Archives For June 2015

Julie Anne San Jose - Tidal Wave

Julie Anne San Jose – Tidal Wave

Julie Anne San Jose - Tidal Wave

Julie Anne San Jose – Tidal Wave

Julie Anne San Jose - Tidal Wave

Julie Anne San Jose – Tidal Wave

Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose adds another milestone to her career as she recently concluded filming three music videos in San Francisco and New York in collaboration with Los Angeles-based company, VIM Entertainment Inc. The videos will be distributed worldwide by GMA Records.

 

One of the music videos she shot in the United States is for her single Tidal Wave which was arranged by Sidney Brown, better known as Omen, an American music producer from Harlem who has worked with artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, and Ludacris.

 

Last June 21, her supporters got an exclusive treat from Asia’s Pop Sweetheart and multi-platinum recording artist as she launched her newest music video in GMA Network’s musical variety program Sunday All Stars.

 

Julie exudes a great amount of excitement as she talks about her experience in filming Tidal Wave, “I got to skateboard. Inaral ko siya before the shoot.Syempre malamig dun, tapos naka-jeans at crop top lang ako, kaya lamig na lamig talaga ako. Pero masaya kasi I got to work with a lot of people in great teams, tapos they were so nice to me. Sobrang accommodating nila.”

 

As it promises to highlight a different side of Julie, the singer-actress further claims that she was able to get in touch with her different personas while filming the music videos. In Tidal Wave, she is reminded of how it feels to have butterflies in the stomach, and the usual teenage crush spectacular. “Nag-enjoy akong i-film yung music videos, and since Tidal Wave is very light, more on kilig, I’m sure maraming makaka-relate sa song.”

 

Meanwhile, Julie’s other two music videos are set to premiere in the following months.

Megan Young

Megan Young

Megan Young

Megan Young

Megan Young

Megan Young

Kinilig ako, siyempre. It’s a big project,” reveals Kapuso actress Megan Young when asked about her reaction upon learning that she’s going to breathe new life to the well-loved character of Mari Mar.

 

Despite feeling nervous, the Kapuso actress doesn’t let the nerves get to her and instead feels excited as she prepares for the role, “Acting wise, nagwo-workshop na kami nila Tom [Rodriguez] and Lauren [Young]. May dance and diving lessons din para siyempre mas magawa natin ng tama. Excited lang talaga ako, sine-set aside ko na lang ang kaba.”

 

Megan also admitted that she can relate to the character of Mari Mar. In an interview, Megan recalls her experience before she was hailed as Miss World 2013, “Si Mari Mar kasi she’s like any other Pinay who strive for the best.”

 

“Isa siyang hardworker, gagawin niya ang lahat para makuha ang mga pangarap niya. Ganoon din ako, kahit sinabi ng iba dati na baka matalo ako sa pageant… I put that aside kasi ito ang gusto ko. Manalo, matalo at least nagawako. Si Mari Mar ganoon din na kahit mag-fail siya, in the end she’ll make sure na ‘yung failure na ‘yun ay magiging encouragement sa kanya to strive for the better,” Megan says.

 

Under the helm of Dominic Zapata, Mari Mar is set to thrill the viewers this August on GMA. It will air worldwide on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

Tom Rodriguez

Tom Rodriguez

Kapuso leading man Tom Rodriguez is more than ready to thrill viewers as he plays the role of Sergio in GMA’s upcoming primetime series Mari Mar.

 

“I was very surprised, very honored and excited, it felt so unreal. I knew right away when I first heard about it that it was going to be a big project. Nakaka-pressure pero at the same time I’m very excited ‘cause I know I’m going to learn a lot on this project,” shares the Kapuso actor in an interview during the story conference of Mari Mar.

 

Making Tom more delighted about the project is the opportunity to work with Miss World 2013 Megan Young, “I really feel blessed. Mas nakakabawas ng kaba at takot kasi I’ve worked with her before. At least we already have a great working relationship.”

 

Aside from Megan, Tom is likewise excited to collaborate again with director Dominic Zapata whom he first worked with in My Husband’s Lover.

 

Expect as well powerful performances to be delivered by Jaclyn Jose, Ricardo Cepeda, Carmi Martin, Jaya, Cris Villanueva, Candy Pangilinan, and Lauren Young. There will also be portrayals by Frank Magalona, Maricris Garcia, and Dion Ignacio.

 

There’s definitely more artists to be revealed as Mari Mar airs this August on GMA Pinoy TV.

Barbie and Derrick Barbie Forteza (1) Barbie and Thea (4)Great news for avid viewers and supporters of GMA Network’s top-rating afternoon drama program, The Half Sisters, as the program will run until August this year.

 

“It is with much overwhelming Kapuso pride that I would like to congratulate the entire cast, crew and the creative team of “The Half Sisters” on our first anniversary. I would like to thank the loyal viewers for consistently keeping us on the top spot and making us one of the longest-running original Afternoon Prime Drama series of the Kapuso Network,” says the show’s director, Mark Reyes.

 

Since its pilot airing, The Half Sisters has been dominating its timeslot with high TV ratings relative to competition. The show is celebrating its first anniversary this week with more surprises and plot twists to be revealed in the succeeding episodes. To this day, it is unquestionably the country’s number 1 daytime show nationwide.

 

The recently held a fans day, where fans had the chance to interact with the cast led Barbie Forteza and Thea Tolentino and ably supported by Jean Garcia, Jomari Yllana, Ryan Eigenmann and newly-joined by Eula Valdes together with Andre Paras, Vaness del Moral, Mel Martinez, Pancho Magno, Juancho Triviño and Winwyn Marquez.

 

Expect more revelations and twists as the drama continues in The Half Sisters weekdays on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

For updates on GMA Network’s artists, programs, international channels and events, visit the website www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pageswww.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV, www.facebook.com/gmalifetv, and www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, Twitter pages @gmapinoytv, @gma_lifetv, and @gmanewstvintl and Instagram account @gmapinoytv.

Kapuso stars joined GMAKF EVP and COO Mel C. Tiangco in giving the residents an early Christmas gift last December.

Kapuso stars joined GMAKF EVP and COO Mel C. Tiangco in giving the residents an early Christmas gift last December.

Mel Tiangco in Kapuso Village Tacloban

Mel Tiangco in Kapuso Village Tacloban

With the help of the GMA Kapuso Foundation’s donors and partners, this landmark undertaking, which includes 403 permanent concrete houses, was officially completed on May 21

With the help of the GMA Kapuso Foundation’s donors and partners, this landmark undertaking, which includes 403 permanent concrete houses, was officially completed on May 21

GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) recently marked another milestone achievement with the completion of its 403-unit housing project in Tacloban, Leyte.

 

The Kapuso Village in Tacloban is the first permanent concrete housing project in the area for survivors of typhoon Yolanda.

 

With the help of its donors and partners, GMAKF continues to reach out to the survivors and other affected people surrounding the area of Tacloban.

 

Along with the housing project, GMAKF is planning to build 24 new classrooms under its Kapuso School Development project within the Kapuso Village in Tacloban. A Kapuso Village will also soon rise in Palo with 169 more concrete houses to further accommodate the survivors.

 

GMAKF EVP and COO Mel C. Tiangco recalls all the hardwork and expresses her gratitude for those who made the project possible. “Besides financial assistance, some donors gave us construction materials or appliances, while some gave us really good discounts,” shares Tiangco. “Needless to say, we are grateful for the trust and generosity bestowed to us by numerous citizens all over the world.”

 

GMAKF also requested the local government to provide an additional 2,000 square meter space for an office for the homeowners association, function hall and a multi-purpose center, where residents can set up sari-sari stores and other establishments they deem wise, to further make the area a barangay.

 

Meanwhile, GMAKF recently formed a group of volunteers under the guidance of the Department of Community Development of the College of Social Work and Community Development in UP Diliman to help and guide the beneficiaries of the Kapuso Village in terms of having a sense of community and building camaraderie.

There are currently 403 families or more than 3,000 individuals, who were left homeless by the super typhoon, who are now residing in the Kapuso Village in Tacloban.

 

Indeed, GMAKF gives these survivors a new hope, and a new story to tell.

Silver Award  2015 Asia-Pacific Tambuli Awards

Silver Award 2015 Asia-Pacific Tambuli Awards

After bagging the World Bronze  Medal at the 2015 New York Festivals last April, GMA News TV’s “May Pag-asa” Station ID continues to bring home accolades from award-giving bodies. 

 

In May, the Station ID won Silver in the Advocacy Marketing Category  at the Philippine Association for National Advertisers PANAta Marketing Effectiveness Awards. The body honors the best communication tools in the country. 

 

In the recently concluded 2015 Asia-Pacific Tambuli Awards on June 9, GMA News TV’s “May Pag-asa” Station ID brought home another Silver in the Advocacy Category.  The Asia-Pacific Tambuli Awards recognizes brands from around the world which not only deliver results but promote social good, celebrate human truths, ignite purpose and effect real change. 

 

The Station ID presented a moving and heartwarming collection of stories of hope featuring the little known trials and tragedies that the channel’s personalities have overcome … such as venerable talk show host Winnie Monsod’s having recently had a stroke, Peabody award winning documentarist Jay Taruc taking care of his daughter with spinal muscular atrophy, investigative journalist Malou Mangahas having been imprisoned during Martial Law etc.  The campaign showed that the GMA News TV anchors, like their viewers, have gone through trying times yet have bounced back.

 

The inspiring campaign was the brainchild of Nena Dumol who was diagnosed with Lupus in 2011 but continues to work as a Senior Program Manager for GMA News TV.

The Rich Mans Daughter

The Rich Mans Daughter

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Gabbi and Ruru

Gabbi and Ruru

Dingdong Dantes

Dingdong Dantes

There are more reasons to get hooked on GMA Network’s primetime dramas with the programs’ exciting developments.

 

From Pari ‘Koy’s way of uplifting the human spirit, the bittersweet moments in Let The Love Begin, up to how the characters of The Rich Man’s Daughter bravely face the truth, GMA Telebabad definitely knows how to pique the curiosity of every viewer.

 

After garnering positive comments from some priests of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), GMA Network’s first ever faith-serye, Pari ‘Koy, continues to grab attention from viewers and netizens.

 

The original series Let the Love Begin is fast becoming one of the favorite dramas of the viewers in the primetime block. Kapuso viewers can expect more confrontations and revelations on Let the Love Begin as the succeeding episodes get more interesting and engaging. Let the Love begin stars Ai-Ai delas Alas alongside Ruru Madrid and Gabbi Garcia.

 

GMA Network’s groundbreaking series The Rich Man’s Daughter continues to take its viewers at the edge of their seats as each episode gradually reveals the personal truths of each character. Top billed by Rhian Ramos, she is joined by Glaiza de Castro, Luis Alandy, Katrina Halili, Mike Tan, Chynna Ortaleza, Sheena Halili, and Ms. Gloria Romero.

 

Catch these programs and more on GMA Pinoy TV, GMA’s flagship international channel. Let the Love Begin and The Rich Man’s Daughter are available with English subtitles.

 

Kapuso viewers abroad can get the latest updates from GMA International channels by visiting the website www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pageswww.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV, www.facebook.com/gmalifetv, and, www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, and Twitter pages @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV.

Jessica Soho

Jessica Soho

Award winning GMA News personality Kara David

Award winning GMA News personality Kara David

I JUANDER Susan Enriquez

I JUANDER Susan Enriquez

I JUANDER Cesar Apolinario

I JUANDER Cesar Apolinario

Philippine broadcast giant GMA Network delivers the latest news and information from the country straight to Hong Kong with the launch of its international news and public affairs channel, GMA News TV International, through the carrier now TV beginning June 2.

 

“This year marks GMA International’s 10th year of bringing Filipinos abroad closer to home,” says GMA Vice President and Head of International Operations Joseph T. Francia. “As we celebrate this milestone, we continue to uphold our commitment to bring quality Kapuso programming to a wider audience,” he adds.

 

Powered by the Philippines’ most trusted news and public affairs team, GMA News TV International is the top choice to meet the Filipinos’ demand for complete, accurate, and credible news from home, provided by the Network’s multi-awarded news personalities and top-rated programs.

 

Among these are its flagship newscast State of the Nation with Jessica Soho, hosted by Peabody award winner and highly regarded broadcast journalist Jessica Soho, which features in-depth analyses on current issues.

 

The only show of its kind currently on Philippine TV – Investigative Documentaries, hosted by Malou Mangahas solidly follows the paper trail behind issues every week. Investigative Documentaries assesses the performance of political clans, studies the impact of government policies and investigates corruption.

 

Powerhouse, hosted by award-winning journalist Kara David, gives the public never before seen access into the private lives – and homes – of the country’s most powerful individuals.

 

I Juander led by Susan Enriquez and Cesar Apolinario, has captured viewers’ hearts with its unforgettable social experiments and its entertaining discussion of Filipino culture, food, traditions and superstitions.

 

Game-changing weekend documentary programs Reel Time and Front Row tackle poverty and social ills, telling the raw stories of the subjects themselves, using no hosts or voice-overs.

 

Moreover, GMA News TV International offers live telecasts of the latest news coverage and breaking news from the Philippines.

 

With this new launch, GMA International, the business unit that manages the operation and distribution of GMA’s international channels, strengthens its partnership with now TV and distributes GMA Pinoy TV, GMA’s flagship international channel, and GMA Life TV, GMA’s international lifestyle channel, in Hong Kong.

 

Ms. Loke Kheng Tham, PCCW’s Executive Vice President of Pay TV, said: “We are delighted to provide Pinoys in Hong Kong with their favorite home country channels exclusively on now TV, as part of the Filipino Pack.” She added: “Now TV is Hong Kong’s largest pay-TV provider, offering more than 190 top-class channels to 1.2 million customers. Adding GMA News TV International to our lineup further demonstrates now TV’s commitment to providing all customers with a wide range of content choices. On this occasion, we are very pleased to serve Hong Kong’s Pinoy community with comprehensive Filipino programming.”

 

The GMA channels are included in The Filipino Pack, which is priced at priced at HKD 108 per month. GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV are also available for individual subscription. To subscribe, interested parties may call 2888 0008 and press 2 or visit www.nowtv.now.com

 

Kapuso viewers abroad can catch the latest updates from GMA International channels by visiting the website www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pageswww.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV, www.facebook.com/gmalifetv, and, www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, and Twitter pages @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV.

GMA Network Statement:

After 11 years at the forefront of showbiz news, Pia Guanio has decided to say goodbye to Chika Minute on 24 Oras.

Pia decided to let go of her anchoring duties on 24 Oras to prioritize family life and raising her daughter Scarlet with her husband Steve Mago.

GMA Network understands the importance of family and is fully behind Pia’s decision to move forward.

Pia has been with 24 Oras since it launched in 2004, carving a niche in entertainment news with her fun and classy news delivery.

With Pia’s help, Chika Minute has etched itself in the consciousness of Pinoy pop culture, with the trademark voice of Pia signalling the start of showbiz news.

Aside from showbiz news, Pia has also advocated for healthy living and animal rights and produced stories and news features on these.

24 Oras is grateful for Pia’s contributions to make it the leading and most credible newscast in the country today.

Michael V

Michael V

Barbie and Thea

Barbie and Thea

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao

Magpakailanman - Mel Tiangco

Magpakailanman – Mel Tiangco

Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho

Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho

GMA Network continued to dominate the ratings in its stronghold areas of Urban Luzon and Mega Manila in May, according to data from the industry’s widely-trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

 

Urban Luzon and Mega Manila, represent 77 and 59 percent, respectively, of all urban TV households in the country.

 

During the covered period (with the dates of May 24 to 31 based on overnight data), GMA led competition in Urban Luzon with a 37.6 percent total day household audience share, ahead of ABS-CBN’s 31.3 percent by 6.3 points and TV5’s 8.2 percent by 29.4 points.

 

In Mega Manila, GMA led across all dayparts with 39.4 percent, besting ABS-CBN’s 27.6 percent by 11.8 points and TV5’s 8.4 percent by 31 points.

 

Meanwhile, GMA kept its lead in the daytime blocks in NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement). In the morning block, GMA recorded an average household share of 34 percent, ahead of ABS-CBN’s 29.9 percent by 4.1 points and TV5’s 10.1 percent by 23.9 points. In the afternoon block, GMA posted 36.7 percent, up 3.3 points from ABS-CBN’s 33.4 percent and up 28.2 points from TV5’s 8.5 percent.

 

Majority of the programs that entered the list of top-rating shows in NUTAM, Urban Luzon and Mega Manila came from GMA.

 

GMA’s telecast of the highly anticipated face-off between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, Jr., which was simulcast via the three networks, rated highest nationwide (NUTAM) at 47.4 percent versus ABS-CBN’s 31.5 percent and TV5’s 7 percent. The fight dubbed “Battle for Greatness: Pacquiao vs. Mayweather” was also the highest-rating Kapuso program in NUTAM and Urban Luzon.

 

Other Kapuso programs that figured prominently in the lists include Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, Magpakailanman, Once Upon A Kiss, Pepito Manaloto and The Half Sisters.

 

Catch these programs worldwide on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. Visit www.gmanetwork.com/international for details.