Archives For Health

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.

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Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera

Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera has withdrawn from her upcoming program “The Rich Man’s Daughter” and her GMA Pinoy TV guestings abroad due to her delicate condition. GMA Network fully supports Marian’s decision and strongly believes that Marian and her baby’s safety is first and foremost. We would like to assure her supporters that Marian will still be seen in various shows in the Kapuso Network. We pray for a healthy and happy pregnancy for our dear Marian.

Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko conducted 118 medical missions nationwide in 2014

Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko conducted 118 medical missions nationwide in 2014

KKMK’s Batang K program also boosts the morale of children diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia through fun group activities such as the BK Christmas Party.

KKMK’s Batang K program also boosts the morale of children diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia through fun group activities such as the BK Christmas Party.

Connie Angeles

Connie Angeles

GMA Logo

GMA Logo

Orly Mercado

Orly Mercado

New Kapwa Logo

New Kapwa Logo

Thirty nine years on the air and counting, the Philippines’ longest running public service program Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko (KKMK) shows no signs of slowing down as it remains committed to its mission of improving the welfare of indigent Filipinos across the country, especially children afflicted with cancer.

 

Since 1975, the program has served as a bridge between patients in need of financial assistance and the generous donors who wish to make a difference in other people’s lives. Subsequently, the Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko Foundation, Inc. was established to further the program’s dedication to public service.

 

With KKMK Foundation President Dr. Orly Mercado and KKMK Foundation, Inc. Board Director Connie Angeles, who also serve as the program’s hosts, the Foundation continues to promote its health advocacies and extend medical assistance to Filipinos.

 

In 2014, the Foundation came to the aid of residents affected by the earthquake in Bohol through a medical mission conducted in the area. Along with partners in the private sector, KKMK also took part in the restoration of the Tacloban City Hospital which was turned over to the local government in August of that year.

 

Continuing its advocacy of raising the standards of public health, the Foundation also conducted 118 medical missions nationwide, which benefited a total of 105,936 patients last year. With the help of the private sector, other non-government organizations and the local government units, KKMK was able to provide free check-ups and laboratory procedures to the beneficiaries.

 

Also in the same year, Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko’s long-standing project “Batang Kapwa” or “Batang K” saw 13 of its beneficiaries graduate from the program. “Batang K” helps children afflicted with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) and their families find financial assistance for the patient’s chemotherapy. The program also boosts the children’s morale through support group activities.

 

Moreover, the Foundation has heeded the call of over 800 patients who came to their office in the form of medicines and financial assistance for laboratory procedures and surgical needs, while 592 patients were referred to hospitals and medical institutions.

 

With 39 years of unwavering commitment to public service to its name, Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko moves closer towards its vision of raising the quality of life of Filipinos in need.

FRONT-ROW

FRONT-ROW

JAY-Taruc

JAY-Taruc

Katipunan

Katipunan

Mel-Tiangco-GNTV-SID-2014

Mel-Tiangco-GNTV-SID-2014

Mike-Enriquez-and-wife-Baby-GNTV-SID-2014

Mike-Enriquez-and-wife-Baby-GNTV-SID-2014

reel-time

reel-time

RN-JIGGY-MANICAD-AND-MAKI-PULIDO

RN-JIGGY-MANICAD-AND-MAKI-PULIDO

Sid-Lucero-as-Andres-Bonifacio

Sid-Lucero-as-Andres-Bonifacio

Walang-Rape-sa-Bontok

Walang-Rape-sa-Bontok

Eight entries from GMA Network were named as finalists – the most number of finalists among all local TV networks – in the highly esteemed 2015 New York Festivals World’s Best TV and Films competition.

Top-rating weekend news magazine program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho was shortlisted in the Human Interest category for its episode “From Saudi with Love.” A heartwarming story about gratitude that crosses borders, defies language barriers, religion and ethnicity, the episode featured Saudi journalist Rawan Radwan’s search for her former Pinay nanny.

Chosen as one of the finalists in the Community Portraits category was afternoon program Reporter’s Notebook for its “Burak at Pangarap” episode. It centered on the story of twelve-year-old Junjun, one of the 78,000 children in Metro Manila facing severe deprivation of shelter, after his family was left homeless when a fire razed their home and more than a hundred other houses in Malabon City.

Late-night documentary program Front Row, in turn, made it as a finalist in the Best Public Affairs Program category for its feature on the neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Titled “ALS,” the documentary took viewers beyond the viral Ice Bucket Challenge and showed the real story behind the disease in the eyes of the patients and their families.

Katipunan, GMA Network’s first historical mini-series, earned a finalist status for its premiere episode “Teresa” under the Best Camerawork category. Produced by GMA News and Public Affairs, Katipunan shed light on the real Andres Bonifacio and the men and women who started the revolution.

Meanwhile, nominated in the Biography/Profiles category was GMA News TV’s weekend documentary program Reel Time featuring “Dungkoy,” a ten-year-old boy from Calauan, Laguna, who was abandoned by his parents and was left alone to take care of his paralyzed grandmother.

Travel documentary program Motorcycle Diaries’ “Karapatan ng Bata” episode, also on GMA News TV, was named as a finalist in the Human Concerns category. The episode showed how poverty denies countless Filipino children their basic rights through the eyes of several less fortunate children in the country.

“Walang Rape sa Bontok,” one of the winning entries in the first Cine Totoo Philippine Documentary Festival produced by GMA News TV, was listed as a finalist in the Film/Documentaries category. The documentary by Carla Samantha Ocampo tells the story of two Filipinas, both victims of sexual abuse, who yearn for a utopia where women can live without being sexually violated.

Further, GMA News TV’s “May Pag-asa” station ID, a collection of stories of hope that aims to show the power of the human heart to see light in the midst of darkness, was chosen as one of the finalists in the Station/Image Promotion category.

All finalists will proceed to a second round of judging by award-winning industry experts from around the globe. Winners will be presented at the 2015 Television and Film Awards Ceremony scheduled on April 14in Las Vegas.

Award winning GMA News personality Kara David

Award winning GMA News personality Kara David

GMA Artist Center star Phytos Ramirez

GMA Artist Center star Phytos Ramirez

GMA's resident meteorologist Mang Tani

GMA’s resident meteorologist Mang Tani

Kapuso bloodletting turnover

Kapuso bloodletting turnover

Regional bloodletting in Cagayan de Oro

Regional bloodletting in Cagayan de Oro

Regional bloodletting in Ilocos

Regional bloodletting in Ilocos

Regional bloodletting in Iloilo

Regional bloodletting in Iloilo

This February, the station with a heart continues to make a difference in the lives of Filipinos with the annual Kapuso Bloodletting Day held in key areas across the Philippines.

 

Now on its 7th year, the Kapuso Bloodletting Day is a project of GMA Network’s Corporate Affairs Division in cooperation with the Network’s socio-civic arm, GMA Kapuso Foundation and GMA Regional TV, in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross.

 

The event, which encouraged the entire Kapuso workforce to take part in saving lives by donating blood, was held last February 11 at GMA Network Center in Quezon City. The whole day affair saw employees, officers, artists and even their family and friends taking time out from their daily work activities to participate in the worthy cause.

 

The initiative was also extended nationwide with bloodletting drives held in the regions, namely, Ilocos, Dagupan, Bicol, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Davao and GenSan, on February 14.

 

The Kapuso Bloodletting Day yielded a total of 1, 783 blood bags (799, 550 cc) with the event in Quezon City producing 333 blood bags (147, 050 cc) and the regional bloodletting drives producing 1, 450 blood bags (652, 500 cc).

 

“This event was a success, not only because the donations this year surpassed the prior year but also because this huge turnout and continued support is a testament to our solidarity with the Network’s commitment to uplift the lives of our fellow Filipinos,” says GMA Kapuso Foundation EVP and COO Mel C. Tiangco.

 

“None of this would be possible without the generosity and bravery of each Kapuso donor who believe in and donated to our cause,” she furthers.

 

GMA Corporate Affairs AVP Teresa L. Pacis, meanwhile, says this activity is a concrete means by which employees can engage in the Network’s corporate social responsibility efforts. “The annual bloodletting program is an integral part of our CSR platform. We look after the welfare of our employees by encouraging them to mine the health benefits of donating blood. At the same time, we get our employees to actively take part in enriching the lives of our fellow Filipinos.”

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.

Bela Padilla

Bela Padilla

Dennis Trillo

Dennis Trillo

Four-time George Foster Peabody awardee GMA News and Public Affairs unveils another groundbreaking, socially relevant drama with the premiere of the first original medical TV series on local television – Sa Puso Ni Dok – beginning September 7.

 

Serving as an eye-opener on the harsh realities of public health in the country, Sa Puso ni Dok is a six-part weekly series produced by the award-winning team of GMA News TV, the same creative group behind highly acclaimed drama series Bayan Ko and Titser.

 

“Sa Puso Ni Dok’s ultimate battlecry is the improvement of public health care in the country. We also want to showcase the heroism of many of our government employed doctors, nurses and health workers who value integrity and service for their fellow Filipinos,” reveals Sa Puso ni Dok creator and Program Manager Sherilyn Bruan.  She adds “Aside from the program’s extensive research, the medical drama series has consulted medical experts to make the series more realistic in presenting various medical-related situations.”

 

Topbilled by multi-awarded actor Dennis Trillo together with award-winning actress Bela Padilla and under the direction of Adolf Alix Jr., Sa Puso Ni Dok tells the story of stern, unorthodox and mysterious head resident Doc Dennis De Vera (Dennis) and fresh grad, idealistic Doc Gabrielle dela Cruz  (Bela) whose lives and loves get intertwined inside the public hospital of Melchora Aquino General Hospital.

 

“I find my character very interesting.  Masungit ako na doktor dito pero unorthodox while Bela’s character is by the book, making us clash in many ways,” shares Dennis about his character, head resident Doc Dennis De Vera.

 

Bela, on the other hand, enthuses that her character, Doc Gabrielle, is lovable. “Gab is very easy to love because she always means well.  She is bubbly, young, and an ambitious doctor.  And even when things get in the way, she always finds solutions especially if her patients are in need.”

 

Both playing the role of a doctor for the first time, Dennis and Bela confess watching a US-based medical drama series as part of their preparation for the drama.  Dennis adds that he also did some research to understand some nuances, medical terms, and hospital procedures.

 

In the series, Doc Dennis’ dedication to his profession remains steadfast as he continues to resist the lure of work abroad to spend his workdays serving the sick in Melchora Aquino General Hospital. He also attends to the poor in a remote barrio in his personal time.

 

Afraid to love again, Doc Dennis discovers fate has another plan for him in the person of Doc Gab, a fresh graduate who joined the hospital to complete her required two-year return service program.

 

Armed with idealism and enthusiasm, Doc Gab gets disheartened when she discovers that the hospital has inadequate facilities, shortage in nurses and doctors, and in short supply of medicines.

 

While Doc Gab lacks experience in facing medical crises, Doc Dennis, meanwhile, has his own ways to face them.  But with their opposite personalities, will Doc Dennis welcome the idea of guiding this newbie doctor?  And with his passion for his work, will he be able to influence Doc Gab to stay and help the local residents in need? Or will Doc Dennis be swayed to leave the remote hospital instead?

 

Find out as the romantic love story of the two doctors unfolds in the face of challenging medical scenarios and tragedies as well as the discovery of administrative corruption.

 

Completing the cast of Sa Puso ni Dok are Anita Linda, Menggie Cobarrubias, Maey Bautista, AJ Dee, Gigi Locsin, Stephanie Sol, Elijah Alejo, Flor Salanga, and Sunshine Teodoro.

 

For more details and program information, visit the GMA International website www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pages www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTVwww.facebook.com/gmalifetv, and,www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, and Twitter pages @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV.