Jessica Sanchez to Perform a Queen Hit Song on American Idol 11 Top 6

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Jessica Sanchez to Perform a Queen Hit Song on American Idol 11 Top 6


MexiPinay Jessica Sanchez and the rest of American Idol Season 11 Top 6 Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, and Elise Testone are set to perform songs popularized by Queen on American Idol Top 6 performance night next Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).

According to blogsite Rickey.org, the remaining 6 Idol hopefuls will return to the Idol stage to sing for America's votes on a Queen-themed performance show. The finalists will also get to perform a group medley with Brian May and Roger Taylor, original members of the legendary rock group Queen.

And on the result show, Thursday night, the official touring Queen tribute, The Queen Extravaganza, will perform their classic smash hit "Somebody To Love". Plus, Katy Perry live performance of her newest single, "Part of Me"; and American Idol Season 10 finalist Stefano Langone to launch his newest single, "I'm On A Roll."

What Queen hit song do you want Jessica Sanchez to sing? Bohemian Rhapsody, God Save the Queen, Love of My Life or Save Me?

Vilma Santos and Luis Manzano Face-to-Face in 'Deal or No Deal'

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Vilma Santos and Luis Manzano Face-to-Face in 'Deal or No Deal'


As a birthday gift to her son Luis Manzano, Batangas Governor and Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos, will try her luck at winning millions on weekend game show, "Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal."

Manzano, who hosts the show, turns 31 today, April 21.

For his birthday, Santos granted his wish to become a player on the show. During the show’s taping, Santos also did a sample of her famous dance moves before opening her chosen briefcase.

Meanwhile, Manzano was also moved to tears by a present from his father, actor Edu Manzano.

The episode of “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal” featuring Santos airs this Saturday (April 21) after “TV Patrol Weekend” on ABS-CBN.

Arnel Pineda Attends World Premiere of His Biographical Film "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey"

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Arnel Pineda Attends World Premiere of His Biographical Film "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey"



Arnel Pineda and the whole members of the band, Journey, rocked the red carpet for the world premiere of the documentary, "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" in New York City.

The film, which is spotlighted at the Tribeca Film Festival, tells the unlikely obscurity-to-fame story of Filipino singer, Arnel Pineda.

In 2007, Journey was looking for a new lead singer. The band's guitarist and singer, Neal Schon was searching the Internet late one night and happened upon a YouTube video of Arnel Pineda and his band Zoo, performing Journey's "Faithfully" in the Philippines.

Schon was so impressed by the performance that he e-mailed Pineda, who was subsequently flown to the U.S. to audition.

The film documents Pineda's audition and reception into the band, as well as the band's most extensive tour to date in 2008.

Pineda told Reuters that five years later, his fairytale success still hasn't sunk in.

"It will never sink in. Until now, up to now, it's still just a dream. The only difference is my eyes are always open, I feel it, it's in my soul, it's in my heart," said Pineda.

Schon says that the first two days of auditioning did not go well, but that was because Pineda needed to rest.

"From the third day in rehearsal when he came out from the Philippines, it fit like a glove and felt really magical and we got in the studio and things were just flowing. I mean the 'Revelation' record, it's pretty unheard of you know, of us coming back with a new record, with new songs and have a number one hit single," said Schon.




Guitarist and keyboard player Jonathan Cain said the logistics of hiring a Filipino singer for an American band was daunting at first.

"I said, how are we going to do this? How are we going to do immigration, how are we going to ... he lives there, how we going to ...? Lots of questions and somehow it manages to work, you know, because of his commitment," said Cain.

Pineda's family was poor and the singer lived on the streets of Manilla for a period. At first, life on the road in the United States was tough for him. Despite his success, he missed his family back home. But he says he wouldn't trade his career.

"Being on stage with these guys is the most wonderful thing. You know, being a part of one of the most anthemic songs out there, being made by one of the biggest rock 'n roll bands in history, it couldn't get any better than that," said Pineda.

According to the movie, "Don't Stop Believin'", which was a hit for Journey when Steve Perry was the lead singer, is the most downloaded song in history.

Piolo Pascual ‘Every Breath You Take’ Music Video and Lyrics

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Piolo Pascual ‘Every Breath You Take’ Music Video and Lyrics


Here is the official music video for Star Cinema’s upcoming romantic comedy, “Every Breath U Take” as performed by its lead star Piolo Pascual.

The movie, which mark Star Cinema’s 19th anniversary, also stars Angelica Panganiban, under the direction of Mae Czarina Cruz.

“Every Breath U Take” is set to open in theaters nationwide on May 16, 2012.




Every breath you take
And every move you make
Every bond you break, every step you take
I'll be watching you

Every single day
And every word you say
Every game you play, every night you stay
I'll be watching you

Oh can't you see
You belong to me
How my poor heart aches
With every step you take

Every move you make
And every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake
I'll be watching you

Since you've gone I been lost without a trace
I dream at night I can only see your face
I look around but it's you I can't replace
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace

I keep crying baby, baby, please

Oh can't you see
You belong to me
How my poor heart aches
With every step you take

Every move you make
And every vow you break
Every smile you fake, every claim you stake
I'll be watching you

Every move you make, every step you take
(From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/p/police-lyrics/every-breath-you-take-lyrics.html)
I'll be watching you

I'll be watching you
(Every breath you take, every move you make)
(Every bond you break, every step you take)
I'll be watching you
(Every single day, every word you say)
(Every game you play, every night you stay)

I'll be watching you
(Every move you make, every vow you break)
(Every smile you fake, every claim you stake)
I'll be watching you
(Every single day, every word you say)
(Every game you play, every night you stay)

I'll be watching you
(Every breath you take, every move you make)
(Every bond you break, every step you take)
I'll be watching you
(Every single day, every word you say)
(Every game you play, every night you stay)

I'll be watching you
(Every move you make, every vow you break)
(Every smile you fake, every claim you stake)
I'll be watching you

Robin Padilla and Angel Locsin Voted Filipino Youth’s Most Favorite Stars

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Robin Padilla and Angel Locsin Voted Filipino Youth’s Most Favorite Stars


If there are celebrities who continue to influence the Filipino youth, they would be “TODA Max” stars Robin Padilla and Angel Locsin.

In a survey conducted by TNS, the global leader in custom market research, Robin is at the no.1 spot in the list of the youth and young adults’ most favorite actor.

Robin is followed by Angel, who recently received a Best Actress award for her exemplary performance in the movie “In the Name of Love.”

The results of the survey was based on 1,200 face-to-face interviews conducted to Filipinos aged 18 to 24 from class A, B, C D and E households across the country.

The research firm said that the likes and dislikes of the youth and young adults are significant to all companies, since they dominate 16 percent and nine percent of the Philippine population, respectively.

This Saturday on “TODA Max, Tol (Robin) and Justin (Vhong Navarro) will travel to as far as Isabel’s province to win the heart of the lady’s family. Justin, however, is pessimistic to please Isabel’s father Tatay Mac (Al Tantay) because of their not-so-good past encounter in Manila. Tol will help his cousin Justin to impress Isabel’s clan. Will he succeed in winning their hearts?

Catch “TODA Max,” after “Maalaala Mo Kaya” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, like “TODA Max” on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Todamax.

Thia Megia and Greyson Chance Live on ‘ASAP 2012′ this Sunday

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Thia Megia and Greyson Chance Live on ‘ASAP 2012′ this Sunday


“ASAP 2012” is all set to amaze viewers this Sunday (April 22) with world-class performances to be led by Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano as he shares his own journey of hope in his “With Love” segment in celebration of his 29th anniversary in showbiz.

International sensations will also add glitter to the ASAP concert stage as American Idol finalist Thia Megia and teen pop star Greyson Chance kick off the celebration with hair-raising vocal acts.

Fall in love with the charms of “Princess and I” teen heartthrobs Khalil Ramos and Daniel Padilla as they sing their hearts out and serenade the Kapamilyas; while royal love team Kathryn Bernardo and Enrique Gil starts the ASAP summer dance craze with Anja Aguilar, Sam Concepcion, Paul Salas, Makisig Morales, Sue Anna Ramirez, and Jane Oeineza.

“ASAP 2012″ throws a triple birthday bash for Philippine TV princess Kim Chiu, Kapamilya’s lucky charm Luis Manzano, and showbiz royalty KC Concepcion.

Enjoy the sizzling summer season with ZsaZsa Padilla, Erik Santos, Nikki Gil and Jed Madela’s ultimate concert treat; Toni Gonzaga, Billy Crawford, and Bea Alonzo’s show-stopping performances; and ASAP Pinoy Champs and Sessionistas’ must-hear renditions of breakout and novelty songs.

Define genuine Filipino talent as ASAP Kapamilya congratulates Toni Gonzaga, Christian Bautista, Angeline Quinto, Enchong Dee, Xyriel Manabat and ASAP Boys R Boys for winning in the 43rd Box-Office Entertainment Awards.

Meanwhile, Filipino youth takes over the ASAP dancefloor as Kapamilya childwonders Xyriel Manabat, Zaijan Jaranilla, Mutya Orquia, Bugoy Cariño, Deydey Amansec, Blythe Gorostiza, Yogo Singh, and Abby Bautista prepare for a dance off with idols Enchong Dee, John Prats, Gab Valenciano, Empress, and Robi Domingo.

Don’t miss the 2012 Gawad Tanglaw Best Musical Variety Show, “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.

Cristine Reyes Speaks on the Libel Case Filed by Ara Mina Against Her

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Cristine Reyes Speaks on the Libel Case Filed by Ara Mina Against Her


ABS-CBN’s Saturday entertainment talk show “Showbiz Inside Report” presents an in-depth report on controversial sisters Ara Mina and Cristine Reyes, who recently made headlines after Ara filed libel and grave coercion cases against her younger sister.

In an episode themed “Magkapatid, Magkadugo, Magkaaway!” join Carmina Villaroel, Janice de Belen, Joey Marquez, and Ogie Diaz this Saturday (April 21) and get to know the real persona of Ara and Cristine through the inside stories shared by their family and the other people closest to their hearts. Unravel the truth about the controversies in “Showbiz Inside Report” every Saturday at 2:30pm, after “It’s Showtime.”

For more updates, log-on at www.abs-cbn.com, follow @SIRTVOfficial on Twitter and ‘like’ their Facebook fanpage http://www.facebook.com/ShowbizInsideReport.AbsCbn.

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Celebrates Birthday in Party Pilipinas

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Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Celebrates Birthday in Party Pilipinas


GMA’s top-rating noontime party is all set for another combination of show-stopping and unique performances this Sunday with “Fantastic Terrific Wonderful” Party Pilipinas (FTW Party Pilipinas)!

Party Pilipinas gives a royal welcome to the one and only Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, as she celebrates her special day on the Party Pilipinas stage.

The Party Pilipinas’ hottest and most beautiful properties are bringing the heat to the dance floor. Watch out for the sizzling performances of Heart, Carla, Rhian, Sarah, Michelle, Vaness, Sam, Max, Rochelle, Ryza and Bianca.

Armed with their powerful voices and strong stage presence, Kyla, Rachelle, Maricris, Jonalyn, Aicelle, Julie, Krizza, Lovely, French, and Jaya are ready to make another scene as they belt out a string of The Journey’s classic hits in VOX.

Witness as the darling of the crowd, The Keso Boys, get cheesier than ever with their own rendition of the timeless hits of Rick Astley.

Party Pilipinas resident biriteras, Jolina, Rachelle, Kyla, Jensen, Lirah, Lovely, and La Diva join forces with the P-Pop Sensation Down to Mars for another explosive party showdown. Meanwhile, it’s the Xlr8’s turn to move to the beats of the Sayaw Pilipinas crew.

Because you asked for it, the "Party Pilipinas Roleta" is taking another spin with a new twist. This time it's the wannabe divas' turn on the stage. Are they good enough for judge, Regine Velasquez? Find out.

Sunday’s most favourite love team, Julie Anne and Elmo, treats you for another unforgettable kilig performance back-to-back with Elmo’s special birthday number together with Kristoffer and Enzo.

Finally, celebrate OPM pride as two of the greatest bands of today’s generation step in the Party Pilipinas stage. Jamming with the OPM primes, Janno and Ogie, are Kamikazee and Sponge Cola. Don’t miss the biggest event happening this Sunday, April 22, together with the brightest and hottest stars with Fantastic Terrific Wonderful Party Pilipinas (FTW Party Pilipinas) only on GMA.

Charlize Theron: The Prometheus Enigma

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Charlize Theron: The Prometheus Enigma


Oscar winning actress actor Charlize Theron heads into space, starring opposite Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace in Ridley Scott’s thrilling and thought provoking drama PROMETHEUS.

Shot entirely in 3D, legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott creates a new mythology in the film. He takes us on a momentous journey, posing intriguing questions about the origins of life. The story follows an intrepid team to the darkest corners of the universe. They are embroiled in a battle of epic proportions. At stake: the future of the human race.

Born in South Africa, Charlize Theron is one of the most diverse and engaging A-list actresses working today. Theron was already a well-defined movie star when, in 2003, she won an Oscar for her extraordinary performance as Daytona Beach prostitute-turned-serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Patty Jenkins’s extraordinary film “Monster.”

Prior to “Monster,” Theron had already attracted stellar notices for her performances in movies as diverse as “The Devil’s Advocate,” “The Cider House Rules” and “The Legend Of Bagger Vance.”

“Prometheus” is not Theron’s first experience of science fiction. In 2005 she played the title role in the film “Aeon Flux,” based on the animated television series created by Peter Chung.




Charlize Theron reveals her attraction to “Prometheus” and her passion for the films of director Ridley Scott in the following Q and A:

Q: How did you hear about the project?
A: I was in Malaysia and my manager called and said, “I’m sending you this script.” I’ve known Ridley for a couple of years, socially, so I knew he was working on this project. It was so secretive...I was in the middle of a rainstorm on a mountain, trying to read this script under a tree because it was the only place I could get reception.

Q: Damon Lindelof, the screenwriter, says you collaborated with him on fleshing out the character in the screenplay. How was that process?
A: I thought there was tremendous potential to explore themes that the script was already exploring through the eyes of a character who was so different from everybody else who’s on this mission. You have these scientists going out there – one is a believer, one really isn’t – and you play on all these themes, but to really experience all of that stuff from the point of view of somebody who comes from a much colder, more economic, ‘business suit’ sense of it was interesting. It’s really flattering and I was very excited to be partners with Damon and Ridley and to forge ahead.

Q: Who is Meredith Vickers?
A: She’s very different from anyone I’ve ever played. She’s a suit, essentially. She’s the machine that runs the machine that takes this mission into space and at first she comes across like a suit, very cold and frigid. She’s not a scientist; she’s not a believer. She runs a tight ship, but you can tell that she’s somehow going to be a problem. She’s somewhat of an enigma. The real excitement for me in playing this character is that in the third act you really strip her from her skin and you see what her bones are about and what she’s really doing there.

Q: Are you always looking for strong female roles?
A: I don’t ever set out to play a character with strength. I try to find the circumstances and try to be as honest as I can in those circumstances. There’s nothing more false than stepping in the wardrobe of a character who doesn’t authentically own those characteristics. Once we all understood the world, where we wanted to go with her and what we wanted to explore with her, that seeped in and all of a sudden I put that suit on and thought, “Yeah, I want to order somebody around!” You just kind-of find it.



Unravel the enigma that is Theron when “Prometheus” (3D) opens in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.


Prometheus - Trailer:



Michael Fassbender: Engineered Android in “Prometheus 3D”

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Michael Fassbender: Engineered Android in “Prometheus 3D”


One of the fastest-rising stars in the business, the 34 year-old German-born, Irish-raised Michael Fassbender has wowed multiplex and arthouse audiences alike over the past couple of years with searing, indelible turns in the likes of “Hunger,” “X-Men: First Class,” “Inglourious Basterds” and “Shame,” which saw him reunite with Steve McQueen. A passionate, instinctive actor, who better than Fassbender to breathe humanity into David’s cold hard exterior in the highly anticipated sci-fi adventure “Prometheus (3D)”?

From Ian Holm’s duplicitous Ash to Lance Henriksen’s dependable Bishop, androids have played a huge part in the Alien franchise. So it’s not a huge surprise to find that Prometheus also has an artificial humanoid on board its eponymous spaceship, in the blond-haired guise of Michael Fassbender’s David.

The character of David represents Prometheus' “company man.” An androgynous android with personality defects, David is the eyes and ears of the Weyland Corporation that funds the Prometheus mission.




Fassbender in the following q&a shares his take on humanity, working with Ridley Scott and Prometheus’ weighty themes.

Q: Who is Dav-eed?
A: He’s the robot. Or humanoid. Or android. Or whatever you want to call it. He’s like a butler. The first thing I wanted to do with him was to make him ambiguous. Should he be having emotions? I wanted to keep it ambiguous and have a lot of fun with it and enjoy it. I don’t know if that’s an easy description, but there’s so much comedy in him, actually, that I wanted to try to explore that as much as I could.

Q: Comedy? Even in an intense film like this?
A: Think Buster Keaton. Yesterday I kept banging my head off the screen on the ship and tripped over something else, and it was like a Buster Keaton moment! I also like the idea of treating him as a child, in certain respects. He’s been on this ship for two and a half years before everybody comes out of cryo-stasis.

Q: What does he do in that time?
A: He studies things, he watches films. There’s various things he soaks up. He’s been studying what Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) have come up with through their findings and research and the language that he thinks they [the Engineers] would speak, he’s been practicing that.

Q: Is David dangerous?
A: I think he knows his limits. He’ll know his limits when he gets there. Limit doesn’t exist for him. He will go until the point when he can’t go any further, physically. He doesn’t think about people’s suffering that much. He has an empathy and he’s developed that. But he’s more curious, like a child burning ants with a magnifying glass. There’s a cruelty there for sure, but it’s almost before a child comprehends cruelty. He does things for an end result.

But I don’t think he has any real moral compass. There’s something about him. He’s quite chuffed with himself. He’s very full of himself and he thinks he has most of the answers. In human company, he feels far superior.

Q: It is a film about creators and their relationship with their creations.
A: It’s about how the human beings are desperate in various ways to face this knowledge and get the answers to their questions, and not getting the answers to their questions. He’s never really been accepted and I think he does want to be accepted, very much so. But they always have that differential - we made you because we could. What’s interesting about him is that I do think this thing has been designed to behave like a human, but on a superior level, but it’s interesting that human personality traits start to bleed into the robot.

Q: Can you talk about the big ideas that are being tackled here?
A: What is the purpose of us being here? That’s the underlying question of the human race. That is why people are searching for heaven and for God, or Gods, as it was before. Why? There must be some purpose for us to be here, right? And that’s being explored in the film.

Q: Were you aware of the Prometheus myth?
A: I was. I do enjoy the greek classics and ancient history. The liver getting pecked away every night is a nasty affair, really.

Q: How does that tie in to the film?
A: Perhaps the fact that we keep going round in a circle, maybe that’s it. It’s a cyclical thing. There’s no resolution to the end of it, perhaps. It’s an ongoing quest.



Watch more of David in “Prometheus (3D)” when it opens June 7 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

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Bianca King Files for Divorce From Luis Alandy

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Bianca King Files for Divorce From Luis Alandy


Viewers can expect a lot of dramatic confrontations in the afternoon drama, Broken Vow, as Bianca King’s character faces the toughest and most painful decision in her life in the episodes this week.

After Roberto (Gabby Eigenmann) uncovered the secrets of Felix (Luis Alandy), he confessed to Melissa that her husband Felix and her rapist is one and the same person. Melissa is shattered and devastated by this revelation and feels betrayed by the man to whom she entrusted her life.

Roberto urges Melissa to file a rape case against Felix and put him behind bars for his misdeed. He even hires a lawyer to help expedite the process. But according to their lawyer, Melissa cannot file a case unless she divorces Felix in court.

Melissa’s woes intensify further because their daughter Eva longs for her father’s care. But Roberto will use all his connections and power to destroy Felix’s reputation and influence Melissa to pursue the case.

Will Melissa change her mind and continue with the case against Felix? Will Felix own up to his mistakes and voluntarily submit himself to the court’s jurisdiction?



Expect more revelations and twists as the drama continues in BROKEN VOW weekdays after The Good Daughter on GMA’s Afternoon Prime.

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill's Breakout Comedy Movie “21 Jump Street” Holds Sneak Previews April 23 & 24

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Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill's Breakout Comedy Movie “21 Jump Street” Holds Sneak Previews April 23 & 24


This year's highly anticipated comedy movie “21 Jump Street” from Columbia Pictures will have special sneak previews in selected theaters everywhere on Monday and Tuesday, April 23 & 24.

Starring the hilariously dysfunctional duo of Jonah Hill (“Moneyball”) and Channing Tatum (“The Vow,” “G.I. Joe”), “21 Jump Street” is the big screen re-imagining of the iconic '90s detective TV series which famously launched the career of superstar Johnny Depp.

In the action-comedy, Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) were enemies in high school who became unlikely friends in Police Academy. While they may not be the best cops on the beat, they have a chance to turn it around when they join the police department's secret Jump Street unit, run by Captain Dickson (Ice Cube). They trade in their guns and badges for backpacks and use their youthful appearances to go undercover.

Trouble is, teenagers today are nothing like what they were just a few years ago, and Schmidt and Jenko discover that everything they think they know about being a teenager, from sex to drugs to rock and roll, is all wrong. More importantly, they both find they are still dealing with all of the adolescent problems they didn't address in their own teen years - and both will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.



Opening across the Philippines on May 9, “21 Jump Street” will be distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit http://www.columbiapictures.com.ph for trailers, exclusive content and free downloads. Like us at www.Facebook.com/ColumbiaPicturesPH and join our fan contests.

Tutok Tulfo Celebrates 2nd Anniversary via 2-Part Public Service Special

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Tutok Tulfo Celebrates 2nd Anniversary via 2-Part Public Service Special


When NEWS5 gave birth two years ago to Tutok Tulfo, its very first public service program, the progressive news organization vowed that it should serve as a trusted ally of Filipinos upholding righteousness and integrity.

To this day, the fierce expose’ program hosted by hard-hitting broadcast journalist Erwin Tulfo continues to expose the public to the backbone of socially relevant issues. On its two-part second anniversary special (April 21 and 28), Tutok Tulfo steps up by putting the police crime response management on a critical eye and giving an overview of the national mental health issues that are often overlooked.

Leading to its third year, the first leg of its two-part special features Filipino adults living with mental illness, suffering prejudice and discrimination from the public as they cope with being misunderstood, feared, laughed at, violated, and abused. This is an alarming condition that is unfortunately given relatively little attention, with the national budget allotting only 5% to mental health, not to mention the inadequate laws that should be pushing for more rehabilitation programs. Tutok Tulfo will take a closer look at the treatments offered in mental institutions and outpatient hospitals, and the potential negative effects of the lack thereof, as seen in crimes associated with people suffering from mental disorders.

This two-part special also delves into the standard operating procedures practiced by police officers in crime management. This segment includes a study on the initial response, investigation, and the intricacies of solving a crime and assesses the quality of service based on international standards. Anchored on the idea that apart from training and technical skills, a set of top-of-the line equipment is necessary in crime solution, this segment tries to present how these challenges grip the underprivileged stations in provincial regions and depressed areas, and how the officers cope with them.

Apart from its on-air special, Tutok Tulfo extends its gratitude to Kapatid viewers via the on-ground “Sakay sa Kaligtasan,” a ride-for-a-cause activity led by its host and motoring enthusiast-advocate, Erwin Tulfo. Together with the whole Tutok Tulfo team, Erwin will encourage more riders to join his journey and mission to help the public by providing a help desk and creating awareness on crime prevention, self-defense and rescue operations in its northern leg on April 21 at SM Supermalls (SM Novaliches, SM Marilao, SM Pampanga and SM Tarlac) and southern leg on April 28 at SM Supermalls (Novaliches, Molino, Dasmariñas and Sta. Rosa).

Be in the know and catch Tutok Tulfo’s eye-opening two-part special on April 21 and 28 at 11:30pm after Super Sine Prime on TV5, with earlier telecast at 7pm on Aksyon TV (Channel 41 in Mega Manila, Channel 29 in Metro Cebu and Davao, Channel 1 on Cignal Digital TV and Channel 59 on Sky Cable).

American Idol Season 11 Top 6 Announced

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American Idol Season 11 Top 6 Announced


After Colton Dixon's elimination last night, the official American Idol Top 6 and still have the chance to become this season's American Idol champ are:

Joshua Ledet
Skylar Laine
Jessica Sanchez
Phillip Phillips
Hollie Cavanagh
Elise Testone

Anne Curtis is Avon’s Newest Beauty Ambassador (a Title She Perfectly Deserves!)

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Anne Curtis is Avon’s Newest Beauty Ambassador (a Title She Perfectly Deserves!)


Avon gives Anne Curtis a new reason to shine.




Have you ever wanted to lavish your lips in stunning color and perfect shine? This summer, AVON, the top global direct selling company and the No. 1 makeup brand, hosted its hottest event of the year to officially launch two major names that will redefine captivating beauty - Anne Curtis and Avon Shine Attract Lipstick.

Dubbed as the biggest and shiniest happening in town, the exclusive Avon Color and Shine Party was held in a luxurious glass Avon Tent mounted at the heart of the posh BGC in Taguig. Privileged media friends and special guests arrived in their best shimmery chic ensembles and enjoyed a night of visual and aural festivities, including spins and beats from the gorgeous DJ Mia “Miaow” Ayesa and Sanya “Saninja” Smith. The highlight of the glamorous evening was the introduction of show business’ hottest and most bankable properties, Anne Curtis, as the newest face of Avon Color, and Avon’s new lipstick line, Avon Shine Attract.

Avon Senior Vice President and President for Asia Pacific, Bob M. Briddon welcomed Anne, saying, “Anne is such a perfect fit for the brand. She continuously proves to be a colorful, multifaceted talent. A TV host, actress, model, and now singer, Anne fearlessly ventures into new fields, and succeeds with unparalleled flair. In short, she’s the total package, just like this new revolutionary lipstick from Avon.”

Anne gleefully quipped, “I’m so happy to be the newest addition to the Avon family. Being the company that shares the same belief in empowering women, accepting the offer was easy.” Known for her luscious lips, Anne shared her latest lip color favorite, “When Avon introduced Avon Shine Attract Lipstick to me, I was instantly hooked. It gives me the perfect mix of color and shine all in one lipstick. Plus, it has a different kind of bullet, the packaging is so sleek. I love the wide variety of shades, but my favorite is Passionate Red. It easily makes me feel empowered with just one sweep. The color and shine blend in perfectly. With this, every Filipino woman can definitely shine! After all, why just color when you can shine?


(L-R: Avon Marketing Director for Southeast Asia Cluster, Ashley Ferguson, Anne Curtis and Avon Senior Vice President and President for Asia Pacific, Bob M. Briddon)


At the party, guests were invited to try on the new lipstick at Avon beauty counters. Avon Shine Attract is the world’s first lipstick with a glossy, moisturizing outer gel and a rich, vibrant core. The inner core provides lavish color, while the hydrating clear gel provides satiny shine, and has Vitamin A, E and SPF 15.

Avon Marketing Director for Southeast Asia Cluster, Ashley Ferguson, was proud to officially reveal Avon Shine Attract at the party and told guests, “We’re very excited to be introducing this new product - a lipstick that’s expertly formulated to give women the perfect balance of color and shine in each swipe. It leaves lips feeling weightless, not sticky, and comes in a package of pure perfection. Plus, Avon Shine Attract is available in a wonderful selection of 10 shades that we specially created for Asian women.

Guests took home this luxurious new lip experience with a complete set of the ten Avon Shine Attract shades. From glamorous girl to daring diva, Avon Shine Attract caters to every woman’s shade of choice, offered in Rose Pink, Guava, Happy Pink, Cherry Pie, Fuchsia Flare, Mysterious Mauve, Caressing Coral, Fever, Orchid, and Passionate Red.



Avon Shine Attract lipsticks are available for Php 399.00, starting May 1, 2012, exclusively through Avon Representatives nationwide. Don’t have an Avon Lady yet? Log on to www.avon.com.ph to find out how to contact an Avon Representative. For updates and promos, connect with Avon Philippines through Facebook.com/AvonPhilippines and via Twitter at @AvonPH.

Jessica Sanchez is Safe, So Who Goes Home at American Idol Top 7?

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Jessica Sanchez is Safe, So Who Goes Home at American Idol 11 Top 7?


Yoohoo!!! Pinoys hardwork to campaign, vote and rally for MexiPinay Jessica Sanchez paid off as she stays and join the American Idol Season 11 Top 6.

So who goes home in last night's Top 7 elimination round?

53 million votes came in and the Idol hopefuls who gathered the lowest votes based on last night's performances will join the Bottom 3 and might not have the chance to continue their "Idol" journey.


SAFE:
Joshua Ledet
Skylar Laine
Jessica Sanchez
Phillip Phillips


BOTTOM 3:

Hollie Cavanagh
Elise Testone
Colton Dixon


ELIMINATED:

Colton Dixon


Nomer Limatog Guests on Tropang Potchi this Saturday

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Nomer Limatog Guests on Tropang Potchi this Saturday


Nomer Limatog, the youngest contestant in the talent search Protégé: The Battle for the Big Break, will guest this Saturday in GMA’s educational morning program for kids Tropang Potchi.

Nomer portrays Sab’s friend but unknown to Sab, he’s got a crush on her. He tries to impress her by helping her out in her school homework and projects. Sabrina feels Nomer is such a great help, but Sab’s ka-potchi Julian Trono, Miggy Jimenez, Bianca Umali, Liane Valentino and Lenlen Frial think Sab’s already going too far – she’s beginning to take advantage of Nomer’s kindness and makes him do all her assignments. What will her ka-potchi do to correct her attitude?

Also this Saturday, Sab and Miggy will take viewers to Negros, where they embark on a nature trip, discover the province’s rich artistry and history, and visit its century-old houses.

Have fun while learning this Saturday on Tropang Potchi, 9:00am on GMA-7. Tropang Potchi is sponsored by Columbia International Food Products, the makers of Potchi, V-Fresh, My Juiz, Champy and So Lucky Crackers.

Ella Cruz is "Aryana" on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida

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Ella Cruz is "Aryana" on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida


ABS-CBN proudly brings the newest Kapamilya teen sensation Ella Cruz (who played the young Jasmine Valderama in the hit series "Dahil sa Pag-ibig") in the newest Kapamilya fantaserye "Aryana."

Starring Pokwang, Tonton Gutierrez, Desiree del Valle, Laurice Guillen, Tetchie Agbayani, Rustica Carpio, and Lotlot de Leon, under the direction of Erick Salud and Lino Cayetano, "Aryana" will start to swim this summer on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.


Aryana - Teaser 1:





Aryana - Teaser 2:





Aryana - Teaser 3:


Jasmine Curtis Shares Her 18th Birthday Wish

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Jasmine Curtis Shares Her 18th Birthday Wish


Jasmine Curtis Shares Her 18th Birthday Wish

Contrary to what others expected, TV5 princess Jasmine Curtis Smith celebrated her 18th birthday on April 6, Good Friday without the lavish debutante’s party. Instead, she just decided to donate money to Cribs, an orphanage for abandoned babies that she and Anne consider close to their hearts.

I just want to be practical. I don’t want to spend so much money on a big party for just one night,” Jasmine said in a report by featured at Interaksyon.com.

I would rather spend a lot on doing charity work. Makakatulong pa ako sa maraming tao at magiging meaningful pa ang birthday ko.” Anne Curtis' younger sister further said.

When asked about her birthday wishes? Jasmine said:

I want more success when it comes to work. And of course, I want to finish my high school.”

Jasmine is now busy doing several TV guestings (she will be a featured guest playing a ghost character in Pidol's Wonderland for the whole month of May) while pushing her schooling in Australia.

Image courtesy of Interaksyon.com

Ara Mina Brings Feud with Sister Cristine Reyes to Court

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Ara Mina Brings Feud with Sister Cristine Reyes to Court


"Punung-puno na ako.

Hanggang makakapagpasensiya, magpapasensiya ako. Pero hindi ko na kaya!

Said the very emotional Ara Mina on Wednesday afternoon, April 18, right after she filed a libel and grave coercion case against her half-sister Cristine Reyes at the Quezon City fiscal’s office.

According to ABS-CBNNews.com, Ara finally decided to file a case after she learned from their relatives that Cristine continously badmouthing her related to the alleged dispute over the remaining balance for a house they bought for their mother.

Sinasabi niya bayaran ko siya. Hindi ko siya kailangan bayaran kasi ako naghulog ng bahay ng mommy ko.

"Hindi ko alam kung ano ang sinasabi niya, kasi nasa pangalan niya yung deed of sale.

"Siya yung nag-down ng P1 million, ako yung naghulog ng P2.3 million.

Kumbaga, siya yung may lumalabas sa akin ng balance, pero wala na yun, e."

According to report, Cristine wanted Ara's SUV as payment for the remaining balance for the said Quezon City townhouse.

Aside from that, Ara said Cristine keeps on attacking her verbally since Holy Week. To prove her claim, Ara showed the press Cristine's malicious text message which contained “Kung ayaw niyo manggulo ako sa buhay niyo, bayaran utang niyo sa akin. Kung wala kayo pangbayad, ibigay niyo hinhingi ko [referring to Ara's SUV]. ”

Cristine continued by texting "I'm sure ibebenta mo ‘yang laspag mong katawan na pinagsawaan na ng lahat. Daig pa aso sa sobrang kati.”

However, Ara clarified that she filed charges not to claim money from Cristine but only to “teach her a lesson” for her attitude.

"Para maturuan siya ng leksiyon, kasi hindi na tama yung ginagawa niya.

"Mahirap sa ’kin ‘tong gagawin ko dahil sikat siya ngayon, ayoko siyang masira. Pero masyado niya nang hinahamak yung pagkatao ko, niyuyurakan na niya." Ara said.

TV Vampire Classic “Dark Shadows” Now a Big Screen Comedy

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TV Vampire Classic “Dark Shadows” Now a Big Screen Comedy


From visionary director Tim Burton comes the big-screen adaptation of the TV vampire classic “Dark Shadows” featuring an all-star cast, led by perennial collaborator Johnny Depp.

The film also stars Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Jonny Lee Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Chloe Grace Moretz, Victoria Winters and Gully McGrath.

“Dark Shadows” begins in the year 1752, when Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Depp) has the world at his feet - or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive.

Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.




The film marks Depp’s eighth collaboration with visionary filmmaker Tim Burton, who most recently reimagined Lewis Caroll’s “Alice in Wonderland,” also starring the actor. Burton remembers the original “Dark Shadows” TV series as a childhood obsession and constant distraction from his homework. “I just loved the tone of it,” the director recalls. “It was about the music and languid pace and how seriously the actors took it. It was basically a soap opera, but with a supernatural undercurrent to it, which made it very different. It was like a weird kind of nightmare in the mid-afternoon. There was nothing quite like it.

Their goal from the beginning was to honor the Dan Curtis-created series while making an original film with a contemporary sensibility. Legendary producer Richard D.Zanuck, who marks his sixth collaboration with Burton, was thrilled with the filmmaker’s take on the world of “Dark Shadows.” “The tone encapsulates a lot of humor, a lot of compassion, and although there’s blood, it’s hardly a typical vampire movie,” Zanuck says. “There are eccentric characters, and it’s a little off-center, a little over the top, and very much Tim Burton. You probably hear this a lot, and it always sounds disingenuous to say, but this movie has something for everyone. It’s got very passionate, operatic moments, heartbreaking tragedy, romance, terror and this unexpected humor.”

When the script came in, you could see what an incredibly fun ride it was going to be,” adds Oscar-winning producer Graham King. “But then you add the layer of Tim Burton’s magical directing and this incredible cast. Tim is also being very respectful of the series because we’re all cognizant that there are a lot of `Dark Shadows’ fans out there. He’s making a film that is as unique as the series was, but it’s obviously made for today’s audiences. It’s big in scope, and really, really funny.”

David Kennedy, who produces along with Zanuck, King, Depp and Christi Dembrowski, was the producing partner of television icon Dan Curtis, who created “Dark Shadows” and introduced television audiences for the first time to a sexy, sympathetic vampire protagonist. “There was never a vampire on television until Barnabas Collins,” Kennedy relates. “And one of the things that makes Barnabas so different is that he doesn’t like being a vampire, but he knows he’s condemned to be one forever, so he’s an enormously sympathetic character. And what’s thrilling about the movie is that it’s absolutely loyal to the key characters, but it’s an original take on the series.



Opening across the Philippines on May 10, “Dark Shadows” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Pinoy Explorer’s new adventure takes Aga Muhlach to Batanes

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Pinoy Explorer’s new adventure takes Aga Muhlach to Batanes


Aga Muhlach never backs down on any adventure. Whether it’s swimming with whale sharks in Sorsogon or braving the freezing temperature of Alaska, Aga promises to take you to the greatest adventures and the most exhilarating travels. In this week’s new episode of Pinoy Explorer, the bubbly host adds yet another location for you to explore as he takes you and your whole family to the northernmost island of the Philippines: Batanes.

In Batanes, Aga gamely treks Torongan Cave in Itbayat Island—an ancient dwelling place of the Austronesian race. While here, Aga tries to live in one of the houses of an Itbayat to see if he can survive a day without city comforts like air conditioning and electricity.





From Itbayat Island, Aga moves to Sabtang Island where he meets up with Noli Gabilo, a fisherman-turned-travel photographer whose photos have graced numerous websites and magazines here and abroad. In Sabtang, Aga explores the famed stonehouses of the Ivatans and the land’s equally famous lighthouse.

Aga took his own bike with him to better explore the beautiful sights of Batan Island. He ends his tour with a special presentation of the folk dance ‘palo-palo’ done by the Ivatan youths. Not to be bested, Aga joins the group and dances as well!



It’s surely another episode packed with fun and adventure. Be sure to tune in to a more exciting, more thrilling Pinoy Explorer this Sunday, April 22, 6:30PM on TV5.

Jessica Sanchez - Try a Little Tenderness (American Idol Top 7 Performance Video)

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Jessica Sanchez - Try a Little Tenderness (American Idol Top 7 Performance Video)


Jessica Sanchez sang "Try A Little Tenderness" on American Idol Season 11 Top 7.

Watch below:




Fans from the Philippines can also vote and help save Jessica from elimination. How?

Using Magic Jack, NetTalk phones:

If you have Magic Jack or NetTalk phones in Pinas, you can vote for Jessica by dialing the toll free number that will be assigned to her after the American Idol show. Check the American Idol website or Jessica Sanchez facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Sanchez/51158140363 to find out the toll free number she got for that episode. You have 2 chances to vote: 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm on Thursday Manila time. If you get busy tone (try at least twice to be sure) on the first time slot, that means your Magic Jack or NetTalk phone has a West Coast number, so trying dialing on the second time slot (1-3pm). You can vote as many times as you want via dial method. If you get a busy tone, it means the voting is closed.


Using Skype:

You can also try dialing from your computer using Skype for free. If you got busy tone on the first time slot, try the second time slot. If you have Skype app on your smartphones, that should work too.


On Facebook:

On your facebook account, click on the following link today, Thursday, around 11am to 3pm Philippine time to cast your vote:

http://apps.facebook.com/americanidolvoting/?fb_source=other_multiline&fb_action_ids=3360336021288&fb_action_types=americanidolvoting%3Avote


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Jessica Sanchez - Fallin (American Idol Top 7 Performance Video)

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Jessica Sanchez - Fallin (American Idol Top 7 Performance Video)


Jessica Sanchez performed "Fallin" by Alicia Keys on American Idol Season 11 Top 7.

Watch below:




Fans from the Philippines can also vote and help save Jessica from elimination. How?

Using Magic Jack, NetTalk phones:

If you have Magic Jack or NetTalk phones in Pinas, you can vote for Jessica by dialing the toll free number that will be assigned to her after the American Idol show. Check the American Idol website or Jessica Sanchez facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Sanchez/51158140363 to find out the toll free number she got for that episode. You have 2 chances to vote: 10am-12noon and 1pm-3pm on Thursday Manila time. If you get busy tone (try at least twice to be sure) on the first time slot, that means your Magic Jack or NetTalk phone has a West Coast number, so trying dialing on the second time slot (1-3pm). You can vote as many times as you want via dial method. If you get a busy tone, it means the voting is closed.


Using Skype:

You can also try dialing from your computer using Skype for free. If you got busy tone on the first time slot, try the second time slot. If you have Skype app on your smartphones, that should work too.


On Facebook:

On your facebook account, click on the following link today, Thursday, around 11am to 3pm Philippine time to cast your vote:

http://apps.facebook.com/americanidolvoting/?fb_source=other_multiline&fb_action_ids=3360336021288&fb_action_types=americanidolvoting%3Avote


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Cristine Reyes to Ara Mina : “Pinagsawaan na ng lahat yang laspag mong katawan.

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Cristine Reyes to Ara Mina : “Pinagsawaan na ng lahat yang laspag mong katawan.


"Punung-puno na ako.

Hanggang makakapagpasensiya, magpapasensiya ako. Pero hindi ko na kaya!

Said the very emotional Ara Mina on Wednesday afternoon, April 18, right after she filed a libel and grave coercion case against her half-sister Cristine Reyes at the Quezon City fiscal’s office.

According to ABS-CBNNews.com, Ara finally decided to file a case after she learned from their relatives that Cristine continously badmouthing her related to the alleged dispute over the remaining balance for a house they bought for their mother.

Sinasabi niya bayaran ko siya. Hindi ko siya kailangan bayaran kasi ako naghulog ng bahay ng mommy ko.

"Hindi ko alam kung ano ang sinasabi niya, kasi nasa pangalan niya yung deed of sale.

"Siya yung nag-down ng P1 million, ako yung naghulog ng P2.3 million.

Kumbaga, siya yung may lumalabas sa akin ng balance, pero wala na yun, e."

According to Ara’s lawyer, Cristine wanted Ara to give her the latter's SUV as payment for the remaining P1.8 million balance for a Quezon City townhouse they bought in 2011.

Aside from that, Ara said Cristine keeps on attacking her verbally since Holy Week. To prove her claim, Ara showed the press Cristine's malicious text message which contained “Kung ayaw niyo manggulo ako sa buhay niyo, bayaran utang niyo sa akin. Kung wala kayo pangbayad, ibigay niyo hinhingi ko [referring to Ara's SUV]. ”

Cristine continued by texting "I'm sure ibebenta mo ‘yang laspag mong katawan na pinagsawaan na ng lahat. Daig pa aso sa sobrang kati.”

However, Ara clarified that she filed charges not to claim money from Cristine but only to “teach her a lesson” for her attitude.

"Para maturuan siya ng leksiyon, kasi hindi na tama yung ginagawa niya.

"Mahirap sa ’kin ‘tong gagawin ko dahil sikat siya ngayon, ayoko siyang masira. Pero masyado niya nang hinahamak yung pagkatao ko, niyuyurakan na niya." Ara said.

ABS-CBN Wins 1 World Medal and 4 Finalist Certificates in 2012 New York Festivals

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ABS-CBN Wins 1 World Medal and 4 Finalist Certificates in 2012 New York Festivals


ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs shows bagged several recognitions from the 2012 New York Festivals International TV and Film Awards on Tuesday night, including a bronze world medal for the documentary "Krusada: Laya (Freedom)."

ABS-CBN's magazine show Rated K's "Kwento ng Buhay Ko (This is my Life)," hosted by veteran journalist Korina Sanchez received a finalist certificate.

Also getting finalist certificates were:

* The broadcast of "TV Patrol" during the onslaught of tropical storm Juaning on July 26, 2011 in the Best Newscast category;

* ABS-CBN's documentary "EDSA 25: Sulyap sa Kasaysayan (A Glimpse of History)" in the History & Society category; and

* "Storyline," which tells the stories of the famous and the unknown through their own voices, in the Biography/Profiles category.

Meanwhile, the pan-Asian hit TV series "The Kitchen Musical" starring ABS-CBN stars Karylle and Christian Bautista won a gold world medal for best writing and a bronze world medal for best performance for the entire cast.

GMA-7 Wins 3 World Medals and 6 Finalist Certificates in 2012 New York Festivals

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GMA-7 Wins 3 World Medals and 6 Finalist Certificates in 2012 New York Festivals


GMA News and Public Affairs has bagged three Silver World Medals and six Finalist Certificates at the prestigious 2012 New York Festivals Television and Film Awards held on April 17 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

I-Witness’ "Lapnos" (Burn) episode won the Silver World Medal for the Social Issues and Current Events category, while GMA News TV’s Front Row brought home two Silver World Medals – one for the Social Issues category for its "Yaman sa Basura" (Child Urban Miners) episode and another one for the Biography/Profiles category for the documentary program’s "Bente Dos" (Twenty-Two) episode.

I-Witness’ "Lapnos" gives viewers a glimpse inside the burn unit of the Mindanao Burn Center in Davao City . Here, Peabody Award winner Jay Taruc learns about the victims’ individual – at times, harrowing – stories.

"We are honoured to receive this silver medal from the NYF. Lapnos was a heartbreaking yet powerful story that moved all of us who produced it. But what makes this story truly remarkable, apart from the recognition it recently received, is its power to raise awareness on this small, forgotten hospital in Mindanao . Even now, we continue to receive pledges for the hospital and its patients, and for this we are truly grateful. We dedicate this award to the burn victims who shared their story with us and hope that more can be done to alleviate their suffering," says Angeli Atienza, program manager for I-Witness’ Lapnos episode.

"This documentary was passionately executed by the men and women of I-Witness. We dedicate this award to our dear 12 year old Christy, who succumbed to complications from her burn wounds. God bless you and God bless Mindanao," adds Executive Producer Lea Llamoso.

Front Row’s "Yaman Sa Basura" tells the story of twin boys risking life and limb working in an urban mine in order to help their family. "Bente Dos" (Twenty-Two), on the other hand, narrates the life of a couple living in Manila ’s slums, together with their children - all 22 of them.

"GMA News TV is just a year old channel. With Front Row's two medals, we take so much pride and honor to receive more medals than any other Philippine network from the New York Festivals this year. Our local audience has embraced the non-traditional, no-host, no-voiceover documentary format and we are glad that jurors from international award-giving bodies have appreciated it as well," says Johnson Tam, Program Manager for Front Row.

Meanwhile, three GMA entries brought home Finalist Certificates including the I-Witness episode on compressor mining presented by Peabody award-winning journalist Kara David dubbed Gintong Putik; the GMA special that delved deep into the current situation of the country’s education system in Report Card; and Born To Be Wild’s The Born Expeditions Finale: The Monster of Mae Klong and The Great White Shark where, in the presence of a Philippine wildlife team, a world breakthrough in sting ray research was documented on video.

Leading Philippine news channel GMA News TV – only on its first year of airing but is already making its presence felt even in the international arena – also brought home three more Finalist Certificates: GMA News TV’s historical docudrama tracing the evolution of Dr. Jose Rizal’s writings, Pluma: Si Rizal, Ang Dakilang Manunulat (Rizal, The Great Writer); and two Reel Time episodes - Lusong and Tira. Lusong (Live to Dive) tells the story of a father and his son’s race to earn enough money through diving while Tira (Infected) narrates the alarming cases of young teens suffering from sexually transmitted diseases.

The New York Festival International Television and Film Awards is one of the world’s most prestigious award-giving bodies dedicated to both the television and film industries. It encourages next generation story-tellers to break new grounds by honouring the winners within each competition each year.

Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola Outshine Bb. Pilipinas 2012 Winners; "Princess and I" Pilot Receives Modest Ratings

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Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola Outshine Bb. Pilipinas 2012 Winners; "Princess and I" Pilot Receives Modest Ratings


Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from April 13 to 16, 2012 among Mega Manila households (People Ratings):

April 13, Friday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 11.4%
2. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) – 8.9%
3. Broken Vow (GMA-7) – 7.5%
4. Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) – 7.2%
5. Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 6.8%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Pandoy Ang Alalay Ng Panday (GMA-7) – 6.1%
7. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) – 5.7%
8. One Piece (GMA-7) – 5.4%
9. Mojacko! (GMA-7) – 5.1%
10. Angelito Batang Ama (ABS-CBN) / It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) – 4.9%

Primetime:
1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 14.7%
2. My Beloved (GMA-7) – 11.7%
3. Legacy (GMA-7) – 11.4%
4. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) – 11.3%
5. Dongyi (GMA-7) – 11%
6. Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) – 10.7%
7. Biritera (GMA-7) – 10.1%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 9%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) / Bubble Gang (GMA-7) – 8.3%
10. TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 6.9%

April 14, Saturday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 13%
2. Kapuso Movie Festival: Minsan Ko Lang Sasabihin (GMA-7) – 6.4%
3. Maynila (GMA-7) – 4.4%
4. One Piece (GMA-7) – 4.3%
5. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Love On A Diet (ABS-CBN) / Startalk TX (GMA-7) – 4.2%
6. It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 3.7%
7. Tom and Jerry (GMA-7) – 3.6%
8. Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7) – 3.4%
9. Tropang Potchi (GMA-7) / Video Incredible (TV5) / 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) – 3.3%
10. Powerpuff Girls (TV5) / Sabado Sineplex: The Bourne Ultimatum (ABS-CBN) – 3%

Primetime:
1. Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) – 12%
2. Imbestigador (GMA-7) – 9.7%
3. MMK 20 Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) – 8.9%
4. Toda Max (ABS-CBN) – 7.6%
5. Spooky Nights Presents Kalansay (GMA-7) – 7.5%
6. Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited Big Night (ABS-CBN) – 6.7%
7. Wansapanataym: Maan Antukin (ABS-CBN) – 6.3%
8. Just For Laughs Gags (GMA-7) – 5.7%
9. Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) – 5.3%
10. Manny Many Prizes (GMA-7) – 4.8%

April 15, Sunday

Daytime:
1. Kapuso Movie Festival: Ang Kuya Kong Siga (GMA-7) – 8.3%
2. Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) – 6.1%
3. Tween Hearts (GMA-7) – 4.9%
4. ASAP 2012 (ABS-CBN) – 4.2%
5. AHA! (GMA-7) – 4.1%
6. Tom & Jerry Kids (GMA-7) / Slam Dunk (GMA-7) – 3.9%
7. Sunday Sineplex: Madagascar Escape 2 Africa (TV5) / Showbiz Central (GMA-7) – 3.5%
8. Bakugan Gundalian Invaders (GMA-7) / Luv U (ABS-CBN) – 3.4%
9. Ben 10 Alien Force (TV5) – 3%
10. Jewelpet (GMA-7) – 2.7%

Primetime:
1. Kapuso Movie Night: Lastikman (GMA-7) – 15.9%
2. SNBO: Jose & Wally A Party For Every Juan (GMA-7) – 15.7%
3. Ibilib: The Wonders of Horus (GMA-7) – 10.2%
4. Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) – 8.1%
5. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) – 6.2%
6. Sarah G Live (ABS-CBN) – 5.6%
7. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) – 5.4%
8. Binibining Pilipinas 2012 (ABS-CBN) – 4.9%
9. Rated K (ABS-CBN) – 4.8%
10. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) – 4.7%

April 16, Monday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 11.8%
2. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) – 8.3%
3. Chef Boy Lagro Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 7.7%
4. Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) – 7.6%
5. Broken Vow (GMA-7) – 6.6%
6. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) – 5.5%
7. Mojacko! (GMA-7) / One Piece (GMA-7) / Kapuso Movie Festival: Kutob (GMA-7) – 5.3%
8. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) – 4.8%
9. Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) – 4.3%
10. Tom And Jerry (GMA-7) – 3.9%

Primetime:
1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 14.6%
2. Biritera (GMA-7) – 12%
3. Princess And I (ABS-CBN) / Legacy (GMA-7) – 11.6%
4. My Beloved (GMA-7) – 11.5%
5. Dongyi (GMA-7) – 11%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 10.1%
7. Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) – 9.9%
8. TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) / Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) – 6.9%
9. Alice Bungisngis and Her Wonder Walis (GMA-7) – 6.4%
10. Dream High (ABS-CBN) – 5.2%


Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from April 13 to 16, 2012 among Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):

April 13, Friday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 25.7%
2. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) – 20%
3. Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) – 17.1%
4. Broken Vow (GMA-7) – 16%
5. Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 15.9%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: My Guardian Debil (GMA-7) / Angelito Batang Ama (ABS-CBN) – 13.5%
7. One Piece (GMA-7) – 13.4%
8. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) – 13.2%
9. Mojacko! (GMA-7) – 11.7%
10. Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) – 10.7%

Primetime:
1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 28.8%
2. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) – 23.2%
3. Legacy (GMA-7) – 22.9%
4. My Beloved (GMA-7) – 22.6%
5. Dongyi (GMA-7) – 21.9%
6. Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) – 21.3%
7. Biritera (GMA-7) – 20.8%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 19.5%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) – 17.4%
10. Bubble Gang (GMA-7) – 16.7%

April 14, Saturday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 28.5%
2. Kapuso Movie Festival: Minsan Ko Lang Sasabihin (GMA-7) – 14.5%
3. Maynila (GMA-7) – 10.9%
4. Startalk TX (GMA-7) – 10.7%
5. One Piece (GMA-7) – 10%
6. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Love On A Diet (ABS-CBN) – 9.7%
7. Tropang Potchi (GMA-7) / It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 8.7%
8. Tom and Jerry Kids (GMA-7) / 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) – 8.6%
9. Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7) – 8.5%
10. Video Incredible (TV5) / Sabado Sineplex: The Bourne Ultimatum (TV5) – 7%

Primetime:
1. Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) – 24.2%
2. Imbestigador (GMA-7) –21.3%
3. MMK 20 Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) – 17.6%
4. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) – 15.9%
5. Toda Max (ABS-CBN) – 15.7%
6. Spooky Nights Presents Kalansay (GMA-7) – 15.2%
7. Wansapanataym: Maan Antukin (ABS-CBN) – 12.9%
8. Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) – 12.2%
9. Just For Laughs Gags (GMA-7) – 12%
10. Manny Many Prizes (GMA-7) – 11.2%

April 15, Sunday

Daytime:
1. Kapuso Movie Festival: Ang Kuya Kong Siga (GMA-7) – 17.8%
2. Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) – 13.5%
3. Tween Hearts (GMA-7) – 11.7%
4. ASAP Rocks (ABS-CBN) – 10%
5. Tom and Jerry Kids (GMA-7) / AHA! (GMA-7) – 9.7%
6. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) / Luv U (ABS-CBN) / Showbiz Central (GMA-7) – 8.6%
7. Sunday Sineplex: Madagascar Escape 2 Africa (TV5) / Bakugan Gundalian Invaders (GMA-7) – 8%
8. Jewelpet (GMA-7) – 6%
9. Celebrity Samurai! (TV5) – 5.6%
10. Teen Titans (TV5) – 5.5%

Primetime:
1. SNBO: Jose & Wally A Party For Every Juan (GMA-7) – 31.1%
2. Kapuso Movie Night: Lastikman (GMA-7) – 29.5%
3. Ibilib: The Wonders of Horus (GMA-7) – 19.5%
4. Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) – 16.4%
5. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) – 13.7%
6. Sarah G Live (ABS-CBN) – 12.4%
7. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) – 11.9%
8. Binibining Pilipinas 2012 (ABS-CBN) – 11.3%
9. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) – 11%
10. Rated K (ABS-CBN) – 10.3%

April 16, Monday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 26.8%
2. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) – 20.7%
3. Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) – 19.2%
4. Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 17.1%
5. Broken Vow (GMA-7) – 16.9%
6. One Piece (GMA-7) – 13.8%
7. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) – 13.7%
8. Mojacko! (GMA-7) – 13%
9. Kapuso Movie Festival: Kutob (GMA-7) – 12%
10. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) – 11.4%

Primetime:
1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 27.6%
2. Legacy (GMA-7) – 24.3%
3. Biritera (GMA-7) – 24.2%
4. My Beloved (GMA-7) – 23.2%
5. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 22.6%
6. Dongyi (GMA-7) – 21.4%
7. Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) – 19.4%
8. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) – 15.3%
9. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) – 14.3%
10. Alice Bungisngis and Her Wonder Walis (GMA-7) – 13.4%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

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