Sotto Back To Family Sitcom Via ‘Vampire Ang Daddy Ko’

Kapuso executives Atty. Felipe Gozon, Gilberto Duavit Jr., and Atty. Annette Gozon-Abrogar all have expressed pride and delight over top notch comedian Vic Sotto's return to family sitcom.

"Sigurado, patatawanin na naman tayo ni Vic and his group through their new show. We are glad to welcome him back."

Vic, who is heir apparent to the throne vacated by the late King of Comedy Dolphy, topbills "Vampire Ang Daddy Ko," which premieres today, March 9, after "Kap's Amazing Stories," on GMA-7.

"Actually, matagal na namin plinano ito but I was busy with others things. Last year, after brainstorming with Bibeth Orteza (the writer and director), I sat down with the GMA bosses to discuss it. I'm glad wala naman naging problema sa negotiation namin, kasi may pinagsamahan namin kami."

Interestingly, Vic is not the "daddy" in the series but his son, Oyo, who said during the presscon of the sitcom "I feel awkward nga every time na tawagin ko si Daddy na 'anak' kasi ako ang anak niya in real life and in our past outings together like on 'Okay Ka Fairy Ko,' I've always played his son, tapos ngayon anak ko siya," Oyo Boy said, chuckling.

Kristine Hermosa, Oyo's wife with whom he has a one-year and two month old daughter, plays Vic's wife and Oyo's mother in both the TV and movie versions of "Okay Ka Fairy Ko."

"Vampire Ang Daddy Ko" is an original family sitcom produced by GMA Network and M-Zet Productions. Oyo plays Vlad, a semi-retired vampire who married a human, Sonya, who is portrayed by Pilita Corrales and Jackie Lou Blanco. They have two sons, Vad and Victorio (Vic). But unlike his missing older brother Vad, Victorio is not a vampire although his father keeps on tempting him with pig's blood.

Also in the cast is Glaiza de Castro who's getting raves for her kontrabida role in the top rating Pinoy adaptation of the Koreanovela "Temptation Of Wife," and if she's excited about the project it's because "I get to showcase my comic side," she said. "It's my first time to be in a sitcom and I feel so honored that I'm finally working with Bossing Vic."

Completing the cast are Bea Binene, Derrick Monasterio, Jimmy Santos, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Anjo Yllana, Jin Ri Park, Jinky Oda and Sef Cadayona.

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29TH Star Awards For Movies

The 29th Star Awards for Movies, an annual project of the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) headed by Fernan de Guzman, will be held tomorrow, March 10, at the AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo. It is produced by Airtime Marketing, Inc. headed by Ms. Tessie Celestino-Howard. Telecast will be on March 17 at 10:45 p.m. on ABS-CBN's "Sunday's Best."

The 29th PMPC Star Awards for Movies 2013, as in years past, promises not only an eventful night for the roster of nominees and would-be awardees in film achievement for the year 2012, both in the "mainstream" and "indie" categories, but also a showcase of Filipino talent in awesome production numbers.

The opening musical number will be rendered by singing champions Erik Santos, Jed Madela, and Angeline Quinto. Other performers are Karylle, Zia Quizon and Cristine Reyes. Toni Gonzaga will render the finale musical number.

Special awards will be given to living legends in Philippine Cinema, including actor-politician, Sen. Lito Lapid,who will receive the First Nora Aunor Ulirang Artista Lifetime Achievement Award; and multi-award-winning cinematographer (Director of Photography), Romeo "Mang Romy" Vitug, as this year's Ulirang Alagad ng Pelikula sa Likod ng Kamera awardee.

The Superstar, Ms. Nora Aunor, has committed herself to grace the occasion.

The evening's program hosts are Piolo Pascual, Kim Chiu, and Ms. Iza Calzado.

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TV5's 'Sine Ko 5ingko'

TV5's "Sine Ko 5ingko" will treat Pinoy viewers to a string of hit films everyday. It opens with a double monster feature this weekend, with "King Kong" today at 2:30 p.m. and "Godzilla" tomorrow at 8:30 p.m.

These weekend features aren't the only big Hollywood movies that Filipino TV viewers can look forward to on "Sine Ko 5ingko." On weekdays, they can catch movies at 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Two of the movies to watch this month are "The Grown Ups" and "You Don't Mess with the Zohan," which will both air on Philippine free TV first on TV5. They can also look forward to the Liam Neeson-starrer "Taken" and Dennis Rodman's launching movie "Simon Sez." Also not to be missed are the localized versions of "Sherlock Holmes," "Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant," and "Journey to the Center of the Earth."

"Sine Ko 5ingko's" double weekend features also make staying at home with the family more worthwhile. On Saturdays, they can catch films like "Charlie's Angels," "Constantine" and "Ultraviolet" at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. On Sundays, viewers can have thrice the fun with animated favorites "Madagascar" and "Monster House" and action flicks "Hancock" and "Hellboy: The Golden Army" at 1p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. Viewers can also look forward to the Philippine free TV premiere of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" on Easter Sunday.

Pinoy movie fanatics can finally catch recent Hollywood hits for free on local TV. Expect a sizzling summer as "Sine Ko 5ingko's" awesome lineup of blockbusters makes staying in more exciting and entertaining for the entire family.

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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, March 9, go to Rosemarie Gil, Nonong "Dero" Pedero, Dr. Avelino P. Aventura, Arielle Matias Pizarro, Atty. Zeny Alcantara, Peachy Buan, Queenie B. Naidas, Michael Jay Foz, Iris Brillon, Virgilio Almario, Pat Pecache, Philip Cuazon Sr., Ida Bata, Agnes Bantugan, Bro. Ernie Sanchez of DWIZ's Pari Ko, Angeli Gonzales of Star Magic, MB's Amyline Quien Ching, and Dr. Rebecca Singson of Makati Med and Asian Hospital & Medical Center... Happy wedding anniversary to Levy and Irene Banag...

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