‘Carmela’ premieres today on GMA telebabad

GMA Network presents starting today another original drama series that promises to steal the televiewers’ hearts – “Carmela: Ang Pinakamagandang Babae Sa Mundong Ibabaw.”

Starring Primetime Queen Marian Rivera and “Crush ng Bayan” Alden Richards, the soap opera is megged by the awarded Dominic Zapata, the man behind the groundbreaking GMA-7 series “My Husband’s Lover.”

[caption id="attachment_84872" align="aligncenter" width="599"] The cast of ‘Carmela’ led by Marian Rivera and Alden Richards (center) along with director Dominic Zapata (extreme left)[/caption]

In the series, Marian plays the complex Carmela, a beautiful woman who had gone through a lot in life. With her beauty, she is judged not only by other people but also by people close to her. When Carmela falls in love with a man who despises her mother, she is forced to make heart-wrenching decisions.

The multifaceted actress is very excited with her latest TV endeavor.

“Kakaibang Marian Rivera ang mapapanood ng viewers bilang si Carmela. Very excited ako sa role ko rito dahil masasabi ko na isa ito sa pinakamahirap na dramas na gagawin ko. Siguradong mapapamahal sa viewers si Carmela. Kaya nagpapasalamat ako sa GMA dahil ipinagkaloob nila sa akin ang magandang proyektong ito,” says Marian.

Viewers should also look forward to the fresh and interesting tandem of Marian and Alden.

Director Dominic said: “I like it that they are being paired together for the first time because as artists they are forced to bring something new to the table. And being the consummate professionals that they are, I am sure they welcome both the opportunity to showcase their acting dexterity in the challenge to help create new characters na mamahalin ng viewers.”

Alden plays the role of Yago, the handsome and smart grandson of Fernando (Roi Vinzon) and Fides (Ms. Laurice Guillen). Yago’s only wish is to find someone who will love and accept him for who he is despite his flaws and insecurities. His perspective will completely change when he meets Carmela who will show him a different view about life and love.

Also in the cast of “Carmela” are Agot Isidro, Raymond Bagatsing, Jennica Garcia, Rochelle Pangilinan, Freddie Webb, Eva Darren, Krystal Reyes, Ana Feleo and RJ Padilla.

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[caption id="attachment_84871" align="alignleft" width="300"] Nora Aunor, Megan Young and Chot Reyes[/caption]

TV5 Artists Receive ‘People Of The Year’ Award

Some of TV5’s brightest personalities were honored recently for their achievements in their respective fields during People Asia’s People of the Year Awards 2014.

Representing the Kapatid Network in this year’s much-awaited awards night were veteran actress Nora Aunor, Smart Gilas Pilipinas coach and Sports5 Head Chot Reyes, and Miss World 2013 Megan Young.

Superstar Nora Aunor was honored by People Asia for her world-class talent and celebrated career. She will soon star in the light drama-comedy musical “Trenderas.”

Coach Chot Reyes was recognized for leading the Smart Gilas Pilipinas to a Silver Medal finish in the FIBA Asia Championships 2013.

Miss World 2013 Megan Young was honored for putting the country in the spotlight by winning the elusive Miss World crown. Megan starred in two of TV5’s primetime series, “Misibis Bay” and “Never Say Goodbye.”

People Asia’s People of the Year Awards 2014, which has been honoring outstanding individuals annually since 2004, was attended by President Benigno S. Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay.

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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, Jan. 27, go to Willie Revillame, Dina Bonnevie, Tony Mabesa, San Diego-based realtor Edith Naldo Ricketts, Marites Revilla Araneta, Odette Guillermo, Ramon Orlina, Don Escudero, Beth Flake Jose, Linda Manalo, Valerie Antonette Tapallam, Engr. Melito Ligon Darwin, Zaldy Dela Cruz, Alex Lim, Danilo dela Cruz Garque, Nimia Gabriel, glass sculptor Ramon Gahol Orlina, Jercelyn Kyee G. Juan, and Alfredo E. Gerilla of Tagum City… Happy wedding anniversary to Drs. Manny and Pie Calayan…