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What’s Inside GMA Kapuso Magazine October 2012 Issue Lorna Tolentino signs exclusive contract with GMA Network

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Parties announce termination of talks for acquisition of GMA Network Fictitious Twitter accounts of Atty. Gozon

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I-Witness brings home 2012 UNICEF Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award

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GMA Network named Outstanding TV Station by VACC

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GMA receives ECOSWITCH awards

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GMA Network maintains nationwide ratings edge State of the Nation with Jessica Soho

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Tougher, Smarter, More Curious…

Fresh new mornings with GMA News TV’s Kape at Balita Regine shows cooking skills in SARAP DIVA

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Kapuso programs: In demand in today’s global television market

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GMA Post Production holds arts festival

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.

Bela Padilla plays first lead role in “MAGDALENA”

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CORPORATE NEWS

Lorna Tolentino signs exclusive contract with GMA Network

(L-R) Lolit Solis, GMA President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., Lorna Tolentino, GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon and GMA Entertainment TV’s OIC Lilybeth G. Rasonable

Multi-awarded actress Lorna Tolentino was welcomed once again by GMA Network officers as she inked an exclusive two-year contract with the Kapuso Network. Lorna was joined in the contract signing at the GMA Network Center by her manager Lolit Solis, GMA President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon and GMA Entertainment TV’s OIC Lilybeth G. Rasonable. After four years, Lorna feels very blessed to be back in GMA-7. ”I am happy kasi GMA is my home na rin, home naman nating lahat ito.” During the contract signing, Gozon expressed his happiness on Lorna’s return as a Kapuso. “Isa siya sa pinakamagagaling na artistang kilala natin. Very welcome siya sa GMA,” Gozon said. Duavit, on the other hand, said Lorna is extremely talented and very professional. “Tayo ay

natutuwa na maski nawala siya sa atin for a while ay bumalik na siya. We are very excited and very happy na mayroon ng nakahanay ng programa para sa kanya.” Rasonable said that despite the decision of top management to shelve the primetime series “Haram,” a new and even better project is already in the works for Lorna and the rest of the cast. “Yung ipapalit na project is with the same cast and even better. Heavy drama ito. We cannot see anybody playing the role except Lorna. She is a big boost to GMA’s stable of stars,” Rasonable said.

Parties announce termination of talks for acquisition of GMA Network MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. (Mediaquest) and the major shareholders of GMA Network, Inc. (GMA) have terminated discussions with respect to a possible acquisition of a controlling interest in GMA by Mediaquest and its affiliate within the PLDT Group. The parties were unable to arrive at mutually acceptable terms despite the continual discussions and efforts exerted in good faith. MediaQuest is owned by PLDT’s retirement fund.

“The issues that the parties were not able to resolve had nothing to do with the price. If there is a serious offer in the future, then we are willing to consider.” GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon

Lorna wishes to work with Kapuso stars Dingdong Dantes, Marian Rivera, Richard Gutierrez, Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez and Mark Anthony Fernandez.

Fictitious Twitter accounts of Atty. Gozon To our Kapuso netizens, please note that GMA Network Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon does not have a Twitter account. Please disregard Twitter accounts using his name and photos.

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I-Witness brings home 2012 UNICEF Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award

Following is an excerpt from the letter sent by the Office of the Governor of Pampanga to GMA News and Public Affairs:

(L-R) I-Witness Executive Producer Stephen Patricio, Writer and Host Kara David, Director Sunshine Matutina and Cameraman Disney Carreon

October 3, 2012 “The information and advisories you disseminated to the public at the height of the monsoon rains and consequent flooding in the province last month were certainly very helpful. The important role you played in bringing reliable and accurate information to our homes to prevent fear and panic was something that we, in the provincial government, sincerely appreciate. Thank you very much.”

After taking home the Outstanding Televised Feature Story on Youth and Education Award in the 9th Lasallian Scholarum Awards, Kara David’s “Alkansya” from the GMA News and Public Affairs’ flagship documentary program, I-Witness, now brings home yet another citation—this time, the esteemed 2012 United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award. Receiving the award during the ceremony in Seoul, Korea on October 16 was I-Witness host and “Alkansya” documentarist, Kara David. “It is a great honor for us to win the UNICEF Child Rights Awards. Children’s rights have always been our advocacy here in I-Witness and to be recognized by the foremost institution focused on the promotion of children’s rights, an international institution like UNICEF is a big honor. Somehow, it gives us an affirmation that we’re on the right track,” David said. “And I’m happy to say that after the airing of ‘Alkansiya,’ the boy Anthony is now back in school. He is now a scholar and is a child laborer no more.” In 2001 and 2008 respectively, GMA News and Public Affairs also brought

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home the prestigious Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award with its “Angels in Prison” (2001) and another I-Witness documentary, “Child Beasts of Burden (2008). The UNICEF Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award was created by Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA), Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) and UNICEF in 2001. It aims to recognize the efforts of broadcasters in pursuing both the production of good quality children’s programming and better coverage of children’s issues. It is given annually to the best television program produced in the Asia-Pacific region focusing on children’s rights.


AWARDS

GMA Network named

Outstanding TV Station by VACC

GMA Network was named Outstanding TV Station by the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) during the latter’s 14th Founding Anniversary celebration on September 22 at Camp Crame.

(L-R) Pia Arcangel, GMA Network AVP for Corporate Affairs Ma. Teresa L. Pacis, Carlo Mateo, Raffy Tima, GMA News’ Senior Program Manager Antonio T. Magsumbol, Balitanghali Executive Producer Christine Faustino and Jiggy Manicad

Other major award winners for GMA Network include DZBB (Outstanding Radio Station), Mike Enriquez (Outstanding Radio Host), Carlo Mateo (Outstanding Radio Reporter), GMA News TV’s Balitanghali (Outstanding TV News Program), Raffy Tima and Pia Arcangel (Outstanding TV News Reporters), and GMA News TV’s Quick Response Team anchor Jiggy Manicad (Outstanding TV Reporter). GMA News’ Marisol Abduhraman received the TV Reporter Special Award.

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GMA is awarded with Ecoswitch award for Impact and Dissemination and Ecoswitch Performance award.

GMA Network recently received the ECOSWITCH Award For Impact and Dissemination and the ECOSWITCH Performance Award from Green Philippines Islands of Sustainability (GPIOS). The Network was cited for its “valuable contribution in the dissemination of the project to promote values for

responsible stewardship and environmental care to a wider audience.” GMA was also recognized for its “successful performance in implementing measures to lessen environmental impacts in operations, reduce business cost, and provide better workplace for employees through the ECOCLUB Program 20112012.” The GPIOS is an initiative funded by the European Union’s SWITCH Asia Program to contribute to an improved environmental and sustainable industrial development of Metro Manila and CALABARZON. It aims to enable participating companies to generate economic profit by simultaneously increasing resource efficiency and minimizing the environmental impact. The ECOSWITCH is a regional partnership, consultation and training program attempting to switch the micro climate through sustainable production for the industries in Metro Manila and CALABARZON. GMA Network joined the GPIOS in 2010.

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RATINGS UPDATE

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Edge Remains unrivaled in the afternoon block across all areas

GMA Network prevailed over rival stations in nationwide TV ratings in September, according to the industry’s more trusted ratings provider, Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. Based on full September data (September 23 to 30 based on overnight data), GMA posted an average total day (6 AM to 12 MN) audience share of 34.1 percent in National Urban Philippines (NUTAM), leading ABS-CBN’s 32.9 percent by 1.2 points, and TV5’s 15.7 percent by 18.4 points. More television viewers also tuned in to GMA across all dayparts (morning, afternoon and evening inclusive of primetime) in the important areas of Urban Luzon and Mega Manila, where the bulk of urban television households are found.

Among the top-rating GMA programs in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila are GMA’s banner newscast 24 Oras, the recently concluded GMA drama Makapiling Kang Muli, GMA Telebabad’s One True Love and Luna Blanca, the country’s longest running noontime show Eat Bulaga and consistent weekend top-rater Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS). KMJS was also the number one program in Mega Manila. Newly-launched GMA shows Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento, the sequel to the top-rating reality sitcom starring Michael V. of the same title, and Aso ni San Roque, the latest addition to the Network’s primetime block headlined by Kapuso child star Mona Louise Rey, also made it to the top 30 highest rating programs lists in NUTAM, Urban Luzon and Mega Manila.

In Urban Luzon, which accounts for 77 percent of the total urban TV households nationwide, GMA reigned supreme with a 38.2 percent total day audience share, 9.7 points higher than ABS-CBN’s 28.5 percent, and 23.2 points higher than TV5’s 15 percent. GMA likewise ruled in Mega Manila, which represents 59.5 percent of urban TV households in the country, generating a 39.2 percent total day audience share versus ABS-CBN’s 26.6 percent. TV5 had only 15.8 percent. Leading across all areas, GMA continues to reinforce its strong showing in the afternoon block (12NN to 6PM), scoring double-digit margins over other networks. GMA registered an afternoon audience share of 38.7 percent in NUTAM, considerably ahead of ABS-CBN’s 25.1 percent and TV5’s 16.3 percent. In Urban Luzon, GMA’s afternoon block scored an average of 43.3 percent, zooming ahead of ABS-CBN’s 20.6 percent and TV5’s 15.2 percent. Likewise, in Mega Manila, GMA registered a commanding 44.1 percent afternoon audience share, leaving ABS-CBN behind with only 19.0 percent, and TV5 which managed only 16.0 percent. GMA dominated the top programs lists in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila with 18 and 20 Kapuso programs making it in each list, respectively.

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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. Nielsen 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.

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STATE OF THE NATION WITH JESSICA SOHO Tougher, Smarter, More Curious … More and more viewers are turning to State of the Nation with Jessica Soho on GMA News TV as their nightly news authority.    By providing depth and context to the headlines, State of the Nation earned a Certificate for Creative Excellence at the 2012 US International Film and Video Festival (USIFVF).  Its anchor, Jessica Soho, was chosen as Reader’s Digest’s Most Trusted News Presenter for 2011 and 2012 and Comguild’s Most Outstanding News Presenter for this year.

  State of the Nation has made a mark for getting first and exclusive interviews, breaking the silence of figures such as DILG Undersecretary Ronaldo Puno the day he resigned.  It has seen no less than the President of the Philippines, Noynoy Aquino, answer tough questions a day after his State of the Nation address in 2011.   The latest in its roster of exclusive interviews is Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding Chairman Nur Misuari the day the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement was signed.  Soho’s interviews promise only one thing: at the end of the day, viewers are sure to gain added knowledge and a wider perspective.

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(L-R) Michael Fajatin, Mariz Umali, Susan Enriquez and Joel Reyes Zobel.

Fresh new mornings with GMA News TV’s Kape at Balita This October, wake up to fresh mornings with GMA News TV’s “Kape at Balita.”

Best paired with the freshly-brewed coffee one takes in the morning, “Kape at Balita” is a daily news and talk program that tackles news and current issues for one and a half hours starting October 22 on the country’s leading news channel, GMA News TV Channel 11. The newest team up of broadcast pros - multi-awarded broadcast journalist Susan Enriquez, veteran radio commentator Joel Reyes Zobel, senior reporter Michael Fajatin and seasoned news anchor Mariz Umali – is set to deliver news in a unique style and the viewers are definitely in for a quick jumpstart to their day.

  Tagged by viewers as the intense Q&A portion of the show, State of the Nation with Jessica Soho’s remote reports differ from others for the anchor’s signature banter with reporters on site.  The public can trust Soho to ask the right questions and reporters to be ready with wellresearched answers.    The newscast also blazes the trail for insightful enterprise stories in its GMA News Investigates and Assignment Pilipinas segments.    State of the Nation with Jessica Soho is tougher, smarter, and more curious -- all in the name of GMA News and Public Affairs’ Serbisyong Totoo.  Don’t miss it week nights at 9 PM on GMA News TV Channel 11. Susan and Joel will deliver the latest news and most pressing issues, giving viewers the pros and cons of issues at hand. Meanwhile, Susan and Mariz will keep women informed as their segment features female-related topics ranging from health, diet, lifestyle, and even gadgets and trends. Michael, on the other hand, will go around the metro to know what people think about certain issues. “Kape at Balita” will set the pace for the banner news of the day from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., Mondays to Fridays.

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Viewers are set to be blown away with the exciting premiere of Extra Challenge on October 27. Every weekend, EXTRA CHALLENGE promises a pulseracing, heart-stopping and adrenaline-pumping series as challengers are confronted with three tasks. In each task, they must place a wager from the initial capital of P100,000 given them. The challenger who completes the task fast enough earns EXTRA money. Those who fail to complete the challenge lose their wager. The game gets even better with the third and last challenge. All challengers, regardless of their performance in the first two tasks, still have the chance to take home the pot money if they succeed in conquering the third task. Creepy crawlies, slimy creatures, towering heights, haunting expeditions and extreme physical activities make up the challenges. Every round will test the contestants’ limits. To give EXTRA CHALLENGE an extra edge, Richard Gutierrez, the face of reality and adventure shows, and primetime queen Marian Rivera reunite after the success of their team up in GMA Films’ My Best Friend’s Girlfriend. Viewers have witnessed their on-screen chemistry, the same appeal displayed in their recent project together, Pinoy Adventures, which was also hosted by Richard.

Richard Gutierrez and Marian Rivera

“First hosting project ko ang EXTRA CHALLENGE at talaga namang excited ako. Kinakabahan ako siyempre ngayon ko lang ‘to gagawin pero game ako sa kahit anong challenge. Magiging extra masaya ito, promise,” shares Marian. Richard has loosened up a bit compared to his other hosting gigs. “Coming from Survivor where I was a very strict host, this time the viewers will see me get more relaxed especially with the challengers. But it doesn’t mean the challenges will be less intense. In fact, this time, they’re bigger and definitely better,” Richard says. Richard and Marian will be joined by public affairs TV personality and stand up comedian Boobay. With Boobay’s natural comic self, each episode promises to be more fun and outrageous. EXTRA CHALLENGE will dare viewers, scare them, make them cry and make them laugh. A roller coaster of emotions with grander sets, level-up adventures, shocking twists, intensified intrigues and dramas is set to unfold.

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Kapuso programs: In demand in today’s global television market GMA continues to showcase its high caliber entertainment programs among international audiences through the aggressive marketing efforts of its content acquisition and distribution arm, GMA Worldwide, Inc. (GWI). Over the last ten months, GWI has participated in various TV markets and expositions all over the globe alongside other major players in the international entertainment industry. In March this year, in addition to Amaya and The Road, GWI also brought the Network’s originally produced drama series Legacy and My Beloved, as well as its top-rating afternoon dramas Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Langit (Losing Heaven) and Hiram na Puso (A Change of Heart) to the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market 2012 (HK Filmart) in March. The HK Filmart is considered as one of the best locations to promote cross-media and cross-businesses partnerships among entertainment producers in Asia. In August, GWI promoted the Kapuso brand at the Beijing International Radio and Television Expo 2012, dubbed “The must-attend industry exhibition in Asia.” Featured in the expo were GMA programs Langit Sa Piling Mo (Heaven

VP for GMA Worldwide Roxanne Barcelona

With You), the local adaptations of the well-loved Koreanovelas Stairway to Heaven, Endless Love and Full House, and the original teledramas, My Lover, My Wife and Ngayon at Kailanman (Now and Forever). Meanwhile, in keeping with the increasing demand for a complete inflight experience, GWI also distributes movie titles and TV shows through video-on-demand. In the Airline Passenger Experience Expo held in September 2012 in Long Beach, California, GWI brought GMA Films’ Of All The Things, Just One Summer, My House Husband, My Kontrabida Girl and The Road. It also showcased a number of GMA News and Public Affairs and GMA News TV Specials including Travel: It’s More Fun in the Philippines, KMJS Summer Special 2012 and Pinoy Adventures.

Johannesburg, South Africa. GMA will also be at the Asia TV Forum 2012 in Singapore in December via GWI. “The demand for GMA-produced television content has never been as high as it is today,” said GWI Vice President Roxanne J. Barcelona. “In the first nine months of 2012, we were able to sell over 50 television programs and movie titles to the USA, Hawaii, Kenya, Tanzania, Brunei, Cambodia, Brunei, Myanmar, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. We look forward to bringing more of our world-class, home-grown titles to our existing clients, and to opening new overseas territories so more international viewers will have access to GMA7’s content,” Barcelona added.

This October, GWI is participating in MIPCOM in Cannes, France, the Tokyo International Film Festival 2012, and the DISCOP Africa 2012 exhibition in

GMA Post Production holds arts festival

Post Production’s art exhibit

Post prod band

In celebration of its 10th year, GMA Post Production held an arts festival from September 24 to 26 dubbed, “Renewing the Joy of Excellence.” The festival featured an art exhibit at GMA’s mezzanine floor, a tiangge and photo booth at the gazebo, live band and more.

Various items for sale at the Gazebo Tiange

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Post Production Audio Section Manager Joseph Olfindo thanks those MAGAZINE who supported the event.2012 GMA KAPUSO |OCTOBER

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Coffee Prince was one of GMA’s highest-rating Koreanovelas in 2008. The Korean series captivated the hearts of Filipino viewers with its engaging storyline, witty dialogues and endearing characters.    Joining Aljur and Kris in the series are Max Collins (as Arlene), Benjamin Alves (as Errol), Boy2 Quizon (as Ervin), Steven Silva (as Bamboo), Fabio Ide (as Leo), Sef Cadayona (as Baldo) and Kim Komatsu (as Mylene).     Also part of the cast are Tessie Tomas (as Beth), Leo Martinez (as Ernie), Ces Quesada (as Lorna), Ronnie Henares (as Oliver) and Ms. Celia Rodriguez (as Mamita).   Coffee Prince tells the story of Andy (Kris), a hardworking young woman who supports her mother and sister after her father dies. She pretends to be a guy to land a job at the coffee shop owned by Arthur (Aljur).

  Arthur is a wealthy, happy-go-lucky bachelor whose family owns the biggest coffee factory in the country. His grandmother constantly pressures him to settle down but Arthur is not yet ready to tie the knot.   To avoid the dates arranged by his grandmother, Arthur hires Andy to pretend to be his gay lover. Arthur doesn’t know that Andy is a woman. Desperate to payoff her family’s debt, Andy is left with no choice but to agree with Arthur’s plan and to continue with her disguise.   Things get complicated when Andy starts to fall in love with Arthur. Arthur, on the other hand, starts to question his sexuality as he is unable to control his feelings for Andy.   How will Arthur deal with his romantic feelings for Andy? If Arthur finds out about Andy’s real identity, will the truth sabotage their romance and relationship? Will the love story of Arthur and Andy have a happy ending despite the complications and interventions of Errol and Arlene?   Coffee Prince is under the helm of acclaimed actor and TV director Ricky Davao with Des Garbes-Severino as Headwriter. Prince of Soul Jay-R gives a new interpretation to the program’s theme song, Because of You.  

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NEW PROGRAM

Regine shows cooking skills in

SARAP DIVA Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid shows off her culinary expertise as she whips up delightful dishes in GMA’s new cooking talk show, Sarap Diva. Sarap Diva is Regine’s newest nest, where she cherishes and shares her love for food, music and family. Through cooking, Regine bonds with her celebrity guests and viewers, engaging them in entertaining and interesting discussions about their lives, careers, families, etc.  Speaking of family, Regine’s son Nathaniel James a.k.a. Baby Nate and her dear pet dog, George, play special roles in the show, adding spice to the weekly episodes. Music is likewise part of the program with Regine singing and her brother-in-law and musical director Raul Mitra playing the piano. Sarap Diva is directed by Treb Monteras II and airs every Saturday at 10:45AM right before Eat Bulaga.

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Ryan Eigenmann as Baron

Pauleen Luna as Carol

Dion Ignacio as Abel

Pancho Magno as Jet

Bela Padilla plays first lead role in “MAGDALENA” Bela Padilla took another step towards stardom as she marked her first lead role via GMA’s new Afternoon Prime series, MAGDALENA, which premiered on October 8. Bela displays her versatility and acting prowess in this original series as she plays Lena, a simple girl who works hard to support her family. Men are often smitten over Lena’s pure heart and natural beauty. But Lena is in love with her childhood friend Abel. Lena’s mother Luding, however, is against her relationship with Abel. Luding wants Lena to marry Baron, a wealthy guy from Manila. Luding and her husband Dolpo think that Lena’s marriage to Baron will save them from their dire living condition.

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Bella Padilla as Lena Luding hatches a plan to destroy Lena and Abel’s romance. Lena dumps Abel having no choice but to obey her parents’ will. Baron takes Lena to Manila with a promise to marry her. Lena’s nightmares begin as Baron uses her for his illegal business, forcing Lena to become an escort girl. Lena’s world is shattered and her dream of a better life crumbles.  Despite her desire to escape Baron, Lena is not ready to face Abel and her family. Will Lena find courage to escape from Baron? What will Lena do if her secret is revealed? Who will win Lena’s heart in the end?

Three talented leading men are Bela’s love interests in the series: Ryan Eigenmann (as Baron, a rich businessman who will force Lena into his illegal business), Dion Ignacio (as Abel, Lena’s first and true love) and Pancho Magno (as Jet, an aspiring model who will help Lena to get back on her feet but will fall in love with her). Other cast members are Maria Isabel Lopez (as Huling), Sharmaine Arnaiz (as Chato), Irma Adlawan (as Luding), Alan Paule (as Dolpo), Deborah Sun (as Celya), Pauleen Luna (as Carol), Lexi Fernandez (as Fatima), Charizze Solomon (as Ms Roxy), Boddie Cruz (as Deo), Prince Stefan (as Ice), Vivo Ouano (as Obet), Alvin Aragon (as Raki), Mayton Eugenio (as Dessa), Via Antonio (as Siony), Chuckie Dreyfuss (as Kuya Ben), Tess Bomb (as Leandra) and Mercedes Cabral (as Kim). Gina Alajar directs the series with Agnes Gagelonia-Uligan as head writer. Magdalena is based on the Filipino comics, “Kukulayan Ko Ang Langit,” written by RJ Nuevas.  


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GMAKF Feeding Program in Urbiztondo, Pangasinan GMA G.I.V.E.S. volunteers went to Urbiztondo, Pangasinan to participate in GMA Kapuso Foundation’s Give-A-Gift: Feed-A-Child Project. The volunteers prepared food and helped feed more than 200 kids from 7 public schools in the area.

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”I volunteer because I want to share myself to others. Volunteering is my way, too, of giving thanks to God for all His blessings “ - Addy Pareño GMA KAPUSO MAGAZINE | OCTOBER 2012 ISSUE

”Para makatulong sa mga bata at mga nangangailangan, kahit sa munting paraan.” - Dorie Mariano

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