“Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto,” warmly welcomed by Filipinos in its pilot week!

Filipinos warmly welcomed the return of Angelito (JM De Guzman) on afternoon television as the premiere of “Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto” hit a national TV rating of 13.5% last Monday (July 16),beating its rival program with only 10% based on the combined urbal and rural TV audience measurement data from Kantar Media.

The show also consistently beat its rival show in the succeeding days, making it a very strong contender in the afternoon block. Viewers first followed Angelito’s struggles as a single dad in “Angelito: Batang Ama” which was the number one afternoon drama series in ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold.

As his story continues in this new chapter, Angelito also confronts new challenges in his life as a family man. He recently discovered that Rosalie’s dad Delfin (Al Tantay) has another family after bumping into Rodel (Aldred Gatchalian), Delfin’s son out of wedlock. Angelito has also yet to learn about Jenny (Kaye Abad) bearing his child which will surely rattle his marriage with Rosalie (Charee Pineda).

How will Angelito face all these problems? Don’t miss “Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto,” Mondays to Fridays, after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN.

ABS-CBN’s SONA leads national TV ratings!

More Filipinos tuned in to ABS-CBN’s live coverage of President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III’s third State of the Nation Address last Monday (July 23) at the Batasang Pambansa.

ABS-CBN’s “Ulat sa Bayan: Ang Ika-3 SONA ni Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III” scored anational TV rating of 15%, or almost six points higher than GMA’s “SONA 2012” with only 9.2%, based on data from Kantar Media that covers urban and rural areas in the country.

Veteran broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez anchored the live coverage from the studio, while Lynda Jumilla led other ABS-CBN news reporters in delivering fresh updates before and after the SONA straight from Batasan. ABS-CBN’s media platforms Studio 23, ANC, and DZMM TeleRadyoalso delivered live coverages of the SONA to free TV and cable TV subscribers.

JM de Guzman topbills MMK this Saturday!

Kapamilya leading man JM de Guzman topbills “Maalaala Mo Kaya” this Saturday (July 28) as he will portray the role of Acmad, a man who fell in love with a beautiful but elusive lady named Flor (Marlann Flores). Despite Flor’s rejection and harsh treatment, Acmad did not give up and remained driven to win Flor’s heart. Until one day, Flor shocked Acmad when she agreed on living together with him in exchange of P700.

How long can a man survive an unrequited love? Together with JM and Marlann in the “MMK” episode are Cai Cortez, Rey PJ Abellana, Glenda Garcia, Deborah Sun, Shey Bustamante, Franzen Fajardo, Jovic Susim, Kyra Custodio, Ces Aldaba, Jojit Lorenzo, Nikki Javier, and Claire Bercero. It was researched by Akeem del Rosario, written by Maan Dimaculangan-Fampulme, and directed by Rechie del Carmen.

Don’t miss another extra-ordinary tale of love in “Maalaala Mo Kaya” (MMK) this Saturday, after “Wansapantaym.”

Sarah Geronimo falls off the stage while performing in her concert!

Popstar Sarah Geronimo staged  her second 24/SG Concert at Araneta Coliseum on July 21.

The 24-year-old singer was making her way down a flight of steps and she missed the last one, thus she slipped in front of the crowd as she performed “And I am Telling You.”

This is what Sarah said of her performance:

“Buwis buhay ‘yun ha!,”

Watch the video below:

Resorts World Manila (RWM), to stage Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” this September!

Resorts World Manila (RWM) will stage the Rodgers and Hammerstein timeless masterpiece “The King and I” in the celebrated stage of its Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT) in September.

The King and I” is the fifth masterpiece of the celebrated tandem of Rodgers and Hammerstein. The story revolves around a widowed English school teacher who travels to Siam to serve as tutor to the many children of the King. Anna’s task of introducing the kingdom to the modern world brings about disputes with the King whom he learned to respect and love over time. Considered as one of the most beloved classics in theater, “The King and I” has garnered world-wide acclaim, including 5 Tony Awards for its original 1951 Broadway run, and 5 Academy Awards for its 1966 film adaptation. It is a story as beautifully intricate and multi-faceted as the culture it portrays, brought to life with timeless songs and melodies.

The musical is best known for the performance of actor Yul Brynner as the King, who went on to win an Oscar for the well-loved movie version. “The King and I” was revived on Broadway in 1996 with Fil-American actor Lou Diamond Phillips as the King. Lea Salonga was also part of a special recording of the musical released in 1992 with musical theater icon Julie Andrews.

The King and I” is the third major stage offering of Resorts World Manila after bringing the magical extravaganza “Kaos” and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Sound of Music.

Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria, is ‘Prime-Tanghali’ King and Queen with the sucess of “Be Careful With My Heart”!

After zooming to the top of daytime TV, lead stars of ABS-CBN‘s romantic comedy series, Be Careful With My Heart,” Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria are now hailed by fans as ‘Prime-Tanghali’ King and Queen.


Based on the latest data of Kantar Media, ABS-CBN’s ‘Prime-Tanghali’ romantic-comedy series continues to be the country’s no. 1 daytime TV program as it garnered last Thursday (July 19) its all-time high national TV rating of 21.7%. Its newest rival program in GMA, “The Baker King: The Big Return” only got 7.1%. Also on the same day, Be Careful With My Heart reached the no. 5 spot of the list of the overall top TV programs nationwide.

According to Richard, who is now known to viewers as the widower businessman ‘Mr. Lim,’ he, Jodi,and their whole team feel so blessed for the instant success of their show.

“To all the TV viewers and thos who watch our show online, thank you so much for all your support. We are extremely grateful that all of you follow and stick with us in the ‘Prime-Tanghali’ timeslot,” said Richard. “We are so happy with the high ratings and we offer this success to all the fans who made the show no.1.”

ABS-CBN’s ‘Prime-Tanghali’ King believes that “Be Careful With My Heart” captured the hearts of viewers because of it ‘perfect mix’ of great elements. “I think a lot of people now want to feel good and be entertained. I guess we have the perfect mix of comedy, romance, and true-to-life story that TV viewers look for,’ shared Richard. Together with Richard and Jodi in “Be Careful With My Heart” areAiza Seguerra, Mutya Orquia, Sylvia Sanchez, Divina Valencia, Gloria Sevilla, Pen Medina, Robert Ortega, Kalila Aguilos, Paul Jake Castillo, Micah Munoz, Janella Salvador, Jerome Ponce, JM Ibanez, Sunshine Garcia, Vivieka Vivieka, Tart Carlos, Twinkle Dy, Antonette Garcia, Nick Lizaso, and Sunshine Cruz. 

Continue to follow the blossoming cute love story of Mr. Lim and Yaya Maya (Jodi) in “Be Careful With My Heart,” everyday, 10:45am, before “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN’s Prime-Tanghali.

ANC beefs Up THE WORLD TONIGHT starting July 23!

ANC, the country’s most influential and trusted cable TV news channel, is beefing up its nightly newscast “The World Tonight” with veteran broadcast journalist Tina Monzon-Palma bringing a comprehensive wrap of the day’s biggest stories, exclusive interviews, and news with global and local perspective beginning Monday (July 23), 10 p.m.

Columnist extraordinaire Teddyboy Locsin Jr., meanwhile, will give intelligent analysis of news reports in his commentary segment “Teditorial.”

An award-winning journalist and public servant whose career in journalism has spanned four decades, Tina Monzon Pama is a news icon in Philippine broadcast journalism who has built and carried her credibility through the years. She joined “The World Tonight” on ABS-CBN in 1998 and when it moved to ANC in 2001.

Tina, who also anchors ANC’s issue-oriented interactive talk show “Talkback with Tina Monzon-Palma,” first made a mark on the public as a newscaster with uncompromising principles during the Marcos years and eventually served as news executive and TV network COO in the 90’s.

With numerous awards won including the prestigious Ka Doroy Broadcaster of the Year, Tina’s career is also marked by her efforts as program director of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.’s Bantay Bata 163 and Sagip Kapamilya programs. Moreover, she has championed advocacies for children’s welfare through her documentaries in ABS-CBN current affairs program “Krusada.”

For the latest news and commentaries on issues here and abroad, catch “The World Tonight” with Tina Monzon-Palma and Teddyboy Locsin Jr. on ANC, weeknights at 10 p.m.

Gloc-9 album ‘MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata’ track-list revealed!

Premiere rapper Gloc-9 is mighty proud of his forthcoming release MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata, his first under Universal Records.

“I have worked very hard for this album,” says Gloc-9. “Before, I would record albums for about two months. For MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata, it took me around six months.”

He adds that he is ultimately satisfied with the album, which includes collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry – Chito Miranda, Bamboo, Ebe Dancel, Jay Durias, Billy Crawford, Maychelle Baay of Moonstar 88, among others.

“I have always been fond of stories of other people,” adds the rapper. “This album contains various stories from people from all walks of life.”

Gloc-9 admits being super proud of the album’s single Sirena, which talks about the story of a responsible gay man. The song also features Ebe Dancel.


“I think this is the first time that a song about a gay man is presented in a first person’s point of view,” explains Gloc-9. “I worked very hard on this song for it not to be offending to anyone.”

The music video of Sirena also boasts of Boy Abunda’s participation.

The rapper also adds that MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata marks a new chapter in his career as this is his first release under Universal Records, where he joins its elite roster of artists like Gary Valenciano, Jose Mari Chan, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Parokya Ni Edgar, Christian Bautista, Kamikazee, Sam Concepcion, among others.

“I am very thankful that Universal welcomed me into their stable,” concludes Gloc-9. “I am looking forward to doing more projects with my new label.”


MKNM (Mga Kwento ng Makata) Tracklist:

1. Balak ni Syke
2. Apatnapungbara feat. Ian Tayao
3. Silup feat. Denise Barbacena
4. Alalay ng hari feat. Allan Mitchell Silonga
5. Sirena feat. Ebe Dancel
6. Hindi mo nadinig feat. Jay Durias
7. Sino (interlude)
8. Salarin feat. Bamboo Manalac
9. Inday feat. Cathy Go
10. Bakit hindi feat. Billy Crawford
11. Malakas (interlude)
12. Pison feat. Chito Miranda
13. Thankful feat. Maychelle Baay of Moonstar88 & Bambu

Bonus Tracks
14. Hari ng tondo feat. Denise Barbacena
15. Kung tama Siya feat. Jaq Dionisio of Kissjane

Vilma Santos Golden Showbiz Anniversary Celebration this Sunday in ‘ASAP 2012′!

ASAP 2012” will throw a grand golden celebration this Sunday, July 22, for the 50th showbiz anniversary of the Stars for All Seasons Vilma Santos with a string of world-class production numbers to be led by Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Piolo Pascual, Vina Morales, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Angeline Quinto, Jed Madela, and Yeng Constantino.

Relive the 50 golden years of the Star for All Seasons through the show-stopping performances prepared by the ASAP Kapamilya including the must-see surprise from Billy Crawford, Nikki Gil, Karylle, “Aryana” love teamElla Cruz and Paul Salas, and “Lorenzo’s Time” lead stars Zaijan Jaranilla and Belle Mariano. Also watch out for the special production number of Vilma’s “The Healing” co-stars Kim Chiu and Pokwang together withJohn Prats, Empress, Sam Concepcion, Bugoy Cariño, and Chokoleit; followed by the breath-taking dance showdown of Maja Salvador, Shaina Magdayao and Cristine Reyes.

Get ready to sing and dance with the back-to-back birthday bash of Diether Ocampo with Sam Milby andJovit Baldivino; and Rayver Cruz with the Supahdancers Iya Villania, Saicy Aguila, and Beth Dazo. Don’t miss the newest soundtrack of phenomenal TV drama “Walang Hanggan;” and introduction of the newest ASAP boy group.

Experience acoustic as its best as Bamboo, Aiza Seguerra, Juris, Richard Poon, JM de Guzman, andPaolo Valenciano treat everyone with another hair-raising vocal act.

Meanwhile, Gerald Anderson, Enchong Dee, Enrique Gil, and Bangs Garcia are going to set the dancefloor on fire with their hottest dance moves.

Don’t miss the Star for All Seasons’ golden anniversary in 2012 Gawad Tanglaw Best Musical Variety Show, “ASAP 2012” this Sunday, 12:15 noon, on ABS-CBN.

Jake Cuenca on the Success of His Soap: ‘I Think People Appreciate It for Being Realistic’!

Actor Jake Cuenca is ecstatic about the continuing success of their Kapamilya Gold teleserye, “Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo,” which remains to be the no. 1 afternoon drama series in the country today.

Jake said that it feels good that their avid followers even share, through social networking sites, their sentiments about the show’s well-loved characters, striking lines, and memorable scenes.

“We are so flattered and thankful how viewers respond to our show,” said Jake. “I think people appreciate it for being realistic and because they can relate with the personal struggles of Paul (Jake), Sarah (Shaina Magdayao), Mia (Bangs Garcia) and their families.”

Jake further shared that he enjoys portraying the role of Paul, the husband who cheated on his wife for his ex-girlfriend.

“I learn a lot from Paul, especially from his mistakes,” he said. “Now that Paul is back in the Philippines, he will pay for all the pain he had caused Sarah and Mia. He will really suffer. And that is what viewers should watch out for.”

Don’t miss the country’s no.1 afternoon program, “Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo,” after “Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto” in ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold. For more updates log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

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