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Quiboloy accepts Vice’s challenge, will not just stop ‘Ang Probinsyano’ but operation of ABS-CBN as well

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Quiboloy accept’s Vice’s challenge, will not just stop ‘Ang Probinsyano’ but operation of ABS-CBN as well

Kapamilya Vice Ganda’s challenge to Pastor Apollo Quiboloy to put a halt to the airing of ABS-CBN’s primetime hit “Ang Probinsyano”— just like how the leader of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ The Name Above Every Name claimed to have ordered the earthquakes in Davao to stop—has been accepted.

And based on the answer of Quiboloy, it appears that he won’t be needing heaven’s help, but that of Malacanang.

“The challenge is accepted,” Quiboloy said, referring to what Vice said in an episode of “It’s Showtime” last November 5 that he should also stop the airing of “Ang Probinsyano” starring Coco Martin, as well as the traffic in Edsa. Vice, in that episode, said: “Ipahinto mo na ang ‘Probinsyano’. Napahinto mo pala ang lindol eh. Napakayabang niyo pala, eh..Sabi niya raw, stop. Sige nga! Punta ka ng gitna ng EDSA, stop mo ‘yung traffic du’n!”

Quiboloy, in accepting Vice’s challenge, said: “Kailan mo ba gustong mapa-stop ang ‘Ang Probinsyano’? Isang buwan? Dalawang buwan? Tatlong buwan? Apat na buwan? Ikaw, pili ka.”

Then he continued with a political overtone, dragging the feud between President Duterte and the ABS-CBN management: “Baka sa apat na buwan, hindi lang yung ‘Probinsyano’ ang mai-stop, baka pati yung network mo stop na ‘yan.”

Quiboloy is a known big supporter and ally of Duterte, with his religious group based in Davao City. Duterte has threatened to block the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise, which is set to expire in March 2020. Without the franchise, ABS-CBN’s operation will cease. The President and his allies in Congress keep on reminding ABS-CBN of their disgust over the decision of the network not to air Duterte’s commercials during the 2016 elections campaign period even if they were paid already.

True enough, the House of Representatives has not acted on the 25-year renewal of the network’s franchise. 

As to the Edsa traffic, Quiboloy told Vice: “Sinabi mo na pahintuin ko ang traffic sa EDSA, paano ko pahihintuin, nahinto na!…Naging parking lot na nga ang EDSA, e, nakahinto na.Hindi siguro yun ang right word na sinabi mo. Pabilisin.”

The many ‘surprises’ unraveled by Marjorie Barretto

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The many ‘surprises’ unraveled by Marjorie Barretto
Image Caption: ABS-CBN / Youtube

Marjorie Barretto’s interview with Karen Davila of ABS-CBN News revealed to the public many surprises, heightening the public’s interest in the rift among the Barretto children, which culminated with a fight in front of President Duterte at the wake of the family’s patriarch Miguel.

Here are some of Marjorie’s revelations:

  • She had been at the receiving end of character assassinations for five years already
  • Controversial businessman Atong Ang was a boyfriend of her niece Nicole; Atong and Nicole had a relationship for five years, even before Nicole turned 18
  • Atong Ang is now the boyfriend of her sister Gretchen, who used to be the wife of businessman Tony Boy Cojuangco
  • Atong Ang triggered the tension at the wake of Miguel when he tried many times to make Nicole and her family leave before his, Gretchen’s and President Duterte’s arrival at the wake
  • She refused the gesture of Duterte to reconcile her and Gretchen because she saw the insincerity in Gretchen’s face
  • Claudine disrespected her when she refused to patch up with Gretchen in front of Duterte
  • Atong Ang tried to reach for her that may have started the scuffle  
  • After the Presidential Security Group separated them to secure the President, Gretchen attacked Nicole
  • It was Gretchen who had a nervous breakdown, and not her, as claimed by Gretchen in an earlier statement
  • Miguel was hospitalized for 16 days and Gretchen did not even bother to visit
  • Their father died of acute respiratory failure, not heart attack, as claimed by Gretchen 
  • For 25 years, Gretchen did not invite their parents to any of her properties even once
  • She became a mistress of Caloocan Mayor Recom Echiverri, who is the father of her younger daughter
  • Claudine sought financial help from Echiverri, but it was a setup for a molestation claim against the mayor
  • Her daughters, including young actress Julia, are “not for sale”, or not being offered to rich businessmen as rumored
  • She is open to reconciliation with Gretchen and Claudine, but not with the “fanfare”

ABS-CBN devoted close to 20 minutes of airtime for the interview with Marjorie over its primetime news TV Patrol on Tuesday night (October 22).

James Reid would still prefer #JaDine despite project with Momoland’s Nancy

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James Reid would still prefer #JaDine despite project with Momoland’s Nancy
Image Credit: Instagram / @merlitopabatao

Kapamilya star James Reid took to Twitter to calm and assure the fandom of #JaDine that his love team with real-life sweetheart Nadine Lustre remains as his priority despite his upcoming TV series with Nancy McDonie of Kpop girl group Momoland.

James tweeted: “I’m honored to be part of the new project “Soulmate”on ABS-CBN but please guys, no love team names, I’ve already got one #jadine”.

James’ tweet came after ABS-CBN announced on Instagram the new soap pairing him with Nancy. “Soulmate” will be directed by Antoinette Jadaone under Dreamscape. Some of Momoland’s hit songs are “Bboom Bboom” and “BAAM”.

The hashtag #JaDine and James Reid became Trending in Philippine topics, as netizens welcome the tweet of James that he prefers not to be given a new love team name.

But James was also criticized in some tweets for his decision to accept the “Soulmate” project when he said he doesn’t want a new love team. “Kung may love team ka na pala, bakit mo pa inaccept yung new project Soulmate. Kung yaw mo na iship ka  ng mag fans kay Nancy, wag kang umasa na magiging successful yang project niyo, Masyado kang palinis,” a tweet by @greemoorning said.

But James was also praised by netizens for putting up his own record label and production management outfit. 

ABS-CBN tweeted this statement from James’ camp: “Apart from creating his own record label, Careless Music, James has also established his own family management company, Reid Entertainment Inc… He is currently fully committed to expanding his record label…”

Just last month, James made showbiz headlines after he announced that he was leaving Viva Entertainment and would be dedicating his activities exclusively to ABS-CBN. He rose to stardom after he joined reality TV show “Pinoy Big Brother” also on ABS-CBN.

Some say that James decision to separate with Viva spells doom for #JaDine.

Fans get first glimpse of #MaineMendoza movie ‘Isa Pa With Feelings’

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Fans get first glimpse of #MaineMendoza movie ‘Isa Pa With Feelings'
Image Credit: Black Sheep / Isa Pa With Feelings

Fans finally got a glimpse of the much-hyped movie of Kapuso’s Maine Mendoza with Kapamilya’s Carlo Aquino titled “Isa Pa With Feelings”, with Black Sheep Productions releasing the first official teaser of the flick.

The 1 minute and 32 seconds teaser gave the viewing public a good idea of the character of Carlo, who plays the role Gali, a deaf sign language teacher.

Image Credit: Black Sheep / Isa Pa With Feelings

One of the scenes showed Carlo teaching Maine (named Mara in the movie) how to communicate the word “Sorry!” in sign language multiple times so she could deliver it with feelings.

There was also a scene where the two characters met for the first time inside an elevator, with Gali already thinking of communicating with Mara, but opted not to, prompting him to tell himself,” Ang torpe ko talaga”. Mara actually tried to talk to Gali, but she thought she was ignored, as she didn’t know yet that Gali was deaf. The next scene showed Gali seeing Mara dancing at the balcony of the same condo where he also lives, making him happy that they are actually neighbors. Another scene showed the two dancing together.

“Isa Pa With Feelings” is Maine’s first starrer sans Alden Richards. The two rose to stardom as the Eat Bulaga love team AlDub. 

Alden just became the Philippines’ new box office king after his movie “Hello, Love, Goodbye” opposite Kathryn Bernardo raked in about P1 billion in revenues to bag the title as the highest grossing Philippine movie of all time.

Maine has been a consistent top trending topic on social media, with her fandom tweeting a lot about their excitement over her forthcoming movie with Carlo. #MaineMendoza and #AldenRichards are often the Philippine top trending topics on Twitter.

Alden’s newest series with GMA Network, “The Gift”, had its first airing on Monday.

“Isa Pa With Feelings” will hit the cinemas on October 16. There will also be several block screenings scheduled for the flick. The movie is directed by Prime Cruz. It is under Black Sheep Production, which belongs to ABS-CBN Films group.

DFA chief Locsin a certified Alden Richards fan, to watch ‘Hello, Love Goodbye’ even if war breaks out

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DFA chief Locsin a certified Alden Richards fan, to watch 'Hello, Love Goodbye' even if war breaks out
Image Credit: @teddyboylocsin / Abs-CBN

Even Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddy Boy” Locsin Jr. couldn’t resist publicly praising and congratulating Kapuso actor Alden Richards, whose movie with Kapamilya Kathryn Bernardo, “Hello, Love, Goodbye”, just became the highest grossing Filipino film of all time.

Image Credit: Hello, Love, Goodbye / FB

Locsin, departed from his fiery tweets involving international and local issues, to praise on Twitter the good traits of Alden. Locsin engaged fans of Alden in a series of tweets and even promised to watch the hit Alden-Kathryn movie.

And in his tweet at around 11 a.m. on Friday (September 6), Locsin said: “Watching it this afternoon. I’m making time for this. I don’t care if war breaks out so long as it doesn’t interrupt the movie.”

Before that, Locsin said of Alden: “ “I came across him once. He was shy and modest. And look now at this. No one deserves it more.”

“Not often you see one who has it all but acts as humbly as though he hadn’t any of it; only other one like that is my idol Robin Padilla who has the well-merited self-confidence to make the fun of himself while having a great deal of fun at it.” 

Last Tuesday, ABS-CBN announced that the Star Cinema-produced movie already grossed  P880,603,490 for its worldwide run, eclipsing the previous record set by the Kathryn-Daniel Padilla flick “The Hows of Us”.

Julia Barretto: Gerald Anderson is just a close friend

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Julia Barretto: Gerald Anderson is just a close friend

Actress Julia Barretto stated in clear terms that she and another Kapamilya star Gerald Anderson were never in a romantic relationship, although she confirmed that they are close friends up to now.

“Tapusin na lang natin ‘to. Let’s clear this whole issue, so we can put this whole issue to rest. Hindi ko siya (Gerald) naging boyfriend and hindi ko siya boyfriend ngayon. Therefore, wala akong inagawan ng boyfriend, wala akong inahas, at wala din akong nilandi,” Julia said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.

Earlier, Julia was rumored to be the reason behind the Gerald Anderson – Bea Alonzo breakup, which became a trending topic on social media for several days.

Speaking to MJ Felipe of ABS-CBN News, Julia stressed: “Hindi ako nililigawan. Naniniwala ako na may tamang panahon at oras para sa mga bagay na ganyan. Pero nanatili siyang matalik kong kaibigan ngayon.”

Julia also clarified that Gerald was not also the reason she and ex-boyfriend Joshua Garcia parted ways.

“It’s always been our own issues. We’re also very young, so we’re still trying to figure out ourselves, our direction in life, what we really want. I think the decision that we made was a mutual decision because we knew ‘yung makakabuti sa isa’t-isa. At the end of the day, pinili namin ang makakabuti sa isa’t-isa. Ayaw na naming i-damage ang isa’t isa, so we protected each other, because there is love,” Julia said.

She added: “Right now, I think I’m in the process of healing and moving forward from everything that happened in the past month, because hindi biro ‘yung pinagdaanan naming lahat. Hindi biro ‘yung pinagdaanan ko, ng pamilya ko, ng pamilya naming lahat.”

‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ airs 1,000th episode

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Ang probinsyano
image credit: ABS-CBN

The Philippines’s top primetime TV series “FPJ’s Ang Pobinsyano” starring Coco Martin just aired its 1,000th episode on Thursday night (August 8).

The series, based on the hit movie of the late Fernando Poe Jr. (FPJ) in 1997, has been the top draw of ABS-CBN Channel 2 since its first episode aired on September 28, 2015.

The lead character, Ricardo Dalisay (played by Coco Martin), a provincial cop who transferred to the metropolis, has faced many villains in the series, from syndicates to rebels, terrorists and corrupt politicians.

It has featured budding and veteran artists, including action star-turned-politician Lito Lapid, who managed to win another senatorial seat in the May 2019 midterm elections.

Coco Martin, prior to the showing of the 1,000th episode of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”, thanked the fans and all those responsible for the success of the series in a video posted on the ABS-CBN website. 

He said: ”Sa lahat po ng hanggang ngayon ay sumusubaybay at nanonood po ng ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ kami po ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa inyo. Sa lahat po ng staff, crew at sa lahat po ng artista, sa lahat po ng bumubuo ng ‘Ang Probinsyano’, maraming, maraming salamat po sa walang sawang pagmamahal at suportang ibinibigay niyo sa amin gabi-gabi. Kaya pilit po naming pinagbubuti at pinapaganda ang bawat episode para matumbasan po namin ang pagmamahal na ibinibigay niyo. Maraming, maraming salamat po.” 

Veteran actress Susan Roces, widow of FPJ and grandmother of Ricardo Dalisay in the TV series, also thanked the fans for their continuing support: “Mga ka-Probinsyano, kayo ang nagsisilbing inspirasyon sa aming mga ginagawa dito. Kahit anong pagod namin sulit na sulit. Maraming maraming salamat sa inyong lahat.”

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