‘Artista Academy’ Begins Battle for P20M this July 30!

Philippine television’s grandest and most intensive search for the next big stars begins this July 30 as TV5 premieres Artista Academy, the only reality-based talent competition offering real artista training in a legitimate school of television arts.

Sixteen candidates aged 16-22 will battle it out for P20 M worth of total prizes and the prestige of being hailed as Artista Academy’s Best Actor and Best Actress.

Hosted by seasoned actors Cesar Montano and Marvin Agustin, Artista Academy will share with viewers the real journey of 16 showbiz aspirants. They will undergo extensive curriculum-based training at the Asian Academy of Television Arts (AATA) to become certified professional actors equipped with the acting versatility and right attitude to make names for themselves in showbiz.

The highly successful one-time grand auditions last June 19 saw a crowd of over 13,000 packing the SMART Araneta Coliseum. Artista Academy had to conduct rigorous screening in choosing the 16 finalists who have what it takes to become TV5’s biggest new stars.

All 16 finalists who will be chosen as Artista Academy students will be granted full scholarship to the AATA and will undergo comprehensive training with the best minds in the industry. These include multi-awarded directorJoel Lamangan, music master Louie Ocampo and dance guru Georcelle Dapat of G Force. They are also joined by other esteemed TV professionals and distinguished celebrities.

Artista Academy is directed by acclaimed film and TV director Mac Alejandre, who also heads the TV5 Talent Center. He will be working with well-known entertainment executive and AATA head Wilma Galvante.

Aside from the P20 Million-worth of total prizes to be won by the Artista Academy Best Actor and Best Actress, TV5 will also grant them lead roles in a forthcoming teleserye. Not only will they be armed with the right acting training from AATA to become the industry’s future stars, they will also be the richest of all winners in the Philippine talent search history.

“No other program has offered such school-based learning and development from a real academy of television arts. It will truly be a life-changing experience for not just one but two students. This is real fame, fortune, and stardom. This is as real as it can get,” said TV5 Creative and Entertainment Production Head Perci Intalan.

Hosts Cesar Montano and Marvin Agustin will be sharing the journey of the 16 Artista Academy students. As Live Exam Presenter, Cesar will be seen every Saturday as he hosts the show’s live performance night. Marvin will be the reality host who imparts the real drama behind each finalist every weeknight. Sitting in as Live Exam critics every Saturday night are Grand Slam Actress Lorna Tolentino and renowned actress-host Gelli De Belen.

“Rescue” marks second anniversary of promoting a culture of preparedness among Pinoys!

This Thursday night, catch another episode of GMA-7’s reality-documentary program “Rescue” withArnold Clavio as they go all the way to Davao City to meet the dedicated men behind the city’s mainemergency response unit, Central 911.


Witness how rescuers from Central 911 come to a man’s aid after he was shot with an arrow in the face. Meanwhile, in another emergency incident, rescuers found themselves in a tussle with avenomous snake that sneaked into another resident’s house. These are just some of the many cases that the rescuers of Central 911 face while on duty. Central 911 receives anywhere between 40 to 50 calls for assistance every day.

Meanwhile, “Rescue” also marks its second year by promoting a culture of preparedness among Filipinos. A disaster preparedness seminar was conducted in Barangay Matina Aplaya in Davao City, one of the communities badly hit by flooding in Davao last year. This seminar, spearheaded by “Rescue” host Arnold Clavio, was conducted in support of the Department of Health’s Disaster Preparedness Month.

Following the event in Davao, the entire team of “Rescue” is set to visit Dagupan City this Saturday, for another leg of its disaster preparedness seminar in Barangay Lasip Granda. Barangay Lasip Granda was one of the barangays in Dagupan that also experienced extreme flooding at the height ofthe flood spawned by Typhoon Mina on Aug. 29, 2011. From 8 to 11am, Clavio and the entire “Rescue” team will share major points on rescue, first aid, and life support procedures to the residents of the said barangay.

Who among the 172 contestants will make the cut and who will get booted from the Boot Camp?

Out of thousands of hopefuls from across the country, only 172 auditionees will advance to the next round and enter the Boot Camp this Saturday (July 21) as the competition continues in the top-rating and biggest musical event of the year, “The X Factor Philippines.

Inside the Boot Camp, contestants will undergo various trainings to prep up for another make-or-break performance before judge-mentors Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Charice, and Pilita Corrales. From 172 contestants, the judge-mentors will have to make the cut and trim them down to only 20contestants— five per category namely Girls (solo female performers 16-25 yrs old), Boys (solo male performers 16-25 yrs old), Adults (solo performers 26 yrs old and above), and Groups.

Who will make the cut and who will get booted from the Boot Camp? Don’t miss the country’s biggest and grandest musical event of the year, “The X Factor Philippines,” with KC Concepcion as host, every Saturday, after “MMK,” and every Sunday, after “Sarah G Live” on ABS-CBN.

Follow the show’s official Twitter account at @thexfactorphil and tweet your thoughts and reactions using the hashtag #XFactorPH.

“One True Love,” keeps lead in TV ratings in its timeslot in Mega Manila!

Filipino viewers are continuously addicted with GMA Network’s drama series, “One True Love,” after the program’s impressive ratings performance on the weeknight primetime race. According to the most widely recognized ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement, “One True Love” kept its lead in TV ratings in Mega Manila which comprises 59.5 percent of total television householdsnationwide.


Based on average overnight household data recorded in viewer-rich Mega Manila from July 9 to 13, it remains matchless with 39.4 share points, versus its counterpart program which posted 33.3 points. “One True Love” not only dominated its timeslot with high numbers but also became one of the most popular and well loved dramas of the Kapuso Network. The series, which premiered last June 11, quickly propelled lead stars Alden Richards and Louise delos Reyes to stardom.

Under the helm of Andoy Ranay, “One True Love also stars Jean Garcia, Raymond Bagatsing, Agot Isidro together with Bembol Roco, Caridad Sanchez, Benjie Paras, Carlene Aguilar, Tiya Pusit, Wynwyn Marquez and Lucho Ayala.

One True Love” airs weeknights after “Makapiling Kang Muli” on GMA Telebabad. Get the latest updates about “One True Love” from its official facebook page (www.facebook.com/GMAOneTrueLove), twitter account (@GMAOneTrueLove) and the GMA Networkwebsite (www.GMANetwork.com).

Capt. Joy Roa hosts “Asian Air Safari,” the only aviation and travel-adventure show in Asia!

Discover and experience Africa from the unique perspective of a real life pilot in the newest and seventh season of flying adventure and travel show, Asian Air Safari beginning on July 22, Sunday, on ANC. Host and producer Capt. Joy Roa will take viewers past popular tourist spots by immersing in the wild, culture, people, sights, and cuisine of the most exotic locations in the continent and showing spectacular vistas that can only be seen from the skies.

Asian Air Safari,” the only aviation and travel-adventure show in Asia, has transported viewers to the most popular and unusual locales in 150 cities in 38 countries across all continents, except Antarctica for a total of 86 episodes, including the new eight episodes of season 7.

When asked to name three unpopular destinations overlooked by travelers, Roa said it would be the Pacific side of northern Luzon for its nice beaches and coastline, the atoll islands between Zamboanga and Jolo that are better than Maldives, and Bugsuk Island.

Roa, a well-loved and influential figure in the aviation industry with 34 years of experience, also revealed that aside from Africa, the new season will present features of his multi-continental adventures, including cross country flights, a stopover in New Delhi, a helicopter race against motorcycle ridersfrom Manila to Laoag, and a tour on Oshima Island, Japan. He also flew a brand new Phenom 300 jet with stops in Kuala Lumpur and Bali, before landing in Perth, Australia.

“Flying on my own makes the world smaller and allows me to accomplish more by saving a lot of time. Traveling enables me to deepen my understanding of the world through seeing the great structures andmonuments made throughout the history of different cultures,” said Capt. Joy, who is also the organizer of the annual Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.

An inspiration to aviation and travel enthusiasts, Capt. Joy hopes to impart his passion for flying and encourage viewers to explore the Philippines and rally for the improvement of the country’s reputation as a premier tourist destination.

“In our show, we make a conscious effort to reveal the often overlooked places and make known how important it is for the country to recognize their potential and invest in developing it,” he said.

Capt. Joy has made aviation to be his show’s advocacy after observing that the industry was in bad shape and needed to be given attention. “We were hoping to show the numerous contributions of aviation to the country’s economy and encourage the new generation of aviators to start their careers early,” he said.

Check out the world’s most breathtaking destinations without leaving the comfort of your homes fromCapt. Joy Roa in “Asian Air Safari,” Sundays, 8:30 p.m. starting July 22 on ANC.

“Bulilit Rockstar” Cha-Cha Cañete releases her first album with a mall show!

The Goin’ Bulilit (GB) kids aren’t only cute and good in comedy. Cha-Cha Cañete from the famousMutya-Cha” proves this by launching her first ever album entitled “Bulilit Rockstar” this July 22 (Sunday) at the Robinson’s Place Manila.

The album consists of nine original tracks plus 10 bonus tracks. Even before its official launch, it has received positive responses due to its high number of sales in Astroplus and Astrovision in the past four weeks.

Meanwhile, fun-filled kids as they are, the GB kids take the all the works and contributions of the late tito Dolphy seriously. That’s why this Sunday (July 22), the kids will celebrate the Comedy King’s hilarious stints in comedy through their “Dolphy Sketch”.

Apart from this special segment, they will also spoof everyone’s favorite spider-hero – Spiderman.They will also have an opening musical called “Basta Ako” while their funny sketches “Pausong Okasyon”, “Bumper” and “Mutya-Cha” will tickle everyone’s funny bone. All these and a lot more scenes with “Tatak Dolphy” that will surely make us laugh and remember on Goin’ Bulilit this Sunday (July 22) after TV Patrol Weekend on ABS-CBN.

“The Phantom of the Opera” stages in Manila on August 25 to Sunday, September 30!

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s megamusical “The Phantom of the Opera,” based on the French novel “Le Fantôme de l’Opéra” by Gaston Leroux, gets its Philippine premiere after 24 years since the production opened on Broadway.

An international touring production of “The Phantom of the Opera,” featuring cast members from theUnited Kingdom, United States of America, Australia, and South Africa, runs at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ main theater from Saturday, August 25 to Sunday, September 30.

Jonathan Roxmouth and Claire Lyon will lead the 130 cast, crew and orchestra members with the jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects and more than 230 costumes by international designer, the late Maria BjörnsonJonathan will play Phantom and Claire will play the role of Christine.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s critically acclaimed masterpiece celebrated its 25th anniversary on the West End stage last year, and continues to play to full houses nightly in London, New York and around the world. “The Phantom of the Opera” has been seen by over 130 million people worldwide, in more than 27 countries, has won over 50 major theatre awards, and has grossed more than $5.6 billion.

Book your tickets now at Ticketworld 891-9999 or log on to www.ticketworld.com.ph.

Gerald Anderson is B-day guest on “Sarah G Live” this Sunday!

Popstar Sarah Geronimo will be treated to a momentous birthday bash this Sunday (July 22) in “Sarah G. Live!” as Drama Prince and close friend Gerald Anderson graces the “SGL” centerstage as her guest co-host for the very first time.

Aside from Gerald, also joining Sarah’s month-long birthday celebration is Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano who is going to set the energy level higher in an unforgettable world-class production number. The said episode is set to raise the bar higher as the Popstar pays a ‘King of Pop tribute’ to her no. 1 idol, Michael Jackson. Still with Sarah in the upcoming episode are her resident dance royalty Gab Valenciano, co-host Luis Manzano, musical director Louie Ocampo, choreographer Georcelle Dapat-Sy, G-Force, and director Erick Salud.

Don’t miss the continuing month-long birthday celebration of Sarah on the trending and top Sunday primetime show of ABS-CBN, “Sarah G. Live!” 8:15pm, after “Rated K.” For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.comor follow @SGLiveOFFICIAL on Twitter and like SarahGLiveOFFICIAL on Facebook.

Boy Abunda Tackles the Benefits and Dangers of Stem Cell Theraphy this Saturday on ‘The Bottomline’!

Asia’s King of Talk Boy Abunda recently flew to Germany for the stem cell therapy of his mother, Nanay Lesing.

This Saturday, July 21, in “The Bottomline With Boy Abunda,” Boy will tackle the benefits and dangers of the fast rising medical breakthrough. With the expertise of National Kidney and Transplant Institute urologist Dr. Dante Dator, discover the reason why a lot of people, including political figures and showbiz personalities, want to undergo the treatment. What is the process of stem cell therapy? How effective is it? Is the stem cell therapy the most effective cure for serious illnesses such as HIV and cancer?

Don’t miss the ‘Ani ng Dangal 2012′ awardee “The Bottomline with Boy Abunda” this Saturday, 11:30 pm, after “Banana Split” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Martin del Rosario and Lemuel Pelayo goes shirtless sexy for “Pintada”!

Precious Hearts Romances Presents; Pintada” is making our afternoon TV viewing sizzling hot!

 It is very evident in the photoshoot for the teleserye as Martin del Rosario and Lemuel Pelayo goes shirtless sexy.
Pintada is another ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold block offering also stars Denise Laurel and Coolen Garcia.
It tells the story of a passionate affair of a teacher and her student.

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