New breed of GMA Artist Center stars to watch out for this 2018

THE new Kapuso stars Kyline Alcantara, Patricia Tumulak, Donita Nose, Shaira Diaz, Kelley Day, Joaquin Manansala, and boy group JBK share what goals they have as they officially become part of the GMA Artist Center family.

All of them are eager to take their career to the next level, and they are not only hopeful for a spot in the industry, but they are determined to excel in what they do.

First up is Kambal, Karibal star Kyline Alcantara, who humbled herself despite the uproar on her excellent performance in the primetime show. “Sobrang unexpected po ang pagtanggap sa’kin ng mga tao, and I’m thankful to Artist Center kasi they opened this door for me. I’m happy to have their support and guidance,” she said.

Patricia Tumulak declares her penchant for physical roles, “Na-enjoy ko nang sobra ang pagiging Black Super Ma’am, so I want more of that. But of course I’m willing to try anything and I’m up for challenges.”

For The Stepdaughters cast member Donita Nose, she revealed the things she aspires to accomplish with the Network, “Pangarap kong makagawa ng sariling shows, na bukod sa drama o teleserye yung parang mga game show. Gusto kong ma-try lahat!”

Meanwhile, former TROPS actress Shaira Diaz is ready to do more challenging roles, especially in the action and fantasy genre. “I am excited to explore more of what I can do as an actress, and so far ang dream role ko talaga ay mapasama sa action. Or someone who is physically challenged, yung parang kailangan ng prosthetics,’ the young star said. This summer, Shaira looks forward to starring as a fire fighter with fellow Kapuso David Licauco in Regal Films’ ‘Because I Love You’.

For The One That Got Away cast member Kelley Day, she wants to stay outside the box. Her transfer to the Network is more for her self-growth than anything else. “I was working with a group for more than a year and I enjoyed it. But I realized I wanted to be known as Kelley Day. This is a risk I took because I know that if I’m content, I’m not pushing myself enough,” the Fil-British actress revealed.

For Joaquin Manansala, he is thankful for the opportunity to show a different side of him, “Nagpapasalamat ako sa trust na binigay sakin ng GMA. I’m excited to work with the prime stars of the Network para ma-inspire at matuto ako sa pag-arte.”

Meanwhile The Millennial Trio JBK, which is composed of Joshua Bulot, Bryan del Rosario, and Kim Ordonio, is a boy group best known for their stint in X Factor UK.  “We are overwhelmed that someone has seen potential in us and trusted us to be part of their family. Masasabi namin na meron na kaming home Network, kaya sobrang saya kami,” they collectively admitted.

Greater heights await these new Kapuso stars as they show grit and confidence in showcasing what they have to offer in the industry.

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GMA Kapuso Foundation bags three Silver Anvil Awards

GMA Network’s socio-civic arm, GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF), bagged three Silver Anvil Awards in  the 53rd Anvil Awards held last March 23.

All three entries from GMAKF received recognition in their respective categories. GMAKF’s annual report entitled, ‘20 Years of Serbisyong Totoo: The GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc. 2016 Annual Report’ won under the Public Relations Tools – Publications category for its “comprehensive narrative of all the charitable projects implemented throughout the year.”

On the other hand, GMAKF’s segment on primetime newscast 24 Oras dubbed, ‘Kapuso Para sa Kawal Project,’ Layong Matulungan ang mga Sundalong Lumalaban sa Marawi was commended under the Public Relations Tools: Multimedia/Digital Online Video/Online News as a “way to appreciate and uphold the commendable effort to honor a hero [in] Marawi and move for positive change.”

Also winning a Silver Anvil in the Public Relations Tools: Multimedia/Digital Online Video/Online News category is GMA Kapuso Foundation’s poignant Rebuild Marawi MTV which calls on the public to help rebuild and restore war-torn Marawi City.

The awards were received by GMAKF Executive Vice President and COO Rikki Escudero-Catibog together with Nico Joven Waje, news producer for the Kapuso Para sa Kawal Project and Rebuild Marawi MTV.

Escudero-Catibog expressed gratitude for winning three Anvils. “With this recognition, we are encouraged to do more relevant projects as well as more thought-provoking and encouraging tools so more people are moved to donate and give their support ,” Escudero-Catibog said.

Known as the “Oscars of PR,” the Anvil Awards is organized by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines and honors the most outstanding public relations programs, tools, and practitioners in the country.

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