Saturday, March 17, 2012

ABS-CBN and DZMM Win Best Stations in 10th Gawad Tanglaw

ABS-CBN and DZMM Win Best Stations in 10th Gawad Tanglaw

ABS-CBN and DZMM were once again named as TV Station of the year and Best AM station respectively in the recently held 10th Gawad Tanglaw (Tagapuring mga Akademisyan ng Aninong Gumagalaw) at the University of Perpetual Help System-DALTA Auditorium in Las Pinas City with the Kapamilya network bagging a total of 23 awards for its TV, radio, and cable TV channels.

ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio was also given a special recognition of Gawad Tanglaw sa Sining ng Telebisyon for her contributions in the Philippine television industry.

Kapamilya stars Emilio Garcia, Coco Martin, Vilma Santos, Gina Pareno, Anita Linda, and Cherrie Pie Picache, on the other hand, were among the artists recognized in the roster of Pinaka Kapuri-puring Artista ng Dekada.

In the film categories, Cinema One Original's "Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay" won for Best Story.

In summary, the Kapamilya Network bagged a total of 15 awards, including the special award for Concio, while its AM radio station DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 received four awards, its 24/7 cable news channel ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) got three and its cable movie channel Cinema One bagged one.

Earlier this month, the Northwest Samar State University also recognized ten Kapamilya programs and personalities in its 3rd Northwest Samar State University Students' Choice Awards for Radio and Television.

Among the winners are "Matanglawin" for Best Educational Program, Kim Atienza as Best Educational Program Host, "ASAP Rocks" for Best Variety Show, Gary Valenciano as Best Variety Show Host, Xyriel Manabat as Best Child Star in a Primetime Teleserye, Coco Martin as Best Actor in a Primetime Teleserye, "Pilipinas Got Talent" for Best Reality Show, Luis Manzano as Best Reality Show Host, "The Buzz" for Best Showbiz-Oriented Show, and Boy Abunda as Best Showbiz-Oriented Show Host.

ABS-CBN is currently the most-awarded TV network by the academe as it won more awards in the other students awards giving bodies such as UP Los Banos' Gandingan Awards and University of Santo Tomas' USTv Awards earlier this year.

Here is the list of Kapamilya winners at the 10th Gawad Tanglaw Awards:


Best Story – Antoniette Jadaone –Six Degrees of Separation From Lilia Cuntapay


T.V. Station of the Year – ABS- CBN- 2

Best News Program – Bandila (ABS-CBN-2)

Best News Program Anchors – Julius Babao- Bandila (ABS-CBN- 2)

Best Educational TV Program – Matanglawin (ABS-CBN-2)

Best TV Documentary – Storyline (ANC 2)

Best Public Affairs Program – The Bottom Line

Best Morning Show – Umagang Kayganda ( ABS-CBN- 2 )

Best Travel Show – Travel Time (ANC)

Best Sports Program – Sports Unlimited (ABS-CBN-2)

Best Variety Show – ASAP (ABS-CBN-2)

Best Lifestyle Program – Executive Class ( ANC )

Best Drama Anthology – Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN-2)

Best Drama Series – 100 Days to Heaven (ABS-CBN-2)

Best Performance by an Actress (Single Performance) – Helen Gamboa- "Parol"- Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN-2)

Best Performance by an Actor ( Single Performance) – Enchong Dee- "Parol"- Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN-2)

Best Performance by an Actress (Drama Series) – Xyriel Manabat- 100 days to Heaven- (ABS-CBN-2)

Best Performance by an Actor ( Drama Series) – Coco Martin- Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin-( ABS-CBN-2)


Best AM Station – DZMM (2)

Best Radio DJ – Bro. Jun Banaag- Dr. Love- DZMM (2)

Best Radio Anchors –
Bro. Jun Banaag (Dr Love) , Anthony Taberna and Gerry Baja (Dos Por Dos)- DZMM (2)



NEWS5 Team Undergoes CNN Training with Emmy-winning Anchor Jim Clancy

The World's news leader CNN recently conducted a two-day in-country session, led by veteran correspondent and news anchor Jim Clancy and International Newsource director Eli Flournoy, training the anchors, correspondents and producers of NEWS5, TV5's news organization.

The training maximizes NEWS5's CNN broadcast partnership which it inked with the international news agency in September 2010.

The CNN-NEWS5 in-country training was focused on lectures and workshops with international scope and scale, while remaining relevant to the local broadcast landscape. According to DJ Sta. Ana, NEWS5 head of news operations, the training is beneficial "in the sense that it helps them [anchors, reporters and producers] improve their skill. It exposes them to them the processes involved in international news organizations so they are able to pick up ideas, best practices and scenarios which they can apply and relate with their own work here," he said. "And it's always beneficial to learn from people of experience like Jim Clancy."

Meanwhile, Ann Chu, executive director of CNN broadcast services and affiliate relations, is optimistic that the training will strengthen the partnership of the two news organizations. "I'm delighted that our newsrooms are able to work even more closely together. CNN has always acknowledged building local relations with journalists as crucial to our shared success."

The attendees were inspired by the work ethic and very extensive broadcast experience of the multi-awarded Jim Clancy, whose experience across the world's biggest stories, including in the Middle East and Africa, earned him several recognitions from prestigious award-giving bodies including the Emmy, George Polk and Alfred I.DuPont.

For Erwin Tulfo, anchor of NEWS5's flagship newscast AKSYON, the in-country training presented greater opportunities for seasoned broadcast journalists and new breeds alike. "I've been in this business for quite some time but I still learn a lot of things like new ways, new techniques in covering stories and events. He [CNN's Jim Clancy] knows a lot of things—from anchoring to covering. He has been at CNN for more than three decades. I learned a lot of things from him. He was very inspirational." Erwin disclosed, adding that he's looking forward to improving his "covering, anchoring skills" and probably share it with NEWS5's junior reporters and new anchors.

Maeanne Los Baños, one of NEWS5's junior correspondents who attended the two-day training, related that each lecture from the training was very insightful, especially for them who work in the field. "I think the timing is really perfect for us working as correspondents. Specifically, I value the lectures on reporting in a hostile environment and lecture on balanced reporting and ethics," she related. "I really value his [Jim Clancy] stories about how he actually prepares each day on his work. He still devotes more than two hours for reading newspapers before he goes to work. That's something that reminds us of how big our responsibility is as journalist. That we're not just there to cover we have to sit there each day so that we'll be able to give the information as complete as we can to the viewers," she continued.

Diether Ocampo Reads to Kids in Makati for DZMM 'TLC'

Actor Diether Ocampo played teacher to 30 kids of Delpan, Makati City last March 3 as a storyteller for the DZMM TLC (Teaching Learning Caring) clinic and classroom on-wheels project. Diether read the story "Ay! May Bukbok ang Ngipin ni Ani!" by Luis P. Gatmaitan, M.D. to the kids in the TLC mobile library and engaged them in a discussion after.

DZMM TLC and its partners also offered free medical consultations to 900 patients, fed 800 residents, and distributed free reading glasses to 150 people. Diether is just one of the celebrities who have offered their time for DZMM TLC, which has helped over 30,000 people in different communities through itsstorytelling sessions, medical check-ups, and feeding missions in underprivileged barangays.

The innovative project has won awards at the 2012 Anvil Awards and 2011 Philippine Quill Awards, which recognize outstanding communication and public relations programs.

BB Gandanghari Talks First and Exclusive on TV5′s Paparazzi this Saturday

BB Gandanghari takes the hot seat on TV5′s Paparazzi this Saturday (March 17).

In a rare and no holds barred interview, BB Gandanghari will face all the issues on Paparazzi this Saturday at 1:15pm, her first and exclusive TV appearance following her controversial return from the United States.

BB grants Paparazzi an interview with Mariel Rodriguez, wife of her younger brother Robin. Don't miss this sought-after interview only on Paparazzi this Saturday (March 17) at 1:15pm on TV5.

Empress and Ejay Falcon Spend Holy Week in Tagaytay

"Mundo Man ay Magunaw" lead stars Empress and Ejay Falcon are going to spend their vacation this Holy Week in Tagaytay.

However, while the love team is going at the same place, Empress and Ejay are both going to be with their respective families.

"My family usually goes to my aunt's province to spend time with my relatives. But this year, I will be in Tagaytay with my cousins to bond, swim, shop, and food trip," said Empress.

Coincidentally, Ejay's family also wanted to go Tagaytay for the Lenten break this year. According to Ejay, "We were at Mindoro last year. This time, I'll grant my siblings' wish to spend our Holy Week in Tagaytay."

While Empress and Ejay take a break and chill in the country' second summer capital, the plot of their TV series "Mundo Man ay Magunaw" continues to heat up as sisters Olivia (Eula Valdes) and Lanie (Sylvia Sanchez) refresh the pains of their past now that their old flame Dante has returned.

Will Olivia finally tell Dante that Jenny (Nikki Gil) is their real daughter? What will Lanie do to keep her family whole? How will the revelation of Sheryl's true identity affect everyone's lives?

Meanwhile, Empress, Nikki and Alex Castro will be heading to Pacific Mall Lucena, Quezon Province this Saturday (March 17), 5:00 pm, to meet, greet and personally thank their fans for their utmost support for "Mundo Man ay Magunaw."

Don't miss the shocking and heart pounding revelations in "Mundo Man ay Magunaw," weekdays at 2:30 pm, after "It's Showtime" on ABS-CBN's Kapamilya Gold. For more updates, log on to, follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter or 'like' their Facebook fan page

Friday, March 16, 2012

Controversial Episodes on ‘Face to Face’ Pre-anniversary Specials

A series of controversial episodes are set to air on TV5's Face to Face next week.

As part of its pre-anniversary offerings, Face to Face tackles the story of a GRO who unknowingly had an affair with her father and a revengeful househelp who botches her boss's coffee with her own spit.

For one of its most controversial episodes airing on Wednesday (March 21), Face to Face tackles the issue of a GRO who, apart from being hurled by several women for having an affair with their men, learns in the show that one of her "sugar daddies" is her real father. How does she face this unexpected revelation?

On Friday (March 23), a woman goes berserk upon learning that her househelp puts something more than just creamer and sugar to her usual coffee. Aside from spitting in her coffee, she also learns that her household helper also puts urine in her juice and went as far as rubbing chillies in her underwear. The helper defends herself by claiming that her employer is cruel to her and even feeds her spoiled food. She just wishes for boss to be kinder to her.

Face to Face continues to dig into the unusual but existent domestic problems that Filipinos experience today. With the help of its resident "Trio Tagapayo," the program seeks to resolve these issues.

Face to Face airs weekdays at 10:30am on TV5.

GMA’s ‘Kusina Master’ Starts its New Season Beginning March 19

With the astounding support of Filipino audiences on Kusina Master, the program is now geared for a second season with more appetizing treats and mouth-watering recipes.

As the new season approaches, "Kusina Master" will air half an hour long during weekdays.

Everyday, Chef Boy Logro will be challenged to do a dish for a short period of time. Will he survive the challenge?

Also, Chef Boy will be joined by a celebrity who will join him in preparing scrumptious dishes everyday.

Don't miss the mouthwatering second season of Kusina Master beginning Monday, March 19, 2012, weekdays, before Eat Bulaga! only on GMA 7.

American Idol Season 11 Top 11 Elimination Results

Who do you think will go home tonight? Another one from the boys? Or is it someone from the girls this time?

The lowest gathered votes based on last night's performances will be on the Bottom 3 and will no longer have the chance to continue their "Idol" journey.


Joshua Ledet
Phillip Phillips
Skylar Laine
Colton Dixon
Jessica Sanchez
Deandre Brackensick
Hollie Cavanagh
Heejun Han


Elise Testone
Shannon Magrane
Erika Van Pelt


Shannon Magrane

PMPC Star Awards 2012 Best Actor Wants KC Conpcepcion to be His Next Leading Lady

KC Concepcion must be very proud considering that award-winning and leading man to the stars Aga Muhlach wanted her to be his next leading lady.

In an interview, Aga expresses his desire to work with the mega-daughter  in his next movie.

"I really have a project for her already. Sabi ko sa kanya, 'Let's start by June. I want to tap that yung angst niya ngayon, yung dinadala niya. So I have a script already." Aga said.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kim Chiu in Her Most Controversial Role Yet in MMK this Saturday

Kim Chiu in Her Most Controversial Role Yet in MMK this Saturday

After her most demanding role as boy and girl in the defunct ABS-CBN hit primetime teleserye "My Binondo Girl", Kim Chiu is set to show her acting skills once again in this Saturday's episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK).

Watch the trailer below:

Don't miss to watch a totally different Kim Chiu in this Saturday's episode of "Maalaala Mo Kaya" (MMK), after "Wansapanataym" on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to, follow MMKOfficial on Twitter, and "like"

Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes Back in “Wrath of the Titans”

Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes Back in “Wrath of the Titans”

Ralph Fiennes and Liam Neeson star once again as gods at war, Zeus and Hades, respectively, in Warner Bros.’ new fantasy adventure “Wrath of the Titans.”

In the film, a decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus (Sam Worthington) - 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 (Fiennes) 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.

Neeson says he was eager for the chance to explore in greater depth the bond between fathers and sons, and also brothers. “Director Jonathan Liebesman and the writers wanted to mine the difficult relationships between Zeus and his sons, Perseus and Ares, and his complex history with Hades and their own father, Kronos,” the actor notes. “That appealed to me greatly—the realism within a fantasy, the very human emotions driving this story that takes place in a fabled world.

Fiennes adds, “I’ve always thought of the Greek gods as projections of human appetites and desires, especially when you think of our desire for immortality, eternal strength, eternal beauty and power. We can’t have those things, so we create these larger-than-life characters and fantastical stories.

Jonathan was very intent on redefining the relationship between the gods, particularly Hades and Zeus,” adds Fiennes. “They’ve always had a difficult history, but this time it’s really coming to a head. The gods’ powers are diminishing as humankind is finding its own sense of self-worth. Hades has decided that the only way to maintain any kind of power - which for him equals immortality - is to release the eternal destructive force of his father, Kronos, from where he’s been imprisoned for so long. Zeus is against this as he knows it will mean mass destruction, so the brothers are at odds from the beginning.”

Zeus realizes that the gods are weaker because it is time for humans to be strong,” Neeson explains. “He sees the rightness of that, he understands this new world order, and he’s okay with it. Unfortunately, he’s unable to convince Hades, and his benevolence toward mortals leaves him open to his brother’s old tricks.”

Though onscreen enemies, Neeson and Fiennes are great comrades off camera, and enjoyed working together once more. “Ralph is a very dear friend, and it was terrific to have so many scenes with him this time around.”

Occasionally, though, the seriousness of their roles got to the pair. “We burst out laughing a few times,” Neeson continues, “because, well, there we were again in long wigs and beards and breast plates, me with my thunderbolt and he with his pitchfork.”

Fiennes shares, “Liam and I had much more interaction in this film than in the last, and some really strong scenes to play, which we loved. And to be working with a friend is always a good thing.

Opening across the Philippines on March 29, “Wrath of the Titans” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

MYX Philippines Airs MMA 2012 this Saturday

MYX Philippines Airs MMA 2012 this Saturday

The best of the best in the music industry once again got together in one venue for the the annual MYX Music Awards (MMA) 2012 at the Music Museum.

Nineteen-year-old rock band Parokya ni Edgar won big, as it got the five major awards such as Favorite Song for “Pangarap Lang Kita,” featuring Happee Sy, Favorite Artist, Favorite Group and Favorite Collaboration for “One Hit Combo” with Gloc-9. Adding to Parokya’s victory is JM de Guzman, whose presence in the version 2 of the “Pangarap Lang Kita” music video won as Favorite Guest Appearance in A Music Video.

Acclaimed Filipino musician Ryan Cayabyab, on the other hand, was hailed as this year’s recipient of the MYX Magna Award, citing his unparalleled and exemplary contribution to the Philippine music industry. A heartwarming musical tribute was given to Cayabyab by the artists he mentored, such as The Company, Geneva Cruz, Jed Madela, Basil Valdez and last year’s MYX Magna awardee Regine Velasquez.

If not for MYX, the Philippine music industry could have died. I’m not saying this because I received an award, but the music channel is really behind OPM [original Filipino music artists],” Cayabyab said in his speech.

Here is the complete list of winners for the MYX Music Awards 2012:

Favorite Music Video:
“20/20″ by Pupil

Favorite Song:
“Pangarap Lang Kita” by Parokya Ni Edgar Feat. Happee Sy

Favorite Artist:
Parokya Ni Edgar

Favorite Female Artist:
Yeng Constantino

Favorite Male Artist:

Favorite Group:
Parokya Ni Edgar

Favorite Mellow Video:
“Kay Tagal Kitang Hinintay” by Sponge Cola

Favorite Rock Video:
“Halik” by Kamikazee

Favorite Urban Video:
“Elmer” by Gloc-9 Feat. Jaq Dionisio & Jomal Linao

Favorite New Artist:
Zia Quizon

Favorite Collaboration:
“One Hit Combo” by Parokya Ni Edgar Feat. Gloc-9

Favorite Remake:
“Unbelievable” by Chicosci

Favorite Media Soundtrack:
“Fallin’” by Sarah Geronimo (Catch Me I’m In Love)

Favorite Guest Appearance In A Music Video:
JM De Guzman (Pangarap Lang Kita) by Parokya Ni Edgar Feat. Happee Sy

Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ:

Favorite MYX Live Performance:
Parokya Ni Edgar

Favorite International Video:
Firework by Katy Perry

Favorite K-Pop Video:
Mr. Simple – Super Junior

MYX Magna Award:
Ryan Cayabyab

Catch the airing of MYX Music Awards 2012 on March 17 (Satuday), beginning at 7p.m., with replays on March 25 (Sunday), 11a.m. and April 8 (Sunday), 6:30p.m. For more information, everyone is encouraged to log-on to and and follow @myxphilippines on Twitter.

Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang Rated B by CEB

Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang Rated B by CEB

Derek Ramsay and Erich Gonzales' horror film "Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang" was graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).

Showing now in theaters nationwide, this Star Cinema released movie is a period horror love story of a married couple who tried everything to have their own child. After trying fertility rites, Corazon (Erich) conceived but unexpected events happened leading to the death of their baby.

Directed by Richard Somes, "Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang" also stars Jeffrey Quizon, Tetchie Agbayani, Mon Confiado, Charlene San Pedro and Mark Gil.

Charice to Seat as 'X Factor Philippines' Judge

Charice to Seat as 'X Factor Philippines' Judge

She maybe young, but her long experience, international exposure and bigtime singing prowess made ABS-CBN decides to put her as one of the judges-mentors in the upcoming talent search “X Factor Philippines.”

This good news to her Filipino fans was announced by Charice herself during her “Infinity” concert at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on March 9.

Ate KC, I’m so excited to work with you. Yes, I’m one of the judges. It’s going to be amazing!” Charice said of KC Concepcion who was at the venue to watch the concert.

Thank you so much to the people behind ‘X Factor.’ I love ‘X Factor’ and I’m very happy to be part of the team and I’m very excited. I just wanted say, ‘Saludo ako.’ I know there are a lot of very talented celebs here in the Philippines. Thank you for trusting me,” Charice said of her selection as the only female judge of the Philippine version of hit "UK" reality show.

I wanna be honest. I know some people will think that I will be mean, but I wanna be honest. I wanna choose who’s talented. I wanna choose the real talent,” she declared.

Studio 23 Airs WWE Shows Exclusively on PH Free TV

Studio 23 Airs WWE Shows Exclusively on PH Free TV

Get ready to rumble this 2012 as your Kabarkada recently bagged the exclusive Philippine free TV and cable rights to air premium titles and specials of the world-renowned WWE (World Wresting Entertainment) all week long on Studio 23.

Watch the wrestling universe's most intense rivalries as wrestling's biggest superstars and toughest divas battle it out in the ring in "WWE RAW" beginning Friday (March 16), 9:30 p.m. with replays every Tuesdays at the same time.

Rookies, on the other hand, take the spotlight and prove their worth in the wrestling arena in "WWE NXT." Who among the new breed of wrestlers will emerge as WWE NXT champion, most hated villain, or breakout star? Find out starting Saturday (Mar 17) at 8:30 PM with a replay on Wednesdays at 9:30 PM.

From battling superstars to struggling rookies to feisty divas, they all get to show off their moves in the ring in "WWE Superstars" beginning this Sunday (Mar 18) at 8:30 PM with a replay every Thursday at 9:30 p.m.

Studio 23 also airs WWE's special events such as the WrestleMania, Summer Slam, Survivor Series, Royal Rumble, Hell in a Cell, and many more starting next month. Special live screenings will also be sponsored by the Kabarkada Network especially for Pinoy wrestling fans.

Studio 23 is also set to air "WWE Tough Enough" by the second half of the year. The show features 14 contestants with their "Superstar" trainers in a reality format that will show you how a wrestling superstar is made.

The whole week is surely action-packed with Studio 23, the newest home of the WWE on Philippine free television. For more information, log on

Meanwhile, the exclusive cable rights for the WWE programs will go to Balls with the following schedule: "WWE RAW" every Tuesday, 12nn with a replay on Wednesdays at 6 a.m.; "WWE Superstars" every Wednesday, 12nn with a replay on Thursdays at 6 a.m.; and "WWE NXT" every Thursday, 12nn, with a replay on Fridays at 6 a.m.

John Medina aka James Ocampo of ‘Walang Hanggan’ is Talk-of-the-Town

John Medina aka James Ocampo of ‘Walang Hanggan’ is Talk-of-the-Town

Actor John Medina was recently the talk-of-the-town of the netizens as his character ‘James Ocampo’ in ABS-CBN’s top-rating primetime drama “Walang Hanggan” made it on the Twitter trending topics list in the Philippines.

Medina’s role trended last Tuesday (March 13) night when James defeated Tomas (Joem Bascon) in a poker match where he won millions plus the land title of hacienda Alcantara. ‘James Ocampo’ remained a hot topic on Twitter until morning of Wednesday. Apart from admiring his good looks, several tweets were about comments saying that Medina is the latest ‘crush ng bayan’ and the ‘new Papa Chen (Richard Yap).’ Medina was Coco Martin’s body double in the hit series “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin.”

Will James Ocampo continue to win the hearts of the TV viewers especially now that his bosses Emily (Dawn Zulueta) and Daniel (Coco Martin) are all set to declare war against the Montenegros? Will he play a major role in firing up the romance between ex-lovers Emily and Marco (Richard Gomez) and Daniel and Katerina (Julia Montes)?

Meanwhile, meet and greet the cast of “Walang Hanggan” as “Pagmamahalang Walang Hanggan Nationwide Mall Tour” continues this Saturday (March 17), 5pm, at Gaisano Mall, Davao Atrium.

Don’t miss “Walang Hanggan,” weeknights, after “E-Boy” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. For more updates, log-on to, ‘like’, or follow @walanghanggan_ on Twitter.

American Idol Season 11 - Top 12 Performance Night (Videos)

American Idol Season 11 - Top 12 Performance Night (Videos)

It's songs from the year you were born on American Idol 11 performance night.

Sadly, the Top 12 now becomes Top 11 with the disqualification of Jermaine Jones due to his violent criminal charges in the past.

Watch the American Idol 11 Top 12 performances below (click on their names to watch their performances):

Phillip Phillips – Hard to Handle

Jessica Sanchez – Turn The Beat Around

Heejun Han – Right Here Waiting

Elise Testone – Let’s Stay Together

Deandre Brackensick – Endless Love

Shannon Magrane – One Sweet Day

Colton Dixon
– Broken Heart

Erika Van Pelt – Heaven

Skylar Laine – Love Sneaking Up On You

Jermaine Jones – Somewhere Out There

Joshua Ledet – When A Man Loves A Woman

Hollie Cavanagh – The Power of Love

Jessica Sanchez - Turn the Beat Around (American Idol 11 Top 12 Performance Video)

Jessica Sanchez - Turn the Beat Around (American Idol 11 Top 12 Performance Video)

Mexican-Pinay Jessica Sanchez performs Gloria Stefan's "Turn the Beat Around" in American Idol Top 12 (or should I say Top 11 with the disqualification of Jermaine Jones).

It was not a "standing ovation" performance, yes. But it was still all good. Jessica remains the "one to beat".

Randy Jackson: Learn to shorten your vibrato

Jennifer Lopez: Your voice has such a strong vibrato, but it lagged on this song.

Steven Tyler: I love your voice, but you can’t stray too far.

Video: caseycarlsonesq on YouTube

Angel Locsin Wins Best Actress in 28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies

Angel Locsin Wins Best Actress in 28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies

The Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) gave as many "first" in the 2012 PMPC Star Awards for Movies.

Angel Locsin's stellar performance as Cedes Fernandez in the Star Cinema movie "In the Name of Love" gave her her first movie actress award in the recently concluded 28th PMPC Star Awards for Movies held at the Meralco Theater in Pasig City on Wednesday, March 14, 2012.'

Aga Muhlach, Locsin's love interest in the same movie was names Movie Actor of the Year tied with first time Best Actor awardee ER Ejercito of "Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story".

The Best Supporting Actor of the Year award was a tie between Baron Geisler of "Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story" and Jake Cuenca of "In The Name of Love". This is also Jake's first acting award.

Lovi Poe, meanwhile, won the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow."

Here are the winners of PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2012:

Movie Actor of the Year: Aga Muhlach (In The Name of Love) and ER Ejercito (Manila Kingpin)

Movie Actress of the Year: Angel Locsin (In The Name of Love)

Movie of the Year: Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story

Digital Movie of the Year: Thelma

Movie Director of the Year: Darryl dela Cruz (Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story)

Digital Movie Director of the Year: Paul Soriano (Thelma)

Movie Supporting Actress of the Year: Lovi Poe (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow)

Movie Supporting Actor of the Year: Jake Cuenca (In The Name of Love) and Baron Geisler (Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story)

Movie Supporting Actress of the Year: Lovi Poe (Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow)

Movie Child Performer of the Year: Jillian Ward (Aswang)

Movie Cinematographer of the Year: Carlo Mendoza (Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story)

Digital Movie Cinematographer of the Year: Odyssey Flores (Thelma)

Movie Editor of the Year: Jason Canapay and Ryan Orduna (Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story)

Digital Movie Editor of the Year: Ike Veneracion (Ang Babae sa Septic Tank)

Movie Production Designer of the Year: Fritz Silorio, Mona Soriano and Ronaldo Cadapan (Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga)

Digital Movie Production Designer of the Year: Laida Lim (Nino)

Movie Musical Scorer of the Year: Jessie Lasaten (Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story)

Digital Movie Scorer of the Year: Vincent de Jesus (Ang Babae sa Septic Tank)

Movie Sound Engineer of the Year: Albert Michael Idioma (In The Name of Love)

Digital Movie Sound Engineer of the Year: Ditoy Aguila (Patikul)

Movie Original Theme Song of the Year: Hari ng Tondo (Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story)

Digital Movie Original Theme Song of the Year: Ikaw ang Pag-ibig

New Movie Actress of the Year: Solenn Heussaff (Temptation Island)

New Movie Actor of the Year: Rocco Nacino (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Paa)

Digital Movie Screenplay of the Year: Froilan Medina and Paul Soriano (Thelma)

Movie Original Screenplay of the Year: Olivia Santos and Enrico Santos (In The Name of Love)

Ulirang Artista Lifetime Achievement Award: Eddie Gutierrez

Ulirang Alagad ng Pelikula sa Likod ng Camera: Marilou Diaz-Abaya

Photo: George Calvelo

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Rocco Nacino is ‘Lam-Ang’

Rocco Nacino is ‘Lam-Ang’

Kapuso fast-rising star Rocco Nacino was chosen to star in the movie “Lam-Ang.”

The movie is the initial movie venture of Sarindangan Films and Rocco's first starring role.

Asked what he feels about this movie project, Rocco quips “Sobra akong excited kasi napakaganda ng project. It’s a role of a lifetime. Pagbubutihin ko talaga para hindi ako mapahiya. Napakalaking proyekto nito at asahan ninyong ibibigay ko ang lahat para masabing karapat-dapat ako sa role.”

Former sexbomb dancer Rochelle Pangilinan will play as Rocco's leading lady. Other cast-members include Sharmaine Buencamino, Art Acuña, Alchris Gallura, Nathaniel Britt, Kokoy delos Santos and Alchris Gallura.

According to Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, which also happens to be the film's producer, “The Lam-Ang Project” is based on the Ilocano epic poem “Biag ni Lam-Ang” by Pedro Bucaneg. It tells the story of an “extraordinary” man named Lam-Ang, who had the ability to speak upon birth, and his quest to avenge his father’s death.

So why Rocco?

Hindi ko pinili si Rocco for the title role… The film chose him. He looks the part. May comic timing siya, simpatiko, maganda ang attitude and has the right presence. Mahusay siyang umarte at ma-galing sa improvisations. Pangatlo siya sa mga nag-audition pero bago pa matapos ang gabi, desidido na kaming nakita na namin si Lam-Ang kay Rocco,” director Ana Agabin was quoted saying.

Arnold Clavio Racist Remarks Against Philippine Azkals (Video)

Arnold Clavio Racist Remarks Against Philippine Azkals (Video)

GMA-7 veteran broadcast journalist Arnold Clavio is now getting a lot of attention online. Unfortunately most of them negative flak for his racist remark against the Philippine Azkals in relation to the ongoing harassment complaint filed by Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Match Commissioner Cristy Ramos on Azkals' players Lexton Moy and Angel Guirado.

The said remarks happened on GMA-7 daily morning show Unang Hirit where Clavio particularly said, "Yayabang nyo akala nyo. Porke dinadagsa kayo ng mga nyo eh. Parang God's gifts to women.

"Ngayon nag-sorry para daw dun sa isa nalang kasamahan. Sa'n ka nakakitang Azkals na may suso. Anong cup-b sa isang kasama? Sana nag sorry, sorry na lang talaga ‘di ba..

"'Di ko kayo ka-kultura.. kasi wala dito’t wala dito (pointing to the chest and head), ‘di naman kayo Pilipino e, nagpapanggap lang kayong kayumanggi, hindi kayo dito lumaki. Mahirap ‘yun. Insensitive."

Watch the video below:

What do you think of Clavio's statement? Did he go overboard? Unbecoming of a broadcast journalist? Insensitive - knowing that some members of the Azkals team are also Filipinos? Or he is just airing his own opinion and not wanting to demean anyone?

LJ Reyes is One Hot Momma on the Cover of Playboy Magazine March 2012 Issue

LJ Reyes is One Hot Momma on the Cover of 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.

Philippine Azkals Advances to AFC Challenge Cup Semis

Philippine Azkals Advances to AFC Challenge Cup Semis

After beating team India and team Tajikistan during their face-offs at the Halchowk Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal, team Philippines is now making history by advancing to the semifinals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup.

The win also put the Philippine Azkals in a winner-take-all showdown with Group A topnotcher Turkmenistan on Friday, March 16. Winner of this match will automatically earn a ticket in the 2012 AFC Cup Finals.

Star Records Artists Continue to Sing on a Higher Note in 2012

Star Records Artists Continue to Sing on a Higher Note in 2012

Star Records, ABS-CBN’s recording outfit, is set to release six new albums early this year from its top-selling recording artists namely Angeline Quinto, Jovit Baldivino, Juris, Aiza Seguerra, Jericho Rosales, and Piolo Pascual.

Fresh from her successful US concert tour, ‘Queen of Teleserye Themesongs’ Angeline Quinto remains relentless this year as she is all set to release her much-awaited sophomore album entitled “Fall in Love Again.” From being the first ‘Star Power’ Female Pop Superstar grand champion, Angeline has managed to steadily climb up the music royalty with her powerful interpretations of today’s most-requested hits including “Patuloy Ang Pangarap,” “Kunin Mo Na Ang Lahat Sa Akin,” “Saan Darating Ang Umaga,” “Hulog ng Langit,” and “If You Asked Me To.” Aside from receiving a platinum certification for her first album “Patuloy Ang Pangarap,” Angeline has already earned several recognitions from various award-giving bodies under her belt—24th Aliw Awards’ ‘Best New Artist,’ 33rd Catholic Mass Media Awards’ ‘Best Secular Song’ for the song “Patuloy Ang Pangarap;” and 3rd PMPC Star Awards for Music’s ‘New Female Recording Artist of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’ for “Patuloy Ang Pangarap.” She is currently one of the mainstays of “ASAP 2012” with a regular segment title “Angeline on Q.”

Like Angeline, Jovit Baldivino is set to launch a new album this year. He, together with Star Records, is now in the process of song selection for his third music compilation. Recently, Jovit was presented with a triple platinum award for his debut album “Faithfully” and platinum award for his second record titled “I Did It For Love.” The first grand winner of ABS-CBN’s nationwide reality talent search “Pilipinas Got Talent” was named ‘Best New Artist’ by Aliw Awards in 2010. Some of Jovit’s hit songs include “Faithfully,” “Too Much Love Will Kill You,” “Ika’y Mahal Pa Rin,” and “Mula Sa Puso.” He is currently a mainstay at “ASAP 2012” as part of ASAP Pinoy Champs.

Meanwhile, ‘Acoustic Pop Sessionista’ Juris carries on enchanting her beloved listeners not only in the Philippines but also in other South East Asian countries as she is set to be positioned to be the “Soothing Voice of Asia” with the launch of her third album this year. Her latest album produced by Singaporean company S2S will be an all-English repertoire that would cater to the wider South East Asian market. Juris’ solo singing career started with Star Records. Her first album “Juris: Now Playing” has achieved the platinum status while her second album “Forevermore” already reached gold. Her hits include soothing renditions of well-loved Filipino ballads like “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin,” “Don’t Say Goodbye,” and “Forevermore.” Juris performs every Sunday in “ASAP 2012” as part of the ‘ASAP Sessionista.’

Singer-songwriter and Juris’ fellow ASAP sessionista, Aiza Seguerra is bound for a grand celebration this 2012 as the launch of her latest album coincides with her 25th anniversary in showbusiness. Aiza’s newest record will feature her new songs and compelling collaborations with various OPM music icons. Aiza’s top-selling albums include ‘Para lang Sa Yo,’ ‘Open Arms,’ ‘Aiza Seguerra Live,’ ‘Perhaps Love,’ and ‘Songs From The Vault.’

Not to be left behind among Star Records’ top-selling artists are two of ABS-CBN’s most brilliant singer-actors Piolo Pascual and Jericho Rosales who aside from launching the most-awaited primetime drama series titled “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” are off to release their latest records this year.

After his successful platinum album “Change,” Jericho is excited for his new ‘baby’ with Star Records. His second album will once again feature his ‘alternative OPM’ kind of music that features all-original tracklist with two remakes. It will be notable collaboration with top notch producers from the industry. Jericho bagged the ‘Song of The Year Award’ in Star Awards for Music 2010.

On the other hand, Philippine showbiz’ ‘Ultimate Heartthrob’ continues to take his fans on a different high with the running success of his “Decades 1” and “Decades 2” albums of classic foreign songs. “Decades 1” has attained gold record status while the second has achieved six time platinum status. Completing the successful music trilogy will be Piolo’s highly anticipated OPM edition of the “Decades” project.

Watch out for the grand launch of the latest music compilations of the biggest and brightest Star Records artists soon. For more updates and online song downloads, log on to

Marvel Unveils New Posters for ‘The Avengers’

Marvel Unveils New Posters for ‘The Avengers’

The web is all abuzz with Marvel’s big-reveal this week of seven brand-new posters for “The Avengers.”

In keeping with the teamwork theme, the posters did away with solo character features. This time, each superhero is complemented by another “avenger” in the background. Check them out 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 Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, directed by Joss Whedon, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay 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 summer 2012.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D’Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham.

“Marvel’s The Avengers” will assemble in the Philippines on April 25 2012. The film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.

Marvel’s “Spider-Man” and “The Incredible Hulk” animated series are now aired over ABS CBN, comprising an hour of early programming on Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:30am. ABS-CBN previously aired Marvel’s “The Avengers” and “X-Men” animated series.

First-Look: The Lone Ranger

First-Look: The Lone Ranger

Disney has just released the first-look image of its upcoming blockbuster “The Lone Ranger” starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.

From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes.

Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice - taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

“The Lone Ranger” also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.

A Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films presentation, “The Lone Ranger” is directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski, with a screenplay by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Eric Aronson and Justin Haythe.

Opening across the Philippines in May 2013, “The Lone Ranger” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.

"Dahil sa Pag-Ibig" Pilot Episode Receives Modest Rating; "Walang Hanggan" Remains on Top

"Dahil sa Pag-Ibig" Pilot Episode Receives Modest Rating; "Walang Hanggan" Remains on Top

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from March 9 to 12, 2012 among Mega Manila households (People Ratings):

March 9, Friday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 9.6%
2. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 6.8%
3. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 6.3%
4. Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) - 6.1%
5. Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 5.9%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Totoy Golem (GMA-7) - 5.1%
7. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 4.5%
8. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 4.3%
9. Mojacko! (GMA-7) - 4.1%
10. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 3.9%

1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 14.8%
2. Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 13.9%
3. My Beloved (GMA-7) - 13.1%
4. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 12.8%
5. Legacy (GMA-7) - 12.6%
6. Biritera (GMA-7) - 12.3%
7. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 11.5%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 10.5%
9. Bubble Gang (GMA-7) - 9.5%
10. TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) - 9%

March 10, Saturday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 12.8%
2. Kapuso Movie Festival: Eto Na Naman Ako (GMA-7) - 5.7%
3. Startalk TX (GMA-7) - 4.7%
4. Tom and Jerry (GMA-7) / 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 4.3%
5. Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7) - 4.1%
6. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 3.9%
7. Maynila (GMA-7) - 3.7%
8. Tropang Potchi (GMA-7) / Kapamilya Blockbusters: Babe I Love You (ABS-CBN) / It's Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 3.4%
9. Ben 10 Alien Force (TV5) - 3.2%
10. Sabado Sineplex: Blade (TV5) - 3.1%

1. Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 12.8%
2. MMK 20 Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 10.8%
3. Wansapanataym: Witchy Mitch (ABS-CBN) - 9.5%
4. Spooky Nights Presents Imbitasyon (GMA-7) - 8.9%
5. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 8.6%
6. Toda Max (ABS-CBN) - 7.6%
7. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 6.9%
8. Manny Many Prizes (GMA-7) - 6.1%
9. Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) - 6%
10. Just For Laughs Gags (GMA-7) - 5.2%

March 11, Sunday

1. Kapuso Movie Festival: Ang Panday (GMA-7) - 7.7%
2. Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) - 5.2%
3. Tom & Jerry Kids (GMA-7) / Bakugan Gundalian Invaders (GMA-7) / ASAP 2012 (ABS-CBN) - 4.2%
4. Dragon Ball (GMA-7) / Tween Hearts (GMA-7) - 3.8%
5. Jewelpet (GMA-7) - 3.6%
6. Sunday Sineplex: The Cat in the Hat (TV5) - 3.5%
7. Luv U (ABS-CBN) - 3.2%
8. AHA! (GMA-7) / The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 3.1%
9. NBA 2011-2012 Season: Indiana Pacers vs Miami Heat (GMA-7) - 3%
10. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 2.9%

1. Ibilib: The Wonders of Horus (GMA-7) - 11%
2. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 10.9%
3. Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7) - 10.8%
4. Pagsibol ng Pag-asa: Japan Tsunami 1st Anniversary Special (GMA-7) - 10.2%
5. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 8.9%
6. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 8%
7. Sarah G Live (ABS-CBN) - 7.9%
8. Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN) - 7%
9. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 6.5%
10. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 6.4%

March 12, Monday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 11.1%
2. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 7.2%
3. Chef Boy Lagro Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 6.9%
4. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 6.8%
5. Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) - 6.5%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Ikaw Lamang Wala Ng Iba (GMA-7) - 5.8%
7. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 5.1%
8. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 4.3%
9. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 4.1%
10. Tom and Jerry (GMA-7) / Mojacko! (GMA-7) - 4%

1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 14.6%
2. My Beloved (GMA-7) - 13.3%
3. Biritera (GMA-7) - 13.2%
4. Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) - 12.7%
5. Legacy (GMA-7) - 12%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 11.9%
7. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 11.5%
8. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 10.9%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 9%
10. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 8.3%

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from March 9 to 12, 2012 among Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):

March 9, Friday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 26%
2. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 16.9%
3. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 16.7%
4. Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) - 16.6%
5. Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 15.5%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Totoy Golem (GMA-7) - 13.1%
7. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 11.4%
8. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 10.9%
9. Angelito Batang Ama (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%
10. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 10.2%

1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 28%
2. Budoy (ABS-CBN) - 25.6%
3. My Beloved (GMA-7) - 24.9%
4. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 24.4%
5. Legacy (GMA-7) - 24%
6. Biritera (GMA-7) - 23.7%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 22.1%
8. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 21.6%
9. TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) / Bubble Gang (GMA-7) - 18.9%
10. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 17.8%

March 10, Saturday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 29%
2. Kapuso Movie Festival: Eto Na Naman Ako (GMA-7) - 13.7%
3. Startalk TX (GMA-7) - 11.9%
4. Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7) - 11.2%
5. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 10.7%
6. Tom and Jerry Kids (GMA-7) - 9.9%
7. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 9.5%
8. Maynila (GMA-7) - 9.4%
9. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Babe I Love You (ABS-CBN) - 9.1%
10. Tropang Potchi (GMA-7) - 7.9%

1. Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 25.2%
2. MMK 20 Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 21.3%
3. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 19.4%
4. Wansapanataym: Witchy Mitch (ABS-CBN) - 18.8%
5. Spooky Nights Presents Imbitasyon (GMA-7) - 18%
6. Manny Many Prizes (GMA-7) / Toda Max (ABS-CBN) - 13.7%
7. Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited (ABS-CBN) - 13.5%
8. Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) - 12.9%
9. Just For Laughs Gags (GMA-7) - 12.1%
10. Banana Split Extra Scoop (ABS-CBN) - 8.8%

March 11, Sunday

1. Kapuso Movie Festival: Ang Panday (GMA-7) - 17.4%
2. Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) - 12.2%
3. ASAP Rocks (ABS-CBN) - 10%
4. Tom and Jerry Kids (GMA-7) / Bakugan Gundalian Invaders (GMA-7) - 9.8%
5. Dragon Ball (GMA-7) - 9.7%
6. Tween Hearts (GMA-7) - 9.2%
7. Luv U (ABS-CBN) - 8.6%
8. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 8.3%
9. AHA! (GMA-7) - 8.2%
10. Jewelpet (GMA-7) - 7.6%

1. Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7) - 21.8%
2. Ibilib: The Wonders of Horus (GMA-7) - 21.7%
3. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 21.1%
4. Pagsibol ng Pag-asa: Japan Tsunami 1st Anniversary Special (GMA-7) - 21%
5. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 18.2%
6. Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited (ABS-CBN) - 16.9%
7. Sarah G Live (ABS-CBN) - 15.7%
8. Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN) - 15.6%
9. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 14.6%
10. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%

March 12, Monday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 26.5%
2. Broken Vow (GMA-7) - 19.3%
3. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) - 17.8%
4. Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) - 16.8%
5. Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) - 16.2%
6. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) - 13.5%
7. Kapuso Movie Festival: Ikaw Lamang Wala Ng Iba (GMA-7) - 13%
8. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 10.5%
9. Angelito Batang Ama (ABS-CBN) - 9.8%
10. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) - 8.7%

1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) - 27.5%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 26%
3. My Beloved (GMA-7) - 25.3%
4. Biritera (GMA-7) - 24.5%
5. Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) - 24.2%
6. Legacy (GMA-7) - 23.3%
7. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) - 21.7%
8. Dongyi (GMA-7) - 21.3%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 18.8%
10. Pinoy Big Brother Unlinight (ABS-CBN) - 17%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

MYX Music Awards 2012 Winners

MYX Music Awards 2012 Winners

The winners for MYX Music Awards 2012 was revealed in the 70's-Themed awards night held at the Music Museum in Greenhills, San Juan on Tuesday, March 13.

MYX Music Awards 2012 - Full List of Winners:

Favorite Music Video

· 20/20 – Pupil (Director: Jason Tan) (Winner)
· Gaano Ko Ikaw Kamahal – Itchyworms (Director: King Palisoc)
· Hey Daydreamer – Somedaydream (Director: Bianca King & Envo Valdez)
· Pangarap Lang Kita – Parokya Ni Edgar Feat. Happee Sy (Director: Avid Liongoren)
· Pera Pera – Sandwich (Director: Marie Jamora)

Favorite Song

· Pangarap Lang Kita – Parokya Ni Edgar Feat. Happee Sy· (Winner)
· 20/20 – Pupil
· Ako Na Lang – Zia Quizon
· Hey Daydreamer – Somedaydream
· Walang Natira – Gloc-9 Feat. Sheng Belmonte

Favorite Artist

· Parokya Ni Edgar (Winner)
· Christian Bautista
· Gloc-9
· Somedaydream
· Yeng Constantino

Favorite Female Artist

· Yeng Constantino (Winner)
· Karylle
· Kyla
· Sarah Geronimo
· Zia Quizon

Favorite Male Artist

· Gloc-9 (Winner)
· Bamboo
· Christian Bautista
· Sam Concepcion
· Somedaydream

Favorite Group

· Parokya Ni Edgar (Winner)
· Itchyworms
· Pupil
· Slapshock
· Sponge Cola

Favorite Mellow Video

· Kay Tagal Kitang Hinintay – Sponge Cola (Director: Yan Yuzon) (Winner)
· Hindi Kita Iiwan – Sam Milby (Director: Treb Monteras)
· Lagi – Kiss Jane (Director: J. Pacena)
· Wag Mo Na Munang Sabihin – Sitti (Director: Rember Gelera)
· Wala Na Tayo – Bbs Feat. Kean Cipriano (Director: J. Pacena)

Favorite Rock Video

· Halik – Kamikazee (Director: Avid Liongoren) (Winner)
· 20/20 – Pupil (Director: Jason Tan)
· Ngayon Na – Slapshock (Director: Team Manila)
· Pera Pera – Sandwich (Director: Marie Jamora)
· Unbelievable – Chicosci (Director: Tower Of Doom / Paolo Ruiz)

Favorite Urban Video

· Elmer – Gloc-9 Feat. Jaq Dionisio & Jomal Linao (Director: J. Pacena) (Winner)
· Ain’t A Crime – Amber Davis (Director: Luis Daniel Tabuena)
· Connection – Chelo A, Q-York & Jay R (Director: Treb Monteras)
· Heartbreaker – Mobbstarr (Director: Ace Villena)
· Kaibigan Lang (Remix) – Young Jv

Favorite New Artist

· Zia Quizon (Winner)
· Angeline Quinto
· Ebe Dancel
· Solenn Heussaff
· Somedaydream

Favorite Collaboration

· One Hit Combo – Parokya Ni Edgar Feat. Gloc-9 (Winner)
· Meron Akong Ano – Kamikazee Feat. Chito Miranda, Reg Rubio & Ian Tayao
· Pawiin – Bbs Feat. Kean Cipriano & Jay Durias
· Sari-Saring Kuwento – Champ Feat. Noel Cabangon & Gloc-9
· Walang Natira – Gloc-9 Feat. Sheng Belmonte

Favorite Remake

· Unbelievable – Chicosci (Winner)
· Fire – Solenn Heussaff
· Forever Young – Sam Concepcion
· Gaano Ko Ikaw Kamahal – Itchyworms
· Love Moves In Mysterious Ways – Christian Bautista Feat. Kris Aquino

Favorite Media Soundtrack

· Fallin’ – Sarah Geronimo (Catch Me I’m In Love) (Winner)
· Bumuhos Man Ang Ulan – Jericho Rosales (Green Rose)
· I’m Already King – Christian Bautista (A Special Symphony)
· Kahit Walang Sabihin – Rico Blanco (Imortal)
· Where Do I Begin – Gary Valenciano (In The Name Of Love)

Favorite Guest Appearance In A Music Video

· JM De Guzman (Pangarap Lang Kita – Parokya Ni Edgar Feat. Happee Sy) (Winner)
· Alodia Gosengfiao (All That’s Left – Christian Bautista)
· Enrique Gil (Ako Na Lang – Zia Quizon)
· Jasmine Curtis (Hey Daydreamer – Somedaydream)
· Kuya Kim & Eugene Domingo (Wala Na Tayo – Bbs Feat. Kean Cipriano)

Favorite Myx Celebrity Vj

· Somedaydream (Winner)
· Enchong Dee
· Kean Cipriano
· Rocksteddy
· Sam Concepcion

Favorite Myx Live Performance

· Parokya Ni Edgar (Winner)
· Ebe Dancel
· Juris
· Kyla
· Pupil

Favorite International Video

· Firework – Katy Perry (Winner)
· Born This Way – Lady Gaga
· Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 Feat. Christina Aguilera
· The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars
· What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction

Favorite K-Pop Video

· Mr. Simple – Super Junior (Winner)
· Break Down – Kim Hyun Joong
· Lonely – 2ne1
· The Boys – Girls’ Generation
· Tonight – Big Bang

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More Filipinos Befriend Wako Wako

More Filipinos Befriend Wako Wako

ABS-CBN’s newest fantasy series “Wako Wako” became a trending topic on Twitter recently, as praises and commendations on the show’s pilot episode flooded the said online platform.

According to netizens, besides “Wako Wako’s” excellent special effects and cute representation of the wishing elves calles Arukans, it is also timely to launch a children-themed series as it’s already vacation time for students.

The word “wish” was also at the center of the discussions on “Wako Wako,” which means that viewers already got a good grasp of one of the program’s morals that everyone must be careful in what they wish for.

Wako is so cute. My children love it so much,” a mother said on her Twitter post.

Meanwhile, this week on “Wako Wako,” Diyosa Marishka (Aiai delas Alas) continues her search for her lost Arukan named Barkan, who’s called Wako by his new master Muymuy (Yogo Singh).

Wako will find out that Diyosa Marishka landed on earth to get him back. He will, then, ask help from Muymuy, who’ll later discover the Arukan’s power to grant wishes.

Muymuy will also discover that the consecutive lucks he recently had were because of Wako’s help. But these granted wishes will pay off through a series of misfortunes for Muymuy’s loved ones. His mom Isay (Gladys Reyes) will fall off the stairs while his grandma Ima (Malou de Guzman) will get arrested due to illegal gambling.

Even Wako’s safety will be putto a test as Muymuy’s aunt Bechay (Maricar de Mesa) will mistake the Arukan as a hybrid of a monkey and a dog, and the cause of her skin allergies.

Catch “Wako Wako,” Mondays through Fridays, before TV Patrol on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. For more information, like .

Sneak Peek: The Lucky One

Sneak Peek: The Lucky One

Based on Nicholas Sparks’ bestseller “The Lucky One,” Zac Efron (“Charlie St. Cloud,” “New Year’s Eve”) stars alongside Taylor Schilling (upcoming “Atlas Shrugged: Part 1”) and Blythe Danner (“Meet the Parents” franchise) in this romantic drama directed by Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Scott Hicks (“Shine,” “No Reservations”).

In the film, U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault (Efron) returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive - a photograph he found of a woman he doesn’t even know. Learning her name is Beth (Schilling) and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.

Hicks directs from a screenplay by Will Fetters (“Remember Me”), adapted from the Nicholas Sparks novel The Lucky One. The producers are Denise Di Novi, who previously produced Nicolas Sparks novel-to-film adaptations of “A Walk To Remember,” “Nights In Rodanthe” and “Message in a Bottle,” and Kevin McCormick (“Arthur”). Ravi D. Mehta, Alison Greenspan and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers, and Kerry Heysen is co-producer.

Rounding out the cast are Riley Thomas Stewart (“The Beaver”), Jay R. Ferguson (TV’s “Mad Men”) and Adam Lefevre (“The Bounty Hunter”).

The production’s creative team also includes cinematographer Alar Kivilo (“The Blind Side”), production designer Barbara Ling (“No Reservations”), costume designer Dayna Pink (“Bruno”) and editor Scott Gray (“The Boys Are Back”). The composer is Hal Lindes (“The Boys Are Back”).

Opening across the Philippines on April 2012, “The Lucky One” will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

The Lucky One - Trailer:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Nash Aguas, Mika dela Cruz and Paul Salas Caught in a Puppy Love Triangle

Nash Aguas, Mika dela Cruz and Paul Salas Caught in a Puppy Love Triangle

Former child stars Nash Aguas, Paul Salas, and Mika dela Cruz topbill the ‘Puppy Love’ episode of “Maalaala Mo Kaya” this Saturday (March 17).

They portray the characters of Justin (Nash), Nikko (Paul), and Rio (Mika) who were caught in a love triangle as the two young boys both fell in love with the same girl. As they battle to win Rio’s heart, will their friendship still prevail over love?

Together with Nash, Paul, and Mika in the ‘Puppy Love’ episode are Yayo Aguila, Bobby Andrews, Basty Alcanses, Nikki Bagaporo, and Arnold Reyes. It is researched by Akeem del Rosario, written by Joan Habana, and directed by Mervyn Brondial.

Don’t miss the cute romantic love story this Saturday night in “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK), after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to, follow MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like”

Karl Roy True Cause of Death Revealed

Karl Roy True Cause of Death Revealed

Despite previous reports that he died of cardiac arrest, Pinoy rock icon Karl Roy, who passed away at around 1 o'clock in the morning on Tuesday, March 13, died from complications due to pneumonia.

The confirmation was made by Kevin Roy, Karl's younger brother and frontman of the band Razorback.

Kevin also revealed that his brother will be immediately cremated and interment will begin on Wednesday, March 14, at the Mount Carmel Church in New Manila, Quezon City.




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