Pinoy Spartan Team Proves That Together, No Obstacles Is Too Tough

What one can achieve, a team can do better.

Meet TeamBato: a band of fearless iron men and women from the Philippines who’ve come together to conquer some of history’s toughest races in true Filipino style.

The team first formed when a number of Filipinos in Singapore joined the Lion City’s inaugural Spartan Race in 2015. The first of the race’s Trifecta Series, the Spartan Sprint was difficult enough to push them past their limits as they ploughed through 20 to 23 obstacles on a three- to five-mile course.

From climbing steep ramps to crossing mud and even fire, TeamBato quickly realized that on top of having to prepare physically and mentally for the race, they also needed to rely on one another to emerge victorious. After completing the Spartan Sprint, the group started training in weekly workouts to better prepare for succeeding events. It was then that the Filipino spirit of friendship and community awakened in each member.

"Wonder Woman" To Have Midnight Previews June 1 at 12:01AM Nationwide

The countdown to the opening of Warner Bros. Pictures' Wonder Woman cannot be any faster, but die-hard fans are in for a treat as the studio has announced midnight previews on June 1 at 12:01AM in selected cinemas in Metro Manila and regional cities.

Fans are advised to reserve and buy their tickets now to be among the first in the world to watch Wonder Woman.

In Metro Manila, midnight screenings are confirmed to be held in Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Trinoma, S' Maison, SM Aura, SM Bacoor, SM BF, SM Bicutan, SM Fairview, SM Light Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Marilao, SM Megamall, SM Molino, SM North EDSA, SM Southmall, Robinsons Magnolia, Powerplant, Century, CommerCenter, Eastwood, Evia, Fisher's Mall, Gateway, Newport, Starmall Alabang, Starmall EDSA, Starmall Las Pinas, Starmall San Jose, Vista Mall Sta. Rosa, Vista Mall Taguig, Uptown and Venice Cineplex.

The loan and winding road to borrowing

Home Credit and CIC share their top tips when getting a loan

If you’ve ever used a credit card for purchases, or availed of a consumer loan for a big expense, or even simply borrowed lunch money from a co-worker, you are not alone—according to data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, nearly 50% of adult Filipinos have an outstanding debt, while another 33% had borrowed money in the past.

Universal Pictures Unveils "Dark Universe" For Its Classic Monsters Series of Films

Universal Pictures announced May 23 that its series of films reviving the studio’s classic monster characters for a new generation will be known as “Dark Universe.”

The motion logo for the new initiative features a musical theme composed by Danny Elfman and will debut in theaters preceding The Mummy, which will be released in Philippine cinemas June 7.

(Watch the Dark Universe clip at

It’s Always a Fiesta with May Sparkling Grape Juice!

With our high-spirited flair for celebration and inherently fun-loving nature, it comes as no surprise that we Filipinos are renowned for being among the happiest people in the world! This penchant for coming together in the spirit of merrymaking is perhaps best demonstrated in the multitude of colorful annual festivals that happen all over our country, and each fiesta presents its own unique experience. Most provinces celebrate their colorful fiestas during the summer season. Listed below are some of the biggest fiestas that we Filipinos look forward to and are the vacation highlights during May and June:

Pahiyas Festival

Celebrated in thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest, the Pahiyas Festival is held on the 15th of May in Lucban, Quezon. Houses lining the streets of Lucban are finely decorated with agricultural produce, plants and colorful rice wafers called kiping. A friendly spirit of competition fills the air as neighbors try to outdo each other’s decorative creativity, although doors are open and neighbors are all welcome to partake of the feasts laid out inside.

Dwayne Johnson Anchors "Baywatch" With Boundless Personality

Superstar Dwayne Johnson rocks the beach as lifeguard hero Mitch Buchannon in Paramount Pictures' big-screen adaptation of Baywatch (in Philippine cinemas May 31, 2017).

In Emerald Bay, no one looms larger than legendary lifeguard, Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon. As the leader of the Baywatch team, Mitch has become something of a local folk hero.

“Mitch’s singular goal on any given day is to protect his beach and the people who come there to enjoy it,” Johnson explains. “He cares deeply about the people of Emerald Bay and they love him for it, to the point that the locals have created their own mythology around him. ‘Did he create Google?’ ‘Did he help launch the first rocket to the moon, even though he’s in his early forties?’ He’s shrouded in mystery.”

Affordable Orange Blush Hair Deals for The Beautiful You

Orange Blush Salon (OBS) offers affordable special services to give the public the best choices in hair treatment and styling.

Celebrity Hair Deals and Sakto Deals are two of OBS promo packages that are cheaper than the usual price in the hair salon market.

Celebrity Hair Deals is about hair coloring techniques and styles used by celebrities in their most fabulous look on television. Celebrity Hair Deals, according to OBS president Joby Linsangan-Moreno, is “nakakaartista ang dating."

Clients who opt for Celebrity  Hair Deals, have three choices to make:  #1 Balayage Technique and Ombre Hair Color for 1,799; Celebrity Hair Deals #2 Balayage Technique and Ombre Hair Color with Essential Oils Treatment for 2,499; Celebrity Hair Deals #3 Balayage Technique and Ombre Hair Color with Essential Oils Treatment for 2,999.

"Narcos" Star Plays Matchmaker-Nurse in "Everything, Everything"

Star of Netflix’s hit crime drama and Golden Globe-nominated series Narcos, Ana de la Reguera now appears in Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' new romantic drama Everything, Everything.

Based on the bestselling book of the same name by Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything tells the unlikely love story of Maddy (Amandla Sternberg), a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly (Nick Robinson), the boy next door who won’t let that stop them.

RTL CBS Summer Fair Brings Family Weekend At Glorietta

RTL CBS Asia just took fun and excitement to a whole new level with a weekend getaway for the entire family. Now on its third year, the RTL CBS Summer Fair returned bigger and better than ever with a slew of attractions as well as activities that let everyone enjoy a rare moment under the spotlight.

The three-day festival drew in crowds at Glorietta Makati from May 26 to 28, bringing to life some of cable TV’s most talked-about shows such as The X Factor UK, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Scorpion.

Villainy Runs in the Family in New "Despicable Me 3" Trailer

The team who brought you Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3.

View the new trailer of Despicable Me 3 at and watch the film in Philippine cinemas on June 14, 2017.

ABS-CBN’s TFC Live Joins Canada 150’s Celebration of Diversity

Canada truly embraces diversity and two of its world-renowned leaders emphasized this as they ushered in 2017.

On the eve of the beginning of the of the 150th anniversary of Canada – also known as the sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation – no less than Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, praised the nation for having “earned a reputation as a welcoming, respectful and compassionate country.”  The Queen encouraged everybody “to continue to embody the values of equality, freedom and inclusion” and “to remind the world of the importance of protecting those values and of passing them on to future generations.”

"Wonder Woman's" Gal Gadot Greets Fans from Philippines

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a short video of Gal Gadot greeting her Filipino fans as she invited them to watch her film, “Wonder Woman” in Philippine cinemas June 1, 2017.

Check out the video at

“Mabuhay, Philippines!,” starts the Israeli actress in the video.

Vivo V5s makes a star-studded entrance in the Philippines

Celebrity performers Tony Labrusca, Mccoy de Leon,
Boyband PH and Vivo hosts Verniece Enciso and Nikko Ramos
 pose for a perfect selfie using the newly launched V5s,
which boasts of superb camera features and selfie tools.
Bringing fun and entertainment to an already pumped up crowd, some of the brightest and most promising names in the entertainment industry today graced the much awaited launch of the newest “perfect selfie” phone of top five global premium brand1 Vivo, the V5s, at SM City North Edsa Annex last May 19.

Actor-model Tony Labrusca, Hashtag dancer Mccoy de Leon, and much talked about male singing group Boyband PH entertained a crowd of mall goers and selfie lovers as they hit the stage for their special performances. Labrusca and Boyband PH serenaded fans with their vocal prowess, while de Leon showed off his slick dance moves as they all await the big reveal of the V5s.

Peter Parker Out To Prove Himself in New "Spider-Man: Homecoming" Trailer

Suit up and step up for the new international trailer of Columbia Pictures' Spider-Man: Homecoming which may be viewed at

Check out brand new poster art below as well and watch Spider-Man: Homecoming when it swings to Philippine cinemas on Thursday, July 6, 2017.

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

Directed by Jon Watts and produced by Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal, the screenplay is by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley and Jon Watts & Christopher Ford and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers, based on the Marvel comic book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

"The Mummy" Official Trailer 3 Heralds Beginning of Dark Universe

This June, it takes a monster to defeat another monster. Check out the new trailer of Universal Pictures' epic action-adventure The Mummy starring Tom Cruise at And witness the beginning of a dark universe.

The Mummy rises in Philippine cinemas on June 7, 2017.

Tom Hardy To Lead "Venom" For Sony's Marvel Universe

Columbia Pictures has just announced that Oscar-nominated actor Tom Hardy (The Revenant, The Dark Knight Rises) will star in the action adventure Venom for director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland).

Venom will be the first film out of the gate from Sony’s Marvel Universe after Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film will be released worldwide on October 5, 2018 with a production start date of fall 2017.

Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji) and Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower) are writing the script for Venom, with Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Amy Pascal as producers. Palak Patel and Eric Fineman will oversee the production for Columbia Pictures.

Venom is one of the most popular superheroes in the Marvel Universe and is unique because Eddie Brock is able to converse and have a relationship with the symbiote, which culminates to him becoming Venom

Go Dual Cam Now—at 0% installments!

Huawei teams up with Home Credit for 0% interest promos for the dual cam GR5 2017 and other popular models

Just as Huawei promised earlier this year, 2017 has definitely become the Year of the Dual Cam, with the smartphone giant ushering in its latest array of dual-camera phones, including the popular Huawei GR5 2017 model. These phones have proven to be a big hit among users, allowing them to achieve the much-desired blurred background or “bokeh” effect in photos, and enjoy other premium features. 

All Hands on Deck for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge"

It's “all hands on deck” as beloved characters return and new ones make their mark in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge, in the Philippines cinemas on May 24, 2017. Find out below who's coming back and who's joining for the first time.

CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW (Johnny Depp). The dreadlocked, ring-and-bangle-bedecked buccaneer of dubious morality and personal hygiene, is either the greatest or worst pirate ever, depending upon who is offering their opinion. With his beloved Black Pearl still encased in a bottle and down on his luck, Captain Jack is about to face even more dire circumstances, which will call upon all of his considerable wiles to survive, when he is pursued by his deadliest enemy yet, the ghostly Captain Salazar.

Toby’s Sports Launches “We Got This” Campaign and E-commerce Site

Philippine Sports Heritage Brand Strengthens Customer Relationship with New Rally Cry and 24/7 Online Store

Toby’s Sports, the largest multi-brand sports retailer in the Philippines, today unveiled a national campaign that underlines its aggressive pursuit to promote sports and an active lifestyle. The retail chain also officially launched its e-commerce site, a testament to its commitment to providing the best shopping experience to its customers, further solidifying its place as the sports retailer of choice for Filipinos.  

For Director Patty Jenkins, World is Now Ready for "Wonder Woman"

Best known for her Oscar-winning debut feature “Monster,” director Patty Jenkins now brings to the screen one of the greatest Super Heroes of all time, known the world over as “Wonder Woman.”

A revered and enduring DC archetype and a global symbol of strength and equality for more than 75 years—how and when did she come to be, and why did mankind’s welfare become so important to her?

Jenkins’ larger-than-life hero’s journey, “Wonder Woman” tells the long-awaited origin story of Diana (Gal Gadot), the only child of Themyscira, a secret island gifted to her people from the king of the gods himself, Zeus. Hailing from the world of Amazons, Diana has been preparing for combat her whole life. But to become a true warrior, she will need to carry the courage of her convictions—and an arsenal like no other—onto the most harrowing battlefield the world has ever known.

Miley Cyrus Returns To The Stage For Worldwide Television Debut Of Her New Single "Malibu" AT The 2017 Billboard Music Awards

Dick clark productions announced that music superstar Miley Cyrus will take the stage at the “2017 Billboard Music Awards” to perform her highly-anticipated new single “Malibu,” for the first time to a worldwide television audience. An incredibly gifted singer-songwriter, known as much for her talent as for her unconventional style, Miley has continued to push the boundaries throughout her career. She's tallied 43 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, and is among only 15 women in the chart's history with at least 40 charted titles. In 2013, she earned her first No. 1: "Wrecking Ball." On the Billboard 200 albums, Cyrus has tallied five No. 1 albums, most recently with 2013's Bangerz. In total, she has sold nearly 15 million albums in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, May 22 at 8:00 a.m. (7:00 a.m. JKT/BKK) exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment.

“Miley Cyrus is and always has been an artist that makes an impact. Her incredible talent and imprint on pop culture are undeniable,” said Mark Bracco, Executive Producer, 2017 Billboard Music Awards. “We are thrilled to have her debut ‘Malibu’ at the ‘2017 Billboard Music Awards’ and look forward to a raw and honest performance that will likely surprise many.”

Fans can still vote online and on Twitter for Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Xfinity, and Top Social Artist. Voting for both categories will close one hour after the show starts.

The “2017 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on MONDAY, MAY 22at 8:00 a.m. (7:00 a.m. JKT/BKK) exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment

Billboard Music Awards nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 18, 2016 through March 16, 2017. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.

For additional information on the “2017 Billboard Music Awards,” follow RTL CBS Entertainment on Facebook, or check out or the Billboard hub at

Your Stage Is Set For The World's Best Entertainment Comes To Life At The RTL CBS Summer Fair 2017

Summer is about to get better with a weekend of fun and excitement at the 2017 RTL CBS Summer Fair happening from May 26 to 28. Join the three-day festival at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati and experience the limelight with the entire family!

Now on its third year, the 2017 Summer Fair is bringing the hottest television programs including The X Factor UK, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Scorpion to life with attractions that are sure to unleash hidden talents and let guests enjoy a moment of fame.

Anyone with a knack for singing can showcase their vocal prowess at The X Factor Stage, or take a shot at becoming a social media hit at the Carpool Karaoke booth.

If high-tech crime fighting sounds exciting, guests can try their hand at action with the Scorpion Laser Room challenge. And for a bit of lighthearted comedy, the Fail Army Velcro Wall will offer a few laughs—all in good fun!

Zac Efron Channels Ryan Lochte in the New Sex Comedy "Baywatch"

Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses both film and television, Zac Efron has proven to be one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents.

This season, Efron co-stars opposite Dwayne Johnson in Paramount Pictures' Baywatch, the highly-anticipated comedy based off the popular '90s TV show.

In Philippine cinemas starting May 31, Baywatch follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with Matt Brody (Efron), a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

The Women Lifeguards of "Baywatch" Are Ready to Make Waves

Three feisty women – Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach and Ilfenesh Hadera – play essential and iconic members of the Emerald Bay lifeguard team in Paramount Pictures’ big-screen reinvention of Baywatch (in Philippine cinemas May 31, 2017).

Baywatch follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Zac Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Levi’s® style tips: How to wear your 501® Skinny and 501® CT jeans

The Levi’s® 501® Skinny and 501® CT takes inspiration from the iconic 501® Original, the Levi’s® jeans that started it all. Remastered for today’s taste, these jeans add style to any male and female wardrobe, in many possible ways.  

With these contemporary 501® takes come a recurring habit: staring at the closet for hours, racking brains on ideas for tops that would perfectly complement your brand-new Levi’s® 501® Skinny and 501® CT jeans?

Once again, the timeless Levi’s® brand makes living in Levi’s® a tad easier for you by sharing wardrobe ideas for these two jeans.  

Levi’s® 501® skinny jeans for ladies

Levi’s® suggests a perfect skinny jean look for women:

Set Sail for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge"

From Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films comes “Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge,” the fifth film in the now iconic Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise, which returns Johnny Depp to his Academy Award®-nominated role as the outrageous, swashbuckling antihero Captain Jack Sparrow.

Depp is joined in this new adventure with Oscar® winners Javier Bardem and Geoffrey Rush, and cast members both new and familiar to Pirates of the Caribbean fans.

Pop Soul Princess Sassa debuts solo album, “Sassy Sassa” with single “Kumakaba”

After being supported by millions of viewers on The Voice Kids PH Season 2, finalist Sassa Dagdag or simply ‘Sassa,’ releases her physical and digital debut album titled “Sassy Sassa” under PolyEast Records. 

The 14-year-old pop star showcases her world-class vocals - often compared to that of international superstars Alicia Keys and Beyoncé – by taking on a very full and sultry character in her album. It consists of five tracks including her first single, “Kumakaba” written by Arnie Mendaros. You can check out the official music video up on the YouTube Channel of PolyEast. 

The whole album exhibits a contemporary feel starting off with a mid-tempo, blend of pop and R&B in the first track, “Itatago Na Lang”. Meanwhile, “Parang Pag-ibig” penned by Jungee Marcelo exquisitely displays Sassa’s voice quality in a jazzy tune coupled with a lazy rhythm. The fourth track exuding pop feels is titled “Dyan Ka Lang” written by Kiko Salazar and completing the album is a slow ballad titled “Forever Love”.

Latest Trailer of "Transformers: The Last Knight" Unlocks Secret History

The newest international trailer of Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight has just arrived at setting up the secret history of the giant robots, the film's comedic elements, Bumblebee's hidden powers and relentless, action set-pieces.

The fifth instalment of the massively successful Transformers franchise is coming to Philippine theatres on June 21, 2017.

Along with the trailer launch, the studio has also revealed the latest one-sheet art which may be seen below.

The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).

Tickle your Tastebuds with New Treats from Brooklyn’s New York Pizza

Brooklyn’s New York Pizza is bringing in four (4) new exciting dishes to tickle your tastebuds this Mothers’ Day, May 14, 2017!

Watch out for these new sandwiches that comes with a side of fries made for you to enjoy more meat in your buns!

Raging Buffalo (P288)
Saucy and crispy buffalo chicken fillet with coleslaw and ranch dressing. Delightfully flavorful!

Young Adult Novel "Everything, Everything" Now a Romantic Film

Based on the bestselling book by Nicola Yoon comes Warner Bros. Pictures' new romantic drama Everything, Everything. The tells the unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who won’t let that stop them.

Everything, Everything stars Amandla Stenberg as Maddy and Nick Robinson as Olly, and also stars Ana de la Reguera and Anika Noni Rose.

“I wanted to import the whole book into the movie,” says director Stella Meghie. “There was just so much between Maddy and Olly, the little moments that I wanted to get in, like every text conversation. Nicola wrote something so funny and sweet and honest and even fantastical, and it was important to me that the film feel like that, too.”

Hassle-Free: honestbee Delivers Groceries, Food, Even Your Laundry

The city lifestyle is exciting as it is challenging. Within the Metro, there is no lack of things to see or places to be, but the modern lifestyle is also always full of time-consuming chores that need to be done. Whether it is stocking up on groceries, doing the laundry, or simply sitting down to a meal at the end of a long day at work, these tasks take up time, effort, and energy. 

These cosmopolitan challenges have been successfully addressed by honestbee, an app that acts as your personal concierge.  honestbee is an all-in-one, on-demand lifestyle platform that saves you time by handling your chores for you, so you have time for what matters.

New Raunchy Comedy is Not Your Daddy's "Baywatch"

For a generation of TV fans the world over, the name Baywatch conjures up images of sun, surf and statuesque lifeguards, running in slow-motion in form-fitting red swimsuits.

Now, that’s about to change as Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious 8, Central Intelligence) and Zac Efron (Neighbors, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) star in Paramount Pictures’ raunchy reinvention of Baywatch, in Philippine cinemas May 31, 2017.

The film follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Shortfilm ‘Pitaka’ goes viral as it tugs at the heartstrings of Filipino netizens

Pitaka, a short film directed by Chris Cahilig, touched the hearts of Filipinos as it depicted the story of a hardworking young man who set aside his own dreams to provide for his younger brother’s needs—and how the younger sibling showed his gratitude to kuya in the end.

Presented by McJim Classic Leather through its Get Reel online campaign, the video, which was upload on May 11, garnered over 630,000 views and 12,300 shares on Facebook in just five days.

Vivo's newest ‘perfect selfie’ phone V5s set for big launch at SM North Edsa

Top five premium global brand Vivo is set to spring yet another surprise for all selfie lovers as it launches its newest ‘perfect selfie’ phone, the Vivo V5s, on May 19, Friday, at SM City North Edsa Annex.

The big reveal will be graced by Vivo executives and key personalities in the smartphone and tech industry, including lifestyle blogger Verniece Enciso. Vivo fans and mall goers will also be entertained by lively performances from actor and model Tony Labrusca and BoybandPH members Ford Valencia, Joao Constancia, Niel Murillo, Russell Reyes, and Tristan Ramirez.

The new Vivo V5s will brandish the highly coveted 20-megapixel front camera with f2.0 aperture, which allows users to capture crystal clear, high-resolution selfies.

Jodi Sta. Maria to face life-changing decision in the Star Cinema film “Dear Other Self”

A woman in search of herself is the center of the story of the upcoming Star Cinema film “Dear Other Self,” which stars Jodi Sta. Maria, Joseph Marco, and Xian Lim, screening in key countries worldwide via TFC@theMovies starting May 25.

The film’s director Veronica Velasco shares that she and co-writer Jinky Laurel took inspiration from the former’s teenage daughter. “I noticed that because of the things they read on the internet, they become aware of different places around the world and they want to travel there”, she recalls. “These days, there is a concept of yolo or you only live once where some feel the need to leave everything behind and travel the world.  I was thinking, ‘what if that is the life she chose’, and thus ‘Dear Other Self’ was born.”

“Dear Other Self” tells the story of Becky (Sta. Maria), the breadwinner of the family who faces a life-changing decision in her life one day. One has her starting her day right, nailing a presentation, and getting promoted. The other has her waking up on the wrong side of the bed, flunking a presentation, and getting fired.

TELUS International Philippines Transforms a School at the 11th annual TELUS Days of Giving in Manila

Leading business outsourcing services provider TELUS International Philippines (TIP), in partnership with the non-profit organization, Hands on Manila (HOM), transformed a school and a community in Tondo, Manila during the company’s annual TELUS Days of Giving (TDOG) on May 13, 2017.

“TELUS Days of Giving are just one of the ways our company provides team members with the opportunity to showcase their commitment to the communities around the world where we live, work, and serve,” shared Jeffrey Puritt, President and CEO of TELUS International. “We reinforced our corporate philosophy, “we give where we live‟, right here in Manila when wecame together today to create a safe, clean, and comfortable learning environment for students to maximize their potential.”

Construction Show Construction Show Cebu remains relevant at 25

Marking its milestone at 25, Construction Show Cebu (CEBUCON) is set to take the center stage at the Sky Hall and Mountain Wing Atrium in SM Seaside City Cebu, from June 2 to 5, 2017. 

With the theme “25 Years of Building Business Networks in the Construction Industry in the Southern Philippines,” CEBUCON remains relevant by showcasing product solutions, innovations and expertise that meet the current and future demands of the industry in the region. It was first conceived and organized in 1993 to be aligned with the vision that Cebu will become a major gateway of trade and tourism in the region. CEBUCON Organizer L.A. Ducut & Company, Inc.’s managing director, Lilibeth D. Abais, said that this milestone event is evident that CEBUCON delivers its commitment to be a vital trade link between suppliers and their market in the region’s construction industry as the popular venue for product displays, launchings, market tests and networking event among industry trade professionals, suppliers and stakeholders.

Get 501® pesos off on Levi’s® iconic 501® jeans on May 20

In celebration of the 144th birthday of Levi’s®, the world’s original jean, the timeless brand is offering a special gift on May 20: P501 off and a limited edition 501® patch for every purchase of its iconic 501® jean. This nationwide promo will include purchases from Zalora and Lazada.

Levi’s® 501® jean, named by TIME Magazine in 2000 as the “fashion item of the 20th century,” has redefined the fashion sense of men and women since it was first released. The classic 501®, however, continues to be fresh and relevant, even as it maintains its vintage look and vibe.

This year, Levi’s® welcomed the newest addition to its 501® family—the 501® Skinny, a skinny jean with that coveted vintage look. The brand earlier introduced the 501® Stretch, the first time the iconic denim was offered in stretch while maintaining its original properties.

Jude Law Steals the Throne in "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword"

British actor Jude Law plays the villain Vortigern with equal measures of dignity and desperation in Warner Bros. Pictures' new epic action-adventure King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, in Philippine cinemas May 17, 2017.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is the bold new story that introduces a streetwise young Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) who runs the back alleys of Londonium with his gang, unaware of the life he was born for until he grasps hold of the sword Excalibur—and with it, his future.