‘Game ng Bayan’ axed, Kapamilya explains why

Game ng Bayan faded to black on April 15, leaving Robin Padilla, Alex Gonzaga, MJ Lastimosa, Eric Nicolas, and Negi out of a job. Many would like to think it’s temporary.

ABS-CBN circulated a statement regarding the termination of the show.

“Game ng Bayan” hosts Alex Gonzaga and Robin Padilla
“We thank the hosts Robin Padilla, Alex Gonzaga, MJ Lastimosa, Eric Nicolas, and Negi, the whole production staff and crew, the various barangays that participated in the game, and most importantly, the viewers for their support to the program.

During its limited run, Game ng Bayan brought fun and entertainment to Kapamilyas around the world and enabled residents in participating barangays to provide the resources they need in their communities by working together in time-bound challenges in the show. 

ABS-CBN, however, will continue to develop programs that will not only give viewers an enjoyable viewing experience but will also bring joy and cheers to barangays across the country.

In the meantime, Robin Padilla will focus on Pilipinas Got Talent, which has started its semi-final rounds. Alex, MJ, Eric, and Negi, meanwhile, will also attend to other projects.” 

The statement was sent by Kane Errol Choa of ABS-CBN Corporate Communications.


Road named after FPJ

Say Chiz! Senators Chiz Escudero and Grace Poe
Do you know that in Batangas there’s a road named after the late Fernando Poe, Jr.?

Well, Senators Grace Poe and Francis “Chiz” Escudero, presidential and vice-presidential candidates, respectively, found that out when they went to campaign in Batangas. They even had a photo taken against the street sign. 

The Fernando Poe, Jr. Road is in Metro Turf along the stretch of Malvar-Tanauan. It was dedicated to the actor on Aug. 20, 2014 in recognition of the actor’s contribution to the local horseracing industry. 

The new racetrack is found at Metro Turf owned and managed by Metro Manila Turf Club, Inc.

FPJ or more popularly known as Da King had been a horserace aficionado. His love for horses was also known among his fans as he loved doing Western-style movies.

Grace Poe remembers the days she learned to ride the horse after her father taught her when she visited the sets in Baguio and Ilocos Norte.

 “Doon niya ako tinuruang sumakay ng kabayo dahil yung mga kabayo naman sa San Lazaro ay hindi puwedeng sakyan ng bata,” Grace said.

Chiz became close to Da King when the former became his spokesman when he ran for president in 2004. 

Meanwhile, the classic FPJ line “Isang bala kalang” is now immortalized as Viber stickers as well as his wife’s “Not once but twice.” If you subscribe to the Viber app you will be able to search for those stickers.

The public can vividly recall Susan Roces’s line “You have stolen the presidency not once, but twice!”  That was during the speech after Da King had died when she accused President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of cheating during the presidential elections in 2004.

Along with FPJ’s and Susan’s Viber stickers are those from the camp of Grace Poe, like “Hello Poe!,” “God bless Poe!”, “Guapoe!”, “Iboto Poe,” “Push Mo Poe,” “Keep Calm and Carry Poe,” “Good Night Poe,” “Poe The Win,” “Gandang Umaga Poe!,” “Ur Welcome Poe!,” “WRU Poe,” Smile Poe!,” “Yes Poe!,” at “Kain na Poe!” 


Manzano thanks transport group’s endorsement

Actor and senatorial candidate Edu Manzano
Senatorial candidate Edu Manzano today expressed elation over the unequivocal support of the National Confederation of Tricycle Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines (NACTODAP) to his senatorial bid this May 9 elections.

Manzano, who is running under the umbrella coalition of Partido Galing at Puso, said he is overwhelmed at the endorsement given to him by NACTODAP, one of the country’s biggest associations of tricycle drivers, operators and their respective families.

 “I am deeply honored for the trust and confidence of our tricycle drivers and operators to my legislative agenda.  With their support, I am confident that I can advance the interests not only of the transport sector but also of the commuting public,” he said.

In its official Facebook account, NACTODAP, which is an association of tricycle drivers, operators and their respective families that is also seeking to represent them in Congress under the partylist law, has expressed its endorsement to Manzano’s Senate bid.

 “Makakaasa po kayo na kami sa NACTODAP Partylist ay nasa likod mo at sumusuporta sa iyong layunin at adhikain,” Ariel P. Lim, NACTODAP president and first nominee, said.

NACTODAP boasts 4.7 million members composed mostly of tricycle drivers and operators all over the country.

Manzano, who once served as vice president of the Anti-Drug Campaign of the Philippines in 1998 when he was vice mayor of Makati City, noted that tricycle drivers may be tapped in the government drive against crime because they are familiar with the movements of the people as well as the suspected dens of criminal syndicates.

 “Our hardworking and brave tricycle drivers can become partners of our government’s law enforcement agencies in providing for vital information that could lead to the immediate arrest of criminals and the expeditious resolution of crimes,” he said.

 “They can be the eyes and ears of our police officers in running after criminal syndicates because they are more than familiar with the faces and places in their area of operations,” he added. 

Manzano is running on a platform of improving quality education for the youth and out-of-school youth, creating decent jobs especially in agri-tourism, BPO and ICT industries, and providing better opportunities and protection for Filipino families. 


AXN’s Ultimate Thrill 2016: challenge accepted

Summer screams adrenaline rush with AXN Ultimate Thrill 2016 as it stretches its competition from Manila to Boracay.

AXN brings back its Big Thrill summer madness with the action-packed AXN Ultimate Thrill 2016. What is Ultimate Thrill? Well, it’s a summer break loaded with all the heat and excitement one can get from coursing through obstacles that challenge one’s agility, speed, endurance, and mental skills. What’s more, participants get to make their way to the finish line with their selected partner. 

There are two legs in Ultimate Thrill: the first is in Camp N Nuvali in Laguna and the second one is in Summer Place, Station 2, Boracay. Participants can choose which competition they would like to join: Nuvali to Boracay (called The Ultimate Thrill) or the one in Boracay only (the Thrill Seeker).

Obstacles include rollercoaster zipline, free fall and paddle boating to name a few.

AXN Ultimate Thrill 2016 kicked off at Camp N Nuvali, Laguna, on April 16. The second leg continues at 6 a.m. in Boracay on April 23. 

Qualified teams of two members each, 18 years old and up  can do on-site registration one to two hours before the event . Pre-registration can be done for Boracay participants one week prior to the event at Summer Place, Station 2.

AXN Ultimate Thrill 2016 is co-presented by Smart and sponsored by C2 Cool & Clean, Fisherman’s Friend, and Smirnoff Mule.


ATC Coenzyme Q10

Our heart’s main function is to pump blood to the rest of the body. It supplies oxygen and nutrients to the body. Without the heart, our body will stop functioning. That’s why it is of utmost importance to take care of our heart. This is something that is both hard and easy to do. Hard, because there are just far too many temptations around us. And easy, because of the different scientific developments and products that aim to protect our heart, like ATC Coenzyme Q10.

Called the “heart energizer,” ATC Coenzyme Q10 improves the heart’s ability to pump more blood. It also lowers the viscosity of the blood, making it even easier for the heart to function normally. It functions as antioxidant, which protects body from damage caused by harmful molecules. Still, ATC Coenzyme Q10 is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease.

ATC Coenzyme Q10 is recommended to be taken two to three capsules a day, preferably with warm water. It is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide for only P18 per capsule.

Topics: Game ng Bayan , Robin Padilla , Chiz Escudero , Grace POe , AXN , Edu Manzano

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