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‘Face’ of Kapuso

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BONG Revilla

Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., who recently renewed his contract with GMA 7, would soon be “the network’s face in regional promotions,” according to chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon.

Gozon said the network recently commissioned an independent survey firm to determine who among the country’s talents is the most popular.

“Bong topped the survey,” he told a group of writers over lunch recently. “This was why we’ve decided to make him our representative, along with (Saranggani Rep.) Manny Pacquiao, in the provinces.

He added: “We’re confident that people will tune in to GMA 7 once they see that Bong and Manny are working with us.”

Revilla inked a two-year deal with GMA 7 recently. Also present during the event were president and COO Gilberto “Jimmy” R. Duavit Jr., VP for Entertainment Lilybeth Gomez-Rasonable, AVP for Drama Redgie Acuna-Magno and Revilla’s talent manager Lolit Solis.

The senator admitted there were offers for him to transfer to another station, but added that he chose “to stick with the network that I’m happy to work with and trust.”

Revilla pointed out: “I’m not one to hop from one channel to another, although I can still make movies (with ABS-CBN). I’ve been in this business for more than 30 years. I’m happy that GMA 7 is taking good care of me.”

Revilla’s next film starrer, “Si Agimat, Si Enteng at Si Ako,” is a coproduction of GMA Films, M-Zet Productions and Imus Films. It is an entry in the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival in December. GMA 7 is also producing Revilla’s latest TV series, the historical fiction titled “Indio,” which will premiere in 2013. Revilla is also seen every Sunday afternoon as host of the educational program “Kap’s Amazing Stories.”

“I’m thankful that the network has trusted me with such a big project,” he said of “Indio.” “That’s why I’m working doubly hard for it. I wake up early and train hard.”

Asked about his opinion on the large number of show biz personalities running for public office in 2013, Revilla said: “Most people look down on us in show biz. They think we’re not capable of becoming effective public servants. I say just look at those (show biz personalities) who have good records in government.”

He gave this advice to those intending to run: “Be true to your calling, be attuned to what your people need and work hard to give this to them.”


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Tags: Entertainment , GMA-7 , Kapuso , Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla , Television

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

    No Attorney Gozon, people like me will only  tune in to GMA7 for news and public affairs programs specially the Docu..other than that..no more..

    For ABS ..nada…mala showbiz lahat ng programs nila..bagay sa kanila ETC or purely entertainment channel para marami silang mauto na masa sa kanilang only in the philipines kind of teleserye…

  • Arvie Tahil

    Edward: You dont know what you are saying..

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

      tell me na hindi ko alam ang sinasabi q…o hindi nyo naintindihan ang pasakalye kong post patungkol sa mga wlang kwentang programa ng mga tv stations ng pinas?

      bong at pacquiao as what as rep o modelo o endorser ng gma7 to attract viewers…etc. etc.. He (Attorney Gozon) said and I quote We’re confident that people will tune in to GMA 7 once they see that Bong and Manny are working with us. and end of quote…

      • http://twitter.com/AlimtheWrath Alim A

        who cares what Gozon dilly dallied, he knew and we knew that 7 is watched nationwide and will remain the no. 1 network in the philippines and the trying hard rival network will go down the drain fast that all its talents will seek jobs at the network they all despised or even offer their services for a peso. that will happen very soon and i can’t wait for that day to come as it will give me so much pleasure to see them all beg.

      • boypalaban

         fanaticism….alalay ka ba ni annabel rama?

      • boypalaban

        ganda ng summer station ID niyo…hahahahaha…mga DOM feature….hahahahahaha

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/276L22SZM5ZUQGV24IL4ZEF6UA Edward

        why are u shooting at me, dre? I was replying to Arvie Tahil..His comment was based on my post, which I posted earlier(see my post below)—the first person who made a comment on the article above…

        Alim A, isa ka ring pasaway…

        Alim, when it comes to your blah blah blah with gma7 or other stations, I guess I know better than you…u know y.. m just simply reading their financial performance based on its financial statements disclosures with the brokers, pse, sec, and to its stockholders…

        Edward msg posted 1 day ago:

        No Attorney Gozon, people like me will only tune in to GMA7 for news and public affairs programs specially the Docu..other than that..no more..

        For ABS ..nada…mala showbiz lahat ng programs nila..bagay sa kanila ETC or purely entertainment channel para marami silang mauto na masa sa kanilang only in the philipines kind of teleserye…

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Face of trapo and dynasty!

    • boypalaban

       tama…puro angas lang yang si bansot…

  • blainz

    A senator of the republic should not be starring in movies or hosting TV shows. These media outlets are encouraging the lack of delicadeza they bemoan in their news.

  • boypalaban

    kahit ano pang gawin ng GMA…. (pakidugtungan na lang)

    • http://twitter.com/AlimtheWrath Alim A

      tell me, what good deeds had the network you adore had done for the poor aside from promoting the beauty of being a kabit in their programs are worth getting my precious appreciation. to hell with the network you love that was accused of swindling the land bank of the philippines for not paying the loan they got and for 15 years of non payment of mortgage, the ahoe bank president wrote off the loan and eventually cleared them from paying back. what a way to have been freed from responsibility. so kahit anong gawin ng iniidolo mong network to picture the owners as clean and decent people, they are always garbage to us.

      • boypalaban

        ang puso mo….

        ang sabi ko dugtungan mo…

        bakit di mo na lang isulat…”Kapuso pa rin ang No.1″….o kaya…”walang pwedeng magpataob sa GMA”…..o pwede rin….”GMA pa rin ang bukod tanging paboritong estasyon ni PGMA…” hahahahahaha

      • boypalaban

        sorry di ako maka ABS CBN…hahahahaha
        pero ang gagaling ng mga galing sa Kapuso mo…
        Ethel Booba…Katrina Halili…Ruffa Mae…Tito Vic and Joey…plus Joey Marquez….hahahahaha ….pang wholesome nga…congrats…

      • http://twitter.com/AlimtheWrath Alim A

        talents from the heart station only crossed over to the garbage station because they were offered higher talents fees but talents crossing over from the garbage station to the heart station transfer for work purposes albeit lower talent fees, they remain loyal to their employer. 

      • boypalaban

        Ethel Booba, Katrina Halili, Ruffa Mae Quinto, Joey marquez, etc…sobrang sikat…sobrang wholesome…

        hahahaha…sino pa ba ang mga sikat niyo na hindi kilala…hahahahaha

        walang kinikilingan kundi si Gloria Arroyo…hahahahaha
        wag mo itanggi na pinuri niya ang GMA nung iniinterview siya ni Mike Enriquez…hahahaha

        bakit nga pala ang sasagwa ng station ID ninyo?

        sige banatan mo ABS CBN…di naman ako maka station na yun….hahahahaha….pero pakipaliwanag bakit ang sasagwa ng mga station ID ng GMA at saka yung mga sikat sa inyo…di naman kilala…Who U? hahahahahaha

  • boshog

    Revilla and Pacquiao are just right for the entertainment business because they are capable entertainers.  But as senator and congressman, I seriously doubt their qualifications.

  • julymorning

    ANG CALLING MO AY MAG ARTISTA AT MAGPALABAS NG MGA PELIKULANG PARA SA MGA BOBO AT WALANG UTAK, NA KAGAYA MO!!! HAHAY, DAMI KASING MGA TANGANG PINOY KAYO NANANALO ANG MGA GANITONG PA CUTE AT WALANG KWENTANG MGA LAOS NA ARTISTA. MAG PA CUTE LANG KONTI, IBOBOTO NG MGA TANGANG PINOY, PERO LALONG YUMAYAMAN SA KABUBULSA NG KABAN NG BAYAN AT ANG KAWAWANG MGA TANGANG PINOY, LALONG NAGHIHIRAP!!!



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