GMA-7's morning show Yan Ang Morning! hosted by Marian Rivera and Boobay will air its final episode this Friday, August 12.
This was confirmed by Marian herself in an interview with PEP.ph (PhilippineEntertainment Portal) while shooting an episode at the Korean Cultural Center in Bonifacio Global City last August 4.
Marian said that she wants to focus on taking care of her first daughter Baby Zia.
The Kapuso actress said, "Oo, kasi ang talagang pinirmahan ko sa GMA, one season lang talaga. Sabi nila, 'Extend na natin hanggang three weeks, paabutin na natin hanggang birthday mo.' Siyempre ako rin, gusto ko rin mag-focus kay Zia [her baby daughter], especially ngayong lumalaki na siya at pumapasok na siya sa school."
As a tribute, here's a look back on the show's funniest moments and hilarious revelations:
1. Kapamilya star Kris Aquino makes a guest appearance on Marian's morning show.
Months after her TV hiatus, Queen of All Media Kris Aquino granted an interview for a TV show but this time, it wa for rival station GMA-7. Kris appeared on the Kapuso network's morning show Yan Ang Morning!
Just minutes after she was called out onstage, Kris gave Marian a gift and commented, "Ang ganda ng anak, mo! Hihintayin ni Bimb!"
Kris also asked about Marian and her husband Dingdong Dantes's age gap and quickly followed it up saying, "Kinalculate ko kasi kung si Bimb at si Zia, 8 years! Puwede yun!" She ended, "Gusto ko ng magandang lahi!"
2. Lotlot de Leon confirms wedding plans with Lebanese boyfriend.
Last May 24, Lotlot gave positive response when asked about her plans to marry her partner Fred El Soury. Details of her wedding weren't disclosed but Lotlot urged everyone to pursue love. She explained, "Maikli lang po ang buhay, stop the hate ika nga. Dapat lahat tayo nagmamahalan. Pag may pagkakataon po kayong magmahal, magmahal lang po kayo ng magmahal. Walang masama doon."
3. Aiza Seguerra recalls love team memories with Spencer Reyes.
For the May 30 episode of Yan Ang Morning, guest star Aiza Seguerra recalled his earlier years in showbiz. Aiza recounted the time she was paired with dancer-actor Spencer Reyes. The singer narrated, "Lahat tayo mga child stars, dumaan tayo sa awkward stage. Yan yung super awkward stage ko yan! Kasi that time, di pa uso yung mga tween, ganyan-ganyan. Dati, it's either child star ka or may love team ka na. So that time, siyempre malaki pa pangangailangan ko no? Dala nang pangangailangan po, kaya kumapit ako sa patalim na magka-love team."
4. Charice Pempengco opens up about relationship with girlfriend Alyssa Quijano.
On the show's June 1 episode, Charice talked about how he draws strength from longtime partner Alyssa Quijano.
The phenomenal singer said, "Pag depressed ako or meron akong problema or sad ako, aside sa family ko, siyempre meron na rin akong parang itinuturing na sarili kong family rin. Si Alyssa." Charice further said that Alyssa inspires him to be more confident when he's a bit awkward around other people. "Every time I'm in front of other people, kumbaga, minsan merong times na awkward ako, e, na minsan siyempre nahihiya ka. Pag may ganung moment ako, I just need to see her, to calm me down."
5. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid receives deodorant from husband Ogie Alcasid.
Regine Velasquez-Alcasid couldn't help but laugh on the show's July 8 episode after receiving her suprise gift from husband Ogie Alcasid—deodorant. The Asia's Songbird shared an anecdote, "Kasi ang hilig-hilig niyang gamitin yung deodorant ko!" She continued, "Lagi akong nagrereklamo,' Anong deodorant yung ginamit mo?' [Siya naman], 'E di yung sa 'yo!" [Ako naman], 'Bakit yung akin?' Nagagalit ako kasi pambabae nga yun e."
6. Dingdong Dantes' best gift to Marian? His body!
Every one couldn't contain their laughter during the show's June 27 episode when Marian answered her co-host and best friend Boobay's question on what's the best gift she received from husband Dingdong Dantes. Marian answered, "Yung katawan niya! Char!"
She further explained, "May explanation! Katawan niya kasi pag pagod ako sa trabaho tapos nag-aalaga ako, nandiyan siya para [alagaan] ako kaya kailangan yung katawan niya. At saka sa pagbibigay niya sa akin ng anak, kay Zia."
7. Alden Richards admits that he's the jealous type.
Last June 13, Marian asked Alden if he's the jealous kind after reading out a letter from a fan who seeks advice about her jealous boyfriend. Alden admitted, "Ako aminado naman ako seloso ako, e. Ma-ano ako, e, mabilis akong maka-misinterpret. Kumbaga pag nakita ko yung isang bagay at hindi agad naipaliwanag sa akin, kung anu-ano na agad tumatakbo sa isip ko."
Alden added, "Pero yun nga, sabi ko nga, mababaw lang naman ako pag ganyan. Ipaliwanag lang sa akin, maiintindihan ko naman. Kaya lang minsan yung unang inis, e, sa selos yung unang inis ang hirap tanggalin, e."
8. Jennica Garcia reveals that she breastfeeds other mother's babies.
TV actress Jennica Garcia admits that she helps breastfeed other babies aside from her own baby Athena Mori.
Jennica said this is her way of giving back to other moms who helped her breastfeed for her own daughter. Jennica related, "Si mama kasi meron siyang bagong helper sa bahay tapos kakapanganak lang. Tapos kunyare may inuutos, tapos alam kong may formula milk sa baba para kapag meron siyang ginagawa at busy siya, hindi niya mapa-dede yung anak niya, ibibigay niya yung formula milk. Pag narinig ko na [umiiyak yung baby], pak! 'Ay umiiyak yung anak niya!' Takbo ako sa baba [tapos], 'Mommy ako na lang po [magbe-breastfeed].' Kinukuha ko!"
9. Tanya Garcia opens up about pregnancy with her third baby.
Tanya Garcia just recently welcomed her third daughter to actor-politician Mark Lapid.
During the June 23 episode of the Kapuso morning show, Tanya said this is her fifth pregancy, two of which were miscarriages. The actress said that her pregnancy for her third daughter was more challenging than the first two.
Tanya recalled, "Sa first wala, nag-bed rest lang ako ng first trimester kasi meron akong bleeding, pero yung meron akong nararamdaman, wala. Parang wala lang." Tanya considers her age as one of the factors which makes her pregnancy a little more challenging than the previous ones. She explained, "Siguro kasi yung first ko, unang-una, ang bata ko nun. Siyempre mas matanda na ako ngayon, I think yun, age talaga is one factor. Kasi kay Misha, wala e, nagagawa mo lahat. After nung bed rest ko, okay pa ako, nakakapag-exercise pa ako. Ito ngayon, siguro because nga mas matanda na ako pero mahirap na like mabigat. Nabibigatan ako tapos ngayon mag-e-8 months na ako and yung feet ko parang nagmamanas na. Yung mga ganun. Yung first kasi walang mga ganun."
10. Jennylyn Mercado works with Marian Rivera for the first time!
Many fans have been asking for the two prime actresses of the Kapuso network to work on the same drama project.
Good thing the Kapuso network was able to bring together Marian and Jennylyn on the same show which aired last August 8. Marian and Jennylyn engaged in a seafood cooking challenge as part of the show. While buying their ingredients, Marian said, "Ngayon ko lang siya nakasama, never kami nagkatrabaho!" Jennylyn added, "Nakikita ko lang siya sa backstage, ganyan lang. Hindi ko siya nakakasama."