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  • After a successful international show in Dubai, Julie Anne San Jose will be back on concert stage this time to give love and showcase her awe-performing talent for the people of the Queen City of the South, Cebu.
  • You have until March 9 (Friday) 2012 to show your support to your favorite music artists, share and spread the news!
  • The fate of country’s most favorite artists are in the hands of worldwide music lovers. MYX, the no. 1 music channel in the Philippines, now embarks on achieving a new milestone, the MYX Music Awards 2012.
  • After having been paried with other stars, John Lloyd Cruz and Angel Locsin get into an “unofficially different” love story in Star Cinema’s pre-Valentine offering.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

ABNER MENTORS YOUNG JOURNALISTS IN “KRUSADA”


 
With two decades of journalistic experience, award-winning broadcast journalist Abner Mercado has advocated environmentalism in the reports and documentaries under his belt. This time, he shares his expertise with young aspiring reporters and teaches them how to cover environmental issues to prepare the future generation of journalists.
 

Tomorrow (Mar 1) in “Krusada,” get to see how Abner teaches environmental reporting to journalism majors from the University of the Philippines-Diliman, his alma mater and where he serves as senior lecturer.



Abner’s dedication to his craft and the environment has pushed him to train young reporters in reporting on mining and animal protection, two of the most pressing environmental concerns they might cover in the future.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

LUIS OFFERS A NEW ‘DEAL’ TO KAPAMILYAS BEGINNING SATURDAY



LUIS OFFERS A NEW ‘DEAL’ TO KAPAMILYAS BEGINNING SATURDAY
You may be the lucky one beginning Saturday (Feb 25) as ABS-CBN’s hit game show “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal” returns for another exciting season this time, with its newest host and ‘lucky charm’ Luis Manzano.
“Viewers should watch out for the ‘kulitans’ and basically how I interact with the contestants. I have a very very big shoes to fill but more than this pressure, I just look forward to enjoying the experience,” said Luis.
One of the country’s most sought after and premiere hosts, Luis takes on KDOND after three successful seasons hosted by Queen of All Media Kris Aquino. Luis is no newbie when it comes to the hosting realm and in fact, has already proven his worth in the industry as one of the hosts of “E-Live” and “Pilipinas Got Talent.”
Everyone is indeed eagerly anticipating what the Endemol franchise will offer this season and how many lives it will change in a snap.
Among the things to watch out for is the new Banker who would offer tempting deals to the studio player. New briefcase girls, now called 24K girls, will also do the iconic ‘rampa’ and hold the amounts that will change the course of the game.
A whopping P2 million jackpot prize is still at stake if the contestant chose the winning briefcase.
Since its launch in 2006, a total of 21 millionaires were named in KDOND. It is one of the most successful game show in the country, not only for its ratings, but for the honor it brought to Filipinos when it was chosen by “Deal or No Deal” USA as the only Asian franchise to be part of its world tour edition in 2008. ABS-CBN’s PR campaign for the event also earned the show a Philippine Quill Award of Merit in the same year.
Playing for a deal of a lifetime this season premiere is newest Kapamilya Carmina Villaroel. Will she be lucky enough to pick the right briefcase? Will Banker give her a hard time? Will she join Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, Maja Salvador, Gerald Anderson and Jake Cuenca, Arnel Pineda, and Aiko Melendez in the roster of KDOND celebrity millionaires?

Don’t miss the premiere of “Kapamilya Deal or No Deal” hosted by Luis Manzano, this Saturday (Feb 25), 6 PM after “TV Patrol Weekend” on ABS-CBN.

Friday, February 24, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: STUDIO 23 AIRS THE OSCARS VIA SATELLITE









Watch the NBA All-Star game live on Feb 25

STUDIO 23 AIRS THE OSCARS VIA SATELLITE

Studio 23 takes you on a front row seat to the Oscars as it exclusively airs the 84th Academy Awards via satellite on free television this Monday (Feb 27) at 10:30 AM.

Watch as the show celebrates the outstanding film achievements in 2011 and find out who among the nominated actors, actresses, or films will be immortalized in the movie industry by winning the coveted Oscar award given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Leading the pack this year with the most number of nominations earned is Martin Scorsese’s Paris’ adventure “Hugo” with eleven nods closely followed by the silent film “The Artist,” produced by Thomas Langmann, with ten.

Both films compete in the Best Picture category alongside family drama “The Descendants,” the Sept. 11 story “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” drama set on women of 60s “The Help,” romantic fantasy “Midnight in Paris,” sports tale “Moneyball,” family chronicle “The Tree of Life,” and World War 1 epic “War Horse.”

For the Actor in a Leading Role category, it’s a tight match among Demian Bichir (“A Better Life”), George Clooney (“The Descendants”), Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”), Gary Oldman (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), and Brad Pitt (“Moneyball”).

Meanwhile, Meryl Streep padded her record as the most nominated actress in the Oscars, now having a total of 17 nominations, after being nominated in the Actress in a Leading Role category for her portrayal in “The Iron Lady.” Competing with her in the category are Glenn Close (“Albert Nobbs”), Viola Davis (“The Help”), Rooney Mara (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), and Michelle Williams (“My Week with Marilyn”).

The 84th Academy Awards will be held at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood with Billy Crystal hosting the show for the ninth time. Among the presenters to watch out for are Michael Douglas, Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tina Fey, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Ben Stiller, Emma Stone and Kristen Wiig while world renowned Cirque Du Soleil is set to perform largest Cirque cast ever assembled for a single act.

Before witnessing Hollywood’s highly anticipated gathering of its brightest stars, Studio 23 will first bring you to NBA’s equally anticipated gathering of its best players in the annual “NBA All-Stars” airing live at 8 AM.



Don’t miss all these exciting offerings only from your Kabarkada Network, Studio 23. Catch the replay on Studio 23 on Tuesday (Feb 28) at 9:30 PM and on ABS-CBN via “Sunday’s Best” on Sunday (Mar 4).

BRAZILIAN JAZZ SENSATION KEVYN LETTAU GRACES PI JAZZFEST OPENING

PRESS RELEASE:
  
Brazilian Jazz vocalist Kevyn Lettau performed recently at the opening of the much-awaited Philippine International Jazz and Arts Festival (PI Jazzfest) in Eastwood City, together with other renowned jazz performers such as The Brass Munkeys, Dino Fiumara, Dave Eggar with Deoro and The Executive Band.


Besides jazzing up the PI Jazzfest's kickoff, Lettau will also conduct series of jazz workshops and will perform in one of the festival's main events, the International Jazz Gala on February 26 at the Rockwell Tent.




Thursday, February 23, 2012

MELASON BREAKUP INSIDE THE PBB HOUSE

Paco ‘comes out’ in Big Brother house
WILL MELASON REKINDLE ROMANCE IN “PINOY BIG BROTHER UNLIMITED”?


Will it be the end of once-like-a-fairytale romance of PBB house popular tandem Melason? Who would let go and who would hold on? Will Kuya be able to rescue the two to patch things up?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

JULIUS LEADS EXTENSIVE REFORESTATION CAMPAIGN IN “KRUSADA”

The planned uprooting of trees by the SM management in the expansion of its mall in Baguio was met with outrage despite its scheme to build ‘green’ and energy-saving buildings.

This Thursday (Feb 23) in “Krusada,” Julius Babao will travel to the City of Pines to inspect the disputed tree-filled area and interview Mayor Mauricio Domogan and the leader of the anti-tree cutting movement to know their views on SM’s development project.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

TAMBAYAN 101.9 ALL ABOUT LOVE

From love advice to matchmaking
IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE IN TAMBAYAN 101.9



When it comes to love, people tune in to three Tambayan 101.9 DJs who are ready to coach, to give advice, and even to help people find their match. They write to DJ Jasmin, talk to DJ Chacha, or go on a dating game through DJ Charlie.

“Usapang Tambayan,” hosted by DJ Charlie everday from 1 pm to 3pm, has paved the way for many listeners to find possible life partners.  In fact, the daily dating game has touched the lives of its listeners and even produced two couples who have been blessed with children.

Monday, February 20, 2012

PATROL NG PILIPINO” EXPLORES WORLD OF COCKFIGHTING

Chiara and Ryan bare learnings and experiences in DOCUniversity Tour
PATROL NG PILIPINO” EXPLORES WORLD OF COCKFIGHTING

Cockfighting is popular among the rich and the poor because it is not only a hobby and an enjoyable game of luck, but is also an alternative means to earn money.

Tomorrow (Feb 21) in “Patrol ng Pilipino,” Chiara Zambrano explores the realm of cockfighting – from the production of winning breeds, to the frenzied fights in large arenas and small ‘tupadas,’ and the animal rights groups that condemn the sport for its shed of blood.

Get to know the roles of the ‘kristo,’ ‘sintensyador,’ and ‘sultador’ and get a glimpse of what happens before a fight straight from an insider, Juancho Aguirre, one of the pioneers of cockfighting in the country. 


THE FILIPINO-WRECKING MACHINE' VISITS ABS-CBN & BALLS CHANNEL, HOME OF THE UFC

 
Filipino-American and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight star Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Muñoz arrived in Manila last weekend to visit the Philippines for the first time. ABS-CBN and Balls Channel, home of the UFC, hosted a breakfast gathering for the UFC middleweight standout on Monday morning which was also attended by sportswriters and TV reporters.



Muñoz wholeheartedly thanked his fellow Filipinos for supporting his mixed martial arts career and the UFC. He also noted the network's efforts in bringing the UFC and the sport of mixed martial arts closer to Filipino hearts.


ANTHONY, TUTUKAN ANG P1.5M NA BIGLANG NAGLAHO SA BANGKO

Ibayo na talaga ang katusuhan ng ilang Pilipino ngayon dahil pati ipon mo sa bangko ay maaring madale ng hindi mo nalalaman.


Ito ang tutukan ni Anthony Taberna ngayong Lunes (Feb 20) sa “XXX.”





Isang ginang ang dumulog kay Anthony para ireklamo ang biglang pagkawala ng perang katumbas ay P1.5 million sa kanyang dollar account sa isang bangko. Paano nga ba nangyari ito at ano ang magiging kalalabasan ng pagsisiyasat? Ligtas pa nga ba ang pera natin sa mga bangko?


Sunday, February 19, 2012

KYLE CROWNED FIRST EVER PINOY JUNIOR MASTERCHEF!

Live finale cook-off tops Twitter trending topics
KYLE CROWNED FIRST EVER PINOY JUNIOR MASTERCHEF

Twelve-year old Kyle of Marikina was named the country’s first Junior MasterChef after leading the “Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition” finale’s two-part cooking challenge last night (Feb 18) with his oyster ravioli and Asian fusion shrimp and scallops, which had the judges raving.

Kyle proved his culinary supremacy over fellow kiddie cooks Philip, Mika, and Jobim with an overall score of 91.8 points in the “Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition Finale: The Live Cook-off” at the Treston International College and took home the P1 million cash prize and P1.5 million worth of culinary scholarship.

Trailing by only 0.7 points was the Cebu native and second placer Philip (91.1 pts) who won P500,000 and P1.5 million worth of culinary scholarship. Mika (84 pts) and Jobim (73.4 pts) got third and fourth places, respectively, and were both awarded with P250,000 and P500,000 worth of culinary scholarship.


Cosmetologie 2012 is happening on February 20-21, 2012

A beauty expo that features shops for different products that would really worth your shopping time. Plus exciting activities in the runway and competitions participated by beauty professionals are also joining this 2-day expo happening on the Feb 20-21.

More info: 

Cosmétologie 2012 is a one-stop shop event for Beauty, Wellness & Trends.  The expo is a place where we can test various products – from cosmetics, haircare, nailcare, fashion, salon equipment, massagers, aromatherapy, and the list goes on.  The expo, to run from February 21-22, 2012 at SMX Convention Center – Mall of Asia Complex, will be the biggest trade show of its kind in the Philippines. 

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Julie Anne San Jose Live in Cebu

This! Great event happening tonight for all the cebuanos in Cebu as Julie performs for her very first live concert at the queen city of the south.

Break a leg Julie! The cebuanos are all excited for you, show them what you've got! :)



CHOOSE PHILIPPINES LAUNCHES 'iCHOOSE' CAMPAIGN IN ASAP


Contribute to the 7,107 reasons why...

To further support the government's “More Fun in the Philippines” tourism movement, Choose Philippines, the country's first-ever social and travel networking site, will launch the  “iChoose” campaign, introducing a new music video and a micro-site that encourages every Filipino to contribute  to the 7,107 reasons why people choose the Philippines.

At the grand launch on “ASAP 2012” this Sunday (Feb 19), Choose Philippines collaborated with PGT Finalist and web sensation El Gamma Penumbra to give you a new version of their music video. Using the song Piliin mo Ang Pilipinas, El Gamma Penumbra amazingly showcases popular Philippine destinations through shadow play.  Lyrics of the song written by Robert Labayen , music composed by Allan Dannug, and arranged by Marvin Querido. Song sung by Angeline Quinto and Vincent Bueno. This Music Video is a production of  ABS-CBN's  CCM Division  and Regional Network Group.

CINEMA ONE ORIGINALS FESTIVAL INVADES QUEEN CITY OF THE SOUTH

Dressed in their festival best, the Cebu media, Cebuano film school students and professors, filmmakers and actors of the recent Cinema One Originals in Cebu as well as Cinema One channel head Ronald Arguelles were all smiles at the successful opening night highlighted by cocktails and screening of local and foreign award-wnning film "Ang Damgo Ni Eleuteria" by Remton Zuazola. Excited Cebuanos trooped to the Cinema 3 of the SM City Cebu from February 11 to 16 to catch the featured films. 

(L-R, top) 34th Gawad Urian and Cinema One Originals 2010 nominee Eden Villarba, ‘Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria’ and ‘Di Ingon Nato’ lead actress Donna Gimeno , ‘My Paranormal Romance’ and ‘Confessional’ lead actor Publio Briones III, Cinema One Originals 2011 Best Actress Lilia Cuntapay, director of festival’s topgrosser Victor Villanueva, Ruel Antipuesto, ‘My Paranormal Romance’ lead actress Phoebe Kaye Fernandez (bottom): ‘My Paranormal Romance’ actor Paul Jake Castillo, award-winning director/filmmaker Remton Zuazola of ‘Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria’, and Cinema One Channel Head Ronald Arguelles. Photo by Dierrek Crisostomo

Friday, February 17, 2012

LIFESTYLE NETWORK BRINGS ACCOUSTIC ALCHEMY LIVE IN MANILA!

Premier lifestyle channel Lifestyle Network will once again partake in the Philipine International Jazz and Arts Festival (PI Jazzfest), as it brings renowned British contemporary jazz band Acoustic Alchemy and other world class musicians in a an event dubbed  as "ABS-CBN Jazz Gala" on February 24, 6p.m at the Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila.

For nearly 25 years, Acoustic Alchemy has pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar's potential by embracing a spectrum of musical styles, ranging from straight-ahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond.  In the two and a half decades since their earliest recordings - despite a tragic setback in the  late 1990s and the inherent challenges of the 21st century music industry  - the group has assembled and sustained a vast and loyal following that stretches well beyond their UK origins. 


FOUR NOMINEES UP FOR EVICTION IN “PINOY BIG BROTHER UNLIMITED


First time nominees Biggel, Eting, and Seiichi, and Slater, who volunteered to be automatically nominated, are in danger of getting booted from the famous Big Brother house this Saturday (Feb 18).



ABS-CBN’S NEW COMEDY SERIES ‘LUV U’ TO JAZZ UP THE LOVE MONTH

The newest barkada of comedy series “Luv U” is now ready to spread laughter and romance as the program premieres this Sunday (Feb 19), after “ASAP Rocks” on ABS-CBN. Featured in “Luv U” are the talented former Bulilits who are now tweeners such as Miles Ocampo, Angeli Gonzales, Kiray Celis, CJ Navato and Igi Boy Flores. The program also introduces young heartthrob Marco Gumabao. Also jazzing up the stellar cast of “Luv U” are veteran comedians Joy Viado and Smokey Manaloto, together with sizzling hot babe Bangs Garcia. They are sure to give color to the lives of the six tweeners.

GOIN’ BULILIT THROWS A BIG BLOWOUT ON ITS 7TH BIRTHDAY

Since its conception seven years ago, kiddie gag show “Goin’ Bulilit” not only garnered trophies from prestigious award-giving bodies, but also it has honed young talents to become ABS-CBN’s next big stars.

“Ang mga galing sa Goin’ Bulilit, magiging magagaling din na artista kapag lumaki [The Goin’ Bulilit-trained talents always become exemplary actors],” this is how viewers describe the show that produced young performers such as Julia Montes, Kathryn Bernardo, Zaijian Jaranilla and many more.

Jessy Mendiola Lives a healthy and balanced lifestyle with BubbbaTealicious!

BubbaTealicious is Jessy Mendiola's favorite tea!


No matter what your age is, you can achieve a healthy and balanced lifestyle!  Developing healthy eating and drinking habits early will make maintaining this kind of lifestyle easy.  Take it from BubbaTealicious' celebrity endorser, Jessy Mendiola.


SM 3-DAY SALE Starts Today!

Attention: Shopaholics and Sale fanatics! 

Once again, the great sale of the city is here starting today, Feb 17 until Sunday, February 19Save up 70% Off your favorite stuff plus get a chance to win a brand new HP notebook as you shop!

Hurry, shopping early will save you from a large crowd of shoppers and a chance to score the great deals first!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

OSCARS: ‘CELEBRATE THE MOVIES IN ALL OF US


This year, the 84th Academy Awards comes with a promise of having “a little bit of the movies in all of us” as the brightest stars and biggest names in Hollywood will glamorously usher down the red carpet at the Kodak Theatre on the 26th of February 2011.


Velvet, the premiere general entertainment channel and home of the biggest Hollywood red carpet events, will take its viewers in this much anticipated yearly event as it proudly presents a complete coverage and live telecast of the Oscars.


Among the many ways a moviegoer can relate to a film is through the emotions evoked.


The Oscars showed viewers how to laugh in many different ways including how it opened in 2004—that is, as expected, with a comical skit starring the revered funnyman himself, Billy Crystal.  This year the comic veteran returns to the stage with a metaphorical cape as he willingly took over the emcee stint after Eddie Murphy’s controversial exit. Taking the drama to a lighter note Crystal says “Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions,” on his twitter account last 11th of November 2011. This marks the ninth time he graces the stage and the oldest, at age 63, since Bob Hope in 1978.


Alongside the announcement of the nominees, Hollywood and the rest of the world is also on its toes on who will be in attendance to present the awards. This includes the man who taught viewers “how to be true to yourself” in Forrest Gump, two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks. The Oscars showed everyone “how to be a maverick” with three-time nominated heartthrob while cruising swiftly in his motorbike, Top Gun star Tom Cruise will be on the show as well. Two more Oscar winning names and favorites will go onstage, Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry. As of writing, joining the list are Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, and the six-star lead cast of “The Bridesmaids.”


Don’t miss the chance to celebrate all the glitz and glamour as it happens starting with the On the Red Carpet: The Arrivals special on Feb. 27, 2012 Monday at 6am followed by Oscars Red Carpet Live at 8am and hosted by Robin Roberts, Tim Gunn, Louise Roe, Jess Cagle, and Nina Garcia. The 84th Academy Awards Main Ceremony will start at 9:30am and the primetime telecast will be on the same day at 6pm. For more information on the Oscars telecast, visit the Facebook page of Velvet Channel or follow Velvet Channel on twitter: @VelvetChannel. Velvet is available on Skycable channel 53 and other quality cable operators.

BERNADETTE FIGHTS FOR THE MENTALLY ILL IN “KRUSADA

People with mental disorders or illnesses are often subjects of mockery and are unjustly incarcerated or abandoned by the judgmental public that labels them ‘lunatics’ or ‘crazy.’

Tomorrow (Feb 16) in “Krusada,” Bernadette Sembrano will examine how the government attends to the needs of the mentally ill and if it provides adequate support and attention to mental health care facilities in the country.

“We often forget that there are people with mental illnesses who need sufficient medical attention. We should re-evaluate if medicine and hospital confinement are their only options for their cure,” she said.

Bernadette has been actively engaged in missions that benefit the mentally ill for her involvement with ABS-CBN Foundation’s Sagip Kapamilya. They rescued the woman who figured in the news for living in a mosquito net in Guinobatan, Albay and the Reodava siblings in Aklan who have since gotten well.

Due to her experience with Sagip Kapamilya, Bernadette has also fought for the improvement of the conditions of mental facilities in the country.

There may be existing psychiatric units and day-treatment centers, but most of them are located in Metro Manila and cannot be accessed by patients in rural areas.

Listen, take part and be one with Bernadette’s crusade because it takes more than words to make a stand. Watch “Krusada,” which is nominated in the Social Issues/Current Events category at the prestigious 2012 New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, tomorrow (Feb 16) after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN, or earlier on DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26),
9:15 PM.

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