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Happy and grateful for the continued success of ‘Pepito Manaloto’

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GMA Network’s Pepito Manaloto is one the country’s favorite and well-loved family sitcoms.

Lead star Michael V. expressed his gratitude for the overwhelming support of fans and viewers through the years.    

“Ginagawa naman talaga namin ang Pepito Manaloto for all ages. The people, our viewers, are the ones who inspire us sa bawat episode na pino-produce namin for seven years. Kung wala yung society, wala kami. Wala ito,” he said.

The award-winning actor/TV host also revealed that their unity in the set is one of the reasons for the show’s continued success.

TV host and comedian Michael V

 “Actually, sama sama kami sa lahat dito e, sabay kami mag-brainstorm para lahat may partisipasyon. Hindi ka lang artista dito, hindi ka lang writer, director. Dito sa set, cool lang kami. Kita naman di ba? Sa seven years namin together, pamilya na kami talaga,” the Kapuso actor held. 

Pepito Manaloto airs Saturdays after 24 Oras Weekend.

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From the ASAP stage to a much larger one, the Birit Queens—Morissette, Klarisse de Guzman, Jona and Angeline Quinto—set their first major concert as a collective, 8 p.m.. at the Mall of Asia Arena on March 31.

Produced by ABS-CBN Events and Star Events, the concert, titled ASAP Birit Queens is guaranteed to send chills throughout the audience with the four ladies’ eargasmic high notes with stage and TV direction by Johnny Manahan, and music directed by Homer Flores.

The four songstresses have been slaying the ASAP stage together, week per week, and have proven their collective singing prowess as their performances trended both locally and internationally.

“ASAP” Birit Queens Klarisse, Angeline, Jona, and Morrissette take their music to a higher level

The Voice first season first runner up Klarisse is now known as a soul singer. Also coming a long way, Angeline is now The Queen of Teleserye Themes or the voice behind the most iconic teleseryes.

Another product of The Voice, Morissette is now a sought-after concert performer in and outside the Philippines, earning her the tag The Next Big Diva. 

While she has found her home on ABS-CBN, among the four singing royalties, Jona has proven to be a favorite Kapamilya performer for her powerful performances.

Together, they will set the stage on fire with their performances of their own hits, iconic Original Pilipino Music (OPM), classics and covers of Billboard Top 100. Spectacular performances from special guests such as dance floor heartthrob Rayver Cruz, pop-dance artist Inigo Pascual, and Hashtag hunk Zeus Collins.

Following the MOA Arena concert, The Filipino Channel (TFC) and ASAP will bring the live performances from the Philippines to the Middle East  on April 7. As part of TFC’s 20th anniversary, the premier network brings no less than Morissette Jona, Klarisse and Angeline together to jumpstart the celebrations.

Tickets for the ASAP Birit Queens concert at the MOA Arena can be purchased for P4,770 (VIP), P4,030 (Patron), P3,395 (Lowerbox A), P2,650 (Lowerbox B), P1,060 (Upperbox), and P320 (Gen Ad) at SM Ticket outlets. You may also call 470-22-22 or log on to

For more information, visit or follow Star Music’s official social media accounts at, or @starmusicph on Twitter and Instagram.

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More viewers nationwide are hooked on ABS-CBN’s newest afternoon series The Better Half. Apart from its thrilling scenes, it also shares some valuable lessons on love and family that resonate with viewers.

Because of its compelling storytelling, its characters set as inspiration to audiences as they tell stories that give values and inspiration to audiences nationwide.

The cast of “The Better Half” (from left: Denise laurel, Carlo Aquino, Shaina Magdayao, and JC de Vera) shares the valuable lessons on love and family 

Lead character Camille (Shaina Magdayao) shows women’s strength and resilience. Despite losing her husband after a tragedy, she did not give up and persevered to give her family a good life. JC De Vera’s character Rafael also impressed viewers with his dedication for Camille as he fights for their love, despite her dark past.

Although the antagonist, Bianca (Denise Laurel) sets as the perfect example of love’s limitations. She demonstrates where love can lead if it is full of lies and treachery. On the other hand, more people are educated on the effects of selective amnesia through Marco, which adds knowledge to audiences.

The story is bound to get more exciting as veteran actress Carmi Martin, who is returning to television, joins the series as Dyan Soriano, a mayor of a town in Metro Manila. She will be joined by comedian Pooh, who will play Ferdie, Dyan’s executive assistant.

Also in the cast as Marco  is Carlo Aquino. 

The Better Half airs weekdays after It’s Showtime on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable 167).


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