Mars Monday: Jo Berry and Eunice Lagusad of Onanay

They’re taking the time off from “Onanay”. Kapuso stars Jo Berry and Eunice Lagusad of the GMA Telebabad series are in Mars tonight. And since the Christmas vibes are already evident, Jo Berry sees to it that we make it festive. She has a vibrant Handy Mars idea that you can recreate at home: a cute Christmas tree made of old magazines! Meanwhile, Eunice also shows off her cooking skills that she got from her mom who loves to prepare food at home. Her version of Beef Chap Chae is the star of Mars Masarap!

Being stars of successful GMA series then and now, Eunice and Jo Berry also share pictures of themselves that vividly depict their life journey. How did they achieve a better version of themselves? They share that in Mars Sharing Group.

There’s also time to get in the competitive mode. Team Mars versus Team Guests will face off in the Christmas Scramble game.

It’s chikahan time every 7:10 pm on GMA News TV, weeknights on Mars.

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MARS MONDAY: Lovely Abella and Pekto of Sunday Pinasaya

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In Mars, not only do we get to see the fun side of the Kapuso stars because here, we also discover their talents other than acting.

In Handy Mars, sexy- comedienne Lovely Abella shows us how to craft our own ref magnets so that we can personalize our ref decorations. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, comedian Pekto reveals a side of him that loves to cook when he introduces us to his vegetarian-friendly dish, Tofu Tacos.
We also witness Lovely and Pekto unleash their competitive side when they face off Suzi and Camille in a game that requires teamwork and coordination. Tune in for that in the Mars Magaling  Taglish Vocabulary challenge.
The night is not complete without some chikahan catch-up with the guests. So Lovely and Pekto discuss their thoughts and insights about everything related to status in Grab-A-Word.
Make sure to catch this tonight on Mars! 7pm on GMA News TV.

Mars Mondays: Momo Boys and Terry Gian

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Terry Gian and the Momo Guys will be on Mars!

The Momo Guys, the Pinoy hunks who danced their way to fame to the tune of the K-Pop anthem, “Boom Boom” by Momo Land is set to teach Mars Camille and Mars Suzi the dance craze. The boys will also unleash their inner HandyMan as they do the foldable table with mirror!

 Meanwhile, Kapuso Comedian Terry Gian satisfies our sweet craving by preparing the Yummierkules dish, “Fried Cheesecake”. Paandaran na may kasamang kwentuhan! Tune in because everybody is set to answer some intriguing questions in Grab-A-Box.

Catch the nightly chikahan on GMA News TV, weekdays at 7:10 in the evening.

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CINETALK: Antoinette Jadaone on being a filmmaker and chasing your dreams

For this week’s instalment of CINETALK, our featured filmmaker is ANTOINETTE JADAONE. In her talk during the Kape’t Pelikula at UP School of Economics, Antoinette or Tonet (as most would like to address her) shares her journey as a filmmaker: from the time she was just an aspiring director at UP-CMC, to landing her first job in advertising and meeting and working with her idol, Bb. Joyce Bernal.

For those of you who do not know Tonet or have heard about her but are uncertain about her body of work, Tonet is the filmmaker behind the movies, “SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION FROM LILIA CUNTAPAY”, “THAT THING CALLED TADHANA”, “THE ACHY BREAKY HEARTS” (na hate na hate niya raw ang title at gusto niyang ipaalis sa IMDB), and just recently, the JaDine (James Reid-Nadine Lustre) starrer “NEVER NOT LOVE YOU”.

I guarantee you that this video will inspire you to chase your dreams away, no matter how wild you think they are. Listening to her lecture makes me wanna get up and start writing and filming the scenes I’ve created in my head! Hehe. Before she started her talk, Tonet confessed that she prepared a lecture that mainly focused on writing scripts but upon hearing Nonie Buencamino’s talk on acting (Nonie preceded her), she decided to modify it in order to motivate the young students in the room. And I’m glad she did because if there’s one great takeaway from what she had shared with us… it’s this: LAKAS NG LOOB.

Early on, she had already decided that she wanted to be a director so right after graduation, she searched high and low for a spot in the local film industry but she hadn’t secured on right away. Her first job was in advertising and boy did she despise it. But she persevered and she learned what she can in the ad industry, taking with her priceless experiences that she’d later on use in her filmmaking career.

Anyway, so much for the introduction. Just watch the video below and keep the fire burning and make more films! 😀