After ‘Ika-6 na Utos, GMA launches ‘Ika-5 Utos’

Kapuso followers can’t seem to get enough of intrigues in love and life, TV series that delve on those two subjects are surefire ratings magnet.

Last Monday, love turns deadly in GMA Network’s newest Afternoon Prime series, Ika-5 Utos.

Ika-5 Utos delves on a harrowing hazing incident that led to the death of a dear son, uncovering old wounds between three mothers and their respective families. Its story is one of deep passion, lust, and heartbreak—all of which could poison a soul, evidently killing someone.

After ‘Ika-6 na Utos, GMA launches ‘Ika-5 Utos’
‘Ika-5 Utos’ stars Valerie Concepcion and Tonton Gutierrez
Starring in the new afternoon series threatening to break rating figures as what Ika-6 na Utos did are Jean Garcia as Eloisa, a devoted wife, and a doting mother; versatile actor Neil Ryan Sese as Randy, Eloisa’s philandering husband; multi-talented Kapuso star Jeric Gonzales as Brix, Eloisa’s loving son and a law student who is also a frat member, they make up the Lorenzo family.

Meanwhile, the Buenaventura family is composed of Tonton Gutierrez as Emil, a humble college professor, and a loving husband. Before he got married to Clarisse (Valerie Concepcion), he was in love with Eloisa.  Clarisse, Emil’s selfish and ambitious wife works as an interior designer and secretly jealous of Eloisa. Migo Adecer is Francis, Emil and Clarisse’s middle child who is kind and obedient; Klea Pineda is Candy, the youngest daughter of Clarisse and Emil who falls for Brix (Jeric).

The third family, the Manupils, is made up returning Kapuso Gelli de Belen as Kelly, a social climber who in turn is envious of Clarisse’s upscale lifestyle; son Carlo (Jake Vargas), a spoiled and natural player with violent tendencies whose girlfriend Joanna (Inah de Belen)Carlo’s girlfriend, a nursing student  but is from a poor family. Antonio Aquitania is Benjie, Kelly’s laidback husband and a happy-go-lucky office employee.

Ika-5 Utos will intrigue viewers with its varied degrees of emotions—how lust can kill lovers, how passion can ruin friendships, and how love can turn from deep to deadly.

The series is under the helm of notable Kapuso director and seasoned actress Laurice Guillen, the same brilliant mind behind GMA’s highest-rating daytime drama, Ika-6 Na Utos.

Kapuso viewers from across the globe can also catch their favorite Kapuso shows via GMA’s international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International. For the program guide, visit  

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‘Folklore’ on HBO

HBO Asia’s very first horror anthology original series, Folklore (#FolkloreHBO), is a six-episode hour-long horror series that takes place across six Asian countries - Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand – with each episode based on each country’s deeply-rooted myths and folklore, featuring supernatural beings and occult beliefs. Helmed by different directors from various countries in Asia, each episode was filmed in the local language of the country that the episode is based in. Folklore seeks to modernize or update Asian horror, showcasing the brand of horror that each country is characteristic of and exploring societal dysfunctions in a manner that is specific to the country but possessing themes that will resonate across the continent. 

Folklore premieres on Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. exclusively on HBO. New episodes will debut at the same time every Sunday. The series will also be streaming on HBO GO.

Folklore is an HBO Asia Original series produced and created by award-winning Singaporean film maker, Eric Khoo. The six directors involved in FOLKLORE are Joko Anwar (HBO Asia’s Halfworlds, Satan’s Slave) from Indonesia, Takumi Saitoh (Blank 13, Ramen Teh) from Japan, Lee Sang-Woo (Barbie, Fire In Hell, Dirty Romance) from Korea, Ho Yuhang (Rain Dogs, Mrs. K) from Malaysia, Eric Khoo (“Ramen Teh," “12 Storeys”) from Singapore and Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (Samui Song, Last Life in the Universe) from Thailand.

Folklore also features an ensemble cast from all over Asia. Most notably, Japanese actor, Kazuki Kitamura (Godzilla: Final Wars, Kill Bill: Volumes 1 & 2), Malaysian actor, Bront Palarae (HBO Asia’s Halfworlds Seasons 1 & 2, Satan’s Slave) and Korean actress, Lee Chae-Yeon (Running Man, Please Find Her, Blow Breeze) will each star as lead roles in their respective episodes.

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Voting for E!’s People’s Choice Awards ends tomorrow

E! announced the end of nomination voting The E! People’s Choice Awards, celebrating all forms of entertainment, chosen entirely by the fans, tomorrow.

With its tremendous multi-platform reach, E! is engaging fans worldwide to select their choice from the 12 nominees along with a write in option in each category and help determine the five finalists who will move forward to the next phase of voting. 

As part of E!’s commitment to evolve and super-charge People’s Choice Awards for the next generation, the network has unveiled 13 brand new categories, including “The Bingeworthy Show of 2018,” “The Game Changer of

2018,” “The Revival Show of 2018,” “The Style Star of 2018,” and more. 

Nomination voting for the 43 categories across movies, television, music, and pop culture at 11:59 pm ET today. 

Fans can either vote online or through Facebook and Twitter with the opportunity to submit write-in nominees when voting online at After the voting window closes, the top five nominees based on fan votes in each category will become the official finalists. The finalist-voting window will begin Sept. 24 and runs through Oct. 19. 

Voting Methods:

Online— ; ability to submit a write in vote as well

Facebook —Fans can post either publicly or privately and include: one category hashtag, one corresponding nominee hashtag, and #PCAs

Twitter—Fans can send a public tweet or retweet and include one category hashtag, one corresponding nominee hashtag, and #PCAs Votes will be aggregated and counted through our third party vendor Telescope. 

Complete rules can be found at: Complete list of category and nominee hashtags can be found at: 

The E! People’s Choice Awards will be broadcast live from Barker Hanger in Santa Monica on Nov.12, starting at 8 a.m. with E! Live From The Red Carpet: The E! People’s Choice Awards kicking off at 10 a.m.

Topics: Ika-5 Utos , GMA Network , Jean Garcia , Folklore , The E! People’s Choice Awards
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