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Freddie Aguilar on Face the People

Freddie Aguilar appeared on ‘Face the People’ Monday afternoon to defend his relationship with a 16-year old minor.

Yesterday afternoon, renowned Filipino singer Freddie Aguilar appeared on TV5’s ‘Face the People’ to answer questions regarding his relationship with a 16-year old minor. Throughout the program Aguilar tried to defend his relationship with ‘Jovy’ in front of the opinionated audience, in the process encountering the mother of his girlfriend. He also argued with columnist Joey Sarmiento who disagreed with his relationship.  And finally Atty. Trixie Cruz-Angeles explained the ‘simple seduction’ case filed against Aguilar.

Aguilar’s relationship with the 16-year old minor received negative attention on both the press and social media, going as far as mocking Aguilar’s classic hits ‘Anak‘ and ‘Estudyante Blues’. However, at the end of ‘Face the People’, the audience voted to approve Aguilar’s relationship with the minor, despite the netizens’ negative opinions on the subject.

Aguilar’s appearance on ‘Face the People’ proved to be one of the most highly-anticipated episodes of the talk show so far. Although it may not translate to a ratings win in its timeslot, it should only enhance the program’s reputation as one of the most talked-about talk shows in the country today.

Select segments of Aguilar’s appearance on ‘Face the People’ can be seen on News5 Everywhere’s official website.

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TV5’s New Programs for October (Part II)

TV5 recently unveiled new weeknight programs to be aired starting tomorrow. In Part I, I discussed the news programs under the Karunungan, Balita at Opinyon block, along with changes on ‘Good Morning Club’. For Part II, I will discuss the programs under the ‘Everyday All the Way’ block.

At 4:30 p.m., ‘Face the People’ tries to solve personal problems and conflicts with the help of the audience. The program replaces ‘Face to Face‘ and will be hosted by Gelli de Belen and Tintin Bersola-Babao. After ‘T3: Reload‘ and ‘Aksyon‘, TV5 continues ‘Everyday All the Way’ with ‘Madam Chairman’, a dramatic comedy teleserye starring Sharon Cuneta as a barangay chairman/loving mother and wife struggling to cope up with both politics and family life.

Originally ‘The Gift’ was scheduled to debut tomorrow, but is rescheduled after the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals. Starring Ogie Alcasid and Joshen Bernardo, the teleserye tells the story of a musician who adopted an orphaned son of his lover. The game show ‘Let’s Ask Pilipinas’ is a local franchise of ‘Let’s Ask America‘, and host Aga Muhlach challenges homeviewers to win P500,000 by answering various question using only laptops, tablets or other mobile devices. The game show was supposed to air at 8:00 p.m., but due to the postponement of ‘The Gift’, it was moved to 7:00 p.m. bumping ‘Madam Chairman’ to the 7:30 p.m. slot.

TV5’s ‘Sine Ko Singko’ movies will continue to air at 8:30 p.m., but on Thursdays, it will give way to a pair of weekly miniseries. ‘Positive’ stars Martin Escudero as a call center agent infected by the HIV virus, and whose life will revolve around tracing the person who infected him. It will be followed by ‘For Love or Money’. The series, starring Derek Ramsay, Ritz Azul and Alice Dixson, will be a story about a decision-changing move involving both wealth and relationships.

In only two months TV5 has made a pair of game-changing moves that catered to a younger and more educative audience. Weekend Do It Better proved to be a hit, and now the Kapatid Network will try to do the same with the ‘Karunungan, Balita, Opinyon’ (KBO) block and the ‘Everyday All the Way’ block.

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In 100 Words: Face to Face Concludes

Earlier today the much-awaited final episode of ‘Face to Face‘ aired on TV5. The program concluded with original host Amy Perez thanking the viewers, the staff, and the people involved in feuds and challenges for making the show possible. The program will be replaced by ‘Face the People’, hosted by Gelli de Belen and Tintin Bersola-Babao, starting October 14.

‘Face the People’ will pick up where ‘Face to Face’ left off, except that the audience will be the decision maker of the problems faced by the guests. While the format will be a bit different, expect ‘Face the People’ to follow the same blueprint as its predecessor. The program is just one of several new TV5 shows under the ‘Everyday All the Way’ block which will premiere this October 14.