Who’s the great pretender? ‘Catch Me Out Philippines’ premieres Feb 6 on GMA

Saturday nights are bound to be more exciting as a new reality talent competition premieres on GMA Network’s primetime block. Catch Me Out Philippines, a popular original format from the United Kingdom, has been franchised by the local network as it promises to give Pinoy flavor to this one-of-a-kind game show.

Starting February 6, Catch Me Out Philippines airs at 7:15 PM on Sabado Star Power sa Gabi. It is hosted by no other than the beloved veteran comedian Jose Manalo, who has previously been one of the judges of the latest season of StarStruck (which aired on weekend nights as well). Kakai Bautista and Derrick Monasterio also join the show as Celebrity Spotters. They will go along with ten Celebrity Catchers every episode whose task is to catch who among the performers is the true amateur.

Catch Me Out PH is the first Asian franchise of the British format. Every week, the show follows two amateur contestans who will each perform alongside three professionals. Prior to their performance on stage, the amateurs have already gone through weeks of intensive practice and training. Their goal is to trick the audience, along with the Celebrity Catchers, that they are the actual experts among their respective groups. The impostor who is able to get the most votes from the audience wins 100,000 pesos in cash for being the great pretender of the episode.

Directed by Rico Gutierrez, Catch Me Out PH is set to surprise audiences with spectacular performances and let everyone guess who is the amateur. The show also airs abroad through GMA Pinoy TV starting February 7.

VST Productions’ first feature film ‘Boy Tokwa’ stars Jose Manalo

Comedian and Eat Bulaga dabarkads Jose Manalo stars in VST Productions’ first feature film presentation “Boy Tokwa: Lodi ng Gapo” directed by Tony Y. Reyes.

Based on a true story, from the accounts of Rodrigo Morelos’ (aka Boy Tokwa) friends, the movie sees Boy’s grandson, Andy Morelos Woods, head back to the Philippines to search the truth about his grandfather.

Andy soon learns that his grandfather’s greatest dream is to go to USA.  Boy’s dream led him to Olongapo where his wit, ability and skills in card games became his tools for survival in the town.  Boy becomes a con artist that only targets foreigners and is well-loved by the community because of his loving nature, generosity and loyalty to friends.

During his stay in Olongapo, Boy met and courted Naval officer Anne McArthur, granddaughter of Gen. Douglas McArthur but was turned down.  His journey eventually led him to meet Patricia Woods who is also a Naval officer whom he married and was blessed with a child. But Boy soon finds himself in the midst of conflict within the community he considers his family.

“Boy Tokwa” also stars  Joey Marquez, Karel Marquez,  Allan Paule, Buboy Villar and Gian Sotto.

“Boy Tokwa” opens January 8 in cinemas to be distributed by Axinite Digicinema.