Kapamilya's I Love Betty La Fea and May Bukas Pa Top Nationwide Ratings

Most ABS-CBN shows once again topple their GMA-7 rivals in the recent national ratings. Kapamilya shows May Bukas Pa and I Love Betty La Fea top the primetime spot garnering as high as 38.2% in ratings.

Top 10 Daytime and Primetime Programs Nationwide
(March 24 to 26, 2009; TNS)

March 24, Tuesday


1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 23%

2. Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (GMA-7) - 18.6%

3. Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) - 18%

4. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) / Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 16.9%

5. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 16.4%

6. Parekoy (ABS-CBN) - 14.2%

7. Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 13.9%

8. La Traicion (ABS-CBN) - 11.3%

9. Slamdunk (GMA-7) - 10.9%

10. Mr. Bean Live (ABS-CBN) - 10.3%


1. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) / I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 38.1%

2. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 36.2%

3. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 30.8%

4. Totoy Bato (GMA-7) - 29.3%

5. Zorro (GMA-7) - 28.7%

6. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 23.3%

7. Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) - 22.8%

8. All About Eve (GMA-7) - 21.1%

9. SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 18.6%

10. Kapamilya, Deal Or No Deal (ABS-CBN) - 18.5%

March 25, Wednesday


1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 22.5%
2. Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) - 19.5%
3. Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (GMA-7) - 18.9%
4. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 17.9%
5. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 17.7%
6. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 17.2%
7. Parekoy (ABS-CBN) - 13.8%
8. Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 13%
9. Mr. Bean Live (ABS-CBN) - 12.4%
10. Mischievous Princess (ABS-CBN) - 12.2%


1. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 38.2%
2. Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 35.8%
3. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 34.1%
4. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 31%
5. Totoy Bato (GMA-7) - 27.3%
6. Zorro (GMA-7) - 24.9%
7. 24 Oras (GMA-7) - 21.2%
8. All About Eve (GMA-7) - 20.3%
9. Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) - 20%
10. Fated To Love You (GMA-7) - 20%

March 26, Thursday


1. Wowowee (ABS-CBN) - 21.7%
2. Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin? (GMA-7) - 21%
3. Paano Ba ang Mangarap? (GMA-7) - 19.4%
4. Eat Bulaga! (GMA-7) - 18.2%
5. Daisy Siete (GMA-7) - 18%
6. Pilipinas, Game KNB? (ABS-CBN) - 16.4%
7. Pieta (ABS-CBN) - 15.8%
8. Parekoy (ABS-CBN) - 14.5%
9. Slamdunk (GMA-7) - 12.1%
10. Mischievous Princess (ABS-CBN) - 11.9%


1. May Bukas Pa (ABS-CBN) - 37.9%
2. Tayong Dalawa (ABS-CBN) - 36.7%
3. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN) - 35.1%
4. TV Patrol World (ABS-CBN) - 31.7%
5. Totoy Bato (GMA-7) - 31%
6. Zorro (GMA-7) - 28.3%
7. Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang (GMA-7) - 24%
8. 24 Oras (GMA-7) / All About Eve (GMA-7) - 21.5%
9. SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon (ABS-CBN) - 20.3%
10. Fated To Love You (GMA-7) - 19.6%

Source: TNS via PEP

Roxanne Guinoo is Removed From Banana Split

Roxanne Guinoo is out from Banana Split. This is what we have learned from a reliable source. Roxanne is said to be up to this March only, so we will be missing her from the show starting April.

The show is entering its 3rd season by April and they will reformat the show. Aside from reformatting, the cast of "Parekoy" (Jayson Gainza, Zanjoe Marudo and John Prats) will be added as mainstays of the gag show. And since new casts are added, some of the original casts are going to leave and on e of them is Roxanne.

Roxanne just didn't fit in the show and that's the reason why she was removed. She is more fitted in drama series where she used to portray and not comedy. They were supposed to tape the last episode of the season last Thursday but Roxanne didn't go to the taping anymore. Many are speculating maybe Angelica Panganiban was hurt of the decision of the management that's why she preferred not to attend the last taping anymore.

Aside from Roxanne Guinoo, Dianne Medina was also removed from Banana Split.

Angelica refused to comment when approached by reporters.

Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson will Team-up in a Movie

Sarah Geronimo is having a new leading man. After her two successful blockbuster movies with John Lloyd Cruz, namely "A Very Special Love" and "You Changed My Life", Viva Films is considering Gerald Anderson to be the next partner of Sarah in her next movie.

But Sarah doubts fans will like their team-up. "Medyo mahirap 'yan kasi alam naman natin na ka-love team ni Gerald si (Kim Chiu). Bahala na kung ano ang will ni Lord at ng management kung ano talaga kung ano ang ma-settle na," Sarah said in an interview with ABS-CBN news.

"Hindi ko naman pwedeng sabihing I fully agree. Maraming kailangang intindihin pa muna," explained Sarah.

For his part, Gerald welcomed the idea of working with Sarah. "It will be fine. When I heard it, nakaka-overwhelm talaga," Gerald said.

Gerald further confirmed speculations that he will be partnered to other female stars soon, just like what happened to other Kapamilya hearthrobs Piolo Pascual, Sam Milby and Jericho Rosales who are also partnered with different leading ladies.

"Alam namin ni Kim na the day will come na maghihiwalay kami at magkakaroon ng ibang partners," said Gerald in an interview with Bulgar.

As of this writing, Sarah is in the US for her "The Next One: US Tour" with Charlie Green, Billy Crawford and Mark Bautista while Gerald is busy with his television series "Tayong Dalawa" with Kim Chiu and Jake Cuenca.

Dingdong Dantes as Zuma

Dingdong Dantes is said to portray the role of Zuma, the comics character created by Jim Fernandez in the 70's.

Zuma is a monster character with a two headed snake that rests on his shoulder. Zuma first appeared in comic series Aztec and later on gained it's popularity with the series "Anak Ni Zuma" in Aliwan Komiks.

It had a prequel "Angkan Ni Zuma" which chronicles Zuma's adventures inancient times. Then his future descendant "Zuma-Maria" and then it had it's own comic book series (although short-lived) titled Zuma Komiks.

Zuma's character has been also into films twice, the original "Zuma" and the sequel "Anak Ni Zuma". Both movies were topbilled by actor Max Laurel.

This remake of "Zuma" will introduce this comics character to the new generation. So far, most comics characters made into films today are those characters created by Carlo J. Caparas, himself, a comics writer legend.

Actor/producer Carlo Maceda will produce the movie. He already talked with Dingdong and Dingdong is said to be interested in the project. They are planning to release "Zuma" within this year.

This movie will temporarily separate Dingdong from his perennial on-screen partner Marian Rivera, who is said to be his real-life girlfriend. Almost all movies/TV shows of Dingdong are with Marian as his leading lady.

Angel Locsin Sexy Folded & Hung Pictures

Angel Locsin is getting hotter and hotter this summer. Folded & Hung recently launched their "Angel of Summer" ad campaign with Angel in the billboard. Below are the revealing pictures of Angel Locsin:

Angel Locsin Folded and Hung
Angel Locsin Folded and Hung
Angel Locsin Folded and Hung
Angel Locsin Folded and Hung
Angel Locsin Folded and Hung

Angel is currently in Korea for the taping of her upcoming show "Only You" with actors Sam Milby and Diether Ocampo.

Marian Rivera's Upcoming Shows/Projects

Marian Rivera has been very busy nowadays. Aside from her current "Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang" with real-life boyfriend Dingdong Dantes, there's a lot of upcoming shows/projects that are lined-up for her.

Marian will be paired with Dennis Trillo in APT Entertainment produced lent special titled "Sugat Ng Kahapon" which will be shown on April 11, a Black Saturday, 7-9 PM.

Another project is a GMA-7 public affairs special titled "Walang Pera" which is to be hosted by the Kapuso network's premiere host Mike Enriquez. Marian will portray the role of Juana dela Cruz, a victim of the global financial crisis. "Walang Pera" is presented by GMA News and Public Affairs and it will be shown on March 22 at 10:45 PM. According to Marian, she is thrilled and excited with this project since this is her first public affairs show and will be teamed up with a highly respectable TV personality.

Robin Padilla also entered the scene. Marian and Robin are said to have a TV project in GMA-7 primetime. There is no title yet for the said project, but a lot of fans are excited on the chemistry of the bad boy image of Robin and the Marimar of the Philippines.

Regal Entertainment has already revealed their plan of pairing Marian with Vhong Navarro in a comedy movie. Although there is no confirmation as of this writing, they are said to be working on the details and make an official statement for the movie soon.

Aside from TV and movie projects, Marian Rivera is also very busy with her endorsements. During the Holy Week, Marian is said to go to Bacoor Cavite for the blessing of her 12 door apartment which is one of her personal business engagements.

Willie Revillame, Edu Manzano & Korina Sanchez For Senator

Willie Revillame and Edu Manzano can both land a seat in the senate if elections were held today. That's what was revealed in the latest opinion poll conducted by Pulse Asia recently.

Although Willie and Edu have not indicated their intention to run for a public position come 2010 elections, they have a very strong chance landing to the senate. This is due to the popularity of their respective TV programs which depicts the two hosts as pro-masses.

Willie is the host of the popular noontime show "Wowowee" and Edu is the host of "Game Ka Na Ba", both in ABS-CBN network.

Another ABS-CBN personality who is likely to become senator is broadcaster Korina Sanchez. Korina however, just like the two mentioned above, didn't show any interest in joining any political race. Joked some friends; "Maybe she's just contented to be the First Lady of the Phillippines if Mar Roxas wins the presidency".

Incumbent senators, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr., who are both actors, are also assured of re-election. Jinggoy can even land to the no.1 spot while Bong would land to the 5th to 11th slot.

Vicente "Tito" Sotto, another actor and currently Dangerous Drugs Board chairman and himself a former two-term senator, also has a high chance of winning.

Respondents were presented 65 names and the question:

"Kung ang nasabing halalan sa 2010 ay isasagawa ngayon, sinu-sino sa mga sumusunod na personalidad ang inyong iboboto kung sakaling sila ay kakandidato sa pagka-senador? Puwede kayong pumili ng hanggang 12 pangalan."

Showbiz invasion in the senate? Willie can bring Luningning and Milagring in the senate halls and it be real fan.

KC Concepcion Scandal?

"KC Concepcion Scandal" - that's how they call it. These are due to pictures of KC Concepcion circulating in the internet showing her partying with friends and they label it as "scandal".

These pictures depict KC far from the roles she portrayed in her movies and appearances in television where she always portray the role of a conservative Filipina.

The "KC Concepcion Scandal Pictures" are shown below:

This picture shows KC and a male friend sharing a bottle of wine:

Kiss after the toast?

Another guy kissing KC (in the ears? take note of KC's expression, and oh.. the eyebags)

KC here is allegedly drunk and wild:

These pictures are not really scandalous but they show the other side of KC Concepcion in the eyes of her loyal fans.

Francis "Kiko" Magalona Dies

Francis "Kiko" Magalona, otherwise known as Francis M, succumbed to leukemia and died about 12 noon today at the Medical City. He was diagnosed with AML or Acute Myelogenous Leukemia with Mixed Lineage last August 2008 and have been undergoing treatment since then.

Vic Sotto of Eat Bulaga announced Fancis M's death in national television right after Pia Arroyo, Francis' wife, informed him of her husband's fate. The announcement literally saddened the whole nation and Vic requested a moment of silence from the audience. Francis used to co-host in the noontime show.

Minutes after his death was announced, Francis' friends rushed to hospital to comfort the bereaved family. Spotted in the Medical City's viscinity were Francis M's close friends Herbert Bautista, Michael V and Ogie Alcasid.

Everyone in the TAPE / Eat Bulaga group was shocked and teary-eyed when they heard the news.

"Hindi ako makaimik agad. I was shocked. I didn’t know what to do. Nakayuko na lang ako. Nagdasal at para akong natuyuan ng laway,” said Anjo Yllana who co-hosted with Kiko in a television noontime show.

"I was caught flat-footed. I felt so sad. Imagine, he was with us for a long time and we were praying for his early recovery only to find out na wala na siya,” another co-host Pauleen Luna said.

Joey de Leon also expressed his sadness in Kiko's early death. "I will miss him and his arts. Remember we are both painters. He’s like a younger brother to me," Joey said.

"Nagpaparamdam na si Kiko kay Pia. Nagpapahiwatig na wala nang pag-asa si Kiko pero nakakapagsalita pa nang bahagya. Nakapagbilin pa siya kay Pia. Tapos, kaninang magtatanghali, tumawag si Pia kay Bossing (Vic Sotto) informing him that hindi na magtatagal si Francis,” TV reporter Josie MaƱago revealed in a statement at the Broadway Centrum premises Friday afternoon.

Francis Magalona's remains lie in state at the Funeraria Paz in Araneta Avenue, Quezon City and will be brought to Christ The King Memorial Chapel in Greenmeadows, Quezon City tomorrow for the fans to see their idol for the last time. The public is allowed to view Fancis' remains starting tomorrow, March 7, 2009 from 6am to 6pm until Tuesday March 10, next week.

Francis M is known as the "King of Pinoy Rap" as he is the first Filipino rapper to crossover to the mainstream market. He is best known for his monster hit "Mga Kababayan Ko" which marked the birth of rap music in the Philippines.

He got also into painting and photography and a member of the Camera Club of the Philippines.

His last album is a collaboration with Eraseheads lead vocalist Ely Buendia and various artists titled "The Sickos Project".

Francis Magalona was ready for his death, he saw it coming. This is evident in his last entry in his blog "a Free Mind" which says:

"I look forward to the pain as I know my journey is on full speed ahead. I will not be bold to say that without asking a favor from you all. PLEASE PRAY for me as I undergo treatment. Your prayers, as always, have sustained me. And am sure the Lord will listen to all our prayers. To His will I submit myself.

God bless you, my friend."

He was 44.

Arnel Pineda and the Journey Concert in the Philippines

Arnel Pineda and the band Journey will finally hold it's first concert in the Philippines entitled "An Evening With Journey". The Filipino audience can finally listen live to the music of the world acclaimed rock band with Arnel in the lead vocals.

All members of the rock band Journey will be coming in the Philippines for the concert which include Neal Schon in the guitars, Jonathan Cain in the keyborads, Ross Valory - Bass, Deen Castronovo - drums and of course Arnel Pineda in the lead vocals.

The Journey concert in the Philippines is scheduled on March 14 at the Mall Of Asia Concert Grounds through the cooperation of Mossimo and SM.

Their Philippine concert is a big challenge for Arnel because this is his first performance in the country since he replaced Steve Perry in the lead vocals. With all humility, Arnel conceded there's only one Steve Perry but he will do his best so he can at least perform at par with him.

Arnel's single with band entitled "Revelation" is now a certified platinum record holder worldwide and the CD has already made to its million dollar sales.

The tickets for the Journey's Philippine concert are available in all Mossimo stores in Metro Manila and in Ticketnets (Tel. No. 911-5555). Tickets are prized P3,605 (VIP), P@,575(Gold), P1,545(Silver) and P515(Bronze).