Sunday, December 28, 2014

The historical-action drama "Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo" starring Robin Padilla and the romance-comedy "English Only Please"  led by Jennylyn Mercado and Derek Ramsay received the majority of awards including the 1st and 2nd Best Pictures in the recently concluded awards night of the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival which took place at the PICC, Pasay City.

"Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2" on the other hand got the 3rd Best Picture award.

Jennylyn and Derek who were both the lead stars of "English Only Please" took the Best Actress and the Best Actor Awards respectively.

Here is the complete list of winners of the said 40TH Metro Manila Film Festival:

Best Film:
‘Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo’

2nd Best Film:
‘English Only, Please’

3rd Best Film:
‘Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles’

Best Actress:
Jennylyn Mercado ‘English Only, Please’

Best Actor:
Derek Ramsay, ‘English Only, Please’

Best Director:
Dan Villegas, ‘English Only, Please’

Best Supporting Actress:
Lotlot De Leon, Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles

Best Supporting Actor:
Joey Marquez, Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles

Best Child Performer:
Ryzza Mae Dizon, My Big Bossing

Best Original Story:
‘English Only, Please’

Best Screenplay:
‘English Only, Please’

Best Editing:
Marya Ignacio, English Only, Please

Best Cinematography:
Carlo Mendoza, Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo

Best Float:
Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo

Youth Choice Award:
Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo

Best Festival Sound Engineering:
Wild Sound, Bonifacio, Ang Unang Pangulo

Best Musical Score:
Von De Guzman, Bonifacio, Ang Unang Pangulo

Best Original Theme Song:
Bonifacio, Ang Unang Pangulo

Best Make Up: Kubot:
Aswang Chronicles 2

Best Visual Effects:
Mothership Inc., Kubot: Aswang Chronicles 2

Best Production Design:
Ericson Navarro, Kubot: Aswang Chronicles 2

MMFF 2014 Winners – New Wave Category:

New Wave Special Jury Prize (shorts):
“Kalaw” by Asia Pacific Institute

New Wave Best Actor:
Allen Dizon for “Maratabat”

New Wave Best Supporting Actor:
Kristopher King for “Maratabat”

New Wave Best Supporting Actress:
Gloria Sevilla for “Mother’s Maiden Name”

New Wave Best Actress:
Zsa Zsa Padilla for “Mother’s Maiden Name”

New Wave Best Director:
Jason Paul Laxamana for “Magkakabaung”

New Wave Special Jury Prize:
“Mother’s Maiden Name”

New Wave Best Picture:
“Magkakabaung” by Jason Paul Laxamana

Special Awards:

Face of the Night:
Nadine Lustre

What can you about this year's winners?! Do you agree?! (

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Friday, December 26, 2014

Now on our 5TH year and as part of our yearly tradition, TV Series Craze is giving recognition to the best, outstanding, and remarkable celebrities and TV series who made an impact in the year.

This year, we are giving our awards to the 10 categories. Ladies and gentlemen, here are the winners of The 5TH TV Series Craze Awards 2014:

Angel Locsin
Leading Lady of the Year

Coco Martin
Leading Man of the Year

The Legal Wife
Overall Best TV Series of 2014

 Jake Cuenca
Kontrabida of the Year

Liza Soberano
Most Promising Actress of the Year

Manolo Pedrosa
Most Promising Actor of the Year

Ikaw Lamang
  Best Primetime TV Series

The Half Sisters
Best Daytime TV Series

Hottest Love Team of the Year

James Reid
Breakthrough Celebrity of the Year

Angel Locsin is already on her third time to be hailed as the Leading Lady of the Year. Her first and second consecutive victories were in 2010 and 2011 for her primetime fantasy series "Imortal."  On the other hand, Coco Martin is on his second victory being the Leading Man of the Year. Last year, he grabbed the same title for his fantaserye "Juan Dela Cruz." 

Congratulations to the winners! 'Till next year! (

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Her primetime comeback creates another impact in the TV series world! Who can forget her remarkable lines saying "Walang sa'yo Nicole, akin lang ang asawa ko!" Well, that's from the one and only multi-awarded queen of primetime, Ms. Angel Locsin.

For the third time around, Angel is hailed as the Leading Lady of the Year here in our very own TV Series Craze Awards. Her first and second consecutive turns as the Leading Lady of the Year  took place in 2010 and in 2011 for her action-fantasy primetime series "Imortal."

Angel made a great shift from fantasy to drama, from "Imortal" in 2011 to "The Legal Wife" this year. Both primetime series created a remarkable legacy in the history of Philippine TV series. In the two TV series, Angel showed her skills both in action and in heavy drama.

Playing the character of Monica Santiago-de Villa who fought for her rights as the legal wife, Angel inspired the many wives in the country who were experiencing the same family problem.  

In the series, Angel was paired to Jericho Rosales for the very first time. Her different confrontation scenes and killer lines with Maja Salvador playing the character of the mistress Nicole Esquivel were truly unforgettable! 

Congratulations Ms. Angel Locsin! You truly deserve to be the Leading Lady of the Year here in The 5TH TV Series Craze Awards 2014. Looking forward for more new challenging characters in the coming days! Keep up the good work! (

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For the second time around, the Primetime actor Coco Martin is hailed as the Leading Man of the Year here in our very own TV Series Craze Awards. Last year, he snatched the title for his fantasy TV series "Juan Dela Cruz." And this year, he grabbed again the same major title now for his drama series "Ikaw Lamang."

In the series, Coco played two leading roles in two different eras. The first one as Samuel in the teleserye's 70's and 80's settings while the second one as Gabriel in the current generation.

Aside from this award, Coco also received major award as Best Actor from the different elite award-giving bodies like the 2014 Yahoo OMG Celebrity Awards and PMPC Star Awards for Television 2014.

Every year, Coco always gives us remarkable characters in the different hit primetime TV series like in "Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin" (2011), "Walang Hanggan" (2012), "Juan Dela Cruz"  (2013), and "Ikaw Lamang" (2014).

Playing either good or bad, Coco definitely gave his best as an effective drama actor. Hence he truly deserves to be our Leading Man of the Year here in The 5TH TV Series Craze Awards 2014. Congratulations Coco Martin! Keep up the good work. Looking forward for more new TV series in the future. (

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2014 is indeed a year of different TV series tackling about mistresses. Some of the teleseryes having the said theme which aired this year were "The Borrowed Wife," "Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real," "Two Wives," and "The Legal Wife."  

Of all the TV series aired this year, "The Legal Wife" was the most talk of the town, was the most trending  topics on the world-wide web, and of course, the most remarkable in terms of confrontation scenes and killer lines. Hence, "The Legal Wife" emerged as the Overall Best TV Series of 2014 here in our very own, The 5TH TV Series Craze Awards 2014. 

This TV series also marked as the Primetime comeback of the multi-awarded actress Ms. Angel Locsin and was the first TV series of JC De Vera in the Kapamilya network after switching from the Kapatid station. This was also the very first team-up of Angel and Jericho Rosales in a TV series. Maja Salvador on the other hand completed the four lead casts playing an antagonist role to Angel.

Every night, the battle between the legal wife Monica played by Angel and the mistress Nicole portrayed by Maja made the viewers hooked on the TV screen at the same time, an instant trending topic in the internet! 

"The Legal Wife" aired on Primetime Bida from January 27 to June 13, 2014 turning it to be the network's one of its top-rating hi-caliber primetime TV series!

Congratulations "The Legal Wife!" You definitely created a remarkable mark in the TV series world. (

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Hunk actor Jake Cuenca made a remarkable role on Philippine television. And this was via the award-winning ABS-CBN's Master teleserye "Ikaw Lamang" playing the most-hated character of  Franco Hidalgo.

This hated character of Jake brings him the title, Kontrabida of the Year here in our very own, The 5TH TV Series Craze Awards 2014.

Playing the character of Franco was Jake's full time as antagonist in a TV series. In the series, he ruined the life of Coco Martin and Kim Chiu who played the lead roles of Samuel and Isabelle respectively.

Jake was so effective playing the Kontrabida role making the viewers hated him so much. His greedy character on the other hand added more twist and spice in the story.

Jake also received a similar kontrabida award in this year's Yahoo OMG Celebrity Awards last July.

Congratulations Jake Cuenca for this very effective portrayal as a male Kontrabida. Playing Franco Hidalgo in "Ikaw Lamamg" was truly a big revelation! Looking forward for more challenging roles like this in the future. (

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She started as a third party to Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla in the movie "Must Be Love." It was then followed up in their Primetime TV series "Got to Believe."  Now, she is not anymore a third wheel to KathNiel. Rather, a new leading lady in her own TV series, "Forevermore."

Liza Soberano is hailed as the Most Promising Actress of the Year here in our very own, The 5TH TV Series Craze Awards 2014.

Her beauty, sweetness, and natural charm easily captivates the hearts of the viewers worldwide. She and her leading man in "Forevermore" Enrique Gil put kilig in our every night's viewing. That is why their loveteam instantly became one of the most favorite tandems today.

Prior to being KathNiel's third party and Enrique's leading lady, Liza first appeared on the afternoon TV series "Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo" as the younger sister of Jake Cuenca. Her first teamup with Enrique took place via the Star Cinema movie, "She's the One" starring Bea Alonzo and Dingdong Dantes.

With these accomplishment, Liza truly deserves to be as our Most Promising Actress of the Year! Congratulations Liza! More projects to come this 2015. (

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Know as the "Wonder Son ng Quezon City" and the favorite chinito guy of "Pinoy Big Brother All In," ex-housemate Manolo Pedrosa emerged as our Most Promising Actor of the Year here in our very own, The 5TH TV Series Craze Awards 2014.

His natural cuteness, sweet smile, and loving eyes captured the hearts of many viewers. And his undeniably perfect chemistry with co-housemate Maris Racal garnered more fans and supporters online from in and out of the country.

When Manolo went out of the Pinoy Big Brother's house, he was debuted as an actor in the longest drama anthology, "MMK." Afterwards, he and his ka-loveteam Maris then joined Piolo Pascual and Iza Calzado in the hit Primetime TV series "Hawak Kamay" solidifying their loveteam dubbed as the Marnolo.

Next year, their loveteam will dominate the big screen via their first movie ever in the leading roles, "Stars Versus Me,"  a movie based on a novel by Direk Joven Tan who is also the author of the said book. 

Aside from the movie, Manolo will also lead in the upcoming ABS-CBN TV series "Oh My G" with Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel this coming 2015.

With these upcoming projects on the coming year and with his accomplishments this 2014, Manolo Pedrosa is definitely and undeniably this year's Most Promising Actor of the Year! So glad also as yours truly became the host of their very first Marnolo Get Together two weeks ago.

Congratulations Manolo! Looking forward for these upcoming projects. Keep up the good work and more power! (

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

ABS-CBN's Master TV Series "Ikaw Lamang" is this year's Best Primetime TV Series here in our very own, The 5TH TV Series Craze Awards 2014.

"Ikaw Lamang" which is led by Kim Chiu, Julia Montes, Jake Cuenca, KC Concepcion,  and Coco Martin also received many major awards from the different prestige award-giving bodies like in the 2014 Yahoo OMG Celebrity Awards and in the PMPC Star Awards for TV 2014 including the Best Actor  for Coco Martin, Best Supporting Actor/Kontrabida for Jake Cuenca, Best Supporting Actress for KC Concepcion, and Best Actress for Kim Chiu.     

And because the teleserye is a nationwide huge hit, it was extended for a Book 2 wherein the veteran and award-winning actors like Christopher De Leon, Amy Austria, and Joel Torre joined the original casts taking the important roles of Franco, Isabelle, and Samuel in the current era. We saw how the story evolved from the 70's settings up to the present generation and how the characters of Kim, Jake, and Coco transformed!   

Completing the award-winning actors in this teleserye were Cherrie Gil, Angel Aquino, Ronaldo Valdez, John Estrada, Cherry Pie Picache, Mylene Dizon, and Tirso Cruz III.

Congratulations "Ikaw Lamang!" You definitely deserve to be this year's Best Primetime TV Series. Great job Dreamscape and ABS-CBN for bringing us this masterpiece! (

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"The Half Sisters,"  GMA-7's hit afternoon TV series starring Barbie Forteza and Thea Tolentino is hailed as the Best Daytime TV Series here in our very own 5TH TV Series Craze Awards 2014.

Even though many commented that this said teleserye of the Kapuso network is inspired from ABS-CBN's "Mara Clara" starring Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes in 2010 and from "Ina, Kapatid, Anak" starring Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador in 2012, the said drama series still received strong acceptance from the viewers making it as a top-rating daytime teleserye beating its rival shows from Kapamilya Gold.

"The Half Sisters" is supposed to be ended last October 2014. But since it's very much appreciated, the series is extended until March 2015. 

The series also stars Jomari Yllana, Ryan Eigenmann, Gloria Romero, Andrei Paras, Derrick Monasterio, and Ms. Jean Garcia.

Congratulations "The Half Sisters" for grabbing this year's title. Expecting for more twists on the coming days. Keep it up! (

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KathNiel, the famous love team of the Teen Queen Kathryn Bernardo and Teen King Daniel Padilla is going stronger and stronger every year! For 2014, even though many loveteams arise, their tandem is still unbreakable! Definitely, KathNiel is The 5TH TV Series Craze Awards 2014's Hottest Love Team of the Year.

Hit after hit! Kathryn and Daniel had a top-rating TV series and a blockbuster movie this year one after another. These were the TV Series "Got to Believe" which ended on the first quarter of the year which also emerged as our 4TH TV Series Craze Awards 2013's Overall Best TV Series and the blockbuster hit "She's Dating a Gangster,"  a movie based on the hit wattpad novel of the same title.

Kathryn and Daniel even got many endorsements and TV commercials this year aside from their various magazine covers solidifying their titles as the Teen King and Queen! 

This 2015, another breakthrough is set for KathNiel. This is the remake of the 90's hit teleserye "Pangako Sa'Yo" where Kathryn and Daniel reprises the characters of Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales as Yna Macaspac and Angelo Buenavista respectively!   

Congratulations KathNiel! Looking forward for more projects this 2015. (

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Now is the time of the year that yours truly, the TV Series Craze is giving its annual awards or recognition to the celebrities or TV programs that give impact to the year. Now on our fifth year, we are giving you our very own TV Series Craze Awards, the The 5TH TV Series Craze Awards 2014.  

For this year, we have our 10 awardees. First of these awards is the Breakthrough Celebrity of the Year. And for 2014, this said category is grabbed by the hunk youngstar and PBB Teen Clash of 2010 Big Winner James Reid!    

No doubt, James truly emerged this year. As he debuted in the lead role of the movie version of the wattpad hit "Diary ng Panget" pairing him with Nadine Lustre, James rise to stardom is truly undeniable! He even had a followup movie coming from another wattpad novel which is the "Talk Back and You're Dead."  

Since James also have a hot sexy body, he was even became one of the Top 10 Cosmopolitan Bachelors Bash hunks who ramped in the sexy show last September. He even became controversial when he felt on the stage during the actual ramp.

Aside from these, James became the favorite cover boy of the different magazine covers. Count how many magazines with James Reid on the cover we have this year!

And since James is now one of the promising precious actors today, he returned to the Kapamilya network of course with her ka-love team Nadine solidifying their loveteam dubbed as Jadine. The two led the fantasy anthology Wansapanataym Presents "My App Boyfriend."  

Undeniably, James Reid is our 5TH TV Series Craze Awards 2014's Breakthrough Celebrity of the Year. Congratulations James! More new projects to come in 2015. Keep it up! (

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

After their controversial same-sex marriage in the United States recently, Aiza Seguerra and Liza Diño reveals in “Tapatan Ni Tunying” airing this Thursday (December 25) that expanding their new family through in vitro fertilization (IVF) is next in their plans for 2015.

“The egg cells will be harvested from me, and then we will get a sperm donor for fertilization. The fertilized egg will be injected to Liza,” Aiza explains on how the said medical procedure will be conducted.

“I will be the surrogate of our baby. I’ll be carrying the baby,” Liza adds.

The newlywed couple also plans on hosting another wedding ceremony here in the Philippines.

Aiza immediately clarifies that the said celebration does not aim to advocate for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community, but only to celebrate love.

“I know that as a person, I have the right to love, neither just as a woman or a man. As a person, I have the right to show my love to Liza and to share it with our loved ones,” says Aiza.

 “It’s a celebration of love, our commitment to each other with our family, friends, and people we care about. That is the whole point of doing that here in the Philippines,” Liza adds.

Don’t miss “Tapatan Ni Tunying,” anchored by Anthony Taberna this Thursday (Dec 25) at 4:30 PM on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold.  (

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Philippine TV’s longest-running daytime drama series “Be Careful With My Heart,” which ended last November, was awarded Best Foreign Drama Series at the Face of the Year Award 2014 of Today TV, one of the largest Vietnamese television networks that airs Filipino dramas. The winners were determined through public votes and results were announced on Monday (December 22).

ABS-CBN's romantic comedy series, known in Vietnam as Trái Tim Bé Bỏng, is a certified phenomenon that its lead stars Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap, popularly known among viewers as sweethearts Maya and Ser Chief, earned the most number of votes from Vietnamese viewers among other international nominees. Jodi was hailed the Best Foreign Actress, while Richard was named Best Foreign Actor. Both Jodi and Richard graced the event to receive their awards.

Prior to its recognition in Vietnam, “Be Careful With My Heart” became a finalist in the Telenovelas category at the 2013 New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards.
"Bagito" star Nash Aguas will inspire young viewers to value their parents and family through the upcoming drama episode of ABS-CBN's “Maalaala Mo Kaya” this Saturday (December 27).

After his father left them, Christian (Nash) felt the need to do everything to bring back his mother’s (Ara Mina) smile. He strived hard to study and later on became part of an orchestra, which he thought would bring back the spark of joy in his mother’s eyes.

What kind of misery would drive a mother to end her own life? How would a child accept a tragedy that happened to his beloved mother?

The Nuel C. Naval-directed episode also stars Ara Mina, Deydey Amansec, Archie Alemanya, Eva Darren, Casey de Silva, Jeffrey Hidalgo, Elaine Quemuel, and Jessette Prospero. The story was written by Arah Jell Badayos and Benson Logronio.

“MMK” is led by business unit head Malou Santos and creative manager Mel Mendoza-del Rosario.

Capturing the hearts of Filipino viewers all over the world for the past 23 years, “Maalaala Mo Kaya” has legions of fans from different generations who cried, laughed, fell in love, and got inspired through the real-life narratives of the show’s letter-senders.

Don’t miss “MMK” this Saturday, 7:15PM, after “Home Sweetie Home” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to, follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like” Tweet your thoughts about this Saturday’s episode by using the hashtag #MMKDoubleBass.

Meanwhile, viewers may also catch up on full episodes and past episodes of “MMK” through ABS-CBNmobile. For more information, please go to  (

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ABS-CBN rallies the Filipino people to become living testimonies of Pope Francis’ message of compassion and mercy through its “Thank You sa Malasakit: Pope Francis sa Pilipinas” campaign, which was launched last Tuesday (Dec 16) to mark a 30-day countdown to the papal visit in January. 

At the ‘Piyesta Para sa Santo Papa’ organized by “Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo” at La Consolacion College, ABS-CBN urged Filipinos to express their gratitude to Pope Francis, who has blessed the nation with the message of humility, and to practice mercy and compassion in their daily lives. 

By using ABS-CBN’s official hashtag #PopeTYSM (Pope Thank You Sa Malasakit) on social media, netizens can send their personal messages, prayers, pledges, or poems to give thanks to the Pope. These posts have a chance to be included in ABS-CBN’s Book of Thanks that will be given to Pope Francis upon his departure.

All posts on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #PopeTYSM are published on

ABS-CBN’s PopeTYSM booth will also be placed in in key areas around the country. In it, Filipinos can record their special thank you message for Pope Francis. 

By tuning in to ABS-CBN, ANC, DZMM Radyo Patrol Sais Trenta and DZMM TeleRadyo everyday, Filipinos can get the latest updates on the preparations for the papal visit, as well as special reports featuring people who have been inspired by the Pope. 

Pope Francis’followers online can also stay up-to-date on the Papal visit activities by visiting,, and Meanwhile, aggregates all the special articles, multimedia features, and TV reports about Pope Francis that were aired on “TV Patrol,” “Bandila,” and “Umagang Kay Ganda.”

This December, documentary program “Mukha” takes a peek into the lives and stories of people who have personally met or encountered Pope Francis. These include Archbishop Socrates Villegas, the president of the Catholic Bishop's Conference of the Philippines; Bishop Bong Baylon, the popular "selfie bishop" who took the once-in-a-lifetime chance to take a picture with Pope Francis (airing Dec 18 on ANC and Dec 22 on ABS-CBN); healing priest Fr. Joey Faller, who grabbed the Pope’s attention during his visit to the Vatican (Dec 25 on ANC and Dec 29 on ABS-CBN); and Fr. Rico Ayo, who had his own "selfie" experience with the Pope when he volunteered in the synod in Rome (Jan 1 on ANC and Jan 5 on ABS-CBN). 

In January 2015, ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best will air weekly specials about the life of Pope Francis and the coming papal visit.

To follow the PopeTYSM campaign on a mobile phone, just access the PopeTYSM channel on iWanTV where all of ABS-CBN’s videos and features about the Pope, as well as the Pope’s activities can be found. Catch them live or catch up anytime anywhere using the iWanTV app on an ABS-CBNmobile SIM. 

Tune in to the “Thank You sa Malasakit: Pope Francis sa Pilipinas” coverage on ABS-CBN Channel 2, ANC (SkyCable Channel 27), DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26), DZMM Radyo Patrol Sais Trenta,,, and  (

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Hunk actor Tom Rodriquez and news personality Rhea Santos are the hosts of this year's GMA News and Public Affairs' yearender report dubbed as "#Throwback2014." 

Here are the details of the said yearend documentary which will air in the Kapuso network:

Ilang araw na lang, papasok na ang taong 2015. Pero bago tayo mag-fast forward at mag-goodbye sa taong 2014, balikan ang newsmakers at noisemakers na nagtrending, umani ng maraming likes at comments hindi lang sa social media kundi maging sa publiko.

Nasaksihan ngayong taon kung paano nakatulong ang Closed Circuit Television o CCTV cameras sa pagresolba ng iba’t ibang krimen sa bansa. Maraming netizen ang nagngitngit nang malaman ang sinapit ng 11-buwang gulang na batang ginahasa at pinatay sa San Juan City. Ginamit ding ebidensya ang CCTV sa mga kaso ng pambubugbog sa aktor na si Vhong Navarro at sa hazing victim na si Guillo Servando.

Nagimbal naman ang marami sa mga aksidente na nangyari ngayong 2014. Kasama riyan ang bus na nalaglag sa bangin, mga eroplang bumagsak, at iba pang mga insidenteng nakakuha ng maraming comments sa social media. Sa pamamagitan pa rin ng mga post sa social media sites, nalaman natin ang kondisyon ng mga kababayan nating nasalanta ng mga bagyong Glenda, Mario at Ruby.

Ang pinoy politics ngayong taon, puno ng mga isyu at kontrobersya. Nagpatuloy ang imbestigasyon sa mga umano’y sangkot sa pork barrel scam.  At maging ang Disbursement Acceleration Program o DAP ni Pangulong Noynoy Aquino, naging mainit na usapin.  Nandyan din ang mga akusasyong korapsyon sa ilan pang matataas na opisyal ng bansa.

Panatiko ring sinubaybayan ng marami ang mga maiinit na kaganapan sa sports lalo na’t muli na namang naitaas ang bandila ng Pilipinas sa  larangan ng boxing, archery, figure skating at basketball. 

2014 ang taon din ng showbiz wedding proposals. Kanya-kanyang gimik ang mga sikat sa pag-pop ng magic question na “Will you marry me?”. Nanguna na rito ang Kapuso Royal couple na sina Dingdong Dantes at Marian Rivera. Sinundan ito ng isa pang power couple na sina Senador Chiz Escudero at Kapuso Actress Heart Evangelista.

Lahat ng iyan at iba pang maiinit na trending na kaganapan, abangan sa #Throwback 2014, the GMA News and Public Affairs Yearend Special, ngayong Sabado na, 8:30 pm, pagkatapos ng Magpakailanman, sa GMA 7.

Are you excited to reminisce the exciting moments of 2014?!  (

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ABS-CBN extends the celebration of the Christmas season until 2015 as it continues to share important family values and life lessons through the hit Kapamilya Christmas TV special "Give Love on Christmas." Award-winning actors KC Concepcion and Paulo Avelino will star in the third and last featured story titled "Exchange Gift."

In “Give Love on Christmas Presents Exchange Gift,” which will air on January 5 (Monday), KC and Paulo will give life to the characters of Anna and Christian, a married couple who drifted apart because of misunderstandings and unresolved issues. But despite their problems, Christian and Anna will be forced to pretend that they have a happy family for the sake of their only child.

How will Christian and Anna explain to their son that their once perfect family is now broken? Will the couple still be able to forgive each other, settle their differences, and fulfill the vows they made on their wedding day?

“Give Love on Christmas Presents Exchange Gift” also features Melai Cantiveros, Jason Francisco, Miguel Vergara, Cheska Iñigo, Lauren Burgos, and Jim Paredes. It is directed by Manny Palo.

“Give Love on Christmas” is composed of three stories that revolve around family, relationships, and love. These include Paulo and KC’s “Exchange Gift,” Eddie Garcia, Aiko Melendez, Dimples Romana, Carlo Aquino, and Louise Abuel’s “The Gift Giver,” and Gerald Anderson and Maja Salvador’s “The Gift of Life,” which premiered on Monday (December 22).

It is a Christmas special produced by Dreamscape Entertainment Television, the group that created top-rating TV masterpieces such as “Walang Hanggan,” “Ina Kapatid Anak,” “Juan dela Cruz,” and “Ikaw Lamang.”

Don’t miss the beginning of “Give Love on Christmas Presents Exchange Gift” on January 5, before “It’s Showtime” in ABS-CBN Prime-Tanghali. For more information about “Give Love on Christmas,” visit the show’s official social networking sites Twittter .com/DreamscapePH and

Viewers may also catch up on full episodes and past episodes of “Give Love On Christmas” through ABS-CBNmobile. (

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Following the footsteps of the successful ABS-CBN teleseryes like "Pangako Saýo (The Promise)," "Lobo (She Wolf)," "Tayong Dalawa (The Two of Us)," and "Walang Hanggan (My Eternity)" which were aired around the world, the Kim Chiu-Maja Salvador  TV series "Ina, Kapatid, Anak" were also launched internationally.

The said TV series has an international title of "Her Mother's Daughter" and was dubbed in a foreign language.

The international release of the said teleserye started last year and still airing now in the other countries. Just like the other TV series of the Kapamilya network launched internationally, "Ina, Kapatid, Anak"  is a huge hit around the globe!  (

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Monday, December 8, 2014

"Feng Shui,"  Star Cinema and Kris Aquino Production's official entry to the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) full trailer is already released.

Viewers really got excited seeing the sequel of the first "Feng Shui". This time, new characters namely Coco Martin, Rez Cortez, and Carmi Martin join the original cast members Cherry Pie Picache  and Kris Aquino.

Here is the full trailer: 

Under the direction of the horror film master Chito Rono, "Feng Shui"  will once more hit the theaters this Christmas day, December 25, 2014. Are you now more excited for the reboot of "Feng Shui?!" (

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Friday, December 5, 2014

"My Big Bossing" is this year's Vic Sotto's official movie entry to the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). Unlike his previous movie entries, this film is comprised of three different stories! 

Here are the synopses of the three stories in the movie:

Episode 1: "Sirena"

Fish-dealer BOSSING (Vic Sotto) leads a simple life with his cos-player daughter VANNA. His workload at the fishport and the fresh fish market is something he’s been doing for years on his own since his wife died. He gets along well with the people at work, and even when he’s pestered by his naughty inaanak JESSA, he’s able to put her at teasing distance.

Then one day he suddenly has his hands full when JESSA, envious of the many costumes and outfits that VANNA uses as a cos player, wishes herself to be a mermaid. Yes, a sirena.

It so happens that in this world there is a TANDANG WISHY, an old crone who feeds on the desires of children. As a malevolent supernatural, she gives out wishes and for each accepted wish she reverts to being young again and beautiful. She’s a shortcut; her recipients do not bother to reach success the hard way.

Dragging BOSSING to the public swimming pool one afternoon, JESSA surprises her Ninong with her amazing speed in swimming. BOSSING’s surprise turns to shock when JESSA’s mermaid tail suddenly appears. He demands to know where JESSA got her mermaid tale, she keeps quiet, obeying TANDANG WISHY ’s demand to keep their deal a secret, or she loses her mermaid status.

JESSA’s mermaid state leaks out. At first they’re able to explain the tail as a costume quite similar to VANNA’s cosplay mermaid outfit.  

But BOSSING knows better than to expose JESSA to the world. He keeps her hidden in his house, in a container full of one part water and one part patis to ensure her mermaid ail is submerged in a salty stimulation of sea water. But the cats in the neighborhood are able to smell JESSA out. One just one cat or tw. Not merely a hundred or two hundred. But thousands of cats. Thousands and thousands of cats.

The neighborhood’s curiosity is aroused. Rumors fly. 
To make it worse, the patis solution also stops working. JESSA’s scales start to flake. The little mermaid begins to flake. Blood seeps out from her lower torso, for each scale that falls off.  BOSSING secretly brings JESSA off to the sea, by his regular fishport. She feels better now in seawater. And swims with great speed.

BOSSING asks her now to reveal where she got her mermaid’s tail. She initially refuses to answer. Fine, says BOSSING, then I’ll leave you here. You won’t see me anymore, not your mother.

It’s the fear of not seeing her beloved mother that makes JESSA blurts out the truth about TANDANG WISHY. BOSSING says all JESSA has to do is retract her wish.

That’s not possible, counters TANDANG WISHY, who suddenly appears, still in her young form.

Of course it is, BOSSING says, and its there that he reveals he was also once upon a time TANDANG WISHY’s victim. Out of laziness and refusal to study he had as a young boy wished for a diploma from TANDANG WISHY so he needn’t go to school anymore. He received a high school diploma, the symbol of hard work, but he also wasn’t really smart enough to go to college so he had to work doubly hard as fish dealer.

Go, BOSSING prods JESSA, you’re allowed 30 days to retract your wish. TANDANG WISHY tempts JESSA with further “get rich quick” schemes, but still in the end, it’s JESSA’s love for her mother that prevails.  She retracts her wish and TANDANG WISHY is defeated and before us transforms into the old, wrinkled prune she was the first time JESSA met her.

JESSA has a tearful reunion with her mother and a promise from her Ninong BOSSING that he will train her to be a champion swimmer, no shortcuts, but real hard work and training to get to the top.

The episode ends with a swimming competition, and JESSA wins. She gets a gold medal.

Walang shortcut ang talagang gustong magtagumpay.

Episode 2: "Taktak"

VINCE (Vic Sotto), a skeptical investigative reporter/television public affairs talk show host and his Executive Producer CLARISA (Marian Rivera), are fighting to control the top-rating Instigador ng Bayan (InB). 

ANGEL, a young spirit medium is on the rise, is Manila’s current cause célèbre: Is she really able to communicate with the dead? Parents switch and disguise, the mother dressing up as a man and the father dressing up as a woman, to test if ANGEL is for real, she passes such tests with flying colors and connects to departed children while in a trance, shaking all over, doing the “Taktak”. Scores of grievous parents testify about her abilities, and a series of videos secretly taped by CLARISA herself appear to support the girl’s authenticity.

Believing her to be a hoax, VINCE vows to expose ANGEL. CLARISA, on her own, tails VINCE’s investigation of ANGEL. Accompanying them are their respective assistants: MOONIE (Raul Montesa) for VINCE, and DODIE (Nico Antonio), for CLARISA.

Whether ANGEL is fake or for real, and how VINCE finds out the truth is the crux of Episode 2. 

Truth is, ANGEL, while on the outside a fake and only fed information by her maternal uncle BUDOY (Jose), a hospital nursing-aide assigned to the ICU of the National Children’s Hospital, can really talk to spirits, mostly young children. And ANGEL is the friend of the spirit of the dead PINKY (CHLAUI MALAYAO), VINCE’s daughter, whose death VINCE has yet to accept. 

VINCE and CLARISA discover the many things that BUDOY has done to make it appear ANGEL has powers, like rigging the lower basement of their house to shake the table and the overhead lamp when she is supposed to be having her ‘trances’. He’s also set up a smoking machine and a CD player to play ghostly music, while ANGEL performs her ‘seances’ in the living-room. 

Finding this out, VINCE and CLARISA confront ANGEL in the hospital. BUDOY is exposed and apprehended.

Then Pinky appears. VINCE is enraged that his daughter is being made part of the scam, but when Pinky speaks to him through ANGEL and speaks of secrets known only to the two of them, VINCE finally believes that ANGEL is for real. He and Pinky are also able to finally bid each other farewell.

In the end, VINCE and CLARISA get married, and adopt ANGEL. VINCE loses his skepticism, now that he has another stab at happiness with a wife, an adopted daughter and another baby on the way. 

All is well, that ends well.

Episode 3: "Prinsesa"

A bearded MEDICINE MAN who lives in the forests, from a time of long ago, tells his children the story of a princess most unlikely…

When REYNA BEA (Nikki Gil) is pregnant and about to give birth, her sister MARGA (Maricar de Mesa) waylays the 3 K FAIRIES who arrive to give the future monarch of the Kaharian ng Bugambilya with gifts, such as kabaitan, kasayahan and kagandahan. Before kagandahan is bestowed, MARGA stops the THIRD FAIRY and forbids her to give out kagandahan to ensure the child about to be born is not good-looking. Enraged, the THIRD FAIRY gives the unborn princess kapangyarihan of some sort.

MARGA rushes back to the Queen’s chamber, where REYNA BEA is about to give birth. The child is born, and it’s not good-looking. MARGA and husband, the DUQUE CHORVU (Niño Muhlach) imply to the HARIng LUBO (Zoren Legaspi) that the queen, unconscious after giving birth, has been unfaithful.  Never mind, that for the king, his daughter is the most beautiful infant he’s ever laid he’s eyes on. Never mind that the baby has a strawberry mark on her nape that the king also has, MARGA and CHORVU stress KING LUBO out so much, he has a stroke. Then MARGA goes into labor pains and it turns out she is also pregnant and she and CHORVU scheme to have their child — especially it it’s a boy — substitute for BEA’s and LUBO’s daughter. 

TORIUS (Vic Sotto), the royal doctor, hears the plan. He gives the princess to his assistant WARDO (Sef Cadayona) to spirit away. WARDO leaves. 

The Prince VLADIMIR is born and BEA and LUBO are made to believe he is their son. MARGA feeds to BEA the lie that she herself, MARGA, had given birth to a baby girl but it died because TORIUS saved only BEA’s son VLADIMIR. BEA orders TORIUS arrested. TORIUS and CHORVU engage in sword-play and TORIUS escapes. CHORVU asks the PRIME MINISTER (Boboy Garovillo) permission to look for TORIUS and kill him.

But TORIUS is sheltered by the peasants of the kingdom, in the pigsty. 

In the village, CHORVU encounters WARDA buying cow’s milk. CHORVU recognizes WARDO from the Queen’s Chamber and forces him to reveal where the real princess is. WARDO denies knowledge of the Princess’ whereabouts, CHORVU cuts off his tongue.

TORIUS leaves the safety of the pigsty but keeps on visiting the Princess (RYZZA MAE DIZON). We realize that TORIUS is the MEDICINE MAN, and that he has first-hand knowledge of the tale of the Princess cast out of the palace by her evil aunt MARGA and uncle-in-law CHORVU.

TORIUS sees the Princess grow up in the care of WARDO who disguises himself as the woman WARDA. The Princess is fed pigs’ milk and given to playing in the mud, mud she’s able to magically change at will into weapons or bridges or whatever, for this is the power given her by the THIRD FAIRY, the ability to make something out of nothing, while playing and being with the lowly creatures in the babuyan.

But because WARDA is mute, the name he gives the princess is misinterpreted by others, so she is known as BIIKTORIA (Ryzza Mae Dizon).

Years pass. TORIUS the medicine man has taken a wife, DIWATA, and they now have a family. LUBO is paralyzed and cannot speak, BEA takes care of their son, VLADIMIR (Alonzo Muhlach). Impatiently waiting for LUBO to die, MARGA and CHORVU are stressed when it’s the sheltered VLADIMIR who gets sick and is need of a playmate. BEA asks JUAN (Rafa Siguion-Reyna), the Captain of the Guards, to look for a peasant child who has never gotten sick.

JUAN’s search brings him to peasant leader BEBANG (Ruby Rodriguez) who brings him to BIIKTORIA, and he takes her and WARDA to the palace. In the palace, MARGA and CHORVU seethe at BIIKTORIA, but her presence does VLADIMIR good, he becomes healthy and robust. 

As MARGA and CHORVU step up their plans to have LUBO declared incompetent, JUAN, WARDA and BEBANG secretly visit TORIUS in the forest. The rebels are in place eo make sure that MARGA and CHORVU do not get their way and that the truth about BIIKTORIA’s royal lineage is revealed.

On the day MARGA and CHORVU pressure the MINISTER to assign VLADIMIR king and declare LUBO incompetent, on the occasion of the kingdom’s 500th anniversary celebration, TORIUS and the peasants attack the palace. BIIKTORIA uses her powers. MARGA’s and CHORVU’s scheme is exposed when LUBO in an emotional moment recognizes BIIKTORIA and heals. 

Death is demanded for MARGA and CHORVU, but BIIKTORIA gives her first command as Crown Princess and states that the parents of her friend VLADIMIR, as well as VLADIMIR himself, be merely exiled. Her first royal act is to forgive. 

TORIUS exclaims BIIKTORIA — who is really named VICTORIA, after VICTORIUS, TORIUS’s real name — will make a fine queen someday. LUBO avers it is through the support of honorable men like TORIUS that the truth always comes out in the end, for the greater good.

TORIUS is knighted by the recovered LUBO.

Happiness is restored in the Kaharian ng Bugambilya.

Wow, three stories in one movie! Which of the three episodes do you love most?!

"My Big Bossing" which is set to hit the theaters this Christmas Day, December 25 is really exciting to watch! (

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“My Big Bossing,” Vic Sotto’s entry to the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) is expected to create another blockbuster film franchise as the movie brings with it an all-star cast ensemble, three high-calibre directors and excellent production and visual spectacle to complete a trilogy of stories in one neat package of a movie this year.

Easily the festival’s biggest and most daunting competition in the box-office arena, “My Big Bossing” enlists superstars Vic Sotto and Ryzza Mae Dizon, along with Ms. Marian Rivera and Nikki Gil in the cast. Three of the country’s biggest directors helm three different stories within the movie  - Tony Y. Reyes, Marlon N. Rivera and Bb. Joyce Bernal. 

The movie is the biggest-budget entry in the MMFF race, and boasts of the collaboration of three of the country’s biggest film production outfits: Octoarts Films, M-Zet TV Production and APT Entertainment. 

“My Big Bossing” consists of three episodes of fantasy and wonder, each with its own storyline. It features a star-studded cast led by the indomitable Bossing Vic Sotto, MMFF’s all-time box-office king and wonder child superstar Ryzza Mae Dizon in all three episodes.

Episode 1 entitled “Sirena” is directed by Tony Y. Reyes, and features the talents of Wally Bayola, Manilyn Reynes, and Pauleen Luna. 

Episode 2 billed “Taktak,” directed by Marlon N. Rivera, is led Marian Rivera and Jose Manalo in the cast.

Episode 3 called “Prinsesa” is directed by  Bb. Joyce Bernal, and puts Ryzza Mae Dizon in the spotlight alongside rising child star Alonzo Muhlach, the son of former child star Niño Muhlach, who will play the role of Alonzo’s dad in the movie as well.

“My Big Bossing’ is bigger and grander in scope this year because we are presenting three different stories in one film and each story was filmed independently of each other given that three different directors helmed each episode. No expense was spared in the overall production – costumes, design, special effects - particularly in the fantastical final episode. We just want to give the audience satisfying entertainment value. We want them to enjoy this film as much as we enjoyed creating this for them,” says OctoArts big boss Orly Ilacad.

“My Big Bossing” will be in theaters starting Christmas Day, Dec. 25. (

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