October 16, 2019

GMA Network Wins Gold at the 10th Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards in France


Besting other entries from around the globe, Reel Time's "Batang Maestro" won the highly-coveted Gold Dolphin award under the Current Affairs, Human Concerns and Social Issues category at the 10th Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards in France on September 27. This serves as GMA Network's first-ever Cannes award, which recognizes the very best in corporate media and TV.

"Batang Maestro" is an episode of GMA News TV's Reel Time, which featured the story of 12-year-old Dagul and his fellow volunteer 'little teachers' in the province of Sorsogon. Dagul and the other volunteers cross the river of Donsol on board a bamboo raft just to reach fellow children in remote areas who have difficulty reading because they are often absent from classes. Despite his own struggles at home, Dagul pursues his volunteer work to bring pride and honor to his mother, his very first teacher.

Receiving the award for Reel Time was its Program Manager Nowell Cuanang.

Giving honor to the country as well is the bimonthly documentary program "The Atom Araullo Specials," which was shortlisted for its "No Leftovers: A Food Waste Trail" episode.

"No Leftovers" showed that food wastage remains a big problem in the Philippines by tracing how food is wasted from production to consumption.

October 15, 2019

Daniel Padilla and Moira dela Torre’s “Mabagal” Win Himig Handog 2019; Full List of Winners


The unique and refreshing sound of Dan Tañedo's "Mabagal" emerged as the Best Song in this year's edition of ABS-CBN'S Himig Handog songwriting competition.

The slow but soothing duet track, interpreted by Daniel Padilla and Moira Dela Torre, bested over 4,000 entries and took home the much-desired P1 million cash prize.

Check out the winners of this year's Himig Handog Songwriting Competition as announced on ASAP Natin 'To, Sunday, October 13, 2019:

Best Song: "Mabagal," composed by Dan Tañedo, interpreted by Daniel Padilla and Moira Dela Torre

2nd Best Song: "Simula ng Dulo," composed by Davey Langit and Therese Marie Villarante, interpreted by Davey Langit

3rd Best Song: "Please Lang," composed by Aikee Aplacador, interpreted by Alex Gonzaga

4th Best Song: "Nung Tayo Pa," composed by Rex Torremoro and Elmar Jann Bolaño, interpreted by Janella Salvador

5th Best Song: "Panandalian," composed by Jerome Arcangel and Cee Jay Del Rosario, interpreted by TJ Monterde.

SPECIAL AWARDS:

MOR Philippines' Choice Awards:
"Mabagal," composed by Dan Tañedo, interpreted by Daniel Padilla and Moira Dela Torre

MYX Choice for Best Music Video:
"Mabagal," composed by Dan Tañedo, interpreted by Daniel Padilla and Moira Dela Torre

One Music PH's Choice for Favorite Interpreter:
Daniel Padilla and Moira Dela Torre for "Mabagal," composed by Dan Tañedo

Star Music's Choice for Best Produced Track:
"Mabagal," composed by Dan Tañedo, interpreted by Daniel Padilla and Moira Dela Torre

Listener's Choice for Most Streamed Track:
"Mabagal," composed by Dan Tañedo, interpreted by Daniel Padilla and Moira Dela Torre

ABS-CBN Wins Big at PMP Star Awards for TV 2019

ABS-CBN won Best TV station at the 33rd Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Television held on Sunday, at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila University.

Angel Locsin won Best Actress while Arjo Atayde and Janice de Belen won the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress for their performances in "The General's Daughter" which also won Best Primetime TV series.

Here is the list of winners for the 33rd Star Awards for Television:

Best TV Station: ABS-CBN
Best Drama Actor: Jerico Rosales (Halik) - ABS-CBN
Best Drama Actress: Angel Locsin (The General's Daughter) ABS-CBN
Best Drama Supporting Actor: Arjo Atayde (The General's Daughter) - ABS-CBN
Best Drama Supporting Actress: Janice de Belen (The General's Daughter) - ABS-CBN
Best Child Performer: Sophia Reola (Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit) - ABS-CBN
Best New Male Personality: Aljon Mendoza MMK "Medal of Valor" - ABS-CBN and Klinton Start -Be Happy, Go Lucky - IBC 13
Best New Female Personality: Ivana Alawi (Mea Culpa: Sino Ang May Sala?) ABS-CBN
Best Single Performance by an Actor: Enchong Dee - MMK "Wheelchair" - ABS-CBN and Jeric Gonzales - Magpakailanman "Sex Slave" - GMA-7
Best Single Performance by an Actress: Yasmien Kurdi -Tadhana "Sukdulan" - GMA 7
Best Primetime TV Series: The General's Daughter - ABS-CBN
Best Daytime Drama Series: Kadenang Ginto - ABS-CBN
Best Comedy Show: Banana Sundae - ABS-CBN
Best Comedy Actor: Bayani Agbayani (Home Sweetie Home) - ABS-CBN
Best Comedy Actress: Maine Mendoza (Daddy's Girl) - GMA-7
Best Variety Show: Sunday Pinasaya - GMA-7
Best Horror/Fantasy Program: Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko - GMA-7
Best Musical Variety Show: Young Once Upon A Time / Net 25 and SMAC Pinoy/IBC 13
Best Children Show: Talents Academy - IBC 13
Best Children Show Hosts : Hosts of Talents Academy - IBC 13
Best Educational Program: Matanglawin - ABS-CBN
Best Educational Program Host: Kim Atienza - Matanglawin - ABS-CBN
Best Morning Show: Unang Hirit - GMA 7
Best Morning Show Host: Umagang Kay Ganda hosts ABS-CBN
Best Documentary Program: iWitness -GMA-7
Best Documentary Program Host: William Thio - Spotlight - UNTV 37
Best Documentary Special: The Story of the Filipinos Protecting The Environment-CNN Philippines
Best Travel Show: G Diaries -ABS-CBN
Best Travel Show Host- Landmarks hosts
Best Talent Show-The Clash - GMA-7
Best Talent Search Program Host: Luis Manzano and Pia Wurtzbach (World of Dance Ph) - ABS-CBN
Best Magazine Show: Rated K - ABS-CBN
Best Magazine Show Host-Korina Sanchez (Rated K) - ABS-CBN
Best News TV Program: TV Patrol - ABS-CBN
Best Male News Caster: Raffy Tima - Balingtanghali
Best Female News Caster: Vicky Morales (24 Oras) - GMA-7
Gina Lopez and Eddie Garcia: Posthumous awards
Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Award : Kris Aquino
Lifetime Achievement Award for Broadcasting: Vicky Morales
German Moreno Power Tandem of the Year - Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber, Ken Chan and Rita Daniela

“Star Wars” Hero Oscar Isaac Spooks as Gomez in “The Addams Family”

 

Popularly known as the Resistance pilot 'Poe Dameron' in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Oscar Isaac now provides the voice of Gomez, the patriarch of The Addams Family, first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block. 

Debonair, charismatic and mischievous, Gomez Addams is dedicated to his children, madly in love with his wife Morticia – and also just plain mad. His favorite ways to relax are a tightened clamp set on his temple, and a vigorous round of ninja-level swordplay.

Like most people, Isaac was familiar with the classic "Family Addams" TV shows and films, but had a more personal connection. "Raul Julia was one of my favorite actors, and to see him play Gomez with such relish definitely made an impression on me when I was young," says Isaac. "To get to play that role as an homage to him has been really special."

With so many Addams Family projects, directors Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan strove to differentiate their characters from previous iterations, from their voices to their storylines. "We wanted everyone to try to come up with their own version of these characters," says Vernon.

Gomez got the strongest revamp, thanks to the original cartoons. "In all the other iterations, Gomez was a fit, thin, kind of dashing, handsome man and in the cartoons, he was never portrayed that way," says Tiernan. "We're not portraying him as a schlub — he dresses well, he has panache and style, but he's shorter than Morticia. He's got that plastic-comb moustache and the strange hair. So, he is a little stranger looking in our version, because that's the way he was in the cartoons."

"What I loved about the original drawings is that there was always this funny way of throwing the family man on his head, you know?" says Isaac. "Gomez is a very passionate, romantic character filled with a lot of bombast and big declarations, so it's really fun to just attack that kind of energy. But ultimately, he's a real family man and that's just been really fun to embody. I love also portraying a man that large that is also so nimble."

A father himself, Isaac counts his young son amongst the new Addams Family audience. "I'm excited to get to share this with him," says Isaac. "I think it's just going to not only bring in the fans of the original but also make a lot of new ones."

In Philippine cinemas October 30The Addams Family is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. 

24 Celebrities Compete in Special Edition of “Tawag ng Tanghalan” on “It’s Showtim”

 

"It's Showtime" presents a special edition of "Tawag ng Tanghalan" as it brings together 24 celebrities to compete in a vocal showdown as part of the noontime program's tenth anniversary celebration. 

 

Giving joy and sharing their singing talent with the madlang people in the "Tawag ng Tanghalan: Celebrity Champions" are Ara Mina, Ethel Booba, Marlo Mortel, Pepe Herrera, Patricia Javier, Guji Lorenzana, Mike Luis, Jimmy Marquez, Alex Castro, Ana Ramsey, Songyupsal, and Anton Diva.

 

Every day, four celebrity contenders will battle it out and the daily winner will qualify for the finals. Daily winners now include singer-actress Roxanne Barcelo, vocal coach and "The Voice of the Philippines" alumnus Thor Dulay, and "The Voice Kids" grand finalist and "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids" performer Justin Alva.

 

Like in the normal competition, the celebrity contenders should pay attention to their singing to avoid being "gonged." 

 

The "Celebrity Champions" edition started on Monday (October 7), with BoybandPH member Niel Murillo, "It's Showtime" dancer Stephen Robles, former "That's Entertainment" star Shirley Fuentes, "Mr. Pastillas" Chard Ocampo, "Pinoy Dream Academy" runner-up Jay-R Siaboc, actor-composer Lance Raymundo, actor and viral sensation CJ Navato, singer Geoff Taylor, and actress-cosplayer Myrtle Sarrosa already eliminated.

 

Watch out for more surprises from "It's Showtime," which airs from Mondays to Saturdays on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (Sky Cable ch 167). For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook or visit abscbnpr.com. To watch the program's episode online, just download the iWant app (iOs and Andoid) or register via iwant.ph.

Kathniel, Jodi Sta. Maria, Pocholo Barretto, and Ai-ai Delas Alas Lead KBO Line-up on Sky this October

 

Fans who have been waiting to catch KathNiel, Jodi Sta. Maria, Pocholo and Ai-Ai de Las Alas can rejoice as KBO on SKY brings their movies this month of October.

 

In Joross Gamboa's first directorial debut, "Allergy In Love," Pocholo Barretto portrays a guy who has a condition of being allergic to sexual arousal as it may lead to his death. This condition has inspired him to write a book about self-love. Little did he know that the book would also lead him to meeting Ayama (Chie Filomeno), the girl who will try to bug his loveless life. catch this movie starting from October 11 to 16. 

 

SKY subscribers can also catch "And Ai, Thank You" this October 18 to 23.  In the film, Ai-ai plays Aileen, an award-winning actress who finds out that she is dying from cancer. In her last months, she plans to give back to the people who have helped her throughout her career. But even with her plan to help people, she finds out that her loved ones think she is being sincere. 

 

Jodi's horror movie "Clarita" will also have its TV premiere this October 31 to November 6. The Black Sheep film is about the case of Clarita, a young Filipina who was assumed to be a victim of demonic possession. See how Father Salvador (Ricky Davao) and Father Benedicto (Arron Villaflor) try to solve her case and help her. 

 

KathNiel returns to TV with the screening of their hit movie "Barcelona: A Love Untold." Relive the story of Ely (Daniel Padilla) and Mia (Kathryn Bernardo) who meet in Barcelona to start anew—he wants to move on from a past love, while she leaves the Philippines after past life mistakes. Together, they go on a journey to find the answers to their lifelong questions.

 

For only P30 per movie bundle, all SKY subscribers can catch each of these highlights along with seven other movies.

 

To avail of these KBO weekly offers, SKYcable subscribers can text PPV <ACCOUNT NO.> to 23662 or call 3418-0000 or your local SKY office while SKYdirect subscribers can text PPV (AIRING DATE) (BOX ID) to 23667 using Globe/TM. 


For more details, visit mysky.com.ph/kbo30.

Robert Downey Jr. Plays Doctor “Dolittle” in Universal Pictures’ New Epic Adventure

Robert Downey Jr. electrifies one of literature's most enduring characters in a vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals in Universal Pictures' new epic adventure Dolittle.

Check out the film's teaser trailer below and watch Dolittle in Philippine cinemas January 29.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/ktcLtEkfMFw 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/videos/397300131156352/ 

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria's England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company.

But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures.

The doctor is joined on his quest by a young, self-appointed apprentice (Dunkirk's Harry Collett) and a raucous coterie of animal friends, including an anxious gorilla (Oscar-winner Rami Malek), an enthusiastic but bird-brained duck (Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer), a bickering duo of a cynical ostrich (The Big Sick's Kumail Nanjiani) and an upbeat polar bear (John Cena, Bumblebee) and a headstrong parrot (Oscar-winner Emma Thompson), who serves as Dolittle's most trusted advisor and confidante.

The film also stars Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen (The Queen ) and Oscar-winner Jim Broadbent and features additional voice performances from Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard, Frances de la Tour, Carmen Ejogo, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Tom Holland, and Craig Robinson.

Dolittle is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  

October 14, 2019

Janine Gutierrez Headlines the QCinema International Filmfest Psychological Thriller “Babae at Baril”

Showbiz royalty and Kapuso leading lady Janine Gutierrez is once again set to enamor the audience with her acting skills and have moviegoers on the edge of their seats.

Apart from being a fashion muse, an international endorser, and a sought-after cover girl, Janine is undeniably one of the most regal actresses today. The GMA Artist Center star is known to take on strong and fierce female roles that she embodies.

This year, she played the role of Celestina, a young lady who is born with dragon-like featu res on GMA's Afternoon Prime series Dragon Lady.

She also took on the titular role of the tough and free-spirited Elise.

She was also part of the 2016 Cinemalaya film Dagsin, which has been shortlisted as a possible Philippine entry to the International Film Feature Category to the Oscars.

This time around, she will showcase a different side of her as she proves her versatility in acting via the psychological thriller "Babae at Baril," where she plays a regular saleslady in a local department store. She lives a normal life until she finds a peculiar-looking gun right on her doorstep - a gun that gives her the power to do anything she wants, talk back to whoever she wants, and even hurt anyone she wants.

Directed by Rae Red, Babae at Baril is an entry to this year's QCinema International Film Festival's Asian Next Wave Competition.

It is one of the three Filipino titles that received a P1.5M production grant.

Catch "Babae at Baril" in cinemas from October 13 to 22.

September 8, 2019

Music: Kyle Echarri and Singaporean Artist Haven Launch Collab Single “Imagine”

 

Multi-talented artist Kyle Echarri embarks on yet another electrifying adventure as he creates beautiful music with Singaporean singer-songwriter Haven for a new track titled "Imagine."

Kyle's team-up with his fellow 16-year-old artist breaks new ground as it is the first international collaboration between StarPOP Philippines, Academy of Rock Singapore, and Cornerstone Music.

"The song 'Imagine' talks about two total strangers who live different lives but have a certain connection. The concept actually is that Haven is from Singapore, Kyle is from the Philippines, so it's like they're from different places and haven't met each other yet but they have a message that they want to convey to each other," StarPOP head Rox Santos explained.

"I really, really liked the story that's why when I did it, I was ecstatic about it and how the finished track turned out to be," Kyle added.

The song, composed by Star Music artist Trisha Denise and StarPOP head Rox Santos, complements Kyle's pop-infused sound and Haven's distinct, dreamy style of singing.

Singaporean musician and vocalist Haven started out as a student of Academy of Rock. She joined her first singing competition when she was 13, where she finished third. This, along with the help of the Academy of Rock, propelled her to continue performing at various events like the Singapore Street Festival.

"I want to be an artist that everyone can relate to. I want everyone to be very comfortable with my music, I don't want them to feel intimidated so 'haven' means safe place," shared Haven on the meaning behind her name.

The exciting collaboration also comes after Kyle released his "Pangako" single last year and his breakthrough in acting as "Kristoff" in the top-rating Kapamilya teleserye "Kadenang Ginto."

The StarPOP artist, who joined "The Voice Kids" in 2015, is now one of the Kapamilya artists bridging the gap between the local and international music scene as ABS-CBN continues its campaign to introduce the talent of Filipinos to the world stage.

Listen to Kyle and Haven's song "Imagine" on digital streaming services and check out its music video on MYX and Star Music's YouTube channel. For more details, like StarPOP PH on facebook.com/starpopph, and follow it on and Instagram @starpopph.

Lifestyle: Celebrate “Chalog” Friendships with Greenwich’s #BarkadaBoxAwards


Greenwich, the number one pizza and pasta brand in the Philippines, celebrated Friendship Month with Barkada Box Awards last August.
The Barkada Box Awards is Greenwich’s pioneering and chalog (charming plus kalog) way of appreciating our friends through creatively designed limited time offer pizza boxes that is meant to be entertainingly awarded to each of our barkada.
In a recent culmination activity dubbed as “Barkada Box Awards Grand Hangout,” kabarkadas from all ages converged at the Market! Market! Activity Center to be thankful for new and old friendships by way of entertaining photo booths, free-flowing pizza slices and a chance to bond with Greenwich kabarkadas Enrique Gil and Yassi Pressman.
Greenwich came up with four witty personalities that became the inspiration of the Barkada Box Awards. Which award would you give to your barkada?
Beshie ng Bayan Award
Para sa barkadang friend ng bayan, ang galing mag-small talk kahit saan…
Hi doon, hello dito… grabe, kulang na lang kaibiganin ang multo…
Ang galing mong promotor, kahit sa pizza, ikaw ang donor!
Marupok Award
Para sa kabarkadang ‘di makatanggi kay ex, isang tawag lang o text…
Madalas kay boss puro ‘yes’, o sa mall sale, always nakapila siya, bes…
Madaling mag-give in! Kung maka-order ng pizza, talagang ‘di nabibitin!
Barkada Cutie
Para sa barkadang habulin ng manliligaw, atensyon ng madla, talagang naaagaw!
Pambahay man ang suot sa litrato, standout talaga ang ganda’t pagkaguwapo…
Charming kahit sa kainan, kaya naman ang last piece ng pizza, sa kanya naiiwan!
That’s My Tita Award
Para sa kabarkadang OA sa herbal supplement, at nangangamoy menthol ointment…
Papunta pa lang sa gimik, parang sa pag-uwi siya ay mas sabik…
Oh tita, sige na, order na ng pizza para sa barkada!
Hurry! Head on to any of your favorite Greenwich stores nationwide or visit greenwichdelivery.com to get your limited edition #BarkadaBoxAwards, available in any double size of Greenwich’s mouthwatering pizza variants of your choice!

Music: Inigo Pascual Wows with Newest International Single “Catching Feelings”

 

Inigo Pascual remains dead set on his global aspirations as his latest international single "Catching Feelings" featuring music producer Moophs continues to conquer the global stage.

The summery Island Pop track boasts not only of having a catchy vibe and a cool tune, but also of securing radio airplay in the U.S. The song was first heard on 92.7 The Rev FM which proved to be a proud moment for the talented Filipino performer, who eagerly shared a video of the historic moment on Instagram.

Inigo also collaborated with Fil-Am musicians Jeremy Passion and Gabe Bondoc in a remix of his newest song with their original songs "Lemonade" and "The One" exclusively on MyxTV, which now has over 150,000 views.

During his trip in the U.S. and Canada, the 21-year old singer-songwriter also shared the stage with urban reggae band "Tribal Theory" at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. He also guested and performed on "Good Morning Hawaii."

As if all that weren't impressive enough, American producer and former "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson, when asked what he thought of "Catching Feelings," also expressed approval for the song—even going as far as inviting Inigo to make a "trio record" with him and KZ Tandingan.

The rising international artist also shared the stage with Samoan artist, Fia, on iHeartRadio Island 98.5 Hawaii, and has just come back from Toronto for one of his biggest crowds to date with Taste of Manila.

"Catching Feelings" is part of Inigo's "Options" LP following the release of the titular lead single in June. The track, despite having a sunny sound, actually talks about the beauty of recognizing the familiar feeling of once again falling for another person, after a hurtful past relationship.

The single is under Tarsier Records, an underground music label which has been pushing for the breakthrough of Filipino talents like Inigo to the international music stage, in line with ABS-CBN's mission to showcase the unique artistry of Filipinos to global audiences.

Listen to "Catching Feelings" on all digital streaming platforms worldwide and watch the official lyric video on Tarsier Record's YouTube channel. For the latest on Inigo, follow Tarsier Records on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @tarsierrecords. Check out abs-cbn.com/newsroom for updates and follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Music: Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Shanti Dope, BoybandPH, and JM de Guzman Join Agsunta in its First Major Concert

 

Pinoy pop-rock band Agsunta stages its first major concert titled "Agsunta Feels Trip" happening at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent this September 21 (Saturday).

Agsunta promises to bring out the feels of the audience with 'hugot' songs and soothing acoustic performances for a unique Kapamilya experience in a show produced by One Music PH and PPL Entertainment, in partnership with Star Events. 
"We will be doing a lot of new things in the concert that we even surprised ourselves with the plans," said vocalist, Jireh Singson, citing the band's excitement for this milestone, after a brief break early this year.  
He added, "What pushed us to return was our fans, #TeamAgsunta, who went to support us in our gigs. . . . They became our inspiration."   
Joining the "Agsunta Feels Trip" show are Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Shanti Dope, BoybandPH, and JM de Guzman. 
#AgsuntaFeelsTrip is one of the major projects of the group who recently signed with ABS-CBN's rock/alternative label, DNA Music. In the show, the band is set to perform recent hits "Bagong Umaga," "Alas Dose," "Gusto Kong Lumipad," and many more. 
One Music PH is the home of digital concerts, original online content, and socially relevant music events. The music portal is only one of the digital initiatives of ABS-CBN, the Philippines' leading media and entertainment Company, which is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company with the biggest online presence among all media companies, and a growing list of digital properties.
Catch Agsunta's first-ever major show thisSeptember 21 (Saturday) at 7:30pm. Get your tickets at ktx.abs-cbn.com. For updates, just like www.facebook.com/OneMusicPH or follow @OneMusicPH on Twitter and Instagram.

CBN Asia’s “Wanda’s Wonderful World” Wins Numerous Awards at Great Lakes Christian Film Festival (GLCFF) 2019 in Buffalo, New York

 

Here's some Wanda-ful news!

CBN Asia's Holy Week Special Wanda's Wonderful World earned the respect of international movie critics andenthusiasts after winning numerous awards and nominations at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival (GLCFF) 2019 in Buffalo, New York, last August 4.

Among hundreds of films around the world, the faith-based film that graced last year's Lent was hailed as the Winner of Best Special Effects in a Narrative Feature, Best Experimental/Most Creative in a Narrative Feature, and Best Lighting in a Narrative Feature.

It also received four nominations for Best Producer in a Narrative Feature, Best Director in a Narrative Feature, Best Comedy in a Narrative Feature, and Best Cinematography in a Narrative Feature.

Starred by top-caliber actors Coney Reyes, Tirso Cruz III, and Ricky Davao, the story revolves around Wanda (Coney), a former beauty queen and the CEO of a well-renowned events company, Wanda's Wonderful World – and her endless pursuit for true love and purpose.

"I enjoyed doing this project. Thank you, Lord! Glory to God! Congratulations CBN Asia and Team Wanda's Wonderful World," expressed Coney, who breathed life to the character of Wanda.

Meanwhile, Writer-Director and CBN Asia's Special Projects Manager Icko Gonzalez shared how viewers can relate to Wanda, as people continually seek to fill the void in their hearts, and from whom can they find the wholeness in life.

"There is a Wanda in all of us. Like Wanda, I hope that we find our wholeness in a God who's not only our Father, but a Best Friend who truly understands us and loves us, no matter what. We are extremely grateful for the recognition and the opportunity to tell stories that inspire and celebrate second chances," he ended.

CBN Asia produces inspiring made-for-TV films like Wanda's Wonderful World every Holy Week to showcase stories of freedom from bondages and the love of God. CBN Asia is also the producer of the flagship TV program The 700 Club Asia that airs every Mondays to Fridays at 12:00 mn on GMA 7, and bible-based adventure stories for children, Superbookthat airs every Sundays at 9:15 a.m. on ABS-CBN.

September 7, 2019

Showbiz: Meet the New Faces of GMA Artist Center: Jon, Angela, Erin, Ysabel, Faye, and Anjo


Since they signed up to be a Kapuso, new GMA Artist Center talents Jon Lucas, Ysabel Ortega, Angela Alarcon, Erin Ocampo, Faye Lorenzo, and Anjo Damiles all share a common ground. The five talented stars are excited for their upcoming projects in the Network.

Jon started in the show business with a dream to be a heartthrob. Now, he is no stranger to the limelight as he already established his talent in performing in the past years. He is now making a name for himself after being part of the star-studded cast of GMA's Philippine remake of the hit Korean drama series 'Descendants of the Sun,' as Benjo Tamayo, one of the members of Alpha Team led by the Captain Lucas Manalo aka Big Boss (Dingdong Dantes).

"Nakaka-relate po ako sa character ko kasi bukod sa medyo makulit po siya pag kasama 'yung mga kaibigan niya, hindi rin po niya hahayaang maiwan mag-isa 'yung kasamahan niya," Jon shared about his character. "Ako rin po ganoon sa totoong buhay, kahit anong mangyari, I'll be by your side."

Ysabel, on the other hand, came from a prominent family in the industry. Because of this, she was motivated to take on the legacy and pursue a name of her own. At an early age, she already gained experience through various drama projects. She will bring to life the character of Sabina, a loving and family-oriented girl in the primetime drama 'The Gift.'

She shared, "Excited po akong maging part ng isang teleserye na mag-iinspire sa mga manonood. Marami pong life lessons na mapupulot ang viewers from the show when it comes to life, family, and tiwala sa Diyos."

Angela is a cum laude graduate from the University of the Philippines whose passion has always been performing, inspired by her dad, veteran actor Jestoni Alarcon. An all-too-familiar face on screen, Angela has starred in a couple of short films and music videos when she was still studying. Now, she is ready to pursue a career on TV. She is Chloe in the Kapuso drama-action series 'Beautiful Justice,' the best friend of Brie (Gabbi Garcia), who will stick with her through thick and thin.

"I am looking forward to a strong friendship between Chloe and Brie. The show in general is full of surprises, has a good narrative and is action-packed; portrayed by really talented actors in the industry."
Erin, on the other hand, was 14-years-old when she began her acting career. Nine years later, she still loves what she does. Like Angela, she is also part of the powerhouse cast of 'Beautiful Justice,' where she plays the role of Maica, a strong-willed agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

She is looking forward for the audience to watch her upcoming show, "I gave my all to every character I portray, I really focus on the scenes and the scripts. I hope the Kapuso viewers will love my character and support her."

Faye, blessed with abundant curves and radiant skin, is set to be the next exciting sexy Kapuso star. She will be joining the cast of the highly-anticipated GMA Afternoon Prime series 'Madrasta.' She portrays the role of a nurse named Joan, Audrey's (Arra San Agustin) officemate and close friend.

Faye feels blessed to be part of the soap, "Naka-relate ako sa character ni Joan dito kasi kalog na kikay siya, pati masipag and very friendly. Excited ako mapanood ito ng mga tao kasi hindi lang siya drama, may comedy din siya at ang gagaling ng mga artista dito at direktor."

Meanwhile, Anjo is a commercial model turned actor. His face has been the cover of multiple advertisements, even in print. In his previous projects, Anjo has played drama, romance, and fantasy roles. He will also be part of 'Madrasta', where he will play George, Audrey's (Arra San Agustin) ex-boyfriend, who took her for granted.

As a promise to the viewers, Anjo said, "Siguradong-sigurado ako na mapapasaya, mapapaiyak, at mapaparamdam namin ang sakit at hirap ng mga characters namin. Pinaghandaan ko rin ito sa pamamagitan ng series of workshops para mas mahasa ang talent ko."

Catch Jon, Ysabel, Angela, Erin, Faye, and Anjo in their upcoming shows on GMA Network.

Lifestyle: Kapuso Well-Loved Couple Ken Chan and Rita Daniela Celebrate Minuluan Festival on September 7


The well-loved tandem of RitKen—Rita Daniela and Ken Chan—is celebrating Negros Occidental's Minuluan Festival this Saturday (September 7) via a Kapuso Fiesta courtesy of GMA Regional TV.

Rita and Ken, who are set to be part of the second season of The Clash as Journey Hosts, are sure to treat their Kapuso fans to an evening of fun, music, and kilig in Talisay City Public Plaza, Talisay City beginning at 9 p.m.

Hosting the Kapuso Fiesta is Kapuso comedian Boobay of "The Boobay and Tekla Show".

GMA Network's original musical competition, The Clash, is set to return on television this September 21, opening up the second season with a bang as it introduces a new set of hosts.

Asia's Pop Diva Julie Anne San Jose and Total Heartthrob Rayver Cruz amplify the fun onstage as The Clash Masters, while Rita and Ken give viewers an all-access pass throughout the contestants' journey as The Clash Journey Hosts.

Rita looks forward to meeting the new batch of Clashers, "Ken and I have a fun job as Journey Hosts because we get to talk to the contestants and let viewers in on some behind-the-scene exclusives. I'm very excited."

Meanwhile, Ken is ready to give viewers an inside look into the lives of the Clashers, "Aside from their talent, I'm sure that this new pool of contestants from all around the country and the world have inspiring stories to share with all our Kapuso viewers."

Returning as The Clash judges are Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha, Asia's Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista, and Comedy Concert Queen Ai Ai delas Alas.

The RitKen love team is also set to banner their first-ever primetime project, 'One of the Baes', a millennial fairytale that will take viewers on a voyage of love. Produced by GMA Public Affairs, it will showcase the ups and downs of our Filipino Seafarers through the story of Jowalyn (Rita) and Grant (Ken). Grant is a rich yet kindhearted environmental vlogger while Jowalyn is a brave young woman who dreams of someday becoming the captain of a ship.

"We join our Kapusong Talisaynon in celebrating this year's Minuluan Festival by bringing no less than the well-loved tandem of RitKen who are set to banner their first-ever primetime series via One of the Baes and who are also joining the second season of The Clash as Journey Hosts," says GMA Regional TV Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso. "As we pay homage to Talisay's patron saint, San Nicholas de Tolentino, we also take pride in being part of our Kapusong Talisaynons' devotion to their local culture and arts. We hope that they have fun in the Kapuso Fiesta that we prepared for them," he ends.

All the freshest news, events, and updates about GMA Regional TV are now available on www.gmaregionaltv.com. Follow GMA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gmanetwork and GMA Regional TV at www.facebook.com/GMARegionalTV and on Twitter and Instagram via GMA Regional TV.

September 4, 2019

Movie: "Unforgettable" Trailer Starring Sarah Geronimo feat. Regine Velasquez


Viva Films and IdeaFirst Company unveil the teaser trailer for the movie “Unforgettable” starring Sarah Geronimo and dog named "Happy" with a special participation of Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.

Watch below:

Showbiz: Kathryn Bernardo Says Daniel Padilla's Love Made the Success of "Hello, Love, Goodbye" Possible


Through a long Instagram post, Kathryn Bernardo expressed her love and gratitude to boyfriend Daniel Padilla, whom she said is the very reason behind the success of her recent Star Cinema movie "Hello, Love, Goodbye" opposite Kapuso actor Alden Richards.

Read her Instagram post below:


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So I just came from our thanksgiving party and was finally able to thank the many people who were instrumental to the success of #HelloLoveGoodbye (you guys know who you are). However, there is one person I wasn’t able to mention—and he deserves this ENTIRE post. This person was not only my source of inspiration while I was filming the movie. He was my support system, my rock, my strength. We were hundreds of miles away from each other but not once did he make me feel alone. There were times I almost gave up—I felt exhausted, drained, and too lonely as I was too immersed in the character of Joy. It was one of the hardest things I’ve experienced both on and off cam. But this guy, he kept me going. These are just some of the photos we sent each other every day—just random silly selfies, but they kept me going. I had a pillow with his t-shirt and scent on, which I hugged every night and every time I felt like crying. I know it sounds a bit childish, but that also kept me going. DJ, my love, YOU KEPT ME GOING. Since day one, you were my biggest supporter and my number one cheerleader. I know how hard it was for you to let go of my hand, but despite that you still allowed me to fly.😢 You know how scared I was being away from you too, but you stayed strong for the both of us. You kept reminding me, “Kaya mo yan, mahal. Konti nalang!” You never gave up, you never gave me a reason to doubt myself or us. So to be honest, “thank you” is not enough to cover everything I feel—because it was your love that made all of this possible. I hope I made you proud, my love. I couldn’t have done this without you by my side. 🥺 Your success is mine; my success is yours. ❤️
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Quiz: How to Spend a Rainy Day When You’re at Home?

 

Good bye, summer heat! Hello, rainy season. Now that the weather's getting cooler, you might find yourself at home cozying up in bed or couch. While it's more relaxing than the sweltering hot days, there will be times when you run out of things to do while stuck indoors.
Don't worry—we're here to help you out. Got a restless case of not knowing what to do at home while it's raining outside? Here's a quiz you can take to find out the best way for you to spend a rainy day.

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