Miss World 2011 to be Aired via Satellite on GMA-7

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Miss World 2011 to be Aired via Satellite on GMA-7



On Monday, November 7, GMA-7 airs the 2011 Miss World Pageant, which takes place at the Earls Court Exhibition Center, London, England.

Filipinos all over the world are excited to watch the country’s representative, Gwendoline Ruais, who was crowned as the first ever Miss World Philippines last September.

Gwen has been receiving praises and attracting attention for her outstanding performance in the international pageant. She has been short listed for the Fast Track or pre-pageant events –swimsuit, modeling and presentation of charities and causes.

If she manages to win any of the Fast Track events, Gwen will automatically qualify for the final round of the competition.

Support Gwen and join the prayers of the whole nation for her success! Watch the 2011 Miss World Pageant via satellite this Monday, 10 a.m., only on GMA-7.

Julia Montes Swears Not to Cry Over Love Again

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Julia Montes Swears Not to Cry Over Love Again




Growing Up love teams 'EllRick' (Ella and Patrick) and 'JaMmy' (Jason and Tammy) continue to struggle with their love problems this Sunday, November 6.

Can Tammy (Julia Montes) start to move on and finally refuse to shed a tear for Jason (Diego Loyzaga)? How will Patrick (Daniel Padilla) win back Ella's (Kathryn Bernardo) trust? Can Tikoy (Neil Coleta) bear listening to Cassie's (Yen Santos) worries over her relationship with Jason? When will Winston (EJ Jallorina) reveal his "true" self to Britney (Kiray Celis)?

Witness the ups and downs of falling in love this Sunday afternoon in Growing Up after ASAP Rocks on ABS-CBN.

‘ASAP Rocks’ Celebrates Christmas this Sunday

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‘ASAP Rocks’ Celebrates Christmas this Sunday




Expect for a three-hour explosion of ‘All-Star’ concert performances this Sunday, November 6.

“ASAP Rocks” mainstays topbilled by Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, ZsaZsa Padilla, Sarah Geronimo, Billy Crawford, ASAP Sessionistas, ASAP Pinoy Champs and ASAP Supahdance All-Stars deliver concert performances.

Join Connie Reyes, Xyriel Manabat, Jodi Sta. Maria and the all-star cast of “100 Days to Heaven” in a grand farewell treat to the viewers who kept their Primetime Bida teleserye number one in the TV ratings game.

If Madam Anna bids goodbye, “Angelito” meanwhile says hello to ASAP Kapamilyas as the cast of ABS-CBN newest teleserye, topbilled by JM de Guzman, graces the “ASAP Rocks” concert stage.

Get ready for a string of world-class musical performances from the collaboration of Gary and Zsa-Zsa with 80’s music legends Chad Borja and Ella Mae Saison; concert treat of Martin; worldwide trending SOS number of Sarah; and the grand salute to the newest member of the ‘Kapamilya Circle of Winners’ of the Pilipinas Got Talent 3 grand winner ‘Maasinhon Trio.’

All-star celebrations, meanwhile, are in store for Anne Curtis, Angeline Quinto, Christian Bautista, and a one-of-a-kind bridal shower party for Juris.

Watch out for the surprise numbers of while Billy, Toni Gonzaga, and Cristine Reyes; Bugoy Drilon and Liezel Garcia; and the Christmas serenade of “ASAP Rocks” newest boyband, ‘Boys are Boys.’

Dance your heart out with Supahdance sensations Kim Chiu, Empress, Jessy Mendiola, Gab Valenciano, John Prats, Vincent Bueno, Iya Villania, Nikki Gil, Jake Cuenca, Maja Salvador, and Rafael Rossel.

Also, get the chance to win front row tickets to “Breaking Dawn” premier via ASAP Box Office.

Don’t dare miss the “All Star” episode of “ASAP Rocks” this Sunday, 12:15 high noon, on ABS-CBN. For updates, photos and to hang out live with the stars at ASAP Chill-Out, simply visit http://asap.abs-cbn.com/, follow @ASAPOFFICIAL on Twitter, or ‘like’ http://facebook.com/asapofficial.

‘Be Happy! Be Budoy!’ Trends Worldwide on Twitter

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‘Be Happy! Be Budoy!’ Trends Worldwide on Twitter


Once again, ABS-CBN’s biggest family drama, “Budoy,” was the talk of the town on Twitter as positive feedback flooded on the said popular microblogging site.

In its Wednesday, November 3, episode, the ‘Be Happy! Be Budoy!’ chant of Gerald Anderson’s character was a hit, putting the line on the list of worldwide trending topics.

Numerous ‘Tweetizens’ shared their views about the striking episode: “@Str8EdgeCreator: Budoy is one of the finest characters in history;” “@euju: @ericjohnsalut My FB friends posted ‘Be Happy! Be Budoy’ on their wall;” and “@HoneyGail: #budoy is going to be nominated or even win an international award for being an exceptional actor.”

Meanwhile, as the story progresses, witness how will Dr. Grace (Mylene Dizon) hinder Dr. Anton’s (Tirso Cruz III) search for his real son? How long will Elena (Janice de Belen) manage to hide the truth about Budoy?

Sharing the small screen with Gerald are promising young stars Jessy Mendiola and Enrique Gil; legendary luminaries of Philippine movie industry Dante Rivero, Gloria Sevilla, and Barbara Perez; and seasoned actors Zsa-Zsa Padilla and Christian Vasquez.

Under the direction of Ruel S. Bayani and Tots Sanchez-Mariscal, don’t miss “Budoy,” weeknights on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.budoy.tv, follow @budoy_tv on Twitter, and ‘like’ www.facebook.com/budoy.tv.

GMA-7 Spreads Holiday Cheer with ‘Suwerteng-Suwerte sa Siyete: Win Mo Pamasko!’

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GMA-7 Spreads Holiday Cheer with ‘Suwerteng-Suwerte sa Siyete: Win Mo Pamasko!’


GMA-7 gets into the holiday spirit and presents its loyal viewers with an early Christmas treat via its latest interactive game show, Suwerteng-Suwerte sa Siyete: Win Mo Pamasko!

Beginning November 7, the show will feature different Kapuso celebrities, who will compete in fun and challenging games, to give viewers from all over a chance to win big cash prizes.

In order to join, participants must first write down their name, address, telephone number, and signature on a piece of paper, and submit it along with a proof of purchase in a legal size white envelope. For the complete list of sponsors, participants may refer to the Win Mo, Pamasko plugs airing over GMA and GMA News TV.

Then, at the back of the envelope write “Win Mo, Pamasko”, the name of the brand submitted in the entry, and area of residency. Entries may be dropped off at GMA Network Center, GMA Regional TV/radio stations, or selected Mercury Drugstore outlets nationwide.

Winners will be selected via draw and will be announced every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on GMA (before Kapuso Movie Festival and before Daldalita) and on GMA News TV (before Quickfire in the morning and in the afternoon).

For every game, four players will be chosen from each of the four areas (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, and NCR). They will be represented by Kapuso stars, who will team up in pairs and will go head-to-head in a series of different festive games.

Each home partner will automatically win 5,000 pesos plus an additional cash prize based on the winnings of the Kapuso celebrities. The total amount accumulated by each celebrity pair will then be divided between the home partners they each represent.

For further details, catch the Win Mo, Pamasko plugs or call the promo hotline at 925-7372 for Metro Manila or 1-800-925-7372 for outside Metro Manila callers, or visit www.gmanetwork.com/winmopamasko.




Hosted by game master and veteran comedian Joey de Leon, Suwerteng-Suwerte sa Siyete: Win Mo Pamasko! begins spreading holiday cheer on November 7 on GMA, simulcast over GMA News TV.

A Bite of the Kitchen Musical this Sunday at the Market! Market! Mall

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A Bite of the Kitchen Musical this Sunday at the Market! Market! Mall


Catch some of the cast of the Pan Asian musical TV series “The Kitchen Musical” live this Sunday.

Filipino fans definitely love the titillating blend of drama, popular music, sizzling dance sequences and mouthwatering recipes offered by the first ever pan-Asian television musical drama series “The Kitchen Musical” since its launch last October 2 and became the talk-of-the-town online via Twitter Philippines on the same day.

That is why The Group Entertainment, producers of this multi-million dollar franchise, brings first to the Filipino audience the chance to see Maddie, Daniel, and the rest of the cast of “The Kitchen Musical” this Sunday, November 6, at the Market Market activity center. Event gates open at 11 a.m. while the main program starts at 2pm. Entrance is free.

See Pinoy prides Karylle, Christian Bautista, Arthur Acuna, Thou Reyes, and Ikey Canoy in flesh in an afternoon of fun, good food, music and great prizes. Apart from seeing their favorite stars in person, the live audience will get the chance to test their cooking skills in a cook off and win kitchen appliances via an hourly raffle. They will also get the exclusive sneak peak of some behind-the-scenes footage inside the kitchen of Avilon restaurant.

An original production by The Group Entertainment, The Kitchen Musical is served in 13 one-hour episodes revolving around the exciting world of culinary arts. It first premiered in the Philippines on Studio 23 and it has created a buzz online with thousands of netizens liking the music videos on YouTube.

“The Kitchen Musical” is a story about a rich, young girl fresh out of culinary school in Paris who embarks on a journey of self-discovery when she starts working for the Avilon, her father’s restaurant. It provides entertainment that will satiate the audiences’ appetite for flavor-filled storylines spiced with complex characters while singing along to their favorite hit songs and enjoying delicious dishes presented in an exciting way.
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“The Kitchen Musical” airs every Saturday, 7:30 p.m. on Studio 23. For more information and updates on the series, log on to www.thekitchenmusical.com/facebook/ph or follow its official Twitter account at www.twitter.com/KitchenMusical.

The Kitchen Musical event is presented by Maggi Magic Sarap, Nestle All Purpose Cream, Nestle D’Lite Cream and co-sponsored by Anchor Butter, CarbTrim Iced Tea Mix, Ace Water Spa, Fiji Water, Scanpan and Zwiesel Asia Pacific. It is in partnership with Metro Magazine, Schnap Studio and Market! Market! Mall.

TV5′s ‘Sugod Mga Kapatid’ Goes to Davao this Sunday

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TV5′s ‘Sugod Mga Kapatid’ Goes to Davao this Sunday


Following its successful rollout in the Queen City of the South, TV5′s Sugod Mga Kapatid campaign brings some of the network’s up-and-coming talents to Davao for a whole day of activities this Sunday, November 6.

TV5 packs the whole Sunday with motorcade and palengke tour with Kumare Klub’s Roda Magnaye and Gellicious’s Pretty Trizshia in the morning.

Exciting booths from upcoming shows Regal Shocker and Glamorosa await Davaoeños starting at 10am at SM Davao. Meanwhile, watch the performances of some familiar faces from top-rating Kapatid shows at the activity center of SM Davao-the cast of Bagets, Davao’s home-grown artist and Talentadong Pinoy champion Beatbox Gor, plus the young stars of Talent5 and cast of the upcoming series P.S. I Love You.

Before the Kapatid caravan kicks off, stay tuned this Saturday, November 5, as TV5 launches its new Sabado Panalo block with the back-to-back-to-back pilot airing of “The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto,” “Regal Shocker,” and “Real Confessions.” Also be in the know about the local daily news on AKSYON Alert Davao every 11am on TV5 Davao Channel 2.

Mag-uban tang tanan sa kasadya! Watch out for the entertainment-filled invasion this Sunday brought to you by the fastest-growing network in the country, TV5.

Pepito Prepares for their Baby’s Christening on ‘Pepito Manaloto’ this Sunday

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Pepito Prepares for their Baby’s Christening on ‘Pepito Manaloto’ this Sunday


When Elsa (Manilyn Reynes) experienced ‘Post-Partum Depression’ last week, Pepito Manaloto exerted his best efforts to make her feel that she is the most beautiful and most important girl in his life.

This Sunday, Pepito and Elsa will be very busy in preparing for the baptism of their newly born baby, Clarissa. The couple will start the preparation by listing numerous godparents who will serve as second parents and who will also take part in guiding the baby while growing up.

As the event draws nearer, they will trim down the list of the Clarissa’s godparents. Because of the demanding preparations for the baby’s christening, they’ll forget to include their good friend Maricar (Carmina Villarroel) as one of the godparents.

How will Carmina feel about this? Will it affect the friendship between the couple and Maricar?

This week’s guests Ara Mina, Diana Zubiri, John Regala, Mitch Valdez and Odette Khan will also be part of the Christening of Pepito’s baby.

Catch the funny happenings and valuable lessons on CMMA’s Best Comedy Show Pepito Manaloto this Sunday, after 24 Oras Weekend on GMA.

‘Toda Max’ Pilots Saturday on ABS-CBN

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‘Toda Max’ Pilots Saturday on ABS-CBN


Filipino families have the reason to stay at home this Saturday, as the Kapamilya Comedy returns with its newest hilarious masterpiece “Toda Max.”

Starring the Philippines’ hailed “Idol” Robin Padilla, Prince of Comedy Vhong Navarro and Pokwang, “Toda Max” will not only make every Filipino family laugh with its extremely funny scenes, but also will also inspire everyone with the moral values it offers. “Our exciting laugh trip is all set. So, I’m inviting everyone to catch the comeback of family-oriented sitcom on TV. You’ll really learn a lot from it,” Robin said.

Catch “Toda Max” beginning November 5, Saturday, after “Maalaala Mo Kaya” on ABS-CBN.

Ruffa Gutierrez Shares Shaina Magdayao’s Controversial SMS on TV5’s Paparazzi this Sunday

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Ruffa Gutierrez Shares Shaina Magdayao’s Controversial SMS on TV5’s Paparazzi this Sunday


Ruffa Gutierrez will finally disclose the text messages from Shaina Magdayao in an explosive interview with co-host DJ Mo Twister in this Sunday’s episode of Paparazzi on TV5.

In an earlier interview, Shaina denied that she sent “hostile” messages to the Paparazzi host. Ruffa, who was involved with John Lloyd Cruz (now going steady with Shaina) will tell all in this exclusive interview. Stay tuned on Paparazzi this Sunday, November 6, at 1:30 p.m.

Praybeyt Benjamin Grosses P200-M on its First 8 Days of Showing

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Praybeyt Benjamin Grosses P200-M on its First 8 Days of Showing


Praybeyt Benjamin, the latest joint movie project of Star Cinema and Viva Films featuring Vice Ganda in the title role is now the highest grossing Pinoy film of all time!

According to Star Cinema, the movie already raked P200-million in ticket sales from October 26 to November 2, 2011.

Given that huge gross earnings in just 8 days, the movie is expected to surpass the earnings received by another Star Cinema-Viva Films movie "No Other Woman" which grosses P220-million on its 3 weeks in theaters.

Congratulations!

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Just for Laughs Gags Invades Philippine TV!

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Just for Laughs Gags Invades Philippine TV!


After the worldwide laughter that “Just for Laughs Gags” has given audiences from various parts of the world, the hilarious show will invade Philippine TV this November 5, 2011 via GMA 7.

“Just for Laughs Gags” is a combination of clever and silly pranks threw on unsuspecting subjects while the hidden cameras capture the subjects’ unguarded and wacky responses.

The gags prepared by the show will be a surefire hit every Saturday night as it brings unmatched amusement to every viewer worldwide.

Watch out for the much awaited invasion of “Just for Laughs Gags” starting this Saturday, 11:30 PM, after Inside Protege on GMA 7.

Lito Lapid Cancer Rumor Belied

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Lito Lapid Cancer Rumor Belied


Senator Lito Lapid refutes reports he has a cancer.

"Nagulat nga ako kasi ang nakarating sa aking balita noong nasa Amerika ako ay may cancer na raw ako. Siyempre, natawa na lang ako kasi wala naman akong gano'ng sakit." Lapid confirms.

How did his family handles the nasty rumor?

"Sinabi ko naman sa kanila na wala silang dapat na ipagbahala dahil okey ako. I'm healthy and there's nothing wrong with me." he said.

According to the Senator, the news all came-out when he went to the US for a medical check-up.

"Nagpatingin lang ako sa isang doctor doon. Nagkaroon ako ng pilay pala sa kaliwang balikat ko. Matagal ko nang nararamdaman iyon, pero binabalewala ko lang dahil sunud-sunod nga ang naging trabaho natin.

"A few months ago ko lang pinatingin na sa doctor noong pumunta ako sa Amerika. Ang findings nila ay masyadong may mga naipit akong mga ugat sa lugar na iyon dala nga raw ng sobrang stress sa trabaho at effects sa mga ginawa kong stunts sa mga pelikula noon.

"So, pina-therapy ko lang doon sa Amerika. Hindi ako na-confine sa anumang ospital or dumaan sa anumang operasyon. Hilot lang ang ginawa sa akin. "Malakas pa raw ako at kaya ko pa raw mag-Leon Guerrero!"

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Popular Business Column "Cocktales" Lands as Newest Talk Show on Aksyon TV Channel 41

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Popular Business Column "Cocktales" Lands as Newest Talk Show on Aksyon TV Channel 41

Cita Revilla, Vic Agustin and Sari Yap

The Philippines’ most fearless and controversial business column Cocktales has found a new home, this time on TV, via Aksyon TV Channel 41. Hosted by no less than Cocktales columnist Vic Agustin with Mega Publishing Group President/CEO and fashion maven Sari Yap and social darling Cita Revilla, the newest 30-minute talk show in town will bring the latest in business, fashion and high society beginning on Sunday, November 6, 8:45pm on Aksyon TV Channel 41.

Watch out as the show features prolific personalities from the world of business, politics and high society each week. On the first serving of weekly dose of Cocktales, the hosts ask Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero on the real score with his marriage to Tintin following their reported split.

Cocktales also talks about another alleged “fashion scam” involving renown bridal designer Puey Quiñones. Earlier this year, social networking have been abuzz after TV host Kat de Castro tweeted a photo of a double-labeled suit which the designer sold at P30,000 from its original department store price of P3,300.

Also get to know Timmy Tan, a second generation member of the prominent and rich Tan family. At age 37, the youngest son of business tycoon Lucio Tan, has already made a name for himself and taken the global business stage with his successful business ventures abroad.

Join Vic, Sari and Cita for a round of Cocktales every Sunday, 8:45pm on Aksyon TV (Channel 41 in Mega Manila, Channel 29 in Metro Cebu and Davao, Channel 1 on Cignal Digital TV and Channel 59 on Sky Cable).

Gwendolyn Ruais Makes It to Miss World 2011 Top Model and Beach Beauty Shortlists

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Gwendolyn Ruais Makes It to Miss World 2011 Top Model and Beach Beauty Shortlists


Miss Philippines Gwendolyn Ruais is making her presence felt in Miss World 2011 by making it to the shortlist of the pageant’s Beach Beauty and Top Model fast-track events.

Our very own Gwendolyn Ruais is actually one of the favorites to win the Beach Beauty fast-track event in Miss World 2011.

From 113 contestants, the 32 semi-finalists vying for the Beach Beauty title are Argentina, Aruba, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, France, England, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Belarus, Israel, Kazakhstan, Martinique, Mauritius, Moldova, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Northern Ireland, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, St Barthelemy, Sweden, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, US Virginia Islands, Venezuela, Wales, and Zimbabwe.

Aside from the Beach Beauty Fast Track, Gwendolyn also made it to the semifinals of the Top Model fast track event. Other contestants who made it to the shortlist (Top 20) of this competition were misses Albania, Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Bolivia, China PR, England, France, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Martinique, Sweden, Ukraine, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

Miss World 2011 Top Model Fast Track was held at Marriott Country Hall, London on October 29, 2011 along with Beach Beauty Fast Track.

The winner of Beach Beauty and Top Model will automatically get a slot in the semi-finals of Miss World 2011 this November 6.

Photo Credit: Miss World 2011

Kim Chiu Dishes Out Success Story in ‘Us Girls’

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Kim Chiu Dishes Out Success Story in ‘Us Girls’


Primetime princess and former housemate Kim Chiu shares her story of fame and fortune tonight, November 3, in “Us Girls” after winning “Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition” five years ago.

Loads of fun await you as the country’s premier lifestyle magazine show takes you to spots that are sure to bring unlimited bonding moments with your barkada.

Iya Villania, Angel Aquino, and guest co-host Megan Young will take you to theme parks that offer ride-all-you-can packages and restaurants that serve unlimited coffee, unlimited cake, unlimited desserts and many more.

All these and more from the 33rd Catholic Mass Media Awards’ Best Entertainment Program tonight after the “The X Factor” on Studio 23.

Watch it anytime on www.studio23.tv.

Richard Gutierrez Unravels Typhoons in "Anatomy of a Disaster: Alerto sa Bagyo" this Sunday

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Richard Gutierrez Unravels Typhoons in "Anatomy of a Disaster: Alerto sa Bagyo" this Sunday


Before hosting another season of Survivor Philippines Celebrity Edition, Greenpeace advocate Richard Gutierrez once again brings environmental awareness to viewers via GMA-7's Anatomy of a Disaster.

On Sunday, November 6, the Kapuso environmental docu-series tackles the different causes and ensuing calamities brought about by typhoons.

Titled "Alerto Sa Bagyo", the episode will share valuable information and practical solutions in times of typhoons and floods straight from the experts themselves.

Richard will also present examples by showing footages of some of the strongest and most destructive typhoons in our planet's history.

Witness Richard unravel the powerful force of typhoons in Anatomy of a Disaster: Alerto sa Bagyo this Sunday after Protégé on GMA Sunday Night Box Office (SNBO).

TV5’s New ‘Sabado Panalo’ Gives Back-to-Back-to-Back Weekend Treat

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It’s an entertainment treat for the whole family this Saturday as TV5 launches its new Sabado Panalo block with the back-to-back-to-back pilot airing of “The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto,” “Regal Shocker,” and “Real Confessions.”

“The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto” is a fresh and innovative comedy series featuring Bossing Vic Sotto with the wacky duo of Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola. A reality-comedy program that is a “show within a show,” it follows the ventures of Direk Vic as he puts up a TV program for two has-been comedians turned ‘frenemies’ who constantly try to outshine each other. Mr. Pinoy Explorer himself, Aga Muhlach, will grace the show as himself on its pilot episode this Saturday.

Following “The Jose and Wally Show Starring Vic Sotto” is the premiere of “Regal Shocker,” which is bound to scare a new generation of televiewers the way it did in the ‘80s. Its pilot offering presents Gabby Concepcion and Nina Jose in the hair-raising episode titled “Elevator.”




From “Star Confessions” to “Real Confessions,” ordinary Filipinos now get to share their extraordinary life stories. As its first salvo, “Real Confessions” shares a moving love story that knows no boundaries, with Gelli De Belen and Wendell Ramos playing the role of a star-crossed couple who, though separated by death, continue to signify the depth of true love.

This new ‘Sabado Panalo’ lineup will make Saturday primetime viewing more engaging and exciting starting this November 5 right after Wil Time Bigtime on TV5.

Manny Pacquiao, The Godfather of Who?

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Manny Pacquiao, The Godfather of Who?



Pinoy pound-for-pound world boxing champ and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao covers the latest issue of international weekly magazine Newsweek, released in the Philippines and in Latin American countries.

Titled as “Pacquiao: The Godfather", this issue features a story of Pacquiao, who is described as the Filipino boxing champ and lawmaker as the “pound-for-pound greatest fighter on earth" and “an almost religious figure, whose following is ecstatically cult-like."

The story, written by Lawrence Osborne, also discussed how Pacquiao rose to popularity and how the international boxing champ spends his time outside the ring.

Osborne recently traveled to Manila and General Santos City to see, for himself, how Pacquiao runs his day. He first met the boxer at the airport, and they shook hands.

Osborne must have thought it was his chance, but in the wink of an eye, Pacquiao, mobbed and surrounded by bodyguards, was gone, in a trail of SUVs.

If I had amputated my hand, which had just shaken Pacquiao’s, I could probably have sold it to souvenir hunters,” Osborne wrote.

He quoted one of Pacquiao’s aides, who said, “It’s like trying to get lunch with Jesus Christ.

Osborne knew how big Pacquiao, the fighting congressman, is, and how he had amazingly crossed the boundaries of sports.

To call Manny Pacquiao a boxer is one of those descriptions that don’t quite fly, like calling Mahatma Gandhi a Hindu lawyer,” he wrote.

Before he knew it, Osborne was watching Pacquiao play “Godfather” to the thousands lining up for his television game show “Manny, Many Prizes,” and around the pool tables of the Pan Pacific Hotel in Manila, and JMix in General Santos City.

In Manila he saw Pacquiao trying his luck against Filipino pool icon Efren “Bata” Reyes who just couldn’t miss a shot, and winning close to P2 million on a different night on the pool table.

In the boxer’s P35 million mansion in General Santos, Osborne found his moment, and heard what he wanted to hear from Pacquiao.

It’s like being the parent of the whole Filipino people. I fulfill all my promises, unlike most politicians in this country,” Pacuiao told Osborne.

Did you enjoy the hospital ceremony this morning? Sarangani, the place I grew up, doesn’t even have a hospital, not even one – 500,000 people and no hospital. So I built a hospital. Remember, I don’t need to enter politics. I have all the money I need. I could just be enjoying myself. But I have a duty to the people. I want to set the new example, to change the Philippines.”

Osborne also wrote about Pacquiao’s plans to run for governor in the next local elections in 2013, and then for senator in 2016.

Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig - Trailer

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Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig - Trailer


Here is the teaser trailer of ABS-CBN's upcoming kiddie-serye "Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig" starring the child wonders of this generation Zaijian Jaranilla, Xyriel Manabat, Mutya Orquia and Louise Abuel.

Joining them are Alfred Vargas, Dimples Romana, Paulo Avelino, Yen Santos, Bembol Roco and Mark Gil. Introducing Kapamilya upcoming child stars Izzy Canillo and Gerald Pesigan.





Ikaw Ay Pag-Ibig premieres this month replacing 100 Days to Heaven on Kapamilya primetime block.

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Marie Digby Set to Conquer Malls this November

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Marie Digby Set to Conquer Malls this November


Kapamilya international acoustic singer Marie Digby is scheduled to stage her mall tour to promote her latest album "Your Love" this month of November.

Marie is set to perform on the following dates and venues:

Robinsons Lipa - November 4
Robinsons MetroEast - November 5
Robinsons Sta. Rosa - November 12
Robinsons Galleria - November 13
Robinsons Starmills Pampanga - November 19
Robinsons Place Imus - November 20

"Your Love" album tracks include Marie's special collaborations with Kapamilya hit actor-singers Sam Milby and Jericho Rosales through duets "Your Love" and "I Do", respectively.

Also included in the album are original songs "Swoon" and "Loving You Is Easy", her version of the OPM hit "I Think I’m In Love", and her hit covers of "Say It Again" and "Umbrella".

Marie's album is now available in major record bars nationwide.

Ricky Pempengco, Charice Dad, Murdered

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Ricky Pempengco, Charice Dad, Murdered


Charice's estranged dad was stabbed to death last Monday night, October 31, and left by suspect lifeless in a canal near his residence in Barangay Laram, San Pedro, Laguna on Monday night.

According to police reports, the 39-year-old construction worker-dad of Charice was having a drinking session with his friends at around 9 p.m. when the suspect, identified as Angel Capili, Jr., approached Pempengco and stabbed to death from behind using a twelve-inch ice pick then immediately left the area.

Charice, who is in Jakarta for “David Foster and Friends Concert Tour” immediately flew back to Manila and expressed her feelings over her dad’s death on Twitter.

I loved him and I will still love him. He's still my Dad after all.

Meanwhile, Pempengco's sister who had an interview with ABS-CBN this morning expressed her grievances on Charice and her mom Racquel who left his brother many years ago due to domestic violence accusations. According to her, Charice and her mom might be happy now because of her brother’s death.

Masaya na siguro kayo, patay na ang kapatid ko?,” she said.

Charice, on her twitter account, showed her antipathy towards her aunt's statement by saying:

Gusto ko lang malaman nyo, na we had a really great relationship bago nangyari lahat ng gulo.

Para sa mga kapatid ng daddy ko, wala kayong karapatang sabihin o hulaan ang nararamdaman ko. Sino kayo para sabihing masaya ako sa pagkawala ng SARILI KONG AMA? Kapatid lang kayo at ako ay ANAK,

Kung natatandaan nyo, KAYO MISMO ANG NAGSABI SA AMIN NA IWASAN ANG DADDY KO. Sinabi nyo pa na wag gamitin ang apelyido nya. Hindi pinagbawal ni mommy na dalawin ang daddy namin pero HINDI NYO KAMI PINAYAGAN. Wala kayong respeto sa PAMILYA NYA para sabihin nyo yan ngayon! Imbis na ayusin nyo, sinisira nyo pa!,

Alam ko na nagalit ako sa kanya! Pero hindi ko sinabing itinatakwil ko sya! matagal akong naging tahimik sa mga eskandalong ginagawa nyo. Pero ngayon, di ko na kaya pati sa pagkamatay nya GANYAN PARIN KAYO. Hindi ako takot. Lalo na sa mga taong walang respeto,

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Pinoy Big Brother Reveals Slum-Inspired House and New Housemates

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The 13 official housemates of “Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited” were finally revealed on Saturday night, October 29, but the biggest shock was the new look of the Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) house.

Completely different from previous seasons, the housemates entered a PBB house reminiscent of slum settlements. According to Kuya, they will have to live like the 15 million Filipinos living in shanties and in very poor conditions.

There is Jaz Manabat, the Sensual Siren of QC, a mesmerizing model who has a boyfriend of five years, and Slater Young, the Hotshot Engineer of Cebu, a privileged civil engineer who works for his father and hopes to become mature inside the PBB house.

The Captain’s Daughter of QC, Tin Patrimonio, the home-schooled daughter of basketball superstar Alvin Patrimonio, has yet to learn how to mingle well with other people. There is the Bay Diskarte of Ormoc, Kigoy Abarico, who ran away from his family and lived most of his life on the streets, and the Sales Lakay of Pangasinan, Roy Gamboa, a direct seller who struggled to provide a comfortable for his family.

Joining them are Luz McMclinton, the Mom of Steel of Muntinlupa, the struggling but wacky Pamu Pamorada, the Kitikiti Kid of Batangas, fisherman Joseph, the Promdihirang Tisoy of Marinduque, and tattoo artist Divine Maitland-Smith, the Darling Dude of Cebu and Kuya’s first openly lesbian housemate.

The Stunning Sweetheart of Olongapo, Kim De Guzman, hopes to find and get to know his biological father, while the Hopeless Romantic of Gensan, Paco Evangelista, wants to start anew after living through his life’s hardest challenges.

Meanwhile, Seichang Ushimi, the Pinoy Anime of Japan and Kevin Fowler, the Dreamboy of California, both born and raised in other countries, would like to reconnect with their Filipino roots by joining the reality show.




Aside from the 13 official housemates, 30 “reserved” housemates also graced last night’s “PBB Unlimited: The Big Fiesta” in which a lucky Carlo Romero, a retail sales consultant from Chicago, was given the chance to enter the house when his number was drawn in a lottery.

Carlo will have to accomplish four tasks this week so he can stay in the house and be an official housemate.

Meanwhile, this season’s guaranteed unlimited experience set off last night when Paco, Slater, and Luz were asked to go inside the confession room and choose which basic necessity they would want to have an unlimited supply of, but with corresponding consequences: water, food, or clothes.

Don’t miss the exciting developments in “Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited” with Toni Gonzaga and Bianca Gonzales weeknights after “Nasaan Ka, Elisa?” and Robi Domingo in “PBB Unlimited Updates” during “Maria La Del Barrio” and “100 Days to Heaven” on ABS-CBN.

Continue watching “PBB Unlimited: The Audition Stories,” 4 p.m. on Kapamilya Gold and get to know more about the housemates by visiting pinoybigbrother.com. For the program’s updates, follow his Secretary on Twitter at @OfficialPBB4 or subscribe to www.facebook.com/OfficialPinoyBigBrother.

Praybeyt Benjamin Grosses P110-M on its First 4 Days

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Praybeyt Benjamin Grosses P110-M on its First 4 Days


Praybeyt Benjamin, Vice Ganda's latest action comedy movie produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films is now a certified surefire hit!

According to Star Cinema, the movie raked P110-million in ticket sales from October 26 to October 29, 2011.

In his interview, Vice Ganda personally thanked his fans and announced that more cinemas across the country were added to accommodate those who still wanted to watch the movie.

Maraming maraming salamat po sa lahat ng hindi nagpakabog sa pila ng Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin. Bonggang-bongga blockbuster hit. Patuloy pa rin ang mga taong pumipila kaya nagpapasalamat ako.” Vice announced, adding, Sa SM pa lang kanina, yung SM Cinemas nag-tweet na 100 cinemas na ang binuksan nila. SM pa lang iyon. Sa buong Pilipinas, 10,000 cinemas na po ang nakabukas ngayon. Maa-accomodate na kayong lahat.

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Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto Release Joint Statement Denying Separation Rumor

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Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto Release Statement Denying Separation Rumor


Every news has its two versions of the story. In the recent controversy surrounding their marriage, (estranged?) couple Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto decided to issue a joint statement refuting their rumored separation (read related news HERE), 1 day after the news has gone out of public.

Here is the full statement coming directly from Raymart and Claudine:

In recent days, there have been numerous negative rumors about our marriage and our relationship, all of which have caused us, our children, and our families undue stress, strain, and unnecessary tension.

"In order to dispel all these unfounded innuendos, we now publicly declare, in the simplest and clearest terms that:

"WE ARE STILL TOGETHER, we have not separated, we love each other, and we both value and cherish our marriage and relationship.

"Any issues that we may have are private, and do not detract from, nor diminish, the strength of our marriage. We ask that the public allow us to deal with our minor concerns without the glare and glee of media speculation that only hurt us and those we love.

"We are both deeply committed to our two (2) children, whom we love unconditionally. As concerned and devoted parents, we shall zealously protect their privacy, and their right to be untouched by malice and gossip. We plead with the public to respect their rights: they are innocent children unjustly harmed by the baseless gossip about us.

"We hope this JOINT STATEMENT settles and lays to rest all questions about us as a couple, and as individuals."

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Ram Revilla and Janelle Manahan Massacre Update: Task Force RamJen Created to Investigate Suspects

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Ram Revilla and Janelle Manahan Massacre Update: Task Force RamJen Created to Investigate Suspects




Task Force RamJen, a seven-man team task force to investigate the killing of actor Ram Bautista Revilla and wounding of his girlfriend Janelle Manahan was formed by Parañaque City police.




Named after Ram and Janelle, the team which will be headed by Chief Inspector Enrique Sy, will start their investigation with Rosalyn Almaher, Freddie Roman and Nelia Orosa who are house helpers of Ram, his production assistant, security guard Nino Tabada and Ram's siter Maria Ramona Bautista.

Security guard Nino Tabada was the guard on duty at the gate of the subdivision and very near Ram's home at the time of the incident. While Ram's sister, Maria Ramona Bautista was also in the house when the incident happened. The suspects allegedly took her with them and dropped her off in front of a mall.

Shamcey Supsup Covers METRO Magazine November 2011 Issue

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Shamcey Supsup Covers METRO Magazine November 2011 Issue


Shamcey Supsup, Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up, covers the November 2011 issue of Metro Magazine.

This issue features interesting articles like "Holiday Fashion Survival Guide," "230 Gift Ideas: Trends to Wear, Beauty Products to Try and Destinations to Visit," and "Best of What's New: What You Need to Know Now and a Look at What's Next".

Metro Magazine November 2011 issue is now available in all magazine stands and selected supermarkets and bookstores nationwide.

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Jason Mraz Concert in Manila Happens Tonight at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum

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Jason Mraz Concert in Manila Happens Tonight at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum


International singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is now in Manila for his much-anticipated one-night concert tonight, October 30, at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

Mraz will be joined by his longtime friend, percussionist Noel “Toca” Rivera, who just like Mraz is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their album "Live at Java Joe's".

TV5’s ‘Give Me 5 Kapatid’ Sets Off in the Middle East this November 3-5

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TV5’s ‘Give Me 5 Kapatid’ Sets Off in the Middle East this November 3-5


Kapatid stars Aga Muhlach, Ruffa Gutierrez and Shalala will grace “Give Me 5 Kapatid” in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Expect five big events all in one spectacular weekend as TV5’s international arm, Pilipinas Global Network Limited (PGN Ltd.) brings “Give Me 5 Kapatid” in the Middle East to officially announce the entry of its two global channels, Kapatid TV5 and Aksyon TV International, in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on November 3-5, 2011.

This three-day never-before-done weekend extravaganza is jam-packed with fun activities for fellow Kapatids in the Middle East, including the most exciting Pinoy Explorer Promo, the special Premiere of Sa Ngalan ng Ina, Grand Fan’s day and concert featuring Side A at the Abu Dhabi National Theater on November 4, and the much-awaited Talentadong Pinoy’s 3rd International Auditions at Boracay Club, Asiana Hotel in Dubai on November 5.

Also joining “Give Me 5 Kapatid” in the Middle East are some of TV5’s popular stars such as Aga Muhlach, Ruffa Gutierrez and Shalala.

Give Me 5 Kapatid” is TV5’s way of extending gratitude to the warm acceptance of the Filipino community to its two global channels. Through this unprecedented event, PGN Ltd., in partnership with OSN, not only gives world-class entertainment but also provides event attendees the opportunity to help those in need. “With the cooperation of the Philippine Embassy in the UAE, we are happy to embark on a fund-raising activity during the weekend festivities that will benefit some of our distressed Overseas Filipinos. Our aim is not only to entertain, but also to give back to our less fortunate Kapatids in the region,” said Claro Carmelo Ramirez, PGNL President.

Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited 14 Housemates Revealed

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Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited 14 Housemates Revealed


Pinoy Big Brother Season 4, better known as "PBB Unlimited", has officially opens its door to 13 new housemates and 1 reserve housemate who will become part of our daily TV viewing habit for the next 4 months.

Last night, October 29, 2011, Kuya together with PBB hosts Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzales, Robi Domingo and Martin Concio introduces to the Philippines and the rest of the world 14 new personalities with different exciting characters that comprises this season's new batch of PBB housemates. They are:


Jan Slater Young, 23, Ang Hotshot Engineer ng Cebu


Seiichi Ushimi, 22, Ang Pinoy Anime ng Japan


Anna Christine Conwi Patrimonio, 19, Ang Captain's Daughter ng Quezon City


Annielie Gerez Pamorada, 19, Ang Kitikiti Kid ng Batangas


Luzviminda Longabila McClinton, 33, Ang Mom of Steel ng Muntinlupa


Jahziel Ruiz Manabat, 24, Ang Sensual Siren ng Quezon City


Divine Muego Maitland-Smith, 20, Ang Darling Dude ng Cebu

Kim De Guzman, 19, Ang Stunning Sweetheart ng Olongapo


Roy Marcelo Gamboa, 29, Ang Sales Lakan ng Pangasinan


Kevin Andrew Fowler, 18, Ang Dreamboy ng California, USA


Philip Joel Lape Evangelista, 26, Ang Hopeless Romantic ng GenSan


Joseph Emil S. Biggel, 19, Ang Promdihirang Tisoy ng Marinduque


Marnill S. Abarico, 32, Ang Bay Diskarte ng Ormoc

Carlo Romero, 25, from Chicago, Illinois, USA (reserve housemate)

Photos taken from Pinoy Big Brother Season 4 Facebook Page

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