Thursday, February 28, 2013

Singer-host Martin Nievera is back in a very familiar spot hosting ABS-CBN’s newest talk show, “Martin Late @ Night,” which will debut this Friday (March 1), right after “Bandila.”

Dubbed as Philippine television’s “Big Mouth” and the Filipino counterpart of late night TV icons in the US like David Letterman, Conan O-Brien and Jay Leno, Martin is set to bring back the spark, fun, excitement and total entertainment in the small screens every Friday night.

Aside from being known as a singer-songwriter, Martin gained popularity as the bubbly, witty, and wacky host of hit ABS-CBN late night talk shows “Martin After Dark” that aired from 1988 to 1997 and “Martin Late @ Nite” from 1998 to 2002.

Don’t miss Martin’s grand comeback on late night TV via “Martin Late @ Night,” Friday nights, right after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN.(
"Apoy  sa Dagat" is the newest Primetime Bida drama series which stars Piolo Pascual, Diether Ocampo, and Angelica Panganiban in a dual role.

The series continuously heats up our nights with its exciting twist and of course because of the actors playing exciting roles!

Check out the sizzling hot official TV series poster of the said teleserye:

Under the direction of FM Reyes and Nick Olanca, "Apoy Sa Dagat" airs weeknights right after "Ina Kapatid Anak" only in ABS-CBN.(

Multi-awarded veteran actor-director Eddie Garcia is set to intensify the nights of primetime TV viewers as he joins the powerhouse cast of ABS-CBN’s no.1 superhero drama series “Juan dela Cruz,” his first ever teleserye in the Kapamilya network.

“I’m really looking forward to work with Coco Martin because his talent as an actor is really remarkable,” said Eddie. “I believe that we will be able to help each other very well in bringing the best for ‘Juan dela Cruz.”

In the story, Eddie will give life to the role of Fr. Julio, an extraordinary priest who secretly spies on Juan dela Cruz.

As Fr. Julio enters the picture, discover the mystery behind his real identity and witness the revelations that will make a big change in Juan’s life. Why is Fr. Julio spying on Juan? Will he be a friend or enemy?

Don’t miss the exciting adventures of Philippine television’s newest super hero “Juan dela Cruz” weeknights after “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.(

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rumors were now circulating in the world-wide web that the Kapuso teen star Joshua Dionisio will return to the Kapamilya network!

We may recall that Joshua started in ABS-CBN and his last TV series with his home network was the fantaserye "Super Inggo" starring Makisig Morales. Afterwards, he transferred to GMA-7 and was given a big break as he starred in the Primetime TV series "First Time" which also marked his first team-up with Barbie Forteza. Then he became one of the "Tween Hearts" favorite actors.

It is said that Joshua will be part of the hit daytime kilig-serye "Be Careful with My Heart." 

Do you think that it is a good decision for Joshua to return in the Kapamilya station or better stay with Kapuso?!(

It's confirmed! A hunk actor-model confirmed that he already transferred to the Kapamilya network! According to him, it's already two-months ago when he signed contract to ABS-CBN!

This hunk actor-model is a product of the hit artista reality show from the rival network. He is a  batch mate of another hunk actor who made the first moved to transfer to the Kapamilya network last year and was given big break by the said network!    

He will be seen in the upcoming Kapamilya fantaserye which is led by a child star and a Senator. And he will be launch in the upcoming comedy-action movie under Star Cinema which stars the Kapuso Primetime Queen and the Comedy Concert Queen!

Do you have a clue who is he?! If we're not mistaken, his last TV series with his former network was a soap which something to do with water! He is now very popular with his TV commercial and got more endorsers. And take note, he actually joined two reality shows courtesy of his home network! Make your wildest guess!( 

After conquering the TV ratings, social media, and hearts of the Filipino viewers nationwide, the phenomenal hit daytime TV series is set to rule the world! And the love and good vibes will still be felt until December 2013!  

"Be Careful With My Heart" cast, to be led by Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap, is going on a world tour to thank the global Filipinos for their phenomenal support to ABS-CBN's no. 1 daytime kilig-serye. Maya (Jodi), Sir Chief (Richard) and their families are set to visit Asia, Middle East, USA and Europe this 2013 starting this March.

The cast will fly to the Middle East in March; USA and Canada in May; Europe in August; and Japan in November. With these schedules, definitely your favorite kilig-serye will air until December this year.

Since it premiered last July 2012, "Be Careful With My Heart" has changed the daytime viewing of the whole nation. In almost seven months on-air, the show has achieved several milestones. The daytime teleserye enjoyed high TV ratings nationwide that are comparable to primetime shows. Its soundtrack sold so well to achieve a gold status. Its mall shows were such a hit that thousands of fans flock to every event, in any location. The show was such a big hit that it quickly invaded the digital world as it managed to become a daily hot topic on social networking sites like Twitter, one of the most liked fanpages on Facebook and the most viewed program in the video-on-demand site  iWanTV with more than 25 million page views as of January 2013.  It has also won the hearts of global Filipinos as proven by its record of being the most viewed program on The Filipino Channel's TFC.TV with 3.2 million page views as of January 2013.  The kilig-serye further proved its unique international appeal as it was recently named as one of the finalists in telenovela category of the prestigious 2013 New York Festivals (NYF) World’s Best Television and Film.

For more details about the world tour, continue to follow "Be Careful With My Heart," everyday, 11:45am, before "It's Showtime" on ABS-CBN's Prime-Tanghali. Also, don't miss "Be Careful With My Heart Sabado Rewind" every Saturday, 10am, before "It's Showtime."(

Even the Kapatid network was taken by storm by the hit Kapamilya superhero series "Juan Dela Cruz". As a proof, they spoof the said TV series in their weekly gag show "Loko Moko U."

In their spoof, the hunk actor JC De Vera takes the role of Coco Martin. And they named it as "1D La Cruz."  

Well, above is a photo of JC wearing the same shirt Coco wears in his action/fantasy series at the same time holding a cross! 

What can you say about the spoof of TV5's gaga show to the hit "Juan Dela Cruz?!"(

TV viewers across the nation could not help but cry with the characters of Kris Aquino and Robin Padilla in ABS-CBN’s top-rating Primetime Bida series "Kailangan Ko'y Ikaw," as Roxanne (Kris) bravely continues her battle against ovarian cancer.

Despite its new competition, the hit Kapamilya action-drama series topbilled by Kris, Robin and Anne Curtis remained the winner in its timeslot as proven by the latest data from Kantar Media last Thursday (February 21) when “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” garnered 15.1% national TV ratings, or almost six points higher than its new rival program in GMA “Greatest Love,” which only got 9.2%.

Now that Roxanne seems to get weaker because of cancer, what will Bogs (Robin) do to save the life of his beloved wife?

With Ruth’s nearing return to the Philippines, can she make her Ate Roxanne’s ordeal a little bit less painful? What will Bogs do when he discovers that his wife is trying to draw him closer to his ex-girlfriend Ruth?

Don't miss the top-caliber action-drama series “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw,” weeknights, after "Apoy Sa Dagat" on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.(

From a beautiful bodyguard who charmed the mysterious City Hunter to a lady guised as a man in Sungkyunkwan, Korean sweetheart Park Min Young now plays a nursing aid who remembers nothing of her past but only her name as she returns on Philippine Television via “Glory Jane” on ABS-CBN.

Jane is a happy and determined girl who works hard for her future, but ironically she has no memory of her past. The only thing she can remember is that she was left by a man in an orphanage and that this man specifically told her not to forget her name – Jane Yoon.

Since then, Jane is determined to find him in hopes of uncovering her past and also, believing that this man is her father.

As she finds this man, Jane discovered that he already has a family and his eldest son was one of her former patients, Ryan Kim (Chun Jung-Myung), who is a baseball player.

Jane will live under his place where she will face two of her biggest battles in life— the fight for her real identity and the fight for true love as she falls in love with a man she sees as her brother.

As she unravels more clues that lead her to the truth, Jane also discovers the real enemy she must face and seeks revenge for the pain and loss that remain elusive to her memory.

Who is Jane Yoon? How far can she go to repay the man who saved her? Will Jane and Ryan give in to their feelings?

Watch the Korean romantic drama “Glory Jane,” Mondays to Fridays after “Pinoy True Stories” in ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold.(

The song “Ano’ng Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa” written by Jovinor Tan of Malabon City and interpreted by Aiza Seguerra won first place in the country’s largest multimedia songwriting competition, “Himig Handog” with the theme, “Pinoy Pop (P-POP) Love Songs: Mga Awit at Kwento ng Pusong Pilipino” from ABS-CBN and Star Records.

The concert held last night at the SM MOA Arena featured the performances of the country’s finest OPM artists who served as interpreters for the 12 finalists. The original compositions that received the top awards were the following: “Hanggang Wakas” performed by Juris Fernandez and written by Soc Villanueva placed second; “If You Ever Change Your Mind” performed and written by Marion Aunor placed third; “Scared to Death” sung by KZ Tandingan and written by Domingo Rosco Jr. placed fourth; and “Kahit Na” performed by Toni Gonzaga and written by Julius James de Belen placed fifth.

Meanwhile, screaming fans flocked to the stage while Daniel Padilla performed the song “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat” written by Jungee Marcelo. The song won four out of five special awards including Star Records Buyer’s Choice, Tambayan 101.9 Listener’s Choice, MOR Listener’s Choice, and MYX Choice For Best Video produced by film students of Ateneo de Manila University. TFC’s Choice Award was received by the song “This Song’s For You” written by Jude Thaddeus Gitamondoc and performed by Erik Santos.

Other artists who performed last night include Yeng Constantino (“Alaala”), Angeline Quinto (“One Day”), Bugoy Drilon (“Pwede Bang Ako Na Lang Ulit”), Jovit Baldovino (“Sana’y Magbalik”), and Wynn Andrada (“Tamang Panahon”).

The night was made more special by performances of previous Himig Handog interpreters Bituin Escalante, Anna Fegi, and Martin Nievera. The finals night was under the direction of Mr. Johnny Manahan, with musical director Gerard Salonga together with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra. Kapamilya artists Xian Lim, Matteo Guidicelli, Megan Young, and Kim Chiu served as the hosts.

The 5th year of the “Himig Handog” received 2,500 original compositions from Pinoy songwriters worldwide. ABS-CBN and Star Records set the stage for brilliant Filipino composers in time for the 60 years celebration of Philippine television.

The “Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs” CD is now available in all record bars nationwide for only P250 and can also be downloaded on iTunes.(

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The hottest love team today Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo finally starred in their debut titular movie. This is via the romance-comedy flick "Must Be Love"  under Star Cinema.

Actually, "Must Be Love" is KathNiel's third movie together after "24/7 in Love"  and "Sisterakas."

Check out the official movie poster of this another exciting flick:

Also starring in the movie are Ramon Christopher Gutierrez, John Lapuz, K Brosas, Arlene Muhlach, Janus del Prado, Paul Salas, Sharelene San Pedro, Miguel Morales, Kit Thompson, John Estrada and introducing Liza Soberano.

The movie is set to hit the theaters this coming March 13, 2013.(
Nowadays, even men were now wearing the mermaid's tails and portray merman in the different fantasy series. In 2011, Alfred Vargas and Ahron Villena portrayed mermen in the ABS-CBN's  fantaserye "Mutya." This year, it was the Kapatid actor JC De Vera who took the same role. 

JC played a sexy hunk merman in TV5's fantasy anthology, “Istorifik: Pidol’s Kwentong Fantastik.” Here he is playing the half-human, half-fish character:  

In the story, JC played a merman daddy.

His tail truly fits him. It was really tailored for him.(

Friday, February 22, 2013

Aljur Abrenica, Iya Villania, and Ian Batherson exposed their sexy hot bodies in the billboards and online posters of the BlueWater Day SPA. The three were now the newest endorsers of the said SPA which were recently introduced in a prestige event held in Palawan Ballroom, EDSA Shangrila Hotel in Mandaluyong City, February 19, 2013.

Aljur, Iya, and Ian have something in common - all of them were today's sexiest young celebrities possessing hot bodies. Definitely, they were truly perfect endorsers of the said SPA following the paths of Piolo Pascual, Marian Rivera, Sam Milby, Karylle, Akihiro Sato, and Daniel Matsunaga!

Check out the sizzling hot and sexy billboards of BlueWater Day SPA featuring their newest endorsers Iya, Aljur, and Ian. Here they go:

There were truly oozing with hotness! These campaigns definitely an early Summer treat from BlueWater Day SPA!

Now, there is a more compelling reason to visit BlueWater Day Spa. Iya, Aljur, and Ian all agree that a visit to the spa takes them on both physical and emotional healing. These celebrities are confident that once they enter this spa paradise named BlueWater Day Spa, they are in for the ultimate spa experience.

BlueWater Day Spa now has 6 branches strategically located at Ortigas, Makati, Eastwood, Capitol Hills, Tomas Morato and Cotabato City.  Also open for franchising. 

Two thumbs up Iya, Ian, and Aljur for these very hot endorsement! Thanks also to BlueWater Day SPA for choosing these three celebrities as your endorsers!( 

 Three of today's hottest and sexiest young stars were named as the newest endorsers of BlueWater Day SPA. In a prestige event held in Palawan Ballroom of EDSA Sharingla Hotel, Mandaluyong City, Iya Villania, Ian Batherson, and Abrenica were introduced. The three stars followed the footsteps of Piolo Pascual, Marian Rivera, Karylle, Sam Milby, Akihiro Sato, and Daniel Matsunaga being the SPA's image models!

The event stated with hunk model and coverboy Brent Javier sharing his own experience with BlueWater Day SPA being the show's one of the maters of ceremony!

Iya first entered the floor followed by Ian then with Aljur.

Away from the bright lights of show business, some stars choose to retreat to a silent sanctuary where they can contemplate and shake off the pressures of work. After all, celebrities have to make sure that they have healthy glowing skin from head to toe.

In the peaceful silence of the BlueWater Day Spa (BWDS), punctuated by innovative treatments and warm touch of therapists, celebrities Iya Villania, Aljur Abrenica, and Ian Batherson experience the ultimate in wellness and relaxation.

“It is important for celebrities like us to take care of ourselves, especially of our skin,” said Iya. “People will see it when you’re stressed because it will show in your skin.”

The Three New Endorsers Answer Question from the Media

Hunk Model Brent Javier Hosted the Show!

The New Face of BlueWater Day SPA - Aljur, Iya, and Ian!

Relaxing Products of BlueWater Day SPA

Which of these Do You Love Most?!

For homebody Aljur, whose schedule is packed with tapings and guestings, to spend a few hours for himself to regain his energy means the world to him. Because stress comes with the package of being in the limelight, Ian realizes the need to find time for R&R. “I go to the gym to shape up. But I go to the spa to rejuvenate my tired muscles,” he said.

Iya, Aljur, and Ian need not worry anymore about having both their physical and emotional wellness at check. These three celebrities, recently named BlueWater Day Spa’s endorsers, will have the privilege to avail themselves of world-class services that only this award-winning spa can offer.

Through years of meticulous training and with the unrelenting passion to seek for breakthroughs in the spa industry, BlueWater Day Spa is now at the forefront in beauty and wellness in the Philippines. BWDS is also the popular choice among Filipinos who are in search of a haven to find their natural balance and harmony. Spa enthusiasts can also choose from a wide range of services—massage, facial treatments, body scrubs, body and facial machine treatments, hand and facial machine treatments, hand and foot treatments, waxing, wart removal, and spa party, among others—upon their visit into this spa paradise.

“When I was informed that BWDS was getting me as their endorser, it was not hard to say yes. I mean, I’m a fan of anything that would pamper and relax me,” Iya said. Aljur, meanwhile, has already heard a lot of good things about BWDS that making him agree to endorse it was a breeze. “My friends regularly visit the spa and enjoy its services,” he said.

Ian loves to have a massage every now and then so it was a welcome surprise for him to be chosen as one of the spa’s endorsers. “BWDS and I have a really good relationship. I was already a fan of the spa even before I became an endorser. I enjoy their services and how therapists attend to your needs really well,” said Ian. “My personal favorite is the Aroma Chakra Massage. After the massage, I felt really good because it was very soothing. I also loved how the therapist talked about how chakra points in my body were healed using the stones.”

Iya and Aljur both love the spa’s unique services, most especially its spa theater. “Going to the spa was an individual thing before. With the spa theater, you get to enjoy this moment with your friends,” said Iya. Aljur agreed, “You can relax while having bonding moments with your friends at the same time.”

“As endorsers of BlueWater Day Spa, we have to live by example. Our followers have to see that we live a balanced life because we have BWDS as our partner,” said Iya.

“As I’ve said, most of my friends are already loyal clients of BlueWater Day Spa. I’m glad that I can join them anytime now and experience what they were raving about all this time,” furthered Aljur. “It’s such an honor to be part of the BWDS family. To be an effective spokesperson of the spa, I will ensure that I will live and breathe harmony and healing in everything I do. After all, BWDS is an advocate of holistic wellness.”

Using social media as an information platform, Ian pledges to make his online followers aware of what’s in store for them when they visit any BWDS branch. “It’s all about the power of the word of mouth. If people read about how good services are in the spa, it will pique their interest and pay BWDS a visit. Through this, I get to share with them a part of me that is one satisfied client,” he said.

Now, there is a more compelling reason to visit BlueWater Day Spa. Iya, Aljur, and Ian all agree that a visit to the spa takes them on both physical and emotional healing. These celebrities are confident that once they enter this spa paradise named BlueWater Day Spa, they are in for the ultimate spa experience.

BlueWater Day Spa now has 6 branches strategically located at Ortigas, Makati, Eastwood, Capitol Hills, Tomas Morato and Cotabato City.  Also open for franchising. For more information on BlueWater Day Spa, log on to Definitely, BlueWater Day SPA fits everyone's lifestyle! Cool!(

Thursday, February 21, 2013

After conquering the world with her topnotch musical talent and artistry, Broadway diva Lea Salonga soon returns to Philippine TV as one of the coaches in the highly-anticipated singing competition The Voice of the Philippines.

“What you’ll get from me as a coach is honesty besides a Tony award and 35 years of experience,” Lea shared in a TV plug aired by ABS-CBN on Wednesday (Feb 20).

Lea, who started as a child stage actress and singer before becoming a Tony-award winning Broadway star in Miss Saigon, will sit in one of the swiveling chairs together with Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo and Rock Superstar Bamboo and will also form a team of contestants whom she will mentor and train so that one of them will hopefully be named the first ever “The Voice of the Philippines.”

“In the blind auditions, we would only use our ears and listen to the contestants. I want in my team singers who are pitch perfect. I don’t want them singing off key. I cannot teach being in tune to somebody—either you are or you are not. If you’re not, I’ll just say goodbye to you… I believe that there are lots of talented people out there,” Lea added.

Who will be part of Team Lea? And who is the fourth and last coach?  Watch out for The Voice of the Philippines coming soon on ABS-CBN.(

 ABS-CBN’s hit primetime superhero drama series “Juan dela Cruz,” topbilled by Teleserye Prince Coco Martin, has truly conquered the hearts of TV viewers across the country as it recently reached its all-time high national TV rating after two weeks since its premiere.

Based on the latest data from Kantar Media last Tuesday (February 19), “Juan dela Cruz” was the no.1 overall TV program nationwide with 40.5% national TV ratings, or almost 23 points higher than its rival program in GMA “Indio,” which only got 17.6%.

Meanwhile, continue to follow the thrilling adventures of Juan (Coco) now that he is starting to see mythical creatures. How will Juan’s life change when he discovers the secret of his real identity? In his search for his past, who are the two people that Juan is going to encounter and how will they turn his life around?

Don’t miss the exciting adventures of Philippine television’s newest super hero “Juan dela Cruz” weeknights after “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.(

When you’re in the province, scary stories about the aswang are easier to believe. But when you’re in the city, is it possible that these stories can still be true?

This Friday (Feb 22)  in “Pinoy True Stories: Hiwaga,” Atom Araullo enters the world of the paranormal and meets with a mother of eight who has had encounters with an aswang for three times and it has put her and her children’s lives in danger

It all started in Samar when Annie was pregnant with her sixth child. The incidents with the aswang, who are notorious for preying on pregnant women and eating their unborn children, have followed her ever since.

The first encounter was with a seemingly innocent grandmother who lived beside them but had “eyes” for Annie’s big tummy.

The second was in Makati where a strange woman with long-hair appeared out of the blue whom Annie believes turned into a huge snake to follow them when she tried to run.

But the third incident nearly cost Annie and her soon-to-be–born child’s lives and it was in the form of an innocent black cat that was out for blood.

Can science explain what happened to her or could aswang exist? Is it really possible for an aswang to roam the busy streets of Makati and Taguig?

Don’t miss the full story in “Pinoy True Stories: Hiwaga,” anchored by Atom Araullo this Friday (Feb 22), 4:45 p.m. after “A Gentleman’s Dignity” on ABS-CBN.

Watch the other “Pinoy True Stories” produced by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs, such as “Bistado” with Julius Babao every Monday, “Engkwentro” with Karen Davila every Tuesday, “Saklolo” with Maan Macapagal and Dominic Almelor every Wednesday, and “Demandahan” with Anthony Taberna every Thursday.(
This Saturday (February 23) on Sarap Diva, StarStruck alumni Yasmien Kurdi, Chariz Solomon and LJ Reyes will invade Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid’s kitchen.

Starstruck season 1 runner-up and new mom Yasmien will prepare Fattoush Lebanese crumble bread salad, a recipe she learned from her Lebanese grandmother.

Sexy-comedienne and newly-married Chariz will show off her cooking skills as she prepares salt and pepper crab claw.


Meanwhile, Regine will get a taste of LJ’s spicy chicken.

Join Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid this Saturday on Sarap Diva 9:40am on GMA.(

Riding high on the success of their love team, Kapuso Network’s most promising talents Alden Richards and Louise delos Reyes set off to charm and seize the hearts of Filipino viewers once more via the compelling series MUNDO MO’Y AKIN.

This latest project serves as another launching pad for Alden and Louise to showcase not only their undeniable chemistry on screen but also their acting chops.  They first captured viewers’ interest with their previous projects in the network including the afternoon drama Alakdana and the phenomenal series One True Love, which propelled them to stardom.

In Mundo Mo’y Akin, Alden and Louise will tackle mature and offbeat roles alongside some of the industry’s most respected actors and actresses. Alden plays the role of Jerome Alvarez, a guy who will be embroiled in a complicated love triangle between two women.  

Alden expresses his excitement with his new show which will reunite him with perennial partner, Louise. The two became household names with the popularity of their characters in One True Love as Tisoy and Elize, star-crossed lovers who fought for their love all the way until the end. 

“Masaya po ako na bibigyan ulit ako ng bagong primetime project, and I really hope na it would run the same as OTL did. I’m keeping my heads up on what lies ahead,” the 20-year old actor says.

Louise, on the other hand, was surprised when she found out she’s part of this big project. She’s very thrilled to work again and excited at the same time with her new challenging role in the series.

“I am very overwhelmed and excited to work again. I’m quite nervous because my character here in Mundo Mo’y Akin is different from Elize Samonte of One True Love. I am preparing myself physically, and emotionally. I need to be ready to face more heavy drama scenes.”

Watch Alden and Louise as they star in the newest primetime drama Mundo Mo’y Akin soon on GMA Telebabad.(

 Get your daily dose of comedy via the newest gag show “Banana Nite” which airs after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN beginning February 25.

Featured as the ‘daily serving’ of weekly gag show “Banana Split”, the new show aims to  lighten the mood of weary viewers after a long day’s work. The tagline shouts “Tara na at makibaka, makitawa. Tama na, tawa na!”

“It’s exciting how we’re going from weekly to nightly,” said Angelica Panganiban, one of the main casts of the show. “We’re inviting viewers to watch out for Banana Nite. We have a lot of treats in store, from new segments to new cast members,” she added.

 The show will feature new segments such as “Ihaw Na” and “Krissy and Me”, guest artists like Bea Alonzo, Iza Calzado, and Joey Marquez, and explosive production numbers. Timely spoofs and gags will also be included in the lineup, just like in the original “Banana Split” which will still air every Saturday.

“Banana Nite” will premiere on Monday (February 25) and includes Angelica, John Prats, Zanjoe Marudo, Jason Gainza, Pooh, Melai Cantiveros, Ryan Bang, and many more. It will air weeknights after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN.(

ABS-CBN's newest top caliber primetime drama series "Apoy Sa Dagat" flared to its record high ratings when Angelica Panganiban and Piolo Pascual debuted last Friday (February 15) as the grown-up characters of Serena and Ruben.

Based on the latest data from Kantar Media, "Apoy Sa Dagat" continued to capture the hearts of more primetime viewers as proven by its 27.6% national TV ratings, compared to its two rival shows in GMA, namely “Pahiram ng Sandali,” which only garnered 16.1% and “Temptation of Wife” that only got 18.3% national TV ratings.

Now that Ruben confessed his intention to court Serena, will the childhood friends' relationship turn deeper or will this begin their falling-off? Meanwhile, will Rebecca (Angelica) use Anton (Diether Ocampo) to her advantage to further expose Adrianna's (Angel Aquino) dark secrets? Will fate finally allow the long lost twin sisters--Serena and Rebecca--to see each other?

Don't miss ABS-CBN’s hottest drama series, “Apoy Sa Dagat,” weeknights, 9pm, after "Ina Kapatid Anak" on Primetime Bida.(

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

After the success of their royal teleserye "Princess and I" where she played the wicked Ashi Behati, Gretchen Barretto returns to the TV series world this time via the hit fantaserye, "Juan Dela Cruz!"In our recent post where we shared a photo of Gretchen and Erich Gonzales, it was mentioned that La Greta will be reunited with her "Magkaribal" co-star Erich. And that was confirmed by the Instagran photo tweet of @BackroomArtists.  

 Here is the said Instagram photo courtesy and shared by @BackroomArtists showing Coco and Gretchen in the set of the hit superhero-serye "Juan Dela Cruz:"

Now, what do you think will be the character of La Greta in the said fantaserye? Will she be Juan's new villain joining the group of 'aswangs?!' Or will she now be playing a kindhearted role who will help Juan to defeat his enemies?!

Well, the inclusion of La Greta in this TV series is definitely too exciting! Can't wait on this!(  

A warrant of arrest has been issued to the ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III and 12 other previous and present news employees namely Erwin Tulfo, Lynda Jumilla, Beth Frondoso, Maria Progena Estonillo Reyes, Annie Eugenio, Dondi Garcia, Luis Alejandro, Jose Ramon Olives, Jesus Maderazo, Luchi Cruz-Valdes, Jose Magsaysay Jr, and Alfonso Marquez for the libel case filed by GMA-7.  

The case started when ABS-CBN reported in their defunct late night news program "Insider" anchored by now TV5's anchor Erwin Tulfo the "unauthorized" used of GMA-7 of their Angelo Reyes footage in 2004. The words like "pagnanakaw" at "pamimirata" led the Kapuso network to sue tha Kapamilya. But prior to that, ABS-CBN filed a copyright infringement to GMA for the said video.  

To learn more about the story, here are the two video clips from ABS-CBN's "TV Patrol" and GMA-7's "Saksi" reporting the same issue. Let's all watch these:

ABS-CBN's Report via TV Patrol:

GMA-7's Report via Saksi:

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN released their official statement regarding the issue. Here is the link of the said statement posted in the previous post: ABS-CBN Libel Case Statement.

Hope this issue will resolve in due time. It's already 9 years and majority of the persons accused were no longer working in ABS-CBN.(

ABS-CBN releases an official statement regarding the libel case filed by the rival network GMA-7.

We may recall that in July 27, 2004, GMA-7 filed a case against ABS-CBN for airing reports accusing GMA7 of “stealing” and “pirating” exclusive footage taken of the arrival of overseas Filipino worker Angelo dela Cruz after he was released by Iraqi militants in 2004. The terms "pagnanakaw ng aming eksklusibong kuha," "pamimirata ng footage," "pagnanakaw ay isang malaking krimen" and "pagnanakaw ng video" were the basis of Kapuso's libel sue against the Kapamilya network since these words were used by the defunct ABS-CBN late night TV program "Insider" anchored by Erwin Tulfo and voiced by Lynda Jumilla.

The news program uttered those words pertaining to the “unauthorized” use of the footage of Dela Cruz on July 22, 2004 aired by GMA-7.

Here is ABS-CBN's statement:

"The respondents to the libel case have voluntarily surrendered to the court and posted bail in accordance with law. They nevertheless firmly maintain that the libel charge has no basis in fact and law.

In truth, it was the complainant who used ABS-CBN footage without its authority and consent and was thus charged by ABS-CBN with copyright infringement.

The respondents will avail themselves of all legal remedies to question the findings of probable cause for the arrest warrants issued by the RTC of Quezon City.

It is unfortunate that the respondents are being pilloried as criminals, when in fact, it was ABS-CBN whose rights were violated. They are confident that this libel suit will eventually be dismissed."

--Bong R. Osorio
Head, ABS-CBN Integrated Corporate Communications

Former ABS-CBN CEO Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III posted a bail worth  P20,000 at a Quezon City court on Monday, February 18, 2013. Also, majority of the respondents have already posted bail.( 

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