Of Judgment Day and Time Loops A Refresher Course on the Terminator Saga

In 1984, visionary director James Cameron introduced a game-changer in the sci-fi-action movie genre with the first Terminator – a film that pulled audiences into a thrilling world of cyborgs, AI supercomputers, time travel, and alternate futures. 

Now, the renowned filmmaker returns for Terminator: Dark Fate, working closely with the film’s current director, Tim Miller who breathes new life to the saga. Cameron describes Terminator: Dark Fate as a direct sequel to Terminator 2, one that recaptures the riveting tone of the original Terminator and its follow-up. “It has the same intensity, the same take-no-prisoners feeling and sense of abject terror,” he says.

Making Terminator: Dark Fate his own, Tim Miller shared how he balanced the fresh but familiar feel of the film. “We all felt strongly that the film should be in some way a handoff to new characters, but we wanted to continue the structure of the “trinity” consisting of hunters, protectors, and prey,” he says.

A Twisted "Grudge" Takes Hold in Horror Film's New Trailer

Producer Sam Raimi brings us a twisted new take of the horror classic.  Watch the brand new trailer for the hardcore, new vision of The Grudge.

Directed by Nicolas Pesce, The Grudge stars Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin with Lin Shaye and Jacki Weaver. With a screenplay by Nicolas Pesce and a story by Nicolas Pesce and Jeff Buhler, The Grudge is based on the film Ju-On: The Grudge written & directed by Takashi Shimizu. The Grudge is produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise and is executive produced by Nathan Kahane, Erin Westerman, Brady Fujikawa, Andrew Pfeffer, Roy Lee, Doug Davison, John Powers Middleton and Schuyler Weiss. 

Awards Contender "Richard Jewell" Shares Poster

The brand new poster for Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Richard Jewell” has just been released. Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on the true story of the 1996 Atlanta bombing, the film tells what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth.

Check out the poster below and watch “Richard Jewell” in Philippine cinemas January 15, 2020.

“There is a bomb in Centennial Park.  You have thirty minutes.”  The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta bombing—his report making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives.  But within days, the law enforcement wannabe becomes the FBI’s number one suspect, vilified by press and public alike, his life ripped apart.  Reaching out to independent, anti-establishment attorney Watson Bryant, Jewell staunchly professes his innocence.  But Bryant finds he is out of his depth as he fights the combined powers of the FBI, GBI and APD to clear his client’s name, while keeping Richard from trusting the very people trying to destroy him.

Loc&Stor 24/7 releases “The Secret” and “One Night Only”—two short films on family love, heartache, and new beginnings

Loc&Stor 24/7 has released two compelling branded short films directed by award-winning director Chris Cahilig, featuring stories of family love, loss, heartache, and new beginnings.

Moving on from the passing of someone we love is never easy—not when there is so much to miss and look back to. But “The Secret” shows away to help ease the heartache . . . through the memories our loved ones left behind.

Taylor Swift, Andrew Lloyd Webber Write New Original Song for Universal Pictures' "Cats"

Today, Universal Pictures announced that global music icon Taylor Swift and legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber have collaborated on a new, original song written for Universal Pictures’ film Cats, based on Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical. The song, “Beautiful Ghosts,” will feature in both the film and in the end credits.

Cats, in Philippine theaters January 8, is directed by Oscar®-winning filmmaker Tom Hooper (Les Misérables, The King’s Speech), and stars Swift, James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Rebel Wilson and Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward.  

Explore your disbursement options with Powerpay+

If you’re amazed at what you can do on mobile wallet GCash, get ready to be surprised even more. 

GCash is known mostly for its individual payment features—among them scan to pay at merchant counters, bills payments, and bank transfers—which have made transactions usually done in traditional banks and payment centers possible with just a few clicks on the phone. 

But did you know GCash also has a feature to help business owners disburse payments as easily? 

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Picks Up Award-Winning Independent Film “Yellow Rose”

FilAm director Diane Paragas’ narrative feature debut is first Filipino film acquired by Sony for theatrical release in the U.S.

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) announced today that it has acquired all worldwide rights, excluding the Philippines, to the film Yellow Rose, directed by Filipino-American Diane Paragas in her narrative feature debut.

Yellow Rose is a timely story about a Filipino teen from a small Texas town who fights to pursue her dreams as a country music performer while facing the threat of deportation. The film stars two-time Tony Award Nominee Eva Noblezada (Hadestown, Miss Saigon) in her feature film debut, Tony Award Winner Lea Salonga (Once on this Island, Miss Saigon), Princess Punzalan (Mula Sa Puso), Dale Watson (Friday Night Lights), Gustavo Gomez (The Walking Dead), Libby Villari (Boyhood), and Liam Booth (Ghosts Never Sleep).

The rise of e-cigarettes and RELX Technology

The use of electronic cigarettes has surged worldwide over the past decade, with the global market valued at US$10.3B in 2018 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 24.9% from 2019 to 2025 per multiple reports. Though there are several major players in the vaping industry, most of them owned by tobacco companies, one recent independent entrant, RELX Technology – pronounced “relax” – has stood out from the competition.

McDonald’s inks partnership agreement with Mandaluyong City in support of DepEd’s WIP

McDonald’s, City of Mandaluyong inks MOA From L-R:
Mandaluyong City PESO Manager Emma Javier, Chief SGOD OIC
Rex Ado, Mandaluyong City Mayor Hon. Carmelita Abalos,
McDonald’s Philippines SVP for Human Capital Group Chona Torre,
Office of the Schools Division Superintendent OIC Dr. Romela Cruz
McDonald’s inks partnership agreement with Mandaluyong City in support of DepEd’s WIP – Quick service giant, Golden Arches Development Corporation (McDonald’s Philippines) opened its doors to strengthen its commitment to support the learning and growth of Senior High School students through the Work Immersion Program (WIP). This partnership was made official with a memorandum of agreement signing ceremony with Mayor Carmelita Abalos and with the Department of Education (DepEd) through the Schools Division Office of Mandaluyong.

Congresswoman Rida Robes Advocates Mental Health- Named Ambassador Against Cyber-bullying

Depression and mental health is a rising global concern to humanity and many of us have faced or know people who are going through it. This what Lone district of San Jose Del Monte congresswoman Rida Robes wants to address to congress and to the public. She admits that she went through depression and cyber-bullying because of her looks before.

She also shared that there was reports of suicides from a public school in the city, all teenagers and died within a year. This was alarming for her and knew that there is a need to provide help to those who are experiencing depression and cyber-bullying. In one of her recent privilege speech titled “Changing Faces,” she discussed the “changed faces” of the Filipino youth citing that suicidal teenagers usually ranges from 13 to 25 years old.

Finn Wolfhard is Brother-From-Hell Pugsley in "The Addams Family"

A relentless innovator of devilish schemes and a menacing ten-year-old on over-drive, Pugsley enjoys setting unsuccessful booby traps for his sister Wednesday and bemused father, Gomez.

Stranger Things and IT sensation Finn Wolfhard breathes life to Pugsley in Universal Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures’ new animated comedy The Addams Family.

While everyone in the movie is struggling to accept things that are foreign to them and playing with boundaries, Pugsley gets a more physically active storyline, one in which he has to take a break from his pyrotechnic hobby to learn the “Sabre Mazurka,” a rite of passage ceremony to prove he is indeed ready to become an Addams Family man. Taking a break from — literally torturing his sister Wednesday — Pugsley can’t seem to grasp the frenzied routine, disappointing Gomez. Ultimately Gomez realizes that Pugsley has to march to the beat of his own demented drum.

Open Your Eyes: "Doctor Sleep" Unveils Three Spooky Posters

Fear never sleeps. Check out below three, eye-popping brand new artworks for Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming supernatural thriller “Doctor Sleep,” the next chapter in “The Shining” story of Stephen King.

In Philippine cinemas Thursday, November 07, “Doctor Sleep” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #DoctorSleepMovie

About “Doctor Sleep”

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

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

It’s Green vs. Maroon Night in Sydney as Loyal Alumni Cheer for their UAAP Basketball Teams

Filipinos abroad thirsting for good old collegiate basketball rivalry are in for a treat as TFC brings the UAAP Season 82 Watch Party in Australia. Proud alumni from De La Salle University and the University of the Philippines are given the venue to wear their colors and root for their alma mater at the One World Sports Bar, The Crown Hotel Parramatta.

It will be the second time the Green Archers are facing the Fighting Maroons on the hardcourt this season. During Round 1 of the tourney, UP nabbed the game with a 72-71 come-from-behind victory earning them their fourth win in a row. The upset is anticipated to fuel DLSU to claim their sixth victory.

As of writing, UP Fighting Maroons are on the 2nd spot at the Men’s Basketball Division and DLSU Green Archers, 5th. Leading is the unbeatable ADMU Blue Eagles with twelve wins. Will it be a sea of blue once again in the championship? Or will maroon or green be emerging to dethrone the reigning champs and rise as the new kings?

GCash moves to turn tide of savings for Pinoys

A doctor has saved many lives but has no savings in the bank. An art director churns out a successful savings campaign but is failing her bank account. A lawyer who has tried many criminal cases pleads guilty to being broke. An overseas Filipino worker toils for years to give his family a bright future but still has zero savings.

These were just some of the narratives in GCash’s #PlsSaveMe campaign that resonated well with Filipinos as they bared on social media the ugly truth about their spending habits and financial woes.

McDonald’s boosts QSR work immersion, provides world-class training for students in Makati City

In a bid to strengthen its commitment to support the learning and development of the youth, Golden Arches Development Corporation (McDonald’s Philippines) signs a partnership with the City Government of Makati and with the Department of Education (DepEd) through the Schools Division Office of Makati City to help prepare senior high school students in the city for employment through the Work Immersion Program (WIP).

SM Cinema’s Sine Sindak Horror Film Festival is back to give moviegoers full-on fright fix

SM Cinema’s very own Sine Sindak Horror Film Festival is back for its second run with five curated movie titles courtesy of Crystalsky Multimedia Inc. – Dead Sight, Evil’s Curse, Door Lock, The Only Mom and Look Away – starting October 23 until October 29 at all SM Cinema branches.

Movie Lineup

In Deadsight, a partially blind man and a pregnant officer work together to escape their town through swarms of the living dead.

A holiday romance gone wrong, Evil’s Curse is the story of a young backpacker falls in love with a girl who is possessed by demons.

Doorlock is a creepy story about a woman’s escape and struggle from a stalker.

Gal Gadot & Director Patty Jenkins Set to Showcase "Wonder Woman 1984" at CCXP Brazil Dec 8

In partnership with Twitter, the DC Super Hero’s Show-Stopping Presentation will be livestreamed so fans everywhere can be part of the action from São Paulo, bringing CCXP to the world—and the world to CCXP.

In honor of Wonder Woman Day, Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Wonder Woman 1984 will close the show at this year’s Comic Con Experience, better known as CCXP, in São Paulo, Brazil on Sunday, 8 December.  The Thunder Hall presentation will feature several firsts, including the film’s star, Gal Gadot, and director, Patty Jenkins, on hand to introduce the first-ever trailer for their upcoming film, due in theaters next June.  And for the first time in the history of CCXP, the show will be livestreamed on Twitter, connecting the talent and the 3500 fans inside the venue to Wonder Woman fans around the world in real time.  What’s more, those in the room will be able to see tweets from around the world as they cascade live down a giant screen on the stage.  The panel will also feature a Q&A and other big surprises as well.

To follow the event live: @WonderWomanFilm will host the livestream, with Twitter handles from across the globe sharing as well.  Fans will have the opportunity to sign up for Wonder Woman updates via @TwitterMovies as well.

BRIA Homes continues to expand in new territories

To date, BRIA Homes has more than 50 projects in progressive town
and cities as it addresses the dearth of mass housing in the country.
 Already, BRIA Homes has helped legions of ordinary Filipino families
 to achieve their dreams of owning a home in various communities nationwide.
 Toi know more about BRIA Homes, call (0966) 277 5944,
like “Bria Official” on Facebook, and follow “@TheBriaOfficial”
on Twitter and Instagram. 
With BRIA Homes having established itself as the fastest-growing mass housing developer in the Philippines, it rides on its momentum as it continues to expand in new territories, still aligned with its vision of providing affordable and well-designed homes for ordinary Filipinos. 

To date, BRIA Homes is working on more than 50 projects in progressive town and cities as it fulfills its commitment of addressing the dearth of mass housing in the country. Already, BRIA Homes has helped legions of ordinary Filipinos to achieve their dreams of owning a home in various communities nationwide,

SAMSUNG and Grab make commutes more inspiring and enjoyable!

Filipinos spend a lot of time stuck in traffic. With not much left to do but sit and wait—especially during rush hour—commuters are forced to find inventive ways to stay entertained or be productive.

Have no fear, Samsung is coming to the rescue. Wanting to make every ride not just bearable, but an enjoyable time for all, Samsung has recently partnered with ride-hailing app Grab.

OPPO Reno2 series, designed to bring out the creative storymaker in you, officially launches in PH

The Reno2 series is a phone videography powerhouse that’s bound to take smartphone vlogging to the next level

World-leading smartphone brand OPPO takes on today's emergence of video content creation as a creative outlet with the grand launch of the Reno2 Series in the Philippines, which includes both the Reno2 and the Reno2 F. This latest iteration to the successful line of the Reno series is jam-packed with top-notch video-focused specs such as the Quad Rear Camera setup capable of up to 20x Digital Zoom, Ultra Steady Mode, Ultra Dark Mode, and more. These high-grade features allow users to create quality videos, and ultimately sparks creativity in sharing stories. With the OPPO Reno2, #AnyoneIsAStorymaker

Charlize Theron, Deliciously Morbid as Morticia in "The Addams Family"

Gomez Addams’ dream ghoul, Morticia is devoted to her family and runs the Addams household. While always calm, she does not suffer fools gladly, if at all and she’s been rocking a Goth-look since way before it was cool.

Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road) lends her voice to Morticia in Universal Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures’ new comedy adventure The Addams Family.

Theron was drawn to the enduring legacy of this quirky clan that, in a subversively delightful way, represents what family really means. “I think at the core, why people really respond to the Addams family, is because ultimately they will always be Addams and they take pride in that and never try to change themselves for anybody,” she says. “We all want to believe that we live our lives authentically, especially within our family circle. And this is a family that lives to the extreme. But there is something that is very grounded, because even though they're trying to kill each other, they love each other, and you really see that.”

Basta shopping this October, don't pay cash. PayMaya!

Get as much as P3,000 in cashback when you shop online and in stores with PayMaya this month

Ready your mobile wallets, folks! Shopping season is once again on full-throttle, and not only can you get the best discounts on deals when you shop online and in stores, but you can also get so much more when you shop with your PayMaya card or use PayMaya QR. 

Take advantage of all the sweet sales happening this month and zero in on online and in-store deals you’ve been wishing for when you use your PayMaya card or pay using QR for your online and in-store shopping this October—and get as much as P3,000 in cashback for all your purchases. 

Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin Assert their Choices in "Zombieland: Double Tap"

Emma Stone (La La Land, The Amazing Spider-Man) and Abigail Breslin (TV’s Scream Queens) are back for more zombie post-apocalyptic shenanigans, in Columbia Pictures’ action comedy Zombieland: Double Tap.

In the film, the core four characters Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Stone), and Little Rock (Breslin) have settled into their little family and new life together at The White House. Yes, The White House.

The heart speaks louder than words in the film "Isa Pa, with Feelings"

The Carlo Aquino-Maine Mendoza starrer film will be screening outside the Philippines starting October 22

Each one of us longs to be heard, literally or figuratively, one way or another.

But it is harder for the members of the deaf community all over the world, who despite different advancements in technology and efforts from different country’s government, still faces several challenges, according to Robyn Correll’s article “Challenges That Still Exist for the Deaf Community” published on Very Well Health last June 30, 2019. According to the article, among the challenges that still exist for the deaf community is “social isolation”, where they find it hard to communicate with others, even to their families, since not everyone knows how to use sign language. This leads some of them to choose to isolate themselves from others.

Former Westlife Member, Brian McFadden In An Intimate Concert In Cebu And Manila This November

Irish singer and song writer who rose to fame as one of the original members of the Irish boy band WESTLIFE, Brian McFadden, will be coming to Cebu at the Mediterranean Ballroom, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino on November 16, 2019 and Manila at the New Frontier Theatre, Araneta City, Quezon City on November 17, 2019 for an intimate concert. This is to complete our original Westlife live experience journey as #Batang90s. Joining Brian as a very special guest both for Cebu and Manila, is our very own first ever Idol Philippines champion, Ms. Zephanie Dimaranan, 

In June 1998, McFadden joined the Irish boy band WESTLIFE alongside Kian Egan, Markcus 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.

Hasley, Rosalía, Becky G, Akon, Ava Max, And Mabel To Perform At The "2019 MTV EMAS"

MTV today unveiled a group of powerhouse performers to kick off the “2019 MTV EMAs” lineup. Multi-platinum artist Halsey, Spanish sensation Rosalía, internationally renowned singer/actress and EMA show host Becky G, global superstar Akon, pop phenomenon Ava Max, as well as “Best New” and “Best Push” nominee Mabel are the first performers announced for the global music celebration airing live from FIBES Conference & Exhibition Centre of Seville, Spain on Sunday, November 3rd at 9:00pm CET.

The 2019 MTV EMAs will broadcast live on MTV Asia on Monday, 4 November 2019, starting with the red carpet premiere at 2.00 AM (WIB), 3.00 AM (SG/MY/PH), and 4.00 AM (MY - Astro). This is followed by the main show at 3.00 AM (WIB), 4.00 AM (SG/MY/PH), and 5.00 AM (MY – Astro). Catch the primetime encore telecast on the same day, 4 November, with the red carpet at 7.00 PM (WIB) and 8.00 PM (SG/MY/PH), and the main show at 7.50 PM (WIB) and 8.50 PM (SG/MY/PH).

RAWR Awards 2019 is on, voting is set till November 2!

The yearly RAWR Awards is back! The online-driven and fans-empowered award body is the brainchild of LionHearTV.net.

Its fifth edition and voting are all-set to conclude on November 2.

This year, in commemoration of the site’s 11th anniversary, RAWR Awards has 23 awards up for grabs. The awards are under three classifications–Cub Awards, Lion Awards, and the Pride Awards, respectively.

The Lovable Rogue Bunny is Back in "Peter Rabbit 2" Trailer

Old tricks. New mischief! Watch the new trailer now of Columbia Pictures’ new animated comedy Peter Rabbit 2.

In Peter Rabbit 2, the lovable rogue is back.  Bea (Rose Byrne), Thomas (Domhnall Gleeson), and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.

Directed by Will Gluck, Peter Rabbit 2 is written by Will Gluck and Patrick Burleigh, based on the characters and tales of “Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter.

The cast is led by Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki with Margot Robbie and James Corden as Peter Rabbit.

BA Original Documentary: KEPT unveils the story of Nanay Fedelina, abused domestic worker for 65 years

The story of Nanay Fedelina, domestic worker and human trafficking survivor, is featured in the BA Original Documentary KEPT: Six Decades of Servitude, airing this weekend on TFC.

BA Correspondent Steve Angeles, who is also the documentary’s writer and producer, learned of the story of Nanay about a year ago while he was covering the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC). “It was still in the prosecution stage, but due to the sensitivity of this, we kept this story a secret until they felt it was time to share her story, which we started doing on our BA newscast.”

According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, “Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in the United States. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality.”

Eisenberg, Harrelson Are Reluctant Sidekicks in "Zombieland: Double Tap" (Opens Oct 23)

Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg reprise their original characters Tallahassee and Columbus, respectively, in Columbia Pictures’ action comedy Zombieland: Double Tap.

One of the hallmarks of the original Zombieland is The Rules, Columbus’s guidelines on how to survive a zombie apocalypse that pop up on the screen during key moments. The most important? The Double Tap: taking great care to shoot a zombie twice to assure their extermination. Unfortunately for our heroes, the zombies have now evolved and they’re now faced with the T-800s, a Terminator-like species that’s relentless and notoriously hard to kill.

Green Day To Headline "MTV World Stage Seville"

Historic Plaza de España Performance To be Broadcast Globally During “2019 MTV EMAs”

MTV today announced that iconic rock act Green Day will headline “MTV World Stage Seville”, closing out “MTV Music Week” at the city’s spectacular Plaza de España on Saturday, November 2nd. The concert will take place ahead of the “2019 MTV EMAs”, which will broadcast live on MTV Asia on Monday, 4 November 2019, starting with the red carpet premiere at 2.00 AM (WIB), 3.00 AM (SG/MY/PH), and 4.00 AM (MY - Astro). This is followed by the main show at 3.00 AM (WIB), 4.00 AM (SG/MY/PH), and 5.00 AM (MY – Astro).

Smart starts pre-order for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Mobile subsidiary Smart Communications today announced it will offer the latest products from Apple, including iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, a new pro line for iPhone, as well as the new dual camera iPhone 11. Customers will be able to pre-order iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 ProMax beginning today, Oct. 18, at Smart Stores nationwide. The new iPhones will be available at Smart Stores starting Oct. 25. For complete pricing details, please visit www.smart.com.ph/Postpaid/iPhone11.

Globe Studios and Netflix Partner Exclusively to bring Filipino Film Dead Kids to Global Audiences

Netflix and Globe Studios today announced that they will be bringing Filipino film Dead Kids, exclusively to the global internet entertainment service.

Dead Kids is directed by award-winning director, Mikhail Red, who is known for his internationally acclaimed films ‘Birdshot,’ and ‘Eerie,’ -- both of which are also streaming on Netflix. Dead Kids is a story based on true events, that touches on an exciting mix of friendship, coming-of-age, thriller, and crime rolled into one, societal eye-opening movie. The cast is composed of several young actors including Sue Ramirez, Khalil Ramos, Markus Paterson, Vance Larena, alongside rising young stars Kelvin Miranda, Gabby Padilla, and Jan Silverio

SM Cinema underscores inclusivity in Maleficent “Welcome to the Moors” mall display

The Maleficent “Welcome to the Moors” exhibit features themed tunnels and three rooms that will transport moviegoers to different worlds. During the launch, visually impaired children from Deaf and Blind Foundation Philippines joined SM Cinema in welcoming the public into the Moors. The exhibit will run from October 10-16 in S’Maison and will move to SM Southmall from October 17-23.

In this sequel to the Sleeping Beauty-retelling, Maleficent’s peaceful life is turned upside down when Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip get engaged. Maleficent and her goddaughter suddenly find themselves in opposing sides of an impending war as Phillip’s mother, Queen Ingrith, plots to divide humans and fairies forever.

SunPIOLOgy On Its 11th Year Brings More Exciting Events

SunPIOLOgy is back again for its 11th year and still growing with a lot of activities meant to encourage more Filipinos to engage in healthy living and stay active throughout the year. Now more than a decade, the events under the SunPIOLOgy brand together with SunLife Philippines continues and always supported by its ambassador Piolo Pascual.

When SunPIOLOgy started, they initially had running events and when the years progressed they added new sports like swimming and cycling. For this year they will have a new event called the SunLife Virtual Run.

At the forefront of technology with Taiwan Excellence

Dubbed as the heart of Asia, Taiwan beats with a fiery passion that attracts many Filipinos. In fact, the number of Filipinos who visited the island republic increased in 2018 by 44.13% from 2017. 

For some, Taiwan is a food destination and picturesque views. To many others, it is the home of cutting-edge technologies and life-changing innovations. 

Over the past year, Taiwan has grown into a global leader in innovation by supplying solutions to our modern problems. The value they provide is so gigantic that the Taiwanese economy lists global powerhouses such as Google, Apple, Microsoft and IBM as part of its clientele.

1.3 M Filipinos boost green movement with GCash Forest

Growing a tree is grand work: it requires grit, a whole lot of TLC, and exceptional skills to keep it alive.

But green thumb or not, over 1.3 million Filipinos are now putting their tap-happy fingers to work to help the country increase its forest cover through GCash Forest, a special feature on the GCash app that strives to boost reforestation efforts while building a cashless nation.

GCash Forest allows users to grow virtual trees that will have real-life counterparts at the Ipo Watershed, a source of Metro Manila’s critical water supply that is losing forest cover at an alarming rate.

A personal carbon tracker, GCash Forest keeps tabs of how much emission subscribers have avoided by choosing greener activities, which have corresponding “green energy” points that accumulate when done frequently.

PayMaya's new campaign jingle goes viral with 25 million views online

Everybody’s feeling the joy of the catchy jingle—and enjoying the world of benefits brought by going cashless with PayMaya.

There are many things that make for a really catchy tune, and one of them is the power of nostalgia. PayMaya draws from that rich 90's music pool as it unleashed its new campaign, "Don't Pay Cash. PayMaya!" set to the iconic tunes of the classic Eraserheads song entitled "Ligaya."

"Star Wars" Hero Oscar Isaac Spooks as Gomez in "The Addams Family"

Popularly known as the Resistance pilot ‘Poe Dameron’ in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Oscar Isaac now provides the voice of Gomez, the patriarch of The Addams Family, first animated comedy about the kookiest family on the block.

Debonair, charismatic and mischievous, Gomez Addams is dedicated to his children, madly in love with his wife Morticia – and also just plain mad. His favorite ways to relax are a tightened clamp set on his temple, and a vigorous round of ninja-level swordplay.

Boyce Avenue with December Avenue and I Belong To The Zoo - Live at the Big Dome

The “Boyce” are coming back due to popular demand. One of the biggest independent bands in the world – Boyce Avenue, are returning to Manila for a one-night Valentine’s weekend concert on February 16th at the Araneta Coliseum. This time, they will be joined by two of today’s most streamed local artists in the Philippines – December Avenue and I Belong To The Zoo.

Boyce Avenue is a Florida-based band whose name is a combination of two streets they grew up on in Sarasota. The band is popular for its strong acoustic roots and consists of the three Manzano brothers - Alejandro (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Fabian (guitar, vocals) and Daniel (bass, percussion, vocals). The band was formed in 2004 and in 2007 they began posting their videos on YouTube to great success. To date, they have over 4.8 Billion YouTube views and over 13.2 Million subscribers, making their channel one of the most popular in the world. The band frequently tours North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and visits new countries every year.

PayMaya is now available as a payment method for the App Store and other Apple services in the Philippines

Beginning today, PayMaya is now available as a payment method for Apple services in the Philippines. Customers can use their PayMaya account to pay for App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV app, and iTunes Store purchases, iCloud storage and more.

The addition of PayMaya as an Apple ID payment method offers a new way to pay for Apple services without needing a credit card and still allows for easy, one-tap purchasing from all Apple devices. PayMaya does not share your bank information with Apple, making it simple and private.

"Having PayMaya as a payment option for Apple purchases brings immense convenience for Filipinos who are looking to unlock even more possibilities with their Apple devices, especially for those who have little to no access to a credit card or other financial products. We're excited for the many ways PayMaya can help owners of Apple devices fulfill their digital purchase needs in the Phillippines," said Shailesh Baidwan, President of PayMaya.

Downey is Doctor "Dolittle" in Epic Adventure's First Trailer

Robert Downey Jr. electrifies one of literature’s most enduring characters in a vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals in Universal Pictures’ new epic adventure Dolittle.

Check out the film’s teaser trailer below and watch Dolittle in Philippine cinemas January 29.

After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle (Downey), famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria’s England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company.

But when the young queen (Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose) falls gravely ill, a reluctant Dolittle is forced to set sail on an epic adventure to a mythical island in search of a cure, regaining his wit and courage as he crosses old adversaries and discovers wondrous creatures.

Posters for "Jumanji" Sequel, "Beautiful Day," "The Turning" Are Here!

One-sheet artworks for the comedy adventure Jumanji: The Next Level, the inspiring drama A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and the horror thriller The Turning have just been shared by their studios.  Check the posters below and watch the three films in Philippine cinemas soon.

About Jumanji: The Next Level

In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.

The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, Morgan Turner, Alex Wolff with Danny Glover and Danny DeVito.

Directed by Jake Kasdan, the sequel is written by Jake Kasdan & Jeff Pinker & Scott Rosenberg, based on the book Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg. The film is produced by Matt Tolmach, Jake Kasdan, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia.

World Vision, DSWD distribute 66,000 sacks of rice to Marawi crisis-affected families

World Vision, in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the government of Taiwan, held a rice turnover in Region 10, donating 66,000 sacks of rice to at least 620 families affected by the Marawi crisis.

“This is just the first batch. In the coming days, more families will also receive the 30-kilogram sack of rice,” shared World Vision’s Executive Director Rommel Fuerte, reiterating the organization’s support to the on-going response, especially to the well-being of the affected children.

Trend Micro PH Gears Up on Its Call to Defend the Connected World

DECODE Annual Cybersecurity Conference tackles Deepfake Technology and other related threats to the global business community.

The evolution of disinformation campaigns—or what people know as “fake news”—is posing a greater threat than what many of us can think of. Aside from being a tool for cyber-extortion, an emerging trend called “Deepfake Technology”—a term used for a collection of different AI based image manipulation techniques—has the potential to produce fake video and audio clips for cybercriminals to illegally connect money from individuals, government institutions, and private companies globally. 

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid drops new duet with international recording star Rick Price

Back with a special new release under Sony Music Philippines, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid teams up with Australian singer-songwriter and producer Rick Price on “Nothing Can Stop Us Now.” 

Dropped on the same day as the first run of her Iconic concert with the Megastar Sharon Cuneta, the collaboration is part of the Asia’s Songbird’s long running streak of high-profile duets with international artists such as Canadian-American balladeer Paul Anka on “It’s Hard To Say Goodbye,” Hong Kong-based singer-actor Jacky Cheung on "In Love With You,” Cantopop icon Remus Choy on “I Can’t Help It,” and TV sensation/recording artist David Hasselhoff on "More Than Words Can Say.” 

“It’s a privilege for me to have been asked to collaborate with Rick Price,” the ABS-CBN star said. “I was very excited knowing that I’ll be working with a well-respected singer-songwriter and producer whose talent I truly admire.”

"Doctor Sleep" Main Poster Returns to Where the Horror Began

Dare to go back. Check out below the main one-sheet artwork of Warner Bros. Pictures’ new supernatural thriller “Doctor Sleep,” the next chapter in “The Shining” story of Stephen King.

In Philippine cinemas Thursday, November 07, “Doctor Sleep” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #DoctorSleepMovie

About “Doctor Sleep”

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

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace.  But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” 

Shopee Launches Manny Pacquiao as its Newest Brand Ambassador for Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

From October 15 to November 11, users can look forward to free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend promotions

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announces world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao as its newest brand ambassador for Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. 

Martin Yu, Associate Director, Shopee Philippines, said, “We are very happy to welcome the holiday season with the Philippines’ People’s Champ, Manny Pacquiao. He is a globally recognized household name and his commitment to achieving excellence in boxing mirrors Shopee’s commitment to giving Filipinos the best online shopping experience. We are thrilled to partner with him for Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.”

Cherry Prepaid Launched Ganda Data Promos and Vice Ganda

Cherry Prepaid has officially launched the phenomenal comedian and actor (or actress?), Vice Ganda, as its newest ambassador and their latest “Ganda Promos”. Set to level-up the mobile data experience of its users, Cherry Prepaid, a data-centric prepaid sim, has further enhanced its offerings from the very affordable rates of CMSurf to its newest and leveled-up version, the ‘Ganda Promos”. Powered by one of the telecommunication network giants in the Philippines, Globe Telecom, Cherry Prepaid was launched last 2015, becoming a sulit telco provider with affordable data, call and text promos. 

“Since Cherry Prepaid’s inception in 2015, we have activated more than 5 million subscribers nationwide. Our goal for Cherry Prepaid is to provide Filipinos with a diversified prepaid mobile service from data, call and text packages at affordable prices allowing them to be connected every day of the year. Our CMSURF packages offer the most affordable rates for data connectivity given its long validity. Now, with the new “Ganda Promos”, we are able to further enhance the data experience of Cherry Prepaid subscribers by providing even more data allocation with the same long validity Cherry Prepaid promos are known for. We are extremely excited to have Vice Ganda as Cherry Prepaid’s newest ambassador as we feel Vice best embodies the value that the ”Ganda Promos” represent, which is SULIT!”, shares Jacy Chua, Chief Finance Officer of Cherry Mobile Communications Incorporated’s (CMCI). 

Babae At Baril - The Power Of The Gun


Not everyone are able to get their hands on a firearm. But when one does, what can it do to the person wielding it? This is what QCinema participating film BABAE AT BARIL wants to showcase. Starring Janine Gutierrez, Felix Roco, Elijah Canlas, JC Santos, and Sky Teotico, the film is also the director Rea Red's solo directorial debut.

It tells the story of a young saleslady which endures a very hard life, harassment at work and on the streets, stressful commutes, and even a unreliable roommate. Though hope is lost for her situation, she stumbles on a gun near where she lives and decided to take it and eventually use it. With a deadly weapon on her hands, she immediately  feel the power and change in her personality to use it to her advantage.

Being part of QCinema for this year, they also got production grant worth P1.5 Million. They are also competing along with Grenn Brarit's The Cleaners and Arnel Kaaway Sa Sulod, and against entries from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Laos, and China.

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