Ogie Alcasid - Regine Velasquez' Wedding Entourage

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Here is the complete list of entourage in the Honorio Veruca Alcasid, Jr. and Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez wedding on December 22, 2010 at The Peak, Terrazas De Punta Fuego, Nasugbu, Batangas.


Ogie Alcasid - Regine Velasquez Wedding Invitation


THE WEDDING ENTOURAGE

Bible Bearer: Sarah Kate van Eimeren Alcasid

Ring Bearer: James Roque

Vow Bearers: George and John (Ogie and Regine's pet dogs)

Candle Bearers: Mr. Mark Morrow and Mrs. Michelle Morrow

Flower Girls: Charlize Jolene Velasquez, Sabriya Ramsey Gotidoc, Isabella Gianna Danielle Sese and Elisha Pineda.


PRINCIPAL SPONSORS

Mr. Jose Mari Chan & Ms. Victoria Belo
Mr. Felipe Gozon & Mrs. Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan
Mr. Ronnie Henares & Mrs. Ida Henares
Mr. Orlando Ilacad & Mrs. Wilma Galvante
Mr. Michel Lhuillier & Mrs. Amparito Lhuillier
Mr. German Moreno & Ms. Nanette Inventor
Mr. Manny Pangilinan & Mrs. Ma. Rosario Legarda
Mr. Vic del Rosario & Mrs. Lily Monteverde
Mr. Freddie Santos & Ms. Anastacia Puno
Mr. Antonio Tuviera & Mrs. Crisanta Villanueva

Best Man: Mr. Antonio Alcasid

Maid of Honor: Ms. Leila Isabel van Eimeren Alcasid

Groomsmen: Pres. Benigno Aquino III, Mr. Jose Roberto Adriano, Mr. Fernando Avanzado, Mr. Ruben Lugtu, Mr. Jose Avelino Flores, Mr. J. Antonio Nazareno, Mr. Beethoven Bunagan, Mr. Janno Gibbs and Mr. Archimedes Castillo

Bridesmaids: Ms. Svetlana Tasha Mitra, Ms. Janelle Amanda Avanzado, Ms. Leanna Julia Mitra, Ms. Yleina Ezri Mitra, Ms. Alliyah Roque, Ms. Alannah Kirsten Mitra, Ms. Maria Brianna Bunagan, Ms. Michaela Celine Adriano and Ms. Nicole Diane Manieo Flores


"Laoag City Gymnatics Group" is Showtime Season 2 Grand Champion

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The Laoag City Gymnastics Group was hailed “Showtime Season 2” grand champion in a thrilling grand finals held at the ABS-CBN Studio 2 Saturday, December 18.

With a breathtaking and world-class gymnastics routine, the pride of Northern Luzon notched a score of 9.86 to lead the other finalists.


Extreme 24/7


Mama's Boys

Tied in second place with 9.10 score are Lal-lo’s Blacklight Performers and the dance group Xtreme 24/7. In third place is 89.9 Hoodz with 8.9 total score. Followed by Mama’s Boys (8.33), Big Trio (8.29), Kids@Trix (7.9), Ground Zero (7.9), Zero Gravity (7.67), and Speed Movers Crew (7.43)

Big Trio


The Laoag City Gymnastics Group, which succeeded first season’s champion “XB Gensan,” took home the coveted P1 million prize.

Ever since the group performed in Showtime during the weekly eliminations, it has never failed to make the “madlang people” give a standing ovation, making them the group to beat come the grand finals.


Kids@Trix


The high-flying and back-breaking acrobatics and choreography of Laoag City Gymnastics Group won the favor of resident judge Vice Ganda and returning guest judges like Karylle, Ryan Bang, Jhong Hilario, Mickey Ferriols, Papa Jack, and Richard Poon.

Meanwhile, watch out for the “Showtime” Christmas special with hosts Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Kuya Kim Atienza, Jugs of Itchyworms, Teddy of Rocksteddy and resident judge Vice Ganda from Monday (Dec 20) to Friday (Dec 24) featuring some of the biggest stars in the country.


The Biggest and Brightest ABS-CBN Christmas Special “Ngayong Pasko, Magniningning ang Pilipino” Airs This Weekend

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Thousands of loyal Kapamilyas filled the big dome (Araneta Coliseum) recently to watch the much-awaited ABS-CBN Christmas Special, the media giant’s biggest yuletide offering, featuring the best performances of the brightest Kapamilya stars.

Television’s largest Christmas extravaganza airs this weekend, December 19, 9:30 p.m. for its Part 2 on ABS-CBN.

Dubbed as “Ngayong Pasko, Magniningning ang Pilipino,” the well-attended special gathered today’s most-talked about celebrities, including some acclaimed pillars in the entertainment industry.

In her Christmas message, ABS-CBN president and Chief Operating Officer Charo Santos-Concio extended her gratitude to everyone for being a loyal Kapamilya. The network chief also gave praises to the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the real reason for Christmas.

Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano together with divas Zsazsa Padilla and Vina Morales, Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo, Pinoy Rock Icon Arnel Pineda, Asia’s Idol Christian Bautista, World Champion Jed Madela, Pop Prince Erik Santos and singing sensations Rhap Salazar and Sheryn Regis, were in their highest spirits in their Christmas medley opening.

Stunning teleserye princesses Empress Schuck, Andi Eigenmann, Erich Gonzales, Maja Salvador, Shaina Magdayao, Kim Chiu, Jessy Mendiola, and Bea Alonzo sang their primetime theme songs. They all jammed with rocker Rico Blanco.

The charm of the soap opera ladies was followed by the Showtime-inspired stand-up comedy of Vice Ganda. The hit noontime celebrity introduced some of the most humorous numbers from Noah’s Zaijan Jaranilla, PBB sweetheart Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco, Going Bulilits Sharlene San Pedro and Nash Aguas, collaborating with comedians Kitkat, Chokoleit and Pooh.

ASAP Sessionitas, on the other hand went unusual with their classic song numbers. Nina, Richard Poon, Siiti Navarro, Duncan Ramos, MYMP and Aiza Seguerra showcased their ever relaxing vocal prowess.

The crowd became more ecstatic when teleserye love teams Cristine Reyes and Zanjoe Marudo, Anne Curtis and Jericho Rosales, Toni Gonzaga and Vhong Navarro, Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz, performed their most romantic songs.

Mega daughter KC Concepcion and acoustic heartthrob Sam Milby spearheaded the blazing song/dance numbers of the budding Star Magic artists. KC was also welcomed in the biggest celebrity core group.

Applauses kept on sound especially when Christian Bautista, Robert Seña, Isay Alvarez, Carol Banawa, Billy Crawford, Nikki Gil and Erik Santos sang their own classic rendition of some 2010 hits.

The atmosphere remained heatwarming as Gary V. sang I Will Be Here" and "The Warrior is a Child," thanking the Lord for everything He has done.

Zsa Zsa Padilla, Kuh Ledesma, and Pokwang, together with Bellestar Dancers, induced everybody’s happy mood with their diva medley number.

High energy was felt when dance superstars Enchong Dee, John Prats, Jhong Hilario, Rayver Cruz, Gab Valenciano, Vhong Navarro, and Gerald Anderson performed the hottest rhythmic moves. Today’s most celebrated Shoutout groups were also seen in their best performing action.

The ultimate Kapamilya Christmas Special also paid tribute to the personalities who have given the country glory and honor this year. Miss Universe 4th runner-up Maria Venus Raj, World Boxing Association (WBA) Interim Bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr., Journey vocalist Arnel Pineda and University of Sto. Tomas Singers, who recently won the Choir of the World-Luciano Pavarotti Grand Prize in the 2010 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, U.K., shone brightly in the night of inspiration.

Gretchen Barretto has also proven her beauty supremacy as she did a very hot sexy musical with Jake Cuenca, Zanjoe Marudo, Jason Abalos, and Derek Ramsey. The audience also sang with timeless hits brought by Hitmakers Rey Valera, Nonoy Zuñiga, Marco Sison, and Rico J Puno.

Star Power girls were the last to enthrall everyone as they sang with the Megastar Sharon Cuneta.

Sharon’s message to the Kapamilya’s prompted all the big stars for an unforgettable finale. All together, they sang “Christmas All Over” the world and ABS-CBN’s remarkable yuletide theme, “Ngayong Pasko Magniningning ang Pilipino.”

More photos taken at the event here:





Aljur Abrenica is 'Machete'

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Kapuso hunk actor and sought after leading man Aljur Abrenica breathes new life to the character of Machete in GMA-7's upcoming primetime series of the same title premiering this 2011.

With his chiseled body and fine acting ability, Aljur was the unanimous choice to reprise the titular character in the classic story about a wooden sculpture brought to life by the fortuitous works of a woman, or in this case, two women for the contemporary times. Even Cesar Montano, the first actor to ever play the role of Machete, publicly expressed his approval of the Network's decision to entrust the role to Aljur with whom he had the chance to work with in the recently concluded primetime show Ilumina.

In this version, Machete, an ancient Ifugao warrior, was transformed into a tree after being killed in battle. Decades after, this tree becomes the favorite subject of a beautiful sketcher who later sells her drawing to an equally gorgeous sculptress. The sculptress falls in love with the image that she eagerly decides to turn it into a wooden statue.

Playing the coveted roles of the two ladies who will compete for the heart of the handsome Machete are the equally gorgeous Kapuso actresses Ryza Cenon and Bela Padilla. Together, they will infuse an exciting and fresh twist to the Pablo S. Gomez classic for today's generation of televiewers to enjoy.

The figure of Machete to be used in the program will be sculpted by no less than National Artist and Father of Philippine Modern Sculpture, Napoleon Abeva, and his team of experts including his son Lawin.

See Machete come to life this January 2011 on GMA Telebabad.


Rayver Cruz Admits He’s Behind Cristine Reyes - Sarah Geronimo Fight

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Rayver Cruz finally speaks and admitted that he is the reason behind the controversial rift involving sexy actress Cristine Reyes and Pop Star Princess Sarah Geronimo.

According to Rayver, he was the one who told Cristine about Sarah's controversial remarks “Pag mamagaling magsayaw habulin ng mga babaeng sexy” during ASAP XV dress rehearsals (read related article HERE).

Oo, ako naman kasi yung nagsabi talaga kay Cristine and kasi gusto ko lang maging honest sa tao. Sa tingin ko, wala namang mali ‘dun and wala naman akong ginagawang masama,” the 21-year old dancer-actor confessed.

He added, “Sa tingin ko naman kasi ito yung tama kaya ginawa ko. Alam ko na ito yung makakabuti sa lahat.

Rayver will have a one-on-one-no-holds-barred interview with Boy Abunda this Sunday, December 19, on 'The Buzz' where he reveals the real score between him and Cristine. If he and Sarah really had a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship in the past? If he really two-timed Sarah and Cristine?

Know the answers and more this Sunday on The Buzz, right after Your Song.


Is Valerie Concepcion Transferring To 'Willing Willie' of TV5?

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Following rumors about the early demise of noontime show "Pilipinas Win na Win", Valerie Concepcion, one of its female co-hosts, is said to be planning to leave ABS-CBN and jump to TV5 to follow his Kuya Willie [Revillame].

Valerie has revealed that she is open to doing that as long as she’ll get to do what she wants to do.

In an interview during her launch as Calayan Surgicentre endorser, Valerie shared that her wish for the future is for her to have more hosting jobs.

More hosting jobs. Wish ko another hosting job,” she said.

Asked if she is going to join TV 5, the TV host answered: “Kung saan may trabaho! Huwag na tayo magpaka-plastic. Kung sa'n may trabaho, 'dun na tayo.”

She also hinted that she wants to experience hosting a prime time show. “Gusto ko ma-experience [ang] prime time hosting. I'm not closing my doors to any [network],” she said.

Valerie also joked around when asked for her message for Revillame. “Kuya, ngayon lang ako walang Christmas gift galing sayo. Ipaabot mo naman sa akin ang Christmas bonus! Echos,” she said.


Bayani Agbayani Releases His New Album Titled "Todo Bigay"

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Todo bigay si Bayani Agbayani sa kanyang bagong recording album under Sony Music Philippines.

"Halos one year in the making ito at talaga namang espesyal ito sa akin dahil ibang level ang pag-aalaga sa akin ng Sony Music," sabi ni Bayani na hindi makapaniwalang kasama niya sa Sony roster of artists sina Sharon Cuneta, Lea Salonga, Ely Buendia, Ariel Rivera at ang kaibigan niyang si Cesar Montano.

Novelty pa rin ang tema ng album ni Bayani--pero novelty na may sinasabi--dahil maganda ang mensahe ng mga kanta na nakakatuwa at madaling sabayan.

Kasama sa album ni Bayani ang tatlong original na kanta na "Todo Bigay," "Buti Pa Ang Pera," at "Ayaw Sa Akin." Meron ding isang Christmas song na "Silent Night Na Naman." Pero naging mas espesyal ang album dahil sa duet nina Bayani at ang kaibigan niyang komedyante na si Eugene Domingo na first time nag-record ng kanta. Ito ay ang "FM Ka, AM Ako" na isinulat ni Rey Valera (na dating duet nila ni Sharon Cuneta) at ito ang tribute nila sa mga radio DJs na malaki ang naitutulong sa music industry.

Dahil sa bagong album ni Bayani, magiging napaka-visible niya sa mga television shows sa pagpo-promote nito sa mga PAGCOR branches tulad ng sa Cebu on December 18. Sa January, expect Bayani to hit the malls para sa show at album signing.

"At least, may panregalo na akong bagong music ko ngayong Pasko," ani Bayani. "Sobrang na-miss ko rin talaga ang recording! Sana suportahan nila itong bagong album ko."


Iya Villania, Bangs Garcia, and Kristel Moreno Add Spice to 'Kristine, Ang Ikalawang Libro'

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The cold December air is no match to the heat that will be brought in by Iya Villania, Bangs Garcia, and Kristel Moreno, the three sexy ladies introduced in the second book of hit teleserye Martha Cecilia's Kristine.

The sizzling trio is ready to add spice to ABS-CBN's top-rating Primetime Bida with the rest of Kristine cast Zanjoe Marudo, Cristine Reyes, Rafael Rosell, JM De Guzman, and Rayver Cruz.

Iya plays Scarlet Saavedra, a strong woman who is very far from the typical Maria Clara. "[As] Atty. Saavedra, I am no weak woman...I live each day as [if it were] my last," she said.




The actress shared how nervous she was to take on a sensual role but she was relieved by the fact that her screen partner is fellow ASAP XV artist Rafael. "I've worked with him in ASAP [for] a dance number. And in that performance, I needed to trust him as we were doing lifts in the prod. It wasn't an easy lift." Despite what seems to be a challenging role, the actress is excited because this is a new acting experience altogether. "Basta appropriate sa role, I should be fine doing something a little bit more daring."

While Iya is slightly nervous, Bangs is excited and prepared for her role. The actress, after all, has had previous experience baring her skin on camera in programs like Palos and Magkano ang Iyong Dangal.




In the series, Bangs portrays the role of Diana Montero, a woman enshrouded in mystery. One of the few things we know of her is that she hails from a broken family. "Hindi niya nakukuha ang pagmamahal na gusto niya. She's lonely kaya she's working hard para mahalin siya ng ibang tao," Bangs said.

Meanwhile, Kristel's first day at work was quite a challenge, as she was required to engage in a kissing scene with JM De Guzman who plays Nathaniel. She, however, believes the sexy edge of the show lies in the story.




"Yung pagka-sexy ng Kristine eh hindi lang basta magpakita ng katawan o maghalikan. May magandang kuwento sa likod ng mga maiinit na eksenang ipinapalabas nila," she explained.

She added JM's gentleman ways helped her feel comfortable. "Noong first day, hindi kami nakapag-usap pero ramdam ko yung kabaitan niya. Yung isang eksena kasi namin, on-screen parang topless ako. In real life, naka-tube ako. Si JM, hindi tumitingin sa akin, nakayuko lang siya before the take. Titingin lang 'yun pag-nag-roll na ang camera," she recounted.

Kristel plays the character of Jasmin, a woman who would do anything for her family and would be willing to give up everything, especially for her siblings.

Apart from these three women, two new characters also join the series--Charlie (Joross Gamboa) and Rowena (Neri Naig) who have pivotal roles in the story.

After a tension-filled first encounter, what will happen once Nathaniel and Jasmin cross paths again? Will Scarlet be an instrument towards Jewel and Bernard's reunion? Will Marco finally tell Scarlet about his feelings? And what evil plan will Margarita (Irma Adlawan) set in place when Jewel (Cristine), sick with amnesia, returns to Paso de Blas?

Tune in to the romantic and heated episodes of the teleserye that brings life to your nights, Kristine, Ang Ikalawang Libro, after Imortal on ABS-CBN.


'Misteryo' Begins Airing Today on GMA-7

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This Saturday, prepare for a spine-tingling afternoon as Misteryo makes the big move to GMA-7.

The top-rating show begins airing on the Kapuso Network this Saturday, 4:30 pm, with a look into the mysterious occurrences in Barangay 821 in Paco Manila. The year started off tragically for the residents of Bgy. 821. Hundreds of houses were razed by a fire and one person was reported dead. But from the ashes of what was left of Bgy. 821 rose so many unexplainable events and stories.

Ever since the fire, there have been several reported sightings of a dwende and the decapitated head of a woman. Some claim to have seen the spirit of the owner of the barangay chapel who is believed to still haunt the place. Could these be the imaginings and speculations of people who desperately want to believe in something out of the ordinary? Or are they for real?

To bring these mysteries to light, program host Ryan Eigenmann and several paranormal experts will investigate and stay in the areas that are reportedly haunted. Will they get a visit from the spirit that "guards" the chapel?

Find out in Misteryo this Saturday, 4:30 pm, after Startalk and before Wish ko Lang, only on GMA-7.


Apl.de.Ap To Perform in Cebu, Manila and Pampanga Starting December 18

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Be prepared for this ultimate club tour series and party with no less than The Black Eyed Peas' well-known member, APL.DE.AP! Just a few weeks after the successful release of The Black Eyed Peas' new album, The Beginning, speculations of Apl.De.Ap's visit in the Philippines to promote the album as well as to do a benefit club tour have circulated the web, and to everyone's anticipation, this has been finally confirmed by Apl.De.Ap's team last Friday (December 10).

JEEPNEY Music in cooperation with Fluid Productions & Productions and MCA Music, Inc. proudly bring you Party Light. Party Right. Club Tour 2010! This event will become a musical explosion of the world's foremost DJs in a live performance--the first of a series.

Be electrified and pumped with the cool beats of DJ Joker, DJ Buddha, DJ Ammo and Apl.De.Ap of The Black Eyed Peas with MC Richi Rich as they will hit the following clubs on these dates: December 18, 2010 at VUDU (Cebu), December 22, 2010 at Republiq Club, Resorts World (Manila), and December 25, 2010 at The Mansion (Pampanga). This show will be for the benefit of The Pearl S. Buck Foundation and other beneficiaries.

Apl.De.Ap, best known as a member of the world-renowned hip hop group, the Black Eyed Peas, is a singer, record producer, rapper, and DJ (electro-house-hiphop), touring the world for promotions. DJ Ammo, who will also be on tour with Apl.De.Ap, has DJ'd multiple parties, events and shows for artists and companies such as Sean Paul, Black Eyed Peas including Will.i.am, Apl.de.Ap, Taboo, Fergie, Outkast, Slum Village, Kool & The Gang... Blackberry, Bacardi, Redbull, Belvedere Vodka, Hennesse, Scion(Toyota), Mackie sound, Five Four (clothing), Kodak, Activision and many more. He recently worked on the BEP's new album, The Beginning.

The Black Eyed Peas' new album, The Beginning pays tribute to all those who have supported them and have celebrated their music throughout the years and have kept alive their passion of recreating and redefining each piece of music into a spellbinding and influential tune--an element unique to this group, which won them highly-acclaimed awards and has raised up the charts several of their hit singles.

The Beginning mega-deluxe album boasts off 18 explosive songs with 6 bonus tracks, featuring their latest hit single, "The Time (Dirty Bit)" which is built around a sample from the classic 1987 theme from Dirty Dancing, "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life." The mega-deluxe album also includes 5 hit songs from the best of The E.N.D. album.

Catch this series of club shows and have the chance to have an exclusive face-to-face opportunity and album-signing with Apl.De.Ap, when you purchase a copy of The Black Eyed Peas' The Beginning mega-deluxe album at these clubs an hour prior to the start of the show.

Groove to your most-wanted DJs' beats in the most happening clubs in Cebu, Manila and Pampanga and celebrate the time of your lives with Apl.De.Ap--a perfect way to end the year 2010!

The Black Eyed Peas The Beginning mega-deluxe album under MCA Music, Inc. is exclusively available in Astrovision/Astroplus music outlets."

The Black Eyed Peas The Beginning Tracklisting:

DISC 1

1. The Time (Dirty Bit)
2. The Night
3. Love You Long Time
4. XOXOXO
5. Someday
6. Whenever
7. Fashion Beats
8. Don't Stop The Party
9. Do It Like This
10. The Situation - bonus track
11. The Coming -bonus track
12. Own It -bonus track
13. The Best One Yet (The Boy)
14. Just Can't Get Enough
15. Play It Loud
16. Everything Wonderful feat. David Guetta - Intl bonus track
17. Phenomenon - Intl bonus track
18. Take It Off - Intl bonus track

DISC 2 (Best of The E.N.D.)

1. Boom Boom Pow
2. I Gotta Feeling
3. Meet Me Halfway
4. Imma Be
5. Rock That Body


“Pilipinas Win Na Win” To Air Final Episode on December 31, 2010

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If rumor is true, "Pilipinas Win Na Win" - ABS-CBN's replacement to Willie Revillame's defunct noontime show "Wowowee" will air its final episode on December 31, 2010.

Sources said that ABS-CBN management already called for a meeting and told the stars and staff of the show about this sad news. "Napaiyak pa nga si Pokwang dahil siyempre nga naman, napakahabang panahon na siyang host ng noontime show mula pa sa Wowowee bukod sa napakarami niyang pinagdaanang pagsubok at intriga sa programang ito." they said.

As of this time, ABS-CBN management has yet to confirm if this is indeed true and what show will take the show's timeslot.


Aga Muhlach Transfers to TV5

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Despite his constant denial, yes, it's true, Aga Muhlach is moving to TV5 after being an ABS-CBN talent for 18 years.


Aside from the confirmation given by Cristy Fermin and Shalala on their daily morning showbiz talkshow program Juicy!, insiders from TV5 are saying that Aga will be officially part of the Kapatid network starting January 15, 2011. In addition, Aga's deal as they described it "is the biggest talent fee in showbiz industry."

Ethel Ramos, Aga's manager, however insisting that although there is really an offer, they are yet to sign a contract with TV5.

There is also a report that Aga had a meeting with ABS-CBN executives Gabby Lopez and Charo Santos-Concio and already got their blessings.


ABS-CBN Calls on Bayan Patrollers To Make ‘Good Deeds’ This Christmas

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ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs’ Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo has launched recently its Christmas campaign dubbed as “Pasko ng Pagbabago” that encourages individuals to be proactive volunteers in outreach programs for the elderly, give food or gifts to street children, clean sewers and canals, plant trees, and other activities that would give home to our fellow Kapamilya.

Inform BMPM of your upcoming “good deed” by emailing it to ireport@abs-cbn.com or texting IREPORTnameaddressgenderyour message to 2366.

Chosen activities will have the chance to be featured on television via “Umagang Kay Ganda” and “TV Patrol” in ABS-CBN and on ANC. Select ABS-CBN anchors may also join your activity in person.

Be sure to send in the complete details of your suggestions such as number of participants in the activity, date and venue, as well as the positive effect it can make on the individual, group, or community beneficiaries.

The landmark endeavor aims to arouse a sense of conviction among Bayan Patrollers that they can play a role in making others life’s burdens easier to bear.

For more information, please log on to http://bmpm.abs-cbnnews.com



Going Bulilit Superstars as Kung Fu Kids in Beijing Special Sequel

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After the exciting “gag” comeback of Goin’ Bulilit in their Beijing, China episode last Sunday, the Bulilits once again showcased their comedic prowess in the much-awaited sequel of their out-of-the country episode.

This Sunday, the ever-humorous Bulilits play as Kung Fu Kids. A “Payabangan ng mga Atleta” segment, magnificently shot in China’s Olympic Village, will also be featured.

In an interview with a Goin’ Bulilit pioneer, Sharlene San Pedro shared “Nu’ng malaman ko na sa China po kami magta-taping, sobrang na-excite po talaga ako. Ang ganda po talaga sa China. Napakalamig po. Siyempre sobrang enjoy ako na makipag-bonding sa iba pang mga Bulilits. Masaya po talaga” Sharlene said.

More surprises are yet to unveil in Going Bulilit this yuletide season. Next year, catch another exciting action treat in Goin’ Bulilit Presents: The Adventures of Juan Kontra.


Anne Curtis is Ginebra San Miguel 2011 Calendar Girl

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Anne Curtis has been officially launched as the 2011 Calendar Girl of Ginebra San Miguel.

The unveiling of the Ginebra "Bida" 2011 Calendar was held last Tuesday and it has 5 layouts featuring Anne Curtis who's dressed up as a fitness enthusiast, also as an aviator, a construction worker, as a mechanic and an army.

Anne has been endorsing GSM Blue since 2006 and stood as Muse for the Barangay Ginebra Kings team in 3 years.

And finally, Ginebra has picked her as its official calendar girl this 2011, following Angelica Panganiban (2007), Iwa Moto (2008), Marian Rivera (2009) and Krista Ranillo (2010).


Supreme to the Extreme Awards - 2010 Winners

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Tim Yap and The Philippine Star successfully honored this year's winners of the Supreme to the Extreme Awards 2010 held on December 15 at the Opus bar in Resorts World Manila.

13 awards were handed to this year's movers and shakers in Pinoy Pop Culture.

Here's is the complete list of the winners in the 2010 Supreme to the Extreme Awards:

Movement of the Year Award - #Help DOT

Twitterati Award - Anne Curtis

Reality Show Breakthrough Artist of the Year - Solenn Heussaff

Blogger of the Year - Cecile Van Straten of Chuvaness.com

The Fashion Force Award - Liz Uy

The Supreme Dynasty Award - The Magalona Family

DJ of the Year Award - Mars Miranda

Televisionary Award - Maria Ressa

The Supreme Virus (Viral Video) of the Year Award - "We Love You Maria Venus Raj 22 Philippines" by lexlib



Supreme Junior Award - Lorin and Venice Gutierrez Bektas

SHE Supreme Award - Gang Badoy

HE Supreme Award - Carlos Celdran

The Supremo Award - Ely Buendia

Photos courtesy of Break My Style

Fil-Am Hollywood Actress Nicole Anderson on Being a 'Nick Jonas' Girlfriend

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Nicole Anderson is famous for her portrayal of Macy, the love interest of Nick Jonas, in the Jonas Brothers TV show, “Jonas L.A.” on the Disney Channel.

Nicole said: “It was my first stable job so it was, ‘Wow, this is awesome, I’m gonna [sic] be able to do what I really love to do on a regular basis.’ And then I booked it with my best friend and the Jonas Brothers. It was a win-win-win all over the place. When we came back for the second season, I found out that Nick and I would be love interests on the show so I was, like, ‘That’s not a shabby job’ (laughs). He’s a really, really cool guy.”

Now that the show has concluded its run, the 20-year-old Filipino-American said she is aiming for more mature roles, but within limits.

Nicole joked: “I’m not going crazy and wanting to take my clothes off on HBO or anything like that (laughs). I wouldn’t want to do anything that I will be embarrassed to have my dad see (laughs).”

Her current projects include “Make It or Break It” on ABC Family. In it, she plays a champion gymnast, a familiar role.

When she was younger, Nicole was winning in national gymnastics competition before she had to retire due to injuries. Being an athlete taught the young star the value of discipline.

Nicole said it’s easy for young people in Hollywood to get into trouble like her fellow Disney star, Demi Lovato, who recently entered rehab after a reported emotional breakdown.

I think with Demi– she is a young girl, she’s a teenager. Every teenager goes through their angst phase, you know, where they wanna rebel, kinda go through teenage hormone issues. Unfortunately for her she has to do it in the spotlight,” she said.

Nicole said it’s the guidance of her family that has kept her afloat. Her mom, Anami Anderson, is a native of a small town in Negros Occidental, Philippines.

She joked about what her mother would do to her if she got out of control. “Oh, definitely it’s my Filipino mom. (laughs) She’ll chase me around with a wooden stick. (laughs) No.

Though born and raised in the United States, Anderson is proud of her roots. She has her love for Filipino food and even permanent body art to prove it.

My favorite’s halo-halo and I love sinigang and pancit. My mom makes me these vegetarian egg rolls. I also have a tattoo on my ribcage and one of the things on it says ‘Mahal kita.’” (I love you).

Nicole is also starring in the movie “Mean Girls 2″ coming out in February 2011.

Source: Yong Chavez, ABS-CBN North America Bureau


Manny Pacquiao, Cristine Reyes, Venus Raj, Angel Locsin, Dra. Vicky Belo Top List of Credible Celebrity Endorsers 2010

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Boxing Champ Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, Actress-TV host Kris Aquino, 2010 Miss Philippines-Universe Venus Raj and cosmetic surgeon Dra. Vicki Belo are among the most credible celebrity endorsers this year, a study conducted by a market research consulting firm showed.

The study done by Synergy Business Consultancy revealed that 67% of its respondents bought a product or availed of a service due to a celebrity endorser.

The respondents were comprised of 1,000 males and females, aged 15-60 years old, from all socio-economic classes in Metro Manila. The study was conducted from September to October 2010.

This year, Pacman continued to extend his influence not only to professional boxing but also to consumers. Same to Synergy's 2009 study, 47% of respondents believed that he is a credible endorser.

Following Pacman is Dra. Belo, whose credibility rose 7% this year.

"If you're in a controversy, it pays to be the aggrieved party. Such is the case with Vicki Belo and Kris Aquino. Much as a celebrity figured in a controversy, it seems that credibility to endorse may in fact be a good boost if he or she is considered the underdog. This is a very Filipino trait that we observe in our country," said Germaine Reyes, managing director of Synergy.

Kris made it to the top 10, with 15% of respondents believing the host as an endorser.

Telenovelas have proven to be a strong factor for building a credible endorser as Angel Locsin, Gretchen Barretto, Angel Aquino, Derek Ramsay, and Cristine Reyes captured people's attention this year.

However, the study also shows that not all celebrities can effectively sell all products and services.

In personal care products and services, for instance, only 31% of respondents believed that celebrities, socialites, or models make effective endorsers.

Common people who have experienced using the product hold more credibility to endorse the brand compared to celebrities, with 44% of respondents accounting to this.

Ultimately, products or services that are "recommended by professionals" and "clinically-proven or dermatologically-tested" prove most effective in endorsing personal care products and services.

"In the case of personal care, other credible tests, personalities, or professionals, or fora can have more convincing power. It is thus necessary to understand how well suited it is to use celebrity endorsers in the context of the given product category, the category development and how established the brand is in that category," Germaine concluded.


GMA Network Unlikely to Hit P3B Income Target

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GMA Network Inc. is unlikely to meet its P3 billion net income target this year due to lower earnings in the third quarter and higher expenses.

"We’re not revising our target but we will not able to achieve it," Felipe L. Gozon GMA Chairman and CEO, said yesterday.

Gozon said although revenue would reach P12 billion for the whole year, a 26 percent drop in third quarter earnings would drag down income.

GMA’s third quarter income stood at P583 million, against last year’s P788 million, due to lower airtime revenues and absence of political ads.

He said earnings from radio and international channels have been growing but those of GMA 7 which account for 80 percent have suffered a decline.

Higher expenses came mostly in the form of the $4 million spending for the acquisition of Viz Ardome software from Vizrt/Ardendo, hardware from Hewlett Packard (HP), and other facilities and broadcast peripherals.

The upgrade would allow the network to migrate to a tape-less, file-based workflow for greater efficiency and environmental friendliness.

Source: Malaya


"Showtime Season 2 Grand Finals" on Saturday, December 18

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The whole country will stand still once again when the nation’s most entertaining performers fight it out this Saturday, December 18, in the much-anticipated “Showtime Season 2 Grand Finals” on ABS-CBN.

Once again, viewers will be treated to world-class performances this time from monthly finalists “Big Trio,” “Kidz@Trix,” “89.9 Hoodz,” “Mama’s Boys,” “Lal-lo’s Blacklight Performers,” “Speed Movers Crew,” “Xtreme 24/7,” “Laoag City Gymnastics Group,” and “Zero Gravity,” the winner of this week’s Wild Card round.

Hosts Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Kuya Kim Atienza, Jugs Jugueta, and Teddy Corpuz and resident judge Vice Ganda share the excitement of the madlang people as the day of reckoning for the groups approaches.

Magagaling ang lahat ng grupo kaya siguradong mainit ang magiging labanan,” said Navarro.

Vice Ganda, meanwhile, has a reminder for the grand finalists.

Hinahamon natin ang mga grupo na pakitaan kaming mga hurado at ang madlang people ng bago. Ito na ang pagkakataon nilang magpasikat kaya ibigay na nila ang lahat,” he said.

Viewers are also looking forward to the return of Season 2’s guest judges including Ryan Bang, Jhong Hilario, Kaye Abad, and Karylle to help Vice Ganda with the grueling task of scoring the performances.

Early this year, dance group “XB Gensan” gave a rousing number that drove the audience to applause and tears on the way to winning the show’s P1-million prize.

Meanwhile, “Showtime” will also put a twist to Filipinos’ Christmas celebration with Christmas-themed episodes from Monday (Dec 20) to Saturday (Dec 25) featuring some of the biggest stars in the country.


Meet the Cast of 'Rosario'

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Meet the cast of Cinemabuhay & Studio 5's entry to the the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival titled "Rosario".

Jennylyn Mercado as Rosario


Dennis Trillo as Alberto


Isabel Oli as Carmen


Sid Lucero as Carding


Yul Servo as Vicente

Also in the cast are Philip Salvador as Don Enrique, Eula Valdez as Doña Adela with the special participation of the Comedy King–Dolphy–as the elder Jesus.

Directed by Albert Martinez, the movie revolves around the story of Rosario (Jennylyn Mercado), a paragon of beauty and grace, intelligent, sophisticated, a liberal thinker, a young and liberated Filipina in the 1920s who has just arrived from New York, and is spending her vacation in their hacienda.

The daughter of Don Enrique (Phillip Salvador) and Doña Adela (Eula Valdez), Rosario was a passionate woman who lives according to her heart’s desires. She was a woman ahead of her time.

There, she meets and falls in love with Vicente (Yul Servo), an older man who manages the tobacco plantation owned by Rosario's family. When Rosario's father finds out about his daughter's scandalous affair, he sends Rosario to a convent.

She escapes, and elopes with Vicente to Manila where they raise a family. But Rosario's life of married bliss slowly crumbles when Vicente becomes ill with tuberculosis, and she is lured to committing adultery. Temptation and scandal still hound Rosario as she continues to defy the moral restrictions of her time.

Based on a true story and set in one of the most colorful periods in Philippine history, ROSARIO is destined to be a modern masterpiece in Philippine filmmaking. It is a monumental yet intimate portrait of a woman's emancipation and the sometimes painful consequences of following one's desires.

Watch out for “Rosario,” a story about love betrayal, guilt and redemption, and about what it means to be ahead of one’s time

Produced jointly by TV5 and Cinemabuhay, the movie opens in theaters on Christmas Day, December 25, 2010.


Bread, Love and Dreams (King of Baking) Soon on GMA-7

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"Bread, Love and Dreams" (King of Baking - International English title), is a top-rating Korean Justify Fulldrama series produced by KBS2.

Plot:

"Bread, Love and Dreams" covers the life of Kim Tak-Goo as he becomes one of the most successful bakers in all of Korea ....

The president of Geo-Seung baking company Koo Il-Joong (Jeon Kwang-Leol) loved Kim Mi-Soon (Jeon Mi-Seon), but Koo Il-Joong's mother was against their relationship. Because of this, and as a marriage of convenience, Koo Il-Joong instead married Seo In-Suk (Jeon In-Hwa). They had two daughters, Ja-Kyung and Ja-Rim, but no sons. Sometime later, Il-Joong has an extra-marital affair with his true love Mi-Soon and they conceive a son, who will later be named Tak-Goo.

Meanwhile, In-Suk is afraid that Tak-Goo may one day become the heir to the Geo-Seung baking company, In-Suk then seduces the company's Chief Secretary Han Seung-Jae (Jeong Seong-Mo) and they conceive a son who will later be named Ma-Joon (Joo Won). Years later, on a raining evening, Koo Il-Joon's mother overhears a conversation between Han Seung-Jae and Seo In-Suk. She collapses and dies. During this time Seo In-Suk loses her bracelet and her son Ma-Joon is there to retrieve it. Ma-Joon now knows who his real father is.

Meanwhile to protect Kim Mi-Soon and Tak-Goo, Koo Il-Joong orders a man named Jin-Goo (Park Seong-Woong) to kidnap them. Seo In-Suk and Han Seung-Jae attempts to kill Tak-Goo, but he is fortunate enough to escape. While Tak-Goo walks the street he meets his future mentor Pal-Bong (Jang Hang-Seon) , who runs Pal-Bong Bakery Shop.

Tak-Goo first met Yu-Kyung (Eugene) when they were children. She lived through a difficult childhood, with an abusive father and having little money. Yu-Kyung learned to smile for the first time when they met, but when Tak-Goo goes to Koo Il-Joong's house as the first son they separate. 12 years later they meet again and their love is rekindled. Nevertheless, Yu-Kyung now believes that love is nothing when compared to money and power and because of this she leaves Tak-Goo to marry Ma-Joon.

Cast:

Yoon Si Yoon, Jang Hang-seon, Jo Jung Eun, Jeon In-Hwa, Joo Won, Jeon Kwang-Leol, Jeong Seong-Mo, Park Seong-Woong

Trailer:




"ASAP That's Christmas 2010" This Sunday

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The most exciting event this holiday season comes your way this Sunday as ASAPXV proudly brings you the annual “ASAP That’s Christmas”!

It’s that time of the year when the country’s biggest and brightest stars shine together and battle it out to make history once more.

We’re all really excited and nervous kasi everything na makikita ninyo rito— the concepts, the music, the choreography and the props really came from all of us, our very own ideas!” says Billy Crawford who belongs to the first group.

Nagbi-brainstorm, nagmi-meeting at talagang nagri-rehearse kami para maipakita yung best namin” quips Bea Alonzo who comes from Group3.

Ang saya kasi more than the competition bonding time din naming ito bilang isang Asap family” adds Christian Bautista who joins Group 2 this year.

Catch your favorite Asap kapamilya as they unite in the spirit of the season to showcase their best performances ever. The much awaited Christmas face off happens this Sunday.

Plus be a part of this mega celebration by deciding who will be this year’s ultimate champion.


MERRY CHRISTMAS KAPAMILYA!


It’s the merriest celebration full of Christmas delights, surprises and gifts galore.

Get a dose of non-stop heavenly treats from the ASAP vocal powerhouse – The Champions, ASAP Music Icons, The Sessionistas, Sarah Geronimo, Arnel Pineda, Yeng Constantino and Gary Valenciano.

Music, magic and madness fill the air from the country’s premiere band vocalists, chorale ensemble and orchestra in one grandiose spectacle.

Plus Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual gives the perfect Christmas gift for everyone with his newest Decades album.

Witness a parade of stars and special performances from the official entries of Metro Manila Film Festival.

Lead stars of RPG METANOIA, SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLE 12, ANG TANGING INA, LAST NA TO! FATHER JEJEMON and DALAW brighten up the ASAP centerstage.

You’re all in for a sneek peek with movie and television royalties.Ms. Aiai delas Alas, Eugene Domingo, Andi Eigenmann, Zaijian Jaranilla, Diether Ocampo and Ms. Kris Aquino and many more.


ASAP’S OPENING SALVO FOR 2011


Philippine’s television’s ultimate Sunday party turns 16 this 2011.

Experience a whole new ASAP Live on January 2, 2011 with the ASAP All Stars like you’ve never seen before.

Catch the undisputed Sunday musical variety show every Sunday after Your Song.


TV5 Weekend Shows Air Holiday Specials to Thank Viewers

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As TV5 managed to lead in the weekend primetime race this 2010, the Happy Network gives back to its loyal Kapatids by bringing the best of what its top-rating weekend shows could offer before the year ends.

Talentadong Pinoy wraps up a successful year with a Christmas special on December 19, Sunday, 7:30pm. Celebrities and Talentado ‘Hall of Famers’ are set to put up a great show fit for the occasion. Feast your eyes on the heart-stopping and jaw-dropping performances of Zion Show & Jon Avila, Leah Patricio & Pretty Trizsa, Beatbox Gor & Empoy Marquez, Makata Tawanan & Regine Tolentino, Wanlu & Brod Pete, and Joseph the Artist & Rufami as they double the fun and excitement on the show. The New Born Divas and Joshua the Yoyo Tricker (with the Cr8 dancers) are also gracing the Christmas special.




To hype up the upcoming year, the Anak TV’s Top TV Program Household Favorite is also brewing a grand 2011 welcome bash on January 1, Saturday, with the newest Kapatid star Jasmine Curtis prepping up its first-ever dance number on TV.

Meanwhile, Comedy King Dolphy’s top-rating values-oriented show Pidol’s Wonderland throws a special two-part episode on two Sundays, December 19 and 26, 5:30pm. Based on the Bible’s classic tale of sibling rivalry, “Si Josie at ang Mahiwagang Balabal,” tells the story of Josie played by Jewel Mische. Being their parents’ (Mr. Buboy Garovillo and Ms. Gloria Diaz) favorite, her brother (Tom Rodriguez) and sisters (Sunshine Garcia and Jade Lopez) would do everything to make life hard for Josie.

Making this two-part episode more special is the appearance of industry veterans like Mr. Ronaldo Valdez, Ms. Boots Anson-Roa, Ms. Delia Razon and Ms. Susan Roces, with other surprise guests.

Catch these exciting episodes right for the holidays only on TV5. Happy Christmas, Kapatid!


Kris Aquino Plans to Run for Governor in Tarlac in 2016

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Kris Aquino, the controversial youngest sister of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, is joining politics after the term of her brother expires in 2016.

The Queen of All Media pronounced her plan to run for Governor of her home province, Tarlac, before thousands of her town mates Tuesday.

I feel naman na bilang isang Aquino, whatever political career I hope to have in the future, it has to start in Tarlac,” she said.

Kris, along with her “Dalaw” leading man Diether Ocampo and Pokwang, led the gift giving activity in depressed areas in the province. From Tarlac, they went to 8 barangays in Pasig also to distribute gifts.

She clarified that she is only running in 2016 after Noynoy’s term of office.

Kris said she initially hinted to her ABS-CBN bosses about her political plans in 2013, but was reminded that her contract obligations with the network will expire in 2015.

She said she wants to follow in the footsteps of Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos.

She said: “Hindi ko nakakalimutan ‘yong sinabi ng mom ko na if there is anybody in showbiz na I should be emulating its Ate Vi ‘yon. Kasi pagkatapos ng napakagandang karera niya sa industriya natin, nakapagbigay naman siya ng magandang serbisyo. Una sa Lipa (as Mayor) and then after sa Batangas.

Source: Marie Lozano, ABS-CBN News


Toni Gonzaga - Paul Soriano Break-up, Not True!

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Actress Toni Gonzaga belied reports saying that she and real-life boyfriend, director Paul Soriano, already called it quits.

In an interview with "Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN)", Gonzaga said there's no truth to the said reports.

"That's not true. Busy itong si Direk. Marami siyang ginagawang mga advertising something. We see to it na we get to see each other naman.

"Actually with God's grace naman, hindi pa naman kami dumarating sa point na no more na, ayaw na. Always go, gusto pa," Toni said.

Meanwhile, Gonzaga's best friend and SNN co-host Bianca Gonzales admitted that she has heard the said news about the said "breakup" but has no idea where it came from.

"Narinig ko na din 'yan, Tito Boy (Abunda). Hindi ko alam kung saan galing ang balitang 'yan and only Toni and Direk Paul can answer that," Bianca said.


Korean Heartthrob Lee Min Ho and Son Ye Jin Lip-locked in Public

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Korean heartthrob Lee Min Ho or more popularly known as Gu Ju Pyo of “Boys Over Flowers” was recently seen passionately locking lips with actress Son Ye Jin as part of their hit romantic series “Perfect Match,” which currently airs on ABS-CBN.

The much-awaited revelation will finally happen this Thurdsay, December 16, as Gino finally admits his true feelings and true gender to Julienne.




How will Julienne react? Can she still accept Gino despite his deception? Don’t miss “Perfect Match” weeknights after “Martha Cecilia’s Kristine” on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.


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