New insights are set to inspire the youth as GMA Synergy and GMA Regional TV proudly present another leg of ‘GMA Masterclass: The Icons Series’ in Cagayan de Oro City on August 10 with GMA Senior Vice President (SVP) for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable and GMA Drama Concept Creator, Developer, and Writer Suzette S. Doctolero.
Rasonable and Doctolero will share their areas of expertise as media practitioners, providing the students and other participants in the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines an opportunity to discover the art of storytelling.
As SVP, Rasonable leads the different departments under the Entertainment Group that have been producing phenomenal hits and award-winning series on local television, including the groundbreaking series ‘Maria Clara at Ibarra,’ the top-rating afternoon drama ‘Abot Kamay Na Pangarap,’ the gripping murder mystery drama ‘Royal Blood,' and the iconic live action series, ‘Voltes V Legacy.'
Doctolero, on the other hand, is one of the key figures in creating and writing some of the country’s well-loved TV series such as ‘Amaya,’ ‘Sahaya,’ 'Legal Wives,' 'My Husband's Lover,' ‘Encantadia,’ ‘Maria Clara at Ibarra,’ and ‘Voltes V: Legacy,’ to name a few.
“We are honored and privileged to be bringing to Cagayan de Oro City two people who are behind the award-winning and top-rating entertainment programs of GMA Network — GMA Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable and GMA Drama Concept Creator, Developer, and Writer Suzette S. Doctolero. With GMA holding the highest standards of storytelling, the participants of ‘GMA Masterclass: The Icons Series’ in the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines can draw inspiration and bring home pieces of useful learnings that will surely bring out the best in them,’ said GMA Senior Vice President and Head of Integrated News, Regional TV, and Synergy Oliver Victor B. Amoroso.
Last June 23, ‘GMA Masterclass: The Icons Series’ flew to Western Mindanao State University in Zamboanga City with GMA Chief Marketing Officer Lizelle G. Maralag. The GMA executive inspired hundreds of participants as she shared her wisdom and extraordinary experiences over the years.
‘GMA Masterclass: The Icons Series’ continues to visit various cities and provinces in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to gather students and to provide a safe space for intellectual discourse with renowned ‘icons’ from different fields. It is an initiative of GMA Regional TV and GMA Synergy, the same teams that produced the award-winning GMA Masterclass Series that was launched in 2018.
With the long weekend coming up, GMA Network brings viewers a special Holy Week programming to keep Kapuso viewers connected in their faith and reflection while in the safety of their homes.
Begin Maundy Thursday with a quick vacation via "Biyahe ni Drew" at 6 a.m.
Afterwards, bear witness to the stories of His miracles and greatness with "Jesus" at 7 a.m., followed by the heartwarming animated features “Barbie in a Mermaid Tale” at 8 a.m. and “Antz” at 9 a.m., and CBN Asia’s Holy Week specials at 10:30 a.m.
An entertaining film for the family comes next with “Spy Kids 4” at 11:30 a.m. Kapuso viewers can also relive the epic fantasy-adventure trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” starting with "The Fellowship of the Ring" at 1:30 p.m. “This Time I’ll Be Sweeter,” starring Ken Chan and Barbie Forteza, follows at 4:30 p.m.
GMA Network’s flagship newscast "24 Oras" airs at 6:30 p.m. The whole family is also sure to enjoy Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza’s “Imagine You and Me," which begins at 7 p.m.
Cap off the night with the classic Hollywood movie “Spartacus" at 9 p.m.
Welcome Good Friday (April 15) with the internationally-acclaimed religious program ‘Power to Unite’ at 6 a.m., then witness the story of the woman who followed Jesus in “Magdalena” at 7 a.m.
Catch Barbie's next adventure in “Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2” at 8 a.m., and the fun continues with the animated film "Ferdinand" at 9 a.m.
Don’t miss CBN Asia’s Holy Week specials at 10:30 a.m., followed by Jesus' seven last words from the Dominican Province via ‘Siete Palabras’ at 12:00nn.
Spend the rest of the afternoon with “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” at 2 p.m. and “Moments of Love” with Dingdong Dantes and Iza Calzado at 5 p.m.
Don’t miss the biggest and latest news with 24 Oras at 6:30 p.m. followed by "Miss Granny" starring Sarah Geronimo, James Reid, and Xian Lim at 7 p.m. Then end the day with the Hollywood film "The Ten Commandments" at 9 p.m.
On April 16, Black Saturday, catch "Biyahe ni Drew" at 6 a.m., followed by "The Story for Jesus for Children" at 7 a.m.
Catch a lineup of exciting films, including "Kung Fu Panda 3" at 8 a.m; “The Prince of Egypt” at 9 a.m.; “The Secret Life of Pets” at 10:30 a.m.; and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" at 11:30 a.m.; and the ending of The Lord of the Rings trilogy: “The Return of the King” at 1:30 p.m.
Experience an afternoon of laughter with “Enteng Kabisote 10 and The Abangers,” starring Vic Sotto and Oyo Sotto at 4:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, viewers can catch ‘24 Oras Weekend’ at 6:30 p.m.
Finally, fall in love with the romance movie "Alone/Together" starring Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil at 7 p.m. Then, finish the day with the epic historical drama movie ‘Ben Hur’ at 9 p.m.
Let us all pause and spend a fruitful Holy Week with our loved ones from the comfort of our homes with GMA’s Holy Week specials from April 14 to April 16.PR
An actress, host, wife, and a mom, now become a certified online seller. Miss Mariel Rodriquez Padilla caught so much attention from social media and reached about 3.7 million viewers in her live selling on March 30,2022.
After her live selling, Mariel posted a video on
instagram and wrote “Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaank
you sooooo much!!!!!!!! Maraming maraming
salamat!!! Another successful live
selling”.Indeed, Mariel is grateful to all the
people who support her and it shows that she
really enjoyed what she is doing. Her online
video on facebook is now 5 million views,
and netizens are still commenting positively.
There are a lot of comments saying that Mariel energy and way of live selling makes them happy, and even one commented “nakakatuwa po kayo, wala akong kayang bilhin pero nanunuod ako kasi natutuwa ako sa energy niyo”. This netizen says that even though she cannot afford to buy, she is still watching Mariel live selling because she’s enjoying it.
Just like with other online sellers, Mariel is also very active and responsive to her customers. She even replied to comments on her instagram post for the netizens who were not able to get items from the live selling.
Mariel is not just able to achieve her dream to be an online seller but also succeed in winning the hearts of the netizens on her very positive and joyful energy.
By: Lady Mae Madridano/USTP Intern
Circling around the internet today the rumored girlfriend of Joshua Garcia, Ateneo Women’s Basketball Team Guard Trina Guytinco. “Ang tumapos sa pila kay Joshua Garcia”.
Joshua and Trina are both 24 years old and single.
Trina is one of Kathryn Bernando’s closest friends so with Joshua of Dj the reason why the two ended up together.
A trending post of Miguel Ford in his Facebook post saying that “she’s an Ideal girl “revealing Trina’s identity. As of now, netizens are waiting for the official statement of Joshua and Trina’s true relationship.
Miss Universe 2018, Catriona Gray, flaunts her newly launched wax figure at Madame Tussauds Singapore last Wednesday, March 30, 2022.
She expressed how honored and flattered she was being the only Filipino wax figure in MT Singapore on one of her latest IG posts.
She also explained why they chose her "final walk" look from her crowning moment to emphasize the interactive concept of "LavaWalk"-ing with the Miss Universe 2018.
The iconic lava gown replica for her wax figure is also created by the designer himself, Mak Tumang. Catriona Gray's wax figure viewing started yesterday, March 31, 2022. How cool would it be to reimagine walking with The Miss Universe 2018.
by Lady Mae Madriano/USTP Intern
Sharon Cuneta was disappointed and disgusted by Salvador Panelo who allegedly used her song without her permission. Sharon said that her song was ruined by Panelo.
Revolving around the internet recently a viral video of Salvador Panelo a former Presidential legal council of President Rodgrigo Duterte serenade the crowd with Sharon Cuneta’s hit song ‘Sanay Wala nang Wakas’ during Sarah Duterte’s meet and greet with LGBTQA+ group in Quezon City. Which annoyed Sharon Cuneta saying in her twitter post “You are not allowed to use our song! Don’t mess with a classic. I will only allow its use only for Leni-Kiko! LOL”.
While Jam Magno was not able to skip this issue and called Sharon a NEGASTAR. Her Tiktok video went viral pertaining to Sharon that “YOUR SONG CAN BE SANG ANY BETTR THAN YOU! Salvador Panelo sang the song to dedicate it to his son Carlo, who is an exemplary father which Kiko cannot relate to ''. Jam Magno Added.
Not only Jam who reacts but plenty of netizens. Addressing Sharon,
“Don’t let your hate overcome your humanity. With just one song, you are able to show your true color”.| nmds
(photos from sharon cuneta and jam magno fb page)
“The Jessica Soho Presidential Interviews” set the bar high for future election specials with GMA News and Public Affairs pillar Jessica Soho boldly asking four of the leading presidential aspirants tough questions about the controversies thrown at them, their stand on pressing issues, and their concrete plans should they be elected. The three-hour long television special became the most-talked about subject the past week: receiving rave reviews, dominating weekend programming, and registering historic online milestones.
The special which aired last Saturday, January 22, was the most watched program the past weekend registering 16.2 percent people ratings based on Nielsen Phils. TV Audience Measurement’s overnight Urban Philippines data. Meanwhile, its counterparts on TV5 (Sing Galing Sing-Lebrity Edition, Rated Korina, Kagat ng Dilim) and A2Z (TV Patrol Weekend, Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10, Maalaala Mo Kaya) only managed to tally 2.1 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively.
The special's highly successful TV airing was heavily supported by advertisers at the same time.
The Jessica Soho Presidential Interviews also took the internet by storm. Its official hashtag (#JessicaSohoInterviews) dominated Twitter’s trending topics both in the Philippines and worldwide within minutes of airing, generating over 290,000 tweets. It remained the top trending topic in the Philippines until Sunday and re-entered the list on Monday morning. Likewise on Facebook, the much-anticipated special chalked up over 4.1 million engagements, the livestream across several GMA channels generated over 3.6 million views while on Tiktok, it attracted thousands of eyeballs among the younger demographic.
On YouTube, the livestream on GMA News and Public Affairs’ channel reached over 230,000 peak concurrent viewers. It became the top trending video on the platform shortly after the special ended. The video has amassed over 5.2 million views as of January 25.
Viewers and netizens were all praises for Soho, who boldly asked the presidential aspirants the questions that need to be asked – their intentions behind running for the position, the controversies thrown at them, their stand on pressing issues, and their concrete plans should they be elected. Soho also threw unexpected and revealing questions to the presidential aspirants for viewers to get to know them better.
The Jessica Soho Presidential Interviews invited the five leading presidential aspirants based on the latest surveys, with four accepting the invitation: Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, and Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo.
On Twitter, Richard Bolisay (@richardbolisay) commended the research team behind the special and lauded Soho for her extensive way of asking the relevant questions. “Tinde ng research team ng #JessicaSohoInterviews!!!! Jessica Soho for Pulitzer Prize in Journalism!!!! ‘All it took for you to change your [political] stand is a Netflix movie.’ QUOTE OF THE YEAR madam pahingahin mo naman kami.”
Tarra Quismundo (@TarraQuismundo) also took note of GMA News and Public Affairs’ comprehensive research on various issues that previously involved the presidential aspirants: “Jessica Soho's questions are just 🔥 🔥 🔥 And kudos to @gmanews researchers for going deep to prepare for this! 💯 The throwback to old tweets to probe consistency 👌 #JessicaSohoInterviews."
Jason Tan Liwag (@jaseybel) praised the team as well on how the order of questions was organized: “Kudos rin to the #JessicaSohoInterviews team for not only the well-researched questions but also the order these questions are asked. They create escalating stakes and expose deeper inconsistencies. No politician must be left unchallenged after tonight.”
Netizen @richardmz13 also tweeted: “Jessica Soho and her team set a high standard for future presidential interviews & debates. This is just the beginning so the Filipino people should keep on monitoring and listening 'cause 2022 can MAKE or BREAK us. #JessicaSohoInterviews.”
@IamTedvil echoed the same sentiment: “Jessica Soho sets the bar too high on being a journalist. Very fearless sa pagbato ng questions and well researched yung background ng iniinterview nya. Kudos to the whole team! #JessicaSohoInterviews.”
The special also aired on GMA’s flagship international channel GMA Pinoy TV and was also simulcast via the Network’s flagship AM station Super Radyo DZBB 594khz and all its Super Radyo stations nationwide.
The Jessica Soho Presidential Interviews is the maiden offering of GMA Network’s Eleksyon 2022 series of election specials and is part of the Network’s Dapat Totoo advocacy campaign.
Viewers who missed the January 22 airing can catch the replay this Sunday, January 30, at 9:45 p.m. on GTV.
The Philippines' longest-running and multi-awarded noontime show 'Eat Bulaga' continues to bring “isang libo’t isang tuwa” to its millions of viewers worldwide as GMA Network and TAPE Inc. renewed their blocktime agreement for the airing of program in a contract signing held yesterday, January 11.
For 42 years, Eat Bulaga has provided Filipinos non-stop fun, entertainment and public service through its various segments including the well-loved ‘Mr. Pogi,’ ‘Bulagaan,’ ‘All For Juan, Juan For All,’ ‘Pinoy Henyo,’ ‘Little Miss Philippines,’ ‘Bawal Judgment,’ among others. Now, the top-rating variety show is gearing up for more enjoyable and fun noontime experience for the Dabarkads around the globe still with GMA as its home network.
GMA Network executives showed their full support and excitement to Eat Bulaga’s contract renewal via Zoom.
Present during the virtual event were GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, GMA Network President and COO Mr. Gilberto R. Duavit Jr, Executive Vice President and CFO Mr. Felipe S. Yalong, GMA Network Films Inc. President and Programming Consultant to the Chairman and CEO Atty. Annette Gozon-Valdes, First Vice President for Program Management Department Jose Mari R. Abacan, Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angel Javier-Cruz, Assistant Vice President For Program Management Department Concie Agnes and Assistant Vice President for Corporate Communications Jojo Aquio.
TAPE Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Antonio P. Tuviera and Senior Vice President for Creatives and Production Operations Ms. Jeny Ferre were also present for the momentous occasion.
The lovable and entertaining hosts of Eat Bulaga - Senator Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey De Leon, Allan K, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Ryan Agoncillo, Pauleen Luna, Jimmy Santos, Ryzza Mae Dizon, and Alden Richards - were all present to witness the contract renewal.
Atty. Gozon believes it is only appropriate that the number 1 noontime show in the Philippines will continue to air in the number 1 television station in the country, "We at GMA Network are honored to have been chosen once again by TAPE Inc. to be the home TV station of Eat Bulaga, their very popular TV program. Many have tried to beat Eat Bulaga, the longest-running number 1 noontime TV program in the Philippines. And if I'm not mistaken, in the whole world. Being the number 1 noontime program, it is only logical that Eat Bulaga is shown on GMA-7 the number 1 TV station in the Philippines. And so, we are looking forward to many more years of mutually beneficial and rewarding partnership with TAPE Inc. in airing Eat Bulaga on GMA-7."
Mr. Duavit, on the other hand, expressed his delight over the solid and steady partnership between Eat Bulaga and GMA Network throughout the years, "Maraming salamat kay Mr. Tuviera, kay Tito, Vic, Joey, at lahat ng mga nasa likuran ng programang kinagigiliwan ng sambayanang Pilipino sa mga nakaraang dekada. It is a great privilege, honor, and a source of great happiness for all of us na tayo'y magkakasama at patuloy pa rin na magsasama-sama. Kaming lahat ay tagahanga ninyo. It is always a deep and distinct pleasure to have partnerships that have lasted for so long and that continue to even strengthen, deepen, and prove to be even stronger. Kung kaya't sa inyong lahat, thank you very much. We look forward to many more years together.”
Mr. Yalong recounted how dealings with TAPE Inc., Eat Bulaga's management, have always been uncomplicated, "Una sa lahat, ibig kong magpasalamat sa pamunuan ng TAPE Inc. at kay Tito, Vic, and Joey, sa muli nilang pagtitiwala sa GMA-7 para mapanood muli ang Eat Bulaga hindi lang sa Pilipinas kung hindi sa buong mundo. We never had any problems with our negotiations with TAPE Inc. Madalas ang nangyayari naglu-lunch lang kami pagkatapos noon, tapos na rin ang aming negotiations. Ganyan po katatag ang samahan ng Eat Bulaga at ng GMA. 27 years na ang Eat Bulaga sa GMA and this signing will cement our relationship further. Thank you so much to TAPE Inc. family for giving us this opportunity to have Eat Bulaga again in GMA Network."
"Gusto ko lang sabihin na kung may forever, mukhang ito na iyon," says Atty. Gozon-Valdes about the partnership between Eat Bulaga and the Kapuso Network. "Thank you Eat Bulaga for the trust."
As for Mr. Tuviera, he thanks GMA for being the answer to their prayer, "Sa panahong ito, naging sentro ng ating buhay ang ating mga tahanan. Sa GMA, higit pa sa bahay ang ibinigay ninyo sa amin. You gave us a reason to continue our vision on television. Thank you for being our answered prayer every day. Legit Kapuso since 1995. Maraming salamat po sa inyo."
Meanwhile, Abacan claims that dealing with Eat Bulaga has always been a walk in the park, “Napakagaan nilang ka-partner. In the last 27 years, I am one of the blessed people who witnessed how Eat Bulaga transferred to GMA. Until now, napakasaya pa rin kasama ng Eat Bulaga. At nadagdagan pa ang barkadahan, mabawasan man, nandiyan pa rin yung spirit ng samahan. I’m very happy.”
The iconic Eat Bulaga hosts Tito, Vic, and Joey have been with GMA-7 for 27 years, but Senator Tito Sotto believes Eat Bulaga wouldn't be able to reach its 42nd and 43rd year if not for GMA-7, "Maraming salamat sa inyo. Tumulong kayo sa amin at nakatulong kayo sa amin upang through the years Eat Bulaga transformed into public service masquerading as entertainment show. Thank you and mabuhay kayo, GMA-7."
“Sa tingin ko kaya hanggang ngayon ay tinatangkilik pa rin ang Eat Bulaga ay dahil madali siyang panoorin. Kahit nasa bahay ka kaya mong mag-multitask habang nage-enjoy, nakikitawa at minsan nakikiiyak sa show. Madaling panoorin pero may dating sa puso. Kaya nga rin tayo’y Kapuso dahil ‘yun ang pinaka importanteng ingredient sa ating buhay – puso,” says Vic Sotto when asked about the secret to the show’s longevity.
Joey De Leon, on the other hand, playfully claims how the universe seem to conspire Eat Bulaga to remain in GMA for eternity, “Hindi pa seven ang GMA, seven na kami. Mula Student Canteen, nag-Discorama, hanggang sa nabuo kaming Tito, Vic, and Joey. Palagay ko kung may mother of all, Eat Bulaga na 'yun. Ngayon, at 27 years sa GMA-7, seven presidents na rin ang dinaanan ng Eat Bulaga at tumatakbo tayo sa ating ika-43rd year. Add mo ‘yun 4 plus 3 equals 7. Kaya hindi lang forever kundi 7-ever na ‘to."
Eat Bulaga airs Mondays to Fridays, 12:00 noon, and Saturdays, 11:30 a.m on GMA-7. Viewers abroad can also catch the program via GMA Pinoy TV.
Love and hope continue to reign as broadcast giant GMA Network brings viewers together with a fresh and exciting roster of world-class programs for 2022!
Setting the pace for the New Year is GMA News and Public Affairs’ year-end special, “Year of the Superhero” which aired on January 1. Bannered by Kapuso power couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, 'Year of the Superhero' featured the inspiring stories behind some of the most heroic moments of 2021.
On GMA Afternoon Prime, catch the highly-anticipated return of the top-rating series "Prima Donnas” on January 17. Starring Jillian Ward, Althea Ablan, Sofia Pablo, the three Donnas are stronger and ready to take on new challenges that will come their way. Completing the stellar roster of stars are Katrina Halili, Wendell Ramos, James Blanco, Benjie Paras, Elijah Alejo, Will Ashley, Vince Crisostomo, Bruce Roeland, Allen Ansay, and Sheryl Cruz with Ms. Chanda Romero and the special participation of Aiko Melendez.
Set to launch as well is the afternoon drama "Little Princess" this January 10. The series is headlined by Jo Berry, Rodjun Cruz, Juancho Trivino. It follows the story of a little person who dreams of becoming a businesswoman despite growing up in a poor family. The drama also features Angelika Dela Cruz, Geneva Cruz, Chuckie Dreyfus, Therese Malvar, Lander Vera Perez, Gabrielle Hahn, Kaloy Tingcungco, and Jestoni Alarcon.
GMA Afternoon Prime likewise offers the riveting legal drama series "Artikulo 247" airing on February 14. Top-billed by Rhian Ramos, Benjamin Alves, Kris Bernal, and Mark Herras, the series powerfully portrays the journey of a woman as she fearfully moves on from the consequences of her past entanglement with her boss and his wife.
Other upcoming shows to look forward to on GMA Afternoon Prime are “The Fake Life,” a story of a man who realizes he is not living the life he thought he had; “Raising Mamay,” a tale of a young woman who takes care of her scornful mother stricken with brain regression; “Apoy sa Langit,” an advocacy-driven series that showcases an unusual story of betrayal involving money and family affairs; “Abot Kamay na Pangarap,” follows the story of an impoverished but smart girl as she copes with the changes that will test her love, skills, family ideals, and attainment of her dreams; “Frozen Love,” a story about the daughter of an ice resurfacer machine driver at an ice-skating rink who gets a chance to be part of a figure skating team when one of the members gets injured. Her dream is tested when the injured member comes back with a vengeance, taking back everything she’s lost resulting in one of the biggest rivalries on and off the ice; “Return to Paradise,” a story about two college students who are marooned on an island and fall in love. When they are rescued, their fighting parents cause major conflicts in their relationship; “Underage,” a television re-telling of the Regal Entertainment movie classic of three country girls whose lives were turned upside down when they transfer to the city; “Heaven In My Heart," a heartwarming series about two strangers who have learned to love each other as mother and child, even if they’re not related by blood; “Nakarehas Na Puso,” a tale about an ex-convict mother who successfully returned to her family using a different identity in hopes of mending their broken lives.
Leading the stellar lineup of weekend game and variety shows is “Family Feud,” a popular franchise game show where two families compete by giving the most popular answer to the survey questions. The much-awaited Philippine franchise of the SBS Korea Original "Running Man Philippines" airs this 2022. A new breed of talented artists who can make beautiful music together are also set to be discovered in the innovative singing contest “Sing For Hearts”. “The Best Ka!” features Guinness World Records ‘Best of the Best’ in terms of talent, looks, and more.
Also on weekends, get ready for an action-packed adventure as the top-rating family fantasy drama “Agimat ng Agila Season 2” returns with more intense and exciting scenes headlined by no less than Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla, Jr. Also returning to the series is the stellar roster of cast headlined by Sanya Lopez as special guest, Elizabeth Oropesa, and Benjie Paras together with new cast members Gardo Verzosa, Betong Sumaya, Kim de Leon, Shanelle Agustin, and newest Kapuso and Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Rabiya Mateo.
The Kapuso Network is also keeping it good with new 2022 program offerings on its second free-to-air channel GTV.
Be inspired to spread kindness in the primetime series “Sweet Sixteen” which tells the story of Abigail, a spoiled brat who will be cursed by a beggar whom she wronged to learn values in a span of ninety 90 days in exchange for her normal life.
Be in awe with the mini-drama series “Heart of an Angel” that will showcase a man’s encounter with angels that walk and live amongst us.
Cooking has never been this exciting with the upcoming show “One Knife Only.” Filled with genuine fun and adventure, the program will embody the sense of community that Pinoys are known for.
GMA Heart of Asia proudly brings an exciting line-up of well-loved Asianovelas including “My Husband in Law,” “Now We Are Breaking Up,” “Yumi’s Cells,” “The Wolf,” “Man of Vengeance,” “Prophecy of Love,” “The Merciless Judge,” “The Witch’s Diner,” and “The Penthouse 3.”
Kapuso viewers should also stay tuned for critically-acclaimed local films beginning with Rita Daniela and Ken Chan's first movie team-up in “Huling Ulan sa Tag-araw,” “Hindi Tayo Pwede,” “Ang Babaeng Walang Pakiramdam,” “Biyernes Santo,” “Death of a Girlfriend,” “Pakboys Takusa,” “Sexy Star,” and “Tililing;” and the biggest hollywood films, “Monster Hunter,” “Ju-On,” “Ju-On 2,” “Creed II,” “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” and “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”
Meanwhile, Kapuso viewers across the globe are treated to a slew of world-class dramas on GMA Telebabad.
From the big screen to primetime, the blockbuster movie franchise Mano Po will continue its legacy on television with the premiere of "Mano Po Legacy: The Family Fortune" beginning January 3. Headlined by Kapuso Primetime Princess Barbie Forteza, Sunshine Cruz, Maricel Laxa, and Boots Anson-Roa, the first installment in the new Mano Po Legacy series revolves around the members of a prominent Chinese-Filipino clan as they scramble to stake their claim in the family's immense fortune after the business tycoon and leader of the family met an untimely death.
Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes is back on GMA Telebabad as he portrays a dual role in the latest installment of the hit GMA drama anthology, I Can See You titled "AlterNate." The new miniseries, airing on January 10, narrates the story of a refined man whose marriage will be tested when his wife unknowingly cheats with someone who looks completely like him and is apparently his long-lost twin brother. Playing equally important roles in the series are Beauty Gonzalez, Jackie Lou Blanco, Joyce Ching and Ricky Davao.
The well-loved first family is back every weeknight as GMA Telebabad launches “First Lady,” the most-awaited sequel to the hit TV series "First Yaya" starring Gabby Concepcion and Sanya Lopez. Set after the events of "First Yaya", the series will focus on the life of the new Acosta family after Melody marries the President and how they overcome familial struggles and national obstacles. Completing the Acosta family are Cassy Legaspi, Patricia Coma, Clarence Delgado. Also returning to the series are Pancho Magno, Joaquin Domagoso, Maxine Medina, Kakai Bautista, Cai Cortez, Thou Reyes, Thia Thomalla, Glenda Garcia and Ms Pilar Pilapil. Seasoned actress Alice Dixson joins the cast as its newest cast member.
New Kapuso Actor Xian Lim is joined by versatile actress Glaiza De Castro in the new primetime series "False Positive." The story showcases a neglected wife, who is made to feel inferior by her husband’s utter disregard of her feelings and sense of value as an expectant mother. She malevolently wishes in front of a magical fountain all her frustrations, and in a twist of fate, the husband learns that a fetus has developed in his tummy.
Sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats every weeknight is "Widows’ Web”, a murder-mystery series about three women who could all possibly have a hand in the murder of a man whom they are all connected with. In their attempt to unravel the truth, how far would they go to prove their innocence? Top-billed by Pauline Mendoza, Ashley Ortega, Vanessa Del Moral, and veteran actress Ms. Carmina Villarroel.
GMA Public Affairs is also set to bring its biggest action-adventure series to date in “Lolong.” Bannered by Kapuso Action-Drama Prince Ruru Madrid, Lolong is inspired by the world's largest crocodile in captivity of the same name. Joining Ruru in the series are Kapuso actresses Arra San Agustin and Shaira Diaz, as well some of the biggest names in the local entertainment industry. Viewers should also look forward to Lolong’s crocodile friend, Dakila. Made of fiberglass body and silicone skin, Dakila is manned by 14 people. The show also utilizes pneumatic technology and an air compressor on Dakila on top of computer-generated imagery (CGI).
Keeping viewers entertained in 2022 are other upcoming GMA Telebabad series. “Mano Po: Her Big Boss,” the second installment in the Mano Po Legacy series, is a romantic-comedy story between a cold-hearted Chinese Filipino Businessman and his street-smart secretary; romance-mystery mini-series “Love You Stranger” starring real-life couple Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos where Gabbi plays LJ, a film designer searching for the truth behind a shadow monster from folklore feared by her reclusive mother, and Khalil as the charming young director Ben, whose next movie is about the very same shadow creature; “Bolera” is about a smart, pool-hustling girl from the slums who fights her way to get a shot in becoming a pool champion in the male-dominated world of billiards; “The Witness,” narrates the story of a man with Asperger's syndrome as he witnesses the death of a loved one and becomes obsessed with seeking justice using martial arts and his knowledge in road navigation; “The Breadhouse” a drama revolving the Maravilla clan who owns a huge property in Iloilo City and is torn between keeping the family bakeshop or turning it into a modern facility; “Love Before Sunrise,” follows the story of two ex-lovers as they rekindle their feelings at a time when the two are already married; “What a Joy,” is a tale of a woman who is forced by her mother to assume another identity to improve their lives, but she only ended up being the object of affection of two brothers; and “Sang'gre” is about a young woman who manifests magical powers, not knowing she is the only child of the goddess Danaya.
GMA Network gives its loyal viewers a treat with the highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of the hit Japanese anime series "Voltes V: Legacy.” The groundbreaking project stars Miguel Tanfelix as Steve Armstrong, Ysabel Ortega as Jamie Robinson, Radson Flores as Mark Gordon, Matt Lozano as Big Bert, Raphael Landicho as Little John along with Martin del Rosario as the Boazanian Prince Zardoz and Liezel Lopez as Zandra. Completing the powerhouse cast of the upcoming series are veteran actor Albert Martinez who will be playing a character named Smith; Epy Quizon as Zuhl; Neil Ryan Sese as Dr. Hook; Carlo Gonzalez as Draco; and Gabby Eigenmann as Commander Robinson.
Sports fans can also catch the new season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on GTV with “Stronger Together. Buo ang Puso: NCAA Season 97” and its primer “Stronger Together. Buo ang Puso: The Road to the NCAA Season 97.” This season will showcase the world-class talent of young Filipino student-athletes, including but not limited to Basketball Men and Volleyball Women, from the 10-member schools led by Season 97’s host, De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.
As the country gears up for the elections this 2022, GMA Network is likewise all set to deliver the widest and most comprehensive coverage across all platforms through Eleksyon 2022. As part of its election advocacy “Dapat Totoo”, GMA News and Public Affairs proudly presents “The Jessica Soho Presidential Interviews.” GMA’s first election-related special for 2022 is hosted by the country’s most credible and most trusted broadcast journalist, GMA News pillar Jessica Soho. In a series of one-on-one interviews with
This 2022, GMA Regional TV (RTV) is all set to launch its 11th regional station, GMA Batangas. More local news will be made available as well as GMA RTV introduces its newest unified newscast ‘GMA Regional TV Balitang Southern Tagalog’ this February.
A brand new start awaits viewers here and abroad as they come together to welcome the New Year with world-class content on GMA Network!
Catch these exciting programs on GMA, GTV on free-to-air or on digital TV receivers GMA Affordabox and GMA Now. GMA programs also air abroad via international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV.
GMA Network’s second free-to-air channel, GTV is now the second most-watched channel in the country.
Based on November to December 11, 2021 data from Nielsen Phils., GTV recorded a total day people audience share of 11.3 percent in Total Philippines.
GTV’s closest competitors TV5 and A2Z only registered 10.5 percent and 4.1 percent people audience shares, respectively.
The Kapuso Network’s main free-to-air channel, GMA, meanwhile, remains strong in the top spot with a dominant 41.5 percent people audience share.
Aside from continuously improving its content, GTV’s ratings success was also a result of the Network’s on-going efforts to expand GTV’s reach and clarity of reception in areas outside of Mega Manila.
Following GTV’s launch in February, the Network has already commissioned six analog TV station upgrades in different parts of the country – Tandang Sora in Manila, Mt. Sto. Tomas in Benguet, Mt. Banoy in Batangas, Naga in Camarines Sur, Legazpi in Albay, and just recently, General Santos City in Mindanao.
Viewers can also expect that more areas will be added to this growing list of upgrades by 2022 as GMA further strengthens its digital terrestrial television (DTT) roll-out through transmitter upgrades.
GTV’s programming line-up consists of world-class news and public affairs as well as entertainment shows, which cater to both the young and young-at-heart.
Catch news programs “Dobol B TV,” “Regional TV News,” “Balitanghali," “Dapat Alam Mo!,” “Good News Kasama si Vicky Morales,” “State of the Nation (SONA),” along with the simulcast of “24 Oras,” “24 Oras Weekend,” and “Saksi.”
Meanwhile, well-loved public affairs and lifestyle shows include “Farm to Table,” “I Juander,” “Pinoy A+,” “Brigada,” “Reporter’s Notebook,” “Tunay na Buhay,” “Stories of Hope,” “On Record,” “Taste Buddies,” and “Pinas Sarap.”
GTV also offers a variety of foreign dramas as well as local and Hollywood films on movie blocks Siesta Fiesta Movies, Afternoon Movie Break, and G! Flicks.
Sports fans should watch out for the next season of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on GTV.
Viewers can watch GTV via the following analog TV channels in their respective areas: Channel 26 in General Santos, Channel 22 in Northern and Central Luzon, Channel 26 in Southern Tagalog, Channel 28 in Camarines Sur, Channel 27 in Albay, and Channel 27 in Mega Manila or on digital broadcast via GMA Affordabox and GMA Now as well as on other digital TV receivers.
For more information, visit the official website GTV.ph.
Unparalleled Serbisyong Totoo remains at the heart of GMA Network.
Fully utilizing the Network’s wide reach across the country – complemented by its second free-to-air channel GTV; Kapuso digital channels Heart of Asia, Hallypop, I Heart Movies, and DepEd TV; its GMA Regional TV (RTV) stations; as well as radio station DZBB, and all Super Radyo stations nationwide – GMA continues to enrich the lives of Filipinos with its various public service programs and initiatives across all its on-air and online platforms as well as on-ground.
Widely regarded as the Network with a heart, GMA has been steadfast in living up to its commitment to public service even if it means having to go the extra mile.
From keeping the public well-informed and aware of the most pressing issues today, starting with eye-opening discussions on various concerns, to providing much-needed assistance to those in dire need of help and calling out authorities to take action, and up to reuniting families and loved ones – GMA is at the forefront of public service.
Serbisyong Totoo on-air
Providing viewers round the clock news and information are newscasts 24 Oras and 24 Oras Weekend, Unang Hirit’s Unang Balita, and Saksi. On GTV, simulcasts of 24 Oras, 24 Oras Weekend, and Saksi are also available in addition to Balitanghali, Breaking News, Dobol B TV, State of the Nation, Dapat Alam Mo!, and Regional TV News.
Up-to-the-minute and breaking reports are also available throughout the day via news bulletins on both GMA and GTV.
The Kapuso Network continues to produce programs attuned to the changing needs and interests of viewers in every part of the globe.
On GMA, these include Public Affairs programs Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, Unang Hirit, Wish Ko Lang!, Imbestigador, I-Witness, AHA!, Born to be Wild, Pera Paraan, Pinoy MD, The Atom Araullo Specials; as well as infotainment shows Amazing Earth, iBilib, Makulay ang Buhay, AgriPreneur, and long-running public service program Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko.
Serbisyong Totoo extends on GTV via Reporter’s Notebook, Good News kasama si Vicky Morales, Tunay na Buhay, Stories of Hope, On Record, Biyahe ni Drew, Brigada, I Juander, Becoming Pinoy, Oh My Job!, Pusong Pinoy sa Amerika, and Pinoy A+ Filipino Stories for Kids.
The Network also remains as the most reliable source of public service during events of national importance including the President’s address to the nation via the State of the Nation Address 2021: The GMA News Special Coverage. These are on top of the various public service announcement plugs that regularly air on all its channels.
Further, with stations strategically located in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, GMA Network through its regional arm, GMA RTV, further brings Serbisyong Totoo outside Metro Manila via its flagship newscasts and morning shows, namely GMA RTV Balitang Amianan and Mornings with GMA Regional TV in North Central Luzon; GMA RTV Balitang Bicolandia in South Luzon; GMA RTV Balitang Bisdak and GMA Regional TV Live! in Central and Eastern Visayas; GMA RTV One Western Visayas and GMA Regional TV Early Edition in Western Visayas; and GMA RTV One Mindanao and At Home with GMA Regional TV in North, South Central, Western, and Southern Mindanao.
The Kapuso Network’s flagship AM station Super Radyo DZBB 594 likewise delivers the latest news and the hottest commentaries as well as programs that provide public service to the Kapuso listeners. Among the many programs are Melo del Prado sa Super Radyo, Super Balita sa Umaga Nationwide which also airs on all Super Radyo stations in Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, and Palawan; Saksi sa Dobol B; Buena Manong Balita; Super Balita / Isyu Atbp.; Pinoy MD sa Super Radyo DZBB; Serbisyo on the Spot; as well as Konsyumer Atbp., in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry, and Oh My Job in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment. Most of these shows are also simulcast on Dobol B TV.
Additionally, GMA’s broadcast of DepEd TV in its digital channel is part of the Kapuso Network's efforts to help the government curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country, and, at the same time, provide Filipino students access to quality education while keeping them safe at home. Various public service programs and announcements are also aired on its digital channels Heart of Asia, Hallypop, and I Heart Movies.
Further showing how GMA takes to heart the welfare of the Kapuso viewers wherever they may be in the country, its digital TV receiver GMA Affordabox has an Emergency Warning Broadcast System (EWBS) feature that sends NDRRMC alerts on any disaster or calamity warnings in their area.
Serbisyong Totoo on-ground
Just as the pandemic sees no borders, GMA Network’s Serbisyong Totoo also transcends beyond the airwaves. The Kapuso Network continuously innovates to reach more Filipinos amidst the challenges of living in the new normal.
The Network tirelessly extends assistance to underserved communities and Filipinos in need of immediate aid through its socio-civic arm GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF). The Kapuso Foundation has always been quick to respond during typhoons, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and the COVID-19 relief effort through its Operation Bayanihan disaster relief program which has helped 268,447 beneficiaries.
Under GMAKF’s Operation Bayanihan is the Labanan Natin Ang COVID-19 campaign which included the distribution of PPEs to 131 public hospitals to protect our frontliners. The Foundation has also distributed fully loaded Kapuso grocery packs to over 4,784 families in locked down communities during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period.
Equally giving importance to long-term aid for disaster recovery, GMAKF continuously built schools, bridges and houses to help rebuild communities. To date, 852 sturdy houses have been constructed in various Kapuso Villages nationwide. 504 classrooms were built under the Kapuso School Development Project. And a total of 6 steel and concrete bridges have now been completed in the Kapuso Tulay Para sa Kaunlaran project.
GMAKF also implemented its Kapuso ng Kalikasan project in the same disaster afflicted areas where they engaged the communities to plant trees to create environmental awareness, prevent landslides and combat soil erosion.
Giving importance to the youth are GMAKF’s annual Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan project where school bags with complete sets of school supplies with anti-COVID kits were distributed to 70,000 public elementary school students including indigenous children from the top 25 poorest provinces across the country.
A total of 65,020 beneficiaries were served by GMAKF’s Values Formation program which included Give-A-Gift: Alay Sa Batang Pinoy project, Kapuso Cancer Champions project, and Sagip Dugtong Buhay bloodletting project.
GMAKF’s Disaster Relief, Education, Health, and Values Formation program activities are regularly being aired on 24 Oras’ Kapusong Totoo segment to inspire Filipinos to help through their donations.
Meanwhile, on the regional front, GMA RTV launched its “Kapuso Barangayan on Wheels” at the height of the nationwide community quarantines implemented last year.
“Kapuso Barangayan on Wheels” aims to reach more communities and to directly provide families with assistance they urgently need. The project was rolled out in North Central Luzon, South Luzon, Central and Eastern Visayas, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and Southern Mindanao and is currently on its fourth wave.
From May 2020 to October 2021, the Kapuso Barangayan on Wheels has already reached 16,650 families with more than 2,400 families expected to benefit in the coming weeks as the RTV concludes its fourth wave.
Serbisyong Totoo online
GMA’s commitment to public service extends online.
GMA News’ digital platforms feature up-to-the-minute breaking news on the latest developments in the Philippines. The Network’s newscasts are made available to Filipinos all over the globe via live stream on its official YouTube channels and Facebook pages. And just recently, 24 Oras became the first Philippine newscast to livestream locally on TikTok. Condensed versions of 24 Oras and other newscasts are made available on YouTube for local and international audiences.
It also continues to produce the pioneering mobile newscast Stand for Truth and provide immediate advice and assistance to netizens via the online public service program Sumbungan Ng Bayan Libreng Payo Online.
Original programs are also available for online viewers, including GMA News Feed, GMA’s snackable and mobile-friendly news updates series; explanatory journalism series Need to Know; The Mangahas Interviews, an agenda-setting talk show hosted by veteran investigative journalist Malou Mangahas; The Howie Severino Podcast; and the newly launched Spotify Original podcast Sounds and Stories of The Philippines.
GMA Network also produced various online campaigns to contribute to the government’s nationwide COVID-19 information drive and vaccination program — “Labanan Natin ang COVID-19” plug series in coordination with GMAKF, “May Puso ang Pag-asa,” “PaGMAmahal Para sa Frontliners,” “Health Protocol, Sana All,” GMA News and Public Affairs’ “#JabWellDone” and “PPE: Pinoy Pandemic Essentials,” “IMReady - COVID-19 plug series”, and GMA Artist Center’s “#FlexMoNa.”
In addition, GMA Pinoy TV’s #StrongerTogether and "One in Heart with Pinoys abroad vs. COVID-19” campaigns included various initiatives such as Tribute to Frontliners, Memorials to Fallen Frontliners, Pandemic Diaries, Lockdown Chika, Stories from the Frontlines, Quaran-sane, DM (Distansya Muna) is the Key, Stories of Survival, Stronger Together with Filipino Frontliners Abroad, Pockets of Hope, and Stronger Together Podcast.
For the past seven decades, Kapuso here and abroad have put the trust in GMA Network as their constant companion through triumphs and adversities. GMA, in turn, stays true to its core — putting heart in everything it does and innovating ways to further provide Serbisyong Totoo to the public, especially to those who need it the most.
And as the holiday season nears, GMA encourages Filipinos to remain loving to one another in order to help spark hope into everyone’s hearts through its Christmas station ID “Love Together, Hope Together”.
It has been a year since the leading ticketing platform and the transactional video on demand (TVOD) service, inked a deal to usher Filipinos into a new world of cinema recreating the entertainment experience even at home.
To celebrate the terrific run, GMovies and UPSTREAM.PH present an originally produced film by veteran and award-winning director Erik Matti, and a 2021 Cannes Film Festival entry, along with other binge-worthy Filipino classics, Korean movies, Hollywood features, and series to their users!
The best part is, you can still watch them from the safety and comfort of your home with your loved ones.
Here’s the list of shows you can stream with us to celebrate this special milestone:
Rabid, streaming November 12
Rabid is an anthology film that probes into our everyday reality of anxiety, uncertainty, and paranoia. It features distinct but interwoven stories that revolve around the different ways this world can drive human beings to the brink of madness. Starring Vance Larena, Ricci Rivero, Donna Cariaga, Kent Gonzales, Ayeesha Cervantes, Pam Gonzales, Ameera Johara, Jay Glorioso, Ynigo Delen, Jake Macapagal, Cheska Diaz, Brace Arquiza, Ube Lola and directed by Erik Matti.
Acclaimed International Films
Benedetta, streaming November 17
In the late 17th century, with plague ravaging the land, Benedetta Carlini joined the convent in Pescia, Tuscany as a novice nun. Capable from an early age of performing miracles, her impact on life in the community is immediate and momentous. But she also suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair. Starring Virginie Efira, Charlotte Rampling, Daphne Patakia, Lambert Wilson, Olivier Rabourdin.
Gagamboy, streaming now
An accident at a pharmaceutical lab turns the mild-mannered ice cream vendor Junie into Gagamboy, a do-good crusader, defender of the poor and oppressed, protector of children, and number one enemy of Ipisman! Starring Vhong Navarro, Aubrey Miles and Jay Manalo.
Pa-siyam, streaming now
Five siblings return to the province to bury their mother who died under mysterious circumstances. While the family holds the traditional pa-siyam for the dead, a series of horrifying events take place, leading to the unlocking of dark family secrets. Starring Roderick Paulate, Cherry Pie Picache, Maricar de Mesa, Yul Servo and Ana Capri.
Mano Po 6 and 7, streaming now
A Mother’s Love and Tsinoy stories focus on relationships around Chinese families. Directed by Joel Lamangan and Ian Loreños, respectively. Sharon Cuneta, Richard Yap, and Jean Garcia top-billed these installments.
Okay! Madam, streaming until November 21
Okay! Madam is about a couple, a restaurant manager and a computer
repair expert, who must save their family from a hijacking incident during their first family vacation. Starring Woon Jong Jeon, Bae Jeong-nam, Uhm Junghwa.
Beauty Water, streaming until January 16, 2022
Ye-ji comes across mysterious water that enables her to lose weight and
reshape her appearance. She finds her life is more in danger the more she
desires to be beautiful. Starring Moon Nam-Sook.
Stillwater, streaming now
The thrilling drama follows American oil-rig worker Bill Baker as he travels to France to help his estranged daughter Allison after being imprisoned for a murder that she claims she did not commit. Navigating an unfamiliar country and its complex legal system, Bill takes it upon himself to prove his daughter's Innocence. Starring Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin, Camille Cottin, Deanna Dunagan.
Limbo, streaming now
Limbo is a wry and poignant observation of the refugee experience, set on a fictional remote Scottish island where a group of new arrivals awaits the results of their asylum claims. It centers on Omar, a young Syrian musician who is burdened by his grandfather’s oud, which he has carried from his Homeland. Starring Amir El-Masry, Vikash Bhai, Ola Orebiyi, Kwabena Ansah,
Sidse Babett Knudsen, Kais Nashif.
The Anti-Vax Conspiracy, streaming November 23
Upstream PH’s partnership with British worldwide digital production All3Media International brings you a documentary about people behind the international anti-Covid-vaccine movement and why they are doing it. This journey inside the astonishing world of the anti-vaxxers is a must-watch.
TV and Web Series
Van der Valk, streaming November 15
Following a street-smart and unapologetic Dutch detective as he navigates the lively and enigmatic city of Amsterdam, solving mysterious crimes using astute human observation and inspired detection. Starring Marc Warren, Maimie McCoy, Luke Allen-Gale.
Quaranthings Season 2 (Boys’ Love), streaming November 26
A year and a few months into their first real relationship. No longer living in their little bubble, can Judah and Rocky still make things work? Starring Royce Cabrera, Kyo Quijano.
To access these shows, download the GMovies app via Apple Store, Google Play Store, or Huawei App Gallery or visit gmovies.ph or https://bit.ly/GMovies-Shows. Then select the movie, tap the “Pay” button and choose the payment option. Afterward, click stream now on UPSTREAM. For the price of one ticket, all members of the family, and even the barkada can see it together.
Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo is set to conquer new horizons as a Kapuso in a contract signing with GMA Network yesterday, November 18.
After showing her strut on the international pageant scene, the 25-year-old model and beauty queen looks forward to honing another set of skills as she continues her royal reign in the Kapuso Network.
“I'm very happy today. I can’t believe that I am officially signing with GMA. I can finally say, I'm officially a Kapuso!” said Rabiya. “After Ms. Universe Philippines, I've been asking myself, 'What's next? What am I going to do? Babalik na ba ako sa pagiging Physical Therapist?' But I'm just happy that the people here in GMA did see my potential as an actress, as a host, and I'm excited sa mga parating na projects.”
The beauty queen also expressed her gratitude to the Kapuso Network for seeing her potential and considers it as the perfect door for her.
“My heart is full of endless gratitude to everybody who saw my potential…I just came from a simple life, I had my humble beginnings, I have my struggles. But I realize, I have to go through those hardships because God will open that perfect door for you. Today, I can say that door is my GMA family, kaya maraming, maraming salamat po!"
Rabiya was welcomed by GMA executives via Zoom, video messages and their presence at the Marquee Tent of Edsa Shangri-La Hotel.
GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, Executive Vice President and CFO Felipe S. Yalong, GMA Network Films Inc. President and Programming Consultant to the Chairman and CEO Atty. Annette Gozon-Valdes, Senior Vice President for GMA Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, First Vice President and Head of Regional TV and Synergy Oliver B. Amoroso, and GMAAC Assistant Vice President and Head for Talent Imaging and Marketing Unit Simoun S. Ferrer welcomed Rabiya as part of the Kapuso family.
Rabiya’s co-managers from Empire Jonas Gaffud and Mau De Leon were also present during the event.
Atty. Gozon is confident that Rabiya will be a wonderful addition to the Network’s roster of talents. “Last year, she made us proud when she represented the Philippines in the Ms. Universe competition. Now, we are proud that she's joining us here in GMA. Welcome to the Kapuso Network, Rabiya,” he said.
Yalong also wishes Rabiya the best of luck in her career’s new chapter, “Congratulations, Rabiya. We wish you all the best as you begin your Kapuso journey.”
Gozon-Valdes is elated to have Kapuso viewers watch her grow as an actress, “We are delighted to have Rabiya join GMA’s stable of stars. I am sure the fans and the Filipino viewers worldwide are thrilled to watch her on screen. Congratulations!”
Meanwhile, Rasonable expressed her enthusiasm in welcoming Rabiya, “We are looking forward to the projects that we will do with Rabiya which will showcase her talents in acting & hosting. We are happy to have Rabiya in GMA!"
An Iloilo native, Rabiya graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. Earlier this year, she represented the Philippines in the prestigious 69th Miss Universe pageant and secured a spot in the Top 21 finalists.
After her guestings in The Boobay and Tekla Show and Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, she is gearing up for her debut series Agimat ng Agila Book 2 and guesting in Wish Ko Lang soon on GMA-7. (30)
Kapuso actor Gabby Concepcion is honored to be included in the line-up of anniversary episodes of Tadhana.
From November 24 to December 03, 2021, the Japan Foundation, Manila, the Embassy of Italy with the Philippine Italian Association, the Instituto Cervantes, the British Council in the Philippines, the Goethe-Institut, the Embassy of France, and the Film Development Council of the Philippines will present the 15th edition of the International Silent Film Festival Manila. This year the festival will feature six classic silent films from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and the United Kingdom, and nine short films especially produced by the FDCP to represent the Philippines, all accompanied by original musical scores from local bands and musicians.
This program will be screened online via the FDCP Channel https://fdcpchannel.ph/isffm2021
Opening at the Metropolitan Theater of Manila
To mark the 15th birthday of the festival an opening ceremony will be held on Wednesday, 24th of November, at 4:30 PM, at the newly renovated Manila Metropolitan Theater, Manila’s architectural Art Deco gem built in the midst of the Philippine “Silent era”. The invitational opening ceremony, hosted by the Japan Foundation, Manila will be followed, at 5:20 PM, by the screening of 雄呂血 Orochi (Serpent), a 1925 action film by Futagawa Buntarō that will be live scored by Munimuni band. This is cine-concert in pre-COVID style in-person but in keeping with the health restrictions in force.
With the exception of the opening day, the program of this 15th edition of the International Silent Film Festival Manila that includes screenings and international round table webinars will be entirely accessible online from the 25th of November to the 3rd of December. Loyal to the very essence of the festival, all silent films will be scored with original music exclusively composed and performed by local bands and musicians.
The entire Online Program in a glimpse
December 01 to 03 will be dedicated to the screening of the nine short films produced with the very first edition of FDCP’s Mit Out Sound International Silent Film Competition. Nine Filipino filmmakers worked with nine film composers to produce nine short silent films that represents the Philippines in this year's ISFFM. The shorts and their filmmakers are as follows:
Born to be Wild—the country’s pioneering wildlife, travel and conservation program —celebrates its 14th anniversary this month in a two-part special “Breaking Territories” airing this November 21 and 28.
Multitalented Kapuso actor, performer, and businessman Rodjun Cruz is filled with gratitude as he renewed his contract with GMA Artist Center yesterday, November 4.
Being part of the GMAAC family for 8 years, Rodjun shares the reason why he stays loyal to his home network, "I'm very thankful and grateful to GMA for the opportunity and for always putting their trust in me. Nandito pa rin ako kasi mas lalo ko na-showcase ‘yung talents ko and mas madami akong natutunan sa kanila. Kasi sila yung nagbibigay sa akin ng iba't-ibang roles na dito ko lang din ginawa sa GMA. Mas lumalakas ‘yung loob ko, mas nahahasa ako as an actor, at the same time, nakakapag-perform ako kasi love ko rin talaga ang mag-perform."
As he celebrates the renewal of his contract, Rodjun looks back at all his proud Kapuso moments. "Nung nagstart ako sa Kapuso Network, first time ko magtrending ng ganoon sa My Husband's Lover. Noong nag-guest ako doon, grabe ang daming nag-message [sakin]. Pinag-usapan talaga siya. 'Yun yung una dahil first time ko talaga ma-experience 'yun sa buhay ko kahit saan magpunta pinag-uusapan talaga. Tapos, dream ko rin kasi magkaroon ng action na palabas so first time ko rin naranasan 'yun na may power pa, noong ginawa ko ‘yung role as Paopao sa Encantadia. And siyempre, ‘yung Legally Blind. Nakaka-proud din ‘yung moments na magkasama kami ni Rayver sa isang stage at nagpe-perform."
Aside from his guestings in the weekend variety show ‘All-Out Sundays,’ Rodjun is gearing up for his lead role in the upcoming GMA series ‘Little Princess,’ with Jo Berry and Juancho Trivino. He considers this project a birthday gift from God.
"Hindi ma-contain ‘yung happiness ko. Very grateful ako kasi pinag-pray ko ‘yan kay Lord. Sabi ko, 'Lord, sana po bigyan Niyo pa po ako ng pagkakataon, bigyan Niyo po ako ng show na magagawa ko po ‘yung gusto ko, na mapapakita ko po yung talento ko at makaka-inspire ako ng madaming tao.' So noong tinawag nila sa akin 'yung [Little Princess], sabi ko 'Wow, grabe ka Lord, answered prayer na naman to! Naniniwala din kasi ako na birthday gift sa akin 'to ni Lord kasi nag-birthday ako noong October," he said.
Earlier this year, Rodjun took his fitness advocacy to the next level and launched his very own sports apparel - Cruzfit.
Beginning Monday, November 8, GMA Network's well-loved family-oriented talk show introduces its newest host and welcomes viewers in their new studio with all-new and exciting episodes in ‘Mars Pa More with Pars Kim Atienza.’
As the show’s official Pars, expect to see Kuya Kim share his male perspective on the chikahan and paandaran of resident hosts - Kapuso mommies Camille Prats and Iya Villania. His banter and opinions will surely be full of amazing trivia about things that interest every viewer.
The trio is set to lead a more interactive and engaging bonding moment through the show's fresh segments.
In 'Mars/Man of the Hour,' Filipinos whose accomplishments have brought prestige to the country are given the spotlight; in 'Mars/Pars of the World,' viewers are given a virtual tour of scenic and exotic locations abroad by fellow Filipinos living there; and in 'Benta Box,' the hosts personally converse with online followers who are handed a surprise, hidden in mystery boxes.
An entertaining spin on intrigahan with celebrity guests also awaits viewers in 'Lightning Laglagan' and 'Pasabog Na Chika.'
Meanwhile, watch out as Kuya Kim hits the road to bring viewers to exciting dining destinations, outdoor activities, and celebrity encounters in his special segment.
Gear up for more fun games, viral videos, recipes, hacks, and workouts that are bound to jumpstart your weekday mornings in ‘Mars Pa More with Pars Kim Atienza,’ Mondays to Fridays, at 8:45 AM on GMA-7.