Showing posts with label ABS CBN. Show all posts
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Saturday, August 27, 2022

BGYO Elevates the Excitement on "Darna" OST "Patuloy Lang Ang Lipad"

10:59:00 PM


Old Darna OST out, New Darna OST in! BGYO joins this generation’s Darna in her flight against great danger with the group’s rousing rendition of “Patuloy Lang Ang Lipad,” the main theme song of the new ABS-CBN Entertainment series, “Mars Ravelo’s Darna.”

Gelo, Akira, JL, Mikki, and Nate’s latest P-pop offering conveys the excitement and confidence in the program’s titular character, Darna played by Jane De Leon, who embodies heroism, love, and compassion for the people of the fictional Nueva Esperanza.

Released a day before “Darna” simultaneously premiered on television and online last August 15, the soundtrack has already earned over 136,000 streams on Spotify and almost 100,000 views on YouTube. It also charted as the leading song on iTunes in the Philippines, Singapore, UAE, and Saudi Arabia immediately after release.

BGYO performed the track in a live performance on “ASAP Natin ‘To” featuring the powerhouse cast of “Darna.”

Kapamilya singer-songwriters Angela Ken, Trisha Denise, SAB, and Lian Kyla penned the lyrics of “Patuloy Lang Ang Lipad” with ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo who also produced the song.

The series meanwhile continues to be the talk of the town with viewers anticipating Darna’s challenging fights against Extras in the coming episodes and her growing friendship with Brian Robles (Joshua Garcia).

Produced by ABS-CBN’s JRB Creative Production unit, “Darna” airs weeknights at 8 pm on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, CineMo, and TV5. It is also available on iWantTFC and TFC.

BGYO’s “Patuloy Lang Ang Lipad” is available on various digital streaming platforms. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram or visit

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

ABS-CBN partners with Viu to bring Philippine adaptation of Flower of Evil across 16 markets

6:46:00 AM


ABS-CBN and Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, announced today the expansion of their partnership to adapt the hit South Korean thriller drama Flower of Evil in 16 markets across Asia, the Middle East and South Africa. This much- anticipated series is the first Viu Original Adaptation from the Philippines which stars Lovi Poe and Piolo Pascual. It will stream simultaneously on Viu 48 hours before its domestic television broadcast.

ABS-CBN Entertainment’s Chief Operating Officer for Broadcast, Cory Vidanes, and Viu Philippines’ Country Manager, Arianne Kader-Cu, shared their excitement for the series, which will be Lovi’s first Kapamilya teleserye since joining ABS-CBN and Piolo’s first drama series after four years.

Ms Arianne said, “Testament to our commitment to bringing the best premium Asian entertainment to Viu-ers, we are happy to work with ABS-CBN once again to bring the Philippine adaptation of Flower of Evil to all of Viu’s 16 markets. This latest offering puts Filipino talent front and centre in the way we do storytelling, supported by a powerhouse cast and a world-class production team.”

Ms Cory said, “Our partnership with Viu on the local adaptation of Flower of Evil is a major milestone for ABS-CBN Entertainment. This is an opportunity for us to showcase excellent Filipino content and talent to the global audience in the 16 markets of Viu.”

She added, “Our local adaptation of the Korean hit love story Flower of Evil, a compelling and powerful narrative on love for family, search for truth and justice, is the unanimous choice to open our regional partnership with Viu.”

Flower of Evil is currently in production and is scheduled to premiere soon. It follows the thrilling story of a man who successfully changes his identity in order to hide his scandalous past. He then marries a police detective, who will later on be tasked with investigating an unsolved serial murder case that will lead her back to him.

The show also stars Agot Isidro, Edu Manzano, Denise Laurel, Joross Gamboa, Joem Bascon, Epy Quizon, Rita Avila, Jett Pangan, Pinky Amador, Joko Diaz and JC de Vera.

ABS-CBN and Viu’s collaboration strengthens their vision and commitment to bringing premium Asian entertainment to more viewers worldwide. The partnership kicked off early this year, with the streaming of ABS-CBN’s hit drama series The Broken Marriage Vow on Viu.

Download the Viu app on the App Store, Google Play, and select smart TVs, as well as on the web at For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, or visit

Thursday, January 21, 2021

New Home Network for Janine Gutierrez

11:46:00 PM

New year, new beginning. A new environment and a new home. 

Yes, last January 15, 2021, Janine Gutierrez, an award-winning actress is now officially a Kapamilya after she signed a contract with ABS-CBN. Present together during the signing were Janine, ABS-CBN group financial officer Rick Tan, chief operating officer of broadcast and head of Creative Programs, Inc. Cory Vidanes, president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, chairman Mark Lopez, Dreamscape Entertainment head Deo Endrinal, and her manager Leo Dominguez.

We all know that this beautiful and talented actress has already won different awards like Gawad Urian Awards and Urduja Heritage Film Awards for her role in Babae at Baril. So, many would definitely ask "why?" Well, just like what she said in some of the already recorded interviews, "New Year, new home." This is probably a straightforward thought of realization during the days of quarantine. We all need to have a fresh new environment aside from the four corners of our house but in Janine's case, it's probably the opportunity to work with other people.  

Being officially welcomed as Kapamilya, Janine will join the musical variety show "ASAP' as a host, and is set for a teleserye under Dreamscape entertainment and a movie produced by Star cinema.  So in the simpler term, we will be seeing more of this beautiful and talented lady on different ABS CBN platforms. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020


7:30:00 PM

Millions of Filipinos will lose their source of news and entertainment when ABS-CBN is ordered to go off-air on TV and radio tonight (5 May 2020) when people need crucial and timely information as the nation deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is in compliance with the cease and desist order issued by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) today that prohibits ABS-CBN from continuing its broadcast operations effective immediately.

Despite Senate Resolution No. 40, the House of Representatives’ committee on legislative franchises’ letter, the guidance of the Department of Justice, and the sworn statement of NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba, the NTC did not grant ABS-CBN a provisional authority to operate while its franchise renewal remains pending in Congress.

In an interview with DZMM last week, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano even gave an assurance that there is no move to shut down the network.

ABS-CBN has been providing comprehensive news coverage on the public health crisis and working with local governments and the private sector in providing food and basic goods for those in need through its “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” campaign. To date, it has delivered over P300 million worth of goods for the benefit of over 600,000 families affected by the enhanced community quarantine.

We trust that the government will decide on our franchise with the best interest of the Filipino people in mind, recognizing ABS-CBN’s role and efforts in providing the latest news and information during these challenging times.

ABS-CBN remains committed to being in the service of the Filipino and we will find ways to continue providing meaningful service to them.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Six More Kapamilya Celebrities Stays with the Network

1:28:00 AM

Amidst the issue of the network, these six Kapamilya celebrities once again strengthened their ties with ABS-CBN after inking their respective network contracts recently.

The lineup of Kapamilya stars was led by singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid, who signed his two-year contract with the network. Besides his regular appearance in the “ASAP Natin ‘To” stage, Ogie is also set to appear in another season of “Your Face Sounds Familiar” this year. Also renewing his contract as an ABS-CBN artist is “Pamilya Ko” actor JC De Vera. When asked about what his fans can expect from him this year, JC answered, “They can expect a more diverse, more well-rounded JC. I’ve done drama, action, and now I’m still doing comedy. For this new contract, I’m sure ABS-CBN will still give me more challenges, which I like.”

Meanwhile, actor-model Kit Thompson shared how thankful he is on signing his first-ever three-year exclusive contract with the Kapamilya network, describing himself as “privileged” for the opportunity. Kit is currently doing an upcoming teleserye titled “Ligaya” with Ivana Alawi, who also signed a network contract with ABS-CBN recently.

On the other hand, fans can still see more of momshies Karla Estrada and Melai Cantiveros, who both signed their respective two-year contracts as Kapamilyas. Besides sharing their promise of bringing more happiness this 2020, Karla and Melai also revealed what excites them more about this opportunity. “We are more excited about the service that we can give to all our loyal ABS-CBN viewers,” Karla said. A movie is also in the works for Karla and Melai, together with their “Magandang Buhay” co-host, Jolina Magdangal.

Completing the lineup is “A Soldier’s Heart” star Carlo Aquino, who shared his gratitude towards ABS-CBN. Carlo, who is a homegrown talent of the Kapamilya network, shared that he can’t imagine life without ABS-CBN. “I grew up with them; this is where I learned to act, to sing, and I know that they will continue this legacy in the next generations to come,” Carlo said.

Present in the signing were chief operating officer of broadcast Cory Vidanes, TV production head Laurenti Dyogi, Star Magic head Johnny Manahan, and head of treasury Rick Tan. Also present were singer Regine Velasquez, talent manager Leo Dominguez, and Cornerstone head Erickson Raymundo.

Monday, December 2, 2019

5 Filipino Values Featured in ABS-CBN Christmas Station IDs

4:50:00 PM

One of many things to know that it is already Christmas season in the Philippines when there’s Jose Mari Chan, puto bumbong, eye-catching decorations… and an ABS-CBN Christmas station ID. Yes, most of us, me and you are probably always on the look for the Christmas Station ID, and it's interesting that every year it gets better and better.

While these station IDs are always star-studded, viewers and fans excitedly await what stories will be featured in them every year. The messages in these songs and videos have remained the same over the years, because Christmas in the Philippines means love, gratitude, faith in God, kindness, and family. And this is why these highly anticipated station IDs bear more weight – they have always been part of the Filipino Christmas tradition.

This year’s “Family is Forever,” for example, is a tear-inducing nostalgia-fest that every Pinoy, living here or overseas, can relate to. ABS-CBN’s previous station IDs are not any different. Here, we look back at the distinctly Filipino stories and values that have been weaved into these Kapamilya holiday tunes through the years:

1) Family and togetherness
Early station IDs such as 2004’s “Sabay Tayo, Kapamilya,” 2007’s “Walang Mag-iisa Ngayong Pasko,” and 2008’s "May Katuparan ang Hiling sa Kapamilyang Kapiling” focused on the importance of togetherness during times of triumph and despair. 2013’s “Magkasama Tayo Sa Kwento Ng Pasko" also highlighted ABS-CBN’s relationship and meaningful memories with its audiences.

ABS-CBN continues to celebrate the unconditional and enduring love of Pinoys for their biological and chosen families, such as in 2016’s “Isang Pamilya Tayo Ngayong Pasko,” 2018’s “Family is Love,” and this year’s “Family is Forever.”

2) Faith in God
With lyrics such as “Pag-asa'y magliliwanag, ang pag-ibig ng Diyos sisinag sa lahat” and “Pag-asa’y laging buhay… sa Diyos nating gabay, isang pamilya tayo,” Kapamilya Christmas carols don’t forget what the season is about: Jesus.

In 2006, the network used Orange and Lemon’s cover of Apo Hiking Society’s “Tuloy na Tuloy Pa Rin ang Pasko” to show that even if you have a tight budget or whether or not you have presents to give, God and love are enough reasons to celebrate this season.

The message was much stronger in 2009, when ABS-CBN released “Bro, Ikaw Ang Star ng Pasko” to give hope to Kapamilyas, especially the survivors of Typhoon Ondoy, which ravaged many parts of Luzon. It remains ABS-CBN’s most popular Christmas station ID to date, and an enduring reminder of whom to rely on in times of tragedy. It also introduced a new era for Christmas station IDs in that it brings to light what makes Filipinos going, despite seemingly insurmountable calamities and their everyday struggles.

3) Love and kindness
Christmas is indeed about giving, and 2017’s “Just Love Ngayong Christmas” centered around the power of selfless love and sharing it with your family or a stranger. Several “photos of love” were also featured in the station ID, where ordinary citizens were seen making a difference in their communities.

Many scenes in 2012‘s "Lumiliwanag ang Mundo sa Kwento ng Pasko" were also inspired by real events that happened during Typhoon Sendong and at the height of Habagat. With lyrics such as “Ang magbigay ng sarili sa isa't isa… Ito ang kwento ng Pasko, ito'y liwanag ng mundo,” it featured stories of heroism and ordinary people helping each other.

4) Gratitude
Gratitude and giving back became the central themes in 2014’s "Thank You, Ang Babait Ninyo," a meaningful take on Filipino Christmas carols that has since become a staple during the “pamamasko” season.

In 2015’s “Thank You for The Love,” Kapamilya stars expressed their gratitude to countless Filipinos whose stories inspire them in their work and personal lives.

5) #PinoyPride and love for Pinoy culture
What makes Christmas in the Philippines the longest and happiest in the world, other than spending it with your loved ones? It’s the uniquely Pinoy traditions and festivities that have been passed down from generation to generation, including the Simbang Gabi, pangangaroling, monito-monita gift-giving, and the displaying of the Belen. These take centerstage in 2010’s “Ngayong Pasko Magniningning ang Pilipino” and 2011’s "Da Best Ang Pasko Ng Pilipino.”

Through the years, ABS-CBN has also put the spotlight on Filipinos who have made their kababayans proud, including Journey vocalist Arnel Pineda, Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, skateboarding champ Margielyn Didal, ASEAN Para Games gold medalist Arnel Aba, shadow play group El Gamma Penumbra, and YouTube sensation Maria Aragon, who performed the 2011 anthem.

Of course, there are our personal and everyday heroes whose selflessness inspires us, including loved ones who are working overseas, farmers, teachers, and people and organizations in our communities who try to uplift the lives of others. They exemplify our values as a people, such as love, perseverance, and generosity, that make us truly Filipino.

Saturday, November 30, 2019


12:02:00 AM

ABS-CBN received another recognition from the academe after being named the Advertisers’ Friendly Network in the 2019 ComGuild Academe’s Choice Awards last November 24.

Aside from the major award, the Kapamilya network also received 12 other recognitions for its artists and programs.

In the field of entertainment, “It’s Showtime” host Vice Ganda won Male Advertisers’ Friendly Host, Kapamilya heartthrob James Reid received Male Iconic Endorser of the Year, “Kadenang Ginto” star Andrea Brillantes was named Female Most Loved Teen Endorser of the Year, and comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto took home Best Female Comedian/Comedienne of the Year.

The box-office hit loveteam KathNiel of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla were presented with Advertisers’ Most Admired Loveteam, while the trio of Jolina Magdangal, Karla Estrada, and Melai Cantiveros from “Magandang Buhay” were hailed as Advertisers’ Friendly Morning Show Hosts.

In news and current affairs, “Umagang Kay Ganda” was hailed as Advertisers’ Friendly Morning Show, “Swak na Swak” won Best Entrepreneurial Business Show, while its hosts led by Bobby Yan and Dimples Romana were also named Best Entrepreneurial Business Show Hosts.

Lastly, in the music category, “Tagpuan” by Moira Dela Torre and directed by John Prats won ComGuild Music Video of the Year, while Kapamilya performers Darren Espanto and Morissette Amon were named Male and Female Artists of the Year.

The ComGuild Academe’s Choice Awards, which recognizes the exemplary work of local broadcasters and news presenters, practitioners, and celebrity endorsers, was held at the Marian Auditorium of Miriam College in Quezon City. Winners were chosen by a reputable Board of Judges comprised of highly regarded educators, heads, and deans of different college and universities in the country.

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November 24, 2019, Marian Auditorium, Miriam College, Quezon City

Best Entrepreneurial Business Show: SWAK NA SWAK
Best Entrepreneurial Business Show Hosts: BOBBY YAN, DIMPLES ROMANA and MILLENNIAL CO-HOSTS
Advertisers’ Friendly Morning Show: UMAGANG KAY GANDA
Advertisers’ Friendly Hosts: Male: VICE GANDA
Iconic Endorsers of the Year: Male: JAMES REID
Most Loved Teen Endorsers of the Year: Female: ANDREA BRILLANTES
Most Admired Comedian/Comedienne of the Year: Female: RUFA MAE QUINTO
Advertisers’ Friendly Network: ABS-CBN CORPORATION
CG Music Video of the Year: TAGPUAN by MOIRA DELA TORRE (Directed by JOHN PRATS)
Male Artist of the Year: DARREN ESPANTO
Female Artist of the Year: MORISSETTE AMON

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Trinitians Awards ABS-CBN as Best TV Station at the 2019 Platinum Stallion Media Awards

1:27:00 PM

The Trinity University of Asia (TUA) community hailed ABS-CBN as Best TV Station anew at the 2019 Platinum Stallion Media Awards held this Wednesday (November 20).

The Kapamilya network has been the choice of Trinitians since 2015, and like in previous years, its programs and personalities went home victorious as well.

Leading the winners from ABS-CBN is the country’s long-time number one program “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” which received the Citation for Socially Relevant TV Series. Meanwhile, Best Primetime Show went to “The General’s Daughter,” Best Values-Oriented Program was given to “Starla,” Best Drama Anthology was awarded to “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” and Best Morning Show was presented to “Umagang Kay Ganda.”

“ASAP Natin ‘To,” Tonight with Boy Abunda,” and “I Can See Your Voice” also took home the Best Variety Show, Best Talk Show, and Best Game Show awards, respectively

Kapamilya personalities were also honored at the awards including “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” lead star Coco Martin for Best TV Male Personality, “Gandang Gabi Vice” host Vice Ganda for Best Talk Show Host, “I Can See Your Voice” host Luis Manzano for Best Game Show Host, singer-actress Nadine Lustre for Best TV Female Personality, and “Starla” child star Enzo Pelojero for Best TV Child Personality.

DZMM Radyo Patrol reporter Dexter Ganibe was also a big winner after being named Outstanding Trinitian Media Practitioner (Radio).

Joining Dexter among the awardees for radio are Best Male Radio Disc Jockey and Best Female Radio Disc Jockey DJ Popoy and DJ ChaCha of MOR 101.9 and “Usapang De Campanilla,” which took home the Best Radio Public Affairs Program award.

The Platinum Stallion Media Awards, held in the University Theater of the Trinity University of Asia, aims to recognize the “the continuing efforts of individuals and groups in educating the public through the media and allied arts.” Winners are selected through a university-wide survey participated in not just by students and faculty but also other members of the TUA community such as parents, alumni, and school staff.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Bridges Of Love Premieres March 16

4:59:00 PM

New offering of ABS-CBN for 2015 is the newest drama series that will relate personalities and characters in real life as they air on primetime TV this March 16, "Bridges of Love". Watch this series and see why it is dubbed as a "story like no other."

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Aiza Seguerra Signs New Contract with ABS-CBN

6:27:00 PM

Our favorite singer-songwriter and actress Aiza Seguerra signs a new contract with ABS-CBN!

As launched a few weeks ago, Aiza plays the part of Jodie Sta. Maria's sister in "Be Careful With My Heart" and will continue to be part of ASAP 2012!!! Stay tuned to ABS-CBN and watch out for more shows featuring Aiza Seguerra!

Aiza Seguerra is represented by MediaNation Inc. For bookings and inquiries, contact Annabelle Regalado-Borja at +63.917.589.6284 or email

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sarah G Live! On Feb 26!

8:17:00 AM

Sarah G Live! has not aired yet but has already made it as one of the top trending topic on twitter and take note world wide.

Yes! Sarah G. Live! is the newest variety show of ABS CBN. It will be a one hour show showcasing the bigger and bolder Sarah G. Starting February 26 it will make Sunday night filled with Sarah's singing, dancing and hosting. Plus a chance to know more about Sarah G as she moves to the next level of her career.

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