New Season of Pokémon Premieres on Cartoon Network Philippines; Fate of Pokémon on GMA Still Uncertain

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Pokémon XY: Kalos Quest, the eighteenth season of the long-running anime, will finally premiere in the Philippines starting Monday. (Photo: Bulbapedia)

Pokémon fans in the Philippines, rejoice! The eighteenth season, dubbed as ‘Pokémon XY: Kalos Quest’ will continue the adventures of Ash Ketchum and his trusted friend Pikachu, as well as his travelling companions Lumiose Gym Leader Clemont and his little sister Bonnie, as well as Serena, who once met Ash on a summer camp in Pallet Town when they were younger, and face new challenges across Kalos Region, which is inspired by France. In this season, Ash will challenge more gyms, including Clemont’s, and Serena will pursue her dream to become a Pokémon Performer and the next Kalos Queen.

As for the fate of the Pokémon franchise on GMA Network, the said network concluded the run of ‘Pokémon Black and White’ earlier this month and GMA has not released any plans to air seasons 15, 16 and 18. The said anime is now occupied by the fast-popular anime series ‘Yo-Kai Watch’.

Catch new episodes of ‘Pokémon XY: Kalos Quest’ starting Monday, 6:45pm on Cartoon Network Philippines. Cartoon Network Philippines is available on most cable providers nationwide.

New Season of Pokémon Premieres on Cartoon Network Philippines; Fate of Pokémon on GMA Still Uncertain

Game Ng Bayan Ends Friday; I Will Survive to Replace Game Ng Bayan

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‘Game Ng Bayan’ ended its run after six weeks and 28 episodes. The show is unable to beat ‘Wowowin’ throughout its run. (Photo: ABS-CBN PR)

After six weeks, ‘Game Ng Bayan’ will end its run on Friday. The show is constantly behind ‘Wowowin’ in the ratings, either from Kantar or Nielsen. Despite its favorable timeslot in Metro Manila (5:00pm), ABS-CBN Regional Network Group decided to air the said show at 9:00am (it used to air at 4:15pm when the Koreanovela ‘My Love Donna’ was aired on the said network). According to Kane Errol Choa, the Head of ABS-CBN Corporate Communications, the said show brought fun and entertainment to its loyal Kapamilyas, especially in participating barangays. According to Choa, the main host Robin Padilla will focus on his role as one of the judges of ‘Pilipinas Got Talent’, Eric Nicolas will stay as the co-host of ‘I Love OPM’, Alex Gonzaga, MJ Lastimosa and Negi will focus on other projects.

According to reports, especially from MJ Felipe, ‘We Will Survive’ will replace ‘Game Ng Bayan’ this Monday and ‘My Super D’ will premiere on the same day on ‘We Will Survive”s timeslot. Will ‘We Will Survive’ beat ‘Wowowin’? Time will tell.

Catch the series finale of ‘Game Ng Bayan’ this Friday at 5:00pm (9:00am on ABS-CBN RNG) and ‘We Will Survive’ move to its new timeslot, this Monday at 5:00pm (time TBA on ABS-CBN RNG) on ABS-CBN.

Game Ng Bayan Ends Friday; I Will Survive to Replace Game Ng Bayan

Thoughts after Pac-Bradley (in 150 words)

Manny Pacquiao ended his career on a high note, winning against Timothy Bradley and completes the Pacquiao-Bradley trilogy with 2 wins by Manny to 1 win by Bradley.

But since the fight is in the middle of the campaign period, the fight is promoted less by both GMA and Solar Sports, thanks to the Fair Elections Act.

The writer decided to watch the fight anyway, thanks to its relatives who are die-hard boxing fans. I respect the opinions of those who didn’t want to watch the fight and preferred to watch the PiliPinas Vice Presidential Debate on CNN Philippines, but with Pacquiao winning the match, mukhang may mangyayaring sisihan sa mga taong ayaw manood ng laban at marami ang talo sa pustahan sa naturang laban.

Regarding his Senatorial bid, I wish Manny Pacquiao the best of luck. Let’s see if his win over Bradley would help him win in this year’s election.

Thoughts after Pac-Bradley (in 150 words)