PRESS RELEASE: “WILDFLOWER” GIVES TFC ITS WILDEST TV ENDING

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Lily teaches viewers courage and resilience…
“WILDFLOWER” GIVES TFC ITS WILDEST TV ENDING

ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) hit series, “Wildflower”, is about to end its year-long run with its “wildest ending” happening next week.

With Raul (Wendell Ramos), Helena (Zsa Zsa Padilla), and Arnaldo (RK Bagatsing) out of the picture, Lily (Maja Salvador) appears to have the upper hand in her mission to get the Ardientes off their high horses and finally set the people of Poblacion Ardiente free from their deception and abuses. But Julio (Tirso Cruz III), together with Emilia (Aiko Melendez) will not give up without a fight and will make sure Lily will pay for everything that she did.

After publicly putting the blame on Lily for Arnaldo’s death, the Ardientes humiliate her in public and force her to walk around town with a signage that says she is a killer, while Emilia lashes her back with a whip. But just when the odds are seemingly back in the Ardientes’ favor, the people of Poblacion Ardiente discover a mass grave of bodies suspected to belong to their loved ones who went missing, causing a massive public outrage.

How will this discovery change things? Where will Lily find a spark of hope amidst the misery? When will Poblacion Ardiente finally see the light after many years of being in the dark under the Ardiente rule?

More than just a story of revenge, “Wildflower,” produced by ABS-CBN under the business unit led by director Ruel Bayani, is a story of a woman’s courage, determination, and resilience to find justice for her family and for the people of one town. Driven by hope and love, main protagonist Lily Cruz fights for what is right without putting the law in her hands.

Ever since its premiere in February 2017, “Wildflower” has been a consistent top-rating program in primetime and a consistent trending topic on social media. It reached an all-time high national TV rating of 35.2% for its October 10 episode – the highest rating earned by a program in the 6 pm timeslot in recent years. It also ranked 13th on Kantar Media’s list of most watched programs for 2017 and is among the most watched shows on TFC online (TFC.tv).

From a bride in black walking down the aisle to a fierce lady in gold making one unforgettable entrance, “Wildflower’s” many showstopping scenes became memes that went viral online. It is also one of the most talked about shows by netizens.

The show also received various recognitions from award giving bodies such as PMCP Star Awards for TV, LionhearTV Rawr Awards, GEMS Hiyas ng Sining Awards, and even the Asian Television Awards where Tirso Cruz III was finalist in the best supporting actor category.

Don’t miss the last few episodes of “Wildflower” only on TFC worldwide. (ABS-CBN Corporate Communication, Manila, Philippines)

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About ABS-CBN Corporation

ABS-CBN Corporation is the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment organization. The Company is primarily involved in television and radio broadcasting, as well as in the production of television and radio programming for domestic and international audiences and other related businesses. ABS-CBN produces a wide variety of engaging world-class entertainment programs in multiple genres and balanced, credible news programs that are aired on free-to-air television. The company is also one of the leading radio broadcasters, operating eighteen radio stations throughout the key cities of the Philippines. ABS-CBN provides news and entertainment programming for eight channels on cable TV and operates the country’s largest cable TV service provider. The Company also owns the leading cinema and music production and distribution outfits in the country. It brings its content to worldwide audiences via cable, satellite, online and mobile.  In addition, ABS-CBN has business interests in merchandising and licensing, mobile and online multimedia services, glossy magazine publishing, video and audio post production, overseas telecommunication services, money remittance, cargo forwarding, TV shopping services, theme park development and management, property management and food and restaurant services, and cinema management, all of which complement and enhance the Company’s strength in content production and distribution. The Company is also the first TV network in the country to broadcast in digital. In 2015, it commercially rolled out its digital TV box, ABS-CBN TVplus, to prepare for the country’s switch to digital TV.

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SAVE THE DATE: The 43rd MIFF Best Picture of 2017, “ANG LARAWAN” (“The Portrait” with English Subtitles), Comes to U.S. Theaters on January 12, 2018

SAVE THE DATE: The 43rd MIFF Best Picture of 2017,
“ANG LARAWAN” (“The Portrait” with English Subtitles),
Comes to U.S. Theaters on January 12, 2018

“A stirring musical drama… a class act… impeccably performed… beautifully decorated… highly emotional and tremendously satisfying finale.” – Richard Kuipers, Variety

Click on the poster to watch the trailer.

Kick off your 2018 with a top-rate experience of the best of Filipino cinema!

“A lavish, absorbing family drama… an elaborate feast of the eyes… Rolando Tinio’s elegantly written lyrics…

Ryan Cayabyab’s affecting soaring score has found its heartbeat” – Oliver Oliveros, Broadway World

“If you’re a fan of #PauloAvelino, I urge you to watch his stellar #AngLarawan.  He doesn’t sing as well as the others, but his acting!

He will be one of the greatest as he continues to grow!” – Lea Salonga, Twitter

“Joanna Ampil, in her first film, has delivered the strongest performance… Her performance at the end of Act 1 alone is heart-rending,

a cry that stays with you for the rest of the movie.” – Paolo Barazon, Cinemabravo.com

“But no one speaks and sings more eloquently than Paula and Candida. Ampil and Alejandro’s voices and performances soar as the sisters resist the temptation of a quick fix in the belief that their father’s work represents something far more valuable than money.” – Richard Kuipers, Variety

“A new film adaptation of the beloved 1950 Filipino play “A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino: An Elegy in Three Scenes” should win over anyone, regardless of national origin, who appreciates a musical that delivers an emotional wallop. This evocative, dark-edged work does justice to the literary legacy of the late Nick Joaquin, the Philippines’ greatest modern writer, poet, and playwright.”

– Lawrence Harmon, The Boston Globe

“This is a film that will not only entertain you with its garish yet top-notch production value but will also make you think how we consider

what is important in our personal lives.” – Jed Chua, ReelAdvice.net

For more information visit https://www.tfc-usa.com/ang-larawan-the-portrait/