Oliver Jackson-Cohen Plays the Stalking Game in "The Invisible Man"

Most recently seen in the hit Netflix anthology series, The Haunting of Hill House, Oliver Jackson-Cohen now stars in The Invisible Man, a terrifying modern tale of obsession from director-writer Leigh Whannell (Insidious: Chapter 3) and also stars Elisabeth Moss.

(Watch the film’s new spot at https://youtu.be/CW6Uj38X7i4)

Jackson-Cohen plays Cobalt CEO Adrian Griffin, an extremely wealthy and brilliant scientist, who is as handsome and charming as he is violently abusive. He is obsessed with Cecilia (Moss) and with controlling her…and will stop at nothing to get her back.

XTREME Summer Xtravaganza Promo!

Get great deals in home appliances with the XTREME Summer Xtravaganza Promo! They are offering free items like TVs, Microwave ovens, rice cookers and many more on specific purchases. Some items can be worth up to Php 3,995.

Promo runs from March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020 at all XTREME stores nationwide.

Rare disease spotlight: Get to know the key provisions of Republic Acf 10747 and the IRR

Rare disease spotlight: Get to know the key provisions of Republic Acf 10747 and the IRR

Valentine’s Day may have come and gone but that doesn’t mean we should stop sharing our love and affection in this month of love. 

You see, per Presidential Proclamation No. 1989 released on February 8, 2010, the last week of February is declared as the National Rare Disease Week. Moreover, February 29 — the rarest day of all — is recognized as the International Rare Disease Day, where we are meant to show our love and support for people with rare disease all over the globe.
But what exactly is a rare disease and how can we show our love for our friends and family in the Rare Disease Community?

Pinoy hip-hop phenom Shanti Dope makes his 2020 comeback with the newest single "Normalan."

Keeping up with the sound of the times while retaining his irresistible flows, Shanti gets back to talking about love in this hot new track, which serves as a spiritual sequel to his hit debut single "Nadarang." The sensual track talks about an experience with girls - keeping it with 'no strings attached' until he finds 'the right one.' 

"Normalan" serves as Shanti's first single after collaborating with OPM icons Gloc-9 and Chito Miranda on the track "Pati Pato." To date, the young phenom has already amassed over 140 million streams from all his tracks on Spotify, along with over 100 million views for his music videos on YouTube. 

Biggest Underdog Story Ever Unfolds in First "Rumble" Trailer

In the world of monster wrestling, there has never been a champion quite like this. Check out the first trailer for Paramount Animation’s Rumble now, and watch the film in Philippine cinemas 2021.


In the film, monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes. Teenage Winnie seeks to follow in her father’s footsteps by coaching a loveable underdog monster into a champion.

Doja Cat’s “Say So” earworms its way to global viral prominence

With its effervescent disco sheen, attention-grabbing chorus, and inescapable vibe, Doja Cat’s “Say So” is shaping up to be a global smash.

The song currently sits at number 32 on Spotify Philippines Viral 50 and has climbed steadily on the Billboard Hot 100 for more than a month since its debut. In a short period of time, it has reached more than a hundred million streams worldwide, becoming Doja Cat’s biggest hit on Spotify.

The song’s breakthrough could be attributed in part to its success on video-sharing social networking platform, TikTok, where it inspired various dance challenges from top Hollywood celebrities and social media influencers. 

New Animated Comedy "Connected" Reveals First-Look Photos

It’s time to plug in as Sony Pictures Animation reveals the first-look images of its upcoming comedy Connected.

Check out the images below and watch Connected in Philippine cinemas soon.

Sony Pictures Animation’s Connected is an original animated comedy from director Mike Rianda (Gravity Falls) and producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Lego Movie).

National Awards 2020 Philippines Winners Announced

©North Gevero, Philippines, National Award Winner,
Sony World Photography Awards 2020
Exhibition runs from 17 April – 4 May 2020 at Somerset House, London

The World Photography Organization and Sony Philippines is delighted to reveal North Gevero as the Philippines’ National Award winner for the Sony World Photography Awards 2020. 

The National Awards program is an initiative set up by the World Photography Organization and Sony to support local photographic communities across 63 countries from around the world. The program awards one photographer from each nation for a standalone image and presents them with the opportunity to showcase their work to a global audience at the renowned Sony World Photography Awards 2020 exhibition at Somerset House, London from 17 April – 4 May. 

5 reasons why you should be on TikTok!

Be part of the new craze—watch and share your own entertaining videos on TikTok!

Are you on TikTok?                      

If not, you’re missing a whole lot! A lot of trending and viral videos you’re seeing on the internet are all coming from this popular new app—and what’s even better is you can join the fun by watching or sharing your own videos on TikTok!

Here are five reasons to download TikTok:

Upcoming Singapore Electro-Pop/R&B Band In The Now Drops Debut Single With Umami Records: "Fool"

Upcoming Singapore Electro-pop/R&B band IN THE NOW drops their debut release via Umami Records, “Fool” on Friday, 28 February 2020.

“Fool” is a song about unrequited love, where our hero is in denial, constantly clinging to the hope that one day the subject of his infatuation will change her mind, even though he knows he should move on. Layers of dark melancholic synths and dreamy electronic pads build into a heartfelt chorus, and when words are not enough, culminates in an unexpected drop. Topped off with a sprinkling of trap and future bass elements, the innovative production on this cleverly crafted track entices the ears with something special. 

"No Time to Die" Official Theme Song by Billie Eilish Out Now

The official theme song to the 25th James Bond film No Time To Die has been released. The song is written and performed by Billie Eilish, produced by her brother FINNEAS alongside Stephen Lipson, with orchestral arrangements by Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley and guitar from Johnny Marr.

Watch the preview of the song at https://youtu.be/pO6wDBss8PI

Listen to the song’s full audio at https://youtu.be/GB_S2qFh5lU

“Billie and FINNEAS have written an incredibly powerful and moving song for No Time To Die, which has been impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film,” said Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of No Time To Die.

Believe the Woman: Elizabeth Moss Fights to Survive in "The Invisible Man"

Emmy Award winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale) stars in The Invisible Man, a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic Monster character.

(Watch the film’s featurette about Moss’ performance at https://youtu.be/VHU7VLvNm7k)

Moss plays Cecilia Kass, a smart, capable architect in San Francisco who has become imprisoned by Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson Cohen), her violent, abusive and powerful boyfriend. When she escapes from the brilliant inventor and optics pioneer, she goes into hiding with the help of her friends and family. But after her ex commits suicide, Cecilia begins to suspect he’s not actually dead but has made himself invisible…using his ground-breaking invention to torture her. The trouble is, her theory sounds insane and paranoid, and she finds herself questioning her own sanity, while also trying to protect herself and the people she loves.

Interesting Details With The ABS-CBN Franchise Hearing

Probably the most talked about topic for Filipinos right now is not the COVID-19 epidemic, nor the the latest K-Drama but is about the renewal of the franchise of ABS-CBN which has now reached the committee tables of the Philippine Senate. Led by the chairpeerson Senator Grace Poe, the Senate committee on public services called on parties seeking broadcast renewals including executives and legal consels of the Kapamilya network.

It was attended by top executives like Carlo Katigbak, Cory Vidanes, and key personnel that will be able to answer questions regarding technicalities and clear up speculations that were also connected with the renewal proceedings. Representatives from government departments like the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Bureau of Internal Revnue (BIR), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to address any violations or other issues regarding the franchise conditions.

Embark on an Extraordinary Quest in Disney and Pixar’s “Onward”

In Disney and Pixar’s “Onward,” Ian Lightfoot’s mom has his back
—even when his hyperactive pet dragon, Blazey, is misbehaving.
Featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the voice of Mom,
and Tom Holland as the voice of Ian
In Philippine cinemas starting March 4, with an early special release on Leap Day – February 29.

The studios of Disney and Pixar have taken moviegoers in many locations—from under the sea, into space, back in time, and into the toy box. Now, as both studios expand their wings, they open their doors to a brand-new, thrilling world where fantasy meets familiar.

Two Julias Take Over Each Other's Lives In iWant's "I AM U"

Julia stars opposite Tony Labrusca in her first digital series.

Julia Barretto finds herself tormented by one unfortunate event after another after she crosses paths with a doppelganger, a girl who looks exactly just like her, in the mystery psycho thriller "I AM U," streaming on iWant starting this February 26 (Wednesday).


The iWant original series features Julia as two identical yet vastly different giris-Elise, who has the best of everything in life, and Rose, who has close to nothing.

The two unexpectedly meet when Rose saves Elise's life. Both thankful and in awe of the their similarity in looks, Elise invites Rose into her world, treats her as her twin, and shares everything she has-including her house, family, and friends.

As soon as Rose becomes comfortable, however, Elise sees her as a threat and suddenly wants her out of her life.

In a party that changes everything, Elise bullies Rose into hiding inside a closet during a game of "Truth or Dare." While inside, an accidental fire ensues, leaving Rose locked in. Elise and her friends cover up the tragedy and think everything is behind them--until one by one, they fall to their mysterious deaths.

How are the deaths linked to Rose's demise? Who will be left unscathed?

The digital series is helmed by iWant's "Past, Present, Perfect?" and "Uncoupling" director Dwein Ruedas Baltazar, and produced by Dreamscape Entertainment in partnership with The IdeaFirst Company. Its cast also include Ina Raymundo, Richard Quan, Cedrick Juan, Kokoy De Santos, Adrianna So, Claire Ruiz, Lander Vera Perez, Yayo Aguila, Jenny Miller, and Tony Labrusca.

Meet two Julias in "I AM U," on the iWant app (iOs and Android) or iwant.ph for free starting
February 26 (Wednesday). For updates, like www.facebook.com/iWant, and follow @iwant
on Twitter and @iwantofficial on Instagram, and subscribe to www.youtube.com/iWantPH.



Southeast Asia's First Ever Star Wars Virtual Run Launches On May 4th

The battle between the light and dark side of the Force is upon us! STAR WARS fans, prepare to choose your side and join the Force in Southeast Asia’s first-ever STAR WARS Virtual Run!

Registration is now open and interested participants can clock-in their run distance from May the 4th – a date derived from the iconic phrase “May the Force Be With You” – in celebration of the STAR WARS Day.

KathNiel Joins PayMaya With "BalikBayad"

Top-rated actors Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla were officially
unveiled as the latest brand ambassadors for PayMaya’s “BalikBayad”
campaign, which encourages Filipinos to experience the most
rewarding mobile wallet app in the country today which gives them
cashback and other perks for their cashless transactions via PayMaya.
Teen Royalties Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla come back to share the many rewards you get when you “Don’t Pay Cash. PayMaya!”

After more than a year of not being seen together on-screen, “Teen Royalties” Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla reunite for an action-packed project that sees them sharing the many perks and rewards of going cashless through PayMaya’s “BalikBayad” campaign.

Serving as a follow-up to PayMaya’s widely successful “Don’t Pay Cash. PayMaya!” campaign last year which gave birth to a catchy video and jingle set to the tune of the hit ‘90’s Eraserheads song “Ligaya,” the “BalikBayad” campaign sees Kathryn and Daniel in action-packed scenes teaming up to beat a common foe–cash.

Chance The Rapper To Host Nickelodeon's Kid's Choice Awards

Grammy® Award-winning superstar Chance the Rapper is set to host Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020, the biggest and slimiest awards show where kids are in control, airing in Asia on Wednesday, March 25 at 5pm (WIB) and 6pm (MY, PH).

Catch the replays on the following days:

Thursday, March 26 at 3pm (WIB) and 4pm (MY, PH)
Friday, March 27 at 7pm (WIB) and 8pm (MY, PH)
Saturday, March 28 at 5.30pm (WIB) and 6.30pm (MY, PH)
Sunday, March 29 at 1pm (WIB) and 2pm (MY, PH)

"The Invisble Man" Begins New Era of Monsters from Universal Pictures

The character of the Invisible Man is part of Universal Pictures’ family of classic movie Monsters—including legendary figures Dracula, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Part of the reason these infamous characters have endured is because they are timeless and represent a wide range of cultural fears and anxieties—the intersection of scientific discovery and timeless love and loss. They’re adaptable to whatever time we’re living in.

It's Raining Awards At The 4th FDCP Film Ambassadors' Night

The Film Development Council of the Philippines continues to celebrate the Filipino filmmakers, production crew, creatives, and actors which have brought awards and recognition from various film festivals all over the world. Now on it's fourth year the FDCP Film Ambassadors' Night 2020 is like grand party for their contribution in flourishing Philippine Cinema to the international stage.

Led by Chairperson and CEO Liza Diño, she is very happy with the achievements of the films which expands the presence of Filipino films in known film festivals and also in various countries which also opens its doors for their movies. Most notable guest for that night include Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo and DILG Undersecretary Martin Diño.

Why Wait? You "KanDuu" It Now!

FWD Philippines gives you the confidence so you “KanDuu ” all the things you want to do, now imagine all the things you can do when you ’re confident and secured enough to accomplish them. 

1. Jump off a plane and freefall, the wind on your face, your mind wide open. 
2. Open your first solo exhibit or publish your first book. 
3. Train, join, and finish a local triathlon or a marathon. 
4. Nibble on freshly baked French macaroons you made yourself in a baking class in Paris. 
5. Trek through the magnificent forests and high alpine meadows of Nepal, solo! 
6. Quit your desk job to go freelance, full-time. 
7. Explore the dive bars and architectural relics of Shinjuku ’s Golden Gai. 
8. Turn your little passion project into an online startup. 
9. Live in a far-flung community to film your first documentary. 
10. Go wreck diving in the Coron. 

They say you can do anything you set your mind to. And setting goals for yourself seems so fairly simple. You think it. You write it down. You affirm it, And you do it. But it ’s not always as easy as that, is it? Whether new to adulting or “adulting for a while now ”, people have responsibilities—bills to pay, work to deliver, a family to take care of, a future to secure —that often stop them from doing all the things they are passionate about. But who ever said you can ’t have it all? 

When you want something so much, you have to be willing to do what it takes to make it happen including, and most importantly, financial planning. Saving up enough funds for a dream trip or to start a passion project is one thing. Securing yourself and those you love so you can go for it without a single worry is another. 

Giving Filipinos the confidence to live life to the fullest, FWD Life Philippines (FWD PH), part of pan-Asian insurer FWD Group, recently launched KanDuu, a set of insurance products that covers you from death, critical illness, or accidents so you "Can Do" and pursue all the things you love. 

Go ahead and do it! 

Whether you ’re an avid traveler, a fitness buff, or a lover of life, there ’s a variant that ’ll suit you —KanMend, KanLive, and KanGuard. And did we mention that aside from securing you and your family, each comes with really awesome rewards? 

Designed with wellness warriors and health buffs  in mind, KanMend gives you a cash benefit of  Php100,000 once you get diagnosed with any of  the 42 covered critical illnesses. Its welcome reward: Six months ’ unlimited access to KonsultaMD ’s 24/7 telemedicine service. No need to leave the house to consult with licensed Filipino doctors. All you need is to call. 

KanLive has a cash benefit of Php200,000, in case  of death and this reward: One-year unlimited  medical consultations at any Aventus Medical clinics, nationwide. 

Love to travel? Have a thirst for adventure? Want to live life on the edge? KanGuard gives a Php500,000 cash benefit in case of accidental death or disability due  to terror attacks, anywhere in the world. Its reward? One-year global emergency services by Assist America for travels. 

Insurance marketplace 

Who knew you ’d someday shop for insurance online the way you ’d shop for gadgets or limited edition bike parts? Who knew getting insured is as fast as picking that shade of red lipstick you don ’t already have? True to its vision to change the way people feel about insurance, FWD has now made insurance more accessible, affordable, and covetable to more Filipinos via shop.fwd.com.ph. 

If you ’re 18 to 50 years old, you can purchase KanDuu online for only PhP1,799/year at shop.fwd.com.ph, FWD PH ’s new online insurance marketplace. 

Just choose your variant (why not all??). Click buy. Fill out the one-page application form, pay via credit or debit card, and you ’re done. You ’re insured! Quick. Hassle-free. No medical. No paperwork. You just need a valid ID for verification. And with FWD ’s insurance app, Tapp, you can access and manage your insurance and rewards, anytime, anywhere. 
The gift that keeps on giving 

There are only a few weeks left before 2019 leaves us. How many of your goals have you achieved already? Well, there is still time to do things you set your mind to. Just don ’t get stuck on the “someday, I ’ll … ” stage. 

So this Christmas, instead of buying that new iPhone or going on a shopping binge, gift yourself the confidence to do the things you love. Because once your future and your loved ones are financially secured, there ’s no limit to the things you can do. Go on, FWD ’s got your back! Go to bit.ly/MetroManilaLovesShopFWD to purchase your KanDuu insurance now! 

Want to know more about FWD Life Philippines, part of the pan-Asian insurer FWD Group? 

Financial  Security at  Your Fingertips 

FWD Philippines secures you and your family in just minutes.

In the fast-paced, technology-driven, hyperconnected world, there are countless things you can do with a tap or a click. Whether it ’s paying bills, shopping for hard-to-find items, or booking an adventure trip halfway around the world, every chore that once required stepping out of the house is now just a click away. Now, you can even secure yourself and your loved ones ’ future in the amount of time it takes you to finish singing two Christmas carols! 

Enabling more Filipinos to live life to the fullest, FWD Life Philippines (FWD PH), part of pan-Asian insurer FWD Group, recently launched its new online insurance marketplace Shop.fwd.com.ph, making insurance more accessible and affordable. You can choose from three insurance variants that only costs PhP1,799/year each. 

Insurance marketplace 

Whoever thought you ’d someday be able to shop for insurance online the way you ’d shop for gadgets or limited edition bike parts? Who knew getting insured is as fast as picking that shade of red lipstick you don ’t already have? True to its vision of changing the way people feel about insurance, FWD PH has now made insurance more accessible, affordable, and covetable to more Filipinos via Shop.fwd.com.ph

Just choose your variant (why not all??). Click buy. Fill out the one-page application form, pay via credit or debit card, and you ’re done. You ’re insured! Quick. Hassle-free. No medical. No paperwork. You just need a valid ID for verification. And with FWD ’s insurance app, Tapp, you can access and manage your insurance and rewards, anytime, anywhere. 
Exclusive products and rewards 

Exclusively available at Shop.fwd.com.ph, KanDuu is a set of insurance products that covers you from death, critical illness, or accidents so you "Can Do" and pursue all the things you love. And whether you ’re an avid traveler, a fitness buff, or a lover of life, there ’s a variant that ’ll suit you —KanMend, KanLive, and KanGuard. And did we mention that aside from securing you and your family, each comes with really awesome rewards? 

Designed with wellness warriors and health buffs in mind, KanMend gives you a cash benefit of Php100,000 once you get diagnosed with any of the 42 covered critical illnesses. Its welcome reward: Six months ’ unlimited access to KonsultaMD ’s 24/7 telemedicine service. No need to leave the house to consult with licensed Filipino doctors. All you need is to call. 

KanLive has a cash benefit of Php200,000, in case of death and this reward: One-year unlimited medical consultations at any Aventus Medical clinics, nationwide. 

Love to travel? Have a thirst for adventure? Want to live life on the edge? KanGuard gives a Php500,000 cash benefit in case of accidental death or disability due to terror attacks, anywhere in the world. Its reward? One-year global emergency services by Assist America for travels. 

Go ahead and do it! 

Whether you ’re an avid traveler, a fitness buff, or a lover of life, there ’s a variant that ’ll suit you —KanMend, KanLive, and KanGuard. And did we mention that aside from securing you and your family, each comes with really awesome rewards? 

Designed with wellness warriors and health buffs in mind, KanMend gives you a cash benefit of Php100,000 once you get diagnosed with any of the 42 covered critical illnesses. Its welcome reward: Six months ’ unlimited access to KonsultaMD ’s 24/7 telemedicine service. No need to leave the house to consult with licensed Filipino doctors. All you need is to call. 

KanLive has a cash benefit of Php200,000, in case of death and this reward: One-year unlimited medical consultations at any Aventus Medical clinics, nation- wide. 

Love to travel? Have a thirst for adventure? Want to live life on the edge? KanGuard gives a Php500,000 cash benefit in case of accidental death or disability due to terror attacks, anywhere in the world. Its reward? One-year global emergency services by Assist America for travels. 

Insurance marketplace 

Who knew you ’d someday shop for insurance online the way you ’d shop for gadgets or limited edition bike parts? Who knew getting insured is as fast as picking that shade of red lipstick you don ’t already have? True to its vision to change the way people feel about insurance, FWD has now made insurance more accessible, affordable, and covetable to more Filipinos via shop.fwd.com.ph. 

If you’re 18 to 50 years old, you can purchase KanDuu online for only PhP1,799/year at shop.fwd.com.ph, FWD PH ’s new online insurance marketplace. 

Just choose your variant (why not all??). Click buy. Fill out the one-page application form, pay via credit or debit card, and you ’re done. You ’re insured! Quick. Hassle-free. No medical. No paperwork. You just need a valid ID for verification. And with FWD ’s insurance app, Tapp, you can access and manage your insurance and rewards, anytime, anywhere. 

Go to bit.ly/MetroManilaLovesShopFWD to purchase your KanDuu insurance now! 
Want to know more about FWD Life Philippines, part of the pan-Asian insurer FWD Group? 

Driving inclusive finance through mobile technology: Fintech leader GCash says PH making strides in promoting financial inclusion

Leveraging technology for digital finance has long been recognized by major think tanks and global, multilateral, and intergovernmental organizations as a catalyst in promoting inclusive finance especially in emerging markets like the Philippines.

Financial technology (fintech), according to studies conducted by the World Bank and Alliance for Financial Inclusion, plays a key role to providing access to the unbanked and underbanked, as it brings financial tools and instruments closer to those who need them the most.

China and India have been successful in improving the state of financial access in their countries through fintech players, and their citizens are now reaping the huge benefits of financial services today.

Pia Wurtzbach Back With Jollibee For The Two Tuna Pies

Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach has inded captured the world's attention when she won Miss Universe 2015, and everyone especially Filipinos celebrated her crowning. Now she is beyond the title and continues to be herself and loving the country especially the growing Global Filipino brand Jollibee.

She is now launched as the neweest endorser of not just one but two Tuna Pie variants, the original and the new spicy tuna pie. This launch also comes perfect as sales for fish-based food will peak as the start of Lent starts. Pia who is a long time love of Jollibee products has expressed her amusement as she is chosen to partner with Jollibee.

Scan-To-Pay With GCash at 7-Eleven


Cashless transactions are now growing this year with more people opting to pay using their phones than with cash. And recently GCash found a new partner with this type of payment with the largest convenience store chain in the country.

7-Eleven is known all over the country as the 24 hour store that many would go for a quick bites, supplies, charging, loading, and sometimes delivery and gadgets. For the longest time, the only connection between the two is the Cash-in option to load on their e-wallets. 

"Insidious: Chapter 3" Director Now Thrills with "The Invisible Man"

When the opportunity to direct The Invisible Man crash-landed into Leigh Whannell’s life, he didn’t know it was a chance to reimagine a new iteration of one of Universal Pictures’ Monsters -- and re-visualize the invisible.

(Watch the film’s new spot at https://youtu.be/2SPXagJKPMs)

While H.G. Wells’ original character was a scientist who devolved into madness, Whannell was more interested in the objects of the villain’s obsession. The focus, it occurred to him, should be inverted. “If you were making an Invisible Man movie, you would make it from the point of view of his victim. Say a woman who escapes from her abusive partner in the middle of the night and then finds out that he’s killed himself but doesn’t quite believe it, especially when mysterious things start happening.”

TP COTW helps Taal communities with donation to Philippine Red Cross

TP leaders turnover the Citizen of the World (COTW) donation of P250,000 to Philippine Red Cross representatives in support of its efforts to provide aid and relief to the communities affected by the recent Taal Volcano eruption.

Mandaluyong City, Philippines – Teleperformance Philippines corporate social responsibility arm Citizen of the World (COTW) recently turned-over the donation of its employee-volunteers to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), its chosen linkage partner to send support for the communities affected by the recent Taal Volcano eruption.

Noel Cabangon Releases Poignant New Track "Pipiliin Pang Maghintay" That Will Give All the Feels

Multi-platinum recording artist Noel Cabangon returns with brand new single "Pipiliin Pang Maghintay" that is sure to give all the feels.

The poignant track is about a love that just won’t be denied despite the odds, and serves as the singer/songwriter's latest original composition.


Inspired by beloved kundimans of yore, Cabangon’s new song promises to be a classic in the making with its soothing melody and universal theme of true love, one that sacrifices without counting the cost.

Pipiliin Pang Maghintay is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and Amazon Music under Universal Records.

True Blue Hero: "Sonic the Hedgehog" A Hit with Fans and Critics!

One of the first success stories of the year, the live-action adventure comedy Sonic the Hedgehog surpassed everyone’s expectations when it opened at No.1 in North America with a resounding $70 million during its first four days in theaters.

(Watch the film’s new spot at https://youtu.be/ey7LTnRxj4k)

Exit polls confirm that Sonic the Hedgehog is a hit with fans as it garnered an “A” Cinemascore and 94% Audience Score in Rotten Tomatoes.  

Critics at Rotten Tomatoes also gave the family film a 64% Fresh Rating, with the consensus:  “Fittingly fleet and frequently fun, Sonic the Hedgehog is a video game-inspired adventure the whole family can enjoy -- and a fine excuse for Jim Carrey to tap into the manic energy that launched his career.”

Fitness facility launches its Corporate Wellness Programs

Santé Fitness Lab advocates wellness among professionals

Santé Fitness Lab (SFL), a game-changing, one-stop fitness center that offers holistic training programs, as well as innovative recovery and sports rehabilitation, recently launched its Corporate Wellness Programs with the aim of instilling a culture of health and wellness among corporate executives.

The Santé Fitness Lab Corporate Wellness Programs were conceptualized to offer top-notch facilities, expertise and specialized services systems to corporate organizations, companies and other business institutions.

“We envisioned the Corporate Wellness Programs to benefit today’s busy executives. We realized that given the demands and stresses of work, health and wellness sometimes take a backseat,” said Clarize Lucindo, general manager of Santé Fitness Lab.

Level Up Your CV with Workbank


When we talk about jobs, many are still having a hard time to present themselves and how to know what skills they need for the job they want. Even for seasoned employees, seeking help with others makes a difference in making it through rigorous tests and interviews. 

The people from the jobsite Workbank wants to help applicants by gearing them up with the skills and resume that will help them reach their dream  jobs. Workbank also partnered with design platform Canva for a series of free training and seminars.

The First Trailer of "Minions 2" Traces "The Rise of Gru"

This July, from the biggest animated franchise in history and global cultural phenomenon, comes the untold story of one 12-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain, in Minions 2: The Rise of Gru.

Check out the film’s newly-launched trailer and watch the film in Philippine cinemas July 1st.



In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions.

Oscar-Worthy: Florence Pugh Dazzles as Amy March in "Little Women"

Florence Pugh (Midsommar) paints an alluring and psychologically complex portrait of Amy, the youngest of the March sisters, in Columbia Pictures’ inspiring drama, Little Women.  The British star received universal acclaim for her performance, including an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.    

(Watch the film’s clip titled Economic Proposition at https://youtu.be/i10aNmmXYsQ)

So What Happens To ABS-CBN After March 2020?

People are really talking about what will happen to the TV network ABS-CBN after their broadcasting franchise will expire by the end of March 2020. As the biggest station in the country and also has branched out into different media entities, the thought of losing the network, all its shows, and all of its employees is a huge blow to broadcast media. Many of Filipinos grew up watching their shows and got to know their stars. 

And if you ask me, there are countless of memories from the people of ABS-CBN and their content, which new ones are still generated everyday for the entertainment and information of the public. Though let's look back on some of the shows and channels that the Kapamilya network has made an impact in my life.

Emma Watson Follows Her Dreams in "Little Women"

British actress Emma Watson (the Harry Potter films, Beauty and the Beast) plays Meg, the eldest of the March sisters, in Columbia Pictures’ Oscar-winning drama, Little Women (in Philippine cinemas February 19).
(Watch the film’s new spot at https://youtu.be/ll8KDD_QkMM

Writer-director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.  In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters—four young women each determined to live life on her own terms—is both timeless and timely.  Portraying the March sisters Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothee Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.

Get Inside the Making of "A Quiet Place Part II" in New Featurette

Go behind the scenes with filmmaker John Krasinski and star Emily Blunt as they talk about leaving the path of safety and going into the unknown, in a new featurette for Paramount Pictures’ A Quiet Place Part II.

Check out the featurette below and watch A Quiet Place Part II in Philippine cinemas March 18.

Comic Actor Ben Schwartz is the Voice of "Sonic the Hedgehog"

Comic actor Ben Schwartz (Turbo, Runner Runner) portrays the voice of the titular character in Paramount Pictures’ live-action adventure comedy Sonic the Hedgehog (in Philippine cinemas February 19).

(Watch the film’s new spot at https://youtu.be/5PAgYfJYV9A)

Sonic the Hedgehog is based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog from another world.  The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of his new life on Earth with his newfound – and human – best friend Tom (James Marsden).  Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.

Meet the New Recruits of "Top Gun: Maverick"

A new class of aviators take flight in Paramount Pictures’ Top Gun: Maverick (in Philippine cinemas June 24).

Miles Teller is Lt. Bradley `Rooster’ Bradshaw, Glen Powell is `Hangman,’ Monica Barbaro is `Phoenix,’ Lewis Pullman is `Bob,’ Jay Ellis is `Payback’ and Danny Ramirez is `Fanboy.’

(Watch the new Top Gun: Maverick “Big Game” spot at https://youtu.be/F3E3uiI2Dzo.)

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HBO Limted Series The Third Day Debuts 12 May at 10AM Exclusively On HBO GO and HBO

Created by Dennis Kelly and Felix Barrett, the HBO limited series The Third Day debuts Tuesday, 12 May at 10am exclusively on HBO GO and HBO, with a same day encore at 11pm on HBO. The show’s six episodes are divided into “Summer” and “Winter.” 

Told over the first three episodes, “Summer” stars Jude Law (HBO’s “The New Pope”) as Sam, a man who is drawn to a mysterious Island off the British coast where he encounters a group of islanders set on preserving their traditions at any cost. “Summer” is written by Dennis Kelly and directed by Marc Munden.

Michael Pena is the Iconic Mr. Roarke in "Blumhouse's Fantasy Island"

At the center of the new suspense thriller Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island is the enigmatic Mr. Roarke, the white-suited steward of an island where fantasies come to life. He has welcomed the island’s guests, all with distinct fantasies, to come to the island where they will live out their dreams, but also with the promise and the warning: the results may not be what was intended.

(Watch the film’s new spot at https://youtu.be/HuqXwQAMs00.)

Rick Price and Morissette put a new spin on the classic ballad “Heaven Knows”

Australian singer-songwriter and producer Rick Price teams up with Filipina pop sensation Morissette on the 2020 version of “Heaven Knows.”

Released on Valentine’s day, the classic ballad is rearranged with a fuller sound and a more contemporary touch. “The original recording of Heaven Knows is basically piano and voice only,” the award-winning Rick Price discloses. “The new version is a duet and has a full band added with lush strings and background vocals. It was such a delight to record and I can’t wait for you to hear it.”

Morissette, on the other hand, gave the previous iteration a different spin with her adept and powerful vocals. The Asia’s Phoenix, who happens to be a Wish 107.5 Hall of Fame awardee, stayed true to the song’s enduring message of romantic longing, while making sure to deliver a transcendent performance. “Working on this track, RP and I kind of agreed that we didn't want to make the verses predictable, but to keep the chorus singable and heartfelt,” the Akin Ka Na Lang songstress shares. “He also allowed me to put my own flavor and twists into the melodies.”

James Marsden and "Sonic The Hedgehog": Best Buds on a Mission

Most recently seen as Teddy Flood in HBO’s critically acclaimed sci-fi series, Westworld, James Marsden (Cyclops in the X-Men films) now stars in Paramount Pictures’ live-action adventure comedy Sonic the Hedgehog, in Philippine cinemas February 19.

(Watch the film’s new spot at https://youtu.be/5PAgYfJYV9A)

Sonic the Hedgehog is based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega that centers on the infamously brash bright blue hedgehog from another world.  The film follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of his new life on Earth with his newfound – and human – best friend Tom (James Marsden).  Sonic and Tom join forces to try and stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.

Desires Come With a Price in "Blumhouse's Fantasy Island"

In Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island, any fantasy could come true… but fantasies come with a price.

In this terrifying suspense thriller, the enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious and remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies become nightmares, the guests have to solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives.

(Watch the film’s new spot at https://youtu.be/_fM4DDojPj8.)

GCash expects to surpass inclusive growth targets, offers full array of financial services

The Philippines’ leading mobile wallet GCash reported that it expects to exceed its inclusive growth targets on the full array of financial ...

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