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Alamat

Alamat

GMA News and Public Affairs—the group behind the groundbreaking socio-political and historical TV series Bayan Ko, Katipunan, Ilustrado, Titser, and Sa Puso Ni Dok—is coming up with a new weekly series that hopes to revive Filipinos’ interest in folk tales.


Entitled Alamat, the series features six episodes of 2D and 3D animated renditions of Philippine legends namely, Alamat ng Bayabas, Juan Tamad, Langgam at Tipaklong, Mariang Sinukuan, Mahiwagang Singsing, and Ang Unang Bahaghari. It will air worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV beginning July 19.


Six teams of writers, directors, producers, actor-dubbers and professional animators, some of whom had prior experience in giant animation studios abroad, worked on the project.


According to Jaileen Jimeno, program manager, the primary goal of the series is to encourage the audience, especially young viewers, to appreciate the once well-loved but now almost forgotten tales of lore which were used by elders to impart good values and traditions to the youth of their time.


Each episode features the voices of various Kapuso stars and personalities who give life to the characters. The first episode, Alamat ng Bayabas, will showcase the voices of veteran actor Pen Medina and GMA Artist Center talent Harvey Almoneda.


Characters for the next five episodes are voiced by Gabby Eigenmann, Glaiza de Castro, Mike Tan, Kylie Padilla, Louise de los Reyes, Bea Binene, Jeric Gonzales, Betong Sumaya, Love Añover, Maey Bautista, Pekto, John Feir, Tonipet Gaba, and Roi Vinzon.

 

Tune in to the premiere episode of Alamat on July 19 on GMA Pinoy TV.

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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.

Bianca Umali 3 Cris Villanueva 1 Gabby Eigenmann 1 image001 Keempee De Leon 1 Manilyn Reynes 1 Maricar de Mesa 1 Michael de Mesa 1 Miguel and Bianca 3 Miguel and Bianca 8 Miguel and Bianca 10 Miguel Tanfelix 1 Mylene Dizon 1 Nova Villa 1 Tessie Tomas 1GMA Network rings in the New Year with the launch of its newest primetime series that will captivate the hearts of Filipinos – Once Upon A Kiss. It is a retelling of a classic fairytale with a modern twist. The program premieres on January 6 on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

Once Upon A Kiss is the story of a boy in coma who is awakened after being kissed by his childhood friend and how they fought for their love amidst the squabble between their families.

 

Set to portray the lead roles in the romantic drama series is the youngest loveteam of the Kapuso Network:Miguel Tanfelix as Prince Pelaez and Bianca Umali as Ella Rodrigo. Armed with their excellent onscreen chemistry and natural acting skills, Miguel and Bianca will make us believe once more how love can bridge gap between people, rich and poor, the powerful and the needy.

 

GMA Network is proud to present a stellar cast of the country’s most respected artists in film and television including Michael De Mesa, Cris Villanueva, Mariel Pamintuan, and Tessie Tomas.

 

This also marks Mylene Dizon’s comeback to the Kapuso Network as she portrays the character of Giselle Pelaez Almario, Prince’s mother and the main antagonist in the series.

 

Playing equally vital roles are Manilyn Reynes, Kempee de Leon, and Miss Nova Villa.

 

Adding star power to the program are Al Tantay, Maricar de Mesa, Frank Magalona, Betong Sumaya,Sabrina Man, Eunice Lagusad, Miggy Jimenez, Cai Cortez, and Gabby Eigenmann.

 

Both coming from poor families, Aurora (Manilyn) and Eric (Cris) used to dream of having a better life together. However, for material gain, Eric gives up his love for Aurora and pursues Giselle (Mylene), the daughter of the family that owns the rest house where Aurora’s parents work.

 

Later on, Aurora marries Jimmy (Keempee), Eric’s friend. Eric, on the other hand, regrets marrying Giselle because her family just treats him like a puppet in their company.

 

Prince (Miguel) is the son of Eric with Giselle, while Ella (Bianca) is the daughter of Aurora with Jimmy. Although their families are mortal enemies, they become childhood friends. But, they become separated when Prince leaves for the city.

 

They cross paths once again when Prince returns to their town as a teenager. However, the once kind and humble Prince is now an arrogant and egotistical kid. Will Prince and Ella be able to rekindle their friendship and relationship? Will their love story have a happy ending despite the complications and interventions of their respective parents?

 

Under the helm of acclaimed TV director Bb. Joyce Bernal, Once Upon A Kiss premieres January 6 at 4:15PM on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

Get the latest updates on Once Upon A Kiss from its official Facebook page www.facebook.com/7OnceUponAKiss and Twitter account @7OnceUponAKiss. For more information on GMA International events and updates, visit the website, www.GMANetwork.com/international.

Bubble Gang turns 19

October 27, 2014 — Leave a comment
Betong Sumaya

Betong Sumaya

Mikael Daez

Mikael Daez

Antonio Aquitana

Antonio Aquitana

Sef Cadayawan

Sef Cadayawan

Michael V

Michael V

Jackie Rice

Jackie Rice

Gwen Zamora

Gwen Zamora

Andrea Torres

Andrea Torres

Sam Pinto

Sam Pinto

Ruffa Mae Quinto

Ruffa Mae Quinto

Michael V

Michael V

The laughter never stops as the country’s longest running comedy/gag show Bubble Gang (BG) celebrates its 19th anniversary this Saturday (October 25). Keeping its comedy stronghold, Bubble Gang preps up for gags, spoofs and sketches featuring a bunch of celebrity personalities.

 

As the favorite Saturday night habit turns 19, the BG barkada becomes crazier as they are joined by Kapuso Royal Couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera. Brace yourselves as the dashing Kapuso Prime leading men also take part in the episode led by Dennis TrilloTom Rrodriguez, and Rocco Nacino. Celerbity Bluff hosts Eugene Domingo and Jose Manalo will definitely bring more fun in the episode together with Wynwyn Marquez and Yagit kids: Chlaui MalayaoZymic JaranillaJudie Dela Cruz, and Jemwell Ventinilla.

 

Saturday night will definitely be remarkable as BG welcomes acclaimed personalities headlined by Vic SottoArnold ClavioHerbert BautistaFreddie AguilarManilyn ReynesAnjo YllanaGabby Eigenmann, and Ms. Gloria Romero.

 

Making the all-time favorite gags and spoofs more entertaining, Bubble Gang’s Istambay and Bubble Shakers visit the sets of Kapuso sitcoms Vampire Ang Daddy Ko and Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento and primetime musicale Marian. Moreover, much-loved character sketches of BG get to meet the show’s guest personalities.

 

Thankful for the overwhelming response of viewers in the segment Ikaw at ang Ina, Sef Cadayona as Selphie gets to know her aunt to be portrayed by Gabby Eigenmann.

 

Kapuso ace comedian Michael V. as Mr. Matapobre, a sketch about a rich man who hates low-class mannerisms, crosses paths with his poor relatives, the Yagit kids.

 

Also on Saturday night, the intimidating villainess Antonietta (Betong Sumaya) does an exciting banter with the Original Queen of Philippine Movies, Ms. Gloria Romero.

 

Meanwhile, the old wise man Tata Lino gives interesting answers to questions from Freddie Aguilar, Arnold Clavio, Herbert Bautista, Rocco Nacino, and Dennis Trillo.

 

Don’t miss the anniversary special of the undisputed Kapuso comedy/gag show Bubble Gang this Saturday on GMA Pinoy TV.

Julie Anne San Jose, Miguel Tanfelix, Tom Rodriguez, Carla Abellana, and Betong Sumaya are all smiles upon arriving in LA for the Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A. concert (photo courtesy of Sthanlee B. Mirador)

Julie Anne San Jose, Miguel Tanfelix, Tom Rodriguez, Carla Abellana, and Betong Sumaya are all smiles upon arriving in LA for the Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A. concert (photo courtesy of Sthanlee B. Mirador)

Kapuso leading man Tom Rodriguez and his onscreen partner Carla Abellana gave the crowd an exhilarating show. (photo courtesy of Sthanlee B. Mirador)

Kapuso leading man Tom Rodriguez and his onscreen partner Carla Abellana gave the crowd an exhilarating show. (photo courtesy of Sthanlee B. Mirador)

(photo courtesy of Sthanlee B. Mirador)

(photo courtesy of Sthanlee B. Mirador)

Laughter, excitement and pure entertainment filled the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center as scores of loyal Kapuso fans trooped to GMA Pinoy TV’s successful sold-out concert, “Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A.” last September 27.

 

Featuring one of the hottest love teams on television – Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez, the show was an exciting Kapuso experience from beginning to end as the audience was treated to exhilarating performances and entertaining segments from their favorite GMA stars.

 

Carla and Tom, who were first paired in the internationally-acclaimed series My Husband’s Lover, exuded undeniable chemistry as they serenaded the crowd. Attesting to the popularity of their onscreen pairing currently seen in the romantic-drama My Destiny, their fans eagerly cheered on the pair all throughout their production number. They did not disappoint their fans as they performed thrilling duets and engaged in endearing banter.

 

“We had a great time performing in L.A.,” says Carla. “The crowd was very appreciative and it was nice to be able to put up a good show and bring a piece of ‘home’ to our fellow Filipinos in the US.”

 

It was also a homecoming of sorts for Tom as he was reunited with his family who came all the way from Arizona to support the Kapuso leading man. “Performing in this show was heartwarming for me because, not only was I able to share the experience with our kababayans abroad, I was also able to share it with my family,” he expresses.

 

Tom also gave the crowd a preview of his newest game show on GMA, Don’t Lose The Money, in a segment where two couples were called to participate in the game.

 

Carla and Tom were also joined on stage by some of GMA’s most versatile performers.

 

Actor-comedian Betong Sumaya portrayed his popular character Antonietta from the country’s longest running comedy show Bubble Gang. Betong elicited endless laughter from the audience with his comedic segment. Like Tom, Betong was also able to meet with family members whom he had not seen in a long time.

 

Nakakataba ng puso ang mainit na pagtanggap sa amin dito sa L.A. [We are happy with the warm reception we received here in L.A.],” says Betong. “Unang pagkakataon kong makarating sa Amerika kaya hinalikan ko talaga ang lupa pagdating ko ng airport. Masaya rin kasi after the longest time, nagkita-kita kami ng mga kamag-anak namin sa L.A. so parang reunion na rin. [It was my first time to visit America so I really kissed the ground upon arriving at the airport. I’m also happy because, after the longest time, I was reunited with my family here in L.A.]”

 

The crowd was also amazed with Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose’s powerful vocals which were showcased in her lively song and dance numbers. Julie Anne has been one of the most requested performers in GMA’s international shows.

 

“The energy of the crowd was contagious,” declares the Kapuso singing sensation and Sunday All Stars mainstay. “It was definitely a lot of fun performing for the Filipino community in L.A.”

 

Meanwhile, fast-rising teen star Miguel Tanfelix, who starred in GMA’s top-rating primetime series Niño, also impressed the crowd with his dancing skills. In his first visit to the United States, Miguel was overwhelmed with the support from their fans abroad. “It was my first time to be part of a GMA Pinoy TV event,” said the Kapuso teen artist. “It was a great experience and I look forward to entertaining more Kapuso fans abroad in the future.”

 

The show culminated in a meet and greet with the Kapuso stars that had fans lining up for hours just to meet and take photos with their favorite artists. Following the hugely successful event, more Kapuso fans in different parts of the world have expressed their desire to see the GMA’s artists perform in their own countries.

 

Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A. was sponsored by Camella, Cerritos Mitsubishi, Vonage, Xoom.com, Vista Residences, Debt Aid Consulting, Moneygram, Thunderbird Platinum, Pag Ibig Fund, Financial Rescue, The Generics Pharmacy, Smart World Mobile, Everest Cooling Systems and Direct TV.

 

Learn more about GMA’s international events through the website, www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV and follow GMA Pinoy TV on Twitter and Instagram via @gmapinoytv.

Dingdong Dantes

Dingdong Dantes

Dingdong Lorna

Dingdong Lorna

Dingdong Rhian

Dingdong Rhian

Irma Adlawan

Irma Adlawan

Jackielou Blanco

Jackielou Blanco

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.

 

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BAYAN KO photoAre the Filipinos ready for a drama that tackles issues such as corruption, bureaucracy, malnutrition, illegal logging and political dynasties? Find out this April, when GMA News TV International launches its 1st original series and most ambitious project to date – BAYAN KO.

 

Inspired by the social realist films of director Lino Brocka, Bayan Ko tells the story of newly elected Mayor Joseph Santiago, who sets out to make a difference in the fictional town of Lagros.

 

The idealistic Mayor faces roadblocks at every turn.  He must learn to lead lazy and uncooperative municipal employees, change the mindset of a mendicant populace and stand up to a powerful dynasty led by patriarch Governor Antonio Rubio.

 

Actor Rocco Nacino plays Mayor Joseph, veteran Pen Medina plays the corrupt Governor, Ping Medina is the Congressman, indie film princess Mercedes Cabral the powerful contractor, LJ Reyes the Mayor’s Chief of Staff, while Betong Sumaya and Love Anover take on roles as slacker municipal employees.

 

Bayan Ko tackles serious matters with a touch of comedy – and an unexpected romance – but its primary goal is to bring political and social issues closer to the heart of viewers locally and abroad.

 

“We hope that through Bayan Ko, voters realize that good governance is not only possible but crucial to our progress and start to demand better performance from the officials they elect,” says News TV channel head and Bayan Ko creator Nessa Valdellon.

 

Bayan Ko, a groundbreaking television project and GMA News TV International’s 1st original series, is shot entirely on high definition and unlike most television dramas, goes through the color grading process. It is directed by Adolfo Alix Jr., produced by Eliza Zamora Solis, and written by Rodolfo Vera.

 

BAYAN KO launches this April 6 on GMA News TV International. Call your preferred pay TV operator to subscribe or visit www.gmanetwork.com/international for more details.