Since its launch in 2003, it has remained consistent in AC Nielsen’s Top 5 cable channel rankings nationwide. In 2012, PBO remarkably took the number 3 spot in Kantar Media’s Top 20 Cable Channels, surpassing the acclaimed HBO, Cartoon Network, Disney, AXN, and more. PBO is hailed for its latest blockbuster movies, most-requested favorites and timeless classics, either produced by Viva exclusively or co-produced with other big movie outfits, as well as Tagalized international hits, plus record-breaking concerts. PBO is available in 300 cable systems all around the Philippines, and on nationwide carriers Cignal and Dream Satellite – call your local cable operator to enjoy the Paborito ng Bayan now!
In celebration of being the longtime “Paborito ng Bayan”, PBO will feature the movies and debut concert of National Sweetheart Anne Curtis. Catch PBO First Class, Fridays at 9:30 pm, starting with “When Love Begins”, where Anne is torn between family business and personal happiness on August 2, also starring Aga Muhlach. On August 9, it’s her blockbuster love-triangle movie with Derek Ramsay and Cristine Reyes, “No Other Woman”. Feel the undeniable spark between Anne and ex-beau Sam Milby in “Babe I Love You” on August 16. Witness her MMFF Best Actress performance in the wartime drama “Baler”, opposite Jericho Rosales on August 23. Laugh at her outrageous antics against Ai-Ai de Las Alas “Ang Cute Ng Ina Mo” on August 30.
The extravaganza continues on weekends with the grand PBO Premiere of “A Secret Affair” on August 31 at 9:30 pm. Anne stands her ground while Andi Eigenmann seduces Derek Ramsay. In drama, horror, comedy, and concert, Anne can deliver on PBO Presents, Sundays at 9:30pm. On August 5, “In Your Eyes” puts Anne in a sibling rivalry with Claudine Barretto for the love of Richard Gutierrez. The Anne-bisyosa makes her musical dream come true in “No Other Concert” on August 12, with guests Sarah G., Vice Ganda, Sam Milby, Vice Ganda, and Rico Blanco. She finds herself in the middle of horrifying hospital scenes in “Wag Kang Lilingon” on August 19, also starring Marvin Agustin and Kristine Hermosa. In “Who’s That Girl” on August 26, Anne creates conflict between Eugene Domingo and Luis Manzano, who play mother and son.
If you or someone you know is also an “Anne-bisyosa”, check out PBO’s official Facebook fan page. You could win original A Secret Affair and No Other Concert DVDs and gift cards from SM Accessories if there’s no other you!
PBO anniversary treats also include unforgettable classics by the one and only Megastar Sharon Cuneta on Saturday Back-to-Back Specials, starting at 1:30 pm. “Bakit Ikaw Pa Rin” with Gabby Concepcion, “Pagdating ng Panahon” with Robin Padilla, “Kahit Wala Ka Na” with Richard Gomez, and the classic “Bituing Walang Ningning” with Christopher de Leon are just some of the mega flicks you’ll enjoy watching again. Expect nonstop laughter on PBO Marathon every Sunday at 1:30 pm, featuring the movies of the country’s funny guys – Andrew E. on August 4, Dennis Padilla on Aug 11, Janno Gibbs on August 18, and Herbert Bautista on August 25.
Keep tuning in and get the best Pinoy entertainment you deserve! For the latest movie schedule updates and upcoming events, visit PBO’s official Facebook fan page. PBO, Paborito ng Bayan – ten years and counting!