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Network rivalry put on hold: Kapuso stars featured on 12 Star Cinema films

Network rivalry put on hold: Kapuso stars featured on 12 Star Cinema films

  • Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards surprised the public with their team-up under Star Cinema
  • This is not the first time a Kapuso star was featured on an ABS-CBN film production company
  • Star Cinema presented Kapuso stars 12 times in films with varying genres

It was revealed on Tuesday that Kapuso actor Alden Richards will be paired with Kapamilya actress Kathryn Bernardo on a movie with Star Cinema.

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:

1. Fantastica

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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After 3 years… “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” to wrap this year?

After 3 years… “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” to wrap this year?

  • Deo Edrinal said that it is sure that FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano will still be ongoing by May 2019.
  • Some of the current cast members [of the teleserye] are set to run for the 2019 midterm elections. 

FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano has been in the Philippine television for almost four years and it is still one of the most watched shows.

In fact some GMA Network stars from Cain at Abel has admitted that the show starring Coco Martin is difficult to surpass. One of which is Dennis Trillo, who stars in the Kapuso teleserye.

But how long will the series last?

According to a report in BanderaDreamscape Entertainment head Deo Edrinal stated that it is safe to say that Ang Probinsyano‘s airing will still reach the 2019 midterm elections in May.

There are several characters in the series that are portrayed by personalities who will take part in the upcoming elections.

This means that Lito Lapid, Mark Lapid, Jhong Hilario, and Edu Manzano are not allowed to appear in the series once the election period starts.

It is also said that it is still not sure if they will still return to the said action-drama series after May.

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Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, most requested to star in Philippine adaptation of “Descendants of the Sun”

Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, most requested to star in Philippine adaptation of “Descendants of the Sun”

  • AlDub fans pushed for Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza to portray the lead roles of GMA Network’s upcoming rendition of ‘Descendants of the Sun’.
  • Others expressed their opinions against the idea.

Fans of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza are pushing the loveteam to star in the upcoming Kapuso remake of the popular Korean drama Descendants of the Sun.

READ: “Sama-sama pa rin tayo!” Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza reassures AlDub fans

As the remake was announced as one of the Network’s upcoming projects this 2019, the Aldub fans have been tweeting nonstop, requesting for their favorite celebrities to be the main stars.

A Netizen said that the loveteam can do it as Richards has experience when it comes to action scenes and Mendoza can also do the character of Dra. Kang.

READ: GMA Network releases 24 titles of the shows to look forward to this 2019

But there are also some who were against the idea of the duo assuming the roles, saying that Dennis Trillo and Jennylyn Mercado are to be the leads instead.

On the other hand, a Netizen questioned GMA-7‘s ability to produce quality shows as she mentioned that she has learned her lesson from the Philippine version of My Love from the Star.

“Hindi ko pa rin po alam. Sana po,” he said when asked at his Thanksgiving Party.

“Pero sa ngayon po, as of the moment, wala pa pong final words sa soap opera.”

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Dennis Trillo reacts to GMA Network’s lack of recognition for MMFF award

Dennis Trillo reacts to GMA Network’s lack of recognition for MMFF award

  • Actor Dennis Trillo addressed GMA-7’s lack of support for their artists.
  • The network was accused of bringing up unnecessary rivalry between their own artists.

Dennis Trillo posted a sarcastic tweet addressing the topic of GMA Network‘s lack of recognition to the award he and actress Gloria Romero received from the Metro Manila Film Festival awards night.

He quote tweeted a netizen saying that the network didn’t have a congratulatory post nor ad regarding the two awards that were taken home by their artists.

READ: Dennis Trillo thinks it’s a “bad idea” to team up with Bong Revilla 

In a now deleted tweet, Trillo wrote, “Ganyan kami ka importante sa GMA.”

Twitter account hacked

According to veteran columnist Nora Calderon, “Isa pong paglilinaw: Na-hacked ang Twitter account ni Dennis Trillo na @thedennistrillo, iba rin ang dp niya na lumalabas kaya iyong mga tweets wala raw congratulatory post or ads ang GMA Network ay hindi sa kanya galing.”

The lack of post was noticed by a blogger, saying that she is still waiting for the congratulatory message at the GMA Network Instagram account.

She also suspected the network of bringing up competition to their own artists. One post stated was the photo taken from the New Year countdown show. In the image of their singers, they captioned, “Kaninong boses and nanaig sa performance na ito para sa iyo?”

The blogger stated that this causes unnecessary drama and rivalry within their artists.

Twitter account FilipinasInShowbiz also tweeted about the absence of a congratulatory post in the GMA account.

Trillo won the Best Actor award while Romero won Best Actress.

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Dennis Trillo urges the legalization of Marijuana

Dennis Trillo urges the legalization of Marijuana

  • Dennis Trillo urged for the legalization of Marijuana in the Philippines.
  • He said that he has read researches that state the benefits of the cannabis, who is now legal in most parts of the United States.

After Catriona Gray expressed her support for the legalization of medical Marijuana, Kapuso dramatic actor Dennis Trillo echoed what Miss Universe 2018 have said, during his film One Great Love press conference.

He expressed his support regarding the legalization of Marijuana for medicinal use.

He mentioned that the cannabis is already legal in other countries, like America. He said that people can just research about its health benefits as there is a wide range of studies regarding the drug.

“Gamot siya sa maraming bagay. 1930s pa na talagang ginagamit siya bilang gamot nung araw.

“Hindi ko alam kung ano ang nangyari bakit siya naging illegal. Pero ngayon, bumabalik na yung katotohanan na gamot talaga. Na-prove ko na yun.”

In his Instagram account, he posted stories about the issue, sharing an illustration showcasing the states wherein marijuana is legal.

He also posted the front page of Pilipino Star Ngayon, where the headline reads “‘Damo’ gawing legal.”

The actor also asked his followers if they think that marijuana should be legalized in the country.

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Suzette Doctolero shades signal interruption whenever new GMA Network shows debut

Suzette Doctolero shades signal interruption whenever new GMA Network shows debut

  • Suzette Doctolero posted shady wishes for GMA’s new show Cain and Abel.
  • She stated that she’s not implying anything and she’s just simply praying.

GMA Network‘s head writer Suzette Doctolero promoted the network’s recent drama action series Cain at Abel, starring Dennis Trillo and Dingdong Dantes.

GMA Execs Got Burned

In her now deleted Facebook post, she stated her two wishes when it comes to the show.

The first one is for people to give Cain at Abel a chance especially if they are tired of something that has been in the table for a really long time.

Sa lunes na ito, after 24 oras. 

Dalawa lang po ang dasal ko.

1.Bigyan ng tsansa ang Cain at Abel at silipin lalo na kung sawa na sa putaheng matagal nang naka hain at 

Her second wish is where it gets shady as she said that she hopes that the electricity or cable signal won’t fluctuate as it mysteriously happen whenever the station launches a new show or if they have high ratings.

She then said that she’s not shading anyone, she’s just praying.

2. Nawa ay hindi mag brown out at mawalan ng signal ang mga cable sa Lunes kasi madalas nangyayari ito lalo na kapag launching ng show at kung mataas ang ratings. Di ako nagpaparinig. Nagdadasal po ako.


Cain at Abel started airing on GMA-7 on November 19, Monday.

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“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” Director to Guest Direct in GMA Network’s “Cain at Abel”

“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” Director to Guest Direct in GMA Network’s “Cain at Abel”

  • Ang Probinsyano director to become a part of Cain at Abel.
  • Dennis Trillo admits surprise over decision.

It was recently revealed that FPJ’s Ang Probisyano Director Toto Natividad will be a guest director for GMA Network‘s upcoming action-drama primetime series Cain at Abel starring Dennis Trillo and Dingdong Dantes.

When asked about how he felt, Trillo answered that it was ironic and surprising.

“Well, napaka-ironic, pero ganoon talaga ang buhay. Minsan, gugulatin ka na lang.”

Although unexpected, the actor said that he’s still glad that the director will take part of their project.

“Pero natutuwa ako na napunta siya dito sa programang ito [Cain at Abel] dahil alam ko nga, talagang marami siyang maio-offer at nakita ko po yun nung makatrabaho ko na siya.”

The series will air starting November 19, replacing Alden Richard‘s Victor Magtanggol and Trillo expressed that they do feel the pressure because of their competitor from the Kapamilya network, however they continued to try their best to prepare for what’s coming.

“Siyempre, pressured kami dahil yung kalaban namin, e, talagang matagal nang nakapuwesto. Tatlong taon na at solid yung ratings niya. Pero noon, hindi namin alam na doon kami itatapat.

“Ganun pa man, pinagbuti namin para in case na dun kami malagay sa slot na yun, kahit papaano, meron kaming laban.

“Not knowing na dito kami sa slot na ’to, talagang pinag-iigi pa rin namin para makapag-provide kami ng quality na programa na hindi man malalagpasan yun, e, didikit man lang… sana…”

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15 Big Stars Who Almost Transferred To Its Rival Network

15 Big Stars Who Almost Transferred To Its Rival Network

  • 15 television personalities that were once rumored to switch networks upon the expiration of their contracts
  • Actors and actresses who remained loyal to their mother network in spite of being said to move companies.

One thing we all know is the entertainment industry is kind of unpredictable. If one contract expires, it can be a possibility that he or she will transfer to a rival network.

The most common “artist exchanges” happening are between the two biggest television companies in the country, ABS-CBN and GMA 7.

So who are the stars that nearly transferred to other channels?

John Lloyd Cruz

According to Direk Lauren Dyogi, Actor John Lloyd Cruz was rumored to leave the Kapamilya network way back in 2002.

The director, who is currently ABS-CBN’S TV Production Head, was also John Lloyd’s director in a series called Gimik. Even though the actor had been considering, he was convinced to stay with his current network as he was given a big break back then, which was the prime-time series Kay Tagal Kitang Hinintay, which was aired on the same year.

The rumors resurfaced when Cruz turned down a role in the 2014 teleserye, Bridges of Love, because his contract was meant to end that year. But eventually, he renewed his contract in 2015 as he did more projects and movies in Star Cinema.

The actor is currently on and indefinite leave from showbiz.

Angelica Panganiban

Actress and host Angelica Panganiban was first rumored to sign with GMA 7 after making a special guest at the Kapuso adventure show Extra Challenge, but it was proven false as she remained loyal to ABS-CBN.

Last May 2016, Panganiban revealed that she did once consider switching networks after her break-up with actor John Lloyd Cruz.

However, because of her huge respect for her mother company for more than 20 years, she decided to stay.

“Muntik na nga akong lumipat ng network pero dahil may respeto ako sa ABS, sige hindi na lang ako lilipat. Magre-retire na lang ako,”

Dingdong Dantes

In the year 2013, rumors of actor Dingdong Dantes started surfacing. He was said to transfer to ABS-CBN after being one of GMA 7’s top actor for around 18 years already.

In an interview last June 2013, he admitted that his manager was negotiating with both ABS-CBN and GMA 7 while he was preparing for his drama series Genesis. He was said to fully transfer to the Kapamilya network because he has worked with Star Cinema before, which is ABS-CBN’s movie subsidiary.

He has released two movies with them which was Segunda Mano and One More Try.

The actor ended the speculations when he renewed his contract with the Kapamilya actor in September of the same year.

He still appears in Star Cinema movies.

Kris Aquino

Yes, the Queen of All Media herself has been rumored to transfer from ABS-CBN to GMA 7 or TV5 before.

The first speculations appeared last 2013 when it was rumored that TV5 has offered the actress and host to be their president. It was also said that she is actually considering moving to GMA-7.

The words intensified when she started posting phrases on her Instagram account regarding decision making.

Later on, Kris clarified that even though she met with TV5’s Manny Pangilinan twice, she never met with the GMA executives.

She remained signed as a Kapamilya actress.

Dennis Trillo

Dennis Trillo admitted last December 2012 that he was having negotiations and thoughts regarding his next career move. Speculations arose at that time as he only had one year remaining in his contract with GMA 7.

What added fuel to the fire as when he was asked about his thoughts if his manager transferred him to either TV5 or ABS-CBN. His answer was “It’s okay… but what I would choose more is ABS. Of course what you will think about is your mileage as an artist. Good things happen in ABS, right? Their shows have lots of viewers. So I would choose that, if ever (it happens).”

However, the actor decided to stay with GMA 7.

Ian Veneracion

Actor Ian Veneracion is someone that likes to explore his career and transfer to various networks.

Veneracion first signed with GMA 7 back in 1986 and joined the late German Moreno in That’s Entertainment. 17 years later, he transfered to ABS-CBN and appeared in the drama series Darating Ang Umaga, but only a year later, he went back to GMA 7.

However, he once again moved to ABS-CBN in 2007, and returned to their rival network in 2008.

In 2011, Veneracion made a comeback at ABS-CBN wherein he became a talent of Star Magic. He appeared in the remake of the popular drama Pangako Sa’yo and the rom-com The Achy Breaky Hearts. He currently appears in the drama A Love To Last.

Recently, it has been speculated that the actor will once again transfer networks after talent manager Perry Lansingan posted a photo with him and Lilybeth Rasonable, who is the senior vice presindent of the Kapuso network.

The actor quicky shut down the rumors as he stated that Lansingan is his neighbor in Tagaytay. He exclaimed “No. Lagot ka kay Tita Malou!” at one press conference as he was asked if he’s really planning his return to GMA 7. Malou Santos is the chief operating officer of Star Creatives.

He stated that he’s happy with the roles that are given to him under his current network and they have been very kind to him.

Veneracion is currently busy preparing for his upcoming concert.

Regine Velasquez

It was rumored that the Asia’s Songbird was transferring to ABS-CBN when the network held a press conference about her guest appearance in Maalaala Mo Kaya. The speculations intensified when the singer cried while singing at one of GMA 7’s variety shows, SOP, back in 2008.

It was said that Regine Velasquez was planning to transfer to the Kapamilya network as she was interested on playing the lead role in the channel’s adaptation of Betty La Fea.

In ABS-CBN’s talk show, The Buzz, Velasquez admitted that she was interested on doing the adaptation but denied that the network offered her a 25 Million peso talent fee.

Judy Ann Santos

During actress Judy Ann Santos’ press conference regarding the finale of her telenovela, Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala, she encountered the speculations of her transferring networks. She took responsibility for the early exit of her series because of ABS-CBN’s original plan to move it to the fourth timeslot.

She said that her with her mother studio for more than 20 years was already expired and admitted that she became open negotiating with other networks.

“Honestly, nakakataba ng puso na, alam mo iyon, ang daming gustong kumuha sa iyo, kumuha sa serbisyo mo.”

A month after the press con, she renewed her contract with the Kapamilya network.

Jericho Rosales

Jericho Rosales left Star Magic in 2006 and the rumors of his network transfer started floating immediately after that.

In one interview, he admitted that even if he still has a soft spot for ABS-CBN, he’s torn about the offers of different networks.

However, in another interview, he finally said that his transfer did not push though as he decided to remain loyal to the Kapamilya channel.

He is currently busy filming for his upcoming teleserye Halik.

John Prats

Back in 2016, rumors rose that John Prats was interested on tranferring to GMA 7.

One of GMA-7’s creative consultants, the late Jake Tordesillas, even tweeted clues about his transfer such as “to follow look at the rainbow for a happy heart.”

Later that year, it was found out that the actor was supposed to be a part of the drama-comedy series Juan Happy Love Story.

With his aborted transfer to GMA-7, Prats joined the cast of the Kapamilya prime-time series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.

John has since ventured into directing events such as the concerts of Moira dela Torre, K Brosas, and Richard Poon.

Kris Bernal

It was said back in 2016 that actress Kris Bernal was negotiating about her possible contract with ABS-CBN.

In one interview, she failed to answer this question but she did mention that she was exploring new ideas and plans for her career growth.

The actress never gave a statement about this but GMA confirmed that she will be staying at the network as she’s set to be the lead character of the series Impostora.

Last year, she finally admitted that she did meet up with ABS-CBN but decided to remain as a Kapuso star.

Lovi Poe

In 2013, Lovi Poe was rumored to transfer to TV5 as she allegedly got a 35 Million peso offer. Fuel added to the fire as she was replaced by Bela Padilla in the series Love & Lies.

In early May of the same year, Poe appeared in TV shows of ABS-CBN to promote her movie The Bride and The Lover, which fueled even more rumors that she would leave GMA 7.

In an interview during the premiere night of the movie, which is directed by Joey Lamangan, the actress kept mum regarding the issue, saying that she is happy to promote her film with the Kapamilya network.

During the last quarter of May 2013, Lovi finally ended the rumors by signing a three-year contract with GMA 7.

Cristine Reyes

After a her feud with some cast members of the ABS-CBN gag show, Banana Split, Cristine Reyes openly expressed her desire to return to the Kapuso network.

Reyes was very vocal about her plans as she stated that she left her hear in GMA 7.

However, her network transfer did not materialize and instead, she renewed her contract with the Kapamilya network in July 2009.

Cristine remained a Kapamilya for the next nine years but she is currently not active on TV.

Diether Ocampo

Diether Ocampo‘s network transfer rumors started in late 2008 when he finished his ABS-CBN teleserye Iisa Pa Lamang.

According to reports, Ocampo signed a maximum four-year contract with the Kapuso network and was supposed to be part of the Pinoy adaptation of the Koreanovela All About Eve.

A few days after the report came out, Star Magic made a statement that the actor won’t transfer to the rival network. He remained with ABS-CBN until early 2015.

In late 2015, it was announced that his project with Judy Ann Santos titled Someone To Watch Over Me would be postponed. After that incident, he started doing projects with TV5, including the 2016 drama series Bakit Manipis Ang Ulap.

In late 2017, Ocampo made a TV comeback via GMA 7’s Magpakailanman and in March 2018, Diether returned to ABS-CBN for a special role in the fantasy series Bagani.

Kristoffer Martin

When Kapuso actor Kristoffer Martin started tweeting about his career, speculations were fueled that he will be transferring to the Kapamilya network.

Rumors about his transfer intensified when Martin had a reunion with the producers of Little Big Superstar, the Kapamilya reality show he joined in 2006, which launched his showbiz career.

His ex-girfriend Joyce Ching revealed that the actor did think about returning to ABS-CBN to continue his career.

Pero hindi naman talaga yung muntik na, na andito na yung contract, hindi pinirmahan, hindi naman po ganung level.

Pero iyon, siguro nag-e-explore din siya kung saan siya mas magwo-work, mas magiging okay ang career niya.”

The actor remains to be a talent of GMA 7.

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12 Times Kapuso and Kapamilya Stars Teamed Up in a Movie

12 Times Kapuso and Kapamilya Stars Teamed Up in a Movie

  • 12 movies that featured both Kapamilya and Kapuso stars
  • There’s no such thing as rivalry in showbizness, especially in movies

Are you a Kapuso or a Kapamilya? This is probably the hardest question to answer when it comes to fans of showbizness. Fans of GMA Network stars and ABS-CBN stars go crazy when their favorite artists gets compared to others, especially from the other network.

However, fans unite when a movie that features both Kapuso and Kapamilya stars comes out. One may not notice this but actually, there has already been quite a lot of films that partnered artists from these two different networks.

Here are 12 movies that will tug both your Kapamilya and Kapuso hearts into one:

1. Paano Kita Iibigin

This romance drama starring Piolo Pascual and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid is a 2007 hit film directed by Binibining Joyce Bernal. This is the first time that the two opposite network stars partnered with each other.

2. When I Met U

Before Richard Gutierrez transferred to ABS-CBN, he was teamed up with KC Concepcion in this 2009 rom-com movie directed by Joel Lamangan. This is the second time that the two stars got paired up together after their first hit movie of 2008, “For the First Time.”

3. You’re Still the One

This 2015 romance drama is the first time that Kapuso leading man, Dennis Trillo and Kapamilya’s “Dance Princess,” Maja Salvador got paired up together. Also starring Ellen Adarna and Richard Yap and directed by Chris Martinez, the film was a co-production of Star Cinema and Regal Entertainment.

4. Segunda Mano

This movie is an official entry in the 2011 Metro Manila Film Festival. Also directed by Binibining Joyce Bernal, this horror film starred the Philippine cinema’s horror queen, Kris Aquino and Kapuso star, Dingdong Dantes.

5. Won’t Last a Day Without You

Looking for a “kilig to the bones” kind of movie? This movie is for you! This 2011 rom-com movie starring Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson featured a rare and special participation of “Eat Bulaga” host, Joey De Leon. The film is directed by Raz dela Torre and was released in 2011.

6. One More Try

“Ang pera natin, ‘di basta basta nauubos pero ang pasensya ko, konting konti nalang!”

Have you heard of this famous movie line? If not, then it’s time that you watch this 2012 drama film directed by Ruel S. Bayani. The film is starred by Kapamilya artists, Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, Zanjoe Marudo, and Kapuso star, Dingdong Dantes.

7. She’s the One

Who is the girl in the rain? Find out by watching this 2013 romance-drama film starring Kapuso leading man, Dingdong Dantes and Kapamilya leading lady, Bea Alonzo. The movie also co-starred Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, directed by Mae Cruz – Alviar.

8. Kung Fu Divas

“Comedy Queen,” Ai Ai delas Alas, was still with ABS CBN when this action comedy movie of 2013 was released. Together with Kapuso star, Marian Rivera and directed by Onat Diaz, the film was part of Star Cinema’s 20th Anniversary.

9. Da Possessed

Directed by Binibining Joyce Bernal, this horror-comedy film starred Kapamilya artist, Vhong Navarro and Kapuso artist, Solenn Heussaff. The Black Saturday premiere of this movie garnered Php17 million.

10. Just the 3 of Us

Who can forget this cute rom-com drama movie? This is the first time that John Lloyd Cruz partnered up with Kapuso leading lady, Jennylyn Mercado. This is also the first time that Mercado starred a top-billing Star Cinema movie with a Php100 million commercial success.  This film was released in 2016 and directed by Cathy Garcia- Molina.

11. The Unmarried Wife

This film is the second time that Angelica Panganiban and Dingdong Dantes teamed up in a movie after their box-office hit, One More Try. Directed by Maryo J. delos Reyes, this is the fourth time that Kapuso star, Dingdong Dantes lead in a Star Cinema movie. Panganiban also won the Best Actress FAMAS Award for this film.

12. Seven Sundays

Powerhouse cast, you say? Well, here’s the 2017 tear-jerking drama-comedy movie directed by Cathy Garcia- Molina. If you’re looking for a movie to watch with family, this is it! The film stars Ronaldo Valdez, Aga Muhlach, Enrique Gil, Christine Reyes, and Kapuso artist, Dingdong Dantes.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, why not watch these movies that feature a lot of various talents from different networks. Again, there’s no such thing as network war in terms of making a great movie. After all, they are just in the same industry.

What do you think about this? Share your thoughts!

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Top 10 Filipino horror movies to binge-watch this spooky season

Top 10 Filipino horror movies to binge-watch this spooky season

  • Filipino horror films to watch during Halloween and Undas season.
  • Classic horror, supernatural films, psychological thrillers and mysteries.
  • These movies have the high notoriety among Filipinos.

Halloween is in approaching and binge-watching is one of the things to do when this holiday comes. These are the timeless Filipino horror movies that will makes you scream with terror every time.


The Road (2011)

Directed by Yam Laranas 

This is a psychological thriller that will make you want to watch it again and again. The story is about teenagers (Barbie Forteza, Lexi Fernandez and Derrick Monasterio) who went missing after a joyride gone wrong along a haunted and abandoned road. Luis Medina (TJ Trinidad) is the investigator assigned to the case. While he was investigating, he finds the decaying body of another victim in the same road. The body used to belong to one of the two sisters who went missing ten years before. Digging further, Luis will get himself into a mystery full of brutality and murders.


Sigaw (2004)

Directed by Yam Laranas

This is another psychological thriller that will make you think what is the main story and what is not. The story is about Marvin (Richard Guiterrez) savoring his independence by moving into his own appartment. Although he likes his apartment, he wakes up at night because of screams of help at the middle of the night. At the end of the hallway of his floor lives Bert (Jomari Yllana), Anna (Iza Calzado) and her little daughter, Lara (Ella Guevarra). Bert, usually drunk, always suspects Anna on cheating on him which leads to him beating her causing the disturbances. Anna usually asks for help from Jude (James Blanco) who lives in the middle of the hallway.


Sukob (2006)

Directed by Chito S. Roño

This story is about the superstition in which one should not get married in the same year that an immediate relative dies or no siblings should be married within the year. The story is about two women, Sandy (Kris Aquino) and Diana (Claudine Barretto) who gets married. They are both haunted by a ghostly flower girl who asks for a life in order to break the curse.


The Healing (2012)

Directed by Chito S. Roño

This is another Filipino horror film that will confuse you but surely will make you want to see it again. Seth (Vilma Santos) took her father to a fate healer, Manang Elsa (Daria Ramirez), after he suffered from a stroke. After her father regained his strength, his miraculous healing astounded the whole neighborhood. A handful of people came to Seth and asked her for help to bring them to Manang Elsa. When she did, they started to face a curse they didn’t know they cast on themselves.


Feng Shui (2004)

Directed by Chito S. Roño

When someone stares and sees themselves in the Bagua mirror, they get killed according to their Chinese zodiac sign. Joy (Kris Aquino) found the bagua mirror inside a bus left by a man. She later shows the Bagua to Aling Biring (Luz Fernandez) who tells Joy that she should keep it because it will drive away evil spirits and bring good luck to their family. Joy finds out that Aling Biring was killed because of leptospirosis and the man who left the Bagua was hit by a Rabbit Liner bus. She now has to save herself, her friends and her family in being affected by the curse.


Seklusyon (2016)

Directed by Erik Matti

This is the most recent horror film in this list. It is truly horrifying because of its relation to the religious beliefs of many here in the Philippines. The story is about a little girl, Anghela Sta. Ana (Rhed Bustamante), who heals people miraculously. When she heals someone, black gooey liquid drips from her mouth. Padre Ricardo (Neil Ryan Sese) gets suspicious about the nun who accompanies her, Sister Cecilia (Phoebe Walker). But the issue does not just stop here because there is a lot of mystery surrounding Anghela, who she is and what she does.



Directed by Mike de Leon

Jun (Tommy Abuel), a photographer, befriended a strange woman named Teresa (Charo Santos) in his hometown during Holy Week. When Teresa started acting weird, Jun and her mother asked for help from a spiritualist or medium. They find out that Teresa is being possessed by a potentially dangerous spirit.

TxT (2006)

Directed by Mike Tuviera

Joyce (Angel Locsin) was a caregiver in a local elderly home. She broke up with her obsessive boyfriend, Roman (Oyo Sotto). As a final request, Roman asked Joyce to drive him home with his car. The two got into a tragic accident killing Roman and injuring Joyce. Alex (Dennis Trillo), a call center agent, had feelings for Joyce but didn’t act on it. He comforted Joyce in such a hard time, instead. After a few days, Joyce receives texts from Roman’s number considering it as a cruel prank. Or is it?


‘Wag Kang Lilingon (2006)

Directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng and Quark Henares

This movie has recurring themes that tie down both Angel (Kristine Hermosa) and Melissa (Anne Curtis) together: the spirits that haunts them, the mirror and the house. There may be many spirits haunting them, there is only one culprit. It all started when Angel lit a candle in front of a mirror with her little sister, Nina (Celine Lim). Apparently, they opened a portal between the two worlds.

Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara (1995)

Directed by Chito S. Roño

Barbara (Lorna Tolentino) had always been a loving sister to Ruth (Dawn Zulueta). Barbara loved her so much that she even sacrificed the guy that she loved, Nick (Tonton Guiterrez). When Nick and Ruth got married, Barbara fled to the United States just to start a new life and try to give Nick some time to fall in love with Ruth. After a few years of their marriage, Ruth still suspected Nick of harboring feelings for her sister. In a jealous range, she committed suicide by stabbing herself with a huge piece of a broken mirror. The suicide was witnessed by her daughter, Karen (Antoinette Taus) who had become unstable. Barbara comes back to the Philippines and face her past haunting her, in more ways than one.


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