Friday, November 28, 2014

The Amazing Race PH 2 Update: AJ and Jody Saliba Bids the Competition in a Heartbreaking Goodbye

The Amazing Race PH 2 Update: AJ and Jody Saliba Bids the Competition in a Heartbreaking Goodbye


Team Mag-ama AJ and Jody Saliba wins hearts of netizens in an emotional episode of The Amazing Race Philippines. The last pit stop episode was very emotional due to the determination and toughness shown by 52-year-old AJ Saliba of Team Mag-Ama. AJ kept on pushing his limit for his son Jody, which eventually led to a painful accident. Everyone thought the race is done for these two, but Derek announced a twist that shocked everyone.

Despite leading in the fifth week’s virtual pit stop and eventually winning the sixth week’s super-Leg, Team Mag-ama dropped to the last spot as other teams conspired to work against them to catch up.

As the Race takes the teams from Cebu to Bohol, the father and son duo seemed to have lost their luck and struggled in finishing the challenges that came their way. And with four teams using the Yield card to further delay them, AJ and Jody’s chances to get closer to the pit stop became bleak. Still, they managed to catch up with team Nerds Vincent Yu and Ed Manguan, and team Mr. Pogi Kelvin Engles and JP Duray

Unfortunately, the final challenge, which required them to cross hammock trails between palm trees without failing, turned out to be the most difficult challenge of the week.

Team Chefs Eji Estillore and Roch Hernandez were first to finish the task after experiencing their share of painful falls. They eventually arrived first to the pit stop and won the PHP 200,000 pit stop cash prize from Rexona. Team Dating Couple Matthew Edwards and Phoebe Walker came in second, followed by team Magkapatid Jet and Yna Cruz who secured the third spot.

Kelvin was brought to tears after completing the painstaking task which earned team Mr. Pogi their right to the fourth spot, while the Nerds decided to give up the challenge and take a 90-minute penalty, hoping AJ’s old age would stop the 52-year-old father from completing the task.

After hours of agonizing and heartbreaking attempts, AJ still wasn’t able to finish the task. The Nerds finished their penalties and were able to get ahead of them, eventually securing the fifth and final safe spot for themselves. As if their series of unfortunate events was not enough, AJ suffered a sprain on his leg after an excruciating fall, which made Jody decide to plead for his father to stop and accept their loss.

With race master Derek waiting to announce team Mag-ama's undeniable fate, even the Kapatid actor had difficulty holding back his tears after witnessing the father and son's admirable determination and will to win. Netizens watching at home also expressed their high regard for AJ on social media, as they themselves were brought to tears by his resilience. To everyone’s surprise, Derek announced that it was a non-elimination leg and team Mag-ama still has a chance to redeem themselves.

With only two remaining weeks to go, teams are expected to now give everything they got as they face more challenges towards the final pit stop.

 

Powered by Rexona and sponsored by PLDT Home Telpad, Summit Natural Drinking Water, Kia, RCD Royal Homes, Shell, and Resorts World Manila, The Amazing Race Philippines airs at 9PM daily, exclusively on TV5.

Kapuso Big Stars to Bring Fun-Filled Entertainment Among GMA Pinoy TV Subscribers in Singapore

Kapuso Big Stars to Bring Fun-Filled Entertainment Among GMA Pinoy TV Subscribers in Singapore


Dennis Trillo, Jonalyn Viray and Betong Sumaya lead GMA-7's contingent to Kapusong Pinoy in Singapore .

GMA Pinoy TV brings its highly anticipated Kapusong Pinoy Concert series to Singapore with Kapuso artists Dennis Trillo, Jonalyn Viray and Betong Sumaya gearing up to delight Pinoy fans in the country on November 30.

On the heels of its highly successful previous installments in Los Angeles last September and Dubai this November, the concert titled Kapusong Pinoy sa Singapore will be held at the Kallang Theater, 1 Stadium Walk in Singapore.

The much-awaited concert is headlined by Drama King Dennis Trillo, Fearless Diva Jonalyn Viray and features actor-comedian Betong Sumaya as his beloved character Antonietta from the Philippine’s longest running comedy program Bubble Gang.

Dennis, whose “TomDen” album with fellow Kapuso actor and My Husband’s Lover star Tom Rodriguez has garnered a Platinum Record Award, will delight the audience with his vocal prowess and charm.

Cementing the international success of his groundbreaking role in the critically-acclaimed series My Husband’s Lover, the Kapuso leading man has also gained recognition in the region with his nomination for the Best Actor category in the upcoming Asian Television Awards. The awarding ceremony will take place this December in Singapore.

Following a successful concert titled Fearless: The Repeat, Kapuso singer Jonalyn Viray will take the stage once more in a powerful display of her vocal talents that have earned her the title, Fearless Diva. The crowd can look forward to highly entertaining numbers that will showcase her wide vocal range and exceptional talent.

Adding a fun element to the concert is Betong Sumaya as Antonietta. After entertaining a sold-out crowd in the Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A. concert, Betong will surely keep the audience laughing as they witness his comedic character live on stage.

Kapusong Pinoy sa Singapore is sponsored by Camella, Pag Ibig Fund, Cebuana Lhuillier, Thunderbird, Debt Aid Consulting, The Generics Pharmacy, Jollibee Padala, Everest Aircondition, and Shakey’s.

Gates open at 1:30PM. Admission to the concert is FREE. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis with a no ticket, no entry policy. For ticket reservations, please call +65 92778256 or email: kapusongpinoysg@gmail.com.

Kapuso fans abroad may join in the fun and excitement by sharing their photos, tweets and status messages with the hashtag #KapusongPinoySG.

For more information on GMA’s international events and channels, visit the website www.gmanetwork.com/international.

Kathryn Bernardo Bury Hatches Against Kapamilya

Kathryn Bernardo Bury Hatches Against Kapamilya


Iris, Kathryn Bernardo’s character in ABS-CBN award-winning weekend primetime show “Wansapanataym” continues to deal with her father’s overprotectiveness in the continuation of ‘Puppy Ko Si Papi’ on Sunday (November 30). 

Despite everything she has been through to turn her dad Douglas (Dominic Ochoa) back into being a human, Iris (Kathryn) still resents how controlling he is to people who are getting close to her. Can Iris still fix her relationship with her father before time runs out? What will she do when she finds out that the ritual didn’t work and that Douglas still turned into a dog? 

Also part of “Wansapanataym Presents Puppy ko si Papi” are Khalil Ramos, Marlann Flores, Chienna Filomena, Apollo Abraham, John Steven de Guzman, and John Lapus. It is written by Yam Tanangco Domingo and directed by Don Cuaresma. 

The original story book for Filipino kids “Wansapanataym” is under the production of Dreamscape Entertainment Television, the group that created top-rating TV masterpieces such as “Walang Hanggan,”“Ina, Kapatid, Anak,” “Juan dela Cruz,” and “Ikaw Lamang.” 

Don’t miss the continuation of Kathryn’s “Wansapanataym” special this Sunday, 6:45PM, after “Goin’ Bulilit” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

TV5 Launches 2015 Shows Making TV5 the Only Happy Network in the Country

TV5 Launches 2015 Shows Making TV5 the Only Happy Network in the Country


Kapatid stars, news personalities, talents and top management including TV5's President and CEO Noel Lorenzana and its Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan came in full force wearing their statement t-shirts at the Harbor Tent of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on Wednesday night during the network's Trade Launch show.

Taking all things positive in the coming year, TV5 launches a new line-up of shows that depicts positivity, happy note, young love, taking action, public service, nation-building, and the world stage.

We’re going to show that we’re really the Happy Network. It’s time to make the change. As our slogan said, it’s TV5’s time, this is our time. We’re going to change the television landscape. We’re going to give people happiness from breakfast to dinner time. We’re giving entertainment for everybody, every member of the family,” Lorenzana said in an interview.





Those seeking medical help and legal advice need not look further as the newly reformed Hayden Kho will partner with Radyo5’s Dr. Edinel Calvario for “Healing Galing” while Atty. Mel Sta. Maria will provide on-air legal counsel with the equally invaluable layman’s views of Gelli de Belen and Arnel Ignacio in “What’s The Problem?”.

As far as matters of the heart are concerned, there’s also popular radio DJ Papa Jack who will now host his own TV5 show, “Call Me Papa Jack.”

Catching up on the latest entertainment news and showbiz intrigues is now made easy with “Entertainment 5” or simply “E5”. The new talk show is headlined by KC Montero, IC Mendoza, Grace Lee, Divine Lee and Tim Yap.

There’s also “Happy Wife, Happy Life” headlined by athletes’ wives Danica Sotto-Pingris, Jeck Maierhofer, RR Enriquez, LJ Moreno-Alapag and Jinkee Pacquiao.

TV5 princess Ritz Azul will topbill a new show called “No Harm, No Foul” that teams her up with popular PBA players Beau Belga, Gary David and Willie Miller.

Also in the list are new sitcoms such as “Mac & Chiz”, which teams up hunky actor Derek Ramsay with comedian Empoy Marquez. There’s also “2 ½ Daddies” which finds Alice Dixson together with the popular Padilla brothers Robin and Rommel as well as BB Gandanghari.

Music is a big part of what makes TV5 programs click and for 2015, expect a different kind of dance competition series in “Move It (Street Dance Battle)” headlined by Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Tom Taus and Natalie Hart.

One interesting upcoming new program from News5 is “Kontrabando” which combines news and a little comedy as it features Lourd de Veyra, Ramon Bautista, Jun Sabayton and RA Rivera.

As for returning shows, “Wattpad Presents” will continue to bring the best romantic comedies from the popular Wattpad reading community while the top-rated gag show “Tropa Mo Ko, Nice, Di Ba?” will continue to remain on the air with fresh infusions of humor and laugh out loud sketches.‬

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Theatre at Solaire Opens with Musical Extravaganza, Launches "Chicago: The Musical" on December 2

The Theatre at Solaire Opens with Musical Extravaganza, Launches "Chicago: The Musical" on December 2

The Theatre, a state-of-the-art lyric theater located at the newly-built Solaire Sky Tower, equipped with cutting-edge technology and built by world-renowned professionals, formally opened on Wednesday night, November26, with an all-star musical extravaganza topbilled by Philippines' finest performers such:


 Lea Salonga


Martin Nieverra


Christian Bautista, 


 Isay Alvarez


Prima ballerina Lisa Macuja


Yeng Constantino


 Morisette Amon


Karylle

Other world-class performers during the 2-hour opening event include Sam Concepcion, Isay Alvarez, Myke Salomon, Aicelle Santos, Regine Tolentino, Solaire’s newly appointed entertainment director, veteran theater artist Audie Gemora, Martin Nieverra and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Gerard Salonga.

The 1,760-seat performance venue is the only and the third in Asia to have the Constellation acoustics system exclusively provided by California-based audio manufacturer Meyer Sound Laboratories. This groundbreaking technology combines patented algorithm, advanced digital processing and miniature transducer technology to provide optimal yet flexible acoustics in building design. It enables the acoustical properties of a room to be altered to suit the nature of the event taking place – all with a touch of a finger.




Beginning December 2, The Theater at Solaire opens to the public with the Tony-winning Broadway musical “Chicago”.

For more information about Sky Tower, call 888-8888 or visit http://solaireresort.com/enjoy/theatre/.
‪#‎SolaireTheatre

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Kathryn Bernardo Answers Daniel Padilla via the Song "Na Sa 'Yo Din Pala"

Kathryn Bernardo Answers Daniel Padilla via the Song "Na Sa 'Yo Din Pala"


Teen Queen Kathryn Bernardo, on Tuesday, formally launched her self-titled debut album under Star Music. The album which she describes as “sweet, young and happy” will be initially released online  this coming Sunday, November 30, via Starmusic.ph and online music stores such as iTunes and Mymusicstore.com.ph and will make available at all record bars nationwide beginning December 5, Friday, for only P199.

Featured in the album are three revivals, five original songs, and three bonus tracks which include a revival of Sharon Cuneta’s “Mr. DJ,” Cris Villongco’s “Crush ng Bayan,” and Heart Evangelista’s “Love Has Come My Way.”

Among the original tracks are “Na Sa ‘Yo Din Pala,” “Ikaw Na Nga Yata, “K Tnx Bye,” “Temporary Deja Vu,” and album’s carrier single “You Don’t Know Me” which was composed by singer-songwriter Marion Aunor.

All eight tracks have minus one versions in the album.
 
Part of the bonus tracklist is her version of “Pagdating ng Panahon and the popular Kathryn and Daniel Padilla duet performances of “Got to Believe In Magic” and ABS-CBN 2014 Summer Station ID “Pinas Smile”.

During the launch which was attended by some member of the press, Kathryn admitted that her upcoming single "Na Sa 'Yo Din Pala" is her answer to Daniel's P-Pop Love Song winning entry "Na Sa 'Yo Na Ang Lahat".

"Natuwa naman siya kasi 'yung lyrics ay sagot sa lahat ng line na sinabi niya sa Nasa 'Yo Na Ang Lahat. At ang beat din niya almost the same. Very catchy 'yung song," Kathryn said.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Julia Barretto's Well-Kept Secret Bared: Iñigo Pascual is Her First Love

Julia Barretto's Well-Kept Secret Bared: Iñigo Pascual is Her First Love


Before we see them in the much-awaited movie adaptation of bestselling novel "Para Sa Hopeless Romantic," Julia Barretto and Iñigo Pascual will be paired up for the first time in the upcoming romantic drama episode of ABS-CBN’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya” this Saturday (November 29) as bestfriends Karen and Christian.

Gist:
 
With her father’s strict upbringing, Karen promises herself that she will never disobey her parents and will never be in love. But her world turns around when she meets and befriends Christian - her first love. But since she is afraid to confess her real feelings for Christian, Karen finds contentment in writing her emotions and messages of love in her diary.

Will Christian discover Karen’s well-kept secret? What will Karen do once she discovers that her first love is already committed to someone else?

Completing the cast are Epi Quizon, Arlene Muhlach, Claire Ruiz, Ina Estrada, Celine Lim, Chienna Filomena, and Trina Legaspi under the direction of Raz de la Torre.

Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK” every Saturday, 7:15PM, after “Home Sweetie Home” on ABS-CBN. 

For more updates, log on to MMK.abs-cbn.com, follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like” Facebook.com/MMKOfficial. 

Tweet your thoughts about this Saturday’s episode by using the hashtag #MMKDiary.

Luis Manzano is a Certified Maldita Man

Luis Manzano is a Certified Maldita Man


After he agreed to become the face of Maldita, a proud Filipino brand that offers fashionable clothing for men who have a taste for alternative and contemporary design, Luis Manzano becomes a certified Maldita Man.  

And here are the 10 reasons why Luis surely fits the bill:

1. There’s just something about that Luis Manzano wit and charm that makes the ladies gush and swoon, and sometimes even giggle. Hereditary gifts of his pedigreed lineage perhaps?

2. His girlfriend, Angel Locsin, is gorgeous. 

3. He is confident. 

4. He is sexy (or he thinks he’s sexy). 

5. He is witty. 

6. He is charming. 

7. He is born LUCKY! 

8. He has three TV shows. 

9. He's got great genes.

10. He looks great in MALDITA MAN.

Christian Bautista Dominates Chart Sales with the Release of His Newest Album "Soundtrack"

Christian Bautista Dominates Chart Sales with the Release of His Newest Album "Soundtrack"


To those who said transferring to GMA-7 would mean end of his career, you are so wrong. 

With the release of his newest album Soundtrack, Asian Sensation Christian Bautista proves that wherever you may be, pure talent prevails.

Soundtrack, just one week after it came out in record bars nationwide, immediately snatched the top spot in music charts, only a week after its release.

Soundtrack includes memorable theme songs from the most romantic movies of all time.

The album’s first single Up Where We Belong, the theme from the movie “An Officer and a Gentleman,” has already been chosen by GMA as the theme of its newest koreanovela “Empress Ki.”

Christian also bared his heart in his rendition of “A Thousand Years,” theme of the phenomenal hit movie series “Twilight.”

He also showed his edgier side in “Kiss From A Rose,” theme from “Batman Forever.”

Christian also tapped some of the best female singers to collaborate with him. Former sweetheart Rachelle Ann Go joins him in their rendition of “The Way We Were.”

Perennial stage leading lady Karylle performs the romantic “After All” with Christian. This is the first time the two performed a studio duet together.

Julie Ann San Jose and Christian went “Cruisin’” in a new duet, while Nikki Gil lent her beautiful voice in the duet “Come What May.”

Christian Bautista: SoundTrack

1.     Come What May (duet with Nikki Gil)
2.     Up Where We Belong
3.     How Deep Is Your Love
4.     When You Say Nothing At All
5.     After All (duet with Karylle)
6.     A Thousand Years
7.     Cruisin’ (duet with Julie Ann San Jose)
8.     Way Back Into Love
9.     Love Is All Around
10.  The Way We Were
11.  Kiss From A Rose
12.  Unchained Melody

Bonus Track

13. Seasons of Love (Theme from the series of the same title)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Isabelle Daza is now a Kapamilya, Set to Become Gerald Anderson's Next Girlfriend

Isabelle Daza is now a Kapamilya, Set to Become Gerald Anderson's Next Girlfriend


After Jolina Magdangal, former Eat Bulaga! co-host Isabelle Daza leaves the Kapuso network in favor of ABS-CBN.

On Monday afternoon, Isabelle officially signed an exclusive network contract with the Kapamilya network. Present during the contract signing were ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio, ABS-CBN broadcast head Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN Head of TV Production Business Unit Laurenti Dyogi, and other Kapamilya top honchos.

"[I decided to move to ABS-CBN because] I want to to expand my horizons and take this journey as an actress naman. Coming here, everybody has been welcoming me at kinukuwento ko sa kanila na even the waiter was telling me 'Ma'am welcome to the Kapamilya.' Parang proud na proud siya. It makes me so honored to be part of this family," she said during the contract signing.

"My first Kapamilya project is the upcoming series "Nathaniel" where I will play Gerald Anderson's girlfriend," she added saying it was her dream to work with Gerald. "Si Gerald talaga ang gusto kong makatrabaho kasi nakita ko siya sa 'On The Job' and I saw kung gaano siya nag-grow as an actor and I was very impressed. So siya 'yung number one, that's why I'm so excited to work with him."

Isabelle's contract covers both TV shows and movies under ABS-CBN film arm Star Cinema.

Sarah Geronimo Performs "Glow," The Official Theme Song of Disney's Princess

Sarah Geronimo Performs "Glow," The Official Theme Song of Disney's Princess


The Voice of the Philippines coach Sarah Geronimo has been selected by Disney to interpret "Glow," the official theme song of highly popular animated character "Princess".




"The Glow" was originally performed by English singer Shannon Saunders and debuted in 2011 to coincide with the induction of the character Rapunzel, from the 2010 animated film "Tangled," as an official Disney Princess.



Nadine Lustre “Mr. Antipatiko” Music Video

Nadine Lustre “Mr. Antipatiko” Music Video


Nadine Lustre, on Friday, has released online the music video for “Mr. Antipatiko” the carrier single of her self-titled debut album released by VIVA Records.

Check out below:



“Mr. Antipatiko,” is also the official theme song of her upcoming Star Cinema movie, “Para sa Hopeless Romantic” opposite James Reid.

PMPC Star Awards for TV 2014 Winners

PMPC Star Awards for TV 2014 Winners 


ABS-CBN programs and stars dominated this year's winners of the 28th Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Television.

28th PMPC Awards for Television Winners:

Best TV Station: ABS-CBN

Best Primetime TV series: "Ikaw Lamang"
Best Daytime Drama Series: 'Be Careful with my Heart'
Best Drama Anthology: "Magpakailanman"

Best Drama Actor: Coco Martin for "Ikaw Lamang
Best Drama Actress: Kim Chiu for "Ikaw Lamang"

Best Drama Supporting Actor: John Estrada for "Ikaw Lamang"
Best Drama Supporting Actress: KC Concepcion for "Ikaw Lamang"

Best Single Performance by an Actress: Sunshine Cruz for 'MMK' episode: 'Karayom'
Best Single Performance by an Actor: Arjo Atayde for 'MMK' episode and Jose Manalo for 'Eat Bulaga' Lenten special

Best Male TV Host: Vice Ganda for "It's Showtime"
Best Female TV Host: Toni Gonzaga for "ASAP 19"

German Moreno Power Tandem of the Year: Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla

Best Musical Variety Show: "ASAP 19"
Best Variety Show: "It's Showtime"

Best Comedy Actress: Rufa Mae Quinto for "Bubble Gang"
Best Comedy Actor: Sef Cadayona for "Bubble Gang"
Best Comedy Show: "Home Sweetie Home"
Best Gag Show: ''Goin Bulilit"

TV Hall of Fame: "Bubble Gang"

Best Showbiz Oriented Show: "The Buzz"
Best Female Showbiz Oriented Host: Toni Gonzaga for "The Buzz"
Best Male Showbiz Oriented Show Host: Ricky Lo for "Startalk"

Best Celebrity Talk Show: "Gandang Gabi Vice"
Best Celebrity Talk Show Host: Vice Ganda for "Gandang Gabi Vice"

Best Game Show Host: Judy Ann Santos for "Bet on Your Baby"
Best Game Show: "Celebrity Bluff"

Best Magazine Show Hosts: Cesar Apolinario and Susan Enriquez for "I Juander"
Best Magazine Show: "I Juander"

Best Lifestyle Show: ''Gandang Ricky Reyes: Todo na Toh!''
Lifestyle Show Host: Kris Aquino for "Kris TV"

Best Reality Show: "It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez"
Best Reality Show Hosts: Bianca Gonzales, John Prats, Robi Domingo, Toni Gonzaga for "Pinoy Big Broter: All In"

Best Talent Search Show: "Celebrity Dance Battle"
Best Talent Search Hosts: Luis Manzano and Alex Gonzaga for "The Voice Kids"

Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Award: Nova Villa

Best Child Performer: Raikko Matteo for "Honesto"
Best New Male Personality: Manolo Pedrosa for "MMK" performance
Best New Female Personality: Lyca Gairanod for "MMK" performance

Best Travel Show: ''Biyahe ni Drew''
Best Travel Show Host: Aga Muhlach for "Pinoy Explorer"

Best News Program: ''State of the Nation'' with Jessica Soho
Best Female Newscaster: Jessica Soho for "State of the Nation"
Best Male Newscaster: Erwin Tulfo for "Aksyon"

Lifetime Achievement Award for Broadcasting: Mike Enriquez

Best Public Service Program: ''T3 Enforced''
Best Public Service Host: Vicky Morales for "Wish Ko Lang"

Best Public Affairs Program: ''The Bottomline with Boy Abunda''
Best Public Affairs Program Host: Boy Abunda for ''Bottomline''

Best Documentary Special: ABS-CBN's ''Yolanda"
Best Documentary Hosts: "I-Witness" hosts

Best Morning Show Host: "Umagang Kay Ganda" hosts
Best Morning Show: "Umagang Kay Ganda"

Female Star of the Night: Nadine Lustre
Male Star of the Night: Iñigo Pascual

Beyonce Consults Gab Valenciano for Her 7/11 Music Video

Beyonce Consults Gab Valenciano for Her 7/11 Music Video

 
Reports have it that world renowned Grammy award-winning R&B singer Beyonce consulted YouTube sensation Gab Valenciano for the music video of her latest song “7/11” which is currently getting tons of hits on Beyonce.com.

Gab was officially consulted by her team, so the signature moves weren’t stolen. They were authorized.” Maria Rita Cecilia Arenas, Gab's aunt confirmed.

On his Instagram account @gabvalencia, Gab, the creator of online dance videos that feature a snappy dance moves and quick cuts called "super selfies" which collectively garnered millions of views and even featured in international media that includes People Magazine and Huffington Post, reposted a snippet of the said music video with the caption: “So this just happened. Still pretty overwhelmed. Check out the whole video on Beyonce.com #blessed #regram @beyonce


A video posted by Gabriel Valenciano (@gabvalenciano) on

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Poppert Berdanas The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Blind Audition Video

Poppert Berdanas The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Blind Audition Video


Veteran theater actor Poppert Berdanas is the latest 4-chair turner in the second season of "The Voice of the Philippines".

On Sunday's Blind Audition episode of the singing competition, the "Rak of Aegis" star charmed coaches Sarah Geronimo, Lea Salonga, Bamboo and apl.de.ap with his performance of Aegis' hit song "Luha".




Lea Salonga: "Ang magaling sa 'yo, marunong kang magkwento eh. Doing musicals taught you that, na hindi lang 'yung ganda ng boses, 'yung vocal skill mo naman naririnig namin eh. Kanina, after all of us turned, you were just, free for all ka na lang. You know how to tell a story. If you end up choosing me, then that's like the universe's way of saying, here's the opportunity for you to pay it forward."

Sarah Geronimo: "Nagsisisi ako na noong una pa lang beses na gusto kong pumindot, hindi ko nagawa, kaya nagkasabay kami ni Coach Lea. Pero ang ganda lang ng boses mo, kung paano ka magkwento sa kantang 'yun, na hindi mo na kinailangang tumaas nang sobra-sobra. You didn't have to hit that ceiling right there. Sana bigyan mo ako ng chance, Poppert, na kahit papaano, kung pagtitiwalaan mo ako na i-guide ka rin, kahit ang dami mo nang alam. Sana, bigyan mo ako ng chance na makatrabaho ka as your coach."

Bamboo: "Ako, to be honest, the reason why I turned for you, you can sing, you can truly sing. If you come to my team, it's a very diverse team, we would happily have you."

apl.de.ap: "Napakasarap pakinggan ng damdamin ng boses mo. It just, I felt it in my bones, my soul, my heart. But if you want something fresh and new, something, you know, different, then you come to my team, 'cause I'll give you that."

Poppert eventually chose Geronimo whom he thought "alam kong matutulungan ako sa industriyang ito."

Jason Fernandez The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Blind Audition Video

Jason Fernandez The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Blind Audition Video


Jason Fernandez, a former Rivermaya frontman who replaced coach Bamboo when he left the former hit band, earned a spot at Team apl.de.ap with his rendition of Eraserheads' "Ang Huling El Bimbo" during the Blind Auditions of "The Voice of the Philippines" that aired Sunday, November 24.



Bamboo: "Pero ako ang hinahanap ko is how you define yourself from the rest. And I want you to do that, man. I'm rooting for you."

apl.de.ap: "Sometimes you don't have to do something extravagant to impress someone. Kasi I felt your voice, I felt your emotions and it gave me lot of ideas."

Thara Therese Jordana The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Blind Audition Video

Thara Therese Jordana The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Blind Audition Video


Thara Therese Jordana, 23 year-old from Cebu  became the newest member of Team Lea Salonga on Sunday's Blind Audition episode of the second season of "The Voice of the Philippines" where she performed Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop."



Bamboo: "It's such a rhythmic piece lang na hinahanap ko is a little clarity lang, which is a challenging thing."

Sarah Geronimo: "You sang the song well kaya lang, parang tingin ko, nagkulang lang nang kaunting enjoyment din. Okay naman 'yung performance mo, at I'm glad na umikot para sa'yo si Coach Lea at si Coach Apl."

apl.de.ap: "Ang nagustuhan ko sa 'yo ay 'yung ini-incorporate mo 'yung audience, talagang nagpe-perform ka sa stage."

Lea Salonga: "Yung mga technical na usually hinahanap ko, nasa 'yo na. Ang hinahanap ko lang talaga, 'yung joy sa pagkanta. Doon sa medyo huli na, dun na lumabas, so I was like, 'yun, pwede na akong umikot."

Isabelle Daza Leaves Eat Bulaga! Signs Contract with ABS-CBN

Isabelle Daza Leaves Eat Bulaga! Signs Contract with ABS-CBN


"It Girl" Isabelle Daza, on Saturday, officially bids Eat Bulaga! goodbye.

On her Instagram account @isabelledaza, Isabelle posted her photo with the Dabarkads and Eat Bulaga! staff bearing a caption expressing how she appreciated the Eat Bulaga! family and thankful of the 3 years she's been with them doing what she loves the most - hosting and performing infront of a huge audience.  



On Monday, November 24, as confirmed by her beauty queen-actress mother Gloria Diaz, Isabelle is set to sign an exclusive, guaranteed contract with ABS-CBN.

Do you think Isabelle made the right choice? Can she replicate the faith of Toni Gonzaga who started her career with Eat Bulaga! and flourished bigtime when she moved to the Kapamilya network?
 

‘Dream Dad’ Spreads Good Vibes and New Kind of Love Worldwide via The Filipino Channel (TFC)

‘Dream Dad’ Spreads Good Vibes and New Kind of Love Worldwide via The Filipino Channel (TFC)
 

ABS-CBN and The Filipino Channel (TFC) are set to unveil “Dream Dad,” the newest feel-good family drama series that will spread positive vibes worldwide on Monday, November 24 (Tuesday, November 25 Australian Daylight Savings Time or ADST, New Zealand Daylight Savings Time or NZDT, and Guam time) on TFC worldwide.  The upcoming teleserye will introduce the newest Kapamilya ‘couple:’ Zanjoe Marudo and newest child actress Jana Agoncillo.

“Dream Dad” will revolve around the story of its two main characters Baste (Marudo), a hot bachelor who is trying to mend his broken heart by focusing on his family’s welfare, and Baby (Agoncillo), a young orphan who is searching for a family who will love and who will fully accept her.  How will the lives of Baste and Baby change when they cross paths?

Joining Marudo and Agoncillo in “Dream Dad” are Maxene Magalona, Beauty Gonzales, Yen Santos, Ana Feleo, Katya Santos, Ketchup Eusebio, Ariel Ureta, and Gloria Diaz.  “Dream Dad” will be under the direction of Jeffrey Jeturian.

Do not miss the beginning of the newest feel-good family drama series that will draw smiles to the hearts of viewers worldwide, “Dream Dad,” on Monday, November 24 (Tuesday, November 25 ADST, NZDT, and Guam time) on TFC worldwide.  Viewers worldwide can also watch the newest series via TFC’s official online service, TFC.tv after its Philippine airing or via its video-on-demand or VOD (Internet Protocol television or IPTV) service available in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

For more updates, visit www.facebook.com/KapamilyaTFC or follow @KapamilyaTFC on Twitter and Instagram to connect with fellow global Kapamilyas.

DZMM 2014 Christmas Station ID Featuring Lani Misalucha

DZMM 2014 Christmas Station ID Featuring Lani Misalucha


Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha, who will stage her comeback concert called "LA Nightingale: Lani Misalucha The Return Concert" on December 6 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum, lends her voice her in the 2014 Christmas Station ID of ABS-CBN radio station DZMM.

DZMM shows gratitude to inspiring Filipinos and pays tribute to their compassion for each other in its newest Christmas station ID which will be launched on Monday (November 24).

It’s always a great privilege for me to be singing a song for a radio station like DZMM. The greatness of an individual starts from being grateful. In line with the message of the song, for me, whether good or bad things come your way, you should always be grateful,” said Lani.

Knowing that gratitude is the best gift one can give during the holiday season, DZMM personalities are shown in the station ID thanking people who inspire them. These anchors include Noli De Castro, Ted Failon, Karen Davila, Julius Babao, Anthony Taberna, Bernadette Sembrano, Winnie Cordero, Ariel Ureta, Amy Perez, Atom Araullo, Jun ‘Dr. Love’ Banaag, Cory Quirino, Nina Corpuz, May Valle-Ceniza, Fr. Nono Alfonso, Fr. Ben San Luis, Ricky Rosales, Marisciel Yao, Neil Badion, Dra. Luisa Puyat, Ilsa Reyes, Fatima Soriano, Sr. Bubbles Bandojo, Gretchen Fullido, Ahwel Paz, Ambet Nabus, MJ Felipe, DJ Chacha, Norma Marco, Radyo Patrol Reporters, DZMM Traffic Angels, and Stargazer.

They share their stories of appreciation and say thank you to unsung heroes and ordinary people who serve others, such as the volunteer doctors and nurses for “DZMM Teaching, Learning, Caring,” teachers, housemaids, soldiers and police officers, farmers, overseas Filipino workers, chefs and waiters, traffic enforcers, drivers, and Filipino athletes.




DZMM also treats its listeners and viewers via its “Radyo sa Beinte Otso” promo that will give away transistor radios. Join the promo by either tuning in to DZMM or being on the lookout for DZMM Traffic Angels in Metro Manila.

Mega Manila’s number one AM radio station also gives an early Christmas present to 75 kids from Antipolo Indigenous Tribe and San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan by bringing them to Enchanted Kingdom for a whole day of fun, surprises, and presents.

Three hundred fifty pregnant women from San Pablo City, Laguna and nearby towns, meanwhile, benefited from DZMM’s Buntis Congress that was conducted last month with partners Department of Health, National Nutrition Council, Midwives Foundation of the Philippines, and Population Commission.

DZMM’s Christmas station ID theme song was written by Lloyd Oliver Corpuz and composed by Raizo Chabeldin. It was created by ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management headed by Robert Labayen, Christina Barbin, and Miriam Anaten-Ramos. The station ID was directed by Paolo Ramos and Peewee Gonzales. It was done under the supervision of ABS-CBN Integrated News head Ging Reyes and DZMM station manager Marah Faner-Capuyan, with copywriter-producers Shally Tablada and Steph Angeles. Other members are technical production head Jaime Porca, technical assistant Darwin Duenas, the post production team composed of Dennie Amarille, Con Ignacio, Oliver Paler, Gewel Bautista, and Karlo Victoriano, and sound engineer Paolo Ordono.

For the latest news and commentary, tune in to DZMM Radyo Patrol Sais Trenta, the number one AM radio station in Mega Manila, DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26), or via online livestreaming on dzmm.com.ph. 

For updates, follow @DZMMTeleradyo on Twitter or like www.facebook.com/DZMMTeleRadyo

TV5's "Wattpad Presents" Continues to Win the Heart of Viewers with Bestselling Novel Turns into a TV Masterpiece

TV5's "Wattpad Presents" Continues to Win the Heart of Viewers with Bestselling Novel Turns into a TV Masterpiece 


TV5's Wattpad Presents continuously creates a new trend in digital media as it further boosts the organic growth of Facebook and Twitter followers of the Kapatid network. 

Wattpad Presents has also registered a significant increase in teen viewership, according from Nielsen Media Research, wherein the show timeslot prior to its launch yielded a 31% increase in national urban teen viewership.                       

From the time that show was launched, Wattpad Presents was able to reach social viewers and made the show trended on Twitter as well as notable organic growth of TV5 Manila's FB account. With these remarkable acceptance from the audience, the Happy Network is now unveiling the 3rd Batch of 'Kilig' stories.                                               


Mr Popular Meets Miss Nobody

First is the much-requested Book 2 of successful TV adaptation of "Mr Popular Meets Miss Nobody." Written by Pinky Jhewelii, this romantic comedy series brings back to television the well-loved character "Kamahalan" Kyle played by Mark Neumann and Shaira Mae Dela Cruz, this most awaited sequel features the continuation of the compelling story of the ordinary but strong willed Chelsea (Shaira) as she now the official girlfriend of Kyle (Mark). Kyle has to fight for his girlfriend as he is being pushed by his father into an arranged marriage with ex-gf Mandy portrayed by Yassi Pressman. Joining the cast is Diego Loyzaga, find out this November 24 'Mr Popular meets Miss Nobody Book 2'.                                                 


His Secretary
 
Second in the bucket list of Wattpad Presents is the novel written by Elise Mae featuring Bianca King and John James Uy entitled "His Secretary". 




The story will tackles the depicts of a struggling girl who wants nothing but to support her family but ends up falling in love with her boss. 'His secretary' will airs starting December 1.                                                        


Just for a While
 
For the week of December 8, the much awaited TV Adaptation of "Just for a While" by Orange Leaf featuring Eula Caballero and Martin Escudero. 




This is a rollercoaster love story that features the hilarious tale between a boy who refuses to fall in love again because of a promise to a past love and a determined girl who refuses to give up. Find out if Chef Luke (Martin) and Alain's(Eula) story is a perfect recipe for love or disaster.                                           


Game of Love

Lastly, is aine_tan's "Game of Love" featuring Kian Cipriano, Chanel Morales, Nicole Estrada and Phytos Ramirez. This mini-series features the tale of four people trying their luck and eventually getting entangled in the game of love as they try to find their significant other. Find out more on December 15, If love is really a game that everyone has to play and win or it is something destined to happen?             




Be inspired and watch the latest Wattpad Presents offering of Kapatid Network TV5 and be hooked from Monday to Friday at 930PM.

Elmerjun Hilario The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Blind Audition Video


25-year-old wedding singer named Elmerjun Hilario was able to catch the attention of Sarah Geronimo with his energetic performance Ace of Base's "The Sign" on November 22's Blind Audition episode of the second season of "The Voice of the Philippines".



Lea Salonga: "Kasi 'yung energy mo, parang bata eh. Parang magkabagay 'yung energies niyo eh."

Bamboo Mañalac: "I will steal you, man. I'm jealous, I'm jealous. I wish I hit my button, now knowing that you play seven crazy instruments. Bakit hindi ako umikot? I could hear your nerves, narinig ko medyo shaky ka, kinakabahan ka."

Sarah Geronimo: "Masayang-masaya ako at umikot ako para sa'yo. Sabi ni Coach Bamboo kanina parang nahalata niya na parang kinakabahan ka. Hindi ko narinig, kasi naririnig ko 'yung puso mo, ang kumakanta, para sa amin. Para bang, you really saw the sign, at gustong-gusto ko na hyper ka, na talagang positive ka, optimistic ka sa lahat ng bagay, kaya, wow, thank you. Congratulations, Elmerjun."

Pacquiao vs Algieri Live Stream


Sporting fans around the world are anticipating the biggest boxing match of the year as Fighter of the Decade Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao goes head to head with New York’s (U.S.A.) undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) Junior Welterweight Champion Chris Algieri to defend his WBO Welterweight Title on Saturday, November 22 at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macau, China.  The match dubbed “Hunger for Glory” will unfold on The Filipino Channel (TFC) via Pay-Per-View (PPV) on November 23 at 6 a.m. Dubai time and 5 a.m. Saudi time and at 1 p.m. Australia Daylight Savings Time [ADST] and 3 p.m. New Zealand Daylight Savings Time [NZDT]).

As boxing’s eight-division world champion with an astounding record of 56 wins, and five losses with three knock-outs, Pacquiao is an early bet to win against newcomer Algieri, dubbed by netizens as the ‘heavy underdog’ despite his record of 20 wins with eight knock-outs and 0 losses.  Algieri may have the height and reach advantage with his 5-feet-10 stance and maximum reach of 72 inches but professional referees and analysts believe this figure will not hinder the Filipino champ’s speed and foot work.  Pacquiao stands 5-feet-6 in height and has a maximum reach of 67-inches.  

In an interview with abs-cbnnews.com, Pacquiao said: “It’s all set.  I believe this is going to be an exciting fight.”  The prized fighter assures fans that his months of training have brought back his younger shape: fast, powerful, and aggressive.  Meantime, Algieri admits that the fight against Pacquiao may be the start of his legacy and guarantees a fight worth-watching between him and the boxer who is also Congressman of Sarangani (Mindanao, Philippines) and now a basketball playing coach.  He says to the fans, “I prepared very well. I am ready to fight a living legend. Tune in as you do not want to miss this.”

Do not miss the world’s biggest boxing match between Pacquiao and Algieri via PPV on TFC November 23 at 6 a.m. Dubai time and 5 a.m. Saudi time and at 1 p.m. Australia Daylight Savings Time [ADST] and 3 p.m. New Zealand Daylight Savings Time [NZDT]).  Filipinos in the Middle East can visit www.facebook.com/TFCMiddleEast; call the hotlines:  800 832 (UAE); 800 811 0312 (KSA); 00 800 971 832 (QATAR) or go to the nearest TFC Dealer.  The Pacquiao-Algieri fight will also be available on OSN, Elife and Mozaic TV.

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