Monday, March 29, 2010

2010 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Maria Venus Raj Dethroned

In less than one month after nyang makoronahan bilang Bb. Pilipinas-Universe, nakatakdang bawiin ng Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) ang korona ng half-Indian, half-Filipina na si Maria Venus Bayonito Raj dahil sa issue ng kanyang nationality.

Ayon kay Jenny Inocencio-Marcial, Corporate Affairs and PR Manager ng BPCI, nakita ng BPCI na may inconsistencies sa statements ni Venus at ng kanyang ina, at sa legal documents na isinumite nina Venus sa mga abugado ng BPCI bilang patunay ng kanyang nasyunalidad.

"We found inconsistencies in their statements. Both Venus and her mother said she was born in Doha, Qatar, while yung na-submit nilang legal documents say she was born in the Philippines," pahayag ni Ms. Marcial.

At sa official statement ng BPCI, sinabi nito na tuluyan na ngang tinanggal ang korona sa dalaga, "Today March 29, 2010, Bb. Pilipinas Charities, Inc. decided, with a heavy heart, to let Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2010 Maria Venus Raj go, after the organization discovered inconsistencies contained in her birth records, in contrast to her personal account of her birth."

Dahil sa mga pangyayari, ang 2nd runner-up na si Helen Nicolette Mercado Henson ang siyang magsusuot ng korona at magre-represent sa Pilipinas sa darating na 59th Miss Universe Pageant in August.

Matatandaang ang pagkuwestiyon din sa nasyunalidad ang naging dahilan ng pagkakabawi ng korona kina Anjanette Abayari (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1991), Tisha Silang (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1998), at Janelle Bautista (Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 1999). Ipinanganak at lumaki sa U.S. sina Anjanette at Janelle, habang sa Canada naman si Tisha.

Sharon Cuneta Opens Her Wack-Wack Doors in YES! Magazine April 2010 Issue

When the cameras stop rolling, Megastar Sharon Cuneta heads home to Wack-Wack, where she becomes just like any other wife and mother that tends to her family's needs. YES! magazine captures the Megastar at home this April, as Sharon opens the doors to her Wack-Wack home for the first time ever.

The Wack-Wack residence has a warm and cozy feel. The living rooms showcase souvenirs from Sharon's travels and various paintings by esteemed artists like Juan Luna and Mauro "Malang" Santos. Photos of daughters Frankie, Miel, and KC are also prominently displayed in the living room. As Sharon tells YES!, "You know, my smiles that are really from my heart of hearts, they're the ones reserved for my kids, 'cause they're the only ones that can bring them out."

Her smile gets even brighter at the mention of the latest addition to her family�her adopted three-month-old son Miguel. Sharon shares, "After my three girls, parang I was thinking how nice it would be to adopt a boy."

When the opportunity finally presented itself, Sharon just knew in her heart that Miguel was meant for her. But first, she had Frankie and Miel to worry about. "Kinausap namin, because that was one of the concerns, parang baka magselos," she says. "But you know what, oddly enough, I think it will balance out the rivalry between the two. Because there's rivalry whether they admit it or not, e, di ba? Actually that's what happened. Miguel balanced it out."

A self-confessed homebody, Sharon also talks about cooking with her kids and teaching them her specialties, as YES! features her home in more than 70 photos.

A 10th Anniversary Special, the April issue also features the red carpet photos of the star-studded YES! 10th Anniversary Party.

YES! Magazine April 2010 issue is available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

TV5, The Kapatid Network - List of Shows

If the two giant networks ABS-CBN and GMA-7 are widely known as Kapuso and Kapamilya, TV5, the Novaliches-based station positioned itself under the brand ID "Kapatid."

The Kapatid Network has officially launched its claim as the third wheel in local TV landscape in a very explosive and extravagant trade launch was staged last March 25, at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Here is TV5�s current roster of programs presented during the trade launch:

Pidol�s Wonderland - family event show starring Dolphy airing Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

My Darling Aswang - Vic Sotto�s hit comedy-horror movie gets a TV spin with Daiana Menezes as the aswang every Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

House or Not - a new game show every Tuesday at 8 p.m. hosted by Joey de Leon.

Face To Face - first "Talak-serye" on Philippine TV with Amy Perez doing a la Jerry Springer.

Juicy - daily morning showbiz oriented talk show with Cristy Fermin joining Alex Gonzaga and IC Mendoza as main host.

5 Star Specials - primetime Monday drama anthology program featuring Maricel Soriano, Ruffa Gutierrez, etc.

Midnight DJ - a horror/suspense series where Oyo Boy Sotto plays a disc jockey who tries to find solution to paranormal stories of his listeners.

Moomoo & Me - TV sitcom starring John Prats, Yayo Aguila, William Martinez and BJ Forbes.

BFGF (Boyfriend, Girlfriend) - teen oriented show starring Chris Cayzer, Kean Cipriano of Callalily, Alex Gonzaga, Angelo Patrimonio, Zyrus �Poknat" Desamparado, JR de Guzman, Nico Ibaviosa, Asistio Sisters, Louise delos Reyes, Dianne Medina, John Manalo, Tuesday Vargas and Ramon Christopher. The show which will start airing on April 4 at 4 p.m. will be under the direction of Joyce Bernal.

Lokomoko U - Wednesday night weekly gag show starring Alex Gonzaga, Pauleen Luna and JC de Vera. Directed by Al Tantay.

Talentadong Pinoy - Pinoy talent-search program hosted by Ryan Agoncillo.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - Saturday night game show hosted by Vic Sotto.

Everybody Hapi - weekly comedy show starring John Estrada, Alex Gonzaga and Nova Villa.

P.O.5 - Sunday noontime variety show hosted by Lucy Torres-Gomez, Ryan Agoncillo, John Estrada, JC de Vera, and Alex Gonzaga.

Paparazzi - Sunday showbiz talk/news show with Ruffa Gutierrez, Cristy Fermin, Jon Santos, and Dolly Anne Carvajal as the hosts.

Totoo TV - comedy reality program featuring the comical tandem of Ariel and Maverick.

The comeback of children show Batibot.

The News and Information set-up has also gone stronger with new shows and new faces on board. Among them are Cheryl Cosim, Erwin Tulfo, Shawn Yao, Chris Tiu, Ariel and Maverick and head for News and Information Luchi Cruz-Valdez. They now join familiar TV5 faces that include Paolo Bediones, Martin Andanar, Cheri Mercado, Jove Francisco, Lourd de Veyra, and others. Some of the new "News and Information" shows are:

Ako Mismo - hosted by Chris Tiu which will tell some of the inspiring stories of modern Filipino icons.

Aksyon - the station's primetime newscast anchored by Paolo Bediones and Cheryl Cosim, airs weeknights at 9 p.m.

Sapul! - features hot off the grill news, strong commentary, ang programang walang sinisino. Hosted by Erwin Tulfo, Martin Andanar, Lourd de Veyra and Shawn Yao. Sapul premieres on Monday, April 5, at 5:30 in the morning.

USI (Under Special Investigation) - anchored by Paolo Bediones, this new current affairs program which airs every Sunday at 5 p.m. , takes an in-depth look into controversial personalities and the latest hot-button political issues.

Tutok Tulfo - investigative program by Erwin Tulfo.

Timbangan - another public affairs program.

Dokumentado, Lupet - a new documentary program.

In just a matter of months and weeks, the Kapatid Network was able to convince stars like Maricel Soriano, Paolo Bediones, Ruffa Gutierrez, JC de Vera, John Prats, Rainier Castillo, and Comedy King Dolphy to sign up with them. The new recruits will complement the station's previous batch of stars led by Vic Sotto, Joey De Leon, Lucy Torres-Gomez, and Ryan Agoncillo.

Other Kapatid roster of talents are John Estrada, Oyo Sotto, Pauleen Luna, Alex Gonzaga, Amy Perez, Vandolph, Daiana Menezes, Jeffery Quizon, Erwin Tulfo, poet and writer Lourd de Veyra, Ariel & Maverick, Tuesday Vargas, Mr. Fu, Valeen Montenegro, William Martinez, Yayo Aguila, Jon Avila, Nova Villa, Eric Quizon, IC Mendoza, Cristy Fermin, Carla Humpries, Jenny Miller, Apple Chiu, Jan Nieto, Chris Cayzer, and Edgar Allan Guzman.

TV5 has now the advantages in financial resources. The third placer network has now the capability of producing more shows and improve its content.

In the Ad Congress, Mr. Manny Pangilinan, the network's Chairman, laid out the following plans and goals for TV5:

* Use high-def production equipment, tapeless digital system, and improve their transmission through more powerful transmitters nationwide.

* Beef up their news department five times bigger than it is now, and not only come out with new shows.

* Develop their own talents.

* Put up their own film division and produce more movies than the combined output of the two leading networks now.

TV5 is now powered by MediaQuest, the investee company of PLDT's Beneficial Trust Fund that first launched mobile TV in the country with MyTV, as well as PLDT's Watchpad and Smart's Sandbox. It also owns Cignal, the first digital direct to home satellite service with high definition nationwide.

The TV5 team is now headed by President-CEO Ray Espinosa and EVP and COO Roberto V. Barreiro.

Will this new leadership beat ABS-CBN 2 and GMA-7 from the top slot they both claim or continue to settle for the third spot where TV5 is now?

Let's see...

Carl Guevara Covers Men's Health Philippines April 2010 Issue

Carl Guevara is Men's Health Philippines guy this month April 2010.

According to Carl, "I focus on working out kasi hindi ko pwedeng pabayaan ang sarili ko." That must be the reason why the new Kapuso actor enrolled himself in a surfing lesson this summer.

Also in this issue of Men's Health Magazine are "Amazing new workout to sculpt your abs," "10 fast food fixes," "12-minute muscle plan," "MHP special report titled 'How Safe is our Water'," and many more.

Men's Health Philippines April 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Working Girls 2010 - Movie Trailer and Poster

The liberated working women in 80's film "Working Girls" will given a new touch by Viva Films with the title "Working Girls 2010" and it will starred by Ruffa Gutierrez, Iza Calzado, Cristine Reyes, Jennylyn Mercado and Eugene Domingo.

Also in the cast are Eula Valdez, Bianca King, Mylene Dizon, Cherie Gil, GMA Films Executive Joey Abacan, and few of the original cast such as Carmi Martin, Rio Locsin, Maria Isabel Lopez and Ms. Gina Pare�o.

Boys in the cast are Rafael Rosell, Antonio Aquitania, Jao Mapa, Biboy Ramirez and Ricky Davao.

The movie which will be shown in theaters nationwide on April 21, 2010 is under the direction of Jose Javier Reyes and co-produced by Regal Films, GMA Films and Unitel Pictures.

"Working Girls 2010"

Working Girls - Full Trailer:

Piolo Pascual, Angel Locsin and the 2010 Sexiest Celebrities on StarStudio Magazine April 2010 Issue

Kapamilya stars Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin topped the 2010 Sexiest Celebrities listed in StarStudio Magazine April 2010 issue.

Others who made it to the elite list are:

Albert Martinez
Andi Eigenmann
Atom Araullo
Bea Alonzo
Chris Tiu
Dennis Trillo
Gloria Diaz
Jodi Sta. Maria
Joem Bascon
Judy Ann Santos
Maricar Reyes
Matteo Guidicelli
Sam Milby
Ted Failon

Incidentally, Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin cover the said issue which can now be sold at all magazine stands nationwide.

23rd Kids Choice Awards � Winners

Here is the complete list of 2010 Kids' Choice Awards Nominees and Winners:

Favorite TV Show
iCarly - winner
Sonny with a Chance
The Suite Life on Deck
Wizards of Waverly Place

Favorite TV Actor
Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse
- winner
Joe Jonas
Nick Jonas

Favorite TV Actress
Miranda Cosgrove
Miley Cyrus
Selena Gomez
- winner
Keke Palmer

Favorite Music Group
Black Eyed Peas
- winner
Jonas Brothers
Linkin Park

Favorite Female Singer
Miley Cyrus
Lady Gaga
Taylor Swift
- winner

Favorite Male Singer
- winner
Sean Kingston

Favorite Song
I Gotta Feeling, Black Eyed Peas
Paparazzi, Lady Gaga
Party in the USA, Miley Cyrus
You Belong with Me, Taylor Swift
- winner

Favorite Movie
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel
- winner
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Cutest Couple
Edward and Bella
Jacob and Bella
- winner
Neytiri and Jake
The Obamas

Favorite Movie Actor
Zac Efron
Taylor Lautner
- winner
Shia LeBeouf
Tyler Perry

Favorite Movie Actress
Sandra Bullock
Miley Cyrus
- winner
Megan Fox
Zoe Saldana

Favorite Cartoon
The Penguins of Madagascar
Phineas and Herb
The Simpsons
SpongeBob Squarepants
- winner

Favorite Reality Show
American Idol
- winner
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?

Favorite Female Athlete
Danica Patrick
Misty May Treanor
- winner
Serena Williams
Venus Williams

Favorite Male Athlete
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Ryan Sheckler
- winner
Shaun White

Favorite Video Game
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Mario Kart
- winner
Wii Fit
Wii Sports Resort

Favorite Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
- winner
Twilight series
Vampire Diaries series
Where the Sidewalk Ends

Favorite Animated Movie
A Christmas Carol
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Monsters vs. Aliens
- winner

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Jim Carrey, A Christmas Carol
- winner
Seth Rogen, Monsters vs Aliens
Ray Romano, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinsosaurs
Reese Witherspoon, Monsters vs Aliens

Nickelodeon's Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2010 were held on March 27 at the Nell and John Wooden Court of Pauley Pavilion, on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles, California. The show was hosted by Kevin James (The King of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond).

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Glee Season 2 Premieres on April 13

Attention all Gleeks!

The highly anticipated spring premiere of Glee Season 2 will be aired at a special time on Tuesday, April 13 (9:28-10:30 PM ET/PT), following American Idol on Fox.

Broadway superstars Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff guest stars in this season's debut episode called "Hell-o".

Hell-o synopsis:

Glee picks up as New Directions is fresh off their monumental win at Sectionals and feeling on top of the world. With an extra spring in their step, they get to work on new numbers for Regionals � incuding a memorable rendition of The Beatles� "Hello, Goodbye." But when Rachel (Lea Michele) and Finn�s (Cory Monteith) budding romance hits a bump in the road after she becomes involved with a competitor Jesse St. James (guest star Jonathan Groff), it threatens to derail the entire club. Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) pays a visit to Shelby Corcoran (guest star Idina Menzel), coach of Vocal Adrenaline, to confirm Jesse�s motives. Meanwhile, Will is newly single, but is he ready to take his relationship with Emma (Jayma Mays) to the next level? And to top it all off, Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) returns from her condo in Boca with a renewed focus on destroying Will and disbanding the glee club.

Glee stars Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Amber Riley, Mark Salling and Jenna Ushkowitz.

Glee is produced by Ryan Murphy Television in association with 20th Century Fox Television.

Friday, March 26, 2010

KC Concepcion - Not Like The Movies (Music Video and Lyrics)

Catch the music video of KC Concepcion's carrier single titled, "Not Like The Movies" off of her second album "KC" under Sony Music Philippines.

Not Like The Movies was written by Jaye Muller and Ben Patton.

Not Like The Movies - Music Video and Lyrics:

I�m your average dreamer, I�m a true escapist
Always expecting a happy ending
Maybe I�ve been watching too many movies

Maybe I should grow up and start pretending
When I saw your face thou, everything was slow mo
And I started wondering why..?�

Why can�t it be?

Just a pathway full of roses
Leading to a sunset view
With the one you�ve always dreamt of greats

Why can�t it be?

It was like a movie scene, the way I felt for you
Only you didn�t fall, now it�s not like the movies at all
(�not like the movies at all..)

Should I kept my heart charged
Should have been more patient
Should I kept deny on my addiction

What was I expecting
Did I have a vision
Of a scene that only lived in fiction

Now I know that you are not gonna be my co-star?
And it starts to wonder why..


Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes' "You To Me Are Everything" Movie Trailer

Check out the teaser of the much awaited comeback film of real life sweetheart Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera titled, "You To Me Are Everything".

This Regal Entertainment and GMA Films co-production is open in theaters nationwide on May 5, 2010.

Big Mouth of 'Pilipinas Got Talent' Gets Featured in U.S. TV Show 'Attack of the Show'

The U.S. live TV show Attack Of The Show (AOTS) on its March 22 episode featured "BM" or "Big Mouth," a contestant in Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) on its "Around The Net" segment.

AOTS is a show that features and reviews new technological items, parodies, pop culture, general daily news, and gives exclusive previews of upcoming and highly anticipated video games, movies and digital media.

"Around The Net" is AOTS's segment featuring their top 5 online videos with unique or bizzare idiosyncracies.

"BM" got the number 4 slot on the top 5. Hosts Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn were blown away by the talent of the PGT contestant. Kevin even wanted the AOTS staff to do a follow up on "'s a shim..."

Watch below the March 22 "Around the Net" episode of Attack Of The Show:

Here is BM's audition performance in Pilipinas Got Talent:

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (March 23-25): "Alkris' 'The Last Prince' Beats Kimerald's 'Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo'"

Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA-7 programs on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households on March 23 - 25, 2010:

March 23, Tuesday

1. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 16.3%
2. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.2%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 15.7%
4. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 13.6%
5. Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 12.8%
6. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 12.5%
7. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
8. Lumang Piso Para Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 11.4%
9. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 11.2%
10. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) - 10.2%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 33.6%
2. Panday Kids (GMA-7) / The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 29.7%
3. Diva (GMA-7) - 28.2%
4. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 28.1%
5. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 27.5%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 26.7%
7. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 25%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 24.4%
9. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 21.2%
10. Tanging Yaman (ABS-CBN) - 16.7%

March 24, Wednesday

1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 19.1%
2. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 17%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16.7%
4. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 13.4%
5. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 12.3%
6. Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 11.2%
7. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 11%
8. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 10.5%
9. Diz Iz It! (GMA-7) - 9.6%
10. Lumang Piso Para Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 9.4%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 31.5%
2. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 29.3%
3. Panday Kids (GMA-7) - 28.3%
4. Diva (GMA-7) - 27.8%
5. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 27%
6. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 26.7%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 25.6%
8. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 24.4%
9. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 23.5%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 22.3%

March 25, Thursday

1. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 20.3%
2. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 18.6%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17.5%
4. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 13.2%
5. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 11.5%
6. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) / Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 11.4%
7. Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) - 8.6%
8. Diz Iz It (GMA-7) - 8.5%
9. Lumang Piso Para Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 8.3%
10. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 7.9%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 32.8%
2. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 30%
3. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 28.8%
4. Panday Kids (GMA-7) - 27.6%
5. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 26.9%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 26.5%
7. Diva (GMA-7) - 26.2%
8. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 25.9%
9. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 24.8%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 21.9%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

Bamboo, Parokya Ni Edgar and Kamikazee in "Rock Overload" Concert

For local rock fans and aficionados, all roads lead to West Ave in Q.C this April 16 as three of the biggest rock groups in the land showcase their stuff in a concert dubbed as Rock Overload. Bamboo, Parokya Ni Edgar and Kamikazee will come together that Friday night at Metrobar (#47 West Ave. Q.C.) for this summer's super rock affair, with each rock sensation a heavyweight in its own right.

Produced by Vivre Fort Entertainment Inc., Rock Overload delivers the music and stage charisma of three popular bands with certified hits and a combined catalogue of more than a dozen chart-topping albums. This is the first time this kind of exciting mix is being stirred for one big night of live rocking music.

Musically the most complex among the three, Bamboo is counted as last decade's flagship band in the same vein as Eraserheads led the 90s alternative movement. Its main man Bamboo Manalac was a big loss when he moved out of Rivermaya back in the 90s, but his return into the music scene in 2004 proved to be major event and resulted to the rise of one of today's more influential local acts. With hits such as Noypi, Masaya, Hallelujah, Kailan, and their competent version of the Buklod original Tatsulok, the four-piece band already earned the reputation as a supergroup, with sidemen Nathan Azarcon, Vic Mercado, and Ira Cruz all experienced musicians who have tasted fame prior to playing for Bamboo.

The enduring Parokya Ni Edgar led by the talented Chito Miranda has survived two decades of competition and ever-changing musical landscape, making them a 90s holdover that maintained its audience appeal. One of their recent albums is called Matira Matibay which they have indeed proved with a steady line-up of personnel since day one. Their hits is now a songbook for music fans, with the list including their breakthorugh single Buloy and now classics Harana, Inuman Na, Halaga, Maniwala Ka Sana, Silvertoes, Picha Pie, and Mr. Sauve.

Parokya's so-called brother band Kamikazee has captured the hearts of all ages with its signature piece Narda, no doubt one of last decade's biggest OPM hits. The hugely popular record recently gained heavy TV airplay after it was picked by the latest teleserye version of Darna starring Kapuso star Marian Rivera. Band frontman Jay Contreras is credited for being a highy entertaining stage act which has made the group extra likable among fans.

Rock Overload is presented in cooperation with Metrobar, Uno One Productions, and NU 107. Major sponsors include Odyssey Music and Video, O Music Video, Odyssey Digital Club, and Odyssey Live. Ticket price is P1,000, available at Ticketnet, Ticketworld, Metrobar, Punchline, Laffline and Odyssey Music and Video outlets. For inquires call 641-7239, 668-9535, and 775-4600 or email Show starts at 9 p.m.

'Showtime' Suspends Anew by MTRCB; ABS-CBN Ignores Suspension

Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) ordered another suspension for ABS-CBN morning talent-search show 'Showtime'. But this time, hinde lang 20-days ang suspension kundi 1-month na. And this is still all because of the Rosanna Roces incident last January of this year (Click here to read related article).

And aside from Showtime, kasama rin sa suspension ang 'Magpasikat', ang programang pumalit temporarily sa Showtime habang suspended pa ito.

ABS-CBN issued an official statement through its Corporate Communications head Mr. Bong Osorio. Ayon kay Osorio, hindi pa naman "final at executory" ang desisyon ng MTRCB kaya tuloy pa rin ang pagpapalabas ng Showtime. Aapela rin daw ang ABS-CBN sa Office of the President.

Heto ang full statement ng Kapamilya network:

"Ang lumabas na desisyon ng MTRCB kaugnay ng programang Showtime ay hindi na ikinagulat ng ABS-CBN.

"Ang MTRCB committee na duminig ng kaso ay hindi na inasahang sasalungat sa naunang desisyon ng Chairman na naghain ng preventive suspension order sa Showtime. Matatandaang, tuwirang kiniwestyon ng pamunuan ng ABS-CBN ang 'validity' ng ipinataw na preventive suspension order kung kaya't ang ABS-CBN ay naghain ng pormal na reklamo sa Ombudsman laban sa MTRCB chairman sa paglabag nito sa anti-graft and corrupt practices act.

"Ang desisyon ng MTRCB ay hindi final and executory. Hindi sang-ayon ang ABS-CBN sa nasabing desisyon kung kaya't ito'y iaapela sa Office of the President.

"Samantala, ang SHOWTIME ay patuloy na mapapanood at magbibigay aliw at inspirasyon sa mga kapamilya sa buong mundo."

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Nora Aunor Leads the List of 10 Best In�ternational Actresses of the Decade Award

Muli na namang tumanggap ng international award ang nag-iisang Superstar ng Philippine movies na si Nora Aunor. This time, mula sa Green Planet Movie Awards (dating Green Globe Film Awards) na ginanap sa Westin Bonaventure Hotel sa Los Angeles, California last Tuesday night, March 23.

Si Ate Guy ang nanguna sa sampung pinarangalan ng 10 Best In�ternational Actresses of the Decade. At personal n'yang tinanggap ang kanyang award kasama ang kanyang escort that night na si Sajid Khan (dating Indian matinee idol).

Heto ang content ng kanyang acceptance speech:

"Having been nominated with some of the finest performers in the Asian region is already a big honor for me. In the past years, I was not as active in the movies as I had been in the previous decades. This recognition must also be your appreciation of my lifework in the field of cinema. It is with great enthusiasm that I�m receiving this award in the hope that this could bring further world attention to Philippine cinema. Moreover, I am happy that this award could bring a lot of joy to the movie lovers all over the world who voted for me, especially to my fans who believe in my talent and love me unconditionally. I couldn�t thank them enough for standing by me through all these years."

Christian Angelo Manhilot, Son of Actor Cesar Montano Commits Suicide

Christian Angelo Manhilot, ang 23-year-old na anak ng aktor na si Cesar Montano (Cesar Manhilot sa totoong buhay) sa kanyang unang asawa na si Marilyn Polinga (who passed away in 1993 dahil sa brain tumor) ay napabalitang nag-suicide bandang alas-sais kaninang umaga.

Ayon sa inisyal na report, nagbaril sa ulo si Christian gamit ang .45 kalibre ng baril sa loob ng kanilang bahay sa Yakal Street, Tivoli Royale subdivision in Barangay Batasan Hills, Quezon City. Nadala pa diumano si Christian sa Malvar Hospital in Quezon City pero idineklara ng patay bandang 6:40 ng umaga.

Ayon kay Superintendent Chris Mendoza na may hawak ng kaso, natagpuan ng helper ng mga Manhilot na si Alicia Pancho ang biktima na naliligo sa sariling dugo sa 2nd floor na kusina ng bahay ng mga Manhilot katabi ang .45 pistol, isang landline phone at ang cellular phone sa tabi nito.

Ayon pa kay Mendoza, hindi pa sila nagko-conclude na suicide nga ang dahilan pero di rin nila niru-rule out ang anggulong ito, "Puwede nating sabihing suicide pero we will investigate deeper para malaman kung ano ang pangyayari," ayon pa kay Mendoza.

Magsasagawa ng pormal na imbestigasyon ang grupo ni Mendoza as soon as dumating na ang aktor na si Montano mula sa Tagbilaran Bohol kung saan tumatakbo ang aktor bilang Gobernador ng lalawigan.

Showbiznest sends its deepest condolences to the Manhilot Family!

Kim Chiu Covers MEGA Magazine April 2010 Issue

Kim Chiu is on the cover of Mega Magazine�s "Fashion Fairytale" April 2010 issue.

In this issue, Kim dishes on her dream leading man and surprisingly it�s not Gerald Anderson.

Also on this issue are "Fashion Fairytale � The Drama, The Dresses, The Dazzle," "Over 200 pages of summer�' biggest trends translated Patchwork," "Florals, Military, Tribal, Painterly, Pastels and Street Wear," "Afraid to take meds? Learn to tap your ailments away," "Wear Brigitte Bardot�s Signature Look," "Volumized Hair, Winged Eyeliner, Thick Lashes and Luscious Lips," and "Gorgeous Girl, Homely Guy � We explain why they hook up."

MEGA Magazine April 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Sam Milby is Demigod in the Cover of Statement Magazine

Kapamilya acoustic heartthrob Sam Milby is being mobbed by supermodels on the cover of Statement Magazine.

Statement Magazine is available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Sam Milby Covers Garage Magazine April/May 2010 Issue

Wild at Heart - that is what Garage Magazine says of its cover boy Sam Milby on the magazine's April/May 2010 issue.

Also inside this issue are 8 Sexy Summer Centerfolds:

1.) Matteo Guidicelli
2.) Steven Silva
3.) Sam Pinto
4.) Enzo Pineda
5.) Rocco Nacino
6.) Andrew Smith
7.) Lotus Van Heddegem
8.) Fabio Ide

Other features include "150+ Sizzling New Styles including Animal Prints, Blues Clues, Khaki Nation, African Beat, Military Order, Nautical Love," "The Right Stuff: A Seven Word Rule to Healthy Eating," "How to Pimp Your Ride on the Cheap," "Get Beach-Ready ABS Now!", "Special Core Strengthening Workout" plus Gerald Anderson, Lovi Poe and John Lopez.

Garage Magazine April/May 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Oyo Boy Sotto Expresses His Feelings for Kristine Hermosa

Lalo ngang nagiging exciting ang mga happenings sa latest project ng tambalang Kristine Hermosa at Oyo Sotto lalo pa't makikita natin si Kristine sa kanyang sexy swimsuit ngayong linggo! Waging-wagi talaga ang kanilang romantic-comedy mini-series sa hapon ang Precious Hearts Romances (PHR) presents Quikilig �Lumang Piso para sa Puso."

Ngayong linggo, asahang magiging mas nakaaaliw at nakakikilig ang mga eksena at mas maiinit ang mga tagpo sa pagitan nina Sandra (Kristine) at Dave (Oyo). Kapalit ng lumang piso ng kanyang lola, pumayag manilbihan si Sandra bilang personal maid ni Dave. Bukod sa pagiging katulong ni Sandra, abangan din ang nakakikilig na pagtatagpo nila ni Dave sa company outing ng munisipyo kung saan malalantad ang kaseksihan ng dalaga.

Sa araw-araw na away-bati na pagsasama, lalo pa kayang lumala ang giyera sa pagitan ng dalawa o may chance kaya silang ma-in love sa isa�t isa lalo na ngayong magkakaroon sila ng pagkakataong mas magkalapit?

Kasama sina Ni�a Jose, DJ Durano, Angel Jacob, Mariel Sorino ng PBB Double Up at sa ilalim ng direksyon ni Rechie del Carmen. Pakatutukan ang huling dalawang linggo ng Precious Hearts Romances presents Quikilig "Lumang Piso para sa Puso," 5:15pm, pagkatapos ng Pilipinas Got More Talent sa ABS-CBN.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kris Aquino, Boy Abunda and Vice Ganda on "The Buzz"?

P.O.V. - Points, Opinions, and Vice Ganda?

Yes, maingay ang bulong-bulungan sa ABS-CBN compound na ang comedian Vice Ganda na ang napipisil na pumalit kay Ruffa Gutierrez bilang bagong host ng Kapamilya Sunday showbiz talk-show na "The Buzz".

Ayon kay Vice, very much flattered sya ma-consider man lang na mag-host ng naturang show kasama si Boy Abunda at Kris Aquino. Ayon pa sa kanya, "Ang sarap sarap kayang sumama sa The Buzz noh, nakaka-level up kaya yung The Buzz. Ay go na go ako!"

When asked kung "mao-okray" ba niya sina Boy and Kris kagaya ng ginagawa niya sa Showtime, he said, "Kapag nang-ookray naman ako may respeto naman ako sa kapwa lalo na sa mga nakakataas sa akin di ba? May limitasyon ang lahat."

Well, let's wait and see. Masaya 'to. At dahil dyan, may nag-text!

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (March 19-22): "'Agua Bendita' is Unbeatable Leader in the Primetime Race"

Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA-7 programs on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households on March 19 - 22, 2010:

March 19, Friday

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 18.4%
2. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 18%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17%
4. Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 13.6%
5. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 12.2%
6. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 12.1%
7. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 11.7%
8. Lumang Piso Para Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 10.8%
9. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 8.8%
10. Diz Iz It (GMA-7) - 8.1%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 33.8%
2. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 31.1%
3. Diva (GMA-7) - 30.8%
4. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 30.2%
5. Panday Kids (GMA-7) - 28.4%
6. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 27.1%
7. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 25.6%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 24.8%
9. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 24.7%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 21.8%

March 20, Saturday (Incomplete data)

1. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 19.6%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 18.4%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 17.7%
4. Wish Ko Lang (GMA-7) - 17.4%
5. Startalk (GMA-7) / Cinema FPJ: Da King on ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN) - 11%
6. Failon Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 10.5%
7. Entertainment Live (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%
8. Diz Iz It (GMA-7) - 9.4%

1. Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (GMA-7) - 25.4%
2. Imbestigador (GMA-7) - 24.8%
3. Pilipinas Got Talent (ABS-CBN) - 24.7%
4. Tonyong Bayawak (ABS-CBN) - 19.7%
5. Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) - 19.2%
6. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 18.2%
7. TV Patrol Sabado (ABS-CBN) - 17.9%
8. Pinoy Records (GMA-7) - 15.5%
9. Melason in Love (ABS-CBN) - 13.3%
10. Bitoy's ShoWWWtime (GMA-7) - 12.7%

March 21, Sunday (Incomplete data)

1. ASAP XV (ABS-CBN) - 18.9%
2. My Monster Mom (GMA-7) - 17.5%
3. Desperadas 2 (GMA-7) - 14.5%
4. Your Song Presents Isla (ABS-CBN) - 13%
5. Matanglawin (ABS-CBN) - 12.5%
6. The Buzz (ABS-CBN) - 12.3%
7. Dear Friend: My Stalking Heart (GMA-7) - 10.5%
8. Zooperstars (GMA-7) - 10.3%
9. Showbiz Central (GMA-7) - 7.4%

1. Pilipinas Got Talent (ABS-CBN) - 25.9%
2. Rated K (ABS-CBN) - 22.3%
3. Goin' Bulilit (ABS-CBN) - 19.3%
4. Kap's Amazing Stories (GMA-7) - 16.7%
5. Sharon (ABS-CBN) - 16.4%
6. Mel & Joey (GMA-7) - 16.2%
7. TV Patrol Linggo (ABS-CBN) - 15.9%
8. Show Me Da Manny (GMA-7) - 15.2%
9. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) - 13.6%
10. BandaOke (GMA-7) - 13%

March 22, Monday

1. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 18.3%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17.9%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 16%
4. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 13.2%
5. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 13.1%
6. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%
7. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 11%
8. King of the Ring (GMA-7) - 10.9%
9. Lumang Piso Para Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 10.2%
10. Maria de Jesus: Anghel Sa Lansangan (ABS-CBN) - 9.6%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 34%
2. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 30.6%
3. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 28.8%
4. Panday Kids (GMA-7) - 26.8%
5. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 25.9%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) / Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 25.5%
7. Diva (GMA-7) - 24.9%
8. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 21.2%
9. First Time (GMA-7) - 16.8%
10. Tanging Yaman (ABS-CBN) - 16.5%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

Gretchen Barretto, Derek Ramsay and Bea Alonso Star in "Magkaribal"

During the Kapamilya trade event last Sunday night in Boracay, it was announced na ang bagong Kapamilya actress na si Gretchen Barretto will have her first TV assignment via "Magkaribal" opposite Derek Ramsay and Bea Alonzo.

Sa title pa lang, obvious na magiging mahigpit na magkalaban si La Greta at Bea sa puso at pag-ibig ni Derek.

Ang "Magkaribal" will be part of ABS-CBN list of new shows for 3Q of 2010.

Sa tingin nyo, interesting ba ang tambalang La Greta - Derek - Bea?

Anne Curtis Bikini Malfunction in Boracay

Anne Curtis accidentally exposed her right breast during an opening number for ASAP XV in the second part of ASAP XV Summer Special in Boracay which will be shown this coming Sunday.

Ayon sa mga nakasaksi sa nangyari, to the rescue kaagad si Sam Milby to cover Anne Curtis up, habang si Anne ay walang nagawa kundi umiyak. The crowd who came to see ASAP XV were able to see Anne�s exposed breast for approximately ten seconds. Bagamat nakiusap ang production group na burahin ang kanilang mga kuha, may mga sumuway at nag-post pa rin sa mga networking sites.

Dahil sa nangyari, nag-decide nalang ang buong staff na i-reshoot ang buong production number. At dahil sa pagiging professional ni Anne, nagawa pa rin nyang tapusin ang buong show.

Hanggang ngayon nananatiling tahimik si Anne tungkol sa insidente, pero sa statement na inilabas ni Veronique del Rosario-Corpus, general manager ng Viva Artist Agency (na siyang nagma-manage ng career ni Anne), nakiusap ito na na itigil na ang pagpapakalat ng naturang larawan

"We are appalled by the behavior of some people who have irresponsibly posted over the internet a photo of our artist, Ms. Anne Curtis Smith, taken during the taping of one of her production numbers for ASAP XV. What happened during the taping was an unfortunate accident. Nothing was done intentionally. Anne was merely doing her best to deliver a solid performance as an artist.

"It is disheartening to discover though that certain people have taken advantage of the situation, maliciously uploading the photos over the internet. Worse, participating in the proliferation of the same over the net.

"Obviously, some unscrupulous individuals have capitalized on this misfortune and consequently exploited our artist whose only fault was to do her job well.
"We appeal to these individuals, please have a little respect and decency to stop posting the photos and distributing the same. Think of your sister, your mother, your wife, and your daughter. Have a heart."

Angel Locsin and John Lloyd Cruz Star in New ABS-CBN Fantaserye "Imortal"

Good news to all Angel Locsin fans out there. ABS-CBN is about to start taping a new fantaserye primetime show para kay Angel which will pair her for the first time with blockbuster king John Lloyd Cruz.

The fantaserye will be titled, "Imortal". Although hindi pa final kung sino-sino ang kasama nila at kung kelan ang airing nito, Angel is now planning to go to a workshop para mapantayang ang galing ni John Lloyd. According to Angel, "Siyempre ang galing umarte noon, eh. Tsaka may tendency kasi ako na kapag nagagalingan ako sa katrabaho ko, nanonood na lang ako, nakakalimutan ko �yung dialogue ko. Ayoko naman nun di ba?"

Monday, March 22, 2010

ABS-CBN Teleseryes Capture the Taste of TV Viewers Worldwide

Lalong lumalakas ang ABS-CBN sa ibang bansa dahil sa mainit na pagtanggap ng mga programa nito hindi lang ng mga Pilipino kundi ng iba pang mga lahi.

Kamakailan, ipinalabas ang "Pangako sa �Yo" sa China at naging pangalawa sa ratings laban sa mga local at foreign programs na umeere sa pinakamalaking himpilan sa bansa. Kabilang rin ito sa Top 30 list sa national weekly ranking, kung saan 2,000 channels ang naglalaban-laban sa 1.3 billion na manonood.

Sampung taon matapos kagiliwan ng mga Pinoy ang tambalang Kristine Hermosa at Jericho Rosales, pumatok pa rin ang walang-kupas na teleserye sa panlasa ng Chinese audience.

Bago sa China, nahumaling na sa love story nina Angelo at Yna ang mga taga-Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Cambodia at maski ang mga taga-Africa.

Maliban sa "Pangako sa �Yo" (kilala bilang "The Promise" sa ibang bansa), marami pang mga programa ng ABS-CBN ang pinapanood ng mga banyaga dahil na rin sa pagsisikap ng International Sales and Distribution (ISD) ng ABS-CBN Global.

Ipinapalabas din sa mainland China ang "Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin" (a.k.a. "Only You"). Hindi magtatagal, susundan ito ng "Sana Maulit Muli" (a.k.a. "Chances"), "Maging Sino Ka Man" (a.k.a. "More Than Love") at "Gulong ng Palad" (a.k.a. "Stand for Love").

Samantala, patuloy na inaabangan sa Brunei ang bawat eksena ng "Lobo" (a.k.a. "She-Wolf: The Last Sentinel"). Ito�y matapos magkamit ng magkasunod na parangal ang programa. Itinanghal na Best Telenovela ang "She-Wolf" sa 30th BANFF World Television Festival na ginanap sa Toronto, Canada. Matatandaan ring nakakuha ng nominasyon si Angel Locsin mula sa International Emmy� Awards para sa mahusay nitong pagganap sa nasabing drama series. Inaasahang lalong darami ang susubaybay sa teleserye kapag ipinalabas na ito sa Indo-China, Asia, Europe and Africa ngayong taon.

Isinasalin sa English, Turkish, Khmer, Mandarin, French at iba pang mga wika ang mga palabas ng ABS-CBN. Isa sa mga programang isinalin sa French para sa mga manonood sa Africa at Europa ay ang "Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay" (a.k.a. "La Longue Attente" sa French and "The Long Wait" sa English) Ayon sa International Sales and Distribution Head ng ABS-CBN Global na si Reena Garingan, mainit ang pagtanggap sa Africa ng mga teleserye ng ABS-CBN dahil totoong-totoo ang mga kwento�t may kaugnayan sa buhay nila. Wika ni Garingan, "Mahusay na isinasabuhay ng mga manunulat, director at aktor ng ABS-CBN ang mga mapapait na karanasan at matinding kahirapan pero sa bandang huli, naipapakitang buhay ang pag-asa�t matatapos din ang paghihirap. Sa ganong paraan, natutulungan nating mabuhayan ng loob ang mga kapatid natin sa Africa."

Mahigit isa�t kalahating dekada na ring nagpapadala ng mga de-kalidad na programa ang ABS-CBN Global sa maraming bansa. Sa ngayon, ang International Sales and Distribution group nito ang siyang pinakamalaking content distributor sa Hilagang Amerika, Europa, Australia at Asia-Pasipiko at ang nangungunang Asian distributor sa Africa.

Dahil na rin sa magandang reputasyon ng ISD, naging pangunahing speaker sa isang international content and distribution forum si Garingan sa Africa. Ito�y para talakayin ang social at ethical responsibilities ng media professionals.

Malayo na nga ang nararating ng mga teleserye ng ABS-CBN at lalo pang mamamayagpag sa buong mundo ang mga ito habang patuloy ang ISD sa pagpapalaganap ng mga programang Pilipino sa iba�t ibang bansa.

About ABS-CBN Global Ltd.

ABS-CBN Global Ltd. is the leader in providing quality news, entertainment, and other products and services for Filipinos and non-Filipinos worldwide. Its flagship product, The Filipino Channel (TFC) is the leading all-Filipino network available in cable, direct-to-home satellite, internet protocol TV, on-line audio-video streaming and mobile. Through its International Sales and Distribution division, it has also penetrated foreign markets and has become the premier source of top quality content from the Philippines. The company, through its various international subsidiaries in the US, Canada, Middle East, Europe, Australia and Japan/Asia-Pacific also has business interests in telecommunications, retail, money remittance, cargo forwarding and social networking. ABS-CBN Global Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Philippines' largest content provider, ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation.

AGB Mega Manila TV Ratings (March 16-18): "'Diva' is Starting to Attract Bigger Audience"

Here are the Top 10 Daytime and Primetime TV ratings of ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA-7 programs on the overnight ratings of AGB Nielsen Philippines among Mega Manila households on March 16 - 18, 2010:

March 16, Tuesday

1. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 19.6%
2. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 18.2%
3. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 16.8%
4. Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 13.3%
5. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 12.6%
6. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 12.4%
7. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 11.9%
8. Lumang Piso Para Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 11.7%
9. Knock Out (GMA-7) - 11.3%
10. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) - 10.5%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 36%
2. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 34.4%
3. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 32.9%
4. Diva (GMA-7) - 30.2%
5. Panday Kids (GMA-7) - 30%
6. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 27.5%
7. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 27%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 26.6%
9. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 24%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 22.1%

March 17, Wednesday

1. Showtime (ABS-CBN) - 18.7%
2. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 18.3%
3. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 17.8%
4. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 13%
5. Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 12.3%
6. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 11.8%
7. Lumang Piso Para Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 11.2%
8. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 10.3%
9. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 9.9%
10. Diz Iz It! (GMA-7) - 9%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 34.7%
2. Panday Kids (GMA-7) - 32%
3. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 31.6%
4. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 31.2%
5. Diva (GMA-7) - 28.9%
6. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) / Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 25.8%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 24.9%
8. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 24.5%
9. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 21.9%
10. Tanging Yaman (ABS-CBN) - 16.6%

March 18, Thursday

1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 17.2%
2. Showtime (ABS-CBN) / Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 16.3%
3. Ina, Kasusuklaman Ba Kita? (GMA-7) - 15.7%
4. Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak (GMA-7) - 13.4%
5. Daisy Siete: Bebe & Me (GMA-7) - 12.4%
6. Spongebob Squarepants (TV5) - 11.7%
7. Lumang Piso Para Sa Puso (ABS-CBN) - 11.6%
8. Family Feud (GMA-7) - 11.4%
9. Dragon Ball GT (GMA-7) - 10.5%
10. Magkano ang Iyong Dangal? (ABS-CBN) - 10.4%

1. Agua Bendita (ABS-CBN) - 33.4%
2. The Last Prince (GMA-7) - 30.5%
3. Panday Kids (GMA-7) - 29.7%
4. Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo (ABS-CBN) - 28.5%
5. Diva (GMA-7) - 26.4%
6. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 25.6%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 25%
8. Habang May Buhay (ABS-CBN) - 23.7%
9. Queen Seon Deok (GMA-7) - 22.7%
10. Rubi (ABS-CBN) - 19.3%

Source: AGB Nielsen Phils.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Summer ang Simula - Music Video

Catch the highly-anticipated 2010 Summer Station ID of ABS-CBN titled, "Summer ang Simula", which concept is anchored on the idea of summer as the perfect time to enjoy and at the same time to gear up for change.

Featuring the 150 Kapamilya stars, the song "Summer Ang Simula" features Pinoy Dream Academy Grand Star Dreamer Yeng Constatino and Kean of Callalily.

Get Ready for the Sizzling Summer Mornings on "Unang Hirit"

Your weekdays summer morning will never be the same as GMA 7's Unang Hirit (UH) ushers in summer 2010 this March.

UH kicks off the season with the launch of a new opening video, capturing a sense of summer fun, environmental awareness and public service. The new OBB is set to the musical arrangement of Jimmy Antiporda and sung by Marc Bautista and Lougee.

Watch also for the spanking new summer set. Feel the spirit of the tropics as UH unveils its Caribbean-inspired set � complete with gazebos, gardens and an actual wading pool.

And as the temperature rises, UH keeps up with the heat with its hard-hitting news reports and exciting line up of features on food, fashion, trends, gadgets and hobbies to while away the lazy summer days.

Watch out as �Unang Hirit� continues its groundbreaking and much talked about LIVE forum with presidential and vice-presidential candidates in UH Hiritan 2010. To start the summer season � UH Hiritan 2010 puts former president Joseph Estrada and his running mate, Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay in the hot seat on March 22, as they answer the tough questions from the respected panel members and actual queries from the live audience and televiewers.

UH is also bringing viewers to places to keep cool this scorching summer! So get that travel gear ready as UH goes from Thunderbird Resort in La Union and Plantation Bay in Cebu, to Villa Escudero in Quezon and the undiscovered beaches of Camarines Sur.

Everyone�s summer barkada also keeps the spirit of Serbisyong Totoo alive as they double the public service efforts this vacation season with UH Operation Tuli and UH Mobile NBI/SSS/BIR Renewal.

And because vacation time also means more time for sports � �Unang Hirit� is mounting a UH Basketaball Clinic!

This summer, everyone�s morning barkada also gets bigger and bigger!

Catch the public service duo of Pia Arcangel and Connie Sison as they deliver genuine �Serbisyong Totoo.�

Also officially joining the UH team is the indefatigable Susan Enriquez, the �kakampi ng mga mamimili� checking out every movement in consumer prices, and Dr. Ferds Recio, taking care of treasured pets.

Injecting fresh energy to the show is basketball hotshot Jai Reyes as everyone�s sports buddy, the beautiful Monica Verallo, as the lovely travel and gimik companion, and the equally stunning Luanne Dy, as the tsika-mate in the world of showbiz!

And of course, the original barkada is still in UH!

Delivering updates with the latest traffic news is �Reyna ng Kalsada� Love A�over, while no-nonsense mom Suzi Entrata-Abrera dishes out tried and tested parenting tips. Then there�s �Practical Kumare� Lyn Ching-Pascual, and �Kumpare sa Gimik� Drew Arellano!

UH also intensifies its delivery of the latest breaking news and information with Unang Balita�s unbeatable morning news team. Expect more groundbreaking interviews with the biggest personalities from �Igan sa Balitaan� Arnold Clavio, while Rhea Santos dishes out special reports on the biggest and most controversial issues of the day.

Enjoy summer the right way � with the official summer barkada �Unang Hirit� weekdays, 5:15 to 9 in the morning, only on GMA-7.

Anthony Taberna Grills the Vice Presidentiables on "Umagang Kay Ganda"

Kikilalanin ni Anthony Taberna ang totoong pagkatao ng mga vice presidential candidates ng bansa at palalabasin ang kanilang tunay na kulay sa kanyang "Punto por Punto" segment sa "Umagang Kay Ganda" ng ABS-CBN.

Gaya ng ginawa sa mga presidentiables, isa-isang kakapanayamin ni Anthony ang mga VP candidates. Kilala bilang mahusay at mapangahas na mamamahayag.

Ihahain ng batikang broadcast journalist sa mga vice presidential candidates ang simple ngunit personal na mga katanungan na magpapakita sa kanilang katauhan sa naiibang paraan� malayo sa personalidad na kilala ng lahat.

Enero pa lang, inisa-isa na ni Anthony ang mga presidential candidates.

Isa sa hindi malilimutang tanong ni Anthony kay Sen. Noynoy Aquino ay kung nakaligo na siya sa dagat ng basura na agarang sinagot ng senador ng, "Hindi pa ho yata."

Hindi rin nakatakas si Sec. Gilbert Teodoro na matapos sabihin na size 12 ang kanyang paa, ay sinundan agad ni Anthony ng katanungang kung naniniwala siya na kapag mahaba ang size ng paa ng tao ay mahaba din ang pasensya nito. Nakangiting sinagot ito ni Gibo ng, "�Mahaba ho talaga ang pasensya natin. Pasensyoso po."

Halos hindi naman magkamayaw sa gulat ang audience ng biglaang tanungin ni Anthony si Sen. Richard Gordon kung nagpa-botox na ito. "Never pa akong nagpa-botox," ani Gordon. "I am what I am. What you see is what you get."

Buhok naman ang pinuntirya ni Anthony kay Sen. Manny Villar kaya kanyang binusisi kung bakit tila hindi ito nagugusot o gumagalaw. "May suklay ako lagi sa likod at syempre may kasama ako na tumitingin kung maayos pa ito. Nakakahiya kasi sa tao kapag magulo ang buhok mo," sagot naman ni Villar.

Tanging sa "Punto Por Punto" din lamang nabunyag sa buong sambayanan na si Noynoy ay natutulog ng naka-shorts, si Villar ng naka-pajama, at ang dating pangulong Joseph Estrada ay natutulog ng tanging brief lamang ang suot.

Hindi lang magaling si Anthony tumalakay sa mga mabibigat na isyu, kung hindi pati na rin sa pag-usisa sa personalidad na kanyang kaharap. Kaya naman patok sa mga viewer ang espesyal na serye sa presidential candidates na inihain ng "Punto por Punto" sa "Umagang Kay Ganda."

Bahagi ito ng kampanya ng ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs na "Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo: Ako ang Simula" na naglalayong humimok ng mga Pilipino na maging aktibo at bumoto ng tama sa darating na halalan.

Simula ng ilunsad ito ay nakapagsagawa na ang ABS-CBN ng samu�t saring debate at forum kaugnay sa halalan, music video taglay ang theme song na may mensahe ng pagbabago, at kamakailan isang sold-out concert na dinaluhan ng patuloy pang dumadaming bilang ng mga boto patrollers. Sa kasalukuyan mahigit 60,000 na ang nakilahok at nakiisa sa naturang kampanya.

Ngayon pa lang, dapat nang abangan ang mga katanungang ipupukol ni Anthony sa mga vice-presidential candidates. Tanungin niya kaya si Sen. Mar Roxas sa naging honeymoon nila ni Korina Sanchez? Ano nga ba ang mas gustong kulay ni Bayani Fernando� blue of pink? At paano kaya manligaw si Edu Manzano?

Alamin na ang kasagutan sa "Punto Por Punto" segment ni Anthony Taberna sa "Umagang Kay Ganda" ng ABS-CBN. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon sa �Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo� maglog-on lamang sa mo o kaya sundan sa Twitter ang

Derek Ramsay and Angelica Panganiban Publicly Seen Doing an Indicent Act in Boracay?

Sa kabila ng sari-saring kwento tungkol sa diumano'y hiwalayang Angelica at Derek, totoo ngang inlove na inlove pa rin ang real-life sweetheart sa isa't isa. Katunayan nito ay ang naglalabasang picture ng dalawa sa mga tabloids at internet na kuha ng huli silang mag-boracay. Pero ang isang masaya at sana'y personal na picture ng dalawa ay naging sanhi ng isa na namang kontrobersya. Baket? Heto ang dahilan (courtesy of Pinoy Parazi):

Di ba?

Pero bago pa man sila mahusgahan ng public display of indicent act nilinaw na ni Derek na private picture nila yun ni Angelica at isa lamang katuwaan, "I don't see anything wrong with the photo! It's our own private photo with friends! We are having clean fun!!!! What's wrong is whoever exposed the pic!"

'Yun naman pala eh.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

"Summer ang Simula", an ABS-CBN 2010 Summer Station ID

Salubungin na ang summer kasama ang mahigit 150 Kapamilya stars sa paglulunsad ng ABS-CBN ng kanilang pinakaabangang summer station ID (SID) na pinamagatang "Summer ang Simula" ngayong Linggo (Mar 21) sa "ASAP XV."

Ang naturang SID, ayon kay ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management (CCM) Head Robert Labayen, ay nakaankla sa ideya na ang summer ay ang pinakaperpektong oras para magsaya at maghanda para sa pagbabago.

"Bawat araw ng summer ay maaring araw para sa mga bagong simula. Bawat araw ay pagkakataon para maging aktibo sa pagtulong sa kalikasan, sa pagtaguyod ng kabuhayan, at pagtingin sa mundong tinitirahan natin sa mas positibong paraan," sabi ni Labayen.

Tunghayan ang pinakahinahangaang ABS-CBN entertainment at news personalities sa kanilang paglahok sa iba�t ibang gawain sa iba�t ibang platforms tulad ng Boto Mo, I-Patrol Mo, Bayanijuan, at iba pang programa ng ABS-CBN Foundation programs na Sagip Kapamilya, Kapit Bisig sa Ilog Pasig at E Media.

Bawat isa ay kakatawan sa isang imahe na kapag pinagsama-sama ay bubuo ng isang magandang larawan o collage na sumisimbolo sa mas mabuting mundo para sa ating mga Pilipino.

Ang awiting "Summer ang Simula" ay bibigyang buhay ni "Pinoy Dream Academy" Grand Star Dreamer Yeng Constatino at bokalistang si Kean ng Callalily. Ito ay isinulat ni Edsel Misenas sa saliw ng musikang likha nina Lloyd Corpuz, Odon Aspiras at Jordan Constantino. Si Jonathan Manalo naman ang nag-produce nito para sa Star Records.

Ang 2010 Summer SID ay linikha ng Creative Communication Management team sa pamumuno ni Robert Labayen, kasama sina Johnny de los Santos, Ira Zabat, Patrick De Leon at ang mga kasapi sa SID team na sina Edsel Misenas, Dang Baldonado, Danie Sedilla-Cruz, Joan Mole, Christina Barbin at Sheryl Ramos. Ang video naman ay directed by Paolo Ramos, kasama sina Peewee Gonzales, Assistant Director; Jimmy Porca, Project Coordinator; Odyssey Flores, Cinematographer; Oliver Paler, Post-Production Head; Sammy Esquillon at Angel Diesta, Production Designers; Gelo Dayao, Editor; Mary Ann Rejano, Caster; Marvin Bragas, Location Manager.

Abangan ang kapanapanabik na SID launch ngayong Linggo (March 21) sa summer episode ng "ASAP XV" sa ABS-CBN.