Victoria Court #VPARTYSERIES Midnight Mysteries: Can You Survive?

Mark your calendars for November 7, 2015 and get ready for the ultimate Halloween event of the year! FOX International Channels and Victoria Court are partnering up with Breakout Philippines, the country’s premiere escape room game, to bring you an immersive horror experience like no other!

Confidence and well-dressed men go hand-in-hand

Every man aspires to be the alpha male—the captain of industry, a star of the big screen, at the helm of the ship, the leader of the pack. This innate desire to strive to become the best has been hardwired into man’s primal instincts since the earliest of civilizations.

In prehistoric times, genetics were the only factor that determined which man would take charge as the alpha male. Size, strength and aggressiveness were all that mattered because these qualities were necessary to ensure survival.

However, it would take much more than just good genes to become the alpha male of today. While the modern man still needs to possess the qualities of a natural born leader, the present generation requires a man who is hard-working, intellectual, and most of all, confident in the face of any adversity.

ASUS Showcases Southeast Asia’s Ultimate Fashion Story: Kim Jones @ Incredible Catwalk

ASUS today announced the launch of the Incredible Catwalk – a creative collaboration led by Filipina fashion icon Kim Jones (@kimcamjones). Inspired by the stylish ZenFone 2, the Incredible Catwalk sees Kim Jones and ASUS joining forces for a whirlwind international fashion adventure, creating seven stunning fashion images across seven countries in Southeast Asia in only seven days. The seven Incredible Catwalk images are individually styled and shot on location to capture a contemporary interpretation of each country’s national dress that is inspired by their unique culture and heritage. Kim Jones stars in each shot as the model, bringing along the creative flair she has demonstrated in her portfolio of collaborations with high-profile brands such as Louis Vuitton.

Teen Actress-Singer Takes the Lead in "Jem and the Holograms"‏

Most widely known for her role as the love-to-hate Layla Grant on ABC’s beloved series, “Nashville,” teen actress Aubrey Peeples takes on the lead role of Jerrica and her alter ego Jem, in Universal Pictures' musical-adventure “Jem and the Holograms.”

In the film, as a small-town girl (Peeples) catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her band of sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. Four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your destiny lies in finding your own voice.

"Boy Next Door" Ryan Guzman in "Jem and The Holograms"

Ryan Guzman, lead star of the hit thriller “The Boy Next Door” and TV's new toprater “Heroes Reborn,” lends a masculine presence to Universal Pictures' female-oriented musical-adventure “Jem and The Holograms.”

In the film, as Jerrica (Aubrey Peeples), a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar as her alter ego Jem, she and her band of sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden.

Be Part of a Heartfelt Journey in "The Good Dinosaur"‏

Disney•Pixar’s "The Good Dinosaur" asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.

“From the moment Arlo is born, he’s afraid of the world,” says director Peter Sohn. “He’s fun-loving and determined; he’s got a lot of fire when it comes to his desire to help his family. But he’s scared. His fear holds him back.

“From the beginning, Spot is the opposite of Arlo,” continues Sohn. “He’s tenacious, brave and an animal in every sense of the word. It’s the story of a boy and his dog—only in our story, the boy is a dinosaur and the dog is a boy.”

The real score behind your pet’s finicky appetite

If you keep your pet active and happy by giving food, and yet your four-legged friend just sniffs it and walks away, your pet might be a picky eater. Most pets will eat everything without a moment’s hesitation, so it can be concerning why your dog or cat doesn’t show much enthusiasm during meal time.

As pet owners, you want to provide the best for your furry ones. The problem may be traced from the pet’s health or lifestyle, so a consultation from the most trusted vet is advised. To help determine the cause of your pet’s pickiness on food, the Pet Food Institute and the Veterinary Practitioners Association of the Philippines, through its Well Fed, Well Nurtured campaign, cite some contributing factors that make your pet a finicky eater.

Local movie, TV stars to gather at 1st RAWR Awards at Meralco Theater

It’s going to be a night of glitz and glamor as movie and TV stars, media personalities, and fans come together for the first ever RAWR Awards on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the Meralco Theater in Pasig City. 

DepEd, DOH, DSWD team up to combat dengue in schools nationwide

In its continued commitment to promote and provide a safer and healthier learning environment for Filipino learners, the Department of Education (DepEd) has joined forces with the Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in battling dengue through the continued installation of insecticide-treated screens (ITS) in public schools during the launching of Brigada Para sa Kalinisan.

Brigada para sa Kalinisan aims to gather local community leaders, parents, and schools to work together in keeping the environment sanitized to prevent dengue in schools and communities. DOH has recently distributed 20,000 ITS rolls to selected public elementary schools in different parts of the country.

Albay wins bid to host 2016 Palarong Pambansa

After careful deliberation and tedious evaluation by officials of the Department of Education (DepEd) and Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Legazpi City, Albay won the bid to host the Palarong Pambansa 2016. The province won over Tuguegarao City, Cagayan–its only competitor for the annual national games.

Before announcing the results of the vote, Education Secretary Br Armin Luistro FSC asked both provinces to continue supporting the agency’s sports development program, saying, "Sana ipagpatuloy po ninyo ang inyong naka-atas na mga programa para sa sports sa inyong probinsiya at sana makasama pa po kayo ng DepEd at ng PSC doon sa iba pang sports events. Mayroon po tayong Batang Pinoy, Philippine National Games, at iba pang programa.”

Gatorade bares new variant, introduces powerhouse line-up of ambassadors

Gatotade has made its mark as the beverage of athletes and still continues to be present with major sports in the world. And here in the Philippines, it is also dominates as we are crazy with basketball, volleyball, and teams in the NCCA and UAAP. The world’s favorite sports drink beefs up its roster with the official launch of its newest variant—the orange-and-grapefruit-flavor based White Lightning.

After a historic stroll down memory lane in celebration of its golden anniversary, Gatorade is all set to pave the way for greatness.

"Krampus" is Coming to Town in December‏

“He knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake…” goes the classic Christmas carol, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” But what if the lyrics were about something even more terrifying than a large bearded man with a sack of gifts?

That’s the basis of new film which will more likely fill you with festive fear than cheer. Universal Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Krampus,” a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the Christmas holiday.

Directed by Michael Dougherty, “Krampus” stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Emjay Anthony, Allison Tollman, David Koechner, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Owen and Krista Stadler.

Save hearts with art – Rotarians

The Rotary Club of Makati West (RCMW) is calling on art lovers to support their annual all-sculpture exhibit-sale dubbed “Alay Sining” to be held at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5, Makati City from November 12 to 15, 2015. Now on its eight year, Alay Sining 8’s theme is “Art with a Heart” which complements the Rotary International’s theme of “Be a Gift to the World”.
Rotary Club Makati West officers and members (L–R) Edsa delos Santos, Davy Lim, AP Bartolome, Alay Sining 8 chairman Paolo Delgado, Greenbelt’s Cel Gera, Ayala Malls manager Mina Domingo, RCMW president Junvee Vital, Roque Tordesillas and Patrick Dionisio are joined (center) by the beneficiaries of the Gift of Life program and their parents.

Bea Binene Debuts Into a Lady With Legally B

From Starstruck Kids, this girl grew up into the entertainment industry under GMA 7 and has grown gracefully into a teenager and soon she will be on a new chapter of her life continuing and still pursuing her dream to be better. Bea Binene has now evolved into a lady that is ready to take on new challenges and roles.

She has been to many shows, starting as one of the kids in Lovely Day, fresh from her Starstruck stint, she ventured into acting with Kapuso teleseryes, then eventually producing an album on her own. She maintains being on top of her game by joining workshops, trying challenging roles, and honing her hosting skills. 

#AlDub: Happily Ever After playlist now on Spotify

Spotify, the world’s most popular music streaming service, shares the newest addition to its Browse playlists, #AlDub: Happily Ever After!

Relive the #TamangPanahon feels last weekend with Alden, Yaya Dub and the Lolas’ favourite tunes. The #KiligPaMore-inducing playlist includes the ever famous entrance song of Lola Tidora, Mambo No. 5 by Lou Bega, Alden Richard’s Wish I May, and of course, the love bird’s theme song, God Gave Me You of Bryan White.

Acer smartphones to match the yuppie lifestyle

With the growing demands of the contemporary work environment, one must be well-equipped with the right gadgets that simplify everyday tasks. Young professionals of today live flexible and fast-paced lives and they are always on the look-out for a companion that can keep up with their lifestyle whether at work or at play. 

“Acer understands this need for gadgets that do not only deliver impressive performance but are also friendly to your hard-earned peso,” expresses Manuel Wong, General Manager of Acer Philippines. “That is why we are always at the forefront of the smartphone race in the Philippines with innovative models,” he adds.

The new line of Acer smartphones—the Acer Liquid X2, Acer Liquid Z630, Acer Liquid Z530 and Acer Liquid Z330—are all designed with the needs of the young working force in mind. Efficient, powerful and budget-friendly, these devices are sure to match the lifestyle of a hardworking and spontaneous yuppie.

Bond Villains Execute Sinister Plot in "Spectre"‏

Certified screen baddies Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds,” “Django Unchained”) and Dave Bautista (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) prove to be formidable villains for Daniel Craig's James Bond, in Columbia Pictures' new 007 action adventure SPECTRE.

In the film, Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE and he comes face to face with an enigmatic and chilling character – the organisation’s leading man, Oberhauser, played by two-time Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz.

Myth Vs. Reality: Get Your "Black Mass" Facts Straight

Myth and reality intersect in Warner Bros.' “Black Mass,” a compelling new big screen thriller that chronicles the rise and fall of one of the most dangerous gangsters in U.S. history. In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) convinced Irish-American mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to become an FBI informant in order to take out a common enemy: the Italian mob. Hatched in secret, this unholy alliance spiraled out of control, allowing the dangerous and unpredictable gangster to evade justice, expand his power, and become one of the most feared crime lords in Boston.

New "Star Wars" Film "Awakens" Earlier in PH on Dec 17‏

Lucasfilm's “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” director J.J. Abrams' seventh installment in the beloved franchise, will open across the Philippines on Thursday, Dec. 17 – this was announced today by a spokesman of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

The Philippine opening is one day ahead of most territories in the “galaxy,” including the US, where the film will debut on Friday, Dec. 18.

Meanwhile, watch the newly released final trailer of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at and check out the payoff poster accompanying this announcement.

UNICEF Gary V visits child centered Disaster Risk Reduction programmes in the wake of Typhoon Lando‏

UNICEF Philippines’ National Goodwill Ambassador Gary Valenciano visits UNICEF’s child centred Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programmes to learn about how children are involved in disaster risk management, as the devastation from the recent powerful Typhoon Koppu/Lando become clear.

Siso Siblings Dominate the PPTO Cagayan de Oro leg

Cebu’s pride dominated the first leg of the Peugeot Philippines Tennis Open (PPTO) held in Cagayan De Oro (CDO) last October 12 to 18, 2015.  Siblings Bernardine and Sally Mae Siso, former varsity tennis players of the University of San Carlos-Cebu, beat their foes to win the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively, bagging a ticket to play in the PPTO National Finals in February 2016.

Twenty-two year-old Bernardine edged out 44-year-old Danilo Sajonia at the Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Complex with 6-3, 6-1 victory.  Meanwhile, his sister Sally Mae outclassed Janelle Carmela Llavore of CDO with a score of 6-3, 6-1 in a match that ran for 85 minutes.  Llavore bowed to the Cebuana despite registering break serves in the 1st set and aces during the 2nd set. 

Vin Diesel's Latest Bad-ass Role “THE LAST WITCH HUNTER” Tops PH Box Office

Blockbuster movie actor Vin Diesel who rocketed to stardom with hit franchise “The Fast and The Furious” movies proved his strength at the box-office once again when his latest action adventure film “The Last Witch Hunter” opened at number 1 at the local (Phils.) box-office. 

Recent interviews revealed that the actor  had a  great time in the country and plans shoot his next movie in the Philippines.  His movie “The Last Witch Hunter” which is now playing in local cinemas is by far Diesel’s highest grossing film (Phils.) after the “Fast and Furious” films.  Vin Diesel takes on the titular role as Kaulder in “The Last Witch Hunter” set  in a world never before seen on screen, the story spans over 800 years of one man’s quest to keep an army of vicious supernatural creatures determined to wipe out humanity at bay.

Jesse Eisenberg, the Stone Assassin in "American Ultra"‏

Oscar-nominated young actor Jesse Eisenberg, whose previous roles have included “Now You See Me,” “The Social Network,” and “Zombieland,” was the filmmakers' first choice to play the slacker-turned-superspy in the intriguing thriller “American Ultra.”

(Watch the official trailer of “American Ultra” at

In the film, a stoner and his girlfriend’s sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.

Amaia Steps Parkway Nuvali holds Upcycling Challenge

In a bid to turn waste materials into more useful resources, real estate developer Amaia Land Corp. recently launched the first Amaia Steps Parkway Nuvali Upcycling Challenge last Saturday, Oct. 17, at Solenad 1, Nuvali, in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. 

Amaia’s Upcycling Challenge saw the participation of a slew of design students, professionals, and upcycling enthusiasts, out of which thirteen were chosen finalists. All the participants are given sufficient time to create marketable and practical home products from scratch using a selected material—in this case, plastic soft drink bottles. 

Kristen Stewart, Feisty Small-Town Girl in "American Ultra"

Kristen Stewart reunites with her “Adventureland” costar Jesse Eisenberg in Lionsgate's hip thriller “American Ultra.”

In the film, a stoner (Eisenberg) and his girlfriend’s (Stewart) sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.

Stewart plays Phoebe Larson who appears to be as unmotivated as her slacker boyfriend but unlikely hero Mike. Like him, she seems in no hurry to go anywhere. But Phoebe is much more driven than she lets on. "She is way more together than he does," says director Nima Nourizadeh. "She's responsible, with more of a real job. Mike actually relies on her for a lot of the time. You soon understand that she pretty much takes care of everything for him."

“THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY Part 2” Powerful Finale In Cinemas November 18

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” directed by Francis Lawrence now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her.  The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.

Kate Winslet's Frockery Rocked Sleepy Town In “THE DRESSMAKER”

Based on the wickedly hilarious and couture-filled book of the same title by Rosalie Ham, “The Dressmaker” is set at 1951 in a town called Dungatar, a one-horse town deep in the wheat belt of south-east Australia.  The sleepy town of Dungatar is suddenly alarmed at the return of Tilly Dunnage (Academy Award winner Kate Winslet), a beautiful, talented misfit, who’s been working as a dressmaker in France for the great haute couture designers, returns home to Dungatar, a one-horse town deep in the wheat belt of south-east Australia. After 20 years away, Tilly has been driven back by a recent tragedy, to do two things – look after her ailing, eccentric mother Molly (Judy Davis), and right the wrongs of the past that continue to haunt her. Tilly Dunnage has revenge in her heart.

Open your eyes for the Blind with Zoomanity Group's Dinner In The Dark

Ever wonder what it would be like to be blind? Get a chance to open your eyes with their “dark” condition at a special dinner event called “Dinner in the Dark” by Zoomanity Group. This great cause will give you a unique experience of dining in total darkness and understand how it is to be blind. 

Zoomanity Group, one of the leading companies in the park industry, will host series of “Dinner in the Dark” for the benefit of the Eye Bank Foundation of the Philippines. This exceptional event will create awareness amongst us what it is like to lose our sense of sight and appreciate it even more. Guests will have a 30 minute orientation before the dinner which will be held in different Zoomanity parks and restaurant. During the dinner, the participants’ sense of sight will be totally diminished then their other senses will take over and will be heightened. Wonderful scents and sounds, and beautiful music, will be expected as well.   

Benedict Cumberbatch, a Gangster's Senator-Brother in "Black Mass"‏

Brothers Jimmy “Whitey” Bulger and Billy Bulger grew up in the same house in the South Boston projects and ended up at the top of their respective games, albeit with very different rules.

Billy Bulger’s game was politics. College educated, his career trajectory was the polar opposite of his criminal brother’s, taking him all the way to the presidency of the Massachusetts State Senate.

Young Women Express Themselves, Conquer Hearts in "Jems and the Holograms"‏

As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her band of sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ “Jem and the Holograms,” four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your destiny lies in finding your own voice. 

(Watch the Youngblood music video for “Jem and the Holograms” at

“SICARIO” Bags Best Opening Indie Film In The US For 2015

Golden Globe® winner Emily Blunt, who gave impressive characterization of her roles in memorable hit movies such as “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Edge of Tomorrow,” “Into The Woods” and “Looper” takes on another strong female character in “Sicario” opposite Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin about an agent hired to bust drug cartels in Mexico. 

While “Sicario” first opened on a limited release showing in only six theaters, it sure made a strong impact in box-office records due to its rave reviews when it earned almost US$ 67,000 per theatre, earning over US$400,000 making it the highest grossing title on a limited release achieved by an independent film for the year.  With its follow up wide release on its second weekend, “Sicario” continued to seize this year’s indie-film arena, with US$26.7million in earnings to-date (and counting), it is now US’ second in the top five independent releases of 2015.

R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps" Books Invade the Big Screen‏

With over 400 million copies in print worldwide, Goosebumps is one of the biggest book franchises of all time. The bestselling series has captured the imaginations of readers for generations. Now, “Goosebumps,” the new film from Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation, brings the series to life on the big screen for the first time, combining dozens of author R.L. Stine’s famous creations into one hilariously spine-tingling movie, starring Jack Black as the famed writer.

Vin Diesel's Latest Action Adventure Movie - “THE LAST WITCH HUNTER”

Blockbuster movie action star Vin Diesel, who propelled to worldwide stardom with the adrenaline-boosting film franchise “Fast and the Furious” stars  in his latest explosively original adventure movie “The Last Witch Hunter.”

Directed by Breck Eisner, winner of an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Miniseries, a Saturn Award for Best Single Television Presentation, a Golden Globe® nomination and numerous other honors for his work in Sci-Fi Channel’s miniseries “Taken” and produced by Mark Canton, known for his high-profile blockbuster projects such as “300,” “300: Rise of an Empire” and “The Spiderwick Chronicles,”  “The Last Witch Hunter” being Eisner and Canton’s collaboration  produces a unique gorgeously rendered complex mythological universe packed with intense battles, unthinkable treachery and unforgettable characters. Set in a world never before seen on screen, the story spans over 800 years of one man’s quest to keep an army of vicious supernatural creatures determined to wipe out humanity at bay.

Olson Brothers Answer “Operator” Call

Directors Amariah and Obin Olson talk about the inspiration for their new film OPERATOR opening in cinemas nationwide October 21, 2015

When a veteran 911 call center Operator's daughter is held hostage, she's left desperate with no choice but to follow a caller's rules; send a message through dispatch for all Los Angeles police and fire units to scatter to remote destinations where they are met with chaos; cars crashing, explosions, and gunfire. 

Not knowing who or why, the one thing Amanda knows is if she fails to secretly collaborate with one of the police, her ex-husband - she'll be the sole person responsible for facilitating the biggest crime of the century. Now she must race the clock to make the choice of her life - save the city - or save her daughter.

"Scouts Guide" Posters Advise "Always Bring Protection"‏

Paramount Pictures has shared the domestic and international posters for its upcoming teen-oriented horror comedy “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse,” both carrying the innuendo-filled tagline, “Always Bring Protection.”

Packed with blood-soaked gags and inappropriate humor, “Scouts Guide” is said to be equal parts gory horror and raunchy comedy, pulling no punches on both grounds.

(Watch a TV spot of “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” at

Languido, Tabal win in biggest 39th National MILO Marathon Gen San race

Reigning MILO Marathon Queen and SEA Games medalist Mary Joy Tabal and MILO Marathon veteran Juneil Languido breezed through the running routes at the National MILO Marathon qualifying leg in General Santos on Sunday. About 9,000 runners joined the race, making this year’s MILO Marathon the biggest fun run in General Santos, to date.

Languido and Tabal each took home the top prize of P10,000 in cash and a trophy; and earned their slots to the National MILO Marathon Finals. The finals will be held in Angeles on December 6, where they will meet the nation’s elite runners in a heated grand finale to claim the MILO Marathon King and Queen titles. To provide another level of prestige to the competition and incentive for the runners, this year’s King and Queen will be sent by MILO to the USA on all-expense paid trips, for a chance to run in the prestigious 2016 Boston Marathon.


Gangster life in America actually span a long time and has gained hold of specific districts in major cities. And Boston was one of them, we have seen movies about gangsters who are set in the 1920s to 40s. But Black Mass is a new perspective of gangster movie with Jonny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch leading the star studded film.

Black Mass is a biopic of the James "Whitey" Buldger who was known to ruled over South Boston under the Winter Hill Gang. The operations of the gang unexpectedly got a deal with the FBI to be a formidable asset. Though it would be beneficial on both parties, the fact that there is an illegal or criminal activity going on makes the alliance very complicated.

There is also the involvement of his brother played by Benedict Cumberbatch, who was a public servant by that time. Whitey also has a band of people who are either simple people to highly skilled killers which are forced to live with each other. It is really awkward and scary. This gave me the intensity of danger of the characters, no one is safe, and no one is innocent.

Marquee Mall’s “Big Bite” showcases northern flavors at Sisig Festival grand cookout

Feast into the best of Northern cuisine this weekend! MarQuee Mall’s Big Bite! The Northern Food Festival kicks off today with fireworks, marching band, street dancing and cooking of popular sisig varieties.

Now on its third year, Big Bite will showcase three of the best-loved northern flavors in a grand sisig cookout at the “Sisig Festival”, one of the main highlights of Big Bite! The Northern Food Festival on October 16, 17, and 18. The Sisig Festival is an ode to the quintessential Kapampangan dish. This year it will feature three popular sisig variations from Pangasinan, Ilocos as well as the traditional Kapampangan recipe. Chef Jackie dela Cruz whips up the Ilocano version called “dinakdakan” while Chef Danilo Maramba cooks the Pangasinan version, replacing pork with bangus, a popular catch from the region. Chef Sau del Rosario prepares the traditional Kapampangan pork sisig.

Universal Records releases Alden Richards Self-Titled Album Special Edition, Album now includes the hit song “God Gave Me You”

After reaching its Gold record status and Top 10 on Billboard World Music Chart, Alden Richards’ self-titled album Special Edition is now available which includes the original version of the phenomenal AlDub theme "God Gave Me You" by Bryan White as announced by Universal Records.

“God Gave Me You” was popularized by Grammy Award-winning American country singer Bryan White in his 1999 album “How Lucky I Am.” The hit single then became a national anthem among AlDub fans when the phenomenal split-screen romance of Alden and dubsmash queen Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza used it as theme song on Eat Bulaga’s ‘Kalyeserye’ segment.

Psychosexual Thriller “KNOCK KNOCK” Is Fatal Attraction In The Age of Social Media

“Knock Knock” is a psychosexual thriller not intended for the faint of heart and easily disturbed.  In the upcoming Keanu Reeves starrer, critically acclaimed horror director Eli Roth takes fear notches higher as he pits a married man Evan (Reeves) against two irresistible seductresses Genesis (Lorenza Izzo) and Bel (Ana de Armas) who initially knocked on his door for help on a rainy night eventually turning his dark fantasies into his worst nightmare and his life a living hell. 

The movie comes in a world where everyone has seen everything and nothing shocks anymore, an entire generation of kids strive for attention and validation through social media, each one trying to get more likes than the next.  Evan, a devoted father and husband was left alone for one weekend with nary an idea that he is being stalked by unlikely predators waiting for the perfect time and pin him down at his loneliest. 

Reanimating A Movie Monster In “VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN”

Filming a re-imagining of Frankenstein was, jokes director Paul McGuigan, rather like giving life to a movie monster.  McGuigan, admirably lauded for his thrilling works in exceptional movies with A-list actors such as Bruce Willis, Josh Hartnett and Ben Kingsley in “Lucky Number Slevin,”  Chris Evans and Dakota Fanning in “Push,”  Tom Hardy, Paul Bettany and Willem Dafoe in “The Reckoning,” Paul Bettany and David Thewlis in “Gangster No. 1” and “Wicker Park” with Josh Hartnett and Rose Byrne and who has also directed several episodes of the acclaimed BBC television series Sherlock, which stars Benedict  Cumberbatch now helms an electrifying monster of a movie in “Victor Frankenstein” starring James McAvoy (“X-Men” films) and Daniel Radcliffe (“Harry Potter” films) as loyal allies at a time when scientific breakthroughs from the period’s greatest minds are at its peak. 

DepEd extends early registration for Senior High School

The Department of Education (DepEd) has extended the early registration period for Senior High School (SHS) from October 19 to November 13, 2015 to ensure that incoming SHS students are enrolled in SHS come June 2016.  

Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC said that the extension will give all incoming SHS students ample time to decide on their choice of SHS track. “We want our students to be aware of the importance of choosing a track that suits their interest and matches job opportunities that await them,” he added.

"Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension" Shares New Featurette

Paramount Pictures has just shared a new featurette for “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” which may be viewed at

In the minute-long video, producer Jason Blum breaks down the formula for effective scares and what audiences may expect for the penultimate chapter of the franchise. All the activity has led to this, the final installment in the Paranormal Activity found footage horror series.

Young Women Express Themselves, Conquer Hearts in "Jem and the Holograms"‏

As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her band of sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ “Jem and the Holograms,” four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your destiny lies in finding your own voice. 

(Watch the Youngblood music video for “Jem and the Holograms” at

Vin Diesel's “THE LAST WITCH HUNTER” Brings Together Today's Most Admired Artists

Global action hero Vin Diesel heads an impressive cast of actors in the non-stop action film “The Last Witch Hunter,” a gorgeously rendered, explosively physical and thoroughly original fantasy adventure. The will propel audiences into a complex mythological universe packed with intense battles, unthinkable treachery and unforgettable characters. Set in a world never before seen on screen, the story spans over 800 years of one man’s quest to keep an army of vicious supernatural creatures determined to wipe out humanity at bay.

DepEd opens application for Senior High School teachers

The Department of Education (DepEd) calls on interested teachers, professionals, practitioners, and experts to apply for full-time and part-time teaching positions for Grades 11 and 12 for the School Year (SY) 2016-2017.

Applicants must be interested in teaching the core curriculum and/or applied and specialized subjects under the four Senior High School (SHS) tracks. 

BP's Sarong Banggi Celebrates The Filipino Family This October 16-18

Rediscover local musical treasures in a new ballet about the Filipino family. Ballet Philippines’ Sarong Banggi features new works by six exciting Filipino choreographers set to classic folk songs from around the country, arranged and orchestrated by Ryan Cayabyab, the country’s best-loved composer. Renowned fashion designer Rajo Laurel designs the costumes for this ballet. 

The show features choreography by Carissa Adea, Ronelson Yadao, Cyril Aran Fallar, Paul Alexander Morales, Nonoy Froilan, and Carlo Pacis. Each choreographer brings to the stage  his unique impression of the Filipino family in a new  contemporary ballet with the cast led by Jean Marc Cordero, Earl John Arisola, Rita Angela Winder, and Monica Amanda Gana.

“Sarong Banggi will tug at the audience’s heartstrings with its nostalgic music and earnest look at traditional Filipino values,” says Ballet Philippines Artistic Director Paul Alexander Morales”. “It will be exciting to see these choreographers’ different takes on familiar themes; love, loss and reconciliation that cements the Filipino family”

Do You Have A Story To Share? Join the Pioneer Insurance Stories of Hope Playwright Contest!

Everyone’s a storyteller. Whether it’s a true-to-life experience or a fictional one woven from the imagination, we all love sharing and listening to stories. If you’re a college student and you’ve had one brewing in your head and urging to be told, now’s your chance to bring it to life.

Pioneer, Your Insurance is now giving college students nationwide an opportunity to share their stories through the Stories of Hope Playwriting Competition. Young and aspiring playwrights can submit their original works as one-act plays written in English, Tagalog or Taglish. The stories must convey hope to the audience, whether as a drama, comedy, or even musical.

“This competition aims not just to tell stories, but to uplift others as well,” said Lorenzo Chan, Jr., Pioneer Life President & CEO. “We hope we can do that through the Stories of Hope competition.”