Richard Gutierrez returns on TV via “Love & Lies,” on GMA Telebabad this Monday!

GMA Network offers another original series that will definitely make viewers glued to their TV screens with the premiere of Love & Lies.  It will replace Temptation of Wife beginning April 8 on GMA Telebabad.

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Love & Lies is a suspenserye and a fast-paced action-romance series topbilled by Richard Gutierrez. He plays the role of Edward, a highly decorated officer of the Philippine Navy. Richard returns to primetime after appearing in the successful drama and action series entitled Makapiling Kang Muli.  Playing her leading ladies are Michelle Madrigal as Cathy and Bela Padilla as Denise.

The series also stars Sid Lucero, Paolo Contis, Neil Ryan Sese, Miguel Tanfelix, Jeric Gonzales and Thea Tolentino. Completing the star-studded cast are Bobby Andrews, Melissa De Leon, Lloyd Samartino and Luz Valdez.

In its 9-week run, Love & Lies promises its audience with full of unpredictable and breathtaking twists and turns.

The series tells the story of Edward (Richard) who lives a perfect life with his wife Cathy (Michelle). As Cathy belonged to a wealthy family, her parents were against her having a relationship with a mere soldier. However, because of Edward’s perseverance, Cathy’s parents eventually accepted him as their son-in-law.

Despite his work, Edward doesn’t compromise his time with his family. He places his family and his wife on top of his list of priorities. In return, Cathy supports him in every step of the way.

He is content living a simple yet peaceful life with his wife and friends. However, everything changes when he gets assigned to spearhead a naval operation and it suffers a casualty. Since he is the leader of the operation, Edward takes full responsibility of the tragedy. Because of what happened, the lover of the victim, Ricardo (Neil Ryan) vows to make life difficult for Edward.

While contemplating on leaving the service, Edward’s wife gets kidnapped. He will think that Ricardo is the mastermind of the kidnapping because he believes he carries a vendetta. With the help of the police and his best friend Gabby (Sid), they will try to look for Ricardo so they can get a lead on where Cathy is. In the process of looking for Ricardo, Edward crosses path with Ricardo’s sister, Denise (Bela). She is also looking for her brother.

However, when they finally get a lead where Ricardo is, they find him dead and Cathy is nowhere to be found. Edward becomes more determined in searching for his wife while Denise vows to find out who killed his brother.

At some point in the story, Edward is set up and becomes the prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance. Edward denies the allegation, and its only Denise who believes him.

Edward becomes more and more determined in finding his wife to prove that he has nothing to do with the kidnapping. While he is searching, he is also being hunted by the police. Denise believes Edward is innocent and stays with him all through out. Denise never leaves his side and starts to fall for Edward.

Who kidnapped Cathy? Will Edward still find his wife? Who is the mastermind of all the things that is happening to Edward? What further mysteries will Edward uncover while in the process of searching for his wife?

Under the helm of director Mark Reyes and with the original concept by RJ Nuevas, Love & Lies shows how far a man will go to rescue his greatest love.

The creative team is composed of Creative Director, Jun Lana; Creative Head, Jake Tordesillas; Creative Consultant, Denoy Navarro-Punio; Headwriter, Richard “Dode” Cruz; writers,­­­ Jules Katanyag, Christine Novicio, Luningning Ribay; and Brainstormers, RJ Nuevas, Liberty Trinidad, Lobert Vallela.

Love & Lies, created by the GMA Drama Group, is supervised by the Officer-In-charge for Entertainment, Lilybeth G. Rasonable; AVP for Drama, Redgie Acuña Magno; AVP for Drama, Cheryl Ching-Sy;  Program Manager, Helen Rose S. Sese with Executive Producer, Leilani Feliciano-Sandoval. Love & Lies premieres April 8 only on GMA Telebabad.

Alden Richards, Bela Padilla and Kylie Padilla prepare special Valentine recipes in Sarap Diva!

This Saturday (February 9), learn the special Valentine recipes of three of GMA’s hottest properties – Alden Richards, Bela Padilla and Kylie Padilla.

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Bela prepares her specialty, Salmon Zuchinni, while Kylie teaches her Halal recipe, Pininyahang Manok. Alden shows off his resourcefulness with his Lechon Paksiw recipe.

Meanwhile, Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid shares the latest trend replacing flowers as a first date gift, the Fruiquet or Fruit bouquet.

The surprises never end as one of Sarap Diva’s twitter followers wins a date with Alden.

Love is truly in the air with another Saturday morning filled with good food, talk and music in Sarap Diva, 9:45am on GMA.

GMA afternoon drama “Magdalena” finale airs Friday!

Viewers of the GMA afternoon drama “Magdalena” can look forward to more explosive plot twists and big confrontations as the series airs its final episodes this week.
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Now down to its last three days (January 16-18), Bela Padilla’s character is finally free from the wicked hands of Baron (Ryan Eigenmann) after surviving her near-death confrontation with the man who abused, and ruined her life.

As Lena starts a new life, she is torn between the two most important men who never left during her ordeal: Abel (Dion Ignacio) and Jet (Pancho Magno). She is still in love with Abel but Jet is very persistent to win her heart. Who will Lena choose in the end?

Meanwhile, Carol’s (Pauleen Luna) secret that Abel is not the real father of her son is finally out. Abel is relieved and tells Lena that he will pursue her again. Does Abel deserve a second chance at love with Lena? Should Lena take back Abel and rekindle their romance?

Magdalena also stars Maria Isabel Lopez, Sharmaine Arnaiz, Irma Adlawan, Alan Paule Deborah Sun, Lexi Fernandez, Charizze Solomon, Boddie Cruz, Prince Stefan, Vivo Ouano, Alvin Aragon, Mayton Eugenio, Via Antonio, Chuckie Dreyfuss, Tess Bomb and Mercedes Cabral.

Magdalena is based on the Pilipino Komics “Kukulayan Ko Ang Langit” written by RJ Nuevas.

Under the direction of Gina Alajar, Magdalena airs weekdays after Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga on GMA’s Afternoon Prime block.

Bela Padilla no longer the FHM Philippines March cover girl?

Bela Padilla who is the FHM Philippines cover girl will no longer see the day of light, since the magazine has decided not to use her photo amidst dark looking models for the up-coming March 2012 issue!

A lot of people complained that the magazine cover is racist!

What do you think?

Here is what the FHM Philippines official statement on the matter:

“When FHM hits the stands in March it will have a different cover. We deem this to be the most prudent move in the light of the confusion over the previous cover execution. We apologize and thank those who have raised their points.”

Who is the cover girl for March then?

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