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‘Kahit Nasaan Ka Man’ premieres tonight on GMA Network

Kahit Nasaan Ka Man, Kristoffer Martin, Julie Anne San Jose, Lucho Ayala, Manila Bulletin

Kristoffer Martin                                                 Julie Anne San                                                         Jose Lucho Ayala

A musical drama series titled “Kahit Nasaan Ka Man,” featuring the new tandem of Julie Anne San Jose and Kristoffer Martin, with Lucho Ayala, will premiere today on GMA Telebabad. It replaces “Anna Karenina.”

Julie Anne, Kristoffer and Lucho mark their first lead roles in a primetime series. Completing the cast are notable actors and actresses Eula Valdez, Ms. Tessie Tomas, Michael de Mesa, Rita Avila, Yayo Aguila, and Ronaldo Valdez.

The series focuses on the journey of Leandro (Kristoffer Martin) and Pauline (Julie Anne San Jose) in fulfilling their dreams despite poverty and disability. As their love for music brings them together, family conflict will surface and try to break them apart.

After Leandro’s father was shot during a demolition, his mother Delia (Rita Avila) abandons him in a waiting shed. What is left with Leandro is his father’s guitar which he eventually sells to survive. He soon learns to steal and one day after he and his friends snatch a purse, Leandro goes to hide in the backyard of the Gomez family. There, he hears the voice of a talented blind lady named Pauline. Sharing the same passion for music, Leandro decides to secretly visit her every night but Pauline’s Lolo Tino (Ronaldo Valdez) and Tita Medel (Yayo Aguila) catches him and sends him to an orphanage. When he gets the chance to escape, he comes back to Pauline’s house only to find out that she has left.

With nowhere to go, Leandro decides to end his life but Theresa (Eula Valdez) saves him. With the help of her mother, Lola Corazon (Tessie Tomas), Theresa is able to send Leandro to school and help him to graduate as valedictorian in high school.

During the graduation ceremony, Leandro hears a familiar voice which happens to be John’s (Lucho Ayala) best friend – Pauline. After her successful corneal transplant, Pauline is now a popular recording artist.

Gil Tejada, who directs “Kahit Nasaan Ka Man” said “something different ang series na ito. This is the launch of Julie Anne as an actress, and it is the first time that I am doing a musical drama. So this is really a challenge for me.”

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Aljur Abrenica, Kris Bernal, Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko, Manila Bulletin

Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal

Two Other GMA Shows Premiere Today

Two other shows premiere today on the Kapuso Network. These are “Prinsesa Ng Buhay Ko” and “Love Hotline.” “Prinsesa Ng Buhay Ko,” topbilled by comebacking loveteam Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal, replaces “Binoy Henyo,” and will be aired before “24 Oras.”

Directed by Dondon Santos, “Prinsesa Ng Buhay Ko” aims to inspire viewers to always have a positive attitude and disposition as life becomes better when one chooses happiness over material possessions.

Introduced in “Prinsesa Ng Buhay Ko” is newest Kapuso star Renz Fernandez who will play Luis, Nick’s (Aljur) stepbrother who will fall in love with Princess (Kris), a hardworking young woman who was orphaned at a young age. Renz said he is honored and excited about his very first teleserye with GMA Network. He completes the love triangle with Aljur and Kris’s characters.

The story has Princess meeting Nick in the orphanage. She becomes Nick’s defender who is often the subject of bullying among the kids. They eventually become very close. But their friendship ends when Nick’s father arrives to take him away. He learns that his mother had abandoned him completely and in fact has sold him to his father. Meanwhile, Princess leaves the orphanage and becomes a vendor in a flea market.

Completing the cast of “Prinsesa Ng Buhay Ko” are LJ Reyes, Ms. Carmi Martin, Emilio Garcia, Maritoni Fernandez, Marco Alcaraz, Debraliz, Ping Medina, Jan Manual, Vincent Magbanua and Lian Paz.

Jean Garcia, Manila Bulletin

Jean Garcia

“Love Hotline,” on the other hand, airs at 7 p.m. on GMA News TV. The primetime offering is the newest love advice program and it is hosted by award-winning actress and seasoned host Jean Garcia. Featured in the daily show are inspiring and romantic stories while it answers puzzling love problems experienced daily by love struck viewers who can email their love problems to lovehotline@gmanetwork.com.

“Love Hotline” spotlights inspiring real-life love stories through a romantic short film starring Kapuso celebrities. The program then gives practical solutions to the featured love problem through engaging heart-to-heart conversations among host Jean Garcia, love expert Ali Gui, and a guest male celebrity.

A select radio jock from one of the country’s leading FM stations, Barangay LS 97.1 FM, also joins the Love Hotline team each week to weigh in on romantic issues and help answer the “Love Question of the Day.”

“Love Hotline’s” upbeat theme song, “It’s All About Love,” is performed by R&B duo Thyro and Yumi.

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