A special Studio5 Original Movies presentation titled “More Than Words” will be shown tomorrow, Mother’s Day, on TV5 at 9 p.m.
The made-for-TV movie stars Alice Dixson in her most challenging role to date, and the comebacking Sarah Lahbati, in her first project with TV5. They are joined by Jackie Lou Blanco, Ariel Rivera and Carl Guevara in telling a compelling story of a mother who overcomes all odds to find her long-lost daughter.
ALICE DIXSON with Sarah Lahbati
Dixson plays the role of Sabel, who was imprisoned for killing the man who sold off her daughter to a rich family. This daughter grew up to be Emily (Sarah), a troubled lass who resorts to loud rock music to deafen the voices of adversity around her. Emily is in conflict with Vianna (Jackie Lou), the woman she had grown to know as her mother. Vianna vents her frustration on Emily because she is unhappy being the voiceless wife of Samuel (Ariel), a successful businessman who dotes on the child they adopted.
Emily meets Sabel when her friend and band mate Edwin (Carl) recruits her as a volunteer to teach and train parolees in a community.
Sabel stutters when she speaks, a congenital defect mocked by everyone, including her own mother. Despite her fear of rejection, Sabel finds herself opening up to Emily, who is also drawn to this mysterious young woman who seems to live in a world of silence. Emily teaches Sabel the basics of reading and writing – something Sabel takes to with a passion.
“More Than Words” is directed by award-winning Jon Red.
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Katrina plays good girl
On GMA Network’s upcoming primetime series, “Niño,” Kapuso actress Katrina Halili will play an upright character, and she’s happy and excited about it.
Apparently, Katrina doesn’t want to be typecast in kontrabida or villain roles.
In the series, the 28-year-old actress will portray the role of Hannah, the kind-hearted mother of Niño, played by Miguel Tanfelix.
“Sana mabigyan ko ng justice ’yung role ko sa ‘Niño’ para makita ng mga tao na kaya kong gumawa ng iba, na hindi lahat ng roles ay kontrabida ako. Medyo sanay na ako na lagi na lang maldita. Sa sobrang nasanay na ako, parang nagsawa na ako,” Katrina said.
She is thankful that GMA entrusted her with a project that would enable her to showcase her versatility as an actress.
She is likewise delighted to work again with multi-award winning director Maryo J. Delos Reyes, who directed her before in “Magdusa Ka” (2008), “Rosalinda” (2009), “Munting Heredera” (2011), and “Magkano Ba Ang Pag-ibig?” (2013).
Katrina shared that she has learned many things from the director, particularly about good work ethics.
She is also excited to work with Tom Rodriguez in the series. “First time ko siyang makakatrabaho. Nakaka-excite na makatrabaho siya. Nanonood ako ng ‘My Husband’s Lover.’ Fan ako ng show nila.”
She said that viewers will appreciate “Niño” because of its inspiring story for the whole family. “Maganda ’yung story. ’Yung show kasi is giving hope sa mga tao. May darating sa ating problem, pero may darating ding solusyon.”
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Teleserye, cable channels top JAM riders latest survey
One-third of JAM Liner’s passengers prefer news shows, while 22% put teleseryes at the top of their list of must-watch TV programs. Documentaries and sports tied at 13%. Reality TV shows followed at 10%, with game shows at 9%.
The survey involved 10,000 riders of JAM Liner, which accommodates roughly 1.6 million passengers a month or 16 million travelers each year.
Interestingly, some 44% of JAM riders prefer cable TV, going for international news and sports, Filipino TV movies, music channels and nature programs. The Lifestyle Network and Knowledge Channel were some of the top picks from ABS-CBN’s SkyCable roster.
JAM Liner’s fleet features four TV screens on each bus, along with free Wi-Fi services.
JAM recently inked a deal with Via Philippines, Asia’s largest travel network, to add to the bus company’s online conveniences.
Through Via’s 6,000 accredited travel agencies, booking for JAM destinations Sta. Rosa in Laguna, Lipa and Batangas City in Batangas, and Lucena in Quezon is now just a click away.
This is just among many ways JAM Liner continues to fulfill its “JAMpacked sa serbisyo, JAMpacked sa saya” commitment to commuters.
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JAYA’s PRE-MOTHER’S DAY SHOW. Westgate Center features soul singer Jaya in a pre-Mother’s Day show at the Westgate Cul de Sac tonight at 8 as part of its Pop Sessions this May. Watch Jaya perform her greatest hits such as ‘Through the Fire,’ ‘High Energy,’ ‘Wala Na Bang Pag-Ibig,’ and ‘In My Dreams.’ Westgate Center is located in Alabang, Muntinlupa City and is a premiere development project of Filinvest Alabang, Inc.
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MISS TOURISM WORLD Philippines 2014 preliminary screenings will be held today, May 10, 1 to 4 p.m. on the third floor of the Jackman Plaza in Muñoz, Quezon City. For interested applicants email email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tidbits: Happy b-day greetings today, May 10, go to Charice Pempengco, Wendell Ramos, Edwina Beech, Marilyn Cabarrus, Ms. Chit Salud, successful businesswoman and entertainment columnist Aster Amoyo, Mrs. Flo Owen, Florencia “Poyeeng” Mauricio, Mira Sto. Tomas, Dr. Fernando G. Cabral, Chi-Chi F. Robles, Mary Ann Diaz-Medina, Ms. Pempe Rodrigo, Edwin Lagadi of Las Vegas and entertainment columnist Jun Lalin…