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Monday, 30 April 2012

Video- Frog Sitting Like a Man gone viral

Watch Frog relaxes, world goes wild (VIDEO). According to the person who posted the clip, that just isn't so.

"The frog is OK," the description read. "There is no nails, no glue, animal abuse, etc. Later, she jumped off the bench and galloped away to the water."

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Party Pilipinas Promdi- Video Teaser

Watch Party Pilipinas Promdi!

Television’s one and only party capital takes you all over the country this Sunday to deliver a one of a kind festival of fun and entertainment with Party Pilipinas ”PROMDI”.

A convoy of the hottest GMA artists will arrive via a jam-packed party bus headed by Primetime Queen Marian Rivera. Party Pilipinas‘ resident power belters continue to take us to new heights as they turn on each other in an out-of-the-box edition of VoX.

Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona take us on a romantic ride around the most scenic spots in the Philippines featuring Medwin of True Faith.

A festival face-off happens in “Party Republika” as three all-star teams representing Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao go head to head onstage! Also, Korea’s sensational K-pop phenomenon Jay Park launches his newest single “Know Your Name” – LIVE!

The Keso Boys unleash a “kilig-powered” concert armed with the best-remembered boy band hits! Take a detour with Sayaw Pilipinas and the Girl Squad in a back-to-back birthday number for Tween star, Yassi Pressman.


Two celebrations are in order as GMA Films’ The Road takes the highway to Hollywood and Marian Rivera’s Tweets for my Sweets makes its primetime splash!

There’s no way to go but up courtesy of the Decibelle divas and Down to Mars plus a sexy ride to the wild side with Heart, Lovi, Carla, Solenn and Rhian.

Don’t miss Party Pilipinas ”Promdi” this Sunday, May 6 only in GMA.



Party Pilipinas Promdi Opening Number. Video embed only from YouTube.

Philippines TV Ratings April 26 2012- GMA Dominates Top 10 Daytime Program

There's no stopping GMA's Morning and Daytime programs as it continued to dominated TV Ratings from Chef Boy logro's Kusina Master, Eat Bulaga, Afternoon Teleserye's and Cartoons.

Here are the TV ratings last April 26, 2012 (Thursday) based on the survey of AGB Nielsen (Household Ratings) in Mega Manila, Philippines:

Daytime:
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 24.9%
The Good Daughter (GMA-7) – 18.6%
Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 17.4%
Mojacko! (GMA-7) – 16.4%
Broken Vow (GMA-7) – 16.2%
Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) – 15.5%
Slam Dunk (GMA-7) – 15.4%
One Piece (GMA-7) – 15.3%
Kapuso Movie Festival: Manolo En Michelle Hapi Together (GMA-7) – 14.3%
It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) – 12.6%

Primetime:
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 28.7%
Dongyi (GMA-7) – 24.1%
Legacy (GMA-7) – 23.5%
My Beloved (GMA-7) – 23.2%
Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 22.3%
Biritera (GMA-7) – 22.1%
24 Oras (GMA-7) – 21.8%
Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) – 19.4%
TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 15.9%
Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) – 14.1%

Friday, 27 April 2012

Video- GMA Network statement on the alleged Network buying of Manny Pangilinan

Watch GMA statement on the alleged buying of GMA Network by Manny Pangilinan.

GMA News Online reports that GMA Network Inc. issued an official statement on Tuesday, December 27, to debunk rumors that TV5 chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan is buying GMA Network. A rumor had been going around in social networking sites that Pangilinan had offered to buy GMA for P500 billion.

In the statement, GMA Network emphasized: "There is no truth to the rumor that is circulating that MVP has bought GMA 7. In fact, there are no negotiations going on between GMA 7 and MVP for the latter's purchase of GMA 7."

Ironically, GMA Network has a "Think Before You Click" campaign, which encourages netizens to be more responsible about what they say and do in cyberspace.

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Kapuso mo Jessica Soho April 28 Episode- Only in the Philippines, Mangga Republic, Boracay Tour Guides, The Next Fashionistas, and Sisid

Watch Kapuso mo Jessica Soho April 28 Episode- Only in the Philippines, Mangga Republic, Boracay Tour Guides, The Next Fashionistas, and Sisid.

Only in the Philippines!
For the past few days, explorers discovered new breed of frogs from Leyte, colorful crabs from Palawan, unique rats from Dinagat Island, and golden bangus from Pangasinan! These new breed of animals serve as living proof of how rich our country's resources are!

Mangga Republic
Nothing can be as sweet as a summer's kiss than the taste of fresh and ripe Philippine mangoes! Check out the different ways to enjoy it with your favorite dish like Valenciana de Mangga, Mango Cheese Cake Pastillas, and Mango Pasta!



Boracay Tour Guides
With almost 200 foreign tourist guides working in Boracay, local tour guides are now complaining at the increasing number of competition! At a time when job opportunities are becoming a rare commodity, does their foreign counterpart really threaten the chances of local tour guides?

The Next Fashionistas?
For 14 year-old Aaron, blogging about his everyday look became more than a simple hobby, and some teenagers make it a point to dress up at like dolls with Lolita Fashion. At their young age, teenagers already know how to vamp up their style!

Sisid
You can be surprised at the unique adventures we can find under the sea! In Puerto Galera, in Mindoro, tourists enjoy cruising in the underwater scooter, underwater Frisbee, and an avatar-inspired night tour!

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American Idol Season 11 Top 5- Jessica Sanchez advance to the next round

With 58 million votes cast on Thursday, the one that was eliminated was Elise Testone. She sang Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” as her exit song. She was joined by Hollie Cavanagh and Skylar Laine in the bottom 3.

The 5 remaining idol hopefuls are (in no particular order):

1. Phillip Phillips
2. Jessica Sanchez
3. Skylar Laine
4. Joshua Ledet

Watch Jessica Sanchez performs 'Dance With My Father Again'

Video- Puerto Galera Sex Scandal

According to the report from ABS-CBN, a Bayan Patroller sent photos of a foreigner and a woman having sex on the beach in Puerto Galera. Several people were looking at them and even taking pictures. The incident took place last April 15 at around 1 a.m.

Police are moving to protect public decency on the beaches of Puerto Galera in Mindoro after a Bayan Patroller sent photos of a foreigner and a woman having sex on the beach in Puerto Galera.

Photos of sexual acts conducted publicly on White Beach, Puerto Galera, have angered officials of the popular tourist spot.


To watch the video of this scandal report, click here.

Spooky Nights’ Finale Episode Titled "Korona" staring Isabelle Daza

Watch  Spooky Nights’ Finale Episode Titled "Korona" staring Isabelle Daza. Gorgeous ladies with bodies to “die” for will star in this Saturday’s episode of Spooky Nights on GMA-7.

Carmi Martin and Isabel Daza with Bubbles Paraiso are the lead stars in the episode titled “Korona,” which is about a story of a former beauty queen who so desperately wants to keep her crown that she takes it to her grave.

Carmi plays Oria, a popular beauty queen in Barangay Papaitan during her prime. Now a mother, Oria has gained a few wrinkles here and there albeit her beauty has not at all faded. In fact, she passed this trait on to her daughter Mabel (Isabel Daza). Mabel dreams of following the footsteps of her mom, but the latter disapproves of the idea reasoning that there must only be one beauty queen in the family.

Mabel is so eager to pursue her dream and so she insisted in joining the Mutya ng Papaitan. But on the night she won the title, she was murdered. Pamela, Mabel’s arch-rival, was considered as the prime suspect and was sentenced to life imprisonment. After Mabel’s tragic death, Oria left Barangay Papaitan.

After a few years, Oria decided to come home and she spearheaded the return of the Mutya ng Papaitan beauty contest in honor of her deceased daughter. But all hell break loose when on the night of the coronation, Mabel’s fiery ghost suddenly appears freaking out every one in attendance. Her delusion is that she is still the reigning beauty queen of Papaitan and no one will ever deserve that title besides her. Will she eventually come to terms with reality?

Find that out this Saturday on Spooky Nights presents “Korona,” after Manny Many Prizes on GMA-7

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Gawad Urian- FAMAS Awards 2012 Nominees and Winners

Gawad Urian 2012 Nominees. Full List of Winners will be posted here once it becomes available online.

The Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino (MPP), an organization of respected film critics, has just released for the 35th Gawad Urian Awards happening on June 14 (Thursday) at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.

Here is the full list of winners the 2012 Gawad Urian Awards:

"Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa" was named the biggest winner in the 35th Gawad Urian by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino awards night held at the AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City last night, June 13.

The said indie film took home seven awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Paulo Avelino and Best Supporting Actress for Jean Garcia.

Here is the complete list of winners in the 35th Gawad Urian:

Best Picture - Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa

Best Actress - Maja Salvador (Thelma)

Best Actor - Paulo Avelino (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Director - Alvin Yapan (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Supporting Actress - Jean Garcia (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Supporting Actor - Art Acuña (Niño)

Best Screenplay - Alvin Yapan (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Cinematography - Arvin Viola (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Production Design - Maulen Fadul (The Natural Phenomenon of Madness)

Best Editing - Lawrence Fajardo (Amok)

Best Music - Christine Muyco and Jema Pamintuan (Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

Best Sound - Albert Michael Idioma and Addiss Tabong (Amok)

Best Documentary - Tundong Magiliw

Best Short Film - Sirip

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Horror film "The Road" tops iTunes' list of most popular trailer

The trailer for the Yam Laranas horror film “The Road” became no. 1 in iTunes Top 25 trailers.

The U.S. theatrical trailer of GMA Films’ “The Road” became no. 1 among the most popular trailers in iTunes starting 5pm LA time (April 23) or 8am Manila (April 24). In the screen capture above, “The Road’s” trailer was at the number 1 spot followed by the trailer of “The Avengers.”

“The Road” will have a red-carpet gala premiere at the Mann Chinese theater in Los Angeles on May 9 and beginning May 11, it will hit at least 50 theaters in Northern America and in selected theaters in Singapore beginning May 15.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Manny Pangilinan on GMA Network for Php 60 billion- "Too Expensive"

According to the report from AKTV, Manuel V. Pangilinan described the P60 billion price tag sought for rival GMA Network Inc.

"Sobrang mahal yun," Pangilinan said when asked if his group would shell out double GMA Network's market value for full ownership of the broadcast company.


Manny Pangilinan or very well-known as  MVP chairs Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., whose unit MediaQuest Holdings owns TV5. InterAksyon.com is the online news portal of TV5.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Video- Regine Velasquez celebrates Birthday in Party Pilipinas FTW

Watch Regine Velasquez celebrates Birthday in Party Pilipinas FTW. Regine and Ogie's baby Nate is Regine's special guest.

image credit:gma/partypilipinas


Video- Julie Anne San Jose and Aicelle Santos performs Don't Stop Believin in Party Pilipinas FTW

Watch the Total Preformer, Julie Anne San Jose and Ballad Princess, Aicelle Santos performs Don't Stop Believin in Party Pilipinas FTW.



Party Pilipinas (FTW) - Opening (Julie Anne, French, Sarah, & Rachelle Ann)


Videos embed only from YouTube, credit to GMA and 'ambootsaimo' for uploading.

Elmo Magalona Birthday Celebration in Party pilipinas FTW- Video

Watch Elmo Magalona's Birthday Celebration in Party pilipinas FTW.

Video embed only from YouTube, credit to GMA and 'ambootsaimo' for uploading.

Video- JuliElmo performs I Only Wanna Give It to You- Party Pilpinas FTW

Watch JuliElmo performs I Only Wanna Give It to You- Party Pilpinas FTW. 

Video embed only, credits to GMA and the uploader 'ambootsaimo'.

Video- Kyla and Jonalyn Viray performs Open Arms at Party Pilipinas FTW- VOX

Watch  Kyla and onalyn Viray Viray performs Open Arms at Party Pilipinas FTW- VOX.

KYLA - played with the notes so well. she knows what she's doing. way to go. can clearly hit low low notes and high high notes with runs and riffs effortlessly. amazing!!!

JONALYN - knows how to do the voicing. superb high notes as always.


Party Pilipinas Yum Yum Yum Episode Video Teaser

Party Pilipinas Yum Yum Yum Episode on April 29, 2012. Watch Party Pilipinas Yum Yum Yum Episode Video Teaser featuring Enzo Pineda, Alden Richards and Steven Silva.


Party Pilipinas Yum Yum Yum, Opening Number:


Party Pilipinas All-Star Kantahan

Sunday, 22 April 2012

20th Annual Filipino Fiesta in Hawaii with GMA Kapuso Artists

Watch 20th Annual Filipino Fiesta in Hawaii with GMA Kapuso Artists.
Muling makakasalo ng mga Pinoy sa Hawaii ang ating mga Kapuso star sa gaganaping selebrasyon ng 20th Annual Filipino Fiesta sa darating na Mayo 5.
Sa pakikiisa ng GMA Network’s international channels, GMA Pinoy TV at GMA Life TV, makikisaya sa selebrasyon na tinawag na “Pagdiriwang at Pasasalamat," ang Kapuso leading man na si Richard Gutierrez (mula sa upcoming primetime offering na Makapiling Kang Muli) at Kapuso RnB Prince na si Jay-R (Party Pilipinas).
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Saturday, 21 April 2012

Amaya TV Series now Available on DVD

Amaya wants to learn how to be a skilled and courageous warrior like the lumads so she can free her puod from Angaway, but the tribe's leader is wary of outsiders. Will Amaya be able to find a way to gain the trust of the lumads? Find out in the latest volume of AMAYA, now available in stores at Php225.00. Get your copy now!
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"Philippine Agenda" available on DVD

Watch "Philippine Agenda" now available on DVD!

From the most awarded and credible team of broadcast journalists in the country . . . the 5 pillars of GMA News & Public Affairs join forces in the groundbreaking pre-election series "Philippine Agenda". Now available on DVD in Astroplus and Astrovision outlets. Other News & Public Affairs documentaries/titles also available.

image credit:GMA Records

Kris Lawrence, Geneva Cruz, Shiela Valderrama and Jessa Zaragoza signs on GMA Records

GMA Records just signed up and added to their roster of artists Jessa Zaragoza, Kris Lawrence, Geneva Cruz and Shiela Valderrama. Also present during their contract signing were Mr. Felipe S. Yalong - EVP of GMA Network and EVP & COO of GMA Records, Mr. Rene A. Salta - Managing Director of GMA Records, and Mr. Arnold L. Vegafria - artist manager of Jessa, Kris, Geneva and Shiela.

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Julie Anne's 'I'll Be There' Carrier Single Ringtones

Get Julie Anne's 'I'll Be There' Carrier Single Ringtones on your mobile.

Be one of the first ones to have Julie Anne’s carrier single "I'll Be There" on your mobile phones!

For monotone, text: Mono <space> illbethere and send to 4627
For polytone, text: Poly <space> illbethere and send to 4627
For Truetone, text: Ttone <space> illbethere and send to 4627

For ringback tunes, text: CRBT <space> illbethere5 or CRBT <space> illbethere15 and send to 4627

This applies to all local mobile subscribers.


Meanwhile, Keep downloading Julie Anne's songs on your mobile phones! :) To download "Ang Aking Puso" (duet with Derrick Monasterio) as your ringback tune via Globe. Simply text Puso5 and send to 2332 (Php5.00/5 days) or Puso15 and send to 2332 (Php15.00/15 days). For Smart subscribers, just text Puso5 or Puso15 and send to 2728. For Sun subscribers, just text 5140576 and send to 2300.

for monotone: text "mono akingpuso" and send to 4627
for polytone: text "Poly akingpuso" and send to 4627
for true tone: text "Ttone akingpuso" and send to 4627
This applies to all local mobile subscribers.
World Premiere of Julie Anne San Jose's Music Video and first solo Album.

Julie Anne San Jose - I'll Be There OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO Feat. Elmo Magalona
Directed by Mark Reyes

Friday, 20 April 2012

Cristine Reyes alleged text messages to Ara Mina

Ara Mina filed libel and grave coercion charges against Cristine Reyes on Wednesday, April 18, because of the latter's alleged text messages.


As reported from MykiruPep.ph published on Thursday the alleged libelous text messages of Cristine Reyes to Ara Mina then at midnight Friday, Leo Bukas of Journal Online also published more "explosive" text messages that Ara Mina has received from Cristine.
Read them below:
"Lumayas ka na sa bahay mo! Lubog ka na sa utang! Nakakahiya ka! Pasosyal ka pa anu ka ngyaon? Pakainin ka ng kayabangan mo! Pakasalan ka sana ni Patrick (Meneses) para kahit paano guminhawa buhay mu, yu lang inaasahan mo sa buhay di ba? Makapangasawa ng mayaman! Nakakaawa ka! pero ako, hindi ako naaawa sa kagaya mo dahil wala kang kuwentang tao, kapatid, kaibigan.”

“AYOKONG MAGPAKA-STRESS NG PANININGIL SA YO NG UTANG MO BILANG MAYAMAN NAMAN AKO DEDMA NA LANG PERO WAG MO ISIPIN NA NAAAWA AKO SA YO HA. MAS MAY UTAK LANG TALAGA AKONG SA YO KAYA KUKUNIN KO PA RIN KAHIT ANO MANGYARI ANG BAHAY NG HINUHULUGAN MO. MABULOK KA SA UTANG. WAG KA MAGALALA PALAGI KO IREREMIND SI PATRICK AT NANAY NIYA NA PAKASALAN KA SA LALONG MADALING PANAHON PARA NAMAN MAISALBA KA SA KANGKUNGAN. MAKATAKAS KA SA LAHAT NG UTANG MO. HAHAHAHAHAHA. POOR DIRTY ANIMAL.”
“PASALAMAT KA BUSY AKO KAYA DI KITA MAHARAP. IKAW NAMAN ANYTIME DI BA? BILANG NAKANG**GA KA LANG SA KAMA. PAGAL*W NG PAGAL*W SA LALAKI. ITULOY MO YUN CULINARY MO PARA KUNWARI SOSYAL KA AT MAY PINAG-ARALAN KAHIT GALING ULIT YAN SA BULSA NG IBANG TAO. PARA MATAKPAN YUN MGA BAHO MO. KASO TOO LATE NA E, KASI KALAT KA NA SOBRA. KAYA HINDI KITA MAIPAGMALAKI KAHIT KELAN.”
“SO NILABAS MO NA SA FRIENDSHIP MONG MGA CHEAP REPORTERS? O MALAMANG CHINICHISMIS MO NA SA MGA KAIBIGAN MO. I KNOW FOR SURE IKAW ANG SOURCE BILANG YAN ANG GUSTO MO DI BA? ANG PAGUSAPAN, SIGE OK LANG, KAWAWA KA NAMAN E. PARA NAMAN MAALALA KA PA RIN NG MGA TAO NA BUHAY KA PA.”

“LAOS KA NA KASI PASALAMAT KA DI NA AKO NAGTAWAG NG LAWYER KASI AKO MAY PINAPANGALAGAAN PANG CAREER, EH, IKAW? WALA NA, KASI SINIRA MO CAREER MO. BOBITA KA KASI. SISIRAAN MO AKO THRU MEDIA? I DON'T GIVE A SH-T GO ON! PARA NAMAN PAG-USAPAN KA POOR GIRL NA UMAASA NG KASAL SA KUNG SINO MAN ANG MAY PERA PARA MAISALBA BUHAY NIYA AT LUHO NIYA. SOCIAL CLIMBER KASI NA DI MAKUNTENTO SA KUNG ANUNG MERON. DI MO TANGGAPIN NA MAHIRAP KA PA SA DAGA!”
“Kung ayaw niyo manggulo ako sa buhay niyo bayaran niyo utang niyo sa’kin. Kung wala kayo PANGBAYAD ibigay niyo hinihingi ko hangga’t walang bayad. Kung hindi, di ako titigil.
“Pakisabi sa magaling ninyong kapatid na maghanda siya ng lawyer niya at humingi na siya ng pera kay Patrick (Meneses) o kahit kaninong DOM niya na matatawagan para pangtustos sa gagastushin niya sa korte. Dahil after Holy Week, may meeting ako kay Adel Tamano. Bilang ayaw niya ibigay ang hinihingi ko. TAPOS!
“Pokpok ka! Nakakadiri ka! Lahat na tinalo mo. Kapatid mo, mga kaibigan mo tapos bestfriend ng ex BF. Bobita ka talaga. Kala mo kung sino kang mataas. Aborsyunista ka pa! Napaka-makasalanan mo. Kinakahiya kita.
“Ayoko magpaka-stress ng paniningil sayo ng utang mo bilang mayaman naman ako. Deadma na pero wag mo isipin na naaawa ako sayo ha. Mas may utak lang talaga ako sayo kaya kukunin ko pa rin kahit ano mangyari ang bahay na hinuhulugan mo.
“Mabulok ka sa utang. Wag ka mag-alala, palagi ko ire-remind si Patrick at nanay niya na pakasalan ka sa lalong madaling panahon para naman maisalba ka sa kangkungan. Makatakas ka sa lahat ng utang mo. Hahahahahaha. Poor Dirty Animal.
“Kawawa ka naman, kailangan mo talaga magpa-issue para pag-usapan. Mghanda ka ng susuot mo sa mga live interviews mo ha I bet yan ang inaantay mo kasi laos ka na.”

Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho Aqua Summer, Takbo, Talon, Tili!, The Body's Shop, Summer Coolers, and So Inn Love!

Watch Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho on Saturday- April 21 Episode: Aqua Summer, Takbo, Talon, Tili!, The Body's Shop, Summer Coolers, and So Inn Love!

Aqua Summer
Beat the blistering heat with the latest summer adventures like Canyoneering or rappelling along the raging water falls of Moalboal, Cebu, Kayak Surfing in Mercedes, Camarines Norte, and Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Camarines Sur!


 Takbo, Talon, Tili!
Running has never been this fun as various gimmicks are mixed in to make the activity more interesting! In Spain, participants ran in high heels, while in the Philippines, there are also night marathons, and last Saturday, more than 5,000 runners in Sta. Rosa, Lagina ran while avoiding zombies!

Summer Coolers
Stay cool this summer with a wide array of refreshments that will surely tickle your imagination and taste buds! Check out the Crocodile Egg Ice Cream in Davao City, Tilapia Ice Cream in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, and the Malunggay-Saluyot-Talbos ng Kamote and Kasuy Shake in Quezon City!

The Body's Shop
The Davao Jubilee Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Inc. is known for producing and giving out artificial feet and legs to victims of violence and accidents in Mindanao. One of their recipients is two year-old Prince, who lost his left leg in a motorcycle accident.

So Inn Love!
Summer is not just the time for relaxing and having fun, along with the heat comes the heart-warming stories of couples who did not only fall in love with each other, but also with the scenic beauty of the Philippines!

images and text credit: Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho

Regine Velasquez Birthday Celebration in Party Pilipinas- April 22

Watch Regine Velasquez Birthday Celebration in Party Pilipinas on Sunday, April 22.

 GMA’s top-rating noontime party is all set for another combination of show-stopping and unique performances this Sunday with “Fantastic Terrific Wonderful” Party Pilipinas (FTW Party Pilipinas)!
Party Pilipinas gives a royal welcome to the one and only Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, as she celebrates her special day on the Party Pilipinas stage.

The Party Pilipinas’ hottest and most beautiful properties are bringing the heat to thedance floor. Watch out for the sizzling performances of Heart, Carla, Rhian, Sarah,Michelle, Vaness, Sam, Max, Rochelle, Ryza and Bianca.

Armed with their powerful voices and strong stage presence, Kyla, Rachelle, Maricris, Jonalyn, Aicelle, Julie, Krizza, Lovely, French, and Jaya are ready to make another scene as they belt out a string of The Journey’s classic hits in VOX.

Witness as the darling of the crowd, The Keso Boys, get cheesier than ever with their own rendition of the timeless hits of Rick Astley.

Party Pilipinas resident biriteras, Jolina, Rachelle, Kyla, Jensen, Lirah, Lovely, and La Diva join forces with the P-Pop Sensation Down to Mars for another explosive party showdown. Meanwhile, it’s the Xlr8’s turn to move to the beats of the Sayaw Pilipinas crew.

Because you asked for it, the "Party Pilipinas Roleta" is taking another spin with a new twist. This time it's the wannabe divas' turn on the stage. Are they good enough for judge, Regine Velasquez? Find out.

Sunday’s most favourite love team, Julie Anne and Elmo, treats you for another unforgettable kilig performance back-to-back with Elmo’s special birthday number together with Kristoffer and Enzo.

Finally, celebrate OPM pride as two of the greatest bands of today’s generation step in the Party Pilipinas stage. Jamming with the OPM primes, Janno and Ogie, are Kamikazee and Sponge Cola. Don’t miss the biggest event happening this Sunday, April 22, together with the brightest and hottest stars with Fantastic Terrific Wonderful Party Pilipinas (FTW Party Pilipinas) only on GMA.

text source:gmanetwork

Video- Bubble Gang: Little Miss Barangay- Che-che vs Bureche

Watch the Video of Bubble Gang: Little Miss Barangay- Che-Che vs Bureche. Who do you think will wil between Che-che and Bureche in joining Little Miss Barangay?

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Down to Mars- My Everything' Music Video Teaser with Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera enjoys doing a Music Video with one of the hottest male-singing group in the Philippines- Down to Mars. The groups are reported to be star struck with Kapuso Primetime Queen.

Marian in an interview said: “Sa totoo lang, hindi ako sanay na magganito. Pero sabi ko nga, 'What's new? Anong bago rito?' So, ito na yung something new and something na iba sa make-up. Kasi ngayon lang ako nagganito, so ibigay ko na yung todo sa kanila,” sabi niya during an interview right after the shoot.

image credit:GMANetwork



Thursday, 19 April 2012

Jose & Wally A Party For Every Juan dethrone Bb. Pilipinas 2012 in TV Ratings

SNBO presents the comic duo of Jose & Wally A Party For Every Juan outshines dethrone Bb. Pilipinas Coronation Night in TV Ratings. You can watch Jose and Wally Show video replay, here!


Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from April 13 to 16, 2012 among Mega Manila households (People Ratings):

April 13, Friday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 11.4%
2. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) – 8.9%
3. Broken Vow (GMA-7) – 7.5%
4. Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) – 7.2%
5. Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 6.8%
6. Kapuso Movie Festival: Pandoy Ang Alalay Ng Panday (GMA-7) – 6.1%
7. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) – 5.7%
8. One Piece (GMA-7) – 5.4%
9. Mojacko! (GMA-7) – 5.1%
10. Angelito Batang Ama (ABS-CBN) / It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) – 4.9%

Primetime:
1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 14.7%
2. My Beloved (GMA-7) – 11.7%
3. Legacy (GMA-7) – 11.4%
4. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) – 11.3%
5. Dongyi (GMA-7) – 11%
6. Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) – 10.7%
7. Biritera (GMA-7) – 10.1%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 9%
9. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) / Bubble Gang (GMA-7) – 8.3%
10. TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 6.9%

April 14, Saturday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 13%
2. Kapuso Movie Festival: Minsan Ko Lang Sasabihin (GMA-7) – 6.4%
3. Maynila (GMA-7) – 4.4%
4. One Piece (GMA-7) – 4.3%
5. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Love On A Diet (ABS-CBN) / Startalk TX (GMA-7) – 4.2%
6. It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 3.7%
7. Tom and Jerry (GMA-7) – 3.6%
8. Wish Ko Lang! (GMA-7) – 3.4%
9. Tropang Potchi (GMA-7) / Video Incredible (TV5) / 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) – 3.3%
10. Powerpuff Girls (TV5) / Sabado Sineplex: The Bourne Ultimatum (ABS-CBN) – 3%

Primetime:
1. Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho (GMA-7) – 12%
2. Imbestigador (GMA-7) – 9.7%
3. MMK 20 Maalaala Mo Kaya (ABS-CBN) – 8.9%
4. Toda Max (ABS-CBN) – 7.6%
5. Spooky Nights Presents Kalansay (GMA-7) – 7.5%
6. Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited Big Night (ABS-CBN) – 6.7%
7. Wansapanataym: Maan Antukin (ABS-CBN) – 6.3%
8. Just For Laughs Gags (GMA-7) – 5.7%
9. Kapamilya Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) – 5.3%
10. Manny Many Prizes (GMA-7) – 4.8%

April 15, Sunday

Daytime:
1. Kapuso Movie Festival: Ang Kuya Kong Siga (GMA-7) – 8.3%
2. Party Pilipinas (GMA-7) – 6.1%
3. Tween Hearts (GMA-7) – 4.9%
4. ASAP 2012 (ABS-CBN) – 4.2%
5. AHA! (GMA-7) – 4.1%
6. Tom & Jerry Kids (GMA-7) / Slam Dunk (GMA-7) – 3.9%
7. Sunday Sineplex: Madagascar Escape 2 Africa (TV5) / Showbiz Central (GMA-7) – 3.5%
8. Bakugan Gundalian Invaders (GMA-7) / Luv U (ABS-CBN) – 3.4%
9. Ben 10 Alien Force (TV5) – 3%
10. Jewelpet (GMA-7) – 2.7%

Primetime:
1. Kapuso Movie Night: Lastikman (GMA-7) – 15.9%
2. SNBO: Jose & Wally A Party For Every Juan (GMA-7) – 15.7%
3. Ibilib: The Wonders of Horus (GMA-7) – 10.2%
4. Kap’s Amazing Stories (GMA-7) – 8.1%
5. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) – 6.2%
6. Sarah G Live (ABS-CBN) – 5.6%
7. Talentadong Pinoy (TV5) – 5.4%
8. Binibining Pilipinas 2012 (ABS-CBN) – 4.9%
9. Rated K (ABS-CBN) – 4.8%
10. 24 Oras Weekend (GMA-7) – 4.7%

April 16, Monday

Daytime:
1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 11.8%
2. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) – 8.3%
3. Chef Boy Lagro Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 7.7%
4. Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) – 7.6%
5. Broken Vow (GMA-7) – 6.6%
6. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) – 5.5%
7. Mojacko! (GMA-7) / One Piece (GMA-7) / Kapuso Movie Festival: Kutob (GMA-7) – 5.3%
8. It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) – 4.8%
9. Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) – 4.3%
10. Tom And Jerry (GMA-7) – 3.9%

Primetime:
1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 14.6%
2. Biritera (GMA-7) – 12%
3. Princess And I (ABS-CBN) / Legacy (GMA-7) – 11.6%
4. My Beloved (GMA-7) – 11.5%
5. Dongyi (GMA-7) – 11%
6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 10.1%
7. Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) – 9.9%
8. TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) / Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) – 6.9%
9. Alice Bungisngis and Her Wonder Walis (GMA-7) – 6.4%
10. Dream High (ABS-CBN) – 5.2%

Ara Mina files Libel case against Cristine Reyes

Ara Mina on Wednesday afternoon, April 18 filed a libel and grave coercion case against her half-sister Cristine Reyes at the Quezon City fiscal’s office.

"Punung-puno na ako.“Hanggang makakapagpasensiya, magpapasensiya ako. Pero hindi ko na kaya!”

According to ABS-CBNNews.com, Ara finally decided to file a case after she learned from their relatives that Cristine continously badmouthing her related to the alleged dispute over the remaining balance for a house they bought for their mother.

“Sinasabi niya bayaran ko siya. Hindi ko siya kailangan bayaran kasi ako naghulog ng bahay ng mommy ko.

"Hindi ko alam kung ano ang sinasabi niya, kasi nasa pangalan niya yung deed of sale.

"Siya yung nag-down ng P1 million, ako yung naghulog ng P2.3 million.

“Kumbaga, siya yung may lumalabas sa akin ng balance, pero wala na yun, e." 


Ara showed the press Cristine's malicious text message which contained “Kung ayaw niyo manggulo ako sa buhay niyo, bayaran utang niyo sa akin. Kung wala kayo pangbayad, ibigay niyo hinhingi ko [referring to Ara's SUV]. ”

Cristine continued by texting "I'm sure ibebenta mo ‘yang laspag mong katawan na pinagsawaan na ng lahat. Daig pa aso sa sobrang kati.

source:showbiznest

Maxene Magalona and James Younghusband Photo

Kapuso lead actress shares in Instagram via Twitter a photo of her wit James Younghusband together with two other girls.


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Barbie Forteza Official Twitter Account

Folow  Barbie Forteza Official Twitter Account.

Get the latest updates from Barbie Forteza. Follow her on twitter @dealwithBARBIE
Barbie Forteza 

Gilberto Duavit of GMA Network clarifies Philippine Star article that MVP offers up to P45 B for GMA Network.

GMA Network President and CEO Gilberto Duavit Jr of GMA Network clarifies Philippine Star article that Manny V. Pangilinan of TV 5 offers up to P45 B for GMA Network.
GMA Network President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr. clarified certain points raised in a news article by Mary Ann Ll. Reyes published in the Philippine Star last April 14 headlined “MVP offers up to P45 B for GMA Network.”
Duavit said that it is not true that two out of the three major stockholders of GMA “are already amenable to selling their respective 33-percent stake.”
He added that the major and controlling shareholders have not yet received a price that is acceptable to them. “We are presently not in serious negotiations with the PLDT group as we have not yet received an offer price that is acceptable to us. The Network is not for sale but that is not to say it may not be sold, depending on the offer price,” Duavit reiterated.
Duavit also clarified that the sale of GMA to the PLDT group nearly occurred in 2001 with the signing of a Memorandum Of Understanding between the owners and the said group. He mentioned that there were agreements already reached then among the owners on both pricing and a sale of a majority stake, contrary to the news article. The transaction, however, did not materialize due to issues encountered by the buyer, and not because of a disagreement on the indicated P14 billion price.

GMA Network and GMA News TV wins three silver medals at the 2012 New York Festivals

Congratulations to GMANews for winning three silver medals at the 2012 New York Festivals.GMA proven once again that it is the most awarded News Network in the Philippines. Front Row: Bente Dos (Twenty-Two) and Front Row: Yaman Sa Basura (Child Urban Miners) wins Silver Awards for GMA News TV while I-Witness: Lapnos (Burn) wins another Silver Medal for GMA Network



GMA Network, Inc.
Silver World Medal
GMA News TV - News and Public Affairs
Front Row: Bente Dos (Twenty-Two)
Biography/Profiles

GMA Network, Inc.
Silver World Medal
GMA News TV - News and Public Affairs
Front Row: Yaman Sa Basura (Child Urban Miners)
Social Issues/Current Events

GMA Network, Inc.
Silver World Medal
News and Public Affairs
I-Witness: Lapnos (Burn)
Social Issues/Current Events

GMA Network, Inc.
Finalist Certificate
News and Public Affairs
Report Card
Community Portraits

GMA Network, Inc.
Finalist Certificate
GMA News TV - News and Public Affairs
Pluma: Si Rizal, Ang Dakilang Manunulat(Rizal, The Great Writer)
History & Society

GMA Network, Inc.
Finalist Certificate
News and Public Affairs
Born to be Wild: The Born Expeditions Finale The Monster of Mae Klong and The Great White Shark
Nature & Wildlife

GMA Network, Inc.
Finalist Certificate
GMA News TV - News and Public Affairs
Reel Time: Lusong (Live to Dive)
Social Issues/Current Events

GMA Network, Inc.
Finalist Certificate
News and Public Affairs
I-Witness: Gintong Putik
Social Issues/Current Events

GMA Network, Inc.
Finalist Certificate
GMA News TV - News and Public Affairs
Reel Time: Tira (Infected)
Social Issues/Current Events

Here's GMA Network Statement about the latest honor:

GMA News and Public Affairs has bagged three Silver World Medals and six Finalist Certificates at the prestigious 2012 New York Festivals Television and Film Awardsheld on April 17 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

I-Witness’ "Lapnos" (Burn) episode won the Silver World Medal for the Social Issues and Current Events category, while GMA News TV’s Front Row brought home two Silver World Medals – one for the Social Issues category for its "Yaman sa Basura" (Child Urban Miners) episode and another one for the Biography/Profiles category for the documentary program’s "Bente Dos" (Twenty-Two) episode.

I-Witness’ "Lapnos" gives viewers a glimpse inside the burn unit of the Mindanao Burn Center in Davao City . Here, Peabody Award winner Jay Taruc learns about the victims’ individual – at times, harrowing – stories.

"We are honoured to receive this silver medal from the NYF. Lapnos was a heartbreaking yet powerful story that moved all of us who produced it. But what makes this story truly remarkable, apart from the recognition it recently received, is its power to raise awareness on this small, forgotten hospital in Mindanao . Even now, we continue to receive pledges for the hospital and its patients, and for this we are truly grateful. We dedicate this award to the burn victims who shared their story with us and hope that more can be done to alleviate their suffering," says Angeli Atienza, program manager for I-Witness’ Lapnos episode.

"This documentary was passionately executed by the men and women of I-Witness. We dedicate this award to our dear 12 year old Christy, who succumbed to complications from her burn wounds. God bless you and God bless Mindanao," adds Executive Producer Lea Llamoso.

Front Row’s "Yaman Sa Basura" tells the story of twin boys risking life and limb working in an urban mine in order to help their family. "Bente Dos" (Twenty-Two), on the other hand, narrates the life of a couple living in Manila ’s slums, together with their children - all 22 of them.

"GMA News TV is just a year old channel. With Front Row's two medals, we take so much pride and honor to receive more medals than any other Philippine network from the New York Festivals this year. Our local audience has embraced the non-traditional, no-host, no-voiceover documentary format and we are glad that jurors from international award-giving bodies have appreciated it as well," says Johnson Tam, Program Manager for Front Row.

Meanwhile, three GMA entries brought home Finalist Certificates including the I-Witness episode on compressor mining presented by Peabody award-winning journalist Kara David dubbed Gintong Putik; the GMA special that delved deep into the current situation of the country’s education system in Report Card; and Born To Be Wild’s The Born Expeditions Finale: The Monster of Mae Klong and The Great White Shark where, in the presence of a Philippine wildlife team, a world breakthrough in sting ray research was documented on video.

Leading Philippine news channel GMA News TV – only on its first year of airing but is already making its presence felt even in the international arena – also brought home three more Finalist Certificates: GMA News TV’s historical docudrama tracing the evolution of Dr. Jose Rizal’s writings, Pluma: Si Rizal, Ang Dakilang Manunulat(Rizal, The Great Writer); and two Reel Time episodes - Lusong and Tira. Lusong (Live to Dive) tells the story of a father and his son’s race to earn enough money through diving while Tira (Infected) narrates the alarming cases of young teens suffering from sexually transmitted diseases.

The New York Festival International Television and Film Awards is one of the world’s most prestigious award-giving bodies dedicated to both the television and film industries. It encourages next generation story-tellers to break new grounds by honouring the winners within each competition each year. 

source:GMANetwork

The Mommy Returns movie by Regal Films

The Mommy Returns is about a mother, Ruby (Pokwang) who dies right on the day of her 25th wedding anniversary with husband, William (Gabby). With her untimely death, she is temporarily trapped in PURGA (short for Purgatory) with its guardian, Dyoga (Lapus), ang diyosa ng purga and the pesky Manny, the chicken pet of San Pedro.


Enter Catherine (Ruffa) – a younger, fresher, and much, much prettier woman who comes into the life of William. When she threatens to take Ruby’s place as mother to her three beloved children (Kiray, Gerald, and Jillian), hell breaks loose as Ruby escapes back to earth as a ghost to scare and drive Catherine out of the family she left behind.

It is directed by Joel Lamangan and premieres on May 9, 2012.

Philippines TV Ratings April 16 2012

Legacy is GMA's No.1 Primetime teleserye followed by biritera and My Beloved.

Here are the TV ratings last April 16, 2012 (Monday) based on the survey of AGB Nielsen (Household Ratings) in Mega Manila, Philippines:

Daytime:
Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 26.8%
The Good Daughter (GMA-7) – 20.7%
Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) – 19.2%
Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 17.1%
Broken Vow (GMA-7) – 16.9%
One Piece (GMA-7) – 13.8%
Slam Dunk (GMA-7) – 13.7%
Mojacko! (GMA-7) – 13%
Kapuso Movie Festival: Kutob (GMA-7) – 12%
It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) – 11.4%

Primetime:
Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 27.6%
Legacy (GMA-7) – 24.3%
Biritera (GMA-7) – 24.2%
My Beloved (GMA-7) – 23.2%
24 Oras (GMA-7) / Princess And I (ABS-CBN) – 22.6%
Dongyi (GMA-7) – 21.4%
Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) – 19.4%
Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) – 15.3%
TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) – 14.3%
Alice Bungisngis and Her Wonder Walis (GMA-7) – 13.4%

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

"Let’s Fiesta" TV- Panaad Festival on April 29

Watch "Let’s Fiesta" TV- Panaad Festival on April 29. Catch the highlights of the Kapuso celebration of the Panaad Festival via the "Let’s Fiesta" TV Special airing in all eight (8) regional stations of GMA Network in Davao, CDO, GenSan, Dagupan, Cebu, Iloilo, Naga, and Bacolod.


An estimated crowd of 15,000 Negrenses were treated to an exciting Kapuso experience via the Panaad Festival: Kapuso Night held recently at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City.

Featuring topnotch performances from RnB Princess Kyla and Steven Silva of Party Pilipinas, and Kapuso leading lady Sarah Lahbati (from the upcoming Kapuso primetime offering Makapiling Kang Muli), the event served as the highlight of the Kapuso Network’s participation in this year’s Panaad Festival.

Steven and Sarah, who are both products of GMA’s popular talent reality search Starstruck, surprised the audience with a special duet number. The sizeable crowd went agog as the two artists fueled the “kilig explosion” with their seemingly good rapport.

The excitement reached fever pitch as soon as Kyla took the stage. And the RnB Princess did not disappoint with her impressive song numbers. She also participated in the Kapuso Meet and Greet in SM City Bacolod at 4pm that day.

“I feel very touched by the warm welcome extended to us by the Negrenses. It was nice to see them dancing and singing along during my performances. Nakakatuwa sila!” shares Kyla.

“It’s my third time here in Bacolod and it feels good to be here again to entertain our Kapuso fans. I hope they’ll continue to support all our shows on GMA. Sana abangan din nila ang mga bago naming programa,” says Sarah.

Steven is also excited about joining the Panaad festivities. “Ang daming tao! I hope they enjoyed celebrating the festival with us and I definitely look forward to seeing them again in our next visit.”

Meanwhile, RnB Prince Jay-R of Party Pilipinasand Kapuso heartthrob TJ Trinidad (Makapiling Kang Muli) serenaded the candidates of the “Lin-ay Sang Negros” beauty pageant during its Coronation Night last April 13 at the Panaad Park and Stadium. TJ, together with Bubble Gang's sexy actress Jackie Rice, took centerstage in another fun and exciting Meet and Greet that took place the following day at SM City Bacolod.

The team behind GMA Regional TV was just ecstatic not just with the successful outcome of the events but also with the warm reception they received from the local audience.

“By just merely seeing all the smiles in the audience's faces, we know for a fact that all of our hard work and preparations for this year's Panaad Festival surely paid off. We thank all Kapusong Negrenses for welcoming us once again and for continuously making GMA Network number one in their hearts,” says Oliver Amoroso, Assistant Vice President for Sales and Marketing of GMA Regional TV.

source:GMANetwork

Monday, 16 April 2012

Katrina halili and Kris LAwrence got baby girl

Kris announced on his Twitter account last Friday, April 13. “Guess what guys??” he tweeted. “IT’S A GIRL.”

The 29-year-old singer confirmed the news in GMA-7’s “Showbiz Central” Sunday, April 15.

Katrina likewise announced her baby’s gender on Twitter.

“Ocge na nga.. Share ko na.. Baby Girl po...” she tweeted, adding that the “tentative” name for their baby is Kristina (a combination of hers and Kris’s names).

The “My Beloved” star admitted she is pregnant late last month.

“Masaya ako. Blessing ito," she said in an interview with “Startalk TX” last March 24.

source: Yahoo Asia

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Pasado Awards 2012 Full Lists of Winners- Angel and Anne Best tied in Actress

PASADO (Pampelikulang Samahan ng mga Dalubguro) has released the winners in the 14th Gawad Pasado 2011 in the presscon held on April 13, 2012 at NationalTeachers College in Quiapo, Manila.
 
The awards ceremony will happen on Saturday, April 28, 6 p.m. at Angelicum College, Quezon City.

Full Lists of Winners:

PINAKAPASADOng Pelikula:
In The Name of Love (Star Cinema)
Asiong Salonga: Manila King Pin (Scenema Concepts)
Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (FDL Entertainment)

PINAKAPASADOng Direktor:
Olivia M. Lamasan (In the Name of Love)
Alvin Yapan (Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

PINAKAPASADOng Aktor:
Aga Muhlach (In the Name of Love)
ER Ejercito (Asiong Salonga: Manila King Pin)

PINAKAPASADOng Aktres:
Angel Locsin (In the Name of Love)
Anne Curtis (No Other Woman)

PINAKAPASADOng Katuwang na Aktor:
Paulo Avelino (Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa)

PINAKAPASADOng Katuwang na Aktres:
Bangs Garcia (Segunda Mano)

PINAKAPASADOng Istorya:
Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (Alvin Yapan)
In the Name of Love (Enrico Santos at Olivia M. Lamasan)

PINAKAPASADOng Editing:
In the Name of Love (Marya Ignacio)

PINAKA PASADOng Sinematograpiya:
Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (Arvin Viola)

PINAKAPASADOng Dulang Pampelikula:
No Other Woman (Kriz G. Gazmen at Ricardo Fernando III)

PINAKAPASADOng Disenyong Pamproduksyon:
Asiong Salonga: Manila King Pin (Fritz Silonio)

PINAKAPASADOng Paglalapat ng Tunog:
Asiong Salonga: Manila King Pin (Albert Michael Idioma)

PINAKAPASADOng Musika:
Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (Victor Robinson III)

Heart Evangelista and Daniel Matsunaga tweets break-up

Heart earlier tweeted, “Being single is embracing growth,” which she followed up with, “breakups don't always mean the other one was bad or we didn't love each other it could just be… we were too different.”

Meanwhile, model-actor, Daniel Matsunaga, tweeted on Saturday afternoon, said, “just asking God ....why? i tried.” His message bore a sad face icon.


He added, “cant be happy at this moment guys...God bless u all...thanks for the words....i am sure u all know what is happening....:(”

Daniel also said he intended to stay offline for a while. “I am going to be away of the internet for a few days...sorry for that...hope u guys understand....God bless u all,” he wrote.

You can read between the tweets and it is a confirmation that the couples already broke-up.

Video- Eat Bulaga in Calfornia USA- March 31, 2012

Watch Eat Bulaga in Calfornia USA- March 31, 2012.

The Dabarkads brought laughter to the thousands who watched them perform live at the Cow Palace in California last March 31.






Video- Behind the Scenes of the 'Makapiling kang Muli' Pictorial

Watch the Video- Behind the Scenes of the 'Makapiling kang Muli' Pictorial. Makapiling Kang Muli is an upcoming teleserye on GMA Network starring Carla Abellana and Richard Gutierrez. Also in the cast are Sarah Lahbati, TJ Trinidad, Mark Anthony Fernandez, and Ms. Gloria Romero.

Catch Richard Gutierrez, Carla Abellana, Mark Anthony Fernandez, TJ Trinidad, Sarah Lahbati, Ms. Gloria Romero, and the rest of the Makapiling Kang Muli cast on the set of their official photo shoot!

Video credit:GMA Network:


Tuloy ang paghahanda sa pinaka-bagong primeteime ng GMA Telebabad na "Makapiling kang Muli" at excited na excited na lahat ng mga cast members sa first taping ng kanilang bagong project.

PARTY PILIPINAS “PRIME” Episode, April 15, 2012- Video Teaser

Watch PARTY PILIPINAS “PRIME” on April 15, Sunday.

GMA’s top-rating programs and the celebrities who dominate primetime and afternoon prime come together on one stage in a rare and highly anticipated showcase of talent, beauty and glam with Party Pilipinas PRIME!
These stars will make their presence roar and their stardom soar even more as they present an exhilarating line up of performances in the country's number one concert party!

Witness Kapuso Network’s biggest loveteams as they give in to a romantic moment onstage! Your beloved sweethearts...Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, move and groove to a perfect symphony of real love!

The ladies who are feisty while acting are even feistier on the dance floor! Witness Heart and Lovi together with Alex and Solenn leave an unforgettable legacy of sexiness...live!



Primetime and Afternoon Prime’s loveteams sing and stomp to your favourite dance grooves on our fresh offering of Dance Duets!

Meanwhile, prepare for a Tweenvasion as the Tween stars join the Sayaw Pilipinas crew for a round of dance showdown!

Listen to the most requested theme songs of GMA teledramas tastefully interpreted by the artists who originally sang them on Love Party Pilipinas!

And finally, see an exclusive look at the upcoming episodes of all the drama shows on GMA!

Let us treat you to an unprecedented TV Moment with an exclusive and intimate time with Pinoy Tinseltown’s hottest stars with Party Pilipinas Prime!, this Sunday, April 15 only on GMA.



 text source:GMANetwork

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Jose And Wally Show: A Party For Juan And All on SNBO

Watch Jose And Wally Show at Smart Araneta Coliseum, A Party For Juan And All on Apil 15 at SNBO

Sa April 15, 10PM (Philippine Time) mapapanood sa SNBO ang sold-out concert ng Eat Bulaga hosts na sina Jose Manalo at Wally Bayola! Pinamagatang Jose And Wally Show: A Party For Juan And All, ito ay ginanap last March 2, 2012.


“Jose & Wally at Smart Araneta: A Party for Every Juan” got a huge turnout. The sold-out tickets speak that it has indeed become a party for every “Juan”. This showed two important things: the bankability of the comedic tandem of “Jose & Wally” and also the marketing power of Eat Bulaga in building stars who become like family to the masses.

Jose & Wally became a Trending Topic Worldwide on April 15, head to head with Bb. Pilipinas.

Video Replay embed only from YouTube:













Friday, 13 April 2012

24 Oras Livestream and Replay- April 13, 2012

Watch 24 Oras, weekdays at 6:30 PM on GMA Network. This livestream is available only for Philippine viewers.

24 Oras (24 HOURS) is the flagship national network news broadcast of GMA Network. A nightly national newscast which airs in the Philippines and worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV. It is aired Weeknights at 6:30-8:00 PM, Saturdays at 5:15 to 6:00 PM and Sundays at 6:00 to 6:45 PM (PST). The newscast is simulcasted on radio thru Super Radyo DZBB 594 kHz in Mega Manila and several of its regional Super Radyo stations nationwide.



video embed only from YouTube: credit to GMANetwork

Talentadong Pinoy 2012 Grand Finals Battle of the Champions

Watch Talentadong Pinoy 2012 Battle of the Champions! Talentadong Pinoy grand finals also known as the Battle of the Champions, which will be held on May 5 and 6 at the Quezon City Memorial Circle.

This year’s Ultimate Talentado will bag the grand prize package of P1 M cash, abrand new car, and a chance to compete and represent the country in the World Championship of the Performing Arts (WCOPA) to be held in Hollywood, California.


Watch all eight contenders of Talentadong Pinoy’s Battle of the Champions perform live this coming May 5, with the celebrity Talentado edition and announcement of winners happening on May 6 - Live from the Quezon Memorial Circle.

Video and text credit to TV5


Mga Kapatid!
Sa May 5&6 na po ang pinaka-aabangang showdown ng taon!
Ang Talentadong Pinoy Battle of the Champions!
The best versus the best in one spectacular battle

Handa na ang walong champions na maglalaban-laban!
Ang birit champion ng Marikina City...Ayegee!
Ang kundiman champion ng Guiguinto, Bulacan...Melbelline!
Ang ballroom dancing champion ng Catarman, Northern Samar...Dancing is Fun!
Ang duo dancing champion ng New Jersey, USA...Craig & Samantha!
Ang hulla hoop champion ng Fairview, Quezon City...Astroboy!
Ang pole dancing champion ng Holy Spirit, Quezon City...Sustantivo!
Ang sand art champion ng Hagonoy, Bulacan...Monica!
At ang soul singing wildcard ng San Mateo, Rizal, Rhyzza!

Mamangha sa sangkatutak na talento at sorpresa
Abangan ang magdadatingang mga performers at artista
At alamin kung sino ang hihiranging 2012 Ultimate Talentado!

TALENTADONG PINOY BATTLE OF THE CHAMPIONS 2012!
Hosted by mister Ryan Agoncillo!
Sa May 5 & 6 na!
Live sa Quezon City Memorial Circle,

Abangan din ang Talentadong Pinoy pre-finals round sa April 29,
Linggo, 7:30 ng gabi
Sa TV5!

"Tweets for My Sweet" TV Online Trailer with Marian Rivera

Kapuso Primetime Queen,Marian Rivera is back on drama-comedy series via GMA-7's "Tweets for my Sweets" which is set to premiere this coming May 2012.

Joining Marian in this weekly drama-comedy series are Chef Boy Logro, Nova Villa, Sheena Halili, Mikey Bustos, Barbie Forteza, Elmo Magalona, and Roderick Paulate.



"Pare & Pare" with Ogie and Michael V on GMA

Watch  "Pare & Pare" with Ogie and Michael V on GMA.

This May, prepare to get loads of laughter and live entertainment on your TV screens as GMA-7 launches its newest comedy-musical-talk-show for the whole family toenjoy with Pare & Pare!
There’s plenty of excitement in this first-of-its-kind program which will be hosted by no less than multi-awarded singer & songwriter Ogie Alcasid and three-time Asian TV Best Comedy Actor Michael V.

Pareng Ogie and Pareng Bitoy, both legends in the industry for their comedic genius and impeccable showmanship, will join forces in redefining the Filipino viewers’ fascination for late-night talk shows – which can be engaging and informative, playful with unscripted comedy and will leave audiences with a memorable entertainment experience every episode.

The content of each show differs every week including live interviews with popular and controversial figures in the country, live musical performances by some of the best music acts and hottest online sensations in the industry and exciting newsegments that will be delivered by the popular comic tandem with their flawless talent and spontaneous humor.

Some of the interesting segments that will be introduced in the show are The Week In Review, Barako Tips, Sabi-Sabi Po, Bet Mo, Bet Ko, and Masa Poll.

As a matter of fact, Ogie and Michael V are magkumpare in real life which definitely adds to their chemistry both on and off camera. Their friendship has gone a long way and their partnership has been successfully tried and tested with their numerous collaborations together including the longest-running gag show Bubble Gang, Hole In The Wall and Yaya and Angelina: The Spoiled Brat Movie.

Join the star power of Ogie Alcasid and Michael V. in Pare & Pare, set to hit Filipino homes this May on GMA-7.

TITANIC: 100 YEARS, PHILIPPINE RASPBERRY, EBA SI ADAN! ADAN SI EBA!, MUKHA NG PAG-ASA at BB. TRANSGENDER IN KMJS April 14 Episode

Watch Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho presents; TITANIC: 100 YEARS, PHILIPPINE RASPBERRY, EBA SI ADAN! ADAN SI EBA!, MUKHA NG PAG-ASA at BB. TRANSGENDER on April 14 Episode. 

Titanic: 100 Years

At the eve of the 100th Anniversary of Titanic's sinking, Jessica Soho goes to Singapore where parts of the ship have been recreated and displayed along with some of the actual personal effects of Titanic's passengers. Discover why the story of the tragic fate of more than one thousand five hundred passengers in the ill-fated vessel continues to mesmerize today's generation.


Philippine Raspberry

In the search for the cure of Alzheimer's Disease, some experts believe that Sapinit, or wild raspberry, which is found in the forests of Dolores, Quezon, can slow down its effects. Is this the first step towards finding the cure for this common degenerative disease?

Eba si Adan! Adan si Eba!

Filipino model Bruce Venida is an androgynous model --- one that can be styled in both male and female outfits. Models like him are such a hit in the international scene for their interchangeable looks. But even those who are not involved in the fashion business are considered androgynous because of their physique!

Mukha ng Pag-asa

Last month, Richard Norris underwent a full facial transplant in Maryland, America. This life-changing procedure may not have been fully practiced in the Philippines, but there are also some successful facial reconstructive surgeries that have already been done in our country.

Bb. Transgender

The issue of transgenders, or male individuals who underwent sex change, becomes a hot topic again after officials of Miss Universe pageant announced that they will be accepting transgender candidates starting next year. In this historical move of Miss Universe Organization, will the competition remain fair between female and their surgically-enhanced counterparts?

Stefano Langone “I’m On a Roll" Video on American Iol Season 11

Watch Stefano Langone “I’m On a Roll" performance on American Iol Season 11 which he is set to perform on April 26.

In an interview, Stefano said, “It will be almost a year to the day since I was last on. "I think a lot of people will be surprised because it’s a new sound, but I still have the same soul.” Video will be psoted here once it becomes available online.

Glee performs You Should Be Dancing Video

Watch Glee performs You Should Be Dancing Video. Blaine, Brittany and Mike perform the song from the Bee Gees. Darren Criss can truly sing anything. A true Pinoy talent!


Thursday, 12 April 2012

Philippine TV Ratings April 9, 2012

Eat Bulaga rules Daytime while Biritera and Legacy remains strong on Primetime block. Here are the TV ratings last April 9, 2012 (Monday) based on the survey of AGB Nielsen (Household Ratings) in Mega Manila, Philippines.

Daytime 

  1. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) – 24.7%
  2. Chef Boy Lagro: Kusina Master (GMA-7) – 17.2%
  3. The Good Daughter (GMA-7) – 16.5%
  4. Broken Vow (GMA-7) – 14.9%
  5. Hiram Na Puso (GMA-7) / One Piece (GMA-7) – 14.5%
  6. Slam Dunk (GMA-7) – 14%
  7. Mojacko! (GMA-7) – 13.8%
  8. Angelito Batang Ama (ABS-CBN) – 12%
  9. Kapamilya Blockbusters: Kung Fu Hustle (ABS-CBN) – 11.1%
  10. Jackie Chan Adventures (GMA-7) / It Started With A Kiss (GMA-7) – 10.9%


Primetime

  1. Walang Hanggan (ABS-CBN) – 28.5%
  2. Biritera (GMA-7) / Legacy (GMA-7) – 24%
  3. Dahil Sa Pag-ibig (ABS-CBN) – 23.3%
  4. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 22.9%
  5. E-Boy (ABS-CBN) – 22.8%
  6. My Beloved (GMA-7) – 22.4%
  7. Dongyi (GMA-7) – 20.4%
  8. TV Patrol (ABS-CBN) – 17.8%
  9. Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4 (ABS-CBN) – 17.3%
  10. City Hunter (ABS-CBN) – 12.1%

GMA’S KACHING KACHING KAPUSO PROMO

Join GMA’S KACHING KACHING KAPUSO PROMO. How to join GMA’S KACHING KACHING KAPUSO PROMO?

PROMO DATES:

Promo Period : March 26 – May 5, 2012
Sending of Entries : April 8 – May 5, 2012

PARTICIPATING BRANDS:

• Globe
• Bear Brand Busog Lusog Family Cereal Drink
• Maggi Magic Sarap
• Nescafe 3in1
• Special By Lucky Me
• Argentina Corned Beef

PROMO MECHANICS:

Manood ng GMA araw-araw at abangan ang Kaching Kaching coins na lalabas sa mga piling programa at pwedeng manalo ng mga malalaking papremyo!

text and photo credit: gmafacebookpage


HOW TO JOIN:

1. Simula April 8, 2012, manood lang ng GMA araw- araw at abangan ang Kaching Kaching Coins na lalabas sa mga piling programa.

2. Tandaan kung saang programa ng GMA nakita ang Kaching Kaching Coins.

3. Para sumali, isulat ang mga sumusunod sa isang papel:

a. Petsa kung kailan nakita ang Kaching Kaching Coins
b. GMA program kung saan nakita ang Kaching Kaching Coins
c. Name
d. Age
e. Address
f. Tel. No. / Cell. No.
g. Signature

Halimbawa:
Petsa: April 8, 2012
GMA Program: Startalk
Name: Pearl Acuesta
Age: 24
Address: 2244 Pagkakaisa St., Kasilawan, Iloilo City
Tel No. 09179170917
Signature: PAcuesta


4. Siguraduhing bawat entry ay may kasamang proof of purchase ng alinman sa mga sumusunod
na produkto:

GLOBE
Any of the following:
• One (1) of any denomination of Globe prepaid cards
• Avail of Globe’s IMMORTAL TRIO or IMMORTAL TXT
Dial *143# then follow these instructions:
• Press Answer then type 1 (to select NEW for “choose your promo”) and press SEND
• To choose promo: press Answer then type 1 (to select IMMORTAL) and press SEND
• To choose Immortal Service: press Answer then type 1 for IMMORTALTRIO or type 2 for IMMORTALTXT and press SEND
• Press Answer then press 1 (for “subscribe”) and press SEND

-a text message from 8888 with the 16-digit trace number will be received

BEAR BRAND BUSOG LUSOG Family Cereal Drink

Three (3) empty sachets of BEAR BRAND BUSOG LUSOG Family Cereal Drink Original or Choco variant, or any combination thereof

MAGGI

Five (5) empty packs of any combination of MAGGI MAGIC SARAP ALL-IN-ONE SEASONING GRANULES (any size), MAGGI MAGIC SABAW (any variant), and MAGGI MAGIC SINIGANG (any size and variant)

NESCAFE 3in1

Three (3) empty packs of any combination of NESCAFE 3in1 Strong and Rich and NESCAFE 3in1 Sweet and Mild

SPECIAL BY LUCKY ME

One (1) empty pack of any SPECIAL BY LUCKY ME variant

ARGENTINA CORNED BEEF

One (1) label of ARGENTINA CORNED BEEF 100g or 150g

*combination of POPs from different sponsors is not allowed*combination of POPs from different sponsors is not allowed.



5. Submission of entries:

5.1. Para sa GLOBE PREPAID LOAD CARDS, BEAR BRAND BUSOG LUSOG FAMILY CEREAL DRINK, MAGGI, NESCAFE 3IN1, SPECIAL BY LUCKY ME, AT ARGENTINA CORNED BEEF:
A. Ilakip ang entry at ang proof-of-purchase sa isang legal-sized white envelope. Isulat sa likod ng envelope ang mga sumusunod:

a. Promo Title
b. Petsa kung kailan nakita ang Kaching Kaching Coins
c. Area kung saan nakatira (isa sa mga sumusunod: NCR, Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao)

Halimbawa:

Kaching Kaching Kapuso
April 8, 2012
Visayas


B. Ihulog ang entry na may kumpletong detalye at may kalakip na proof of purchase sa mga drop boxes na matatagpuan sa GMA Regional TV at Radio stations nationwide o sa GMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue Quezon City.

5.2 Para sa GLOBE IMMORTAL TRIO or IMMORTAL TXT:

A. Text in the following details to 4627 to register.

Syntax: KACHING REG Name/age/address/region
Example: KACHING REG Kim Santos/21/Session Road, Baguio/Luzon
* One time registration is required and FREE.

B. Text in Globe’s Immortal Txt 15/ Immortal Trio 25 Trace Number to 4627 to send in your POP entry.

Syntax: KACHING <16 digit trace number> / Show Name/ Date
Example: KACHING 1234567890123456/Startalk/April 8
* P2.50 for submission of Unique Code.

C. Only the mobile number that is registered to the IMMORTAL service can submit the trace number.

D. The time reflected by Globe and GMA’s systems shall be controlling.

Qualified entries must:
• be registered to Kaching Kaching Kapuso’s POP Submission service;
• match the mobile number with the trace number sent, as provided by Globe Telecoms;
• have submitted his/her entry within the duration of the service: April 8- May 5, 2012
• have received a confirmation text from GMA access numbers; and
• be present at GMA system database within the promotion duration.

HOW TO WIN:

DAILY PRIZES

1. Sa loob ng apat (4) na lingo, Bubunot ng tatlong (3) daily winners mula sa apat na area ng bansa (total na 12 daily winners mula sa NCR, Luzon, Visayas, at Mindanao).
2. Ang twelve (12) daily winners bawat lingo ay makatatanggap ng P5,000 cash prize bawat isa.
3. Lahat ng daily winners ay i-aannounce sa winners plug na ipalalabas sa commercial gaps ng iba’t ibang programa ng GMA.


WEEKLY PRIZES

1. Bubunot ng isang (1) weekly winner mula sa isang naka-assign na area sa linggong iyon.
2. Ang bawat weekly winner ay makatatanggap ng P20,000 cash prize.
3. Lahat ng weekly winners ay i-aannounce sa winners plug na ipalalabas sa commercial gaps ng iba’t ibang programa ng GMA.


OTHER DETAILS:

1. Only participants from ages 18 and above are eligible to join the promo.
2. All employees of the participating sponsors, its advertising/media agencies; employees of GMA Network and its subsidiaries; employees of Promotech Resources and their relatives up to the third civil degree of consanguinity or affinity are disqualified from joining the promo.
3. Tampered and damaged entries shall invalidate the entry and Proof of Purchase must be at least 70% complete.
4. All entries for the playing week shall be raffled off. Only completely filled-out entries with correct proof of purchase shall be valid to win.
5. Participants can only win once per promo week.
6. Winners may claim their prizes by presenting any two (2) of the valid identification papers (voter’s I.D., TIN, SSS or GSIS number, driver’s license, school or company I.D., senior citizen’s I.D. or passport, etc).
7. Authorized representatives must present an authorization letter and valid identifications (voter’s I.D., TIN, SSS or GSIS number, driver’s license, school or company I.D., senior citizen’s I.D. or passport) of both parties.
8. Winners shall have until sixty (60) days upon receipt of the notification to claim their prizes. All prizes will be claimed in locations (GMA Network Center, GMA Radio Stations, or GMA Regional TV stations) specified in the registered mail.
9. Winners will be subject to verification of GMA Network Inc. and witnessed by an FDA representative before awarding of prizes.
10. GMA Network Inc. shall pay the 20% tax for cash prizes exceeding P10,000.
11. GMA Network Inc. reserves the right to publish and/or broadcast any winners' names, addresses, photos and likeness for advertising & publicity purposes without further compensation to the winner.
12. Unclaimed prizes are forfeited in favor of GMA Network Inc. with prior approval of FDA.
13. All prizes are non-transferable.
14. ALL CASH PRIZES TAX FREE!

IMPORTANT DATES:

Week 1

Playing Dates / Entries Covered April 8- April 14
Cut-Off (Saturday, 6PM) April 14, 2012
Raffle Draw (Wednesday) April 18, 2012

Week 2

Playing Dates / Entries Covered April 15 - April 21
Cut-Off (Saturday, 6PM) April 21, 2012
Raffle Draw (Wednesday) April 25, 2012

Week 3

Playing Dates / Entries Covered April 22 - April 28
Cut-Off (Saturday, 6PM) April 28, 2012
Raffle Draw (Wednesday) May 2, 2012

Week 4

Playing Dates / Entries Covered April 29 - May 5
Cut-Off (Saturday, 6PM) May 5, 2012
Raffle Draw (Wednesday) May 9, 2012


As per DOH-FDA Permit No. 0404, Series of 2012.

GMA Network hits P13.083 billion consolidated revenues in 2011

GMA Network hits P13.083 billion consolidated revenues in 2011-report says.

GMA Network, Incorporated (GMA), the leading broadcast media company in the Philippines, hit consolidated revenues worth P13.083 billion in 2011.

Notwithstanding the absence of P2.054 billion worth of revenues from political advertisements generated in 2010 and the global impact of financial crisis in Europe and slow economic recovery in the US last year, the Company delivered a fairly competitive business performance.

In fact, despite the cutback in the advertising budget of top multinationals whose headquarters are based abroad, the Network’s leadership in nationwide ratings won for the Company a substantial portion of the available ad spend.

GMA Channel 7, the Company’s top performing business unit and the country’s most watched television station, posted an eight-percent revenue growth from regular advertising during the financial period versus the preceding year, more than double the gross national product (GNP) growth rate of only 3.5 percent in 2011.

The channel also raised its ad loading minutes by 2.1 percent even with rate adjustments that took effect in February of 2011. ABS-CBN, meanwhile, suffered the hardest hit by the ad spend cutback among local broadcasting companies with a 7.1-percent drop in ad loading minutes during the comparable period.

GMA Radio, with improved ratings both in the AM and FM bands, delivered a 15-percent revenue growth from regular advertising. GMA Regional TV made a 21-percent hike year-on-year in recurring ad placements.

Meanwhile, GMA International ended 2011 with a six-percent growth in revenues in US dollar terms, but the growth rate slowed down to only four percent in peso terms due to the appreciation of the Philippine peso exchange rate. Total revenues from subscription, licensing and advertising revenues made thru overseas operations reached P965 million.

GMA International runs the Network’s flagship international channel GMA Pinoy TV (GPTV) and the Filipino lifestyle channel GMA Life TV (GLTV) with estimated global viewer counts of two million and one million, respectively.

Both channels can be accessed thru a number of channel carriers in Filipino viewer-rich territories abroad such as the US, Canada, Middle East, Africa, Japan, Guam, Saipan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Diego Garcia, Europe, and the Carribean.

The International Edition of the Philippines’ number one news channel – GMA News TV International (GNTVI) – currently airs in Australia, Canada, Guam, Japan, Madagascar, UAE and soon in Europe, Malaysia and the US. It is also now available for downlinking in North America.

Alongside GMA’s three linear channels, GMA’s top-rating radio stations DZBB (AM band) and DWLS (FM band) are also now widely distributed among Filipino communities abroad. Soon, GMA will also strengthen its international video-on-demand (VOD) offer for multiple platform distribution to take advantage of changes in subscribers’ viewing habits and the growing popularity of viewing content via the Internet and mobile and portable devices.

In the domestic market, GMA continues its aggressive expansion efforts with the rise of capital-intensive originating stations in Ilocos and Bicol, which will be operational by the third quarter of this year.

Total operating expenses for the financial period had a single digit growth to P8.984 billion amid higher costing programs on primetime television, and the station-wide reformatting of Channel 11 from QTV to GMA News TV.

Total programming hours of in-house produced programs aired both on GMA Channel 7 and GMA News TV substantially hiked from 2010 to 2011, causing an 11-percent growth in production costs across all business segments to P5.105 billion. The aforementioned programming mix for Channel 11 drove down the amortization of program rights.

The four-percent rise in general and administrative expenses came mostly from the growth in personnel costs aligned with bonuses and merit increases to sustain competitiveness of compensation packages.

The year ended with earnings before income, taxes, depreciation, and amortization of P3.090 billion, and net income after tax of P1.715 billion.

The Company announced the release of cash dividends amounting to P1.944 billion at P0.40 per share, equivalent to 114 percent of its full 2011 net income. Payout date is on May 9, 2012.

The Company is poised to deliver better business performance in the new financial cycle. GMA used the 2011 drop in ad spend as an opportunity to strengthen its product and programming as reflected in its permanent standing as the nationwide ratings leader. This makes GMA an even stronger contender for a bigger share in the advertising pie as the industry recovers at the onset of 2012. As early as end-February this year, the GMA marketing group already closed 85 percent of 2012 sales targets with signed agreements from regular advertisers.

In both traditional and new media, GMA continues to be the Filipinos’ preferred source of news and entertainment.

With the recent launch of the Company’s umbrella site, www.gmanetwork.com, its online audience can access news, entertainment, and public service right at their finger tips anywhere.

The flagship international channel GPTV also made its mobile television service available to Filipinos in the Middle East. The service had 4,600 subscriptions in two months since its launch in September of last year.

The go-to portal for timely information, www.gmanews.tv, enlarged the presence of television content from GMA News and Public Affairs. The site has a lead of more than 200,000 followers over closest competitor ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) on Twitter, and a similar lead over ABS-CBN News on Facebook.

On television, GMA kept a significant 3.1-point lead in household audience share over ABS-CBN and a whopping 18.6-point lead over TV5 in National Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM) in the previous year.

This is according to broadcast industry’s recognized ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

GMA’s established presence in the country’s key viewer hubs, Total Urban Luzon and Mega Manila, which respectively comprise 77 percent and 59 percent of total television households nationwide, is reflected in the Network’s yearlong double-digit margins over competitors.

The Nielsen TV Audience Measurement used by GMA is also used by 21 companies including two other local networks, namely, TV5 and Solar Entertainment; Faulkner Media; CBN Asia; 14 advertising agencies and three regional clients. On the other hand, ABS-CBN is the only local major TV network reportedly subscribing to Kantar Media, formerly known as TNS.

In Mega Manila alone, the Nielsen TV Audience Measurement has a sample size of 1,190 homes as compared to Kantar Media's 770 homes. Nationwide, Nielsen has a total sample size of 2,000 homes compared to the lower sample size of 1,370 utilized by Kantar Media.

GMA Films partnered with US Film Distributor Freestyle Releasing for The Road’s theatrical release in the US next month, making history as the first ever Filipino film to be distributed commercially in North America and Canada.

source:gmanetwork

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