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Kailan Ba Tama Ang Mali stars (L-R) Dion Ignacio Max Collins Empress Schuck and Geoff Eigenmann pose for a selfie with their fans in Iloilo

Kailan Ba Tama Ang Mali stars (L-R) Dion Ignacio Max Collins Empress Schuck and Geoff Eigenmann pose for a selfie with their fans in Iloilo

Once Upon A Kiss stars Betong Sumaya Bianca Umali Miguel Tanfelix and Pekto Nacua (partly hidden) participate in the Dinagyang Festival

Once Upon A Kiss stars Betong Sumaya Bianca Umali Miguel Tanfelix and Pekto Nacua (partly hidden) participate in the Dinagyang Festival

Second Chances lead stars Jennylyn Mercado Raymart Santiago Camille Prats and Rafael Rosell with a Cebu audience for Sinulog Festival

Second Chances lead stars Jennylyn Mercado Raymart Santiago Camille Prats and Rafael Rosell with a Cebu audience for Sinulog Festival

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid in Sinulog Festival

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid in Sinulog Festival

Once Upon a Kiss' Pekto Bianca Miguel and Betong strike a pose with the audience for Sinulog Festival in Cebu

Once Upon a Kiss’ Pekto Bianca Miguel and Betong strike a pose with the audience for Sinulog Festival in Cebu

Philippines – GMA Network was recently at the heart of two of the Philippines’ biggest regional festivals, the Sinulog Festival in Cebu and Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo.

 

Before trooping to the streets of downtown Cebu City to witness the annual Sinulog Festival revelry, thousands of Cebuano Kapuso fans congregated in three of the city’s biggest malls to meet GMA’s premier artists led by Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and lead stars of drama series Healing Hearts, Second Chances and Once Upon a Kiss.

 

Regine was joined by Angelika de la Cruz, Joyce Ching and Kristoffer Martin, stars of the upcoming series Healing Hearts as they delivered outstanding performances before a delighted crowd.

 

Another set of Kapuso artists starred in back-to-back mall shows with the lead stars of the recently launched primetime series Second Chances—Jennylyn Mercado, Raymart Santiago, Camille Prats and Rafael Rosell—sharing the stage with the freshest love team of Miguel Tanfelix and Bianca Umali from the primetime series Once Upon a Kiss. Comedians Albert “Betong” Sumaya and Mike “Pekto” Nacua, who also star in the said series, added more fun to both shows.

 

Meanwhile, a delightful blend of feel-good shows and upbeat performances from GMA stars also spiced up this year’s Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo, the so-called City of Love.

 

This time, Once Upon A Kiss stars Miguel, Bianca, Pekto, and Betong once again ventured outside Manila to personally touch base with fans and went around from one stop to another via the Dinagyang Festival Corporate Parade.

 

Kapuso home-grown talent Ruru Madrid, who was a guest performer at the Iloilo Festival Queen and Hiyas Sang Iloilo beauty pageant served up a musical treat, which was very well received by a large audience.

 

Real-life sweethearts Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino set the stage on fire as they regaled their supporters with a mesmerizing production number during a Kapuso Mall Show.

 

Moreover, Ang Lihim ni Annasandra’s Mikael Daez delivered a live coverage on the Ati Tribe Competition for GMA TV Western Visayas, to amuse the Ilonggo audience.

 

Furthermore, the lead stars of the newest GMA soap Kailan Ba Tama Ang Mali?—Geoff Eigenmann, Empress Schuck, Dion Ignacio, and Max Collins—drew in their share of huge followers during a Kapuso Mall Show in the region.

 

Geoff, Empress, and Dion, meanwhile, proceeded to the Freedom Grandstand right after the mall show to take part in the Dinagyang Festival Awarding Ceremonies.

 

In endeavoring to be one at heart with its viewers, GMA Network continues to celebrate the many customs and traditions that make up a truly unique Pinoy culture.

 

For more updates on your favorite Kapuso stars and programs, visit the website www.gmanetwork.com/international.

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.

GMAKF’s Operation Bayanihan quickly responded to the needs of those affected by typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

GMAKF’s Operation Bayanihan quickly responded to the needs of those affected by typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

The Kapuso Village Tacloban is the first permanent housing project in the area for survivors of typhoon Yolanda.

The Kapuso Village Tacloban is the first permanent housing project in the area for survivors of typhoon Yolanda.

It was an emotional turnover ceremony as 120 concrete houses were turned over to the beneficiaries of the Kapuso Village in Tacloban.

It was an emotional turnover ceremony as 120 concrete houses were turned over to the beneficiaries of the Kapuso Village in Tacloban.

City Councilor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez representing the City Government of Tacloban receives the ceremonial key to the Kapuso Village Tacloban from GMAKF EVP and COO Mel C. Tiangco.

City Councilor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez representing the City Government of Tacloban receives the ceremonial key to the Kapuso Village Tacloban from GMAKF EVP and COO Mel C. Tiangco.

Kapuso stars Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix, Kris Bernal, Barbie Forteza, Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes and Julie Anne San Jose joined GMAKF EVP and COO Mel C. Tiangco in giving the residents an early Christmas gift.

Kapuso stars Bianca Umali, Miguel Tanfelix, Kris Bernal, Barbie Forteza, Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes and Julie Anne San Jose joined GMAKF EVP and COO Mel C. Tiangco in giving the residents an early Christmas gift.

A year after Yolanda hit the Philippines, the survivors’ stories of resilience continue as they rebuild from the ruins of their storm-ravaged homes.

 

Since the typhoon’s landfall in 2013, GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) – with its long-standing commitment to Serbisyong Totoo – has been a steadfast advocate in turning these stories of loss into stories of hope through its quick response in times of need and its extensive disaster relief programs.

 

On the anniversary of Yolanda, GMAKF officially turned over 120 permanent concrete houses of Phase II and III of its Kapuso Village in Tacloban City to select families displaced by the super typhoon.

 

GMAKF is the first NGO to turn over permanent concrete housing to Yolanda survivors in Tacloban City.

 

A total of 172 houses were turned over since July 2014. An additional 231 houses will be ready for occupancy in the coming months, fulfilling in part the Foundations’ 403-unit concrete housing project in the area.

 

“For the Yolanda survivors, a year definitely will not suffice to alleviate the pain from the loss of family members and ruined homes. However, our commitment in rebuilding lives through this long term project will help regain the hope of many displaced residents,” shares GMAKF EVP and COO Mel C. Tiangco.

 

The beneficiaries were emotional during the turnover as they recalled the height of the storm and what they went through. Even so, they were grateful for the outpouring of assistance they received from GMAKF and its partners.

 

Through the generosity of numerous citizens all over the world, the project was able to come to fruition. Furthermore, GMA Network and its roster of stars showed the true meaning of the Kapuso spirit by participating in GMAKF’s Yolanda rehabilitation efforts.

 

Just this month, GMA launched its 2014 “Share the Love” Christmas campaign reminding its viewers that rebuilding lives entails a collaborative effort from generous hearts and passionate spirits.

 

GMA unveiled the campaign with an event plug featuring Mel Tiangco joined by Kapuso stars as they shared an early Christmas with the residents of the Kapuso Village in Tacloban.

 

The plug garnered positive reviews on Facebook with users commenting on the wonderful message of the campaign and GMAKF’s tireless efforts in helping those in need. Facebook user Gerolou says, “That’s why kind-hearted people trusted GMA Kapuso Foundation because they can see where their donations go… hope to fulfill 400 or more houses for Yolanda victims onward!”

 

Meanwhile, Facebook user Khryss, a Yolanda survivor, praises the video saying, “It makes my heart smile upon seeing this video and the song has really moved me. Thanks for motivating a lot of people in doing humanitarian missions. We are still blessed to have people like you.”

 

Since its launch, over 100 Kapuso celebrities and News and Public Affairs personalities have shared the love by sponsoring food, toys, medical treatments and medicines for the Kapuso Foundation’s beneficiaries in the country, including other Yolanda-affected areas.

 

In addition to the housing project in Tacloban, GMAKF also pledged the construction of 24 new classrooms under its Kapuso School Development project within the Kapuso Village. Meanwhile, another Kapuso Village will soon rise in Palo, which includes 169 concrete houses and 10 classrooms.

 

GMAKF has also turned over 15 classrooms in Barangay Sulangan, Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Moreover, construction and rehabilitation is underway for 40 classrooms in Quinapondan, Eastern Samar and in Villaba and Kananga in Leyte.

 

Going beyond immediate disaster relief efforts, GMAKF is committed to utilizing its resources to create a lasting impact on the lives of their beneficiaries.

Miguel Tanfelix Birthday

Miguel Tanfelix Birthday

Miguel Tanfelix, who played the lead character of the recently concluded top-rating family drama series Niño, continues to inspire and bring joy to his supporters. Last September 18, the GMA Artist Center star celebrated his birthday in advance with persons with disabilities of Dr. Jose P. Rizal Elementary School in Dasmariñas, Cavite.

 

Loud cheers and applause welcomed Miguel, who brought along his Niño co-star and good friend Renz Valerio. The special event got even livelier with Tess Bomb as the host. Also present was Miguel’s family who came in full force.

 

Miguel made every moment count, making sure his fans enjoyed the afternoon celebration. The birthday celebrant presented a dance and song number which delighted the audience. He even joined the games while being in character as Niño.

 

The 16-year-old was a darling to his fans as he approached the kids, took selfies with them, and signed autographs.

 

The kids for their part surprised Miguel with a dance number and both Miguel and Renz joined their performance.

 

Just as Miguel was about to distribute snacks, he received a phone call from Bianca Umali that brought kilig to their fans because they heard the conversation of both tween stars.

 

“Hi, Miguel! Nami-miss ko na ‘yung araw-araw kitang nakakasama. I’ll see you very soon,” said Bianca. Miguel and Bianca’s loveteam in Niño endeared them to their fans. Both Bianca and Miguel could still be seen on Ismol Family and Sunday All Stars.

 

Before Bianca said goodbye to Miguel, she took time to greet and thank the supporters of their team-up. Miguel later admitted that he was touched with Bianca’s effort to call him despite the latter’s busy schedule.

 

Miguel also shared that he couldn’t be more grateful for the chance he’d been given to bond with some of his fans. According to the StarStruck Kids alum, he personally picked to celebrate his birthday with the special kids of Dr. Jose P. Rizal Elementary School. It was made possible with the help of GMA Artist Center, his family, and sponsors.

 

Dahil po sa ginampanan kong role ni Niño, naintindihan ko ‘yung kalagayan nila, na kailangan nila ng atensyon, na ‘yung treatment sa kanila dapat parang normal na tao din kasi mayroon din silangfeelings na pwedeng masaktan,” shared Miguel.

 

The school administrators expressed their gratitude for having been chosen by Miguel. According to them, the fun-filled celebration was a first—and will go down as one of the most memorable events held in the school.

 

Miguel will be part of the “Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A.” concert, organized by GMA Pinoy TV, the flagship international channel of GMA Network, in cooperation with Polaris Media and Marketing. It will be held on September 27 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, California. The show starts at 6:30 PM. For ticket reservationsthe number to call is 310-989-4523.

Ryan Agoncillo

Ryan Agoncillo

Sundays will be more exciting and enjoyable for the whole family as GMA Network brings to light a funny, new sitcom on weekend primetime with ISMOL FAMILY, premiering on June 29 on the Network’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

 

Carla Abellana

Carla Abellana

Ismol Family mirrors every person’s aspiration to keep the whole family happy throughout life’s everyday challenges. It takes the viewers on a fun and inspiring family adventure that both parents and their kids can enjoy.

 

Carmi Martin

Carmi Martin

Its relatable storyline likewise encourages the viewers to advocate the belief that money doesn’t define your family’s happiness.

 

Mikael Daez

Mikael Daez

Leading the cast of Ismol Family are Kapuso ace TV host and celebrity dad Ryan Agoncillo and versatile dramatic actress Carla Abellana. Ryan and Carla, who have briefly partnered in My Husband’s Lover, reunite in the program as Jingo, a responsible and loving husband and his pretty and strong-willed wifeMajay.

 

Kevin Santos

Kevin Santos

Joining Ryan and Carla are Carmi Martin as Mama A, Majay’s mother; Mikael Daez as Bernie, Jingo’s bestfriendMike “Pekto” Nacua as Bobong, Majay’s older brother; Kevin Santos as Lance, Mama A’s young boyfriend; Miguel Tanfelix as Tan-tan, Yumi’s classmate; Bianca Umali as Yumi, Bobong’s daughter; Marc Justine Alvarez as PJ, Jingo and Majay’s only son; Natalia Moon as Natalia, Jingo and Majay’s techie house help.

 

Miguel Tanfelix

Miguel Tanfelix

At the helm of Ismol Family is no less than Director Dominic Zapata who has previously handled the comedy programs of the Network Beh Bote NgaNuts Entertainment, Jejemom and Comedy Bar. He is very excited to direct his first family sitcom in the Kapuso Network, “It’s a viewing that you don’t have to be worried about and where families can be able to relate to the show’s characters. It’s a very typical Filipino family [which looks at the] lighter side of things, a new perspective on typical Filipino life.“

 

Bianca Umali

Bianca Umali

Director Dominic adds that Ismol Family is very relatable to families, “It’s very wholesome. The comedy is very now. It’s both a comedy and a drama [because it is very heartwarming]. A lot of things here are very relatable. Every episode [has a lesson which will be shown in a way that isn’t typical]. [We packaged the lessons through a heartwarming comedy], with a  family that you could all relate to, and that you could love and think [of] as your own.”

 

Meanwhile, Director Dominic shares that he is very happy to be working again with Ryan and Carla after My Husband’s Lover. He says that the viewers will witness the different sides of these artists in Ismol Family where they will showcase their talent in comedy.

 

“I’m glad [to have worked with] Ryan and Carla. We are very familiar with each other. They are very seasoned actors. They could go the full spectrum from doing really heavy drama to doing something very light, even comedy. [Carla is very different here]. You’ll see the bubblier side of Carla. And I think it helps [that] Ryan understands the dynamics of husband and wife.”

 

Get the latest updates about Ismol Family from its official facebook page www.facebook.com/IsmolFamilyGMA, twitter account @IsmolFamilyGMA. To know more about Kapuso programs, artists and events, visit the GMA International website www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pageswww.facebook.com/gmalifetv and www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, Twitter pages @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV, and Instagram page, @GMAPinoyTV.