The long wait is over as Filipino fans get to see Lee Min Ho return on Philippine primetime TV very soon as the highly anticipated and most expensive Korean action-drama topbilled by the certified Asian superstar airs on ABS-CBN. Expect a different and more daring Min Ho who embarked on thrilling action-packed scenes and not to mention, exposed his well-toned physique as seen in the photo. Min Ho started creating a following among Filipino fans with his portrayal as Gu Jun Pyo in the hit Koreanovela “Boys Over Flowers.” His performance in “City Hunter” truly sealed his status as one of the most famous Asian stars. Rumor has it that a second installment for the series is currently in the works. Watch out for Lee Min Ho as the “City Hunter” beginning this Monday (Jan 23) on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.
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The highly-anticipated Primetime Bida drama series “Walang Hanggan” will finally premiere on January 16 (Monday), showcasing a powerhouse cast composed of two queens of Philippine cinema Susan Roces and Helen Gamboa; ‘eternal love team’ Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta; and the first onscreen team-up of Julia Montes and Coco Martin.
“Walang Hanggan” features the undying love that revolves around characters from three different generations: the love triangle among Virginia (Roces), Margaret (Gamboa), and John (Eddie Gutierrez); the ill-fated lovers Marco (Gomez) and Emily (Zulueta); and young sweethearts Daniel (Martin) and Katerina (Montes).
Roces expressed excitement over their newest series. She said, “I’m a fan of teleseryes myself, that’s why I’m very happy to be part of it. But what makes “Walang Hangan” more special is that this is Helen and I’s first-ever onscreen project.”
Meanwhile, Zulueta, who is set to revive love team with Gomez, took pride in the narrative that they will be offering to the audience. “The story was so great, that it was hard to turn down the role. Everyone can surely relate with the characters’ journey,” Zulueta mentioned.
While Zulueta and Gomez rekindle an old onscreen romance, Martin and Montes starts anew. Martin shared, “This is a new challenge for me since this is the first time that I’ll be doing a ‘full love story.’ But I’m getting inspiration from the fact that I’m working with the best actors and actresses of the industry.”
Completing the powerhouse cast are well-regarded actors Rita Avila, Melissa Ricks, Joem Bascon, and Paulo Avelino; with the special participation of Eddie Gutierrez and Joel Torre. The series is directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng and Trina Dayrit.
Never miss the beginning of a story of true love bound to last forever in ABS-CBN’s biggest teleserye offering this 2012, “Walang Hanggan,” this Monday, (January 16), after “Ikaw ay Pag-ibig” on Primetime Bida. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.
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- Richard Gomez as Marco Montenegro
Siya ang only son ng hacienderong sina joseph at margaret bonifacio, kaya inaasahang maging mahusay sa family business. Confident at assertive, at mataas ang tingin sa sarili dahil alam niyang may ipagmamalaki siya. Mayroon siyang angking talent sa pagpili ng masarap na wine.
- Dawn Zulueta as Emily Cardenas
Anak siya ng isang trabahador sa hacienda. Mabait at mapagmahal na anak at pinipilit na intindihin at tanggapin ang amang nalulong sa alak mula nang mabiyudo ito. Kahit salat sa yaman, masipag at may pangarap na matapos sa pag-aaral para maiangat ang buhay nilang mag-ama.
- Susan Roces as Virginia Cruz
Panganay at ulila kaya siya na ang tumayong nanay at tatay sa kapatid na si margaret. Hindi na siya nakapag-aral at nagtrabaho na lang para mapaaral ang kapatid. Generous, self-sacrificing at benevolent na ate kaya handa siyang ibigay ang lahat para sa kapatid, kahit isakripisyo ang sariling kaligayahan – ang kanyang one great love na pinaubaya nya kay margaret.
- Helen Gamboa as Margaret Cruz Montenegro
Lumaki sila sa hirap ng kanyang pamilya kaya naging mataas ang ambisyon at pangarap na maging mayaman. Madiskarte, matalino at masipag, kaya siya ang magpapalago ng hacienda ng asawa. Isa siyang perfectionist at gusto niya maayos lahat sa paligid nya at kontrolado niya.
- Eddie Guttierez as John Montenegro
Matalik na kaibigan niya si virginia at lihim na umiibig dito pero ang napakasalanniya ay si margaret. Tahimik lang siya, pasensyoso, at hanggat maari, iniiwasan ang away o gulo. Pero kahit na malumanay sya, hindi siya kinakaya-kaya ni margaret. Sa isang tingin lang, napapatigil niya si margaret kapag ito ay nagagalit o nagwawala.
- Rita Avila as Jane Bonifacio Montenegro
Nag-iisang anak ng may ari ng banko kaya siya ang magiging manager nito. Well- educated at matalino pero nang ma inlove kay marco, ibibigay niya lahat dito. Matiisin at mabait, alam niyang maraming babae si marco pero sa tuwing lumalapit sa kanya si marco, handa naman siyang tanggapin ito ulit.
- Melissa Ricks as Johanna Montenegro
Panganay na anak nina marco at jane pero mas malapit siya sa lola margaret niya kesa sa mommy niyang si jane. Idol niya kasi si margaret. Bilib siya sa galing nito sa negosyo. Kikay, maarte at sophisticated at dahil lumaki sa ibang bansa, naging liberated, spoiled brat at bossy.
- Paulo Avelino as Nathaniel Montenegro
Siya ang bunsong anak nina marco at jane. Masunurin at mabait na anak at apo. Polished, refined at metrosexual. Bata pa lang sila, magiging magaan na ang loob niya kay katerina. He feels katerina needs a knight in shining amor at gusto niya siya maging tagapagligtas ni katerina dahil kapag kasama niya si katerina, feeling niya, he is needed and wanted. Magalang sya at very gentlemanly pero may tinatago pala itong temper na kapag lumabas, ay sobra sobra naman at walang makaka-control nito.
- Joel Torre as William Alcantara
Nang bumili sya ng hacienda na malapit kina marco, naging magkaibigan ang dalawang pamilya. May tatlo siyang anak: sina tomas, jonathan at katerina. An honest and sincere leader, he is well-loved by his people dahil sa innate compassion for the workers.
- Joem Bascon as Tomas Alcantara
Siya ang panganay na anak ni william. Mayabang, abrasive at rebellious. Domineering and demanding, lalo na sa bunsong kapatid na si katerina.Malapit sa ina nung bata lang ito pero nang pinanganak si katerina, namatay ang ina. Sinisisi niya ang bunsong kapatid sa pagkawala ng kayang ina. Risk-taker. Mahilig sa sugal at magaling dumiskarte.
- Julia Montes as Katerina Alcantara
Lumaki si katerina believing na siya ay isang prinsesa at balang araw ay dadating ang kanyang prinsipe. Isa siyang hopeless romantic at naniniwala sa konsepto ng fairy tale at happy ending. Malambing at affectionate, at dahil bunso at only girl, spoiled at sanay na inaamo/sinusuyo. Naranasan niya ang mabuhay ng marangya kaya medyo mahihirapan siya kapag unti-unti na nalulugi ang negosyo nila.
- Coco Martin as Daniel
Wala nang magulang at buong buhay niya, kasama lang niya ang kanyang lola virginia umampon sa kanya mula pa nung sanggol siya. Lumaki sya sa kalye kaya naging palaban, madiskarte at matapang. Pero busog sa pangaral ng lola kaya lumaking tapat, maprinsipyo at may paninindigan. Maginoo pero medyo bastos pero kahit na bargas man siya kumilos, magalang pa rin sa mga babae. Kapag nagmahal siya, sobra sobra niyang mamahalin ang babae, higit pa sa sarili niyang buhay.
Star Cinemas’s upcoming movies for 2012 it consist of romance, drama, comedy and horror. Below is the list of Star Cinema’s movies sorted via genre.
- Unofficially Yours – John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin
- Suddenly Its Magic – Mario Mauer and Erich Gonzales
- You Light Up My Life – Coco Martin and Angeline Quinto
- When A Man Loves A Woman – John Lloyd Cruz, Sarah Geronimo and Iza Calzado
- My Cactus Heart – Matteo Guduicelli and Maja Salvador
- Postcards from Heaven – Piolo Pascual and Angelica Panganiban
- I’ll Never Go – Bea Alonzo and Derek Ramsey
- Here Comes The Bride II – Eugene Domingo and Angelica Panganiban
- Kimi Dora II – Eugene Domingo
- Darna Kuno – Vice Ganda and Xyriel Manabat
- Praybeyt Benjamin II – Vice Ganda
- Enteng ng Ina Mo Rin – Vic Sotto and Ai Ai Delas Alas
- Corazon – Erich Gonzales and Derek Ramsey
- The Healing – Vilma Santos and Kim Chiu
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Ted Failon will hunt down “Epal Kings and Queens,” or politicians who affix their names or images to any signage announcing government projects, as described by Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago’s “Anti-Epal Bill”
Ted will be speaking with some of the politicians whose names are all over signs and billboards across Metro Manila. How do they feel about being tagged as “epal”?
According to University of the Philippines linguist Jovy Peregrino, “epal” comes from the word “papel,” which means role. When people are described as “epal,” it means they are putting themselves in a place or situation not appropriate of them, said the linguist.
Santiago filed the “Act Prohibiting Public Officers from Claiming Credit through Signage Announcing a Public Works Project,” or “Anti-Epal Bill” a bill outlawing the affixing of politicians’ names or images to any signage on a proposed or ongoing public works, which Santiago believes as highly unethical and inappropriate.
Find out on “Failon Ngayon” this Saturday (Jan 7), 5 p.m. on ABS-CBN as Ted Failon makes the rounds of the streets of Metro Manila to pinpoint these Epal Kings and Queens.
Pinoy Big Brother rang in the New Year with new shockers as the Team Wayuk of “PBB UnliDay” and Team High Voltage of “PBB UnliNight” exchanged houses last Monday (Jan 2) and mingled with each other for the first time during their New Year’s eve ballroom dance showdown.
This week alone, Big Brother pulled out stunning surprises when he challenged the housemates to voluntarily exit when the PBB house’s three portals were opened, one of which led to the outside world.
What surprises now await both teams now that they are living in the other team’s previous home?
Besides seeing each other in person for the first time, the Wayuk and High Voltage housemates stunned viewers when they turned in brilliant cha-cha, tango and samba routines last Saturday (Dec 31) during their fifth major Kontra Battle.
Based on the national TV ratings from Kantar Media, the program’s dance face-off dubbed as the “Big Ballroom Battle” episode hit an all-time high 18.4% rating, which subsequently made it the most watched program among all shows on all TV channels shown last New Year’s eve.
Even Filipino netizens were hooked on the housemate’s dance routines, prompting the terms “#PBBUnlimited,” “Carlo and Wendy,” “Divine,” and “Naprey” to trend on Twitter worldwide.
Meanwhile, voting is still open for the housemates nominated for eviction, Jessica, Kevin, Luz, and Steph of “PBB UnliDay” and Deniesse, Kigoy, Tol, and Wendy for “PBB UnliNight.”
To vote to save, text BB(space)NAME OF HOUSEMATE and send it to 2331 for Globe, Sun Cellular, and TM subscribers, and 231 for Smart and Talk N’ Text subscribers. You may also vote online on pinoybigbrother.com.
Don’t miss the exciting developments in “Pinoy Big Brother UnliDay” with Bianca Gonzalez weekdays after “Angelito: Batang Ama” in Kapamilya Gold and in “Pinoy Big Brother UnliNight” with Toni Gonzaga weeknights after “Nasaan Ka Elisa?” in Primetime Bida. Also stay tuned to “PBB Unlimited Updates” with Robi Domingo during “Heartstrings” and “Ikaw ay Pag-ibig” on ABS-CBN.
For the program’s updates, follow his Secretary on Twitter at @OfficialPBB4 or like www.facebook.com/
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ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. (API) proudly launches “CARS,” a children’s magazine that builds around the worldwide popularity of the animated film Cars by Disney/Pixar.
Targeting both the young and young at heart, “CARS” brings in the film’s all-entertaining gang of steel, led by Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater.
“CARS” is loaded with games, puzzles, crafts and other fun activities that will give a kick to those who have grown to love the film franchise.
It also has pull-out features, such as posters, cards, and board games, for fun beyond the pages of the magazine.
API’s first children’s magazine, “CARS” promises to be as engaging as the film franchise.
“Cars and Cars 2 by Disney/Pixar have become film favorites among children. We’ll be putting in a lot of fun and surprises from the film straight to ‘CARS,’ the magazine, ” API Head Ernesto Lopez said.
“We will spice up every issue by mixing in local content which will feature Cars products, and even the fans themselves,” he added.
CARS is a bi-monthly magazine of ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. It is available at P120 in major bookstores and newsstands nationwide.
ABS-CBN is now present on the country’s number one web browser as its online and mobile subsidiary ABS-CBN Interactive launches the My ABS-CBN and Got Chalk applications downloadable free of charge via Google Chrome Web Store.
Filipino Chrome users worldwide can now get the latest TV program offerings as well as episode guides of current ABS-CBN shows with My ABS-CBN. With its customizable feature, the application gives users the power to choose which programs will be on their home page view list so they can easily navigate its contents and be updated with their favorite Kapamilya programs with just a click of a button.
The application also offers program photo galleries, a sample video, and links for Filipinos to register and watch these ABS-CBN shows via iWantTV for Philippine-based users, and via TFCNow! for global users.
Meanwhile, ABS-CBN Publishing Inc’s Chalk Magazine, a magazine that celebrates the life and style of Filipino youth, is also available on Chrome app. Get a sneak peak on what’s inside the current issue of Chalk as well browse contents of some of its past issues.
It’s like reading a magazine inside a computer monitor as users can zoom and flip through the pages via its user-friendly interface. A link is also provided for users to get an E-Pin and purchase the magazine online.
To download, just go to http://chrome.google.com/
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After years of being away from Angelito (JM De Guzman) and their son, Rosalie (Charee Pineda) is back in the country to find the two in “Angelito: Batang Ama” this week. Now a successful flight attendant, Rosalie is ready and even more determined to fight for her right as a mother to Jun-Jun. The teenage mom was made to believe by Lola Pinang (Elizabeth Oroposa) that Angelito despises her and doesn’t want to see her ever again, which prompted her to decide to leave and focus on building a career to make herself worthy when she returns. Meanwhile, Jun-Jun (Joshen Bernardo) has already grown to be an adorable, street smart kid still under the care of Angelito and his second mom Jenny (Kaye Abad). How will Angelito and Rosalie cross paths after a long time? How will Jenny react if Rosalie enters the picture? Find out in “Angelito: Batang Ama,” 3:30 PM after “Heartstrings” in ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold. Follow @Batang_Ama on Twitter, AngelitoBatangAma on Facebook and YouTube. Tweet your thoughts, comments, and suggestions using the hashtag #AngelitoBatangAma.
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“Walang Hanggan” top billed by Julia Montes and Coco Martin. The full cast members includes Susan Roces, Helen Gamboa, Richard Gomez, Dawn Zulueta, Rita Avila, Melissa Ricks, Joem Bascon and Paulo Avelino.
Walang Hanggan will be directed by Jerome Pobocan. Surely people will be hooked up watching it.
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