From the phenomenal success of their top-rating series Forevermore, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil – one of the country’s hottest love teams – return to primetime to give viewers a taste of love’s sweetness in ABS-CBN’s newest romantic drama, Dolce Amore.
After making the whole country fall in love and believe in forever, Liza and Enrique take on Dolce Amore, a story of two young wandering souls. They are both in search of themselves and will be brought together by destiny and feel an infallible connection with each other.
“It’s a project I think almost everyone will be able to relate to. It’s about finding your identity and finding love and the story is just so fun and uplifting,” said Liza.
She plays Serena, a young girl raised in Italy by her adoptive parents. Though she lives a good life, she cannot shake off the feeling that an important part of her identity seems to be missing – the truth about where she came from.
Bearing the same struggles is the character of Enrique, Tenten, who grew up in an orphanage suffering from the pain of his real parents’ rejection. A hardworking raketero, Tenten takes on different jobs to help his adoptive family.
“It’s a ‘peasant meets a princess’ kind of feel. It’s a very light teleserye, like what we all love – kind of Forevermore’ feels,” shared Enrique.
Aside from Forevermore, the success of LizQuen also translated in the big screen, with Just the Way You Are and Everyday I Love You being certified box-office hits.
Moreover, Liza said that fans should expect her team-up with Enrique to level up in terms of kilig, and that they will be more open to experimenting with their characters in Dolce Amore. Serena and Tenten’s worlds will collide while, in search of herself, she wanders off and travels to the Philippines, a country she is strangely drawn to and heard about from her Filipina nanny.
From their unexpected meeting, the two will discover a sense of belonging with each other and will find exploring the greatest adventure of all – falling in love.
Kapamilya singer-actor Matteo Guidicelli, meanwhile, will take on the role of Giancarlo, Serena’s best friend who is secretly in love with her. Liza’s adoptive parents in the series are Cherie Gil (Luciana) and Ruben Maria Soriquez (Roberto), while Edgar Mortiz (Dodoy), Rio Locsin (Paps), and Kean Cipriano (Binggoy) will depict Enrique’s simple but loving adoptive family. Also included in the Dolce Amore cast are Sunshine Cruz, Andrew E, and Frenchie Dy.
Dolce Amore airs weeknights on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. For exclusive updates, log onto Twitter.com/StarCreativesTV and Instagram.com/StarCreativesTV.
You’re The Best! on GMA
One of the most talked about Korean drama series premiered on GMA on Feb 8.
Entitled You’re The Best!, the newest GMA Heart of Asia feature is about love, self-discovery, and the true meaning of family.
This light drama focuses on a girl who is having a hard time living up to her name Soon Shin Lee (IU). The war general who she was named after was respected because of his triumphs, but our heroine is a klutz and she seems to be helpless about it. When her father dies, she tries to help her family by signing a contract with a talent agency that turned out to be a hoax.
Just when everything is about to fall apart, she meets Jonas (Cho Jung Seok), a well-known C.E.O. of a respected talent agency. Their partnership becomes an easy deal until secrets begin to unfold and their feelings for each other grow fonder.
You’re The Best! airs on GMA Heart of Asia Mornings, 9:50 a.m. Monday to Friday.
The CompanY headlines ‘Music & Memories’ on Valentine’s Day
Make new memories and enjoy a night of your favorite tunes with the country’s premier vocal ensemble, The CompanY, as they put together a Valentine’s show at the Palacio de Maynila you will certainly remember.
With 30 years in the business, The CompanY has been a veteran of concert circuits here and abroad. Their world-class act is marked by amazing vocal harmonies and covers wide genre music from pop and R&B to jazz and contemporary a capella, and everything in between.
This Valentine’s Day, expect a highly entertaining show from The CompanY’s founding members Moy Ortiz and Annie Quintos, as well as roster veterans Sweet Plantado, Cecile Bautista and OJ Mariano.
The group has wowed the most discerning audiences around the globe, and for this special one-night concert, local fans will be reminded why they remain a most sought-after act to this day.
The group has just released their 25th album Nostalgia. With songs like the touching “Both Sides Now,” the happy “Up, Up and Away,” the upbeat “If All We’re Gonna Do Is Dance,” the stirring “The Times of Your Life,” and many others, the album is a success and offers proof that The CompanY still knows how to tug at the heartstrings of their listeners.
The CompanY may be a successful recording act but that’s just one facet of their genius. They are best seen live so listeners can experience their music in ways that will definitely move them. This much-awaited show, Music & Memories, will give their local fans a dash of romance and bit of a throwback as they perform songs that have remained favorites among listeners throughout the years.
What’s more, they have invited a special guest to give the audience a sweet treat. Joining them on the day of hearts is heartthrob Richard Yap. A favorite among many television fans, Ser Chief—as he is known and remembered from his hit daytime soap — will send hearts a-flutter as he shows his musical side and serenades audiences with songs of love and romance.
Ser Chief, lauded for his mellow and cool voice, will provide a nice contrast to the rousing numbers and the harmonized hits The CompanY is known for.
With Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, give yourself and your loved ones a treat of a truly romantic weekend with music that will feed your passionate soul, and memories that will live on in your hearts for a very long time.
Music & Memories is on Feb. 14, 7 p.m., at the Palacio de Maynila along Roxas Boulevard in Malate, Manila.
For inquiries, you may call Palacio de Maynila at 524-7606. Tickets are also available thru SM Tickets, 470-2222.
Bagatsing wants to reclaim Manila
Vowing to reclaim leadership in Manila, Amado Bagatsing promises to work with businessmen, urban planners, historians and artist groups to make historic Manila a center for the appreciation of arts, culture and history.
“There’s a need for us, Filipinos, to revisit our history, culture and arts. Not only art for art’s sake but also we can touch base with who we are as a people,” said Bagatsing in a tete a tete with showbiz writers recently.
“If elected mayor, we will bring back the glory days of Manila and rescue it from the urban decay that is the result of the neglect and apathy of the present and past administrations,” he added.
Bagatsing said among his plans are the revival and reconstruction of the Metropolitan Theater, the inventories of movie theaters and fuller support for Philippine-made films, music, art pieces, among others.
“We have so many beautiful and socially relevant films, especially those from indie producers and directors. We need to support them as well as those coming out from the yearly Metro Manila Film Festival,” he said.
A congressman of the Fifth District of Manila for six terms now, Bagatsing said his administration will also display the glory of Manila through float parades and the showing of history, arts and cultural materials.
“Roxas Boulevard will be a place for painters and musicians and not beerhouses. There, the painters can draw sketches for tourists with the breathtaking Manila Bay sunset as backdrop,” said Bagatsing.
“We will also revive Intramuros and all of our efforts will be in coordination with the hotel and restaurant associations, the police and the barangay.”
As a young boy, Bagatsing said he was brought by his father to Escolta, describing it as “the answer of Manila decades ago to the Rodeo Drive of LA.”
“I know how beautiful Manila was and I intend to reclaim that beauty and glory if elected mayor,” he said.
Trixie discovers she is not Alfonso’s daughter
Katrina’s (Angel Aquino) worst nightmare happened when Trixie (Julia Barretto) found out Alfonso (Tonton Gutierrez) is not her father in the afternoon series And I Love You So.
Upon seeing the DNA test conducted before Alfonso’s death, Trixie was in shock as the result said she is not genetically matched with the person she knew to be her father. With so much rage in her, Trixie immediately confronted Katrina and burst out in anger with all the lies her mother has been keeping for years.
Now that the truth is finally revealed, how can Trixie accept that she is a Valdez? Can Katrina convince her daughter that the DNA test is not true?
Don’t miss the thrilling scenes in And I Love You So, weekdays on ABS-CBN.
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