Maya and Sir Chief’s first kiss draws high ratings, trends on Twitter
Jodi Sta Maria and Richard Yap receive awards for "Be Careful With My Heart" at the 9th USTv Students Choice Awards of University of Santo Tomas, Asia’s oldest existing university.
Filipino students love "Be Careful With My Heart"
Maya and Sir Chief’s first kiss draws high ratings, trends on Twitter
The magic of Maya (Jodi Sta. Maria) and Sir Chief (Richard Yap) has struck the entire nation again as "Be Careful With My Heart" recently did not only dominate the ratings game but ruled the trending topics list of the popular microblogging site Twitter
Based on the latest data from Kantar Media last Tuesday (March 12), ABS-CBN's no.1 kilig-serye garnered 26.4% national TV ratings or 13 points higher than the 13.4% of its rival program in GMA "Eat Bulaga."
The hashtag #SerChiefandMayaNationalKissDay (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZd4vwxcL8w) became a trending topic nationwide for several hours. Netizens raved about Sir Chief's surprise goodbye kiss to Maya that left the former nanny stunned. The kiss happened after the two attended the Junior-Senior Prom Night of Luke (Jerome Ponce) and Nikki (Janella Salvador).
Meanwhile, the whole cast of “Be Careful With My Heart,” led by Jodi and Richard, recently received the loudest cheer from the audiences in both 11th Gawad Tanglaw and 9th USTv Students Choice Awards.
The entire cast of the country's no.1 daytime TV program attended both awards night to personally thank the student communities for the Best Ensemble Performance and Best TV series from Gawad Tanglaw and the Best Daily Local Soap Opera and Best Ensemble Performance awards given by USTv.
Don't miss "Be Careful With My Heart” only on TFC worldwide. For more on the show, visit TFC.tv. (ABS-CBN Corp Comm)
PRESS RELEASE 24/7 In Love Can a ‘commitment phobe’ change his perspective on love? Diether Ocampo, Maja Salvador take up the challenge of love and self-discovery in “24/7 In Love” Like the other artists involved in Star Cinema’s offering in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Star Magic, 24/7 In Love, both Diether Ocampo and Maja Salvador were pleasantly surprised when they were asked to join the star-studded ensemble. “It’s quite big. It took 20 years to put all of us together in one big project and for me it’s sealing ABS-CBN Star Cinema as a well-established and well-respected company,” Diether said. “I was humbled and honored that they trusted me enough to be part of a project of this magnitude,” Maja shared. Diether described his and Maja’s episode in the movie as something that “started as very light then it became kind of dark.” Diether plays the role of Ken, a successful businessman who has a lot of personal issues. His views on love will change when Maja, who plays the role of his employee, Barbara, helps him figure out how a baby ends up in his hotel room and whether he is the father of the child. “My character, Ken, goes through so many things all at the same time. Then Maja’s character, which Ken finds so persistent that she annoys him, turns out to be the one who provides the answer to a question that has hounded Ken for a long time.” Maja on the other hand, refers to her character Barbara as a hopeless romantic. “Maja will be the one to tell Ken to open his heart so that good things happen to him. It’s about choices: and opening your heart is a choice that leads to true happiness,” she explained. And as Ken and Barbara wait for the DNA results on the baby, will the outcome bring about a new beginning for the two of them? Or will it pull them back again to the pains of their past? Aside from Diether and Maja, also featured in the star-studded anthology, 24/7 in Love, are the teams of: Piolo Pascual, Zajian Jaranilla and Xyriel Manabat; Sam Milby and Pokwang; Zanjoe Marudo and Bea Alonzo; Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo; Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson; and Angelica Panganiban and John Lloyd Cruz. The much-awaited film has episodes directed by Mae Cruz, Dado Lumibao, John D. Lazatin and Frasco Mortiz. Diet and Maja’s episode is directed by John D Lazatin, 2012 FAMAS nominee for Best Director for TFC Films’ first film venture, “A Mother’s Story”. Also part of 24/7 In Love are other Star Magic artists including John Lapus, Maricar Reyes, Jayson Gainza, Matt Evans, Nina Dolino, Joseph Marco, Jason Francisco, Helga Krapf, Andrei Felix, Seppi Borromeo, and Ian Rusell. The film will be shown starting November 30 in select U.S. and Canada theatres in time for the holidays in the North America region "Walang Hanggan” continues to thrill viewers with more explosive revelations… COCO MARTIN, HAILED AS RP's "SEXIEST" AND "PRINCE OF TV" “Walang Hanggan” lead star Coco Martin was recently named ‘Prince of Philippine Television’ in the 43rd Box Office Entertainment Awards and topped the annual “100 Sexiest Men in the Philippines” online poll of the entertainment website Starmometer. Prior the two recent recognitions, Coco already bagged five recognitions from different award-giving bodies for his outstanding performance in the highly acclaimed ABS-CBN drama series “Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin.” Like Coco’s career, his Primetime Bida drama series “Walang Hanggan” remains a winner among its audience. Every night, TV viewers are glued to the explosive revelations involving its main characters Margaret (Helen Gamboa), Henya (Susan Roces), Emily (Dawn Zulueta), Marco (Richard Gomez), Katerina (Julia Montes), and Daniel (Coco). What will happen if Emily and Marco finally discover that Daniel is really their son? Will Daniel find it easy to accept the truth about his real identity?
ROBIN PADILLA AND ANGEL LOCSIN, PINOY YOUTH’S MOST FAVORITE Quezon City, Philippines, April 20, 2012 -- If there are celebrities who continue to influence the Filipino youth, they would be TFC’s ‘TODA Max’ stars Robin Padilla and Angel Locsin. In a survey conducted by TNS, the global leader in custom market research, Robin is at the no.1 spot in the list of the youth and young adults’ most favorite actor. Robin is followed by Angel, who recently received a Best Actress award for her exemplary performance in the movie ‘In the Name of Love.’ The results of the survey was based on 1,200 face-to-face interviews conducted amongst Filipinos aged 18 to 24 from class A, B, C D and E households across the country. Elsewhere in the world, the Filipino youth is also becoming a force to reckon with. The research firm said that the likes and dislikes of the youth and young adults are significant to all companies, since they dominate 16 percent and nine percent of the Filipino population in the Philippines, respectively. This Saturday (Manila Time) on “TODA Max, Tol (Robin) and Justin (Vhong Navarro) will travel to as far as Isabel’s province to win the heart of the lady’s family. Justin, however, is pessimistic to please Isabel’s father Tatay Mac (Al Tantay) because of their not-so-good past encounter in Manila. Tol will help his cousin Justin to impress Isabel’s clan. Will he succeed in winning their hearts?
FAMAS Best Child Actress topbills TFC’s newest Fantaserye "ARYANA" TO MAKE A BIG SPLASH ON TV WORLDWIDE Quezon City, Philippines, April 30, 2012 --ABS-CBN is all set to make the biggest splash this summer as its newest fantaserye "Aryana" joins the winning roster of prime drama series. Topbilled by 2008 FAMAS Best Child Actress Ella Cruz, the much-awaited fantasy tale features the adventures of a typical teenager named Aryana (Ella) whose life makes a full twist on her 14th birthday as a dark curse turns her into a mermaid. According to Ella, doing "Aryana" is a fulfillment of her ultimate dream. "It has always been my childhood dream to be an actress and to star in my own teleserye in ABS-CBN. When I saw Ate Julia (Montes) and Kathryn (Bernardo) doing their own shows, I told myself that I want to have my own someday," said the former “Goin’ Bulilit” child star who recently made a mark among TV viewers in her portrayal as the young Cristine Reyes in the top-rating drama series "Dahil sa Pag-ibig." Ella added that Kapamilya viewers will surely enjoy the ride with Aryana as she takes everyone to the challenging world of humans and the colorful paradise of the mermaids. Ella said that aside from its unique plot it has values to share. “Our show will also teach its viewers different lessons on family, love, and environmental awareness.” Together with Ella in "Aryana" is its powerhouse cast composed of Pokwang, Tonton Gutierrez, Desiree del Valle, Laurice Guillen, Tetchie Agbayani, Giselle Toengi, Rustica Carpio, Lotlot de Leon, Bianca Manalo, Chokoleit, Michelle Vito, David Chua, Boom Labrusca, Marvin Yap, Louise Abuel, and Paul Salas. It is under the direction of Erick Salud and Lino Cayetano. Don’t miss the premiere of the much-awaited fantaserye of ABS-CBN, “Aryana,” on TFC’s cable service in the U.S., Canada, Middle East, Japan and other parts of Asia sometime this May. Aryana is also set to launch via TFC’s satellite service in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Australia and Guam this May. In addition, Aryana will be enjoyed in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan via TFC’s video-on-demand service. For interested parties, contact your nearest dealer or visit www.abs-cbnglobal.com Filipino families clash in multi-game tournament MORE FUN AND PRIZES IN JAM-PACKED “IT’S SHOWTIME” Quezon City, Philippines, May 2, 2012 --Starting this week, more fun and surprises await the “madlang people” in TFC’s game show “It’s Showtime” as hosts Vice Ganda, Vhong Navarro, Kuya Kim Atienza, Jhong Hilario, Ryan Bang, Jugs, Teddy, Coleen Garcia, Karylle, and Anne Curtis launch new segments featuring the talents of Filipino families and heartwarming stories from solid Showtimers. Filipino families will take the spotlight in the newest talent showdown where five to 25 family members—from the oldest generation to the youngest—will showcase variety of talents that can all be packed in one explosive and entertaining performance. From a creative presentation to introduce clan members to an exciting physical game and a multi-talent showdown, contestants will be put to test to bring out the fun, excellence and creativity in each Filipino family. Also catch more fun-filled performances and prize giveaways continue in “Sine Mo ‘To” and “Arte Mo.” A brand new jackpot game is also in store where lucky contestants can get the chance to win the whopping P1 million prize (USD 23,803.86)* to be launched soon. Heartwarming stories are to be featured in “Dear Showtime Family” to give way to simple wishes from the “madlang people.” Meanwhile, Bacolod Masskara was crowned the grand champion in “The Finals: Inter-Town Edition” last Saturday (April 28 Manila Time) for their heart-stopping Masskara Festival performance. The group garnered an average score of 10 from the judges and took home P2 million (USD 47,607.71)* and P1 million for the city they represent. Experience unparalleled fun with the new offerings of “It’s Showtime,” Monday to Saturdays on TFC via cable in the U.S., Canada, Middle East, Japan and other parts of Asia. “It’s Showtime” can also be seen via satellite service in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Japan, Australia and Guam. On video-on-demand, “It’s Showtime” can be enjoyed at viewers’ own time in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan. For interested parties, contact your nearest dealer or visit www.abs-cbnglobal.com Back