Love blooms in ‘Dangwa’

Love, they say, blooms in the most unexpected places. 

The hashtag #DangwaGirl went viral recently as university belt students posted about a mysterious girl giving roses away on the streets of Manila. The lovely flower girl was revealed on GMA’s 24 Oras newscast as Janine Gutierrez – who found a unique way to promote her upcoming series.  Janine spent a day giving out red roses to strangers she met along the way, similar to her role in the Network’s upcoming series entitled Dangwa.  The recipients - particularly the young men - were thrilled and quickly posted their encounters on social media.

In the series, the lives of various characters are changed by a chance meeting with Rosa (played by Janine), an enchantingly beautiful flower vendor in Manila’s most popular flower market.  

Each character who buys a flower from Rosa will discover that love unexpectedly blooms in his or her own life.  A new love story will be introduced to viewers every Monday and end on a Friday… except for the story of Rosa herself, which will slowly unfold as the season progresses. 

Rosa’s heartwarming smile and mischievous ways capture the hearts of flower delivery boy Baste (played by Mark Herras) and furniture designer Lorenzo (played by Aljur Abrenica), but there is more to the girl than they ever expected. 

Dangwa’s pilot week, which stars Kapuso teens Barbie Forteza and Ruru Madrid, is penned by Jerome Zamora and directed by Adolf Alix, Jr. and Rember Gelera. This is followed by equally engrossing love stories portrayed by Carla Abellana and Rafael Rosell, Rhian Ramos and Geoff Eigenmann, Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix, and Pauleen Luna and Gerald Napoles.

Spread love with flowers from Dangwa, the new GMA morning series, with Janie Gutierrez, Mark Herras, and Aljur Abrenica
Dangwa also boasts an appealing theme music entitled “Pag-ibig” written and arranged by Simon Tan and performed by OPM rock band Spongecola.

Discover the mystery behind Rosa and fall in love every week with the stories to be featured on Dangwa , which airs Monday to Friday at 11 a.m. starting today only on GMA 7. 


GMA Afternoon Prime stars at Market! Market!

Market! Market! had never seen such a big crowd when the stars of The Half Sisters, Buena Familia and Destiny Rose went to promote their shows. At the activity center, the stars barely had an inch to move from their holding area to the stage, the mall security had to double their personnel to insure the stars wouldn’t get hurt.


Bubble Gang cast says ‘IMBG’ proudly

In the two decades of Bubble Gang on the air, it is without a doubt that to many Filipinos, the show has become a Friday habit.

The cast of the longest gag show on Philippine television is really proud to say IMBG (I am Bubble Gang). 

For them, Bubble Gang isn’t just a gag show, but it mirrors the Philippine society. 


Oh, Kris Bernal sings

One of Kris Bernal’s dreams is to sing one of the theme songs of the upcoming series Little Nanay, in which she plays an important role. Guess, what? She will really sing one of the songs and she will be with Chlaui Malayao. So, it’s a duet! Good luck, Kris!


Brian Poe a registered voter since 2010

Brian Poe  can only smile when he hears about the intrigues thrown at his mother, Senator Grace Poe, soon after she made her intention to run for president in 2016.

Says Brian, “There is no truth that he and his father Niel Llamanzares can’t vote for Grace because of their dual citizenship. Both he and his dad are Americans but also hold Philippine passports.           

“I have been voting as a Filipino since 2010,” declared the son of Senator Poe.         

He was one of the more than 20 million voters that put Grace in the Senate in 2013. Sen. Poe had also reacted on this issue about her husband and son.

In a radio interview, Sen. Poe said that the parents of her husband are both Filipinos who went to the US for further studies on account of scholarships they were both granted.

 “Since his parents are Filipinos, he is a Filipino, too. They say he can’t vote for me because he isn’t a Filipino. That’s not true. Since 1986, he was voting here in the Philippines, also in 2010 and 2013, and hopefully in 2016,” explained Sen. Poe.

Her two daughters are not of voting age yet, according to Susan Roces, mother of the Senator and widow of Fernando Poe, Jr..


Charo as icon of style and substance

Metro celebrates the dignified strength and beauty of empowered Filipina women by putting ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio on the cover of its November issue, dubbing the most influential woman in media as an icon of style and substance.

In a special gatefold cover, Metro trains the spotlight on Charo as she celebrates the milestones of her illustrious career in media together with different superstars of this generation –Anne Curtis, Bea Alonzo, Charlene Gonzalez, Dawn Zulueta, and Judy Ann Santos, the five chosen stars of Charo who will uphold her legacy.

 “In this day and age of flash in the pan fame, there is something massively disarming about a woman that can truly hold her own, unflinching in the midst of hype and chaos. This November, Metro upholds a legacy,” says Metro editor-in-chief Sarah Meier.

Metro also celebrates nine women who are breaking barriers and thriving in their own various fields, calling them “the women of now.” Part of the roster are Kapamilya actress Julia Montes, director Antoinette Jadaone, musician Nicole Asensio, fashion blogger Kiana Valenciano, reporter Marie Lozano, advocate Sec. Lucille Sering, choreographer Georcelle Dapat, model Sabina Gonzalez, and photographer Shaira Luna.

Metro aims to showcase not just trends in the Philippine fashion scene, but also pays homage to the people that have become pillars of the industry. It is one of the monthly titles published by ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc. the home of the country’s bestselling magazines and books. 

Topics: Love blooms in ‘Dangwa’ , Bubble Gang , Kris Bernal , Brian Poe , Charo Santos-Concio
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