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REEL DEAL: Hitchcock - POSTER

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Here is the promotional poster for Hitchcock which is an upcoming film directed by Sacha Gervasi and based on Stephen Rebello's non-fiction book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. The film is scheduled to be released in the Philippines on February 6,2013 by 20th Century Fox.


The movie stars Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in the production of his timeless classic, Psycho. 








Promoting Youth Activeness through the Get Active Campus Challenge

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College is all about fun. It’s about learning, and making sure you understand how each puzzle fits--how we, each as an individual piece with our own unique shapes, fits into a world of grand encounters and marvelous opportunities.
College is about finding your own calling.
“We’ve all been there. Each of us knew how challenging and exhilarating it all was. When college comes to mind, we are reminded of our eager smiles, the squint in our eyes, ecstatic as we brace ourselves for whatever challenge lies ahead,” shares Garnier beauty advocate, Georgina Wilson.

REEL DEAL: Bully - NEWS

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“Bully” film to launch anti-bullying campaign
The Jesuit Basic Education Commission (JBEC), in cooperation with Solar Entertainment, is bringing the acclaimed documentary “Bully” to the Philippines. The film, directed by Lee Hirsch, will have a limited theatrical run in November, after the by-invitation premiere on November 13, 6:30 PM, at Robinson’s Galleria Cinema 4. 
The film focuses on the alarming rise in bullying faced by teenage students in America. It chronicles the experiences of victims in high schools in Georgia, Iowa, Texas, Mississippi, and Oklahoma, focusing on the cases of Tyler Long and Ty Smalley, both of which tragically ended in suicide. 
JBEC will use this powerful documentary to launch the anti-bullying campaign, “Not in Our School,” endorsed by the popular sportsman, Chris Tiu.  The advocacy is aligned with the DepEd’s Child Protection Policy which seeks to defend the student from any form of abuse, including bullying. In light of recent local and international head…

REEL DEAL: A Good Day To Die Hard TRAILER

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Bruce Willis returns in his most iconic role as John McClane - the “real” hero with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing. This time the take-no-prisoners cop is really in the wrong place at the wrong time after traveling to Moscow to help his estranged son Jack. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes.

 "A Good Day to Die Hard” opens February 13 in theaters nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.



Five steps to happily ever after on beTV this November!

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Step 1: Matchmaking. Patti Stinger is a third generation matchmaker and founder and CEO of the Millionaire’s Club, an exclusive service designed to match successful men with their prospective wives. Helping millionaires find their true love is Patti's office team, which includes Destin, her office manager and right-hand man; Chelsea, the Vice President of Matchmaking and Alison, Millionaires Club Rep in Sales. Find out if and how Patti can help her elite pool of millionaire clients find true love based on a database of women holding some of nature's most coveted characteristics: beauty, brains, and class. Catch the Millionaire Matchmaker on November 10 and 11, at 7:20pm only on beTV.
Step 2: Dating. Is love blind? This is what Dating in the Dark, a unique alternative series on beTV will try to answer this on November 10 and 11 at 4:00pm. Looks are taken out of the equation as three men and three women, who are all looking for love, get to know each other in total darkness. And …

Kapuso Milyoradyo winner receives one million peso grand prize

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Kapuso Milyoradyo winner Larry C. Escobar received his one million peso grand prize from GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon and RGMA President and COO Mike C. Enriquez on October 18.
Escobar, a former OFW and an avid listener of DZBB, said that he will put his winnings in the bank, and also share a portion of it with his family.
Also present were (from left) RGMA Senior Area Manager and DWLS-FM Program Director Glenn F. Allona, DZBB News Director Norilyn D. Temblor, Escobar’s mother Angelina Escobar, and RGMA COO and Operations Consultant Butch V. Gonzales.

GMA Network strengthens weekend block with new programming lineup

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GMA Network further intensifies its Saturday and Sunday afternoon and primetime blocks with a bigger and bolder programming schedule beginning October 27 and 28.
On Saturday, October 27, the country’s well-loved and longest running noontime show, “Eat Bulaga”, continues to bring laughter and surprises to viewers at 11:30AM. Afterwards, a totally exciting, totally exclusive, and totally explosive episode of “Startalk” follows at 2:45pm with the live guesting of Temptation of Wife’s Primetime Queen Marian Rivera and Dennnis Trillo.
The country’s pioneering wish-granting public service program “Wish Ko Lang”, hosted by Vicky Morales, continues to help the less-fortunate, reunite families and loved ones, and  treat die-hard fans to a quality time with their celebrity icons as it moves back to its original timeslot at 4:15pm. “24 Oras Weekend”, anchored by Jiggy Manicad and Pia Arcangel, shortly comes next at 5:15pm with the rundown of the day’s most pressing issues and a recap of the week t…

Marvin Agustin bags Young Entrepreneur of the Year

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Dreams do come true for every Juan. Marvin Agustin did not imagine being in the roster of the most powerful and influential names in business and economy having won the 2012 Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year of the SGV Foundation. Held at the Awards Banquet in Makati Shangrila Hotel last week, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year annually recognizes individuals who have shown exemplary extraordinary passion, vision and conviction that led respective businesses to success. 
Marvin Agustin shared the limelight among the finalists named; Raul M. Ang, President of Maxima Machineries Incorporated, Jaime I. Ayala, President and CEO of Hybrid Social Solutions, Inc.(HSSI), Antonette P. De Guzman and Carolina S. Osteria, Managing Directors, ACM Landholdings Inc., Venus C. Genson, CEO and President Art N’ Nature Manufacturing Corporation, Raoul Roberto P. Goco, Executive Chef and Owner Cyma Greek Taverna Co., Ronald P. Guzman M.D., Chief Executive Off…

HEALTHY LYF: Flawless Goes More Digital

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Flawless has been providing quality skin care to celebrities and even to even to ordinary Filipinos which provides a extraordinary service and quality with skin care and aesthetics services. In fact, I had my first facial experience  with their flagship SM Megamall branch. And last year, I also had another session which was featured in a post
With names like Lorna Tolentino, Richard Gutierrez  Iza Calzado and Enzo Pineda as some of their big family of endorsers made them talk of the town. And they have also expanded new services and even made skin care programs with high quality products that makes sure the effectiveness and results for their clients. This year, with another anniversary just around the corner for Flawless, they have also excerting efforts with their digital presence with their online magazine FLAUNT and their new interactive website. I also took the Flawless Challenge so see how effective their products are. So far I've tried them for days and hope to see visible …

REEL DEAL: The Wolverine - Chat Event

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THE WOLVERINE Chat
HUGH JACKMAN AND DIRECTOR JAMES MANGOLD ANSWER FAN QUESTIONS LIVE FROM THE WOLVERINE SET Fans around the world are invited to tune-in and participate in a live chat with Hugh Jackman and director James Mangold from the set of The Wolverine in Sydney, Australia. This extraordinary event will take place on Monday, October 29th at 1:00 pm PT (Los Angeles time) / Tuesday, October 30th at 4:00am (Philippines) on YouTube atwww.youtube.com/thewolverinemovie and the film’s official website atwww.TheWolverineMovie.com. Marvel’s own Agent M will host and provide fans special access to this highly anticipated movie. Hear the details directly from Hugh Jackman and James Mangold themselves in this exclusive video from the set: http://youtu.be/bJ0TysDdbBk Have questions about the The Wolverine’s epic story and thrilling action? Visit The Wolverineon Facebook and Twitter to learn more about this exciting opportunity and submit questions for the chance to have them presented to Jackman …

ETC Airs Local Show Every Sunday

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Get up to date on what’s current, what’s in and what’s NOW! ETC’s newest locally produced show, ETC HQ offers viewers the latest trends on all things that interest the stylish youth. Aired every Sunday at 8:45PM on ETC, the 15-minute weekly capsule offers TRENDCASTS on the hottest happenings in the world of movies, music, TV and style. Trendcasts are short up-to-the-minute updates focusing on youth trends and hip, lifestyle news. Offering bite-size segments that are easy for the ETC viewer to take in, ETC HQ the pulse on all things NOW.

A NEW HERO RISES ON JACK TV Sundays A

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Jack TV gives rise to a new breed of hero as it presents its newest show to date, “Arrow.” Aired every Sunday at 8PM, Arrow is inspired by the DC comic book character Green Arrow, it tells a story of a modern-day hero who fights not with superpowers but with his own lethal set of skills.
After five years of being presumed dead, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) is discovered on a remote island in the Pacific. When he comes home to Starling City, his devoted mother Moira (Susanna Thompson), and much-beloved sister Thea (Willa Holland) welcome him home, but the two can sense Oliver’s not the same man he used to be.
Oliver’s unimaginable ordeals on the island have done something irreversible to him, he has forged himself into a weapon – for reasons he intends to keep from everyone. While Oliver tries to hide the truth about the man he has become, he struggles to reconnect to those closest to him, especially with his former girlfriend, Laurel Lance (Kate Cassidy). As Oliver s…

REEL DEAL: A Secret Affair REVIEW

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It might be the year for kabit movies as many of local movies shown were about this theme. But lets look on this new movie, A SECRET AFFAIR released by Viva Films starring Anne Curtis, Derek Ramsay, and Andi Eigenman.
Thought may be compared with other "Unfaithful" movies, its goes beyond expectations with showcasing a different approach with great cinematography, production design, and even very firery encounters.
It won't bore you with the plot as the main characters' lives are interesting with secrets and revelations. It's also Andi Eigenman's comeback movie after giving birth (but her body left no trace of pregnancy). 
A Secret Affair is produced and distributed by Viva Films. Now Showing in theaters.

California Pizza Kitchen in Binondo!

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The Binondo/Divisoria area is becoming a new food hotspot with the opening of California Pizza Kitchen at Lucky Chinatown Mall. This is their lucky eighth restaurant and is also opening more soon. They bring the great flavors of California especially their famous Pizza (obviously), and also new additions to their menu (see some of the dishes on FudFyt Blog). Also with a whole new look for their restaurant is something refreshing and cozy like your in a summer vacation somewhere along the California coastline.
With also a number of their customers who dine in at their their other branches are Chinoys from Binondo, it would become more convenient for them to enjoy their favorite pizza reataurant without going beyond Binondo. 
Even with reinventing some of the looks and adding new dishes, they still keep the quality and flavor that made them a foodies favorite. I have not yet been to California, but it sure has this ambiance of the being there. With also a wide variety of dishes inspired w…

Marina Celebrates 25 Years!

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I just found out that Marina Oysters and Seafood Grill is turning 25 years and in line with this silver anniversary, they are launching a great deal that will happen on their anniversary. It's the perface place for seafood food trippin' with family and friends. I did experienced the restaurant a couple of times and I do highly recommend their oysters which are shipped fresh from Panay/Iloilo to Manila to ensure the freshness of their produce and once it get to your plate.
For their anniversary, they will be having a treat for their loyal customers with "Baked Oysters" for P25! Yes! TWENTY FIVE PESOS for a plate of baked oysters! No Kiddin'!
MARINA is the only restaurant which has been serving people with authentic Ilonggo specialties in the country! When it comes to the best of Iloilo hospitality and Filipino specialties, MARINA tops all in its class. After two good decades of providing only the finest Filipino cuisine and unsurpassed family- oriented service.

Running Man: Serious Run, Serious Fun

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Happening at Venice Piazza Mckinley Hill, Bonifacio 
Global City on November 17, 2012
Are you the Running Man? Futuretainment Inc. redefines running at Venice Piazza, Mckinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City on November 17, 2012. Imagine traversing rolling terrain and hurdling a thrilling obstacle course designed by only the most exacting adventure enthusiasts. The Peak Attack is sure to give you a kick-start, quite literally, as you scale a mound of earth. If it isn’t a strong grip, leg strength should get you to the next challenge. 
Next, you have to lift yourself enough to grab the Monkey Bars, all the while keeping a firm hold to keep from falling into muddy water. This should take you back to your childhood days at the playground, though the feat is far more than child’s play. If you survive the Monkey Bars, you’ll feel the thrill to the finish drawing closer at the Tunnel Crawl. Conquer your claustrophobia and try to get ahead of the game. The fun trail continues to the Wall Balance, w…

REEL DEAL: The Three Stooges - Will Sasso Q&A

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WILL SASSO Q&A: THE BALD STOOGE KNOWN AS CURLY
The all-new motion picture, THE THREE STOOGES, in theaters October 24, is a contemporary take on a trio of time-honored boneheads. The film recreates the classic and iconic Stooge sound effects (including "boinks," finger snaps, and palm claps), haircuts and other Stooge-isms- -- while interweaving them with modern-day attitudes, situations and pop culture references.
In the film, we meet the Stooges as newborn "angels from heaven." That's how the nuns characterize the three toddlers left at their orphanage. But when one of the nuns, Sister Mary-Mengele, receives a fierce eye-poke from Moe, which catapults her into the next county, they suspect the new arrivals are anything but heavenly.
Now, years later, their Three Stooges have left the nuns bruised, battered and bewildered. Even worse, it looks like the orphanage will be forced to close its doors due to financial difficulties.  But Larry, Curly and Moe, employe…

Julie Anne San Jose in 'Tonight with Arnold Clavio'

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Kapuso singing sensation Julie Anne San Jose is Arnold Clavio's special guest in tonight's episode of his talk show, "Tonight with Arnold Clavio" on GMA News TV Channel 11.
Being one of the most popular stars of today, Julie Anne almost always trends in the social networking site, Twitter, and has a huge following on Facebook.  Her music videos have also become popular on YouTube, with one video fetching more than 15 million views to date.
Julie Anne is one multi-talented artist.  Aside from being a great singer and performer, she also plays the guitar, piano, drums and other musical instruments.  Tonight, in "Tonight with Arnold Clavio," Julie Anne will show another newly-discovered talent.  What could it be?
Don't miss tonight's episode of "Tonight with Arnold Clavio," 10:30pm on GMA News TV Channel 11.

Dingdong Dantes optimistic about the success of "Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles"

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Kapuso primetime royalty Dingdong Dantes is very optimistic about the success of his upcoming horror film, "Tiktik: The Aswang Chronices," which will hit nationwide theatres last Wednesday, October 17.
The movie, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Erik Matti, is pioneering in its use of digital set extension via chroma key or "green screen" technology in all of its sequences.  The film, arguably the biggest horror film of 2012, is shot entirely in green screen and utilises a combination of live action footage and three-dimensional computer graphics (CG).
In his rounds of radio promotions for the film starting with GMA's flagship radio stations DZBB (AM) and Barangay LS 97.1 (FM), Dantes expressed pride for his film, which took more than a year to create.

REEL DEAL: Paranormal Activity 4 SPOTLIGHT

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“PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4” GLOBAL “WANT IT” CLOSES IN ONE WEEK! 

“WANT IT” AND BE THE FIRST TO SEE IT

Paranormal Activity fans all over the world have only one week left to earn the chance to be the first to see the new “Paranormal Activity 4,” the latest film in the smash hit horror franchise from Paramount Pictures. 

Don’t be left out!  Make sure your city is in the top 25 worldwide to receive a free screening days before everyone else by going to http://www.paranormalmovie.com/ and clicking “Want It.”  Voting ends October 11. 

The film’s website has been inundated with votes from fans across the globe in anticipation of its release on November 21.  
Cities currently in the running to receive a free screening and be the first in the world to see “Paranormal Activity 4” in theaters include Lima, Peru; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Paris, France; Moscow, Russia; New York, NY; London, UK.  For a complete list, go to http://www.paranormalmovie.com/.

REEL DEAL: V/H/S REVIEW

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A group of criminals scour a secluded country home for a mysterious videotape, and bear witness to scenes of unimaginable terror in this found-footage-style anthology horror film featuring segments from Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), Ti West (House of the Devil), Joe Swanberg (Silver Bullets), David Bruckner (The Signal), Adam Wingard (You're Next, and Radio Silence).
It seemed like a simple job; all they needed to do was enter the home, find the videotape, and deliver it to their boss. But from the moment they arrived, a sinister tension descended. Gaining access to the house, the young thugs discover a rotting corpse amidst a collection of vintage television sets, and stockpiles of VHS tapes.
Somewhere amidst the stacks is the tape they seek, but with each new video they watch, the dread continues to build. The sights that they witness are too horrible for words, but the greatest shock is yet to come.

DENR, FEU and WWF Launch Tamaraw Month with Campaign to Double Tamaraw Numbers by 2020

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Ten thousand tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) once grazed and bred throughout the island of Mindoro. Sadly, the population has taken severe blows – from a crippling outbreak of cattle-killing Rinderpest in the 1930s to incessant land clearing and poaching. It is thought that only a few hundred hold out atop the grassy slopes and forest patches of Mts. Iglit, Baco, Aruyan, Bongabong, Calavite and Halcon in Mindoro. 

Differentiated from the larger and more docile carabao (Bubalus bubalis carabanesis), the stocky tamaraw bears distinctive V-shaped horns, a shorter tail and a shaggy coat of chocolate to ebony fur. Adults stand four feet tall and average 300 kilograms.

SM Cinema Features Exciting Exclusive Action and Horror Movies this October!

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Thrills and excitement  await SM Cinema patrons as they unveiled four CinExclusive movies for October. 

Four movies are lined up to be featured in SM Cinema which includes martial arts film Flying Swords of Dragon Gate on October 10, horror film VHS and Tim Burton’ animated movie Frankenweenie on October 17, with the latter being shown in both Digital 3D and IMAX 3D. Finally, with Halloween just around the corner, horror movie, The Apparition, will definitely give movie-goers a chill when it opens on October 24. 

On October 10, SM Cinema screens the martial arts movie Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, a retelling of the Dragon Gate legend about which a band of marauders masquerading as the staff of the new Dragon Inn by day and at night pursue their true calling as fortune hunters in search of the treasures of a lost city buried underneath the desert. It stars Jet Li as Chow Wai-On, the General of the Ming Dynasty. 

Aldren Richards Spotted At Jollibee Trinoma!

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The Kapuso star of 'The Road', Aldren Richards is spotted in Jollibee Trinoma not with some mystery girl nor to shoot a show, but to share to dinning customers during the merienda hour . And he is serving their newest offering, the Jollibee Cripy Wings.
It first started with a flash mob of the Jollibee crew that caught the attention of incoming and dinning customers. And joining them in dancing to the tune of Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City's Good Time is Aldren Richards.  After that, many were shocked with seeing him and excited to taste the tasty chicken samples given during that hour. And this is in line with their new treat that happens with many Jollibee stores nationwide!
Fridays Become more fun with Jollibee Crispy Wings Hour
Jollibee makes snack more enoyable as it launches its Crispy Wings Hour this whole month of October! Every Friday, from 3 pm to 4 pm, Jollibee is giving away free samples of Jollibee Crispy Wings -it's newest and crispiest snack offering yet-to …

Kimpoy Feliciano’s debut single Ikaw Lang lands top spot

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Online celebrity Kimpoy Feliciano’s debut single Ikaw Lang zoomed to the top spot of the weekly MyMusicStore charts after only a few days after its release. Produced by multi-platinum record producer Ito Rapadas for Universal Records, Kimpoy’s take on the original Chad Borja hit is sincere, straightforward and heartfelt.
Ikaw Lang is available for download here: http://www.mymusicstore.com.ph/music/kimpoy-feliciano/471764/Ikaw-Lang.html
“I am thrilled that my friends and followers took time to download the song,” says Kimpoy. “I hope people will continue to support this single and eventually the album.”

Welcome The New Pinoy Saint - Pedro Calungsod

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Filipino Pride is here again, but this time it is on a more religious scale with the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod on October 21. He will be the second Filipino saint after San Lorenzo Ruiz who was canonized 25 years ago in 1987.
Pedro Calungsod also known as Pedro Calonsor (1654– 2 April 1672) was a young Roman Catholic Filipino migrant, sacristan and missionary catechist, who along with Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores, suffered religious persecution and martyrdom in Guam for their missionary work in 1672.
While in Guam, Calungsod preached Christianity to the Chamorro people through catechism, while baptizing both infants, children and adults at the risk and expense of being persecuted and eventually murdered. Through Calungsod and San Vitores' missionary efforts, many native Chamorros converted to Roman Catholicism.
Calungsod was formally beatified on 5 March 2000 by Blessed Pope John Paul II. On 18 February 2012, Pope Benedict XVI officially announced that Calungsod wi…

REEL DEAL: Tiktik The Aswang Chronicles REVIEW

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Yes there might have been thousands of aswangs movies made in Philippine Cinema, yet this one has made me excited for months as it was first revealed at summer Komikon with its comic launch. TIKTIK THE ASWANG CHRONICLES came with a different approach and a brand new technology that sets its apart from other local movies.
It was a powerhouse cast starring Dingdong Dantes, Lovi Poe, Joey Marquez, Ramon Bautista, and Janice De Belen for Team Astig (the anti-aswangs). With the situation in the family already in tension with Sonia (Lovi) being pregnant with Makoy (Dingdong) and tries to win her back. And it seems to be an unfair fight with almost a town of aswangs after the small family.
This is also Direk Erik Matti's latest offering after not having movies for quite some time. The movie took some time for it to be shot and post processed. But it was indeed worth the wait and worthy to have a sequel.

StarTalk celebrates 17th anniversary, prides in truthful reportage through the years

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The longest-running showbiz talk show and the recognized showbiz authority, "StarTalk," is celebrating its 17th anniversary on Saturday, October 20 and once again, it will be giving tribute to the battle cry that has sealed its place ahead of every show of its kind -- "only the truth and nothing but."
For the past 17 years, the truth has always been at the core of the show's every episode, the main reason why it has remained the most trusted and reliable source of showbiz news up to this day.  StarTalk has kept its vows to ferret out the truth hidden amongst the lies and half-truths for it believes that no matter how PAINFUL, IRONIC, HARD TO ACCEPT and CONFUSING the truth is, it is OFTEN LIBERATING.

Ogie, Rufa Mae, Antonio, Betong get high with "tupig"

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For those who have travelled to the North, "tupig" is one unique delicacy one just can't get enough of.  But for comedians Ogie Alcasid, Betong Sumaya, Rufa Mae Quinto and Antonio Aquitania the concoction made from sticky rice is much more than just that.  To them, it is like "drugs" that makes them high.  Why? That's what viewers of the longest-running comedy/gag show "Bubble Gang" are about to find out this Friday in the special episode "Dis Is Siete: The Bubble Gang Anniversary Special."
Ogie, Betong, Rufa Mae and Antonio will star in a short (comedy) film "Tres Y Locos" written by Roel Raval and directed by Bubble Gang director Uro dela Cruz.  The film will be shown alongside four other short films in "Bubble Gang's" anniversary episode.
Tres Y Locos is a semi-musical featuring a famous singing trio from the North.  They get inspiration for their every performance from the famous Ilocano delicacy called "tu…

Michael V. gets torn between Maureen Larrazabal and Jackie Rice in "Bubble Gang" short film

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This Friday on "Bubble Gang" viewers will witness a marathon of five specially produced short films that will surely leave them laughing out loud as the longest-running comedy/gag show celebrates its 17th anniversary with a special episode entitled, "Dis Is Siete: The Bubble Gang Anniversary Special."
One of the five short films is "Kabiyak" starring Michael V., Maureen Larrazabal and Jackie Rice. It is a story of two women (a legal wife and a mistress) fighting for custody over the remains of a deceased man they both loved.  Eventually the management of the funeral parlor decided to give each woman a piece of their man with the upper half given to the legal wife and the lower (more "sinful") half to the mistress.  Will the erring women be satisfied with their lot and finally put their lover to rest?
Find that out this Friday, October 19, in "Dis Is Siete: The Bubble Gang Anniversary Special" after Inside Protege on GMA-7.