Gear up for Great Thrills at the 2022 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup Leg 2

Following the thrill and excitement of its first leg last July, the 2022 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup is gearing up for even greater thrills on its second leg happening on August 20, 2022, at the Clark International Speedway (CIS) in Pampanga.

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP)’s premier motorsports program is taking the action to the next level this coming weekend at CIS. After concluding the first leg with exciting races and even more exciting wins, Leg 1 champions Alain Alzona, Troy Montero and John Dizon of Circuit Championship will be back on track to try reclaim their spots in the podium.

Meanwhile, influencers Gino Quillamor, Arron Villaflor, Jules Aquino, Lexi Mendiola, Enzo Pineda and Dexi Diaz for Sporting Class; Ashley Gosiengfiao, Bianca Yao, Carla Lizardo, Patch Magtanong, Benedict Cua and Miggy Romulo for Promotional Class will also be back at CIS together with members of media to continue the exciting competition of Autocross Challenge.

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Gran Turismo Cup winners will also continue racing from screen to the tracks as they join the excitement of the Autocross Challenge as well.

Our anticipating audience will also get to preview the upcoming addition to the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing line up—the GR 86—in action as it roars in the racetracks, fueling more excitement to this adrenaline-filled weekend.

Catch our Vios Cup racers as they once again race to the top spot in Circuit Championship and Autocross Challenge in the 2022 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup Leg 2 at the Clark International Speedway on August 20, 2022 at 9:30AM. Admission is free, just don’t forget to bring your vaccination cards and present upon entry.

You can also watch the races wherever you are via Facebook livestream on Toyota Motor Philippines or TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Philippines Official Facebook Pages. Livestream starts at 9:30AM.

Ben&Ben offers unique perspective on forgiveness with new international single “The Ones We Once Loved”

Written by the band’s very own Paolo Benjamin, the stripped-down track is emotionally impactful even in its apparent weightlessness

Having amassed more than a billion streams and a total of 3.5 million listeners on Spotify, Ben&Ben continues to make generation-defining statements with heartfelt tunes that resonate on a universal level. Considered as one of the most commercially successful acts in the Southeast Asian region, the nine-piece collective has recently won the Best Asian Band at the 2022 BandLab NME Awards, and reaped multiple recognitions for their groundbreaking work on the sophomore album, Pebble House, Vol. 1: Kuwaderno.

Do it Better at Home and in life with Lucky and Jessy Manzano

As two of the most sought-after celebrities in the Philippines, power couple Luis Manzano and Jessy Mendiola-Manzano know all about living a life juggling all their passions. Aside from their on-camera projects, the Manzanos are also well-known content creators, entrepreneurs, and loving fur-parents to their dogs -- Chanel, Chewy, Louis, and Sky.

With multiple online work and activities, it is incredibly important for the couple to always have the fastest connection at home. That is why in PLDT Home’s newest Do It Better campaign, the Manzanos show how the country’s fastest home broadband network suits their different lifestyles and needs with the best digital products and services. The Manzanos gave us a glimpse of their daily life and how PLDT Home enables them to handle tasks such as vlogging, holding meetings, arranging their finances, and taking care of their pets, just to name a few.

Ben&Ben and Pamungkas team up for the performance video of “Stand By You”

Both regional superstars recently holed up in a studio to record a two-part collaboration

Filipino nine-piece collective Ben&Ben has recently joined forces with Indonesian singer-songwriter Pamungkas to release a performance video of “Stand By You.” The infectious pop-rock original, which is an English translation of Ben&Ben’s 2022 hit “Paninindigan Kita,” was recorded at SoundCheck Studio in Pasig City last August 5, 2022 (Friday).

Prior to the live studio session, both regional superstars were introduced to each other online last month, and got the chance to brainstorm on how to approach the song with a collaborative mindset. “We sent over a rough translation of our song Paninindigan Kita,” shares Ben&Ben in a statement. “He [Pamungkas] came up with brilliant lyrical ideas, and we ended up co-writing the English lyrics for this song with him.”

SB19 announces release of new single “WYAT” and upcoming world tour

A series of cryptic riddles reveals SB19’s much-anticipated comeback single and upcoming world tour.

P-pop Kings SB19 announces their return to the music scene with WYAT [Where You At], a disco-pop track that highlights the urgency of disconnection to reconnection of the times. The upcoming release marks SB19’s first new material as a group in a year after launching their 2021 EP, Pagsibol.

“It’s been a year, the word 'hiatus' may sound negative but we took it from a different perspective. We maximized the opportunity to think more as to what we can improve on, how we can prepare for our comeback,” says SB19 Stell.

SB19 Ken mentions “We are thrilled to be releasing a new song for our fans. Bigger, better. I hope that A'TIN will appreciate at best the work we've done for our upcoming tour.” WYAT drops on all streaming platforms on September 2, 2022, with the official music video to be released on the same day.

The award-winning and Billboard nominee Philippine Pop phenom is also set to stage their biggest local and international tour to date. WYAT [Where You At] Tour kicks off on September 17, 2022 at Araneta Coliseum, to be followed by a series of shows in Clark, Cebu, Davao and more.

Filipino Delegates Joined Huawei AP Seeds for the Future, starting an inspired digital journey

Huawei launched Asia Pacific Seeds for the Future 2022 last Friday (August 19). The program will bring together 120 outstanding students from 16 countries across the Asia Pacific region for a 9-day digital boot camp in Thailand, including 10 students from the Philippines. From August 19 to 27, ten Filipino delegates who are ready to demonstrate their talent and abilities will join the journey this year.

The opening ceremony was attended by both local government officials and representatives of multiple international organizations. They highlighted the important role multi-party collaboration plays in creating a solid foundation for the region's digital talent ecosystem.

Maya bags Quills for empowering workplace initiatives, digital innovations

Maya, the country's all-in-one money platform, received recognition at the 19th Philippine Quill Awards Night for its transformative initiatives that enabled employees, consumers, enterprises, and government to thrive amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The award is conferred by the International Association of Business Communicators-Philippines (IABC-Philippines), a prestigious award-giving body that recognizes strategic and excellent programs, campaigns, and materials in business communications.  

Maya won 2 Excellence Awards for its campaign called SAFEwork, which enabled employees to thrive amid the height of the pandemic in 2021, propelling the company's stellar growth as it transformed from PayMaya to Maya. These initiatives are:    

"TRIANGLE OF SADNESS" International Trailer Out Now

Directed by the multi-awarded Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund, this highly-anticipated dark comedy stars Woody Harrelson, Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean Kriek, Vicki Berlin, Zlatko Burić, and our very own Dolly de Leon in her critically acclaimed performance.

Macoy Fundales Releases New Single “Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw”

Musician and comedian Mcoy Fundales is back with making new music with the launch of the new single. Being part of the bands Orange & Lemons and Kenyo, it is no doubt that his touch in songwriting has produced hits in the past. Though he is now focusing more on his work as show writer and creative director, music still plays a big part of his life and something that he finds himself going back to.

The single was actually created way back when he was a writer for the show "Ang Forever Ko'y Ikaw" starring Camille Prats and Niel Sese. Mcoy decided to finally complete the song as a follow up to his single with AltG Records "Bakit Kita Hahabulin." He feels that there is a need to complete the song, and after consulting with colleagues, they decided to finish this project.

Despite the competitive music industry, Mcoy said that he would still stick with his kind of music. And compared to his other songs, this single is more mellow and serious compared to his comedic nature. It is also a great anthem for celebrating love which can be used in weddings, anniversaries, engagements, or any event that celebrates love.

Smart Welcomes Anne Curtis and Jane de Leon As They Promote Record Breaking Speeds

Dyosa and Darna Anne Curtis and Jane De Leon join forces for the first time for something fast, and they partnered with Smart Communications.  This is inline with their recognition  from Ookla®, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence, awarded as “Best Mobile Network.”

A first for a mobile operator in the Philippines, the “Best Mobile Network” award was given to Smart after winning Fastest Mobile Network and Best Mobile Coverage for Q1 to Q2 2022. 

“We want to celebrate this milestone by putting together two of today's remarkable women—this generation’s Dyosa and Darna—in one campaign that shows just how Filipinos are empowered with the best mobile experience on the Smart network. Anne has been a long-time Smart user and endorser while Jane is excited to further explore the power of Smart. Like Anne and Jane, we want our customers to enjoy the same powerful experience,” said Francis E. Flores, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business - Individual at Smart.

"Smile" Announced as the Opening Night Film at Fantastic Fest 2022

Paramount Pictures’ terrifying new horror feature “Smile” is set to make its world premiere as the Opening Night Film at the Fantastic Fest 2022, running from September 22nd - 29th in Austin, Texas.

To mark the announcement, Paramount has unveiled the main poster art for Smile which may be seen below.

Smile has been described as the intensely creepy debut feature from Parker Finn that'll have even the seasoned Fantastic Fest crowd gripping their armrests in genuine fright.  

Watch the film’s trailer at

About Fantastic Fest

Held every September in Austin, TX, Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S. specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. The festival is dedicated to championing challenging and thought-provoking cinema, celebrating new voices and new stories from around the world and supporting new filmmakers.

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 Wav Bounces Vol. 2 at the Unwnd Mamser Café in the Unwnd Lux Hotel, Poblacion, Makati City last August 9, 2022 (Tuesday).

The event, which celebrates the release of the multi-platinum selling artist and heavyweight producer’s star-studded album, played the songs in succession, following the sequence of the record tracklisting. Listen here. 

Calvin tapped 23 of the most dynamic artists in music today to collaborate on this quintessential summer album. Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 is full of psychedelic instrumentation and a number of exciting and unsuspecting pairings between the featured artists. Amongst the collaborations is “Obsessed” feat. Charlie Puth and Shenseea (watch visualizer here), and previously released tracks "Potion" feat. Dua Lipa and Young Thug, "New Money" feat. 21 Savage,  "Stay With Me" feat. Justin Timberlake, Halsey and Pharrell, and "New To You" feat. Normani, Tinashe and Offset.

Ez MIl Launches New Album DU4LI7Y

"Fiery, Eminem-esque flow..dripping with audacity and braggadocio..."

"On his song "Panalo" (Win), he encourages everyone to be proud of who they are, no matter where they are from and where they currently are. On this Wish Bus jaw-dropping performance, Ez Mil raps in 3 different languages English, Tagalog (Filipino) & Ilocano."

Today, 23-year-old Philippines-born, Las Vegas-based musician Ez Mil shares his highly anticipated second studio album DU4LI7Y (Duality), out everywhere now, along with new single "Ridin' with the Moonlight" and accompanying video under FFP Records and distributed by Virgin Music/UMG.

DU4LITY, produced and engineered by Ez Mil himself, strikingly showcases the musician's versatility as he bounces between languages, changes flows, and effortlessly floats over beats. Filled with everything from repentance, to love, to heartbreak to hometown pride, Ez Mil paints an intricate portrait of his life in the Philippines that highlights Ez Mil's unparalleled genre fluidity and reveals a more mature, refined musician.

CSMC celebrates founding anniversary with 48 years of caring for the Filipino

Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) commemorated its 48th founding anniversary last Aug. 15, Monday with the theme, “48 Years of Caring for the Filipino”. This milestone was celebrated alongside the grand opening of the extension wing on their 7th floor, which features its new and improved Lifestyle and Wellness Center and areas for the Nursing Services office and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

The new Lifestyle and Wellness Center brings together some of the hospital’s services into one area to cater to the needs of discerning patients. It offers services for Executive Check Up, Men’s and Women’s Wellness, and many more. The center aims to encourage more people to visit the hospital for preventive healthcare with the guidance of CSMC’s experts. 

Hamilo Coast and WWF: partners in eco-tourism and sustainability

Hamilo Coast embraces sustainable tourism at the
core of its philosophy and shows how beautiful beachfront
homes can harmonize with nature and the environment.
Hamilo Coast, the premier beach resort town in Nasugbu, Batangas, may be the weekend haven of the country’s affluent set, yet it is on track as a thriving model of sustainable eco-tourism practices. 

Touting 5,800 hectares of prime seaside development, Hamilo Coast is a project of SM Prime’s Costa Del Hamilo, Inc. (CDHI), which carefully integrates residential, resort, leisure, commercial, and institutional land uses in the sprawling estate. But beyond its vast scope and stunning vistas, Hamilo Coast embraces sustainable tourism at the core of its philosophy and shows how beautiful beachfront homes can harmonize with nature and the environment.

BLIND ITEM: Marcos Admin Official & His Big Time Collector and Depositor?

Who is this high ranking official of the government along with two special employees of the said official stands as a collector and depositor?

Accorinding to our source, the collector and  someone who he is currently negotiating is collecting a lot of money for his so-called "boss" who is this government official.

The collector makes sure that the money collected is given at the right time and there is another official that serves as the depositor of the collected  amount into the bank account or the high ranking official. 

The negotiation is made through a series of text messages during the month of June and July this year in which they had a separate conversation with another guy that talks about the milions collected from a project that is supposed to benefit the poor citizens.

"The Invitation" -- Horror Told From a Female Perspective

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Jessica M. Thompson directs Columbia Pictures’ new horror thriller The Invitation starring Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones, Fast & Furious 7 & 8).

Watch the film’s trailer at

Thompson made her feature writer-directorial debut with The Light of the Moon, which won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at SXSW. The film holds a 97% Rotten Tomatoes score, with critics calling it "harrowingly effective" (Variety), "honest and complex" (The Hollywood Reporter), and Film Inquiry stated that "for any filmmaker this would be an unmitigated triumph, but for a first-time filmmaker this is revelatory."

Canva shares visual communication tips for more effective learning

Back to school resources are now available on Canva Eskwela. 

The opening of classes is just around the corner. While teachers and students will slowly shift back to face-to-face classes this year, visual communication will continue to be an important tool for learning.

To continue making classrooms visually interactive and engaging, here are some balik-eskwela tips from Canva:

Three Easy Ways To Score Over ₱2M worth of prizes at the 8.8 ShopeePay Festival

Send money & win up to ₱1M, buy 1GB for only ₱1, and get exclusive vouchers when you use ShopeePay.

Online transactions are now more rewarding as ShopeePay gives you more reasons to send money, buy load, and shop online! From August 6 to 8, ShopeePay is hosting three days of giveaway with over ₱2M in prizes. Users can further rejoice as exciting prizes and rewards are up for grabs at the 8.8 ShopeePay Festival! 

Shopee Cares PH empowers users to combat fraud activities

With more Filipinos relying on e-commerce to get their essentials, this has also increased the need to protect them due to the growing number of fraudulent activities happening in the digital space. In a Consumer Pulse Survey conducted by TransUnion in February 20221, of the over 1,000 Filipino adults polled, 53% said they were targeted by fraudsters in the previous 3 months. From the same survey, 42% said they were scammed by Phishing, 38% were victimized by money and gift card scams, while 30% were scammed by third-party sellers via online retail shops. While businesses in different industries are continuously upgrading their platforms, fraudsters also search for ways on how they can adapt to the ever-changing landscape and discover new vulnerabilities. 

Shopee, Shopee Xpress partner with Whisper and World Vision to empower young women to #Share The Confidence

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, recently launched the #ShareTheConfidence campaign in partnership with Whisper and World Vision, to educate Filipinos on the importance of menstrual hygiene management. 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. 

As part of the campaign, Whisper pledged to match and donate sanitary products for every Whisper product sold on Shopee from May 28 to June 30. Almost 130,000 young women from World Vision’s partner communities all over the Philippines benefitted from the initiative and received sanitary products through the delivery efforts of Shopee Xpress, Shopee’s logistics arm. Apart from raising awareness on proper menstrual hygiene management, the #ShareTheConfidence campaign also aimed to break the stigma around menstrual health and address the issue of period poverty in the Philippines. 

PLDT Home remains fastest in PH, tops Speedtest Award Q1-Q2 2022

Ookla names again PLDT Home as fastest ISP at Speedtest Award Q1-Q2 2022

PLDT Home wins Speedtest Award Q1-Q2 2022

PLDT Home is consistently named the Philippines’ fastest broadband, besting all major internet providers in the country, as it wins for the fifth consecutive year at the Ookla®Speedtest™ Awards Q1-Q2. 

The global benchmarking company, Ookla®, announced that PLDT achieved a speed score of 77.91 and logged the fastest download and upload speeds at 210.83 Mbps and 234.21 Mbps, respectively.

“The past years have proven how essential fast and reliable internet services are for Filipinos to work, study, and be entertained at home. With this award, we thank Ookla® for recognizing our consistent efforts to top ourselves. This win reiterates our unwavering commitment to power our customers with the best digital services so that they can progress in life as they do things digitally better at home,” said Jeremiah de la Cruz, PLDT Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Business – Home. 

Filipino band Ben&Ben and Indonesian singer-songwriter Pamungkas to work on a two-part music collaboration

Filipino folk-pop collective Ben&Ben and Indonesian singer-songwriter Pamungkas are teaming up for a two-part music collaboration slated to drop soon.

The two music acts are filming a video in an undisclosed studio ahead of their upcoming show on August 6, 2022 (Saturday) at the 123 Block in Mandaluyong City, Philippines.

Check out some of the photos here.

Pamungkas is currently headlining his own Southeast Asian tour to promote his fourth studio album, Birdy. His hit single “To The Bone” was a huge regional success, peaking at No. 5 on Spotify Philippines Top 50 chart last year.

Ben&Ben is also set to conquer the international stage with their first North American tour, performing in iconic and key venues across eight cities in the US and Canada.

Filipino Tech Pioneer Debuts Fandom Innovations at Largest Web3 Conference in SEA

Anotoys Collectiverse founder Oscar G. Tan-Abing Jr. brings Pinoy innovation to the world stage at Web3 Con.

The next evolution of global fandom begins in the Philippines. At the very first Web3 Con, Anotoys Collectiverse founder and CEO Oscar G. Tan-Abing Jr. unveiled his company’s plans to reshape how the world enjoys fandom through emerging web3 technologies. By pioneering an ecosystem that brings celebrities to the metaverse, Tan-Abing aims to give fans from all over the world exciting new opportunities to connect with their favorite stars.

Web3 Con is the largest web3 and crypto conference in Southeast Asia to date, bringing together thousands of futurists, venture capitalists, innovators, fintech, and webtech aficionados from across the region. Its debut event hosted more than 20 guest speakers comprising some of the most influential thinkers in the web3 space.

In his keynote address, “Fandom, Celebrity, and Collectibles in Web3,” Tan-Abing shared how the fandom around mainstream celebrities would play a crucial role in the widespread adoption of web3.

Cignal Entertainment's Big Night! featured on Prime Video in Southeast Asia, bags big FAMAS Awards

Cignal Entertainment continues to shine on the international stage as its critically-acclaimed film, Big Night!, is now exclusively available across Southeast Asia on Prime Video starting August 1. This will give subscribers here and abroad the opportunity to watch this highly acclaimed masterpiece by writer-director Jun Robles Lana which centers on the country’s war on drugs. 

This exciting launch comes on the heels of the film’s most recent wins at the 70th FAMAS Awards held last Saturday, July 30. Truly embodying Cignal Entertainment’s top-caliber and global quality productions, Big Night! bagged the coveted awards for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Janice De Belen. 

Since November 2021, Big Night! has been recognized by local and international film festivals and award-giving bodies such as the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia, Osaka Asian Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, Asian Film Festival, and the Metro Manila Film Festival where the film garnered 8 awards including Best Picture and Best Actor for its lead Christian Bables.

ASEAN Music Showcase Festival 2022 holds its first in-person showcase in Singapore this September 2022!

Southeast Asia’s first collaborative music showcase is set to feature more than 30+ performances from the region and beyond

After holding its first two editions purely online, ASEAN Music Showcase Festival (AMS) goes physical with its first in-person showcase happening on September 10-11, 2022 (Saturday and Sunday) in Haw Par Villa, an 8.5-hectare Asian cultural park located in the bustling city of Singapore.

Expand your world with Pia Wurtzbach at HUAWEI Tech’s Smart Office Launch promotion this August 6!

Exciting programs, thrilling performances, and exclusive promotions!

Get ahead and get ready in work, school, and in life with HUAWEI! Huawei has been building an incredible Smart Office collection for all your heavy school and office needs, and it’s finally ready for a fully-fledged debut. Mark your calendars for August 5-6 and head to the HUAWEI Smart Office 2022 Launch Promotion in the Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, for a star-studded experience you’ll never forget! Alongside other performers, Pia Wurtzbach will be headlining the main August 6 event!

Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada Seek Vengeance in "Bullet Train" (Opens Aug 10)

Two of today’s most popular Japanese actors, Andrew Koji (HBO Max’s Warrior) and Hiroyuki Sanada (John Wick: Chapter 4) star alongside Brad Pitt in Columbia Pictures’ new action-thriller Bullet Train, in Philippine cinemas August 10.

In the film, 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 from David Leitch, the director of Deadpool 2.

Watch the film’s latest trailer at

Get Ready To Rock With Paolo Sandejas Live At Alabang Town Center This Weekend!

Since you guys “waited for too long” for this, it’s now happening!

OPM fans from the South of Metro Manila, prepare your wild cheers as singer-songwriter Paolo Sandejas is all set to do his first-ever solo mall show at the Ayala Malls Alabang Town Center this weekend!

Alabang Town Center’s Town Nights has been consistently committed in giving OPM artists a very good spotlight to perform and showcase their own brand of music with much pride to a greater audience. And since this is Paolo’s first-ever solo mall show, he’s more than excited to connect with all of his listeners through his original songs live on stage!

And since it’s a special milestone for him, Paolo will exclusively premiere the official music video of “Sorry” so make sure you’re there and be one of the first ones to watch it!

Experience a new way of online shopping with the Shopee Live Sulit Sale and get up to 50% off on exclusive deals

Catch trending livestream products and get 50% off exclusive deals, Free Shipping with no minimum spend, 15% off vouchers, and a chance to win cash every Friday!

Have you developed the habit of watching hours and hours of streams from live sellers? You’re not the only one! 

Pinoys have quickly come to embrace live streaming as an entertaining way to shop. It allows them to view products up close and interact with their favorite sellers in real-time. This makes the “mining” concept grow more popular among Filipino millennials and Gen Zs, where you buy products by commenting “mine” during streams. 

Bullet Train - On Track To Slay and Survive

It was quite a surprise that Brad Pitt came back to making films with the announcement of Bullet Train months ago. It was based on the book Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka, adapted into a screenplay by Zak Olkewicz, and directed by David Leitch.

It stars Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Bad Bunny, Karen Fukuhara, Logan Lerman, and Sandra Bullock, this takes place in Japan known for its Shinkansen or the Bullet Train. Though there have been many movies about trains and gangsters, Bullet Train also blends some elements of mystery and dark comedy.

Brad Pitt is Ladybug which is his code name as he enters the train. The characters are mostly named with code names with each having an interesting background and skills of assassination in various ways. Imagine a train full of mobsters, assassins, and other dangerous people and are bound by one person, The White Death. 

LG Looks Forward to the Future

(L-R) Ryan Nulud, Aya Castillo, Kyra Yambao, Hannah Cepe,
Bryan Tan, Hongjin “Peter” Uhm, Andrei Felix, Ed Kasunuran,
Mikee De Ocampo, Karl Herrera, Ren Castillo and Jane Pactoranan 

While it seems like the world pressed pause while the pandemic was going on, LG, the South Korean technology conglomerate, went hard at work to address the needs of the future. COVID fundamentally changed how business is done, from hybrid work setups to teleconferencing. An immediate need presented itself and LG rose to the challenge. 

In LG Reconnect, the fruits of LG’s labor was finally unveiled to the public. The tech event was recently held in The Podium Hall, Mandaluyong and was hosted by LG brand ambassador Andrei Felix. The function featured a vast selection of LG Commercial Displays, all ready to face the needs of the future today. 

Toyota Motor Philippines adds FX and Cargo variants to All-New Lite Ace lineup

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) strengthens its support to Filipino micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with the addition of two more variants of its newest light commercial vehicle, the All-New Lite Ace.

After unveiling the Panel Van and Pickup variants during last month's launch, the Lite Ace line up dubbed by the automotive leader as Kasosyo sa Asenso is expanding with the introduction of the Lite Ace FX Utility Van and the Lite Ace Cargo Aluminum Van. Both variants are available for preorder in all Toyota dealerships nationwide starting August 1.

Teleperformance Philippines receives 5th consecutive Great Place to Work® Certification

Teleperformance (TP) Philippines, a leading global group in digitally integrated business services, is once again Great Place to Work-Certified™ in 2022. This makes TP Philippines the first, the largest, and the only company in the country to be Great Place to Work-Certified™ for five straight years. 

The Great Place to Work® Institute recorded 85% responses from TP Philippines in the Trust Index® Survey, which is part of the rigorous certification process conducted annually by the institute and a definitive global standard of what it means to be a great workplace. The survey evaluates companies based on their employees’ perception of them in terms of credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie, among others. Only companies who have achieved at least 65% in the survey are qualified to receive the certification. 

Binibining Pilipinas crowns 2022 queens

Winning candidates to represent PHL in international pageants 

Binibining Pilipinas crowned new beautiful, brilliant, and elegant Filipinas during the 58th Grand Coronation Night on July 31 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Nicole Borromeo from Cebu took home the Bb. Pilipinas International title, Gabrielle Basiano from Eastern Samar earned the Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental crown, Chelsea Fernandez from Tacloban City bagged the title of Bb. Pilipinas Globe, and Roberta Angela Tamondong from San Pablo, Laguna won Bb. Pilipinas Grand International. Nicole Budol from Rizal and Stacey Daniella Gabriel from Cainta, Rizal were named Bb. Pilipinas 2022 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up, respectively.

K-Pop superstars ATEEZ to make waves with new EP, THE WORLD EP.1 : MOVEMENT’

Billboard charting global K-Pop group, ATEEZ, is ready to make waves once again with the arrival of their new EP ‘THE WORLD EP.1 : MOVEMENT’ today. Following a successful arena tour across U.S. Europe and Japan in 11 cities with a total of 180,000 audiences combined, ATEEZ begins their newest chapter of their ‘THE WORLD’ series. Known for the delivery of their narrative in both their music and visual components, ATEEZ’s ‘THE WORLD EP.1 : MOVEMENT’ revolves around the theme of breaking free from dystopian society that suppresses emotions by awakening people’s passion with their music and movement.  

‘THE WORLD EP.1 : MOVEMENT’ is composed of 7 tracks, featuring their lead track “Guerrilla.” Each track serves as a reflection of ATEEZ’s narrative of creating movement of change against the dystopian world. 

ATEEZ members, HONG JOONG and MIN GI, have co-written the lyrics for 6 out of 7 tracks, including “Sector 1”, “Cyberpunk”, “Guerrilla”, “The Ring”, “WDIG (Where Do I Go)” and “New World.” The lead track “Guerrilla” is accompanied by a music video, where its preview version garnered over 1.7M views on YouTube alone ahead of their EP release. 

Beyoncé delivers another culture-shifting move with new album, RENAISSANCE

Packed with rousing anthems that resonate on a universal level, the modern pop classic offers an expansive listening journey

The seventh studio album from Beyoncé is available worldwide, today, July 29, on all major streaming platforms. From her own label Parkwood Entertainment and Columbia Records, RENAISSANCE arrives six years after the globally lauded LEMONADE was released in 2016 as a complete surprise.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry are the Twin Assassins in "Bullet Train"

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron, upcoming Kraven The Hunter) and Brian Tyree Henry (Marvel’s The Eternals) star as lethal assassins called The Twins in Columbia Pictures’ new action-thriller Bullet Train, in Philippine cinemas August 10.

Watch the film’s latest trailer at

Bullet Train brings together seven characters, all with connected, conflicting, and at times, confusing objectives. “Fate brings these people onto this train, and their energies combine in the craziest, most gonzo way possible,” says producer Kelly McCormick.

"Don't Worry Darling" to World Premiere at 79th Venice International Film Festival

 New Line Cinema’s “Don’t Worry Darling,” the highly anticipated second feature from director Olivia Wilde, is set to make its out-of-competition world premiere at the 79th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia, running from 31 August to 10 September, 2022. The announcement was made today by Alberto Barbera, Director of the 79th Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia. 

In tandem with the announcement, Wilde—who will attend the Festival, along with co-stars Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Gemma Chan and Chris Pine—stated, “I am honored and thrilled that ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. When we dreamed of making this movie, we imagined Venice as our ultimate goal, and we can hardly believe it’s really happening! From our cast—led by the formidable Florence Pugh and Harry Styles—to the design of this world and the kinetic cinematography, the film was crafted for viewing in the collective setting of the theatrical experience. For this first screening to take place in the jewel-like surroundings of the Venice Lido and in the presence of some of international cinema’s most accomplished artists is beyond exciting. I look forward to sharing the visceral ride of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ with the world, beginning with the Venice Film Festival, and I wish to thank Alberto Barbera and the Biennale for the selection. This is truly a dream come true.”

Check out the film’s new trailer below and watch “Don’t Worry Darling” in Philippine cinemas September 28.

Globe At Home set to launch newest fiber-to-the-room technology

Leading digital solutions group Globe is set to become among the first telecommunications providers in Southeast Asia to launch innovative fiber-to-the room (FTTR) technology following successful testing.

FTTR is the first choice for digital transformation in homes, providing extremely fast and ultra seamless WiFi connection with exceptionally low latency.  It has speed and coverage 10 times the traditional WiFi network and capacity to handle up to 128 device connections.

This is among innovations on offer under Globe’s push for built-in broadband in housing developments, working with several of the country’s major builders and real property developers for greater adoption of ready connectivity.

Spend wisely for the rainy days: Here’s how to make the most out of your money

From exclusive vouchers to installment plans, there are many ways you can maximize your e-wallet app 

Rainy days mean sweater weather, a warm cup of hot chocolate, and the need to waterproof almost anything if you’re out and about. As the rainy season comes in full swing, you’ll need more than your  trusty umbrella to brave the weather. 

It helps to have an e-wallet app that will help you weather life’s storms – both the literal floodwaters and heavy downpour that make it extra difficult to go places to the unanticipated happenings that drain your wallet. More than just a way of sending and receiving money, GCash is a one-stop shop that can help you fulfill your necessities and emergency expenses, while giving you extra perks and rewards. 

Filipina singer-songwriter Bea Lorenzo and Singapore-based artist Benjamin Kheng team up one more time with new song “Panandalian”

The stripped-down track is a Tagalog rendition of “Good For A Time,” released in May 2022 as a collaborative effort between these two Asian acts

Filipina singer-songwriter Bea Lorenzo teams up with Singapore-based artist Benjamin Kheng for the second time with the release of “Panandalian,” a Tagalog rendition of their initial collab track “Good For A Time.” The folk-pop track is also accompanied by the original and an acoustic English version in this bundle. 

“Good For A Time,” previously released in March 2022, has nearly 2 million streams to date and growing.

With lyrics translated by Jarlo Bâse, “Panandalian,” meaning ‘momentary’ in Tagalog, breathes new life to its English counterpart and comes with a lyric video featuring the same dreamy visuals that accentuate the bittersweet transience of a relationship.

Filipino-Norwegian artist Clinton Kane reflects on loss, love, and mental health in new album, MAYBE SOMEDAY IT'LL BE OK

He’s set to headline an international tour this year, including Manila as one of his destinations

Filipino-Norwegian singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Clinton Kane has released his debut album MAYBE SOMEDAY IT’LL ALL BE OK via Columbia Records. The 9-track LP features RIAA Gold-certified lead singles “CHICKEN TENDIES” and “I GUESS I’M IN LOVE” as well as “GO TO HELL” and “14” in addition to five brand new tracks. Listen HERE.

Touching on themes and personal experiences with loss, love, mental health, etc., Clinton might just make listeners feel strong enough to let their emotions out too. Kane says, “This album is a collection of personal experiences and key moments that have had an impact on my life. It’s unapologetically myself. I’ve been working on this project for three years, and to think this whole journey started from a panic attack that forced me to try writing a song is surreal to me.”

UnionDigital and Nexplay Partner Up Investing In Gaming And Online Content

Gaming and Online Content Creation is undeniably rising industries and careers that many would like to be part of it. We have the leading Southeast Asian esports and video game content ecosystem Nexplay,  and UnionDigital Bank, the digital bank entity of UnionBank, have signed an exclusive partnership that aims to offer more convenient digital financial services for Filipino gamers.

“UnionDigital Bank is driven to further empower the Philippines’ digital economy. Our partnership with Nexplay allows us to offer our financial services to today’s Filipino gamers, enabling them more by giving access to a digital bank account. We are looking forward to this collaboration with Nexplay to propel our higher purpose - Tech-ing Up today’s generation of Filipinos, especially gamers,” said Arvie De Vera, Co-founder and CEO of UnionDigital Bank.

PandaMart Makes Groceries More Convenient With "Dark" Stores

It seems like something is fishy when they mention pandamart's new innovation which they refer to it as a "dark" store but really there is a good explanation for that term and how they are now making huge leaps in doing groceries with the app. 

Pandamart as one of the services with the foodpanda app, has now invested more in expanding the convenience of doing shopping with new features and promos that customers would love and businesses would also benefit of.

The growth of e-commerce and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a significant uptick in the demand for online grocery delivery services. And with it comes the emergence of a new player that is changing the landscape of grocery shopping and retail commerce as we know it: dark stores.

KonsultaMD provides foodpanda delivery partners and family members with FREE healthcare

Leading telehealth service platform KonsultaMD and quick-commerce platform foodpanda Philippines have collaborated to provide riders, bikers and other delivery partners and their family members free healthcare for one month.

The partnership aims to support and thank frontliners such as delivery personnel who played a major role in the lives of people stuck in their homes at the height of the global health crisis. The delivery partners also remain indispensable in the nation’s economic recovery.

“Whether it's delivering our morning coffee, our groceries, or medicines, we can’t deny the way delivery has changed and shaped our lives. The riders, our unsung heroes, were the primary point of contact for many people during the pandemic.  They put themselves and their families at risk to help us.  After all that they’ve done for us, it’s time to give back,” said Cholo Tagaysay, KonsultaMD Chief Executive Officer.

Ayala Malls Cinemas Exclusively Brings The Electrifying "Challengers"

Watch Zendaya’s Best-Career Performance To-Date, Opens April 24  Ayala Malls Cinemas brings another highly anticipated film to their roster ...