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This May, GMA Network presents the groundbreaking drama series, The Rich Man’s Daughter.


The show premieres on May 12 on GMA Pinoy TV. And in an effort to reach a wider audience, GMA’s flagship international channel will air the series with English subtitles.


This is a story about how a rich man, Oscar (Al Tantay), finds out that his daughter, Jade (Rhian Ramos), is a lesbian, how it propels him to offer five million pesos to the man who will marry her, and how it hurls the whole family into a series of discoveries.


And as Jade discovers something about herself, will she still be able to experience unconditional love from her family and friends? Will she be able to hold on to her personal truths and fight for her love even if it will destroy her family?


The drama project showcases Rhian Ramos’ versatility as an actress, as she breathes life to the character of Jade Tanchingco, her most challenging role to date.


The youngest and only daughter, Jade is the family’s jewel. And when she meets Althea, everyone’s perspective of her life and persona changes.


Making the drama series even more stellar are versatile actors and actresses.


Glaiza de Castro is Althea Guevarra, a smart, independent and driven woman, who is sexy, classy and a proud lesbian: a femme.


Luis Alandy is David Limjoco, Jade’s long-time boyfriend. He is educated, proud of his humble beginnings, and is very responsible. He longed to marry Jade one day and is challenged when Jade falls for someone else.


Katrina Halili is Wila Mateo, a femme lesbian and Althea’s ex-girlfriend. She vows to hate the person who Althea falls for.


Mike Tan is Paul Tanchingco, Jade’s older brother. He is a quiet and private person. He is also protective of Jade. Paul is a discreet gay.


Chynna Ortaleza is Batchi Luna, also a proud lesbian – a butch. She acts and dresses up like a man.


Sheena Halili as Sally Lim-Apolinario, Jade’s kikay and dependable bestfriend.


And Ms. Gloria Romero as Ama/Cecilia Tanchingco, the heart of the family. She spoils all her grand children especially Jade. She doesn’t really meddle when it comes to their businesses.  After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, her life and her family’s lives become more intertwined.


Making the story more interesting are characters portrayed by multi-talented actors and actresses: Pauleen Luna as Pearl Sy-Tanchingco, Jade’s sister-in-law, married to Jade’s brother Gabriel. She is secretly jealous of her in-laws’ attention for Jade.  Paolo Contis as Anton Maceda, a guy who comes from an old rich family. He will become Jade’s fake suitor/boyfriend since he is just after the riches of the Tanchingcos; TJ Trinidad as Gabriel Tanchingco, the eldest son of Oscar and Amanda, the brother of Paul and Jade. He is being groomed and trained to lead their businesses. Gabriel will do anything for the family; Charee Pineda as Angeline San Jose, Gabriel’s real love. Gabriel left her for Pearl but she remains in love with him; Stephanie Sol as Abby Luna, Batchi’s femme live-in partner.


Completing the star-studded cast are respected TV and movie actors and actresses: Al Tantay as Oscar Tanchingco, the father of Gabriel, Paul and Jade.  He is the CEO and president of their family businesses. He treats Jade like a princess; Glydel Mercado as Amanda Tanchingco, the wife of Oscar. Oscar’s family didn’t approve of their relationship but when she gave birth to Jade, she is finally accepted and is treated as part of the family and she will do anything to keep it that way; Tony Mabesa as Angkong/John Tanchingco, the patriarch of the family. His favorite grand child is Jade and he will do everything for her.


The Rich Man’s Daughter is under the helm of the highly acclaimed director of Temptation of Wife and My Husband’s Lover, Dominic Zapata.


Don’t miss the much-awaited premiere of The Rich Man’s Daughter beginning May 12, Monday to Friday on GMA Pinoy TV.


Let the Love Begin - Ruru Madrid and Gabbi Garcia

Let the Love Begin – Ruru Madrid and Gabbi Garcia

Let the Love Begin - Ruru Madrid and Gabbi Garcia

Let the Love Begin – Ruru Madrid and Gabbi Garcia

Pari Koy - Dingdong Dantes with David Remo (back turned)

Pari Koy – Dingdong Dantes with David Remo (back turned)

Pari Koy clip

Pari Koy clip

The Rich Mans Daughter - Mike Tan, Sheena Halili, Glaiza de Castro, Marian Rivera and Luis Alandy

The Rich Mans Daughter – Mike Tan, Sheena Halili, Glaiza de Castro, Marian Rivera and Luis Alandy

The Rich Mans Daughter - Mike Tan, Sheena Halili, Glaiza de Castro, Marian Rivera and Luis Alandy

The Rich Mans Daughter – Mike Tan, Sheena Halili, Glaiza de Castro, Marian Rivera and Luis Alandy

GMA Network kicks off the summer season as it presents an exciting line-up of new programs – among which are the faith serye Pari ‘Koy, the romantic drama Let The Love Begin and the intriguing soap opera The Rich Man’s Daughter.


First on the list is the family-friendly series Pari ‘Koy starring Primetime King Dingdong Dantes in his first-time portrayal of an unconventional priest known for his non-traditional ways of bringing the people closer to God. Dingdong as Father Kokoy made his international debut this March on GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Network’s flagship international channel. Also in the cast are Sunshine Dizon, Gabby Eigenmann, Chanda Romero, Jillian Ward, Luz Valdez, Dexter Doria, Rap Fernandez, JC Tiuseco, Carlo Gonzales, Jeric Gonzales, Hiro Peralta, Jojit Lorenzo, Lindsay de Vera, among others.  Also, GMA Network’s newest child prodigy David Remo stars as Pinggoy, the high-spirited “village’s son” of Barangay Pinagpala who will put Fr. Kokoy to the ultimate test of faith.


The Kapuso Network’s fast-rising love team Ruru Madrid and Gabbi Garcia topbill the romantic drama Let the Love Begin. The program is all set to make audiences laugh, cry and fall in love as it presents the beautiful story of two individuals who will share a special friendship that withstands the test of time.


Last but certainly not least, the premiere of the compelling drama series The Rich Man’s Daughter with Primetime Queen Marian Rivera in the title role. Marian takes on the challenging character of Jade Tanchingco, an heiress from a very wealthy family. In the story, Jade’s father is looking for a suitor for her and is willing to pay millions to any man who can make her fall in love with him. She will be joined by Glaiza de Castro, Katrina Halili and Luis Alandy. The series also stars Paolo Contis, Mike Tan, Pauleen Luna, TJ Trinidad, Sheena Halili, Charee Pineda together with Al Tantay, Glydel Mercado, Tony Mabesa and Ms. Gloria Romero.


Without a doubt, primetime viewing will never be the same as GMA-7 continues to chart new grounds this year. Catch a preview of GMA’s newest offerings in the summer launches plug currently airing on GMA Pinoy TV.


To see your favourite Kapuso shows on GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International, check the airing schedules in your territory through the website

Ang Lihim Ni Annasandra Cast Mikael Daez, Andrea Torres, Pancho Magno, and  Cris Villonco

Ang Lihim Ni Annasandra Cast Mikael Daez, Andrea Torres, Pancho Magno, and Cris Villonco

Ang Lihim ni Annasandra

Ang Lihim ni Annasandra

This October 7, GMA Network presents a new drama that combines romance and fantasy with Ang Lihim ni Annasandra premiering on the Network’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.


It describes every woman’s journey in finding true love, while allowing her secrets to remain a mystery, because like her secret, every woman is a mystery.


The original drama series is topbilled by Kapuso leading lady Andrea Torres as the alluring but street-smart market vendor Annasandra, a loving daughter whose only wish is to provide the needs of her parents.


Playing opposite her is sought-after actor-host Mikael Daez as William Benitez, a rich and handsome man who works as a marketing department head for their family business (a surgicenter). William eventually falls for Annasandra without knowing her secret. This is the third team-up of Andrea Torres and Mikael Daez, following Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga and With A Smile.


Fast-rising actor Pancho Magno is Enrico, the hunky porter who is secretly in love with Annasandra.


Rochelle Pangilinan plays Esmeralda, the mysterious mountain-dweller who cursed Annasandra to become an awok. Esmeralda herself is an awok. When Annasandra’s father Carlos shot and killed Elena, her daughter; Esmeralda cursed the human Annasandra to be an awok.


Keeping the real identity of Annasandra a secret to protect her from being hurt and hurting other people, Glydel Mercado plays Belinda Vergara, the simple and loving mother of Annasandra. Emilio Garcia is Carlos Vergara,the loving father of Annasandra who inadvertently brought the curse upon his daughter.


Ma. Isabel Lopez is Rosario, an “awok” and the mother of EsmeraldaArthur Solinap is Kenneth, the doctor best friend of WilliamJoyce Burton is Hazel Benitez, the ex-beauty queen socialite mother of William; and Cris Villonco as Lorraine Armada, the beautiful surgicenter model who will do anything just to win William.


Completing the cast are Gab de Leon as Jimmy, the confidant of Enrico; and Erika Padilla as Becca, the bubbly and cheerful best friend of Annasandra.


In Ang Lihim Ni Annasandra, twist of events led Annasandra to be cursed.  From her human form, she transforms into an “awok” when dusk sets in. Her parents keep her real identity a secret to protect Annasandra from being misjudged, from being harmed and from harming other people.


Will Annasandra’s life ever be normal? Will she ever find true love and happiness despite her secret?


Much like how your own secret defines who you are, find out how one woman’s secret can lead her to everlasting love in Ang Lihim ni Annasandra, beginning October 7 on GMA Pinoy TV.


For more information on your favourite Kapuso programs, visit the website,

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.


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