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This October, Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes topbills Genesis, an original, groundbreaking series that will take the audience on an emotional and inspiring journey towards a new beginning. It gives a glimpse of the triumph of the human spirit despite the looming destruction – that when hope falters, love is the greatest refuge. Dingdong portrays the role of Isaak Macalintal a morally upright military detail entrusted with the welfare and safety of the Vice President, Edgardo Sebastian.

Kapuso leading lady Rhian Ramos will prove that love sees no end as she breathes life to Isaak’s childhood sweetheart and fiancée Raquel, whom he will save and protect until the very end.

 

To show that in the midst of destruction, love is the greatest salvation, grand-slam best actress Ms. Lorna Tolentino plays the role of Sandra Sebastian-Trinidad, the principled president who will sacrifice anything for the sake of the country and its people just like her father, Edgardo.

 

Playing equally vital roles are versatile actor TJ Trinidad as Paolo de Guzman, the controlling and almost tyrannical husband of Raquel and seasoned actress Jackielou Blanco as Ramona Escalabre, the cruel, manipulative and dishonest former President.

 

Completing the powerhouse cast are Irma Adlawan as Tiya Fely, Raquel’s auntie who plays a  second mom to Raquel; Ronnie Henares as Emil Trinidad, Sandra’s supportive and committed husband; Carlo Gonzalez as Waldo, the warden that will make Isaak’s life miserable; Betong Sumaya as Tolits Dimagiba, an ex-convict who will be Isaak’s friend; Luane Dy as Jill Galvez, a resilient, audacious and persistent journalist who will investigate everything about Operation: Genesis; Sasha Baldoza as Osie de Guzman, the smart, charming and loveable love child of Raquel and Isaak; Rainier Gison as MJ Trinidad, the eldest son of Sandra and Emil; and Annette Samin as Summer Trinidad the daughter of Sandra and Emil who has Down Syndrome.

 

Aside from the stellar ensemble, there will also be special participation of respected TV and movie stars: Robert Arevalo (as the Vice President and Sandra’s father), Bembol RocoGardo VersozaSnooky Serna, Shamaine Centenera, Mark Anthony Fernandez, Angel Aquino, Pauleen Luna, Lauren Young, Lito Legaspi and Laurice Guillen (as Isaak’s parents) among others.

Under the helm of superb directors Bb. Joyce Bernal and Mark ReyesGenesis is a journey that will showcase the basic goodness of mankind; that we are all capable of love, hope, faith, forgiveness and sacrifice. The show will draw viewers to believe that no matter what adversities that would come along the way, there is hope for the future and that love sees no end.

 

Don’t miss the much awaited premiere of Genesis on October 15 on GMA’s flagship international channel GMA Pinoy TV.

 

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

The first smartphone-powered satellite has just blasted into space.
Dubbed STRaND-1, the nanosatellite will have an Android-powered Google Nexus One phone as its brain, and run four apps, according to a report on Popular Science.
STRaND-1 stands for “Surrey Training, Research, and Nanosatellite Demonstrator,” and will use the phone’s computing power to “collect scientific data, take pictures of Earth and perform some of its operations once it’s in orbit.”
“This is the first smartphone-powered satellite to go into space,” PopSci.com said.
A separate report on Space.com said the phone’s four apps will “take photos from the satellite, test the Earth’s magnetic field, monitor the health of the satellite, and allow people around the world to upload videos that will play in space on the phone.”
PopSci.com said that while smartphones’ GPS units stop working at around 60,000 feet, STRaND-1 uses a small GPS unit designed for space.
Also, the phone can upload apps while it is in space.
STRaND-1 was one of seven satellites and rockets brought into space by the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle rocket that was launched in India.
Other satellites and rockets launched along with the STRaND-1 included:
  • an ocean-monitoring satellite from the Indian Space Research Organisation and French Space Agency
  • the $25-million Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite (NEOSSat), a small spacecraft designed to seek out large asteroids in orbits that may stray near Earth
  • twin satellites composing the BRIght Target Explorer (BRITE) mission. The satellites are to study the brightest stars in the night sky by measuring how their brightest changes over time.
“NEOSSat will probably reduce the impact hazard from unknown large NEO’s [near-Earth objects] by a few percent over its lifetime, but is not designed to discover small asteroids near the Earth that may be on collision courses,” NEOSSat co-principal investigator Alan Hildebrand of the University of Calgary was quoted by Space.com as saying. — TJD, GMA News