Geoff Eigenmann back as Kapamilya, joins ‘Be My Lady’ cast

He was once a Kapamilya until he moved to rival Kapuso station. In the last six years, the good-looking Geoff Eigenmann became one of the prized actors at the EDSA broadcasting facility. He, however, fell from grace for some reasons. His assignments had become far and between. Most of the time he’d find himself doing nothing.

Well, not this time, as the actor decided to be a Kapamilya again. Recently, he formally joined the cast of ABS-CBN’s most watched daytime teleserye Be My Lady

Geoff Eigenmann cuts ties with Kapuso and returns to Kapamilya lot
Geoff plays Dr. Joselito Mariano, an ER doctor to whom Pinang is directly reporting. Dr. Mariano is known to be strict and unapproachable. And his true personality remains a mystery to the staff of the hospital. What will his role be in the life of Pinang? How will this affect the budding romance of Pinang and Phil? 

Be My Lady airs weekdays at 11:30 a.m before It’s Showtime in ABS-CBN’s PrimeTanghali. For updates, follow @bemyladyabscbn on Twitter and Instagram or like on Facebook. 


‘Bizarre Foods’ on Travel Channel

Food expert and “Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern
Most travelers yearn to experience local favorites, whether it’s classic cheesesteaks in Philadelphia, authentic satay in Singapore or traditional falafel in Tel Aviv. 

But how many really know the origins of these iconic foods, how they are made and the right way to eat them?  

Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations, an extension of the long-running and popular Bizarre Foods franchise, is back for a third season. Hosted by renowned chef and culinary explorer Andrew Zimmern, this series features the not-to-be-missed foods that define a location. This season, Andrew explores the cuisines of countries such as Portugal, Puerto Rico at the island of Sicily. 

Catch the episode where Andrew explores Manila. The food of the Philippines is one of Andrew’s favorites – with its colorful tapestry of indigenous ingredients mixed with cooking techniques and tastes left behind from the colonial occupations of China, Spain, Japan and America. Watch as Andrew reveals Manila’s iconic and comfort foods - Lechon, crispy pata, pancit bihon, adobo and chicken inasal with the warm and hospitable company of the Filipinos he meets. 

Tune into Travel Channel on SkyCable TV Channel 201 HD/82 SD for all-new episodes of Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations Season 3 premiering on 17th June, 9.30pm! 


James Reid is Grab’s new celebrity ambassador

Fans can now “Grab” James Reid
After a series of teasers on social media about a new addition to the Grab family, leading transport app, Grab Philippines, has officially announced Filipino Australian singer, actor, and model James Reid as its latest celebrity ambassador.

“We are excited to confirm that James is now part of the Grab family. We’ve been working with him and Viva Entertainment on this for some time and we are happy to finally welcome him on board,” says Khriz Lim, Country Marketing head, Grab Philippines. “With his fun and creative personality, James is a perfect fit for the brand.”

To celebrate its new celebrity partnership, Grab Philippines has also launched a new contest to give its loyal passengers the chance to meet their teen idol in person. To join, passengers just have to use the promo code JAMES when booking a GrabTaxi, GrabCar or GrabExpress. 

Lim shares that the promo is just the first of Grab’s many projects with James, as the company aims to make customer experiences from the different Grab services as engaging as possible so that loyal passengers have something to look forward to.

For more information and to catch up with Grab Philippines’ promotions, check out their Facebook page, or their website,


Alden in concert in Laguna

Alden Richards will fill the night of July 9 in Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Calamba, Laguna with “kilig” moments as the Kapuso star stages a one-night concert entitled Simply Alden.

Surprise guests will join the Kapuso star.

Although the organizers are yet to confirm Maine Mendoza’s attendance, fans are already expecting to see Alden’s partner in Kalyeserye in the concert.

July is said to be a monumental month for Alden as well. Apart from celebrating AlDub’s first anniversary, he will also release a book that offers fans a glimpse of what he is really like behind the cameras.

“You’ll see my personal side. It’s a recap of sorts of my life thus far—my childhood, family, previous projects.” Alden said. “If people want to know more about me, read the book.”

His second movie with Maine, the romantic comedy Imagine You and Me — parts of which were shot in Italy — is set to premiere likewise in July. “I’m excited and looking forward to it. It’s going to be one of AlDub’s highlights,” Alden said. “It’s our gift to the fans, to everyone who has been supporting us.”

The concert is presented by JAV Virtual International, Inc. and co-presented by the City government of Calamba, Mc Donalds, Hersheys, Kahamis, La Vista Pansol, Crown Regency Hotel with media partners The Standard, Remate Express and Metro Star News.

Tickets are available through SM Ticketnet.


Sofia surprises parents

Up-and-coming teen star Sofia Romualdez at the Sangyawan Music Festival stage
Sofia Romualdez, the 16-year-old daughter of one of the most beautiful faces in show business in the 1980s, Cristina “Kring-Kring” Gonzales, and outgoing Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez, surprised her parents and thousand others with her performance at the annual Sangyawan Music Festival on  June 28.

Dubbed the “Next Phenomenal Teen Star,” Sofia said her performance was her gift for her mother, the first-ever female mayor of the city.

The Sangyawan Musical Festival is a nightly barbecue with live band shows at the Balyuan Grounds along Magsaysay Blvd. for Tacloban City’s 127th Sangyaw Festival in honor of its patron Sr. Sto. Nino de Tacloban.

“I was pleasantly surprised, even shocked. She prepared hard for this. I am thankful for her gift,” said Mayor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez who took her oath along with other city government officials on June 30.

“It’s in her genes. I am proud of her. We support whatever our children want,” added Alfred.

Topics: Be My Lady , Geoff Eigenmann , Kapamilya , Alden Richards , Sofia Romualdez
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