GMA KAPUSO MAGAZINE |NOVEMBER 2012 ISSUE
What’s Inside GMA Kapuso Magazine November 2012 Issue
Senator Bong, still a Kapuso
GMA Kapuso Foundation renews partnership with Cebuana Lhuillier
Atty. Felipe L. Gozon’s speech at the Q3 General Assembly
GMA Network seals strong Q3 financial performance
GMA personalities top nationwide survey
Reporter’s Notebook celebrates 8th anniversary with election series Jeric Gonzales and Thea Tolentino crowned Protégé Battle Champs
10 Pahiram ng Sandali
Barbie and Derrick in Paroa, Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa Bela Padilla on Women Crisis Center
GMA Network celebrates Yuletide magic
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 Kapuso Foundation spreads holiday cheer through Give-A-Gift
Senator Bong, still a Kapuso! Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. renewed his ties with GMA Network, inking an exclusive contract for another two years. Sen. Bong expressed excitement over his first primetime soap with the Kapuso Network. ”Ang puso ko ay nandito sa GMA dahil ako ay isang Kapuso. Paano ko naman iiwan ang isang istasyon na hindi ako pinabayaan? Also, masaya ako na sa akin ipinagkatiwala ang proyektong pinagisipan at pinagkagastusan ng network, ang Indio.” GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon welcomed Senator Bong. “Masaya kami. Kaya naman yung pinakamalaking project namin sa 2013
(L-R) Lolit Solis, GMA President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., Sen. Bong Revilla, GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon and GMA Entertainment TV’s Officer-in-Charge Lilybeth G Rasonable
na Indio ay ibinigay namin sa kanya,“ Gozon said. GMA President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit Jr., on the other hand, praised Senator Bong’s loyalty to the Kapuso Network. “Bukod sa respeto natin sa
GMA Kapuso Foundation renews partnership with Cebuana Lhuillier
GMA Kapuso Foundation and Cebuana Lhuillier recently renewed their partnership. Through Cebuana Lhuillier, donors are able to send in their donations for GMAKF’s various programs. Since September 2011, GMAKF has received donations of more than P12 million thru Cebuana Lhuillier. Above photo shows, (L-R) GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon, PJ Lhuillier, Inc. Chairman Ambassador Philippe J. Lhuillier, GMAKF Executive Vice President and COO Mel C. Tiangco and GMA Network President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr.
kanya bilang public servant at artisa, andoon yung pagkakaibigan. We’ve been very good friends and the loyalty and the effort that Bong has continued to put in with his work with us, bukod tangi yun,” Duavit said.
Feedback from a Kapuso Maraming maraming salamat po Chairman Felipe Gozon at sa lahat ng bumubuo sa GMA7. Nakakapanuod na kami ng libre dito sa Coron, Palawan. Tunay na kayo ang numero unong network sa Pilipinas, naghahatid ng impormasyon saan ka man naroon at nagbibigay ng saya at libreng serbisyo sa bawat Pilipino. Maraming salamat po! More power GMA7! Kapuso! Armando Jr. Flores Coron, Palawan firstname.lastname@example.org 3
FLG’s speech at the Q3 General Assembly
and Management Center or TDMD na tumuklas ng mga fresh faces at pasiglahin ang careers ng ating mga Kapuso stars. Ating napanood kanina ang mga mukha na inaasahan nating magpapalakas at magpapatibay sa stellar power ng ating Network. Ayon sa datos mula sa Nielsen TV Audience Measurement, nagtala tayo ng 34.7% average household audience share sa NUTAM mula January hanggang November 14, 2012 - mas mataas sa average audience share ng ABS-CBN na 31.4% at sa 14.9% ng TV-5. Kung bibilangin natin ang “eyeballs” o bilang ng taong nanonood sa ating mga programa, lumalabas na mahigit 589,000 viewers ang lamang natin sa ABS at halos 3.6 million naman ang angat natin sa TV-5 sa NUTAM sa nasabing period.
Atty. Felipe L. Gozon GMA Network employees hold a quarterly General Assembly with top management to know the latest company updates, developments and more. Following are Atty. Felipe L. Gozon’s remarks at the GMA Network employees’ Q3 General Assembly on November 19: Magandang hapon sa inyong lahat mga Kapuso! Magmula noong huli tayong magkitakita nitong nakaraang Hulyo, maraming mahahalagang pangyayari ang naganap sa ating kumpanya. Karamihan dito ay good news para sa ating lahat. Pero bago ‘yan, nais ko kayong hikayatin na suportahan ang mga proyekto ng GMA Kapuso Foundation. Nakita n’yo ang hirap at panganib na sinusuong ng Kapuso Foundation upang makapaghatid ng tulong sa mga nangangailangang kababayan natin sa iba’t ibang sulok ng ating bansa. Laging bukas ang tanggapan nina Tita Mel para sa inyong donasyon o boluntaryong serbisyo.
Natural sa atin dito sa GMA ang tumulong sa kapwa, lalo na sa mga kapus-palad nating kababayan. Sa patuloy na biyayang natatanggap natin, ang katagang “giving back” ay nararapat lamang nating isa-isip at isabuhay. Kaya naman ngayong darating na Pasko, sa halip na magbigay tayo ng regalo sa ating mga kaibigan at kakilala sa iba’t ibang industriya, ibibigay na lamang natin ang pondong pambili sana ng mga regalo sa Kapuso Foundation. Ngayon dumako na tayo sa updates ukol sa ating kumpanya. Unahin natin ang latest ratings performance natin. Nananatili tayong number 1 sa NUTAM o nationwide TV ratings ngunit lumiliit ang ating lamang sa ABS. Kaya hindi tayo tumitigil sa pag-iisip kung anong programa ang papatok sa ating mga manonood lalo na sa evening primetime kung saan nauungusan tayo ng ABS-CBN. Kaakibat sa patuloy na pagpapalakas ng ETV ng ating mga programa, wala rin tigil ang ating Talent Development
Sa Urban Luzon naman, kung saan matatagpuan ang 77% ng kabuuang TV household population, halos 1.6 million viewers ang lamang natin sa ABS-CBN at 3.4 million viewers naman ang lamang natin sa TV-5 mula January hanggang November 14. At sa balwarte nating Mega Manila, more than 1.5 million viewers ang gap natin sa ABS-CBN at more than 2.7 million naman ang angat natin sa TV-5. Nanatiling malakas ang ating afternoon block sa NUTAM. Kamakailan lang ay humarap kami sa mga reporter at analyst para sa third quarter financial briefing ng ating kumpanya. Iniulat namin doon na tiyak na malalagpasan natin ngayong taon ang ating net income noong 2011. Hindi pa kasama diyan ang political advocacies na inaasahan nating maguumpisa sa pagtatapos ng taong ito at makakatulong sa pag-angat ng ating kabuuang kita. As of November 19, 2012 ang sales natin sa GMA7 ay P908 million na as compared to P901 million for the whole month of November last year. Bukod sa ating TV business, na s’yang bread and butter natin, malaki rin ang contribution ng ating international channels sa ating revenues. Tuloytuloy kasi ang pagdami ng subscribers ng GMA Pinoy TV, Life TV at News TV
International sa iba’t ibang parte ng mundo. Ayon sa pinakahuling talaan as of September 2012, mayroon nang 324,000 subscribers ang GMA Pinoy TV, mas mataas ng 12% compared to last year. Samantala, may 122,000 naman ang GMA Life TV, angat ng 2% versus last year. Ang ating Radio naman ay nagtala ng gross airtime revenues na umabot sa P320 million sa unang siyam na buwan ng taong ito - mas mataas ng 4% kaysa noong nakaraang taon. Ngunit ang talagang hinihintay ko ay ang pangako ni Mike na magiging number 1 daw ang DZBB sa ranking bago matapos ang taon - na sa tingin ko naman ay kayang kaya ng Radio team ni Mike. As of the 3rd quarter kasi ay nanatiling number 2 ang DZBB among AM stations sa Mega Manila samantalang ang DWLS-FM naman ay pangatlo sa mga FM stations sa Mega Manila.
Ilang tulog na lang ay Pasko na at muli na naman tayong lalahok sa Metro Manila Film Festival. Kasalukuyang nagshoo-shooting ang GMA Films at ating mga partner producers para sa MMFF entries nating “Agimat and Enteng and Me” at “Sosy Problems.” Incidentally, maganda ang naging resulta sa box office ng pelikulang Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles na ipinalabas noong Oktubre. And speaking of Christmas, hinihikayat ko kayong lumahok sa mga maraming nakalinyang kaganapan para sa ating Christmas party. Minsan lang tayo sa isang taon magkasama-sama sa isang party na tulad nito kaya dapat ay full support tayong lahat sa grupo ng Christmas party committee sa pamumuno ni FSY. Nais ko rin bigyang pansin ang balibalitang lumulutang ukol sa dahilan kung bakit hindi nangyari ang pagbili ng PLDT sa ating Network. Nagkasundo ang magkabilang panig na hindi
Ms. Mel Tiangco, Ms Teresa Pacis and Mr. Winifred Avendaño
GMA’s Social Media and Web team
isapubliko ang dahilan na walang kinalaman sa presyo kaya h’wag kayong maniwala sa mga balita ng kung sinu-sino. Ang mahalaga para sa ating lahat ngayon ay mag-move on at lalo pa nating patunayan sa industriya at sa mga manonood ang husay ng ating kumpanya, na siyang dahilan kung bakit tayo gustong mabili ng ilang grupo. Bago ako magtapos, nais kong ibalita na bago matapos ang buwan na ito, magbibigay tayo ng bonus equal to one (1) month salary. Next month naman, ang year-end bonus ay ibabase natin on the performance reports. Kaya’t sabihin ninyo sa inyong mga managers na huwag na huwag na hindi nila isa-submit yung performance report grades ninyo. Maraming salamat at magandang hapon muli sa inyong lahat, mga Kapuso!
James Obeso, Rodfil Obeso and Bela Padilla
Kapuso employees pose for a photo while awaiting the “good news.”
GMA Network seals strong Q3 financial performance Reports P10.612 billion consolidated gross revenues for first 9 months
(L-R) GMA Top Executives: Executive Vice President and CFO Felipe S. Yalong, President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit Jr., Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon and GMA Marketing and Productions President Lizelle G. Maralag
GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) reported strong financial results for the third quarter owing to increased advertising sales across its major revenue platforms. Consolidated gross revenues for the third quarter of 2012 reached P3.822 billion, reflecting a double-digit growth of 13 percent from the P3.384 billion recorded in 2011. Net income rose 9 percent to P573 million from P525 million in the previous year. The increase in Q3 earnings was driven mainly by the substantial growth in airtime revenues, which exceeded last year’s figure by 14 percent, or P443 million, to P3.537 billion. This brings the Company’s total gross revenues for the first nine months of 2012 to P10.612 billion, an increase of 5 percent or equivalent to at least half a billion year on year.
In the first 9 months of 2012, GMA’s airtime revenues grew 5 percent to P9.739 billion versus last year’s P9.253 billion. Parent company Channel 7 posted a 5 percent increase in airtime sales while leading local news channel GMA News TV grew its advertising revenues by 24 percent. Regional TV, on account of its aggressive expansion efforts, also improved its revenues from national and local sales by 24 percent. Radio, on the other hand, hiked up its earnings by 4%, surpassing last year’s solid performance. Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon said that the management is pleased with the Company’s third quarter financial performance and forecasted sustained revenue growth as political ads were expected to come in during the last quarter.
“Given the third quarter figures, we are optimistic that the fourth quarter will bring even better financial results as we expect political ads to further boost our earnings for the year,” Gozon said. Meanwhile, revenues from other sources for the nine-month period factored in an additional P873 million, 2 percent or P17 million higher than last year. GMA New Media, Inc.’s recently formed techno-creative unit Digify, Inc. generated more than half of the net increase in this revenue category. The subscriber base of GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV, remained on the uptrend at 320,000 (or an estimated 2.1 million viewers), 12 percent higher year on year. GLTV, on the other hand, registered 121,000 (or an estimated 1.1 million viewers) subscribers, up 1 percent from last year. During the third quarter, GMA News
TV International was launched in du Mobile (UAE), Maxxi (Malaysia mobile), and Digi (Malaysia mobile).
appreciation bonus for confidential employees contributed to this year’s rise in total operating costs.
Subscription and advertising revenues of GMA International, however, slightly dipped by 2 percent to P705 million from the previous year’s P719 million due to the appreciation of the Peso against the Dollar.
Nonetheless, given the spike in the topline, the Company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) for the said period stood strongly at P3.040 billion, reaching a double-digit increase of 12 percent or P323 million year on year. Net income after tax settled at P1.587 billion, P7 million higher than last year.
Meanwhile, GMA Worldwide, Inc., the Network’s content acquisition and distribution subsidiary, generated USD 318,300 in the third quarter as it sold over 50 locally produced programs and movies to the US, Kenya, Tanzania, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Brunei, and Myanmar. GMA managed to keep its total operating expenses over the ninemonth period to a low single-digit growth of only 4 percent or P258 million compared to the same period last year. This is despite the increase in depreciation expense attuned with the roll-out of the state-of-the-art Media Asset Management System (MAMS) late last year as well as the launch of two multi-million peso originating stations in Ilocos and Naga middle of this year. Amortization of program rights likewise soared as a factor of programming mix. Aside from these, increased manpower headcount and payout of the one-time signing bonus for rank and file employees and
GMA keeps nationwide ratings lead GMA Network maintained its overall advantage in NUTAM ratings in Q3 2012 with an average total day household audience share of 33.8 percent, ahead of ABS-CBN’s 32.6 percent average by 1.2 points, and TV5’s 15.1 percent by 18.7 points, according to Nielsen TV Audience Measurement data. GMA remained unrivaled and led across all dayparts in the viewer-rich areas of Mega Manila and Urban Luzon, which account for 59.5 and 77 percent, respectively, of total urban television households in the entire country. In Mega Manila, GMA garnered 38.7 percent in total day household audience shares, 12.2 points higher than ABS-CBN’s 26.5 percent and 23.5 points ahead of TV5’s 15.2 percent.
Similarly, GMA continued to lead in Urban Luzon with an average of 37.7 percent up by 9.4 points from ABSCBN’s 28.3 percent and by 23.2 points from TV5’s 14.5 percent. GMA kept its lead in nationwide ratings in October (October 28 to 31 based on overnight data) with an average total day household audience share of 33.3 percent, higher by 0.2-point over ABS-CBN’s 33.1 and by 17.4 points over TV5’s 15.9 percent. GMA likewise ruled in Mega Manila in the said month with 38.4 percent, 11.5 points ahead of ABS-CBN’s 26.9 points and 22.3 points ahead of TV5’s 16.1 percent. In Urban Luzon, GMA scored 37.4 percent, up 8.6 points from ABSCBN’s 28.8 points and up 22.0 points from TV5’s 15.4 percent.
GMA subscribes to Nielsen TV Audience Measurement along with 22 other paying subscribers including TV5, Faulkner Media, CBN Asia, 15 advertising agencies and 4 regional clients. In Mega Manila, Nielsen has a sample size of 1,190 homes versus Kantar Media’s 770 homes. Nationwide, Nielsen has a sample size of 2,000 homes compared to the lower sample size of 1,370 utilized by Kantar Media.
Jose Guinto (Bloomberg) at the briefing.
GMA personalities top nationwide survey GMA Network’s News and Public Affairs (N&PA) and Entertainment TV (ETV) personalities are among today’s most popular and most trusted names in television, according to a study by widely recognized research agency, AGB Nielsen. The study, which aimed to establish viewers’ level of awareness and perception of TV personalities of major free-to-air (FTA) channels, had 2,000 male and female respondents aged 13 to 50 years old from the national urban and rural areas. On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 5 being the highest), the respondents were asked to rate N&PA and ETV personalities based on different attributes relating to their image and competencies. Based on the findings, GMA N&PA
personalities consistently garnered the highest scores across all attributes among respondents in national urban Philippines and in the viewer-rich areas of Urban Luzon and Mega Manila. Mike Enriquez and Mel Tiangco, GMA N&PA pillars and anchors of GMA primetime newscast 24 Oras, are the two most popular and top-of-mind Filipino anchors, each garnering a mean score of 4.7 points in the popularity category in national urban. Tiangco and another GMA N&PA pillar, Jessica Soho, had the highest mean scores in overall image of 4.6 and 4.5, respectively. In terms of hosting skills, Soho and Tiangco topped the list with identical scores of 4.7. Soho anchors GMA News TV’s banner news program State of the Nation and hosts GMA’s top-rating public affairs show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho
Tiangco, Enriquez and Soho also occupied the top spots in terms of credibility, competence in news reporting, and ability to capture the interest of viewers.
Gutierrez, Dingdong Dantes and Rivera across all urban markets.
Soho had the highest competence score of 4.7 followed by Tiangco (4.6) and Enriquez (4.6), along with other reporters and anchors from GMA including Vicky Morales, Arnold Clavio, Kara David, Susan Enriquez and Howie Severino.
A qualitative study conducted by Added Value Saffron Hill, a multinational research group that specializes in qualitative methods, ascertained that GMA’s quality programming and pool of reputable news and entertainment personalities are the main drivers of the Network’s ability to maintain its loyal viewers. This study made use of focus group discussions among habitual television viewers from key cities all over the country.
Among the infotainment hosts, Unang Hirit’s Drew Arellano, Love Añover and Suzie Entrata were the most “entertaining to watch” across national urban areas. Meanwhile, Marian Rivera lived up to her title of being GMA’s primetime queen as she emerged as the top-of-mind entertainment
personality among respondents in the national urban areas. Senator Bong Revilla Jr. was among the top personalities that respondents were most aware of, garnering an awareness rating of 97 percent. On the other hand, boxing hero Manny Pacquiao was among the top-rated talents in terms of popularity, with a 4.6 mean score. Revilla and veteran actress Gloria Romero also garnered high credibility scores with mean scores of 4.4 and 4.5, respectively. Among those who also garnered high scores in this category were seasoned actors Gina Alajar, Jean Garcia and Nova Villa. These veteran ETV artists also figured prominently in the acting and versatility metrics along with three of GMA’s biggest primetime stars, Richard
GMA Personalities and programs drive viewer loyalty
According to the Safron Hill study, the Network’s loyal viewers attributed their
continued patronage of the Kapuso Station to their strong affinity towards GMA’s shows and artists. Based on the findings, the Kapuso stars are more relatable than their counterparts from other stations, which make them more endearing in the eyes of viewers. The said research study affirmed that the credibility of GMA’s News and Public Affairs team is another factor that gave GMA a clear edge over its competitors. Indeed, GMA is home to television’s most engaging dramas, the most credible news figures, and most appealing entertainment personalities. This success is reflected in the Network’s countless achievements, and sustained nationwide ratings supremacy, making it truly worthy of being called number one.
Reporter’s Notebook celebrates 8th anniversary with election series Reporter’s Notebook celebrates its 8th anniversary with “Sektor,” an eight-part series. From October 2012 to May 2013, “Sektor” airs in-depth special reports once a month, investigate issues affecting the eight primary sectors with the highest poverty incidence as determined annually by the government: the fishermen, farmers, children, self-employed/unpaid family workers, women, youth, migrant and formal sector and senior citizens.
terms of addressing the concerns of the marginalized and initiate reforms that could address the festering social inequities in the status quo.
Apart from presenting each sector’s situation, the reports deliver assessments of past programs and current policies employed by the current administration. The reports also delve into the sufficiency of sectoral representation in the government in
The special series reaffirms Reporter’s Notebook’s continuing advocacy to deliver analyses and information on issues that matter in relation to the elections. In 2007, Reporter’s Notebook launched an election series which tackled various important
issues from vote buying, campaign expenses and contributions, election hotspots, election-related violence to political dynasties, celebrities in politics and nuisance candidates. In 2010, Reporter’s Notebook aired its Vice Presidentiables Series, snagging interviews of all those who ran for Vice President. Reporter’s Notebook airs every Tuesday after Saksi.
Jeric Gonzales and Thea Tolentino crowned Protégé Battle Champs Protégé: The Battle for the Big Artista Break crowned “Kilig Cutie” Jeric Gonzales and “Super Sweetheart” Thea Tolentino as this season’s male and female battle champs during the spectacular finale held on October 21 at GMA Network’s Studio 7. Jeric and Thea are protégés of multimedia icon Jolina Magdangal and seasoned actress and TV director Gina Alajar, respectively. The two protégés, who both hail from Laguna, received the highest number of votes from the judges and viewers, alike. Jeric and Thea came home with the incredible grand prize worth P12 million which includes P1 million each from SM Supermalls, a 2-bedroom unit from Suntrust Properties, Inc. and a 5-year management contract with GMA Artist
Center. They were also awarded with a 4-year scholarship grant from STI College together with the four other protégés Ruru Madrid, Elle Ramirez, Mikoy Morales and Zandra Summer. Jeric received the Texter’s Choice Award and P20,000 cash from GMA
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New Media, Inc. Winning mentors Gina and Jolina, on the other hand, each received P500,000 cash. For their first TV project in the Kapuso Network, Jeric and Thea will be part of GMA’s upcoming youth-oriented series, T.G.I.S.
Big stars lead new soap
Pahiram ng Sandali GMA Network’s new primetime drama, PAHIRAM NG SANDALI, showcases some of the biggest names and most awarded actors in Philippine TV.
Other cast members are Sandy Andolong, Roi Alvarez, Isabel Rivas, Neil Ryan Sese, Julio Diaz, Kristoffer Martin and Luz Valdez.
Leading the formidable cast is Dingdong Dantes who plays Alex Santiago, a man who falls in love with an older woman.
Lorna shares her thoughts on the series, “Magugustuhan niyo po ang Pahiram Ng Sandali kasi kapag nakilala ninyo ang characters namin sa series, makikita n’yo rin yung sarili n’yo. Maaalala n’yo yung sarili n’yong experiences, yung sarili ninyong feelings. Na lahat tayo ay tao lang. Lahat tayo ay nagsisimula sa tamang rason at motivation. Pero nagugulat na lang tayo na natatagpuan natin ang sarili natin sa maling sitwasyon dahil sa desisyon ng ibang mga tao at dahil sa mga pangyayari na hindi natin inaakalang makaka-apekto sa pagkatao natin.”
Lorna Tolentino portrays Janice Alvaro, a media executive who gets flattered by a younger man’s sincere interest and affection. Seasoned actor Christopher de Leon is Phillip, Janice’s husband who shows lack of interest in her. Mark Gil plays Larry Gomez, Alex’s domineering father. Pahiram ng Sandali also stars fast-rising Kapuso actress Max Collins as Cindy, an independent and adventurous woman who falls for Alex, and Alessandra de Rossi as Baby, Philip’s lover.
Dingdong expounds, “Words will never be enough to articulate the beauty of Pahiram Ng Sandali as an artwork. I am proud to say na sa palabas namin ay walang bida at kontrabida. Dahil ang mas mapapansin ng viewers ay kung paano pinagsanib ang galing ng bawat isa sa amin, sa harap o likod man ng camera, dahil para sa bawat isa sa amin, ang project na ito ay isang hiram na sandali lang. Bihira ang ganito kaganda. Bihira ang ganitong pagkakataon.” Ms. Redgie AcuñaMagno, GMA’s AVP for Drama enthuses, “Bawat isa sa atin ay may hiram na sandali. Kaya magugustuhan ang Pahiram Ng Sandali ng ating mga Kapuso. Yung buhay natin. Yung makapiling natin ang mga mahal natin sa buhay. Yung trabaho natin. Makapagaral. Lahat iyan ay mga hiram na sandali.”
Dingdong Dantes and Max Collins Alessandra de Rossi
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Dingdong Dantes and Lorna Tolentino
“Pero ang tanong, matatagpuan ba ang pag-ibig na karapat-dapat ipaglaban sa isang hiram na sandali?”, asks Director Maryo J. Delos Reyes, who says that his question will be explored by the series. Ms. Lilybeth Gomez-Rasonable, OIC of GMA’s Entertainment Group shares, “Viewers will find Pahiram Ng Sandali exciting because it mirrors our lives, how we are, what we are and how falling in love makes us different from who we thought we were. Even more engaging is to discover how someone we love can alter our destinies.” On the other hand, coming from the phenomenal success of her latest production One True Love, Ms. Redgynn Alba, Program Manager of Pahiram Ng Sandali, is confident that GMA’s latest offering will also exceed expectations, “Considering the exceptional talent of our cast and the team behind Pahiram Ng Sandali, we can promise that viewers will witness the finest on Philippine television,” Alba says.
Magpakailanman returns to Philippine TV GMA Network brings back the award-winning drama anthology, Magpakailanman, to inspire viewers once more. Airing every Saturday after Extra Challenge on GMA 7, Magpakailanman introduces new elements and goes beyond storytelling. Host Mel Tiangco takes on a more participative role in making each story not only inspiring and uplifting but informative and interesting, too. Magpakailanman is about the real story behind the story. According to Entertainment TV’s AVP for Drama Redgie Acuna-Magno, “There is really no better person to host the show except Mel Tiangco. She is already identified with the show and the show reflects her true persona.” “Mel is a multi-awarded journalist who delivers investigative and informative news and at the same time a woman with a soft spot and of substance that a lot of people can relate and look up to – a perfect combination for Magpakailanman’s new offering,” Magno adds. An original concept and creation of the GMA Entertainment TV Group, Magpakailanman ran from 2002 to 2007 and won the Best Drama Series award at the Catholic Mass Media Awards twice.
It also won the Anak TV Seal award in 2008 and 2009. Noni Buencamino won the 2005 Asian TV Best Actor award and Sunshine Dizon won the 2004 PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Actress award for their outstanding performances in episodes of the program.
GMA keeps the bar for elections coverage high with formidable partnerships Forging stronger ties with formidable names in the media, telecommunications, technology, research and the academe, business groups, public service and government organizations, GMA Network gears up
Education System, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, Catholic Media Network, Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting and Commission on Elections.
to mount the most comprehensive and most credible coverage of the 2013 elections.
Representing the academe are Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, UP College of Mass Communication, UP School of Economics and University of Sto. Tomas. Also included are YouthVote, RockEd, Punongbayan and Araullo, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands, Philippine Bar Association and Philippine Red Cross.
Eleksyon 2013, GMA Network’s special coverage of the 2013 elections brings together the best and most distinguished organizations in an unparalleled partnership to keep people up to date with developments in the hope of a clean, honest and efficient electoral exercise. Joining GMA are its long-time partners: the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and Smart Communications, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inquirer.Net, AMA
With the above roster of partners, GMA’s Eleksyon 2013 coverage becomes an even more anticipated television event for Filipino viewers here and abroad.
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Atty. Felipe L. Gozon’s remarks at the Eleksyon 2013 MOA signing
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unfold thousands of miles away… in living color, in real time. It was like a preview of things to come for the Philippines. Not only is it because American politics is as vibrant as ours, but also because technology has practically put America and the world right in the middle of our living rooms. It has indeed become necessary that the delivery of news be essentially in real time as information now flows fast and free in a world without borders. Therefore, our key responsibility in delivering news and information about the Philippine elections and how they affect the Filipino people here and abroad, should, at best, be a shared goal among like-minded individuals and groups. That is why we are very proud of the many prestigious names in our Eleksyon 2013 partnership who are here today. This is proof that we are keeping the bar for media coverage of elections high not only among us partners, nor our respective clients, but moreso for each and every Filipino whose right to vote is enshrined in the Philippine constitution. I believe that I speak for all of us when I say that in this partnership we are not only driven by a singular passion for excellence in our respective fields of endeavor; we are also in it for public service and the motivation to do what is right for our country and our people.
Following are Atty Gozon’s remarks during the Eleksyon 2013 MOA signing held on November 8, 2012 at GMA’s Studio 7: Our distinguished partners, our colleagues in media and in GMA, friends, ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Last night, the American people again voted into office their incumbent president to continue leading them in the next four years. Because of digital technology, we witnessed history
Like a pilot whose task is to keep an aircraft flying after take off, let us help keep the spirit of our democracy and freedom alive through innovative, game-changing and empowering ideas, concepts and programs that are true to our ideals… walang kinikilingan, walang pinoprotektahan, walang kasinungalingan, serbisyong totoo lang. Ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure and honor to present the movers and shakers for Eleksyon 2013!
Moms Gladys and Jaya discover their mission in Nay 1-1 Being a mom is tough and to help mothers survive their daily activities, GMA Network offers Nay 1-1, a 30-minute daily weekday morning show (after Unang Hirit) that teaches mothers how to solve problems while having fun at home.
Top comedians unite in new GMA gameshow Eugene Domingo, Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola, three of the country’s biggest names in comedy, unite in GMA’s new game show, Celebrity Bluff, airing after 24 Oras Weekend on GMA. Celebrity Bluff is not just an ordinary game show. As Eugene Domingo puts it, “Masaya nang laruin, masarap pang panoorin. Kaya naman hindi dapat palampasin ang bawat episode na ihahain namin.” Three contestants attempt to outsmart one another by answering questions and performing challenges to advance to the jackpot round where the winning contestant could take home a big amount of cash and other cool prizes. For round 1 (Unahan), three contestants must answer the questions correctly to earn cash points while celebrity bluffers Jose and Wally, also known as GangNam, either help, confuse or trick the players. The two contestants with the highest
Celebrity and accomplished moms Gladys Reyes and Jaya are given the important mission of helping keep wives and mothers from losing their sanity by giving tips, advice and more. Gladys is happy with her first show with the Kapuso Network. “I’m so glad to finally be working with the Kapuso Network and sharing my
amount of cash points move to the next round (Salpukan). In Salpukan, the remaining players perform physical challenges and try to outplay each other to earn cash points. The contestant with the highest points at the end of round 2 advances to Sagaran. In this round, the contestant must answer a question from the bluffers. There are 6 choices, 4 of which are correct answers. Each correct answer is worth P25,000 and if the contestant gets 4 answers correctly, he or she brings home One Hundred Thousand pesos (P100,000) and has the chance to move to the All the Way or No Way bonus question where the player could win a whopping half a million pesos. Find out who will go All the Way and correctly answer the half a million peso question!
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knowledge and tips bilang isang nanay sa mga manonood.” Jaya, meanwhile, shows her other side on Nay 1 – 1. “Every Sunday, napapanood ako ng mga viewers sa Party Pilipinas singing. But with Nay 1 -1, they’ll be able to see how I am as a mom. Through our show, Gladys and I will be the partners of every mom as they face the challenges that each day brings.”
as her own child despite her strange appearance (Mariposa’s skin is similar to a hairy caterpillar’s). Despite people making fun of her, Mariposa remains cheerful and optimistic. Her life changes when she transforms into a beautiful Paroa.
Barbie and Derrick star in Paroa, Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa In the tradition of telefantasyas such as Mulawin, Encantadia, Alice Bungisngis and My Daddy Dearest, GMA presents Paroa, Ang Kuwento ni Mariposa, another series that enchants and charms the hearts of viewers of all ages.
On the other hand, Iñigo (Derrick), Mariposa’s high school classmate, hates the Paroas because his mother Rosanna (Alicia) told him that his father died because of them. The misbehaving Iñigo has been kicked out of several schools. Iñigo and Mariposa become friends but peer pressure causes Iñigo to mock and make fun of Mariposa.
Paroa replaced Moon Embracing The Sun and airs before 24 Oras. Starring in this series are Barbie Forteza and Derrick Monasterio. After the success of their tandem in the primetime drama Luna Blanca, they are back together onscreen as Mariposa and Iñigo. Paroa also stars Joyce Ching (as Becca), Miguel Tanfelix (as Joko), Bianca Umali (as Leah), Rita de Guzman (as Lizzy), Ren Escano (as Betty), Agot Isidro (as Amalia), Alicia Mayer (as Rosanna), Maritoni Fernandez (as Belen), Tanya Garcia (as Aurora), Gino Dela Pena (as Roman) and Marc Acueza (as Desmond).
Barbie Forteza and Derrick Monasterio The series tells the story of Mariposa (Barbie) from the kingdom of the butterfly people known as Paroa. Mariposa grows up in the human world after their kingdom was destroyed. Her mother and Paroa queen Aurora (Tanya) saves her. Mariposa lives with Amalia (Agot) who treats her
When Mariposa transforms into a Paroa, Iñigo develops feelings for her not knowing that she is the same girl he mocked. What will happen when Iñigo finds out that Mariposa, the girl he likes, is a Paroa? Mariposa faces the biggest decision of choosing between Aurora, her real mother and Amalia, the person who raised and treated her as her own child. Paroa is directed by Mark Reyes.
Bela Padilla at the Women’s Crisis Center Despite her busy schedule, “Magdalena” star Bela Padilla recently visited the Women’s Crisis Center to show support to women who have been victims of abuse staying in the shelter. Bela shared inspiring messages to help them recover from their negative experiences.
GMA Network celebrates Yuletide magic
All things are possible if we believe in the magic of the Yuletide season. This is what GMA Network tells its viewers in its Christmas campaign, “Walang Imposible Sa Pasko ng Kapuso.” Through four heartwarming vignettes, the Kapuso Station takes viewers to a special place where dreams become a reality if one will only believe in the true meaning of the Season.
The first vignette “Bituin” highlights the magical feeling found in making a child’s wish come true as a little boy, determined to play the lead role in a Nativity play, receives a big surprise from his parents. The joy of spending Christmas with the entire family is given focus in the second vignette, “Handa,” where a couple living abroad reminisces about spending Christmas in the Philippines.
Meanwhile, another vignette, “Karoling” tells how Christmas can open doors of unexpected opportunities. Here, a teenage boy, who finds it difficult to approach his long-time crush, gets a necessary push from his friends, making way for an unexpected encounter between the two. Finally, in “Puting Pasko,” a woman who dreams of a white Christmas in the Philippines gets her wish as her husband goes the extra mile in the spirit of love. With this campaign, GMA wishes to bring forth the far greater joy that giving brings especially during the Holiday season. For behind the scene photos and videos of Walang Imposible Sa Pasko ng Kapuso, visit the GMA web portal at www.gmanetwork.com.
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GMA Kapuso Foundation spreads holiday cheer through Give-A-Gift In the spirit of the holidays, GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) presents customized Christmas packages to underprivileged children through its Give A Gift: Alay Sa Batang Pinoy project. GMAKF brings joy to some 30,000 children from 17 provinces across the country through the distribution of Noche Buena packages, toys and other special gifts. Provinces that are still in recovery from the Habagat onslaught last August such as Bataan, Laguna, Pangasinan, and La Union will also benefit from this project. Recipients of the Noche Buena packages are children of farmers and fisher folks, children in armed conflict areas, children in indigenous communities, children with special needs, and children of incarcerated mothers. “Nothing compares to seeing these children smile as they receive their Give-A-Gift packages this Christmas,” says GMAKF Executive Vice President and COO Mel Tiangco.
“We are very grateful to our partners, donors and volunteers, who make it possible for us to provide help and assistance in more ways than one,” Tiangco adds. Aside from giving away toys and Noche Buena packages, GMAKF also identifies the specific needs of the beneficiaries and provides them with complete and sustainable solutions to address these. Under GMAKF’s Give-A-Gift: Feed a Child, the Foundation implements a 120-day supplementary feeding program for malnourished children. This year, GMAKF has chosen to serve Urbiztondo, Pangasinan, a 3rd class municipality which ranks 5th among the 44 municipalities with the highest prevalence of poverty and malnutrition. GMAKF also continues to provide free chemotherapy treatment to cancerstricken children through Give-A-Gift: Cancer Kids, a joint project with the Go Tong Foundation and Ever Gotesco Malls. GMAKF recently announced the new batch of beneficiaries, who will soon be on the road to recovery, thru the referrals of various government hospitals. Through Give-A-Gift: Surgical, children with hernia in Metro Manila and nearby GMA KAPUSO MAGAZINE |NOVEMBER 2012 ISSUE
provinces will likewise be given free hernia operation in partnership with the Philippine Children’s Medical Center. In hopes of helping move lives, GMAKF extends this project to children from the Visayas region with the help of the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) and the Pinoy Doctors, Inc.
Send in your donations for Give-A-Gift: Alay Sa Batang Pinoy To make a donation, please deposit under the account name GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.: For Metrobank, the account numbers are 3-098-51034-7 (Peso Savings) and 2-098-00244-2 with code MBTC PH MM (Dollar Savings). For UCPB, the account numbers are 115-184777-2 and 160-111277-7 (Peso Savings), and 01-115-301177-9 and 01-160-300427-6 with swift code UCPB PH MM (Dollar Savings). Donations are also accepted through GMAKF’s website (www.gmanetwork. com/ and in all branches of Cebuana Lhuillier nationwide.