Saturday, November 16, 2013

Richard Yap, celebs in Jeepney TV's 'Biyaheng Retro'

MANILA -- "Biyaheng Retro," a throwback anthology on ABS-CBN's Jeepney TV, is set to offer viewers a look at celebrities before and after their rise to fame. The program, hosted by ABS-CBN News' Mario Dumaual and teen actress Janella Salvador, will air its first episode at 9 p.m. Sunday (November 17) on Jeepney TV or SkyCable channel 9. The debut offering of "Biyaheng Retro" will feature the stories of several celebrities including "Be Careful With My Heart" star Richard Yap, basketball player-turned-actor Benjie Paras, and film actress Alice Dixson. Yap, for instance, landed his first TV ad in 1990, which made him reconsider his ambitions of becoming a doctor. His ongoing soap on ABS-CBN is now the No. 1 daytime program in the country. Paras, on the other hand, had his first break in showbiz on GMA-7 after encountering problems in his PBA contract. He went on to become a mainstay on ABS-CBN "Oki Doki Doc" in 1993 until 2000. Dixson, Binibining Pilipinas-International in 1986, gained further popularity when she appeared in a TV ad for a soap brand. At the time, she was dubbed the "It Girl" of local television. is the news website of ABS-CBN Corp.

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