Wednesday, March 28, 2012

KC Concepcion - Yes! Magazine April 2012 Issue

KC Concepcion - Yes! Magazine April 2012 Issue

Toni Gonzaga - Meg Magazine April 2012 Issue

Toni Gonzaga - Meg Magazine April 2012 Issue

Monday, March 26, 2012

Enchong Dee - Kim Chiu Accident on ASAP 2012 Supahdance Production Number (Video)

Watch below Kim Chiu and Enchong Dee's disaster production number during last Sunday's ASAP 2012 Supahdance segment where Kim accidentally fell with her head hitting the dance floor when Enchong failed to lift her properly.

Right after the accident, Kim posted a picture of hers at ASAP's official Twitter account (@ASAPOFFICIAL) telling fans that she's still safe and sound.

Jiggy Manicad and Maki Pulido Investigates Child Abandonment, Military 'Abuses' in Reporter's Notebook

Jiggy Manicad and Maki Pulido Investigates Child Abandonment, Military 'Abuses' in Reporter's Notebook

In the middle of the night, a security camera captures a disheartening scene: a young woman leaves her child by the doorstep of someone else's home. After some inquiry, authorities tracked down her whereabouts. When asked why she abandoned her child, she said that she did not have the means to raise the child properly adding that if she only had a choice, she would have done otherwise.

This Tuesday, GMA's award-winning documentary program Reporter's Notebook will discuss the problem of child abandonment and what really drives many "unprepared" moms to desert their children. Are poverty and emotional inadequacy the culprits, or are all these just an excuse to evade the responsibility of being a mom?

The episode will also investigate cases of abuse against women and civilians involving members of the military. One case involves a 17-year old girl who is now being treated for trauma after being raped apparently by a soldier who had been wooing her. The suspect is now being held in custody together with two suspected accomplices -- all uniformed personnel. Another case involves a man in Albay who alleges that he was tortured by military men who had mistaken him for a member of the New People's Army (NPA). Until now, no one from among the military has been considered a suspect and the victim has not been given justice.

Last January, an international group released a report stating that the Philippine government has done very little in getting into the bottom of these so-called "military abuses." The report also revealed that most of the suspects in these cases have not been tried yet. What does the government - or the military - have to say about these allegations?

Find out the answers on Reporter's Notebook hosted by broadcast journalists Jiggy Manicad and Maki Pulido, airing this Tuesday, March 27, 11:30pm on GMA-7.

A New and Different Amy Austria in "Unos" Episode of Tanikala: Ang Ikaapat ng Yugto

A New and Different Amy Austria in "Unos" Episode of Tanikala: Ang Ikaapat ng Yugto

On Maundy Thursday, catch veteran actress Amy Austria-Ventura in one of her rare appearances on TV in the Holy Week Special Tanikala: Ang Ikaapat ng Yugto. In her notable performance and unique role as Lupe in the episode entitled "Unos", Amy plays the life of a loving mother who performs witchcraft to support her family.

She shares, “I play the role of Lupe here, a loving mother to her children. But since her husband is unable to support the family, she also does witchcraft which she learned from her ancestors so she could earn money...but she is a good person. For the family, for her children…she’ll do anything whatever it takes.”

When asked if she was challenged with the role, the actress admitted that she felt a little uncomfortable with some of the scenes, despite her being a distinguished and experienced actress. The reason – Amy now “chooses” her roles with conviction. And this happened after she experienced a life-changing encounter.

As much as possible, I don’t like to do horror films. I would, maybe, before when I wasn’t a Christian yet. But eversince I got to know the Lord, I don’t accept those kinds of roles anymore. I even have to do chants and rituals here because of my role as babaylan which makes it really uncomfortable for me,” explains Amy.

She adds, “I accepted this project because this is my commitment to the Lord, I believe this is my chance to share the gospel to the people. Plus the fact that they will really learn a lot from the story of Lupe.”

To prepare for the heavy scenes, Amy’s preparation requires more than just the physical and the technical aspects. She never forgets the most important preparation – Prayer. “I always pray for God’s protection and guidance. I even asked my friends to cover me with prayers because of the chantings and rituals that I had to do for the story.”

Amy also shares how she relates with her character, Lupe. As a mother, she knows how it is to love and to love unselfishly, especially when it comes to her son. According to her, her love grew even more when she met the one who really loves her unconditionally. In addition, she discovered the true purpose of her life and of her special gift in acting.

Before, I act just for the sake of acting as my job. I have to act because I am the breadwinner of our family. When I became a Christian, as much as possible, I do it for the glory of God.”

"Unos" also stars actors Alden Richards and Mike Lloren. Watch "Unos" episode of Tanikala: Ang Ikaapat ng Yugto on April 5 (Maundy Thursday) 5:00 p.m. on GMA 7. Written by Gin Sardea and directed by John Tan.

Tanikala: Ang Ikaapat na Yugto is the Holy Week special of CBN Asia, the producer of weeknight inspirational TV program The 700 Club Asia. “LIKE” its official Facebook Fanpage for regular updates on Tanikala.

Will it be Big Four or Big Five in ‘PBB Unlimited’ Big Night?

Will it be Big Four or Big Five in ‘PBB Unlimited’ Big Night?

Tin Patrimonio named newest evictee. Biggel leads latest overnight voting.

Before viewers get to vote for their favorite housemate for the Big Winner title, the five remaining housemates of “Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited” namely Biggel, Divine, Paco, Pamu, and Slater have to first go through a special challenge that will give them the chance to grab another slot to add to the usual Big Four slots at the Big Night.

For the first time in PBB history, the housemates were offered the ‘Big Shot for a Big Slot’ task that will determine if all or only four of them will battle out for the Big Winner title at the much-awaited “PBB Unlimited: Big Night at the Grandstand” to be held at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila this Saturday (March 31).

If Biggel, Divine, Paco, Pamu, and Slater fail, one of them will get the boot. If they succeed, each of them will automatically secure a slot at the Big Night. What test will Big Brother give them now?

Meanwhile, mentions on Tin, who was evicted from the Big Brother house last Saturday (March 24), flooded Twitter worldwide, clinching two spots in the micro-blogging site. Tin’s eviction shocked many viewers as she usually dominated previous voting polls in the season.

Tin, daughter of basketball superstar Alvin Patrimonio, fell short in gaining support from her fans and managed to garner only 11.50% of the votes versus Slater (14.16%), Pamu (17.26%), Paco (18.39%), Divine (19.20%), and Biggel (19.49%).

Who will go head-to-head for the Big Winner title at the Big Night? Don’t miss the exciting developments in the season’ last week in “Pinoy Big Brother UnliDay” with Bianca Gonzalez weekdays after “Angelito: Batang Ama” in Kapamilya Gold and in “Pinoy Big Brother UnliNight” with Toni Gonzaga weeknights after “Dahil sa Pag-ibig” in Primetime Bida. Also stay tuned to “PBB Unlimited Updates” with Robi Domingo during “Angelito: Batang Ama” and “E-Boy” on ABS-CBN. For the program’s updates, follow his Secretary on Twitter at @OfficialPBB4 or like.

Kapatid Stars Clinch Major Awards at 9th Golden Screen Awards for Movies

Kapatid Stars Clinch Major Awards at 9th Golden Screen Awards for Movies

Kapatid stars have yet again proven their mettle as actors in the silver screen as they ruled the Entertainment Press Inc.’s 9th Golden Screen Awards for Movies held recently.

Aga Muhlach, who is regularly seen in Pinoy Explorer, bagged his second Best Actor trophy this year after he was declared Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role-Drama trophy for his performance in the movie “In the Name of Love.” He was earlier hailed Movie Actor of the Year at the 28th Star Awards for Movies.

Edgar Allan Guzman and Martin Escudero were tied in the Best Performance by an Actor in Musical or Comedy for “Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me” and “Zombadings 1: Patayin sa Takot si Remington,” respectively. Earlier at Gawad Tanglaw, Kapitan Awesome actor Martin Escudero was hailed Best Actor while Lokomoko star Edgar Allan Guzman was finalist in the same category for the said movies.

Meanwhile, NEWS5 program manager Kristoffer Brugada won the the Best Story trophy for the indie film “Patikul.”

The Golden Screen Awards also conferred the Lino Brocka Lifetime Achievement Award to the one and only Superstar, Ms. Nora Aunor. The said lifetime achievement award was Superstar’s second this year after she was listed among Gawad Tanglaw’s “11 Pinaka Kapuri-puring Artista ng Dekada.”

Following her return to the Philippines late last year, the Superstar has received distinctions from several award-giving bodies including a Lifetime Achievement Award and an Icon of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) from the PMPC Star Awards for Music, the Honorary Originals of Philippine Cinema Award at the Cinema One Originals Independent Film Festival, another Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th Cinemanila International Film Festival, and Hall of Fame at the Star Awards for TV.

‘Patrol ng Pilipino’ Uncovers Plight of Young Rape Victims

‘Patrol ng Pilipino’ Uncovers Plight of Young Rape Victims

One child is raped every 2 hours and 30 minutes, according to data from the Philippine National Police Women and Child Protection Center, while the youngest victim of rape in the country is a three-year old kid, based from Center for Women’s Resources’ 2012 records.

Tomorrow (March 27) in “Patrol ng Pilipino,” Sol Aragones will give a face to these alarming numbers by sharing the stories of rape victims and their parents whose lives have changed forever due to fear, trauma, and even death of the victim.

According to CWR, violence against women and children continues despite the 37 laws, executive orders, and resolutions seeking to protect their rights.

Join Sol as she calls for justice for the victims this Women’s Month and tackle the ‘seven deadly sins against women,’ which includes sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

Meanwhile, Ron Gagalac will report the events in the recent transport caravan mounted by public transportation drivers across the country to clamor for the scrapping of the 12% VAT on gasoline prices and the Oil Deregulation Law. Ron will get the side of the government to know if it intends to amend the law or give long-term solutions to the problem.

Know the stories behind the news in “Patrol ng Pilipino” tomorrow (March 27) in “Patrol ng Pilipino” after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN, or watch it earlier on DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26), 9:15 p.m.

Bianca Gonzalez - Esquire Magazine April 2012

Bianca Gonzales - Esquire Magazine April 2012

Get ready to have some fun with Bianca Gonzalez - the April 2012 cover girl of Esquire Philippines Magazine - in her sexiest shoot to date as photographed by BJ Pascual, makeup by Lala Flores, hair by Ney Guese, and styled by Liz Uy.

Aside from must-read feature about Bianca’s idea of fun (all written by Bianca, herself), this issue also brings interesting articles like:

Experience Tokyo, survive Kabul, and learn how to shoot a sex scene. Esquire lists down an impressive Fun list with 81 things to do, know, and consider. This list has everything you’ll need to enjoy the brighter side of life.

Mon Jimenez shares what he’s learned. The advertising icon and current Tourism savior, talks about his “Mad Men” days, the truth behind tourism, and what’s next for fun.
Stay cool during the 100 days of summer. Upgrade your wardrobe whether you’re at the beach or at work. Esquire Fashion Director, Raymond Gutierrez, shows you Style’s summer secrets.
Get to know the woman behind GMA: Len Bautista-Horn. The former President’s spokesperson speaks out to Esquire, in an exclusive interview by Twink Macaraig.
Esquire Philippines Magazine April 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.

Wako Wako, a Consistent Winner in the TV Ratings Battle

Wako Wako, a Consistent Winner in the TV Ratings Battle

Just a few weeks after its launching, “Wako Wako” right away became the country’s most watched fantasy series.

Proof of this victory is the high TV ratings that the program consistently receives. In fact, the show is always included in the coveted list of top 20 programs.

According to the data from Kantar Media last Monday (March 19), “Wako Wako” got 17.1 percent TV rating, which is higher than its rival fantaserye’s 11.5 percent.

“Wako Wako” also became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter recently, as viewers flooded the said social media with good commentaries and commendations.

Meanwhile, for this coming week on “Wako Wako,” The clash between Diyosa Marishka (Ai Ai de las Alas) and Ukaw Ukaw intensifies as the former allies finally meet to battle for supremacy over Arukanan.

Catch “Wako Wako,” Mondays through Fridays, before TV Patrol on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. For more information, like .

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Katrina Halili is 3-Months Pregnant with Kris Lawrence Baby

Katrina Halili is 3-Months Pregnant with Kris Lawrence Baby

Katrina Halili admitted the rumor that she’s pregnant.

In her interview with Ricky Lo on GMA-7′s weekly showbiz talk show “Startalk” on Saturday, March 24, the 26-year-old Kapuso Kontrabida star said that she’s three months pregnant and the father of her child is long-time boyfriend 30-year-old Kris Lawrence.

Three months po. Last February ko po nalaman,” she told Ricky.

Katrina sees her pregnancy as a blessing instead of a hindrance to her career which is just recovering lately after it was rocked by the sex-video scandal involving Hayden Kho a couple of years ago.

Ready na ba akong may ibang taong iisipin? Masaya ako. Blessing ito,” she said.

Blessing ka and mamahalin kita and gagawin ko ang lahat para maging maganda ang future mo,” was Katrina’s message to her baby.

Katrina also said that Kris is equally happy about this new stage of their lives.

Masayang-masaya si Kris when I told him about it.” Katrina revealed.
Katrina decided to take a leave from her primetime teleserye “My Beloved” and spend her pregnancy in her native Palawan for a few months.

Is There a Rift Between 'Luv U' Stars Miles Ocampo, Kiray Celis and Angeli Gonzales?

Is There a Rift Between 'Luv U' Stars Miles Ocampo, Kiray Celis and Angeli Gonzales?

Kiray Celis clarified that she and co-actresses in "Luv U" Miles Ocampo and Angeli Gonzales are very close off cam despite the rift between their characters in the top-rating comedy series.

Kiray added that they may have different personalities but they jive well with it each other. "We're very much okay, we're all kikay," Kiray said. Kiray also believes that quarreling sometimes is also part of a growing friendship.

Meanwhile, on "Luv U" this Sunday (March 25), after "ASAP 2012" on ABS-CBN, Camille (Miles) is still upset with her cousins April (Angeli) and Whitney (Kiray) for defaming Honey (Arie Reyes) through a post in a social networking site. Honey and Miles are rivals for their love interest JB (Marco Gumabao). Camille will find out that Honey is just pretending to be injured just to get closer to JB, but she doesn't have any evidence.

For more updates, follow @LUVUBarkada on Twitter, or like the show's official Facebook page:

Xian Lim Leads Star Studio Magazine "Hot 12 of 2012" Breakout Bets

Kapamilya's most in-demand leading man and product endorser Xian Lim leads StarStudio Magazine's "Hot 12 of 2012" list on their 12th Anniversary issue this April 2012.

Other well-known showbiz personalities who made to their 12 breakout bets are:

Enrique Gil
Alden Richards
Jasmine Curtis-Smith
Julia Montes
Lovi Poe
Angeline Quinto
Rocco Nacino
Liezel Garcia
Young JV
Zia Quizon

StarStudio Magazine April 2012 issue is now available at all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.

Kathryn Bernardo and Enrique Gil Getting Closer After Bhutan Shoot; What Now for Daniel Padilla and Khalil Ramos?

Kathryn Bernardo and Enrique Gil Getting Closer After Bhutan Shoot; What now for Daniel Padilla and Khalil Ramos?

Kathryn Bernardo and Enrique Gil, the leads stars of ABS-CBN's upcoming series "Princess and I," admitted that shooting in the South Asian kingdom of Bhutan has made them closer according to a report by

"Masasabi ko naging mas close kami kasi before wala kaming regular show ni Enrique na every day kami nagkikita. So dito mas nakilala ko siya," the young actress said.

Enrique, for his part, said he found Kathryn fun to be with.

"Totoo lang siya. She's a chill person, super ang saya kasama," he said.

The two stayed in Bhutan for two weeks to tape scenes for the upcoming series with co-stars Lara Quigaman, Albert Martinez and Gretchen Barretto.

But what will happen now to Kathryn - Daniel Padilla and Kathryn - Khalil Ramos loveteams?

Kung Akoy' Iiwan Mo - Jake Cuenca and Shaina Magdayao

Kung Akoy' Iiwan Mo - Jake Cuenca and Shaina Magdayao

ABS-CBN has just released the full trailer of its upcoming teleserye titled "Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo" (formerly Doha) starring Jake Cuenca and Shaina Magdayao.

Partly shot in Doha, Qatar, the series also stars Bangs Garcia, Philip Salvador, Gloria Diaz, Christopher de Leon, Sandy Andolong, Maria Isabel Lopez, Ronnie Lazaro, Dick Ysrael, Nikki Valdez, Jojit Lorenzo, Ron Morales, David Chua, Paul Salas (as young Jake) and Mariel Pamintuan (as young Shaina).

9th Golden Screen Awards – 2012 Winners (Full List)

9th Golden Screen Awards – 2012 Winners (Full List)

Here are the winners in the 9th Entertainment Press Society (EnPress) Golden Screen Awards held on Saturday, March 24, at the Teatrino Greenhills in San Juan City.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role-Drama - Jean Garcia (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role-Drama - Aga Muhlach (In The Name of Love)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role-Musical or Comedy - Eugene Domingo (Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role-Musical or Comedy - (tie) Martin Escudero (Zombadings 1: Patayin Sa Shokot Si Remington) and Edgar Allan Guzman (Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me)

Best Motion Picture-Drama - Niño

Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy - Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank

Best Director - Marlon Rivera (Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role-Drama, Musical or Comedy - Shamaine Buencamino (Niño)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role-Drama, Musical or Comedy - Art Acuña (Niño)

Breakthrough Performance by an Actress - Angeline Sanoy (Patikul)

Breakthrough Performance by an Actor - Rocco Nacino (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Original Screenplay - Chris Martinez (Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank)

Best Screenplay Adaptation - Gerry Gracio (Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me)

Best Story - Kristoffer Brugada (Patikul)

Best Cinematography - Carlo Mendoza (Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story)

Best Editing - Ike Veneracion (Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank)

Best Production Design - Fritz Silorio, Mona Soriano, Ronaldo Cadapan (Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story)

Best Sound - Albert Michael Idioma (The Road)

Best Musical Score - Vincent de Jesus (Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank)

Best Original Song - "Sa Muling Pagtatagpo"; music, lyrics by Jude Gitamondoc and interpreted by Daryl Leong (Ligo Na U Lapit Na Me)

Best Visual/Special Effects - Frano Garcia, Rico Tecson, Rico Fernandez, JeromeMarco, Alexis Leobrera (Pintakasi)

Lino Brocka Lifetime Achievement Award - Nora Aunor

Enchong Dee and Barbara Baretto Cover Men’s Health Magazine April 2012 Issue

Enchong Dee and Barbara Baretto Cover Men’s Health Magazine April 2012 Issue

Lose that gut and get your body beach ready this summer with the April 2012 issue of Men’s Health Philippines with swimmer-actor Enchong Dee on the cover and model Barbara Baretto on the flip.

Dee is gracing the cover for the second time and Men’s Health editors believe that his commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and his achievements is something readers can aspire for. “He’s one of the biggest stars of ABS-CBN and a fine actor. Despite his busy schedule, it doesn’t stop him from committing to a workout routine and continue to push himself further,” Men’s Health Deputy Editor, Peejo Pilar says.

In the cover story, Dee shares how his mindset as an athlete helped him become just as successful in the field of showbiz. “I will not be who I am today without swimming,” says Dee. The former national swimmer is now setting his fitness goals a notch higher by easing himself into doing triathlons. In fact, running has become a regular part of his workout routine. “These days I like to run at high noon because I like to sweat,” Dee says.

Also in this month’s issue is the MH Hot List—a selection of things to do, the coolest gadgets, essential guy skills, and summer related tips from eight gorgeous MH Girls of Summer. The Men’s Health Guide To Footwear will make shoe shopping easier for guys and gives you rules on what type to wear for any occasion. While this month’s workout poster, The Ultimate Boot Camp Workout, will help you blast away fat and reveal that abs as you hit the beach.

Men’s Health Philippines is now available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide at P140. For more of Men’s Health online, become a fan on Facebook via and follow them on Twitter via

Iligan City Expresses Gratitude to GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.

Iligan City Expresses Gratitude to GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.

Iligan City Mayor Lawrence LL. Cruz recently released a three-page resolution to express the province’s deep gratitude to broadcast leader GMA Network and its socio-civic arm GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) for the latter’s quick and comprehensive response when typhoon Sendong caused catastrophic damage in Southern Philippines last December 2011.
The said tropical cyclone claimed the lives of more than a thousand people and left more than 15,000 houses in the South either completely or partially damaged.

In the resolution, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Iligan acknowledged GMA Network’s immediate assistance, which significantly diminished hunger and outbreaks in the most affected areas.

The resolution read, “…among those who swiftly responded was GMA Network, whose management immediately dispatched their reporters to Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro.” The broadcast company, thru the use of its online and traditional broadcast platforms, generated massive donations and sympathy for the victims of typhoon Sendong from here and abroad.

The resolution likewise detailed GMAKF’s relief and long-term assistance to the province of Iligan. The Foundation, having served as a “conduit for donations received from all over the country and even abroad,” distributed urgent needs like food, water, and medicines to the most affected individuals thru strategically establishing command posts in key areas in Iligan.

And as part of its comprehensive and long-term contribution, GMAKF erects 200 housing units in Barangay Mandulog, Iligan City to serve as relocation site of those displaced by typhoon Sendong.

GMAKF Executive Vice President Mel Tiangco herself recently led the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kapuso Village in Iligan. The said village will also house a barangay center, a water system and a school for the children of affected families.

The people of Iligan cherish such generosity and would certainly remember it, even with the passage of time,” the resolution added.

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