ABS-CBN NAMED BEST TV STATION AT THE 31st STAR AWARDS FOR TV

ABS-CBN was honored as the Best TV Station and won 30 awards at the 31st PMPC Star Awards for Television. This is the ninth consecutive year that the Kapamilya network was recognized as the Best TV Station.

Leading the winners from ABS-CBN were its drama programs “The Greatest Love,” which won Best Daytime Drama Series and one of the most watched primetime programs in the country, “La Luna Sangre” that was named Best Primetime Drama Series.

Sylvia Sanchez meanwhile, was hailed as Best Drama Actress for her remarkable performance as Gloria, the Alzheimer’s-stricken lead character in “The Greatest Love.”

Besides Sylvia, other Kapamilya stars that picked up major awards for their notable performance in ABS-CBN programs were “Wildflower” star Aiko Melendez (Best Drama Supporting Actress), “Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin” actor Daniel Fernando (Best Drama Supporting Actor), “My Dear Heart” child actress Nayomi Ramos (Best Child Performer), John Estrada (Best Single Performance by an Actor for the “MMK” episode, “Mansanas at Juice”), and Maricel Soriano (Best Single Performance by an Actress for the “MMK” episode, “Baso”).

Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto, who will star in the upcoming Star Cinema movie “Unexpectedly Yours,” were named as one of the German Moreno Power Tandem awardees.

Other ABS-CBN entertainment programs that were recognized include “ASAP” (Best Musical Variety Show), “Ipaglaban Mo” (Best Drama Anthology), “Goin’ Bulilit” (Best Gag Show), “Wansapanataym” (Best Horror/Fantasy Program), and “Gandang Gabi Vice” (Best Celebrity Talk Show).

The celebratory atmosphere turned emotional when “It’s Showtime’s” Hashtags accepted Vice Ganda’s Best Male TV Host award and fulfilled Vice’s request to dedicate the award to Franco Hernandez.

Meanwhile, the country’s most watched primetime newscast “TV Patrol” clinched the Best News Program award, while Bernadette Sembrano won Best Female Newscaster. On the other hand, the acclaimed documentary on the Marawi siege “Di Ka Pasisiil,” was recognized as the Best Documentary Special.

Other winning news and public affairs programs from the Kapamilya network include “The Bottomline with Boy Abunda” (Best Public Affairs Program) and “Matanglawin” (Best Educational Program).

ABS-CBN broadcast journalists and personalites also shined at the PMPC Star Awards including Korina Sanchez (Best Magazine Show Host for “Rated K”), Boy Abunda (Best Public Affairs Program Host for “The Bottomline with Boy Abunda”), Kim Atienza (Best Educational Program Host for “Matanglawin”) and “Umagang Kay Ganda” hosts Anthony Taberna, Jorge Carino, Amy Perez, Winnie Cordero, Ariel Ureta, and Gretchen Ho (Best Morning Show Hosts).

Completing the roster of winners from ABS-CBN include Tony Labrusca (Best New Male TV Personality), Luis Manzano (Best Game Show Host), Boy Abunda (Best Celebrity Talk Show Host for “Tonight with Boy Abunda”), Jobert Austria (Best Comedy Actor for “Banana Sundae”), and the “Voice Teens” tandem of Toni Gonzaga and Luis Manzano (Best Talent Search Program Hosts).

 

 

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So Much Gifts For The Holidays At SM Beauty

Have you ever been in a store during the holidays, walking around and wondering what gifts to get for your family members and friends?

And who really has the time to do that? With traffic, work or school, parties and reunions and other life concerns, time is precious.

The SM Store Beauty Section lets you step up your gifting game for the Christmas season with the best offerings for the people on your list.

Whether the person on your list is a cousin who’s a student, your beauty-conscious mom, a makeup artist friend, SM Beauty has the best holiday gift offerings.

Go to SM Beauty and see how easy it is to shop for gifts. Enjoy the widest selection of Cosmetics and Fragrances from local and international brands and personal care gift sets starting from Php99.

To launch its holiday campaign dubbed “So Much Gifts,” SM Beauty hosted a “Beauty Holiday Hop” for influencers, bloggers and members of the press. Three Makeup Masters—Jigs Mayuga, Jake Galvez and Denise Go Ochoa—led them on a beauty crawl around the SM Beauty Section so they could see the holiday gift offerings from the country’s best and biggest beauty hall.

 

You’re sure to find what you’re looking for at SM Beauty with makeup brands like Nyx, Benefit, Max Factor, Shiseido, Sleek, MAC Cosmetics, Guerlain, The Body Shop and many others. You can also choose from the fragrances of Jimmy Choo, Calvin Klein, Bvlgari, Issey Miyake, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ralph Lauren, Giorgio Armani, among others. We’ve got you covered when it comes to beauty gifts.

Dive into all the beauty SM has to offer as it takes gifting to the next level. Follow SM Beauty at www.facebook.com/smbeautyph and @smbeautyph on IG for updates and promotions. Gift sets are available at select SM Beauty and Watsons stores.

 

All-out support, all-out performances mark the last “Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda concert” for 2017

As TFC stages the last leg of the hit concert series, the Philippines’ Phenomenal Star and guests Rayver Cruz and Lassy perform like there’s not tomorrow for fellowmen in Sydney

“I’m really tired. But I won’t stop. I know there are so many people out there who are sad, lonely, and down. I want to make them smile”.  This was the Philippines’ Phenomenal Star Vice Ganda’s post on his Twitter account early October – a promise to make his fans happy all the way, until the end.

Staying true to his word and devoted to his fans, Vice Ganda endured the eight-hour travel to Australia for the last leg of his equally phenomenal concert series “Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda sa Sydney” held last October 29 at the Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney.

Anticipation was undeniably high because as almost a month prior, tickets have already been sold out.

Fulfilling his promise to entertain his fans to the last stretch, Vice Ganda opened the night with his mash-up performance of the songs “In the Name of Love” by international artists Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha, and “Kapag Tumibok ang Puso” by Donna Cruz. After greeting his fans with his customary “What’s Up Madlang People?”, Ganda, one of the main hosts of the top-rating musical-variety show “It’s Showtime” shared that no matter what the challenges are, human frailty include, he really wanted to bring the concert abroad because of his beloved fellowmen, the overseas Filipinos (OFs).

“We try to bring entertainment to our overseas Filipinos to ease their homesickness in our own way)”, Vice Ganda, also dubbed Unkabogabol Star (Indomitable star) affirms.

“Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda sa Sydney” is the fourth and last international leg of the “Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda” concert series this 2017. The first international performance happened in the U.S. and Canada in March and April; second in Japan in July; and the third in South Korea last August.

Originally meant as a Valentine concert, ABS-CBN and TFC expanded the concert year-long and worldwide, anchored on the belief that love is a year-long celebration. “No matter what month it is in the year, Filipinos always have some feels to share when it comes to love)”, the multi-media star explains.

With timeless love as the theme of the concert, Vice Ganda joined the crowd to look for a couple in love, and met Nanay Maricel and Tatay Renato  in his search. The couple who had been together for 23 years, was asked by the comedian-host on what is the secret for a lasting relationship, to which the couple replied, “respect and love”.

Moved by their love for each other, Vice Ganda asked for a song that he could perform for them, and the couple chose George Benson’s “Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You”.

Vice Ganda did not let the opportunity pass to also look for his “Mr. Right”.  He chanced upon event security Chris Walker, who revealed that he is single and is also looking for love. The two gamely shared some sweet moments, which elicited loud cheers and laughter from the crowd. After a while, Vice Ganda thanked Walker for “being a good sport” and gave him a friendly hug.

Vice Ganda continued to give the audience different love “feels” with his lineup of songs such as “Sa Isip Ko” by Agot Isidro; Anong Nangyari sa Ating Dalawa” by Aiza Seguerra; and “Shout Out to My Ex” by international girl group Little Mix.

One song that moved the full house Darling Harbour Theatre is “Heaven” by Bryan Adams, where the crowd even lit the venue with their phones; raised their hands; and swayed to the music.

Loud cheers also welcomed Dancefloor Heartthrob Rayver Cruz when he entered the stage while performing the song “Mama” by international singer Jonas Blue, which he matched with some smooth dance moves. Many also got envy when he serenaded a lady onstage with the song “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur, and acted as if he was pursuing her.

Meantime, the usual duo went solo when Lassy Marquez performed a solo act during the concert, after perennial partner MC Calaquian felt sick on the day of the show.  However, the show must go one and he performed the song “Awitin Mo, Isasayaw Ko” by the classic OPM group VST and Company, all solo.

Vice Ganda concluded the show by asking his fans to move closer and take a selfie photo with them.

At the end of the day, the fans went home with big smiles not only on their faces but also with their hearts full.  Much in the same way Vice Ganda, Cruz, and Marquez went back home feeling fulfilled after bringing joy to the Filipino community in Australia.

 

 

Dennis Trillo is “The One That Got Away”

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After the announcement of GMA’s upcoming primetime series headlined by Rhian Ramos, Max Collins and Lovi Poe, netizens are abuzz over the identity of the leading man who will play the coveted role of the ex-boyfriend of the three Kapuso actresses.

Finally, GMA Network proudly announces that Kapuso Drama King Dennis Trillo will portray Liam, the ex-lover of Zoe (Rhian), Darcy (Max) and Alex (Lovi).

Dennis’s resume is exceptionally impressive and continues to grow in stature year on year. He has starred in a myriad of films and TV series and portrayed challenging and offbeat roles.

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He returned as Gabriel in the sequel of Mulawin vs Ravena and was commended for his role as the happy-go-lucky playboy in the hit primetime series Juan Happy Love Story opposite Philippine TV’s Sweetheart Heart Evangelista.

Last year, he was the first Filipino to receive the Asian Star Prize at the 11th Seoul International Drama Awards for his role as Emman in the primetime series My Faithful Husband.

Dennis played an even more unforgettable character in the ground-breaking primetime soap My Husband’s Lover. The Kapuso Drama King received the Highly Commended Award for the Best Actor in a Leading Role category at the 19th Asian TV Awards for his portrayal of a homosexual in the highly-publicized teleserye.

He bagged the Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series at the 2011 Golden Screen TV Awards for his role as Raul in the afternoon drama Sinner or Saint.

Dennis also starred in Hiram Na Alaala, Temptation of Wife, Biritera, Endless Love, Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak among many other noteworthy performances.

On the big screen, one of his most memorable characters was portraying a transgender woman in the 2005 war film Aishite imasu 1941: Mahal Kita.  His riveting performance of Ignacio Basa was met by rave reviews from critics and fans alike and earned him a slew of awards including Best Actor at Luna Awards; Best Supporting Actor at FAMAS Awards; Best Supporting Actor at the 30th Metro Manila Film Festival; Movie Actor of the Year at PMPC Star Awards for Movies; Best Performance by Male or Female in Leading or Supporting Role at Young Critics Circle; and Breakthrough Performance by an Actor at Golden Screen Awards.

The Kapuso actor was also hailed as Best Actor at the 2016 FAMAS Awards and 32nd Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for the historical-biographical film Felix Manalo where he played the title role. This star-studded movie also bagged two Guinness world records during its worldwide premiere at the Philippine Arena for the “largest attendance for a film screening” and the “largest attendance for a film premiere.”

He once again showcased his versatility as an actor in the comedy film Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo May Boyfriend as the closet gay Diego and in Cinemalaya 2014 box-office hit The Janitor where he played the role of a cop-turned-vigilante tasked to execute the masterminds of a gruesome crime.

And for his upcoming primetime show in GMA 7, Dennis is going to breathe life to Liam. A smart and handsome entrepreneur, he comes from a wealthy family and lives in their ancestral home together with his nanny. He likes all things vintage and is an animal-lover. He likes women with sense of humor which is the common trait among his exes: Zoe, Darcy and Alex.

No less than multi-awarded and esteemed film and TV director Maryo J. Delos Reyes helms this program.

So, may feelings ka pa ba para sa iyong The One That Got Away? Watch out for this upcoming series soon on GMA Primetime.

Ivan Dorschner, Migo Adecer and new Kapuso Jason Abalos bring kilig and good vibes in GMA’s “The One That Got Away”

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GMA Network adds excitement to its upcoming primetime series The One That Got Away as it proudly introduces three more Kapuso heartthrobs who will join the stellar cast.

Ivan Dorschner, Migo Adecer, and new Kapuso Jason Abalos are the men who will play important roles in the lives of Zoe (Rhian Ramos), Darcy (Max Collins) and Alex (Lovi Poe).

This time around, these leading men will showcase their acting prowess through a sexier and more daring side of them never seen before on GMA Telebabad.

Ivan rose to fame as the dreamy Ethan Spencer-Hughes in the top-rating primetime series Meant To Be. But in this particular series, Ivan channels his alter-ego and plays Iñigo Sandoval, the anti-thesis of his former role.

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Iñigo is a spoiled trust fund baby and has a business degree but would prefer traveling the world than work in Liam’s (Dennis Trillo) company. He’s a playboy and knows how to smooth-talk his way around ladies.

Meanwhile, Starstruck Season 6 Ultimate Male Survivor Migo was known as Yuan Chavez in the local adaptation of the hit series My Love From The Star. Recently, he released his very first single “I Long To Ask You” and has been charming fans with his desirable skills in singing and playing the guitar.

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Migo plays the role of Samuel Isaac or Sam. He is Zoe’s half-brother tasked to manage their family’s coffee shop business because they deem him to have no direction in life. He is immature, irresponsible, and doesn’t know where he wants to be in life but he displays a talent in animation and music.

Newest Kapuso and 2008 Gawad Urian Best Actor Jason, on the other hand, stars in his very first drama project with GMA.  But when he’s not working, his hobbies include playing basketball, going surfing, and even extreme sports such as motocross.

Jason breathes life to Gael Harrison Makalintal or simply Gael.  He is Alex’s older brother and works as a nurse. He is a cool single-dad to his 4-year old son.  Frankly, he is a chick-magnet and goes on a lot of dates but he never introduces his girlfriends to his family because unknown to many, he is a closet gay.

No less than multi-awarded and esteemed film and TV director Maryo J. Delos Reyes helms this show.

Watch out for Ivan, Migo and Jason in The One That Got Away soon on GMA!

“The One That Got Away” Soon on GMA Network

Sometimes, the best kind of friendships are the ones you least expect. But what if that friendship is with your ex-boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend?  Can you really be friends with women who have dated your ex-lover?

GMA Network marks another milestone as it brings to light an extraordinary story about three women who formed an unlikely but strong friendship after discovering that in different times in their lives, they were romantically linked with the same guy.

This primetime series, filled with intriguing characters, funny dialogues and interesting plotlines, is headlined by three beautiful, talented and versatile Kapuso leading ladies: Rhian Ramos, Max Collins and Lovi Poe.

Rhian is Zoe. She is a happy-go-lucky and flirty swimwear designer. A social media darling, she comes from a wealthy family and lives in an upscale condo. Zoe lacks parental love that is why she becomes desperate for love and attention.

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Max is Darcy. She is strong-willed and practical. A personal trainer who always speaks her mind, Darcy likes to do things herself and hates relying on others. She lives alone in a small apartment and gives financial support to her siblings in the province.

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Lovi is Alex. She is a workaholic with a sunny disposition and everything she does is on schedule. She works in a cable network and dreams of hosting her own travel show. She is family-oriented and works hard to contribute to her family’s finances.

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And to helm this upcoming program is no less than multi-awarded and esteemed film and TV director Maryo J. Delos Reyes.

Having won in the Berlin International Film Festival, Brussels International Independent Film Festival as well as in numerous Philippine Film Festivals and after doing drama soaps like Someone To Watch Over Me, Niño, Pahiram ng Sandali, Munting Heredera, Little Star, Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak, Direk Maryo is truly one of the country’s best directors when it comes to relationship stories.

Catch Rhian, Max and Lovi in #GMADrama soon.

So, can YOU really be friends with your ex’s exes?

 

OPPO F5 Sale Starts Strong with Successful Celebrity-filled Roadshows

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The first day of sale of the OPPO F5 started strong nationwide, welcomed by customers who availed the pre-order promotion and led by carnival roadshows at SM City North Edsa and SM Megamall with OPPO influencers Alex Gonzaga, Ronnie Alonte, Coleen Garcia and Sanya Lopez. Thousands of customers enjoyed the fun-filled activities, freebies, and surprise activities OPPO had prepared. More importantly, it was also the day customers were able to experience the F5’s A.I. Beautify Technology, 6” FHD+ Full Screen Display and other innovative features.

OPPO Influencers Alex Gonzaga and Ronnie Alonte joined the fun-filled activities at the OPPO F5 Carnival Roadshow and the opening of SM City North Edsa Concept Store, where they shared the real selfie experience from the experts in selfies.

Alex Gonzaga and Ronnie Alonte participated in the carnival’s activities, where both have completed the OPPO F5 Carnival Selfie Hunt challenge and tried out the karaoke booth, basketball hoops, racing games, beautification booth, and the 360-selfie-go-round using the OPPO F5.

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OPPO’s latest concept stores have been officially unveiled at SM City North Edsa Annex and SM Megamall showcasing its new open space and modern design. With a brighter store and modern metallic feel, the new concept store design delivers a more experiential and spacious ambiance for customers to enjoy.

Customers can still catch the OPPO F5 Roadshows at SM North Edsa Annex and SM Megamall Event Center A for a chance to win one (1) F5 smartphone by simply completing the Selfie Hunt Passport to be given upon registration. Get instant freebies as you visit and complete all booths, experience fun-filled activities, and learn why OPPO F5’s A.I Beauty Technology delivers natural looking selfies.

“Our OPPO F5’s compelling features and overall impressive package are a sure hit to our customers. This is why we want to give back by giving them fun-filled and memorable experiences that will truly show how great the OPPO brand is. Along with our new concept store design, we are redefining how a smartphone brand connects to its customers,” said Stephen Cheng, Brand Marketing Manager, OPPO Philippines.

The OPPO F5 is now available in the market for SRP Php15,990. Customers can get freebies and a chance to win a premium item worth Php71,000 when they register via http://www.capturetherealyou.ph

For more information about the OPPO F5, please visit http://www.oppo.com/ph/smartphone-f5 and check out the future roadshows on OPPO’s official Facebook page via https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPH/