AFTER having been frequently seen on GMA shows, Diether Ocampo finally returns to ABS-CBN via his latest teleserye "Bagani."
He is part of the upcoming fantasy series Bagani, which stars Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano. In the full trailer launched Wednesday, February 7, Diether was seen as an immortal god together with another returning Kapamilya actor, Ryan Eigenmann.
Bagani serves as Diether's comeback to doing teleseryes with ABS-CBN, which has been his home since 1993. His last teleserye was the 2016 short-lived series Bakit Manipis Ang Ulap in TV5, while his last drama appearance was for GMA-7's Magpakailanman in May 2017.
Meanwhile, Diether's last appearance with ABS-CBN was a Maalaala Mo Kaya episode in 2014, while his last teleserye was Apoy sa Dagat in 2013. In 2015, Diether was supposed to make a teleserye comeback as one of Judy Ann Santos's leading men in the TV series titled Someone To Watch Over Me. However, the project was shelved due to Judy Ann's pregnancy.
The full trailer of Bagani showed a sneak peek of the love story of Lakas (Enrique) and Ganda (Liza) in an island called San Sinukob.
Lakas works for Dakil (Christian Vazquez), who planned to conquer the land of farmers, and tapped Lakas to fight with them. Lakas later met Ganda, who hails from the region of farmers, and becomes mesmerized with her beauty. Ganda asked Lakas to train them for an impending battle.
Ganda and Lakas eventually formed a strong bond with each other. Lakas even caught Ganda looking at him while he took a bath in a creek.
However, their romance was cut short when Ganda discovered that Lakas belongs to the tribe that aims to conquer their land. The immortal gods, played by Diether and Ryan, witnessed the battle between the two tribes, and sent creatures to scare the people. The trailer also showed fight scenes of Liza and Enrique which required them to execute flying stunts.
Also included in the cast are Makisig Morales, Sofia Andres, and Matteo Guidicelli. Together with Liza and Enrique's characters, they will form a group to fight for the good of the island.
Other actors who will play important roles in the story are Albert Martinez, Dimples Romana, Ana Abad Santos, Precious Lara Quigaman, Emmanuelle Vera, Jana Agoncillo, Robert Seña, and Rayver Cruz.
Aside from featuring battles between tribes, the trailer also showed sweet moments between Liza and Enrique. No airing date has been announced yet for Bagani, which is directed by Richard Arellano and Lester Pimentel.
Dingdong Dantes met with Star Cinema Managing Director Olivia Lamasan on February 8. Dingdong will once again do a movie with Star Cinema this 2018.
The GMA-7 actor met with Star Cinema Managing Director Olivia Lamasan and other executives earlier today, February 8. Dingdong was last seen in the 2017 Star Cinema dramedy Seven Sundays.
Star Ad Prom head Mico del Rosario posted a photo of the Star Cinema group with Dingdong and wrote in the caption: "Yay!! working with @dongdantes AGAIN soon!!"
Olive Lamasan is the new managing director of ABS-CBN Films Productions Inc. More popularly known as Inang in the Philippine film industry, Olive previously headed Star Cinema’s creative department before the appointment.
She directed films such as Madrasta, Milan, Got to Believe, In The Name of Love, The Mistress, Starting Over Again, and most recently, Barcelona: A Love Untold.
In January 2017, ABS-CBN announced the retirement of Malou Santos as chief operating officer (COO) of Star Creatives. Malou will now serve as an executive adviser to Cinema, focusing on foreign film acquisitions and regional co-productions. She will also oversee Citymall cinema operations under Cinescreen Inc.
Sharon Cuneta goes nostalgic again by posting throwback photo with ex-husband Gabby Concepcion and their daughter KC, who was still a baby then.
Finally, after so many years, Sharon and Gabby will join a project together, not on the big screen, not even on the boob tube, but through an endorsement.
The megastar posted a throwback photos of Gabby and KC.
Captioned "Goodnight, Cassandra Concepcion Kaycee-Waysie. I Love you so much, mija. Dulces sueños. Goodnight a tu papá también. (Sweet dreams. Goodnight to your dad too.)"
Sharon and Gabby were among the love teams who became very famous in the 80's until the early 90's. The estranged couple first movie team up was "Dear Heart" in 1981. Because of its huge success, the movie was followed by "P.S. I Love You" which was also shown on the same year.
Their reel love team became real. In September 23, 1984, Sharon and Gabby got married. In April 7, 1985, Sharon gave birth to a bouncing baby girl, who was later on named as Maria Kristina Cassandra "KC" Cuneta Concepcion.
However, after three years, they separated. Now, both Sharon and Gabby are happy with their partners in life.