Top Kapuso Stars

The top Kapuso stars on GMA who continue to lead the pack and leave others to follow in their footsteps.

Dingdong Dantes
His name is most recognized for his roles as the iconic tall and heroic male lead star in both movies and TV shows. But who would have imagined he could evolve into such a star from a teen idol of a bubblegum Saturday afternoon series? We have watched Dingdong Dantes grow into a certifiable actor with a sexy charm nonetheless. The handsome actor’s reputation has not gone unnoticed by Hollywood, when he was included in a popular entertainment show’s list of sexiest actors around the world. Dingdong still has prowess to show, which can lead him to bigger plum roles.

See the Dingdong Dantes Experience

Richard Gutierrez
Half of showbiz twins, heir to his father’s matinee idol legacy, brother to an actress and former beauty queen and son to a formidable mother-cum-manager. These descriptions prove that Richard Gutierrez has his whole family supporting his success carved from working on television’s biggest hits. Richard has demonstrated his mettle in various genres, be it action or romance, and he still has not seen all his dreams coming true yet. Recently, he has started to show interest in eco-friendly pursuits, making him a Superman of sorts, saving the world from mediocrity with his exemplary work.

See Richard Gutierrez hosting Planet Philippines, one of the most thought-provoking and comprehensive environmental documentaries ever seen on local television.

Marian Rivera
Marian’s entry into lead-star status came via a retelling of a classic Mexican telenovela. From then on, the local Marimar star caught the hearts of thousands of fans with her patrician features and winsome smile. She can be very feisty too and does not believe that show business entails putting on a fake façade. Marian Rivera has made it big through a combination of her extraordinary presence and the aplomb of a born superstar. We can see that there will be more fireworks in the years to come as Marian continues her reign.

See Marian Rivera’s Dance Hits

Heart Evangelista
With a name that speaks well about her network allegiance, Heart Evangelista has resurfaced from an unfortunate episode of personal dramas and back into the limelight. No longer keen on carrying a cutie demeanor onscreen, she left behind a painful past to concentrate on her acting and reap the rewards. Heart knows the heart of the matter, and that is to stay true to her path as an actress who has more than just a pretty face to show.

See Jackie (Heart) as the campus queen, rich and beautiful in My First Romance

Regine Velasquez
Recently witnessing her own fairytale ending, Regine Velasquez fully deserves the enormous adulation. Regine warmly receives the support given to her by both fans and peers in the industry. Through it all, she has remained humble and helpful to other artists who want to be like her. A pioneering force among singers, Regine is not yet ready to bestow her title to the next generation. We would not want her to, anyways. No other performer can hold a candle to her all-around vocal power and diva-like presence.

see Regine’s music collection

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Top Five Kontrabidas You Love to Hate

With their wardrobe quirks and catchy one-liners, lady villains have conquered the world of teleserye on the small screen. Some of us find much amusement in watching the kontrabida and the female protagonist battle it out, whether through piercing stares or sharp-witted dialogues.

Oftentimes, it is the villain who becomes more popular and well-loved. Let’s face it: Kontrabidas know how to harness power over a person and to manipulate their way around sticky situations. Thus, viewers are captivated by her ominous charm, and they can’t help but love her! So who are the most famous kontrabidas on TV you can’t get enough of? Here are a few notable ladies:

Victoria Valera in Magkaribal

Gretchen Barretto played the role of vengeful designer Victoria Valera to the hilt in Magkaribal, promising a knock-out catfight wearing no less than red stilettos. One of the objects of her abominable antics was a fledgling designer who, in true teleserye fashion, turned out to be her long-lost younger sister. Fans were kept glued to their TV sets, awaiting what would be Victoria’s most memorable lines for the episode.

Ingrid Garcia in Tayong Dalawa

Here’s one villain who’d rather be caught dead than succumb to wardrobe malfunction. Ingrid Garcia, played by Agot Isidro, was the nefarious mother of one of the two young male lead characters in Tayong Dalawa. Ingrid was always dressed for her daily habit of making life miserable for the son her husband had with another woman. And with a more evil mother on her side, Ingrid became hell-bent in protecting her own son as the sole heir to the family’s riches.

Angelika Santibañez in Marimar

One of the most celebrated Mexican telenovelas was rendered on local television and it brought to light the rivalry between Marian Rivera and Katrina Halili. In Marimar, Katrina Halili showed off her kontrabida acting prowess as Angelika Santibañez, with much conviction and aplomb.

Patricia Aragon in Dahil May Isang Ikaw

Chin Chin Gutierrez is fast becoming an infamous villain on TV. As Patricia Aragon in Dahil May Isang Ikaw, she employs all means of hiding the truth by weaving lies and manipulating people to keep her husband away from his real daughter and the woman he truly loved.

Eunice in Stairway to Heaven

Glaiza de Castro can throw a sharp dagger merely with her intense stare, which she did on a regular basis as Eunice on Stairway to Heaven. The local version of the classic Korean drama series brought Eunice into the spotlight with her penchant for breaking the bond between Jodi and Cholo.

Whether you love them, hate them or love to hate them, viewers just cannot seem to get enough of these leading lady villains who steal the scene every time they come on the screen. Sometimes they play the perfect nemesis for the good girls they rival, encouraging us to hope that good prevails, but sometimes we root for these bad girls of television and secretly love their imperfect characters and slightly evil ways. Either way, we know we can always count on the kontrabidas to keep things interesting!

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The 2009 KabayanCentral Christmas Giveaway Promo

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Dance Battle Audition – Rhian Ramos

Dance Battle Audition Philippines

Category DANCE
Label Universal
Artist Rhian Ramos
  • You (Music Video)
  • You
  • Sweetie
  • Funky Town
  • Can’t Let Go
  • 1-2 Fiesta
  • Feel The Night
  • Disco Groove
  • Canon Groove
  • Blackout House
  • Night
  • DJ Euro Mix
  • Euro 2005
  • 3254 Techno Party
  • Driving At Night
  • Dance Dance

Buy CD here: Dance Battle

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The Christmas Album – Claire de la Fuente

The Christmas Album Repackaged (Claire)

Category CHRISTMAS
Label Viva
Artist Claire dela Fuente
  • The Christmas Song
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Sa Pagdating Ng Pasko
  • White Christmas
  • O Holy Night
  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  • Kahit Ilang Pasko
  • Mary’s Boy Child
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • Sana Sa Paskong Ito
  • Youre All I Want For Christmas
  • Silent Night

Buy CD here: The Christmas Album

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