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  • It's the Same, Now It Sucks!: A number of viewers and critics deride ABS-CBN (and by extension, rival network GMA-7) for churning out Telenovelas with a similar premise (e.g. extramarital affairs, peasants going after hacienda clans, sibling rivalries involving a snob sister and an Extreme Doormat sibling...) or in the case of their motion picture arm, romcom after romcom after romcom, ad nauseam. Part of the reason for the latter was, according to this article, due to piracy leaving less revenue for the studio to gamble on a higher-budget production (save for Metro Manila Film Festival entries where they can throw wads of money at and have a surefire box office hit regardless of artistic value). Still, it isn't surprising for one to get annoyed at the rather tiring and formulaic cookie-cutter output ABS' film arm is doing. The 2010s have produced much better-received mainstream work, however. Even the most mainstream romantic comedies/dramas such as 2018's The Hows of Us (starring the extremely successful former Teen Idols Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla) and 2019's Alone/Together have been lauded as fine entertainment.
  • Older Than They Think: Many people thought that the network's Christmas station ID in 2009, "Bro, Ikaw ang Star ng Pasko", is the first ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID that featured the network's homegrown talents. But the network's very first Christmas station ID is in 2002 entitled, "Isang Pamilya, Isang Puso Ngayong Pasko", which was sung by Carol Banawa with a sampling of "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" by Jackie De Shannon and featured an All-Star Cast such as the late Dolphy, Fernando Poe, Jr., Vilma Santos, Nora Aunor, Sharon Cuneta, Cesar Montano, Robin Padilla, Lorna Tolentino, Aga Muhlach, Maricel Soriano, Pops Fernandez, Claudine Barretto, Judy Ann Santos, Zsa Zsa Padilla and many others.
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    • When it comes to its child/values-oriented teleseryes that were released on odd number of years, many people thought that May Bukas Pa (aired from February 2, 2009 to February 5, 2010) is ABS-CBN's/Dreamscape Entertainment's first values/child-oriented teleserye that were released on odd number of years as the trailers of child-oriented teleseryes following this such as Honesto first state May Bukas Pa, but actually the trend of releasing child/values-oriented teleseryes on odd number of years was started in 2005 with Mga Anghel na Walang Langit featuring the original Goin' Bulilit members Carl John Barrameda, Nikki Bagaporo, Miles Ocampo, Sharlene San Pedro and John Manalo, and the late Johnny Delgado and was aired from May 9, 2005 to February 24, 2006. Mga Anghel na Walang Langit was followed by Princess Sarah in 2007, also featuring Sharlene San Pedro and was aired from November 12 to December 21, 2007. Thus, May Bukas Pa is actually the third teleserye in the lineup of child/values-oriented teleseryes of ABS-CBN/Dreamscape Entertainment that were released on odd number of years, after Mga Anghel na Walang Langit and Princess Sarah. Although May Bukas Pa is the first teleserye in the lineup to feature an entirely new child star as its protagonist which is Zaijian Jaranilla who also became a Goin Bulilit member but he left the show later without graduating. The said actor plays as Santino who serves as the the show's protagonist.
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