Party Pilipinas Celebrates Love this Sunday Despite MTRCB Decision

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Party Pilipinas Celebrates Love this Sunday Despite MTRCB Decision


Love is in the air this Sunday as the biggest stars come together to celebrate the month of love with Pusong Party Pilipinas.

Experience romance with GMA’s shining roster of Kapuso Stars like Richard Gutierrez, Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, Carla Abellana, Geoff Eigenmann, Heart Evangelista, Rhian Ramos, Alden Richards, Elmo Magalona, Julie Anne San Jose, and more, as they give life and drama to some of the classic OPM Love hits.

Girls, get ready to take the kilig trip with your favorite Keso Boys Elmo Magalona, Alden Richards, Derrick Monasterio, Ruru Madrid, Jake Vargas, Jeric Gonzales, Kristoffer Martin and Steven Silva.

Watch out for the most favorite Pinoy romantic movie lines together with the Divas of VOX. Julie Anne San Jose steps on the concert stage via Julie Anne…LIVE NOW! featuring performances with Sugarpop and Elmo Magalona; a big surprise also awaits her so make sure to witness this unique concert TV experience.

Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Singer-Songwriter and Hitmaker Ogie Alcasid, and Concert Queen Pops Fernandez will give a special preview performance of their most-awaited Valentine’s Concert, Foursome.

Want to know the latest happening in the world of courtship? Party Pilipinas U-trend got it all covered; find out also what the stars have in store for you this Chinese New Year from our special guest guru. Continue to fall in love with Jennylyn Mercado and your most-requested performers as they render your love stories through a string of heartfelt songs in Love, Party Pilipinas.

Meanwhile, party with Mark Herras, Kris Bernal and the rest of the Sayaw Pilipinas Crew as they dance a love story from their hearts. Get captivated with the Network’s most desired Kapuso Babes, Kylie Padilla, Andrea Torres, Bela Padilla, Max Collins, and Louise Delos Reyes. Lovi Poe also makes a scene as she celebrates her birthday with Solenn Heussaff and Ogie Alcasid.

It’s a double celebration of love for the boys of R&B, JayR and Kris Lawrence as they launch their singles on the Party Pilipinas stage. Meanwhile, find out if it’s Camille Prats, Jennica Garcia or Jackie Rice who fits the statement, Bukod Kang Pinagpala, GMA’s newest drama series.

Don’t miss the celebration of love this Sunday, February 10, 12nn at Pusong Party Pilipinas only on GMA-7.


Kanta Pilipinas Top 24 Profile Video - Allison Gonzales, Jeniffer Maravilla and Zari Bilon

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Kanta Pilipinas Top 24 Profile Video - Allison Gonzales, Jeniffer Maravilla and Zari Bilon


Get to know the life stories of Allison Gonzales, Jeniffer Maravilla and Zari Bilon, 3 of the 24 Kanta Pilipinas finalists through their video profiles below:

Allison Gonzales

Allison is a member of the country’s first female pop opera group Opera Belles. This pretty lady from Batangas started singing when she was 8 years old and was trained at the University of the Philippines Extension Program where she was introduced to opera and classical music.

Jeniffer Maravilla

Jeniffer is a member of Nu Born Divas – a girl group that made it to the Talentadong Pinoy grand finals. Jeniffer felt betrayed when she found out that her two former group mates joined a different talent reality show with a new member. But instead of getting mad, she wanted to prove to everyone that she can succeed on her own.

Zari Bilon

Zari is serious about making it big in the music industry that she prioritized her voice lessons over school. But she has had to deal with a traumatic experience when it comes to televised singing competitions, which rendered her inconsolable. This time, Zari will try her luck and prove to the world that she has what it takes to be the next singing sensation.




“Kanta Pilipinas” airs every Saturday at 9:00pm on TV5.


Kanta Pilipinas Top 24 Profile Video - Adrian Tabaldo, Jacob Gayanelo and Isaiah Antonio

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Kanta Pilipinas Top 24 Profile Video - Adrian Tabaldo, Jacob Gayanelo and Isaiah Antonio


Get to know the life stories of Adrian Tabaldo, Jacob Gayanelo and Isaiah Antonio, 3 of the 24 Kanta Pilipinas finalists through their video profiles below:

Adrian Tabaldo

Growing up in California, Adrian started singing at five years old as a front act in different Filipino shows in the U.S. His love for singing and the strong support of his aunt prompted him to join American Idol Season 6. However, he was not able to make it to the top. After such a painful experience, he decided to move to the Philippines to start a new life and focus on his studies. He joined Kanta Pilipinas to make his family proud especially his aunt who had recently passed away.

Jacob Gayanelo

For 10 years, part-Russian Jacob lived in Jakarta to pursue his showbiz dreams despite his family’s disapproval. This, however, hasn’t fazed the young looker from making it big. One can say that Jacob is under immense pressure–as his family has told him they would not support him anymore should he fail to make it as a star.

Isaiah Antonio

This guitarist heartthrob enjoys uploading his videos on YouTube. Isaiah is considered as a miracle baby because his heartbeat came back affer a week while he was inside his mother’s womb. This Pokemon and Spiderman fan came from a family who owns the famous Salon de Manila and is geared towards making his own mark as a musician.




“Kanta Pilipinas” airs every Saturday at 9:00pm on TV5.


Kanta Pilipinas Top 24 Profile Video - Pia Diamante, Rochelle Merced and Haizel Fernando

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Kanta Pilipinas Top 24 Profile Video - Pia Diamante, Rochelle Merced and Haizel Fernando


Get to know the life stories of Pia Diamante, Rochelle Merced and Haizel Fernando, 3 of the 24 Kanta Pilipinas finalists through their video profiles below:

Pia Diamante

Funny lady Pia is fond of impersonating Jessa Zaragoza and Ruffa Mae Quinto. Losing her father to another woman at a young age, she decided to help provide for her family’s needs. Pia looks at her career as a way by which she can give her family, especially her mother, the best she can afford.

Rochelle Merced


Rochelle grew up in a broken home. This is the reason why she is not close to her parents, especially her father. She is a responsible single mother who works hard to provide for her child. Rochelle keeps a deep secret about her pregnancy.

Haizel Fernando


Haizel is a single mother who supports her family. When their father lost his job in Kuwait, they had to refrain from living in excessive luxury. Aside from pursuing her musical dreams, she also pursued modelling, until a fateful gathering that changed her life.




“Kanta Pilipinas” airs every Saturday at 9:00pm on TV5.


Kanta Pilipinas Top 24 Profile Video - Thara Jordana, Ferns Tosco and Esther Martinez

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Kanta Pilipinas Top 24 Profile Video - Thara Jordana, Ferns Tosco and Esther Martinez


Get to know the life stories of Thara Jordana, Ferns Tosco and Esther Martinez, 3 of the 24 Kanta Pilipinas finalists through their video profiles below:

Thara Jordana

Commercial model Thara was born to a Spanish father and a Cebuana mother, who split up when she was 15 years old. Thara’s father now has another family but she is closer to his father’s new wife than with her own mother. She does not believe in marriage after all that had happened to their family.

Ferns Tosco

Boracay-based Ferns gained the reputation of being a tourist favorite during his time performing on the island. Her original composition “Island Called Boracay” is hailed as the island’s local anthem and her self-produced album has become a much-loved souvenir. She joined Kanta Pilipinas to share her love for music and to inspire others to be proud of our local talent.

Esther Martinez

Hailing from Surigao, Esther dreams of coming to Manila to look for her father who is seeking treatment for a psychological condition. Since the time Esther discovered her singing talent, she did not hesitate to join different singing contests in order for her to save money to be able to go to Manila and to find her father.




“Kanta Pilipinas” airs every Saturday at 9:00pm on TV5.


Kanta Pilipinas Top 24 Profile Video - Timothy Pavino, Janeth Gomez and Ricky Deloviar

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Kanta Pilipinas Top 24 Profile Video - Timothy Pavino, Janeth Gomez and Ricky Deloviar


Get to know the life stories of Timothy Pavino, Janeth Gomez and Ricky Deloviar, 3 of the 24 Kanta Pilipinas finalists through their video profiles below:

Timothy Pavino

Filipino American Tim decided to stay in the Philippines to take care of his grandmother who has cancer. He is a lola’s boy and has a complicated relationship with his mother. He loves to cook, knows Nihonggo and has a self-produced album.

Janeth Gomez


Singing contest veteran Janeth may only be 17 years old but she too has faced heartbreak. Last year, she found out through Facebook that her father has a second family in Riyadh. The issue was settled and accepted by her family but what really that bothers her is her father’s conversion to Islam.

Ricky Deloviar

A rakista from Iloilo who will do anything to achieve his dream, Ricky decided to join Knta Pilipinas go help provide for his family. Sadly, his girlfriend (who he confesses is his biggest fan) died of Leukemia just before he auditioned for show. Will his heartbreak affect his chances of winning the competition?




“Kanta Pilipinas” airs every Saturday at 9:00pm on TV5.


Kanta Pilipinas Top 24 Profile Video - 5AZ1, Nicole David and Carlo David, Daniel Grospe and JB Landrito

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Kanta Pilipinas Top 24 Profile Video - 5AZ1, Nicole David and Carlo David, Daniel Grospe and JB Landrito


Get to know the life stories of 5AZ1, Nicole David and Carlo David, Daniel Grospe and JB Landrito, 3 groups in the 24 Kanta Pilipinas finalists through their video profiles below:

5AZ1

The love for music inspired Herbert, Rex, John, Bryan and Mick to form their singing group and to try their luck in joining Kanta Pilipinas. For them, being finalists allows them the opportunity to deepen and strengthen their friendship while they reach their dream of stardom.

Nicole and Carlo David

Nicole and Carlo are the children of jazz artist Mon David, who is now based in the US. Because they are the only ones in the family left in the Philippines, the siblings are usually close to one another: They finish each other’s sentences, they have the same group of friends with same interests and they can share everything to each other. And since they don’t look alike, they are often mistaken as a couple.

Daniel Grospe & JB Landrito

Daniel and JB decided to team up just to join Kanta Pilipinas. They live life casually despite the adversities they previously experienced. Both are proud to have come from colorful backgrounds that shape them into the men they are now. Will their similarities bring them closer to their dream of winning Kanta Pilipinas, or will subtle nuances tear the duo apart?




“Kanta Pilipinas” airs every Saturday at 9:00pm on TV5.


Kanta Pilipinas Top 24 Profile Video - Gregory Llamoso, Raz Mendoza and Dea Formilleza

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Kanta Pilipinas Top 24 Profile Video - Gregory Llamoso, Raz Mendoza and Dea Formilleza


Get to know the life story of Gregory Llamoso, Raz Mendoza and Dea Formilleza, 3 of the 24 Kanta Pilipinas finalists through their video profiles below:

Gregory Llamoso

Gregory Llamoso grew up listening to great Jazz crooning vocalists Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Harry Connick Jr. and Michael Bublé due to his grandfather’s influence.Gregory’s choice of songs is a voice that evokes his passion for life and his edgy sense of humanity and romance. He is already making waves with his fresh take on Jazz standard songs.This motivates him to never stop believing that someday he will also be a famous Crooner.

Raz Mendoza

So-called party girl Raz wants to prove that she can be disciplined and poised as well. She is a daddy’s girl with a good sense of humor and oftentimes straightforward and boyish. She can’t live without a boyfriend and whenever she becomes single, she immediately finds a way to date another guy or just even hook up with one.

Dea Formilleza


Dea is a charming Davaoena who wants to prove that she is more than a pretty face. She grew up in a musically-inclined family who enjoys bonding over jam sessions. Her dad plays the piano, Dea and her mother on vocals while his two brothers play the guitar. Her motto in life: there’s no impossible dream!




“Kanta Pilipinas” airs every Saturday at 9:00pm on TV5.


Kanta Pilipinas Top 24 Profile Video - Gian Carlo Baldonido, Chadleen Lacdo-o and Allan Gonzales

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Kanta Pilipinas Top 24 Profile Video - Gian Carlo Baldonido, Chadleen Lacdo-o and Allan Gonzales


Get to know the life stories of Gian Carlo Baldonido, Chadleen Lacdo-o and Allan Gonzales, 3 of the 24 Kanta Pilipinas finalists through their video profiles below:

Gian Carlo Baldonido

Gian is a warm, caring and friendly yuppie from Singapore who does not stop reaching for dreams even after finding out he has a stage 2 brain cancer. He’s never joined any singing contests before but since it is included on his bucket list, Gian did not waste time to try his luck in Kanta Pilipinas.

Chadleen Lacdo-o

With her pretty face and the privilege of being the international singing ambassador of Operation Smile, who would have thought that Chadleen was born with cleft palate? This daddy’s girl had her first operation when she was 22 months old. Four years later, she became Operation Smile’s ambassador, as she identifies closely with the organization’s cause. Chadleen wanted to pursue her singing career for her family.

Allan Gonzales

Allan is a young singer and a piano player whose family recently migrated to the US. He had Bilateral Retinoblastoma or cancer of both eyes, which took away his sight. However, this did not hinder Allan to pursue his passion for music and share his talent especially with his church’s junior choir. He will do what it takes to prove to the world that he can do it despite his disability.




“Kanta Pilipinas” airs every Saturday at 9:00pm on TV5.


The 85th Oscars Awards Winners Bares Live in Velvet on February 25

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The 85th Oscars Awards Winners Bares Live in Velvet on February 25


The much-awaited 85th Academy Awards, more prominently known as the Oscars, will once again set the stage to honor the best in cinema. It will air live and complete from Dolby Theater on Velvet, the premier channel for red carpet events in the Philippines.

Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” led the field with nominations for best director, picture, actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), supporting actress (Sally Field) and supporting actor (Tommy Lee Jones). The historical film is about the 16th president’s attempt to pass an anti-slavery amendment to the Constitution before the end of the Civil War.

Coming next with 11 nods was the visually stunning “Life of Pi”, Ang Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s award-winning novel about an Indian teenager and a Bengal tiger adrift in a lifeboat. The story of their struggle for survival in the open sea was nominated for best picture, best director, and best cinematography.

Tom Hooper’s musical “Les Miserables”, after Victor Hugo’s classic novel, earned 7 nominations including best picture, best actor (Hugh Jackman), and best supporting actress (Anne Hathaway).

Real-life mission stories “Argo” by Ben Affleck received seven nods including best picture, and best supporting actor (Alan Arkin) and “Zero Dark Thirty” by Kathryn Bigelow received five nods including best picture, best actress (Jessica Chastain), and best original screenplay. Affleck’s political thriller tells the story of the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis while Oscar-winner Bigelow shows her take on the decade-long Osama bin Laden manhunt.

David O. Russell’s dark romantic-comedy “Silver Linings Playbook” snatched major award nominations such as best picture, best director, best actor (Bradley Cooper), best actress (Jennifer Lawrence), best supporting actor (Robert de Niro), and best supporting actress (Jacki Weaver).

Other notable nominations include the best picture award for Quentin Tarantino’s Western tale “Django Unchained”, the powerful “Amour”, and the magical “Beasts of the Southern Wild”. Also, the oldest and the youngest nominee will compete in the best actress category: 85-year-old Emmanuelle Riva (“Amour”) and 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis (“Beasts”).

The 85th Academy Awards will include a tribute to the James Bond movie franchise, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. It has been a celebratory year generally for Bond, with “Skyfall” earning spectacular reviews and grossing more than $1 billion worldwide, the first time the franchise has crossed that mark.

Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe join a stellar list of previously announced Oscar presenters including “The Avengers” cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2012 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; and co-stars Mark Wahlberg and the teddy bear Ted.

Hosted by “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, the live and complete telecast of the 85th Academy Awards will premiere on Philippine television via Velvet Channel on February 25 starting at 6:00 a.m. with the red carpet/arrivals special followed by the main ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Velvet (SkyCable Channel 53) is available on SkyCable Platinum, SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and other quality cable operators nationwide. For updates, log-on to http://www.velvet.com.ph and http://www.facebook.com/VelvetChannel.


Karen Reyes and Ryan Boyce Early Valentines Date in Albay Airs Sunday Morning on "Matanglawin"

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Karen Reyes and Ryan Boyce Early Valentines Date in Albay Airs Sunday Morning on "Matanglawin"


Summer comes early this Sunday (Feb 10) as Kuya Kim Atienza ventures to one of the hottest vacation spots in the country today - the province of Albay - in another exciting adventure in “Matanglawin.”

And it seems as though Valentines has also come early because “Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition” housemates Karen Reyes and Ryan Boyce will be joining him in hopes of proving themselves worthy of being called “Matanglawin” adventurers.

 

Watch as the RyRen loveteam faces tough dares and challenges that will test how far they could go.

They would have to go low in Lignon’s Hill’s Japanese Tunnels then go high as they learn to zipline. They would also go bolo-making and try a unique delicacy that is both hot and cold and spicy and sweet - the Sili ice-cream.

The challenges continue as they would also try the famous pili candy, and learn how to make it and learn how to craft authentic Tiwi ceramics too.

Can Ryan and Karen pass the various tests and emerge as “Matanglawin” adventurers?

Don’t miss the first part of this special Albay adventure of “Matanglawin” this Sunday (Feb 10), 9:15 AM on ABS-CBN.


“Oohlala Couple” Mix Romance and Comedy Beginning Monday

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“Oohlala Couple” Mix Romance and Comedy Beginning Monday


Go “ohh la la” with the laughter and romance to be served on weekday mornings by Queen of Asianovelas, Kim Jung Eun, as she returns to Philippine television via ABS-CBN’s newest Koreanovela offering, “Ohhlala Couple” beginning Monday (Feb 11).

After her hit series “Lovers in Paris,” “Lovers,” “Princess Lulu,” and “I am Legend,” which all aired on ABS-CBN, Jung Eun is back as she plays a housewife possessed by her husband’s soul.

Vanessa is a dedicated wife to her husband Jonathan. For 12 years, she has fulfilled her duties well as a wife and as mom to their son. But despite all these efforts, her marriage still made it to the brink after Vanessa caught her hotelier husband cheating on her.

The two agreed to part ways but on the day their divorce was approved, an accident happened. When they woke up the next day, they realized that their souls have swapped and they have no idea how it happened.

The ex-couple must find the key to return to their original bodies but at the same time, they must also do everything to keep their in-laws, son, and friends from knowing their current situation.

Can the two get out of this mess? What will they discover from each other now that they assume each other’s identities? Will Jonathan appreciate Vanessa more now that he is on her shoes? Can they rekindle the love lost?

Don’t miss the back-to-back Koreanovela offering beginning Monday (Feb 11) with the premier of “Ohhlala Couple” at 10:15 AM, after “You’re Still the One,” on ABS-CBN’s Umaganda.


Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino ‘Party Pilipinas’ Bed Scene (Video)

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Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino ‘Party Pilipinas’ Bed Scene (Video)


Here is the controversial Party Pilipinas production number of Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino showing the two stars dancing on top of a bed with some, others say, “sexually-charged scene” on the show's January 27 episode.

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has placed "Party Pilipinas" on a six-month probation because of the said production number (read related article HERE).




The Battle Between Piolo Pascual and Diether Ocampo Begins this Monday on "Apoy Sa Dagat"

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The Battle Between Piolo Pascual and Diether Ocampo Begins this Monday on "Apoy Sa Dagat"


Beginning Monday (February 11), ABS-CBN’s most passionate primetime drama series “Apoy Sa Dagat” fires up TV screens with the compelling story of burning love among four powerful characters namely Serena (Angelica Panganiban), Ruben (Piolo Pascual), Anton (Diether Ocampo), and Rebecca (Angelica Panganiban).

Aside from Angelica, Diether, and Piolo, also part of the cast are Angel Aquino, Aiko Melendez, Sylvia Sanchez, Perla Bautista, Liza Lorena, Freddie Webb, Melai Cantiveros, Eric Fructuoso, Regine Angeles, Bryan Santos, and Mikaila Ramirez; with the special participation of Nikki Gil, Empress, and Patrick Garcia. “Apoy sa Dagat” is directed by FM Reyes and Nick Olanka.

Don’t fail to witness how the consuming fire of love remain flaming amid waves of denial, deceit, and despair in ABS-CBN’s newest drama series that will introduce a lovely face with two personalities, “Apoy Sa Dagat,” starting this Monday, 9:20pm, after “Ina Kapatid Anak” on Primetime Bida. For more updates, log in to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.


Christina Applegate Leaving NBC Comedy Show

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Christina Applegate Leaving NBC Comedy Show


Christina Applegate announced she is leaving her TV show "Up All Night" following NBC's decision to revamp the show by turning it from single to a multicamera  format.

"It's been a great experience working on Up All Night. But the show has taken a different creative direction and I decided it was best for me to move on to other endeavors. Working with Lorne Michaels has been a dream come true and I am grateful he brought me into his TV family. I will miss the cast, producers and crew, and wish them the best always." Applegate said in a statement.


John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo in ‘Sarah G Live’ Finale this Sunday

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John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo in ‘Sarah G Live’ Finale this Sunday


Popstar Sarah Geronimo is all set to give her fans a ‘very special’ and unforgettable string of surprises this Sunday (February 10) in the finale episode of ABS-CBN’s hit solo musical variety show “Sarah G. Live!” Sarah will be joined by her love team partner John Lloyd Cruz in her last “SGL” episode.

I feel sad because I will miss my ‘SGL’ family,” Sarah said. “But like what I’ve said, I know that I need to move forward and take things on a higher level to improve myself as an artist.

The Popstar further revealed that she is excited for the new steps that she is going to take in her showbiz career. “As a performer, it is great to be given a chance to show something new every time you go up on stage, and to grow as an artist and as a person.”

Don’t miss the Popstar’s biggest announcement on the finale episode of “Sarah G. Live!” 8:15pm, after “Rated K.” For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @SGLiveOFFICIAL on Twitter and like SarahGLiveOFFICIAL on Facebook.


SMART Brings Jessica Sanchez and Colton Dixon in Manila Concert on Valentines Day

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 SMART Brings Jessica Sanchez and Colton Dixon in Manila Concert on Valentines Day


Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), the leading wireless services provider in the country, has scheduled a series of events for American Idol Season 11 runner-up and Filipino-American vocal powerhouse Jessica Sanchez who will be back in Manila this 2013 for a series of shows and singing activities. The Filipino-American singer will take part in activities that will culminate in a Valentine’s concert for her Filipino fans.

We are happy to once again have the talented Jessica Sanchez in our country and we are proud that she’s doing a great job embodying Smart’s ‘Jump In’ philosophy,” said Emmanuel Lorenzana, Smart’s Executive Vice President and Head of Wireless Consumer Division.

Jessica, who is also the company’s latest youth ambassador, will “spread the message of positivity and empowerment” as expressed in her Smart Jump In music video with fellow Pinoy global icon and Smart ambassador Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas.

I’m happy to be sending a message out to kids my age to just live life and have fun, have no worries and just go for what you want,” said Jessica Sanchez in an interview during the making of her Smart Jump in music video. As of this writing, her music video is nearing 1 million views on YouTube.

Jessica will be involved not only in performing and interacting with fans but also in supporting Smart’s advocacies for the youth. For the duration of her visit, she is scheduled to drop by a public elementary school to join a storytelling session to help young kids read better.

On February 11, 3 p.m., Smart will be holding a grand fans day at the SM North EDSA Skydome titled Jump In Bash with Jessica Sanchez. She will also join the Smart Jump In school tour at the University of Sto. Tomas. Jessica is also slated to make an appearance at the University of the Philippines Diliman during the 2013 UP Fair.




To instantly get free passes for Jessica's grand fans day, just load and/or get free Jump In SIMS at Smart Jump in blitzes or participating Smart Stores and SM Information kiosks. Those who get Jump In Bash passes will automatically earn raffle entries for a chance to win tickets to Jessica Sanchez’ February 14 concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

To get tickets to Jessica’s Valentine concert, log in to www.ticketnet.com.ph. Follow Jessica’s Twitter at @JessicaESanchez and Facebook at www.facebook.com/JessicaSanchezOfficial.

For more information and to keep track of Jessica Sanchez’ tours with Smart, visit www.smartjumpin.com.

Concertgoers will also have the chance to listen to American Idol Season 11 finalist Colton Dixon during the February 14 concert. This event will also serve as the launch of Colton's new album titled A Messenger.


The Greatest Love Story Ever Told on TV Unveils this Monday via TV5's 'Never Say Goodbye'

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The Greatest Love Story Ever Told on TV Unveils this Monday via TV5's 'Never Say Goodbye'


TV5 is set to prove once again that it can go head to head against its rivals in terms of quality drama with new romantic series Never Say Goodbye premiering on Monday (February 11) at 7:30PM. The project boasts of a stellar cast led by no less than the superstar Nora Aunor. At the helm of this project is TV5’s top brass director and Talent Center head, Mac Alejandre.

Set in beautiful locations across Benguet and Baguio City, Never Say Goodbye promises a different kind of cinematic experience on primetime television. Colorful blooms in a rose farm paint the entangled love stories of characters played by seasoned actors like Nora Aunor, Cesar Montano, Alice Dixson and Gardo Versoza. The project introduces Vin Abrenica and Sophie Albert after being proclaimed winners of Artista Academy. Also in the cast is talented young actor Edgar Allan Guzman.

In a desperate attempt to run away from an arranged marriage, Kate (Sophie Albert) flees to Baguio. She meets William (Vin Abrenica) when she stays at the famous Manor Hotel. As the young man tries to help the damsel in distress, he decides to bring her to his hometown. Little did they know that their lives are connected by deep wounds from the past. William’s mother, Marta (Nora Aunor), was framed by Kate’s mother Criselda (Alice Dixson) for a crime she did not commit. Marta’s former flame Javier (Cesar Montano) also ended up marrying Criselda. Pregnant with Javier’s child, Marta’s heart has become full of hate. While being transported between penal facilities, Marta escapes and meets Dindo (Gardo Versoza), who assumes the role of her child’s father.  

Embittered by the past, Marta forbids William from pursuing a relationship with Kate. However, the young love-struck couple will do whatever it takes to be together. What happens when one is forced to say goodbye? 

Never Say Goodbye - Trailer:



Don’t miss the pilot episode of TV5’s Never Say Goodbye on Monday, February 11, at 7:30PM right after Kidlat.


JR Royol is Master Chef Pinoy Edition Grand Winner

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 JR Royol is Master Chef Pinoy Edition Grand Winner


JR Royol or Romulo Lamaton Royol Jr., 29-year-old "Rakistang Kusinero of Benguet" was named the first winner of Master Chef Pinoy Edition in the grand cook-off held at SM Skydome on Saturday, February 9.




JR's "Bigorot" (a portmanteau of Bicolano and Igorot, to honor his parents, his heritage, and his hometown, the Cordillera region from which the dish’s organic ingredients were grown and acquired) dish got an overall average score of 96.1% from judges Kris Aquino and Richard Gomez and host Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo, chef judges Chef Ferns, Chef Lau, Chef Jayps, and celebrity guest judges Kris Aquino and Richard Gomez.. He won P1-million, a kitchen showcase, and a Diploma Program for Professional Culinary Arts scholarship at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies.

Carla Marcaida, the Negosyanteng Kusinera of Bulacan, was hailed as the second placer for her adobong tuna at kaning dilaw that gained an average score of 93.9 points from the judges. Trailing behind was Ivory Yat, the Kusina Fashionista of Quezon City with her palabok finale that garnered 93 points.

Myra Santos, meanwhile, failed to participate in the live cook-off and was automatically declared the fourth placer after getting the lowest average score in the competition’s first two-part challenge.

Carla, Ivory, and Myra won P500,000, P300,000, and P200,000 respectively. They will also get a kitchen package and a scholarship at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies.


Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador Reportedly Involve in a Real-life Catfight on 'Ina Kapatid Anak' Shoot

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Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador Reportedly Involve in a Real-life Catfight on 'Ina Kapatid Anak' Shoot


"Ina Kapatid Anak" lead stars Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador, whose friendship turned sour because of the latter's involvement with the former's ex-boyfriend Gerald Anderson, reportedly got involved in a real-life  catfight during the taping of the said ABS-CBN top-rating primetime series.

While taping for a big scene that involved a confrontation that turned physical between Celyn Buenaventura and Margaux Marasigan (characters played by Kim and Maja in the series) on Wednesday, February 6, the two young actresses end up bruised and scratched.

Onlookers said Maja tried to approached Kim and said "Okay ka lang ba?" but Kim immediately ran out of the place crying. Minutes later, Kim was seen leaving the shoot that made the production team decide to pack-up shooting on that day.

Walk-out?

Can anyone from ABS-CBN confirm (they can also deny) this incident?


Win Tickets to Jessica Sanchez Valentine Concert at SMART Araneta Coliseum

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Win Tickets to Jessica Sanchez Valentine Concert at SMART Araneta Coliseum


American Idol Season 11 Runner up Jessica Sanchez is back in Manila for her solo concert on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013, 8pm at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

Jessica Sanchez enthralled Filipinos around the world last year when she showcased her singing prowess in the top-rating reality singing competition, American Idol. Although she lost the title to Phillip Phillips, the Filipino-Mexican won the hearts of millions including the show’s judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson.

Meanwhile, Jessica is about to release her debut album this year under the same record label as winner Phillip Phillips, and superstars Madonna, Eminem, 50 Cent, Fergie, Timbaland to name a few. So be the first to hear songs from Jessica’s upcoming album in her solo concert on Valentine’s Day at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

Girls will also be delighted to know that Jessica’s fellow American Idol finalist, Colton Dixon, will be her special guest for the night.

Ticket Prices:

PATRON VIP (PT 101 and 103 rows A-N) – P10,560
PATRON (PT 101 and 103 rows O-P) (PT 104-115) – P8,980
LOWER BOX VIP (LB 200 and 201) – P6,865
LOWER BOX REGULAR (LB202 and 215) – P5,810
UPPER BOX A (UA) – P3,910
UPPER BOX B (UB) – P2,855
GENERAL ADMISSIONS (GA) – P795

Tickets are available at ticketnet.com.ph or call 911-5555

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Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino Bed Scene Puts 'Party Pilipinas' on MTRCB 6 Months Probation; GMA-7 to Issue Public Apology

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Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino Bed Scene Puts 'Party Pilipinas' on MTRCB 6 Months Probation; GMA-7 to Issue Public Apology


The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has placed "Party Pilipinas" - GMA-7’s Sunday musical variety show - on a six-month probation due to the sexually-charged scenes in Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino's dance number on the show's January 27 episode.

While on probation, Party Pilipinas shall be placed on a per-episode basis which means that any violation of the MTRCB rules, laws, and regulations would mean placing the program off air without prejudice to other sanctions.

MTRCB, through its Chairman Eugenio Villareal, also asked GMA-7 to apologize on-air using a full screen video on February 10 Sunday. In addition, the same public apology shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation on or before February 9.

As posted in MTRCB website:

MTRCB orders Party Pilipinas to air public apology over 27 Jan 2013 sexually-charged scenes during this Sunday's episode

MTRCB also directs public apology to be published in a newspaper of general circulation by 09 February 2013

MTRCB places Party Pilipinas on PROBATION, subject to per episode review, for SIX (6) MONTHS

MTRCB orders responsible officers, director, producer of Party Pilipinas to undergo gender sensitivity training.

MTRCB thanks GMA Network management for its candor, maturity, and cooperation in addressing the Party Pilipinas issue.

MTRCB also thanks the public for its vigilance over the Party Pilipinas matter.

The Party Pilipinas issue was an opportunity for the network and its audience to dialogue through the MTRCB.

Watch the controversial Party Pilipinas production number below:




Sam Milby and Angel Locsin Sexy Video for F&H "Endless Summer Nights" Summer Campaign

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Sam Milby and Angel Locsin Sexy Video for F&H "Endless Summer Nights" Summer Campaign


Folded & Hung, on its official Facebook account, released the behind-the-scenes videos of the photo shoot of its 2013 summer collection campaign dubbed as "Endless Summer Nights" featuring its endorsers Sam Milby and Angel Locsin.

The two Kapamilya stars are seen posing in various floral and striped items, including bright-colored swimwear inside a candle-lit beach house set.

Watch the videos below:





Richard Gutierrez 'Seduction' Earns P3.67-Million in 5 Days; Valentine Movie "My Lady Boss" with Marian Rivera Moves to April 10 Playdate

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Richard Gutierrez 'Seduction' Earns P3.67-Million in 5 Days; Valentine Movie "My Lady Boss" with Marian Rivera Moves to April 10 Playdate


According to reports, Richard Gutierrez' latest suspense-crime-drama movie Seduction" with Solenn Heussaff and real-life girlfriend Sarah Lahbati earns a measly P3.67 million (amount unofficial) in 5 days.

Sarah's controversial legal battle with her home network GMA-7 that led to her leaving the country for good and Richard's butt exposure in the movie didn't help to encourage moviegoers to spend their hard-earned money watching this Peque Gallaga movie.




Is this the reason why Regal Entertaiment and  GMA Films decided to move the playdate of Richard's supposed Valentine movie with Marian Rivera entitled "My Lady Boss" on April 10?


Charice New Hairstyle: Hot or Not?

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Charice New Hairstyle: Hot or Not?


Charice is Charice. From her outstanding singing voice to her questionable gender down to her unimaginable hair style, Charice is considered unique in her own ways.

Talking about hair, Charice, currently in Japan for a series of singing engagement, was last seen sporting, again, a new look - short black hair with baby bangs. 

Check below's Charice hair evolution:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



DZMM Halalan 2013 Forum Features 'Beterano' and 'Bagito' Politicians

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DZMM Halalan 2013 Forum Features 'Beterano' and 'Bagito' Politicians


Who should one vote for in the coming elections? The “beterano” who is armed with years of experience and knows the intricate workings of the system, or the “bagito” who could introduce a new brand of leadership in the political scene?

DZMM helps voters in dissecting the personality and plans of neophyte and veteran politicians running for different government positions in “Bagito o Beterano? The DZMM Halalan 2013 Forum” this Saturday (February 9), 4 PM at the University of the East – Recto Main Theater that will be broadcast live on DZMM Radyo Patrol Sais Trenta, DZMM TeleRadyo and dzmm.com.ph.

Making up the forum’s “beterano” panel are senatorial candidates, former Senators Ernesto Maceda and Jun Magsaysay, Cong. Jack Enrile, Cong. Sonny Angara and Mayor Alfredo Lim who will run again for mayor in Manila, while the “bagito” panel will be comprised of senatorial candidates Grace Poe, Bro. Eddie Villanueva, Bam Aquino, gubernatorial candidate for Masbate Fr. Leo Casas, and former TV reporter Sol Aragones, who will run for representative of the 3rd District of Laguna.

What are their positions on the most controversial issues in the country, and how does their experience influence their political standpoint?

“Bagito o Beterano: The DZMM Halalan 2013 Forum” is part of a series of debates and election specials produced by Mega Manila’s number one AM radio station to help voters get to know the candidates for different government posts.

One of these includes the segment in the program “Dos Por Dos” where broadcast journalists Anthony Taberna and Gerry Baja scrutinize one senatorial candidate every Monday.

Alvin Elchico and Atty. Katrina Legarda, meanwhile, devote an hour of “S.R.O.: Suhestiyon, Reaksyon, Opinyon” on Fridays to its “Suriang Bayan” segment, where they interview Comelec officials and dissect election-related concerns.

DZMM Radyo Patrol 630, meanwhile, was picked by Filipino netizens as their favorite AM radio station in an online poll conducted by top entertainment blogs Showbiznest, LionHearTV, and Starmometer. It was named Favorite AM Radio Station in the Netizens’ Choice Awards after receiving 60% of the votes obtained since November 2012.

Tune in to “Dos Por Dos,” 5:30 PM and “S.R.O.,” 7:30 PM from Mondays to Fridays on DZMM Radyo Patrol 630, DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26), and dzmm.com.ph.


Watch 'Sarap Diva' this Saturday and Win a Date with Alden Richards

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Watch 'Sarap Diva' this Saturday and Win a Date with Alden Richards


This Saturday (February 9), learn the special Valentine recipes of three of GMA’s hottest properties – Alden Richards, Bela Padilla and Kylie Padilla.

 

 
Bela prepares her specialty, Salmon Zuchinni, while Kylie teaches her Halal recipe, Pininyahang Manok. Alden shows off his resourcefulness with his Lechon Paksiw recipe.

Meanwhile, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid shares the latest trend replacing flowers as a first date gift, the Fruiquet or Fruit bouquet.

The surprises never end as one of Sarap Diva’s twitter followers wins a date with Alden.

Love is truly in the air with another Saturday morning filled with good food, talk and music in Sarap Diva, 9:45am on GMA-7.


'Kanta Pilipinas' Premieres this Saturday on TV5; Top 24 Music Video Out!

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'Kanta Pilipinas' Premieres this Saturday on TV5; Top 24 Music Video Out!


TV5’s first original reality singing search Kanta Pilipinas will inspire the whole nation when it premieres this Saturday, February 9 at 9pm.

Aside from singing their hearts out, the 24 finalists will also move viewers with their life stories. With the tagline “Kanta Mo, Kwento Mo, Kapatid,” Kanta Pilipinas is hosted by the country’s most sought-after solo artist/composer/producer Rico Blanco. Two of the biggest names in the music industry – the award-winning musician, the "Maestro" Mr. Ryan Cayabyab and Asia’s Nightingale, Ms. Lani Misalucha, will serve as judges of the show.

Who among the 24 Kanta Pilipinas hopefuls will bag the grand prize of PhP1 million and a recording contract? Watch 5az1, Adrian Tabaldo, Allan Gonzales, Allison Gonzales, Chadleen Lacdo-O, Daniel Grospe and JB Landrito, Dea Formilleza, Esther Martinez, Ferns Tosco, Gian Carlo Baldonido, Gregory Llamoso, Haizel Fernando, Isaiah Antonio, Jacob Gayanelo, Janeth Gomez, Jeniffer Maravilla, Nicole and Carlo David, Pia Diamante, Raz Mendoza, Ricky Deloviar, Rochelle Merced, Thara Jordana, Timothy Pavino and Zari Bilon as they outperform one another on the show.


Watch the “Kanta Pilipinas” Top 24 music video here:



Catch the pilot episode of Kanta Pilipinas this Saturday (February 9) at 9:00pm on TV5.


Jessy Mendiola - Matteo Guidicelli Scandal Photo

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Jessy Mendiola - Matteo Guidicelli Scandal Photo


Getting there Tito Boy, getting there.” said Matteo Guidicelli when asked by Boy Abunda on The Buzz last Sunday regarding his rumored relationship with PHR: Paraiso leading lady Jessy Mendiola.

But the photo that is getting viral recently depicted otherwise. Matteo was caught on cam hugged by a woman suspected to be Jessy. 








Twitter user @TG_Cebu in a post said: “@TheBuzzOfficial @darlasauler Matteo at Jessy kaninang umaga stolen shot whats the meaning of diz ♥.” 

Do you think there's a brewing real-life romance between the two?

Meanwhile, Jessy is the February cover girl of Circuit Magazine as photographed by renowned lensman Raymund Isaac.




'Kidlat' Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner Photos

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'Kidlat' Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner Photos


Due to the overwhelming success of its primetime hero-serye 'Kidlat', TV5 hold a Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner on Thursday night, January 31 at Carte Blanche Restaurant in Quezon City.

Present during the event is Kidlat himself Derek Ramsay with the rest of the cast that includes Baron Geisler, Ritz Azul, Erika Padilla, Lou Veloso, and Nadine Samonte.

Mr. Perci Intalan, TV5 Head of Creative and Entertainment Production also graced the event.

Here are some photos taken during the Kidlat Thanksgiving Mass and Dinner party:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Follow Kidlat and his adventures daily at 6:45 p.m. after Aksyon on TV5.

For updates on the show, please LIKE Kidlat Facebook page www.facebook.com/TV5Kidlat and follow Kidlat on Twitter @KidlatTV5.


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