The Filipino Channel Awards Kapamilya Circle Member 1 Million Philippine Pesos During ``Wowowee''; San Jose Woman Wins At Special U.S. Edition Of Game Show

BURLINGAME, Calif.--()--June 30, 2005--The Filipino Channel (TFC), the number one Filipino network in the U.S., hosted a special Bay Area taping of the game show and Philippine phenomenon "Wowowee" then added even more excitement to the event, which airs on TFC this Sunday, July 3 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time, by giving away one million Philippine pesos (PHP) ($18,000) to one lucky player.

Ms. Zenaida Guiam of San Jose, Calif., a long-time TFC viewer and a member of the exclusive Kapamilya Circle, was selected to play the popular game hosted by Janelle Jamer and Marvin Agustin. Ms. Guiam was the only contestant to answer all questions correctly and advance to play "Pera O Bayong" where she won the one million PHP prize. The show taping attracted more than 10,000 people from around the U.S.

The show taping took place at Fiesta Filipina, the annual Philippine Independence Day celebration, held in San Francisco on June 18. TFC stars Martin Nievera and Piolo Pascual delighted attendees and fans with special performances during the Fiesta.

"ABS-CBN International is always looking for an opportunity to bring our hottest shows to the U.S. to thank our loyal viewers for 11 great years," said Esperanza Cabunoc, Senior Manager of TFC Direct at ABS-CBN International. "For all ABS-CBNi events, members of our exclusive Kapamilya Circle will receive perks and benefits not available to the general public."

Kapamilya Circle: Exclusive Rewards

The TFC Kapamilya Circle is an exclusive, members-only loyalty program designed to reward viewers of TFC on cable and subscribers of TFC Direct satellite service. In addition to exclusive members-only concerts and events, members receive various discounts when they purchase products or services from ABS-CBNi's StarryStarry Store, StarKargo and Tawag-Remit. TFC Direct subscribers are automatic members of Kapamilya Circle and cable subscribers can visit www.abs-cbni.com for more information on how to become Kapamilya Circle members.

About TFC

The Filipino Channel (TFC) is the largest, longest running Filipino network in the world and is owned by ABS-CBNi. TFC is viewed by more than one million Filipinos around the globe every day. TFC continues to be North America's first and only 24-hour cable and satellite service offering all-Filipino programming. TFC Direct satellite service offers viewers six unique channels: TFC, Cinema One, ANC, Pinoy Central, DZMM and DZRR.

About ABS-CBNi

ABS-CBN International (ABS-CBNi) was created to be of service for all Filipinos 11 years ago. With the launch of TFC, the company was the first and most successful Filipino broadcaster in the U.S. The company offers telecommunication, retail, money remittance and cargo forwarding services along with philanthropic support of Filipinos and the communities they now call home. Based in Burlingame, Calif., ABS-CBNi is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ABS-CBN, the Philippines largest entertainment and broadcasting company. For more information, visit www.abs-cbni.com.

Contacts

GolinHarris for ABS-CBN International
Kevin Schader, 415-274-7911
kschader@golinharris.com

Contacts

GolinHarris for ABS-CBN International
Kevin Schader, 415-274-7911
kschader@golinharris.com