Showing posts with label Coco Martin. Show all posts
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Saturday, February 18, 2023

Muslim Community Furious Over FPJ's Batang Quiapo Episode?

9:36:00 PM

The new TV series, FPJ's Batang Quiapo, received a warm reception from fans and viewers after its first episode aired. The show features talented actress Miles Ocampo and is produced by popular actor Coco Martin. However, the show recently faced criticism from the Muslim community due to an episode that portrayed the community in a negative light.

Fernando Poe Jr., or FPJ, is a beloved figure in the Muslim community, not just for his films, but also for the respect and recognition he gave to the community in his work. It was disappointing that the Batang Quiapo series offended the Muslim community, even though the episode in question was fictional. The scene depicted a Muslim character tolerating theft, which many viewers found offensive and inaccurate.

Many people expressed their disappointment with the episode and criticized the Batang Quiapo team for stereotyping Muslims. In response to the criticism, Coco Martin personally went to the office of Senator Robin Padilla, a prominent Muslim figure in government, to apologize for any offense caused by the episode. He admitted that he didn't know much about Muslim culture and assured the senator that he and the team would work to learn and understand more about it.

Here's some part of the public statement made by Senator Robin Padilla.

"...Nais kong ipaalam na personal po na pumunta sa aking tanggapan si Ginoong Director Coco Martin upang ibigay po ang kanyang paliwanag sa kontrobersyal na bahagi ng kanyang teleserye. Personal ko pong narinig at nakita at naramdaman ang sinserong paghingi ng paumanhin ng aking kapwa actor at director sa lahat po ng mga nasaktan sa nasabing paglalarawan. Mga mahal kong kapatid, ako na po ang naggagarantiya sa mabuting kalooban ni Ginoong Coco Martin at sigurado po akong wala siyang masamang intensiyon kanino man. Inaamin po nya na kulang ang kanyang kaalaman sa Islam, kung kaya't sa halip po na ating kutyain ang kanyang pagkukulang, ako na po ang nananawagan po sa inyo upang atin itong sama-samang bunuan.

Sampu po ng mga bumubuo ng Batang Quiapo, sila naman po ay nangangako na mas magiging maingat at sensitibo sa pagsasalarawan ng mga sektor lalo't higit po kung nakasalalay dito ang imahe ng kultura, tradisyon, at maging relihiyon.

Tunay na mayaman po at makulay ang komunidad ng Muslim sa ka-Maynilaan, partikular po sa Quiapo na tumatagos sda libu-libong pahina ng ating kasaysayan..."

[(translation) "I want to inform everyone that Director Coco Martin personally came to my office to explain the controversial part of his teleserye. I personally heard, saw, and felt the sincere apology of my fellow actor and director to all those who were hurt by the said portrayal. My dear brothers and sisters, I guarantee the good intentions of Mr. Coco Martin and I am sure that he has no ill intentions towards anyone. He admits that he lacks knowledge of Islam, so instead of criticizing his shortcomings, I appeal to you to help us build a better understanding together.

The members of Batang Quiapo, in cooperation, promise to be more careful and sensitive in depicting sectors, especially when the image of culture, tradition, and religion is at stake.

The Muslim community in Ka-Maynilaan (Manila), particularly in Quiapo, is truly rich and colorful, which runs through thousands of pages of our history."]

This incident is an opportunity to learn more about the Muslim culture and stop judging people based on appearances or stereotypes. Coco Martin and the Batang Quiapo team have committed to doing better in the future and promoting more accurate and respectful representations of the Muslim community.

“FPJ’s Batang Quiapo,” which is inspired by the original story of Regal Films, on weeknights at 8 PM on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, iWantTFC, and Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. The show is also available to viewers in and out of the Philippines on iWantTFC, while viewers outside of the Philippines can watch on The Filipino Channel (TFC) on cable and IPTV.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Primetime King Coco Martin's Explosive Comeback in 'FPJ's Batang Quiapo' Captivates Fans Nationwide!

11:14:00 PM

The much-anticipated comeback of Primetime King Coco Martin to television was nothing short of phenomenal, as his new Kapamilya teleserye, “FPJ’s Batang Quiapo,” debuted with a spectacular pilot episode that captured the hearts of fans nationwide. This was evident in the overwhelming support and reception from fans who flocked to Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila to witness the series' official poster unveiling and live public viewing of the one-hour long, action-packed pilot episode. The series' impressive performance on social media was also undeniable, with the show quickly trending on Twitter and generating an outstanding 341,509 live concurrent views on Kapamilya Online Live on YouTube, proving the insatiable appetite of the viewing public for quality entertainment.

Coco expressed his gratitude to the viewers for their overwhelming support and said, “Nakakatuwa kasi na-appreciate nila ‘yung pinaghirapan namin. Kasi talagang dugo at pawis ang pinagpuhunan namin para mapaganda namin ‘yung palabas ngayon. Susulitin namin ‘yung pagmamahal na ibinibigay nila sa amin.”

The public viewing capped-off Coco’s two-week long festivities to celebrate the premiere of “FPJ’s Batang Quiapo.” Earlier, Coco and his co-stars, led by Lovi Poe, Cherry Pie Picache, John Estrada, and McCoy de Leon, greeted fans who filled the streets in a festive-like parade that passed through Baclaran, Luneta, Quiapo, and Tondo and lasted almost four hours last February 9.

The official hashtag for the premiere of the series, #FPJsBatangQuiapoDay, was also the top trending topic on Twitter in the Philippines with over 22,000 tweets. Coco, as well as the tags "Primetime King Is Back” and “Plaza Miranda” also made it to the trending list on Twitter, while Miles Ocampo ranked among the worldwide trends for her emotional portrayal of a conflicted young mother.

The first episode of “FPJ’s Batang Quiapo” gave a series of backstories that started with how the high-speed chase for Ramon (Coco), a notorious criminal, led him to rape a stranger named Marites (Miles), in his desperate attempt to continue his bloodline. Later on, it was revealed that the child that Marites gave birth to is Tanggol (Coco).

Meanwhile, fans also flocked to Cebu last February 11 to witness the special performances of the “Batang Quiapo” cast during their mall show in Cebu.

Don’t miss the action-packed scenes in “FPJ’s Batang Quiapo,” which is inspired by the original story of Regal Films, on weeknights at 8 PM on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, iWantTFC, and Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Viewers who use any digital TV box at home such as the TVplus box only need to rescan their device to be able to watch “FPJ’s Batang Quiapo” on TV5 and A2Z. The show is also available to viewers in and out of the Philippines on iWantTFC, while viewers outside of the Philippines can watch on The Filipino Channel (TFC) on cable and IPTV.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Coco Defends Country from War in “FPJ’S ANG PROBINSYANO’S” Fourth Year

1:23:00 PM

“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’s” Cardo has endured unimaginable threats to his job, community, and family. But in the fourth year of the country’s longest-running drama-action series, primetime TV’s everyday hero is facing his biggest mission: to protect the whole Philippines against its gravest conflict yet.

“Next year, our story will be the story of the world. A big, big war will happen. It will be packed with more action, more drama, and more intense scenes. It won’t just be about Cardo and his family, but the entire country,” said Coco Martin, who serves as the lead star, creative head, and one of the directors of the program.

According to the King of Television, they will start shooting scenes in different areas in and out of the country for the program’s next chapter in January. Hollywood actors have already been confirmed to join the series, he added.

“What have we not encountered yet? What else does Cardo have to go through? We want to give people different flavors, different stories so everyone can relate to it. It has to be a new experience every time,” said Coco.

He added that 430 actors and actresses have had guest appearances in the already star-studded program, including Judy Ann Santos, Vice Ganda, Anne Curtis, Angelica Panganiban, and Christopher De Leon.

Meanwhile, Yassi Pressman expressed her appreciation and gratefulness for playing Alyana, Cardo’s wife and now a newly elected barangay captain whom she has come to love. “Alyana and the program have changed my life. I look up to her. She is good, kind, loving – all of the characteristics of a respectable woman.”

Viewers should also watch out for when Yassi and Coco have another baby as they prepare to rebuild their family, after the unfortunate death of their eldest son two years ago.

“We both have careers, how will we maintain our relationship? Having kids will add flavor and color to the story. It’s also a concern of Filipinos -- having to spend time with and caring for their children. That’s what we want to show as well, that we are a solid family,” said Yassi.

Amidst plot twists and foreign actors joining the show, “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” aims to showcase and reflect real-life experiences that are distinctly Filipino, said Coco.

“We have an obligation to the viewers. We will do everything so that every night they watch our show is worth it and does not disappoint them. They motivate us, they are the reason we wake up and go on every day, however we are feeling. They are our inspiration. Thank you all so much,” said Coco.

Don’t miss the action and lessons in “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” weeknights on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167).

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Coco Martin and Ajinomoto Sarsaya Oyster Sauce, Oystra Sarsaya!

1:44:00 PM
What happens when Coco Martin and Ajinomoto blend in together? Well, it's an interesting partnership as both Ajinomoto and Coco Martin makes simple things extraordinary. Coco and Ajinomoto brings a new sauce in town with an oystra Sarsaya oyster sauce.

We all know that Coco Martin began in humble beginnings and just like Ajinomoto's Sarsaya Oyster Sauce can make simple dish a flavorful one.

Sarsaya Oyster sauce is a concentrated sauce that comes from real oysters, complete with seasonings to provide a delicious blend of savory, sweet and salty taste to any dish.

According to Pen Alvina, Ajinomoto's Category Manager for Menu Seasonings, "Sarsaya Oyster Sauce is a unique brand of oyster sauce that is created to suit fFilipino taste and preference, making many Filipino dishes like Ginisang Kangkong and Adobo more flavorful and delicious."
Of course the event that Ajinomoto prepared wouldn't be complete without the Primetime Bida himself, Coco Martin, to grace the event. Armed with his signature jacket, smile and dimples made every mommies and ladies present want to have a picture with him. Of course everyone did get a chance for a photo opportunity and take note Coco Martin also judge the cook-off that happened.

There were also a cooking demonstration happened where Chef Mac did the flavorful Ginisang Kangkong and his Thai Style Stir Fired Chicken using Sarsaya Oyster Sauce. Guests were encouraged to participate in a cook-off, where Coco Martin judges the dish they'll be cooking. Participants did discover the convenience of using Sarsaya Oyster Sauce.
According to Ajinomoto, Mr. Coco Martin, the Primetime King, was chosen to endorse Sarsaya Oyster Sauce because  aside from being popular among the masses, he is Coco Martin. And aside from being a big fan of his grandmother's cooking, Coco graduated with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management. It was claimed by Coco that Sarsaya Oyster Sauce "Oyster na oyster!"

Sarsaya Oyster Sauce is available in 30g pack and 156g stand-up re-sealable pouch. Aside from the Oyster Sauce, Ajinomoto also got its Sarsaya Sweet and Sour Sauce which is available in 200g stand-up pouch.

Product : Sarsaya Oyster Sauce
                Sarsaya Sweet and Sour Sauce

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Coco Martin and Sarah Geronimo Partnered in Maybe This Time

9:22:00 AM

Star Cinema has been one of the leaders in the Philippine Entertainment industry for the past 20 years and the company had produced numerous quality films encompassing a wide and diversified range of genres that include comedy, drama, action, adventure, fantasy, animation, horror and romance. In their tradition of providing blockbuster romantic films that celebrates timeless and universal stories that showcase the varied forms of love and how it affects human relationships, Maybe This Time is their movie offering for this year. A film that every fan and movie buff should not miss as it marks the very first ever big-screen collaboration of Coco Martin and Sarah Geronimo who are arguably two of the biggest and most bankable stars of ABS-CBN today.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Coco Martin and His #SarapNgSuccess Story with Max's Restaurant

1:21:00 PM
It always feels great to look back to where you came from and to what you have been through.  The hurdles and mazes of life that made you strong in facing life, those times that you almost give up and the hardships that you endure just to came out successful.  That's what makes success an important event to celebrate.

I remember my life as a student before.  How I tighten my belt just to cope up with the expenses and projects in school.  I remember budgeting Php50 a day going to school.  Dividing it for lunch, AM and PM snacks, and jeepney fare from Quezon City to Sta. Mesa.  It was indeed a struggle but I was able to made it and graduated from college.  It's not that much of a story but it was my life back in college.

That story is not much compared to the inspiring story of Coco Martin on how a simple waiter of Max's Restaurant become a well-known celebrity and the best of it is the endorser of the establishment where he once worked with.  From being a waiter at Max's Restaurant in 2000-2001 and now Coco Martin is one of the most respected actors in the country.

If you haven't seen the Max's TV commercial Kwento Ni Toto invites you to watch it here and take a peek into the TV commercial that depict Coco's journey to success. If you have any #SarapNgSuccess story and pictures depicting your own story, you can share it by completing the sentence "Successful ang araw ko dahil __________."

"Successful ang araw ko dahil nandyan ang pamilya ko na sumusuporta sa 'kin" (My day is successful because my family are there to support me.)

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Juan Dela Cruz Advance Screening

5:53:00 PM

Few days before the first episode of Juan Dela Cruz, I was able to catch the advance screening of its first whole week. The advance screening was available in few places in the Philippines. One in Megamall, in Cebu, and in Davao.  All Coco Martin fans are very much eager to watch it. The screening in SM Megamall was packed with celebrities showing their support for Coco Martin come after the successful love story Walang Hanggang which was hailed by many fans and viewers as well as the fans and supporters of Coco.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Max's Restaurant's New Face

5:00:00 PM

The best way for a story to be told is to have a storyteller and for big brand like Max's Restaurant big name from the entertainment industry is needed as well to continue the story telling and the best name that qualifies for that is the well loved artist of this generation none other than Coco Martin.  Yes, Coco Martin is the newest face and brand ambassador of Max's.  According to Max's officials, Coco Martin's name came most popular among the actors of this generation and that's why they have him now as one of their growing family.

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