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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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VIRAL: Netizen expresses disappointment over mistress-themed Filipino films

VIRAL: Netizen expresses disappointment over mistress-themed Filipino films


A Pinay wife’s Facebook rant against mistress-themed Filipino films and shows—particularly Star Cinema’s Etiquette for Mistresses—has gone viral on social media.

Amassing over 40,000 likes and more than 20,000 shares, Anna Katrina Esteves Pascual’s Facebook post has definitely earned a thumbs-up from netizens, specifically wives. In her post made on September 4, Pascual questioned why ABS-CBN as well as Star Cinema produce mistress-themed films and shows like No Other Woman, The Legal Wife, Two Wives, The Mistress, and The Love Affair that may possibly influence the younger generation’s morality.


“Didn’t you know that you have a moral obligation to your viewers to promote what is good? Yes it’s true that they, the Mistresses exist, Yes it’s true that its a big of an issue specially to Filipino families, for sure it has always been an issue, but do we really have to see this on screen again and again?” Pascual wrote in her post.

Pascual suggested film producers to come up with movies focusing on love, family, God, or Philippine history. According to Pascual, having great actors or actresses star in these types of films can help in moulding the youth of today.

“Imagine if they star in a moral and inspiring movie, not only will that movie be a block buster but you’re also helping in molding today’s children to be better Filipino citizens or even save families from tearing apart,” Pascual added.

PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook/ Anna Katrina Esteves Pascual
PHOTO CREDIT: Facebook/ Anna Katrina Esteves Pascual

Several netizens echoed Pascual’s opinion.

A Chito Roño film, Etiquette for Mistresses is based on the ’90s best-selling book of Jullie Yap-Daza. Set to hit the cinemas this September, the movie stars Kris Aquino, Claudine Barretto, Kim Chiu, Iza Calzado, and Cheena Crab.

Watch the movie trailer below.

Featured image credits to Star Cinema.

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Top 10 Epic ‘Sampalan’ Moments in the History of Pinoy Movies and Soap Operas

Top 10 Epic ‘Sampalan’ Moments in the History of Pinoy Movies and Soap Operas


Your TV and movie dates aren’t the same without the slapping, and hair pulling between the lead character and the villain. It’s just one of those typical drama moments, that eventhough we say are cliche, Pinoys are really fond of watching every minute of it.

Nicole versus Monica in "The Legal Wife"
Nicole versus Monica in “The Legal Wife”

We pulled out some epic sampalan from different movies and teleseryes and compiled them together into our Top 10 picks.

10. Judy Ann Santos / Sharon Cuneta (Magkapatid, 2002)

Liza (Judy Ann) and Cita (Sharon) are sisters. But their relationship with each other were put to the test when Cita lost her only son while under the custody of Liza. She blames her sister for her son’s death and wanted Liza’s child to take his place.

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Crime Rate in the Philippines Dropped Because of ABS-CBN’s “The Legal Wife”

Crime Rate in the Philippines Dropped Because of ABS-CBN’s “The Legal Wife”


If not zero, the Philippine National Police (PNP) believed that there has been another significant decrease in the crime rate in the country between the months of April and June 2014, during the last two months of airing of ABS-CBN’s hit primetime series “The Legal Wife.”

The Legal Wife sampal

Col. Rwin Pagkalinawan, current administrator of PNP Hotline, confirmed during the celebration of Social Media Day held in SM Aura last weekend that there was either zero-crime rate or a ‘dramatic’ drop in figures every timeslot of “The Legal Wife.” That’s how popular the series was! When Maja Salvador and Angel fought, the entire country watched — literally. Their fight was as popular as Manny Pacquiao’s boxing matches. It only means that even criminals stop their dirty work to watch.

the legal gif

“Napansin namin, halos lahat kasi ng nanonood ng ‘Legal Wife’, masa e. Halos walang nagaganap na snatching, robbery, suntukan, or iba pang krimen during 9 to 10PM,” he said in a phone conversation with correspondent.

“Usually ang mga magnanakaw (o mga kriminal), titira na yan during that time pero sa records namin, wala e. Mabagal.”

“Grabe parang akala mo, laban ni Pacquiao ang pinapanood nila at talagang tutok na tutok sila,” he added pertaining to the ‘masa’.” Pagkalinawan added.

“Napakalaking tulong talaga ng mga ganitong palabas sa bansa natin,” added Col. Rwin.

“The Legal Wife” ended with a record-breaking finale on June 13.

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Top 5 Reasons why “The Legal Wife” is a Hit on Philippine TV

Top 5 Reasons why “The Legal Wife” is a Hit on Philippine TV


ABS-CBN’s “The Legal Wife” is undoubtedly a big hit on Philippine television! Even netizens talk about it on social media sites, making the drama a regular trending topic on Twitter worldwide. “The Legal Wife” is primetime TV show that tells about relationship between wife and mistress. But what is most hurting part is, the mistress is the wife’s best friend herself.

Started airing on January 27, the series is constantly on winning streak versus it’s counterpart either AGB Nielsen or Kantar Media, Mega Manila or Nationwide. Since the show is on its finale week on primetime, aside from having a great story, we list down the top five reasons why “The Legal Wife” became a fire hit nationwide. Check out our list below:


"The Legal Wife" lead stars JC de Vera, Maja Salvador, Angel Locsin and Jericho Rosales; also stars Rio Locsin, Joem Bascon, Mark Gil, Matet de Leon and Christopher de Leon.
“The Legal Wife” lead stars JC de Vera, Maja Salvador, Angel Locsin and Jericho Rosales; also stars Rio Locsin, Joem Bascon, Mark Gil, Matet de Leon and Christopher de Leon.


“Walang sa’yo, Nicole! Akin lang ang asawa ko!” (You don’t own him, Nicole! My husband is mine alone!” – Monica to Nicole

“Masarap ba ang asawa ko? Sabihin mo, masarap ba?” (Is my husband delicious?) – Monica to Nicole

“Paano mo siya nilandi? Ano una mong tinanggal? ‘Yang bra mo? ‘Yang panty mo? O ‘yang konsensiya mo?” (How did you seduce him? What did you take off first? Your bra? Your undies? Or your conscience?) – Monica to Nicole

“Pinapanood kita habang minamahal ka ng lahat…Aaminin ko, inggit na inggit ako sa’yo…” (I was watching you while you were being loved by everyone… I would admit, I was reeking with envy…) – Nicole to Monica

“Mas masarap ang cake ko, Adrian. Tikman mo. Ang sarap ‘di ba?” (My cake is more delicious. Taste it. Delicious right?!)  – Nicole to Adrian

Rowena, the pambansang best friend’s funny dialogues compiled:



"The Legal Wife" memes: Pinoy Henyo
“The Legal Wife” memes: Pinoy Henyo
"The Legal Wife" memes: Dogs
“The Legal Wife” memes: Dogs
"The Legal Wife" memes: Bakla ang Chicser
“The Legal Wife” memes: Bakla ang Chicser


Nicole versus Monica in "The Legal Wife"
Nicole versus Monica in “The Legal Wife”
Adrian versus Monica in "The Legal Wife"
Adrian versus Monica in “The Legal Wife”
Adrian versus Monica in "The Legal Wife"
Adrian versus Monica in “The Legal Wife”

Every viewer get hooked up with their favorite character in the series because each role are relatable. Some fans, Legalistas, as they are called are for Team Nicole or Team Monica. Most of the housewives, who experienced the same situation or fear that they may experience the same are expected to be at Team Monica’s. While others, though they are not in reality, mistresses, go for Team Nicole because they can feel how hard it is to fall for someone you are not meant to love. Some also empathize with Adrian as the husband who committed a mistake but is willing to correct his wrongdoings.

Directed by Rory B. Quintos and Dado C. Lumibao, “The Legal Wife” is set to air its final episode this Friday, June 13.

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Angel Locsin and Mark Gil’s Controversial Scene in The Legal Wife – Should There Be Any Malice? (Watch the Video Here)

Angel Locsin and Mark Gil’s Controversial Scene in The Legal Wife – Should There Be Any Malice? (Watch the Video Here)


A certain scene on the hit prime time TV series, “The Legal Wife” have been generating a lot of buzz for quite some time now. It was supposed to give its audience a thrilling sensation wherein a raging Monica (Angel Locsin) came charging right into Nicole (Maja Salvador) when she found out about Nicole and her husband Adrian’s (Jericho Rosales) secreted and illicit love affair. During the heated confrontation, Monica lashed out some harsh words to Nicole. Her extreme anger towards Nicole made her want to lay her hands on the poor concubine which appeared to have some vicious intent.

Dante (Mark Gil) served as the mediator during that confrontation. He tried his best to disperse the two to avoid any sufferer. He went in-between them with the hopes of halting the fight. He did the right thing. If I were him, I will try to stop that cat fight as much as I could. But there’s a certain part of the scene which malevolently caught most of the audiences’ attention – the part where Mark Gil grabbed Angel Locsin to prevent him from hurting Maja Salvador. Mark Gil was seen doing some kind of a “frottage” which is defined as the practice of touching or rubbing against the clothed body of another person in a crowd as a means of obtaining sexual gratification.

Followers of the said TV series as well as some Netizens have expressed their dismay towards that particular scene, others became envious because Mark Gil appeared to have managed to get away with the act wherein he got a feel of Angel Locsin’s huge pair of alluring bosom. Other’s gave their sympathy to Mark Gil and they felt that it was unintentional. Some of their reactions regarding this controversy can be seen below:


Frankly speaking, I feel like it is just normal for an actor to encounter these kind of scenes especially during a fight where a woman is involved. It is hard to act naturally while cautiously avoiding to bump your co actress’ chest. It just so happened that Angel owns a huge pair of those and Mark Gil should not be blamed for that unfortunate instance (well I consider him lucky though) If I were him, I might be unable to resist seizing the opportunity to feel a girl’s asset especially if she’s named Angel Locsin. Just kidding, it is just part of my daily fantasies and I have no intention of doing such erroneous things.

Mark Gil is a proven actor. He came from a family of great actors who excel in their craft. I have nothing against him and I still give him my utmost respect. One thing’s for sure, he LOVES his job. =D

Before making your own conclusions, take a look at this controversial video first and figure out what the fuss is all about.


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