GMA Pinoy TV Showcases Special Lenten Programs

GMA International, through its flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV, commemorates Lent with a series of special drama features and movies that capture the essence of the season.

Allan K, Gladys Reyes, and Julia Clarete in “Ilaw ng Kahapon” (Photo credit: Eat Bulaga Facebook page)

Beginning Holy Monday (April 14), the EB Dabarkads draw inspiration from true to life stories in Eat Bulaga’s Lenten Drama specials starting with Karugtong ng Puso featuring Tito Sotto, Paolo Ballesteros, Susan Roces and Ehra Madrigal, followed by Ilaw ng Kahapon starring Julia Clarete, Dennis Trillo, Gladys Reyes, Allan K, Perla Bautista, Sandy Talag and Rez Cortez.
Maricel Soriano with Pia Guanio, Isabelle Daza, Keempee de Leon and BJ Forbes in “Kulungang Kanlungan” (Photo credit: Eat Bulaga Facebook page)

On Holy Tuesday (April 15), Joey De Leon, Michael V., Wally Bayola, Joyce Pring, Assunta de Rossi, and Bea Binene are featured in Hakbang sa Pangarap, while Diamond Star Maricel Soriano is joined by Pia Guanio, Isabelle Daza, Keempee de Leon and BJ Forbes as they display their acting prowess in Kulungang Kanlungan.

Pauleen Luna in “Anyo ng Pag-ibig” (photo credit: Eat Bulaga Facebook page)

The heartwarming stories continue on Holy Wednesday (April 16) with Pauleen Luna, Ryan Agoncillo, Ruby Rodriguez, Jimmy Santos, and Valerie Weigmann topbilling Anyo ng Pag-ibig, and Vic Sotto, Anjo Yllana, Jose Manalo, Erika Padilla and Ryzza Mae Dizon delivering heart-wrenching performances in Pangalawang Bukas.

From Maundy Thursday (April 17) to Black Saturday (April 19), GMA Pinoy TV will showcase some of the best Filipino film titles on GMA Pinoy Blockbuster.

On Maundy Thursday, witness a modern-day Magdalene story with Santa Santita, whose lead characters struggle with their faith in light of their promiscuous occupations.

In Mourning Girls, featuring Glydel Mercado, Ricky Davao and Chin-chin Guttierez, the life of Lupita (Mercado) takes an unexpected turn upon the death of her husband (Davao) as three other women show up to his funeral claiming inheritance rights.

The third movie offering for Maundy Thursday is a tale of true love that transcends different lifetimes as shown in Eternity, starring Dingdong Dantes, Iza Calzado, Jennylyn Mercado and Mark Herras.

Meanwhile, the classic films Mga Mata ni Anghelita, starring the late Julie Vega with an all-star cast, and God’s Little Children, featuring Sunshine Dizon, Strawberry, and Daria Ramirez will be shown on Good Friday (April 18).

Then, three close friends, who started as DJs in the 60s, realize their dream of visiting the holy land and retracing the steps of Jesus Christ in Banal na Lakbay Sa Yakap ni Hesukristo. Multi-awarded TV and radio anchor and GMA Network Consultant for Radio Operations Mike Enriquez, TV host and actor Joey de Leon and radio DJ and concert promoter Danee Samonte a.k.a Steve O’ Neal take Kapuso viewers along on their journey to Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana, and Jerusalem as they participate in religious rituals. Alternately, all 3 friends will carry a cross as they retrace Jesus’ journey in the Stations of the Cross. This will be followed by the Siyete Palabras (Seven Last Words).
 On Black Saturday, distinguished industry veterans will deliver meaningful performances in Ano Ang Kulay ng Mukha ng Diyos, topbilled by veteran actors Gina Alajar, Michael de Mesa and Edu Manzano, and Umiyak Pati Langit starring Helen Gamboa, Janice de Belen and Dante Rivero.

Marian Rivera in “Panalangin” (Photo credit: Marian Rivera’s official Facebook fanpage –  “Primetime Queen Marian Rivera”)

And lastly, GMA Pinoy TV presents the GMA Lenten Drama Special Panalangin, starring Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera on Easter Sunday (April 20). The story is centered on Lauren, whose life is derailed by a typhoon that ends the life of her family and her lover. When all hope is lost, she meets a dying girl with a bucket list who makes her realize that life is worth living. 
Experience a truly enriching Lenten season this Holy Week only on GMA Pinoy TV. To know more about Kapuso artists, events and programs, visit the website, Facebook pages,,, and follow the Twitter accounts @GMAPinoyTV and @GMA_LifeTV.

Fil-Ams embrace Filipino culture and identity in FACT 2014

Nov 26, 2014

Filipino-Americans in the US were able to take the exploration of their interests, culture, and identity to the next level through the recently-concluded Filipino Americans Coming Together (FACT) 2014 Conference held at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus last November 7 to 9. Read more

Dennis Trillo leads GMA contingent to Kapusong Pinoy sa Singapore

Nov 26, 2014

GMA Pinoy TV brings its highly anticipated Kapusong Pinoy Concert series to Singapore with Kapuso artists Dennis Trillo, Jonalyn Viray and Betong Sumaya gearing up to delight Pinoy fans in the country on November 30. Read more

GMA Network launches light fantasy drama series More Than Words

Nov 20, 2014

GMA Network have viewers swooning with the newest light-hearted drama series More Than Words, which began airing last November 17 in the US and November 18 in Asia and the Middle East on its flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. Read more

Filipino-American youth discuss immersion opportunities in the Philippines

Nov 19, 2014

Three months after returning from their Filipino-American Youth Leadership Program (FYLPRO) in the Philippines, New York delegates Adette Contreras and Ryan Letada shared their experiences to the Filipino-American youth sector during an Immersion PH-themed Town Hall at the Gallery Lobby of the Philippine Center last November 13, 2014. Read more

Miss Universe Gabriela Isler wants to use her title to help the Philippines

Nov 18, 2014

Reigning Miss Universe Gabriela Isler vowed that she will use her title and continue helping the survivors of super typhoon Haiyan after seeing their plight during her recent trip to Coron, Palawan, one of the provinces hit by the strongest typhoon in recorded history.  Read more

DongYan, Julie Anne are scorching hot in Dubai

Nov 15, 2014

Kapuso Primetime King and Queen Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera and Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose drove fans crazy during the 'Kapusong Pinoy sa Dubai' concert last Nov. 7. See just how crazy it was in these photos. Read more

Nobu, top NY restaurants featured in annual Filipino food showcase

Nov 14, 2014

The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce (PACC), in cooperation with the Philippine Government’s Department of Tourism in New York are set to present the third “Inuman at Pulutan”(drinks and hors d’oeuvres), capitalizing on the success of the first two annual events. Read more

Jersey City shines spotlight on outstanding Fil-Am entrepreneurs

Nov 13, 2014

The Jersey City Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce (JCFACC), in celebration of its 8th anniversary, is conducting the 2014 Entrepreneurs of the Year Awards and Gala to recognize outstanding achievements of business owners. Read more

Fil-Ams in New York to receive Dr. Jose P. Rizal Award

Nov 10, 2014

The Knights of Rizal, New York Chapter is set to confer the Dr. Jose P. Rizal award to Filipino-Americans who believe in in the value of education, arts, and literature in forming man's character. Read more

Ocean City, New Jersey honors Filipino diplomat

Nov 10, 2014

Mayor Jay Gillian of the City of Ocean City, New Jersey issued a Proclamation to honor outgoing Deputy Consul General Zaldy Patron for his key role in the founding of Ocean City’s Annual Tribute to the Philippines. DCG Patron’s six-year tour of duty in New York ended last October 31, 2014. Read more

DongYan Trivia Revealed During Radio Interview in Dubai

Nov 6, 2014

Fans of Kapuso Royal Couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera got a rare dose of trivia concerning their idols during TAG 91.1 FM’s interview with the Kapusong Pinoy sa Dubai headliners last November 5, 2014. Read more

Jam with Julie Anne San Jose in Dubai

Nov 6, 2014

Catch Asia’s Pop Sweetheart with Primetime couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes this Nov. 7. #KapusongPinoyDubai Read more

Dubai, get ready for DongYan!

Nov 5, 2014

(Updated, 9:38 p.m.) Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes, and Julie Anne San Jose were met by excited fans upon arrival in Dubai. Read more

Fil-Ams to come together for 22nd FACT Annual Conference

Nov 4, 2014

Filipino-Americans are set to exchange stories and explore their interests, culture, and identity as a rising generation in the 22nd Filipino Americans Coming Together (FACT) Conference this November 7 to November 9 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read more

Before Dingdong Dantes weds...

Nov 4, 2014

The Primetime King expects your company in Dubai on Nov. 7.  #KapusongPinoyDubai Read more


San Francisco PCG attends the annual Filipino Catholic Ministry Gala

Oct 31, 2014

Consul General Henry S. Bensurto, Jr. and his spouse, Mrs. Mariza Bensurto, attended the Annual Filipino Catholic Ministry of San Francisco Gala in South San Francisco last October 19. Read more

Annual parol-making workshops in New York & New Jersey

Oct 31, 2014

The Filipino School of New York & New Jersey is proud to announce its 4th annual parol-making workshop.  This will be the first year that the school will be offering a series ofworkshops in multiple locations throughout New York and New Jersey.   Read more

Royally meant to be with Marian

Oct 31, 2014

Samahan sina Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes at Julie Anne San Jose sa isang gabi ng sayawan, kantahan at tuwa sa Dubai.  #KapusongPinoyDubai Read more