Filipino Holiday Spirit Kicks Into High Gear With “Gabi ng Pasasalamat: A Kapamilya Thanksgiving Show” This Saturday in Scarborough, Canada

Gabi ng Pasasalamat A Kapamilya Thanksgiving Show

DZMM, Umagang Kay Ganda, TV Patrol, ABS-CBN News and TFC join hands to bring Global Pinoy Singing Idol,

Nanay Kay Ganda and TV Patrol 30 Years Celebration

The early holiday season weather right now may be in the low 40s in the Toronto district of Scarborough in Ontario province, but the fire from the passion of the participants of “Gabi ng Pasasalamat: A Kapamilya Thanksgiving Show” burns brightly. The event is set for this Saturday, November 18, at the Global Kingdom Ministries, with pre-program at 4pm and main program at 5:30pm.

“Gabi ng Pasasalamat: A Kapamilya Thanksgiving Show” is a collaboration among DZMM, Umagang Kay Ganda, TV Patrol, ABS-CBN News and TFC.  It has created a lot of buzz among Filipino Canadians because it will showcase the best of Filipino talents through DZMM’s Global Pinoy Singing Idol, pay tribute with Winnie Cordero to exceptional mothers through “Nanay Kay Ganda (literally Mom so Beautiful)” by “Umagang Kay Ganda (Morning So Beautiful)”, a highly popular Filipino morning news and talk show, and celebrate the leading Filipino news program TV Patrol’s 30 years with Kabayan Noli de Castro, former vice president of the Philippines and a pillar in Philippine broadcast journalism.

See the fantastic finalists of Global Pinoy Singing Idol:

Catch what “Nanay Kay Ganda” is about:

Spicing up this holiday offering even more are powerhouse singer Jaya and Kapamilya heartthrob Xian Lim.  ABS-CBN news anchor and TFC’s Adobo Nation co-host Ginger Conejero and Global Pinoy Singing Idol Director and DZMM anchor Ahwel Paz will host the special event


WHEN IS IT? Saturday, November 18, 2017 (Doors open at 3pm, Pre-show starts at 4pm, Main show starts at 5pm)

WHERE IS IT? Global Kingdom Ministries,1250 Markham Rd, Scarborough, ON M1H 2Y9, Canada


WHERE TO BUY TICKETS: (Tickets are CA$25.00. Service will apply when purchasing tickets online.)

Ticket Outlets:

  • TFC Office, Scarborough, ON
  • FV Foods, Lawrence Ave. E.
  • FV Foods, Bathurst
  • Tita Au’s, Mississauga
  • TFC @ Seafood City, Mississauga
  • Incredible Discount, Toronto
  • Tagpuan, Victoria Park, Toronto
  • Atin ito/Randy Dacera, Toronto



The Next Eight Semi-Finalists of Asia’s Got Talent Revealed Angela July scores the prestigious Judges’ Pick in first semi-finals

The first eight semi-finalists gave it their all and wowed the judges in the first semi-final episode of Asia’s Got Talent. At the end of the episode, it was revealed that Indonesian singer Angela July won the unanimous Judges’ Pick and will now head straight to the Grand Finals. The remaining seven acts are up for voting and only the two acts with the most votes will move on.

The same episode unveiled the next eight semi-finalists performing in next week’s episode of Asia’s Got Talent:

  • Mafarikha (#AGTVote10) received a standing ovation from the audience when she belted out the classic Mariah Carey’s “Hero”. Mafarikha sees Asia’s Got Talent as her second chance to launch her singing career so the stakes are extremely high.
  • The Sacred Riana’s (#AGTVote11) performance on Asia’s Got Talent went viral globally. Her performance clip on Facebook has over 40 million views, resulting in her winning many new fans. Will these fans be enough to vote her through to the Grand Final?
  • Fitri Cerado(#AGTVote12) didn’t make it last season but she’s back and made it through to the semi-finals with David Foster’s approval. With so many talented singers in this season of Asia’s Got Talent, Fitri will need to bring her A-game to the semi-finals.
  • 218 Crew (#AGTVote13) from Vietnam blended LED dance with Vietnamese culture, inciting cheers from the audience. The judges were absolutely blown away by their performance and they hope to see more of their skill in the semi-finals.  
  • Nicknamed “Smooth Syah” by Anggun, Syah Riszuan (#AGTVote14) from Singapore proved that you can be 12-years-old and still have an old soul. Will he be able to shine on the stage during semi-finals?
  • Japanese dance crew XTRAP (#AGTVote15) let their fingers do all the talking during their performance at the Judges’ Auditions. David Foster commented that he has never seen anything quite like them before, so no pressure guys!
  • DMX (#AGTVote16) from The Philippines floored the audience with their hair-flipping dance performance and they became the judges’ favorite. With their passion and touching backstory, will fans vote for them?
  • Jay Park’s Golden Buzzer, ADEM Dance Crew’s (#AGTVote9) performance went viral with their Mortal Kombat-inspired animation dance, putting Kyrgyz Republic on the map. ADEM Dance Crew has so much more to prove during the semi-finals, will they deliver?

In each semi-final episode, the eight acts will perform a dazzling new piece. At the end of each episode, the act that impresses the judges the most will win the Judges’ Pick and head to the Grand Final directly. The seven remaining acts will be up for public voting, and the two acts with the most votes will head to the Grand Final.  Voting starts on Thursday night via Facebook Hashtag and Facebook Messenger and Google Search. For more information on voting, visit

A new episode of Asia’s Got Talent airs every Thursday at 8:30pm on AXN. To follow the journey of this season’s acts, check out #AXNAsia and #AsiasGotTalent.

Asia’s Got Talent is the 67th adaptation of the Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.

Asia’s Got Talent is supported by presenting sponsor Traveloka, the leading travel booking app for all flight and hotel needs; sponsoring partner Great Eastern Life, the market leader in the conventional life insurance business and the largest life insurer in Malaysia by asset size; and GoDaddy, the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures.

In the Philippines, Asia’s Got Talent is brought to you by Cherifer,Tangkad Sagad, KFC Delivery and Vivo Smart Phone.Marina Bay Sands, Asia’s leading business, leisure and entertainment destination, is the official venue partner of Asia’s Got Talent.

@AsiasGotTalent / #AXNAsia / #AsiasGotTalent / #AsiasGotTalentAuditions





 How far would a mother go to love and protect the life of her child?

 Find out the answer in ABS-CBN’s newest teleserye “Hanggang Saan,” which will give an unconventional take on a mother’s love and starts airing this November 27 on Kapamilya Gold.

 After her remarkable portrayal of the character Gloria in “The Greatest Love,” Sylvia Sanchez now gives life to Sonya, a brave mother who will do everything to give her sons a good life.


 The award-winning actress also teams up for the first time with her real-life son Arjo Atayde, who plays the smart and reliable  Paco, a law student and Sonya’s dedicated son.


 They will also meet mother and daughter Jean (Teresa Loyzaga) and Anna (Sue Ramirez), who will become their closest friends and change their lives.


 Sonya’s family may seem ordinary, but her life will leave a lot questions to viewers because unlike the usual story of a mother’s sacrifice, Sonya gets herself in a perilous situation where she kills an innocent man in order to prolong the life of her son.

 “Sonya will create an argument between mothers and children. The questions are: Will I also do what Sonya did? Did she have to commit the crime or not?” said Sylvia.

 “We will shatter the image of the ideal mother. We will see how a person can love another who is extremely flawed,” Arjo added.

 Also part of the cast are Ariel Rivera, Yves Flores, Maris Racal, Marlo Mortel, as well as Nikko Natividad, Rommel Padilla, Nanding Josef, Anna Luna, Mercedes Cabral, Rubi Rubi, Viveika Ravanes, Sharmaine Suarez, Ces Quesada, Arnold Reyes, Maila Gumila, and Junjun Quintana. It is under the direction of Mervyn Brondial and Jeffrey Jeturian.

The cast of Hanggang Saan 3

Filipino young superstar Kim Chiu returns to the horror genre in Star Cinema’s “The Ghost Bride”

The Ghost Bride poster

The film which gives viewers a peek into a mysterious ancient Chinese tradition, will be screened outside the Philippines via TFC@theMovies starting November 16

Horror film fans are in for a treat as one of ABS-CBN’s premier artists, Kim Chiu, stars in Star Cinema’s spine-chilling horror-mystery movie of the season “The Ghost Bride”, screening outside the Philippines via TFC@theMovies this November.

Reuniting with the master filmmaker Chito S. Roño, this is the third time Chiu is going under the helm of Roño after “The Healing” in 2012 and “Etiquette for the Mistresses” in 2015.

Director Chito Rono(1)

The Ghost Bride”, explores a very different kind of wedding practice of ghost weddings, that is rooted in ancient Chinese culture and tradition.

“Arranged marriage is common sa mga kapatid nating Chinese, but there is darker side of the tradition”, explained Roño. “There are women who are arranged to be married with dead people, which is being discouraged not only by the government but also by the women themselves”.

The movie is centered on the life of Mayen (Chiu) – a girl who will gamble her life to a secret Chinese tradition, upon the advice of the mysterious matchmaker Madame Angie Lao (Alice Dixson), to help her family.

Alice Dixson

Mayen will enter a bizarre and unfamiliar world where she will have to marry the dead for others to live.

The Ghost Bride” exposes a myriad of strange practices, both ancient and modern, that continues to affect certain groups of the Filipino-Chinese community, specifically in Manila’s fabled Chinatown district of Binondo.

The film may fall under the horror genre, but Chiu believes it goes beyond that. “Hindi naman siya as in super takutan lang, kasi nando’n ‘yong truth, e, nando’n ‘yong tradition, ‘yong curse, ‘yong kapalit ng ginawa mo (It is not just about scaring people. It also shows truth, tradition, and reminds us that everything we do have consequences.),” she explains.

“The Ghost Bride” also stars Matteo Guidicelli, Christian Bables, Robert Sena, Ina Raymundo, Beverly Salviejo, Isay Alvarez, Nanding Josef, Mon Confiado, Kakai Bautista, Victor Silayan, and Jerome Ponce; and written by Charlson Ong and Cathy Camarillo.

Matteo Guidicelli

As Mayen goes deeper into the underworld of ghost weddings, she will uncover shocking truths that will put her life in mortal danger. Will Mayen survive the horrors that she will unwittingly unleash in being the dreaded ghost bride?

Kim Chiu

Find out what happens to “The Ghost Bride” as it screens outside the Philippines via TFC@theMovies on the following dates: Middle East on November 16; U.S. and Canada on November 17; Hong Kong on November 19, and soon in other countries.

Jelai Espino, The Next Teen Star To Watch For !


Malaki ang potential nitong si Jelai Espino sa mundo ng showbiz industry dahil sa angkin nitong galing at talino. Nakapanayam ng ilang bloggers si Jelai para sa kanyang kauna-unahang bloggers conference na ginanap sa Max’s Restaurant, Taytay Rizal noong nakaraang November 14, Martes. Bagama’t mahiyain, buong giliw naman nyang sinagot ang mga tanong ng ilang bloggers sa kanya.

Si Jelai ay 15 taong gulang, anak nina Butch at Bing Espino. May taas na 5 inches at kasalukuyang nag-aaral sa San Beda College, Taytay Rizal bilang Grade 7. Suportado naman ng kanyang mga magulang si Jelai sa kanyang pag-aartista. Patunay nga ito, na pina-attend nila ng workshop si Jelai sa Starmagic Acting Workshop at Ogie Diaz Acting Workshop. Bukod pa rito ay nagkaroon din sya ng singing workshop sa Vehnee Saturno Music Lessons. Dahil nga talent ni Jelai sa pagaling sa pag-awit ay nagkaroon agad sya ng kauna-unahang CD Single na pinamagatang “Huwag Mong Biruin” na composed by Vehnee Saturno.

Sinasabi nga ng ilang bloggers na malaki ang puwang ni Jelai sa industriya dahil sa dami ng talento ng batang ito. Nadiscover pala ni Aiai Delas Alas itong si Jelai sa isang restaurant na kasama ng kanyang ama noong araw na iyon, at tinanong daw sya nito kung gusto nyang mag-artista? Dahil nga daw si Ms. Aiai ang nagtanong sa kanya, sino ba naman daw sya para tumanggi, “Sabi po akin ni Ms. Ai nang nakita nya ako, ang ganda namang bata ito, that time po medyo confused ako sumagot, kasi hindi naman po ako into acting. Dapat po, hindi ako mag-artista, gusto ko sana munang makatapos ng pag-aaral, pero naisip ko rin po na, sayang naman yung opportunity na binigay sa akin ni Ms. Aiai kaya kinuha ko na rin yung opportunity na yun.”
Tulad ni Ms. Aiai, paboritong artista rin ni Jelai ang Governor ng Batangas ngayon na si Ms. Vilma Santos-Recto. At kung bibigyan daw sya ng pagkakataon ay nais nya raw makatrabaho ang “Star For All Season.” Kinikilig ding binanggit ni Jelai ang LizQuen na sina Liza Soberano at Enrique Gil, pati na rin Daniel Padilla na crush nya raw. Tinanong nga ng inyong StarsPhotog kung hindi ba sya natatakot na ma-bash ng LizQuen at KathNIel dahil inamin nyang gusto nyang makatrabaho sila, eto ang sagot ni Jelai, “Hindi naman po! Ready naman po ako sa mga pamba-bash. Syempre pag pinasok nyo po itong industry na ito dapat handa ka sa mga intriga.”
Dahil sa talino sumagot ni Jelai, ako rin mismo ay nagsabi na may patutunguhan ang career ng batang ito kung mabibigyan lang ng magandang pagkakataon at malaking break sa showbiz. Lalo na’t nakita kong may mabuti itong puso at very talented. Good luck to you Jelai Espino! More Power to your career.

Jay Manalo, Itinuturing Na Next Eddie Garcia

Kilala si Jay Manalo bilang isang matinee idol noong kapanahunan nya at sumikat dahill sa galing umarte at pagganap sa iba’t-ibang karakter role sa pelikula man or telebisyon. Isang magaling na dramatic actor, action star, komedyante at sexy star. Maituturing na isang versatile actor si Jay Manalo dahil kahit na anong role ang ibigay sa kanya ay nabibigyan nya ito ng katarungan. Sabi nga ng ilang press people sa kanya ay maituturing daw syang “Next Eddie Garcia” ang bida-kontrabida ng pelikulang Pilipino. Bagamat nagsimula sya bilang sexy actor sa Pelikulang Pilipino dahil sa iilang pelikula nyang sexy, tulad ng “Totoy Mola,” napatunayan nya naman na kaya nyang gampanan ibat-ibang karakter mapadrama man, comedy or action. Nakasama nya na rin ang mga naglalakihang artista sa Pelikulang Pilipino tulad na lamang nina Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos, Sharon Cuneta, Maricel Soriano at marami pang iba.


Pangarap daw ni Jay Manalo na gampanan ang karakter ng isang drag queen at willing syang magsuot ng pambabae at mag-make-up ng todo. May nagawa na daw syang isang documentary film na may ganoong karakter pero hindi pa naipapalabas. Bahagi ng “Alyas Robinhood,” ng GMA Network si Jay Manalo ngayon bilang mahigpit na kalaban ni Robinhood himself Dingdong Dantes. Ginagampanan ni Jay Manalo sa Alyas Robinhood ang papel ni Pablo Rodrigo. First time makakatrabaho ni Jay si Dingdong at natanong ng inyong lingkod kung kamusta ka katrabaho si Dingdong at ito ang sagot ni Jay, “Okay naman. Napaka-cool, kwela. Kailangan kausapin mo. Tahimik lang kasi yun e, sa isang sulok. Mahiyain siya. Pero maayos kasama, maayos katrabaho. Nauuso sa mga artista ngayon ang paglabas ng mga actor sa iba’t-ibang network , lalo na sa mga versatile actor, kung saan sila kailangan at may magandang role. Naging bahagi din si Jay ng ilang teleserye ng Abs-Cbn tulad ng “And I Love You So,” at “On The Wings of Love,” Masasabi talagang flexible actor itong si Jay Manalo na kahit saan mo sya ibato ay siguradong kikinang. Sabi nga ni Jay na “Para akong pingpong ball na kahit saan mo ibato ay tatalbog at tatalbog.” Nakilala rin si Jay na isang sexy actor noong kapanahunan nya, kaya natanong natin ang actor kung willing pa rin ba syang gumawa ng mga pelikulang medyo sexy at ito ang sagot ni jay, “Yeah! Willing pa rin naman ako, Basta bigyan lang nila ako ng time na magpaganda ng katawan. Kahit konti lang. Halos isang taon na akong hindi nag-gy-gym.”


Katatapos lang ng kontrata ni Jay Manalo sa management ni Ms. Annabelle Rama at nasa bagong management sya ngayon ni Ms. Therese Ramos. Maraming artista noon ang mga sikat at nawawala na ngayon pero marami rin naman ang nananatili at nagbabalik. Ano kaya ang sikreto ni Jay Manalo kung bakit patuloy syang nananatili sa Showbiz Industry at ito ang sagot ng versatile actor na si Jay, “ Mahal ko kasi ang aking ginagawa, at sa bawat trabahong ibinibigay sa akin ay binibigay ko yung best ko. Hindi rin kasi ako mabisyong tao, straight akong tao.”

Krem-Top Bagong Timpla Song Writing Competition. Maki Sound-Trip Na!

Hear the new sound of OPM! Napili na ang 10 best songs among all the entries sa Krem-Top Bagong Timpla Songwriting Competition. They’re perfect to listen to with your favorite Krem- Top coffee mix whether it’s hot coco & s’mores, iced Krem-tea, matcha cooler, or café mocha! Continue reading