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Six more Touristars moving on to the next round…

Six “Touristars” again made the cut this week and got the approval from the judges to proceed to the second round of competition in ABS-CBN’s newest singing contest for 100 percent non-Filipinos who love Pinoy music, I Love OPM.

Missionary Sumner Mahaffey, tourist-turned-expatriate Jerome McCuin and newly-wed Daniel Herrington, all hailing from America, were able to impress “Himigration Officers” Martin Nievera, Lani Misalucha, and Toni Gonzaga with their respective renditions of Yeng Constantino’s “Pag-ibig,” Fred Panopio’s “Kawawang Cowboy,” and Janella Salvador’s “Mahal Kita Pero.”

I Love OPM  host Anne Curtis
I Love OPM co-host Eric Nicolas

Stealing the show, however, was the charismatic all-male trio vocal group DBD, composed of Korean Dae Lee, Nigerian Bobby Skyz and Australian Dwaine Mooley. The three pumped up the audience singing “Magda” by Gloc 9 featuring Rico Blanco and also charmed them even more when they showed how fluent they are in speaking Filipino.

All-male vocal group DBD 
American Daniel Herrington 
Another American tourist turned expatriate Jerome McCuin 
American missionary Sumner Mahaffey 

Hosted by Anne Curtis with Eric Nicolas, I Love OPM continues to be well received by audiences weekly. It got a national TV rating of 23.8 percent on Feb. 20 and 17.1 percent on Feb. 23 compared to their rivals, which only received 11.8 percent and 15.8 percent, respectively, according to data from Kantar Media.

I Love OPM judges Toni Gonzaga, Martin Nievera and Lani Misalucha

What OPM hits will be showcased next? Who will have the best love story on how they fell in love with the Philippines and Filipino music? Which country will be able to produce the foreigner whom can sing OPM the best?

I Love OPM is a first-of-its-kind singing contest for 100% non-Filipinos who love OPM music. It is an original concept by ABS-CBN.


50 schools receive ‘Mahiwagang Black Box’ 

K Channel President and Executive Director Ms. Rina Lopez-Bautista and ABS-CBN Head for Digital Terrestrial Television Ms. Chinky Alcedo formally turns over a unit of the ‘Mahiwagang Black Box’ to one of the student recipients

ABS-CBN TVplus, together with Knowledge Channel, donated ABS-CBN TVplus boxes and new television sets to 50 schools all over Luzon to continue their shared mission to improve public education through media and technology.

Through ABS-CBN TVplus, students can now watch in crystal clear picture and sound the curriculum-based and other educational programs on Knowledge Channel, one of the four free exclusive channels offered by ABS-CBN TVplus.

The official turnover, which also marked Knowledge Channel’s 16th year, was led by ABS-CBN’s Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) division head Chinky de Castro-Alcedo and Knowledge Channel president and executive director Rina Lopez-Bautista.

The all-educational channel also took the opportunity to unveil its contributions in shaping the country’s public education system for 16 years until now, as well as its roster of new educational programs for teachers and students this year.

Department of Education officials, including Undersecretary Mario Deriquito, NCR Regional Director Luz Almeda, Quezon City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Quezada, division heads, school administrators, teachers, and students witnessed the commemorative event.

Knowledge Channel has established a solid reputation as a channel that has brought schools nationwide access to innovative and fun multimedia learning for 16 years. As one of the free exclusive channels on ABS-CBN TVplus, more teachers and students can have a better learning experience with ABS-CBN TVplus’ rich and clear picture and sound.

For more information, visit the official website of ABS-CBN TVplus (www.abs-cbntvplus.com) and the official website of Knowledge Channel (kchonline.ph).


Sharlene, Marco demonstrate helpfulness 

Fairy prince Chokee (Marco Masa) will use his powers to help recover Sisay’s (Sharlene San Pedro) vegetable stand and regain its customers as their adventure continues in Wansapanataym Presents: Susi ni Sisay.

Wansapanataym Presents: Susi ni Sisay star Jolina Magdangal

While Susan’s (Jolina Magdangal) vegetable stand continues to boom, Sisay’s stall slowly loses profit and is on the verge of closing permanently. But Chokee won’t let that happen as he will take Sisay to a place where they can buy vegetables for a much lower price.

Sharlene San Pedro as Sisay

With the fairy prince’s huge help, Sisay will make sure Chokee reunites with his family by helping him find the portal’s key to their kingdom. 

Can Sisay’s vegetable stand be able to recover? Will they find the portal’s key?

Child actor Marco Masa as Chokee 

Joining the cast of Wansapanataym Presents: Susi ni Sisay are Jairus Aquino, Marvin Agustin, Tetchie Agbayani and Matet De Leon.

Wansapanataym Presents: Susi niSisay airs Sundays on ABS-CBN.

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