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Kapamilya sitcom turns 3

For three years now, Romeo and Julie of Home Sweetie Home have been teaching couples how to cope with the numerous struggles that come with married life.

From managing finances, making decisions in the household to now raising a child, the couple mirror what other couples go through and how family will always be first in the hearts and minds of Filipinos.

Having this opportunity to influence the audience is one of the reasons lead star John Lloyd Cruz enjoys playing Romeo.

“Romeo is someone that you watch every week. He stands up for what he believes in. He stands by the principles he believes in. Of course, we want him to set a good example to the audience, especially the young ones. It’s important that we impart something good to them,” the actor explained.

He also shared that content is very important to all of them in the show, so they make it a point to work as a team and explore fresh ideas – something they have done in the last three years.

“What we tell our viewers is important. It’s not just because of the ratings. It is important to us that what we show our viewers is true to the characters in the show,” he said.

The hilarious cast of “Home Sweetie Home” led by John Lloyd Cruz and Toni Gonzaga 
Meanwhile, Toni is happy that Home Sweetie Home has enjoyed several extensions and considers her being in the show as the easiest job in the world.

“Ever since we started, there has been no pressure on us. We come to the set happy. My character, Julie, also feels very close to home, so there has been no intense preparation for the role,” shared Toni.

Toni also admitted that, at first, she had a hard time playing a wife, but is now more comfortable as Julie because she can relate to her.

“I really didn’t know what it felt like to have a husband, until I got married. Now I know how it feels and apply it whenever I’m on set,” she said.

As the story of Romeo and Julie continues, what challenges await their family life?

Also included in the cast are Sandy Andolong, Miles Ocampo, Clarence Delgado, Ogie Diaz, Ellen Adarna, Bearwin Meily, Paul Sy, Jobert Austria, Mitoy Yonting, Nonong Ballinan, and Magda Alovera.

Created by the program’s creative team and directed by Edgar “Bobot” Mortiz, under business unit head Raymund Dizon, Home Sweetie Home airs Saturdays, 6:30 p.m., after TV Patrol Weekend.

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In Karelasyon today, Kristoffer Martin and Joyce Ching play individuals that will try to find their way to each other in a love story of invented identities.

Insecure about her looks, Lea (Ching) believes only attractive men and women find true love. This is why when she met through a social networking site a handsome guy named Mike (Martin), she thought she needed to pretend to be someone else for him to agree to meet her.  

Kristoffer Martin and Joyce Ching in today's romcom episode of "Karelasyon"
Lea sends Mike not her own photo but that of her pretty friend Abby. Mike agrees to meet her, but asks Abby to pretend to be Lea

It turns out that Mike is also not being truthful. He also asks another person to take his place.

What happens when Lea discovers that the one she has been chatting with is in fact Marco and not Mike? What will be Marco’s reaction when he finds out about the switch as well?

Joining Ching and Martin in this romantic comedy are Jazz Ocampo, Sam Adjani, and Mosang.

Carla Abellana hosts Karelsyon on Saturdays, after #LIKE on GMA 7.

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The touching story of My Dear Heart instantly captivated the audience nationwide.  Its pilot episode on Jan. 23 scored high in national TV ratings of 29.2 percent against GMA’s Alyas Robin Hood (20.9 percent), according to data from Kantar Media. 

The show also made it to the list of trending topics on Twitter, with its official hashtag #MyDearHeartAngSimula earning thousands of tweets.

In the pilot episode of “My Dear Heart,” senior actress Coney Reyes’s character is introduced as one of top personalities in the medical field  
In the series’ pilot episode,  the audience were introduced to Dr. Margaret Divinagracia (Coney Reyes), the best heart surgeon in the country. Unexpectedly, her daughter Gia (Ria Atayde) got pregnant by her boyfriend Jude (Zanjoe Marudo). Believing that Jude destroyed her daughter’s future, Margaret ruined his dreams by successfully having him removed from his scholarship program.

But just when he thought he lost everything, Jude was blessed with a baby girl, who was given to him by a woman involved in a children trafficking syndicate.

My Dear Heart airs weeknights after FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (Skycable ch 167). 

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Good news to Xian Lim fans….he’s back on prime time TV.

The good-looking Chi-Fil actor is a guest in ABS-CBN’s A Love To Last.

Lim plays Sebastian “Totoy” Cruz, a 28-year-old cruise ship chef and childhood friend of Andeng (Bea Alonzo).

Ever since they were young, Totoy had always admired Andeng. They even made a pact to end up together if at 27 or 28, they remained single..

Xian Lim
His feelings for her grew even more when they went into college where he knew for sure that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with only one woman--- Andeng Agoncillo.

One thing, however, stopped him from pursuing Andeng and that is when Andeng fell in love with his good friend Jerrold (Victor Silayan).

As he returns, Totoy is now willing to take a chance and win Andeng’s heart. Will Andeng open her heart to him? How will this affect her growing closeness with Anton (Ian Veneracion)?

A Love to Last airs on a new timeslot after My Dear Heart on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (Sky Cable ch.167). 

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As we welcome the month of Love, The World of Gandang Ricky Reyes (TWGRR) host and beauty expert Ricky Reyes shares a sweet and funny love story of social media sweethearts Jon Gutierrez and Jelai Andres.

Having a hard time thinking what to give your special someone this Valentine’s Day?   

TWGRR scours the streets of Metro Manila to find things that it can give you as tips on where to buy those sweet and affordable flowers, bouquets and cakes perfect for the occasion.

Beauty expert and TV host Ricky Reyes 
Reyes introduces the ultimate hair treatment, The Cryo Hair Treatment, (Cryo is a greek work that means cold in English), which makes use of a custom-made, very hygienic ‘Ice Care Machine’ and is guaranteed to reconstruct and revitalize hair, thereby making it soft and shiny.

There is also Regold for kinky hairs, SoftWave for dull hair and natural wigs for hair loss in all Gandang Ricky Reyes Salons.

Discover Ricky Reyes Learning Institute (RRLI) with branches in Manila, Cubao, Anonas and Fairview and be your own boss.

Tune in to The World of Gandang Ricky Reyes, 9 to 10 a.m. today with host Ricky Reyes on GMA News TV.

Topics: Home Sweetie Home , John Lloyd Cruz , Karelasyon , Kristoffer Martin , Joyce Ching , My Dear Heart , Coney Reyes , Bea Alonzo , Zanjoe Marudo , Xian Lim , Ian Veneracion , The World of Gandang Ricky Reyes , Ricky Reyes
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