Busy weekend for Kapuso stars

Kapuso weekend

It will be a busy weekend for some Kapuso stars as they grace several events in different parts of the country for the next three days.

Kicking off the week-long celebration of Vigan City’s Raniag Festival and World Costume Festival 2016 is Kris Bernal, who will host the World Costume Festival Partners Night at the Vigan Culture and Trade Center on Friday, October 21, at 5 p.m.

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“Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Encantadia” stars jazz up Bacolod’s Masskara Festival

"Someone to Watch Over Me" stars Tom Rodriguez, Lovi Poe, and Max Collins

GMA Network is sure to make this year’s celebration of Masskara Festival extra memorable as the stars of its top-rating Telababad shows join their fans in Bacolod City for a back-to-back treat this month.

Flying to the City of Smiles this Friday, October 14, is the complicated love triangle cast of “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Kapuso actors Tom Rodriguez, Lovi Poe, and Max Collins take a break from their heartwarming drama to spend time with their Negrense fans. They will be in a Kapuso Mall Show in SM City Bacolod Main Atrium starting 5 p.m.

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Bayan Ko premieres March 10 on GMA News TV

Rocco Nacino

Is the Philippines ready for a drama that tackles issues such as corruption, bureaucracy, malnutrition, illegal logging, and political dynasties?

We find out this March, when GMA News TV launches its first original series and most ambitious project to date — Bayan Ko.

Inspired by the life of Jesse Robredo as well as the social realist films of director Lino Brocka, Bayan Ko tells the story of newly elected Mayor Joseph Santiago — who sets out to make a difference in the fictional town of Lagros.

The idealistic mayor, played by Rocco Nacino, faces roadblocks at every turn. He discovers a bunch of wayward employees have turned the municipal hall into a boarding house and, worse, have been making under the table deals at every turn. He must learn to lead lazy and uncooperative municipal employees and change the mindset of a mendicant populace.

But his efforts to fight corruption — both petty and large scale — are blocked by a political dynasty led by Governor Antonio Rubio and Congressman Anton Rubio, played by father-and-son tandem Pen and Ping Medina.

Indie film princess Mercedes Cabral the powerful contractor, LJ Reyes the mayor’s chief of staff, while Betong Sumaya and Love Anover take on roles as slacker municipal employees.

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