Nora Aunor’s younger brother, Buboy Villamayor, dies

Superstar Nora Aunor’s world crumbled last Sunday. Her youngest brother, Eddie Villamayor, whom she fondly called Buboy, had passed on.

Buboy had been confined in a hospital after suffering from stroke in July 2015. 

Eddie Villamayor was a teen star in the ‘70s and was seen in the films Alkitrang Dugo and Minsa’y Isang Gamu-gamo.

Eddie Boy Villamayor was a teen star in the 70s
He was linked to another teen star then, Winnie Santos, sister of popular actress Vilma Santos. But many fans did not approve of the budding relationship as the rivalry between the two sisters –Nora and Vilma – was very intense then.

In the latter years, nothing was heard about Buboy, although, for the most part when he was alive, he stayed with Nora Aunor until the latter left for the US in the late 90s.

Recalling the time The Standard spoke to the superstar, she said that she was a bit disappointed that none of her children (adoptive) had paid Buboy a visit in the hospital since his confinement.

Details of Eddie Villamayor’s death are still sketchy as the superstar has yet to issue an official statement.


Loisa-Jerome teamup enchants viewers nationwide

Kapamilya stars Loisa Andalio and Jerome Ponce instantly captivated the hearts of viewers as the premiere of Wansapantaym Presents: Candy’s Crush won the ratings game last Sunday.

Teen stars Jerome Ponce and Loisa Andalio
Viewers all over the country witnessed how the love story of Candy and Paolo unfolded, with the values-laden series leading the weekend programming and hitting a national TV rating of 31.2 percent, compared to its rival show Ismol Family that only got 17.3 percent, according to data of Kantar Media.

And as the story continues, Candy’s (Loisa Andalio) infatuation turned into hatred as Paolo (Jerome Ponce) threw harsh words at her after he thought she was spreading gossip that they were in a relationship. To get even with his longtime crush, Candy will use the love spell book that an old woman gave her and concoct a potion that would make him do everything she wants. However, Candy’s plans will be ruined as the effects of the potion get mixed up, and Paolo will fall for Amanda (Amy Nobleza) instead of Candy.

How will they be able to remove the spell on Paolo?

Don’t miss the life lessons shared in Wansapanataym Presents: Candy’s Crush on ABS-CBN or on ABS-CBN HD (Sky Cable ch 167). 

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Warner TV hits new highs in the Philippines

Warner TV has become the new No.1 international English general-entertainment channel in the Philippines, according to the latest Kantar data.

The ratings successes come as the channel has doubled-down on its content investment by adding a string of original series from Turner’s own studios in the US, supplementing its existing line-up from Warner Bros. 

New shows scheduled this year include TNT’s The Last Ship (S3), Rizzoli & Isles (S7) and Murder in the First (S3), TBS’ Angie Tribeca (S2), truTV’s Billy on the Street, Those Who Can’t and Adam Ruins Everything, and Robot Chicken, Eagleheart and NTSF:SD:SUV from Adult Swim.

Marianne Lee, vice president of General Entertainment Content at Turner Asia Pacific and Warner TV Content head, said, “Turner is creating more quality content than ever, and Warner TV has really been able to engage its audiences in the Philippines with its unrivalled depth and breadth of programming. We’re in an exceptionally fortunate position where we can pick and choose the very best content from TNT, TBS, truTV, Adult Swim in addition to the channel’s content partner, Warner Bros.”

In the Philippines, ranking and category share was at almost 30 percent in May, outpacing its nearest competitor by more than 6 percent. 

Over the past year, Warner TV has also been able to attract a younger audience, amassing a fan base in the coveted demo of cable 25-44 through the DC Comics-inspired shows such as DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie, ARROW, Gotham, Supergirl and The Flash.

Other high-profile Turner original series that have been greenlit either for pilots or full series this year include TNT’s Tales from the Crypt (M. Night Shyamalan), Good Behavior (Michelle Dockery), Will, Civil and TBS’ Wrecked and The Detour. ELEAGUE, the new professional eSports league organized by Turner and WME | IMG, also airs on the channel with the final broadcast live on July 31.


Kapuso volunteers spread cheer among children beneficiaries

Smiles were plentiful as fifty children surviving cancer were treated to an exciting afternoon in the GMA G.I.V.E.S. (Guide, Interact, Volunteer, Educate, Serve) Salu-Salo Together for the second quarter.

Young cancer survivors treated to an exciting afternoon in the GMA G.I.V.E.S. (Guide, Interact, Volunteer, Educate, Serve) 
GMA G.I.V.E.S. is the Network’s pool of employee-volunteers, who selflessly take part and share their resources in its various corporate social responsibility initiatives.

In celebration of its 66th anniversary, the Network and its volunteers had many surprises in store for the children, who are under the care of GMA Kapuso Foundation’s Kapuso Cancer Champion program and Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko’s Batang K program. 

The fun and educational activities began with a viewing of episodes from the internationally award-winning GMA Public Affairs’ animated anthology series Alamat. The kids were also entertained by GMA Artist Center talents Marika Sasaki and James Teng, who each sang a song for the audience. This was followed by a highly-entertaining storytelling session by ventriloquist Carlo Magno who read a story about protecting the environment, which was provided by USAID B-Leaders. 

At the end of the day, the kids went home wearing happy smiles as they carried their new backpacks filled with school supplies and tumblers made possible by donations from GMA G.I.V.E.S. members, as well as the memories of a fun-filled afternoon. 


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