Director Gil Portes dies at 71

Award-winning director Gil Portes passes away at 71 last May 24, 2017. Portes is known for his Saranggola, Mga Munting Tinig, Markova: Comfort Gay, and Ang Hapis at Himagsik ni Hermano Puli which was last year’s film entry to the Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. Gil Portes, the award-winning film maker who observed emphatically Filipino characters with a discerning eye, a social conscience and a rock ‘n roll heart, achieving especially wide acclaim Markova: Comfort Gay and “Mga Munting Tinig” died last Wednesday, May 24, …

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7 Reasons Encantadiks will miss about the Biggest Telefantasya on Philippine TV

“Encantadia” is the biggest telefantasya of GMA Network since its inception in 2005. The four beautiful ladies- Amihan, Alena, Danaya, and Pirena have become household names along with their jewels- Wind, Water, Earth, and Fire. The revival and requel (remake + sequel) of “Encantadia” on July 18, 2016 has made buzzes on social media and local press portals. With new stars, lovely costumes, more twisted story lines, and special effects, the show will surely be missed. “Encantadia” aired its finale on May 19, after 10 months …

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Vice Ganda teases Anne Curtis of watching “Encantadia”

In an episode of “It’s Showtime”, Vice Ganda teased co-host Anne Curtis of watching “Encantadia” Anne was accused of having little knowledge on ABS-CBN teleseryes Vice even joked about telling on Anne to Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN’s Chief Operating Officer of broadcast. During the “Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids” segment, Vice and Anne interviewed a young female contestant. The two happened to discuss one of ABS-CBN’s teleserye “My Dear Heart.” Anne grew curious about the condition of Heart, the lead character. Vice poked fun on Anne’s inquiry and teased her about …

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“Mulawin versus Ravena”: Not perfect, but that may be a good thing for a riveting saga with soaring aspirations

The first few minutes of ‘Mulawin versus Ravena’ offer a glimpse of the origins of the winged-creatures and their rich mythology, revisiting the events both in the original 2004 series and the movie which served as a sequel, in 2005. Nostalgia is strong by this point, but the impressive visual flair the show’s cinematographers managed to pull off, makes the sentiment even more compelling. It gets even more salient when it somehow paid tribute to its original lead players—Aguiluz (Richard Gutierrez) and Alwina (Angel Locsin) …

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TV RATINGS: “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” versus “Encantadia Finale” on AGB NUTAM, Kantar Media

The rivalry between “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” and “Encantadia” was the most stiff among competition on television shows. For almost 2 years on TV, “Encantadia” is the only Kapuso show that was able to constantly beat “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” on AGB Nielsen TV ratings and at least give the current longest-running TV series a challenge on primetime. Launched in August 2015, Coco Martin starrrer “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” has been topping ratings as it continues to reinvent itself by introducing a parade of characters played by big actors in the field. The …

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President Duterte plans to file multiple syndicated estafa vs. ABS-CBN

President Rodrigo Duterte is determined to seek justice from what ABS-CBN did to him during his campaign in the May elections last year. He accused the network of failure to air his advertisement. The charges would serve as a black mark for them, according to Duterte, now that the broadcast franchise is lining up for renewal. “Ngayong franchise ninyo, kumpiyansa kayo kasi ang franchise renewable this year. If you are in operation for 25 years, maganda ng record mo, no need for another franchise. But …

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Jason Abalos, accused of harassing a 17-Year-Old Student

A netizen has revealed that the Kapamilya actor has been sexually harrassing her and has been asking her to meet with him. Still a minor, girl accused Jason Abalos of allegedly sexually harassing her Jason Abalos instantly became a hot topic in social media after a netizen shared her alleged not-so-good experience with the Kapamilya actor. On May 19, a netizen with Twitter handle @dearalaskayoung posted a series of screenshots from her phone of the alleged screenshots of Facebook Messenger conversations and a call log from a which she claimed to be ‘Jason …

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ABS-CBN reports ₱9.6B revenues for the Q1 of 2017

ABS-CBN Corporation, the country’s leading media and entertainment company, reported P9.6 billion consolidated revenue for the first three months of 2017. ABS-CBN’s consumer sales grew by 10% to P4.7 billion while its first quarter airtime revenues were 13% lower compared to the same period last year. ABS-CBN Chief Financial Officer Aldrin Cerrado said they did not expect a significant growth in earnings during the first quarter given the strong performance of the first quarter of last year. He added, “First quarter earnings tend to be …

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Dreamscape Entertainment welcomes “Encantadia” star John Arcilla, other celebrities as part of the newest cast of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”

Viewers and avid fans of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” are going to see a new ensemble cast of the Coco Martin series very, very soon! Today’s longest and still the #1 TV program nationwide, “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” is expected to offer more than what we have expected. Since it was aired on ABS-CBN on September 28, 2015, the series has been getting positive reviews from acting to story and plots and consistently topping the national TV ratings. In fact, “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” has successfully beaten nationwide all its rival shows …

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“The Flash” actor Keiynan Lonsdale confirms he’s bisexual

It looks like actor Keiynan Lonsdale, the guy who plays “The Flash” on CW Network series came out of the closet recently on his Instagram post. The guy who’s playing the character of Kid Flash or Wally West in the superhero series proudly and loudly declared his sexuality and showed a message of self-love by officially coming out that he’s bisexual. Prior to his coming out statement, Lonsdale is a well-known LGBT advocate. “I like girls and I like guys,” he declared. He says he …

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