ABS-CBN Files $4M Lawsuit against Anthony Brown and 1700 Cuts Technology for Selling Pirated Set-top Boxes Online, Promoting them on Facebook

Leading Filipino media and entertainment company ABS-CBN has filed a complaint in U.S. Federal Court in the Southern District of Texas against Anthony Brown and 1700 Cuts Technology seeking damages in excess of $4 million for allegedly pirating ABS-CBN’s content and trademark infringement.  

The lawsuit alleges that Texas local resident Brown promoted and sold modified illegal set-top boxes via various Facebook.com pages operated by Brown and 1700 Cuts Technology that enabled buyers to access ABS-CBN’s live programming without paying the appropriate fees for such services. The Facebook pages used to promote the illegal set-top boxes included two personal profile pages and a business page for “Lifeforgreatness”.

REVIEW: CULION - Ensemble Of Emotions From The Colony

As one of the entries for the MMFF 2019, Culion banks on the rich history, stories, and the people which made it a worthy film to be shared this Christmas season. Written by Ricky Lee and directed by Alvin Yapan , Culion goes back to the days where the cure for leprosy is still being discovered and seclusion of lepers remains its only treatment.

The island colony has completely eradicated the disease and now wants the world to know that people can now visit them and get to know their history. There is even a museum about the town and also beautiful mountains and sea views as it is part of the province of Palawan.

The story of Culion in The Commonwealth era are already an ensemble of stories from the patients, government officials, clergy, and Sano (unaffected residents). Being a national institution it also brought in people from different regions in the Philippines, which makes it colorful linguistically.

Shopee and Jose Mari Chan Spread Christmas Joy with the Children of Bahay Aruga

Shopee treats pediatric cancer patients to a fun-filled afternoon with games and gifts

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, warmed up for its 12.12 Christmas Sale with a meaningful Christmas Party for pediatric cancer patients at Bahay Aruga halfway home. In line with the season of giving, Father of Philippine Christmas Music Jose Mari Chan made a special guest appearance to spread fun and kindness with Shopee.

Boehringer Ingelheim recognized as Top Employer 2020 in South East Asia and South Korea

Boehringer Ingelheim has been recognized as a Top Employer across seven countries – Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and South Korea in 2020. Granted by the Top Employers Institute, the global authority on excellence in people practices, the certification is a testament to Boehringer Ingelheim’s efforts in providing exceptional employee conditions and having a holistic approach to overall employee experience on various aspects including Compensation & Benefits and Development and Growth.

Across South East Asia and South Korea, Boehringer Ingelheim has a dynamic and agile workforce with over 2,000 employees and 24 different nationalities represented. The company takes a proactive stance towards understanding the needs of its employees to create a diverse and inclusive workplace, recognizing their contributions, and providing the right support to enable them to excel in their career. In 2019, the company launched various region-wide initiatives: Enhancing provisions of company benefits to stay relevant and competitive, providing higher degree of flexibility to promote work life balance, building well rounded Talent Development programs to accelerate employees’ growth and also optimizing the Onboarding program for new hires joining the company.  

Beautywise Fabulously Celebrates Its Second Year

It is amazing for companies that has surpassed expectations in their first few years, yet Beautywise has surpassed that with a celebration of their achievements and also their year-end thanksgiving party held at Okada Manila.. This makrs their 2nd year anniversary for Beautywise and the 1st year for Moppa Cosmetics.

The brands are fairly new to the market which made their success with direct selling all over the country. Reaching to places from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, building a network of sellers and customers in provinces that became loyal customers and partners in building the brand. 

"Motherless Brooklyn" Earns Golden Globe Nom, Rave Reviews

Noteworthy film critic Peter Travers of Rolling Stone describes it “a triumph.”  

“A fascinating and gorgeous crime thriller,” raves Clayton Davis of Awards Circuit.

Indeed, Warner Bros. Pictures’ mystery thriller “Motherless Brooklyn” has been winning over reviewers since its recent US release, and now Philippine audiences can finally watch it as the film opens exclusively at select Ayala Malls Cinemas starting today.

Full List Of Winners of the RAWR Awards 2019

The fifth edition of RAWR Awards honored a total of 36 winners or awardees with ABS-CBN winning the TV Station of the Year, Sarah Geronimo as Favorite Performer of the Year, Alden Richards (Hello, Love, Goodbye) and Angel Locsin (The General’s Daughter) as Actor and Actress of the Year, respectively, MayWard as Love Team of the Year, and the PBB Otso tandem of LouDre earned the Newbie of the Year award.

See the remaining list of winners and awardees for the three main clusters or set of awardees:

Vivo’s Shoot for the Stars promo makes NBA fans’ Christmas wishes come true

This Christmas season, Vivo is playing Santa and is giving its smartphone fans the chance to finally live their dream of watching their favorite NBA superstars battle it out for supremacy, live, in a weekend full of highlights!

With its Shoot for the Stars raffle promo, the brand is giving Vivo and NBA fans a once-in-a-lifetime chance to win a trip for two (2) to Chicago, USA to watch and experience the NBA All-Star 2020. The winner and his/her companion will also get free passes to various NBA All-Star events, and hotel accommodations.

Forty (40) Titan 22 Gift Certificates worth P2,000 each, 20 Vivo Y17 smartphones, and 5 Vivo NEX 3 smartphones also await 65 lucky Vivo fans who will participate in the raffle promo.

Next Chapter in "Ghostbusters" Saga Reveals First Official Trailer

From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes Columbia Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe.

Check out the film’s official trailer #1 below and watch Ghostbusters: Afterlife in Philippine cinemas soon.

In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan. Based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters,” an Ivan Reitman film written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

Starring Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd, Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s executive producers are Dan Aykroyd, Gil Kenan, Jason Blumenfeld, Michael Beugg.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag #Ghostbusters

The English-language version of “Paprika” is the next viral hit that you need to hear

Everybody, get up! There’s a new dance craze that is taking Japan by storm.

“Paprika,” the latest viral sensation that was intended to excite the global sports community for the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo next year, has racked up 140 million views on Youtube. Its related NHK videos has surpassed more than 260 million views, making it the most popular current children’s song and creating a Paprika phenomenon all over Japan.

First Trailer of "Wonder Woman 1984" Fast-Forwards to the '80s

A new era of wonder begins.  Check out the first official trailer of “Wonder Woman 1984” below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas June 4, 2020.

Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.

With director Patty Jenkins back at the helm and Gal Gadot returning in the title role, “Wonder Woman 1984” is Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the DC Super Hero’s first outing, 2017’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office.  The film also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope, and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta.

Dimple Romana Challenges You To Level Up Your Holidays With CDO Premium Holiday Ham

The cool breeze, the twinkling lights, the hustle and bustle of buying gifts. Yes, Christmas is near and the spirit of Noche Buena is on full blast with thoughts of creating the most perfect of memories, of giving the perfect gift, of serving the best during the season of love and joy. 

For actress Dimples Romana, the new brand Ambassador for CDO Premium Holiday Ham, Noche Buena and ham come hand-in-hand when it comes to creating memories during Christmas festivities. “Hindi buo and Christmas handa naming kapag wala ang CDO Premium Holiday Ham. Yung salo-salo na sama- sama kayo, magdarasal kayo, kakain kayo, parang parte na rin talaga to have that ham there.” 

It’s a tradition she grew up with and something that she continues on as a wife and mother of two. If you check her social media posts, you will know that her whole family, the Romanas and the Ahmees, always celebrate together at home during Noche Buena. “We make it a point that no matter how busy we are (to be together),” she shares. In fact, they make sure they have a theme for the year, “Minsan Pinoy, minsan Spanish, pero ang hindi nababago, yung CDO Premium Holiday Ham. Favorite siya no matter what theme we do for Christmas.” 

5 mobile apps that help you help the planet

With almost everything at our fingertips—from shopping, banking to food deliveries and payment of utility bills—you can’t really blame people, both young and old, for spending too much time on their mobile phones.

Though we try to our best to limit our daily interactions with our mobile device for our health’s sake, let’s put our excessive screen time to good use while we are at it by being champions of the environment.

Yes, there are several apps out there that allows you to help save the Earth and fight climate change wherever you are with just a few taps on your phone. If we can’t do a Greta Thunberg in real life, we can do our part virtually but still have real positive effects on the environment.

Dynamic Damsels: Meet the Cast of "Black Christmas"

In Universal Pictures and Blumhouse’s new horror thriller Black Christmas, Riley (Imogen Poots) and her sorority friends decide to stay at school over winter break.  They soon realize there is a killer on the loose and that they will have to work together to fight for survival.

(Watch the film’s new spot at https://youtu.be/cFxeyRGkaPM.)

These women are not passive victims, as is so often the case in horror films. Producer Ben Cosgrove emphasizes, “A lot of slasher films have treated female characters as objects who are just there to be killed.  We wanted to flip that notion on its head. Rather than allowing themselves to get picked off one by one, the women group together and marshal their resources so they can fight together.”

Keeping crazy out of Christmas with GCash

Traffic is worse than ever before. Hailing a taxi ride is grueling. The malls are now teeming with harried shoppers. The lines everywhere are getting slower and longer. You wonder, how can we ever cut the crazy out of Christmas and have a calm and stress-free holiday instead?

It sure helps a lot to plan ahead, find alternatives and prepare early to avoid getting entangled in the holiday chaos.

In two weeks, there are five bank holidays, excluding weekends. So, people probably have started trooping to banks this early to complete big financial transactions before banks close down to give way to the festivities. If the thought of beating the monstrous Metro Manila traffic and enduring the long lines in banks just to finish bank errands before the long holiday break makes you cringe, going digital is the way.

BRIA Homes set to build more communities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao

BRIA seems unstoppable as it expands its scope in more areas in
Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, offering stylish and well-laid-out
house and lot packages located within safe, secure, and modern
communities located close to schools, churches, hospitals,
and retail establishments.
In the wake of its outstanding success in building affordable homes for all Filipinos, BRIA seems unstoppable as it expands its scope in more areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

To date, BRIA has over 50 projects in progressive towns and cities in the Philippines, luring aspiring homeowners—from young professionals to blue-collar workers—to its family-friendly communities.

Indeed, its winning formula, Affordability (Mura) + Quality (Dekalidad) = A Beautiful BRIA Home for Every Filipino, BRIA Homes has helped legions of ordinary Filipinos purchase their own well-designed homes at prices they can afford.

SM Cinema brings Jumanji: Next Level to Life this December with “Action & ARTventure”

Every ‘90s kid would remember the feeling of amazement brought about by the 1995 Jumanji film starring Robin Williams. When the remake Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle came out in 2017, it gave every ‘90s kid major flashback feels. Now the sequel Jumanji: Next Level is bound to give everyone excitement with yet another jungle adventure-filled film. 

In the 2019 remake, the well-loved fantasy adventure film is given comedy angle by its cast including Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan Nick Jonas, Danny De Vito and Awkwafina. 

SM Cinema brings Jumanji: Next Level, a perfect holiday movie for friends and family to bond over, to life with a promo where art and adventure intersect. SM Cinema’s Action & ARTventure” promo gives moviegoers a reel to real experience of the Jumanji: Next Level over the holidays.

Celebrate 12.12 with UNIQLO’s Limited Offers

UNIQLO celebrates 12.12 with limited offers from December 6 to December 12. Customers can enjoy special deals on the wide variety of LifeWear pieces just in time for the Holiday season.

This year, make the Christmas season merrier by giving the gift of UNIQLO’s LifeWear. The collection offers a wide range of items—from essentials to collaborations with pop culture phenomena and classic brands to express one’s individuality. Shoppers can find theLifeW best present for themselves or their loved ones, to fit anyone's personality.

12.12 OFFERS (from December 6 to December 12)

Jack Black, Karen Gillan Lift Up Their Game for "Jumanji: The Next Level"

Jack Black and Karen Gillan return as in-game avatars Dr. Shelby Oberon and Ruby Roundhouse respectively, in Columbia Pictures’ epic action-adventure Jumanji: The Next Level (now playing in Philippine cinemas).

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.

Galvaframe System Featured At CMEAP National Convention

Philmetal and Premier Shelter Products presented the innovative Galvaframe System during the CMEAP National Convention in Baguio City.  In Photo (upper left) is DPWH Undersecretary Maria Catalina E. Cabral delivered the keynote address;  (upper right) Philmetal Sales Director Rommel Bulalacao receiving the plaque of appreciation after the Galvaframe presentation;  (lower portion) Philmetal officers manning the exhibition booth.

"No Time To Die" -- The First Trailer for Bond 25 is Here!

“Bond… James Bond” – The first trailer for No Time To Die has arrived.

Check out the trailer below and watch No Time To Die in Philippines cinemas April 2020.

No Time To Die is 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/. Use the hashtags #NoTimeToDie, #Bond25

About No Time To Die

No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond adventure, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM), and Universal Pictures International, is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, True Detective) and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fifth film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007.  

SEA Games 2019 recognized with SPIA Asia 2019 Excellence Award

No amount of rain was going to stop these honors from being handed out. With Typhoon Tisoy raging outside, SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards and Conference, held its fifth edition at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City Philippines on December 2 and 3, 2019. After two days of panels, case studies, and interviews on the business of sports, the business of football in Asia, sports and new technology, sports and tourism, and integrity and inclusion, the SPIA Asia Awards were also handed out, recognizing and celebrating sporting excellence of the industry,

For hosting the 30th edition of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) was awarded a special Excellence Award by SPIA. PHISGOC Chairman and Philippine House of Representatives Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano received the honor from SPIA Chief Executive Officer Eric Gottschalk.

Justice System is on Trial in the New "Just Mercy" Trailer

Based on a true story, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Just Mercy,” in Philippine cinemas January 22, 2020.

Check out the film’s main trailer below which has just been launched by Warner Bros.

“Just Mercy” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #JustMercy

TVS Motors Launches New Dazz and XL100 Motorcycles

There is a new player in the motorcycle market in the Philippines, and they will make many people excited as they introduce their model which are insanely more affordable compared to big brands out there. TVS Motor originated in India and is now one of the  largest manufacturers of motorcycles in Asia.

Introducing new two models for the Filipino riders, they aim to reach diverse customers which can use the motorcycles for personal or business use. They released the new TVS Dazz Prime and XL100 Premium  at the launch event at the  Batangas Racing Circuit.

Catch the Shopee 12.12 Grand Christmas Show with Jose Mari Chan and win over ₱1 Million Worth of Giveaways on Shopee Live

Users can look forward to all-day sitewide free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend for the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale on Dec 12

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, invites everyone to catch its 12.12 Grand Christmas Show starring Jose Mari Chan on December 12. Viewers can tune in to the 15-hour stream on Shopee Live starting at 9AM for a chance to win over ₱1 million worth of giveaways including an iPhone 11, JBL Bar 2.1, Xiaomi Electric Scooter, and more. 

Philippine creative economy takes center stage in Mexico City

Philippine Embassy in Mexico, PTIC work with ABS-CBN Global and CANACINE to highlight opportunities between PH and Mexican creative industries

Opportunities in co-production, distribution, and intellectual property exchange in the entertainment industry took center stage in an industry briefing organized recently by the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) and the Philippine Embassy in Mexico City. 

Philippine Ambassador to Mexico Demetrio R. Tuason welcomed the audience of film producers and distributors from the Camara Nacional de la Industria Cinematografica (CANACINE), the Mexican film industry chamber.  He emphasized that the forum built upon the momentum generated when the Philippines was highlighted as Spotlight Country during the huge Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) in July this year. 

Women Fight Back in the Horror Thriller "Black Christmas"

You can probably count the number of major studio horror films directed by a woman on a hand or two. But a reimagined horror classic about women, directed by a woman and written by two women? That may be one for the history books.

Universal Pictures’ new horror thriller Black Christmas combines those elements to become not only a terrifying, violent, edge-of-your-seat slasher, but one that’s also subversive, edgy and anchored by a modern female perspective.

Typhoon Kammuri affects 14 million children; World Vision stands ready to support

Typhoon Kammuri made its first landfall in Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon at around 11PM on December 2.

Kammuri intensified just before it hit the landmass with a maximum sustained winds of 165km/h near its center and 230km/h gustiness. 

"I wasn't able to sleep well last night not because the strong winds and rain bothered me but because I was worried about the families in evacuation centers and their deserted homes made of light wooden materials," shares Rey Montimor, World Vision Program Manager of Albay and Sorsogon. 

Realme Makes Milestones In Just On It's First Year

Who wold imagine that one can achieve many things in just less than a year? This is what mobile brand Realme has proved in just a short time. The brand just started with the Reale C1 which was highly anticipated and made record sales at its launch, now they are now expanding their line up and opening up new stores and kiosks.

Though the market has been competitive, Realme presents itself as a affordable yet prcatical choice of smartphone with specs that rival more expensive phones. They also came at a perfect time where people are looking for a phone that suits their needs in photography, social media, and mobile games.

Spotify Wrapped 2019 Revealed: December Avenue is Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist in the Philippines, First Local Act to Top the List

Today Spotify, the world’s most popular global audio streaming subscription service, is officially revealing “Wrapped.” This annual end of year campaign announces the leading artists, albums, songs, playlists, and podcasts that defined how 248 million people around the world listened to and discovered music and podcasts in 2019.

Spotify can reveal that December Avenue is the Philippines’ most streamed artist this year. This is the first time an artist from the Philippines has taken the top spot on Spotify’s annual Wrapped Most Streamed Artist list. Rounding out a huge year for December Avenue, the band recently appeared on the first Asia-made Spotify Holiday Single, ‘A Perfect Christmas’ alongside Jose Mari Chan and other OPM stars.

Smile Train Partners with Seda Hotels to Raise Awareness for Children with Clefts

The world’s leading cleft charity, Smile Train has partnered with Seda Hotels for the third consecutive year to raise awareness for children with clefts through selling customized Smile Train ornaments and Christmas cards at each of their locations.

“For the first two years, we, the Seda Community and hotels and resorts under Ayala Land, were able to raise funds to support 100 cleft surgeries for Smile Train’s patients nationwide. We continue to partner with Smile Train as we aim to raise more funds to help support more children with clefts in the country,” said Senior Group General Manager of Seda Hotels Mr. Andrea Mastellone. “This holiday season, we invite our guests, employees, and partners to support us in this cause to help change the lives of many Filipino children, including their ability to eat, breathe, and speak.”

Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart Bicker to "The Next Level" in "Jumanji" Sequel

Today’s funniest screen tandem Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are back as in-game avatars Dr. Smolder Bravestone and Mouse Finbar, respectively, in Columbia Pictures’ epic action-adventure Jumanji: The Next Level (in Philippine cinemas December 4).

But there are twists! Because the game was smashed at the end of the previous film, it’s not functioning normally, which means anything can happen.  

Mystery Thriller "Motherless Brooklyn" Opens Exclusively at Ayala Malls Dec 11

Oscar nominee Edward Norton (“Birdman,” “Primal Fear”) directed, wrote, produced and stars in Warner Bros. Pictures’ acclaimed mystery thriller “Motherless Brooklyn,” which will be shown exclusively at selected Ayala Malls Cinemas starting December 11.

The film’s journey to the screen began in 1999 when Norton saw the cinematic potential in Jonathan Lethem’s novel Motherless Brooklyn and its unforgettable central character.  But from the beginning, Norton aimed to transpose Lethem’s contemporary characters into a different period and plot and give it a distinctive atmosphere by re-setting the drama in the 1950s—a time of great change in New York City.

25th James Bond Film "No Time to Die" Unveils Character Posters

Character posters have been released for No Time To Die featuring Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw and Ana de Armas. The film will be released worldwide including the Philippines in April 2020.

Check out the posters below. 

No Time To Die is 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/. Use the hashtags #NoTimeToDie, #Bond25

Crash Landing on You launches on December 14, exclusively on Netflix

Yun Se-ri, also known as ‘Seris Hilton’ or the Paris Hilton of South Korea, suddenly crash-lands in the north of the border. She meets and falls in love with Ri Jeong-hyeok, who is a North Korean elite soldier. Their love blossoms against all odds, and it’s not all sweet and rosy for this oddly-matched couple.

About Crash Landing on You

Crash Landing on You is a love story of an oddly-matched couple. Yun Se-ri, played by Son Ye-jin, is a beautiful heiress and a leading fashion businesswoman in South Korea, and she meets North Korean military officer Ri Jeong-hyeok, played by Hyun Bin, when she is swept up by a wind storm and accidentally crashes in North Korean territory while paragliding. 

100th Macao Imperial Tea Store Opened In Robinson's Place Manila

Seizing the lead in the milk tea craze, Macao Imperial Tea served up a grand milk tea spectacle for Filipinos last weekend. 

With a big three-day celebration, Macao Imperial Tea treated the public to a jampacked weekend filled with fun activities, amazing freebies, and exciting surprises that elevated everyone’s milk tea experience. 

Dubbed as the Macao Imperial Tea: 100th Store Bash, the event showcased what makes Macao Imperial Tea one of the most sought-after milk tea brands in the country.  

Nick Jonas, Awkwafina Inject "Jumanji" Sequel with Youthful Vibe

Nick Jonas (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, TV’s Kingdom) and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, Ocean’s 8) lend a hip, youthful vibe to Columbia Pictures’ epic action-adventure Jumanji: The Next Level (in Philippine cinemas December 4).

Back in play are the avatar team of Dwayne Johnson as Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jack Black as Dr. Shelly Oberon, Kevin Hart as Mouse Finbar, Karen Gillan as Ruby Roundhouse.  Also returning is Nick Jonas as Seaplane, while Awkwafina stars as a new avatar, Ming.

Khalid Brings His Headline ‘FREE SPIRIT WORLD TOUR 2020’' To Manila

International multi platinum-selling artist Khalid has today announced nine Asia dates as part of his headline ‘Khalid Free Spirit World Tour’. His highly anticipated new album ‘Free Spirit’ is out now via Right Hand Music Group / RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment.

The six-time Grammy Award nominee and four-time American Music Award winner is set to bring his much-awaited tour to Manila on April 2, 2020 at the Mall of Asia Arena. The Asia Tour 2020 includes stops in Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai and Bangalore. One more city to be announced soon.

Since releasing his debut hit single ‘Location’ in 2016, which went on to go quadruple platinum, Khalid has continued to cement his global status as one of music’s most promising breakout stars. Already accumulating a stellar array of awards and wins from the likes of MTV, Billboard and BET, his Asia tour offers his legion of loyal fans a chance to experience his latest musical offering.

PANSIN Project partners with UCLA, FASGI and TFC to promote awareness on stroke in the Filipino community

New health video by PANSIN on TFC alerts Filipinos on stroke and increased risk during the holidays

Yes, you are being warned… again.

The American Heart Association’s Heart and Stroke statistics in 2019 specifically mentioned that “someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds on average.”

A recent American Heart Association publication in March 2019 also demonstrated that Filipino Americans have the greatest years of potential life lost from stroke compared to any other Asian subgroup in the United States.

Brand New Posters Up for "Bad Boys for Life," "Fantasy Island"

Columbia Pictures has just shared the new posters for two of its highly anticipated films of the next year -- the action-thriller Bad Boys for Life starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, and the horror-suspense Fantasy Island from Blumhouse.

Check out the one-sheets below and watch Bad Boys for Life in Philippine cinemas on January 22, followed by Fantasy Island in February 2020.

Both films are distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  

About Bad Boys for Life

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.

Stars of "Jumanji: The Next Level" Johnson, DeVito Crash a Wedding!

After a successful media summit recently in Cabo, Mexico, stars of Jumanji: The Next Level Dwayne Johnson and Danny DeVito found time to crash a wedding.

Check out Johnson’s Instagram post below and watch Jumanji: The Next Level in Philippine cinemas December 4.

Jumanji: The Next Level is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag #Jumanji

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.

Shopee Celebrates The Second Wave of Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, will celebrate the second wave of its biggest annual event, Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. From November 18 to December 12, consumers can look forward to 24 themed days with free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend promotions, 50% off promotions, and exclusive deals from big brands daily. 

Martin Yu, Associate Director, Shopee Philippines, said, “We are very happy to welcome Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale with a bigger line up of exciting promotions after the great success of Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale. Christmas is the biggest holiday in the Philippines and we are excited to bring our consumers more exclusive deals to help them find the perfect gift for their loved ones. We invite everyone to celebrate the holiday season with us during Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. 

Get a chance to win Shake Shake Fries with Shopee Shake

Shopee partners with McDonald’s for a fun holiday collaboration where users can get a chance to win Shake Shake fries when they play Shopee Shake from Dec 1 to 12.

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, partners with leading global quick-service restaurant McDonald’s for its Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. From December 1 to 12, users can play Shopee Shake for a chance to win McDonald’s Shake Shake Fries and up to 12 million Shopee coins.

Saving Lives for Filipinos’ ONE DREAM

Honda Philippines Donates Motorcycles to Philippine Red Cross

(L to R: Ms. Elizabeth S. Zavalla - Philippine Red Cross-Secretary General, Dean Danilo Concepcion - Member of the PRC Board of Governors, Mr. Jose Emery F. Roble - Member of the PRC Board of Governors,  Mr. Eduardo A. Bangayan - Member of the PRC Board of Governors, Mr. Saeed A . Daof - Member of the PRC Board of Governors, Ms. Corazon Alma G. De Leon- Member of the PRC Board of Governors,Sen. Richard J. Gordon - Chairman and CEO- Philippine Red Cross, Mr. Susumu Mitsuishi – President, Honda Phils, Inc., Mr. Armie B. Reyes - Executive Consultant, Honda Phils. Inc., Mr. Edward Jose - Managing Director- VSO Phils, Corporation)

Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), the number one  motorcycle manufacturer in the country, through Honda Foundation, Inc., the corporate social responsibility arm of the Honda Group of Companies, recently donated motorcycle units to  Philippine Red Cross (PC) to help mobilize and support its advocacies.