By Night Owl on 9:06 PM
Both directors of the soaps noted that Bianca could easily adapt to varying characterizations. "What I love most about my role is the raw acting it required. We didn't use a studio that aids the actors," she pointed out in recalling "Sinner Or Saint."
"Broken Vow” director Gil Tejada Jr. credited Bianca's competence as largely the reason as to the success of the series, punctuated by high ratings that extended its run to six weeks from the original timetable. It aired its finale mid-June, ensuring a busy productive year for Bianca as she likewise appeared as young Isabel in “Legacy” and lead starred in Spooky episodes “Kasambahay” and “Maestro,” convincingly delivering her characters Laura and Elena, in that order.
She is now portraying the grown-up Luna in the ongoing “Luna Blanca” where Jillian Ward is her little girl equivalent.
The GMA Artist Center acting revelation recently finished her digital filmmaking degree from De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, which practically means she’s readier to embrace directing. She had done short films on her way to graduation and worked on past videos for songs by Hale and Somedaydream. She likes working with friends on the set, small wonder that Richard Gutierrez, Heart Evangelista, and Gwen Zamora already appeared on her music videos.
A self-confessed homebody, Bianca directed the music video for Frencheska Farr’s single “Today I’ll See the Sun” with her townhouse and its surrounding neighborhood as setting, providing her the opportunity to deliver a good job almost without having to get off that laid-back feeling of being at home.
If given the luxury, she'd rather stay at her cozy house in Taguig and spend time with her poodles: Burger and Amelie. She told an entertainment writer, “I’ve always had a pet. I bathe them myself. I feed them, train them.”
By Night Owl on 11:01 PM
Filed Under: Marian Rivera
By Night Owl on 11:38 PM
Filed Under: Party Pilipinas
The hottest and cutest boys and girls from different schools in the metro join today’s brightest Kapuso stars in welcoming the freshies and all those who are going back to school in Party Pilipinas UNIVERSITY!
Dance champs from Claret, St. Paul and the UP Pep Squad will bring the groove to the dance floor with the best Kapuso artist of Sayaw Pilipinas. Hearthrobs from Mapua, CEU, Letran, DLSU, FEU and UST will share the stage with the Keso Boys.
JulieMo world will be shaken up once again as the couple treats everyone to a school fair-inspired musical number.
The country's favorite balladeers and rockers will serenade the lovely Kapuso ladies with OPM classic hits.
What’s more, the newest and the next big thing on Philippine Showbiz, Benjamin Alves joins the roster of GMA Primetime artists in a special number while Krizza Neri's much-awaited album is also being launched this Sunday.
Party Pilipinas University airs this Sunday, June 24 on GMA.
By Night Owl on 3:55 AM
GMA Network brings to afternoon television another emotionally-gripping story that promises to captivate the televiewers' hearts with the premiere of FAITHFULLY. It will replace Broken Vow beginning June 18 on GMA Afternoon Prime.
Faithfully brings to afternoon viewers the tremendous dramatic talents of seven of the network's most promising and talented actors and actresses - Maxene Magalona as Stella Quillamor, Isabel Oli as Megan Briones, Vaness del Moral as Dina Carvajal, and Michelle Madrigal as Luchie Trajano, introducing Isabelle Daza as Misha Villar with Marc Abaya as Kevin Quillamor and Mike Tan as Perry Escano - as they headline the newest Kapuso drama about love, treachery, sacrifice, and vengeance.
Completing the powerhouse cast are Miggs Cuaderno as Miggy Quillamor, Jamaica Olivera as Shelby Quillamor, Victor Aliwalas as Dan Belmonte, Will Devaughn as Luke Gallanosa, Kevin Santos as Edjie Miranda, Timmy Cruz as Gloria Mariano and Ms Chanda Romero as Amanda Quillamor.
The series tells the story of Stella, a poor lady who strives to earn an education despite the meager earnings of her family. Through the help of her childhood friend, Luchie, Stella lands a job as a cashier in her flower shop. Here, she will meet Misha, an events organizer and one of Luchie's closest friends. The three ladies will get along together and develop a special friendship. But Misha's socialite friend Dina abhors Stella because of her status.
Things get complicated when Stella develops an admiration towards Kevin, the boyfriend of Dina. Stella keeps her feelings a secret but Dina immediately suspects her intentions. Dina's anger towards Stella intensifies every time Kevin defends Stella.
But Dina is not serious about her relationship with Kevin. She still plays around and Stella discovers her unfaithfulness to Kevin. Stella tells Luchie and Misha of Dina's infidelity. Kevin learns of Dina's secret and he immediately breaks up with her. Because of this incident, Kevin and Stella become closer and he will realize that Stella would make the perfect wife.
But Kevin's mother, Amanda, is against her son marrying Stella. Her decision quickly changes when Stella's father dies and bequeaths to her all properties. In an instant, the poor Stella transforms into a rich heiress.
Stella and Kevin get married and are blessed with two kids, Ashley and Miggy. Stella will have her own bakeshop and later on will renew her ties with Dina. After seven years, tragedy strikes Stella's world when Kevin encounters an accident and falls into a coma. Adding to her woes is a video which Kevin prepared for her. He tells Stella that he has found a new woman and she is one of Stella's friends.
With her perfect world turned into a nightmare, how will Stella face the shocking revelation of Kevin? Who is the new woman in Kevin's life? What will be the fate of Stella's relationship with Kevin? What will be Stella's reaction if she finds out the identity of the woman who betrayed her?
With original concept by RJ Nuevas, Faithfully is filled with drama, mystery and suspense as the families and friendships of these women are broken by secrets and lies.
The creative team is composed of Afternoon Prime Head, Roy Iglesias; Creative Consultant, Kit Villanueva - Langit; Headwriter, RJ Nuevas; writers, Tina Samson, Lobert Villela, Abner Tulagan; and Brainstormers, Vien Ello, Jules Katanyag, Leilani Chavez.
Faithfully, created by the GMA Drama Group, is supervised by the Executive In-charge of Production, Ms. Lilybeth G. Rasonable; AVP for Drama, Redgie Acuña Magno, Senior Program Manager, Redgynn S. Alba and Program Manager, Helen Rose S. Sese with Executive Producer, Carol V. Galve. Director Mike Tuviera sits at the helm of this original afternoon drama.
FAITHFULLY premieres JUNE 18 right after Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka? on GMA Afternoon Prime.
By Night Owl on 3:25 AM
GMA Network ups the ante of its primetime slate with the launch of another timeless and original drama series that promises to steal the televiewers’ hearts via ONE TRUE LOVE. It will replace My Beloved beginning June 11 on GMA Telebabad.
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