Forgive and Forget this Sunday in ‘Growing Up’

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It’s time to forgive and forget as your favorite “Growing Up” barkada deals with moving on this Sunday, November 13.

Now that Patrick (Daniel Padilla) forgave Michelle (Tippy Dos Santos), will he finally continue to pursue her love for Ella (Kathryn Bernardo)?

Meanwhile, how will Jason (Diego Loyzaga) break the truth to Cassie (Yen Santos) that he is already in love with someone else. Will Tammy (Julia Montes) be willing to give Jason another chance?




Witness a life changing event this Sunday in “Growing Up” after “ASAP Rocks” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.growingup.tv.

‘Toda Max’ Tops Saturday TV Ratings

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‘Toda Max’ Tops Saturday TV Ratings


The newest member show of the Kapamilya Comedy kicks off very well in nationwide TV ratings.

Kapamilya Comedy remains undisputed, as the pilot episode of its newest member sitcom “TODA Max,” starring the Philippines hailed Idol Robin Padilla, Prince of Comedy Vhong Navarro and Pokwang, wins in the TV ratings game.

According to Kantar Media, “TODA Max” got a rating of 26.7% last Saturday, November 5, against the 19.6% and 8.2% of the competing programs.

“TODA Max” was also hailed as the second most watched television program, following “Maalaala Mo Kaya” which got 29.3%. The sitcom was also followed by other top-rating Kapamilya network programs such as “Junior Master Chef Pinoy Edition” (23.7) and “Wansapanataym” (20.7).

The cast of the show were overjoyed for this initial victory. Robin believes that “TODA Max’s” pilot episode captivated the hearts of the Filipinos not only because of its hilarity, but also for the rich Filipino values it offers.

This Saturday on “TODA Max,” Super Tatay Tol (Robin) will be busy as his two kids Sandy (Aaliyah Benisano) and Ronron (Izzy Canillo) prepare to transfer into a new school. Lady G (Pokwang) will be excited to help Tol, as she believes she already loves him.

Justin’s (Vhong) girlfriend Isabel (Angel Locsin), on the other hand, will get confused as she receives an offer to work as a flight attendant in an airline abroad. She doesn’t want to leave her boyfriend. What will happen to them?

Catch “TODA Max,” after “Maalaala Mo Kaya” on ABS-CBN.

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner on ‘Startalk’ TX Now! this Saturday

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Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner on ‘Startalk’ TX Now! this Saturday


Startalk TX Now will expose all the hottest, latest and exclusive showbiz stories this Saturday.

Breaking Dawn” stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will share the behind-the-scene stories about their upcoming film as they face Startalk’s Reputable Host Ricky Lo in an exclusive interview.

Also, get the freshest updates on the Ram Revilla murder case and find out how the International Singing Sensation Charice Pempengco copes up with the loss of her father.

Moreover, brace yourselves as Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Showdown Castaways face the crossfire of intrigues from the Startalk hosts, LIVE!

Don’t miss the Totally Xciting, Totally Xclusive and Totally Xplosive episode of Startalk TX NOW this Saturday after Eat Bulaga on GMA 7.

2011 Cinema One Originals Festival – Schedule of Screening

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2011 Cinema One Originals Festival – Schedule of Screening


Check out the remaining schedule of screening in the ongoing 2011 Cinema One Originals Film Festival at the Edsa Shangri-La Mall Cineplex in Mandaluyong City.

2011 CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS FESTIVAL
Edsa Shangri-La Mall Cineplex, 6th Floor
Mandaluyong City, Philippines


At Shang Cineplex Cinema 4:

November 12 Saturday
5pm Regular Screening: Sa Kanto ng Ulap at Lupa
7:30pm Regular Screening: Di Ingon ‘Nato (Not Like Us)
9:30pm Gala Screening: CARTAS DE LA SOLEDAD (Letters of Solitude) by Teng Mangansakan


At Shang Cineplex PREMIERE THEATER:

November 12 Saturday
11:30am CARTAS DE LA SOLEDAD
1:30pm KA ORYANG
3:30pm ANATOMIYA NG KORUPSIYON
5:30pm SA ILALIM NG TULAY
7:30pm KA ORYANG
9:30pm SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION FROM LILA CUNTAPAY

November 13 Sunday
11:30am MGA ANINO SA TANGHALING TAPAT
1:30pm MY PARANORMAL ROMANCE
3:30pm KA ORYANG
5:30pm CARTAS DE LA SOLEDAD
7:30pm SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION FROM LILIA CUNTAPAY
9:30pm BIG BOY

November 14 Monday
12pm SA ILALIM NG TULAY
2pm ANATOMIYA NG KORUPSIYON
4pm MY PARANORMAL ROMANCE
6pm DI INGON ‘NATO
8pm CARTAS DE LA SOLEDAD
10pm SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION FROM LILIA CUNTAPAY

November 15 Tuesday
12pm MGA ANINO SA TANGHALING TAPAT
2pm SA KANTO NG ULAP AT LUPA
4pm BIG BOY
7pm SA ILALIM NG TULAY
9pm BEST PICTURE WINNER

Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez III: World Welterweight Championship’ Airs on GMA-7

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Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez III: World Welterweight Championship’ Airs on GMA-7


GMA Network broadcasts Pacquiao-Marquez III: World Welterweight Championship, airs prelude to the boxing special.

This Sunday, November 13, GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) broadcasts the much anticipated match dubbed Pacquiao-Marquez III: World Welterweight Championship between boxing’s pound-for-pound king and Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and his archrival Mexican fighter Juan Manual Marquez.

The upcoming bout will be seen via satellite from Las Vegas on GMA Channel 7 at 11:00am, with Live Blow-by-blow action on SUPER RADYO DZBB 594, 97.1 BARANGAY LS, and all RGMA SUPER RADYO and CAMPUS RADIO stations nationwide starting at 9:00am.

Widely regarded as the ” fight of the century,” the third installment of the Pacquiao-Marquez match-up is set to clear all doubts raised during the controversial draw in their first match in 2004 and the tight 12-round fight Pacquiao won via split decision in their second meet up in 2008.

Will Marquez survive Pacquiao’s speed and power punches? Or will Pacquiao, the considered favorite by fans and boxing experts, continue to rewrite boxing history and add another landmark in the annals of Philippine sports?

In anticipation of the fight, GMA News and Public Affairs also brings the pre-fight special titled Pacquiao-Marquez III: Magkalabang Mortal to air same day from 10:00 to 11:00am over GMA Channel 7.

Hosted by veteran sportscaster Chino Trinidad, the special presents an in-depth account on the intense preparation made by both fighters for their trilogy fight. It likewise gives Pinoy boxing fanatics access to exclusive interviews and footage from both fighters on the road to this historic showdown.

The main event, Pacquiao-Marquez III: World Welterweight Championship, to be staged at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, will be seen via satellite on GMA Channel 7 at 11:00am, with exclusive blow-by-blow action on SUPER RADYO DZBB 594, 97.1 BARANGAY LS, and all RGMA SUPER RADYO and CAMPUS RADIO stations nationwide at 9:00am. It will also have a same day rerun at 10:30pm after Protégé Elimination Special also on GMA-7.

3 Stars and The Son by Elmo Magalona (Music and Lyrics)

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3 Stars and The Son by Elmo Magalona (Music and Lyrics)


Catch here Elmo Magalona's latest song "3 Stars and the Son" featuring Kris Lawrence, Jay-R and Billy Crawford.





Download link HERE


(Chorus)
Guess who's the new kid on the block
Taking my game straight to the top
Knocking these joints out one by one
3 stars and the son, we just havin fun

Verse 1
I know I'm 17 but I got big dreams
3 stars I'm the son yeah that's my team
Rocking shows that's my thing, though I don't wear no bling
I got my own swag lemme show you what I mean
Y'all know my name, I'm switchin lanes for fame
Big shoes to fill, I got it all for real
I represent for my pop, rest in peace with the God
I'm the untouchable kid, ain't no time to stop
All the lessons I'm learnin, stay on my grind as I'm workin
Got all the help that I'm gettin, haters back up get ya steppin
Pop's got my back up in heaven, yo I know he be watchin
Guidin me through this while I be spittin, Imma make him proud 'til I finish yup

(Chorus)

Verse 2
By now y'all know what the business is
While other kids play this boy's serious
Ain't got no time for the booty poppin, I see them ladies jockin
Now watch what I say when the beat comes knockin
Hot and fresh out the kitchen, I'm young and fly with a mission
Now listen up pay attention, ain't no such thing as a problem
Cuz all I got is solutions, the future's here gotta love it
I'm having fun while I live it, crossing ova dunk while I'm winning
All the time in the world, get with the girls, stay in school gotta live n' learn
Don't drink don't smoke not my concern, shining star crash and burn
Just tryna be somebody while I rock your party
3 stars, yeah I'm the son tell everybody

(Chorus)

Kris L:
Im the first star in this all-star team
I gotta give it up
Cuz im living my dream
Can i get an EY-YO
3 Stars takin over your radio

Jay-R:
Now it's my turn
And they call me Jay-Star
Shinin so bright
See me comin from afar
Known as the prince of RnB
It's about that time we lift this industry

Billy:
I ain't tryna fool you
Im the 3rd star in this crew
Low drop it low
Lil Moe we got it all for you
Droppin these hits like it ain't a thang
3 stars & the Son we just doin our thang

Guess who's the new kid on the block
Taking my game straight to the top
Knocking these joints out one by one
3 stars and the son we just having fun (we just having fun) (2x)
3 stars and the son we just having fun


Sounds like...mmmm...Jenny From the Block. Don't you think so?

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Is It Really Over Between Jolo Revilla and Kim Chiu Because of Xian Lim in ‘My Binondo Girl?’

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Is It Really Over Between Jolo Revilla and Kim Chiu in ‘My Binondo Girl?’


Papa Chen of My Binondo Girl becomes Twitter trending topic.




While “JaNdy” (Jade-Andy) fans continue to celebrate the budding relationship of Kim Chiu and Xian Lim in ABS-CBN’s top-rating Primetime Bida drama series “My Binondo Girl,” Jolo Revilla’s character, Onyx, meanwhile, is tending his broken heart. Will Onyx finally give up her love for Jade (Kim)? Or will he be more challenged to win Jade’s heart? Meanwhile, ‘Papa Chen’ became a worldwide trending topic last Wednesday (November 9) as Richard Yap’s (Papa Chen) scene with Maja Salvador (Amber), Cherry Pie (Jean Sy), and Laureen Uy (Amethyst) became the talk of the town in the popular microblogging site Twitter.




Don’t miss the latest adventures of Xian’s character, Andy, in “My Binondo Girl,” weeknights, after “Budoy” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.mybinondogirl.abs-cbn.com or follow @my_binondogirl on Twitter and like www.facebook.com/abs.mybinondogirl.

Run BGC 2011 with Flag Football Takes You to Australia

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Run BGC 2011 with Flag Football Takes You to Australia


Bonifacio Global City (BGC) fuels anew the passion for running with its “Run BGC 2011: A Level Higher” on November 27, 2011. Taking it a notch higher is the integration of Flag Football in the race.

Known as the home of passionate minds, BGC is also recognized as the ‘Run Capital’ of the country. It is the most preferred venue of running enthusiasts and those who embrace an active lifestyle.

Run BGC 2011 in celebration of Bonifacio Day marks its 3rd year. Run BGC embodies the power of a passion fulfilled. BGC believes that runners’ key capacities such as the willpower to push even farther, the ability to apply effort even during fatigue, and the acceptance of pain — have radiating power that subtly influences attitudes in life. The passions within us can take us to places, allow us to achieve beyond expectations, bring new experiences and lead us to living happier, healthier lives. That’s the power of passion that Bonifacio Global City believes in.

In this year’s BGC’s very own marathon, participants can choose from 5 race categories, namely: 3km, 3km with flag football, 5km, 5km with flag football, and 10km.


Runners of 3km and 5km with Flag Football

Making this year’s Run BGC a level higher is the category of Flag Football. Apart from the straight run race, this category starts with a run, then moves to an individual play of catching a football while defending flags and shifts back to a run to the finish line.

Basically, the runner gets into the football zone within the 3km and 5km stretch to catch the ball and defend his flags. Once inside the football zone, the runner gets fitted with a flagbelt and is cued up in designated lane. A quarterback then gives the runner the go signal to sprint to the 5-yard marker.

The runner should then quickly turn back to catch the ball from the quarterback and should do so while defending the flags fastened to him/her from the defenders. The runner should have both the ball and flags before sprinting to the end zone. Upon reaching the football’s end zone, he then sprints back to the starting area with his flags and football to finish the course where marshals await runners for sendoff to continue his race to the finish.


Prizes at Stake & Extra Fun

All runners who have completely registered and finished the race in any distance categories are entitled to join the raffle. Grand prize at stake is a trip for two to Australia on a 4days-3nights tour package any time within 2012.

The winner can also join any of the Australian-based marathon or fun run: The Sydney City to Surf 2012; Gold Coast Airport Marathon & Half Marathon; or The Great Ocean Road International Marathon. Prize is convertible to cash but non-transferrable.

Cash prizes and medals also await the first three placers of each race category.

Like in previous Run BGC events, sponsors will be setting up booths for their own activities such as product sampling, sale, and fun games.

Powered by today’s most-sought running mentor and race director Coach Rio, Run BGC is also made possible with the support of RunRio, Runnr, Sportsmedia, BLFC, Planet Sports, The Athlete’s Foot, Toby’s Sports, Powerade, Viva Mineral Water, Soleus and Hero Channel.


Run Safe at BGC

BGC’s passion springs from the welfare of the people it lends its service to such that Run BGC participants are assured of their safety during the event. Security and race escorts will be present. Drinking water and Medical aid will be provided along the race routes. Comfort cubicles will also be in placed. Further assisting the participants to secure their things, a baggage deposit service will also be made available from 4:30am to 9:00am near the stage.


Register Now and See You at Run BGC

Registration is ongoing until November 20 at Toby’s/Runnr (Level 1 Shangri-La Plaza; Bldg. B3 Bonifacio High Street; G/F SM Mall of Asia), Planet Sports (2/F Trinoma Mall; 2/F Glorietta3), and at The Athlete’s Foot (3/F Robinson’s Galleria; 2/F Alabang Town Center).

Log on to www.bgc.com.ph and www.runrio.com for more details.

Conflict Between GMA-7 Teen Stars Barbie Forteza and Joyce Ching Heats Up

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Conflict Between GMA-7 Teen Stars Barbie Forteza and Joyce Ching Heats Up


Witness how two people can go from being best friends to bitter rivals as Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin, GMA-7’s afternoon drama, continues this week.

Despite growing up together, a tragedy forced cousins Katherine (Barbie Forteza) and Clarissa (Joyce Ching) to lead separate lives and assume different identities.

Katherine – with no memory of who she was – now works as a helper in the Fuentebella mansion. Clarissa, on the other hand, continues to take advantage of the situation by posing as Katherine.

On Monday, Clarissa is consumed by jealousy when Charles (Joshua Dionisio) keeps showering Katherine with attention at a party. To get even, Clarissa plots to humiliate Katherine unaware that her plans will eventually backfire.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Ferdinand (Gardo Versoza) forces Katherine and Clarissa to stay in one room – hoping to appease the rivalry between the two. Clarissa, meanwhile, remains at odds with Jepoy (Kristoffer Martin), who still feels as though his best friend is committing a huge mistake for faking her identity.

When will the truth about Clarissa’s real identity be revealed? Will jealousy and greed continue to get the best of her? Will Katherine’s memory even return, or will she remain as the submissive servant that she is now?

Follow the many twists and turns in Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin weekdays after Kokak on GMA Afternoon Prime.

Video to Watch: KC Concepcion "Together We Will Shine" Performance with Agnes Monica and Jaclyn Victor at SEAG 2011 Opening Ceremony

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KC Concepcion "Together We Will Shine" Performance with Agnes Monica and Jaclyn Victor at SEAG 2011 Opening Ceremony


KC Concepcion performed “Together We Will Shine” with Indonesian actress-singer Agnes Mojica and Malaysian belter Jaclyn Victor at the opening ceremonies of the 26th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) yesterday, November 11.


Watch the video below:



Source: blastoop2 on YouTube

Anne Curtis Banned by GMA-7 to Perform at USTV Awards (Update)

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Anne Curtis Banned by GMA-7 to Perform at USTV Awards (Update)


Anne Curtis posted several tweets last night, November 10, that put GMA-7 staff and artists in a bad light.

According to the Kapamilya actress, she was about to perform at the kick-off party of the annual USTV Awards of University of Sto. Tomas, when some of the GMA-7 staff prevented her from even stepping on the stage.

Before the incident happened, Anne even tweeted:

Text by Madlang Thomasians!!! I'm heeeerrre! Will be performing for you guys LIVE at the USTV Kickoff party!!"

Maloloka kayo as kakantihin ko. Dream ko ma-complete ang song na to LIVE and finally I'll do it tonight! Super nervous!!!!"


But right after several minutes, Anne, who are supposed to sing Adelle's "Someone Like You" posted a different story, saying:

Thomasians, I'm sorry I had to leave na. I tried to at least get up on stage and say hi kahit 2 minutes lang but GMA staff didn't want.

Thomasians, I was there on the left side of the stage & told them kahit d na ako kumanta babati Lang ng Hi and Hello but GMA Staff said no"


Anne likewise, requested her fans not to throw anger and hatred at Kapuso artists and management:

Wag kayo magalit sa GMA peeps.. And just to clear it....They didn't said bawal ako kumanta ever.. They just didn't want na mauuna ako sa Artists nila..

It's just sad that i was already about to get on stage, as in by the stairs na. Kasi nauna ako dun before the GMA Artists were there tapos pinigilan nila..

I tried to negotiate and say Hindi na Lang ako kakanta, Hi Lang.. But I guess Lang din sila cguro. Kaya deadma na. :)

think I explained it the best way that I can. Sorry again Thomasians! Hope you all know I really wanted to get up on stage & SING! Hahaha!

I really had to leave na kasi... Hope you all still appreciate the effort I made to go to the campus and I even prepared a song."

First time to sing it live and full song dapat! Haha. Oh well, maybe next year! It was nice seeing you guys kahit saglit!"

I guess what I learned from tonight is to humbly take a deep breath, give way and say BYE :)"

Anyway moving on. Off to rest my voice for my special guesting at Side A and Martin Nievera's concert at the Smart Araneta! Nervous!!!!"


However, personal witnesses who were there in the venue when the incident happened belied Anne's tweets, as reported by PEP. Read below:

Ayon sa source, hindi raw totoo ang sinabi ni Anne na nauna siyang dumating sa lugar.

Karamihan sa mga Kapuso artists daw ay alas-singko pa ng hapon, nandoon na sa venue.

Ayon pa sa source, alas-otso ng gabi dumating si Anne.

Hindi lang daw naisalang kaagad ang mga Kapuso artists dahil may ibang artists na naisingit.

Kaya naurong nang naurong daw ang pag-akyat sa stage ng ilang Kapuso stars.

Nagmamadali raw si Anne dahil may rehearsal pa siya para sa concert ni Martin Nievera at ng Side A na gaganapin sa Araneta Coliseum.

Ayon sa source, totoo ang sinabi ni Anne na nakiusap siya sa staff ng GMA-7 na paakyatin na siya ng stage, kahit para bumati na lang at hindi na siya kakanta.

Pero ipinaliwanag naman daw ng GMA-7 staff kay Anne na marami nang Kapuso stars na nauna sa kanya ang naghihintay na umakyat sa stage.

Pero dahil nagmamadali nga, nagdesisyon si Anne mismo na umalis na para makaabot sa kanyang rehearsal."


Update
: Less than a day after her controversial tweets, Anne Curtis again posted several messages on her twitter account pertaining to, according to her, wrong accusations declared by an unidentified witnesses on the incident that happened during the USTV Awards kick-off party on November 10 at Plaza Mayor inside Univerity of Santo Tomas campus in España, Manila. Here is Anne's full tweets:

Read some articles & whoever the source was, got some details wrong. So I'd like to explain.

Firstly, if you read my twitter timeline I didn't arrive late at 8pm. I was asked by UST people to be there between 7-7:30 and they had told my Road Manager as soon as I get there it would be my turn..

If you want an exact time I was there at 7:10 according to driver. O diba? Join din ang driver ko sa drama. Haha.

No, but seriously, they told me naman since TV5 people were performing already they opted to put me after TV5 artists & before the GMA artists. So I waited in the the standby room and waited for them to call me.

Secondly, what I meant when I said nauna ako sa GMA Artists dun was that the USTv staff called me to go on stage coz it was my turn.

When I got backstage pababa na ung Artists of TV5 and I didn't see anyone from GMA except the lady representing GMA. She was the one I saw complaining to the USTv staff.

So to avoid it being a mess I told her that I won't sing na lang, babati na lang ako ng Hi and Hello. 2minutes lang. She DID NOT explain anything to me.

I didn't even quite get what she tried to say coz she said this while turning around me. So ang hirap intindihan kung d ka din sinabihan ng maayos diba?

But to clear it NOONE from the GMA staff explained anything to me as it was said in the article.

Lastly, I went to UST in good faith coz I was invited not to represent abs or be part of any network war but to go and perform for the Thomasians bilang it was through them I got my Best Actress award for Dyosa a couple of years back.

It was a way of saying thank you to them. Hindi para makipagagawan ng stage time or to compete with anyone.

The only reason why I tweeted last night was because pinalabas na ako ng USTv staff to perform so nakita na ako, mas nakakagulat if bigla naman ako nawala.

Its only proper I explain to them what the reason was why I left. I owe that to the Thomasians who tweeted & were waiting for me.

To clear it, I'm not dissing the network or the artists of GMA. As I said in my tweet don't get mad at the GMA staff they probably had their own reasons.

But if I was called by the staff of USTv and was already at the side of stage waiting to be called maybe they/she could've taken that into consideration also."

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KC Concepcion to Perform at the 26th SEA Games Opening Ceremony in Indonesia

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KC Concepcion to Perform at the 26th SEA Games Opening Ceremony in Indonesia


KC Concepcion is currently in Palembang, Indonesia to perform at the opening ceremonies of the 26th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) today, November 11, 8 p.m. (Manila time) which will be aired live on Studio 23.

In her official Twitter account (@kc-concepcion), KC said she arrived in Indonesia on Wednesday to prepare for her performance of “Together We Will Shine” with Indonesian actress-singer Agnes Mojica and Malaysian belter Jakclyn Victor.

Hi guys! 4 planes, 2 sunrises,1 sunset & 27 hours later... I am now officially a CLOUD IMMIGRANT! :) For now? Touchdown: Palembang, Sumatra!” she tweeted.

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New7Wonders of Nature Update: Hours Left to Vote for Puerto Princesa Underground River as ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’

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New7Wonders of Nature Update: Hours Left to Vote for Puerto Princesa Underground River as ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’


The Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan is about to be included in the “New 7 Wonders of the World” with just few hours left (exactly 5 hours, 3 minutes as of this posting) for people to cast their votes.

Aside from the unified campaign of Filipinos around the world, the Puerto Princesa Underground River deserves one of the 7 spots because of its spectacular subterranean river and mountain landscape that captivated 450,000 local and foreign tourists last year.

It is recognized as the longest navigable underground river in the world spanning 8.2 kilometers and winds through a cave with rich mineral deposits such as stalactites and stalagmites.

The title is expected to attract more tourists to Palawan, thus boosting the country’s tourism industry.

Because it takes more than words to make a stand, be one with the crusade and vote for the Puerto Princesa Underground River. Go to http://www.new7wonders.com/vote-2 or text PPUR to 2861. Voters have until 11:11 a.m. on November 11, 2011 (11.11.11) to vote for PPUR, the Philippines’ official entry to the New 7 Wonders of Nature global poll which is being contested by 28 countries.

Photo credit: Diana J. Limjoco

Sarah Lahbati Gets Lead Role in GMA-7′s ‘Kokak’

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Sarah Lahbati Gets Lead Role in GMA-7′s ‘Kokak’




A discovery of GMA-7′s reality artista search, Starstruck, Sarah Lahbati transforms into a lead star in the TV adaptation of Ruben Marcelino’s comic series, “Kokak”.

Beginning November 14, Sarah’s beauty graces GMA-7′s Afternoon Prime block in her first starring role as Kara, a woman who becomes a frog when her feet get wet at night and goes back to being human when morning comes.




Despite such curse, Kara captivates two men portrayed by princely Kapuso actors, TJ Trinidad and JC Tiuseco. Carl (TJ) is the first male that Kara sees and falls in love with while Roco (JC) is a small-time crook who later becomes a martyr for the young woman’s love.




The story of “Kokak” begins with the love of Kara’s parents, Renato (Gary Estrada) and Angela (Jessa Zaragoza). Although they are about to have their baby, Renato’s ex-girlfriend, Vicky (Angelika Dela Cruz), cannot accept that she has lost the man she loves to someone else. Thus, she commits suicide.

Veronica (Deborah Sun) and Carlito, Vicky’s mother and brother, are devastated by her unexpected death. Thus, when she discovers the reason behind Vicky’s suicide, Veronica decides to avenge her daughter. Coming from a family of witches, Veronica curses Renato and makes him lose his sanity. She also uses a hex on the pregnant Angela and leaves her in a pond full of frogs.

After the incident, Angela has not seen Renato again and she thinks that he has purposely left her. With her Tya Berta (Ms. Caridad Sanchez), she decides to continue her pregnancy and raise her child all by herself.

Soon, Angela gives birth to a beautiful baby girl and names her Kara. The baby seems normal until Angela bathes her and realizes that Veronica’s curse transforms her into a frog! When the whole town hears about Angela’s monstrous baby, she and Tya Berta leave to reside in the middle of a secluded forest. There, Kara’s secret is hidden and safe from judgmental people.

Kara grows up not seeing any other people than her mom and Tya Berta. She is also unaware that there are male human beings. Angela forbids Kara to leave the forest and tells her that there are dangerous monsters outside.

Although contented with her mom’s love, Kara feels that there is more to the world than just the forest. One day, she decides to defy her mother’s instructions, goes to the border of the forest and finds Carl, the first man she has ever seen. Despite her fears, Kara approaches Carl to help him because he is badly wounded. Meanwhile, Carl perceives Kara as a beautiful forest goddess who helps him.

After helping Carl, Kara returns home happily because of her discovery. She has fallen in love with the wounded man and she hopes to see him again. However, when Kara goes back to the edge of the forest, some townsmen see her and lust over her. They chase Kara until her feet get wet and she transforms into a frog.

Soon, the townsmen discover Kara’s house in the middle of the forest and set it on fire. She, her mom and Tya Berta try to flee but they get separated in the process. Kara then accidentally rides a bus and goes to Manila for the first time. There, she meets the siblings Roco and Rafa (Frencheska Farr) and becomes friends with them.

Will Kara survive now that she is out in the world for the first time? Will she be reunited with her mother? What if fate surprisingly brings Carl and Kara’s path’s together? Will Carl still accept her if he discovers that she is the daughter of the man who hurt his dear sister, Vicky?

Join Kara as she fights her curse and the conflicts brought about by her parents’ past and unveil an unusual beauty that springs from a brave heart.

“Kokak” also stars Vaness Del Moral as Elizabeth, Carl’s girlfriend, and Ervic Vijandre as Borge, Carl’s best friend.

The creative team of “Kokak” consists of Creative Director Jun Lana, Afternoon Prime Head Roy Iglesias, Creative Consultant Des Garbes-Severino, Headwriter Dode Cruz, writers Mitchicko Yamamoto, Ronalyn Sales, Luningning Ribay and brainstormers Gilda Olvidado, Denoy Navarro-Punio and Obet Villela. Production is supervised by: GMA VP for Drama, Lilybeth G. Rasonable; AVP for Drama, Redgie Acuña-Magno; and Program Manager Helen Rose S. Sese with Executive Producer Joy Lumboy.

Directed by Ricky Davao, Ruben Marcelino’s “Kokak” begins airing on November 14 after Eat Bulaga on GMA-7′s Afternoon Prime.Ito ang Drama.

“Kokak” can also be seen in the US and Canada, Middle East and Asia Pacific starting November 16 on GMA Pinoy TV.

JM De Guzman Topbills ‘Angelito Batang Ama’

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JM De Guzman Topbills ‘Angelito Batang Ama’


Dramatic young actor JM De Guzman formally joins the roster of sought after Kapamilya leading men as he topbills ABS-CBN’s newest afternoon drama “Angelito: Batang Ama” premiering this Monday, November 14, in Kapamilya Gold.

JM takes on his biggest role to date as young dad Angelito who will face the responsibilities and challenges of parenthood at an early age.

What’s new and interesting about this show is that the perspective of the young father will be shown to the audience. Usually, the struggles of a young mother are being featured on programs or films so now it’s time for the viewers to open their minds and see the other side of this social issue,” said JM.

Joining JM in the cast of “Angelito: Batang Ama” are Charee Pineda, Kaye Abad, Tom Rodriguez, Ina Feleo, Matt Evans, Felix Roco, Sam Concepcion, Devon Seron, Jason Francisco, Carl John Barrameda, Kyra Custodio, Bianca Casado, Sue Anna Ramirez, Eliza Pineda, Mariel Pamintuan, Lemuel Pelayo, Benj de Guzman, Eslove Briones, Maichel Flores, Joshen Bernardo, and Bea Basa. Veteran actors Ms. Elizabeth Oropesa, Al Tantay, and Ms. Snooky Serna also return to television via this soap.




First seen as Mike in “PHR presents Midnight Phantom,” JM was instantly given follow up projects such as “PHR presents Alyna” and “Martha Cecilia’s Kristine” with his undeniable and simply noticeable acting prowess.

His name further created a mark when he was among the cast members of the hit romantic-comedy”My Amnesia Girl” starring John Lloyd Cruz and Toni Gonzaga. The name JM De Guzman was catapulted to big screen stardom when Cinemalaya movie ”Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank,” where he portrayed lead, raked earnings at the box office and is now vying for a spot to be an official Oscar nominee.

Some may think JM’s rise to fame is quite fast compared to others but for the dramatic actor, it’s just about time that he gets this big break.

I’ve been preparing myself to take on big projects like ’Angelito: Batang Ama.’ I stopped showbiz when I was young to study Theater Arts in the University of the Philippines where I learned more about the craft that I love. That is why I can say I am ready and I am equipped to face lead roles,” explained JM who used to be one of the ”Ang TV” kids.

Aside from acting on television, JM is also known as a theater actor and just recently, he was formally launched as a recording artist after releasing his self-titled album.

Don’t miss the premiere of “Angelito Batang Ama” this Monday (Nov 14), 3:30 PM after “Helena’s Promise” on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold. Follow the official “Angelito Batang Ama” accounts on Twitter (http://twitter.com/batang_ama), Facebook (www.facebook.com/AngelitoBatangAma), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/AngelitoBatangAma). Tweet your thoughts, comments, and suggestions using the hashtag #AngelitoBatangAma.

Celebrate An Early Christmas on The 700 Club Asia’s ‘Bigay Todong Biyaya’

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Celebrate An Early Christmas on The 700 Club Asia’s ‘Bigay Todong Biyaya’


Get inspired on the early Christmas TV special “Bigay Todong Biyaya” on GMA News TV beginning November 14.

Christmas is almost here! Many of us have already started shopping, wrapping gifts, and planning get-togethers.

Holidays are made brighter whenever we receive presents that touch our hearts and make us feel special. But this year, instead of getting gifts, why not try giving and sharing? This is the perfect time to celebrate the reason for the season with those who need some Christmas cheer.

On The 700 Club Asia, we’ve got stories of givers whose generosity were blessed in return - more than they could imagine! And we will show how you, like them, can make the best offering and live out the true Christmas spirit.

Like clothing brand Tomato, whose owner Jon Dionisio, is a partner of CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm Operation Blessing (OB) Philippines. Giving to OB led Dionisio to experience an outpouring of blessings as well. His daughter Soleigh, who had been suffering from renal reflux, got healed and totally recovered from her illness. And the blessings didn’t stop there. From nine branches, Tomato expanded and was able to put up 17 branches before the previous year ended.

Catch more inspiring testimonies on the early Christmas TV special “Bigay Todong Biyaya,” live from The 700 Club Asia on November 14 to 18, Monday to Friday, 11 p.m. on GMA News TV. You can also watch this live TV event via webcast on www.cbnasia.org/specials.

Let’s give and celebrate a truly blessed Christmas!

GMA Network Posts P3.4-B Consolidated Gross Revenues in Q3

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GMA Network Posts P3.4-B Consolidated Gross Revenues in Q3


The Kapuso Network continues aggressive national and international expansion efforts.

Cognizant of its corporate objective to further solidify its nationwide ratings leadership and presence in key Filipino international markets, GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) continues to firm up its aggressive local and global expansion efforts this 2011.

GMA pulled sound business performance to back the expansion, increasing consolidated gross revenues by two percent or P72.4 million to P3.384 billion this third quarter from P3.311 billion made during the same period in 2010. This is despite a relatively weaker market vis-à-vis third quarter of last year.

For the nine-month period, GMA’s consolidated top line recorded an increase of 15 percent or P1.287 billion to P10.109 billion, minus the impact of 2010′s political advertisements worth P2.054 billion in 2010. In fact, the industry’s top 30 advertisers grew their advertising accounts with the Company by 36 percent or over one third from last year for the period January to September.

Airtime revenues from television and radio contributed the bulk of revenues worth P9.253 billion, up 16 percent from last year’s top line made of regular advertising load.

GMA’s top performing business unit and the Philippines’ most watched television station GMA Channel 7 grew its regular advertising revenues by 19 percent or P1.376 billion to P8.665 billion; while Radio’s recurring ad revenues grew by seven percent or P18.9 million to P306.7 million.

GMA Regional TV (RTV) provided an unprecedented revenue growth driven mostly by strong local sales. In all, RTV increased its revenues from recurring national and local advertising by almost half to P117.7 million.

Meanwhile, GMA International posted a modest three percent growth in revenues to P718.9 million by end of the nine-month period owing to the appreciation of the peso against the dollar. In dollar terms, however, revenues from international operations improved by six percent year-on-year.

GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon looks forward to better prospects for 2012 after heavy investments made this 2011. “I am positive that the Company has a better outlook going forward. GMA delivered fairly good business performance amid a non-election year,” Gozon said.

Operating expenses (OPEX) for the said financial period amounted to P6.530 billion, up by six percent from last year’s P6.181 billion.

A huge chunk of the Company’s OPEX was devoted to the continuing pursuit to deliver superior programming with the airing of the pioneering epic-serye on Philippine television, the top-rating mega production – Amaya. Likewise, part of the amount backed International’s subscriber generation efforts that hooked around two million and one million global viewers for flagship international channel GMA Pinoy TV (GPTV) and lifestyle channel GMA Life TV (GLTV), respectively.

Both channels continue to penetrate new markets in key Filipino hubs abroad via a number of channel carriers – in Australia via FetchTV; in Hawaii via Hawaiian Telecom; in Central Florida via Brighthouse; in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Michigan, and Seattle via Comcast; and in North and South Carolina, Upstate New York, and Massachusetts via Time Warner. GPTV also launched in Papua New Guinea via Tolec Electronics and in Sacramento via SureWest Broadband, while GLTV is now seen in Houston via Comcast.

Meanwhile, the international edition of the Philippines’ number one news channel GMA News TV (GNTV) can now be seen via Fetch TV (Australia), GTA TeleGuam, IPS Japan, and UBI World TV Australia and New Zealand.

GMA International likewise initiated the launch of flagship radio stations DZBB (AM band) and DWLS (FM band) in Fetch TV (Australia), Hawaiian Telecom, and Time Warner North and South Carolina and North East Region this third quarter.

The Network, thru its syndication and acquisition arm GMA Worldwide, Inc. (GWI), generated USD377,000 through sale of locally produced films/programs this third quarter in Hawaii, China, Taiwan, Tanzania, Malaysia, Brunei, and Kenya. For the nine-month period, GWI hit USD781,000, or 85 percent of its total sales target this 2011.

Likewise, the Network continues to allot multi-million worth of investments to fortify its equipment and infrastructure in key regions in the country. Its signal, which arguably has the widest reach among the country’s free-to-air channels, can cover approximately 95.7 percent of national urban television households.

GMA’s originating stations in Dagupan, Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao, as well as its satellite stations in Naga, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, and General Santos, contribute positively to the Company’s top line. This is due to RTV’s high rating local programs, its strong partnerships with local and national advertisers, and an aggressive promotional blitz which further grew the Network’s viewership nationwide and established its leadership in National Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM) ratings.

Online, the Network has successfully established GMA News Online (www.gmanews.tv) as the number one local news website visited by Internet users in the Philippines. This is according to data of Effective Measure, the Australian company recently named by leading Philippine online publishers as the official third-party audience measurement provider.

As part of the network’s corporate strategy to diversify its revenue-generation streams, GMA New Media, Inc. (NMI), the Network’s digital arm, sets the incorporation of Gamespan in its online operations. The launch of this online gaming in the fourth quarter of 2011 is in joint venture with Manila Jockey Club, Inc. (MJCI).

In line with its diversification strategy, NMI recently spun off one of its production units to form “Digify,” a technocreative lab that seeks to complement the brand-building capabilities of traditional agencies and add value to their business. The recently formed unit will provide end-to-end solutions for standalone and integrated digital campaigns. NMI’s Technocreative Unit, through years of exposure in both traditional and emerging media, has developed an expertise in digital branding, digital communications, multimedia content production and convergent end-to-end media solutions.

GMA’s official web portal, www.gmanetwork.com, will soon be launched this balance 2011. The portal will allow users to get quick and easy access to all Network properties and subsidiaries, such as Entertainment, News, International, Kapuso Foundation, Records, Film, Radio, Artist Center, and Investor Relations.

Owing to the aggressive expansion projects, the Company finished the first nine months with earnings before interests, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) of P2.717 billion, and net income after taxes worth P1.580 billion.

On television, the broadcast giant reinforced its leadership in nationwide ratings this partial November, according to data of the industry’s most widely trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

In fact, GMA was the only television station that showed a steady increase in nationwide audience share from September till partial November. In contrast, competitors ABS-CBN’s and TV5′s audience shares were on the downtrend for the said period.

Based on partial November data (November 1 to 7 based on overnight readings) nationwide, GMA posted an average of 36.8 total day (6am-12mn) household audience share points, or an impressive 8.5-point lead over ABS-CBN’s 28.3; and a whopping 20.9-point margin over TV5′s 15.9 points.

Using the assumption that there are five viewers per household, GMA’s lead would mean that it had about 1.6 million more viewers from all over the country than ABS-CBN; and almost four million more viewers than TV5 in partial November.

GMA’s strong win nationwide was most pronounced in the afternoon block, where it posted a double-digit advantage over its competitors this partial November. GMA likewise posted double-digit advantage in the morning block for the said period.

Similarly, in the viewer-rich areas of Urban Luzon (which comprises 77% of total television households nationwide) and Mega Manila (which comprises 58% of total television households nationwide), GMA registered impressive ratings performance from daytime till primetime in partial November.

In Urban Luzon, GMA finished the said month with 40.6 share points, dominating ABS-CBN’s 24 points and TV5′s 16.6 points.

GMA’s lead over ABS-CBN translates to almost 2.5 million more viewers. Over TV5, GMA had about 3.6 million more viewers.

In Mega Manila, GMA posted its highest margins in total day household audience share points with 41.3 as against ABS-CBN’s 22.4 points and TV5′s 17.5.

In this Kapuso-bailiwick, GMA had almost 2.2 million more viewers than ABS-CBN; and over 2.7 million more viewers than TV5.

The Nielsen TV Audience Measurement used by GMA is also used by 21 companies including two other local networks, namely, TV5 and Solar Entertainment; Faulkner Media; CBN Asia; 13 advertising agencies and three regional clients. On the other hand, ABS-CBN is the only local major TV network reportedly subscribing to Kantar Media, formerly known as TNS.

In Mega Manila alone, the Nielsen TV Audience Measurement has a sample size of 800 homes as compared to Kantar Media’s 770 homes. Nationwide, Nielsen has a total sample size of 2,005 homes compared to the lower sample size of 1,370 utilized by Kantar Media.

Anne Curtis Banned by GMA-7 to Perform at USTV Awards

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Anne Curtis Banned by GMA-7 to Perform at USTV Awards


Anne Curtis posted several tweets last night, November 10, that put GMA-7 staff and artists in a bad light.

According to the Kapamilya actress, she was about to perform at the kick-off party of the annual USTV Awards of University of Sto. Tomas, when some of the GMA-7 staff prevented her from even stepping on the stage.

Before the incident happened, Anne even tweeted:

Text by Madlang Thomasians!!! I'm heeeerrre! Will be performing for you guys LIVE at the USTV Kickoff party!!"
Maloloka kayo as kakantihin ko. Dream ko ma-complete ang song na to LIVE and finally I'll do it tonight! Super nervous!!!!"


But right after several minutes, Anne, who are supposed to sing Adelle's "Someone Like You" posted a different story, saying:

Thomasians, I'm sorry I had to leave na. I tried to at least get up on stage and say hi kahit 2 minutes lang but GMA staff didn't want.

Thomasians, I was there on the left side of the stage & told them kahit d na ako kumanta babati Lang ng Hi and Hello but GMA Staff said no"


And likewise, requested her fans not to throw anger and hatred at Kapuso artists and management:

Wag kayo magalit sa GMA peeps.. And just to clear it....They didn't said bawal ako kumanta ever.. They just didn't want na mauuna ako sa Artists nila..

It's just sad that i was already about to get on stage, as in by the stairs na. Kasi nauna ako dun before the GMA Artists were there tapos pinigilan nila..

I tried to negotiate and say Hindi na Lang ako kakanta, Hi Lang.. But I guess Lang din sila cguro. Kaya deadma na. :)"


think I explained it the best way that I can. Sorry again Thomasians! Hope you all know I really wanted to get up on stage & SING! Hahaha!

I really had to leave na kasi... Hope you all still appreciate the effort I made to go to the campus and I even prepared a song."

First time to sing it live and full song dapat! Haha. Oh well, maybe next year! It was nice seeing you guys kahit saglit!"

I guess what I learned from tonight is to humbly take a deep breath, give way and say BYE :)"

Anyway moving on. Off to rest my voice for my special guesting at Side A and Martin Nievera's concert at the Smart Araneta! Nervous!!!!"


However, personal witnesses who were there in the venue when the incident happened belied Anne's tweets, as reported by PEP. Read below:

Ayon sa source, hindi raw totoo ang sinabi ni Anne na nauna siyang dumating sa lugar.

Karamihan sa mga Kapuso artists daw ay alas-singko pa ng hapon, nandoon na sa venue.

Ayon pa sa source, alas-otso ng gabi dumating si Anne.

Hindi lang daw naisalang kaagad ang mga Kapuso artists dahil may ibang artists na naisingit.

Kaya naurong nang naurong daw ang pag-akyat sa stage ng ilang Kapuso stars.

Nagmamadali raw si Anne dahil may rehearsal pa siya para sa concert ni Martin Nievera at ng Side A na gaganapin sa Araneta Coliseum.

Ayon sa source, totoo ang sinabi ni Anne na nakiusap siya sa staff ng GMA-7 na paakyatin na siya ng stage, kahit para bumati na lang at hindi na siya kakanta.

Pero ipinaliwanag naman daw ng GMA-7 staff kay Anne na marami nang Kapuso stars na nauna sa kanya ang naghihintay na umakyat sa stage.

Pero dahil nagmamadali nga, nagdesisyon si Anne mismo na umalis na para makaabot sa kanyang rehearsal."

Phil Younghusband and James Younghusband Join TV5's Sports Channel AKTV as Football Ambassadors

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Phil Younghusband and James Younghusband Join TV5's Sports Channel AKTV as Football Ambassadors

James Younghusband (1st from left) and Phil Younghusband (3rd) pose with TV5 president Ray C. Espinosa (2nd) and executive vice president Bobby Barreiro (4th)

Proving that it is serious in expanding the landscape of sports television, AKTV recently signed up Phil and James Younghusband to be part of the primetime sports channel’s roster of football superstars for the next three years. As star players of the popular Philippine national football team Azkals, the Younghusband brothers will be bringing to AKTV their expertise and influence as they host a series of segments and become the sports channel’s football ambassadors.

Aside from teaching the basics of football on TV to encourage would-be athletes, Phil and James will spread their nutrition and diet advocacy by giving tips on living a healthy and active lifestyle.

The Younghusbands’ new venue of teaching football on television will be a welcome treat for AKTV viewers. As they aim to help viewers appreciate football, the brothers will draw from their years of experience and demonstrate the rules of the game.

The Younghusbands are also seen on AKTV via televised games of the United Football League every Saturday starting at 2 p.m. The two are part of the Loyola Meralco Sparks FC, which topped the UFL Cup and is considered a contender for the Cup championship this December.

The brothers’ role on television will not be something new as the two have been giving football lessons to Filipinos around the country via their Younghusband Football Academy (YFA). The YFA began in November 2009, with the brothers teaching football players as well public school teachers around the country. Phil and James are supported by a pool of trainers who have been part of national football teams that competed in international tournaments.

To date, YFA has taught more than 250 teachers from around the country.

On November 11 and 12, the Younghusband Football Academy will be at Lorma Special Science High School in San Juan, La Union where they will conduct a training session for aspiring footballers and mentors.

ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID 2011 - Video and Lyrics

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Kapamilya Christmas Station ID 2011 - Da Best ang Pasko ng Pilipino (Video and Lyrics)


ABS-CBN has just released their highly-anticipated Christmas Station ID for 2011 with the theme song “Da Best ang Pasko ng Pilipino” interpreted by 11-year old Filipino-Canadian You Tube sensation Maria Aragon together with the University of the Philippines (U.P.) Concert Chorus.

The Kapamilya network's 2011 Christmas Station ID depicts the best Christmas celebration in the world as more than a hundred Kapamilya stars from ABS-CBN Entertainment, News and Current Affairs, Regional Network Group TV personalities, ANC and DZMM anchors; and Tambayan 101.9 DJs as well as Kapamilyas from The Filipino Community worldwide spread the yuletide cheers Pinoy style.

From Cebu’s lechon, bibingka’t puto bumbong, misa de gallo and the parol, the ABS-CBN Christmas SID carries the best Pinoy Christmas traditions and goes beyond celebrations in Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao as it travels and gets a glimpse of how Filipinos celebrate Christmas in the United States, London in Europe, in the Middle East or even in neighboring Tokyo Japan.







The theme song “Da Best Ang Pasko ng Pilipino” was written by Creative Communications Management head Robert Labayen, while the music composed and produced by Jimmy Antiporda for Star Records.

The 2011 ABS-CBN Christmas SID was created by ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management headed by Robert Labayen, Johnny de los Santos, Ira Zabat and Patrick De Leon, together with ABS-CBN Marketing, ABS-CBN Global The Filipino Channel of North America and Japan and conceptualized by creative team members Edsel Misenas, Lloyd Corpuz, Peewee Gonzales, Paolo Ramos, Oliver Paler. Production team members are Danie Sedilla-Cruz, Kathrina Sanchez, Edsel Misenas, Dang Baldonado, Christina Barbin, Cidge Laxamana, Carla Payongayong, Christian Faustino, Mark Bravo. It is directed by Paolo Ramos. Other members are Peewee Gonzales, Assistant Director; Patricia Daza, Head for Artist Relations; Jimmy Porca, Project Coordinator; Jun Aves, Cinematographer; Oliver Paler, Post-Production Head; John-D Lazatin, Pia Lopezbanos-Carrion, Jeremiah Ysip, Javier Anaya, Enrique Olives, Jay Gagarin, TFC Production Team; Ikit Garcia, Pat Villafuerte, Marife Perez, RNG Coordinators; Rap Dela Rea, Editor; Sam Esquillon, Production Designer; Aileen Gooco, Photographer; Me-Ann Rejano, Talent Caster; Marvin Bragas, Location Manager.

Released tonight, November 10, right after TV Patrol, the Kapamilya Christmas Station ID 2011 premiered simultaneously on Studio 23, Hero TV, Lifestyle Network, Velvet, Cinema One, DZMM TeleRadyo, ANC, Myx, Balls, and even abroad via The Filipino Channel.

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Crocodile Lolong is Now the World's Largest Crocodile Ever Captured Alive

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Crocodile Lolong is Now the World's Largest Crocodile Ever Captured Alive


Lolong, the giant male crocodile which was caught in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur in September now officially becomes the world’s lаrgеѕt crocodile captured alive after an Australian zoologist Adam Britton measured the saltwater beast at more than 6.2 meters (20 feet and 4 inches).

The male reptile, nicknamed "Lolong," was captured in Bunawan in the Agusan marsh on the southern island of Mindanao in September and measured at 6.2 meters (20 feet and 4 inches) by Australian zoologist Adam Britton, Bunawan town council member Apollo Canoy said.

"We are happy to announce that we have the biggest crocodile in the whole world," Bunawan town council member Apollo Canoy said in a telephone interview with AFP.

"So far we have not had any contacts with Guinness, and we do not know whether they plan to visit us soon," Canoy said, adding that Britton measured Lolong at its pen for a foreign television station.

Canoy said Lolong eats 17 kilograms (37.5 pounds) of pork every 5 days and has become the main tourist attraction in the remote town of 27,000 people, drawing an average of 500 visitors a day.

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Ramona Bautista and Turkish Husband Engin Tuna Bulbuloglu Declare: 'No one can touch us!'

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Ramona Bautista and Turkish Husband Engin Tuna Bulbuloglu Declare: 'No one can touch us!'


Ramona Bautista's Turkish husband Engin Tuna Bulbuloglu denies the accusations involving her wife to the murder of Ram Revilla and frustrated murder to Janelle Manahan, saying the charges are all made up.

Ramona, who now headlines major dailies in Turkey, left Manila for Istanbul (read related news HERE) after she was identified by witnesses as the one who helped plan the gruesome murder of her brother.




A report on Hurriyet Daily News said Ramona, a Filipino suspect in the murder of her brother and the frustrated murder of his girlfriend “flew to Turkey” after the crime.




Another newspaper, the Daily Vatan, even quoted Bulbuloglu, Ramona’s husband of three years, as having said: “Nothing will come out of this incident. Everything is merely made up of allegations. No one can touch us.

Jinkee Pacquiao Now US-Bound to Watch Pacquiao vs Marquez Boxing Fight

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Jinkee Pacquiao Now US-Bound to Watch Pacquiao vs Marquez Boxing Fight


Contrary to rumors that she will boycott and not throw her support to Manny Pacquiao because of the Kat Ordonez' baby baptismal controversy (read related post HERE), Jinkee Pacquiao left for the U.S. on Wednesday, around 10 p.m., to watch her husband fight in the ring with Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez on Sunday November 13, 2011 (Manila time).

Glee "The First Time" Recap - Glee Episode Everyone is Talking About

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Glee "The First Time" Recap - Glee Episode Everyone is Talking About


The show kicks off with Artie discovering his true passion – bossing people around. In his position as co-director. And part of that is talking to Rachel and Blaine about the lack of passion in their version of Tonight, from West Side Story.

In fact, Artie thinks Rachel and Blaine should recall the first time they had sex and bring that quality to the song, and to their performances. However, neither Rachel nor Blaine have done it yet, and it gives them both pause to think. We also discover Coach Bieste is a virgin, and has the hots for the Ohio State recruiter, Cooter Menkins, the same one that is coming on Friday to check out the football team, and Finn. Blaine returns to Dalton to invite the Warblers to his opening night at McKinkley High School, and hears them singing Billy Joel’s Uptown Girl.






Sebastian is singing the lead, and Sebastian is singing lead. Blaine didn’t recognize the new singer, who takes less than a minute to start flirting with Blaine. As the flirting begins, we cut to Santana sings A Boy Like That with Rachel.

In fact, all the flirting is giving Blaine time to think, for he is intrigued by the attention. Finn goes to Puck for advice on condoms, only to learn he never uses them. Blaine goes to see Kurt, and dances away to Roxy Music’s Love Is The Drug.

Blaine talks to Kurt about living life to the fullest, to go a little toward the wild side. Arnie finds Cooter and convinces him to ask Coach Bieste out on a date, despite her previous rebuffs. Arnie tells him to be obvious, for he knows Coach Bieste… Blaine is getting coffee with Sebastian, who is a new arrival at Dalton, since his family just moved in from Paris. Paris, France. Sebastian continues to come on strong to Blaine, show tries to explain he has a boyfriend when Kurt walks up, and immediately knows Sebastian is scheming on his man. Sebastian asks them to join him in an evening out at the local gay bar. Not to worry, he will get the fake IDs.

Rachel goes to Finn’s house for dinner, and soon they are making out in front of the fire. Finn wants to know why now. She explains she loves him, and wants to do it before the opening. A very hurt Finn flees the scene. While at his locker, Mike Chang is confronted by his father, who just discovered he is still dancing. They have an argument, and Mr. Chang disowned his son. Cooter finds Coach Bieste in the weight room, pumping iron. He asks her out, and she at first refuses, feeling not as pretty as the girls she thinks he should be dating. He tells her he isn’t into girls, he likes beautiful women. Like her. [Wipe the tear away...] Rachel seeks advice from Brittany, Santana, Quinn and Tina. While the first three suggest she wait for reasons of their own, Tina points out her first time was amazing, because she really felt something for the guy, and he for her.

Kurt and Blaine go to the designated gay bar, complete with bad fake IDs. Sebastian immediately resumes his flirtation with Blaine. While sitting at the bar, who should come up to Kurt? Yes, it is Dave Karofsky, Kurt’s bully. But instead of a hard time, he has a nice conversation with Kurt, including warning him about his boyfriend, who is dancing with Sebastian. The music playing is ABC’s Poison Arrow.

Soon, Kurt takes to the dance floor, getting between the two as much as he can. When it is time to leave, Blaine is a bit tipsy from his one beer, and gets a little frisky with Kurt. He is not happy nor flattered, wanting their first time to be special, not alcohol-induced in the back seat of the car. Rachel and Blaine are concerned their virginity will keep them from giving an honest performance for the audience. Artie is panicked as well, fearful everything is wrong. The cast, however, are grateful, and he is moved. Soon we are watching Puck singing America with an amazing Santana.

Mike Chang looks out in the audience to see the empty seat his father is not in. After the show, Blaine is practicing a dance move he missed in the show. But soon he is talking to Kurt, and both are apologizing for being silly the other night. Instead of the after-party, Kurt wants to go to Blaine’s house, for a special evening. Rachel also skips the party, and goes to see Finn. He is down, for the recruiter thinks high school is the end of the line for his football career. Finn is crushed, seeing no future for himself. Rachel is uncharacteristic in her understanding, and wants to just be his girlfriend, and to make the night memorable. At his house. So, the couples are looking to head home to do it. Cut to a flashback of Rachel and Blaine singing One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story.

We see Coach Bieste glowing next to Cooter, Finn looking on lovingly from the audience, and Kurt smiling from the wings. Soon, we cut back to the happy couples cuddling in their respective homes, kissing.

by Howard on Tue November 8, 2011

Andi Eigenmann Declines Albie Casiño's Request for Her Baby's DNA Test

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Andi Eigenmann Declines Albie Casiño's Request for Her Baby's DNA Test


Jaclyn Jose, mother of young actress Andi Eigenmann, said she will never allow anyone to conduct DNA testing on the soon-to-be-born baby girl of her daughter.

This statement was released after the family of Albie Casiño, the alleged culprit in Andi's pregnancy, request a DNA test to see if the young actor is indeed the father of Andi's child.

"Walang DNA test na magaganap kailanman! Wala. Pasensiya siya, dahil wala akong pakialam kung sumali sila o hindi. I do not care about them or their family. Tumatalak ng DNA, eh manganganak na!" Jacklyn said in an interview, adding "Aba, may naririnig pa akong lapit daw kami, kung kailangan namin ng tulong. We will never do that. I will never do that. I can raise my grandchild! They will never be part of my apo. I don't wanna deal with them. They're not welcome in Andi's life, or my apo's life! The whole clan of the Casiño, whatever."

Jacklyn also revealed that Albie knows exactly that he is the father of the child since he previously took the pregnancy test with her daughter.

"Loko-loko pala siya, eh! Alam niya. They took the pregnancy test, silang dalawa ni Andi. The both of them! Anong pinagsasabi niyang he doesn't know?!" she said.

TV5's 'Glamorosa' Combines Best of Young, Old Acting Generations

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TV5's 'Glamorosa' Combines Best of Young, Old Acting Generations


The newest TV5 mini-serye “Glamorosa” combines the best of the old and new generations of acting talents, led by a powerful trio of two veterans and one upcoming young female star in the lead roles.

Grand Slam actress Lorna Tolentino is cast as Dr. Natalia Herrera, a wealthy and successful cosmetic surgeon. Despite her success, she remains cold and unfeeling with a heart hardened by betrayal and tragedy.

Her antagonist is another veteran actress whose dramatic prowess was seen in an earlier TV5 telenovela, “Babaeng Hampaslupa.” Alice Dixson is Dr. Paulina Valdez, an up-and-coming cosmetic surgeon and the rival to Natalia. Ambitious and calculating, she will do anything to reach her goals.

Completing this trio of female star power is the young and pretty Ritz Azul as Giselle, a young girl in search of her true identity. She remains hopeful despite the constant jeers she receives from everyone because of the ugly scar on her face.

Lending the trio the male star power are equally talented actors. Zoren Legaspi plays Karl, a street-smart hoodlum who fell in love with both Natalia and Paulina.
Tonton Gutrierrez is Giorgio, Natalia’s husband.

Martin Escudero is Calvin, who grew up in the slums with Karl and was later adopted by Giorgio.

Victor Silayan plays Stefano, Giorgio’s bratty son from his first wife.

Meanwhile, more women add to the powerhouse cast. Gloria Diaz plays the role of Dr. Claudia Herrera, the mother of Natalia. She is considered as the country’s pioneer in the beauty industry. Always the perfectionist, Claudia never felt that Natalia would live up to her expectations, so this gives rise to constant tension between mother and daughter.
Meg Imperial is Adriana, the daughter of Miranda and the rival to Giselle.

Lotlot de Leon plays Miranda, the mother of Adriana. Her husband, Oscar, adopted Giselle when she was still a baby. For some reason, she makes Giselle’s life miserable.

Jenny Miller is Cristy, the loyal friend and assistant of Natalia.

Veteran actors Ronaldo Valdez and Celeste Legaspi, cast as Manolo and Tatiana, round out the remarkable cast lending both talent and star power to this TV drama that started last Monday, November 7, and airs right after Wil Time, Bigtime.

The series is helmed by award-winning directors Eric Quizon, Argel Joseph, and Bb. Joyce Bernal.

Mario Maurer Reveals His Ideal Girl, Are You the One?

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Mario Maurer Reveals His Ideal Girl, Are You the One?


Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer shares his ideal girl on Us Girls.

Thai superstar Mario Maurer shares with “Us Girls” his personal secrets, including his ideal girl, his collection, and his favorite food and clothes, while singing teen heartthrob and “Pilipinas Got Talent 3” grand finalist Khalil Ramos opens the doors of his home to the country’s premier lifestyle magazine show.

Meanwhile, are you in the mood to shop but don’t want to leave the comforts of home? Nikki Gil will introduce you to a personal shopper who can go to your house, get the list of what you need, and will go on a spree for you.

Iya Villiana, Angel Aquino, and Chesca Garcia-Kramer will also show you a non-invasive weight loss procedure, the safest way for busy and workaholic Kabarkadas to become slimmer without breaking a sweat.

All these and more tonight, November 10, from the 33rd Catholic Mass Media Awards’ Best Entertainment Program, “Us Girls,” after “The X Factor” on Studio 23, or watch it anytime on www.studio23.tv.

‘Iglot’ Airs Finale Episode this Friday

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‘Iglot’ Airs Finale Episode this Friday


GMA-7’s fantasy-drama Iglot comes full circle as it ends with a race to the top of a volcano this Friday, November 11.

Father Ruben (Romnick Sarmenta) and Ning (Milkcah Wynne Nacion) embark on a new adventure as they try to save Iglot by bringing it to Mount Matahon, where the little creature truly belongs.




However, the ambitious archeologist Dr. Petrovsky (Jaime Fabregas) reaches the top of the volcano first, and puts Ning’s life in danger.

Right at the same time, Anton (Marvin Agustin), Ramona (Jolina Magdangal) and Aldo (Patrick Garcia) set out on a mission of their own as they try to save Mariella (Claudine Barretto) from Juancho (Luis Alandy).




As Juancho asserts his power, an unexpected hero paves the way for Mariella to finally escape her captor, igniting a series of heart-stopping events.

Struggling to protect themselves, will Ning and Father Ruben be able to keep Iglot from being harmed by Dr. Petrovsky? Will Mariella finally reunite with her daughter? Will Anton and Ramona get their happy ending?

Completing the cast of Iglot are Ms. Celia Rodriguez, Pauleen Luna, Perla Bautista, Sylvia Sanchez, Mel Martinez, Lexi Fernandez, Hiro Magalona, Nicky Castro, and as a special guest Mr. Eddie Garcia, under the direction of Gil Tejada Jr.

Catch the exciting finale of Iglot this Friday after 24 Oras on GMA Telebabad.

Celebrate Christmas with Kapamilya Network's Four Child Wonders

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This November, discover the true meaning of Christmas through the eyes of children with the latest Primetime Bida teleserye of ABS-CBN titled “Ikaw ay Pag-ibig,” topbilled by Kapamilya Network’s four child wonders Zaijan Jaranilla, Xyriel Manabat, Mutya Orquia, and Louise Abuel.

Embark on a new journey this Holiday season and witness how the characters of Zaijan, Xyriel, Mutya, and Louise in “Ikaw ay Pag-ibig” touch the lives of the people they meet along the way.

Sharing the small screen with the four child wonders are Dimples Romana, Alfred Vargas, Paulo Avelino, Bembol Roco, Mark Gil; and new Kapamilya child stars Izzy Canillo and Gerald Pisigan.

Under the direction of Jojo Saguin and Erick Salud, don’t miss the heartwarming story of “Ikaw ay Pag-ibig” weeknights starting this November on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

Justin Bieber "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" Music Video

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Justin Bieber "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" Music Video


Here is the music video of Justin Bieber performing "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" off of his latest Christmas album called "Under the Mistletoe" released via RBMG/Island Def Jam Music Group.





Other tracks in the album include:

1. Only Thing I Ever Get For Christmas
2. Mistletoe (click HERE to watch the music video)
3. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) feat. Usher
4. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
5. Fa La La feat. Boyz II Men
6. Christmas Love
7. All I Want For Christmas Is You Duet Mariah Carey
8. Drummer Boy feat. Busta Rhymes
9. All I Want Is You
10. Fa La La (acapella) feat. Boyz II Men (Deluxe Edition)
11. Christmas Eve
12. Home This Christmas feat. The Band Perry
13. Silent Night (Deluxe Edition)
14. Pray (Deluxe Edition)
15. Someday At Christmas (Deluxe Edition)

Listen to all songs, click HERE.

SM Mall of Asia's Grandest Launch of SM ChriSMs Set on November 11, 2011; Other SM Supermalls Follow on November 12

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SM Mall of Asia's Grandest Launch of SM ChriSMs Set on November 11, 2011, Other SM Supermalls Follow on November 12


SM Supermalls will launch this year's SM Christmas ChriSMs starting at the SM Mall of Asia on November 11, 5 p.m. at the Main Mall Atrium and a simultaneous nationwide grand launch in other SM Supermalls on November 12, 2011 (except SM Makati and Cubao) featuring the new SM ChriSMs theme song as performed by YouTube sensation Maria Aragon.

This events mark the beginning of SM Supermalls Christmas celebration through a Grand Tree Lighting ceremony and a surprise performances from your favorite local and international celebrities.

To see list of SM Supermalls and their own SM ChriSMs event posters, details about the event, the schedule, the activities and guest performers, click HERE.

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