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Tommy Abuel

Tommy Abuel

Zoren Legaspi

Zoren Legaspi

Tom and Megan

Tom and Megan

Tom and Megan

Tom and Megan

Tom and Megan

Tom and Megan

Tom Rodriguez

Tom Rodriguez

Tom and Megan

Tom and Megan

Tom and Megan

Tom and Megan

Tom Rodriguez

Tom Rodriguez

Ricardo Cepeda

Ricardo Cepeda

Megan Young

Megan Young

Megan Young

Megan Young

Lauren Young

Lauren Young

Nova Villa

Nova Villa

Jaya

Jaya

Jaclyn Jose

Jaclyn Jose

Ina Raymundo

Ina Raymundo

Frank Magalona

Frank Magalona

Dion Ignacio

Dion Ignacio

Carmi Martin

Carmi Martin

Candy Pangilinan

Candy Pangilinan

Alice Dixson

Alice Dixson

One of the highly-anticipated programs this 2015, GMA Network reimagines television history’s most successful telenovela, Marimar, with the sizzling team up of Kapuso prime artists Tom Rodriguez and Megan Young. The primetime series begins August 25 on GMA Pinoy TV.

Giving a fresh take on the role of Sergio Santibañez is Kapuso Prime leading man, Tom. With his devilishly good looks and compelling charisma, there is no doubt that the Kapuso prime leading man will have viewers swooning.

Coming from the wealthy Santibañez family, Sergio is a spoiled trust fund kid who loves extreme sports and adventure. One day, he meets Marimar and decides to use her to get his inheritance from his father. Little did he know that he will soon fall for the girl who he once used for his selfish plan.

Bringing life anew to the iconic character that exemplifies the best traits of the Filipina barrio lass is Kapuso multi-talented actress, Megan. She is definitely a fitting choice for the character as she represents a woman who is brave with her sense of purpose and has conquered the world with her countenance.

Despite being separated from her real parents at a young age, Marimar was raised filled with love by a couple who found her. Modest and carefree as she’s known to be, Marimar makes money out of being a pearl diver. To sell her pearls in the island, she dances her signature moves to get people’s attention. It is through this instance that Marimar will be noticed by Sergio.

Witness another dimension of acting prowess as Marimar brings together a roster of A-list actors and actresses including Ms. Jaclyn Jose as Señora Angelika Santibañez, the outrageously extravagant and flamboyantly dressed second wife of Renato who likes attention and loves being the center of it all; Zoren Legaspi as Gustavo Aldama, the biological father of Marimar who chooses to fight his love for Mia despite his family’s objection; Lauren Young as Antonia, the pretentious socialite daughter of Angelika who will join her mother in depriving Marimar of everything that was rightfully hers; and the returning Kapuso, Ms. Alice Dixson, as Mia Aldama, the biological mother of Marimar who becomes determined in life after having a whirlwind romance with Gustavo.

Marimar also takes pride in bringing to life once again colorful characters to be portrayed by Nova Villa as Lola Cruz, the woman who gives shelter to Marimar and treats her as her own child; Tommy Abuel as Lola Pancho, the husband of Lola Cruz who will teach Marimar how to dive for pearls; Carmi Martin as Esperanza Aldama, the fabulous business-minded cousin of Gustavo; Ina Raymundo as Brenda, a social and sophisticated woman who will try her best to win Gustavo back; Dion Ignacio as Nicandro, the crooked and dishonest staff officer on the Santibañez Island who is envious of Sergio; Ricardo Cepeda as Renato Santibañez, the kind-hearted and responsible father of Sergio; Jaya as Corazon, the trustworthy chambermaid of the Santibañez family; Cris Villanueva as Padresito Porres, the witty and kind-hearted priest on the island who always encourages Marimar to pursue her dreams; Candy Pangilinan as Perfecta, the personal assistant of Angelika and the greatest rival of Corazon in the mansion; Frank Magalona as Franco, the outspoken companion of Sergio; Ashley Cabrera as Cruzita Santibañez, the charming sister of Sergio who will get close to Marimar; plus Boobay who will give voice to the adorable dog, Fulgoso.

From making the hit TV series, The Rich Man’s Daughter, My Husband’s Lover, Darna, Mulawin, My Beloved, and Temptation of Wife, just to name a few, Dominic Zapata is more than ready to offer viewers a refreshing take on this riveting primetime series.

Aiming to inspire every Filipina to become the best version of herself while fulfilling her dreams, witness the journey of Marimar beginning August 25 on GMA Pinoy TV.

Vallesteros Family

Vallesteros Family

Nick and Jeremy Enciso

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.

Joseph T Francia - First VP and Head of International Operations, GMA Network

Joseph T Francia – First VP and Head of International Operations, GMA Network

GMA Pinoy TV

GMA Pinoy TV

GMA Life TV

GMA Life TV

GMA News TV International

GMA News TV International

GMA International, which manages the operations and distribution of GMA Network’s international channels abroad, continues to expand its presence further across the globe.

 

“As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we continue to uphold our commitment to bring quality Kapuso programming to a wider audience,” expresses GMA First Vice President and Head of International Operations Joseph T. Francia.

 

For the first time since the launch of first two flagship international channels GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV, GMA News TV International is now within reach of Filipinos in the United States.

 

Since July 1, subscribers of Charter Spectrum TV all over the United States have been able to watch and enjoy their favorite Kapuso entertainment and news programs through GMA’s three international channels.

 

Charter Spectrum TV is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth largest cable operator in the US, which provides a full range of advanced broadband services all throughout the country.

 

While GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV have been available in the US since 2005 and 2007, respectively, this year marks the first time that GMA News TV International will be available for all Kapuso fans in the United States.

 

According to Allan Singer, Charter Communications Senior Vice President for Programming, “Spectrum TV offers a wide array of diverse, quality content that touches many cultures, and we are pleased to bring GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International to our customers in these communities, and more will follow.”

 

GMA’s international channels offer a diverse menu of Kapuso programs which Filipinos abroad will surely enjoy. Regular Kapuso shows in the Philippines can be watched from GMA Pinoy TV, and lifestyle programs can be followed through GMA Life TV. Meanwhile, GMA News TV International serves up the latest news straight from the Philippines and delivered to the viewers without much delay.

 

Aside from the US launch, GMA’s flagship international channels have already been widely available in other parts of the world.

 

PCCW recently carried GMA News TV International and brought it to Filipino viewers in Hong Kong beginning June 2, 2015.

 

GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International will also soon be available on LycaTV to cater to Kapuso fans in Europe.

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.

Benjamin Alves

Benjamin Alves

Benjamin Alves

Benjamin Alves

Benjamin Alves

Benjamin Alves

Kapuso star Benjamin Alves says bagging a role in the upcoming primetime series Beautiful Strangers as Lawrence Castillo, the son of the characters portrayed by well-lauded actors Christopher de Leon and Dina Bonnevie, is a dream come true.

 

In an interview with Benjamin during his contract signing with GMA Network, he reveals that this is something he wished would happen. “I’ve seen these guys act and I look up to these guys since I was young. It’s cliché but when you’re a kid you want to work with them and then you are [working with them].”

 

Still, Benjamin admits feeling overwhelmed whenever he films scenes with Christopher and Dina. “When I’m working with Tito Boyet and Miss D, the hardest part is to just stay relaxed. You know you just do diligence naman, memorizing the lines and everything, but it’s just to not be in awe, because you’re working with these people,” he says.

 

Benjamin also shares what Christopher once told him in the set. “He pointed it out to me that he’s already worked with my uncle (Piolo Pascual), as a son. Sabi niya, ‘I’m working with you now, I hope I see something different.’ That’s where the challenge is, I think, to make sure that he sees something different; and also because I want to make sure everybody sees something different from me here, as far as acting.”

 

In Beautiful Strangers, Benjamin’s character, Lawrence is a son who constantly fights with his dad simply because he doesn’t like him. “There are reasons naman, and I’m very much like my dad in the sense na pareho kaming babaero. He’s not bad naman but he’s not clean. He’s more on the dirtier side or the rougher side.”

 

Under the direction of Albert Langitan, Beautiful Strangers which also stars Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, and Rocco Nacino, will soon air on GMA Pinoy TV.

Dina Bonnevie

Dina Bonnevie

Seasoned actress Dina Bonnevie finds her role in GMA Network’s upcoming primetime series Beautiful Strangers a challenging one.

 

Dina, who is back as a Kapuso, plays the role of Alejandra Castillo, wife of Ronaldo (Christopher de Leon) and a doting mother to Lawrence (Benjamin Alves). Alejandra is a strong woman in the outside, but weak in the inside.

 

“I don’t want to do the typical kontrabida na pasigaw-sigaw na nagtataray. I’m trying a different attack now. No loud voices. Parang meek as a lamb. Parang for me, I always make what I do my truth. Every scene I do, iyon ang truth in Alejandra. If you make every scene your own truth which is not the truth the audience knows, then you are not the typical kontrabida, we are gonna make it a little different. Alejandra is just fighting what is hers,” explained Dina in an interview.

 

Aside from being reunited with Heart Evangelista, Dina also revealed that she really wanted to work with Lovi Poe that’s why she accepted this project.

 

“I really wanted to work with Lovi because I haven’t worked with her. I like her. Nagagandahan ako sa kanya. She is dusky, olive skin, na really beautiful, doe eyes. Ang ganda ganda ng mata niya.  And I really wanted to reunite with Heart.”

 

She is very excited for this show which she hopes will pique the interest of viewers since “there are a lot of scenes that imitate life. Very real yung mga eksena. The scenes are so real.”

Soho, now a five-time recipient of the Most Trusted News Presenter Award, receives her latest award from Sheron White, Reader’s Digest Group Advertising Director for Asia Pacific

Soho, now a five-time recipient of the Most Trusted News Presenter Award, receives her latest award from Sheron White, Reader’s Digest Group Advertising Director for Asia Pacific

GMA Network Assistant Vice President for Corporate Affairs Teresa L. Pacis received the Gold award for GMA Network from Sheron White, Reader’s Digest Group Advertising Director for Asia Pacific

GMA Network Assistant Vice President for Corporate Affairs Teresa L. Pacis received the Gold award for GMA Network from Sheron White, Reader’s Digest Group Advertising Director for Asia Pacific

GMA Network was once again bestowed the Gold Award in the TV Network category at the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Awards, adding to its long history of winning in the annual consumer survey spearheaded by Reader’s Digest. The awarding ceremony was held on June 30 in Ortigas.

 

GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon thanked the people who voted for GMA. “We thank Reader’s Digest and its readers for their continued trust throughout the years. Indeed, our commitment to deliver unbiased news and quality entertainment will continue to grow stronger,” Gozon said.

 

Aside from the gold seal of GMA Network, GMA News pillar and Peabody awardee Jessica Soho reached another milestone in her career as she was named Most Trusted News Presenter for the fifth consecutive year.

 

“Trust can easily be lost so we broadcasters and journalists should not take ourselves too seriously. It is always about the story and never about ourselves,” said the multi-awarded broadcast journalist in her speech during the awarding ceremony.

 

According to Ma Teresa L. Pacis, GMA Network’s Assistant Vice President for Corporate Affairs, “We really put the welfare of our televiewers on top of our list of priorities. In fact, one of our Core Values states that the viewer is our boss.” Pacis received the Network’s Gold Award as the Most Trusted Television Network.

 

Other Kapuso personalities were also recognized by Reader’s Digest. Vic Sotto, one of the main hosts of the Philippines’ longest-running noon time variety show Eat Bulaga and lead star of the weekly sitcom Vampire Ang Daddy Ko, was named Most Trusted Entertainment Presenter, while Filipino World Boxing Champion and certified Kapuso Manny Pacquiao was Most Trusted Sports Personality.

 

In order to identify the winners of the Trusted Brand Awards, Reader’s Digest conducts a survey among approximately 5,000 consumers all over Asia.  The Trusted Brands Awards is now on its 17th year.

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.

Moy Ortiz of The Company

Moy Ortiz of The Company

OJ Mariano of The Company

OJ Mariano of The Company

Online Host Julian Trono

Online Host Julian Trono

Prince Paltu-ob of D'Crew

Prince Paltu-ob of D’Crew

Ryan Cayabyab

Ryan Cayabyab

Sweet Plantado of The Company

Sweet Plantado of The Company

Tony V of Sound Squad

Tony V of Sound Squad

GMA Network launches the Philippines’ first-ever multi-platform boy band competition – To The Top.

 

Produced by GMA Public Affairs, To The Top is a twice-a-week reality-based, talent development program featuring 18 young and gifted male vocals who are all vying to be part of the Kapuso Network’s newest boy band.

 

Unlike other reality programs which held open auditions, To The Top scoured the country and invited the best male vocals from different schools and organizations to join the auditions.

 

The show documents the journey of these young men from being solo artists or being members of their respective singing groups to ultimately becoming part of the country’s newest boy band.

 

All these experiences were seen by the public when GMA made the competition initially available online via www.gmanetwork.com/tothetop. Serving as host of the program’s webisodes is Kapuso homegrown artist Julian Trono, who recently underwent intensive training under the Kpop system.

 

After a series of rigorous auditions, the program announced its 25 finalists, which were later trimmed down to 14. Adding a twist to the competition, netizens were then asked to vote for their favorites who were earlier eliminated in the series to become the competition’s wildcards.  Thus, a total of 18 finalists will now work their way to the top.

 

The 18 TO THE TOP artists are AJ Ajrouche, Lance Busa, Ken Carpena, Mico Cruz, Cholo dela Cruz, Martin de Vera, Luis Gragera, Joshua Jacobe, MJ Magno, Miko Manguba, Seph Manlapaz, Bryan Olano, JP Palanca, Adrian Pascual, Louie Pedroso, Lharby Policarpio, Edric Ulang and Chris Yumang.

 

Throughout the season, the artists – who will be divided into three groups – will be housed together and will undergo more intensive vocal and dance trainings for their upcoming performances and evaluations.

 

Helping the program achieve this are some of the country’s top music icons led by no less than Maestro Ryan Cayabyab serving as the competition’s main judge.

 

Joining The Maestro in this project are vocal coaches Moy Ortiz, Sweet Plantado and OJ Mariano of the Philippines’ premier vocal ensemble The Company; dance coaches and 2-time World Hip Hop Champions Philippine All-stars alumni Madelle and Prince Paltu-ob, as well as international breakdancing champion Jesse “Reflex” Gotangco; and the Sound Squad of musical arrangers and sound engineers led by Jonathan Ong and his team from Sonic State Audio — Chino David, Chrisanthony Vinzons and Brian Lotho.

 

Also lending his expertise in the early part of the competition is celebrity ace photographer Mark Nicdao.

 

Who among them will make it to the top? Find out as the showdown begins July 20 in ASPAC and July 19 in the US, Canada and the Middle East.

 

For the latest updates, follow TO THE TOP on Facebook www.facebook.com/GMAToTheTop, Twitter twitter.com/GMAToTheTop, and on Instagram instagram.com/GMAToTheTop.

Barbie and Thea

Barbie and Thea

Michael V

Michael V

Gabbi and Ruru

Gabbi and Ruru

Dingdong Dantes

Dingdong Dantes

Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho

Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho

24 Oras

24 Oras

GMA Network kept its winning streak in the viewer-rich areas of Urban Luzon and Mega Manila in June, according to data from the industry’s widely trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

 

Urban Luzon and Mega Manila, represent 77 and 59 percent, respectively, of all urban TV households in the country.

 

During the covered period (with the dates of June 21 to 30 based on overnight data), GMA continued to dominate the ratings in Urban Luzon as it registered a 35.3 percent total day household audience share, beating ABS-CBN’s 33.5 percent by 1.8 points and TV5’s 8.1 percent by 27.2 points.

 

The trend continued in Mega Manila, where in GMA registered 37.1 percent, ahead of ABS-CBN’s 29.8 percent by 7.3 points and of TV5’s 8.7 percent by 28.4 points. GMA was ahead of competition across all dayparts in Mega Manila.

 

In NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement) ratings, GMA maintained its lead in the afternoon block with 35.6 percent versus ABS-CBN’s 34.1 percent and TV5’s 7.8 percent.

 

Compared to its closest rival, more programs from GMA occupied the list of top programs in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila (without specials) with Magpakailanman leading the roster of Kapuso shows in both areas. The weekly drama anthology hosted by Mel Tiangco was also highest-rating Kapuso program in NUTAM in June.

 

Aside from Magpakailanman, other GMA programs that registered high ratings for the month were Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, Pepito Manaloto, Kapuso Movie Festival, Pari ‘Koy, The Half Sisters, Celebrity Bluff, 24 Oras, Ismol Family, Eat Bulaga, and Let the Love Begin. 

 

GMA likewise continued to add to its string of awards as it bagged top honors from various local and international award-giving bodies such as the 2015 US International Film and Video Festival, AIBD World TV Awards, PANAta Marketing Effectiveness Awards, Asia-Pacific Tambuli Awards, 38th Gawad Urian, PEP List Year 2, and most recently the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Awards.