There's no Filipino 'Twilight', says ABS-CBN

ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation has released a statement yesterday that there will no Filipino adaptation of the Hollywood box-office hit 'Twilight'.

According to ABS-CBN, the internet news about 'Takipsilim', the Filipino version of 'Twilight', are untrue.

"There is no truth to the Web reports, particularly in the Perez Hilton blogsite, that ABS-CBN is doing a local adaptation of "Twilight". ABS-CBN will be the first to announce if it is, in fact doing so," says ABS-CBN Corporate Communications' Bong Osorio.

Aside from Perez Hilton, some other sites who wrote or blogged about the 'Takipsilim' rumors include Yehey! Entertainment, Mykiru and an all-new blog dedicated to the rumored TV series.

Would you believe, even Ryan Seacrest (host of American Idol) has blogged about it?

Why is there a rumor like that?

Could it be true that ABS-CBN has changed its decision to do the remake because the remake received mostly objections and negative reactions? even did a story about it last week but it's now deleted. It was entitled 'ABS-CBN bags rights for local 'Twilight' remake'.

On December 24, uploaded a story, "ABS-CBN bags rights for local 'Twilight' remake". The source of the story was a report by entertainment writer Edgar Cruz posted on

The editor of the said ABS-CBN article apologized for the wrong reporting.

The duty editor who uploaded the story failed to check with ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. whether the story was correct and accurate.

ABS-CBN Corp. Communications head Bong Osorio has since denied that the company will do a local remake of the movie, Twilight. thus decided to remove the article from our website.

Our apologies. -- Eds.

With this, the said remake, to be entitled 'Takipsilim' is nothing but a hoax, as ABS-CBN does not plan of doing so.

The online petition of saying NO to 'Twilight' Filipino version has already solicitied 8,102 signatures (above the 5,000 target) and maybe that prompted ABS-CBN to withdraw its plan.

About M.I.

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1 Comment(s):

  1. buti naman wala nang remake ng twilight dito sa Pilipinas...

    cguro narealize ng abs na di sila kikita pag tinuloy nila yang takipsilim na yan kasi naman 4 xur eh pangit ang pagkakagawa nila dyan...

    at sa dami ba naman ng artistang lalaki eh si rayver pa ang napili nilang gumanap ng edward....sinisira nila ang character ni edward cullen....