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Thursday, March 20, 2014

'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' Opens 12th Season with Gilas Pilipinas Heroes

Now on its 12th season, TV5’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire—one of the longest-running game shows airing on Philippine TV today—will feature in its upcoming season opener two key players of the heroic Gilas Pilipinas basketball team: LA Tenorio and Larry Fonacier.

Both known for their hard-court tenacity and basketball prowess, the two former teammates of the Ateneo de Manila University Men’s Basketball Team will once again team up, not to scramble over a basketball but, this time, to face the various questions that will be thrown at them by Bossing Vic Sotto.

Will their tried-and-tested teamwork be challenged in this episode? Will the shooting skills of Tinyente LA and Larry ‘the baby face assassin’ be as sharp as their knowledge as they attempt to bring home the P2 million grand prize for their chosen charity,Hope for Coby?

This special pilot episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will definitely be just as intense and nerve-wracking as a real basketball game, so be sure to tune in this Sunday, March 23, 7:15pm only on TV5!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

'Obession' Pilots Like a Film on Jan 23

TV5's first drama offering for 2014 Obsession will not just heat up Thursday nights but will surely alter the face of primetime starting tonight (January 23).


Topbilled by Marvin Agustin, Martin Escudero, Neri Naig and Ms. Bianca King, Obsession centers on the the story of a woman who pushes the boundaries of love and sanity to win back the heart of her former lover.


On her first ever project with TV5, the renowned actress Bianca King plays the role of Vanessa, a new identity created by the famous cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ramon Mendoza (Marvin Agustin) for Bernadette (Neri Naig) after he found her in distress. As Bernadette becomes Vanessa, she transforms from an awkward, shy and insecure woman to a confident, sexy and beautiful lady determined to avenge herself from her playful ex-boyfriend James (Martin Escudero) who broke her heart. But is she ready for the prize of her obsession? 


Helmed by Direk Jay Altarejos, Obsession is an hour-long once-a-week series which, unlike the traditional 30 minute teleseryes, ensures the quality of drama and gives viewers a complete story per episode.


Obsession premieres tonight (January 23), 8PM on TV5!

Friday, January 17, 2014

TV5's 'Showbiz Police' to Air Daily Starting Monday

Viewers need not wait once a week for their dose of the hottest entertainment news as TV5's Showbiz Police begins airing daily from Monday to Friday, 4:00 p.m., starting on January 20!


Recently recognized as the Best Showbiz Oriented Talk Show in the 12th Gawad Tanglaw Awards for 2014, Showbiz Police is still bannered by multi-hyphenate Raymond Gutierrez, together with the country's ultimate showbiz insiders NanayCristy Fermin and Direk Joey Reyes. Rounding up the show are outspoken television and radio host Shalala and the fashionable female tandem of SPO Girls Divine Lee and MJ Marfori.


This season, viewers will be treated to fresh, new daily segments, such as the Daily 5 Hot Issues, where Raymond rounds up the 5 hottest issues of the day from various sources; Hu U, where Shalala and MJ banter about everyone's guilty pleasure—blind items; and Shalala on the Street (SOS), which features Shalala going around the metro to gather the public's thoughts on the hottest showbiz issues.


Viewers can also look forward to social media-based segments Twitterazzi and Selfie with the Stars, which allow them to connect further with the show and tap their inner-showbiz insider using their Twitter and Instagram accounts.


Meanwhile, special once-a-week segments include Stylish Style-Less every Mondaywhere Raymond and Divine talk about the latest style stories of our favorite celebrities; Cornered by Cristy every Tuesdaywhere Nanay Cristy holds intimate interviews featuring the hottest celebrities of the moment; Direk's Statement every Tuesday and Wednesdaywhere celebrated filmmakerDirek Joey gives his upfront review and critique on films yet to be shown in local theatres; and WRU every Thursday, which catches up with personalities who are no longer active in the entertainment industry.


Other must-watch segments of Showbiz Police include Fan and Fab, Ronda, Impromptu, Showbiz Throwback, Marfori Exclusives, Pay it Forward Friday, Celebrity Face-off, Housebreak, Most Wanted, and Iba Ka!


With this exciting new format, each 30-minute episode will surely be packed with the latest showbiz news everyday, as delivered first and only on Showbiz Police! 

Monday, January 13, 2014

2 Pinays Ready to Come Out on Top

After a very successful first cycle which saw a lone Filipina contestant make it all the way to the finale, an all-new season of Asia's Next Top Model is finally set to premiere on TV5 on January 16. 

Back again at the forefront of all the fashion and beauty is host and head judge, Nadya Hutagalung, together with the Philippines' very own Joey Mead-King, who will still be part of the judges' panel and act as the contestants' mentor. TV5 is proud to have Joey Mead-King in the prestigious international contest as she is also a Kapatid, being a Style and Beauty columnist in, TV5's lifestyle portal. 

Joining them this time are two renowned icons in the international modeling industry—runway coach Adam Williams and fashion  and  celebrity photographer Mike Rosenthal—who will definitely add to the excitement and drama in the competition's second cycle. 

And just like the inaugural season, the Philippines is once again represented in this regional model search. This time around, there are two Pinay beauties who are ready to work the runway and come out on top –  Jodilly "Jody" Pendre and Katarina "Kat" Rodriguez. 

At the age of 20, Jody already acts as the breadwinner, relying on modeling to support her family and put herself and her brother through school. This go-getter morena beauty, who one day dreams to become a Victoria's Secret Angel, describes herself as a "simple girl who is always up for life's challenges". 

On the other hand, 21 year old Filipina-American Kat proves that models, too, can embody beauty, brains, and brawn as she currently majors in both philosophy and business management, while being part of her university's track and field team. This mestiza beauty, who is the god-child of Filipina supermodel and style icon Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez, admits that she is a "huge risk-taker and extremely adventurous".  

Aside from carrying the distinct Filipina looks that will surely set both Jodi and Kat apart from the 14 other aspiring model finalists, these two young ladies also have inspiring stories that a lot of the viewers can relate to. 

Be sure to tune in to TV5 beginning this Thursday, January 16, after For Love or Money and follow the show every Thursday thereafter, to witness if either Jody or Kat will be able to finally take home the grand prize for our country and come out on top as Asia's Next Top Model!

Friday, January 3, 2014

‘Manila Clasico’ highlights the first PBA weekend of 2014 on TV5

The two most popular teams in the PBA duel again for the second time in the PLDT myDSL Philippine Cup this Sunday as league-leading Barangay Ginebra San Miguel clashes with struggling San Mig Super Coffee Mixers this Sunday, January 5 from the Mall of Asia Arena.
The PBA Philippine Cup eliminations resume on Saturday, January 4, with two exciting games to open the new year. The Alaska Aces are hoping to notch another win against the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters in the 330PM game to be aired LIVE on TV5 and AksyonTV. Sophomore Calvin Abueva has found his groove in leading the charge of the Aces. Meanwhile, the Philippine Cup defending champs are still looking for the right formula to sustain their winning ways. In the second game on Saturday, Meralco Bolts hopes to stop its four-game skid against a dangerous Air 21 Express.
Barangay Ginebra hopes to secure another win against the Super Coffee Mixers after winning their Opening Day game last November in 'Manila Clasico' airing LIVE this Sunday at 515PM on TV5. Japeth Aguilar will be looked upon to lead the charge for Barangay Ginebra while San Mig Super Coffee guard James Yap will be looking for some support from his teammates after the team's disheartening showing last week where they lost two games before the year ended. In the first game on Sunday, the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters prepare to fortify their third place standing against the GlobalPort Batang Pier.
The PBA games air live on TV5 every Wednesday and Friday at 8:00pm, with a delayed telecast of the first game at 11:00pm. On Saturdays, only the 330PM game is aired live. On Sundays, both games are aired live with Sports5 Center to open the festivities.

For basketball fanatics, the PBA games are aired live on AksyonTV, starting at 5:30 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:30pm on Saturdays, and3:00pm on Sundays. Live streaming is also available on Radio listeners nationwide can also follow the action on DZSR Sports Radio 918AM.

Monday, December 16, 2013

11 Days in August coffee table book launched in tomorrow’s PBA game

Four months after booking a slot to the FIBA World Cup in Spain, Sports5 and the MVP Sports Foundation will launch tomorrow a special coffee table book titled 11 Days in August: Gilas Pilipinas and the Quest for Basketball Glory, which chronicles the journey of Gilas Pilipinas at the FIBA Asia Championship tournament held in Manila.
The book goes on sale tomorrow at the PBA game in SMART Araneta Coliseum starting at 5pm. Gilas Pilipinas players will be available to sign copies of the book.
This special limited edition 280-page book recounts the eleven riveting days in August that kept this basketball-crazed nation hooked to the exploits, challenges and triumphs of Gilas Pilipinas on its way to clinching a seat at the FIBA World Championship in 2014.
11 Days in August is published by the ADMU616569 Foundation for Sports5 with the help of Smart, PLDT, Meralco & TV5 and is priced at PhP 3,500.00 per copy.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

TV5 airs fundraising exhibition game between DLSU Green Archers & San Beda Red Lions

Two storied basketball teams will collide for a common goal as the
UAAP Champion De La Salle Green Archers and 51341the NCAA Champion San
Beda Red Lions face off in Champions for a Cause on December 7. The
game tips-off at 12nn from the SMART Araneta Coliseum and airs LIVE on

This special exhibition game, presented by FIlOil Flying V and MVP
Sports Foundation, will see the current UAAP champion colliding
against the recently-crowned 4-time NCAA basketball winner in an
effort to raise money to help Typhoon Yolanda victims.

"Sports5 is privileged to be collaborating with the schools and FilOil
Flying V in presenting this rare basketball game where the two best
collegiate teams will be giving their best for the victims of Typhoon
Yolanda. Basketball fans will surely enjoy this game where everyone
wins," Chot Reyes, Sports5 Head said.

The Red Lions are fresh from their "Roar for Four" championship this
month. The team is helmed by multi-titled coach Boyet Fernandez, who
will rely on heavy gunners and reliable bigs to defend the paint.
Finals MVP Art Dela Cruz is expected to lead the charge together with
guards Baser Amer, Rome Dela Rosa, big man Ola Adeogun, and the
Semerad twins, David & Anthony.

The Green Archers took home their eighth overall basketball
championship in the first year of coach Juno Sauler last October. The
team will have sensational sophomore Jeron Teng backstopping the
charge along with Jason Perkins, Almond Vosotros and Arnold Von

Tickets will be made available on Ticketnet this week and are priced
at PhP 1000 for Patron, PhP 500 for Lower Box, PhP 300 for Upper Box
A, PhP 150 for Upper Box B, and PhP 20 for General Admission.

Primetime replay of Champions for a Cause will also be aired on
AksyonTV at 9pm. AksyonTV is UHF free TV Channel 41 in Metro Manila,
Channel 29 in Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao; On cable, Channel 59 on
SkyCable, Channel 78 on Destiny Cable, and Channel 1 on Cignal Digital

Killer Karaoke Pinoy Naman makes it to Top 10

TV5's newest musical game show Killer Karaoke Pinoy Naman made it to
Nielsen's Top 10 evening programs in Mega Manila for November 23,
Saturday, according to Nielsen Media's Daily Round Up.

The local version of the hit US show Killer Karaoke advanced to the
Top 9 spot last Saturday, based on Nielsen's Mega Manila Television
Audience Measurement (MegaTAM), while remaining in the top 10 rank in
the national level based on Nationwide Urban Television Audience
Measurement (NuTAM). Four other Kapatid shows, Tropa Mo Ko Unli, Pinoy
Explorer, Juan Direction, and Showbiz Police landed in the Top 15
evening programs in Nationwide Urban.

Hosted by funnyman Michael V., Killer Karaoke Pinoy Naman is fast
becoming a weekend favourite thanks to its hilarious format. Can you
sing while being dunked in a tank full of snakes? Or while holding out
your hands to crawling spiders and maggots? These are just some of the
crazy challenges contestants have to face to make it to the final
showdown, the spinning turntable, where the last one standing (and
singing) takes home the jackpot.

Globally, the Killer Karaoke craze has already reached US, UK, Russia,
Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Thailand, Argentina, Peru, Brazil,
Ecuador, and Mexico.

This Saturday, six celebrities will try to carry a tune without
screaming too much in fear of the challenges: the flamboyant
socialite-philanthropist Tessa Prieto, sexy star Ehra Madrigal, TV
host IC Mendoza, Kapatid hunk Vin Abrenica, Fil-Australian model
Gerard Sison, and Artista Academy's mysterious babe Malak So Shdifat.

Catch the music and laugh trip in Killer Karaoke Pinoy Naman this
Saturday, 8:30pm, only on TV5!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Controversial lawyer Atty. Lorna Kapunan bares all on 'Face The People'

This Monday will surely be controversial as the former legal counsel
of alleged "pork barrel queen" Janet Lim Napoles faces the people.

A brave Atty. Lorna Kapunan sits on Face The People's iconic "silya de
konsensya" to reveal, for the first time ever, the truth behind her
withdrawal from Janet Napoles' case. Kapunan will also put an end to
the issues accusing her as an unfaithful lawyer.

Viewers should not miss the fearless statements of Napoles' former
lawyer who will also name people in the government who, according to
her, comes with a price.

The controversial lawyer will face adversity from NBN-ZTE scam
whistleblower Jun Lozada and activist/law graduate Krissy Conti as the
two reiterate her responsibility to Napoles as a lawyer, while Kapunan
finds agreement from another controversial lawyer Atty. Ferdinand

As banters continue to heat up, the issue about Kapunan's acceptance
fee was raised. How true is it that she priced 100 million pesos for
the Napoles case?

Find out more this Monday on Face The People, 4:30PM on TV5!

Monday, November 11, 2013

TV5’s Tulong Kapatid Telethon Raises Over P30 M for Typhoon Victims

More than P30 million was raised by TV5 last Sunday night during its
live airing of the "Tulong Kapatid, Sulong Kapatid" telethon for the
victims of Yolanda, the super typhoon that ravaged the Visayas and
rendered thousands of Filipinos homeless and in dire need of food and
medical assistance.

Telecast live from 9:00pm-2:00am, the telethon aired via "The Mega and
The Songwriter: Kanta at Biyaya" with Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Ogie
Alcasid hosting for the whole duration of the five-hour show, which
also aired live in TV5's international channels worldwide. The
telethon's live airing resumed the next day from 5:30am-8:00am during
the Good Morning Club timeslot.

Over 60 TV5 stars, OPM artists and the team Gilas players devoted time
to support the cause by manning the phone lines and accepting pledges
and donations from callers from all across the country as well as in
other parts of the world. Some of those who comprised the first few
batches of volunteers were Lucy Torres-Gomez, Aga Muhlach, Gelli De
Belen, Derek Ramsay, Alice Dixson, Ritz Azul, Eula Caballero, Martin
Escudero, Empoy, Mr. Fu, Regine Angeles, Raymond Gutierrez, the
Artista Academy finalists, the boys of Juan Direction, Lia Cruz, Shawn
Yao, Manu Sandejas, Jason Webb, Chris Tiu, Kiefer Ravena, Larry
Fonacier, Gary David, Jimmy Alapag, among others.

TV5 Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan was present to encourage everyone to
support the telethon and help raise funds for the Alagang Kapatid
Foundation's relief and rehabilitation efforts in typhoon-stricken
areas. Also present at the telethon were TV5 President and CEO Noel
Lorenzana, Sports5 head Coach Chot Reyes, PLDT President and CEO
Napoleon Nazareno, and Meralco HR and Corporate Services SVP and PBA
Chairman Mon Segismundo.

Sharing their musical talents and making the telethon more
entertaining and engaging for the viewers were OPM artists Jim
Paredes, Noel Cabangon, Cooky Chua, Bayang Barrios, Aia De Leon, Luke
Mijares, Jeffrey Hidalgo, Isabelle De Leon, Lara Maigue, with Abby
Asistio, RJ Dela Fuente, Daryl Shy, AKA Jam, 5 Az 1, Claire Ruiz,
Quest, Chadleen, Gabe Piolo, and Arthur Manuntag.

TV5's Tulong Kapatid hotline 689-3355 and email address are still open to accept pledges and
donations. Cash and check donations may also be sent to Alagang
Kapatid Foundation, Inc through the following accounts:

Bank of the Philippine Islands - Ayala Avenue, SGV Branch Account
Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.

Accoung Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.

Peso Account No: 1443-0533-32

Dollar Account No: 1444-0214-85

Banco De Oro - Makati Avenue, Ayala Branch

Account Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.

Peso Account No.: 00- 5310-41016-4

Dollar Account No.: 10-5310-46264-4


Peso Account No: 0757138018

*USD (3rd CCY Remittance) Account No.: 0757138026

Metrobank - Fort Burgos Circle Branch

Account Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.

Peso Account No: 264-3-264821763

Cebuana Lhuiller Pawnshop

Partner's Name: Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.


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Saturday, October 26, 2013


Less than two weeks following their pilot episode, the emotions are already high on the set of TV5's social reality talk program, Face The People.

Hosted by Gelli De Belen and Tin-tin Bersola-Babao, Face The People puts common people with controversial issues on the spotlight to help them make the crucial decision that will most affect their life. Case subjects are seated on the iconic "silya de konsensya" to face a diverse group of a hundred people with strong views on the issue at hand.

Handling a show like this can be very emotional, and this upcoming Wednesday, Tin-tin Babao will not be able to hide her sentiments on-cam as she bursts into tears. As she and Gelli prepare for their extro spiels, and while the camera is still rolling, the Face the People staff surprises Tin-tin by giving her a birthday special. The host will celebrate her birthday on October 30.

Surprised and extremely touched by the gesture, Tin-tin cries as she thanks the staff for "taking care of her". In a separate interview, Tin-tin shared that it is her first time to do a show with this format and she welcomed this change in her career, thanking TV5 for "the trust".

This week, Face The People looks into the case of a man who falls in love with his house help on Monday, and the story of a security guard torn between the woman he loves and the woman who gave him a child on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, just before Tin-tin's birthday special, Face The People will feature the story of a 51-year-old bouncer who discovers that he's into men and falls in love with his 24-year-old colleague.

Face The People airs daily, 4:30PM, and is part of the beefed-up Everyday, All The Way programs of TV5.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Martin Escudero acting prowess tested again in TV5’s HIV-themed series, POSITIVE

After being recognized for his award-winning portrayal as Remington in
the independent film, Zombadings I: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington,
highly acclaimed actor Martin Escudero returns to the small screens to
play yet another challenging and controversial role as a person who is
diagnosed positive with HIV in TV5's daring move to discuss one of the
most relevant yet silenced issues we face today.

POSITIVE revolves on the story of Carlo – a young and successful
professional who lives his almost perfect life as an Operations
Manager of a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company and as a
family man happily married to his pregnant wife, until he was
diagnosed positive of HIV. He begins tracing his steps backward, from
his times as a promiscuous teenager who lives a life of party and
drugs, to know where he got the disease.

Martin Escudero will play the lead.

Upon hearing that he would be playing as someone who lives with HIV,
Martin welcomed the role with enthusiasm.

"First time kasi that a whole series is dedicated to the life of
someone with HIV. It's an interesting series and it's a challenging
role, so I really have to prepare for it." said Martin.

Expecting the heavy drama scenes from the role he is about to portray,
Martin voluntarily submitted himself to workshops organized by the
AIDS Society of the Philippines (ASP) in order to know more about the
disease and to fully embody his character. Other casts, staff and crew
also joined the workshops to fully immerse themselves to the situation
and to accurately portray HIV for the series.

After knowing how the disease is transmitted, the rising numbers of
HIV/AIDS cases, and spending time hearing the stories directly from
persons living with HIV (PLHIV), Martin Escudero volunteered to get
tested for HIV.

"I wanted to get tested. Marami kasing natatakot magpa-test for HIV.
So I want to get tested to fully understand the feeling, para magamit
ko sa role ko bilang si Carlo" said Martin.

Martin won Best Actor both in last year's Gawad Tanglaw awards and
ENPRESS Golden Screen awards for his role as Remington in Zombadings
1: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington. Besides Positive, Martin is also
doing another independent film, this time international.

Positive is set to air on Thursday, October 7, and part of TV5's
stronger primetime block.