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Ryan AgoncilloSundays with the whole family will be more fun and exciting as GMA Network presents its newest game show – PICTURE! PICTURE! The program premieres December 8 on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. 

 

This one-hour game show will be hosted by returning Kapuso, ace TV host and celebrity dad Ryan Agoncillo. Ryan has certainly proved his calibre in hosting various programs over the years; and as he tries his hand at being the game master of Picture! Picture, he will surely amuse, charm and conquer the hearts of Filipino families locally and abroad.

 

Picture! Picture! will show viewers how photos can be emotionally engaging, eliciting wide range of emotions. The experience is made more fun as four contestants play as a team and take their chance to win as much as half a million pesos by correctly answering 10 picture-aided-questions with only 30 seconds to come up with an answer.

 

After a set of three questions, the team must eliminate one member. The first person to buzz in and give the correct answer will have the power to kick out a player. In answering a kick out question, the player’s first answer will be considered his/her last answer.

 

Making Picture! Picture! extra thrilling is the “Back Ups” option which will help the team survive the game. First is Twin Picks where the team is allowed to choose two answers from the three choices. They can use this only once anytime during the game except in the last question. The Save Pic, on the other hand, is the team’s extra life. If they give the wrong answer, they will be automatically saved and will be allowed to continue playing.

 

The game is over when the remaining players either make a mistake or reach the final question. For the jackpot question, the player must give his/her answers to the five pictures shown within the 60 seconds time limit. If the game ends and there’s still time, a new team will play.

 

Picture! Picture!’s interactive and unique elements that are culturally relevant across all ages and gender make it more fun, relatable and educational for viewers to watch.

 

To subscribe to GMA International channels – GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International, please visit the GMA International website www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pages www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTVwww.facebook.com/gmalifetv, and,www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, or Twitter pages @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV. 

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Tom Rodriguez Rocco Nacio and Max Collins Mark Herras Marian Rivera.jpg Kris Bernal Aljur Abrenica and Julie Anne San Jose Jestoni Alarcon Dennis Trillo Arnold Clavio, Marian Rivera, Dingdong DantesThere is nothing more unique than the heart of a Filipino—soft enough to care for the weak, strong enough to rise up to the challenge. GMA Network knocks on this very heart as the country faces another great challenge—the nation’s survival and recovery from typhoon Yolanda.

 

With the joint efforts of GMA Kapuso Foundation and YES Pinoy Foundation, last November 17, the Kapuso Network invited everyone to take part in a one time television special aptly entitled, “TIBAY NG PUSONG PILIPINO, A GMA Telethon for the benefit of the victims of typhoon Yolanda.

 

This special featured a powerhouse cast of respectable names in the music and showbiz industry, headlined by the biggest and brightest Kapuso stars, with the special participation of News and Public Affairs personalities.

 

Viewers got to see various Kapuso artists in heartwarming production numbers, live updates in the affected areas, and special activities (such as live telethon, and repacking of goods) all for the survival and recovery of the victims of typhoon Yolanda.

 

As of November 26, GMA Kapuso Foundation has received a total of Php166,083,570.95 in cash andPhp26,244,191.88 worth of in-kind donations. Total amount of donations is Php192,327,762.83.  Those who wish to extend financial aid to GMAKF may visit the GMA Kapuso Foundation website athttp://www.gmanetwork.com/KapusoFoundation.

 

Meanwhile, to know the details on how to subscribe to GMA International channels – GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International, please visit the GMA International websitewww.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pages www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV,www.facebook.com/gmalifetv, and, www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, or Twitter pages@GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV.

Pepito Manaloto Meet and Greet

Pepito Manaloto Meet and Greet

GMA milestones shirt

GMA milestones shirt

GMA International triumphantly celebrates its 8th anniversary with eight NAMIC Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA) – the most number of awards won by GMA so far in this prestigious global marketing competition, which recognizes excellence in marketing efforts designed to attract and retain culturally diverse audiences and customers among African American, Asian, Hispanic and other market segments in North America.

 

GMA won alongside some of the world’s biggest pay-television distributors such as Comcast, Rogers and Time Warner Cable and also Network/Industry suppliers like HBO, The Oprah Winfrey Network and Univision.

 

The meet and greet with the cast of award-winning situational comedy Pepito Manaloto starring three-time Asian TV Awards best comedy actor, Michael V. won first place in the Grassroots category. Drawing a combined crowd of over 1,700 Filipino-Americans in Seafood City Cerritos and Carson, California, the event was conceptualized particularly for Filipino-Americans, who yearn for the classic Filipino brand of comedy.

 

The Bayani Tour, which gave a group of second-generation Filipino-Americans including YouTube celebrities AJ Rafael, Joseph Vincent, and Jeremy Passion a historical and cultural immersion tour of the Philippines, also received a first place award in the Social Media category. Educating second-generation Fil-Ams about their Filipino heritage, the tour extended its objective not only to the participants but also to AJ, Joseph and Jeremy’s nearly 1.4 million combined numbers of subscribers. It is worthy to note that the Bayani Tour also bagged a second place award for Diversity Awareness.

 

As part of promoting GMA News TV International, GMA International distributed information kits to highlight the 11 million Filipinos overseas’ need to be connected to home though the Philippines’ number one news channel. This marketing effort won second place in the All Other Media category for it was proven most effective among major carriers in Canada adding GMA News TV to their channel offerings.

 

GMA’s 2013 rendition of the Philippine National Anthem also won second place in the Television category for creatively presenting the Filipino spirit of heroism to Filipinos across the globe and to the rest of the world.  The music video echoes in more ways than one GMA International’s promise of “Bringing Filipinos Closer To Home.”

 

Winning third place in the Premium Category is the GMA International 6th anniversary milestone shirt, which depicted GMA International as a fast-growing source of superior entertainment and the most credible news from home. The shirts were distributed during the Philippine Independence Day celebrations and among GMA International affiliates all over the world.

 

Likewise bagging a third place recognition in the Print category is the GMA International 7th anniversary print ad. GMA Pinoy TV first started airing in the United States in August 2005 via COMCAST north California, and to commemorate this milestone GMA International implemented a print campaign as a way of thanking their viewers for their continued patronage over the years. A total of 67,000 copies of the 7th year anniversary ad were printed and circulated in north California.

 

Rounding off GMA International’s success in this year’s NAMIC (EMMA) Awards is the Proud to be Pinoy 2012 TV Special that scored third place in the Television Category. The TV special was recognized for re-affirming GMA International’s strong presence during the various Philippine Independence Day celebrations that had a record-breaking number of participants reaching 140,000 worldwide. GMA’s international business unit successfully celebrated the 114th Philippine Independence day by making it not just a celebration of freedom but also a reminder of their pivotal role in shaping the Filipino people’s future.

 

GMA International has been recognized by NAMIC for almost every year since the launch of GMA Pinoy TV in 2005. Last year, GMA International emerged as one of the most awarded companies in the competition with six awards in total including two first place finishes for its “Support Manny Pacquiao” online marketing campaign (Digital category) and for its international magazine “Kapuso Abroad” (Grassroots category).

 

“We are honored that GMA International is recognized again, and in a big way, at this year’s Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards,” says GMA International Vice President and Head of Operations, Joseph T. Francia. “It is noteworthy that our awards this year cover a wide range of our tactics using both emerging and traditional media. This will inspire us to continue to innovate in creating effective marketing tactics to reach our various audiences abroad,” he adds.

 

NAMIC is an international organization that recognizes superior multicultural marketing practices in the cable industry. Established as non-profit trade organization in 1980, it has over 2,700 professionals from a network of 16 chapters worldwide.

 

The awarding of winners will be held on October 9 during the US Cable Diversity Week in New York City.

New Jersey - Glaiza de Castro with Jersey City kids

New Jersey – Glaiza de Castro with Jersey City kids

CARSON - GMAI Team with Marian and Rafael L-R Cheryl Ching-Sy, Cheri Domingo, Donna Reyes, Jush Andowitt, Back Jepoi Mejia

CARSON – GMAI Team with Marian and Rafael L-R Cheryl Ching-Sy, Cheri Domingo, Donna Reyes, Jush Andowitt, Back Jepoi Mejia

Marian with the Carson City crowd

Marian with the Carson City crowd

Marian with awards from the City Council of Carson

Marian with awards from the City Council of Carson

Marian and Rafael at Meet and Greet in Carson City

Marian and Rafael at Meet and Greet in Carson City

GMA Pinoy TV and Glaiza de Castro receive awards in PAFCOM New Jersey

GMA Pinoy TV and Glaiza de Castro receive awards in PAFCOM New Jersey

Glaiza performs in Vallejo

Glaiza performs in Vallejo

Glaiza performs in Pinoy Fiesta Toronto

Glaiza performs in Pinoy Fiesta Toronto

Glaiza in PAFCOM New Jersey

Glaiza in PAFCOM New Jersey

Dennis and Glaiza at the Meet-and-Greet Vallejo

Dennis and Glaiza at the Meet-and-Greet Vallejo

Dennis performs in Pinoy Fiesta Toronto

Dennis performs in Pinoy Fiesta Toronto

Carson City fans heart RafYan

Carson City fans heart RafYan

Dennis performs in Seattle

Dennis performs in Seattle

Choreographer Geleen Eugenio and Marian Rivera at the New York parade

Choreographer Geleen Eugenio and Marian Rivera at the New York parade

Dennis and Glaiza at the Meet-and-Greet in Seattle 2

Dennis and Glaiza at the Meet-and-Greet in Seattle 2

Dennis, Glaiza and Rafael at the Meet-and-Greet Pinoy Fiesta Toronto

Dennis, Glaiza and Rafael at the Meet-and-Greet Pinoy Fiesta Toronto

Filipinos from all parts of the world will have the chance to look back on the colourful and successful celebration of the Philippines’ 115th Independence Day as GMA Pinoy TV shares the event highlights in a TV special dubbedProud to be Pinoy: Philippine Independence Day Celebration 2013.

 

GMA International – the business unit handling the operations and distribution of the Kapuso Network’s three international channels – was at the heart of this worldwide affair in partnership with different Filipino-American and Filipino-Canadian groups and communities.

 

Kapuso artists participated in key events across the United States and Canada starting off with the Philippine Independence Day Celebration in New York attended by Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., Marian Rivera, Rafael Rosell and Julie Anne San Jose. The four performed in a special number and also greeted their kababayans on board the much-adored Kapuso float.

 

Over in California, two commemorative events were held to mark the Independence Day celebration – the Philippine Cultural Committee (PCC)’s Pista sa Nayon in Vallejo and the Balilkatan sa Pag-Unlad in Carson City.

 

Pista sa Nayon was highlighted by Dennis Trillo and Glaiza de Castro’s impressive performances, along with the reenactment of our country’s history entitled “Kasaysayan ng Lahi,” which, noted journalist, Greg Macabenta helped mount. In Carson City, Marian Rivera and Rafael Rosell were warmly received by their Kapuso fans, who were treated in return, with the Kapuso stars’ outstanding performances.

 

Dennis Trillo and Glaiza de Castro also wowed the audience in Seattle at the equally successful Pagdiriwang 2013.Glaiza also participated at the Philippine American Friendship Parade and Festival at West Side Avenue and Lincoln Park in Jersey City.

 

Not to be left behind, Pinoys in Toronto, Canada had their Pinoy Fiesta and Trade Show that turned out to be a big hit as well. Dennis Trillo, Rafael Rosell and Glaiza de Castro added glitter to the occasion much to the delight of their adoring fans.

 

The Kapuso artists certainly did not disappoint the thousands of Filipinos who came to commemorate such important milestone in Philippine history. All these would not have been possible without the concerted effort of GMA International and their partners as they worked hand in hand in giving our kababayans truly an enjoyable and memorable experience.

 

Witness all these in Proud to be Pinoy: Philippine Independence Day Celebration 2013 TV special which will air on July 28 on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. For the complete schedule, visit the GMA International website www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pages www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV,www.facebook.com/gmalifetv, and, www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, or Twitter pages @GMAPinoyTVand @GMA_LifeTV. GMA Pinoy TV as well as GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International can be seen in the US, Canada and in countries in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia Pacific.

Kusina Master

Kusina Master

GMA-7’s Kusina Master proves its international caliber once more after winning as Best Lifestyle Program at the prestigious 19th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards. Chef Boy Logro’s well-loved cooking show, which was submitted as an entry for GMA Life TV, the first Filipino lifestyle channel abroad, also makes history as the first ever winner from GMA as well as the Philippines in the said competition.

 

GMA Pinoy TV’s co-production Pusong Pinoy Sa Amerika, on the other hand, bagged a nomination in the Foreign Language Category.

 

GMA Vice President and Head of International Operations Joseph T. Francia considers their latest achievement as an important milestone for GMA Life TV, which recently marked its fifth anniversary. “This award is truly an honor for both GMA Life TV and the excellent team behind Kusina Master, confirming its world class standards for the second time this year,” he said.

 

Kusina Master bested entries from Scripps, one of the biggest TV networks in the US. This award comes right on the heels of the program’s recent victory at the 2013 US International Film and Video Festival, wherein it earned a Certificate for Creative Excellence.

 

GMA OIC for Entertainment TV Lilybeth G. Rasonable expresses her thanks for all the recognition and praise that Kusina Master has been receiving not only in the Philippines, but also internationally. “We sincerely thank theNAMIC Vision Awards for this honor and we commit to continue delivering superior information and entertainment to our audience here and abroad,” she enthused.

 

Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D, President and CEO of the National Association of Minorities in Communications (NAMIC), informed GMA International of the win and extended her “congratulations on this esteemed honor.”

 

Representing GMA International at the awarding ceremony held last July 11 at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, California were Jush Andowitt, GMA International Marketing Consultant, and respected immigration lawyer Atty. Lou Tancinco, host and producer of “Pusong Pinoy sa Amerika.”

 

The NAMIC Vision Awards is dubbed as “a celebration of multicultural contributions in the media industry.” It is “one of the few national (US-wide) competitions that salute original television or digital content that reflects the depth and breadth of experience and contributions of people of color.” The likes of CNN, HBO, Disney, ESPN, Nickelodeon and other mainstream US networks usually dominate the Vision Awards.

 

 

GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV along with GMA News TV International can be seen in Canada and the US and in countries in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia Pacific. For more details, visit the GMA International website www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pages www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV,www.facebook.com/GMALifeTV, and, www.facebook.com/GMANewsInternational, or Twitter pages@GMAPinoyTV,@GMA_LifeTV and @GMANewsTVIntl.

 

Top 20 aspirants and celebrity mentors

From thousands of young dreamers who auditioned nationwide for a stab at stardom, Protégé narrows down the list to the coveted Top 20 aspirants who will compete in GMA Pinoy TV ‘s original artista search.

This supreme slate of artista aspirants, meticulously selected from 15 cities all around the country, is all set to showcase their talent and star power on the protégé arena and will compete for the judges and the Filipino’s votes during the weekly performance nights.

 

Protege Hosts, Mentors and Judges

Sharing his knowledge and insights with the protégés from Mindanao is drama and action film legend Phillip Salvador. His four protégés are David John Llanas, Ruru Madrid, Apple Vega and Steffi Pacheco.

Acting as mentor for the protégés in the Visayas is multimedia icon Jolina Magdangal. Her protégés include Bryan Benedict, Mikoy Morales, Mitch Capili and Zandra Summer.

Mentoring the protégés from Northern and Central Luzon is acclaimed actor and TV director Ricky Davao. His four protégés are Glenn Roy, Japs de Luna, Reese Tayag and Shelly Hipolito.

Guiding the Southern Luzon protégés is seasoned actress and TV director Gina Alajar. Her protégés are Jeric Gonzales, Mykel Ong, Arny Ross and Thea Tolentino.

Coaching the four protégés in Mega Manila is multi-awarded actor Roderick Paulate. His four protégés are Andres Vasquez, Vien Alen King, Elle Ramirez and Kelly D.

The toughest cuts have been made and all the beautiful faces with outstanding talents have already been picked. Who are the front runners and dark horses of the competition? What kind of challenges awaits the contestants inside the Protégé Quarters? What are the conflicts that may arise among the celebrity mentors?

Meanwhile, viewers can follow the backstage drama and exclusive inside scoops on the lives of the Top 20 aspirants inside the Protégé Quarters thru the 15-minute daily updates on Inside Protégé hosted by Jennylyn Mercado.

Viewers can also visit the GMA website www.gmanetwork.com/protégé <http://www.gmanetwork.com/protégé> and catch Web Jock Maxene Magalona for daily updates in Protégé Webisodes.

GMA Pinoy TV

Spice up your weekdays beginning April 4 with GMA Pinoy TV’s latest talk show that provides fully-loaded dose of entertainment, news, and exciting segments staged live outside the studios and right where the people are!

Offering fresh and unscripted talks, STARBOX is a trendy talk show which strives from its unique and lively concept of engaging the

Ali Sotto and Papa Jack

common people’s participation – residents, commuters, or passersby – right where they are – on the streets, markets, malls, etc. The topics range from today’s latest events and newest personalities to the most controversial issues in and around the Philippines which appeal to different generations of viewers – young and old.

STARBOX is hosted by Ali Sotto and Radio DJ Papa Jack together with two of the hottest members of the boy group XLR8, MM and MJ. By involving the audience in the show’s

Starbox

discussions, the hosts allow them to share their individual perspectives and unfiltered opinions on various featured headlines. The chemistry and undeniable humor which the hosts and the show’s format bring to the table are sure to provide a different kind of energy to the viewers’ mornings with GMA Pinoy TV.

STARBOX also connects the viewers through various social media links like Facebook and Twitter. This encourages people, wherever they are, to become active participants in the discussions, exchanging opinions and viewpoints.

Catch STARBOX beginning April 4 on GMA Pinoy TVCall your preferred pay TV operator now to subscribe.