Showing posts from June, 2019


Acer Partners With Addidas For A Fashionable Deal

Acer Philippines offers an irresistible back to school promotion with a complimentary Adidas voucher for every purchase of any eligible and registered laptops and desktops.
Whether it is technology or fashion, millennials are always at the center of things. They know what’s hot and what’s not. Thanks to technology, the youth is always updated on style, trends, current events and anything viral.
Technology is like a revolving door in that it changes so quickly that it’s difficult to keep up. But millennials are cool with that. They look at technology the way they look at trends and style.

Jamie Bell Plays Elton John's Best Friend in "Rocketman"

The songwriting team of Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin is one of the most enduring, successful and beloved creative partnerships in music history.  This unique relationship is celebrated in Paramount Pictures’ critically acclaimed musical, Rocketman.  British actor Jamie Bell plays Bernie Taupin opposite Taron Egerton’s Elton John.
“What they have between them is kind of a beautiful, harmonious marriage, lightning in a bottle,” explains Bell. “In the film we see them meet, and they’re kind of two loners, who find each other and form a friendship that lasts a lifetime.”

Red Bull Reign to Return to the Philippines for 3rd Consecutive Year

Red Bull Reign, the largest open 3-on-3 street basketball tournament in the world, returns to the Philippines! On its third consecutive year as a nation-wide competition, the event will pit teams from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao to square off at the Philippine Finals, on Saturday, June 29th, 2019 at the High Street Amphitheater in Bonifacio Global City. The winning team advances to the Global Finals this August in Toronto, Canada!

David-Shaira Loveteam Goes To Big Screen With "Because I Love You"

Rising new love team David Licauco and Shaira Diaz got lucky with a string of new projects as they started with TV shows and now will be the lead stars in ALV Films first romantic comedy movie "Because I Love You." As they also gain fans everyday because of their chemistry, the pair seems to do well in their career paths.

Because I Love You tells the story of two people from two different worlds, one is a rich boy while one is a poor yet striving fire girl off to chase her dreams. As both of them find themselves in a "hot" situation, they also find love despite the lovers who are also on their backs.

Angkas Is Gearing Up For Pilot Run With Training And Safety Measures

After so many months of stalling and controversies, Angkas finally got the green light to resume operations but has to go through a government-sanctioned six-month pilot run in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu. The run aims to show the government how Angkas provides and additional transportation options for the very congested metro.
They currently have 27,000 biker-partners that mostly depend on the service to provide for their families. When Angkas was put on hold, they and their families were very affected as income became more scarce. But with the persistence of the Angkas management and government agencies like the DoTr and LTFRB, they agreed on a 6 month pilot run which will be assessed if they will pass safety and efficiency standards that will be the basis of giving it a permanent permit to operate.

Taron Egerton Transforms Into Elton John in "Rocketman"

Where do you even begin when you’re enlisted to play Elton John, one of the most famous people on the planet? Not just that, but one who the planet itself already has an acutely ingrained idea of? How, in other words, do you find the real man underneath all those spectacles, sequins, tantrums and tiaras?
“That was a question I absolutely asked myself,” says Taron Egerton, the actor tasked to portray the music superstar in Paramount Pictures’ Rocketman. “So, in the end, I just asked him.”
(Watch the film’s new TV spot at

William Elvin Launches New Album After 6 Years

If you have seen the plays "Mula Sa Buwan" and "Maxie The Musical," you have heard the songs made by William Elvin who made classic and heartfelt songs that save a lot of soul into their stories. A dedicated musician and composer, William Elvin comes up with a new album to be launched this month titled Sacred/Profane/Mundane.

Though he is now living and working in Hong Kong, William comes home to the Philippines to perform for friends, family, and fans. He migrated to Hong Kong in 2013 where he is working for a PR firm and performs with his band in his free time.

Inigo & Kiana V. Break Musical Ground Internationally with Tarsier Records & myxTV

Home to the leading portfolio of global multi-platform entertainment brands like MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network, Vidcon, Pluto TV and TV Land and one of the top five largest media conglomerates in America in terms of revenue in 2018 – hosted Filipino-American singer Inigo and Filipino-Puerto Rican talent Kiana V. in an artist showcase celebrating diversity and the end of May, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Nickelodeon Pets’ Day Out 2019 Happening At Eastwood City

All pet lovers – listen up! Looking for a unique way to include your pet in some weekend family fun? Then join us at the first-ever Nickelodeon Pets’ Day Out 2019, 15 – 16 June at Central Plaza, Eastwood City! Dedicated to kids and their pets, this fun-filled two-day event with activities will help kids appreciate them better, and bond with their pet through games and play!

"Bodyguard" Heartthrob Richard Madden Heats Up "Rocketman"

He became a household name with his role as Robb Stark in Game Of Thrones and last year’s worldwide smash, Bodyguard, BBC's most-watched drama of the past 10 years.  Now, Scottish actor Richard Madden stars as John Reid in Paramount Pictures’ critically acclaimed Elton John biopic Rocketman.
(Watch the new Rocketman TV Spot at
In real-life, Reid was John’s first long-term boyfriend, as well as being his manager for 28, often turbulent, years. “We cast Richard just before Bodyguard came out,” says producer David Furnish. “But when I saw him in that (before release), it was a powerful, riveting performance. He had that smoldering Scottish sexiness about him that just seemed so perfect for the way John Reid is portrayed in this film.”

Demonic Possessions Begin When "Annabelle Comes Home"

Retrieved by demonologists Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren (Vera Farmiga) from a group of terrified young nurses, the Annabelle doll has been safely secured for a year in her new home amidst the Warrens’ myriad haunted artifacts when New Line Cinema’s “Annabelle Comes Home” begins.  Despite the relative quiet during that time, all the relics are still conduits for malevolent forces that are undoubtedly aware of Annabelle’s presence among them.

The Lion King musical child actor JJ Dolor announced as new World Vision ambassador

Promising Filipino singing 12-year old stage-actor Julien Joshua “JJ” Millanes Dolor, was unveiled as World Vision’s newest and youngest ambassador for children in the Philippines. 
In photo during the contract signing are (from left): Mr. Jun Godornes - World Vision Resource Development Director, Mr. Rommel Fuerte – World Vision Executive Director, and JJ Dolor – World Vision Ambassador with his family.
Dolor captivated many-a-heart and followers with his highly acclaimed portrayal of “Young Simba” in the hit Disney musical classic The Lion King, produced by Cassel Group in association with Disney Theatrical Productions, which successfully toured in Asia including the Philippines and the gala premier in Singapore last 2018.

Sensodyne Brings Repid Relief Ready To Face Daily Challenges

Sensodyne launches new Rapid Relief that keeps up with the younger generation’s oral healthcare problem
Research has shown that as many as one in three people may suffer from tooth hypersensitivity or pangingilo, with prevalence peaking at 30 to 40 years of age 1 . But in a study, two out of five younger adults, between 18 and 25 years old 2 , otherwise known as “Generation Z” or “Gen-Z”, now experience the onset of tooth sensitivity.

Liam Neeson Takes on Enemies of the Planet in "Men in Black: International"

Liam Neeson’s larger-than-life screen presence, honed as an action hero in the Taken films, as well as his unheralded facility for comedy, came in handy for his portrayal of High T in Columbia Pictures’ new action-adventure Men in Black: International.
In the film, the newly minted Agent M (Tessa Thompson) is assigned to work in MIB London, under the paternal command of High T (Neeson), where she’ll join the near-mythic Agent H (Chris Hemsorth) in pursuit of a powerful mole inside the MIB organization.

Gloc-9 "Tulay" EP Pushes The OPM Scene Further

With years of hardwork and countless of hits under his belt, the name Gloc-9 has become synonymous to Rap Icon in the OPM Industry. This 2019, Gloc-9 returns with "TULAy" a new EP that brings new music from the rapper and pushes the OPM scene even further. 
As its name suggests, Gloc-9 brings two concepts together in "TULAy" — it is a play on the tagalog words "tula" (poem) and "tulay" (bridge), both terms signifying what the rapper wants to embody in this EP. For one, hip-hop is at the forefront as Gloc showcases his skills in writing hard-hitting and socially relevant verses, also experimenting with new styles and flows. But it does not stop there — while the beloved rap icon pushes his music forward, he also uses the EP as a platform to introduce youngblood to the OPM scene.

Too intense' Clarita trailer rated "X" twice

Black Sheep takes a short break from releasing unique love stories as the less than one -year-oldfilm outfit ventures into producing horror film 'Clarita."
Topbilled by Jodi Sta. Maria who plays 'Clarita' herself, the film, directed by Derick Cabrido, is slated for a nationwide run starting June 12.

Inspired by true events, the film centers on Clarita, a possessed woman who tests the faith of priests Salvador, played by Ricky Davao, and Benedicto, played by Arron Villaflor, as they perform exorcism on her after learning that a group of doctors were killed by supernatural forces.
Meanwhile, a photojournalist investigates the truth about Clarita's possession and helps the two priests but in their journey to help her, they will encounter demonic obstacles that will prevent them from performing the exorcism.

Animals Slay in New Posters for "Angry Birds 2," "Crawl," "Abomimable"

Hostile birds, a voracious gator and a fluffy yeti. Creatures in their cute and fearsome forms take the spotlight in newly unveiled one-sheet artworks for three of the year’s eagerly anticipated films -- the animated comedies The Angry Birds Movie 2 and  Abominable, and the action-thriller Crawl.
Check the posters below and watch The Angry Birds Movie 2 in Philippine cinemas on August 21, followed by Crawl on September 19 and Abominable on September 25.
The Angry Birds Movie 2, Crawl and Abominable are distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures.  Use the hashtags #AngryBirdsMovie2, #CrawlMovie and #AbominableMovie   
About The Angry Birds Movie 2
The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red (Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (Josh Gad), Bomb (Danny McBride), and Mighty Eagle (Peter Dinklage) recruit Chuck’s sister Silver (Rachel Bloom) and te…

Jollibee in Philippine Barong Funko Pop!: An Independence Day exclusive

One of the country’s greatest pop culture icons will always be its most beloved bee—Jollibee. For over 40 years, Jollibee has made a notable mark in the lives of millions, making it stand out as a pillar of Filipino joy and pride, anywhere in the world.
Jollibee once again showcases  the true spirit of Pinoy pride, as it launches a new and exciting collaboration with Global toy brand Funko Pop that aims to pay tribute to an ever-jolly nation.
This June 12, as the Philippines celebrates its independence day, the country’s leading Filipino brand and largest fast-food chain will be launching a limited-edition Jollibee in Philippine Barong Funko Pop!, with 6 Jollibee flagship stores nationwide holding a midnight countdown for its grand unveiling at the following branches: Jollibee E. Rodriguez, Jollibee Dolores Junction, Jollibee Molino Boulevard, Jollibee Matina Town Square Drive Thru, Jollibee Gen. Luna, and Jollibee BGC Triangle Drive.

Home Foodies Season 5 Brings The Kitchen Outdoors

Good food continues for the fifth season with Home Foodies. Good news for people who are fans of the 10-minute show that has been providing madalicious meals for everyone using affordable and easy to cook ingredients from San Miguel Purefoods.

For this season we still have the lovely and quirky couple Drew and Iya together with the Foods Home Foodie Chefs - Llena Tan-Arcenas, Martin Narisma and John Valley. For this season, they chose to go out of the kitchen and into the bigger world outside.

The vowels they orbit proves longevity at Spotify Philippines' Viral 50

After less than a month of charting in the upper reaches of the Spotify Philippines' Viral 50, Filipino alt-rock outfit the vowels they orbit has finally reached the second spot of the streaming chart through their latest song "Selos." The irresistible earworm vaults from #4 to #2 this week.
Taken into account its viral appeal, the vowels they orbit's debut single joins the company of Lil Nas and Billy Cyrus' "Old Town Road" and Allmo$t's "Dalagang Pilipina" as one of the most popular songs in the country, as per Spotify Philippines' latest tracking.

Glaiza To Study In London - Launches Single "Kapalaran" With Alwyn and JM Severo

Known for her prowess in acting and singing, Glaiza De Catro has established herself as a gem for the Kapuso network and also a treasured artist for PolyEast Records. Her fans have been clamoring for her new musical release after her last album  "Magandang Simulain" in 2017. This year, she opens up to her musical plans that includes moving to London.
She recently launches her lates single "Kapalaran" which is co-composed by her friend Alwyn Uytinco and also joined by Juan Miguel Severo. The single is now available in Spotify though the music video is waiting to be filmed soon.

SAP Shines At SAPPHIRE 2019 With Innovations And More

It has been a very interesting development in solutions development at the SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG (Americas' SAP Users' Group) Annual Conference event that was held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida from May 7 to 9, 2019.  This brought together industry leaders and innovators presenting the latest business solutions that will help them in handling large data and analysis.
SAP (Systems Applications and Products) has been the standard and has continuously working on better solutions with programs, systems and networks that help build businesses work faster and provide better service. It is used in many industries like BPOs and start ups that learns and improves rapidly as their reach  grows. The Philippines is one of countries where many businesses uses SAP in their system which keeps them at par with international standards and keeps it very efficient.

Tessa Thompson is Fresh Recruit Agent M in "Men in Black: International"

Best-known as fan-favorite Valkyrie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tessa Thompson now stars as Agent M in Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure Men in Black: International.
(Watch new MIB: International TV spots at and
Chris Hemsworth who stars as Agent H relished the opportunity to reunite with Thompson, with whom he had recently starred in Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Endgame. “Tessa picked up right where we left off,” he says. “Her character, M, brings intelligence and intrigue to the relationship between the two agents.”

Finding A Common Ground: A Holistic Approach to Education for the 21st Century

What do we really talk about when we talk about the future of learning? We talk about today, what is happening now, and how our decisions today will affect the next generations of young learners.
There is no discussion of how the field of education has been undergoing a radical transformation without first acknowledging that the 4th Industrial Revolution is here, and that we have to face its challenges together. Its effects have shaped and defined the practices and theories that we share and develop as stakeholders of education to help raise the Whole Child: we acknowledge the importance of a holistic perspective when it comes to health, we make sure that our schools are safe and open learning environments, we rethink the ways with which we engage the new generation of learners, we strive to create a holistic learning community, and we do our best to prepare young learners for the challenges that our world faces today.

Taiwan ushers in the future of ‘smart healthcare’

Imagine hospital beds so intuitive that they can track both a patient’s vital signs and sleeping patterns? What about robot-assisted surgery when the doctor and patient are miles apart? These scenes may soon be reality as the automation technology is gradually revolutionizing healthcare through to the era of ‘smart healthcare’.
The concept of smart healthcare diverges from traditional approaches to healthcare; instituting intelligent and intuitive systems that improve the quality of patient care. This approach has influenced the gamut of pharmaceutical products, medical equipment, and health and wellness products, as they integrate with each other to create a holistic system that is predictive, preventative, personalized, and participatory.

SEAOIL offers double treats this June

SEAOIL Philippines, Inc. (SEAOIL), the country’s leading independent fuel player is treating its customers with a one-day special flash sale on Tuesday, June 11.
The sale is a one-time deal that can only be availed for that entire day. Customers can get a P5 discount for every liter of diesel or gasoline, up to a maximum purchase of P10,000. The promo is available at the following SEAOIL branches:  Del Monte and G. Araneta Avenue in Quezon City, Cuasay in Taguig, Las Piñas, Lawang Bato in Valenzuela, Alijis, Roxas Lacson and Tangub in Bacolod; Iba Basak, Maximo Patalinghug and Plaridel in Cebu; Calinan, Insular Lanang, Maa and Lemente Central in Davao.

Jodi Sta. Maria brings true-to-life scares as Clarita in Black Sheep's first horror film

Evil is all around us and in Black Sheep's first horror film, Clarita, viewers are treated to a horror  film about the first recorded possession in the Philippines that shocked the entire world. Jodi Sta. Maria has been well regarded as one of the most versatile actresses in the country and in Clarita where she plays the titular role, expect to see Sta. Maria like you've never seen her before.

Before the term "viral" was even coined, the case of Clarita Villanueva's possession became a worldwide sensation and was one of the most talked about events in the history of Manila. For the first time on the big screen, viewers can experience Clarita's journey in all its glory.

"Godzilla II: King of the Monsters" Rules PH Box-Office with P83.6-M in 5 Days

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla II: King of the Monsters roared at the box office this weekend, debuting on top of new titles.  This was announced today by Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warner Bros. Philippines.
The film stomped the competition, earning P83.6-million, and topping the P77.8-million bow of 2018’s Kong: Skull Island, its most recent predecessor in the Monsterverse.

Black Sheep's first horror movie 'Clarita' is coming to cinemas this June 12

Too intense' Clarita trailer rated "X" twice
Black Sheep takes a short break from releasing unique love stories as the less than one -year-oldfilm outfit ventures into producing horror film 'Clarita."
Topbilled by Jodi Sta. Maria who plays 'Clarita' herself, the film, directed by Derick Cabrido, is slated for a nationwide run starting June 12.
Inspired by true events, the film centers on Clarita, a possessed woman who tests the faith of priests Salvador, played by Ricky Davao, and Benedicto, played by Arron Villaflor, as they perform exorcism on her after learning that a group of doctors were killed by supernatural forces.

Quezon's Game - A Time Of Rescues and Restrictions

With most of the entertainment choices either tell about the present or the future, it is refreshing to see another historical movie that will open our eyes about those era, the flaws and achievements they contributed for what we enjoy today. Not to be confused with the Artikulo Uno trilogy with Goyo as its latest release, Quezon's Game is a historical telling of the life of President Manuel L Quezon in the prelude of the Second World War as he attempts to save thousands of Jews from annihilation.

Playing Quezon is Raymond Bagatsing who is a very versatile and impressive actor in movies and television. His physical features are strikingly similar to the real Quezon and enhanced by make up. But his performance playing the sickly president of the Philippine Commonwealth was moving. Playing Donya Aurora Quezon is Rachel Alejandro who also gave a calm yet convincing performance giving balance to the tense situation of the cause to save the Jews.

Despite we already know what will happen …

Serving the Filipinos in the Middle East via TFC’s “Lingkod Kabayan”

Be informed. Be connected. Be empowered. Visit Lingkod Kabayan (, the community site for every overseas Filipino in the Middle East
In the past few years, overseas Filipinos are facing different challenges in the Middle East driven by the region’s unique economic and socio-political landscape. Since 2017, some overseas Filipinos in Saudi Arabia and UAE were back to the Philippines after being unable to renew their labor contracts, while some opted to remain and search for new employers. Most of the Filipino service workers continue to thrive but not without the daily risks they face against possible abuses, both psychological and physical.

HISTORIA, CULINARIA, Y CULTURA: A Celebration of Philippine Independence Day Through Food, Fashion & Culture

Experience a celebration of Philippine Independence Day like no other when HISTORIA, CULINARIA, Y CULTURA kicks off on June 8, 2019. The 2-day festival celebrates 121 years of Philippine Independence through a showcase of heritage food, fashion and culture in Taal Heritage Town, Taal, Batangas.
The Historia aspect aims to educate visitors on interesting and little known facts about Philippine significant segments in Philippine history, particularly on the aspects of art and architecture. There will be talks by experts on Philippine History Art and Architecture, and guided tours to historical places in Taal—especially the houses of illustrious Filipino families that have helped achieve Filipino nationhood.

Chris Hemsworth in Bali for the "Men in Black: International" Fan Event

Chris Hemsworth (Agent H) takes hundreds of selfies at this fun fan event in Bali, Indonesia for Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure Men in Black: International.
Check out the fan event’s highlights below and watch Men in Black: International in Philippine cinemas June 12.
“Kicking off the MIB press tour in Indonesia! This is the first time ever for a major studio to bring cast for film promotion to Indonesia. Pretty exciting to be a part of history this week hitting such a massive market in the film industry. Having media and influencers from all over the region is truly something special. Thank you Indonesia!!,” Hemsworth wrote in his Instagram.

Story of a Boy's Stolen Life Revealed in "The Goldfinch" Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures and Amazon Studios have released the first trailer for their highly anticipated film adaptation of the globally acclaimed best-selling novel, “The Goldfinch.”
Check out the trailer below and watch “The Goldfinch” in Philippine cinemas this October.
The drama is directed by BAFTA Award winner John Crowley (“Brooklyn”) and features a multigenerational cast led by Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”) as Theo Decker and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Big Little Lies”) as Mrs. Barbour.

Bell Films to release political action-thriller 'KontrAdiksyon' starring Jake Cuenca and Kris Bernal

"Sino nga ba ang tama o may tama sa panahon ng puro patama?"
After over 23 years, film outfit Bell Films is ready to make a comeback with its political action thriller 'KontrAdiksyon,' which stars a multitude of actors led by Jake Cuenca, Kris Bernal, Ritz Azul, Katrina Halili, and many more.
Directed by two-time Palanca award winning writer-director Njel de Mesa (co-writer of the award-winning film 'Respeto'), 'KontrAdiksyon' is set to be an intense, in-depth, critical, and edge-of-your-seat look on the Philippines' current drug war.

An Unholy Night Awaits in the New "Annabelle Comes Home" Trailer

The sinister doll Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the Warrens’ home in the official trailer 2 of New Line Cinema’s “Annabelle Comes Home.”
Check out the trailer below and watch “Annabelle Comes Home” in Philippine cinemas on June 26.
“Annabelle Comes Home” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #AnnabelleComesHome

"The Secret Life of Pets 2" Welcomes Harrison Ford as Dog Rooster

Legendary actor Harrison Ford breathes life to one of the new characters in Universal Pictures and Illumination’s new comedy adventure The Secret Life of Pets 2.  Ford provides the voice for a seasoned farm dog named Rooster who ends up helping the terrier Max confront his own fears and find his inner courage.
(Watch the Rooster trailer for The Secret Life of Pets 2 at

GCash powers passion at YouTube Fanfest Manila 2019

Whether it’s livestreaming a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, purchasing your next dinner, binge-watching your favorite TV show or donating to a worthy cause, you need something to power your passion.
GCash, the Philippines’ leading mobile wallet, understands this. On a rainy Sunday afternoon, GCash fired up thousands of its young, upbeat users as it co-presented with Globe the much-anticipated YouTube Fanfest Manila 2019.

Teen Girl & Yeti Embark on an Epic Quest in First "Abominable" Trailer

Getting home can be the greatest adventure of all.  Check out the newly-released first trailer of DreamWorks Animation’s Abominable below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas this September.
DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s co-production Abominable takes audiences on an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes.

TVplus Go Brings Digital Channels To Mobile

As ABS-CBN TVplus has already made digital TV accessible to the public with their TV box which contains exclusive channels like Cinemo,DZMM, Teleradyo etc. And it did help boost the network's reach in digital broadcast along with the analog TV. ABS-CBN has been very active in their digital platforms like iWant, YouTube, and also with TVplus, this brews speculations that these are contingency measures if ever that their broadcast franchise would not be renewed.

Now they want to reach out to more devices through the launch of the TVplus Go, a mobile dongle that connects to the micro usb port of the phone and serves as a digital receiver and stream live digital TV. As of now, it works with android devices yet it might be possible to work with apple devices.  

Welcome to "Rocketman" -- The Birth of an Epic, Musical Odyssey

Fresh from its successful premiere in Cannes where it was greeted by a wild, standing ovation, Paramount Pictures’ Rocketman is an epic musical fantasy about the incredible human story of Elton John’s breakthrough years.
(Watch the film’s new TV spot at
“This movie is about when I started to become famous,” says Elton John. “It was an extraordinary and surreal time, and that’s how I wanted the film to be."