By Night Owl on 9:39 PM
Filed Under: GMA News TV
Herson Hinolan was a hard-hitting radio broadcaster for Bombo Radyo Kalibo. Hinolan’s bombastic and aggressive commentary earned him the ire of many Aklanon politicians. Colleagues remember that Hinolan even engaged in a heated argument with Lezo Mayor Alfredo Arcenio while on the air, to the point where the two challenged each other to a gunfight.
Hinolan was shot on the night of Nov. 13 2004 upon emerging from a town carnival. The gunman and an accomplice fled the scene on board a motorcycle. A few days later, police achieved a major breakthrough when three witnesses came forward to identify the gunman as Mayor Arcenio himself. The three executed affidavits stating that they saw Arcenio walk behind Hinolan and pull the trigger before jumping onto a bodyguard’s motorcycle. With three witnesses in the bag, authorities thought it was “case closed.”
A few months after the murder, however, one witness after another recanted, contradicting their earlier affidavits. Seven years later, the case is still pending before the Cebu Regional Trial Court. In an interview with the PCIJ, Mayor Arcenio says he never attempted to influence any of the witnesses.
Don’t miss The Herson Hinolan Case: SEE NO EVIL, the second instalment of the five-part series of PCIJ Media Killings this Saturday, November 26, 9.55pm after Front Row on GMA News TV.
By Night Owl on 8:54 PM
The series of courses, which successfully ran from November 14 to 17 in GMA Network, is the second of four legs spearheaded by the French government this year.
The four-day seminar sought to improve and match with international standards the participants’ skills in creating soap operas, a format especially popular in the Philippines. Topics that were covered include character treatment, dialogue elaboration, among other new and emerging trends in drama.
Two French television experts namely, Benoit Delorme, producer, TV director, and concept developer of several French and international productions, and Nans Delgado, scriptwriter, creative director, and artistic coordinator for well known production houses, and TV and movie companies in France, shared their time and expertise with the delegates from different Asian countries.
The training program culminated with an intimate gathering graced by the representatives from the French Embassy, Mr. Martin Macalintal, Audio-Visual Attaché of the French Embassy in the Philippines, and Ms. Stephanie Rabourdin, Regional Audio-Visual Attaché of the French Embassy in Singapore, GMA Network officers, Ms. Lilybeth G. Rasonable (VP for Drama), Ms. Roxanne J. Barcelona (VP for GMA Worldwide), and Ms. Gigi S. Lara (AVP for Alternative Productions), program managers from GMA Entertainment TV and other GMA employees.
Meanwhile, Kapuso actress and Amaya cast member Roxanne Barcelo provided entertainment as she serenaded the audience with songs from the musical Chicago.
Being the first Filipino broadcast company to host the French Regional Program, GMA welcomed this opportunity to work hand in hand again with the French Entertainment Industry thru Ms. Geraldine Mouche, Program Manager for the Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD), to improve television content not just locally, but also in our neighboring countries.
GMA has been in partnership with the AIDB and the French Government for the past three years.
After holding workshops in Thailand and the Philippines, the series will continue in Malaysia and Indonesia and will run until January next year.
Cross-published in http://www.starmometer.com
By Night Owl on 9:51 AM
Galvante participated as a juror in the final round of judging for the Best Actress category, where she reviewed entries from Brazil, Hong Kong, Sweden, and United Kingdom. Galvante was a judge in the Emmys in 2006 for the Best Comedy Program category, and in 2008 for the Best Actor category.
Soho, meanwhile, was tasked to evaluate entries in the English-Language Current Affairs category, which include entries submitted by news organizations from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. This is the second time in a row that the award-winning broadcaster was chosen to judge in the Emmy Awards after being a judge in the Documentary: Asia/Africa/Middle East category last year.
Abacan also returned as a juror, now in the Comedy category. Nominees in this division include semi-finalists from each of the four Emmy judging regions, namely, Europe, Latin America, English-Language, and Asia/Africa/Middle East. Last year, Abacan was a judge in the TV Movie/Mini-Series category.
For the fifth time, Barcelona joined the panel of jurors, this time in the final round of judging for the TV Movie/Mini-Series category. She likewise reviewed the regional semi-finalists from the four abovementioned regions. The last time Barcelona judged the International Emmys was in 2008 for the TV Movie/Mini-Series category.
Known as the Oscars of the television industry, the annual International Emmy Awards is organized by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a worldwide organization composed of leading media and entertainment figures from all sectors of television including internet and mobile.
As it aims to recognize excellence in international television programming, the award-giving body gathers only the most knowledgeable TV practitioners from various fields of expertise to screen and select the winners.
The 39th International Emmy Awards was held on November 21 in New York City.
By Night Owl on 5:25 AM
Filed Under: Pepito Manaloto
Samantala, ang Pepito Manaloto lead na si Michael V ay nominado rin sa Asian TV Awards para sa kategoryang Best Comedy Performance by an Actor.
Ngayong Linggo, Ang buong pamilya ni Pepito Manaloto ay lilipat na sa bago at malaki nilang mansion. At dahil sa laki ng kanilang bahay, maiisipan ni Pepito na mag-install ng home automation system para sa kanilang seguridad.
Sa kabila ng ganda at laki ng kanilang mansyon, makakarinig sila ng himig mula sa kaluluwang umaawit na sumasabay sa tunog ng piano. Kaya naman pakiramdam nila na ang kanilang bagong tirahan ay haunted. Magdedesisyon si Pepito na kunin ang serbisyo ng isang ispiritista para makausap ang kaluluwa na bumabagag sa kanilang pamilya.
Totoo kaya na ang mansyon nina Pepito ay isang haunted? Matuklasan kaya ng ispiritista ang mensahe na gustong ipaalam nito sa mga nakatira sa bahay?
Abangan ang mga kaabang-abang ng kasagutan sa 25th Star Awards Best Comedy Show Pepito Manaloto ngayong Linggo pagkatapos ng Oras Weekend sa GMA 7.
By Night Owl on 7:52 PM
Filed Under: Party Pilipinas
By Night Owl on 8:37 AM
Last October 19, Gwen left the country as Miss World Philippines with the hope of bringing home the elusive crown. It has been 16 years since Miss Philippines last placed in the Miss World Pageant and more than 3 decades since the country’s candidate was crowned 1st Princess. Now that Gwen has made a mark in the international scene, the Philippines is back to being a front runner in the Miss World Pageant.
Upon her arrival via Etihad Airways, the 1st Princess of Miss World 2011 is welcomed at the Midas Hotel by her Miss World Philippines family headed by Ms. Cory Quirino together with the local pageant’s main presenter, SM Development Corporation (SMDC), represented by Senior AVP for Marketing, Mr. Rudy Villar. GMA-7 Entertainment TV executives Ms. Bang U. Arespacochaga, Senior Program Manager, and Ms. Ali Dedicatoria, Program Manager, also greet Gwen in her homecoming.
Home at last, the successful beauty queen is set to share her blessings and live out Miss World’s advocacy, Beauty With A Purpose, in the country. Gwen is tying up with the GMA Kapuso Foundation for fundraisers to help the needy and the less fortunate - her way of thanking the Filipinos for the support they have given her.
This Monday (November 21), Gwen welcomes the pound-for-pound king, Cong. Manny Pacquiao, as he gets home after his recent boxing victory over Mexican fighter Juan Manuel Marquez. The two world-class Filipino prides is set to have breakfast together in Midas Hotel.
Later in the day, Gwen pays a courtesy call on Vice President Jejomar Binay, before she goes to a luncheon hosted by SMDC Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Henry Sy, Jr., in their Corporate Headquarters at One Ecom Center, Mall of Asia Complex. To cap her momentous day, Gwen proceeds with her courtesy call on the Senate and the Congress in the afternoon.
At 10:00AM on Tuesday (November 22), Gwen parades along EDSA with 2011 Miss World Philippines 1st Princess Helen Nicolette Henson, 2nd Princess Martha Chloe McCulley, 3rd Princess Ma. Paula Bianca Paz, and 4th Princess Jaysel Arrozal. The motorcade’s starting point is at the GMA Network Center, going to the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay via Ayala Avenue.
Celebrate Filipina beauty and success with our 2011 Miss World 1st Princess Gwendoline Ruais! Get updated on her homecoming and other activities through GMA 7, GMA News TV 11 and www.igma.tv.
By Night Owl on 10:24 PM
Filed Under: Party Pilipinas
Ang mga Kapuso artists ay tumanggap ng parangal mula sa kapita-pitagang 24th Aliw Awards na ginanap sa Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila noong ika-8 ng Nobyembre, 2011.
Ang Aliw Awards ay kumikilala sa mga hindi mapantayan at natatanging persona at pagtatanghal sa larangan ng Philippine live entertainment.
Daldalita star Elmo Magalona ay tinanghal bilang Best Male Teen Performer habang ang Youtube Sensation at Party Pilipinas performer na si Julie Ann San Jose ay pinangalanan bilang Best Female Teen Performer.
Nagwagi rin ng Best Performer in hotels; music bars and lounges (Female Category) ang Party Pilipinas singer na si Jonalyn Viray at si Gian Magdangal naman ay nagkamit ng Best Performer for a Special Production award para sa pinakita niyang performance sa ‘Kaos’ na itinanghal sa Resorts World Manila.
Nasungkit naman ng Showbiz Central host na si Raymond Gutierrez ang parangal bilang Best Male Emcee.
Nagkamit ng dalawang parangal ang ‘Charice: Home for Valentine’ na umere noong ika-13 ng Pebrero sa GMA 7, iginawad rito ang Best Major Concert (Female Category) at ang pagkilala kay Louie Ignacio bilang Best Concert Stage Director.
At ang kinilalang Discovery of the Year ng 24th Aliw Awards ay ang Kapusong si Solenn Heussaff.
Ang mga parangal na tinanggap ng mga Kapuso artists ay pagpapatunay lamang na ang galing at talentong Kapuso ay maipagmamalaki saan mang sulok ng mundo.
Despite growing up together, a tragedy forced cousins Katherine (Barbie Forteza) and Clarissa (Joyce Ching) to lead separate lives and assume different identities.
Katherine - with no memory of who she was - now works as a helper in the Fuentebella mansion. Clarissa, on the other hand, continues to take advantage of the situation by posing as Katherine.
On Monday, Clarissa is consumed by jealousy when Charles (Joshua Dionisio) keeps showering Katherine with attention at a party. To get even, Clarissa plots to humiliate Katherine unaware that her plans will eventually backfire.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Ferdinand (Gardo Versoza) forces Katherine and Clarissa to stay in one room – hoping to appease the rivalry between the two. Clarissa, meanwhile, remains at odds with Jepoy (Kristoffer Martin), who still feels as though his best friend is committing a huge mistake for faking her identity.
When will the truth about Clarissa’s real identity be revealed? Will jealousy and greed continue to get the best of her? Will Katherine’s memory even return, or will she remain as the submissive servant that she is now?
Follow the many twists and turns in Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin weekdays after Kokak on GMA Afternoon Prime.
By Night Owl on 10:53 PM
Filed Under: Startalk
Ang mga bida ng inaabangang pelikula na “Breaking Dawn” na sina Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart at Taylor Lautner haharap sa isang exclusive interview kasama ang Startalk Host Ricky Lo upang ilahad ang mga nakatutuwang kwento sa likod ng kanilang pinaka-aabangang pelikula.
Alamin din ang mga panibagong updates tungkol sa pinag-uusapang Ram Revilla murder case. At International Singing Sensation Charice Pempengco, ikukwento ang mga detalye kung paano niya hinaharap ang bawat araw pagkatapos ng malungkot na kaganapan sa kanilang buhay.
At mga Castaways ng Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Showdown, LIVE na haharapin ang mga intrigang ibabato sa kanila ng mga Startalk hosts.
Huwag ng pahuhuli sa mga bugso ng intriga sa Totally Xciting, Totally Xclusive at Totally Xplosive Startalk TX NOW ngayong Sabado pagkatapos ng Eat Bulaga sa GMA 7.
By Night Owl on 10:27 PM
Filed Under: Pepito Manaloto
This Sunday, Pepito Manaloto’s (Michael V) son Chito (Joshua Pineda) experiences bullying in school due to the fact that he’s still uncircumcised. Chito will decide not to attend his classes anymore because of the fear that his classmates will make fun of him.
Being a loving and supportive dad, Pepito will carefully explain to his son the need to undergo circumcision. As they struggle in persuading Chito, they will find out that Patrick (John Feir), Pepito’s good friend, is still uncircumcised in spite of his mature age.
Will Pepito be able to convince Chito and Patrick to go through circumcision?
Join Rich Asuncion, John Regala and Chris Villanueva as they join the happy family of Pepito Manaloto for another informative and hilarious episode this Sunday after 24 Oras Weekend on GMA 7.
Father Ruben (Romnick Sarmenta) and Ning (Milkcah Wynne Nacion) embark on a new adventure as they try to save Iglot by bringing it to Mount Matahon, where the little creature truly belongs.
However, the ambitious archeologist Dr. Petrovsky (Jaime Fabregas) reaches the top of the volcano first, and puts Ning’s life in danger.
Right at the same time, Anton (Marvin Agustin), Ramona (Jolina Magdangal) and Aldo (Patrick Garcia) set out on a mission of their own as they try to save Mariella (Claudine Barretto) from Juancho (Luis Alandy).
As Juancho asserts his power, an unexpected hero paves the way for Mariella to finally escape her captor, igniting a series of heart-stopping events.
Struggling to protect themselves, will Ning and Father Ruben be able to keep Iglot from being harmed by Dr. Petrovsky? Will Mariella finally reunite with her daughter? Will Anton and Ramona get their happy ending?
Completing the cast of Iglot are Ms. Celia Rodriguez, Pauleen Luna, Perla Bautista, Sylvia Sanchez, Mel Martinez, Lexi Fernandez, Hiro Magalona, Nicky Castro, and as a special guest Mr. Eddie Garcia, under the direction of Gil Tejada Jr.
Catch the exciting finale of Iglot this Friday after 24 Oras on GMA Telebabad.
Ngayong Linggo, magiging abala ang mag-asawang sina Pepito at Elsa para sa nalalapit na pagbibinyag sa kanilang bunsong anak na si Clarissa. Uumpisahan nila ang kanilang preparasyon sa pag-iisip at paglilista ng maraming ninong at ninang na gagabay sa pagpapalaki at magiging ikalawang magulang ng kanilang anak.
Subalit, habang nalalapit ang nasabing okasyon ay unti-unti nilang babawasan ang bilang ng mga magiging ninong at ninang ni Baby Clarissa. At dahil sa pagiging abala ng mag-asawa, makakalimutan nilang isama bilang ninang ang matalik nilang kaibigan na si Maricar (Carmina Villaroel).
Dahil sa nangyari, sasama kaya ang loob ni Maricar kina Pepito? Paano kaya mareresolba nina Pepito ang problema kung sakaling magtampo ang kanilang matalik na kaibigang si Maricar?
Magiging bahagi rin ng binyagan sina Ara Mina, Diana Zubiri, John Regala, Mitch Valdez and Odette Khan.
Alamin ang mga kasagutan sa CMMA’s Best Comedy Show Pepito Manaloto, ngayong Linggo pagkatapos ng 24 Oras Weekend sa GMA.
By Night Owl on 12:46 AM
Ang Just for Laughs Gags ay maituturing na pinakatapat na reality show na na ipinapalabas sa telebisyon. Ang nasabing programa ay kumbinasyon ng pinag-isipan, pinaghandaan at mga nakatutuwang pranks na ibabato sa mga walang kamuwang-muwang na subjects at huhulihin ng mga hidden cameras ang kanilang nakatutuwang reaksyon.
Ang mga inihandang gags ng nasabing programa ay siguradong maghahatid ng walang humpay na katatawanan at kukumpleto sa Saturday night ng mga Kapuso.
Huwag palampasin ang invasion ng Just for Laughs Gags sa Philippine TV. Abangan rin ang mga nakatutuwang hirit na hatid nito ngayong Sabado, 11:30 PM, pagkatapos ng Inside Protege sa GMA 7.
Emily (Carmina Villarroel) and her family remain to be in danger as long as her husband, Johnny (Antonio Aquitania), is around. After his attempted suicide, Johnny succeeds in returning and living in Emily’s mansion once again. He pretends to be a changed man and tries to win Emily’s heart by being nice to every one.
As for Andrea (Maxene Magalona), her relationship with Ryan (Marco Alcaraz) gets more complicated now that the young man has asked for her hand in marriage. She feels obliged to stand by Emily’s side at all times and, thus, says no to Ryan’s proposal. Could this be the end of their love?
Meanwhile, Berna (Bea Binene) and Andoy (Martin Delos Santos) are getting nearer to becoming a real part of Emily and Luke’s (Jake Vargas) family as adopted kids. The question is, will their Aunt Veron (Shyr Valdez) let go of them that easily?
Even the antagonists, Johnny and Eloisa (Bubbles Paraiso) begin to have their issues too. Eloisa feels that Johnny disregards her; the latter thinks that he can do away with the woman. When she discovers that Johnny plots to kill her, Eloisa decides to go against him and turn him in to the authorities. Will Eloisa cause Johnny’s downfall?
Afternoons heat up as “Pahiram Ng Isang Ina” nears its finale on November 11. Do not miss an episode in the last two weeks of this undefeated drama series in GMA-7’s Afternoon Prime.
“Pahiram Ng Isang Ina” airs weekdays after Eat Bulaga on GMA-7.