By Night Owl on 9:37 PM
Filed Under: Tropang Potchi
This Saturday, Sab and Julian share facts about various kinds of discs. They try playing the classic sport called Ultimate Disc and also meet a collector of vintage vinyl records, which were used before CDs and MP3 players were invented. The duo then discovers that disc jockeys or DJs still use vinyl records to create effects on their turntables.
Meanwhile, a problem sets in as Miggy invites Bianca’s friend, Joana, to the Potchi house. Miggy does not know that Bianca has been keeping grudges toward Joana and this encounter suddenly sparks a confrontation between the girls. Can the tropa help Bianca and Joana sort things out?
Catch another episode filled with learnings and values in this program which was given Special Citation for Best Children and Youth Program in the 33rd Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA).
Directed by Louie Ignacio, “Tropang Potchi” airs every Saturday at 8:30AM on GMA-7.
Namayagpag ang mga programa ng GMA 7, GMA News TV at DZBB sa ginanap na 33rd Catholic Mass Media Awards sa San Carlos Seminary.
Ginawaran ang mga natatanging programa na nagpamalas ng mga kagandahang asal at nagtuturo ng mga magagandang aral sa bawat manonoood.
Kabilang sa mga pinarangalan ay ang programang Pepito Manaloto na nasungkit ang Best Comedy Program dahil sa natatanging konsepto ng pagpapatawa na nagpapamalas ng kagandahang asal at nagtuturo ng magagandang aral sa bawat manonood saan man sa mundo.
Samantala, nakatanggap rin ang nasabing programa ng Special Award for Insurance Education through the Media sa 1st PIRA Awards na ginanap noong ika-21 ng Oktubre sa The Peninsula Hotel sa Makati City. Kinilala ng 1st PIRA Awards ang episode ng Pepito Manaloto noong ika-11 ng Setyembre na nagpakita ng kahalagahan ng pagkakaroon ng life insurance.
Ngayong Linggo sa Pepito Manaloto, maiiisipang sumali nina Maria (Mosang) at Baby (Janna Dominguez) sa isang beauty pageant. Subalit, magkakaroon sila ng hindi pagkakaunawaan tungkol dito na magtutulak saa pagbaback-out ng isa sa kanila upang mapagbigyang katuparan ang pangarap ng isa na maging isang beauty queen. Sino kaya sa kanilang dalawa ang magpaparaya?
Sa kabilang dako, matapos manganak ni Elsa (Manilyn Reynes) makakaranas ito ng ‘Postpartum Depression’ kaya feeling niya ay pumangit siya. Dahil dito, gagawin naman ni Pepito (Michael V.) ang lahat para ipadama kay Elsa na siya ang pinakamagandang beauty queen sa buhay ni Pepito.
Panoorin na ang patuloy na gumagandang kwento ng 1st PIRA Awards’ Awardee for Insurance Education through the Media at CMMA’s Best Comedy Program na Pepito Manaloto, tuwing Linggo, pagkatapos ng 24 Oras Weekend sa GMA 7.
This November, Starstruck 5 Ultimate Female Survivor Sarah Lahbati topbills the drama series, "Kokak", on GMA-7. Her much-awaited break brings mixed feelings of excitement and a bit of anxiety because of her fear of frogs. Ironically, playing the lead role in the new series means she will be working with frogs.
"Kokak" is based on the popular comic series created by Ruben Marcelino about a frog who transforms into a beautiful woman. The comic series' movie adaptation starred by Rachel Lobangco and Gabby Concepcion became a hit in 1989.
All smiles, Sarah shared how she broke the good news to her mom. "Sabi ko, 'Ma, tinanggal na ako sa Time Of My Life. Wala na akong show...." And when her mom asked why she was pulled out from the show, she happily told her that she is going to play the lead role in a new program.
Sarah also expressed excitement about her first team-up with Kapuso leading man, TJ Trinidad. "Mayroon ding nerbyos kasi siyempre hindi kami magkakilala. Pero, thankful ako that we had workshops na nakatulong para mas mag-loosen up kami, na mas makilala namin yung isa't isa", added the "Kokak" lead star.
Aside from acting workshops under the supervision of Mark Espinosa, Sarah also followed a strict diet to prepare for her role, which she describes as a little sexy. When she has time, she also tries to squeeze Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts into her schedule.
Playing the lead role is a big challenge for Sarah but aside from doing drama, "the biggest challenge would be that I'll be showing more skin than the usual," explained the young actress.
Also in the cast of "Kokak" are JC Tiuseco (portraying Sarah's other leading man), Jessa Zaragoza, Gary Estrada, Ms. Caridad Sanchez, Deborah Sun, Vaness Del Moral, Frencheska Farr, Ervic Vijandre.
The creative team of "Kokak" includes Creative Director Jun Lana, Headwriter Dode Cruz, Afternoon Prime Head Roy Iglesias, Creative Consultant Des Garbes-Severino, writers Mitchicko Yamamoto, Ronalyn Sales, Luningning Ribay and brainstormers Gilda Olvidado and Obet Villela. Production is supervised by: GMA VP for Drama, Lilybeth G. Rasonable; AVP for Drama, Redgie Acuña-Magno; and Program Manager Helen Rose S. Sese with Executive Producer Joy Lumboy.
Directed by Ricky Davao, "Kokak" begins airing this November on GMA-7's Afternoon Prime.Ito ang Drama.
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100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines, also known as “100 Most Beautiful Pinays” is an annual poll conducted exclusively by Starmometer.com since 2006. Now on its 6th year, the poll remains the same: powered by fans, tabulated online, real time results, transparent and free! You don’t need to spend money by text voting, all you need is to get online and vote.
Since Angel Locsin topped this annual survey for 5 years in a row, the Kapamilya young superstar is now being elevated in our poll's "Hall of Fame"!
This means a brand new winner will emerge this year!
Below are this year's nominees. Choose a maximum of 10 women that you think best epitomize the words "beautiful" and "Filipina".
Vote here (you can vote one up to maximum of 10 for each group):
From the Top 100 votegetters, we will select the Top 20 finalists who will battle it out for this year’s title via a special poll in Starmometer’s Facebook Page. This will ensure 100% transparency and accuracy as a respondent can only vote once and his/her vote and identity are seen by other respondents.
The poll will run for 7 days. Voting will be open until midnight of October 29, 2011. The Top 20 will be revealed on Sunday, October 30. The final poll will begin on the same day and will last for 3 weeks.
The new Most Beautiful Pinay will be named on November 21, 2011 to be based only from your votes.
By Night Owl on 1:36 AM
“Spooky Nights Presents: Sanggol” is a horror-thriller about a vengeful tiyanak terrorizing a community where a pregnant woman named Maria (Lovi) lives. Upon conceiving her child with Hector (TJ Trinidad), Maria knows that her mother, Aling Cecil (Tanya Gomez), will disapprove of her circumstance – pregnant out of wedlock.
True enough, Aling Cecil wants Maria to abort the child but the latter disagrees. As Maria decides to keep the baby, Aling Cecil locks her up and stops her from working and talking to anyone except her childhood friend, Nimfa (Andrea Torres).
During Maria’s pregnancy, she is constantly haunted by cries of a baby and by a bloody child who keeps on appearing to her.
Later, the town experiences a series of scary events that leads them into concluding that a tiyanak creeps around them to take vengeance. It first attacked the abortionist, Madam Ora (Lui Manansala), and then victimized many others.
After some time, it is revealed that Aling Cecil has something to do with the haunting tiyanak. What could this connection be? Can Maria, her child, Hector and Aling Cecil get away from the horrifying creature?
Also starring Victor Aliwalas as James, Jackie Woo as Kintaro and Luz Fernandez as Soledad, “Spooky Nights Presents: Sanggol” is created by Director Uro Q. Dela Cruz and Headwriter Senedy Que.
Do not miss Lovi Poe’s stint in “Spooky Nights” this Saturday after Manny Many Prizes on GMA-7.
By Night Owl on 12:17 AM
Filed Under: Catholic Mass Media Awards
The Company’s leading broadcast platforms – national ratings winner GMA Channel 7, Philippines’ leading news channel GMA News TV (GNTV), and Super Radyo DZBB 594 khz were vested with honors for “using the mass media to promote Christian values in an outstanding way.”
Leading the pack of GMA winners is the station’s flagship newscast, 24 Oras. The most trusted primetime newscast anchored by Mike Enriquez and Mel Tiangco won as this year’s Best News Program.
Early morning public affairs show Unang Hirit was awarded as Television’s Best Public Service Program; while GNTV’s flagship newscast State of the Nation with Jessica Soho was awarded as Best News Magazine Program.
Sandra Aguinaldo’s “Pasan Pasan,” which aired over the longest-running documentary program I-witness, won as Best Educational Program, while television’s pioneering environmental and wildlife show Born To Be Wild won a Special Citation for Best Adult Educational Program.
The Michael V.-starrer Pepito Manaloto, the country’s first-ever reality sitcom, won as Best Comedy Program; the Sunday primetime talk show Mel and Joey, which bid farewell in July 2011, won as Best Talk Show; while the Sunday variety show Party Pilipinas won as Best Entertainment Program. The Saturday morning children’s show Tropang Potchi won a Special Citation for Best Children and Youth Program.
Meanwhile, the country’s fastest growing AM station in terms of listenership, Super Radyo DZBB 594 khz, bagged four awards.
“Ikaw Na Ba? The Presidential Interview” hosted by veteran radio anchor Mike Enriquez, a special radio program produced during the height of the 2010 election campaign, won as Best Educational Program for the Radio category.
DZBB’s Aksyon Oro Mismo hosted by Gani Oro won as Radio’s Best Public Service Program. DZBB programs Bangon Na, Bayan, anchored by Joel Reyes Zobel; and Super Balita Sa Tanghali, Nationwide!, anchored by Melo del Prado and Gani Oro won Special Citations for Best News Commentary and Best News Program in the Radio category, respectively.
Established in 1978 by Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin, the CMMA is annually vested to outstanding works aired or published over mass media.
By Night Owl on 4:02 AM
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Naging masaya at talaga namang pinag-usapan ang 1st part ng Bubble Gang 4 x 4: The Anniversary Special noong Biyernes. Kasabay nito ang pamamayagpag ng "Bubble Gang" sa micro-blogging site na Twitter, bilang isa sa mga trending topics sa Pilipinas.
Pinatunayan nito na nangunguna pa rin sila sa pagbibigay ng kasiyahan sa mga Kapuso saan mang sulok sa mundo.
Ngayong Biyernes, ipagpapatuloy ng Bubble Gang 4 x 4 ang selebrasyon ng kanilang ika-16 na anibersaryo sa pagbibigay ng hindi malilimutang programa para sa mga manonood.
Hindi dapat palampasin sa 2nd part ng Bubble Gang 4 x 4: The Anniversary Special ang pagbabalik ng phenomal trio na sina Brod Pete, Brod Jocel at Brod Willy sa Ang Dating Doon. Makikigulo rin ang mga Kapuso Stars na sina Solenn Heussaff at Rocco Nacino sa kwelang sina Moymoy Palaboy para sa isang comical music video.
Samantala, muling babalikan ng Bubble Gang 4 x 4 ang mga characters na tumatak sa puso ng mga manonood sa nakalipas na labing-anim na taon.
Kaya naman huwag ng magpapahuli, samahan sina Ogie Alcasid, Michael V, Rufa Mae Quinto, Antonio Aquitania, Dennis Trillo, Maureen Larrazabal, Boy 2 Quizon, Diego, Moymoy Palaboy, Myka Flores, Bubblets na sina Jackie Rice, Gwen Zamora, Ellen Adarna at Sam Pinto sa 2nd part ng Bubble Gang 4 x 4: The Anniversary Special ngayong Biyernes (October 21), pagkatapos ng Inside Protégé, sa GMA-7.
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Sa labing anim na taong pangunguna ng Bubble Gang sa pagbibigay ng hindi matatawarang programa at kasiyahan, siguradong hindi nila bibiguin ang mga manununood sa mga inihanda nilang surpresa at kawkelahan sa kanilang 2-week anniversary episodes.
Ang nasabing anniversary ay pinamagatang Bubble Gang 4 x 4 dahil sisiguraduhin nilang 4 x 4 na kasiyahan at walang patid na halakhakan ang handog ng Bubble Gang barkada na sina: Ogie Alcasid, Michael V, Rufa Mae Quinto, Antonio Aquitania, Maureen Larrazabal, Boy 2 Quizon, Diego, Moymoy Palaboy, Myka Flores, kasama ang Bubblets na sina Jackie Rice, Gwen Zamora, Ellen Adarna at Sam Pinto.
Sa News Balita, ihahatid ng comedy duo na sina Ogie Alcasid at Michael V. ang awit ni Lady Gaga bilang isang news item at ita-translate nila ito sa Filipino.
Paiinitin naman ng hindi mapatumbang si Boy Pick-Up ang anniversary episodes ng Bubble Gang sa mga hinanda niyang pick-up lines na paniguradong bibihag sa mga puso ng bawat Pinoy.
Huwag ring pahuhuli sa inaabangang paghaharap nina Cheche at Angelina. May pai-staran kayang magaganap? At sino kaya sa kanila ang mas sikat?
Makikisaya rin sa Bubble Gang 2-week anniversary special ang mga Kapuso News personalities na sina Mike Enriquez, Arnold Clavio at Kapuso Stars na sina Heart Evangelista and Dennis Trillo.
Samantala, magbabalik tanaw ang Bubble Gang 4 x 4 sa koleksyon ng mga pinasikat nilang famous lines mula sa di malilimutang TV commercials sa nakalipas na labing-anim na taon.
Maki-celebrate na kasama ang inyong BG barkada at huwag palampasin ang 2-week anniversary special ng Bubble Gang 4x4 na ipapalabas ngayong October 14 at 21, 2011 pagkatapos ng Inside Protégé sa GMA 7.
On Monday (October 10), GMA-7 airs the pilot episode of “Cinderella Man”, a Koreanovela that narrates a masculine version of the fairy tale, Cinderella.
Kwon Sang Woo, who also stars in Big Thing, plays the two lead characters in “Cinderella Man”. As Brian and Rodney, he portrays two amazingly identical men whose lives are intertwined because of fashion and a secret past.
Despite their striking resemblance, Brian and Rodney come from very different walks of life. Brian sells clothes in a marketplace and hopes to get into the fashion industry. Meanwhile, Rodney secretly wants to be a chef but forcibly manages a fashion empire that he is about to inherit.
What happens when their paths cross and they decide to switch identities? Will their lives get better or worse? What could be the mysterious past that ties their lives?
Watch Cinderella’s rags-to-riches story from a male perspective! Witness how a fairy tale turns funny as the two men attempt to live each other’s life.
“Cinderella Man” airs weekdays after Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Langit on GMA-7’s Afternoon Prime beginning October 10.
By Night Owl on 11:01 PM
Filed Under: TV Plug
The Think Before You Click campaign reminds Filipinos to stop and think twice before posting anything on social media. Dramatic stories showing the consequences of irresponsible posting was shown last night on GMA News TV's TBYC: Think Before You Click documentary which was hosted by Howie Severino with special participation of Kara David, Iza Calzado, Jun Veneracion and Elmo Magalona.
Olen Juarez-Lim, managing director of OJL Consulting Group and director of Affiliate for the Philippines for Civility Experts Worldwide, said, “The OJL Consulting Group, the premier image consulting company in the Philippines, nominated GMA Network Incorporated for the 2011 award. This prestigious award is given to corporations or organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership by promoting civility in their community, thereby contributing significantly to the betterment of society. Civility is defined by the 3 Rs: Respect, Restraint and Responsibility. We are pleased to recognize GMA network for its contribution to social responsibility and raising awareness about considerate and respectful use of the Internet and social media.”
“We are grateful for this great recognition and the support we received from all the personalities involved in the project,” said Sheila Paras, head of Creative Imaging, News. “We’re also extremely happy with the positive response the campaign has received from various sectors. We appreciate that a number of social media users continue to embrace this concept and are now thinking twice before tweeting or posting anything online.”
By Night Owl on 12:26 AM
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Ang ispesyal na anibersaryo ng nasabing programa ay pinamagatang Startalk TX Now. Kung saan ito ay pagpapatibay sa pangako ng programang makapaglahad ng patas at dalawang panig ng bawat istorya’t kontrobersiya para sa mga manonood.
Pinangungunahan ng mga respetadong showbiz authorities ng bansa na sina Lolit Solis, Butch Francisco, Joey de Leon at Ricky Lo – sisiguraduhin nilang mas marami pa silang ihahatid na eksklusibong reports, kaabang-abang na segments at eksplosibong mga interviews sa bawat episode.
Sa October 8, 2011, ilalantad ng Startalk TX Now ang “16 explosive questions” na ibabato sa mga sikat na artista. Ito ay mga katanungang gustong ibato ng mga tagasubaybay sa kanilang mga paboritong artista. Ito ay hahatiin sa tatlong major segments: Past is Fast (Mga isyu na natapos na at nasa proseso na ng pagmo-move-on); Present is Perfect (Mga kwento o isyung tumatalakay sa current relationships na sa ngayon ay nasa magandang estado) at Future is Tense (Mga isyu at kontrobersiyang hindi hinaharap ng mga artista noon, susubukang bigyang linaw NOW).
Paniguradong ang Startalk TX Now ay magmamarka na naman sa kasaysayan ng Talkshows sa Pilipinas.
At sa kanilang ika-16 na anibersaryo, mas lalong pagbubutihin at pagtitibayin ng Startalk ang kanilang reputasyon bilang longest running talk show ng bansa. Ipagpapatuloy nila ang paghahatid ng totoo, wasto at may kabuluhang showbiz balita tuwing Sabado.
Isang back-to-back League of Intrigues ang hatid ng GMA ngayong weekend! Abangan ang pinakaabangang anniversary celebration ng Startalk TX Now ngayong Sabado, October 8, 2011, pagkatapos ng Eat Bulaga. Huwag rin kaligtaan ang pagbuhos ng mga maiinit na issues at kontrobersiya na hatid ng Showbiz Central ngayong Linggo, October 9, 2011, pagkatapos ng Tween Hearts sa GMA.
GMA 7 celebrates 10 years of superior drama with Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin remake.
Beginning October 10, GMA-7 revitalizes one of its most memorable primetime dramas with the remake of Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin. The 2011 version stars Kapuso Tweens Barbie Forteza, Joshua Dionisio, Joyce Ching and Kristoffer Martin, and will air in the afternoon block after Pahiram ng Isang Ina.
Having been part of several top-rating programs, and recently, of the movie Tween Academy, all four have proven their bankability and huge fan base. They now have the opportunity to appear in this original GMA drama, which had such a strong following when it first aired ten years ago.
The original version starred Angelika dela Cruz, Sunshine Dizon, Sherwin Ordoñez, and Cogie Domingo, whose careers skyrocketed after appearing in “ILAM”. In this modern remake, Barbie will play Angelika’s role as Mylene/Catherine, the rightful heiress of the Fuentebellas, while Joyce will assume Sunshine’s character as Clarissa, Mylene’s cousin who will pose as Mylene. On the other hand, Joshua takes on the role of Sir Charles, Katherine’s compassionate neighbor portrayed in the original version by Sherwin, while Kristoffer will star as Jepoy, Clarissa’s best friend who will eventually fall in love with her, as originally played by Cogie.
Completing the cast are other reputable names in the industry including Gardo Versoza as Ferdinand, Mylene/Katherine’s rich father, Sheryl Cruz as Amara Luna, Ferdinand’s manipulative sister, Tanya Garcia as Lilian, Mylene/Katherine’s poor mother whom Amara Luna dislikes, Matet de Leon as Ising, the woman who assumed responsibility as Katherine’s mother, Ehra Madrigal as Dr. Katrina, Lilian’s doctor who will fall for Ferdinand, Ernie Garcia as Badong, a small-time crook who will adopt Clarissa, Carla Estrada as Loida, Badong’s ill-tempered wife, Joko Diaz as Berto, Clarissa’s indolent father, Kier Legaspi as Joel, a policeman and Jepoy’s father, Maricar de Mesa as Helena, Charles’ successful yet domineering mother, Shirley Fuentes as Racquel, an abusive lady whom Katherine works for, Victor Aliwalas as Rommel, Ferdinand’s trusted friend, Ella Cruz as Britney, Raquel’s equally condescending daughter, and Ms. Carmen Soriano as Lola Señora, Raquel’s mother who has a soft spot for Katherine.
Despite having different personalities, Mylene (Barbie Forteza) and Clarissa (Joyce Ching) are each other’s best friend. The two are inseparable until a landslide strikes their community, which causes Mylene to suffer from amnesia.
While wearing Mylene’s necklace, Clarissa ends up in a slum area, where she grows up in the care of a family of crooks. Here, she becomes friends with Jepoy (Kristoffer Martin), whose father (Kier Legaspi) sees Clarissa as a bad influence to his son.
Meanwhile, Mylene lives a difficult, new life as Katherine renamed by Ising (Matet de Leon), the woman who saved her from the landslide. After Ising is accused of stealing from the evil Raquel (Shirley Fuentes), Katherine needed to work as a house maid to pay for Ising’s debts and to get her out of prison. Having no memory of her former life, she meets her only friend and confidante in Charles (Joshua Dionisio), the son of their next-door neighbor.
Both girls have learned to accept their fate until Clarissa runs into Ferdinand (Gardo Versoza), who mistakes her for being her missing daughter for she is still wearing Mylene’s necklace. Clarissa sees this as an opportunity to lead a more comfortable life and pretends to be Mylene. She then lives in the Fuentebella mansion, to the dismay of her good friend Jepoy.
By a startling twist of fate, Clarissa then pretending to be Mylene, crosses paths with Charles and develops romantic feelings for him. As she tries to attract Charles, Clarissa points false allegations at Katherine, without realizing that Katherine and her cousin Mylene are one and the same.
When will the secrets about Clarissa’s real identity be revealed? Will Jepoy continue to pursue Clarissa despite her being a new person? Will Charles be able to set Katherine free from all the pains and heartaches? Will Katherine’s memory ever return?
The answers to these questions will be uncovered once more in this original story about hiding and realizing one’s true identity.
Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin, an original teleplay by Dode Cruz, will be reinterpreted by headwriter Kit Villanueva-Langit and director Roderick Lindayag. It will begin airing on October 10 after Pahiram ng Isang Ina on GMA Afternoon Prime.