#PALABANgela: Bela Padilla slams a judgmental netizen regarding Siargao trash situation

Bela Padilla and Maris Racal recently went to Siargao. They volunteered to pick up trash which surrounded the island. Bela slammed a netizen who left a negative comment about her and Maris. When 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival Siargao became available in cinemas, many Filipinos almost immediately flew to the island to experience its beauty. However, the public had started to diminish and deteriorate its beauty. The population of visitors, then, resulted in the overflowing pollution of rubbish they had produced. Wanting to preserve its beauty and cleanliness, …

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10 Actresses Who Could Play Valentina in Star Cinema’s ‘Darna’

Everyone’s already excited to see Liza Soberano play the iconic superhero in Star Cinema’s ‘Darna’ reboot. But the actress who will play the film’s iconic villainess named Valentina is still a mystery. Here are our top picks of actresses who could play the most coveted archrival role. Everyone is already excited for the upcoming reboot of the beloved superhero ‘Darna’, with Kapamilya star Liza Soberano taking over the iconic role under the helm of acclaimed director Erik Matti, produced by Star Cinema. We already know …

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BY THE NUMBERS: “Contessa” fails to continue “Ika-6 Na Utos”‘ supremacy, vows to “It’s Showtime”

Dubbed by netizen’s as GMA Network’s answer to highly successful Kapamilya revenge-serye “Wildflower”, “Contessa” is still warming up on its initial week. In a normal course, succeeding programs enjoyed the advantage of highly rated predecessors. But it seemed not the case for “Contessa” because “Ika-6 Na Utos’” viewership wasn’t carried over. A much more telling defeat was shown in the Kantar media result for National TV ratings. On the same day result as AGB, Contessa vowed down to Kapamilya noontime show “It’s Showtime”. “Contessa” scored …

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BY THE NUMBERS: LizQuen’s charm in full effect on “Bagani’s” pilot week

Controversies have been proven to even favor ABS-CBN’s latest fantaserye “Bagani” as it easily won against its rival “Kambal Karibal” on its pilot week. AGB Nielsen hasn’t released its full week results yet, but based on the 2-day data (March 5- March 6), Bagani also won the NUTAM competition. Bagani posted 12.9% and 12.1% on Monday and Tuesday beating Kambal Karibal’s 8.5% and 9.1% ratings respectively. Although the pilot episode still doesn’t show much of the love angle between the two, it still managed to …

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Is “Bagani” really distorting culture and history of the country?

ABS-CBN’s latest fantaserye Bagani continuous to attract controversy as it premiered last night, March 5, 2018. After being criticized for its casting, Kapamilya’s latest offering made to the headlines again this time for its title. Several indigenous groups from Mindanao called out ABS-CBN for the reckless use of the word “Bagani”. According to them, Bagani shouldn’t be used lightly because it is a reserved term used by the indigenous people for their warriors and defenders. The National Commission on Indigenous People also released a statement echoing …

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BY THE NUMBERS: Tale of 2 Finales, “Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin” wins, “Super Ma’am” loses

A win for one and a loss for another. That is the story of two finales in Philippine TV; “Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin” on top and “Super Maam” on the other side of the wheel. “Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin” scored 6.4% on its last episode beatings GMA Network’s “The Lola’s Beautiful Show’s” 3.4% or a significant margin of 3.0% based on AGB Nielsen NUTAM People numbers. Kantar went the same way as the Kim Chiu-Gerald Anderson starrer dumped its competitor 22.6% vs 6.3% or a difference …

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BY THE NUMBERS: “Kambal Karibal” posing threat to “La Luna Sangre?”

ABS-CBN’s moonstone series “La Luna Sangre” has enjoyed timeslot supremacy over the past months. Its competitors were easily beaten by its mighty fangs giving them their last breath. But it seemed that its latest rival is starting to give the KathNiel teleserye a worthy opponent; BiGuel’s “Kambal Karibal”. The Kapuso teledrama is slowly climbing the ratings board. Based on the latest data from AGB Nielsen NUTAM, “Kambal Karibal” is winning over “La Luna Sangre”. The winning week For the week of January 22 – 26, Kambal …

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The Sparklight: Angel Locsin and her reign as the Empress of Philippine TV and Movie

Primetime Action-Drama Queen Angel Locsin made her name shine divinely. The 32-year old actress became an icon of Philippine TV and movie industry with her remarkable characters. If Hollywood has Angelina Jolie, Philippine showbiz has Angel Locsin! Since her phenomenal portrayal on one of the most successful fantaseryes in Philippine TV “Mulawin,” Kapamilya award-winning actress Angel Locsin made her star shine with the divine among other constellations in the broad galaxy of fame, prestige, survival and success. The 32-year old actress is a woman of …

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#PALABANgela: Jasmine Curtis-Smith calls Derrick Monasterio an “a$$” after insensitive joke about AIDS

Derrick Monasterio made an insensitive joke about HIV/AIDS, mainly AIDS. Although a fictional situation, Jasmine Curtis-Smith called him an “a$$.” People with HIV/AIDS remains the true palaban on fighting the stigma. Derrick Monasterio recently went under fire after sharing an insensitive joke about HIV/AIDS. Many reacted negatively on Derrick’s Instagram Story. Many even slid into his DMs then, lectured him. Twitter user, @mykapalaran, quote tweeted a screenshot of Derrick’s “joke” and wrote: End of career. Award-winning actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith, then, replied to the said tweet. “What an a$$!!!!” …

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#PALABANgela: Here’s why Kris Aquino should be recognized as a full-time ‘palaban’ mother

#PALABANgela recognizes Kris Aquino for her palaban traits. Kris as a palaban mother. Kris’ palaban gesture against bashers. #PALABANgela includes feuds, fights, controversies and issues involving celebrities. But, this column also includes celebrities who deserve to be praised for being palaban. This week, award-winning actress, full-time mother and the Queen of All Media deserves recognition for her palaban traits. Kris Aquino remains close to her sons, Josh and James or as she calls him, Bimby. She shares how sometimes, they still sleep in one huge bed together. Kris also freely shares …

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