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    JM Yosures

    JM Yosures wins in ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’ 

    JM Yosures of Taguig City was named the grand champion of “Tawag ng Tanghalan’s” fourth year on “It’s Showtime” after he garnered the highest total combined score from the judges and viewers’ text votes in the competition’s worldwide-trending grand finals on February 6.

    An engineering graduate, JM nabbed a total combined score of 89% in the final round and beat out his contenders Rachell Laylo (77.6%) and Ayegee Paredes (73.1%).

    As the grand champion, JM won P1 million, a new house and lot from Lessandra worth P2 million, a recording contract with Star Music, a management contract with Star Magic, and a special trophy made by renowned Filipino artist Toym Imao.

    JM clinched his victory in the final round with a medley of songs by Lady Gaga that included “Million Reasons,” “I’ll Never Love Again,” and “You and I.” He also received a standing ovation from the judges for his performance of “House of the Rising Sun” in Saturday’s first round.

    Rachell and Ayegee, meanwhile, took home P200,000 and P100,000, respectively, for placing second and third in the finale.

    Jane turns Coco’s life upside down in ‘Probinsyano’

    Jane De Leon

    Cardo’s (Coco Martin) seemingly insurmountable trials continue to pile up as he mourns the death of his wife Alyana (Yassi Pressman) while having to deal with Jane de Leon’s new character in the action-packed episodes of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”

    Following the intense crossfire between Task Force Agila and the Black Ops Unit that took Alyana’s life, Cardo is yet to see the last of Pol. Capt. Lia (Jane) as she gets more involved in his life and starts to do more research about his past, adding to the challenges that Cardo will soon have to face.

    Jane, in a media conference on February 5, thanked viewers for welcoming her character into the series and teased that Lia will add excitement to the story.

    “I really like the role because Lia is a little rough. What I really look forward to is doing scenes with Coco. Viewers have a lot to look forward to. What will my role be, will I be a ‘kontrabida’ or an ally to Cardo Dalisay?” said Jane.

    Jane, as a newcomer to “Probinsyano,” also said she attributes the long-running success of the show to Coco’s storytelling ideas and the strong bond that binds all of the people involved in the show.

    “Coco is very smart. He is very creative and really good at creating stories not only for himself but for the other characters in the series. Another factor is the camaraderie on set, from the staff and camera men to the directors and artists. They look after one another, especially the show. That’s how I found out why the show is still going strong,” she shared.

    As the story continues, some members of Task Force Agila continue to blame him for their hardships, including Alyana’s mom, whose resentment for Cardo only grew after the death of her daughter.

    Meanwhile, Diana (Angel Aquino) and Mang Teddy (Joel Torre) are still being held hostage by Arturo (Tirso Cruz III) and Lily (Lorna Tolentino). Despite all the beating they are receiving, Diana and Mang Teddy refuse to reveal Cardo’s whereabouts.

    Viewers continue to follow the action-packed series, which received its highest viewership record on Kapamilya Online Live as it reached over 102,000 peak concurrent viewers on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel last January 25.

    “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” airs on A2Z channel on free TV and via digital TV boxes like ABS-CBN TVplus. Digital TV box users can scan and look for A2Z channel in Metro Manila and in some parts of Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Bataan, Batangas, Bulacan, and Pampanga.