Pokwang Topbills Wansapanataym Christmas Special this Saturday!

Comedienne Pokwang will teach the whole family the value of giving this Saturday (November 30) in “Wansapanataym Christmas Special.” Pokwang will portray the role of a greedy toy store owner Queenie in the episode titled ‘Give Glove on Christmas Day.’

When Quennie decided to adopt three kids for the kid-friendly image of her business, a pair of magical gloves becomes attached to Queenie’s hands and forces her to give away everything she has.

Will Queenie finally learn that there are far more important things than money when she loses everything she owns?
Together with Pokwang in the ‘Give Glove on Christmas Day’ episode are Gina Pareño, Louise Abuel, Belle Mariano, Brenna Garcia, Nina Dolino, and Lloyd Zaragoza. It is written by Joel Mercado and directed by Erick Salud.
Don’t miss the Christmas special of 2013 PMPC Best Fantasy Show “Wansapanataym” this Saturday after “Bet On Your Baby” on ABS-CBN.

Pokwang returns to the big screen via “Call Center Girl”!

AFTER a brief hiatus from Star Cinema’s well-loved comedy genre that endeared her to millions of Filipinos all over the world, Pokwang makes a grand comedic comeback in the title role of the upcoming and highly anticipated family movie Call Center Girl.


It should be noted that Call Center Girl is Pokwang’s 11th film under Star Cinema. Pokwang was previously seen in several of Star Cinema’s blockbuster hits such as the tearjerker A Mother’s Story and the horror-thriller The Healing; most recently, she appeared in a very special role in Kim Chui’s Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo? and she was also part of the ensemble cast of the romantic comedy 24/7 In Love, which marked the 20th anniversary of Star Magic in the industry.


 Call Center Girl is a hilarious, smart, and laugh-a-minute movie written by Kriz Gazmen and directed by Don Cuaresma.

The movie is centered on Teresa (Pokwang) who is in a desperate race against time to unite her family and win back the affections of her estranged daughter Regina (Jessy Mendiola). By some twist of fate, Teresa (who worked in a cruise ship for 13 years) lands a job in a call center where her daughter Regina is employed thus providing her with the perfect opportunity to rekindle her broken relationship with her daughter. In the process, Teresa encounters a diverse bunch of people from different walks of life. She then gradually appreciates the concept of extended families and ultimately, Teresa and Regina learns the true value of family as both discover their individual purposes in life.

 Call Center Girl also stars Enchong Dee, Chokoleit, K Brosas, John “Sweet” Lapus, Dianne Medina, Alex Castro, Ejay Falcon, and Aaron Villaflor.

Call Center Girl is part of Star Cinema’s on-going 20th anniversary and will be shown in cinemas nationwide starting Nov. 27.

Pokwang is a mother to a gay boy this Saturday on MMK!

Kapamilya actress Julia Montes charmed the whole nation as her highly anticipated “Maalaala Mo Kaya” episode last Saturday (March 9), where she played as a 15-year-old postitute, clinched the no.1 spot in the list of overall (Saturday and Sunday) top weekend TV programs. Based on the data from Kantar Media, “MMK” reigned the weekend ratings race with 34.2% national TV ratings, or 14 points higher than 20.1% registered by its rival drama anthology in GMA “Magpakailanman.”


Meanwhile, comedienne Pokwang will topbill the upcoming “MMK” episode this Saturday (March 16). She will portray the role of Linda, a dedicated and hardworking mother who is willing to do everything for her family, especially to her son Rubin (Bugoy Cariño/John Manalo), despite her polio illness.

Together with Pokwang, Bugoy and John in the “MMK” epsiode are Juan Rodrigo, Crispin Pineda, Vangie Labalan, Lovely Rivero, Maurice Mabutas, Eliza Pineda, Karen Reyes, and Patrick Sugui. The episode was researched by Agatha Ruadap, written by Benjamin Benson Logronio and Arah Jell Badayos, and directed by Mae Czarina Cruz.

Don’t miss another heartwarming heavy family drama episode of Gawad Tanglaw Hall of Fame for Best Drama Anthology and Best Drama Program of the 9th USTV Students’ Choice Awards, “MMK” this Saturday, after “Wansapanataym” on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.mmk.abs-cbn.com, and follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter and visit the official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/MMKOfficial.

Pokwang’s one true love returns in “Toda Max’!

Veteran comedian Joey Marquez returns to “Toda Max” for a string of guestings this January and February.

He will portray as Daniel, Lady G’s (Pokwang) one true love. He first appeared in “Toda Max” early 2012 where he competed with Tol (Binoe) for Lady G’s attention.

This time, he will do the contrary by helping Lady G and Justin (Vhong) gain back lost sales because of the newly passed Sin Tax Bill.

This Saturday (January 19), Daniel will try all sorts of gimmicks to make people return to their vices including the plan to turn Justin’s restaurant into a night club and a gambling hub.

Will their strategy work? Find out on “Toda Max” this Saturday (January 19) after “Maalaala Mo Kaya” on ABS-CBN.

Vilma Santos Celebrates 50th Year Anniversary on “The Healing”!

ABS-CBN and Star Cinema pay tribute to the 50 illustrious years in showbiz of the Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos through a one-of-a-kind film titled, “The Healing.” Vilma’s 50th anniversary movie is equally monumental as this is her first-ever suspense-horror movie. “It’s a perfect project after ‘In My Life,’ which was three years ago. And since I don’t do movies that frequent, I might as well give the public something different,” said Vilma. “This is my first time to do a suspense-horror and I’m so proud of it.”

Governor Vi shared that she is so elated with the fact that she is working now with some of the entertainment industry’s best, including the Master director Chito Roño. “I’ve been asking for so long for something this and I’m so glad that it’s finally happening. With the undeniable top caliber of Star Cinema, Direk Chito, and our award-wining cast, how can I go wrong!” she remarked.

Vilma added that she is particularly excited with her first movie project with one of ABS-CBN’s primetime princessKim Chiu, “Honestly, Kim is a great actress and I can feel that her career will surely go far in showbiz,” she said.

True enough, “The Healing” is totally a new brand of suspense-horror that will surely make a mark in the Philippine horror cinema. “Stories about the Filipino tradition of going to faith healers for guidance and treatmentof ailments have not yet been tackled in-depth in movies. And in our film, the viewers will not just be horrified, they’ll somehow be challenged to think as to how faith healing has already been part of the our culture,” Vilma narrated.

In honor of Vilma’s 50th anniversary, Star Cinema gathered an all-star highly acclaimed powerhouse cast composed of Kim, Janice de Belen, Mark Gil, Martin del Rosario, Jhong Hilario, Allan Paule, Cris Villanueva, Daria Ramirez, Ces Quesada, Ynez Veneracion, Simon Ibarra, Abi Bautista, Joel Torre, Chinggoy Alonso, Mon Confiado, Carmi Martin and Pokwang!

“The Healing” opens in cinemas nationwide on July 25, 2012!

“Icons at the Arena: Masters of OPM” airs on ABS-CBN’s “Sunday’s Best”!

ABS-CBN treats is viewers this weekend with great music as it airs on “Sunday’s Best” the “Icons at the Arena: Masters of OPM” that was recently staged at the newly inaugurated SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena.

The TV special will showcase the all-star gathering of some of the country’s top musical artists and the world-class performances of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) icons including Lea Salonga, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Jose Mari Chan, Basil Valdez, Freddie Aguilar, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Juris, Jed Madela, Piolo Pascual, Bamboo, Arnel Pineda, Dulce, Vernie Varga, Rachel Alejandro, and the singing group, The Company.

Hosted by Jim Paredes and Pops Fernandez, “Icons at the Arena: Masters of OPM” was also be graced by the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra led by Gerard Salonga, and by comic TV personalities Pokwang, Jose Manalo, and Wally Bayola.

The concert was staged by ABS-CBN’s Star Events, with Johnny Manahan as director, and Ryan Cayabyab as musical director. Don’t miss “Icons at the Arena: Masters of OPM” on “Sunday’s Best” (July 1) at 11pm, on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

OPM icons unite in one-night concert!

Amid the influx of foreign artists who have been invading the country’s concert scene, the biggest names in the local music industry are joining forces for a one-night concert next month in a celebration of original Pilipino music (OPM).

The concert, dubbed as “Icons at the Arena: Masters of OPM,” will be held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on June 16 at 8 p.m.

It will also serve as the formal opening of the newly built SM MOA Arena, which already hosted the two-night concert of international artist Lady Gaga early this month, as well as the upcoming back-to-back concert of New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys.

OPM stalwarts Lea Salonga, Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Jose Mari Chan, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Basil Valdez, Freddie Aguilar, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos, Juris Fernandez, Jed Madela, Piolo Pascual, Bamboo, Arnel Pineda and The CompanY are slated to appear in the star-studded concert.

It will also feature special appearances from comedians Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Pokwang.

“Magsama-sama po ang mga OPM artists. Kami ni Jed, we will be representing the new icons. Iba-ibang genre ang maririnig niyo dito. Bihira po ako na makakasama ang mga legends sa music so I’m sure mage-enjoy lahat ng generation,” Fernandez said.

Madela added the concert will also pay tribute to Filipino composers Ryan Cayabyab and George Canseco.

Madela said the all-Filipino concert is timely given the number of foreign shows during the past couple of years.

“It’s one way para ma-push ang OPM so magandang na may mga concert tulad nito,” he said.

The concert will be hosted by Apo Hiking Society member Jim Paredes and Concert Queen Pops Fernandez.

Johnny Manahan will direct the show with Ryan Cayabyab as the musical director.


For ticket inquiries, you may call 470-2222 or log on to www.smtickets.com.

‘Aryana’ the newest fantaserye soon on ABS-CBN!

The most-awaited magical ‘tail’ of “Aryana” is all set to conquer primetime TV soon!

The newest fantaserye of ABS-CBN is topbilled by former “Goin’ Bulilit” child star Ella Cruz, who recently made a mark with her portrayal as the young Cristine Reyes in the top-rating drama series “Dahil sa Pag-ibig.” Ella will be joined by a powerhouse cast that includes Pokwang, Tonton Gutierrez, Desiree del Valle, Laurice Guillen, Tetchie Agbayani, Rustica Carpio, and Lotlot de Leon.

“Aryana” is directed Erick Salud and Lino Cayetano. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Angel Locsin Secret to be Revealed this tonight on ABS-CBN !

Angel Locsin admitted recently that just like her character in new Star Cinema movie “Unofficially Yours,” her relationship with the athlete she currently dates is also unofficial.

The actress, however, clarified that her situation in real life is definitely far from what her character has experienced in the movie. She also said that what really matters most in a relationship isn’t the status but the mutual and unconditional love that both parties feel.

“My situation is totally different. I don’t relate much to my character,” she said.

If Angel didn’t disclose much about her love life, her character in “Toda Max” Isabel will be put into test, as her secret with boyfriend’s cousin Tol (Robin Padilla) is set to be revealed.

Tol will hesitate first in telling his cousin Justin (Vhong Navarro) what really happened between him and Isabel. Tol will find relief in making himself busy with work. That’s why he won’t notice that his daughter (Aaliyah Benisano) is also being secretive to him.

Sandy and Lady G’s (Pokwang) son Jonas (Paul Salas) will come home late to attend a dance practice intended for their school’s Foundation day. To get Tol’s consent, the two will lie and say they’re with Isabel.

Upon knowing this secret, Tol will get mad and paranoid that her daughter might get pregnant soon.

What if Tol finally tells Justin what happened between him and Isabel? Will there be another misunderstanding?

Catch “Toda Max,” after “Maalaala Mo Kaya” on ABS-CBN.

Pokwang topbills “Maalaala Mo Kaya” this Saturday!

After the success of her film A Mother’s Story, comedienne Pokwang will make TV viewers cry as she topbillsMaalaala Mo Kaya this Saturday (January 28).
In this family drama episode, she portrays the role of Tita, a devoted wife and mother who pursued working as a field health worker to support her family. Her job took a toll on Tita’s life when she discovered her husband’s infidelity, which later on led to their marriage’s annulment.
Things got worse for Tita when she lost the custody of her children. Pokwang’s MMK episode also features Gardo VersozaPerla BautistaDexter DoriaJacob DionisioIzzy CanilloMarissa Sanchez and Cheska Billiones. It was researched by Alora Ramos, written by Mark Angos, and directed by Dado Lumibao.
Don’t miss this episode this Saturday in the longest running drama anthology of Asia, Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK), after Junior Master Chef Pinoy Edition on ABS-CBN.
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