Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sarah Geronimo and Coco Martin Pair Anew

Sarah Geronimo and Coco Martin Pair Anew

Teleserye Prince and “Juan dela Cruz” lead star Coco Martin is all set to work his charms with TV viewers this Sunday (February 3) as he reunites with his former love team partner Sarah Geronimo in ABS-CBN’s hit primetime musical variety show “Sarah G. Live!

Meanwhile, aside from Coco, also watch out for the special visit of ultimate heartthrob Piolo Pascual; the world-class serenade of Jose Mari Chan; and the return of Robi Domingo and Matteo Guidicelli as the Popstar’s guest co-host. Still with Sarah in the upcoming episode are Gab Valenciano and the Gollayan Sisters. 

Don’t miss the trending and top Sunday primetime show of ABS-CBN, “Sarah G. Live!” 8:15pm, after “Rated K.” For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.comor follow @SGLiveOFFICIAL on Twitter and like SarahGLiveOFFICIAL on Facebook.

Derek Ramsay's Sufferings Continue After the Death of Nadine Samonte in "Kidlat"

Derek Ramsay's Sufferings Continue After the Death of Nadine Samonte in "Kidlat"

Last week’s shocking twist in TV5’s hit show Kidlat had everyone talking. Fans of the popular superhero series were stunned by the unexpected death of Lara played by Nadine Samonte. Lara is a fan favorite especially those who are rooting for the love pairing of Nadine and lead star Derek Ramsay.

With this major shake-up, viewers are ever eager to find out what’s in store for their hero. In the upcoming episodes, Voltaire will grieve over the death of the woman he loves. But his pain and suffering doesn’t end there. Blaming Kidlat for the death of Lara, Vincent (Baron Geisler) will unleash a batch of super villains to take down the electrifying hero.

Who are these villains and how will Kidlat beat them? Follow the exciting journey of Kidlat, weeknights 6:45PM on TV5.

OPM Icons Ely Buendia, Rico Blanco, Raimund Marasigan and Barbie Almalbis Share Their Biggest Secret to Staying Power

OPM Icons Ely Buendia, Rico Blanco, Raimund Marasigan and Barbie Almalbis Share Their Biggest Secret to Staying Power

Ely Buendia in Manila, Rico Blanco in Bohol, Raimund Marasigan in Bicol, and Barbie Almalbis in Palawan collaborating for one big musical event all at the same time. How is that possible?

Now, no matter how long the distance is, with the nationwide coverage and 4x more fiber power of fastest mobile broadband SMART BRO - connecting with your love ones,  friends, and even gatherings of OPM's biggest stars just like Ely Buendia, Rico Blanco, Raimund Marasigan and Barbie Almalbis is made possible. How cool is that?

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Kapamilya Stars Shine the Brightest in Sinulog and Dinagyang Festivals

Kapamilya Stars Shine the Brightest in Sinulog and Dinagyang Festivals

ABS-CBN Regional Network Group’s (RNG) “Kapamilya Karavan,” recently spread cheersand smiles in two of the biggest and most colorful annual festivities in the country - the Sinulog Festival in Cebu and the Dinagyang Festival - to thank their Cebuano and Ilonggo fans for making ABS-CBN the undisputed no.1 TV station nationwide.

The“Kapamilya Karavan” in Sinulog Festival drew more than 15,000 screaming fans at The Terraces in Ayala Center Cebu. Among the ABS-CBN stars who flew to the ‘Queen City of the South’ were Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap of “Be Careful With My Heart,” Xian Lim and Kim Chiu of “Ina Kapatid Anak,” Sam Milby and Paulo Avelino of “Kahit Konting Pagtingin,” and Robin Padilla and Anne Curtis of “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw.” Hosted by “M.O.R” Cebu DJs, “Kapamilya Mas Winner Ka” and “Mag TV Na” emcees, the “Kapamilya Karavan” in Sinulog Festival was also graced by ABS-CBN executives namely Broadcast Head Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN RNG Head Jerry Bennett, Corporate Sales Head August Benitez, and Business Unit Head Deo Endrinal.

ABS-CBN RNG also drew huge crowd when it took part in Sinulog 2013 Grand Parade where two colorful floats showcased Kim, Xian, Richard, Enchong Dee, Vice Ganda and Ryan Bang to promote Kapamilya Network’s celebration of 60 years of Philippine television; and Coco Martin, Erich Gonzales, Arron Villaflor, Neil Coleta, ZsaZsa Padilla, Gina Pareño and Joel Torre to invite the Cebuanos to watch the upcoming superhero series “Juan dela Cruz.” The two floats were such a hit that the big crowds followed it as it moved.

Meanwhile, more than 25,000 people trooped to the “Kapamilya Karavan” in Dinagyang Festival, which took place at the Iloilo Sports Complex. Kapamilya stars Robi Domingo, Richard Poon and Yeng Constantino, together with ABS-CBN big bosses Bennett, Benitez, and Entertainment TV Production Head Laurenti Dyogi joined the festivities. The grandest event in the ‘City of Love’ was hosted by “M.O.R.” Iloilo DJs and “Kapamilya Mas Winner Ka” emcee Rexylin Cabaltera.


After the “Kapamilya Karavan,” ABS-CBN further added color to Dinagyang Festival with the special live show of the top-rating Sunday musical variety show “ASAP 18” that gathered almost 50,000 people at the Iloilo Sports Complex. More than 40 of the biggest names in Philippine entertainment led by Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, ZsaZsa Padilla, Vina Morales, Billy Crawford, Jericho Rosales, and Piolo Pascual gave world-class entertainment to Ilonggo fans.

After conquering the Sinulog and Dinagyang Festivals, ABS-CBN RNG is all set for its next stops–Baguio City for the Panagbenga Floral Float Parade on February 24 and for Kapamilya Karavan at Melvin Jones Grandstand on March 2.

The ABS-CBN Regional Network Group is the nationwide TV and radio network of ABS-CBN Corporation.

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Highly-acclaimed "Ang Pinakabata" Documentary Re-airs Tonight on 'Front Row'

Highly-acclaimed "Ang Pinakabata" Documentary Re-airs Tonight on  'Front Row'  

Tonight, Front Row re-airs its highly-acclaimed documentary, "Ang Pinakabata".

The documentary tells about "Camille,"  who was sexually abused by her father when she was only 8 years old and conceived her firstborn baby by the age of 9. She was a full-fledged mother by 10 years of age, one of the youngest mothers in the history of the Philippines.  She is now under the care of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and has given up her son in the hopes that a foster family will give him the love and care he needs.

"Ang Pinakabata" has been chosen last year by the Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival for a one-time special screening, making it the first television documentary to be given such honor.  Respected filmmaker Dr. Clodualdo del Mundo Jr., who acted as the programmer of the documentary section of this year's Cinemalaya, extolled the thought-provoking subject of the documentary.  "Ang Pinakabata" deals with a sensitive subject - a very young girl, not beyond puberty, who gets pregnant.  It will make any sensitive viewer angry; hopefully, it will also make viewers find rational solutions to a very explosive subject," del Mundo said.

"Ang Pinakabata" was also a Finalist in the 2012 UNICEF Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award .

Don't miss "Ang Pinakabata" on "Front Row" tonight at 8:45pm, on GMA News TV Channel 11.

ABS-CBN Celebrate Pinoy Love with 12 Musical Masterpieces All Set to Capture the Hearts of Hopeless Romantic Pinoys in "Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs"

ABS-CBN Celebrate Pinoy Love with 12 Musical Masterpieces All Set to Capture the Hearts of Hopeless Romantic Pinoys in "Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs" 

In celebration of 60 years of Philippine television, ABS-CBN and Star Records once again set the stage for brilliant Filipino composers to share their musical masterpieces to the world as it relaunched the country's biggest multimedia songwriting competition “Himig Handog” with the theme, "Pinoy Pop (P-POP) Love Songs: Mga Awit at Kwento ng Pusong Pilipino.”

Now on its 5th year, “Himig Handog” received a total of 2,500 original compositions from Pinoy songwriters worldwide. And from the thousands of entries gathered, 12 songswere chosen as "Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs" finalists, which include "Alaala" by Ma. Fe Mechenette Tianga, Melvin Huwervana, and Joel Jabot Jr. from Iloilo; "Ano'ng Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa" by Jovinor Tan from Malabon; "If You Ever Change Your Mind" by Marion Aunor from Makati; "Hanggang Wakas" by Soc Villanueva from Australia; "Kahit Na" by Julius James de Belen from Quezon City; "Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat" by Jungee Marcelo from Pasig City; "One Day" by Agatha Obar Morallos from Baguio City; "Pwede Bang Ako Na Lang Ulit" by Jeffrey Cifra from Cavite; "Sana'y Magbalik" by Arman Alferez from Caloocan; "Scared To Death" by Domingo Rosco Jr. from Bohol; "Tamang Panahon" by Wynn Andrada from Makati; and "This Song Is For You" by Jude Gitamondoc from Cebu City.

The 12 song finalists will be immortalized by some of the biggest names in the Philippine music industry including Angeline Quinto who will be the interpreter for “One Day,” Aiza Seguerra for “Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa,” Erik Santos for “This Song’s For You,” Yeng Constantino for "Alaala," Juris for “Hanggang Wakas,” Toni Gonzaga for "Kahit Na," Bugoy Drilon for “Pwede Bang Ako Na Lang Ulit,” Jovit Baldivino for “Sana’y Magbalik,” KZ Tandingan for “Scared To Death,” and Daniel Padilla for the song “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat.”

Check out the music videos of 12 "Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs" finalists HERE.

Two young songwriter-finalists will be the interpreters of their own compositions-- Marion will sing her song “If You Ever Change Your Mind” and Wynn will share his heart out through his creation, “Tamang Panahon.”

Aside from the “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs” CD, which is now available on all record bars nationwide for only P250, the 12 song finalists will be featured in music videos created by the students from some of the country’s most prestigious universities including University of The Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas, Polytechnic University of The Philippines, San Beda College, Far Eastern University, University Of The East – Caloocan, MINT College, Philippine Christian University, Adamson University, and Technological Institute of The Philippines. The music videos will be first aired on “Himig Handog Pinoy MYX special” on MYX SkyCable channel 23 this Friday (February 1) at 6pm.

Just like its previous runs, “Himig Handog” will be giving away special awards aside from the grand prize. Fans will have the power to choose the winners in various special awards categories. For the Star Records Buyer's Choice, simply purchase a copy of “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs CD” at leading record bars and fill-up the voting cards or download your favorite songs via For the Tambayan's Choice and MOR's Choice, tune in to Tambayan 101.9 and MOR stations Nationwide and request for your choice love songs in the CD. For the sa TFC’s Choice, Kapamilyas abroad can vote online through While for the MYX Choice for Best Video, Support the music videos by requesting through MYX or register at and choose your favorite “Himig Handog” music video. The deadline of voting for MYX Choice for Best Video is on February 23 (Saturday) at 12noon.

“Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs” grand finals will happen on February 24 (Sunday) at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Pasay City and will be aired live on ABS-CBN channel 2.

For more information about “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs,” visit Star Records’ Facebook fanpage at or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres' Afternoon Soap 'Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga' Remains Undisputed in TV Ratings Nationwide

Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres' Afternoon Soap 'Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga' Remains Undisputed in TV Ratings Nationwide

Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres’ first GMA Afternoon Prime offering makes waves as it consistently leads the television ratings nationwide since it premiered last September 3, 2012.

According to the data gathered by the more widely recognized TV ratings supplier, Nielsen TV Audience Measurement, Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga (SAINN) marked an average household tv rating of 15.1% against its competing program Kung Ikaw ay Iiwan Mo which only gathered an average of 10.1% from September 3 to November 16, 2012 based on nationwide data.

For the period November 19, 2012 to January 25, 2013 (January 20-25 based on overnight data), SAINN also went ahead of the rival network’s newly launched program PHR Paraiso. SAINN registered a commanding average tv rating of 15.1% while the competing program only scored an average of 8.7%.

Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga was also ahead of its competitors in the viewer-rich areas of Urban Luzon and Mega Manila.

Mikael shares that having his first lead teledrama is one of the highlights of his career. “I will surely miss portraying the character of Carlos Miguel. It opened so many doors for me and I’ll be forever thankful to all the people who supported me and Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga” he added.

Meanwhile, Andrea gets emotional knowing that SAINN is on its finale week. “Nakakalungkot man na matatapos na yung programa na minahal namin at ng mga manonood, natutuwa naman ako na sobrang tinutukan ang aming programa at nangunguna pa sa ratings. Kaya taos-puso kaming nagpapasalamat sa lahat ng naging bahagi ng buhay nina Carlos Miguel at Cecilia.

Don’t miss the much awaited finale week of Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga after Yesterday’s Bride on GMA’s Afternoon Prime.

“ASAP 18″ Celebrates 18 Years of Supremacy this Sunday

“ASAP 18″ Celebrates 18 Years of Supremacy this Sunday

ASAP 18″ is all set to throw a once-in-a-lifetime celebration this Sunday (February 3) as ABS-CBN’s longest-running and top-rating musical variety show celebrates 18 years of brilliance and supremacy with world-class performances and non-stop surprises.

Witness the best of the best of “ASAP” through the years with the the back-to-back grand reunion of its main hosts Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez, ZsaZsa Padilla, Kuh Ledesma, Ariel Rivera, and Richard Gomez; and the well-loved ASAP boy groups ASAP POPables, ASAP Coverboys, and The Hunks members Piolo Pascual, Diether Ocampo, Amir Agassi, Bernard Palanca, and Jericho Rosales.

Prepare for the hottest dance showdown prepared by “ASAP” dance groups G Force, Universal Motion Dancers, Maneuvers, and Streetboys together with Vhong Navarro, Jhong Hilario, KC Concepcion, Vina Morales, Regine Tolentino, Maja Salvador, Shaina Magdayao, and Gerald Anderson.

Watch out for the grand cotillion-inspired production number prepared by Kim Chiu, Enchong Dee, Sam Milby, Julia Montes, Xian Lim, Jake Cuenca, Enrique Gil, Matteo Guidicelli, Rayver Cruz, John Prats, Jessy Mendiola, Karylle, Nikki Gil, Empress, Iya Villania, Sam Concepcion, Robi Domingo, Khalil, Denise Laurel, Gab Valenciano, Miles Ocampo, Ella Cruz, Paul Salas, Dominic Roque, Bangs Garcia, and many more.

Love and romance will surely fill the centerstage as the whole ASAP Kapamilya welcomes the cast of ABS-CBN’s newest Primetime Bida teleseryes–action drama series “Juan dela Cruz” led by ZsaZsa, Coco Martin, Albert Martinez, Gina Pareno, Joel Torre, Lotlot de Leon, William Lorenzo, Neil Coleta, Arron Villaflor, John Medina, and Louise Abuel; and the drama series “Apoy sa Dagat” which is topbilled by Piolo, Diether, and Angelica Panganiban.

Meanwhile, celebrate the greatness of Filipino talent with the hair-raising musical performance of Toni Gonzaga, Bugoy Drilon, and Marion Aunor for the third set of entries of Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2013; and the ultimate concert experience from Sarah Geronimo, Angeline Quinto, Yeng Constantino, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Jed Madela, Jovit Baldivino, Sheryn Regis, Marcelito Pomoy, Liezel Garcia, KZ Tandingan, at Laarni Lozada.

Also, don’t miss another astonishing vocal act from ASAP Sessionistas and ASAP Covers—Bamboo, Aiza Seguerra, Richard Poon, Zia Quizon, Kean Cipriano, Sitti, Nyoy Volante, Paolo Valenciano, Princess, and Juris.

Celebrate 18 years of world-class entertainment in “ASAP 18” 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, follow @ASAPOFFICIAL on Twitter, or ‘like’

Friday, February 1, 2013

New York Festivals 2013 Finalists: Be Careful With My Heart, Budoy, Failon Ngayon, Krusada, MMK

New York Festivals 2013 Finalists: Be Careful With My Heart, Budoy, Failon Ngayon, Krusada, MMK

From the long list of finalists from 50 broadcast giants all over the world, Philippines has received 14 nominations in the New York Festivals World’s Best Television & Films 2013.

Here is the complete list of finalists from the Philippines (to view the complete list of finalists, click HERE):


Budoy - Drama
Maalaala Mo Kaya (Remembering) - Best Performance by an Actress
Be Careful With My Heart - Telenovelas
Krusada: "Bata ng Tahanan" (Child-Headed Homes) - Social Issues
Johnny: The Juan Ponce Enrile Story - Biography/Profiles
Failon Ngayon (Failon Today): "Mine Tailings" - Current Affairs
Ang Simula - History & Society
A Call to Arms - Sports Program Promotion


The Youngest (Ang Pinakabata) - Biography/Profiles
Oras Na (It's Time) - Environment & Ecology
Reel Time: Bone Dry (Salat) - Social Issues


Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines - Real Estate/Home Improvement 


Rogue Cover, Unitel Productions, Inc. - Sales
A Life in a Day, Unitel Productions, Inc. - Short Films 

New York Festivals World’s Best Television & Films 2013 awarding ceremonies will be held on April 9 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jessy Mendiola Covers Metro Magazine Spring/Summer Fashion Issue this February

Jessy Mendiola Covers Metro Magazine Spring/Summer Fashion Issue this February

Get ahead of the style game with Metro’s Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Issue, filled to the brim with all you need to know for the new season - from the rise of ruffles, the power of prints, and the comeback of boho, to the newest lip color application technique, on trend eyeshadow shades, and beauty products you must stock up on, it’s all here.

On the cover, afternoon drama princess Jessy Mendiola transforms into fashion’s newest darling, in pieces straight out of the Gucci and Emporio Armani runways in Milan.

The “Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Paraiso” star reflects on her journey in show business as she gets ready for her next big role alongside industry greats in the upcoming primetime series “Against All Odds”.

Take a trip down memory lane with our beauty editorial featuring comic book sensations Betty, Veronica, and Archie, and venture into the world of Fashion Week’s after parties. Our Fashion and Beauty Trend Reports are packed with the hottest looks and the products to guide you in finding your best look this new season.

Metro’s February issue is out in bookstores and newsstands for only P150. Follow us on Twitter (@MetroMagPH) and like our Facebook fan page (

Penshoppe Summer 2013 Campaign Video Featuring Mario Maurer

Penshoppe Summer 2013 Campaign Video Featuring Mario Maurer

Penshoppe, one of Philippines' biggest clothing brands, has released a behind-the-scene shoot video of its Summer 2013 campaign in Los Angeles featuring Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer.

Check out below:

Vhong Navarro Insecure with Billy Crawford?

Vhong Navarro Insecure with Billy Crawford?

Billy Crawford will guest on “Toda Max” this Saturday (February 2) where he will compete with Vhong Navarro in a series of showdowns to impress Angel Locsin.

When asked if they face this kind of tight competition in real life, Vhong answered, “There’s no competition between me and Billy. We treat each other almost like siblings especially on It’s Showtime where we are co-hosts. We don’t feel insecure or jealous of each other at all,” he said.

We have our own talents; for example, apart from dancing, he excels more in singing while I’m more experienced in comedy,” he added.

But will they be able to use these talents to impress Isabel (Angel) on “Toda Max”? Pao (Billy) will try to prove that he is more worthy of Isabel so he will challenge Justin (Vhong) to a basketball showdown. Just like in the teleserye “Princess and I”, spectators will be divided between ‘Team Pao’ and ‘Team Justin’. Who will win Princess Isabel’s hand in the end?

Find out in the “Princess and I” episode of “Toda Max” this Saturday (February 2) after “Maalaala Mo Kaya” on ABS-CBN.

Mirmo de Pon, Ran The Samurai Girl, Trigun, Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight Rules on Hero TV this February

Mirmo de Pon, Ran The Samurai Girl, Trigun, Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight Rules on Hero TV this February

Featured on Hero TV, the number one anime channel in the country, are the newest hate-buster heroes with an aim to spread love and inspiration to anime fanatics.

Be enveloped in the channel’s warmth as it brings new seasons of well-loved anime such as “Sailormoon S”, headlined by the pretty Usagi as Sailor Moon and newcomers sailors Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, beginning February 5 at 9:30 p.m. with replays at 3:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. the following day; “Ran The Samurai Girl”, the only female samurai in her era, beginning February 10 at 7:30 p.m. with replays at 11:30pm with additional schedules starting February 17 at 2:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., and “Innocent Venus”, a tale about three brave souls who defend their freedom from the ‘Logos’ beginning February 28 at 10:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, hearts will flutter this February as Hero TV returns everyone’s favorite anime, the fierce “Trigun”, the exhilarating “Initial D First Stage” and other titles such as “Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight”, “Code Geass”, “Phantom” and “Slayers Evolution R”.

Also, the Muglox are back – and they’re cuter than ever! Relieve the memories you have with these adorable fairies starting February 11 at 7:30 p.m. with replays at 1:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on the most requested anime program of 2012 – “Mirmo de Pon”!

For the much-awaited segment “Dubber’s Cut”, Ms. Filipina Pamintuan, the dubbing director of “Sailormoon S”, will talk about her decade-long dubbing experience and directing other Pinoy voice actors in Sailormoon.

And finally, the lucky winner who will get a chance to voice a character in the second installment of the film “Despicable Me” will be revealed! Tune in to Hero TV this month to find out who will get this once in a lifetime chance to hear his or her voice on the big screen.

Hero TV, the number one anime channel in the Philippines, is available on SkyCable Channel 44. For the latest happenings and airing schedules, visit Hero TV’s official website at

Fernando Poe, Jr. and Susan Roces Love and Life Story Featured in MMK this Saturday

Fernando Poe, Jr. and Susan Roces Love and Life Story Featured in MMK this Saturday

ABS-CBN’s undisputed drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya” will share this Saturday (February 2) the inspiring family life of Philippine showbiz’s power couple Fernando Poe Jr. and Susan Roces, with their daughter Grace Poe-Llamanzares

In the episode, Tonton Gutierrez will play as FPJ, Sheryl Cruz as Susan, and Kapamilya drama princess Erich Gonzales as Grace. Through the eyes of their child, discover who the King and Queen of Philippine movies really are behind the glitz and glamour of showbiz. While growing up, did Grace experience difficulties for not being the real daughter of her famous parents? Was there a point in her life when she rebelled against FPJ and Susan because of the fact that she was just adopted? 

Also part of “MMK” this Saturday are Jason Abalos, Yen Santos, Almira Muhlach, Carme Sanchez, RJ Ledesma, Tanya Gomez, and Mutya Orquia. The episode was researched by Akeem Jordan del Rosario, written by Joan Habana and Arah Jell Badayos, and directed by Mae Czarina Cruz. 

Don’t miss the special presentation of “MMK” this Saturday, after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to, and follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter and visit the official Facebook page:

Folded & Hung Summer 2013 Campaign Photos: Angel Locsin, Sam Milby, Enrique Gil, Alden Richards and Elmo Magalona

Folded & Hung Summer 2013 Campaign Photos: Angel Locsin, Sam Milby, Enrique Gil, Alden Richards and Elmo Magalona

Local clothing brand Folded & Hung has released its Summer 2013 campaign photos featuring its roster of in-demand endorsers like Angel Locsin, Sam Milby, Enrique Gil, Alden Richards and Elmo Magalona.

GMA-7 ‘Mundo ng Kapuso’ Valentine Month Video Contest Starts Today

GMA-7 ‘Mundo ng Kapuso’ Valentine Month Video Contest Starts Today

True to its mantra of being “one in heart” or kapuso with every Filipino and in celebration of the so-called “Love Month,” broadcast giant GMA Network is officially celebrating Kapuso Month beginning today, February 1 until the end of the month.

Themed “Mundo ng Kapuso,” the month-long celebration kicks off with the launching of the Network’s Kapuso Month theme song and campaign plug entitled “Mundong Puno ng Puso” sung by Pinoy Pop Superstar Grand Champion and one of the La Divas Jonalyn Viray.

The song is available for download from the Mundo ng Kapuso official website, while the video plug will be aired in between programs throughout the month on GMA-7.


One of the highlights of GMA’s Mundo ng Kapuso campaign is an online promo wherein netizens could submit their very own music video of the song.

The grand prize winner will receive a cash prize of P50,000, while the second and third prize winners will receive P30,000 and P15,000, respectively. Seven consolation winners will each receive P1,000 cash.

To read the full mechanics of the promo, visit

Submission of music videos is from February 1 to 28, 2013.

Furthermore, get the latest updates from GMA Network by following its official accounts on Facebook ( and on Twitter (

Thursday, January 31, 2013

"Ina Kapatid Anak" Maintains Lead in AGB Primetime Ratings

'Ina Kapatid Anak' Maintains Lead in AGB Primetime Ratings

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from January 28-29, 2013 among AGB Nielsen Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):

January 28, Monday


    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 25.3%
    Eat Bulaga (GMA-7) – 21%
    Minute To Win It (ABS-CBN) – 15.6%
    Detective Conan  (GMA-7) – 15.5%
    One Piece (GMA-7) / Yesterday's Bride (GMA-7) – 15.3%
    Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga  (GMA-7) – 15.1%
    Smile Dong Hae (GMA-7) – 14.1%
    Konck Out (GMA-7) – 13%
    Paroa: Ang Kwento Ni Mariposa (GMA-7) – 12%
    Bleach (GMA-7) – 11.3%


    Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) – 27%         
    Temptation Of Wife (GMA-7) – 25.9%
    Indio (GMA-7) – 24.4 %
    Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 22.1%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) – 21.8%
    Pahiram Ng Sandali (GMA-7) – 20.4%
    TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 20.1%
    Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw (ABS-CBN) – 20%
    Kahit Konting Pagtingin (ABS-CBN) – 15.6%
    The Princess’s Man (GMA-7) – 15.5%

January 29, Tuesday


    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 23.5%
    Eat Bulaga (GMA-7) – 20.4%
    Yesterday's Bride (GMA-7) – 16.2%
    Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga (GMA-7) – 15.8%
    Minute To Win It (ABS-CBN) – 15.6%
    One Piece (GMA-7) – 14.9%
    Detective Conan (GMA-7) – 14.8%
    Smile Dong Hae (GMA-7) – 14.7%
    Knock Out (GMA-7) – 12.3%
    Paroa: Ang Kwento Ni Mariposa (GMA-7) – 12%


    Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) – 26.3%      
    Temptation Of Wife (GMA-7) – 25.5%
    Indio (GMA-7) – 25%
    Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 22.4%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) – 22.2%
    Pahiram Ng Sandali (GMA-7) – 21.8%
    TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 20%
    Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw (ABS-CBN) – 18.6%
    The Princess’s Man (GMA-7) – 16.4%
    Kahit Puso’y Masugatan (ABS-CBN) – 14.4%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

Dionisia Pacquiao Talks About Encounter with Mama Mary in ‘Hiwaga”

Dionisia Pacquiao Talks About Encounter with Mama Mary in ‘Hiwaga”

Broadcast journalist Atom Araullo traces the story of Dionisia Pacquiao, mother of renowned Pinoy boxer Manny Pacquiao, and gets to know the mysteries behind her strong faith in Jesus and the Virgin Mary this Friday (February 1) in “Pinoy True Stories: Hiwaga.”

Though many know that Mommy D is a devotee, her faith is not something she has formed overnight because when Manny was a child, she claimed that she had seen an apparition of the Holy Mother. She was diagnosed with leukemia then but after this encounter, her illness suddenly disappeared.

But the story doesn’t end there because years later, she was afflicted with an inexplicable disease which made her sleepless and bloated. Would her faith give in to this test? Or would it make her stronger?

Don’t miss the full story in “Pinoy True Stories: Hiwaga,” anchored by Atom Araullo this Friday (February 1), 4:45 p.m. after “A Gentleman’s Dignity” on ABS-CBN. For updates on the program, visit

Watch the other “Pinoy True Stories” produced by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs, such as “Bistado” with Julius Babao every Monday, “Engkwentro” with Karen Davila every Tuesday, “Saklolo” with Maan Macapagal and Dominic Almelor every Wednesday, and “Demandahan” with Anthony Taberna every Thursday.

Man vs. Alligator, Surfer vs. Shark and More on Joey de Leon’s 'Hayop sa Galing' Premieres this Saturday

Man vs. Alligator, Surfer vs. Shark and More on Joey de Leon’s 'Hayop sa Galing' Premieres this Saturday

Seasoned TV host Joey de Leon is set to wow audiences once again in an entertaining and informative program about animals on Hayop sa Galing, which will premiere this Saturday, February 2, at 8:00PM.

The show features the best animal videos all over the world translated in Filipino. For its pilot episode, Hayop sa Galing will highlight spectacular survival stories - like that of a man who survived after being bitten by an alligator, and the surfer who was able to escape death after a shark attack. The show will also feature an elephant whose foot was trapped in a tire but was eventually rescued by his fellow pachyderms.

There are also cute and funny clips of a bear that fell while sleeping in a hammock and a sporty kangaroo who does boxing and Muay Thai.

Aside from out-of-this-world footage with computer-generated graphics to help explain animal behavior in a clear and visual manner, Hayop sa Galing will also showcase a trivia game for Joey's guests, culminating in a live dare. This week’s guests are TV5 young stars Ritz Azul and Martin Escudero. The two are tasked to outsmart each other in answering animal-oriented trivia questions to avoid the dare they wouldn’t want to accept.

Hayop sa Galing will air every Saturday at 8:00PM starting February 2 on TV5.

Ferocious Thriller Movie “Savages” Showing Exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas on February 20

Ferocious Thriller Movie “Savages” Showing Exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas on February 20

Three-time Oscar®-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller “Savages,” featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benecio del Toro, Salma Hayek, Emile Hirsch and Demian Bichir. The film is based on Don Winslow's best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times' Top 10 Books of 2010.

“Savages” will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas starting February 20. Moviegoers can catch it at Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center and Market! Market!


In the film, Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry - raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town...until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.

When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon - with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta) - wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.

From its provocative first chapter to its lyrical last page, Don Winslow's audacious 2010 novel "Savages" captivated and stunned audiences and critics alike. Winslow describes that the genesis of his bestselling book was an unusual one: "I was sitting at my desk one day in a bad mood and together. From the time the script sold to the time that shooting began, it was about three months, which is unheard of."

"Savages," laced with the politics and trade of marijuana, areas that have long been of interest to the writer/director, riveted Stone when he read it in galley form. Shane Salerno & Don Winslow & Oliver Stone adapted the novel into a screenplay, and in less than a year, Universal Pictures secured the worldwide distribution rights. Soon after, principal photography began. Of his interest in crafting a film out of the groundbreaking novel, Stone relays: "I thought the book was well done. It's about power, betrayal, money and questioning current values."


“Savages” features multiple themes that recur in Stone's movies: layered power struggles, shifting loyalties, examinations of the best and worst of human nature, explorations of complex family relationships and a compelling look at damaged people, some of whom find their own kind of heroism.

Stone reflects that this project called to mind “Any Given Sunday” and "the corporation coming into football." About the economy of scale, he says: "Above all, it is a power move by the Mexican Cartel into the United States to cut in on the independent distributors and producers. In the movie, the Baja Cartel is more interested in volume than the boutique-sized operations. But wherever you have volume versus independent growers, you're going to have a clash. Walmart doesn't want to have competitors."


Frequent Stone collaborator, producer Moritz Borman offers that there is a natural inclination to search for parallels in “Savages” with Stone's earlier films, but that the director isn't interested in retreads. Borman says: "Obviously, people will try to compare `Savages' to some of Oliver's other movies, but the style and message are different, and it's a different story. But it certainly has some of the intensity of his other pictures. He has always had something to say, and therefore has turned out these films that have survived."

His fellow producer, Eric Kopeloff, notes that the director is as interested in characters as he is in a geopolitical backdrop: "That's what excites him about making movies - finding a story where you can go on a ride with the characters. Oliver's someone who never stops trying, never stops doing different things to stretch the medium."

ABS-CBN Stages 8th Pinoy Media Congress; Launches “In the Service of Filipinos Worldwide: Speeches and Stories by Eugenio Lopez III” Book

ABS-CBN Stages 8th Pinoy Media Congress; Launches “In the Service of Filipinos Worldwide: Speeches and Stories by Eugenio Lopez III” Book

Communication students from all over the nation will get a glimpse of the inner workings of media as the industry’s finest practitioners gather once again for this year’s “Pinoy Media Congress (PMC),” to be held today, January 31 at the ABS-CBN Studio 10 in Quezon City and on February 1 and 2 at the Trinity Theatre, Trinity University of Asia.

ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III and ABS-CBN President and CEO Charo Santos-Concio will lead the resource speakers in the two-day event, which will also feature the launch of Lopez’s book, “In the Service of Filipinos Worldwide: Speeches and Stories by Eugenio Lopez III.”

With the theme “Media: Beyond Information and Education,” this year’s PMC will hold sessions on TV broadcasting and production, lectures on media trends and issues, and a dialogue with the leaders of ABS-CBN, the country’s television pioneer and largest multimedia conglomerate.

All set to impart their knowledge and experiences on these topics are ABS-CBN head of Broadcast Cory Vidanes, head of News and Current Affairs Ging Reyes, head of Corporate Marketing Cookie Bartolome, head of Programming Operations and On-air Management Jillmer Dy, head of Creative Communications Management Robert Labayen, head of Corporate Communications Bong Osorio, head of Customer Business Development Vivian Tin, head of ABS-CBN Regional Network Group Jerry Bennett; experts Martin Hadlow, Jason Cruz, and Atty. Harry Roque; and veteran journalists Alvin Elchico, Jorge Cariño, Carmina Reyes, Lester Chavez, and Paul Henson.

Osorio said the PMC has grown to be a much-awaited event for communication and journalism students since its inception in 2005, drawing around 1,000 students from all over the country each year.

From the start, we at ABS-CBN could see the promise of the Pinoy Media Congress in enriching the next generation of mass communicators. So from a simple program featuring eye-opening talks and discussions, it now offers more interaction and engagement with a video-making contest, film showing, studio tour, and even performances by ABS-CBN artists,” Bong Osorio shared.

The Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE), which organizes the yearly event with ABS-CBN, expressed its gratitude for the continued support of the network to PMC.

We are very thankful for the commitment of ABS-CBN to this project. As the industry leader, ABS-CBN has all the tools to equip our students with technical know-how that would prepare them for their future careers. We look forward to more years of partnership,” said PACE President, Prof. Gwenetha Pusta.

This year, delegates will learn about the history of Philippine television in Bartolome’s presentation on the 60 years of the Kapamilya network. Following her is Dy, who will discuss the process of production.

Labayen, the mind behind the network’s famous Christmas Station IDs, will then tackle the process of creating advocacy plugs to connect with television viewers.

Osorio, on the other hand, will orient the students on crisis communication, while Tin will talk about the importance of understanding the audience.

To uncover the nitty-gritty of broadcasting practice, there will also be a session with “TV Patrol Weekend” anchor Elchico. Seasoned journalists Jorge Cariño, Carmina Reyes, Lester Chavez, Paul Henson, and Karen Davila, on the other hand, will reveal the the ten things to know about field reporting, current affairs, making a documentary, news scriptwriting, and anchoring, respectively.

For issues beyond television, the PMC will have Martin Hadlow, secretary-general of the Asian Media Information and Communication Center (AMICC), to discuss the changing landscape of media in the region. Meanwhile, MRM Worldwide Manila’s community manager Jason Cruz will talk about the trends and future of social media. MRM is the digital arm of McCann Worldgroup Manila.

Hot topics such as tourism and media-related legislation will also be tackled by Bennett with a case study on the Choose Philippines campaign, while renowned lawyer Atty. Roque will dissect the Anti-Cybercrime Law and the Freedom of Information Bill.

The Pinoy Media Congress has been awarded by prestigious award-giving bodies including the Philippine Quill Awards of the International Association of Business Communicators Philippines in 2007 and the Anvil Awards of the Public Relations Society of the Philippines in 2008.

GMA Network Seeks Review of COMELEC's Fair Election Act

GMA Network Seeks Review of COMELEC's Fair Election Act

GMA Network, Inc. (“GMA” or “the Network”) expressed serious concerns and reservations on certain provisions of Resolution No. 9615, (the Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No. 9006 otherwise known as the ‘Fair Election Act’) (the “New Rules”), affecting the broadcast industry.

In a letter dated January 23, 2013, GMA, through its Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, Consultant to the Chairman and CEO Pacifico A. Agabin, Vice President for Legal Affairs Atty. Ma. Luz P. Delfin, and Belo Gozon Elma Parel Asuncion and Lucila Law Office urged the Honorable Commission to recall and revisit said provisions based on certain procedural and substantive concerns. 

GMA raised its concern on the manner of passage of Resolution No. 9615 as COMELEC did not conduct any public hearing especially among those affected by the resolution. GMA noted that the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines requires due notice to all interested parties as well as an opportunity for the same to be heard.

Considering that substantive rights of various parties shall be affected by the New Rules, GMA questioned the propriety of its promulgation without public participation.

Under Resolution No. 9615, it appears that a candidate is only allowed an aggregate total of 120 minutes of television advertising, whether appearing on national, regional or local, free or cable television (regardless of the source of content), and 180 minutes of radio advertising, whether airing on national, regional, or local radio, regardless of the number of stations or networks used.

This differs from the rules observed in the 2010 national elections in which a candidate for a national elective position was allowed to use and avail himself of 120 minutes of TV airtime and 180 minutes of radio airtime on a per station basis.

Due to said change, GMA requested the COMELEC to clarify whether the 120 minutes granted to a candidate for a national position and the 60 minutes for a local elective position for television already include all the available minutes which he or she can use to broadcast political ads on all TV networks and stations, including cable TV.

If the answer is in the affirmative, GMA said that broadcasting entities would certainly encounter major difficulties primarily “in monitoring the broadcasting minutes spent by numerous candidates for various elective positions” broadcast in other TV and radio networks, “and therefore compliance with the New Rules will be cruel and oppressive.” It should be noted that, under the New Rules, the officers of the Network would be held criminally liable for any violations of the candidates with respect to the allowed airtime limits.

The Network added that even if the candidates will be required to submit their written certification of their broadcasting minutes, the verification of the authenticity of the certifications would pose “burdensome, oppressive, and unreasonable” demands given that GMA does not have the required expertise to perform such, and would entail added and substantial costs to the Network.

While it may have the available means and competence to monitor all of the political advertisements aired on its TV and radio stations nationwide, GMA pointed out that it “does not have the required capability (or even the opportunity as those networks and entities may not allow access to their facilities) to undertake an accurate monitoring and attain a reasonable degree of certainty of a candidate’s (or all the candidates’) remaining quota of broadcasting minutes.  

The Network also argued that given the dynamic nature of the broadcast industry, any breach of the allowed TV and radio minutes, which is penalized as a criminal offense, would become a controversial issue among broadcast networks and content providers for cable TV, and “spawn network cross-accusations that violations did not occur in their own fence, but in the others’.”

GMA added that the limited number of broadcast minutes brought about by the New Rules would “unduly pull or gravitate” candidates to a few large networks with high ratings to the detriment of the small ones. GMA further stated that this media pull may still result in an increased cost for broadcast services, rendering the “equal access to media time” rule in Sections 2 and 6 of Republic Act No. 9006 meaningless as it puts candidates with low campaign budgets at a disadvantage.

GMA thus urged that the same rule on the airtime allotment in the 2010 elections based on a per station basis be reinstated for purposes of the 2013 elections. Otherwise, GMA said that it “would find itself in a quandary or worse, be indicted for an election offense.”

In addition, GMA expressed its confusion over the provisions that required the prior approval of the COMELEC “for appearances or guestings by a candidate on any bona fide newscast, news interview or news documentary even as said guesting or appearance is deemed incidental and not considered as broadcast election propaganda,” as stated in the New Rules. GMA thus puts in question as to why it should be required to “afford other candidates equal opportunity to promote their candidacy especially if their appearance is not really pertinent to a news documentary or report being made.”

The Network further argued that this interference in the content of news reporting would not only require added manpower and logistical resources, but would likewise invite challenges on the right of free expression. In relation to this, GMA submitted that it should be given leeway to determine on its own which matters are considered newsworthy enough for broadcast considering that it has 50 years of experience and expertise in the broadcast industry.

Further, GMA said that while it understands that the COMELEC may issue rules and regulations, the Network maintains that the company and its officers should not be faulted and held criminally liable “for any breach of the time limits provided under the New Rules.” GMA referred to it as “a marked deviation” from the list of election offenses, which mostly include deliberate acts undertaken by candidates and their representatives.

“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” Movie Poster

“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” Movie Poster

New Line Cinema has just revealed the main poster art of its upcoming magic-themed comedy “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” starring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde and Jim Carrey.

In the film, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Buscemi) have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt’s growing ego. But lately the duo’s greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they’ve grown to loathe each other.

Facing cutthroat competition from guerilla street magician Steve Gray (Carrey), whose cult following surges with each outrageous stunt, even their show looks stale. But there’s still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act - both onstage and off - if Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place.

Opening across the Philippines on March 20, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” is a New Line Cinema presentation and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

'Dancing Nation: A Talentadong Pinoy Special Edition' this Sunday Features Bayahinan Spirit and Pinoy Talents Combined

'Dancing Nation: A Talentadong Pinoy Special Edition' this Sunday Features Bayahinan  Spirit and Pinoy Talents Combined

This weekend, TV5’s premiere talent show Talentadong Pinoy joins forces with the world’s biggest reality dancing competition for Dancing Nation: A Talentadong Pinoy Special Edition. Seven towns across the Philippines will showcase their talent and bayanihan spirit as they compete for a chance to win Php 1 million for a specific cause.

The two-part episode, which kicks off on Saturday (February 2) introduces the seven towns competing for Dancing Nation, namely Alaminos (Pangasinan), Calauag (Quezon), Jose Panganiban (Camarines Norte), Tupi (South Cotabato), Laua-an (Antique), Rodriguez (Rizal), and Infanta (Quezon).

In the spirit of kapatiran and bayanihan, each town gathered its citizens and prepared unique dance presentations in the hopes of winning the coveted prize, which will directly benefit their specific causes.

The task of gathering as many as 300 participants for this one-of-a-kind competition seemed like an impossible feat but these townspeople endured countless hours rehearsing to make sure each move is perfect - taking them a step closer to helping their respective communities.

Viewers at home can also contribute to these towns’ causes by supporting their favorites via SMS voting which will be activated by host Ryan Agoncillio during the show. The program will also set up a special Dancing Nation help hotline which viewers can call if they wish to give donations to help any of the causes presented by the participating towns. The grand winner will be announced at the end of the program’s Sunday episode (February 3).

Joining Ryan Agoncillo are Celebrity Talent Scouts Ruffa Gutierrez, Lucy Torres-Gomez, Tuesday Vargas, Arnell Ignacio, Joey Reyes, Ruby Rodriguez, Joel Lamangan, Aga Muhlach, and Alice Dixson. Powerdance’s Douglas Nierras, Sex Bomb’s Joy Cancio, Philippine All Stars’ Lema Diaz and Speed’s Egay Bautista also assisted in the show as Dance Consultants, giving tips and advice to the participating towns to help improve their overall performance.

Don’t miss this exceptional two-part episode that will surely tug at your heartstrings. Dancing Nation: A Talentadong Pinoy Special Edition airs this weekend February 2, 9:00PM and February 3, 7:30PM only on TV5.

Netizens Choice Awards 2012 Winners (Full List)

Netizens Choice Awards 2012 Winners (Full List)

The Filipino Netizens have spoken!, and officially announced the winners of a series of online poll called Netizens Choice Awards that will determine the unified choice of “online pinoys” in movies, music, radio and television for 2012.

Here is the full list of winners for the 1st Netizens’ Choice Awards:


Favorite Movie of the Year
“The Healing” (Star Cinema)

Favorite Indie Film of the Year
“Captive” (a Brilliante Mendoza film)

Favorite Movie Actress
Kim Chiu (“The Healing”)

Favorite Movie Actor

John Lloyd Cruz (“The Mistress”)


Favorite Female Recording Artist
Sarah Geronimo

Favorite Male Recording Artist
Bamboo Mañalac

Favorite Band/Group
Parokya ni Edgar

Favorite Music Video
“Tuloy” – Sarah Geronimo, Somedaydream & Gary Valenciano

Favorite Album
“Pure OPM Classics” (Viva Records)

Favorite Song of the Year
“Sirena” – Gloc-9 feat. Ebe Dancel


Favorite AM Radio Station

Favorite FM Radio Station
Tambayan 101.9

Favorite Radio Program
“Tambalang Balasubas at Balahura”
Nicole Hyala & Cris Tsuper (Love Radio)

Favorite DJ
Papa Jack (Love Radio)


Favorite TV Series
“Amaya” (GMA Network)

Favorite Comedy Program
“Tweets for my Sweet” (GMA Network)

Favorite Educational and Lifestyle Program
“Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho” (GMA Network)

Favorite Reality/Talent Program

“Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4″ (ABS-CBN)

Favorite Talk Show
“Gandang Gabi Vice” (ABS-CBN)

Favorite Variety/Game Show
“ASAP Rocks” (ABS-CBN)

Favorite TV Host
Marian Rivera for “Extra Challenge” (GMA Network)

Favorite TV Actor
Xian Lim for “Ina Kapatid Anak” (ABS-CBN)

Favorite TV Actress
Kim Chiu for “Ina Kapatid Anak” (ABS-CBN)

Bloggers’ Choice for Best TV Station of the Year


Favorite Hollywood Movie of the Year
“Marvel’s The Avengers” (Walt Disney Studios)

Favorite Hollywood Movie Actor
Andrew Garfield (“The Amazing Spider-Man)

Favorite Hollywood Movie Actress
Anne Hathaway (“The Dark Knight Rises”)

Favorite Animated Film
“Brave” (Disney Pixar)


Favorite TV Series Drama
“The Walking Dead” (AMC)

Favorite TV Series Comedy
“Glee” (Fox)

Favorite TV Actor
Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries”)

Favorite TV Actress
Lea Michele (“Glee”)

Favorite Reality Competition
American Idol Season 11 (Fox)

The Netizens’ Choice Award is an online project of, and that started in November 2012 until December 31, 2012.


Disney's “The Muppets...Again!” Kicks Off Production in London

Disney's “The Muppets...Again!” Kicks Off Production in London

The filmmaking team behind 2011’s celebrated film “The Muppets” reunites as Disney’s “The Muppets … Again!” kicked off production last week in London. The all-new global Muppets adventure welcomes Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey to the mayhem, along with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Walter and rest of the Muppets.

The film is directed by James Bobin (“Flight of the Conchords,” “Da Ali G Show”), who was just nominated for a BAFTA for “The Muppets” (Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer), and produced by the Academy Award®-nominated team of David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman (“The Fighter,” “The Proposal”).

With a screenplay by Bobin and Nicholas Stoller (“The Five-Year Engagement”), who is also executive producer with John Scotti, “The Muppets … Again!” will feature music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie who won an Oscar® for best original song for “The Muppets” (“Man or Muppet”). The new film will hit the big screen March 21, 2014.

It’s great to be back working with the Muppets,” said Bobin, “some of them even remember my name occasionally now. As for the movie, it’s a tip of the hat to the old-school crime capers of the ’60s, but featuring a frog, a pig, a bear and a dog - no panthers, even pink ones - along with the usual Muppet-y mix of mayhem, music and laughs.

Disney’s “The Muppets …Again!” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine - the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit - and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais, creator of “Derek” and the Golden Globe®- and Emmy®-winning series “The Office” and “Extras.”

The film stars Golden Globe-, Emmy- and SAG Award®-winning actress and writer Tina Fey (“30 Rock,” “Mean Girls,” “Date Night”) as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell (TV’s “Modern Family”) as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

Said Kermit the Frog, “This movie takes us places we’ve never been before. And trust me - this frog has never seen so much international flavor. I think audiences will eat it up - the entertainment, that is.

Featuring a slew of surprising celebrity cameos, Disney’s “The Muppets … Again!” will shoot on location in London and in Hollywood, as well as in the famed Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, just outside of London.

Angelica Panganiban Reveals Secret to Irresistible Beautiful Skin

Angelica Panganiban Reveals Secret to Irresistible Beautiful Skin

P&G Beauty celebrated the arrival of new Camay with a star-studded event last January 17 at Sky Garden, Zuellig Building. Party host and P&G Beauty Ambassador Tim Yap introduced guests to a new kind of attraction – Camay Attraction. And what better way to invite new Camay Girls to experience attraction than by making guests feel even more beautiful and irresistibly attractive?

Guests experienced the alluring new Camay scents as they entered the ground floor lobby, the elevator and the Sky Garden. Camay also surrounded its beautiful guests with an equally beautiful venue. Atop a high rise building in busy Makati, they were welcomed by 10-foot pink rose topiaries, an abundance of pink flowers, beats by beautiful DJs Deuce Manila and gorgeous people.Joining co-hosts Bianca Gonzalez and Victor Basa, just some of attendees included Divine Lee, blogger Camille Co,Anthony and David Semerad, Gwen Roais and Joey Mead. With so many beautiful girls in attendance, Camay also simulated the power of Camay Attraction by inviting girls to have their photos taken with gorgeous hunks. 

Camay Attraction is possible with new scents that give girls soft, scented skin that leaves men wanting more.In a grand reveal, Camay welcomed the newest Camay Girl, Angelica Panganiban. Joining the ranks of previous Camay Girls like beauty queens Sabrina Artadi and Cita Revilla, Angelica embodies the modern girl: beautiful, confident, fun, feminine and irresistibly attractive.

Excited to start a new chapter in her life as a Camay Girl, she shared what makes her feel most beautiful, “I think that you glow and look even more beautiful after doing something you’re proud of. Yun ang feeling ko sa trabaho ko.” On her beauty regimen, she told Bianca, “Indulgence kotalaga ang long shower o bath. I feel fresh and confident dahilnawawalayungpagod at problema ko, kaya ko talaga love ang Camay kasi luxurious ang bath experience ko. My skin becomes soft, scented so I feel even more beautiful.”

She also advised that girls in attendance on how to attract that special guy, “Basta you look and feel beautiful, makikitang guy yung confidence mokahit subtle ka lang. And of course, kailangan may soft, scented skin by Camay for that first touch and to leave him wanting more.” Tim agreed, “The rules of attraction have changed. Girls must be ready and attract the right vibes that emanate from inner confidence. Camay’s three alluring scents give you the freedom to choose.

Camay Beauty Bar and Shower Gel in Romantique Rose, Dynamique Grapefruit and Crème Vanilla variants
is available in stores now.

Like Angelica, Filipinas can now leave men wanting more. Try Camay’s exciting new scents: Romantique Rose, Crème Vanilla and Dynamique Grapefruit. Experience Camay Attraction today!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Kim Chiu Wins Netizens’ Choice Awards 2012 Favorite TV Actress of the Year

Kim Chiu Wins Netizens’ Choice Awards 2012 Favorite TV Actress of the Year

With a combined 36,598 votes (84.14%) from a total of 43,494 votes, Netizens’ Choice for Favorite TV Actress of the Year is Kapamilya Drama Princess Kim Chiu for the teleserye “Ina Kapatid Anak.”

Here is the complete result:

Kim Chiu (“Ina Kapatid Anak”) - 36,598 votes
Marian Rivera (“My Beloved”) - 5,145 votes
Jodi Sta. Maria (“Be Careful With My Heart”) - 808 votes
Maja Salvador (“Ina Kapatid Anak”) - 642 votes
Bea Alonzo (“A Beautiful Affair”) - 301 votes

Xian Lim Wins Netizens’ Choice Awards 2012 Favorite TV Actor of the Year

Xian Lim Wins Netizens’ Choice Awards 2012 Favorite TV Actor of the Year

Garnering 94.06% from a total of 40,218 votes, the Netizens’ Choice for Favorite TV Actor of the Year is Kapamilya Hunk Xian Lim for the teleserye “Ina Kapatid Anak” on ABS-CBN.

Here is the complete result:

Xian Lim (“Ina Kapatid Anak”) - 37,830 votes
Dingdong Dantes (“My Beloved”) - 1,366 votes
Coco Martin (“Walang Hanggan”) - 777 votes
John Lloyd Cruz (“A Beautiful Affair”) - 149 votes
Paulo Avelino (“Walang Hanggan”) - 96 votes


Jamich 'How To Move On' Video

Jamich 'How To Move On' Video

Watch the 'How To Move On' video of  real-life couple Jamvhille and Paolinne Michelle, better known as Jamich which is now fast getting hits on YouTube.

This video, according to Zsa Zsa Padilla during the "Juan dela Cruz" presscon at the Elements in Centris, Quezon City on Monday, opened her mind to the possibility of falling in love again after the death of her longtime partner Dolphy.

Marian Rivera and Glaiza de Castro Catfight Video - Temptation of Wife

Marian Rivera and Glaiza de Castro Catfight Video - Temptation of Wife

In case you missed this episode, catch here the intense catfight between Chantal (Marian Rivera) and Heidi (Glaiza de Castro) in GMA-7's Temptation of Wife.

“Juan dela Cruz” Premieres February 4 on ABS-CBN

“Juan dela Cruz” Premieres February 4 on ABS-CBN

Prince of Teleseryes Coco Martin is set to take TV viewers on a thrilling ride every night as his most-anticipated Primetime Bida action-drama series “Juan dela Cruz” premieres on Monday (February 4), 7:30 pm, after “TV Patrol.”

As one of ABS-CBN’s biggest projects in 2013, “Juan dela Cruz” features the tale about family, friendship, love, faith, and courage that will revolve around the life of a fun-loving young man named Juan (Coco) and his exciting adventures in search for his past and real identity.

Completing the powerhouse cast of “Juan dela Cruz” are Albert Martinez, ZsaZsa Padilla, Joel Torre, Gina Pareño, Erich Gonzales, Lotlot de Leon, William Lorenzo, Lilia Cuntapay, Neil Coleta, Arron Villaflor, John Medina, Louise Abuel, MC, and Eddie Garcia; with the special participation of Jaime Fabregas and Mylene Dizon; and child wonders Izzy Canillo and Alyanna Angeles. It is under the direction of Malu Sevilla and Avel Sunpongco.

Don’t miss the beginning of the exciting adventures of Philippine television’s newest super hero “Juan dela Cruz” this Monday on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.

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Derek Ramsay Faces the Most Emotional Death Scene Yet

Derek Ramsay Faces the Most Emotional Death Scene Yet

Derek Ramsay surprised his Twitter followers when he (@iamDerekRamsay) tweeted about shooting “one of the most emotional death scene he has ever done.” The tweet was immediately retweeted but Derek wouldn’t say who he was referring to. 

Word has it that a MAJOR character on the TV5 hit show will meet an unexpected death that will surely shock viewers.




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