Monday, May 31, 2010

"X-Life" Premieres This Wednesday on Q Channel 11

"X-Life," newest lifestyle magazine show that's all about living a healthy, fit and active lifestyle will start airing on Wednesday, June 2, at Q Channel 11.

The program, which co-hosted by Survivor Philippines: Palau winner and actor, JC Tiuseco with TV personalities Steph Henares and Gino dela Pena, will have viewers experiencing extreme, exciting and extraordinary activities week after week.

For its pilot episode, X-Life is featuring one of the most exotic summer destination in the Philippines: Ilocos.

Want a different way to tour the north? Try biking! Gino and JC hop on a couple of mountain bikes to get a view of Ilocos' hidden treasures.

Afterwards, Gino, Steph, and JC experience all-surface surfing. The trio go on a true surfing safari by conquering boards on the sea AND sand! Surfing on water, paddle boarding, and sand surfing--the trifecta of boardsports all in Ilocos.

And then it's time for some healthy Ilocano food. Bagnet, empanada, and longganisa may be Ilocos' most famous food delights, but they're definitely less than healthy. Gino and Steph head over to Kapuluan Resort to discover other genuine Ilocano dishes that aren' t just yummy, they' re good for the body too.

Experience a more exciting lifestyle on X-Life every Wednesday at 10 pm on Q Channel 11.

This Tuesday on "The Correspondents": RP, May Cellphone Pero Walang Kubeta

Kung cellphone o iba pang makabagong technology ang pagbabasehan, hindi nagpapahuli ang Pilipinas sa ibang bansa. Rich man o poor, may bitbit na cellphone. Samantalang ang iba pa ay may laptop, iPod, Playstation Portable at iba pa.

Ngunit pagdating daw sa usaping "palikuran" o "toilet", tila hindi makasabay ang mga Pilipino. Alamin kung paano sinasalamin ng kawalan ng kubeta ang tunay na kahirapan sa bansa kasama si Karen Davila ngayong Martes (Hunyo 1) sa "The Correspondents."

According to study, 76.8% lamang ng household sa buong Pilipinas ang mayroong kubeta. Sa Phase 8 in Caloocan naman, 25 toilets lamang ang ginagamit ng 252 pamilya. At sa isang lugar naman ng Pampanga, "strike anywhere"
na lang ang mga residente kung makaramdam ng call of nature.

Silipin ang umaalingasaw na marka ng kahirapan mula sa mga bahay na walang kubeta sa report ni Karen Davila this Tuesday, June 1, sa "The Correspondents," right after "Bandila" sa ABS-CBN.

'Vote to Evict' Returns! PBB's Crowd Favorites are in Danger of Eviction

Nagsama-sama sa listahan ng mga nominees this week ang mga popular na teen housemates ng "Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash of 2010" na sina Bret, Devon, Jenny, at Tricia sa naganap na nomination night last Sunday, May 30.

And the foursome will also be the first ones this season to undergo the "Vote to Save, Vote to Evict" system, kung saan maaaring i-save ng viewers ang housemate na gusto nilang mag-stay o i-vote to evict ang nominees na gusto nilang mapalayas sa bahay ni Kuya. Ang housemate na makakatanggap ng pinakamababang net votes ang siyang mapapalabas ng bahay ni Kuya.

To "Vote to Save" a housemate, i-text lang ang BBS(space)NAME OF HOUSEMATE, at para naman mag-vote to Evict, i-text lang ang BBE(space)NAME OF HOUSEMATE at i-send sa 2331 para sa Globe, Sun Cellular, TM at Bayan Wireless subscribers, at 231 para sa Smart at Talk N� Text subscribers.

Aside from a possible eviction, the nominated housemates will also have to deal with the pressure of winning their weekly task, which is mounting a concert, with the rest of the housemates.

Celebrity guests Jhong Hilario of Streetboys, former "Pinoy Dream Academy" voice teacher Sweet Plantado of "The Company," and musical director Mel Villena will meet up with the teens to give ideas and voice out their opinions about the concert.

Sino rin kina Ivan, Tricia, Devon, Angelo, at Fretzie ang mananalo sa "Big Jump to the Big Night" para sa isang slot sa Teen Big Night?

Abangan iyan with Mariel Rodriguez sa "PBB Teen Clash of 2010 Uber" right after Naruto Shippuden 3, and si Toni Gonzaga sa primetime bida, at si Bianca Gonzalez sa "PBB Updates."

Velvet Glams Up Philippine TV via "Sex and The City 2" Special

Catch the Sex and The City 2 fever, only on the country's premium general entertainment channel for women, Velvet!

Velvet presents a special peek at one of the year's much anticipated films with the premiere of E! News Special: Sex and the City 2. On June 1, 8pm, be one of the first in the Philippines to see exclusive behind the scenes footage from the movie straight from Manhattan, along with one-on-one interviews with the movie's leading actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis. This first E! News Special is produced exclusively for broadcast throughout Asia.

Hosted by popular presenter for E! News Asia, Marion Caunter, Velvet�s E! News Special: Sex and the City 2 will provide viewers with a special in-depth look at the Sex and the City franchise. Marion takes fans behind the scenes to explore four of New York�s most sought-after ladies Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, their incredible journey together, what makes this such a unique film experience, as well as the fashion that has won the TV series-turned-blockbuster-movie a legion of avid fans throughout the world.

E! News Special: Sex and the City 2 will have special encore runs throughout the week, notably a primetime replay on June 2 at 10:30pm, and a weekend primetime replay on June 5 at 7:30pm.

For more details on this E! News Special, Velvet's Sex and The City 2, tune in to Velvet SkyCable Channel 53 and log on to Velvet is now available on SkyCable Platinum, SkyCable Gold, SkyCable Silver and other quality cable operators nationwide.

Georgina Wilson Covers Preview Magazine June 2010 Issue

The long wait is over!

After five years, Georgina Wilson is back as the main girl of Preview Magazine on their June 2010 issue.

And since June coincides with their 15th year anniversary (means 15 years of fierce fashion), Preview releases their thickest issue ever. And looking at George's equip, it is concluded that it is an issue full of fierce fashion and also giving accolade to one of the fashion industry's most creative designer, Alexander Mcqueen.

Preview Magazine June 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Regine Velasquez Covers MEGA Magazine June 2010 Issue

Philippine's National Treasure and Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez is on the cover of MEGA Magazine June 2010 issue.

MEGA Magazine's theme for this issue is "Pledge Pinoy" in celebration of Philippine Independence. And on the cover, Regine is wearing a white shirt from Bench PinoyLab with the statement "Iniibig Ko ang Pilipinas Dahil Tayo�y World Class" which is just one of the 50 ways to wear your national pride as this month's special feature in the fashion magazine.

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

Billy Crawford, Isabelle Daza and Luis Manzano Cover MEG Magazine June 2010 Issue

Human endorsers Billy Crawford, Isabelle Daza and Luis Manzano covers the "Youth Power" issue of MEG Magazine this June 2010.

This month's issue feature Meg's Young Achievers Chris Cayzer, Nico Salva, Christine and Angelo Patrimonio, Rosanna Aranaz and more. Hot topics covered this issue are Teen Pregnancy, Open Relationships and One Night Stands.

The 12th year anniversary issue of MEG has Pilipinas Got Talent hosts Luis Manzano and Billy Crawford on the cover together with their co-Human endorser Belle Daza.

Meg Magazine June 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Xian Lim and George Alves Cover Garage Magazine June/July 2010 Issue

Actor-model Xian Lim sports a Louis Vuitton bicycle outfit on the cover of Garage Magazine June/July 2010 issue.

Together with Xian Lim on the cover is Brazilian model George Alves.

Features inside this issue include "Supreme Team: College�s Next Sport Superstars," "Back to School Style Essentials," "The 2010 FIFA World Cup Primer," "Mohawk Redux: How to Rock the Latest Hair Trend," and more!

Garage Magazine June/July 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Bianca Gonzales Covers Women's Health Philippines June 2010 Issue

Women's Health Philippines - the premiere lifestyle magazine for the Pinay woman who values a healthy lifestyle and strives for balance in all areas of her life, features Kapamilya host Bianca Gonzalez on its June 2010 issue cover.

Also in this month's issue are features like "18 Quick-Fix Food Cures," "Take Charge: How to Make Stress Work for You," "Beat Your Body�s Biggest Enemy," "The Secret to Bedroom Bliss," "22 Instant Beauty Tricks," "Best Ways to Wear Denim," "Jumpstart Your Diet Plan," and the cover story "Bianca Gonzalez: Taking It All In Stride."�

Women�s Health Philippines June 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Jake Cuenca Covers Men's Health Philippines June 2010 Issue

The June 2010 issue of Men's Health Philippines celebrates the FIFA World Cup with fellow World Cup fan and cover guy, Jake Cuenca.

This month's issue also comes with the second issue of Runner's World Philippines.

Men's Health Philippines behind the scene shoot:

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

Max Eigenmann Covers FHM Philippines June 2010 Issue

"Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo" star Max Eigenmann is 'effin hot in the cover of FHM Philippines June 2010 cover.

In her inside photos, Max simulate a raunchy, headboard-banging kind of sexy playtime with an unknown hunk-juicy male model.

As the magazine describes her, Max is truly a showbiz royalty on her own. She is a daughter of actors Mark Gil and Bing Pimentel, younger sister to the award-winning actor Sid Lucero and a half-sister to Ira Eigenmann (of the then famous Katherine "Ira" Eigenmann nude photo scandal).

For Him Magazine Philippines June 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Anne Curtis Covers Metro Magazine June 2010 Issue

Anne Curtis, who also graces this month's cover of Chalk Magazine, is flaming red-hot and staying true in Metro Magazine June 2010 issue.

This month's Get Gorgeous pages of Metro get the spotlight with the annual Beauty Awards�over a hundred products we love and will share for a brighter, better you. It will also show you some rainy day beauty tips and helps you learn how to manage your hair in time for the rain-drenched months, tips on night-to-day makeup, and long- wearing beauty products for the ladies who are always on the go. Get also some tips on how to wear white in our Runway for Real page; increase your denim IQ in our sizzling hot jean editorial, and know how to wear black for each body type.

Metro will also shares with you some controversial stories about three women who've shared their juicy encounters on dating much, much older men.

Grab a copy of Metro magazine's June 2010 issue and treat yourself to a good read on fashion, beauty and more. Available now at all magazine stands nationwide.

Anne Curtis Covers Chalk Magazine June 2010 Issue

Viva's prized talent and Kapamilya's in-demand actress-host Anne Curtis graces the cover of Chalk Magazine's June 2010 issue.

In the cover story titled "The Hottie Next Door," Anne opens up with Chalk Magazine and shared her thoughts about how life, love career and school!

Who would have thought that Anne was just like any other youngster who underwent the awkward stage! Anne admits that she was once a young girl with some insecurities, one of which were her lips.

"When I�d get hay fever, my eyes would get itchy and my whole face would be swollen, especially my lips. I was really conscious about them, like, why are they so big? But now I love them," says Anne.

Anne, who are now busy shooting her latest movie opposite her ex-flame Richard Gutierrez, also confesses to Chalk Magazine that if only her schedule would permit, she would love to enroll in an online multimedia course at an Australian university or at UP Open University. But she also knows that college is a major commitment, which she cannot do�yet.

And as for lesson about love, Anne gives out a meaningful thought: "Love can change you in a good way, but the only painful thing is you don�t always get a happy ending. You don�t always get what you expect, but you still learn so much."

Also in this month's issue of Chalk Magazine are special features like a sneak peek into the star players this NCAA season; 10 Awesome Freshmen College to Watch; Freshman Survival Guide, back-to-school shopping guide; and tips to become the hot chick in school.

Chalk Magazine June 2010 issue is now available at all magazine stands nationwide.

Marian Rivera Covers Cosmopolitan Philippines June 2010 Issue

For the third time, Marian Rivera is on the cover of Cosmopolitan Philippines magazine.

She first graced the magazine's cover last October 2007 and the second was in March 2009.

Also features in this issue is the Man on Fire Matteo Guidicelli. And as a bonus, each copy of Cosmopolitan magazine will give you a chance to have, for free, a "must-read for bride to be" flip cover edition copy of Cosmopolitan Bride magazine.

So how to be as blooming (in love life and career) as this sizzlin� siren? Find out in the June 2010 issue of Cosmopolitan Philippines magazine. Available now at all magazine stands nationwide.

Kris Aquino Says "Thank You!" Through the June Issue of 'K Magazine'

In the June 2010 issue of her own magazine named, "K Magazine", Philippine showbiz' 'Queen of all Media' Kris Aquino stops to say thank-you to all who stood by and with her during her brother, Presidential frontrunner Noynoy Aquino's candidacy after a backbreaking, strenuous campaign.

In her cover story "Forever Grateful" which she wrote 25 hours after the election, Kris reflects on her campaign experience and looks forward to the beginning of a new and different life.

"I am mentoring people who are famous and made their stand known. There are many more I should be thanking but I know that I must respect their privacy regardless of my desire to shout at the top of my voice my extreme gratitude for all they did for us," says Kris.

Also in this issue, Kris throws open the doors of her family�s new home high above the busy streets of Makati. Adopting a Shabby Chic, French country-inspired look, Kris shows readers how to create a home that may be small on space, but�in true Kris Aquino fashion�is big on style.

Readers can also pick up other home furnishing and decorating tips from the K Everyday storage collection and a selection of home gifts that will make your home both comfortable and stylish.

For the food enthusiasts, Chef Myrna Segismundo comes up with 25 recipes that only take minutes to prepare. The busy person like Kris doesn�t have to worry about slaving away in the kitchen or spending hours preparing complicated meals to take on the road or to work. With these easy new recipes, all you have to do is slice, dice, cook a few minutes, then go!

Join Baby James as he takes the plunge and find out what went down when the most famous toddler in the land took swimming lessons. Also, his Yaya Gerbel and Joshua�s Yaya Ana spill the beans on what it�s like to work for the Queen of All Media and what she's like as a mom.

All this and more in the latest issue of K Magazine, now available from ABS-CBN Publishing at P130 a copy.

Sophia Young, Jack Soon, Joe Vargas and Patrick Sugui are Evicted from PBB Teen Clash of 2010

Last Saturday night, two Teenternationals and two Pinoy housemates were evicted from PBB house.

Sophia [Ko So Young], Jack [Sungbin Yoon], James Reid and Jenny Kim are the four Teenternationals nominated. While, the Pinoy housemates nominated are Angelito "Angelo" Pasco, Patricia Mae "Tricia" Santos, Patrick Sugui and Joe Vargas.

Teenternationals James and Jenny were "saved" while Jack and Sophia were the housemates evicted last night. Before leaving the house, PBB host Toni Gonzaga asked Jack what he will do when he goes back to the outside world. Jack replied, "back to my normal life." The host further added that he could go back to managing his business. Sophia simply said, "It was a great experience for me."

Here are the poll results for Teenternational housemates as announced during the Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash 2010 6th Eviction Night:

James � 68.86%
Jenny � 14.59%
Sophia � 12.24%
Jack � 4.31%

Jitters were felt by the four nominated Pinoy housemates. Tricia was the first housemate to be called. Angelo, being the second housemate to be "saved," gave a sigh of relief as his name was called. Joe and Patrick automatically became the third and fourth evictees during the eviction night.

Joe scored the lowest votes at 5.60% and Patrick at 17.33%. Angelo fared better at 23.79% while Tricia garnered the highest percentage at 53.28%.

Trying hard to fight back tears, good friends Patrick and Joe finally stepped out of Kuya's house. Joe was asked by the PBB host if he had any regrets. Joe replied that "Wala naman po. Pinakita ko lang kung sino ako." Meanwhile, Patrick was asked what he will miss inside Kuya's house, he said "My housemates. Kung wala sila, di ko kakayanin yan wala ang parents ko." The hosts then quipped that the evicted housemates should look forward to their Avatar reunion with Kazel Kinouchi and Yen Santos.

Only ten housemates are left inside Kuya's house. Find out what adventures await the remaining housemates.

Catch Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash of 2010 every night at ABS-CBN.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Luntayao Family and Jeline Oliva Join the PGT Grand Finals Set on June 12 and 13

Another 2's up, 2 more to go and complete na ang list of 12 talented Pinoy who will compete in the much coveted 2-million Pilipinas Got Talent prize.

In last night's semi-finals result night, Luntayao Family, a group of singers from Negros Occidental, and Maria Jeline Oliva, a 13-year-old violinist, have been chosen to join the league of PGT Grand Finalist.

Luntayao Family

Maria Jeline Oliva

The Luntayao Family was chosen by texters and online voters while Jeline Oliva was picked unanimously by the judges over the Powerpuff Corn.

Here is the actual text and online vote results:

1. Luntayao Family 28.19%
2. Maria Jeline Oliva 20.62%
3. Powerpuff Corn of Baguio City 18.71%
4. Harold Jomar Gesulga of General Santos City 14.56%
5. Experience Kidz of General Santos City 12.29%
6. Jzan Vern Tero of Cebu City 5.64%

Sa last set of semi-finals round next Saturday, anim na talented semi-finalist ang muling magpapakitang-gilas to win the last two slots remaining para sa Grand Finals. They are Baguio Metamorphosis, Imusicapella Chamber Choir, Carl Malone Montecido, Josephine Aton and Hello World.

Pilipinas Got Talent grand finals will be held at the Araneta Coliseum on June 12 and 13 and will be broadcast live on ABS-CBN 2.

101.9 Tambayan OPM Awards 2010 - List of Winners

Rico Blanco, Yeng Constantino, and Gloc 9 bagged the major awards at the Tambayan OPM Awards, where the most popular names in the music industry rocked the jam-packed SM City North EDSA's SkyDome Saturday night before hundreds of screaming fans.

Rico Blanco bagged the "Album of the Year" award for his first solo album "Your Universe" as well as the Male Artist of the Year award.

Rapper Gloc 9 also clinched the night's other top plum "Song of the Year" for his smash hit single "Upuan," a song that indirectly talks about corruption in the country.

Sugarfree bested other bands like 6CycleMind, Spongecola, Hale, Itchyworms, and Rocksteddy, and won the Band of the Year award while Pinoy Dream Academy Grand Star Dreamer Yeng Constantino won the tough match for the Female Artist of the Year where she competed against international singing sensation Charice Pempengco and pop star princess Sarah Geronimo.

The throttle and stomping mood at the Tambayan OPM Awards was replaced by a solemn feel when the awards-giving body organized by FM station Tambayan 101.9 paid tribute to the late master rapper Francis M. with the Tambayani Award, which was received by Stickfiggas.

The other winners for the night include Vhong Navarro who won Best Novelty Song of the Year for his single "Pata-Pata-Pon." Close-Up which won over other brands for the Kantamercial of the Year award.

Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Toni Gonzaga, Calla Lily, 6CycleMind, Paraluman, Rocksteddy, Imago, Sam Concepcion, Kyla, Faith Cuneta, OJ Mariano, Laarni Lozada, Ronnie Liang, Miguel Mendoza, Liezl Garcia, Cris Pastor, Michael Josh Santana and the Tambayan 101.9 DJs performed various numbers that pumped up the crowd.

Winners for the Tambayan OPM Awards were chosen based on results of text and online voting as well as scores from the program committee and panel of judges composed of Tambayan 101.9 Station Manager Eli Bruce Capuyan, Pinoy Dream Academy mentor Monette Silvestre, and former ABS-CBN President Freddie M. Garcia aka FMG.

The awards night was hosted by Francine Prieto and Chokoleit with the Tambayan 101.9 DJ�s as presenters.

Tagumpay ng Kapuso � The GMA Network 60th Anniversary Station ID (Music Video and Lyrics)

Lahat ng ito'y pangarap ang pinagmulan
Bawat hakbang ay sabay nating pinagdaanan
Narating na natin ang gustong paroonan
Ito and tagumpay na ating inasam

Sikap ang ating pinuhunan
Lakas natin ay pagmamahal ang pinagkunan
Layunin nati'y magbigay kasiyahan
Tagumpay tayo ay sinuklian

Ipagmalaki ang tagumpay
Sanhi ng sayang walang kapantay
Isigaw nating sabay-sabay
Kaysarap maging Kapuso

Buhay ay lalong sumasaya
Kapag tayo'y laging magkasama
Mas masarap ang tagumpay
Kapag sa 'ting minamahal inaalay

Walang hangganan ang lawak ng langit
Sa ating pagpanhik walang makakapigil
Parang pangarap ating ng nakamit
Mas malayong bituin ang ating abutin

Isigaw nating sabay-sabay
Kaysarap maging Kapuso

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Denise Laurel Covers Rogue Magazine June 2010 Issue

A very seductive Latina look-alike Denise Laurel is this month's cover girl of Rogue Magazine.

The June 2010 issue of Rogue Magazine, which is now available at all magazine stands nationwide, features stories and articles about the just concluded national elections like "The State of The Nation," "Political Dirt," "Who's Afraid of Winnie Monsod," "14 Things You Don't Know About Our Next President," etc.

Two Years in a Row! John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo Named the 38th Box-Office Entertainment Awards King and Queen

Due to the huge success of their last movie "You Changed My Life", John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo were once again crowned as the Box-Office King and Queen in the 2010 Box-Office Entertainment Awards by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Here are the rest of the winners of 38th Box Office Entertainment Awards organized by the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Prince of Philippine Movies and TV
� Gerald Anderson

Princess of Philippine Movies and TV � Kim Chiu

Promising Male Box-Office Star � Coco Martin

Promising Female Box-Office Star � Angelica Panganiban

Male Concert Performer of the Year � Martin Nievera

Female Concert Performer of the Year
� Pops Fernandez

Male Recording Artist of the Year
� Gary Valenciano

Female Recording Artist of the Year � Nina

Group Recording/Performer of the Year � Bamboo

Promising Male Recording/Performer of the Year � Jericho Rosales

Promising Female Recording/Performer of the Year � Frencheska Farr

Promising Group Recording/Performing Artist of the Year � Pop Girls

Novelty Singer � Willie Revillame

Love Team of the Year � Dingdong Dantes/Marian Rivera

Promising Love Team of the Year � Enchong Dee/Erich Gonzales

Dance Group of the Year � ASAP Supahdance

Child Performer of the Year � Zaijan �Santino� Jaranilla

Film Producer of the Year � Star Cinema

Screenwriters of the Year � Raymond Lee/Senedy Que/Olivia Lamasan

Film Director of the Year � Cathy Garcia Molina

TV Program of the Year � May Bukas Pa

TV Director of the Year � Jojo Saguin (May Bukas Pa)

The Box-Office Entertainment Awards is also giving special citations to the following showbiz personalities:

Bert Marcelo Award � Pokwang

Comedy Box-Office King � Vic Sotto

Comedy Box-Office Queen � Ai-Ai de las Alas

Box-Office Entertainment Awards will also honor Brillante Mendoza for winning Best Director at the Cannes and Hong Kong Asian Film Festivals and Gina Pare�o for getting the following awards for Serbis: Best Supporting Actress at the 3rd Asian Hong Kong Film AwardsBest Actress at the Pacific Meridian International Film Festival for Asia-Pacific countries. and

The Eraserheads Reunion Concert at the Mall of Asia that saw an attendance of 120,000 people is also being cited as the Record Breaker of the Year.

The 2010 Box-Office Entertainment Awards will be telecast on June 27 on ABS-CBN�s Sunday�s Best.

Video To Watch: Salamin Ng Langit - Kapit Bisig Para Sa Ilog Pasig OST

Picture Perfect: Behind the Scenes Photos of GMA-7 60th Anniversary Network ID "Tagumpay ng Kapuso"

� Click the behind the scenes photos of GMA-7 60th ANNIVERSARY NETWORK ID "TAGUMPAY NG KAPUSO" to enlarge �

Friday, May 28, 2010

GMA-7 Launches 60th Anniversary Network ID "Tagumpay ng Kapuso"

When GMA Network began as a fledgling radio station in the 1950s, it would have been difficult to imagine the media giant it would eventually become. Operating from a rented unit at the Calvo Building in Escolta, its equipment consisted of a microphone, a turntable, and a surplus AM transmitter. There were no scripts, no cameras, no teleprompters. And when the radio station later became a TV station, moving its headquarters to a small building on EDSA, it broadcasted from simple studios devoid of color and stereo sound.

This year, as an industry leader celebrating its 60th year, GMA remembers the past, celebrates today, and looks forward to scaling greater heights in the future.

TAGUMPAY NG KAPUSO. GMA�s 60th anniversary network ID celebrates how far it has come in the last six decades and takes the opportunity to share this achievement with its audience.

Titled "Tagumpay ng Kapuso," the ID showcases the men and women of GMA, and their efforts, on and off-camera, to deliver the Network�s commitment to superior entertainment and the responsible delivery of news and information to its Filipino audience.

"This ID fuses together all individuals who collectively contribute to the growth of GMA � the executives, on-cam talents, behind-the-scenes production crew, employees and audiences," explained Dong Tan, Associate Creative Director of the project.

Viewers are taken from rehearsal rooms to high-tech studios and control rooms, where camera shots are a work of art and where talent and technology fuse in a carefully synchronized act.

"This ID is different from the previous ones in that it shows what goes on behind the scenes," said Director Paul Ticzon.

"In a nutshell, it's a dramatization of what every Kapuso goes through to bring out the best that the Network can give," added Assistant Director Vince Gealogo.

In Tagumpay, GMA�s stars share the spotlight with Network employees.

In what was probably the most difficult scene to set up, employees and celebrities got together at the GMA Network Drive in a festive scenario of singing and dancing, as fireworks lit up the evening sky.

TOUCHING HEARTS, ENRICHING LIVES. GMA, being the most-awarded and leading broadcast network in the country today, carries on its commitment to continuously touch the hearts and enrich the lives of Filipinos.

And after sixty years, the Network � known for being one in heart with every Filipino � remains thankful to the millions of viewers worldwide that have made GMA a part of their lives.

"We want every Kapuso to feel proud of being a Kapuso when they see Tagumpay," said BJ Camaya, lyricist of the ID�s theme song by the same name. "Everything we have accomplished, we did with them and for them."

Tagumpay ng Kapuso fittingly heralds another landmark in Philippine television history. GMA's 60th Anniversary Network ID will be launched today, May 30, on Party Pilipinas.

Tagumpay's theme song was composed by Simon Peter Tan and sung by Are You the Next Big Star winners Frencheska Farr and Geoff Taylor with the Six Feet Long band.

The production team included multi-awarded cinematographer Ding Achacoso as director of photography, Director Paul Ticzon, Assistant Director Vince Gealogo, Producer Ingrid Navarro and cameramen Hanniel Aguilar, Javier Delgado and Paul Arrojado.

The campaign was conceptualized by the creative team of GMA's Program Support Department composed of Vice-President Regie Bautista, Associate Creative Director Dong Tan, Senior Promo Writer BJ Camaya, Art Director Hendricks Gonzales, Senior Project Manager Hasmin Marable, and Project Manager Minette Lopez.

Melai Cantiveros Gives Maja Salvador a Hard Time in 'PHR Presents: Impostor'

Sa patuloy na pagtaas ng ratings ng Precious Hearts Romances (PHR) presents Impostor against its competition, no doubt na patok sa mga afternoon viewers ang pinakabagong romantic drama-comedy series na pinagbibidahan ng Prince of Romance Sam Milby at Drama Sweetheart Maja Salvador kasama ang 'Prinsipe at Prinsesa ng Masa' na sina Jason Francisco at Melai Cantiveros.

Bukod sa first time niyang makakasama sa isang TV project si Sam at ang 'Melason,' first time din para kay Maja na gumanap ng dalawang karakter sa iisang kwento. Sa PHR presents Impostor, she portrays two different roles as a province lass named Devin and a sexy model, Mariz.

In an interview with Maja, she shares her excitement dahil sa challenge na mai-deliver ang dalawang magkaibang roles. And since her character, Mariz, will be transformed into the character of Devin, kinailangang araling mabuti ni Maja ang halos lahat tungkol kay Melai � from her expressions, behavior down to her reactions to different situations.

"Humingi po ako sa staff ng PBB ng DVD. Pinag-aralan ko po kung paano kumilos si Melai, paano siya kapag kinikilig at paano siya kapag nasasaktan. Paulit-ulit ko siyang pinapanood hanggang sa nagagaya ko na �yung mga 'over!' niya at 'char!'" sabi ni Maja.

According pa sa Drama Sweetheart, "Ang dami kasing kilos ni Melai kaya challenging. Kailangan ko pong malaman kahit 'yung mga maliliit na details tulad ng likot ng mata at tuwing kailan niya ginagamit ang over tsaka 'yung char. Sa sobrang challenging ng character, kapag umaarte po ako as Melai, pagkatapos ng take, nasasabi kong, 'nakakapagod si Melai! Ang daming kilos!"

Maja also added, "Dapat kapag pinapanood na ako bilang Devin, masabi niyo na, �ay, siya nga si Melai!" Dapat ang makita niyo si Melai hindi si Maja."

See what's next after ang aksidente ni Devin (Melai) na sumira sa kanyang mukha, at sa takot na balikan din 'sya ng mga goons na who killed her parents who made her decide to accept a seemingly irresistible offer --to be an impostor of her idol Mariz (Maja).

Sa muling pagtatagpo nina Anthony (Sam) at Devin, na nagpalit-anyo na bilang si Mariz at ni Anthony, maging madali kaya para kay Anthony na pakitunguhan ang 'bagong' Mariz? Mapaniwala kaya ng impostor si Anthony at ang anak nito sa mga pagbabagong gagawin niya? Mapanindigan kaya ni Devin ang pagpapanggap bilang Mariz?

Directed by Jerome Chavez Pobocan, PHR presents Impostor also stars Precious Lara Quigaman, Jon Avila, Bobby Andrews, Long Mejia, Yayo Aguila, Raquel Villavicencio and Izzy Canillo.

Don�t miss ABS-CBN�s PHR presents Impostor, weekdays, 3:45pm, right after Rosalka on ABS-CBN Hapontastic.