Thursday, March 28, 2013

Angelica Panganiban Reveals True Breakup Reason with Derek Ramsay (Finally!)

Angelica Panganiban Reveals True Breakup Reason with Derek Ramsay (Finally!

In the April 2013 issue of StarStudio Magazine, Angelica Panganiban revealed that her six-year relationship with Derek Ramsay ended over the phone.

The 26-year-old Kapamilya actress recalled the day when the Kapatid actor allegedly broke up with her after years of unresolved conflicts.

According to Angelica, Derek was in Boracay for a professional commitment and vacation when they had an argument over the phone some time in February 2012.

The actress related that in the heat of their argument, the model-actor-host suddenly asked her: "Ano ba'ng nararamdaman mo?"

Angelica recalled saying that she prefers addressing the question personally, once he gets back from vacation, but Derek pushed for an answer.

"Wala. Wala na 'kong nararamdaman," she responded.

Derek's only answer, according to Angel was: "Okay, it's over."

In the years leading up to their separation, the former celebrity couple had to grapple with several problems that later proved difficult to handle.

Among them, the "Apoy sa Dagat" star related in detail to StarStudio, were three major conflicts - Derek's being allegedly a controlling boyfriend, his supposed lack of support for the actress' mission to find her biological father, and his reported marriage to a certain Mary Christine Jolly in 2002.

On the set of the romantic-comedy movie "Every Breath U Take," which she was filming at the time of the breakup, Angel said she cried uncontrollably.

"Hindi ko alam kung naiiyak ako dahil nasabi ko siya. Yes, para talaga akong nakatakas, ganoon 'yung pakiramdam ko, pero at the same time, angsakit-sakit. Hindi ko alam kung tama, kung kaya ko panindigan," she said.

The following day, Angel recalled, she moved out her things from the house she had shared with Derek  for five years, with the help of her mother Annabelle.

When the "Kidlat" star learned that the actress had already picked up her belongings from their shared home, the actor, Angelica recalled, messaged her: "Let's fix this."

But for Angelica, the breakup was a way of finally being set free. Refusing her former boyfriend's plea, she told herself: "Hindi, may way out ka na, nakalabas ka na. Huwag ka nang bumalik."

In the April 2013 issue of StarStudio, out in newsstands now,  Angeilica also retraces her beginnings as an actress after 20 years in the industry. She also recalls her romance with former boyfriend Carlo Aquino, and opens up on her relationship with current partner John Lloyd Cruz.

Source: ABS-CBNNews

Coco Martin Decides to Follow Heart and Pursue the Woman He Loves

Coco Martin Decides to Follow Heart and Pursue the Woman He Loves

Teleserye Prince Coco Martin is ready to work his charms once again as his character in ABS-CBN’s no.1 superhero drama series “Juan dela Cruz” has finally decided to follow his heart and continue pursuing Rosario (Erich Gonzales). 

After becoming friends with his rival Kael (Arron Villaflor), Juan (Coco) is now more inspired to prove himself to the only girl he loves. Is Juan ready to sacrifice his friendship with Kael to win Rosario’s heart? Will he also leave the Kapatiran for Rosario? How will Juan’s love life affect his responsibilities as the sole protector of the ‘Bakal na Krus?’ 

Don’t miss the exciting adventures of Philippine television’s favorite superhero “Juan dela Cruz” weeknights after “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. 

For more updates about “Juan dela Cruz,” follow @JUANDELACRUZ_TV on Twitter or ‘like’ its official Facebook fanpage at

Christian Bautista's Party Pilipinas Debut Beats Sarah Geronimo-John Lloyd Cruz' Movie Promo on ASAP; 'Apoy sa Dagat' Wins Against 'Temptation of Wife' and 'Indio'

Christian Bautista's Party Pilipinas Debut Beats Sarah Geronimo-John Lloyd Cruz' Movie Promo on ASAP;  'Apoy sa Dagat' Wins Against 'Temptation of Wife' and 'Indio'

Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime programs from March 22 to 25, 2013 among AGB Nielsen Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):

March 22, Friday

    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 25.1%
    Eat Bulaga (GMA-7) – 21%        
    Minute To Win It (ABS-CBN) – 15.7%
    One Piece (GMA-7) – 14.8%                             
    Kapuso Movie Festival (GMA-7) – 14.5%
    Knock Out (GMA-7) – 13.7%
    Big (GMA-7) – 13.4%
    Bukod Kang Pinagpala (GMA-7) – 13.1%
    Unforgettable (GMA-7) – 12.8%
    Atashin'Chi (GMA-7) – 11.7%

    Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) – 26.1%
    Indio (GMA-7) – 25.9%
    Juan Dela Cruz (ABS-CBN) – 25.3%
    Temptation Of Wife (GMA-7) – 24.6%
    Mundo Mo'y Akin (GMA-7) – 23.7%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) – 21%
    Apoy Sa Dagat (ABS-CBN) – 20.3%
    Bubble Gang (GMA-7) – 19.3%
    TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 18.7%
    Smile Dong Hae (GMA-7) – 16.5%

March 23, Saturday

    Eat Bulaga (GMA-7) – 22.9%
    Be Careful ... Sabado Rewind (ABS-CBN) – 13.2%
    It's Showtime (ABS-CBN) / Del Monte Kitchenomics (GMA-7) – 12.2%
    Startalk (GMA-7) – 11.5%
    Maynila 14 (ABS-CBN) – 11.1%
    Sine Ko 5Ingko Weekend: Constantine (TV5) – 9.9%
    Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7) / 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) – 9.7%
    Spongebob Squarepants (ABS-CBN) – 9.5%
    Dragon Ball (GMA-7) – 9%
    Tropang Potchi (GMA-7) – 8.9%

    Magpakailanman (GMA-7) – 22.1%
    MMK Ang Tahanan Mo (ABS-CBN) – 21.5%
    Pilipinas Got Talent (ABS-CBN) – 20.4%
    Vampire Ang Daddy Ko (GMA-7) – 19.3%
    Celebrity Bluff (GMA-7) – 17.6%
    Wansapanataym (ABS-CBN) – 16.9%
    Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) – 13.2%
    Toda Max (ABS-CBN) – 12.8%
    Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) – 10.8%
    Banana Split Extra Scoop (ABS-CBN) – 9.3%

March 24, Sunday

    Kapuso Movie Festival: Meet Dave (GMA-7) – 15.9%
    Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) – 13.4%
    Asap 18 (ABS-CBN) – 10.7%
    Born Impact (GMA-7) – 9.5%
    Teen Gen (GMA-7) – 9%
    Dragon Ball (GMA-7) – 8.8%
    Aha! (GMA-7) / Del Monte Kitchenomics (GMA-7) – 8.3%
    The Buzz (ABS-CBN) – 8%
    H.O.T. TV Hindi Ordinaryong Tsismis (GMA-7) – 7.9%
    Lokomoko U Ang Kulit! (TV5) – 7.7%

    Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) – 29.3%
    Imbestigador (GMA-7) – 24.4%
    Gandang Gabi Vice (ABS-CBN) – 23.4%
    Pilipinas Got Talent (ABS-CBN) – 20.5%
    Pepito Manaloto Ang Tunay Na Kuwento (GMA-7) – 19.5%
    Foursome (GMA-7) – 14.6%
    Rated K Handa Na Ba Kayo? (ABS-CBN) – 12.6%
    Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) – 12.2%
    TV Patrol 25 Weekend (ABS-CBN) – 10.2%
    Talentadong Pinoy Worldwide (TV5) – 8%

March 25, Monday

    Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 25.5%
    Eat Bulaga (GMA-7) – 19.8%
    Minute To Win It (ABS-CBN) – 14.9%
    Kapuso Movie Festival (GMA-7) – 13.6%
    Big (GMA-7) – 13.2%
    Dragon Ball Z Kai (GMA-7) – 12.6%
    It's Showtime Holy Week Special (ABS-CBN) – 12.1%
    One Piece (GMA-7) – 11.8%
    Unforgettable (GMA-7) – 11.7%
    Atashin'Chi (GMA-7) – 11.3%

    Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) – 27.4%
    Juan Dela Cruz (ABS-CBN) – 25.4%
    Apoy Sa Dagat (ABS-CBN) – 24.7%
    Temptation Of Wife (GMA-7) – 24.1%
    Indio (GMA-7) – 23.7%
    Mundo Mo'y Akin (GMA-7) – 23.4%
    24 Oras (GMA-7) – 22.3%
    TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) / The Greatest Love (GMA-7) – 18.4%
    Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw (ABS-CBN) – 18.1%
    Smile, Dong Hae (GMA-7) – 16.3%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

Spiderman, Cars and Barbie Magazine Summer Issue Out Now!

Spiderman, Cars and Barbie Magazine Summer Issue Out Now!

Dive Into Epic Action with Spiderman Magazine's Summer Issue.

Though the sun strikes its powerful heat this summer, it will be a wet and wild season with Spiderman (Super) Summer Issue where Spidey dives into a crazy adventure as he goes against the master of moisture, Hydroman! In an 11-page comic, the water-based villain submerges the city in flood with everyone waiting for Spiderman to save the day against the not-so-wondrous Hydroman. And, speaking of water, also here is Black Cat, the fierce and feline villain, and also an exceptional gymnast, acrobat, and hand-to-hand fighter. From snorkeling to wake boarding, this issue also presents a list of some of the world’s most exciting water sports worth trying under the sun. As a bonus, stage your own epic super-battles with a special cut-out paper scorer. 

Spiderman is a monthly magazine of ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. It is available at P70 in major bookstores and newsstands nationwide. 

For comments and contributions, email Spiderman Magazine at

Keep Your Cool this Hot Season with Cars Magazine's Smashin' Summer Issue. 

With Cars Magazine’s Smashin’ Summer Issue, have fun as Lightning McQueen and the gang go all out for some awesome fun in the sun, with two of the fastest racers in the fantastic world of Cars, Japan’s Shu Todoroki and Italy’s Francesco Bernoulli. Sleek and super-fast, the latter are certified champs - just like lightning! Speaking of speed, learn all about the Le Mans Prototype 1 or LMP1. A special class of racing cars, this prototype is built for endurance racing to last a fast and furious ride! Meanwhile, in Cars Toon, Tow Mater stars in a thrilling crime story, acting all Sherlock Holmes while trying to uncover the identity of each character! Got nothing to look forward to this summer? Make this season a worthwhile one, and try this issue’s set of cool things to do this hot season! 

“Cars” is a bi-monthly magazine of ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. It’s available at P120 in major bookstores and newsstands nationwide.

Barbie Goes Sunny Adventure. 

Join Barbie as she hits the beach and goes surfing while enjoying the splendid glory of sunshine in Barbie Magazine summer special issue – “Sunny Adventure.” Barbie also recommends new hobbies to keep you busy during the summer such as cycling, gardening and flying kites. She also brings you a summer fashion feature that kids will surely enjoy. Plus, there are your favorite stickers, coloring activities and back to back posters to hang on your bedroom walls. 

Barbie is a monthly magazine of ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. It’s available at P120 in major bookstores and newsstands nationwide. 

For comments and contributions, email Barbie Magazine at

“Turbo” 3D International Trailer Released

“Turbo” 3D International Trailer Released

Revving up soon on the big screen is Dreamworks Animation’s “Turbo” (3D).

Starring the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz and Samuel L. Jackson, “Turbo” is a fast-paced, action-packed 3D comedy and is set to have audiences around the world root for a super-charged snail to use his incredible powers to win the ultimate race against his idols so that he can prove once and for all that no dream is too big and no dreamer is too small.

From a concept by David Sorren, a DreamWorks Animation veteran story artist, “Turbo” is about a snail who feeds his need for speed by sneaking into a garage to watch racing on an old dusty tv set and emulates his hero, French Canadian Indy 500 champ Guy Gagne.  Turbo (Reynolds) desperately wishes he could escape the slow-paced life he's living and race like his hero, making him an oddity in their slow moving community.  As fate would have him have it, he gets that chance one day after a freak accident when he suddenly finds himself vested with the power of incredible speed.

From DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox, “Turbo” in 3D opens July 19 in cinemas nationwide.

Turbo (3D) International Trailer:

TFC and CFO Unite for the 2nd Global Summit of Filipinos in the Diaspora

TFC and CFO Unite for the 2nd Global Summit of Filipinos in the Diaspora

ABS-CBN Global Ltd. through The Filipino Channel (TFC), in its continued mission to accompany Filipinos in their journey through life overseas, sponsored the Commission on Filipinos Overseas’ (CFO) 2nd Global Summit of Filipinos in the Diaspora with the theme Two Years Thereafter: The Best of the Philippine Diaspora and tagline Balikbayanihan Para Sa Inang Bayan.  This year’s summit recently held at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City, Philippines revisited the past diaspora programs and identified highlights and areas for more participation from overseas Filipinos (OFs).

CFO staged the 2nd Global Summit in partnership with its co-convenors Global Filipino Diaspora Council (GFDC) headed by business tycoon and philanthropist Atty. Loida Lewis, U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance (USPGG) with Atty. Ted Laguatan as spokesperson, and the Youth Leaders in the Diaspora (YouLeaD).  The summit proper opened with the inspiring rendition of the Philippine National Anthem and The Prayer by Pilipinas Got Talent Season 2 Grand Champion Marcelito Pomoy.

ABS-CBN Global Ltd.’s Philippine Country Manager Edson Aguiflor  said, “We are honored to have joined hands anew with CFO for this key gathering of overseas Filipinos.  Being part of this enhances our knowledge and understanding of issues relevant to OFs and responding to these with community leaders isvery much aligned with our mission to serve the Filipinos worldwide .”

CFO Secretary Imelda Nicolas expressed that “TFC is the natural partner for this 2nd Global Summit.  We have been partners with TFC for years and this summit further strengthens our ties as organizations in the service of OFs in every part of the world.”

Like TFC, CFO also tapped other institutions that share CFO’s mission to promote and uphold the interests, rights and welfare of overseas Filipinos as well as preserve and strengthen their ties with Filipino communities overseas.  These organizations include the National Federation of Filipino-American Association (NaFFAA) represented by Atty. Rodel Rodis; the European Network of Filipino Diaspora (ENFID) headed by Mr. Gene Alcantara; and the Embassy of the Philippines to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) headed by Ambassador Grace Princesa.

Sec. Nicolas stressed that, “Consistent with our theme, we want to start a different revolution. Every OF can be more than just a balikbayan and instead be more of an active participant of the country’s development.”

President Benigno Aquino III recognized the role of OFs in his video message played during the summit saying, “I am fully aware of just how difficult life away from our motherland. I know what it’s like to be away from my family and friends.”  He added, “Many of you have left your hearts in the Philippines. But while some of you have built new lives in foreign lands, you have maintained a strong presence here through programs like the Diaspora to Development (D2D) initiative.


Atty. Lewis of GFDC acknowledged this contribution and noted that the Philippine government has amended current laws to make programs friendlier for overseas Filipinos and allow them to participate more in the country’s political life.  In the last elections, she pointed out that the Vice-presidency was decided only by 800,000 votes. Lewis posed the question, “Do you see then that if at least 2 million Filipinos overseas register and vote, we can be a decisive and crucial factor in the Presidential elections of 2016?  We can decide who can be the next President.”  

TFC is also in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs-Overseas Absentee Voting Secretariat (DFA-OAVS) and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in the promotion and propagation of the Overseas Voting Act.


During the Summit, two days of fruitful sessions with the expertise of guest speakers identified other issues that concern overseas Filipinos and possible solutions to these.

On the Diaspora Philanthropy and Medical Mission Coordination workshop of the summit, Bantay Bata Resource Mobilization Manager Elvira Yulo, who represented Program Director Tina Monzon Palma in the session on using media and technology to leverage on assistance, said, “With the help of TFC, overseas Filipinos find out ways to be able to help their less fortunate kababayan in the Philippines.” 

In the workshop on Return and Reintegration, ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs Head Ging Reyes said that “While I had the safety net of ABS-CBN and did not have to look for jobs unlike other overseas Filipinos, I had to cope like any other Filipino distant from home.”

Other sessions included Diaspora Investment and Entrepreneurship; Global Legal Assistance and Advocacy (GLAAD); Alay-Dunong and Balik-Turo (skills and technology transfer); and Arts and Culture Exchange and Tourism Initiative.


During the cultural night of the summit, the USPGG recognized the winners of the Essay Writing Contest on The West Philippine Sea.  Performances also included stirring rendition by Pilipinas Got Talent Season 1 winner Jovit Baldivino, a global achiever himself as he continues to draw crowds in TFC events worldwide.

The CFO and TFC have been long-time partners in serving Filipinos overseas.  TFC is a major sponsor for the 2nd Global Summit for Filipinos in Diaspora. 

400 Moms and Kids Tandem Join GMA-7 'Bonakid Pre-School Ready Set Laban' Auditions

400 Moms and Kids Tandem Join GMA-7 'Bonakid Pre-School Ready Set Laban' Auditions 

Last March 15, auditions were held for GMA-7’s newest kiddie game show, Bonakid Pre-School Ready Set Laban, which is set to premiere on April 20 and will be hosted by singer-songwriter and celebrity dad Ogie Alcasid.

About 400 mommies together with their kids aging from 4 to 7 years old joined the auditions. From this number, only 51 moms and kids got the chance to experience the Stack Alert challenge, a relay where the mom and kid teams race to bring the blocks from the starting point to the finish line.

More fun-filled and exciting adventures and challenges await the mom and kid tandems, including celebrity pairs, with the launch of Bonakid Pre-School Ready Set Laban - the action-packed kiddie game show that will test the strength, energy, and immunity of mommies and kids this April only on GMA-7.

“Kahit Konting Pagtingin” All Set for Most Romantic Finale on April 12

“Kahit Konting Pagtingin” All Set for Most Romantic Finale on April 12

ABS-CBN’s hit kilig-serye “Kahit Konting Pagtingin” is set to end on a high note as is managed to consistently rule its timeslots since it piloted last January. The most romantic finale episode of the TV series topbilled by Angeline Quinto, Paulo Avelino and Sam Milby will air on April 12 (Friday). 

Meanwhile, the onscreen rivalry of Adam (Sam) and Lance (Paulo) further heats up as both guys get the courage to fight for their love for Aurora (Angeline). Will Adam and Lance let their feelings for Aurora get in the way of their relationship as brothers especially now that Narissa (Mylene Dizon) is planning break the closeness of the two? 

Don’t miss the last weeks of “Kahit Konting Pagtingin,” every 5:15pm on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to or follow abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Pokwang Spoofs Anne Curtis No Underwear Wet Performance on ASAP (Video)

Pokwang Spoofs Anne Curtis No Underwear Wet Performance on ASAP (Video)

Kapamilya star Pokwang, during the recent Kapamilya show with Piolo Pascual and Angeline Quinto in Gold Coast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, drew the loudest cheers when she impersonated Anne Curtis’ most talked about shower scene in ASAP 18.

While performing, Pokwang was showered with water - just like Anne - although she used watering cans for the shower.

Watch the video below:

Video: ABSCBNNews on YouTube

Sarah Geronimo - John Lloyd Cruz Movie 'It Takes a Man and a Woman' Receives 'A' Rating from CEB

Sarah Geronimo - John Lloyd Cruz Movie 'It Takes a Man and a Woman' Receives 'A' Rating from CEB

After getting a "G" or Generally Suitable for All Audiences ratings from the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB),Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz' latest Star Cinema's romantic movie "It Takes a Man and a Woman" has received an A rating from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).

"It Takes A Man And A Woman" is the final installment in the blockbuster trilogy movie chronicling the love story of Miggy Montenegro and Laida Magtalas.

Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, the film also stars Irma Adlawan, Al Tantay, Joross Gamboa, Gio Alvarez, Matet de Leon, Miles Ocampo, Andre Garcia and Isabelle Daza.

"It Takes A Man And A Woman" will open in theaters nationwide on Black Saturday, March 30.

GMA-7 Holy Week Program Schedule

GMA-7 Holy Week Program Schedule

In observance of the Holy Week, GMA-7 presents its special Lenten programming schedule for Maundy Thursday (March 28), Good Friday (March 29), and Black Saturday (March 30).

Maundy Thursday opens with the all-time favorite cartoon series Dragon Ball Z Kai at 8:00am followed by CBN Asia's Superbook at 8:30am. Back-to-back Pokemon movies (Lucario and The Mystery of Mew and Pokemon Ranger and The Temple of the Sea) begin at 9:00am with The 8th Word (Shepherd's Voice) coming in next at 11:00am.

GMA Films' romantic-comedy flick My Kontrabida Girl starring Rhian Ramos and Aljur Abrenica starts at 12:00 noon. This will be followed by GMA News TV's first original series, Bayan Ko, bannered by Rocco Nacino, which aims to bring political and social issues closer to the heart of regular viewers, running from 1:30pm to 4:00pm.

Next is Philippine TV's pioneering wish-granting program Wish Ko Lang! at 4:00pm. Hosted by Vicky Morales, the program features heartfelt stories of living and hoping despite life's trials.

Coming in at 5:00pm is the fifth installment of CBN Asia's Tanikala starring Kapuso stars Ryza Cenon, Mike Tan, Diva Montelaba, and Frencheska Farr, together with former Rivermaya front man Jason Fernandez, indie actor Junjun Quintana, Isabella De Leon, Icko Gonzalez, plus veteran actors John Arcilla and Tricia Amper-Jimenez.
Leading weekend program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, meanwhile, brings back its Summer Special episode featuring world class resorts around Luzon and Visayas, a taste of summer fruits, and a cruise via a different kind of road trip in Mindanao at 6:30pm.

Kapuso fans also get to watch again the first week of the newest primetime drama Mundo Mo'y Akin starring Sunshine Dizon, Angelika Dela Cruz, and the team up of Alden Richards and Louise Delos Reyes at 7:30pm to 11:00pm.

GMA's topnotch documentary program I-Witness comes in at 11:00pm with a feature on Asia's exquisite cuisines-Howie visits Macau, Jay goes to Cambodia, Kara explores South Korea, and Sandra takes Japan in their documentary "Food Trip!."

On Good Friday, have another dose of cartoon favorite Dragon Ball Z Kai at 8:00am followed by Superbook at 8:30am and then Pokemon Theater Presents (The Rise of Darkrai and Giratina and The Sky Warrior) from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Get to know the tradition of observing the Holy Week via Power to Unite, a religious program hosted by Ms. Elvira Yap-Go, at 11:00am. Recall the seven last words of Jesus Christ via Siete Palabras airing at 12:00 noon.

Highly-commended environmental documentary program Born To Be Wild showcases its 5th anniversary special with veterinarian hosts Doc Ferds Recio's and Doc Nielsen Donato's cobra and Sabang dragon adventures at 3:00pm.

Another inspiring episode that warms the heart and captures the goodness in hoping is brought by Vicky Morales in Wish Ko Lang! at 4:00pm followed by Ama Namin, a movie from the fifth installment of CBN Asia's Tanikala airing at 5:00pm.

Meanwhile, relive Jessica Soho's Universal Studios tour starting at 6:30pm. Stories of Sto. Niño de Romblon, Pinoy Human Doll, Biyaheng Langit, and the tearful reunion of BFFs (Best Friends Forever) Sonja and Erlinda are also on feature in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho.

Highlights of the most expensive TV project of the Kapuso network, epic-fantasy series Indio, top billed by Sen. Bong Revilla airs at 7:30pm to 11:00pm.

I-Witness returns with Kara David's documentary on the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake titled "Pagsibol ng Pag-asa" which tells of Japan's devastation and recovery from the haunting tsunami airing at 11:00pm.

Black Saturday begins with Dragon Ball Z Kai at 8:00am followed by CBN Asia's Superbook at 8:30am, and then Pokemon Movie: Arceus and The Jewel of Life and Doraemon Movie: The New Record of Nobita's Spaceblazer at 9:00am.

Back-to-back-to-back GMA Films and Regal Entertainment romantic-comedy movies air at 11:00am starting with My Valentine Girls starring Richard Gutierrez with Rhian Ramos, Solenn Heusaff, and Lovi Poe followed by Marian Rivera's comical movie Super Inday and the Golden Bibe; lastly comes the team up of primetime royalties Richard and Marian in the high-grossing film My Bestfriend's Girlfriend.

Doc Ferds and Doc Nielsen are back at 3:00pm, this time in Born Impact, Born To Be Wild's weekend edition, where they will investigate the strange cases of whale stranding on Philippine shores. Witness the heroic wildlife rescues care of the vets.

Hopelessness just doesn't come as an option as Wish Ko Lang! shares unforgettable, heartrending stories of people who managed to remain strong and overcome adversities at 4:00pm.

Tanikala 5 offers another story tackling painful experiences, struggles, and addictions via Tinig, the true to life story of Asia's Diva Dulce airing at 5:00pm.

Recount the story of former child star Jiro Manio and witness the singing prowess of Lola Diva in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho airing at 6:30pm.

APT Entertainment will bring Kapuso viewers a special Holy Week presentation with Perpetua at 7:30pm. This original drama is top billed by veteran actresses Ms. Susan Roces and Ms. Boots Anson-Roa together with Mr. Lito Legaspi, Jan Marini, Gerard Pizarras, Isay Alvarez, Robert Seña, Joyce Ching, Lucho Ayala, and child star Ryzza Mae Dizon. Relive the past as the highlights of the epicserye Indio airs at 9:30 pm.

At 11:30pm, Reporter's Notebook's special election series Sektor: Mga Bata tackles the present situation of Filipino children, considered as the third poorest sector in Philippine society according to the National Statistical Coordination Board or NSCB. Get to know siblings Junior and Mary Joy whose bodies are well-familiar with hard work despite their young age.

Witness another momentous event as GMA offers a streaming of Pope Francis leading the Way of The Cross from the Colosseum to Rome at 12:00 midnight.

Have a peaceful week as GMA offers its Holy Week specials from March 28 to March 30.

First-Look: 'Percy Jackson The Sea of Monsters' Photos

First-Look: 'Percy Jackson The Sea of Monsters' Photos

Talented teen heartthrob Logan Lerman returns as demi-god Percy Jackson, the son of the powerful sea-god Poseidon and sails the most dangerous of seas in the upcoming “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” along with returning cast Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Jake Abel and Sean Bean.

Based on the bestselling “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” book series written by Rick Riordan, “The Sea of Monsters” reunites Percy (Lerman) and Annabeth (Daddario) at Camp Half-Blood along with Tyson (Douglas Smith), Percy’s half-brother who is a Cyclops.  Their journey takes them to uncharted dangerous seas to recover the Golden Fleece that can save the camp and eventually save their best friend Grover (Jackson) who is half-man/half-goat from a very mean Cyclops, Polyphemus.


With Percy whose powers include control of the waters, Annabeth whose strengths are her wit and warrior skills from her god-mother Athena and Tyson being resistant to fire and possesses powerful strength, the three embark head-on amid raging seas racing against time and battle with other teen demigods to save their world.

Arriving in the Philippine theaters on August 15, “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” is from 20th Century Fox and will be available in 3D and 2D format.

Watch out for more news, photos, trailers at @20thCenturyFoxPh YouTube channel and 20th Century Fox (Philippines) Facebook page.

TV5 “Go Fresh, GO5!” Programs on Easter Sunday

TV5 “Go Fresh, GO5!” Programs on Easter Sunday

Celebrate Easter Sunday with TV5 as it embraces a whole new look with “Go Fresh, GO5!” To mark this Network-wide festival of all things ‘Fresh,’ the Kapatid Network presents its invigorating Sunday lineup beginning with Istorifik: Pidol’s Kwentong Fantastik at 6:30PM, followed by Talentadong Pinoy Celebrity Edition and Minority Report on Sine Ko 5ingko.

Ariel Rivera stars in this week’s episode of Istorifik: Pidol’s Kwentong Fantastik at 6:30PM. Big Boy Popoy is a tale of a young boy who, in his desire to visit different places by himself, seeks the help of magic to make him age. An amateur magician (played by Jeff Tam) helps him do just that - but the adult Popoy (Rivera) quickly learns the price of his desire to grow up. Showbiz newcomer Regine Angeles also stars in this light-hearted comedy.

Talentadong Pinoy Worldwide whips up another fun episode this week - this time, celebrities take centerstage at 7:30PM. Be dazzled with the killer dance moves of Olympic boxer Onyok Velasco, Amazing Race Philippines season one winners LJ Moreno and CJ Jaravata, and TV host Dianne Medina. Singer Jenine Desiderio rediscovers her theater roots by belting out to a dramatic opera song. Finally, Luke Mejares is sure to surprise viewers with his lip synch and impersonation number. Past Talentadong Pinoy Celebrity Edition winner Arnell Ignacio (who demonstrated his true musical skill with his original composition) joins Direk Joey Javier Reyes and Tuesday Vargas to form this week’s team of Talent Scouts. Join multi-awarded host Ryan Agoncillo as he presents the stars vying for the top honor of being the newest Ultimate Celebrity Talentado.

The excitement continues with Sine Ko 5ingko’s primetime feature Minority Report at 8:30PM. Tom Cruise headlines this futuristic thriller, set at a time when crime does not exist. Cruise plays a member of an elite police unit dedicated to preventing crime before they are committed. What happens when he himself is accused of committing a future murder? Audiences will surely hang on to their seats as this film features some of the most extensive chase scenes in recent Hollywood history.

Welcome a livelier Kapatid Network starting this Sunday as it takes on the Philippine summer with “Go Fresh, GO5!” Tune in to TV5 this new season to discover what other fun changes are in store for loyal Kapatid viewers.

“The Wolverine” Movie Poster and Tweaser

“The Wolverine” Movie Poster and Tweaser        

The latest posters and character photos of “The Wolverine” that recently surfaced online brought great anticipation to fans and movie buffs the globe over! Intensifying the excitement, director Mangold shares this 6-second video release which he calls the tweaser. Watch below:

Starring the much-celebrated and widely followed Hugh Jackman, “The Wolverine” is based on the celebrated comic book arc that reveals the man behind those adamantium claws, Logan aka Wolverine as we’ve never seen him before.   Set in modern day Japan, he finds himself out of his depth in an unknown world where he encounters unexpected and deadly opponents that will leave him forever changed.

This stand-alone epic from the X-Men universe reveals the untold story of Wolverine, the most iconic of mutants and brings the character saga to greater heights in depth, intensity and action as he struggles with his immortality.  

Directed by James Mangold and written by Mark Bomback and Christopher McQuarrie, the movie also features an amazing cast which includes Tao Okamoto as Mariko Yashida, Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper, Rila Fukushima as Yukio, Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen Yashida, Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada and Brian Tee as Noburo Mori.

Prepare for the ultimate action faceoff when “The Wolverine” opens July 25 (3D) in Philippine cinemas!

From 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.  Visit 20thCenturyFox(Philippines) Faceboook page and 20thCenturyFoxPh Youtube channel for more of “The Wolverine.”

‘Apoy Sa Dagat’ Peaks to its All-Time High TV Rating

‘Apoy Sa Dagat’ Peaks to its All-Time High TV Rating

The highly anticipated ‘return’ of Rebecca (Angelica Panganiban) in the person of her twin sister Serena (Angelica) recently gave ABS-CBN’s most passionate primetime drama series “Apoy Sa Dagat” its highest national TV ratings since it premiered last February 11.

Based on the latest data from Kantar Media last Monday (March 25), “Apoy Sa Dagat” reached its all-time high national TV ratings of 28.6%, or 12 points higher than the 16.6% earned by its newest rival program in GMA “Mundo Mo’y Akin.” Now that Serena owns the life of Rebecca, will she succeed in her mission to take revenge on people who maltreated her sister, including Adriana (Angel Aquino)? What will Odessa (Aiko Melendez) do now that her daughter is alive? Will Serena eventually fall for Rebecca’s boyfriend Anton (Diether Ocampo) or will her heart still long for her childhood sweetheart Ruben (Piolo Pascual)? 

Don’t miss ABS-CBN’s most passionate drama series “Apoy Sa Dagat,” weeknights, 9pm, after “Ina Kapatid Anak” on Primetime Bida. For more updates and feedback about the show, ‘like’ the official Facebook fanpage of “Apoy Sa Dagat” at and follow @Apoysadagat_TV on Twitter.

“White House Down” Posters Released

 “White House Down” Posters Released

It will start like any other day,” so the teaser posters of the new action thriller “White House Down” cryptically say. Columbia Pictures has just launched the initial one-sheets the Roland Emmerich-directed potential blockbuster starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.


In the film, capitol policeman John Cale (Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation’s government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.

Written by James Vanderbilt, “White House Down” also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins and Joey King.


Opening across the Philippines in June 2013, “White House Down” is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Visit for trailers, exclusive content and free downloads. Like us at and join our fan contests.

Disney's “Planes” Team Dusty Character Descriptions

Disney's “Planes” Team Dusty Character Descriptions

Walt Disney Studios has just announced the voice cast comprising Team Dusty, the hero group in “Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure that's hitting Philippine theaters this August.

The cast is led by Dane Cook, Stacy Keach, Cedric The Entertainer, Teri Hatcher and Brad Garrett. Below are the first-look images of the characters, with corresponding descriptions.

Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) is a plane with high hopes—literally. Crop duster by trade, this single-prop plane sees himself soaring alongside his high-flying heroes in an international race. The fact that he’s not really built for competitive racing doesn’t deter him from pursuing his dream—but his fear of heights just might. With a little help from his friends—and a WWII vet with wisdom to spare—Dusty takes off on an adventure of a lifetime, going prop-to-prop with champions while daring to reach heights he never imagined possible.


A reclusive old Navy Corsair, Skipper Riley (voice of Stacy Keach) was an ace flier and top instructor of the esteemed Jolly Wrenches squadron until an incident during a combat mission took him off the front lines and left him grounded for life. These days, Skipper keeps to himself, but his quiet existence is turned upside down when an ambitious and persistent Dusty solicits Skipper’s aerial expertise—and gets a few life lessons in the process. But Skipper—who’s never really come to terms with his past—finds that he has a few things to learn, too, and while coaching Dusty to fly faster and smarter, the teacher becomes the student.


Leadbottom (voice of Cedric the Entertainer) is a puttering old biplane and a grumbling taskmaster, a real “tank-half-empty” kind of guy. As the proprietor of Vitaminamulch, a special—albeit putrid—blend of vitamins, minerals, and mulch that works miracles when sprayed on crops, Leadbottom has no time for Dusty’s far-fetched flights of fancy. There are too many crops to spray and not enough hours in the day to spray them. For Leadbottom, it’s work first, then … well, more work.


Dottie (voice of Teri Hatcher) is a forklift who co-owns and operates Chug and Dottie’s Fill ’n Fly service station. As Dusty’s practical and say-it-like-it-is friend—not to mention his ace mechanic—Dottie hopes to keep his high-flying hopes grounded in reality: Dusty isn’t built to race and chasing his dream is downright dangerous. No matter what he decides, however, Dottie will always have his back.


Fuel truck Chug (voice of Brad Garrett) is a guy’s guy. He works hard as co-owner of Chug and Dottie’s Fill ’n Fly service station—and plays hard indulging in his own fuel from time to time. He has a big personality and is a bold supporter of Dusty’s high-flying endeavors. Indeed, he’s not only Dusty’s buddy, he’s his coach and biggest fan. And if Chug can’t help Dusty reach new heights, he’ll find someone who can.

Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International, “Planes” takes off in Philippine theaters in 3D on August 21, 2013, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select cinemas.

Studio 23 Holy Week Program Schedule

Studio 23 Holy Week Program Schedule

Spend Holy Week in the comfort of your own home as Studio 23 gives you a variety of program offerings fit for the whole family.

Mothers and daughters can relive the moments in the classic barkada movie “Gimik: The Reunion” on Thursday (March 28) and feel the love in the hit romantic movie “Got 2 Believe” on Friday (March 29), 2PM to 4PM.

Kids are also in for a treat with “Studio 23 Presents” as its features not just one or two, but three Disney flicks every night.

This Maundy Thursday, catch Disney’s “Starstruck” at 4PM, followed by comedy thriller “That Darn Cat” at 5:45 PM, and adventure movie about a dog named Benji in “Benji the Hunted” at 7:45 PM.

Meanwhile, get to experience the fantasy in Disney’s original movie “Avalon High” at 4PM; bond with Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and their friends in “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2” from 6 PM to 10 PM; and enter the magical world in the epic film “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” at 10 PM on Good Friday.

Fathers and sons, on the other hand, can bond while watching the live hardcourt action of the NBA. Watch the Oklahoma City Thunder vs the Washington Wizards on Thursday from 8AM to 11AM and witness the Los Angeles Clippers compete with the San Antonio Spurs live on Black Saturday (Mar 30) from 8:30 AM to 11 AM with same day replays at 9:30 PM.

Catch all these exciting Holy Week offerings only on Studio 23.

‘Temptation of Wife’ Heart-Stopping Finale on April 5

‘Temptation of Wife’ Heart-Stopping Finale on April 5

GMA Network’s top-rating Pinoy version of the hit Koreanovela Temptation of Wife concludes its run with a heart-stopping finale week from April 1 to April 5.

The series is regarded as one of the most watched programs on GMA Telebabad, consistently posting high numbers in the ratings game since it began airing on October 29, 2012.

The entire cast led by Marian Rivera, Dennis Trillo, Glaiza de Castro, and Rafael Rosell together with Rio Locsin, Raymond Bagatsing, Michelle Madrigal, Antonio Aquitania, Ayen Munji-Laurel, Bettina Carlos, Rez Cortez, and Ms. Cherie Gil delivered commendable portrayals of their respective characters that hooked viewers from start to finish.

Viewers are eagerly looking forward on how the Pinoy adaptation of the series will conclude especially the fate of the characters of Angeline, Nigel, Heidi, and Marcel.

Who will Angeline choose in the end? Will it be Nigel who stood by her all throughout her ordeals or will it still be Marcel, the man who broke her heart but continues to pursue her until the very end? Will Heidi’s endless quest for revenge against Angeline bring her peace and happiness at last?

Under the direction of Dominic Zapata, Temptation of Wife airs weeknights after Mundo Mo’y Akin on GMA Telebabad.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Ai-Ai delas Alas on Rekindling Friendship with James Yap: "Masarap ang walang kaaway."

Ai-Ai delas Alas on Rekindling Friendship with James Yap: "Masarap ang walang kaaway."

While Kris Aquino is in the middle of legal battle against his ex-husband James Yap, her BFF (Bestfriend Forever) Ai-Ai delas Alas seems very much happy and welcome to rekindle old friendship with the cager-endorser.

When the two accidentally met in the shooting of the comedienne's latest movie with Marian Rivera titled "Kung Fu Divas", Ai-Ai had the chance to talk with James proving that they're relationship is not affected at all with the current issue involving the ex-couple.

"Oo, dumalaw siya kasi birthday nun nung assistant ni Dondon Monteverde.Parang ‘di ako makapaniwala na nandiyan siya sa set. Sabi niya, ‘My friend!’ Ako naman, ‘My friend you’re here!’ Tapos picture taking kami ni lolo. Best friend ko siya. Sabi nga ni Vice Ganda [another BFF of Kris] dati, masarap yung walang kaaway. Puro positive lang. "Ai-Ai narrated during her contract renewal with the Kapamilya network last March 21.

"Dati pa kami magkaibigan. Kasi nung minsan nagusap sila ni Kris sa phone nung nagshu-shoot kami, parang andito kami sa Quezon City, sabi niya, ‘O eto si friendship.’ Pinasa sa akin. Sabi ko, ‘Sino ba ito? My friend, bakit mo ako inaaway, bati na tayo.’ Tapos tawa ng tawa. Dun nag-start. Minsan nagkakatextan kami. Parang, ‘Uy may game pala kayo ngayon. Pwede manood?’ ‘O sige friend ilang ticket?’ Mga ganong chika." she added.

Sarah Geronimo - John Lloyd Cruz Movie 'It Takes a Man and a Woman' Rated 'G' by MTRCB

Sarah Geronimo - John Lloyd Cruz Movie 'It Takes a Man and a Woman' Rated 'G' by MTRCB

Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz' latest Star Cinema's romantic movie "It Takes a Man and a Woman" has been rated G (generally suitable for all audiences) by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).

"It Takes A Man And A Woman" is the final installment in the blockbuster trilogy movie chronicling the love story of Miggy Montenegro and Laida Magtalas.

Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, the film also stars Irma Adlawan, Al Tantay, Joross Gamboa, Gio Alvarez, Matet de Leon, Miles Ocampo, Andre Garcia and Isabelle Daza.

"It Takes A Man And A Woman" will open in theaters nationwide on Black Saturday, March 30.

Roel Manlangit Shows Whitney Houston Vocal Prowess in 'Pilipinas Got Talent' Audition (Video)

Roel Manlangit Shows Whitney Houston Vocal Prowess in 'Pilipinas Got Talent' Audition (Video)

Youtube sensation Roel Manlangit, known as “Little Boy Whitney [Houston]”, wowed the judges after singing a Whitney Houston medley on Pilipinas Got Talent.

The 13-year-old singer from Valencia, Bukidnon received a standing ovation from Kris Aquino, Ai Ai delas Alas and Freddie M. Garcia after his performance.

Roel and his family were among the victims of typhoon Pablo last November 2012. Their home was swept away by the flood and he’s hoping that by his talent, he can help his family in the future.

ABS-CBN Holy Week Program Schedule

ABS-CBN Holy Week Program Schedule

Maundy Thursday:

10am: Be Careful with my Heart Rewind
12nn: Lenten Recollection
2pm: Mary in the Heart of Jesus Part 1
3pm: Bagong Buhay: Mga Kwento ng Pagbabago
5pm: Celebration of the lords last Supper
6pm: Wansapanataym: Maya Aksaya
6:45pm: Wansapanataym: Joy Toys
7:30pm: A Mother's Story
9pm: A Very Special Love
10:30pm: Rated K: 7 Deadly Sins

Good Friday

8:30am: Experience the Holy Land
10am: Be Careful with my Heart Rewind
12nn: 7 Last Words
3pm: Mary in the Heart of Jesus Part2
4pm: Veneration of the Cross
5pm: Santo Pedro: Calungsod Documentary
6pm: Wansapanataym: Bangungot
6:45pm: Wansapanataym:Ang Suyod ni Ang Suhyod
7:30pm: Ikaw ay Pag-ibig
9pm: You Changed my Life
10:30pm: Rated K

Black Saturday

10am: Be Careful with my Heart
12nn: Magnifico
2pm: Forever and a Day
4pm: My Cactus Heart
6pm: Wansapanataym: Dirty Larry
6:45pm: Wansapanataym: Water Lily
7:30pm: Tanging Yaman
9:00pm: Way Back Home
10:30pm: Rated K: Siete Palabras
11:30pm: Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday

Regular programming

Naruto Shippuuden Season 5, Kyo Kara Maoh, Power Ranger Super Samurai on Hero TV “April Ka-Pow” this Summer

Naruto Shippuuden Season 5, Kyo Kara Maoh, Power Ranger Super Samurai on Hero TV “April Ka-Pow” this Summer

Hero TV, the number one anime channel in the country, will start a superhero invasion with its empowering new and returning titles and locally produced anime-oriented shows that would further heat up the summer of its young and young-at-heart viewers this April.

Top billing Hero TV’s new titles this month with the theme “April Ka-Pow” is the hit anime series “Kyo Kara Maoh,” which features Yuri Shibuya’s time travel adventure from 20th century to an unknown era resembling medieval Europe where he was in line to be the next king and will be engaged to marry someone he does not know. It will premiere on April 12 at 9:30PM with replays on 12:30AM, 3:30AM, 10:00AM and 4:00PM.

Naruto, meanwhile, is back with a new season to continue his fight against evil in “Naruto Shippuuden Season 5,” which will air in marathon every Saturday starting April 13 at 12:00 AM, 12:00PM and 9:00PM. Ichigo, on the other hand, investigates the mysteries in the soul society in “Bleach Movie,” which will air on April 7 and 21 at 12:00AM, 12:00NN and 9:00PM.

Another new title is “The World God Only Knows,” featuring Keima’s fateful adventure as an online heartthrob but ironically the worst and rudest guy for girls. It will premiere on April 4 at 7:30PM with replays at 1:30AM, 7:30AM and 1:30PM; and “Power Ranger Super Samurai,” which features Samurai Rangers who will continue their fight for humanity and set modernized sword battles and astonishing live actions on April 25, 8:00PM with replays on 2:00AM, 8:00AM at 2:00PM.

Returning titles to catch this summer include “Ceres, Celestial Legend,” “Kiba,” “Kyoshiro and the Eternal Sky,” “Major Season 1,” “Michiko and Hatchin”, “Mirmo De Pon Season 2″ and “Overdrive.”

Pinoy talent is also overflowing on Hero TV as it presents Filipino animators’ creations in another batch of their original works in I-animate featuring “Kaleh at Mbaki,” and “Marianing.

Meanwhile, get to know the voices behind the brand new anime “Kyo Kara Maoh” on Hero TV’s “Dubber’s Cut.” Find out how the film’s voice-actors manage to successfully give the right emotions in this certified tearjerker.

Catch all of these superheroes and more on Hero TV (SkyCable Channel 44), the number one anime channel in the Philippines. For the latest happenings and airing schedules, visit Hero TV’s official website at

TFC, COMELEC and DFA-OAVS Promote May 2013 Election Overseas Voting

TFC, COMELEC and DFA-OAVS Promote May 2013 Election Overseas Voting

After a record-breaking turnout of Filipinos during the registration period in 2012 as a result of a multi-platform campaign mounted by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs – Overseas Absentee Secretariat (DFA-OAVS) with strong support from
The Filipino Channel (TFC), the agencies and the foremost Filipino media network have entered into a landmark tripartite agreement to propagate the overseas vote further. With an umbrella campaign entitled, Boto mo, kinabukasan ng bawat Pilipino (Your vote is the future of each Filipino), TFC disseminated the campaign via public service announcements (PSAs), print media and social networking sites. As a result, the turnout exceeded records for the past three elections in 2004, 2007 and 2010 in terms of new OF registrants.

TFC’s Philippine Country Manager Edson Aguiflor said that as the Filipino network with the widest reach, TFC does not only aim to bring the best of the Philippines to every part of the world where there is a Filipino but also aspires to be a catalyst for change for overseas Filipinos (OFs) and their families in the Philippines.
Consistent with the theme, we encourage our kababayans to exercise their right to suffrage and choose the nation’s next leaders who can make a difference in the lives of every Filipino,” he added.

In 2012, DFA-OAVs reported that total registration turnout hit close to a million or a total of 988,384 OFs, a milestone for a registration for a non-presidential election.  DFA Undersecretary and OAVS Chairman Jose Brillantes recognized TFC’s participation in achieving the all-time high record.  This year he said, “We continue this cooperation with TFC because the network plays a pivotal role in bringing our campaign worldwide. With its presence in the U.S.A., Canada, Middle East, Europe, Australia, Japan and other countries in Asia, the campaign reaches and encourages a greater number of Filipinos.

COMELEC Commissioner Lucenito Tagle echoed his sentiments, saying, “We did it in the 2012 registration. With TFC, we can even do better this year.” 

This year, TFC, COMELEC and DFA-OAVs tapped young superstar Kim Chiu, variety show ASAP mainstay and enterprising actor Robi Domingo, Pinoy True Stories hosts and respected reporters Maan Macapagal, Atom Araullo and multi-awarded anchor Ted Failon.  They join last year’s endorsers – Boy Abunda, Pokwang, Eric Santos, Randy Santiago and Piolo Pascual in conveying the message Your vote is our (every Filipino’s) future.

Filipinos can also connect with their kababayans and fellow voters via  The election period is from April 13 to May 13, 2013 (closing at 7 p.m. Manila Time).  Modes of voting (depending on the country where you are situated in) include personal voting, postal voting and
automated election system (AES) or automated voting.  Voting will be conducted in the nearest Embassy, Consulate, Mission or Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO) for personal voting and automated voting while electoral ballots will be sent directly to Filipinos identified under postal voting.

For a list of Certified List of Voters (CLOV), please inquire at, or visit the nearest Embassy, Consulate, Mission or Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO). 

TV5 Holy Week Program Schedule

TV5 Holy Week Program Schedule

The Kapatid Network has something special in store for viewers this coming Holy Week. Starting Maundy Thursday (March 28), Pinoy TV fanatics can look forward to a string of film features starting at 6:00AM.

Kids and their parents can start their day with Mama Mary’s Movement Foundation and The Story of Jesus for Children on Thursday morning. Need to get up and go? Tune in to TV5 for The Wild Thornberrys Movie, 3 Ninjas Kick Back and Baby Geniuses. At 2:00PM, watch as Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson fulfill their wildest dreams on The Bucket List. Beginning 6:00PM, loyal Kapatid viewers can enjoy back-to-back-to-back blockbusters Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 300, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Good Friday (March 29) is full of family-approved movies that everybody will enjoy. Begin this most solemn day with The Story of Jesus according to the Gospel of Luke at 7:30AM. At 2:00PM, bear witness to Jesus’s journey on the Passion of the Christ. Renowned Hollywood legend Mel Gibson directed this masterpiece, which stars Jim Caviezel and Monica Bellucci. That same day, Sine Ko 5ingko will also air Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Last Samurai, and Forrest Gump from 6:00PM onwards. 

On Black Saturday, Sine Ko 5ingko goes all out on adventure with The Prince of Egypt, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl and Jumanji beginning 9:00AM. At 8:00PM, some of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading men Brad Pitt, Eric Bana and Orlando Bloom clash for love and country in the epic battle of Troy.

Sine Ko 5ingko celebrates Easter Sunday with a special treat for the young and young-at-heart. After enjoying Lokomoko U’s hilarious gags, join the world’s favorite dolphin Flipper as he charms his way into Pinoy homes at 1:00PM. There won’t be a shortage of touching moments in this contemporary classic. At 4:45PM, TV5 will present Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for the first time on Philippine free TV. In this movie, eccentric scientist Flynn invents a machine that turns water into food. What happens is nothing short of amazing since complete meals fall from the sky! But what happens when a small town enjoys this life of excess? Comedians Bill Hader and Anna Faris lend their voices to this animated gem.

So spend quality time with the family by watching Sine Ko 5ingko’s certified movie hits that are guaranteed to amuse and enlighten viewers of all ages this coming long weekend. From Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday, enjoy some of the most beloved family films for free only on TV5.

Robert Downey Jr. Strikes Back as Tony Stark in Marvel's “Iron Man 3”

Robert Downey Jr. Strikes Back as Tony Stark in Marvel's “Iron Man 3”

From Marvel Studios comes “Iron Man 3,” which continues the epic, big-screen adventures of the world’s favorite billionaire-inventor-Super Hero, Tony Stark aka Iron Man.

Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book Super Hero Iron Man, who first appeared on the pages of “Tales of Suspense” (#39) in 1963 and had his solo comic book debut with “The Invincible Iron Man” (#1) in May of 1968, “Iron Man 3” returns Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, the iconic Super Hero, along with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes, Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian, Rebecca Hall as Maya Hansen, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan and Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin.

Shane Black directs Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” and the screenplay is by Drew Pearce & Shane Black.

After the “Iron Man” and “Iron Man 2” box-office successes, the Iron Man character, once again reprised by Robert Downey Jr., was last seen in Marvel Studios critically acclaimed “Marvel’s The Avengers,” which set the all-time, domestic 3-day weekend box office record at $207.4 million. The film went on to gross over $1.6 billion worldwide, becoming Disney’s highest-grossing global and domestic release of all time and marks the studio’s fifth film to gross more than $1 billion worldwide.

The exciting thing about ‘Iron Man 3,’ is that it’s not only the culmination of the first two films, but it’s also a follow up to ‘Marvel’s The Avengers,’” says producer Kevin Feige. “It’s one of the first situations where you have a movie that is the sequel to two different films and in a way that liberates it to be more unique than anything that has come before it, which is what we’re most excited about.

In the Marvel cinematic universe, all events that happen within each film have a direct influence and consequence in future films and franchises. For Tony Stark the events and encounters he faced in “Marvel’s The Avengers” may be behind him, but he is still working hard to balance the demands of his own personal life.

For the storyline of Marvel’s “Iron Man 3,” the filmmakers decided on a “back-to-basics” tone where they could explore what Tony Stark would do if all of his money and toys were stripped away from him and he was forced to find a way back to being a Super Hero.

Early on in the development, we talked about this notion of taking Tony Stark back to basics because we wanted to see him just use his brain,” explains executive producer Louis D’ Esposito. “You want to see what he can do when the odds are against him and it makes you wonder, ‘How is he going to get out of this one?’”

Executive producer Stephen Broussard explains the filmmakers’ decision to blend two different storylines together for the film. “There are two classic stories that have appeared in the ‘Iron Man’ comics - one is older and the other is more modern,” explains Broussard. “The older is the character called The Mandarin, and he is one of the most famous villains in the franchise. The character dates back to the 1960s and we wanted Shane [Black] and Drew [Pearce] to take that idea and contemporize it for present-day audiences.”

Broussard adds, “We also wanted to combine that with another storyline in the comic called Extremis, which came out not too long before the first ‘Iron Man’ film in 2008. It deals with the biological enhancement of humans and Tony must face super-powered humans in that. So we just thought, wouldn’t that be interesting if we tried to combine these two stories into one for ‘Iron Man 3’?

An early believer in the Extremis story line, Downey Jr. says, “I remember when we were getting ready to shoot ‘Iron Man,’ I started reading ‘Iron Man’ comics and there was this one called ‘Extremis,’ and I thought it was really interesting and cool.

The thing about the Extremis storyline that always interested me in the comic books was that you had a sense that Tony Stark puts on an iron suit and hides inside it in a way,” says director Shane Black. “The character wouldn’t call it that, but that’s kind of the case. With the Extremis people, you always got a sense that they’re burning up from the inside. So one of them could actually say to Tony for instance, ‘you drive a car, I am the car.’

There is plenty of angst from “Marvel’s The Avengers” to fuel Tony Stark’s arc too. Before “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Tony Stark thought he was the only Super Hero in the world, and in “Iron Man 3” he must deal with the revelation that he is not the only one out there. As Kevin Feige explains, “In ‘Marvel’s The Avengers’ he faces a world-changing event that not only includes seeing the powers of other Super Heroes, but also having a portal to another world opened above his head.

For Robert Downey Jr. the journey of Tony Stark in the “Iron Man” franchise is one that is very relatable to audiences. “The great thing about ‘Iron Man 3’ is that we really are going back to kind of an extension and continuation of some of the things that made the franchise fly to begin with,” says Downey. “With the execution and incredible success of ‘Marvel’s The Avengers,’ we’re afforded the opportunity to not have to set up another film and can really explore the character of Tony Stark in ways that are very organic and connectable and play to the strength of the franchise.”

Opening across the Philippines on April 24 in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and regular theatres, “Iron Man 3” is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures and DMG Entertainment. Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige is producing and Jon Favreau, Louis D'Esposito, Charles Newirth, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, Alan Fine, Stan Lee and Dan Mintz are executive producers. The film is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Daniel Padilla Birthday Concert at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on April 30

Daniel Padilla Birthday Concert at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on April 30 

There is really no stopping Daniel Padilla.

After his hit teleserye and blockbuster movie with loveteam Kathryn Bernardo, multi-platinum recording album, and numerous endorsements, today's hottest young actor Daniel Padilla is set to give back to his fans through a birthday concert called "Daniel Live: A Birthday Concert".

On April 30, four days after his 18th birthday, Daniel will stage his first ever solo concert at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum as part of his birthday week celebration.

"I'll do everything to make the show successful," said Daniel who will introduce his favorite 'old school rock' music to his young supporters. "This concert is my gift to my fans. It's my way of saying thank you to all the support they have given me. We'll just enjoy on that day." Daniel said of his birthday concert.

Tickets are now available at Ticketnet outlets and at Smart-Araneta Coliseum Box Office. Or call 911-5555 or log on to

Win a Date with Rocco Nacino, Dion Ignacio, Sef Cadayona and Ruru Madrid

Win a Date with Rocco Nacino, Dion Ignacio, Sef Cadayona and Ruru Madrid

Kapuso heartthrobs Rocco Nacino, Dion Ignacio, Sef Cadayona and Ruru Madrid, who are part of the upcoming romance-comedy movie “My Lady Boss,” are dangling an unusual invitation: they are looking for ladies who could be their date during the red carpet premiere of the movie happening on April 9 at SM Megamall.

Interested ladies must like the official Facebook Fan page of “My Lady Boss” ( and share the highlighted post found on top of the page (featuring the four boys).

“My Lady Boss”, co-produced by GMA Films and Regal Entertainment stars Kapuso royalties Marian Rivera and Richard Gutierrez. Showing in theaters on April 10, 2013.




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