Archives For October 2014

Janine Gutierrez and Jaclyn Jose

Janine Gutierrez and Jaclyn Jose

Rey PJ Abellana & Leni Santos

Rey PJ Abellana & Leni Santos

Elmo Magalona & Janine Gutierrez

Elmo Magalona & Janine Gutierrez

Elmo Magalona & Janine Gutierrez

Elmo Magalona & Janine Gutierrez

Coleen Perez

Coleen Perez

Elmo Magalona

Elmo Magalona

Elmo Magalona

Elmo Magalona

Enzo Pineda

Enzo Pineda

Gardo Versoza

Gardo Versoza

Jaclyn Jose

Jaclyn Jose

Janine Gutierrez

Janine Gutierrez

Leni Santos

Leni Santos

Mayton Eugenio

Mayton Eugenio

Mikoy Morales

Mikoy Morales

Rey PJ Abellana

Rey PJ Abellana

Stephanie Sol

Stephanie Sol

Yayo Aguila

Yayo Aguila

GMA Network will have viewers swooning as the newest light-hearted drama series More Than Wordsbegins this November 17 on its flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV

 

More Than Words stars Janine Gutierrez and Elmo Magalona, the widely embraced Kapuso love team that will once again captivate audiences, following their pairing in the hit remake of Villa Quintana.

 

Showing Janine Gutierrez in a new light is her portrayal of Ikay, a girl taunted as a weirdo at school because of her unique looks and constant daydreaming.  She finds solace in writing fiction online, creating the character of Katy Perez in her work entitled Diary of a Queen Bee.

 

Unlike Ikay, Katy is a cool, popular girl adored at St. Martin’s University. In her story, she creates her dream boy, Hiro.

 

The next morning, Ikay is surprised when she sees a boy washed ashore. It turns out he is exactly the guy she pictured in her blog entry. Breathing life to the character of Hiro is Elmo Magalona.

 

Hiro finds himself in an unfamiliar place after figuring in an accident the night he rebelled against his widowed mom. He loses his memory, starts a new life with the help of Ikay, and eventually falls for her.

 

Set to make More Than Words all the more exciting is the ensemble cast led by Ms. Jaclyn Jose as Precy, the quirky and eccentric mother of Ikay; Gardo Versoza as Victor, the ambitious stepfather of Hiro; Yayo Aguila as Marissa, the widowed mother of Hiro; Enzo Pineda as Nate, campus heartthrob and star player of the varsity soccer team; Stephanie Sol as Belle, the queen bee of Southville Academy, girlfriend of Nate and Ikay’s biggest bully; Mikoy Morales as Chester, the son of Victor and stepbrother of Hiro;Mayton Eugenio as Chelsea and Coleen Perez as Molly, the classy conspirators of Belle against Ikay.

 

Giving shelter to Hiro are Emil and Rose, respectively portrayed by the widely-popular 80s love team of Rey PJ Abellana and Leni Santos. Emil and Rose’s relationship turned sour after their only child died many years ago. With the arrival of Hiro, they will find their way back to each other. Taking care of Hiro, the son they wished they had, will serve to mend their rocky relationship.

 

Under the helm of esteemed director Andoy Ranay, don’t miss the blossoming romance in More Than Words, this November 4 on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

For more information on Kapuso shows and artists, visit the website, www.gmanetwork.com/international.

GMA International

GMA International

Front Row executive producer Joseph Laban received the UNICEF Asia Pacific Child Rights Award in Macau last October 27

Front Row executive producer Joseph Laban received the UNICEF Asia Pacific Child Rights Award in Macau last October 27

Front Row won Grand Prize at the UNICEF Asia Pacific Child Rights Award for Television for its documentary Ulilang Lubos

Front Row won Grand Prize at the UNICEF Asia Pacific Child Rights Award for Television for its documentary Ulilang Lubos

One of GMA Network’s award-winning documentary programs, Front Row is this year’s winner of the prestigious UNICEF Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television.

Its winning documentary, “Ulilang Lubos” (Orphaned) follows the daily life of 10-year-old Princess, who has had to take care of three younger siblings since their mother abandoned them. Princess washes produce at a wet market to earn money. She receives five to 20 pesos for this.

After working the entire morning, Princess then proceeds to her second job: scavenging. She has to do this every day to feed herself and her siblings.

“I haven’t seen my mom since she left us three years ago,” Princess says. “We started scavenging to get some money and asking around for food. Sometimes we don’t have anything to eat and our stomachs hurt. We sleep on cardboard boxes on the floor. I envy my friends because they go to school but I don’t.”

“Front Row: Ulilang Lubos” was praised by the jurors for reflecting the vulnerable children’s world in their own eyes. “It was very effective,” they said. “There are many heartbreaking moments in this film. The interviews were handled with sensitivity and the three children came across as everyday kids. Their interaction during bath and meal times was very naturalistic, as if the cameras weren’t there. This is a powerful story that really captured the plight of these children.”

 

The UNICEF further says, “Front Row: Orphaned is a powerful piece of television. It shows the importance of protecting and nurturing children, and the strength and resilience they possess, through the eyes of four abandoned children trying desperately to make the most of their lives,” said Christopher de Bono, Chief of Communications, UNICEF East Asia and the Pacific.

 

“It is also a testimony to the value of powerful television storytelling, by motivating all of us to meet our responsibilities and address the suffering of children in need.”   Dr Javad Mottaghi, ABU Secretary-General, said: “To know there are documentary makers of this quality working in our region, chronicling the lives of our most vulnerable children and celebrating the triumph of their young spirits over great adversity, must spur us all on to be the best media messengers we possibly can.

 

‘Front Row: Orphaned’ shows how great documentary-making not only exposes inequality and exploitation but journeys deeper into the human spirit and reminds us that each human being, however young, poor and disadvantaged, carries the light of hope in their soul.” Christopher Slaughter, CEO of CASBAA, said: “CASBAA congratulates GMA Network for their unflinching look at childhood poverty in ‘Front Row: Orphaned’. Our industry reaches hundreds of millions of people around the world daily. It is heartening to see our medium being used as a platform not just for entertainment, but in the service of such a worthy cause as alleviating the plight of children in need.”

 

Managing Producer Joseph Israel Laban accepted the prestigious UNICEF prize last October 27 at the Asia Broadcasting Union awards ceremony held in Macau. He shared the viewers’ positive response to the program. “Since the documentary aired, one of the children’s relatives has reached out to them. Viewers are now sending two of the children to school and more help is still coming in. But we are hoping for a more permanent and comprehensive solution to address the plight of Filipino orphans, perhaps with better Government facilities to take care of them and their basic needs.”

 

The UNICEF Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award was established by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), CASBAA and UNICEF in 2001. It recognizes the efforts of broadcasters and producers in pursuing high quality children’s television and better coverage of children’s issues, and is given each year to the best programme on children’s rights produced in the Asia-Pacific region.

Front Row’s “Ulilang Lubos” also previously won a Silver Screen Award at the 2014 United States International Film and Video Festival and received a Finalist citation at the 2014 URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary in Monaco, the sole Philippine program to be honoured this year.

 

Kapuso viewers abroad can catch the multi-awarded documentary program Front Row on GMA News TV International, which is available to subscribers in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, North Africa, and Canada.

Bubble Gang turns 19

October 27, 2014 — Leave a comment
Betong Sumaya

Betong Sumaya

Mikael Daez

Mikael Daez

Antonio Aquitana

Antonio Aquitana

Sef Cadayawan

Sef Cadayawan

Michael V

Michael V

Jackie Rice

Jackie Rice

Gwen Zamora

Gwen Zamora

Andrea Torres

Andrea Torres

Sam Pinto

Sam Pinto

Ruffa Mae Quinto

Ruffa Mae Quinto

Michael V

Michael V

The laughter never stops as the country’s longest running comedy/gag show Bubble Gang (BG) celebrates its 19th anniversary this Saturday (October 25). Keeping its comedy stronghold, Bubble Gang preps up for gags, spoofs and sketches featuring a bunch of celebrity personalities.

 

As the favorite Saturday night habit turns 19, the BG barkada becomes crazier as they are joined by Kapuso Royal Couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera. Brace yourselves as the dashing Kapuso Prime leading men also take part in the episode led by Dennis TrilloTom Rrodriguez, and Rocco Nacino. Celerbity Bluff hosts Eugene Domingo and Jose Manalo will definitely bring more fun in the episode together with Wynwyn Marquez and Yagit kids: Chlaui MalayaoZymic JaranillaJudie Dela Cruz, and Jemwell Ventinilla.

 

Saturday night will definitely be remarkable as BG welcomes acclaimed personalities headlined by Vic SottoArnold ClavioHerbert BautistaFreddie AguilarManilyn ReynesAnjo YllanaGabby Eigenmann, and Ms. Gloria Romero.

 

Making the all-time favorite gags and spoofs more entertaining, Bubble Gang’s Istambay and Bubble Shakers visit the sets of Kapuso sitcoms Vampire Ang Daddy Ko and Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento and primetime musicale Marian. Moreover, much-loved character sketches of BG get to meet the show’s guest personalities.

 

Thankful for the overwhelming response of viewers in the segment Ikaw at ang Ina, Sef Cadayona as Selphie gets to know her aunt to be portrayed by Gabby Eigenmann.

 

Kapuso ace comedian Michael V. as Mr. Matapobre, a sketch about a rich man who hates low-class mannerisms, crosses paths with his poor relatives, the Yagit kids.

 

Also on Saturday night, the intimidating villainess Antonietta (Betong Sumaya) does an exciting banter with the Original Queen of Philippine Movies, Ms. Gloria Romero.

 

Meanwhile, the old wise man Tata Lino gives interesting answers to questions from Freddie Aguilar, Arnold Clavio, Herbert Bautista, Rocco Nacino, and Dennis Trillo.

 

Don’t miss the anniversary special of the undisputed Kapuso comedy/gag show Bubble Gang this Saturday on GMA Pinoy TV.

GMA Kapuso Foundation, the socio-civic arm of GMA Network, made a lasting impact on thousands of lives through its most recent projects.

During relief operations conducted from August 29 to 30, GMAKF provided 1,247 adults and children from Macalelon and Pitogo, Quezon with free medical consultations and medicines as part of efforts for victims of typhoon Glenda. Volunteers from the East Avenue Medical Center Surgery Department also took part in the project.

The same assistance was given in the joint medical mission with Pharex Health Corporation, which serviced 850 people coming from depressed barangays. The event, which was held on August 22 in Tondo, Manila, was supported by volunteer doctors from Philippine Medical Association and Manila Medical Society and nurses from the Metropolitan Medical Center Nursing Department.

In celebration of Sight Saving month, GMAKF together with the Integrated Philippine Association of Optometrists (IPAO) as its main project partner provided free refraction and eyeglasses to 692 individuals (312 in Manila, 209 in Cebu, 181 in Davao) via the Kapuso 20/20 project. 79 doctors gave their services for free, while Essilor Vision Foundation donated all the lenses and frames. A lecture on proper eye glass and eye care was also conducted during the events.

On the other hand, the August Sagip Dugtong Buhay project held yearly at the EVER Gotesco Mall marked its 18th year on a successful note as it collected 1,871 blood bags (837,100cc) on August 8. The successful bloodletting which mobilized blood donors was done in partnership with Philippine Red Cross (6 chapters), Ever Gotesco Mall and Go Tong Foundation.

With her birthday falling on the month of August, GMAKF EVP and COO Mel C. Tiangco held a simple celebration together with the beneficiaries of the medical mission with Pharex Health Corporation. The bloodletting activity was also conducted in line with Tiangco’s special day.

Meanwhile, as Typhoon Luis crossed Northern Luzon last September 13, GMAKF distributed relief goods to evacuees in Binalonan, Pangasinan, which was flooded due to the heavy rains. A week after, the country was struck again by another tropical depression, Mario, which made landfall in northern Cagayan. GMAKF immediately gave relief goods to flooded areas near Quezon City such as Marikina, Rizal, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela and Pasig. Once the roads became passable, GMAKF rushed to Bulacan, Ilocos Sur and Pangasinan to conduct relief operations. A total of 59, 644 individuals were given immediate relief assistance in the wake of both typhoons.

In the same way, when the alert level for Mt. Mayon was raised from 1 to 3 last September 16, GMAKF travelled to Albay to conduct a soup kitchen and distribute relief goods to the residents, who were evacuated in Cabanaagan and Anuling Elementary School. A total of 9,150 evacuees were served through GMAKF’s efforts.

“We remain committed to providing Serbisyong Totoo to our less fortunate brothers and sisters,” said Tiangco. “We credit the success of our projects to our partners, volunteers, and donors, who help us bring our plans to fruition.”

To place a donation, interested parties may visit http://www.gmanetwork.com/kapusofoundation.

GMAKF Operation Bayanihan (relief operations), Typhoon Mario and Habagat, Malabon

GMAKF Operation Bayanihan (relief operations), Typhoon Mario and Habagat, Malabon

GMAKF, Kalusugan Karavan (medical mission), Tondo Manila

GMAKF, Kalusugan Karavan (medical mission), Tondo Manila

GMAKF, Kapuso 20 20 Eye Project 2014

GMAKF, Kapuso 20 20 Eye Project 2014

GMAKF, Sagip Dugtong Buhay bloodletting project, August 2014

GMAKF, Sagip Dugtong Buhay bloodletting project, August 2014

“I die without seeing dawn’s light shining on my country… You, who will see it, welcome it for me… Don’t forget those who fell during the nighttime.”
― Jose Rizal, Noli Me Tangere

 

He is widely regarded as the country’s most beloved hero. This Monday, get to know the man behind the hero as GMA News and Public Affairs brings to life the untold stories of Jose Rizal with the world premiere of the first-ever Bayaniseryeon primetime television, ILUSTRADO.

 

Ilustrado offers an educational and entertaining viewing experience as it features the life of Rizal as a young student in the Philippines to his travels in Europe as well as the major events and influences that shaped his mind and actions as a reformist. Through his letters to his family and friends, Ilustrado depicts Rizal’s struggles while living abroad. And through his love letters, the series tries to illustrate his relationship with women and why he is considered a notorious lover boy.

 

Produced by the same creative team behind the highly-acclaimed historical drama Katipunan and mini-series Bayan Ko, Ilustrado boasts of an ensemble of topnotch artists led by award-winning actor and Kapuso homegrown star Alden Richards as Jose Rizal.

 

Joining him are Kylie Padilla as Leonor Rivera, who many historians believe was Rizal’s true love, and Solenn Heussaff as Nellie Boustead, the French woman Rizal almost married.

 

Portraying the role of Rizal’s beloved parents are this year’s Cinemalaya best actress Eula Valdez (Teodora Alonzo) and Ricardo Cepeda (Francisco Mercado). Freddie Webb gives life to Rizal’s uncle, Don Jose Alberto, while Rizal’s brother Paciano Mercado is played by Marco Alcaraz. Child star Jhiz Deocareza plays the young Rizal.

 

Also incorporated in the Bayaniserye are fictional characters representing some of Rizal’s antagonists – mother and son Conchita and Venchito Monteverde (played by five-time Urian best actress Jaclyn Jose and Polo Ravales, respectively); Padre Amado (Lito Legaspi); and young Venchito (Sean Ross).

 

The cast also includes Max Collins as Consuela Ortiga, JC Tiuseco as Antonio Luna, Lucho Ayala as Jose Alejandrino, Bryan Benedict as Juan Luna, Jak Roberto as Maximo Viola, and Rhen Escano as Isidra Monteverde.

 

Under the direction of King Marc Baco, Ilustrado is filmed using the sophisticated Arri Alexa camera, along with equally high-end lenses provided by CMB Film Services Inc.  GMA Post Production, using up-to-date 3D visual effects technology, has recreated the grandeur of the European cities where Rizal lived and completed his novels Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo.

 

The series’ theme song is composed and performed by Gloc9 featuring Lirah Bermudez with additional arrangement by Simon Tan.

 

Ilustrado, the first Bayaniserye on Philippine primetime, airs beginning Monday, October 20, 9:30pm right after Hiram na Alaala.

 

It will also air simultaneously on GMA Pinoy TV.  To learn more about Ilustrado’s airing schedule, visit GMA International’s website, www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV, and follow GMA Pinoy TV on Twitter and Instagram via @gmapinoytv.

 

For more updates, join Ilustrado in Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ilustradosagma7) or follow its Twitter accounthttps://twitter.com/ilustradosaGMA7 .

Basta Everyday Happy hosts - Alessandra de Rossi, Gladys Reyes, Chef Boy Logro and Donita Rose

Basta Everyday Happy hosts – Alessandra de Rossi, Gladys Reyes, Chef Boy Logro and Donita Rose

GMA Life TV logo

GMA Life TV logo

I-Bilib with Chris Tiu as its main host will debut on GMA Life TV

I-Bilib with Chris Tiu as its main host will debut on GMA Life TV

Julie Anne San Jose sang the theme song of GMA Life TV's new station ID

Julie Anne San Jose sang the theme song of GMA Life TV’s new station ID

Sarap Diva hosted by Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid combines great food and great music

Sarap Diva hosted by Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid combines great food and great music

Beginning this October, GMA Life TV, the second international channel of GMA Network, reflects the vibrance of life in its new line-up of programs, catering to the ever-changing preferences of Filipino audiences abroad.

 

Indeed, “There’s More to Life,” as the channel’s new tagline goes, with its premium mix of Filipino programming – from drama to infotainment, news to sports, reality to fashion, and essentially everything in between – appealing to every member of the household.

 

Now on its 6th year, GMA Life TV combines both new and well-loved Kapuso programs that feature some of the Network’s biggest Entertainment stars like Regine Velasquez, Heart Evangelista, Jean Garcia, Camille Prats, Chris Tiu, Chef Boy Logro, Donita Rose, Alessandra de Rossi, Gladys Reyes, Isabelle Daza, and Solenn Heussaff, as well as News and Public Affairs personalities such as Raffy Tima, Pia Archangel, Mariz Umali, Jun Veneracion, Connie Sison, Suzi Entrata, Drew Arellano and Doc Ferds, to name a few.

 

“We want to touch and inspire as many viewers as possible to enjoy, embrace and celebrate life to the fullest,” says GMA VP and head of international operations Joseph T. Francia on the new and exciting mix of Filipino programs available on the channel. “GMA Life TV is the channel for Filipinos abroad who feel that they can’t have enough of their favourite Pinoy programming.  So we are giving our viewers another generous serving of the programs they miss. Apart from being a source of the latest news, trends or gossip, we are presenting GMA Life TV as every viewer’s companion in finding ways to enjoy his or her day-to-day activities.”

 

Among the new shows on GMA Life TV are Weddings TV, a visual feast of wedding ideas; Pinay Beauty Queen Academy, a reality show on the dramas, challenges, and intrigues in becoming a beauty queen; Nang Magising si Juan, which tackles money issues and financial management; and Young Minds Inspired, a program that puts the spotlight on inspiring and talented teens. I-Bilib, Byahe ni Drew and Born Impact are also new additions in the channel.

 

Besides theseexisting programs such as Taste Buddies, Mars, Sarap Diva, Aha!, Ang Pinaka, Day-Off, Reel Life, Love Hotline, and Let’s Fiesta, to name a few, will likewise continue to captivate Kapuso viewers across the globe.

 

They must also look forward to the “There’s More To Life” music video with its theme song sung by no less than Asia’s Pop Sweetheart, Julie Anne San Jose. The song echoes GMA Life TV’s reinforced vision of inspiring viewers to live each day to the fullest, “It’s a brand new day, a brand new life/ More to love, more to share, more to celebrate/ There’s more to life with GMA Life TV.”

 

GMA Life TV is available in the U.S, Canada, the Middle East, North Africa, Hong Kong, Guam, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Madagascar with an estimated one million viewers from all over the world.

 

Learn more about GMA Life TV and other GMA International channels and events throughwww.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV and follow GMA Pinoy TV on Twitter and Instagram via @gmapinoytv.

Julie Anne San Jose, Miguel Tanfelix, Tom Rodriguez, Carla Abellana, and Betong Sumaya are all smiles upon arriving in LA for the Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A. concert (photo courtesy of Sthanlee B. Mirador)

Julie Anne San Jose, Miguel Tanfelix, Tom Rodriguez, Carla Abellana, and Betong Sumaya are all smiles upon arriving in LA for the Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A. concert (photo courtesy of Sthanlee B. Mirador)

Kapuso leading man Tom Rodriguez and his onscreen partner Carla Abellana gave the crowd an exhilarating show. (photo courtesy of Sthanlee B. Mirador)

Kapuso leading man Tom Rodriguez and his onscreen partner Carla Abellana gave the crowd an exhilarating show. (photo courtesy of Sthanlee B. Mirador)

(photo courtesy of Sthanlee B. Mirador)

(photo courtesy of Sthanlee B. Mirador)

Laughter, excitement and pure entertainment filled the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center as scores of loyal Kapuso fans trooped to GMA Pinoy TV’s successful sold-out concert, “Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A.” last September 27.

 

Featuring one of the hottest love teams on television – Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez, the show was an exciting Kapuso experience from beginning to end as the audience was treated to exhilarating performances and entertaining segments from their favorite GMA stars.

 

Carla and Tom, who were first paired in the internationally-acclaimed series My Husband’s Lover, exuded undeniable chemistry as they serenaded the crowd. Attesting to the popularity of their onscreen pairing currently seen in the romantic-drama My Destiny, their fans eagerly cheered on the pair all throughout their production number. They did not disappoint their fans as they performed thrilling duets and engaged in endearing banter.

 

“We had a great time performing in L.A.,” says Carla. “The crowd was very appreciative and it was nice to be able to put up a good show and bring a piece of ‘home’ to our fellow Filipinos in the US.”

 

It was also a homecoming of sorts for Tom as he was reunited with his family who came all the way from Arizona to support the Kapuso leading man. “Performing in this show was heartwarming for me because, not only was I able to share the experience with our kababayans abroad, I was also able to share it with my family,” he expresses.

 

Tom also gave the crowd a preview of his newest game show on GMA, Don’t Lose The Money, in a segment where two couples were called to participate in the game.

 

Carla and Tom were also joined on stage by some of GMA’s most versatile performers.

 

Actor-comedian Betong Sumaya portrayed his popular character Antonietta from the country’s longest running comedy show Bubble Gang. Betong elicited endless laughter from the audience with his comedic segment. Like Tom, Betong was also able to meet with family members whom he had not seen in a long time.

 

Nakakataba ng puso ang mainit na pagtanggap sa amin dito sa L.A. [We are happy with the warm reception we received here in L.A.],” says Betong. “Unang pagkakataon kong makarating sa Amerika kaya hinalikan ko talaga ang lupa pagdating ko ng airport. Masaya rin kasi after the longest time, nagkita-kita kami ng mga kamag-anak namin sa L.A. so parang reunion na rin. [It was my first time to visit America so I really kissed the ground upon arriving at the airport. I’m also happy because, after the longest time, I was reunited with my family here in L.A.]”

 

The crowd was also amazed with Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose’s powerful vocals which were showcased in her lively song and dance numbers. Julie Anne has been one of the most requested performers in GMA’s international shows.

 

“The energy of the crowd was contagious,” declares the Kapuso singing sensation and Sunday All Stars mainstay. “It was definitely a lot of fun performing for the Filipino community in L.A.”

 

Meanwhile, fast-rising teen star Miguel Tanfelix, who starred in GMA’s top-rating primetime series Niño, also impressed the crowd with his dancing skills. In his first visit to the United States, Miguel was overwhelmed with the support from their fans abroad. “It was my first time to be part of a GMA Pinoy TV event,” said the Kapuso teen artist. “It was a great experience and I look forward to entertaining more Kapuso fans abroad in the future.”

 

The show culminated in a meet and greet with the Kapuso stars that had fans lining up for hours just to meet and take photos with their favorite artists. Following the hugely successful event, more Kapuso fans in different parts of the world have expressed their desire to see the GMA’s artists perform in their own countries.

 

Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A. was sponsored by Camella, Cerritos Mitsubishi, Vonage, Xoom.com, Vista Residences, Debt Aid Consulting, Moneygram, Thunderbird Platinum, Pag Ibig Fund, Financial Rescue, The Generics Pharmacy, Smart World Mobile, Everest Cooling Systems and Direct TV.

 

Learn more about GMA’s international events through the website, www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV and follow GMA Pinoy TV on Twitter and Instagram via @gmapinoytv.

Ang Lihim Ni Annasandra Cast Mikael Daez, Andrea Torres, Pancho Magno, and  Cris Villonco

Ang Lihim Ni Annasandra Cast Mikael Daez, Andrea Torres, Pancho Magno, and Cris Villonco

Ang Lihim ni Annasandra

Ang Lihim ni Annasandra

This October 7, GMA Network presents a new drama that combines romance and fantasy with Ang Lihim ni Annasandra premiering on the Network’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

 

It describes every woman’s journey in finding true love, while allowing her secrets to remain a mystery, because like her secret, every woman is a mystery.

 

The original drama series is topbilled by Kapuso leading lady Andrea Torres as the alluring but street-smart market vendor Annasandra, a loving daughter whose only wish is to provide the needs of her parents.

 

Playing opposite her is sought-after actor-host Mikael Daez as William Benitez, a rich and handsome man who works as a marketing department head for their family business (a surgicenter). William eventually falls for Annasandra without knowing her secret. This is the third team-up of Andrea Torres and Mikael Daez, following Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga and With A Smile.

 

Fast-rising actor Pancho Magno is Enrico, the hunky porter who is secretly in love with Annasandra.

 

Rochelle Pangilinan plays Esmeralda, the mysterious mountain-dweller who cursed Annasandra to become an awok. Esmeralda herself is an awok. When Annasandra’s father Carlos shot and killed Elena, her daughter; Esmeralda cursed the human Annasandra to be an awok.

 

Keeping the real identity of Annasandra a secret to protect her from being hurt and hurting other people, Glydel Mercado plays Belinda Vergara, the simple and loving mother of Annasandra. Emilio Garcia is Carlos Vergara,the loving father of Annasandra who inadvertently brought the curse upon his daughter.

 

Ma. Isabel Lopez is Rosario, an “awok” and the mother of EsmeraldaArthur Solinap is Kenneth, the doctor best friend of WilliamJoyce Burton is Hazel Benitez, the ex-beauty queen socialite mother of William; and Cris Villonco as Lorraine Armada, the beautiful surgicenter model who will do anything just to win William.

 

Completing the cast are Gab de Leon as Jimmy, the confidant of Enrico; and Erika Padilla as Becca, the bubbly and cheerful best friend of Annasandra.

 

In Ang Lihim Ni Annasandra, twist of events led Annasandra to be cursed.  From her human form, she transforms into an “awok” when dusk sets in. Her parents keep her real identity a secret to protect Annasandra from being misjudged, from being harmed and from harming other people.

 

Will Annasandra’s life ever be normal? Will she ever find true love and happiness despite her secret?

 

Much like how your own secret defines who you are, find out how one woman’s secret can lead her to everlasting love in Ang Lihim ni Annasandra, beginning October 7 on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

For more information on your favourite Kapuso programs, visit the website, www.gmanetwork.com/international.

Yagit Kids

Yagit Kids

This October 14, GMA Network will make us reminisce blissful childhood days with our true friends and encourage us to create more joyful memories together via the upcoming afternoon drama series, Yagit.

 

GMA Network’s remake of Yagit introduces the newest child wonders Chlaui MalayaoZymic JaranillaJudie Dela CruzJemwell Ventinilla who will breathe life to Eliza, Ding, Jocelyn, and Tomtom, the characters who became part of the Filipinos’ lives 20 years ago and will definitely capture the hearts of today’s generation once again.

 

Portraying the character of Eliza Macabuhay is Chlaui Malayao, a sweet girl who became popular on her memorable pancit canton TV commercial, easily catches the attention and affection of everyone with her angelic face. Her happy disposition fits the role of Eliza, the loving daughter of Dolores Macabuhay, to be played by Kapuso actress Yasmien Kurdi. Their physically similar charming faces make their mother and daughter tandem in the small screen more realistic.

 

Playing Ding Reyes, a street-smart boy who will eventually develop friendship with Eliza, Jocelyn, and Tomtom is Zymic Jaranilla. With his heartfelt acting performance, Zymic easily draws in sympathy and unique connection with the viewers like no other.

 

Playing siblings and Eliza’s cousins Jocelyn and Tomtom Macabuhay are the Ate and Kuya of the Yagits,  Judie Dela Cruz and Jemwell Ventinilla, respectively. Judie is a kind-hearted girl who is passionate about acting and singing.

 

Meanwhile, Jemwell, who will give life to Tomtom’s chubby character, has a humorous personality. His comic timing makes him perfect for the role.

 

Together, these four lead characters will prove how the power of togetherness and friendship can influence their positive outlook amidst life’s challenges.

 

Also joining them is Steph Yamut, a cheerful kid from Cebu, who will be portraying the role of the English/ Tagalog and Cebuano-speaking girl Tiffany.

 

Catch this generation’s talented child actors in the highly-anticipated remake of the phenomenal drama series,Yagit, this October 14 on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

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Regine & Alden are hosts in Bet Ng Bayan

Regine & Alden are hosts in Bet Ng Bayan

This October 5 (Sunday), the search for the Performing Artist Extraordinaire begins via GMA Network’s newest reality talent search Bet ng Bayan. Hosted by no less than the Asia’s Songbird Ms. Regine Velasquez-Alcasidand Kapuso Prime leading man Alden Richards, Bet ng Bayan showcases exceptional Filipino talents—dancing, singing, and extraordinary performances.

 

BNB is a nationwide musical festival fostering the Filipino’s faith in the Filipino talent as the performer that is broad in orientation and scope. Since July, BNB has welcomed all hopefuls from all over the Philippines who are to show off the best of what they’ve got. The show encourages viewers to personally and passionately root for a specific local Filipino talent into becoming the nation’s best.

 

It’s the first talent show that I’ll be hosting na hindi lang singing. This one is different kasi may kakaibang talento at sayawan. And what we’re doing in Bet ng Bayan is that each category will have a winner—Bet na Singer/s, Bet na Dancer/s, at Bet na Kakaibang Talento. I’m very much excited to be part of the nationwide auditions. We’re going to look for representatives from each region, so everyone can support their fellow kababayan,” shares Regine.

 

Meanwhile, Alden also expresses his excitement to be part of the show, “Sobrang blessed ako to be part of this show lalo na at makakasama ko pa si Ms. Regine. I am very much looking forward to witness kung gaano kagaling ang mga Pinoy. This show will definitely be inspiring knowing that thousand of aspirants are ready to take a chance on fulfilling a lifetime dream.”

 

Directed by Mark Reyes, Bet ng Bayan will air every Sunday with updates from Monday to Friday.

 

Bet ng Bayan will definitely bring a new level of entertainment to Filipino viewers as it premieres this October 5 on GMA Pinoy TV.