TV5 thanks Davaoeños for high ratings at 76th Araw ng Dabaw!

DAVAO CITY, Philippines, March 16, 2013— Kapatid stars flying in to the city for the 2013 Araw ng Dabaw should brace themselves for droves of fans and supporters as TV5 continues to solidify its position in Mindanao’s premier broadcast market.


Kidlat lead star Derek Ramsay joins the other cast members of the TV5 top-rating series — leading ladies Nadine Samonte and Ritz Azul and Wendell Ramos — for an eventful day coinciding with one of the Southern Philippines’ most anticipated festivals. Never Say Goodbye’s Vin Abrenica and Sophie Albert, one of today’s most popular love teams, are also part of the Kapatid contingent in the city — much to the excitement of their Davaoeño fans. The “Go5! Live sa Araw ng Dabaw” event is TV5’s way of thanking Davaoeños for patronizing TV5 programs and personalities.

At 3:00PM, the cast of Kidlat invades Davao’s Abreeza Mall for a fun show packed with games and prizes. Fans will also get the chance to meet the show’s stars up close. At 4:00PM, the TV5 Serye Caravan will be rolled out at the Rizal Park so Davaoeños can have a chance to watch their favorite Kapatid programs like Kidlat, Never Say Goodbye, Lokomoko U and Face to Face. Stars part of the Kapatid contingent will also hold a show at the same place come 6:30PM that will surely delight those in the city for the Araw ng Dabaw celebrations.

Araw ng Dabaw celebrates the 76th anniversary of Davao’s cityhood. As one of the world’s biggest cities in terms of land area, the city has become Mindanao’s center of urban development and is considered the leading force in Metro Davao, the Philippines’ third most populous metropolitan area.


Nora Aunor OUT, Rita Avila IN, in TV5’s ‘Never Say Goodbye’!

Is Nora Aunor now being replaced by Rita Avila in TV5’s Never Say Goodbye!


We all know by now that the Superstar is in the United States right now for her (hopefully) throat operation. Her character Marta will be under the weather for the meantime and new characters will be introduced to make the story more interesting while she’s away.

Rita Avila will be introduced as Greta, the sister of Alice Dixson’s character Criselda and Megan Young will also be part of the teleserye.

Will you miss Nora Aunor on Never Say Goodbye?


Nora Aunor led cast of ‘Never Say Goodbye’ to Hook Primetime Viewers Starting Monday, Feb 11!

TV5 is set to prove once again that it can go head to head against its rivals in terms of quality drama with new romantic series Never Say Goodbye premiering on Monday (February 11) at 7:30pm. The project boasts of a stellar cast led by no less than the superstar Nora Aunor. At the helm of this project is TV5’s top brass director and Talent Center head, Mac Alejandre.


Set in beautiful locations across Benguet and Baguio City, Never Say Goodbye promises a different kind of cinematic experience on primetime television. Colorful blooms in a rose farm paint the entangled love stories of characters played by seasoned actors Aunor, Cesar Montano, Alice Dixson and Gardo Versoza. The project introduces Vin Abrenica and Sophie Albert after being proclaimed winners of Artista Academy. Also in the cast is talented young actor Edgar Allan Guzman.

In a desperate attempt to run away from an arranged marriage, Kate (Sophie Albert) flees to Baguio. She meets William (Vin Abrenica) when she stays at the famous Manor Hotel. As the young man tries to help the damsel in distress, he decides to bring her to his hometown. Little did they know that their lives are connected by deep wounds from the past. William’s mother, Marta (Nora Aunor), was framed by Kate’s mother Criselda (Alice Dixson) for a crime she did not commit. Marta’s former flame Javier (Cesar Montano) also ended up marrying Criselda. Pregnant with Javier’s child, Marta’s heart has become full of hate. While being transported between penal facilities, Marta escapes and meets Dindo (Gardo Versoza), who assumes the role of her child’s father.

Embittered by the past, Marta forbids William from pursuing a relationship with Kate. However, the young love-struck couple will do whatever it takes to be together. What happens when one is forced to say goodbye?

Don’t miss the pilot episode of TV5’s Never Say Goodbye on Monday, February 11, at 7:30PM right after Kidlat.

TV5 Goes Full-Throttle this 2013, Reveals New Shows Via TV Special ‘Go5!’

TV5 staged its biggest show of force via the high-velocity themed trade launch entitled “Go5!” on Tuesday, January 15, at the Resorts World Manila’s Performing Arts Theater.


Via a short but potent speech, TV5 chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan revealed the network’s objective to become one of the country’s leading multimedia network this year.

“Coming off our strong performance in the last quarter of 2012, specifically in Visayas and Mindanao, we are looking at a more competitive, more energetic, more innovative TV5 this coming year. We continue to build on our success with a wider and clearer broadcast coverage across the country and we want to duplicate these in our overseas operations as well,” he said.

MVP was referring to TV5′s strong finish in the last quarter of 2012 where it overtook GMA-7 in six viewer-rich metro cities with a total of 4 million viewers reside according to AGB Nielsen. Moreover, the network’s current 19 TV and 5 radio stations around the country now covers 88.6% of the national urban population and is poised to reach 100% target by the end of 2013.

Here are the 11 new programs of TV5 for the 1st quarter of 2013 as revealed during the trade launch:

“Kidlat” – premiered last January 7
“Jeepney Jackpot” – premiered last January 7
“Alabang Housewives” – premiered last January 14
“Wowowillie” – to premiere on January 26
“Hayop sa Galing” – to premiere on January 26
“RESCUE 5 Weekend” – to premiere on January 26
“Aksyon Weekend” – to premiere on January 26
“Never Say Goodbye” – to premiere on January 28
“Balwarte” – to premiere on February 3
“FB: Forever Barkada” – to premiere this February
“Kanta Pilipinas” – to premiere this February

Also, its current programs “Game ‘N Go All-Stars,” “Face to Face” and “Good Morning Club” will introduce new twists and segments this January.

Around 120 Kapatid stars graced the event. Among them are Wendell Ramos, Gelli de Belen, Lucy Torres-Gomez, Edu Manzano, Joey de Leon, Ryan Agoncillo, Alice Dixson, Marvin Agustin, Tuesday Vargas, JC de Vera, Edgar Allan Guzman, Victor Silayan, Daniel Matsunaga, Rico Blanco, Arnell Ignacio, Ritz Azul, Eula Caballero, Jasmine-Curtis Smith, Artista Academy scholars, Phil and James Younghusband, Benjie Paras, Derek Ramsay and the superstar Ms. Nora Aunor.

Kanta Pilipinas finalists, The Company, Maestro Ryan Cayabyab and Talentadong Pinoy Kids singers, Kilyawan Children’s choir, Kanta Pilipinas finalists, Artista Academy alumni, Talentadong Pinoy Hall of Famers, GAGA dancers, were among those who shared their talent in several production numbers.

Nora Aunor, Alice Dixson and Cesar Montano stars in TV5’s “Never Say Goodbye”!

TV5 is gearing up for another ground-breaking drama series in 2013 titled “Never Say Goodbye” starring Ms.Nora Aunor, Alice Dixson and Cesar Montano.


Never Say Goodbye” is an upcoming soap on the Kapatid Network that will star Alice Dixson, Cesar Montanoand Ms. Nora Aunor.

This will serve as the second drama series of Ate Guy in the Kapatid Network after starring in last year’s miniserye “Sa Ngalan ng Ina” where she recently won the Best Drama Actress award from PMPC’s Star Awards for TV (tied with Helen Gamboa of “Walang Hanggan.”)

As for Alice Dixson, “Never Say Goodbye” will serve as her fifth acting project on TV5 (after “Babaeng Hampaslupa,” “Glamorosa,” “Isang Dakot na Luha” and “Enchanted Garden”) while it’s gonna be Cesar Montano‘s first soap since his transfer from GMA Network.

Joining Nora, Alice and Cesar in the new drama series are Gardo Versoza and Artista Academy winners Vin Abrenica and Sophie Albert.

Directed by Mac Alejandre, “Never Say Goodbye” is one of TV5′s exciting offerings this 2013.

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