Predator Gaming x Blacklist International Dota 2: Breaking the Code in Dota 2 with a World-Class All-Filipino Roster

After solidifying their position in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang as a global esports giant, Tier One Entertainment and Blacklist International are finally expanding to Dota 2 in partnership with Predator Gaming.  Blacklist Dota 2 is here and the team has some of the best Filipino talents on its roster as it vies for international acclaim in the highly competitive esports landscape. 

The star-studded team includes Marc “Raven” Fausto, Karl “Karl” Baldovino, Carlo “Kuku” Palad, Timothy “TIMS” Randrup, and Nico “eyyou” Barcelo.

"Tier One has always believed that talents in South East Asia are capable of competing globally regardless of which country. However, we opted to go for a full Filipino squad because we also believe in the value of communication in a team game like DOTA 2. The players from the Philippines have had a long history of success in this game and for me I'm just excited to have the opportunity to see some of the best players in SEA assemble under the Blacklist Rivalry banner and compete against the best in the world." said Tier One Entertainment co-founder Tryke Gutierrez.

Catch ‘em all at the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet grand launch at Robinsons Manila this November 25-27

Are you ready to catch ‘em all once more?

After selling more than ten million units worldwide, the Pokémon company is celebrating the release of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet at Robinsons Place Manila from November 25 to 27, 2022 at the ground floor of the Midtown Atrium. 

A variety of special experiences await fans, including a hands-on experience of the video game, a special pop-up store, and a Meet & Greet with Pokémon, including Pikachu!

The Pokémon Meet & Greet event will continue from December 10-25 in select Robinsons Malls. Catch Pikachu and the gang in Robinsons Magnolia on December 10-11, Robinsons Metro East on December 17-18, and Robinsons Las Piñas on December 24-25.  

Jesus Reigns Worship Festival All Set on Nov. 30

Come and celebrate the biggest Christian worship festival in the Philippines this November 30, 2022, as Jesus Reigns Philippines Celebration gathers all Christian believers in all 82 provinces across the Philippines. 

This is an annual festival held to honor Jesus Christ alone and to proclaim that HE REIGNS over our beloved Philippines and all nations. 

In this celebration, JESUS is the center highlight. No church names, no personalities are acknowledged except JESUS alone. 

After two years of virtual celebration due to the pandemic, Jesus Reigns as a movement is now ready to go out on the streets and worship as a united Body of Christ.   

On its 11th year, over a million people all across the Philippines will come and declare that JESUS REIGNS over every home, city, province and the whole Philippines. 

5 Reasons Why You Can’t Miss the Return of Alchemy Of Souls

Fantasy drama Alchemy of Souls captivated viewers with its magical story of mages finding their destinies and discovering love in the process. The series proved to be a hit all over the world and managed to stay on the Netflix Global Top 10 TV (Non-English) chart for an impressive 15 weeks. And now, the enchanting tale is set to resume on December 10 and we couldn’t be more thrilled. With many stories left unfinished, here are some reasons why you can’t miss the return of the series.

Move It urges for the legalization of motorcycle taxi; wants to see more industry players

Move It is appealing to lawmakers to pass the law that will legalize the operation of motorcycle taxis around the country and open the field to more industry players in order to address the needs of commuters for affordable, safe, and reliable mode of public transportation. 

Move It issued the statement following a public hearing conducted on Wednesday (November 23) by the House Committee on Metro Manila Development during which regulators, lawmakers and transport stakeholders tackled proposals surrounding the safety and efficiency of motorcycle taxis.

Motorcycle taxis have yet to be officially legalized as a form of public transportation and are currently operating under a pilot study.  The government has only accredited three firms—Angkas, JoyRide and Move It—for the pilot run, which would aid in crafting laws allowing motorcycle taxis on the road.

Lawmakers pointed out that there is no need to review and dispute Grab’s acquisition of Move It as the latter maintains the several qualifying parameters set by the TWG even after it was acquired by Grab. Additionally, the Philippine Competition Commission maintained its position that the acquisition fosters better competition in the MC Taxi industry currently dominated by Angkas, and falls below the threshold required for PCC’s purview.

“Nagpapasalamat po kami sa ating mga mambabatas at mga government officials sa kanilang naging papel sa paglilinaw na ang ating acquisition deal with Grab ay legal at above board. Makailang ulit na po natin itong ipinaliwanag sa publiko, at nagagalak po kami na maging ang ating mga mambabatas at regulators ay sang-ayon po dito. Panahon na po na isang-tabi natin ang iringan sa motorcycle taxi, at tutukan natin ang pagsasabatas nito para sa ating mga riders at pasahero,” says Move It Chairman Francis Juan. 

Bea Alonzo Joins The OPPO Family To Bring Joy this Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, OPPO is getting ready for theholidays with treats and surprises. One of them is introducing the Start Up PH actress and superstar Bea Alozo. Known for her beauty, charm, and talent, she is indeed a perfect pick as the endorser of the popuplar phone brand which remains one the best selling ones in the country.

Bea is revealed alongside with her commercial shoots and behind-the-scenes as she is being prepared to be formally welcomed into the OPPO family. She also shares that in her recent trip to Europe, she shared a lot of memories and captured moments with the help for the OPPO A Series phone she has.

Along with her introduction also comes with a seasonal promo that OPPO is promoting, perfect for Christmas and a great item to consider when making gifts for the holidays. OPPO is proud of the recent line up which is the OPPO A Series that has various features and styles that can work with the budget one would have.

‘Triangle of Sadness’ premieres at QCinema ahead of Nov. 30 nationwide release

Triangle of Sadness actress Dolly de Leon strikes a pose with male models inspired by a scene in the satire movie. Photo from TBA Studios.

TBA Studios is bringing the critically acclaimed satirical dark comedy film Triangle of Sadness to the QCinema International Film Festival 2022, premiering as the festival’s opening film on Nov. 17 at Gateway Cineplex in Quezon City. 

While the premiere is by invitation, moviegoers can still catch the second screening of Triangle of Sadness during the festival on Nov. 21 at Power Plant Cinema in Rockwell, Makati City.

Enter an epic family odd-venture in Disney’s “Strange World,” now in cinemas

From the studio that brought you “Encanto” and “Big Hero 6” comes “Strange World,” an original action-packed comedy adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios that journeys deep into an uncharted and treacherous land where fantastical creatures await the legendary Clades, a family of explorers whose differences threaten to topple their latest—and by far— most crucial mission.

‘Light the World Giving Machines’ Is Back To Bring Joy This Christmas

The Christmas season can be made more meaningful by being more giving in every way we can. Despite the challenges that we faced in recent years, there has been better development with our lives, and we can now go out more and slowly everything is getting back to normal. And for this upcoming holiday, the vending machines for charity or ‘Light the World Giving Machines’ is back in the Philippines to invite the public to participate in this one-of-a-kind fund raising that will benefit various beneficiaries.

This project is a global initiative of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which also had this project in several countries that also links people in cities to the communities they support. A very fitting gesture to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ which is what Christmas is all about.

UNIQLO Opens Its Third Roadside Store In The Philippines

Japanese global apparel retailer UNIQLO is ready to welcome the community of Santa Rosa, Laguna to its newly opened roadside store in Nuvali. It also features the first ever Green Park by Ayala, in partnership with UNIQLO Sustainability.

“Our roadside stores highlight our commitment to bringing LifeWear closer to more Filipinos. Opening a roadside store promises a simple, local one-stop shopping experience for customers to enjoy a quick and convenient trip close to their homes, especially this Holiday season,” says UNIQLO Philippines COO, Geraldine Sia.

Periveo By Golden Home Realty Brings Premium Living In Lipa City

Investing in real estate especially in the province is indeed a great choice especially when one would like to retire in a strategic location that has that province ambiance yet also near essential centers like the market, hospitals, and town centers. Golden Home Realty, an HG-III Construction & Development Corp. affiliate, recently unveiled their flagship project located in the City of Lipa called Periveo. It's located along Lipa-Ibaan Rd and has a scenic view of Mount Malarayat and Mount Makulot and its high elevation brings a colder climate compared to surrounding towns in the province.

They revealed three primary units and have them blessed which will also serve as showroom units for clients. The development spans up to 42 hectares and will have both residential and commercial spaces. The property is also filled with a wide array of resort-style amenities, and future commercial features, and amazing nature of Batangas. 

COMCO Southeast Asia’s Group Chief Executive elected to global PR bodies PRCA APAC Regional Board and CIPR International Committee

COMCO Southeast Asia’s Group Chief Executive and Lead Strategic Communications Counsel / Partner and Co-Founder Mr. Ferdinand L. Bondoy has been elected to prestigious international PR industry groups, the Public Relations & Communications Association Asia Pacific (PRCA APAC) and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). 

Mr. Bondoy was named as one of the newest Regional Board Members of PRCA APAC based in Singapore and the only Filipino to be elected in the position. The Board provides a formal mechanism to consult with the industry’s most senior practitioners on the issues PR and communications face and to act as a think-tank for the industry in the Asia-Pacific Region. Alongside his duties as a Board Member, he will also play a vital role in the organization’s Workplace and Culture Committee. 

Moira dela Torre stars in Home Credit’s The Great 0% Interest Festival campaign video

Following the rollout of the biggest and grandest 0% interest sale nationwide, Home Credit Philippines (HCPH), the lifestyle partner of every Filipino, launched a new campaign video this holiday season for the brand’s The Great 0% Interest Festival, headlined by Home Credit’s brand ambassador, Moira dela Torre.

Launched through Home Credit’s Facebook and YouTube pages, the new campaign video took inspiration from a famous Philippine reality TV singing competition in which Moira  was a judge. In the newly released campaign video, Moira plays as one of the panelists on Home Credit’s “Buy-dol Philippines.”

Shopee sends relief efforts to earthquake victims in Abra

As part of its mission to better the lives of the underserved through technology, Shopee recently partnered with the Luzon Clean Water Development Corporation, Indoplas, and Metro Bangued Water District to provide aid to those affected by the magnitude 5.2 earthquake which impacted key areas of Abra last 28 August.  

Through its logistics arm, Shopee Xpress, Shopee delivered drinking water and donated 10,000 face masks for over 300 families in Barangay Lusuac in the Municipality of Peñarrubia and Barangay Patucannay in the Municipality of Tayum. This initiative is part of Shopee Bayanihan, the company's umbrella CSR arm that seeks to provide support for communities in need through partnerships with various humanitarian organizations. 

SamYG wins the game as the face of SportsPlus

The new premier online mobile sportsbook
SportsPlus announces the selection of
Sam YG as their official spokesperson.

The new premier online mobile sportsbook SportsPlus announces the selection of Sam YG as their official spokesperson. The longtime radio jock, best known for his tenure on Boys Night Out, has given his seal of approval to the exciting sportsbook mobile site. 

When asked about his new role, Sam YG talked about how important sports are to the Filipino people. “Their love for sports goes beyond fandom,” said Sam YG. “Di nga lang siya fandom for some, parang naging way of life na rin siya. SportsPlus takes this passion and reinforces it with more fun and excitement.”

With the online mobile sportsbook, sportsfans now get the chance to bet on their favorite athletes and sports teams for the thrill of it. Imagine having one’s ‘fate’ tied to the result of a big game. For Pinoys looking for a taste of that thrill, they need only register at https://bit.ly/sportsplusph

SportsPlus is designed to make sportsbooking as convenient and thrilling as possible for its users. The PAGCOR-accredited service offers quick registration for all players aged 21 and up, after which players can start betting on their favorites for as low as P100.

Wallows Announce Tell Me That It's Over Tour Asia 2023 Manila

WALLOWS announced today the TELL ME THAT IT’S OVER TOUR Asia 2023 -Manila show will take place on February 15 at the New Frontier Theater. Wallows kicked off the TELL ME THAT IT’S OVER TOUR in April 2022 with a sold out North American leg, followed by sold out shows in Australia & New Zealand this November. Before heading to Asia, the band will stop hit the road in the UK & Europe starting in January 2023. For their first trip to Asia, Wallows’ TELL ME THAT IT’S OVER TOUR will include stops in Manila, Singapore, Bangkok, Seoul & Tokyo, with more Asia markets to be announced soon. 

Promoted by AEG Presents Asia and Ovation Productions, tickets to WALLOWS’s TELL ME THAT IT’S OVER TOUR ASIA 2023 MANILA are priced at P3,550 and will go on sale at 10AM  on Friday, November 11 via ovationtickets.com and ticketnet.com.ph. 

"Bones and All" To Hold Philippine Premiere in QCinema International Film Festival

MGM Pictures and Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated provocative thriller “Bones and All” from director Luca Guadagnino (“Call Me By Your Name”) is set to make its Philippine premiere at the 10th QCinema International Film Festival, running from November 16 to 25 in Quezon City.

Watch the film’s extended trailer at https://youtu.be/4m4CmFXMtnU

The award-winning film starring Timothee Chalamet, Taylor Russell and Mark Rylance will have  festival screenings on Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 at The Block Cinemas - SM North EDSA, both at 8:00PM. Fans and cineastes are encouraged to grab this rare opportunity to watch the film ahead of everyone else.  Tickets are priced at only P300 each.

“Bones and All” is a story of first love and a liberating road odyssey of two young people (Chalamet, Russell) coming into their own, searching for identity and chasing beauty in a perilous world that cannot abide who they are.

In September, the film held its world premiere in the 79th Venice International Film Festival where it received over eight minutes of standing ovation. During the festival’s awards night, Luca Guadagnino was honored with the Silver Lion for Best Director, and the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actress went to Taylor Russell.

Last week, “Bones and All” received two nominations in the 32nd Annual Gotham Awards -- Taylor Russell for Outstanding Lead Performance, and Mark Rylance for Outstanding Supporting Performance.  

With an impressive 88% Tomatometer score at reviews-aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, “Bones and All” has become one of the most critically-acclaimed films of the year.

In its review, The Hollywood Reporter wrote “Guadagnino’s seemingly divergent interests in romance and horror have never come together quite so ideally as they do here, played out against a constantly moving canvas of small-town America.”

“It’s actors give you something to watch every minute,” praised TIME Magazine, while Entertainment Weekly described the film as “A born provocateur's faithful ode to a classic cinematic genre, only with human gristle between its teeth.”

Finally, Los Angeles Times raved “There’s real pleasure in `Bones and All,’ an insistent sweetness that somehow both nourishes and cleanses away the horror.”

About “Bones and All”

In “Bones and All,” first love finds Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee (Timothee Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter, as they meet and join together for a thousand-mile odyssey that takes them through the back roads, hidden passages, and trap doors of Ronald Reagan’s America. But despite their best efforts, all roads lead back to their terrifying pasts and a final stand that will determine whether their love can survive their otherness.

Directed by Luca Guadagnino, “Bones and All” stars Taylor Russell (“Escape Room”), Timothée Chalamet (“Dune”) and Mark Rylance (“Dunkirk”).  Based on the novel by Camille DeAngelis, screenplay by David Kajganich.

In cinemas across the Philippines starting November 23, “Bones and All” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Discovery company.  Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #BonesAndAll

Photo & Video Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Shopee brings joy to Filipino users and businesses during Shopee’s 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale

With mas mura deals and amazing prizes, Filipinos start preparing for the holidays and give local sellers a big boost in sales

Shopee recently concluded one of its biggest sales of the year, the 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale, by giving users a rewarding shopping experience and providing a platform for success for businesses of all kinds. Local sellers experienced a 4 times uplift in sales versus a regular day, while shoppers enjoyed a total of ₱62 Million in savings on 11 November alone as they start their Christmas shopping. 

"Babylon" First-Look Images Capture Decadence of Early Hollywood

A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess. Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Tobey Maguire lead the stellar cast of Paramount Pictures’ new original epic, Babylon from La La Land director Damien Chazelle.

Check out the film’s first-look images below and watch Babylon in cinemas across the Philippines January 2023.

Watch the film’s uncensored trailer at https://youtu.be/JDokeoHR7_w

MAMAMOO First-Ever World Tour in Manila

Breaking News – For the first time, Korean girl group MAMAMOO will finally be coming to the Philippines as they kick off their first-ever world tour titled “MY CON” with MANILA on Sunday, February 12 at the Araneta Coliseum. Promoted by Wilbros Live.

This year, MAMAMOO released their 12th EP “Mic On” with the chart-topping hit “Illella”, which came one after the release of its seventh anniversary album “I Say Mamamoo: The Best.”

MAMAMOO debuted in 2014 as a quartet with members: Hwasa, Moonbyul, Solar and Wheein. The KPOP superstars are well-known for its consistent chart-toppers including "Um Oh Ah Yeh" (2015), "You're The Best" (2016), "Décalcomanie" (2016), "Yes I Am" (2017), "Starry Night" (2018), "Egotistic" (2018), “Wind Flower” (2018),  "gogobebe" (2019), "HIP" (2019) and "AYA" (2020).

MOO MOOs in the Philippines will finally see the queens perform their greatest hits and more in this much-awaited concert tour. Tickets go on-sale on November 30, 10AM via TicketNet.com.ph and TicketNet outlets nationwide.

Follow @WilbrosLive on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.

Why HONOR 70 5G’s Solo Cut Mode Feature makes it the #BestVloggingPhone

Solo Cut Mode perfect for Vlogging; simple and easy control with its exceptional video capabilities

Aside from having a strong support from Google, the HONOR 70 5G is the first camera phone to use the latest camera sensor of Sony, the Sony IMX800 Super Sensing Dual Main Camera with Solo Cut Mode for vlogging. The HONOR 70 5G brings remarkable videography innovations. Launched last October 18, 2022 for only Php 26,990 with free JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker worth Php 6,999, the vlogging phone has been making a buzz in the industry because of its feature not present yet in any smartphone. 

GR GT Cup Philippines 2022 concludes season, Team Toyota Philippines heads to the GR GT Cup Asia Regional Rounds

The third season of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Gran Turismo Cup Philippines came to an exhilarating finish with the National Round last July 1, 2022, at the Clark International Speedway. A total of 16 e-racers battled it out on the thrilling Suzuka Circuit Speedway and Fuji International Speedway in the GR Yaris and GR Supra to cement their spot on the podium.

Among these e-racers, TGR Vios Cup veteran and champion Estefano Rivera showed exceptional performance to take the top spot in the Sporting Class, with Russel Reyes and Jether Miole following right behind him in the second and third spots. Meanwhile, up-and-coming e-racer Topher Tejada claimed the title of champion for the Promotional Class, followed by Matthew Spencer Ang and Aaron Christian Asence in second and third place.

"Magic Mike's Last Dance" Trailer Teases Finale of Sexy Trilogy

Just in time for Valentine’s Day 2023 comes the third installment of the blockbuster “Magic Mike” film franchise, the musical comedy “Magic Mike’s Last Dance.”  Check out the film’s official trailer below.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/MRVXQeGjCMs

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warnerbrosphils/videos/491044626330277/

About “Magic Mike’s Last Dance”

The creative team behind the first film “Magic Mike,” which garnered praise from critics and audiences alike, has reunited to create the magic again in “Magic Mike’s Last Dance”: Channing Tatum reprises his role as Mike Lane and Steven Soderbergh returns to the helm with a script from Reid Carolin, who also wrote the first two films.  And starring alongside Tatum is Salma Hayek Pinault (“House of Gucci,” “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”).

HBO Drama Series 'The Last Of Us' Debuts January 16

The nine-episode first season of the HBO Original drama series The Last of Us debuts Monday, January 16 on HBO GO. 

The Last of Us takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heart-breaking journey as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

The cast includes Pedro Pascal as Joel, Bella Ramsey as Ellie, Gabriel Luna as Tommy, Anna Torv as Tess, Nico Parker as Sarah, Murray Bartlett as Frank, Nick Offerman as Bill, Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen, Storm Reid as Riley, Merle Dandridge as Marlene, Jeffrey Pierce as Perry, Lamar Johnson as Henry, Keivonn Woodard as Sam, Graham Greene as Marlon, and Elaine Miles as Florence. Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker also star.

Lil Nas X teams up with League Of Legends for Worlds Championship anthem STAR WALKIN’

The release of the song comes with an animated visual highlighting the iconic landmarks of San Francisco City

Fresh off back-to-back sold out shows at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall, multiplatinum recording artist and the new President of League of Legends, Lil Nas X, has joined forces with LoL Esports to unveil his new single and this year’s highly-anticipated Worlds Championship anthem, “STAR WALKIN’ (League of Legends Worlds Anthem).“

The song arrives alongside an animated official video that highlights iconic landmarks in San Francisco, the destination city for the World Final, and League of Legends pros past and present. The environment transforms as the pros move throughout the city, showcasing the sport’s iconic place in culture and the mastery of each pro as they leave their mark on the world. An easter egg can be found through almost every shot, from regional league flair to giant Champions-turned-mechs to fun facts about the pros of LoL Esports. Lil Nas X will take the stage with an unforgettable live performance at the Worlds Opening Ceremony presented by Mastercard leading into the World Final at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Saturday, November 5.

Global superstar Meghan Trainor releases fourth full-length album, Takin’ It Back

GRAMMY® Award-winning, global superstar Meghan Trainor has released her anxiously awaited fourth full-length album, Takin’ It Back, via Epic Records and Sony Music Entertainment. This time around, she made a conscious decision to hark back to the signature sound she introduced on her 2015 full-length debut, TITLE, and bring it forward to today. Listen HERE.

About the album, Meghan said, “I tried to do the doo-wop feel I had at the beginning of my career, but the 2022 version of it. This is from the new Meghan who is a wife and mom with a baby. This is from me right now. I decided to give the people what they want, but with my spices added to it. I wanted to make my Title 2.0.”

To bring the record to life, she worked closely alongside a “core squad” of Gian Stone, Federico Vindver, Sean Douglas, and her brothers Ryan and Justin Trainor out of her own home studio. The first single released from the album “Bad For Me,” featuring Teddy Swims found the powerhouse tapping into her doo wop roots with throwback harmonies underlining a simmering groove as she opened up lyrically. Her second release, “Don’t I Make It Look Easy” is a track with anthemic energy that resonates for many, especially mothers, who juggle so many things and yet make it look so easy. 

Accompanying the album’s release is a video for Meghan’s new single, “Made You Look.” The spunky track has horns that pipe up as her doo-wop harmonies double up the attitude on the chorus, “I could have my Gucci on. I could wear my Louis Vuitton, but even with nothing on, bet I made you look.” The vibrant and stylized music video sees Meghan moving between different colorful worlds – from Hollywood set ups to a big finale dance performance. By Meghan’s side are TikTok personalities Chris Olsen, Remi Bader, Becca Means, Drew Afualo, along with JoJo Siwa, Scott Hoying, and husband Daryl Sabara. Watch HERE.

Regarding “Made You Look,” Meghan said, ““After having a baby, I struggled really hard to feel sexy. I actually wrote this song when I was ass-naked singing the chorus in the shower,” she admits. “I can wear all of these gorgeous things, but I look better without all of that shit on. I wrote a self-love anthem for myself. Even though you had a baby, went through it, and your body shows it, you’re still sexy.”

Takin’ It Back integrates doo-wop and classic harmonies into one anthem after another taking you through Meghan’s journey into marriage, motherhood, and achieving a new level of confidence.

Takin’ It Back Tracklist

  • Sensitive ft. Scott Hoying 
  • Made You Look
  • Takin’ It Back
  • Don’t I Make It Look Easy
  • Shook 
  • Bad For Me ft. Teddy Swims
  • Superwoman
  • Rainbow
  • Breezy ft. Theron Theron 
  • Mama Wanna Mambo ft. Natti Natasha and Arturo Sandoval 
  • Drama Queen 
  • While You’re Young
  • Lucky 
  • Dance About It 
  • Final Breath


Filipino alt-rock visionary Rico Blanco releases stirring synth-pop track “Palibot libot”

The subdued but sophisticated composition comes from a place of earnestness rather than merely trend-hopping

Rico Blanco reflects on the uncertainty that thrives between friendship and relationship in his new single “Palibot libot,” out today via Sony Music Entertainment.

According to the award-winning Filipino artist, the track was inspired by one of the characters in a series that he filmed in La Union recently. 

With its storytelling “anchored precariously on someone’s steadfast devotion,” albeit a one-sided one, the song minces no words about the reality of love: It’s not always synchronized. It comes with complications, but that’s the beauty of it.

Fintech mavericks: GoTyme Bank co-CEO Albert Raymund Tinio and President and CEO Nate Clarke are set to bring more accessible banking financial services

These Fintech Mavericks are set to Change the Way We Bank

Marathoner Albert Tinio and surfer Nate Clarke are suiting up to make banking more accessible through GoTyme Bank.

Data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reveals that as of the 2nd quarter of 2021, there are 41 million Filipinos who are unbanked. This means that they do not use or don’t have access to traditional financial services such as savings or checking accounts and credit cards. There are still those who stash their cash at home. Their financial services such as loans and money transfers are met through institutions such as pawnshops, remittance centers, or even personal lenders. While the pandemic has introduced Pinoys to the convenience of e-wallet services, the usage is often limited to buying cell phone load or engaging money transfers for purchases. 

You can now @UseYourName to send and receive money with Maya!

Another first for digital finance in PH

A safer and more personal way to send and receive money has arrived, and that's with your very own Maya @username.  

Maya, your all-in-one digital bank, rolls out a new, game-changing feature that lets you send and receive money with your very own username -- another first-of-its-kind feature from the leading digital bank and fintech in the country.

This gives you options for more personalized, convenient, and safer money transfer transactions. Much like how you tag your family/friends on social media, you can use your @username when requesting payments - no need to memorize and input 11-digit mobile numbers. If you're a small business owner, this feature can come in handy as you can easily set up your store name as your account username for an easier, hassle-free mode of payment! 

Manila Wresting Federation Presents Hard-Hitting Christmas Combat Event – MWF: NOCHE BUENA 2022 AT PETA THEATER CENTER

The Philippines’ premier athletic entertainment brand puts two of Pinoy wrestling’s pioneers one-on-one for the first time ever

Looking for a brand-new holiday experience that you will never, ever forget? How about a slice of Pinoy wrestling this Christmas? The Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF) once again delivers its unique, distinctly Filipino brand of professional wrestling entertainment to fans in Metro Manila through its Christmas special titled “MWF: Noche Buena 2022” on December 11, Sunday, 5 PM at the PETA Theater Center in Quezon City. 

Following MWF’s highly successful extravaganza last September, MWF: Noche Buena 2022 features a main event involving two of the best athlete-performers in the country – as MWF Pinoy Wrestling Champion Jake De Leon is set to defend the country’s top wrestling title to MWF’s folk hero Fabio Makisig. 

Welcome the Holidays with GUESS ORIGINALS

The holidays are just around the corner and that would mean that it would be the perfect time to look great while attending parties and spending time with friends and family. And what better way to do that than with GUESS Originals apparel and accessories.

The holiday celebrations for this year are expected to be extra special as things are starting to return to normal. We should be seeing more Christmas parties and get-togethers with friends and family as we get closer to the 25th of December. Company-sponsored events will also be a big thing in the coming days and that would mean that people need to dress up when they go out.

Teleperformance Philippines signs Cleanergy deal with AboitizPower

Teleperformance Philippines and AboitizPower seal renewable energy partnership. From AboitizPower: Sandro Aboitiz, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations, and Gina Camacho-David, Assistant Vice President of Market Strategy. From Teleperformance: Francisco Lara, Chief Executive Officer, Jose Luis Marquez, Chief Operations Officer, Jeffrey Johnson, Senior Vice President for Human Capital Resource Management, and Eduardo Punzalan, Vice President for Facilities and Administration

Globe brings ‘Rings of Power’ to prepaid and TM subs with Prime Video Mobile Edition

Globe Prepaid and TM subscribers are in for a treat as they will get access to quality yet sulit entertainment through Prime Video Mobile Edition (PVME) launched this September 1, 2022.

This is perfect especially for those wanting to see the billion-dollar production series, “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” which premiered on September 2.

Prime Video Mobile Edition is a service designed exclusively for mobile devices, allowing customers to enjoy the entire Prime Video catalog from their mobile phones anytime, anywhere.

What makes it more special is that Globe Prepaid and TM subscribers get 14 days of Prime Video Mobile Edition trial. Prime Video recently expanded its catalogue with regional and local titles as well as KDramas, including thriller-drama “Anna,” which stars South Korean actress and singer Bae Suzy, “Yuri’s Cell” Season 2 which came out September 14, “Love in Contract,” which premiered September 21, and anime Jujutsu Kaisen, which debuted on the same day. With the acquisition of MGM, the James Bond 007 films are now also available on Prime Video.

There are several ways to access Prime Video via Globe.

Globe Prepaid Mobile customers may get a 14-day trial of Prime Video Mobile Edition on us by texting PVME to 8080. They may also text PVME50 to get 7-day access with 1 GB through the app, and PVME80 for 3-day access with 1 GB through the app, 5GB all access for Globe Prepaid subscribers or EZ50 for TM subscribers. GCash users, meanwhile, may go to the Buy Load portion of the GCash app and select PVME120 for 7-day access with 3GB for the Prime Video app, 8GB all access for Globe Prepaid subscribers or EZ90 for TM subscribers.

For Globe Prepaid customers who want to watch Amazon Originals on a bigger screen or use multiple devices, they may get a full subscription to Prime Video by going to GCash and selecting APV101, which comes with Prime Gaming benefits. APV101 is open to Globe Prepaid, Touch Mobile and Globe Home Prepaid WiFi subscribers.

Amazon and Globe are committed to bringing premium, personal streaming for everyone on the go with Prime Video Mobile Edition, exclusive for Globe Prepaid and TM subscribers. While Globe aims to provide  fast and reliable internet connection for all, we also ensure that our subscribers get to enjoy the best and latest entertainment content.

On top of the international titles to watch out for, subscribers get to enjoy other local films and series in PVME, such as “Big Night” starring Christian Bables, “How to Love Mr. Heartless” with Sue Ramirez, “Whether The Weather is Fine” top-billed by Daniel Padilla, and a Filipino remake of Korean film “The Wedding Dress.”

There’s also content for kids such as “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” and more.

Subscribers can take advantage of PVME’s X-ray feature to learn more about the cast and film while watching their chosen shows.

With this access to videos and content, Globe ensures that its anti-piracy campaign, #PlayItRight, reaches its main audience and beneficiaries, aligned with the company’s purpose of creating a Globe of Good.  

#PlayItRight promotes responsible video streaming by encouraging everyone to firmly stand behind filmmakers and entertainment content creators, respect their hard work, and help sustain their jobs in support of families who rely on them.

Terms and Conditions Apply. To know more about Prime Video and how to get the latest Prime Video Mobile Edition offers, visit: https://www.globe.com.ph/apps-content/prime-video.html.

K-Pop rock girl group Dreamcatcher releases 7th EP, [Apocalypse : Follow us]

Listen to the title track “Vision” here.

K-Pop rock girl group Dreamcatcher reveals ‘[Apocalypse : Follow us]’, the second installment of their ‘Apocalypse’ trilogy, today via Sony Music Entertainment Korea. Having the ‘Apocalypse’ era first introduced through their last release, the new EP continues the series’ theme of raising environmental awareness and combating climate change, proposing Dreamcatcher’s vision to restore Earth to a cleaner and safer planet. 

What drives an entrepreneur to start a business?

What drives an entrepreneur to start a business?

The rise of e-commerce platforms in recent times has made it easier for Filipinos across the country to start their own online businesses.

Apart from generating income, there are multiple factors – both personal and external – that inspire a person to start their own business. With this increasing interest, what are the motivations that drive someone to become an entrepreneur?

HONOR continues to expand its presence in SM Malls!

The comeback is real! HONOR Fans can finally purchase their favorite HONOR gadgets in select SM malls, HONOR online store, Lazada’s Biggest 11.11 Sale, and Shopee Mega Pamasko 11.11 Sale

HONOR has recently announced that starting November 15, HONOR fans can already experience its latest products up close as it officially opens its new kiosks in select SM malls in the country. 

After its HONOR 70 5G, HONOR Pad 8, and HONOR X6 Grand Launch last October and its first exhibit kiosk in SM Megamall last Oct. 28 to Nov. 2, the leading global provider of smart devices, is now ready to serve more customers who have been waiting for the latest products to arrive in the stores near them.

Alorica is Named a Great Place to Work in the PH

81% of respondents attest to the company’s exceptional work culture

Alorica Philippines, one of the largest BPOs in the country with a workforce of 55,000+, recently received the prestigious Great Place to Work® certification for the first time, with 81% of its participating employees affirming the company’s positive work culture.

This recognition—based on what Alorica employees in the Philippines say about their experience working there—reinforces the company’s standing as a global leader in next-generation customer experience (CX).

Jet Ski racer wins World Finals international competition

Paul Del Rosario is among the athletes putting the Filipinos on the map of competitive Jet Ski and motorsports racing

For most people, riding a jet ski is a recreational activity. But unbeknownst to many, Jet Ski racing is a thing. And Filipino athletes are making waves in this niche—but awesome unique motorsport.

Jet Ski racing is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a water sport similar to motorbike or powerboat racing, in which riders use Jet Skis to compete in open water. It’s a popular sport in the United States, Japan, Australia, and Europe. But in the Philippines, it does not have the exposure that, say, basketball or volleyball does. Other extreme sports gets more press than Jet Ski racing.

Have the merriest holiday with Home Credit’s The Great 0% Interest Festival

Grab your most desired items at 0% interest rates through Home Credit from almost 10,000 stores nationwide!

The most awaited season for Filipinos is fast approaching — signaling the most beautiful time of the year for giving and sharing. Get ready to fill your hearts with your most wishlisted items for yourself and your loved ones and embark on the most exciting shopping season of the year!

Want something for your monitos and monitas? Or have you been wanting to reward yourself for a year of hard work? Better not pout, better not let your wallets cry because a huge blowout is coming to town!

What spending Christmas Eve with Jose Mari Chan would look like

In the Philippines, the name Jose Mari Chan is synonymous to Christmas as he takes over radios, shows, and our hearts during the holiday season. But have you ever wondered how the Filipinos Christmas icon spends his own Christmas Eve? Here’s how Shopee’s Christmas Ambassador Jose Mari Chan would host a pleasant Noche Buena with family and friends.  

Picture this: You’re surrounded by your loved ones, sharing stories with one another. Classic Christmas songs are playing from a Vintage Record Player, blending nicely with the laughter of your friends and family. Because Tito Joe goes the extra mile to keep everyone comfortable, Knitted Blankets are placed on the sofas, so you can snuggle and get cozy while waiting for dinner to be served. 

Confirmed: Kalsada Heroes Are Coming To Comics

The top-trending and much talked about digital art series on social media dubbed as Kalsada Heroes is now being adapted to a full comics series to be released in 2023 by Pheroes Comics.

It all began when FEU multi-media arts student Eman Jacob creations went viral on social media last year called the Kalsada Heroes, a digital art series, which includes super hero characters based on our favorite Filipino street food.  The digital art Kalsada Heroes even made it to the news on national TV and was shared on social media by excited fans. 

What made Eman Jacob’s concept different is how he gave the streetfood vendor some superpowers. “I think it gives an important message to viewers that these ordinary vendors are actually our modern-day heroes. They’re people who work hard for their families,” Eman Jacob states, “I also thought I would give it a twist and make them superheroes since they are also real-life daily heroes; they feed us, they give comfort, and their sacrifices are very inspiring especially to their own families.”  Of course, there is also that touch of social relevance in all of this as Eman said in one interview, “People usually look down on their jobs but it is one of the most honorable work one could have.”

Get So Emotional with the New Trailer of "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"

Experience the voice you know and discover the story you haven’t heard.  Naomi Ackie is Whitney Houston in Columbia Pictures’ I Wanna Dance with Somebody.  Check out the new trailer below and watch the film exclusively in cinemas across the Philippines January 2023.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/HzpCdwm8KkU

About I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Queen of the Dance Floor Yassi Pressman Hailed As Ginebra San Miguel Calendar Girl 2023!

As we come closer to 2023, its time again to reveal the newest Ginebra San Miguel Calendar Girl which has been a yearly tradition which has spanned decades and featured a number of beautiful Filipina women who have become household names. For 2023, they gave the honor to Filipino-British actress and Queen of the Dance Floor Yassi Pressman.

Known to be a very versatile actress and performer, Yassi is indeed a great choice as the Calendar Girl as she has done a lot of roles and has the body that rock the different themes.

“Being a part of such a great legacy is something that is going to be a milestone in my life,” says Yassi. “It’s really something special to be part of a company that serves world-class quality products, and it means a lot to me that they chose me to be a part of the brand,” she continued.

Boyce Avenue With Adie, Nobita, and The Juans Live In Concert For Valentine's Week 2023

The “Boyce” are coming back to their second home – the Philippines. One of the biggest independent bands in the world – Boyce Avenue, are returning for the Valentine’s week. They will be performing in MANILA on February 11th at the Araneta Coliseum, in CEBU on February 12th at the Waterfront Hotel Ballroom, and in DAVAO on February 14th at the SMX Convention Center. Joining them are today’s O.P.M. hitmakers Adie, Nobita and (Manila show only) The Juans.

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

Premier mobile Sportsbook site SportsPlus integrates GCash functionality

New online sportsbook SportsPlus
offers seamless GCash integration.

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of the game. Sports fans understand this better than anyone else. Even without ever once stepping onto the basketball court or football field itself, the energy watching from the stands or from the comfort of one’s own home is always electric.

Those fans who want to take that raw excitement to the next level can do so with SportsPlus, the premier mobile sportsbook site. The PAGCOR-accredited site is the newest hot spot for Filipinos looking to partake in the adrenaline-filled excitement of having real stakes on the line for major sports events.

For all those aged 21 and up, registration at the site is quick and simple, which means they can get started on enjoying SportsPlus as soon as possible.

SportsPlus also has features meant to make the sportsbook experience even better than before. At this point, seasoned gamers will know the hassle of connecting their e-wallets or bank accounts to websites in order to funnel their money in and out of the sportsbook.

Cadian Studios transforms storytelling into meaningful experiences through world-class production and content creation

Cadian Studios is currently making huge strides as a creative and media agency that pushes the boundaries of storytelling through innovative technology and music production.

Taking pride in working with established record labels in the Philippines (Viva Records, Warner Music, O/C Records) and Web3 brands in Singapore (Imaginary Ones and Imaginary Junior), the talented team of creative strategists, producers, art directors, and sound engineers stand poised in affirming its place with delivering world-class production and content creation.

Predator Gaming x Blacklist International Dota 2: Breaking the Code in Dota 2 with a World-Class All-Filipino Roster

After solidifying their position in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang as a global esports giant, Tier One Entertainment and Blacklist International ...

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