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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.

Bubble Gang turns 19

October 27, 2014 — Leave a comment
Betong Sumaya

Betong Sumaya

Mikael Daez

Mikael Daez

Antonio Aquitana

Antonio Aquitana

Sef Cadayawan

Sef Cadayawan

Michael V

Michael V

Jackie Rice

Jackie Rice

Gwen Zamora

Gwen Zamora

Andrea Torres

Andrea Torres

Sam Pinto

Sam Pinto

Ruffa Mae Quinto

Ruffa Mae Quinto

Michael V

Michael V

The laughter never stops as the country’s longest running comedy/gag show Bubble Gang (BG) celebrates its 19th anniversary this Saturday (October 25). Keeping its comedy stronghold, Bubble Gang preps up for gags, spoofs and sketches featuring a bunch of celebrity personalities.

 

As the favorite Saturday night habit turns 19, the BG barkada becomes crazier as they are joined by Kapuso Royal Couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera. Brace yourselves as the dashing Kapuso Prime leading men also take part in the episode led by Dennis TrilloTom Rrodriguez, and Rocco Nacino. Celerbity Bluff hosts Eugene Domingo and Jose Manalo will definitely bring more fun in the episode together with Wynwyn Marquez and Yagit kids: Chlaui MalayaoZymic JaranillaJudie Dela Cruz, and Jemwell Ventinilla.

 

Saturday night will definitely be remarkable as BG welcomes acclaimed personalities headlined by Vic SottoArnold ClavioHerbert BautistaFreddie AguilarManilyn ReynesAnjo YllanaGabby Eigenmann, and Ms. Gloria Romero.

 

Making the all-time favorite gags and spoofs more entertaining, Bubble Gang’s Istambay and Bubble Shakers visit the sets of Kapuso sitcoms Vampire Ang Daddy Ko and Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento and primetime musicale Marian. Moreover, much-loved character sketches of BG get to meet the show’s guest personalities.

 

Thankful for the overwhelming response of viewers in the segment Ikaw at ang Ina, Sef Cadayona as Selphie gets to know her aunt to be portrayed by Gabby Eigenmann.

 

Kapuso ace comedian Michael V. as Mr. Matapobre, a sketch about a rich man who hates low-class mannerisms, crosses paths with his poor relatives, the Yagit kids.

 

Also on Saturday night, the intimidating villainess Antonietta (Betong Sumaya) does an exciting banter with the Original Queen of Philippine Movies, Ms. Gloria Romero.

 

Meanwhile, the old wise man Tata Lino gives interesting answers to questions from Freddie Aguilar, Arnold Clavio, Herbert Bautista, Rocco Nacino, and Dennis Trillo.

 

Don’t miss the anniversary special of the undisputed Kapuso comedy/gag show Bubble Gang this Saturday on GMA Pinoy TV.

[EB Live in Toronto] 3000 fill Sony Center for the Performing Arts

[EB Live in Toronto] 3000 fill Sony Center for the Performing Arts

[EB Live in Toronto] Dabarkads

[EB Live in Toronto] Dabarkads

[EB Live in Toronto] Fans pose at the Sony Center for the Performing Arts

[EB Live in Toronto] Fans pose at the Sony Center for the Performing Arts

[EB Live in Toronto] Ryzza Mae Dizon

[EB Live in Toronto] Ryzza Mae Dizon

[EB Live in Toronto] Wally Bayola, Paolo Ballesteros, Jose Manalo

[EB Live in Toronto] Wally Bayola, Paolo Ballesteros, Jose Manalo

The Philippines’ longest running noon time show Eat Bulaga, which airs worldwide on GMA Network’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV, once again delighted its international fanbase in Canada with the much-awaited concert, Eat Bulaga Live In Toronto, at the Sony Center for the Performing Arts last April 12.

 

The Dabarkads, led by the noontime show’s renowned trio, Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon, entertained the crowd of over 3000 Filipino-Canadians who came to see the TV hosts as they brought “isang libo’t isang tuwa” to their kababayans in Canada. Completing the show’s highly entertaining cast were Pauleen Luna, Ruby Rodriguez, Jimmy Santos, Allan K., Julia Clarete, Keempee de Leon, and the “Sugod Bahay Gang” Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, and Paolo Ballesteros, with the show’s well-loved Aleng Maliit, Ryzza Mae Dizon, joining the Dabarkads for a show abroad for the first time.

 

Presented by GMA Network’s international channels, GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International, Kapuso viewers in Canada were brought closer to home through a night of fun, laughter and entertainment.

 

Aside from the freebies and prizes given away during the concert, Canadian communications provider, Rogers, which carries GMA’s international channels, gave those who attended a chance to avail a free Eat Bulaga Toronto shirt and a My Husband’s Lover DVD box set.

 

After more than 3 decades of entertaining Filipinos worldwide, the Eat Bulaga Dabarkads continue to bring smiles and laughter into the lives of Kapuso viewers.

 

Eat Bulaga Live in Toronto will be aired on GMA Pinoy TV on April 27 through its carriers in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, the United States and Canada.

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.

 

To know more about Kapuso artists, events and programs, visit the website www.gmanetwork.com/international, Facebook pages www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTVwww.facebook.com/gmalifetv,www.facebook.com/gmanewsinternational, and follow the Twitter accounts @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV.

Filipinos abroad can now see more of ace comedian and TV host Vic Sotto as he returns to doing family sitcoms via Vampire Ang Daddy Ko, premiering on Saturday, March 16 on GMA Pinoy TV.

This original family sitcom produced by GMA Network and MZet Productions also stars Oyo Sotto, Glaiza De Castro, Bea Binene, Derrick Monasterio, Jackie Lou Blanco and Ms. Pilita Corales.

Completing the star-studded cast are Jimmy Santos, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Anjo Yllana, Jin Ri Park, Jinky Oda, and Sef Cadayona.

Vampire ang Daddy Ko is a family sitcom written along the lines Okay Ka, Fairy Ko (OKFK). OKFK established its own mythology and its own set of rules. For instance, despite her powers to appear and disappear at will and erase the memory of others, Ina Magenta could not bring back the dead from the living. She was powerful, but she believed in God. Also, OKFK was a family show before anything else. It imparted wholesome family values without departing from being a situation-comedy. OKFK was a fight between good and evil but it did not aim to frighten, so that it could tap both young and old audiences.

Vampire ang Daddy Ko seeks to accomplish all that and more, using a faster pace of storytelling and modern post-production editing techniques. Not only will Vampire ang Daddy Ko remind Okay Ka, Fairy Ko fans of the same enchanting feeling that this popular show used to bring, it will also introduce young Filipinos abroad to this television format identified first and foremost with OKFK.

The story revolves around a family where the head is a vampire, and where love is the only thing that makes them survive everybody’s suspicion and their own paranoia. But more importantly, the story focuses on the love of a son for his father and vice-versa.

Vlad (Oyo) is a semi-retired vampire and the head of the family. He’s been making do with animal blood since he married a human, Sonya (Jackie Lou / Pilita). It is his great love for Sonya that made him want to reform. Sonya, in turn, has promised to give him fine and outstanding children, and she’s given him two sons, Vad and Victor (Vic).

Unlike his older brother, Victor is not a vampire. He has issues with his father. He knows his father is a vampire who, from time to time, still consorts with active vampires. Vic feels his father doesn’t love him as much as he does his missing older son, Vad. Vlad continues to tempt Victor with pig’s blood, measures his cuspids to see if they’ve grown into fangs, and in his presence keeps on asking his wife Sonya if it’s possible for them to have picked up the wrong baby in the hospital nursery.

Will the love between father and son outweigh their differences?

Written and directed by Ms. Bibeth Orteza, find out how Vlad and Sonya, together with the merry mix of characters of Small and Big, Bibo, Jinri, Omma, Stefani, Derry, Bebe, and Vavavoom will make Victor’s life a lot more interesting and exciting.

Don’t miss Vampire ang Daddy Ko as it premieres on March 16 and will air every Saturday on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. For the complete programming grid and details on how to subscribe, visit http://www.gmanetwork.com/international or like the official GMA Pinoy TV facebook page http://www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV to get the latest updates on your favorite Kapuso shows and stars. 20130314-111503.jpg

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