Monday, November 30, 2009

Diether Ocampo Covers Reader�s Digest December 2009 Issue

After Michael V. and Manny Pacquiao, another Philippine showbiz celebrity made it to the cover of Reader�s Digest Asia. Yes, Diether "Diet" Ocampo - the founder of KIDS Foundation is on the cover of Reader's Digest Asia December 2009 issue.

Identified in the story as "the Filipino actor and activist," Diet is prolific in his work as the founding president of the K.I.D.S. foundation to help children and puts his philanthropic nature down to the principle of "paying it forward."

"I haven�t forgotten that I come from a poor family," he said in the interview. "This keeps me grounded and grateful for what I have today."

The Reader�s Digest Asia recognizes his efforts and makes him (and others) the cover story of the December issue.

The article My Wish for the New Year explores what celebrities and children want to see for 2010.

Aside from Diet, the magazine also features such other inspirational Asians as Malaysia�s Datin Paduka Sharifah Mazlina, the first Asian woman to trek the Arctic and Antarctic; and Marina Mahathir, columnist, women�s rights activist and blogger; and Singapore�s Dr. William Tan, paraplegic and world record holder for fastest person to complete seven marathons in seven countries. These people share their wishes for the new year.

For the full story, get your copy of the Reader's Digest Asia December 2009 issue available now in magazine stands all over Asia.

Lea Salonga is Grizzabella in the Musical "Cats"

Andrew Lloyd Webber was absolutely delighted when told that Filipino international singer/actress Lea Salonga would play Grizzabella in the musical Cats. This is according to Tim McFarlane, producer of The Really Useful Company Asia Pacific Pty Ltd. McFarlane was in town for the launching of Cats in Manila.

Lea, who will get to sing Memory, once again captivated the audience when she sang the song during the media launch. "This is my first time to sing Memory in public. I have not done it, not even in previous concerts," Lea declared.

"We have long wanted to bring Cats to Manila," McFarlane said. The musical which first opened in London in May 11, 1981 to rave reviews, went on to win record-breaking number of awards worldwide including two Olivier Awards for Musical of the Year and Outstanding Achievement of the Year in Musicals and seven Tony Awards. It will be staged at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Main Theater in July 2010.

James Cundall, CEO of Lunchbox Productions and who also served as moderator of the launch said that Lea�s appearance is a triple treat as the actress/singer would be acting, singing and dancing.

Fiz Shapur, the musical supervisor of Cats, played on the piano some excerpts from the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber including Don�t Cry for Me Argentina, Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Cats tells the imaginative tale of a tribe of Jellicle Cats as they gather together for the annual Jellicle Ball. Each cat tells his story for the entertainment of Old Deuteronomy who must choose one of the Cats to journey to the Heavyside layer to be reborn into a new life.

It is based on T.S. Elliot�s book of poems, Old Possum�s Book of Practical Cats which was first published in 1939. Andrew Lloyd Webber used Elliot�s poems as lyrics and set them to music to create a musical. Some elements from Elliot�s other unpublished writings brought to life the glamour Cat Grizabella who provides the pivotal storyline for the musical.

Cats held the record for the longest-running musical in the history of West End Theater, a position it held until October 2006 when it was surpassed by Le Miserables. It closed in London in May 11, 2002 with 8,950 performances. Cats opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theater in Oct. 7, 1982 and continued to play until Sept. 10, 2000 after 7,485 performances. It was one of the longest-running musicals on Broadway surpassed only by Phantom of the Opera.

Memory, the most popular song in the musical has been recorded by over 150 artists including Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis and Liberace. Barry Manilow�s rendition became a Top 40 hit in the US, while I consider Barbra�s version to be the most heart-wrenching.

Undoubtedly one of the most popular musicals in history, Cats has played in 26 countries and over a hundred cities and has been translated into 10 languages including German, Spanish, Japanese, French, and Swedish, among others.

But why is Cats so popular? McFarlane explained, "It is because of its music, the highlight of which is the song Memory. Second, the show is great and appeals to people of all ages and all cultures."

Cats Now and Forever in Manila is produced by Lunch Box Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, Concertus and All Youth Channels in association with The Really Useful Company Asia Pacific.

Lea rose to international fame via Miss Saigon where she won the Tony Award for Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Laurence Olivier Award. She played Eponine as well as Fantine in Les Miserables, Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, the Witch in Into The Woods, Cinderella, among others. She has several recordings to her name and is the singing voice behind Princess Jasmine in the blockbuster Disney hit Aladdin, and in Mulan and Mulan 2.

I am certainly not going to miss this musical even if it plays at midnight, when there is no sound at the pavement. How can you miss the great Lea Salonga singing this song, not in a thousand midnights.

Nikki Gil is Elle Woods in "Legally Blonde: The Musical"

Elle Woods is Barbie incarnate. The doll and the vixen sport blonde hair and love anything pink. Stepping into Elle�s uber feminine world is Nikki Gil who leads the cast of Legally Blonde The Musical�s local staging. Atlantis Productions will present the movie-turned-musical in June 2010 at the Meralco Theater. Chari Arespacochaga directs.

"I like pink," replies Nikki when asked how she feels playing the Reese Witherspoon big screen role. "If you watch MYX, it�s their favorite character for me. I would play someone who is maarte and mouths, �Oh my God� what�s that?� It is something I can do for a full-length play."

Although the singer-actress can relate to Elle with all her heart, Nikki has started preparing for the role this early.

"I got the material and I started reading the script and memorizing the songs," Nikki shares.

This shows how Nikki is serious with this new challenge in her career. Nikki has done one formal production with Atlantis and relies a lot on her singing experience on TV and in concert tours for the past years. Nikki is aware of the responsibility and the pressure of playing the Broadway character. Unlike actors who are trained for years, Nikki will put all her acting and singing know-how in seven months to act, think and sound like Elle come next year.

"I�m excited," shares Nikki. "It�s a fun gig. It speaks of something true. It also speaks of a sentiment like. I think I can be so much better than what I really am right now. I think it�s very timely." That�s the same scenario Elle has gone through in the movie. The sorority star proves that there�s much more to her than good looks.

"I�m more worried with singing than in acting," says Nikki. "Back in high school, I used to compete in dramatic monologues and one-act plays for inter-school competitions.

"Pop singing is different from theater singing. Theater actors have a different lifestyle compared to showbiz actors. TV work requires one to stay till the wee hours of the morning. I have to take a break from what I usually do because my voice might not stand the demands of musical theater."

It�s a wise decision for Nikki because there�s so much dancing and singing in Legally Blonde. It means she has to work on her physical stamina and vocal strength. Nikki will play the part for 20 shows and she has no understudy.

Legally Blonde The Musical begins when Elle�s boyfriend breaks up with her and falls for another girl who is more �serious.� To win back her man, she leaves her fabulous life to study law in Harvard. The intellectual community welcomes an unexpected visitor.

Elle�s journey to Harvard helps her find who she is and what she can do. As Atlantis puts it, being true to one�s self never goes out of style.

Legally Blonde won Best New Touring Musical, Best Design and Best Music. It will tour the US for the next two years.

Asked what she will do if a good soap opera comes her way, Nikki answers, "I have to finish first what I have started. And I have to avoid (doing) things that will ask me to stay long on the set."

For more details about Legally Blonde The Musical in Manila call 892-7078 or 840-1187.

MMFF 2009: "I Love You Goodbye" Movie Trailer

I Love You Goodbye is Star Cinema's official entry in the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

The movie stars real-life sweetheart Angelica Panganiban and Derek Ramsay. It also marks the silverscreen comeback of Gabby Concepcion and the first kontrabida role of young actress Kim Chiu.

Directed by Laurice Guillen, I Love You Goodbye is showing on December 25, 2009.

I Love You Goodbye - Full movie trailer:

MMFF 2009: "Ang Darling Kong Aswang" Movie Trailer

Vic Sotto and Cristine Reyes team up in the fantasy horror comedy entitled "Ang Darling Kong Aswang".

"Ang Darling Kong Aswang" also stars Richie d'Horsie, Wally Bayola and a guest appearances of Joey de Leon, Rafael Rosell, Allan K, Agot Isidro, Jean Garcia, Alfred Vargas and many more.

Ang Darling Kong Aswang opens nationwide on Christmas Day.

Ang Darling Kong Aswang - Full movie trailer:

LJ Reyes Covers FHM Philippines December 2009 Issue

Starstruck Season 2's First Princess LJ Reyes is a sexy angel on the cover of FHM Philippines December 2009 issue.

FHM Philippines December 2009 issue is now available in all magazine stands nationwide.

Starstruck 5: Final 14 Hopefuls

From thousands who auditioned, only 7 girls and 7 boys remain vying to become the ultimate Male and Female survivor of Starstruck V. Here they are:

Ian Batherson is the self-proclaimed funny guy from Germany who dreams to become an artista in the Philippines.

Sef Cadayona is the boy from Manila who dreams to entertain people with his talent and passion.

Rocco Nacino is Baguio-born but considers himself a Laguna-native who wants to fulfill his dreams of becoming an artista.

Enzo Pineda is a Makati-based aspiring actor who dreams of becoming a superhero.

Steven Silva is the Davaoe�o who wants to make his parents proud through his love for singing.

Piero Vergara is the happy-go-lucky guy from Davao who also wants to be known as a journalist, a songwriter and an author.

Fianca Cruz is the impassioned dancer from Pasig who has dreamed to be an artista since she was a kid.

Sarah Lahbati is the girl who hails from Switzerland, who has left everything behind to try her luck in StarStruck.

Diva Montelaba is the Cebua�a whose wants to make her grandmother�s dreams come true.

Rox Montealegre is the Dean�s lister from Makati who wants the fast-paced (and never dull) life that only showbiz can provide.

Princess Snell is the cutie from Laguna whose showbiz-oriented dreams is rooted in the desire to give her family a good future.

Rye Burgos is a US-grown aspirant who wants to inspire through laughter.

Nina Kodaka is the contender from Japan who has always known that she wants to be an artista.

Zeryl Lim has come all the way from Bahrain to enhance her talents in entertaining people.

2009 PMPC Star Awards For Television � Winners

The 23rd PMPC Star Awards for Television was held on Sunday night, November 29, at the Pagcor Grand Theater, in Paranaque City with ABS-CBN taking home the Best TV Station award.

Here is the complete list of winners for the 23rd PMPC Star Awards for Television:

Best TV Station:

Best Primetime TV Series:
May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN)

Best Drama Actor:
Coco Martin (Tayong Dalawa, ABS-CBN)

Best Drama Actress:
Gina Pare�o (Tayong Dalawa, ABS-CBN)

Best Single Performance By An Actor:
Joross Gamboa (Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Bisikleta" episode, ABS-CBN)

Best Single Performance By An Actress:
Gretchen Barretto (Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Salamin" episode, ABS-CBN)
Sunshine Dizon (Obra Presents: Sunshine Dizon, "Butch" episode, GMA-7)

Best Children Show:
Art Angel (GMA-7)

Best Children Show Host:
Pia Arcangel, Tonipet Gaba, and Krystal Reyes (Art Angel, GMA-7)

Best Educational Program:
Matanglawin (ABS-CBN)

Best Educational Program Host:
Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. (Kap�s Amazing Stories, GMA-7)

Best Travel Show:
Balik-Bayan (QTV 11)

Best Travel Show Host:
Drew Arellano (Balik-Bayan, QTV 11)

Best Reality Program:
Dare Duo (QTV 11)

Best Reality Program Host:
Paolo Bediones (Survivor Philippines, GMA-7)

Best Lifestyle Show:
Events Incorporated (QTV 11)

Best Lifestyle Show Host:
Tim Yap and Sam Oh (Events Incorporated, QTV 11)

Best Morning Show:
Umagang Kay Ganda (ABS-CBN)

Best Morning Show Host/s:
Edu Manzano, Pinky Webb, Bernadette Sembrano, Rica Peralejo, Donita Rose, Kim Atienza, Alex Santos, Anthony Taberna, Winnie Cordero, and Ginger Conejero (Umagang Kay Ganda, ABS-CBN)

Best Public Affairs Program:
Probe Profiles (ABS-CBN)

Best Public Affairs Program Host:
Cheche Lazaro (Probe Profiles, ABS-CBN)

Best Magazine Show:
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7)

Best Magazine Show Host:
Jessica Soho (Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, GMA-7)

Best Public Service Program:
Imbestigador (

Best Public Service Program Host:
Ben Tulfo (Bitag Live, UNTV 37)

Best News Program:
TV Patrol World (

Best Male Newscaster:
Julius Babao (TV Patrol World,

Best Female Newscaster:
Vicky Morales (Saksi,

Best Youth-Oriented Program:
Ka-Blog (

Best Talent Search Program:
Talentadong Pinoy (TV 5)

Best Talent Search Program Host:
Ryan Agoncillo (Talentadong Pinoy, TV 5)

Best New Male TV Personality:
Zaijian Jaranilla (May Bukas Pa,

Best New Female TV Personality:
Maricar Reyes (Precious Hearts Romance Presents Presents: Bud Brothers,

Best Celebrity Talk Show:
Sis (

Best Celebrity Talk Show Host:
Janice de Belen (Spoon, Net 25)

Best Variety/Game Show:
Wowowee (

Best Game Show Host:
Richard Gomez (Family Feud,

Best Gag Show:
Banana Split (
Bubble Gang (

Best Showbiz-Oriented Show:
SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (

Best Male Showbiz-Oriented Show Host:
Boy Abunda (SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon,

Best Female Showbiz-Oriented Show Host:
Toni Gonzaga (Entertainment Live,

Best Comedy Show:
Ful Haus (

Best Comedy Actor:
Pooh (Banana Split,

Best Comedy Actress:
Rufa Mae Quinto (Bubble Gang,

Best Daytime Drama Series:
Pieta (

Best Drama Mini-Series:
Your Song Presents: My Only Hope (

Best Drama Anthology:
Maalaala Mo Kaya (

Best Musical Variety Show:
ASAP �08 (

Best Male TV Host:
Luis Manzano (ASAP �08,

Best Female TV Host:
Valerie Concepcion (Wowowee,

Faces of the Night:
Male � John Lloyd Cruz
Female � Sunshine Dizon

Stars of the Night:
Male � Piolo Pascual
Female � Anne Curtis

Ading Fernando Lifetime Achievement Award:
Mr. Johnny Manahan

Excellence in Broadcasting Lifetime Achievement Award:
Vice President Noli de Castro

Hall Of Fame
Eat Bulaga

Saturday, November 28, 2009

PBB Double UP Update: Rob Stumvoll is Evicted

Fil-Austrian soldier Rob Stumvoll is the latest housemate to be evicted from Bahay Ni Kuya.

Here are the percentage of votes in the PBB Double Up 4th eviction night:

Rica Paras � 38.55%
Jason Francisco � 35.81%
Carol Batay � 15.11%
Patrick Villanueva � 6.21%
Rob Stumvol � 4.32%

Kris Aquino's "Kung Tayo'y" Magkakalayo" Full Trailer

The highly anticipated trailer of the follow-up telesereye to the hit "Tayong Dalawa" featuring the Kimerald loveteam and the comeback drama project of Kris Aquino titled "Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo" is now out.

Based from the classic ballad hit of Rey Valera, the upcoming teleserye will star Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, Gabby Concepcion, Coco Martin, Gina Pare�o, Jaclyn Jose, Maricar Reyes, Albert Martinez and Ms. Kris Aquino.

Incidentally, "Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo" is ABS-CBN's offering in celebration of the 60th year anniversary of Philippine soap opera.

Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo - Full TV Trailer:

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Spotted: Michelle Van Eimeren and Mark Murrow Wedding Picture

In photo (Back, L-R): Michelle's ex-husband Ogie Alcasid, Bride Michelle Van Eimeren, Groom Mark Murrow, Ogie's girlfriend Regine Velasquez. (Front, L-R): Ogie and Michelle's daughters Leila and Sarah.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse � First Official Movie Poster

Summit Entertainment has released the first official poster for the third film of the Twilight Saga series, Eclipse.

In Eclipse, Bella (Kristen Stewart) is forced to choose between her love for Edward (Robert Pattinson) and her friendship with Jacob (Taylor Lautner) � knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf.

Along with director David Slade (30 Days and Nights, Hard Candy), several new actors are joining Eclipse including Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria, Xavier Samuel as Riley, Catalina Sandino Moreno as Maria, Jack Huston as Royce King, Julia Jones as Leah, BooBoo Stewart as Seth, Jodelle Ferland as Bree and Kirsten Prout as Lucy.

Eclipse is set for June 30, 2010 release.

The Muppets Does The "Bohemian Rhapsody" Parody

The Muppets just launched a viral parody of Queen�s classic "Bohemian Rhapsody".

The launch of the viral video, which features over 40 of your favorite Muppets, coincides with the release of Queen�s new album on Hollywood Records.

Video credit: MuppetsStudio via YouTube

22nd Aliw Awards - Winners

The 22nd annual Aliw Awards Foundation, Inc. recently culminated its search for the best of 2008�s live entertainers at the Mega Tent on November 17 with former Rep. Prospero Pichay as Chairman of the Executive Committee.

The affair's part of the proceeds will be donated to the victims of typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng, according to outgoing President Rema Manzano.

Here are the winners of 22nd Aliw Awards:

Entertainer of the Year � Regine Velasquez

Best Major Concert (Female) � Regine Velasquez

Best Major Concert (Male) � Gary Valenciano (Gary Live @ 25)

Best Collaboration for a Major Concert � Kuh Ledsma/Pops Fernandez/Regine Velasquez/Zsa Zsa Padilla (Divas for Divas)

Best Child Performer � Gabby Bautista

Best New Artist (Male) � Gab Valenciano

Best New Artist (Female) � Christine Love

Best Choral Group � UP Concert Chorus

Best Dance Company (Classical Folk) � Halili-Cruz Dance Company

Best Dance Company (Modern) - Bugkos Palay

Best Cultural Group � Sining Kadidilimudan (Maguindanao)

Best Instrumentalist � Nonoy Libanan (Guitar)

Best Emcee (Female) � Iya Villania

Best Emcee (Male) � Ryan Agoncillo

Best Stand Up Comedy Act (Male) � Chokoleit

Best Stand Up Comedy Act (Female) � Beverly Salviejo

Best Classical Performer (Male) � Dondie Ong

Best Classical Performer (Female) - Camille Lopez-Molina

Best Stage Actor (Musical) � Franco Laurel (Isang Panaginip na Fili)

Best Stage Actor (Non-Musical) � Lou Veloso (Hiblang Abo)

Best Stage Actress (Non-Musical) � Liezl Batucan (Portrait of an Artist as Filipino)

Best Stage Actress (Musical) � Ayen Munji-Laurel (Atang)

Best Stage Director (Musical) � Vince Ta�ada (Ako Si Ninoy)

Best Stage Director (Non-Musical) � Jose Mari Avellana (Portrait of an Artist as Filipino)

Best Musical Production � Ako Si Ninoy (Philippine Stagers Foundation)

Best Non-Musical Production � Dula�ta (Sining Kapapagariya)

Best Musical Director � Lemuel dela Cruz (Yang Klasiks)

Best Concert Stage Director � Louie Ignacio (From Roots to Riches)

Best Performer in Hotels, Music Lounges and Bars (Female) � Olivia

Best Performer in Hotels, Music Lounges and Bars (Male) � Rico J. Puno

Best Performer in Hotels, Music Lounges and Bars (Group) � REtroSPECT

Best Performance in a Concert (Smaller Venue) (Male) � Nyoy Volante

Best Performance in a Concert (Smaller Venue)(Female) - Claire dela Fuente (Timeless)

Best Performance in a Concert (Smaller Venue)(Group) � The Angelos

Best Collaboration in a Concert (Small Venue) � Rico J/Ai-Ai delas Alas/Pilita Corrales (Love & Laughter on Valentines Day)

MMFF 2009: "Nobody Nobody But Juan" Movie Trailer

Watch the full movie trailer of RVQ Production and Kaizz Ventures official movie entry in the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) titled "Nobody Nobody But Juan".

This Metro Manila Film Fest entry was originally titled "Juan" but when the Wondergirls song "Nobody" became a big hit, Dolphy himself suggested that they add "Nobody, Nobody" to the title.

SYNOPSIS. Nobody, Nobody But...Juan tells the story of a U.S.-based senior citizen named Juan (Dolphy) who lives in a senior home run by his son (Eric Quizon) and daughter-in-law (played by G Toengi). Juan's favorite pastime is watching Wowowee on The Filipino Channel. However, he does not watch the show just for entertainment's sake. Aside from wanting to connect with the Philippines that he dearly misses, Juan is lonesome for his first love Aida whom he lost touch with during the Japanese occupation of Manila. Wowowee is Juan's way of coping with homesickness and reliving the past.

When watching Wowowee is banned in the senior home, Juan makes drastic measures to watch his favorite TV program. In his quest, he crosses paths with his old friend Tu (Eddie Garcia) who used to be his partner in the vaudeville duo Juan Tu. Pokwang is cast as the partner in crime of Tu.

Juan is then reunited with his long-lost love Aida (portrayed by Gloria Romero). Will they have a happy ending after all these years?

The young Aida is portrayed by Heart Evangelista, the young Juan is portrayed by Epy Quizon and the young Tu is portrayed by Vandolph Quizon.

Eugene Domingo plays a nurse who takes care of Juan in the senior home. Willie Revillame is also part of the movie as the host of Wowowee.

Nobody Nobody But Juan - Full movie trailer:

The movie is directed by Dolphy's son, Eric Quizon, from a screenplay by Bibeth Orteza and produced by Kaizz Ventures in partnership with RVQ Productions.

Nobody, Nobody But... Juan! opens nationwide this Christmas, December 25, 2009.

Know How Kris Embraces A Simpler Lifestyle in "The Kris Aquino Magazine" October - November 2009 Issue

The latest issue of K Magazine features how Kris Aquino embraces a simpler lifestyle and why Dingdong Dantes is dubbed as the new generation hero.

Ever since her mother died�and following the announcement of her brother Noynoy�s candidacy�Kris Aquino has embraced a simpler lifestyle. She talks all about these two life-changing events and how they have impacted her in the latest issue of K Magazine, now out on the market.

Also in this issue is an account of Kris�s recent family vacation to Hawaii, with captions written by Kris herself. The Hawaii vacation, which she took with husband James and sons Joshua and Baby James, was part of Kris�s promise to her mom that she would spend more time with her family. The ever-efficient Kris planned and organized the trip, and returned with nearly 50 exclusive photos that she is sharing with K Mag readers.

K Mag also offers helpful tips on how to fight stress either of two ways: with herbal remedies or with prayer. Research supports the theory that prayer can benefit not just your soul, but your body too.

Still on the subject of prayer, Annabelle Regalado-Borja of Star Records
talks about the making of the Rosary album that was recorded by the Aquino sisters Ballsy, Pinky, Viel and Kris. The album, which features the sisters reciting the mysteries of the Holy Rosary�an advocacy instilled in them by their mother, who was always known for her being prayerful�is already available on the market.

This issue also gives readers the first look at the new K Everyday line: a collection of items for the home and for daily use. The products were road-tested and approved by Kris and include items for the bedroom and kitchen, as well as everyday items like planners to help you get your life in order. Kris also shows you the latest items from the BENCH Pinoy Lab collection.

For those who share Kris�s passion for cooking, K Mag has some of Tita Cory�s heirloom recipes that you can now cook in your own home for a traditional, homestyle pre-holiday treat.

So get your copy of K Mag now, out wherever magazines are sold, from ABS-CBN Publishing.

Judy Ann Santos and Derek Ramsay Star in ABS-CBN's "Habang May Buhay"

Rejoice all you Juday fans out there! The ABS-CBN nurserye titled "Habang May Buhay" starring Judy Ann Santos will finally have its airing date.

Habang May Buhay is the first-ever medical teleserye on Philippine television set in the dramatic setting of the medical world that mirrors life at its most intense. It revolves around the life of Jane Alcantara (played by Judy Ann Santos), a strong-willed nurse who undergoes family, career, and love challenges in the United States and in the Philippines. Our heroine�s quest for love and truth unfold in the backdrop of our very own Filipino medical cases, resonating to every Filipino who has ever had a loved one in danger.

Our heroine�s kind of love � selfless, sacrificing and unconditional � heals the wounds of her past and breathes new life to the patients she takes to her embrace. If heaven listens to our heartbeats, then her heart drives heaven to grant miracles to her loved ones.

The teleserye also marks the comeback of the "Bida-Kontrabida" tandem of Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes.

Habang May Buhay boasts of a stellar cast which includes Derek Ramsay, Will Devaughn, Gladys Reyes, Rio Locsin, Joem Bascon, Angel Aquino, William Martinez, Gina Alajar, Tetchie Agbayani, John Arcilla, Michael de Mesa, Melanie Marquez, Al Tantay, Candy Pangilinan, Mickey Ferriols, Bangs Garcia, Brent Javier, Marc Abaya, Maxene Eigenmann, Ina Feleo, Ruben Gonzaga, Dominique Roque, Jessy Mendiola, Macy Garcia, Giovannie Pico, and Makisig Morales.

Directed by Wenn Deramas, Jerry Sineneng, Andoy Ranay, and Mark Meily, Habang May Buhay is set to air finally as part of ABS-CBN�s first quarter opening salvo in 2010.

Habang May Buhay - Trailer:

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Showbiz Lipatan: Claudine Barretto is Now a Kapuso

After switching from Star Cinema to Viva Films, Claudine Barretto is now a Kapuso!

After 17 years of being an exclusive talent of the Kapamilya network, Claudine just signed an exclusive two-year contract with GMA-7 earlier today.

But the Optimum Actress was quick to clarify that her decision to explore other career opportunities did not mean cutting her ties with ABS-CBN�s talent arm which has been her second family all these years.

She said: "Wala pang Star Magic, nandito na ako sa Star Magic (formerly known as Talent Center). So you know, whatever happens sa buhay namin, hinding-hindi mawawala �yong part ako ng Star Magic."

Incidentally, Be Bench winner and Kapamilya talent Carlo Guevara also signed an exclusive contract with GMA-7 after being an ABS-CBN talent for 2 years.

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (November 20-23): "Talentadong Pinoy is Still The Country's No. 1 Reality Talent Show"

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from November 20 to 23 based on the overnight survey of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

November 20, Friday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 24.5%
2. Pitong Panalo Ni Pacquiao (GMA-7) - 16.6%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.4%
4. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%
5. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) - 15.7%
6. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) - 15.6%
7. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 14.9%
8. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 13.3%
9. Bleach (GMA-7) - 12.5%
10. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) - 10.4%

1. Darna (GMA-7) - 35.7%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 33.1%
3. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) - 29.3%
4. Ikaw Sana (GMA-7) - 27.2%
5. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 26.5%
6. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 26.1%
7. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 25.3%
8. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 24.6%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 23.7%
10. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) - 23.4%

November 21, Saturday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 27.9%
2. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 18%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 17.2%
4. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 15.9%
5. Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 15.2%
6. Startalk (GMA-7) - 13.8%
7. Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) - 12.4%
8. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) - 11.9%
9. Race-Tin Flash and Dash (GMA-7) - 11.6%
10. Batang Bibbo (GMA-7) - 10%

1. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) - 26.3%
2. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 24.1%
3. Pepeng Agimat (ABS-CBN) - 23.9%
4. TV Patrol Sabado (ABS-CBN) - 23.1%
5. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 21.1%
6. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 20.8%
7. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 20.6%
8. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 18.8%
9. Bitoy's ShoWWWtime (GMA-7) - 18.1%
10. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 17.7%

November 22, Sunday

1. Pride & Glory: Sonsona vs. Hernandez (GMA-7) - 23.6%
2. ASAP '09 (ABS-CBN) - 16.7%
3. SOP Fully Charged (GMA-7) - 15.3%
4. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 14.8%
5. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 14.7%
6. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 12.9%
7. Your Song Presents Ikaw Pa Rin (ABS-CBN) - 12.3%
8. Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) - 11.7%
9. Pokemon Specials (GMA-7) - 10.3%
10. Super Inggo at ang Super Tropa (ABS-CBN) / Eateria (GMA-7) - 9.3%

1. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 22.8%
2. Rated K (ABS-CBN) / StarStruck V: Dream Believe Survive (GMA-7) - 20%
3. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 19.6%
4. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) -18.7%
5. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 17.6%
6. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 16.6%
7. Bandaoke (GMA-7) - 16.1%
8. George & Cecil (ABS-CBN) - 13.2%
9. Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) - 11.9%
10. Everybody Hapi (TV5) - 9%

November 23, Monday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 22.4%
2. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%
3. Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit (GMA-7) - 14.4%
4. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 14.2%
5. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 14%
6. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) - 13.8%
7. Daisy Siete: My Shuper Sweet Lover (GMA-7) - 13.6%
8. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
9. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) - 12%
10. Somewhere In My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 11.1%

1. Darna (GMA-7) - 35.5%
2. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 32.4%
3. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) - 29.4%
4. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 28.2%
5. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 27.7%
6. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 27.5%
7. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) - 26.7%
8. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 25.8%
9. Rosalinda (GMA-7) - 24.4%
10. Katorse (ABS-CBN) - 23.6%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

TNS National TV Ratings (November 20-23): "SOP Fully Charged Didn't Made Well on Nationwide Ratings"

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from November 20 to 23 based on the overnight ratings of Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) among national households:

November 20, Friday

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 22.7%
2. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 20.2%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 19.4%
4. Somewhere In My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 18.2%
5. Pinoy Big Brother Up Uber (ABS-CBN) - 16.4%
6. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 16.3%
7. Maria de Jesus: Ang Anghel sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) - 16.2%
8. Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) - 14.3%
9. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) - 13.6%
10. Pitong Panalo Ni Pacquiao (GMA-7) - 13.4%

1. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 35.5%
2. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 34.5%
3. Katorse (ABS-CBN) - 32.5%
4. Darna (GMA-7) - 28.9%
5. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) - 26.6%
6. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) - 26.3%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 25.6%
8. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 24.7%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 22.8%
10. Ikaw Sana (GMA-7) - 20.4%

November 21, Saturday

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 21.6%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 19.4%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 18.4%
4. Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 17.2%
5. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 15.6%
6. Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%
7. Joey's Quirky World (GMA-7) - 9.5%
8. Startalk (GMA-7) - 9.4%
9. Power Rangers Jungle Fury (ABS-CBN) - 8.8%
10. Race-Tin Flash and Dash (GMA-7) - 8.4%

1. Pepeng Agimat (ABS-CBN) - 34.6%
2. TV Patrol Sabado (ABS-CBN) - 30.4%
3. The Singing Bee (ABS-CBN) - 29%
4. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 28.4%
5. Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 23.5%
6. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 22.3%
7. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 19.3%
8. Bitoy's ShoWWWtime (GMA-7) - 19.2%
9. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 19%
10. StarStruck V (GMA-7) - 16.7%

November 22, Sunday

1. ASAP '09 (ABS-CBN) - 21%
2. Pride and Glory: Sonsona vs. Hernandez (GMA-7) - 20.2%
3. Your Song Presents Sa Kanya Pa Rin (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%
4. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 16.1%
5. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 15.6%
6. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 12.8%
7. SOP Fully Charged (GMA-7) - 11.8%
8. Pokemon Specials (GMA-7) - 11.4%
9. Super Inggo at ang Super Tropa (ABS-CBN) - 11.1%
10. Dragonball GT (GMA-7) - 10%

1. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 27.4%
2. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 26.7%
3. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 25.3%
4. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 22.5%
5. George & Cecil (ABS-CBN) - 21.3%
6. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 20.4%
7. StarStruck V: Dream Believe Survive (GMA-7) - 19.8%
8. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 19.3%
9. Bandaoke (GMA-7) - 14.9%
10. Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) - 11.5%

November 23, Monday

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 22.5%
2. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 18.6%
3. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 18.5%
4. Somewhere In My Heart (ABS-CBN) - 17.4%
5. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 15.8%
6. Pinoy Big Brother Up Uber (ABS-CBN) - 15%
7. Maria de Jesus: Ang Anghel sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) - 13.9%
8. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) - 13.1%
9. Banana Split Daily Servings (ABS-CBN) - 12.8%
10. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) - 12.5%

1. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 36.4%
2. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 35.7%
3. Katorse (ABS-CBN) - 31.8%
4. Darna (GMA-7) - 29.6%
5. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) - 29.1%
6. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) - 27.3%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 25.9%
8. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) - 24.5%
9. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) - 24.4%
10. Ikaw Sana (GMA-7) - 19.5%

Source: TNS

ASAP XV: A Celebration of ASAP's 15th Year

"ASAP", the number one Sunday noontime variety show is celebrating it's 15th year of existence in Philippine television, and they are celebrating it with a blast!

Watch ASAP XV Music Video below:

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Starstruck 5: Top 28 Hopefuls

StarStruck V, GMA-7's reality-based artista search, narrows down its list to the Top 28 contenders who will battle it out for the chance to be the next batch of hit TV personalities.

Last Sunday, November 22, StarStruck V held its first live elimination night as the Top 30 was trimmed down to 20 with the surprise addition of eight international aspirants.

The Top 28 includes:


Steven Joseph Silva, 22, Davao
Rollo Espenos III, 17, Bacolod City
Shane Parminter, 16, Manila
Edward Benosa, 19, Quezon City
John Paul Joseph Cadayona, 20, Las Pinas
Piero Vergora, 16, Cebu City
Adam Santos Hussein, 22, Pasig City
Enrico Raphael Nacino, 22, Pasig City
Ian Batherson, 20, Mandaluyong City
Enzo Pineda


Hyacinth Diva Montalaba, 18, Cebu City
Fianca Jane Cruz, 18, Pasig City
Janelle Olafson, 19, Quezon City
Paolline Michelle Liggayu, 18, Pasay City
Sarah Lahbati, 18, Cavite
Princess Tinkerbell Snell, 17, Laguna
Jeramie Padolina, 16, Quezon City
Astrid Isidro
Goldamier Gamir, 19, Malabon City
Roxanne Montealegre, 19, Pasig City


Niko Umali, Japan
Nina Kodaka, Japan
Zyril Lim, Bahrain
Khalid Alalawi, Bahrain
Vanessa Harrison, Canada
Rye Burgos, USA
Marco Bautista, USA

These 28 aspirants will face their first artista tests this week under the supervision of five StarStruck mentors: Gina Alajar for acting, Douglas Nierras for dancing, Jai Sabas-Aracama for singing, Abbygale Arenas-de Leon for imaging and Barbi Chan for make up and styling.

This season's StarStruck Council is composed of TV director Floy Quintos, versatile actress Iza Calzado and talent manager and star maker Lolit Solis. Fourteen from the Top 28 will be eliminated this Sunday, November 29.

So, who will enter the coveted Final 14? Will they survive this season's Factor V?

StarStruck V airs every Saturday after Pinoy Records and Sunday after Kap's Amazing Stories. Watch Shout Out: The Starstruck Dailies airing 15 minutes Monday to Friday before Family Feud starting November 23 on GMA-7.

2009 International Emmy Awards � Winners

Here are the winners of the 37th International Emmy Awards which were announced at a Black-Tie Ceremony held last November 23, 2009 at the Hilton New York Hotel.


Mamonas Assassinas � All My Life
TV Globo, Brazil

The Mona Lisa Curse - WINNER
Oxford Film & Television for Channel 4, United Kingdom

Ode to Joy: 10,000 Voice Resound!
Mainichi Broadcasting System, Inc., Japan

Seven Gates of Jerusalem
TVP SA / Platige Image, Poland


Robert de Hoog
Humanist Broadcasting Foundation / IJswater Films, The Netherlands

Chen Li
Ultimate Rescue
China Movie Channel, PR China

�scar Olivares
HBO Latin America Originals, Mexico

Ben Whishaw - WINNER
Criminal Justice
BBC, United Kingdom


Emma De Caunes
Night Birds
CHEZ WAM, France

Angel Locsin
The Wolf
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, The Philippines

Cecilia Su�rez
HBO Latin America Originals, Mexico

Julie Walters - WINNER
A Short Stay in Switzerland
BBC, United Kingdom


Dustbin Baby - WINNER
Kindle Entertainment, United Kingdom

Lharn Poo Koo E-Joo
Workpoint Entertainment Public Company Limited, Thailand

The Little Emperor�s Christmas
TV Globo, Brazil

Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Denmark


Hoshi Shinichi�s Short Shorts - WINNER
Telecom Staff for NHK in association with NHK Enterprises, Japan

Peter Kay�s Britain�s Got the Pop Factor�
Phil McIntyre / Goodnight Vienna for Channel 4, United Kingdom

The Slum
TV Globo, Brazil

Turkish for Beginners
Bayerischer Rundfunk / Norddeutscher Rundfunk / Westdeutscher Rundfunk / ARD-Werbung / Hofmann & Voges Entertainment GmbH, Germany


The Ascent of Money - WINNER
Chimerica Media for Channel 4, United Kingdom

Cityboy � The Life of Investment Banker Geraint Anderson
United Docs / ECO Media / WDR, Germany

Pancho Villa: Aqui y Alli
The History Channel Latin America / Anima Films, Argentina

Shooting the Messenger
Al Jazeera English, Qatar


HBO Latin America Originals, Mexico

The Land of the Wind
Korean Broadcasting System, South Korea

The Protectors - WINNER
Danish Broadcasting Corporation in association with ZDF / NRK / SVT, Denmark

Sokhulu & Partners
Paw Paw Films, South Africa

Kudos Film and TV Ltd, United Kingdom


The Amazing Race Asia
Amazing Race Productions Inc. / ABC Studios / SPE Networks � Asia Pte Ltd (AXN Asia) / Sony Pictures Television / ActiveTV Asia Pte Ltd / ActiveTV Pty Ltd, Singapore

Historia Extrema
The History Channel Latin America / Endemol Argentina, Argentina

I�m a Celebrity�Get Me Out of Here!
ITV Studios, United Kingdom

The Phone - WINNER
Park Lane TV Productions, The Netherlands


India � A Love Story - WINNER
TV Globo, Brazil

Magdusa Ka
GMA Network, Inc., The Philippines

Second Chance
TF1 Production / Fontana, France

A Time for Us (Kahit Isang Saglit)
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation / Double Vision SDN BHD, The Philippines


Maysa � When the Heart Sings
TV Globo, Brazil

The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall
Talkback Thames for Channel 4, United Kingdom

Ultimate Rescue
China Movie Channel, PR China

The Wolves of Berlin - WINNER
Ziegler Film GmbH & Co. KG / ZDR, Germany

Monday, November 23, 2009

Hayden Kho is No Longer a Doctor

Due to the spread of his sex videos with several women, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) has revoked the license of Dr. Hayden Kho.

It was on May 21, 2009 when Katrina Halili filed a complaint on PRC against Hayden Kho. And barely 6 months after the complaint, PRC has released its decision stating:

"WHEREFORE, premises considered, the Board hereby finds the Respondent, HAYDEN KHO Jr. Guilty of Immorality; Dishonorable and/or Unethical Conduct and accordingly REVOKES his authority to practice the Medical Profession.

"Accordingly, respondent is ordered to surrender to the Board his Certificate of Registration/Professional License and Identification Card as a Physician not later than ten (10) days from the finality of the decision and to desist from the practice of the medical profession, under pain of criminal prosecution."

Scene: Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson's Sensual Lyrical Dance on Asap '09

"Ang Panggagahasa Kay Fe" and "Bakal Boys" Won International Awards

Alvin Yapan's "Ang Panggagahasa kay Fe" (The Rapture of Fe) won the Golden Award in the Digital Competition of the 33rd Cairo International Film Festival held Nov. 10 to 20.

The movie stars Irma Adlawan (photo), Nonie Buencamino, Mercedes Cabral and TJ Trinidad.

Meanwhile, the Gina Pare�o-starrer "Bakal Boys" (Metal Divers) won the Chiaputti Award in Torino, Italy. It comes with a cash prize of Euro 5,000.

Bakal Boys stars real life metal divers from Baseco, Tondo and topbilled by internationally acclaimed actress Gina Pareno.

Efren Pe�aflorida is CNN's 2009 Hero of The Year

Philippines very own Efren Pe�aflorida has been awarded the 2009 CNN Hero of the Year for bringing education to poor Filipino children through his "Kariton Klassroom."

The 28-year-old teacher from Cavite City bested nine other contenders from different countries. Pe�aflorida received the award from actress Eva Mendes at the conclusion of "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood on Saturday night in the US.

According to the CNN website, Pe�aflorida was selected after getting the highest number of online votes, which reached 2.75 million in seven weeks, the highest among 10 finalists.

Pe�aflorida received $100,000 to continue his work with his group, Dynamic Teen Company, on top of the $25,000 he got after his name was included on the Top 10 CNN Heroes 7 weeks ago.

"Our planet is filled with heroes, young and old, rich and poor, man, woman of different colors, shapes and sizes. We are one great tapestry," Pe�aflorida said in his acceptance speech before an audience of about 3,000.

Miss Brazil Larissa Ramos Wins Miss Earth 2009 Title

Larissa Ramos, a 20-year old Biology student from Brazil wins this year's Miss Earth title.

Larissa Ramos bested 79 other contestants from around the world in the pageant night held at the Boracay Ecovillage Resort and Convention Center in Aklan, Philippines.

Here are the complete list of winners:

Brazil, Larissa Ramos

Philippines, Sandra Inez Seifert

Venezuela, Jessica Barboza

Spain, Alejandra Echevarria


Thailand, Rujinan Phanseethum
Poland, Izabela Wilczek
Martinique, Pascale Laurie Nelide
Colombia, Alejandra Castillo M�nera

TOP 16 Semi-finalists

Korea, Park Ye-ju
Northern Ireland, Kayleigh O�Reilly
South Africa, Chanel Grantham
France, Magalie Audrey Thierry
Georgia, Nonna Diakonidze
Singapore, Valerie Lim
India, Shriya Kishore
Paraguay, Gabriela Mercedes Rejala


Best in Swimsuit
Philippines, Sandra Inez Seifert

Best in Evening Gown
Philippines, Sandra Inez Seifert

Best in National Costume
Tanzania, Evelyne Almasi

Miss Photogenic
Czech Republic, Tereza Budkov�

Miss Talent
Tahiti, Niuriki Teremate

Miss Friendship
Switzerland, Graziella Rogers


Best in Eco-Design Wear
Jamaica, Jennae Dawn Jackson

Best in Eco-Bag Design Wear
Czech Republic, Tereza Budkov�

Best in Use of Indigenous Products Wear
Albania, Suada Saliu

Miss Fontana Resort
China, Yan Xu

Miss Golden Sunset Resort & Spa
Cuba, Jamillette Gaxiola

Miss Discovery Suites Award
Spain, Alejandra Echevarria

Miss Eagle Express
Korea, Park Ye-ju

Placenta Award
Puerto Rico, Dignelis Jim�nez

Pasigandahan Award
Guam, Maria Luisa Santos

Miss Gandang Ricky Reyes Award
Spain, Alejandra Echevarria

Miss Asei
Korea, Park Ye-ju

Miss Perwoll
Venezuela, Jessica Barboza

Dominican Republic, Mariel Aracelis Garcia

Miss HDR Management
Poland, Izabela Wilczek

Miss Jubilee Presidents� Foundation
Philippines, Sandra Inez Seifert

The Miss Earth winner serves as the spokesperson for the Miss Earth Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and other environmental organizations.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Kaya Natin 'To - Official Music Video

Catch the official music video of "Kaya Natin 'To" by Artist United which was simultaneously launched on GMA-7's SOP Fully Charged and ABS-CBN's ASAP '09.

Kaya Natin 'To is a song composed by Ogie Alcasid and sang by Philippine's well-known music artist of today.

Proceeds will go to the victims of typhoon Ondoy and Pepeng through Gawad Kalinga.

Kaya Natin 'To - Music Video:

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (November 19-19): "Showtime is Now ABS-CBN's Leading Daytime Show"

Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from November 16 to 19 based on the overnight survey of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households:

November 16, Monday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) � 21.2%
2. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) � 17.4%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) � 15.8%
4. Showtime (ABS-CBN) � 15.3%
5. Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit (GMA-7) � 14.9%
6. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) � 14.3%
7. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) � 13.9%
8. Family Feud (GMA-7) � 13.7%
9. Daisy Siete: My Shuper Sweet Lover (GMA-7) � 13.4%
10. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) � 12.8%

1. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) � 35.7%
2. Darna (GMA-7) � 35.5%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) � 35.3%
4. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) � 30.3%
5. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) � 28.3%
6. Ikaw Sana (GMA-7) � 26.6%
7. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) � 26.5%
8. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) � 25.3%
9. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) � 23.5%
10. Rosalinda (GMA-7) � 23.3%

November 17, Tuesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) � 25.7%
2. Family Feud (GMA-7) � 18.4%
3. Showtime (ABS-CBN) � 17.8%
4. Daisy Siete: My Shuper Sweet Lover (GMA-7) � 16.7%
5. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) � 15.8%
6. Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit (GMA-7) � 15.7%
7. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) � 15%
8. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) � 12.8%
9. Somewhere In My Heart (ABS-CBN) � 12.3%
10. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) � 11.8%

1. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) � 35.3%
2. Darna (GMA-7) � 33.9%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) � 31.5%
4. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) � 29.7%
5. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) � 29.5%
6. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) � 29.2%
7. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) � 28.2%
8. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) � 27.3%
9. Rosalinda (GMA-7) � 26.5%
10. Ikaw Sana (GMA-7) � 25.5%

November 18, Wednesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) � 23.7%
2. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) / Family Feud (GMA-7) � 17.6%
3. Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit (GMA-7) � 16.8%
4. Daisy Siete: My Shuper Sweet Lover (GMA-7) � 16.7%
5. Showtime (ABS-CBN) � 16.3%
6. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) � 16.1%
7. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) � 13.3%
8. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) � 12.8%
9. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) � 12%
10. Somewhere In My Heart (ABS-CBN) � 11.8%

1. Darna (GMA-7) � 35.5%
2. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) � 35.3%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) � 34%
4. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) � 27.9%
5. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) � 27.6%
6. Ikaw Sana (GMA-7) � 27.5%
7. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) � 26.8%
8. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) � 25.3%
9. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) � 25.2%
10. Rosalinda (GMA-7) � 24.9%

November 19, Thursday


1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) � 24.1%
2. Family Feud (GMA-7) � 20%
3. Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit (GMA-7) � 19.4%
4. Tinik Sa Dibdib (GMA-7) � 19.3%
5. Daisy Siete: My Shuper Sweet Lover Muchacha (GMA-7) � 18.8%
6. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) � 16.3%
7. Showtime (ABS-CBN) � 15.4%
8. Nagsimula Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) � 12.9%
9. Hunter X Hunter (GMA-7) � 12.7%
10. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) � 12.6%

1. Darna (GMA-7) � 37.2%
2. Stairway To Heaven (GMA-7) � 35.2%
3. 24 Oras (GMA-7) � 32.5%
4. Ikaw Sana (GMA-7) � 29.2%
5. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) � 28.4%
6. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (ABS-CBN) � 27.6%
7. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) � 26.9%
8. Rosalinda (GMA-7) � 24.9%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Double Up (ABS-CBN) � 24.4%
10. Lovers In Paris (ABS-CBN) � 23.7%

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Oppsss.....Johnny Depp is the Real Sexy Man Alive!

People Magazine officially brings the 2009 Sexiest Man Alive!

Topping this year's list is no other than the Captain Jack Sparrow himself - Johnny Depp, which happens to be People's 2003 Sexiest Men as well. He now joins Brad Pitt and George Clooney in the elite club of two-time SMA title holders.

People Magazine has this to say about Johnny Depp:

[At 46, the father of two still reigns as Hollywood's most irresistible iconoclast; as one-of-a-kind as his beloved 15-year-old boots and as smoldering as his favorite Cuban cigars.]

See who else made this year's list (click HERE to see their pics):

Ryan Reynolds

Jake Gyllenhaal

Bradley Cooper

Robert Downey Jr.

David Beckham

Gille Marini

Men of Glee

Nick Cannon

Adam Lambert

John Cho

Chris Daughtry

Jerry O'connell

John Legend

Robert Pattinson

For much more on Depp and 109 other sexy stars, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on stands now.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Johnny Delgado is Dead

Award-winning actor Johnny Delgado succumbed to death because of lymphoma. He passed away 1:20 p.m. today, November 19.

Johnny is a husband of caliber actress and director Laurice Guillen.

Watch Johnny Delgado talked about his health in a Startalk interview:

According to, lymphoma is a type of cancer involving cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes. Just as cancer represents many different diseases, lymphoma represents many different cancers of lymphocytes�about 35 different subtypes, in fact.

Manny Pacquiao - Krista Ranillo Scandal: The Truth About!

Manny Pacquiao says, "No comment! Kaya tayo hinde umaasenso kse pakialaman mo yung personal na buhay ng iba."

Jinky Pacquiao - cry to death sa US.

Krista Ranillo - shopping to death sa US.

Watch Pacman reveals the truth about the Pacquio-Krista scandal: