GMA News TV launches six new programs
Rosalinda L. Orosa (The Philippine Star) - July 11, 2011 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - GMA News TV Channel 11 unveils six new, must-see programs beginning this month.

Practical tips and special techniques in cooking taught with a dose of humor and a sprinkling of lessons in life. Idol sa Kusina has all the right ingredients for a show that is both informative and entertaining.

Host Master Chef Pablo “Boy” Logro and his celebrity guests will have viewers savoring sumptuous dishes and learning how to create these themselves. Recently seen as the head judge of GMA 7’s Kitchen Superstar, Chef Boy Logro is a master chef in Oriental, Mediterranean and Western cuisine. He finished international culinary training in Italy, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom, Turkey, Singapore and Japan.  

Chef Boy Logro’s exceptional cooking skills helped him rule the royal kitchen of the Sultan of Oman. He also holds the distinction of being the first Filipino to be named as an executive chef of a five-star hotel in the country. He is the president of the Hotel and Restaurant Chefs Association of the Philippines, and has his own culinary school named CLICKS (Chef Logro Institute of Culinary and Kitchen Services).

Expand your culinary horizon with Idol sa Kusina every Sunday night at 7. 

Follow that Star, the newest docu-reality show on GMA News TV takes viewers behind the cameras to give them a glimpse into the real lives of the reel people they only see on the small or big screen.

The show will tell viewers who the stars really are when stripped of makeup and out of the klieg lights. It aims to show the person behind the fame, glamor and money.

Follow that Star’s camera will zero in on one celebrity per episode — following his day-to-day activities, revealing his family, work and private life. No scripts, no second takes, just the truth behind a star’s successes and failures.

The glimpse into the ordinary and not-so-ordinary world of the famous begins July 9 at 7:55 p.m. with the life story of Jillian Ward.

Balita Pilipinas Ngayon anchors Maki Pulido and Mark Salazar

Get the biggest news from the entire country with Balita Pilipinas Ngayon. Anchored by Maki Pulido and Mark Salazar, the newscast is a one-hour daily recap of the headlines from various points in the country.    

Pulido and Salazar, along with some of the most credible broadcasters from the regions, will deliver the biggest stories from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. It will also familiarize viewers with each region’s food, travel, history, art and culture.  The program will also join Serbisyong Totoo activities by the GMA Kapuso Foundation, in tandem with local and national partners.

Balita Pilipinas Ngayon premieres July 11 at 4:30 p.m.

Jay Taruc travels to places where four wheelers cannot go in Motorcycle Diaries.

Each week, the George Foster Peabody award-winning senior reporter will take viewers on an unforgettable journey into areas unseen to look for stories untold.  

Taruc drives his motorcycle to the locale and immerses in the issue affecting the people he covers. Motorcycle Diaries begins airing on July 15 at 8 p.m.

Providing an alternative viewing in the pre-primetime block, GMA News TV launches Personalan, a one-hour talk-drama show that unveils not just the story but the emotional journey of a featured individual.  

Ali Sotto, host of Personalan

Bannered by Ali Sotto, Personalan is an innovative reality-based program that combines talk show and drama as it gives importance to the fact that everyone has a story to tell. It premieres July 25 at 5 p.m.

A newscast that is designed to be lightning-quick and ready to broadcast from any place and in any situation, News TV QRT will have Jiggy Manicad and his team taking viewers right where the action is.

The show will serve as eyewitness, collecting data from the field, cross-checking data with relevant sources to help viewers make sense of the major event that just transpired.

News TV QRT airs Mondays to Fridays starting Aug. 1 at 4 p.m.

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