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Revamped faves, news and sports exclusives comprise TV5’s Q3 slate

TV5 president and CEO Noel C. Lorenzana outlines the network's programming for the third quarter of the year. (Photo by Bayani Bravante/TV5)

With brand-new shows and newly improved favorites, TV5 recently announced its third quarter line-up of Entertainment, News and Sports favorites with a trade launch dubbed as “Signal No. 5: Umuulan ng Saya”.

During a program hosted by “Face The People” hosts Gelli de Belen, Edu Manzano and Tintin Bersola-Babao, the new shows were unveiled by TV5 president and CEO Noel C. Lorenzana to several business partners, media agencies, key sponsors and other VIPs.

'Face the People' hosts Gelli de Belen, Edu Manzano, and Tintin Bersola-Babao. (Photo by Bayani Bravante/TV5)

Leading the formidable primetime offerings is the popular cable reality show “It Takes Gutz to Be a Gutierrez”, which airs Saturdays at 7PM beginning July 5. Dubbed as the “Asian Kardashians”, the Gutierrez family was personally on hand to promote the show during the trade launch.

Actor and sportsman Richard Gomez officially becomes a Kapatid as he hosts “Quiet Please! Bawal ang Maingay!”, a one-of-a-kind weekly game show that challenges contestants to complete a series of tasks without making any noise at all.

And contrary to recent reports, “Talentadong Pinoy” is returning to TV5 for not just one but two straight seasons. According to TV5 media head Jane Basas, the country’s original and longest-running talent show will remain on the air until December of this year.

Two gripping Koreanovelas will take over the weeknight primetime slots starting July 7. There’s the fantasy-drama “Bride of the Century” airing from 9 to 9:30PM. It will be immediately followed by the romantic comedy “Cool Guys, Hot Ramen” from 9:30 to 10PM.

The stars of 'It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez': Richard Gutierrez, Raymond Gutierrez, Ruffa Gutierrez, Annabelle Rama and Eddie Gutierrez.(Photo by Bayani Bravante/Interaksyon)

Two returning programs are getting a radical makeover. Now with the addition of Edu Manzano, “Face The People” will brighten up viewers’ late mornings from 10:15 to 11:15AM also starting July 7.

“It will still be the same show that tries to solve people’s problems but Edu will now provide a much-needed male perspective for the program. Tintin will then go to the field and revisit previous occupants of our Silya de Kunsensya and see how they’re doing now,” Basas revealed.

Immediately following “Face The People” is another returning favorite, “Let’s Ask Pilipinas” (11:15AM – 12:00NN). The country’s favorite interactive game show will now be hosted by singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid who brings a fresh, new approach with his natural comedic flair.

In what is literally good news, the news programs of News5 are also getting makeovers of their own. Now under the unique One Brand News Program umbrella, the flagship weeknight primetime news show “Aksyon”, which airs every 6 to 7PM and anchored by Erwin Tulfo, will now feature a brand-new segment, “Reaksyon” hosted by News5 head Luchi Cruz-Valdes.

Martin Andanar, Grace Lee and Lourd de Veyra start our day on the right note as they anchor “Aksyon sa Umaga”, a new morning show airing from 5 to 7AM. The tandem of Raffy Tulfo and Cherie Mercado gives us another dose of the news come noontime with “Aksyon sa Tanghali” (12 to 12:30PM) while Paolo Bediones and Cheryl Cosim round up the day’s top stories on “Aksyon Tonite”.

“T3”, the popular and hard-hitting public service program hosted by Erwin, Ben and Raffy Tulfo, moves to an earlier daily timeslot at 12:30 – 1PM.

Coach Chot Reyes with 'Trenderas' stars Katrina Velarde, Isabelle de Leon and Lara Maigue.(Photo by Bayani Bravante/Interaksyon)

As far as sports shows are concerned, TV5 has several game changers for the mid-year. Fans of our national team, Gilas Pilipinas, will certainly look forward to the live free TV airing of all the Gilas team’s much-anticipated games in the upcoming FIBA World Cup, which is set to run from August 30 to September 14.

Gilas coach and Sports5 head Chot Reyes said viewers can expect in-depth and exclusive coverage of the Gilas’ unprecedented journey, beginning with the team’s participation in key international tune-up tournaments against the world’s premier basketball teams in the FIBA Asia Cup (July 11-19) and Gilas vs. The World (August 8- 25).

More sports fare will be provided with TV5’s exclusive telecast of the Nanjing Youth Olympics (August 16- 28) and the Asian Games (September 19- October 4). In addition to its ongoing coverage of the PBA games, there’s more basketball action with the exclusive airing of the Manila Leg of the FIBA 3×3 (July 19-20) and the thrilling NCAA Season 90 basketball games (MWF at 2:00 and 4:00PM; Saturdays at 12:30PM, beginning June 28).

“Kita naman natin ang kasiyahan ng mga Pilipino pagdating sa sports. Yun lang naman ang gusto natin, ang mapasaya ang mga Pilipino,” exclaimed TV5 president and CEO Noel C. Lorenzana.

Also present during the trade launch are the performing trio of Isabelle de Leon, Lara Maigue and Katrina Velarde who promoted “Trenderas”, their upcoming “musicalserye” which they headline together with the one and only Superstar, Ms. Nora Aunor.

Derek Ramsay touts the second season of 'The Amazing Race Philippines'. (Photo by Bayani Bravante/TV5)

A raincoat-wearing Derek Ramsay was also around to relay the good news that the ongoing auditions for the much-awaited second season of “The Amazing Race Philippines” was going very well as he and his equally amazing creative team had spotted several promising aspirants. The show is scheduled to premiere this October.

Lorenzana said that TV5’s third quarter storm differentiates TV5 from the other networks in a good way.

“The high energy nature of these shows are consistent with the image of TV5 as the Happy Network,” he added.

But that’s not all. Both Basas and Lorenzana were one in saying that as exciting as the network’s third quarter offerings are, viewers ain’t seen nothing yet.

“Wait for the 4th quarter. Baka umikot ang mundo natin,” Basas hinted.

“Like we said, we’re doing this brick by brick by brick. May mga sorpresa pa so you just wait,” Lorenzana promised.