IT’S an extra special and extra fun New Year as Star Cinema opens 2017 with Extra Service - a sexy action-adventure for the whole family to enjoy.
Directed by Chris Martinez, widely known for his quirky and irreverent films Here Comes The Bride and Kimmy Dora And The Kyemeng Prequel as well as the groundbreaking indie flick Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank, which he wrote, Extra Service is a team effort with screenwriter Alpha Habon, whose most notable work is The Super Parental Guardians, and the stars Coleen Garcia, Arci Muñoz, and Jessy Mendiola, arguably three of the sexiest and hottest actresses in the industry today.
The film is centered on the amazing adventures of Aw (Garcia), Em (Muñoz), and Mendiola (Gee), who are mild-mannered massage therapists by day and solve crime as sexy secret agents by night. As the crime fighting #SexySquad, Aw, Em, and Gee are tasked to embark on a top-level secret mission to retrieve the precious “Perlas Ng Silangan” in exchange for their lives and freedom.
It should be noted that this is the very first big-screen collaboration between Coleen, Arci, and Jessy, who are all certified cover girls and epitomes of “girl power” based on their individual achievements as actresses.
Coleen first gained mainstream recognition after starring on the teen, dance musical, drama anthology Good Vibes in 2011. Her stint on that show was followed by a consistent string of TV appearances, most notably in It’s Showtime where she became a regular host, and starring roles in such series as Little Champ (2013) and Pasion De Amor (2015 to 2016). She was also featured in a handful of movies such as the independent film #Y (2014) and the commercially successful Ex With Benefits (2015) and Love Me Tomorrow (2016) - all for Star Cinema.
Arci took the industry by storm with her riveting performance in ABS-CBN’s top-rating afternoon series Pasion De Amor. She is currently in the primetime hit Magpahanggang Wakas with Jericho Rosales. She also debuted in Star Cinema in an unforgettable supporting role in A Second Chance in 2015, and followed up this year with a starring role opposite Gerald Anderson in Always Be My Maybe.
Jessy is a homegrown talent of ABS-CBN and currently holds the prestigious and coveted title as FHM Philippines’ “Sexiest Woman in the Philippines.” She took the iconic title role of Maria Marcedes from 2013 to 2014 - a role that was made popular by international telenovela queen Thalia. She also starred in the primetime series You’re My Home. Currently, she’s one of the mainstays in the gag show Banana Sundae, which airs (of course) on ABS-CBN every Sunday afternoon.
Jessy also appeared in a string of Star Cinema movies that include The Reunion (2012), Call Center Girl (2013) and The Trial (2014), as well as well as on the StarFlix-produced mobile series Must Date The Playboy- the very first mobile series of ABS-CBNmobile.
Playing their love interest in the movie are three of today’s hottest actors: Enzo Pineda and Vin Abrenica – marking thier first film project for Star Cinema and Skylight Films – and Ejay Falcon.
Extra Service opens in cinemas nationwide on Jan. 11 next year.
GMA Network’s commitment to producing child-friendly programs has been recognized once again by the Anak TV Foundation, with several of its shows taking home the iconic Anak TV Seal Award.
Leading this year’s list of Anak TV Seal awardees are Public Affairs programs –Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS), I-Witness, AHA!, Pinoy MD, Born to Be Wild, and Wish Ko Lang.
Earning Anak TV seals as well are Alamat and Dream Home. This year’s awardees also include GMA News TV’s Ang Pinaka, Biyahe ni Drew, Good News, I Juander, Brigada, Front Row, and Pop Talk.
These programs were chosen by over 5,000 adult jurors from various sectors from different geographic areas in the Philippines in assessment screenings from March to November.
Meanwhile, recognized as Makabata Stars of 2016 or personalities who are most “credible, wholesome, and worth emulating by the youth” were Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, Michael V., Drew Arellano, Kara David, and Vicky Morales. They have been selected by over 11,000 voters made of adult professionals, university students, and educators nationwide.
Various Kapuso news and public affairs and entertainment programs were also selected as top household favorites including 24 Oras, Encantadia, I-Witness, KMJS, and Pepito Manaloto.
Meanwhile, the Kapisanan ng mga Kamag-anak at Migranteng Manggagawang Pilipino, Inc. (KAKAMMPI) also recognized various GMA programs and personalities that unselfishly share their time, skills, and resources for the welfare of OFWs.
At the 6th OFW Gawad Parangal, GMA News Online was conferred the Outstanding Online News for OFWs and was elevated to the Hall of Fame.
Jiggy Manicad won as Favorite Male TV News Reporter while Tricia Zafra was Favorite Female TV News Reporter.
Noontime show Sunday Pinasaya took home the Best Variety Show award with its hosts, Gladys Guevarra (as Chuchay) and Mary Jane Arrabis (as Boobsie) winning the Favorite Comedian Duo award.
The Best Talk Show award went to Yan ang Morning!. Meanwhile, the top-rating primetime soap Because of You took home the Best Wholesome Story award, with lead actor Gabby Concepcion winning the Best Actor award. Kapuso leading man Aljur Abrenica was chosen as Favorite Actor for his performance in the drama series Once Again.
DongYanZia—Dingdong and Marian, together with their first born, Zia—was awarded the Most Popular Family in the Showbiz Industry.
Solenn Heussaff cheered ethnic tribes in Bukidnon during the recent 4th Sacred Customary Compact Celebration of Unity and Peace. The Encantadia star offered her own painting to the tribe.
Apart from that, she had an immersion with the tribal group. “Words can’t describe how this felt and what an honor it was for me to meet all of them today and the Datus as well. Blessed I could help in my own way,” she said.
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