Saturday, August 25, 2012

TV Ratings: "Makapiling Kang Muli" and "24 Oras" Compete in the Lead, "Walang Hanggan" Down to 4th Spot

TV Ratings: "Makapiling Kang Muli" and "24 Oras" Compete in the Lead, "Walang Hanggan" Down to 4th Spot

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from August 15 to 23, 2012 among Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):

August 15, Wednesday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 21.4%
Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 20.9%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 20.2%
My Daddy Dearest (GMA-7) – 18%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa (GMA-7) – 17.7%
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) – 17.4%
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 13.3%
Two Wives (ABS-CBN) – 11.5%
Inuyasha (GMA-7) – 11.2%
One Piece (GMA-7) – 11.1%

24 Oras (GMA-7) – 27.6%
Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 26%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 25.4%
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 24.9%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 24.8%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 21.8%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 21.7%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 19.2%
Moon Embracing The Sun (GMA-7) – 18.3%
Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 17.9%

August 16, Thursday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 21%
Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 20%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 16.8%
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) – 14.7%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa (GMA-7) – 14.6%
My Daddy Dearest (GMA-7) – 13.1%
Two Wives (ABS-CBN) – 11.1%
One Piece (GMA-7) – 10.7%
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 9.9%
Inuyasha (GMA-7) – 9.6%

Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 26.4%
24 Oras (GMA-7) – 25%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) / One True Love (GMA-7) – 24.4%
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 23.8%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 21%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) / Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 18.2%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 17.5%
Lie To Me (GMA-7) – 17.2%
Moon Embracing The Moon (GMA-7) – 15%
Kahit Puso’y Masugatan (ABS-CBN) – 11.6%

August 17, Friday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 21.8%
Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 18.8%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 18%
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) – 16.5%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa (GMA-7) – 15.6%
My Daddy Dearest (GMA-7) – 14.4%
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 11.3%
Two Wives (ABS-CBN) – 11%
One Piece (GMA-7) – 9.3%
Inuyasha (GMA-7) – 8.8%

Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 24.5%
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) / One True Love (GMA-7) – 23.2%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 22.8%
24 Oras (GMA-7) – 22%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 19.9%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 18.4%
Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 17.4%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 17%
Bubble Gang (GMA-7) – 16.9%
Moon Embracing The Sun (GMA-7) – 12.9%

August 18, Saturday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 29.9%
Kapuso Movie Festival: Huli Huli Yan (GMA-7) – 10.8%
24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) – 9.9%
Startalk TX (GMA-7) – 9%
Sabado Sineplex: Fast & Furious (TV5) – 8.7%
Maynila (GMA-7) – 8.3%
Together Forever (GMA-7) – 7.8%
Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) – 7%
Ben 10 Ultimate Alien (TV5) – 6.8%
SOCO (ABS-CBN) – 6.7%

Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) – 25.2%
MMK 20 Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) – 19.6%
Kapuso Movie Night: Flash Point (GMA-7) – 18.3%
Wish Ko Lang! Primetime (GMA-7) – 16.7%
Wansapanataym (ABS-CBN) – 16.1%
The X Factor Philippines (ABS-CBN) – 15%
Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) – 13.4%
Pinoy Adventures (GMA-7) – 10.6%
Tunay Na Buhay (GMA-7) – 10.5%
Wil Time Bigtime (TV5) – 10.4%

August 19, Sunday

Kapuso Movie Festival: My Valentine Girls (GMA-7) – 15.4%
24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) – 13.5%
Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) – 10.1%
Sunday Sineplex: Dragonball Evolution (TV5) – 9.4%
AHA! (GMA-7) – 9%
Doraemon Adventures (GMA-7) – 8.5%
ASAP 2012 (ABS-CBN) – 7.8%
H.O.T. TV (GMA-7) – 7.4%
The Buzz (ABS-CBN) – 7.1%
Enchanted Garden: The Magic Begins (GMA-7) – 6.6%

Imbestigador (GMA-7) – 18.6%
Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) – 17.8%
Protégé The Battle For The Big Artista Break (GMA-7) – 16.7%
Rated K (ABS-CBN) – 16.3%
Ibilib: The Wonders of Horus (GMA-7) – 16%
Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN) – 15.6%
The X Factor Philippines (ABS-CBN) – 15.1%
Tweets For My Sweet (GMA-7) / SNBO: Who Am I? (GMA-7) – 14.6%
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (TV5) – 14.5%
TV Patrol 25 Weekend (ABS-CBN) / Sarah G Live (ABS-CBN) – 12.7%

August 20, Monday

Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 22.4%
Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa (GMA-7) – 17.3%
Faithfully (GMA-7) – 16.8%
Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? (GMA-7) – 16.6%
Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 15%
Inuyasha (GMA-7) / One Piece (GMA-7) – 11.7%
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds (GMA-7) / Two Wives (ABS-CBN) – 11.5%
Smile Dong Hae (GMA-7) – 11.4%
Chef Boy Logro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 11.3%
Kapuso Movie Festival: Elvis and James 2 (GMA-7) -/ It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 9%

24 Oras (GMA-7) – 26.8%
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) / Makapiling Kang Muli (GMA-7) – 25.1%
Luna Blanca (GMA-7) – 23.7%
One True Love (GMA-7) – 23.1%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 21.3%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 20.4%
Lorenzo’s Time (ABS-CBN) – 17.6%
Inside Protégé (GMA-7) – 17.3%
Lie To Me (GMA-7) – 16.6%
Moon Embracing The Sun (GMA-7) – 13.7%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

Ogie Alcasid "Doo Bidoo" Music Video

Ogie Alcasid "Doo Bidoo" Music Video

Heto na, heto na, heto naaa!!! Heto na nga the official music video for Ogie Alcasid's version of Apo Hiking Society hit "Doo Bidoo" - the official theme song of upcoming Unitel Productions and Studio 5's latest movie offering "I Do Bidoo Bidoo" which is showing in theaters nationwide starting August 29.

Iza Calzado Covers METRO Magazine September 2012 Issue

Iza Calzado Covers METRO Magazine September 2012 Issue

Kapamilya actress Iza Calzado is the glamorous cover star in METRO Magazine Fashion issue this month of September.

Shot on location at Parc Guell in Barcelona, Iza was photographed by Doc Marlon Pecjo
wearing a Spanish high street's best in Spain.

Aside from IZa, this issue also features "500 Ways to Dress Up this Season," "A/W 2012 Runway Report: The Best of Paris, Milan, NYC and Manila," "The Editor's Diaries: Where to Go, What to Wear and What to See in the Catalan Capital" and many more!

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

Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta Wedding, a Major Hit

Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta Wedding, a Major Hit

The much-awaited wedding scene of Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta’s characters in “Walang Hanggan” reigned in the ratings game as it was the most watched program in the country last Wednesday, August 22.

Based on the data of Kantar Media, the said episode where Marco (Richard) and Emily’s (Dawn) exchange of vows was preempted by Marco’s real wife Jane (Eula Valdes), garnered a 41.9% national TV rating, compared to its rival program in GMA “Makapiling Kang Muli” which only got 15.3%. Meanwhile, to thank their fans for the undying support, multi award-winning actor Coco Martin is going to treat everyone with a grand fans day in Trinoma Mall’s Mindanao open parking lot this Sunday, August 26, at 5pm.

Don’t miss the explosive scenes and revelations in the phenomenal TV drama “Walang Hanggan,” weeknights, after “Princess and I” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 Will No Longer Allows Singer Contestants?

Pilipinas Got Talent Season 3 Will No Longer Allows Singer Contestants?

With singers Jovit Baldivino, Marcelito Pomoy, and singing group Maasinhon Trio being the first three winning acts of the first three seasons of Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT), its hosts Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford thought the fourth season of the Philippine franchise of the global "Got Talent" competition now needs variety among its contestants. They also believed that it is high time for singing hopefuls to give chance to other acts that could also show other talents Pinoy could be truly proud of.

"Napakagaling ng mga Pinoy sa pagkanta, hindi na pwede kwestyunin iyan ng buong mundo. Pero oras na para bigyan ang tsansa ng iba," Luis told ABS-CBN News.

He further said that singers should limit their exposure to "The X Factor Philippines" - the show dedicated only to aspiring musicians.

"We want it to be different. We're very happy na 'yung singers at this point, ay mayroong sariling show, 'yung 'X-Factor,' so sana, we want this to be really different. We want variety, we want talent," he said.

Billy, likewise, airs the same sentiment on his interview.

"We want talent. Kahit anong gusto mong gawin ay open ang 'PGT.' Dahil ipagmamalaki natin na hindi lang sa kantahan, sa sayawan, sa aktingan ang kaya natin. Meron naman talagang kakaibang talento ang Pinoy," Billy added.

What do you think of this decision (if true)? Continue reading HERE.

Jennylyn Mercado Releases New Album Titled “Forever By Your Side”

Jennylyn Mercado Releases New Album Titled “Forever By Your Side”

It’s so rare and refreshing when a young singer actress like Jennylyn Mercado takes the high road. Now 25, the former ‘ultimate survivor’ of the first GMA’s Star Struck has released her latest offering, “Forever By Your Side” - a proof that the singer returns with an album that is altogether different from anything she’s ever done before.

The six-track album kicks off with lead single “Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa” with her stunning vocals in a perfect ballad composed by Arnie Mendaros. “Forever By Your Side” album hit the stores last July 23 and debuted at no. 4 of Astroplus’ sales chart after its first week. It is also available on and iTunes for downloads.

Forever By Your Side was recorded in a concise period of time and Jennylyn shares her experience, “I have been comfortable working with PolyEast Records, in terms of recording and picking the best songs for the album… every song is dedicated to a certain level of experience and story to anyone who can relate.” Jennylyn now sounds like a maturing young woman following her own intuition and muse as she interpreted songs by such accomplished singer/songwriters as Wency Cornejo, Nyoy Volante, Francis Salazar, Gabby Alipe to name a few.

I am very proud of this project because I was challenged with a much fresher sound—definitely new to my old brand of singing,” Jennylyn said. Album highlights include the title track and bouncy straight-forward pop Forever By Your Side, as interpreted in English by Wency Cornejo adapted from a Japanese song “Kizuna” (in English means “United”); Parang Kailan Lang and Ganun na Lang Ba soar into contemporary ballad treatment composed by Francis Salazar; Mercado’s personal favourite, Mahal na Mahal composed and arranged by Nyoy Volante; soulful and sweet number “Halik sa Hangin” composed by rock group Urbandub vocalist, Gabby Alipe.

I actually started singing, not acting and my first love is music” Jennylyn confesses as she remembers her early days guesting as a singer at Café de Malate - the same bar where Kyla started out - where she was asked to do regular gigs when she was 17 years old.

However, Jennylyn has received more attention for her film work and hosting on TV but the new album released by PolyEast Records invites a closer look at her musical palette, which has broadened considerably since her bubblegum-flavoured debut, 2004’s Living The Dream - which was reported to have sold 30, 000 units. She has also snagged two albums from GMA Records and Viva Records which have several popular singles such as “Sa Aking Panaginip,” “Moments Of Love” collaboration with Janno Gibbs, “Maybe This Time” and “Kahit Sandali.”

Her critically-acclaimed performance in a period movie, “Rosario” has made her one of Philippine’s most desirable actresses. Her TV appearances however includes soap operas like “Encantadia,” “Super Twins,” “SRO Cinemaserye: Suspetsa, Ikaw Sana” and “Sine Novela: Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak” among others. Mercado currently stars in another drama series on GMA 7 titled “Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa” with co-stars Sid Lucero and Frank Magalona.

Jennylyn has recently branched out into television hosting, leading up the GMA 7’s reality series Protégé: The Battle for the Big Break with co-hosts Ogie Alcasid and Dingdong Dantes. She also co-hosts in GMA-7’s Sunday concert show Party Pilipinas and the newly-launched Sunday showbiz-oriented show HOT TV (Hindi Ordinaryong Tsismis).

Jennylyn said that in the two years since she released her last album, “a lot” has happened in her life, which also will serve as inspiration for her new songs. She now feels it is time to begin the next chapter of her career by returning to her roots: singing. She says, “Making this album has been the most creatively satisfying experience of my life.”

I wanted to sing songs I have a real connection to. Songs that have moved me – made me think about loss and ultimately finding joy. Essentially, tell the story of what love really is – with all its pain and promise.” Jennylyn stated.

Watch out for the video of the first single, “Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa” directed by award-winning music video director Treb Monteras. The album is now available in AstroVision, AstroPlus, SM Record Bars, Odyssey and Landmark released by PolyEast Records. You can also download songs from the album on and iTunes. For more information you may visit PolyEast Records website or ‘Like’ us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

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Sarah Geronimo Mixes Cosplay with Timeless OPM Hits this Sunday

Sarah Geronimo Mixes Cosplay with Timeless OPM Hits this Sunday

Popstar Sarah Geronimo takes everyone back in time as she will revive classic and timeless OPM hits in her solo musical variety show “Sarah G. Live!” this Sunday, August 26.

Watch out for the special serenade of ‘80s balladeer Raymond Lauchengco and the smash-up dance number “Bagets 2″ star Eula Valdes. Kapamilya leading man and “The Reunion” lead star Enchong Dee will join “SGL” again as the Popstar’s guest co-host.

Meanwhile, join Sarah in another exciting adventure as a cosplayer in her ‘Sige Go’ segment. Still with the Popstar in the upcoming episode are her resident dance royalty Gab Valenciano, co-host Luis Manzano, musical director Louie Ocampo, choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy, G-Force, and director Erick Salud.

Don’t miss the trending and top Sunday primetime show of ABS-CBN, “Sarah G. Live!” 8:15pm, after “Rated K.” For more updates, visit the ABS-CBN Social Media Newsroom (SMN) at for the latest updates, photos, videos, interviews, and presscon podcasts. Follow @ABSCBNpr on Twitter and ‘like’ it on Facebook at

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Love Teams Showdown this Sunday on ASAP 2012

Love Teams Showdown this Sunday on ASAP 2012

Romance is set to fill the centerstage of “ASAP 2012” this Sunday, August 26, with the grandest “Princess and I” and “Aryana” showdown with primetime royalties Kathryn Bernardo, Ella Cruz, Francis Magundayao, Paul Salas, and ASAP Boyfriendz Enrique Gil, Khalil Ramos, and Daniel Padilla.

Prepare to scream out loud as the whole cast of Skylight Films’ newest horror flick “Amorosa” to be led by Martin del Rosario, Jane Oineza, Empress, Ejay Falcon, and Angel Aquino visit “ASAP 2012” for a special surprise.

Meanwhile, “ASAP 2012” throws an ‘OPM day’ with a string of world-class performances from Filipino music legends Kuh Ledesma, Rico J. Puno, Anthony Castelo, Heber Bartolome, and Mike Hanopol. Also joining in the celebration are the ASAP mainstays Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Piolo Pascual, Sam Milby, Bamboo, and Angeline Quinto. Enjoy the best of novelty with the must-see face-off of King of Pinoy Rap Andrew E and international Pinoy R&B sensation Billy Crawford together with some of ASAP’s sexiest stars Cristine Reyes, Bangs Garcia, and Denise Laurel.

Be amazed with another heartfelt performance from Queen of Teleserye Theme Songs in her segment ‘Angeline on Q;’ romantic serenade of Prince of Pop Erik Santos; and the ultimate concert extravaganza from Christian Bautista, Jed Madela, Nikki Gil, Jericho Rosales, and ASAP Sessionistas.

Discover the hottest Pinoy dance moves in the breathtaking dance showcase of Gerald Anderson, Maja Salvador, Shaina Magdayao, Rayver Cruz, Iya Villania, Sam Concepcion, and Anja Aguilar.

Don’t miss the 2012 Gawad Tanglaw Best Musical Variety Show, “ASAP 2012” this Sunday, 12:15 noon, on ABS-CBN.

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Party Pilipinas Goes "O.A." this Sunday

Party Pilipinas Goes "O.A." this Sunday

Be ready for over the top performances from the country's one and only concert party on television with Party Pilipinas O.A.!

This Sunday, Premiere Singer-Songwriter Mr. Ogie Alcasid will celebrate his birthday and his 45 years in the business in Party Pilipinas. Also celebrating her birthday is the Fierce Songstress Rachelle Ann Go, who will embark on a unique vocal challenge.

Stay tuned to witness a surely outrageous vocal showdown between resident divas and proud gay biriteras on this week's edition of "VOX Challenge".

Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid shines anew as she humbly shares the stage with new singing sensation, Zendee Rose. Party Pilipinas' roster of music royalties - Janno Gibbs, Jaya, Kyla, JayR, Jolina Magdangal, Mark Bautista, Gian Magdangal, and Kris Lawrence are also set to deliver another stellar performance on stage.

The show as always, will champion OPM, this time with a performance by music legend, Maestro Ryan Cayabyab. Fellow legends, The APO Hiking Society will give a sneak peek at upcoming movie inspired by their music, "I doo bi doo bi Doo".

This generation's Pinoy Rock icons will also grace the show - Parokya ni Edgar launches their new album, "Inuman Sessions Volume 2"; while Rico Blanco premieres his newest single, "Amats".

The Sayaw Pilipinas crew and the Sexy Hunks will rock the stage with newest Kapuso star Rafael Rosell.

Prepare for an extra dose of sweetness courtesy of "Dear Mr. and Mrs. A" with a new inspiring love story; "Juliemo" with power tandem Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona; and the Keso Boys with a new cheesecake girl.

The show will also take us through the journey of future stars from "Protégé: the Battle for the Big Artista Break". An exciting new soap is also on its way to GMA's top rating Afternoon Prime block, "Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga" featuring Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres.

Hosted by Richard Gutierrez, Raymond Gutierrez, Carla Abellana, Heart Evangelista, Rhian Ramos, KC Montero, Isabelle Daza, and more, Party Pilipinas O.A. is On Air this Sunday, August 26 only on GMA.

Eugene Domingo and Arnell Ignacio Get Emotional on 'Face to Face'

Eugene Domingo and Arnell Ignacio Get Emotional on 'Face to Face'

Eugene Domingo and Arnell Ignacio will be the featured celebrity sawsawera and sawsawero on Monday’s episode of Face to Face. Their mettle will be tested as yet another troubled web of characters seeks resolution through the top-rating program.

Uge admits to being a long-time fan of Face to Face because she remembers valuable life lessons after each episode. On Monday, both Uge and Arnell become emotional while discussing the plight of a pregnant young woman, the lover who left her and his mother. After learning of the young woman’s pregnancy, her lover leaves her for another woman - much to his mother’s frustration. Uge herself broke down during the episode’s taping.

Watch how Uge, Arnelli, Ateng Gelli and the Trio Tagapayo resolve this issue on Monday’s Face to Face.

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Ara Mina's Life Story Bared in 'Tunay Na Buhay'

Ara Mina's Life Story Bared in 'Tunay Na Buhay'

In the late ‘90s, she was one of the many budding sexy stars in Philippine showbiz. But little by little, she gained her ground in the industry and even brought home several acting awards after taking on more challenging roles in a number of movies including “Minsan Pa,” “Mano Po 2” and “Huling Birhen sa Lupa.”

She also tried her hand at singing and even managed to produce the hit song, “Ay, ay, ay, Pag-ibig.”

She is Hazel Klenk Reyes or more popularly known as Ara Mina.

In her more than two decades in local showbiz, she became one of the most controversial actors of her time.

Her supposed entanglement with a famous actor and a politician made her the constant talk of the town for quite some time.

More recently, Ara has been the topic of the news once again because of a spat between her and her sister Cristine Reyes.

Today, Ara is about to take on yet another role—this time as she ventures into the world of business.

Join host Rhea Santos as she explores the dramas and controversies in the life of Ara Mina in this week’s episode of GMA-7’s reality documentary show, Tunay Na Buhay, on Saturday, 10:45pm.

Piolo Pascual Covers YES! Magazine September 2012 Issue

Piolo Pascual Covers YES! Magazine September 2012 Issue

Piolo Pascual and his two homes in America are the featured cover story of YES! Magazine September 2012 issue.

Piolo Pascual has opened his homes - one in Nevada, Las Vegas and the other one in California, Los Angeles - for YES! magazine, something a lot of people don’t know about.

Aside from his homes, Piolo also opened his private thoughts about his son Iñigo and the current state of his love life.

Other celebrity features inside this issue include Precious Lara Quigaman and Marco Alcaraz‘ wedding, Heart Evangelista, Princess Punzalan, and more!

Yes! magazine September 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.

ABS-CBN Koreanovela ‘Two Wives’ Beats GMA-7's ‘Eat Bulaga!’

ABS-CBN Koreanovela ‘Two Wives’ Beats GMA-7's ‘Eat Bulaga!’

The dramatic twists and turns in ABS-CBN’s morning Korean drama series “Two Wives” has hooked more Filipinos nationwide as the lead character Victor awakened from a coma looking for the wife he divorced and forgetting the new woman in his life.

Its TV viewership went as high as 18.8% nationwide among urban and rural homes last Tuesday (Aug 21) and ranked 8th among the top ten most watched programs based on data from Kantar Media. It had more viewers than GMA’s “Eat Bulaga” on the said date rating at 15.3% as well its rival program that only rated 8.1%. “Two Wives” has been consistently beating rival shows for the past weeks. Desperate to get Victor’s love back, Janine connives with Albert and convinces him to do everything to make Yvonne fall in love with him. Will they succeed in their plan to set Yvonne and Victor apart?

Don’t miss “Two Wives,” weekdays, 10 a.m. on ABS-CBN.

Aiza Seguerra ‘Bente Singko’ Concert, a Celebration of Her 25th Year in Showbiz

Aiza Seguerra ‘Bente Singko’ Concert, a Celebration of Her 25th Year in Showbiz

The youngest silver anniversary celebration in Philippine showbiz is happening next month as former child wonder - Aiza Seguerra - mounts her anniversary concert at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

Stars shine in show business but many personalities flicker after their first fifteen minutes of fame. Longevity is only reserved for a few and in the exceptional young age of 28, Aiza Seguerra has already shared with us 25 years of musical and artistic craftsmanship.

From her young career as Vic Sotto’s daughter in Okey Ka Fairy Ko and more than thirty movies, the former child star has blossomed into one of the country’s most respected acoustic singer-songwriters and guitarist with hits such as Pagdating ng Panahon and Akala Mo.

Aiza wishes to share her gratitude for her silver milestone with BENTE SINGKO: Aiza Seguerra Anniversary Concert on September 28 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, a production from Blackbird Music Creations, That’s Ntertainment Productions and line produced by MediaNation Inc.

To celebrate Aiza’s stellar career, “Mr. Pure Energy” Gary Valenciano and “Concert King” Martin Nievera will join the silver anniversary concert as the major acts. Their enduring ballads will fill the coliseum with energy and passion.

Aiza’s role as mentor in the show Protégé: The Battle for the Big Break has led to the development of the grand winner Krizza Neri who will join the night as a Special Guest. The Company will serenade the night with hits such as Pakisabi na Lang, a song Aiza has also popularized in radio stations.

Fellow ASAP Sessionistas Juris, Richard Poon, Princess and Nyoy Volante, will also join Aiza for this big night. Gloc 9, Bayang Barrios and Cooky Chua of Color It Redd will complete the night with their own distinct brand of music.

The ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra will provide musical depth to the evening under the guidance of accomplished conductor Gerard Salonga. Mike Villegas and Ria Osorio will be the musical directors.

ABS-CBN and MYX are the media partners for BENTE SINGKO: Aiza Seguerra Anniversary Concert. Reservations can now be made for the ticket prices below. Call 234-2117.

Ticket Prices:

VIP P3,500 | Patron P3,000 | Lower Box P2,500 | Upper Box A P750 | Upper Box B P400 | General Admission P300

To get the latest updates on Aiza Seguerra BENTE SINGKO Anniversary concert, like MediaNation Inc. on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @medianationinc #aizabentesingko.

Katy Perry Talks About "Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D" Movie

Katy Perry Talks About "Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D" Movie

Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson is the daughter of two Christian ministers who allowed only gospel music in their home.

But Hudson's alter ego, 27-year-old Katy Perry, looks every inch the pop star, with her purple hair and pink ruffled dress, as she arrives at a Beverly Hills hotel suite to talk about her new movie, Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D. Perry invited two filmmakers to tag along as she circled the globe on her sellout 124-arena California Dreams Tour. The movie captures performances and real life, including a glimpse into her marriage to comedian Russell Brand at the beginning of the tour, and one painful moment depicted later when she is seen sobbing as the marriage unravels.
''There were some moments that made my tummy turn when I saw them in the final edit, because I'd already lived them and I really didn't want to live them again,'' Perry says.

''But I thought maybe if I shared that I got through the problem, other people wouldn't feel so alone in their problems. We all go through a lot of the same things and it's not about the problem but about how you solve it. The theme of the whole movie for me is about overcoming obstacles.''

Perry never met an obstacle she couldn't overcome, it seems, starting at age nine, when she taught herself to play guitar. In 2007, she landed a record deal and her first single, 2008's I Kissed a Girl, held the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks. She went on to become the first woman in music history to produce six No.1 singles from one album, Teenage Dream, including Firework and California Gurls.

''I think we're all blessed with gifts and I was lucky I just found out what mine was early on and have planted that seed and tried to water it every day,'' she says.

The down-to-earth performer admits that she does harbour a desire for perfection.

''What holds me up is focus and determination, and this incredible ambition that just hasn't subsided yet,'' she says.

Had you any other music films in your mind when you made that call?

I was inspired by Madonna’s documentary “Truth or Dare.” I loved her documentary and I loved seeing it, because I wasn’t exposed to anything like that, really, when I was growing up. For instance, I want to watch the first “Alien” film, because I want to see “Prometheus,” and I haven’t seen the first one. I wasn’t allowed to watch or hear or be exposed to a lot of different pop culture moments in the ‘80s and ‘90s, when I was a kid, because of my upbringing.

And you gave the filmmakers unlimited access during your California Dreams tour?

Yes, they came on the road and they shot everything—they were there for probably eight months out of the whole year, and they had over 300 hours of footage. Then, we started taking swings at the idea of making a movie and reached out to a bunch of people – it was a long process. We took it to different studios, and Paramount really latched onto the idea, and they’ve been great partners. We’re so in-synch and we wanted the same thing, and it’s been incredible. And in the movie industry, the summertime is really important. They’re putting it out on such an important weekend, and it’s very exciting – I have Christmas Eve jitters [laughs]. I’m very excited about it, and people seem to be responding to it in a very positive way.

Tell me about the decision to shoot in 3D. It works really well with the concert footage. What does it give the film?

We filmed that at the Staples Center for two nights with these new 3D cameras that hadn’t been used before - or, at least they hadn’t been used for this type of thing - and the texture is so beautiful. The slow motion shots are great – and I love that we can bring that to this type of film, because it adds some gorgeous nuances and detail. There are a lot different textures in the film that we use to tell the story, because there is a lot of backstory. Overall, I’m very happy with it, and I’m happy with the narrative.

And there is a clear narrative. It’s not just a film of you on tour; it’s a diary of your life up to this point…

Yes, the narrative is really about overcoming these obstacles of where I came from and who I wanted to be, and my personal obstacle of what I had to get through. And now, I’m still here and I’m still standing. And I think it was important to me to leave in those scenes of me in distress.

It shows too, that no matter what was going on backstage – no matter how upset you were – you still have that ‘the show must go on’ mentality….

You have to find a balance between being a human being and a performer. I know that it’s important for me to realise that this is a job at this level and to separate my personal life from my professional life and the fact of the matter is that we all have obstacles and problems in our lives. It would be unfair for me to press my problems on to my audience who were never there to experience that – they were there to be entertained, they were there to have a great time, they were all in costume and so I had to turn that side of me off when I went on stage.

No, it doesn’t. But it is poignant and it’s honest. But clearly you could have left those scenes out. Why did you feel it was important to include them?

Well, it’s the elephant in the room that I couldn’t avoid or ignore, because it would be ignorant of me to think I could make a complete film without even touching on it. And I’ve always wanted every choice I make to have integrity. Sometimes, that’s not the easy choice, but hopefully, what people get from this is that they don’t have to change who they are to fulfil their dreams. That’s what I believe and that’s what I’ve tried to do myself.

Is one of the messages in the film that there is a price that you pay for fame, too?

Yes, there are definitely sacrifices. But that’s part of a lot of people’s stories, whether they are famous or not. There is sacrifice. You know, heavy is the head that wears the crown. I put that in one of my songs - ‘Heavy is the head that wears the crown, don’t let the greatness get you down.’ Sometimes, it can be an extreme pressure, but really, it’s an opportunity. I try and have a positive outlook.

You’ve said before that Alanis Morissette was an influence on you. Have you met her?

Yes. I hung out with Alanis the other day - she is just so wise beyond her years. She said something that really stayed with me - she said, ‘Transparency is the new mystery.’ I agree with that, because in our culture, in our society, unfortunately, you see a lot of women, a lot of girls, and people who are ‘famous,’ and they are always perfectly presented—I think that can make people feel insecure. They think that they have to appear perfectly presented and perfectly made up, and to have certain possessions or material things that make them seem more of value...and that’s not at all what people should be focused on in order to achieve their dreams. And that’s some of the reasons why I kept those moments in the film where I’m clearly tired and I look horrible, I don’t look like I used to be, perfectly presented at all times. Because I’ve really built up this cartoon image of me and, in some ways, I think it’s time—not necessarily to break that down, show that not only am I Dorothy wearing slippers and I’ve been on this long journey, but also, here’s what’s under the hood. Here’s where I come from.

What do you hope the audience will get out of this film?

I hope that people will be inspired and get moving, and I hope that they will be encouraged to know that they don’t have to change into something that they are not in order to succeed. My message is, live a full life and reach your goals, however big or small they may be. I think some of my audience, especially teenagers, can feel a little bit lost about how to get to where they want to go. I think they can be confused about what they want to do in life, and how they want to fulfill their ambitions...because I think we’ve been fed, especially in the last five years or so, the wrong priorities. And although I’ve been susceptible to some of those things, I’ve tried to move beyond that idea that you have to be a victim in order to achieve your dreams.

Showing on August 29, 2012, “Katy Perry: Part of Me” is released is distributed by United International Pictures through Solar Entertainment Corp.

It’s Raining Men on beTV this September

It’s Raining Men on beTV this September

Get set for some seriously tongue-in-cheek humor, irreverent behavior and absolute fun in the brand new US sitcom, Men At Work on beTV! Dubbed an all-male version of Sex and the City – only that it’s funny – and reminiscent of Seinfeld, Men at Work is positively the fresh, must-catch half-hour of laughs on TV.

Meet the recently dumped, Peter Pan-complex Milo (Danny Masterson, That ‘70s Show) whose friends are helping to get back onto the dating scene. Gibbs (James Lesure, Las Vegas) is a photographer and ladies man who tries to seduce every pretty lady he meets. Tyler (Michael Cassidy, The O.C.) plays a charming features writer who adds some style to the group. And Neal (Adam Busch, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer) is so dorky he needs advice on talking dirty, but is the only one with a girlfriend – who happens to be their boss’ daughter. Together, they take on New York and live life "Full Steam" ahead, in the spirit of the magazine they work for!

Enjoy a good laugh and you may even pick up a thing or two about bouncing back from break-ups from “Men at Work,” which will start airing on September 3, and every weeknight thereafter at 8:30 pm,
first and exclusive on beTV!

Right after “Men at Work” stay tuned in to beTV for “How to be a Gentleman” at 8:55 pm on weeknights. Inspired by the non-fiction novel of the same name, How to be a Gentleman is a comedy about the unlikely friendship between a traditional, uptight columnist and an unrefined personal trainer. Andrew Carlson (David Hornsby, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is an etiquette columnist whose devotion to ideals from a more civilized time has lead to a life detached from modern society. Infectiously optimistic, Bert Lansing (Kevin Dillon, Entourage) is a reformed “bad boy” from Andrew’s past who inherited a fitness center, but can still be rude, loud and sloppy.

When Andrew’s editor, Jerry (Dave Foley), tells him to put a modern, sexy twist on his column or be fired, he hires Bert as a life coach in the hopes of learning to be less “gentle man” and more of a “real man.” Though Andrew and Bert’s views may be centuries apart, they may find they are each other’s missing link. Watch “How to be a Gentleman” premieres on September 3 at 8:55 pm, first and exclusive on beTV.

beTV airs on SkyCable (Channel 35), Dream Satellite (Channel 36) and Cignal Digital TV (Channel 37).

Friday, August 24, 2012

Iza Calzado and Jake Cuenca Love Scene in ‘Kahit Puso’y Masugatan’

Iza Calzado and Jake Cuenca Love Scene in ‘Kahit Puso’y Masugatan’

Late night will surely heat up today, August 24, as Iza Calzado and Jake Cuenca share a passionate love scene in “Kahit Puso’y Masugatan.”

As Andrea and Rafael make amends after a misunderstanding brought about by Andrea’s pole dancing, the two will go on a romantic getaway to temporarily forget all the problems they are confronting in life. This is where things get more intimate between the. How will this change their relationship? What awaits them as they return to the city?

Recently, the primetime show created a buzz online after #kahitpusoymasugatan and KPM trended on Twitter. Don’t miss “Kahit Puso’y Masugatan,” weekday nights after “Lorenzo’s Time” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. Follow the show’s official Twitter account (@Official_KPM) and like it on Facebook

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‘I Do Bidoo Bidoo’ Rated A by CEB

‘I Do Bidoo Bidoo’ Rated A by CEB

The upcoming musical-comedy film “I Do Bidoo Bidoo (Heto nAPO Sila)” received "A" rating from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB) of the Film Development Council of the Philippines.

As stated in the Republic Act 9167, any film that gets an A rating from CEB will be entitled to 100 percent rebate on its amusement tax.

The CEB rates films according to its quality, particularly in terms of direction, screenplay, cinematography, editing, production design, music scoring, sound and acting performances.

Showing on August 29, “I Do Bidoo Bidoo (Heto nAPO Sila)” stars Zsa Zsa Padilla, Gary Valenciano, Ogie Alcasid, Eugene Domingo and Sam Concepcion.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

PBB Teen Karen Reyes Talks About Pregnancy

PBB Teen Karen Reyes Talks About Pregnancy

Karen Reyes of PBB Teen Edition 4 observed that many of her friends who are of the same age faced pregnancy at a very young age. According to the teen housemate, she is quite confused if this is a ‘new trend’ or teens of today are just more liberated.

I don’t know why some of us are imprudent. I’m young and I have a lot of dreams; I want to accomplish many things. I can’t imagine having a baby at my age,” Karen shared.

Meanwhile, Binoe, Vhong Navarro and Angel Locsin will join forces in giving Karen an advice about teenage pregnancy on “TODA Max”.

We must not be impulsive in serious things like having a family; we must be prepared for it.” according to Angel.

This Saturday, August 25, in “TODA Max”, Tol’s (Binoe) niece, Karen, will pay him a visit with her pregnant dog. She will seek advice from Tol, Justin (Vhong) and Isabel (Angel) about the dog’s pregnancy and Lady G (Pokwang) and Tatay Mac (Al Tantay) will overhear it. Lady G will think that Karen is pregnant, while Tatay Mac will think that it’s his daughter, Isabel.

How will Lady G and Tatay Mac react on this? Find out on “TODA Max” with PBB Teen guests Kit and Ryan this Saturday, August 25, after “X Factor Philippines” only on ABS-CBN.

Eula Caballero and Ritz Azul Feud Continue on ‘Third Eye’

Eula Caballero and Ritz Azul Feud Continue on ‘Third Eye’

More and more people are finding it a habit to catch Eula Caballero battle it out with supernatural creatures in TV5’s Third Eye on Sunday nights.

After defeating a manananggal, sirena, tiyanak, and kapre, her character Cassandra faces a new challenge as Ritz Azul takes on the role of a mambabarang in this week’s episode of the hit show. In Philippine folklore, a mambabarang is synonymous to a powerful and cunning witch commonly known as a mangkukulam.

The two young ladies have been pitted against each other numerous times. This Sunday’s salvo of Third Eye will be the first time that the two TV5 Princesses face off in a drama. Despite the “rivalry” between them, Eula admits that she’s excited to work with Ritz, who is one of her closest showbiz friends.

Be sure to catch this exciting episode of Third Eye this Sunday, August 26, 9:30PM on TV5.

Heart Evangelista Presents ‘Ang Pinaka: Kakaibang Animal’ this Sunday

Heart Evangelista Presents ‘Ang Pinaka: Kakaibang Animal’ this Sunday

Award-winning actress and animal lover Heart Evangelista tries her hand at hosting the long-running Sunday infotainment show, ‘Ang Pinaka’ with a list of some of the most bizarre, unusual, and almost-brutal expression of parental love in the animal kingdom.

Presenting… the top ten ‘Ang Pinaka: Kakaibang Animal T.L.C. (Tender Loving Care).’

Joining guest host Heart Evangelista are guest panelistas: curator at Avilon Wildlife Foundation, Inc. Noel Rafael, museum curator II, zoology division at the National Museum Virgilio Palpal-latoc, and professor at the UP Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Wild and Exotic vet specialist Dr. Lester Lopez. Also featured are field correspondents Maey and Betong.

Find out the Top 10 “Ang Pinaka: Kakaibang Animal T.L.C.’ this Sunday, Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m. on GMA News TV 11.

Sway with Angelica Panganiban or Bounce with Cristine Reyes? Make Your Choice Now!

Sway with Angelica Panganiban or Bounce with Cristine Reyes? Make Your Choice Now!

Filipinas want beautiful hair and they are willing to invest their time, money and effort to get it.

Every day, women make their hair go through torture – heat styling, friction from brushing,chemical treatments, among others – in order to keep their hair beautiful. It’s no surprise then that their hair can look limp and lifeless and that women may feel lifeless too because of their hair.

Now Filipinas can discover healthy hair that’s full of life! During a recent event at SM Megamall, Pantene Brand Manager Mr. Tristan Patricio, explained, “Filipinas can now choose between hair that sways or bounces with life.” Pantene Nature Care Fullness and Life has Cassia Complex and avocado oil for full hair that bounces with life. Pantene also introduced new Pantene Nature Care Smoothness and Life with Cassia Complex and aloe vera to help reduce friction between strands for hair that sways with life. With new Pantene Nature Care, every day can be full of life!

And who better to invite women to be full of life everyday than celebrities who embody being fun and full of life themselves? Pantene Nature Care Ambassadors Angelica Panganiban and Cristine Reyes invited Filipinas to bring back life back to their hair and to make their choice between sway or bounce.

Angelica and Cristine shared how they manage to stay energetic and full of life every single day despite their demanding schedules. Angelica admitted that quality time with her family and friends helps her maintain balance in her life. Cristine, on the other hand, makes sure that she rewards herself for her hard work by traveling. However, both women agreethat being full of life should apply not only to their actions, but also to their hair.

Angelica relies on Pantene Nature Care Smoothness and Life for healthy hair that sways with life.She shared, “Kahit straight lang ang hair ko, gusto ko pa rin na may life ang buhok ko. With Pantene Nature Care Smoothness and Life, I have healthy hair that’s smooth pero hindi bagsak.” Cristine also said that she doesn’t have to worry about the fullness of her hair anymore,“With Pantene Nature Care Fullness and Life, healthy na ang hair ko, may volume pa for the perfect bounce.”

Now that Angelica and Cristine have discovered healthy hair that sways and bounces with life, they also invite other Filipinas to make their choice. Filipinas can vote for Sway or Bounce on Pantene Philippines Facebook Page for a chance to be one of six women to be featured on TV. Another highlight of the event was the Pantene Nature Care Beauty Studio where, for a minimum purchase of Php150.00 worth of Pantene products,shoppers were given free hair and makeup that prepared them for a Sway or Bounce professional photo shoot. These photos were then uploaded to the Pantene Philippines Facebook Page as entries to the online promo.

Never settle for heavy and lifeless hair again! Like Angelica and Cristine, sway or bounce with hair that’s full of life with Pantene Nature Care. Sway or Bounce – Make your choice!

Log on to to cast your vote for Sway or Bounce and to find out when the next Pantene Beauty Studio will come to a mall near you!

Robert Blair Carabuena Issued Public Apology to MMDA Officer Sonny Fabros (Transcript)

Robert Blair Carabuena Issued Public Apology to MMDA Officer Sonny Fabros (Transcript)

Robert Blair Carabuena, the infamous motorist who slapped MMDA traffic officer Saturnino “Sonny” Fabros on August 11 surrendered to Chairman Tolentino and read a public apology statement this morning, August 23.

Read part of his public apology statement HERE.

But despite Carabuena's apology, MMDA said they will still push through with the direct assault case filed against the former at the QC Prosecutor’s office.

It was earlier reported that while Philip Morris suspends Robert Blair Carabuena pending the outcome of the investigation regarding charges filed against him, MMDA officer Fabros was promoted to Traffic Constable 2 from Traffic Constable 1. He also received financial support and scholarships for his 6 children.

Photo credit: Yves Gonzalez

Parokya ni Edgar 'Bagsakan' feat. Gloc 9 and Frank Magalona (Music Video and Lyrics)

Parokya ni Edgar 'Bagsakan' feat. Gloc 9 and Frank Magalona (Music Video and Lyrics)

Catch here the music video for Parokya ni Edgar's hit song "Bagsakan" off of their "Inuman Sessions Vol. 2" album.

Bagsakan is a collaboration with Francis M’s son Frank Magalona and Gloc-9. Other artist collaborations in the album include Miggy Chavez (Chicosci), Yeng Constantino, and Kamikazee.

Nandito na si chito
Si chito miranda
Nandito na si kiko
Si francis magalona
Nandito na si gloc 9
Wala syang apelyido
Magbabagsakan dito in 5 4 3 2

Nandito na si chito
Si chito miranda
Nandito rin si kiko
Si francis magalona
Nandito rin si gloc 9
Wala syang apelyido
Magbabagsakan dito
Mauuna si chito!

Chito Miranda:
Hindi ko alam kung bat ako kasama dito
Sama-sama sa mga pasabog nila kiko at ni glock – astig patinikan ng bibig
Teka muna teka lang painom muna ng tubig
Shift sa segunda bago mapatumba
Dapat may maisip ka na rhyme na maganda
At madulas ang pagbigkas
At astig baka sakaling marinig
Ng libo libo na pilipino nakikinig sa mga pabibo ko
Di ka ba nagugulat sa mga naganap
Di ko din alam kung bat ako sikat
Para bang panaginip na pinilit makamit
Talagang sinusulit ang pagiging makulit
Kailangan galingan hindi na kayang tapatan ang tugtugan ng parokya
At aming samahan
Shit! panu to wala nko masabi
Ngunit kailangan gumalaw ng mga labi kong ito
Kunyari nagbabakasakali
Na magaling din ako kaya nasali!

Natapos na si chito
Si chito miranda
Nandito na si kiko
Si francis magalona
Nandito rin si gloc 9
Wala syang apelyido
Magbabagsakan dito
Babanat na si kiko!

Frank Magalona:
It aint uzi or ingram
Triggers in the maximum
Not a 45 but 44 magnum
And it aint even a 357
Nor 12 gauge but the mouth so listen
Nandito na si kiko at kasama ko si chito at si gloc 9
And it’s time to rock rhyme
Di ko mapigilan lumabas ang mga salita
Sa aking bibig di padadaig
Ang bunganga
Hala tumunganga
Lahat napapahanga sa talento
Akoy taga kalentong
Batang mandaluyong na ngayun nakatira sa antipolo
Sumasaklolo sa mga hiphop
Pwede karerin o
Pwede rin trip lang
Si gloc kasama ng parokya
Parang bulagaan at kelangan di mabokya
Hindi mo na kelangang malaman
Kung bakit pa
Kaming lahat ay nagsamasama
Mic check eto na nagsanib na ang pwersa
Francis magalona-gloc9-at-ang-parokya
1 2 3 4 lets volt in!

Natapos na si chito
Si chito miranda
Tapos na rin si kiko
Si francis magalona
Nandito na si gloc 9

ahhh mic check – mic check

Wala syang apelyido

Gloc9: naka on na ba ung mic?

Magbabagsakan dito
Kelangan ng magingat
At ang huling bagsakan
Si gloc 9 ang babanat!

Bato bato sa langit
Ang tamaan’y wag magalit
Bawal ang nakasimangot
Baka lalo ka pumangit
Pero okay lang
Hindi naman kami mga suplado
Sumabay ka sa amin na parang naka eroplano
Sa tunog ng gitara
Kasama ng pinakamalupit na banda
Pati si kiko
Magaling-hindi parin kayang tapatan
Parang awit na lagi mong binabalik balikan
Stop-rewind i-play mo
Nakapakasaya na para bang birthday ko
Alam mo na siguro ang ibig kong sabihin
Hindi na kelangan pang paikutikutin
Baka lalong matagalan lang
Lumapit at makinig na para iyong maintindihan
Mga salitang sinulat na hindi ko papel
Pero pwede ilatag
Na parang banig na higaan
Kapag hinawakan ang mikropono parang nabubuwang
Eh kasi naman siguro
Ganyan lang kapag gumagawa kami ng bago
Medyo nabibilisan
Hindi mo naisip na pwedeng mangyari
Magkasamasama lahat ay kasali!

Chito Miranda:
Ngayun lang nadinig
Hindi na to madadaig
Nagsamasama sa bagsakan
At naging isang bibig
Magingat ingat ka nga at baka masindak
Sapagkat andito na si chito-at-si-kiko-at-si-gloc!

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Protege Top 15 Finalists to Show Off Their Acting Skills with Maricel Soriano in Five Short Films

Protege Top 15 Finalists to Show Off Their Acting Skills with Maricel Soriano in Five Short Films

After proving that they could sing and dance during the previous gala nights, the remaining 15 proteges will showcase their acting skills this Sunday by starring in five short films and acting alongside no less than the Diamond Star Ms. Maricel Soriano.

The fate of the remaining protégés David, Ruru, Steffi, Bryan, Zandra, Mikoy, Japs, Reese, Shelley, Arny, Jeric, Thea, Vien Alen, Andres and Elle will be judged by how well they perform in this week’s task, which is to star alongside Maricel Soriano in one of five short films written by Palanca awardee Floy Quintos. The short films are directed by Cannes Film Festival awardee Brilliante Mendoza.

Who among them will gain the nod of their mentors, the judges and the viewing – and voting – public? Find that out this Sunday on Protégé: The Battle for the Big Artista Break after iBilib on GMA-7.

Also, catch the daily updates about the lives of the protégés inside their training quarters in Inside Protégé, which airs weeknights on GMA Telebabad, and in the web show Protégé: Pa-Like¸ which is available via

Follow Protégé’s official Twitter account at

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Kim Chiu Covers Star Studio Magazine September 2012 Issue

Kim Chiu Covers Star Studio Magazine September 2012 Issue

Kapamilya "Style Star" Kim Chiu is the perfect cover star for Star Studio Magazine Style Issue this month of September 2012.

Aside from Kim, this issue also features interesting articles on Sarah Geronimo, Judy Ann Santos, Chic Sisters Anne Curtis and Jasmine Curtis-Smith and many more.

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

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Ella Cruz and Francis Magundayao Reunite in “Aryana”; Is it Goodbye Dom Roque and Paul Salas?

Ella Cruz and Francis Magundayao Reunite in “Aryana”; Is it Goodbye Dom Roque and Paul Salas?

Due to insistent public demand, Ella Cruz and her former onscreen partner Francis Magundayao will be reunited in the top-rating fantaserye “Aryana.”

The two first teamed-up and gained instant popularity in the ABS-CBN defunct primetime show “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” where they played as the young Piolo Pascual and young Cristine Reyes.

I was very excited when they told me that Francis will be part of the story,” Ella said, adding “A lot of fans were requesting to include him in ‘Aryana’ because they really missed our love team in ‘Dahil sa Pag-ibig.

The primetime tween mermaid added that she was very impressed with Francis’ talent in acting when they were working together in the said drama series. “He is really good in acting. He can make TV viewers cry and fall in love at the same time,” the primetime princess shared.

When asked who among Francis, Dom Roque, and Paul Salas is closest to her in real life, Ella said that her three leading men are all her friends. “I am close to the three of them. Dom is the one who always gives me advice, while Francis and Paul are my comic buddies. We are already like a barkada because we always bond during tapings,” said Ella.

Meanwhile, continue to follow “Aryana’s” magical ‘tail’ especially now that a new boy (Francis) is going to enter in her life. Who is he? What will be his role in Aryana’s life? How will he affect Aryana’s friendship with Marlon (Paul) and Hubert (Dom)?

Don’t miss “Aryana,” weeknights, on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida, before “TV Patrol.”

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‘Pridyider,’ Regal Films Latest Horror Out Soon in Theaters Nationwide

‘Pridyider,’ Regal Films Latest Horror Out Soon in Theaters Nationwide

Pridyider,” the highly-successful episode of the Shake, Rattle and Roll movie installment now becomes a full-length movie.

After 28 years, Regal Films decided to create a movie spin-off of the said SRR episode featuring its original lead star Janice de Belen.

Joining her in this much-awaited horror movie are Andi Eigenmann, JM De Guzman, Joel Torre, Ronnie Lazaro, Bekimon, Baron Geisler, and Venus Raj.

Directed by Rico Maria Ilarde, “Pridyider” opens soon in theaters nationwide.

Pridyider - Full Trailer:

“Resident Evil: Retribution” Opens in PH Theaters on September 12

“Resident Evil: Retribution” Opens in PH Theaters on September 12

“Resident Evil,” the wildly successful film franchise adaptation of the popular video game series that has grossed nearly $700 million worldwide, returns with its highly anticipated fifth installment, “Resident Evil: Retribution,” written and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.

In the film, the Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice (Milla Jovovich), awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most clandestine operations facility and unveils more of her mysterious past as she delves further into the complex.

Without a safe haven, Alice continues to hunt those responsible for the outbreak; a chase that takes her from Tokyo to New York, Washington, D.C. and Moscow, culminating in a mind-blowing revelation that will force her to rethink everything that she once thought to be true. Aided by newfound allies and familiar friends, Alice must fight to survive long enough to escape a hostile world on the brink of oblivion. The countdown has begun.

The story-line of `Retribution’ is intricate and a bit twisty and turny, which is quite cool and will take many people by surprise,” explains Anderson, the creator and main engine behind the whole “Resident Evil” cinematic franchise. “I think the first movie had a very intricate structure, and then the films that came later became a bit simpler and linear in terms of the way they were plotted. So, I wanted to kind of go back to that original structure in this movie; but, whereas `Resident Evil’ had a more modest scale to it, here we have the intricate structure of that first movie with a much grander scope to it. Hopefully we have the best of both worlds…

Tying the films in conjunction with the celebrated video games was also a primary concern for Anderson. “We took fight moves directly from a scene with Ada Wong in the game Resident Evil 4, and then Resident Evil 5 has a car chase through the desert in which our heroes are driving an armored Hummer with a machine gun in the back of it that we recreated with a Phantom Rolls Royce in the Red Square.”

Indeed, “Retribution” aims to be the most ambitious “Resident Evil” movie to date. “One of the reasons this franchise has grown is because we have never rested on our laurels and just done the same thing again,” says Anderson, “but it’s definitely a pressure to up the ante each time. The last movie was such a success that I wanted to kind of push the envelope with this one. And part of that has to do with the whole globetrotting nature of the film. We have shot in Moscow’s Red Square, Shibuya in Tokyo, Washington D. C. and Times Square. And we have even been out in the real snow and ice of Alaska! So, we have tried to make the first epic undead movie with `Resident Evil: Retribution.’

Opening across the Philippines on September 12, “Resident Evil: Retribution” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Monsters are Just Like Regular People in ‘Hotel Transylvania’

Monsters are Just Like Regular People in ‘Hotel Transylvania’

Hotel Transylvania is a story about a father and a daughter – it’s just that the father happens to be Dracula,” says Genndy Tartakovsky, director of Sony Pictures Animation’s new, 3D animated comedy, “Hotel Transylvania.”

Like all fathers, he’s an overprotective, psychotic, and endearing guy who’d do anything for his daughter, but unlike other fathers, he’s the Prince of Darkness.”

In the film it turns out that the world’s most famous monsters – including Dracula, Frankenstein, the Werewolf, the Invisible Man, and the Mummy – are just like regular people, with families and problems and a need to get away from it all… but unlike humans, they have to live in hiding from a world that thinks they’re, well, monsters. What better place to hide than Hotel Transylvania, which Dracula himself operates as a sanctuary from the rest of the world and has been human-free since 1898?

But Dracula has issues of his own… his daughter, Mavis, is a teenager – in fact, she’s about to turn 118 – and as she becomes a woman, the vampire’s greatest fear is losing his relationship with her. Well, his two greatest fears are losing his relationship with his daughter and garlic, but that’s another story.

One of the toughest things you have to do as a parent is to let your children go out into the world,” says producer Michelle Murdocca, who has shepherded the film since its inception. “You can’t protect them; you just have to trust that they’re going to be able to take care of themselves. It turns out that even Dracula thinks the world can be a scary place sometimes.”

Hotel Transylvania makes these monsters funny – funnier than they’ve ever been – but the reason these monsters have lasted through the years is that they all have great personal stories,” says Tartakovsky. “There’s a humanity to them that makes them accessible. And that’s what we’ve found for our Dracula – there’s a great, accessible, bittersweet story, where you see how human the vampire is.”

When I first joined Sony Pictures Animation – right at the very beginning of the studio – and looked at the development slate, I was immediately struck by `Hotel Transylvania,’” says Murdocca, who also produced Sony Pictures Animation’s first feature film, “Open Season.” “I loved the fun that we could have with all of these traditional characters as we do a whole new take on them. When Adam Sandler joined the project, it really opened up a lot of possibilities about who Dracula could be – suddenly, we saw the potential of it becoming a bigger and broader comedy than we had ever imagined.”

Opening across the Philippines in September, “Hotel Transylvania” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

‘Curiosity Got the Chef’ Invades Baguio

‘Curiosity Got the Chef’ Invades Baguio

On the fifth episode of the delectable cooking show, “Curiosity Got The Chef”, Chef Sharwin brings his viewers to the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio.

In the episode entitled, “Healthfool”, Chef Sharwin will be preparing healthy dishes using the freshest ingredients of Baguio. To make sure that his ingredients are top-quality ones, Chef Sharwin himself will handpick all the ingredients he’ll use.

We’ll go to the organic farm and market in Baguio to make sure that we’ll get the freshest ingredients for our Healthfool episode,” he said.

Chef Sharwin will also find out how to distinguish fresh ingredients from stale ones and he will show his viewers where to get the best finds at low prices.

Cleanse and detoxify through Chef Sherwin’s mouth-watering and healthy dishes on “Curiosity Got The Chef” Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday nights at 9:30 p.m. on the Lifestyle Network. The channel is aired on SkyCable channel 52. For programming schedules and updates, like their Facebook page at

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Angel Locsin Fits the Role of "Makabagong Pilipina"

Angel Locsin Fits the Role of "Makabagong Pilipina"

Modess celebrates the Makabagong Pilipina and how she is "laging game" - confidently engaging in doing the things that matter to her. And who do you think fits the bill of the modern Filipino than Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin.

Watch the video below:

Nicki Minaj 'I Am Your Leader' Music Video feat. Rick Ross and Cam’ron

Nicki Minaj 'I Am Your Leader' Music Video feat. Rick Ross and Cam’ron

Nicki Minaj has released the music video for “I Am Your Leader” featuring rappers Rick Ross and Cam’ron, from her sophomore album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded."

Watch the video below:

Look sucker, this my gun butter
Street fighter bitches, this the up cutter
Nunchucka', no time to ducka'
Sign of the cross, cause this is her last suppa'
Play with me, check who came with me
I bought a couple 9′s, plus the k's with me
I breeze through Queens to check some bad bitches
I stunt so hard, assess the damages
Cause this that aw, this is that aw
And yes, I body bitches go get the bandages
Young yummy, fuck you got for me
I hate a phony bitch that front that chum chummy
I'm me top shotta' drop the top toppa'
Big fat pussy with a icy watch

I am your leader, yes I am your leader
You're not a believer, suck a big dick

When I fly, it's one letter and one number
You wack hoes could get hot for one summer
After that the queen will still reign here
I'm Santa Clause to these hoes without a reindeer
Saint Nick, Ross, hey Rick, I just got a toy, cost 850
Now I'm in the hood, niggas is getting woodies
Hit up Hot Topic, Nicki Minaj hoodies
I'm a Brand bitch I'm a BRAND
Go to Harlem, and get Cam
It's dipset, get your dick wet
Boarded the big jet, and got a big check
Now you tell me, who the fuck is winning
I'm on my Russell Simmons, Nicki denim, Nicki linen

Jealous niggas is gossip, watch me tie up my laces
Bitches be jocking, tell by the look on they faces
8 digits I'm clocking, a lot of gold in my bracelet
7 figures on watches, I told my mama I made it
Made a deal for my project, just give me 10 mill I'm gravy
I went back to the projects, and 2 mill in Mercedes
I get head from your lady, have her bill me later
I'm on school with the hustle, just gave Rihanna my pager
Heart break hotel, I'm in the 8 rise suite
Rolls Royce wood, I'm talking playoff seat
Know that boy busy cause he balling, I like to play all week
Monday night with the ‘RAW’, I’m Vince McMahon with a beat
Power slamming them hammers I get you handle for free
So where the fuck is her manners, she gives brain while I tweet
DM, in the BM, you cm, you bucking, you love it
Motherfuckers on my dick, suck it

See the car is European but got imported from Tokyo
Looking like a shark, the nose call it Pinocchio
Well off, wealthy, LV logo
Middle of July but the wrist on snowflow
Only do the Aspens, y'all can have the Poconos
I'm sunny and you must suck collagen dose, Calogero
Ride the whip, 5 on the hip, live with the pies got 9 for the flip
High with a bitch, she cry for the dick, oh my know why I'm fly as it gets
Now I need an aspirin
She said "You're only Cam'ron"
Girlfriend you don't know Cam'ron from nowhere
So don't go tampering, you're just a nail I hammer
'Nother girl that's on my camera
My name you cannot slander at all girl, watch your manners
She run and tell her mama, "I think I love him, Nana."
Because you sat upon my lap?Nah, I ain't Santa
Hope they call me my piper, OJ no glove I knife her
Never be a lifer, even do right
Why would I fight her? Don’t even like her

GMA Network Opens Ilocos and Bicol Stations to Boost Luzon Viewership

GMA Network Opens Ilocos and Bicol Stations to Boost Luzon Viewership

GMA Network, Inc. (GMA-7) firms up its nationwide leadership with the recent launches of two additional originating stations in Luzon.

In June this year, the Company opened its originating station in Ilocos thru Channel 5 in Ilocos Norte and Channel 48 in Ilocos Sur, covering parts of Abra.

The Ilocos Station, an investment worth over P100 million, has competitive signal strength that services over 218,000 estimated television households.

In August, the Company launched another originating regional station in Bicol with capital expenditures worth over P100 million. GMA Bicol is now seen in the provinces of Camarines Sur and Albay and will soon be seen in Sorsogon, Masbate, and Catanduanes for a total estimated television households coverage of over 805,000.

The GMA Bicol originating station followed GMA Naga’s impressive bottom line performance as a satellite station since its launch in 2009. GMA Naga consistently delivered double-digit annual net income growth until its recent conversion to a full-blown originating station.

GMA Ilocos and GMA Bicol are increments to GMA’s four originating stations found in Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, and Dagupan, all revenue contributors since the start of regional operations in 2006 till present.

According to GMA Chairman and CEO lawyer Felipe L. Gozon, the establishment of additional regional stations affirms the Company’s aggressive stance in capturing the interest of Filipino viewers from different parts of the country. “We study and customize our response to the diverse programming needs of viewers from different parts of the country. The newly opened Ilocos and Bicol stations service the locals, who are used to using their respective dialects other than Filipino,” Gozon says.

GMA President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr. shares that both stations are technically capable of producing local programs and are equipped with microwave and satellite facilities. He also says that the stations are equipped with active news gathering systems capable of delivering news coverage within the originating or neighboring provinces that can be aired locally or nationwide.

We are excited by the opportunity to share more of our programs, both national and soon, local, with our valued viewers in the Ilocos and Bicol regions and look forward to their making GMA a bigger part of their regular viewing time,” Duavit says.

These stations in strategic areas outside Mega Manila have been instrumental in increasing revenue for the network and in growing GMA’s overall viewership nationwide.

GMA’s sustained nationwide ratings supremacy that commenced in 2011 was mainly driven by strong weekday and weekend programming across all time blocks and ratings increments in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

GMA’s localized programming content is now complemented by respective news and public affairs programs in the Ilocos and Bicol regions.

‘Balitang Ilokano,’ anchored by veteran broadcast journalist Jorge Guerrero, covers a broad range of topics from politics, religion, natural calamities, to regional festivals. The Ilokano-speaking newscast, which airs daily over GMA Ilocos from 5:10PM to 5:50PM, is fast-becoming a preferred information source in the North through good reviews from the online community and trade.

Meanwhile, ‘Baretang Bikol’ brings a local flavor to GMA’s brand of news delivery. Anchored by veteran journalist Elmer Caseles, the newscast will go on-air beginning September 17 from 5:10PM to 5:50PM.

Both newscasts have multi-link systems that make it possible to air live reports from Laoag to Vigan (for ‘Balitang Ilokano’), and from Legazpi to Naga (‘for Baretang Bikol’). The newscasts are manned by trained correspondents, and powered by state of the art broadcast equipment.

Survivor Philippines Castaways, Tribes and Preview Video

Survivor Philippines Castaways, Tribes and Preview Video

The hit U.S. reality TV series "Survivor" is back on its 25th season with the Philippines as its new location.

Who among the 15 new contestants and 3 returnees will get to bring home the $1 million cash prize? Find out as "Survivor Philippines" premiere on CBS with a 90-minute telecast on September 19, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Check out the 18 contestants below with their Pinoy na Pinoy Tribes:

Kalabaw (Water Buffalo)

Sarah Dawson, 28
Katie Hanson, 22
Jeff Kent, 44
Dana Lambert, 32
Roberta “R.C.” Saint-Amour, 27
Jonathan Penner, 50
Michael Skupin, 50
Carter Williams, 24

Tandang (Rooster)

Artis Silvester, 53
Peter "Pete" Yurkowski, 24
Abi-Maria Gomes, 32
Lisa Whelchel, 49

Matsing (Monkey)

Malcolm Freberg, 25
Zane Knight, 28 g
Angie Layton, 20
Roxanne “Roxy” Morris, 28
Denise Stapley, 41
Russell Swan, 45

Michael Skupin of The Australian Outback, Jonathan Penner from Micronesia, and Russell Swan of Samoa, who were all medically evacuated in previous season are the returning contestants.

Watch the preview of Survivor Philippines HERE.




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