Mother Ignacia’s March Madness

ABS-CBN Sunday's Best look sizzling this March with pageantry, prizes and pizzazz.

ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best looks sizzling this March to start its summer season with pageantry, prizes and pizzazz.

THIS TITLE has nothing to do with the American collegiate basketball championships once carried by TV5 last year. This has something to do with ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best with confirmed lineup this March 2015 to set ablaze its viewers, even though it’s Fire Prevention Month.

Knowing that The Voice PH II concludes this weekend and fearing of taking too much time and delaying Gandang Gabi Vice, the Oscars delayed telecast is shelved and will instead carry another Robi Domingo’s travel documentary “Hokkaido” on the first day and first Sunday (March 1).

Fitting in the celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8), 34 aspiring Filipina beauties will be seen on Binibining Pilipinas 2015: The Road to the Crown Pre-Pageant Special. Like the past primers since 2012, the network devised it to know more on the candidates but critics speculated that the preliminary documentary caused the loss of ratings against GMA’s Sunday Night Box Office (SNBO) on the main event.

The Ides of March (March 15) will mark a fateful day not because of one crown of Caesar but few for Filipinas to represent our nation to their respective international pageants on Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Grand Coronation Night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, a.k.a. the Big Dome. However, critics took precautionary measure to expect few hours delay on free TV due to committed programming unless you subscribe cable or you have installed your TVplus (a.k.a. “the Mahiwagang Black Box”).

March 22 will carry the telecast of 31st PMPC Star Awards for Movies. The actual ceremony will occur a fortnight (two weeks) prior at Solaire Resorts and Casino. The organization behind the awarding, Philippine Movies Press Club, Inc. will be the target for another ho-hum from its critics — this time, prying eyes of warning for favoring Star Cinema and/or Kapamilya stars — as if they did on the Star Awards for Television last November.

Last but not the least, Julia Barretto will enter adulthood in the prominent showbiz scion come March 10 and what more to celebrate it with an extravagant debut. On March 29, this will be televised as “Just Julia: Beautiful at 18.”

As these Sunday late night specials are now set for Channel 2 for the new month, the rival from a stone’s throw at Timog’s with their SNBO should take a careful yet strategic decision before James Ty III — the Sunday TV guide guru — will post and possibly pest over.

Keep the fire burning but please, don’t literally burn your house.

Kawawa ka naman kung nasunugan ang bahay.

Mag-ingat tayo ngayong Fire Prevention Month!

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[Photo collage made by author-admin using Microsoft PowerPoint, courtesy of Bb. Pilipinas Facebook Page, Inquirer Entertainment, and]



  1. That Hokkaido docu is about Robi Domingo and his family taking their winter vacation on the Japanese island, hence the docu’s title.

    It is possible that the recent birthday concert of Aicelle Santos would be aired someday on SNBO. (Jennylyn Mercado’s recent Valentine’s concert was aired on SNBO less than a month after its live performance date.)

    Airtime Marketing (the company in charge of video production for the Star Awards) should also be warned of any criticism over editing footage of PMPC’s award ceremonies for broadcast on television.

    1. Aicelle’s concert can compete against either of the two specials: the delayed telecast of the Bb. Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night or the edited-for-telecast PMPC Star Awards for Movies.

      But the lineup will be disclosed by the Lord of Sunday TV, Mr. James Ty III.

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