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Star Cinema has new managing director

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ABS-CBN Corporation , the country’s leading media and entertainment company has justcountrty’s biggest film production company has just named has named Olive Lamasan as the new managing director of ABS-CBN Films Productions Inc. or Star Cinema, following the retirement of Malou Santos as chief operating officer (COO) of Star Creatives.

Olive, or also known as Inang Olive in the Philippine film industry, previously headed Star Cinema’s creative department. She directed timeless and remarkable films such as Madrasta, Milan, Got to Believe, In The Name of Love, The Mistress, Starting Over Again, and most recently, Barcelona: A Love Untold.

Before assuming the Managing Director post, Olive Lamasan is the head of ABS-CBN Creative Department and is referred to as master director due to her expertise and excellence in her field. 

Malou, meanwhile, will now serve as an executive adviser to Cinema, focusing on foreign film acquisitions and regional co-productions. She will also oversee Citymall cinema operations under Cinescreen, Inc.

As the former COO of Star Creatives, Malou led the teams behind Asia’s longest-running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya, and other world-class television dramas that include Pangako Sa ‘Yo, Princess and I, Forevermore, The Legal Wife, Dolce Amore, Lobo, Imortal, and La Luna Sangre.”

With these appointments, ABS-CBN hopes to continue to provide Filipinos all over the world with the best content on different media platforms as the company continues to transition into an agile digital company.

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Three talented women from GMA Network will come together in Dubai a day after Valentine’s to celebrate love the Kapuso way in Pusong Pinoy sa Dubai.

Carla Abellana, Aicelle Santos, and Andrea Torres will headline the event on Feb. 15, which is expected to unite the Kapuso abroad under one roof at the Sheikh Rashid Auditorium. 

The event also marks the first time in the history of the Filipino community in Dubai wherein the Philippine Consulate will stage a special presentation with the exclusive media sponsorship of GMA Pinoy TV and its partner carrier OSN together with Volcano Events.

Pusong Pinoy sa Dubai, GMA Pinoy TV’s opening salvo for the region in 2018, will feature the wealth of the Filipino talents through cultural performances, food fairs, and many more. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the event starts at 8.

For more updates about Kapuso events that bring Filipinos abroad closer to home, follow GMA Pinoy TV on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @GMAPinoyTV, or visit the official website at

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ABS-CBN’s outstanding contribution to social change by upholding values in various disciplines was widely recognized in the 1st Dangal ng Bayan Media Excellence Awards by the National College of Science and Technology (NCST) as the network’s top shows and personalities raked in a total of 8 recognitions.

National College of Science and Technology recognizes Coco Martin for his exemplary performance in the primetime hits"FPJ" ang Probinsyano

Each earning a Media Excellence Award were the network’s various programs including its flagship national news program “TV Patrol,” for News and Current Affairs; ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc.’s emergency humanitarian assistance program Operation Sagip (formerly known as Sagip Kapamilya), for Public Service; investigative-docudrama television series SOCO, for Criminology; weekly science-educational show Matanglawin, for Education; business public service program My Puhunan, for Business; and the longest-running Philippine drama anthology series Maalala Mo Kaya, for Psychology.

The award giving body also recognized ABS-CBN personalities such as Dr. Carl Balita, host of business-oriented radio show Radyo Negosyo on ABS-CBN’s radio news channel DZMM with a Media Excellence Award for Radio Broadcasting; while primetime king Coco Martin, was given the “Model Actor for Criminology” award for his exemplary performance in primetime hit FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.

Launched recently in honor of the NCST’s 20th founding anniversary, the awards ceremony “recognizes the outstanding body of work of different media practitioners that correspond to the values upheld by NCST’s current curricular offerings.”

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Jeric Raval in the ‘The Good Son’

ABS-CBN primetime series The Good Son brought suspense to more viewers on Jan. 15 as it held on to its lead and beat its new rival show in national TV ratings.

The series recorded a national TV rating of 18.8 percent, a 6.5-point lead over the pilot episode of GMA’s The One that Got Away, which only got 12.3 percent, based on data from Kantar Media.

In that episode Dado (Jeric Raval), the main suspect in the murder of a police director, remained at large after having successfully escaped the authorities who located his secret hideout – a warehouse owned by the Buenavidezes. As a result, the police have been looking into Dado’s possible connection with Olivia (Eula Valdez) after he was seen inside the premises of her property.

Despite the authorities’ suspicions, Dado and Olivia’s plans of destroying Joseph’s (Joshua Garcia) family continued as they turned Raquel’s (Mylene Dizon) birthday celebration into a disaster by putting her life in danger.

Now that Dado is in jai, what more can he do to sow fear and danger to Joseph’s (Joshua Garcia) life and family.

The Good Son airs weeknights after La Luna Sangre ion ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida. 

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Moira de la Torre gears up fot a two nights solo concert at the Kia Theater

New Star Music artist Moira de la Torre is all ready to brave the concert stage solo as she holds her first ever show dubbed Tagpuan happening for two nights at the KIA Theater on Feb. 17 and 18.

Initially scheduled on Feb. 17 (Saturday), the concert was sold out in four days after tickets were released. It has now opened for a repeat on the following night, Feb. 18,  and Moira couldn’t helped but be thrilled with this development.

“When I prayed for a concert, I didn’t expect it to be sold out let alone have a repeat. My heart is overwhelmed,” shared the singer-songwriter on her Facebook page.

The Cornerstone artist just signed a two-year contract with ABS-CBN’s record label, Star Music, making her one of the musicians to look forward to this 2018 with her much-awaited solo album in the works and will be out very soon.

Moira recently made waves due to her Himig Handog 2017 win as song interpreter for “Titibo-tibo,” as well as for her “Torete” cover which was the theme song of the Star Cinema flick Love You To The Stars and Back. She also sang “Huling Gabi,” a song included in the soundtrack of the film Last Night.

Her Tagpuan concert, named after the song she recently wrote, will be directed by actor John Prats, produced by Cornerstone Entertainment and Bright Bulb Productions. Surprise guests await the audience.

Tickets for the Feb. 18 show are still up for grabs and prized at P3,922 (VIP), P2650 (VIP), P2,120 (orchestra), P1,272 (loge), and P848 (balcony). Visit or call 911-5555 for reservation.

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