The news of their first movie project together set abuzz online and was met with much enthusiasm from fans of both artists. The two will be directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, who is known for romantic comedy movies and melodramatic films.
With that said, here are the other times that talents from GMA Network worked with ABS-CBN film production company, Star Cinema:
A Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 entry, this comedy film, directed by Barry Gonzalez, became the first big-screen team up of “It’s Showtime” host Vice Ganda and Kapuso leading man Dingdong Dantes.
2. You’re Still The One
This romantic drama film, released in 2015, was the first big-screen team up of actress Maja Salvador and Dennis Trillo. Directed by Chris Martinez, the movie was co-produced with Regal Entertainment.
3. Da Possessed
Comedy-horror film of 2014, this movie starred Vhong Navarro and Solenn Heusaff under the direction of Joyce Bernal.
4. She’s The One
Bea Alonzo and Dingdong Dantes, celebrated actors from various primetime television series, teamed up for this 2013 romantic-comedy. The film was directed by Mae Cruz-Alviar.
5. It Takes A Man and A Woman
Isabelle Daza joined top Kapamilya stars Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz in this 2013 romantic-comedy sequel. Daza has since then transferred to ABS-CBN.
6. Kung Fu Divas
Ai Ai delas Alas co-starred with Kapuso superstar Marian Rivera in this action-comedy film directed by Onat Diaz. Delas Alas has since then transferred to GMA Network.
7. One More Try
Winning Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 entry, Dingdong Dantes starred for the second time in Star Cinema alongside Kapamilya stars Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, and Zanjoe Marudo. It was directed by Ruel Bayani.
8. Segunda Mano
Horror flick from 2011, a recurring actor in Star Cinema pictures, Dingdong Dantes this time around teamed up with Queen of All Media Kris Aquino. The film was directed by Joyce Bernal.
9. Won’t Last A Day Without You
Joey de Leon in a rare sighting for an ABS-CBN project, starred with Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson for this 2011 Star Cinema film directed by Raz de la Torre.
10. For the First Time
KC Concepcion, a showbiz newcomer and Richard Gutierrez, prized leading man from GMA-7 teamed up for this movie back in 2008. It was directed by Joyce Bernal. Gutierrez has since then transferred to ABS-CBN.
11. The Unmarried Wife
Maryo J. de los Reyes directed this film in 2016, following the footsteps of the success of “One More Try.” In his fifth ride with Star Cinema, Dingdong Dantes appeared on the movie alongside Angelica Panganiban and Paulo Avelino.
12. Just the 3 of Us
Jennylyn Mercado starred opposite John Lloyd Cruz in this 2016 romantic comedy film directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.
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Recently, Star Cinema, under the direction of Cathy Garcia Molina, announced the first-ever movie of Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards, who will play the role of an OFW working in Hong Kong.
During the story conference of the KathDen movie last Tuesday, Alden was given a warm welcome by director Cathy Grace Molina, Roxy Liiquigan, Mico del Rosario, and director Olive ‘Inang’ Lamasan.
According to Roxy Liquigan, it took “5 months preparation” to arrange the team-up and there were speculations that the movie will not push through because Alden Richard is exclusively for GMA Network, and there was a possibility that the GMA Artist Center would not allowed him to do the project.
But with the help of Philip Rojas of Asian Artist Agency, headed by Boy Abunda, the project was made possible.
When both artists were asked about their reactions knowing that they would be working together, Kathryn said, “Kung tatanungin niyo ako kung kinakabahan ako, super!” and Alden’s reaction was, “Siyempre, first-time kong makakatrabaho si Kath. We’ve been seeing each other for a long time.”
Kathryn and Alden are known for having strong and loyal fans in their respective love teams, Kathryn with Daniel Padilla for “KathNiel, and Alden with Maine Mendoza for “Aldub.”
But having this new team-up, both their fans positively accepted the upcoming “KathDen” movie.
To show their love and support for both artist they posted their reaction on Twitter.
— ADMIN SHIN ™ (@ADMIN__SHIN) March 12, 2019
— KATHNIEL FANBOYS ✊ (@MgaLalakingKNs) March 12, 2019
Some KathNiel fans show maturity by showing support for the upcoming movie.
And now because of Maine’s announcement on her blog that he is dating Arjo Atayde, some of the AlDub fans felt sad and hope this new team up would be a successful one.
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The internet went crazy when ABS-CBN‘s 2018 Christmas station ID “Family is Love” on Sunday, November 18, during ASAP Natin To.
There has been hundreds of stars seen in the video, which included, Vice Ganda, Coco Martin, Sarah Geronimo, Gary Valenciano, Piolo Pascual, and Regine Velasquez. Loveteams KathNiel, LizQuen, JaDine, JoshLia, and MayWard were also present in the video.
But as it seemed like every Kapamilya star has participated in the Station ID, there are still notable stars who were not sighted in the video.
Janno openly expressed his disappointment on Instagram. In his now-deleted post, he told everyone not to look for him at the Station ID because he was not even given the chance to participate.
“Throwback to Sept. 12 this year when I signed with @starmusic.ph. Naalala ko lang. Sila yata di ako naalala e.”
He also replied to one comment saying that maybe it’s because he’s not signed on a network contract, but as far as he knows, as long as you’re a recording artist, you’ll be included on the station ID.
When another netizen suggested for him to return to GMA-7, however, he told that the Kapuso network isn’t giving him any projects.
The Megastar was also not included in the Station ID. She is currently filming for her movie with Kathryn Bernardo and Richard Gomez, directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.
Julia, who is filming for Doctors to the Barrio alongside Kean Cipriano, was also not sighted in the music video.
The Exes Baggage star was also absent.
Alessandra De Rossi
Alessandra was also not in the station ID. Her movie ‘Through Night and Day‘ is currently showing in cinemas.
DonKiss fans fans have noticed the absence of the loveteam’s other half Kisses.
Judy Ann Santos
Like the artists listed above, Judy Ann did not participate in this year’s ABS-CBN Station ID.
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The cast of ASAP recently flew to Australia and one of the stars who flew there was Robi Domingo, who released a vlog about the trip on November 15.
His YouTube video contains clips of what the performers were doing during their free time.
At one part of the vlog, Domingo talked to actor Daniel Padilla, who had lost his phone in the city.
Domingo asked Padilla what he felt when he lost the phone before saying, “It’s not about the phone for me.”
The actor immediately agreed and added that people can always buy a new phone but there were files and photos in his old device.
“Yeah, oo, it’s not about the phone. You can always buy a new phone. You know, it’s the files, it’s the pictures.”
Domingo pushed on and asked Padilla what else is important. The latter immediately answered that he cannot contact his girlfriend, who is also his on-screen partner Kathryn Bernardo.
“The problem is she’s gonna be very very mad at me.”
The actress did not join the group in Australia as she was busy filming the Cathy Garcia-Molina movie ‘Three Words to Forever‘ starring Sharon Cuneta and Richard Gomez.
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla‘s The Hows of Us has reached an all-time high box-office record after surpassing the ₱590- million mark.
The cast and production team of the film recently held their victory party on Wednesday night, September 12. It was attended by artists such as Darren Espanto, Kit Thompson, and Ria Atayde.
ABS-CBN’s current president and CEO Carlo Lopez Katigbak was also present at the event. The executive did not only offer his support but said a few encouraging words to the people behind the successful movie.
“I guess alam naman natin that Star Cinema always produces good movies. But every once in a while, I think you create something that’s special, that becomes a classic. That’s the real masterpiece. Isang obra maestra. And that’s what The Hows of Us is.
“Not just because we got P570 million but also because more than 2 million people have paid to watch the movie that you guys have created.”
He then gave a message to each person that led the team to its unprecedented success, starting with Olivia M. Lamasan who co-produced the film.
“So Olive I just wanna say I know what you’ve been through the last eight months. And this victory is really well deserved for you. Congratulations.”
Katigbak then turned to director Cathy Garcia-Molina and urged her to stay in Star Cinema.
“Cathy, I don’t know if you can hear me. You don’t have to choose between being a mother and a director, you can be both. So sana hindi ka na umalis the end of this year, please stay. Sayang yung galing mo.”
He joked with writer Carmi G. Raymundo, pushing her to get into a relationship soon.
“To Carmi, this was an amazing story. I can’t imagine how much better your story will be after you actually enter to a relationship. So please, coming soon, okay?”
And lastly, he praised Kathryn and Daniel saying that they were at their best in The Hows of Us.
“And to Kathryn and Daniel. What a great performance. Kath, [nagugulat] every time nagmumura ka on-screen. Nakakagulat. But it was the best performance I’ve seen from the both of you ever so congratulations.”
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The Hows of Us is still showing in cinemas nationwide.
Despite big international cinema releases in the past week, local movies still shone as Sarah Geronimo‘s “Miss Granny” and KathNiel‘s “The Hows of Us” became box office hits.
Miss Granny grossed more than ₱130 million.
Miss Granny continued to draw moviegoers in and reached a single-day gross of ₱21 million on August 26, with 230 cinemas. The movie went on to make money after earning ₱85 million on the first week.
Two weeks later, the Joyce Bernal film is still being shown in 160 cinemas and the gross reached ₱130 million, according to Viva.
₱280 mllion 5-day gross for The Hows of Us.
Just like Miss Granny, “The Hows of Us” also experienced an all time box office high as it experienced a ₱35 Million opening day gross. After five days, the gross of the Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla film reached ₱279 Million.
Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, real-life couple Bernardo and Padilla play Primo and George, a couple who are struggling to save their long-term relationship.
The Philippine film industry is not dead.
The success of the two films puts to rest the long-held belief that the local film industry is dead.