Sunday, August 27, 2023

Starring Andrea, Kyle, Juan Karlos, Elijah, Zaijian, Xyriel, and more: YOUNG STARS SHED LIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH, IMPORTANT ISSUES IN “SENIOR HIGH”

THE country’s next generation of stars, led by Andrea Brillantes, Kyle Echarri, Juan Karlos, Elijah Canlas, Zaijian Jaranilla, and Xyriel Manabat, will tackle the most pressing issues that Gen Z’s are facing today in “Senior High,” ABS-CBN and iWantTFC’s new primetime series that premieres tonight (August 28) at 9:30 PM. 

Twin Sisters Sky & Luna (Andrea Brillantes)

The mystery-thriller series aims to shed light on important and relevant issues that individuals struggle with no matter what social class they belong to. Topics such as suicide, mental health, bullying, and peer pressure are highlighted in the series to help viewers have a better understanding. 

Tanya (Angel Aquino)

“We tackle sensitive topics. I really don’t want to romanticize drugs, mental health, etc. I want to make this different and magkaroon talaga ng impact and makatulong talaga kami sa ibang tao na we need to take responsibility for our own life,” shared Andrea who echoed the sentiments of her co-stars. 

Archie (Elijah Canlas)

“Senior High” opens with the reunion of twin sisters Luna and Sky, both played by Andrea, who have completely different personalities. Luna is smart and bubbly, while Sky is indifferent to others out of resentment to Luna and their mother Tanya (Angel Aquino) for abandoning her with her grandmother. 

Gino (Juan Karlos) & Z (Daniela Stranner)

Sky will enter a whole new world when she joins Luna at the prestigious Northford High. She will get to know more about the different cliques in school, including the group of the wealthy bullies and siblings Archie (Elijah) and Z (Daniela Stranner), Z’s rockstar boyfriend Gino (Juan Karlos), and their friend Poch (Miggy Jimenez).

Roxy (Xyriel Manabat) & Tim (Zaijian Jaranilla)

The other faction of students are the “good ones” who have dirty secrets of their own - Obet (Kyle) and young couple Tim (Zaijian) and Roxy (Xyriel). 

The students of Northford High will be in hot water when Luna dies after falling from a balcony. It will be ruled as a suicide, but Sky is convinced that someone pushed her sister. Sky will become determined to seek justice and in the process, she will uncover a lot more shocking twists than she has ever imagined.

Sky (Andrea Brillantes) & Obet (Kyle Echarri)

Did Luna really commit suicide? What are the secrets of the students?

“Senior High” is directed by Onat Diaz and Andoy Ranay, the same directors of the hit revenge series “Dirty Linen.” It also features Tommy Alejandrino, Gela Atayde, Baron Geisler, Mon Confiado, Sylvia Sanchez, Desiree Del Valle, Kean Cipriano, Ana Abad Santos, Gerald Madrid, Inka Magnaye, Angeli Bayani, Ryan Eigenmann, Rans Rifol, Rap Robes, Kakki Teodoro, and Floyd Tena.

Lydia (Sylvia Sanchez)

ABS-CBN Entertainment and iWantTFC present a Dreamscape Entertainment production, “Senior High,” airing starting tonight, August 28, Mondays to Fridays at 9:30 PM on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, TV5, iWantTFC, and TFC.

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Saturday, August 26, 2023

‘The Atom Araullo Specials: Mata sa Dilim’ Wins Best Current Affairs Program in ContentAsia Awards 2023

GMA Public Affairs’ multi-awarded documentary program “The Atom Araullo Specials” once again raised the Philippine flag as it won the "Best Current Affairs Programme made in Asia for Regional Asia and/or International Markets" at this year’s ContentAsia Awards for the documentary "Mata sa Dilim."

First aired in 2022, the winning documentary delved into how online sexual abuse and exploitation of children has become a silent pandemic, with cases of online child sex abuse worsening amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


"The whole team is elated to receive this recognition from ContentAsia. We want to dedicate the award to the courageous survivors of online child sexual abuse, as well as the advocates who are working tirelessly to fight the spread of OSEC. The work continues," said Atom.

Receiving the award on behalf of the program and GMA Network was The Atom Araullo Specials Executive Producer Ian Simbulan.


Earlier this year, the same documentary also gave the Philippines one of its Gold medals at the 2023 New York Festivals TV & Film (NYF) Awards, winning in the Documentary: Social Issues category. 

Ian Simbulan, The Atom Araullo Specials Executive Producer

The winners at the 4th ContentAsia Awards were announced in a live awarding ceremony held last August 24 in Bangkok, Thailand, which was also broadcast via live streaming. Winners came from 12 countries and represented TV broadcast and production leaders, streamers, and online platforms.


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Thursday, August 24, 2023

Team Jolly’s ‘In My Dreams’ Gets Philippine Free TV Premiere on August 27


GMA Public Affairs' digital drama series ‘In My Dreams,’ headlined by Sparkle sweethearts Sofia Pablo and Allen Ansay, debuts on Philippine free TV this Sunday (August 27), 2 PM, on GMA Blockbusters.


First aired via GMA Public Affairs’ Facebook page and YouTube channel, the six-part narrative digital series has been edited into a tighter film version for the TV premiere.

Sofia is Sari, a certified NBSB who feels she has no control over anything in her life. She maybe an outcast, but Sari is able to escape the real world and be free in her dreams. Here she meets a charming young man named Jecoy (Allen).


As Sari regularly has lucid dreams, she and Jecoy reunite each night. Soon they eventually fall in love. But can a romance found in one’s dream translate into reality?

With its unique storyline that intertwines reality and fantasy, ‘In My Dreams’ caught the netizens’ attention when the six-part digital series was launched earlier this year.


The story, which was well-received by netizens, also touched on the subject of mental health and bullying. Team Jolly fans were treated to different acting skills of Sofia and Allen as they portrayed their characters Sari and Jecoy.

'In My Dreams' also features Sparkle artists Elijah Alejo, Cheska Fausto, Tanya Ramos, Juancho TriviƱo, and Sanya Lopez. Adding excitement to the romance-magic realism series are content creators Ashley Rivera, Christian Antolin, Berniecular, Alexis Vines, and Prince Adrian Dagdag.


It is proudly produced by the team behind the hit series, 'The Lost Recipe.'


Don’t miss the Philippine free TV premiere of 'In My Dreams' this Sunday (August 27), 2 PM on GMA Blockbusters with a simulcast on GTV.


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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Mas malaking misyon. Mas malawak na paglilingkod sa bayan!” GMA Integrated News embraces bigger challenge as ‘News Authority ng Filipino’



ALONG with the changes and challenges of this fast-paced world, GMA Integrated News embraces a greater mission to bring wider public service as the ‘News Authority ng Filipino’ introduces its new tagline: “Mas malaking misyon, mas malawak na paglilingkod sa bayan!”


"Being the most trusted news organization in the Philippines is a great responsibility," said GMA Network Senior Vice President for Integrated News, Regional TV, and Synergy Oliver Victor B. Amoroso. 

“The multi-platform campaign of GMA Integrated News – ‘Mas malaking misyon, mas malawak na paglilingkod sa bayan’ – strengthens our commitment in pushing ‘Serbisyong Totoo’ further by embracing a bigger purpose to bring fair, balanced, and accurate news to a much broader audience as the news authority of the Filipino,” he added.


Together in one studio for the first time since the pandemic, news personalities from GMA News Manila, GMA Regional TV, GMA News Online, and GMA Super Radyo gathered for the GMA Integrated News Omnibus plug that debuted on air and online last August 7.


"This was a massive production endeavor involving many departments in the Network. We had to time everything, the logistics, the setup, and the actual shoot so as not to hamper the news operation," said Vice President and Deputy Head for News Programs and Specials Michelle Seva.


With over 1,000 journalists and personnel across all platforms, 12 strategically located regional TV stations that air newscasts in local languages, 7 Super Radyo stations nationwide, and almost 204 million subscribers online, GMA Integrated News brings the biggest and most important news and updates to Filipinos here and abroad.


"Karangalan po naming lahat na maging bahagi ng pinakamalaki at pinaka pinagkakatiwalaang news organization sa bansa," said GMA Integrated News pillar and "24 Oras" anchor Mel Tiangco.


GMA Integrated News has solidified its status as the "News Authority ng Filipino" in less than a year since its rebirth as a dynamic multi-platform and mega news agency.

It is the home to the leading and most trusted news programs on Philippine TV.


Its flagship newscast, 24 Oras, is still the most watched TV program for January 1 to July 31, 2023, in Total Philippines (combined Urban and Rural) according to Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.


Together with the rest of its newscasts – 24 Oras Weekend, Saksi, GTV’s Balitanghali, State of the Nation, Dobol B TV, and Regional TV News – GMA Integrated News keeps viewers updated throughout the day.


GMA Integrated News also delivers the most regional newscasts in local languages. Across the regions, viewers tune in to GMA Regional TV One North Central Luzon, GMA Regional TV Balitang Bicolandia, GMA Regional TV Balitang Southern Tagalog, GMA Regional TV Balitang Bisdak, GMA Regional TV One Western Visayas, GMA Regional TV One Mindanao, and the morning news programs Mornings with GMA Regional TV, GMA Regional TV Live!, and At Home with GMA Regional TV.


Across the airwaves, its Super Radyo nationwide is the first to deliver headlines, breaking news, and special coverage.


GMA News Online likewise ensures that netizens read and watch only the most up-to-date, clear, and factual news and information.


Unmoved by the changing of the seasons, GMA Integrated News remains steadfast in its commitment to delivering factual news on television, radio, and online – bringing the biggest news and stories of the Filipino to the world.


Mas malaking misyon. Mas malawak na paglilingkod sa bayan. Ito ang GMA Integrated News! Ang News Authority ng Filipino!


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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

“The Missing Husband” Delivers A Unique Story Of Action Suspense Drama Beginning August 28

HOW can a family still get up after losing everything in an investment scam? 


Beginning August 28, a unique story of action suspense drama is coming on GMA Afternoon Prime via “The Missing Husband.

Rocco Nacino & Yasmien Kurdi

The series is headlined by some of the country’s brightest stars: Yasmien Kurdi as Millie, Jak Roberto as Joed,  

Yasmien Kurdi
 Rocco Nacino
 Jak Roberto

Sophie Albert as Ria, Joross Gamboa as Brendan, and Rocco Nacino as Anton.

Sophie Albert
Joross Gamboa

Also starring in the action-suspense drama are Nadine Samonte as Nona, a devoted wife and mother; Shamaine Buencamino as Sharon, Anton’s clingy and dependent mother; 

Nadine Samonte

Shamaine Buencamino 

Michael Flores as Banong, Anton’s happy-go-lucky and lazy brother-in-law; Maxine Eigenmann as Leila, the grumpy and rude sister of Anton; 

Michael Flores
Maxine Eigenmann

Cai Cortez as Glenndolyn, Millie’s fierce yet funny best friend; Bryce Eusebio as Norman, the nerdy and aloof son of Leila and Banong; Patricia Coma as Arya, the smart and achiever daughter of Nona.

Cai Cortez 

Bryce Eusebio 
Patricia Coma


“The Missing Husband” follows the story of OFWs in Qatar, Anton and Millie, who venture to work abroad away from their families to save enough money for their future. However, their plans were disorganized when Millie got pregnant. They try to start anew in the Philippines. After getting married, the two signed up for an investment opportunity. Anton invests all their life savings and invites several others to join. 

Rocco Nacino & Yasmien Kurdi

Later on, Anton finds out that the business is a scam. He and Millie lost all their hard-earned possessions, which caused conflict in their marriage. Things become more complicated when Anton started receiving death threats from those he invited to the investment scheme.


Anton promised Millie that he would fix everything. Until one morning, Anton vanishes, leaving blood all over their kitchen. Was there someone who tried to kill him? Or was it all part of his escape plan? Where can Millie find her missing husband?

The gripping series is produced by the award-winning GMA Entertainment Group headed by Senior Vice President Lilybeth G. Rasonable; Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy; Assistant Vice President for Drama Ali Marie N. Dedicatoria; Senior Program Manager Antonio R. Pastorpide; and Executive Producer Mavic O. Tagbo.


The highly-talented creative team behind “The Missing Husband” is composed of Creative Director Aloy Adlawan; Creative Head Dode Cruz; Head Writer Marides Severino; Writers Renato Custodio Jr., Mark Duane AngoasMaria Christina S. Velasco; Brainstormer Cynthia A. Paz.


Catch the world premiere of “The Missing Husband” — under the helm of esteemed director Mark Reyes — Mondays to Fridays at 4:05 p.m. on GMA Afternoon Prime and Pinoy Hits.


Global Pinoys can also catch the program via GMA Pinoy TV. For more stories about the Kapuso Network, visit

Monday, August 21, 2023

NET25's Family-Oriented Film, "Monday First Screening," Showing in 100 Cinemas Nationwide on August 30th

NET25 Films proudly presents its inaugural cinematic masterpiece, "Monday First Screening," a heartwarming and captivating tale that transcends generations and bring families closer.

This highly anticipated movie, designed to resonate with every member of the family, is set to light up screens nationwide starting August 30th.

"Monday First Screening," is a triumph in family-oriented storytelling, reaffirming NET25's commitment to delivering quality entertainment that can be enjoyed by viewers of all ages.  As a network renowned for its wholesome programming, NET5 Films seamlessly transitions from the small to the big screen with a film that touches the hearts of young and old alike.

At the core of this cinematic gem lies a narrative that speaks to the universal human experience: the quest for love, the value of companionship, and the power of second chances.  In a world where cinematic offerings often cater to specific demographics, "Monday First Screening" stand out as a movie that bridges generations, fostering meaningful conversations and shared moments among family members.

Unlike anything seen before in Filipino cinema, "Monday First Screening" is a celebration of life's most cherished aspects.  Through laughter, tears, and the enchantment of unexpected connections, the film offers a poignant reminder that the journey of life is best experienced when shared with love ones.

NET25 Films boldly ventures into unexplored territory by highlighting the stories of senior citizens seeking love and fulfillment.  This unique perspective has captured the hearts of audiences across the nation, as evidenced by the flood of online comments and reviews praising the film's authenticity and relatability.


With esteemed actors Ricky Davao (as Bobby, the retired architect) and Gina Alajar (as Lydia, the retired professor) leading an exceptional cast, "Monday First Screening" delivers performances that are both heartfelt and inspiring.

Featuring indie stars Soliman Cruz, Ian Ignacio, Che Ramos and Ruby Ruiz as well as two promising new actors, Allen Abrenica (Aljur and Vin’s brother) and Binibining Pilipinas 2023 2nd Runner Up Reign Parani.

Director Benedict Mique's skillful storytelling brings to life characters that mirror the rich tapestry of human emotions, providing a canvas upon which family members can reflect, discuss, and connect.

Mique is best known for his 2018 Cinemalaya thriller "ML" starring Eddie Garcia, 2019's "MOMOL Nights" and the 2023 rom-com "Girlfriend Na Pwede Na" starring real-life couple Kim Molina and Jerald Napoles.

 "Monday First Screening" is not just a movie, it's an experience that invites families to come together, share laughter, shed tears, and leave the cinema with hearts warmed and spirits uplifted.

As NET25's first foray into the world of cinema, the film encapsulates the network's dedication to fostering strong family bonds through meaningful entertainment.

Watch the trailer below: 

Don't miss the chance to be part of this journey that unites generation and celebrates the essence of family. Join us as we step into the world of "Monday First Screening," a film that redefines the family movie experience.

Experience the magic of the family oriented-film and create cherishes memories with your loved ones.  Showing in 100 cinemas nationwide starting on August 30th.