Alessandra de Rossi returns to television as a mother who pleads for the life of her daughter who was held hostage by her husband in an intense MMK episode tonight.
As a child, Emily (Alessandra) went through the difficult experience of being abandoned by her father. Having no father to look up to while growing up, Emily promised herself that she would not let her children suffer the same fate.
However, after Emily gives birth to her first child Cheska (Xyriel Manabat), her first husband leaves her for another woman.
Emily met Larry (Joem Bascon) a few years later and fell in-love with one another. They eventually got married and had two children, Rose (Alora Sasam) and Chona (Joan Bugcat). Emily believed all’s well in her life until she learned that Larry has been taking illegal drugs.
One day, while Emily was out of the house, Larry enters their home and takes Cheska as hostage. How will Emily face this ordeal?
Also starring in this MMK episode are Maris Racal, Maureen Mauricio, Rez Cortez, and Zarah Mae Dilegoro. The episode is directed by Dondon Santos and written by Nikki Bunquin.
MMK airs every Saturday on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167).
Cooking competition in Songbird’s kitchen
Today, watch the cooking skills of three celebrity dads – Joross Gamboa, James Blanco, and Paolo Contis – as they try to outdo each other at the kitchen of Asia’s songbird.
The three will whip up some nice dishes for lunch.
Will they be able to soften the toughest of the hearts, like that of Tetay’s after being heartbroken many times over?
Songbird will not be far behind with her own version of Chef Claude Tayag’s award-winning dish –bringhe. Can she equal or surpass the chef’s popular dish in taste?
Definitely, you will feel satiated when you watch Sarap Diva every Saturday morning after Maynila on GMA-7.
Meanwhile, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid joins the growing roster of book authors today, 1 to 6 p.m., as her book Bongga sa Kusina is launched at the Eastwood Mall Atrium.
Regine said the book is a work among friends, like Chef Jonah Trinidad who helped her in the concept of the book and her Sarap Diva family. The author also revealed that some celebrity friends shared their recipes for the book.
“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa mga celebrities na nag-share ng kanilang mga natatanging recipes dito sa aming cookbook na Bongga sa Kusina. I’m sure maraming readers at moms ang matutuwa dahil malalaman na nila ang ilan sa mga favorite recipes ng kanilang mga iniidolo.”
Her fans and admirers will have a chance to meet Regine in person at the book launch today.
Young man confronts schoolmate at gunpoint
Grae Fernandez plays a young man whose life is threatened by his very own friend in ABS-CBN’s hit legal drama Ipaglaban Mo today.
Andrew (Grae Fernandez) was raised by Connie (Lara Quigaman) to be a friendly, kind young man. In school, Andrew reached out to all his classmates even to the notorious bully Joel (Francis Magundayao).
At first, Connie believed Andrew could be a positive influence on Joel, hence, supported their friendship. Later on though, she realized that Andrew frequently went with Joel and feared that Andrew was forgetting his academic priorities.
Because of this, she asked her son to distance himself from Joel to which, Andrew reluctantly agreed.
Joel, however, did not take Andrew’s sudden change too well. One day, Joel confronts Andrew and points a gun at him. Is this the end for their friendship? Or is the end for one of them?
Don’t miss the “Kabataan” episode of Ipaglaban Mo directed by Piem Acero after It’s Showtime on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167).
Good-looking cops compete in ABS-CBN’s “Gwapulis”
A pair of good-looking policemen showed off their talent in beatboxing and break-dancing during the initial episode of original and first-of-its-kind new ABS-CBN personality and talent contest “Gwapulis” in the morning news and infotainment Umagang Kay Ganda. Gwapulis, a monicker introduced to describe Neil Perez (a.k.a. Mariano Flormata, Jr.), the handsome cop who made a record as the first police officer to win a national and international male pageant title, is a weekly search for the ultimate hunkable man-in-uniform open to policemen who have been in the service for at least a year. Another gwapulis who is set to compete in Manhunt International 2016 in China in November is PO1 Don Mcgyver Cochico.
Mr. International 2014, Police Officer 2 Neil Perez, took time out from his police duty to serve as one of the judges together with PSsupt Mario Rariza and PSSupr Remigio Sedanto. Gwapulis 2016 also coincided with the observance of the nationwide 21st Police Community Relations Month. New PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa has enjoined talented policemen to join Gwapulis 2016. “I call on our police officers to join Gwapulis to show that policemen are not only good-looking but are good fellows, who are descent, responsible and helpful to others, and to help uplift and promote the good image of the PNP,” dela Rosa said in an interview.
PO1 Julius Dela Cruz of Manila Police District (MPD) Station 1 and PO1 Joseph Tan of the Cavite City PNP Intelligence Section were the first batch contestants of Gwapulis 2016 which also featured a Question and Answer (Q&A) portion. PO1 Tan, who amazed the audience with his beatboxing talent, admitted having to answer a difficult question regarding members of LGBT in the PNP coming out, but was able to give an intelligent answer which swayed the judges to his favor as the first winner. PO1 Dela Cruz showed the cops’ talent in dancing with his interpretation of the Trumpets dance challenge.
Gwapulis is hosted by Umagang Kay Ganda’s Amy Perez and Atom Araullo which features every Friday two good-looking policemen to vie for the weekly winner as UKG Gwapulis 2016 and will run for 15 weeks. With the weekly winner and consolation prize for the loser of P10,000 and P5,000, respectively, the UKG Gwapulis 2016 finals winner will receive a House and Lot grand prize. – Eton B. Concepcion