• GMA Network’s Holy Week lineup


    GMA Network brings a special program lineup for its viewers starting Maundy Thursday, April 17, as it airs well loved Filipino movies and shows in commemoration of the Holy Week season.

    This Thursday, viewers can begin their day with “extraordinary happiness” as the network airs the timeless movie God’s Little Children starring Sunshine Dizon and Daria Ramirez. Before noon, invite the whole family to watch the Hollywood film Free Willy 3: The Rescue that shows how teenage orca-researcher Jesse (Jason Richter) and his old friend Randolph (August Schellenberg) try to stop an illegal whaler threatening Willy, the whale, and his pregnant mate.

    By noon, American comedy film Marley & Me starring Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson, airs featuring the story of a family who will learn lessons from their adorable, but naughty dog Marley. The hit romantic-drama A Walk to Remember based on the novel of Nicholas Sparks then follows, which stars Mandy Moore and Shane West.

    After the Hollywood movies, witness the brilliant acting performances of Johnny Delgado, Cherry Pie Picache, Angel Aquino, and Juliana Palermo in the Filipino drama film Kaleldo.

    In the evening Banal na Paglalakbay will bring a solemn story to Filipino households.

    The Maundy Thursday lineup concludes with the romantic film Pangarap Ko ang Ibigan Ka with Regine Velasquez.

    On Good Friday, April 18, catch the drama film Grepor “Butch” Belgica Story, which features the life of a notorious teenage convict played by Joko Diaz.

    Kids will then have their fill of animation with the well-loved animated film Pokemon: Pikachu’s Summer Festival.

    Good Friday is also the time for recollection with Power to Unite with Elvira and Siete Palabras, which will teach ecclesiastical lessons to viewers, as reminders of Jesus’ greatest sacrifice to save the world from sin.

    A Filipino movie marathon then follows with Birhen Manaoag starring Jodi Sta. Maria and Cherie Pie Picache; Diamond Star Maricel Soriano’s Inang Yaya, which tells the story of a sacrificial nanny; and the famous film Crying Ladies with Megastar Sharon Cuneta.

    On Black Saturday, April 19, witness the heartwarming story of Crisanta, portrayed by Judy Ann Santos who was abandoned by her mother to marry a foreigner in the film Silang mga Sisiw sa Lansangan.

    Kids get their turn again with a series of animated/fantasy films, namely Pokemon: Pikachu’s Ghost Carnival, One Piece TV Special: Luffy’s Detective Story, the well-loved movie Anastasia, and Spy Kids 3: Game Over starring Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara, together with Antonio Banderas Carla Gugino and Sylvester Stallone.

    In the afternoon, the drama film Baler will capture the hearts of viewers, with the forbidden love story between a mestizo soldier named Celso (Jericho Rosales) and a Filipina named Feliza (Anne Curtis).

    By evening, Panalangin will be aired to unite Filipinos in prayer. Black Saturday finally ends with the romantic drama, Just One Summer starring GMA Network stars Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona.


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