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Throwback: ABS-CBN shows that changed the teleserye game

Mar 03, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Which show was the most iconic?

Iconic 'kontrabida' moments from ABS-CBN teleseryes

Feb 20, 2020 - 12:30 PM

From Selina Matias' bone-chilling evil laugh to Claudia Buenavista's face-slapping – here are some of the small-screen villain moments that have etched themselves into our TV-viewer nightmares

KONTRABIDAS. ABS-CBN teleseryes have given viewers some of the most iconic villains in Filipino TV history. Screenshots from and

Nadine Lustre, Julia Montes to star in new teleserye 'Burado'

Feb 10, 2020 - 10:25 PM

The two stars reunite with Paulo Avelino in the show

WATCH: Julia Montes fights for son's survival in '24/7' trailer

Feb 02, 2020 - 1:45 PM

Julia plays a security guard who will do anything to have her son cured of a mysterious virus

LOOK: Photos of Julia Montes, cast of upcoming teleserye '24/7'

Jan 31, 2020 - 12:20 PM

The show is set to air in February

'Kinikilig Ako': LizQuen fans praise tandem in 'Make It With You'

Jan 14, 2020 - 8:00 AM

#LetsMakeItWithYou trends on social media during the show's pilot episode

What you need to know about 'FPJ's Ang Probinsyano'

Nov 18, 2018 - 9:38 PM

What's the long-running show all about?

6 things you should know about JoshLia's teleserye 'Ngayon at Kailanman'

Aug 19, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Get ready for kilig and drama from Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto

ABS-CBN, CHED, IP groups reach agreement on the use of the word 'Bagani'

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Both parties have come to the agreement that the use of 'Bagani' was in good faith

NCIP to ABS-CBN: 'Immediately rectify' portrayal of Bagani in teleserye

Mar 07, 2018 - 11:18 AM

'The TV fantasy show distorts, misleads, and confuses rather than educates the Filipino TV viewers on the indigenous concept and term Bagani,' says National Commission on Indigenous Peoples chairperson Leonor Oralde-Quintayo

‘Black Panther’ is a lesson on how to reclaim native culture via the mainstream

Feb 19, 2018 - 6:44 PM

‘Black Panther’ sends an empowering message on postcolonialism

La Luna Sangre, My Ex and Whys most tweeted Filipino show, movie of 2017

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:26 PM

Does your favorite teleserye and movie make it to the list?

7 PH soap operas that made waves in Southeast Asia

Nov 14, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Filipino teleseryes have also become popular among our ASEAN neighbors

Teleseryes, social media, and other platforms for disaster preparedness

Jul 07, 2017 - 3:47 PM

If the media you re already consuming starts to address these issues you re going to start to perk up and pay attention because role models in TV can also be role models in real life says Bambike founder Bryan McClelland

Day 1 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 6, 2017.

KathNiel tops Filipino children's favorite TV stars – study

Dec 10, 2015 - 3:45 PM

At the time of the survey the movie Crazy Beautiful You featuring Bernardo and Padilla – collectively known as KathNiel – was recently shown in Philippine cinemas

Good or bad? Most Filipino children glued to teleseryes

Dec 10, 2015 - 11:56 AM

The National Council for Children s Television urges media companies to produce more TV programs sensitive to the developmental needs of a child

CHILDREN AND TELEVISION. A recent study reveals most children watch television during prime time (5 pm to 10 pm) and prefer watching teleseryes. File photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

#PugadBaboy: Loveteam formula

Nov 07, 2015 - 5:00 AM

The trouble with Filipino fanaticism

Oct 01, 2015 - 8:00 AM

When a large group acts in unison with only a few of its members being truly informed such movements are easy to manipulate and abuse

Bea Alonzo returns to TV with new drama series

Jun 16, 2014 - 3:16 PM

The actress said that she is humbled by the title Queen of All Movies and talks more about her newest soap

Anne Curtis, Bea Alonzo star in new soaps

Jan 10, 2014 - 12:14 AM

Soon on primetime: Anne Curtis as Dyesebel and Bea Alonzo as a mystery woman

DYESEBEL. Anne Curtis says playing the iconic role is a dream come true. Rappler file Photo

'Genesis': Large-scale teleserye

Oct 19, 2013 - 11:20 PM

GMA series offers a mixed genre of drama romance science fiction and disaster and fast storytelling

TEMPLATE. Dingdong Dantes as upright, romantic hero. Photo from the show's Facebook

Dingdong Dantes back in teleserye action

Oct 13, 2013 - 5:48 PM

GMA 7 serye Genesis promises full scale high drama in apocalyptic politically charged setting

HIGH DRAMA. Dingdong steps into 'Genesis' action. Photo from the Facebook of The Official Dongyanatics

Lawmaker wants English subtitles for PH TV, movies

Oct 06, 2013 - 7:11 PM

Cebu Rep Gullas: If we can dub foreign telenovelas we can also put English subtitles in local shows

WITH CONSTITUENTS. Gullas (in red shirt) believes English-subtitled Filipino shows will improve Filipinos' proficiency in the language. Photo from

Coco Martin's new purpose after 'Juan dela Cruz'

Oct 05, 2013 - 4:01 PM

I learned so much from my character especially about helping people says award winning actor

KAPAMILYA STAR. 'I want to be an inspiration to young people.' Photo from his Facebook

Sharon and cast launch 'Madam Chairman'

Oct 05, 2013 - 2:04 PM

Megastar s first teleserye is a tawa serye comic look at barangay level Philippine politics

LAUNCHING 'TAWA SERYE.' Director Joel Lamangan and the Megastar. Photos: Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Enchong Dee gets into character

Sep 28, 2013 - 9:11 PM

Kapamilya star remains challenged by kontrabida role as Muling Buksan ang Puso comes to a head in finale

'HEAD OVER HEELS.' With co-star Julia Montes. Photo from Enchong Dee's Facebook

The beauty of PH in Dingdong

Sep 22, 2013 - 7:50 PM

Kapuso actor cited in travel magazine on a roll in serye and cinema

'CHECK HIM OUT.' Dingdong Dantes is Quezon City 'representative.' Photo from his Facebook

Filipino seryes a hit in Cambodia

Sep 07, 2013 - 8:12 PM

Recently concluded dramas find new following among Cambodia s TV audiences

'STAR IN CAMBODIA.' Marian Rivera in 'Amaya,' an old serye that has found new life in Cambodia. Photo from the show's Facebook

Laurice Guillen back in director's chair

Sep 02, 2013 - 10:07 AM

Actress director whose range includes theater film and soaps to tackle first serye from behind the camera

ACTRESS-DIRECTOR. Guillen as Blanche DuBois in PETA's Filipino adaptation of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (1980). Photo from the Urian Anthology 1970-1979

Christopher de Leon returns to theater

Aug 27, 2013 - 2:17 PM

Multiawarded actor to build up his resume in stage with production of Lorenzo based on Filipino saint

COMEBACK IN MUSIC AND THEATER. The esteemed actor with his wife and fellow actor-singer, Sandy Andolong. Photo from his Facebook

Sharon to launch first serye

Aug 10, 2013 - 4:11 PM

Kapatid Megastar plays kapitana in upcoming tawa serye Madam Chairman

'TAWA SERYE.' Megastar returns to comedy. Photo from the show's Facebook page

Richard, Jodi present the “Heart” of “Be Careful”

Aug 09, 2013 - 8:07 PM

The leads of the noontime serye will present a glimpse of the frenzy behind the show s easy pace

A GLIMPSE INTO THEIR LIVES. Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria. Photo by Allan F. Sancon/ABS-CBN

Teleserye sparks discussions about homosexuality

Jul 30, 2013 - 10:08 PM

A primetime drama tops TV ratings when it tackles a taboo topic on Philippine TV gay relationships

Behind the scenes of GMA's teleserye, My Husband's Lover.

Brocka's 'Maynila': A film that lives

Jul 27, 2013 - 9:43 AM

Maynila sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag still thrives in its critical acclaim almost 40 years after its release

FRANTIC. Bembol Roco in this iconic closing frame. Photo from The Urian Anthology 1970-1979

Pulp fiction, pop lit?

Jul 23, 2013 - 9:39 PM

Beneath this easy entertainment is a complex extension of our society s collective impulses

POP STORIES FOR GROOVY KIDS. But that's a Nick Joaquin title. Photo from the Precious Hearts Romances Facebook page

My Husband’s Lover: Behind the story

Jul 23, 2013 - 3:57 PM

Giselle Tongi Walters traces the serye from concept to production

'LAGKIT' LOOK. Doctolero says 'MHL' will end on a liberated note. Photo from the show's Facebook page

'Serye' without a 'kontrabida'

Jul 20, 2013 - 3:18 PM

And the center of the gay themed My Husband s Lover is a woman

INTIMATE MOMENT. The story is geared up by the discovery of the 'relasyon.' Photo from the Facebook page

'My Husband's Lover': Engaging love story

Jul 01, 2013 - 1:01 PM

The serye that captures the LGBT moment is so yearning in its restraint

WELL-THOUGHT. 'My Husband's Lover' shows that love exists in its myriad forms. Image from the 'My Husband's Lover' Facebook page

Soaps need a lot of soaping

Mar 30, 2013 - 11:56 AM

Cherie Gil talks about improving the soap opera industry and the travails of extras

ON SET. Cherie Gil and Vilma Santos on the set of their new film 'Extra.' Photos courtesy of Cherie Gil