NEWSFEED: Baby James Hates Dingdong Dantes; Ogie Alcasid to Wed Regine Velasquez on December 22 at Punta Fuego Beach Resort Batangas

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TWITTER: Heart Evangelista on not renewing her management contract with Annabelle Rama - "Contracts are made to end and not renewing is something the other party isn't happy about. My family has always managed my career and there's nothing wrong with that. I will always be grateful to everyone that helped along the way. No need for bad words! Have a Kitkat. Contracts are made to be followed."

GMA-7: Jon Hall is the first castaway to be voted off in the merged tribe of "Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown." Jon gave his Immunity bracelet to girlfriend Michelle Madrigal that saved her from elimination.

ABS-CBN 2: Shaina Magdayao on boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz: "Thank you for being a man. Thank you for being my man. May He continue to bless us."

GMA-7: The Ogie Alcasid-Regine Velasquez wedding will take place on December 22 at Punta Fuego beach resort in Batangas. This was confirmed by GMA-7 executive Wilma Galvante. On Dec. 26, GMA-7 will air the exclusive coverage of the wedding. Ms. Wilma says this is GMA-7's gift to the couple.

TV5: The classic sitcom "Iskul Bukol" of Tito, Vic & Joey is reportedly returning to TV - and its in TV5!.

TWITTER: Ruffa Gutierrez on John Lloyd Cruz: "If he intends to stay away from me then he should WALK HIS TALK dahil siya naman ang unang nag-reach out sa akin at nakipag-communicate nung end of June."

ABS-CBN 2: Baby James loudly expresses his dislike of Dingdong Dantes during Kris Aquino's press conference at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel last October 20.

Below is the conversation of Kris and Baby James:

Baby James: Ano ang movie mo, Mama?
Kris: Ang movie ko ngayon 'Dalaw' and then another movie.
Baby James: What's 'Dalaw'?
Kris: What's 'Dalaw'? I'll explain to you 'Dalaw' later. 'Yong with Dingdong I'm looking forward to that.
Baby James: I don't like Dingdong.
Kris: No, you like Dingdong. Why not? Why?
Baby James: I don't like Dingdong.
Kris: Who do you like?
Baby James: Mama.
Kris: You like to act in a movie with Mama? Ikaw na lang kasama ni Mama.
Baby James: No.
Kris: What do you like lang?
Baby James: I don't like Dingdong.

Dingdong is the next leading man of Kris in a movie by GMA Films next year.

ABS-CBN Fails to Get a TRO for Willie Revillame's 'Willing Willie'

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Ms. Charo Santos-Concio, ABS-CBN President, can't contain her sadness in the decision made by Judge Luisito Cortez of Branch 84 of the Quezon City Regional Trial Branch to hand down the TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) filed by ABS-CBN against Willie Revillame's new TV5 show at the end of this month.

The TRO intends to prevent the October 23 airing of Willie's new variety game titled 'Willing Willie'.

According to the ruling released today, October 22, by QC Regional Trial Court Branch 84, ABS-CBN "failed to discharge the burden of proving that there exists an urgent need for the issuance of a TRO to prevent great or irreparable injury that it might suffer."

On her statement at TV Patrol earlier tonight, Ms. Charo airs her side on the decision made by Judge Cortez. She said:

Mga Kapamilya, ang ginawa po ni Willie ay isang paglabag sa kanyang kontratang pinirmahan sa ABS-CBN na magtatapos pa sa isang taon. Ang hangarin lang namin ay tuparin sana ni Willie ang kanyang obligasyon sa kanyang kontrata. Hindi po ba mahalaga na ipinaiiral natin ang paggalang sa mga kontrata?

"Kaya po nalulungkot kami na hindi nabigyan ng TRO ang ABS-CBN laban kay Willie Revillame.

"Huwag sana natin kalimutan na ang lahat ng ito ay nag-ugat sa walang galang niyang paghamon at pagbabanta sa ABS-CBN management.

"Naniniwala kami na mananaig ang katarungan at ang buong katotohanan. Patuloy namin ipaglalaban ang aming karapatan."

Jerry Yan Returns to Kapamilya and Is Officially Down With Love

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After his hit series "Meteor Garden" and "Hotshot," Asian superstar Jerry Yan seems to be making the headlines once more as he is reportedly ready to fall in love and has developed feelings for his co-star.

But before his fans react, this new and rather 'unlikely' flame Jerry is talking about is actually the love interest of Elvin, the role he is playing in the much-awaited romantic comedy "Down with Love" premiering Monday, October 25, on ABS-CBN.

The King of Asianovela is paired with Charming Sweetheart from "Hana Kimi," Ella Chen who will play as the tomboy-in-disguise Malou.

Ever since his brother died, Elvin assumed the role of father to his unruly niece and nephew. But he can’t give full attention to them being a top lawyer thus, he leaves it all to the nanny.

There’s really no problem when it comes to hiring nannies except for the fact that all of them fall in love with the handsome Elvin.

And so Elvin decided to search for a nanny who’s heart wont beat for him and this is where Malou enters. Desperate to get a job, Malou pretends to be a lesbian so that she will be able to earn enough money and pay the debts father who left them.

Seems like a win-win situation for the two but what if Malou starts to grow feelings for her Elvin? With their cat-dog relationship, Elvin will also grow feelings for her but how will he face the fact that he is falling in love with a lesbian?

Laughter and romance will surely come your way in the exciting premiere of "Down with Love," this Monday, October 25, on the first and true home of Asianovelas, ABS-CBN.

'Patrol Ng Pilipino' Replaces 'The Correspondents' Starting October 26

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They are the ones who brave crime scenes, areas in conflict, and places devastated by calamities. They sit through hearings, chase personalities for interviews, and analyze documents to make sense out of the issues in the nation. They do all these, day in and day out, to come up with stories that matter to Filipinos.

They are ABS-CBN's band of journalists who live to tell the stories of the nation, of every Filipino. This Tuesday, October 26, they will let us into their world to uncover the interesting and revealing web of stories behind the news reports we see on television on "Patrol ng Pilipino."

"Patrol ng Pilipino" (PNP) is a weekly 45-minute news documentary program that will give an in-depth look at the biggest stories aired on ABS-CBN newscasts "Umagang Kay Ganda," "TV Patrol," and "Bandila."

Each week, two to three ABS-CBN reporters will revisit their reports to show unaired footage, behind-the-scene videos, extended interviews, and also new information that will reveal the bigger picture of the featured stories.

On the pilot episode of "Patrol Ng Pilipino," Jorge Cariño will look back on his coverage of Typhoon Juan in Cagayan, where he saw with his own eyes how the province was reduced to ruins, how people there fought to survive, and how the government tried to save both lives and property.

Jeff Canoy will also zoom back to his investigative piece on child miners in Davao Oriental, and reveal more of his interaction with the kids, their families, and the authorities. Canoy will also give a glimpse of raw footage that will unearth the true emotions of the key people in the story.

Because the viewers have the right to know the truth, "Patrol Ng Pilipino" will show all angles of an issue, give face to the data and statistics, and reveal the emotions behind every report. Watch "Patrol ng Pilipino" this Tuesday, October 26, after "Bandila" on ABS-CBN.

20 'Star Power'’ Finalists Now Ready To Battle For Female Pop Superstar Title

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Everyone was pleasantly surprised last Sunday as the one-and-only Megastar Sharon Cuneta, together with ABS-CBN’s most distinguished executives announced not only 12 but 20 finalists among the regional contenders, to compete in the much-talked-about Star Power, Sharon’s Search for the Next Pop Superstar.

"It really took us a hard time to choose. Sobrang gagaling ng mga sumali from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Instead of just 12, we’ve decided to choose 20, whom we think have the potential of becoming the next female pop superstar," the Megastar said.

The eminent panel of deliberators, who meticulously chose the 20 is composed of ABS-CBN President and Chief Operating Officer Charo Santos-Concio, former ABS-CBN President Freddie M. Garcia, Head of ABS-CBN Channel 2 Cory Vidanes, Entertainment Head Linggit Tan, Managing Director of Star Cinema Malou Santos, TV director/star builder and Star Magic consultant Johnny Manahan, Managing Director of Star Records Anabelle Regalado-Borja, Asap XV, Asap Live and Star Power Business Unit Head Joyce Liquicia, and of course, Megastar Sharon Cuneta. All of them shared their constructive remarks to each of the regional finalists who showcased their singing talents.

"I am proud to welcome them in my Star Power circle," said Sharon as she announced the names of the finalists. The battle between the 20 starts this Sunday in Star Power, after Rated K on ABS-CBN.

This Sunday, seven of them—Rheena, Camille, Glaiza, Angeline, Laurice, Macy and Sam—shine as they sing songs of their lives in My Story, My Song. Megastar will also take a deeper look on the lives of each of these contenders.

Rheena Ferrer, the first contender to perform on Sunday dreams to enter the prestigious Conservatory of Music. Her retired soldier dad, however, wants her to be a lawyer. But the young Rheena believes she can be a singing lawyer. "Lahat nang natutunan ko from my parents, especially my father, gagamitin ko para matupad ko ang mga pangarap ko sa buhay," Rheena said.

Camille Peralta, on the other hand, learned from her father that in this world "nothing is permanent." That’s why in every opportunity that comes along her way, she always gives her best shot. "Dumating sa point na sobrang nabaon na ang pamilya ko sa utang. Kaya gusto kong gamitin yung talent ko upang bumangon kami at maitaas, kahit papaano, yung antas ng pamumuhay namin. Kung nasa ilalim kami ngayon, I’m sure there will come a point na giginhawa din ang buhay namin," she shared.

For Glaiza Micua, the fierce contestant from Luzon, family must always be the first priority. Her mom is an accountant while her dad is a security guard. Their smooth-sailing lives were only derailed a bit when her sibling ran away after he had a misunderstanding with their dad. Since then, Glaiza’s life gradually became very sad as she lost one of her best companions—her kuya. In her quest for stardom, she also hopes for her family to reunite again.

Angeline Quinto also had a bittersweet life. She never met her biological mother while her father abandoned her when she was still a child and already built a new family. Despite all the misery she experienced, Angeline is still grateful to have grown up with her loving grandmother. "Sumali ako sa Star Power para sa mga taong hindi na naniniwala sa akin," shares Angeline.

So long as she has her guitar to strum, Laurice Bermillo will be the "happiest person alive." She shares that whenever she’s happy she just sings it out loud. Her most “down” moment is when she had to quit school because of financial constraints. Now, with Star Power, Laurice wants to regain whatever important thing she lost in her life.

Beauty, brains, singing talent, happy family and well-off life are the things Macy delos Reyes has. But because of the separation of her parents, all of these shattered. She was then turned over to her grandmother’s care. Her loving grandama, however, died. And that’s the time she felt so alone. Insecurities and fears are only of the few effects Macy got from her life experience. Will she be able to rebuild herself in Star Power?

Sam Hernandez, who will perform on Sunday, believes that not everyone is given a second chance at life. She shared her experience when she and her best friend amazingly survived a horrible vehicular accident. That’s why, for her, life really has to be cherished and lived to the fullest. She also dreams to have her own album in the future. Will Star Power pave way for it?

"In every song you sing, you should really have a heart for it. Just believe in yourself," Star Power co-host and Asian Idol Christian Bautista advised the contestants.

With contestants already geared up, Star Power again dominates the Sunday’s Primetime block. Never miss the unending surprises in "Sharon’s Search for the Next Female Pop Superstar" on Sunday, October 24, after Rated K on ABS-CBN.

"Si P-Noy at Ang Pinoy" Airs on GMA-7 This Sunday

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When Jessica Soho asked Pres. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III about the biggest achievement of the previous administration he is willing to concede, he replied abruptly, "catering." The current Malacañang caterer is one of the few things retained from the past administration.

In his first exclusive sit-down interview as President of the Republic, PNoy proves to be a candid and opinionated Chief Executive with much to say about everything from the performance of the previous President to the status of his relationship with girlfriend Shalani Soledad.

The GMA News and Public Affairs special Si P-Noy at ang Pinoy tackles the first one hundred days of Pres. Aquino in office through the prism of his values and personal history as scion of the powerful Cojuangco and Aquino clans. It offers an uncompromising examination of the difficulties PNoy faced in adjusting to his responsibilities as the new President of the Philippines.

Multi-awarded broadcast journalist Jessica Soho did not hesitate to ask the difficult questions that the PNoy administration seems to avoid: from his stand on the redistribution of Hacienda Luisita land to his support of the Reproductive Health Bill. Soho was also given a rare opportunity to observe PNoy in the Office of the President as he goes about his day as the country's Chief Executive.

Si PNoy at ang Pinoy, featuring music from rapper Gloc 9, airs this Sunday, October 24, on GMA's Sunday Night Box Office (SNBO) after Show Me Da Manny.

GMA-7 Last Quarter of 2010 Shows

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For the last quarter of 2010, GMA-7 aired its first original Sinenovela offering, Kris Bernal's "Koreana" and Iza Calzado's "Beauty Queen".

On October 25, the Kapuso Network will air the pilot episode of "Little Star", which will be topbilled by Jennylyn Mercado, Lovi Poe, and Mark Anthony Fernandez. It will also introduce the Network's newest child star named Nicky Castro. This afternoon drama series directed by Maryo J. delos Reyes will also star Paolo Contis and Rich Asuncion.

Inspired by the fairy tale Thumbelina, the Kapuso Network will present a its newest telefantasya titled "Dwarfina". Heart Evangelista is cast as a young woman who is cursed to be no higher than six inches.

She will fall in love with a mortal portrayed by Dennis Trillo and completing their love triangle will be former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Will Devaughn.

Dwarfina will also star Lani Mercado, Jackie Lou Blanco, Mark Bautista, Emilio Garcia, and Pauleen Luna.

Other exciting shows and happenings include:

*Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown Finale on December 3 and Castaways reunion show on December 5

*Pacquiao - Margarito Fight - November 14

*Si PNoy at ang Pinoy - October 24

* Haponalo show "Press It, Win It" hosted by Joey de Leon

* Sabado Star Power show "Hanep Buhay"

* GMA Christmas Special and Christmaserye Season 2 on Telebabad block

Jake Cuenca and Andi Eigenmann, Inlove with Each Other?

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A rare love story graces "Your Song presents Andi" this Sunday as Jake Cuenca and Andi Eigenmann fall into a love doomed by their bloodline.

After tackling on the issue of teen pregnancy, Your Song now zeroes in the matters of a dysfunctional family as it tells a story about a strong-willed and a free-spirited woman (Andi) who finds love in the person of Jake in one magical, serendipitous first encounter. They seem to have the perfect romance until they discover that they are first cousins. Both try to fight their feelings for each other but their love is so strong that even if their families are against their relationship, they continue to follow their hearts. Their illicit romance puts their family in a messy situation.

Andi shared in an interview that she has never fallen into the traps of such romance, "Hindi naman nangyari sakin yun at hindi rin siguro mangyayari yun. It would be very complicated if that happens in real life."

"Kakaibang kwento ito. Bihira lang na ma-feature yung mga ganitong klaseng story on television kaya dapat abangan talaga ng mga manonood. Ang galing-galing rin ng performance ni Jake dito," Andi said.

Jake, on the other hand, expressed his thoughts on his first working experience with Andi, "Masaya katrabaho si AndI. Magaan kausap pero pagdating sa mga eksena, focused sobra. No wonder she has been given a big break."

Witness an unusual love story blossom this Sunday on "Your Song presents Andi" under the direction of Tots Mariscal-Sanchez after ASAP XV on ABS-CBN.

ABS-CBN Relives The 'Mara Clara' Legacy

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After 12 years, the 'Mother of All Teleseryes,' "Mara Clara," comes home to ABS-CBN as the network relives the legacy that had served as the major core of local drama plots. Mara clara starts airing on October 25 on Primetime Bida.

Aired from August 17, 1992 until February 14, 1997, Mara Clara has been one of the highest-rated soap operas in the history of Philippine TV and is considered as one of the most unforgettable stories ever told on the boob tube. These are some of the facts that have pushed the network to do a remake of the classic family drama that has become a household tag by adding a modern twist to the mentioned 90’s television masterpiece.

Still circling on the story of two girls who were raised in two opposite worlds – one grew up in a comfortable and rich lifestyle while the other spent her childhood in slums- whose lives and fate are intertwined, Mara Clara will be topbilled by two promising young actresses of their time, Kathryn Bernardo as the new Mara and Julia Montes as the new Clara. Both will reprise the roles of two characters that have made a mark not only in local showbusiness marquee but also carved an indelible spot in the hearts of the Filipinos.

Directed by Jerome Pobocan, director of the now defunct top-rating primetime series "May Bukas Pa," the new 'Mara Clara' will still have that magic that once captivated the Pinoy viewers for five years. "Nandoon pa rin ang kurot ng Mara Clara. Kung paano kayo naantig noon sa kwento at mga eksena, nandoon pa rin yung ‘magic’ na yoon sa remake nito," Pobocan shared.

Mara Clara was the first Philippine drama series to have its own movie via Star Cinema in 1996 with the same title.

Reminisce the legacy and be part of the new "Mara Clara" as it premieres on October 25 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.

AGB Mega Manila People's Ratings October 19 - 21: "GMA-7 Leads Daytime and Primetime Ratings"

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Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA-7 programs on the People/Individual Ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila Households on October 19 - 21, 2010:

October 19, Tuesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 12.1%
2. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 8.8%
3. Koreana (GMA-7) - 7.9%
4. Ang Yaman Ni Lola (GMA-7) - 7.7%
5. Daraemon (GMA-7) - 6.9%
6. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 6.8%
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 6.6%
8. Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 6.2%
9. He's Beautiful (ABS-CBN) - 5.8%
10. Asar Talo, Laging Panalo (GMA-7) - 5.7%

1. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 15.6%
2. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (GMA-7) - 14.2%
3. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
4. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 13.1%
5. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 12.5%
6. Grazilda (GMA-7) - 12.4%
7. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 11.8%
8. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 11.4%
9. Ilumina (GMA-7) - 11%
10. iDOL (ABS-CBN) - 8.9%

October 20, Wednesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 9.5%
2. Koreana (GMA-7) - 6.2%
3. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 6%
4. He's Beautiful (ABS-CBN) - 5.5%
5. Ang Yaman Ni Lola (GMA-7) / Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 4.6%
6. Alyna (ABS-CBN) - 4.5%
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.3%
8. Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 3.9%
9. Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) - 3.8%
10. Doraemon (GMA-7) / Shaman King (GMA-7) / Asar Talo, Lahat Panalo! (GMA-7) - 3.7%

1. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 14.2%
2. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (GMA-7) / Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 14%
3. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 13%
4. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 12.7%
5. Ilumina (GMA-7) - 12%
6. Grazilda (GMA-7) - 11.3%
7. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 11%
8. Bantatay (GMA-7) / Beauty Queen (GMA-7) - 9.8%
9. iDOL (ABS-CBN) - 9.7%
10. Kokey@Ako (ABS-CBN) - 7.1%

October 21, Thursday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 8.9%
2. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 6.9%
3. Koreana (GMA-7) - 6%
4. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 5.7%
5. He's Beautiful (ABS-CBN) - 5.5%
6. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 5.1%
7. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 4.9%
8. Alyna (ABS-CBN) - 4.7%
9. Ang Yaman Ni Lola (GMA-7) - 4.5%
10. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Hostage (ABS-CBN) - 3.8%

1. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 15.2%
2. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (GMA-7) - 14.8%
3. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 13.7%
4. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 12.5%
5. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 12.4%
6. Grazilda (GMA-7) - 12.1%
7. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 12%
8. Ilumina (GMA-7) - 11.4%
9. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 11.2%
10. iDOL (ABS-CBN) - 9.5%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

Kantar Media/TNS National Household TV Ratings October 19 - 21: "Imortal Leads Primetime Ratings Natiowide"

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Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA-7 programs on the overnight survey of Kantar Media (formerly TNS) among National households on October 19 - 21, 2010:
October 19, Tuesday
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17.8%
2. He's Beautiful (ABS-CBN) - 17.3%
3. Alyna (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%
4. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 15.5%
5. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Minsan Ko Lang Sasabihin (ABS-CBN) - 14%
6. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) / Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 13.9%
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 13.6%
8. Koreana (GMA-7) - 13.4%
9. Ang Yaman Ni Lola (GMA-7) - 11.9%
10. Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) - 10.9%

1. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 32.9%
2. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 32.4%
3. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 31.6%
4. Kokey@Ako (ABS-CBN) - 24%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 23.9%
6. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (GMA-7) - 22.4%
7. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 21.5%
8. Grazilda (GMA-7) - 18.7%
9. iDOL (ABS-CBN) - 17.2%
10. Ilumina (GMA-7) - 14.6%

October 20, Wednesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 16.6%
2. He's Beautiful (ABS-CBN) - 15.9%
3. Alyna (ABS-CBN) - 14.7%
4. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 13.7%
5. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 13.5%
6. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Maging Sino Ka Man (ABS-CBN) - 12.7%
7. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 12.5%
8. Koreana (GMA-7) - 11.6%
9. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 11.4%
10. Pilipinaas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) / Ang Yaman Ni Lola (GMA-7) - 10.1%

1. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 32.7%
2. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 32.2%
3. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 30.1%
4. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 27.7%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 23.1%
6. Kokey@Ako (ABS-CBN) - 23%
7. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (GMA-7) - 22.5%
8. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 19.1%
9. Grazilda (GMA-7) / iDOL (ABS-CBN) - 18.4%
10. Ilumina (GMA-7) - 17%

October 21, Thursday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) / He's Beautiful (ABS-CBN) - 16.6%
2. Alyna (ABS-CBN) - 15.4%
3. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 14.8%
4. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 14.1%
5. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 13.5%
6. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Hostage (ABS-CBN) - 13.3%
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 12.7%
8. Koreana (GMA-7) - 12.3%
9. Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) - 11.1%
10. Ang Yaman Ni Lola (GMA-7) - 10.3%

1. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 32%
2. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 31.6%
3. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 29.4%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 25.2%
5. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 23.1%
6. Kokey@Ako (ABS-CBN) - 23%
7. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (GMA-7) - 22.8%
8. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 21.3%
9. Grazilda (GMA-7) - 20.4%
10. iDOL (ABS-CBN) - 18.1%

Source: Kantar Media (TNS)

Mrs. Cecile Ongpauco, Heart Evangelista's Mom Answers Annabelle Rama's Wrongful Statements Towards Heart

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Mrs. Cecile Ongpauco, reacts to the harsh statements made by Annabelle against Heart in a presscon held yesterday, October 21, after they (the Ongpaucos) decided not to renew Heart's co-management contract with the Gutierrez matriarch when the contract expires next year, 2011.

At the presscon yesterday, Annabelle called Heart "walanghiya, ingrata, walang utang na loob," and "laos." (click here to read related story.)

Mrs. Ongpauco, said that she is standing by the family's decision "not to renew the co-management contract" with Annabelle Rama and that their family "have always been Heart's main manager."

She added that they have always been "behind all the major decisions, projects, and career moves of Heart" even when they "hired" Annabelle to co-manage the young actress.

Mrs. Ongapuco also ignored the statements made by Annabelle towards Heart. "We do not wish to dignify her wrongful statements towards Heart," she said.

Here is the complete statement of Mrs. Cecile Ongpauco:

We have always been Heart's main Manager and have always been behind all the major decisions, projects and career moves of Heart even when we HIRED Annabelle Rama to co-manage Heart. We do not wish to dignify her wrongful statements towards Heart. And we stand by our decision and it is our prerogative not to renew the co-management contract that we gave to Annabelle when it expires in 2011."

Glee Stars Racy Photos on GQ Magazine November 2010 Issue

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"Glee" stars Dianna Agron, Cory Monteith and Lea Michele take a break from being wholesome to being wild, provocative and scandalous on GQ Magazine November 2010 issue.

Alhough the three are above 18 years old (Dianna and Lea are both 24 while Cory is 28), their suggestive (or should I say 'racy') photos, still, put them on the verge controversy.

Photos showed Cory in full dress while Dianna and Lea stripped down to their sexy underwear - a behavior much far from their roles in "Glee".

See evidences below:

Meanwhile, Dianna shared her opinions on her blog with a preface:"I am not a representative of the three of us, the show, or Fox, only myself."

Here's the full entry:

In the land of Madonna, Britney, Miley, Gossip Girl, other public figures and shows that have pushed the envelope and challenged the levels of comfort in their viewers and fans…we are not the first. Now, in perpetuating the type of images that evoke these kind of emotions, I am sorry. If you are hurt or these photos make you uncomfortable, it was never our intention. And if your eight-year-old has a copy of our GQ cover in hand, again I am sorry. But I would have to ask, how on earth did it get there?

"I was a very sheltered child, and was not aware of anything provocative or risque in the media while I was navigating through my formative years. When I was finally allowed to watch a movie like Grease, I did not even understand what on earth Rizzo was talking about!? I understand that in today’s world of advanced technology, the internet, our kids can be subject to very adult material at the click of a button. But there are parental locks, and ways to get around this. I am twenty-four years old. I have been a pretty tame and easy-going girl my whole life. Nobody is perfect, and these photos do not represent who I am. I am also not the girl who rolls out of bed with flawless makeup and couture clothing. I am most comfortable with my hair thrown on top of my head, in sweats, laughing with my friends. Glee is a show that represents the underdogs, which is a feeling I have embraced much of my own life, and to those viewers, the photos in GQ don’t give them that same feeling. I understand completely.

"For GQ, they asked us to play very heightened versions of our school characters. A 'Hit Me Baby One More Time' version. At the time, it wasn't my favorite idea, but I did not walk away. I must say, I am trying to live my life with a sharpie marker approach. You can’t erase the strokes you’ve made, but each step is much bolder and more deliberate. I’m moving forward from this one, and after today, putting it to rest. I am only myself, I can only be me. These aren’t photos I am going to frame and put on my desk, but hey, nor are any of the photos I take for magazines. Those are all characters we’ve played for this crazy job, one that I love and am so fortunate to have, each and every day. If you asked me for my dream photo shoot, I’d be in a treehouse, in a wild costume, war-paint and I’d be playing with my pet dragon. Until then….."

Why Vic Sotto and Pia Guanio Broke Up

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They have been going steady for only more than five years so the break-up of Vic Sotto and Pia Guanio cannot be attributed to the so-called seven-year itch.

"They simply drifted away from each other," said the informant. "No third party, no lovers’ quarrel, no nothing. It’s not true that Pia got tired waiting for Vic to propose marriage. Wala siyang ganoong expectation. ‘Yung drifting away from each other was mutual."

That is, despite unconfirmed rumors that Vic has been seeing a non-showbiz lady executive. Both Vic and Pia are mum on the matter and they seem to be putting up a happy front on Eat, Bulaga! As if, you know, nothing happened. There’s another Pia in Vic’s life and her name is casually dropped as one of the probable causes but those close to the un-couple said that could not be because "that Pia" has been abroad for a few years.

Last Holy Week, Vic and Pia ("G," that is) were still okay during a vacation in Indonesia. But in July, they quietly parted ways, that’s why, according to one of those in the entourage, "they were not sweet sa isa’t-isa anymore during Eat, Bulaga!’s show in Anaheim, California last month."

Ladies (all Bulaga co-hosts) linked to Vic usually quit the show when the romance ended…as in "co-terminus…" among them Chiqui Hollman, Coney Reyes, Christine Jacob and Kristine Florendo. Oops! Did I miss somebody? Sorry, dami kasi nila, eh! Will Pia "G" go the same way? Well, there’s always an exception, right?

Source: RFL, Philstar

NEWSFEED: Annabelle Rama to Heart Evangelista - "Laos! Ingrata!"

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VIVA FILMS: Petrang Kabayo starring Vice Ganda raked P107 million on its first six days of showing.

TWITTER: Talent manager Wyngard Tracy has suffered an aneurysm. He is now in the hospital where surgery may already have been done. This comes at a time when he is still recovering from a recent heart surgery.

ABS-CBN: "Galema, Anak Ni Zuma" is Andi Eigenmann's next soap opera on ABS-CBN. To be directed by Wenn Deramas, shooting will starts on first week of November.

PEP: BIR charges director Carlo Caparas with tax evasion for failure to file returns for 2006-2009, totaling to P540M.

TWITTER: Annabelle Rama is mad. Very, very mad to Heart Evangelista. She called the actress as "ingrata, walang utang na loob, laos" on her birthday presscon earlier this afternoon.

GMA-7: Bubble Gang introduces its new set of cast called the 'Bubblets' made up of Jackie Rice, Gwen Zamora, Ellen Adarna and Sam Pinto.

TV5: The Kapatid network announces: Tuloy na tuloy po ang Willing Willie this Saturday, October 23 at 5:30p.m.

ABS-CBN Issues Statement on the Intervention Case Filed by Ex-Wowowee Staff Members

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ABS-CBN lashed out at ex-Wowowee staff members for filing a complaint at the Quezon City court earlier today, October 20, seeking for damages following their decision to resign from the Justify Fullnetwork and join former host Willie Revillame's new show with another station.

In a statement issued today, October 20, the Lopez-owned network, stated that those who resigned from their posts "should be responsible for their own actions" and not hold the company accountable for the results of their collective and individual decisions.

The statement also stressed that the main focus of the entire issue is about Revillame's failure to adhere to his legal obligation as agreed upon when both parties signed the contract.

Here is the entire content of the statement sent by ABS-CBN through Mr. Bong Osorio, ABS-CBN head of Corporate Communications:

It does not make sense for the people who voluntarily left ABS-CBN and joined Willie Revillame in ABC 5 to seek damages from the Kapamilya network, which had nothing to do with their personal decisions. They should be responsible for their own actions and should not blame anybody or any organization for the consequences of their decisions.

The intervention complaint filed today is apparently a calculated move and is an attempt to gain public sympathy and distract the court from the real issue. We reiterate that the main issue in this case is about Willie honoring his contract with ABS-CBN until September 2011. It is not only talents and artists who should be interested in the outcome of this case, but also the business and legal communities as well. At the heart of the issue is whether reliance may still be had in agreements forged between parties. If not, chaos shall reign in what should otherwise be a civilized and orderly society."

Willie and ABS-CBN are currently locked down in a legal dispute after the latter filed for a motion aiming to prevent the October 23 airing of Willie's new variety game show under TV5 titled Willing Willie.

Judge Luisito Cortez of Branch 84 of the Quezon City Regional Trial Branch announced last October 8 that the court decision on the TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) filed by ABS-CBN against the upcoming show will be handed down at the end of this month.

The decision automatically means that the scheduled debut of Willing Willie will push through without delay until the court issues a new order before November.

ABS-CBN, however, filed a counter motion asking the court to reconsider its initial ruling and issue a decision before the program's scheduled premiere.

ANC is Twitter's Most Influential News Account in the Philippines

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ANC has now over 100,000 unique followers on Twitter.

ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, reached another milestone last Tuesday, October 19, after its followers on twitter broke the 100,000 mark, making it the most followed and most influential Filipino news organization on the popular international social-networking site.

This only shows that ANC (#ANCalerts) is the preferred source of more Filipinos from all over the world for breaking news and news updates in the country and the world.

ANC Chief Operating Officer Glenda M. Gloria said this new achievement further solidifies ANC’s presence in social media, which is said to be where the future of journalism is heading with the growing number of people who get and exchange information online.

"ANC was the first TV channel in the Philippines to convert Twitter and Facebook into a second channel," says ANC Chief Operating Officer Glenda M. Gloria. "We were also the first to have its own social media team, which is composed of young, aggressive and news-savvy producers and writers."

Because of its social media presence, more young professionals and students are now tuned to ANC, a market that Gloria says ANC had not been successful in penetrating before 2008.

As one of the country’s first and staunchest advocates of citizen journalism, ANC has already built a strong following among netizens. On its Facebook page, around 34,000 of its 41,076 fans actively participate in the ANC 24/7 wall, while post views reach an average of no less than 500,000 a month.

In July 2010, meanwhile, ANC joined other global news channels such as BBC and CNBC, which are regularly advertised by Twitter on its front door. It also tops the list of the most influential Philippine news accounts on Twitter.

On October 4, a regular news day, @ANCAlerts had a unique reader reach of 92,422 but a total reader reach of 5,818,350 based on re-tweets. ANC’s election day coverage, on the other hand, also got the biggest number of unique visitors among all the election newcasts that were live streamed on on May 10.

Through social media, the Philippines' first 24-hour global cable news channel hopes to empower Filipinos from across demographics to get involved in discussions on the nation’s issues, to report on the situations in their areas, as well to keep abreast with the latest events in the country.

It has also incorporated social media in its programs like the newly-launched "The Brew" featuring Twink Macaraig, Nadia Trinidad, and Gang Badoy, and "Tease" with Ginger Conejero.

Star Magic Warns Unauthorized Use of its Talents' Images for Election Campaign Purposes

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A candidate in the October 25 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections is using the image of child star Zaijan Jaranilla in campaign posters without permission, Star Magic confirmed.

Zaijan rose to fame after playing Santino in award-winning television series "May Bukas Pa." He is one of the lead stars of popular TV soap "Noah."

Star Magic, which handles the career of the child star, clarified that it did not authorize any candidate or organization to use the images of Zaijan.

"The use of images of Zaijan Jaranilla, or any Star Magic artists in a campaign poster by any candidate or organization, is totally unauthorized," it said in a statement.

"We advise that the erring parties take steps to rectify the situation or face legal action," it added.

Star Magic did not name the candidate involved, but reports said it was referring to a barangay councilor contender in Oriental Mindoro.

Video to Watch: GLEE 2 – Rocky Horror Picture Show Time Warp

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Here is a preview of Glee's Rocky Horror Picture episode next week! Time Warp!

TV5 to Air Its First Teleserye 'My Driver Sweet Lover'

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Encouraged by the success of its initial set of drama show '5 Star Presents', TV5 will launch its first daily teleserye titled 'My Driver Sweet Lover' on Monday, October 25.

My Driver Sweet Lover (My DSL for short) is a romance-comedy series featuring JC de Vera and singer Danita Paner.

"We at TV5 thought it would take us another two years before we could mount a massive production for a daily TV series," TV5 head of creative and entertainment production Perci M. Intalan told reporters last week. "But after we saw how [quickly] TV5 has grown in recent months, we became more confident that we can join the big networks and come up with our own series."

But instead of producing a drama series, TV5 chose to break with tradition by offering light comedy fare for its first venture. "We trust that we’re in the right direction because we’ve got a great story to tell, and powerhouse cast and crew," Mr. Intalan said.

"TV5 has started winning weekends [in the ratings race]. Now we’re making our weeknight programming more exciting."

Directed by Soxie Topacio and Eric Quizon, My DSL is the story of a charming jeepney driver (JC de Vera) and a bratty hotel heiress (Danita Paner) who initially do not like each other. It has an all-star cast which includes Richard Gomez, Dina Bonnevie, Eddie Gutierrez, Pilita Corrales, Nova Villa, Yayo Aguila, Epi Quizon, Ruby Rodriguez, Arci Muñoz, Ramon Christopher, and Keempee de Leon.

My DSL will air weeknights at 10:30 p.m.

'Showtime The Album' Now Available

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Star Records has recently released its early Christmas treat for all ages, Showtime The Album.

It will definitely liven up Christmas parties as it includes five catchy tracks from ABS-CBN's hit early noontime show, "Showtime": "Showtime Theme Song" by the whole Showtime cast,
"Magpasikat" by Teddy Corpuz, "Madlang People," "Hari ng Dancefloor" by Vhong Navarro, and "We'll Get There" by Anne Curtis.

Produced by DJ MOD, Showtime’s resident DJ and the one responsible for the show's theme song, the album does not only cater to Showtime followers but also to everyone who knows how to have fun. The albums danceable tracks are sure to keep every listener on her/his feet as he/she bops along to the album’s cuts happy tune.

Showtime The Album is indeed an early Christmas gift to all Pinoys as it gives all album buyers the sure chance to watch Showtime live for free. Every purchase of one (1) Showtime CD album from any participating record bar nationwide entitles the buyer two (2) Showtime day passes. Consumer must call the Marketing Department of Star Recording, Inc. at 415-2272 local 3411 to avail the schedule of their studio visit. The customer must also present two valid IDs with photo and the official receipt and Showtime CD during the scheduled visit as proof.

Grab Star Records’ Showtime The Album and feel the Christmas spirit this early. Available in records bars nationwide.

AGB Mega Manila People's Ratings October 15 - 18: "TV5 Shows Penetrate Weekend Primetime Ratings"

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Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA-7 programs on the People/Individual Ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila Households on October 15 - 18, 2010:

October 15, Friday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 9.2%
2. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 8%
3. Koreana (GMA-7) - 6.1%
4. Ang Yaman Ni Lola (GMA-7) - 5.5%
5. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 5.2%
6. Showtime (ABS-CBN) / Alyna (ABS-CBN) - 4.5%
7. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Kulam (ABS-CBN) - 4.4%
8. He's Beautiful (ABS-CBN) - 3.8%
9. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 3.7%
10. Doraemon (GMA-7) / Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 3.4%

1. Ilumina (GMA-7) - 16.2%
2. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 15.1%
3. Grazilda (GMA-7) - 13.3%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 13%
5. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 12.7%
6. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (GMA-7) - 12.6%
7. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 12%
8. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 11.1%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 10.9%
10. Bantatay (GMA-7) / Idol (ABS-CBN) - 9.4%

October 16, Saturday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 12.2%
2. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 7.3%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 6.1%
4. Ben 10 (TV5) - 4.8%
5. Startalk (GMA-7) / Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 4.5%
6. Asar Talo, Lahat Panalo! (GMA-7) - 4.4%
7. Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) - 3.5%
8. Black Jack (GMA-7) / Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 3.3%
9. Kapamilya Blockbusters (ABS-CBN) - 3.2%
10. Spongebob Squarepants (ABS-CBN) - 2.7%

1. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) 12.3%
2. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) / Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 11.7%
3. JejeMom (GMA-7) - 9.7%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / LOL: Laugh Or Lose (TV5) - 9.3%
5. Kaya ng Powers (GMA-7) - 9.1%
6. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 8.2%
7. Wansapantaym: Cara (ABS-CBN) - 8.1%
8. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 7%
9. Midnight DJ (TV5) - 6.9%
10. Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 5.8%

October 17, Sunday

1. Kapuso Movie Festival: Enteng Kabisote 3 (GMA-7) - 8.4%
2. Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) - 6%
3. ASAP XV (ABS-CBN) - 5.4%
4. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 5.1%
5. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 4.8%
6. Reel Love Presents Tween Hearts (GMA-7) - 4.7%
7. Your Song Presents Andi (ABS-CBN) - 4.2%
8. AHA! (GMA-7) / Kapamilya Sunday Blockbuster: When Love Begins (ABS-CBN) - 3.7%
9. Jollitown (GMA-7) - 3.5%
10. Shin Mazinger Edition 2 (GMA-7) / Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 2.7%

1. Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7) - 12.2%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 10.7%
3. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) - 9.6%
4. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 8.9%
5. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 8.5%
6. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 7.6%
7. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 7.4%
8. My Darling Aswang (TV5) - 5.9%
9. Magic? Gimik? (TV5) - 5.4%
10. Star Power: Sharon's Search for The Next Female Pop Superstar (ABS-CBN) - 5.2%

October 18, Monday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.6%
2. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 8.2%
3. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 6.8%
4. Koreana (GMA-7) - 6.6%
5. Ang Yaman Ni Lola (GMA-7) - 6.4%
6. He's Beautiful (ABS-CBN) - 5.1%
7. Kapamilya Blockbusters (ABS-CBN) - 4.9%
8. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.7%
9. Asar Talo, Lahat Panalo! (GMA-7) - 4.3%
10. Alyna (ABS-CBN) - 4.2%

1. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 17.3%
2. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (GMA-7) - 14%
3. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 12.9%
4. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 12.3%
5. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 12.2%
6. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
7. Grazilda (GMA-7) / Ilumina (GMA-7) - 11.7%
8. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%
9. Beauty Queen (GMA-7) - 9.5%
10. Kokey@Ako (ABS-CBN) - 8.2%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

Kantar Media/TNS National Household TV Ratings October 15 - 18: "Noah and TV Patrol World Lead Weekday Primetime Ratings"

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Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA-7 programs on the overnight survey of Kantar Media (formerly TNS) among National households on October 15 - 18, 2010:

October 15, Friday

1. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 15.8%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 15%
3. Alyna (ABS-CBN) - 14.8%
4. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Kulam (ABS-CBN) - 14.5%
5. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 12.5
6. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 12.2%
7. He's Beautiful (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
8. Ang Yaman Ni Lola (GMA-7) - 11.3%
9. Koreana (GMA-7) - 10.7%
10. Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) - 9.9%

1. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 32.1%
2. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 30.5%
3. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 28.2%
4. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 23.3%
5. Kokey@Ako (ABS-CBN) - 22.6%
6. Ilumina (GMA-7) - 22.3%
7. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (GMA-7) - 21.9%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 21.8%
9. Grazilda (GMA-7) - 21.6%
10. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 20%

October 16, Saturday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 18.3%
2. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 14.1%
3. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 13.8%
4. Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 13.5%
5. Pilipinas, Win Na (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%
6. Asar Talo Lahat Panalo! (GMA-7) - 8.4%
7. Startalk (GMA-7) - 8%
8. Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 7.8%
9. Kapamilya Blockbusters (ABS-CBN) - 7.7%
10. Spongebob Squarepants (ABS-CBN) - 7.1%

1. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 25.7%
2. Wansapanataym (ABS-CBN) - 24.5%
3. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 22.9%
4. Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 20%
5. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 19.5%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 18.4%
7. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 17.2%
8. JejeMom (GMA-7) - 17.1%
9. Kaya ng Powers (GMA-7) - 16.4%
10. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) - 13.1%

October 17, Sunday

1. Kapuso Movie Festival: Enteng Kabisote 3 (GMA-7) - 14.3%
2. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 13.5%
3. ASAP XV (ABS-CBN) - 11.8%
4. Kapamilya Sunday Blockbuster: When Love Begins (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%
5. Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) - 10.3%
6. Your Song Presents Andi (ABS-CBN) - 9.8%
7. Jollitown (GMA-7) / Reel Love Presents Tween Hearts (GMA-7) - 8.5%
8. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 8.3%
9. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 7.8%
10. Shim Mazinger Edition Z (GMA-7) - 6.7%

1. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 24.5%
2. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 22.7%
3. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 22.1%
4. Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7) - 21.3%
5. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 20%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 19.9%
7. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 15.1%
8. Star Power: Sharon's Search for the Next Female Superstar (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
9. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) - 10.4%
10. Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) - 10.1%

October 18, Monday

1. He's Beautiful (ABS-CBN) - 17.7%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 16.9%
3. Alyna (ABS-CBN) - 15.7%
4. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 14.3%
5. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) / Kapamilya Blockbusters: Basta Ikaw Nanginginig Pa (ABS-CBN) - 13.9%
6. Temptation of Wife (GMA-7) - 13.4%
7. Koreana (GMA-7) - 13.2%
8. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 12.5%
9. Ang Yaman Ni Lola (GMA-7) - 11.5%
10. Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%

1. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 33.5%
2. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 32.8%
3. Imortal (ABS-CBN) - 29.9%
4. Kokey@Ako (ABS-CBN) - 25.6%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 23.8%
6. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 21.5%
7. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (GMA-7) - 19.9%
8. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 19.2%
9. Grazilda (GMA-7) - 16.8%
10. iDOL (ABS-CBN7) - 16%

Source: Kantar Media / TNS

'Mara Clara' Cast Revealed!

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ABS-CBN preps up for the highly-anticipated remake of Mara Clara, dubbed as the "mother of all teleseryes."

ABS-CBN has been successful in remaking Asianovelas My Girl, Lover's in Paris, Only You and Mexicanovela Rubi. Now, the Kapamilya Network ventures into remaking one of the highest-rated Primetime Soap Operas in the country and the most loved series of the 1990’s that has aired for five record-breaking years; Emil Cruz Jr.’s Mara Clara.

The budding stars Kathryn Bernardo as Mara and Julia Montes as Clara, the top-billers of the upcoming series, are set to follow the footsteps of the original Mara and Clara, Judy Ann Santos, Queen of Soap Opera and Gladys Reyes, one of the most formidable Kontrabida on Philippine TV as they pour out intense acting on the highly-anticipated teleserye.

"Sobrang happy po ako dahil sa dami ng artista na pwede nilang piliin for this role, ako yung pinili nila. Yung ‘Mara Clara’ ay ‘Mother of all teleseryes’ at saka five years po siyang tumakbo kaya sobrang happy ako na ako yung pinagkatiwalaan ng ABS-CBN na gumanap as Mara." Kathryn stated in an interview.

Other cast members of this television masterpiece will give life to characters that have created a mark in the history of Philippine drama: Bobby Andrews will play the role of Amante (formerly portrayed by Juan Rodrigo), Ping Medina as Kardo (formerly played by Dan Fernandez), John Manalo as Eris (formerly played by Christopher Rojas), Albi Casino as Christian (formerly portayed by Wowie de Guzman), Chokoleit as CG (Eagle Riggs) , Jhong Hilario as Gary (foermerly portrayed by Eruel Tongco), Mylene Dizon as Susan (formerly played by Susan Africa), and Ms. Gina Pareno.

Gladys expressed her thoughts on the remake of the show that has boosted her career during the 90's. "For five years, sinasampal ko si Juday (Judy Anne Santos) ngayon, gusto kong abangan kung paano papahirapan ni Julia si Kathryn sa remake ng Mara Clara. Sus ko, after so many years, I'll be watching it (Mara Clara) again hindi na nga lang sarili ko yung makikita ko. But I’m thrilled by the idea."

Watch out for Kathryn and Julia as there on-screen rivalry fires up in 'Mara Clara', coming very soon on ABS-CBN.

Mara Clara - Trailer:

'Dwarfina' Stars Heart Evangelista and Dennis Trillo

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Dwarfina is an upcoming fantaserye on GMA-7 starring Heart Evangelista and Dennis Trillo.

As part of GMA Network’s celebration of its 60th Anniversary and continuously delivering innovative and superior entertainment to viewers around the globe, an original and amusing program for the whole family will touch everyone’s hearts this November with Dwarfina.

This is a story of the adventures and misadventures of Dwarfina—a girl born with one tiny abnormality—her size. She is no taller than a finger, and it is believed that this is because her parents have earned the ire of a black duwende (dwarf), causing the supernatural being to put a curse on their child. Despite the disadvantage of her size, her parents loved her with all their hearts.

Human intervention and interaction with the little heroine will bring both sad and happy twists in her small but growing world.

Heart Evangelista will play the role of Dwarfina while his Mano Po leading man, Dennis Trillo, will be her love interest in the fantaserye. Also starring are Pauleen Luna, Will Devaughn, Kylie Padilla, Angelika dela Cruz, Jackielou Blanco, Chanda Romero, Janice de Belen, Mark Bautista, Iwa Moto, Mico Aytona, Emilio Garcia, Cris Villanueva, Vaness del Moral, Tony Mabesa, and Rep. Lani Mercado.
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'Idol' Finale Week

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ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida's 'Idol' sets foot on its final episode.

"As much as we want to prolong the show but due to constraints in production, schedules & difficulty in daily tapings, Idol will not able to fulfill its 10-13 week term on air. Mahirap magpaalam lalo pa at naging malapit na sa mga puso natin ang Idol. Patuloy po sana nating suportahan ang Idol hanggang sa huli nitong linggo," according to Biboy Arboleda, the show's advertising and promotion head.

An online report also quoted Biboy saying that high production costs - particularly the royalty fees of songs used on the show - and scheduling problems were the reasons for the early ending of 'Idol.'

Sam, however, added that lack of time resulted in the early demise of the show.

According to the actor, the cast and crew would usually tape an episode in the morning. The same episode would be shown later in the evening.

And with him and Geronimo doing shows abroad, shooting for 'Idol' would be even more difficult, he said.

But rumor has it that the show's low TV ratings were pulling down ABS-CBN Primetime Bida's over-all performance, prompting the network to pull it off the air. The staff of the program, however, refuted the speculations.

Sam said he and the cast of “Idol” were saddened by the decision of the network to cut the show short.

Watch out how 'Idol' marks its last 5 episodes on ABS-CBN. Between Sam and Coco, who will make a sacrifice for the love and affection of Sarah?

'He's Beautiful' Finale Week

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Secrets and surprises await you in the finale week of the most romantic Koreanovela of the year "He’s Beautiful" on ABS-CBN.

Tae Kyung and Mi Nam's blossoming relationship will be put to test when Tae Kyung's mother revealed that Mi Nam is the daughter of her true love who is the reason why she decided to leave the A.N.Jell leader and his father.

Shin Woo also further complicates the situation as he finds the courage to finally tell Mi Nam what he truly feels.

Just when everyone is engrossed with their own personal dilemmas, the real Go Mi Nam suddenly enters the picture and arrives to redeem his twin sister who has been pretending as him all this time.

Will Mi Nam finally leave the group and get back to her old life? If she bids farewell to the A.N.Jell band, is she also saying goodbye to her feelings for Tae Kyung?

Don’t miss the much awaited finale of "He's Beautiful" this week, back on its old time slot before "Kokey@Ako" on ABS-CBN.

'Simply KC' Finale Week

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The morning talk show of TV host KC Concepcion on ABS-CBN is now on its final week. It has been extended another four weeks on the heels of its growing audience share in recent weeks.

Simply KC debuted on May 24 amid speculation about KC's ability to host a solo talk show. On the show, KC talks with popular celebrities and takes on various challenges such as riding the public train system for the first time, and trying out Muay Thai kickboxing.

Interest in the show waned over time - it lagged in the ratings race behind the cartoons aired by other local TV channels in the same 9:30 a.m. time-slot.

Showbiz critics pointed out that KC's core audience of college students, and young professionals find it difficult to wake up early in the morning just to catch Simply KC.

Ms. Concepcion however disagrees. "I receive a lot of tweets telling me that some of the fans of the show make an effort to wake up early just to watch the show," she said.

The young host is thankful to the ABS-CBN management for extending the show until this October.

Simply KC airs weekdays on ABS-CBN Channel 2.

Bayaning Pilipino Awards - 2010 Finalists

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Launched in 1995, the annual Bayaning Pilipino Awards is a brainchild of the late Don Eugenio Lopez Jr, the founder of ABS-CBN network, through a partnership with Ugat Foundation.

Since then, it has awarded notable Filipinos who had stretched the whole nine yards in the name of public service.

The nationwide award-giving body has 3 categories: Bayaning Pilipino, Bayaning Kabataan, and the Bayaning Samahan.

Annually, entries are collated by regional promoters including ABS-CBN radio and TV stations nationwide. The entries are then forwarded to the Central Office to be sorted out by Ugat project associates.

This year, 57 entries were received by ABS-CBN and Ugat Foundation nationwide and from Japan and the United States.

The project associates then do site visitations, interviews, testimonials, video documentation, and verification procedures.

After a rigorous pre-validation process, the National Screening Committee is tasked to verify the regional finalists and the regional winners.

Eleven were declared regional winners in the Individual category, 4 in the Youth category, and 3 in the Individual section.

From the regional winners, the number were cut down to 5 finalists and the names will be forwarded to the Board of Judges of final deliberation.

The Board of Judges is composed of Eugenio Lopez III, Regina Lopez, Dr. Ambeth Ocampo, Luther Calderon, and Dr. Arthur Tansiongco.

Through short films aired on ABS-CBN channel 2 last Sunday, the public witnessed the stories of Rex Bernardo, Welthy Villanueva, Beatriz Evangelista, Jose Antonio Socrates and Norberto Puasan.

After watching the clips, some 100 members of the audience were made to vote for one finalist through the Wireless Audience Response System (WARS) for the People's Choice Award.

Partial results showed that more than 50% of the audience preferred Villanueva, a doctor who goes to Palawan's far-flung areas to teach and to provide medical services.

The official results of this year's Bayaning Pilipino Awards as well as the People's Choice Award, which include online and SMS votes, will be announced the during Awards Night set on November 4.

Here are the profiles of the Bayaning Pilipino finalists:

Rex Bernardo (Region 5)

Hindi nakapagtapos ng high school si Rex dala ng pangamba ng kanyang mga magulang na di niya makayanan ang hamon ng mundo sa labas ng kanilang tahanan. Natuto siyang bumasa at sumulat sa pamamagitan ng butihin niyang tiyahin na nagtiyaga sa kanyang magturo.

20-taong gulang na si Rex nang siya mismo ang magpasyang magpatuloy sa pag-aaral at makipagsabayan sa lipunan. Naipasa niya ang acceleration program para sa high school at agad nag-aral sa Trinity University.

Naging aktibo siya sa pamantasan at nagawang isakatuparan ang kanyang adbokasiya na magkaroon ng tamang pasilidad para sa mga kapwa estudyanteng may kapansanan kaakibat ang scholarship program na kanya ding isinulong bilang project coordinator.

Nang magbalik sa Daet, Camarines Norte naging abala siya sa pangangasiwa ng mga samahang tumutugon sa pangangalaga at karapatan ng mga may kapansanan sa kanilang local government at maging sa simbahan.

Nagsasagawa siya ng mga advocacy seminars katulong ang mga taong buo ang pangangatawan para sa mga taong may kapansanan. Masigasig din siyang nakikipagtulungan bilang Couples for Christ member sa Gawad Kalinga Projects ng simbahan kaagapay ang kanyang asawang si Mariz.

Isa ring Barangay Mentor si Rex para sa mga barangay na mabagal pa ang pag-unlad. Nagbibigay siya ng libreng pagsasanay upang maging matatag at makatayo sa sarili ang mga residente ng mga barangay na ito. Kasabay nito ay isinusulong din ni Rex ang alternative learning system (ALS) para sa mga out-of-school youth. Ang programang ito sa mga barangay ay sinusuportahan ng Asian Institute of Management International Movement of Development Managers kung saan isa siya sa mga aktibong miyembro.

Sa kabila ng kanyang kapansanan - ang kanyang mga paa, hita, binti at maging ang kanyang kanang kamay ay di na kapaki-pakinabang - nananatili siyang matatag sa buong pusong paglilingkod na walang hinahangad na anumang kapalit at ang tanging sandata ay ang kanyang talino.

Beatriz Evangelista (NCR)

Ang determinasyon na makatulong, katapangan, pagmamahal, at pagunawa sa kapwa ay ang mga katangian na nakikita kay Gng. Beatriz Evangelista. Kilala siya ng mga ka-kosa bilang Tita Betty, siya ang tanging Ina ng City jail, nakikinig at tumatanggap sa kahinaan ng mga “inmates”. Balo na si Tita Betty at kahit wala siyang anak ay biniyayaan naman daw siya ng higit sa isang libong anak at ito ay ang mga natulungan niyang preso sa City Jail.

Nagbibigay si Tita Betty ng Value Formation sa bagong inmates. Hangad nya dito ang maliwanagan at maibangon ang mga natuturuan nya sa sitwasyon na hinaharap ngayon. Maliban dito, siya din ang naging counselor, nanay at sandalan nila sa oras na bumabalik sa kanilang isipan ang hagupit ng kadiliman ng buhay-preso. Ang dalaw ni Tita Betty ang higit nilang pinahahalagahan, lalo na sa mga presong wala ng pamilyang nakakaalala.

Nagsasagawa siya ng mga kasanayan sa pamamagitan ng pangangalap ng donasyon s para sa mga pangangailangan sa loob ng kulungan. Hindi inalintana ni Tita Betty ang mga hamon na hinaharap niya doon. Tulad na lamang ng init at masangsang na amoy sa loob na pwedeng magdulot ng sakit, taas ng hagdanan na inaakyat niya halos araw-araw sa kabila ng kanyang edad at mga di inaasahang rayot sa loob. Patuloy siya sa pagtulong dahil batid niyang makapagbigay siya ng liwanag at haplos ng kalinga ng isang ina sa mga presong itinakwil na ng lipunan. Matapang at matiyaga siya sa mga hamong ito dahil ito ang nagiging daan ng mga preso upang marinig ang kanilang mga daing sa buhay.

Bago pa man siya nagawi sa City Jail, aktib na di siyang nakibahagi sa mga kababaihan ng Northern Luzon sa pamamagitan ng pakikiisa sa pagtatatag ng Women In Christ sa liblib na mga pook nito.

Ang lubos na tiwala niya sa Diyos at positibong pananaw sa buhay na tumulong ng walang pag-aalinlangan para sa mga taong preso ang nagbigay daan na kilalanin siyang Ina dahil ang naihandog niya ay di lamang ang sarili kundi buong pusong paglilingkod.

Jose Antonio U. Socrates, M.D., (Region 4-B)

Si Doc Soc ay isang batikang DOG (doctor of medicine and geology). Lisensyado siyang magsilbi sa ibang bansa lalo na sa Europa pero mas pinili niyang mag-ikot sa mundo, magpakadalubhasa at maglikom muna ng pondo saka umuwi sa Pilipinas at magtayo ng sarili niyang foundation, ang Bahatala (Bahay Hawak Tayo Lakad)na pangunahing gumagamot sa mga may kapansanan sa buto.

Patuloy ang kanyang pananaliksik at pagpapayaman ng kaalaman, patuloy din ang kanyang panggagamot. Maliban dito malaki din ang kanyang tulong sa pamahalaan kung saan isa siya sa mga advisers ni Mayor Hagedorn ng Palawan sa usaping pangkalusugan at pang yamang kalikasan bilang isang doctor at geologist.

Siya ay isang malakas ng advocate ng tamang ethics para sa mga manggagamot at pinaglalaban niya unang una ang karapatan ng tao.

Tunay na kahanga-hanga at nakakamangha ang kanyang talino at likas na malasakit sa kapwa kahit walang hinihinging kapalit!

Dr. Welthy E. Villanueva, M.D.
(Region 4-B)

Sa kabila ng kanyang stage 4 breast cancer, hindi nagpapigil si Dr. Winky na ipagpatuloy ang kanyang misyon sa mga kabundukan bilang isang manggagamot at sa kalaunan ay naging tagapagdala na din ng edukasyon para sa mga batang katutubo na salat sa karunungan. Sa kanyang pakikitungo sa mga katutubo, isinuong niya ang kanyang sarili sa panganib maging sa mga nagaantabay na dagdag na karamdaman gaya ng pneumonia at malaria. Subalit ang mga ito ay di naging balakid sa kanya. Hindi rin nito nagawang igupo ang kanyang katawan na ipagpapatuloy ang nasimulan.

Kasama ng ilang mga kakilala, umaakyat sila ng bundok at tumatawid ng 16-30 ilog marating lamang ang mga lilib na tribo ng Batak. Sa una’y ang hangad lamang niya na maipaaabot ang medikal na serbisyo subalit nahabag ang kanyang puso sa lantarang panloloko sa mga katutubo ng mga taga-patag kung saan ang kanilang lupain ay naipagbibili sa mga ito kapalit ng isang radyo lamang. Dito umusbong ang kanyang pagnanais na magdala ng mga boluntaryong guro upang maturuan ang mga bata ng basic education. Sa una’y inakala nilang magiging maayos ang daloy ng klase sa mga bata subalit napuna nilang nahihirapang unawain ng mga ito ang leksiyon dala ng gutom. Kaya naman sinabayan din niya ito ng feeding program katulong ang mga boluntaryong guro bago magsimula ang klase.

Sa di kalaunan, nabuo niya ang Heavens’ Eyes Tribal Missions na ang layunin ay makapagbigay ng edukasyon at maipamulat ang maayos na pamumuhay at kalusugan para sa komunidad ng mga katutubo sa Batak. Nakikipag-ugnayan siya sa mga tribal communities, GOs at NGOs para maisakatuparan ang mga adhikain nito. Ang ilan sa mga pondo ayon kay Dr. Winky ay kadalasan bigay lamang mula sa mga kaibigan at kakilala. Mula sa programang ito, may ilan na din nakapagtapos ng sekondarya mula sa School of Tomorrow Accelerated Christian Education Curriculum nito. Sa taong ito ay malapit na din mairehistro sa SEC ang Heavens’ Eyes Tribal Missions at si Dr. Winky ang tumatayong Administrator at Direktor.

Sumusuka at nanghihina ng labis si Dr. Winky mismo sa kuta ng mga katutubo subalit ni hindi ito naringgan ng ano man reklamo at bagkus ay patuloy pa din na nagserserbisyo.

Norberto Puasan (Datu Mampinuhan)
(Region 10)

Ang pagiging Datu ay hindi lang isang titulo na basta-basta lang ipinagkakaloob ng kahit sino. Sa mga Tribong Higa-awnon sa Opol, Mismis Oriental, ito ay isang bansag na nakadikit sa isang pagkatao at kung anong uri siya; pananaw at ugali.

Ang pagiging “Datu Mampinuhan” ni Datu Norbeng ang nagpatanyag sa kanya kahit sa mga kalapit na mga katutubong Tribo. Si Datu Mampinuhan ay ang karapat-dapat sa pagtitiwala ng Kapwa Higa-awnon at mga hindi Lumad sa nasabing lugar.

Isa sa mga naging malaking hakbang na ginawa ni Datu Mampinuhan ay ang pag mapa ng kanilang Lupang Ninuno; ang Dulangan Unified Ancestral Domain Claim. Ang Ancestral Land o Lupang Ninuno, para sa mga Lumad ay nangangahulugan ng Buhay sa kasalukuyan at susunod na lahi ng mga Higa-awnon. Ipinagtibay ni Datu Manpinuhan sa pamamagitan ng tradisyonal na mga pagtitipon at ritwal ang pag angkin ng lupang ninuno sa tulong ng LGU at ahensya ng gobyerno.

Pinamunuan din ni Datu Mampinuhan ang pagbukas ng eskwela ng tribal traditional Knowledge o SIKAT, School for the Indigenous Knowledge and Tradition sa pamamagitan ng pagtuturo ng mga ritwal at ang kahulugan nito, pagtuturo ng kanilang salita at mga oral traditions, mga sayaw at matandang kaugalian.

Sa kasalukuyan, kahit wala na ang dalawang paa, siya ay nagrerepresenta pa rin ng mga pagtitipon ng tribu kumunidad at sa lungsod man; nag sasagawa pa rin ng mga ritwal na akma sa mga pagtitipon ng tribu; naghuhusga pa rin ng mga mabibigat na kaso sa kututbong paraan; at tumatayo pa ring puno ng lupong tagapamayapa.

Si Datu Mampinuhan ay isang “shaman” o tribal-religious leader din. Siya ang nangunguna sa mga ritwal na pang espirtuwal sa mga pag titipon ng tribu. Siya ay naniniwala na ang Diyos ng kalikasan ng mga Kristiano at si Mambabaya (God-Provider) ng mga Higa-awnon ay iisa.

For the 2010 Bayaning Kabataang Pilipino, the nominees are the following:

Philbert C. Tungpalan, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Mark Aethen G. Agana, Koronadal City, South Cotabato
Wenceslao C. Arcuino Jr., Ormoc City
Hamodi L. Tiboron, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, ARMM

For the 2010 Bayaning Samahang Pilipino, the finalist are the following:

Brgy. 15 Senior Citizens Association of Laoag City, Inc., Laoag City
Calapan Labor Service Dev't Cooperative (CALSEDECO), Oriental Mindoro
San Nicolas Ecological Association, Inc., Plaridel, Misamis Occidental

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