Dwayne Johnson Smolders as a Video Game Action Hero in "Jumanji"

An archeologist and international explorer, Dr. Smolder Bravestone is the consummate action hero: fearless, faster than a speeding bullet, able to climb anything, exceptional skill with weapons – and he does it all with his trademark “smoldering intensity.”

His weaknesses? None. Who does that sound like? None other than Dwayne Johnson, who plays the role, in Columbia Pictures' upcoming action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (in Philippine cinemas Monday, January 8.)

But inside Dr. Bravestone is Spencer, a neurotic gamer with a fragile constitution, portrayed by Alex Wolff. Allergic and very nervous, Spencer is everything Dr. Bravestone is not… or so it seems.

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, four unlikely friends get sucked into the perilous world of Jumanji, and are transformed into avatars with unique skills. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in Jumanji forever…

Karen Gillan, from "Guardians of the Galaxy" to "Jumanji" (Opens Jan 08)

Scottish actress Karen Gillan (Nebula in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise) stars as Ruby Roundhouse, the warrior persona of nerdy teenage girl Martha in Columbia Pictures' action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (in Philippine cinemas Monday, January 8.)

In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, four unlikely friends get sucked into the perilous world of Jumanji, and are transformed into avatars with unique skills. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in Jumanji forever…

Experience "Insidious: The Last Key" in 360

Experience Insidious: The Last Key in 360, as you visit Elise Ranier’s childhood home in the newly released interactive video from Columbia Pictures.

Explore Elise Ranier’s childhood home starting with the first floor. Then descend to the basement and go through the red door and experience The Further.

Check out the video at http://youtu.be/FLf3qtumwQA and watch Insidious: The Last Key in Philippine cinemas January 17.

5 Tricks to avoid overspending this holiday season

Christmas is  here!  You might have just received your bonus this early, and now you’re just too excited to spend it on this and that, go on a shopping spree, or give gifts to your family, friends, or even to random people – sounds good, because you have a lot to spend so you won’t end up broke this season, right?  NOT.  The truth is, you can’t truly spend just enough without a plan.

So, how do you plan it out?  Perhaps you’ve been reading too many budgeting tips since the –ber months started, so you might have noticed by now what they have in common.  If you’re trying to come up with a Christmas spending strategy, but you’re flooded with the hundreds of advices that you don’t know what to follow anymore, go back to basics and keep it simple.  Make your funds work with you with these five straightforward tips.

Chef Anton Amoncio in "Let It Snow": An Early Christmas in Canada

It was an early Christmas gift for celebrity chef Anton Amoncio who is still in high spirits after participating in “Let it Snow,” a chef exchange program by the Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence held in Calgary, Canada. This is the first time that a Filipino chef was featured in the exchange. His trip was made possible through the Culinary Exchange program of the Canada Beef Centre of Excellence and in partnership with Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. 

Chef Anton, together with other world-renown chefs, whipped up appetizing recipes using Canada beef.

The week-long event is in celebration of Canada 150, which is the 150th founding anniversary of Canada. Three events happened at different Canadian luxury resorts, highlighting the seasons of Canada: at the Fairmont Banff Springs in early summer, Fairmont Royal York Toronto in harvest season, and Chateau Lake Louise for winter.  Chef Anton’s visit to the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is the finale of Canada Beef’s Canada 150 celebrations this year. 

Witness The “IMPOSSIBLE” This Holiday Season

Exciting. Thrilling. Amazing! The stage is set for the biggest magical spectacle this Holiday season as IMPOSSIBLE: World’s Greatest Magic Show finally arrives in Manila. Opening on Christmas Day, December 25th to January 3rd at the Araneta Coliseum, Filipinos will finally be able to see the much-awaited magical show live on stage.

Fresh from its record-breaking success in London’s West End, IMPOSSIBLE has been hailed by critics as “the Hottest Act in Town” (Daily Mail) for giving “variety, illusion and magic a brilliant, fresh spin” (The Stage). The Guardian describes IMPOSSIBLE as “a fiesta of trickery and illusion,” and "an absolute blast from start to finish!" says Hollywood News.

IMPOSSIBLE features six of the world’s most mind-blowing magical acts, fusing death-defying stunts, technological trickery, grand stage illusions and close-up magic in a fast-paced breath-taking performance that reinvents the biggest illusions in history.

Play for Fun, Action, Adventure in the All-New "Jumanji"

The game has changed, but the legend continues in Columbia Pictures' upcoming action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (in Philippine cinemas January 8.)

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, starring an all-star cast – Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan – four unlikely friends get sucked into the perilous world of Jumanji, and are transformed into avatars with unique skills. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in Jumanji forever…

OPPO is the first mobile brand to accept GCash Scan to Pay in PH

OPPO, Philippines’ top 2 international smartphone brand, in partnership with GCash, the country’s leading mobile wallet service, pioneers the first QR payment method for a mobile brand. 

Through the new scan-to-pay feature of the GCash App, customers can now purchase any OPPO product by simply scanning a GCash QR code at selected OPPO Concept Stores for faster, more convenient, and secure transactions. 

"Pitch Perfect 3" Soundtrack Out Now, Boasts All-New Mix of Mash-Ups

Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series.

Featuring a cappella mash-ups and medleys from the upcoming Universal Pictures' film, the soundtrack from UMe/Republic is now available on all formats. Pitch Perfect 3 hits Philippine cinemas nationwide on Monday, January 08, 2018.

Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson headline the returning cast of Pitch Perfect 3, the follow-up to summer 2015's blockbuster hit that took the honor of highest-grossing live-action movie-musical opening of all time and a #1 soundtrack debut. The eagerly awaited next chapter is led by series producers Paul Brooks of Gold Circle Entertainment and Max Handelman & Elizabeth Banks of Brownstone Productions. The film is directed by Trish Sie (Step Up All In).

New "Insidious: The Last Key" Trailer Goes Into the Further

Scream before it silences you. Watch the new trailer of Columbia Pictures' upcoming horror-thriller Insidious: The Last Key at http://youtu.be/_iqvImD81EQ.

The creative minds behind the hit Insidious trilogy return for Insidious: The Last Key. In the supernatural thriller, which welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home.

There's a New Scheme in Town in "Ocean's 8" Official First Trailer

Every con has its pros. Watch the official first trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Oceans 8” which has just been released by the studio.

The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when eight women plan and execute a heist in New York.  Oscar winner Sandra Bullock stars in the title role, alongside Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter.  Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross is directing.

Ross directs from a screenplay he wrote with Olivia Milch (upcoming “Dude”), with Steven Soderbergh and Jon Kilik producing, Michael Tadross, Susan Ekins, Sandra Bullock, Diana Alvarez and Bruce Berman executive producing, and Milch co-producing.  Filming is taking place in and around New York City.

16-year-old rapper Shanti Dope releases “Materyal” EP; Debut single “Nadarang” zooms to #1 on Spotify PH’s Top 50 Viral Chart!

Shanti Dope is a 16-year-old rapper from Manila, who started writing verses in 2013 following the footsteps of local rappers who use songwriting as a way to tell stories. Influenced by the idea of storytelling through rap, his first long verse got him into rapper Smugglaz 2015 album Walking Distance. 2017 marks the year he comes out with his own EP with Universal Records.

Along with Smugglaz, he counts as influences Loonie, Ron Henley, and Gloc-9, whose wordplay, context, rhymes, and narratives he aspires for in his own work. The name Shanti Dope meanwhile is borne of the influence of his father, who was a practitioner of Krishna Consciousness. Shanti is the sanskrit word for “peace,” which, alongside “dope” could mean “Peace is my natural drug.” This call for peace, given songs that actually speak of injustice and inequality, that insists on discussing the state of the nation, is what sets him apart from many rappers his age.

Your Selfie Expert Christmas Gift Guide

Now that Christmas is fast approaching, we are sure you’re definitely making your way through the holiday rush. And while everyone’s squeezing in as many gatherings and Christmas shopping as possible, Selfie Expert OPPO has got you covered on finding the perfect gift for you this season as it has officially announced its holiday promo with price drops you won’t be able to resist.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Opens at No.1, Grosses P145.2-M in 5 Days

The Philippines is one with The Force as Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi grossed a staggering P145.2-M in its first five days of release, opening at No.1 for the Dec. 13-17 frame.

Receiving some of the most glowing reviews in years, the Rian Johnson-directed tentpole was lauded by local critics and fans alike, with some even saying its the best Star Wars movie yet.

The biggest box-office grosses were reported by SM Megamall (P7.1-M), SM Mall of Asia (P6.5-M) and SM North EDSA (P5.6-M).

Universal Records Signs New Promising Band Better Days

Better Days formally signed a recording contract with Universal Records on Monday. The band is composed of Daniel Paringit on vocals and guitars, Jaro delos Reyes on guitar, Gelo Cabigon on bass and Rosner Mabuti on keyboards. Better Days is managed by Soupstar Entertainment, home to 6cyclemind, Imago, Sandwich, Hilera, Pedicab, and Moonstar88. They now join Gary Valenciano, Christian Bautista, Noel Cabangon, Parokya ni Edgar, Gloc-9, The CompanY, Sponge Cola, Aiza Seguerra, Claudia Barretto, Donny Pangilinan, Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona, in the elite roster of Universal Records’ prime artists.

Epson Strengthens partnership with DepEd on Gift of Brightness project

The partnership between the Department of Education (DepEd) and Epson Philippines on the digital imaging company’s Gift of Brightness program for youth and education was formalized during the Memorandum of Agreement ceremonial signing for DepEd partners held recently at the L.B. Soriano Hall, SEAMEO Innotech in Quezon City.

As a company, Epson has always supported the youth and education through various projects and advocacies, one of which is the Gift of Brightness program, started in 2013.

NOVUHAIR turns favor with Holiday bash promo

So you’ve got your festive outfit set and the fancy gift wrapped for your “monito” or “monita”. All that’s left undone is a party season-perfect hairstyle. 

The fresh out of the shower look can be seductive yet temporary. Blame it to tropical climate, it can spoil your appearance, besides making you feel sweaty and stale. The heat and humidity brought about by extreme weather condition, likewise, dries out the locks easily and make it more fragile. 

Adding damage to your delicate strands are the chemical contents of various products on hand. From shampoo to conditioner and hair treatment, down to styling goods to groom it to your liking, their harsh synthetic materials jeopardize the natural oil and luster of your mane.

Boy band 1:43 receives McJim Classic Leather’s OPM advocacy grant for single ‘Pasensya Na’

World-Class leather goods maker McJim Classic Leather has chosen iconic Filipino boy band 1:43 as the second recepient of its Dreams Get Real OPM Advocacy Grant  for its new single “Pasensya Na.”

McJim Classic Leather, which has always been supportive of Filipino music, tapped the revamped 1:43 to further promote OPM by making it more appealing and relevant, especially to the younger generation. Towards this end, in fact, McJim successfully launched talent searches for the next big thing in the local music scene and has—in the recent past—sponsored the music of personalities like Tony Labrusca and X-Factor UK contestant JBK.

Ang Larawan gets a unanimous “A” from the Cinema Evaluation Board

“Ang Larawan,” the lone musical entry in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival, has gotten a grade of “A” from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).

The musical written by National Artist for Theater Rolando Tinio and composed by Ryan Cayabyab is the only film this year wherein all CEB eleven members who previewed gave the highest grade. The CEB summation stated, “It is seldom and rare that the members of the Board give a unanimous A to a film.“

The Hunt is On in "Ready Player One" First Official Trailer

From director Steven Spielberg comes “Ready Player One” – in Philippine cinemas March 31, 2018. Watch the new trailer NOW!

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

PayMaya unleashes Christmas R&R on 12/12 with major rebates, rewards for all

PayMaya is giving all its account holders even more reasons to #ShareTheLove this Christmas as it announced today its Christmas Rebates and Rewards (R&R) promo, giving them a 50% rebate on payments made via PayMaya QR, plus an opportunity to earn P50 for every referral to PayMaya in Facebook Messenger.

“We know a lot of Filipinos are already scrambling to finish their holiday gift lists since it’s only two weeks before Christmas, so we want to give them some early gifts themselves as well as some additional joy to share with friends and family, giving them even more reasons to #ShareTheLove to all,” said Paolo Azzola, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director at PayMaya Philippines. "This all makes having a PayMaya account a must-have this Christmas season."

Warner Bros. Surpasses $5-Billion at Worldwide Box Office

Warner Bros. Pictures has crossed the $5 billion mark at the global box office this year—only the second time in its illustrious history that the Studio has crossed that tremendous milestone. It is also the eighth time in the last nine years that Warner Bros. has earned more than $4 billion in a single year, marking an industry record. The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Christmas Gift guide: Huawei phones you can buy under 20k

Upgrade your phone before the year ends!

Watching videos, social media, browsing, photos – we always have something to do with our phones!  If you’re still attached to your outdated device but thinking of letting go anytime soon, this Christmas season may be a perfect time to upgrade your phone.  With so many options to choose from, we narrowed down your choices to the best ones that will fit your budget and serve you well – depending on the functionality you need.  This season, try these Huawei phones as a gift to yourself! 

Huawei Nova 2i: if you’re looking for superb display.

With a 5.9-inch screen and a slim, elegant design, Huawei Nova 2i is easy to carry as you watch your favorite series and other fun videos, or view photos on your device.  Its FHD+ resolution screen transforms social media, reading books, playing games, and web browsing.  Priced for only Php14,990, the phone’s 4GB RAM with 64GB internal memory can run multiple tasks efficiently.  Plus, its quad camera setup (2 front, 2 rear) can effortlessly render and detect the depth-of-field of your photos.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" First Screenings on Dec 13 to Start at 5PM

Opening three days earlier than in the US, Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins its roll-out in Philippine cinemas on Wednesday, Dec. 13 with screenings starting at 5 in the afternoon.

Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets in now at their favorite theaters to avoid missing out to be one of the first in the world to watch the eagerly anticipated sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The rest of the world already benefits from motorcycle taxis

It has been weeks since motorcycle ride-hailing app Angkas suspended operations and as its dialogue with transport authorities on December 12 nears, the discussion about the viability of motorcycle taxis continues to concern the commuting public.

Across the globe, motorcycle taxis are considered an indispensable mode of public transportation, operating from East Africa (where they’re called “boda boda”), to Indonesia (“ojek”), Vietnam, China, to even the US, UK, and France, and yielding large benefits to both individuals and a city’s economy.

Why McJim leather goods make the perfect Christmas gifts for the men in your life

The signs are here: nippy mornings, Yuletide carols being aired, that tingly feeling of joyous anticipation . . . and yes, traffic snarls and gridlocks due to mall sales and bazaars. The latter is a stark reminder that the “season to be jolly” comes with the perennial search for the perfect gifts to give the men in your lives.

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" Trailer Puts Man, Dinosaurs in Peril

Universal Pictures has just launched the first global trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster hit, Jurassic World.

Check out the trailer below and watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in Philippine cinemas June 6, 2018.

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

ASEAN-Korea Flute Festival Triumphs with Back-to-Back Gala Concerts

The Philippine leg of the ASEAN-Korea Flute Festival concluded its week-long celebration with a gala concert at Carlos P. Romulo Theater, RCBC Building, Makati City on December 1, 2017 (Friday) and a public concert at Concert at the Park, Manila on December 2, 2017.

OPPO supports Miss Possibilities in stopping the use of the “R” Word

Miss Possibilities, the first pageant in Asia for children with special needs, just recently crowned Miss Possibilities 2017 Jennica Garcia. Despite having cerebral palsy, this did not stop Jennica in achieving her dreams by finishing a degree in Finance Accounting and passing the teacher’s licensure exam. OPPO fully supports the Miss Possibilities Foundation in its aim to raise awareness for equal treatment. One of their strong advocacies is to end the use of the “R” word due to its defamatory and unethical meaning.  

The pageant is in its 3rd installment since 2015, and it has become a tradition for the special needs community to gather together for one special night to celebrate their achievements, talents, and importance to the society. With its core theme “Beauty Knows No Boundaries”, it also featured the overwhelming support of influential celebrities who joined the special fashion show with children from the special needs community in their French themed outfits.  

TFC Online Kicks Off Win-Win Refer-A-Friend Program This Season of Giving

Friends and being a friend are gifts that keep on giving, and starting this holiday season, you can take that literally.

TFC Online offers super fun and rewards for friendship by kicking off its Refer-a-Friend program where friends can invite friends to subscribe to TFC Lite or Premium Package and both win!

The rewards?  For the referrer, 30 days FREE Premium Access to TFC Online which includes access to its ever-growing library of movies, teleserye, variety, sports and modern lifestyle shows.  For the referral recipient, they get immediate savings of more than 35 percent on the first month of subscription!

VIVO’s Newest Local Ambassador Julie Ann San Jose and Ashley Rivera Led the V7 launch at SM North EDSA.

Vivo, one of the leading smartphone brands in the country today, held a re-launch of its latest offering from the V series. The Vivo V7, was first unveiled in a grand launch at the SM City Bacolod Event Center North Wing last November 18 with Vivo influencer Boyband PH headlining the event. 

The re-launch, which took place at the SM North EDSA Cyberzone Event Center last November 28, was graced by performances by R&B singer and Vivo influencer Julie Anne San Jose plus newest all-male group One Up. The event was also hosted by the DJ and Vlogger Ashley Rivera. The V7 re-launch was largely attended by members of the media from various networks and bloggers. Ms. Hazel Bascon, Vice President of Vivo Philippines and Head of Sales welcomed the members of the press and the audience in attendance.

“Kapamilya Fiesta World” brings 10th year celebration in Europe

After an overwhelming welcome for the “Kapamilya Fiesta World” in Barcelona, ABS-CBN Regional and The Filipino Channel (TFC) bring the celebrations to Florence, Italy on December 8 at 4 p.m. at the Obihall ,Teatro, Di Firenze, Via Fabrizio De Andre, Florence, Italy.

The “Kapamilya Fiesta World”, an annual celebration of the Philippine culture and talent by way of the iconic fiesta and its elements, has been bringing the best of Filipino entertainment to the rest of the world, specifically Europe since 2007.

FDCP and NHCP Launch SineSaysay: Documentary Film Lab and Showcase

With its continuous aim to educate and empower filmmakers in the country, Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) launched its latest program, this time on the documentary film format, with SineSaysay: Documentary Film Lab and Showcase. The first year of the program will take place in 2018 in partnership with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).

Shrimp Bucket Celebrates 5th Year With BGC Cook Out!

Filipinos have an explicit love affair with seafood. Which is not unlikely, given that we live on a collection of islands surrounded by deep, rich waters that offer up their bounty all year round.

This love is especially pronounced with shrimp. It’s available all year long in our groceries, we ferment them to make our precious bagoong, dry them to make our soups more savory, and include them in stir-fries, noodle dishes, and on the rare occasions, even dessert.

So it’s no wonder that when Shrimp Bucket opened its doors five years ago, Pinoys welcomed the new restaurant with open arms and healthy appetites.

SM, Globe team up to boost Supermall internet

SM Supermalls, in partnership with Globe Telecom Inc., boosts free internet services in selected SM malls nationwide starting November this year. With speedy and reliable internet connection, more shoppers and mall goers will be able to access everything they need online to make their mall-going experiences enjoyable, seamless, and convenient.

Being #AlwaysConnectedAtSM, customers can check out movie schedules, tune in to their social media accounts, book a ride and get first dibs on the latest dining spots and fashion finds that SM malls have in store for them. Mall goers only need to connect to @SMFreeWiFi via their mobile device, tablet, or laptop to enjoy one hour of free internet service.

"Pitch Perfect 3" Ushers-In the Holidays with "12 Days of Pitchmas" Video

Sing-along with the Bellas as they usher-in the holiday season with the release of Pitch Perfect 3's “12 Days of Pitchmas” featurette.

Check out the holiday-themed featurette below and watch Pitch Perfect 3 in Philippine cinemas January 8, 2018.

Vivo and Robinsons officially seals long-term partnership

Two big-name brands recently came together to seal a long-term partnership. Leading smartphone brand Vivo and big-ticket mall operator Robinsons Malls formally announced the tie-up in a press conference held last November 27 at Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas.

The partnership commences with a promo perfectly timed for the holiday season. Inspired by the Filipino Christmas custom of giving, Vivo and Robinsons Malls will be mounting a 200 Vivo phone giveaway exclusive to shoppers of select Robinsons Malls. This limited offering from Vivo and Robinsons Malls is a perfect uplift to the holiday spirits. 

Feel good original “Titibo-tibo ” is 2017 Himig Handog Best Song

After months of search, presentations and judging, “Titibo-Tibo,” the feel-good song about a boyish girl who finds herself getting more womanly after falling in love with a guy, composed by Libertine Amistoso and interpreted by singer-songwriter Moira dela Torre, bagged the Best Song and was announced the grand winner in the largest Filipino songwriting competition, Himig Handog 2017, during the finals held at the “ASAP” stage on November 26, 2017.

"Jumanji's" Larger-Than-Life Characters in Solo Posters

The character posters for Columbia Pictures' upcoming action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are now online, individually revealing the lovable ensemble.

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, starring an all-star cast – Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan – four unlikely friends get sucked into the perilous world of Jumanji, and are transformed into avatars with unique skills. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in Jumanji forever…

Dwayne Johnson plays archeologist and international explorer, Dr. Smolder Bravestone who's the consummate action hero.

Acer Philippines Announces Holiday Promo With The SM Store!

Shopping is something that we can definitely enjoy, and what better news for shopper is getting news that you can shop more! This is what Acer Philippines, one of the leading tech and innovations company, shares an exciting Christmas treat as it announces its #MalayangPasko Holiday Promo. Done in partnership with retail giant SM, the Promo was recently launched together with its endorsers JM De Guzman and Jennylyn Mercado at the Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall. 

Recognizing that customers have diverse priorities and interests especially during the holiday season, Acer Philippines believes that this Christmas, there is no greater gift than the gift of choice. Dubbing the Promo as #MalayangPasko, the IT company has chosen to partner with The SM Store, the nation’s ultimate shopping destination known for their wide range of products, wholly communicated by their tagline “We’ve got it all for you”. 

VIVO V7 was launched in four different Malls featuring Celebrity Performers

Vivo again wowed the crowd with their recent unveiling of the Vivo V7, the newest addition to the V series. The grand launch happened at the City of Smiles—Bacolod City last November 18 at the SM City Bacolod Event Center North Wing. The launch was graced by the presence of Vivo influencer and hottest boyband in the country Boyband PH made up of Joao Constancia, Niel Murillo, Tristan Ramirez, Russell Reyes, Ford Valencia. The group entertained fans with their upbeat performances. 

Shopee Makes Gift-Giving Merrier this Christmas Season

No Christmas season in the world is as fun and festive as that in the Philippines, and Shopee is here to make Paskong Pilipino even merrier. In addition to celebrating Filipino traditions centered around the themes of family and sharing, Shopee Philippines aims to make festive gifting more convenient and fuss-free. 

“Christmas is a special occasion in the Philippines, but it’s also one of the busiest and most hectic times of the year, especially in Metro Manila. At Shopee, we offer both savings and convenience for Filipinos when it comes to completing their festive shopping online, so that they can spend more time with their families and friends,” said Terence Pang, Chief Operating Officer of Shopee.

This Christmas, Filipinos can check off their Christmas shopping lists from the comfort of their homes with Shopee’s free delivery and cash on delivery options. To add to the festive cheer, from 11 November to 25 December, the Shopee Super Christmas Sale will be featuring huge discounts across popular gift categories including Health & Beauty, Home & Living, and Mobile & Gadgets. On December 11 and 12, shoppers can also look forward to non-stop exciting promotions, including P12 deals, discounts up to 90% off, giveaways, flash deals and many more. Participating brands include Cosmetique Asia, Unilever, Timeless Manila, Coca-Cola, Polaroid, Imarflex, Indoplas and Infinix.

Joaquin Garcia Launches His Album at Resorts World

We love it when we have Pinoy representative to WCOPA, and more when they bring home victory yet we have to appreciate their voice and talents to more people. One of these talents is Joaquin Garcia who originally was part of That's Entertainment in the 90s. Naturally inclined to music, this was the talent he is proud and he developed through time. Despite not going all out to skyrocket his career back then, he aimed to improve himself as a person by continuing his studies and graduate with two degrees. 

What Does It Take To Get Into Bull's Trial Science Team

Main protagonist Dr. Jason Bull (Michael Weatherly) of legal drama Bull no doubt shines as he fronts every episode with his snooty brilliance. However, none of his courtroom strategies would have been possible if it weren’t for an equally brilliant team.

With experts in various fields from neuropsychology and litigation to hacking and even fashion, Bull’s Trial Analysis Corporation (TAC) is television’s dream team we could only hope to join. But if such a fictional team were real, what would get us recruited?

Technology is central to TAC’s ability to manipulate trials to its favor. At its heart is the 400-factor matrix created by neurolinguist Marissa Morgan (Geneva Carr) to predict juror behavior with astonishing accuracy. Cyber intelligence, care of hacker Cable McCrory (Annabelle Attanasio), further adds to the team’s digital arsenals.

"Downsizing" Thinks Big for Its New Poster

Matt Damon is meant for something bigger in the new poster for Paramount Pictures' new quirky comedy Downsizing directed by two-time Oscar-winner Alexander Payne.

Check out the poster below and watch Downsizing in Philippine cinemas January 24.

Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small.

People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world. With the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha for a new downsized community, taking the irreversible leap that will trigger life-changing adventures when they become small.

Steven Yeun is Bo, a Small Donkey with Big Dreams in "The Star" (Opens Dec 6)

He's best known for his starring role in the AMC smash hit The Walking Dead as Glenn Rhee, a role which he originated and developed into a pivotal character, becoming a favorite for both fans and critics alike for seven seasons.

Now, Korean actor Steven Yeun lends his voice to Bo, a pint-sized donkey who wholeheartedly believes he is destined for a bigger purpose, in Sony Pictures Animation's The Star (in Philippine cinemas December 6.)

Oprah Leads Voice Cast of Quirky Camels in "The Star"

No less than legendary Queen of Talk and humanitarian Oprah Winfrey leads the voice actors of not-so-wise camels in Sony Pictures Animation's The Star, a family film about the events leading up to the very first Christmas.

Tyler Perry (Gone Girl) lends voice to Cyrus, the know-it-all camel, Felix (Tracy Morgan) is not sure if he knows anything, and Deborah (Winfrey) is the one actually paying attention. These three will do more than just carry the Wise Men.

12 Days of Christmas bring the Filipino touch to homes around the world through Christmas carols

TFC, the world’s largest and leading Filipino news and entertainment brand, and Remitly, the easy, fast, and affordable way to send money to the Philippines from a computer or mobile device, have partnered to bring Filipinos all over the world the first-ever digital Christmas caroling experience, Namamasko Po! The Kapamilya Christmas Carols. The project will bring the Filipino Christmas spirit to Kapamilyas around the world.

“I came to realize that in countries like the U.S., you get more trick-or-treaters than you get Christmas carolers,” said Head of Global Events Ricky Resurreccion, a migrant who has lived away from the Philippines for many years. He adds: “Mas maraming nananakot, kaysa sa nangangarolling.” (There are more people trying to scare you, than those bringing good cheer through caroling). Anecdotal to some but true for most, there is a sentimental longing for celebrating Christmas the way it is done in the homeland, especially given that the Philippines is famous for having the world’s longest Christmas season.