Broadcast giant GMA Network upholds its perennial legacy of bringing pioneering and innovative programs as it welcomes the new decade with a solid line-up of world-class offerings.
For its 70th anniversary, the country’s most trusted TV network proudly brings together Filipinos worldwide through heartfelt stories of love, hope, and breakthroughs bannered by the biggest names in the industry.
The TV adaptation of the popular 1984 Regal Films movie, ‘Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday’ brings together a remarkable cast composed of Primetime Princess Barbie Forteza, Kate Valdez, Ms. Snooky Serna, and Ms. Dina Bonnevie. Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday, which also features Migo Adecer, Jay Manalo, Jean Saburit, Teresa Loyzaga, Faith Da Silva, Tanya Montenegro, Benedict Cua, and Ms. Celia Rodriguez, is a dramedy series that revolves on the lives of Ginalyn (Barbie) and Caitlyn (Kate), and their mothers Amy (Snooky) and Sussie (Dina).
The series also features Kapuso actresses Lovi Poe and Max Collins in special appearances as young Dina Bonnevie and young Snooky Serna together with Jason Abalos, Pinky Amador, Mike ‘Pekto’ Nacua, Yanna Montenegro, and Franco Gray Nerona. Mark Sicat dela Cruz is at the helm of this primetime soap.
All set to do anything and everything for love are the intriguing characters of the much-awaited series, ‘Love of my Life’, top-billed by Carla Abellana, Mikael Daez, and Rhian Ramos; also starring Ms. Coney Reyes and sought-after leading man Tom Rodriguez in a very special role.
Despite his mother, Isabella’s (Coney) wishes, Stefano (Tom) marries the love of his life, Adelle (Carla). Just as they were getting settled, his ex-girlfriend, Kelly (Rhian), barges into their lives with a shocking surprise. Things get even more complicated with the arrival of his brother, Nikolai (Mikael). Don Michael Perez directs this inspirational family drama.
Showcasing an endearing love story like no other is the local adaptation of the global hit, Descendants of the Sun (DOTS), headlined by Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes as Captain Lucas Manalo or ‘Big Boss’ and Ultimate Star Jennylyn Mercado as Dr. Maxine dela Cruz a.k.a. ‘Beauty’. Joining them in reporting for duty are Rocco Nacino as Diego Ramos or ‘Wolf’ and Jasmine Curtis-Smith as Moira Defensor; together with the Soldiers Team: Antonio Aquitania, Ricardo Cepeda, Paul Salas, Lucho Ayala, Jon Lucas, Prince Clemente; the Doctors and Nurses Team: Andre Paras, Chariz Solomon, Renz Fernandez, Nicole Donesa, Jenzel Angeles, Reese Tuazon.
DOTS also stars Neil Ryan Sese, Ian Ignacio, Rich Asuncion, Marina Benipayo, Hailey Mendes, and Roi Vinzon. Viewers should also look forward to surprise cameo appearances of exciting artists. This flagship project of the Network is under the direction of Dominic Zapata.
Another sensational adaptation Kapuso viewers should look forward to is the remake of the 1989 award-winning blockbuster movie by Regal Films, ‘Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit’, top-billed by Superstar Nora Aunor in the iconic character of Cedes. The series also stars Ms. Mylene Dizon and Kyline Alcantara as Magnolia Dela Cruz and Maggie. Joining them are Zoren Legaspi, Gabby Eigenmann, Ina Feleo, Yasser Marta, Divina Valencia, and Isabel Rivas. Bilangin ang Bituin sa Langit is directed by Laurice Guillen.
Making his long-awaited comeback to GMA-7 is Sen. Bong Revilla, Jr. in ‘Agimat Ng Agila’. In this drama-fantasy series, Kapuso fans will be able to join him soar as he takes them along on action-packed adventures as he protects the earth and the environment while tackling moral lessons and various societal issues.
More captivating dramas are in store for Kapuso viewers: the much-awaited series ‘First Yaya’, which features the first pair-up of two of the Network’s prime stars – Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera-Dantes and multi-awarded actor Gabby Concepcion, together with Pancho Magno; the ground-breaking series ‘Legal Wives’, top-billed by Kapuso Drama King Dennis Trillo and Bianca Umali; the heart-tugging drama ‘Babawiin Ko Ang Lahat’, starring John Estrada, Pauline Mendoza, and Ms. Carmina Villarroel; love and revenge take a different spin in ‘Seed of Love’, headlined by award-winning actress Glaiza de Castro, Valerie Concepcion, and Mike Tan; while romance and action mix in ‘Sanggang Dikit’ which reunites on-screen real-life couple Derek Ramsay and Andrea Torres.
Meanwhile, award-winning GMA News Pillar Vicky Morales takes on a new role in the reality-drama program ‘Ilaban Natin ‘Yan!’ Viewers will see a new side of Vicky as she helps families resolve their issues by reaching out to the people in the barangays, getting into the root of their problems, and encouraging them to make positive changes in their lives.
‘Ilaban Natin ‘Yan!’ will employ experts and resource persons who will help ordinary Filipinos share and resolve their issues that they can relate to such as social media and gaming addiction, teen suicide, sibling rivalry, inheritance disputes, juvenile delinquency, child support and custody battles, adultery and other problems.
From the team that produced well-loved TV series I Heart Davao, Inday Will Always Love You, TODA One I Love, and One of the Baes, GMA Public Affairs proudly presents its top-notch primetime offerings this 2020 which include the mystery-drama series ‘Lolong’ and two upcoming romantic comedy series ‘Owe My Love’ and ‘Taiwan and Only’.
Lolong sees Kapuso Action Drama Prince Ruru Madrid in his biggest break to date as he takes on the titular role Lolong, a young man whose identity is shrouded in mystery. Joining Ruru in the series are Sanya Lopez and Kim Domingo.
GMA Network amps up the noontime fun and entertainment via ‘All-Out Sundays’, which debuted last January 5. Complete with incredible musical performances, dance numbers, and comedic skits, #AOS made waves both on social media and TV ratings.
Avid viewers will have the chance to spend more time with well-loved Kapuso host Willie Revillame as he extends the fun, suspense, and excitement of the country’s top-rating variety program Wowowin until Saturdays via Wowowin Primetime.
It’s all about non-stop entertainment on the upcoming game show Catch Me Out Philippines; while dreams come true anew on the third season of The Clash. And finally, discover a new breed of talent on Centerstage and Sing 4 Hearts.
This 2020, expect nothing but world-class entertainment as the station with a heart celebrates seven colourful decades of making a difference in the lives of Filipinos all over the world.
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