5 JUN 2023

GMA Network launches a new offering on its 73rd anniversary

Based on the love between the giant Network and the audience, GMA will air new programs that explore the many facets of love.

5 JUN 2023

"LUV IS: Love at First Read"

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On its 73rd anniversary, GMA Network captivates its beloved Kapuso viewers with exciting new offerings and surprises made from the heart. Airing in June and July, each program explores the many facets of love. Promising Kapuso viewers with action and a lot of love and laughter is "Walang Matigas na Pulis sa Matinik na Misis" started airing June 4, as well as the upcoming series, "LUV IS: Love at First Read", airing this June 12, it is the second collaboration project of GMA Network and Wattpad WEBTOON Studios.
Meanwhile, beginning June 19, viewers further feel the importance of love for family through the biggest murder mystery series on Philippine primetime TV: "Royal Blood." GMA Afternoon Prime also boasts of its upcoming show "Magandang Dilag"– premiering June 26 – that will inspire viewers to love their true beauty even more.

Kapuso supporters will also definitely love the intense competition from the action-packed talent-driven entertainment series, "Battle of the Judges," hosted by Asia’s Multimedia Star Alden Richards. Premiering on July 15, this exciting program will be joined by celebrity judges: King of Talk Boy Abunda, box office queen Bea Alonzo, multi-talented comedian Jose Manalo, and GMA Network Senior Vice President for Programming, Talent Management, Worldwide, and Support Group and President of GMA Films Atty. Annette Gozon-Valdes. Together, they must select and then champion talented performers from every entertainment genre.

Jessica Soho – widely regarded as the Philippines’ most awarded broadcast journalist – has renewed her contract with GMA Network on May 31, and commits to carry on with her mission of sharing the Filipinos’ story around the globe. In the span of almost four decades, Soho has blazed a trail in broadcast journalism. She helped give the Philippines its first-ever George Foster Peabody award in 1999 and soon earned another Peabody win in 2014.

She became the first Filipino to be nominated and to have won in the New York Festivals (NYF) TV & Film Awards. She holds the distinction of having won all the medal categories at the NYF. ‘Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho’ took home the Gold World Medal earlier this year – the show’s third World Medal after winning Bronze Medals in 2019 and 2022. Her other former programs 'State of the Nation with Jessica Soho' and 'Brigada' have also brought home Silver and Bronze Medals in previous NYF Awards.

Before she was elevated to the Hall of Fame, Soho was the “Most Trusted TV Host for News and Current Affairs” by the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Awards for 13 consecutive years. She was also the first UP College of Mass Communication alumna to receive the Gawad Plaridel Award for Journalism.

GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon underscored the value of Jessica to the Network. “Jessica Soho is not only ‘The Philippines' most awarded broadcast journalist,' she is also one of GMA Network’s most-prized gems."