The search for talented Filipino creators begins with YouTube NextUp Manila’s Class of 2019

YouTube announces the return of its NextUp contest in the Philippines to spotlight and support the growth of local up-and-coming YouTube creators. Launched in 2011, YouTube NextUp has helped over 500 creators in more than 13 countries take their channels to the next level, giving them skills, mentorship, and a network to help them create compelling content.

For its third year in the country, 12 Filipino creators will be chosen to participate in the week-long creator camp where they will meet with NextUp alumni and top YouTube stars to learn about production techniques and growing their channels for business. They will also receive mentorship from the YouTube Creator & Artist Development Team team and get P105,000 production voucher for the latest equipment. 

Good Kid$ Make 'Saucy' Comeback in New Single

Get ready to sauce it up as the Good Kid$ return with their comeback single "Saucy."

With their debut track "Show Me (feat. TALA)" hitting its first million streams on Spotify, the boys (rapper Gaby Singson and producer Bernie Margulies) bring the heat further in this latest track released under mustard music.

"Saucy" brings back the Good Kid$ magic - mixing fun, upbeat, and memorable elements in one track, as they bring the titular slang word to life in song. The term 'saucy' pertains to something or someone that is "cool and stylish; being confident without having too much bravado."

GCash Forest Launched To Plant Trees Virtually and Literally

By law, Filipinos are required to plant one tree per year known as the Arbor Day act of 2012. But we highly doubt many would have complied to this due to the complexities of planting even just a single tree, and also the time and effort need to make it happen. Yet the need for trees is a must now. With climate change and man-made development of land causes strains in the environment, the ecosytem, and eventually into the lives of many people as the weather changes and many face a huge change in the air, the soil, and all living things who rely on the earth.

13 Philippine Cities Qualify for One Planet City Challenge 2019 – 2020

An aerial view of the bustling Pasig City. © WWF-Philippines
Thirteen cities from Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao have successfully met the qualifications to participate in the 2019-2020 edition of World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) One Planet City Challenge (OPCC), following guidelines that were posted earlier this year by the international organization.

The OPCC, once known as the Earth Hour City Challenge (EHCC) when it was first launched in 2011, is a biennial global challenge that recognizes feats of infrastructure, housing, transportation, and mobility enacted by cities in commitment to a low-carbon, climate-resilient future. WWF recognizes the importance and highlights the roles of cities in combatting climate change, with 55% of the human population residing in urban centers and with 70% of global emissions emanating from them.

A Celebration Of TOYCON's 18th Year In The Asian Pop Culture Scene

The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention, better known as TOYCON PH, is celebrating 18 years of serving pop culture enjoyment to its fans both local and international. It is, simply put, the longest-running and premiere pop culture event in Asia.  

Early this year, TOYCON PH presented a fresh visual identity, through a new logo, to cater to the growing millennial crowd, and also attract visitors from all over the world with a global perspective to promote the Philippines as the leading pop culture playground in Asia, that showcases Filipino creativity, innovativeness and talent through toys, games, entertainment and digital content.

TOYCON PH – Where Asia Comes to Play!

TOYCON’s new tagline indicates the direction of where it is going. 

Ready for more music on #FetePH25’s 2nd weekend?

Fete-stivities continue in Intramuros, Baguio, Laguna, Palawan and more 

After what many fans consider as the best staging of Fete de la Musique in 25 years last weekend, with over 2,200 artists in two main stages and 52 pocket venues, #FetePH25 is bringing its anniversary fete-stivities to more Pinoy music fans outside Makati City. 

Fete de la Musique will be staging more free concerts in Puerta Real Gardens in Intramuros, Manila on June 28, and in Baguio, Batangas, Bulacan, Laguna, Palawan, and Pampanga on June 29.

The Intramuros Main Stage, co-produced with the Intramuros Administraion, presents an exciting lineup of performers including alternative rock band Sandwich,  singing-songwriting duo Leanne and Naara, hip-hop group Stick Figgas, independent jazz, soul and funk band Extrapolation, indie-folk band Munimuni, and The Vowels They Orbit, Rice Lucido, and One Click Straight + Ena Mori. Performances are set to begin at 4:45pm.

Take To The Pitch For A Summer Of Football With Cartoon Network's "Toon Cup"

Unlock and see new characters with the latest app update!

Cartoon Network launched new “Toon Cup” characters to celebrate the kick-off of Women’s World Cup.

With the latest Toon Cup update, you can unlock more characters and see new ones signed to the team– including Kelsey (Craig of the Creek) and Raven (Teen Titans Go!), joining “Toon Cup” stalwarts Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup (The Powerpuff Girls), Marceline and Princess Bubblegum (Adventure Time) and Anais (The Amazing World of Gumball). There’s also a new referee on the pitch, as Gumball’s mum Nicole makes her first ever app appearance.

Dingdong Dantes Signs In As Mesa Filipino Moderne Endorser

There is no denying that Kapuso leading actor Dingdong Dantes is the network's biggest asset and also a role model for his generation and family men. With a long list of brands that put their faith in him and his family, they have also gained a massive following online which makes them a very influential family.

Dingdong now welcomes a new chapter as he signs with Foodee Global Concepts to be the brand ambassador of Mesa Filipino Moderne. The restaurant is known for their menu of Filipino cuisine which some dishes come with a twist.

Digital Life Brand Rock Space Officially Launches in the Philippines

Bringing you the best fit for your tech needs and aesthetics

Over the years, we are met with the constant evolution behind today’s fast-paced lifestyle. In keeping up to speed with the ever-growing possibilities of technology, Rock Space provides innovative solutions that puts the spotlight on further pushing the envelope behind today’s digital advancements, while keeping in touch with contemporary tastes.

Watch For FREE With HOOQ!

HOOQ, Southeast Asia’s leading video-on-demand service, today announced that it is expanding its freemium offering with the launch of HOOQ FREE, enabling direct access to high-quality content without having the need to register. As well as continuing to deliver the best in regional and Hollywood content, HOOQ is committed to bringing the very best in local content, via HOOQ FREE, celebrating the essence of Pinoy pride during the month of Independence and accepting local diversities.

As part of the launch, HOOQ is also introducing the HOOQ FREEPLAY Festival, an innovative streaming festival that will bring a variety of local content from HOOQ’s vast library onto the freemium layer every quarter.  

Spending time in forests can be healthy for us

PWPA encourages Filipinos to do “forest bathing”

Everywhere we look, there seems to be a reason for us to be stressed. Whether we’re dealing with looming deadlines at work, drama at home, or even just finding a date, there are things that weigh us down. Sometimes, all we need is to escape the hassles of everyday life.

Being a tropical country, it’s a good thing that we can always find solace in the lush greenery offered by our forests. But did you know that taking refuge, even for a short while, under the canopy can improve your life and bring plenty of benefits?

Forest bathing, or what is known in Japanese as shinrin-yoku, is a cornerstone of preventive healthcare and healing in Japanese medicine. The concept was first established in Japan in the 1980s, and since then it has been backed by multiple South Korean and Japanese studies. The studies have found direct correlation between numerous health benefits and the exposure to a living forest.

"IDOL PHILIPPINES" Top 12 Grand Face Off At Live Round

Viewers will witness a more intense vocal battle after the "Search for the Idol Philippines" finally named its Top 12 idol hopefuls last Sunday (June 23). 

After the gripping Solo Round, six male and six female aspiring singers will proceed to the live round where they have to perform weekly in front of a live audience and impress the judges and the voting public. 

Making it to the list are Dan Ombao, who is fighting for his second chance of becoming a singer, and Elle Ocampo, who is known for her unique style of singing and artistic expression. Fatima Louise also stays in the competition as she proves she is worthy of the coveted title, along with Lance Busa, whose singing experience abroad makes him a tough contender to beat. 

Angkas Prepares For Pilot Run With The Support Of The PNP HPG.

With the motorcycle taxi service Angkas gears for their pilot run, they found an ally on the road with Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (HPG). With the problem of traffic still growing in various metropolitan cities, their partnership aims to make sure that traffic rules are followed as  well as safety and law enforcement are also maintained.

Led by HPG chief superintendent Roberto Fajardo, he said that the HPG’s mandate is to ensure the safety of the metro’s highways for the benefit of commuters and motorists alike and part of that mandate is to help ensure the smooth and safe flow of traffic in the streets. 

WWE LIVE™ Returns To The Philippines

WWE will return to the Philippines for the first time in three years when WWE LIVE MANILA comes to the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, September 20, 2019. Tickets for WWE LIVE MANILA go on-sale on Saturday, June 22 at 10AM via, TicketNet hotline 911-5555 and at all TicketNet outlets nationwide.

Fans attending WWE LIVE MANILA will be able to see their favorite WWE Superstars including Roman Reigns™, Kofi Kingston™, Charlotte Flair™, Finn Bálor™, Asuka™, Elias™, Xavier Woods™, Big E™, Shinsuke Nakamura™, Rusev™, Kevin Owens™, Bayley™, Carmella™, The IIconics™ and many more! *

We Bare Bears spread PAWsitivity at the “We’ll Be There” Philippines tour

Bear hugs and donations overflow as the bear bros sweep through the country

On the second leg of their Asian tour, thousands of fans lined up to bond and take BEARfies with the most internet famous bear bros of this generation! Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear, have definitely accomplished their mission in spreading PAWsitivity in the Philippines during the We Bare Bears' "We'll Be There" Healing Hearts tour that culminated last June 16 at the Glorietta Activity Center.

OPPO Reno launches in the Philippines

  • Frontlines tech innovation and defies limits of creativity
  • #FurtherYourVision with limitless creative freedom through the new Reno series

Creative tastemakers and the tech leaders of today join together
 to launch the OPPO Reno. [L-R] Andre Chang, Daryl Chang,
Treb Monteras, Daniel Lardizabal (Product Expert, OPPO Philippines),
Jane Wan (VP of Marketing, Oppo Philippines), Damon Huang
(CEO, Oppo Philippines), Zen Han (VP of Channel Sales,
Oppo Philippines), Dex Fernandez, And the band IV of Spades
(Blaster Salonga, Badjao De Castro, Zild Benitez)
In a gathering of creative leaders, trendsetters, and tastemakers last June 19, 2019, OPPO Philippines officially launched the much-anticipated Reno series. Literally a canvas brought to life by creativity, One Canvas Events Place in Makati City set the stage for the launch of the new flagship smartphone series, comprised of the OPPO Reno and the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom. 

Pre-orders for the Reno start on June 15 until June 20, and it will officially be available locally in 500 select OPPO stores starting June 21 with an SRP of P26,990. Pre-orders for the Reno 10x start June 21 until June 30 and will initially be available in 100 select OPPO stores on July 1. The Reno 10x Zoom will retail for P45,990. The Reno series will be available through Globe, Smart, Lazada and select OPPO concept stores.

Devilishly Twisted Fun in the New Suspense Thriller "Ma"

From Tate Taylor, the acclaimed director of The Help, and blockbuster producer Jason Blum (Get Out, Us, Split, Glass, Halloween, The Purge) comes Ma, a thriller anchored by a daring and unexpected performance from Oscar® winner Octavia Spencer, one of the most powerful actors of her generation.

Everybody’s welcome at Ma’s. But good luck getting home safe.

Rocketman - Elton John's Musical Extravaganza

Elton John has contributed a lot of great songs in the music industry and can be considered an icon. Thus having a film based on his life means it can be a musical with his songs as an integral part it making it come true. Thus the Rocketman takes off with Taron Egerton playing the flamboyant and passionate singer and performer.

It is no secret that Elton John has a very colorful life starting from his childhood which started his passion for music. His origins as a musician grew and led him into the world of music, rock and roll, sex, drugs, and even love. It can also be recalled that in Taron's movie Kingsman, Elton John made a cameo which speculated  his role in the upcoming musical.

Though Elton may not be as popular as today, his hits have touched millions of lives and some are anthems of many which spans many decades. The film was well executed with the song and dance gives a spell to the viewers  and makes us want to sing and dance along.There are also times of sadness paired with the heartfelt melody of his ballads. Taron also sang Elton's hits and comparably was very similiar to Elton's.

Saving Flora - A Modern Tale Of Animal Rescue

We hardly get to see live animals in films which in a way makes us more appreciative and more aware of their welfare. Though there have been a lot of movies like for dogs and cats, but how about the biggest mammal on land?

This is what Saving Flora wants to share to movie goers. Made by Synkronized Films, it was written by Mark Taylor and David Moss. It tells the story of a retired circus elephant named Flora, which due to old age, illness, and other costs, drove its owner and ringmaster Henry (David Arquette) to consider putting the animal down. 

However since the act would break the heart of her daughter Dawn, played by Jenna Ortega. Because the elephant was very important for her, this triggered her to find a way to save the elephant by escaping the circus and go for miles until they will find a shelter or sanctuary for Flora. The journey becomes an adventure of the lifetime and even meeting a new friend on the way, and a hunter thirsty to get her as his trophy.

"Far From Home" -- A New World, A New "Spider-Man"?

Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home brings together humor, heart, scale, and everything you love about Spider-Man and the MARVEL Cinematic Universe (MCU).

(Watch the film’s new TV Spot at

Says director Jon Watts, who previously helmed the blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming and, before that, the acclaimed independent drama Cop Car: “We were always looking for a way to deal with some very emotional themes while remaining true to the tone we set in Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

“This next Spider-Man adventure takes place soon after and fits right in to the events of Avengers: Endgame,” says producer Kevin Feige.  “Peter and the world are dealing with the loss of Iron Man, and Peter just wants to take a break to be a regular teenager.  But Spider-Man can’t be a regular teenager – he has responsibilities toward the world, especially now.  So when Nick Fury tracks him down on his summer vacation to deal with a new threat, that’s what Peter will have to face – is he ready to step up?”

Mark Oblea Experiments with New Sound in Latest Single "Ain't It Lovely"

Singer-songwriter Mark Oblea is back with a new sound with his latest single 'Ain't It Lovely.'

Ain't It Lovely delves further into Oblea's exploration of the alternative pop genre, being a love song that features more of a folk sound than his previous outings. His rendition of Paraluman's classic song 'Tabi' has garnered over 3.7 million plays on the streaming platform Spotify.

Talking more about the song, which is written and produced by fellow Universal Records artist Fern., he says "I've always wanted to do a song such as this - one that gives off an indie romantic vibe. And at the same time, I want to offer something new to my listeners, as I explore new vocal styles and with this being my first original English track."

Ain't It Lovely is certainly not a track to miss, with its romantic vibe and a sound that will resonate with today's generation.

The track is now available to stream and download on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer, and Amazon Music under Universal Records.

Wilson, Farmiga Return as the Warrens in "Annabelle Comes Home"

The Conjuring Universe headliners Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga reprise their roles as demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren in New Line Cinema’s new horror thriller “Annabelle Comes Home.” 

Wilson says he and co-star Farmiga “love playing these roles because we know we’re going to get to do some high drama with some high level scares, dealing with some pretty dark things, but also find all those moments to show that other side to this couple.  In this film especially, our part is largely that of loving parents to Judy.”

Final Trailer of "The Angry Birds Movie 2" Takes Flight

To save the world, these enemies must become frenemies. Check out the final trailer for Columbia Pictures’ comedy adventure The Angry Birds Movie 2 below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas August 21.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag #AngryBirdsMovie2

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 team up with pigs Leonard (Bill Hader), his assistant Courtney (Awkwafina), and techpig Garry (Sterling K. Brown) to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

The star-studded cast includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, Eugenio Derbez, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Zach Woods, Dove Cameron, Lil Rel Howery, Beck Bennett, Nicki Minaj and Brooklynn Prince.

Bannering Pinoy creativity in Cannes

Young creatives set to join Cannes International Festival of Creativity

Ali Sadsad (Left, in blue) and Nori Hernandez (Right, in plaid) were recognized for their Volunteer’s Ink campaign. They were chosen to represent the Philippines at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. In the photo with Sadsad and Hernandez are Bryan Siy, Vice Chairman of the Creative Guild of the Philippines and Merlee Jayme, Chairman of the Creative Guild of the Philippines at the Kidlat Awards held last April 26.

Syd Hartha Takes a Pro-Women Stand on new single "ayaw"

Upcoming singer-songwriter syd hartha breaks out from the mold with the release of her new single, "ayaw." 

Known for her intricate folk-pop sketches and disarming vocals, the 17-year-old artist  takes a step back from her confessional musings to affirm her stand against sexual harassment and abuse towards women in general. 

Chvrches Headline The Big Dome

Third time’s the charm for Glaswegian synth-pop trio Chvrches as the band returns for their biggest headline show ever in Manila happening on August 13 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum as part of their Love Is Dead 2019 Asia Tour.

Crafting songs with notable synths and edgy hooks, Chvrches combine their roots in Glasgow’s indie community – the group features former members of alternative rock bands with a love of chart-friendly pop. Lauren Mayberry, Iain Cook, and Martin Doherty made an immediate impact on the music scene in summer of 2013 with the bittersweet-yet-anthemic debut album The Bones of What You Believe, and later found ways of bringing an extra sheen to their music without sacrificing its depth.

Chvrches’ critically acclaimed third and latest album, Love Is Dead, just marked its first anniversary last May since its release, but it continues to break worldwide streaming records. The band reclaims the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Alternative Albums charts ruling both rankings for a second time. The trio scored their No. 1 on each tally, following the chart-topping debut of preceding album Every Open Eye, which also opened at No. 1 back in 2015. Tracks Get Out, Miracle, and Graffiti concurrently reign on the Hot Rock Songs chart, which blends streaming, radio airplay, and digital sales. Love Is Dead is Chvrches’ first album to feature outside production, with Greg Kurstin (hitmaker for Adele, Kelly Clarkson, P!nk, Sia, Foo Fighters) having produced a total of nine songs. When Chvrches began creating the record, they only had one definite plan. “We wanted to sound more like a live band,” recalls Iain Cook. “We’ve always felt like a rock band and all three of us have long histories in rock, so it was inevitable we’d eventually turn in that direction.”

Feelennial - Experience The Laugh and Love Team of Aiai and Bayani

Age is just a number, and laughter comes in many forms. In the digital age, where almost everybody has a online life, the rules have really changed and even the Titos and Titas have now adjusted themselves to keep up with the fast changing world. Thus their need to find someone special , they would go to different heights and apps. 

Because of this the Feelennial was developed. Set to help lonely titos and titas to find love through the dating app similar to what we have today. And like many matches that would come up, knowing them personally has always been an issue for all ages. Aiai plays Madame Bato-bato who is businesswoman with a millennial mindset of always being so friendly, up to date, and always on the phone. Meanwhile Bayani is a happy-go-lucky guy with a lot of money to burn yet has not found the love of his life.

Both became part of the app called Feelennial and become hooked on chatting and hoping that they would meet in person one day. You can now watch the movie and see how comically complicated  their love team would become just for the shake of love.

Singing Sensation On The Rise - Sophia Bianca Ready To Sing For The World

There is no doubt that we have a lot of talented singers in the country, yet there are a handful of them who have proven their worth in the world stage. A promising singer who wants to reach for her dream in music is the young and beautiful Sophia Bianca. Recently just turned 18, she comes forward and confidently announces she is ready for a bigger role in the entertainment industry.

She might be new for many, but she has already performed and competed in national and international stages. She was part of the Music Hero competition by Eat Bulaga, and also became a grand finalist at the World Championhip of Performing Arts (WCOPA) back in 2018.

Now she is ready to take on a bigger role with a musical career of her own. With her debut, she wanted to make a great impression with a song of her own. With the help of family and friends, she will be releasing her debut single "In Love's Eyes."

BRIA Homes aims to dominate mass housing in Laguna

BRIA Homes acknowledges the demand for superior quality
but affordable homes in the prosperous province of Laguna.
To address this need, BRIA Homes offers six property developments
 in Laguna, all featuring modern housing options that range from
 rowhouses and townhouses to single firewalls. To know more
about BRIA Homes, call (0966) 277 5944, like “Bria Official”
on Facebook, and follow “@TheBriaOfficial” on Twitter
 and Instagram. 
Laguna, one of the most progressive provinces south of the metro, has long been considered a prime residential location, thanks to its proximity to Metro-Manila. The growing business and employment opportunities in Laguna have also spurred the locals—and townsfolk from neighboring municipalities—to seek work in the province. And because of Laguna’s rich history and cultural heritage, it has likewise become a popular tourists’ attraction.

It is no surprise, then, that even people who work in the metro and nearby provinces are looking to settling down in Laguna. Due to this exciting development, BRIA Homes, the fastest-growing mass housing developer in the Philippines, acknowledges the demand for superior quality but affordable homes in this prosperous province. 

To address this need, BRIA Homes offers six property developments in Laguna to prospective homeowners which are available in Calamba, Calauan, Sta. Cruz, San Pablo, and Alaminos.

"Doctor Sleep" Awakens Your Curiosity with Creepy Teaser Trailer

The world will shine again. Watch the official teaser trailer now of Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming supernatural thriller “Doctor Sleep,” the sequel to the classic horror film, “The Shining.”

“Doctor Sleep” continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in “The Shining.”  Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran star in the supernatural thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King.

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace.  But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.”  Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.

Aiai Reveals Line Up For Charity Concert For Kristong Hari Parish

Aiai Delas Alas is happy to announce the guest performers for her upcoming concert called  Ai H.E.A.R.T. RCBN (Ai-ai- His Excellency Antonio Realubin Tobias - Roman Catholic Bishop of Novaliches), that will happen at the Araneta Coliseum on June 24, 2019. She has been a generous supporter of the church and this even led to her being awarded as Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice in 2016.

Now that it's just days away, Aiai now shares more details of the concert which will feature mostly Kapuso artists and some industry and religious friends. The church which is still in construction is hopefully to be completed in 2 years which will be a shrine for the youth.

"Rocketman" Rated R-13 Without Cuts, To Be Shown Unsanitized

Filipino audiences have the rare privilege of getting inside the real-life story of music legend Elton John in its full, controversial splendor as Paramount Pictures’ Rocketman has been rated R-13 without cuts by the Movie and Television Review & Classification Board (MTRCB).

(Watch the new Rocketman TV Spot at

The Board has deemed Rocketman suitable only to viewers thirteen (13) years old and above as the film contains depiction of drugs, sexual activity, violence, suffering and foul language.

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.”

Manny Launches His Own Cryptocurrency With A Concert

Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) announces during a press conference at Makati Shangri-La, Manila this Friday that the global blockchain company is producing the highly-anticipated Manny Pacquiao Live In Concert 2019 and PAC Token launch scheduled to be held at the prestigious Smart Araneta Coliseum on 1 September 2019. Present at the press conference are legendary boxing world champion and Senator of the Philippines.

Arnold Vegafria, and Sir Dr. Jeffrey Lin, CEO of GCOX Manny Pacquiao, his business manager GCOX is a licensed cryptocurrency exchange that offers an unprecedented platform for global celebrities to issue personalized tokens. The Exchange had a successful launch on 21 May 2019.

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.

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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.