Archives For January 2013

 

GMA Pinoy TV presents a riveting drama featuring some of the biggest Kapuso stars with FOREVER, which will air starting January 24.

 

Forever promises to steal the viewers’ hearts as it follows a captivating storyline that explores the enduring power of love between two individuals who will let fate determine if they are meant to be together despite time, distance, and obstacles.

 

This original offering features the dramatic talents of prime Kapuso leading man Geoff Eigenmann as Ramon/Patrick, multi-award winning actress Heart Evangelista as Adora and the original Queen of Philippine Movies Ms Gloria Romero as Adora.

 

Forever begins with the story of Adora, the sole heir to a wealthy sugar plantation in the 1950s. Despite her social status, Adora falls in love with the poor and passionate Ramon, a farmer who works in their farm. Her domineering father Don Jamie strongly disapproves of Adora’s relationship with Ramon but the young lovers pledge to stay together regardless of Don Jamie’s objection. This forbidden romance eventually leads to Ramon’s death who vows to return to be with his one true love Adora.

 

Adora is devastated with Ramon’s passing and she realizes her life is now empty and meaningless without him. But she gets a second chance to be reunited with Ramon after an old woman gives her an antique pocket watch that could bring back her youth.

 

Fast forward to the present time, Adora will be reunited anew with Ramon but this time in the persona of Patrick, a painter who will form an unusual romantic connection with Adora. Will the promise of Adora and Ramon to rekindle their romance transcends time no matter where or when their paths cross? Can the ill-fated lovers fulfill their destiny to once and for all be together even in the next lifetime? Can anything or anyone still come between the two lovers?

 

Adding star power to this classic tale of undying love are Isabel Oli as Monique, Saab Magalona as Leila, Gian Magdangal as Rico, and Candy Pangilinan as Susie.

 

The special guests of Forever include Marc Abaya as Federico and Ronnie Henares as Don Jaime.

 

Forever, which is created by the GMA Entertainment TV Group, is another first in the television industry for its refreshing concept and production value.

 

Directed by acclaimed actor and TV director Ricky Davao, Forever is supervised by Lilybeth G. Rasonable as Over-all in charge of Production, Redgie Acuña Magno as Supervising Producer, Hazel F. Abonita as Program Manager, and Executive Producer Kaye Cadsawan.

 

The creative team is headed by Creative Director and concept creator of Forever Jun Lana.  It is composed of Roy Iglesias, Creative Consultant Des Garbes – Severino, Headwriter Kit Villanueva-Langit, writers Ma. Christina Samson-Velasco and Angeli Delgado, and Brainstormers Reynaldo Leoncito, Jessie Villabrille, and Luningning Ribay.

 

The theme song, Together Forever, is interpreted by the King of Soul, Janno Gibbs.

Heart and Geoff in Forever

Heart and Geoff in Forever

Isabel Oli 1 Ms Gloria Romero 1

GMA Pinoy TV opens 2013 with the much anticipated drama-fantasy series INDIO.

 

The grand production features the Philippines’ most respected and bankable stars, topbilled by Bong Revilla, Jr. as Malaya/Simeon/Indio. The award-winning actor marks his first primetime drama project via the network’s most expensive television drama to date.

 

As Senator Bong Revilla Jr. shares, “Malaki ang utang na loob ko sa GMA na ako ay binigyan ng ganito kalaking proyekto para i-alay sa ating mga taga-hanga.  Pinagpaguran ng lahat ng mga tao sa harap at likod ng camera, para mabigyan kayo ng isang bago at napakagandang pagkakalibangan simula sa January 14.  AngIndio ay isang pagbubunyi sa pagiging marangal ng bawat Pilipino, isang pagkilala sa mga magagandang katangian natin bilang isang lahi mula pa noon hanggang ngayon.

 

Though staged in pre-colonial setting, the value of Indio’s beautiful story traverses through generations, as its theme of earning dignity through selfless sacrifice for loved ones resonates strongly even for audiences of today.

 

In the series, the battle of goddess Ynaguiguinid against the colonizers continues as she also fights for the life of her son. Before Ynaguiguinid cast her last breath, she finally passed her supernatural powers to her son. 

 

Witness the action-packed saga of a warrior as Indio unfolds on Philippine television.

 

The Philippines’ brightest stars come together to make this series remarkable: The Sanreals: Jennylyn Mercado as Esperanza Sanreal; Jackie Lou Blanco as Victoria Sanreal; Ramon Cristopher as Don Antonio Sanreal and Michael de Mesa as Juancho Sanreal

Adding enchantment to the series are the gods and goddessesRhian Ramos as Dian Magayon; Sarah Lahbati as YnaGuiguinid; Sam Pinto as LidagatRachelle Anne Go as Libulan, Ehra Madrigal as Lihanghin; Ellen Adarna as Dalikmata; Paolo Paraiso  as Adlaw; Will Devaughn  as Barangaw; Steven Silva  as Ribung Kilat, Kyle Jimenez  as Santonillo and Solenn Heussaff as Lalahon.

Spicing up Indio’s life are: Taga-Ilaya which composes of Jomari Yllana as Tarong; Agot Isidro as Linang; Ronnie Lazaro as Waray Lupig; Sheena Halili as Mayang, Daria Ramirez as old Linang and Dante Rivero as old Tarong with Taga-Ilawod’s Melissa Mendez as Alicia; Vaness del Moral as Elena; Pekto as Pedro; John Feir as Juaning; Marco Alcaraz as Javier, Ping Medina as Diego and Robert Arevalo as Cosme.

Portraying very special roles in the series are Maxene Magalona as Rosa; Bea Binene as the teen Rosa; Jillian Ward as the young Rosa; Alden Richards as Malaya/Simeon; Luis Alandy as Hangaway (Father of Malaya/Simeon); Bobby Andrews and Chinggoy Alonzo as Hernando; Lucho Ayala as the young Juancho;Carlos Morales as Mariano Sebastian; Princess Snell as the young Victoria Winwyn Marquez as Maria; Jon Achaval as Frayle Jacobe and Mark Gil as Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.

With the production team’s dedication to its craft together with the guidance of historians from the University of the Philippines Dr. Vic Villan and Dr. Rolando Borrinaga, production designer Rodel Cruz and musical scorer Von de GuzmanIndio will be primetime’s most valuable offering.

 

INDIO, is created by the GMA Drama group, headed by Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Officer-in-charge for Entertainment; Ma. Regina Magno, AVP for Drama; Camille Hermoso, Program Manager and Meann Regala, Executive Producer.

 

From the creative engineering of Suzette Doctolero, with the supervision of Jake Tordesillas and Jun Lana and under the helm of director Dondon Santos.

 

Indio makes its grand premiere on GMA Pinoy TV this coming January 15.

 

For more details on the show, visit www.gmanetwork.com/International or www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV.

Bong Revilla as Malaya/Simeon/Indio

Bong Revilla as Malaya/Simeon/Indio

Jennylyn Mercado Rhian Ramos 2 Sam Pinto 1 SarahLahbati Sheena Halili 2 Ehra Madrigal 1