Friday, February 10, 2012

It’s ‘V Day’ in ASAP 2012 this Sunday

“ASAP 2012” continues to spread the love this Sunday, February 12, as its fills the hearts of viewers with a massive dose of love, romance, and passion as ASAP stars celebrate Valentine’s Day “up close and personal” for the first time!

Feel the love on its purest form as Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano leads the whole ASAP Kapamilya for one heartfelt and inspiring number, while Pop Royalty Sarah Geronimo’s road to superstardom continues as she conquers the ASAP stage once more with another exhilarating concert performance in ‘SOS.’

Sing your heart’s desires with Angeline Quinto on “Angeline on Q”; and the sweetest serenades from Martin Nievera, ZsaZsa Padilla, Vina Morales, Christian Bautista, Jericho Rosales, KC Concepcion, Nikki Gil, Yeng Constantino, Jovit Baldivino, Bryan Termulo, and ASAP Sessionistas. Double the rock with Next Gen Rock Idol Bamboo and Pinoy Pride Arnel Pineda sharing ultimate concert power for one rousing performance!

To make the ‘V Day’ sweeter, the lead stars of the official Valentine movie of the Philippines “Unofficially Yours” John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin presents a memorable production number that sill surely cheer up everybody’s hearts. Meanwhile young superstar and Pinay Master Chef Judy Anne Santos wafts a special surprise together with the finalists of the “Junior Master Chef Pinoy Edition.” Plus “ASAP 2012″ fans will surely swoon over ASAP dream valentinos John Lloyd, Jericho Rosales, Gerald Anderson, Billy Crawford, Luis Manzano, and Piolo Pascual.

Also a must-see this Sunday is the grand birthday bash for “ASAP 2012” and Star Magic’s main man, Director Johnny Manahan! Witness the star-studded celebration to be led by Star Magic’s brightest stars including Diether Ocampo, Bea Alonzo, Piolo Pascual, Jodi Sta Maria, and Angelica Panganiban.

Meanwhile, hold on to your seats as ASAP Supahdance delivers another hair raising performance with Maja Salvador, John Prats, Rayver Cruz, Iya Villiania, Bugoy Carino, Xyriel Manabat, Erich Gonzales, Enchong Dee, Enrique Gil, Sam Concepcion, Empress, Shaina Magdayao, and Kim Chiu.

Watch out also for the much awaited reunion that everyone is waiting for many years as it will happen once more right on the ASAP centerstage!

Spend your weekend with your loved ones and watch 2011 PMPC Star Awards Best Musical Variety Show and Golden Screen Awards 2011’s Outstanding Musical Program, “ASAP 2012” this Sunday, 1pm, on ABS-CBN.

For updates, photos and to hang out live with the stars at ASAP Chill-Out, simply visit, follow @ASAPOFFICIAL on Twitter, or ‘like’

Betong Sumaya Named Survivor Philippines Celebrity Sole Survivor

Comedian Albert “Betong” Sumaya was named Celebrity Sole Survivor during the Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Showdown grand finale Friday night.

Held live at the Studio 7 of GMA Network Building in Quezon City Friday night, February 10, Betong Sumaya was declared season 4 winner of Survivor Philippines by garnering 4 votes from the 7 jury members namely Maey Bautista, Chuckie Dreyfus, Arthur Solinap and KC Montero.

Mara Yokohama received two votes courtesy of Arnold Aninion and John Odulio of Philippine Volcanoes making her the runner-up. Stef Prescott got 1 vote courtesy of her partner Gino dela Peña.

Betong went home P3-million pesos richer for winning the title. He received the check from GMA-7 Chairman and CEO Felipe Gozon and President and COO Gilberto Duavit, Jr.

‘Luv U’ to Open its First Day of Classes on February 19

With the success of “TODA Max” as the country’s no. 1 sitcom and “Goin’ Bulilit,” which is now on its seventh year, ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Comedy proudly presents its newest member “Luv U,” the comedy series that is sure to spice up the weekends of the youth.

Featured in “Luv U” are the talented former Bulilits who are now tweeners like Miles Ocampo, Angeli Gonzales, Kiray Celis, CJ Navato and Igi Boy Flores. The program also introduces young heartthrob Marco Gumabao.

I’m really honored to be part of Kapamilya Comedy’s ‘Luv U.’ This is my first ever project, so I’ll do my best,” Marco said.

Also jazzing up the stellar cast of “Luv U” are veteran comedians Joy Viado and Smokey Manaloto, together with sizzling hot babe Bangs Garcia. They are sure to give color to the lives of the six tweeners.

“LUV U” is the story of three young girls Camille (Miles), Whitney (Kiray) and April (Angeli), who just transferred to Lamberto Uy Villarama University, or Luv U to finish High School there, where they will also experience about the highs and lows of young love.

It all started when they caught the attention of JB (Marco), Boom (CJ) and Rocky (Igiboy) on their very first day at Luv U. And despite the strict warning of their grandma Lola Paula (Joy), Camille and her cousins continue to pursue the path to teen romance. With all the courtships and attempts on their first kiss, the six teen students will learn a very valuable lesson in life—that you cannot get all straight A’s in love.

In an interview, Miles said she’s ready for the new role and excited for the project because she herself enjoys high school life.

“The program will really make us laugh, but it will also teach a lot of lessons. Young people out there can really relate with this.” Miles said.

Miles added that she’s indebted to Goin’ Bulilit, where she started doing comedy. “Direk Bobot Mortiz didn’t only train us to be good actors, he also instilled in us values that can be helpful in our careers.”

Meanwhile, besides Miles, Kiray, CJ and Igiboy of “LUV U,” and most talked about teen stars Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes, a lot of talented child stars are yet to be honed by “Goin’ Bulilit” and will be part of future Kapamilya shows.

Follow the hilarious and exciting high school story on “Luv U,” which premieres on February 19 (Sunday), after “ASAP Rocks” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, logon to

Okat2kat ‘Scares’ Rivals in TV Ratings

Oka2kat” made a successful comeback on television when its premiere telecast last Saturday became the number one show on its timeslot with a TV rating of 13.6 percent, according to Kantar Media’s national TV ratings data.

“Oka2kat” enjoyed higher viewership than competing programs “Wish Ko Lang” (8.9%) and “24 Oras Weekend” (9.8%) of GMA, and “Wil Time Bigtime” (10.1%) of TV5. Viewers welcomed the new set of tween stars who topbill the new weekly series, namely Paul Salas, Makisig Morales, Sue Anna Ramirez, Jane Oineza, and Joshua Colet.

This week, Andrew (Paul Salas) will begin his horror-filled adventures as he searches for the cursed items stolen from their museum. In order to fulfill his mission, Andrew will be needing the help of new friends he will meet in Pueblo Peligro.

Don’t miss “Oka2kat” every Saturday, after “Showbiz Inside Report” on ABS-CBN. Follow “Oka2kat” on Twitter via and on Facebook via

‘Showbiz Inside Report’ Shares the ‘Truth’ on Grace Lee and Annabelle Rama

Two of today’s most controversial ladies – Grace Lee and Annabelle Rama – will take the spotlight in the next episode of ABS-CBN’s newest showbiz-oriented talkshow “Showbiz Inside Report” (SIR) as Carmina Villaroel, Janice de Belen, Joey Marquez, and Ogie Diaz unravel the real persona behind the much-talked about headlines.

After its pilot episode became a worldwide trending topic in Twitter and won the nationwide TV ratings over its rival show in GMA, “Startalk,” SIR continues to provide the viewers with a more compelling story and in-depth discussion this Saturday, February 11, this time, about the controversial talent manager Annabelle and the latest ‘apple of the eye’ of President Noynoy Aquino, Grace.

Listen to the different stories that will walk us through the lives of Annabelle and Grace. How was their childhood? What are their dreams for their families? Who are the ‘real’ Annabelle and Grace behind the glitz and glamour of showbiz?

Don’t miss another must-see episode of ABS-CBN’s latest showbiz-oriented talkshow, “Showbiz Inside Report” every Saturday at 2:30pm, after “It’s Showtime.” For more updates, log-on at, follow @SIRTVOfficial on Twitter and ‘like’ their Facebook fanpage

Vangie’s Latest Mission: to Protect TV5’s Newest Kapatid International Idol

We all know how your Pinoy Virtual Assistant, Ate Vangie, became an internet celebrity. There’s a buzz going on about her latest mission: to protect TV5’s newest certified Kapatid international idol!

Robin, Vhong, Pokwang and Angel’s Friendship Strengthened via ‘TODA Max’

A few months after ABS-CBN’s flagship sitcom "TODA Max" was launched, it didn’t only become no. 1 in the ratings game, it has also strengthened the friendship of action superstar Robin Padilla, hailed comedy prince Vhong Navarro, seasoned comedienne Pokwang and drama princess Angel Locsin.

The four said that in the few months of working together, they have already created countless memories to cherish. Their characters in the sitcom may sometimes have a hard time settling their differences, but their real camaraderie tells otherwise. They really enjoy the company of each other.

Besides their harmonious working relationship, they are also proud of each others’ achievements. Vhong is a now noontime show host of “It’s Showtime.” Robin also embarks on a new teleserye entitled “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” with Queen of All Media Kris Aquino and Anne Curtis, while Angel is launching her new movie “Unofficially Yours” and Pokwang recently starred in acclaimed films.

Of course, we’re very happy. We’re thankful to ABS-CBN for letting us explore not only comedy, but also drama and other TV genres,” Robin said.

Vhong, on the other hand, didn’t expect that besides starring in top-rating “TODA Max,” he’ll also be given a chance to host the Kapamilya network’s new big project “It’s Showtime.” He considers this blessing another dream come true.

My dream is only to become dancer. To become host of a noontime show is something I never thought of,” he said.

As Angel’s relationship with the athlete she’s dating goes strong, her bonding with co-stars in “TODA Max” also gets tighter. She said that the sitcom paved way to reveal her funny side.

For Pokwang, if she has her recently built mansion, she also has Beverly Gil’s as her second home, as her co-stars and the members of the production team are like a family.

Meanwhile, in its new season, “TODA Max” will make more people happy, as it intensifies its comedy offering.

“TODA Max” also remains undisputed in its timeslot. According to the data from Kantar Media last Saturday (February 4), it got 13.2 % TV rating, which is higher than the 11.5% and 3.6% of the competing stations’ public service programs.

Catch “TODA Max,” after “Maalaala Mo Kaya” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, logon to

Hot Air Balloon Festival 2012 in Clark, Pampanga - Schedule of Activities

Colorful hot air balloons fill the landscape at Clark Air Field in Pampanga on Thursday, February 9, during the launch of the 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. The annual festival, which runs from February 9 to 12, features 26 hot air balloons and a variety of aerial exhibitions from planes to kites.

Check the remaining schedule of activities below:

February 11 Saturday (Third Fiesta Day)

5:00-5:45 am – Philippine Flag jump
5:45-7:00 am – Hot Air Balloon Flights
7:00-7:30 am – RP / Malaysian / Spain/Australia Paragliding Exhibition
7.30-8.00 am – ACFC Ultralight/Microlight aircraft formation flights and flour bombing
8:00-8:30 am – Tandem Skydiving exhibition
8:30-9:00 am – Turbine RC flying display
9:00-9:45 am – Meynard Halili Aerobatic Show
9:45-10:30 am – Helicopter flight display
10:30-11:00 am – Philippine Coast Guard Rescue Demonstration
11:00-12:00 am – PT13 Stearman / AOPA-P Flyby
12:00-12:30 pm – WCC / Aviatour / Omni / PPA / CIA / Orient / flyby
12:30-1:00 pm – Radio-Controlled model aircraft demonstration
1:00-1:30 pm – Winch-launched German aerobatic glider flight
1:30-2:00 pm – KAP / KTP Kite Flying Demonstration
2:00-2:45 pm - AOPA-P Light aircraft balloon bursting competition
2:45-3:15 pm – Skydiving Exhibition
3:15-3:45 pm – CIAC Fire-fighting demonstration
3:45-4:30 pm – Meynard Halili Aerobatic Show
4:00-4:30 pm – ACFC Ultralight / Microlight aircraft formation flights
4:30-5:00 pm – FEATI/Philsca Rocketry Demonstration
5:00-5:30 pm – RP/Malaysian/Spain/ Australia Paragliding Exhibition
5:30-6:00 pm – Hot Air Balloon Night Glow

February 12 Sunday (Fourth Fiesta Day)

5:20-5:30 am – Philippine Flag jump
5:30-7:00 am – Hot Air Balloon Flight
7:00-7:30 am – RP / Malaysian / Spain/ Australia Paragliding Exhibition
7:30-8:00 am – ACFC Ultralight / Microlight aircraft formation flights and flour bombing
8.00-8.30 am – Tandem Skydiving Exhibition
8:30-9:15 am – Meynard Halili / Aerobatic Show
9:15-10:00 am – Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Demo
10:00-11:00 am – Wings Over Asia / AOPA ? P Light Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
11:00-12:00 nn – CIAC Fire-Fighting Demonstration
12:00-12:30 nn – Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Demonstration
12:30-1:00 pm – Car Drifting demonstration
1:00-1:30 pm – PT13/ WCC / Aviatour / Omni / Leading Edge/ Airlink flyby
1:30-2:30 pm – KAP / KTP Flying Exhibition
3:00-3:30pm – AFP / Civilian Skydiving Exhibition
3:30-4:00 pm – ACFC Ultralight / Microlight aircraft formation flights
4:00-4:15 pm – PT13 Stearman fly by
4:15-5:00 pm – Meynard Halili aerobatic Show
5:00-5:30 pm – RP / Malaysian / Spain/Australian Paragliding Exhibition
5:30- 7:30 pm – Hot Air Balloon Night Glow And Fireworks

Thursday, February 09, 2012

LOVE LOVE LOVE in Party Pilipinas

The country’s consistent top rating concert-party celebrates Valentine’s Day this Sunday with PARTY PILIPINAS LOVE.LOVE.LOVE!

Follow a 3-part love story about finding love, fighting the odds, and achieving a “happily ever after”.

Prepare for Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid as she finally makes her comeback performance on Party Pilipinas’ stage.

2011 MMFF Best Actor Dingdong Dantes and Primetime Queen Marian Rivera will usher viewers to the grand launch of their new soap MY BELOVED. DongYan’s My Beloved co-star, Katrina Halili joins singing tandems on DUETS.

Also on DUETS is worldwide Twitter trending topic Maxene Magalona with Arkin Magalona, Aljur Abrenica, Lovi Poe, Glaiza De Castro, and more!

Afternoon prime’s exciting lineup of Kylie Padilla, Rocco Nacino, and new Kapuso sweetheart Max Collins will introduce their new series THE GOOD DAUGHTER.

It’s definitely hearts day because we are also celebrating Heart Evangelista’s birthday. The well-loved tandem of JULIELMO (Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona) headlines RAP ACOUSTIC.

Jennylyn Mercado leads the search for love thru requested songs on LOVE PARTY PILIPINAS.

Our Power Four Ogie Alcasid, Janno Gibbs, Jaya, and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, join vocal forces again with singing royalties Kyla, JayR, Rachelle Ann Go, Mark Bautista, Jolina Magdangal, La Diva, and more for Party Pilipinas ALL STAR.

PP is also putting the LOVELOVELOVE in dance. Show some love for SURVIVOR PHILIPPINES: Celebrity Doubles Showdown Final 3 Albert, Stef, and Mara as they join SAYAW PILIPINAS!

SEXY HATAW will surely sizzle with Rochelle Pangilinan, Aira Bermudez, Michelle and Ehra Madrigal, Bubbles Paraiso, Pauleen Luna, Sam Pinto, and Aljur Abrenica.

Your favorite Tweens are also here for SAYAW KABATAAN and our finest dance acts are introducing a new hip dance. PARTY PILIPINAS LOVELOVELOVE is hosted by Janno Gibbs, Jaya, Ogie Alcasid, Raymond Gutierrez, Jolina Magdangal, Jennylyn Mercado, Tim Yap, Isabelle Daza, Geoff Eigenmann and KC Montero. Party Pilipinas airs this Sunday, 12noon on GMA-7.

Valley Fault System - 2 Schools Found to be Built on West Valley Line

Quezon City officials are studying the possible relocation of 2 public schools that were discovered to be built on top of the West Valley Fault Line (formerly known as the Marikina Valley Fault Line), which experts believe is ripe for a new movement.

Elmo San Diego, head of the Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety, said Silangan Elementary School and Batasan Elementary School lie on top of the West Valley fault line, which has been dormant for about 200 years.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the 20 to 25-kilometer West Valley fault line ends at the boundary of Quezon City, and San Mateo and Rodriguez, Rizal.

Phivolcs Direcor Renato Solidum said the fault line system is already past its dormant phase, and is now ripe for another movement.

"Naabot na niya 'yung minimum na pahinga at baka gumalaw na," Solidum told dzMM.

San Diego also noted that aside from the 2 schools, several mansions had been built on top of the fault line.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

"Nandito Ako" Full Trailer Starring David Archuleta, Jasmine Curtis Smith and Eula Caballero

Catch here the full trailer of TV5's upcoming miniserye titled “Nandito Ako”

Starring David Archuleta, Jasmine Curtis Smith and Eula Caballero.
Also starring Gelli de Belen, Aiko Melendez, G Toengi, Ana Capri, Mon Confiado, Alwyn Uytingco, Joseph Bitangcol, RS Francisco, Ana Feleo, Perla Bautista, David Bianco and Byron Ortile.

Directed by Mac Alejandre, "Nandito Ako" premieres February 20 after "Valiente" on TV5 primetime block.

‘Angelito: Batang Ama’ Now Airs an Hour Long in Kapamilya Gold

Due to insistent public demand, “Angelito: Batang Ama” now airs an hour long every weekdays in the new Kapamilya Gold afternoon block of ABS-CBN.

Viewers can get to see more of the show’s riveting plots and twists on its longer time and will get hooked even more especially this week as Angelito and Rosalie’s (Charee Pineda) battle for custody on Jun Jun (Joshen Bernardo) heats up. The two tried to compromise yet fate continues to test their strengths as parents. Rosalie takes the last straw when Jun Jun met an accident while he was with Angelito. Will Angelito lose Jun Jun for good? How determined is he to fight for his rights as father to his son? Don’t miss “Angelito: Batang Ama,” 3:15 PM after “Mundo Man ay Magunaw” in ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold.

Follow @Batang_Ama on Twitter, AngelitoBatangAma on Facebook and YouTube. Tweet your thoughts, comments, and suggestions using the hashtag #AngelitoBatangAma.

‘One Love, One Heart, One Nation’ - GMA Kapuso Month Theme

Check out the music video for GMA-7′s Kapuso Month theme “One Love, One Heart, One Nation” featuring tween stars Derrick Monasterio and Lexi Fernandez, composed by Simon Peter Tan, lyrics by Andie Manahan, and video by Dudz Clotario.

Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid 'Mr. & Mrs. A'

Husband and wife Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez and Singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid will stage their first concert together as husband and wife at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on February 14, 2012 titled "Mr. & Mrs. A".

Pokwang Reveals Real Beauty in ‘Wansapanataym’

Comedienne Pokwang topbills this Saturday’s (February 11) ‘Hair, There and Everywhere’ episode of “Wansapanataym.”

She will portray the role of Maisa, a good-hearted lady who has been insecure all her whole life because of her rough and frizzy hair. One mysterious day, she wakes up with a long and shiny hair, which will turn her life around. However, her new-found beauty will cause her loved ones despair as Maisa will become vain, arrogant, and insensitive, especially to her family. Also starring in ‘Hair, There and Everywhere’ episode are Rafael Rosell, Susan Africa, Kelly Misa, Dionne Monsanto, Roden Araneta, Angelo Garcia, and Amy Nobleza. It is written by Noreen Capili and directed by Francis Pasion.

Discover the real beauty inside and out in another lesson-filled episode of “Wansapanataym” this Saturday night on ABS-CBN after “TV Patrol Weekend.” For more updates, log on to or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Negros Quake Death Toll Reaches 48, Survivors Beg for Help

The death toll from the magnitude 6.9 quake that hit Negros Oriental Monday, February 6, as of yesterday, February 8, reached 48 while 92 are still missing according to Col. Francisco Zosimo Patrimonio Jr., commander of the Army’s 302nd Brigade based in the province.

The official death toll from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, (NDRRMC) however, is lower, at 22, including seven new fatalities.

NDRRMC Executive Director Benito Ramos, who is in Negros Oriental, said the seven new fatalities died in hospitals where they were brought after they were pinned down by collapsed walls.

Ramos also said the number of missing remain at 71 – mostly victims of landslides in Guihulngan City, which is near the epicenter of the quake, and La Libertad town.

Meanwhile, survivors begged rescuers to keep searching for dozens of people buried in landslides, but officials said hopes of finding them alive were dim.

Please do not give up, please continue searching,” 47-year-old housewife Virginsita Magalso whose 68-year-old mother, an older brother, his wife, and their two young children were among those buried when part of a hill collapsed on homes in the farming community of La Libertad on Negros.

We can still save them, miracles happen all the time.”

Guihulngan Mayor Ernesto Reyes said the mountain village in Guihulngan was buried under about 10 meters (30 feet) of debris, with rescue efforts painfully slow because people had only picks, shovels and their bare hands to claw through the dirt.

Roads and bridges to Guihulngan, a coastal city of about 100,000 flanked by mountains, were badly damaged in the quake, meaning rescuers had difficulties bringing in earth movers and supplies for survivors.

Our immediate concern now is how to serve the living. We don’t have enough food, there is no electricity and water,” Reyes said.

We are appealing for help from everyone.”

Roel Degamo, the governor of Negros Oriental province where the worst of the damage occurred, said the likelihood of finding anyone alive was very low.

We are in a state of shock, and all we can do now for those still missing is to pray,” Degamo said.

Bianca Manalo and Alfred Vargas Topbill ‘Love Potion’ Episode of ‘MMK’

The popular quote ‘True love conquers all’ will be proven true this Saturday as “Maalaala Mo Kaya” caters the love story of a half Korean-half Pinoy named Lenny (Alfred Vargas) and his conquest in pursuing his love for Yvonne (Bianca Manalo).

After being turned down several times, Lenny’s persistence when Yvonne became his girlfriend. Just when Lenny thought everything was going well for both of them, he proposed to Yvonne thinking that she would be willing to marry him. Yvonne did accept his proposal but three days before their wedding, she got cold feet and runaway. Frustrated, Lenny sought the help of a witch doctor to make Yvonne fall for him through a love potion. Will the potion work or will it drive Yvonne away from him.

MMK’s ‘Love Potion’ episode also features Rio Locsin, Bembol Rocco, Alfred Labatos, Bea Nicholas, Mark Joshua Sayarot, Richard Yap, Wendy Valdez and Joyce So. It was researched by Ayoy Ramos, written by Joan Habana, and directed by Lino Cayetano.

Don’t miss the month-long celebration of love this February in the longest running drama anthology of Asia, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK), every Saturday night, after “Junior Master Chef Pinoy Edition.” For more updates, log on to, follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like”

Charice One for the Heart Valentine Special Airs on GMA 7

International singing sensation Charice, comes home once again to celebrate Valentine's Day with her Kapuso fans via her television special aptly entitled "Charice, One for the Heart."

The Pinoy Pride is back, and she is all grown up–her voice more breathtaking, and her stance more powerful before her audience. This time with her very own band that she takes to her international tours, Charice performs songs closest to her heart–songs that talk about her journey as an artist, and her plight as a daughter ever loving to her parents and family.

Charice also pays tribute to well-loved OPM love songs as she shares the stage with Pop Balladeer Mark Bautista, and RNB Prince Jay-R. Another must-see on the show is a tender moment where Charice sings to her father Ricky Pempengco who passed away last year.

Get to know the latest from Charice as she sings a few hits off her second international studio album Infinity, and talks about an Asian tour happening very soon.

Watch also the country’s most sought-after love teams, newly-weds, and most celebrated couples, as they share their love stories and give a prelude to each special performance by Charice.

Directed by Louie Ignacio (the man behind the acclaimed "Charice – Home for Valentine’s" in 2011, the International singing sensation promises to captivate and capture hearts once again on "Charice, One for the Heart" airing this February on GMA.

KC Concepcion Reveals Valentine Date

KC Concepcion will celebrate Valentine’s Day, February 14, with not just one person but the whole city of Cebu as she goes to Cebu Institute of Technology-University for the Visayas leg of the highly anticipated singing competition “The X Factor Philippines.”

Before that, KC will also invade Bacolod City this Saturday (Feb 11) and go to Colegio San Agustin to witness if hopefuls from the city of smiles can be the country’s next singing superstar. “The X Factor Philippines” is open to all Filipinos, aged 16 and above, who can sing and who thinks he or she has the ‘x factor.’ Interested Kapamilyas can audition in solo, duo, trio, or group acts.

Those auditioning should bring a minus one CD of their audition piece. First introduced in the UK, “The X Factor” has conquered more than 30 countries as of mid-2011 and produced more than 50 winners around the world, including Melanie Amaro, who became the first season winner of “The X Factor USA” last month. Who will be the first Pinoy “X Factor” winner? Watch out for “The X Factor Philippines,” hosted by KC Concepcion, airing soon on ABS-CBN.

ABS-CBN Continues to Support Bb. Pilipinas

ABS-CBN, the country’s largest multimedia conglomerate, is proud to be the official carrier of the Binibining Pilipinas pageant for the second year in a row.

It can be recalled that last year, the Kapamilya network staged the Philippines’ most prestigous pageant, where Shamcey Supsup was hailed Binibining Pilipinas-Universe and eventually became 4th Runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant. 

In an interview, Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) chair Stella Marquez Araneta commended ABS-CBN for bringing an excellent show last year, which she said some believe to be better than the Miss Universe production. For more updates, logon to

The Good Daughter Starring Kylie Padilla Premieres Monday on GMA Afternoon Prime

Moving beyond the shadow of her famous actor-dad, Kylie Padilla has started to carve a name in the industry all on her own.

Her first solo project, Blusang Itim, was such a success that GMA-7 is once again banking on the pretty and talented young star as she topbills the new afternoon drama, The Good Daughter. The program will premiere on February 13 after Kokak on GMA Afternoon Prime.

In her new project, Kylie plays Bea, a sweet yet assertive teenager who meets a turning point in her life when her mother dies and her father marries someone she disapproves of. As she learns of her stepmother’s true intentions, Bea is forced to reveal a tougher side to her personality and fight for the sake of her family.

Kylie prepared long and hard for her new show clocking in long hours in workshops and internalizing her role as Bea. But despite the pressure, Kylie, who just turned 19 last January 25, is thankful for this opportunity and embraces the challenges and pressure that comes with being a full-fledged drama actress.

She is joined by a pool of reputable actors led by Raymond Bagatsing who plays the role of Rico, Bea’s father and owner of a successful coffee shop business; Alicia Mayer as Sharon, Rico’s first love and Bea’s step-mother; and Glydel Mercado as Tina, Bea’s mother, who will suffer a painful death in the story.

Playing equally challenging roles are Rocco Nacino as Darwin, Sharon’s son from her first husband and Bea’s love interest; LJ Reyes as Frances, Darwin’s sister and another villain in the story; Angelie Nicole Sanoy as Julia, Sharon’s daughter with Rico, who holds the key to the real reason behind Tina’s death; and introducing the newest Kapuso actress, Max Collins, who will play an important role as Ziri, Bea’s best friend and the third person in the love triangle with Bea and Darwin.

Completing the cast are Dion Ignacio as Paul, Frances’ submissive boyfriend; Ervic Vijandre as Mario, an aspiring model and a barista at Rico’s cafe; and Ms. Luz Valdez as Lola Lourdes, Bea’s doting grandmother.

In The Good Daughter, Bea (Kylie Padilla) seems to have the perfect life - having a family who adores and provides her every need--until a woman named Sharon (Alicia Mayer) and her 10-year-old daughter Julia (Angelie Nicole Sanoy) appear at her 18th birthday party and introduce themselves as her father’s (Raymond Bagatsing) second family.

Distraught, Bea’s mother Tina (Glydel Mercado) leaves the venue of the party in tears and unfortunately meets an accident when an explosion takes place in the building, which also puts at risk Sharon and Julia.

While Tina agonizes in pain, Sharon sees this as an opportunity to replace the former in Rico’s life leading her to kill Tina. As Bea weeps for her mother’s demise, she puts the blame on her father, who is then being pressured by Sharon to marry her or else she and her daughter will leave the country for good. Rico, torn between Bea’s disapproval and the possibility of building a new family with Sharon, eventually gives in to Sharon’s demands.

As Sharon assumes the role of Rico’s new wife, her true colors further surface as she mistreats Bea behind Rico’s back. Feeling helpless and alone more than ever, Bea runs away from home and travels to her grandmother’s province.

However, as Bea begins to find comfort in the arms of her Lola Lourdes (Luz Valdez), she discovers that her father is gravely ill and that Sharon has started to take over the company. More than that, she uncovers more of her stepmother’s evil deeds, including the real reason why her mother died, prompting her to return home and reunite with her father.

As she comes to face with the woman who has done her family wrong, how will Bea protect her father and the business that is also rightfully hers? Can peace still be restored in a home that was once shattered by dishonesty and spite?

The Good Daughter is another premium creation by the GMA Drama Group headed by GMA VP for drama Lilybeth G. Rasonable, AVP for Drama Redgie Acuña Magno and Program Manager Helen Rose S. Sese. It is conceptualized by GMA’s creative team which consists of Afternoon Prime head Roy Iglesias, creative consultant Des Garbes-Severino, who also came up with the concept for the show, head writer Aloy Adlawan, writers Anna Aleta-Nadela, Glaiza Ramirez, and Gilbeys Sardea, brainstormers Paul Sta Ana, Delfin Ilao, and Jason Lim, and is made for television by executive producer Carol Galve under the direction of Mike Tuviera.

Indeed, Kylie Padilla deserves more than just being called as “the daughter of”. She will prove this once more in The Good Daughter premiering this February 13 after Kokak on GMA Afternoon Prime.

Get the latest updates about The Good Daughter from its official Facebook page, Twitter account, and the GMA Network website.

Katrina Halili Offers a Different Kind of Massage in GMA’s ‘Spooky Valentine’

This Saturday, February 11, Katrina Halili, Paolo Contis and Antonio Aquitaña will star in GMA-7′s “Spooky Valentine presents Masahista,” airing after Manny Many Prizes.

When people talk about “stress relievers” these days, medications only rank second to a hard and soothing massage, which is readily available in the hundreds of spas and massage parlors marking the Metro Manila landscape. People come to these places to unwind and de-stress. But what if you’d find out that the masseuse, who’s giving you a gentle rub, is a vengeful ghost with a gloomy past?

This Saturday, Katrina Halili, Paolo Contis and Antonio Aquitaña will give a “spooky” twist to the usually relaxing massage in Spooky Valentine presents “Masahista.”

Antonio Aquintaña portrays the character of Patrick, a massage-parlor owner, who meets an accident that would render him suffering from locunar amnesia. After being discharged from the hospital, he resumes work at the massage parlor hoping that this would aid in his recovery. But just as he thinks everything in his life is falling back into place, something strange happens: a ghost of a beautiful woman frequently appears to him, seemingly wanting to reveal to him something. Ripped off his memories, Patrick couldn’t comprehend that the ghost was that of Noemi (Katrina Halili), a former masseuse who worked at his parlor. Noemi and Patrick’s womanizing brother Mike (Paolo Contis) have had an affair until one day, it took a tragic end. As Patrick recovers his memory, he begins to solve the puzzle, piece by piece.

Find out how this strange story unfolds on Spooky Valentine presents “Masahista”, this Saturday, February 11, after Manny Many Prizes on GMA-7.

Grace Lee Chosen as Bench Newest Endorser

Korean DJ-TV host Grace Lee is also now a product endorser.

President Noynoy's rumored girlfriend is the newest well-known personality to ever endorse the world-class local clothing brand "Bench". She now joins Piolo Pascual, Angelica Panganiban, Richard Gutierrez, Dingdong Dantes, Lovi Poe, Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, Carla Abellana, Richard Gomez, Lucy Torres, andKris Aquino in the long list of the most credible local endorsers.

"Of course, it's an honor for me. For them to get me as an endorser is a privilege." she said.

But before anyone thinks it might have something to do with her involvement with President Noynoy, Lee already clarified that Bench had been planning to get her even before it was reported that she was seeing the President.

Startalk Wins Against Showbiz Inside Report

Despite the launch of ABS-CBN's newest investigative showbiz-oriented talk show "Showbiz Inside Report", GMA-7's longest running and trusted showbiz authority "Startalk" continues to reign on its timeslot.

Sa loob ng labing-anim na taon, patuloy ang pamamayagpag sa ere ng Startalk TX. Kaya naman kahit na anong programang itapat dito ay hindi tumatagal sa ere at palaging natatalo sa ratings.

Ayon sa datos na nagmula sa mas kinikilala at pinagkakatiwalaang TV ratings supplier na Nielsen TV Audience Measurement, noong nakaraang Sabado ay tinalo ng STARTALK TX ang katapat nitong bagong programa na Showbiz Inside Report.

Nakapagtala ang STARTALK TX ng household audience share na 32.1% rating habang ang kalaban nitong programa ay nakakuha lamang ng 21.6% base sa Mega Manila overnight ratings.

Hindi na talaga matibag ang STARTALK pagdating sa paghahatid ng mga maiinit at esklusibong showbiz scoops at balita tuwing Sabado ng hapon.

Kaya para sa pinagkakatiwalaang explosive showbiz balita, huwag ng palampasin ang nag-iinit na episodes ng STARTALK TX tuwing Sabado pagkatapos ng Eat Bulaga sa GMA.

‘Budoy’ Pays Tribute to Education Advocates

“Budoy” will feature short documentaries that will pay tribute to education advocates.

ABS-CBN’s biggest family drama series, “Budoy,” continues to inspire viewers not only through its heartwarming scenes but also with its new segment titled “Mga Kuwento ni Budoy: Isang Pagpupugay sa mga Guro at Mag-aaral,” that features short documentaries of ordinary people that showed their utmost dedication to uphold the value of education in the country. It aims to pay tribute to education advocates like 2009 CNN Hero of the Year Efren Peñaflorida.

Meanwhile, “Budoy” fans will surely be glued more on their TV sets as more explosive scenes are yet to be revealed. How will Budoy react upon learning that her Mommy Luisa (ZsaZsa Padilla) and Nanay Elena (Janice de Belen) filed a case against his father Anton (Tirso Cruz III)? Will the Maniegos feel more guilty when they discover that Luisa’s life was put on the line just to save Budoy from the kidnappers?

Don’t dare miss “Budoy,” weeknights, after “E-Boy” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www. budoy .tv , follow @budoy_tv on Twitter, and ‘like’

'My Beloved' Cast and Characters

My Beloved, starring reel and real-life sweethearts Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, is an upcoming romance-horror-suspense series GMA-7.

Under the direction of Dominic Zapata, "My Beloved" premieres February 13, 2012 on GMA Telebabad.

Catch the cast photos of 'My Beloved' below (click pics to enlarge):

Dingdong Dantes as Arlan / Benjie

Marian Rivera as Sharina

Mikael Daez

Jennica Garcia as Monica

Carl Guevarra

Alden Richards as Harold

John Hall

Saab Magalona as Kaye

Ynna Asistio as Kynnah

Andrea Torres as Bianca

Fabio Ide as Rowan

Photos: Dinno Erece

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Noynoy Aquino Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN)

The Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) of Philippine President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III at the end of 2010 has been released. Check below:

GMA Network Shows Finalists in New York Festivals 2012

9 Kapuso shows made it as finalists in the 2012 New York Festivals TV and Film Awards Competition. They are:

Front Row: Bente Dos (Twenty-Two)
GMA Network, Inc.
Community Portraits
Report Card
GMA Network, Inc.

History & Society
Pluma: Si Rizal, Ang Dakilang Manunulat (Rizal, The Great Writer)
GMA Network, Inc.

Nature & Wildlife
Born to be Wild: The Born Expeditions Finale The Monster of Mae Klong and The Great White Shark
GMA Network, Inc.

Social Issues/Current Events
Front Row: Yaman Sa Basura (Child Urban Miners)
GMA Network, Inc.

I-Witness: Gintong Putik
GMA Network, Inc.

I-Witness: Lapnos (Burn)
GMA Network, Inc.

Reel Time: Lusong (Live to Dive)
GMA Network, Inc.

Reel Time: Tira (Infected)
GMA Network, Inc.

The New York Festivals' World’s Best Television & Films honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 40 countries. Dedicated to both the TV and Film industries, categories mirror today’s global trends and encourage the next generation of story-tellers: News, Sports, Documentary, Reality, Drama, Feature Films, Telenovelas, Webisodes, Promo, Music Videos, Corporate Films, and Animation.

The 2012 TV & Film Awards ceremony for The World’s Best TV & Films will be held on April 17th in conjunction with The NAB Show in Las Vegas.

ABS-CBN Shows Finalists in New York Festivals 2012

5 Kapamilya shows made it as finalists in the 2012 New York Festivals TV and Film Awards Competition. They are:

Best Newscast
TV Patrol: Storm Juaning
ABS-CBN Corporation

ABS-CBN Corporation

History & Society
EDSA25: Sulyap sa Kasaysayan (A Glimpse of History)
ABS-CBN Corporation

Magazine Format
Rated K / Kwento ng Buhay Ko (This is my Life)
ABS-CBN Corporation

Social Issues/Current Events
Krusada / Crusade
ABS-CBN Corporation

The New York Festivals' World’s Best Television & Films honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 40 countries. Dedicated to both the TV and Film industries, categories mirror today’s global trends and encourage the next generation of story-tellers: News, Sports, Documentary, Reality, Drama, Feature Films, Telenovelas, Webisodes, Promo, Music Videos, Corporate Films, and Animation.

The 2012 TV & Film Awards ceremony for The World’s Best TV & Films will be held on April 17th in conjunction with The NAB Show in Las Vegas.

TV5 Shows Finalists in New York Festivals 2012

2 Kapatid shows made it as finalists in the 2012 New York Festivals TV and Film Awards Competition. They are:

Community Service Programs
Wanted: Child Special
Associated Broadcasting Company (TV5)

News 5 Debates: A Challenge For Change
Associated Broadcasting Company (TV5)

The New York Festivals' World’s Best Television & Films honors programming in all lengths and forms from over 40 countries. Dedicated to both the TV and Film industries, categories mirror today’s global trends and encourage the next generation of story-tellers: News, Sports, Documentary, Reality, Drama, Feature Films, Telenovelas, Webisodes, Promo, Music Videos, Corporate Films, and Animation.

The 2012 TV & Film Awards ceremony for The World’s Best TV & Films will be held on April 17th in conjunction with The NAB Show in Las Vegas.

TV5 Welcomes Its Newest Morning Show "Good Morning Club"

As TV5's early morning show "Sapul sa Singko" bids farewell last Friday, February 3, a much more exciting show premeired yesterday called "Good Morning Club" to help you start your day right.

Hosted by Paolo Bediones, Martin Andanar, Cheryl Cosim, Pat Fernandez, Amy Perez, Christine Bersola-Babao, Chiqui Roa-Puno, Lucky Mercado and Shalala,  "Good Morning Club," airs from Mondays to Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. only on TV5.

Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes' "Growing Up" Bids Goodbye this Sunday

ABS-CBN's top-rating teen drama series "Growing Up" topbilled by Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes will air its final episode this Sunday, February 12. After Ella (Kathryn) and Tammy (Julia) chose friendship over pride, the whole barkada will be faced with another challenge, that is to help their beloved teacher and coach Miss Ortega (Maricar Reyes) in her fight against cancer.

Meanwhile, watch out for the last revelations of the "Growing Up" love teams 'EllRick' of Ella and Patrick (Daniel Padilla); 'JaMmy' of Jason (Diego Loyzaga) and Tammy; 'Casoy' of Cassie (Yen Santos) and Tikoy (Neil Coleta); and 'Mocha-Vanilla Baby' of Britney (Kiray Celis) and Winston (EJ Jallorina).

Also, watch out in the finale how the gang "grew up" after a couple of years - who among Ella, Tammy, Cassie, and Britney will get pregnant? Never miss the last ultimate bonding experience of “Growing Up” this Sunday after “ASAP 2012” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log-on to or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

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