Showing posts from September, 2019


ABS-CBN International launches digital news brand TAYO for the new generation Filipinos across North America

There is a new kid on the digital content block serving uplifting news each day to the new generation of Filipinos across North America –- introducing ABS-CBN International’s TAYO News.
TAYO is a Filipino word that means “we” or “us,” a definition embraced by TAYO News in its mission to deliver content that uplifts, entertains, and informs viewers in a culturally relevant way that represents the tremendous achievements, impact, and diversity of today’s native-born Filipino community.

Original Cake's Delightful Cakes and Confectionery: Taiwan’s Famous Soft and Fluffy Cake

Delivering happiness through freshly-baked traditional Taiwanese cakes made with high-quality ingredients for all people to enjoy is what Original Cake stands for. Original Cake is sharing the taste of Taiwanese tradition to the Philippines. Founded in 2010, Original Cake has three strong outlets in Taiwan,  branches in countries such as Singapore, Indonesia, and nowhere in the Philippines and still looking to expand into other countries such as Thailand, Australia, and the United States of America. Meanwhile, the expansion in the Philippines is also rapidly growing through the 4 established branches located at SM City San Lazaro, SM City Fairview, Ayala Mall Circuit, SM City Sucat and with more upcoming branches.

Globe Makes 917 Celebration More Meaningful

September 17 or 917 is the time of the year when Globe shows its huge appreciation to its loyal customers. Inspired by the company’s original and longstanding 917 prefix, Globe is making the 917 celebration more meaningful not only with customer rewards and surprises  but by sharing Globe of Good with others on its fourth year.
Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu said the company is elevating the customer experience for its 917 celebration this year. “With the theme “Grateful for You”, we are making the 917 celebration into a more meaningful and shareable experience by encouraging our customers to share with other people the happiness and goodwill they are going to receive from Globe,” Cu said.

'Tis the Season to Be Scary as "Black Christmas" Drops First Trailer

Just in time for the holidays comes Universal Pictures’ and Blumhouse Productions’ Black Christmas, a timely take on a cult horror classic as a campus killer comes to face a formidable group of friends in sisterhood.
Check out the film’s first trailer below and watch Black Christmas in Philippine cinemas December 11.

Nicole Kidman Redefines Maternal Love in "The Goldfinch"

In Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Goldfinch, Nicole Kidman stars as Mrs. Barbour, the elegant Park Avenue matriarch of a wholly dysfunctional family.  
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In “The Goldfinch,” after a tragedy that leaves him practically an orphan, young Theo (Oakes Fegley) can’t go home.  When the social workers ask him if there is anyone who could help, the only name he can think to give them is Mrs. Barbour, the mother of his school chum, Andy.

"Joker" -- An Origin Story Like You've Never Seen

Warner Bros. Pictures’ new critically acclaimed drama “Joker,” the winner of this year’s Golden Lion (equivalent to Best Picture) at the Venice Film Festival, is an original, standalone origin of this infamous character, the tale of an atmosphere of unrest fostering a man on the brink who, like his city—and likely, because of it—grows closer to the precipice.
This is not the Gotham, nor the Joker, one would recognize from 80 years of established storytelling depicted on the page or screen.

Shopee Smashes Records for 9.9 Super Shopping Day

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, concludes its most successful 9.9 Super Shopping Day to date. With the tremendous support from users, sellers, brands, and partners across the region, Shopee registered its best-ever performance on September 9, highlighted by:

Cuddle Weather - The "Marupokpok" Movie Of The Year

With PPP just around the corner, the lin up for this year is exciting with a spectrum of stories and approach with storytelling and direction. And one of the favorites is the sexy romantic film Cuddle Weather. This is one of the first three movies announced for the festival which stars Sue Ramirez and RK Bagatsing.

This debut movie of Rod Marmol is also lucky to be part of the nationwide movie festival working with great actors like Sue and RK. Known for being a writer and a spoken word artist, this is expected to bring in hugots and engaging lines. Sue for the second time joins PPP after last year's Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wifi. While RK is gaining popularity with his morning soap opera Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit.

Cuddle Weather is the story of two prostitutes Adela and Ram where Adela is the expert of the trade while Ram is a new kid in the flesh industry. Spearing us from the usual flashbacks about their past, which will be unveiled eventually throughout its course. Adela and Ram ma…

"Doctor Sleep" Final Trailer Brings Fatal Duel with Evil

The world is a hungry place, a dangerous place. Watch the final trailer now of Warner Bros. Pictures’ new supernatural thriller “Doctor Sleep,” the sequel to the classic horror film, “The Shining.”
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Dayaw Brings Back Bearers Of Culture For Seventh Season On ANC

Deputy Speaker and Antique congresswoman Loren Legarda urges Filipinos to learn and honor indigenous cultures 
Filipino heritage is alive and well through the efforts of our "bearers of culture," individuals who have made it their mission to teach indigenous dance, song or chant, and skills for the future generations to inherit. 
On the seventh season of "Dayaw" on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) starting on September 19, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda once again shares the stories of these unsung heroes, who silently yet passionately protect our national identity by preserving our and traditions. 

Reinvent yourself from a couch potato to a fitness buff

Sports center brings elite training, facilities for everybody
Nowadays, lifting weights and pumping irons just don’t cut it anymore. As people become more conscious of their fitness, they are also looking for exciting ways to train and to experience working out like an elite athlete. Fitness centers are now taking the game to the next level by integrating exciting concepts features, programs, and facilities that can cater to all types of fitness and athletic experience.

Two Filipino mothers win fine-quality modern BRIA Homes through Eat Bulaga

For two ordinary Filipino moms, a ‘better life’ for their families suddenly came within reach when they each won a BRIA Homes unit as top prize at a game in Eat Bulaga, part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the longest-running noontime show in the Philippines. The lucky duo was among forty contestants that were given a chance to win well-designed, fine-quality modern homes from BRIA. 
On those two separate occasions, Jhonelyn of Puerto Princesa and Jessica of Caloocan picked the key that could open the lock of a box that presented BRIA residential units as prizes—courtesy of the fastest-growing mass housing developer in the country.

First "Bad Boys for Life" Trailer Reunites Will Smith & Martin Lawrence

Ride together. Die together. Watch the first trailer of Columbia Pictures’ new action comedy Bad Boys for Life starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life.

“13th of SEPTEMBER” - Official Entry To the 9th Festival International de Théâtre de Mont-Laurier

“13th of September” - the Philippine’s official entry to the 9th Festival International de Theatre De Mont-Laurier is all set for its international gala performance on September 9 – Monday 4 pm at the Espace Theatre located at 543 Rue du Pont Local, Quebec, Canada.
Produced by Be Our Guest Theatricals, “13th of September – A Reimagination of Lanie Robertson’s “The Insanity of Mary Girard” was adapted by playwright Eljay Castro Deldoc and directed by Riki Benedicto.
The 9th Festival International de Theatre De Mont-Laurier is a biennial theater festival which will be held from September 5 – 11 with a total of only 25 companies from 19 countries as participants. The Philippines is the only country from Southeast Asia who was selected to join the festival since its launch in 2003.
The complete list of countries are as follows: Algeria, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Italy, Morocco, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Romania, and Syria.

Vico Sotto Leads In Opening NeighborGoods At Ayala Malls The 30th

Many are happy with the new administration of Mayor Vico Sotto for Pasig City, and as part of his projects to further progress the city and its citizens is to promote and support them with entrepreneurship. He recently joined in the launch of the  NeighborGoods at Ayala Malls The 30th.

The mall which is in the eastern part of the Ortigas center provided a new place for Pasiguenos to shop and unwind. This is a perfect place to set up an exhibit that will showcase proudly Pasig-based businesses that also aims to be the next big enterprise.

Google launches Cebuano on Word Lens and indigenous scripts on Gboard

In line with the concluding celebration of the National Language Month or Buwan ng Wika, Google honors the Filipino language with exciting updates for Translate and Gboard.
Cebuano, one of the country’s major languages, is now available on Word Lens, a feature within Google Translate app that gives an instant camera translation. Word Lens works by simply letting users hold their phone in front of a sign or menu in a foreign language, and then the translation instantly overlays on the screen. The newly expanded 88 source languages including Cebuano can now be instantly translated into more than 100 languages.
This update is helpful for tourists to communicate with the locals better and understand Cebu’s culture more. Users who are already familiar with Cebuano can still use the tool to learn other languages as well.

Experience The Merlion City With Singaporium!

I've never been to Singapore, and may still have not, but this does not mean I cannot experience what it is like to be in the progressive South East Asian city state because recently at the Podium they have launched SINGAPORIUM - an exclusive lifestyle and food pop up showcasing brands that are proudly from Singapore.
And as the Philippines and SIngapore are celebrating their 50th diplomatic relations this year, it is fitting to have this kind of event that will celebrate the friendship and let Filipinos have a taste and feel of their country. Organized by Enterprise Singapore, the Pop-Up experience center will run from September 6 to 15, 2019. They aim to grow and globalize Singaporean brands in which many are looking forward to open their branches in the Philippines.

Michael B. Jordan Fights for Justice in the "Just Mercy" Trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures has just premiered the first trailer for “Just Mercy” starring Michael B. Jordan and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson.  The film is an inspiring drama that brings one of America’s most important stories today to the big screen.  
Award-winning filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton (“The Glass Castle,” “Short Term 12”) directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote, based on the award-winning nonfiction bestseller by Bryan Stevenson.  

See the Anti-Hero Up Close in Two New "Joker" Posters

Warner Bros. Pictures has just unveiled two new posters for “Joker,” starring Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Oscar winner Robert De Niro, and directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips.
Check out the one-sheet artworks below and watch “Joker” in Philippine cinemas October 3.
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“Joker” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #JokerMovie

McAvoy, Chastain, Hader Lead the Adult Losers in "IT Chapter Two"

Twenty-seven years after the Losers’ Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more, in Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema’s “IT Chapter Two.” Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, people are disappearing again, so Mike, the only one of the group to remain in their hometown, calls the others home. Damaged by the experiences of their past, they must each conquer their deepest fears to destroy Pennywise once and for all...putting them directly in the path of the shape-shifting clown that has become deadlier than ever.

Bringing Thra To Life

Netflix released a behind the scenes look at The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance - Bringing Thra to Life - featuring voice cast and creators.
“The ensemble cast of actors that are doing the voice work speaks for itself. It’s incredible. But behind that is the other layers of the puppeteers and suit artists because they have made choices in movement and pace and style that you inherit,” said Nathalie Dormer who voices Onica.
Based on The Dark Crystal, Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story, set many years before the events of the movie, and realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects. The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit an…

‘Inside Out’ on Sept 10 at RCBC auditorium

“Inside Out” is a dance concert inspired by the book of the same title. The book is a compilation of lectures of yogini Dadi Janki, who was touted by scientists as having the World’s Most Stable Mind.
In 1978, the Medical and Science Research Institute at the University of Texas conducted a study on the brain activity of people who meditated. Dadi Janki’s results showed that while performing actions, lecturing and doing math, her brain waves recorded delta, a state equivalent to deep sleep and regeneration.
In most of her lectures, she explains that developing a calm mind under all circumstances is based on using the powers of the soul—peace, love, purity, happiness and truth.
“Inside Out” will be held on Sept. 10, 7:30 pm at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza. This one-woman show, performed by Marge Enriquez, is directed by Bong Cabrera and choreographed by Kris-Belle Paclibar.

Shopee Offers Sitewide Free Shipping ₱0 Minimum Spend for 9.9 Super Shopping Day

On September 9, users can look forward to 24 rounds of Flash Deals with discounts up to 90% off
Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, celebrates 9.9 Super Shopping Day by offering All Day Sitewide Free Shipping ₱0 minimum spend on September 9. In addition, consumers can look forward to flash deals up to 90% off, 100% cashback and discount vouchers, and amazing prizes to take home from Shopee’s ₱1 Game.

Shakey’s Saves the Planet One Step at a Time

In its mission to provide a positive impact to the community, Shakey’s has partnered with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to promote the #AyokoNgPlastik Movement.
Last August 8, 2019, a total of 131 volunteers from Shakey’s and WWF headed over to Las Pinas-Paranaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) for a Coastal Clean-up.
LPPCHEA is a nature reserve of mangroves, ponds, lagoons and a mixed beach forest, and it homes 41 migratory bird species from China, Japan and Siberia. But because it is beside Manila Bay, the islands in LPPCHEA have been a catch basin for trash from the surrounding bodies of water especially during the rainy season.

"The Two Popes" Has The Perfect Casting

From Fernando Meirelles, the Academy Award-nominated director of “City of God,” and three-time Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Anthony McCarten, comes an intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years. Frustrated with the direction of the church, Cardinal Bergoglio (Jonathan Pryce) requests permission to retire in 2012 from Pope Benedict (Anthony Hopkins). 

Instead, facing scandal and self-doubt, the introspective Pope Benedict summons his harshest critic and future successor to Rome to reveal a secret that would shake the foundations of the Catholic Church. Behind Vatican walls, a struggle commences between both tradition and progress, guilt and forgiveness, as these two very different men confront elements from their pasts in order to find common ground and forge a future for a billion followers around the world.

With the two having likeness with the actual popes, many were impressed with the casting and became hyped with the film. "T…

Ansel Elgort Struggles with Loss, Guilt in "The Goldfinch"

Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Goldfinch is the achingly poignant journey of trauma survivor Theo Decker,  portrayed as an adult by Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver, The Fault in Our Stars) and, as a child, by Oakes Fegley (Pete’s Dragon).
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The film is based on Donna Tartt’s best-selling novel The Goldfinch, published in the fall of 2013, and immediately became a must-read, topping best seller lists around the globe, earning numerous honors, including the coveted Pulitzer Prize.

Philippine Opera Company Presents 'Passion' The Tony Award Winner For Best Musical From Sept. 14-29

“ PASSION is about how the force of somebody's feelings for you can crack you open, and how it is the life force in a deadened world." - Stephen Sondheim
For its 20th year anniversary celebration, The Philippine Opera Company is inviting everyone to a romantic journey into and through the many shades and mysteries of love as it proudly presents a new production of PASSION - the 1994 Tony Award for Best Musical from September 14 - 29 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City.
From the Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, and based on the 1981 Italian film ‘Passione d'amore’, discover the power of love in PASSION with the wondrously complex landscape of the human heart as the subject of this haunting, intensely emotional one-act chamber opera that many consider to be Sondheim's deepest and most powerful evening of musical theatre.

De-Aging Techniques Employed for the Young Losers in "IT Chapter Two"

Reprising their roles in Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema’s “IT Chapter Two” as the young members of the Losers Club are Jaeden Martell as Bill, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie, Finn Wolfhard as Richie, Sophia Lillis as Beverly, Chosen Jacobs as Mike, and Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben.  
There was one problem, though. The young Losers by then were not as young by three years since “IT Chapter One.” Producer Barbara Muschietti acknowledges, “Physically, most of them changed quite radically, and we knew we were going to employ some de-aging techniques for the flashbacks.

Bayani Agbayani Takes On A New Character With Home Suite

There is no doubt that what Bayani Agbayani touches becomes comedy gold. His jolly and comedic timing made him lovable and a household name. And speaking of household, he just landed a new endorsement for the furnishing brand Home Suite.
The brand is under CLC Marketing Ventures Corp., whose brands include Giant Carrier (infant care  items), Anthro Office Systems (Office furniture), Furnicon (hotel and restaurant furnishings), and Espacio (premium products). Home Suite provides a wide selection of Bedroom, Living, Dining Room items that are suited for the Filipino home.

IT Chapter Two - How Can Evil End?

After waiting for two years, it is time for us to go back to the town of Derry where a group of kids made an oath to stop IT after its 27 years of slumber. We had s scarefest with the first IT movie which brought new life to the classic Stephen King novel.

Now for chapter two, it will now introduce a grown up gang who have their own lives outside Derry. But when It comes back after decades of slumber, it again wrecks havoc on the small town and its residents. These incidents will eventually call the group back to finally kill the murderous clown or they will be killed by him.

With their own separate lives outside the troubled town, they have forgotten some of the memories of the most traumatic experience of their lives. Catching up with their own lives looks very fun and nostalgic, however it takes a turn to horror as Pennywise the clown plays with the groups fears and frustration.

Celebrate With Your Friends With The Greenwich Barkada Box Awards!

As recognition of your never ending friendship, the unique connections, and the fun times you have with your barkada, it is fitting that they are recognized for their characteristics. As the bonding food of the barkada, Greenwich celebrates Friendship month with the Barkada Box Awards.

The Barkada Box Awards is Greenwich’s pioneering and chalog (charming plus kalog) way of appreciating our friends through creatively designed limited time offer pizza boxes that is meant to be entertainingly awarded to each of our barkada. 

To celebrate these milestones, the Barkada Box Awards Grand Hangout was also held at the activity center of  Ayala Malls Market! Market! together with the ultimate barkada Erinque Gil, Yassi Pressman, Joj and Jai Apangan.The area became a place of boding for friends as they  play agmes, have free flowing pizza, and also watch and also experience the ultimate barkada 

LG reignites an old rivalry with Asian Basketball Showdown II

Korea’s LG Sakers and Barangay Ginebra gear up for a battle of the ages
Basketball season is in full swing! Five years after their last meeting, worlds collide yet again as two of the most popular basketball teams in Asia face each other once more. The LG Sakers, one of the stalwarts of the Korean Basketball League (KBL), is set to face what is arguably the country’s most beloved PBA team – the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.
Dubbed as Asian Basketball Showdown, the first exhibition game between the two teams happened 5 years ago and was received very well by the appreciative crowd. It was a landmark event that pitted perennial crowd favorites in their respective leagues. The LG Sakers is one of the most well-supported teams in the whole of South Korea while Barangay Ginebra is a pillar in Philippine sporting history. To have these two teams face against each other is a dream come true for every fan of basketball.

Weekend shopping gets more exciting with Home Credit’s Hulugan Knockout promo

Anyone can avail it all weekends of this month!
Ready your wish list—the biggest shopping month of the year is coming this September with Home Credit’s Hulugan Knockout promo. Every weekend of the month, you can drop by the partner stores nearest you and get a 5% discount on the price of the item you want on top of paying for it in easy monthly installments. Prefer a 0% interest deal instead? You can get this on select items as well! Just pay the downpayment and go home with your item. Now isn’t that the best pre-Christmas shopping gift ever?
The Hulugan Knockout promo does not have any required minimum purchase amount or any special requirements. Just visit any of Home Credit’s partner stores, approach one of their friendly sales associates, and provide two (2) valid IDs. No credit card needed. You can even know the results of your application in as fast as one minute!

Manny Pacquiao Launches PAC Token At The Big Dome Tonight!

Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) presents Manny Pacquiao - A Concert For Champions and the Grand PAC Token Launch at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, Manila this Sunday. 
The 40-year-old World Champion boxer and Senator of The Philippines Manny Pacquiao, who beat Keith Thurman with a sensational performance in July, sings before an electrifying audience of almost 10,000 fans, mesmerising the crowd with numerous hit songs during his first major concert. Hosted by award-winning singer-songwriter Sean Wong, award-winning TV host and master of ceremonies RJ Ledesma and Miss Eco Philippines 2018 Maureen Montagne, guest performers include reigning Reina Hispanoamericana Philippines 2018 Alyssa Muhlach, Miss Multinational Philippines 2018 Kimi Mugford, Gerphil Flores, El Gamma Penumbra and Kris Lawrence. Also present at the blockbuster event are his business manager Arnold Vegafria and Sir Dr. Jeffrey Lin, CEO of GCOX.

PH & China, An Exchange of Art and Culture

Since 2002, Bank of China Manila has been working towards boosting bilateral cooperation in the economic, financial, and trade fields between China and the Philippines. From efforts like the SME Cross-Border Trade and Investment conference, where Filipino businesses were matched with Chinese investors, to the facilitation of two panda bond issuances, the bank has been steadfast in pursuing its mission of bridging the Philippine and Chinese markets. 
That mission goes beyond business, as Bank of China Manila extends its efforts to bridging people. "Our two countries have been friends for a long time. We share many similarities, but we also share many differences. Through this exchange of cultures, we hope to enhance the understanding between the peoples of Philippines and China," said Mr. Deng Jun, Country Head of Bank of China Manila.