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The Reason behind Angel Locsin’s long absence in making television series

The Reason behind Angel Locsin’s long absence in making television series

  • Angel Locsin addressed the topic of her five-year hiatus from doing teleseryes.
  • She said she had an agreement with ABS-CBN that she will not accept projects until Darna has been completed.
  • The actress announced her withdrawal from the film in 2017.

Angel Locsin has been missing in action from teleseryes since The Legal Wife. And now that she is coming back with The General’s Daughter, she shared the reason why it took her five years to star in a series again.

In the span of a few years, the actress went through a break-up, a spinal injury, and an almost resignation from ABS-CBN.

The reason for her teleserye hiatus was speculated to be one of those occurrences but at the press conference of The General’s Daughter, she shared that it was actually not the case.

So why? Darna.

“Noong gagawin ko po dapat ‘yung ‘Darna,’ mayroon kaming agreement ng ABS na hindi ako tatanggap ng ibang project hangga’t ginagawa po ‘yung ‘Darna.’ Dahil inabot tayo ng lampas limang taon ata ‘yung preparation ng ‘Darna,’ na-delay nang na-delay.”

Star Cinema announced in 2014 that Locsin would play as the Filipino female super hero once again for the film adaptation.

“Though nakakagawa ng ibang guestings, ng pelikula, ‘yung teleserye not allowed.

“May agreement naman po kami sa ganu’n, kasi mahirap at very physical. Pati ‘yung schedule na kailangan doon sa ‘Darna,’ medyo challenge. Natagalan po talaga.”

Though she was absent from teleseryes, she did take on some acting roles, including a two-part episode for Maalaala Mo Kaya, and a guest appearance in La Luna Sangre. She also continued to be a judge in Pilipinas Got Talent.

The actress was also in two non-action films under Star Cinema.

In 2017, she has decided to withdraw from Darna, citing her injury and how the role would require a lot of physical routines.

The General’s Daughter will premiere on Monday, January 21, after FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.

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BIG JUMP! 25 Kapuso Artists Who Transferred to ABS-CBN

BIG JUMP! 25 Kapuso Artists Who Transferred to ABS-CBN

  • There has been a number of artists that moved from GMA Network to ABS-CBN.
  • DailyPedia listed down some of the current Kapamilya stars who were once Kapuso.

Regine Valesquez’s recent signing with ABS-CBN is one of the most talked about topics this week.

After a month of staying mum about her network transfer, she has been emotional as soon as she stepped inside the premises of the Kapamilya network.

She’s not the only icon that moved from GMA-7 to ABS-CBN. Her husband, Ogie Alcasid, has also transferred, along with others like Janno Gibbs, Jaya and Lani Misalucha.

Here’s the growing list of former Kapuso artists that decided to switch networks in the past:

Richard Guttierez

After being in GMA-7 for more than a decade, Richard officially became a Kapamilya a little more than a year ago. He became a part of Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo‘s fantasy series La Luna Sangre. He is also set to star in a movie with Angel Locsin and Angelica Panganiban.

Louise delos Reyes

Prior to transferring to ABS-CBN, she had numerous appearances in GMA-7’s TV shows. When she moved to ABS-CBN, her first project was becoming a part of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano as SPO3 Katrina Velasco.

Angel Locsin

Considered as GMA’s former primetime star, Angel shocked everyone with her decision to change her home network. She has starred in Star Cinema films such as One More Try, Everything About Her, and The Third Party. She has also led the primetime hit The Legal Wife and became one of the judges for Pilipinas Got Talent. She has renewed her contract with ABS-CBN in 2015 and has made an appearance in La Luna Sangre.

She will star in the network’s upcoming series, The General’s Daughter.

Isabelle Daza

Isabelle has been a Kapuso for three years before signing up with ABS-CBN in November 2014. Her first project as a Kapamilya is the upcoming series Nathaniel.

Iza Calzado

After 10 years with GMA-7, she transferred to its rival network in 2012.

She expressed her thankfulness to her previous company and why she made the decision to move to ABS-CBN. “I’m grateful for all my years with [GMA-7], but [my father] was the one with me in wanting new things for me and my career. He wanted me to spread my wings and fly.”

Jake Cuenca

More than a decade ago, Jake has moved from GMA-7 to ABS-CBN. He has been cast in numerous dramas like Maria Mercedes, Rubi, and Palos, wherein he played the main lead, and Ikaw Lamang and Tayong Dalawa as the antagonist.

Cristine Reyes

Not everyone knows that Cristine’s entry to showbiz has been with GMA-7’s artista search program, Starstruck.

She transferred networks 10 years ago and has top-billed several projects such as Eva Fonda, Kristine, Reputasyon, Tubig at Langis, and I Can Do That.

Paulo Avelino

Paulo has been with GMA-7 for five years before becoming a Kapamilya. He has served as the male lead in shows such as The Promise of Forever, Honesto, Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon, Kahit Konting Pagtingin, and Bridges of Love.

JC de Vera

JC has stayed as a Kapuso for six years then transferred to TV5. He finally became a Kapamilya in 2014 and played a role in The Legal Wife and Moon of Desire.

Ellen Adarna

Ellen signed with ABS-CBN last 2013. She admitted that her transfer to the network made a huge impact regarding the recognition she got.

“When I was with the other network, ‘What are you doing now? What are your shows?’ ‘Uh, I’m a part of this show.’ ‘Ay, nandoon ka pala!’ Ibe yung audience ng ABS-CBN talaga. Iba yung impact.”

Toni Gonzaga

Toni has hosted in GMA-7 for seven years until 2005. She continued her career with ABS-CBN, venturing to acting and music. She has released six albums under Star Records and has starred in 11 Star Cinema films.

She has also continued hosting with The Buzz, Pinoy Big Brother, and The Voice of the Philippines.

Elmo Magalona

His first project with the Kapamilya network was the TV series Born for You, wherein he was paired with Janella Salvador for the first time.

Maxene Magalona

Just like her brother, Maxene was also a Kapuso turned Kapamilya, however, she actually started off in ABS-CBN in 1992 with Ang TV. She was then identified with GMA-7 for nine years before signing up with ABS-CBN in 2016.


Karylle has co-hosted GMA-7’s SOP for seven years. She is currently in It’s Showtime.

Anne Curtis

Anne was a Kapuso until 2003. She has lead Kapamilya shows such as Kampanerang Kuba, Maging Sino Ka Man, Dyosa, Green Rose, Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw, and Dyesebel.

She can be seen regularly in noontime show It’s Showtime.

Liza Soberano

Liza has previously admitted that she “didn’t feel at home” in GMA-7, wherein she became an artist for only a week. She added that as ABS-CBN’s the one she always watches, it’s really where she wanted to work in the first place.


After winning Pinoy Pop Superstar, Jona has been one of GMA-7’s most promising singers. She then joined the trio La Diva.

She made a shocking transfer to ABS-CBN in 2017, saying that the network gave her more trust and has promised her a line-up of projects.

Yassi Pressman

Yassi has spent almost a decade with GMA-7 and TV5 before making her way to ABS-CBN. She has become a household name after appearing in Pinoy Big Brother and becoming a part of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.

Jay R

Jay R spent the first decade of his career as a Kapuso artist. In 2015, he opened a new chapter of his life with ABS-CBN when he appeared as a contestant in Your Face Sounds Familiar.


Jaya decided to leave GMA-7 after she concluded her final project with the network, Poor Señorita. Her appearance in It’s Showtime in 2016 marked as her surprising decision to switch networks.

Ogie Alcasid

After being out of the limelight when he left GMA-7, Ogie has been with TV5 for a while before returning to ABS-CBN, where he did a few shows in the 90s.

He became a judge of Tawag ng Tanghalan and talent show Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.


Kyla stayed as a Kapuso for 15 years before she moved to ABS-CBN.

Aljur Abrenica

Aljur was a GMA-7 artist for nearly a decade before deciding to be a Kapamilya. Only six months after his move to ABS-CBN, he already top-billed his own series Asintado.

He has also appeared as a guest in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.

Janno Gibbs

Needing some freshening up, Janno made a switch and signed with Star Music, wherein he’s currently promoting his latest single, Feeling JKL. He has also appeared in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano and other ABS-CBN shows.

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“Pilipinas Got Talent” contestants “Playgirls” bash Angel Locsin after getting rejection buzzer!

“Pilipinas Got Talent” contestants “Playgirls” bash Angel Locsin after getting rejection buzzer!

  • PGT contestants, “Playgirls” rants on social media about Angel Locsin’s comments
  • “Playgirls” criticize Angel Locsin for commenting on their performance

On the Saturday episode of Pilipinas Got Talent, one girl group joined to show their talent of “car washing.” The four girls entered the audition stage wearing nothing but undergarments.

The talent that they showed was dancing while washing a car, however, not even ten seconds have passed when Angel Locsin, one of the PGT judges, already pressed her red buzzer.

“Kung may talento kayo, ‘yan ang ipakita n’yo sa’min dahil talent ang hinahanap namin kaya ko kayo binuzz,” said Locsin on the group’s performance.

It seems like Angel Locsin was not too happy with the “talent” that the group showed. Angel, being an advocate of women’s rights, wasn’t impressed with the dance performance of the girls while wearing their underwear only.

“Kaya ko kayo binuzz, ayokong ipa-objectify kayo. Masyado akong nagmamalasakit sa inyo para i-go ko ‘to at patuloy kayong panoorin ng mga kalalakihan na ginagawa ‘yan. ‘Yun ang para sa’kin,” Angel explained.

Based on their performance, it looked like the group was trying to win the judges votes through their provocative dance routine while washing a car. Although the group was still able to finish their performance, they did not make it to the next round after getting two “nos” from Vice Ganda and Locsin.

“Walang kaduda-duda na kayong apat ay napakagagandang mga babae. Nagugulumihanan lamang ako if car washing in your underwear is really a talent,” said Vice Ganda.

Still, the judges were all kind enough to make them understand Angel’s comments and told them that it is for their own benefit. The group was even praised by the judges for their “entertaining” performance and even told them that they all look pretty but dancing on their under wear just isn’t cut for the Pilipinas Got Talent.

“Ako kasi, parang di ko kaya na makita kayo na nagsasayaw ng naka-underwear para lang sa’min. Masyado kayong magaganda at masyado nyo ‘tong pinaghirapan para gawin yan,” added Locsin.

From the very start, Locsin already showed her concern for the girls and it was clear that she only wants to protect them. However, it seems like the “Playgirls” couldn’t accept the fact that they didn’t get in and took their rants about Angel Locsin on social media.

LOOK: One Facebook netizen posted a compilation of all the screen shots of the “Playgirls” rants about Angel’s comment on them. It appears that they took Angel’s concerned comments in a bad way.

The netizen pointed out that Angel only wants what’s good for them and that bashing Angel for her comments on them only shows unprofessionalism.

“Inaaway nila kami. haha bakit?? inaano namin kayo? relax lang mga ate kuya.. mashado ba naming natapakan pagkatao nyo sa ginawa namin?”

Based on the posts, the “Playgirls” are defending themselves from the netizens who are criticizing them for their performance. It looks like many people also didn’t find their performance to be fit for television.

“Iniyak mo ee! Easy lang mga bashers. Hindi naman kami naghubad sa PGT.”

The “Playgirls” also ranted about the moment when Angel got teary eyed while giving her comment.

“Makapagsalita akala mo naman di sya nagsuot ng sexy… nung nag Darna nga sya naka- bra’t panty lang din sya. Buti nga may suot pa kaming damit eh. hahaha yoko na! sana pala nagbestida nalang kame.”

Although Angel only wanted to protect them, the “Playgirls” were quick to judge and compare what they were wearing with Angel’s costume as Darna.

“Dami mong sinabi samantalang nagDarna ka nga may nude pictures ka pa na halos hubad ka na… ano tawag mo jan, sacrifice? ‘di baleng ikaw mabastos wag lang kami? Buti sa balat namin concern ka pero sa sarili mo wala… “

Based on their posts, they are questioning Angel’s comments on them when in fact, Angel have worn, according to them, a more sexy costume. They also even justified their wearing of under wears by stating, “Kaya nga carwash ang concept ee alangan mag pyjam at jacket kami…”

Accordingly, the “Playgirls” said that they were directly contacted by the PGT management and that the concept was also suggested by PGT.

Many netizens got confused with the rants of the “Playgirls” when in fact, Angel was only showing concern for them. Netizens also didn’t appear to enjoy their performance and many find it really inappropriate.

Watch full video of “Playgirls'” PGT performance here:

According to the netizens, the “Playgirls” are totally missing the point of joining a talent show if they couldn’t accept what the judges has to say. Many netizens also commented that their “bar-like” performance really isn’t unique enough for PGT.

Ultimately, the “Playgirls” is still not moving to the next round of the Pilipinas Got Talent after not getting enough yeses.

What can you say about this? Share your thoughts!

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Robin Padilla explains why he’s not sorry for ’embarrassing’ a Korean contestant

Robin Padilla explains why he’s not sorry for ’embarrassing’ a Korean contestant

  • Robin Padilla is not sorry for ‘shaming’ a Korean contestant
  • Actor Robin Padilla received backlash after ‘harsh’ comments toward a Korean contestant in Pilipinas Got Talent

Robin Padilla received backlash after his comments to Jiwan Kim, a Korean contestant, during a recent episode of Pilipinas Got Talent. Padilla wasn’t pleased after Kim refused to speak in Tagalog, so when the latter asked for Padilla’s involvement in his magic stint, the ‘Sana Dalawa Ang Puso’ lead actor firmly declined.

He pointed out what the show’s logo is all about. Pilipinas, the very reason why Kim should speak the national language.

On the other hand, Padilla’s co-host Angel Locsin received some praises after guiding the Korean contestant and volunteering for his magic.

Robin explains

The 48-year-old actor then explained himself during the media launch of ‘Sana Dalawa Ang Puso’. He said that he was never sorry for what he said and that he stood his ground.

“Hindi ako nag-sorry sa kanya,” he proudly answered. “Wala akong pinagsisisihan. Ako pumupunta rin sa ibang bansa at pag pumupunta ako sa ibang bansa, pinipilit kong malaman kung ano yung salita do’n. Kasi bisikat ka do’n e. Ikaw ang makikibagay,” he added.

Padilla also did not like the way how Kim expressed his feelings about speaking in Tagalog.

“Pupunta ka rito sa Pilipinas at uutusan mo kami,” he shared his thoughts. “Kung sasabihin mo sakin na sampung taon ka na dito, at hindi ka pa rin marunong mag-Tagalog, aba, may problema ka,” Padilla added.

He ended his statement saying that he loves the Philippines, and he would die for the Filipinos. “Bayan ko ‘to. Bayan ko ‘to at handa akong mamatay anytime,” he exclaimed.

What do you think guys? Comment below your thoughts.

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Velasco Brothers Drew Mixed Reviews from AGT’s Judges

Velasco Brothers Drew Mixed Reviews from AGT’s Judges


The latest performance of Pinoy acrobatic quartet drew mixed reviews from the judges of the international reality competition Asia’s Got Talent.

In the live episode that took place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on Thursday, the Velasco brothers rendered a Hollywood-club inspired acrobatic dance routine. Their colourful and lively performance featured their solo as well as coordinated stunts and dance moves.

Former Spice Girl Melanie C. said that their routine was flawless, while F4 boy band member Vaness Wu commented that the brothers “made it look so easy”.

“I want to be a Velasco brother!” Wu declared.

On the other hand, Indonesian rock icon Anggun commented that the siblings’ performance “wasn’t a step up” from their audition piece.

She said: “I don’t think this was a step up from the audition, for me. I’ve seen figures that you did during the audition that you did again tonight. But it was very good.”

Meanwhile, Grammy-award winning songwriter and composer David Foster refuted Anggun’s statement.

According to Foster, the siblings’ latest routine now tells a story.

“Last time I asked you to perform, I specifically asked you, I said, ‘Make a story; you have no story.’ You did exactly what I asked you to do.”

Composed of Moises, John, Noah, and Emmanuel, the Filipino dance group competed in “Pilipinas Got Talent” in 2010, but only finished as runner-up to rocker Jovit Baldovino.

Aside from the Velasco Brothers, other Filipinos competing in the semifinals round of AGT are Gerphil Geraldine Flores, El Gamma Penumbra, and New Junior System.

Check out the Velasco Brothers’ latest routine on AGT.


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Pinay Singer Fails to Amaze Judges in PGT, But Earns Golden Buzzer from David Foster in AGT

Pinay Singer Fails to Amaze Judges in PGT, But Earns Golden Buzzer from David Foster in AGT


In 2010, Filipina classical singer Gerphil Geraldine “Fame” Flores failed to amaze Pilipinas Got Talent  (PGT) judges Ai-ai delas Alas and Kris Aquino for her performance of Via Dolorosa at the competition’s semifinals.

Here’s a video of Fame’s performance in PGT.

Who would have thought that five years later, the 24-year-old singer would impress Grammy award-winning songwriter David Foster in the regional version of the PGT franchise, Asia’s Got Talent. 

Fame was able to captivate the hearts of the audience and the judges with her heartfelt rendition of the song “Speak Softly, Love”, a soundtrack from the classical movie “The Godfather”. Foster was so impressed with Fame’s rendition of the song originally performed by Andy William that he finally hit the golden buzzer.

In AGT, the golden buzzer automatically advances contestants who showcased a “Golden Act” to the semifinals. Each judge has one chance to press the golden buzzer.

Hitting the special button, Foster decided to give Fame the chance to “fame”, an opportunity she lost when she was ousted in PGT.

Watch Fame make David Foster press the golden buzzer in AGT.

Aside from Fame, PGT’s season 3 finalist El Gamma Penumbra earned a golden buzzer from Indonesian pop singer Anggun.

Does Fame’s story sound familiar?

Well, that’s because you have probably heard of Charice Pempengco’s story of conquering the international music scene despite failing to win in a Philippine singing competition. In 2005, Charice joined ABS-CBN’s Little Big Star  where she only snatched the third place. Undaunted by the result of the competition, Charice pursued her craft and became a YouTube singing sensation. Eventually, Hollywood hosts Ellen de Generes and Oprah Winfrey asked her to perform in their shows catapulting her to stardom.

Interestingly, Foster produced Charice’s songs for several years. It looks like Foster has the ability to recognise underrated talents in the Philippines.

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