Thea Tolentino: Girl on fire in ‘Pyra Babaeng Apoy’ cast and synopsis revealed!

Imagine yourself having the ability to create, manipulate and be able to hold fire in your hands? Will you be brave enough to use this gift? Or will you suppress this uncanny ability?

Pyrokinesis is the ability of a person to project fire from their mind or to simply think it to being. Although there is no evidence or scientific documentation to support this, there are a number of people around the world who claim that they possess pyrokinetic powers.

In July 2012, there were even reports of an eleven-year-old boy with super psychic abilities that drew hundreds of curious people, including the media, to her home in Gubat, Sorsogon, Philippines. According to news reports, one of his abilities is to mysteriously produce fire.  There is also a similar case of a three-year-old in Antique,  Philippines documented in March 2011. There are other such reports of the plausibility of pyrokinesis from all over the world.

This August, GMA Network explores this special power via its newest drama-fantasy themed series that will surely fire up afternoon viewing – ‘Pyra Babaeng Apoy.’


Thea Tolentino, one of Kapuso Network’s fast-rising artists, topbills the newest GMA Afternoon Prime series as she breathes life to the character of Pyra. Playing opposite her is GMA’s upcoming leading man Jeric Gonzales who plays the role of Jeffrey Calida, an uptight and perfectionist geek who will eventually fall for Pyra.

The series also stars Angelu de Leon, who is reunited with Thea and Jeric following the success of the teen-oriented series Teen Gen, as she portrays the role of Merly, the fiercely protective mom of Pyra. Multi-talented TV personality Gladys Reyes plays the role of Susan Del Fierro, an achiever, go getter and someone who will not stop until she gets what she wants. Versatile actress Roxanne Guinoo plays the role of Barbara Del Fierro, the biological mother of Pyra.

Joining them are character actors Ryan Eigenmann as Daniel Del Fierro, the  domineering husband of Barbara; Christopher Roxas as Ramon, a fire breather and the biological father of Pyra; and Polo Ravales as Tito, the best friend of Daniel  who holds most of the latter’s secrets.

Completing the cast are the fresh faces of drama, Elle Ramirez as Cindy Del Fierro and Zandra Summer as Ena; and adding rhythm to the series is the country’s King of Soul in an endearing depiction of Pyra’s doting mentor Sir Aidan, Mr. Janno Gibbs.


In the series, Pyra, a born pyrokinetic, has the ability to create fire and this usually happens when she experience extreme anger. Because of this, she learns how to control her emotions and develops a sunny disposition and positive outlook in life. Although she grew up not knowing who her real parents are, Pyra is raised by a very loving and fiercely protective mother Merly.

And though Pyra is already able to control her pyrokinetic abilities, there are still instances that could trigger her emotional outbursts, which could eventually result to her hurting the people around her.

Will Pyra be able to know and find her real parents? And if she does, will she choose her real parents or the person who raised and showered her with love? How will her loved ones protect her when they know that she has the special ability that could cause harm to other people? Will Pyra be able to fully control her pyrokinetic abilities?

Under the direction of Roderick Lindayag, the director behind the top-rating programs Alakdana, Ikaw Lang ang Mamahalin, Hiram na Puso and Kakambal ni Eliana among others, Pyra Babaeng Apoy also shows how far a mother would protect her child from the world especially when she knows that her child could cause harm to other people.

The creative team is composed of Creative Director Jun Lana; Afternoon Prime Head Roy Iglesias; Creative Consultant Kit Langit; Headwriter Des Garbes-Severino; Writers Ana Aleta-Nadela, Rona Lean Sales, and Angeli Delgado; and Brainstormers Jason John Lim and Homer Novicio.

Created by the GMA Drama Group, Pyra Babaeng Apoy is supervised by the Executive In-charge of Production Lilybeth G. Rasonable; VP for Drama Redgie Acuña Magno; AVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy; Program Manager Hazel F. Abonita; and Executive Producer Joy Lumboy-Pili.

Pyra Babaeng Apoy fires up afternoon viewing on GMA Afternoon Prime.

GMA Network’s “Teen Gen” outscored “LUV U” in NUTAM!

“Teen Gen” topbilled by GMA Network’s newest young stars outscored the competing program of the rival network last Sunday (January 20, 2013).

Based on National Urban TV Audience Measurement (NUTAM) overnight ratings gathered by the more widely recognized TV ratings supplier, Nielsen TV Audience Measurement, “Teen Gen” marked an average household tv rating of 8.4% and ruled over its counterpart program “LUV U” which gathered an average of 7.3%.

Prom is not only for the young but it could also be for the young at hearts.

Unfortunately, Wacks will be locked-out from his home and he has no choice but to wear a suit that he left from his car. On the other hand, Peachy’s dinner date gets cancelled.

Will it be a chance for them to be prom-dates even for a night? And could prom be sweeter the second time around for Bobby and Angelu?

Under the direction of Mark Reyes, don’t miss the kilig episodes of “Teen Gen” every Sunday after “Party Pilipinas.”

GMA’s Youth Oriented series “Teen Gen” premieres on Dec. 16!

After several months of its intensive search for the next batch of TV sensations, GMA Network finally comes up with the coveted list of promising faces that will banner the upcoming youth-oriented series, “Teen Gen.”

Fresh from winning in Protégé, Jeric Gonzales and Thea Tolentino land their first project in the Kapuso Station as they lead the promising cast of  Teen Gen. They will portray the roles of Tiago and Angge in the series, respectively.

On being part of the much anticipated project, Jeric shares “Ito na ang umpisa ng aking mga pangarap kaya excited ako sa project na ito. Nakaka-pressure kaya kailangan naming galingan at patunayan na karapat-dapat kami for the show”

Meanwhile, Thea expresses her gratitude as she embarks on her first project. “Sobrang happy ko po. God has been so good to me and I will give all my best sa Teen Gen.”

Completing the cast of “Teen Gen” are – Juancho Trivino as Lucho, Dianne Hernandez as Lyca, Abel Estanislao as JV, Gianna Revilla as Madison, Seth Isay as Itos, Sunyee Maluche as Drew, Gab de Leon as Jeff and Arkin Magalona as Mackenzie.

Teen Gen” is under the helm of film and TV director Mark Reyes, the man behind the very successful youth series in the 90’s produced by GMA and Viva, T.G.I.S., together with Kit Villanueva – Langit as creative consultant/headwriter.

Witness the highs and lows of teenage life as “Teen Gen” premieres on December 16 after Party Pilipinas on GMA.

“Teen Gen” the new “T.G.I.S.” cast revealed!

After 12 years, the Kapuso Network decided to bring “T.G.I.S.” back to the small screen with a new generation of teen stars and now dubbed as “Teen Gen“, and introducing the new set of up-coming stars of GMA 7!

From the same creators of “TGIS,” “Teen Gen” is the new title of the show that will feature “Protege” winners Jeric Gonzales and Thea Tolentino. 

They will be joined by the new Kapuso tweenstars including Monchu Travinio, Dianne Hernandez, Suni Maluchi, Abel Estanislao, Seth Quisay, Bonz Andre Militar, Ashleigh Nordstrom, Derick Lim, Juancho Trivino, and many more. There are those who came from popular showbiz clans like Gabriel de Leon (son of Christoper de Leon and Sandy Andolong), Arkin Magalona (son of Francis and Pia Magalona), and Gianna Revilla (daughter of Bong Revilla and Lani Mercado).

Derrick Monasteryo is the only current GMA tweenstar that will be part of the cast. Also included in the cast from the original cast are Bobby Andrews and Angelu de Leon. This will still be directed by Mark Reyes, the original director of “T.G.I.S”.

Protege: The Big Artista Break grand winners revealed!

Protege: The Big Artista Break has just announced its grand winners, both hailed from Calamba, Laguna!


Jeric Gonzales and Thea Tolentino are the two big winners of  “Protege: The Big Artista Break!” 

Each received P1 million cash, a condo unit worth P7 million and a management contract with GMA-7.

Jeric is also the texters favorite. He won the “Texter’s Choice Award.”

Their respective mentors namely Gina Alajar and Jolina Magdangal also received P500,000 each.
The Top 6 finalists including Mikoy Morales, Ruru Madrid, Elle Ramirez, and Zandra Summer will each get a 4-year scholarship from STI College!
Jeric and Thea are set to star in the up-coming teen hit series remake of T.G.I.S. as their first project in GMA 7.
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