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AlDub has viewers all over the world glued to Eat Bulaga, which airs worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV (photo courtesy of Maine Mendoza's instagram account)

AlDub has viewers all over the world glued to Eat Bulaga, which airs worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV (photo courtesy of Maine Mendoza’s instagram account)

Jose Manalo's character Frankie Arenolli with Yaya Dub (photo courtesy of Maine Mendoza's instagram account)

Jose Manalo’s character Frankie Arenolli with Yaya Dub (photo courtesy of Maine Mendoza’s instagram account)

Alden Richards tweeted Yaya Dub after the incident last Saturday 'Akala ko eto na yung tamang panahon. Get well soon.' (photo courtesy of Alden Richards' instagram account)

Alden Richards tweeted Yaya Dub after the incident last Saturday ‘Akala ko eto na yung tamang panahon. Get well soon.’ (photo courtesy of Alden Richards’ instagram account)

Filipinos across the globe enjoy and experience intense kilig with Alden Richards and Yaya Dub (Maine Mendoza) in the first ever kalyeserye on the longest-runningnoon time show in the Philippines, Eat Bulaga.

 

Their record-breaking tandem, widely known as “AlDub”, started to gain popularity during an episode last July, when Yaya Dub got distracted with Alden who was focused on the split screen. It was not long after that AlDub’s story progressed, and became the talk on social media, not to mention bringing Eat Bulaga to even greater heights in terms of nationwide ratings.

 

During AlDub’s segment last Saturday, August 8, Yaya Dub passed out due to fatigue while supposedly about to get married to Jose Manalo’s character Frankie Arenolli. Jose, together with Wally and the whole production staff, took hold of the situation in a professional manner and kept the show going, while making sure to aide Maine. She was rushed to the hospital and the show continued without her.

 

Later during the day, Maine posted on her Instagram a photo of her with the caption saying that she was not feeling well since the morning. “We’re too busy preparing for the segment that I forgot to take my meds. That’s probably the reason why I passed out during our cue. None of it was scripted. I was immediately rushed to the hospital so I can have myself checked. But nothing to worry, they said it’s all because of over fatigue. Super appreciate all the love and concern from everyone! Rampa na ulit si Yaya Dub!”

 

Meanwhile, Alden was supposed to rush to the wedding to meet Yaya Dub. He tweeted Yaya Dub and said, “Akala ko eto na yung tamang panahon. Get well soon.”

 

AlDub trended all over social media because of this event, and viewers have never been more excited for the love team’s long awaited meeting.

 

GMA’s international flagship channel, GMA Pinoy TV, opens doors for AlDub fans overseas to watch Eat Bulaga and fully experience the fun and excitement of Alden and Yaya Dub’s entertainment.

 

GMA Pinoy TV is currently available in various continents and countries all over the world, making sure to serve Filipinos abroad and bring them closer to home with their favorite GMA programming.

Aiai delas Alas

Aiai delas Alas

Aiai delas Alas

Aiai delas Alas

Alden Richards

Alden Richards

Alden Richards

Alden Richards

Barbie Forteza

Barbie Forteza

Barbie Forteza

Barbie Forteza

Jerald Napoles

Jerald Napoles

Jerald Napoles

Jerald Napoles

Joey Paras

Joey Paras

Joey Paras

Joey Paras

Jose Manalo

Jose Manalo

Jose Manalo

Jose Manalo

Julie Anne San Jose

Julie Anne San Jose

Julie Anne San Jose

Julie Anne San Jose

Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera

Valeen Montenegro

Valeen Montenegro

Valeen Montenegro

Valeen Montenegro

Wally Bayola

Wally Bayola

Wally Bayola

Wally Bayola

On August 9, GMA Network raises the bar in Philippine entertainment with the premiere of its newest comedy-musical variety program Sunday PinaSaya on its flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

 

The program redefines the usual variety show, as it offers viewers unique production numbers featuring the hottest celebrities, comedy sketches and fun-filled games. It also unites the country’s biggest names in showbiz – Philippine Comedy Queen Aiai delas Alas, well-loved comic tandem Jose Manalo andWally Bayola, and Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera.

 

Ai-Ai admits that she couldn’t wait for the show to start. “Sabi ko, parang, ‘game na ba ‘to? Kailan na ba magsisimula?’ Tapos ayan na, game na talaga. Excited ako kasi this show is comedy-based. Patatawanin muna namin kayo bago namin kayo mas lalong pasasayahin sa hatid naming mga papremyo. At marami pa rin silang dapat abangan na mga bonggang performances mula sa kanilang mga paboritong artista. [I said to myself, ‘Is this really it? When will it start?’ And then they said it was a go. I’m excited because this show is comedy-based. We’ll make you laugh first before we make you even happier with prizes. They can look forward to more great performances from their favorite artists.]

 

Meanwhile, Marian is excited for the program as it promises a new Sunday variety show experience, “Patatawanin namin sila, magbibigay kami ng papremyo, at makikita nila ang iba’t ibang klaseng talento ng mga cast dito. At ang maganda sa Sunday PinaSaya, hindi lang kami yung makakasama nila dito dahilevery Sunday ay may mga Kapuso tayo na pwedeng mag-guest sa show. So everybody’s welcome sa Sunday PinaSaya. [We’ll make them laugh, we’ll give prizes and they’ll be able to see the various talents of the cast. The great thing about Sunday PinaSaya is that it’s not just the hosts that they get to see every week, but they can also watch other Kapuso artists as guests on the show. So everybody’s welcome on Sunday PinaSaya.]”

 

Expect nothing but the best banters and funny antics from Alden Richards, Julie Anne San Jose, Barbie Forteza, Joey Paras, Valeen Montenegroand Jerald Napoles, who will also bring more fun to the show.

 

On its pilot episode, over 10 million worth of prizes are to be given away, tax free.

 

Don’t miss the much-awaited premiere of the newest and trendiest comedy-musical variety show this Sunday on GMA Pinoy TV, because Sundays are fun days with Sunday PinaSaya!

 

To see your favourite Kapuso shows on GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International, check the airing schedules in your territory through the website www.gmanetwork.com/international/programguide.

Alden Richards with the PIDC Carson crowd 1

Alden Richards with the PIDC Carson crowd 1

Alden Richards with the PIDC Carson crowd 2

Alden Richards with the PIDC Carson crowd 2

Alden was presented with certificates from the US Congress, State of California Senate, and City of Carson

Alden was presented with certificates from the US Congress, State of California Senate, and City of Carson

Alden with his kababayans at the Pagdiriwang 2015 in Seattle 1

Alden with his kababayans at the Pagdiriwang 2015 in Seattle 1

Alden with his kababayans at the Pagdiriwang 2015 in Seattle 2

Alden with his kababayans at the Pagdiriwang 2015 in Seattle 2

Betong Sumaya Jr. performs onstage

Betong Sumaya Jr. performs onstage

Betong Sumaya Jr. takes selfie with PIDC Dubai crowd

Betong Sumaya Jr. takes selfie with PIDC Dubai crowd

GMA Pinoy TV booth at the Mabuhay Festival 2015

GMA Pinoy TV booth at the Mabuhay Festival 2015

Heart Evangelista was given a warm welcome by Filipino-Canadians at the Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show sa Toronto

Heart Evangelista was given a warm welcome by Filipino-Canadians at the Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show sa Toronto

Heart performs a song number for her kababayans

Heart performs a song number for her kababayans

Heart poses with the winners of Miss Teen Philippines Canada

Heart poses with the winners of Miss Teen Philippines Canada

Heart takes a selfie with her kababayans at the Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show sa Toronto

Heart takes a selfie with her kababayans at the Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show sa Toronto

Heart together with the hosts of the Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show sa Toronto

Heart together with the hosts of the Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show sa Toronto

Lovi Poe at the Philippine Embassy in Hateen

Lovi Poe at the Philippine Embassy in Hateen

Lovi Poe onstage 2

Rochelle Pangilinan performs onstage

Rochelle Pangilinan performs onstage

Rochelle Pangilinan with Rose Garreth

Rochelle Pangilinan with Rose Garreth

Following the success of Kapusong Pinoy concerts in Vancouver and Anaheim recently, GMA International continues to ignite the Filipino spirit around the world through its participation in various events celebrating the Philippines’ 117th Independence Day this June.

 

“It has been ten fruitful years of bringing Filipinos abroad closer to home through our flagship international channel GMA Pinoy TV and we look forward to many more years of serving our kababayans abroad,” expresses GMA Vice President and Head of International Operations Joseph T. Francia. “We will continue to instill and nurture a sense of pride and love for country among our fellow Filipinos abroad through our programs on GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV-International and on-ground events,” he adds.

 

The series of patriotic events opened with the Philippine Independence Day celebration in Carson City, California on June 6, graced by one of GMA’s top leading men Alden Richards. The event was organized by the Philippine Independence Day Foundation (PIDF, Inc.) of Carson in cooperation with the Cities of Carson and Los Angeles.

 

Alden, who was also one of the featured artists in the recent Kapusong Pinoy events in North America, once again charmed the audience and was presented three certificates of recognition by the Mayor Pro Tem and Grand Marshall Elito Santarino.

 

Simultaneously, Pagdiriwang 2015 spearheaded by the Filipino Cultural Heritage Society of Washington (FCHSW) was held in Seattle, Washington on June 6 and 7. Alden also joined the celebration and interacted with our kababayans during the meet-and-greet session on the second day.

 

Sa lahat po ng mga Kapuso nating nakisaya sa Carson at Seattle, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart, and in line with the celebration of 10thanniversary of GMA Pinoy TV, maraming, maraming salamat po, sana napaligaya namin kayo, and we hope to see all of you again next year! God bless you, mga Kapuso!” says Alden.

 

Meanwhile, Mabuhay Festival 2015 organized by the Mabuhay Foundation was held in San Diego, California on June 13. The event was a family affair and GMA Pinoy TV’s photo booth became a hit among them. Photos from these events can be shared and downloaded at GMA Pinoy TV’s Facebook page,www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV.

 

Apart from the celebrations in the US, the Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show in Toronto held its successful 5th year anniversary celebration last June 27. And just like the past 4 years, thousands of Kapuso in Canada joined the celebration.

 

Kapuso actress Heart Evangelista graced the event, and received a warm welcome from the crowd who came despite heavy rains. “Miss na kayo ng Pinas mga kapuso! Maraming salamat! Sana po nag enjoy kayo. Sa uulitin,” posted Heart on her Instagram account.

 

Organized by the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF), the event was attended by thousands of event-goers including dignitaries – ministers, senators and members of Parliament, Philippine Ambassador to Canada Petronila P. Garcia, and Toronto Mayor John Tory.

 

 

From North America to the Middle East

 

Aside from the festivities in North America, GMA International also participated in celebrations in UAE and Kuwait.

 

On June 12, dance diva Rochelle Pangilinan and Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown Winner Betong Sumaya joined the celebrations in Dubai, UAE organized by the Philippine Independence Day Organizing Committee led by the Office of the Philippine Consulate General. The event was jam-packed with 4,000 of our kababayans, who enjoyed performances by Rochelle, Betong and our very talented Dubai-based Filipino artists. The GMA Pinoy TV booth also stood out as games like Pinoy Henyo, Dice, and GPTV Q&A’s drew in crowds of Kapuso fans.

 

After the show, Rochelle got a chance to meet one of her Dubai-based fans, Mrs. Rose Garreth, who was in tears upon meeting her idol. It was such a heart-warming moment which Rochelle was also able to share with her followers on Instagram. “Maishare ko lang po ang napakasayang karanasan, nung makita ko siya, naiyak siya nung makita ako, natulala ako sa kanya, nung niyakap ko siya, tuwang tuwa siya at ako naman ang naiyak. Ang nasabi ko na lang sa sarili [ko], thank you God sa talentong ibinigay mo, nakakapagpasaya pala ako ng tao katulad ni ate Rose!” she relates.

 

Betong, on the other hand recalls the “amazing” journey he had in Dubai. “Performing and seeing our kababayans in Dubai up close and personal is an experience I’ll never forget,” he says.

 

On the same day, another celebration in the UAE took place as Musika at Tawanan 5, mounted by the Alliance of Filipino Organizations in Kuwait (ALLFILL-OK) in cooperation with the Philippine Embassy, kicked off in Kuwait. Kapuso Premier actress Lovi Poe was present and performed song numbers much to the delight of the audience. She was able to visit the Philippine Consular and Overseas Labor Offices, gamely took pictures with our kababayans and even had impromptu performances. In one particular venue, our kababayans were in tears as Lovi sang “Habang May Buhay.”

“My trip to Kuwait was truly an eye-opening experience. I got to spend time with all of these wonderful people who are unfortunately going through a tough time.Sana lahat tayo ay ipagdasal sila dahil isa lang ang hangad nila ngayon – ang maka uwi na sila sa kanilang mga pamilya,” shares Lovi with her Instagram followers.

 

 

More Pinoy celebrations are underway

 

GMA International’s support of Pinoy fiestas abroad will continue throughout the year.

 

The 6th Annual Tribute to the Philippines will be held the this month from July 17 to 19 at the Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace, Ocean City, New Jersey, USA. This event will feature a trade fair where Philippine products, foods, services, and tourism information are sold and displayed.

 

Come August 1 and 2, the 10th Annual Adobo Festival will be held at the Kennedy Park in Union City, California. This event is expected to draw in Filipino families at the Bay Area and participate in the much-awaited adobo cook-off contest, various activity booths and live entertainment.

 

Indeed, GMA International does not only bring Filipinos abroad closer to their home country, but also continues to uphold national pride and patriotism across the world.

 

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.

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Philippine Comedy Queen Ai-Ai Delas Alas celebrated her 25th year in the industry by doing what she does best—generating laughter and garnering applause.

With her timeless wit and funny antics, the Comedy Queen remains unstoppable in bringing smiles to Filipinos locally and abroad.

On Sunday, July 5, GMA Pinoy TV will provide its viewers an all-access pass to her successful concert, Ai Am Who Ai Am, where she playfully looked back at her career and celebrated the life she continues to live in show business.

Her spectacular concert also featured performances of fellow Kapuso artists Aljur Abrenica, Alden Richards, Ruru Madrid, and Gabbi Garcia. Her closest friends in showbiz also shared the stage with her to exchange banters and playfully recall the years they have spent together.

Tune in and be entertained this Sunday on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

“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 .

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.

Eugene Domingo CELEBRITY BLUFF

Eugene Domingo CELEBRITY BLUFF

GMA Network

GMA Network

JESSICA SOHO S.O.N.A.

JESSICA SOHO S.O.N.A.

Kambal Sirena

Kambal Sirena

Marian Rivera and Alden Richards

Marian Rivera and Alden Richards

Mel Tiangco

Mel Tiangco

Michael V

Michael V

GMA Network (GMA) widened its lead in TV ratings in the viewer-rich areas of Urban Luzon and Mega Manila in March, according to data from the industry’s leading ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

 

Urban Luzon and Mega Manila account for 77 and 60 percent, respectively, of the total urban TV household population in the entire country.

 

For the period March 1 to 31 (March 23 to 31 based on overnight data), GMA’s total day audience share in Urban Luzon reached 35.7 percent, up 4.1 points from ABS-CBN’s 31.6 percent, and up 24.7 points from TV5’s 11 percent.

 

In comparison with the previous month, GMA increased its total day margin over ABS-CBN and TV5 in Urban Luzon, from 2.4 to 4.1 points, and from 22.1 to 24.7 points, respectively.

 

Furthermore, majority of the top programs in Urban Luzon belonged to GMA (17 out of 30) with multi-awarded news magazine program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho leading all Kapuso shows in the top 30 list.

 

GMA’s top-rating weekend shows Magpakailanman, Celebrity Bluff and Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento also made the list in Urban Luzon, as well as Kapuso drama Carmela, and the newly launched primetime series Kambal Sirena.

 

Completing the list were investigative public affairs program Imbestigador, Saturday night sitcom Vampire Ang Daddy Ko, the country’s longest running noontime show Eat Bulaga, telefantasya Adarna, GMA’s flagship newscast 24 Oras, GMA Telebabad’s Rhodora X, the longest running gag show on Philippine TVBubble Gang, widely followed Koreanovela A 100-Year Legacy, weekend game show Picture! Picture!, anime program Slam Dunk, and GMA’s flagship documentary program I-Witness.

 

GMA also kept its stronghold in Mega Manila with a 37 percent total day average, higher than ABS-CBN’s 29.1 percent by 7.9 points, and TV5’s 11.8 percent by 25.2 points.

 

Similarly, GMA’s lead over rivals ABS-CBN and TV5 in Mega Manila grew from 6.3 to 7.9 points and from 22.3 to 25.2 points, respectively, versus February.

 

Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho also led all GMA shows in the list for Mega Manila, which was likewise dominated by the Kapuso Network scoring 18 out of the top 30 shows. Also in the top 10 were Celebrity Bluff, Magpakailanman, Kambal Sirena, Pepito Manaloto, Carmela, and Imbestigador.

 

Vampire Ang Daddy Ko, Rhodora X, Adarna, 24 Oras, Bubble Gang, Eat Bulaga, A 100-Year Legacy, Picture! Picture!, I-Witness, Slam Dunk, and Fairy Tail likewise drove GMA’s ratings in Mega Manila.

 

GMA was notably ahead of ABS-CBN and TV5 across all day parts in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila including the hotly contested primetime block.

 

Meanwhile, GMA dominated the morning block in National Urban TV Audience Measurement (NUTAM) ratings by virtue of its 33.2 percent audience share, outscoring ABS-CBN’s 30.2 percent by 3 points. GMA was ahead of TV5 across all timeblocks in NUTAM.

 

GMA and TV5 subscribe to Nielsen TV Audience Measurement while ABS-CBN is the lone local major TV network that reportedly subscribes to Kantar Media, formerly known as TNS.

 

In Mega Manila, Nielsen TV Audience Measurement gathers data based on a sample size of 1,190 homes as compared to Kantar Media’s 770 homes. Meanwhile, Nielsen has a nationwide urban sample size of 2,000 homes, which is statistically higher than Kantar’s sample size of 1,370.

 

To know more about your favorite Kapuso shows and artists, 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.