Saturday, February 25, 2012

Coco Martin and Julia Montes vs Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera Battle for Primetime Leadership

Coco Martin and Julia Montes vs Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera Battle for Primetime Leadership

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from February 21 to 23, 2012 among Mega Manila households (People Ratings):

February 21, Tuesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.6%
2. Chef Boy Lagro Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 7.3%
3. Kokak (GMA-7) - 6.4%
4. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 6.1%
5. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 5.8%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Enteng Kabisote Okay Ka Fairy Ko... The Legend (GMA-7) - 5.5%
7. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 4.7%
8. Sinetanghali: Beyond Loch Ness (GMA-7) - 4.4%
9. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 4.3%
10. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 4%

1. My Beloved (GMA-7) - 14.2%
2. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 13.8%
3. Biritera (GMA-7) - 12.9%
4. Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 12.5%
5. Legacy (GMA-7) - 12.3%
6. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 11.4%
8. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 10.3%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 9.1%
10. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 8.3%

February 22, Wednesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.4%
2. Chef Boy Lagro Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 7.8%
3. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 7.2%
4. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 6.8%
5. Kokak (GMA-7) - 6.3%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Mama's Boys 2 (GMA-7) - 5.5%
7. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 5.2%
8. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 4.7%
9. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 4.6%
10. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters- 4.4%

1. My Beloved (GMA-7) - 13.8%
2. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 13.7%
3. Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 12.9%
4. Biritera (GMA-7) - 12.7%
5. Legacy (GMA-7) - 12.5%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%
7. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 10%
8. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 8.9%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 8.2%
10. Alice Bungisngis and Her Wonder Walis (GMA-7) - 5.8%

February 23, Thursday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 11%
2. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 7.4%
3. Chef Boy Lagro Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 7%
4. Kokak (GMA-7) - 6.9%
5. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 6.7%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Manila Girl (GMA-7) - 4.7%
7. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 4.5%
8. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (GMA-7) / It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 4.3%
9. Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 4.2%
10. Sinetanghali: Shockwave (TV5) / Angelito Batang Ama (ABS-CBN) - 3.8%

1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 13.4%
2. My Beloved (GMA-7) / Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 12.8%
3. Biritera (GMA-7) - 12.3%
4. Legacy (GMA-7) - 12.2%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 11.9%
6. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 11.3%
7. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 10.1%
8. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 9.2%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 9.1%
10. City Hunter (ABS-CBN) - 6.6%

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from February 21 to 23, 2012 among Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):

February 21, Tuesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 26.5%
2. Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 17.8%
3. Kokak (GMA-7) - 17.2%
4. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 16%
5. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 15.2%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Enteng Kabisote Okay Ka Fairy Ko... The Legend (GMA-7) - 14%
7. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 12.4%
8. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 10.9%
9. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (GMA-7) - 10.7%
10. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 10.3%

1. My Beloved (GMA-7) - 26.8%
2. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 26.3%
3. Biritera (GMA-7) - 25.5%
4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 24.7%
5. Legacy (GMA-7) - 24.4%
6. Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 23.4%
7. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 21.8%
8. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 20%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 19.4%
10. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%

February 22, Wednesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 26.3%
2. Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 18.7%
3. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 17.1%
4. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 16.9%
5. Kokak (GMA-7) - 16%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Mama's Boys 2 (GMA-7) - 13.7%
7. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 11.8%
8. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) / It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 11.4%
9. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (GMA-7) - 10.3%
10. Detective Conan (GMA-7) / Angelito Batang Ama (ABS-CBN) - 9.7%

1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 25.5%
2. My Beloved (GMA-7) - 25.1%
3. Legacy (GMA-7) - 24.1%
4. Biritera (GMA-7) - 24%
5. Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 23.6%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 22.2%
7. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 20.2%
8. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 19.3%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) / Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 18%
10. Alice Bungisngis and Her Wonder Walis (GMA-7) - 13%

February 23, Thursday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 28.2%
2. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 18.6%
3. Kokak (GMA-7) - 17.4%
4. Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 17.1%
5. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 16.1%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Manila Girl (GMA-7) - 12.6%
7. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 11.8%
8. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 10.7%
9. Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 10.3%
10. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (GMA-7) / Angelito Batang Ama (ABS-CBN) - 10.2%

1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 24.6%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 24.5%
3. My Beloved (GMA-7) - 24.4%
4. Biritera (GMA-7) / Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 24.3%
5. Legacy (GMA-7) - 23.4%
6. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 20.6%
7. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 19.6%
8. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 19.3%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 19%
10. City Hunter (ABS-CBN) - 14%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

‘Luv U’ Pilot Episode Trends on Twitter, Wins in TV Ratings Game

‘Luv U’ Pilot Episode Trends on Twitter, Wins in TV Ratings Game

More teens are now hooked to the newest romantic yet hilarious comedy series of ABS-CBN, “Luv U.” This was evident in the TV ratings the program got on its pilot episode.

According to data from Kantar Media last February 9, “Luv U” obtained 11.9% TV rating, which is higher than the 9.1% of a teen-oriented show in the competing station.

Besides the television viewers, netizens are also captivated by this new Kapamilya Comedy offering. On his Twitter account, the program’s lead teen actor Marco Gumabao reposted a fan message that praises his boy-next-door image a lot. “JB, I can’t get you out of my mind,” goes the fan’s t weet.

Marco’s love teammate Miles, on the other hand, also received support from her Twitter fans. “Your love team is so cute. Kilig much,” goes the tweet.

Their first ever campus tour in Ramon Magsaysay High School in Cubao, Quezon City was also well received by the students.

This Sunday, JB (Marco), Camille (Miles), Boom (CJ Navato), April (Angeline Gonzales), Rocky (Igiboy Flores) and Whitney (Kiray Celis) will continue their quest to spread laughter and teen romance.

To see their crushes Camille and April, JB and Boom will convince their buddy Rocky to visit and court Whitney who lives with the two girls. Rocky, however, doesn’t see Whitney as an attractive girl. That’s why he’ll imagine that Whitney is the sizzling hot Ms. Casimsiman (Bangs Garcia). Will JB and Boom score some points with their crushes?

Meanwhile, ng Lamberto Uy Villarama University (Luv U) Principal Spencer (Smokey Manoloto) will host a quiz bee, but something unexpected will affect the school head’s speech. This scene will definitely complete everyone’s weekly dose of laughter.

Catch “Luv U” this Sunday after “ASAP 2012” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, follow @LUVUBarkada on Twitter, or like the show’s official Facebook page:

'Kanta Pilipinas' Official Music Video Featuring Lea Salonga

'Kanta Pilipinas' Official Music Video Featuring Lea Salonga

Kanta Pilipinas is TV5’s biggest musical reality search that will scour the country to search the next star that will make the nation sing!

In a wider-than-ever nationwide audition, TV5 will conduct on-ground auditions on seven key cities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

The show will chronicle the different stories of many Filipinos aspiring to have their talent be heard. Following their journey, their struggles and their triumphs, we will get to witness their transformation from being regular folks with raw talent to becoming a star.

In Kanta Pilipinas, the contestants will be given a unique opportunity to work with the country’s top music producers to hone their talent, collaborate, produce original compositions and develop their skills and personality – to make the nation sing!

Kanta Pilipinas is scheduled to premiere on July 2012.

Filled with inspiring stories, raw reality, gripping conflicts, intense competition and uplifting music all around – Kanta Pilipinas aspires to set a new standard on entertainment TV and at the same time find new breeds of Filipino artists that will make the nation sing!

To know more about Kanta Pilipinas, visit

Kanta Pilipinas -Music Video:

‘ASAP 2012′ Reigns Supreme this Sunday

‘ASAP 2012′ Reigns Supreme this Sunday

“ASAP 2012” is all set this Sunday (February 26) for a supreme party like no other with a string of breathtaking concert performances led by ASAP Kapamilya mainstays Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, ZsaZsa Padilla, Vina Morales, Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga, and KC Concepcion.

Exquisite beauty will radiate as Philippine beauty queens Venus Raj, Bianca Manalo, and Shamcey Supsup grace the ASAP centerstage. While fun-filled surprises are in store from the ever blooming Pokwang; and the beautiful daughters of Ruffa Guttierez, Lorin and Venice, who will move to the groove in ASAP for the very first time with Janice de Belen’s daughters Moira, Ina and Kaila.

“Maria la del Barrio” cast headed by its lead stars Erich Gonzales and Enchong Dee will bid their goodbyes as the series comes to a close, while Star Magic welcomes the newest teen heartthrob Khalil Ramos and “ASAP 2012” opens the doors to the newest member of the family, Paolo Valenciano.

Bow down to the best of the best as “ASAP 2012” presents superb vocal acts from Erik Santos, Angeline Quinto, Jed Madela, Juris, Zia Quizon, Yeng Constantino, Jovit Baldivino, Nikki Gil, and Alex Castro; youngest rock icon Bamboo teams up with OPM legend Noel Cabangon for a remarkable must-see musical moment; and ‘Asian Sensation’ Christian Bautista unravels his newest treat for every Kapamilya.

Hold on to your seats as ASAP Dance Sensations Iza Calzado, Vincent Bueno, Iya Villania, Shaina Magdayao, John Prats, Rayver Cruz, Enrique Gil, Empress, Sam Concepcion and Rafael Rossel rule and rock the ASAP dance floor.

Reign supreme this Sunday and watch 2011 PMPC Star Awards Best Musical Variety Show and Golden Screen Awards 2011’s Outstanding Musical Program, “ASAP 2012” this Sunday, 12:15, on ABS-CBN. For updates, photos and to hang out live with the stars at ASAP Chill-Out, simply visit, follow @ASAPOFFICIAL on Twitter, or ‘like’

Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Awards Goes Global

Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Awards Goes Global

Worldwide search for Filipino organizations doing extraordinary service kicks off this month.

Where there are Filipinos, there are heroes, and it’s time to honor them.

With this campaign line, firm belief and an international network of regional teams in place to make it happen, the Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Awards is going global this year, the first time since its inception in 1994.

It is a huge and momentous initiative to reach out to Filipinos all over the world and recognize their collective efforts in serving their less fortunate Filipino brothers and sisters wherever they may be. We are truly excited by this development,” said Fr. Nilo Tanalega, SJ who heads Ugnayan at Tulong para sa Maralitang Pamilya (UGAT) Foundation (translated literally as Relations and Assistance for Poor Families). UGAT, a non-profit organization based in the Philippines, oversees the screening of nominations and selection of winners.

My father would be smiling right now,” said Raffy Lopez, COO of ABS-CBN Global which oversees the promotion and production of the distinguished award ceremonies. “He started Bayaning Pilipino (Filipino Heroes) with Father Nilo. It would warm his heart to know that ABS-CBN in Manila, TFC globally and UGAT, have expanded their long-running partnership to search around the world for ordinary folks doing extraordinary work in the service of the Filipino people. This is true to his vision and mission.”

The “father” is Don Eugenio “Geny” Lopez Jr., founder of ABS-CBN Corporation, the largest entertainment and broadcasting company in the Philippines. He is known in the industry as the “Father of Philippine Broadcasting”. The award, which was named after him, began after he learned of a Filipina maid in Hong Kong who got run over by a car in pursuit of saving a child. The award gives recognition to Filipinos (now as organizations) who in the face of challenges and difficulties manage to rise and emerge as role models of service in their communities.

We have honored so many Filipinos, but taking the search to a worldwide level posed major logistical requirements. We are so enthused by the energy and commitment of TFC teams in all regions in taking part in the project. It shows their involvement and love for the Filipino communities that they serve,” said Chit Guerrero, vice president for ABS-CBN Corporation’s Special Projects which works directly with UGAT in Manila for this project.

Gawad Geny Lopez Jr Global Bayaning Pilipino has kicked off this month. The search is open to all Filipino organizations in the U.S., Canada, Asia-Pacific (covering Singapore and Hong Kong), Europe (covering Italy and U.K.), Middle East, Australia and Japan. The criteria are as follows: (1) Measurable impact: scope and number of beneficiaries with known effective results; (2) Highlight the value of unity/PAGKAKAISA (effective elimination of selosan (jealousy), inggitan (envy), siraan (negative criticism), etc. or has effectively dealt with these either through interventions or through innovative methods); (3) Focused on service and/or an issue (poverty, health, education, etc) as felt either in your respective country or in the Philippines; (4) Transcend regionalism/parochialism; (5) Participatory/people-oriented leadership (as shown in the manner of how they choose their leaders and their acceptance thereof); (6) Promote Filipino values and culture and Filipino heritage.

ABS-CBN Global and UGAT Foundation encourage Filipinos, even in the Philippines to send in their nominations for outstanding organizations outside the Philippines who meet the criteria.

Deadline of submission of nominations is on March 15, 2012. Regional winners will be announced late May 2012 after a period of tight screenings and validation. The winners will be flown to Manila, Philippines for the national awarding ceremony to be held in June 2012.

For nomination forms and more information, visit

EDSA Revolution History Revisits 26 Years After

EDSA Revolution History Revisits 26 Years After

EDSA Revolution and its historical significance in the country this Sunday on “Matanglawin.”

Kuya Kim and fellow “It’s Showtime” host Teddy Corpuz literally and figuratively walk down memory lane, tie a yellow ribbon, and get to know the history of the road named after a certain Don Panyong as they commemorate the anniversary of the EDSA revolution this Sunday (February 26) in “Matanglawin.”

Get to know who Epifanio delos Santos is and why the historic road was named after him. Before EDSA came to be, did you know that this stretch of 24 kilometers was known as the North and South Circumferential Road and Highway 54?

It was even pegged to be named after American General Douglas MacArthur, national hero Jose Rizal, former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay and in 2009, former President Cory Aquino for her role in the momentous bloodless revolution of 1986.

Kuya Kim and Teddy also visit famous landmarks about the 1986 Revolution to know what happened during the Martial Law and why yellow was the most popular color in town.

Recently, “Matanglawin” was recognized as the Best Educational Program in the 8th USTv Students’ Choice Awards given by the University of Santo Tomas.

Don’t miss “Matanglawin” this Sunday (February 26), 9:30 a.m. on ABS-CBN.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Gawad Tanglaw 2012 Winners and its "Pinaka Kapuri-puring Artista ng Dekada" Awardees Revealed

Gawad Tanglaw 2012 Winners and its "Pinaka Kapuri-puring Artista ng Dekada" Awardees Revealed

The academe-based Gawad TANGLAW or Gawad Tagapuring mga Akademisyan ng Aninong Gumagalaw has given out the trophies for the outstanding movies, TV shows, and radio shows in the 10th edition of this annual honor list.

And to mark its first decade as an award giving body, Gawad TANGLAW chose eleven celebrities whom they dubbed as "Pinaka Kapuri-puring Artista ng Dekada." They are:

Cesar Montano
Coco Martin
Allen Dizon
Sid Lucero
Emilio Garcia
Vilma Santos
Nora Aunor
Gina Pareño
Ms. Anita Linda
Dr. Rustica Carpio
Cherry Pie Picache

In the film category, the satirical comedy, Ang Babae sa Septic Tank, has earned four accolades in 10th Gawad TANGLAW. This Eugene Domingo-starrer earned the following awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Screenplay.

This group of academicians chose ABS-CBN as the TV Station of the Year. Coco Martin is honored for having the Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series for ABS-CBN's Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. Meanwhile, child actress Xyriel Manabat was able to beat other senior stars for the category Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series. Xyriel won for mimicking an adult for the Kapamilya teleserye 100 Days to Heaven.

In the television arts, ABS-CBN won 14 trophies while its sister station ANC earned three accolades, GMA-7 bagged five awards, while TV5 won two trophies. PTV4 was also honored with one award.

Here is the complete list of winners in the 10th Gawad TANGLAW:


Gantimpalang Jaime G. Ang Presidential Jury Award for Excellence in Film - Director Joel Lamangan

Gawad Tanglaw sa Sining ng Mass Media - Mr. Nestor Torre

Gawad Romeo Flaviano I. Lirio Para sa Sining at Kultura Chairman Emeritus Award - Ms. Bella Flores

Gawad Tanglaw sa Sining ng Telebisyon - Ms. Charo Santos- Concio

Gawad Tanglaw sa Sining ng Pelikula - Governor Jeorge Estregan Ejercito



Ang Babae sa Septic Tank - Winner
Zombadings...... Patayin sa Syokot si Remington
Ka Oryang
Ligo na U, Lapit na Me
Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay
Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa


Marlon Rivera (Ang Babae sa Septic Tank) - Winner
Jade Castro (Zombadings... Patayin sa Syokot si Remington)
Aureus Solito (Busong)
Sari Dalena (Ka Oryang)
Loy Arcenas (Niño)
Joel Lamangan (Patikul)
Erick G. Salud (Ligo na U, Lapit na Me)
Alvin B. Yapan, Phd (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)
Lawrence Fajardo (Amok)
Antoinette Jadaone (Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay)


Eugene Domingo (Ang Babae sa Septic Tank) -Winner
Racquel Villavicencio (Bisperas)
Lilia Cuntapay (Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay)
Maricar Reyes (Anatomiya ng Korupsyon)
Ma. Isabel Lopez (Cuchera)


Martin Escudero (Zombadings...Patayin sa Syokot si Remington) - Winner
Edgar Allan Guzman (Ligo na U, Lapit na Me)
Bembol Roco (Isda)
Sid Lucero (Paglipad ng Anghel)
Allen Dizon (Patikul)


Fides Cuyugan Asencio (Niño) - Winner
Sharmaine Centenera Buencamino (Niño)
Geraldine Villamil (Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay)
Julia Clarete (Bisperas)


Kerbie Zamora (Zombadings... Patayin sa Syokot si Remington) - Winner
Michael Bonapos (Anatomiya ng Korupsyon)
Jojit Lorenzo (Anatomiya ng Korupsyon)
Jaime Pebanco (Patikul)
Roderick Paulate (Zombadings... Patayin sa Syokot si Remington)


Carlo Mendoza (Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story) - Winner
Arvin Viola (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)
Neil Daza and Kiri Dalema (Ka Oryang)
Louie Quirino (Amok)


Jason Canapay and Ryan Ortuna (Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story) - Winner
Ruben Aquino (My Paranormal Romance)
Leo Valencia (Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay)
Benjamin Tolentino (Isda)


Christine Muyco and Gemma Pamintuan (Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa) - Winner
Joseph Lansang (Bisperas)
Paul Canada (My Paranormal Romance)


Antoniette Jadaone (Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay) - Winner


Chris Martinez (Ang Babae sa Septic Tank) - Winner




TV Station of the Year - ABS-CBN

Best News Programs - Bandila (ABS-CBN)

Best News Program Anchors ( Male and Female) - Julius Babao - Bandila (ABS-CBN) & Vicky Morales - Saksi (GMA-7)

Best Educational TV Program - Matanglawin (ABS-CBN)

Best Talent Search Program - Talentadong Pinoy (TV5)

Best TV Documentary - Storyline (ANC 2)

Best Public Affairs Program - Public Atorni (TV5)

Best Public Service Program - OCW (PTV 4)

Best Investigative Program - Imbestigador (GMA-7)

Best Gag Show - Bubble Gang (GMA-7)

Best Morning Show - Umagang Kayganda (ABS-CBN)

Best Travel Show - Travel Time (ANC)

Best Sports Program - Sports Unlimited (ABS-CBN)

Best Variety Show - ASAP (ABS-CBN)

Best Lifestyle Program - Executive Class (ANC)

Best Magazine Show - Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7)

Best Drama Anthology - Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN)

Best Drama Series - 100 Days to Heaven (ABS-CBN)

Best Performance by an Actress (Single Performance) - Helen Gamboa - "Parol"- Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN)

Best Performance by an Actor (Single Performance) - Enchong Dee - "Parol"- Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN)

Best Performance by an Actress (Drama Series) - Xyriel Manabat - 100 Days to Heaven- (ABS-CBN)

Best Performance by an Actor ( Drama Series) - Coco Martin- Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin-(ABS-CBN)


Radio Station of the Year - DZBB

Best AM Station - DZMM

Best FM Station - Yes FM

Best Radio DJ - Bro. Jun Banaag - Dr. Love- DZMM

Best Radio Anchors - Bro. Jun Banaag - Dr. Love- DZMM , Anthony Taberna and Gerry Baja - Dos Por Dos- DZMM

Best Educational Radio Program - Art 2 Art (DZRH)

National Enquirer Releases Photo of Dead Whitney Houston in Casket

National Enquirer Releases Photo of Dead Whitney Houston in Casket

The National Enquirer, the scandalous US supermarket check-out weekly, has acted true to form by publishing a picture of Whitney Houston lying in an open coffin taken inside the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, New Jersey, where the singer's family attended a private wake on the eve of her funeral.

The said photograph apparently showing the 48-year-old singer in a gold casket in a funeral home clad in a regal purple dress and wearing what looks like a diamond brooch and earrings, however, has prompted a storm of protest, with people claiming it is, variously, shocking, intrusive, disturbing, in poor taste, offensive to her family, and so on.

Sources: Guardian, Dailymail

Boy Abunda and Sister Ping Ocarizo Relive Memories of EDSA People Power

Boy Abunda and Sister Ping Ocarizo Relive Memories of EDSA People Power

EDSA People Power ‘hero’ Sister Ping Ocarizo will take ‘Asia’s King of Talk’ Boy Abunda back in 1986 as they commemorate the events that took place in the peaceful revolution that put the Philippines in the map, in a special episode of “The Bottomline with Boy Abunda” this Saturday (February 25).

Sr. Ping was one of the nuns, who bravely faced the soldiers with tanks, to pray and offer food and flowers to the military men.

How did People Power Revolution challenged Sr. Ping’s faith, principles and love for the country? What was the Philippines like under the dictatorship of Marcos? How did her faith help her in the middle of the revolution? After 26 years, does she believe that ‘the Filipinos are worth dying for?’

Don’t miss the celebration of the EDSA Revolution’s 26th anniversary in the Asian TV Awards’ Best Talk Show for 2011 “The Bottomline with Boy Abunda,” this Saturday night, after “Banana Split” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Jennifer Aniston Gets Her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Jennifer Aniston Gets Her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

It's better late than never.

Jennifer Aniston was finally given her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, February 22.

The 43-year-old actress said she was "extremely flattered, humbled, nervous and excited" to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

"It feels very surreal to be honest. I was born here and it's sort of something you went and saw as a kid and got excited about just walking and seeing the names.

"To imagine that you're going to be there is really special. It's fun," Aniston was quoted saying.

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo - Guilty of Poll Sabotage? She's Not!

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo - Guilty of Poll Sabotage? She's Not!

Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo leaves the Pasay City court (Photo by Erik De Castro, Reuters)

... at least according to her.

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who arrived at the Pasay RTC wearing an off-white, long-sleeved dress and a neck brace, entered a not guilty plea to electoral sabotage charges when she faced a Pasay City court for her arraignment on Thursday, February 23.

Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio, who accompanied Mrs. Arroyo to the Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 112 together with her husband, former FG Jose Miguel and her sons, Camarines Sur Rep. Diosdado and Ang Galing Pinoy Rep. Juan Miguel, said the former President “very firmly” denied the charges lodged against her before the court.

Mrs. Arroyo, in a statement sent to the media after her arraignment, said she chose to face the court, presided by Judge Jesus Mupas, to show that she respects the judicial process.

Despite the continuous and massive vilification campaign against me and my family, I have always said that I will dispute all charges in the proper forum. I am submitting myself to this process not only to clear my name but also as part of my commitment to respect and abide by the rules and orders of our courts,” said Mrs. Arroyo, who now represents Pampanga's second legislative district in the House of Representatives.

She added that she hopes that “our leaders uphold and our people have faith in the constitution and the rule of law.”

The former President is being accused of ordering the rigging of the 2007 polls in favor of candidates running under the administration party.

- Source

Dahil sa Pag-ibig – Trailer Starring Piolo Pascual, Cristine Reyes, Maricar Reyes and Jericho Rosales

ABS-CBN's highly-anticipated Primetime Bida drama series titled “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” which features the Kapamilya network's most prized stars Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Maricar Reyes, and Cristine Reyes reveals its teaser trailer. See below:

This exciting teleserye will also showcase a powerhouse cast that includes Techie Agabayani, Sandy Andolong, Rey “PJ” Abellana, Denise Laurel, Rafael Rosell, and Christopher de Leon. “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” is directed by Darnel Villaflor and Avel Sunpongco.

The full trailer of “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” is set to premiere this Monday, February 27, on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

Luis Manzano Offers a New ‘Deal’ to Kapamilyas Beginning Saturday

Luis Manzano Offers a New ‘Deal’ to Kapamilyas Beginning Saturday

You may be the lucky one beginning Saturday (February 25) as ABS-CBN’s hit game show “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal” returns for another exciting season this time, with its newest host and ‘lucky charm’ Luis Manzano.

Viewers should watch out for the ‘kulitans’ and basically how I interact with the contestants. I have a very very big shoes to fill but more than this pressure, I just look forward to enjoying the experience,” said Luis.

One of the country’s most sought after and premiere hosts, Luis takes on KDOND after three successful seasons hosted by Queen of All Media Kris Aquino. Luis is no newbie when it comes to the hosting realm and in fact, has already proven his worth in the industry as one of the hosts of “E-Live” and “Pilipinas Got Talent.”

Everyone is indeed eagerly anticipating what the Endemol franchise will offer this season and how many lives it will change in a snap.

Among the things to watch out for is the new Banker who would offer tempting deals to the studio player. New briefcase girls, now called 24K girls, will also do the iconic ‘rampa’ and hold the amounts that will change the course of the game.

A whopping P2 million jackpot prize is still at stake if the contestant chose the winning briefcase.

Since its launch in 2006, a total of 21 millionaires were named in KDOND. It is one of the most successful game show in the country, not only for its ratings, but for the honor it brought to Filipinos when it was chosen by “Deal or No Deal” USA as the only Asian franchise to be part of its world tour edition in 2008. ABS-CBN’s PR campaign for the event also earned the show a Philippine Quill Award of Merit in the same year.

Playing for a deal of a lifetime this season premiere is newest Kapamilya Carmina Villaroel. Will she be lucky enough to pick the right briefcase? Will Banker give her a hard time? Will she join Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, Maja Salvador, Gerald Anderson and Jake Cuenca, Arnel Pineda, and Aiko Melendez in the roster of KDOND celebrity millionaires?

Don’t miss the premiere of “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal” hosted by Luis Manzano, this Saturday (February 25), 6 PM after “TV Patrol Weekend” on ABS-CBN.

Sneak Peek: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

Sneak Peek: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

From the creators of Despicable Me and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the much anticipated feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, a 3D-CG adaptation of the classic tale of a forest guardian who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for a real Truffula Tree, the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To get it he must find the story of the Lorax, the acerbic yet charming character who fights to protect his world.

Lending their vocal talents to the project are Danny Devito as the iconic title character of the Lorax and Ed Helms as the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their voices to the adventure are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic youth who searches for the Lorax, and Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift as Audrey, the girl of Ted’s dreams. Rounding out the cast are Rob Riggle (The Hangover, Big Miracle) as the villain O’Hare, Jenny Slate as Ted’s protective mother, and beloved actress Betty White as Ted’s wise Grammy Norma.

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is both a funny and emotional adventure highlighting the importance of balance between nature and progress. The film revolves around the Lorax, the hilarious and lovable character who goes to great lengths to protect the trees and the animals that inhabit them. After the Once-ler chops down a tree, the Lorax emerges angrily from a stump with a dire warning for the young entrepreneur.

The pastoral landscape of Truffula Valley is filled with a variety of animals - from soaring Swomee-Swans to harmonic Humming-Fish. Cutest of all are bearlike creatures known as Bar-ba-loots, who tumble among the Truffula Trees.

The Lorax’s job as guardian of the forest is put to the test when the ambitious young Once-ler chops down a Truffula Tree and threatens to chop down more to further his lofty business plan. Incensed by this uncaring act against nature, the Lorax angrily criticizes the Once-ler’s actions. From their first interaction, the Lorax and the Once-ler are at odds. Each is determined to get rid of the other, but over time they develop a mutual fondness for each other. Ultimately, the Lorax is no match for the greed and ambition that begins to consume the Once-ler, who stops at nothing to build his enterprise - even if it means chopping down every last tree and destroying the valley.

Years later, in a world devoid of trees, Ted ventures beyond the borders of his perfectly industrialized town of Thneedville on a journey to find the Once-ler and learn how he can bring home a tree for the girl of his dreams, Audrey.

Although hesitant at first, the Once-ler sees something in Ted that inspires him to tell the story of his encounter with the Lorax, which in turn inspires Ted’s mission to restore balance to Thneedville by bringing back Truffula Trees for the whole town.

“Dr. Seuss: The Lorax” is distributed and released by Universal Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corporation.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - Movie Trailer and Poster

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - Trailer and Poster

Check out the trailer and poster for Keira Knightley and Steve Carell latest movie "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World".

Synopsis: As an asteroid nears Earth, a man (Carell) finds himself alone after his wife (Connie Britton) leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor (Knightley) who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World which also stars Patton Oswalt, Adam Brody, and Melanie Lynskey hits theaters on June 22, 2012.


Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho Love Story Probed in ‘Showbiz Inside Report’

Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho Love Story Probed in ‘Showbiz Inside Report’

“Showbiz Inside Report” reveals the truth behind the scandal.

ABS-CBN’s showbiz-oriented talkshow “Showbiz Inside Report” will go through the lives of the two famous personalities behind the controversial break-up, Dra. Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho, this Saturday, February 25. Amid the scandalous separation, Carmina Villaroel, Janice de Belen, Joey Marquez and Ogie Diaz will get to know who the real Vicki and Hayden are behind the showbiz controversies they are involved in. How did their love story develop? What were the trials and difficulties that they experienced in their relationship? How did they cope with the involvement of the public in their relationship?

Don’t miss another must-see episode of ABS-CBN’s latest showbiz-oriented talkshow, “Showbiz Inside Report” every Saturday at 2:30pm, after “It’s Showtime.” For more updates, log-on at, follow @SIRTVOfficial on Twitter and ‘like’ their Facebook fanpage

Philippine Popular Music Festival (PhilPOP), a Songwriting Competition Created to Enliven the Philippine Music Industry

Philippine Popular Music Festival (PhilPOP), a Songwriting Competition Created to Enliven the Philippine Music Industry

There are competitions for aspiring singers, dancers, actors, models, bands, chefs, even children wanting to be chefs but what about for songwriters?

With a local music scene widely dominated by imported music, the Filipino songwriter has become a stranger in his own land.

With this in mind, prominent names from various industries have come together to spearhead the creation of the Philippine Popular Music Festival.

PhilPOP is a songwriting competition open to all amateur and professional Filipino composers. By March 1, 2012, interested composers can start submitting their entries online at The deadline of submission is on May 10, 2012. Song entries must be in MP3 format and can be in any popular music genre or a fusion of known genres, in any form or structure. Each entry must not exceed four minutes. Contestants can submit a maximum of two songs, either as a sole composer or as a collaborator. Song lyrics may be in Filipino, English, any Filipino dialect or a combination thereof.

There will be three levels of screenings and during the semi-finals, the judges will choose the top 14 finalists. The final performance and competition night will be held on July 14, 2012 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC). The grand prize winner will receive P1 million in cash and a trophy. The second and third runners up will each receive a trophy and P500,000 and P250,000 in cash respectively. All non-winning finalists will receive P50,000. A People’s Choice award will also be given to the entry with the most number of online and text votes. The winner will receive P200,000 and a trophy.

The competition hopes to provide a channel through which Filipino songwriters can create new songs and discover new expressions or genres in popular music. The organizers of PhilPOP also hope to start spark renewed enthusiasm and pride in Filipino music by starting a brand new collection of freshly produced Original Pilipino Music (OPM).

Filipinos, in general, are musically gifted,” music maestro and PhilPOP executive director Ryan Cayabyab said. “We are well-known the world over simply because of our immense talent. But we are not just a country of talented singers, dancers and actors. With PhilPOP, I also want to shine the spotlight on our world-class composers and songwriters,” he added. The renowned musician also noted that this songwriting event is not a “revival” of another popular songwriting competition in the past decade.

Maynilad president and chief executive Ricky Vargas, who is also the event’s organizing committee chairman, further noted the significance of PhilPOP. “It’s high time we celebrate the artistry of the Filipino songwriter. What better way to do that than by giving them an avenue to showcase home grown talent and shine on a stage of their own.”

Meanwhile, business icon and PhilPOP chairman, Manny Pangilinan, also shared his motivation for lending support to the competition. “There are two reasons why I'm back in the Philippines after living in Hong Kong for so many years. I miss our religion and our music. You hear God’s voice in music,” he said.

So what can our well-known composers say about the upcoming Philippine Popular Music Festival?

The Philippine Popular Music Festival should offer what we all have been missing – a worthy venue to showcase the best and the brightest in OPM,” - Ely Buendia, songwriter/ musician

Sobrang nakaka-excite ‘tong Philippine Popular Music Festival! More than a performer, a musician or anything else, I consider myself as a songwriter, and this makes it exciting for me…an event which will showcase the talent of my fellow Filipino songwriters. I honestly believe that this is what the music industry needs now: more original material. We have a deep bench of talented singers and musicians and we have to have a bigger pool of fresh new original songs to give them something new to sing. Revivals are okay but we need to come up with new songs to add to our piggy bank of classic Pinoy pop songs…and this Philippine Popular Music Festival will surely help our local music scene. Mabuhay ang original Pinoy music!,” - Chito Miranda, songwriter/performing and recording artist, Parokya ni Edgar

It’s more fun in the Philippines! The 1st Philippine Popular Music Festival is an awaited competition that will draw the creativity of Filipino composers, old and new. This competition is a welcome endeavor to propel original Pilipino music to be known and recognized globally,” - Noel Cabangon, songwriter

I'm so happy that a prestigious songwriting competition such as the Philippine Popular Music Festival is being launched! We in the OPM are supporting this show 100%! Mabuhay ang musikang Pilipino!,” - Ogie Alcasid, songwriter/multi-media artist/president of OPM

Finally a song writing festival where both young and old songwriters can share their creation. This will truly inspire everyone and give a new, fresh and dynamic meaning to OPM,” - Louie Ocampo, songwriter/producer/music director

I'm glad we're bringing back the SONG FESTIVAL. We need to encourage the young songwriters to write original music to express our own sentiments, tell our own story and re-awaken our natural gift for MELODY,” - Jose Mari Chan, songwriter/businessman

A free people must sing and dance to its own songs. Let our soul be expressed through its original musical expressions. Mabuhay ang Philippine Popular Music Festival!,” - Jim Paredes, songwriter/artist/teacher

Ang mga awit ay mahalaga dahil ito ang mga palatandaan ng ating buhay. (Songs are the markers of our lives),” - Raimund Marasigan, songwriter/producer/musician

We talk about the Golden Age of Philippine popular music like it's a thing of the past. With the Philippine Popular Music Festival, we can encourage, reward and sustain the creation of high-level Pinoy pop. Let us support thr true creative genius of the Filipino songwriter,” - Gerard Salonga, orchestra conductor/music director/arranger/composer

Such is the power of songs. Hindi kailangang magtibag ng bundok o mag-ahit ng gubat para makagawa ng bagay na kapakipakinabang. A good song can very well enrich everyone without having to make anyone poorer. By all means let’s have more of them!” - Gary Granada, songwriter/teacher

Everytime I listen to OPM, I marvel at how good Pinoy songwriters are. i'm glad there's a competition like this that acknowledges that. At the end of the day, it's really about heart and good songwriting. Mabuhay ang OPM,” - Ebe Dancel, songwriter/musician/recording artist

It's great to know that a truly prestigious competition will soon emerge. This will be a great venue to bring back the very best of OPM,” - Homer Flores, music director/musician/songwriter

It's been almost a decade since the last Metropop Song Festival. About time another prestigious songwriting contest was held. This will be very exciting,” - Trina Belamide, songwriter/past president of KATHA

This year will be a great time for Filipino composers to showcase some of their best compositions inthe 1st Philippine Popular Music I'm turning on my competition mode and pressuring myself to write my "career best" composition,” - Jonathan Manalo, songwriter/producer

This is the one very important event that’s been missing in our local music industry for a long time now. You have my support! Mabuhay and God bless!,” - Mel Villena, music director/arranger/musician/composer

This is exactly what the music community needs at this time – a grand festival that would put focus back on the Filipino songwriter,” - Debbie Gaite, General Manager, FILSCAP

The Philippine Popular Music Festival is jointly presented by Maynilad, Meralco, PLDT, Smart Communications, Sun Cellular, PICC, TV5, DDB Philippines and official press launch food provider, Via Mare.

Will Melason Rekindle Romance in ‘Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited’?

Will Melason Rekindle Romance in ‘Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited’?

Former housemates Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco finally confirmed rumors that they have broken up in “Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited,” which saw their apparent rift and return to the Big Brother house this week.

Melai, who has been giving Jason the silent treatment, admitted to housemate Deniesse that they have split up and is only waiting for Jason to apologize to her.

Jason, on the other hand, confessed to Big Brother that Melai might have felt insecure and unloved by Jason because of their misunderstandings. However, he insisted that he will not say sorry to her because he is not at fault.

Former “PBB Double Up” housemates Melai and Jason returned to the Big Brother house early this week to give out tasks aimed at bringing out the current housemates’ real personality. Now that they’re back in the famous house where their romance began, will Jason make a move to win Melai back?

Viewers also witnessed how evictee Paco effortlessly pretended as a homosexual and ‘came out’ to Tin early this week and even went as far as saying that he likes Carlo. This is to fulfill his task as a house player whose role is to bring out the remaining housemates’ true colors. Tune in this week to know how he will fare in Big Brother’s tasks, including trying the patience of eviction nominees Carlo, Deniesse, Seiichi and Tin.

Don’t miss the 12th eviction night of “PBB Unlimited” on Saturday (Feb 25) as one of the nominees will get the boot. To vote to save your favorite housemate, text BB(space)NAME OF HOUSEMATE and send it to 2331 for Globe, Sun Cellular, and TM subscribers, and 231 for Smart and Talk N’ Text subscribers. You may also vote online on

Don’t miss the exciting developments in “Pinoy Big Brother UnliDay” with Bianca Gonzalez weekdays after “Angelito: Batang Ama” in Kapamilya Gold and in “Pinoy Big Brother UnliNight” with Toni Gonzaga weeknights after “Budoy” in Primetime Bida. Also stay tuned to “PBB Unlimited Updates” with Robi Domingo during “Angelito: Batang Ama” and “E-Boy” on ABS-CBN. For the program’s updates, follow his Secretary on Twitter at @OfficialPBB4.

Oscars 2012 to Air Live via Satellite on Studio 23

Oscars 2012 to Air Live via Satellite on Studio 23

Studio 23 takes you on a front row seat to the Oscars as it exclusively airs the 84th Academy Awards via satellite on free television this Monday, February 27, at 10:30 AM.

Watch as the show celebrates the outstanding film achievements in 2011 and find out who among the nominated actors, actresses, or films will be immortalized in the movie industry by winning the coveted Oscar award given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Leading the pack this year with the most number of nominations earned is Martin Scorsese’s Paris’ adventure “Hugo” with eleven nods closely followed by the silent film “The Artist,” produced by Thomas Langmann, with ten.

Both films compete in the Best Picture category alongside family drama “The Descendants,” the September 11 story “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” drama set on women of 60s “The Help,” romantic fantasy “Midnight in Paris,” sports tale “Moneyball,” family chronicle “The Tree of Life,” and World War 1 epic “War Horse.”

For the Actor in a Leading Role category, it’s a tight match among Demian Bichir (“A Better Life”), George Clooney (“The Descendants”), Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”), Gary Oldman (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), and Brad Pitt (“Moneyball”).

Meanwhile, Meryl Streep padded her record as the most nominated actress in the Oscars, now having a total of 17 nominations, after being nominated in the Actress in a Leading Role category for her portrayal in “The Iron Lady.” Competing with her in the category are Glenn Close (“Albert Nobbs”), Viola Davis (“The Help”), Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), and Michelle Williams (“My Week with Marilyn”).

The 84th Academy Awards will be held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood with Billy Crystal hosting the show for the ninth time.

Among the presenters to watch out for are Michael Douglas, Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Ben Stiller, Emma Stone and Kristen Wiig while world renowned Cirque Du Soleil is set to perform largest Cirque cast ever assembled for a single act.

Adrien Brody Arrives in Manila

Adrien Brody Arrives in Manila

Is it really more fun in the Philippines?

That might be what Hollywood actor Adrien Brody, who is now here in the country, wanted to realize.

The Oscar Best Actor winner for his movie "The Pianist" in 2002 reportedly arrived in Manila early this week and now stays in one of our local beaches for some R&R.

Brody received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski's The Pianist.

Photo credit: Eva Cadelina

American Idol 11 – Top 24

American Idol 11 – Top 24

Here are the Idol hopefuls who have made it to the Top 24 of American Idol 2012.

American Idol 11 - Top 12 Females

1. Elise Testone – Twitter, Facebook
2. Haley Johnson – Twitter, Facebook
3. Shannon Magrane – Twitter, Facebook
4. Baylie Brown – Twitter, Facebook
5. Hallie Day – Twitter, Facebook
6. Jessica Sanchez – Twitter, Facebook
7. Jen Hirsh – Twitter, Facebook
8. Chelsea Sorrell – Twitter, Facebook
9. Skylar Laine – Twitter, Facebook
10. Erika Van Pelt – Twitter, Facebook
11. Brielle Von Hugel
12. Hollie Cavanagh – Twitter, Facebook

American Idol 11 - Top 12 Males

1. Eben Franckewitz – Twitter, Facebook
2. Reed Grimm – Twitter, Facebook
3. Heejun Han – Twitter, Facebook
4. Deandre Brackensick – Twitter, Facebook
5. Aaron Marcellus Sanders – Twitter, Facebook
6. Adam Brock – Twitter, Facebook
7. Creighton Fraker – Twitter, Facebook
8. Phillip Phillips – Twitter, Facebook
9. Joshua Ledet – Twitter, Facebook
10. Jeremy Rosado – Twitter, Facebook
11. Colton Dixon – Twitter, Facebook
12. Chase Likens – Twitter, Facebook

Image: Ohmypia from IDF

Marvin Reglos a San Beda Law Student Killed in Hazing

Marvin Reglos a San Beda Law Student Killed in Hazing

Marvin Reglos, a 25-year-old freshman law student from San Beda College, died from injuries sustained in an alleged hazing incident.

Reglos sustained severe bruises on several parts of his body as a result of his initiation rites in Lambda Rho Beta fraternity.

The victim was pronounced dead on arrival after his body was brought on Sunday night by two men on board a red Honda City with plate number WMF 174 at the Unciano Medical Center in Antipolo City.

Two suspects, alleged fraternity members Erick Edrosolano Castillo, 28; and Bodjie Amorin Yap, 24, were arrested on the same night Reglos was rushed to the hospital after they went back to the hospital, supposedly to check on the victim’s condition.

Police said the case is strong against the suspects after they found from their cellphones several text messages, supposedly from other fraternity members, warning not to speak out on the matter or reveal the identities of those behind the alleged hazing.

Yesterday, Reglos' father, Lucito, and sister, Lorvie, met with Justice Secretary Leila de Lima today to seek her help in the investigation into their kin's death and to request for a re-autopsy of Reglo's remains. De Lima has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), an attached agency of the Department of Justice (DOJ), to conduct a parallel probe into Reglos' death.

Incidentally, De Lima co-founded an ally sorority of the Lambda Rho Beta, the Lambda Rho Sigma.

The San Beda College of Law, meanwhile, condemned the violent killing of Reglos saying it was an “unlawful and dreadful act of violence.”

The San Beda College of law condemns the system of brotherhood that employs violence, intimidation, intentional force, or reckless imprudence as part of any of its ceremonies or practices. Consequently, the school does not recognize their existence,” the school said in a statement.

San Beda also said it will cooperate with the investigation of the National Bureau of Investigation and Philippine National Police.

The school’s administration, together with the Law Student Government, have also formed a committee to conduct the investigation of the administrative aspect.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Julie Ann San Jose Signs Recording Contract with GMA Records

Julie Ann San Jose Signs Recording Contract with GMA Records

Kapuso teen star and Youtube Singing Sensation Julie Ann San Jose inked an exclusive recording contract with GMA Records last Monday (February 21, 2012) at the GMA Network Center, Quezon City.

Present during the contract signing were (L to R) Marivic San Jose (Julie Anne’s mom), GMA Artist Center Executive Arsi Baltazar, GMA Network EVP and CFO & GMA Records EVP and COO Felipe S. Yalong, VP for Talent Development and Management Department Ida Henares and GMA Records Managing Director Rene Salta.

Julie Anne will be recording the theme songs of GMA Films’ upcoming projects My Kontrabida Girl & Just One Summer. Her first album under GMA Records is set to launch in the middle of this year.

Controversial Thriller “Anonymous” Exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas

Controversial Thriller “Anonymous” Exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas

Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Columbia Pictures' new thriller “Anonymous” speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Sigmund Freud, namely: who actually created the body of work credited to William Shakespeare?

Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. “Anonymous” poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when scandalous political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles lusting for the power of the throne were brought to light in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

To be shown soon exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3 and Trinoma), “Anonymous” stars Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Xavier Samuel, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall, Edward Hogg, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Derek Jacobi. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich from the script by John Orloff.

It might not seem that Roland Emmerich – best known as the director of the epic blockbusters “Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow” and “2012” – would necessarily choose as his next project a story set in Elizabethan England. However, for nearly ten years, he has wanted to make a film with the Shakespeare authorship question as a backdrop – a yearning that is fulfilled with “Anonymous.”

Screenwriter John Orloff says he had been fascinated by the Shakespeare authorship question since first learning about the controversy as a 25-year-old graduate student 20 years ago. “My first thought was, ‘Why had no one told me this?!’” he says. “My second thought was that this would make a fantastic film. It had everything – murder, sex, lies, betrayal – truly the stuff of Shakespearean drama.

In writing that story, Orloff centered around the idea of two writers – Shakespeare, the front man, and the true writer, behind the curtain. “Ben Jonson wrote the introduction to the first folio, the first official published plays of Shakespeare – he writes this beautiful, beautiful poem dedicated to Shakespeare who by that point, had been dead for several years. But if you read other Jonson works, some shorter poems or some of his plays, he’s not quite so laudatory of Shakespeare and his poems actually make fun of him and are very angry with him. It made me think that Jonson was talking about two different people – one, the true poet, and the other, a fraud.”

Emmerich was immediately receptive to Orloff’s idea – and the director had some big ideas that he felt the story could support. “The script is very much about the relationship between Ben Jonson, William Shakespeare, and Edward De Vere – that is very much the heart of the movie – but I felt it just needed a little more than that. I asked myself, ‘What was the most important thing in that era?’ and it was clearly succession” – the question of who would follow the heirless Elizabeth on the throne.

I had a little story about art and jealousy,” says Orloff, “and with that suggestion, Roland wanted to propel the script into a whole new dimension of dramatic possibility.

What intrigued me was not just the idea that William Shakespeare did not write the plays,” says Emmerich. “That spark opened up all sorts of avenues for the story, to look at the creative fire in people and to explore the relationship between art and politics – is the pen truly mightier than the sword?

Tackling a subject that is so widely discussed and documented proved rather tricky for Orloff in the early stages of his script writing. He says, “Writing something that is based on non-fiction and historical material simply has to find a way to balance between fact and drama,” says Orloff. “We tried as much as possible to keep to historical facts – and I’m very proud of how accurate it is, as long as you take the conceit that the movie portrays DeVere as the writer of the works and not William Shakespeare. Not everyone’s going to agree with that!

Roland has such a feel for the exciting topics that get people out of their chairs,” says producer Kirstin Winkler. “I certainly don’t think that the film is trying to dictate his story as the truth; it’s just one take on the authorship question, telling one tale.”

That said, Winkler goes on that she expects Emmerich’s film to be controversial. “There is quite a radical group of Stratfordians out there who feel very strongly about preserving the image of Shakespeare as the writer of the plays and sonnets,” she says.

But controversy aside, actor David Thewlis says that the film works well simply as a story. “No matter what you believe, it’s a great story,” he says. “Roland is very passionate about authorship question and he wants to put it to a wider audience. He is a very mischievous man, but I think he’s been rather daring to do this story – he likes to push people’s buttons.”

Vina Morales Turns into a Nun this Saturday

Vina Morales Turns into a Nun this Saturday

Singer-actress Vina Morales portrays the character of a nun in “Maalaala Mo Kaya” this Saturday (February 25).

She gives life to the role of Jane, a teacher who stood up to her faith and became a nun despite of her family’s disapproval. But Jane eventually left the convent to marry the man she unexpectedly fell in love with. Unfortunately, Jane’s faith will be tested with her husband’s infidelity.

Together with Vina in the “MMK” episode are Mark Gil, Gina Pareño, Boots Anson-Roa, Mikylla Ramirez, Sharlene San Pedro, Menggie Cobarubbias, Tess Antonio, Eda Nollan, Almira Muhlach, Khaycee Aboloc, Patrick Sugui, and Johan Santos.

Don’t miss another master piece this Saturday in the longest running drama anthology of Asia, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK), after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to, follow MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like”

Aboard with the King of the World and Rose in ‘Titanic’ 3D

Aboard with the King of the World and Rose in ‘Titanic’ 3D

Return to the deep as 20th Century fox brings back “Titanic” in 3D to the big screen on a global theatrical release on April coinciding with its 100th anniversary since sailing.

Opening April 7th in the Phils., the most celebrated film in history is presented to an untapped new generation of audience in 3D format.

James Cameron who pioneered the first and only truly immersive 3D in “Avatar” brings back timeless “Titanic” in its full glory with enhanced, never-before-seen experience re-mastered in digital 3D. Starring today’s most admired and accomplished actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, “Titanic” first released in 1997 is an epic romance and disaster film. A fictionalized story of what was then believed to be unsinkable, “Titanic” is the voyage of the most luxurious ship ever built, the RMS Titanic where Jack (DiCaprio) and Rose (Winslet) fall in love aboard the ship during its ill-fated maiden voyage.

Amid the thick crowd of well-wishers before the ship’s sail, Rose and Jack would soon meet that would change their lives forever. Rose, a 17-year-old belonging to the upper class American society is suffocating under the rigid expectations of her class suddenly finds herself drawn to the free-spirited steerage passenger Jack. Rose and Jack’s forbidden love begins a powerful mystery that ultimately echoes across the years into the present. Nothing on earth is going to come between them — not even something as unimaginable as the sinking of Titanic.

Prepare to board when “TITANIC” 3D sets sail once again worldwide on April 7 (Saturday) from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros. (in Philippines).




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