Thursday, August 13, 2020

‘iBilib’ makes learning at home more fun with fresh episodes

BEGINNING August 16, join Kapuso TV personality and youth icon Chris Tiu as he tries fun experiments and unravels bizarre facts in the world of science with brand-new episodes of GMA Network’s award-winning infotainment show iBilib


Following the suspension of television production amid the on-going pandemic, Chris is beyond ecstatic to be working again with his comedic co-hosts James and Roadfill of Moymoy Palaboy. He and the program convey their solidarity with frontliners by observing strict precautionary measures upon returning on set.


“I am very excited to go back to work to see my colleagues. This is the longest time we've been apart. The production team seems to be very vigilant and proactive in coming up with the new policies to prevent getting infected,” says Chris.


The Department of Science and Technology ambassador also believes that educational shows such as iBilib are much needed in times like these as great platforms for alternative learning and spreading awareness. “iBilib can certainly help during this COVID crisis by creating awareness and using science to educate people about the virus and tips on prevention,” says Chris.


On this Sunday’s episode, Chris, James and Roadfill are joined by Shaira Diaz in trying out experiments from Street Genius, which viewers can follow at home. Meanwhile, Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera unveils lifehacks on how to keep the kitchen clean.


In an exclusive interview, Chris discovers how dance teacher and Philippine pole dancing pioneer Ed Aniel climbs, twists, and twirls on a metal pole.


Make Sunday mornings more exciting and educational with the fresh episodes of ‘iBilib’ –under the helm of esteemed director Rico Gutierrez – beginning August 16, 9:35AM, and replays every Monday and Tuesday, 8:25AM, only on GMA Network. 



THIS Saturday (August 15), have fun with the Legaspi family as they throw a surprise birthday treat for Carmina Villarroel in the special quarantine episode of 'Sarap, ‘Di Ba? Bahay Edition.'

        This two-part birthday special features an exclusive scoop inside the Legaspi home and how the family celebrates Carmina’s quarantine birthday in a simple yet fun way.

Cassy and Mavy will be preparing cookies and crepes for their mom’s birthday party. Meanwhile, Zoren will take charge of all the surprises and party set up.

        Fans and friends whose lives were touched by the generosity of Nanay Mina, as she is fondly called in the show, will give her heartfelt birthday greetings.

Zoren, Cassy and Mavy will prove how well they know Carmina as they humorously mimic her mannerisms on certain situation in the fun game dubbed “Carmina-risms”.

         On top of that, exciting surprises also await lucky viewers who will get the chance to win cash prizes!

Recharge this weekend and don't miss Carmina’s quarantine birthday bash in ‘Sarap, ‘Di Ba? Bahay Edition’ this Saturday (August 15) and next Saturday (August 22), in its new timeslot, 10:00AM, only on GMA Network. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020



President and CEO of CignalTV and TV5, Robert P. Galang has decades of experience in the broadcast media, telecommunications, and consumer durables. Prior to being President & CEO of the #1 pay TV channel, he was CignalTV’s Head of Sales, where he delved into creating a strong network of distribution partners, improving sales policies and processes, and enforcing strategies to gain increased sales productivity. 

He was appointed as the President and CEO of TV5 Network and CignalTV earlier this year, replacing Basas who has been appointed as the new Chief Marketing Officer of Smart Communications. 

From 2003-2006, he was the Dealer Sales Division of Digitel Mobile Philippines,Inc.(Sun Cellular) as Vice President, with CY2005 sales of more than USD 36 Million and developed and managed a business portfolio of over USD 210 Million while serving as Assistant Vice President of Sales for Globe Telecom, Inc. 


Percival M. Intalan (also known as Perci Intalan) is an internationally awarded Producer/Director/Writer of film and television productions. He is currently the President of The IdeaFirst Company, a creative contentcompany basedin the Philippines that produces feature films, original series and marketing projects and events. 

In 2014, he directed his first feature-length film, “Dementia,” which won Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress in a Foreign Language Film at the 2015 St. Tropez International Film Festival, a Gold RemiAward atthe 48th WorldFestinHouston, andhas screened in film festivals in Portugal and New York. 


Triccie G. Tolentino is the Vice President/Head of Marketing for Media5 Marketing Corporation, the Sales and Marketing arm of TV5 Network, Inc. She leads all strategic communications and campaigns for free-to-air channels, TV5 and One Sports. 

She leads all strategic communications and campaigns for free-to-air channels, TV5 and One Sports. Having been in the Entertainment Marketing industry for over 18 years, she has had the opportunity of working for the three biggest networks in the country, 

ABS-CBN, GMA and TV5. Prior to her foray into the entertainment media business, she spent a good 9 years in advertising, being part of several Multinational Advertising Agencies. 


Isabel “Belay” Santillan has been working in the Communication and Entertainment industry for quite some time now. Her industry work is quite well rounded as she has almost 20 years of experience in Multinational Advertising Agencies here and abroad prior to joining the Entertainment Industry. 

Moving to Media5 (TV5’s Sales and Marketing Arm), she worked closely with TV5 Programming to deliver sales targets. After her stint with Media5, she shifted to Viva where she worked closely with Vic del Rosario and Vincent del Rosario as their Integrated Sales Head for Viva Platforms. Then she became Ad and Corp Sales Head of the largest Cinema Exhibitor in the Country, SM Cinema. Now, she is back with the Mediaquest Group as Head of Cignal Entertainment Business. 


Sienna Olaso currently holds the position of the First Vice President and Head of Channels & Content for CignalTV. 

She oversees the company’s channel operations, creatives and content production (live or recorded). She is responsible for the build and operations of all organic channels for the network and the development and production of all original content for distribution on all the company’s platforms (i.e.,terrestrial, linear, and digital). 


TV5 President and CEO Robert Galang announced a new partnership between the long running broadcast institution and Cignal TV, the country’s top pay TV provider, which would be its major block timer as the network reclaims its position as a contender for the top position in the country’s broadcast industry. 

He also serves as head of Cignal TV — a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings in a concurrent capacity. The partnership, according to him, would be seamless considering the complementary blending of the strengths that each organization brings to the table. 

Cignal TV’s nation-wide reach and technological prowess combined with the innovative and creative nature which TV5 has been known for all these years would be an exciting package for Pinoy viewers. 

The new partnership aims to redefine the entertainment scene by offering topnotch shows and talents that can greatly boost TV5’s re-programming goals which have been an ongoing plan since late 2019, and now bolstered by Cignal TV’s other digital assets. 

"We are revving up our entertainment content creation and will need creatives, talents, directors, scriptwriters, cameramen, etc.," Cignal TV and TV5 Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said. 

According to the Chairman, if they are willing and able to work with the network, then TV5 and Cignal TV are prepared to offer alternative jobs for the relevant displaced workers over time, a clear sign that they are more than ready to welcome new people and program ideas into its fold. 

A major new asset is the NBA that is now available live on Cignal TV as well as TV5 and One Sports. 

“The NBA coming to Cignal TV and TV5 only strengthens our position of bringing the best sports to our Filipino viewers throughout the country,” Galang said. 

        Also coming this August 2020, is TV5’s first salvo of an interesting mix of lifestyle programs and game shows hosted by various artists with proven versatility and mass appeal. 

Its new morning show called Chika, BESH! (Basta Everyday Super Happy) brings together winsome movie and TV personalities Pokwang, Pauleen Luna, and Ria Atayde. In the fitness-centric show Fit for Life, actress-host Jessy Mendiola will draw from her own fitness transformation journey in inspiring viewers to commit to a healthier lifestyle.  Get ready for intimate conversations and real life talk on Usapang Real Life with Luchi Cruz-Valdez. 

There will also be two new game shows that will be headlined by loveable comedians -- Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros for Bawal na Game Show; Jose Manalo and Pokwang for Fill in the Bank – with both shows promising loads of fun and prizes. 

Coming back to TV is Bangon Talentadong Pinoy which aims to reflect the creativity of Filipino artists regardless of the current situation and will be hosted again by Ryan Agoncillo  who will be joined by talent scouts John Arcilla, Janice de Belen and Joross Gamboa in the pilot episode. 

According to Galang, “Our commitment is to celebrate the lives of today’s Filipinos by providing informative as well as inspiring and uplifting entertainment content, and hopefully, in so doing, we are able to make lives, a little better, a little safer, and a little easier in these changing times