Thursday, April 28, 2022

Leni-Kiko Supporters Clamor to Include Monsour Del Rosario in the Official 'Tropang Angat' Senatorial Slate

FOLLOWING the removal of Migz Zubiri in the official senatorial slate of the Robredo-Pangilinan tandem, netizens and supporters are asking to fill in the now-vacant 12th spot with Monsour Del Rosario. 

On Twitter and other social media channels, Leni-Kiko supporters are calling for Monsour Del Rosario to be included in the official 'Tropang Angat' senatorial slate.


Del Rosario, who entered the senatorial race under the banner of Partido Reporma, recently gained attention from Leni-Kiko supporters for openly supporting Robredo after presidential candidate Ping Lacson resigned as chairman of Reporma. Since then, Del Rosario has been adopted by the 1Sambayan group, which now has a total of 11 candidates, 8 of whom also belong to the official 'Tropang Angat' slate.

A former athlete who competed in the 1989 Seoul Olympics for the game of taekwondo and a famous action star in the ‘90s, Monsour Del Rosario has served the Filipino people for 9 years as a Makati councilor for two terms. He was also a congressman from 2016 to 2019, where he made 292 bills and resolutions, including the Telecommuting Act of 2018 or Work From Home Law, which aided many Filipino workers at the height of the pandemic.


If he wins, Del Rosario plans to promote the Healthcare Heroes Card for medical frontliners, the Athlete's Pension for athletes who have brought honor to the country, a proper education and development system for children with different learning abilities, and help farmers, fishermen, and others in the agriculture sector to facilitate the delivery of benefits and other government processes for them.


“I thank the netizens and supporters of VP Robredo and Sen. Pangilinan for their vote of confidence in me but only the Leni-Kiko team can make the decision if they want to include me in their official slate or not. In the end, it’s voters who will decide who they want to become their next senators. That is why our 1Sambayan slate is also here to offer alternatives. If people choose to vote for me, then I will be extremely grateful and I will make sure to repay their votes with 101% genuine service, just as I did when I was in Congress,” Del Rosario said.


The 1Sambayan senatorial slate is composed of 11 members: Teddy Baguilat, Neri Colmenares, Leila De Lima, Chel Diokno, Dick Gordon, Risa Hontiveros, Elmer Labog, Alex Lacson, Sonny Matula, Sonny Trillanes, and Monsour Del Rosario. Meanwhile, the 'Tropang Angat' official senatorial slate of the Leni-Kiko tandem is composed of Baguilat, De Lima, Diokno, Gordon, Hontiveros, Lacson, Matula, and Trillanes plus guest candidates Jejomar Binay, Chiz Escudero, Joel Villanueva, and Migz Zubiri – the latter recently removed from the slate leaving the list down to also 11 candidates.


Since April 8, Del Rosario has been attending campaign rallies of the Leni-Kiko tandem and noticeably draws crowds, including their biggest by far in Pasay City last April 23. There, Del Rosario impressed many Leni-Kiko supporters as he also joined the people in the Makatindig Assembly Walk organized by volunteers of the Robredo People's Council.

“It is heartwarming to see people uniting for a purpose to make our country better. I don't think it's just a coincidence that I am now with 1Sambayan. I feel that I was destined to be here because my purpose in running for senator is very much aligned with the purpose of the people who support 1Sambayan and the Leni-Kiko tandem. We all have the same desire to uplift the lives of every Filipino through a trustworthy government that is committed to true public service,” Del Rosario adds.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera to Co-produce Milestone Project ‘Jose & Maria’s Bonggang Villa’

IT’S official! Kapuso Primetime King and Queen Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera are set to make their much awaited TV comeback with the sitcom ‘Jose & Maria’s Bonggang Villa.’

Last Monday, April 25, the two Kapuso prime stars attended the contract signing together with GMA Network and APT Entertainment executives who showed their full support via video messages and their presence at Luxent Hotel.

Present during the momentous event were GMA Network Films, Inc. President and Programming Consultant to the Chairman and CEO Atty. Annette Gozon-Valdes; First Vice President for Program Management Department Jose Mari R. Abacan; and Assistant Vice President for Program Management Department Concie Agnes.


In attendance from APT Entertainment were CEO and President Michael Tuviera; COO and CFO Jojo Oconer; and Vice President for Production Operations Camille Montaño.


Dingdong expresses his heartfelt gratitude to GMA and APT for this partnership, “Na-realize namin na naging tahanan namin ang GMA for the past two decades and forever grateful kami sa tiwala na binigay ninyo sa amin. 

"It was because of GMA kung bakit ko nakilala ang aking mapapangasawa at dahil ‘dun nagtayo kami ng sarili naming tahanan at doon nangyari ang idea na mag-shoot kami ng small videos sa bahay na ang title ay ‘Jose at Maria.’ Doon ko na-realize na ang sarap talaga ka-trabaho ni Marian na sobrang professional at sobrang galing at kahit sa mini-videos na ‘yun ay ganun pa rin ang kanyang dedication. 

"That’s why sabi namin, we want to bring this to the next level. That’s where APT comes in na nagtiwala sa amin at sa concept na puwede namin gawin together. I’m very grateful for the trust, for building on the idea, at dahil ‘dun nanganak ang tahanan naming maliit sa isang mas magandang konsepto which is ‘Bonggang Villa’ kaya maraming salamat APT for everything and of course, sa GMA, for trusting us with this one. Para sa amin hindi lang siya trabaho or task as an actor, this is also very personal to us, dahil dream namin ito, na makasama ulit ang isa’t isa sa trabaho, na makabilang sa isang show that we are also part of through co-producing and creating.”


Marian agrees with Dingdong that this is a dream project for them, “Isa ito sa mga pinangarap namin, lalo na sa akin kasi ang tagal ko nang hindi lumabas sa primetime, hindi ako makapaniwala na totoo na ito, na mangyayari na ito kasi pangarap ko talaga magkaroon ng sitcom kasama si Dong. So ito na ang pangarap na ‘yun kaya sabi ko sa mga taong nagmamahal at naghihintay, malapit n’yo nang mapanood sina Maria at Jose.”

Michael Tuviera, Atty. Annette Gozon-Valdes, Dingdong Dantes,
Marian Rivera, Jose Mari R. Abacan, & Jojo Oconer

GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon reveals that the fans of Dingdong and Marian are definitely looking forward to their comeback project, “Sina Dingdong at Marian ay dalawa sa mga homegrown talents ng GMA Network na naging pinaka-popular. Ang kanilang mga programa ay puro matataas ang rating. Kaya naman excited kami sa kanilang first sitcom dito sa GMA. Nakakasiguro kami na ang kanilang maraming fans dito sa Pilipinas at abroad will welcome them back in TV very soon.”


Executive Vice President and CFO Felipe S. Yalong, on the other handshares the fans excitement to finally meet Jose and Maria, "Congratulations, Dingdong and Marian! We are excited to meet Jose and Maria in this new sitcom and we are so proud of how much you two have grown, as individual artists in your craft, and now, as co-producers of GMA. We are looking forward to many more partnerships with you."


Gozon-Valdes highlights how big and special this project is, “We’ve always loved working with APT and mas special ang project na ito kasi pagbibidahan ng ating pinakamamahal na Primetime King and Queen ng GMA. What’s even more special about this is partners namin sila sa programang ito. I’m sure sabik na sabik na ang lahat na mapanood sila back in television and magkasama pa ang dalawang pinaka-talented at sikat na artista ng Pilipinas. We are very excited to finally have this show on air and sana magustuhan ito ng mga manonood.”


Abacan gladly welcomes APT and the Kapuso couple in the roster of GMA partnerships with various content producers, “I’m very happy because these past few days magmula noong mag-pandemya, nagkaroon tayo ng maraming partnerships with GMA. Ikinagagalak ko na syempre hindi makukumpleto ang partnerships kung hindi natin magiging partner ang APT at ang pinakamamahal na hari at reyna ng Primetime. So, very happy kami ngayon na magkakatrabaho na tayo this time in something that they’re going to be producing as well. So, I’d like to welcome APT and Marian and Dingdong.”


Meanwhile, Tuviera, says that Dingdong and Marian inspired him with their dedication to their craft, “Sobra akong na-inspire because I've been wanting to work with them for the longest time as producers also as co-producers. I think first time nila ulit to be together on screen in more than 10 years. So, it's such a big honor for APT to be partnering with GMA again, of course, and for the first time naman as co-producers not just our lead stars, the royal couple. Thank you very much for this opportunity Dong and Yan and we look forward to this journey.”


Lastly, Oconer expresses his excitement on the partnership, “Kami sa APT, we are very excited and grateful to be working with really good friends. Sila Dingdong, Marian, Joey, Ms. Annette and everybody from GMA. We are just looking forward to this sitcom.”


Catch ‘Jose & Maria’s Bonggang Villa’ beginning May 14 on GMA Network.


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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Monsour Del Rosario, Joins Makatizens For Leni-Kiko's NCR Grand Rally

KASAMANG tumindig ng 'Makatizens for Leni-Kiko' ang dating Makati District 1 Congresman at ngayon ay senatorial candidate na si Monsour Del Rosario.

Sa Makatindig Grand Assembly Walk nitong umaga ng Sabado, Abril 23, nakiisa si Del Rosario sa mga supporters nina Vice President Leni Robredo at Sen. Kiko Pangilinan sa kanilang paglalakad mula Ayala Triangle Gardens hanggang Osmena Highway, bago tumulak sa caravan papuntang Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City, kung saan gaganapin ang NCR Grand Rally ng Leni-Kiko team.

“Nakakataba ng puso na makitang nagkakaisa ng mga tao para sa isang layunin na mapabuti at mapaganda ang ating bansa. Tingin ko hindi lang basta pagkakataon itong pagkakasama ko sa 1Sambayan na sumusuporta sa Leni-Kiko tandem.

"Nakatadhana ito dahil ang layunin ko sa aking pagtakbo bilang senador at ang layunin ng mga taong sumusuporta sa 1Sambayan at sa Leni-Kiko tandem ay iisa. Pare-pareho ang hangarin namin na maiangat ang buhay ng bawat Pilipino sa pamamagitan ng isang gobyernong tapat sa paninilbilhan sa tao,” wika ni Del Rosario

Si Del Rosario ay bahagi ng Partido Reporma, ngunit kamakailan ay napabilang na rin siya 1Sambayan senatorial slate na kadikit ng Leni-Kiko tandem. Bagamat hindi bahagi ng opisyal na “Tropang Angat” senatorial slate nina Leni-Kiko, nananatiling buo ang pagsuporta ni Del Rosario sa tandem at sa mga adhikain nito para sa bansa.

“Kami sa 1Sambayan, ang ino-offer namin sa publiko ay isang alternative na listahan ng mga senador. Kahit na yung iba sa amin ay hindi bahagi ng official na endorsed senatorial slate, kami ay sure na sure na 100% ang suporta namin kina VP Leni Robredo at Sen. Kiko Pangilinan. Gusto kong ipaalala sa ating mga kakabayan kung gaano kahalaga ang pagboto sa mga senador na buo ang suporta sa pinipili nilang presidente at bise presidente.

"Pagdating ng panahon, kaming mga senador ang magiging kaagapay ng presidente sa pagpatupad ng mga batas na kakailanganin natin para mapaunlad ang bansa at maiangat ang buhay ng lahat ng Pilipino. Kaya hinihikayat ko ang ating mga kababayan na pumili ng mga senador na tunay na kaalyado ng presidente,” dagdag ni Del Rosario.


Thursday, April 21, 2022


A girl in a constant battle for her life is asking a boy to fight for their love. But the boy is also fighting his own battles.

This is the premise of real life couple McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson’s new film “Habangbuhay,” a Vivamax original movie now streaming on Vivamax.


Elisse Joson plays the role of Bea in the film. She is diagnosed with Common Variable Immune Deficiency (CVID). This means her body has low levels of protective antibodies making her highly susceptible to various infections.

Because of this, Bea does not have the luxury to go places.  Her overprotective mother Lily (Yayo Aguila) just wants to keep her safe at home. 

In spite of this, Bea maintains a cheerful disposition.  She enjoys  being in her own world filled with music, dreams, and imagination.  She does live streaming to interact with other people.  So, all things considered, Bea is doing good. 


McCoy de Leon is JR, the family’s houseboy.  Years ago, Bea’s nanny took him home after finding him roaming the streets in tears.  JR grew up taking life too seriously, even calling himself a “sad boy.”  But as he learns to loosen up, Bea greatly enjoys his company.  She’s proud to say that he’s the one who truly makes her feel alive. 

But suddenly, this man whom Bea considers her “safe space” seems to be creating a gap between them.  What will become of his promise that they’ll be together for a lifetime? 

“Habangbuhay” is directed by Real Florido, winner of Best Director at the London Film Awards, and Best Feature Film at the  Canada International Film Festival for the movie “1st Ko Si 3rd.”  The same movie also won Gender Sensitivity Award at the QCinema International Film Festival.


This is McCoy and Elisse’s first movie together since 2019 when they starred in “Sakaling Maging Tayo.” Since last year, McCoy has been visible on Vivamax. He was seen in the comedy series “Puto” and the musical film “Yorme – The Isko Moreno Domagoso Story.”

It was also in the latter part of 2021 that McCoy and Elisse revealed that they already have a baby daughter. The news was received positively and fans made #McLisse a trending topic. 

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022


THE Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta or PBA, a leading partylist created to support the Filipino athletes who are poor and marginalized, recently sent a congratulatory message to its newly appointed representative Rambo Nuñez and his fiancée, actress Maja Salvador:

Rambo Nuñez & Maja Salvador

“The PBA Partylist would like to congratulate our very own Rambo Nuñez and the beautiful Maja Salvador on their engagement. 

"We celebrate the excitement of this joyous occasion with the couple, their families and friends.

"In all their years together, Rambo and Maja have consistently proven their love and dedication to the Filipino people—whether it’d be through entertainment (showbiz) or public service. 

Rambo Nuñez & Maja Salvador

"With Rambo’s nomination to the PBA Partylist and now the formality of an engagement, we congratulate the couple for truly winning in love and in life. 

"Additionally, given the couple’s tightly packed schedules, their uncompromising efforts in championing our youth-driven causes are admirable. 

"Maja has been incredibly supportive of Rambo’s endeavors and has been doing her own voluntary efforts in terms of championing the PBA’s advocacy.

"We wish Rambo and Maja a life full of love and success as they embark on this momentous chapter.”

The PBA is a partylist organization in the House of Representatives. It aims to represent the youth with athletic and artistic abilities - but are poor and marginalized in life. It was created for the purpose of discovering, cultivating and harnessing young and promising talents from impoverished and disadvantaged families leveraging on the advantage of sports and culture as a means to uplift lives and empower futures.

Rambo was recently fielded in as among PBA’s partylist representatives for the May 2022 election. 

He and Maja announced their engagement last April 17 after rekindling their romance in 2019.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

GMA Network Airs Special Programming for Holy Week 2022


WITH the long weekend coming up, GMA Network brings viewers a special Holy Week programming to keep Kapuso viewers connected in their faith and reflection while in the safety of their homes.

Begin Maundy Thursday with a quick vacation via "Biyahe ni Drew" at 6 a.m.


Afterwards, bear witness to the stories of His miracles and greatness with "Jesus" at 7 a.m., followed by the heartwarming animated features “Barbie in a Mermaid Tale” at 8 a.m. and “Antz” at 9 a.m., and CBN Asia’s Holy Week specials at 10:30 a.m.

An entertaining film for the family comes next with “Spy Kids 4” at 11:30 a.m. Kapuso viewers can also relive the epic fantasy-adventure trilogy “The Lord of the Rings” starting with "The Fellowship of the Ring" at 1:30 p.m. “This Time I’ll Be Sweeter,” starring Ken Chan and Barbie Forteza, follows at 4:30 p.m.

GMA Network’s flagship newscast "24 Oras" airs at 6:30 p.m. The whole family is also sure to enjoy Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza’s “Imagine You and Me," which begins at 7 p.m. 


Cap off the night with the classic Hollywood movie “Spartacus" at 9 p.m. 


Welcome Good Friday (April 15) with the internationally-acclaimed religious program ‘Power to Unite’ at 6 a.m., then witness the story of the woman who followed Jesus in “Magdalena” at 7 a.m. 


Catch Barbie's next adventure in “Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2” at 8 a.m., and the fun continues with the animated film "Ferdinand" at 9 a.m.


Don’t miss CBN Asia’s Holy Week specials at 10:30 a.m., followed by Jesus' seven last words from the Dominican Province via ‘Siete Palabras’ at 12:00nn. 

Spend the rest of the afternoon with “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” at 2 p.m. and “Moments of Love” with Dingdong Dantes and Iza Calzado at 5 p.m.


Don’t miss the biggest and latest news with 24 Oras at 6:30 p.m. followed by "Miss Granny" starring Sarah Geronimo, James Reid, and Xian Lim at 7 p.m. Then end the day with the Hollywood film "The Ten Commandments" at 9 p.m.

On April 16, Black Saturday, catch "Biyahe ni Drew" at 6 a.m., followed by "The Story for Jesus for Children" at 7 a.m.


Catch a lineup of exciting films, including "Kung Fu Panda 3" at 8 a.m; “The Prince of Egypt” at 9 a.m.; “The Secret Life of Pets” at 10:30 a.m.; and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" at 11:30 a.m.; and the ending of The Lord of the Rings trilogy: “The Return of the King” at 1:30 p.m.


Experience an afternoon of laughter with “Enteng Kabisote 10 and The Abangers,” starring Vic Sotto and Oyo Sotto at 4:30 p.m.


Meanwhile, viewers can catch ‘24 Oras Weekend’ at 6:30 p.m.


Finally, fall in love with the romance movie "Alone/Together" starring Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil at 7 p.m. Then, finish the day with the epic historical drama movie ‘Ben Hur’ at 9 p.m.

Let us all pause and spend a fruitful Holy Week with our loved ones from the comfort of our homes with GMA’s Holy Week specials from April 14 to April 16.

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