The award-winning actress portrays a mother who willingly sacrifices everything to keep her family together in the newest teleserye airing on TFC’s platforms

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Quezon City, Philippines (September 14, 2016) – The selfless and incomparable love of a mother is the theme of the newest ABS-CBN drama series “The Greatest Love,” which features Sylvia Sanchez in her first starring role.

“This is the most unique character that I’ve portrayed,” said Sanchez about her character Gloria in the series. “This is a story of a mother who has sacrificed everything for her children, neglecting herself along the way.”

“The Greatest Love” tells the story of Gloria, a 59-year-old mother who is willing to do and sacrifice anything for the welfare of her four children – Amanda (Dimples Romana), Andrei (Matt Evans), Paeng (Arron Villaflor),and Lizelle (Andi Eigenmann).

Despite the fact that she is away from her children, except Lizelle who is living with her, Gloria’s only wish is to have a peaceful life and a happy family.

However, the only person who is keeping the family together, Gloria, is about to reveal a secret she has been hiding for the longest time: she is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

As her memories fall apart due to her illness, will her family suffer the same fate or will she and her grandson Z(Joshua Garcia) find a way to hold the family together until the very end?

According to the program’s creative manager, the renowned and award-winning writer Ricky Lee, the story of“The Greatest Love” is about second chances. “We are all given second chances by life. This is a journey of a mother’s second chance at motherhood, as well as her second chance at her great love, even at her age,” he explained.

Also starring in “The Greatest Love” are Nonie Buencamino, Rommel Padilla, Tonton Gutierrez, Ejay Falcon, Ellen Adarna, Junjun Quintana, Aleck Bovick, Luis Alandy, Bobby Andrews, Alex Medina, Mercedes Cabral, and Guji Lorenzana. Under the supervision of directors Jeffrey Jeturian, Mervyn Brondial and Dado Lomibao.

 

“The Greatest Love” has received warm reception from the viewers, getting 15.7% ratings for its pilot episode, according to local TV rating monitoring company Kantar Media.  On TFC.tv, it is one of the top 10 most viewed programs on TFC.tv as of this writing.

Watch ABS-CBN’s newest offering, “The Greatest Love,” and see what a mother can defy all for the love of her family. Watch it via TFC, TFC.tv and TFC IPTV.  You can also catch past episodes via TFC.tv and TFC IPTV.

For more program updates, and to connect with fellow global Kapamilyas, visit TFC’s FB page applicable for your area or follow @KapamilyaTFC on IG and Twitter.

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Sylvia Sanchez patutunayan na ang pag-ibig ng isang ina ang tunay na “The Greatest Love”

Isasakripisyo ng award-winning actress ang lahat mapanatili lamang na buo ang kanyang pamilya sa pinakabagong teleserye na kaniyang pagbibidahan at mapapanood sa TFC

 

Ang hindi mapapantayang pag-ibig ng isang ina ang tema ng pinakabagong serye ng ABS-CBN, ang “The Greatest Love,” tampok si Sylvia Sanchez sa kaniyang kauna-unahang lead role.

“This is the most unique character that I’ve portrayed,” paglalarawan ni Sanchez sa kanyang karakter na siGloria. “This is a story of a mother who has sacrificed everything for her children, neglecting herself along the way.”

Iikot ang istorya ng “The Greatest Love” sa buhay ng 59 taong gulang na si Gloria, na handang gawin at isakripisyo ang lahat para sa kanyang apat na anak na sina Amanda (Dimples Romana), Andrei (Matt Evans),Paeng (Arron Villaflor), at Lizelle (Andi Eigenmann).

Malayo man siya sa kanyang mga anak na mayroon ng kaniya-kaniyang buhay, maliban kay Lizelle na kanyang kasama sa bahay, ang tanging hiling ni Gloria ay magkaroon ng matahimik na buhay at masayang pamilya.

Gayunpaman, isang pagsubok ang darating sa kanilang buhay matapos ma-diagnose sa sakit na  mayroong Alzheimer’s disease si Gloria.

Habang unti-unting nawalala ang mga alaala ni Gloria, tuluyan na rin kayang magkawatak-watak ang kanyang pamilya o makahahanap siya at ang apong si Z (Joshua Garcia) ng paraan upang manatili silang sama-sama hanggang sa huli?

Ayon sa creative manager ng programa, ang batikang manunulat na si Ricky Lee, ang kuwento ng “The Greatest Love” ay tungkol sa pagkakaroon ng second chance sa buhay.

Paliwanag ni Lee, “We are all given second chances by life. This is a journey of a mother’s second chance at motherhood, as well as her second chance at her great love, even at her age.”

Kabilang din sa cast ng “The Greatest Love” sina Nonie Buencamino, Rommel Padilla, Tonton Gutierrez, Ejay Falcon, Ellen Adarna, Junjun Quintana, Aleck Bovick, Luis Alandy, Bobby Andrews, Alex Medina, Mercedes Cabral, at Guji Lorenzana. Ito ay sa ilalim ng direksyon nina Jeffrey Jeturian, Mervyn Brondial atDado Lomibao.

Naging mainit ang pagtanggap ng mga manonood sa “The Greatest Love,” na nakakuha ng 15.7% ng ratings ang pilot episode nito, ayon sa datos ng local TV monitoring company na Kantar Media.  Sa TFC.tv, isa ito sa top 10 programs na may pinakamaraming views sa kasalukuyan.

Panoorin ang pinakabagong serye ng ABS-CBN, ang “The Greatest Love,” at alamin kung paanong kakayanin at lalagpasan ng isang ina ang mga pagsuboik sa ngalan ng pagmamahal sa kanyang mga anak.

Panoorin ito via TFC, TFC.tv at TFC IPTV.  Maaari ring balikan ang mga naunang episodes sa pamamagitan ng TFC.tv at TFC IPTV.  Para sa karagdagang impormasyon tungkol sa palabas, at para maki-connect sa kapwa global Kapamilyas.  Bisitahin ang applicable na FB page ng TFC sa inyong kinaroroonan at i-follow ang @KapamilyaTFC sa IG at Twitter

 

Sold out crowd in Barclays Center marks history for Filipinos in the U.S.; Part 2 to air on Sept 18 worldwide

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BROOKLYN, NY, September 13, 2016 – The excerpt below from the welcome message of no less thanGovernor of New York Andrew M. Cuomo was a portent of great things to come on the evening of September 3 at Barclays Center, the sports and entertainment mecca of Brooklyn, New York:

ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel is known for providing excellent programming to an appreciative audience here in New York and neighboring areas. This large and growing network is proud to bring its most popular show,ASAP, to a market of delighted fans, and I join in applauding all who have helped make tonight’s event a reality. May you all enjoy this exciting and inspiring expression of musical creativity.”

And, indeed, a sold out Barclays Center stood as witness to the unique Filipino musical genius when ASAP Live in New York delivered a world class concert extravaganza with over 50 Filipino performers from the Philippines and the U.S.

It is worth mentioning who were the modern minstrels and present-day terpsichoreans – international avatars of collective Filipino pride — who graced the stage to deliver one sterling production number after another.

From the Philippines: Angeline Quinto, Billy Crawford, Daniel Padilla, Daryl Ong, Elmo Magalona, Enrique Gil, Erik Santos, Gary Valenciano, Gerald Anderson, Janella Salvador, Jason Dy, Jay-R, Jolina Magdangal, Jona, Kathryn Bernardo, Kim Chiu, Klarisse De Guzman, Kyla, KZ Tandingan, Liza Soberano, Luis Manzano, Maja Salvador, Martin Nievera, Morissette, Piolo Pascual, Yeng Constantino, Zsa Zsa Padillla with special guests Coco Martin and Onyok from the hit TV series, “Ang Probinsiyano”, Vice Ganda, ABS-CBN Chief Content Officer and host of the longest running Philippine TV drama anthology, “Maala-ala Mo Kaya” Charo Santos-Concio, and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga.

From the U.S.: the Filipino Broadway artist group known as the Broadway Barkada: Jaygee Macapugay, Karla Garcia, Jon Viktor Corpuz and Ali Ewoldt.
Currently living in New York as reigning Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach from the Philippines also graced the event.

Filipinos all over the world can also be proud of the success stories of New York-based Filipino Americans featured in the “Love Songs and Stories” (LSS) segments: teacher Conchita Singson, nanny Amor Villasin, the late Ma. Teresa Santillan, Mark Bustos, Nicole Ponseca and Jhett Tolentino.

The nearly 9,000-strong audience got a treat of two live full shows from the ASAP Live in New York cast whose second part will be aired on TFC linear worldwide on September 18.

ASAP Live in New York was a dream and realizing it didn’t happen overnight,” said ABS-CBN Global Events Business Unit Head Ricky Resurreccion.  “It is a huge testament to the unswerving commitment of our company leaders, the ASAP team and TFC in North America that we all came together to do this for the Filipinos overseas.  It is our honor to have made Filipino event history in New York with our beloved Kapamilya, and their tremendous support inspires us to continue providing them with meaningful and memorable live entertainment experience.”

Below is a colorful journey in images of the main activities of the historic ASAP Live in New York captured byTroi Santos, Joyce Andes-David and Arman David of AJ Images, Ronald Antonio, Velzon Hizon Velez, Bradford Adkins, Richard Lao, Ariel Gutierrez and Dan Yap of OMG and Nerissa Fernandez.

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3. At the press conference last September 1 at New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge with Piolo Pascual, Maja Salvador, Eric Santos, Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil, Martin Nievera, Gary Valenciano, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Kim Chiu, Luis Manzano and Jolina Magdangal.  Consul General Mario De Leon Jr. and ABS-CBN North America Managing Director Olivia De Jesus welcomed the ASAP team, the media and the community members in attendance.  Joining them were ABS-CBN Global Events Business Unit Head Ricky Resurreccion, ASAP Business Unit Head Joyce Liquicia, Vice Consul Khrystina Corpuz and Assistant to the Consul General Gret Aberin.

  1. On proud display on the state-of-the-art Oculus Display of Barclays Center is the ASAP Live in New York logo.

ASAP LIVE IN NEW YORK IN ACTION

  1. Source of Filipino pride in New York – the Broadway Barkada – wows the audience in their spectacular number together with ASAP mainstays.

  1. ASAP paid tribute to the great Filipina composer, Cecile Azarcon, now based in the U.S.

  1. Extreme right, Drew Abigail, representative from the Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, presents the welcome message to ABS-CBN.  From left are community leader Edwin Josue, Madame Eleanor De Leon, ABS-CBN President and CEO Carlo Katigbak, Consul General Mario De Leon Jr. of New York, and ABS-CBN Global COO Raffy Lopez.

  1. On stage, Zsa Zsa Padilla and Martin Nievera received the Proclamation of ABS-CBN TFC ASAP Filipino Pride Day in New York from New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Welcome Message from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.  From left, community leader Edwin Josue, Cheska Tolentino, representative from thew Office of the Mayor of New York, Zsa Zsa, Consul General Mario De Leon Jr, Martin, and community leaders Juliet Payabyab and Marilyn Abalos.

  1. ABS-CBN executives from the Philippines and the U.S. came to support the event.  Some shown in these photos are (right photo) ABS-CBN Chairman Eugenio Lopez III, President and CEO Carlo Katigbak, Head of Integrated Marketing Nandy Villar, KidZania Manila Mayor Cookie Bartolome and ABS-CBN North America Managing Director Olivia De Jesus.  On right, ABS-CBN Global COO Raffy Lopez is shown with wife Gaucha and daughter Tyrese. (Rich Lao)

  1. ASAP LIVE IN NEW YORK: Reaching Out, Joining Hands, Touching Hearts

 

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