MANILA, Philippines - Kapamilya host and comedian Luis Manzano officially announced today, May 17, 2015 the Season 5 of Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT), local franchise of the worldwide popular talent show 'Got Talent.'

Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5

"Kapamilya, kayo naman ang may chance na magpakita ng talento dahil malapit ng magbalik ang Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5. Dapat nyo'ng abangan," Manzano said.

The PGT host mentioned the comeback of PGT after the performance of Asia's Got Talent (AGT) grand winner El Gamma Penumbra and other Pinoy finalists Gwyneth Dorado and Junior New System on ABS-CBN's noontime variety show ASAP 20.

Filipino shadow play group El Gamma Penumbra became part of the third season of the PGT as grand finalist.

The national franchise has started airing in the Philippines on February 20, 2010. The second and a third season aired back to back in 2011 while the fourth season premiered on February 16, 2013. Winners of the talent competition include Jovit Baldivino, Marcelito Pomoy, the Maasinhon Trio, and Roel Manlangit. All four are singing acts. The winner of each season received ₱2,000,000.

Previous seasons of Pilipinas Got Talent franchise were hosted by Billy Crawford and Luis Manzano. In the new season, ABS-CBN is yet to confirm if the two will host the show and the possible changes on the line up of judges. Previous editions judges include actress and movie queen Kris Aquino, former ABS-CBN President and COO Freddie M. Garcia and Comedy Queen Ai-Ai delas Alas. The latter already transferred to GMA-7.

PGT Season 5 Audition Schedule and Venue ( check back for more update):

ABS-CBN has no announcement yet for the major auditions where the judges are expected to visit some of key cities including Manila, Batangas, Cebu, Baguio, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao.

Aside from the major auditions, PGT will have mini-auditions where it can be held in several provinces and cities in the Philippines and judged by the staff of Pilipinas Got Talent.

More updates coming up. Stay tuned.

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