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Dingdong and Jennylyn’s ‘Descendants of the Sun’ is coming to Netflix

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After bringing honor to the country when it was recognized as the first local TV program to receive the Most Popular Foreign Drama of the Year award in the 15th Seoul International Drama Awards, the local adaptation of Korean drama Descendants of the Sun headlined by Dingdong Dantes (who was also awarded the prestigious Asian Star Prize in the same annual global festival) and Jennylyn Mercado, is going to available on the popular streaming platform Netflix starting Nov. 13.

“As we celebrate our 70th anniversary, we continue to strengthen our digital presence while staying true to our mission of creating world-class programs. Our biggest drama production this year, Descendants of the Sun Philippines, is the first GMA program to be streamed on Netflix Philippines,” GMA Network said in a statement sent to Manila Standard Entertainment.

‘Descendants of the Sun,’ GMA’s biggest television drama this year, is top-billed by Dingdong Dantes and Jennylyn Mercado and helmed by Dominic Zapata.

The romantic action drama premiered on Feb. 10, but production was temporarily suspended due to the restrictions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lock-in tapings with strict safety measures were held last month, which enabled the series to resume its run on Oct. 26, starting with a two-week recap on GMA Telebabad.

Joining Dingdong and Jennylyn in the cast are Rocco Nacino, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Renz Fernandez, Chariz Solomon, Andre Paras, Nicole Donesa, Reese Tuazon, Jenzel Angeles, and Bobby Andrews.

Also in the drama are Neil Ryan Sese, Pancho Magno, Antonio Aquitania, Ricardo Cepeda, Ian Ignacio, Rich Asuncion, Carlo Gonzalez, Hailey Mendes, Marina Benipayo, and Roi Vinzon.

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Descendants of the Sun is directed by Dominic Zapata.

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Whipping up new recipes in ‘Idol Sa Kusina’

Celebrity Chef Jose Sarasola takes on Chef's Challenge in ‘Idol sa Kusina: Lutong Bahay’ this Sunday.

Beginning Oct. 18, everyone’s favorite cooking show Idol sa Kusina airs fresh episodes again on GMA News TV.

Chef Boy Logro and Chynna Ortaleza as they serve new recipes straight from their homes, as well as from the houses of various Kapuso stars and celebrity chefs in Idol sa Kusina: Lutong Bahay.

With the new normal in mind, Idol sa Kusina dishes out easy-to-do recipes using ingredients that are not difficult to source. At the same time, Chef Boy and Chynna give viewers tips on how to add twists on well-known recipes that families can enjoy.

Together with their featured Kapuso artists and celebrity chefs, Idol sa Kusina shares tips and tricks to help everyone become his own family’s “idol sa kusina.” Every Sunday night, catch the latest food trends making rounds on social media as well.

On October 18, Chef Boy brings in his “idol moves” with tips on how to properly blanch your veggies for an appetizing dish. Chynna puts these tips in practice as she prepares her Broccoli with Sesame Noodles recipe.

Meanwhile, Aiai delas Alas dishes out her Trending sa Sarap combo by serving her personal Cheese Bread recipe paired with a batch of Creamy Carbonara.

Celebrity Chef Jose Sarasola takes on Chef's Challenge and shares how to serve your next dish in style by showing viewers how to make some Cheesy Chicken ala King in Bread Bowl.

Idol sa Kusina: Lutong Bahay airs this Sunday, 7:50 p.m. on GMA News TV.

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