Sunday, March 31, 2019

Love and bittersweet revenge on GMA Afternoon Prime's newest series, 'Bihag'

Sa isang iglap, maglalaho ang lahat.

Experience drama at its finest as GMA Network proudly brings action, mystery and suspense with its newest Afternoon Prime series, Bihag.
Kapuso viewers are in for a thought-provoking tale of how one mistake can lead to another as the program features the stellar performances of the network's prime stars: Max Collins as Jessie, a simple and loving wife and mother; Mark Herras as SPO1 Larry Pineda, an honest police officer and Jessie's high school classmate; Jason Abalos as Brylle, Jessie's perfect husband who is a pediatric surgeon; Neil Ryan Sese as Amado, a short-tempered man who mourns the loss of his daughter; Sophie Albert as Reign, the woman who will come between Jessie and Brylle.

Kapuso child star Raphael Landicho plays the role of Ethan, Jessie and Brylle's cheerful and cute son.

Jessie, Brylle, and their son Ethan is the image of a happy family. Jessie is a loyal wife who chose to be a stay-at-home mommy blogger. Brylle, on the other hand, is a pediatric surgeon and her faithful husband. But when an unfortunate hostage-taking involving their son happens, lives are lost, betrayal arises, and soon they find themselves and their perfect family falling apart.

Innocent lives will be ruined and everything Jessie has will be taken away from her. How far will she go to take back what is rightfully hers?

The show's creative team is composed of Creative Director Aloy Adlawan; Creative Consultant Kit Villanueva-Langit; Concept Creator and Headwriter Suzette Doctolero; writers Zita Garganera, Jason John Lim, and John Roque; and brainstormers Honey Hidalgo and Brylle Tabora.

The original series, created by the GMA Drama group is headed by the SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Drama Redgie A. Magno, AVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Senior Program Manager Redgynn S. Alba and Executive Producer KJ Corpus.

Bihag is under the helm of esteemed director Neal del Rosario.

Don't miss the world premiere of Bihag this April 1, Mondays to Fridays, on GMA Afternoon Prime.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hannah Precillas debuts first single " Kung Walang Ikaw "

After singing many memorable theme songs for notable Kapuso series and signing with GMA Music last month, Kapuso OST Princess Hannah Precillas takes her craft to the next level with her debut single, ‘Kung Walang Ikaw’.

Now a certified recording artist, Hannah treats this milestone in her career as both a blessing and an achievement, “When I was a little girl, ang pangarap ko lang talaga is kumanta in front of people, and now I get to sing my own song and fulfill my dream. I feel really blessed and grateful na nabibigyan ako ng mga ganitong opportunity.”

The pop single is heard on air as the theme song of GMA’s well-loved series ‘Hiram Na Anak’, and is an emotional track about love and the promises that come with it. But for Hannah, the song is not just for couples. “Ako nakakarelate ako dun sa kanta kasi para sa akin, it’s universal. Kumbaga, hindi lang siya about romantic love between two individuals pero in all forms like for your parents and friends. I’m sure marami ring makakarelate rito in that way,” she shared.

Hannah also recorded one of the theme songs of GMA’s upcoming primetime series, Love You Two, and is also looking forward to making more of her own music.

Composed by Vehnee Saturno, ‘Kung Walang Ikaw’ is now available for download and streaming on iTunes, Spotify, and digital stores worldwide.

Hannah rose to fame after winning in GMA Network’s reality talent show, Bet ng Bayan.She is also the voice behind the theme songs of top-rated series  Onanay, Kambal Karibal, Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka, and Kapag Nahati Ang Puso.

Friday, March 15, 2019


HOOQ, the largest Video-on-Demand service in Southeast Asia, has announced its first foray
into Filipino originals with Ulan, a romantic drama starring this generation’s biggest and brightest stars in Filipino cinema – Nadine Lustre and Carlo Aquino.

Ulan is HOOQ’s first Original Movie from the Philippines, in partnership with one of the country’s most renowned and respected production companies, Viva Films. Ulan will be playing in all major cinemas nationwide from March 13.

Speaking about the upcoming HOOQ Original Movie, Jennifer Batty, Chief Content Officer of
HOOQ, said, “This is a significant milestone for HOOQ and HOOQ Originals. We are continiuing with our promise to bring the very best content from the most promising and talented actors, scriptwriters and directors in the Philippines and across Southeast Asia.Ulan is already one of the most highly anticipated titles of the year, and the first of many
more HOOQ Original Movies to come. To partner with Viva on our 1st HOOQ Original film is
super exciting. Viva is a power house here and we look forward to doing more with them in
the future. ”

Nadine Lustre, one of the country’s most promising actors, takes on a more challenging role as she embarks on a unique and mysterious tale of love. She plays Maya, a woman fascinated with rain and has the ability to see and interact with mythical (half-horse, half-human-like) creatures called “tikbalang”. The part of Maya in Ulan marks a breakout for
Lustre as she pairs with Carlo Aquino—showcasing her depth and versatility as a leading lady. Aquino, on the other hand, plays Peter, a volunteer for a non-government organization and Maya’s love interest, wants to unearth the mysteries behind Maya’s fascination with rain- alongside co-stars Marco Gumabao and AJ Muhlach.

Sheila Paul, Country Manager of HOOQ Philippines, said, “The Philippines has an abundance of talented filmmakers that are really pushing the boundaries of the medium – in terms of storytelling, format and style. We see great promise in the market, and will continue to invest in original content in the Philippines and across Southeast Asia. Not only do we want to support local content creators, we want to encourage them to challenge conventions and develop engaging, high-quality Filipino content that we can all be proud of.”

Ulan is the fourth feature film from highly regarded Filipino Director, Irene Villamor, who continues to make waves in the local film industry with her unique style. Irene’s vision of an unconventional love story with a supernatural twist has all the makings of a future classic. She also directed Sid & Aya, Camp Sawi, and Meet Me in St. Gallen.

HOOQ’s extensive library of Filipino movies and shows include Irene’s complete catalogue of
films as well as Nadine Lustre’s hits; Never Not Love You, This Time, Diary Ng Panget, On The
Wings of Love, Sisterakas and Beauty and the Bestie.

It’s easy to get HOOQ’d. Customers can simply download the HOOQ app from Apple Store or Google
Play, sign up or log in, to access HOOQ’s extensive library of Hollywood and Asian hits. Smart users
can enjoy a 30-day free trial. Globe mobile users can enjoy a 45-day free trial; and Globe broadband
users can enjoy six months free trial. Find out more and sign up today for a complimentary trial

About HOOQ
HOOQ is the leading video-on-demand service for emerging markets in Asia, delivering over 12,000
hours of local, regional and Hollywood films, shows and live TV to its users anytime, anywhere and
on any device. Started as a joint venture in January 2015 by Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and
Warner Bros, HOOQ has built an entertainment destination deeply rooted in its understanding of
consumers’ needs and habits. HOOQ currently operates in the Philippines, Thailand, India, Indonesia
and Singapore, with a combined population footprint of over 1.7 billion people. 
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