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My Faithful Husband

My Faithful Husband

Dennis Trillo posts a photo of Jennylyn

Dennis Trillo posts a photo of Jennylyn

Dennis and Jennylyn at the gym together

Dennis and Jennylyn at the gym together

Dennis and Jennylyn

Dennis and Jennylyn

Jennylyn and Dennis wrap up a scene for the series

Jennylyn and Dennis wrap up a scene for the series

Jennylyn and Dennis on set

Jennylyn and Dennis on set

Love seems to be sweeter the second time around. For a Kapuso love team, that is.

This August, the award-winning actors – Drama King Dennis Trillo and Kapuso leading lady Jennylyn Mercado – reunite for GMA Network’s upcoming series My Faithful Husband.

The two first starred opposite each other in the GMA program Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak.

Exuding undeniable chemistry on-screen, the two play a married couple in the new series, with Dennis as Emman, a doting husband to Melanie, portrayed by Jennylyn, and a devoted father to their children.

The pair’s marriage is tested, however, when Melanie comes across her ex-boyfriend and her feelings get confused.

And while the series has yet to air on GMA Network, fans are already eager to see Dennis and Jennylyn’s reunion project as the two have been posting photos showing them together on their personal Instagram accounts.

Their seemingly sweet posts, along with the hashtag #emmanie (a cross between their characters’ names), have viewers and netizens buzzing about a possible rekindled romance. The two had dated in the past and fans have been clamouring for a real life reunion.

However, the duo remains tight-lipped regarding the issue and prefers to focus on their new show.

Both are thrilled to be working with each other once more on another Kapuso series. “Siyempre excited ako na makatrabaho si Jen. Last time ko siya nakatrabaho five years ago, dramarama sa hapon yung ginawa namin. Ngayon naman sa primetime,” says Dennis.

On her part, Jennylyn is looking forward to how their pair-up will be received. “Excited ako kasi gusto ko rin namang makita kung anong kakalabasan lalo na pag nagsisimula na talaga kami kasi dun natin makikita kung inaabangan ba talaga kami, papanoorin ba kami.”

Catch their exciting portrayals on the drama series My Faithful Husband airing soon on GMA Pinoy TV.

Dennis & Jennylyn in My Faithful Husband

Dennis & Jennylyn in My Faithful Husband

This August, Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo return to primetime TV and reunite in GMA Network’s upcoming series My Faithful Husband.

 

Both Jennylyn and Dennis are excited to work together again and assure their fans and viewers that they will love the intriguing and interesting story of My Faithful Husband.

 

Sana magustuhan niyo kasi maganda yung istorya nito. Kakaiba siya sa mga dati naming ginawa kaya interesting. Excited akong maka-trabaho siya [Dennis] kasi matagal din kaming hindi nagkasama. Titingnan ko kung paano ang magiging atake namin sa bawat eksena pero I think, comfortable na naman kami sa isa’t isa,” says Jennylyn.

 

Dennis, on the other hand, shares, “Maganda tong show na gagawin namin. Maganda yung kwento niya, magaling yung mga kasama naming artista, at magaling yung director. Atsaka pinaghandaan talaga namin ng husto para buuin tong show naming.”

 

Emman (Dennis) is a devoted and doting husband to Mel and father to their children. He is willing to do anything for his family. Meanwhile, Mel (Jennylyn) is a kind, loving, hardworking and ambitious woman. She is married to Emman but after seeing her former boyfriend again, she suddenly gets confused about her feelings.

 

My Faithful Husband also stars Mikael Daez, Louise delos Reyes, Kevin Santos, Jade Lopez, Gerald Napoles, Aaron Yanga, Rexy Evert, Timmy Cruz, Snooky Serna, Noni Buencamino and Rio Locsin.

 

My Faithful Husband, created by the GMA Drama group, is supervised by the Executive-in-Charge of Production Lilybeth G. Rasonable; VP for Drama Redgie A. Magno; AVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy; Program Manager Helen Rose S. Sese; and Executive Producer Rebya Upalda.

 

Under the helm of Bb. Joyce Bernal, with the help of creative director Roy Iglesias, creative consultant RJ Nuevas, and head writer Suzette Doctolero, My Faithful Husband is set to premiere this August on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

Dennis Trillo

Dennis Trillo

GMAAC - Jonalyn Viray

GMAAC – Jonalyn Viray

Betong

Betong

KPSG EBLAST

KPSG EBLAST

GMA Pinoy TV brings its highly anticipated Kapusong Pinoy Concert series to Singapore with Kapuso artists Dennis Trillo, Jonalyn Viray and Betong Sumaya gearing up to delight Pinoy fans in the country on November 30.

 

On the heels of its highly successful previous installments in Los Angeles last September and Dubai this November, the concert titled Kapusong Pinoy sa Singapore will be held at the Kallang Theater, 1 Stadium Walk in Singapore.

 

The much-awaited concert is headlined by Drama King Dennis Trillo, Fearless Diva Jonalyn Viray and features actor-comedian Betong Sumaya as his beloved character Antonietta from the Philippine’s longest running comedy program Bubble Gang.

 

Dennis, whose “TomDen” album with fellow Kapuso actor and My Husband’s Lover star Tom Rodriguez has garnered a Platinum Record Award, will delight the audience with his vocal prowess and charm.

 

Cementing the international success of his groundbreaking role in the critically-acclaimed series My Husband’s Lover, the Kapuso leading man has also gained recognition in the region with his nomination for the Best Actor category in the upcoming Asian Television Awards. The awarding ceremony will take place this December in Singapore.

 

Following a successful concert titled Fearless: The Repeat, Kapuso singer Jonalyn Viray will take the stage once more in a powerful display of her vocal talents that have earned her the title, Fearless Diva. The crowd can look forward to highly entertaining numbers that will showcase her wide vocal range and exceptional talent.

 

Adding a fun element to the concert is Betong Sumaya as Antonietta. After entertaining a sold-out crowd in the Kapusong Pinoy sa L.A. concert, Betong will surely keep the audience laughing as they witness his comedic character live on stage.

 

Kapusong Pinoy sa Singapore is sponsored by Camella, Pag Ibig Fund, Cebuana Lhuillier, Thunderbird, Debt Aid Consulting, The Generics Pharmacy, Jollibee Padala, Everest Aircondition, and Shakey’s.

 

Gates open at 1:30PM. Admission to the concert is FREE. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis with a no ticket, no entry policy. For ticket reservations, please call +65 92778256 or email:kapusongpinoysg@gmail.com.

 

Kapuso fans abroad may join in the fun and excitement by sharing their photos, tweets and status messages with the hashtag #KapusongPinoySG.

 

For more information on GMA’s international events and channels, 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.

Hiram na Alaala

Hiram na Alaala

Hiram na Alaala

Hiram na Alaala

GMA Network presents HIRAM NA ALAALA, another innovative primetime series that will captivate the hearts of viewers as it showcases how the power of shared memories can cause great love to become real. The show premieresSeptember 23 on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

Hiram na Alaala narrates how one soldier’s trauma becomes instrumental in sustaining and bringing back great love between man and woman.

 

This unique intertwining of lives and love stories fostered by shared memories will prove that GMA is determined to lead in primetime TV while showcasing the versatility of its stars led by Drama King Dennis Trillo as Ivan Legaspi and Kapuso drama sweetheart Kris Bernal as Andrea Dizon, together with multitalented actress Lauren Young as Bethany Sandovaland award-winning actor Rocco Nacino as Joseph Corpuz.

 

The series also stars respected movie and TV actors and actresses, Jackielou Blanco as Regina LegaspiNina Ricci Alagao as Martina SandovalShyr Valdez as Araceli CorpuzDexter Doria as Ola DizonAntonio Aquitania asBenedict CorpuzAllan Paule as Xander Dizon; and Lotlot de Leon as Annabelle Sta. Cruz.

 

Completing the powerhouse cast are Julia Lee as GelaiKenneth Paul as Chris Corpuz, Jenny Rose as Krissy Corpuz,and Rap Fernandez as Bruno.

 

In the series, Ivan (Dennis) and Joseph (Rocco) instantly became friends when they are deployed to war. They endure the ravages of armed conflict with Joseph’s tales of great love for Andrea (Kris), highlighting shared memories of their years together as lovers, much to Ivan’s amusement.

 

However, in an encounter with rebels, both men are captured, imprisoned and tortured. Fate separates them as Joseph is left in captivity while Ivan is rescued by the military.

 

The suffering Ivan experienced triggered him to assume the identity of Joseph, while losing memories, perception and awareness of his own life and past. With this regained freedom and assumed identity, Ivan finds great love in the arms of Andrea as Joseph.

 

Meanwhile, Andrea was devastated when she found out that Joseph was missing. But she will be surprised when Ivan claims that he is Joseph. Andrea eventually falls for Ivan because through him, she feels Joseph is still around. She carries on her great love for Joseph by allowing herself to relive her shared memories with her missing lover.

 

Joseph is eventually saved only to find out that Ivan and Andrea are already in love with each other. He thinks that he is betrayed by his best friend and girlfriend and is now left with the daunting challenge of bringing back Andrea’s great love for him.

 

The same holds true for Bethany (Lauren), Ivan’s girlfriend. Upon Ivan’s return, Bethany is surprised to find out that her boyfriend is claiming that he is Joseph. What makes things worse is the fact that Ivan doesn’t remember her and he thinks he is in love with someone else. Bethany will then become determined to do everything to get Ivan back.

 

Under the helm of the highly acclaimed director of Temptation of Wife and My Husband’s Lover, Dominic ZapataHiram na Alaala begins airing on September 23, Monday to Friday on GMA Pinoy TV.

Bela Padilla

Bela Padilla

Dennis Trillo

Dennis Trillo

Four-time George Foster Peabody awardee GMA News and Public Affairs unveils another groundbreaking, socially relevant drama with the premiere of the first original medical TV series on local television – Sa Puso Ni Dok – beginning September 7.

 

Serving as an eye-opener on the harsh realities of public health in the country, Sa Puso ni Dok is a six-part weekly series produced by the award-winning team of GMA News TV, the same creative group behind highly acclaimed drama series Bayan Ko and Titser.

 

“Sa Puso Ni Dok’s ultimate battlecry is the improvement of public health care in the country. We also want to showcase the heroism of many of our government employed doctors, nurses and health workers who value integrity and service for their fellow Filipinos,” reveals Sa Puso ni Dok creator and Program Manager Sherilyn Bruan.  She adds “Aside from the program’s extensive research, the medical drama series has consulted medical experts to make the series more realistic in presenting various medical-related situations.”

 

Topbilled by multi-awarded actor Dennis Trillo together with award-winning actress Bela Padilla and under the direction of Adolf Alix Jr., Sa Puso Ni Dok tells the story of stern, unorthodox and mysterious head resident Doc Dennis De Vera (Dennis) and fresh grad, idealistic Doc Gabrielle dela Cruz  (Bela) whose lives and loves get intertwined inside the public hospital of Melchora Aquino General Hospital.

 

“I find my character very interesting.  Masungit ako na doktor dito pero unorthodox while Bela’s character is by the book, making us clash in many ways,” shares Dennis about his character, head resident Doc Dennis De Vera.

 

Bela, on the other hand, enthuses that her character, Doc Gabrielle, is lovable. “Gab is very easy to love because she always means well.  She is bubbly, young, and an ambitious doctor.  And even when things get in the way, she always finds solutions especially if her patients are in need.”

 

Both playing the role of a doctor for the first time, Dennis and Bela confess watching a US-based medical drama series as part of their preparation for the drama.  Dennis adds that he also did some research to understand some nuances, medical terms, and hospital procedures.

 

In the series, Doc Dennis’ dedication to his profession remains steadfast as he continues to resist the lure of work abroad to spend his workdays serving the sick in Melchora Aquino General Hospital. He also attends to the poor in a remote barrio in his personal time.

 

Afraid to love again, Doc Dennis discovers fate has another plan for him in the person of Doc Gab, a fresh graduate who joined the hospital to complete her required two-year return service program.

 

Armed with idealism and enthusiasm, Doc Gab gets disheartened when she discovers that the hospital has inadequate facilities, shortage in nurses and doctors, and in short supply of medicines.

 

While Doc Gab lacks experience in facing medical crises, Doc Dennis, meanwhile, has his own ways to face them.  But with their opposite personalities, will Doc Dennis welcome the idea of guiding this newbie doctor?  And with his passion for his work, will he be able to influence Doc Gab to stay and help the local residents in need? Or will Doc Dennis be swayed to leave the remote hospital instead?

 

Find out as the romantic love story of the two doctors unfolds in the face of challenging medical scenarios and tragedies as well as the discovery of administrative corruption.

 

Completing the cast of Sa Puso ni Dok are Anita Linda, Menggie Cobarrubias, Maey Bautista, AJ Dee, Gigi Locsin, Stephanie Sol, Elijah Alejo, Flor Salanga, and Sunshine Teodoro.

 

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

Allan K, Gladys Reyes and Julia Clarete in Ilaw ng Kahapon

Allan K, Gladys Reyes and Julia Clarete in Ilaw ng Kahapon

Marian Rivera in Panalangin

Marian Rivera in Panalangin

Maricel Soriano in Kulungang Kanlungan

Maricel Soriano in Kulungang Kanlungan

Pauleen Luna in Anyo ng Pag-ibig

Pauleen Luna in Anyo ng Pag-ibig

GMA International, through its flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV, commemorates Lent with a series of special drama features and movies that capture the essence of the season.

 

Beginning Holy Monday (April 14), the EB Dabarkads draw inspiration from true to life stories in Eat Bulaga’s Lenten Drama specials starting with Karugtong ng Puso featuring Tito Sotto, Paolo Ballesteros, Susan Roces and Ehra Madrigal, followed by Ilaw ng Kahapon starring Julia Clarete, Dennis Trillo, Gladys Reyes, Allan K, Perla Bautista, Sandy Talag and Rez Cortez.

 

On Holy Tuesday (April 15), Joey De Leon, Michael V., Wally Bayola, Joyce Pring, Assunta de Rossi, and Bea Binene are featured in Hakbang sa Pangarap, while Diamond Star Maricel Soriano is joined by Pia Guanio, Isabelle Daza, Keempee de Leon and BJ Forbes as they display their acting prowess in Kulungang Kanlungan.

 

The heartwarming stories continue on Holy Wednesday (April 16) with Pauleen Luna, Ryan Agoncillo, Ruby Rodriguez, Jimmy Santos, and Valerie Weigmann topbilling Anyo ng Pag-ibig, and Vic Sotto, Anjo Yllana, Jose Manalo, Erika Padilla and Ryzza Mae Dizon delivering heart-wrenching performances in Pangalawang Bukas.

 

From Maundy Thursday (April 17) to Black Saturday (April 19), GMA Pinoy TV will showcase some of the best Filipino film titles on GMA Pinoy Blockbuster.

 

On Maundy Thursday, witness a modern-day Magdalene story with Santa Santita, whose lead characters struggle with their faith in light of their promiscuous occupations.

 

In Mourning Girls, featuring Glydel Mercado, Ricky Davao and Chin-chin Guttierez, the life of Lupita (Mercado) takes an unexpected turn upon the death of her husband (Davao) as three other women show up to his funeral claiming inheritance rights.

 

The third movie offering for Maundy Thursday is a tale of true love that transcends different lifetimes as shown in Eternity, starring Dingdong Dantes, Iza Calzado, Jennylyn Mercado and Mark Herras.

 

Meanwhile, the classic films Mga Mata ni Anghelita, starring the late Julie Vega with an all-star cast, and God’s Little Children, featuring Sunshine Dizon, Strawberry, and Daria Ramirez will be shown on Good Friday (April 18).

 

Then, three close friends, who started as DJs in the 60s, realize their dream of visiting the holy land and retracing the steps of Jesus Christ in Banal na Lakbay Sa Yakap ni Hesukristo. Multi-awarded TV and radio anchor and GMA Network Consultant for Radio Operations Mike Enriquez, TV host and actor Joey de Leon and radio DJ and concert promoter Danee Samonte a.k.a Steve O’ Neal take Kapuso viewers along on their journey to Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana, and Jerusalem as they participate in religious rituals. Alternately, all 3 friends will carry a cross as they retrace Jesus’ journey in the Stations of the Cross. This will be followed by the Siyete Palabras (Seven Last Words).

 

On Black Saturday, distinguished industry veterans will deliver meaningful performances in Ano Ang Kulay ng Mukha ng Diyos, topbilled by veteran actors Gina Alajar, Michael de Mesa and Edu Manzano, and Umiyak Pati Langit starring Helen Gamboa, Janice de Belen and Dante Rivero.

 

And lastly, GMA Pinoy TV presents the GMA Lenten Drama Special Panalangin, starring Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera on Easter Sunday (April 20). The story is centered on Lauren, whose life is derailed by a typhoon that ends the life of her family and her lover. When all hope is lost, she meets a dying girl with a bucket list who makes her realize that life is worth living.

 

Experience a truly enriching Lenten season this Holy Week only on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

To know more about Kapuso artists, events and programs, visit the website www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pages www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTVwww.facebook.com/gmalifetv,www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, and follow the Twitter accounts @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV.

Dennis Trillo renews exclusive contract with GMA!

Dennis Trillo renews exclusive contract with GMA!

Award-winning dramatic actor Dennis Trillo remains a Kapuso after signing another exclusive contract with GMA Network, Inc.

The contract signing was held on February 17 at the Executive Lounge of GMA Network Center and attended by the top officers of the Network.

Present in the contract signing were GMA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, GMA President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., GMA Entertainment TV’s Senior Vice President Lilybeth G. Rasonable, GMA Vice President for Drama Productions Redgie Acuña-Magno, and Dennis’ manager Popoy Caritativo.

Dennis expressed his happiness over the renewal of his contract with GMA 7 which he considers his home for the past 11 years, “Sobrang proud ako na Kapuso pa rin ako. Excited na akong gumawa ng mga bagong shows. Excited na akong magtrabaho ulit. Wala na akong mahihiling pa. Dito sa GMA ako sobrang at home dahil kilala ko na ang mga tao dito mula sa pinakamaliit hanggang sa pinakamalaki. Dito ako sobrang kumportable dahil sila ang nagbigay sa akin ng mga projects na memorable kaya nandito ako ngayon. Kailanman hindi ko makakalimutan yung pagtitiwala na ibinigay nila sa akin. Secured ako sa GMA dahil alam ko na hindi nila ako pababayaan. Hindi ko nga napansin na 11 years na ako dito sa GMA.

Following the launch of his career in GMA in 2003,  Dennis was given a variety of TV projects which showcased his versatility and range as an actor. He has also been a visible presence in the international Filipino community’s celebration of Philippine Independence Day in the United States.  More recently, he received an enthusiastic reception from Kapuso fans abroad for his role in the groundbreaking hit My Husband’s Lover, which became a worldwide phenomenon and culminated in the MHL US concert tour in 2013.

Moreover, the Network’s international lifestyle channel, GMA Life TV, is set to air an english-dubbed version of the riveting series Sinner or Saint in the 2nd quarter of 2014. Featuring Dennis as Raul, an aspiring law student, and Bianca King as Noemi, his childhood friend-turned-lover, the show weaves a tale of love, revenge and deception as a tragic incident that lands Noemi in jail tests their relationship.

Dennis has not only excelled in acting but also in singing following the success of his record album – TomDen – with his MHL co-star Tom Rodriguez. Their album has now reached Gold record  status with over 10,000 units sold in combined digital and CD sales.

GMA Network SVP for Entertainment TV Ms. Lilybeth Rasonable  considers  Dennis  as one the most talented and hardworking actors in GMA and is very happy that Dennis continues to remain loyal to the Kapuso Network, “Sobra kaming nagagalak. More than 10 years na dito si Dennis. Pinili pa rin niyang magstay. It’s a sign that we have a good relationship with him and we’ve nurtured that over the years. Palagi kaming naeenganyo na magbigay sa kanya ng mga projects at mag-isip ng mga roles for him kasi we know he will always deliver. We are excited to give him new projects and offer him something that will still continue his stature as a great dramatic actor.”

GMA Life TV

GMA Life TV

Kusina Master Chef Boy

Kusina Master Chef Boy

SARAP DIVA  Regine

SARAP DIVA Regine

Sinner or Saint Dennis and Bianca

Sinner or Saint Dennis and Bianca

With a rich and vibrant mix of program genres, GMA Life TV continues to celebrate the best in Filipino lifestyle as it unveils its latest lineup for 2014.

Fashion and reality television enthusiasts alike will be delighted as GMA Life TV, in partnership with One Mega Publishing Group, brings the second season of MEGA Young Designers Competition to Filipino homes abroad. The competition heats up as viewers tune in to see which of the country’s talented aspiring fashion designers will make the cut.

GMA Life TV also spices up its culinary offerings with the premiere of the Appetite Wars hosted by Victor Aliwalas and Victor Basa. This cooking competition produced by One Mega Publishing Group features chefs from all walks of life battling in the kitchen to impress their celebrity dinner guests. Furthermore, the channel continues to please its viewers’ palates with the latest episodes of Sarap Diva hosted by Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and the multi-awarded cooking program, Kusina Master hosted by celebrity Chef Pablo “Boy” Logro.

Moreover, the country’s first international lifestyle channel amps up its first quarter with a double serving of drama as it begins airing English-dubbed versions of two well-loved GMA series – Little Star and Sinner or Saint.

Diego, a young singing sensation portrayed by promising child actor Nicky Castro, is the pivotal character in the heartwarming family drama Little Star. This fascinating story focuses on how he touches the lives of the people around him – a famous female singer, her personal assistant, a photographer and an opportunist. It also stars the multi-talented Kapuso artists Mark Anthony Fernandez, Jennylyn Mercado, Paolo Contis and Lovi Poe.

The enthralling series Sinner or Saint is a tale of love, deceit and betrayal featuring award-winning actor Dennis Trillo as Raul, an aspiring law student, and Bianca King as his childhood friend-turned-lover. Things turn awry as a tragic incident drives the two apart, testing their love.

Adding more fun and entertainment to late night viewing is the The Medyo Late Night Show with Jojo A. hosted by Jojo Alejar. The show is a lively mixture of comedy skits with the addition of live guestings and a performance by an up-and-coming band.

Furthermore, GMA Life TV boosts its weekend movie offerings this February with Indie Fest, showcasing some of the finest local independent films. Airing on February 2, Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa, featuring Rocco Nacino and Jean Garcia, combines dance and poetry in a social exploration of feminist and gay issues. Mayohan, a coming of age story set amidst the religious festivities in May starring Lovi Poe, will reach television screens on February 9. In Biyaheng Lupa airing on February 16, Eugene Domingo joins a motley cast of characters on a particularly revealing journey onboard a bus bound for Bicol. And on February 23, I-libings tackles the subject of life and death as it focuses on Isabel, played by Glaiza de Castro, interning as a funeral videographer.

In celebration of International Women’s Month this March, the channel presents five classic films featuring several of Philippine cinema’s premier dramatic actresses – Nora Aunor in Dash A Lotsa Nonsents! on March 2, Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes in Kasal-kasalan… Sakalan on March 9, Vilma Santos in Pakawalan Mo Ako on March 16, Sharon Cuneta, Hilda Koronel and Angel Aquino in Crying Ladies on March 23, and Lorna Tolentino in Gaano Kita Kamahal on March 30.

Completing their first quarter line up, GMA Life TV offers Koreanovela aficionados a chance to watch the tagalog-dubbed series such as Full House and My Rosy Life that were big hits back home.

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

Carla and Tom US tour MHL

Carla and Tom US tour MHL

Dennis and Glaiza PIDC Vallejo

Dennis and Glaiza PIDC Vallejo

GMAI PIDC parade Vallejo

GMAI PIDC parade Vallejo

Kapusong Pinoy sa Dubai Meet and Greet

Kapusong Pinoy sa Dubai Meet and Greet

Kuh and Jonalyn US tour MHL

Kuh and Jonalyn US tour MHL

Rachelle Ann and Christian Kapusong Pinoy sa Dubai

Rachelle Ann and Christian Kapusong Pinoy sa Dubai

GMA International, the business unit that manages the operation and distribution of GMA Network’s international channels, marks another year of success as it continues to strengthen its presence abroad.

 

The year 2013 saw GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International reaching more Filipino households abroad with Palau and Malaysia being the latest addition to over a hundred countries and territories where the channels are available.

In an effort to provide its viewers with better services, the channels were also launched on new carriers in Singapore, Canada, and, most notably, in the Middle East which has the second largest Filipino population next to North America.

 

Consistent with the Network’s purpose of providing superior news and entertainment, GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV presented its subscribers with new original shows such as The Balikbayan Project, the first original series produced by GMA Pinoy TV, which follows the Basco family as they rediscover their roots in the Philippines, and Home Away From Home, a docu-series that features the homes of noteworthy Filipinos from all over the world. Furthermore, GMA News TV International has included regional newscasts in its programming lineup, in order to connect ourkababayans overseas with their home provinces.

 

As a testament to its successful endeavors throughout the year, GMA International has also been recognized by various award-giving bodies for their business practices and original programs. GMA won a record of eight NAMIC Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA), a prestigious global marketing competition, which is the most the Network has received in its history of inclusion in the said competition.

 

GMA Pinoy TV’s longest running program on immigration law, Pusong Pinoy sa Amerika, garnered a bronze Telly Award in the Information Category and won for Best TV Show in the Migration Advocacy and Media Awards. Moreover, the program was cited for its Outstanding Reporting on Civil Liberties Ethnic Communities in the NAM Ethnic Media Awards.

 

Furthermore, Power ng Pinoy, a program that showcases success stories of Filipinos abroad, also accumulated major wins in three prestigious competitions, receiving two gold Hermes Awards, two bronze Tellys, and an Honorable Mention in the Plaridel Awards.

 

Continuously upholding its promise of bringing Filipinos closer to home, the Network’s international operations unit goes beyond developing original and relevant programming for its Filipino subscribers by also initiating on-ground events for the Filipino community abroad.

 

To celebrate its eighth year, GMA International, with My-HD, its new partner in the Middle East, brought Christian Bautista, Rachelle Ann Go, Julie Ann San Jose and Marian Rivera to Dubai for a concert entitled Kapusong Pinoy sa Dubai which attracted scores of supporters from the Middle East.

 

Likewise, Kapuso artists were on hand to join their fellow Pinoys in the different celebrations of Philippine Independence Day outside the country. Apart from these festivities, GMA International also took part in the OPM Festival and Pista sa Nayon event in Canada, which highlighted the best of Filipino Music; Battle of the Barrios, a talent competition for the Fil-Am youth in New York; and the eagerly anticipated My Husband’s Lover US Tour that solidified the show’s status as a groundbreaking success.

 

Owing to recent events, some carriers of GMA International broadcast the channels free of charge, effectively keeping our overseas countrymen updated on the developments since the Yolanda tragedy. GMA International also showed solidarity with the Filipino community abroad in the fundraising initiatives for the victims of the typhoon.

 

“GMA International remains one at heart with Filipinos abroad,” expressed GMA VP and Head of International Operations, Joseph Francia. “We look forward to continuing our efforts of sharing the Kapuso experience to our kababayans in the years to come.”