Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bench Universe 2012 Denim and Underwear Show Video

Bench Universe 2012 Denim and Underwear Show Video

After a series of its and highly successful Denim and Underwear show called Bench Uncut, Bench Blackout, Bench Understatement, now comes "Bench Universe" which will mark the many first for this hot, mouth-watering fashion show. Aside from its new home - the SM Mall of Asia Arena - Bench Universe will also run for two nights with your most favorite Kapuso, Kapatid and Kapamilya stars together with some of the hottest names in the local modelling industry expected to grace the ramp. Truly, the biggest and grandest Bench fashion show ever.

This 25th anniversary celebration event of Bench will happen on September 13 and 14, 201

Watch the "Bench Universe 2012 Denim and Underwear Show" teaser video below:

John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo's "The Mistress" Marks Their 10 Years as a Loveteam

John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo's "The Mistress" Marks Their 10 Years as a Loveteam

In celebration of their 10th anniversary as a love team, Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz topbill the Star Cinema's latest mature film offering, The Mistress which will open in Philippines theaters this September 12.

A braver and fiercer Bea Alonzo will surprise us in The Mistress set as her reunion movie with original tandem John Lloyd Cruz. According to Bea, The Mistress is one grand celebration of a decade of her team up with Lloydie.

Nakakatuwa kasi ang layo na ng narating nung relasyon namin bilang magkatrabaho. Isang dekada na. Honestly, bawat project ay iniisip namin baka last na, kagaya ng ‘One More Chance’ at ‘Miss You Like Crazy,’ pero hindi. Kaya sobra po talaga ang pasasalamat namin sa mga naniwala at sumusuporta sa amin sa loob ng 10 taon,” shared Bea.

Hanggang ngayon, napapatulala pa rin ako kung pano niya dinideliver ang roles niya, he’s such a good actor. Everytime na magkatrabaho kami ni Lloydi parang may sense of familiarity ka yet it’s always refreshing kasi palagi siyang may binibigay na bago, ‘yung talagang mapapasabi ka ng ‘uy bago yun ah,” added Bea.

In their ten years as a love team, The Mistress can be considered as their 'bravest' film. Bea Alonzo said that in this film, she went out of her comfort zone and did things she had never done in a teleserye or movie.

Seriously, kinakabahan talaga ako hanggang ngayon. Nagdalawang isip ako noong una kung kaya ko siyang gawin kasi nasanay na ako sa comfort zone ko na ano ako yung regular na mabait na character. By far, ito pinakamatapang na movie ko dahil marami akong ginawa dito na never ko pa nagawa sa teleserye man o pelikula. Mahirap siya, feeling ko aatakehin ako sa puso kada eksena,” explained Bea.

Under the direction of Olivia Lamasan, The Mistress is a beautiful ‘imperfect love story’ which tackles infidelity. It is about the not so ordinary love between Sari Alfonso (Bea) and JD Torres (John Lloyd) whose roads crossed unexpectedly, and whose love grows at the wrong time. “What will you do if the only woman you love is already somebody's property?”

Also starring Ronaldo Valdez, K Brosas, Minnie Aguilar, Clarence Delgado and Ms. Hilda Koronel, The Mistress is showing September 12 in theaters nationwide.

Check out "The Mistress" promotional photos HERE.

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Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, Khalil Ramos and Enrique Gil Launch ‘Love Songs from Princess and I’

Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo, Khalil Ramos and Enrique Gil Launch ‘Love Songs from Princess and I’

Primetime TV’s Prince and Princess, Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, together with co-stars Khalil Ramos and Enrique Gil, will serenade their fans in the official launch of their much-anticipated teleserye soundtrack titled “Love Songs from Princess and I.”

Released under Star Records, the ‘royal album’ features the romantic theme songs sung by the lead stars of the ‘royal teleserye’ themselves including ‘Mula Noon Hanggang Ngayon’ by Kathryn, ‘Hinahanap-hanap Kita’ by Daniel, ‘Kung Ako Ba Siya’ and ‘Now We’re Together’ by Khalil, ‘Tunay Na Ligaya’ by Enrique, and the versions of ‘Nag-iisang Bituin’ by Christian Bautista and Angeline Quinto.

“Love Songs from Princess and I” is now available on record bars nationwide for only P199. Continue to follow the royal tale of Mikay in “Princess and I” weeknights after “TV Patrol” on Primetime Bida. For more updates, log on to or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Party Pilipinas ‘Live Life’ this Sunday

Party Pilipinas ‘Live Life’ this Sunday

Filipinos have been through a lot of tragedy-related ordeals in the past week that’s why this Sunday, August 19, the country’s number one concert party will uplift the heavy spirit and put a smile on everyone’s faces with "Party Pilipinas Live Life!"

Step up to a lively and all-original groove as the Sayaw Pilipinas crew showcase the moves inspired by Street Dancers.

Heat up your cold afternoon with the feisty and alluring moves of the Sexy Hataw Girls headlined by Carla Abellana and Ellen Adarna.

The newly christened Princess of Horror Films, Lovi Poe, exudes her provocative side in a song and dance number with her silver screen leading man Benjamin Alves.

Succumb to the insatiable charisma of Alden Richards, Derrick Monasterio, Jake Vargas, Kristoffer Martin and Elmo Magalona as the certified crush ng bayans sing their way to your hearts! Also, Derrick has a special surprise that his fans should watch out for.

Witness the sequel to Julielmo’s mini series, Yellow Note, as they will relinquish their young love in a romantic duet.

On Love Party Pilipinas, we will cater to your song requests with our fresh serving of OPM music featuring Tween Star Rita de Guzman.

After laying low in the recording scene, Jennylyn Mercado bounces back with a new album that is sure to conquer the airwaves. Listen to a sample of her upcoming hit as she performs it on stage.

Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid unleashes her birit prowess once more in a number featuring the singing contest champions Jonalyn Viray and Maricris Garcia, introducing internet sensation Zendee Rose.

Finally, tune in to the songs that inspire resilience in the face of adversity delivered by the seasoned performers of Party Pilipinas on our newest segment, Kaya Ko ‘To.

Catch Party Pilipinas: Live Life! this Sunday, August 19, 12nn on GMA.

ASAP 2012 to Showcase the Grandest Pinoy Talent this Sunday

ASAP 2012 to Showcase the Grandest Pinoy Talent this Sunday

World-class Filipino talent is set to shine this Sunday, August 19, as “ASAP 2012” raises the bar higher with dazzling treats and nonstop powerful performances led by Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Vina Morales, Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga, Sam Milby, Christian Bautista, Cristine Reyes, and Jericho Rosales.

Celebrate the beauty of OPM as Asian Acoustic Sensation Aiza Seguerra kicks off her 25th showbiz anniversary; Erik Santos receives his newest gold record award; and as Kapamilya teen stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla launch the “Princess and I” soundtrack, followed by a special surprise for the primetime prince.

Get ready to dance to the beat with the spectacular show-stopping birthday bash of “Kahit Puso’y Masugatan” lead star Iza Calzado.

Prepare to be blown away with the hair-raising concert experience from Yeng Constantino, Jovit Baldivino, Angeline Quinto, Marcelito Pomoy, Juris, Richard Poon, Paolo Valenciano, and the boy group 143; and the astonishing musical performance of radio hitmakers Gloc 9, Ebe Dancel, and Liezel Garcia.

Meanwhile, watch out for the hottest dance showdown as Kim Chiu, John Prats, Gab Valenciano, Shaina Magdayao, Erich Gonzales, Empress, Iya Villania, Rayver Cruz, Robi Domingo, Sam Concepcion, Anja Aguilar, and Enrique Gil take over the ASAP dance floor together with Kapamilya child wonders Zaijan Jaranilla, Xyriel Manabat, Bugoy Cariño, Mutya Orquia, and Louise Abuel.

Don’t miss the 2012 Gawad Tanglaw Best Musical Variety Show, “ASAP 2012” this Sunday, 12:15 noon, 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’

DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo Plane Crash in Masbate

DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo Plane Crash in Masbate

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo and several companions were confirmed those who have gone missing after their small Piper aircraft crashed in Masbate at around 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 18.

According to Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda and Transportation Secretary Mar Roxas, Secretary Robredo, his aide and a Filipino pilot Capt. Jesuc Mainting and a Nepalese co-pilot
came from Cebu and was bound to Naga City when the plane crashed in the sea off Masbate City.

As of this time, a US Fleet Survey team from Cavite, the Philippine Coast Guard vessels and local fishermen are doing a rigid search and rescue operation in the crash site located just 200 meters from the shoreline.

iPhone 5 Release Date and Specifications Leak

iPhone 5 Release Date and Specifications Leak

Leaked images of the iPhone 5 are probably number one on the web's most wanted list right now. It's been nearly a year since Apple last launched a smartphone, and over 25 months since the Californian tech giant launched a new design for its hugely popular iPhone. For all the up-to-date details on the illustrious device read our iPhone 5 release date, specs and rumour round-up, click HERE.

So it's no surprise that people all over the world are a little bit excited to see what the world's most successful smartphone will look like next.

One of the most convincing iPhone 5 image leaks was picked up by 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac report that they were sent the images of the back of the iPhone 5.

9to5Mac are suggesting that the iPhone 5 leaked images seem to show a slightly bigger iPhone design. This estimate would back up previous rumours that the next generation Apple smartphone will boast a 3.99-inch screen with a resolution of 1136 x 640.

The Apple news site also later received images of what the website believe the front of the iPhone 5 will look like. The design at large doesn't look a million miles away from the current iPhone 4/4S design, however there are two majors changes. First is that the iPhone 5's camera appears to have been moved to a more central location. The consensus of opinion based on these images is that the iPhone 5 will achieve the rumoured 3.99-inch screen by slightly elongating the height of the screen, while keeping the width the same size as previous generations of the iPhone.

Secondly the leaked images appear to back up a previous iPhone 5 spec rumour that it will have a smaller connector/charging port [see right]. Visit iPhone 5 will get mini dock connector. A rumour which TechCrunch initially reported on while featuring its own leaked iPhone 5 image. TechCrunch claim that the new mini connector will downsize from the current 30-pin port to a 19-pin port. The technology website suggested that Apple was reducing the size of the iPhone 5 connector to provide space for extra spec.

Apple will be keen to get the design of the iPhone 5 spot on, as the previous few months has seen Android gain considerable ground on the iPhone in the Smartphone arms race. Notable the Samsung Galaxy S3 has caught the imagination of the public, with its similar specs and notably bigger screen. Latest figures suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S3 sales have hit the 10 million mark already. Interestingly - in a

Read further news from source HERE.

Miss China Wins Miss World 2012 Crown

Miss China Wins Miss World 2012 Crown

Miss China People's Republic Wen Xia Yu was named the winner in the recently concluded Miss World 2012 in Dongsheng Fitness Center Stadium in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China.

Other winners include:

Miss World 2012 - 1st Runner Up
Miss Wales, Sophie Moulds

Miss World 2012 - 2nd Runner Up
Miss Australia, Jessica Kahawaty

Miss World 2012 - Top 7 (in order of announcement):

Miss Jamaica Deanna Robins
Miss South Sudan Atong Demach
Miss India Vanya Mishra
Miss Australia Jessica Kahawaty
Miss Brazil Mariana Notarangelo
Miss China PR Wen Xia Yu
Miss Wales Sophie Moulds

Miss World 2012 - Top 15 (according to points they earned in various events):

Miss India Vanya Mishra
Miss Mexico Mariana Berumen
Miss Australia Jessica Kahawaty
Miss Jamaica Deanna Robins
Miss China PR Wen Xia Yu
Miss Wales Sophie Moulds
Miss South Sudan Atong Demach
Miss England Charlotte Holmes
Miss Brazil Mariana Notarangelo
Miss Spain Aránzazu Estévez
Miss Philippines Queenierich Rehman
Miss United States Claudine Book
Miss Netherlands Nathalie den Dekker
Miss Indonesia Ines Putri Tjiptadi Chandra
Miss Kenya Shamim Nabil

Miss World 2012 - Special Awards:

Top Model – Miss South Sudan Atong Demach
Sports – Miss Sweden Sanna Jinnedal
Talent – Miss China PR Wen Xia Yu
Beauty With A Purpose – Miss India Vanya Mishra
Beach Fashion – Miss Wales Sophie Moulds
Multimedia – Miss India Vanya Mishra

Friday, August 17, 2012

Enchong Dee and Kean Cipriano Team Up Anew

Enchong Dee and Kean Cipriano Team Up Anew

Another wild and riot episode awaits viewers of hit game show “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal” this Saturday (Aug 18) as “The Reunion” lead stars Enchong Dee and Kean Cipriano take their shot in bringing home the P2M jackpot.

Unlike previous contestants, Enchong and Kean left their final decision to fate by playing rock-paper-scissors or popularly known as ‘bato bato pick.’ Will luck play along with them? Will they emerge as the first millionaires for this season?

Don’t miss “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal,” with Luis Manzano as host, this Saturday (Aug 18), after “TV Patrol Weekend” on ABS-CBN. Tweet your thoughts and reactions via Twitter using the hashtag #KapamilyaDOND.

The X Factor Philippines Elimination Update: Charice and Pilita Corrales Tie in Eliminated Acts

The X Factor Philippines Elimination Update: Charice and Pilita Corrales Tie in Eliminated Acts

Judge-mentors Charice and Pilita Corrales are now tied in having only two contestants as mentees in the competition as the biggest musical event “The X Factor Philippines” trims down the top 12 finalists every week.

Charice was the first to bid goodbye to her mentee Jerrianne Templo from the Girls and just last Sunday (Aug 12) and Pilita also said farewell to one of her mentee from the Over 25s, Mark Mabasa. Mark and all male group Takeoff were at the bottom two last week and the judges were split on their decisions. Since the judges were at deadlock, the public votes sent Mark home who got 3.72% of votes vs Takeoff’s 3.90%.

Ten remaining acts battle it out this week in another intense musical showdown with the theme rock and roll. Be sure to save your favorites from being in the bottom two and vote for them after they all perform on Saturday (Aug 18) night.

To vote, text XFJERIC/GAB/KED/ALLEN/KZ/TAKE/DAD/JAM/JOAN/MOD and send to 2331 for Globe and Sun subscribers and 231 for Smart and Talk ‘n Text subscribers. Who among them will be sent home next?

Don’t miss as the competition heats up in the country’s biggest and grandest musical event of the year, “The X Factor Philippines,” with KC Concepcion as host, every Saturday, after “MMK,” and every Sunday, after “Sarah G Live” on ABS-CBN. Follow the show’s official Twitter account at @thexfactorphil and tweet your thoughts and reactions using the hashtag #XFactorPHTop10. You can also like its official Facebook page at

Drew Arellano Features Amazing Rainy Day Trivia in ‘AHA!’ this Sunday

Drew Arellano Features Amazing Rainy Day Trivia in ‘AHA!’ this Sunday

Is Metro Manila really starting to sink because of the continuous rise in flood water level?

As this once unthinkable scenario slowly becomes a common sight during the rainy season, experts offer a number of ideas to address this. This Sunday morning, on GMA-7’s wacky trivia show, join the entire gang of AHA! and discover the many ways Filipinos can possibly benefit from floodwater. Some people are even considering turning a part of Metro Manila into the country’s very own version of Venice!

And speaking of rains, exactly what do animals do when the rains start kicking in? Where do birds and monkeys usually spend their time during the wet season? Join Maey B. as she uncovers these interesting animal trivias.

And finally, explore the wonderful science behind rain-proofing and discover how a simple spray can water-proof one’s clothes. And can a balloon be used to keep a car afloat during a flood? All these and more in this week’s episode of AHA! Sunday morning, after Slamdunk on GMA-7.

Sarah Geronimo Goes Out on a Date with Phil and James Younghusband

Sarah Geronimo Goes Out on a Date with Phil and James Younghusband

Popstar Sarah Geronimo is going to showcase her talent in sports this Sunday (August 19) as she bonds with Philippine Azkals brothers James and Phil Younghusband in her solo musical variety show “Sarah G. Live!

Join Sarah in her first-ever soccer experience as she plays on the field with James and Phil in a special ‘Sige Go’ segment. Aside from James and Phil, watch out also for the breathtaking dance showdown of Sarah and Ultimate Showgirl Vina Morales; hair-raising musical spectacle of ‘80s balladeers Richard Reynoso and Chad Borja; and the return of Kapamilya leading man Enchong Dee as the Popstar’s guest co-host.

Still with Sarah in the upcoming episode are her resident dance royalty Gab Valenciano, co-host Luis Manzano, musical director Louie Ocampo, choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy, G-Force, and director Erick Salud.

Don’t miss the trending and top Sunday primetime show of ABS-CBN, “Sarah G. Live!” 8:15pm, after “Rated K.” For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.comor follow @SGLiveOFFICIAL on Twitter and like SarahGLiveOFFICIAL on Facebook.

Derrick Monasterio is National Youth Commission’s Advocate of Drug Abuse, Prevention and Control Project

Derrick Monasterio is National Youth Commission’s Advocate of Drug Abuse, Prevention and Control Project

GMA Network Tween star and primetime actor Derrick Monasterio formally signed an agreement with the National Youth Commission to be an advocate of the Youth Drug Abuse, Prevention and Control project of the NYC on August 16, 2012.

The State recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation-building and shall promote and protect their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being. It shall inculcate in the youth patriotism and nationalism; and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs. – 1987 Philippine Constitution

During the contract signing held at the NYC office, Commissioner Earl P. Saavedra shared that Derrick is the perfect choice to be their youth advocate, “We know that Derrick’s character is definitely a good image of a typical Filipino youth. He is an example of somebody who shows to the young how they must conduct themselves. Magaling si Derrick in terms of talent, magaling siya in terms of pakikipaghalubilo. Yun ang gusto natin sa isang kabataang Filipino. May proper appreciation of values and may proper appreciation of the righteousness that they have to bear within themselves.”

Being chosen as the latest youth advocate of the Commission, Derrick will be joining young leaders in different areas in the country in tapping 27.8M youth to inspire them to move away from dangerous drugs. Derrick feels very honored and humbled to be chosen as the country’s youth ambassador, “Feeling ko po nabigyan ako ng napakalaking responsibility at syempre I will do my best para ma-meet yung expectations nila, gagawin ko po ang lahat para makutulong sa pagpapahinto ng mga paggamit ng mga ipinagbabawal na gamot, lalo na sa kabataan.”

National Youth Commission is convinced and very much confident that the young actor will fulfill his responsibilities and be a role model for millions of Filipino youth. NYC Chairman Leo G. Flores says, “With Derrick’s presence, he could inspire the young people to have clean living and to avoid substance abuse. Even sa study ng NYC, merong 11 percent na nalulong sa substance abuse. It is quite alarming but there is a good opportunity for us to inspire the young people and to get them off with different kinds of illegal drugs. ”

Derrick is an exclusive artist of GMA Artist Center. He currently stars in the Kapuso primetime program Luna Blanca. He also starred in the youth-oriented program Tween Hearts and in the GMA Films’ produced movie Tween Academy.

'The Reunion' Grosses P10-M on Opening Day

'The Reunion' Grosses P10-M on Opening Day

Star Cinema latest barkada movie 'The Reunion' is now a certified blockbuster hit.

The movie, which is still showing in theaters nationwide, earned P10-million in box office returns after its first day in theaters nationwide, according to Star Cinema.

Directed by Frasco Mortiz, "The Reunion" premiered in Philippine theaters on Wednesday.

Top-billed by Kapamilya actors Xian Lim, Enchong Dee, Enrique Gil and Kean Cipriano, the "barkada" flick tells the story of a group of friends who find themselves at a crossroads in their professional and personal lives, seven years after graduating from high school.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Gerald Anderson, Richard Yap and Other Kapamilya Leading Ladies Invade Kadayawan Festival 2012

Piolo Pascual, John Lloyd Cruz, Gerald Anderson, Richard Yap and Other Kapamilya Leading Ladies Invade Kadayawan Festival 2012

ABS-CBN’s biggest stars fly to Davao for the Kadayawan Festival for a 3-day visit beginning August 17 to August 19.

To begin the weekend-long celebration, Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador join the feast at the Gaisano Mall Davao for the “Salamat Kapamilya” on August 17. “To all Davaoeños, we have a lot of surprises in store for you, so please come and join us,” said Kim.

Next stop will be at the SM City Open Parking C in August 18 where the stars of the leading daytime show, “Be Careful With My Heart”, Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap add sweetness to the fun-filled event. Aside from Jodi and Papa Chen, hunk actors Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson visit for the “Kapamilya Karavan”.

John Lloyd Cruz won’t miss riding on the Kadayawan Floral Float Parade with Angelica Panganiban and Maja on the third day, August 19. Don’t miss your favorite stars at the Kadayawan Festival this weekend. Keep tuned in on ABS-CBN for details.

Mark Herras G.I.V.E.S. Joy to Caritas Kids

Mark Herras G.I.V.E.S. Joy to Caritas Kids

Kapuso dancing heartthrob, Mark Herras, delights kids at GMA volunteer event.

Kapuso star Mark Herras brightened up the day of Caritas Manila’s beneficiaries when he graced GMA G.I.V.E.S. (Guide, Interact, Volunteer, Educate, Serve) 2nd Salu-Salo Together, a gathering of the Network’s volunteer employees held recently.

The event, spearheaded by GMA Corporate Affairs, aims to strengthen volunteerism among the Network’s employees. GMA G.I.V.E.S. members and GMA Kapuso Foundation donated school bags with school supplies to the kids.

Queenierich Rehman Beatboxing Talent in Miss World 2012 (Video)

Queenierich Rehman Beatboxing Talent in Miss World 2012 (Video)

Queeneerich Rehman, Miss Philippines representative to the ongoing Miss World 2012 pageant,  performed a beatboxing routine during the finals of Miss World Talent competition.

From 24 to 15 finalists, now the Top 5 were selected in the talent competition of Miss World 2012 where the winner will be announced during the coronation night on August 18. She will also get the chance to perform live during the finals which airs to more than 1 billion people around the world.

Aside from Queeneerich, candidates from China, Panama, Jamaica and Norway are also vying for the award.

Watch the video below:

GMA Network Wins Bigtime at NAMIC Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards

GMA Network Wins Bigtime at NAMIC Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards

GMA Network, Inc. (GMA), through its international business unit, was once again recognized by the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) after winning six EMMAs (Excellence in Multi-Cultural Marketing Awards) for its highly innovative international marketing tactics.

This is by far the most number of awards won by GMA compared to previous years, and the first time that it earned two first place recognitions in its long history of winning in NAMIC.

We have been recognized by NAMIC almost every year since GMA Pinoy TV was launched in 2005,” said GMA International Vice President and Head of Operations Joseph T. Francia. “It is worth noting that the awards we received this year honor different tactics in our integrated marketing mix covering the gamut of our 360-degree approach to reaching our existing and potential subscribers, from our digital initiatives to more traditional schemes."

The “Support Manny Pacquiao” online campaign for the boxing hero’s most recent fight against Juan Manuel Marquez was awarded first place in the Digital Category. The campaign was recognized for effectively engaging Filipinos living in the US, Asia-Pacific and Middle East to send in messages for Pacquiao via GMA’s citizen journalism tool, YouScoop. Highlighting Pinoy pride, these messages were later aired over GMA’s international channels.

The GMA International magazine dubbed as Kapuso Abroad (KA), meanwhile, won first place in the Grassroots category. KA is dedicated to making Filipinos living abroad feel closer to home by providing them with relevant and entertaining information about their favorite Kapuso programs and personalities. The magazine is circulated worldwide and the increasing demand for KA prompted GMA to create a digital version of the magazine in order to reach more Filipinos globally.

Winning third place in the Experiential Marketing category is the Eat Bulaga Live in San Francisco show held last March 30. Being the country’s longest running, most awarded and most influential noontime show, bringing Eat Bulaga to the U.S. allowed Filipino-Americans to experience the classic brand of Pinoy entertainment that only a show like EB can offer. The event gathered over 6,000 attendees from Filipino-American communities in San Francisco and Northern California, and significantly increased the subscription base of GMA Pinoy TV.

GMA also won third place in the Diversity Awareness category for its participation in The Outstanding Filipino Americans (TOFA) awards. TOFA honors Filipino-Americans who have helped uplift the Filipino-American community through their outstanding achievements in their chosen profession. GMA leveraged on this opportunity to celebrate the excellence of the Filipino race by providing media mileage and trophies to all awardees. GMA was able to connect with more than 14,000 voters of TOFA via Facebook and reached out to around 300 attendees from various Filipino-American communities.

Meanwhile, GMA’s environment-friendly non-woven bags won third place in the Premium category. These fully functional, eco-friendly bags represent the Network’s active participation in Corporate Social Responsibility and environmental protection. The bags are always a sought-after premium during events and marketing activities stimulating brand recall. They also resonate well with subscriber cities like San Francisco that aggressively promote the use of reusable shopping bags.

Finally, the one-minute free advertising offering “Pinoy Inbox,” which ran from June 2010 to May 2011, finished third place in the Television category. This marketing tactic was built in the hopes of building affinity with GMA Pinoy TV subscribers. This proved to be successful as subscribers continue to pour in giving birth to its spin-off, “Pinoy Photobox.”

This is a fitting reward for our hard work especially as we celebrate our 7th anniversary this year,” said Francia. “These awards are a validation of our efforts to innovate and be more creative in our marketing efforts, and to be even more relevant in today's highly competitive, fast-evolving pay-television landscape. We are truly honoured to receive these recognitions from a prestigious organization such as NAMIC,” he added.

NAMIC is an international organization that recognizes superior multicultural marketing practices in the cable industry. Established in 1980 as non-profit trade organization, it has over 2,700 professionals belonging to a network of 16 chapters worldwide. The awarding of winners will take place on September 11 and 12 at HiltonNew York.

GMA’s international unit oversees the distribution overseas of flagship channel GMA Pinoy TV, as well as GMA Life TV, GMA News TV International, DZBB and DWLS. To-date, the channels reach over 2 million viewers on various pay-TV platforms in 90 countries worldwide.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Help Queneerich Rehman Win the Miss World 2012 Crown by Liking Her FB Page

Help Queneerich Rehman Win the Miss World 2012 Crown by Liking Her FB Page

Continuing its commitment to showcasing beauty with a purpose, TV5 will broadcast the Miss World 2012 Pageant this Saturday, August 18, after this week’s episode of Untold Stories. The Philippines’ Queneerich Rehman will seek to secure the crown in the only pageant that has yet to see a Filipina title-holder.

Last month, Queneerich left for Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China to attend the pre-pageant activities. She competed in various fast track events, a tradition that evaluates how well rounded the candidates are. She proved to be a strong contender, having been shortlisted for Beach Fashion and Top Model events. Queneerich also emerged as part of the Top Five candidates when it came to the Talent competition. There still remains the Multimedia Award, a new addition to the Miss World pageant. By LIKING her official Facebook Page, she will gain additional points in the Miss World scoreboard that will help her get a step closer to the crown. It's not too late to rally our support behind Queneerich, click and hit LIKE.

After a whirlwind of challenges, the so-called Olympics of Beauty is nearing its finale.

Will a Filipina finally bag the highly-coveted Miss World crown? Tune in to TV5 this Saturday evening to support Queneerich as she vies for one of the most prestigious titles in the beauty pageant world. Miss World 2012 will be shown exclusively on TV5 on August 18 right after Untold Stories.

Christian Bautista Celebrates 10th Anniversary with ‘X Class’ Concert

Christian Bautista Celebrates 10th Anniversary with ‘X Class’ Concert

The secret to Christian Bautista’s success is his constant evolution throughout his 10-year-old singing career. From the lanky, Josh Groban-like singing search contestant, he has evolved into the country’s biggest Asiansation.

Christian’s 10th anniversary concert X Class, October 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at the Meralco Theater, spares no cent to ensure that the public experience a totally different musical experience – from changing sets to jaw-dropping technology to beautiful music and amazing performances. This concert also celebrates his birthday month.

This concert will be so different from all the other concerts I’ve done before,” says Christian. “I am so excited for this concert because this will be so big and different.”

For tickets, call Ticketworld at 891-9999.

Angel Locsin, Pokwang and Robin Padilla Help Flood Victims

Angel Locsin, Pokwang and Robin Padilla Help Flood Victims

No gust of wind or rainfall is strong and heavy enough for our Kapamilya stars. They went out of their way to help the victims of the calamity that struck the nation last week. Some of these stars were “Toda Max” lead-stars Robin Padilla, Angel Locsin and Pokwang.

While ‘Habagat’ hammered the country, Angel Locsin, with boyfriend Phil Younghusband, rushed to the supermarket to buy goods for the victims. According to the young actress, “I hope that people who have the ability to help will go out and show their care for others,” Angel said.

Robin Padilla didn’t care about the heavy rains. With the help of his wife Mariel Rodriguez, Robin cooked a huge amount of food that was shared to all his neighbors at West Avenue, Quezon City. He even posted a call for help through a micro-blogging site saying “Let us act Kabayani (depicting the words “kababayan” or countrymen, and “bayani” or hero), the rain will last until Friday”. Pokwang extended a helping hand by giving food and clothing to “Sagip Kapamilya”.

Meanwhile, Isabel (Angel Locsin) and Tol (Robin Padilla) will help their families and neighbors in the hit comedy series “Toda Max”. In the midst of the fight between his father Tatay Mac (Al Tantay) and boyfriend Justin (Vhong Navarro), Isabel will try her best to help the two find peace. Tol’s helpfulness, on the other hand, will be put to a test when a series of kidnapping happens at his son’s (Izzy Canillo) school.

Don’t miss “Toda Max”, with guest Cristine Reyes as the teleserye-addict social worker Joy, this Saturday, August 18, after “X Factor Philippines” on ABS-CBN.

Gloc-9 Launches 'Mga Kwento Ng Makata' Album; Releases 'Sirena' Music Video

Gloc-9 Launches 'Mga Kwento Ng Makata' Album; Releases 'Sirena' Music Video

Rapper Gloc-9 broke sales records when he launched his newest album Mga Kwento Ng Makata (MKNM) in three different malls. The success of the string of shows fanned out requests for him to do another show, and with the overwhelming support Gloc-9 and his album MKNM are enjoying, this gifted rapper is more than willing to oblige.

This August 17, 7 p.m., Gloc-9 will be having a special MKNM show at the Eastwood Central Plaza featuring Ebe Dancel, Denise Barbacena, Q-York, Mike Swift, Silent Sanctuary, among others.

Fans who will purchase the CD at the venue will have free limited edition MKNM lanyards and poster, on a first come, first served basis.

MKNM, upon its release, immediately topped the albums and singles chart of downloading site,

Gloc-9 adds that he is ultimately satisfied with MKNM, which includes collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry - Chito Miranda, Bamboo, Ebe Dancel, Jay Durias, Billy Crawford, Maychelle Baay of Moonstar 88, among others.

Gloc-9 admits being super proud of the album’s single Sirena, which talks about the story of a responsible gay man. The song also features Ebe Dancel.

I think this is the first time that a song about a gay man is presented in a first person’s point of view,” explains Gloc-9. “I worked very hard on this song for it not to be offending to anyone.”

The music video of Sirena also boasts of Boy Abunda’s participation. Watch the video below:

The rapper also adds that MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata marks a new chapter in his career as this is his first release under Universal Records, where he joins its elite roster of artists like Gary Valenciano, Jose Mari Chan, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Parokya Ni Edgar, Christian Bautista, Kamikazee, Sam Concepcion, among others.

I am very thankful that Universal welcomed me into their stable,” concludes Gloc-9. “I am looking forward to doing more projects with my new label.

MKNM (Mga Kwento ng Makata) Tracklist:

1. Balak ni Syke
2. Apatnapungbara feat. Ian Tayao
3. Silup feat. Denise Barbacena
4. Alalay ng hari feat. Allan Mitchell Silonga
5. Sirena feat. Ebe Dancel
6. Hindi mo nadinig feat. Jay Durias
7. Sino (interlude)
8. Salarin feat. Bamboo Manalac
9. Inday feat. Cathy Go
10. Bakit hindi feat. Billy Crawford
11. Malakas (interlude)
12. Pison feat. Chito Miranda
13. Thankful feat. Maychelle Baay of Moonstar88 & Bambu
Bonus Tracks
14. Hari ng tondo feat. Denise Barbacena
15. Kung tama Siya feat. Jaq Dionisio of Kissjane

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Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres Star in 'Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga' Remake

Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres Star in 'Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga' Remake

Following the success of Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin, GMA-7 recreates another one of its very own masterpieces with the upcoming remake of Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga. The original version ran for two successful years, and still remains as one of GMA’s most popular teledramas to this day.

In the modern version, promising Kapuso stars Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres will breathe new life to the roles previously portrayed by Dingdong Dantes and Tanya Garcia.

Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga became very popular when it first aired 10 years ago at time when viewers were starting to notice GMA’s primetime offerings. The show opened many doors for its original lead stars, and we’re hoping that the new version will do the same for Mikael and Andrea,” says SAINN program manager Hazel Abonita.

Mikael, who completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Management at the Ateneo de Manila University, worked as a part-time commercial and print ad model for several prominent local brands before joining showbiz full time.

His first major break as an actor came when he landed the role of Lumad, one of Marian Rivera’s love interests in the epicserye Amaya. He later appeared in the primetime series My Beloved, where he first had the opportunity of working with his new leading lady, Andrea. The two never had scenes together, but everyone, back then, kept teasing Mikael and Andrea to each other. Unknown to both, they will end up as a pair in this GMA afternoon drama.

In the 2012 version of SAINN, Mikael will take on the role of Carlos Miguel Altamonte (originally portrayed by Dingdong).

Meanwhile, Andrea first appeared on television via the former youth oriented show Ka-Blog on GMA. She was later cast in other Kapuso shows including Spooky Nights, Blusang Itim, and My Beloved.

She also starred in movies like Shake Rattle and Roll and You To Me Are Everything. She is taking up Communication Arts at the University of Sto. Tomas.

Andrea will reprise the role of Cecilia Fulgencio (played in the original version by Tanya). She will play both the real and fake Cecilia after her character figured in a bombing incident in the story.

Completing the cast are Ms. Alicia Alonzo, Jan Marini, Ynna Asistio, Jace Flores, Marky Lopez and the team up of Rita Avila and Jestoni Alarcon. Also in the cast is Gabby Engelmann.

SAINN is directed by Roderick Lindayag and written by RJ Nuevas, whose concept gave birth to the original SAINN.

Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga will replace Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? beginning September 3 on GMA Afternoon Prime.

'Ang Pinaka' Revealed the Best Rainy Day Comfort Food

'Ang Pinaka' Revealed the Best Rainy Day Comfort Food

Comfort food is food that is always associated with a sense of home, nostalgia, or sentimental appeal. These are dishes that always give us an ‘Anton Ego moment’ where we are instantly transported back to childhood or to a special feeling of contentment.

This Sunday, ‘Ang Pinaka’ brings you a list of some of the most favorite Pinoy comfort food on a cold, rainy Sunday night in the top ten ‘Ang Pinaka: Patok na Comfort Food sa Tag-ulan.’ Joining host Rovilson Fernandez for the ‘tikiman time’ are field correspondents Maey and Betong and guest correspondent Boobay.

Find out the Top 10 “Ang Pinaka: Patok na Comfort Food sa Tag-ulan” this Sunday, August 19, 6:30 PM on GMA News TV 11.

The Reunion - Premiere Night Photos

The Reunion - Premiere Night Photos

Catch here the premiere night photos of Star Cinema's latest movie offering 'The Reunion' which happened on Tuesday night at SM Megamall Cinema 6.

Graded "B" by Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB), 'The Reunion' stars Enchong Dee, Xian Lim, Enrique Gil, Kean Cipriano, Jessy Mendiola, Megan Young, Bangs Garcia, Julia Montes, Matt Evans, Tom Rodriguez, Joseph Marco, Ivan Dorschner, Brian Santos, Alodia Gosiengfiao, Kakai Bautista, Louise Abuel, and Ms. Gina Pareño.

'The Reunion' is now showing in more than 100 theaters nationwide.

Photos: Allan Sancon Photography

Just One Summer - Premiere Night Photos

Just One Summer - Premiere Night Photos

Catch here the premiere night photos of GMA Films' family-oriented romantic movie 'Just One Summer' which happened on Monday night, August 13, at SM Megamall Cinema 9.

Photos: Allan Sancon Photography

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