Adil & Billal: Two Hip Guys Direct "Bad Boys for Life"

To helm Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure Bad Boys for Life, producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman brought aboard two young filmmakers, Moroccan-born Belgian directors Adil and Bilall (Black, Gangsta, FX’s Snowfall) who themselves personify the Bad Boys vibe.

Oman recalls how he and Bruckheimer became aware of the talented partners. “About four years ago, we screened a movie called Black, an action-crime drama about gang warfare in Brussels, which Adil and Bilall had directed, and we loved it. The film had so much edge, texture and beauty. It’s very emotional but also intense. We loved their work on it, and always kept them in mind for a new Bad Boys film.”

Are you Team Peter or Team John? Check out the official first look at TO ALL THE BOYS: P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU, releasing globally on Netflix February 12, 2020.

It’s a new year and Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter (Noah Centineo) are no longer pretending to be a couple. They ARE a couple. And, as Lara Jean navigates a trove of official firsts with Peter — her first real kiss, her first real date, her first Valentine’s Day — she finds herself leaning more on Kitty and Margot (Anna Cathcart and Janel Parrish), Chris (Madeleine Arthur), and an unexpected new confidant, Stormy (Holland Taylor), to help her manage the complex emotions that come with this new chapter of balancing a relationship and figuring out her authentic self. But when John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher), another recipient of one of Lara Jean’s old love letters, enters her life again she must rely on herself more than ever as she’s confronted with her first real dilemma: Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

The "Birds of Prey" Get Together in the Twisted Brand New Trailer

Gotham’s worst brings out their best. Meet Harley Quinn, Black Canary, Huntress, Renee Montoya, and Cassandra Cain in the brand new trailer of “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).”

Check out the trailer below and watch “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” in Philippine cinemas February 6.

“Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Join the conversation with the hashtag #BirdsOfPrey

Samsung Lends Washing Machines to Taal Volcano Eruption Victims

Samsung Lends Washing Machines to Taal Volcano Eruption
Victims.jpg A Samsung personnel assists Lipa City evacuees who
were affected by the Taal Volcano eruption.
Less than a week after the recent Taal Volcano eruption, Samsung Philippines headed to Batangas and lent top-of-the-line washing machines to aid affected victims, making it possible for them to thoroughly remove volcanic ash and wash their clothes.

On January 18, the company handed 16 washers and dryers to the Inosluban-Marawoy Evacuation Center in Lipa City, with assistance from Batangas Governor Dodo Mandanas and Lipa City Councilor Mikee Morada. Samsung also lent a television set to the kids and other evacuees to access news and entertainment while in the evacuation center.

Bria Welcomes 2020 As "Pambansang Pabahay ng Pilipinas"

Bria Homes, one of leading names in affordable housing in the Philippines is a miracle itself with it's growth all over the country. From its first community site, now has expanded with more than 50 projects many of them sold out. This 2020, along with it celebration of its success in the housing sector, it launches a new branding "Bria Homes: Ang Pambansang Pabahay ng Pilipinas”. 

Along with progress of many Filipinos from different parts of the Philippines, this paved way for them to seek opportunities in getting a house of their own. Bria saw this opportunity and developed various sites which are still located near economic and town centers which enticed families to make their home.

Lucky PayMaya users get treated to a grocery shopping spree at Robinsons Supermarket

You too can get a chance to win P10,000 worth of grocery shopping spree when you #ScanToPay for your groceries via PayMaya!

PayMaya QR is the preferred payment options for sulit queens like Avegaile, who is always on the lookout for the best deals for their household needs. When you #ScanToPay for your groceries at the Robinsons Supermarket, you instantly get a P100 cashback once a week (for a minimum spend of P500), a raffle entry for a shopping spree worth P10,000 (for a minimum spend of P100), and a 1%, 10%, or 100% cashback for your purchases.

Spotify’s Disney Hub Now Available in SEA, HK & TW

Disney lovers will always have a friend in Spotify. From 21 January 2020, Spotify listeners in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Vietnam will get to experience the magic of Disney on the dedicated Disney Hub. The hub will include playlists, soundtracks, and podcasts for Disney fans of all ages, including:

● Disney Hits Philippines: All the favorite Disney hits including Asian artist versions. 
● Disney Hits: Stream Disney Hits to hear the top songs from the biggest Disney and Pixar films globally. 
● Disney Favorites: Like Disney Hits, Disney Favorites will have everyone’s favorite current tunes, plus the ones you loved when you were a child. 
● Disney Classics: Kick back with Disney Classics, a nostalgic playlist that includes songs from the Disney Parks, live-action and animated classic soundtracks, and songs from Disney Channel originals. 
● Disney Sing-Alongs: From the shower to the car, Disney songs that you can’t help but sing along to. 
● Disney Princess: From Belle to Cinderella to Ariel to Moana, Disney Princess has the love ballads as well as the coming-of-age breakaways. 
● Marvel Music: All the best songs and scores from all your favorite Marvel films and shows. ● Best of Star Wars: Enter, Darth Vader.

Tulong Taal: GCash enables users to donate to Taal aid efforts

With the recent eruption of the Taal Volcano, the spirit of Bayanihan became stronger and much more visible with the outpouring of donations and volunteers from the different sectors of the society to help those in need.

Various groups and individuals launched their own donation drives to collect humanitarian aid and bring them to the people who are currently affected by the volcanic eruption in Batangas.

All over the news and social media, the whole world see how Filipinos of different walks of life -- from government agencies, humanitarian aid groups, foundations, down to individuals -- strengthen one another to help those in need.

“The Filipino spirit of Bayanihan is best displayed during these times, and we at GCash inspired with the outflowing of donations and financial aid to those affected by this calamity. We have since added a new in-app feature to make it more convenient for our users to support relief efforts,” GCash President Anthony Thomas said.

Paul Walter Hauser Plays Real-Life Wronged Man "Richard Jewell"

The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing—his quick thinking making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives.  But within days, the law enforcement wannabe will become the FBI’s number one suspect, vilified in the court of public opinion, his life ripped apart.  

Directed by Clint Eastwood, the suspense drama “Richard Jewell” centers around the events that forever made his name synonymous with that terrible act.  

"In the Heights" Trailer Turns Up the Volume of Your Dreams

The creator of “Hamilton” and the director of “Crazy Rich Asians” invite you to the event of the summer, where the streets are made of music and little dreams become big... “In the Heights.”

Check out the film’s official trailer and watch “In the Heights” in Philippine cinemas July 2020.



Lights up on Washington Heights...The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop, where a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community.  At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi (Anthony Ramos), who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.

Sam Rockwell, a Street-Smart Crusading Lawyer in "Richard Jewell"

Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) plays the crusading lawyer who defends a wrongly accused man, in Warner Bros. Pictures’ suspenseful real-life drama, “Richard Jewell” (in Philippine cinemas January 15).

(Watch the film’s trailer at  

The world is first introduced to Richard Jewell as the security guard who reports finding the device at the 1996 Atlanta Games bombing—his quick thinking making him a hero whose swift actions save countless lives.  But within days, the law enforcement wannabe will become the FBI’s number one suspect, vilified in the court of public opinion, his life ripped apart.  Directed by Clint Eastwood, “Richard Jewell” centers around the events that forever made his name synonymous with that terrible act.  

SM Cinema Gave Away Free Popcorn for International Popcorn Day

SM Cinema celebrated International Popcorn Day by treating cinemagoers to free popcorn. 
The movie going experience is made complete with popcorn, a classic well-loved cinema snack. So on its special day on January 19, SM Cinema marked International Popcorn Day by treating early birds to free popcorn to give them a more fun movie experience. Every first screening schedule between 10AM and 1PM came with free SnackTime popcorn in all SM Cinema branches nationwide.

To make the celebration even more exciting, SM Cinema also prepared games for friends and family to enjoy and a surprise appearance from Poppy the Popcorn, who joined in on the latest Tala dance craze with a fun performance for moviegoers at the SM Cinema Megamall branch. 

Will Smith, Martin Lawrence Back for One Last Ride in "Bad Boys for Life"

25 years after Bad Boys, 17 years after Bad Boys II, Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back for one last ride in Columbia Pictures’ new action thriller Bad Boys for Life (in Philippine cinemas January 22).

(Watch the film’s trailer at

For producer Jerry Bruckheimer, there’s one simple reason why the time is right for Will Smith and Martin Lawrence to return to their signature roles.  “It’s always the right time for good movies, fun movies, entertaining movies, like this one is,” says Bruckheimer. “People love good entertainment. We have these two wonderful actors coming together with their humor and their edge. It’s very exciting for an audience and for me to make a movie like this.”

Deadlier Threats Abound in the First Trailer of "A Quiet Place Part II"

“There are people out there worth saving.” Check out the first official trailer for Paramount Pictures’ A Quiet Place Part II and watch the film in Philippine cinemas March 2020.

Paramount Pictures presents in association with Michael Bay, a Platinum Dunes / Sunday Night production, a John Krasinski film “A Quiet Place Part II.”  Executive producers Allyson Seeger, Joann Perritano, Aaron Janus; produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, John Krasinski.

A Modern Hero's Real-Life Story Unfolds in "Just Mercy"

Michael B. Jordan (“Black Panther,” the “Creed” films) and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx (“Ray,” “Baby Driver,” “Django: Unchained”) and Brie Larson (“Room,” “Captain Marvel”) star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Just Mercy,” an inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big screen.  

(Watch the film’s newest trailer at

Award-winning filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton (“The Glass Castle,” “Short Term 12”) directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote, based on Bryan Stevenson’s bestselling memoir.

“Just Mercy” is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice.  After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs.  Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson).  One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the main testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie.  In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings, as well as overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.

All-Star Line Up Of OPM Acts And Celebrity Guests Lead Grand Chinese New Year 2020 Celebration

Get ready for the biggest celebration to kick off the Year of the Rat! The Office of the Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, in cooperation with the Filipino-Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Inc. (FCGCCI), and Manila Chinatown Development Council is holding several activities to celebrate the new year. Join the Chinese New Year Countdown 2020 Street Party, happening this January 24, 2020 from 7PM-12MN at Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz, Binondo, Manila. 

The show will feature special celebrity guests, and some of the biggest acts in OPM including Parokya Ni Edgar, Sponge Cola, Gloc-9, Shanti Dope, Ex-Battalion,  Darren Espanto, Angeline Quinto, Janine Berdin and many more musical acts to keep the night festive. Also joining the festivities are all-star celebrity guests from ABS-CBN and GMA including Joshua Garcia, Derrick Monasterio, and Rita Daniela. To top the New Year Countdown off will be a 30-minute grand firework display to start the year with a big bang. The following day, January 25 will see a Grand Float Parade which will travel along the streets of Binondo and Sta. Cruz, also featuring special celebrity guests. This is one grand celebration you wouldn’t wanna miss! ADMISSION IS FREE for all events.

Oscar-Winner Stephen Gaghan Weaves the New Tale of "Dolittle"

For almost 100 years, the whimsical tales of Hugh Lofting’s “Doctor Dolittle” have enchanted readers young and old. The hero’s astonishing ability to master the complex tongues of animals great and small has sparked imaginations of audiences in multiple mediums, including literature, radio, stage, television and film.

Now, Academy Award® winner Stephen Gaghan brings to the big screen a new re-imagining of the classic tale with Universal Pictures’ epic adventure Dolittle starring Robert Downey,Jr.

DFA reminds overseas Filipinos to register now as overseas voters for 2022 Philippine National Elections

The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), through its foreign service posts and media partners, reminds all Filipino citizens overseas to register now as overseas voters for the 2022 Philippine National Elections.

What you need to register:

An accomplished and signed application form (check the website of your local Philippine Embassy or Consulate General);
  • A valid Philippine Passport;
  • If you don't have a valid passport, submit your NSO birth certificate and a valid Green Card (original and photocopy for both);
  • If you are a Seafarer: a photocopy of your Seaman’s Book or any other document that will prove that you are a seafarer should also be submitted in addition to “1” and “2” above; and,
  • If you are a Dual Citizen: please submit your Dual Citizenship certificate (original and photocopy) in addition to “1” and “2” above.

Casino Filipino, RED Entertainment, Village Pipol join forces for VP Choice Awards 2019

VP Choice Awards (VPCA), the most-awaited night of the year, is finally happening on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Casino Filipino, Manila Bay. In fact, this will be the biggest gathering of celebrities, brands, and online personalities.

Presented by Casino Filipino and produced by Red Entertainment and Village Pipol Magazine aims to honor the best in these three industries — travel, lifestyle, and entertainment. All winners will be chosen through online votes (50%), editorial team deliberation (30%), and panel of experts (20%). With 50 awards at stake and more than 300 nominees, expect nothing but a night filled of glitz, glamour, and appreciation.

Visa and Ayala Malls Cinemas Announce Contactless Acceptance in the Philippines

Visa has announced that Filipinos can now use their contactless cards to make payments at 19 Ayala Malls Cinemas across the country. This is part of Visa’s goal to expand contactless acceptance at more merchant outlets in the country.

The contactless terminals have been implemented across Ayala Malls Cinemas, in partnership with Global Payments. The introduction of contactless payments at Ayala Malls Cinemas brings greater convenience and payment options for Filipinos who are embracing a cashless lifestyle.

From doing covers to going mainstream... Agsunta Drops All-Original EP "Feels Trip"

From gaining significant attention online for their viral song covers, Pinoy pop rock band
Agsunta has now come full circle, welcoming 2020 with their now completed all-original EP, "Feels Trip," produced under DNA Music.

The EP, which includes six original tracks namely, "Bagong Umaga," "Alas Dose," "Kung 'Di Na Ako," "Liwanag," "Lokomotor," and "Hayskul Hits"-came after the band signed with the record label last year, after a brief hiatus from the limelight.

Son's Persection Becomes a Mother's Ordeal in "Richard Jewell"

Clint Eastwood’s suspense drama “Richard Jewell” serves to finally reveal one man’s truth, one man who, after 88 agonizing days—not one spent in jail—understands what it is to be guilty until proven innocent.

One of the filmmakers’ driving forces in bringing Richard Jewell’s story to the screen was that his mother, Bobi Jewell—who went through those same 88 days at his side—wanted her son’s story told, his name cleared of any wrongdoing, his heroics at long last memorialized.  When she learned it would be Eastwood at the helm, and then Hauser in the role, she felt Richard was in good hands both behind and in front of the camera.  Her dream would soon be a reality.

World Vision calls for donation in ongoing relief efforts for communities affected by Taal Volcano eruption

Child-focused organization World Vision is calling for donations and volunteers to support their ongoing relief efforts for the immediate needs of the people affected by Taal Volcano’s unrest. 

Aside from monetary donations to support the operations in progress, World Vision is also accepting emergency essentials such as dust masks that will be distributed in evacuation centers in Batangas. 

“World Vision is committed to support the families, especially the children, who are in difficult situation because of the eruption. Our response team is already on the ground and will also be distributing hygiene kits, plastic mats, blankets, drinking water and other emergency essentials in the coming days,” said World Vision’s National Director Rommel Fuerte. 

SPi Global Selects GCash PowerPay+ as an Employees Rewards Partner

SPi Global, the world’s biggest provider of content technology solutions in the information industry partners with GCash, the Philippines’ leading mobile wallet, to offer SPi Global employees more convenience in receiving their rewards and incentives.

SPi Global employees can now receive rewards through GCash PowerPay+, and enjoy a wide array of fintech services that the GCash app offers: QR merchant payments, bills payments, credit loans, savings, and insurance, among others. 

Honda Philippines Launches New Airblade150 With Yassi Pressman and Coco Martin

Honda Philippines, Inc., the No. 1 motorcycle manufacturer in the country, raises the bar in the scooter segment once again through the launch of The All-New Airblade150, a cutting-edge sporty AT bike that promises to make urban riding fun, comfortable and stylish.

The All-New Airblade150 is designed as “The Cutting Edge,” aimed to bring a new level of riding experience for young riders, looking for an AT Bike with a standout look, power and cutting-edge comfort in shared riding. 

"Bad Boys for Life" Brings Back Baddest Crime-Fighting Duo

The first two Bad Boys films introduced Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, who each had previously headlined a hit television series, to motion picture action-comedy fans. Now, everybody’s favorite crime-fighting duo is back on their beat – and they’re as fun, dangerous, and unpredictable as ever.

In Columbia Pictures’ new action-thriller Bad Boys for Life, Smith and Lawrence return in two of their signature roles, Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett. In the film, just as Marcus is trying to step back and spend more time in his family, a dangerous threat will emerge to endangers Mike’s life – pulling Marcus back in… after all, Mike is family too, and he’s not going to let Mike go on that mission alone.

(Watch the film’s trailer at

Get to Know the Talking Creatures in the Epic Adventure "Dolittle"

Universal Pictures presents the new epic adventure Dolittle, the vivid re-imagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals.  When the young Queen Victoria falls gravely ill, the hermetic Dr. Dolittle (Robert Downey,Jr.) 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.

The doctor is joined on his quest by a raucous coterie of animal friends.  Meet them below!

Regal, vain, and ferocious when called for, Poly (Emma Thompson) is Dolittle’s oldest friend, as well as his conscience. Dolittle listens to Poly most closely, even when—as is often the case—she is saying something he doesn’t want to hear. Poly speaks human better than any other parrot, and the gruff matriarch keeps a steady eye on all the family.

Shopee rounds up exceptional 2019; envisions online shopping to be more personalized, engaging, and social in 2020

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, sums up an exceptional 2019 and outlines three defining characteristics for online shopping in 2020: Personalized, Engaging, Social. Shopee enjoyed a landmark 2019 as it pioneered industry-leading initiatives that transformed online shopping in the region. In 2020, Shopee will take its efforts to the next level by making online shopping more fun, customized, and interactive.

Martin Yu, Associate Director at Shopee Philippines said, “Shopee had an incredible 2019. We achieved new milestones by staying true to our vision of making online shopping engaging and social. This is proven by our successful in-app games and features which continue to delight millions of users daily. As e-commerce becomes the norm in the coming years, the next challenge is to make shopping online more personal and customized for each user. Shopee believes this to be the future of online shopping and we are committed to making it a reality.”

Emma Watson Announces The Book Fairies' Worldwide "Little Women" Activity

Emma Watson has announced that starting today, book fairies around the globe, including the Philippines, are hiding over 2,000 copies of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, “Little Women.”

(Watch the film’s trailer at

The Book Fairies hide books every day, each adorned with a sticker which reads ‘Take this book, read it & leave it for the next person to enjoy’. In anticipation of the February 19 Philippine release of Sony Pictures’ “Little Women” movie, in which Watson stars as Meg March, book fairies are celebrating the novel and delighting book finders along the way.

Every novel that The Book Fairies are hiding over the next few days contains a copy of a note from Emma herself hidden within the pages. In the note, which was handwritten, Emma talks about her enjoyment of being in the film, and hopes that the finder enjoys the book.

PayMaya powers a more exciting, hassle-free and rewarding experience at Sinulog Festival!

As millions of Filipinos gather in Cebu in time to celebrate the annual lively and colorful Sinulog Festival to honor Señor Santo Niño, they can look forward to an exciting, hassle-free, and rewarding experience with the help of PayMaya.

PayMongo, GCash partner to empower MSMEs with mobile payments

GCash, the Philippines’ leading mobile wallet, has partnered with PayMongo, a Silicon Valley-backed payments facilitator, to provide an expanded mobile payments platform for micro-, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.

GCash is now live on the PayMongo site as a payment method for thousands of online sellers. PayMongo has 3,500 merchant accounts on its platform.

“PayMongo provides the easiest way for Filipino merchants to accept credit card, e-wallet and over-the-counter payments. PayMongo is backed by Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator, Peter Thiel and Stripe,” PayMongo Chief Executive Officer Francis Plaza said.

Watch the Trailer of Christopher Nolan's New Action Epic "Tenet"

Warner Bros. Pictures has just released the official trailer of Christopher Nolan’s new film “Tenet.”

Filmed on location across seven countries utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 70mm film to bring the story to the screen, “Tenet” is an action epic evolving from the world of international espionage.

Directed and written by Christopher Nolan, “Tenet’s” international ensemble cast is led by John David Washington and also stars Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, with Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.  

The film is produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas.  Nolan’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Jennifer Lame, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland, and visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson.  The score is being composed by Ludwig Göransson.

Go Behind -The-Scenes of the Making of "Top Gun: Maverick"

Real flying. Real G-forces. Pure adrenaline. Check out the behind-the-scenes video of Top Gun: Maverick with Tom Cruise and watch the film in Philippine cinemas June 24, 2020.

Top Gun: Maverick is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at; Twitter at  and Instagram at Connect with #TopGun and #TopGunMaverick

Shopee Kicks Off 2020 with Shopee New Year Cashback Sale

Shop on January 15 and get 20% Cashback and sitewide Free Shipping with ₱0 minimum spend

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, ushers in the new year with greater saving options at the Shopee New Year Cashback Sale. With a day left to enjoy additional savings, shoppers can look forward to up to 20% cashback from their purchases and free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend on January 15.

Mia - Drinks and Doctors Rock

For the start of the new decade, Insight 360 offers a romantic Filipino film that brings doctors and rocks into one film - Mia. Starring Coleen Garcia and Edgar Alan Guzman, the movie was first marketed online with a trailer of a drunk lady crashing a wedding party. From there the two doctors meet the morning after. 

The trailer has now reached 12 million views on YouTube and counting. The film also takes place in Palawan which shows not the usual tourist places, rather it features the communities and homes which are also integral to the stories of Mia and Jay.

FilAm community leader chosen to address new lawyers of Northern California at admission ceremony

University of the Philippines Alumni Association San Francisco (UPAASF) President Sonia T. Delen, also Senior Vice President of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a Member of the Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California, recently addressed the new lawyers who passed the California Bar Exam at the State Bar of California Admission Ceremony held at the Oakland Convention Center.  It was a great honor for the well-known Filipina American community leader to address the batch as a non-lawyer.

Order your favorite langhap-sarap meals online via the Jollibee Delivery website

Jollibee makes ordering one’s favorite food faster and more convenient with the relaunch of the Jollibee Delivery Website! Starting now, customers from all over the country can simply use their smartphones, laptops or tablets to order Jollibee meals online by visiting

The new Jollibee Delivery Website boasts of an enhanced design interface, easy-to-use platform, order tracking and scheduling, as well as updated security features for secure transactions. It features all-time favorite Jollibee meals such as Chickenjoy, Yumburger, and Spaghetti, which can be delivered anytime and anywhere for a minimum order of just P200. Customers also have the option to pay via cash-on delivery or online using their credit and debit cards.

"A Quiet Place: Part II" Unveils Trailer Tease, Poster

Step into a new unknown.  Watch the trailer announcement clip for Paramount Pictures’ A Quiet Place Part II starring Emily Blunt.  

The official full trailer coming on January 1, 2020.  Check out the teaser poster and first-look image below.

Paramount Pictures presents in association with Michael Bay, a Platinum Dunes / Sunday Night production, a John Krasinski film “A Quiet Place Part II.”  Executive producers Allyson Seeger, Joann Perritano, Aaron Janus; produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, John Krasinski.

Based on characters created by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, written and directed by John Krasinski.

A Quiet Place Part II stars Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe and Djimon Hounsou.

Swing Out Sister With Sybil Philippine Tour In April

English pop duo Swing Out Sister, composed of Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell, is heading back to the Philippines for their 2020 Philippine Tour with special guest Sybil. Dates are April 16 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, April 17 at the SMX Convention Center in Davao, and April 19 at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu.

The much loved 1980s duo began to dominate the music industry with their sophisticated dance-pop-jazz genre in the autumn of 1986, following the release of their biggest hit to date, Breakout. The irresistible upbeat single lived up to its name as it became an international chart sensation not only in the United Kingdom and the US but in many markets worldwide including the Philippines. 

Swing Out Sister became part of the defining sound of British pop in the late 1980s and one of the most successful pop bands around the globe with their multiple hit songs such as Where In The World, Fooled By A Smile, You On My Mind, Twilight World, Waiting Game, Forever Blue, Am I the Same Girl, The Windmills Of Your Mind, La La Means I Love You, Love Won’t Let You Down, and Precious Words. Special guest is Sybil whose many hits include Make It Easy On Me, Don’t Make Me Over, Walk On By, It’s Too Late, The Love I Lost, I Wanna Be Where You are, Lovely Day.

Taiwan’s Freshest Milk Tea is Bubbling in Banawe: GOODGOOD PH

A true milk tea sensation from Ximending, Taipei, GoodGoodPH, offers a variety of blends that’s sure to alert every milk tea fanatic’s radar. True to its name, this trendy milk tea shop has been sharing its goodness around the Metro since its opening last June 2019. 

With their enticing array of drinks, from classic milk teas to their best-selling flavors like their Double B, Triple B with Cream  or Black Rose Milk Tea, these hit drinks are made with high quality fresh cow’s milk and brown sugar.

BRIA Homes releases “Upa,” a film that gives ordinary Filipinos a wake-up call

If you live in a tiny rented room, put up with nosey and noisy neighbors, or worry about your family’s safety in a congested neighborhood, you know how it is to be an ordinary Filipino. Yes, the hapless Filipino wage earner whose dream to own a home is often quashed by the daunting task of paying for food, utiities, and life’s other obligations.

UNIQLO Gives Back this Holiday Season

UNIQLO welcomes the holiday season with its “Give the Gift of LifeWear” event for the children of Bantay Bata and SOS Children’s Villages Philippines held at UNIQLO SM Megamall.

With the mission of “Unlocking the Power of Clothing”, UNIQLO is committed to reducing its environmental impact by offering innovative products and achieving sustainable business simultaneously. They recognize the power of clothing and are shifting its focus on planet, people, and community.

Romcom film creates online buzz by holding “National Mia Day” on Jan 13

Insight 360 Films will hold the first “National Mia Day” on January 13 at the Cinema 1 of SM Megamall in honor of women whose name is similar to the main protagonist of the most-awaited romantic comedy film “Mia.” 

The special event, which will be held simultaneously with the advanced screening of the film “Mia,” has already create massive buzz on various social media platforms—attracting thousands of inquiries from curious netizens all over the country.

“The moment we posted the trailer of ‘Mia’ on Facebook and Youtube, we’ve noticed so many people tagging their friends and relatives named Mia. It gave us an idea to celebrate the National Mia Day two days prior to our movie’s theatrical release on January 15,” explained executive producer and Insight 360 Films president Chris Cahilig.

SB19 Inks deal with Sony Music, releases first official single “Alab”

After selling out their first major concert in a record-breaking three minutes, SB19 is ready to dominate the local and international music market with the release of their latest single, “Alab.”

If you think the previous releases were straight up fire, wait until you hear “Alab”—a dance-pop banger built on sophisticated production, digital beats, and pulsating grooves. 

Celebrities Shine during Resident Holdings Launch

More than 20 celebrities and influencers graced the recent launch Philippine-based conglomerate Resident Holdings Group, a company that offers real estate, franchising, direct marketing and fashion accessories curated by some of the most popular and in-demand stars today.

The launch was attended by over 3000 guests and key celebrity partners like Manny Pacquiao, Jinkee Pacquiao, Ruffa Gutierrez, Carla Abellana, Nikki Gil, Alyssa Muhlach, Martin Del Rosario, Ashley Gosiengfiao, Shaira Diaz, David Licauco, Janica Nam and Thia Thomalla to name a few.

Skin Magical COO and Founder Ghie Pangilinan wins big in 2019

2019 is indeed a fruitful year for Skin Magical CEO Ghie Pangilinan whose hard work and perseverance to carve a niche in the beauty and skin care industry have been recognized by various award-giving bodies. Her nonstop innovation to make the Skin Magical brand a top choice among Filipino consumers has made Ghie truly deserving of all the accolades.

Last November 19, Ghie bagged the Influencer of The Year award at the Leaders Asia Awards held at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The lady entrepreneur also walked away with the trophy for Start-up Company of the Year for Skin Magical.

This year’s Most Influential Female CEO in the Field of Cosmetics and Skin Care trophy was handed to her during the 18th Annual Gawad Amerika Awards night in Los Angeles, California.

The Philippine Leaf Awards Nominees Announced

The Philippine Leaf Awards proudly announces the finalists for LEAF THEATER 2019. This covers performances from October 1, 2018 - November 30, 2019. Below is the complete list of nominees.


  • Kim Molina (Rak of Aegis 7/PETA)
  • Joanna Ampil (Waitress/Atlantis Theatrical)
  • Shiela Valderrama – Martinez (Passion/Philippine Opera Company)
  • Aicelle Santos (Himala/9 Works Theatricals)
  • Krystal Kane (Spring Awakening/Ateneo Blue Repertory) 
  • Tanya Manalang (Ang Huling El Bimbo/Full House Theater Co./Resorts World)

New Latino Actor Lands Villain Role in "Bad Boys for Life"

British born Latino actor Jacob Scipio (upcoming Without Remorse) portrays the main villain in Columbia Pictures’ new action thriller Bad Boys for Life, opposite Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

In the film, Smith and Lawrence’s characters Mike and Marcus, certainly have their work cut out for them. Their prey – and vice versa – is a beautiful criminal overlord from Mike’s past, Isabel, along with her strong-willed and lethal son.

While Isabel was imprisoned, she gave birth to Armando – now a fully-grown assassin (Scipio). Upon her release, she works with Armando to make sure there’s no escape for those who wronged her, turning Armando into a spiteful weapon.

myxRADIO Launches on World’s Largest All-Original Live Audio Platform Dash Radio

Back in 2018, TechCrunch quoted Dash Radio founder Scott Keeney or DJ Skee, a well-known DJ with stints on LA’s KISS-FM and Sirius XM, as saying, “(On the streaming side with Apple and Spotify), there’s not going to be room for much else. But when it comes to radio, it’s the wild, wild west.”

Keeney started Dash Radio, an internet radio platform, with $2 million seed funding in 2014, then raised $8.8 million in 2018 after it reached 10 million monthly listeners. While everyone online was focused on live video, Dash Radio concentrated on live audio.  

Today, Dash Radio is the largest all-original live audio platform in the world, with over 12 million monthly listeners, 80 stations and over 500 DJs and shows. Dash Radio has over 50 distribution partners that include all mobile devices like the iOS and Android, smart speakers like Amazon’s Alexa and Sonos, car companies like Honda and Jaguar, smart TV platforms like Apple TV, Chromecast, Pluto TV and more. Celebrities and entertainment brands like Snoop Dogg and Kylie Jenner have stations alongside the UFC and Insomniac Group. One of the biggest music festivals in the world called “EDC or Electric Daisy Carnival” livestreams exclusively on the Dash Radio platform. They have multiple studios which include storefronts on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, Empire State Building in New York, downtown Atlanta, and will be launching Nashville soon.