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Vallesteros Family

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Nick and Jeremy Enciso

Neneth Abello

Neneth Abello

Lontoc Family

Lontoc Family

Gorospe Family

Gorospe Family

Edith Andres

Edith AndresGMA Pinoy TV,

Anaheim, California, says she has been a GMA Pinoy TV subscriber for 10 years already. “I have three kids, they were born in the Philippines but raised here, and GMA particularly helped me connect them to our culture,” she shares. “When I’m at home, I’m in the Philippines, thanks to GMA,” she adds.

 

GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Network’s flagship international channel, serves comprehensive and up-to-date news and public affairs programs and pure quality entertainment shows. The second international channel of GMA, GMA Life TV, reflects the vibrance of life to cater to the ever-changing preferences of Filipino audiences abroad. GMA News TV International provides the latest news straight from the Philippines and delivered to the viewers without delay.

 

Meanwhile, the Vallesteros family, from Vancouver, Canada, relays their love for GMA and its programs, and admits that even though they have watched an episode of their favorite program, they patiently wait for the replay to be able to watch it again.  Lola Ester and Lolo Simeon particularly love watching GMA News TV International. “Nagpapasalamat ako sa GMA dahil updated kami sa mga balita, alam naming kung anu-ano ang nangyayari sa ating bayan,” shares Lolo Simeon.

 

Abello, Gorospe and Lontoc families also shared their favorite Kapuso programs and artists, and admitted that they feel the heart in every show. “Nakakatanggal ng pagod paguwi galing ng trabaho, nakakamiss ang Pilipinas,” said the Gorospe family. “Hangga’t mayroong show yung Kapuso, hangga’t nandyaan ang GMA, solid kami.”

 

Father and son Nick and Jeremy Enciso from Anaheim, California spend quality time together watching the latest news about the Philippines on GMA. Nick said GMA made it easier for him to instill Filipino tradition and culture within Jeremy while he was growing up. “Congratulations on your 10th year, when I have kids I will definitely have them watch GMA as well,” admits Jeremy.

 

“It’s been a great 10 years of providing quality news and entertainment to our Kapuso subscribers abroad and we are grateful for their never ending support for GMA,” expresses GMA First Vice President and Head of International Operations Joseph T. Francia. “They can rest assured that GMA International will remain committed as we continue to nurture our relationship with Kapuso supporters abroad,” he adds.

 

Watch these #Sampuso stories and more on the newly launched GMA International playlist http://bit.do/GMAPinoyTV on GMA Network’s YouTube Channelhttp://bit.do/GMANetwork.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

GMA Life TV

GMA Life TV

Camille Prats engagement ring

Camille Prats engagement ring

Camille Prats and son Nathan

Camille Prats and son Nathan

VJ Yambao and Camille Prats

VJ Yambao and Camille Prats

VJ Yambao proposes to Camille Prats

VJ Yambao proposes to Camille Prats

Kapuso actress and host Camille Prats got the surprise of a lifetime as her non-showbiz boyfriend VJ Yambao proposed to her in front of family and friends last Saturday, July 18.

 

Posting a photo of himself kneeling in front of Camille on Instagram, VJ wrote, “Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale. Never did I imagine that the day will come that I will kneel down on one knee and ask you to be my wife. I have always dreamed of giving you something you will never forget. With God’s grace and His perfect timing, this is where we are today. I thank God for all the things that are happening to us right now. To my fiancee, you deserve nothing but goodness and happiness, I love you so much! Thank you to our family and friends who witnessed one of our milestones, thank you for all your love and support.”

 

 Camille happily reposted the photo of their special moment, saying, “A thousand times over, yes, yes, and YES!”

 She also shared a photo of her with Nathan, her son from her first marriage to Anthony Linsangan, who succumbed to nasopharyngeal cancer in 2011. “Today, this little boy and I got engaged,” she wrote. “I thank God for giving you to us mahal. Thaaaaank you my love for such a sweet surprise. Di ko to kinaya infairness. I love you my future husband.”

The actress, whom Filipino viewers have watched blossom from a promising child star to one of her generation’s most talented personalities, is currently a host on the GMA lifestyle talk show Mars with Suzi Entrata-Abrera on GMA Life TV.

 In an exclusive interview with GMA News, Camille and VJ revealed that their wedding has been set for 2017.

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.

IYA VILLANIA

IYA VILLANIA

“No. As of now, ‘yun pa rin naman ‘yung plano namin ni Drew na next year pa (magkaka-baby),” said Kapuso star Iya Villania during a recent press interview.

 

At saka, I mean, hindi naman talaga halata ‘yung belly ng mom kapag four to five months ‘di ba? Feeling ko I’ll be able to get away with it for a while paKapag hindi na akosuma-side view, alam naPero next year pa naman. That’s the plan,” she added.

 

These are busy days for Iya. She will now have to juggle her time between taping for GMA News TV’s Taste Buddies, doing production numbers on weekend variety show Sunday All Stars, and hosting 24 Oras’ showbiz segment Chika Minute.

 

Gusto kong isipin na parang guest pa lang ako kasi ayaw ko ‘yung kabaayaw ko ‘yung pressure,” shared Iya, who officially replaced Pia Guanio as Chika Minute host last June 15.

 

Iya said she feels glad that GMA News chose her and embraced her quirkiness. “Gusto kong umiyakNakakakilignakakatuwa. I mean, it really is a pleasant surprise. I wouldn’t say na I was deserving, for me, it’s really God’s will. If it’s not for you, then it’s not for you. If it’s for you, mapupunta ‘yan sa iyo. So kung hindi napunta sa akin, I would have been okay rin naman,” she shared.

 

Though it’s admittedly a challenge for Iya to speak fluently in Filipino, she promised she would give it her best shot to properly deliver the news. “They (viewers) will get to see me try my best sa wikang Filipino. Yes, sa Filipino talaga. But I never give up and I always put everything that I can into whatever it is that I do, so I will definitely do my best na i-deliver ng tama ‘yung news,” she explained.

 

Being the bubbly person that she is, Iya considers toning down her energy as the biggest challenge of all. “Depende sa level na required sa akin. Of course, it would also depend din sa news. Kasi kung medyo sad ‘yung news, hindi naman pwede. So maga-adjust naman ako. I will be appropriate,” she said.

 

Catch Iya Villania on 24 Oras, together with veteran broadcasters Mel Tiangco, Mike Enriquez, and Vicky Morales, airing weeknights on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

GMA Pinoy TV, the flagship international channel of GMA Network, continues to present exciting changes to make their audiences’ television experience more relevant and viewer-friendly.

 

Newly-launched primetime programs Let the Love Begin and The Rich Man’s Daughter will now be accompanied by English subtitles, adding to the list of long-running Kapuso programs with subtitles.

 

“This content enhancement, which we started in January 2014, is very much in line with GMA’s mission of bringing global Filipinos closer to home. Particularly, this services viewers of every nationality who wish to understand and appreciate GMA programs but are not familiar with the Filipino language,” says GMA Vice President and Head of International Operations, Joseph T. Francia.

 

Among the entertainment programs that are also inserted with subtitles include the country’s pioneering reality sitcom Pepito Manaloto and the top-rating weekly drama anthology Magpakailanman.

 

The most awarded documentary program on Philippine TV, I-Witness, and the country’s longest-running wish-granting program, Wish Ko Lang, are likewise presented with English subtitles since last year.

 

GMA International Assistant Vice President and Head of Programming, Cheri C. Domingo, meanwhile, notes on the enthusiastic response by GMA Pinoy TV viewers. “We were encouraged to include drama series when our weekend English sub-titled blocks started getting positive feedback. Our viewers can definitely expect more sub-titled programs to be added this year,” she says.

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Viewers also took to social media to express their appreciation of this programming initiative. “It’s about time. You’ve got foreigners who like your programs,” comments Jetski Domalaon on Facebook. Twitter user @DaneToGo also shares the same sentiment, posting “@gmapinoytv now also putting English subs on a daily soap… Good move!”

 

For the complete programming schedule and updates on GMA Network’s artists, programs, international channels and events, visit the websitewww.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pages www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV, www.facebook.com/gmalifetv, and www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, Twitter pages @gmapinoytv, @gma_lifetv, and @gmanewstvintl and Instagram account @gmapinoytv.

Vicky Morales

Vicky Morales

Michael V

Michael V

The Rich Mans Daughter

The Rich Mans Daughter

iWitness

iWitness

Magpakailanman - Mel Tiangco

Magpakailanman – Mel Tiangco

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Let the Love Begin

Let the Love Begin

Gabbi Garcia and Ruru Madrid of Let the Love Begin

Gabbi Garcia and Ruru Madrid of Let the Love Begin

GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon received the prestigious Global Leadership Award for Excellence in Media Sector on March 5 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Joining him in the photo are (from left) Chris Wong - CEO of the Leaders International; Arthur Carmazzi - Global Top 10 Most Influential Leadership Guru, Secretary General of ALDA; Tengku Suleiman Shah Alhaj Ibni - The Royal Chief Major of Selangor; and HE Abdulrahim Hassan Naqi - Secretary General of the Federation of GCC chambers (FGCCC).

GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon received the prestigious Global Leadership Award for Excellence in Media Sector on March 5 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Joining him in the photo are (from left) Chris Wong – CEO of the Leaders International; Arthur Carmazzi – Global Top 10 Most Influential Leadership Guru, Secretary General of ALDA; Tengku Suleiman Shah Alhaj Ibni – The Royal Chief Major of Selangor; and HE Abdulrahim Hassan Naqi – Secretary General of the Federation of GCC chambers (FGCCC).

GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon bagged the prestigious Global Leadership Award for Excellence in Media Sector, reaching another milestone in his distinguished career as a broadcast executive. The awards’ ceremonies were held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 5.

 

Gozon made history by being the first Filipino recipient of this international award, which recognized his excellent management of the Kapuso Network and the Company’s contributions to the local broadcast industry.

 

“This award is significant to me not only because I did not apply for it, but more importantly, I am told that I am the first Filipino to be given this award,” Gozon said.

 

Considered as the man who turned GMA Network around to become the leading local broadcast company today, Gozon believes that the Network is headed towards a greater future.

 

“My vision for GMA Network is for its programs to enrich the lives of all Filipinos everywhere in the world and for the Network to become the number one TV station in Asia,” he said.

 

The Global Leadership Awards cited Gozon for his “keen involvement in spearheading the corporate business and community development, and for the continued effort and contributions done towards steering [GMA] to greater heights.”

 

Moreover, Gozon was honored for “the leadership values that he had consistently imparted to move forward and transform according to times and needs.”

 

Described as the “[ASEAN] Region’s most impactful event,” the Global Leadership Awards is organized by The Leaders International together with the American Leadership Development Association (ALDA). It aims “to convene and showcase the highest levels of Global Leaders representing the diplomatic, business, government, philanthropic, media, celebrity, and social sectors.”