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Aicelle Santos

Aicelle Santos

Angelu de Leon

Angelu de Leon

Bobby Andrews

Bobby Andrews

Buena Familia

Buena Familia

Jake Vargas

Jake Vargas

Julian Trono

Julian Trono

Julie Anne San Jose

Julie Anne San Jose

Kylie Padilla

Kylie Padilla

Martin del Rosario

Martin del Rosario

Mayton Eugenio

Mayton Eugenio

Mona Louise Rey

Mona Louise Rey

Tessie Tomas

Tessie Tomas

Another gripping drama is set to captivate viewers of all ages as GMA Network presents Buena Familia, which is set to premiere worldwide on July 28.

 

Buena Familia aims to reflect every person’s struggle to provide for his or her family and how good fortune is attained through one’s endeavor to live nobly.

 

Witness stellar performances as Buena Familia pulls off an ensemble cast beginning with the reunion of the hottest loveteam in the 90s—Bobby Andrews and Angelu de Leon. They will give life to the characters of Arthur and Bettina. People see them as a perfect couple not until Arthur got himself involved in a pyramiding scheme which turned their affluence into a misfortune.

 

Very much affected with this are their four children—Celine, Darling, Edwin, and Faye—who are unaccustomed to hardships. These interesting characters will be given depth by Kapuso artists Kylie PadillaJulie Anne San JoseJulian Trono, and Mona Louise Rey.

 

Bringing their family into a deeper dilemma is Josephine, the former assistant who used to be the mistress of Arthur. Because of her hatred towards Arthur, she will plan a retribution that will lead Arthur’s family to far-reaching consequences. Portraying this challenging role is Sheryl Cruz.

 

Set to add more twists in the story are characters of Jake Vargas and Martin del Rosario. Jake plays the role of Kevin, a composer who will get close to Darling as she tries her luck in the music industry. Meanwhile, portraying the role ofHarry is the award-winning actor Martin. Harry is a young businessman who has an ax to grind against the family of Buena who caused him pain in the past.

 

Completing the cast are exceptional portrayals by Jackie RiceRyza CenonAicelle SantosMayton EugenioMel KimuraLou Sison, and Ms. Tessie Tomas.

 

Under the helm of Gil Tejada Jr., Buena Familia is created by the GMA Drama Group headed by Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Senior Vice President for Entertainment TV; Redgie A. Magno, Vice President for Drama; Cheryl Ching-Sy, Assistant Vice President for Drama; Ali Marie Nokom-Dedicatoria, Program Manager; and Arlene D. Pilapil, Executive Producer.

 

Buena Familia airs weekdays on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

GMAKF Operation Bayanihan Maguindanao

GMAKF Operation Bayanihan Maguindanao

GMAKF Operation Bayanihan Maguindanao

GMAKF Operation Bayanihan Maguindanao

GMAKF’s Operation Bayanihan team handed out relief goods to over 20, 000 individuals in the conflict-stricken area of Maguindanao.

 

GMA Kapuso Foundation, GMA Network’s socio-civic arm, recently rolled out its Operation Bayanihan program in Maguindanao, effectively serving 5,000 families affected by the ongoing armed conflict.

 

In partnership with Solid Shipping Lines, ARMM Heart, Department of Health-ARMM, and Department of Public Works and Highways-ARMM, the Kapuso Foundation team handed out relief goods consisting of rice, noodles and canned goods.

 

GMAKF was among the first to provide relief operations in Maguindanao. In Mamasapano, relief goods were distributed to 3,320 families. Meanwhile, 621 families in Sharif Saydona and 1,059 families in Sharif Aguak also received support from the foundation.

 

GMAKF’s team had to travel for seven hours from General Santos City to Cotabato just to reach the communities affected by the conflict in Maguindanao. Didith Nucum, GMAKF relief operations project staff, said they were stopped several times by armed men.

 

“We talked to them and explained our intentions. We had to rush every now and then for our safety. It wasn’t easy but what pushed us to keep moving were the people waiting for us who needed our help,” says Nucum.

 

When the team finally reached the evacuation center, all of the fear they experienced on the road banished.

 

“The people greeted us with a smile and it was priceless. We could never imagine how they can still manage to smile knowing that a few kilometers from them, a war is going on,” recalls Nucum.

 

“While we continue praying for the stability of our country and the safety of its people, the Foundation is also working to create a concrete and positive impact in the lives of our fellowmen,” says GMA Kapuso Foundation EVP and COO Mel C. Tiangco. “They can rest assured knowing that, wherever there is a Filipino in need, the Foundation will also be there, because that’s what bayanihan and being a Kapuso is all about.”

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao

Atty Felipe L Gozon - GMA Network Chairman and CEO

Atty Felipe L Gozon – GMA Network Chairman and CEO

In true Kapuso fashion, GMA Network has waived its exclusive TV airing rights for the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight happening on May 2 in Las Vegas.

 

“GMA Network recognizes the magnitude of this fight and we want every Filipino to be part of this momentous event and unifying experience,” announced GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon in a message delivered by the Company’s EVP and CFO Felipe S. Yalong during a press conference.

 

Meanwhile, DZBB, Barangay LS and all RGMA stations nationwide, will carry the exclusive rights on radio.

 

As in previous years, GMA offers its sincerest support for its Kapuso, Manny Pacquiao, who is about to embark on what is touted to be the biggest highlight of his illustrious boxing career.

 

“Sa pagsampa mo Manny, sa ring laban kay Mayweather sa darating na Mayo, kaisa mo ang GMA Network at ang sambayanang Pilipino sa isip, sa damdamin, at sa pangarap na makamit natin ang tagumpay,” expressed Gozon.

 

The Kapuso head honcho added that GMA will be “one with the entire nation in praying for the victory of Manny,” praising his unprecedented achievements in the boxing arena that “attest to the capability of the Filipino to excel in the global stage.”

 

The Pambansang Kamao has an ongoing show with GMA, MP Featuring Sport Science, and has starred in numerous programs on the Kapuso Network. His earlier fights were also broadcasted on free TV exclusively by GMA.

 

For his part, Mike Enriquez, GMA consultant for Radio Operations, said, “We are proud to once again be a partner of Solar [Sports] in bringing the latest Pacquiao adventure, this time against Floyd Mayweather Jr., live and real time from Las Vegas.”

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Feel the romance as GMA Network grants its viewers an all-access pass to the beautiful and breathtaking wedding of Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero and Heart Evangelista. A two-part special of the couple’s fairytale union will be aired on GMA Pinoy TV on March 7 and 14.

 

The Kapuso actress has always been a princess looking for her prince. Finally, the long wait is over as she and the senator receive the most blessed Sacrament of Matrimony before God and their loved ones. Their story greatly attests that love conquers all, if only you believe in it. And that in the end, love will always find you no matter what the circumstance.

 

On March 7, get a preview of the moments of nuptial bliss in the first part of the wedding special dubbed as“Chiz & Heart Love, finally. The Beginning of Forever.” It will feature the very intimate and picture-perfect wedding ceremony attended by the couple’s family members, loved ones and closest friends at Balesin Island Club, a private island resort off the coast of the Quezon province.

 

Viewers must watch out for the selfie video diaries of the couple talking about their feelings prior their wedding. It will also feature the video diaries of Heart’s bridesmaids from the day of their arrival at Balesin, Heart’s 30thbirthday celebration and despedida de soltera, to the intimate moments of their dream wedding and reception.

 

Catch the most awaited highlights of the ceremony: the stunning bride walking down the aisle in her timeless and elegant wedding dress, the romantic and heartfelt profession of vows, and their first ever kiss as husband and wife.

 

Meanwhile, on March 14 comes the second part of the special dubbed as “Chiz & Heart Love, finally. The Wedding Concert.” It will feature the their Manila reception at Blue Leaf Filipinas in Parañaque City, a dinner concert that was attended not only by their respective families and friends but also some of the biggest names in showbiz, business and politics.

 

So as to bring the Balesin experience closer to home, and to more of their friends, relatives and guests, the venue was decorated with flowers and crystals mirroring the set-up in Balesin. The newlyweds also had another cake cutting and wine toast ceremony. For the first time, Chiz and Heart did the traditional garter/bouquet toss participated in by their closest friends.

 

The second part will also show on-site videos and never-before released interviews of the couple and their friends.

 

The program was hosted by Tim Yap and Christian Bautista with performances by Ogie Alcasid, Jaya, Christian, Kris Lawrence, Julie Anne San Jose, Aicelle Santos, Maricris Garcia, Jonalyn Viray, Frencheska Farr and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, among others.

 

Do not miss this romantic event in the lives of Chiz and Heart with the two-part wedding special on March 7 and 14 on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

Catch your favourite shows on GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International by checking the airing schedules in your territory through the website www.gmanetwork.com/international/programguide.

Chiz and Heart with his children

Chiz and Heart with his children

Chiz and Heart with their female sponsors

Chiz and Heart with their female sponsors

Chiz and Heart with their male sponsors

Chiz and Heart with their male sponsors

Chiz leans in to kiss his bride

Chiz leans in to kiss his bride

The newlyweds Chiz and Heart

The newlyweds Chiz and Heart

Heart and Chiz 2 by Pat Dy (Photo from Heart's Instagram)

Heart and Chiz 2 by Pat Dy (Photo from Heart’s Instagram)

Heart and Chiz by Pat Dy (Photo from Heart's Instagram)

Heart and Chiz by Pat Dy (Photo from Heart’s Instagram)

Heart at Monique Lhuillier's atelier (Photo from Heart's Instagram)

Heart at Monique Lhuillier’s atelier (Photo from Heart’s Instagram)

Heart Bridal Shower 1

Heart Bridal Shower 1

Heart excitedly counts down the days until she becomes Mrs Escudero (Photo from Heart's Instagram)

Heart excitedly counts down the days until she becomes Mrs Escudero (Photo from Heart’s Instagram)

Heart's art exhibit in Singapore (Photo from Heart's Instagram)

Heart’s art exhibit in Singapore (Photo from Heart’s Instagram)

Heart's gown is made by Dubai based designer Ezra Santos (Photo from Heart's Instagram)

Heart’s gown is made by Dubai based designer Ezra Santos (Photo from Heart’s Instagram)

It is certainly a love-filled February for Love Marie Ongpauco, more popularly known as Heart Evangelista.

 

On February 15, the day after the Startalk host’s birthday on Valentine’s Day, she will wed Philippine Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero at Balesin Island Club, a picturesque private resort off the Eastern coast of Luzon.

 

Chiz proposed to Heart with a heart-shaped heirloom ring in front of his family and their close friends in his hometown of Sorsogon in August last year.

 

The couple has since been busy with wedding preparations for a small, private ceremony taking place in Balesin followed by a bigger reception in Manila.

 

The blushing bride-to-be has been documenting their wedding journey on her Instagram account @iamhearte, counting down the days with the hashtags #144daystoahappyheart and #ChizHeart21515.

 

Heart’s gown at the Balesin ceremony will be created especially for her by Dubai-based designer Ezra Santos, while she will be wearing a dress from world-renowned designer Monique Lhuillier at the Manila reception and a Mark Bumgarner creation for the after party.

 

Her 15 bridesmaids consists of her closest friends from high school as well as those in show business, including Kapuso actresses Carla Abellana, Jennylyn Mercado, Lovi Poe, Solenn Heussaff and Alessandra de Rossi.

 

Their upcoming wedding is certainly the highlight of a very fruitful journey for Heart who has celebrated a lot of milestones in the past year including three successful solo art exhibits locally and abroad, but it is also just the beginning of the Kapuso star’s journey to “forever.”

 

As one of GMA Network’s brightest stars, Heart is a regular on the variety show Sunday All Stars and co-hosts Startalk, the longest-running showbiz-oriented talk show which air on GMA’s flagship international channel GMA Pinoy TV. She is also the host of Weddings TV, a show that offers wedding tips and ideas for brides-to-be on GMA Life TV, the second international channel of GMA Network.

 

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

Heart and Chiz

Heart and Chiz

Heart Bridal Shower

Heart Bridal Shower

Heart and Chiz Kissing

Heart and Chiz Kissing

Heart Evangelista

Heart Evangelista

Despite being with the bride-to-be Heart Evangelista every week, her Startalk family still managed to throw her a surprise Hollywood-themed bridal shower last January 13 at Fernbrook Gardens in Las Piñas City.

 

With TV host-eventologist Tim Yap and Tessa Prieto-Valdes as hosts, the shower was attended by GMA Network executives together with Heart’s loved ones, colleagues, and  closest friends in the industry including Lovi Poe, Alessandra De Rossi, and Carla Abellana.

 

Kris Lawrence serenaded Heart with a soulful rendition of All of Me while GMA Senior Vice President for Entertainment Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Donita Rose, Iza Calzado, Kylie Padilla, and Rhian Ramos gave their gifts and well-wishes.

 

Sending their love through video messages were Heart’s closest friends, including Solenn Heussaff, Jennylyn Mercado, Sarah Lahbati, Iya Villania, Camille Prats, and GMA Kapuso Foundation EVP and COO Ms. Mel Tiangco.

 

Aside from the presence of Heart’s sister Camille Ongpauco, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero also made the night more special by surprising his wife-to-be.

 

Heart and Chiz will be married on February 15 at Balesin Island Club, Quezon Province.

 

Catch updates on Heart’s wedding preparations and more of the latest entertainment buzz on Startalk, only on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

For more information on GMA Network’s artists, programs, international channels and events, visit the website www.gmanetwork.com/international.