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Billboard (U.S.) Hot 100: October 28, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of October 28, 2017.

The Top 10

1. Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – Rockstar. [No. 2 last week]

2.  Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) [No. 1 last week]

3. Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – 1-800-273-8255 [No. 4 last week]

4. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do [No. 5 last week]

5. Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still [No. 6 last week]

6. J Balvin & Willy William ft. Beyonce – Mi Gente [No. 3 last week]

7. Sam  Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes [No. 13 last week] **BIG WEEKLY CHART GAINER**

8. Imagine Dragons  – Thunder [No. 7 last week]

9. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry [No. 8 last week]

10. French Montana ft. Swae Lee – Unforgettable [No. 10 last week]

 

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Singles ranked 11 to 100 this week can be found on their official website. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Billboard Philippines Hot 100: Week of October 16, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Philippines Hot 100 for the week of October 16, 2017. The list will also feature the top local performer of the week, highlighting the best performing single from a Filipino artist or band.

The Top 10

1.  Khalid – Young Dumb and Broke (No. 1 last week)

2. Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee – Despacito. (No. 2 last week)

3. Sam Smith – Too Good at Goodbyes (No. 6 last week)

4. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One (No. 4 last week)

5. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You (No. 5 last week)

6. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (No. 3 last week)

7. Ed Sheeran – Perfect (No. 28 last week) **BIG WEEKLY CHART GAINER**

8. Macklemore (ft. Lil Yachty) – Marmalade (No. 7 last week)

9. BTS – DNA (No. 8 last week)

10. Iñigo Pascual – Dahil Sa’Yo (No. 11 last week)

Top Local Performer

10. Iñigo Pascual – Dahil Sa’Yo (No. 11 last week)

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Singles ranked 11 to 100 can be found on their official website. Our thanks to Billboard Philippines for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

Billboard (U.S.) Hot 100: October 21, 2017

Our partner, From the Tube, is having an indefinite writecation. Until he recovers, Timow’s Turf will delegate his tradition on the Billboard charts. Without further ado…

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of October 21, 2017.

The Top 10

1.  Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) [No. 1 last week]

2. Post Malone ft. 21 Savage – Rockstar. [No. 2 last week]

3. J Balvin & Willy William ft. Beyonce – Mi Gente [No. 21 last week] **BIG WEEKLY CHART GAINER**

4. Logic ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid – 1-800-273-8255 [No. 4 last week]

5. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do [No. 3 last week]

6. Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still [No. 7 last week]

7. Imagine Dragons  – Thunder [No. 17 last week] **2ND BIG WEEKLY CHART GAINER**

8. Demi Lovato – Sorry Not Sorry [No. 10 last week]

9. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber – Despacito [No. 5 last week]

10. French Montana ft. Swae Lee – Unforgettable [No. 6 last week]

 

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Singles that are ranked 11 to 100 this week can be found on their official website. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

Billboard Philippines Hot 100: Week of October 9, 2017

Our partner, From the Tube, will have an indefinite writecation. Until he recovers, Timow’s Turf will delegate in his tradition on the Billboard charts. Without further ado…

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Philippines Hot 100 for the week of October 9, 2017. The list will also feature the top local performer of the week, highlighting the best performing single from a Filipino artist or band.

The Top 10

1.  Khalid – Young Dumb and Broke (No. 2 last week)

2. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. (No. 1 last week)

3. Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (No. 3 last week)

4. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One (No. 4 last week)

5. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You (No. 7 last week)

6. Sam Smith – Too Good at Goodbyes (No. 6 last week)

7. Macklemore (ft. Lil Yachty) – Marmalade (No. 5 last week)

8. BTS – DNA (No. 35 last week) **BIG WEEKLY CHART GAINER**

9. KZ Tandingan – Two Less Lonely People in the World (No. 12 last week)

10. Ed Sheeran – Dive (No. 14 last week)

Top Local Performer

9. KZ Tandingan – Two Less Lonely People in the World (No. 12 last week)

 

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Singles that are ranked 11 to 100 can be found on their official website. Our thanks to Billboard Philippines for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano @ 2: On Its Longevity and On Its Despondents

TWO YEARS for a primetime teleserye is a rare feat in the chronicles of Philippine television.

Today, September 28, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano is attaining that milestone; during the course of the 20-year-old-film-turned-teleserye, we have traveled along to the saga of SPO2 Cardo Dalisay (Coco Martin) in the Philippine National Police.

Length comparisons & contrasts

One may think that the immediate TV Patrol lead-out series is as long to this decade’s daytime counterpart, Be Careful with My Heart. Well, by tonight, FPJAP will air its 519th episode and according to their recent announcement of ending up by January 2018, the series might wrap up with 605 episodes (assuming if ending on January 26) – but it’s still 17 short of BCWMH’s 622. In such terms, it could be better said that FPJAP can be called the 2010s’ equivalent to the original Pangako sa ‘Yo.

The motives behind

While some viewers defected to the rival giant over their repetitive and lengthened plot, GMA’s seven counteroffers failed to defeat Kuya Cardo’s engagements, according to Kantar. What FPJAP drives them so successful?

  • Injecting and integrating the sense of realism. Even though mostly rated SPG, the show was able to hook up due to the picturesque from the moderately paced setting of ordinary people and fast-paced action of Cardo. In the midst of the scene, is timely with current events (such as what is happening in Marawi) or within the season (e.g. Christmas, Holy Week, Back-to-School). Finally, they give real-life lessons (a.k.a. Ligtas Tips) on how to be alert in dealing with relatable situations.

  • Star building for the young and for the fallen. During the earlier course of the show, two child stars became part of the ensemble – Simon Ezekiel Pineda (Onyok) and McNeal “Awra” Briguela (Makmak) as the supporting roles. Their significant moments in the spotlight helped raised the roof of social media attention. Although the former went away to normalize his childhood, the latter pursued to take the risk with Wansapanataym as Amazing Ving. This is where GMA’s artist management failed in nurturing child stars. Aside from the young, the fallen stars from its rival were also given a chance to shine. Remember what happened to ex-Starstruck Aljur Abrenica. After his contract expired, he entered Star Magic due to his contempt with the persistent favorable treatment to veterans (No offense, Marian Rivera.) and gave him immediately the first break there.
  • Acceptance of simple elements. The theme song “Wag Ka Nang Umiyak” (by Gary Valenciano) and its signature zoom-in dramatic shots have been immortalized due to netizens’ humorous purposes – be it politics or any forms of pop culture. For the production crew, they take it with a grain of salt and compliment it as flattery.
  • Passionate production crew. Throughout the last two years, it seems the production crew, amidst tiresomeness, was satisfied in contributing to the success of the series. However, critics are showing concerns on their collective health concerns following the case of Francis Pasion’s passing just days after directing On the Wings of Love last year.

Over all, it won different television awards from the major award giving bodies (e.g. PMPC Star Awards and Box Office Entertainment Awards), the Anak TV Seal, the Church via the Catholic Mass Media Awards, different college student bodies across the country and the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) for its Golden Dove Awards. It was also given a special citation from the CIDG.

There’s the nub

While we understand that the politically keen’s standpoint of Kuya Cardo’s efforts could not be replicated under the actual PNP’s org chart due to general distrust, the real nub of this article is for those who are despondent with the show and called it “cancer.”

Initially, considerable psychological factors of tuning out and short attention span of the typical Filipino masa, an average teleserye last from 3-6 months depending on the flow of the story. It can be extended as they wish if they fared successfully. The Turf already made several proposals and a quick post to make primetime television’s lineup better without posing too much health risks for producers and artists and consumers (i.e. you, dear viewers) the freedom to choose whatever show they want to watch but then, the Big Bosses of the Duopoly are too reluctant to materialize because as of most of you would say, money talks.

Nonetheless, for the fed-up viewers, you still have to wait for four months for the agony to finish — unless an extension is announced.


Timow’s Turf would personally like to thank John Rodrigo Diaz Valdez for supplying the count of challenging GMA shows.


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In Light of IBC 13 Privatization Attempt, Few Rooster Shows Fly Out but UCBL Tips On

DURING THE DELIBERATIONS of the 2018 Budget for the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) last August 15 in the House of Representatives, Undersecretary George Apacible told the solons that privatization process of the beleaguered Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) would begin next month with the bidding price of P 4.2 billion.

According to his superior, Secretary Martin Andanar, the net proceeds – after paying unsettled obligations such as taxes to BIR and the aggregate (current, separation & retirement) pay to employees – would go to the pending People’s Broadcasting Corporation that will supervise both PTV and PBS (Radyo Pilipinas) radio stations.

While most concerned netizens are excited for the fifth attempt (according to their count) to materialize since sequestration but for the Turf, we’re still doubtful about that.

Speaking of which, the movement of IBC 13’s programming shifted in light of the very long persistent pronouncement.

 

Few sabong shows fly out

Whenever we think of IBC 13 today and not of the golden age that triggers yearning nostalgia (from the 1970s until 2003), it is mostly composed of vast nothingness but a sea of home shopping, infomercials, and cockfighting.

Due to the aforementioned impact, three sabong shows: the consistently returning Thunderbird Sabong Nation, Bakbakan Na and the oldest running Tukaan were affirmed to leave the channel.

In Bakbakan Na’s Facebook page, their loyal fans sought it as a good measure as they weren’t able to receive the program due to the signal reduction since March but from the perspective of the outgoing channel, it’ll be a loss of their sustaining income.

While Sabong Nation came back in S+A, Bakbakan Na and Tukaan will premiere on its new home on TV5 this weekend.

The remaining cockfighting programs are Chicken Talk, Salpukan 360 & STV: Ang Sabong TV ng Bayan.

A new season tips off

UCBL 2 Contract Signing

SEALED THE DEAL. UCBL President Franklin Evidente, ACA Raise President Josephine Arboleda and ATC Executive Vic de Guzman placed their right hands after signing the contacts for the new season of IBC’s sole college basketball league tipping off this week.

On the bright side, the Universities and Colleges Basketball League (UCBL) will return to Old Balara for its second season Thursday (September 7) in partnership through Asian Television Content (ATC).

This new season will debut a new team, the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) – Batangas, which is somehow following the footsteps of the sister campus in Intramuros in NCAA. The young collegiate league did not only admit a new school but also admitted a new marketer, ACA Raise, in order to cover all games as possible.

While some things are new, other elements remain the same — from the same venue (Olivarez College), to the same league frequency (Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays) and to the same delayed primetime telecast (from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight).

Program comebacks

Other programs that went back since the last time the Turf tackled about IBC were Gabay at Aksyon (possibly from PTV’s massive, hyper-partisan overhaul last June) and Fr. Archie Guiriba’s Shalom. If the two shows came back, amidst the difficulty of the falling network in all aspects, then, it would really be nice if Ka Gerry Geronimo’s Ating Alamin would also make their return to this network after eight years.

That being said and whatever the events will happen, the all-out surveillance still lingers on over the embattled Broadcast City upon Capitol Hills as we will continue to keep update here on Timow’s Turf.


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Moving Out of Broadway is the Hardest Thing to Do…

Broadway Centrum has been the home of Eat Bulaga for 22 years.

(This post is dedicated in memory of my paternal grandmother, Nanay Miriam Paragas, who passed away last Wednesday night.)

LAST MAY, my paternal family went to Antipolo for the annual summer outing. We passed over Broadway Centrum to and from the destination and it triggered me about a discussion of a transfer from it for a noontime variety show last year on PHTV Facebook Group where I am currently sitting in as an administrator.

In time for the 38th anniversary of Eat Bulaga, Timow’s Turf will neither discuss about the current trends of their segments nor their dabarkads but on the fate of the studio building that housed it and its difficulty of letting it go. (more…)

Timow’s Turf Midyear Report 2017 (Part 1)

WE ARE OFFICIALLY in the midpoint of 2017 and for the past six months, the Philippine media landscape changed faster than anyone could have guessed.

Here on Timow’s Turf, we will focus on the moments that transpired the first half of the year. Welcome to

Welcome to the Turf’s Midyear Report 2017.

Because of the widened rate of deviance that needs to be recorded as possible, this series is divided into three parts. This article marks the first part of the said series.

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COMING BACK: ‘Mr. Oh’ is coming to CLTV 36 tomorrow

Oh Ja Ryong is Coming

“Here Comes Mr. Oh” will be on the small screens once again but this time on a regional-scale broadcaster.

SOMEONE IS COMING tomorrow to CLTV 36.

You may or may not recognize him but Oh Ja-Ryong is coming.

The Koreanovela “Here Comes Mr. Oh” will be back once again, this time to its new home in Jose Abad Santos Avenue (formerly known as Olongapo-Gapan Road) in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga.

For those who are familiar with that show, this is the Koreanovela that premiered on People’s Television (PTV) back in 2014 and re-aired in 2015 as part of their digital TV test broadcast.

While their dubbing from the previous network will carry on to its new yet downsized habitat, their former home ceased airing them due to a very inherent and a very parochial management as they usually giving priority to the President’s activities (which is still practiced even today).

By regional standards, CLTV is very stable and old enough – they are 10 years old, dear readers – to cover their first K-Dramedy. However, unlike Channel 4 that aired at 5:30 p.m., their slated timeslot is definitely ungodly at 1:30 p.m. According to a member of the PHTV Group, this is mainly because of packed primetime of news and features throughout the dedicated region.

Perhaps, the new programming deal proves to the quintessence of the country’s regional broadcasters that it still functions as a spherical laboratory of broadcasting — a place where tinkering and experimenting continue as they are competing with and giving the major national ones some hints.

“Here Comes Mr. Oh” airs Monday to Friday on CLTV 36, available nationwide on Cignal in channel 115.


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Pabasa ng Philippine TV for Holy Week 2017

Ecce Homo (1871) by Antonio Ciseri (1821-1891)

IT’S SO HARD to believe that Holy Week is next week — the first on the nine-month-old Duterte administration and yes, the Turf understands it as a political aspect of Calvary we’re harnessing.
Anyway, in this penultimate and pious week of Lent, many words emanate to our psyche: reflection, journey, sacrifice, panata and self-penitence.

As part of the countdown to 500 years of Christianity, this year (2017) is designated for the Year of Parish as the Communion of Communities.

As part of the preparation of the Quincentennial of Christianity in the Philippines in 2021, each year within the nine-year novena (since 2012-13) has a certain designation. This year is dedicated as the Year of the Parish as the Communion of Communities. So, expect this theme to be integrated throughout the following days.
During the week, operating hours on malls and establishments are expected to be reduced — if not closed — on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday but they may resume full-time on Black Saturday.
On television, particularly, free to air, some networks either reduced to special programming or signed off. In the Turf’s annual tradition of heralding the events, the whole week will be divided into four (4) chronological groups with six (6) specific periods. In this distinctive insight, some channels and programs within the week will give notice if they’re in conflictin need of attention and something to watch out for.
Bear in mind that such insights are unpredictable.

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