Sarah Geronimo Grants a Popster’s Wish on ‘Sarah G. Live’ this Sunday

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Sarah Geronimo Grants a Popster’s Wish on ‘Sarah G. Live’ this Sunday


The pilot of Filipino Pop Royalty Sarah Geronimo’s newest musical variety show “Sarah G. Live” was indeed a success as it reigned in the nationwide ratings and became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.

With the utmost support that the Kapamilyas have given her, the Popstar Princess became more driven to work harder and take her performance to the next level this Sunday (March 4) as Sarah offers jaw-dropping numbers that will surely wow the audiences. Also, watch out for the newest segment ‘Sarah loves You’ where the Popstar Princess grants the wish of a Popster from Negros Oriental. Meanwhile, Sarah will joke and share her laughs with the funniest comediennes Pokwang, Pooh and K Brosas.

Don’t miss the grandest live concert experience this Sunday in “Sarah G. Live,” starting 8:30pm, after “Rated K.”

For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @SGLiveOFFICIAL on Twitter or like SarahGLiveOFFICIAL on Facebook.

Toni Gonzaga Wansapanataym Month-Long Special Starts March 10

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Toni Gonzaga Wansapanataym Month-Long Special Starts March 10


Multimedia star Toni Gonzaga is going to teach kids and families different life lessons not once but four times this month as she stars in the first ever month-long special of “Wansapanataym” starting on March 10.

Watch and learn different realizations from different stories as Toni gives life to different characters each week. The multimedia star will impart different values to every family as she takes on the roles of a witch, a guy turned into a woman, and an extraordinary weather girl. Discover the different experiences Toni will embark that will help in shaping the personality of her characters.

Also starring in the month-long special are Guji Lorenzana, Isay Alvarez, Atoy Co, Angel Sy, Nina Dolino, Bryan Termulo, Eda Nolan, Tess Antonio, Cecile Paz, Dexter Doria, Janine Bernardin and many more.

The ‘Witchy Mitch’ episode of the month-long special was written by Joel Mercado and directed by Eric Salud, while the ‘Hannah Panahon’ episode was written by Noreen Capili and directed by Don Cuaresma.

Don’t miss the first month-long special of “Wansapanataym” this March 10, after “Kapamilya: Deal or No Deal” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, logon to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

‘ASAP 2012′ Runs the World this Sunday

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‘ASAP 2012′ Runs the World this Sunday


ASAP 2012” ignites television screens this Sunday (March 4) with flaming and fiery performances and talents from the ASAP family led by a remarkable heartfelt production number from Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano on ‘With Love, Gary V.’

Supah Hot ASAP Girls Cristine Reyes, Iza Calzado, Maja Salvador and KC Concepcion kick off the women’s month as they mark their teritory on the ASAP dancefloor, while ASAP’s Ultimate Men pay tribute to women with a rousing opening salvo. Meanwhile, fall in love with the charms of the hottest idols Xian Lim, Matteo Guidicelli and Markki Stroem.

Girl power reigns as Starpower Champ Angeline Quinto wows everyone once again with an unforgettable song number on ‘Angeline on Q.’ Meanwhile, Pinoy Champ Jovit Baldivino steals the spotlight with his multi-platinum record, as ASAP Sessionistas give Kapamilyas a full concert experience. Concert King Martin Nievera, Zsazsa Padilla, Vina Morales, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Jed Madela, Nikki Gil, and Karylle are going to blow everyone away as their flawless voices fill the ASAP Centerstage.

ASAP welcomes two of the newest Kapamilya teleseryes as Piolo Pascual, Maricar Reyes and Jericho Rosales of “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” and the magical cast of “Wako-Wako” grace the centerstage; while the “Budoy” cast led by Gerald Anderson, Jessy Mendiola and Enrique Gil extend their appreciation and bid their farewell as the show comes to a close. Star Cinema’s newest movie “Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang” leadstars Erich Gonzales and Derek Ramsay are going to surprise everyone with an unexpected duet.

Everyone should get their temperatures checked as Enrique, Enchong Dee, Sam Concepcion, Rayver Cruz, Iya Villania, Empress and John Prats spread the ‘Dougie Fever’ on Supahdance.

Takeover the world 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 noon, on ABS-CBN. For updates, photos and to hang out live with the stars at ASAP Chill-Out, simply visit http://asap.abs-cbn.com/, follow @ASAPOFFICIAL on Twitter, or ‘like’ http://facebook.com/asapofficial.

Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang Love Scene with Erich: "Mas Better Than No Other Woman." - Derek

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Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang Love Scene with Erich: "Mas Better Than No Other Woman." - Derek


Derek Ramsay, the male lead star of Star Cinema's upcoming horror/suspense movie “Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang”, talks about his love scene with co-star Erich Gonzales.

Derek said his kissing scenes with Erich in the movie are even more intimate than those he did on “No Other Woman.”

I must say, my kissing scenes with Erich are on a different level. Iba talaga and mas better than ‘No Other Woman.’ Mas passionate 'yung kay Erich dahil mag-asawa role namin dito. Wala na 'yung mga kagat labi,” he said.

Derek and Erich play a loving couple desperate to have a child settled down in a peaceful yet secluded community. The couple where overjoyed when Corazon finally bore a child, but such happiness was short-lived when the child died upon its delivery. Everything started to go downhill that ultimately creates the very first Filipino folklore monstrosity, the Aswang.

Directed by Richard Somes and produced by Skylight Films, Reality Entertainment & Star Cinema, “Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang” will hit the theaters starting March 14, 2012.


Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang - Trailer:

Shaina Magdayao Temporarily Leaves Showbiz

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Shaina Magdayao Temporarily Leaves Showbiz


Shaina Magdayao had a slight accident while performing on ASAP 2012 last Sunday, February 26, making her decide to temporarily leave showbiz while on recovery stage.

Shaina sustained an ankle injury during her production number and still could not walk alone until now.

John Lloyd Cruz, the actress-performer's boyfriend, gave an update on Shaina's current health condition.

‘Yung ankle niya namaga, hanggang ngayon maga siya. Hindi naman siya na-confine sa hospital. Naka-bandage lang at pinapahinga lang niya. Actually, hindi pa siya makalakad,” Cruz told Push.ph.

Cha-Cha Cañete’s Kiddie Rockstar Music Video on ‘Goin’ Bulilit’

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Cha-Cha Cañete’s Kiddie Rockstar Music Video on ‘Goin’ Bulilit’


Her humor and innate charm was first noticed in a real estate TV commercial that caught everyone’s attention. Now, “Goin’ Bulilit” star Cha-Cha Cañete is ready to showcase the bubblier side of her - as a Bulilit rockstar.

This Sunday in “Goin’ Bulilit,” Cha-Cha’s music video entitled “Bakit O Bakit” will be seen for the first time on national television. The said song is her carrier single for her upcoming album “Bulilit Rockstar.”

In the music video, Cha-Cha proves that even kids like her can also delve into rock music and be great at it! The video’s cool theme also reflects the colorful lives of happy grade schoolers like her. Popular rock band Tanya Markova also jazz up the video’s storyline. It was directed by Yan Yuzon while the song was written by Marlon Lucas and composed by Mandi Ferrer.

The lyrics of “Bakit O Bakit,” talk about the natural curiosity of children on a lot of things and those who frequently ask the question “why” are those who tend to grow up more intelligent.

Besides being a most sought after child actress and recording artist, Cha-Cha is also a consistent first honor student. She appears regularly on the country’s top-rating and longest-running kiddie gag show “Goin’ Bulilit,” and Anak TV award-winning show “Biyaheng Bulilit” on Studio 23.

Catch Goin’ Bulilit every Sunday after “TV Patrol Weekend” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, logon to http://twitter.com/abscbndotcom.

Pepito Manaloto Visits Singapore

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Pepito Manaloto Visits Singapore


Philippines’ Number 1 broadcasting company, GMA Network, continues to prove its edge in innovation, quality, and world-class programs as Pepito Manaloto – the first-ever reality sitcom on Philippine television – wins Best Situational Comedy at the recently concluded 8th USTV Students’ Choice Awards.

This month, Pepito Manaloto goes to Singapore to shoot some exciting scenes in the Merlion City for a two-part special.

Joining Michael V. in Singapore are Pepito Manaloto cast members Manilyn Reynes, Jake Vargas, Angel Satsumi, John Feir, and Ronnie Henares. Playing special guest roles are Kapuso stars German “Kuya Germs” Moreno, Kevin Santos, and Filipino-Canadian YouTube sensation, Mikey Bustos.




Under the direction of well-respected director Bert de Leon, this side-splitting reality-sitcom tells the almost true-to-life story and adventures of Pepito Manaloto (Michael V), a poor man who simply dreams of providing a comfortable life for his wife Elsa (Manilyn Reynes), son Chito (Jake Vargas), and daughter Clarissa (Angel Satsumi).



Don’t miss the exciting journey of Pepito and his family as they visit the beautiful country of Singapore. Pepito Manaloto’s two-part Singapore special which will air on March 4 and 11, 2012 after 24 Oras Weekend on GMA 7.

'Walang Hanggan' Now Becomes Primetime's Runaway Winner

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'Walang Hanggan' Now Becomes Primetime's Runaway Winner

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from February 28 to March 1, 2012 among Mega Manila households (People Ratings):

February 28, Tuesday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.6%
2. Chef Boy Lagro Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 7.2%
3. Kokak (GMA-7) - 6.6%
4. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 6.5%
5. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 5.8%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Dalawa Laban Sa Mundo (GMA-7) - 5.5%
7. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 5.3%
8. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 4.9%
9. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 4.6%
10. Sinetanghali: The Mummy Tomb of the Dragon (TV5) - 3.9%

Primetime:
1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 13.4%
2. Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 13.1%
3. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 11.5%
4. Biritera (GMA-7) - 11.4%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 11.2%
6. My Beloved (GMA-7) - 11.1%
7. Legacy (GMA-7) - 10.8%
8. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 9.8%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 9.5%
10. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 8.8%

February 29, Wednesday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 9.8%
2. Kokak (GMA-7) - 7.3%
3. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 6.6%
4. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 6.5%
5. Chef Boy Lagro Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 6%
6. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 5.1%
7. Kapuso Movie Festival: Matakot Ka Sa Karma (GMA-7) - 4.8%
8. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 4.1%
9. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) / Angelito Batang Ama (ABS-CBN) - 3.8%
10. Detective Conan - 3.6%

Primetime:
1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 12.9%
2. Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 12.7%
3. Biritera (GMA-7) - 11.6%
4. My Beloved (GMA-7) - 11.4%
5. Legacy (GMA-7) - 10.8%
6. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 10.2%
7. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 10.1%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 10%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 8.7%
10. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 7.3%

March 1, Thursday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.1%
2. Kokak (GMA-7) - 7.3%
3. Chef Boy Lagro Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 7.1%
4. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 6.5%
5. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 6.4%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Mayor Latigo (GMA-7) - 5.5%
7. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 4.5%
8. Super Sine 5: Red Water (TV5) - 4.4%
9. Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 4.2%
10. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 3.9%

Primetime:
1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 13.7%
2. My Beloved (GMA-7) / Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 12.8%
3. Biritera (GMA-7) - 11.7%
4. Legacy (GMA-7) - 11.2%
5. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 10.9%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 10.7%
7. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 9.9%
8. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 8.7%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 8.5%
10. Alice Bungisngis and Her Wonder Walis (GMA-7) - 6.6%


Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from February 28 to March 1, 2012 among Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):

February 28, Tuesday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 26.5%
2. Kokak (GMA-7) - 17.9%
3. Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 17.4%
4. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 17.2%
5. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 16.4%
6. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 13.3%
7. Kapuso Movie Festival: Dalawa Laban Sa Mundo (GMA-7) - 13.1%
8. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 12.2%
9. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 11.1%
10. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (GMA-7) - 10.5%

Primetime:
1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 26.3%
2. Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 25.6%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 23.8%
4. Biritera (GMA-7) - 22.6%
5. My Beloved (GMA-7) - 21.7%
6. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 21.5%
7. Legacy (GMA-7) - 20.9%
8. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 20%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 19.2%
10. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 18.9%

February 29, Wednesday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 25%
2. Kokak (GMA-7) - 19%
3. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 16.8%
4. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 16.6%
5. Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 15.6%
6. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 13.4%
7. Kapuso Movie Festival: Matakot Ka Sa Karma (GMA-7) - 11.5%
8. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 10.2%
9. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 10.1%
10. Angelito Batang Ama (ABS-CBN) - 9.8%

Primetime:
1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 25.4%
2. Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 24.8%
3. Biritera (GMA-7) - 24.3%
4. My Beloved (GMA-7) - 23.2%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 22.3%
6. Legacy (GMA-7) - 21.4%
7. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 20.6%
8. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 20%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 17.2%
10. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 17.1%

March 1, Thursday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 25.3%
2. Kokak (GMA-7) - 19%
3. Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 17.7%
4. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 17.2%
5. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 17.1%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Mayor Latigo (GMA-7) - 14.1%
7. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 11.8%
8. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 11%
9. Detective Conan (GMA-7) - 10.9%
10. Slam Dunk (ABS-CBN) - 9.7%

Primetime:
1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 26.8%
2. Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 24.7%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 24.2%
4. My Beloved (GMA-7) - 24.1%
5. Biritera (GMA-7) - 23.4%
6. Legacy (GMA-7) - 21.7%
7. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 21.6%
8. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 20.5%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 19.1%
10. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 18.1%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

Cha-Cha Cañete’s Kiddie Rockstar Music Video on ‘Goin’ Bulilit’

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Cha-Cha Cañete’s Kiddie Rockstar Music Video on ‘Goin’ Bulilit’


Her humor and innate charm was first noticed in a real estate TV commercial that caught everyone’s attention. Now, “Goin’ Bulilit” star Cha-Cha Cañete is ready to showcase the bubblier side of her - as a Bulilit rockstar.

This Sunday in “Goin’ Bulilit,” Cha-Cha’s music video entitled “Bakit O Bakit” will be seen for the first time on national television. The said song is her carrier single for her upcoming album “Bulilit Rockstar.”

In the music video, Cha-Cha proves that even kids like her can also delve into rock music and be great at it! The video’s cool theme also reflects the colorful lives of happy grade schoolers like her. Popular rock band Tanya Markova also jazz up the video’s storyline. It was directed by Yan Yuzon while the song was written by Marlon Lucas and composed by Mandi Ferrer.

The lyrics of “Bakit O Bakit,” talk about the natural curiosity of children on a lot of things and those who frequently ask the question “why” are those who tend to grow up more intelligent.

Besides being a most sought after child actress and recording artist, Cha-Cha is also a consistent first honor student. She appears regularly on the country’s top-rating and longest-running kiddie gag show “Goin’ Bulilit,” and Anak TV award-winning show “Biyaheng Bulilit” on Studio 23.



Catch Goin’ Bulilit every Sunday after “TV Patrol Weekend” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, logon to http://twitter.com/abscbndotcom.

‘Kapamilya Deal or No Deal’ Premiere Soared High on Ratings, Trended on Twitter

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‘Kapamilya Deal or No Deal’ Premiere Soared High on Ratings, Trended on Twitter


Filipinos nationwide accepted the new ‘deal’ offered by host Luis Manzano after the much-awaited comeback of the hit game show “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal” soared high on its pilot telecast last Saturday (February 25).

Based on data from Kantar Media, Deal scored an average national TV rating of 21.7% versus its rival game show “Manny Many Prizes” with only 10%. The show was also talked about online as it trended worldwide on Twitter. Luis is very thankful for the viewers’ support. Despite being credited for the success of the show, Luis quipped “The show is not just about the host, it’s the energy that everyone chips in to make it an exciting show and hopefully give someone P2 million.”



Don’t miss another exciting episode of “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal” this Saturday (March 3) as actor Joey Marquez tries his shot at the jackpot. Will Joey make the right deal or will the Banker outsmart him/her? KDOND airs 6PM, after “TV Patrol Weekend” on ABS-CBN.

LJ Reyes Covers Playboy Magazine March 2012 Issue

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LJ Reyes Covers Playboy Magazine March 2012 Issue


Kapuso talent LJ Reyes is the sexy cover girl of Playboy Philippines Magazine March 2012 issue.



Playboy Magazine March 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.

Chavit Singson Airplane Party with Sexy Women Photo Goes Viral

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Chavit Singson Airplane Party with Sexy Women Photo Goes Viral


Ilocos Sur Governor Luis "Chavit" Singson photo partying in an airplane with sexy women goes viral. It is now the hot topic on several social networking and blog sites.

In the photo, Singson was shown seating on the side of the plane holding what appears to be a drink while the sexy Brazilian women were ganging up on him (ikaw na ang maging Chavit Singson).

In an interview with ABS-CBNnews.com, Singson admitted the party really happened in his private airplane but likewise clarified that the party was only set up for a liquor ad shoot.

American Idol Season 11 Top 13 Performance Videos

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American Idol Season 11 Top 13 Performance Videos


The Top 13 American Idol hopefuls have been revealed!

After over 33 million votes gathered over 2 nights performances, 5 boys and 5 girls were chosen based votes and will automatically go through, while the judges pick 3 wild cards to complete this season's Top 13.


American Idol Season 11 - Top 13:
(to view their performance, click HERE)

Phillip Phillips

Hollie Cavanagh

Jessica Sanchez

Joshua Ledet

Heejun Han

Shannon Magrane

Skylar Laine

Elise Testone

Colton Dixon

Jermaine Jones

Erika Van Pelt (wildcard picked by Randy Jackson)

Jeremy Rosado (wildcard picked by Jennifer Lopez)

Deandre Brackensick (wildcard picked by Steven Tyler)

‘Wako Wako’ Premieres March 5 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida

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‘Wako Wako’ Premieres March 5 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida


After their sweet, cool and blockbuster tandem in their 2010 movie “Ang Tanging Ina Mo [Last ‘Na To],” acclaimed director Wenn Deramas is excited to work once again with Comedy Concert Queen Ai Ai delas Alas in ABS-CBN’s newest fantaserye “Wako Wako,” which will air on March 5.

Ai Ai said that in his reunion with Direk Wenn, she intends to give not only pure entertainment, but also inspiration to more Filipinos. She recounted that her tandem with Deramas in movies became a hit not only on its hilarious content, but also because of the life lessons it offered to the moviegoers.

In her preparation for the new project, Ai Ai went to the Holy Land recently and visited some important places in Jesus’ life. In her pilgrimage, the Comedy Concert Queen took the chance to reflect on her life and thanked the Lord for the blessings she continues to receive.

Also featured in “Wako Wako” is the called young Coco Martin Yogo Singh. For his first ever big break, Yogo is very much excited. He never thought that portraying Coco would be a sign of something big that will be offered to him.




Besides Ai Ai and Yogo, also casted in “Wako Wako” are Vandolph Quizon, Glady’s Reyes, Maricar de Mesa, Malou de Guzman, Dennis Padilla, Carlos Agassi, Abby Bautista, Marki Stroem, Lizel Garcia, Eagle Riggs, DJ Durano and Franco Daza. Other members of the program’s cast are ecstatic to be part of the project, since it’s headed by a renowned director and starred by the Comedy Concert Queen.





“Wako Wako” is a story of seven-year-old boy Muymuy (Yogo), who yearns to make his father, a respected policeman, proud. His cowardice nature, however, prevents him to do so. He will discover a magical creature and he’ll call it Wako. Wako-Wako fulfills all his wishes, but soon Muymuy discovers that every granted wish comes with a price.

A mysterious lady named Dyosa Marishka finds Muymuy and tells him that Wako is an Arukan and that she is a goddess of wishes in need of help from the creature. The goddess needs to find seven people who will provide pure selfless wishes to save her kingdom and bring her back to power. In return, Wako helps Muymuy with his family’s problems in this endearing tale of friendship and relations.




Catch “Wako Wako” premiering on March 5 (Monday), before “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN. For more updates like “Wako Wako’s official Face book page http://www.facebook.com/wakowako.abscbn.

Jessica Sanchez Made it to American Idol Top 13

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Jessica Sanchez Made it to American Idol Top 13


The results are in!

After over 33 million votes gathered over 2 nights performances, American Idol revealed its Top 13 in the results show held on March 1, 2012 (March 2 in Manila).

5 boys and 5 girls were chosen based votes and will automatically go through, while the judges pick 3 wild cards to complete this season's Top 13.


American Idol 11 Top 13:

Phillip Phillips

Hollie Cavanagh



Jessica Sanchez

Joshua Ledet

Heejun Han

Shannon Magrane

Skylar Laine

Elise Testone

Colton Dixon

Jermaine Jones

Erika Van Pelt (wildcard picked by Randy Jackson)

Jeremy Rosado (wildcard picked by Jennifer Lopez)

Deandre Brackensick (wildcard picked by Steven Tyler)


Eliminated Idol hopefuls:

Baylie Brown

Brielle Von Hugel (competed in the wildcard round)

Chelsea Sorrell

Aaron Marcellus

Creighton Fraker

Reed Grimm (competed in the wildcard round)

Hallie Day

Adam Brock

Jen Hirsch (competed in the wildcard round)

Eben Franckewitz

Haley Johnsen

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Julia Montes and Joseph Marco Cover CHALK Magazine March 2012 Issue

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Julia Montes and Joseph Marco Cover CHALK Magazine March 2012 Issue



Welcome summer with style and the means to rule the world with “Chalk” Magazine’s March 2012 issue!

This month marks the end of the school year, but it also means new beginnings as the class of ’12 gets ready to take on the real world - get to know 13 graduating students who are gearing up to chase their dreams.

Be ready for summer as Chalk gives you beauty tips and makeup looks fit for the season of sun. Pair these with tribal and floral prints, the latest “it” color, and more on-trend pieces, and you’ll definitely be summer-ready.

Plus, get to know the boys of Jr. NBA representing the next generation of basketball stars and take a peek at the best-looking offices in the metro.

Gracing the cover are newest ambassadors of a popular softdrinks brand Julia Montes and Joseph Marco, who share the secrets behind their success at such a young age.

Grab a copy now of Chalk magazine’s March issue at all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide and get ready to face the world in style.

Also, get a sneak peak on what’s inside the current issue of Chalk as well browse contents of some of its past issues on GotChalk Google Chrome App.

To download, just go to http://chrome.google.com/webstore and type GotChalk in the search bar. Hit the install button and launch the applications through buttons found in Google Chrome’s default home view.

Christian Bautista and Noel Cabangon Receive Record Awards

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Christian Bautista and Noel Cabangon Receive Record Awards


It was a big day for Universal Records as two of its prime artists Noel Cabangon and Christian Bautista were presented record awards for their respective albums.

Noel’s Byahe was given a Double Platinum Record Award, while Christian’s Outbound was awarded a Gold Record Award.

At this day of piracy and downloading, it is really an achievement that albums still sell,” says Universal Records Kathleen Dy-Go. “We are so proud to have the bestselling artists in our roster.”

Noel is currently working on a follow-up to the successful Byahe album and is now currently promoting his latest album Panaginip.

Mabuhay ang lahat ng nagmamahal sa OPM,” declares Noel. “Maraming salamat sa lahat ng sumuporta.”

Christian, on the other hand, has just released an expanded version of his Outbound album called First Class.

What a fitting way to start the celebration of my 10 years in showbiz,” shares Christian. “I am so blessed to have everyone supporting me and my music.

“The Avengers” New Official Trailer Revealed

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“The Avengers” New Official Trailer Revealed


The countdown to the opening of “Marvel's The Avengers” just got faster with the big reveal of its new, full trailer! Watch below:





Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers” - the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since.



Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in the Philippines on April 25, 2012.

Manny Pangilinan Confirms Ongoing Negotiation to Buy-out GMA-7

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Manny Pangilinan Confirms Ongoing Negotiation to Buy-out GMA-7


Now it can be told.

Manny V. Pangilinan, Chairman of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and TV5, reveals he is in talks to buy GMA Network.

Pangilinan said he's been negotiating for the purchase of GMA Network as early as 2002, and talks were recently revived.

He, however, clarified that the talks are just preliminary.

"We've talked to them since 2002. Then maybe 5 years ago. Very, very preliminary," he said.

If the deal pushes through, GMA-7 will be the latest addition to Pangilinan's media empire, which already counts TV5 , and a minority stake in broadsheets Philippine Daily Inquirer and BusinessWorld.

Pangilinan assured TV 5 that it will not be neglected and the station's employees won't lose their jobs.

"What we want to hold sacred are the initial batch of people who joined when we're just starting," he said. "We're not abandoning them for another TV network we're investing in. They need not worry."

Why is someone who got flak for putting PLDT and Digitel together contemplating a mega-merger and investments in another industry?

"The intent is to replicate what other media groups have done elsewhere in the world," Pangilinan said.

Asked if he is "doing a Rupert Murdoch" - the Australian media mogul - Pangilinan said Murdoch is "sui generis" (class of his own).

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Sarah Geronimo - "Tuloy" Music Video (Coke's 100th Anniversary Theme Song)

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Sarah Geronimo - "Tuloy" Music Video (Coke's 100th Anniversary Theme Song)


Watch here the music video of "Tuloy" - Coke's 100th Anniversary Theme Song - featuring Sarah Geronimo with Gary Valeciano and Rex Tolledo aka Somedaydream:


Mariel Roriguez Hosts New Clip Show ‘Video Incredible’ on TV5

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Mariel Roriguez Hosts New Clip Show ‘Video Incredible’ on TV5


Mariel Rodriguez shares love gone wrong in the premiere of her new show “Video Incredible” on TV5 this Saturday.

While Wil Time Bigtime host Mariel Rodriguez is still noticeably on cloud nine with her actor-husband Robin Padilla, love is not always sweet for couples on the other side of the world. This Saturday (March 3) at 2:30pm, Mariel shares love which turned sour in the premiere episode of Video Incredible, TV5’s newest clip show that juggles information with entertainment through funny and sometimes irreverent documentary videos.

The perky and bubbly Mariel presents the world’s sweetest, funniest and most heartbreaking videos - all in the name of love on “Faces and Phases of Love” episode. Whether it’s on tears of joy or tears of sorrow, Video Incredible has got them covered.

In the following weeks, feed your mind and your heart at the same time with laughter with the line-up of thought-out episodes in store for Kapatids who look for intelligent but entertaining show every Saturday. Kapatid stars Wendell Ramos, Arnel Ignacio and Zoren Legazpi will soon grace the show to present videos with various topics including death-defying stunts, practical jokes and even dumb criminals.

Watch out for Video Incredible’s rich library of outrageous and mind-boggling videos every week starting on Saturday, 2:30-3:30pm after Paparazzi only on TV5.

Jessica Sanchez American Idol 2012 - Top 12 Girls Performance

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Jessica Sanchez American Idol 2012 - Top 12 Girls Performance


Jessica Sanchez performed “Love You I Do” on American Idol Season 11 Top 12 Girls performance night. Watch below:





Judges comments:

Randy Jackson:That girl can really sing. One of the best of the last 2 nights.

Jennifer Lopez: “The whole things is beyond your years.”

Steven Tyler:You’ve got exceptional timing. Your voice is perfect. They need to pay you the next time you sing the National Anthem for the Chargers.

Anne Curtis Covers METRO Magazine March 2012 Issue

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Anne Curtis Covers METRO Magazine March 2012 Issue


Host-actress-concert performer Anne Curtis is the cover star of Metro Magazine March 2012 issue where she tagged as "Modern Heroine" clad on a green and 3d floral Louis Vuitton dress.

Metro Fashion issue this month also features Show Stopping Style (trends to wear now- aquatic, pastel, and 3d floral) and best of Spring/Summer 2012 from Manila, Milan, London, New York and Paris. The magazine also has its own fearless forecasts of the recently staged Oscars award.

Metro Magazine March 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Welcome Baby Samuel Garner Affleck

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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Welcome Baby Samuel Garner Affleck


Hollywood power couple Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck have welcomed their third child, a baby boy, on Monday, February 27.

The proud dad first announced the good news on his facebook account saying that he is happy to announce Jennifer gave birth to a healthy baby boy they named Samuel Garner Affleck.




Jennifer and Ben, now both 39-year-old, wed in June 2005 at a private ceremony in Turks and Caicos, in the Caribbean. They welcomed their first daughter, Violet, in December 2005, and second daughter Seraphina in 2009.

The couple, both 39, announced they were expecting their third child in August last year and while they did not reveal the baby's sex, Garner told chat show host Jay Leno in January this year that they knew.

"It would be so weird to have a boy," Garner was quoted as having told Ellen DeGeneres. She also said it would be "cool and different."

On Sarah Geronimo Calling Him Babe: "Kinilig ako. Nanghina tuhod ko." - Gerald Anderson

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On Sarah Geronimo Calling Him Babe: "Kinilig ako. Nanghina tuhod ko." - Gerald Anderson


Gerald Anderson was positively shocked and revealed his knees felt weak when he heard his rumored girlfriend Sarah Geronimo call him "babe" during the taping of a VTR aired on "Sarah G Live!" last Sunday, February 26.

The couple (?) were shown dating inside a yacht. Sarah, during their karaoke session, suddenly blurted out "Hanap lang ako, babe" while flipping through a songbook. Both of them looked at each other with surprise. And in their effort to save the situation, they explained that the song they were singing has "babe" in the lyrics.

"Napanood n'yo naman na nagulat rin ako.

"Sa totoo lang, hindi ko po alam kung bakit nangyari yun. Pero kinilig rin ako. Nanghina ang tuhod ko nun.

"Siyempre, isang Sarah Geronimo at biglang tinawag kang 'babe,' Wow!" Gerald said during the farewell presscon of Budoy on February 28 at the 9501 restaurant, ELJ Building in Quezon City.

But despite what happened, Gerald clarified that he is still not in a romantic relationship with Sarah.

"As much as gusto ko'ng sabihin na kami, we're friends and hindi po ako nagsisinungaling sa inyo.
"Maybe there's something... but sa ngayon, friends po talaga kami and masaya ako kung anong status namin ngayon." Gerald said.

Christopher Lao Now Aware He Passed the Bar

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Christopher Lao Now Aware He Passed the Bar

Christopher Lao of the famous "I wasn't informed of the flood" YouTube video, has been informed he passed the 2011 bar exams.

Lao said what he went through because of that incident was not a joke. He has been long a target of sarcastic jokes and intense criticisms that almost made him decide not to push through with his plans of becoming a lawyer.

"I went through a lot during those times. I almost quit review and planned to forego the bar because I got so depressed," Lao said in an interview.

And now being a certified lawyer, Lao wanted to pursue an advocacy preventing cyber bullying.

"I want to have cybercrime laws, and prevent cyber bullying. As a lawyer, this time I would like to see good bills are legislated," Lao said.

Piolo Pascual Covers Star Studio Magazine March 2012 Issue

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Piolo Pascual Covers Star Studio Magazine March 2012 Issue


Piolo Pascual is the featured star of Star Studio Magazine on its latest issue. Not just he graces the cover, the magazine also shares pertinent information the public may not know yet about Piolo - from his childhood life upto the controversial event that happened with his lovelife last year.

Star Studio also features a mag interview with Piolo’s son, Inigo, and a never-before seen photos and surprising revelations about the hunk actor and his son.

Star Studio Magazine March 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.

War of the Gods Erupts in “Wrath of the Titans”

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War of the Gods Erupts in “Wrath of the Titans”


Warner Bros. Pictures' new 3D epic adventure “Wrath of the Titans” revisits the Greek mythology first explored in the global box office hit “Clash of the Titans.” The new film is directed by Jonathan Liebesman and sees the return of Sam Worthington (“Avatar”) as Perseus, as well as Ralph Fiennes (the “Harry Potter” films) as Hades and Liam Neeson (“Taken”) as Zeus.

A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus - the demigod son of Zeus - is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius.

Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity’s lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon (Danny Huston). The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld.

Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus’ godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramírez), switch loyalties and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans’ strength grows stronger as Zeus’ remaining godly powers are siphoned, and hell is unleashed on earth.

Telling this story on a grand scale, with an acclaimed ensemble cast - in immersive 3D no less - was an opportunity the South African filmmaker Liebesman could not turn down. “To be honest, this is my favorite genre,” says Liebesman. “It’s also the chance to do an old school Hollywood movie where you have amazing actors, big stars, and a big canvas. It’s a huge opportunity for any director.

“Clash of the Titans” was released in 2010 and its blend of Greek mythology and sweeping action brought to life with the very latest technology available to contemporary filmmakers proved hugely popular with audiences worldwide. The latest film - written by Dan Mazeau & David Leslie Johnson, from a story Greg Berlanti & David Leslie Johnson & Dan Mazeau, based on characters created by Beverley Cross - presents an human story against the immense backdrop of the mythological Gods and Titans.

The drama in our story is really important,” says Liebesman. “And we have all worked really hard on the script. With a movie like this you want people to be entertained and thrilled and, at the same time, you have such tremendous actors up there on the screen so there’s a great opportunity to make the audience really feel for these characters.”

Given the mythology already invested in the films, Liebesman is understandably keen to stamp his own mark on “Wrath of the Titans,” approaching the film with a clear, strong vision for a new beginning. “I wanted to treat the second film as its own thing,” he explains. “Of course, there are relationships that are continued from the first film - like Perseus and Zeus, for example - that have to be respected. But our approach was to look at this as its own entity within that world. I don’t want to betray anything that has been set up but, at the same time, I don’t want to be chained to whatever was done before.”

Liebesman arrived on the project fresh off the alien invasion action thriller “Battle Los Angeles.” As with that film, given the scope and scale of “Wrath of the Titans,” the director hopes to ground the action in real dirt and sand. “For me, what was interesting was to make a film in a gritty, grounded style juxtaposed with the kind of fantasy elements that you would see in a story like this,” he explains. “I enjoy making movies that I would go and see on a Friday night. This is a big movie and I want people to have a good time when they see it. That’s the satisfaction for me.

Opening across the Philippines in March, “Wrath of the Titans” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Gerald Anderson Fights Until the End

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Gerald Anderson Fights Until the End


ABS-CBN’s top-rating Primetime Bida teleserye “Budoy” is already down to its last two weeks before the finale that will surely capture every Kapamilya’s heart.

Since the top-rating teleserye topbilled by Drama Prince Gerald Anderson started airing last October 2011, TV viewers stood by Gerald’s character Budoy every night on his journey to try to live a normal life amid his illness. With his unique charm, Budoy effortlessly made everyone smile, laugh, and cry and became a source of inspiration not only for kids but for the whole family as well.

The tag line ‘Be happy, be Budoy’ also became popular as it became a mantra of fans to cope with the challenges and trials they are facing. Inspired by the tagline thus came the ‘Be happy, be Budoy’ mall tour where Gerald visited his fans to personally thank them for their utmost support to his show. Aside from delighting their supporters, the ‘Budoy mall tour’ helped the needy children as it donated all its proceeds to the educational fund of the World Vision. As a farewell gift, the cast of “Budoy” will throw a grand fans day at SM Skydome this Sunday, 4:00 pm (March 4).

Meanwhile, in the last two weeks of “Budoy,” watch out for heart-pounding turn of events as Budoy tries to save his girlfriend Jackie (Jessy Mendiola) and his brother BJ (Enrique Gil) from the syndicate. Will Budoy succeed in saving BJ and Jackie? Will he ever see his family whole again? How will Budoy solve all the problems he is facing amid his condition?

Don’t dare miss the last round of Gerald’s fight in “Budoy,” weeknights, after “Walang Hanggan” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.budoy.tv, follow @budoy_tv on Twitter, and ‘like’ www.facebook.com/budoy.tv.

TV5 International Launches CSR Campaign, Brings Home 5 OFWs from the Middle East

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TV5 International Launches CSR Campaign, Brings Home 5 OFWs from the Middle East



Five fortunate Overseas Filipino Workers from the Middle East were given the chance to reunite with their families, all thanks to the combined efforts and the genuine act of generosity of their fellow Filipinos.

The TV5 International team headed by Pilipinas Global Network Limited President, Claro Carmelo Ramirez and OWWA Administrator Carmelita Dimzon warmly welcomed Catherine Alvarez, Maria Angela de Jesus, Ellen Namoca, Laga Salam, and Cherry Ann Tamparong as they arrived in Manila last February 4. The five were the lucky beneficiaries of “Give Me 5, Kapatid”, TV5 International’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign that was introduced in Dubai and Abu Dhabi last year, with the help of its service provider and affiliate Orbit Showtime Network (OSN).

Despite the long flight back home, the five OFWs were in high spirits. The group was immediately treated to a special luncheon where they received generous donations from PLDT Smart Foundation and Alagang Kapatid Foundation. Later in the afternoon, the group was given a chance to relax while enjoying a live viewing of TV5’s popular game show Wil Time Bigtime.




The “Give Me 5, Kapatid” campaign, which was unveiled during the launch events in November last year, encouraged OFWs to donate and “give back” to their community. A hat was passed around during the event and Kapatids willingly supported the cause by wholeheartedly giving whatever they could to help. The total amount donated was then matched by TV5 International and OSN. Through the assistance of the Philippine embassy in the UAE, TV5 successfully raised enough funds to purchase airline tickets and bring our kababayans home.

Together with OWWA, this project also provides our returning kababayans with re-integration programs such as livelihood training and other seminars that will help them start anew.

This CSR project springs out from TV5 International’s desire to extend gratitude to the warm acceptance of the Filipino community to its two global channels while at the same time doing something with and for the Overseas Filipinos.

TV5’s entry into the international scene has been well received by Filipinos overseas with the expansion of TV5 International’s two channels – Kapatid TV5 and Aksyon TV International, currently available in the Middle East, Guam and Europe, and soon in the US.

With the success of “Give Me 5, Kapatid”, expect TV5 International to launch more outreach and “giving back” campaigns that respond to the various needs of Filipinos in countries where TV5 is available.

‘Hiram na Puso’ Tackles a Remarkable Story of Mother’s Love

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‘Hiram na Puso’ Tackles a Remarkable Story of Mother’s Love


Justify FullHiram na Puso is a heart-warming story of a loving mother, who takes all risks to save her daughter from death only to be abandoned by the same daughter after she literally had a change of heart. Soon, the said mother realizes that this is the dire consequence of one irreversible mistake she committed in the past.

Starring Kris Bernal, Mark Herras, Polo Ravales, Bela Padilla with Gardo Versoza, Ayen Laurel, Candy Pangilinan, Ana Marin, Marc Acueza, Wynwyn Marquez and Ms. Gina Alajar, Hiram na Puso is a creatively-crafted drama series that will boldly pique every viewer’s conscience, pitting the ends versus the means, malice versus the motive.




Gina Alajar plays the role of Zeny, a nursing student whose life gets complicated when she gets impregnated by her boyfriend who subsequently leaves her. She gives birth to twins, but unfortunately one of them had a heart complication and needed immediate operation. But Zeny couldn’t afford the cost of the operation, and so, she was left without a choice but to give up the healthier baby so she can save the ailing one. The ailing child survived and Zeny named her “Lira” (Kris Bernal).

Eighteen years later, Zeny - now a nurse - discovers that Lira’s heart condition has recurred and her daughter is, for the second time, on the brink of death. The only thing that could save her is a heart transplant. But Zeny has no connections. One night, Zeny becomes a witness to a tragic hit-and-run accident. She helps the victim, Angeline, who is almost her daughter’s age. For a second, she thought that she’s found a “donor” for her daughter’s heart transplant, but that would only be possible if she lets the victim die. She shilly-shallies at first, but moved by her conscience, she decides to take the victim to a nearby hospital. But it’s too late; the victim is already ‘clinically dead.’ Although distraught by the demise of their daughter, the victim’s parents Leo and Roxanne (Gardo Versoza and Ayen Laurel) thanked Zeny for attempting to “save” Angeline. Learning of Lira’s ailment, they agreed to donate their daughter’s heart to Lira. Zeny is filled with so much happiness following the success of her daughter’s operation. But her joy will be short-lived. She knew that her daughter survived at the expense of someone else’s daughter, and fate has its way of bringing back the balance.

Not long thereafter, Zeny observes strange things about Lira. She seemed to have adopted not only the heart of her donor, but her personality, too. What concerns Zeny more is that while Lira turns cold towards her, she also begins to develop affinity with Angeline’s parents.

Upon learning that Lira now has Angeline’s heart, the latter’s lover Prince (Mark Herras) stalks her and later falls in love with her. But unknown to Prince, he is already stepping in the way of Lira’s friend Dennis (Polo Ravales) who secretly has feelings for her. To complicate things further, Lira’s twin Vanessa (Bela Padilla) has been wanting to win the heart of Prince.

Zeny went up against her conscience to keep her daughter, but now she’s emotionally losing her. Will she win her daughter back?

With the special participation of Krystal Reyes, Ehra Madrigal and Stef Prescott, Hiram na Puso is an original concept and story by Suzette Doctolero and is directed by Andoy Ranay.

The show also prides itself on its production team headed by Hazel Abonita (Program Manager) and Jojo Aleta (Executive Producer), and creative team composed of Jun Lana (Creative Director), Roy Iglesias (Creative Head), Des Garbes-Severino (Creative Consultant) and Suzette Doctolero (Head Writer).

Witness the unraveling of this remarkable story in Hiram na Puso, beginning March 5, on GMA’s Afternoon Prime.

ABS-CBN Chairman Gabby Lopez to Open 7th Pinoy Media Congress for Students

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ABS-CBN Chairman Gabby Lopez to Open 7th Pinoy Media Congress for Students


ABS-CBN execs & industry experts talk about media convergence for social responsibility.

ABS-CBN chairman and CEO Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III will open this year’s Pinoy Media Congress (PMC) that brings together top-caliber ABS-CBN executives, industry experts, and almost 1,000 students and academicians of mass communications and journalism from all over the country in a two-day summit on Thursday (March 1) and Friday (March 2) at the Blessed Antonio Varona Gymnasium, Colegio De San Juan De Letran.

Now on its 7th year, ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Media Congress will be engaging the future media practitioners in discussion of current issues and case studies on media and communications, specifically on the convergence of media for social responsibility.

ABS-CBN executives and subject matter experts such as digital terrestrial TV marketing head Miguel Mercado will talk about the exciting future of television as it goes digital, while ABS-CBN news and current affairs head Ging Reyes will explain media convergence in news. As Star Cinema concept development group head Enrico Santos will tell the delegates how Philippine cinema can be socially responsible, ABS-CBN head of creative communications Robert Labayen will discuss how to connect with the Filipino viewers via advocacy plugs.




ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. managing director Gina Lopez will speak about advocacies that respond to people’s needs. ABS-CBN Manila radio division head Peter Musngi will share how radio responded to the changes in media technology, while regional network group head Jerry Bennett will present the case study about ‘Choose Philippines.’ March Ventosa, head of Studio 23 and Cable Channel and Print Media Group (CCPMG) will tackle the emerging market trends; customer business development head Vivian Tin will help the delegates understand the Filipino audience more; and TV entertainment production head Linggit Tan will share what kinds of TV entertainment that Filipinos want.

Industry officials and experts who will be speaking at the event include Kantar Media general manager Gabriel Buluran who will present the current Philippine media landscape and how Filipinos consume media. Leo Jasareno of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will tackle how new media can be used to mobilize people in supporting a cause. PIA director general Atty. Jose Fabia will share about ‘weather watch,’ Campaigns chair Yoly Ong will discuss emerging market trends, and MTRCB board member Atty. Eugenio Villareal and KBP president Ruperto Nicdao will both discuss how their groups are protecting the audience through media monitoring.

Mounted by ABS-CBN, in partnership with the Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE), the Pinoy Media Congress won Awards of Excellence from the Philippine Quill Awards given by the International Association of Business Communicators Philippines in 2007 and the Anvil Awards given by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines in 2008.

The X Factor Philippines Manila Audition Date and Venue

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The X Factor Philippines Manila Audition Date and Venue


The X Factor Philippines will invade the country's capital for its one-day audition in search for the next singing superstar. Join host KC Concepcion at the Trinity University of Asia (High School campus) along E. Rodriguez Blvd, Quezon City this Saturday (March 3).

The X Factor Philippines is open to all Filipinos, aged 16 and above, who can sing and who thinks he or she has the 'x factor.' Those interested can audition solo, duo, trio, or group acts. Those auditioning should bring a minus one CD of their audition piece.

First introduced in the UK, The X Factor has conquered more than 30 countries as of mid-2011 and produced more than 50 winners around the world, including Melanie Amaro, who became the first season winner of The X Factor USA last month.

Who will be the first Pinoy X Factor winner? Watch out for The X Factor Philippines, hosted by KC Concepcion, airing soon on ABS-CBN.

Ogie Alcasid - Regine Velasquez' “Mr. and Mrs. A” Valentine Concert to Air on GMA-7 this Saturday

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Ogie Alcasid - Regine Velasquez' “Mr. and Mrs. A” Valentine Concert to Air on GMA-7 this Saturday


After the most talked-about and successful “Mr. and Mrs. A” concert held at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum last Valentine’s Day, fans of the power couple and all Kapuso viewers will have the chance to witness the first ever collaboration concert as husband and wife of Songwriter Ogie Alcasid and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez­-Alcasid through the Mr. and Mrs. A television special.

Love and emotions outpour as the couple sings timeless songs that unravel their life and love stories which will surely engage viewers in the beauty of love.

Meanwhile, Ogie extends his gratitude to all of their supporters. “We’re very happy that every Kapuso will have the chance to watch the recent Mr. and Mrs. A concert on GMA this Saturday. It’s our way of thanking them for being with us in our journey of life and love.”

Adding highlight to the momentous occasion are the country's most sought-after artists Dingdong Dantes, Michael V, Moymoy Palaboy and Sam Pinto as they share the stage with the couple in a one remarkable Valentine evening.

Indulge in a romantic night of love songs as Mr. and Mrs. A airs this Saturday (March 3, 2012) after Manny Many Prizes only on GMA 7.

El Gamma Penumbra Chooses Philippines

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El Gamma Penumbra Chooses Philippines


After showcasing their world class shadow-play performance in ABS-CBN’s “Pilipinas Got Talent” (PGT), El Gamma Penumbra now embarks on a new stint as advocates of Philippine tourism through ABS-CBN Regional Network Group’s “iChoose” campaign.

The group’s final performance on the show wherein they chose the song “Piliin Mo Ang Pilipinas” was widely shared on social networking sites, as netizens strongly endorsed El Gamma Penumbra to be part of our country’s tourism campaign.

In turn, Choose Philippines, coming from the success of their initial launch on “ASAP Rocks,” decided to tap the group for the promotion of its “iChoose” campaign, introducing a new music video and a micro-site that encourages every Filipino to contribute to the 7,107 reasons why people choose the Philippines.

As in the original music video, ABS-CBN’s Creative Communications Management got together with the creative people behind El Gamma Penumbra to discuss a level-up version of their performance on PGT. Two brainstorms, one rehearsal, one shooting, and countless days of editing later, the new music video of Choose Philippines was produced.




Recently on “ASAP 2012,” Choose Philippines again released the new version of the music video. Immediately after the launch, #elgamma and #choosephils became trending topics on social networking sites. Just days after the music video was aired, it already received a total number of 234,011 views on Youtube (as of 6pm February 27, 2012). The number of people who visited the micro-site and shared their reasons why they choose the Philippines doubled and is continuously adding digits.

The music video, produced for ABS-CBN RNG and Choose Philippines, is a collaboration of El Gamma Penumbra and ABS-CBN CCM led by in-house Director Paolo Ramos, Executive Producers Cidge Laxamana and Carla Payongayong, Post-production Editor Angelo Dayao, Motion Graphics Artist Alfie Landayan and CCM-Technical Supervisor Jimmy Porca under the supervision of CCM Creative Account Head Tina Barbin and CCM-VP Robert Labayen.



Share the fun, log on now to www.choosephils.com/ichoose. State the reason why people must choose the Philippines. The post can only be a simple sentence yet accompanied by a picturesque image of any of the Philippines’ best - that can be a place, food, service, event and even admirable Pinoy values.

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