‘Indio’ Epic Finale this Friday!

For the past six months that Senator Bong Revilla has been doing a primetime series in GMA Network, he said that his desire for doing a teleserye has been fulfilled by Indio.

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As it is his first teledrama ever, he revealed that the program left a mark on him. “Kapag pinaghirapan mo, mag-mamark ‘yan sa puso mo. Tsaka feeling ko dito ako natutong umarte talaga.”  he shares.

Leading a stellar cast and a big production is a remarkable experience for him but he will never forget the support he got from all the viewers of the show, “Nakakatuwa ang suporta lalo na kahit saan ako pumunta: Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao, ang tawag sa ‘kin ay Indio… talagang matutuwa ka.”

Just like what he mentioned before that “Indio” will be his first and last primetime teledrama, the good news is there may be an ‘Indio: The Movie’. They are already planning to turn the program into a movie which will be included in the Metro Manila Film Festival, and will also be directed by Dondon Santos.

Meanwhile, as the primetime series comes down to its last two weeks, Indio’s power finally gets stronger. The diwatas have granted him their blessings which will increase his power’s strength. But apart from him, his enemies get stronger as well.

And as the anticipated fight between the two opposing forces draws near, will Indio’s power be strong enough to free everyone from the hands of the enemies? Who will win this final fight?

Watch out for the finale episodes of the biggest primetime program, “Indio”  which airs Monday to Friday, after 24 Oras on GMA Telebabad.

Katrina Halili and Ryan Eigenmann joins the cast of “Indio” starting this week!

GMA’s primetime fantasy series, Indio, becomes even more exciting beginning this week as the show welcomes two new cast members: Katrina Halili, who will play the role of Burigadang Pada Sinaklang Bulawan; and Ryan Eigenmann, who will portray Sidapa, the god of death.

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The move marks Katrina and Ryan’s return to the realm of fantasy.

Will they be a friend or a foe to Simeon, the lead character of the epic series portrayed by Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr.?

Well, Katrina is going to be an antagonist, a gorgeous supernatural being who will make Simeon’s goal of defending the natives from the brutality of the Spanish conquistadores a Herculean task.  Katrina’s character is a goddess of greed and vengeance.  She will avenge the death of her only brother Paiburong (Mike Gayoso), a diwata with the guise of a crocodile who was killed by Simeon.

On the other hand, Ryan’s character (Sidapa) is a little bit tricky since he is not totally evil.  In fact, even if his task is to make sure that the dead dies, he wants to be fair to everyone.  However, a twist in the story, which will be revealed in the coming weeks, will change all that.

Katrina was chosen for the role because of her convincing portrayal of similar characters in GMA’s top-rating fantasy series in the past like Valentina in “Darna” and Lady Mantisa in “Gagambino.”  Ryan, on the other hand, is a “veteran” when it comes to portraying as a villain, and he being chosen for the role in Indio doesn’t really come to viewers as a surprise.  What’s more intriguing is how these two characters will affect the story of the series.

Find out how Katrina Halili and Ryan Eigenmann will “rock the boat” so to speak and make a mess out of Simeon’s life in “Indio” beginning April 15 (Monday). Top billed by Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. and directed by Dondon Santos, Indio airs weeknights after 24 Oras on GMA-7.

Mega Manila TV Ratings for March 18-19: “Mundo Mo’y Akin” debuts on 4th spot, “Little Champ” disappoints!

Mundo Mo’y Akin” debuts on 4th spot, “Little Champ” disappoints did not show up in top 10!

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Here are the Top 10 daytime and primetime programs from March 18 to 19, 2013 among Mega Manila households (Household Ratings):

March 18, Monday

Daytime:

  1. Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 25.3%
  2. Eat Bulaga (GMA-7) – 19.2%
  3. Minute To Win It (ABS-CBN) – 14.5%
  4. Knock Out (GMA-7) – 12.7%
  5. Big (GMA-7) – 12.6%
  6. Unforgettable (GMA-7) – 11.6%
  7. Bukod Kang Pinagpala (GMA-7) – 11.3%
  8. Kapuso Movie Festival: Dr. Dolittle 2 (GMA-7) / One Piece (GMA-7) – 11.2%
  9. Forever (GMA-7) – 10.6%
  10. It’s Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 10.4%

Primetime:

  1. Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) – 27.3%
  2. Juan Dela Cruz (ABS-CBN) – 26.1%
  3. Indio (GMA-7) – 24.6%
  4. Mundo Mo’y Akin (GMA-7) / Temptation Of Wife (GMA-7) – 22.7%
  5. Apoy Sa Dagat (ABS-CBN) – 21.7%
  6. TV Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 18.7%
  7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 21.6%
  8. The Greatest Love (GMA-7) – 16.6%
  9. Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw (ABS-CBN) – 16.3%
  10. Smile Dong Hae (GMA-7) – 16.1%

March 19, Tuesday

Daytime:

  1. Be Careful With My Heart (ABS-CBN) – 27.5%
  2. Eat Bulaga (GMA-7) – 17.7%
  3. Minute To Win It (ABS-CBN) – 16.1%
  4. Knock Out (GMA-7) – 13.4%
  5. Big (GMA-7) – 12.7%
  6. It’S Showtime (ABS-CBN) – 11.8%
  7. Kapuso Movie Festival (GMA-7) – 11.7%
  8. One Piece (GMA-7) – 11.6%
  9. Forever  (GMA-7) – 11.4%
  10. Bukod Kang Pinagpala (GMA-7) – 11.3%

Primetime:

  1. Ina Kapatid Anak (ABS-CBN) – 27.2%
  2. Indio (GMA-7) – 25.4%
  3. Mundo Mo’y Akin(GMA-7) –  24.4%
  4. Juan Dela Cruz (ABS-CBN) – 24.2%
  5. Temptation Of Wife (GMA-7) – 23.5%
  6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) – 21.6%            
  7. Apoy Sa Dagat (ABS-CBN) – 21.5%
  8. The Greatest Love (GMA-7) – 17.5%
  9. Tv Patrol 25 (ABS-CBN) – 17.4%
  10. Kailangan Koy Ikaw (ABS-CBN) – 16.8%

 

Source: AGB Nielsen Philippines

 

Aljur Abrenica back in wearing ‘bahag’ in “Indio”!

Kapuso actor Aljur Abrenica shows off his godly physique and acting prowess in GMA Network’s primetime series “Indio” as he portrays the character of Bagandi, a datu of a small banwa.
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According to the actor, he underwent workshops and physical trainings for the role.

“Pinaghandaan ko talaga ang role ko dito sa Indio saka sumailalim rin ako sa workshops dahil kailangang makipagsabayan ako sa mga malalaking artista na bahagi nitong napakalaking programa na Indio” he adds.

Who is Bagandi in Simeon’s life? Will he be a friend or a foe?

Find out on “Indio,” weeknights, after “24 Oras” on GMA Telebabad.

GMA Network’s “Indio” debuts strongly in Mega Manila!

GMA’s newest epic serye, “Indio”, kicked-off its pilot episode last night, January 14 with high ratings.
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Based on the Mega Manila overnight ratings gathered by the more widely recognized TV ratings supplier, Nielsen TV Audience Measurement, “Indio” marked a household rating of 29.3% and ruled over its counterpart program Princess and I which only garnered 23.1%.

“Indio”’s first episode also became a trending topic in the Philippines in the micro-blogging site Twitter with the hashtag #IndioGMA.

Don’t miss the most talked about and exciting episodes of “Indio” after 24 Oras on GMA’s undisputed Telebabad block.

The most expensive TV drama “Indio” premieres tonight!

The grand production features the Philippines’ most respected and bankable stars, topbilled by Bong Revilla, Jr. as Malaya/Simeon/Indio. The award-winning actor marks his first primetime drama project via the network’s most expensive television drama to date.

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As Senator Bong Revilla Jr. shares, “Malaki ang utang na loob ko sa GMA na ako ay binigyan ng ganito kalaking proyekto para i-alay sa ating mga taga-hanga.  Pinagpaguran ng lahat ng mga tao sa harap at likod ng camera, para mabigyan kayo ng isang bago at napakagandang pagkakalibangan simula sa January 14.  Ang Indio ay isang pagbubunyi sa pagiging marangal ng bawat Pilipino, isang pagkilala sa mga magagandang katangian natin bilang isang lahi mula pa noon hanggang ngayon.”

Though staged in pre-colonial setting, the value of Indio’s beautiful story traverses through generations, as its theme of earning dignity through selfless sacrifice for loved ones resonates strongly even for audiences of today.

In the series, the battle of goddess Ynaguiguinid against the colonizers continues as she also fights for the life of her son. Before Ynaguiguinid cast her last breath, she finally passed her supernatural powers to her son.

Witness the action-packed saga of a warrior as Indio unfolds on Philippine television.

The Philippines’ brightest stars come together to make this series remarkable: The Sanreals: Jennylyn Mercado as Esperanza Sanreal; Jackie Lou Blanco as Victoria Sanreal; Ramon Cristopher as Don Antonio Sanreal and Michael de Mesa as Juancho Sanreal
Adding enchantment to the series are the gods and goddesses: Rhian Ramos as Dian Magayon; Sarah Lahbati as YnaGuiguinid; Sam Pinto as Lidagat; Rachelle Anne Go as Libulan, Ehra Madrigal as Lihanghin; Ellen Adarna as Dalikmata; Paolo Paraiso  as Adlaw; Will Devaughn  as Barangaw; Steven Silva  as Ribung Kilat, Kyle Jimenez  as Santonillo and Solenn Heussaff as Lalahon.

Spicing up Indio’s life are: Taga-Ilaya which composes of Jomari Yllana as Tarong; Agot Isidro as Linang; Ronnie Lazaro as Waray Lupig; Sheena Halili as Mayang, Daria Ramirez as old Linang and Dante Rivero as old Tarong with Taga-Ilawod’s Melissa Mendez as Alicia; Vaness del Moral as Elena; Pekto as Pedro; John Feir as Juaning; Marco Alcaraz as Javier, Ping Medina as Diego and Robert Arevalo as Cosme.

Portraying very special roles in the series are Maxene Magalona as Rosa; Bea Binene as the teen Rosa; Jillian Ward as the young Rosa; Alden Richards as Malaya/Simeon; Luis Alandy as Hangaway (Father of Malaya/Simeon); Bobby Andrews and Chinggoy Alonzo as Hernando; Lucho Ayala as the young Juancho; Carlos Morales as Mariano Sebastian; Princess Snell as the young Victoria Winwyn Marquez as Maria; Jon Achaval as Frayle Jacobe and Mark Gil as Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.

With the production team’s dedication to its craft together with the guidance of historians from the University of the Philippines Dr. Vic Villan and Dr. Rolando Borrinaga, production designer Rodel Cruz and musical scorer Von de Guzman, Indio will be primetime’s most valuable offering.

INDIO, is created by the GMA Drama group, headed by Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Officer-in-charge for Entertainment; Ma. Regina Magno, AVP for Drama; Camille Hermoso, Program Manager and Meann Regala, Executive Producer.

From the creative engineering of Suzette Doctolero, with the supervision of Jake Tordesillas and Jun Lana and under the helm of director Dondon Santos.

INDIO premieres tonight, January 14,  on GMA’s stronger and bigger Telebabad block.

Bong Revilla, Jr. Opens 2013 with GMA-7 Big-Budgeted Epicserye “Indio”!

Fresh from the box-office success of his Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Si Enteng, Si Agimat at Si Ako”, Sen. Bong Revilla Jr. faces 2013 with his biggest project to date with the Kapuso Network.

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He leads the much-awaited drama-fantasy series Indio which will premiere on January 14 on the GMA Telebabad block.

According to Senator Bong, he is never satisfied with a mediocre work that is why he exerted extra efforts to make the series outstanding.

As Senator Bong puts it, “Bago ko simulan ang Indio, nag-acting workshop muna ako para maging maganda ang pag-portray ko sa role na Indio. Hanggang ngayon ay patuloy pa naming pinapaganda ang Indio. Dapat nila itong abangan dahil ito ay aming pinaghandaan at pinaghirapan. Kaya nagpapasalamat ako sa GMA for giving me a very good project to start my 2013.”

 

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