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LONDON-BASED BOYS CHOIR SENSATION, 'LIBERA' VALENTINE CONCERT FEB 16, 18 AT PICC AND SM SEASIDE CITY, CEBU


FEBRUARY 6 -The London-based boys choir sensation, Libera is set to serenade Filipino fans on Feb. 16 at the PICC Plenary Hall and Feb. 18 at the new Centerstage SM Seaside City Cebu The London-based boys choir sensation, Libera is set to serenade Filipino fans on Feb. 16 at the PICC Plenary Hall and Feb. 18 at the new Centerstage SM Seaside City Cebu -Fall in love with Libera in their much-anticipated return this Valentine season. With a fantastic line-up of well-loved songs guaranteed to stir your hearts — What a Wonderful World, Amazing Grace, The Prayer and many more. The London-based boys choir sensation is set to serenade Filipino fans on Feb. 16 at the PICC Plenary Hall and Feb. 18 at the new Centerstage SM Seaside City Cebu. Following the success of their Christmas tour, the boys are thrilled to be back for the fourth time in support of their latest album Angel Sings: Libera In America, which features remarkable new arrangements of 17 beloved hits. With sell-out concerts in the US, UK, Philippines, South Korea and Japan, along with several chart-topping albums, Libera has grown to be one of the world’s most accomplished choirs. The boys wrapped up the past year with a broadcast of their previous concerts ­— Christmas in Ireland and Libera in America, and with a release of their new Christmas anthem, Santa Will Find You, led by soloist Isaac London. READ MORE...

ALSO: “Pangako Sa ’Yo” - Promises made as soap ends


FEBRUARY 6 -Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla -In response, Kathryn promised to be at Daniel’s side forever.
As Kapamilya series “Pangako Sa ’Yo” nears conclusion, the lead stars Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo get all mushy in making promises to each other beyond the show. “Pangako sa ’yo na hindi ka malulumbay hangga’t ako ang kasama mo,” he told her in front of media during the grand finale thanksgiving presscon. “Kahit kailan ay hindi mo mararamdaman na mag-isa ka. Nandito ako palagi to support you,” she said. Doing the remake of one of ABS-CBN’s most successful soap operas first starred in by Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales has not been a bed a roses for Daniel and Kathryn. For the heartthrob, the hardest part was the “first day taping.” “Nandoon kami sa Nueva Ecija, sa Pantabangan Dam. Todo ang init noon, eh, ’yung araw parang katabi lang namin. Naaalala n’yo ’yung eksena na nakahubad ako? ’Yon. “Mahirap dahil una, kinakapa pa namin ’yung characters namin. Si direk kinakapa pa kami kung paano kami iha-handle. Maraming sacrifices pero maganda naman ang kinalabasan. “After noon ay hindi mo mararamdaman ang hirap. Mararamdaman mo ’yung sakit ng araw sa balat mo pero mawawala din ’yon,” Daniel said. READ MORE...

ALSO: Kapuso keeps nationwide ratings leadership in January


FEBRUARY 6 -The cast of primetime drama Little Nanay
Broadcast leader GMA Network welcomed 2016 in a position of strength as it continued to rule in nationwide TV ratings in January, according to the industry’s most trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. Driven by its lead in the daytime blocks, GMA garnered 37.5 percent in NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement) in January (with the dates of January 24 to 31 based on overnight readings), up 2.2 points from ABS-CBN’s 35.3 percent and up 29.3 points from TV5’s 8.2 percent. GMA also continued to be the most watched channel across all timeblocks in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila, where most of the urban TV households are found. Urban Luzon accounts for 77 percent, while Mega Manila increased its urban population share to 60 percent effective January 2016. In Urban Luzon, GMA posted a total day audience share of 42.5 percent, higher than ABS-CBN’s 30.1 percent by 12.4 points and TV5’s 7.4 percent by 35.1 points.Comedy Queen AiAi delas Alas The Kapuso Network was also largely ahead in Mega Manila with 44 percent, leading ABS-CBN’s 27.4 percent by 16.6 points and TV5’s 7.8 percent by 36.2 points. Compared to its rival ABS-CBN, more Kapuso programs entered the top 30 programs (including specials) list in NUTAM, Urban Luzon and Mega Manila.READ MORE...

ALSO: ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ hits new all-time high TV rating


FEBRUARY 6 -Incognito: Coco Martin as Paloma in the action drama
ABS-CBN’s action-drama series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano opened the month on a high note as the show hit a new all-time high national TV rating on Feb 1. The Coco Martin-starrer scored 45.9 percent nationwide versus its rival show Little Nanay with only 18.1 percent, according to data from Kantar Media. Ang Probinsyano star Bela Padilla Viewers watched how Cardo, still disguised as Paloma, gunned down the syndicate’s leader, Olga (Gina Pareno). As he continues his mission, Cardo chases after the yacht that carries Carmen (Bela Padilla) and risks his life going against goons on his own. Don’t miss the action-packed scenes in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, weeknights on ABS-CBN. For more information about the program, visit the official social networking site of Dreamscape Entertainment Television at Facebook.com/DreamscapePH , Twitter.com/DreamscapePH, and Instagram.com/DreamscapePH FULL REPORT RELATED, FPJ's Ang Probinsyano..FROM WIKIPEDIA...

ALSO: Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in ‘Wanted: President’


FEBRUARY 6 -Mayor Rodrigo Duterte takes the hot seat on Wanted: President
Known as “The Punisher” and Davao’s “Dirty Harry,” Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte does not mince words.
He has been known to lace his speeches with expletives, and his controversial statements are often quoted in the headlines.In Wanted: President tonight, the long-time mayor faces anchor Mel Tiangco as they talks about his alleged human rights’ abuses and the so-called Davao Death Squad. When Tiangco asks Duterte about how he intends to rid the country of drugs, crime and corruption in six months, Duterte replies, “It could be bloody.”  Duterte also defends his stand on the death penalty, saying that it is for “retribution” rather than “deterrence” and that federalism is the “only way that the Moro people can be pacified.” To achieve peace, Duterte says he plans to give leftist leaders cabinet positions. Watch more of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s interview in Wanted: President 9:30 p.m. on GMA tonight. THE FULL REPORT. RELATED, Duterte-Cayetano proclamation rally: Why in Tondo?...


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LONDON-BASED BOYS CHOIR SENSATION VALENTINE CONCERT


The London-based boys choir sensation, Libera is set to serenade Filipino fans on Feb. 16 at the PICC Plenary Hall and Feb. 18 at the new Centerstage SM Seaside City Cebu

MANILA, FEBRUARY 8, 2016 (PHILSTAR) February 6, 2016 - Fall in love with Libera in their much-anticipated return this Valentine season. With a fantastic line-up of well-loved songs guaranteed to stir your hearts — What a Wonderful World, Amazing Grace, The Prayer and many more.

The London-based boys choir sensation is set to serenade Filipino fans on Feb. 16 at the PICC Plenary Hall and Feb. 18 at the new Centerstage SM Seaside City Cebu.

Following the success of their Christmas tour, the boys are thrilled to be back for the fourth time in support of their latest album Angel Sings: Libera In America, which features remarkable new arrangements of 17 beloved hits.

With sell-out concerts in the US, UK, Philippines, South Korea and Japan, along with several chart-topping albums, Libera has grown to be one of the world’s most accomplished choirs. The boys wrapped up the past year with a broadcast of their previous concerts ­— Christmas in Ireland and Libera in America, and with a release of their new Christmas anthem, Santa Will Find You, led by soloist Isaac London.

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Created and directed by acclaimed maestro Robert Prizeman, Libera features a diverse group of amazingly talented young boys, busy with normal middle school activities when not astonishing audiences worldwide. This season of love, expect nothing less but the uplifting sound of their celestial voices.

The Manila concert is presented by the British Alumni Association’s chairperson Roberto de Ocampo, OBE, former secretary of finance and current chairman of Philippine Veterans Bank. The Cebu concert is presented by SM Seaside City Cebu and SM City Cebu. In partnership with Concertus Manila, the British Chamber of Commerce, British Council, British School and the British Embassy, the concert is one of the main events of this year’s Philippine-UK Friendship celebrations.

Part of the proceeds from the Manila concert will go to Caritas Manila, Children’s Hour and Foundation for Disadvantaged Children. Part of the proceeds from the Cebu concert will go to STC-Cebu Foundation, Inc. and Arts Council of Cebu Foundation, Inc.

Special thanks to SGV & Co., Fil-Anglo Management & Promotional Consultants, Philippine Veterans Bank, Etihad Airways, Pilipinas Shell, AIM Conference Center Manila, Yuchengco Group of Companies, Stradcom Corp., Robinsons Land, SPC Power Corp., Investment & Capital Corp. of the Philippines, Zuellig Corp., Alaska Milk Corp., Beneficial Life Insurance, United Overseas Bank, Global Star Motors Corp. and Manila Memorial Park Cemetery Inc.

WATCH: LIBERA SINGING 'ANG BAYAN KO' AT TV SHOWTIME DURING THEIR FIRST MANILA VISIT IN 2010.

 

'LIBERA' MEANS FREE

Uploaded on Apr 15, 2010 The UK based boy choir Libera, featured on the Showtime Program in Manila, singing one of the patriotic songs of the Philippines: "Bayan Ko". The track is available on their New Dawn album as a bonus track. Please support the choir by purchasing their CDs and DVD. SAY NO TO PIRACY!

Disclaimer: I don't own Libera, the music, ABS-CBN, Showtime, etc. All copyrights go to their respective owners. The purpose of this posting is to let the other fans (most especially those who are on the other side of the world) know on what Libera is up to. If you see fit that I must put this video offline, please contact me. Thank you! Category People & Blogs License Standard YouTube License


MANILA BULLETIN

Promises made as soap ends by Alex Brosas February 6, 2016 Share0 Tweet1 Share0 Email0 Share5


Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla -In response, Kathryn promised to be at Daniel’s side forever.

As Kapamilya series “Pangako Sa ’Yo” nears conclusion, the lead stars Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo get all mushy in making promises to each other beyond the show.

“Pangako sa ’yo na hindi ka malulumbay hangga’t ako ang kasama mo,” he told her in front of media during the grand finale thanksgiving presscon.

“Kahit kailan ay hindi mo mararamdaman na mag-isa ka. Nandito ako palagi to support you,” she said.

Doing the remake of one of ABS-CBN’s most successful soap operas first starred in by Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales has not been a bed a roses for Daniel and Kathryn.

For the heartthrob, the hardest part was the “first day taping.”

“Nandoon kami sa Nueva Ecija, sa Pantabangan Dam. Todo ang init noon, eh, ’yung araw parang katabi lang namin. Naaalala n’yo ’yung eksena na nakahubad ako? ’Yon.

“Mahirap dahil una, kinakapa pa namin ’yung characters namin. Si direk kinakapa pa kami kung paano kami iha-handle. Maraming sacrifices pero maganda naman ang kinalabasan.

“After noon ay hindi mo mararamdaman ang hirap. Mararamdaman mo ’yung sakit ng araw sa balat mo pero mawawala din ’yon,” Daniel said.

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One palengke scene was most memorable for Kathryn as it was an “all-star cast tapos hindi madali ang location.”

“Nasa totoong palengke kami. Ang daming daga na parang pusa na lumalabas dahil nabubulabog sila. As in lahat nagpapa-panic na! Kahit hindi kayo takot sa daga ay matatakot kayo kapag nakita n’yo.

“Aside from the emotions, hindi siya madali kasi heavy drama, nagkakagulo, lahat, nagsasabunutan, mahirap physically, nakaka-drain siya emotionally. Parang nagsama-sama lahat.

“’Yung mga doubles namin, naospital sila, may nagsusuka pero it was all worth it,” she recounted.

FAITHFUL TO ORIGINAL BUT FRESH

The challenge of doing “Pangako Sa ’Yo” was doubly hard for the two because its original version was very successful.

“Ang goal namin, hindi magawang kamukhang-kamukha noong una kasi bakit natin gagayahin pa eh di sana ni-replay na lang natin,” Daniel said. “Ang ginawa naman namin, ganoon pa rin naman (tulad) ng dati pero iba na ang istorya.”

Kathryn believes their version has not totally gotten over the shadow of the previous one.

“Feeling ko hindi ko masasabi na totally ay nakawala kami sa shadow ng original one. ’Yun ’yong mahirap kapag gagawa ka ng isang remake, ’yung comparison siguro. Maraming questions ang mga tao especially ’yung mga nakapanood nung una,” she explained.

The challenge, she stressed, is for the “creative team, ’yung writers, kung paano mai-balance kung ano ba ’yung gusto naming mai-offer sa manonood, kung ano ’yong hinihingi ng mga tao.”

Relating that “sa social media ay ang daming opinions, ang daming hinihingi ng mga tao,” it came to a point where netizens were aghast over where the story leads.

“May dumating sa time na nagagalit ang mga tao kaso ang daming nangyayari sa “Pangako Sa ’Yo” na wala naman daw sa original. Ngayon, laking pasasalamat namin sa buong team kasi natanggap ’yung ‘Pangako sa ’Yo.’”

Daniel and Kathryn are elated over their recent achievement – winning best actor and best actress for “Got To Believe” at the IMC Face of the Year awards night in Vietnam.

“Ngayon yata, ’yung ‘Pangako Sa ’Yo’ ang ieere doon… Nagpapasalamat kami kasi parang dinadala rin namin ang pangalan ng ABS, na parang kaya natin na ’yung ibang shows natin, ’yung quality, ay puwede rin sa ibang bansa,” she said.


MANILA STANDARD

Kapuso keeps nationwide ratings leadership in January posted February 06, 2016 at 06:10 pm by The Standard Showbitz


The cast of primetime drama Little Nanay

Broadcast leader GMA Network welcomed 2016 in a position of strength as it continued to rule in nationwide TV ratings in January, according to the industry’s most trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

Driven by its lead in the daytime blocks, GMA garnered 37.5 percent in NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement) in January (with the dates of January 24 to 31 based on overnight readings), up 2.2 points from ABS-CBN’s 35.3 percent and up 29.3 points from TV5’s 8.2 percent.

GMA also continued to be the most watched channel across all timeblocks in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila, where most of the urban TV households are found. Urban Luzon accounts for 77 percent, while Mega Manila increased its urban population share to 60 percent effective January 2016.

In Urban Luzon, GMA posted a total day audience share of 42.5 percent, higher than ABS-CBN’s 30.1 percent by 12.4 points and TV5’s 7.4 percent by 35.1 points.


Comedy Queen AiAi delas Alas

The Kapuso Network was also largely ahead in Mega Manila with 44 percent, leading ABS-CBN’s 27.4 percent by 16.6 points and TV5’s 7.8 percent by 36.2 points.

Compared to its rival ABS-CBN, more Kapuso programs entered the top 30 programs (including specials) list in NUTAM, Urban Luzon and Mega Manila.

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Mel Tiangco

The reality sitcom Pepito Manaloto took the top spot in Urban Luzon; while multi-awarded news magazine program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho emerged no. 1 in Mega Manila and led the list of Kapuso shows in NUTAM.

Magpakailanman, Eat Bulaga, Marimar, 24 Oras, Ismol Family, Sunday Pinasaya, and Little Nanay also ranked among the top-performing programs in January.

Completing the list are Because of You, That’s My Amboy, Celebrity Bluff, Wowowin, 24 Oras Weekend, The Half Sisters, Karelasyon, Kapuso Primetime Cinema, Vampire Ang Daddy Ko, IMBG 20 I Am Bubble Gang, Wish I May, Wanted: President, Buena Familia and i-Witness.

Nielsen has a nationwide urban sample size of 2,000 homes; while in Mega Manila, it increased its sample size to 1,200 homes effective this year.

As the leading ratings service provider, Nielsen TV Audience Measurement service boasts a total of 31 clients/subscribers including eight local TV networks, four regional clients, two blocktimers, and 17 media agencies.

GMA subscribes to Nielsen along with TV5 and Aksyon TV, CNN Philippines, Net 25, Ebiquity-Faulkner CBN Asia and TAPE Inc., and major advertising and media agencies such as Dentsu Aegis Network (Carat, MediaforceVizeum, Dentsu), GroupM (Mediacom, Mindshare, MEC and Maxus), Omnicom Media Group (OMD, PHD and M2M), Zenith Optimedia, and StarcomMediavest.

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Xian Lim, Vilma Santos, Angel Locsin and director Joyce Bernal glam up for Everything About Her pictorial
Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto is back where she is happiest…. on camera. Currently, she is starring in Star Cinema’s Everything About Her that also stars her future daughter-in-law Angel Locsin and matinee idol Xian Lim.

The film debuted on screens on Feb. 3 and up until today, Vilmanians or not, and fans of both Angel and Xian have been filling to capacity theaters that screen it. And why not? Vilma appears very rarely in movies since she became a politician. She doesn’t appear in a daily soap opera as well. Understandably, her fans miss her badly and when she finds time to face the cameras, they scramble for tickets to the cinemas where the film is screened.

In the movie, Vilma is Vivian, a powerful, but very strict CEO of a big company. During a doctor’s check-up, she learns that she has cancer, and is then assigned a nurse (Angel) to take care of her. While taking care of Vilma, Angel must also convince Albert (Xian Lim), Vivian’s son, to come home from the US and live with them.

In November 2014, Vilma confirmed that she and Angel were going to do a movie. The movie was also supposed to star Luis Manzano, Vilma’s son and Angel’s boyfriend, but he decided not to accept it to protect their relationship.

Directed by Joyce Bernal, Everything About Her is Vilma’s most challenging role thus far as she isn’t playing the usual roles assigned her.

I met Vivian Sarabia (of Sarabia Optical) recently and she thought Vilma’s character in the film has been pegged on her. In the film, Vilma is Vivian Rabaya (the last names rhymes with Sarabia), though the actual Vivian doesn’t have cancer and she isn’t as strict as the Vivian in the movie.

★★★★★

Internationally acclaimed actress and singer Joanna Ampil is the featured guest in Art 2 Art’s first episode for the month, airing on Feb. 7.

Shuttling between her commitments in Manila and abroad, Ampil sits down with host Lisa Macuja for a look-back at her multi-faceted career that started at age 17 when she played the lead in Miss Saigon in London in 1993.

Macuja and Ampil are actually sharing a role in Ballet Manila’s forthcoming production titled Rebel. The former dances as Inang Bayan (Motherland), while the latter takes on the musical voice, in Martin Lawrance’s ballet based on Spartacus that derives characters and events from the EDSA People Power Revolution.

Ampil, who is also a recording artist, will sing a number for Art 2 Art listeners and viewers.

Produced by the Manila Broadcasting Company, Art 2 Art is aired every Sunday, 3:30 to 4 p.m., on DZRH (666 khz on the AM band), on cable television via RHTV (Channel 18 on Cignal Cable) and online through DZRH Live Streaming.

For inquiries, please e-mail art2artdzrh@gmail.com. On Facebook, check out the account Ballerina ng Bayan for updates on Art 2 Art episodes.

★★★★★

Senator Grace says, ‘Don’t look down on showbiz folk’

When asked if there’s anybody from show business she would tap for a cabinet position if she’d win the elections, Senator Grace Poe said she is sure she could find a qualified person for the position.

“My basis for choosing members of my Cabinet or any position in government should be integrity, competence, professionalism, and the ability to be able to deliver at the time in hand,” Sen. Grace said in a forum held by a major daily.

“Whether from showbiz, male or female, they are welcome to serve in my administration as long as they have those attributes,” added the senator.

As the adoptive daughter of Fernando Poe, Jr. and Susan Roces, two of the most popular and highly respected personalities in show business, Grace grew up with showbiz folk around her, so that’s why she knows the ins and outs of the business.

She feels bad when people from other fields consider people from show business inferior. But the senator believes that if a person has dedication, industry and integrity in his or her job, it doesn’t matter if they come from show business.

“Hindi dapat maliitin kung anumang sektor, sektor ng magsasaka, sektor ng kultura o ano pa man,” she said.

She even mentioned Vice Mayor Isko Moreno of Manila and Commissioner Dingdong Dantesof the National Youth Commission as examples of showbiz folks that have made their mark as public servants.

“I think we’ve seen Isko Moreno (running for senator in Grace’s party), who has started out really literally from Smokey Mountain. And as you know, he earned his way being a public servant, being an actor, studying, serving in local government and being where is he now,” the senator said while adding,“Dingdong Dantes, is in the National Youth Commission, and when I spoke to him, he is very knowledgeable about what’s happening in the youth sector.”

Sen. Grace believes that people in show business have great potentials because they know how to connect with the masses and with politicians.

“And I think this is also for our friends in show business, some of them are great communicators, they have compassion, and they can really help Sen. Grace Poe concluded.

★★★★★

Edward Benosa is Lani Misalucha’s guest

On Feb. 14 and 15, singer and recording artist Edward Benosa gets the biggest break of his career when he guests in the show of Lani Misalucha.

The show is titled Love Catcher at Resorts World Manila’s Newport Performing Arts Theatre for the benefit of the Cancer Alleviation Network on Care, Education and Rehabilitation (CANCER). It will also feature the female trio Baihana with the world-famous Philippine Madrigal Singers.

Edward will sing “Di Man Lang Nagpaalam” and another OPM number. He doesn’t have a duet with Lani, but the mere honor of sharing the same stage with her is already a major thing for an upcoming artist like Edward. For him to be included in the concert lineup is definitely a big break.

“Malaking bagay po talaga,” acknowledges Edward. “Wala akong duet with her, pero sobrang sarap ng feeling na I’ll be on the same stage as The Nightingale. Para sa akin, isa siya sa pinakamagaling na babaeng singer. I’m really honored na makapag-perform sa concert niya. Di ko na-expect na now, sa ganito ka-early na stage ng career ko, na makapag-perform ako sa ganito kalaking singer natin.”

Edward met Lani, who’s a label-mate in Star Music, when they performed in a show featuring Star Music talents at 19 East. Lani, being the biggest star, was the finale number. Edward recalls how starstruck he was when he met her backstage, in the dressing room. He couldn’t even say anything. All he could manage was to ask to have a picture taken with her.

Edward recalls how that first meeting went. “Starstruck ako. Tulala. Wala akong nasabi,” he laughs. “Na-intimidate at na-overwhelm ako, na ang saya. Isa siya (Lani) sa mga tinitingala ko. Sobrang blessed ako na makita siya, ma-meet at ngayon makasama sa concert. Sa ginagalawan namin na mundo, sobrang na-a-appreciate namin na mga baguhan ang tinitingala namin na artists at ang work na ginagawa nila.”

Newcomers, like Edward, automatically become better artists when they work with people like Lani, which is why he is looking forward to sharing the stage with her. In the future, he hopes they would get the chance to do a duet, but until then, he will take what he can get and continue to improve himself so that when that big break comes, he will be ready.

For now, you can catch more of Edward and his music by following him on social media, at facebook.com/realedwardbenosa, @realbenosa on Twitter and realbenosa on Instagram.


MANILA STANDARD

‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ hits new all-time high TV rating posted February 06, 2016 at 05:35 pm by The Standard Showbitz


Incognito: Coco Martin as Paloma in the action drama

ABS-CBN’s action-drama series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano opened the month on a high note as the show hit a new all-time high national TV rating on Feb 1.

The Coco Martin-starrer scored 45.9 percent nationwide versus its rival show Little Nanay with only 18.1 percent, according to data from Kantar Media.


Ang Probinsyano star Bela Padilla

Viewers watched how Cardo, still disguised as Paloma, gunned down the syndicate’s leader, Olga (Gina Pareno). As he continues his mission, Cardo chases after the yacht that carries Carmen (Bela Padilla) and risks his life going against goons on his own.

Don’t miss the action-packed scenes in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, weeknights on ABS-CBN.

For more information about the program, visit the official social networking site of Dreamscape Entertainment Television at Facebook.com/DreamscapePH , Twitter.com/DreamscapePH, and Instagram.com/DreamscapePH

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RELATED FROM WIKIPEDIA

FPJ's Ang Probinsyano (Lit: The Man from the Province / The Provincial Man; International title: Brothers) is a 2015 Philippine action drama television series based on the 1997 Fernando Poe, Jr. film of the same title, courtesy of FPJ Productions.

Directed by Malu Sevilla, Avel Sunpongco and Toto Natividad, it is topbilled by Coco Martin, together with an ensemble cast. The series premiered on ABS-CBN and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on September 28, 2015, replacing Nathaniel.

Synopsis

Follow the journey of twins Ador and Cardo (both played by Coco Martin), who were estranged from each other by financial reasons even as they followed the path of being police officers.

Ador was a known CIDG Police Official, with a loving family as his support. Cardo, on the other hand, loves the solitude of the mountains as a SAF Trooper. Their lives take a turn when Ador gets himself entangled in a syndicate, which leaves him dead. To cover for this fact, Cardo was ordered to become his brother, family and all, and be re-united with his grandmother, whom he detested.

Main cast

Coco Martin as SPO1 Ricardo "Cardo" Dalisay / Police Sr. Insp. Dominador "Ador" de Leon / Paloma Picache
Susan Roces as Kapitana Flora "Lola Kap" Borja-de Leon
Maja Salvador as SPO1 Glenda "Glen" Corpuz
Bela Padilla as Carmen Guzman-de Leon
Arjo Atayde as Police S/Insp. Joaquin Tuazon
Albert Martinez as Tomas "Papa Toms" Tuazon
Agot Isidro as Verna Syquia-Tuazon
Jaime Fábregas as Police C/Supt. (General) Delfin S. Borja

1997 film


SCREENGRAG -ANG PROBiNSYANO (1997) THEATRiCAL TRAiLER

Ang Probinsyano is a 1997 film originally played by Fernando Poe, Jr.. The story is about a police officer Ador (Poe) who was killed in a drug bust operation after he was betrayed by his fellow police officer.

His superior devises a plan for his twin brother, Kardo (also played by Poe), a provincial cop, to assume his identity so they can fool and capture the drug syndicate and the corrupt policemen responsible for his death. The film also stars Dindi Gallardo as Lily,

Amanda Page as Carmen and Amado Cortez as Colonel Bernardo.

The film is directed by Fernando Poe, Jr. (under the pseudonym 'Ronwaldo Reyes') and written by Poe, Pablo S. Gomez and Manny R. Buising.

The film is also produced by Poe and co-produced by Susan V. Tagle under FPJ Productions.

The film had a sequel released in 1998 entitled Ang Pagbabalik ng Probinsyano which was still topbilled by Poe.


MANILA STANDARD

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in ‘Wanted: President’ posted February 06, 2016 at 05:40 pm by The Standard Showbitz


Mayor Rodrigo Duterte takes the hot seat on Wanted: President

Known as “The Punisher” and Davao’s “Dirty Harry,” Mayor Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte does not mince words.

He has been known to lace his speeches with expletives, and his controversial statements are often quoted in the headlines.

In Wanted: President tonight, the long-time mayor faces anchor Mel Tiangco as they talks about his alleged human rights’ abuses and the so-called Davao Death Squad. When Tiangco asks Duterte about how he intends to rid the country of drugs, crime and corruption in six months, Duterte replies, “It could be bloody.”

Duterte also defends his stand on the death penalty, saying that it is for “retribution” rather than “deterrence” and that federalism is the “only way that the Moro people can be pacified.” To achieve peace, Duterte says he plans to give leftist leaders cabinet positions.

Watch more of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s interview in Wanted: President 9:30 p.m. on GMA tonight.

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Duterte-Cayetano proclamation rally: Why in Tondo? SHARES: 9315 VIEW COMMENTS By: Nestor Corrales @NCorralesINQ INQUIRER.net 06:23 PM February 6th, 2016

The tandem of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Alan Peter Cayetano will hold their proclamation rally in Tondo, Manila on February 9.

But why did the duo choose to hold their proclamation rally in a place often gripped by poverty and marred with rampant criminality?

“The choice of Tondo is to dramatize the flight of the urban poor,” Leoncio Evasco, the campaign manager of Duterte, told INQUIRER.net

Evasco said “Tondo has the biggest concentration of urban poor” in the Philippines.

Peter Lavina, head of Duterte’s media group, also said the proclamation rally in Tondo represents Duterte’s “mission” to “offer a greener pasture for our people.”

Symbolic

Cayetano said their proclamation rally in Tondo symbolizes the plight of many people from the provinces who came to Manila in search of a “better life.”

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“Ang Tondo kasi ang simbolismo ng paghahanap ng maraming mga taga Visayas at Mindanao ng better life kaya dito napadpad sa Metro Manila,” the senator said.
(Tondo symbolizes the search of a better life of people from Visayas and Mindanao who came to Metro Manila.)

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He said some who came to Manila have been successful but many still lived in poverty.

Tondo, he said, also symbolizes certain reputations the Duterte-Cayetano tandem wants to reform.

“It also represents where we want change to begin and how we want change to begin,” Cayetano said.

The proclamation rally will be held at the corner of Morga and Zamora streets at 7 p.m. but various activities will be held before the proclamation. IDL


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