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August 05, 2015, Wednesday
  • Central Mindanao and Davao region experience continuous heavy rains. 1 minute ago |
  • Floods submerge 12 towns in Maguindanao. 2 minutes ago |
  • Cotabato City suspends classes in elementary schools & high schools for the second day due to bad weather. 3 minutes ago |
  • 6 landslides hit Kidapawan, North Cotabato. 3 minutes ago |
  • Typhoon with int'l name 'Soudelor' has entered PAR and is now called 'Hanna.' 5 minutes ago |
  • Large areas in Caloocan & other parts of Metro Manila & Cavite to experience water interruptions from Aug. 10 to 13. 6 minutes ago |
  • LRTA refutes speculations of a train fare increase. 37 minutes ago |
  • Sen. Trillanes cites security risk as primary reason why his witnesses in bribery charge vs. 2 CA justices won’t be able to testify. 16 hours ago |
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  • Sen. Trillanes says he will appear before CA hearing on Aug. 14 to explain his bribery charge vs. 2 CA justices. 16 hours ago |
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  • CA tells Sen. Trillanes to explain his allegation that 2 CA justices got P 25M each in bribes to stop Makati Mayor Binay’s suspension. 16 hours ago |
  • DMCI tells Supreme Court that Torre de Manila is outside the boundary of Rizal Park. 16 hours ago |
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  • Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim says the poll body can adjust its calendar of activities & extend campaign period when there is election. 16 hours ago |
  • LTFRB sues 2 fixers who had long been loitering in the agency’s vicinity & offering fake franchise to applicants. 17 hours ago |
  • Sen. Chiz Escudero says Comelec should castigate candidates abusing election rules instead of extending the campaign period. 17 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada has been experiencing light-headedness and acid reflux. 17 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada will undergo medical check up at Cardinal Santos Medical Center from 6 pm Tuesday until Thursday. 17 hours ago |
  • Sandiganbayan grants Sen. Jinggoy Estrada’s request for a medical check up at Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan City. 17 hours ago |
  • PAGASA says frequent heavy rains in the afternoon in Metro Manila are just due to thunderstorms. 17 hours ago |
  • PAGASA says there is no weather disturbance currently affecting Metro Manila. 17 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ is forecast to move west northwest at 20 kph. 17 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ was located 1,770 kilometers east of Luzon at 2 pm on Tuesday. 17 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ outside PAR has gustiness of up to 245 kph. 17 hours ago |
  • Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ outside PAR carries maximum sustained winds of up to 215 kph near the center. 17 hours ago |
  • Signal Number 3 may be raised over Cagayan when Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ enters PAR on Wednesday morning. 17 hours ago |
  • Batanes may experience Signal Number 4 when Typhoon ‘Soudelor’ (with local name ‘Hanna’) enters PAR on Wednesday morning. 17 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos & Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo attend Liberal Party meeting in San Juan today with Mar Roxas. 17 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos & Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo say no one has asked them to run as Roxas’ vice pres’l bet. 17 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos says she may run for Congress but she has not made up her mind. 17 hours ago |
  • Batangas Gov. Vilma Santos says she is not eyeing the vice presidency. 17 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says she hopes Sen. Grace Poe will agree to become Roxas’ runningmate. 17 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says if ever she will seek a higher post, it may be the senate. 17 hours ago |
  • Camsur Rep. Leni Robredo says she has no plans of running for vice president. 17 hours ago |
  • Pampanga to experience power interruptions on Thursday. 22 hours ago |
  • Sen. Jinggoy Estrada says Binay’s ‘True State of the Nation’ or ‘TSONA’ reflects the real performance of the Aquino gov’t. 22 hours ago |
  • De Lima says DOJ has no evidence that will pin down House members to the alleged BBL payoff. 22 hours ago |
  • House Sgt. At Arms Radovan says their CCTVs store only 5 days worth of videos before these are automatically erased by the system. 22 hours ago |
  • House Sgt. At Arms Nicasio Radovan says CCTVs in Batasan Complex have no recording of alleged BBL payoff last May 25, 26 & 27. 22 hours ago |
  • Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano says Binay should release his ‘true SALN’ instead of delivering a counter-SONA. 23 hours ago |
  • DOTC Sec. Abaya hits back at Binay & says the VP does not understand the root cause of the MRT problem. 23 hours ago |
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Kapuso’s new series promises complex drama

By Isah V. Red | Mar. 20, 2013 at 06:02pm
It premiered last Monday night. And what the first episode showed, GMA Network’s new soap seemed laced up with intrigues and dramatic confrontations the way prime time audiences love their damas.

Mundo Mo’y Akin, which took over the timeslot of Pahiram ng Sandali that ended on high dramatic note on GMA Telebabad last week, is a tale about beauty, friendship, and betrayal.

Returning Kapuso star Sunshine Dizon plays Perlita Mendoza and Angelika dela Cruz is Rodora Santos. The two are the best of friends until Rodora transforms into Giselle and marries the man she dreams of and who happens to be Perlita’s employer, Ziggy Carbonell played by the versatile actor Gabby Eigenmann.

Jolina Magdangal is Aida Carbonell and Kapuso newcomer Lauren Young is Darlene Carbonel, daughter of Ziggy and Giselle.

Jacklyn Jose hops over to the Kapuso station to play Victoria Carbonell, the matriarch of the family whose thriving barong Tagalog business makes them one of the richest families in their town.

Yet, Mundo Mo’y Akin brings back the love team of Alden Richards and young Louise de los Reyes. They play Jerome Alvarez and Marilyn Mendoza, respectively.

In the series, childhood best friends Rodora (Angelika) and Perlita (Sunshine) have always suffered taunting and ridicule for being. While Perlita accepted these criticisms gracefully and is satisfied with her life, Rodora believed that there’s no future and hope for unattractive people like them.

Armed with her sheer determination, Rodora works under Doña Carmen, a rich but physically and verbally abusive woman. When Doña Carmen dies of a heart attack, Rodora didn’t know that her employer left her with so much money enough to have her features changed radically via surgery.

Then she takes on another personality as Giselle.

Meanwhile, Perlita is willing to love any man who will accept her as she is. This leads her to trust a Fil-Am whom she believes loves her sincerely. But after one night of passionate lovemaking, the guy dumps her while taking all her money. Left with no choice but to accept her fate. Perlita works as a maid in the mansion of the Carbonells.

By some twist of fate, the paths of former friends Perlita and Rodora cross again in the mansion. However, Giselle is now the wife of Ziggy (Gabby), the son of Victorina (Jacklyn), the matriarch of Carbonel’s Barong. Unknown to Perlita, the beautiful wife of her boss is her childhood bestfriend Rodora.

Soon after, Giselle and Perlita get pregnant at the same time. Giselle is anxious and concerned that her child will inherit her ugly features. And this situation will bring shame on Ziggy’s family and will eventually reveal her real identity.

Giselle’s worst fears become reality when she gives birth to an ugly baby. Her world is shattered and she knows that her relationship with Ziggy is over. Perlita, on the other hand, is surprised with her cute and beautiful baby. But after giving birth, she passes out.

Giselle learns from Aida (Jolina), Ziggy’s cousin, about Perlita’s baby. Giselle conspires with Aida to switch her ugly baby with Perlita’s child and in return, she will support her in the family’s business. Aida agrees and Giselle successfully covers up her identity and switches the two babies.

As years pass by, Perlita dutifully takes care of her daughter Marilyn (Louise) while Giselle raises Darlene (Lauren) as her own child. Marilyn and Darlene become close despite their gap in status. But things will turn differently when Gerald (Alden), Aida’s son, who has always defended Marilyn, will fall in love with Darlene. A love triangle ensues and Darlene and Marilyn are now rivals.

Now I’ve told you the gist of the soap. It’s time to watch and see if the web of lies, treachery and betrayal can keep our nights alive.
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