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GMA launches trailblazing programs on 66th anniversary

THE Kapuso Network continues to chart new grounds in 2016 as it presents a line-up of game-changing programs this June as it celebrates its 66th anniversary.

GMA opens the month with “A1 Ko sa ’Yo,” a sexy comedy featuring 2016 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Jaclyn Jose as Digna Molina. Joining her are Gardo Versoza, Sef Cadayona, Benjamin Alves, Roi Vinzon, Ervic Vijandre, Denise Barbacena, Gee Canlas, Mara Alberto and Solenn Heussaff. Under the helm of Randy Santiago, catch this all-original naughty comedy every Thursday night.

The upcoming comedy series “Conan My Beautician,” meanwhile, is expected to showcase the versatility and talent of Kapuso actor Mark Herras and 2013 Ms. World Megan Young. Mark plays the role of Conan, a straight guy who is forced to work in a beauty salon.

Completing the cast are today’s most talented comedians: Cacai Bautista, Jerald Napoles, Betong Sumaya, Boobsie, Tetay, Vangie Labalan, Lotlot de Leon, Jay Manalo, Chlaui Malayao, Antonette Garcia, and Balang. Directed by Adolf Alix, Jr., the GMA News and Public Affairs show airs every Sunday starting June 26 at 5 p.m.

Airing June 27, the intriguing Afternoon Prime series “Sa Piling ni Nanay,” features the reunion of “StarStruck” Season 1 alumni Mark Herras, Yasmien Kurdi and Katrina Halili. “Sa Piling ni Nanay” tells the story of a surrogate mother and her selfless love for her daughter. Also in the cast are Nova Villa, Bettinna Carlos, Antonio Aquitania, Sofia Jayzel Cabatay. This series is under the helm of Gil Tejada, Jr.

Set to bring Kapuso viewers a funny twist to an extraordinary story of family, love and life is the new comedy series “Hay, Bahay!” Bannered by Vic Sotto and Ai-Ai de las Alas, the program shows the daily life and misadventures of a typical extended Filipino family. Joining Vic and Ai-Ai are real-life celebrity couple Kristine Hermosa and Oyo Boy Sotto, ace comedians Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, and Ruby Rodriguez. The series is directed by Bibeth Orteza.

Viewers should also watch out for the premiere of the highly-anticipated requel of Encantadia. Bagging the much-coveted roles of the four Sang’gres – Amihan, Alena, Danaya and Pirena – are Kylie Padilla, Gabbi Garcia, Sanya Lopez and Glaiza de Castro. Playing special roles are Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera-Dantes as Raquim and Ynang Reyna Minea. Joining the stellar cast are John Arcilla, Rocco Nacino, Ruru Madrid,Sunshine Dizon, Christian Bautista.

Meanwhile, Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose is tapped to perform the anniversary theme song ‘Buhos ng PaGMAmahal’. The jingle was written by Jon Fulgencio and Simon Peter Tan.