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Gabbi and Ruru

Gabbi and Ruru

Gabbi and Ruru

Gabbi and Ruru

Gabbi and Ruru

Gabbi and Ruru

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Philippine Comedy Queen Ai-Ai delas Alas hopes only the best for Kapuso love team Gabbi Garcia and Ruru Madrid, whom she gets to work with regularly in the primetime series Let The Love Begin.

Ai-Ai is confident that the on-screen pair will make it big in the showbiz industry and until that time comes, she only has one piece of advice for them.

“Ang wish ko sa kanila na kapag dumating ‘yung panahon na sikat na sikat na sila, is to always be humble and thankful. The more na sumikat sila, the more na maging humble pa sila and magpasalamat sa lahat ng meron sila,” she said in an interview.

Ai-Ai revealed that Gabbi and Ruru are undeniably close to each other—be it on or off camera.

In a separate dialogue, Ruru admitted taking Gabbi once for a ride to work via his newly-purchased car which he considers as one of his biggest investments. “Opo, pinag-drive ko na po siya [Gabbi] papunta sa taping niya ng Mars,” he said. For her part, Gabbi couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed by Ruru’s sweet gesture.

Ai-Ai has nothing but praises for the two young stars and said, “Si Ruru [ay] napakahusay na bata at malayo ang mararating niya sa showbiz. Si Gabbi, ganun din at napakagandang bata,” she shared.

Meanwhile, the veteran actress also shared that she feels completely satisfied with the way her career is going. Apart from her present primetime soap, she mentioned that she will be having other TV shows on GMA this year, launching a magazine next month, and producing a fund-raising concert come September.

As she marks her 25th year in the industry this year, A-Ai held a concert dubbed Ai Am Who Ai Am earlier this year. Her concert featured performances of fellow Kapuso artists including Ruru and Gabbi. Catch it this Sunday on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Philippine Comedy Queen Ai-Ai Delas Alas celebrated her 25th year in the industry by doing what she does best—generating laughter and garnering applause.

With her timeless wit and funny antics, the Comedy Queen remains unstoppable in bringing smiles to Filipinos locally and abroad.

On Sunday, July 5, GMA Pinoy TV will provide its viewers an all-access pass to her successful concert, Ai Am Who Ai Am, where she playfully looked back at her career and celebrated the life she continues to live in show business.

Her spectacular concert also featured performances of fellow Kapuso artists Aljur Abrenica, Alden Richards, Ruru Madrid, and Gabbi Garcia. Her closest friends in showbiz also shared the stage with her to exchange banters and playfully recall the years they have spent together.

Tune in and be entertained this Sunday on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

Gabbi and Ruru

Gabbi and Ruru

Gabbi and Ruru

Gabbi and Ruru

Kapuso home-grown talent Ruru Madrid said he is willing to wait for two more years before courting his on-screen partner Gabbi Garcia.

In an interview with the young actor, he denied speculations that they are already a couple. “Hindi pa po. Kapag naging kami na, aaminin ko po agad. Pero matagal-tagal pa po kasi siyempre 16 [years old] pa lang si Gab, tapos ako 17 pa lang po. Hihintayin ko po siyang mag-18,” shared Ruru.

Sought for comment on Ruru’s statement, Gabbi said chuckling: “Talaga? Tignan natin.” In the event that this really happens in the future, will her parents approve of their relationship? “Parang ang deal po namin is siyempre kailangan po focus muna sa career tapos magka-college pa po ako,” she added.

For his part, Ruru said he will do everything to make things work, “Basta legal naman po. Ipapaalam ko po muna sa parents niya kung pwede po.”

Currently, the two young stars are simply enjoying each other’s company during tapings for their primetime show Let The Love Begin. Just recently, Ruru has been added to the cast of family drama series Instadad as Gabbi’s love interest.

How does it feel to be working with Ruru on the set of Instadad? “Siyempre po masaya kasi kasama ko si Ruru at finally nagkaroon ng love interest ‘yung role ko na si Marikit. Kasi ‘di ba nga boyish siya,” shared Gabbi.

Meanwhile, Ruru couldn’t be happier with the way his career is going. “Siyempre po masaya kasi pinangarap ko lang naman po ito, pinangarap ko na magkaroon ng maraming trabaho. Talagang everyday nananalangin ako na sana lalo pa akong bigyan ng trabaho,” he said.

Catch more of Ruru and Gabbi via Let The Love Begin and Instadad on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

The Rich Mans Daughter

The Rich Mans Daughter

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Ai-Ai delas Alas

Gabbi and Ruru

Gabbi and Ruru

Dingdong Dantes

Dingdong Dantes

There are more reasons to get hooked on GMA Network’s primetime dramas with the programs’ exciting developments.

 

From Pari ‘Koy’s way of uplifting the human spirit, the bittersweet moments in Let The Love Begin, up to how the characters of The Rich Man’s Daughter bravely face the truth, GMA Telebabad definitely knows how to pique the curiosity of every viewer.

 

After garnering positive comments from some priests of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), GMA Network’s first ever faith-serye, Pari ‘Koy, continues to grab attention from viewers and netizens.

 

The original series Let the Love Begin is fast becoming one of the favorite dramas of the viewers in the primetime block. Kapuso viewers can expect more confrontations and revelations on Let the Love Begin as the succeeding episodes get more interesting and engaging. Let the Love begin stars Ai-Ai delas Alas alongside Ruru Madrid and Gabbi Garcia.

 

GMA Network’s groundbreaking series The Rich Man’s Daughter continues to take its viewers at the edge of their seats as each episode gradually reveals the personal truths of each character. Top billed by Rhian Ramos, she is joined by Glaiza de Castro, Luis Alandy, Katrina Halili, Mike Tan, Chynna Ortaleza, Sheena Halili, and Ms. Gloria Romero.

 

Catch these programs and more on GMA Pinoy TV, GMA’s flagship international channel. Let the Love Begin and The Rich Man’s Daughter are available with English subtitles.

 

Kapuso viewers abroad can get the latest updates from GMA International channels by visiting the website www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pageswww.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV, www.facebook.com/gmalifetv, and, www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, and Twitter pages @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV.

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A showcase of how love changes someone’s life is GMA network’s most recent offering on primetime, Let the Love Begin. The program premieres on May 5 on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

Let the Love Begin is topbilled by the newest Kapuso, Philippine Comedy Queen Ai-Ai de las Alas as Jeni, the hip and cool mother of Erick with GMA-7’s fast-rising loveteam Ruru Madrid as Erick, the eldest son of Jeni, Gabbi Garcia as Pia, the smart childhood friend of Erick and daughter of Jeni’s best friend, Tony.

 

GMA Network is proud to present a stellar cast of the country’s most respected artists in film and television: Gardo Versoza as Tony, Jeni’s best friend and the single father of Pia; Donita Rose as Celeste, wife of Tony and future step mother of Pia who will eventually despise her and focus on spoiling her niece Luchie; Mark Anthony Fernandez as Jom, the station manager who is in love with Jeni; Neil Ryan Sese as Jess, the best friend of Jom, who secretly loves Jeni; Gladys Reyes as Katy, the Diva DJ and Jeni’s rival in the other station; and Ms. Gina Pareño as Lola Tacing, mother of Jeni and Erick’s grandmother.

 

Completing the powerhouse cast are Noel Trinidad as Milton, the head of maintenance in the bookstore where Erick works; Phytos Ramirez as Uno, the spoiled and brat son of Celeste’s friend; Abel Estanislao as Makoy, the career-oriented friend of Erick; Ricardo Cepeda as Rodney, the workaholic friend of Tony and the station manager of LSS FM; Joko Diaz as Enrico, Jeni’s alcoholic husband; Rita Daniela as Luchie, the ‘adopted’ niece of Celeste; Ar Angel Aviles as Elsa, Erick’s younger sister;Nomer Limatog as Jules, the younger brother of Makoy. Also joining the cast are Angeli Bayani, Sancho delas Alas, Therese Malvar, Ren Escano.

 

Let the Love Begin is all set to make audiences laugh, cry and fall in love as it presents the beautiful story of Jeni (Ai-Ai delas Alas) and Tony (Gardo Versoza) and their children, Erick (Ruru Madrid ) and Pia (Gabbi Garcia) that will withstand the test of time.

 

Jeni and Tony are best friends who are part of a radio program that gives advices on love and life. Jeni is an independent woman has a live-in boyfriend, Enrico (Joko Diaz), and has two kids by him, Erick, the eldest and the perfect son and Elsa (Ar Angel Angeles), the youngest but the matured one because she thinks just like her mom, Jeni. On the other hand, Tony is a widower, with one daughter named Pia (Gabbi Garcia), a daddy’s girl who is deeply in love with arts.

 

A major problem will destroy Jeni and Tony’s strong bond of friendship. After so many years, Jeni and Tony will cross paths once again because Pia (Gabbi) and Erick (Ruru) become close friends and later on fall in love.

 

Can their love help their parents heal their wounds? Will Jeni and Tony let the love begin for Pia and Erick?

 

Gina Alajar helms and Agnes Gagelonia is heading the writing team under the creative direction of Roy Iglesias and RJ Nuevas.

 

Let the Love Begin premieres May 5 on GMA Pinoy TV.

 

Get the latest updates about Let the Love Begin from its official facebook page www.facebook.com/LetTheLoveGMA, twitter account @LetTheLoveGMA and the GMA Network website www.GMANetwork.com/international.

Derrick Monasterio

Derrick Monasterio

Gabbi Garcia

Gabbi Garcia

Gabbi Garcia 2

Gabbi Garcia 2

Miguel Tanfelix

Miguel Tanfelix

Miguel Tanfelix 2

Miguel Tanfelix 2

Renz Valerio

Renz Valerio

Charee Pineda 2

Charee Pineda 2

Charee Pineda

Charee Pineda

Miggy Jimenez

Miggy Jimenez

Ruru Madrid

Ruru Madrid

Show business may seem to be all about glitz and glamour. But what is often unknown to many is that life in the showbiz industry is tough. The long work hours, sometimes crazy schedule, and the hard work needed to pull off a good performance can really take up an artist’s time and energy.

 

However, despite the demands of the industry, a number of GMA Artist Center stars still manage to prioritize their education. Meet these Kapuso artists who recently celebrated their graduation, and get to know their thoughts on how taking the extra mile to finish school while juggling with work is worth it.

 

For teen idol Ruru Madrid, he considers education as the primary thing he should be focusing on. He devotes his time on studying, and it helps him develop a sense of self-discipline. This has become useful to him at work since he knows how to manage his time wisely. He shares, “Para ka ring nag-aaral kasi ‘pag nasa work.  You have to memorize your lines and dapat maintindihan mo talaga yung instructions and yung gusto ninyong ma-achieve sa eksena.  In a way, may similarity yung discipline ng acting and studying.”

 

School also taught Ruru a sense of achievement. He believes that dreams can only be achieved if one works hard for it. “Lahat naman siguro kami ito ang pangarap, yung pumasa at maka-graduate. Pero hindi mo makukuha ‘yun ng basta-basta. Kaya ang sarap pala ng feeling na nakamit mo yung goal mo sa buhay because of hard work and perseverance.  It makes your achievement sweeter kasi alam mong pinaghirapan mo.  Kaya, ito rin yung gagamitin kong motivation sa work ko as an artist.  I really have to work hard and develop my craft para maging isang mahusay na actor.”

 

Ruru’s on-screen partner Gabbi Garcia also finished high school recently. Gabbi, who has been a consistent member of her school’s student council, wants to continue with her studies and to fulfil her dream of being a pilot.

 

She admits that time management can be a bit challenging for her, but her parents are always there to guide her.  She shares how they appreciate all of her achievements and at the same time, keep her feet on the ground, and she wants to impart something with her fellow celebrities who are studying and working at the same time.

 

“I was taught that it is important to respect each and every one, as well as to be God-fearing. Being in the industry isn’t forever. Iba pa rin ‘pag nakapag-aral. If you really want to study while working, there will always be a way. You just have to be focused and determined in reaching your goal, and that is to graduate,” affirms the Kapuso actress.

 

Miguel Tanfelix, who also finished high school this year, shares his secret in maintaining balance between work and school.

“You have to plan your schedule for the week para alam mo kung kelan ka nasa work at ano yung time mo para mag-aral.  Marami ka ring sacrifice na dapat gawin. Walang imposible pag ginusto mo, so you got to have to the right motivation to make it work.  Pag nasa taping naman ako, I focus myself dun sa mga eksena ko and the way I act.  I guess the key is, you have to focus on what you do,” the Kapuso actor recommends.

 

It is a big help for Miguel that he didn’t get special treatment in school. He takes pride in having a normal life in school, and he feels glad to have a set of friends who supports him in both school work and celebrity-related commitments. He claims that having this set-up in school taught him how to deal with different people and develop self-discipline.

 

Both Derrick Monasterio and Miggy Jimenez take their modules to work as they study in between takes. And their hard work finally paid off as they are now ready to take the next step.

 

Derrick is planning to take up Law at San Beda College. And since he is busy with work, he knows that this will not be easy, “Nothing worth having comes easy, so if you want to achieve something, you have to work hard for it.”

 

Miggy, who was recognized in school as the most talented and most behaved, believes that celebrities should still know the value of education. “This is something you cannot exchange for anything, and you should never give up on your dreams. Strive hard so you can make it,” the teen actor shares.

 

Renz Valerio did not only graduate, he was even given a special academic citation and academic excellence awards. On learning one significant lesson from school, he shares that it is only ourselves who can lead our way to success. He claims, “Success starts with you. I had to struggle my way to finishing high school because there were lots of trials, but I am thankful to have had them because they have given me the opportunity to know who my true friends are. It revealed people who will always be there for me, such as my family. With these challenges, I managed to strive harder and finish high school with flying colors.”

 

Renz also shares that priorities should be well thought of, and education should always be on top of the list, “While your career may be something great, education will always be the greatest thing you will ever have. Always remember to have faith in yourself, because no one else will make the move for you. Lastly, have faith in God, because He always got good plans for each of us. It is just up to us on how we will reach the finish line.”

 

Finally, Charee Pineda shares her joy and pride after finishing her bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Aside from several showbiz commitments, Charee keeps herself busy in public service as she is currently a councilor in Valenzuela City.

 

For the Kapuso actress, being able to finish college amidst work difficulties is already an achievement and considers herself lucky to have supportive people in her life. “Communicating well and having an efficient support system, which are my family and staff, were and will always be best for me in dealing with work and school,” Charee closes.

 

The importance that these Kapuso artists give to having a good education serves as a much needed breath of fresh air to the industry. May they serve as an inspiration not only to their fellow celebrities but also to the rest of the young people to always keep their eyes on the prize.

 

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.

Aljur Abrenica

Aljur Abrenica

Andrei Paras

Andrei Paras

Ash Ortega

Ash Ortega

Enzo Pineda

Enzo Pineda

Betong Sumaya

Betong Sumaya

Kim Rodriguez

Kim Rodriguez

Juancho Trivino

Juancho Trivino

James Wright

James Wright

Gwen Zamora

Gwen Zamora

Sef Cadayona

Sef Cadayona

Kris Bernal

Kris Bernal

Kristoffer Martin

Kristoffer Martin

Matet de Leon

Matet de Leon

Ruru Madrid

Ruru Madrid

Celebrities work hard making and promoting TV shows and movies. They spend most of the year shooting, but just like many, they too, need time to rest. But where do they fly to take a break from the glaring lights?

 

With summer just around the corner, fans are surely more than curious to know what’s on their favorite artist’s travel itinerary. Here’s looking back at some of the Kapuso stars’ most memorable escapes inside and outside of the country.

 

Kris Bernal (Hiram na Alaala)

Favorite travel destination in the Philippines:

“Cebu—Because aside from being the home of the tastiest lechon, it is also the home of white beaches.  Not to mention the night market, the night life, secret caves, virgin forests, and kayaking sites.  There are just so many random things to do in Cebu.”

Most memorable travel destination outside the country:

“Europe—I spent a month in Europe with my family. We travelled from one country to another.  Everything, every moment, was like being in a fairytale.  We went to famous tourist spots that I had just seen in the movies.”

 

Aljur Abrenica (Sunday All Stars)

Favorite travel destination in the Philippines:

“Davao—I love their lifestyle, the way they eat, and the things they eat.  I love durian. I am also a fan of durian coffee. I feel closest to nature when I’m there.”

Most memorable travel destination outside the country:

“Singapore and Malaysia—‘Yun ang pinuntahan namin ng entire family ko and we got to bond more and we got closer to each other in that trip.” [“Singapore and Malaysia – That’s where I went with my entire family and we got to bond more, and we got closer to each other in that trip.”]

 

Sef Cadayona (Sabado-badoo)

Favorite travel destination in the Philippines:

“Vigan—The vintage scenery in Vigan is so relaxing and it makes you have a glimpse on what the country looks like before.”

Most memorable travel destination outside the country:

“Singapore—It’s all because of the food and a family vacation well spent.”

 

Enzo Pineda (More Than Words)

Favorite travel destination in the Philippines:

“Baguio—I love cold the weather. Running is also so refreshing in Baguio because of the fresh air.”

Most memorable travel destination outside the country:

“San Francisco—It was memorable for me because I left my favorite pillow at the hotel we stayed in. We were about to fly to Philadelphia when I noticed it. So my Tita from San Francisco had to ship my pillow to Philadelphia. I was 7 years old that time and I couldn’t sleep without it.”

 

Gwen Zamora (Bubble Gang)

Favorite travel destination in the Philippines:

“Coron, Palawan—Because of its beauty and all the activities you can do there, from island hopping, hiking, rock-climbing, kayaking, rafting, diving, spelunking, and safari trip. Plus the view, it’s simply breathtaking.”

Most memorable travel destination outside the country:

“Amsterdam—One of the most beautiful cities I’ve had the honor to visit.  The food is simply divine and the shopping experience is insane.  I had a blast going thrift-shopping in all their vintage stores.  And the art galleries there are super cool and chic. Pure love.”

 

Kristoffer Martin (Healing Hearts)

Favorite travel destination in the Philippines:

“Boracay—For the place answers my need for party and chill vibe.”

Most memorable travel destination outside the country:

“Sadly, I have never travelled outside the country. But I look forward to it in the future.”

 

Kim Rodriguez (Strawberry Lane)

Favorite travel destination in the Philippines:

“Bicol—Kasi there are many places to visit in Bicol, pagbaba mo ng plane kita mo agad ‘yung Mayon volcano. Pwede rin mag-visit sa old churches doon and explore the caves. Kung gusto mo mag-beach, meron din saCaramoan.” [“Bicol – Because there are so many places to visit in Bicol; when you get off the plane, you see Mayon volcano immediately. You can also visit old churches there and explore the caves. If you want to go to the beach, you can go to Caramoan.”]

Most memorable travel destination outside the country:

“Never been outside the Philippines.”

 

Ruru Madrid (Let The Love Begin)

Favorite travel destination in the Philippines:

“Mt Pulag—I spent months in Pulag to shoot our film Above the Clouds. I love the feeling of being literally above the clouds.”

Most memorable travel destination outside the country:

“Japan—I love the weather and the people. I was there for the Japan Filmfest and I have experienced their hospitality, their culture and I love their food!”

 

Andre Paras (The Half Sisters)

Favorite travel destination in the Philippines:

“I love going to The Fort because it’s very peaceful there and you can eat a lot there too.”

Most memorable travel destination outside the country:

“Most memorable will be in the US because I was able to train and play basketball there and also because of the weather.”

 

Miguel Tanfelix (Once Upon A Kiss)

Favorite travel destination in the Philippines:

“Palawan—There are many places to visit in Palawan and many activities to enjoy like snorkeling and cliff diving.”

Most memorable travel destination outside the country:

“Los Angeles—It was my first time to go out of the country and I had the chance to meet our Kapuso abroad.”

 

Albert “Betong” Sumaya (Sabado-badoo)

Favorite travel destination in the Philippines:

“Boracay—Nothing beats Boracay’s pristine white sand. Marami ring pwedeng gawing activities aside sa pagpunta sa beach at iba ang feeling kapag nandoon ka, turistang-turista ka talaga.” [“Boracay – Nothing beats Boracay’s pristine white sand. There are also a lot of activities aside from going to the beach; and it feels really different there, like you’re a tourist.”]

Most memorable travel destination outside the country:

“Los Angeles—Last year, naging part ako ng Kapusong Pinoy sa LA at ‘yun ang first time kong makapunta roon. First time kong bumiyahe ng 14 hours straight, humalik talaga ako sa lupa pagdating namin sa airportFirst time ko ring makakain sa “In & Out,” isang sikat na burger chain sa US. First time makarating ni Antonietta roon para makapag-performAt ang pinaka-memorable ay nakita ko ang relatives ko sa LA na matagal ko nang hindi nakasama.” [“Los Angeles – Last year, I was part of Kapusong Pinoy sa LA and it was my first time to go there. It was my first time to travel 14 hours straight, and I even kissed the ground when I got to the airport. It was also my first time to eat at “In & Out,” a popular burger chain in the US. It’s Antonietta’s first time to perform there, too (Antonietta is the popular character Betong portrays in Bubble Gang). The most memorable thing for me was that I was able to see my relatives in LA whom I haven’t seen in a long time.]

 

Juancho Trivino (InstaDad)

Favorite travel destination in the Philippines:

“I recently visited Coron, Palawan. Napaka-peaceful doonNagiging emotional ako sa Coron dahil napakaganda ng beach.” [“I recently visited Coron, Palawan. It was really peaceful there. I became emotional after Coron because the beaches are so beautiful.”]

Most memorable travel destination outside the country:

Tumira ako sa States before for one year. It was memorable kasi siyempre, nakaapak na ako sa StatesMalamig at medyo nahasa ako sa pagi-English doon.” [I lived in the States for a year. Being able to visit the country is memorable. It’s cold and I was also able to improve my English.”]

 

Ash Ortega (InstaDad)

Favorite travel destination in the Philippines:

“Bohol—First time kong pumunta doon three years ago noong nag-shoot ako for an indie film. Nalibot ko ‘yung lugar at sobrang ganda talagaSobrang na-amaze ako sa Chocolate Hills and the tarsiers. That’s why kahit magpabalik-balik ako doon, hindi ako magsasawa.” [“Bohol – My first time to visit was three years ago when I shot an indie film. I was able to see the Chocolate Hills and the tarsiers. That’s why I won’t tire of going back.”]

Most memorable travel destination outside the country:

“When I represented the country for an ice skating competition in Malaysia, I won eight medals kaya ‘yun ang pinaka-memorable travel destination ko.” [“When I represented the country for an ice skating competition in Malaysia, I won eight medals which is why that’s my most memorable travel destination.”]

 

James Wright (GMA Records)

Favorite travel destination in the Philippines:

“Baguio—First time I performed out of Manila and first time I was shivering while singing on stage.”

Most memorable travel destination outside the country:

“Hong Kong—It’s my home.”

 

Matet de Leon (InstaDad)

Favorite travel destination in the Philippines:

“Bukidnon—Na-in love ako sa lugar na ‘yun noong nagpunta ako last 2011. Talagang maganda sa Bukidnon,sobraNagustuhan ko rin ‘yung white water rafting sa Cagayan de Oro.” [Bukidnon – I fell in love with the place when I went there in 2011. It’s really beautiful there! I also liked the white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro.”]

Most memorable travel destination outside the country:

“Well, hindi pa ako ulit lumalabas ng bansa pero I’m happy nakapunta na ako sa Japan.” [“Well, I haven’t been out of the country lately but I’m happy that I’ve been able to go to Japan.”]

 

To get the latest updates about various Kapuso personalities and programs, visit www.gmanetwork.com/international.

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 www.gmanetwork.com/international/programguide.

GMA Network

GMA Network

There’s a love triangle brewing in GMA Pinoy TV’s My Destiny involving characters portrayed by GMA Artist Center talents Ruru Madrid, Ashley Ortega, and Gabrielle Garcia, making the drama series all the more exciting.

Ruru Madrid

Ruru Madrid

Paul Andrada (Ruru Madrid) finds himself rebelling due to his parents’ looming separation. More conflicts arise as his girlfriend Nicole Perez (Gabrielle Garcia) and Nicole’s best friend Alex Martinez (Ashley Ortega) are dragged in Paul’s occasional snafus.

The love triangle begins when Nicole falls short as a girlfriend to Paul, failing to comfort him. Paul then confides to Alex, and they inevitably grow closer to each other.

When the cameras are not rolling, it’s a completely different story for the three. But if there’s one thing they share in common, it’s how much they enjoy honing their craft.

Ashley Ortega

Ashley Ortega

Ruru Madrid rose to fame in GMA’s reality TV series Protégé: The Battle For the Big Artista Break, where he finished as a runner-up. Shortly after, he landed roles in a string of television series, appeared in drama anthologies, and performed in variety shows, proving that he can sing, dance, and act.

“I’ve learned a lot but I’m still eager to learn more because this is really my passion,” shares Ruru.

In just two years, Ruru has matured from a shy teenager to a more confident 16-year-old matinee idol gaining followers every day.

Ruru’s also slated to make hearts swoon together with his love team with Ashley Ortega. Their tandem is fondly called AshRu.

Gabrielle Garcia

Gabrielle Garcia

“I’ve worked with Ash before in Dormitoryo and the movie Bamboo Flowers directed by Direk Maryo J. We develop our friendship every time we get the chance to work together which is why I’m more excited for our team-up to grow,” shares Ruru.l

Ashley echoes the same sentiments. “There’s never a dull moment with Ruru. He is fun to be with and he’s nice so I was really comfortable with our team-up from the beginning,” says Ashley.

According to Ashley, her love team with Ruru, or her budding career, in general, is not to be taken for granted. Playing parts in teleseryes entailed her to put some of her passion like figure skating on hold. However, Ashley is keen to finish her studies.

For Gabrielle Garcia, working alongside some of the most loved and respected figures in the industry is an absolute privilege. Being a newcomer, Gabrielle treats every taping day as a chance to learn about the nitty-gritty of acting.

“My experience made me a lot better in many ways, from getting to know myself more, to acting and dealing with my co-actors. It made me more committed to be part of acting workshops, and it made me eager and inspired to perfect my craft,” says Gabrielle.

Catch Ruru Madrid, Ashley Ortega, and Gabrielle Garcia in My Destiny, on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.

Tom Rodriguez - Carla Abellana

Tom Rodriguez – Carla Abellana

Beginning July 1, GMA Network captivates viewers with a sweeping love story for all generations entitled My Destiny. The series resonates the great love we have for the people we have dedicated our life’s sacrifices. It is a heartwarming drama that nurtures every viewer’s identity as a selfless lover.

 

Lorna Tolentino

Lorna Tolentino

After their successful team-up in the phenomenal drama series My Husband’s Lover, Kapuso prime artists Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez once again charm TV audiences through a great love story that features their addicting chemistry and how it is made even more exciting by the presence of Rhian RamosSid Lucero and Ms. Lorna Tolentino in the ensemble.

 

Rhian Ramos

Rhian Ramos

Showing off Carla’s versatility in acting is her portrayal of Grace Dela Rosa, a woman who’s willing to sacrifice everything, even her romantic aspiration, for her family. Grace decides to work abroad and walk away from her own family to give way to her sister’s happiness.

 

Sid Lucero

Sid Lucero

Saddened by Grace’s decision to work abroad is Lucas Matthew Andrada portrayed by Kapuso leading man Tom Rodriguez. Trying to mend his broken heart, Matthew continues his medical studies. Matthew then meets Joy at medical school.

 

Kuh Ledesma

Kuh Ledesma

Joy is the younger sister of Grace who suffers from leukemia. She is losing her will to live until she meets Matthew. Will Joy’s illness lead her to fulfilling her heart’s desires? Portraying this challenging role is Kapuso leading lady Rhian Ramos.

 

Dennis Roldan

Dennis Roldan

Hoping to earn the love and attention of Grace is Jacob Perez whom she will meet abroad. Being Grace’s only companion, Jacob will eventually develop feelings for her. Will he win the heart of Grace? Joining the cast as Jacob is award-winning actor Sid Lucero.

 

Ayen Munji-Laurel

Ayen Munji-Laurel

Over this intertwined love is the caring mother Agnes Dela Rosa, which will be given depth by the industry’s grand-slam best actress Lorna Tolentino, trying to balance her attention towards her daughters–Grace and Joy. Despite her tendency to focus on Joy, Agnes still tries to be there for Grace. But when she knew about her daughters’ affection on one man, can she be able to give a fair advice?

 

Al Tantay

Al Tantay

Playing equally important and exceptional roles in the program are some of the industry’s respected artists: Al Tantay as Arnold Dela Rosa, the father of Grace and Joy; Dennis Roldan as Mateo Andrada, a cardiac surgeon and father of Matthew; Ayen Munji-Laurel as Ruth Perez, the devoted mother of Jacob; and the Asia’s Pop Diva Ms. Kuh Ledesma as Selena Andrada, an in-demand cosmetic surgeon of celebrities and a mother to Matthew.

 

Ruru Madrid

Ruru Madrid

Set to add romance in the series is the tandem of Ruru Madrid and Ashley Ortega. Ruru plays the role of GabPaul Andrada, the adventurous younger brother of Matthew and boyfriend of Nikka (Gabrielle Garcia). Due to her closeness to the couple, Alex (Ashley) bestfriend of Nikka, becomes Paul’s confidant when Nikka fails to comfort him. Will there be a chance for Paul and Alex to be together?

 

Ashley Ortega

Ashley Ortega

From making the hit TV series MarimarDyesebelAng Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking TadyangStairway to Heaven, and I Heart You, Pare!, to name a few, Bb. Joyce Bernal once again takes pride to helm this primetime series.

 

My Destiny offers the story of love and sacrifice between man and woman, siblings, and child and parent. Witness how much every character would be willing to sacrifice for the one they love.

 

Can Grace and Matthew fight for their love when they know that Joy’s life is on the line? Will Joy learn to sacrifice for her sister’s happiness? Can Agnes sacrifice the happiness of Grace to keep her dying daughter Joy happy?

 

My Destiny is created by the GMA Drama group headed by Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Senior Vice President for Entertainment TV; Redgie A. Magno, Vice President for Drama; Cheryl Ching-Sy, Assistant Vice President for Drama; Program Manager, Nini S. Matilac and Rebya Upalda, Executive Producer.

 

The creative team is composed of Creative Director, Jun Lana; Creative Head for Primetime, RJ Nuevas; Creative Consultant and Headwriter, Aloy Adlawan; Writers, Marlon Miguel, and Glaiza Ramirez; Brainstormers, Homer NovicioJihan Condecido, and Michelle Amog; and Concept by Glaiza Ramirez.

 

My Destiny airs worldwide on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. For updates on GMA Network’s programs, artists and events, visit www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pageswww.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTVwww.facebook.com/GMALifeTV and www.facebook.com/GMANewsInternational, and Twitter pages @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LiveTV.