KathNeils “Got To Believe” to Debut on The Filipino Channel (TFC) This Monday!

 

After months of anticipation, viewers all over the world will witness the most magical story on Philippine television as The Filipino Channel (TFC) launches “Got To Believe” on August 26, Monday (August 27, Tuesday in  Australia, Guam and New Zealand) worldwide.

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After their widely followed series “Princess and I,” Philippine showbiz’ reigning Teen King and Queen Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, will reunite in the newest drama series directed by box-office director Cathy Garcia-Molina.

Dubbed 2013′s most romantic series, “Got To Believe” is an enchanting tale of unexpected love between the rich and spoiled kid, Joaquin (Padilla) and Chichay (Bernardo), the simple girl with big dreams for her family.  Joaquin, a non-believer in the mystical things in life meets his match in the effervescentChichay who believes in the joy of life, including the magic of love.

Aside from Padilla and Bernardo, also part of the cast are new Kapamilya Manilyn Reynes, basketball legend Benjie Paras, esteemed actor Ian Veneracion and well-loved TV actress and host Carmina Villarroel.

Don’t miss the beginning of Chichay and Joaquin’s magical journey in “Got To Believe,” on Monday, August 26 (Tuesday, August 27, in Australia, Guam and New Zealand) on TFC worldwide.  Witness the magic of love anytime, anywhere starting August 26 on TFC’s official online service – TFC.tv

ABS-CBN acquires rights to FPJ movies!

The late Fernando Poe Jr. or FPJ, dubbed as the King of Philippine Cinema for many reasons, had the charm, acting prowess and the heroic guy appeal to succeed as a movie superstar. But more than that, he espoused positive moral values and honorable characteristics throughout his film career that he broke the conventions of a typical celebrity and endeared himself to the Filipino masses.

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FPJ was a well-loved character on- and off- screen who symbolized love for family, concern for others, moral integrity, diligence and hard work, which he embodied in some of his memorable roles that identify with ordinary Filipinos.

Some of FPJ’s roles include the evil-fighting blacksmith Panday, loving father and mechanic Badong inIsusumbong Kita sa Tatay Ko, persevering boxer Totoy Bato, sympathetic taxi driver Nanding in May Isang Tsuper ng Taxi and respected village leader Berting in Dito sa Pitong Gatang.

ABS-CBN recently acquired the rights to FPJ’s exclusive movie library, one of the biggest and most important libraries in Philippine cinema, a collection of classic movie titles that FPJ starred in, wrote, directed and produced.

ABS-CBN, which has the widest reach in the country and worldwide, will showcase his iconic movies through its various free-to-air TV channels, cable TV channels, and The Filipino Channel following a deal it recently closed with the Poe family.

ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio said that many Filipinos love FPJ because for them, he was not only a hero in fiction, but also in real life as he made a conscious effort to tell the stories of ordinary Filipinos in his films.

“ABS-CBN is honored to have been entrusted with his body of works that represent FPJ and what he believed in. By showing his films on our different platforms on air and online, FPJ’s fans will be able relive their memories of the beloved icon and the new generation of Filipinos will get to know more about the King of Philippine Movies,” she said.

Susan Roces, meanwhile, said her family and FPJ Productions believe that only ABS-CBN can thoroughly showcase all of FPJ’s masterpieces as its reach is unmatched.

She also stressed that FPJ continues to be an enduring figure in Filipino cinema and culture, not only because the subjects in his films symbolized the Filipino masses, but because he had an affinity for underdogs.

“He liked playing a carpenter, a police officer, or a soldier. He did not play high-ranking officials, but rather ordinary police officers or soldiers because he believed their lives are more colorful. His principles and conviction were the real star in his movies, not the leading ladies. Even if he had leading ladies, he would leave and bid them goodbye, but would continue on his journey because of his principles and conviction,” Susan said.

She added, “When making films, FPJ took into account the beauty of the Philippines. Some of FPJ’s films were shot in far-flung, unknown areas but are now famous tourist spots.”

Some of the definitive FPJ blockbuster films that have made an indelible mark in Filipino culture are Ang Panday, Hindi Ka Na Sisikatan ng Araw, Batas ng .45, Totoy Bato, Kahit Konting Pagtingin, Iyo Ang Tondo, Akin Ang Cavite, Agila, Dito sa Pitong Gatang, Batang Quiapo, Isusumbong Kita sa Tatay Ko, Batas ng Lansangan and Isang Bala Ka Lang.

Also known as Da King, FPJ was posthumously declared A National Artist of the Philippines in 2006. He was an award-winning actor who won several accolades from the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences (FAMAS) and was known for promoting the movie industry and the welfare of its workers.

Watch out for FPJ movies soon on ABS-CBN, Studio 23, Cinema One, Jeepney TV and TFC.

TFC Launches ‘Anibersaryo Diskuwento Promo ng TFC’ in the Middle East!

In celebration of ABS-CBN’s 60 years of television and as a way of thanking Filipinos in the Middle East for their continued support, The Filipino Channel (TFC) launches its offering for 2013 aptly dubbed Anibersaryo Diskuwento Promo ng TFC.

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ABS-CBN, the premier network in the world, was launched in 1953 under the name DZAQ-TV, owned by Bolinao Electronics Corporation, later renamed as Alto Broadcasting System (ABS). From its broadcast of a small party, the network has come a long way. After a merger between ABS owners James Lindenberg and Judge Antonio Quirino and Chronicle Broadcasting Network (CBN) owners Eugenio Lopez, Sr. and Vice President Fernando Lopez in 1956, the leading television network, has explored all possible avenues to bring entertainment to every Filipino home since then. TFC has become its conduit for Filipinos overseas and news and entertainment from back home. Through its anniversary campaign Kuwento Natin `To (This is Our Story), ABS-CBN pays tribute to the life and stories of each and every Filipino behind its success as the leading network.

In celebration of ABS-CBN’s anniversary, TFC will give a SAR 60 discount for a minimum four-month subscription to its satellite service. The promo is open to all subscribers both new and renewing.

For a discounted rate, subscribers can enjoy maximum viewing pleasure via TFC’s 24-hour Filipino channels – TFC, ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), Cinema One Global (COG), BRO, DZMM 630 and Teleradyo Una Sa Balita, Una Sa Public Service and Tamabayan 101.9 Saan Ka Pa.
At TFC, viewers can enjoy widely watched and award-winning shows such as Juan dela Cruz and Ina, Kapatid, Anak and other programs which feature top and equally awarded Kapamilya stars such as Coco Martin and Kim Chiu. TFC also broadcasts news live from the Philippines via TV Patrol and features programs tailor-made for overseas Filipinos (OFs) in the country – Balitang Middle East and Kabayan Tambayan.

More round-the-clock news is available at ABS-CBN News Channels (ANC), including the recently concluded 48-hour election coverage. ANC also delivers in-depth commentary from the Philippines’ most respected broadcast journalists.
BRO, TFC’s channel geared towards the male market beefs up programming with the biggest sporting events such as the Fil Oil Flying V Premiere Cup.

BRO, with the tagline Ang Lakas ng Dating Mo, also brings back irreverent comedy via shows like Whattamen and Home Along Da Riles featuring former Matinee Idol Rico Yan and King of Comedy, the late Dolphy respectively.

Cinema One Global on the other hand unveils the biggest Filipino movies such as Chito Roños’ The Healing and recognized films such as John-D Lazatin’s A Mother’s Story, including independent movies like Brillante Mendoza’s Captive. Cinema One Global also features the catch-up weekend of teleseryes currently running on TFC such as Be Careful With My Heart as well as reruns of classic hit series such as Esperanza.

Lastly, live news and commentary can both be seen and heard on DZMM 630 and DZMM Teleradyo while original Pilipino Music (OPM) plus international hits and personal dedications from all over the world can be heard on Tambayan 101.9 (Saan Ka Pa).

The Anibersaryo Diskuwento Promo is just the first of TFC’s list of offerings this summer in celebration of ABS-CBN’s 60th Anniversary of Philippine television. In the coming weeks, kapamilyas are in for a treat with the Kapamilya Kalayaan Karavan 2013 to cap the celebration. The promo is also a preview of TFC’s 20th anniversary offering in 2014.

The Anibersaryo Diskuwento Promo ng TFC is open for a limited period only. Interested parties can rush or contact their nearest TFC dealer offices or visit www.facebook.com/TFCMiddleEast for more details.

MMK Classics line-up on TFC for March 2013 revealed!

MMK Classics, The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) first program to be sub-titled in English ends the first quarter with a powerful line-up of stories that test the spirit and of people who stand up for what they believe in.

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Starting on March 2 (March 3 Pacific time), MMK Classics recalls the tragic story of Tara Santelices, a Political Science student from the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City in the Philippines, who took a shot gun wound to her head after an armed man robbed an entire jeepney on the eve of her birthday.  Prior to the robbery, Santelices fought for a lot of advocacies.  In the end, it turned out that her greatest battle was to be for her life.  Karylle plays Santelices in this episode entitled Gitara (Guitar).

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The following week on March 9 (March 10 Pacific time), another young Filipino – Efren Peñaflorida –  is shown to fight for another cause – the education of less fortunate children.  At the age of 16,  Peñaflorida  established the Dynamic Teen Company – a small but outstanding group that provides alternative education by recreating school settings in unconventional locations such as cemeteries and dump sites.  Enchong Dee, a young achiever himself, portrays Peñaflorida in this episode called Kariton (Cart).

On March 16 (March 17 Pacific time), MMK Classics dramatizes the life of Juana Tejada, a Filipina caregiver who fought for the rights of fellow caregivers until she had to face her own battle – the fight against colon cancer.  Because of her advocacy, the Juana Tejada law was enacted.  Maricar Reyes portrays Tejada in this episode entitled Niagra Falls.

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On March 23 (March 24 Pacific time), MMK Classics shifts gears as it tells the story of Camille and Mio, two people from the opposite sides of the social world.  Camille is a beautiful woman from the upper middle class whose parents wish her an even better life with an affluent man.  In a cruise, she meets Mio, a man with a simple background but noble intentions.  Worlds apart and yet forced together for days, Camille and Mio face emotional tension ahead.  Real-life partners Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo portray Camille and Mio in the episode Barko (Ship).

Lastly on March 30 (March 31 Pacific time), then popular love team Roxanne Guinoo (Sheila in this episode) and Joross Gamboa (Dennis) portray two pen pals who find love despite the distance.  The question that besets them in this episode dubbed Bibliya (Bible) is will they also choose worldly love when inner calling heeds.

MMK Classics can be seen every Saturday of the month (Sundays, Pacific time) on TFC, worldwide.  You can also enjoy MMK Classics and other top kapamilya shows online, anytime on www.TFC.tv. Connect with TFC on facebook.com/kapamilyatfc

“One Kapamilya Go” at California’s Great America on Sept. 16!

Come September 16, 2012, Sunday, from 10am to 7pm, ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel (TFC), the largest Filipino content distribution company in the U.S., brings its biggest event for the whole family to Northern California’s premier theme park, California’s Great America.

This time, the most in-demand cast of the Philippines’ number one teleserye, “Walang Hanggan” (No End) with Coco Martin, Julia Montes, Richard Gomez, Dawn Zulueta, Paulo Avelino, Joem Bascon and Melissa Ricks are coming to entertain and interact with thousands of their own fans and “Walang Hanggan” followers. Joining them are top comedienne-actress Pokwang, world-renowned singer Jed Madela and Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited 2012 winner Slater Young.

Adding to the festivities are the FREE screenings of the box-office hit, “A Mother’s Story” at California’s Great America Theater and auditions for “The Voice Philippines” at Showtime Theater.

Your One Kapamilya Go ticket also entitles you to enjoy all rides and attractions at California’s Great America, participate in fun activities at the TFC Picnic Pavilion, savor Filipino food, enjoy other exciting vendor booths, and delight over pre-main show entertainment in the Redwood Amphitheater.
Tickets on sale now!

EARLY BIRD PERKS. Get a $3 parking discount for every ticket purchase (each ticket applies to one vehicle only. Just show your One Kapamilya Go ticket at the gate and pay only $12 instead of $15 per vehicle).

Before September 16 – Ticket price – $55
On September 16 – Ticket price – $65

Note: One Kapamilya Go 2012 is a specially ticketed event at California’s Great America. Thus, it can’t be combined with Season Pass or any promo rate of the theme park. Tickets to One Kapamilya Go! must be purchased separately.

Click here for more information on One Kapamilya Go! or email info@onekapamilyago.com.

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