GMA Network’s latest primetime drama "Bantatay", in cooperation with The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), fulfills its promise of spreading love for animals as it launches Bilin ni Bantay on Monday, October 4.
A brief yet informative segment to be shown at the end of each episode, Bilin ni Bantatay aims to transform viewers, especially the young ones, into genuine animal lovers by instilling in them useful and practical tips on responsible pet ownership.
With Raymart Santiago doing the voiceover, Bilin ni Bantay will teach viewers how to properly care for their pets, treat simple ailments, and most importantly, encourage them to view pet ownership as a fun and rewarding experience.
Partnering with GMA Network in this endeavor is The Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), which also has an active humane education program aimed at teaching kids kindness to animals, and the responsibilities of having a pet.
Learn from the dog wonder Bantay himself with Bilin ni Bantay beginning October 4 on GMA Telebabad.
GMA’s most outrageous and addictive game show, HOLE IN THE WALL, moves to a new timeslot from 10:30AM to 11AM every Saturday before Asar Talo Lahat Panalo.
Join the side-splitting duo of Michael V. and Ogie Alcasid as they lead the fun and excitement with the game show’s new set of team players who will twist and turn their bodies to fit through the oddly-shaped holes cut from gigantic walls.
This Saturday (October 2), Michael V. as Bruhaler and Ogie as Prinsipepe bring non-stop fun and surprises to the celebrity team players. It’s going to be a tough match between the Blue Team of Gene Padilla, Kris Bernal and Ryza Cenon against the Red Team of Marvin "Tado" Jimenez, Gwen Zamora and Rich Asuncion.
Whose team will face the Jackpot Wall and bring home the jackpot prize? Whose bodies will plunge straight to the pool at the end of the game?
Catch HOLE IN THE WALL on its new timeslot every Saturday, October 2 at 10:30am on GMA.
By Night Owl on 8:08 AM
Filed Under: Survivor Philippines
Doc Ferdz, Born to Be Wild’s resident vet; Myka Flores, Bubble Gang's “dakilang extra” who is now SURVIVORS’ “Bidang Extra” and Buhawi Meneses, the bassist of popular band Parokya ni Edgar, are the first three to be voted off the island by their tribemates in the SURVIVOR season that is proving to be the biggest, the hottest and the toughest yet.
After Starstruck Avenger Princess Snell quit the game, Magan, one of the three tribes, faced Tribal Council and the harsh reality of voting a tribe member out of the game. It would seem that Doc Ferdz is at an advantage because of his extensive knowledge of the outdoors, which would supposedly make his tribemates want to keep him around. But the tribal council turned out to be a surprise as the Born To Be Wild host found himself voted off.
Soon after, Magan lost another immunity challenge and was back for a second tribal council. This time, it was Myka’s turn to see the flame of her SURVIVOR torch extinguished. During most of her stay in the island, Myka seemed to be having a harder time than the other Magan tribe members. Some Magan tribe members have been grumbling that tribe leader Buhawi Meneses’ decision to vote off Doc Ferdz instead of Myka was a big mistake and Magan’s second bitter loss during the immunity challenge seemed to reinforce this belief.
By its third tribal council, Magan was down to only four tribe members – Buhawi, Mico Aytona, Elma Muros, and Solenn Heusaff. Buhawi’s decision to vote off Doc Ferdz came back to hurt his chances in SURVIVOR PHILIPPINES as his tribe mates chose to eliminate him from the competition.
Did Buhawi make a mistake in choosing to eliminate Doc Ferdz? Was it because of personal differences or was it a strategy that later on backfired? Facing harsh living conditions, nature’s deadliest predators, physically and emotionally taxing challenges, personal differences and betrayals in the game of SURVIVOR, would Doc Ferdz, Myka and Buhawi play SURVIVOR again given another chance? What would they do differently? Among the remaining castaways, who do they think has what it takes to become the first sole celebrity Survivor?
14 castaways remain. Who will get the job done? Who will come undone? Who will outwit, outplay, outlast, and outshine on primetime?
SURVIVOR PHILIPPINES CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN airs from Monday to Friday, after 24 Oras, only on GMA Network.
AGB Nielsen Mega Manila People Ratings (Sept. 24-27): Kapuso shows dominate both daytime and primetime
By Night Owl on 7:06 AM
Filed Under: TV Ratings
COMPARATIVE TV RATINGS IN MEGA MANILA
(September 24 to 27, 2010; AGB People Ratings)
September 24, Friday
Love Ni Mister, Love Ni Misis (GMA-7) 2.1%; Simply KC (ABS-CBN) 2.1%; Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) 3.6%
Danz Showdown (GMA-7) 2.2%; Asar Talo, Lahat Panalo! (GMA-7) 3.6%; Kapamilya Blockbusters: Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw (ABS-CBN) 6.5%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 7.7%; Showtime (ABS-CBN) 4.6%
Ang Yaman Ni Lola (GMA-7) 5.2%; Trudis Liit (GMA-7) 6.2%; Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) 4.1%
Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) 7.2%; Rosalka (ABS-CBN) 4%; Alyna (ABS-CBN) 3.6%
Wachamakulit (GMA-7) 2.8%; Panahon Ko 'To! (ABS-CBN) 3.5%
Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) 3.6%; He's Beautiful (ABS-CBN) 5.2%
Bantatay (GMA-7) 7.5%; Kokey@Ako (ABS-CBN) 8.8%
24 Oras (GMA-7) 11.4%; TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) 11.8%
Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (GMA-7) 12.2%; Noah (ABS-CBN) 12.1%
Grazilda (GMA-7) 13.1%; iDOL (ABS-CBN) 9.7%
Ilumina (GMA-7) 13.9%; Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) 10.5%
Endless Love (GMA-7) 11.9%; Kristine (ABS-CBN) 8.1%
Bubble Gang (GMA-7) 6.9%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 6%
September 25, Saturday
Maynila (GMA-7) 2.2%; Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) 2.5%; Asar Talo, Lahat Panalo! (GMA-7) 4.9%; Kapamilya Blockbusters: You Changed My Life (ABS-CBN) 4.1%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 10.5%; Showtime (ABS-CBN) 6.2%; Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) 3.1%
Startalk (GMA-7) 4%; Entertainment Live! (ABS-CBN) 3.2%
Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) 6.7%; Cinema FPJ: UAAP Finals FEU vs. ADMU (ABS-CBN) 3.4%
24 Oras (GMA-7) 9.8%; Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 5.7%
Kaya ng Powers (GMA-7) 8.5%; TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) 7.2%
JejeMom (GMA-7) 9.1%; Wansapanataym: Inday Sa Balitaw (ABS-CBN) 8.5%
Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) 12.4%; Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) 9.5%
Imbestigador (GMA-7) 11.1%; Twist and Shout (ABS-CBN) 4.3%
Comedy Bar (GMA-7) 4.9%; M3: Malay Mo Ma-develop (ABS-CBN) 2.7%; Banana Split (ABS-CBN) 2.4%
Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman (GMA-7) 1.3%; The Bottomline With Boy Abunda (ABS-CBN) 0.6%; Sports Unlimited (ABS-CBN) 0.3%
September 26, Sunday
AHA! (GMA-7) 4.2%; Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) 2.5%
Laban ng Lahi: Cuello vs. Rachman (GMA-7) 7.4%; Kapamilya Sunday Blockbuster: Mano Po 5 (ABS-CBN) 6.4%
Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) 4.5%; ASAP XV (ABS-CBN) 5.2%
Reel Love Presents Tween Hearts (GMA-7) 4.6%; Your Song Presents Beautiful Girl (ABS-CBN) 3.1%
Showbiz Central (GMA-7) 4.9%; The Buzz (ABS-CBN) 4.6%
24 Oras (GMA-7) 10.7%; TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) 8.1%
Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7) 12.5%; Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) 7.7%
Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) 11.1%; Rated K (ABS-CBN) 7.6%
Mel & Joey (GMA-7) 8.1%; Sharon (ABS-CBN) 5%
Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) 6.7%; Twist and Shout (ABS-CBN) 4.9%
SNBO: Anatomy of A Disaster (GMA-7) 5.2%; Sunday's Best: Hitman - David Foster and Friends (ABS-CBN) 2.2%
September 27, Monday
Love Ni Mister, Love Ni Misis (GMA-7) 2.1%; Simply KC (ABS-CBN) 2.1%
Danz Showdown (GMA-7) 2.5%; Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) 2.2%
Aasar Talo, Laging Panalo! (GMA-7) 3.8%; Panahon Ko 'To! (ABS-CBN) 2.8%
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) 9.2%; Showtime (ABS-CBN) 5.6%; Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) 3.2%
Ang Yaman Ni Lola (GMA-7) 5.1%; Rosalka (ABS-CBN) 3.4%
Trudis Liit (GMA-7) 6.1%; Alyna (ABS-CBN) 3.5%
Kapuso Movie Festival: Fantastic Man (GMA-7) 6.4%; He's Beautiful (ABS-CBN) 3.9%; Kapamilya Blockbusters (ABS-CBN) 5.9%
Bantatay (GMA-7) 9.6%; Kokey@Ako (ABS-CBN) 9.1%
24 Oras (GMA-7) 15%; TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) 11.9%
Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (GMA-7) 15.8%; Noah (ABS-CBN) 12.5%
Grazilda (GMA-7) 14.6%; iDOL (ABS-CBN) 9.1%
Ilumina (GMA-7) 14.6%; Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) 10.3%
Endless Love (GMA-7) 12.3%; Kristine (ABS-CBN) 7.5%
East of Eden (GMA-7) 8%; SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) 3.8%
TOP 10 DAYTIME AND PRIMETIME PROGRAMS IN MEGA MANILA
(September 24 to 27, 2010; AGB People Ratings)
September 24, Friday
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 7.7%
2. Basahang Ginto (GMA-7) - 7.2%
3. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 6.5%
4. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 6.2%
5. Ang Yaman Ni Lola (GMA-7) / He's Beautiful (ABS-CBN) - 5.2%
6. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 4.6%
7. Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) - 4.1%
8. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 4%
9. Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) / Asar Talo, Lahat Panalo! (GMA-7) / Alyna (ABS-CBN) / Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 3.6%
10. Panahon Ko 'To! (ABS-CBN) - 3.5%
1. Ilumina (GMA-7) - 13.9%
2. Grazilda (GMA-7) - 13.1%
3. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (GMA-7) - 12.2%
4. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
5. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 11.9%
6. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 11.8%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 11.4%
8. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%
9. iDOL (ABS-CBN) - 9.7%
10. Kokey@Ako (ABS-CBN) - 8.8%
September 25, Saturday
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 10.5%
2. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 6.7%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 6.2%
4. Asar Talo, Lahat Panalo! (GMA-7) - 4.9%
5. Kapamilya Blockbusters: You Changed My Life (ABS-CBN) - 4.1%
6. Startalk (GMA-7) - 4%
7. UAAP Finals: FEU vs ADMU (ABS-CBN) - 3.4%
8. Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 3.2%
9. Pilipinas, Win Na Win! (ABS-CBN) - 3.1%
10. Hole in the Wall (GMA-7) - 2.5%
1. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 12.4%
2. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 11.1%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 9.8%
4. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 9.5%
5. JejeMom (GMA-7) - 9.1%
6. Kaya ng Powers (GMA-7) / Wansapantaym: Inday Sa Balitaw (ABS-CBN) - 8.5%
7. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 7.2%
8. Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 5.7%
9. Comedy Bar (GMA-7) - 4.9%
10. Twist and Shout (ABS-CBN) - 4.3%
September 26, Sunday
1. Laban ng Lahi: Cuello vs. Rachman (GMA-7) - 7.4%
2. Kapamilya Sunday Blockbuster: Mano Po 5 (ABS-CBN) - 6.4%
3. ASAP XV (ABS-CBN) - 5.2%
4. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 4.9%
5. Reel Love Presents Tween Hearts (GMA-7) / The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 4.6%
6. Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) - 4.5%
7. AHA! (GMA-7) - 4.2%
8. Your Song Presents Beautiful Girl (ABS-CBN) - 3.1%
9. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 2.5%
1. Pepito Manaloto (GMA-7) - 12.5%
2. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 11.1%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 10.7%
4. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) / Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 8.1%
5. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 7.7%
6. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 7.6%
7. Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) - 6.7%
8. SNBO: Anatomy of A Disaster (GMA-7) - 5.2%
9. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 5%
10. Twist and Shout (ABS-CBN) - 4.9%
September 27, Monday
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 9.2%
2. Kapuso Movie Festival: Fantastic Man (GMA-7) 6.4%
3. Trudis Liit (GMA-7) - 6.1%
4. Kapamilya Blockbusters (ABS-CBN) - 5.9%
5. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 5.6%
6. Ang Yaman Ni Lola (GMA-7) - 5.1%
7. He's Beautiful (ABS-CBN) - 3.9%
8. Asar Talo, Lahat Panalo! (GMA-7) - 3.8%
9. Alyna (ABS-CBN) - 3.5%
10. Rosalka (ABS-CBN) - 3.4%
1. Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown (GMA-7) - 15.8%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 15%
3. Grazilda (GMA-7) / Ilumina (GMA-7) - 14.6%
4. Noah (ABS-CBN) - 12.5%
5. Endless Love (GMA-7) - 12.3%
6. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) - 11.9%
7. Magkaribal (ABS-CBN) - 10.3%
8. Bantatay (GMA-7) - 9.6%
9. Kokey@Ako (ABS-CBN) / iDOL (ABS-CBN) - 9.1%
10. East of Eden (GMA-7) - 8%
Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.
By Night Owl on 9:18 AM
Filed Under: Marian Rivera
Marian Rivera is the Men's Health Woman for its 2010 Guide to Style annual supplement (flip).
Marian Rivera has covered almost all of the existing fashion and lifestyle magazines in the country and this one for Men's Health is a pleasant addition to her collection.
The Kapuso network's no. 1 property is currently seen on the primetime series "Endless Love" and will soon star in the 2010 MMFF entry "Super Inday and the Magic Bibe."
Kapuso star Heart Evangelista is the covergirl of Luxe Magazine's September to November 2010 issue.
Heart's primetime soap on GMA-7, "Langit sa Piling Mo", just ended its run last September 17. Aside from being a mainstay in Party Pilipinas and a lifestyle show on QTV-11, the Kapuso star is prepping up for a new project.
She is currently in relationship with Brapanese model Daniel Kenji Matsunaga.
Heart Evangelista is currently competing in the Top 20 of the annual poll "100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines." To vote for Heart, click here.
Check out the first movie stills from Regal Films' MMFF entry "Super Inday and the Magic Bibe" starring Marian Rivera.
Also starring in the fantasy-comedy film are Mylene Dizon, John Lapus, Buboy Villar, Sabrina Man, Vice Ganda and Jake Cuenca.
Helmed by Mike Tuviera, "Super Inday" opens on Christmas Day.
GMA Network’s Grazilda never ceases to magnetize the hearts of the televiewers as she continues her adventures in finding true love in the arms of her real-life Prince Charming.
Grazilda, portrayed by Glaiza de Castro, has remained as one of the favorite primetime soaps on the Telebabad block. The original drama series, which has been receiving rave reviews from viewers and consistently posting high TV ratings, provides a unique blend of charm, entertainment and innovative magic for audiences of all ages.
The twists and conflicts in the life of Grazilda heat up as she finds herself staying in the same house with the man she abhors, Eric played by Geoff Eigenmann. His real identity will be revealed to everyone, that he actually came from a well-off family but was disowned by his grandfather.
Fernando confesses to Veronne his dark past. Grazilda’s heart breaks after she sees in her dreams her homeless mother Matilda and sister Anatalia wandering in the middle of the snowstorm in Fantasia. She wants to return to Fernando’s house to get the magical snow globe and rescue them.
Meanwhile, the adorable Fairy Godmother, given life by Jolina Magdangal, softens her heart toward Grazilda and uses her wand to put magic in her necklace.
How will this magical necklace change the life of Grazilda? Will romance spark between Grazilda and Eric? Can Grazilda find the snow globe and save Matilda and Anatalia?
Grazilda airs weeknights right after Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown on GMA Telebabad.
By Night Owl on 8:15 AM
“Welcome to the Glee club!" With these words, McKinley High’s Glee club coach Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) invites Filipina exchange student Sunshine Corazon to join his group, New Directions. He has been suitably impressed, after hearing Sunshine's soaring vocals in a rendition of the song “Listen," originally sung by Beyoncé. One member of the team, however, is less than enthused about the whole thing. Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), lead singer of New Directions, sits with a forced smile throughout Sunshine’s audition, despite the standing ovation and wholehearted approval from everyone else in the group. Sunshine Corazon is played, of course, by Pinay singing sensation Charice Pempengco, who has gained international fame through appearances on the Oprah Winfrey show, the release of her hit single “Pyramid," and collaborations with Celine Dion and other big names in the music industry.
Charice made her debut in the first episode of Glee, season 2, in black-framed glasses and pigtails, a petite girl with an astonishingly full voice. She is set to be a recurring character on the show. The Glee season 2 premier aired in the Philippines on Wednesday at 4 p.m. on the ETC cable channel, with a replay in the evening on free television.
The season 2 premier of the hit show has been highly anticipated, in large part due to the scheduled appearance of Charice as a rival of the competitive and confident lead character, Rachel. The episode, titled “Audition," centers around the efforts of Schuester to recruit new members when the budget of the glee club is slashed by the school administration. While putting up posters in the girls’ bathroom inviting students to join, Rachel notices Sunshine. “You're from the Philippines, where it's sunny everyday," Rachel says brightly. “Except for the monsoons," Sunshine points out. Rachel is astounded when Sunshine, in earphones, begins singing along to the pop song “Telephone," popularized by Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Rachel starts singing too, but the duet makes it clear that her role as the star of New Directions is threatened by Sunshine's voice. Later, Rachel complains to the other members of the Glee club. "There is a new student at this school named Sunshine who is a Filipino and is shorter than me, which I didn't think was possible, and is very unnerving." Reluctantly, Rachel adds, “And she has a remarkable voice."
After Rachel hatches a couple of plots to sabotage Sunshine’s audition, including sending her to a crack house, their rivalry culminates with the acceptance of Sunshine into the Glee club. But there are twists in the episode which dashes Schuester’s hopes of gaining valuable new additions to his group.—Larissa Mae Suarez/JV, GMANews.TV
Solidly banking on their nationwide fan base and star appeal, GMA Network prides itself for discovering an extraordinary group of young stars popularly known as TWEENS.
As each Tween discovers something new on their personal lives like their family crises, their real identities, new flames and the realization that there is more to what they think they are and what others see them to be, it is only fitting to feature them in their own drama series where they can truly shine.
Beginning September 26, the Tween Royalties of GMA headlined by Barbie Forteza and Joshua Dionisio, Bea Binene and Jake Vargas together with Joyce Ching, Kristoffer Martin, Lexi Fernandez, Louise de los Reyes and Derek Monasterio are all set to grab the limelight in the network’s newest youth-oriented drama series every Sunday afternoon, REEL LOVE presents TWEEN HEARTS.
Basking in the success of their flourishing careers, these Tweens are ready to regale televiewers and their legions of fans and supporters in the eight-part episode of Tween Hearts which features an endearing storyline and characterization, intriguing plots, and universal theme for all ages.
After many years of separation, Bambi (Barbie) is finally reunited with her mom Irene (Sylvia Sanchez) and younger sister Belinda (Bea). She lived a simple life with her father Ted (Emilio Garcia) in the province while Belinda experienced a luxurious lifestyle with Irene in the city.
The differences between Bambi and Belinda ignited further tensions which are also triggered by the special attention given by Irene to Bambi to catch up and make up for the lost time they were not together.
Belinda finds comfort in the arms of Jacob, known as one of the school’s outcasts. Jacob offers reassuring words to Belinda which later on develops into a special friendship between the two.
Aside from Bambi’s newfound home, she also transfers to Belinda’s campus where she meets a new batch of friends including Luisa (Louise), Aya (Joyce) and Jacob (Jake). Adding spice to her school life are Leslie (Lexi), Rick (Derek) and Josh (Joshua).
Josh is widely known as the over-achiever in the campus. He spends more time alone and often rejects the rules imposed by his sister Rose (Roxanne Barcelo). Nothing can get in his way except Bambi who softens his heart and strong persona.
Meanwhile, Rick, Belinda and Leslie organize an underground victory party in celebration of the championship won by the varsity team. Even the school’s “outcasts” headed by Bambi, Jacob, Aya and Luisa arrive at the festivity.
In the middle of the party, a commotion erupts which is masterminded by Josh. Everyone is reprimanded and the school authorities order them to attend a recollection as punishment.
The students think it is the usual recollection but they get the shock of their lives when they discover that the affair will be in the form of various activities that will test their strengths, weaknesses, emotions and their way of thinking.
What will happen to these bitter sisters? Will an earnest apology be enough to heal the wounds that rip them apart? Will Bambi become the perfect tool to warm the heart of the bully Josh? Will the music geek Jacob be able to tame the spoiled brat Belinda? Who will win Chris’ heart between Leslie and Aya? Who will end up victorious in the never-ending battle of Luisa and Rick?
In preparation for their roles, the entire cast underwent extensive workshops and trainings facilitated by the episode’s director Gina Alajar. Rounding up the cast are Sylvia Sanchez as Irene, Emilio Garcia as Ted and Roxanne Barcelo as Rose with a team of seasoned scriptwriters headed by Kit Villanueva-Langit together with Roy Iglesias as Senior Creative Consultant and Denoy Navarro-Punio as Creative Consultant.
Don’t miss Part 1 of REEL LOVE presents TWEEN HEARTS this Sunday, September 26 on GMA.
After all that karma that has been thrown their way, Sylvia (Vaness del Moral) and Godo (Jim Pebangco) still continue with their wicked ways. Who will finally change, and earn everyone's forgiveness? And who will remain evil till the very end?
Orang (Carla Abellana) and Danny (Geoff Eigenmann), despite having to endure an endless amount of pain and suffering, remain strong in the face of tragedy. Will they be able to start all over and build a new life together? Will true love prevail?
Under the direction of Joel Lamagan, Sinenovela Presents: Basahang Ginto also stars Celia Rodriguez, Jackie Lou Blanco, Rita Avila, Samantha Lopez, Tony Mabesa, Kevin Santos, Dominic Roco, Bearwin Meily, Dion Afi, Charming Lagusad, and Byron Ortile.
The finale week of this Sinenovela airs this week after Trudis Liit on GMA Dramarama Sa Hapon.
Lean has never tasted milk from his mother and instead drank rice coffee for most of his 3 years. In Pasacao, 80% of the children weighed were severely malnourished and all of them are coffee drinkers. Because of poverty, most people in Pasacao believe that coffee is enough to feed a child. But how much nutritional value does coffee really have?
What happened to Lean? Kara David's search for answers takes her to Bulacan in search of Lean's mother, then to Manila where medical records show Lean was once a healthy baby. As the child's history unfolds, Kara discovers how coffee became a great determinant of Lean's condition.
I-WITNESS airs this Monday, after Saksi, only on GMA Network.
Based on data supplier AGB Nielsen Philippines, Grazilda enjoyed an impressive opening with 14.5 percent Mega Manila people rating last Monday, September 13. On Tuesday and Wednesday, it ruled once again with 14.4 percent and 13.7 percent on the weeknight primetime race, respectively.
Anticipation is high for interesting twist incorporated on the well-loved Cinderella fairy tale which exposes the crossover between fantasy and reality of the characters of the wicked stepsisters, the stepmother, and the prince. Filipinos instantly fell in love with the brave, out-of-the-ordinary heroine, one of the ugly stepsisters herself, Grazilda.
Glaiza, along with the rest of the ensemble cast, are able to give remarkable performances to their respective roles which by far exceeded everyone’s expectations. Glaiza shines in her own way as the antagonist turned protagonist of the drama series which excites and surprises her adoring fans and supporters.
More exciting spins will unfold as Grazilda crosses the boundaries of the real world where she meets her long-lost father Fernando (Joel Torre) and stepmother Veronne (Cherie Gil) and stepsisters Cindy (Yasmien Kurdi) and Tonette (Stef Prescott). Her life will crumble after discovering that her mother Matilda (Rio Locsin) and sister Anatalia (Dyanin Cruz) are being maltreated in Fantasia.
How will Grazilda cope with her struggles in the real world now that she is stuck to live with own wicked stepmother and stepsisters? Will Eric (Geoff) become Grazilda’s dashing prince charming?
Grazilda airs weeknights right after Survivor Philippines Celebrity Showdown on GMA Telebabad.
K-POP meets P-POP features electrifying performances from Korean heartthrob Kim Hyun Joong and one of Korea’s most popular and most influential boy bands BEAST together with the country’s most promising teen concert performers, XLR8 and the POP GIRLS.
Kim Hyun Joong has already made a name for himself as the leader of the boyband SS501, numerous soap operas and sold-out concerts. BEAST, which means Boys of the East Standing Tall, has been enjoying great popularity not only in Seoul but also in different cities in Asia.
The concert boasts of back to back performances from these talented artists showcasing all their chart-topping hits, their pretty-boy looks and their glitzy dance moves in front of their legions of screaming and adoring fans at the Araneta Coliseum. K-Pop fanatics will definitely have a blast as BEAST performs their popular songs “Special”, “Bad Girl”, “Mystery”, “Oasis”, “Easy” and smash hit single “Shock”.
With such addictive tracks and great showmanship, K-Pop culture has reached its highest popularity level in the country and it is only fitting to feature them in a fusion concert with our very own Pinoy Pop idols.
“K-Pop Meets P-Pop” airs this Sunday, September 19, on GMA Network’s SNBO.
Beginning Monday, September 20, television’s newest canine hero – a lovable, frisky, and intelligent yellow Labrador – takes centerstage in GMA Network’s newest original primetime drama about an extraordinary bond between a dog and his master, Bantatay.
Leading the dynamic pack of actors and actresses that make up the cast of Bantatay is action star-turned-comedian/celebrity dad Raymart Santiago, who will breathe life to the character of Bernard, a loving and kind-hearted father who works as a veterinarian. Bernard will experience an early death in the story but by a startling twist of fate, returns to life after inhabiting the body of a Labrador Retriever named Bantay.
In the beginning, Bantay serves as a guide dog to Joanna (Jennica Garcia), a spirited blind girl who lost her vision in an accident. Despite her handicap, Joanna is able to maintain a normal life with the help of Bantay and her Lolo Estong, who generously provide her with unconditional love and affection.
Sadly, their simple life turns devastatingly complicated after a fire burns down their house, killing Lolo Estong and injuring Joanna and Bantay. The rescuers are able to save Joanna, but accidentally left the poor dog behind. Bantay, determined to be reunited with his master, chases after the ambulance until it was no longer in sight.
Right at the same time, Bernard (Raymart Santiago), along with his wife Marcela (Gelli de Belen), and children Emily (Krystal Reyes), Junix (Renz Valerio), and Farrah (Sweet Ramos), is on his way home and finds Bantay in his weakened state. He brings the dog home, treats him in his small clinic, and eventually decides to keep Bantay until they find his real owner.
For months, Bantay faithfully returns to their old house hoping to see Joanna but after a while, he figures out that his new home is now with the Razons. Bantay grows particularly close to Bernard and becomes his constant and most trusted companion.
But their happy and peaceful life will turn upside down after Marcela mysteriously disappears one evening, a scheme orchestrated by their evil relatives, Vangie (Eva Darren) and Daisy (Camille Prats), who insists on claiming Bernard’s ancestral house.
After such devastating event, a group of masked men enters Bernard’s house and shoots him in front of his children. Bernard will have a difficult time accepting his death and will give anything to have his life back.
By an unexpected turn of events, Bernard surprisingly wakes up to find himself inside the body of his pet Labrador, alive and about to set forth on a new journey as Bantatay.
Will Bernard be able to complete his mission before his new lease on life expires? Will Joanna ever get her vision back and in the event that she does, will she still come looking for Bantay?
Completing the cast are Gary Estrada as Simon, Marcela’s obsessive first boyfriend, Al Tantay as Rigo, Joanna’s uncle who owns a pet shop in Cartimar, Marissa Delgado as Clarita, Marcela’s materialistic mother, Carl Guevarra as Norbert, a pet shop employee who will later fall in love with Joanna, Elmo Magalona as Artie, Joanna’s co-worker and ally, Sheena Halili as Ming-ming, Joanna’s funny and dependable friend, Jessie Corcuera as Frankie, Bernard’s assistant in his veterinary clinic, Kier Legaspi as Bruno, Vangie’s alcoholic and lethargic son, Prince Stefan as Calvin, Joanna’s wealthy suitor, Maybeline Dela Cruz as Lilian, Artie’s abusive mother, and Isabel Nesreen Frial as Len-Len, Artie’s little sister. The lovable character of Bantay will be played by a two-year old Lab whose real name is Charlie.
Directed by Don Michael Perez and written by Des Severino, Bantatay is certain to appeal to anyone from any age bracket as it provides a touching and inspiring interpretation of a father’s undying love for his children, and his special relationship with the so-called “man’s best friend”.
The show, which is conceptualized by RJ Nuevas, also inculcates correct animal treatment among viewers, especially the young ones, by imparting useful information on proper pet care through a special segment shown at end of each episode in partnership with the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).
Follow the amusing, exciting, and heartwarming adventures of Bantatay beginning Monday, Septmber 20, before 24 Oras on GMA Telebabad.
Viewers in the United States can watch Bantatay beginning September 22; and in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East on September 23 through GMA Pinoy TV, the international channel of GMA Network.
By Night Owl on 12:56 AM
Filed Under: Party Pilipinas
By Night Owl on 12:52 AM
Filed Under: GMA News and Public Affairs
GMA Network of the Philippines has revised its guidelines on safety and ethics in crisis coverage.
As part of the changes, the new guidelines call on employees to ““assume that police may not be able to handle media or a crowd. Thus we must know when and how to restrain ourselves.”
The guidelines also stipulate a “renewed commitment” to avoid interviewing or talking to hostage takers.
The changes reflect the soul-searching underway in the country’s media industry over its role in the botched rescue of tourists held by a sole gunman on August 23. Media — broadcast in particular — have been heavily criticized for its minute-by-minute coverage of the fiasco and are now the subject of a Senate inquiry.
Investigations show that the hostage taker Rolando Mendoza was watching live coverage of events inside the hijacked bus. Mendoza was also interviewed on radio during the crisis, which police say prevented negotiators from reaching him. In one report, an ABS-CBN journo gave details of the police positions ahead of the failed assault.
GMA should be applauded for taking the high road on this. No life should ever be sacrificed the pursuit of any story. I’d like to see the measures adopted by other major news organizations.
Ultimately, it comes down to cooperation among media agencies. I hope this incident will force an open channel of communication among news executives during times of crisis. We may be competing to get the story out, but ultimately, we’re all in this together and that’s how our audience will remember it.
By Night Owl on 9:45 PM
Filed Under: Survivor Philippines
By Night Owl on 10:47 PM
The heat is on! Voting starts now for the finals of 100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines for 2010.
The final 20 will now vie for your votes via Starmometer's Facebook Page. This will ensure 100% transparency and accuracy as each respondent’s vote(s) is recorded and his/her identity is seen by other respondents. This process will virtually eliminate any doubts and suspicion on cheating, thereby making the results more reliable and accurate reflecting the unified choice of the majority.
Voting for your favorite female celebrity to be "the most beautiful woman in the country" is easy. Simply follow these steps:
HOW TO VOTE
1. Log-in to your Facebook account. If you don't have a facebook account yet, simply register at www.facebook.com.
2. Go to Starmometer's Facebook Page and click "LIKE."
3. Proceed to the "Photos" section at the left sidebar and click the album entitled "100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines for 2010 - Final 20." The pictures of the 20 finalists will be displayed.
4. Click the image of your favorite celebrity to enlarge the photo.
5. Under the photo, simply click on the word "like" to vote.
6. Please take note that you must be logged-in to your Facebook account and you must be a fan of Starmometer's Facebook Page in order to cast your vote. If you're not registered as a fan, the word "like" below the image will not appear.
The final poll started last September 7 and will be concluded on the midnight of October 24, 2010.
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