Strengthening efficiency and security: Eastern Communications launches upgraded cloud services and cyber defense

Fostering business efficiencies and security, Eastern Communications, one of the premier telecommunications companies in the country, introduces its newly upgraded and most advanced products and services in partnership with global allies DOSarrest and Cloud Sigma. 

According to the Global Connectivity Index (GCI), Philippines’ digital connectivity has improved from Starter to Adopter status and ranked 57 out of 79 countries in 2018. This is reportedly due to expanded smartphone and computer use, higher speed 4G coverage, and national planning with “cloud first policy” in government’s aim of reducing expenses through cloud technology. 

Romantic Intimate Concert With Brian McFadden This November

Irish singer and song writer who rose to fame in 1998 as a member of the Irish boy band WESTLIFE, Brian Mcfadden will be coming in Davao at the SMX Convention Center – Davao on November 16, 2019 and Manila at the New Frontier Theatre on November 17, 2019 for his first ever solo concert.

In June 1998, Mcfadden joined the Irish boy band WESTLIFE alongside Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne and Shane Filan. Together, they made chart topping songs, “Swear It Again”, “If I Let You Go”, “Flying Without Wings”, “Seasons in the Sun”, “Fool Again”, “My Love”, “Uptown Girl”, “Queen of My Heart”, “World of Our Own”, “Unbreakable”, “Mandy”, and many more.

In 2004, Mcfadden left the group to spend more time with his family. Following his departure from WESTLIFE, he released his debut solo single “Real to Me” which became his first solo No.1 single.

ABS-CBN and TFC Studios share stories from the diaspora, kick off original series, “Hinahanap-hanap Kita”

New narrative series to be shown on TFC globally and iWant in the Philippines

This October, millions of viewers of ABS-CBN’s global content platform TFC and Philippine streaming service iWant will catch an original series that allows them a realistic, inside look into the lives of Filipinos living in Dubai, UAE.

Enter ABS-CBN through TFC Studios’ maiden digital original series, “Hinahanap-hanap Kita” (Searching For You) which will be made available globally on TFC, TFC Online, TFC IPTV and in the Philippines on iWant –- simultaneously in real time – once the entire series is offered on October 5, Manila time.

The series stars Maja Salvador, Geoff Eigenmann, Pepe Herrera, Pamu Pamorada, Hannah Ledesma and Prince Stefan.

Plastic ACTion: Businesses tackle plastic pollution with WWF-Philippines

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines is tapping businesses to tackle plastic pollution and stop the flow of plastic waste into nature. 

As part of the first anniversary of WWF-Philippines’ #AyokoNgPlastik movement and the recent launch of its ‘No Plastics In Nature’ initiative, the conservation organization now introduces Plastic ACTion (PACT) for businesses.

At least 20 businesses came on board the movement on its first year and have since worked to significantly reduce their usage of single-use plastics. In the hopes of maximizing the efforts of these companies, WWF aims to encourage them to join PACT, a voluntary business initiative to eliminate plastic pollution in nature.

Businesses that have taken part in the sustainable journey movement were recognized as they transitioned into PACT. Each company reported their measurable impact in terms of the amount of plastic units that they were able to prevent from becoming trash.

“We all have a role to play in finding a solution to this plastics issue – and this includes businesses. We’re very grateful that these companies chose to take on the challenge of putting an end to plastic pollution and supporting our goal, which is to prevent plastic waste from leaking into nature,” shared WWF-Philippines President and CEO Joel Palma.

A total of nine businesses were awarded for taking first monumental steps towards plastic reduction. These businesses include Bellevue Hotel and Resorts, LIND Boracay, CIBO, The Moment Group, Toby’s Estate, Shakey’s Philippines, foodpanda, Corkcicle, and Fairways and Bluewater. 

Bellevue Hotel and Resorts served their complimentary water in glass bottles and stopped serving plastic straws, resulting in the annual elimination of 668,120 plastic bottles and 246,084 plastic straws. LIND Boracay also made the switch to water served in glass bottles, thus preventing 65,480 plastic bottles from becoming trash. 

CIBO opted to go with reusable straws, which removed 310,361 plastic straws for the first year. The Moment Group also refused to serve single-use plastics leading to the elimination of 114,691 plastic straws and 53,700 plastic cutleries in one year. Removal of straws was also the focus of Toby’s Estate, eliminating 144,000 plastic straws in a year’s time. 

One of the top consumer companies, Shakey’s Philippines has also pledged to reduce and eventually eliminate plastic straws and containers, which could lead to the yearly reduction of 1,791,600 plastic straws and 1,837,700 plastic containers. Online food delivery marketplace foodpanda gave their customers the option to opt out of plastic cutlery, removing in one year 34,633 pairs of cutlery. 

Tumbler brand Corkcicle also promoted the use of reusable drinking bottles, thus eliminating 1,267,450 plastic bottles per annum. Lastly, Fairways and Bluewater also committed to reduce 1.2 million units of plastic annually by ditching plastic bottles and toiletry containers.

Honda Reveals New Endorser and Bikes

Honda Philippines, Inc. recently reveals two new models to be available in the Philippines which seems like perfect for the upcoming Christmas season. The All-New GENIO  and  The All-New ADV150  were revaled at the launch event at Robinsons Metro East Mall, Pasig City.


A brand new endorser is also introduced which also joins Coco Martin as its its endorser. His co-star of FPJ's Ang Probinsyano and chic celebrity Yassi Pressman is officially launched for the Honda Genio campaign.

Sarah Paulson Lends Voice to Shady Zoologist in "Abominable"

Hot off the success of Ocean’s 8, Glass and Netflix’s Bird Box, Golden Globe and Emmy-winning actress Sarah Paulson now lends her voice to Dr. Zara, the mysterious zoologist in DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s fantasy adventure Abominable.

In the film, when teenager Yi (Chloe Bennet) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.

OPPO Officially Launches the Newest A9 2020

The Smartphone that Promises a Full Entertainment Experience
An all-new, all-in great mobile phone experience of the latest A Series 2020 has finally arrived

Leading smartphone brand OPPO rings in the month of September with two big news: the launch of the all-new OPPO A Series 2020 in the Philippines and the first ever endorser of the A Series 2020, the all-around entertainer, Alex Gonzaga. The OPPO A Series 2020, which includes the OPPO A9 2020 and OPPO A5 2020 handsets, is the brand’s latest offering for the entry to mid-level smartphone market. 

Costume & Make-Up: Designing the Look of the New "Joker"

To create the new costumes in Warner Bros. Pictures’ new psychological thriller “Joker,” director Todd Phillips sought out costume designer Mark Bridges, who had designed for lead actor Joaquin Phoenix (Arthur Fleck aka Joker) in both the latter’s acclaimed films “The Master” and “Inherent Vice.”  

Bridges was flattered when Phillips reached out.  “Todd sent a lovely note that said that he had this project coming up and would I consider working on it.  Certainly to get a note like that from someone of Todd’s caliber… And of course working with an old friend like Joaquin is truly a joy for me.  We have a wonderful back and forth and I trust him.  We talk and he’s quite open to my suggestions as to how best represent on the outside this person he’s working on on the inside.  So, all the pieces fell into place based on Todd’s personal request.”

Thriller & Rom-Com "Christmas" Movies, "1917" Launch New Posters

Universal Pictures has just unveiled the new one-sheet artworks for three of its highly anticipated films of the season -- the romantic comedy Last Christmas starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, the horror thriller Black Christmas produced by Blumhouse and director Sam Mendes’ sprawling World War I epic, 1917.

Check out the posters below and watch Last Christmas in Philippine cinemas on December 4, followed by Black Christmas on December 11 and 1917 in January 2020.

The three films are distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph  and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/  

Production Starts on New Line's Action Adventure "Mortal Kombat"

Production is underway on New Line Cinema’s “Mortal Kombat,” with award-winning Australian commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid at the helm, marking his feature directorial debut.  The explosive action adventure is based on the blockbuster video game franchise, which recently released the most successful video game launch in its history, Mortal Kombat 11.

The diverse international cast reflects the global nature of the brand, with talent spanning the worlds of film, television and martial arts.  The ensemble includes Joe Taslim as Sub Zero; Ludi Lin as Liu Kang; Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade; Josh Lawson as Kano; Tadanobu Asano as Raiden; Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Bridges; Chin Han as Shang Tsung; Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion; Max Huang as Kung Lao; Sisi Stringer as Mileena; and Lewis Tan.

AP Cargo Upgrades Logistics Management With Ramco

Leading express logistic provider AP Cargo Logistic Netrwork Corp. proudly announced recently a huge leap in with their new system and network management with cloud-based Logistics ERP suite enabled by Ramco Systems. 

The move was not immediate, but went through a collaborative process between the two companies. With AP Cargo having experience with the logistics in the Philippine setting, chose to partner with Ramco with their Unify Mobile Apps  to help simplify processes and step up online visibility, arresting revenue leakage.

Austin Mahone Concert In Manila This October

Chart-topping pop R&B artist Austin Mahone is set to return to Manila live on October 22, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater. The much anticipated one-night-only show in the Philippines next month follows a series of sold-out concerts in Madrid, Osaka, Yokohama, Guangzhou, and Shanghai. 

In 2011, Mahone started posting YouTube videos of himself performing song covers by artists such as Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Jason Mraz. The viral content created an impact significant enough to land him a high-profile deal with Cash Money Records, the label home of Drake and Lil Wayne. Mahone subsequently released his first single 11:11, followed by Say Somethin’ and Say You're Just A Friend. This unblemished hit streak lead him to debut on the road as the opening act for Taylor Swift's Red Tour and headline a series of major shows for MTV's Artist To Watch. The Secret, Mahone’s first EP, soared to No. 5 on the Billboard 200, along with crowd favorites All I Ever Need and Mmm Yeah featuring Pitbull which reached No. 2 on the iTunes Chart and Top 20 on the Billboard Pop Songs Chart.

9th Likhang HABI Market Fair invites you to participate in the #HABIJourney

HABI: The Philippine Textile Council is excited to take you through the #HABIJourney at the 9th Likhang HABI Market Fair on October 11 to 13 at the Glorietta 3 Activity Center in Makati City. 

With the theme The Highlights of our HABI Journey, this year’s edition of the pioneer in artisan market fairs and textile advocacy promises to be an immersive experience.

The three-day fair will feature a HABI Craft Corner where visitors can learn the basics of weaving using pure Philippine cotton and other natural local fibers, and create their own woven products. HABI goers can also participate in the Community Craft Loom and learn modern weaving using different materials, textures, colors, and weaving techniques. There will also be workshops on macramé, the art of knotting.

In keeping with its goals of promoting Filipino culture and heritage, the Likhang HABI Market Fair will also have a Baybayin workshop with lessons on writing and understanding the pre-colonial ancient writing script of the Philippines. Cultural dance performances, traditional Filipino music from different regions of the country, and Filipino art installations will also be part of the fair. 

 “We encourage Likhang HABI fairgoers to immerse themselves in the beautiful weaving communities and traditional textiles of our country,” says HABI Chair Maribel Ongpin. “We will have participating weavers from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao so the opportunity to learn at the fair is endless.” 

With 52 participating merchants from all over the Philippines, the 9th Likhang HABI Market Fair will showcase sustainable and ethical fashion and other lifestyle products using traditional textiles such as habol negrense from Negros Occidental, yakan from Basilan, inaul from Maguindanao, binubudan from Ifugao, binakol and abel from Ilocos, tepina from Palawan, and many more.

Several merchants will also present contemporary Filipino fabrics such as cotton ikat and cotton abaca, a result of combining pure Philippine cotton with other indigenous fabrics. Promoting the use of pure Philippine cotton is one of the long-term commitments of HABI.

“There is an abundance of beautiful fabrics in the Philippines and we want to show that these fabrics from different corners of the Philippines can be a part of our modern lifestyle,” says HABI President Adelaida Lim. 

Another highlight of the fair is the awarding of the 2nd Lourdes Montinola Piña Prize, which recognizes exceptional craftsmanship and mastery of the delicate process of turning pineapple threads into works of art. 

Likhang HABI Market Fair 2019 will also feature a talk on sustainable shoemaking and why it is important to support the local shoemaking industry.

Since 2009, HABI has been providing traditional weavers and local weaving communities a platform to further enhance their skills in creative design and modern marketing by exchanging ideas with consumers, designers, and traders. The Likhang HABI Market Fair allows them to innovate and to level up to modern trends. 

For more information, please visit www.habitextilecouncil.ph or follow www.facebook.com/HabiThePhilTextileCouncil and Instagram @habifair. 

About HABI: The Philippine Textile Council:

HABI the Philippine Textile Council, will preserve, promote and enhance Philippine Textiles  Education, Communication and Research using public and private resources. We are all about sustaining weaving communities all over the country.

LIKHANG HABI FAIR is an annual event held every October at Glorietta Activity Center, that promotes the preservation and creative enhancement of the indigenous textile industry through entrepreneurship and synergy. 





Toby’s Sports Enters Hall of Fame Status at Franchise Excellence Awards

(L-R) Dr. Alan Escalona, PFA Chairman; Dr. Winston Conrad Padojinog,
UA&P University President; Usec. Rowel Barba, DTI Undersecretary;
Mr. Roberto S. Claudio, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Toby’s Sports;
Mr. William N. Llaguno, Store Operations and Franchising Head,
Toby’s Sports; Mr. Louie A. Claudio, Business Unit Head for Shared Services,
Toby’s Sports; Mr. Bobby Amores, President, Philfoodex;
Atty. Alex Cabrera, Committee Chair for FEA 2019;
and Chairman of Isla Lipana & Co; and Mr. Richard Sanz, PFA President.
Toby’s Sports, the largest multi-brand sports retailer in the Philippines, today announced that it has once again received the prestigious Outstanding Filipino Franchise Award for Retail (Large Scale Category) from the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) at the 2019 Franchise Excellence Awards held at Edsa Shangri-La Plaza last August 2019. This is Toby’s Sports’ second recognition in the same category, making it an official Hall of Fame Awardee.

The Franchise Excellence Awards (FEA) recognizes the country’s best-managed companies that serve as benchmarks for all franchising businesses based on the following criteria: growth performance, brand value, and ethical business practices. FEA brings the standard of franchisors to a higher level, positioning the franchisers as forerunners in the growth and development of the franchising sector. FEA is a joint partnership between the PFA, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Philippine Retailers Association.

ABS-CBN TVplus Go Now Available In More Outlets Nationwide

Filipinos looking for comfort from the daily inconvenience of energy-draining commutes and long hours of work –– but wary of spending too much on data to access entertainment on their smartphones––can now turn to ABS-CBN TVplus Go, for their entertainment fix at an affordable price. With ABS-CBN TVplus Go, commuters can watch ABS-CBN shows on their Android phones without having to use data.

Launched in June by ABS-CBN, the first network in the country to go digital, ABS-CBN TVplus Go is the on-the-go version of the popular TVplus box that turns Android smartphones into a “handheld TV” without consuming mobile data by acting as a digital TV broadcast receiver. Now, Filipinos can enjoy Kapamilya shows outdoor on their Android phones with TVplus Go as much as they do on their TVs at home with TVplus.  

100 Days To Christmas Starts With SM Supermalls

It's just less than 100 days before Christmas and we have already prepped ourselves for the coming holiday at the start of the month. And SM Supermalls joins with the early celebration with the launch of the Christmas countdown at the SM Aura Premier.

We already felt the Christmas started with SM as they would play "Christmas In Our Hearts" at the malls at the start of September. And exactly at the 100th day before Christmas, SM reveals the various activities and treats it will have in every branch.

FamilyMart has your caffeine fix covered with new ‘Coffee Creations’

Heads up, coffee junkies! A new set of beverages just made FamilyMart your new favorite destination for a satisfying yet affordable caffeine fix. Blended exclusively by renowned Japanese coffee company UCC for FamilyMart, this new line of drinks called “Coffee Creations” is yours to enjoy starting September 16. 

Whether you’re looking for a morning kick, or in need of a treat for a chill night, Coffee Creations has your caffeine craving covered at any time of the day. And whether you take your coffee hot or iced, black or otherwise, Coffee Creations is expertly and lovingly brewed in variants that best suit your preference or mood. 

The unique experience of Coffee Creations begins with the vision of the marbling as milk is poured and beautifully blends with the brewed coffee, followed by a whiff of its signature nutty aroma. Once you start sipping, the flavor hits the spot, balancing between sweetness and bitterness. To achieve this trademark taste, FamilyMart collaborated with UCC to use a mix of medium roast arabica and robusta beans, perfecting a blend that suits the discerning Filipino palate. 

Angelica Says Want You To Have A White Weeksary

With the Philippines being both the social media and selfie capital of the world; coupled with the country’s economy becoming more heavily reliant on customer-facing, service-led businesses – Filipinas today have come to recognize the personal and professional advantages of looking their best, and feeling their best all the time. In light of this reality, a great number of Filipinas have made a personal decision to use skin whitening products to help them achieve their beauty goals.

But achieving this skin care goals often comes at a high price. While some women have come to accept the inconveniences attached with the goal of achieving fair skin (for e.g. high costs, skin dryness, and harshness), Silka, the brand at the forefront of producing affordable and effective beauty products, believes that this should not be the case.

Change Your Smoking Habits With RELX


There has been a lot of changes in the cigarettes and smoking in general. As initial concerns on health, rising taxes, and exploding vaping mods, smokers would need to seek a better and healthier option without hurting the pocket. There is great news recently as RELXthe no. 1 e-cigarette brand in Asia is now available in the Philippines.

Smoking culture in the country is quickly adapting to changes by these conditions, and smokers are now discovering that e-cigarettes indeed gives the same experience yet it does not contain tar and other chemicals which causes respiratory diseases. RELX comes as a better option with a affordable price point.

GCash powers biggest mobile app summit in PH

GCash, the leading mobile wallet in the Philippines, sponsors the biggest and most anticipated mobile app summit and expo in the country—the SIGN UP! SUMMIT 2019 on September 23 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

SIGN UP! SUMMIT 2019 aims to support aspiring online businessowners in establishing their own companies and enterprises. It targets to educate around 12,000 micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) about the essential elements in growing and expanding an e-business.

Puregold, GCash launch cash-in, payment via barcode

Industry leaders Puregold, Globe and GCash have worked together to launch another innovative mobile-based service that will enhance their customers’ experience nationwide—the Cash-In via Barcode and Payment via Barcode.

The two services will be available in 368 Puregold branches all over the country, marking another milestone in the partnership between the three companies who have pioneered digital innovations in retail, telecommunications and financial technology in the Philippines. 

Moymoy Lulumboy 6 and other fantasy titles lead Lampara Publishing’s new releases

With ABS-CBN picking up the rights to develop the beloved fantasy series into a multimedia franchise, Moymoy Lulumboy 6 instantly became one of the most anticipated releases on the biggest and longest running book fair in the Philippines.

The sixth installment debuted during the first day of the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) last September 13 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasig City.
Following Moymoy Lulumboy’s journey as a fascinating character who continues to grapple with the complexities of adolescent life, Lampara Publishing’s latest novel succeeds in debunking the preconceived notions about aswang by going beyond its role in popular culture.

Joaquin Phoenix Delivers an Astonishing Performance as the "Joker"

Director-writer Todd Phillips not only cast Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix for the lead character of Arthur Fleck in Warner Bros. Pictures’ new thriller “Joker” but wrote the part with him in mind.  

“Joaquin’s previous work always stuck with me, but what I really like about him is his style and his unpredictability, which we felt would very much fit into this character,” Phillips offers.  “While other people are doing math, Joaquin is playing jazz.  He’s just one of the greatest, he’s fearless; his work is brave and vulnerable, and I thought if we could get him, we could really do something special.”

Though he’d resisted any sort of genre-inspired projects in the past, the actor was intrigued when he read the script.  “I thought it was bold and complex and like nothing I’d ever read before.  Todd has a unique way of looking at things that is really perfect, I think, for this movie,” Phoenix observes.  “When I work with a director, I want somebody who has a singular take on the material, and nobody could have made this movie but Todd.”

A New Sipping Sensation in the Metro: GOODGOOD PH

GoodgoodPH, a new thirst-quencher from Ximending, Taipei, offers a variety of blends that suits our tropical city and has started spreading its goodness here in the Metro since July 2019. 

With a wide range of choices-- from classic milk teas to the crowd favourite flavours such as Double B or Black Rose Milk Tea, GoodgoodPH’s best-sellers are all made with high quality fresh milk and brown sugar. 

Their cream cheese series gives just the right hint of creaminess in your favourite flavors such as Mango, Dragon Fruit, or Chocolate. 

Time is the Enemy in the Teaser Trailer of War Epic "1917"

Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917 starring Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch.

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.

Tunog Transcom Tayo Year 2 Lets Employees Enjoy Live OPM

As part of their rewarding their employees for a productive year, Transcom Worldwide Philippines gives back to their team members with another year of Tunog Transcom Tayo held at Metrotent Convention Center. An early Christmas treat for them, it is now becoming a tradition for the company to let them enjoy a night of OPM performances and even a competition of the best singers that comes from different sites of Transcom.

DOT and Jollibee Join Hands For Tourisim Campaign “Eats. More fun in the Philippines”


With tourism growing in the country, the efforts made by the Department of Tourism (DOT) are now going full swing to make sure it can bring in more visitors to the country though various media. Probably the best way to bring them to the islands is to introduce food diplomacy, using the rich cuisine of the nation to get the attention of the whole world.

This becomes an opportunity wherein it is time to promote our local delicacies with the help of food and travel experts that can best represent the country. Since Filipinos are a food-loving country, it has many options where to start.

King Gnu bags Best Video of the Year and Best New Artist Video at MTV VMAJ 2019

Fans entertained at live event by stellar line-up of artists, including GLAY, Daichi Miura and INTERSECTION

Japanese rock band King Gnu became the first artist in the history of the MTV VMAJ to bag both Best Video of the Year and Best New Artist Video. King Gnu’s ‘Hakujitsu’ earned the most fan votes across all categories, earning it the award of Best Video of the Year. The theme song from a drama, the ‘Hakujitsu’ music video is a huge hit with more than 62 million plays.

DC Action Adventure "Birds of Prey" Unveils Teaser Poster

It’s mind over mayhem, as Warner Bros. Pictures has just unveiled the teaser poster for its upcoming action adventure “Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).”

Check out the one-sheet art below and watch “Birds of Prey” in Philippine cinemas February 7, 2020.

Directed by Cathy Yan (“Dead Pigs”), “Birds of Prey” follows Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) as she joins forces with Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), the Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez) to save Cassandra Cain (Ella Jay Basco) from Gotham City crime lord Black Mask (Ewan MacGregor).

“Birds of Prey” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #BirdsOfPrey

Finn Wolfhard Follows Up "IT Chapter Two" with "The Goldfinch"

For teen actor Finn Wolfhard (Netflix’s “Stranger Things”), one memorable film deserves another.  After starring in the horror blockbuster “IT Chapter Two” as trash-talking Richie, he will soon be seen as Boris, a teen immigrant from Russia, in the inspiring drama “The Goldfinch,” opening in Philippine cinemas September 25.  

In “The Goldfinch,” Wolfhard’s Boris is a Russian-born, street-smart, recalcitrant teenager who has been forced to grow up before his time.  Both him and Theo (Oakes Fegley) have been reluctantly cast adrift in the outer reaches of Las Vegas, surrounded by sand and rows of vacant houses, emptied by foreclosure.  Apart from being the only two kids within miles, Boris and Theo have misfortune in common: both had mothers who died tragically, and both have neglectful, even abusive, fathers.

Country's Biggest Inter-School Singing Competition Gives Aspiring Student Singers The Spotlight

There’s a huge buzz among aspiring local young singers these days as the country’s biggest inter-school singing competition—CAMPUS GOLDEN VOICE—gets ready to give the grand spotlight to campus-based voice talents.  A staggering P100,000 in prize money awaits the Grand Winner, along with a music recording contract that will pave the way for the lucky young talent’s dreams to become reality.

CAMPUS GOLDEN VOICE is an upgraded reincarnation of the hit singing competition Voice of the Philippines (VOP) which ran from 1997 to 2002, an ambitious undertaking conceptualized by VOP’s original founders Benjie Pe Benito and Dennis Dela Cruz, in partnership with Traverse Entertainment. 

Sam, Suzie, and Gabby Wants Your To Feel To Win Against Nueropathy

How will you feel if suddenly, you can no longer do simple daily tasks? Most Filipinos admit to feeling the frustration. But what they don’t know is that this inability might actually be the result of undiagnosed Neuropathy or nerve damage—symptoms of which include pangangalay, pamamanhid and tusok-tusok.

Naturally, nerves can regenerate or repair when damaged, but only for a certain time. Once 50% or more of the nerve tissue is damaged, the nerve reaches the “point of no return,” which means that the nerve damage is permanent. That is why Neurobion wants Filipinos to take necessary action to prevent neuropathy, and those people who are already experiencing the symptoms should consult their doctors immediately.

Trailer of Rom-Com "Last Christmas" Charms Its Way to Your Hearts

Emilia Clarke (HBO’s Game of Thrones), Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians), Michelle Yeoh and Emma Thompson star for director Paul Feig (A Simple Favor, Spy) in Universal Pictures’ Last Christmas, a romantic comedy inspired by a George Michael beat, from a screenplay by Academy Award ®  winner Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Bridget Jones’s Baby) and playwright Bryony Kimmings.

Official Video of 'Don’t Call Me Angel (Charlie's Angels) by Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey Out Now

When Charlie’s Angels hits theaters this November – for the first time in the entire history of the franchise, films and television, directed by a woman, Elizabeth Banks – the new Angels will move to the beat of Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, and Lana Del Rey as Republic Records and Sony Pictures Entertainment release their song “Don’t Call Me Angel (Charlie’s Angels)” and the song’s official music video. The track, which features co-writing credits from all three of the artists, was recently featured in the film’s trailer and is the lead single from the upcoming Charlie’s Angels (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). The soundtrack is co-executive produced by Ariana Grande, Savan Kotecha, and Scooter Braun and will be available November 1, 2019 via Republic Records, two weeks prior to the films November 14, 2019 release.

Lee Seung-Gi And Bae Suzy Star In Spy Thriller VAGABOND

Lee Seung-Gi And Bae Suzy comes to Netflix with their new spy thriller VAGABOND.

A stuntman Cha Dal-geon gets involved in a tragic airplane crash and ends up discovering a national corruption scandal in the process. Go Hae-ri, the oldest daughter of a deceased marine, decides to work for the National Intelligence Service as a secret ops agent in order to support her mom and younger siblings, although all she wanted to do was to become an ordinary civil servant.

Vagabond launches on Netflix on September 20.

Never Give Up: Roman Reigns’ Inspiring Return to the Ring

On Friday, September 20th, 2019, Roman Reigns makes his return to the Philippines together with the stars of WWE SmackDown!. Roman Reigns is living proof that you can’t keep a good man down. From his main roster debut as a member of The Shield, his multiple victories as WWE World Heavyweight Champion, to his fight with leukemia, Reigns has built his career on continuously overcoming the odds.

“I don’t want to stay in a box. I don’t want to stay backstage. I want to put my gear on: I want to wrestle, I want to perform,” shared Roman Reigns last April in an interview for WWE Chronicle, just moments before his Wrestlemania XXXV comeback. “I don’t care. I just want to be on the show. And along the way, I want to use this Wrestlemania-platform to create different opportunities for those who are in this struggle. Right now, it is just about enjoying these blessings that are put upon me.”

Viacom International Media Networks Announces Partnership with Facebook to Create Multiple Original Shortform Series on Facebook Watch

Four brand new eight-part series featuring popular social influencers to premiere this year

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB),  today announced a partnership with Facebook to launch an upcoming slate of eight original shortform series created for Facebook Watch. The announcement was made at All That Matters 2019 in Singapore. The series will be created by MTV Asia as part of the publisher and creator video incubation program for Facebook Watch. With genres ranging across music entertainment, pro-social and reality, the series will feature popular social influencers in Asia. Four shows will premiere later this year while the remaining four will be developed in 2020.

GMA Network Holds Exclusive Event For September Primetime Shows

September will be exciting for Kapuso viewers as GMA Telebabad will have a brand new lineup.

The Gift, Beautiful Justice, One of the Baes, and the second season of The Clash will all have their premieres this September 2019

Justice never looked this beautiful as Beautiful Justice starts on September 9. It stars Yasmien Kurdi, Bea Blnene, and Gabbi Garcia as three women who will band together to unravel the secrets behind the death of their loved ones.

"The Addams Family" Celebrates the Creepy in New Trailer

Weird is wonderful! Watch the brand new international trailer for Universal Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures’ comedy adventure The Addams Family.

Get ready to snap your fingers! The Addams Family is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about this creepy and kooky clan.  You may think your family is weird but the outlandish, bizarre, and completely iconic Addams Family, will have you thinking again.

In the film, The Addams Family’s lives are turned upside down when they realize the town next door is suddenly full of uptight suburbanites led by an over-the-top TV host who is trying to build the perfect world - her way! – and who will stop at nothing to get rid of a freaky family like the Addams. If that’s not bad enough, Wednesday has to go to public school for the first time, and Pugsley has to prepare for a big performance that the extended Addams family from across the globe will be coming to judge. What could possibly go wrong?”

Ryle Santiago Renews His Baby Product Endorsement


Hashtags' Ryle Santiago may have the most unusual endorsement with a baby care product Cherub but this does not mean he not fit for the job. Recently he just renewed his contract with them to be their brand ambassador.

Cherub Baby products ranges from Baby wipes, soaps, and other children hygiene items and they were able to get him to promote the product as they go around the country also meeting his fans who either are parents or have a baby in their family that uses their product.

With his initial contract spanning 18 months, the management was also surprised that it was time to renew his contract with them. Ryle has been to 30 shows that include school visits, mall events and festivals.

GCash launches Customer Protect program for users

Leading mobile wallet GCash, powered by fintech startup Mynt, provides users with increased peace of mind when using the app with the launch of its Customer Protect program.

Under the program, GCash users are assured of compensation for unauthorized financial transactions on their GCash app, GCash on Messenger or GCash Mastercard platforms arising from instances such as stolen mobile phones or identity theft. 

A user should file a report regarding any irregular transaction—such as unauthorized withdrawals or point-of-sale (POS) purchases—on GCash’s official customer care channels within 15 days from the date of the said transaction. Eligible and valid disputes can be reversed for amounts of up to P100,000.

YouTube announces the winners of NextUp Manila 2019

YouTube unveiled the winners of NextUp Manila 2019, a contest that gives Filipino creators a chance to realize their full potential and help them elevate their YouTube career. This year’s batch features a diverse set of emerging talents including a law student, farmer, seafarer, home-based professional, celebrity and music artists who are ready to make more meaningful and relevant content online. 

The winners of NextUp Manila 2019 are: indie powerhouse Reese Lansangan, law student Lex in Motion, poultry farmer from Bicol Dwight Tamayo, cycling enthusiast Mark More, Cebuana corporate employee turned content creator Rea Ninja, talented entertainer  Charlotte F. and free-spirited men’s beauty guru Kuys Kiko. 

Morissette Joins a1’s Ben Adams on new Christmas Anthem

Nothing heralds iconic holiday tune more than having two established stars collaborate on one festive anthem.  Ben Adams, the lead sing...

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