Monthly Archives: July 2012

Richard does a camping trip with some kids

Makapiling kang Muli star Richard Gutierrez had a fun time at the shoot of GMA’s new Station ID, which will feature him in a camping scene with fellow Kapuso actors Mark Anthony Fernandez, TJ Trinidad and Mike Tan along with some kids.


“I really enjoyed doing the scene with Mark Anthony, TJ and Mike, and of course spending time with the kids,” he shared. “We gathered around a bonfire and just talked about anything that came to our minds until we eventually ran out of stories to tell.” Continue reading

SPORTS5 coverage follows 11 Filipino athletes’ fate in London Olympics

Shown in the photo taken during the event are: (Standing, from left to right) Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) chairman Monico Puentevella, SMART PLDT chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan, POC president Jose S. Cojuangco Jr., Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Ricardo Garcia, POC 1st vice president and London Olympic Games chief-of-mission Manuel Lopez, Procter and Gamble Philippines president and general manager Sumeet Vohra and Department of Energy secretary Rene Almendras

Kneeling in the photo are members of the Philippine Olympic contingent who were present during the event: (from L-R) Jasmine Alkhaldi (women’s 100m freestyle – swimming), Jessie Khin Lacuna (men’s 200m freestyle – swimming), Hidilyn Diaz (women’s 58kg category – weightlifting), Mark Anthony Barriga (men’s 49kg category – boxing), Marestella Torres (women’s long jump – athletics), Rene Herrera (5000m run – athletics) and Brian Rosario (men’s skeetshooting).

espite having only 11 delegates to the London 2012 Olympics, the Philippines remains hopeful that its athletes will bag the much-coveted podium positions. This year’s Olympics athletic contingent is said to be the leanest team the country has ever fielded since the 1996 Games in Atlanta. Regardless of this fact, this year’s Philippine athletic contingent will surely make the rest of the country proud as they compete for God, country and glory in nine out of the 26 sporting events in this year’s Games.


Philippine audiences will be treated to the most comprehensive coverage of the Olympics in history as SPORTS5, the sports arm of TV5—thru its available platforms including free TV channels TV5, AksyonTV and AKTV and pay TV channel HYPER along with exclusive Cignal channels Hyper2 and HyperHD—promises to keep every minute of action covered as we await the fate of Filipinos in the world’s greatest sporting event.


President Benigno S. Aquino III earlier challenged Mark Anthony Barriga (boxing-49kg), Marestella Torres (track-long jump), Rene Herrera (track-5000M), Jasmine Alkhaldi (swimming-100m freestyle), Jessie Khing Lacuna (swimming-200m freestyle), Hidilyn Diaz (weightlifting-58kg), Brian Rosario (shooting-skeet), Tomohiko Hoshina (judo-+100kg), Daniel Caluag (BMX), Mark Javier (archery-individual) and Rachelle Anne Cabral-dela Cruz (archery-individual) to “surprise the world” and end the Philippines’ 16-year medal drought in the quadrennial games.


Led by TV5 sports ambassador Derek Ramsay and sports reporter Lia Cruz, SPORTS5 will bring Filipinos closer to London as the Kapatid Network and all its affiliate channels deliver blow-by-blow updates and live coverage of many of the Olympics’ sporting events, especially those involving the Filipino contingents. The highly-anticipated Opening will air on TV5, Aksyon TV, Hyper 2 and HyperHD live on July 28 (Saturday) at 4:00 AM (Manila time) with replay on AKTV at 12:00 NN.

Watch the 11 Filipino athletes as they join other outstanding athletes in the quest for Olympic glory on the following broadcast schedules:

§  Rachel Cabral and Mark Javier (Archery – Qualifying Rounds) – July 28, 3-3:30pm on AKTV

§  Jessie Khing Lacuna (Swimming – Qualifying Heats) – July 29, 11:30pm to 2am on AKTV

§  Brian Rosario (Shooting – Qualifying Rounds) – July 31, 9pm to 10pm on AKTV

§  Hidilyn Diaz (Weightlifting) – July 31, 10:30pm to 12:30am on AKTV

§  Mark Barriga (Boxing – First Round) – July 31, 11pm to 2:30am on AKTV

§  Jasmine Alkhaldi (Swimming – Qualifying Heats) – August 1, 9pm to 11pm on AKTV and August 2, 3:30am to 5am on TV5

§  Tomohiko Hoshina (Judo) – August 3, 5pm to 6:30pm on AKTV and Hyper

§  Marestella Torres (Long Jump) – August 7, 5pm to 7:30pm on AKTV

§  Rene Herrera (5,000m Race) – August 8, 2am to 4:30am on AKTV and Aksyon TV

§  Daniel Caluag (Cycling) – August 8, 11pm to 1am on AKTV and August 9, 9:30am to 11am on Hyper

The 2012 London Olympics will run from July 28 to August 13. Stay glued to TV5 and its affiliate channels for the latest sporting action from the Games.

Hit LIKE: Miss Philippines will conquer the World

By this time, Miss World Philippines 2012 Queneerich Rehman, has already competed in some of the fast track events of the 2012 Miss World in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. Customary to the Miss World pageant, fast track events like Top Model, Beach Beauty, Sports, Talent and Beauty with a Purpose let candidates earn points in the Miss World scoreboard. Just a few days ago, Rehman received a standing ovation from the audience and fellow contestants in the Talent Competition for showcasing her beatboxing prowess, a talent unusual in Miss World. She also made it to the top 47 candidates who will strut their stuff in the runway for the final Top Model Competition on August 12, also a fast track event. Continue reading

“STUTTERING” by Jessica Sanchez


Remember how the judges were left ‘stuttering’ when the sensational American Idol songstress Jessica Sanchez performed a stunning and soulful rendition of Jazmine Sullivan’s “Stuttering”? She sang that song like it was her own and totally killed it! Randy Jackson described Jessica’s performance as the ‘biggest fish of the night.’ Jennifer Lopez added, ‘My favorite part in the middle is you started digging’, while Steven Tyler expressed, ‘Every time you sing, I forget where I am.’ Continue reading

Dennis Trillo and Director Aloy Adlawan team up for Cinemalaya film ‘Ang Katiwala’

Filipino filmmakers showcase their artistic and cinematic works via Cinemalaya.

This year, one of Cinemalaya’s much-anticipated entries is ‘Ang Katiwala’ topbilled by award-winning Kapuso actor Dennis Trillo.

In the story, Dennis portrays the role of Ruben who loses his job as a carpenter in a small town in Zambales. Desperate to sustain their living, he accepts a job as a caretaker of an abandoned property in Quezon City.

He finds out that the previous owner of the house is an important figure in the country’s history. He starts reading up to get to know more about the life of this person, his accomplishments and what he has done for the people.

His fascination about the person’s life and his inevitable hero-worship irks the only friend he has in the sprawling compound, the night-shift security guard, Gimo, who jokes that Ruben is slowly being possessed by the soul of his new hero. As the film unfolds, more strange things begin to unravel as Ruben probes deeper and deeper into the life of the house’s mysterious owner.

According to Dennis, being part of this project is one of the highlights of his showbiz career. “Alam mo napakagandang experience nito sa akin bilang aktor. Parang mas lalo pa akong natuto sa aking craft. Panigurado, hindi ito ang huling pelikulang gagawin ko for Cinemalaya. Saka, hinahangaan ko si Direk Aloy for working very hard for this project. I hope marami pang pelikulang ganito na magawa sa Philippine Movie Industry.” Dennis shares.

It is not the first time that Director Aloy Adlawan had the chance to work with Dennis, in fact they have worked together for GMA’s afternoon program Magdusa Ka in 2008.

Direk Aloy expresses his happiness that Dennis accepted the project. “Alam niyo when I was writing the script for Ang Katiwala, nasa isip ko na talaga si Dennis na gumanap sa role ni Ruben because he has proven to be one of the best actors of his generation. I’m glad na tinanggap at ginampanan niya ng mabuti ang proyekto.”

Ang Katiwala is written and directed by Aloy Adlawan. The film will be shown on the following dates and venues: July 27 (1:30PM at Greenbelt Cinema 3 and 6:15PM at CCP MKP Hall), July 28 (4:00PM at Trinoma and 9:00PM at CCP Studio Theatre) and July 29 (1:30PM at Greenbelt Cinema 3)