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Kapuso stars join MassKara Festival 2015

5The Kapuso stars can no longer wait for the fun of the much-anticipated MassKara festival to officially begin. They are excited to jump start the celebration coming to the City of Smiles earlier than the festival.

MassKara Festival officially starts on the third week of October, yet Bacoleños will see colors in advance with the Kapuso Network celebrities visiting to be with their fans in the Negros Occidental capital on tomorrow and Monday.

Lovi Poe

Beautiful Strangers stars Lovi Poe and Benjamin Alves are excited to personally meet and bond with the Bacoleños in a Kapuso Mall Show Sunday, 5 p.m. at SM City Bacolod Main Atrium. The award-winning actress and the Kapuso heartthrob are both eager to feel the warm welcome of Bacolod City.

Benjamin Alves

Joining Poe and Alves are the stars of GMA afternoon prime series Destiny Rose. Ken Chan who plays the lead character Joey and Fabio Ide as his love interest Gabriel prepared special numbers and lots of surprises for their fans.

Fabio Ide

The excitement continues with another exciting mall show the following day, Monday. Some of the members of the cast of Buena Familia arrive for a meet-and-greet session. Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose with co-stars Julian Trono and Jake Vargas perform and play some fun games with the Bacoleños 5 p.m. also at the SM City Bacolod Main Atrium.

Julie Anne San Jose

The massive display of colors through dresses, large masks and headpieces make the MassKara festival the one of the most colorful festivals in the country. More than these are the happy personalities and beautiful smiles of the Bacoleños that make the event more meaningful. That is why the Kapuso stars are more than willing to go the extra mile just to be with their supporters from the City of Smiles. 

Julian Trono

 “Every year, GMA Network is always happy to celebrate with the Bacoleños for the MassKara festival. Bringing to you GMA’s biggest Kapuso stars is our way of extending the Network’s gratitude for Bacolod City’s unwavering support,” says Oliver Amoroso, GMA’s Head for Regional Strategy and Business Development Division.

Training Ken Chan to be a woman

In preparation for the biggest transformation on Philippine TV, Kapuso heartthrob and now LGBT advocate Ken Chan has been training under Jonas Gaffud, the country’s most famous beauty queen maker.

The GMA Artist Center star expresses his gratitude for the overwhelming support that the afternoon prime series Destiny Rose has been getting from its viewers. It remains to be the daily trending topic on social media, and it has also taken over the ratings game. With this kind of feedback, Ken feels committed to work harder and give their supporters something more beautiful to look forward to.   

“Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga Kapusong nagpapa-trend at sumusubaybay sa Destiny Rose. Para sa inyo itong ginagawa ko, ang mag-training nang naka-high heels, kasama ang beauty queen maker na si Sir Jonas. Sobrang nakakatuwa kasi ‘di ba, nakahilera na ako sa mga beauty queens.”

One of the things Ken observes as he portrays a transgender is the demeanor and the attitude that comes with it. Despite the challenge, the Destiny Rose actor maintains that he will do whatever it takes to give justice to his role, out of respect for the LGBT community. From the day he took the role, he has already learned a lot about transgenders and the difficulties they go through in life.

“Ngayon, mas tumaas yung tingin ko sa kanila and I believe na Destiny Rose ang magiging instrument para sabihin sa mga taong pare-pareho lang tayong lahat. Hindi biro ang mag-represent sa kanila and to give justice to that, kailangan ko pang pagbutihan. Isa sa mga mahirap gawin talaga ay yung paglakad, yung tindig and yung pagsuot ng heels. Sobrang masakit sa paa pero kailangan, para mabuo ko nang mas maganda si Destiny Rose and I’m doing this for you guys,” Ken concludes.

 Destiny Rose airs Monday to Friday at 4:30 p.m. on GMA Afternoon Prime.

Fans swarm around ‘StarStruck’ Ultimate Final 14

If the crowd in Malolos, Bulacan is an indication of the future of the StarStruck Ultimate 14, then these young men and women should brace for even bigger crowds in the future.

StarStruck Ultimate Final 14 in a mall in Malolos, Bulacan

They now have solid fan bases. On Oct. 4 as each of them appeared on stage at an events center in a mall in Malolos, the shrieks and screams of their fans are eardrum splitting, more so when each of them performed for them.

As Starstruck’s “Kiligserye” series continues on its third installment, the  kids of the Ultimate Final 14 face a more challenging test where they are asked to exhibit on-screen kilig through a romantic-comedy musical capsule.


The episode highlighted the finale of the three-part series featuring the love stories of Joemarie Nielsen and Klea Pineda, Kevin Sagra and Princess Guevarra, and Avery Paraiso and Koreen Medina. Each musical capsule was filmed under the helm of Louie Ignacio.

In The Door, Joemarie and Klea, collectively called JoLea, played childhood best friends secretly in love with each other. As they sang the song “Sa’yo” by Silent Sanctuary, the audience expected they’d break from the comfort of friendship

In the story played out by Avery and Koreen, or  AveReen, the dashing bachelor prepared a surprise serenade for Koreen to show how serious he is with his intentions for his former intern. They sang “Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal.”

Kevin and Princess seemed destined for each other. After a rough first meeting as strangers under the rain, they went on their first date where they each discovered they both have broken hearts as they sang “Di Ko Kayang Tanggapin” by April Boy Regino.

The episode ended with a new development that shook up the competition — the return of the Destinator. On the first week of Starstruck, it was the device that broke the news that they’d advance in the competition. 

StarStruck airs Monday to Friday, right before 24-Oras on GMA7.


Ruru Madrid falls for Solenn Heussaff

Joyce Ching and Ruru Madrid in Karelasyon

With the fast-approaching Halloween, Karelasyon shifts the focus on relationships challenged by mystery, the unknown, and even by terrifying events.

Today GMA Artist Center talents Ruru Madrid and Joyce Ching play the roles of Nando and Mildred, a couple whose relationship was opposed not only by their families but by a curse as well.

According to the elders in their small community, a young fisherman loses his life every few years in exchange for a bountiful harvest from the sea. A mermaid (portrayed by Solenn Heussaff) is believed to lure these young men to their death. With the curse’s imminent return, it seems that it’s Nando’s life the sea is after.

Solenn Heussaff in Karelasyon

How will Nando and Mildred deal with this problem? Will marriage bring them peace?

Find out in this Saturday’s episode of Karelasyon that also features Pekto Nacua and Anita Linda with Carla Abellana as narrator. It airs right after Eat Bulaga on GMA 7.


Medical workers invited

Doctors, nurses and health workers are invited to the 29th Annual Convention on Oct 14-16, 2015 from 9am to 5pm with the theme entitled Yin and Yang in Cancer Treatment to be held at EDSA Shangrila Hotel,Mandaluyong City. This is an event of the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology (PSMO.)

For details, call Erlyn (PSMO)secretariat at tel:723-01-01 loc.5318 or (+632)721-9326 or  visit www.psmo.org.ph


It’s a techie world in Gandang Ricky Reyes

As the world go techie we observe people indulging in modern and time-saving  gadgets, appliances and devices.

Watch the GMA News TV award-winning lifestyle show Gandang Ricky Reyes Todo Na Toh (GRR TNT) 9 a.m. today to see for yourself the high-tech gadgets used by Atoy Llave, foremost car restorer. 

Atoy started tinkering with old and almost dilapidated automobiles as a hobby in his garage. Customers are attracted by his model cars. He has invested his earnings into a bigger and spacious car shop. He is now known as the “Master Restorer.”

Many hairdressers try to copy  “Hair Regold” but it is merely at Gandang Ricky Reyes Salons that this treatment is offered. 

Ricky Reyes demonstrates the modern techniques he uses in a make over like no other to a woman who sported dry, dull and unmanageable hair before.

Reyes and the GRR TNT crew visit the elegant and palatial residences in Metro Manila. 

“It is quite true that different folks have different strokes as we hop from one mansion to the other.  That is so based on the structure, color and decors of those houses,” says Reyes.

GRR TNT is produced by ScriptoVision.

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