‘Doble Kara’ hopes to collect gold in ABS-CBN’s dayTime ratings

ABS-CBN’s newest Kapamilya Gold drama series Doble Kara is set to level up the afternoon viewing habit. It premiered last Monday afternoon, and the response to the series seems encouraging. The series stars Julia Montes, known in her turf as the Royal Princess of Drama. The characters she plays in this series she says is her biggest and most challenging role thus far.

Julia with her two new leading men Edgar Allan Guzman and Anjo Damiles
From her remarkable portrayals in top-caliber drama series, like Mara Clara, Walang Hanggan, Muling Buksan Ang Puso, and Ikaw Lamang, Julia’s star could shine brighter as she gives life to the characters of twins Sarah and Kara.

Julia Montes as Sarah; Julia Montes as Kara
“After doing so many roles that are not normal for my age, I can really say that this is the most challenging project that has been given to me. I have to dedicate not only my heart and soul, but also myself as whole for this series,” shared Julia.

Ariel Rivera; Carmina Villarroel
Doble Kara revolves around the story of Sarah and Kara, twin sisters who grow up in a happy family despite being poor. However, when Kara is diagnosed with leukemia, the twins’ mother is forced to separate the two and give Kara to her real father because they don’t have the money for her treatment.

Edgar Allan Guzman
What will Sarah and Kara do when fate brings them back together after many years? How will the sisters’ relationship change after they grew up having different lives?

The powerhouse cast of Doble Kara includes Carmina Villarroel, Ariel Rivera, Mylene Dizon, Gloria Sevilla, John Lapus, Allen Dizon, and Alora Sasam. Also introduced in the series are Julia’s new leading men Edgar Allan Guzman and Anjo Damiles. Actress Alicia Alonzo will also join the teleserye for a special appearance. It is under the direction of Emmanuel Palo and Jon Villarin.


Rocco’s day with breast cancer patients at PGH

GMA Artist Center star Rocco Nacino went to the Philippine General Hospital Breast Care Center  ward and volunteered as the nurse-on-duty for its patients in July. 

Rocco Nacino is Avon's ambassador for I Share The Fight Against Breast Cancer
Rocco, an ambassador for AVON’s “I Share The Fight Against Breast Cancer” campaign, spent the entire day checking the patients’ blood pressure, assisted the outpatients in queue, and became their personal nurse who catered to their needs.

A graduate of nursing, Rocco Nacino knows the nitty gritty of patient care
Admired not only for his macho and gallant image, the Kapuso star is also known for his noble profession as a registered nurse and his annual charity works has given him the chance to get in touch with his passion—helping people. He was hands-on to his responsibilities and tried to connect to as many patients as he can during his duty. 

Rocco Nacino as a volunteer nurse awards patients gifts certificates
“It feels good to see them smile, and doing familiar things such as preparing IVs and doing biopsies were both exciting and fulfilling for me,” shares the Kapuso actor.  

It has been Rocco’s priority to help cancer patients ever since his mother survived the battle against breast cancer in 2005. Witnessing the struggles of a cancer patient, Rocco made it his commitment to give back the blessings his family has been receiving and to provide help to those who need it most.



‘Tapatan’ with Susan Roces

What exactly does “tapat” mean?

This was the question posted by Champion Detergent in a “Tapatan with Ms. Susan Roces” on Aug. 18 at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel.

Susan Roces remains a loyal endorser of Champion
Although people define it differently, what holds true across these definitions is that the intent always remains pure and honest – and this transcends both individuals and generations. Just as “tapat” has been relevant before, it remains relevant even today and especially among today’s youth. And it is this value of katapatan that is shared strongly between Champion Detergent and its long-time brand endorser, Roces.

Roces, who was the perfect speaker for the event, talked about her own views on “katapatan” and how important it is in today’s modern world, especially with the younger generation. And there was no better person to talk about this topic than the actress who is the undisputed Queen of Philippine Movies, known for always delivering top rate performances and setting the standard upon which young actresses today are measured.

Her new Champion TV commercial, which was also launched on the same day, asked the question, “Ang katapatan, mahalaga pa rin ba sa kabataan?” By the time the 30-seconder TVC ended, we are assured that “katapatan” remains a core value in the Filipino youth. The younger generation still finds it important to be true to one’s self, fight every battle fair and square, and do the best in every job even when nobody’s looking.

We are also assured that “katapatan” remains “uso” and relevant despite the influences of the modern age. In fact, manifestations of “tapat” manage to resurface time and again among millenials -- in their conversations and in social media. Reaffirming Champion’s belief that “tapat” truly is enduring across generations.

With the tagline, “Tapat po sa inyo,” Champion Detergent hopes to inspire every Filipino to perform every task with honesty and integrity. In the same way that the brand is constantly motivated by its belief in doing the right thing, thereby enabling Filipinas to have cleaner homes and better lives via products with uncompromised quality that they deserve.

Indeed, a Tapatan with the generous and inspirational Susan Roces was a tremendous event that truly upheld Champion Detergent’s principles, further proving what we Filipinos already know about the brand –  “Tapat po sa inyo.”

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