Category Archives: Entertainment

GMA7, PTV4 Launch New Joint Talk Show

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Now that ABS-CBN is off the air, we are seeing more broadcasting partnerships between the government and the private sector. We win as one. We heal as one. We broadcast as one.

On Friday. GMA7 and PTV4 launched the first of a series of joint broadcasts with a new talk show titled “Wowowee and Harry Roque.”  It is co-hosted by the Presidential Spokesperson and variety show personality Willie Revillame.

Roque will take on the role of comedian while Revillame will act as the serious government comminications person.

The new show airs weekdays at noon. Next week’s guest line-up includes Angel Locsin, Maria Ressa, NEDA Acting Chief Karl Chua and Senate President Tito Sotto.

‘Ang Probinsyano’ Moves To TV 5, Gets New Title

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – After weeks of intense negotiations among TV executives and producers, FPJ’S “Ang Probinsyano” is moving from the defunct ABS-CBN  to TV 5.

The announcement all but kills speculation that the long-running teleserye which stars Coco Martin is finally coming to an end.

The continuing prime time series on TV 5 will, however, be given a new title, “Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa,” inspired by Senator Bong Go’s repatriation program of the same name.

Long live, Cardo!

 

Karen Davila Accused Of Political Bias

QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Karen Davila, news anchor for the now defunct ABS-CBN Broadcasting network, likes to think of herself as the Philippines’ female version of BBC’s Stephen Sackur, always ready with her hard-hitting questions of her guests. She has interviewed top politicians, celebrities and controversial personalities, among them Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto and Senator and champion boxer Manny Pacquiao.

But now, Davila is being accused of political bias after she interviewed Vilma Santos, Representative for the Lone District of  Lipa, Bagangas regarding her Congressional vote to grant ABS-CBN a new franchise.

Critics reminded Davila that she should always present both sides of any news story or controversy which she failed to do when she gave Santos air time (via Internet) to explain her vote.

Davila received a strongly-worded protest-letter from the Noranians, demanding that their idol and Vilma Santos’ onscreen nemesis — Nora Aunor — be given equal time on her program.

The Adobo Chronicles caught up with Davila at the parking lot of ABS-CBN’s Mother Ignacia compound and we asked her for her reaction to the letter.

She said she already sent a text to Aunor inviting her to a guest on one of her future shows.