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Turning 21 As a Kapuso:

Mel Tiangco Renews Ties with GMA Network Tiangco, who co-anchors GMA’s flagship newscast 24 Oras with Mike Enriquez and Vicky Morales, has been with the Network for two decades. She is also the founder and ambassador of GMA’s socio-civic arm, GMA Kapuso Foundation.

GMA News pillar and multiawarded broadcast journalist Mel Tiangco renewed her ties with GMA Network during a contract signing held recently.

Jaclyn Jose is Still A Kapuso Internationally acclaimed actress Jaclyn Jose signed another exclusive contract with GMA Network recently. “I’m happy kasi third time GMA 7. with ko na itong magrenew Hindi ako nawawalan ng trabaho at hindi ako pinapabayaan ng Network. Masaya talaga ako kaya tuluy-tuloy tayo bilang isang Kapuso. I know everyone here at family ko silang maituturing,” shared Jaclyn. Jaclyn is part of the upcoming drama series “The Cure” alongside Kapuso stars Tom Rodriguez and Jennylyn Mercado.

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Speaking about her being a Kapuso for almost 21 years now, Tiangco only has kind words to say about her home network. “Kung gaano ako kasaya noong una akong pumasok sa premises ng GMA, ganun pa rin ang kaligayahan ko hanggang ngayon. Unang-una, sapagkat napakabuti sa akin ng mga namumuno sa GMA, at lahat ng aking colleagues dito, mga kasamahan,” says the veteran broadcaster, who also hosts the award-winning drama anthology Magpakailanman.

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Mel Tiangco Renews Ties with GMA Network Jaclyn Jose is Still A Kapuso Chynna Ortaleza Signs with GMA Artist Center

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Mike Enriquez Inks Contract with GMA Network Anew Hop Pico Piko

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RATINGS

GMA Network Secures Top Spot in Nationwide TV Ratings AWARDS

2018 New York Festivals Ten Outstanding Movers of the Philippines (TOMP) 1st NCST Dangal ng Bayan

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Sherlock Jr. NEW PROGRAM

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Chynna Ortaleza Signs with GMA Artist Center Versatile actress Chynna Ortaleza – Cipriano recently renewed her management contract with GMA Artist Center. Chynna rose to fame via GMA Network’s successful youthoriented program ‘Click’ in 1999 and did several notable projects as a Kapuso. Chynna is grateful for the love and support that GMA has been giving her. “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve already been part of GMA, so parang it’s my family na talaga and I don’t think I’d like to go anywhere else. I’m very happy and comfortable in GMA,” Chynna said. Apart from acting, Chynna also co-hosts Idol Sa Kusina. She is also a creative writer.

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Glaiza Helps Women and Children

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Sinulog and Dinagyang Festival Photo Highlights

Carla, Aicelle and Andrea Unite in Dubai Alden Richards Holds Successful Show for Pinoys in Australia

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Search is Open for 2018 GMA Network Excellence Award Kapuso Foundation Receives Support From Filipinos in Canada

ON THE COVER: Gabbi Garcia and Ruru Madrid 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.


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Mike Enriquez Inks Contract with GMA Network Anew pang mga pagbabago na magaganap sa GMA. Kaya exciting na nakapirma na naman tayo ng kontrata. Exciting harapin ang kinabukasan dahil marami pang proyektong gagawin,” he said.

GMA News pillar and multiawarded news anchor and radio host Mike Enriquez is looking forward to more years of ‘Serbisyong Totoo’ after renewing his contract with GMA Network on February 13.

Enriquez, who is the only Asian and only Filipino so far to win the Best Newscaster Award in the Asian Television Awards, co-anchors GMA’s flagship news program, 24 Oras, and hosts the investigative public affairs program Imbestigador. He is also heard on Super Radyo DZBB’s programs – Saksi sa Dobol B, Super Balita sa Umaga Nationwide, and Imbestigador sa DZBB.

Enriquez, who is also the president of RGMA Network, shared how he still looks forward to working with the leading broadcast company in the coming years. “Tuloy-tuloy lang ang trabaho, tuloy-tuloy lang ang pagbibigay ng Serbisyong Totoo lalo na sa panahon ngayon na marami

Hop Pico Piko

Play A Favorite Pinoy Street Game on Your Mobile Phone! Dominate the local neighborhood in Hop Pico Piko, a vertical scrolling casual game set in the streets of Quezon City. Inspired by the classic kalye or street game “piko,” the Filipino version of Hopscotch, this game brings Filipino culture and nostalgia to all smartphones here and around the globe.

mix of simple mechanics and addictive gameplay that will keep you tapping that Retry button again and again. Players will also jump with Pinoy pride as local Filipino indie rock blares through the streets in the game. From concept to music to graphics, everything about this game is all-original and proudly Pinoy! Bringing this mobile game to life is technocreative lab Digify, Inc., the same company behind hit mobile games Kapuso Milyonaryo and Encantadia Blast of GMA Network. Unlike these games that were promo- and program–driven, Hop Pico Piko draws inspiration from

the fun and nostalgia of playing one of the well-loved street games that many have fond childhood memories of. “We created this app to reminisce all those old games we used to play in the streets back in the 80s. Nowadays, kids are always on their phones or tablets; they really love their apps. Hop Pico Piko is one way for us to keep that Pinoy tradition alive and pass it on to the next generation in a way that they will appreciate and enjoy,” explains Binky Belardo, VP for Marketing and Content. “Hop Pico Piko is just the first of a series of Kalye Games that we plan on developing.”

All you have to do is tap active squares while trying to reach the end of each street. After that, it becomes a game of endurance in Endless Mode where you have to go as far as you can as the street scrolls faster and faster. It’s the perfect GMA KAPUSO MAGAZINE | FEBRUARY 2018 ISSUE

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RATINGS

GMA Network Secures Top Spot in Nationwide TV Ratings Starts the year with winning numbers

URBAN LUZON (PEOPLE) 2018 21 GMA programs in the top 30

NUTAM (PEOPLE) 2018

18 GMA programs in the top 30

For the full month of January (with January 21 to 31 based on overnight data), GMA registered winning numbers in the National Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM) with an average of 43.7 percent total day people audience share, beating ABSCBN’s 38.6 percent. The Kapuso Network reigned supreme across all day parts in NUTAM. In the morning block, GMA recorded a 42.3 percent people audience share versus ABS-CBN’s 35.4 percent. GMA’s afternoon line-up, which garnered 47.3 percent, was way ahead of rival network’s 36.8 percent.

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Sherlock Jr.

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Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho

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Magpakailanman

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Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho

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Magpakailanman

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Pepito Manaloto Ang Tunay Na Kuwento

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Sherlock Jr.

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Super Ma’am

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Pepito Manaloto Ang Tunay Na Kuwento

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24 Oras

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24 Oras

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Kambal Karibal

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Super Ma’am

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Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko

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All-Star Videoke

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Sirkus

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Ika-6 Na Utos

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Kambal Karibal

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Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko

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All-Star Videoke Sirkus

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24 Oras Weekend

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Ika-6 Na Utos

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ImbesSgador

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24 Oras Weekend

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The One That Got Away

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My Korean Jagiya

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Eat Bulaga

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Tadhana

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ImbesTgador

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The One That Got Away

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My Korean Jagiya

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Tadhana

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Wowowin

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Eat Bulaga

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Celebrity Bluff

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Sunday Pinasaya

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Impostora

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Continuing well into the evening block, the Network maintained a leading share of 41.5 percent as against competition’s 41.2 percent. The Kapuso Network similarly dominated all time blocks with bigger margins in both Urban Luzon and Mega Manila, which respectively account for 76 and 59 percent of all urban viewers in the country. In Urban Luzon, GMA registered a total day people audience share of 49.2 percent; besting ABS-CBN’s 32 percent. Likewise, in Mega Manila (with official data from January 1 to 20), the Kapuso Network upheld its strong showing with 51.9 percent total day people audience share while ABS-CBN only managed to get 28.5 percent.

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GMA Network is off to a strong start in 2018 as it secured the top spot in nationwide television ratings in January, based on data from Nielsen TV Audience Measurement, the industry’s widelytrusted ratings service provider.

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Nielsen TV

Audience Measurement Nielsen data is gathered through a greater number of sampled homes nationwide in comparison to Kantar Media. With approximately 900 more homes surveyed in Total Urban and Rural Philippines compared to Kantar, Nielsen data is statistically considered more representative of the total TV population. In 2017, Nielsen TV Audience Measurement increased its client pool to a total of 41 clients/subscribers consisting of 12 local TV networks including TV5, Aksyon TV, CNN Philippines, Net 25, Solar Entertainment Corporation, Viva Communications Inc., among others; 5 regional clients; 2 blocktimers; 21 agencies (18 media agencies, 2 consulting agencies, 1 digital agency); and 1 advertiser.


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GMA Dominates Philippine Finalists in 2018 New York Festivals

Ten Outstanding Movers of the Philippines (TOMP) Arnold Clavio was recognized as one of the Ten Outstanding Movers of the Philippines (TOMP). The TOMP recognizes exemplary and extraordinary deeds of Filipinos, documenting the heroic deeds of the recipients in the hope that their work will be replicated. sustainable life on earth.

1st NCST Dangal ng Bayan Miguel Tanfelix

GMA Network once again leads the country’s contingent in the 2018 New York Festivals “World’s Best TV and Films” Competition with 12 shortlisted entries out of the 17 contenders from the Philippines. Last year, GMA Network received an unprecedented (in the history of Philippine broadcast) three New York Fest gold medals for GMA Public Affairs programs Reporter’s Notebook, Front Row, and Reel Time.

Jessica Soho

Best News Anchor

State of the Nation with Jessica Soho (Marawi Liberation: War is Over) Best Newscast

Alaala: A Martial Law Special

I-Witness (Silang Kinalimutan)

Reel Time (Hawla)

Front Row (Batang Bomba)

Brigada (Combat Camera Team)

Best Public Affairs Program

Current Affairs Category

Reporter’s Notebook Yapak sa Pusod ng Dagat

Kulayan Natin Ang Summer

International Affairs Category

Community Portraits Category

Docudrama Category

I-Witness (Sundalong Aso) Human Concerns Category

Reel Time (Gutom)

Human Concerns Category

Health/Medical Information Category

Art Direction: Promotion/ Open and IDs Category

EDSA 31st Anniversary Spot

Art Direction: Promotion/ Open and IDs Category

The 1st NCST Dangal ng Bayan Awards gives recognition to individuals and institutions that dedicate themselves to becoming agents of change and making a difference to the nation.

GMA Network

Media Excellence Award for Engineering

24 Oras

Media Excellence Award for Communication

Pop Talk

Media Excellence Award for Hotel and Restaurant Management

Miguel Tan Felix

Special Recognition for Entertainment

Power House

Media Excellence Award for Architecture Management

GMA News Online Media Excellence Award for Information Technology and Innovation

Biyahe ni Drew

Media Excellence Award for Tourism

Power House

Media Excellence Award for Architecture Management

Marian RiveraDantes

Special Recognition for Entertainment

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Friendship and Mystery in

GMA Network takes its viewers to a fun investigative journey with its newest primetime offering, Sherlock Jr. Headlining this series are Kapuso young stars and love team Ruru Madrid and Gabbi Garcia, together with the endearing dog named Serena. Janine Gutierrez plays a special guest role. Ruru is Sherlock “Jack” Jackson, Jr., a clever investigative reporter who is great at solving mysteries.

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Gabbi plays Lily Pelaez, a bubbly veterinary clinic assistant who loves joining anything that could make her famous including contests and beauty pageants. Janine is Irene Manansala, Jack’s girlfriend and a lifestyle reporter. Everything seems perfect between Jack and Irene who are happily in love with each other. But things turn quickly when Irene and her new friend Lily get into trouble. Jack and Irene’s beloved pet dog, Serena, are determined to find out what happened to the two ladies. Lily, who can’t remember anything from that night, joins Jack and Serena and


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falls in love with Jack. The three embark on a probing adventure and discover truths that are beyond what they are searching for. Joining the lead cast is Philippine Comedy Queen Aiai Delas Alas as Perla Calubaquib, Jack’s hopeless romantic mother whois also the secretary at their barangay. Other cast members are Tonton Gutierrez as Sen. Lawrence Carazo, a high-profile politician and Dindo’s father; Andre Paras as Pido Lumabao, Jack’s best friend and a policeman; Roi Vinzon as Rado Nunez, Perla’s proud and cheating second husband; Sharmaine Arnaiz as Lorraine Pelaez, Lily’s OFW mother; Rochelle Barrameda as Carolina Almendral-Carazo, Lawrence’s

power-hungry and manipulative wife; Matt Evans as Dindo Carazo, Lawrence’s arrogant son who is being groomed to also be a politician; Kate Valdez as Jenny Nunez, Perla and Rado’s sweet daughter who is also a nursing student; Alyana Asistio as Diosdada “Diosa” Mamaril, Lily’s friend who also loves joining pageants and falls for Pido; and Sofia Pablo as Caray, Perla and Rado’s youngest daughter who also loves solving crimes. Rechie del Carmen directs the series which is an original concept of Aloy Adlawan. Kapuso viewers abroad can also catch Sherlock Jr. via GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. To check the program schedule for each territory, visit their official website at www. gmapinoytv.com. GMA KAPUSO MAGAZINE | FEBRUARY 2018 ISSUE

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Two Women Fight for Family and Love Step into a world of beauty and love amidst rivalry and conflict in GMA Network’s new Afternoon Prime drama series, The Stepdaughters. Headlining this drama are Megan Youn and Katrina Halili, together with Mikael Daez. Megan is Mayumi Dela Rosa, a beautiful and intelligent Chemistry graduate who dreams of creating her own makeup product line. Katrina is Isabelle Salvador, an only child (spoiled) who manages her family’s makeup line, Coco Bella. Mikael is Francis Almeda, a handsome and smart head product engineer. He meets Mayumi and falls in love with her despite Isabelle’s incessant prodding for him to love her instead.

Mayumi and Isabelle never liked each other, more so after Mayumi’s mother, Luisa, and Isabelle’s father, Hernan, get married, making them stepsisters. Completing the cast are Gary Estrada as Hernan Salvador, Isabelle’s father; Glydel Mercado as Luisa dela Rosa, Mayumi’s mother; Allan Paule as Mario Dela Rosa, Mayumi’s father; Angelu De Leon as Brenda Salvador, Hernan’s wife; Sef Cadayona as Bryce Morales, Francis’ friend and officemate; Samantha Lopez as Daphne Soriano, Hernan’s executive assistant; and with the special participation of Dion Ignacio as Froilan Almeda, Francis’ prodigal older brother who left their home when he was young.

Paul Sta. Ana directs. Get the latest updates about The Stepdaughters from the official website of GMA Network www. gmanetwork.com and official Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/ GMADrama. Kapuso viewers abroad can also catch The Stepdaughters via GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. To check the program schedule for each territory, visit their official website at www.gmapinoytv. com.

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Glaiza Reaches Out to Children with Special Needs Glaiza de Castro continous to help institutions that cater to the needs of special children.

and inspiring them to continue learning different skills. Glaiza is happy to know that the children have been working hard on their lessons.

On her birthday recently, Glaiza and some of her fans reached out to the students of Valenzuela Special Education Center.

“Mas na-inspire ako na makita yung development nila, lalo na yung mga estudyanteng nakita ko noon. Ngayong nakita ko na yung progress nila, na patuloy yung pagdagdag nila ng skills mas nakakatuwa na subaybayan at suportahan yung growth nila,” shared Glaiza.

Dubbed, “You Are The Real Superhero,” the event focused on nurturing the different talents of the children

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The Kapuso actress established her own foundation in 2016—the Glaiza De Castro Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping underprivileged women and children with special needs.


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Biggest Kapuso Stars Join Sinulog and Dinagyang Festivals

The One That Got Away stars (from left) Migo Adecer, Max Collins, and Rhian Ramos on board the Kapuso float.

GMA Network held a series of shows featuring the hottest Kapuso artists as part of the colorful celebrations of two huge festivals in the south last January - Sinulog in Cebu and Dinagyang in Iloilo.

Contessa stars Lauren Young, Glaiza de Castro, and Jak Roberto pose with the crowd after a successful Kapuso Mall Show in Iloilo.

Sherlock Jr stars Andre Paras, Janine Gutierrez, and Ruru Madrid with the Iloilo crowd in a Kapuso Fiesta during the Dinagyang Festival.

GMA’s Premier Drama Actress Lovi Poe and Kapuso Drama King Dennis Trillo headlined the Kapuso Mall Show and Kapuso Fiesta as part of the Sinulog Festival (photo from GMA RTV IG account).

An encore to remember. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Christian Bautista, and Jullie Anne San Jose treat the Cebu crowd with a medley of Eraseheads’ hits. Asia’s Songbird Regine VelasquezAlcasid owns the stage with a powerful performance during the 3 Stars, 1 Heart concert in Cebu.

Glaiza de Castro performs during the Kapuso Mall Show in Iloilo.

Miguel Tanfelix and Bianca Umali did not disappoint their fans who came for the loveteam’s Kapuso Mall Show.

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Carla, Aicelle, and Andrea Unite in Dubai the Kapuso abroad under one roof at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium. The event also marks the first time in the history of the Filipino community in Dubai where in the Philippine Consulate will stage a special presentation with the exclusive media sponsorship of GMA Pinoy TV and its partner carrier OSN together with Volcano Events. “Pusong Pinoy sa Dubai”, which is GMA Pinoy TV’s opening salvo for the region this 2018, will feature the wealth of the Filipino talents through cultural performances, food fairs, and many more. Gates open at 7:00 PM and the event starts at 8:00 PM.

Three talented women from GMA Network will come together in Dubai a day after Valentine’s to celebrate love

the Kapuso way in “Pusong Pinoy sa Dubai.” Carla Abellana, Aicelle Santos, and Andrea Torres will headline the event on February 15 which is expected to unite

For more updates about Kapuso events that bring Filipinos abroad closer to home, follow GMA Pinoy TV on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @ GMAPinoyTV, or visit the official website at www.gmapinoytv.com.

Alden Richards Holds Successful Show for Pinoys in Australia Alden Richards revelled in the company of the Kapuso Abroad in Sydney, Australia as the Pambansang Bae kick-started GMA Pinoy TV’s series of international events for 2018. Fans of the Kapuso heartthrob from the United Kingdom, United States, and New Zealand flew to Australia for a chance to personally meet and take photos with their idol. The show, entitled “Alden Richards Live in Sydney”, was held last January 20 at the Evan Theatre in Panthers Penrith with Kapuso comedian Betong Sumaya adding fun and entertainment. It was the duo’s first time to set foot in and perform in The Land Down Under.

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Alden, a first-timer in Australia, poses in front of the famous Sydney Opera House a few days before their show.

Alden and Betong with the Kapuso Abroad in Sydney.

Fans hold GMA Pinoy TV goodies and show their love for Alden and Betong.

Alden and Betong personally thank the Kapuso Abroad who flew from as far as the UK, US, and New Zealand just to see them.


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Do you have what it takes to become the next GMA Network Excellence Awardee? GMA Network is inviting all outstanding graduating students of communication and technology based courses to vie for the 2018 GMA Network Excellence Award (GNEA). The search is open to any bona fide Filipino graduating student (academic year 2017-2018) of Mass Communication, Multi-media Arts, Advertising, Electronics Communication Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Information Technology.

Search is Open for 2018 GMA Network Excellence Award

GNEA recognizes excellence through the demonstration of leadership, academic performance, and social responsibility. The candidate must be graduating with honors and is active in socio-civic activities. To join, submit the Entry Book which contains the accomplished application form, related work, transcript of records, certificate of candidate for graduation, certificate of good moral character, and recommendation letter. GMA Network will confer two awards – one for the best Communication student and another for the outstanding student of a technology based course. Each winner shall receive P50,000 and a plaque.

For more details about GNEA, contact Ms. Unis M. Loleng at 9827777 local 1108 or email GMAExcellence@ gmanetwork.com or visit www. gmanetwork.com/excellenceaward.

Kapuso Foundation Receives Support From Filipinos in Canada (Left to right) Ms. Teen Philippines Canada Jenna Ramos, GMA Kapuso Foundation Founder and Ambassador Mel C. Tiangco, Ms. Philippines Canada Recham Saeed, and Mrs. Philippines Leila Elcano.

GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) has once again received support for its projects this year from the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF), one of the biggest Filipino charitable organizations in Ontario, Canada. PCCF, a regular GMAKF donor since 2010, will provide assistance to GMAKF’s projects such as medical missions, feeding programs, and donation of school supplies which are also in line with PCCF’s pursuit to help poor fami­lies and calamity victims in the Philippines. The PCCF party, led by their Executive Vice President Rosemer Enverga, turned over their donation to GMAKF Founder and Ambassador Mel C. Tiangco and

GMAKF EVP and COO Rikki EscuderoCatibog last January 26 at the GMA Network Center. Every year, key members of the organization provide aid to their beneficiaries in the Philippines which come from the proceeds of their various fundraising activities in Canada. Their

major charity event is Pinoy Fiesta Toronto which showcases Filipino beauty, values, and culture. The event, which is also in partnership with GMA’s flagship international channel GMA Pinoy TV, is said to be the biggest indoor Pinoy Fiesta in North America.

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February 2018 Kapuso Magazine  

GMA’s soon-to-premiere primetime series, The One That Got Away, is on the cover of our January 2018 issue. This issue also features photo hi...

February 2018 Kapuso Magazine  

GMA’s soon-to-premiere primetime series, The One That Got Away, is on the cover of our January 2018 issue. This issue also features photo hi...

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