Titans Clash in New Trailer of "Godzilla: King of the Monsters"

Which of these Titans are here to protect us, and which of these Titans are here to threaten us? See the brand new trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Godzilla: King of the Monsters.”  

About “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”

Following the global success of 2014’s “Godzilla” and 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island,” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse: “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

'Surrender' to the comedy-packed film “Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles”

Get caught laughing hard during an action scene while watching this family film

If you are into action films but would also love to have a good laugh, then the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles” is just the right film for you, which will start screening internationally on December 27 via TFC at the Movies.

The film produced by APT Entertainment, CCM Productions, and M-Zet Productions stars Coco Martin, Vic Sotto and Maine Mendoza who together give the right mix of action and comedy.

The story of “Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles” revolves around police officers Jack (Martin), Popoy (Sotto) and Emily (Mendoza). Their paths will cross after Jack and Popoy become partners, and Emily finds herself falling for Jack who she once hated.

Super Humans Fight for the Broken in New "Glass" Trailer

Buena Vista International has released a brand new trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass,   which brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller.  

Check out the film’s new trailer below and watch Glass in Philippine cinemas January 16, 2019.

From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass.  Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.  

#SaveAngkas Thanksgiving Concert A Hopeful Gathering Despite The Ban

Christmas has been a little bittersweet to Angkas and its riders wherein their operations has been halted by the recent TRO issued by the Supreme Court in favor of the LTFRB. But Angkas continues the fight for their spot as an alternative for mobility in the city. As announced in their Save Angkas Unity Ride, they have a Christmas treat for them with the #SaveAngkas Thankgiving concert held at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

Prior to this, a petition is being circulated to gather signatures and support for Angkas to continue operations. The Angkas petition can be found on this link: https://www.change.org/p/ltfrb-saveangkas-and-support-the-regulation-of-motorcycle-taxis-in-the-philippines, and it is now nearing its goal of 150,000 signatures.

"Aquaman" Hits a High Watermark of Half a Billion Dollars at the Global Box Office

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Aquaman” is a worldwide box office hero that has took in more than $500 million, and still counting.  The announcement was made December 24 by Ron Sanders, President of Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures Group and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

“Aquaman” began its remarkable run earlier this month in China when, on the heels of an appearance by director James Wan and stars Jason Momoa and Amber Heard, the film celebrated an almost $95 million opening weekend, the highest-ever opening for a Warner Bros. film in that market, where it currently stands at more than $230 million.  The stop was just one in a global tour that hit cities across four continents, from London to New York City to Manila, Australia and beyond, capping off a strategic campaign that kicked off last summer with Momoa diving off a cliff to preview the trailer launch ahead of the cast’s arrival at San Diego International Comic-Con.

Shopee wraps up a record-breaking 2018 with over 12 million orders on 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, wraps up a record-breaking year with its highly successful Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. On 12 December, Shopee saw over 12 million orders across the region, surpassing all past records including the recent Shopee 11.11 Big Sale.

Supported by more than 450,000 brands and merchants, Shopee recorded 48 million visits as users shopped 60 million deals across all categories. Shopee’s in-app games were also highly popular; Shopee Shake was played 46 million times throughout the campaign, while the newly launched Shopee Quiz saw 11 million participants tuning in from across the region.

Leave nothing but your footprint: Reef makes a pledge for cleaner beaches

Dedicated to making sure beaches stay clean and healthy, international beach apparel brand Reef pledges to use the fun, freedom and spirit of the beach to champion a better life for people and planet. 

To achieve this, Reef is targeting to accomplish 1,500 beach clean ups, remove 150,000 lbs of trash, and engage 30,000 volunteers around the world this year, in the hopes that their industry and communities play an equally big role in enacting meaningful change for the planet. 

The character of Spider-Man Noir is finally in a Spider-Man film.

In the new animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Oscar®-winning actor Nicolas Cage (Moonstruck, Leaving Las Vegas, Adaptation) voices the role of Spider-Man Noir. “He is from a dimension that is literally black and white,” explains Cage. “Spider-Man Noir is hard boiled, he’s probably the edgiest of the Spider-Men — think Raymond Chandler, Paul Cain, those great old detective novels. He’s a 1933-era private eye and he’s fighting Nazis, so he’s a real hero.”

Celebrate Christmas with MMFF 2018 at SM Cinema

Celebrate with SM Cinema the most wonderful time of the year together with the latest movie offerings of the much-awaited film festival in the country, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

For 44 years, the MMFF has been part of the Filipino Christmas and this year it becomes bigger with eight (8) Filipino movies from the biggest producers and stars in the country. Film goers and movie fans can enjoy these movies anywhere, anytime as SM Cinema, the largest film exhibitor in the country, has 64 branches nationwide. Here are the movies lined up for this year’s Metro Manila Film Fest:

Book-A-Barber With SIF!

Like many men all over the world, we usually forget to do our grooming habits due to many factors like schedule, availability, and the hassle. Which leads to unkempt hair, wild beard growth etc. But since we already have the internet of services like Grab, FoodPanda  and many more. Why not have barber services available on our phones?

This is what Luggin Digital Ventures Inc. (LDVI), a mobile app development company had in mind and considered consumer convenience with the launch of the app called SIF. It is the country's first grooming on-demand and pampering app.  

Yes, you heard that right, you can now just open your phone, book certain services ranging from haircut, shaving, hair color and many more. Use is also really simple with just simply booking the service, enter their location and wait for SIF to deliver the salon to them anytime between 5:00am to 12:00 midnight. 

BPO recognized for Hiring PWDs

BPO company [24]7.ai has proven that there is room for Persons with Disability in the corporate world, prompting Unilab Foundation to recognize the company as one of its industry partners for inclusive employment through Project Inclusion. Ceremonies were held for the partners at the Bayanihan Center in Pasig City, with [24]7.ai Recruitment Director Me-Ann Batallones receiving the recognition on behalf of the company.

Project Inclusion encourages employers in the Philippines to broaden perspectives toward inclusive workplace environments by hiring Persons with Disability. The program believes that Persons with Disability have what it takes to contribute to every company’s growth, just like any other regular employee.

TFC welcomes newly reopened Philippine Consulate General in Houston

At the newly reopened Philippine Consulate General
 in Houston Texas: (LEFT) From left are TFC agent Dina Javier,
Consul General Jerrill Santos and ABS-CBN Territory Account
 Sales Head for Midwest Joy Espinosa. (RIGHT)
 From left, Consulate Communications Officer
Nadjefah A. Mangondaya, Joy Espinosa and Cultural & Information
Officer Mary Jane A. Mariano. (Courtesy of Joy Espinosa/ABS-CBN)
A full quarter of a century since it closed, the Philippine Consulate General in Houston, Texas reopened this year to provide the consular needs of the fast-growing Filipino population in Texas and south central U.S. It is now serving some 179,000 Filipinos in the states under its jurisdiction, namely, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, the second largest state next to Alaska in the U.S.  Just to show scope, Texas alone is about two times bigger than the Philippines in land size.

ABS-CBN North and Latin America, through its Sales and Distribution team under Ray Olano, assigned Houston-based Territory Account Sales Head for Midwest Joy Espinosa to reach out to the new consular team under Consul General General Jerrill Santos and offer assistance through TFC services. An IPTV demo unit was set up at the Consulate.  Consul General Santos thanked ABS-CBN TFC for the warm welcome and support.

Korea's No. 1 hit series - My Golden Life is now on GMA Network!

A mother's misguided love has caused her daughters to get swapped in status, and so the heroine Gillian enters the rich household to have a better life without knowing she is actually not their long-lost daughter, but her "former twin" sister instead. What will happen to her once the secret get revealed, and what will happen to her relationship with Dion, whom she has gotten closer to as siblings?

Feel the Luxury at Director’s Club Cinema - The Podium

Be treated with a unique kind of comfort and luxury at Director’s Club by SM Cinema at The Podium, its newest location.

Situated at the business district of Ortigas, Director’s Club Cinema The Podium will surely be a favorite hang-out spot for those who want to unwind while watching much-awaited blockbusters. Director’s Club Cinema The Podium offers a unique cinematic experience through extraordinary facilities and premium services that take movie watching to the next level.

Silicon Valley visionary Dado Banatao is keynote speaker at ABS-CBN North and Latin America Sales, Marketing and Operations Summit

Silicon Valley visionary Dado Banatao (center) with ABS-CBN North and Latin America (NOLA) Managing Director Jun Del Rosario, ABS-CBN Canada Country Manager Kerwin Du, global officers and participants of the ABS-CBN NOLA Sales, Marketing and Operations Summit (Photo by Eugene Libadia/ABS-CBN International)

Dado Banatao, multi-awarded venture capitalist and legendary Silicon Valley technology visionary who pioneered the personal computer chip set and graphics acceleration architecture, was invited to be the keynote speaker of the recently concluded ABS-CBN North and Latin America (NOLA) Sales, Marketing and Operations Summit held at the ABS-CBN International office and TFC studio in Daly City.  Banatao, the current Managing Partner of Tallwood Venture Capital and Founder-Chairman of Wave Computing, a Silicon Valley company that is accelerating artificial intelligence or AI from the cloud to the edge, spoke on the need for companies to have a founder’s mentality, to act like start-ups and to always have a drive for continuous learning. 

Got To Meet Xavier Woods Thanks To Fox+!

WWE Superstars are one of the idols Filipino fans has grown up in the past decades, and recently they brought in WWE Superstar Xavier Woods with a special meet and greet held at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall with the FOX+ Experience.

FOX+ as a video-streaming service brings the latest episodes of hit television shows, Hollywood blockbusters, National Geographic documentaries, and even live sporting events. But true to the PLUS, they are taking entertainment up a notch to a whole new level with the FOX+ Experience. 

The FOX+ Experience is an exclusive line-up of VIP activities, perks and privileges specially curated for the avid supporters and loyal subscribers of the service. So if you are already one, make sure to have your email and app notifications on to receive updates and announcements for a chance to win awesome experiences only through FOX+. 

Cry To #SaveAngkas Gets Louder - Drivers Join Unity Ride

If you might have passed EDSA last Sunday morning, you might have encountered a huge number of motorbikes on the road particularly near the People Power monument and nearby areas. This is because it was a protest done by Angkas riders in response to the crackdown of LTFRB on their operations.

Dubbed as the Unity Ride, the riders first gathered at the monument where around 2,000 drivers came in their Angkas uniforms to show solidarity and voice out their frustrations with the ruling. Specifically it was the recent Supreme Court Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) junking a previous RTC injunction that prevented the LTFRB from apprehending Angkas riders. 

Get up to P1,500 in cashback when you pay with PayMaya!

Get cashbacks on online shopping and every QR purchase  when you #ShopPaMore with PayMaya this holiday season  

It’s time to leave your cash and credit card at home because all you’ll use for all your shopping needs at the last stretch of 2018 is your PayMaya app, as you can get rewarded with cashback on every PayMaya QR transaction as you #ShopPaMore this holiday season!  

Shoppers can get as much as 100% cashback on all of their purchases whenever they shop in-store using PayMaya QR at all partner merchants nationwide from today until December 31, 2018. To view the full list of PayMaya QR-enabled merchants, visit pymy.co/QRmerchants.  

Which Kid Stand The Brightest As Ultimate Cartoon Network Rockstar 2018?

Nine-year-old Pinoy named Ultimate Cartoon Network Rockstar 2018

Young drummer wins talent contract at We Bare Bears Christmas event!

Cartoon Network named its new Ultimate Pinoy Rockstar during a very ‘beary’ Christmas event, held in the SM Mall of Asia Atrium, on December 10.

Drumming his way to victory, Ethan Skye took home the title of Cartoon Network Ultimate Rockstar. The nine-year-old drummer bested a dozen finalists during the competition and was awarded a plaque and certificate. He also secured a five-year talent management contract with Viva Artists Agency to jumpstart his career in the entertainment industry.

The 33rd Visual Arts Competition Continues To Empower Art Students

Known as the most prestigous student visual arts competition, the 33rd DPC-PLDT Visual Arts Competition (VAC 33) is launched with the theme, “Creating Legacy, Creating the Future.”  The competition is open for Fine Arts students, 18 to 24 years of age and enrolled in school year 2018-2019 at any accredited Philippine tertiary school with a Fine Arts program. A cash award of P100,000, among other prizes, awaits the winner.

For almost 33 years, the Visual Arts Competition has been known to provide exposure and experience for art students that some have build great careers after winning. This prompted for more to join every year to present their talent in different styles of artworks and eventually be part of the cover of the white and yellow pages.

Jake Johnson: A Seasoned, Relatable Peter Parker in "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

Meet a new Peter Parker.

Actor Jake Johnson (New Girl, BoJack Horseman) lends his vocal talents to the role of Peter Parker in Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. But though this version may look like Peter, he is older and the years of superhero life have taken a toll on his body. His experiences have left him world-weary and cynical. Peter never wanted to be a mentor, but training Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) to be Spider-Man helps him to regain his original enthusiasm for that identity and reclaim the spirit of selflessness for which Spider-Man stands.

“I am a big fan of Peter Parker and love the Spider-Man world, but I thought this movie had a very original take on the superhero universe,” says Johnson. “Peter is now a 40-year-old guy who has had to watch his life fall on the wayside because he’s Spider-Man. The Peter Parker I play wears the familiar red and blue costume of the classic Spider-Man we all know and love. However, this Peter Parker is a bit older, more weary and full-bodied version of the character…He’s definitely a strong hero but his many years of saving the world have had an impact on him. You might say that the Spider-Verse Peter Parker is a more seasoned and relatable version of Spider-Man.”

Holiday hacks from DHL Express: A jolly season for social media selling

As Filipinos search for gift ideas this holiday season, it is crucial for social media sellers to ensure these things: get their products to stand out and nudge posts to the top of their customers’ feeds. Nailing these two can increase their chances of converting followers into customers. 

If you are a small business looking to thrive on e-commerce, DHL Express has compiled a checklist to help you get there. Distilled from experiences from helping other small businesses grow and readily available on DHL Discover, an online library of business and culture insights, here are the global logistics leader’s top recommendations: 

"Aquaman" is King of the International, PH Box Office

Warner Bros. Pictures’ first-ever Aquaman standalone feature is making huge waves at the box office, coming in at #1 internationally for the second week in a row, and taking in an impressive Php 230.4-million in its opening weekend in the Philippines.

The epic action adventure, directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa in the title role, opened on approximately 643 screens on December 12, with sold-out shows and fans lining up to be among the first to see the film.  The opening weekend marked the All-Time Biggest December Opening Weekend for a Foreign Title, surpassing 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens with Php 188-million.

OPPO R17 Pro is the ideal nightlife partner for young urbanites

Seize the Night' and capture beautiful night experiences with OPPO’s latest premium smartphone
It’s time to own the night with the stunning OPPO R17 Pro.

The mobile leader is celebrating the glorious night as experienced by young Filipino urbanites through a series of club takeovers across the metro’s hottest destinations. To get the ball rolling for this local campaign—dubbed “Seize the Nightlife”—OPPO held a kick-off event at the trendy Early Night? bar in Bonifacio Global City.

The event brought together brand ambassadors, influencers, media guests, and lucky OPPO fans. OPPO transformed the bar into a futuristic landscape of lights and colors, complete with purple and blue gradient lights that reflect the R17 Pro’s signature hues. To showcase the unique features of this all-new smartphone, guests were invited to come at 10 PM to experience the night in its full glory.

Meet Eddie: How One Fictional Character is changing the Way People Read

‘Day one at the Convenience Store, here goes nothing’. These nine words are all the exposition readers need to kick off The Convenience Store, an ongoing original series that is fast becoming an internet favorite. The series revolves around Eddie, a hapless writer left to his own devices at his banal day-job in a convenience store.

“I think of Eddie as a regular young person who has discovered a dream, but hasn’t yet discovered how to reach it,” shares Hengtee Lim, creator of The Convenience Store. “He’s stuck in a kind of purgatory and trying to make the best of it.”

A Look Inside The Convenience Store

Since its launch, the story has become a reader-favorite on Twitter and Everyst, a social fiction app. Everyst presents stories that are told through tweets written by the characters themselves, allowing readers to enjoy fictional pieces that are uniquely character-driven. The Convenience Store is one of the leading stories on the app today.

The Convenience Store is a series inspired by Lim’s experiences working in retail. “I thought a convenience store location would be funny and relatable. I was surprised by the things I saw and experienced while on the other side of the customer service experience.”

The Decepticon Triple Changers in New "Bumblebee" Featurette

Dropkick and shatter! Take a closer look at the Decepticon Triple Changers in a newly-released featurette for Paramount Pictures’Bumblebee from director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) and starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena.

The Decepticon Triple Changers add something fresh and new to the live action Transformers Universe that’s guaranteed to ignite the core and younger fans.

Josh Groban In Post Valentine's Concert

Ovation Productions on its 40th year of presenting some of the biggest names in live entertainment in the Philippines proudly announces its post Valentines concert at the Mall Of Asia Arena on February 22, 2019 featuring the supremely talented Josh Groban.

Josh Groban is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognizable and unparalleled among his peers. He has entertained fans across the globe with his multiplatinum albums and DVDs (selling more than 30 million worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. Groban is the only artist who has had two albums land on Billboard’s list of 20 best-sellers of the last 10 years.

The 35-year-old Los Angeles native first broke through in 2001 with his self-titled 5x platinum debut, followed by 2003’s 6x platinum Closer, and 2006’s double-platinum Awake. In 2007, he became the best-selling recording artist of the year thanks to sales of Awake and his blockbuster 6x platinum, Grammy-nominated Christmas album, Noel —  the best-selling album of 2007. At the end of 2010, Groban released the Rick Rubin-produced, gold-certified Illuminations. All That Echoes followed in 2013, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, Groban’s first No. 1 debut and third chart-topper. Gold-certified All That Echoes racked up a host of positive reviews from major media outlets, including The New York Times, Billboard, Rolling Stone, and USA Today. His global arena tours routinely sell out, including his 2013 All That Echoes tour, which included 60 shows in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and North America. 

Faith Cuneta Makes A Comeback

Faith Cuneta makes a comeback at the Araneta Coliseum stage, opening for the last leg of the Michael Learns to Rock Philippine Tour, produced by Ovation Productions.

Faith mesmerized the crowd with her opening number, Mariah Carey's "MY ALL", she started out calmly then just hitting the high notes throughout the song. She then followed with Steve Perry's "Foolish Heart" making the sold out crowd sing with her.

Faith then expressed her happiness and excitement to be back on stage, performing at the Araneta. She went on explaining that she went on a 3 year break from showbiz. During her break, she fell in love, got married and now she has a cute baby boy. Being back on the concert scene, she acknowledges her guitarist, Bryan Fernando which she recalls when she started singing she would perform in bar and hotel lounge gigs with a guitarist and now for her it was like "starting over again".. This led her to her next song from the same title, a Natalie Cole original once again making the audience to sing along with her.

IMAX With Laser Is A Glorious Way To Watch Movies!

IMAX is a growing cinematic experience here in the country, with some are now available in the provinces. The power of a wide and immersive screen partnered with a surround sound that catches the senses. I always enjoy the unique experience that I had whenever a film is screened in this theater.

Now a new kind of IMAX has come to one of the premiere malls in the Philippines at Evia Lifestyle Center along Daanghari. is the first of its kind in the Philippines and even in South East Asia, The IMAX with Laser. This is a milestone to the Vista Malls as it their first and provide a thrilling movie experience for its patrons.

TFC named Business of the Year by Daly City

At the historic installation of newly-elected City Councilmembers at the City Council Chambers of Daly City’s Civic Center, TFC was named Mayor’s Business of the Year.  According to Mayor Juslyn Manalo, TFC provides entertainment and offers shows that reflect the Filipino culture and values. But more than that, Manalo adds that “it’s really through the work they’ve done for the community. For the past two years they’ve partnered with the city of Daly City to do the Filipino American History Month celebration and it’s wonderful to partner with a business that cares about the community. We see a long-term partnership with The Filipino Channel and it’s an honor to present this award to them.”

ABS-CBN Global Head of Corporate Affairs & PR Nerissa Fernandez accepted the award on behalf of Global COO Olivia De Jesus and North and Latin America Managing Director Jun Del Rosario. In her speech, Fernandez quoted the late Chairman Emeritus Don Eugenio Lopez, Jr when he was asked if ABS-CBN is about values first or service first? “ABS-CBN is about values first because values comprise the soul of service.” She added that “Daly City provided us a business environment wherein we could freely put into practice our cherished corporate values.”

Andy Brown Will Be Live in Manila At The Skydome!

Andy Brown, the lead singer and guitarist of the popular British Pop Rock Band Lawson,will be performing a one night only acoustic concert at the SM Skydome in SM City North Edsa on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Andy Brown embarked on a solo career in 2017. During his time with Lawson, Andy together with his bandmates, achieved 7 top 20 UK singles. And their debut album,Chapman Square went multi-platinum all over the world including the Philippines.

Last December 14, Andy will be releasing his debut album Cedarmont with singles “Talk of the Town” and “Lay with Me.” He will be performing songs from his debut album, as well as hit songs from Lawson such as “Standing In The Dark”, “Learn to Love Again,” “When She was Mine,” “Where My Love Goes” and many more.

Honda Confirms Direction for Motorcycle Road Racing in Asia & Oceania

The Honda Group of Companies in Asia and Oceania reinforced their commitment to strengthen Honda’s involvement in motorcycle motorsports in the Asia and Oceania region at a media briefing following the qualifying day at the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) at Buriram International Circuit, Thailand.

Representing Honda were Mr. Soichi Yamana, Department Manager of Motorcycle Department, Motorsports Division, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.; Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Director of Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd.; Mr. Ryo Takahashi, General Manager of Motorcycle Business Division, Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd.; and Mr. Makoto Tamada, Team Manager of the Honda Asia-Dream Racing.

‘Puso Ng Pasko’ felt worldwide via GMA’s 2018 Christmas station ID

A worldwide celebration of love: netizens applaud GMA’s 2018 Christmas station ID

GMA Network received several praises from netizens after it successfully unveiled the 2018 Christmas station ID (SID) “Ipadama ang Puso ng Pasko” last November 18.

The Kapuso Christmas Station ID, which has breached the 1-million mark on YouTube, also gained over 1 million Facebook views in less than 24 hours. #PusoNgPasko was likewise a top trending hashtag on Twitter and the Christmas SID proceeded to be the number one trending video on YouTube for almost 24 hours.

Payoneer Forum Opens More Insights For The Growing Digital Economy

Payoneer regional head and country manager Miguel Warren
 offers support for the SME BPOs and freelance professionals
and help enable their businesses to go global.
Global fintech company Payoneer successfully staged their flagship event, “The Payoneer Forum: Go Beyond and Expand Globally” recently held at the SM Aura SMX Convention Center in Taguig City. 

In addition to attracting Manila-based freelancers, business owners and online entrepreneurs to the forum, Payoneer also flew in several delegates from the provinces for free in order to include enterprising Pinoys from the rural areas.

The forum provided information and ideas for the growing community of Filipino digital entrepreneurs, startup BPOs and freelancers, equipping them with knowledge about industry trends and expanding a business globally.

DJs Slick Rick, Tony Toni, and Sam YG talk sex among young adults

In a series of university tours, Boys Night Out’s Sam YG,
Tony Toni and Slick Rick discuss with young adults the dangers
 of being infected with human immunodeficiency virus.
They are known for casually making green jokes and getting away with the most exciting (and sometimes erotic) discussions “on air”, to the delight of their amused fans and listeners, especially those caught in early evening traffic or stuck in offices with OT work.

The trio of radio disc jockeys Slick Rick (Eric Virata), Tony Toni (Tony Bueno) and Sam YG (Sam Gogna) have made Magic 89.9’s Boys Night Out (BNO) a legendary radio talk show in the early evening time slot, especially with their crazy antics, uniquely challenging games with celebrity guests, and the most candid opinions about love, sex and anything in between.

Fate of Two Worlds Lies with "Aquaman"

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes “Aquaman,” the origin story of half-surface dweller, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry that takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.  The action-packed adventure spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, and stars Jason Momoa in the title role.

The film also stars Amber Heard as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson as Orm, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the revenge-seeking Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna.  Also featured are Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, an Atlantean Commando, and Temuera Morrison as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.

Discovering Routes Is Featured On NBC Bay Area's Asian Pacific America

Discovering Routes travels with Diskubre, ABS-CBN Global Studios’ digital exclusive series featuring four young travelers who embark on some big adventures for a journey of self-discovery, was featured on NBC Bay Area’s Asian Pacific America with Robert Handa.

Handa sat down with Discovering Routes Executive Producer and Project Manager Keesa Ocampo to talk about the many ways that people explore their history. Ocampo shared the amazing adventures that young travelers Feih, 14 (New York), Calvin, 21 (New Hampshire), Elaine, 17 (Pennsylvania), and Alex, 22 (Sydney, Australia) have embarked on. Discovering Routes travels with Diskubre followed them on their 11-day sojourn around the Philippines as they took the “route to their roots.”

Dennis, Kim, and JC Fight For Their "One Great Love"

ONE GREAT LOVE is quite a powerful phrase that could mean the ultimate partner for the lonely heart. This Christmas, this is the one of the major films competing in this year's Metro Manila Film Festival 2018.

Starring Kim Chiu, Dennis Trillo, and JC De Vera, the film is directed by Eric Quizon and is the sole entry of Regal Entertainment for the MMFF 2018.

The team up between Dennis, JC, and Kim is a first yet it shows potential from the reactions of fans from the released trailers. Kim shares her joy working with Dennis who is a leading Kapuso star. Though Kim and JC are from the Kapamilya Network, this is also their first time to be play as lovers.

Hailee Steinfeld, Super Cool as Spider-Gwen in "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"

In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there are multiple spider-verses, each with its own version of the web-slinging hero — one of which is a super cool Spider-Woman called Spider-Gwen. To voice the pivotal role, the filmmakers relied on the talents of Oscar®-nominated actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Pitch Perfect 2, Bumblebee). 

Check out the new Spot of Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse and watch the film in Philippine cinemas December 12.

An intelligent and quick-witted teenager, Spider-Gwen is the Spider-Woman of her world, an excellent fighter who can swing and flip with the grace of a trained dancer. Although tough and brave when she’s fighting the bad guys, Gwen has suffered a loss in her universe that’s made her afraid to get close to people, even to an open-hearted kid like Miles Morales (Shameik Moore). Once she learns there are others like her, she has the opportunity to let down her guard and become part of a team who have overcome their own tragedies to become the protectors of their worlds.

Have Your Own Theater At SM Cinemas' Event Cinema!

If you want something really unique and fun to do for your events like birthdays, anniversaries, or even a simple gathering of friends or co-workers, why not rent a theater? Yes! This is possible with the special theatrical space by SM Cinema that can be used for a full movie experience without the need to rent the whole thing.

This is SM Cinema’s Event Cinema.

They opened their first venue at the SM Mall of Asia just beside the IMAX Theater. The cinema is equipped with a 4D theatre and holds a 45 seating capacity. They offer a wide selection of movie titles you can choose that goes well with your events.

First Trailer of "Brightburn" Heralds New Genre `Superhero Horror'

Imagine what he could become.  Watch the full trailer now of Columbia Pictures’ new supernatural thriller Brightburn from producer James Gunn, the visionary director of Guardians of the Galaxy.

Check out the trailer below and watch Brightburn in Philippine cinemas in 2019.

Filipino triathletes on triathlon, training, and beyond

Sheila Gagui, mom of 2
At first glance, triathlon looks intimidating but, who wouldn’t when you have to bike, swim, and run all in one event?  Some triathletes even consider the sport as an ultimate endurance challenge, requiring not only the gear but also strenuous training.

The multi-discipline sport, however, didn’t seem to faze Sheilla Gagui, Louie Sangalang, Philip Le Roux, and Mervin Santiago, members the Santé Barley Tri-Team, who are conquering the grueling world of it.

'YOU’ Brand New Trailer Launch

What would you do for love? When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, his answer becomes clear: anything. Using the internet and social media as his tools to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her, a charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle – and person – in his way. 

Based on Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel of the same name, You stars Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl), Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars) & Elizabeth Lail (Once Upon A Time). Special guest star: John Stamos.

Boyz II Men Excited To Perform With Divas And Visit Davao For The First Time!

Best-selling R&B group of all time, BOYZ II MEN is coming back to the Philippines! The group is set to perform in DAVAO for the first time on Thursday, December 13th at SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier. They will also bring their grand show to MANILA Back-to-Back with power vocal tandem, DIVAS — comprised of KZ Tandingan, Yeng Constantino, Kyla and Angeline Quinto for a concert on Saturday, December 15th at the Araneta Coliseum.

Boyz II Men continues to tour globally, while also starring on their own residency at The Mirage in Las Vegas through 2019. Fall this year, they toured across America as special guests for Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic World Tour” with Charlie Wilson, Ciara and singer Ella Mai. In an exclusive interview, the Boyz share their passion in touring stating “...the fact that we still get to do what we love to do after 17 years, that's fulfilling for us.” They are set to share the stage with the Philippines’ DIVAS in Manila. They will also perform in Davao for the first time, and they are “...excited, and everytime we come to a place and we see the new talent... Actually, that puts us a little bit deeper into the culture because we get the chance to perform with the Philippines' hottest girl group. And you'll never know what comes out of it."

Miles Morales, a New "Spider-Man" Rises "Into the Spider-Verse"

Young actor Shameik Moore (Netflix’s The Get Down) voices Miles Morales, a young teenager and a Brooklyn native who is thrust into a new school, in Columbia Pictures’ new action-adventure Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse. But he’s having an even harder time adjusting to his entirely new and unexpected life as a Spider-Man. After meeting some other versions of the superhero from parallel universes, Miles learns to unlock the hero inside himself.

(Watch the new TV Spot for Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse at YouTube:  https://youtu.be/Khynw_fhz8Q.) 

"Banca Ni DV" Project of Oplan Pamamalakaya Provides Boats For Fishermen of Batangas

Fishermen of Batangas were the beneficiaries of the special project of Oplan Pamamalakaya which aims to provide new fishing boats or bancas to poor communities in the country. Dubbed as "Banca Ni DV," the boats were donated by DV Boer Farm International Corporation (DVBFI), headed by its CEO Dexter Villamin. The beneficiaries came from the coastal areas around Matabungkay in the town of Lian.

Oplan Pamamalakaya is a DVBFI initiative intended to offer profitable and sustainable livelihood opportunities for the members of Magsasaka Inc., a legitimate non-governmental organization (NGO), with the purpose to contribute to the country's overall agricultural progress and development not only in  terms of livestock farming but crop production and fisheries as well.

Get a chance to score first dibs on tickets to BLACKPINK Live in Manila

Exclusive pre-sale promos await Globe Prepaid customers!

Get ready to Ddu-Du Ddu-Du along with the hottest Korean girl group, BLACKPINK, as they come to the Philippines for their first-ever visit! The K-Pop heartthrobs will be performing live for their Filipino fans at the Mall of Asia Arena on February 2, 2019.

Can’t wait to get your tickets? Globe Prepaid is giving fans the chance to grab the hottest tix before they’re available to the public with not one but two exclusive first dibs promos! Join any of the following promos to get access to the ticket pre-sale on December 5, 2018.

On The List First Dibs

Globe Prepaid launches On The List, an exclusive community of customers who will enjoy leveled up event perks. First dibs promos, ticket giveaways and other surprises await members! Pre-qualified customers will receive a text inviting them to sign up for On The List. First 320 members to text “FIRSTDIBS” will surely have first access to the pre-sale and immediately receive a unique code. They can then purchase their tickets at SMTickets.com or any SM Tickets outlet with this unique code on December 5!

Samsung offers discounts up to 50% at Lazada’s Grand Year End Sale

The holiday season is at its peak, and everyone is out trying to finish their Christmas shopping. Those who would like to avoid the traffic and packed malls would be better off shopping online. Check out Lazada’s Grand Year End Sale, where over 80 million items can be purchased with slashed prices and freebies!

From December 10 to 12, Samsung is set to treat its customers once again with discounts of up to 50 percent on mobile gadgets, TVs and audio devices, digital appliances, and monitors.

PhilPop 2018 Concludes With A Better Definition of OPM

Creative, expressive, passionate

A young songwriter from Davao, Chud Festejo has a curious opinion for the popular children’s clapping game Nanay, Tatay. Why does the chant make the children sound demanding? Convinced that there is a bigger reality to be addressed, he started writing a song that will then win the hearts of the judges and the crowd of PhilPop 2018.

Nanay Tatay, written and performed by Festejo, was the winning piece that hailed him the Grand Champion among the ten finalists who competed during PhilPop Finals Night 2018 on December 2, 2018 held in Capitol Commons, Pasig City.

“Of course, happy. Kahit na sa 30 songs, andaming magagaling. Ngayon, I still can’t explain how I feel,” Festejo shares, acknowledging the tough competitors he had during the contest run. Festejo won the grand prize of P1 Million Pesos.

MEGA Sardines' Christmas family drama ‘Adulting’ is a real weeper

Prepare your hankies for MEGA Sardines’ Christmas family
 drama titled “Adulting,” its second short film under the
 #MegaGandaAngBuhay campaign.
Following the success of its first viral video “Tipidity,” MEGA Sardines, the Number 1 sardines brand in the Philippines, takes viewers on an emotional roller coaster ride this Christmas season through “Adulting,” its second short film in its #MegaGandaAngBuhay trilogy.

While “Tipidity,” which has so far garnered about 4 million views, depicts the quirks and realities in a newly married couple’s life, “Adulting” tugs at one’s heartstrings as it navigates the tricky waters in a mother-daughter relationship.

Get Ready for the Grand Finale of Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Last chance for users to shop flash sales from as low as ₱12 and enjoy nationwide free shipping with a minimum spend of only ₱199 on 12 December

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, is in the final leg of the biggest Christmas sale of the year, the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. Ongoing since November 26, the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale will round off with a bang on December 12 with 24 hours of free shipping with a minimum spend of only ₱199 and flash sales from as low as ₱12.

Coke Studio Concert Statement

On December 07, 2018, the Coke Studio Concert organizers, Philippine National Police, the City of Pasay, and SM Mall of Asia decided to reschedule the Coke Studio Christmas Concert to early next year to prioritize the public’s safety.

The safety of everyone is of utmost importance to us. The unsafe behavior of portions of an estimated 15,000 spectators such as pushing, jumping on the barricades and throwing bottles, threatened the safety of the rest of the concert-goers, despite numerous reminders from authorities present.

There were some who sustained minor injuries and were immediately given medical attention. After careful assessment, and repeated requests for the public’s cooperation, Coca-Cola together with all the artists, PNP, the City of Pasay, and SM MOA, deemed it necessary to reschedule the concert to a later date.

We thank the PNP, the local government of Pasay, and SM MOA for their full support in helping ensure everyone’s protection, the artists for their passion and fully supporting the decision to prioritize their fans’ welfare, and lastly, to the concert goers for their understanding and support. We recognize that a lot of them have traveled far to see their favorite artists. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Rest assured that we will continue to coordinate with the relevant parties to further tighten control measures in our next events.