Multilingual pop darling Valentina Ploy is back with a heart-wrenching track “Camera Roll” – her third single since signing with Warner Music Asia in April 2022.

Multilingual pop darling Valentina Ploy is back with a heart-wrenching track “Camera Roll” – her third single since signing with Warner Music Asia in April 2022.

A song for the heartbroken – Valentina sings about how the beautiful moments of a lost relationship are forever frozen in time in her “Camera Roll” contrary to the bleak reality. Living in a digital world, “Camera Roll” is relatable to all of us as we navigate our digital space post-breakup. With Valentina’s signature warm vocals and honest lyrical offerings, the track is one that is cathartic to listen to and comforting in knowing that you are not alone on this journey of heartbreak. “Camera Roll” will be accompanied by a music video; depicting a journey in finding balance between reminiscing and letting go.

Sagip Babae Foundation Vows To Make Safe Spaces and Support For Women Online

Many types of abuse of women, like domestic violence, sexual abuse & emotional harrasment and more continues to rise with victims don't know where to go for help and report their situation. A new organization called Sagip Babae Foundation steps forward focus on this violations and help women with support and safe spaces helping them recover and provide support with their unfortunate experiences.

Founded by Francesca Fugen and Melissa Rina Profeta, the foundation is also formed with their own personal experiences and sees that ther is need to offer assistance to women, 18 years old and above nationwide. Any incident of abuse can have severe short- or long-term effects on victims’ mental health and overall well being.

Get up close and personal with Korean superstar Seo In Guk!

There’s been a lot of buzz lately around singer and actor Seo In Guk, and we can see why. The South Korean superstar recently gave fans a treat with his newest album – LOVE&LOVE – his first solo release in five years!

The first song on the single album is My Love, a heartfelt R&B track that features singer-songwriter and rapper Ravi. The song evokes feelings of longing and caring deeply for another person. In Guk shared that he made the song to deliver a message of cheering up someone who’s going through a tough time. “I felt that with track, I could deliver a small cheer up [even] in a sad way. [It’s my way of] trying to touch their hearts,” he said.

Kristel Fulgar posted this photo with Seo In Guk on her Facebook page

“I got to interview Seo In Guk, the person who got me into Korean culture and inspired me to learn hangul [the Korean alphabet]. This was an opportunity of a lifetime and I’m thankful to NYMA and Warner for this,” she said. Kristel even posted about the interview on social media. The interview was also recently launched on KrisTells Vlogs. (WATCH HERE: A CHAT WITH SEO IN GUK (Fangirl’s dream came true) ✨ )

4th Impact explores themes of heartbreak and betrayal on emotional ballad “Tapat sa’yo”

Their new single is produced by Lee Oh Won, the hitmaker behind some of the most compelling chart-toppers in K-Pop

Responsible for ushering in the girl group renaissance in Pinoy pop, 4th Impact delivers feisty bangers that woosh listeners back into the groove. The former X-Factor finalists are now part of Sony Music Philippines and ShowBT Philippines’ growing P-Pop roster, which includes award-winning boyband SB19 and promising newcomer KAIA.

In an attempt to showcase their more vulnerable side, the Here We Go act returns with a heartfelt ballad that distills themes of betrayal and loss into an empowering statement of moving on. 4th Impact’s new single “Tapat sa’yo” is inspired by breakup stories from the members of the girl group, and digs deep into the universal truths of going through pain and rebuilding one’s sense of self from the ground up. 

COMCO SEA bags 30 awards and 4 top award nominations for 2022 Quill Awards

Trailblazing communications agency COMCO Southeast Asia received 30 awards and 4 top award nominations for various projects from the prestigious 19th Philippine Quill Awards of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). This year’s Quill Awards, titled ‘MOVE,’ is the biggest one yet with winners selected from a pool of over 800 entries after rigorous evaluation and deliberation.

COMCO SEA was nominated for Agency of the Year and the Top Award in Communication Management for the second season of the Write to Ignite Blogging Project under the ‘Media Relations’ and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ categories, as well as the Top Award in Communication Training and Education for the Camp COMCO House Wars.

In Division 1 of the awards, centered around Communication Management, COMCO SEA won 19 awards in various projects, some of which include COMCO’s Blazing Sapphire: 5th Anniversary Celebration and “Meaningful Storytelling: The COMCO Southeast Asia Brand Evolution.”

Shaping Future Filipino Tech Leaders with Shopee's Global Leaders Program

The rapid growth and development of the tech industry over the last decade calls for a new way of molding future tech leaders. In order to keep up with the fast-paced industry, there is a need to equip future leaders with a global perspective and a constant desire to learn. Part of equipping them with such skills includes expanding their scope of work to enable them to gain new competencies and exposure to different peers, colleagues, business functions, teams, markets, and more—all of which are crucial in training future tech leaders.  

Brad, Co-Stars Make Pit Stops in European Cities to Promote "Bullet Train"

The stars of Bullet Train dazzled in Paris, Berlin and London as the European tour kicked off earlier this week! Check out the photos below of Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry on the red carpet and photocall events.  

Watch Bullet Train in cinemas across the Philippines on August 03.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/Eku2gerbnMc

About Bullet Train

In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe – all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives – on the world's fastest train...and he's got to figure out how to get off. From the director of Deadpool 2, David Leitch, the end of the line is only the beginning in a wild, non-stop thrill ride through modern-day Japan.

Oppa Gangnam Style! How Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ became the first video to reach a billion views on YouTube

In 2012, music video history was forever changed after Psy’s smash hit “Gangnam Style” hit one billion views less than six months after release. It was the first music video to ever do so on YouTube, establishing YouTube’s Billion Views Club (BVC).

With over 4.4 billion views on the video to date, Psy demonstrated the immense power that music videos on YouTube have in connecting artists with their fans around the world, while inspiring others to reach record-breaking milestones of their own.

“Being the first artist to reach 1 billion views on YouTube was an extraordinary feeling 10 years ago and it still is today. To have played a role in paving the way for the music of all kinds to transcend borders is a true honor,” said the singer.

Teleperformance champions diversity, equity and inclusion, partners with French Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Teleperformance hosted the members of the French Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (CCI France) during the launch of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Aside from providing exciting career opportunities for Filipinos and career seekers globally, Teleperformance (TP) Philippines also takes pride in championing diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) into their core values and company culture

Recently, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Philippines (CCIFP) launched its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at the Teleperformance Vertis North site in Quezon City. The event had honorable representatives from model organizations Make a Difference (MAD) Courses, Humanity and Inclusion Philippines and Teleperformance Philippines who shared their journey in promoting and cultivating diversity, equity and inclusion in their respective organizations. 

Former Stunt Double of Brad Pitt Now Directs "Bullet Train"

From the director of Deadpool 2 comes the new action-thriller Bullet Train which brings together seven characters, all with connected, conflicting, and at times, confusing objectives.

Watch the film’s newest trailer at https://youtu.be/Eku2gerbnMc

Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe—all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives—on the world's fastest train. The end of the line is just the beginning in this non-stop thrill-ride through modern-day Japan.

The World-Famous Bootleg Beatles are Coming Back To PH This October For A Concert Series!

To all those long-time fans still young at heart , and to all old souls out here in the archipelago and “Across The Universe”, get ready as the world-renowned tribute act The Bootleg Beatles return to the Philippines for a series of wonderful concerts in select cities and prime live music venues. 

From “Love Me Do” to “Let It Be”, from the Cavern to the Apple rooftop, from black and white to psychedelic technicolour, the world’s Premier Beatle band returns to take you on a whistle-stop journey through the most vibrant revolutionary and divisive decade of all - the Swinging Sixties.

It’s all here...the iconic mop tops , the Chelsea boots, the witty Beatle banter , the Chesterfield suits. 

All Hail The King: The ROG Phone 6 Officially Arrives In PH: Available Now For Pre-Order

The arrival of ROG Phone 6 comes with a hard-to-pass pre-order bundle of the Aero Active Cooler 6!

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Philippines today officially launched the ROG Phone 6 Series at SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. The much-anticipated arrival of the ROG Phone 6 was met with hardcore gamers and tech enthusiasts who were eager to hear more about the local details of the latest version of the king of gaming smartphones.

“The latest in or our very well received ROG Phone series is a testament on how we have continued to cater to the fast-growing mobile gaming segment since the very first ROG Phone”. Said George Su, Country Manager of ASUS Philippines. “The new ROG Phone 6 and ROG Phone 6 Pro bring the best for Filipino gamers with better than ever specs, features and refinements. We are the leader in the high-end mobile gaming segment, and we are very excited to continue our momentum with the better than ever ROG Phone 6 series.” 

Connectivity is utility: Globe, property giants, lawmaker partner for built-in broadband to future-proof homes

Firms laud Globe’s innovative solutions that take developments to the digital edge 

Leading digital solutions group Globe, several of the country’s major builders and a lawmaker championing wider ICT access are pushing for greater adoption of built-in connectivity in developments across the country.  These stakeholders are saying in one voice that internet access should be a basic provision like water and power. 

At Globe’s RISE to the Next Level event last Monday, July 11, top executives from Globe and property developers ASEANA Holdings Inc., Cebu Landmasters Inc., Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC), and the Victor Consunji Development Corp. (VCDC), talked about their shared goal of providing internet-ready homes for the customers’ benefit and aligned to the digital age.

Watch the First Trailer of New Horror Film "The Invitation"

You’re invited to a nightmare generations in the making. Watch the first trailer and save the date for Columbia Pictures’ new horror thriller The Invitation exclusively in cinemas soon across the Philippines.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/cHF2a2XZxUk

About The Invitation

After the death of her mother and having no other known relatives, Evie (Nathalie Emmanuel) takes a DNA test…and discovers a long-lost cousin she never knew she had. Invited by her newfound family to a lavish wedding in the English countryside, she’s at first seduced by the sexy aristocrat host but is soon thrust into a nightmare of survival as she uncovers twisted secrets in her family’s history and the unsettling intentions behind their sinful generosity.

Does Vic Rodriguez Have It Takes To Be Executive Secretary?

The Executive Secretary is often called the “Little President” because of the immense power that the position holds.

Among the Executive Secretary’s duties include: Implementing presidential directives, orders and decisions; supervise various agencies under the Office of the President, and appoint officials whose appointments do not need the President’s approval.

The Executive Secretary also has the power to sign papers such as executive orders “by authority of the President,” and decide on matters for and on behalf of the President if they don’t require the Chief Executive’s personal attention.

The post of Executive Secretary has been held by distinguished men since it was created in 1936. Lawyer Jorge Vargas, the first Executive Secretary, was appointed by President Manuel Quezon after serving as chief clerk of the Department of Interior and legislative secretary to then-Speaker Sergio Osmeña.

Globe At Home scores all-time high in Netflix speed index, takes solo lead in June rankings

Globe At Home has scored an all-time high in the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) performance rating of subscription-based streaming service Netflix in the Philippines.

Data released by Netflix showed Globe At Home’s speed in the June Index the fastest among all players, taking the solo lead over the rest. It is also better than the overall rating of the Philippines pegged at 3.4 Mbps. Globe dominated the Netflix ISP Speed Index for 10 out of 12 months in 2021, taking the highest spot from February to November.

This reflects gains of Globe’s network buildup, which is in line with its commitment to upgrading infrastructure and introducing innovative solutions as drivers of economic growth and development under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

A must-watch series for business owners!

Maya Business puts the spotlight on homegrown entrepreneurs with "Scale Up: The Show" 

In partnership with Shopify and PLDT Home Biz, Maya Business presents "Scale Up: The Show," the newest local series featuring 15 Filipino entrepreneurs going head-to-head for a chance to break out and ramp up their business.  

Viewers will be treated to the amazing journey of the founders of Tatumi Arts and Crafts, Dimension Artisan Chocolate, Diwa Leather Crafts, AnthroServ Inc., RDC Convenience Store, Extreme Car Wash and Detailing, Jhopay Curbi Salon, Justine Kent B. Faustino (fitness supplements brand), The Art of Mar (stationery shop), Oh La. La. Crepe Cakes, Le Petit Bouquet Manille, Cactus and Canvas PH, Klik Media Group, GFF Bath Essentials, Ili Likhaan Ceramics.  

Calvin Harris drops new single “Stay With Me,” featuring Justin Timberlake, Halsey, and Pharrell

GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum selling artist and heavyweight producer Calvin Harris continues to soundtrack summer with the release of his new single “Stay With Me” featuring musical giants Justin Timberlake, Halsey and Pharrell out today via Columbia Records/Sony Music. The psychedelic official video directed by Emil Nava also premieres today and features all four artists.  Watch the video here and listen to the song here.

The new single marks the first time Harris has collaborated with Timberlake and Halsey, and the second time with Pharrell, who was previously featured on ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1’ and has notably collaborated with Timberlake on countless hits over the years.

There’s a reward for everyone with Maya’s latest Tipid Hits!

All-in-one money app Maya makes everyday shopping more fun and exciting with Tipid Hits! There is always a thrill in getting good rewards and great deals, and this is exactly what you’ll enjoy when you use Maya when paying for your essentials or even for your much-needed self-care treat.  

Tipid Hits covers a series of cashback rewards and promos for your everyday spending. So whenever you are paying for your bills, or treating yourself to a good meal, there’s always a reward waiting for you when you pay with Maya. Here are just some of the ways you can take advantage of these Tipid Hits this July!  

Newbie Hits  

If you are new to Maya, you can get up to P100 on your first week upon sign-up! This includes an instant P20 when you sign up, and P80 when you upgrade and do your first transaction. 

Bb. Pilipinas revamps theme song, PPOP-style

SB19 brings a fresh twist to this year’s pageant theme song

With the ever changing times, music has also evolved in different forms to cater to the taste of the modern generation. Today, original pinoy music or OPM has produced diverse sounds, yielding a new type of tune, Pinoy Pop or PPOP for short. 

Consistent to its cause of shining a light on the beauty and diversity of Filipino culture, Binibining Pilipinas recognizes how impactful music can be, and has endeavored to banner Pinoy talent in any way that it can. That is why for this year, the prestigious pageant’s official theme song was given the PPOP revamp with the help of the country’s latest music pride – SB19.

Get Ready For CONQuest Festival 2022 This Weekend!

It's time for gaming and tech conventions to come back with CONQuest Festival 2022. happening this July 23-24 , 2022 at the SMX Convention center. 

At CONQuest festival, expect to see the hypest college esports rivalries, famous creators like Kyedae and V33Wise, the latest games and gadgets, amazing cosplay, live music, educational industry panels, endless booths of art and merchandise, and so much more.

Pop Star Anne-Marie Brings Dysfunctional Tour to Manila on October 16

British singer-songwriter Anne-Marie announces Dysfunctional Tour coming to Manila on October 16, 2022 at the New Frontier Theater. Presented by Wilbros Live. Tickets go on-sale on Tuesday, July 19 at 10AM via TicketNet.com.ph and at all TicketNet outlets nationwide.

Anne-Marie’s rise to stardom has been nothing short of meteoric. A former 3x world karate champion and West End child star turned multi-platinum-selling artist, Anne-Marie has gone onto become one of the world’s most-loved and successful pop stars of our times. Following a string of chart-busting singles over her career to date – from her Ed Sheeran co-write and UK Top 3 ‘2002’ to the garage-infused juggernaut and KSI collaboration ‘Don’t Play’ – Anne-Marie is an artist who wins on her playful commentary, magnetic vocals and infectious personality, as was perfectly showcased her 2016 debut and four million-selling, Speak Your Mind, which became that years’ biggest-selling debut release in the UK.

Clara Benin strikes a balance between infatuation and fantasy on dreamy new single “Affable Dork”

Inspired by coming-of-age films and books, the jazzy pop tune comes with a visual helmed by Simon Te and Summer Puertollano

Filipina singer-songwriter Clara Benin approaches dreamy teen romance with emotional candidness on her new single “Affable Dork”—out today via OFFMUTE.

Taking surprising new directions as it examines the delicate balance between infatuation and fantasy, the rising folk-pop artist’s new song brings a beloved fictional character to life, only to realize that some things don’t really work the way we want it to be. 

Benin adds, “the song is about the thought process of a girl overthinking her relationship with an affable dork because she feels unworthy of his attention. As you navigate a complete picture of the story, you later on realize that fantasies only remain as such and don’t translate to reality.”

KASOSYO SA ASENSO: Toyota PH empowers MSMEs with launch of All-New Lite Ace

(L-R) Senior Vice President and Overall Head of Marketing,
 New Mobility Business and Vehicle Logistics Department
Jing Atienza, TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto,
Vice Chairman David Go and Senior Vice President
for Marketing Masatoshi Toiya
Mobility leader sees promising growth in light commercial vehicle segment

The country’s leading automotive and mobility company Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has reintroduced one of its most iconic nameplates, the Toyota Lite Ace, as a Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) stepping in as the reliable business partner for Filipino business owners and entrepreneurs.

The All-New Toyota Lite Ace was officially unveiled today at Farmers Plaza in Araneta City, Quezon City – one of the busiest commercial centers and marketplaces in the country that serve as a hotspot for flourishing businesses.

Cahilig’s award-winning short films now streaming internationally on CinemaWorld

 Featured in CinemaWorld is Chris Cahilig’s most viewed
short film on YouTube so far, “Sinturon” or “The Belt”,
with 44.5 million views, which tells a daring and
 fun story focused on the theme of marital fidelity. 
The multi-talented Chris Cahilig wears many hats—producer, director, public relations entrepreneur, talent manager, published poet, and political adviser. 

As president of Insight 360, Cahilig runs one of the most influential public relations, marketing, and social media consultancy firms in the Philippines. And through his agency’s subsidiary, Insight 360 Films, Cahilig has crafted full-length movies and short films, made riveting for their plots, characters, and purpose.

The road to Cahilig’s personal nirvana, however, is paved by a string of award-worthy short films, earning for him the title, “King of Branded Shorts”. This close to home as Cahilig’s short films have reaped honors at local and international film festivals. 

Is There A "100 Million Man" In Malacanang?

Do you know that there is an influential official of Marcos Jr. administration that is making some "magic" in Malacanang? It is through accumulating a lot of funds from the campaign up to offering positions in the government. 

According to a reliable source, the man which we can call "El Kupitan" is close the the current administration and the president that is why he is using the opportunity to his advantage.

Whiskey Business: A Masterclass in Malt and Digital Transformation

In the fast-paced world of information technology and digital transformation, it pays for all the leaders behind tech-led enterprises to take it slow after a long, tiring day. And what better way to wind down than savoring the finest whiskeys in existence?

For these tech moguls, Globe Business hosted its first-ever ‘Whiskey Business,’ a masterclass in malt, laced with a grand prix in ICT solutions. A speakeasy-themed social event, sponsored by Zoom, Whiskey Business raised a toast to CIOs and innovation enablers to empower them with the best of ICT solutions as they propel their enterprises forward.

Redmibook 15: The budget-friendly laptop you can bring from home to school and elsewhere

Xiaomi’s newly launched laptop is here to deliver high performance for the best value

After more than two years of online classes, students are raring to go back to face-to-face classes. Many are in the market for a highly efficient, lightweight, and affordable laptop that they can bring from home to school, and anywhere else. 

Enter the Redmibook 15, Xiaomi’s newly launched laptop available in the Philippines. It is a high-performance device with a mid-range price built to support the workload and lifestyle of a student, or young professional.

Gnarly PH celebrates youth culture and creativity with the HUAWEI nova 9 SE!

Empowering the youth to engage with powerful technologies!

Gnarly! is a streetwear lifestyle brand all about nurturing people to embrace the wonder and fun of being youthful. With the Gnarly community, you are welcome to come as you are and be loved for it! It’s that celebration of youth culture that brought Gnarly and HUAWEI Philippines together, to combine Gnarly’s newest line with HUAWEI’s newest mid-range product for the youth: the HUAWEI nova 9 SE, in which passion meets innovation! Check out photos of Gnarly’s latest fits below, all captured with the nova 9 SE!

More Powerful Gaming and Processing Power With The Launch Of GeForce RTX PCs and GeForce Esports PCs

It's time for an upgrade with the current set up as the new GeForce RTX™ PCs and GeForce Esports PCs is launched in the Philippines. owered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs to deliver the ultimate experience for gamers and creators.

The launch is also made in partnership with PC Express and PC Worx which will provide information and support for customers with the right customizations for their needs especially when used for gaming, content creation and more.

GeForce RTX PCs feature NVIDIA’s second-generation RTX platform, which delivers AI and ray-tracing technologies that are revolutionizing the way users play and create. NVIDIA RTX is the fastest and most advanced platform for bleeding-edge applications and games.

Home Credit announces Moira dela Torre as the official ambassador for Para sa Life campaign

Home Credit ambassador Moira dela Torre believes Home Credit can help elevate Filipinos’ lives

Home Credit Philippines (HCPH), the country’s leading consumer finance company, introduced singer-songwriter Moira dela Torre as the brand’s ambassador for its “Para sa Life” campaign that aims to share a message of hope for a better life for Filipinos.

Moira, the most-streamed Filipina artist for bigness, performed the theme song “Para Sa Life” of Home Credit campaign video. 

Ace Banzuelo embraces a darker, more melancholic turn on breakup song “Walang Himala”

The Filipino hitmaker channels ’80s synth-pop with brooding themes and modern R&B textures

Following the chart-topping success of “Muli” and the release of its viral music video starring ABS-CBN stars Francine Diaz and Seth Fedelin, Ace Banzuelo returns with another potential hit that is guaranteed to whet the appetite of music fans across the country.

Released under Sony Music Philippines, the Filipino recording artist’s new single “Walang Himala” carries the inherent weight of dealing with a partner’s betrayal. The melancholic synth-pop track serves as antithesis to Banzuelo’s earlier song Himala: a sad little tune that reduces listeners to a pool of misery, written as if he hibernated for months in his own mancave— devoid of light, and completely immersed in the grieving process.

URC caps off Environment Month celebration with nationwide tree-planting event

Universal Robina Corporation (URC) culminated its celebration of Philippine Environment Month with a nationwide tree-planting initiative. From Bulacan to Davao, URC employees and volunteers planted over 6,000 seedlings through simultaneous tree-planting activities across 25 areas.

Under the theme “Protect Nature, Sustain Our Future,” this activity aims to promote the relevance of environmental awareness and protection; reinforce its values of environmental stewardship and planet-friendly culture; and capitalize on people engagement to promote environmental compliance and best practices.

Globe At Home leads Netflix ISP Speed Index for 5th straight month this year

Globe At Home topped the Philippine Internet Service Providers (ISPs) performance rating of subscription-based streaming service Netflix for the fifth straight month this year.

The broadband arm of leading digital solutions platform Globe scored 3.4 Mbps in the index for May, higher than its 3.2 Mbps result in April.

Netflix's ISP Speed Index determines which ISPs offer the best viewing experience during peak hours. Data is gathered from subscribers using the online video streaming platform.

The speed index is vital for Netflix streaming since its videos load quickly on networks with faster data transmission and minimal delays. Otherwise, viewers may encounter issues such as buffering and pixelation while streaming content.

Globe’s score in the May 2022 Netflix ISP Index is also at par with the country’s overall rating.

Local stars spill the hottest HBO GO shows to binge this rainy season!

Looking to make the best of this bed weather? Just snuggle up and let PLDT Home ambassadors Gigi de Lana, Gretchen Ho, Jairus Aquino, and more share their film and series recommendations

The Batman (2022)

Viewers today have a lot of entertainment content choices, to the point that it can sometimes be overwhelming. With an extensive library of shows like that of HBO GO, it’s good to get recommendations for shows that are really worth your time.

Singaporean R&B singer-songwriter Sezairi hooks up with Filipino rapper Young Cocoa for catchy new track “Dead”

The infectious song is part of Sezairi’s third album, Violets Aren’t Blue — out today via Sony Music Singapore

Singaporean musician and singer-songwriter Sezairi teams up with rising Filipino rapper Young Cocoa for the slinky R&B jam “Dead.” 

The track, which follows the release of Young Cocoa’s bossa-meets-rap ditty “Nova” and Sezairi’s streaming hit “Restless Love,” is produced by Canadian hiphop/electronic producer duo Potatohead People. It also comes with a visualizer that expands on the song’s theme with a moody, melancholic touch.

Globe cautions vs OTT messaging scams amid intensified anti-spam campaign

As it continues to block millions of malicious messages sent over its network this year as part of its heightened cybersecurity and anti-spam efforts, Globe warned the public about the dangers of Over-The-Top or OTT messaging, which are sent through apps that are outside of telcos’ scope.

OTT messaging refers to the sending and receiving of messages over the Internet using content providers outside of a telco’s standard messaging networks. These include messages sent via apps such as Viber, Whatsapp or iMessage, which have message encryption.

As OTT messages use the Internet, they bypass mobile networks and evade SMS blocking.

“We have been successful in detecting and blocking hundreds of millions of illegal SMS sent over our network this year, although many of these scam messages are also sent via other messaging apps. The content of these OTT messages are encrypted and beyond the coverage of telcos,” said Globe Chief Information Security Officer Anton Bonifacio.

Playpark Launches New PC And Mobile Games That Will Bring A New Breed Of Players

If you are familiar with the classic video games like Audition, Perfect World, RF Online, Flyff, Cabal Online and Cabal Mobile, these are made by Playpark, Inc. a subsidiary of Asiasoft Corporation Public Company Limited. They recently announced the release of their incoming online games this year, namely Elyon SEA - Ascent Infinite Realm, Dream of a New World SEA, Tera Classic SEA, and Noah's Heart SEA.

To celebrate the upcoming release of these online games, Playpark, Inc. organized an epic on-ground media and press event in the Philippines, entitled Playpark Launchpad 2022 last June 23. This is PlayPark’s first on-ground media event after more than two years due to the global pandemic, and a way to reconnect with their media partners. 

Sony Music Philippines celebrates success of its dance music releases through an electric spinning event

Sony Music Philippines, in partnership with Electric Studio, recently celebrated the return of big, jubilant dance/electronic anthems with an indoor spinning event that offers full-body fitness experience and top-notch music.

Pedaling its way with high-performance rides and well-curated jams, the Somebody Like You: Electric Spinning Event featured some of the label’s most prominent club music releases of 2022 as backdrop to an energizing workout. The spinning event took place in Electric Studio, BGC, Taguig City last July 8, 2022 (Friday).

Real Florido's Bakit Di Mo Sabihin: A Film About Deafness That Needs To Be Heard

Amidst the noise of today’s content congested digital and pandemic-stricken world, it is a daunting task  to tell a story that will stand out. Real Florido’s new opus entitled, BAKIT ‘DI MO SABIHIN (Tell Her), an  official entry to this year’s Cinemalaya Film Festival intends to cut through the clutter by telling a marriage  story that speaks loud even with the absence of spoken language, a film that will bring everyone to the  world of the deaf. 

“Bakit ‘Di Mo Sabihin” is a movie about a deaf couple, Miguel and Nat who are struggling to keep their  marriage. After a huge fight, Miguel leaves his wife alone in Manila and decides to live in Baler with their  kids. As he starts a new life, Miguel is reminded about the reasons why he married Nat by his family’s  relentless stories about how modern a woman Nat is, and how he failed in so many ways to recognize that  he fell in love with a younger deaf woman. One Christmas Eve, Miguel finally makes a move to tell Nat  everything she needed to know. Miguel and Nat are played by two of today’s most acclaimed actors, JC  De Vera and Janine Gutierrez respectively.  

CONFIRMED: Game-changing All-New Toyota Lite Ace to launch this July 15

To support the goal of continuous inclusive economic growth and to address the evolving needs of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has announced that it is set to introduce the All-new Toyota Lite Ace, a reinvention of a classic Toyota vehicle.

To be positioned as a reliable and capable Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) for Filipino business owners in various industries, the All-New Lite Ace will come in more than one body type, prioritizing loading capacity and efficiency as a people and goods mover.

The All-New Toyota Lite Ace will be officially unveiled to the public on July 15 at the Farmers Plaza activity area at the Araneta City in Cubao, Quezon City. Displays of the new model with demonstrations of the use and capability of the different vehicle types can be visited by customers until July 17.

Earn 6% interest rate p.a. while working on your #LifeGoals

Reach your personal goals with Maya's new savings feature powered by Maya Bank!  

A new phone, a much-needed family vacation, a seed fund for a side hustle, a down payment for a starter condo unit —these life goals are more achievable with the help of savvy money moves, thanks to Maya, the country's all-in-one money app, powered by Maya Bank. 

Maya recently launched Personal Goals, the newest digital banking feature that empowers users to save for different life goals while earning 6% per annum, one of the highest interest rates in the market. 

Under Maya Savings, you can easily set up to five active goals at a time and put a target amount and deadline of up to six months. The best part is that you can get a 6% interest rate on your Personal Goals savings for up to P1 million, per goal.  

Ortigas Arts Festival Now On Its 5th Year With More Dance, Film and Forms of Art

The art experience continues with the 5th year of the Ortigas Art Festival that features visual arts, fashion designs, film, dance and more. Now becoming the most diverse arts festival in the metro, it has now grown to greater heights along with the growth of the premiere Ortigas Mall, Estancia.

“This year’s festival paints a broader stroke of Philippine art where we encompass more art forms from visual art, film, dance, and even pottery,” said Renato “Mang Ato” R. Habulan, head curator of Ortigas Art Festival. “We want to show the diversity of talents across many disciplines Filipino artists have and we are honored to present all of those–and more–through this year’s exhibit and festivities.”

Launched in 2018, the Ortigas Art Festival was created with the goal of making art accessible to everyone. From featuring over 60 local artists during its first run, the number of artists who participated in the festival reached more than 200 and even included artists from Southeast Asia, America, and Europe in 2020.

Running from July 7, 2022 (Thursday) until August 7, 2022 (Sunday), the festival will showcase a wider variety of Filipino arts and culture across five pillars: Painting & Sculpture, Film and Photography, Dance and Fashion, ArtisTree, and Workshops.

BREAKING: BTS’ V Is Having Fun Vibing With Universal Records Artist Paolo Sandejas’ “Sorry” On His DRIVE VLOG

Left: UR Artist Paolo Sandejas Right: V of BTS (screengrab from BTS BLOG V Drive Vlog | BANGTANTV YouTube)

After being the only Filipino artist chosen to perform at the GMA (Golden Melody Awards) in Taiwan last June 26, 2022, Paolo Sandejas has a new milestone on his music career.

The young Universal Records Philippines singer-songwriter can’t believe his eyes when Kim Tae-hyung aka V of world-renowned South Korean boyband BTS included his song “Sorry” on his DRIVE VLOG playlist, uploaded today (July 09, 2022) just in time for ARMY Day.

Globe, the leader in mobile, is Philippines' Most Reliable Mobile Network

Globe has earned the coveted recognition as the Philippines’ Most Reliable Mobile Network in the second quarter of 2022, topping other players in terms of consistency and availability, based on analysis by Ookla® of Speedtest Intelligence® data.

Globe achieved the highest Consistency Score™ of 79.44 and Most Available All Technology score at 93.11.

Only a few mobile operators in the world have managed to attain supremacy in both consistency and availability, making the reliability claim an elusive recognition in the industry.

Globe’s consistency score of 79.44 is a near two-point advantage over the next player, which got 77.69. The third placer, meanwhile, got 73.82.

Ready for Adulting? ShopeePay shares Financial Tips for Fresh Graduates

Get instant savings when you send money, buy load, pay bills, and more with ShopeePay.

Social media feeds are flooded with graduation photos, videos, and congratulatory greetings. With one chapter closing, comes another one. If you’re a fresh college graduate, it’s time to welcome the “adulting life” and the grown-up responsibilities that come with it.  As you build your career and earn your own money, you’ll have greater purchasing power. Hence, it’s important to take control of your finances early on. ShopeePay, Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet, can help you in this aspect.

With ShopeePay’s cost-saving features and rewarding perks, you can become a financially-savvy young adult. Here are tips to help you get ready for adulting:

Shopee Apprentice Program Upskills Young Emergent Leaders

By 2030, the digital economy is projected to generate up to PHP 5 trillion (USD 101.3 billion) in economic value in the Philippines. With e-commerce set to become a key pillar of the economy in the near future, there lies an opportunity to develop emerging tech talents to support this rapid growth. Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, recognizes the need to upskill young Filipino talents and mold them to become tech leaders of tomorrow through its Shopee Apprentice Program. 

Christopher Pastrana's Appointment To PPA Questioned

With a new administration, the process of transfer of management requires an adjustment period, support of the department, and good faith. However there are still instances of which will cause confusion and power struggle. And that is allegedly what happened when incoming ES Vic Rodriguez announced the appointment of Christopher Pastrana as General Manager of the Philippine Ports Authority. The appointment reportedly caught the 2 other members of the screening committee, Naida Angping and Anton Lagdameo by surprise. More importantly, the appointment was announced at the same time as that of incoming DOTR Secretary Jimmy Bautista, even before the latter has even accepted. 

Board topnotchers, 97% NLE passing rate, and high employability of graduates

Stellar Results Mark PHINMA Education’s 18 Years of Serving the Underserved

More than a decade ago, Elbert Kay Serrano wanted to be a nurse. His parents, a farmer and a canteen helper, didn’t have the resources to help him finish college. Elbert worked any job he could get -- a caregiver, a service crew at a fast food chain, a clerk, a helper-while taking up nursing at PHINMA Araullo University.

Elbert is just one of the thousands of underserved Filipinos whose chances of getting into college and finishing their degree is hampered by their circumstances. “Getting into college and graduating can often be prohibitively expensive for poor families,” said Dr. Chito B. Salazar, PHINMA Education President and CEO. “This barrier to entry is one of the many challenges that we are tackling because we believe that every Filipino deserves to have quality education.”

Owing to its mission to serve the underserved, PHINMA Education schools do not have entrance tests to make it easy for students to enroll and get the quality education they deserve.

Top entertainment brands turn to cosplay couple Awie and Prince de Guzman

Prince de Guzman as Thor Odinson and Awie de Guzman as The Mighty Thor (Jane Foster) from Marvel Studios’ Thor: Love and Thunder. Images from Awie de Guzman and Prince de Guzman.

Who knew that a couple’s love for dressing up as their favorite characters would make them the faces of marketing campaigns of pop culture brands?

Awie and Prince de Guzman, fiances in real life, have been the top of mind for a number of entertainment brands whenever they would need to tap cosplayers to bring to life their characters. Among these successful campaigns were Warner Bros.’ Shazam!, Netflix’s Stranger Things, The Witcher and Trese – the latter becoming a marketing hit during the pandemic in 2021.

“We went viral and made a lot of noise in the media during that time,” Awie recalls when she cosplayed the main character Alexandra Trese for Netflix. “I felt a lot of pressure before deciding to cosplay her because the komiks have been around for many years and the Trese community is very protective of their fandom! I read the komiks so I can properly portray Trese, and I’m happy that the creators noticed my work too.”

Sony Music Philippines hosts a listening party for the release of Calvin Harris’ Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 album

Sony Music Philippines and Columbia Records recently threw a listening party for Calvin Harris’ highly anticipated sixth studio album, Funk ...

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