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What’s Inside GMA Kapuso Magazine July 2012 Issue 3

GMA launches international channels in more areas in North America and Middle East


Australian Ambassador visits GMA Network


GMA Network leads nationwide TV ratings in H1 2012 GMA’s CSR at the CSR Expo 2012


GMA Network honors comedy king Dolphy


GMA SVP for N&PA honored with IABC CEO Excel Award Marissa L. Flores’ Acceptance Speech at the 2012 CEO Excel Awards


GMA Chairman and CEO’s Message at the Q2 Employees’ General Assembly


More than 15 million cash at stake in new GMA promo


Barangay LS 97.1 wins Best FM Radio Station at the 2012 Yahoo OMG awards




GMA G.I.V.E.S. volunteers paint Habitat homes


GMA Kapuso Foundation extends assistance to different provinces

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.


GMA launches international channels in more areas in North America and Middle East GMA Network widened its global reach with the launching of its international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International thru key channel carriers in North America and the Middle East in the first half of 2012. In February, GMA News TV International was launched in the Middle East via Etisalat, the first channel carrier to offer GMA News TV International in the region. Flagship international channel GMA Pinoy TV further strengthened its presence in North America in March via Shaw Cablesystems G.P., reaching Filipino households in select areas of Greater Vancouver including Newton, Fleetwood, Richmond, Cloverdale and North Shore. Shaw is one of the largest cable television providers in Canada. Also in March and still in Canada, GMA News TV International was launched in Canada via MTS Allstream, the leading full-service communications provider in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Meanwhile, GMA Pinoy TV can now be seen in the communities of Whitehorse, Yukon, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (NWT), Fort Nelson, and British

Columbia (BC) via Northern Canada’s communications and entertainment leader Northwestel. With these launches, GMA Pinoy TV subscribers now total 313,000 as of May, or over two million viewers worldwide. GMA Life TV – GMA Network’s second international channel known for its lifestyle programs with Pinoy flavor - is now seen via Bell TV in Canada. The channel was included in Bell TV’s lineup just last June 21 and is expected to increase its worldwide viewership of one million or 118,000 subscribers.

this year as GMA International targets to reach more Pinoy subscribers, specifically those in the U.S. and the Asia Pacific.” By September, GMA International aims to make GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International available in Malaysia via ABN, and GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International in Canada via Telus.

GMA Vice President for International Joseph T. Francia said that the launches are part of the Network’s continuous efforts to bring more and more Filipinos abroad closer to home. “GMA International is driven by a desire to bring the best in entertainment and news programs from the Philippines to more of our kababayans all over the globe. By extending to them the Kapuso brand of international television programming, they will definitely feel closer to home,” Francia said. He also expressed his appreciation to GMA’s carriers for partnering with the Network. Francia added, “Filipinos abroad can definitely expect a wider coverage from the Network by the second half of

Australian Ambassador visits GMA Network Australian Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Bill Tweddell visited GMA Network on July 19 and met with GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon and EVP and CFO Felipe S. Yalong. During the meeting, Atty. Gozon shared how much the subscribers of GMA’s international channel, GMA Pinoy TV, have grown in Australia.

Ambassador Tweddell said that he looks forward to stronger ties between Australia and the Philippines. Photo shows (L-R) Australian Embassy First Secretary Jonathan Gilbert, Atty. Gozon, Ambassador Tweddell and Mr. Yalong.



GMA Network leads nationwide TV ratings in H1 2012 GMA Network remained the nationwide leader in TV ratings for the first half of 2012 based on data from the most trusted ratings provider, Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. From January to June 2012, GMA beat ABS-CBN and TV5 in National Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM) with an average total day (6AM to 12MN) household audience share of 35.5 percent, five percentage points higher than ABS-CBN’s 30.5 and 20.9 percentage points higher than TV5’s 14.6. Relative to the first semester of 2011, GMA was the only TV station that posted gains in total day household

audience shares, improving by 2.4 percent. ABS-CBN and TV5 dropped 1.6 points and 0.6 point, respectively.


GMA’s lead in nationwide audience shares was mainly driven by its strong performance in the afternoon block (12NN to 6PM), where it posted an average of 41.4 percent in household audience share versus ABS’ 24 percent and TV5’s 14.6 percent.


GMA subscribes to the Nielsen TV Audience Measurement along with 21 companies including TV5, Faulkner Media, CBN Asia, 15 advertising agencies and three regional clients. On the other hand, ABS-CBN is the only local major TV network

reportedly subscribing to Kantar Media, formerly known as TNS. 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’s CSR at the CSR Expo 2012 At the recently-concluded CSR Expo, GMA Network’s corporate responsibility programs were among the case studies of how media practices CSR. In a breakout session entitled “Media, Do You Practice CSR?,” Assistant Vice President for Corporate Affairs Ma. Teresa L. Pacis shared how GMA Network goes beyond the call of duty to practice civic citizenship.

Pacis is flanked by Maritess Vitug and Metrobank Foundation’s Chito Sobrepena.

Pacis emphasized that doing good and doing business the right way is part of the Kapuso Network’s corporate DNA.


Aside from providing the Filipino viewers with quality programs in both entertainment and news and public affairs genres, GMA Network also allocates considerable resources for the GMA Kapuso Foundation, the GMA Network Excellence Award, the GMA Scholarship Program and GMA G.I.V.E.S. (Guide, Interact, Volunteer, Educate, Serve), its pool of employeevolunteers. GMA’S CSR focus areas include corporate philanthropy, education and volunteerism. The annual CSR Expo is organized by the League of Corporate Foundations.


GMA Network honors comedy king Dolphy GMA-7 paid tribute to the late comedy king Dolphy through a necrological service on July 14 at the Heritage Park in Taguig. The Network presented the Quizon Family with a posthumous plaque recognizing Dolphy’s “unrivaled wholesome entertainment [as a] consummate artist both in comedy and drama” and his “genuine concern for co-workers.” Actor-director Eric Quizon accepted the plaque in behalf of his family, and expressed their appreciation for the Kapuso Network. He also shared how his father almost became a Kapuso, remembering the time when GMA presented Dolphy with an offer to do a show. Although the plan never really materialized, Quizon said that his family will always be grateful to GMA for that “unforgettable gesture.”

Dance choreographer Geleen Eugenio, on the other hand, shared how Dolphy played a big role in her successful career. Among those who rendered song numbers during the memorial service for the King of Comedy were Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez, Frencheska Farr and Mark Bautista. Kapuso stars who were also seen at the service included Richard Gutierrez, Geoff Eigenmann, TJ Trinidad, Bearwin Meily, Chariz Solomon and German Moreno. Carla Abellana hosted the tribute, while Fr. Eric Santos officiated the mass. Network officers including Consultant for Radio Operations and President for RGMA Network, Inc. Mike C. Enriquez, OIC for Entertainment Lilybeth G.

Kapuso talents, who once had the opportunity to work with and get to know Dolphy, also shared their fondest memories of the comedy icon. Veteran actress Nova Villa and actress-turned-politician Maybelline dela Cruz tearfully recalled their experiences while working with him on the set of their sitcom for 15 years.

Rasonable, VP for Entertainment Marivin T. Arayata, AVPs Redgie A. Magno (ETV), Janine P. Nacar (Talk, Game and Reality), Angel J. Cruz (Corporate Communications) and Simoun S. Ferrer (TDMD) also attended the affair. Atty. Gozon’s wife, Mrs. Teresita Gozon, was also present.

Following are the remarks of Atty. Felipe L. Gozon at the wake of Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr. (Dolphy) on July 14, 2012 at the Heritage Park in Taguig. Dolphy’s legacy to the showbiz industry and the Filipino people in general is like no other. He lived a full life as an entertainer, who represented the Pinoy everyman who made us laugh and cry, who gave us hope, and who taught us how to live and love. Ang pakikiramay, pagdadalamhati sampu ng pasasalamat na pinamamalas ngayon ng buong sambayanang Pilipino ay isang natatanging pagpapahalagang higit pa sa anumang award na nararapat ibigay kay Dolphy

Actor-director Eric Quizon accepts the plaque from the Kapuso Network.

Sa totoo lang, there may never be another Dolphy. In fact, for GMA Network which has never had Dolphy as an artist, we embrace him as an authentic entertainment icon who, in the mold of heroes, belong to all people. He has joined the ranks of exemplary Filipinos like Ninoy whose life and works far transcend their time. In life as in death, Dolphy continues to touch the hearts of people. And I believe that future generations of Filipinos will know of one Rodolfo Vera Quizon, Sr. who made a difference in many lives.

GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon


Maraming salamat, Dolphy! Mananatili kang buhay sa saming puso.

GMA SVP for N&PA honored with IABC CEO Excel Award GMA Network Senior Vice President for News and Public Affairs Marissa L. Flores is this year’s awardee in the Media, Advertising, PR, Entertainment, Special Events and Sports category of the CEO EXCEL (Communication Excellence in Organization) Awards given by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines.

for broadcast journalism. Under Flores’ watch, GMA News and Public Affairs has lived up to its promise – “Walang kinikilingan. Walang pinoprotektahan. Walang kasinungalingan. Serbisyong Totoo lamang.”

She rose from the ranks in GMA Network – from production assistant to producer, and the very first PM or Program Manager of the network to rise to the high position she holds today. She maybe low-key but she is well-respected and loved by her superiors and subordinates alike. “I have always believed in Marissa’s talent and her being a recipient of IABC’s CEO Excel Award comes as no surprise. I am very happy and proud that she is once again reaping the harvest of her remarkable hard work and dedication to GMA News and Public Affairs,” said GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon.

Previous winners from GMA Network are Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon (2006), former GMA Marketing and Productions, Inc. President and COO Manuel P. Quiogue (2008), and GMA Kapuso Foundation EVP and COO Mel Tiangco (2010).

Nessa Valdellon, Head of GMA Network’s News Channel – GMA News TV agrees. “GMA Network’s best kept secret is the woman who has been running its News and Public Affairs Group for over a decade: Marissa L. Flores. She Flores is credited for building the is the reason GMA News and GMA Public Affairs from scratch Public Affairs has become the in the 1980’s and in setting new Marissa L. Flores receives the plaque from IABC’s Jeffrey Tarayao. most credible and most awarded directions for GMA News in the television news organization in the 1990’s up to the present. country — and stays at the top of its The programs in its roster are all game,” she says. Today, GMA News and Public Affairs, pioneers in their respective genres, too. as the public knows it – the leading, Among these are 24 Oras and SAKSI Flores is a TOYM awardee for Broadcast most-awarded and most credible on GMA, State of the Nation on GMA Management in 2005 and was also broadcast organization in the country News TV, I-Witness and Wish Ko Lang. named TV Producer of the Year by the - is a feat that Flores has spearheaded I-Witness is considered as a pioneering Rotary Club of Manila in 1996. but one she would quickly documentary program while Wish Ko acknowledge as team effort. Lang is known as THE public service The CEO Excel Awards was launched wish-giving program. in 2005 by the IABC to recognize GMA is the only Philippine broadcast and honor role models of effective organization that has won not just Marissa, as she is known to her peers, communications. IABC has over 15,000 one, but two, George Foster Peabody colleagues and subordinates, is both a members in 80 countries. Awards – considered as one of the leader and a team player. most prestigious international awards


Marissa L. Flores’ Acceptance Speech at the 2012 CEO Excel Awards The following is Marissa L. Flores speech at the 2012 CEO Excel Awards held on July 12 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Makati. Thank you, IABC. The award is not mine alone but belongs to the entire News and Public Affairs organization, which I proudly represent. When I joined GMA in the late 80s, it became immediately obvious to me that the News department was short of equipment and resources. Our cameras and news service vehicles were old and would conk out from time to time. Yet, for all that it lacked, the organization was well-respected for its fair and balanced reporting.  There was no shortage of dedication from its people. I was quickly infected with the drive to do important and exciting work. I became part of the team that built the Public Affairs group of GMA News and Public Affairs. I couldn’t be happier to belong.  Fast-forward to today. We’ve come a long way. GMA is the first Philippine network to broadcast live at the base camp of Mount Everest in 2006.  GMA News and Public Affairs is the only PHILIPPINE news organization with not just one but two George Foster Peabody awards - said to be broadcasting’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize.  In February 2011, we launched a news channel -- GMA News TV - the youngest VHF channel, yet already the leader in this category. Of course it helped that we eventually got the resources we needed and more. However, whether in the 80s or today - some things remain - we have the most creative, dynamic and passionate people in the industry. And fairness and balanced reporting - which I saw very early on, have been ingrained in our culture. That I lead this formidable team is a great blessing and an immense responsibility.  And I always pray for the wisdom to continue to lead this team to do what’s right. More than 20 years into the business, as Oprah would say, there are things I know for sure:

I know for sure that nothing beats doing the right thing even when no one is looking. I know for sure that in an industry used to pizzazz and image-building, substance is what truly matters. I have learned that it’s easy to form conclusions but there is really more than one side to an issue. Even the most maligned and unpopular person needs to be heard. I know for sure that leaders should not only speak but listen - and in this age of social media where anyone and everyone can speak - we must think before we speak; Think Before You Click as we would say. I know for sure that we are who we are, not only because of ourselves but also because of other people. Lastly, I know for sure that real strength comes from within. We have to listen to that inner voice, and speak to the One greater than us. I’d like to thank my GMA News and Public Affairs family for taking this exciting journey with me. And I’d like to say a special thank you to my family who are my earliest teachers in communication and my source of inspiration.


GMA Chairman and CEO’s Message at the Q2 Employees’ General Assembly The following is the speech delivered by Atty. Felipe L. Gozon at the Q2 General Assembly held on July 20 at GMA Network’s Studio 7. The General Assembly is a quarterly gathering of GMA officers, led by top management, and employees.

GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon

Magandang Hapon sa inyong lahat mga Kapuso! Napapansin ko lang na madalas tayong nagkikita-kita ngayong taong ito. In fact, mahigit isang buwan pa lang ang nakakalipas nung magkasama-sama tayo sa ating taunang Family Day na ginanap sa Enchanted Kingdom sa Laguna ngunit heto na naman at nakikita ko na naman ang mga pamilyar na mukha sa ating kumpanya. Maganda ito sapagkat updated tayong lahat sa mga kaganapan dito sa GMA. At kung inaakala ninyong mauubusan ako ng sasabihin dahil sa dalas ng ating pagtitipon, nagkakamali kayo. Bagama’t kadalasan ay puro good news ang aking inihahatid, iba’t iba naman ang laman ng aking mga pahayag. Ang maganda pa sa ating GA ngayong hapon ay napapanood at naririnig tayo ng mga Kapuso natin sa iba’t ibang regional stations na pakawaykaway pa kanina. Para sa kanila rin ang mga ibabalita ko ngayong hapon. Bago ako tumungo sa updates tungkol sa GMA, nais ko munang bigyan ng pugay ang ating service awardees. Binabati ko ang ating mga Kapuso na

nagsilbi sa ating kumpanya mula five years hanggang 25 years. Nakakataba ng puso na marami sa ating mga empleyado ang tumatagal sa atin. Ibig sabihin nito ay maganda ang kanilang experience sa pagtatrabaho nila sa GMA. May mga kilala pa nga akong dito nagsimula hanggang sa makapag-asawa, magkaanak at magretiro ay nanatiling Kapuso! Biruin niyo, ang mga kasamahan natin sa News and Public Affairs na sina Rogelito Dela Cruz, Carlos Jamito, Maximino Matias, Jr., at Leandro Seva ay 25 years na palang nagbibigay ng Serbisyong Totoo! Ang tanging hangad ko para sa mga pinarangalan natin ngayong hapon ay ang patuloy ninyong pagtanggap ng biyaya galing sa inyong pagsisikap upang lalo pa kayong maging successful sa inyong mga napiling larangan ng trabaho. Samantala, binabati ko rin ang mga nagsipagwagi ngayong taon sa ating Art Gap na ang naging medium ay photography. Maganda ang naging turnout ng patimpalak na ito sapagkat maging ang mga Kapuso natin sa ilang regional stations natin ay nakilahok. Marami talaga sa mga taga-GMA ang talented sa iba’t ibang bagay. Ngayon naman ay dumako tayo sa latest performance ng ating kumpanya. Hindi na bago sa inyo ang pagiging number 1 natin sa

nationwide TV ratings o NUTAM. Ngunit mahalagang malaman ninyo na ang patuloy nating pangunguna sa TV ratings ay nakasalalay sa consistency natin sa pagpapalabas ng magagandang programa kung kaya’t pinapaalalahanan ko kayong ’wag na ’wag maging kampante upang lalo pa tayong umangat sa TV ratings. Pirmi nating itatanong kung ano ang puwede nating gawin na mas mabuti at maganda kaysa ginawa natin kahapon. Ayon sa datos mula sa Nielsen TV Audience Mesaurement, nagtala tayo ng 35.3% na average household audience share sa NUTAM mula January hanggang July 15, 2012, mas mataas sa average audience share ng ABS-CBN na 30.7% at sa 14.6% lamang ng TV-5. Kung bibilangin natin ang “eyeballs” o bilang ng taong nanonood sa ating mga programa, lumalabas na mahigit 840,000 viewers ang lamang natin sa ABS at halos 3.7 milyon naman ang angat natin sa TV-5 sa NUTAM. Sa Urban Luzon naman, kung saan matatagpuan ang 77% ng kabuuang TV household population, mahigit 1.7 million viewers ang lamang natin sa ABS-CBN at halos 3.5 million viewers naman ang lamang natin sa TV-5. At sa balwarte nating Mega Manila, mahigit 1.6 million viewers ang gap natin sa ABS-CBN at higit sa 2.8 million naman na mga manonood ang angat natin sa TV-5. Malaki ang contribution ng ating malalakas na morning at Dedicated Kapuso employees for the last 25 years: (L-R) Leandro Seva, Rogelito Dela Cruz, Maximino Matias, Jr. and Carlos Jamito.


afternoon blocks sa overall TV ratings success natin. Ang ating primetime naman, bagamat medyo nahirapan sa NUTAM ay nanaig naman sa Luzon at Mega Manila. At dito sa primetime natin ibubuhos ang ating efforts at attention hanggang sa matalo natin ang ABS sa NUTAM ratings. Sa tingin ko ay magiging maganda ang ating financial performance ngayong taon. Nitong nakaraang buwan lamang ng Hunyo, halimbawa, ay naging maganda ang ating gross sales sa TV at nahigitan natin ang performance natin sa parehong buwan last year. At habang papalapit ang eleksyon sa 2013, inaasahan natin ang pagdami ng political advocacies na tiyak na makatutulong sa pagangat ng ating kabuuang kita. Ngayong July 19 pa lamang ay P1.116 billion na ang ating gross TV sales as compared to only P1.34 billion gross TV sales last year. Hindi pa kabilang dyan ang kita natin mula sa ating international channels na mas mataas din kumpara noong nakaraang taon. Speaking of international channels, ang dahilan ng success sa ating international business at ang consistent na pag-akyat ng contribution nito sa ating kabuuang kita ay ang patuloy na pagdami ng subscribers ng GMA Pinoy TV at Life TV sa iba’t ibang parte ng mundo. Ayon sa pinakahuling talaan as of May 2012, mayroon nang 313,000 subscribers ang GMA Pinoy TV samantalang may 118,000 naman ang GMA Life TV. In fact, kamakailan lamang ay inilunsad natin ang GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV at GMA News TV International sa mga bagong channel carriers sa North America at sa Middle East. Mas marami pang lugar ang susunod nating maaabot sa mga susunod na buwan, at iyan ang pangako ng grupo ni Joseph Francia. Ang ating Radio naman ay nagtala ng gross airtime revenues na umabot sa P195.6 million mula Enero hanggang Hunyo, mas mataas ng

GMA Network officers and employees enjoy the program.

7% kaysa noong nakaraang taon. Namamayagpag din sa rankings ang ating radio stations. Ang ating FM station sa Mega Manila na DWLS-FM at ang FM station sa Cebu na DYRTFM ay pawang pumapangalawa sa kani-kanilang lugar! Samantala, ang ating AM station sa Mega Manila na DZBB at ang AM station natin sa Cebu na DYSS ay parehong number two rin. Number one naman ang FM natin sa Tuguegarao at ang AM natin sa Palawan. Nangako naman si Mike na bago matapos ang taon, ang ating AM station ay magiging no. 1 na at tataas ang ranking ng ating FM station dito sa Mega Manila, di ba Mike? Bago ko makalimutan, nais kong i-congratulate ang ating News and Public Affairs team maging ang mga talk shows ng ating ETV sa mahusay nilang pag-cover ng mga kaganapan sa burol at libing ng comedy king na si Dolphy. Higit na marami sa ating mga kababayan ang nagkaroon ng pagkakataong makiramay at makisimpatya sa pagpanaw ng hari ng komedya sapagkat naging updated sila sa mga pangyayari dahil na rin sa ginawa nating coverage lalo na sa GMA News TV. Halos tumigil ang buong bansa at wala nang ibang mahalagang balita ang ating napanood habang nakaburol si Dolphy maliban na lamang sa isang magandang balita – ito ay ang pagwawagi ni Marissa Flores sa CEO EXCEL Awards ng International Association of Business Communicators Philippines. Congratulations, Marissa, at welcome to the club of exemplary executives! Kung kayo naman ay naghihintay ng update tungkol sa isyu ng pagbili ng grupo ni MVP sa GMA Network, ang GMA KAPUSO MAGAZINE | JULY 2012 ISSUE

masasabi ko lamang ay huwag ninyo itong problemahin sapagkat wala pa ring nagaganap at pinipirmahang agreement sa magkabilang panig. Nais ko rin kayong paalalahanan na huwag basta maniniwala sa mga naisusulat sa mga pahayagan at sa tsismis hangga’t hindi ako ang nagkukumpirma sa inyo. Makakaasa kayong hindi natin bibitawan ang ating commitment to transparency dito sa GMA at ibabalita ko sa inyo sa tamang panahon kung mayroon nang dapat ibalita. Paulit-ulit kong sinasabi sa inyo na hindi kayo dapat mangamba kung anuman ang magaganap tungkol sa isyung ito sapagkat alam naman natin na ang mga empleyado ng GMA ang pinakamahuhusay sa industriya. Ang mahalaga para sa ating lahat ay ang patuloy nating pagpupursigi upang palakasin at paunlarin pa ang ating kumpanya. Kung mayroon mang ireretire o matatanggal, sa aking tingin iyon ay ang mga taga TV-5. Kahit sinong manager ay hindi sira ang ulo na papalitan ang mga officers at employees na nagproproduce ng ratings, revenues at profits. At gaya ng dati, makakaasa naman kayong lahat na kapag naabot o nahigitan pa natin ang ating mga itinakdang goals ngayong taon ay pare-pareho tayong mabibiyayaan. Sa pagtatapos, muli kong binabati ang Service Awardees natin ngayong hapon maging ang mga nagsipagwagi sa ating Art Gap. Kayo ang larawan ng kahusayan ng mga empleyado ng GMA Network. Maraming salamat at magandang hapon muli sa inyong lahat, mga Kapuso!


More than 15 million cash at stake in new GMA promo GMA Network is set to give away more than 15 million worth of cash prizes through its latest and biggest promo campaign, Kapuso Milyonaryo. Eleven lucky Kapuso viewers will win 1 million pesos each in the promo which will runs from July 30 to September 23, 2012. During the promo period, the first four winners of 1 million pesos each (prizes c/o GMA) as well as 35 weekly winners of 10,000 pesos each will be announced via plugs on GMA and GMA News TV. The remaining seven winners of 1 million pesos each (prizes c/o sponsors) will be announced in the promo’s finale on September 29 on Manny Many Prizes. “This is the first time that GMA is giving away this much after launching many successful promo campaigns in the past. We are very excited to share our success with our loyal viewers since we owe it to them that we’re the number 1 station in the country,” says GMA Marketing and Productions, Inc.


(GMPI) Vice-President for Sales Riza D. Garduque. GMPI’s promo partners include Globe Prepaid, Rebisco Crackers, Nescafe

3 in 1, Nestea Iced Tea, Bear Brand Busog Lusog Family Cereal Drink, Yakult Probiotic Drink and Crispy Fry Breading Mix.

GMA Network is set to give away more than 15 million worth of cash prizes through its latest and biggest promo campaign, Kapuso Milyonaryo. Participants must enclose the proof of purchase (POP) in an

How to join

envelope together with their name, address, age, contact

A total of eleven lucky Kapuso viewers will win 1 million pesos each in the promo number and signature written on a piece of paper. which will run from July 30 to September 23, 2012.

Then, at the period, back of the write Milyonaryo’, During the promo the firstenvelope, four winners of 1 ‘Kapuso million pesos each (prize c/o the brand of the enclosed POP, and the participant’s address. GMA) as well as 35 weekly winners of 10,000 pesos each will be announced The mechanics sending electronic entries are winners included the via plugs on GMA andof GMA News TV. The remaining seven of 1inmillion pesosdaily eachpromo (prize c/o sponsors) announced in the promo’s finale on plugs airingwill onbe GMA and GMA News TV, hosted bySeptember 29 on Manny Many Prizes. different Kapuso stars. “This is the first time that GMA is giving away this much after launching many Entries may be dropped during the promo period in boxes successful promo campaigns in the past. We are very excited to share our sucGMA Network Center, GMA GMA Radio 1 cess at with our loyal viewers since we oweRegional it to themstations, that we’re the number stations, or in more Mercury Drugstore branches station in the country,” saysthan GMA300 Marketing and Productions, Inc. (GMPI) Vicenationwide per permit no. 4687, series of 2012. President for Salesas Riza D. DTI-NCR Garduque. GMPI’s promo partners include GLOBE PREPAID, REBISCO CRACKERS, NES-

For additional details on how to join, viewers can watch the Kapuso Milyonaryo mechanics plug and solo POP plugs of the sponsors, see posters or visit “http://www.gmanetwork. com/kapusomilyonaryo”



Barangay LS 97.1 wins

Best FM Radio Station

at the 2012 Yahoo! OMG! Awards

GMA Network’s flagship FM station Barangay LS 97.1 TugStugan Na! won as Best FM Radio Station at the 2012 Yahoo! OMG! Awards. Barangay LS made history by being the first recipient of the award in the FM band made up of 26 stations in Mega Manila and over a hundred radio stations nationwide. The station garnered the most number of votes in the online and text polls conducted by Yahoo! Philippines, beating four other finalists in the category. It also received the fourth highest number of votes among nominees in all 26 categories and got 38% of the total online votes cast in the Best FM Radio Station category. “We are very thankful to everyone who voted for Barangay LS and to Yahoo! Philippines for giving us this award. It has always been our primary goal to keep our listeners happy and entertained through the variety of programs that we offer,” said Barangay LS Program Director Glenn Allona. Barangay LS 97.1 TugStugan Na! is a consistent favorite among listeners from all ages and social demographics. The station offers a unique combination of programs that bring to listeners an all-hits music format, fun segments and interesting features. It also engages the audience through live interaction via phone calls, text and social media.   

Papa Dudut, Ate Liza, Chikotita, Papa Tolits, Mama Belle, Papa Baldo, Papa Kiko, Papa Obet and Papa Dan. Among the highest rating programs of the station are Barangay Love Stories, Talk To Papa and Wanted Sweetheart.    The Yahoo! OMG! Awards is the first of its kind purple carpet event that recognizes the most searched entertainment personalities and celebrities online. The selection of nominees was based on how often they trend in the Yahoo! Philippines search engine.  This year’s edition of Yahoo! OMG! Awards garnered over four million votes.




The star-studded gala held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on July 6 was hosted by Kapuso stars Raymond Gutierrez, Solenn Heussaff and Isabelle Daza. CHIKOTITA

Filipinos abroad can listen to Barangay LS 97.1 via GMA Pinoy TV’s carriers in their respective areas.




The daily programs are hosted by DJs Papa Jepoy, Papa Bodjie, Mama Cy,





Family drama in



Another family drama unfolded on GMA’s afternoon prime block with the launch of Hindi Ka Na Mag-Iisa on July 9, replacing Hiram Na Puso. Jennylyn Mercado top bills the series and plays the character of Elisa Santos. Jennylyn’s past afternoon drama projects include toprating soaps Paano Bang Mangarap?, Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak and Little Star. Sid Lucero (as Andrew Villagracia) and Frank Magalona (as Mark) are Jennylyn’s leading men. Completing the cast are Angelu De Leon (as Jordana Montenegro), Carl Guevarra (as Dennis), Crystal Reyes (as Angelica

Montenegro), Saab Magalona (as Celine Montenegro), Joey Paras (as Mimi), with the special participation of Lloyd Samartino (as Bernard Montenegro), Ms. Liza Lorena (as Dona Asuncion Montenegro), and  Glydel Mercado (as Maita Montenegro). In the series, Elisa experiences all the hardships in life at a young age. Abandoned by her mother, she has low self-esteem and does not easily trust people. Elisa is also afraid of falling in love. Elisa’s life will change because of her sister Angelica who has a mental condition. These changes will certainly keep viewers glued to GMA-7’s afternoon prime block.

Sid Lucero as Andrew Villagracia & Frank Magalona as Mark

Gil Tejada, Jr. directs the series which is an original concept of Richard “Dode” Cruz. The creative team is composed of Afternoon Prime Head Roy Iglesias, Creative Consultant Des Garbes-Severino, Headwriter Richard “Dode” Cruz, writers Lobert Villela, Luningning Ribay and Angeli Delgado, and brainstormers Gilda Olvidado, Liberty Trinidad and Christina Novicio. Production for the series is supervised by Lilybeth G. Rasonable (Executive In-Charge of Production), Redgie Acuña Magno (AVP for Drama), Helen Rose S. Sese (Program Manager) and Kaye Atienza-Cadsawan (Executive Producer). Hindi Ka Na Mag-Iisa airs after EAT BULAGA.

Carl Guevarra as Dennis Crystal Reyes as Angelica Montenegro GMA KAPUSO MAGAZINE | JULY 2012 ISSUE



GMA's Newest Magazine Program GMA Network’s showbiz news magazine program H.O.T. TV (Hindi Ordinaryong Tsismis) premieres on August 5 after Together Forever. H.O.T. TV offers viewers a fresh perspective on today’s hottest stories and controversies. Under the direction of Rico Gutierrez, the program features a diverse mix of discussions of the latest trends and issues as well as segments highlighting extraordinary personalities and human interest stories every Sunday afternoon. H.O.T. TV brings together for the first time an interesting combination of hosts  who are set to tackle different topics from the most controversial to


the most unbelievable human feats in the country - TV host and society editor Raymond Gutierrez, seasoned comedian Roderick Paulate, 2003 Starstruck Ultimate Female Survivor Jennylyn Mercado and Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. After more than a year off from work, Regine, who is a self-confessed ‘chismosa’, dabbles in hosting her very first magazine talk show in GMA. She feels very excited, especially about working with Raymond, Jennylyn and Roderick. “This is something new for me and I’m really looking forward to the new concept and segments of H.O.T. TV Excited ako na marinig ang iba’t ibang opinyon naming apat,” Regine said.

searches in the Kapuso Network including Pinoy Idol, Starstruck, Party Pilipinas and Showbiz Central, is very thankful that GMA entrusted him with another challenging project. “Lahat ng trending topics pag-uusapan dito. Another new concept and new set of hosts kaya exciting para sa akin. This show will really elevate me as a host. Panibagong pagsubok para sa akin,” Raymond said.  With H.O.T. TV’s wide range of topics, it is all set to become the newest destination of intriguing interviews, extraordinary stories about ordinary people, features on supernatural events, investigative reports and a lot more. H.O.T. TV replaces Showbiz Central.

Raymond, who has hosted various reality, musical variety and talent


“Lahat ng trending topics pag-uusapan dito. Another new concept and new set of hosts kaya exciting para sa akin. This show will really elevate me as a host. Panibagong pagsubok para sa akin.”

“This is something new for me and I’m really looking forward to the new concept and segments of H.O.T. TV Excited ako na marinig ang iba’t ibang opinyon naming apat.”

Regine VelasquezAlcasid

Raymond Gutierrez




JULY 2012


by: Loida Tracy G. Cruz 16


GMA G.I.V.E.S. VOLUNTEERS GMA G.I.V.E.S. (Guide, Interact, Volunteer, Educate, and Serve) volunteers painted the exterior of 20 houses for displaced victims of typhoon Pedring at Barangay Tanza, Navotas City in Metro Manila on July 14, 2012.


The volunteer activity was spearheaded by GMA Corporate Affairs in partnership with Habitat For Humanity to “further the cause of Corporate Social Responsiblity through volunteerism,” Unis Loleng, Assistant Manager of GMA Corporate Affairs said. According to Loleng, the dream for GMA G.I.V.E.S. is to have more volunteers and projects to help more people and instil the spirit of ‘bayanihan’ in the employees’ hearts. The 25 GMA G.I.V.E.S. volunteers were joined by Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka stars Pancho Magno and Kristine Velasco.


“It is an overwhelming feeling to be able to experience this and hopefully, we can help more people in our own simple way,” Pancho Magno said. “I wasn’t expecting Kapuso employees and stars to do the dirty job in helping the community and the families who will reside here,” first timer GMA G.I.V.E.S. volunteer Fely Lariosa of News and Public Affairs, Administrative Division, stated.



GMAKF Kalusugan Karavan in Barlig, Mt. Province.

GMA Kapuso Foundation extends assistance to different provinces GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF), the socio-civic arm of GMA Network, conducted outreach activities in remote communities in Mt. Province and Catanduanes in June. GMAKF brought its roaming medical mission Kalusugan Karavan to Barlig in Mt. Province, extending medical assistance to indigenous groups in the remote area.

GMAKF Operation Bayanihan in Catanduanes.

Free medical consultation and medicines were given to 230 patients, while 133 individuals availed of free tooth extraction. The medical mission was done in partnership with the GMA Network Transmissions and Regional Engineering Department; the local government unit, district hospital and rural health unit of Barlig; Bontoc General Hospital;

Philippine National Police’s PHS MTPPO; and the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ CMO 54IB 51D. GMAKF also conducted its emergency response project, Operation Bayanihan, in Catanduanes to help victims of the cholera outbreak, bringing medicine, purified water and other supplies to the different hospitals in the area. This was done in partnership with Agua Vida Systems, RSL Bus Lines and Regina Shipping Lines. According to GMA Kapuso Foundation Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mel C. Tiangco, “We will continue to be a source of muchneeded help and relief especially to those who belong to the marginalized sector - keeping in mind our mission of promoting greater equity in health, and access to medicine and relief assistance.”


GMA celebrates its

year of listing


at the Philippine Stock Exchange.

JULY 2012

Kapuso Magazine (July 2012 issue)  

On the cover is the new showbiz talk program H.O.T. TV (hosted by Roderick Paulate, Regine Velasquez, Raymond Gutierrez and Jennylyn Mercado...

Kapuso Magazine (July 2012 issue)  

On the cover is the new showbiz talk program H.O.T. TV (hosted by Roderick Paulate, Regine Velasquez, Raymond Gutierrez and Jennylyn Mercado...