Puregold shines the spotlight on Filipino ‘winners’ and their success stories through “Nasa Iyo ang Panalo”

Puregold’s “Nasa Iyo ang Panalo” features the success
story of Justin de Dios, sub-vocalist and creative
lead of Filipino boy group SB19.

Puregold rings in its twenty-fifth year in the retail industry with one important goal: to highlight life ‘Panalo Stories’ of its customers— Filipinos across the country. 

Puregold begins by telling the tales of triumph of six sought-after personalities in the fields of entertainment, music, and sports. The supermarket retail chain announced its partnership with these endorsers through a campaign called “Nasa Iyo ang Panalo”. Featuring videos that reveal the journeys these individuals took to get to where they are right now, it singularly conveys an important message: that all Filipinos can win in life, too.

Camp COMCO honored at IABC Quill Awards for its program for communication students and graduates, opens application for its Cycle 19

The International Association of Business Communicators’ (IABC) 19th Philippine Quill Awards recently bestowed top honors on Camp COMCO Mentorship Program, the groundbreaking and proprietary talent incubation initiative, industry linkage course, and apprenticeship platform of trailblazing inter-regional integrated communications agency COMCO Southeast Asia.

Camp COMCO won Excellence Awards in Internal Communication for “Camp COMCO House Wars – The Force of Learning in New PR and Smart Social” and “Igniting the Alumni Culture – The Camp COMCO Alumni Society”. It also bagged the Excellence Award in Communication Training and Education for Camp COMCO House Wars and Merit Award in Internal Communication for “Celebrating the Alumni Culture – The Camp COMCO Alumni Society Unity Games”. Ultimately, Camp COMCO earned one of the highest honors in Quill Awards as it received the finalist citation for the much-coveted Top Award in Communication Training and Education. Launched in 2016, Camp COMCO Mentorship Program also won the 2019 IABC Quill Award of Excellence in Communications Training and Education and the 2019 Gold Anvil Award in Specialized Public Relations Program.

Shriektober Bring The Scares With Special Halloween Episodes And Movies On Cartoon Network And HBO GO

Shriektober has arrived! Kids of all ages can enjoy some of the best tricks and treats on Cartoon Network and HBO GO from October 22 all the way to Halloween on October 31.

But that’s not all! Because on October 29 to 31, Cartoon Network goes all-out by transforming into the ultimate Halloween viewing destination with fresh and scary episodes of beloved shows, and the premiere of a spooky new movie – Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! on October 29. 

Ready the candy and brace for the chaos that comes with Cartoon Network’s must-see Halloween event! From new shows to delight younger kids, to movies the whole family can enjoy, check out some of the hair-raising and spine-tingling episodes coming to Cartoon Network.

EU invites Filipino students to the first hybrid European Higher Education Fair

Convinced that excellence and knowledge know no boundaries, the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines brings you the first hybrid European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) on 18 to 19 November, 2022 at the Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong and at www.ehefphilippines.com.

The Fair is organized by the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, together with EU Member States’ Embassies, education services and Institutes and in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education, and supported by media partners Adobo Magazine, CNN Philippines, INQPOP!, iOrbit News, SEA Wave, The Philippine Business and News, and WheninManila.com.


Nearly 50 Years After Elton John’s Legendary Performance at Dodger Stadium, The Live Music Event Special from Disney Branded Television Will Serve as Prelude to the Recently Announced 2023 Disney Original Documentary 

‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years That Made His Legend,’ from Directors RJ Cutler and David Furnish

Live Special Produced by Fulwell 73 Productions (Team behind the EmmyÒ-winning ‘Adele: One Night Only,’ GRAMMYS®) and Rocket Entertainment

On 25 October, exactly 47 years ago, Elton John’s legendary performance at Dodger Stadium launched him into global stardom, and next month, he will come full circle, returning to Dodger Stadium to grace us with his final North American show. Exclusively streamed live on Disney+ on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, “Elton John Live: Farewell from Dodger Stadium” is a once-in-a-lifetime live, global original concert event that offers fans from around the world a front-row seat to witness the groundbreaking magic of the Rocket Man back at Dodger Stadium. 

MPIC Launched mWell That Sets Fully Integrated Digital Health Platform

Well-being and other healthcare concerns is going digital for more people in the country which gives more access for medical support in the accessible ways and Metro Pacific Investments Corporation's (MPIC) health app mWell leads in the innovation of digital healthcare as the Philippines’ first fully integrated health app at the forefront of innovation anchored on good health and well-being.

In an event dubbed as PH1 hosted by no less than beauty queen, TV personality and youth advocate Catriona Gray, mWell celebrated the many firsts in a little over a year of its pilot launch and announced other pioneering efforts that help redefine not only telemedicine but the entire healthcare landscape.

More Shared Miles, More Shared Smiles this October with Toyota’s Deals

It’s all smiles and more miles for Toyota customers as Toyota Motor Philippines unveils spectacular promotions across its lineup of units this October. Get first dibs on Toyota’s many deals available across its nationwide dealer network until October 31, 2022.

Brand-new Toyota for All with Pay Low, Pay Light, or Savings Deals

Share more smiles on the road with the Toyota Innova! Get the J Dsl M/T variant at PHP12,787 per month with the Pay Light option (low monthly plans, 50% down payment, 60 months to pay). Customers can also opt to get the J Dsl M/T variant at PHP178,650 down payment only with the Pay Low option (all-in cash out with down payment as low as 15%, free 1-year insurance and 3-year LTO registration, and no chattel mortgage at 60 months to pay). Those who purchase in cash can also get up to PHP20,000 in savings for the E A/T and M/T variants.

GoTyme Bank is Here To Bring Better Financial Solutions for Filipinos

“Phygital” model ensures better access to basic and next-level banking services

#itsGoTyme as the Gokongwei Group partners with Singapore-based Tyme Group to launch financial solutions that are designed to offer Filipinos with a high-quality banking experience. GoTyme Bank combines a high-tech with a high-touch approach to bring financial solutions closer to more Filipinos. The GoTyme Bank “phygital” model, which combines physical touchpoints such as kiosks and bank ambassadors with secure digital transactions will help more Filipinos reach their full financial potential.

Ian Veneracion marks 40 years in the industry via Studio Three-Sixty action series ‘One Good Day’

In celebration of his 40 years in showbiz, Ian Veneracion is set to headline the star-studded action series “One Good Day.”

Time and time again, Ian Veneracion continuously proves he is one of the most brilliant and established artists the country has ever produced. Started out his impressive showbiz career as a child and teen actor, Ian at some point eventually became a sought-after action star in the ‘90s and early 2000s with movies such as “Zaldong Tisoy,” “Halang Ang Bituka,” “Sgt. Bobby Aguilar: Isa Lang Ang Buhay Mo,” “Ben Balasador: Akin ang Huling Alas,” “Bastardo,” “Armadong Hudas” and “Totoy Hitman,” among many others.

Denzel Washington's "The Equalizer 3" Starts Filming in Italy

(L to R) Gaia Scodelario, Denzel Washington,
 Dakota Fanning

Denzel Washington and Director Antoine Fuqua are back for “The Equalizer 3,” joined by Dakota Fanning and Gaia Scodellaro. Now in production on the Amalfi Coast, Italy.

Columbia Pictures and Escape Artists has commenced filming on The Equalizer 3 - the third Robert McCall action thriller film, written by Richard Wenk, based on the television series created by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim.

The Equalizer 3 is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Connect with the hashtag #TheEqualizer3

#ComebackIsReal: ESGS, PH’s premier gaming convention, returns on ground with Globe and Riot Games

#ComebackIsReal as the Esports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2022 is finally coming back on-ground in a jampacked three-day super event with gaming gear, activities, prizes and surprises!

This year’s ESGS will be held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City from October 28 to 30, returning from the online space. For two years, ESGS was held virtually, keeping patrons engaged as #GamingNeverStops and #GamingIsLife.

On the gaming convention’s much-awaited comeback, ESGS announces its partnership and collaboration with two of the most dynamic and innovative brands in gaming today, Globe and Riot Games, marking exciting firsts in ESGS history. 

Khalid drops futuristic music video of new song “Satellite”

Multiplatinum-selling global superstar Khalid releases his new single “Satellite” along with the music video via Right Hand Music Group/ RCA Records. Driven by Khalid’s melodic vocals, the vibrant pop production comes to life in the shimmering futuristic visual directed by Levi Turner. 

“Satellite is a visual portrait of my growth as a human being & the self-love journey I have experienced in my life,” said Khalid.

The video sees Khalid embracing a futuristic world, being one with the planets and other incredible advancements.

Toyota Motor Philippines rolls out improvements to current Hilux line

Leading mobility company Toyota Motor Philippines introduced its latest product improvements to country’s best-selling pickup brand, the Toyota Hilux.

With its added exterior, safety, and convenience features, the Toyota Hilux currently available in the market is not only here to conquer tougher roads but to be the efficient livelihood partner for business owners.

The 2022 Hilux G upgrades its exterior and now comes with Tailgate Assist and Bedliner – features that are previously available only to the GR Sport (GR-S) and Conquest variants. The Hilux’ Quality, Durability, and Reliability (QDR) gets stronger than ever with convenience upgrades. Both Hilux GR-S and Conquest are now equipped with Cruise Control Steering Switch and Lane Departure Alert Steering Switch to help you take on tougher roads with much ease. Additionally, the Hilux GR-S now has a Rear A/C Vent to make your drive more comfortable than ever.

Darren Espanto Covers "Top of the World" for "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile"

Columbia Pictures has just unveiled the video of Asia’s Pop Heartthrob Darren Espanto covering Shawn Mendes' Top of the World from Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile. The video is a collaboration with UMUSIC PH to celebrate the release of the movie and the original motion picture soundtrack featuring Shawn Mendes.

Top of the World is one of the original songs from the musical comedy with Mendes as the singing voice of Lyle, the croc with a heart of gold.

Espanto said he “had so much fun” shooting the video and invited fans to sing along, and go on top of the world too.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is now showing in cinemas across the Philippines.

DISNEY+ WIll Be Available In The Philippines Starting November 17

Consumers in the Philippines will be able to access an exciting library of global and regional content from Disney’s iconic brands – Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star 

Disney+ Originals and Exclusives include ‘WandaVision’, ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’, ‘Moon Knight’ and ‘Loki’, along with Star content, featuring global general entertainment, as well as Korean content such as ‘Snowdrop’ and ‘BTS: PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE – LA’

5 Seconds Of Summer Release Highly Anticipated Fifth Studio Album ‘’5SOS5’’ And New Single ‘’BAD OMENS’’

“5SOS5 … sees the Aussie four-piece delving deeper into reflective lyricism and continuing to diversify their sound.” – Alternative Press

“5 Seconds of Summer are gifted musicians who have flourished in their versatility … The band’s desire for creative independence has become more vivid with every record.”

– Rolling Stone (Australia)

“With their fifth studi

o album ‘5SOS5,’ the chart-topping Australian four-piece has learned to take a breath.” – SPIN

Today, multi-platinum selling pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer release their highly anticipated fifth studio album, 5SOS5 – listen HERE. With 5SOS5, the band has ascended to the next level musically. The 19-track album showcases the band’s multi-faceted artistry and growth over their 10-year career, highlighting their dynamic pop-punk sound paired with reflective and intimate lyrics, with the majority of the new album written by the band and Michael Clifford leading on production.

WIDE International Announces Newest AROMAGICARE Endorser Park Eun-Bin

WIDE International Strategic Experts Co. (WIDE International) aims to empower its marketing and brand awareness campaigns further this year. And one power move is jumping on the latest trends in pop culture by unveling its newest and first-ever Korean endorser, actress Park Eun-Bin for AROMAGICARE.

Founder and CEO, Ms. April Martin believes that having the K-Drama star can effectively attract potential customers and product enjoyers of different ages. “Since we’re committed to create a healthy and wealthy community, we think that tapping the ever talented and cheerful actress is a good move to present our brand to people from all walks of life,” she said.

Meanwhile, since her popularity here in the Philippines continues to rise, making Eun-Bin the first-ever Korean brand ambassador for AROMAGICARE is “The Extraordinary” partnership that they shouldn’t really miss this year.

Founder and President, Ms. Pauline Publico shares, “We would really love to have the adorable Park Eun-Bin on board. Making her the face of AROMAGICARE can positively give the brand its well-deserved boost in popularity because we really want to take things to the next level this 2022! We are lucky to have someone well-admired as her right now.”

SPARK! partners with Sony Music Entertainment Philippines to empower young women and girls

SPARK! Philippines will receive funding from Sony Music’s Global Social Justice Fund to accelerate young women’s rights advocacy through music and film   

Photo from left to right: Prerna Suri, VP, Communications, Asia & Middle East, SME; Hans Kevin Madanguit, Senior Program Manager, SPARK! Philippines; Shridhar Subramaniam, President, Corporate Strategy & Market Development, Asia & Middle East, SME; Maica Teves, Executive Director, SPARK! Philippines; Roslyn Pineda, GM, Philippines, SME; and Andrew Smith, EVP & CFO, Asia & Middle East, SME

Drag Playhouse PH honors Beyonce’s Renaissance with culture-defining themed show

The Category is… A night of a thousand Beyoncé.

Drag Playhouse Philippines recently celebrated the music of Beyoncé through a thematic show that further highlights the megastar’s enormous contribution to queer pop culture.

Aptly titled HOUSE 628 LIVE: THE RENAISSANCE BALL, the event provided an outlet for the queens of Drag Playhouse Philippines to express themselves freely without judgment, while sashaying to Beyoncé’s club-thumping 2022 album, Renaissance, and classic hits.

OPPO unveils the A77s, A17, and A17k

The latest value for money, all-around devices showcase enduring quality, stylish looks, and powerful features for your everyday use

As OPPO remains committed to providing Filipinos with a broad range of smartphones that cater to different lifestyles, the global smart device brand launches its three newest additions to the A Series -- the OPPO A77s, OPPO A17, and OPPO A17k.

With the arrival of these new devices, the A Series now offers more choices to fit varying budgets. For individuals who want to invest in their everyday driver, they can choose the #AbsolutelyStylishandPowerful OPPO A77s, while those with a limited budget can opt for the OPPO A17 and OPPO A17k as #ItsAllYouNeed to cover essential smartphone uses. 

Experience the unseen at SM Southmall’s The Blackout Zone

SM Cares recently launched its first-ever immersive exhibit that aims to promote blind awareness, The Blackout Zone, as part of its goal of creating a welcoming and caring environment for persons with disabilities, including the blind and the visually impaired, in all of its developments. The launch was held last October 6 at SM Southmall in Las Pinas City.

“On October 13 we will be celebrating World Sight Day, which focuses on global attention on vision impairement, including blindness With SM Cares, and through your help, we want to create a different kind of exhibit called The Blackout Zone. Through this, we will be able to experience the daily challenges of our fellow Filipinos who are visually impaired. This will allow us to broaden our knowledge on how we can help create an inclusive environment for them,” said Engr. Bien C. Mateo, senior vice president of SM Supermalls and program director of SM Cares Committee on Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). 

WATCH: The Medical City shows what it means to be a partner in health and in sickness

What makes an ideal life partner? Some say that a partner should be kind and caring, helping you through tough times while celebrating the high moments with you. Others say that a lasting partnership is built on a foundation of open communication, trust, and respect. With a reliable partner by one’s side, one can truly live life to the fullest and face any challenge with the assurance that someone will be there to take care of them.

The Medical City (TMC), the largest healthcare network in the Philippines, recently launched a campaign honoring these ideal partners which symbolize its brand philosophy “Where Patients are Partners”. This means that in TMC, the patient is viewed not merely as a problem to be solved, but as a partner in his or her own health.

Ne-Yo Live In Concert Coming To Manila January 2023

Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B superstar and iconic songwriter NE-YO is coming to Manila for his 'Live in Concert' tour on January 23, 2023 at the Araneta Coliseum, where he will perform classics along with new music. Presented by Wilbros Live. Tickets will go on-sale on October 15 via TicketNet.com.ph and TicketNet outlets nationwide.

NE-YO recently released his long-awaited, eighth studio album, Self Explanatory, which includes collaborations with Yung Bleu, Jeremih, Trippie Redd and Zae France along with standout singles such as “You Got The Body,” “Stay Down,” “Don’t Love Me,” and more.

Over the course of his illustrious career, NE-YO has sold a cumulative 20+ million adjusted albums worldwide. His first single, 2005’s “So Sick,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified quadruple-platinum. Since then, he has racked up a collection of hit singles – including “Sexy Love,” “Closer,” “Because of You,” “Miss Independent” and “Push Back” featuring Bebe Rexha and Stefflon Don. 

Reload your beep™ via ShopeePay

MORE WAYS TO LOAD. beep™ gives cardholders more ways to top up with its newest digital banking and e-wallet partner Shopee through its ShopeePay wallet feature. Present in the signing ceremony are Martin Yu, Director of Shopee Philippines; Jonathan Juan Moreno, President & CEO of AF Payments Inc.; and Sharon Fong, Chief Commercial Officer of AF Payments Inc.

beep™ operator AF Payments Inc. is bringing commuters another option to top up their card with its newest e-wallet partner ShopeePay. By using ShopeePay for beep transactions, users can enjoy the convenience of reloading in a few taps and even earn cashbacks during special promotions.

Singaporean-Filipino pop star Ysa Yaneza releases music video for her new single “1Nightwitu”

Singaporean-Filipino singer-songwriter Ysa Yaneza has released the music video for her new single “1Nightwitu.” 

Helmed by new filmmaker Jaig D. Guzman, the visuals showcase the R&B/electro-pop artist having the time of her life with friends and a guy she just met in the club.

“For this music video, I was drawn to earthy tones, giving those late Y2K vibes,” says the indie pop star.  “What the director brought was kind of a modern twist to all of these nostalgic inspo that I had. I wanted the music video to really convey female empowerment.”

Nicole Laurel Set To Launch 'Bawal'


“Minsan nababaliw, 

Kadalasan ay lasing

Ayaw tanggapin

Na hindi ka nga akin.”

So, what’s it all worth?— does the poisoned vine indeed breed finer wine? — is this thing we “love” even worth fighting for? Perhaps if it was so “bawal” then maybe it wasn’t borne out of love at all… 

Bakit nga ba masarap kapag bawal?

It had been a little while since noted multi-talented Nicole Laurel got back in the recording cycle. She didn’t stop writing new songs. In fact, there are dozens in progress. For this upcoming single 'BAWAL,' she collaborated with a co-musician she had met nearly 9 years ago but never really had the opportunity to write with— guitarist/ multi-instrumentalist Gabe Dandan. During an impromptu jam, he put down the guitar and began playing keys. Nicole began humminhinstantaneous melody and lyrics— the initial songwriting for “Bawal” was done in about 30 minutes.

Get Ready To Explore Hong Kong With "The Marvels in Hong Kong" Roving Exhibition

Now that many are traveling outside the country, one of the destinations that many would like to go to is Hong Kong which is known to be a favorite travel destination for many in Southeast Asia especially the Philippines. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is also celebrating their 25th anniversary along with the The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Jakarta (HKETO Jakarta), together with the Hong Kong Tourism Board wants to welcome guests with a showcase of exciting things about Hong Kong.

Obsessed With Korean Drama? Viu Original's K-Love Knows That Feeling!

It's undeniable that many are hooked with the K-Drama craze that has caused an emergence of demand for content, merchandise, and a lot of stuff by fans who can get enough of the stories which also many countries got hooked as well. With streaming services like Viu, K-Drama has a huge audience share and social impact. This situation made Viu look into the lives of fans and make it into an original show called K-Love.

The show is created by celebrated Hollywood producer Corinna Vistan, who previously worked at Marvel Studios as a Content Producer for theatrical releases and lent her expertise to record-setting blockbusters such as Avengers: Endgame and Ant-Man and the Wasp. It is directed by Bobby Yan, a seven-time Emmy-award winner.

Leah Halili teams up with The Ransom Collective girls on breezy pop track “Clear To Me”

Filipina singer-songwriter Leah Halili teams up with her fellow The Ransom Collective bandmates Lily and Muriel Gonzales on “Clear To Me,” a dreamy pop tune inspired by her relationship with now-husband, Nikee Banares. 

Produced by Carlos Castano, Halili’s new single captures the feeling of romantic affection and how it blooms into something more divine over time. Buoyed by breezy chords and delicate melodies, “Clear To Me” is a beguiling piece of work that was written from the four corners of her bedroom—about the same time her debut single “Fourth of July” was made.

KonsultaMD and National Bookstore partner for student health this back-to-school season

Leading telemedicine platform KonsultaMD and the country’s most beloved books and supplies retail chain National Book Store are all set to ensure that students are physically and mentally fit as they return to face-to-face classes.

For every minimum purchase of P299 at National Book Store, consumers can get a free one-month KonsultaMD health plan for up to five family members. This promo is available in over 214 NBS branches, as well as Art Bar and Kids Ink stores nationwide.

As a special offer, KonsultaMD is also giving away a complimentary Mental Health session with a licensed psychologist for every minimum purchase of P499 in any Art Bar branch. This intends to address mental health issues and burnout among students.

Filipino five-piece band Bajula blends ‘80s pop with sophisticated quietude on new single “One and Done”

The retro-infused track is produced by Ean Mayor of UDD and mixed/mastered by sound engineering extraordinaire Emil Dela Rosa

Filipino five-piece band Bajula revisits ‘80s pop music with retro-soul leanings on their new single “One and Done.”

Initially written by Jolo “Frazier” Juatco in his own bedroom with a stripped-down, electronic setup, the groovy track evolved sonically just when the former duo recruited three more members to join the band, and have the track rearranged with a fuller, more dynamic sound.

Sony Music Entertainment marks 25th anniversary of George Michael’s Older with a digitally remastered, expanded edition

The celebration also kicked off with a listening party and an exclusive screening of Freedom Uncut, a documentary about the late pop music icon

Sony Music Entertainment recently paid tribute to iconic superstar George Michael with a listening party featuring his re-released classic album Older and an exclusive premiere of Freedom Uncut—an acclaimed documentary that gives viewers a first-person account of his life as a pop legend, a music activist, and as a person coming to terms with love, sexuality, and celebrityhood.

Toyota enhances used vehicle program: “T-Sure, Toyota Quality Pre-owned Cars”

In response to the rising demand in reliable and flexible mobility options, leading mobility company Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) announced that it is further expanding the possibilities for its customers by strengthening its used vehicle program.

Now called “T-Sure, Toyota Quality Pre-owned Cars” (T-Sure), the program offers an alternative to consumers who are looking for worry-free car purchase options without compromising quality, value, safety, and excellent service.

Previously known as Toyota Certified Used Vehicle (TCUV), T-Sure will now be the brand that will be used in Toyota dealerships that will be offering quality used cars to their clientele.

TMP senior vice president for marketing Masatoshi Toiya explained the name change saying, “the “T” stands for Toyota and “Sure” denotes trustworthiness. This new brand name sends a strong message that customers can have peace of mind in transacting with a T-Sure dealer, whether he is trading in an old vehicle or buying a pre-owned car.”

Ward 448, Debunking the HIV Stigma, Sowing Compassion and Understanding, Giving Information

“WARD 448” a play written and directed by Rodel Mercado is a trilogy that presents the stories of individuals that have HIV virus affliction. The play depicts the fight-or-flight response of persons infected with this devastating and life-threatening disease and how discrimination, ignorance and the stigma exacerbate the predicament of the persons with HIV.

From the point of view and reportage of Jennylyn Braza, a news reporter with Karina Macaspac and Jenney Cañeja as alternates, the story of three (3) RITM in-patients who stay in the same ward will figure in their news story.

The headliners are Carla Mae, a mother of three with Anna Escobia and Justine Torralba as alternates; the men who have sex with other men group who work at BPO are VJ Mendoza, Kevin Posadas and Rey Correjado; and seasoned thespians Ronnie Martinez and Roeder Camanag who alternately portray Francis, a jaded drag performer. 

Jay Garche Gives Heart-Rending Stripped Back Version Of Hit Love Song “Mahal Na Mahal”

Jay Garche releases his own version of “Mahal Na Mahal”, the hit love song that made lots of hearts melt with its profoundly romantic lyrics. (WATCH OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO HERE)

The song, which was originally popularized by Archie D in 1991 revived its pop stardom when Sam Concepcion did his lovable rendition back in 2013 as part of his Infinite album under Universal Records. This 2022, you will surely love to hear Jay Garche’s own take of this song which features a simple yet compelling stripped-back piano arrangement. It injects such a bittersweet flavor to the already known love song.

The Voice Teens Season 2 runner-up turned UR artist already finished recording the song in August and believes that it’s perfect to release the song right away. He’s also set to unveil an official music video for “Mahal Na Mahal” later this year. It follows the release of his debut original single “Hayaan Lang” last June.

Don’t sleep on this version and stream it on your favorite digital streaming platforms!

Stream “Mahal Na Mahal”:

Spotify Lyric Video Audio Clip

Go Forth, Go Fortified with Poten-Cee Forte

Poten-Cee Forte inspires people to move forward, armed with longer-lasting protection in new campaign #IAmFortified 

As more people are on the go, trying to achieve their goals amidst this lingering pandemic, Poten-Cee Forte 1G advocates for fortified, longer-lasting immunity in its 2022 campaign #IamFortified 

Vitamin C Helps Boost Immunity 

By now, suffice it to say that awareness is high on how Vitamin C helps enhance the body’s natural defenses by supporting various functions of the immune system.¹ What’s helpful to know for people up and about is that some formulations can release Vitamin C gradually over time so that the body benefits more from the Vitamin C content over a longer period.

Canadian Manufacturing’s Annual Trade Show Returns with New Premium Bed Linen and Towel Collections

Canadian Manufacturing has launched their latest collection of bed linens and bath accessories during their 14th Annual Tradeshow at Sheraton Manila Hotel on September 13-15, 2022.

The leading manufacturer of luxury bed linens, pillows, and towels halted their annual trade show for two years due to mobility and safety restrictions in the country. Inspired by the success of their last exhibit in 2019, this year’s three-day trade show frontlined premium collections from two of Canadian Manufacturing collections: Lifestyle by Canadian and Modern Linens. 

Lifestyle by Canadian showcased its collections of bedsheet, pillow, towels, and accessories from its range of categories such as Cotton USA, Tencel, Sateen, and Pick N’ Go. Modern Linens also revealed its newest plain and printed bed linen collections.

"The Greatest Showman" Songwriters Create New Song for "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile"

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, songwriters of La La Land and The Greatest Showman, create new songs to help a singing crocodile express himself, in Columbia Pictures’ Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.  

Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, starring Academy Award® winner Javier Bardem, Constance Wu, and Shawn Mendes, is a live-action/CGI musical comedy that brings this beloved character to a new, global audience.

Watch the film’s trailer at https://youtu.be/w7JwkIr-Dtw

Pasek and Paul are among the most successful songwriters of their generation. They were immediately captured by the magic of the project and the fact that they felt it was perfect material for a musical.

NIKI Announces Upcoming Asian Tour of ‘The Nicole Tour’ 2022

Begins with highly anticipated hometown return to Jakarta on December 3 and first ever Asian solo performances in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei.

Concludes with just announced headline performance at Head in the Clouds Manila.

Jakarta-born, LA-based singer-songwriter, and producer NIKI announces the Asian dates of “The Nicole Tour”.  “The Nicole Tour” will be pulling up in Asia, heading to the city of Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Taipei. NIKI will also be headlining Head In The Clouds Jakarta and Manila. The tour will take place on:

“13th of September” Braces For 2nd International Performance at Theaterwelten Festival 2022, Germany

After its celebrated run in the 9th Festival International de Théâtre De Mont-Laurier in Quebec, Canada, “13th of September” is all set for yet another international show at the THEATERWELTEN 2022 on Saturday, 15 October 2022 at the Cultural Center Dieselstrasse in Esslingen, Germany, now with the support of the Philippine and German government, National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA) and Bund Deutscher Amateurtheater (BDAT). This opportunity and privilege to represent the Philippines fulfills one of the goals of BOGT Philippines to create and produce shows for international theater festivals.

“13th of September” is a Reimagination of Lanie Robertson’s “The Insanity of Mary Girard”, written and translated by playwright Eljay Castro Deldoc, directed by Riki Benedicto, with actors Marco Calilao, Norman Peñaflorida, and Lao Rodriguez who now takes the role of Mary Girard.

JayLo Conanan (Production Designer), Katreen Dela Cruz (Production and Stage Manager), Roldan Lozano (Lights Designer), and Ces Valera (Projection Designer) complete the delegation of 8 who will fly to Germany this October.

WIDE International Announces Newest AROMAGICARE Endorser Park Eun-Bin

WIDE International Strategic Experts Co. (WIDE International) aims to empower its marketing and brand awareness campaigns further this year. And one power move is jumping on the latest trends in pop culture by unveling its newest and first-ever Korean endorser, actress Park Eun-Bin for AROMAGICARE.

Founder and CEO, Ms. April Martin believes that having the K-Drama star can effectively attract potential customers and product enjoyers of different ages. “Since we’re committed to create a healthy and wealthy community, we think that tapping the ever talented and cheerful actress is a good move to present our brand to people from all walks of life,” she said.

Meanwhile, since her popularity here in the Philippines continues to rise, making Eun-Bin the first-ever Korean brand ambassador for AROMAGICARE is “The Extraordinary” partnership that they shouldn’t really miss this year.

Shopee sellers share the digital tools and features which help them thrive online

These Cebu entrepreneurs prove that digitizing their business is seamless with Shopee 

With its commitment to helping online businesses start, scale, and succeed, Shopee continuously innovates its platform to enable them to reach new customers and provide them with the tools needed in order to make their venture into e-commerce as seamless as possible– wherever they are in the Philippines.  

Driven by this goal, Shopee recently held the second iteration of the Shopee University Roadshow and Shopee Kumustahan in Mandaue City, Cebu—two events designed to support MSMEs through expert-led learning sessions, as well as discussions with Shopee sellers, who successfully grew their businesses on the platform. 

Charlie Puth's Anticipated Third Studio Album Out Now Via Atlantic Records

Release follows the announcement of the 'One Night Only' Tour Kicking Off In Red Bank, NJ On October 23rd.

Watch the new music video for "Loser" Here.

Today, GRAMMY-nominated and multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer, Charlie Puth, released his highly anticipated third studio album CHARLIE, via Atlantic Records. In this album, produced entirely by Puth, he reveals all sides of his personality by breaking every rule and expressing his vulnerability, confidence, and sense of humor for the first time in his career. CHARLIE is available to stream/download here.

The album is accompanied by his newest music video for “Loser.” Directed by Phillip R. Lopez, Puth takes on all the personas of an old Hollywood Western, until he’s pushed over the edge. Watch the video here.

Sony Music Entertainment Opens New Philippine Office

New headquarters located in Pasig City will be home to Sony Music Entertainment and label services company The Orchard to Continue Support of Local Artists and Repertoire

Sony Music Entertainment (SME) Philippines today announced the opening of its new office in Manila, to continue the Company’s business to discover and develop the next generation of Filipino artists.

Located in Pasig City, a major business, entertainment and cultural hub, the new Office will be the home for SME Philippines and The Orchard Philippines, housing specialists in A&R and digital marketing to support SME Philippine’s roster of more than 70 local artists, discover and develop up-and-coming musical talent, and promote music from the country.

Ultimate Guide to Maya's #1010MoneyDay

This 10.10, you don't have to choose between saving and spending because you can do both when you pay with Maya! 

We're sharing here the ULTIMATE GUIDE to Maya's #1010MoneyDay, with deals and prizes up to P20,000! If you need more info on a certain deal, you can also find it in the app - just tap Missions and it'll be waiting for you there.  

Singaporean-Filipino pop star Ysa Yaneza drops self-worth anthem “1Nightwithu”

The upbeat dance-pop track is produced by LA-based electronic artist Shubu, and mastered by Grammy-nominated sound engineer Stuart Hawkes

Singaporean-Filipino singer-songwriter Ysa Yaneza returns with an island-tinged, dance-pop track that evokes the days of Y2K aesthetics and frosty digital futurism.

Her new bop “1Nightwitu” celebrates women empowerment and encourages young ladies from varying cultures and upbringing to embrace their sexuality and value their self-worth. 

According to the indie pop star and social media influencer, the song is also about knowing one’s self, exuding confidence, and promoting self-love, especially in a time where modern society still puts a conflicting pressure on how women should carry themselves in public.

“I’m really glad that I’ve stepped up my game in terms of completely understanding my individuality and sense of self,” said the promising newcomer. “This energy somehow reflects my work, and I’m really proud of how it has honed my artistry and way of thinking on a musical and visual level.”

The upbeat jam is penned by Ysa Yaneza herself, and co-written/produced by LA-based artist Shubu, who has worked with international music acts such as  Paul Cherry, Anna Burch, and Dorian Electra. Grammy-nominated sound engineer Stuart Hawkes, who has shaped records by artists ranging from Charli XCX and Disclosure to Lorde and Mabel, also mastered the track, giving it a fuller, more intricate musical direction.

“For mastering, it was pretty last minute and I was so thankful that Stuart Hawkes was able to work on the track according to schedule,” the eclectic pop act shares. “I was looking up albums that I really liked from artists I would say influenced my sound and artistry, and that I wanted my songs and EP to have a similar sound direction, and I realized most of them had actually worked with Stuart Hawkes so it was a definite go for me.”

“1Nightwitu” is the official lead single of her upcoming self-titled EP, YSA, which follows journey towards heartbreak, reinvention and womanhood. Its accompanying music video, which was directed by Jaig D Guzman will be released on 04 October 2022.

Ysa will also be embarking on a Manila Press Tour this Nov 2022 to promote the EP. Aside from music, Ysa has garnered over 32,200 followers on TikTok with her original skits, style and personality.

“1Nightwitu” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide.

LOOK: These Universal Records Artists Are Nominated in The 35th Awit Awards!

The 35th Awit Awards recently announced the list of nominees and a good number of talented artists and releases under Universal Records Philippines received respective nominations in various categories.

This year, the music recognition show teamed up with Philippine Association of Recording Industries (PARI) along with popular music brand MYX to present this year’s nominees last September 23, 2022.

UR artists who got nominated include Christian Bautista for Best Song Written for a Movie/TV/Stage Play (“Tuloy Ka Lang”), Shanti Dope for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Recording (“Ikaw” feat. Pino G & Jobe Nkemakolam and “Peekaboo” feat. Skinny G.), and Ice Seguerra for Best Traditional/Contemporary Folk Recording (“Wag Kang Aalis”)

From Reel to Real Stardom

John Fedellaga, Katkat Manimtim, and Rayt Carreon want you to be the next ‘Reelstars’

Cignal Entertainment, TV5 team up with Meta to launch ‘Reelverse’ project 

See personalities that you admire on your Facebook and Instagram reels? What if we tell you that you can be a “Reelstar” yourself?

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, is collaborating with Cignal Entertainment and TV5 for an exciting digital entertainment project, Reelverse. This encourages the use of Meta’s Reels feature as an avenue for groundbreaking content that transcends genres, age groups, and interests.

Reelverse is an online influencer-driven initiative that consists of two phases - Reelstars, a star search, and Reelserye, a web series that will feature the winners.

Music Superstar Shawn Mendes Lends Voice to "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile"

Shawn Mendes, superstar recording artist and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, brings Lyle, the singing crocodile to vocal life, in Columbia Pictures’ new musical comedy Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile (in Philippine cinemas October 12).

Watch the vignette “Voicing Lyle” at https://youtu.be/LqBRYKKPQjA

Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a live-action / CGI musical comedy that brings this beloved character to a new, global audience.

Mendes describes Lyle as a character driven by love. “He just wants to have a family, a home, and feel connected to people,” says Mendes, “and love is the reason I sing, too – I sing when I feel comfortable, when I feel accepted. I relate to him a lot.”

Abante Teletabloid launches new newscast and public service programs

Abante Teletabloid continues to reinvent itself with the digital evolution as the leading tabloid in the Philippines to further provide news to more Filipinos in and outside the country.

Stating October 10, 2022, two new shows are launched by the tabloid trailblazer in its online platforms. One of which is Abante Teletabloid, the first tabloid newscast in the country.

It airs from 6AM to 7AM from Monday to Friday at the Abante website, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok accounts.

The multimedia icon Mr. Fu will anchor the program and it is expected that his unique personality would make it more interesting with his unconventional format for the show.

Abante Teletabloid you can watch the latest news in the country and the whole world including political, provincial, business and sports news. It also features crime, entertainment, and other human-interest stories.