Friday, July 28, 2023

It’s A Wrap: Puregold Channel’s Romcom Series 'Ang Lalaki sa Likod ng Profile' in Numbers

PUREGOLD Channel recently wrapped up its latest hit series, Ang Lalaki sa Likod ng Profile, with a swoon-worthy season finale that left romcom fans happily fulfilled when lead stars Bryce (Wilbert Ross) and Angge (Yukii Takahashi), who had earlier drifted apart, finally found their way to each other—again.

It was the ‘happily ever after’ that ALSLNP’s loyal followers wished for years earlier when Bryce and Angge agreed to part ways to seek self-discovery and personal growth. 

Wilbert Ross & Yukii Takahashi

The finale also depicted “endings,” not only in the realm of love and romance but also of friendship, like that of Genski (Kat Galang) and Ketch (Migs Almendras). Series fans also saw how life panned out for Bryce’s mother Bessie (Marissa Sanchez) and Angge’s brother Cyrus (TJ Valderrama).

There were glimpses, too, of Bryce and Angge as individuals with  career aspirations. All told, ALSLNP bore priceless lessons on the realities of life, much of which viewers could relate to.


Indeed, just like Puregold Channel's previous YouTube series, Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask, and its award-winning Tiktok sensation 52 WeeksAng Lalaki sa Likod ng Profile was a resounding success as it delivered pure entertainment to Puregold Channel's 219,000 subscribers, along with viewers across various other platforms.

Yukii Takahashi

ALSLNP’s feat translates into impressive digits. On YouTube alone, episodes of ALSLNP garnered views ranging from 150,000 to more than 300,000. The trailers for the series drew widespread attention, as well, amassing organic views ranging from 190,000 to 270,000.


Moreover, the show sparked fans’ enthusiasm in expressing their thoughts and feelings, with each episode generating scores of positive comments filled with praise and admiration.


“This remarkable achievement is a win for Puregold's retailtainment efforts,” Ms. Ivy Hayagan-Piedad, Puregold's Marketing Manager, proudly noted, “We are happy that we created and presented a story that beautifully weaves together Filipino culture and values with contemporary issues." 

Wilbert Ross 

Fans couldn't contain their excitement and shared their thoughts on the final episode:


@easterlizaborcelis couldn’t get enough, and says, "Grabeng ganda. Lagi akong nakaabang sa episode nito. More please."


"Naaliw ako sa series na ito. More projects for these actors and actresses. Sarap din minsan makanapanood ng light lang na drama, may comedy pa," @pril0413 adds.


@danicatresvalles6461 calls on Puregold to create more of these stories. "More pa sanang ganito, please, Puregold. The best ka!"

Kat Galang & Migs Almendras

Meanwhile, @bricemendez6401 felt satisfied with the series’ wonderful conclusion. "Nagustuhan ko talaga ito. Husay, lahat panalo! Para sa akin bu-solve na ako rito, hindi bitin, hindi na kailangan ng season 2. Naipasok na lahat ng sustansya't aral dito sa series na ito. Pero sana magkaroon ulit ng Yukii-Wilbert projects."


On the other hand, @grandesorellavlog4582 hopes for a season 2. "Wah! Thanks Ninang Puregold. I love it. I hope may Season 2 for them. This story has a lesson for everyone na you have to be brave and take a risk to [express] your feelings to the person that is special [in] your life, so that you will have no regrets in life."


Piedad assures ALSLNP fans and Puregold Channel followers: “Puregold is committed to serving customers the best way it can. We offer not just superior products in our retail chain; through Puregold Channel we also deliver delightful content that brings joy and inspiration to everyone. We urge our followers to subscribe, as there will be more fun stories to watch for!”

Netizens may still join the ALSLNP fandom and catch up on previous episodes, all featured on Puregold’s official YouTube Channel. Those who missed the finale can check out Ang Lalaki sa Likod ng Profile through the series’ last episode.


Do you want FREE entertainment? Subscribe now to Puregold Channel on YouTube. For more updates, like on Facebook, follow @puregold_ph on Instagram and Twitter, and @puregoldph on TikTok.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Sylvia Sanchez Throws Bridal Shower for Maine Mendoza, Praised by Netizens

AWARD-WINNING actress Sylvia Sanchez shared on her Instagram account the pajama party prepared for the bridal shower of future daughter-in-law Maine Mendoza, who is about to marry her eldest son, Congressman Arjo Atayde.

The party took place on Sunday evening, July 23, 2023.

Along with the series of photos and video, Sylvia captioned it...
"Happy to welcome you to our big happy and crazy family.
"Soon!!! Mrs Maine Mendoza Atayde ka na. Cant wait for the Big Day. 
"Love you, my soon to be Daughter in law.
"Happy afternoon!"


And the actress and TV host replied...
"Aahhhh thank you so much Roco, Campo, and Atayde family for last night (red hot emoji) Had such a wonderful time with everyone. Thank you, tita… future mom!!! Love you (happy face and red hot emoji). "

The messages of the netizens are beautiful, who are very happy with Mrs. Atayde's post that also shows their fabulous gifts... 


"@mainedcm wahhh future MOM. Love it ! U are so loved by your soon better half's Fam. So lucky. Congrats future Mrs. Nicomaine Dei Mendoza Atayde."

"Bridal shower pa lang ano pa kaya sa wedding mismo?"

"Having a mother in law that loves you as much as this is a blessing. You already know that settling down with the man that you love will always be light and easy!"

"Very ideal ang pagpapakasal nila arjo and maine. Napaka ganda ng proseso ng simula nila."

"Awww napaka swerte ni Maine sa mother in law niya mahal na mahal siya."

"Sarap lng magkaron ng ganyang mother in law."

"Congrat's and Best wishes, GodBless to your coming weeding Maine. Love ka namin Mainer's all over the world."

"So lucky this girl Maine maraming ang nag mamahal sa kanya. Ano ganap kaya sa wedding nila for sure big celebration yan. Aling ibyang baka naman.... kahit ilang picture sa wedding masilip man lang namin. Hahahahaha luv you @sylviasanchez_a."

Sadly, Arjo's sister, Ria Atayde, did not make it to Maine's bridal shower, because she was still in London and had just arrived in the Philippines. 

In her IG story, she gave a message to her future sister-in-law...

“Sad to have missed this but happy everyone had a great time [heart emoji] Welcome to the family, @mainedcm”

A few more comments from netizens:

"Ang lucky nina Maine and Zanjo to have a future mother-in-law na mabait at mapagmahal na tulad ni @sylviasanchez_a I admire her so much.

"Sana next year c ria nman at zanjo, dhil super gustong gusto ko cla."

The 'big day' is about to happen and let's just wait for what they will post in the coming days about Arjo and Maine's most talked-about wedding.

Best wishes Mr. and Mrs. Arjo Atayde!

Friday, July 21, 2023

‘Gary V: Back At The Museum’: A Special Birthday Concert Series For A Cause

CELEBRATED OPM icon Gary Valenciano, a.k.a. Gary V, is set to return to Music Museum this August for a special birthday concert series titled Gary V: Back At The Museum. 

The series takes place on August 4, 12, 19, and 26, marking his triumphant return to an iconic venue where he previously captivated audiences with his electrifying performances.

Fans can expect a thrilling performance from the multi-talented artist, who has inspired millions of fans through his craft as an actor, dancer, musical arranger, musician, singer, songwriter, and video producer. 

Known for his ability to connect with audiences and his high-energy stage presence, Gary will surely deliver an entertaining and meaningful show.

Gary's previous shows at Music Museum were quite memorable. So when his management team at Manila Genesis Entertainment & Management, Inc. began planning for his 40th anniversary, they knew they had to do something at Music Museum.

After all, it’s the perfect place to celebrate this significant milestone in Gary’s career, not just because of the venue’s intimate setting but also because of his relationship with it.

Over the years, Gary has performed over 100 concerts at Music Museum. His extensive history at the venue includes concerts such as 'Sights and Sounds Of Gary V' in 1989; 'Images Of Gary V' in 1990; 'A Decade Of Gary V' in 1993; 'Gary V By Request'; 'Gary V Hits Music Museum'; 'Gary V @ 23'; 'His Love'; and many more.

In 2010, he collaborated with actor, director, and writer Freddie Santos in 'Gary V: Soul In Motion', his first solo, full-length concert series since 'Live At 25'. In 2012, Gary V pushed the boundaries of live performances in the Philippines by using video mapping technology in a concert titled 'On Higher Ground'.

This series marks the birthdays of Gary (August 6) and his wife Angeli (August 26) and supports the Shining Light Foundation. This non-profit organization provides medical aid to indigent families and scholarships to deserving children, which resonates with Gary's dedication to children's rights and aiding those in need.

The setlist of Gary V: Back At The Museum showcases his greatest hits. He will share the stage with his daughter Kiana, who will fly in from the US for a special guest appearance, and the Manoeuvres. 

His eldest son Paolo will direct the show, and Mon Faustino will handle the musical direction. Soundcheck will provide technical support. 

This series’ sponsors include ABS-CBN, AIA Philippines, ASAP Natin 'To, Skelan, Globaltronics, the Philippine STAR, Partners in Christ Foundation, and Toni&Guy.

This series is Genesis’ 37th anniversary offering, so special guests and surprises are in store for those attending the shows. 

Tickets are priced at Php5000.00, Php3000.00, and Php1,500.00. Tickets are available at all TicketWorld outlets. For ticket inquiries, text or call +639279675179 or +639696231564.

Stay updated on the series with the official hashtag #GARYVBackAtTheMuseum. For the coolest news and updates on Gary, follow him on Instagram and TikTok (@garyvalenciano); and on Twitter (@GaryValenciano1). 

You can also like his official Facebook page (Gary Valenciano) and subscribe to his o YouTube channel (GaryValencianoOfficial).

Thursday, July 20, 2023



THE Moon, directed by Kim Yong-hwa, is a gripping, emotional, epic-action, and one of Korea’s highly anticipated films of the year. It will open across the Philippines on AUGUST 16. 

EXO’s Doh Kyung-soo is astronaut Sun-woo in The Moon.

In The Moon, Korea’s first manned mission to the moon ends in a tragic disaster when an explosion occurs on board. Seven years later, a second human spaceflight is launched successfully but a strong solar wind causes it to malfunction. 

Sul Kyung-gu is Dr. Kim Jae-goo in The Moon.

One astronaut Sun-woo (DOH) is left stranded in space. Facing another fatal catastrophe, the Naro Space Center turns to its former managing director Dr. Kim (SUL) to help bring Sun-woo back home safely.

Kim Hee-ae is Yoon Moon-young in The Moon.

Watch the trailer below:

Opening in Philippine cinemas August 16, The Moon is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Connect with the hashtag #TheMoonMoviePH

Friday, July 14, 2023

“Voltes V: Legacy” Makes History as the First Philippine TV Program in 'Comic-Con International'

GMA Network’s primetime masterpiece “Voltes V: Legacy” continues to dominate the entertainment world as it becomes the first-ever Philippine TV program to participate in the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2023.

GMA is invited by Dogu Publishing for the biggest annual comics convention in California, USA. According to Dogu Publishing CEO Jerry Blank, they aim to expand the reach of international panels from around the globe, driving the way for a more diverse comic book industry.

SDCC 2023 will take place from July 20 to 23 and will be attended by GMA Senior Vice President Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Assistant Vice President for Drama Helen Rose S. Sese, Assistant Vice President for Post Operations Vincent C. Gealogo, and Telesuccess Productions Executive Producer Larson Chan

The highly-anticipated event will also not be complete without the cast of “Voltes V: Legacy” including Miguel Tanfelix (Steve Armstrong), Ysabel Ortega (Jamie Robinson), Gabby Eigenmann (Commander Robinson), and the show’s esteemed director Mark Reyes.

GMA will formally make its Comic-Con debut on July 22 from 10 am to 11 am at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Afterward, the cast will be signing a limited-edition poster on the convention floor. 


Attendees are encouraged to stop by Dogu Publishing's Booth (#4807) at the SDCC for details on how to participate in the signing. Since the opportunity is extremely limited, fans are advised to secure their place early so they don't miss out.

There is really no stopping “Voltes V: Legacy” from making history, bringing world-class entertainment, and showing off Pinoy Pride on a global scale!


Meanwhile, the groundbreaking live-action adaptation still airs weeknights at 8:00 p.m. on GMA Telebabad and at 9:40 p.m. on GTV. Global Pinoys can also catch the program via GMA Pinoy TV. 


“Voltes V: Legacy” is produced by GMA Network in collaboration with Telesuccess Productions and Toei Company


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Thursday, July 13, 2023

'Ang Lalaki sa Likod ng Profile' Finale: Questions and Theories From Fans

AFTER 13 weeks of making fans swoon, laugh, cry, and fall in love, Puregold Channel’s Ang Lalaki sa Likod ng Profile's story is winding to a close. 

Viewers watched as Angge (Yukii Takahashi) and Bryce (Wilbert Ross) hooked up in the digital world, became friends, grew fond of each other, and eventually developed deeper feelings.

Wilbert Ross & Yukii Takahashi

When Angge and Bryce finally met in real life, sparks flew and fans wondered: could romance be far behind? But insecurity, indecision, and other external factors stood in the way. Bryce and Angge never got to share how they felt until it was too late. Angge got back together with her ex, Jerry (Anjo Resurreccion), with Angge and Bryce drifting apart despite their growing feelings.

Wilbert Ross

Through all the thrill and excitement this wildly popular digital series has generated, viewers are hanging in there, envisioning a “happy ever after” at the end of the road. Here, let us check out what ALSLNP’s rabid fans have to say about this engaging love story.


Is Jerry and Angge’s re-coupling the series’ end game? How will Bryce deal with this?

Yukii Takahashi

Fans speculate that Bryce's flip-flopping has helped drive Angge back to Jerry, her ex. While this is frustrating for Bryce-and-Angge shippers, they feel that Angge deserves a man who bravely owns up to his feelings.


What’s in store for Ketch (Migs Almendras) and Genski (Kat Galang)?

Wilbert Ross & Kat Galang

Bryce's kuwela and kulit BFFs had their own story arc in the series, which viewers thoroughly enjoyed. Genski harbored feelings for Ketch, and it was recently revealed that Ketch felt the same. However, he had to go abroad. Now fans are wondering if there is a future for the duo, as they are rooting for them, too.


Will Bessie (Marissa Sanchez) ever approve of Angge?

Wilbert Ross, Star Orjaliza & Marissa Sanchez

When Bessie, Bryce's mother, eventually met Angge, she asked Angge to spare her son from heartbreak. While Bessie later had a change of heart, fans remain anxious. Will Bessie totally accept Angge, and will Bryce and Angge end up together (which everyone is praying for).


Will Bryce and Angge find success in their personal endeavors?

TJ Valderrama & Yukii Takahashi

So far, Bessie is struggling to keep their family business, Veggie Boy, afloat, hoping that Bryce will play a role in it. Meanwhile, Angge is an aspiring writer of poetry, and her wisdom on love helped Bryce navigate the dating circuit when she was his virtual wingwoman. Fans are also rooting for them to succeed in their personal lives, hoping to see this in the finale.


Do Bryce and Angge truly have a chance at love?

Wilbert Ross & Yukii Takahashi

For hopeless romantics, Bryce and Angge’s happily-ever-after is in the cards. Other viewers are more realistic, however, and only hope that their wish will be granted.


But if the fandom had their way, it is only right that the tandem find their way back to each other. Angge brought out the best in Bryce and showed him his potential. Bryce was there for Angge through good times and bad, and cheered her up with his kindness and affection.

Small wonder that fans are hoping for a satisfying conclusion to the quirky romance that has captured our hearts. Just don’t miss the much-awaited series finale of Ang Lalaki sa Likod ng Profile, to be shown on Puregold’s official YouTube channel on July 15, at 7 p.m. 

Do you want FREE entertainment? Subscribe now to Puregold Channel on YouTube. For more updates, like on Facebook, follow @puregold_ph on Instagram and Twitter, and @puregoldph on TikTok.

Monday, July 10, 2023

MTRCB Tackles A.I. and other Emerging Media during 'Pulong' with Creative Industry

ONE of the major threats posed by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Synthetic Media is the possibility of displacing thousands of Filipino workers belonging to the creative industries owing to the features provided by AI apps that can now produce—photos, videos, and songs. 

Nathaniel “Njel” De Mesa, Vice Chairman of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) said: “We need to have a foresight and anticipate the problem of massive displacement of works due to the advancement in artificial intelligence.”

“All of us are in agreement that this ‘Oppenheimer’ moment is inevitable and that the government should at least start the conversations on how we can help Filipino workerswho might be a ffected—especially those in the creative industries.” He added.

Nathaniel “Njel” De Mesa, Vice Chairman of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB)

Due to this reason, the MTRCB conducted Pulong with the Creative industry which was attended by Artists, Production Specialists, Producers, and partners from the government on 06 July 2023, in Max’s Scout Tuazon, Quezon City.

MTRCB Board Members Pablo “Bogie” Reyes IV, Jerry Talavera, and Racquel “Rocky” Cruz discussed the latest rules and regulations of the MTRCB. 

MTRCB Board Member Pablo “Bogie” Reyes IV
MTRCB Board Member Jerry Talavera

MTRCB Board Member Racquel “Rocky” Cruz

Vice Chairman De Mesa moderated the Panel discussion on AI and Synthetic Media, Panelists include Presidential Advisor on Poverty Alleviation Secretary Larry Gadon, Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (FILSCAP) Chairman Ramon Chuaying, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Assistant Secretary Elizabeth De Leon, Social Media Influencer Mark Lopez, and Acclaimed actress, Ms. Nadia Montenegro who represented the Office of the Honorable Senator Robinhood Padilla.

Nadia Montenegro, Mark Lopez, Assistant Secretary Elizabeth De Leon,
Secretary Larry Gadon and Chairman Ramon Chuaying

'Pulong' is under the Responsableng Panonood (RP) campaign of the MTRCB, where the Board engages in meaningful dialogue with various stakeholders through a “cooperation by way of collaboration” approach. Aside from apprising the participants with the latest information on MTRCB rules and regulations, Pulong also serves as a listening tool for the Board to learn how it can provide support to its stakeholders.