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What’s Inside GMA Kapuso Magazine August 2012 Issue

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GMA Network, Inc. celebrates 5th Year of listing in the Stock Exchange GMA Network generates P1.014 billion net income in H1 2012 Robust revenue pick up expected in H2


GMA News and Public Affairs dominates 2012 COMGUILD Awards Mark Anthony Fernandez renews exclusive contract with GMA Network



Malampaya Foundation donates to GMA Kapuso Foundation GMA News and Public Affairs releases Rizal DVD


GMA fortifies weekend program line-up


GMA Network launches new Kapuso Station ID


GMA Kapuso Magazine (Electronic) is a monthly publication of GMA Network, Inc. published by the Corporate Affairs Division, 16th Floor, GMA Network Center, EDSA cor. Timog, Ave., Diliman, Q.C. Trunkline No. (632) 982-7777.


For Hagupit ng Habagat victims, GMA Kapuso Foundation’s Operation Bayanihan still ongoing


GMA Network, Inc Cel✍ ebrates 5th Year of Listing In The Stock Exchange

GMA Network, Inc. celebrates

5th Year of listing in the Stock Exchange

GMA Network, Inc. celebrated its 5th year as a listed company, with its Chairman and CEO, Atty Felipe L. Gozon ringing the Opening Bell on July 31 at the Philippine Stock Exchange in Makati City. Gozon was joined at the ceremonial ringing of the Opening Bell by GMA’s President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Felipe S. Yalong, former Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban and Dr. Jaime Laya (independent members of the Board of Directors), PSE Chairman Jose Pardo and PSE President Hans Sicat. According to Gozon, “We are very thankful that we have the support of both the viewing public, as evidenced by our steady win in the ratings, and the investors, seeing as we have reached our fifth year as a listed company with the current price of our share higher than the IPO price.” In July 2007, GMA issued 91.346 million common shares, along with a special purpose vehicle, the GMA Holdings, Inc., with 822.115 million PDRs. Gozon recalled, “When we went public in 2007, our first day of trading coincided

Gozon explained, “We work very hard to stay on top of our game, both for our audience and our investors. We owe it to the investing public to give them back their investment, plus a little bit more.”

with a downward trend at the global market. But we have proved resilient, surviving the many ups and downs of the market.” In fact, the Kapuso Network has been giving cash dividends to stockholders every year, even before it joined the stock exchange – a feat that not all listed companies can claim. In May this year, the company released cash dividends amounting to P1.944 billion at P0.40 per share, equivalent to 114 percent of its full 2011 net income.

Investor confidence in the company has not waned, as it has been registering a steady performance in the market. GMA’s trading symbol is GMA7 for the Common Shares and GMAP for the PDRs.

Photo shows (from l) GMA EVP and CFO Felipe S. Yalong, GMA Independent Director and former Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban, GMA President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon, PSE Chairman Jose Pardo, PSE President and CEO Hans Sicat, and GMA Independent Director Jaime C. Laya during the event held at the PSE Plaza in Makati City on July 31.


CORPORATE NEWS (L-R) GMA President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit Jr., GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon and GMA Executive Vice President and CFO Felipe S. Yalong.

GMA Network generates P1.014 billion net income in H1 2012 Robust revenue pick up expected in H2 GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) registered strong financials for the first semester of 2012 as a result of improved advertiser confidence and sound financial management. The company’s consolidated gross revenues reached P6.790 billion, surpassing last year’s already-solid top line performance by P64 million or 1%. GMA invested heavily in its newlylaunched originating stations in Ilocos and Bicol during the six-month period. Despite these heavy investments to maintain its lead in nationwide television ratings, the company still managed to contain its operating expenses’ growth rate at less than 1% to P4.371 billion versus 2011’s P4.343 billion. In fact, cash operating expenses even dipped by a little over 1% or P55 million year-on-year. With a hike in the top line compounded by strict control in costs, GMA grew the first six months’ earnings before interests, taxes, depreciation,

and amortization (EBITDA) by 6% or P104 million to P1.915 billion, and breached the P1 billion bottom line mark. GMA generated a net income after tax worth P1.014 billion, and is on track in reaching its full-year net income target of over P2 billion. According to GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, the company’s outlook for the second half remains positive. Aside from initial placements of political advocacies that started in July, GMA also saw growth in regular advertisers’ accounts.     “We saw a vast improvement in GMA’s financial performance during the first half of 2012. The Company was able to recover from last year’s financial hurdle at a much faster rate against the backdrop of the foreign market’s recovery,” Gozon said. “Indicators for economic growth are becoming more apparent in Asia GMA KAPUSO MAGAZINE | AUGUST 2012 ISSUE

and the Philippines particularly in the domestic trade market,” He added. Core channel GMA-7 maintained last year’s revenue performance, while leading news channel GMA News TV garnered a 15% top line improvement. Radio and Regional TV hiked revenues by 7% and 8%, respectively. GMA International, flagged as one of the company’s main growth areas, increased subscription and licensing revenues by 2% in dollar terms compared to the same period in 2011. The growth rate, however, slid to 1% in peso terms due to the appreciation of the Philippine peso against the US dollar by an average of P0.70 to US$1. GMA International pushed the subscriber count of flagship channel GMA Pinoy TV (GPTV) by double digits or 12% to 314,000, which translates to over two million viewers worldwide. The Filipino lifestyle channel GMA Life TV (GLTV) now has 118,000 subscribers, or over one million viewers.

partnership with US Film Distributor Freestyle Releasing, to have an international commercial distribution for the critically-acclaimed Filipino film ‘The Road’ in North America and Canada.

GMA VP for Investor Relations

Ari P. Chio

On the other hand, GMA Worldwide, Inc. (GWI) provided the complementary program syndication of Filipino-produced titles overseas. GMA programs are repeatedly indemand among various US and Asian broadcasters, whose respective markets are dominantly made up of foreign nationals. For the first half of 2012, GWI sold more than 30 television and movie titles to Hawaii, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore. This aggressive marketing closed more than half of projected sales target for the covered period. GWI also sold various movie titles to airline companies, as well as shows and footage for worldwide consumption through video-on-demand.

GMA VP for Finance

Ronaldo P. Mastrili

Meanwhile, GMA News TV International is now available in Australia, Canada, Guam, Japan, Madagascar and the UAE. It will also be launched soon in Europe, Malaysia and the US. On September 16, in line with its 7th anniversary, GPTV brings Manny Many Prizes – GMA-7’s Sunday afternoon game show hosted by Filipino boxing hero Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao – to the US via a grand celebration at the Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California. Beyond GMA’s three linear international channels, GMA production and programming content continued to grow its base of global audience. Just recently, GMA Films made history as the first ever Filipino producer, in

In keeping with the Network’s image as an employer of choice in a tightly competitive industry, the GMA management released a payout of one-month bonus to personnel in June, and signed another collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the employees’ union that covered a lump sum pay worth P104 million in July. GMA-7 maintained its nationwide ratings dominance over ABS-CBN and TV5, according to widely trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. Based on Nielsen’s National Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM) data for the second quarter, GMA posted an average total day household audience share of 35%, 4.2 percentage points higher than ABS-CBN’s 30.8% and 20.6% higher than TV5’s 14.4%.

ahead of ABS-CBN’s 26.5% and 24.9 percentage points higher than TV5’s 14%. In its bailiwick Mega Manila, which accounts for 59.5% of urban television households in the country, GMA had a 14.8% audience share advantage with 40% versus ABS-CBN’s 25.2%; and 25.5% advantage over TV5’s 14.5%. GMA’s lead continued in July and in the first few days of August. Using an assumption of five viewers per household based on Nielsen’s August 1 to 5 overnight data, GMA had more than 730,000 viewers over ABSCBN in NUTAM, and more than 3.8 million viewers than TV5. In Urban Luzon, GMA’s lead was equivalent to almost 1.7 million viewers over ABS-CBN and 3.7 million viewers against TV5. In Mega Manila, GMA had over 1.6 million more viewers than ABSCBN and over 2.9 million more against TV5.   The Nielsen TV Audience Measurement has a sample size of 1,190 homes in Mega Manila versus Kantar Media’s 770 homes. Nielsen also has a nationwide sample size of 2,000 homes compared to the lower sample size of 1,370 utilized by Kantar Media.  GMA management approved the release of Company dividends worth P1.264 billion at P0.26 per share last August 1 to all stockholders of record as of August 22. The amount will be paid out to shareholders on September 14. GMA Films premiered the first big screen team up of tween stars Elmo Magalona and Julie Ann San Jose billed ‘Just One Summer’ in theaters nationwide on August 15.

In Urban Luzon, which accounts for 77% of urban television households, GMA grabbed 38.9% in audience share, 12.4 percentage points GMA KAPUSO MAGAZINE | AUGUST 2012 ISSUE


GMA News and Public Affairs dominates 2012 COMGUILD Awards GMA News and Public Affairs dominated the 7th Annual COMGUILD Awards on August 4, taking home the bulk of the event’s major citations. Multi-awarded broadcast journalist Jiggy Manicad joined the exclusive company of first ever COMGUILD Hall of Famer Mel Tiangco (Most Outstanding Female News Presenter) after winning the Best Male Field Reporter award for three years (2008, 2009 and 2011).

sa publiko. Para sa akin, isa itong malaking biyaya,” Manicad said.  GMA Network’s flagship primetime newscast 24 Oras was named Best News Program for the second year in a row. GMA VP for News Programs Jessica Soho, who is widely regarded as the most awarded broadcast journalist in the country today, was given the Most Outstanding Female News Presenter award for her nightly newscast on GMA News TV, State of the Nation with Jessica Soho. Award-winning broadcast journalist Kara David was cited as Best Female Field Reporter of the Year.

David is one of the anchors of GMA News TV’s early weekday newscast News To Go and is also one of the hosts of GMA 7’s award-winning documentary program, I-Witness. COMGUILD Hall of Famer Mel Tiangco was named Best Entertainment Host for her weekly lifestyle program on GMA News TV, Powerhouse. Organized by the COMGUILD Center for Journalism, the annual COMGUILD Award aims to recognize the exemplary work of local broadcasters and news presenters. This year’s panel of judges is composed of reputable deans and educators from 80 journalism schools and universities nationwide.

Manicad hosts several GMA News and Public Affairs programs including 24 Oras Weekend, Reporter’s Notebook and GMA News TV’s Quick Response Team (QRT).   “Receiving the Hall of Fame award is a humbling experience for me. Nakakataba ng puso na maraming kabataan ang nakakakita sa trabaho namin bilang mga mamamahayag. At ang maganda roon, nakapagsilbi ka rin

(L-R) Kara David, Katrina Ann Dela Cruz (24 Oras Program Manager/Executive Producer), Mel Tiangco, Jessica Soho and Jiggy Manicad

Mark Anthony Fernandez renews exclusive contract with GMA Network Kapuso dramatic actor Mark Anthony Fernandez recently renewed his exclusive contract with GMA Network. Mark is part of the high-rating primetime drama, Makapiling Kang Muli. Present in the contract signing were (from left) Dondon Monteverde (Mark’s manager), Mark, GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, GMA Entertainment TV’s OIC Lilybeth G. Rasonable and Assistant Vice President for Entertainment TV Redgie AcuñaMagno.


Malampaya Foundation donates to GMA Kapuso Foundation

Malampaya Foundation donated P1 million to the GMA Kapuso Foundation to help the victims of the recent floods caused by monsoon rains. Photo shows (L-R) Ronald Bustos (Malampaya Foundation, Inc. Finance and Administrative Manager), Jeng Pascual (Shell Philippines Exploration BV Finance Director), Gilberto Duavit, Jr. (GMA President and COO), Mel Tiangco (GMAKF Executive Vice President and COO), Sabino Santos (Chevron Malampaya LLC Asset Manager), Felipe L. Gozon (GMA Chairman and CEO), Karen Agabin (Malampaya Foundation, Inc. Executive Director) and Gigie Rebulanan (Chevron Communications Specialist)

GMA News and Public Affairs releases Rizal DVD The DVD compilation includes the three I-Witness documentaries “Little Bad Boy: Ang Binatang Rizal sa Europa,” “Mga Lihim ng Pamilya ni Rizal,” and “Ang Mahiwagang Ngiti ni Jose Rizal.” The award-winning documentary “Little Bad Boy: Ang Binatang Rizal sa Europa” tells of the travels and loves of the young Rizal while in Europe. “Mga Lihim ng Pamilya ni Rizal,” reveals an intriguing secret of the Rizal family in Calamba while “Ang Mahiwagang Ngiti ni Jose Rizal” shares the underlying stories behind Rizal’s mischievous smile in a rare photo. Also included in the DVD are GMA News and Public Affairs’ specials “Piging Para kay Pepe,” a food documentary hosted by Cesar Montano in celebration of Rizal’s 150th birth anniversary and “Mga Kuwentong Pambata ni Rizal,” which gives viewers a glimpse into Rizal’s childhood - from stories he loved as a child to the children’s stories he wrote as an adult.

A year after celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of the country’s national hero, GMA News and Public Affairs brings together the most notable documentaries and specials on the life and works of Dr. Jose P. Rizal in the special DVD compilation, “Rizal: 150 Taon ng Pambansang Bayani.” From stories on his childhood to his travel adventures, the man behind the hero that is Rizal is revealed in this one-of-a-kind collection.

“Rizal: 150 Taon ng Pambansang Bayani” also features the award-winning Reel Time documentary “Pluma” that explores the facets of Rizal’s life immortalized through his writings. The DVD special also includes seven segments on the continuing influence of Rizal on past and present generations, in and outside the Philippines, from GMA News TV’s flagship primetime newscast “State of the Nation with Jessica Soho.” A project of GMA Records and GMA Marketing and Productions Inc., “Rizal: 150 Taon ng Pambansang Bayani” (with English subtitle) is available in all Odyssey, SM Music and Video, Astrovision and Astroplus branches nationwide.


GMA Network fortifies

weekend program line up GMA Network strengthened its weekend afternoon and primetime blocks with a bolder programming line-up to reach a larger and broader audience. Saturday begins with a strip of cartoon treats including the all-time favorite Tom and Jerry (7am), Hello Kitty & Friends (7:30am) and Young Justice (8am). The educational and realitygame show My Chubby World: Big Adventure airs at 8:30am followed by Tropang Potchi (9am), Maynila (9:30am) and Kapuso Movie Festival (10:30am).   At 12nn, the country’s longest running noontime show, Eat Bulaga, continues to bring laughter and surprises to viewers. Showbiz talk show Startalk follows at 3pm while youth-oriented series Together Forever, top billed by Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona, moves to a new timeslot at 4:30pm.   24 Oras Weekend, anchored by Jiggy Manicad and Pia Arcangel, delivers the biggest news of the day at 5:30pm. Pinoy Adventures with Richard Gutierrez has a new timeslot every Saturday night at 6pm.   Wish Ko Lang with host Vicky Morales airs at 7pm while multi-awarded broadcast journalist Jessica Soho brings to Saturday night viewers a series of inspiring stories and interesting features in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho at 8pm. This is followed by Kapuso Movie Nights at 9pm.   At 11pm, host Rhea Santos shares stories of the lives of real people in Tunay na Buhay. Capping the night off is the musical variety show of the country’s one and only Master

Showman German Moreno, Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman at 12mn. Sunday starts with kids having another dose of their favorite cartoons in the morning with Tom and Jerry (7am), Hello Kitty & Friends (7:30am), Young Justice (8am), Bakugan: GI (8:30am) and Doreamon AP (9am). Drew Arellano’s infotainment show, Aha!, follows at 9:30am. Kapuso Movie Festival airs at 10am.   Bringing non-stop fun and entertainment every Sunday afternoon is the number one concert party on television, Party Pilipinas, at 12nn.   Sundays with the whole family will be more exciting and enjoyable as pound-for-pound King Manny Pacquiao’s program, Manny Many Prizes, moves to a new timeslot after Party Pilipinas at 3pm. This is followed by GMA’s newest showbiz news magazine program,  H.O.T. TV (Hindi Ordinaryong Tsismis), hosted by Raymond Gutierrez, Jennylyn Mercado, Roderick Paulate and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid at 4pm.   At 5:30pm, Jiggy Manicad and Pia Arcángel deliver Serbisyong Totoo in 24 Oras Weekend.  Imbestigador, hosted by award-winning broadcast journalist Mike Enriquez, now airs on its new timeslot after 24 Oras Weekend at 6pm. This is followed by Senator Bong Revilla’s informative and educational program, Kap’s Amazing Stories, at 7pm and Chris Tiu’s infotainment show, IBilib, at 8pm.   The weekly gala night of GMA’s artista search, Protégé: The Battle for the Big Artista Break, airs at 8:30pm with hosts Dingdong Dantes and Carla Abellana. Primetime queen Marian Rivera continues to delight viewers in her highrating “dramedy” program, Tweets for my Sweet, at 9:30pm.


Ogie Alcasid and Michael V.’s comedy-musical-talk show, Pare & Pare brings one hilarious episode after another at 10:30pm. SNBO caps Sunday viewing at 11 pm.  

Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona, stars of Together Forever.

Manny Pacquiao, host of Manny Many Prizes.

GMA Network launches new

Kapuso Station ID GMA Network launched its new Kapuso Station ID featuring its biggest stars and personalities on August 6. The 4-minute station ID airs during GMA’s sign-on and sign-off and also runs in SM cinemas nationwide.   GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon said that, in relation to GMA’s core values ‘We believe that the viewer is Boss,’ the Network’s contentcreation, programming decisions, and public service efforts are always based on the viewers’ wants and needs. “This is one of the guiding values that have brought us to the leadership position we now hold,” Gozon said.   GMA President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., added, “This station ID celebrates our Kapuso relationship with our viewers and serves as an opportunity to show how important this relationship is to us.”

GMA VP for Program Support Regie Bautista agreed, saying that “since this Station ID shows how valuable our viewers are to the Network, all groups involved in the planning and execution of this station ID gave it their 100% support. Our stars and personalities made it a point to adjust their hectic schedules to be part of this undertaking. This station ID reaffirms to our viewers that they are the driving force behind everybody in GMA.”     The 2012 GMA Station ID vignettes show what lies at the heart of GMA Network. Kapuso personalities are shown holding up photos of viewers from all walks of life who inspire them in their craft.   Husband and wife Ogie and Regine Alcasid are seen in their home, holding up the photo of a family, together with the youngest Kapuso personality in the station ID, baby Nate Alcasid. 

(From l) Isabel Oli, Alessandra de Rossi, Chynna Ortaleza, and Stef Henares learn baking from a Kapuso housewife.

Multi-talented actor Dingdong Dantes, who advocates education for the youth, is seen showing off his photo of students to fast-rising stars Mikael Daez, Benjamin Alves and Alden Richards.   On the other hand, primetime queen Marian Rivera, known for her close relationship with her grandmother, goes dancing with senior citizens, accompanied by primetime princesses Kris Bernal, Sarah Lahbati and Louise Delos Reyes.   In another vignette, Kapuso leading man and environmentalist Richard Gutierrez goes camping with children, together with fellow actors Mark Anthony Fernandez, TJ Trinidad and Mike Tan.   News and Public Affairs pillars Mel Tiangco, Mike Enriquez, Jessica Soho, Vicky Morales, Arnold Clavio, and Howie Severino are shown holding

(From l) Saab Magalona, Maxene Magalona, and Krystal Reyes enjoy home-cooked lunch with a Kapuso stay-athome mom.


(From l) Tim Yap, Butch Francisco, Lolit Solis, and Ricky Lo exchange gossip with a street-wise Kapuso “chikadora”.

Gloria Romero, Kuya Germs, Chef Boy Logro, Roderick Paulate, and Nova Villa go on a picnic with fellow Kapuso.

TJ Trinidad, Richard Gutierrez, Mark Anthony Fernandez, and

Louise delos Reyes, Sarah Lahbati, Marian Rivera, Kris

Mike Tan share stories with Kapuso kids around a bonfire.

Bernal do an exercise routine in an open field with Kapuso senior citizens.

photos that portray their commitment to carrying out Serbisyong Totoo. The powerhouse line up of Kapuso personalities includes Michael V., Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr., Cong. Lani Mercado, Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Cong. Manny Pacquiao, Carla Abellana, Lovi Poe, Heart Evangelista, Jennylyn Mercado, Rhian Ramos, Dennis Trillo, Aljur Abrenica, Geoff Eigenmann, Elmo Magalona, Julie Ann San Jose, Janno Gibbs, Jaya, Jillian Ward, Arkin Magalona, Mona Louise Rey and many more.   The soundtrack of the 2012 GMA Station ID is a new recording of the Kapuso Theme “Kapuso, Anumang Kulay ng Buhay.”  This latest version of


the song is a dramatic duet by Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and Julie Ann San Jose. The Kapuso Theme is also heard on Kapuso radio stations nationwide. The 2012 GMA Station ID was produced by the same team behind GMA Network’s Lupang Hinirang music video, which won in last year’s New York Festivals.   The GMA project team is composed of multi-awarded cinematographer Ding Achacoso (Director of Photography), John Paul Arrojado (2nd Director of Photography), Paul Ticzon and Vince Gealogo (Directors), Neil Nanquil (Assistant Director), Ingrid Navarro (Post Producer) and cameramen Allyn de


Ocampo, Ricky Paras, Erwin Tolentino, Paul Bisda, Hanniel Aguilar and Melissa David. The campaign is spearheaded by GMA’s Program Support Department composed of Regie Bautista (Vice President), Dong Tan (Associate Creative Director), Alex Almario (Junior Associate Creative Director),  Dennis Tiu (Art Director), Charrie Miranda (Promo Writer), Hasmin Marable (Senior Project Manager) and Minette Lopez (Project Manager).   Information on the making of the 2012 GMA Station ID as well as exclusive promos related to the launch are on


Julie Anne and Elmo take their love team to the big screen Today’s hottest pair, Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona, debuted on the big screen via GMA Films’ offering, Just One Summer, which premiered on August 15.


Maria Betina “Beto” Reyes Salazar

Elmo portrays the role of Daniel “Nyel” Cuaresma Jr., a rich lad who dreams of becoming a doctor while Julie Anne plays Maria Bettina “Beto” Reyes Salazar, a young lady who struggles to finance her own college education. Nyel prepares the requirements to study abroad and seeks parental consent from his father, Daniel Sr. or Dan (Joel Torre). Nyel dislikes his father who left their family to go back to the province and take care of the farm. Unfortunately, Dan would only sign the waiver if Nyel spends one last summer vacation with him, leaving Nyel with no choice. Beto, on the other hand, finds it difficult to tell her dad Berting (Boboy Garovillo) that she failed to get the scholarship she applied for. To save money for her tuition, Beto gets a job in Dan’s farm. Dan surprisingly assigns Beto to look after Nyel, who happens to be her long time crush.

Daniel “Nyel” Cuaresma, Jr.

As their characters clash, will Nyel and Beto’s summer have a happy ending? Will love and happiness blossom in just one summer? The film also stars Alice Dixson (as Irene Lune–Cuaresma), Cherry Pie Picache (as Julie) and Ms. Gloria Romero (as Lola Meding).  Completing the cast are Arkin Magalona, Sheena Halili, Lexi Fernandez, Sef Cadayona, Steven Silva, Diva Montelaba, Benedict Campos, Ken Chan, Joana Marie Tan, Diva Montelaba, Ana Feleo, Mon Confiado, Mega Unciano, Maey Bautista and Betong Sumaya. Just One Summer is directed by Mac C. Alejandre.




Search for next Kapuso JERIC GONZALES









The search for the next Kapuso stars officially began as Protégé held its first live gala night on August 5. After months of intensive nationwide auditions, Protégé finally introduced the top 20 aspirants who will go headto-head in the weekly elimination nights for the judges’ and viewers’ votes.

Protégé is the grandest artista search this year with five celebrity mentors (Jolina Magdangal, Phillip Salvador, Ricky Davao, Gina Alajar and Roderick Paulate) tapped to train, supervise and educate the aspirants in the rehearsals, workshops and tests. Drama and action film legend Phillip Salvador shares his knowledge and insights with the protégés from Mindanao: David John Llanas, Ruru Madrid, Apple Vega and Steffi Pacheco.

Carla Abellana, Dingdong Dantes, Jennylyn Mercado and Maxene Magalona

Multimedia icon Jolina Magdangal mentors protégés from the Visayas: Bryan Benedict, Mikoy Morales, Mitch Capili and Zandra Summer. Acclaimed actor and director Ricky Davao guides protégés from Northern and Central Luzon: Glenn Roy, Japs de Luna, Reese Tayag and Shelly Hipolito. Seasoned actress and director Gina Alajar looks over the Southern Luzon protégés: Jeric Gonzales, Mykel Ong, Arny Ross and Thea Tolentino. Finally, multi-awarded actor Roderick Paulate coaches the four protégés



apuso stars begins in REESE TAYAG









Cherie Gil, Bert De Leon, Joey De Leon and Atty. Annette GozonAbrogar

from Mega Manila: Andres Vasquez, Vien Alen King, Elle Ramirez and Kelly D. Four esteemed judges (entertainment guru Joey de Leon, multi-awarded drama actress Cherie Gil, wellrespected talent manager/director Bert de Leon and GMA Network Films President Atty. Annette GozonAbrogar) will grill the protégés with their hard-hitting yet motivational critiques. Two winners (one male and one female) will be proclaimed at the finals night. At stake are 12 million

pesos worth of cash prizes and a management contract with GMA Network. Dingdong Dantes is the weekly gala presenter while Carla Abellana serves as journey host. Viewers can also follow the backstage drama and exclusive inside scoops on the lives of the aspirants inside the Protégé Quarters thru the 15-minute daily updates on Inside Protégé hosted by Jennylyn Mercado, Mondays to Fridays after One True Love. They can also visit the website www. GMA KAPUSO MAGAZINE | AUGUST 2012 ISSUEégé and catch Web Jock Maxene Magalona for daily updates in Protégé Webisodes.






Kapuso stars manned GMA’s telethon.

For Hagupit ng Habagat victims...

GMA Kapuso Foundation’s Operation Bayanihan still ongoing GMA Kapuso Foundation continues to respond to the pressing needs of victims displaced by the severe monsoon rains through the distribution of relief goods and basic supplies in affected areas in Metro Manila and nearby provinces. As of Friday, August 10, GMAKF has extended assistance to a total of 89,636 individuals or 22,409 families from Quezon City, Malabon, Marikina, Novaliches, Pasig, Manila, Malabon, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga and Laguna.   The team of GMAKF handed out canned goods, potable water, ready to eat items, clothes, diapers, mats and blankets to the families who were gravely affected by the heavy rains and floods.   The Foundation has also received a total of P11,681,920.85 worth of cash donations, and P986,992.34 worth of in kind donations from various donors.    Major cash donors include Malampaya Foundation, Aman Air, Inc., Metrobank Foundation Inc., Sino Freight Forwarding


& Services, Inc., Ronald Pineda of Folded and Hung, Lamco Paper Products, Inc., Phintstar Construction Incorporated and Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc. Major in-kind donors, on the other hand, include Am-Euro Pharma and Folded and Hung. Mark Herras, Aljur Abrenica, Bea Binene, Betong Sumaya, Ken Chan, Boy 2 Quizon, Mikey Bustos, Angelu de Leon, Gladys Guevarra, Raymond Bagatsing, German Moreno Julie Ann San Jose, Elmo Magalona and the Protege contenders, are among the Kapuso stars who have lent their time during the telethon. Bea also joined the relief operations on Aug. 10.

Bea Binene at the relief operations


August 2012  

On this month's cover is the biggest artista search, Protege. Also featured is the new movie, Just One Summer, starring Julie Anne San Jose...

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