I Love Betty La Fea
I Love Betty La Fea is a Philippine drama series, aired on ABS-CBN, based on the Colombian series Yo soy Betty, la fea from RCN Televisión from September 8, 2008 to April 24, 2009. From 2009 to 2010, it was aired in Canada via The Filipino Channel. Beatriz Pengson, or Betty, is an aesthetically challenged career-oriented girl who happens to work in a posh advertising agency known as Ecomoda Manila. In an industry where everyone thrives on beauty and perfection, her lack of good looks and outdated sense of fashion make her an instant outcast amongst her superficial colleagues. Despite her shortcomings, Betty's capabilities and innate kindheartedness have gained her a set of loyal friends. Betty's lackluster life, heads a turn for the better when she meets the man of her dreams, Armando Solis, the President of Ecomoda Manila. How will Betty catch the elusive heart of someone who's way out of her league? Is it possible that a good-looking guy like Armando will fall in love with a certified ugly duckling?
Vhong Navarro as Nicholas "Kulas" Mora - One can single him out in a crowd because of his attention-getting nerdy fashion sense: high-waist pants, checkered polo shirt, suspenders. Coupled with his weird personality, Nicholas is indeed the exact male counterpart of his best friend Betty La Fea, it is his fervent wish to win the heart of his dream girl Patricia. Bea Alonzo as Herself / Beatrice "Betty" Pengson; the problem lies in her odd appearance which has always been a butt of jokes amongst her officemates. Yet not such harsh treatment can deter her from achieving her goals and from being a nice girl towards other people. John Lloyd Cruz as Armando Solis - He is the epitome of a sophisticated and adventurous bachelor who remains a certified ladies’ man despite his soon-to-be-married status with his possessive girlfriend, Marcella, but the truth is that Armando has no choice but to give in to all her demands because their families are co-founders and owners of the company where he works for as the President.
Ai Ai delas Alas as Julia Pengson. But her children persuade her to stay when Betty gets her first job in Eco Moda. Ruffa Gutierrez as Daniella Valencia - She is the main antagonist of the series; as the SVP of the ad agency co-owned by her family with the Solis, it is her job to make sure that everything is under control in Eco Moda Manila. Her distrust towards Armando’s capabilities, however creates a rift between them. Knowing that he’s the fiancé of her younger sister only intensifies her belief that he’s nothing but a first-class gigolo. In the series, it become clear that her motives are of revenge. Megan Young as Marcella Valencia - For someone who’s born with a silver spoon on her mouth, Marcella is used to getting everything she wants; as a result, her boyfriend suffers the most because of her domineering attitude similar to that of Daniella. Since she's aware of his womanizing ways, she call at all times. Ronaldo Valdez as Hermes Pengson, he is very protective of Betty when it comes to “potential suitors” like Nicholas or Armando.
Sam Concepcion as Andrew Pengson. But in truth, he's a loving son. Wendy Valdez as Patricia Suarez - A rival secretary of Betty, she always creates mean and comedic schemes to get rid of her. Patricia is attractive and sexy on the outside, but is shown to be shallow and an air-head, she wears flamboyant clothes and flaunts how proud she is of her beauty. Joem Bascon as Mario Collantes - Despite his bad influence towards Armando when it comes to women, he remains a loyal best friend to him; as the VP for Creatives, he works with Hugo and Randy for their various events and ad campaigns. Patricia is quite attracted to him. Thou Reyes as Hugo Bosinio - Because he is a creative genius, he gets away with his annoying sarcasm when talking to the bigwigs including Armando’s father, Roberto. He's a perfectionist, yet despite his aversion to ugly people like Betty, he can be nice when he wants to. Sheryn Regis as Kylie Torres Leo Rialp as Roberto Solis Pilar Pilapil as Elvira Valencia Randolf Stamatelaky as Randy Ronnie Liang as Enrique Navarro Marvin Yap as Bart Lloyd Zaragoza as Roman Jojo Alejar as Macario Princess Ryan as Rose The story starts from Betty, Andrew and Armando's childhood.
Noemi Oineza as young Betty Pengson Zaijan Jaranilla as young Nicholas Mora Carlo Lacana as young Armando Solis Angel Jacob as Susan Solis Timothy Chan as young Andrew Pengson Christian Vasquez as young Roberto Solis Betty gets
Edgardo Jose "Gary" Santiago Valenciano known as Gary V. and Mr. Pure Energy, is a multi-awarded Filipino-Puerto Rican, singer-songwriter, actor, music producer and TV host. Valenciano has released 39 albums, won the Awit Awards for "Best Male Performer" twelve times. In 1998, he became a title he continues to hold, he is part of ABS-CBN contract artists, having been a mainstay of the Sunday noontime musical variety show ASAP and the noontime, weekday singing contest segment of It's Showtime. He is tapped to sing theme songs for the network's soap operas and in-house film arm, Star Cinema. Valenciano was given the ASAP Elite Platinum Circle Award several times for his achievements in the local music industry. In his 34 years in the music industry, he has been awarded multi-platinum recording awards for most of his full-length studio albums. Gary Valenciano was born in Santa Mesa district of City of Manila on 6 August 1964, he is the sixth of seven children of Vicente Calacas Valenciano, a Bicolano from Camalig and Grimilda Santiago y Olmo, a Puerto Rican from Arecibo.
His parents met in New York and settled in Manila. His father is from Bicol, while his mother is a Puerto Rican of Italian descent who sang opera in Manila during the 1960s. Valenciano attended secondary school in La Salle Green Hills. In 1978, at 14 years old, Valenciano made his first television appearance in an advertisement for Fress Gusto, a now-discontinued soft drink sold by San Miguel Corporation, he started as a choir singer launched his career in singing and show business on 13 May 1983. He first appeared as a solo artist in 1982 in the television programme The Pilita and Jackie Show, in Germspesyal and Penthouse Live, he had his first solo concert in April 1984 followed by a number of albums. Three of his albums were released internationally, including the Christian-inspired album Out of the Dark, he won the Awit Award twelve times in the "Best Male Recording" category alone. He has been called "Mr. Pure Energy" due to his high energy dance performances in concerts; as an actor, he won the "Best Single Performance By An Actor" trophy when he performed in a drama television movie for GMA7 in the 90s.
He has appeared in 14 full-length films as the lead actor for some of the top movie companies like Viva Films, Regal Films, Seiko Films, Star Cinema, with leading ladies like Vilma Santos, Maricel Soriano, Lorna Tolentino, Kris Aquino, Sharon Cuneta, Gretchen Barretto, Princess Punzalana, Ms. Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres; as an inspirational artist, he recorded a number of Christian albums and was chosen to do a music video for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association for a song he co-wrote, "Could You Be Messiah," in 1994. He was tapped for Global Mission in Puerto Rico in 1994 where he performed with Michael W. Smith and Steve Green. BGEA tapped him as well as in Amsterdam 2000, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of Christian Broadcasting Network, producers of The 700 Club. He performed at the 50th anniversary of CBN in Virginia Beach and has guested on The 700 Club USA many times; as a performing artist, he was called the "Michael Jackson of the Philippines" in the 80s and 90s, continues to hold concerts all over the world.
He has sold out venues and theatres in the Philippines and all over the world, performing in venues like the Shrine Auditorium and Microsoft Theater in California, the Roy Thompson Hall in Canada, the Budokhan Hall in Japan, the Navy Pier in Chicago, the Sydney Entertainment Center and Hillsong Auditorium in Australia. He has performed all over the world, including in the US, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Israel, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Qatar, London, Norway, Germany, Switzerland and Amsterdam. In 1998, he became UNICEF Philippines' first National Ambassador. In 2008, he marked his tenth year as a UNICEF Ambassador with a visit to Sitio Avocado, a former war zone in Negros Oriental. Valenciano returned to acting in 2008 by appearing in the drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya, where he portrayed a prisoner who finds religion and becomes a born again Christian; that same year, he was nominated for "Best Single Performance By An Actor" in the 22nd PMPC Star Awards for TV.
In 2009, Valenciano released a collaborative album with Martin Nievera called As 1, with the carrier single of the same title. In 2010, Valenciano was in a Holy Week drama special, Gulong, a CBN Asia production shown on GMA. For his 25th anniversary in 2008, STAR RECORDS, the music arm of ABSCBN, released GV 25, a compilation of songs he composed and recorded sung by music stars of the Philippines like Sharon Cuneta, Rachel Ann Go, Martin Nievera, Piolo Pascual, Jed Madela, Erik Santos, Christian Bautista. For his 30th anniversary in 2013, his concert ARISE, staged at the Araneta Coliseum for two nights and restaged at the MOA ARENA to a jam-packed audience, won as PMPC's Best Concert of the Year, his album With You won the Best Inspirational Album for the same year at the Catholic Mass Media Awards. Valenciano formed the Shining Light Foundation in 1989, focusing on supporting diabetics and a scholarship program that has produced many multi-awarded scholars and students. Valenciano is married to María Anna Elizabeth "Angeli" Pangilinan, with whom he has three children: Paolo Valenciano is vocalist of the band Salamin.
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, blues and popular music styles such as pop, electronic dance music and filmi. Singing arranged or improvised, it may be done as a form of religious devotion, as a hobby, as a source of pleasure, comfort or ritual, as part of music education or as a profession. Excellence in singing requires time, dedication and regular practice.
If practice is done on a regular basis the sounds can become more clear and strong. Professional singers build their careers around one specific musical genre, such as classical or rock, although there are singers with crossover success, they take voice training provided by voice teachers or vocal coaches throughout their careers. In its physical aspect, singing has a well-defined technique that depends on the use of the lungs, which act as an air supply or bellows. Though these four mechanisms function independently, they are coordinated in the establishment of a vocal technique and are made to interact upon one another. During passive breathing, air is inhaled with the diaphragm while exhalation occurs without any effort. Exhalation may be aided by lower pelvis/pelvic muscles. Inhalation is aided by use of external intercostals and sternocleidomastoid muscles; the pitch is altered with the vocal cords. With the lips closed, this is called humming; the sound of each individual's singing voice is unique not only because of the actual shape and size of an individual's vocal cords but due to the size and shape of the rest of that person's body.
Humans have vocal folds which can loosen, tighten, or change their thickness, over which breath can be transferred at varying pressures. The shape of the chest and neck, the position of the tongue, the tightness of otherwise unrelated muscles can be altered. Any one of these actions results in a change in pitch, timbre, or tone of the sound produced. Sound resonates within different parts of the body and an individual's size and bone structure can affect the sound produced by an individual. Singers can learn to project sound in certain ways so that it resonates better within their vocal tract; this is known as vocal resonation. Another major influence on vocal sound and production is the function of the larynx which people can manipulate in different ways to produce different sounds; these different kinds of laryngeal function are described as different kinds of vocal registers. The primary method for singers to accomplish this is through the use of the Singer's Formant, it has been shown that a more powerful voice may be achieved with a fatter and fluid-like vocal fold mucosa.
The more pliable the mucosa, the more efficient the transfer of energy from the airflow to the vocal folds. Vocal registration refers to the system of vocal registers within the voice. A register in the voice is a particular series of tones, produced in the same vibratory pattern of the vocal folds, possessing the same quality. Registers originate in laryngeal function, they occur. Each of these vibratory patterns appears within a particular range of pitches and produces certain characteristic sounds; the occurrence of registers has been attributed to effects of the acoustic interaction between the vocal fold oscillation and the vocal tract. The term "register" can be somewhat confusing; the term register can be used to refer to any of the following: A particular part of the vocal range such as the upper, middle, or lower registers. A resonance area such as chest voice or head voice. A phonatory process A certain vocal timbre or vocal "color" A region of the voice, defined or delimited by vocal breaks.
In linguistics, a register language is a language which combines tone and vowel phonation into a single phonological system. Within speech pathology, the term vocal register has three constituent elements: a certain vibratory pattern of the vocal folds, a certain series of pitches, a certain type of sound. Speech pathologists identify four vocal registers based on the physiology of laryngeal function: the vocal fry register, the modal register, the falsetto register, the whistle register; this view is adopted by many vocal pedagogues. Vocal resonation is the process by which the basic product of phonation is en
Robinhood Ferdinand Cariño Padilla is a Filipino film actor, screenwriter and director. He is known as the "Bad Boy" of Philippine cinema for portraying protagonist gangster roles in his films Anak ni Baby Ama, Grease Gun Gang, Bad Boy 1, Bad Boy 2, to name some, he is dubbed as "The Action Prince" or "The Prince of the Philippine Action Movies". Padilla is active in television programs, having played important roles in Asian Treasures, Joaquin Bordado, Totoy Bato and Roses, Toda Max, his father, Roy, a film director and politician, served as vice-governor of Camarines Norte in the 1970s and assemblyman in the 1980s. His half brother, succeeded in their father's political endeavors, serving as a union leader, a congressman, three-term governor of Camarines Norte. Padilla's movies with Sharon Cuneta in Maging Sino Ka Man, Vina Morales in Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum series were blockbuster hits, he suffered a serious accident while filming Tulak ng Bibíg, Kabig ng Dibdíb when he was trapped inside a speeding car that flew into the air and landed on its roof.
Padilla's worst accident was when a blasting scene for Utol Kong Hoodlum burned him leaving scars around his abdomen and arms. Padilla crossed over from the silver screen to television through the ABS-CBN comedy show Pwedeng-Pwede. In 2002, he reprised his role as Anghel in the movie "Hari ng Selda: Anak ni Baby Ama 2" with Angelika dela Cruz, a sequel to the 1990 film; the following year, he topbilled Basta' t Kasama Kita. In 2005, he did two movies: the horror thriller Kulimlim and the comedy "La Visa Loca", he received Best Actor honors in the 2006 Urian Awards. Padilla had transferred to GMA Network, after his contract with ABS-CBN, where he starred in the TV series Asian Treasures, he has signed a two-film contract under GMA Network's film outfit GMA Films. That same year, he played the title role of Totoy Bato, an adaptation from a novel by Carlo J. Caparas. In 2010, Padilla returned to ABS-CBN, his projects with the network included the sitcom Toda Max, launched in November 2011, this was Padilla's second over-all sitcom his last one with Pwedeng Pwede with his former co-star, the late comedian Redford White.
In the last quarter of 2013, Padilla once again returned to GMA Network, where he starred in Adarna for his cameo role. In 2015, Padilla will be paired to former Japanese AV Idol Maria Ozawa for Nilalang for the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival. On December 1, 2015, he returned to his original mother network, ABS-CBN after 2 years and he became one of the judges in the return of Pilipinas Got Talent for its 5th season for this late 2015 to 2016 and 6th season at this present. Padilla is an anti-malaria advocate since 2004; as a MAM spokesperson, he engaged television networks in the campaign for the use of mosquito nets. Padilla flew to Turkey to attend a conference concerning the Liwanag ng Kapayapaan Foundation, a free preschool he built for Muslim children in Quezon City, which opened in 2007. On September 15, 2007 he donated 2.5 million Philippine pesos to the Muay Association of the Philippines. He portrays nationalism and love of country in many of his media appearances. Padilla was born to Lolita Eva Cariño.
He has seven siblings -- four sisters. He is half-Igorot on his mother's side. While serving a two-year prison sentence for illegal possession of high-powered firearms, Padilla converted to Islam and married Liezl Sicangco in a Muslim ceremony at the New Bilibid Prison social hall, he was released in 1998 by President Fidel Ramos. In November 2016, Padilla was granted an absolute pardon from President Rodrigo Duterte to endow him full civil and political rights, he has four children with Liezl: a son named Ali and three daughters: Queenie, who are actresses, Zhen-Zhen. He is Bela, Daniel Padilla, Mark Anthony Fernandez's uncle. Robin is the great uncle of Grae Fernandez, via his father, his house in Greenview Executive Village, Quezon City was the subject of a break-in back in May 2008. His cellular phone and loaded.357 Luger handgun were reported as stolen. In November 2009, Padilla announced. On August 19, 2010, Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez were married at the Taj Mahal in India. Padilla and Rodriguez had met during his stint as a host of Wowowee.
Rodriguez gave birth to their daughter in November 2016 in Delaware. In July 2017, Padilla became a grandfather when his eldest daughter Queenie gave birth to her daughter; the following is an incomplete list of his former and present commercials and product endorsements: Adamco Agrinegosyo Stores Yanmar Agricultural Equipment Bravo Food Supplement for Men Bravo Biscuit, Ang Bagsik Mo! San Miguel Beer Rexona Revicon Forte Kawasaki Motorcycles Liveraide Nescafe Classic Roy Padilla Sr. Robin Padilla on IMDb
The Philippines the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon and Mindanao; the capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, Malaysia and Indonesia to the south; the Philippines' location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. The Philippines has an area of 300,000 km2, according to the Philippines Statistical Authority and the WorldBank and, as of 2015, had a population of at least 100 million.
As of January 2018, it is the eighth-most populated country in Asia and the 12th most populated country in the world. 10 million additional Filipinos lived overseas, comprising one of the world's largest diasporas. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. In prehistoric times, Negritos were some of the archipelago's earliest inhabitants, they were followed by successive waves of Austronesian peoples. Exchanges with Malay, Indian and Chinese nations occurred. Various competing maritime states were established under the rule of datus, rajahs and lakans; the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer leading a fleet for the Spanish, in Homonhon, Eastern Samar in 1521 marked the beginning of Hispanic colonization. In 1543, Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos named the archipelago Las Islas Filipinas in honor of Philip II of Spain. With the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi from Mexico City, in 1565, the first Hispanic settlement in the archipelago was established.
The Philippines became part of the Spanish Empire for more than 300 years. This resulted in Catholicism becoming the dominant religion. During this time, Manila became the western hub of the trans-Pacific trade connecting Asia with Acapulco in the Americas using Manila galleons; as the 19th century gave way to the 20th, the Philippine Revolution followed, which spawned the short-lived First Philippine Republic, followed by the bloody Philippine–American War. The war, as well as the ensuing cholera epidemic, resulted in the deaths of thousands of combatants as well as tens of thousands of civilians. Aside from the period of Japanese occupation, the United States retained sovereignty over the islands until after World War II, when the Philippines was recognized as an independent nation. Since the unitary sovereign state has had a tumultuous experience with democracy, which included the overthrow of a dictatorship by a non-violent revolution; the Philippines is a founding member of the United Nations, World Trade Organization, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the East Asia Summit.
It hosts the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank. The Philippines is considered to be an emerging market and a newly industrialized country, which has an economy transitioning from being based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing. Along with East Timor, the Philippines is one of Southeast Asia's predominantly Christian nations; the Philippines was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain. Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos, during his expedition in 1542, named the islands of Leyte and Samar Felipinas after the then-Prince of Asturias; the name Las Islas Filipinas would be used to cover all the islands of the archipelago. Before that became commonplace, other names such as Islas del Poniente and Magellan's name for the islands San Lázaro were used by the Spanish to refer to the islands; the official name of the Philippines has changed several times in the course of its history. During the Philippine Revolution, the Malolos Congress proclaimed the establishment of the República Filipina or the Philippine Republic.
From the period of the Spanish–American War and the Philippine–American War until the Commonwealth period, American colonial authorities referred to the country as the Philippine Islands, a translation of the Spanish name. Since the end of World War II, the official name of the country has been the Republic of the Philippines. Philippines has gained currency as the common name since being the name used in Article VI of the 1898 Treaty of Paris, with or without the definite article. Discovery in 2018 of stone tools and fossils of butchered animal remains in Rizal, Kalinga has pushed back evidence of early hominins in the archipelago to as early as 709,000 years. However, the metatarsal of the Callao Man, reliably dated by uranium-series dating to 67,000 years ago remains the oldest human remnant found in the archipelago to date; this distinction belonged to the Tabon Man of Palawan, carbon-dated to around 26,500 years ago. Negritos were among the archipelago's earliest inhabitants, but their first settlement in the Philippines has not been reliably dated.
There are several opposing theories regarding the origins of ancient Filipinos. F. Landa Jocano theorizes. Wilhelm Solheim's Island Origin Theory postulates that the peopling of the archipelago transpired via trade networks originating in the Sundaland area around
Martin Ramon Razon Nievera is a Filipino singer and songwriter. In his career spanning more than three decades, Nievera has garnered eighteen platinum, five double platinum, three triple platinum, one quadruple platinum albums, he is referred to in the Philippines as the "Concert King". Martin Ramon Razon Nievera was born on February 5, 1962 in Manila to singer Roberto "Bert" Nievera and Conchita Razon, he has Victoria. His father was a member of the Hawaii-based troupe Society of Seven, his mother left her first husband and fled with the twins to Hawaii when they were three years old to live with Bert. At this age, Nievera underwent to a surgery to have his inguinal hernia repaired. Attending elementary and high school in Hawaii, he said that he was bullied by his classmates because of his appearance and "I wore a belt and shoes, so they thought belt and shoes meant mayaman ka. I would get beaten up for my lunch money, so my twin sister Vicki would defend me in school; the following day mas nabugbog ako because na-defend ako ng babae."Nievera developed an interest in music in singing, at an early age.
In their first year in Hawaii, the family lived on the fifteenth floor of the Outrigger Hotel, the young Nievera "would watch him perform downstairs with the Society of Seven, every night I would dream and imagine myself as one of the members of that group, singing for audiences both big and small." While working as a burger flipper at a restaurant that his family owned in Hawaii or at another family-owned restaurant, called Roadrunner Burgers, in Concord, Nievera received singing lessons from his father, learning "how and when to belt and how to end the song in a big way." By the age of fourteen, he was performing with him in Society of Seven shows. Nievera said in 2018, "It all happened in the main showroom in that Outrigger Hotel That room is now known as the Blue Note Hawaii, I still perform there to this day, it has become a sacred room for me because that's where dad gave me my first set of wings." In the 1970s, the family relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Nievera enrolled at Clayton Valley High School in Concord.
He was encouraged by the school's wrestling coach to enter the choir, impressed by a rendition of Morris Albert's "Feelings" that Nievera sang while showering in the locker room. Bert said that his son began to realize "he could sing professionally" when he was sixteen, the same age when he did. Aside from his father, who always supported his singing, Nievera credits for his skill his Cebuana maternal grandmother, Lourdes Corrales, a famous mezzo-soprano opera singer and radio personality in the 1940s. Unlike Bert, Conchita was against their son's dream, instead wanting him to become a doctor or a lawyer. "She knew what she and my father went through the business takes a lot out of you."After graduating from Clayton Valley in 1980, Nievera joined in the 1981 California State Talent Competition in Santa Clara, which he won. As contestant number 1049, he competed against over four thousand other contestants for "our days long you had to win the first day to compete the second day to compete the third day.
The third day was the championship, the fourth day is a championship of all the champions of the different categories. So I won the third day I won the overall grand champion." Nievera said. That was when I knew I was gonna be a singer." His winning piece was "The Greatest Love of All", the song that he learned from his father while working at the restaurant. In c. 1980 – c. 1982, Nievera was among the singers chosen to perform with Barry Manilow at his three-day concert in Concord Pavilion, singing back-up in a choir to the latter's "One Voice". After this experience, he said, "Okay, I'm gonna be a singer." Around this time, when he was nineteen, Nievera's parents were having problems with their relationship. Nievera attempted to commit suicide. In a 2011 television interview with Boy Abunda, he recalled going to church and venting his anger on God, screaming "What the hell is happening? What else can I do?" Inspired by his father, Nievera returned to the Philippines in 1982 to begin his own singing career.
By June 1983, he released his first LP, Martin... Take One. Nievera began co-hosting the TV variety show The Penthouse Live! with Pops Fernandez, who would become his wife. Nievera's second LP was 1984. In 1987, The Penthouse Live! was changed to Martin and Pops Twogether, in celebration of their marriage. His recording Forever led to Forever Forever and Return to Forever; as an actor, Nievera has appeared in eleven movies, seven television series and specials. Nievera's film credits include dramas, science fiction and action, he appeared with Hawaii's Society of Seven and Lani Misalucha at the Flamingo Las Vegas from February 13 through April 13, 2008. He performed a pre-Valentine/post-birthday concert with Pops Fernandez titled "Missing You" on February 6, 2009, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, he co-hosts the weekly music show called ASAP on ABS-CBN. In July 2010, Nievera's album, As Always was released. In May 2011, his album, Himig Ng Damdamin contains all of his covers. In March 2012, he was announced as one of the four celebrity judges of The X Factor Philippines, which aired on ABS-CBN by the 2nd quarter of 2012.
In 2018, Martin won as the Myx Magna Award in the Myx Music Awards, for
GMA Network is a major national commercial broadcast television and radio network in the Philippines. GMA Network is the flagship property of publicly traded GMA Network Inc, its first broadcast on television was on October 29, 1961, GMA Network is signified to as the "Kapuso Network" in reference to the outline of the company’s logo. It has been called the “Christian Network” which refers to the apparent programming during the tenure of the new management, which took over in 1974, it is headquartered in the GMA Network Center in Quezon City and its transmitter, Tower of Power is located at Tandang Sora Avenue, Barangay Culiat in Quezon City. The original meaning of the GMA acronym was Greater Manila Area, referring to the initial coverage area of the station; as the network expanded it changed into Global Media Arts. GMA's flagship television station is DZBB-TV which carries VHF Channel 7 and UHF Channel 27; the network has 48 relay stations nationwide. Its programming is available outside the Philippines through GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International.
The origin of GMA Network can be traced back to Loreto F. de Hemedes Inc. through DZBB, which started airing its radio broadcast on March 1, 1950, launched as a local radio station in Manila on June 14, 1950 and owned by Robert La Rue “Uncle Bob” Stewart, an American war correspondent. Venturing into television in the 1960s, Stewart started its television station, upon the establishment of RBS TV Channel 7 on October 29, 1961, becoming the Philippines' fourth terrestrial television station. RBS's programming is composed of foreign programs from the United States and it produced local programs to cater to Filipino audiences, it produced shows like Uncle Bob’s Lucky Seven Club, a child-oriented show aired every Saturdays. And in 1963, RBS launched its first provincial television station in Cebu, DYSS Channel 7. In the same year, from Loreto F. de Hemedes Inc, the firm was formally renamed to Republic Broadcasting System, Inc.. On September 21, 1972 President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law by the virtue of Proclamation 1081.
Marcos, ruling by decree, curtailed other civil liberties. Military personnel occupied GMA Network compound and placed it under military control to prevent alleged communist propaganda. Media outlets including RBS, critical to the Marcos administration were ordered to be closed, but in late-December 1972, RBS gave the green light by the government to return on the air this time by its blocktime agreement with the National Media Production Center, however with limited three-month permits. But due to limited licenses, difficulty in financial obligations, disallowing foreign citizens and entities from owning and operating media companies in the Philippines and the American Broadcasting Company, who owned a quarter of the company, was forced to cede majority control to a triumvirate composed of Gilberto Duavit Sr. a Malacañang official. His wife Loring was the president; the relaunched GMA, aside from sporting a light blue square logo with the network name in white had a circle 7 logo in use, in its final years the blue circle 7 logo used was similar to those used by the ABC in some United States cities.
After that, Rod Reyes, the then-general manager of RBS recruited old-timers from ABS-CBN, including from the news department and entertainment programs. Through the acquisition, the station was able to broadcast in color with a PhP8 million credit line thru buying telecine machines and acquired foreign programs. Ratings were up from #5 to #3 that time; when Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. a senator who opposed the Marcos administration, was assassinated on August 21, 1983, it was only a small item on television news. The iron grip that the Marcos administration had on television began to slip, as GMA broadcast the funeral, the only local station to do so. In 1984, Imee Marcos, daughter of Ferdinand Marcos, attempted to take over GMA. However, the takeover was prevented by GMA executives. Stewart left the Philippines for good. GMA was instrumental during the years preceding the People Power Revolution; the network was the first to air a television interview with Corazon Aquino via Viewpoint in 1984, when she announced that she would run for the presidency if she receives one million signatures.
In February 1986, the network was the first to report that Fidel Ramos and Juan Ponce Enrile broke away from the Marcos administration. When democracy in the Philippines was restored in the People Power Revolution in 1986, television stations began to air, some with their original owners; the political instability of the country added to the station's burden, when soldiers stormed into the studios for two days in a part of coup attempt to topple president, Corazon Aquino. In 1987, it became the first VHF television network in the country to provide a new dimension to viewers by broadcasting the network's programs in full stereo, it opened its high-end live studio