Author: JE CC

It seems the movement was driven by robust trading, seeing a staggering 15 million shares traded during the day ABS-CBN Corp saw its stock price higher than GMA Network, for the first time, in 20 months, or since August 2022. The equity has been seeing upsurge in prices, ever since Leandro Leviste purchased an 8.5 stake in the company, lifting its stock price from around Php3.00 to PhP5.10. The surge notably coincided TeleRadyo Serbisyo’s debut on free TV, via Philippine Collective Media Corporation’s  RPTV, which is ABS-CBN’s partner entity in bringing back TeleRadyo and its radio counterpart, Radyo 630, back…

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Four years since its release, the captivating warmth and emotional story of ‘Hello Love, Goodbye’ continues to dazzle fans and moviegoers. While the once highest-grossing Filipino film of all time, ended beautifully, and left a lasting impression to countless smitten and heartbroken moviegoers, worldwide, it left wide spaces in Ethan and Joy’s story, alluding to a highly-possible sequel. Here are five compelling reasons why the time is absolutely perfect for a much-awaited sequel to this beloved film. 1. Fans Are Eager for More The much-anticipated sequel, although never confirmed, has made millions of fans eargerly waiting for the continuation of…

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Spicing up the cutthroat world of local television, the already fierce bout between ABS-CBN’s ‘It’s Showtime’ and TVJ/TV5’s ‘EAT Bulaga’, over noontime domination, hit a new level of excitement with the former’s entry to GMA Network’s main channel. Long-standing Kapamilya noontime show, It’s Showtime, made its historic grand entrance into GMA Network’s main channel on April 6, 2024, nine months, since its equally much talked-about moved to GTV from TV5. The said move marked a new era of daytime entertainment. Meanwhile, EAT Bulaga, once a flagship Kapuso noontime show, made a shocking move to It’s Showtime’s former home, TV5, ending…

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The intense battle for domination on noontime, sees a landscape-defying turn, with ‘It’s Showtime’s’ historic debut on GMA Network’d main channel. As the battle for viewership between the rival noontime shows, EAT Bulaga and It’s Showtime, continues to intensify, many wonder if the Kapamilya show’s airing on GMA is directly affecting EAT Bulaga’s ratings. The first four episodes’ TV ratings provide us with a glimpse into the ongoing rivalry and the shifting dynamics of the noontime television landscape. Looking at the ratings data provided by Nielsen Philippines, we see an interesting trend unfold. On April 6, the day It’s Showtime…

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The Kapamilya noontime show made its historic pilot airing on its former rival channel, GMA, on Saturday, April 6, 2024. The battle for noontime lederhip, has made a drastic turn and has gone fiercer than ever. The debut episode of #ItsShowtime on GMA Network emerged as the undisputed champion, leaving rival show, TVJ’s #EATBulaga, trailing far behind. According to preliminary data from Nielsen Philippines, the numbers tell a compelling story: It’s Showtime secured an impressive 9.6 people rating, while Eat Bulaga lagged with a modest 4.4. The battle unfolded on Saturday, April 6, as viewers tuned in to witness the two long-running noontime shows, vie for the…

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Noontime shows continue to evolve and adapt to the ever-changing landscape of local entertainment, becoming instrumental in the shaping of Filipino pop culture, as well as showcasing the vibrance of television, in general. They have served a convergence point among Filipino audiences, becoming a microcosm for local consumerism and mirroring the highs and lows of the modern Filipino viewer, and the heart, itself, of the nation. The Dawn of Noontime Entertainment Noontime television in the local setting, traces its roots to as early 1958, the year the iconic, Student Canteen, premiered on ABS-CBN (via CBN-9). The success of the show…

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The Kapamilya noontime show’s April 6 debut, on GMA Network’s main channel, threatens to crush the tight competition between the two lording noontime shows. With GTV and A2Z alone, It’s Showtime, has been able to beat noontime mammoth, EAT Bulaga, in the ratings battle. The Kapamilya show has in fact emerged the number one noontime show, 19 times already, since it made its historic debut on GMA Network’s other free-to-air channel, GTV, on July 1, 2023. Now, with It’s Showtime, airing for the first time on the Kapuso Network’s main channel (DZBB-TV Channel 7), which once made EAT Bulaga an indomitable force in…

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Serving as Marian Rivera’s comeback TV series, My Guardian Alien, banks on immersive visuals, heartwarming story, and impressive directorial direction, to deliver an intergalactic primetime spectacle. Synopsis: Marian Rivera plays the goddess-looking, 11-1-20-8-5-22-9-12-5, an extra-terrestrial being, who has assumed the form of the deceased  human, Katherine. Her arrival to the lives of father-and-son, Carlos (Gabby Concepcion) and Doy (Raphael Landicho), serves as both a blessing and a curse, as it marks a transformative journey for Carlos’ family, while it also exposes their lives to an impending intergalactic threat, one Katherine must prevent, while also keeping her true identity concealed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sAnZlG4DTM Visual Brilliance.…

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Packed with sweetness, comic energy, and warmth, the Philippine remake of this global K-Drama hit, is completely on a different level of insanely fun! The Philippine adaptation of What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim? has arrived on Viu, and it’s armed with fantabulous sweetness and charm, you simply can’t resist. Not to mention the KimPau (Kim Chiu and Paulo Avelino) team up has just recently got the whole country furious in Linlang, the heartwarming series about an office romance between a narcissistic boss and his employee, is certainly a much-needed breather. Here are five compelling reasons, why you need to put…

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Vice Ganda defied conventions and broke down  cultural barriers, by hitting pinnacles of success previously accomplished by no other member of the LGBTQIA+ community, in the local entertainment scene. At 48, Vice Ganda stands as a screaming proof to the power of  determination, resilience, sheer artistry, and ingenuity. A living icon and a master of what he does, the Kapamilya artist transcended and succeeded tribulations of his career, all to show the local entertainment industry he lords, that she remains on top of his game, shining luminously as the “unkabogable phenomenal superstar” he has become. Celebrating his 48th year and…

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In an unprecedented move that ushers a new era in Philippine entertainment, ABS-CBN has not only continued its glorious pivot to digital dominance but also forged a historic collaboration with its former rival, GMA Network. After the non-renewal of its broadcast franchise in 2020, ABS-CBN has been on a transformative journey, shifting its focus to becoming a content powerhouse both in traditional television and in the digital space. The network’s head of digital, Jamie Lopez, highlighted the significant growth of ABS-CBN’s digital presence, which now serves audiences worldwide with a diverse range of content. Similarly, ABS-CBN has made significant strides…

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BINI, the vibrant all-girl ensemble, has taken the PPOP world by storm. From their humble beginnings to becoming the most streamed PPOP idol group on Spotify, BINI’s journey is nothing short of spectacular. Here’s a look at how these talented artists have bloomed in maturity and diversity, capturing the hearts of fans worldwide. A Blossoming Beginning BINI traces its humble beginning from their meticulous two-year training at ABS-CBN’s Star Hunt, a massive talent search and campaign launched by the network to look for and nurture promising talents, a few years  ago.Their dedication paid off when they debuted in June 2021…

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Not too many stars rise to pinnacle of success as Kathryn Bernardo. At 28, she is already royalty, with multiple achievements under her belt. From being a child actress to her sensational ascent to superstardom, she relentlessly moves forward in her career, reinventing and adapting to the ever-evolving landscape of Philippine entertainment. As her generation’s most bankable leading lady, Bernardo touched millions of lives and captured the hearts of many. That said, it’s her journey as a solo artist, which began just recently, that ultimately allowed her showcase the best she has to offer. From Primetime Queen to Solo Artist…

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Kim Chiu continues to solidify her status as a formidable force in the industry, riding the wave of changes that the Philippine entertainment landscape seems to have no choice but ride. Kim Chiu’s vibrant showbiz career stands as a screaming testament to adaptability, longevity, and lasting mass appeal. From her humble roots as a reality TV darling to becoming a teleserye royalty, Chiu has dealt with the shifting tides of showbiz with grace and tenacity, riding its every shocking turn, with sheer wit and infectious energy. Her journey is a touching tale filled with immersive lessons about personal transformation and…

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In the ever-evolving landscape of Philippine showbiz, the sensational rise of a new loveteam that captures the hearts of millions is a phenomenon that echoes through the annals of entertainment history. The latest to join this illustrious lineage are Belle Mariano and Donny Pangilinan, collectively known as DonBelle, who have swiftly risen to become the new generation’s phenomenal loveteam. The Legacy of Loveteams: A Cultural Phenomenon The Philippines has long cherished its loveteams, with pairs like that of Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III, Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion, Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual, Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd…

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The Kapamilya noontime show moved to GMA Network’s sister free-to-air channel, GTV, July, last year. The twists and turns on noontime continue to persist. In the wake of the untimely and abrupt cancellation of TAPE Inc’s Tahanang Pinakamasaya, speculations about which show will occupy the vacated noontime block of the Kapuso Network’s main channel, had netizens and loyal noontime viewers guessing. Will a currently-airing show take over, or will a newly-produced noontime show, debut on Kapuso daytime’s biggest ad revenue-generating block? After some reports alluding to Willie Revillame’s Wowowin taking over the block is no longer pushing through, more reports…

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