Saturday, March 5, 2016

(Video) 'Ipanalo ang Pamilyang Pilipino' ABS-CBN 2016 Summer Station ID


ABS-CBN released on Friday the recording music video of "Ipanalo ang Pamilyang Pilipino," the theme song of the Kapamilya network's 2016 summer station ID.

The song, performed by pop star Sarah Geronimo, Piolo Pascual, Elmo Magalona, and Ebe Dancel, among others, features lyrics from Oliver Corpuz and Christian Abuel with arrangement from Marcus Davis.

The song urges voters to make a sound decision in choosing their candidates for the upcoming 2016 elections, saying that the Filipino family should, first and foremost, come out as the winner.

Other singers in the video include Jed Madela, Erik Santos, Angeline Quinto, Yeng Constantino, KZ Tandingan, Morisette, Richard Poon, Bradley Holmes, Jason Fernandez, and Daryl Ong.

Watch below:

Pilipinas Got Talent S5 Video: Kid Motocross Racer Brian Gerald Sescon


Beware: Kids, never ever try this at home without an expert's supervision.

6-year-old Brian Gerald Sescon, a motocross racer from Davao City, impressed the "Pilipinas Got Talent" judges on Saturday's episode of the hit ABS-CBN reality-talent competition.




Hosted by Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano, "Pilipinas Got Talent" airs Saturdays after "Home Sweetie Home" and Sundays after "Wanspanataym."

Pilipinas Got Talent S5 Video: Hunk Mentalist Troy Perez


Hunk mentalist Troy Perez plays an impressive yet hair raising mind control tricks on "Pilipinas Got Talent" judges Angel Locsin, Vice Ganda, and Robin Padilla on March 5 episode of the 5th season of ABS-CBN talent show.

Watch the video below:



Hosted by Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano, "Pilipinas Got Talent" airs Saturdays after "Home Sweetie Home" and Sundays after "Wanspanataym."

Pilipinas Got Talent S5 Video: The Elite Gay Dance Group


"The Elite," a large group of gay dancers receives four yes from judges Vice Ganda, Robin Padilla, Angel Locsin and Freddie Garcia with their death-defying dance routines on March 5 episode of  "Pilipinas Got Talent" Season 5.




Hosted by Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano, "Pilipinas Got Talent" airs Saturdays after "Home Sweetie Home" and Sundays after "Wanspanataym."

Robin Padilla Teams-up with Alex Gonzaga and MJ Lastimosa in Newest ABS-CBN Game Show ‘Game ng Bayan’


It’s a whole new ‘bayanihan’ experience as members of the barangay unite for one common goal— to win the jackpot that will help their community - in ABS-CBN’s newest game show “Game ng Bayan,” which premieres this Monday (March 7) on Kapamilya Gold.

Hosted by the “Idol ng Bayan,” Robin Padilla, with the “Tol ng Bayan,” Alex Gonzaga, the show involves one hundred members of the community who are given a random challenge for a chance to win an identified need of the community such as renovation of daycare centers or basketball courts, light posts, etc.

Joining the hosts are “Tropa ng Bayan” composed of Eric Nicolas, MJ Lastimosa and Negi, who will guide contestants to become local heroes in their community.

“Game ng Bayan” begins with six individuals from a chosen barangay competing in the “Ang Dami Mong Alam” round, where they will be asked a question with multiple answers. Elimination occurs when a contestant answers incorrectly, when a contestant repeats an answer, and when all possible answers have been exhausted. In this round, only three will remain to move on to the next round, which is “Buksan ang Plato.”

In “Buksan ang Plato,” the remaining three contestants will take turns in opening numbered plates and must get three which says “Yehey” under it. In this round, they will be joined by their family or friends to help them make the crucial decision of which plates to open. The first contestant who successfully reveals three “Yeheys” goes through to the next round.

In the jackpot round, one hundred members of the community join the contestant as they work together to accomplish a task that will only be revealed before the round begins. Unity and teamwork will be the only way for the community to win their chosen jackpot prize.

Winning barangays from Monday to Thursday will then compete with each other by Friday to determine the best barangay for the week.




“Game ng Bayan” is an original concept by ABS-CBN.

Catch all the fun and excitement of “Game ng Bayan” premiering this Monday (March 7) after “And I Love You So” on ABS-CBN.

TV5 to Host Cebu Presidential Debate on March 20, 2016


As the election campaign heats up and the issues start to come together on what is at stake for the nation, the Filipino people turn its attention to the forthcoming “Cebu Face-Off” among the leading “presidentiables”. TV5 together with the Philippine Star will host this second presidential debate on March 20, 2016 at the Performing Arts Hall at the University of the Philippines campus in Cebu City.

The “Cebu Face-Off” comes after the Cagayan de Oro first leg of “PILIPinas” Presidential Debates 2016” which was held in Mindanao with the five presidential candidates in attendance.  This series of COMELEC-initiated debates was the first ever since 1992 and according to Commission on Elections Chairman Andres "Andy" Bautista, was intended “to follow a provision in the Fair Election Act. The goal is to help voters make informed choices in the upcoming elections by giving them an idea where candidates stand on different important In the tradition of fair and unbiased reporting, News5 has been a champion in providing the Filipino people with the news and information that they need in their decision-making. The Kapatid Network in its coverage of the Cebu Presidential Debate will make it a point to engage millions of Filipino viewers all over the country with its even-handed and impartial coverage across its various platforms given News5’s unsurpassed prowess in digital technology.

The “Cebu Face-Off” will be moderated by the multi-awarded broadcast journalist and head of News 5, Luchi Cruz-Valdes.  With her would be a panel composed of highly respected and distinguished media personalities and journalists including: veteran journalist, Aksyon anchor and Radyo 5 commentator Erwin Tulfo; News 5 anchor, multi-awarded public affairs host and digital influencer Lourd de Veyra; DYHP RMN Cebu commentator Atty. Ruphil BaƱoc; Philippine Star Managing Editor and columnist Marichu Villanueva; Bloomberg TV PH Host and economist Atty. Tony Abad; and Philippine Star Editor in Chief Ana Marie Pamintuan.

TV5 President and CEO Emmanuel C. Lorenzana said that, “the coverage of the March 20 debate is the centerpiece in our Bilang Pilipino program to provide Filipino voters and the general public, with the most extensive and in-depth coverage of the 2016 national elections.”  'Bilang Pilipino 2016' is the official handle of your Kapatid network's elections coverage in partnership with PLDT, Smart, Cignal, Philippine Star, BusinessWorld, RadyoSingko, InterAksyon.com, and Bloomberg TV Philippines.  Leveraging not only the multi-platform distribution capacities of the PLDT Group of which TV5 is a member, it has also forged strategic partnerships with government, civil society, the academe, and the private sector.

‘ASAP’ Jumpstarts the Summer Party this Sunday on #ASAPSamaSummerTayo Star-Studded Episode


Feel the heat and celebrate summer early on “ASAP” this Sunday (March 6).

Witness romantic summer lovin’ with today’s hottest Kapamilya teen stars Robi Domingo and Alex Gonzaga plus Kapamilya love teams, Andrea Brillantes and Grae Fernandez, Joshua Garcia and Loisa Andalio, Miles Ocampo and Inigo Pascual, Julia Barretto and Kenzo Gutierrez, Kim Chiu and Xian Lim as they launch “ASAP” Fans Day Live in Splash Island.

Raising the temperature even more are Maja Salvador, Sarah Lahbati, and Arci Munoz with an all-girl power concert treat.

Bringing more excitement to the “ASAP” stage is the return of Billy Crawford who will have an explosive musical performance.

Dance with your favorite “ASAP” Kapamilyas wherever you are on “ASAP” Galaw-1, Every-1 with Maja Salvador, Kathryn Bernardo, Elmo Magalona plus the Lucky Aces, Dhao Mac, Step Kids and Kim Chiu, Robi Domingo, Alex Gonzaga, Sue Ramirez, Sofia Andres, Alora Sasam, Diego Loyzaga, Julia Barretto, Miles Ocampo, Inigo Pascual and Kenzo Gutierrez.

Meanwhile, Piolo Pascual creates soothing summer sounds on “ASAP” Playlist.

More kilig love stories are in store on “ASAP” LSS with Richard Poon, Roselle Nava, Daryl Ong, Morissette, Jim Paredes and resident “ASAP” love guru Jolina Magdangal.

Don’t miss two online sensations impress as Mais FM, Jessie Bagtasos, and Kakanin Diva, Antoinette Tismo, are featured in “ASAP” One Lucky Day.

Finally, a heartfelt musical tribute for director Wenn Deramas led by Gary Valenciano and Sarah Geronimo will surely touch your hearts.

Don’t miss “ASAP” this Sunday (March 6)12:15nn, on ABS-CBN. Visit ASAP.abs-cbn.com to hangout with stars at ASAP Chill-Out. Also, join the fun at “ASAP’s” official social networking accounts via www.facebook.com/asapofficial and www.twitter.com/ASAPOFFICIAL. Don’t forget to share your thought this Sunday using the official hashtag #ASAPSamaSummerTayo.

Watch: Carrot Man Jeyrick Sigmaton Joins 'Wowowin', Performs 'Ikaw Na Nga' with Willie Revillame


After his trending 'Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho' and 'Unang Hirit' guestings, online sensation Jeyrick Sigmaton aka “Carrot Man” appeared on “Wowowin” and even performed a duet with Willie Revillame on Thursday, March 3, 2016, where he becomes emotional.

Watch Jeyrick's “Wowowin” guesting below:



Maine Mendoza's Birthday Message to Bashers: 'Makakarma din kayo!'


During her grandest birthday celebration on Eat Bulaga! on Saturday, March 5, 2016, Maine Mendoza addressed her bashers in a brief birthday speech.

Maine to AlDub bashers:

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Sana imbes na maghanap kayo ng mali sa amin, ng kapintasan sa amin, sana humarap din muna kayo sa salamin kasi parang pareho lang naman tayo, hindi tayo perpekto. Lahat tayo nagkakamali. Eto lang, kasi ngayon lang ako magsasalita e, eto, di ako Diyos pero sigurado ako at sinasabi ko sa inyo na kung ano mang hindi magandang ginagawa niyo sa kapwa niyo, babalik din sa inyo.”

Watch: Maine Mendoza Sexy Birthday Dance Number with Alden Richards #ALDUBMaineEvent


Alden Richards joins birthday girl Maine Mendoza in a sexy birthday dance number on Saturday's #ALDUBMaineEvent episode of Eat Bulaga! Watch here:


Maine Mendoza sexy birthday dance number with Alden Richards on Eat Bulaga. March 5, 2016 #ALDUBMaineEvent
Posted by AlDub on Saturday, March 5, 2016



(Video) Alden Richards Gives Maine Mendoza an Engagement Ring on Her Birthday #ALDUBMaineEvent


Alden Richards surprises birthday girl Maine Mendoza with 5 gifts that represent each letter of her name during her 21st birthday celebration on Eat Bulaga! on Saturday, March 5. 

The most exciting part came when Alden handed her a box which everyone though has a ring inside of it. But what brought their fans into tears is a message Alden gives Maine. 

Watch below:


(Video) Alden Richards gives Maine Mendoza an engagement ring on her 21st birthday celebration on Eat Bulaga #ALDUBMaineEvent
Posted by AlDub on Friday, March 4, 2016

(Movie Trailer) 'Pete's Dragon' Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Wes Bentley and Robert Redford


“Pete's Dragon,” the live-action reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, has just released its teaser trailer. Watch below:



“Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”), Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”) and Oscar® winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”).

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie ( Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

“Pete's Dragon,” which is directed by David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”), is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a screenplay by Malcolm Marmorstein and produced by Jim Whitaker, p.g.a. (“The Finest Hours,” “Friday Night Lights”), with Barrie M. Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Great Gatsby”) serving as executive producer.

Opening across the Philippines on August 31, “Pete's Dragon” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow the official social media accounts of Disney in the Philippines, namely, (FB) WaltDisneyStudiosPH, (Twitter) @disneystudiosph and (Instagram) @waltdisneystudiosph and use the hashtag #PetesDragonPH.

James Reid and Nadine Lustre Take Their On and Off Screen Romance Across the World via 'JadINe LOVE World Tour'


What started as an experimental team-up between James Reid and Nadine Lustre via 2014’s “Ang Diary ng Panget” has now become one of the most breakthrough Filipino love teams in the world, more popularly known as JaDine.  The love team has definitely scored breakthrough after breakthrough and their transcendence from reel to real-life partners has for fans, become the fulcrum of the love team’s success.

This March, fans of the phenomenal love team will finally get to see the real-life couple via JadINe LOVE World Tour in Doha, Dubai, London and Milan.  Right on the heels of their 4 million internet-breaking tweets, all-time high rating On the Wings of Love (OTWOL) finale wedding, James and Nadine will bring the kilig moments to the Doha Convention Center, Qatar on March 18; to the Al Nasr Leisureland, Dubai on March 19; to the ExCel, London on March 26 and to the Palasesto, Milan on March 27.

In a short span of time, the JaDine fever has grown as they’ve transcended from movie (2014’s “Talk Back and You’re Dead” being their second), music, to television via the phenomenal “On the Wings of Love.”  Now, the two are taking the concert scene by storm as well.

Kicking off at the OTWOL Certified Kapamilya Fans Day in Sacramento California in January and after performing to an SRO crowd in Araneta Coliseum in the Philippines, JaDine will perform their iconic hit “Bahala Na,” “On the Wings of Love” theme and more at the Middle East and Europe leg and fans’ excitement are hitting the highest level.

Joining the lovebirds for the one-night, four-city concert are the Rockoustic Princess Yeng Constantino, King of RnB Jay R plus Ang Probinsyano’s Doris ‘Tart’ Carlos.

Official JadINe merchandise are available at the venues on the concert dates.

JadINe LOVE World Tour happens at the following dates and venues:

March 18 at the Doha Convention Center in Qatar
March 19 at the Al Nasr Leisureland in Dubai
March 26 in ExCel London
March 27 at the Palasesto in Milan.  

Dubai tickets are already sold out but Kabayans in Doha, London and Milan can still get the chance to see JadINe LOVE World Tour.  Visit emea.kapamilya.com for more information.

5 Kapatid Children Shows Win Top Awards at 2016 Anak TV Seal


“Hi-5 Philippines”, the Filipino adaptation of the Australian children's edu-tainment (education - entertainment) series of the same title, has recently been cited by the annual Anak TV Seal as one of the winners of its 2016 awards for best children shows. 

Hi-5 Philippines was cited for its conveyance of Filipino values, customs and tradition through its colorful song and dance numbers that kids surely love to see. Catch Hi-5 Philippines everyday, Monday-Friday 8:30 am, Saturday 9:30 am and Sunday, 9:00 am.

Other TV5 shows that garnered honors included the health magazine program “Healing Galing”, the parenting talk-show “Happy Wife, Happy Life”, the catholic program, “Power to Unite” and children-fantasy show “LolaBasyang.com” which has been honored as a finalist of the prestigious Prix Jeunesse Awards in Germany. “Power to Unite” airs every Sunday, 7:00 am followed by “Healing Galing,” 7:30 am.

 


Over 250 entries were submitted for this year’s Anak TV nominations but only 101 received the coveted Anak TV Seal.  The iconic seal on Philippine television, Anak TV, is bestowed by parents, teachers, NGOs and other sectors of the society that advocates the cause of child-friendly programs and bestows honors on selected entertainment shows, news programs and personalities “worthy of emulation.”

GMA-7 Airs a Highly Intriguing Family Drama 'Hanggang Makita Kang Muli' Starting March 7 After 'Wish I May'


A highly intriguing family drama, it studies the astounding life of one feral child who has lived isolated from human contact from a very young age, and has little or no experience of human care, behaviour, or, crucially, of human language.

This original series magnifies the unbearable pain and far-reaching consequences of disconnectedness, physically and emotionally. 

Hanggang Makita Kang Muli is headlined by the much anticipated team up of Derrick Monasterio and Bea Binene who plays her most challenging role to date.


Hanggang Makita Kang Muli - Cast and Characters:

Bea (Ana Medrano) - a feral child who is isolated from human contact and confined in a dark room for a very long time. 

Derrick (Calvin Manahan) - a compassionate psychology student who will find Ana in the heart of the woods while hiking with his best friend.

Angelika dela Cruz (Evelyn Medran) - Ana’s mother, a renowned psychiatrist and a nurturing and compassionate mother.  She struggles to forgive her husband for being responsible for Ana’s disappearance and will result to them living apart from each other.
Raymart Santiago (Larry Medrano) - Ana's father, an architect and a loving father to his only daughter Ana.  His wife Evelyn Medrano played by Angelika dela Cruz is a renowned psychiatrist and a nurturing and compassionate mother.  

Ina Feleo (Odessa) - an obsessive admirer to Larry and the kidnapper of their child.  

Kim Rodriguez (Claire) - Calvin’s socialite girlfriend.  

Rita Avila (Glenda) - the mother of Calvin and a best friend to Evelyn.  

Ramon Christopher (Francis) - Calvin’s father who has a heart for the poor. 

Luz Valdez (Conching) - a sickly aunt to Odessa who knows all of her niece’s secrets. 

Shyr Valdez (Helen) - the elder sister of Evelyn who acts as her confidant.  

Marco Alcaraz (Dominic) -  a colleague and a friend to Larry who knows about his affair with Odessa. 

Jak Roberto (Elmo) - Calvin’s best friend who secretly admires Claire.

'Hanggang Makita Kang Muli - Trailer:

#HanggangMakitaKangMuli: Trailer
Ang pusong hindi nakaranas ng pagmamahal, matuturuan bang magmahal? #HanggangMakitaKangMuli, ngayong March 7 na sa GMA Afternoon Prime!
Posted by GMA Drama on Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Meanwhile, the woman they saved from her attempted suicide is rejoicing after planning the kidnap of Ana. Odessa’s (Ina) intention was to destroy their family so she can get Larry’s affection. She then locks Ana in a barn and gives her food every once in a while, but never letting her out of confinement and making development of her social skills suffer.  As Odessa begins to live a life full of false love with Larry, Ana finds a way to escape and will be rescued by Calvin.

How will Ana survive the world she did not know existed? Will she find her way home to her family? And is there hope for Evelyn and Larry to hold their daughter in their arms again?

Director Laurice Guillen, who helms Hanggang Makita Kang Muli, says the series’ storyline will capture the viewers’ interest and curiosity because this is the first TV show that will tackle the case of a feral child.

This will be the first time we will see on Philippine television a feral character – a human who grows up with the traits of an animal after years of captivity with only a dog as company, and her journey back to human life. Is it still possible? Is love enough to undo the scars of hatred and cruelty? Can the feral child live with humans once again? Will she find love again?” said Director Guillen.


For more updates about Hanggang Makita Kang Muli, please visit:

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'Echorsis' Lead Actor Alex Medina Reacts Growing Gay Fan Base: 'Nakak-flater. I like it!'


Mention Alex Medina’s name when chatting with a gay friend and chances are your chum will show all signs of being totally smitten.

Indeed, the ruggedly handsome actor and lead star of the horror-comedy film, “Echorsis: Sabunutan Between Good and Evil,” has been the object of the local gay community’s sexual fantasies in the past few years, earning him the moniker “kilabot ng mga beki” or “gay heartthrob.”

I like it,” Alex, the son of acclaimed actor Pen Medina, unabashedly admits. “If my being a gay heartthrob catches on, eh di sige, okay. I am comfortable with the way I am, which is why I’m fine with it. Nakaka-flatter s’ya actually.”



Medina relates that he used to receive numerous “indecent proposals” from gay fans on social media. However, such rabid attention eventually declined when he became more visible in movies and television.

Dati ang dami-dami kong natatanggap na ganung messages, pero lately wala na halos. How did I respond to these? I would nicely but candidly tell them, ‘Sorry po, that’s not my thing,’ ” he says. 



In “Echorsis: Sabunutan Between Good and Evil,” Alex takes on the role of Carlo, a sweet-tongued and charismatic gigolo who was possessed by a gay spirit after the death of his lover Kristoff (John Lapus). The film, which likewise top-bills Callalily vocalist Kean Cipriano as Father Nick, was directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lemuel Lorca and was written by Jerry Gracio.

Doing the role of Carlo was both fun and challenging. Mahirap ang role, lalo na the physical side to it because I had to play various personas at the same time,” he recounts.

Alex even shares that he was initially more afraid of the so-called “curse” that reportedly afflicts those who work on the filming of horror movies than being typecast for such offbeat roles as the one he did for “Echorsis”.

Yes, I’ve heard stories that the cast and production crews of horror films occasionally experience real-life scary episodes,” Alex claims. “They say that the process inadvertently summons the dark forces that bring about the ‘curse’. Mas lalo akong kinabahan nang may naramdaman kaming mga unexplainable incidents sa set sa Bulacan. Sabi ko, baka ito na yun!

Such quirky sidelights notwithstanding, Alex is upbeat about the commercial success of “Echorsis”.



The actor believes that while it is expected to get the support of the pink market, the widely anticipated film will attract an even bigger audience, especially those who are looking for an out-of-the-box and intelligent narrative.

Echorsis is about love and forgiveness. Matatawa ka ng husto pero lalabas ka sa sinehan realizing na ni-respeto ka ng pelikula bilang isang matalinong manonood,” Alex stresses.



Even now, a few weeks prior to its April 13 opening in cinemas nationwide, the highly anticipated movie has become the talk of the town. Echorsis’ trailer has gone viral, receiving close to two million views.




Completing the ensemble cast of “Echorsis” are Alessandra de Rossi, Chokoleit, Kiray Celis, Mich Liggayu, Ruby Ruiz, Negi Negra, Bekimon, Nico Antonio, Francine Garcia, Odette Khan, and 1:43’s Yuki Sakamoto, Anjo Resurreccion, Gold Aquino, and Yheen Valero.

“Echorsis” is supported by BellaVita Land Corp. and McJim Classic Leather.

(Movie Trailer) 'Finding Dory' Reveals Her Destiny


Disney-Pixar has just reeled-off the new trailer for its upcoming comedy adventure “Finding Dory,” and in the process revealed the blue tang's destiny... or make it Destiny – Dory's long-lost whale shark friend who has an exciting story to tell. The trailer premiered at The Ellen Show of “Finding Dory” lead voice star Ellen DeGeneres.

View the trailer below:



Directed by “Finding Nemo” helmer Andrew Stanton, the film reunites Dory with friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?

Ellen DeGeneres returns to voice everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang. Joining her in the voice cast are Ed O’Neill as Hank, a cantankerous octopus; Ty Burrell as Bailey, a misguided beluga whale; and Kaitlin Olson as Destiny, a kind-hearted whale shark.

“Finding Dory” also features the voices of Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy.

Opening across the Philippines on June 15, “Finding Dory is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures. 

Follow the official social media accounts of Disney in the Philippines, namely, (FB) WaltDisneyStudiosPH, (Twitter) @disneystudiosph and (Instagram) @waltdisneystudiosph and use the hashtag #FindingDoryPH.

JC de Vera is MYX Eyecandy for March 2016


Hunk actor JC de Vera charms his way into your homes through your favorite music channel this month of March. Get to spend time with the mainstay of “You’re My Home” each week via “Pop Myx” (March 1-5), “Mellow Myx” (March 6-12), “Pinoy Myx” (March 13-19) and “My Myx” (March 20-26).

JC is not just an actor but he sings and dances too. Back in July last year, JC performed with fellow hunk actors Matteo Guidicelli and Daniel Matsunaga in the “Dreamboys” concert.  He is also one of the featured artists in onemusic.ph

For more of JC and Myx, log on to www.myxph.com and watch Myx on Sky Cable Channel 2 . Also, be part of the Myx Music Awards 2016 by casting your votes. 

Voting ends on March 13, 2016.

Friday, March 4, 2016

ABS-CBN Sweeps Top 10 TV Programs in February 2016, OTWOL Not Included


ABS-CBN is still the most-watched TV network based on recent data from Kantar Media that showed the Kapamilya Network sweeping the Top 10 programs for the month of February, and averaging an audience share of 45% from combined urban and rural homes nationwide vs. GMA 7’s 35%.

The phenomenal “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” (43.2%) is still the number one program in the whole nation and has not let go of the top spot since it aired five months ago. It is followed by “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” (40.1%), which repeatedly broke its ratings record during its final month. This is the first time both shows breached the 40% mark for its monthly average rating since they premiered. Another show that ended in the Top 5 was “Dance Kids” (35.2%) at the 3rd spot, followed by the new primetime favorite “Dolce Amore” (34.6%), and the weekend program “Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5” (32.7%).

Completing the Top 10 are “MMK” (31.6%), “TV Patrol” (30%), the only newscast in the Top 10, “Wansanapataym” (29.8%), “Home Sweetie Home” (26.7%), and Rated K (24.6%).

TOP 10 TV PROGRAMS - FEBRUARY 2016:
1. “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” (43.2%)
2. “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” (40.1%)
3. “Dance Kids” (35.2%)
4. “Dolce Amore” (34.6%)
5. “Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5” (32.7%)
6. “MMK” (31.6%)
7. “TV Patrol” (30%)
8. “Wansanapataym” (29.8%)
9. “Home Sweetie Home” (26.7%)
10. Rated K (24.6%)
Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,609 urban and rural homes that represent 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population, while the other ratings data supplier AGB Nielsen reportedly has only 2,000 homes based solely in urban areas that represent only 57% of the Philippine TV viewing population.

The primetime block remained Kapamilya country with ABS-CBN recording an average audience share of 51% vs. GMA’s 32%, for the month of February. Apart from those mentioned above, primetime programs “Pasion De Amor” and “On The Wings of Love,” also did well, both ending with a bang with an average national rating of 18.1% and 21.4%, respectively to finish in the Top 20. The primetime block is the most important part of the day when most Filipinos watch TV and advertisers put a larger chunk of their investment in to reach more consumers effectively.

Meanwhile, “It’s Showtime” (18.1%) was also able to sustain its strong January thanks to the success of its Tawag ng Tanghalan segment, enabling it to beat “Eat Bulaga” (14.9%), which has already dropped out of the Top 20 programs. “Be My Lady,” on the other hand, continued to dominate its rival program “Princess in the Palace,” averaging 17.5% to its competitor’s 8.7%. The station’s afternoon block also garnered a 42% nationwide rating vs. GMA’s 37%.

ABS-CBN’s new original singing game show in the weekend, “I Love OPM” is also off to a great start, with an average rating of 20.1%, enough for its inclusion in the Top 20 programs. Completing the weekend cast for ABS-CBN in the Top 20 are “Goin’ Bulilit” (21.4%), and “Ipaglaban Mo” (18.7%).

ABS-CBN also fared better than its competition in other territories such as Balance Luzon (areas in Luzon outside

outside Mega Manila) where it scored a national average audience share of 46% vs GMA’s 36%; in Visayas with 55% vs GMA’s 26% and in Mindanao with 57% vs GMA’s 26%

Kantar Media is a leading television (TV) audience measurement provider with capabilities in gathering TV viewing data in both digital and analog platforms. It is a multinational market research group that specializes in audience measurement in more than 80 countries, has TV networks, ad agencies, and pan-regional networks subscribing to its ratings services.

Among its local current subscribers are ABS-CBN, Peoples Television Network Inc., The Huddle Room Media Inc., JRA Advertising (J. Romero and Associates), 720 Consumer Connect, Viva Communications Inc., Manprom, CNN Philippines, Starcom, Havas Media Ortega, and Media Agency groups IPG Mediabrands (Touch BPN, UM), Dentsu Aegis Network (Dentsu, Mediaforce, Carat), Omnicom Media Group (OMD, PHD and M2M) as well as Group M (Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, and Maxus).

International subscribers to Kantar Media include Turner Broadcasting System Asia, NBCU Global Networks Asia Pte Ltd, Google Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Home Box Office (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Scripps Networks Interactive (Asia) Pte. Ltd., MTV Asia, Fox International Channels, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd, CSM Media Research (China), AETN All Asia Networks Pte Ltd, Celestial Tiger Entertainment and Sony Pictures International.

Look: Alden Richards Figures in a Car Accident


Fans of Pambansang 'Bae' Alden Richards got very worried when he, riding his Hyundai Santa Fe on Friday morning, got into a minor accident.



Thursday, March 3, 2016

Rica Peralejo Suffers Miscarriage Shortly After Pregnancy Announcement


Expecting mom Rica Peralejo announced  a very sad news several days after she confirms that she is pregnant with her second baby.
 
On her Instagram account @ricaperalejo.ph and her blog http://www.ricaperalejo.ph, Rica broke the sad news that she lost her second baby.

It was good while it lasted, it was good even when it ended. God is good all the time. On the blog is an announcement about my pregnancy, for those who care to know, we lost the baby. It isn't a very happy one so prayers and sensitivity are appreciated. Link: http://www.ricaperalejo.ph/2016/pain-and-peace/ #mamawonders"



Read Rica’s full blog entry HERE

Despite the bad news, Rica chose to take it positively and accepted it as God’s will.
I believe that there is nothing I could have done to keep the baby, or to lose the baby, if it isn’t aligned with God’s good, pleasing and perfect will… Of course this doesn’t mean to say I am completely fine. I am in great emotional pain and many people say it will worsen in the days to come. I keep thinking one day I will know how my baby looks like when I meet him or her in heaven, but it hurts me to think that it won’t be anytime soon.”

'OTWOL' Earns the Highest Finale Ratings in 2016, Rakes 4 Million Tweets


There is no stopping the phenomenal tandem of James Reid and Nadine Lustre (bka JaDine) from earning high achievement in the defunct ABS-CBN primetime series “On the Wings of Love”.

The JaDine tandem proved to be a hit among Pinoy TV viewers until the very end of OTWOL searies as it scored an all-time high national TV rating of 27.8%, according to Kantar Media. Its finale also sent Twitter abuzz, generating almost 4 million tweets.

But it’s not only “On the Wings of Love” that enjoyed stellar finale ratings.

According to data from Kantar Media, “Pasion de Amor” garnered a national TV rating of 18.5%, a four-point lead over its rival program, GMA’s “Wowowin” (14.8%).







In the last episode, eternal love and forgiveness prevailed as the Elizondo sisters finally achieved peace in their lives when they reconciled with their mother.  Despite their devastating loss, the characters of “Pasion de Amor” showcased the value of looking forward to the future without any regrets and starting anew.

The back-to-back finale ratings success of the two Kapamilya programs prove how ABS-CBN consistently rules the country’s primetime TV landscape.

Kapamilya viewers should also look forward to how “The Story of Us” and “I Will Survive,” the two newest Kapamilya primetime shows that will make waves in the country and abroad among Filipinos.

SMART Brings the Newest Real-time Multiplayer Game 'Clash Royale' in the Philippines


Following the massive success of Clash of Clans (CoC) around the world, Helsinki-based mobile game developer Supercell has launched its much anticipated game, 'Clash Royale,' in the Philippines, and you can now make the most of it with Smart Prepaid’s PasaData, which allows you to share your data with friends anytime and anywhere for more online gaming fun.
Clash Royale

Filipino gamers can now enjoy Clash Royale, the latest mobile game of Clash of Clans creator Supercell. Download it for free on the App Store and Google Play, and fuel your game with Smart Prepaid.

An exhilarating card and strategy mobile game, 'Clash Royale' pits you in a duel with other online players in a race to knock down each other’s castle. To achieve this, you draw from a deck of eight cards containing familiar CoC characters, defenses and spells and unleash all their powers in the arena.

Victories lead to more cards, trophies and glory, which then allow you to upgrade your characters, unlock new arenas, and ultimately build your clan and battle community to share your cards with.

Rave game reviews

Prior to its worldwide launch, ‘Clash Royale’ was initially rolled out in select markets in Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and New Zealand, where it garnered rave reviews for creatively merging the card and arena game formats. You can now download the game on Google Play Store and the App Store for free.

We are thrilled to finally make ‘Clash Royale’ available to Filipinos, who are very engaged CoC players,” said Erlend Christoffersen, Director for Global Expansion at Supercell. “We can’t wait for them to have as much fun and enjoyment while playing our new game with their family and friends anytime, anywhere.

We welcome the launch of ‘Clash Royale’ in the Philippines, and we expect it to follow the success of the massive hit ‘Clash of Clans’ as it introduces another exciting way for friends to bond and interact with each other online,” said Katrina Luna-Abelarde, Head of Wireless Operations at Smart.

“Filipino mobile gamers can definitely make the most of this new game with Smart Prepaid’s PasaData, which gives you the convenience and flexibility of passing on a chunk of your Big Bytes Barkada offers to your friends – the first service of its kind in the country,” she added.

PasaData with Big Bytes Barkada offers

PasaData can be used with both Big Bytes Barkada 99 (which comes with 700MB valid for 7 days) and Big Bytes Barkada 299 (which offers 2GB valid for 30 days). 

Both full-packed offers, you can use the Big Bytes Barkada to play ‘Clash Royale’ and other mobile games, stream videos and music on apps like YouTube, iflix, and Spinnr, and stay active on all your other apps, such as Facebook, Viber, and Instagram, among others.

To register to Big Bytes Barkada offers, simply text BBB99 or BBB299 to 9999, respectively, or dial *121# - the all-access portal for all Smart Prepaid promos. Once registered, you can easily make use of PasaData for your friends anytime and anywhere by simply texting SHARENo. of Recipient (Amount)MB to 808.

Best mobile gaming experience

Smart takes the lead in making available the widest breadth of digital content, innovative offers, and engaging event to give its subscribers the best mobile gaming experience.

Aside from offering full-packed data promos perfect for gaming, Smart enables its subscribers to level up their online adventure through an easy mode of purchasing in-app and in-game items using their prepaid load or charged to their postpaid account.

If you are an Android user, you can enjoy convenient transactions when you activate Smart’s Google Direct Carrier Billing. Simply go to the Play Store, click ‘My Account’ and enable ‘Smart Communications billing’ under Payment methods. On the other hand, if you are an iOS device user, you can activate Smart’s Pay-With-Mobile service by texting to REG to 4949.

In September last year, Smart staged the Philippine Clash, the country’s biggest and most prestigious nationwide CoC tournament with over P2.3 million in prizes – the largest pool prize ever in a local gaming competition.

To get updates on Smart’s latest offers, follow its official accounts on Facebook www.smart.com.ph/SmartCommunications, Twitter @LiveSmart and Instagram. To know more about the game, visit www.clashroyale.com.

TV Movie 'Heart Over Matter' Airs March 5, 9PM on TV5


Eula Caballero and Rodjun Cruz stars in this week's special TV Movie offering of Wattpad Presents 'Heart Over Matter' airs March 5, 9:00pm on TV5. Check out the behind-the-scene photos below:

 
 
 

(Video) Maria Ozawa Admits Having s@x with Cesar Montano


Former Japanese porn star Maria Ozawa claimed that she and her "Nilalang" co-star Cesar Montano have slept together when they were doing the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2015 movie entry.

During her guesting on the controversial podcast Good Times with Mo on Tuesday, March 1, Ozawa revealed that she and Cesar became close while filming the movie leading to a more intimate deed. But she also clarified that it was just a sex and it only happened once.

Well, yeah I heard that he’s really like a bachelor. Well it was okay,” Ozawa said, adding a more detailed information as to the size of veteran actor's “package”.

I think it was big for me I [have] just arrived from Japan and the size that I know is like whoah.

Watch Ozawa's the entire interview below: 



Jane Oineza Talks About Break-up with Jeron Teng


Even before they publicly admit that they're in a relationship, Kapamilya young actress Jane Oineza already confirmed break-up with UAAP basketball player Jeron Teng.

During her Thursday's guesting on ABS-CBN morning talk show Kris TV, Jane admitted that is was Jeron who initiated the separation late last year.

May mga bagay na hindi mo expect na mawawala pero nawawala,” she said.

When Kris asked Jane, “Anong pagkukulang mo?” the young actress light-heartedly replied, “Honestly tita, hindi ko alam kasi nabigay ko naman ‘yung support… Hindi, joke. Ewan ko, tita. Siguro if it’s not meant to be, then hindi talaga siya mangyayari. And siguro, may mga bagay na mas deserve mo o mas deserve ng ibang tao. So ‘yun, ‘yun ‘yung lesson learned.

'Disneyland Philippines to Rise in Pampanga' Report is a Hoax


Disappointing but true. Reports about Disneyland to rise in Pampanga, Philippines in 2019 is nothing but a hoax.

The news saying Walt Disney Company CEO Andy Bird announced that the company will allot a $350M investment to build the 'happiest place on earth' in the Philippines started to catch the attention of netizens when Okd2.com published the said article unaware that is was meant for social experiment.

DISNEY CONFIRMS $350M INVESTMENT FOR DISNEYLAND PHILIPPINES!
Disney Confirms $350M Investment for Disneyland Philippines February 29, 2016

Filipinos need not to go to other countries to visit Disneyland anymore after 2 years starting today after The Walt Disney Company CEO Andy Bird, announced on Friday that the company has set aside $350 million to be invested in the Philippines.

Vice President for global public policy Jim Flippatos said Disney finds the Philippines as a great location for entertainment and amusement goers.

Bird said they will visit the country next month (March) to shop for a great location.

It was announced earlier in one of the company’s press releases that possible locations includes Batangas, Laguna, Bulacan, and Pampanga area.

“I think Metro Manila is already extremely crowded. We need at least 125 acres (50 hectares) of land to house the Disneyland Philippines”, Flippatos said.

Bird clarified that the Philippine investment plan was decided two years ago, contrary to the report that President Aquino convinced the company.

“It has nothing to do with our meeting with the Philippine president last week. The plan was already finalized before and meeting with President Aquino was just to finalize the deal”, Bird noted.

Another executive Mark Paulson said that the Disneyland Philippines could provide at least twelve thousand local jobs.

“Once we finalize the deal with the land owners, we will start the construction as soon as possible. Our target is to open by summer of 2018”, Paulson said.

According to the “About” page of Okd2.com, the site’s purpose is not actually to produce real news articles, but simply to check how gullible online users are.

This is an experimental site created to measure the gullibility of most netizens who don’t know and/or refuse to use Google and other search engines in order to search the truth. Our purpose is not to tease, insult, mock, or bully a certain celebrity, people, or organization. This site is created for both entertainment and educational purposes.,” the article reads.

ABS-CBN is the Most Awarded Philippine TV Network in 2016 Anvil Awards


ABS-CBN Corporation, the country’s leading media and entertainment company, bagged a total of six Anvil Awards, including a Platinum Anvil Award for its “Pope, Thank You sa Malasakit” (PopeTYSM) social media campaign.

It was cited for “exemplary employment of social media tools in support of stakeholder management objectives, successfully engaging a grateful nation and drawing support as an effective and tangible conduit of personal messages to the Pope.”

The Anvil Awards, given by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines, are considered as the Oscars in the local PR industry, while a Platinum Anvil is one of the highest honors given to a winning entry in the annual awards-giving body.

Aside from winning a Platinum Anvil Award, the PopeTYSM campaign also won a Gold Anvil Award for collecting social media messages compiled in a Book of Thanks that showed the nation’s gratitude to Pope Francis after visiting the country.  It also won a Silver Anvil Award for ABS-CBN’s cross platform coverage that captured the nation’s message of gratefulness to the Pope.

ABS-CBN also won an Anvil Award for the successful launch of its pioneering TVplus mahiwagang black box that changed the Filipinos TV viewing experience with digital clear picture and exclusive free TV channels for the whole family.

The “Kapamilya Thank You:  ABS-CBN Christmas Party 2014” also won for its “memorable Christmas celebration that generated indelible happy moments for the company and its grateful workforce.”

The Kapamilya network was also recognized for its “Revlon Love is On” campaign for being a successful influence in localizing the global campaign of Revlon lipstick via social media, photo entries on a microsite, and billboards display.

The 51st Anvil Awards night was held at the Makati Shangri-la last Friday (February 26).

With a total of six Anvil Awards, ABS-CBN is the most Anvil awarded TV network.  Last year, ABS-CBN was honored with the much-coveted Grand Anvil Award for its “Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na” advocacy campaign that brought relief and rehabilitation for the victims of the Bohol quake and typhoons Pablo and Yolanda in 2013.  ABS-CBN had also won two Bronze Anvil Awards for the book “Kapitan” that tells the story of its founder Eugenio Lopez Jr. (2007) and for the Guiness World Record-breaking advocacy fun run “10.10.10 Run for Pasig River (2011).

The Anvil Awards is an annual event organized by the PRSP that honors outstanding public relations programs and tools. Prior to the Anvil Awards, ABS-CBN earned eight recognitions for its PR programs from the Philippine Quill Awards given by the International Association of Business Communicators. ABS-CBN was the most-awarded TV network in both Anvil and Quill Awards that honor the best works in public relations and business communications.

Jolina Magdangal Returns to Her First Love, Launches 'Back To Love'


Jolina Magdangal has come home to the label that produced her biggest hits – Star Music – with an all-new album aptly titled “Back to Love,” a collection of unapologetically romantic love songs.

“It’s who I really am – I love love songs. I am sentimental. I’m happy when I sing ‘hugot’ songs. Mas kinikilig ako pag senti ‘yung kanta,” shared Jolina on her conscious choice to include only love songs in the album.

Her return to the recording scene was warmly welcomed by her fans as “Back to Love” recently scored a gold record award for having sold more than 7,500 units, just two weeks after its release.

Jolina also considers “Back to Love,” first album with Star Music in 14 years, a personal project as she has been involved in its making from its conception to its packaging.

I’m super hands-on with this album. I involved myself in everything – from choosing the concept, choosing the songs, to making the cover and music video. I’m also very thankful to Star Music for giving me a chance,” she shared.

“Back to Love” includes her first single “Ikaw Ba ‘Yon,” as well as “Kaya Mo Pa Ba,” “Paano Na To,” and “Nasaan Na” – all original ballads thick with heartache.

Jolina’s ‘90s hit “Kapag Ako Ay Nagmahal” also gets two re-recordings on the album – the mellow 2015 version and a remix featuring Gloc-9.

Moreover, Jolina collaborates with Vice Ganda on “Chuva Choo Choo 2.0,” which is made even more playful with the ‘unkabogable’ comedian’s vocals.

Completing the track list are “Sa Panaginip Lang,” “Still You,” “Ganito Pala Ang Pag-ibig,” and “Throwback Lang,” a duet with Kyla.

“Back to Love” can now be streamed on Spotify and is now available at all record bars nationwide at P299. Digital tracks can also be downloaded via online music stores such as ABS-CBN Store, iTunes, Mymusicstore.com.ph, Amazon.com, OneMusic.ph, and Starmusic.ph.

For more information, visit Starmusic.ph or follow Star Music’s official social media accounts at Facebook.com/starrecordsphil, Twitter.com/starrecordsph and Instagram.com/Starmusicph.

Rumors Spread on John Lloyd Cruz' Health, Toni Gonzaga Confirms Pregnancy


Rumor has it that Romeo (John Lloyd Cruz) has a serious illness that needs to be treated in “Home Sweetie Home” this Saturday (March 6).

Rence (Clarence Delgado) tells Mang LA (Mitoy Yonting), Obet (Jobert Austria), Pinong (Nonong Balinan) and Tita Ems (Keanna Reeves) that he overheard Romeo complaining to Julie (Toni Gonzaga) about certain medical procedures, which the group immediately assumes as a serious health condition.

While Romeo remains clueless on speculations about him, Paeng (Ogie Diaz) and Ed (Bearwin Meilly) are also clueless that they already fell victim to yet another modus operandi. A guy named Jimmy (Nino Muhlach) apparently falsely promises gullible clients that they will instantly get employment abroad through the agency.

What is the true condition of Romeo? How will the Soo Agency deal with this latest problem?

“Home Sweetie Home” is a weekly Saturday sitcom on ABS-CBN that promotes good values by showing relevant situations each week that affects all family members, while “Goin’ Bulilit” is all about good-natured kiddie fun.

Catch the Kapamilya comedy shows and make weekends complete with “Home Sweetie Home”, “Goin’ Bulilit” and “Banana Sundae.” 

Jamie Rivera Urges Filipino Voters to Choose Candidates Wisely thru Newest Single 'Pag-isipan Mo Ang Boto Mo'


The country’s Inspirational Diva Jamie Rivera is again using her voice and her music, this time to urge fellow Filipinos to vote wisely in the upcoming national elections and choose the candidates who they think would serve the people.

With the future of the country in mind, Jamie composed her newest single titled “Pag-isipan Mo Ang Boto Mo,” Star Music’s official theme song for “Halalan 2016.”

St. Augustine said that singing is praying twice. That is why I turned my prayer into a song, because music is a universal language. It’s my prayer to God to guide Filipinos in choosing the rightful candidates to lead our country. It’s also a message for us Filipinos to decipher whom we should vote for because the future of our children is at stake,” she said.

Pag-isipan mo at magdasal tayo kung sino ang dapat at kung sino ang tapat. ‘Yung hindi niya sasaktan, ating  inang bayan, nagmamahal ng wagas sa bayang  Pilipinas,” Jamie sings in the track.

“Pag-isipan Mo Ang Boto Mo’ can now be streamed on Spotify and can also be downloaded via online music stores such as ABS-CBN Store, iTunes, Amazon.com, OneMusic.ph, and Starmusic.ph.

For more information, visit Starmusic.ph or follow Star Music’s official social media accounts at Facebook.com/starmusicph, Twitter.com/starrecordsph and Instagram.com/Starmusicph.

'Hi-5 Philippines' Season 2 Airs Weekdays Morning on TV5


After debuting last year as the first and only all-Filipino cast for the local franchise of the award-winning Australian edutainment show, Hi-5 Philippines’ first season has been a one-of-a-kind ride for the cast and its young viewers. Philippine television witnessed the birth of the edutainment program of this generation, and the new icons of today’s youngsters in its maiden season.

And a new round of catchy songs, exhilarating dances and learning adventures await fans as the show returns for a second season. The vibrant gang of Hi-5 Philippines, composed of Fred, Rissey, Aira, Alex and Gerard, is sure to captivate kids and kids-at-heart once more with their irresistible charm, especially now that they’ve learned the ropes and have more to bring to the table.

The cast took time to reminisce about experiences during the show’s first run, look back at how much they’ve grown, and share their thrill for the new season. The group revealed that they have just as much fun as their viewers when doing the show.

My segments usually involve food and eating. One time, I had to eat bread and jam. It took several takes, that when our director requested for another one, I had to take a break because I ended up finishing the loaf, and was too full already,” Aira fondly recalls.

Meanwhile, Rissey reveals what an amusing challenge her Body Move segment is, with her mimicking different animals during storytelling. “I’ve been all kinds of animals already that I feel like I can create a ‘Rissey Zoo’ now,” she said.

However challenging, everyone recognizes how Hi-5 contributed to their growth as performers and as individuals. “It really stretched us as performers. The role requires being childlike, and doing this really helped me get in touch with the child within me,” Rissey said.

The bonding sessions with the group are the best thing about the first season for me. Clinging to each other through all the tapings and shows, and just doing everything else together was definitely unforgettable,” said Fred, adding that that made a huge contribution to them becoming more comfortable with their roles.

Being part of Hi-5 requires presenting a heightened version of ourselves. And in the course of doing that, we somehow embody our roles that it’s no longer just a character, it becomes us,” Gerard said.

They also recognized and acknowledged how amazing it is to be a role model that kids look up to. Although they admitted that being a role model comes with a great deal of responsibility as well.

It’s a lot of pressure to be a good role model to kids but it also gives you a really good feeling. A kind of warm rushing light fills you especially when you get feedback from the kids on how much impact you’re making in their lives,” Alex shared.

They said that the positive reception that they get from kids and parents during their live shows, in schools and malls, is overwhelming and very fulfilling.

It’s the best feeling when a kid comes up to us and tells us that we are their inspiration, or that they always look forward to watching our show,” Aira said. Gerard added that interacting with the kids in their live shows is when they feel most acknowledged for what they do.

In this regard, the Hi-5 barkada cannot contain their excitement for the new season. They’ll be bringing their learnings from season one and are hoping that fans will show them more love.

We hope everybody tunes in to Hi-5 Season 2 and see how much we’ve grown together. They can expect new songs and new adventures, as well as more of the good kind of craziness with the gang,” Rissey said. Fred spills that long-awaited songs will be part of season 2, including the group’s personal favorite “Wish Upon a Star.”

Join Fred, Rissey, Aira, Alex and Gerard for another Hi-5 season of fun, singing, dancing and active learning on "Hi-5 Philippines Season 2". 

Hi-5 airs Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m., Saturday at 9:30am and Sunday at 9:00 am, only on TV5.

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