Have a modern feast at home with foodpanda and Splice!

“You won’t find our menu items anywhere else,” says the bubbly Chef Ivory Yat of Splice—and for a place with donut burgers, this statement holds true.

The brainchild of Yat, who placed third in MasterChef Pinoy Season 1, and partners Oliver Chan, Malou Galian, Harvard Uy de Baron and Japs de Jesus, Splice is one of the newest restaurants at The Portal in Greenfield District in Mandaluyong. Their mission is simple—to make you feel good with good food.

Delos Santos, Suazo victorious in 39th NMM Lucena race

Lucena, Philippines, 30 August 2015 – Two-time MILO Marathon Queen Mary Grace Delos Santos once again proved her athletic mettle and clinched the top spot in the 21K female race category of the 39th National MILO Marathon in Lucena on Sunday. About 11,500 runners swarmed the city streets, including Lucena City Mayor Roderick Alcala, and celebrities Joross Gamboa, Katya Santos, Jaycee Parker, Jamille Obispo and Zara Lopez who ran in the 5K race.

Delos Santos, a member of the Philippine Air Force, bested her rivals with the time of 01:25:19. Janice Tawagin (01:38:56) secured her spot as the second placer, while Jeanyrose Hari (01:47:39) followed as the third placer.

In the male division, Ruel Suazo took the top spot of the podium as the 21K male winner with the time of 01:13:23. Alley Quisay (01:15:49) followed in second place, while Nimrod Cesar (01:19:26) finished in third. MILO Marathon regular Suazo was last year’s third placer in the National Finals of the 2014 National MILO Marathon.

#KimXi Goes Mobile with Must Date The Playboy on ABS-CBN Mobile

The love team of KimXI (Kim Chiu and Xian Lim) still goes strong even it has been a while since we saw them on a TV series or movie. But they are back on a whole new platform with a ABS-CBNMobile exclusive series "Must Date The Playboy" which stars the love team along with other stars like Matt Evans and Jesse Mendiola. 

ABS-CBNmobile brings Star Flix which is an exclusive content made for ABS-CBNmobile users. This allows viewers to watch the series on their phones or tablet anytime and anywhere. Must Date The Playboy is based on a best selling book which is also the theme of some of their previous movies like "Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo". 

Meryl Streep Learns to Play Guitar for "Ricki and the Flash"‏

Meryl Streep takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in TriStar Pictures' “Ricki and the Flash.”

Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock ‘n’ roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family.

Revenge-Fueled Women Accelerate Action Bar In “TRANSPORTER 4 REFUELED”

In the French Riviera’s criminal underworld, the best driver money can buy is about to be taken to an all-new level of speed and torque in “Transporter 4 Refueled.” The movie stars Ed Skrein and Loan Chabanol who race through the streets of Monaco in a state-of-the-art Audi, Frank (Skrein) unwittingly becomes entangled in a scheme to bring down Yuri (Yuri Kolokolnikov), the Russian human trafficker who forced Anna (Chabanol) into prostitution 15 years ago.  

PhilStage Brings "Mundong Entablado" To One Night Stand On September 1

Seven of the country’s finest theater artists are set to join forces on September 1 for PHILSTAGE’s fundraiser. Entitled “Mundong Entablado”, the show is part of the One Night Stand monthly cabaret at 12 Monkeys Music Hall, and features songs from eleven contemporary Filipino musicals.

Theater veterans Bituin Escalante, Cris Villonco, Sweet Plantado, Nonie Buencamino, and OJ Mariano take the stage with rising stars Kim Molina and Sandino Martin in this unique celebration of Manila’s vibrant performing arts scene. Under the direction of Topper Fabregas and musical direction of Ejay Yatco, the program consists of songs from Rock Supremo, Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah, Bituing Walang Ningning, Lorenzo, Noli Me Tangere, El Filibusterismo, Maxie the Musical, Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady, Sa Wakas, Rizal X, Isang Panaginip na Fili, and Rak of Aegis, all re-arranged for this cabaret.

BLAH BLAH BLOGS: Iglesia Y Estado

We all know that recently, the INC (Iglesia Ni Cristo) is getting into a lot of controversy lately. First with the alleged abduction and illegal detention of ministers and family members linked to the Manalos, the founding family that started the religion back in 1914. 

It was just last year that they celebrated their centenary with the unveiling of Ciudad De Victoria that boasts of the Philippine Arena (the largest indoor venue in the world), Philippine Stadium (world-class stadium built for athletic events), and other future plans that made a mark with history as well. 

But things don't go well with INC on its 101st year, there was the controversy of the Korean contractors of the Philippines which is still unresolved. They also has a legal issue with the party of singer Chris Brown for failing to perform for the New Year's Eve concert, which left Chris to be quarantined in the country for several days. Now in a very rare event, INC members went to the streets to protest Justice Secretary Laila De Lima for her "meddling" with the internal problems of the church.

Statement on the passing of DepEd Undersecretary Francis Varela

The Department of Education (DepEd) deeply mourns the loss of one of its greatest officials in the person of Francis M. Varela, Undersecretary for Finance and Administration. 

Usec. Varela has been very instrumental in forging ahead education reforms particularly in ensuring that every cent in the education budget is spent judiciously.  He was a staunch advocate of anti-corruption efforts in the Department and played a very important role in instituting reforms to ensure that ethical standards are observed in all transactions involving the agency.

A highly principled man, a sharp mind, a willingness to make tough decisions, and the compassion for the Filipino learner were all hallmarks of Usec. Varela's five years in DepEd. 

We are one with his family in this difficult time and one with the nation in mourning the loss of an extraordinary public servant.

VATS That? Pulmonary Medicine Gets Upgraded With The Lung Center of the Philippines

The Country’s experts discuss advances in thoracic surgery and the Minimally Invasive option that provides better patient outcomes

Experts in Pulmonary Healthcare. (L-R): Dr. Camilo Pada, Dr. Antonio Ramos, Dr. Guilleromo Barroa, Jr., Dr. Jose Luis Danguilan, Dr. Rey Desales, Dr. Guia Ladrera, and Dr. Edmund Villaroman of the Lung Center of the Philippines explain the benefits of the Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery lobectomy.

Manila, Philippines, August 20, 2015 – According to the Department of Health, lung cancer is responsible for the most number of malignancy-related deaths in the Country, and is showing no signs of relenting. In the last three decades, however, new technologies are offering healthcare practitioners options for greater accuracy, cost efficiency and overall, better outcomes for patients in the treatment of the disease. In line with its mission to provide quality health care through state-of-the-art facilities for Filipinos, the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) hosted a symposium to discuss the state of the disease in the Country, and the latest treatments available.

Walk Your Talk, Walk The 51Talk

51Talk, the fastest growing online English Language Teaching (ELT) platform in China and the Philippines, recently gathered its e-Educators for a teachers’ conference for a day of training, team building and a celebration of individual and organizational achievements.

(L-R) AJ Rivera, Associate Manager, Teacher Support Team, Jen Que, Vice President for Philippine Operations; Michele Gumabao, 51Talk Brand Ambassador; Teacher Nelli, One of the 51Talk Top Teachers (Overall); Shu Ting, Country Manager and Co-founder; Mel Quozon, Manager, Teacher Support Team
“In 51Talk, we want to continuously groom and develop our teachers so we make it a point to organize events that will bring our teachers together to learn from each other,” said Sues, Country Manager and Co-founder of 51Talk. “We organize events like Walk the 51Talk for our home-based e-Educators to strengthen the relationship between their fellow e-Educators and the 51Talk administration. We want to

Ashley Benson, from "Pretty Little Liars" to "Pixels"

Popularly known for playing Hanna Marin in the hit show “Pretty Little Liars,” Ashley Benson makes the giant leap to the big screen with Columbia Pictures' new action-adventure “Pixels.”

Benson takes on the role of Lady Lisa, the film’s 1980s videogame icon, star of the fictional game Dojo Quest. “I get to play a videogame hero – I have two swords and I get to be a badass,” Benson explains. “I’d never worked with swords before, so that was cool. Plus, punching and kicking and beating up Josh Gad is always fun.” (Watch a featurette on Ashley Benson's Lady Lisa here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-611tXJIC4.)

Chris Evans Debuts As Director In "BEFORE WE GO"‏

Chris Evans steps off from his duties in saving the world and debuts as a director in the upcoming romantic, serendipitous movie “Before We Go.”  Drawing his inspiration from director Richard Linklater of the highly acclaimed films “Before Sunset,” “Before Sunrise” and “Before Midnight,” Evans also stars in “Before We Go” where two strangers meet at Grand Central Station and spent the night away contemplating on their current and uncertain future. Over the course of one night, they form an unlikely bond and the conflicts in their own lives become the basis for exploration into each other and themselves.

DepEd Region I conducts career guidance for incoming SHS students in 2016

To further strengthen the goal of K to 12 Program in producing graduates equipped with skills that will prepared them for higher education, employment and entrepreneurship, the Department of Education (DepEd) Region I and Grade 10 students of Pangasinan participated in the 2015 Regional Career Guidance Info Blitz held recently.

DepEd Region I Education Program Supervisor (EPS) of the Curriculum and Learning Management Division (CLMD) Dr. Arlene A. Niro highlighted the benefits of the K to 12 program in the pursuit of career advancement and opportunities, saying that the K to12 Basic Education Curriculum “will be sufficient to prepare students for work and slowly erase the common thinking that college is the only route for success and gainful employment.”

Adam Sandler, Kevin James Defend Earth from Alien "Pixels"‏

To capture the comedy in Columbia Pictures' new action-adventure “Pixels,” the filmmakers brought in an all-star cast of comedic film talent. Adam Sandler (who also produces the film) and Kevin James were tapped to lead the team of unlikely heroes who are called upon to save the world. Joining them are Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage and Michelle Monaghan.

“The five of them together are just so wonderful,” says director Chris Columbus. “There’s a natural camaraderie and real charisma between the five of them. They truly create a team.”

Freeman, Caine, Arkin to Headline Comedy "Going in Style"‏

Production is now underway on location in New York City on the New Line Cinema comedy “Going in Style,” directed by Zach Braff (“Garden State”) and starring Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (“Lucy”), Michael Caine (“The Dark Knight”) and Alan Arkin (“Argo”).

Freeman, Caine and Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Art interrupted with Lopez Museum's Open Ends exhibit

What happens when art and art-making are interrupted? Is an unfinished work still worthy of display? Why would a work with no perfunctory conclusion deserve a second look?

Open Ends, the second exhibition offering of the Lopez Museum and Library for 2015, highlights a collection of rarely seen studies, sketches, and unfinished paintings by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo. These works are a segment of the collection that will resurface after more than a decade long hiatus – well-kept and in storage. Often overshadowed by the higher-profiled Juan Luna, Hidalgo’s works reflect his quieter temperament, of an artist that is often only spoken of when referring to the tandem. Their contribution to Philippine Art is more than the laurels and distinctions they garnered in the historic Exposition win in 1884. Hidalgo and Luna were at the forefront of the development of Filipino nationhood and it was through their art that they attempted to make sense of this personal and higher struggle.

Shooting Begins on Thriller "Unforgettable"‏

Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ dramatic thriller “Unforgettable,” which is the first film in the director’s chair for veteran producer Denise Di Novi (“Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Focus”).

Katherine Heigl (“27 Dresses,” “Knocked Up”) and Rosario Dawson (the “Sin City” films) star in the film. “Unforgettable” marks a reunion for Heigl and Di Novi, who previously collaborated on “Life as We Know It.”

The main cast also includes Geoff Stults (TV’s “Zoo”), young actress Isabella Rice (“True Blood”), Simon Kassianides (TV’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Whitney Cummings (“The Wedding Ringer”), Robert Wisdom (TV’s “Chicago PD”) and film and television star Cheryl Ladd.

Don't let the weather rain on your parade with Dockers OTG with Water Repellency

The Dockers OTG with Water Repellency is made of a special fabric
 that makes one look neat and presentable despite the rain.
Nothing can get in the way of a good fashion sense—not even the rain.

The year is almost halfway through, and for the Philippines, it can only mean one thing: The rainy season is just around the corner. Out of the many things that people should be prepared for in this season of consecutive typhoons, fashion should not be left behind. 

Don't let the downpour dampen your spirits, because there is always a proper clothing that fits a particular season. With Dockers’ OTG with Water Repellency, being soaking wet from the rain would be at the bottom of one's worries.

As part of its Fall/Holiday 2015 collection, industry-leading Dockers came up with another innovation that champion both comfort and functionality. The Dockers OTG with Water Repellency is made of a special fabric that makes one look neat and presentable despite the rain.

The Lazada Big App Sale: A Shopping Treat for all those Shoppers On-The-Go!

Lazada Philippines is again rolling out five (5) days of non-stop shopping deals for all Filipinos to enjoy. Packed with deals, discounts, and games, the Lazada Big App Sale (www.lazada.com.ph/big-app-sale-days/) is Lazada Philippines’ way of making shopping more enviably effortless, enjoyable, and fun for Filipinos through the Lazada Mobile App.

With as much as 80% exclusive discounts on bestsellers and favorite brands, the Lazada Big App Sale boasts hundreds of thousands of products all housed in the Lazada Mobile App. So save and shop now with the Lazada Mobile App and be part of the Lazada Big App Sale(www.lazada.com.ph/big-app-sale-days/) this August 27-31.

Run Or Burn This September 9 - MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS‏

The Gladers are now out of the mysterious maze from the first movie adaptation of James Dashner’s highly successful series “The Maze Runner.”  In the second adaptation of the most-anticipated sequel of the young adult book of the same title, “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,”  the Gladers are now out in a ravaged, burned out and broken down world racing through sandstorms, evading flares and battling terrifying creatures known as Cranks.

Director Wes Ball is once again at the helm of the second instalment “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” from which his first adaptation “The Maze Runner” grossed more than $340 million worldwide.   While “The Maze Runner” was about escape, “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” is about a journey.   Explains director Wes Ball, who returns for the next chapter:  “In this film, we learn there is a much bigger world waiting for Thomas and the Gladers, one that’s been ravaged by the sun and a deadly virus. These young people have to find their place in this world and figure out how they can fix it.  The Gladers are very valuable to several different groups, and they’re torn between saving the world and their personal freedom.”

"Trainwreck" Shows Action Star John Cena Like You've Never Seen Him

As a WWE Superstar, 15-time World Champion and the current United States Champion, John Cena combines his athleticism, charisma, strong work ethic and genuine personality to make him one of the brightest stars in WWE.

Cena has had starring roles in many films including “The Marine,” “12 Rounds” and “The Reunion.”

An actor new to many fans of funny movies, Cena now stars in Universal Pictures’ hit comedy “Trainwreck” as Amy Schumer’s well-meaning boyfriend Steven—a committed guy who wants to make an honest woman of her. Although they have been seeing each other regularly when our story begins, Amy just can’t seem to remain faithful to Steven, who is deeply upset to discover sexts from other men on her cell phone.

"Hangover's" Ed Helms Goes on an Outrageous "Vacation"‏

One of the current generation's gifted onscreen comedians, Ed Helms (“The Hangover” trilogy’s hapless dentist Stu) makes his leading man debut as family man Rusty Griswold in New Line Cinema’s outrageous comedy “Vacation.”

In the film, we meet Rusty—a pilot for budget airline Econo Air—just as it’s dawning on him that all is not well in his Chicago abode. “It becomes clear to him very early on in the film that he's completely mistaken about this fantasy that he has the perfect family,” director and screenwriter John Francis Daley explains. “In fact, the kids really don’t look up to him. They don't get along at all, and his wife is not as happy as she could be in their marriage.”

Unlike anyone who has ever seen the original “Vacation,” Rusty has only glowing memories of that long ago trip to Walley World and thinks his own family could a dose of family bonding. “Rusty sort of has a case of selective memory,” director and screenwriter Jonathan Goldstein elaborates. “He’s somehow blocked out all the terrible things that happened on that trip, and thinks that if he can replicate that, all will be well with the Griswold family.”

Star Wars Story "Rogue One" - The Daring Mission Has Begun‏

Lucasfilm announced recently that their first film in the new standalone Star Wars stories series, “Rogue One,” has begun principal photography. Gareth Edwards (“Godzilla,” “Monsters”) is directing “Rogue One,” which tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy and is slated for a December 16, 2016 release.

Breaking News: "Inside Out" Opens at No.1, Grosses P97.17-M in 5 Days‏

Filipino audiences met the little voices inside their heads and apparently loved the experience, as Disney-Pixar's “Inside Out” shot to the top of the box-office with a record-breaking P97.17 million gross in five days (Aug. 19 to 23). This was announced today by Walt Disney Studios Philippines which distributed the film through Columbia Pictures.

A comedy adventure featuring a team of Emotions who help guide an 11-year-old girl through an unsettling change in her life, “Inside Out” now holds the record for the Biggest Walt Disney/Pixar opening weekend of all-time, beating last year's “Big Hero 6” (P69.99-M) and 3rd biggest animation opening weekend of all-time, bumping off “How to Train Your Dragon 2's” P84.9-M.

Epic Adventure "Everest" Unveils New Poster, Trailer‏

Universal Pictures has released the new poster and trailer for its gripping, survival thriller “Everest.” The trailer may be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3P9mkOIxCs.

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, “Everest” documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke (“Terminator Genisys”), Josh Brolin (“Gangster Squad”), John Hawkes (“Lincoln”) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“Prince of Persia”). They are joined by Sam Worthington (“Avatar”), Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”), Emily Watson (“The Water Horse”) and Keira Knightley (“Pirates of the Caribbean”).

LeBron James Shows Different Side as `Love Doctor' in "Trainwreck"

Widely considered one of the greatest athletes of his generation, LeBron James’ extraordinary basketball skills and dedication to the game have won him the admiration of fans across the globe and have made him an international icon.

Now, the 11-time All-NBA star and winner of four NBA MVP Awards makes a rare big-screen appearance in Universal Pictures’ hit comedy “Trainwreck” directed by Judd Apatow and starring talented comedians Amy Schumer and Bill Hader.

Grammy-Winning Alternative Rock Band IMAGINE DRAGONS to perform live in Manila with Smoke + Mirrors Tour!

Following their massively successful debut in 2012 to an arena headlining tour in 2014, Grammy-winning alternative rock band IMAGINE DRAGONS is coming to Manila!

Music Management Inc. (#MMILive) is thrilled to announce the Las Vegas four-piece band will bring their Smoke + Mirrors Tour on August 27, 2015 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Tickets are now sale via SM Tickets (www.smtickets.com)

After the successful run of their debut Night Visions—filled with anthems like “On Top of the World”, “Demons” and the Grammy Award-winning single “Radioactive” -- Imagine Dragons spent nearly two years bringing their passionately inventive brand of alt-rock to arenas around the world. With more than 130 headline dates and 50 festivals across the globe, the Las Vegas-based quartet threw themselves into creating material for their second album Smoke + Mirrors, which marks the first release recorded in their new self-built home studio.

Sci-Fi Adventure "Pixels" Opens in IMAX 3D, 2D Cinemas Aug 26‏

IMAX Corporation and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced recently that “Pixels,” the action-comedy starring Adam Sandler, directed by Chris Columbus, and produced by Happy Madison Productions and 1492 Pictures, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released into IMAX® theatres across the Philippines on August 26. The film will also open in 2D cinemas everywhere in the country on the same date.

Along with Sandler, the film also stars Kevin James, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan.

Disney, Pixar Reveal Details About Upcoming Animated Films‏

Filmmakers from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios introduced D23 EXPO 2015 fans to an array of new stories and characters—from a lost dinosaur to a master wayfinder, a scheming fox to a forgetful fish. The audience of 7,500 was treated to sneak peeks, musical performances and appearances from stars like Ellen DeGeneres, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dwayne Johnson, Randy Newman and Ty Burrell, among others.

John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, led the presentations, calling on a host of filmmakers from both studios to introduce the upcoming slate of films. “We really have an unbelievable range of movies in production at our studios right now,” said Lasseter. “The stories are dynamic, fresh and so much fun; the characters new and old are so appealing. I’m excited to share some of our long-held secrets for the first time at the D23 EXPO.”

How Pac-Man, Donkey Kong Became Giant Pixelated Creatures in "Pixels"

Not only does the unique plot and hilarious comedy of Columbia Pictures’ “Pixels” distinguish it from the crowd, but the film also looks different from other summer films. “Most visual effects movies – including movies I’ve been involved with – set out to create extraordinarily realistic visual effects,” director Chris Columbus explains.

“On Pixels, we were aiming for something you’ve never seen before. When these videogame characters come to life, they take on this pixelated form with an aura lit from within, and constantly moving. It’s literally a three-dimensional version of the 8-bit games you used to see on your arcade screen.”

Enjoy an Under-the-Sea fairy tale at McKinley Hill with The Little Mermaid Musical

Kids and kids at heart will surely be enchanted as Trumpets Playshop presents The Little Mermaid at Venice Piazza at McKinley Hill on Aug. 22, 6PM.

Based on the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, this charming musical adaptation directed by Steven Conde and choreographed by Jim Ferrer is the coming of age story of the mermaid Princess Jewel (Mica Pineda).

Oscar-Winning Filmmakers Find Right Tone for "Ricki and the Flash"‏

Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody collaborate with Meryl Streep in TriStar Pictures’ “Ricki and the Flash.”

In an original film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock ‘n’ roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family.

Filming Gets Underway on "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"‏

Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated feature “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The all new adventure is set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter books, which were adapted into the highest-grossing film franchise of all time.

Filming started today, August 17, at Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” feature films.

Amy Schumer, a New Comedy Star is Born with "Trainwreck"‏

Hailed as Hollywood's breakout star of the year, comedian Amy Schumer writes and stars in the critically acclaimed hit comedy “Trainwreck” from director Judd Apatow (“Knocked Up”). The film which will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide starting Aug. 26.

In “Trainwreck,” it’s been drilled into Amy’s (Schumer) head since she was a little girl that monogamy isn’t realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo—enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment—but in actuality, she’s kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she’s writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something.


We live in a tough, stressful world and we would love to get away from everything for probably a day or two, that is why we need to have a VACATION. This new film starring Ed Helms and Leslie Mann brings a whole new misadventure to a family trip from Chicago to California.

The movie is a homage film to the 1983 film of the same title which was made by National Lampoon. There were several sequels and incarnations of the original in the 80s and now it has taken a new and modern take on the classic.

With this mid-west family going into a long trip across states, encountering interesting characters, unfortunate places, awkward conversations, and sexual tensions that will bring cringe and laughter with every scene.

There is also a handful of celebrity cameos that brings additional entertainment like Micahel Pena, Charlie Day, Ron Livingston, and Norman Reedus to name a few. For your information, the movie is rated R-18 despite looking like a family movie.

GMA Kapuso Paborito Will Let You See Carly Rae Jepsen!

Carly Rae Jepsen, singer of the popular song "Call Me Maybe" and "Goodtime", is coming back to the Philippines again for another concert and GMA Network will give you the chance to win free tickets to her concert happening at the Araneta Colliseum on September 14, 2015!

It is really simple to join with KAPUSO PABORITO online promo. The contest runs from August 18 to 30, 2015 to win free tickets.

Mechanics are pretty easy, as it online and just a few typing and following the GMA Network social media account. And your effort will be your entry to get those tickets!

To put things simply, let me show it in a few simple steps.

Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm Showcase Upcoming Live-Action Slate‏

Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates recently at the D23 EXPO 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. The presentations, which revealed exclusive news and details about the upcoming live action films, were aided by live and video appearances from talent and filmmakers. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hosted the highly anticipated biennial event.

“It’s quite something to be able to have Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm all on the same stage, and it’s tremendously gratifying to unveil our upcoming projects to our most dedicated fans first,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “We always have an incredible time at the D23 EXPO.”

After welcoming the crowd to D23 EXPO 2015, Horn introduced Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios, and Sean Bailey, President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production, to present overviews of the Marvel Studios and Disney live action slates. Later Horn returned to the stage to present the Lucasfilm film slate to the enthusiastic audience.

A recap of the presentation follows:

Kevin Feige led off with a glimpse into the world of Marvel’s “Doctor Strange,” featuring a video greeting by Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars as the title character, followed by a pre-production piece that offered fans a taste of the look and feel of the upcoming film, opening in U.S. theaters on October 26, 2016.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” marched into D23 EXPO with an introduction by its producer, Kevin Feige. To the delight of the audience, Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie showed up on stage to help Feige show never-seen-before footage from the movie. Before the footage rolled, Feige revealed that there was a special “Easter egg” for fans to find: it was aptly a nod to D23 EXPO.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in the U.S. on May 6, 2016.

"Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension" Reveals Poster‏

As the “Paranormal Activity” franchise comes to an end this October,Paramount Pictures has revealed the teaser poster for its final chapter,“Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension.”

Directed by Gregory Plotkin, “The Ghost Dimension” is expected to finally reveal Toby, and tie up loose ends. And as the new poster declares,audiences will – for the first time – actually see the “activity.”

The final film follows a new family, the Fleeges — father Ryan (Chris J. Murray), mother Emily (Brit Shaw) and their young daughter Leila (Ivy George) — who move into a house and discover a video camera and a box oftapes in the garage.

When they look through the camera’s lens, they begin to see the paranormal activity happening around them — including the re-emergence of young Kristi and Katie.”

Opening across the Philippines on Oct. 21, 2015, “Paranormal Activity 5: The Ghost Dimension” will be distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Fifth Harmony Checks In to "Hotel Transylvania 2" with New Song "I'm in Love with a Monster"‏

“I’m In Love With A Monster,” pop sensation Fifth Harmony’s contribution to Sony Pictures Animation’s “Hotel Transylvania 2,” the anxiously awaited sequel to “Hotel Transylvania,” is now available at iTunes and all digital retailers.

You can listen to “I’m In Love With A Monster” right here: http://smarturl.it/IILWAMaudio. The song, which is featured in the movie, serves as a frighteningly fun and catchy prelude to the film, out in Philippine theaters nationwide September 23, 2015.

Commenting on the announcement, Vollack said, “There are few groups out there that can match the incredibly fun feel and animated vision that Genndy Tartakovsky is bringing to Hotel Transylvania 2, and Fifth Harmony knocked it out of the park. The song is exactly what we were hoping for.”

Scooby-Doo and the Gang Return to the Big Screen in New Animated Adventure‏

Fire up the Mystery Machine! Scooby-Doo and his crime-busting pals will soon embark on a brand new comedy adventure, as Warner Bros. Pictures prepares to bring the beloved Hanna-Barbera franchise back to theaters beginning September 21, 2018.

The announcement was made jointly today by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Uncut "Vacation" Rated R-18 by MTRCB, Strictly For Adults‏

New Line Cinema's riotous comedy “Vacation” starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Chris Hemsworth has been rated R-18 With No Cuts by the Movie and Television Review & Classification Board (MTRCB), this according to a spokesman of Warner Bros. (F.E.), Inc. which distributes the film in the Philippines.

Jolie's New Romantic Drama "By the Sea" Shares Teaser Trailer‏

Universal Pictures' “By the Sea,” Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie Pitt’s directorial follow-up to the studio’s epic “Unbroken,” has just released its teaser trailer which may be viewed here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK-LXvd5nPk.

Written, directed and produced by Jolie Pitt, the dramatic film stars Brad Pitt and Jolie Pitt, who are supported by an international ensemble led by Mélanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup, Melvil Poupaud and Richard Bohringer.

Want your own playlist? Spotify recommends with Discover Weekly

Spotify users can now enjoy a highly-intuitive feature that recommends music based on personal taste, and Globe customers get free access with a GoSURF subscription

Spotify continues to take the music streaming experience to the next level as it recently launched a new feature that generates a weekly playlist of recommended new tunes based on the type of music a user listens to in-app.

Red Planet Launches Value Hospitality Brand In the Philippines - Opens Tenth Hotel

Pioneering regional hotel group Red Planet launched its new hospitality brand in the Philippines today, coinciding with the official opening of its tenth hotel in the country.

The introduction of Red Planet Amorsolo, Manila brings the number of Red Planet rooms in the country to 1,720, reinforcing Red Planet as the largest international hotel owner/operator in the Philippines.

The new Red Planet hotel brand was specifically created to redefine the value hotel experience for domestic and international travellers in Asia by providing a high quality, comfortable and connected, technologically-enabled stay in desirable locations at attractive prices.

Amy Poehler Lends Joyful Voice for "Inside Out"

One of Hollywood’s most versatile and sought-after talents, Amy Poehler is perhaps best known for her starring role on the Emmy®-nominated NBC comedy series “Parks and Recreation,” which began its seventh and final season in February 2015. Her portrayal of Leslie Knope earned her a 2014 Golden Globe® Award for best actress in a TV series, musical or comedy.

In Disney-Pixar’s new adventure comedy “Inside Out,” Poehler breathes life to the emotion Joy whose goal has always been to make sure 11-year-old Riley stays happy. She is lighthearted, optimistic and determined to find the fun in every situation. Joy sees challenges in Riley’s life as opportunities, and the less happy moments as hiccups on the way back to something great. As long as Riley is happy, so is Joy.

The 36th Agora Awards: A Beacon of Marketing Excellence

Marketing is a dynamic and continuously evolving field. Every year, Filipino companies come up with innovative and effective marketing campaigns that change the mindsets of consumers and build brands. These are campaigns that embed themselves in the minds of people, creating results and bringing success. 

In the Philippines, one award recognizes these marketing breakthroughs. An award with a long history of recognizing the best of the best in Philippine marketing. It’s an award that’s highly regarded and most prestigious that it’s known as “The Oscars of Philippine Marketing.” It’s better known in the Philippines as The Agora Award.

Amaia Land holds topping-off ceremony for Amaia Steps Bicutan

Amaia Steps Bicutan holds topping off ceremony last June 13, 2015.
There's no stopping Amaia Land from providing quality residences to more Filipino families. Amaia recently celebrated another milestone with the topping-off ceremony of Aria A Building at Amaia Steps Bicutan 1 in Parañaque City last June 13. 

The topping off ceremony was attended by guests and key Amaia officials, Ms. Loren B. Sales, AVP; Ms. Cybill Samillano, Senior Project Development Manager; Ms. Kristel Manalo, Project Development Manager; Ms. Nadine Kison, Project Development Associate; Mr. Manuel Baltazar, Innovative and Design Group Manager; Mr. Regidor Mapanao, Architectural Supervisor; Mr. Jose Pangan, Project Manager; Mr. Joselito Sanchez, Jr., Area Manager and Rev. Fr. Henry John, who blessed the site.

Gordon Cormier and Dallas Liu Make Landmark Arrival In Manila For The Epic 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Event

The lead stars join regional press, content creators, and Filipino fans for the premiere of Netflix’s latest live-action series Gordon Cormi...