Gamers Rejoice! Asia Pacific Predator League Is Coming This 2019

Gaming has indeed evolved into a new form of competition and sport that started as a hobby by many. Now a big market in the world, it is undeniably a very large market where virtual players stand out and emerge victorious. Gaming brand Predator knows this and  is getting ready for their own international tournament, Asia Pacific Predator League 2019.

Recently launched last October at One Esplanade in Pasay City. This milestone event coincides with the reveal of celebrity gamer-slash-cosplay sensation Alodia Gosiengfiao as the newest Predator Gaming Ambassador. 

Praise Music Very Alive With 7th Year Of ASOP

Another year has passed and we have now again 12 monthly winners of A Song of Praise (ASOP) Music Festival and the finals night will be happening on November 11, 2018 at the New Frontier Theater starting 7 PM. Known as the biggest praise and worhsip songwriting competition in the country, it now celebrates it's seventh year and made a lot of milestones that also elevates the genre as part of OPM.

The change of venue is also surprising since it is usually held at the Araneta Colsieum which is always full of fans and supporters of the music festival. The organizers said that it is because the coliseum is fully booked for the month, and the next best option is the New Frontier Theater just across however has a very limited capacity. Despite this, they said that they will utelize the use of social media to do live streams of the event.

"The Mule" Delivers Eastwood-Centric First Poster

Warner Bros. Pictures has just unveiled the first poster artwork of Clint Eastwood’s newest feature film, the drama “The Mule.”

In addition to directing, the veteran actor steps in front of the lens again, alongside fellow stars Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest and Andy Garcia, as well as Alison Eastwood and Taissa Farmiga.

Check out the poster below and watch “The Mule” in Philippine cinemas January 30, 2019.

About “The Mule”

Clint Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive.  Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.  He does well—so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler.  But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates.  And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him.

Senatoriable Angelo De Alban Steps Forward

There are new aspirants for the seats in the Senate this coming 2019 midterm elections, and lawyer and educator Angelo De Alban comes forward to take that chance to push reforms and make necessary action that favors the simple folk like him.

His name is not the usual name we usually hear in politics, at age 37, he is one of the youngest senatorial nominee that filed their certificate of candidacy. But there are some people who considers him as a nuisance candidate on the grounds that "he is just a lawyer and teacher." He quickly answered these allegations with a formal response to COMELEC (Commission of Elections), to show his capacity to run answering all points of the argument to show proof of his capacity as a candidate.

Red Bull Music 3Style is Back to Crown its 5th Philippine Representative

Red Bull Music 3Style is back in the Philippines for its fifth year as a nationwide tournament. The National Finals brings five (5) of the country’s top DJ’s to battle it out for a spot in the World Finals at Xylo at the Palace, in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, on Saturday, November 17th, 2018.

Qualifying DJ’s applied online and uploaded a short, five minute performance video showcasing three different musical genres. Each entry was judged on skill, originality, and music selection. 

The six (6) DJ’s who advanced to the Red Bull Music 3Style Philippine National Finals are:

  • iNBiTUiN
  • Mark Thompson
  • Gavin Skewes
  • Arpee Ong
  • Jan Musa
  • DYHA

Hola To Sabor Bar de Vinos At Novotel Manila!

Salud! Novotel Manila Araneta Center General Manager, 
Mr. Mike Brown with Madam Stella Marquez-Araneta and 
Araneta Group CEO Mr. Jorge L. Araneta led the ceremonial toast 
of the grand opening of the hotel’s newest wine and tapas bar, 
Sabor Bar de Vinos located at the secondary lobby.
Bienvenido a la sabor bar de vinos!

Ready your palate for an exquisite experience that will make you savor the moment at Novotel Manila Araneta Center’s  newly opened wine and tapas bar, Sabor Bar de Vinos.

Recently launched last October 12, 2018, Novotel Manila Araneta Center’s General Manager Mike Brown warmly led the guests to a celebratory toast together with Madam Stella Marquez-Araneta and Araneta Group CEO Mr. Jorge L. Araneta.

Hintayan Ng Langit - From Stage To Film Makes A Powerful Impression

I have seen this when it was a one-act-play back in 2016.Now one of the competition circle films for QCinema, HInatayan Ng Langit is already an interesting film to look forward to. And having Eddie Garcia and Gina Pareno to play the ex-lovers Manolo and Lisang is a perfect choice.

Set as an interpretation of "purgatory," Hintayan is a place for atonement and closure. Manolo recently passed and was sent here for unfinished business. He meets his ex-lover Lisang who passed 2 years earlier and awaiting clearance on his way to heaven to be with his husband.

As the two have never met in decades, they make use of their remaining time to bond with each other and knowing more about their past. I like the treatment of the film which gave more details and depth to the play. With a lot of details that can be added, I love how they made use of the material to add fun details with the location, the signs, and even the system.

HIV awareness must be made more understandable for young adults

Durex Philippines recently launched its Always Come Prepared
 campaign that aims create HIV awareness and help prevent it.
 Key organizations--UNAIDS, Love Yourself, and advocates
 from the medical field, and Boys Night Out (BNO), joined hands 
with Durex on its mission to curb HIV in the country. 
(L-R) BNO's Slick Rick, Reckitt Benckiser Read for regulatory 
Atty. Ricky Salvador, Sex Therapist Dr. Rica Cruz, 
UNAIDS Country Director for the Philippines Dr. Louie Ocampo, 
Reckitt Benckiser General Manager Chris Ritchie, Infectious Diseases 
Expert Dr. Marion Kwek, Love Yourself and Safe Spaces advocate
 Losif Cadelina, and BNO's Toni Tony and Sam YG.
Only 15 percent of young adults aged 15 to 24 years old have knowledge about HIV prevention, a UNAIDS Philippines study showed. The lack of an extensive sex education in the curriculum is seen as a contributing factor—directly or indirectly—to the country’s high HIV growth rate.

Discussions on the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV have always been done in extremes – either it is too technical and clinical or it is peppered with myths and falsehoods – creating a large disconnect with young adults, the audience who matter the most.

“We believe that education is the best way to prevent HIV, especially among the young adults. If they are equipped with the right knowledge about HIV and its potential risks to their health, we believe that they stand a chance in protecting themselves against the chronic disease,” said (Karol Canlas) Durex Philippines (Brand Manager).

"Black Mirror's" Wyatt Russell Leads Ragtag Soldiers in "Overlord"

He is best known for playing the lead role in the highly regarded Playtest episode of BBC/Netflix’s critically acclaimed series Black Mirror (directed by 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg).  Now, emerging actor Wyatt Russell stars in Paramount Pictures’ new suspense thriller Overlord (in Philippine cinemas November 07).

New Spot at YouTube: 

From producer J.J. Abrams, Overlord is a thrilling, pulse-pounding action adventure with a twist. With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion's success.  Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen.

Netflix Announces Launch Date For "You," Starring Penn Badgley

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 an 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, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell, Lucy Padovan, and Zach Cherry.

You launches on Netflix on December 26, 2018. 

ML (2018) - Martial Law Sins Alive And Ready To Torture

Part of this year's Cinemalaya, ML written and directed by Benedict Mique Jr. brings a timely reminder of the dark days of Martial Law in the new era. With many of the millennials have not experienced the period, thoughts are divided if they see it as good or bad. 

Tony Labrusca plays Carlo who is has a views Martial Law was not as bad. However, he pursues to look for someone who lived though those days and eventually went to the home of Colonel De La Cruz. He is mistaken for a rebel and was captured and detained in his basement. 

His friends Pat and Jace were also looking for him and was also led to the Colonel's house and was also captured. There the various types of torture was conducted to have them speak up. The gruesome and morbid ways of torture were based on real life experiences of Martial Law victims according to Benedict.

IMAX at SM Cinema Rocks your World in Bohemian Rhapsody

IMAX at SM Cinema will rock your world as it takes you to the life of one of the world’s most beloved musicians and entertainers of all time in upcoming film Bohemian Rhapsody!

Considered as one of the legends of the musical world, Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), the lead singer and front man of British rock band, Queen, was once just an aspiring singer. In his quest to stardom, he went through countless rejections and disappointments. But against all odds, together with his bandmates, Brian May (Gwilym Lee), Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy), and John Deacon (Joseph Mazzello), we see the meteoric rise of the now legendary band that changed the musical landscape forever.

Get ready for an unforgettable cinematic and musical experience as Bohemian Rhapsody has been digitally remastered for The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. With topnotch equipment and high-quality audiovisuals, you can feel the rush and excitement of being in a live Queen concert.

Players Must Find the Clues or Die in First "Escape Room" Trailer

Everyone is dying to play.  Watch the first trailer of the new suspense thriller Escape Room now which has just been launched by Columbia Pictures. 

Escape Room is a psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to find the clues or die.

The film is directed by Adam Robitel, screenplay by Bragi Schut and Maria Melnik, from a story by Bragi Schut.

Produced by Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur, Escape Room stars Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine, Nik Dodani with Yorick van Wageningen

Use the hashtag #EscapeRoomMovie

In Philippine cinemas 2019, Escape Room is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International

Chef Anton Amoncio Goes to Taiwan for the TLC Feast

Celebrity Chef Anton Amoncio feels honored to grace the TLC Feast at the Song Shan Cultural Park in Taipei City, Taiwan from October 26 to 28. The three-day event is in celebration of TLC Taiwan’s 15th Anniversary. The exciting affair has various themes for each day: Celebration (Day 1), Love (Day 2), and Travel (Day 3).

“This event is usually held outdoors, but for the first time ever, it would be held indoors. It is pretty exciting because it is the 15th anniversary of TLC and it would be the first time where TLC talents are able to eat and hang out with fans,” shares Chef Anton.

Chef Anton is excited to be part of the TLC event for the first time. “I feel so blessed for this opportunity. It is going to be a fun event with lots of activities and, most importantly, we get to hang out with fans of the shows and the network.” Among the various activities that await Chef Anton during the TLC Feast are press conference, consumer and dinner events.

Hear the Weeping Woman in "The Curse of La Llorona" Trailer

Have you heard of the weeping woman? To some she’s just a folktale.  Now, hear her weep for real.  Check out the brand new trailer of New Line Cinema’s “The Curse of La Llorona” and watch the film in Philippine cinemas soon.


About “The Curse of La Llorona”

La Llorona.  The Weeping Woman.   A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand.  The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations.  

In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain.  

Now her tears are eternal.  They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed.  La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own.  As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious…and her methods more terrifying.

Slappy's the Star, Not a Dummy, in "Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween"

Moviemakers have lived by the belief that its biggest performers shouldn’t be wooden. But that’s a credo that could be thrown out the window when it comes to the unquestionable star of the Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween: Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy. Who else could conjure dozens of monsters to wreak ridiculous havoc?

Slappy was first introduced in the 1993 Goosebumps book: Night of the Living Dummy.  R.L. Stine drew inspiration from other authors, including Ray Bradbury and Rod Sterling, but the real idea came from his memories watching a classic fright flick.  Stine says, “Sometime in my childhood I saw an old British movie called Dead of Night, which had three horror stories in it -- one of them was about a ventriloquist whose dummy comes to life and just takes over the ventriloquist’s life and ruins it. And I think was one of my inspirations for Slappy, remembering that old British movie.”

MNL48 releases "Talulot ng Sakura" music video Atakatta

After the success of MNL48's first music video Aitakatta - Gustong Makita which garnered more than half a million views on Facebook and YouTube, Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. together with Star Music releases MNL48's second music video Talulot ng Sakura" on an exclusive viewing during a blog conference held at ABS-CBN on October 26. The second single's official music video will also be released on Myx Premiere on October 27.

Talulot ng Sakura music video featuring the Senbatsu members Sheki, Abby, Sela, Tin, Alice, Ella, Ash, Gabb, Jem, Sayaka, Faith, Lara, Grace, Quincy, Alyssa, and Erica, was taken at Movie Stars Café and La Mesa Eco Park, drawing inspiration from the official music video of AKB48's original version, "Sakuara no Hanabiratachi"

Enjoy CBTL With Your GCash With P100 Off and More Promos!

Having coffee and/or tea time is now getting more rewarding with the great partnership of GCash and The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf (CBTL). Their stores now are now accepting GCash as payment using the GCash App and QR code.

With these ease of transaction, we can now not worry of coins and bills when making transactions. And as a treat for Gcash users, you can get P100 off for a minimun spend of P115.You can also use this on the next transaction at the same merchant.

You can also process Alipay QR payments which gives international customers a quick platform to process their purchases without the need to do the long process of exchange and payment. This mode of payment is available in selected branches.

Rampant (2018) - Zombies In The Joseon Era

With the zombie genre getting too saturated with repeated themes and styles, here comes Rampant which brings a whole new perspective of zombies as they make rampage during the old days. Known to be the Joseon Era for Koreans, it is a period of tense politics, struggling stability and tension with the Royal family. Imagine the chaos when a zombie swarm starts to grow at that time.

Produced by Next Entertainment World, who also made the block buster "Train To Busan"takes another shot with the undead and this time having them in the past makes it an interesting story to tackle. Leading the cast is Hyun Bin as Lee Chung the prince who came home from Qing after hearing the news of his brother's death. But he loves Qing more than his home and not interested to be a successor of the King.

However a mysterious sickness has spread which makes the dead rise again and hungry for blood, and it is spreading fast. Prince Lee Chung finds himself trapped with the undead, the political turmoil, and family crisis which could also mean the downfall of the kingdom. Rampant just brought together the complexity of period films with the thrill and excitement of zombie movies. A refreshing concept, yet there still things it can improve on if ever there would be a sequel.

Maja Salvador takes over the half-time break at TFC’s “Kapamilya Playoffs in Taiwan”

The Dance Royalty will perform for the crowd as the overseas Filipinos’ team in Taiwan and the Star Magic team take a break from their basketball match

It is a back-to-back win for the overseas Filipinos in Taiwan with The Filipino Channel (TFC) bringing not only an all-star basketball team lineup but also a world-class half-time break performance from no less than Maja Salvador, at the upcoming “Kapamilya Playoffs in Taiwan” happening on November 18 at the Fengyuan District Stadium, Taichung, Taiwan.

The “Kapamilya Playoffs in Taiwan” event will be kicked off by the game between the champions from the RJD Basketball League and in the Tai-Phil Basketball League.

Evil Comes Home as Production Begins on the Next "Annabelle" Chapter

Principal photography is underway on the third installment of New Line Cinema’s hugely successful “Annabelle” film series, starring the infamous sinister doll from the “Conjuring” universe.  

Screenwriter Gary Dauberman (“The Nun,” “IT” films, “Annabelle” films) helms his first feature in the $1.5 billion “Conjuring” franchise. The new horror film is once again being produced by “Conjuring” universe creator James Wan through his Atomic Monster production company, and by Peter Safran, who has produced all the films, through The Safran Company.

Manila Wrestling Federation Delivers Fun Tricks and Treats in MWF 5: Todos Los Wrestling

Manila Wrestling Federation - the hottest and fastest-rising live entertainment spectacle in Metro Manila - continues its unique blend of athleticism and "AksyoNovela" storytelling into its next major live presentation, "MWF 5: Todos Los Wrestling", to be held at the UP Bahay ng Alumni, Diliman, Quezon City on October 28, Sunday. Gates open at 5:00 pm.

Offering more of its highly entertaining and action-packed brand this month, MWF promises surprises and thrills that will have you at the edge of your seats and screaming for more.

Fresh from a victory over his mentor, Singapore wrestling star “The Eurasion Dragon”, the “Pride of Sagada” Mr. Lucha has waged war against “Mr. Philippine Wrestling” Jake De Leon from Philippine Wrestling Revolution (PWR). This heated rivalry leads to a historic cross-promotional 3-on-3 elimination tag team match with the “Motor City Angel” Chris Panzer and “Wrestling Lord and Savior” John Sebastian.

Let's Make #AyokoNgPlastik Literally and Figuratively Happen.

We can all agree that we hate (single-use) plastics that has already made a huge damage in the world. But solving this is not easy, but doable. We just need to lend our hands to make this idea a reality. WWF Philippines the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, together with Ayala Malls and other partner corporations, recently launched the #AyokoNgPlastik movement at Glorietta 2 Activity Center.

With eight million tons of plastic ending up in oceans every year, the Philippines ranks as the world’s third plastic polluter of oceans. The #AyokoNgPlastik movement hopes to address these alarming facts by bringing together companies, individuals, and other sectors to minimize and eventually put a stop to single-use plastics such as straws, bags, bottles, and cups. Refusing these is a simple yet strong first step that individuals can take to commit to a sustainable lifestyle, especially since the harm that these materials cause directly affect humans.

Ampalaya Monologues Presents BITT3RD Anniversary Show On October 27 At Green Sun Makati

A new set of Ampalaya Monologues will come to life for the show’s third anniversary dubbed as “Bitt3rd.” This set is said to be the deepest, funniest and most relatable to date.

Ampalaya Monologues is an episodic play that has been staged in various venues around the country. These include the PETA Theater Center. Iloilo, Bicol, MOA Concert Grounds, Zamboanga, and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The show has been recreated into different versions and now has a collection of over 70 monologues, all written by Mark Ghosn. On each show one promise has been kept, you may come in bitter but you will definitely come out feeling better.

A different view on love, life, and second chances in "First Love"

Aga Muhlach and Bea Alonzo team up for the first time in a film that sparks hope in taking chances and living each moment at its fullest

Roman poet Horace popularized the philosophical phrase carpe diem which means “seize the day.” This is similar to YOLO, “you only live once,” of today’s younger generation.

Seize the day. This is the core message of the Aga Muchlach-Bea Alonzo starrer “First Love,” directed by Paul Soriano and produced by TEN17, ABS-CBN Films Star Cinema, and VIVA Films.

Jessica Sanchez And Christian Bautista Release 'Another Silent Christmas Song'

Universal Records is excited to announce a collaboration between outstanding young singers and award-winning composers and producers for a new holiday single ANOTHER SILENT CHRISTMAS SONG.

The song will be the second collaboration between American Idol alum & singer-songwriter Jessica Sanchez and Asia's Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista, both big names in the music industry. Sanchez first collaborated with Bautista in the latter's previous album 'Kapit' on the song Two Forevers. Now, the two share the Christmas spirit in the brand new holiday tune. Written by record producer and American songwriter Bryan Todd, and multi Tony, Grammy and Olivier award-winning poet and songwriter Steven Sater, the solemn yet powerful Christmas song showcases the vocal abilities both singers are known for.

Another Silent Christmas Song will be released on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon on November 2, 2018.

FWD and Humanity & Inclusion Together Helping PWD Find Employment

Pan-Asian insurer FWD and non-profit Humanity & Inclusion to help hundreds of young people with disabilities in Asia find employment 

FWD Life Insurance, the most exciting insurance brand in the country, together with its partner Humanity & Inclusion (formerly known as Handicap International, an independent international aid organization), celebrated the beginning of the Forward Together project, helping young people with disabilities find employment opportunities in the Philippines and beyond.  Through the regional partnership initially announced by the insurer in the first half of 2018, both organizations will work towards advocating equal opportunities and empowering people with disabilities in Asia. With FWD Group investing USD 1million, the Forward Together project will train at least 380 youth with disabilities in the Philippines and Indonesia and help them secure sustainable employment or business opportunities.  “FWD Life Philippines aims to end the stigma that disability corresponds to inability,” FWD Life Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Grimes said. “Through our partnership with Humanity & Inclusion, we hope to provide a platform for people with disabilities to showcase their strengths and abilities. We want to encourage everyone to help create a future with a difference for people with disabilities with opportunities to become valuable and equal contributors to the community.”  “Developing countries are encouraged to invest in youth, but unfortunately, young people with disabilities are usually overlooked in employment and entrepreneurship opportunities,” said Bryan Andrew Marsalis, Humanity & Inclusion Regional Operation Coordinator. “That is why we are very delighted to have such strong support from FWD Group in our advocacy of improving the lives of youth with disabilities. Through this project, we will work with selected employers – including FWD Group – across the two target countries to improve their capacity to employ youth with disabilities.” “At FWD, we are committed to promoting social inclusion and active participation of persons with disabilities, and are very excited to kick start our work with Humanity & Inclusion,” said FWD Life Philippines Head of Marketing and Community Care Country Lead Roche Vandenberghe. “With the Forward Together project, we are enabling businesses and organizations such as ours to become catalysts for quality job creation.” FWD Life Philippines and Humanity & Inclusion celebrated the beginning of its Forward Together project with a media event, an interactive visual language activity, and escape room challenge participated by volunteers from both organizations as well as members of the media, held on October 17, 2018 at Century City Mall in Makati City.  

About FWD Philippines   
FWD Life Insurance Corporation (“FWD Life”) is the first life insurance company licensed by the Insurance Commission of the Philippines under the new Insurance Code. FWD launched its commercial operations in September 2014. By March 2017, FWD Life is the highest-capitalized life insurer in the Philippines with PhP 2.3 billion in paid-up capitalization.1 Based 
on premium income data published by the Insurance Commission2, FWD Life now ranks 10th in the insurance industry in terms of weighted new business premiums.3  FWD Group spans Hong Kong & Macau, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, and Japan, offering life and medical insurance, general insurance, and employee benefits across a number of its markets. Established in Asia in 2013, FWD is the insurance business arm of investment group, Pacific Century Group. In the Philippines, FWD has 12 business hubs located in key cities nationwide with its headquarters in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.  FWD is focused on creating fresh customer experiences, with easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD aims to become a leading pan-Asian insurer that changes the way people feel about insurance.  For more information, please visit    

1> Statistics > 2017 > Based on Paid-Up Capital  2> Statistics > 2017 > Based on Premium Income  3 Weighted New Business Premium Income: 100% of first-year premium on regular-pay plans + 10% of single-pay premiums  

About Humanity & Inclusion  

Founded in 1982 in refugee camps on the Thai-Cambodian border, co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, Humanity & Inclusion (the new name of Handicap International) is an independent and impartial organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. Outraged by the injustice faced by people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, we aspire to a world of solidarity and inclusion, enriched by our differences, where everyone can live in dignity. At present, Humanity & Inclusion works in 59 countries globally, with additional offices in 8 high-income countries. For more information, please visit

Exorcism Gone Wrong in the Trailer of "The Possession of Hannah Grace"

Death is only the beginning. Watch the first trailer of the new terrifying horror thriller The Possession of Hannah Grace now which has just been launched by Columbia Pictures. 

In the film, a shocking exorcism spirals out of control, claiming the life of a young woman. Months later, Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) is working the graveyard shift in the morgue when she takes delivery of a disfigured cadaver. Locked alone inside the basement corridors, Megan begins to experience horrifying visions and starts to suspect that the body may be possessed by a ruthless demonic force.

Directed by Diederik Van Rooijen, written by Brian Sieve, and produced by Todd Garner & Sean Robins, the film stars Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Kirby Johnson and Stana Katic.

Honda Philippines concludes 14th National Motorcycle Mechanics Skills Olympic

Honda has always been the trusted brand with technologically advanced motorcycles and exceptional customer service. Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI) and its dealer networks work hand-in-hand to ensure top quality services by training its dedicated workforce. This is Honda’s way to make certain mechanics are growing, alongside technological advancements and more importantly, customer expectations.

Every year, HPI holds a competition for dealer mechanics from all over the Philippines to gauge their expertise.  This year’s finalists was composed of:

PhilPop 2018 Reveals Top 10 Finalists

Touted as the premier songwriting competition in the country, PhilPop continues to provide a
sustainable platform for amateur and professional composers to showcase exceptional songs from various genres and styles.

From "Dati" to "Di Na Muli," the annual music competition has produced some of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed recordings of the last five years, serving as breeding ground to artists who aren't afraid to challenge songwriting tropes and reflect their truth.

"Overlord" Mashes Up WWII Movie & Monster Horror Film

With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that’s crucial to the invasion's success, in Paramount Pictures’ new suspense thriller Overlord (in Philippine cinemas November 07). 

Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen.

Shopee Kickstarts the Biggest Christmas Sale of the Year, Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Join Shopee for an exciting evening of activities, performances and giveaways at the Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale event on October 25 at Glorietta 2

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announces the return of the biggest Christmas sale of the year, Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. Starting from October 26, Shopee will kick-off the first wave with 16 themed days of promotions, leading up to the peak of the campaign on November 11. Shopee will also be giving away over 11 million Shopee Coins for the popular in-app game, Shopee Shake.

To mark the start of Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, Shopee will be holding a Christmas event on October 25, at Glorietta 2, Activity Center from 5pm onwards. During the event, Shopee will also be announcing its special Christmas ambassador. Everyone is invited to join for an evening of fun activities, guest performances and giveaways. A few lucky attendees will also walk away with prizes worth over ₱200,000 including two roundtrip tickets to Macau, an Avision 40" TV, and a Honor 8x.

For more information on Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, visit

Download the Shopee app for free on the App Store or Google Play Store.

Rated R-16 Without Cuts, 'Halloween" Opens in PH Cinemas Oct 24

After making a killing with its $77.5 million No.1 debut in the US -- the second-biggest opening ever for a horror film -- Universal Pictures’ “Halloween” is set to slash its way to the Philippine box-office as it opens in selected cinemas Weds, October 24.

Audiences can rejoice with the news that the Movie & Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has rated “Halloween” R-16 Without Cuts.  This is a welcome development for avid fans of horror films as “Halloween” will be shown in its integral version with all the terrifying and suspenseful scenes intact.  Moviegoers aged 16-years old and above will definitely have a scary good time.

For the list of cinemas where to catch “Halloween,” please refer to the info graphics provided below.

Send Money and Receive Money for Free with GCash

Leading mobile money provider shakes industry by offering first-in-nation innovation

Remittances (a way of sending money) are a staple of Filipino culture, especially with lots of families depending on the money of their loved ones for sustenance. No matter where you are in the country, you’ll see remittance centers that offer these services from Metro Manila to anywhere in the Philippines, usually with a fee based on a percentage of the total amount to be sent. GCash realized that for these people, every peso counts, and that’s why they made sending and withdrawing money through the GCash ecosystem free. 

Follow your Heart in “First Love” at SM Cinema

Do you believe in destiny? Many people don’t but Paul Soriano’s First Love will teach you to believe and follow your heart as it opens in SM Cinema this October.

When destiny moves, nobody can stop it and that’s where First Love picks up as it follows the destined encounter of two opposite people. Nick (Aga Muhlach), a composed and calculated businessman, and Ali (Bea Alonzo), an optimistic photographer who believes in destiny and carpe diem, or seizing the day, accidentally met and later on, share something special. As they say, opposites attract.

As the romance between Nick and Ali blooms, Ali will also have to face her life having a congenital heart disease that awaits for a heart transplant. Given this situation, Ali dares Nick to do everything to seize every moment they are together before it’s too late. Will the destiny move again to create a way for these two lovers?

Catch First Love in SM Cinema branches nationwide. You may also book your tickets through the website, or download the SM Cinema mobile app.  Just stay tuned and follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates!

QCinema 2018 Opens With Over 40 Films!

Everybody is excited for another film festival happening this October, QCinema is a proud locally-supported film festival made by the Quezon City Government. Now on 6th year, it showcases a smörgåsbord of film ranging from the competition films to foreign and restored movie which will excite everyone.

Opening with the award-winning Japanese film "Shoplifters" by Hirokazu Kore-eda, it tells the story of a family of criminals scraping a living in downtown Tokyo. Their story takes an interesting turn when they adopt a little girl despite their impoverished livelihood.But the fun does not stop there as we always look forward to the main competition films. 

Sablaya Ends The Pilipinas Dream Cup With Flying Colors

It’s the season finale of the 2018 Petron National Motorcycle Championship, and the 6th round of the Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup (HPDC) has come. What better way to honor the occasion than to show off the HPDC riders their skills and talent at the track.

The qualifying round started early for the riders as they took off from the pit gate at 8:55 a.m., with Rider #6 Sean Barcial (P1) making the best time at 2:25.729, while Rider #1 Kervie Bergania made 2:25,995 which landed him on (P2). Rider #7 Jakob Sablaya, who lead the pack in the overall points, had a time of 2:28.052 which took him to (P3), putting him close to rider #8 Andrei Reyes and #2 Wyner Blente, who landed on (P4 and P5) respectively. Meanwhile, Rider #12 Jasper Cruz and #4 Sean Ondillo got (P6 and P7), respectively.

Jed Madela Goes "Higher Than High" At Araneta Concert

Jed Madela has reached 15 years in his musical career and he is now aiming for a higher and bigger performance in celebration of this milestone. He is set to have his first major solo concert at the Araneta Coliseum on November 16 at 8PM. Dubbed as "Higher Than High," the concert elevates expectations and experience for him and the audience.

“It has always been the dream of every artist to stand onstage and scream ‘Good evening, Araneta!’ I’m very excited and nervous at the same time. Excited that finally, I will be performing solo in the Big Dome and nervous because there’s a lot of pressure on me now to fill its seats,” he said.

Jessica Sanchez Back To Perform At Solaire

A big voice in her own right, Jessica Sanchez is back to perform with an edgier look and a sound that is her own. Catch up with the powerhouse voice on November 10, 2018 in her self-entitled concert “Jessica Sanchez with special guest Martin Nievera” happening at The Theatre at Solaire. 

Jessica Sanchez’s story is one that begins when a shy 16-year old girl dominated the stage with a voice that can go head-to-head with some of history’s icons. It may seem like she was dealt a lucky card, but behind the curtains, it couldn’t be anywhere near the truth. “I was so young when American Idol happened,” she says. “I learned so much from the show, the people, and the experience afterwards. It prepared me for what was to come, the constant hustle and hard work.” 

Born from immigrant parents who have established their lives in the United States and being in one of the world’s most watched singing competitions, one would hear many Filipinos say Jessica Sanchez was living the American dream. Some argued, however, that she was too American to be celebrated by Filipinos, adding the fact that she has never set foot in the Philippines prior her AI stint. But it was this opportunity that helped her touch base with a part of her identity that she has yet to fully discover. “My first time being in the Philippines was for the Idol tour. I was so excited for my first trip to my mom’s homeland. It all happened so fast, but I remember it being full of amazing food, amazing people and amazing moments.” Jessica recalls. 

6 Reasons Why the Shell Saltwater Supercars is the best Christmas gift

The onset of the “ber” months drives everyone into the annual gift-hunting mode. This year, Shell makes gift giving very easy especially for parents and godparents looking for that perfect present. 

Meet the colorful, fast and fabulous Shell Saltwater Supercars – Shadow (Black), Lighting (White), Sunchaser (Yellow), and Fireball (Red) - and discover the 6 reasons why this collection makes the best gift this Christmas season!

All Toby’s Sports Stores Now Accepts GCash-Alipay

Toby’s Sports constantly evolves to keep up with the times. When it comes to store design, features, merchandise, and staff, Toby’s Sports maintains their stronghold and continues to push the limits of the sports retailing industry. Today, the largest sports retailer in the country has more than 150 brands and showcases more than 60,000 unique items in 56 branches nationwide. Thirty years later, far from their small beginnings, Toby’s Sports continues to serve millions of Filipinos and igniting their passion for sports.

“We are looking forward to the incorporation of GCash-Alipay as a payment method in our physical stores nationwide. This partnership with Globe is definitely in line with our efforts to continuously innovate, improve overall customer experience, and to make it easier for everyone to pay for products they shop at Toby’s Sports, as well as in our two other retail chains—RUNNR and urbanAthletics,” said Toby Claudio, President of Quorum International Inc. 

Michael learns To Rock Back For Another PH Tour

Michael Learns To Rock (MLTR), Denmark's biggest pop-rock band, will be doing a 4-city Philippine Tour in December as part of its Still Asian Tour 2018/2019.

Produced by Ovation Productions, the multi-platinum selling trio of Jascha Richter, Mikkel Lentz, and Kåre Wanscher will be performing December 4 at SMX Convention Center in Davao, December 6 at Santa Rosa Sports Coliseum, Santa Rosa Laguna, December 7 at Waterfront Hotel Cebu, and December 9 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. 

Expect to hear all your favorite MLTR hits such as “25 Minutes”, “That’s Why You Go Away”, “The Actor”, “Paint My Love”, “Out Of The Blue”, “Take Me To Your Heart”, “Sleeping Child”, and more.

MLTR will also be performing cuts from their 9th studio album “Still”, released in March this year, featuring the hit songs “Everything You Need” and “Hiding Away from Life”. 

Watch the First Trailer of Feel-Good Adventure "A Dog's Way Home"

“A lot can happen between lost and found.” Watch the first trailer of the new family adventure A Dogs Way Home now which has just been launched by Columbia Pictures. 

A Dog’s Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.

Directed by Charles Martin Smith, the screenplay is by W. Bruce Cameron & Cathryn Michon, based on the book by W. Bruce Cameron.\

The film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, Jonah Hauer-King, Alexandra Shipp, with Wes Studi and Edward James Olmos.