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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

SPARKLE Holds Its Biggest CONTRACT SIGNING EVENT

12:01:00 AM

 


Probably one of the biggest contract signing events in GMA network's history. 

Committed to its vision of being at the forefront of discovering and honing world-class talents, Sparkle GMA Artist Center once again spearheaded the historical and star-studded Signed for Stardom #ProudToBeKapuso Contract Signing event on May 26, 2022.

The Signed for Stardom contract signing event was held in GMA Network on a Thursday afternoon, with the intent of showcasing the freshest Sparkle faces to watch for and beloved stars who stayed true and loyal to Sparkle.

It was a fun-filled afternoon as seasoned actors and actresses, comedians, TV hosts, singers, beauty queens, hunks, and rising stars inked their management contracts with Sparkle GMA Artist Center.

Among the prime artists who renewed their contract with Sparkle are: Mars Pa More host Camille Prats, Award-winning actor Ken Chan, Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Rabiya Mateo, Kapuso leading lady Max Collins, veteran comedian Rufa Mae Quinto, internationally-acclaimed actor Jeric Gonzales, dramatic actress Kim Domingo, and promising young Kapuso stars Zonia Mejia, Radson Flores, and Lexi Gonzales.

Also present at the event were Betong Sumaya, Dion Ignacio, Kokoy De Santos, Faith Da Silva, Nikki Co, Yasser Marta, Luis Hontiveros, and Jennie Gabriel.

 

The Clash alumni Mauie Francisco, Anthony Rosaldo, and Mariane Osabel joined the signing as well, hopeful to continue their singing careers all while exploring other opportunities in showbiz.

New Kapuso artists Katrina Chavez, Kirst Viray, Kazel Kinouchi, and Mariel Pamintuan were also welcomed into Sparkle’s fold.

This star-studded event was hosted by Sparkle’s celebrity hosts, Gianna Llanes and Martin Javier.

GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon kicked off the event with a short opening message remarking the bright future of Sparkle and the exciting things in store for all the artists who signed earlier.

Among the GMA executives who were present during the signing ceremony were: Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Reasonable, Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, Assistant Vice President for Talent Management Unit 2 Joy Marcelo, Sparkle’s Consulting Head for Talent Imaging and Marketing Lawrence Tan, and GMA Senior Talent Managers Daryl Zamora and Tracy Garcia.

The Signed for Stardom #ProudToBeKapuso Contract Signing Event marks another successful milestone for Sparkle as the talent arm continues to flourish in the entertainment industry with its amazing and multi-talented lineup of stars who thrive not only in the local scene but even across the globe. Sparkle is set to shine even brighter in the world of show business as the search for more potential talents and aspiring artists continue.

Stay updated about your favorite Kapuso shows and artists by visiting Sparkle’s official website GMAnetwork.com.
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Thursday, October 1, 2020

GMA Network Raises the Bar With It's Star-studded Drama Anthology ‘I Can See You’

11:08:00 PM

 

What comes to your mind when you read the phrase " I Can See You"? Probably, you'll freak out or something else. Or how about getting the sense that you are being watched? Or that you are not alone?  Well, you'll for sure get scared. 


But if you have ever felt like being spied upon whether by someone or something, more often than not, your instincts are correct. Researchers believe that humans are sensitive to gaze as it signals intimacy as well as danger; two of the things we need to pay attention to for our own well-being. 


Beginning September 28 (which it already started), GMA Network raises the bar with an exceptional and one-of-a-kind program featuring the biggest and brightest Kapuso stars in the drama anthology ‘I Can See You’ on the Telebabad block.

This unique drama anthology which highlights four mini-series – Love On The Balcony, High Rise Lovers, The Promise, and Truly. Madly. Deadly. – dwells on its common visual storytelling mnemonic device which is the use of a camera as a witness to the tales of love and mystery from everyday people; hence the title – I Can See You. 


  
The ground-breaking program gifts viewers with compelling, contemporary, and unique stories produced by four different teams in a remarkable four-week viewing experience.

In observance of anti-COVID-19 protocols alongside the Network’s precautionary measures, the cast and crew of the show underwent RT-PCR tests, lock-in tapings and strictly practiced government-mandated safety and health protocols on the set. 


Kick-starting the drama anthology is “Love On The Balcony” top-billed by Asia's Multimedia Star Alden Richards, Kapuso hunk Pancho Magno, and Kapuso leading Lady Jasmine Curtis-Smith. It tells the timely story of a wedding videographer, Gio (Alden), who crosses paths with a frontline nurse, Lea (Jasmine). Uninspired and creatively drained, Gio is encouraged by his business partner and friend Val (Pancho) to search for a potential fling during quarantine. After their unfortunate encounter, romance eventually blossoms between Gio and Lea amidst the pandemic. Is this the beginning of a beautiful chapter in their love story or is it just destiny’s way of putting people in our lives for a purpose?

Completing the cast are Denise Barbacena and Shyr Valdez. Love On The Balcony is directed by LA Madridejos which airs beginning September 28. 

  

Heating up primetime TV viewing on October 5 is the second installment of the series “High Rise Lovers” which stars Kapuso Premier Drama Actress Lovi Poe, actress-beauty queen Winwyn Marquez and multitalented Kapuso actor Tom Rodriguez. It follows the story of married couple Samantha (Lovi) and Luis (Tom) whose relationship dwindles as their opposing goals in life get the best of them. After moving into a new condominium unit, Samantha continues to strive for a big promotion at work while Luis, an unemployed contractor, is forced to accept a renovation job for another occupant – the mysterious and sultry Ysabel (Winwyn). Will Luis yield to the temptation of a new lover who comforts his bruised ego or will Samantha realize that her marriage is still worth saving?

Also starring in the episode are Teresa Loyzaga and Kenneth “Tetay” Ocampo. High Rise Lovers is under the helm of Monti Parungao. 

  

Bannered by talented Kapuso stars Andrea Torres, Yasmien Kurdi, Benjamin Alves and Paolo Contis, “The Promise” gives viewers more reasons to believe in the power of love this October 12. The story begins with a rich widowed man named Frank (Paolo) who loses his passion for life and became a recluse after losing his wife Clarisse (Yasmien) from an accident. When Jude (Benjamin), his cousin and right-hand man in the company, visits him in the lake house where he stays at, Frank takes an interest in the latter’s girlfriend Ivy (Andrea), an aspiring artist who is willing to do anything to take her family out of poverty.

Also playing an exciting role in this series is Maey Bautista. The Promise is directed by Zig Dulay.

Finally, set to bring mystery and romance is the last installment “Truly. Madly. Deadly.” headlined by Kapuso Drama King Dennis Trillo, versatile Kapuso actress Rhian Ramos, and Ultimate Star Jennylyn Mercado premiering on October 19. Coleen (Jennylyn) is a professional woman who, after being ridiculed online for a scandal with a married man, moves out of the city and works in a remote resort where she meets the mysterious resident IT guy named Drew (Dennis). Life seems to be going well for the recovering Coleen until her best friend turned enemy Abby (Rhian) shows up and her past begins to haunt her once again. 

  
Joining the talented cast of this episode is Jhoana Marie Tan and with the special participation of Ruby Rodriguez. Truly. Madly. Deadly is directed by Jorron Lee Monroy.

Don’t miss out on GMA Network’s newest and much-awaited offering this year ‘I Can See You’ beginning September 28, right after Encantadia, on the Telebabad block.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Join GMA Entertainment Viber Community To Get Showbiz Updates and Interacts with Kapuso Stars

9:26:00 PM

 


To avid Kapuso viewers and followers of Kapuso Stars, here's your chance to get your doze of showbiz updates and a chance to interact with Kapuso stars through the GMA Entertainment Viber Community!

It's a new way of connecting with the Kapuso viewers during this time of pandemic. That is why beginning September 21, and that's today which is my birthday, never miss out on the newest updates on your favorite Kapuso stars and interact with them in just a click of a button with the GMA Entertainment Viber Community.

Highlighting the special bond that GMA fans and celebrities have created through similar interests and love for all things Kapuso, this Viber Community is another avenue where fans can get up to the minute showbiz news, trends, and behind-the-scenes stories about various GMA artists while gaining friends online.

At the same time, the Kapuso Viber Chat feature treats fans to chat with their favorite Kapuso artists.

Also making daily conversations even more fun and colorful is the Proud to be Kapuso Sticker Pack that includes various stickers that showcase witty catchphrases from artists and references from well-loved GMA shows. These exclusive Kapuso stickers will be downloadable soon.

Join the GMA Entertainment Viber Community now to catch up with your friends while being in the loop with the latest chika!

For more info, go to https://bit.ly/GMAEntertainmentViber.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Hallypop is GMA Network's New Asian Pop-culture Digital Channel

8:40:00 PM

 


A hall of your favorite K-Pop and entertainment programs  to feast on. Well, if you're a truly Korean show fanatic. The good thing is that it is under GMA Network, in partnership with Jungo TV, is giving  its audiences with a more exciting viewing experience as it launches Hallypop, the newest and first ever digital channel in the Philippines that’s set to be a one-stop-shop for K-Pop, variety, and entertainment programs beginning September 20.

GMA is paving the way for its digital TV viewers a front seat to Asian pop culture under their latest pgrogram Hallypop. Providing a daily dose of hit shows across the continent with Asian popculture. 


Get ready for the best tunes in Korea and the most sensational music show on TV. Fantastic performances and awe-inspiring harmony by the nation's top musicians await viewers on Music Bank. Follow the latest trend in the Korean music scene through the K-chart, a summary of the week's hottest songs.

Know what the hype is all about on the airing of the top-rating South Korean variety show Running Man, as it arrives in the country for the very first time. Experience a mix of thrills with its games and series of missions that are entertaining and will keep viewers at the edge of their seats.

Showcasing the highly-requested concerts in the country and across Asia, HallyStage is set to give the spotlight to the hottest singers in the concert stage.

GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon shared his excitement towards this partnership with international content distributor Jungo TV, “We are grateful to Jungo TV and Mr. Chung for entrusting us with their channel and content to be the first here in the Philippines to distribute their content.” 


First Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari R. Abacan aims to widen GMA’s library of content via Hallypop, “We have the heart of fans and that's going to be seen in the way we program Hallypop. A lot of people are looking forward to that Hallyu (Korean Wave) content. Having another channel that could actually focus on having certain materials like variety shows, K-pop, and reality shows, it can complement what we have started for the Heart of Asia so I'm excited about it because we have a lot of things to learn from these Asian contents.”

“Hallypop represents a new and exciting direction in the reimagined world of Asian entertainment,” said Jungo TV CEO and co-founder George Chung. "We are excited to expand on Hallypop’s success in the United States and honored to be partnered with GMA, led by the vision and leadership of Mr. Gozon, that allows us to bring top-tier Korean and Asian pop culture entertainment to the best and most loyal fans in the world.”

For GMA Affordabox users, be sure to rescan to get dibs on Hallypop’s test broadcast by clicking the SCAN button on the remote and wait for all the exclusive channels to appear. Easy as 1,2,3!

A full rundown of Hallypop’s programming is available on www.gmanetwork.com/gmahallypop

Don’t miss the premiere of Hallypop and its exciting lineup only on GMA Affordabox, the Network’s digital TV receiver.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

GMA Affordabox Unveil as Part of GMA Networks' 70th anniversary

1:14:00 AM

With today's technologies and because of the stay-at-home thingies, well, everyone needs to have some good quality and digital viewing of entertainment. We don't want to miss that good crisp images.  So just today, GMA Network officially launched its own high-quality and affordable Digital Terrestrial Television (DIT) receiver which is called the 'GMA Affordabox.' This is part of GMA's 70th-anniversary celebration.

As the Network aspires to enable every Filipino home to enjoy digital TV viewing experience, GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon proudly shared that GMA Affordabox was specifically developed to be made accessible to millions of Filipino households.


“In celebration of this milestone of reaching seven colorful decades in the industry, we are more than grateful for the Filipinos’ continued trust in GMA Network as we reaffirm our commitment to deliver excellence in news and entertainment. Kaya naman, kasabay ng ika-70 anibersaryo ng inyong Kapuso Network, buong puso naming inihahandog sa inyo ang high-quality at abot-kayang digital TV receiver na Para Sa Pilipino—ang GMA Affordabox.”


GMA Affordabox is a plug-and-play device that can easily be connected to an analog TV in order to receive digital television broadcasts. Users can watch GMA, GMA News TV, and the most-awaited Heart of Asia in digital display, as well as all other free-to-air digital TV channels available in the area.


“GMA Affordabox stays true to its name as we make it available in the market at an affordable price, without compromising quality. GMA Network has teamed up with the best product developers and engineers to give you a device built with additional features and high-quality materials at an accessible price. Now, more Filipino homes can start enjoying digital TV viewing,” GMA Network President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr. stated.

With a sleek black metal casing that is set to endure years of TV viewing, GMA Affordabox provides superior digital reception as well as additional features that will take the users’ entertainment experience to a whole new level. It comes with a built-in multimedia player that makes it an all-around digital file access device allowing users to play compatible video files, view photos, and even listen to music using a USB drive.

“Aside from providing superior digital reception, we also wanted Filipino homes to enjoy additional features that are built to suit their lifestyle,” said GMA Network Chief Risk Officer and First Vice President for Corporate Strategic Planning and Concurrent Head for Program Support Regie C. Bautista.


Another advanced function of the GMA Affordabox is its personal video recorder that allows viewers to record GMA, GMA News TV, and Heart of Asia programs so they never have to miss any of their favourite Kapuso shows. GMA Affordabox users can watch and re-watch highlights of the shows by instant or scheduled recording.

In addition to the one-of-a-kind features exclusively available for GMA channels, the device also has a nationwide Emergency Warning Broadcast System (EWBS) that receives alerts from the NDRRMC about any calamity warnings in their area. It will automatically set off an alarm during emergencies with its functional auto-on alert feature for every household’s safety and preparedness.

You can as well check out my posted unboxing of the said devices in my youtube channel Kwento Ni Toto.


For just a one-time purchase of P888 and no monthly fees, each GMA Affordabox unit promises to deliver a clearer and more vibrant TV viewing experience along with other bonus features.

It is now for sale online and in stores for the following areas where GMA's digital signal is already available: Metro Manila, Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Davao de Oro, Davao del Sur, and Davao del Norte.

For more details, visit www.GMAaffordabox.com and its official social media accounts via the handle @GMAaffordabox. For inquiries, contact the hotline (02) 8857-4627 within Metro Manila from 8AM to 10PM or 0961-252-9393 for outside Metro Manila, or e-mail support@GMAaffordabox.com. (30)

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Twice the Fun as GMA Network and Rebisco Topps Sarap Brings Toppstar TV Season 2

12:45:00 AM

When you're surrounded with talented kids will definitely give you a good day. Just recently Kwento Ni Toto was able to meet these wonderful kids from Toppstar TV.

Beginning October 5, the fun continues for Kapuso viewers as GMA Network and Rebisco Topps Sarap bring back the musical-variety program, every Saturday morning, Toppstar TV featuring the cute and talented Toppstar Kids.


The second season of the program promises twice the excitement, laughter and performances as the Toppstar batch 1 kids welcome a new breed of kiddie stars on the show.

The kids, who were chosen from Rebisco’s on-ground talent search all over the Philippines, will come together to showcase their skills in singing, dancing and hosting to bring out the “topps” in every kid.


As part of the brand’s commitment to bring out the best in every child, every segment of the show is created to ensure that we deliver this: the Toppstar Performance showcases the kids’ talent in singing and dancing; the Toppstar Games allows the kids to play while learning new skills; the Toppstar Laughs lets kids have fun showing their comedic talents while learning wholesome jokes, and the on-cam conversations in-between that hone the kids’ talents in hosting and interview.


To complement the Saturday morning episodes, Topps Sarap will mount school tours across Metro Manila. Video snippets of these visits will be featured on the show.

Make Saturdays twice as fun with Topps Sarap Toppstar TV Season 2.


Starts October 5, from 9:15 to 9:45 AM on GMA, and with replays every Sunday at 5:00 to 5:30 PM on GMA News TV.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

4 Reasons to Get Hook With GMA Network Primetime Programs, This is my Kwento

10:52:00 PM

An exciting September for GMA, the Kapuso Network, as they have unveiled their brand new lineup of teleseryes to expect. There are four (4) interesting reasons to get hooked with GMA's new shows. So, what are these reasons? Continue to read my kwento (stories) to know what are these.

1. The Gift - this marks the return of the Kapuso actor and Asia's Multimedia Star Alden Richards to primetime, which starts its airing on September 16, 2019. The teleserye or TV Series about the story of Sep, a visually-impaired young man who will be blessed withsd the power to see the past and the future. An interesting and challenging role for the Kapuso actor.



The line up of stars are Alden Richards, Jo Berry, Mikee Quintos, Martin Del Rosario, Isabel Ortega, Jean Garcia, Rochelle Pangilinan, Elizabeth Oropesa, Mikoy Morales, Christian Vasquez, Luz Valdez, and Betong Sumaya.

2. Beautifull Justice - an action series with girl power. Justice never looked this beautiful as Beautiful Justice has already started last September 9. This is a story of three women with different personalities that will band together to unravel the secrets behind the death of their loved ones. Lead stars are Yasmien Kurdi, Bea Binene, and Gabbi Garcia.



Other cast, Derrick Monasterio, Valeen Montenegro, Lilet, Gil Cuerva, Bing Loyzaga, Victor Neri, and Therese Malvar.


3. One of the Baes - the interesting and lovable couple, Ken Chan and Rita Daniela once agan team up for this new primetime show. This is their first-ever primetime show together, One of the Baes, which will premiere on September 30. The story will follow the ups and downs of Filipino seafarers.



Other cast of this TVSeries are Joyce Ching, Maureen Larrazabal, Tonton Gutierrez, Edgar Allan Guzman, Buboy Villar, Jestoni Alarcon, Roderick Paulate, Melanie Marquez, Archie Alemania, and Kenneth Medrano.

4. 2nd Season of The Clash - yes, it's another season of original musical competition that will air on September 21 with the new Clash Masters, Asia's Pop Diva, Julie Anne San Jose and Total Heartthrob, Rayver Cruz. The set of Judges are Asia's Nightingale, Lanie Misalucha; Asia's Romantic Balladeer, Christian Bautista; and Comedy Concert Queen, Ai Ai deas Alas. The Clash participants will be entertained by The Clash Journey Hosts, Ken Chan and Rita Daniela.



These are the new shows to expect on the Kapuso Network and there will be more to expect. These are all shared and celebrated in the GMA All-New September Primetime event were stars of the shows are present. Bloggers, online publicists, and media partners were given a chance to throw questions and an interview with them which happened last September 10. at 5:00 pm at the Premiere Theater of Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas.


Sunday, July 28, 2019

GMA Network receives Diamond Button for Reaching the 10 million YouTube Subscribers

9:49:00 PM

Here's some interesting news for all Kapuso followers, viewers and fans. The GMA Network, the leading conglomerate celebrates another milestone as the GMA Entertainment Channel just recently went over the 10 million subscriber mark on YouTube, thus joining the list of elite group of content creators in Southeast Asia.

With this accomplishment, the Network formally received on July 23 the Diamond Creator Award, a recognition given by YouTube to content creators that have reached 10 million subscribers. Present in the ceremonial turnover were GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon; President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr.; Executive Committee Vice Chairman Joel G. Jimenez; Executive Vice President and CFO Felipe S. Yalong; GMA New Media, Inc. (NMI) President and COO Judd Gallares; and GMA NMI Senior Vice President and General Manager Dennis Caharian. The Diamond Play Button was awarded by YouTube’s Southeast Asia Director of Content Partnerships and Business Development Vishal Sarin, and Content Partnerships Philippines Country Lead Pablo Mendoza.


Through NMI, the Network’s technology arm, GMA forged a partnership with YouTube dubbed the YouTube Player for Publishers (“YT PfP”) in mid-2017 that has enabled viewers everywhere to watch official, full episodes of GMA programs online. The partnership not only supports the anti-piracy efforts of GMA Network, but more significantly addresses the millennial video viewing habits that demand access to premium content when they want, wherever they may be. The YT PfP partnership was an enabler for GMA as it aided strategy for boosting YouTube views and hastening the acquisition of subscribers. It also allowed for a more robust content archive that used to only house show highlights, recaps, behind-the-scene videos, among others.

From only 1.6 million subscribers at the start of the YT PfP agreement in June 2017, this soared past 10 million in May this year. As of December 2018, the GMA Network YouTube channel’s rank improved from being in the Top 200 in 2017 to being among the Top 50 worldwide.

“We are very gratified that GMA has reached quite an achievement and it is translated into about four times growth [in watch time] year-on-year so that’s enough reason for us to be really happy. This is the work of many people and they are all here as we receive this Diamond Creator Award,” said Gozon.


Meanwhile, YouTube’s Sarin said, “We congratulate GMA for growing their channel to more than 10 million subscribers. This is a great milestone as there are only five media networks in Southeast Asia that have received the Diamond Creator Award and GMA is one of them.”

Of the achievement, Gallares shared, “Our mandate is to lead GMA’s transformation from a media and entertainment giant into a dominant multi-platform content provider worldwide. YouTube has in recent years been a strategic ally in this regard, as it has not only helped us expand GMA’s online footprint but it has also been key to building preference for the GMA brand. This recognition affirms that we are on track.”

Caharian further added that they were just showcasing the output of GMA Entertainment and how they help in making sure that their content can also be discovered online. “At the end of the day, what attracts a lot of viewers is still the quality of the content, so congratulations to GMA Entertainment. We’d also like to thank the viewers for their support, and we’d like them to know that many projects are in the pipeline for more viewing fun.”

Since its launch in November 2006, the GMA Entertainment channel now has 11.8 billion lifetime views. Total subscribers are currently at 11.1 million, a million more in a span of less than three months.

Other Kapuso YouTube channels include GMA News for daily video clips from the Network’s news programs, now with 4.1 million subscribers; GMA Public Affairs for documentaries, docudrama, and news magazine shows, now with 6.1 million subscribers; GMA Playlist for heartfelt song renditions from various Kapuso stars; GMA Playground for some of the Network’s child-friendly programs; and GMA Regional TV for the top stories from the regions.


For more updates on GMA Network shows, visit www.gmanetwork.com or subscribe to its YouTube channel www.youtube.com/GMANetwork.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Discover the World of Sahaya beginning March 18 on GMA Telebabad

4:25:00 PM

Talking about history, culture and heritage, I believe that this topics or stories are shown and describe by the Kapuso Network fairly based on facts and information. And this coming March 18, a celebration of knowing parts of our identity and heritage will be airing as the Entertainment Group of GMA Network fulfils its commitment to bring viewers world-class entertainment with its newest primetime spectacle, Sahaya.

This extraordinary epic-drama series is top-billed by one of this generation’s brightest and hottest love teams - Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix together with sought-after Kapuso leading man Migo Adecer.


Sahaya is the inspiring story of a determined and special Badjaw who rises above all difficult circumstances in life that will challenge her resiliency as she maps her path towards self-acceptance, success, and admiration.

In her titular role as Sahaya, Bianca breathes life into a beautiful Badjaw lady blessed with extraordinary abilities which will lead her to inspire her family and her people, including Ahmad, her simple childhood friend who has always been in love with her, portrayed by Miguel.

Adding a twist to their story is Jordan, played by Migo, the wealthy Manileño who will compete with Ahmad for Sahaya’s love.
 

Joining them in this intriguing series are talented actors and actresses: Eric Quizon as Hubert, Jordan’s father whose business is coral mining at Sahaya’s village in Tawi-Tawi; Zoren Legaspi as Harold, Sahaya’s father who abandons her mother before he knew that they were about to have a child; Mylene Dizon as Manisan, a Badjaw who fell for Harold and ended up raising and teaching their daughter, Sahaya, resiliency and good values; Pen Medina as Panglima Alari, Manisan’s father and the panglima (leader) of the Sama Dilaut; Debra Liz as Babu, Sahaya’s cheerful grandmother; Juan Rodrigo as Bapa, older brother of Panglima Alari; Ana Roces as Irene, Harold’s loyal wife who will do anything to protect her family; Ashley Ortega as Lindsay, Jordan’s spoiled cousin and the school’s queen bee; and Ms. Snooky Serna as Salida, a loving yet vengeful mother who will be the reason why Manisan and Sahaya will be separated.

Playing very special roles in the pilot week are Benjamin Alves as Aratu, Salida’s son and Manisan’s husband; Gil Cuerva as the young Harold; Karl Medina as young Alari and Jasmine Curtis-Smith as the young Manisan.

To shed light on the culture of our Badjao brothers and sisters, GMA 7 hired consultants and recreated an entire set reminiscent of a real Badjao village in Calatagan, Batangas that will bring viewers a realistic vision of their community—a surprising feat only the Kapuso Network delivers in a remarkable manner. Likewise for this program, the Network sets the bar even higher as it uses for the first time a high-end cinema camera to create clean, sharp and cinematic images.

Sahaya is created through the visionary minds of writers Marlon Miguel and Jonathan Cruz. Aloy Adlawan is the Creative Director and Suzette Doctolero headwrites the show. This grand production is under the helm of esteemed director Zig Dulay.

This original series, created by the GMA Drama group, is headed by the SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Drama Redgie A. Magno, AVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Senior Program Manager Helen Rose Sese, Executive Producer Milo Paz.

Join Sahaya as she brings pride to her culture through her captivating adventures beginning March 18, after Kara Mia, on GMA Telebabad.


Kapuso viewers from across the globe can also catch their favorite Kapuso shows via GMA’s international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International. For the program guide, visit www.gmapinoytv.com.

Monday, February 18, 2019

The Faces of Kara Mia, Unknown and Mysterious

7:54:00 PM

GMA, the Kapuso Network, must have fallen in love with the unknown, the mysterious, and the magical. When it happens it just hard to forget. Probably, the network aims to involve its viewer by playing creative and magical stories in their teleseryes. Like what they did in the past, from Encantadia to Magika to Sirkus and now to Kara Mia.




The thing about Kara Mia, the current talk of every meme on social media, is that it is a fusion of mystery and enchantments, drama and bits of comedy, and a whole lot more from the characters.

We love our folklores, these gives us a different world and perhaps that's what made it appealing for everyone.








  


In this new fantaserye, Kara Mia, it features two of the country’s versatile and award-winning actresses Barbie Forteza and Mika dela Cruz. Their characters will captivate you and bring you to a different world.

This unique fantaserye is based on a true story from India and of the urban legend in Great Britain. The story is about the lives of two sisters born with Disprosopus or Craniofacial duplication, which is a congenital defect where they have two faces but share only one body. On how this malformation happens is somehow unexplained that made it more mysterious.

Barbie plays the character of Kara, the kind-hearted girl who deeply cares for her sister, while Mika portrays the character of Mia, the face behind Kara's head who has strong jealousy over Kara.


With the acting abilities of these two actresses, Barbie with her numerous award like New Movie Actress of the Year at the 26th PMPC Star Awards for Movies for Puntod, Best Supporting Actress at the 2014 Cinemalaya Awards for Mariquina, Best Actress at the 36th Fantasporto International Film Festival and Ani ng Dangal Awardee at the 9th Ani ng Dangal Awards, both for Laut, and Mika holding Best Promising Child Drama Actress at the Dangal ng Pilipinas Awards, Best Supporting Actress at the 12th Gawad PASADO Awards, Best Child Film Actress at the PMPC Star Awards, will create a convincing character of Kara Mia.


Joining with Barbie and Mika in this engaging spectacle fantaserye are Jak Roberto and Paul Salas as their leading men. Jak is Boni. He is a gentleman with an easy-going personality living a simple life who has feelings for Kara while Paul is Chino, Boni’s rich cousin who always wants to be the best.


Included in this Fantaserye with vital roles are four of the country’s top-caliber actors – Carmina Villarroel, Glydel Mercado, Mike Tan and John Estrada. Also part of this series are Alicia Alonzo, Althea Ablan, Liezel Lopez, and Karenina Haniel.

This series is directed by Dominic Zapata and will have its first episode on February 18 on GMA Network.



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