Michel is a young technician in the fledgling TV industry and is due for military service in two months at the time of the Algerian War. Juliette and Liliane are inseparable best friends, and aspiring actresses, who hang around outside the TV studio. Michel invites them in to watch, flirts with them both, and dates them separately and together. When Michel goes on a holiday to Corsica, just before he is drafted, the girls follow.
Amidst the chaos of Martial Law in this Third World country in the 1980s, six teenagers in the top high school for the sciences discover themselves as they go through the joys and pains of adolescence. They were the top two hundred students from all over the Philippines who passed the examination for the Philippine Science High School, which was created for the purpose of giving an education highly enriched in the Sciences to exceptionally gifted Filipino children. Selected from the best and brightest from all over the country, they endure college-level courses in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics from their sophomore year onwards. Those who can make it are hailed as the future science and technology leaders of the New Republic, those who don't are deemed unfortunate victims of natural selection. They all learn however that they are neither isolated from the real world, nor are they exempted from living real lives.
Mother gets a visit.
The fourth installment of the hottest video anthology. Featuring the sexiest and most beautiful goddesses from Philippine cinema, in their most memorable and daring roles.
Raya Martin loves old silent films and knows better than anyone how to use old moods and techniques in his own films. You could say that he loves experimental films and that he manages to revitalise the old techniques. Here he looks at boxers, even though we hardly see them.
Documentary profiling the directors involved in the loose Philippine New Wave filmmaking movement.
If to obtain a legacy one must diminish their self, then life, the embodiment of living, must evaporate only to be spread about, felt elsewhere by others, often unknowingly. But not known, is a legacy contested? Goodbye Philippines surveys an undead landscape, textured by phantoms. It is as if this feeling of a legacy regards tradition and cultural custom as memories repossessed by the setting. Here a family less acts and instead sets the scene for departure, in preparation for some entrance, whether it is into a room or a different realm. But is entering here where even the most banal tasks are elucidated and no longer customary, rather made a part of mythology.
Another comedy of errors about a search for a new star for LVN Pictures, then already a major production company at that time. Norma Blancaflor pretends to be rich to join the contest. She and her laundrywoman mother temporarily occupy a rich couple's residence who are currently abroad with their playboy son (Jose Padilla Jr.). Padilla comes home unexpectedly and plays along with the ruse.
Philippines my Philippines (1989) is a feature length documentary about the situation in the Philippines two years after the notionally democratic Cory Aquino replaced the dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the ‘People Power’ revolution of 1986. Touching on the influence and interests of the United States and Australia, it examines the social context and dimensions of the violent conflict between government and big business on one hand and the rural and urban poor (led by the Communist Party of the Philippines and its New People Army) on the other.
American soldiers stranded in the Philippines after the Japanese invasion form guerrilla bands to fight back.
An Army colonel leads a guerrilla campaign against the Japanese in the Philippines.
The Philippines, 1898. Fifty Spanish soldiers arrive in the small village of Baler to rebuild an outpost. Although the war against the Filipinos and their American allies is almost lost, as is the Spanish Empire, the garrison will endure a cruel siege for eleven months. They will be the last to surrender.
The moral courage of an influential few in the Philippines saved the lives of 1,300 Jewish men, women, and children in Nazi Europe in the days leading to World War II.
A World War II veteran returns to the Philippines to boost efforts to recover the remains of American GIs still listed as missing in action.
During the Second World War thousands of women in Asia were forced to work as prostitutes for Japanese soldiers. Some of them were still teenagers. They were raped, often beaten and abused. The Japanese called them “ianfu” or Comfort Women. After the war the survivors struggled to continue with their lives, hiding what many considered to be a “shame”. After having been silent for more than 50 years they have started to tell their stories. Until today, they are waiting for an adequate compensation and official acknowledgment of their victimization. They are in their Eighties and Nineties now and time is running out for them. This intimate, touching film tells the story of nine comfort women in the Philippines and follows their efforts to find justice before they die.
The uplifting story of how a small Asian nation was able to save over 1,300 Jews as they fled the pogroms of Nazi Germany. This is the third film in filmmaker Noel M. Izon's World War II trilogy Forgotten Stories.
The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.
Film critic Tony Rayns interviews Lino Brocka and other prominent Filipino filmmakers.
Philippine Idol was the first version of the Idol series in the Philippines, the 35th country in the world to air a local Idol adaptation and the sixth in Asia. The franchise was first awarded by FremantleMedia, 19 Entertainment and CKX, Inc. to ABC Development Corporation in 2006 and then to GMA Network in 2008. Just like the premise of original show Pop Idol, Philippine Idol aims to find the best singer in the country who can be defined as the "national" singer. Local television personality Ryan Agoncillo hosted the program. Ryan Cayabyab, Pilita Corrales and Francis Magalona were also judges of the show. Agoncillo, Corrales and Magalona auditioned to be part of the program, while Cayabyab was chosen by the program's producers. Meanwhile, actress Heart Evangelista hosted the daily updates program I ♥ Philippine Idol: Exclusive. Composer Mel Villena was the show's musical director. Mau Marcelo, an aspiring singer from Lucena City, defeated two other contenders on the show's Finale to become the first Philippine Idol. FremantleMedia subsequently awarded the franchise to GMA Network and their version of the program was named Pinoy Idol, which does not recognize the results of ABC's franchise.
Philippine Agenda is an eight-part news and public affairs program of the GMA Network about the 2007 Philippine elections hosted by five journalists of GMA Network : Jessica Soho, Mel Tiangco, Vicky Morales, Mike Enriquez and Arnold Clavio. Each episode will tackle issues that the Philippines faces.
Philippine drama is a television form of melodramatic serialized fiction. It is rooted from two words: "tele", which is short for "television," and "serye", a Tagalog term for "series" and "drama" for drama. Teleseryes share some characteristics and have similar roots with classic soap operas and telenovelas, yet the teleserye has evolved into a genre with its own unique characteristics, often working as a reflection of the social realism of the Filipinos. Teleseryes are aired in prime-time five days a week, and often replays during weekends. They attract a broad audience which crosses age and gender lines, and they command the highest advertising rates in Philippine television. They last anywhere from three months to a year, or even longer, depending on its rating. Teleseryes are currently produced by ABS-CBN, GMA Network, and TV5. Some of them are co-produced by TAPE Inc., Dreamscape Entertainment Television, VIVA Entertainment, and Star Cinema. Other forms of Philippine dramas include serials and anthologies, which are usually shown on a weekly basis. These dramas are also intended to air a finite number of episodes usually lasting one season depending on the ratings.
The Philippine Lottery Draw is a television program in the Philippines. Produced by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and it is aired on the People's Television Network since March 8, 1995. The PCSO workforce consists of more than 2,000 employees nationwide.
The Philippine edition of Celebrity Duets is an interactive reality-based singing competition airing on GMA Network jointly hosted by Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez. The show is produced by Fremantle Media and Simon Cowell through Syco Television which also produced the original version in the United States. The series premiered on August 11, 2007.
Survivor Philippines is the Philippine version of the television series Survivor, which was originally based from the show, Expedition Robinson created in 1997 by Charlie Parsons. The series premiered on September 15, 2008 on GMA Network. The show is currently hosted by Richard Gutierrez. The first two seasons were hosted by Paolo Bediones. It is aired by GMA Network on weekday nights during the primetime Telebabad timeslot. Since season 2, it is shown internationally through GMA Pinoy TV except in North America, due to Castaway Television's contract with CBS that prevents other countries' versions of the series to be aired in that region. Like many of its counterparts, the show has a set number of contestants stranded on an isolated area for a pre-determined number of days until one remains and is given the title Pinoy Sole Survivor. Aside from the title, the winner also receives P3,000,000, the largest ever cash prize in the history of Philippine reality game shows. The show's tagline is "Pautakan, Pagalingan, Patatagan", the Filipino translation of the US version's "Outwit, Outplay, Outlast". The show, in general, refers their fans as a "Katribo", which means "tribemate" in English.
The Amazing Race Philippines is a reality game show based on the American series The Amazing Race. It features eleven teams of two with pre-existing relationships, who will vie for the prize of ₱2 million in a race around the Philippines. It premiered on October 29, 2012 and airs every Mondays to Fridays at 9:00 PM and Saturdays at 8:30 PM on TV5 and is hosted by Derek Ramsay. The show is produced by the Australian production company, activeTV, which has also produced The Amazing Race Asia, The Amazing Race Australia, an Israeli version called HaMerotz LaMillion, and the Ukrainian version called Velyki perehony. It is the fifth Asia-Pacific version after The Amazing Race Asia, The Amazing Race Australia, The Amazing Race: China Rush, and The Amazing Race Vietnam.
Newsline Philippines is the flagship weekday newscast of Sonshine Media Network International. The newscast airs every weekday mornings at 7:00am with replays at 11:00am.
IKON Philippines is a reality singing competition which searches for a champion among existing or established artistes rather than among new, unknown starlets as in other such singing competitions. The programme was co-launched with IKON Indonesia and IKON Malaysia in late 2006 as an initiative to search for an artiste who can represent the country in the regional level. The verdict is determined by 70% of jury marks and 30% SMS. Ikon Philippines began its run on Le Pavilion in June 2007, and is hosted by Asia Agcaoili. The final stage was held on 5 August 2007.Vina Morales is the Philippine Representative for Solo Category and Kjwan for Group Category On August 5, 2007, both Vina Morales and Kjwan won the First Ikon Asean in their respective categories. Vina Morales sang Pangako Sa 'Yo, the theme song of the popular drama series of the same name in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia, and Feels so Nice. Kjwan sang Invitation and One Look.
Dateline Philippines is ANC's longest running newscast and focuses on news from the country's more than 7,000 islands gathered by ABS-CBN's 18 regional stations, the most extensive newsgathering group nationwide. Anchored by TJ Manotoc and Gigi Grande on weekdays and by Alvin Elchico, Stanley Palisada and Lia Andanar-Yu on weekends. It airs everyday from 12:00nn to 1:00pm. It talks about the day's top story and entertainment.
Review Philippines is an English language news program produced by GMA Network. The newscast is anchored by veteran newscaster Mike Enriquez who also became the news anchor of the English-language news program GMA Network News. It was first aired on June 2005 over GMA Pinoy TV. The program also began to air on the network's sister station last August 11, 2007. It is aired every Sunday 11:00 to 12 midnight. However, Since 2008 The Program Is No longer shown on Q and GMA Pinoy TV.
Project Runway Philippines is a Philippine adaptation of Project Runway. This reality television series, which aims to find "the next big Filipino fashion designer," is produced by Solar Entertainment Corporation and Unitel Productions. It is shown on ETC Entertainment Central. The show was hosted by model and actress Teresa Herrera during the first two seasons. She was replaced by Filipina fashion legend Tweetie de Leon. Fashion designer Jojie Lloren serves as mentor since the first season while Filipino top model and lifestyle feature writer Apples Aberin and fashion designer Rajo Laurel complete the judging panel. The series is currently in its third season which premiered on March 25, 2012.
The X Factor Philippines is a Filipino television reality music competition, adapted from the original UK series as part of The X Factor franchise, to find new singing talent in the Philippines. The show is hosted by KC Concepcion while the judging panel consists of Charice, Gary Valenciano, Pilita Corrales, and Martin Nievera. It is the first franchise to be adapted in Southeast Asia. KZ Tandingan was proclaimed the winner of the first season, of whom received a cash prize of 4 million pesos including a recording contract from Star Records, ABS-CBN's recording arm.
Philippine Scariest Challenge is a reality based horror/suspense program on TV5 hosted by Jomari Yllana and Cheska Litton that will tackle paranormal situation. It premiered August 22, 2008 and airs every Thursday at 8pm
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines was a reality series based on the American series, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The Philippine television network TV5 was the first in Asia to acquire the rights to produce its own version of the American reality series. A special one week preview of the show, entitled Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines The Road to Make Over began airing on April 9, 2012 before its premiere on Sunday, April 15, 2012. The first season ended in June 17, 2012 having a total of 10 episodes in the entire season. Road to the Makeover is always "Rated PG", However the Main Edition of the series is "Rated G". the different that is depended on that program. It aired every Sunday 8:30 PM. It differs from the American version, having a deadline of more than 7 days.
Philippines’ Next Top Model was a Filipino reality competition broadcast by the Radio Philippines Network where a number of women competed for the title of the country's "next top model". The series was a local version of America's Next Top Model and was won by Grendel Alvarado of Bacolod, who received a modeling representation with Starz People in Hong Kong, an editorial fashion spread in Preview magazine, US$10,000 courtesy of Mane and Tail Shampoo, a P150,000 modeling contract with Saga Events, a one-year local endorsement campaign from L'Oréal Paris, one-year complimentary treatments from Marie France and Facial Care Center, a south sea pearl necklace from Jewelmer, and the title "Jewelmer’s Pearl Ambassador to the World". The international destination for this cycle was Victoria, Hong Kong. The show did not continue for a second series.
The Nickelodeon Philippines Kids' Choice Awards is an annual awards show which brought honors this year's biggest TV and sports personalities voted by kids and teenagers through text and online voting. Nickelodeon, an American cable television network, brought Kids' Choice Awards to the Philippines in an effort to strengthen its presence in Asia. According to Amit Jain, executive Vice-President and managing director of MTV Networks India, China and Southeast Asia, "This is a milestone for Nickelodeon's business in Southeast Asia as it will deliver on Nick's commitment of providing global kids-centric shows and properties which are adapted to reflect local tastes and aspirations."