The pilot episode of “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” remake last May 25, 2015 dominated national TV ratings. According to Kantar Media, it earned more than double the national viewership of its rival teleserye. ABS-CBN’s “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” received 34% ratings while GMA’s “Let the Love Begin” only garnered 15% in TV ratings.
Before and after the airing of the premiere episode, “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” topped nationwide and worldwide trends on Twitter.
The pilot episode featured Amor Powers (Jodi Sta. Maria) as narrator. She looks back at her humble beginnings in San Felipe. Her parents worked for Buena Mines. Despite their limited finances, Amor was able to finish elementary and high school as a scholar of the company. She ventured into the food business to support her nursing studies. Amor has long been smitten by Eduardo Buenavista (Ian Veneracion), the company’s heir. They meet by chance when they accidentally get trapped in an elevator. Eduardo, is engaged to Claudia (Angelica Panganiban), the illegitimate daughter of Gov. Enrique Zalameda (Leo Rialp).
Yna Macaspac (Kathryn Bernardo) and Angelo Buenavista (Daniel Padilla) will portray the children of Amor and Claudia. Angelo, the rebellious son of a powerful politician falls in love with Yna, the daughter of a retired policeman. The young lovers are destined to make history repeat itself.
“Pangako Sa “Yo” is directed by Olivia Lamasan, Rory B. Quintos and Dado Lumibao.
Sharon Cuneta disapproves of daughter KC Concepcion’s sexy poses
Sharon Cuneta turned to Facebook to express her disappointment on her daughter’s “too sexy poses”.
The Megastar reacted to a daring photo of KC Concepcion allegedly taken last May 26, 2015 at the backstage of G-Force Dance Recital. When a Facebook user asked for Cuneta’s opinion about the sexy shot, she replied, “I really honestly would rather not say anything.”
“But I also really honestly would have to say I do not like that she has done this and other unnecessary too-sexy poses,” the Megastar added.
In another interview, Concepcion said that they are not perfect.
“You know, we’re mother and daughter… I will love my mom, my mom is my mom forever, so I will love her forever,” Concepcion told Pep.ph.
Concepcion said that she would rather not talk about it to prevent the issue from escalating. She said that she loves her family and she’s very hopeful that they will be able to overcome this current situation in their lives.
Cuneta is dismayed how quick the public has judged her. She said that people should not give careless opinions about other people’s affairs unless they know the whole picture. Cuneta, however, made it clear that the “whole picture” is something that remains private within her family.
The Megastar revealed that her misunderstanding with her daughter is not just because of the sexy poses. “I wish it was only ‘sexy poses’ that started all this. That is all I will say,” Cuneta said but chose not to elaborate.
Heart Evangelista reconciles with parents
Actress Heart Evangelista is grateful for her reconciliation with her parents. The actress revealed that everything went smoothly.
Reynaldo and Cecile Ongpauco recently visited Evangelista at her residence. When Evangelista asked the permission of her father if she can already call her husband Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero to join them, he agreed without hesitation. It was clear at that point that her parents were ready to face Escudero.
Evangelista believes that it was God’s perfect time because everything just went into place. It was light and there was no drama. They just talked and laughed while telling stories. Evangelista also said that her dad and husband even exchanged recipes.
The couple later confirmed plans of renewing their marriage vows in 2016. According to Senator Escudero, it will be a simple ceremony so that Evangelista’s parents can formally witness their union as husband and wife.
Cesar Montano denies rumors that he will be a father again
Actor-Director Cesar Montano, 52 and Miss Philippines Earth 2009 Sandra Seifert, 31 are being linked together but the two have not confirmed the status of their relationship. There have been talks that the actor and former beauty queen have been living together and are now expecting a love child. Montano, however, dismissed rumors that he fathered a child with Seifert.
The actor-director remains mum about the real score between him and Seifert. The rumored couple was spotted watching “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in Burbank, California last May 26. Photos published on Pep.ph shows the two watching the American talk show side by side with other audience members. According to the article, they were also seen together in the training camp of Manny Pacquiao in Los Angeles last April. Montano and Seifert were allegedly seen during the Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight in Las Vegas last May 2, 2015.
Montano reacts to Dolly Anne Carvajal’s column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer published last May 18, 2015 by saying, “Maybe the rumor-monger is the one who’s pregnant.”
Meanwhile, the actor’s ex-wife Sunshine Cruz files a case of violence against minor daughters and child abuse against Montano. Cruz accuses Montano of acting inappropriately in front of their daughters. Notes written by their children state that they saw their father allegedly masturbating while they were in bed watching a movie. The actor denies the accusation and makes a plea to ex-wife not to include their children in their personal rift.
Marian Rivera is five-months pregnant
Marian Rivera withdrew from the upcoming prime time series “The Rich Man’s Daughter” because of her pregnancy. She was replaced by Rhian Ramos.
The “Kapuso Primetime Queen” is now five-months pregnant. She is not working on any soap opera but she’s busy with numerous endorsements and other activities. Rivera is thankful to the Lord because according to her OB-gynecologist she is perfectly fit and having a normal pregnancy. Her doctor encourages her to remain active. She is allowed to swim, do Pilates, engage in water aerobics and treadmill. Rivera said that she eats healthy and maintains discipline. She listens to what her doctor tells her.
The mom-to-be is due this November. She admits being a bit nervous about giving birth. Rivera prefers to have a normal delivery as much as possible. Rivera doesn’t have a gender preference as long as the baby is healthy and normal. According to the actress, whatever the baby’s gender now is OK because she and her husband, Dingdong Dantes are hoping to have more children in the future.
When asked if she is going to quit showbiz after giving birth, the “Kapuso Primetime Queen” said that she doesn’t want to make any final decisions just yet.
“Pero sabi ko nga, kung ano man ang nangyari sa buhay ko na nag-artista ako for 10 years, tapos ang pinakamahaba kong relasyon si Dong, naging asawa ko siya, tapos ngayon buntis ako, so sabi ko nga, kung ang kapalaran mo nasa showbiz, kahit anong mangyari, ‘yan ang kapalaran mo,” Rivera told Pep.ph.
Photos: “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” from Pangako Sa’ Yo Facebook page; Sharon and KC screenshot c/o Youtube; Heart Evangelista screenshot c/o Websta.