The teleserye that spawned a thousand memes gets even feistier as Kadenang Ginto opens its newest chapter, promising more high-stakes showdowns between the clashing Mondragons.
Expect more heated confrontations between Romina (Beauty Gonzalez) and Daniela (Dimples Romana), whose lives will soon turn upside down as they meet the new character Leon, played by Richard Yap.
But before their paths cross, Romina will continue to experience Daniela’s wrath, after the latter seized all of the riches Romina inherited from Robert.
However, Romina’s sheer determination will put her back on top as she uses all her experiences to rebuild her empire. Leon (Richard), her new business partner, will guide her every step of the way and help her retrieve everything that was taken from her.
As Romina works her way up, Daniela’s world will slowly crumble as their company goes bankrupt. This will ignite Daniela’s fury against Romina and will do whatever it takes to pin down her rival.
Where will the battle between the two Mondragons lead them to? How will Leon create more chaos in their lives?
While the new season of the series has not started yet, viewers have already expressed their excitement for the show on social media. The trailer for its newest chapter, which has already earned 3.8 million views, proved to be a breeding ground for memes, where Daniela is shown walking and wearing a red dress with a matching red luggage.
Since the series started airing in October 2018, Kadenang Ginto has kept viewers glued to their TV screens every afternoon, hitting an all-time high national TV rating of 27.3 percent, according to Kantar Media — a feat for an afternoon series.
The show also helped launched into stardom teen idols Francine Diaz, Kyle Echarri, Seth Fedelin, and Andrea Brillantes, who are now known as The Gold Squad. Their popularity and success have also reached online as their YouTube channel recently received the Silver Creator Award after reaching 100,000 subscribers. The channel currently has more than 500,000 subscribers.
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Asia’s first demonic possession
It was in 1953 when the name Clarita Villanueva became the talk of the town. It was splashed in newspapers especially about her alleged demonic possession. Different accounts told of her supposed demonic possession while she was in jail.
The story of 17-year-old Clarita—the first reported demonic possession in Asia—is the inspiration behind the film Clarita that has already grossed over P70-million as of June 27.
The film focuses on the puzzling occurrence when Clarita was incarcerated. The character is played by Jodi Sta. Maria in the film and it shows how Clarita’s faith and those of the people who tried to help her were tested because of the obstacles they had to overcome.
Derick Cabrido studied the records of Villanueva’s case before he filmed her supposed possession. Clarita, a probinsyana, traveled to Manila to look for her father, but, due to some unfortunate incidents, she landed in jail.
In her detention cell, she started manifesting what others thought were signs of demonic possession. While it was suspected that the possessions started even before her incarceration, it became more haunting when she was already behind bars.
Clarita is also screening in Paris (July 14), July 26 in the U.S., 28 July in Dublin, Ireland; and Aug.4 in Oslo, Norway.
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Ariella Arida’s solution for dark spots on her skin
If you’re one that immediately develops dark spots on your skin when you go under the sun even for just a short period, then take Ariella Arida’s advice: take CosmoSkin Grape Seed Extract Dark Spot Corrector.
Says the former Miss Universe Philippines representative (2012) where she ended up as 3rd runner up, “I don’t have the fairest of complexions, but it doesn’t mean that I won’t have dark spots. I love the outdoors. I love the beach, I like doing things under the sun, so the risk of having dark spots is always there. Thank God for CosmoSkin GSE Dark Spot Corrector, the risk is minimized.”
Ariella has been signed by business partners Nino Bautista and John Redentor Gatus of Bargn Farmacuetici Philippines Company (BFC) to be the face of the new product. Ariella is the lead ambassador of the #nofilter campaign of the pharma company.
Says Bautista who founded the company, “Ariella best represent the market the product is addressing. Especially among Filipinos who love to go under the sun, go on holidays at beach resorts where they soak the sand and sea, like Ariella, CosmoSkin GSE will be their best companion to make sure that their selfies and IG photos are still #nofilter, which means you don’t need an app to “beautify” yourself in photos.”
The “No Filter” campaign seeks to promote natural healthy beauty through the use of supplements that make use of natural ingredients like Cosmo Skin Grape Seed Extract (GSE).
Bautista admits that these are only secondary to what they want to achieve for the millions of Filipinos who use their products.