Gather Your Coven for "The Craft: Legacy" Trailer

This Halloween, let the ritual begin. Watch the trailer for Columbia Pictures’ new supernatural thriller The Craft: Legacy, coming to Philippine cinemas soon.


In Blumhouse’s continuation of the cult hit The Craft, an eclectic foursome of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they lean into their newfound powers.

Written and directed by Zoe Lister-Jones, the film stars Cailee Spaeny, Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone, Zoey Luna, Nicholas Galitzine, with Michelle Monaghan and David Duchovny. Blumhouse and Red Wagon Entertainment are producing the film for Columbia Pictures.

The Craft: Legacy will be distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Connect with the hashtag #TheCraft

Jungsu drops a new single in light of 2020 and the pandemic, Gotta Bring It Back

With the fusion of hip-hop and rock, the single BULLET HOLES released a month ago, K-Hiphop artist Jungsu sets up to release his new song, Gotta Bring It Back this month.  

This cover for the single, Gotta Bring It Back symbolizing the mask which hides our sorrow and limits our freedom.

This inspiring song about the lockdown and pandemic will bring you to hope for freedom and let you know that we are fighting this together. 

With the pandemic affected the world for the past several months, Gotta Bring It Back depicted as a way of wanting freedom from the lockdown and nostalgia about the normal past.

Globe fires up 5G sites in Metro Manila cities:Find out if your location is 5G ready.

Being the pioneer in 5G service in the country, Globe is committed to make this cutting-edge technology accessible to more areas in Metro Manila and nearby locations. Check  if your area is in one of the newly-fired up 5G sites.

As part of this mission, Globe is delighted to announce the addition of new 5G locations in strategic areas in the following cities:

Ava Max Releases Highly-Anticipated Debut Album Heaven & Hell

Global pop sensation Ava Max—who has already accumulated more than 4 billion career streams—has today released her highly-anticipated debut album Heaven & Hell. The record features eight new tracks alongside her previously released hit singles “Sweet But Psycho,” “Who’s Laughing Now,” “So Am I,” “Salt” and “Kings & Queens,” the latter of which spent five weeks at #1 on European airplay and is currently #21 on Top 40 radio.

“Heaven & Hell represents light and dark, good and evil, and the devil and angel on your shoulder,” said Ava on the meaning behind the album. “I’m discussing the dualities of the challenges we face each day. Some songs have darkness; other songs are more positive. Heaven & Hell is the middle ground.”

PHINLA: Empowering Waste Workers and Their Communities at the time of COVID-19

Chris Macas has been a waste collector since 2018. While he is proud of his contributions to the cleanliness of his community, he has been hoping for changes.

With only gloves to protect him, he would worry about his health and also his family's. There were days, he said, when he couldn't report for work for a week because he'd often get sick.

The situation of Chris is not new in the Philippines. Although the country has several laws related to solid waste management, strict implementation remains a problem, causing adverse impact not just to the environment but also to waste workers' welfare.  A compliance audit on 178 local government units (LGUs) showed that from 2011-2017, 27.53% did not comply with regulations for segregation at source while 23.03% did not comply with regulations on segregated collection.

Get Ready For Oppo Brand Day on September 29

On September 29, 2020 OPPO will be having their super brand day which means big discounts and flash sales. For this offer they will have the OPPO A5 2020 at incredible flash deal price to be revealed in September 29. This makes waiting for it more exciting as its current price is already tempting to be added to cart.

Available at the OPPO official store in Shopee, the OPPO A5 2020 is also a recent model this year which has a lot of useful features even for a entry-level smartphone. It has an eye catching design and feel which can also be compared with flagship models and more expensive models. OPPO is also known to leveling up newer models which makes customers switch to the brand given the same tech experience for a lesser price.

DepEd strengthens preparations for distance learning with NEAP transformation and dry-run simulations

With the opening of classes being moved from August 24 to October 5, the Department of Education (DepEd) continues to strengthen its rigorous preparations for SY 2020-2021. DepEd is using the weeks leading up to October 5 to fill in the remaining gaps for this year’s school opening, and to address the challenges of adjusting to education’s new normal. 

The printing of self-learning modules (SLMs) has been the utmost priority of the Department, especially with modular learning being the preferred learning modality across different regions. Most regions such as Region I, Region IV-A, and NCR are already at the advanced stage of preparing these modules, with 80-100% of SLMs already printed. Other regions are also making good progress, with only four out of over 200 School Division Offices (SDOs) having a completion rate below 25%. 

Make the Clear Upgrade at Home: The Pre- and Post-Workout Routine You Shouldn’t Be Skipping

Getting an intense power workout into your daily routine helps keep your mind focused and your body in shape. Dedicating at least 30 minutes every day to your physical well-being allows you to recharge and leaves you feeling reenergized. Whether you clock in several hours doing lifts, core and cardio or just squeeze in a few light sets in between meetings, making a Clear Upgrade to your daily training can help you get as much energy and endorphins from it as you can. Incorporating slight adjustments to yield the maximum results for your mind and body, like adding a pre- and post-workout routine, can help you feel cleaner and fresher after every session.

While you may miss your regular gym sweat sesh, there are a few things you could do as you upgrade your workout from home. Here are some tips to help you still get the best results:

New Handwashing Survey Shows Only 50% of Filipinos Practice Safe Wash At Home – Are You Part of This Group?

Despite numerous campaigns from health authorities like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health (DOH), some Filipinos continue to fall into the pits of the “puwede na” attitude even when it comes to handwashing.

The study identified that “washing quickly with soap and water” is the commonly observed practice among other people, and that 50% are guilty of unsafe handwashing habits like washing without soap, washing for less than 20 seconds, or even just using tissue.

In the health guidelines released by the DOH, safe handwashing is regarded as the first line of defense to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. #SafeWash includes the use of soap and running water and hand scrubbing with an adequate period of at least 20 seconds.

While these public health advisories remain to be rampant, the survey has uncovered that Filipinos’ bad hand hygiene habits die hard.

Celebrity hot mommas, PAs and more try their luck in TV5’s fun game shows

It’s all about celebrities and those close to celebrities who will add fire to TV5’s unstoppable comedy game shows this week. “Fill in the Bank” and “Bawal na Game Show” welcome another bunch of interesting personalities from the viral peeps on social media to the Gasoline Boys and more!

The Gasoline Boys are out to fire up “Fill in the Bank” on Monday September 28 as they vie for the top prize of Php150,000. Pinays with AFAM husbands make their way to the show on September 30 as they compete in the show’s creative games Ayuda Teh! Machine (ATM) and Panghakot na Papremyo Equipment (PPE).

FIRST LOOK: De Niro, Freeman, Jones star in action-packed comedy ‘The Comeback Trail’

TBA Studios has released the official trailer for the action-packed comedy “The Comeback Trail”.

In “The Comeback Trail”, two movie producers (Robert De Niro and Zach Braff) who owe money to the mob (Morgan Freeman) set up their aging movie star Duke Montana (Tommy Lee Jones) for an insurance scam to try to save themselves. The plan is simple: “accidentally” kill Montana during a stunt and then collect the insurance money.

Find Your Happy Place in "Trolls World Tour"

DreamWorks Animation’s musical adventure Trolls World Tour is coming to Philippine cinemas soon!

(Watch the Trolls World Tour trailer at

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 musical hit: Trolls World Tour. In an adventure that will take them well beyond what they’ve known before, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Troll tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder.

Jannine Weigel drops new single “Passcode”

Jannine Weigel has officially released her new single ‘Passcode’ via innovative new label, RedRecords. 

Produced by the Grammy-nominated record producer Tommy Brown, renowned for his work with Ariana Grande, Chris Brown, Fifth Harmony and more, ‘Passcode’ is a euphoric dance-pop anthem. It was co-written by Canadian singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez and it’s a song equipped with the sort of irresistible chorus that’s bound to get stuck in your head. 

Maris Racal shows her introspective side on new single “Not For Me”

Aside from making a name for herself as one of the breakout young actresses of her generation, Maris Racal has successfully dabbled in writing her own songs and challenging industry expectations with her intimate and refreshing take on pop music. From penning the chart-topping confessional “Ikaw Lang Sapat Na” to collaborating with Rico Blanco on the city pop-influenced ditty “Abot Langit,” Racal is surprisingly an effective chronicler of love anthems for the modern age—a guitar-toting songstress known for balancing commercial appeal with artistic integrity.

'Cashless on Delivery' is the new 'COD' when ordering online with PayMaya

Cashless is now replacing the "Cash" in "COD" when it comes to delivery of food and goods online as Filipinos are now opting for a better and safer way to pay with PayMaya as we live through the New Normal. 

With "Cashless on Delivery" gaining more popularity among consumers, PayMaya is helping ensure that customers can order from more merchants and service providers offering delivery of meals and other essentials nationwide.

By simply scanning the QR code or paying using cards through the PayMaya One device carried by delivery riders, customers can be assured of completely contact-free delivery whenever they order online. This also helps ensure that delivery personnel are safe and protected from unnecessary contact as they go around the city for work.

DOH, WHO, UNICEF to conduct nationwide measles campaign starting October 26

The Department of Health, supported by WHO and UNICEF, will conduct the nationwide measles and polio supplemental immunization campaign starting October 26 this year. In the Philippines, an estimated 2.4M children under the age of five are susceptible for measles. Measles or tigdas is one of the most contagious diseases in the world. Among those who are not immune, up to 9 out of 10 people exposed to the measles virus will contract the disease.
The nationwide Measles Rubella-Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization campaign will be rolled out in two phases. Phase 1 will be conducted from 26 October to 25 November 2020 in Mindanao Regions, CAR, I, II, IV-B and V. Phase 2 will be conducted in February 2021 in Visayas Regions, NCR, III and IV-A. DOH is conducting the campaign for children under five years old—around 9.4M children for the measles-rubella vaccine and 6.9M children for the oral polio vaccine.

Shopee and Globe myBusiness Empowers MSMEs to Go Digital and Adapt their Businesses to the New Normal

Last September 15, Shopee and Globe myBusiness conducted the Sellers’ Masterclass Webinar, empowering sellers with skills to grow and expand their online business

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, and Globe myBusiness, held a Sellers’ Masterclass Webinar for Globe myBusiness Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) clients last September 15. The one-day exclusive masterclass featured key speakers from Shopee and Globe myBusiness, equipping sellers with in-depth e-commerce knowledge and skills to help them scale and succeed online. 

Pharmaton Hails The Ultimate Life Changer After Final Deliberation

‘Life Changers’ take center stage as Pharmaton brings life-changing idea to reality

And then, there were ten.

After months of anticipation, Pharmaton (Multivitamins, Minerals, Deanol and Ginseng G115) has recently named the top 10 finalists for its Life Changers Challenge: Success in Numbers—an online, video-driven nationwide competition launched last April in search of passionate Filipinos who cause positive change to the world around them. Armed with passion and sustained energy to impact the lives of others, one of the 10 groups is set to be crowned as the ultimate life changer and will get to see their life changing concepts come to life.

“Filipino life changers have truly proven how creative and how passionate they are in sustaining their energy and acting on their desire to make a significant change to the lives of the people around them,” says Pharmaton Senior Brand Manager Bernice Jalgalado. “We are very grateful to all those who took part in the Life Changers Challenge, and we are really honored to provide the necessary charge for life changers to fulfill their visions and go beyond themselves.”

NVIDIA Is On Sale This September On Shopee

Gamers and PC enthusiasts already know the brand NVIDIA to make gaming and other graphic-heavy processes run smoother and faster. Surprisingly, there are a lot of choices of graphic card from this brand which can be used depending on the users needs for their set up. This is a great way for customized PCs that is also made up of various parts and can also depend on the performance and durability of  the other components.

A strong finish: Nursing student and fitness coach hailed as Century Tuna Everybod Superbod 2020 winners

In a landmark event hailed as a strong and successful finish amid the pandemic, Century Tuna Superbods 2020 named nursing student and ESL instructor Samantha Ashley Lo and fitness coach and professional model Sam Ajdani as the Century Tuna Everybod Superbod title holders. The most anticipated health and fitness event of the year was also a momentous occasion as it set the standards for future online events in the new normal.  

New food delivery app DeliRush launched in San Juan and Mandaluyong

With a persistent drive in widening its food partner and customer touchpoints while adapting to the new normal and changing customer habits, DeliRush is determined to showcase the flavors of home kitchens and restaurants and to offer local food choices to customers.

Actively operating in the cities of Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Las Piñas, and Baguio, DeliRush, a new food delivery service app, achieves yet another milestone as it expands a branch in the prime areas of San Juan and Mandaluyong. Launched this September 2020, DeliRush San Juan-Mandaluyong is set to acquire and empower local and small foodpreneurs and offer a wide range of food selections to its residents.

Singapore Hip-hop Producer Wovensound Drops Brand New Single “Sickleberry Sunsets”

Singapore hip-hop producer Wovensound has released his new single “Sickleberry Sunsets” via indie label Umami Records. 

With its exquisite fusion of lo-fi, jazz, and hip-hop, Wovensound’s latest jam exudes a feel-good summer road trip vibe while leaning towards a classic, stylistic lineage in terms of production and overall sound. 

According to the underrated producer, the song was recorded during the lockdown period in Singapore, with no access to the studio. He collaborates extensively and roped in 4 artists from Singapore on this track, including rappers Ihasamic!, SHAK, Andrew Marko, and singer Raina Sum. “I just love how this song takes different turns throughout its different sections, with each artist bringing their own flavour to the table and bouncing off each other,” Wovensound shares.

PETA Launches Festival Of Windows A Three-Month Long Online Arts Festival

The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) is ready to make another milestone as the company launches its first-ever online arts festival FESTIVAL OF WINDOWS 2020: LOCKED BUT LINKED, which proudly showcases creative works and unafraid expressions about Filipino’s stories of triumph and survival.

Despite the devastating effect on the performing arts of the pandemic, PETA remains steadfast in its mission to create meaningful art. 

Shopee Enhances Support for Brands to Scale and Succeed Online, Starting with its Annual 10.10 Brands Festival

Shopee announces the region’s first partnership program with five of the biggest media agencies to help brands amplify their online presence 

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, is expanding its initiatives to help brands and retailers launch, scale, and succeed online, starting with its annual Shopee 10.10 Brands Festival. As more brands and retailers step up their digitalization efforts to capture a growing proportion of online-first consumers, it is crucial for brands to find new ways to reach and engage with their consumers. 

Upgrade 2G/3G SIMs to 4G for Better Data Experience

Millions of Filipinos are still hanging on to their 2G/3G Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards while the world around them is already enjoying the benefits of 4G mobile technology. However, with the pandemic which makes online learning, working, and entertainment a huge part of the lives of many people, 2G/3G users are missing out on a lot of opportunities.

4G opens up a wide range of experiences using the internet and other mobile applications.  For 2G/3G mobile users, shifting to 4G would mean being able to enjoy the rich variety of content available on the web or the mobile apps. 

Why the Philippines? Leading proptech startup Ohmyhome shares the reason behind its incursion into the country

In the wake of Ohmyhome’s success in Singapore and Malaysia,
 the company’s unique hybrid model will now revolutionize 
the way Filipinos pursue housing transactions.

According to Ohmyhome founders, sisters Race and Rhonda Wong, the decision to expand into the Philippines started simply: with love. 

Back in 2016 when the proptech startup team in Singapore only had less than ten people, two members were Filipino. Race and Rhonda, who loved and valued their growing team, knew that a Filipino teammate was newly wed and had a wife in Manila whom he missed very much. Before long, Race and Rhonda made a promise to their 2 Filipino teammates that Ohmyhome will set up an office in Manila to bring them closer to their family. 

NOVUHAIR® Supports Alopecia Philippines

September 2020 marks the seven (7) fruitful years of collaboration between NOVUHAIR®, the leading hair loss treatment in the country and THE ALOPECIA PHILIPPINES, a group founded in 2012 by singer and songwriter Abby Asistio. 

“VICTORIOUS, Rising Above Alopecia and the Pandemic Together” is this year’s official online gathering theme LIVE at When In Manila’s Facebook page on Saturday, September 26, 2020 (3pm to 8pm). Everyone is invited to witness this momentous event.

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Abby Asistio is currently one of the ambassadors and the Inspirational VIP Coach of NOVUHAIR®, nature’s answer to hair loss, which she has been using since March 2013. 

Ali Gate Teams With Alessia Cara For Heartfelt Single "Welcome Back"

Toronto talent Ali Gatie has unveiled the breezy, yet heartfelt “Welcome Back,” his latest song and first-ever collaboration, featuring alt-pop dynamo Alessia Cara. Following up the lovelorn R&B hits “Running on My Mind” and “If I Fall in Love,” this instantly memorable new single proves Ali Gatie is on track for global pop domination.

“Welcome Back” arrives as an optimistic sign of things returning to normalcy as we navigate through a global pandemic and highlights one of the singer/songwriter’s most charming qualities: He finds hope even in heartache. “I’ve been keeping doors unlocked just hoping you would walk back in,” he croons over a brightly reverbed guitar. Cara effortlessly slips right in with her soulful voice repeating his words before their vocals melt together: “Feels like you were never gone; I’m glad you’re back / If it doesn’t last, at least we had that time that we had.” Not only is it a song written to a lover, but Ali wrote it as a song to his former self.

"The Croods" Sequel "A New Age" Reveals First Trailer

The world's first family is back with an adventure for the Stone Ages! The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family.

Check out the trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s new adventure comedy The Croods: A New Age and watch the film in Philippine cinemas 2021.

The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home. When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved … except for one thing. Another family already lives there: the Bettermans.

Premiering Exclusively on YouTube on September 25 Globe Studios’ ‘Gaya Sa Pelikula’ Is All About Celebrating Queer Love

Admittedly, our perception of love — how to love, who to love, when to love — has been influenced  by all sorts of stories and tropes we see on the big screen and read in novels. In a landscape  dominated by straight leads, Globe Studios releases a powerful love story to show the queer  community that their own aspirational love stories are also meant to be told.  

Globe Studios, who has in its roster, high-caliber and award-winning films like Birdshot, Goyo,  Hintayan sa Langit, LSS and Dead Kids, is back with their first ever narrative digital series that is  surely going to bring all the “kilig” and laughter in a refreshingly unique way with Gaya sa Pelikula  (Like in The Movies). The series is a love letter for and from the community in how it freely  presents queer love, all its feelings, and all its possibilities that can lead to a most-deserved happy  ending. Without exoticizing queer love, the story is presented in the most normal way possible.  For the LGBTQIA+ community, Gaya Sa Pelikula proudly banners - “It’s time to take back our  story.” 

GCash Send Money transaction volume skyrockets by 1,000% in August

GCash, the undisputed leader and preferred mobile wallet in the Philippines, saw money transfer volumes skyrocket by over 1,000 percent in August, as a result of the huge influx of Filipinos using the service during the pandemic.

In August, GCash recorded a remarkable 400-percent year-on-year surge in the monthly active users of the Send Money service with peer-to-peer money transfer transactions soaring by 500 percent. This led to overall transaction volume ballooning to over 1,000 percent for the same comparative period.

This is not a drill! You may now use your GCash wallets to pay for your orders from Food District

Hungry and craving customers of Food District Signatures on the 5th, the first premium food hall in the Philippines, can now use their GCash wallets to pay for their orders, providing a more convenient and safe ordering experience to foodies.

By simply using the Scan to Pay (STP) via QR feature of their GCash app, Food District customers can now satisfy their cravings for good food from Food District. Foodies may enjoy their Hawker Chan, Mesa, Pound, Tim Ho Wan, and Kam’s Roast orders, among others, either dine-in or takeaway.

Project Orange chronicles the growing pains of romance on “Play Pretend”

In less than three years, Project Orange has slowly but surely gained traction outside of Bacolod City’s relatively small but thriving music community. Thanks to their maiden singles “Ctrl + Esc” and “Sputnik Sweetheart,” the promising quartet earned their chunk of streaming listenership on cities such as Taipei, Manila, and Hong Kong—a proof that their brand of music sees no boundaries, and resonates on a universal level. 

Formed by vocalist/guitarist Diana “Moose” Mapa, guitarist Ann Marie Pillado, bassist Martin Garces, and drummer Miguel Gabriel San Miguel, Project Orange returns with a distinctly laid-back affair that chronicles the growing pains of young love and the unsteady circumstances that define it.

"Build My Church On A Song" Online Fund-Raising Concert Set On October 4

Every October, St. Francis of Assisi – founder of the Franciscan Order, holds an annual Francisfest. 

And for this year, Francisfest will be having an 8-day online concert entitled: “Build My Church on a Song” featuring two world-class Asian opera singers – Rachelle Gerodias, the country's premier soprano, and her husband, Byeong In Park, South Korea’s well-renowned baritone – with a special message of hope from Jose Mari Chan. 

The concert will premiere on the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, October 4, Sunday, 8:00 pm and will run until October 11, Sunday, 11:00 pm. 

It can be viewed through the Santuario de San Antonio Parish YouTube channel and Facebook page.

For this year’s celebration, the theme will be “Come Build My Church”. As St. Francis heeded the call of the Lord to build His Church, we too can respond to this call by reaching out to various communities. 

GCash, Ministop partner to increase cash-in locations nationwide

Committed to making fintech more accessible for all, GCash, the undisputed leader and preferred mobile wallet of the Philippines, has partnered with leading convenience store chain Ministop to enable Filipinos across the country to add money to their mobile wallets with ease.

Through the strategic partnership, all Ministop stores across the Philippines will be able to offer GCash cash in services to its customers. There are over 500 Ministop stores nationwide, spread in key areas of Metro Manila, South Luzon, Cebu, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Roxas, and Boracay. By the end of the month, more than 400 branches will be available for cash in while the activation of remaining stores will be completed by the end of September 2020.

Neve Campbell is Back in Iconic Role in 2022 Relaunch of "Scream"

Neve Campbell has signed on to reprise her iconic role as Sidney Prescott from the preceding four films in the "Scream" franchise, it was announced recently by Spyglass Media Group, LLC (“Spyglass”) and Paramount Pictures.

Campbell joins previously announced legacy cast members David Arquette and Courteney Cox who will return as Dewey Riley and Gale Weathers, as well as new cast members Dylan Minnette (“13 Reasons Why”), Jack Quaid (“The Boys”), Melissa Barrera (“In The Heights”), Jenna Ortega (“You”),  Mason Gooding (“Love Victor”), Kyle Gallner (“Nightmare on Elm Street”), Jasmin Savoy Brown (“The Leftovers”), and Mikey Madison (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”).

Loading your Globe Prepaid and TM Now Made Easy with the Puregold Mobile App

Nowadays, virtually everything can be done in the comforts of your home, with the help of the internet. From doing the groceries to loading your mobile phones---all can be done at home, given the advent of online stores and grocery applications.

Customers of Puregold have been saying goodbye to the hassle of long queues with the Puregold Mobile App powered by Globe Telecom. Launched at the beginning of the year, the app enables shoppers to safely buy their groceries online and also use features such as item barcode scanning or catalog selection, store pickup and delivery.

As customer needs have changed and safety becomes a priority, Puregold together with Globe, launched the app's newest feature - Buy Load. Now you can conveniently load without leaving your home. Whether you are an Aling Puring Member retailer who needs load for your store or an individual who needs personal load— be it regular load or prepaid promos such as Go or Homesurf, the app can serve your loading needs. You may also buy your favorite Globe products - Globe or TM Prepaid SIMs, Call Cards, and Home Prepaid WIFI in the app. Customers may pay via Credit card, Debit card, GCash or via P-Wallet, Puregold's very own in-app wallet.

ANZCHAM and SaferKidsPH join forces against Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Filipino Children

The Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (ANZCHAM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UNICEF, on behalf of the SaferKidsPH Consortium, to help address the online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC) in the Philippines. SaferKidsPH is an Australian Government Initiative that is implemented in partnership with Save the Children Philippines, The Asia Foundation, and UNICEF Philippines.

"Tenet" Uses Sci-Fi Elements to Reinvent the Spy Genre

Most people see time as an unalterable dynamic of our existence, but in the hands of filmmaker Christopher Nolan, it becomes a compellingly tractable thread, able to be bent, twisted, juxtaposed…or inverted.

(Watch the Tenet - Final Trailer at

Nolan, who wrote, directed and produced Warner Bros. Pictures’ new sci-fi action spectacle “Tenet,” says, “The story takes on ideas of time and how we experience it—interacting a science fiction component with the classic elements of the spy genre.”

In the film, armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the new Protagonist (John David Washington) journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. Not time travel.  Inversion.

Back on the court: Don’t miss all the action-packed NBA games!

Discover a whole new game at home with NBA League Pass powered by PLDT Home

The much-awaited 2019-20 NBA Playoffs are upon us and Filipino fans are in to watch a whole new game.

However, the pandemic has changed the way we enjoy entertainment and sports. We can no longer go to packed stadiums to watch our favorite sports teams, feel the buzz in our body as the cheers, music and drums pump into our ears, listen to the sports announcers’ thrilling commentaries, and feel the excitement of seeing our favorite players up close.

In spite of this challenging time, Filipinos can’t let their favorite basketball games play in silence. With the NBA Playoffs under way, nothing should stop Filipino fans from supporting their favorite players and teams compete for the NBA championship. Good thing, PLDT Home partnered with NBA to bring a whole new game to the fans with NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service.

Bryan Estepa deals with life’s curveballs on new song “Admit Now, Pay Later”

Filipino-Australian singer-songwriter Bryan Estepa navigates the process of understanding and coming to terms with life’s curveballs on his brand new single, “Admit Now, Pay Later”—released on September 18, Friday under Lilystars Records / Rock Indiana.

Stripping everything down to essentials while exploring a more sonically adventurous approach to musicality, Estepa deflates any kind of conceit for a song that touches on hindsight and self-reflection. He strives to keep his narrative distinctly more intimate and closer to home without sounding contrived at all. 

“Lyrically this song touches on how quickly life can change both for the good and the bad,” the folk rock artist explains. “But just as importantly is how we react to it. There's never gonna be a perfect response to life's curve balls but we just deal with it the best we can.”

GCredit transforms borrowers to business owners amid pandemic

As the country plunges into a technical recession, GCash, the undisputed leader and preferred mobile wallet in the Philippines, has helped enhance the lives of entrepreneurial Filipinos by providing them with flexible financing deals that jump-started their now-thriving business.

Through GCredit, Filipinos have found a new way to fund their entrepreneurial ideas. A special feature in the GCash app, GCredit functions like a flexible loan or credit card. It can be used to shop with QR partner merchants or even to pay utility bills.

GMA Network Launches New Asian Pop-culture Digital Channel

GMA Network, in partnership with Jungo TV, rewards its audiences with a more exciting viewing experience as it launches Hallypop, the newest and first ever digital channel in the 

Philippines that’s set to be a one-stop-shop for K-Pop, variety, and entertainment programs beginning September 20. 

Hallypop is here to give digital TV viewers a front seat to Asian pop culture with a daily dose of hit shows across the continent.

Get ready for the best tunes in Korea and the most sensational music show on TV. Fantastic performances and awe-inspiring harmony by the nation's top musicians await viewers on Music Bank. Follow the latest trend in the Korean music scene through the K-chart, a summary of the week's hottest songs.

Smart gives back to subscribers in month-long 'Smart GigaFest' celebrations

September is the best month for all Smart users as the mobile services provider has kicked off Smart GigaFest, a month-long thanksgiving celebration featuring world-class entertainment, e-sports tournaments, digital innovations, and exciting promos and freebies to give back to all loyal and new subscribers all over the country. 

“The Smart GigaFest is our simple but massive way of giving back to our subscribers who continue to entrust their digital life to us especially during these unprecedented moments. We hope to hold this every year as we go beyond providing fast and reliable mobile services - after all, being a Smart subscriber also comes with many amazing and rewarding experiences,” said Jane Jimenez-Basas, Smart SVP and Head for Consumer Wireless Business.   

ZRewards, Partners Turn over Care Packages to Jeepney Drivers

A Lalajeep driver receives a care package
from ZRewards by Zeal
ZRewards by Zeal, in partnership with Lalamove and, has turned over care packages composed of food, toiletries, laundry supplies, and protective equipment, to jeepney drivers and their families who were displaced by the current pandemic.

The move was part of the HELPJEEP campaign launched by the three parties last July wherein the public was encouraged to take part by simply becoming a member of ZRewards for free.  ZRewards, in turn, committed to provide care packages upon reaching its target membership milestone.

NOVUHAIR® Congratulates ADP Pharma

ADP Pharma Corporation is celebrating its 10th year anniversary. 

Milestones video:

The company established its position in the pharma industry through successful endeavors in all aspects of operations. Its ambition to give Filipinos with the best helped ADP cap off each year with new product developments and partnerships. 

Baz Luhrmann's "Elvis" Set to Get Underway Sept 23 in Australia

Cameras will roll in Queensland, with Luhrmann directing Austin Butler as Elvis, Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker in the highly anticipated musical drama

Principal photography will begin on September 23 on Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Elvis,” Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann’s (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge!”) musical drama about the life and music of Elvis Presley.  Seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker, the film stars Austin Butler (“Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood”) as Elvis, Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “Forrest Gump”) as Colonel Tom Parker and Olivia DeJonge (“Stray Dolls”) as Priscilla Presley.  

Saweetie Unleashes Monumental Rendition of "Tap In"

On a definitive hot streak, multi-platinum selling ICY/Artistry Records/Warner Records rapper/actress/entrepreneur and #1 Top Triller Global Artist with over 45.8M streams, Saweetie will drop an event level rendition for “Tap In” with award-winning hitmakers Post Malone and Da Baby, along with breakout rapper and 2020 XXL Freshman Jack Harlow. The all-star ensemble adds fuel to the fire set ablaze by Saweetie’s flawless flows. T

When “Tap In” was initially released, it quickly went viral and inspired over 4.1 million #TapInChallenge dance videos on TikTok. Saweetie fans across the globe are showing out and putting their own spin on the choreography from the original music video, in which Saweetie flaunts her Pretty B*tch style and delivers high energy moves on an iced-out basketball court. Inspired by fellow Bay Area artist Too Short’s smash “Blow The Whistle," Saweetie's "Tap In" marks her second single to reach Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and has earned her a 2020 MTV VMA nomination for "Song of the Summer." The undeniable summertime anthem is skyrocketing up the charts, currently at #3 at Urban Radio, Top 10 at Rhythm Radio, and #1 for two weeks on the U.S. and Global Thriller charts. "Tap In" has amassed 58 million streams with placements on numerous playlists, including Spotify's coveted RapCaviar, Apple Music's Future Hits, and more.

Meet New Bond Villain Safin in "No Time to Die" Featurette

Meet the mysterious Safin (Rami Malek), the villain from No Time to Die.  Is he 007’s most terrifying adversary yet? Check out the No Time To Die - Safin Featurette below, and watch the film in Philippine cinemas soon.

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.  

Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, No Time to Die is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade (Spectre, Skyfall), Cary Joji Fukunaga, Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Killing Eve, Fleabag).

Shopee Launches the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to Support Frontliners Amidst the Pandemic

From September 18 to 20, frontliners can receive Shopee discount vouchers, mobile load, and data from Smart and Unilever’s brand vouchers 

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to provide frontliners a special digital bundle they can use for personal needs. From September 18 to 20, frontliners can avail of the exclusive digital package that includes free shipping vouchers from Shopee, ₱100 off vouchers from Unilever, and ₱100 mobile load plus 1GB worth of internet from Smart.

CDO Foodsphere makes Globe Cloud its top digital solution

CDO Foodsphere Inc., one of the largest food enterprises in the Philippines, commended Globe Business for its role in the successful migration of the company’s warehouse management system from on-premise to the cloud.

Globe Business, together with  Amazon Web Services (AWS), conducted a Proof of Concept (POC) with CDO Foodsphere. This allowed the latter to test and experience AWS functionalities before fully migrating applications that monitor the company’s inventory.

Twisted Body-Swap Tale "Freaky" Gets First Trailer

A body swap that cuts deep. Watch the first trailer of Universal Pictures and Blumhouse’s new horror comedy Freaky starring Vince Vaughn & Kathryn Newton.

Prepare to get Freaky with a twisted take on the body-swap movie when a teenage girl switches bodies with a relentless serial killer.  

Seventeen-year-old Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton, Blockers, HBO’s Big Little Lies) is just trying to survive the bloodthirsty halls of Blissfield High and the cruelty of the popular crowd. But when she becomes the newest target of The Butcher (Vince Vaughn), her town’s infamous serial killer, her senior year becomes the least of her worries.