterinarian who is a control freak; loves Jenny but controls everything about her.

Conching (Cherry Pie Picache) - Jenny's mother, an elementary teacher who has to earn her keep as the husband is handicapped.

Kardo (Tirso Cruz III) - Jenny's blind father, who stays home because of his handicap but is privy to Jenny's feelings for Benjie.

Manny (Chinggoy Alonzo) - Benjie's father, a compulsive gambler who makes his way into heavy debts and asks Tracy's help.

Sylvia (Chanda Romero) - Jenny's favorite aunt, a woman who moves from man to man in her relationships.

Kim (Chariz Solomon) - Jenny's best friend, another promodizer who becomes Jenny's confidante.

Tato (Bearwin Meily) - Benjie's friend and colleague in the office whom Benjie hooks up with Kim.

Cynthia - Manny's young and sexy lover.

Stella - Albert's grandmother, his only family left.

Marcus (Mavi Lozano) - Jenny's younger brother who is in college.

Bernice (Bubbles Paraiso) -Tracy and Albert's friend who weds in Palawan.

Teddy (Paolo Paraiso) - another friend of Tracy and Albert.

Beatrice - Tracy's mother who lives in Canada.

When I Met You is directed by Joel Lamangan and will open in cinemas nationwide starting February 11, 2009.

Youtube Pinay Bathroom Singers 'Rin on the Rox' Invited by Ellen DeGeneres

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Ellen DeGeneres discovered another pinoy singing sensation on Youtube - 'bathroom singers' Rin and Rox - and she invited them to guest on her top-rating talk show.

'Rin on the Rox' are bestfriends Rin and Roxanne who do cover songs inside their bathroom and upload their videos on Youtube.

In a recent episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ellen invited the pinay singing duo to guest on her show.

"Recently, I found these two singers on the internet. These two girls are singing in the bathroom. So they are fantastic. If you are watching right now, please, please come on the show if you are watching. We have a wonderful bathroom here… But seriously, you are great. So please, please come on the show if you would like to," Ellen said.

Rin or Erin Paula is 20 years old and pure Filipino while Rox or Roxanne, 21, is half-pinoy half-white. They are both based in California, USA.

They mentioned in their YouTube channel 'hiphoprox' that they are proud to be Filipinos.

Ellen invites Pinoy YouTube singing sensation duo ‘Rin and Rox’

Rin on the Rox - If I Were A Boy

Rin on the Rox - T Shirt

Rin on the Rox - We Belong Together

TJ Trinidad is Now a Kapuso Star

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Kapamilya identified actor TJ Trinidad will be soon be a Kapuso. Although TJ Trinidad claims that he is not really an exclusive star of ABS-CBN, he expresses his gratitude to the management of ABS-CBN for giving him good projects where he made a name for himself - Basta’t Kasama Kita, Krystala, Gulong ng Palad, Da Adventures of Pedro Penduko, Hiram Na Mukha, Rounin, Walang Kapalit, and Prinsesa ng Banyera.

"I was never under contract with ABS, it’s per project also. Kaya medyo matagal ako na nagkatrabaho uli after Prinsesa ng Banyera, kasi we just had to make sure that everything was okay. Si Tita Annabelle ang nakipag-usap sa ABS-CBN, nag-meeting kami and all that.

It’s not like bigla na lang kaming lumipat nang walang abiso. Nagpaalam kami nang maayos. We prioritized ABS-CBN first. Eventually, nagpaalam kami nang maayos at nagbigay sila ng green light. Ako, I owe it to the management of ABS. Kami naman, we don’t wanna burn bridges.

I don’t think it’s fair for people to speculate. I’ve proven my loyalty to ABS when I was there."

TJ Trinidad will soon be seen in Richard Gutierrez starrer 'Zorro' where he will play as Zorro’s nemesis.

He also change managers from June Rufino to Annabelle Rama.

15th Screen Actors Guild Awards List of Winners

The 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) has named this year’s honorees for outstanding performances in 2008 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for film and television stunt ensembles.

Held at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night, January 25, 2009, the winners were unveiled as actors themselves selected the best performances from amongst their peers for movies and television in the year 2008.

Here is the complete list of winners:


Sean Penn, Milk

Meryl Streep, Doubt

Supporting Actor
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight

Supporting Actress
Kate Winslet, The Reader

Ensemble Cast
Slumdog Millionaire


Actor in a Telefilm or Miniseries
Paul Giamatti / John Adams - “JOHN ADAMS” (HBO)

Actress in a Telefilm or Miniseries
Laura Linney / Abigail Adams - “JOHN ADAMS” (HBO)

Actress in a Drama Series
Sally Field / Nora Walker - “BROTHERS & SISTERS” (ABC)

Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Laurie / Gregory House - “HOUSE” (FOX)

Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin / Jack Donaghy - “30 ROCK” (NBC)

Actress in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey / Liz Lemon - “30 ROCK” (NBC)

Drama Ensemble
Mad Men (AMC)

Comedy Ensemble
30 Rock (NBC)


James Earl Jones

Presenters at this year’s awards include Katie Holmes, Christina Applegate, Taye Diggs, Jon Hamm, John Krasinski, Amy Poehler, Anthony Hopkins, Susan Sarandon, Angela Bassett, Jon Hamm, John Krasinski, Eric McCormack, Kyra Sedgwick, William Shatner and Ernest Borgnine.

2009 UP Gandingan Awards List of Winners

ABS-CBN garnered 14 out of 26 citations, GMA-7 bring home 9 citations, while its sister network QTV 11 was named Most Development-Oriented TV Station at the third annual Gandingan Awards given by the UP Community Broadcasters’ Society at the UP Los Baños.

Here are the complete list of winners:

Best News Anchor: Korina Sanchez
Best Panel Moderator: Ted Failon
Best Talk Show: Boy and Kris
Best Talk Show Host: Boy Abunda
Best Public Affairs Program Host: Jessica Soho
Best Public Service Program: Wish Ko Lang
Best Public Service Program Host: Vicky Morales
Best Investigative Program: Imbestigador
Best Investigative Program Host: Mike Enriquez
Best Field Reporter: Jiggy Manicad
Best Documentary Filmmaker: Howie Severino
Best Morning Show: Umagang Kay Ganda
Best Music Station: MYX
Best VJ: Iya Villania
Best FM Station: Alam Mo Na 'Yan 101.9
Best Disc Jock: Martin D.
Best AM Station: DZMM
Best AM Announcer: Korina Sanchez
Most Development-Oriented Documentary Program: I-Witness
Most Development-Oriented Magazine Program: Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho
Most Development-Oriented TV Station: QTV11
Most Development-Oriented Panel Discussion: Harapan
Most Development-Oriented Radio Station: DZMM
Best Network: ABS-CBN

The awards are a tribute to socially-oriented television and radio programs and broadcasters and are meant to inspire the youth.

Manny Pacquiao, Oscar Dela Hoya and Charo Santos Lead NUTAM Weekend Ratings for December 2008

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The much awaited Dream Match of Oscar dela Hoya and Manny Pacquiao registered a whopping 46% to top weekend NUTAM in the daytime category.

In Metro Manila, the Dream Match as aired on GMA 7, garnered 45.6% which can be considered mediocre among previous Pacman’s bouts. But in the NUTAM race, the 46 percent that it received can be considered as remarkable. Take note that 2nd placer, Wowowee, only got 20.9% which is more than a half lower.

In the weekend primetime race, Maalaala Mo Kaya received the most viewership last December 2008 beating erstwhile leader Rated K. The ABS-CBN drama anthology received 29.3% while 2nd placer Rated K got 27 percent. Two more kapamilya shows captured the 3rd and 4th spot - The Singing Bee and Komiks Presents respectively. GMA’s Bitoy’s Funniest Videos settled for the fifth slot.

Here are the Top 10 weekend programs for the month of December, based on a survey conducted by AGB Nielsen among NUTAM households:

Top Weekend Programs (Daytime)

The Dream Match: De La Hoya vs. Pacquiao** (GMA-7) - 46%
Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 20.9%
Enteng Kabisote 4: Okay Ka Fairy Ko… The Beginning of a Legend** (ABS-CBN) - 19.5%
Cinema FPJ Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) 17.3%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 16.9%
ASAP ‘08 (ABS-CBN) - 16.1%
Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo** (ABS-CBN) - 15.5%
Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7) - 14.7%
Startalk (GMA-7) - 14.6%
Your Song (ABS-CBN) - 13.5%

Top Weekend Programs (Primetime)

Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 29.3%
Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 27%
The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 26.1%
Komiks (ABS-CBN) - 26%
Bitoy’s Funniest Videos (GMA-7) - 25.1%
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 24%
Family Feud Celebrity Edition (GMA-7) - 23.7%
Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 22.4%
Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 21.8%
Goin’ Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 20.9%

** Special

Source: Starmometer

Dyosa and Wowowee Lead NUTAM Weekday Programs for December 2008

Last November 2008, the ABS-CBN teleserye 'Iisa Pa Lamang' ended its run topping the weekday primetime NUTAM race. The month after, the fantaserye 'Dyosa' took over the top spot with a total rating of 30.3 percent nationwide.

The Anne Curtis-starrer ended it’s run last Friday and is expected to top the primetime race again when AGB Nielsen Philippines release the results of January 2009 NUTAM.

In the weekday daytime race, Wowowee was able to maintain its lead as expected. The ABS-CBN noontime show received a total rating of 20.6% in the weekday daytime NUTAM and 20.9% in the weekend daytime NUTAM. Following closely is the GMA Sine Novela “Una Kang Naging Akin” with 20.5%. The Angelika dela Cruz, Maxene Magalona and Wendell Ramos starrer almost clinched the no. 1 spot but fell short of only 0.1% from Wowowee’s 20.6%.

Here are the Top 10 weekday programs for the month of December, based on a survey conducted by AGB Nielsen among NUTAM households:

Top Weekday Programs (Daytime)

Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 20.6%
Una Kang Naging Akin (GMA-7) - 20.5%
Saan Darating Ang Umaga? (GMA-7) - 17.1%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 16.9%
Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 16.7 %
Pilipinas Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 16.1%
Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 15.1%
La Traicion (ABS-CBN) - 14.4%
Street Fighter (GMA-7) - 13.9%
Ghost Fighter (GMA-7) - 13.2%

Top Weekday Programs (Primetime)

Dyosa (ABS-CBN) - 30.3%
TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 29.3%
I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 29.1%
Luna Mystika (GMA-7) - 27.8%
Eva Fonda (ABS-CBN) - 27.1%
Gagambino (GMA-7) - 26.1%
24 Oras (GMA-7) - 25%
Lalola (GMA-7) - 23.2%
Survivor Philippines (GMA-7) - 22.5%
Kapamilya Deal or No Deal (ABS-CBN) - 21.6%

Source: Starmometer

Philippine Television Stations Win 3 Gold World Medals in 2009 New York Festivals

Three TV programs from the Philippines earned Gold World Awards in the International Television Broadcasting Awards of the 2009 New York Festivals.

ABS-CBN has won 1 gold medal, 3 silver medals and 4 finalist certificates while GMA-7 and its sister station QTV-11 have won 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal, 2 bronze medals and 7 finalist certificates.

Here is the complete list of awards won and recognition received by the Philippines from the New York Festivals this year:



Gold World Medal - Variety Special:
Bantay Bata 163 10th Anniversary Special

Silver World Medal - Talk/Interview:
Boy and Kris

Silver World Medal - Action/Adventure:
Mars Ravelo’s Lastikman

Silver World Medal - Investigative Report:
Bandila - “Glutathaione Expose”


Best News Reporter:
Korina Sanchez

Best Children’s Program:
Kung Fu Kids

Best Family Program:

Best Magazine Format:
Rated K

GMA-7 & QTV-11:


Gold World Medal - Coverage of an Ongoing Story:
Jiggy Manicad’s 24 Oras coverage of Corporal Abeto

Gold World Medal - Biography/Profiles Category:
Inno Sotto: A Fashion Special Documentary (QTV)

Silver World Medal - Newscast:
24 Oras - “Lanao Attacks”

Bronze World Medal - Magazine Format:
Chef to Go - “Pesco Vegetarian Meal” Episode (QTV)

Bronze World Medal - Public Affairs:
Reporters Notebook - Pinays for Export: The Asia Sex Trafficking Trail


Joaquin Bordado

Social Issues/Current Events Category:
Emergency’s “Jumper Kids/Battered Children”

Community Portraits Category:
I-Witness’ “Crystal Mountain” Episode

Best Magazine Format:
The Sweet Life (QTV)

Best Magazine Format:
Ang Pinaka’s “Ang Pinaka Sikat na Pinoy sa Internet” (QTV)

Best Coverage of Breaking News:
News on Q’s “Batasan Blast” (QTV)

Social Issues/Current Events Category:
Draw the Line’s “Ormoc Cult, Early Marriage and Trafficking” episode (QTV)

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