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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.

Tom & Megan in Marimar

Tom & Megan in Marimar

Another delightful pairing is set to sizzle on screen as Kapuso prime artists Megan Young and Tom Rodriguez team up in one of GMA Network’s highly anticipated programs this 2015—Marimar.

 

In an interview, Megan reveals her excitement on portraying an iconic and well-loved character and how much she can relate in the story of a Filipina barrio lass. “This is definitely a great project to do. Dito sa Marimar talagang maipapakita ang character nating mga Filipina na handang humarap sa kahit anong pagsubok.” [This is definitely a great project to do. Marimar reflects that distinct Filipina characteristic of being able to face any challenge.]

 

Marimar is like any other Pinay who strives for the best. She’s a hard worker, gagawin niya ang lahat para makuha ang mga pangarap niya. Ganoon din ako, kahit sinabi ng iba dati na baka matalo ako sa pageant…I put that aside kasi ito ang gusto ko. Manalo, matalo at least nagawa ko. Si Marimar ganoon din na kahit mag-fail siya, in the end she’ll make sure na ‘yung failure na ‘yun ay magiging encouragement sa kanya to strive for the better,” added the multi-talented actress. [Marimar is like any other Filipina who strives for the best. She’s a hard worker, she will do anything to reach her dreams. I am the same way – even if people told me that I might lose the pageant (Miss World 2013)… I put that aside because that was what I wanted. Win or lose, at least I did it. Marimar is the same in that even if she fails, she makes sure that the failure turns into encouragement for her to strive for the better]

 

Equally excited is Megan’s leading man, Tom, who is very vocal about his preparations for the series. “I knew right away when I first heard about it that it was going to be a big project kaya wala talaga akong pinapalampas na oras for training. Right now, I started boxing and doing circuit training.” [I knew right away when I first heard about it that it was going to be a big project, which is why I didn’t waste any time and started training. Right now, I started boxing and doing circuit training.]

 

Despite being nervous, Tom is very much excited to take on the challenge of portraying the role of Sergio. “Nakaka-pressure pero at the same time I’m very excited because I know I’m going to learn a lot on this project. Plus, Megan and I have a great working relationship kaya mas nakakabawas ng kaba. It would be a great and fun challenge to breathe new life to the character.” [It’s a lot of pressure but at the same time, I’m very excited because I know I’m going to learn a lot on this project. Plus, Megan and I have a great working relationship so that lessens my nervousness. It would be a great and fun challenge to breathe new life to the character.]

 

Marimar is definitely the primetime series to watch out for as it takes pride in bringing together some of the entertainment industry’s respected actors and actresses including Ms. Jaclyn Jose, Zoren Legaspi, Lauren Young, and Ms. Alice Dixson in her comeback project as a Kapuso.

 

Joining the stellar cast are Nova Villa, Tommy Abuel, Carmi Martin, Ina Raymundo, Ricardo Cepeda, Jaya, Cris Villanueva, Dion Ignacio, Frank Magalona, Ashley Cabrera plus Boobay as the voice of Fulgoso.

 

From the original format of Ines Rodena and license granted by Televisa, S.A. de C.V., Marimar is produced by GMA Network, Inc. and to be directed by Dominic Zapata.

 

Marimar is slated to premiere this August 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 websitewww.gmanetwork.com/international/programguide.

Tom Rodriguez

Tom Rodriguez

Kapuso leading man Tom Rodriguez is more than ready to thrill viewers as he plays the role of Sergio in GMA’s upcoming primetime series Mari Mar.

 

“I was very surprised, very honored and excited, it felt so unreal. I knew right away when I first heard about it that it was going to be a big project. Nakaka-pressure pero at the same time I’m very excited ‘cause I know I’m going to learn a lot on this project,” shares the Kapuso actor in an interview during the story conference of Mari Mar.

 

Making Tom more delighted about the project is the opportunity to work with Miss World 2013 Megan Young, “I really feel blessed. Mas nakakabawas ng kaba at takot kasi I’ve worked with her before. At least we already have a great working relationship.”

 

Aside from Megan, Tom is likewise excited to collaborate again with director Dominic Zapata whom he first worked with in My Husband’s Lover.

 

Expect as well powerful performances to be delivered by Jaclyn Jose, Ricardo Cepeda, Carmi Martin, Jaya, Cris Villanueva, Candy Pangilinan, and Lauren Young. There will also be portrayals by Frank Magalona, Maricris Garcia, and Dion Ignacio.

 

There’s definitely more artists to be revealed as Mari Mar airs this August on GMA Pinoy TV.

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Heart & Chiz

Feel the romance as GMA Network grants its viewers an all-access pass to the beautiful and breathtaking wedding of Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero and Heart Evangelista. A two-part special of the couple’s fairytale union will be aired on GMA Pinoy TV on March 7 and 14.

 

The Kapuso actress has always been a princess looking for her prince. Finally, the long wait is over as she and the senator receive the most blessed Sacrament of Matrimony before God and their loved ones. Their story greatly attests that love conquers all, if only you believe in it. And that in the end, love will always find you no matter what the circumstance.

 

On March 7, get a preview of the moments of nuptial bliss in the first part of the wedding special dubbed as“Chiz & Heart Love, finally. The Beginning of Forever.” It will feature the very intimate and picture-perfect wedding ceremony attended by the couple’s family members, loved ones and closest friends at Balesin Island Club, a private island resort off the coast of the Quezon province.

 

Viewers must watch out for the selfie video diaries of the couple talking about their feelings prior their wedding. It will also feature the video diaries of Heart’s bridesmaids from the day of their arrival at Balesin, Heart’s 30thbirthday celebration and despedida de soltera, to the intimate moments of their dream wedding and reception.

 

Catch the most awaited highlights of the ceremony: the stunning bride walking down the aisle in her timeless and elegant wedding dress, the romantic and heartfelt profession of vows, and their first ever kiss as husband and wife.

 

Meanwhile, on March 14 comes the second part of the special dubbed as “Chiz & Heart Love, finally. The Wedding Concert.” It will feature the their Manila reception at Blue Leaf Filipinas in Parañaque City, a dinner concert that was attended not only by their respective families and friends but also some of the biggest names in showbiz, business and politics.

 

So as to bring the Balesin experience closer to home, and to more of their friends, relatives and guests, the venue was decorated with flowers and crystals mirroring the set-up in Balesin. The newlyweds also had another cake cutting and wine toast ceremony. For the first time, Chiz and Heart did the traditional garter/bouquet toss participated in by their closest friends.

 

The second part will also show on-site videos and never-before released interviews of the couple and their friends.

 

The program was hosted by Tim Yap and Christian Bautista with performances by Ogie Alcasid, Jaya, Christian, Kris Lawrence, Julie Anne San Jose, Aicelle Santos, Maricris Garcia, Jonalyn Viray, Frencheska Farr and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, among others.

 

Do not miss this romantic event in the lives of Chiz and Heart with the two-part wedding special on March 7 and 14 on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

Catch your favourite shows on GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International by checking the airing schedules in your territory through the website www.gmanetwork.com/international/programguide.

aya and her father Rey Kagahastian whom she had not seen in almost 20 years.

aya and her father Rey Kagahastian whom she had not seen in almost 20 years.

Jaya bonds with her half-brother Joshua and her father Rey along with the organizers of the Vancouver OPM Festival in Canada.

Jaya bonds with her half-brother Joshua and her father Rey along with the organizers of the Vancouver OPM Festival in Canada.

Joshua Kagahastian, Jaya, and Rey Kagahastian are reunited in Vancouver, Canada.

Joshua Kagahastian, Jaya, and Rey Kagahastian are reunited in Vancouver, Canada.

As thousands of Filipino-Canadians flocked to the Plaza of Nations in Vancouver to see Jaya perform at the third Vancouver OPM Festival, two special guests drove 13 hours from Edmonton, Alberta just to see the Kapuso Soul Diva.

 

They were Rey Kagahastian, Jaya’s father whom she had not seen in almost 20 years, and Joshua Kagahastian, her half-brother whom she met for the first time.

 

“My father left when I was three years old, I think,” Jaya recalls. “But I can remember seeing him again in 1980 when he met up with me in Fiesta Carnival in Cubao.”

 

“That was also the day he bought me my first pair of eyeglasses,” Jaya fondly remembers of that meeting.

 

Rey, who now resides in Canada, last saw his daughter in 1997 when she was on tour with Asia’s Queen of Songs Pilita Corrales.

 

The opportunity for their long-awaited reunion came when the Kapuso singer, who is currently a main host of GMA’s variety program, Sunday All-Stars, headlined the Vancouver OPM Festival last July, which was organized by GMA Pinoy TV in partnership with the Filipino Canadian Marketing Group, Inc.

 

“My father and I talked about everything,” she shares. “From how he met my mother, to the time I was conceived and why he left. We talked about our future together.”

 

Meeting her half-brother was also a special moment for Jaya and she was grateful for the opportunity to visit Canada, through the efforts of GMA Pinoy TV, which led to this significant milestone. “I felt so happy and blessed to have had a chance to get to know him even for a short time,” she says. “I can’t wait to spend more time with him so I can get to know him further.”

 

Going beyond giving her kababayans abroad a taste of home through a night of original Pilipino music, Jaya’s trip to Vancouver proved to be a memorable one as she herself was able to find a sense of home in reuniting with her family.