Dennis Trillo wins big in Seoul International Drama Awards

Known in his studio as the Drama King, Dennis Trillo bagged the Asian Star Prize in Seoul International Drama Awards in South Korea. The award recognized and rewarded an Asian talent widely beloved by the Korean audience. To date, Dennis is the first ever-Filipino actor to receive the award.

In his acceptance speech, Trillo said, “I would like to thank the Seoul International Drama Awards for this honor and recognition. This is very special to me because it was given by the Korean people who are very well known in creating the best dramas in the world,” Trillo said. “In the Philippines, we also do our best in trying to create quality programs for the Filipino audience. This award will continue to inspire me in honing my craft as a dramatic actor. I also would like to share this award with my home network, GMA-7, to my family, to my loved ones, to all the Filipinos and all my supporters. Thank you very much! Kamsahamnida! To God be the glory! Mabuhay ang mga Pilipino!”

Dennis Trillo
Seoul International Drama Awards is a festival that brings together all professionals in the field of TV drama production and media industry and global audiences who enjoy television dramas. Organized by Seoul Drama Awards Organizing Committee and Korean Broadcasters Association, it strives to achieve the following goals: continuous development of the Korean Wave, promotion of healthy participation in festivals and vitalization of tourism in Seoul.

The Ministry of Culture, Seoul Metropolitan Government, KBS, MBC, SBS, EBS, Corea Drama Production Association, Korean TV & Radio Writers Association and Korean TV Drama Producers Association support the awards. The Seoul International Drama Awards Ceremonies is broadcast live on KBS 2TV.

Dennis Trillo topbilled the series Juan Happy Love Story with Philippine TV’s Sweetheart Heart Evangelista. The series concluded its run a week ago.


The search is on for talented young teens that will be in the next Pinoy boy band to captivate the nation. It is ABS-CBN’s newest talent-reality search called Pinoy Boyband Superstar and starts airing tomorrow night.

Even its creator Simon Cowell is excited for the premiere of the Philippine adaptation of La Banda, the talent-reality search he created  along with Ricky Martin.

Simon Cowell invites Filipinos to watch Pinoy Boyband Superstar
Simon, the man behind the success of One Direction and Westlife, is considered an authority in creating and making globally popular boy bands.

“I’m so excited La Banda is coming to the Philippines. You are going to love Pinoy Boyband Superstar. Watch it exclusively on ABS-CBN,” said Simon in his invitation to Filipinos to watch the show.

In Pinoy Boyband Superstar, aspiring singing heartthrobs aged 14 and above with charm, singing talent, and great personality will get the chance to make their dreams come true by being a part of a five-member boy band.

Leading the search for the “ultimate Pinoy boy band” are the superstar judges composed of the phenomenal box-office superstar Vice Ganda, international K-pop sensation Sandara Park, pop-rock superstar Yeng Constantino, and original heartthrob Aga Muhlach. They will decide on the fate of aspiring band members in the competition.

An ear for an act: ‘Pinoy Boyband Superstar’ judges, from left to right, Aga Muhlach, Sandara Park, Yeng Constantino and Vice Ganda must judge the boyband hopefuls by the way they sound and perform onstage
Before facing the superstar judges, the aspiring boy band members have to woo 500 female fans and impress them with their sheer looks, talent, charisma, personality, and tricks.

To move on to the next round, they have to get a score of 75 percent or higher from the all-female audience. But aspirants who will score lower may be given a second chance by the superstar judges if they see potential in him.

The boy band journey continues when the aspiring heartthrobs face the judges and try to impress them not only with their looks but also with their singing prowess. Three or four votes from the superstar judges would mean that they are qualified to the next level of the competition.

What characteristics do the superstar judges look for in forming the next Pinoy boyband? What tricks will the first batch of aspirants use to captivate the superstar judges and fans?

Pinoy Boyband Superstar is hosted by Billy Crawford who will serve as the ‘ultimate kuya’ that will guide the aspirants using his talent and experiences in the local and international music scene.

Don’t miss the journey of aspiring boyband members as they make their dreams come true in “Pinoy Boyband Superstar,” which starts this Saturday (Sept. 10) on ABS-CBN. For updates, visit, like on Facebook, and follow @BoybandPH on Twitter.


When plastic surgeries go bad, it may not only destroy someone physically, it may even destroy a person’s life. 

Julius Babao tries to bring back hope in the life of Ellowe Alviso in a new episode of Mission Possible today.

Julius Babao tries to help Ellowe Alviso move on and fix his plastic surgery gone awry in the new episode of Mission Possible
Ellowe worked previously as a model and sometimes as an extra, making good use of his looks to help his family out. He decided to have his nose and chin fixed for P500.00 to enhance his looks for a better shot at reaching his showbiz dream. It however became all for naught as the implants used deteriorated and making him look like a mess. 

These days, Ellowe spends time in his family’s bakery while going to the park in Halloween costume to earn money to get his nose and chin fixed. 

Get to know Ellowe more and watch how Julius Babao and Shimmian Manila Surgicenter help the young man, 9:30 tonight on DZMM Teleradyo (available on SKYcable ch. 26 and ABS-CBN TVplus) and after Bandila on ABS-CBN and  ABS-CBN HD (SKYCable ch 167).

Topics: Dennis Trillo , Asian Star Prize , Seoul International Drama Awards , Juan Happy Love Story , Heart Evangelista , Pinoy Boyband Superstar , Simon Cowell , Ricky Martin , One Direction , Westlife , Vice Ganda , Yeng Constantino , Sandara Park , Aga Muhlach , Billy Crawf
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