TV5 exec: Young talents need time


RUFFA Gutierrez was the toast of the crowd in a Kapatid event in Cebu.

Although TV5 talents Ritz Azul, Danita Paner and Eula Caballero are enjoying steady exposure through regular shows, they’re still far from becoming household names, especially outside Metro Manila.

That’s why TV5 head of entertainment and creative production Perci Intalan said it’s important for these budding stars to be introduced in person to viewers in the country’s key cities. “We have to make them accessible,” Intalan told the Inquirer.

On Jan. 12, TV5 mounted a show at the Fuente Osmeña Circle in Cebu City during the celebration of the Sinulog Festival. Dubbed “Sugod mga Kapatid sa Sinulog,” the show gathered neophytes including Caballero and Arci Muñoz, who regaled the crowd with song and dance numbers.

Other young talents present were Azul, Paner, Alex Gonzaga, JC de Vera, Niña Jose and Morisette Amon.

“It’s good to do shows like these because our talents can showcase what they can do,” said Intalan. “We want people to see that our stars are good performers.”

Prominent TV5 talents Ruffa Gutierrez, Edu Manzano, Zoren Legaspi, Wendell Ramos and Arnell Ignacio were also flown to Cebu for added star power.

“You can see that it means a lot for fans to meet the stars in person, more than just seeing them on TV,” Intalan said.

While the program was hampered by an unexpected power outage toward the end, Ruffa, Alex, Edu and the others took time to bond with fans, obliging them with photo ops.

TV5 likewise announced three of their upcoming series: “Nandito Ako” (starring David Archuleta, Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero), “Valiente” (Nadine Samonte, Oyo Boy Sotto and Niña Jose) and the Kapatid network’s first-ever afternoon soap, “Felina: Prinsesa ng mga Pusa” (featuring Arci Muñoz and Leandro Muñoz).

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  • Flavio

    ho hum . who are they again ???

    • Bahaykubo-girl Kulasa

      another one who can’t or doesn’t read

      • Anonymous

        I’ve read the article. Again, who are they?

  • Edgar

    A new entrant into an industry dominated by a duopoly is always welcome.  Like all newcomers, mistakes are sometimes made.  Mistakes in the persons of Ruffa Gutierrez, Edu Manzano, Zoren Legaspi, Wendell Ramos and Arnell Ignacio have in fact been made.  Has-beens and of no added value, TV5 should avoid the acquisition of similar talents in the future.  Mga pinaglumaan na sila at wala ng star power.  It’s better to maximize the use of talents in the current roster such as Ryan Agoncillo and Tuesday (who has made herself scarce after she criticized Willie’s crassness). 

    We look forward to more interesting and intelligent programs.

    • Anonymous

      oo nga esp yang si ruffa guttierez masyadong feeling sikat. dapat piliing mabuti ng 5 ang mga kukuning artists! at dapat sipain ang mga nakakasira at nakakabuwiset tulad nina ic mendoza, dolly ann, cristy fermin, jun lalin at richard pinlac, makita mo pa lang sa tv mga pagmumukha, mabubuwisit ka na!

    • Bahaykubo-girl Kulasa

      has beens? and you, ever been?

      • Anonymous

        Pork and beens.

  • Bert Bert

    The problem with TV5 is they have pirated those “talents” that will just lose their money. The tactic they are using now is the same tactic used by ABS during its “comeback” times in late 80’s and early 1990s. However, ABS tried also to hone new talents like the “Ang TV” people who became the stars in late 90s and early 2000

    What is the difference between the two?.
    1. First, during the time of ABS, TV is really the top source of entertainment. Radio came second.  However, nowadays people who have the “purchasing power” prioritize its social life using the internet or using laptop ( watching movies, series, playing games).
    2. Those artists who were “pirated” by ABS are the biggest name in the industry and still generating money for their mother station. Again the difference now? those artists pirated by TV5 are somehow the “LAOS” or to be less mean, “less money-generators” of the TV stations. Ang binili lang ng TV5 ay ang mga titles nila, “Diamond”,”Mega”, “Comedy-King”, “Superstar”. Yes the artists are really legends, but heck they are not appealing to new audiences.

    The Generation X and Y are not fans of these artists and ARE not interested of them for enriching their social life.

    Ang mali ni Manny P. is they totally unaware of these realities.

    • Bahaykubo-girl Kulasa

      pera naman nila yon eh, di sa yo heheh

      • Anonymous

        MVP has every right to waste his (or his financiers’) money.

    • Bubbles

      because MVP is the genuine example of a SUWAPANG.

  • Anonymous

    da who ang mga yun?

    • Bahaykubo-girl Kulasa

      di ka marunong magbasa?

      • Anonymous

        I’ve read the article. Who are they, please?

  • Anonymous

    Asa station kasi ng TV 5 ang mga negative na mga talents kaya hindi umaarangkada
    Nanjan ang mayabang na si Willie, ang nuknukan ng kasamaang si Cristy Fermin at iba pa na
    hindi na nga kagandahan ang hitsura ay napakamapanlait pa ng kapwa, tulad nina Shalala, IC, Dolly Ann at Alex Gonzaga.

    Dapat gawin munang positive ni Manny P. ang environment ng station nya para balikan din sya ng swerte.

    • Anastacio

      Kahit ano pa ang sabihin mo, at least sila  ang pinapanood mo, kaya ok ka lang.

  • Anonymous

    These talents need acting skill make-over. Huwag nyo silang isabak kung hindi pa handa. True, they have beautiful faces but TV5 should first hone their talents. A talent is like a gem. He or she shines brighter and longer. If your talents just come and go, you’re wasting time and money. You’re primary objective is to gather TV5’s own, star quality talents pool. 

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