In this day and age where many Filipinos (millennials in particular) are preoccupied with love, how many of them really think that a second chance at love is better than not having to love again?
This is the gist of the new morning show on ABS-CBN that started last Sept. 17. The show is called Playhouse and stars Zanjoe Marudo and Angelica Panganiban.
The show revolves around the theme that love is a choice—it is a person’s will to choose someone repeatedly, but it may also change in an instant.
This is the story of Patty and Marlon—two college lovers who will eventually get married. However, their dream of having a long lasting love will be tested by struggles that will eventually lead to their split. The characters are played by Panganiban and Marudo.
After living separately for quite a time, they meet again while Patty files for an annulment to formally separate from Marlon. But just when they think everything is over between them, a tragedy changes their lives forever.
Their friends Emily and Brad meet an accident, leaving their child Robin (Justin James Quilantang) behind.
Patty and Marlon have been designated legal guardian of the child. And they are asked to stay together while taking care of Robin to make sure he gets the love he needs. This gives Marlon the opportunity to patch things up with Patty, despite her constant disapproval.
Will Robin be the key to giving Patty and Marlon a second chance?
Aside from Angelica and Zanjoe, the rising love team of teen stars Kisses Delavin and Donny Pangilinan are also in the show and add “kilig” moments for their fans.
Also playing important roles are Kean Cipriano, AC Bonifacio, Ariella Arida, Dexter Doria, Nadia Montenegro, Ingrid Dela Paz, Jomari Angeles, Malou De Guzman, Smokey Manaloto, and Maxene Magalona.
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Celebrities volunteer for teachers’ empowerment
Top-notch actors and singers gather at the Mall of Asia Arena tomorrow for the annual Gabay Guro Grand Gathering. It’s the biggest tribute to Filipino teachers.
“Gabay Guro’s annual Grand Gathering is our big ‘Thank You’ to all our beloved teachers who dedicate their life to the invaluable role of educating our children,” said Gabay Guro Chairman Chaye Cabal-Revilla. “They are our partners in nation building through education. And we look forward to continuing our mission to support and uplift then as we mark our 11th year.”
As a grand treat to teachers, Gabay Guro is raffling off prizes for the teachers, including gift certificates, smartphones and gadgets, livelihood packages, vehicles, and a house and lot.
This annual gathering of teachers has interested celebrities to volunteer their time and talent for the teachers. This year, Gabay Guro has welcomed Gabby Concepcion to be part of the gathering.
Concepcion, who said his mother was a teacher, has a soft spot for teachers and doesn’t mind doing volunteer work for them.
Also doing volunteer work for them is Marion Aunor.
In the previous Grand Gathering for teachers, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid has been a regular attraction for the teachers among other celebrities, like Ogie Alcasid, Martin Nievera, Jaya, Randy Santiago, Christian Bautista, and Sharon Cuneta.
Gabay Guro’s Grand Gathering is exclusive to teachers. Admission is free. (For teachers to secure tickets, they should visit Gabay Guro’s official Facebook account—www.facebook.cm/gabayguro—and follow its accounts on Twitter and Instagram @PLDTGabayGuro for updates.)
Established in 2007, it aims to honor and empower teachers across the country through what it calls the seven pillars —housing and educational facilities; scholarships; trainings; livelihood programs; broadbanding and computerization; innovations; and the Teachers’ Tribute.
It has, since its founding, built and donated over 40 classrooms nationwide and given over 1,300 scholarship grants through its 47 partner schools. Some 800 of Gabay Guro’s scholars have graduated with 234 finishing with honors. Most of them have passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers.
More than 40,000 teachers have benefited from Gabay Guro’s regular training programs, which include personality development, emotional intelligence, English proficiency, information technology, leadership, and creativity, among others.
Gabay Guro’s efforts have been recognized by various award-giving bodies.
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Mr. World PH 2018 pageant rescheduled
Due to the super typhoon Ompong, the organizers and production team behind the Mr. World Philippines 2018 pageant agreed to reschedule the pageant originally scheduled on Sept. 15, at Resorts World Manila’s Newport Performing Arts Theater.
The new pageant date and venue will be announced very soon.
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