Arjo Atayde Explores New New Genres With Love and Comedy

From his big break with FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano as Joaquin, Arjo Atayde’s roles were usually linked to action and drama. He is the antagonist in Erik Matti’s “Buybust,” and now channels a mentally challenged man in “The General’s Daughter. But he also reinvented himself this year with new projects totally different from antagonistic characters.

“GREEN BOOK” Charms Its Way With Top Nominations At This Year's Oscars

In black and white, “The Green Book” clearly made it as one of the front runners for Best Picture at this year’s (2019) Oscar race clutching more nominations in various categories such as Best Actor in a Leading Role (Viggo Mortensen), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Mahershala Ali), Best Original Screenplay and Best in Film Editing.

Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) star in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ Green Book.  In his powerful foray into dramatic work as a feature director, Peter Farrelly helms the film, inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and societal constraints of the early 1960s.

Feel-Good Family Movie "THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING" Now Showing

Arthurian legend comes alive and unleashes the power of imagination in the youth in today’s take on the classic tale in the family movie “The Kid Who Would Be King” starring a multigenerational talented cast that includes Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Tom Taylor, Dean Chaumoo, Rhianna Doris and Angus Imrie along with Patrick Stewart and Rebecca Ferguson.

Based on one of the most famous myths of all time, “The Kid Who Would Be King” approaches the legend of King Arthur and his knights in a completely new way, bringing it into the modern world and making it relevant for contemporary audiences.

Malaysian Retailer MR. D.I.Y. wins 2018 World Branding Awards

Malaysian retailer MR. D.I.Y. received the “Brand of the Year” award in the National tier of the Retailer-Home Improvement Category at the 2018 World Branding Awards held at Kensington Palace, London, last October 31, 2018. The awards is organized by the World Branding Forum, a global non-profit organization dedicated toward advancing branding standards, and is considered the ultimate global brand recognition accolade a brand can be granted. 

This year, only one National tier winner of this prestigious award was chosen in each category per country. Other Malaysian category winners were Maybank for Banking and Spritzer for Water. Nominees were judged for brand valuation, consumer market research, and through public online voting. 

“The awards celebrate the achievements of some of the greatest brands around the globe. With an average of just six winners per country, it is truly a great achievement to be a winner of these awards,” said Richard Rowles, Chairman of the World Branding Forum. MR. D.I.Y. counts itself among the ranks of this edition’s global winners: Beijing Tong Ren Tang, BMW, Cartier, Club Med, JinkoSolar, Johnnie Walker, Lego, L'Oréal, Louis Vuitton, Nescafé, Rolex, Samsung, Schwarzkopf, and Yakult.

GMA7’s online program “The Boobay and Tekla Show” is now on TV

After a successful and hilarious run last year, Kapuso comedic duo Boobay and Tekla remain unstoppable in spreading positive vibes and laughter to their loyal viewers and followers as their digital comedy program The Boobay and Tekla Show finally invades Filipino homes beginning January 27.

From short-form online capsules, the well-loved and highly popular comedy program now becomes a weekend show with a complete mix of entertainment viewers will surely enjoy. Every episode features celebrity guests, engaging in spontaneous and genuinely funny conversations with the hosts as well as segments where the hosts interact with everyday people.

For long-time comedian Boobay, he said that he is thankful for the overwhelming support of their fans and he offers this program to them.

Kath Endorses Trending Treat Maxi Mango

One of the biggest business boom from last year was Maxi Mango, known for its Mango Float which is made of soft serve mango ice cream, graham bits, and mango slices. The business grew as reviews and word of mouth brought customers to their kiosks which made them a huge hit.

The business was created by former OFW couple Miki and Ivan Velasquez who went through a lot of challenges before hitting it big with the venture. They have tried several food businesses before and sometimes they even have to have a day job to keep them running. Despite the disappointments, they gambled on the business of doing a mango-infused desserts which paved the way to the successful Maxi Mango brand.

Brazil’s Cool Sizzles at Solaire

Valentines will be a bigger celebration as cool bossa nova, jazz and funk tunes sizzle. Brazil’s cool, Sergio Mendes will set your hearts and groove ablaze with his back-to-back concert “Sergio Mendes: A Valentine’s Day Concert” happening on February 14 and 15, 2019 at The Tent at Solaire. 

The Brazilian superstar will be the first international artist that will grace the resort’s newest venue as it draws in and stages grander events. “We want to continue elevating the Solaire experience through a vast roster of stay, dine and event offers that everyone can enjoy. Valentine’s Day is one occasion that couples, families, or groups of friends treat with specialty. Choose to celebrate with us by booking one of our highly acclaimed five-star spaces, dining at any of our multi-awarded restaurants, and seeing one of the world’s most recognized musicians in our Valentine concert, to get the best of what Solaire has to offer.” says Lorenzo Manalang, Solaire’s Vice President for Brand and Marketing. 

Ms. Barkadahan 2018 winner receives triple treats from TFC

Ms. Barkadahan 2018 titleholder Melodie Duag’s surprise homecoming was made extra-special by a visit at the ABS-CBN studios

The queen comes home! Ms. Barkadahan 2018 titleholder Melodie Duag did a surprise homecoming to her family in Batangas in December 2018, and The Filipino Channel (TFC) gave her and her family a treat that fits a queen.

“TFC acknowledges the hard work and dedication that our Kapamilya overseas Filipinos exert in their everyday work. We hope to celebrate all of these by providing them world-class entertainment and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that they could fondly remember throughout their overseas journey,” said Maribel Hernaez, ABS-CBN Global Asia Pacific Regional Marketing Head and Country Manager for South Asia.

New Year, New Show: LG Electronics Philippines celebrates the launch of Netflix’s new original Korean drama-thriller ‘Kingdom’

Go beyond with the shows you love through the LG B8 4K OLED TV

Brand new year means new and exciting ways to maximize technology and entertainment to bond with loved ones.

Global electronics and home entertainment giant LG Electronics Philippines and international online streaming pioneer Netflix Philippines once again strengthened its partnership with an exclusive advance screening last January 24, a day before the worldwide premiere of the newest original Korean series – ‘Kingdom’.

Netflix has put together two things to make most binge-worthy stories from South Korea: the thrilling K-drama about ancient Korean monarchy and the threat of an impending zombie apocalypse. Set in Korea’s ancient Joseon Period, “Kingdom” follows the journey of a crown prince sent on a suicide mission to investigate a gruesome plague spreading inside the kingdom — only to find zombies threatening his reign and his people.

"A Dog's Way Home" Explores the Power of Unconditional Love

Based on the bestselling novel by the beloved author of A Dog’s Purpose, Columbia Pictures’ A Dog’s Way Home is an emotionally charged and uplifting spiritual odyssey that follows one dog’s journey home that highlights the power of unconditional love between a dog and her owner.

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, Lucas, an aspiring med student and VA hospital volunteer. Bella touches the lives of many during her unwavering quest; from an orphaned mountain lion cub to a homeless veteran down on his luck, Bella brings joy and comfort to everyone she meets with her unique spirit and faith. 

EYLA puts the spotlight on youth-serving organizations in North America

In line with the World Youth Day happening in Panama from January 22-27, Pope Francis released a video message addressed to the youth, centering on the theme of service. The Holy Father says, “There are many young people, both believers, and nonbelievers, who when they come to the end of a stage in their studies, feel a desire to do something for those who are suffering. This is a strength in young people, a strength that all of you possess. It is a strength that can change the world. It is a revolution that can overturn the powerful forces at work in our world. It is the ‘revolution’ of service.”

"Station 19's" Grey Damon Stars in "The Possession of Hannah Grace" (Now Playing)

Despite the horror Shay Mitchell’s character Megan Reed goes through in Columbia Pictures’ The Possession of Hannah Grace, she has allies who are willing to put themselves in danger to help her. One of the most willing is her cop ex-boyfriend Andrew, played by fast-rising star Grey Damon (Station 19, Friday Night Lights, The Flash).

Despite their estrangement, Andrew still cares deeply about Megan and worries that the morgue Megan works in isn’t a safe space for someone wrestling with overcoming addiction. “I think that Andrew is the voice of reason the little angel on Megan’s shoulder, her conscience,” says Damon. “Even though Megan is really messed up right now, Andrew knows that she faced this major tragedy and is trying to get her life back in order.”

Liam Neeson's Vengance Fuels Hard Pounding Action in "Cold Pursuit"

Blood in the snow will flow in Liam Neeson’s (known for the highly successful Taken franchise) latest thrilling action film “Cold Pursuit” where he plays Nes Coxman, a snowplough driver  in  Kehoe, a 10 degrees and counting glitzy ski resort in the Rocky Mountains.

Liam Neeson is no stranger to reinvention. But even by his standards, “Cold Pursuit” represents a surprising gear-shift into wicked new territory.  The movie sets the local police in action at the same time who are not used to much action until the son of unassuming town snowplough driver, Nels Coxman is murdered at the order of Viking (Tom Bateman), a flamboyant drug lord. Enraged and armed with heavy machinery, Nels sets out to dismantle the cartel one man at a time, but his understanding of murder comes mainly from what he read in a crime novel. As the bodies pile up, his actions ignite a turf war between Viking and his long-standing rival White Bull (Tom Jackson), a soulful Native-American mafia boss, that will quickly escalate and turn the small town’s bright white slopes blood-red.

Snow Flower’s Challenge For 1M Yen: Would You Pretend To Be In A Relationship With A Stranger For One Month?

Calling all hopeless romantics! You’ll surely fall for this Japanese love story, coming out February 6 in cinemas nationwide that spans four beautiful seasons.

This love month, dive into a puddle—no, an ocean of feels with Snow Flower, a Japanese YA movie that is almost too precious for this world. Out on February 6 in time for Valentine’s Day, Snow Flower is about a year in the life of a bright young woman named Miyuki (Ayami Nakajo). The sad truth is, it’s her last year ever, according to her doctor’s prognosis. Just as she’s about to abandon all hope, she meets Yusuke (Hiroomi Tosaka), a kind stranger who would become the love of her life, in wintertime Tokyo.

"Secret Life of Pets 2" Spotlights Snowball, Chloe in New Trailers

This June, the creators of Despicable Me can’t wait to show you what they have coming up! Watch the brand-new trailers for Universal Pictures and llumination’s new comedy The Secret Life of Pets 2, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the 2016 global hit.

The new trailers highlight two of the films most adorable characters, Chloe and Snowball.

Check out the trailers below and watch The Secret Life of Pets 2 in Philippine cinemas June 05.

Chloe Furball Trailer: 

Snowball Suit Up Trailer: 

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"Instant Family" Opens Mark Wahlberg's Eyes to Adoption

Mark Wahlberg plays everyman Pete Wagner - son, husband and…adoptive father in Paramount Pictures’ new comedy Instant Family.

In the film, when Pete and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl (Isabela Moner), they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight. Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family. Instant Family is inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders. 

GCash Partner’s with SEA’s Largest Cross-Boarder Payments Platform

In Photo (from L-R): Ray Refundo, President & CEO,
Qwikwire and Anthony Thomas, President & CEO, Mynt
Qwikwire - Southeast Asia's largest cross-border payments platform signed a deal with GCash - Country’s leading mobile wallet. The partnership is anchored towards innovation of the local real estate payments transactions process in the Philippines. A signing ceremony was held at the GCash office in Taguig last December 6, 2018 with Mynt’s Anthony Thomas, President & CEO and Ray Refundo, CEO of Qwikwire. 

In the Philippines, where the  real estate industry has been booming over the last 5 years, people still pay their real estate dues through the traditional Post-dated checks (PDCs), Bank Deposits, over the counter payments directly to property developers or some, to their brokers. Aside from these methods being time-consuming, fraud issues were also apparent as the current process is highly manual and lack security measures. These are among the commonly perceived challenges present in the current real estate payment system in the country. 

Welcoming a Fresh Start for Your Finances

Let the New Year mark new beginnings when it comes to your money

New Year, New You.

For many of us, the start of the year is a much welcomed trigger to change or improve upon any habits we have. This rings especially true when it comes to our money habits, so it’s quite common to hear ourselves saying, “I’ll be more responsible with my money this year.”

Make A Date With Jamie Rivera And The Company This Valentines

This Valentine's Day is never complete with a concert that will appeal to lovers and everyone celebrating the day of love. To celebrate it with the best of OPM makes it more memorable. Bringing a crossover of the Philppines' inspirational diva Jamie Rivera, and the premier vocal group The Company in one night is just really epic.

Dubbed as "Jamie in Perfect Company," brings the hits of decades ago and even the hits of the present sung by the OPM's finest artists is a great way to celebrate love, music, and even life. The show is presented by Star Events and CCC Productions and directed by Marvin Caldito.

Ariel Rivera and Gelli de Belen Reunite in Ang Sikreto ng Piso

Real-life couple Ariel Rivera and Gelli de Belen reunite in the family-oriented comedy movie Ang Sikreto ng Piso. The story centers on the strength of familial love and explains what viewers need to know about the Philippine peso. Ang Sikreto ng Piso is inspired by real occurrences that transpired in 2006 on the smuggle of the Philippine peso coin.

Ariel and Gelli are the perfect choices to portray husband and wife in the movie. They are one of local showbiz’s most enduring marriages. The couple has been married for more than two decades. Their sons Joaquin and Julio are currently based in Toronto, Canada.

King Arthur's Half Sister Morgana Portrayed By Rebecca Ferguson In The Movie For The Whole Family “THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING”

Filled with action, humour and heart, Joe Cornish’s “The Kid Who Would Be King” is a thrilling adventure for the young and the young at heart.  Based on one of the most famous myths of all time, THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING approaches the legend of King Arthur and his knights in a completely new way, bringing it into the modern world and making it relevant for contemporary audiences.

 The heart of the film is based on the chivalric code that the wizard Merlin teaches young Arthur in the legend.  This is the set of laws that King Arthur’s knights abided by, which dictated earnest moral behavior – honoring the people you love, persevering, refraining from offense and telling the truth.  In the film, Cornish takes that moral code and applies it to modern kids, to see what its value is in today’s world. 

Teen Dancer-Actress Plays the Possessed Cadaver in "The Possession of Hannah Grace"

Thanks to her dancing and modeling background, Kirby Johnson nabbed the pivotal role of the possessed titular character in Columbia Pictures’ new horror thriller The Possession of Hannah Grace, the ill-fated girl who loses her life in the unsettling exorcism that opens the film.

The violent, vicious demonic force that has taken over Hannah’s body isn’t content to let a thing like her death put an end to its reign of terror, and once her cadaver arrives in the morgue, the evil spirit senses a perfect opportunity to wage continued destruction, claiming a mounting roster of new victims as it pursues its real quarry, Megan, played by Shay Mitchell.

(Watch the trailer at YouTube:

“The cadaver inflicts pain and terror on its mission to find the best host body to become as strong as possible—each time she kills, her body heals itself,” producer Sean Robins says. “When we started talking about our cadaver and how to cast her, we knew that we were looking for someone who understands movement, who can manipulate her body. It’s always going to be scarier if you’re not using CG, if you’re actually using someone whose body will do the things that you need the character to do.”

Kevin Hart And Bryan Cranston Team Up For In The Box-Office Hit “THE UPSIDE”

Get ready for a roaring and endearing time at the movies this January 23 with Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston in an unusual buddy comedy drama “The Upside”.  The movie is inspired by the 2011 box office hit French film Les Intouchables.

The unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (Cranston), a Park Avenue billionaire left paralyzed after a paragliding accident, and ex-con Dell Scott (Kevin Hart), in need of a fresh start. Newly paroled and in desperate need of a job, Dell is frustrated by the menial opportunities available to an ex-con. After finding himself at the wrong job interview Dell uses his irreverent charisma to charm Phillip, who, despite protests from his chief-of-staff Yvonne (Nicole Kidman), offers him the home aid position. Despite a rocky start, the two quickly realize how much they can learn from each other's experiences. From worlds apart, Phillip and Dell form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life's possibilities.

FIGRPMPTSC CEO Ruby Pacis Receives 2018 Ambassadors' Choice Excellence Award

On the helm of being awarded as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award by the Filipina Women’s Network, CEO and Founding President of Faith in God Ruby Pacis Montalbo Professional and Technical Services Corporation (FIGRPMPTSC) Ruby Canteras Pacis, receives another coveted recognition as one of the 2018 Ambassadors Choice Excellence Awardee honored by the Asia Pacific Council, World Council for Excellence Award Ministry and the ACSR Humanitarian Service Ministry.

These award-governing bodies recognize exemplary practitioners who made significant contributions to their respective fields of expertise. It is divided into three major divisions, namely Asia-Pacific, World Council and lastly, the ACSR Humanitarian Servant Ministry Council. 
Among the 300 nominations in the South & East Asia Pacific Region-Philippines, Pacis was also selected as one of the Top 25 recipients of the 2018 Most Outstanding Model Icon for Life Coach, as well as the Outstanding Asian Achiever Icon, Leadership Excellence Business Service Provider and Model Life Coach Practitioner.  Pacis was nominated by Asian Ambassador Dr. Sandy S. Montano. 

An Impressive Peek Into The Future In “ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL”

“Alita: Battle Angel” represents a landmark collaboration between two of the best filmmakers working today. Originated (and produced) by James Cameron, the movie has Robert Rodriguez writing and directing a story that adapts Yukito Kishiro’s beloved Manga.

The movie brings the audience in a devastated future world, where society is split between the haves, who exist on the shining city of Zalem, floating above the Earth’s surface, and the have-nots, who must eke out a hardscrabble living in the Iron City, a place where Zalem dumps its garbage. It’s here that cyborg scientist Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz) discovers the frame of a mechanoid young woman. As Alita (Rosa Salazar) figures out who she really is and what she’s meant for, the world will never be the same again.

Patrick Stewart As Merlin In the Action Fantasy Movie “THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING”

Best known globally for his role in the blockbuster X-Men franchise as the powerful Professor Charles Xavier aka Professor X, Patrick Stewart takes on another mighty role from literature and children’s favorite as the wizard Merlin in the family movie “The Kid Who Would Be King.”

Based on one of the most famous myths of all time, “The Kid Who Would Be King” approaches the legend of King Arthur and his knights in a completely new way, bringing it into the modern world and making it relevant for contemporary audiences.  The thrilling family adventure starts when average school kid Alex (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) draws Excalibur, the magical sword of King Arthur, from a building site and go on a magical quest — with pals old and new — to save Britain from the forces of darkness.

Shay Mitchell Takes On the Demon in "The Possession of Hannah Grace" (Opens Jan 23)

The Exorcist, The Exorcism of Emily Rose—these are masterful studies in creeping psychological horror that served as important inspirations for director Diederik van Rooijen’s The Possession of Hannah Grace, which sees Pretty Little Liars’ star Shay Mitchell come into her own as a feature film star.

In the new horror film, the recent Manila visitor and Filipina-Canadian actress brings to the screen a highly competent heroine, ex-cop Megan Reed, who has fallen on hard times but is determined to regain her footing. To do so, though, Megan will have to overcome challenges unlike any she might ever have imagined as a series of supernatural events prompts her to doubt her own sanity. A demonic force has set its sights on her and will stop at nothing to see her dead and defeated.

"Instant Family" is the "Feel-Great" Movie You Cannot Miss

From the filmmaking team behind global box-office hits Daddy’s Home and Daddy’s Home 2 comes Paramount Pictures’ new comedy Instant Family starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne.

(Watch the trailer at YouTube:

Instant Family is inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director/producer Sean Anders. When Pete (Wahlberg) and Ellie (Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of adoption.  When they meet a trio of siblings, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl (Isabela Moner), they find themselves unexpectedly speeding from zero to three kids overnight.  Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family.  

A mission to find one’s true identity in ABS-CBN series “The General’s Daughter”

Angel Locsin gets caught in the middle of the battle between two nemeses that will change her life and identity in the action-drama series “The General’s Daughter”, seen outside the Philippines via TFC

ABS-CBN opens the year with the much-awaited union of generations of grand slam actors in the upcoming series “The General’s Daughter”, which is seen in most countries outside the Philippines via The Filipino Channel (TFC), with its pilot episode streaming via TFC Online ( on January 21.

TFC at the Movies brings Philippine Festival films to the world

Start the year celebrating the Philippine cinema by catching some of the 2018 MMFF entries

The celebration of the Philippine Cinema continues as TFC at the Movies brings five of the 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival entries to the world.

Kicking off the celebration were the screenings last December of the films “Fantastica” and “Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles” which will also soon screen in other regions worldwide.

The comedy-fantasy film “Fantastica” which stars Vice Ganda is about the life of Belat (Vice Ganda) who hopes to bring back the life in their carnival for her mother Fec (Jaclyn Jose). She will then meet Prince (Richard Gutierrez) who asks for her help to save the world of Fantastica, and in return will help her restore the life of their carnival that is at the verge of being in possession of the family of her former best friend Dong Nam (Dingdong Dantes).

Turner Channel, Warner TV Kick Off 2019 in #1 Position And Top Ratings In December

Warner TV dominates English GE channels on Jan 1 in Singapore and Philippines

Turner Asia Pacific brand Warner TV started the new year in pole position after dominating ratings in December 2018. The sterling performance comes off the back of multiple programming and marketing stunts that were developed for the festive period.

In Singapore and the Philippines, Warner TV topped the English General Entertainment (GE) channels on January 1, 2019, for both Pay TV young adults 25-44 and 4+ during all time and primetime 7-11pm; and remained undisputed among English GE channels on January 1 for both Cable young adults 25-44 and 2+ during all time and primetime 7-11 pm in Mega Manila, respectively.

"The Possession of Hannah Grace" Out to Terrify Audiences Jan 23

A pulse-pounding horror-thriller, Columbia Pictures’ The Possession of Hannah Grace starring Filipina-Canadian actress Shay Mitchell, is sure to terrify audiences when it opens in Philippine cinemas January 23.

(Watch the trailer here:

The Possession of Hannah Grace came to life when producers Todd Garner and Sean Robins began brainstorming for inspiration for a one-of-a-kind premise that could anchor a truly terrifying horror film. “We began to develop ideas and settings that we thought were scary—this particular movie actually came from an article we read about someone who had to do community service in a morgue,” Robins says.

"Mary Poppins Returns" Special Advance Screening Attracts Celebs

Magic, optimism, hope and joy held court when Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns held its special advance screening January 5 at the SM Aura.

Celebrities, social media personalities, members of the press and fans made up the evening’s guests, snapping selfies against spectacular photo walls before being uplifted by the film’s heart-tugging message.

Guests alternately laughed and cried and laughed some more during the film, as Mary Poppins Returns reminded viewers that amid this delicate time for the world, there is still whimsy and wonder.  As the iconic nanny would say, “Everything is possible, even the impossible!”

Watch "Instant Family" in Sneak Previews Jan 21 & 22 Nationwide

Critics call it the feel-good mashup of This Is Us and Modern Family. Now, Filipino audiences can cry their eyes out earlier than expected as Paramount Pictures’ Instant Family starring Mark Wahlberg will have whole-day sneak previews on Monday and Tuesday, January 21 & 22 in selected cinemas everywhere.

Tickets will be at regular admission prices. Moviegoers are advised to check the social pages or websites of their favorite theaters for the screening schedule.

Wish Ko Lang Celebrates Sweet Sixteen Years Of Fulfilling Dreams

Wish Ko Lang, now on its 16th year, is one of the longest running legacy programs of GMA News and Public Affairs.

Host Vicky Morales takes pride that the program has changed the lives of hundreds of Filipinos --- from ordinary people with special conditions, victims of abuse and poverty, and even celebrities. 

“Imagine 16 years ago, dumarating sa amin ang kahun-kahon ng sulat. Ngayon, email na., Facebook messages, mga Instagram. Ang daming nagbago over the past 16 years but what will never go out of style is spreading kindness and that’s what the show wants to do.”

K.O. eyed in upcoming Pacquiao vs. Broner bout

Manny Pacquiao will defend his WBA (Regular) Welterweight title against Adrien Broner, which can be seen in the Middle East via pay Per View on January 20, brought exclusively by Showtime and TFC

Boxing enthusiasts already have their bets as the bout between Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Adrien “The Problem” Broner draws near, which can be seen in the Middle East via Pay Per View (PPV) on January 20, brought exclusively by Showtime and The Filipino Channel (TFC).

The eight-division titleholder Pacquiao will defend his WBA (Regular) Welterweight title against the four-division titleholder Broner, with boxing fans expecting a knock out result.

Josh Groban Concert With Special Guest Lea Salonga

Filipino fans shall once again be treated to world-class entertainment as Ovation Productions, on its 40th year, proudly announces that Tony Award-winner and Broadway royalty Lea Salonga now joins multi-platinum singer-songwriter Josh Groban at his special post-Valentines Manila concert this 2019. Two of the most powerful and distinct voices in the industry come together for the Bridges Tour live on February 22 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The unmistakable voice behind global hit "You Raise Me Up" brings his internationally recognized one-night-only show to the Philippines, backed by the magnificent ABS-CBN Orchestra, Josh’s own 5-man band, and the Ateneo Choir. This latest tour kicked off in the United States last October, marking Groban’s first tour since his sold-out Stages Tour in 2016. 

Josh Groban's brand new album Bridges was released in September 2018 to critical acclaim, featuring the singles “River,” “Granted," and “Symphony" and duets with such notable artists as Andrea Bocelli and Sarah McLachlan. Bridges Tour Live in Manila is extra special as Josh will perform songs off this record, a captivating duet or two with Lea Salonga, and his greatest hits "All I Ask," "Broken Vow," "She’s Out Of My Life," "You Raise Me Up," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "To Where You Are," "Awake," "You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up)," "Believe," among many others.

One Summer Can Change Everything. Stranger Things 3 Premieres July 4, 2019.

80's themed thriller series is back after a hiatus of over a year. Stranger Things Season 3 is back this year starting July 4, 2019. The wait opens up more mystery surrounding Eleven, the upside down and the monsters that come from it.

This is the time again to see the kids as they face the challenges of growing up, the occult  and the struggle of finding the answers surrounding the town of Hawkins wherein the last season was still clouded with mysteries.

I guess we have to find out as it premieres this July only on Netflix.

Rising Star Jorge Lendeborg Jr. Joins the Adventure in "Bumblebee"

After making his mark in Spider-Man: Homecoming, opposite Tom Holland, and more recently, in Greg Berlanti’s teen dramedy Love, Simon, teen actor Jorge Lendeborg Jr., now stars in Paramount Pictures’ action adventure Bumblebee.

The film opens up a new era for Transformers by combining the trademark battling robots, fast cars and thrilling action with the unexpectedly tender relationship between Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld) and her new Autobot friend.

Kapuso CoLab 2018: Night of Collaborations

On November 20, 2018, Kapuso personalities and online influencers had a chance to meet one another in a spectacular night that filled with laughter and music.

Several GMA personalities like Jennylyn Mercado, Lovi Poe, Tom Rodriguez, Jasmine Curtis Smith, Rocco Nacino, Andre Paras, Pauline Mendoza, Vince Vandorpe, Gil Cuerva, and Therese Malvar graced the event.

Bubble Gang stars Andrea Torres, Juancho Trivino, Lovely Abella, Arny Ross, and Diego were also present in Kapuso CoLab 2018.

Kapuso singers and The Clash contenders Garrett Bolden, Mirriam Manalo and Josh Adornado had a chance to perform with South Border in Playlist Live than evening.

Social media influencers Baninay Bautista, Benedict Cua, Edric Go, Agassi Ching, Richard Juan, and Raf Juane were also present and had their respective collaborations with several Kapuso artists.

Shopee brings back the Super Gadget Zone Sale with up to 99% off on popular gadgets like Phones, HD TVs, Action Cameras and more

From January 18 to 25, users can expect daily flash deals and free shipping with a minimum spend of ₱350 from top brands including Xiaomi, Platinum Karaoke, Vivo, Asus, and Robinson’s Appliances

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, brings back the Super Gadget Zone Sale, the biggest online electronics sale in the Philippines. Happening from January 18 to 25, the Super Gadget Zone Sale lets users save more on their favorite tech products with Lowest Price Guaranteed deals on a wide selection of premium gadgets; including a limited-time promotion of 99% off the hottest mobile phones, cameras, and HD TVs. In addition, users can enjoy free shipping with a lower minimum spend of ₱350 and 3 rounds of flash sales every day.

4th Wish 107.5 Music Awards Winners Breaks Boundaries

It has been another year for Wish 107.5 FM which has grown so much in the past few years and made an impact in OPM through the Wish Bus which made monumental milestones in the industry. And celebrating these victories is the Wish 107.5 Music Awards now on its 4th year. Held at Araneta Coliseum, the big dome was full of music artists, fans and supporters.

The night was opened with a performance by the TnT Boys with Wishful5 followed with the first set of awards for the night. There was also a hip hop performance by Loonie, Ron Henly, Shanti Dope, and Gloc-9 showing the power of the Pinoy Rap. RnB number also happened with Jaya, Jay-R, and Jayson Dy showing their versatility and soul.

John Cena is a Man on a Mission in "Bumblebee"

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar John Cena, best known outside the wrestling ring for his roles in the hit comedies Blockers and Trainwreck, brings the right balance of toughness and empathy to his Bumblebee character, Agent Jack Burns.

In the most critically acclaimed film in the Transformers franchise so far, Cena plays a high-ranking military officer in Sector 7, a top-secret government agency that deals with extraterrestrial technology and threats. He will stop at nothing to bring Bumblebee — or B-127 as he knows him — to justice for his perceived crimes.

Kapuso CoLab: Creating Digital Content That Is Proudly Kapusong Pinoy

GMA Network continues its commitment to digital innovation with Kapuso CoLab, a content-creation event that will bring together top Kapuso artists and the country's leading digital influencers.

A celebration of Filipino talent, Kapuso CoLab will provide the venue and resources for GMA artists, bloggers, vloggers, YouTubers, and social media personalities to create various digital content that is proudly Kapusong Pinoy.

Bumblebee - The Worthy Transformers Movie

Another hyped movie that opens ths January is a spin-off movie of the Transformers franchise with the lovable Bumblebee. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, and Jorge Lendeberg Jr., theis new take on the Transformers was seen with a more positive outlook compared with the previous films.

Set in the 80s, Bumblebee comes in the golden age of the Transformers history with characters looking close to the original look. Though the aesthetics still has the modern touch, going back to the roots which made classic fans very happy. 

Transforming into a Volkswagen Beetle is probably the many loved the film as it is the iconic vehicle Bumblebee transforms into. But you would also see the link why he changes to his modern verson, the Camaro. Unlike the Michael Bay films which are full of explosions, this one made a balance of a fun adventure wth just the right amount of metal and explosions. Though the story became lighter and a little formulaic, it was able to grasp the emotion of the audience with the chemistry of Bee and Charlie.

"Instant Family," "Wonder Park," "Sonic the Hedgehog" Launch New Posters

Three highly anticipated family films from United International Pictures have just unveiled their new one-sheet artworks, namely the comedy Instant Family, the animated adventure Wonder Park and the combined live-action & animated feature Sonic the Hedgehog.

Check out the posters below!

Instant Family opens in Philippine cinemas January 30, to be followed by Wonder Park in March and Sonic the Hedgehog in November 2019.

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Get ready to break the “Glass” at SM Cinema!

Master storyteller M. Night Shyamalan is back to shatter you with disturbing revelations and shocking plot twists in his latest masterpiece “Glass”.  Feel the thrill and experience the intensity of this action and suspense-filled film at SM Cinema, the largest film exhibitor in the country. 

One of the most anticipated sequels of 2019, the superhero thriller Glass connects the stories of the 2000 film, Unbreakable, together with its main characters, David Dunn (Bruce Willis) and Elijah Price aka Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), and the 2016 film, Split, together with the mentally-ill, Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) and his 24 personalities.

Picking up the ending of Split, David Dunn decided to catch Kevin Wendell Crumb under his superhuman persona, The Beast. As they were pitted against each other, Mr. Glass appears as the mastermind of all. Will the hero win against the villain this time? 

“DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY” Opens January 30 Exclusive In SM Cinemas Nationwide

The most anticipated and latest in the anime action Dragon Ball franchise starts January 30  as “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” opens exclusively in SM Cinemas.

“Dragon Ball Super: Broly” is a new legend penned by Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama, the first film in the new Super series, and the 20th anniversary film. Because of this bounty of importance, the production style of this film can best be summed up in Director Nagamine’s words: “If Goku has undergone an upgrade, then the visuals must be upgraded as well.” If Goku will always love to fight and become stronger, we need to think outside the box and create a contemporary, high quality Dragon Ball worthy of him. In other words, the stronger Goku gets, the harder we must work to express that evolution. The evolution displayed in Dragon Ball Super: Broly is not just a memorial to over 30 years of legendary titles, but also a challenge to depart from the films that came before it.

Meryl Streep Delights as Mary Poppins' Eccentric Cousin in New Family Film

When three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep was approached by director Rob Marshall and producer John DeLuca to play Mary Poppins’s eccentric Cousin Topsy in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, a small but memorable role, the awards season favorite excitedly said yes.

Explaining Streep’s character, Marshall says, “There's a character in the book Mary Poppins Comes Back named Fred Turvy, a man, so we thought, well, that's interesting. He was similar to Uncle Albert from the first film [the 1964 classic Mary Poppins, starring Julie Andrews as the titular nanny] because when PL Travers wrote these books, they always have some similarities. So there was a great character, a really fun character who fixes things, and they went to fix this bowl that they break. And the message is that he sees things from a different point of view because everything turns upside down on this certain day and Mary Poppins explains that sometimes it's good to see things from a different point of view, so it's a beautiful message, a wonderful message for kids.