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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Apr 4, 2015

Don't Miss Two Award Winning Films Starring Nora Aunor And Rustica Carpio As Part Of GMA-7s Black Saturday Programming

FOR BLACK SATURDAY, GMA's Lenten programming begins with “Kamen Rider” at 8am; “Tom and Jerry Kids Show” at 8:30am; “Angry Birds Toons” at 9am and “Cross Fight B-Daman” at 9:30am; followed by the computer-animated musical family film "Happy Feet" at 10:00am. The inspirational drama “Pari ‘Koy" airs at 11:30 AM. At 3 PM, “Bully” and “Bayaning Girl Scout,” two “Wish Ko Lang” drama specials will be shown. They respectively tell the stories of how an unlikely friend managed to help a bully get out of trouble and the heroic act of Jacquelin Galicia, a girl scout who gave up her life to save her fellow scouts.

Catch the independent film helmed by Jose Javier Reyes, “Ano ang Kulay ng mga Nakalimutang Pangarap?” starring Rustica Carpio who won best actrress for her portrayal of an aging housemaid who's suddenly discarded by the family she served for so many years, at 4:00pm to be followed by the award-winning film “Thy Womb” that focuses on the struggle of a midwife who can’t give birth to her own child at 5:30pm, starring Nora Aunor in a performance that won her awards abroad.

At 7:00pm, “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho” features the touching reunion between Rawan Radwan, a journalist from Saudi, and Marie Ning, her nanny who took care of her when she was still a child, and the fascinating Temple of Leah in Cebu City, a structure said to be inspired by a certain love story.

Alden Richards and Paolo Ballesteros team-up for the first time in the APT Entertainment’s Black Saturday offering “Pag-Uwi,” a story of two brothers separated by fate, airs at 7:30pm. Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera and Richard Gutierrez bring romance and laughter to the whole family with GMA Films' “My Lady Boss” at 9:30pm.

Back-to-back “I Witness” documentaries then air at 11:00pm beginning with Sandra Aguinaldo’s “Itim na Maskara,” an account of a young girl in Masbate who hides herself in seclusion because of a thick, black birthmark that covers most of her face. Jay Taruc’s “Isla ng Sisi,” a feature on the backbreaking work of handpicking rock oysters or sisi by residents of all ages, including children, in Barangay Basiao, Catbalogan City, follows at 11:30pm.