Vanessa Kirby on an Impossible Mission in "Hobbs & Shaw"

The women of the Fast & Furious franchise have repeatedly proven themselves to be as accomplished, dedicated and resilient as their male counterparts.  

That commitment to strong female characters would become a cornerstone for Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw with the casting of Vanessa Kirby (Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Netflix’s The Crown) as Hattie Shaw, a highly capable, badass MI6 agent who sets the plot of the film in motion and whose bravery and commitment to her duty is peerless.

Love Alarm launches on August 22 on Netflix.

“If you’re in love, Love Alarm will ring, If you’re in love, you cannot hide your feelings.” 

As Love Alarm, an app that tells you if there’s anyone who has a crush on you within a 10-meter radius launches, it quickly becomes a social phenomenon. While everyone talks about it and uses it to test their love and popularity, Jojo is one of the few exceptions as life itself is an uphill battle every day for her. However, Jojo soon faces a love triangle situation between Sun-oh, who she is fond of, and Hye-young, who has had a huge crush on her. 

Kim Jojo, played by Kim So-hyun (Who Are You: School 2015, Hey Ghost, Let’s Fight, Radio Romance) is a girl with positive spirit despite some painful family history, and she finds a new love by using the app. Hwang Sun-oh, played by a new face Song Kang, likes Jojo, and he has it all. He has the look of a model and grew up in a rich family. Lee Hye-yeong, played by another rookie actor Jung Ga-ram, is good friends with Sun-oh, and he also likes Jojo, even before Sun-oh.

Love Alarm is based on a popular Korean webtoon of the same title by Chon Kye-young, whose other works like Unplugged Boy and Audition have a strong following in Korea.

World Vision’s Social Innovation Challenge aims to address community problems in the Philippines

World Vision is seeking out creative Filipinos to create the most meaningful solutions to some of the country’s overlooked community challenges.

The child-focused organization’s latest project, the Social Innovation Challenge, is allowing innovators all over the country the opportunity to compete for seed capital to fund ideas that address obstacles faced by Filipino communities.

For this year’s edition of the challenge, World Vision is putting the focus on two community problems: (Challenge #1) climate change effects on soil that hurt the livelihood of almost 1,000 farming households in Sogod, Cebu¸ a small upland barangay where almost 50% of the population depends on agriculture; and (Challenge #2) 500 out-of-school youth in Brgy. Bucana, Davao City due to their families' lack of sustainable livelihood.

Bulacan Schools Experience Ridgid Tools With Clean Up Drive And Games

For public schools in the Philippines especially in the provinces, facilities has been one of the biggest strife they have to ensure quality education and motivation for their learners. Ravaged by different elements like storms, heatwaves, and other deteriorating factors, plus the fact that when something needs repairs, it would take a long time or  not repaired at all.

These have been the struggle of two Bulacan schools, San Miguel-Meysulao High School and AFG Bernardino Memorial School which have been damaged by previous monsoon rains and typhoons which caused flooding and damage to their structures. Though there is preliminary clean up, the situation was not fully resolved with some parts of the schools are still submerged in floodwaters and regular cleaning could not clear it quickly.

The Hunter is the Hunted in the New "Gemini Man" Trailer

Who will save you from yourself? Watch the brand new trailer for Paramount Pictures’ Gemini Man, the epic action-thriller from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee and starring Will Smith.

Idris Elba, Indestructible Villain in "Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw"

With every new chapter in the Fast franchise, the stakes are exponentially higher, and the villains exponentially more indomitable. For the spinoff film Hobbs & Shaw, the filmmakers needed to create a new type of nemesis unlike any in the history of the franchise—a mold-breaking adversary worthy of the two fearless heroes Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham).

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First Trailer of "Zombieland" Sequel Brings Back the Undead Apocalypse

Columbia Pictures has just released Trailer 1 of its upcoming comedy adventure Zombieland: Double Tap, the sequel the 2009 cult classic, Zombieland.  Original director Ruben Fleisher reunites the same cast, led by Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone.

Check out the trailer below and watch Zombieland: Double Tap in Philippine cinemas this October.

All Systems Go! Last Chance to Catch WESTLIFE 'The Twenty Tour' on July 29 and 30!

Fans are excited and the anticipation is rising for Irish pop vocal group, WESTLIFE’s ‘The Twenty Tour’ in Manila. The concerts are all set to happen on July 29 and 30th at the Araneta Coliseum.

The reunion tour is expected to be nostalgic, as the band will be performing their well-loved hits in Asia. They are definitely back and in full swing, ready to celebrate their 20th anniversary of hits with loyal fans here in Manila.

Proof to the overwhelming love of their supporters, ‘The Twenty Tour’ is Westlife’s fastest selling tour of all time. The band sold an incredible 400,000 tickets in just 48 hours in the UK. Their first show in Manila sold out in less than a day. The shows will see the global pop kings perform their greatest hits and all 14 of their U No.1 hits including ‘Swear It Again’, ‘Flying Without Wings’, ‘If I Let You Go’, ‘My Love’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘A World Of Our Own’, ‘Unbreakable’, ‘Mandy’, and ‘You Raised Me Up’.

Get more rewards when you pay via cash or credit card

Say bye to July with as much as P2650 in cashback and more amazing perks from PayMaya! 

The rainy season is here and with it comes a deluge of discounts, cashback, and other perks as the leading digital financial wallet and app PayMaya brings more amazing surprises to all account holders every time they pay using their PayMaya account. From today until July 31, you can get up to a total of P2,650 in cashback when you pay your purchases with their PayMaya account!

“With all of these perks and rewards, it’s time to leave your wallet at home because paying using your PayMaya account today brings you even more value than cash or your credit card! PayMaya is not just convenient, it also offers you the best cashback deals and discounts for all the things you have to pay every day–whether it’s shopping online, buying load, or paying at the supermarket,” said Raymund Villanueva, Head of Growth and Marketing at PayMaya. 

Behold the New Posters for "Dora," "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," "Playing with Fire" & "Cats"

Beloved characters and  global superstars take the spotlight in newly unveiled one-sheet artworks for four of the year’s most highly awaited -- the family comedies Dora and the Lost City of Gold and Playing with Fire, the nostalgia trip Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood and the epic musical Cats.

Check out the posters below and watch Dora and the Lost City of Gold in Philippine cinemas on August 14, to be followed by Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood on August 28, Playing with Fire in November and Cats in January 2020.

All four films are distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures.  Use the hashtags #DoraMovie, #OnceUponATimeInHollywood, #PlayingWithFireMovie and #CatsMovie   

About Dora and the Lost City of Gold

An internationally beloved heroine springs to life on the big screen in Paramount Pictures’ Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the feature film debut of Dora the Explorer, the iconic Latinx trailblazer whose exploits have delighted parents and children alike since her 2000 Nickelodeon debut

Alligator Fun Facts "Crawl" Their Way Out to Scare

Crawl, Paramount Pictures’ surprise box-office hit in the U.S., will soon terrorize Filipino audiences when it opens here on August 7.

The critically acclaimed, nail-biting horror-thriller is directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) and produced by Craig Flores (300) and Sam Raimi (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead).

Say Yass to Lasagna Supreme

Who can resist pasta? Whether it has long, thin, or flat noodles, and drenched in red or white sauce – a good pasta dish has a way of satisfying the appetite yet making sure you crave for more. 

Speaking of more, have you had your lasagna (read as luh-zahn-yuh) fix recently yet? The lasagna looks quite different from your everyday pasta dish. Flat noodle sheets sandwiched between multiple layers of mouthwatering ingredients, deliver flavors that are more intense and filling with every bite. 

“ASAP Natin ‘To Bay Area” promises a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime musical extravaganza on TFC’s 25th anniversary

here is a Japanese idiom from the 16th century that goes, “ichi-go ichi-e”, which means “one time, one meeting”.  Through the years, the term has been translated as “for this time only” or “once in a lifetime”. 

In Tagalog, the basis of the national Filipino language, the equivalent phrase is “minsanan lang ito”.

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of TFC, the international flagship channel of ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company will bring its longest-running weekend variety show in the Philippines to the birthplace of TFC -- the San Francisco Bay Area.

Come August 3, Saturday, at the prestigious SAP Center at San Jose, right in the heart of the Bay Area’s Silicon Valley, “ASAP Natin ‘To Bay Area” promises a one-of-a-kind, once-in-a-lifetime concert experience that music lovers of all ages and ethnicities would not want to miss.

It's "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" for the Trailer of a New Tom Hanks Film

It only takes one person to inspire a world of kindness. Watch the brand new trailer of Columbia Pictures’ inspiring drama A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood starring Tom Hanks.

Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.

PH Riding Communities Strengthen Camaraderie, Experiences Joys of Riding

The riding communities in the Philippines have been growing as both riders and riding enthusiasts share and spread their love for motorcycles. Scattered as these groups may be, they all are thrill seekers holding the same enthusiasm and passion for road adventures.

To provide a venue where riders and enthusiasts experience the joy of riding, Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI,) the number one motorcycle manufacturer in the Philippines, held the Honda Riders Convention 2019 –Luzon Leg at the Tagaytay International Convention Center. The event gathered 3,000 Honda riders and enthusiasts in more than 50 clubs for a day of fun-filled activities that fuels camaraderie and support.

Music Artists Rock the Philippine Premiere of "Yesterday"

They rocked, we rolled.  Pinoy music artists celebrated Beatlemania in the star-studded Philippine premiere of Universal Pictures’ Yesterday, held recently at the Gateway Atmos Cinema in Quezon City.   

Guests came for the love of the Fab Four whose timeless music figures prominently in the acclaimed romantic comedy starring Lily James, newcomer Himesh Patel and pop superstar Ed Sheeran.

Check out the red carpet photos below and watch Yesterday in Philippine cinemas July 24.

“Linggo Ng Musikang Pilipino” to mark another exciting milestone in Filipino Music

With more than 70 music showcases spanning bar performances, concerts, railways jams, multimedia guestings, busking sessions, songwriting workshops, theatrical specials, and out-of-town gigs, this year’s edition of Linggo Ng Musikang Pilipino (LMP) is proud to present what may possibly be its biggest and most diverse festival lineup yet.

Presented by Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mang-aawit (OPM) and National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the annual music festival aims to promote the awareness and appreciation of all forms of Filipino music through a variety of on-ground and online platforms starting July 20 onwards, happening in different music venues nationwide from Metro Manila to Davao City.

A commitment to promote and develop Filipino music

"IT Chapter Two" Spooks with Horrific Final Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema has just unveiled the final trailer and main poster artwork for its massively anticipated horror thriller, “IT Chapter Two.”

Check out the poster and trailer below and watch “IT Chapter Two” in Philippine cinemas September 5th.


“IT Chapter Two” is Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive worldwide box office hit “IT,” which grossed over $700 million globally.  Both redefining and transcending the genre, “IT” became part of the cultural zeitgeist as well as the highest-grossing horror film of all time.  

Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “IT Chapter Two” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone their separate ways—back together as adults, nearly three decades after the events of the first film.  

John Cena Comes to the Rescue in "Playing with Fire" Trailer

Nothing can prepare these elite firefighters (led by John Cena) for their most challenging job yet: babysitting.

Check out the first trailer for Paramount Pictures’ new family comedy Playing With Fire below, and watch the film in Philippine cinemas this November.

EYLA supports Kultivate Labs, joins UNDISCOVERED SF this Saturday

ABS-CBN and UGAT Foundation’s EYLA (Epic Youth Leadership Awards) – the Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino Award category for organizations with proven accomplishments of e-movers, innovators and change-makers serving the youth in the U.S. and Canada -- will be at UNDISCOVERED SF on Saturday as it supports Kultivate Labs which won second place at the EYLA 2019 awards ceremony in April at Google Cloud in Sunnyvale. 

Kultivate Labs – which conceived and produced UNDISCOVERED SF with SF event producer Make it Mariko -- is a non-profit business accelerator focused on vitalizing the economic activity of Filipinos and increasing public awareness of SOMA Pilipinas – the Filipino cultural heritage district in San Francisco. They strive to create a celebratory space containing innovative retail vendors, diverse restaurants, and local businesses that embody the Filipino resilience and culture which continues to adapt to the market needs of all San Franciscans.

The Clash' alumna Kyryll launches debut single Silent Rumblings'

The Clash has been a great platform for singing sensations, and Kyryll is one of them. Known to be the Soul Princess, she earned her title because of her sound which is distinctively mellow and soothing. Now after the show she is now finally found her musical home with AltG Records.

Hailing from Iloilo, she is also known as the "Millennial Chick ng lloilo" and made her hometown proud as she became one of the finalists of the singing competition. Being part of AltG Records as their initial talents is both an opportunity for her to shine as an individual singer but also gives her a little pressure to stand out as she also represents the label as their initial roster.

Master Horror Director Alexander Aja on His Latest Hit, "Crawl"

From director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) and producers Craig Flores (300), Sam Raimi (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead) comes Paramount Pictures’ critically acclaimed, nail-biting horror-thriller Crawl.

(Watch the film’s trailer at

When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario of The Maze Runner franchise) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father (Barry Pepper of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials). Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters. As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears.

Shopee launches its first-ever scholarship program, Shopee Scholars, in the Philippines

Three children of Shopee sellers will receive a 1-year scholarship grant worth ₱100,000 each

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches its first-ever scholarship program called Shopee Scholars for the benefit of Shopee sellers and their families. Eligible Shopee sellers can sign up for a chance to receive a one-year scholarship worth ₱100,000 for their children. 

"Dora" the Explorer Journeys to the Big Screen in "The Lost City of Gold"

An internationally beloved heroine springs to life on the big screen in Paramount Pictures’ Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the feature film debut of Dora the Explorer, the iconic Latinx trailblazer whose exploits have delighted parents and children alike since her 2000 Nickelodeon debut.

(Watch the film’s trailer at

Dora is accompanied by Boots, her monkey companion, and other characters from the series, as well as some brand-new faces. Directed by James Bobin (2011’s The Muppets), Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a high-stakes adventure with enough mysteries, suspense, thrills and laughs to entertain the entire family. “After 20 years, Dora has gone beyond being a TV character,” says Bobin. “She’s a cultural icon with a global appeal.”

Macoy Fundales Back In OPM With 'Bakit Kita Hahabulin?'

Former Orange and Lemons vocalist Mcoy Fundales treats his fans with a much-awaited comeback single, 'Bakit Kita Hahabulin?' under AltG Records.

The song, described as a "modern kundiman," is composed by Kian Dionisio. According to Mcoy, Kian was able to capture his attention because of the many feelings conveyed by the song's lyrics. 

"Namiss ko rin kumanta. My last album was in 2010 so that's almost nine years na. I'm happy and excited kasi for almost five to six years nagsusulat ako for TV, at ngayon, nagre-record na ako ulit ng mga kanta," says the singer-songwriter.

Imago Returns To Universal Records, Releases New Single "PAG-IBIG NA WALANG BALIK"

Imago Contract Signing (L-R): Mervin Panganiban (Drums), Myrene Academia (Bass), Kiara San Luis (Vocals), Universal Records Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go, Zach Lucero (Guitar), Timothy Cacho (Guitar), and Business Manager Darwin Hernandez.  

OPM Rock band Imago has returned to Universal Records in their contract signing with the label on June 17, 2019 (Monday).

Pentatonix Back In Manila For New World Tour

Grammy® Award-winning and multi-platinum selling group Pentatonix announced that they will be visiting MANILA on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Araneta Coliseum for their upcoming tour Pentatonix: The World Tour. Tickets for Pentatonix: The World Tour in MANILA go on-sale on August 3 via or Call 911-5555. Presented by Wilbros Live.

Three-time Grammy® Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artist Pentatonix has sold 10 million albums in worldwide consumption and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts almost 17 million subscribers, yielding 4 billion video views. Their 2015 self-titled album is certified gold after debuting #1 on Billboard’s 200.

Additionally, nine of their albums reached the top 10 on Billboard’s 200 chart (two albums reaching #1) and received multiple RIAA certifications for multi-platinum, platinum and gold selling albums and singles. Their tracks, “Mary, Did You Know?” and “Hallelujah” were certified platinum, while the Pentatonix original, “Can’t Sleep Love,” was certified gold. The group has had three holiday specials on NBC, released their tour documentary - On My Way Home - in 2015 and appeared in the feature film, Pitch Perfect 2. In October 2017, Pentatonix released a deluxe version of their certified platinum 2016 holiday album, A PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS DELUXE. The following year, in April 2018, Pentatonix released the first collection in the group’s PTX Presents series, PTX PRESENTS: TOP POP VOL. 1, which features 11 PTX-curated modern pop performances, and completed a 39-city North American tour in September. They released their fourth holiday album, CHRISTMAS IS HERE! featuring 12 new Christmas performances in October, alongside their sold-out Christmas Is Here! Tour.

Free Lifetime Gas Promo Of Seaoil back for it's Third Year

SEAOIL continues their amazing promo of giving away to the public a chance to win a lifetime free gas with  “Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas!” promo, now on its third year will bring nationwide excitement to motorists who continues to patronize their products and services.

With previous winners continue to enjoy the free gas that they get from SEAOIL, the circle of lucky winners continue to grow and also provides instant prizes with every entry they get. Like last year, one can have a chance to win from the moment that they get their entry card which can contain an instant prize. And with the lifetime free gas, four lucky winners will be drawn which came from physical and digital entries.

Austin Butler is Cast as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann's Film About the Global Icon

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that, after an extensive search, Baz Luhrmann has cast Austin Butler as Elvis Aaron Presley in the director’s upcoming film about the seminal legend.  The announcement was made today by Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

In the movie, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Luhrmann (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge!”) will explore the life and music of Presley, through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played in the film by two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia”).  The story will delve into their complex dynamic spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America.

ABS-CBN TFC gets exclusive broadcast rights to Pacquiao-Thurman fight in the Middle East and North Africa

After the wild and crazy NBA Free Agency and the amazing Women’s World Cup victory of the U.S. women’s soccer team, another event hogging international sports headlines this summer is the much anticipated “welterweight supremacy” fight between undefeated WBA super welterweight champion Keith Thurman and WBA regular welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, the only eight-division world boxing champion in history.

The fight is slated for Saturday, July 20, Pacific, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Once again, ABS-CBN TFC reinforces itself as a key player in the pay-per-view landscape when it acquired The Filithe exclusive broadcast rights to the Pacquiao-Thurman fight in the Middle East and North Africa.  The PPV event will be carried on TFC live on various platforms in the region on Sunday, July 21, 4AM in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and 5AM in United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Fans in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the fight on the following authorized distribution platforms: ONLINE: TFC Online (, OSN Play, and WAVO; DTH/Satellite: OSN; Cable: E-Life/ E-vision (UAE) and Ooredoo/ Mozaic TV (Qatar).

"Cats" Unveils First Trailer and Behind-The-Scenes Video

Take for a first look at the teaser trailer for Universal Pictures’ new epic musical Cats and go behind the scenes for an inside look.

Check out the videos below and watch Cats in Philippine cinemas January 2020.

Teaser Trailer

Fresh beats, new treats await at the “35th London Barrio Fiesta”

A mix of Filipino and U.K. based artists will be performing at the biggest two-day Summer event in London on July 20 and 21 at the Apps Court Farm in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey near Hampton Court Palace

Be part in making history as the first-ever Filipino food and music festival in London, the Filipino Beats x Bites, happens at the “35th London Barrio Fiesta” on July 20 and 21 at the Apps Court Farm in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey near Hampton Court Palace.

Through the years, “London Barrio Fiesta” was organized by Philippine Centre in partnership with ABS-CBN Corporation, the largest and leading Filipino-owned media and entertainment company in the Philippines, through TFC, the flagship brand of ABS-CBN’s subsidiary ABS-CBN Global.

“London Barrio Fiesta” is the biggest two-day Summer festival in Europe, which showcases Filipino culture and talents through the various activities, booths, and performances.

RIDGID Club: Upgrading tools and skills for property boom

There is a massive construction boom in the Philippines; many of the projects are of a grand scale, and need to be completed within often impossible timeframes. These factors contribute to making upgrades in the capabilities of contractors, both in terms of equipment and skills absolutely vital.  This is why RIDGID, a manufacturer of innovative tools for professional artisans and contractors formed RIDGID Club Philippines, the first club its kind in the region. 

Mike Shinoda Of Linkin Park Announces Asian Tour Dates For September 2019

Following his widely-acclaimed world tour earlier this year, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park announces Asian tour dates for this September, in support of his debut solo album, Post Traumatic.

He will make stops in Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, and Japan for a performance at WIRED Music Festival. Tickets will be available for purchase at, with a special fan pre- sale for Linkin Park Underground (LPU) starting Friday, June 28, 2019 at 10:00AM. A detailed itinerary can be found below.

Shinoda states, “It has been a long time since I played Taipei, Manila and Jakarta! I’m thrilled to bring the Post Traumatic Tour to fans in these very special cities."

The raw and inspiring solo album Post Traumatic garnered a slew of positive reviews and profiles in RollingStone, Complex, Time , Pitchfork, Forbes, GQ, People, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, and more since its release on Warner Records late last year. To celebrate the one year anniversary of the album’s release this month, Shinoda released a never-before-seen rough sketch version of the “Crossing A Line” video, which was shot, directed, and edited by Shinoda himself. Watch the video here.

August 31 – Taipei – Taipei Metro Park (with special guest Don Broco)
September 4 – Jakarta – JIExpo Kemayoran (with special guest Don Broco)
September 6 – Manila – New Frontier Theater (with special guest Don Broco)
September 8 – Nagoya – WIRED Music Festival 

"13th of September" Fun-Raising Show Set On August 31 and Sepetember 1

Be Our Guest Theatricals, in partnership with BGC Arts Center and Erehwon Center for the Arts, brings you the Fundraising Show of Eljay Castro Deldoc’s “13TH OF SEPTEMBER” A reimagination of Lanie Robertson's "The Insanity of Mary Girard", directed by Riki Benedicto.

The play is the Philippines’ official entry to the 9th Festival International de Théâtre de Mont-Laurier in Quebec, Canada which will be held from September 5 -11, 2019. Only 25 companies from over 20 countries are selected to join and present their plays during the said biennial theater festival. The Philippines is the only country from Southeast Asia who was selected to join the festival since its launch in 2003.

Any play can, practically, be “based on true story” but “The Insanity of Mary Girard” is one of the few that took real-life events into a haunting and highly theatrical piece. Mary Girard (1758–1815) was committed to an asylum in 1790 where her husband declared her legally insane. During her confinement, she gave birth to a baby girl – unsure who the father was – who died five months later. After residing in the insanity ward for 25 years, she was laid to rest somewhere on hospital grounds, her grave unmarked.

Netflix debuts trailer for My First First Love 2, premiering on July 26 on Netflix.

The secret is out! Now everyone knows Song-i and Do-hyeon are dating, and this is getting on Tae-o’s nerves. And at the same time, the solid friendship between Song-i and Tae-o makes Do-hyeon anxious and even jealous at times. Is it the friendship that makes Tae-o go to great lengths to catch Song-i when she falls? In the meantime, the cute couple Hun and Ga-rin are more determined to find their passion and purpose in life.

Starring Jisoo, Jung Chae-yeon, Jinyoung, Kang Tae-oh, and Choi Ri, My First First Love 2 premieres on July 26 on Netflix.

Lily James in "Yesterday": When Friendship Takes a Romantic Turn

Hot-off two acclaimed musical films Baby Driver and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Lily James now stars in Universal Pictures’ new music-filled romantic comedy Yesterday.  

(Watch the film’s new spot at

James first came to prominence on the small screen starring as Lady Rose MacClare in Downton Abbey before making the leap into film with Wrath of the Titans. Her career has continued to flourish, and with recent critically acclaimed performances in Darkest Hour, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Baby Driver, she was a canny choice to play Ellie, the young schoolteacher/manager/long-suffering friend of Jack Malik (Himesh Patel).

Dream High Gaming and Bren Limitless Champions For The First Juicy Legends Tournament

No doubt that Mobile Legends has become a huge game for many in the country. I also have been hooked on the game for quite some time now and now understand why people are also getting serious with the game. This became an opportunity for beverage brand Juicy Lemon to bring mobile gamers together for an tournament called Juicy Legends.

As its first competition Mobile Legends, they called out professional and amateur players and even cosplayers to make the ultimate showdown. The event was made possible by organizer ULVL Gaming together with ARC Refreshments Corp.’s Juicy Lemon as major sponsor. 

Sunshine, Raymond and Enzo Makes Bold Cinemalaya Statement With "Malamaya"

As one of the competing films for the 2019 Cinemalaya, the film Malamaya (The Color of Ash) wants to make a statement with the directors, story and their cast. Making her debut with the film festival is Sunshine Cruz and Enzo Pineda and also joined by Raymond Bagatsing. Directing this are two impressive women  Danica Sta. Lucia and Leilani Chavez. 

Danica is a producer and video editor while Leilani, a soap opera writer and journalist. The film is first time in making their full-length film. They point out that Malamaya is a Tagalog term for the color of ash or gray, which is quite a contrast to the colorful world of art showed by the three main characters.

The U.N., Cast of "The Angry Birds Movie 2" Join Forces on Climate Change Campaign

The Angry Birds and the green piggies have joined forces with the United Nations in support of its ActNow climate campaign, a global call for citizen action on climate change. Back with the UN and the UN Foundation after 2016's successful #AngryBirdsHappyPlanet partnership, the birds are joined this time around by their longtime enemies (turned “frenemies”) the pigs and are looking to spread awareness about individual actions we can all take to combat climate change. 

As part of the campaign, a public service announcement (PSA) has been launched starring the Angry Birds, the green piggies and the English-speaking voice cast behind the film The Angry Birds Movie 2. Together, they are encouraging citizens to discover and track simple everyday actions that can make a difference by using the UN’s innovative new online climate action tool, the ActNow Bot.

Vidcon Continues Global Expansion With First Ever Vidcon Asia In Singapore This December

VidCon’s signature Industry Track to feature as part of the Singapore Media Festival

VidCon, the world’s largest celebration of online video and digital creators, is headed to Singapore for its first VidCon Asia Summit. The two-day event will be held from December 3-4, 2019 at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore.

Two Alphas, One "Fast & Furious" Movie: The Road to "Hobbs & Shaw"

Since its inception in 2001, The Fast and the Furious franchise has become a global juggernaut that expands its audience and builds box-office momentum with each new chapter, thrilling and entertaining fans with spectacular, groundbreaking action and a family of characters who delight and resonate with people in every culture and language.

As the first expansion of the franchise, Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw amps up the sharp-edged humor and high-stakes action like never before and takes fans down a new road as franchise favorites Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) forge an unlikely partnership that provides fresh insight into their backstories.

Juan For Fun 2019 Now Open For New Explorers!

Who does not like to travel?  It's always an opportunity to experience something new and also meet new people along the way, and with the toxic and busy lifestyle we have everyday, an escape to new places would be really fun. Cebu Pacific is now bringing back their search for the Juan For Fun for 2019 which is now on their eight year.

This year’s Juan For Fun takes on an inspiring route to bring personalized travel experiences to young Filipinos with #MyHashtagTrip. From foodies going on gastronomic adventures, thrill-seekers searching for the next adrenaline-pumping activity, to eco-warriors participating in environmental projects, many young travelers are driven by their hobbies and advocacies when exploring destinations. In this all-new Juan for Fun 2019, participants will journey around the Philippines - visiting new places, trying unique activities, and unlocking memorable travel milestones to enrich their personal passions and stories.

Crowd-Pleasing Rom-Com "Yesterday" Holds Sneaks July 15 & 16

Critics are calling it the “feel-fantastic movie of the year!”  Be among the first to watch Universal Pictures’ Yesterday as it holds special, whole-day sneak previews on July 15 & 16 in selected cinemas nationwide.

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The sneaks are designed to give Beatles fans and romantic-comedy squads an early treat as Yesterday is due to open wide across the Philippines on July 24 yet.

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

World Vision Inks Partnerships with Corporate Donors to Support Children’s Programs

World Vision Philippines together with several corporations continues to help thousands of Filipino children in need through partnerships aimed to support the organization’s child-focused projects in the Philippines.

In line with the back-to-school season, World Vision and Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines launched the “Pag-asa sa Basura” campaign, a sustainable waste collection and recycling system targeting several areas in Metro Manila. The pilot implementation of the project will be done in 25 schools in Malabon and Quezon City.

Get Inside the Shoot for "Charlie's Angels" Posters

Columbia Pictures has just unveiled a Behind The Scenes video from the poster shoot of the upcoming action-adventure Charlie’s Angels.

Check out the video below and watch Charlie’s Angels in Philippine cinemas November 13.

Elizabeth Banks directs the next generation of Angels – Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska – working for the mysterious Charles Townsend. Charlie’s Angels have always provided security and investigative skills to private clients, and now the Townsend Agency has expanded internationally, with the smartest, most fearless, most highly trained women all over the globe – multiple teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs across the world.  When a young systems engineer blows the whistle on a dangerous technology, these Angels are called into action, putting their lives on the line to protect us all.

Certified Nutritional Supplements Klean Athlete and Brand Amasadors Launched

In the world of sports, the has been a lot of restrictions in terms of getting the right supplements that are accepted in events such as the Olympics. With almost 200 banned substances has been listed and still increasing. They were banned due to adverse effects that pose an unfair advantage or pose harmful threat to the athlete. 

It's great to hear that certified brands like Klean Athlete is now here in the Philippines to provide the necessary nutritional supplements for improved performance especially for the highly competitive world of sports.

Octavia Spender Reunites with "The Help" Director for "Ma"

The Oscar-winning combination of director Tate Taylor and Octavia Spencer (The Help) is reunited in Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions’ new suspense thriller Ma.

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Anchored by a daring and unexpected performance from Spencer, Ma is produced and directed by Taylor, the writer/director of Academy Award® Best Picture nominee The Help, the James Brown biopic Get on Up, and the riveting psychological thriller The Girl on the Train.

Shopee Raffles off a Motorcycle for only ₱1 for Shopee Free Shipping Festival

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, will raffle off a brand-new motorcycle during its ₱1 Game for Shopee Free Shipping Festival. From July 10 to August 8, consumers can look forward to a month of free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend on selected brands or categories daily, ₱1 Game, and 100% cashback vouchers. 

On July 15, consumers can score premium items including a Xiaomi Mi Pad 4, Nintendo Switch, ASUS Vivobook, and more at just ₱1. To join, consumers have to pay ₱1 upon check out and one lucky winner will be chosen to take home the featured item of the day. 

Eugene Domingo Parodies History in iWant's "Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 3" Series

After satirizing the indie film industry and the mainstream rom-com movie phenomenon, the creative duo behind the critically acclaimed “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank” movies is back with another laugh-out-loud sequel that lampoons the making of a historical biopic, with Eugene Domingo reprising her lead role – a megalomaniacal and egotistical version of herself.

The latest in the popular trilogy – written by Chris Martinez and directed by Marlon Rivera – the seven-episode mockumentary series “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank: The Real Untold Story of Josephine Bracken” documents the step-by-step process in making a biopic. It starts streaming on iWant this July 17.