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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 on GMA Network’s YouTube Channel



Pope Francis’ visit to the country has been a resounding success – providing an electrifying atmosphere in the five days that he was here and winning the hearts of Filipinos not only through his words and deeds but also because of his captivating smile and sincerity that communicate directly to the soul.


And just like in the past – during significant events that help shape the country’s history – more viewers nationwide trusted GMA Network as their primary source of news and information.


Pope Francis’ five-day apostolic and state visit to the Philippines, from January 15 to 19, is no exception as GMA-7 and GMA News TV’s joint special “Ang People’s Pope sa Pilipinas” emerged as the most watched coverage of the said Papal visit nationwide.


Based on household data from the industry’s widely-trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement, GMA-7’s “Ang People’s Pope sa Pilipinas” posted an average of 15% from January 15 to 19 (based on overnight ratings) in NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement). It led ABS-CBN’s11.7% by 3.3 rating points.


The Kapuso Network’s special coverage, which was bannered by GMA News pillars Mel Tiangco, Mike Enriquez, Vicky Morales, Arnold Clavio, Howie Severino and Jessica Soho, together with the full roster of GMA News and Public Affairs, registered even bigger leads in the viewer-rich areas of Urban Luzon and Mega Manila.


In Urban Luzon, which comprises 77% of the total urban TV households nationwide, “Ang People’s Pope sa Pilipinas” got 16.9%, very much ahead of ABS-CBN’s 10.4%. Likewise in Mega Manila, which accounts for 59% of all urban TV households in the country, the Kapuso special coverage was the most watched with18.2% versus ABS-CBN’s 9.2%.


“Ang People’s Pope sa Pilipinas” special coverage started with the arrival of Pope Francis on Thursday afternoon, followed by the Pope’s activities on Friday that included the state visit to Malacañan Palace, a Eucharistic celebration at the Manila Cathedral, and a special meeting with families at the Mall of Asia Arena.


On Saturday, various GMA News teams covered Pope Francis’ visit to Leyte, which was shortened due to typhoon Amang. Highlights of his Leyte visit included the Pope’s heart-touching impromptu homily at the Holy Mass held at the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban.


And on Sunday, “Ang People’s Pope sa Pilipinas” continued its coverage of the historic visit as Pope Francis headed a youth gathering at the University of Santo Tomas and led the record-breaking Mass celebration at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta, which was attended by approximately six million people.


“Ang People’s Pope sa Pilipinas” also joined the country as it bade farewell to Pope Francis on Monday morning.


GMA Pinoy TV, the Network’s flagship international channel, aired the live coverage overseas through its carriers in the US, Canada, Middle East, North Africa and Asia-Pacific region.


The Network’s special coverage, available online via GMA News Online’s official papal visit microsite(, was also a big hit with web users.


The microsite, with its liveblog, livestream, Pope Tracker, and the #BlessedByThePope section, consistently provided breaking stories and heart-warming human interest articles including that of the girl who managed to get a selfie with the Pope, the story of the father who lost a child due to an accident after the Tacloban mass, the girl who cried during the UST event, the image of the smiling Pope in the rain, and how almost everyone was moved to tears during the Tacloban mass.


Moreover, GMA News’ hashtag #BlessedByThePope became a top trending topic in the Philippines and was also one of the trending topics worldwide for two consecutive days.  GMA News Online was also able to get noteworthy user-generated content, both photos and videos, through YouScoop. And its “The Filipino faith is waterproof” photo was shared by thousands.


The Network’s flagship AM radio station DZBB 594 kHz Super Radyo, on the other hand, also had its “Si Pope Francis sa Pilipinas” special coverage.


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PARTY PILIPINAS 1st Anniversary

GMA 60 Years. Touching Hearts. Enriching Lives.

This Sunday (March 27) on GMA Pinoy TV, get ready for the biggest party of the year as PARTY PILIPINAS marks its 1st Anniversary with non-stop celebration happening live, simultaneous in Cebu City, Davao CityBaguio City, and in GMA Network.

Dubbed as “PARTY BUONG PILIPINAS”, prepare for an all-out historic entertainment as the brightest and hottest Kapuso stars unite for full-blown live performances around the Philippines that will send thrills and delights to everyone.

All roads will lead to Cebu City’s famous landmark, Fuente Osmeña Circle, as the powerhouse cast of GMA’s much awaited action-adventure series, Captain Barbell, joins the festivities. It will be an unforgettable Sunday afternoon for the Cebuanos as Richard Gutierrez together with Lovi Poe, Rhian Ramos, Solenn Heusaff, Sam Pinto, Isabel Oli, Bianca King, Michelle Madrigal, TJ Trinidad, Jillian Ward, Frencheska Farr, and Mr. Christopher de Leon heat up the anniversary celebration in the city. Joining them are Louise delos Reyes, Paulo Avelino, and Alden Richards who topbill the afternoon drama series, Alakdana. Today’s most wanted teen idols Julie Ann San Jose and Elmo Magalona will also fire up the party along with Janno Gibbs, Jaya, Jay R, Kris Lawrence, Krista Kleiner, the Sexbomb Dancers, and the Manoeruvres.

Meanwhile, the whole Sayaw Pilipinas crew composed of Mark Herras, Ynna Asistio, Sarah Lahbati, Steven Silva, Enzo Pineda, Rocco Nacino, Sef Cadayona, Winwyn Marquez, Yassi Pressman, Diva Montelaba, and Mayton Eugenio will bring the groove to the historic Rizal Park in Davao City. My Lover, My Wife’s Maxene Magalona and Luis Alandy are also expected to bring the temperature to its hottest point as they perform for the Davaoeños with Kris Bernal, Mark Bautista, Rachelle Ann Go, Jolina Magdangal, the La Diva, and Party Jock Gino Quillamor.

Magic Palayok’s real-life sweethearts Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann will lead the battalion of Kapuso stars in the anniversary presentation in Melvin Jones Grandstand in Burnham Park, Baguio City. Joining them are Iza Calzado, Katrina Halili, Rochelle Pangilinan, Ryza Cenon, LJ Reyes, Jay Perillo, and Geoff Taylor. Together with party jocks Bela Padilla and Rico Robles, GMA’s hottest teen pop group XLR8, Team Mars, and Addlib will surprise their fans in Baguio City with their explosive moves plus Tweens Bea Binene, Jake Vargas, Joyce Ching, and Kristoffer Martin in their special production numbers.

Leading the pack of Kapuso celebrities in GMA Network’s Studio 7 are I You Parelead stars Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and Dingdong Dantes, Spooky Night presents Bampirella prime star Marian Rivera, Dwarfina’s Heart Evangelista and Dennis Trillo, Captain Barbell’s Akihiro Sato, Paolo Paraiso, Jon Hall and Ervic Vijandre, and the phenomenal Tween Royalties Barbie Forteza, Joshua Dionisio, Lexi Fernandez, and Kylie Padilla. Ogie Alcasid together with Aljur Abrenica, Kyla, Jennylyn Mercado, Glaiza de Castro, Gian Magdangal, Pop Girls, Marc Abaya, Hannah of Session Road, Kat Agarrado, Miguel Escueta, Julian Trono, Carl Acosta, Artstrong, RPM, MXMVMNT, and The Hotlegs will bring the house down with their explosive song and dance numbers with party jocks Raymond Gutierrez, KC Montero, Andi9, and Tim Yap.

Catch GMA Network’s A-list of star force and join in the biggest TV spectacle this Sunday, March 27, as PARTY PILIPINAS’ 1st Anniversary grand nationwide celebration airs worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV. Call your preferred pay TV operator now to subscribe.