ASUS celebrates 2.2 no. 1 OLED Festival with up to 10% OFF on Vivobook and Zenbook devices

From January 28 to February 5, ASUS fans can win a Vivobook 13 Slate OLED by purchasing any ASUS OLED laptops during the promo period

Kickstart your year and enjoy big discounts this upcoming 2.2 no. 1 OLED Festival sale from the leading laptop brand in the Philippines, ASUS. Enjoy free shipping nationwide and get a chance to win a Vivobook laptop when you purchase any ASUS OLED laptops through the ASUS Official Store on Shopee and Lazada from January 28 to February 5, 2023 only. The lucky winner will be announced on February 10 through the official Facebook page of ASUS Philippines. 

Set the tone early for a bright and successful year ahead

 

Answer the questions Uso Pa Ba ang New Year's Resolution? with DJ Chacha and Sam YG, and be empowered about moving at your own pace because really, life’s not a race. Or, if resolutions aren’t for you, Bianca Gonzales’ “What's Your Theme For 2023? shares tips on building a theme for yourself.

Will Dasovich’s My 5 core goals for 2023, Inka Magnaye’s New Year's Resolution, as well as Nana Silayro’s New Year, New Me! Talaga ba? guides listeners on actionable steps towards achieving their goals. Remember, no resolution is big or small; they're all just as important as the other. 

The Philippine’s Largest Music Festival Is Returning To Clark This April 2023!

After the massive success of the inaugural Clark Aurora Music Festival last June 2022 that gathered more than 150,000 attendees, the Philippines’ largest music festival is bringing back its magic this year.

Looking to escape the summer heat while still enjoying a wonderful festival? EP!C Events is once again ready to bring you the BIGGEST names in the OPM scene, giving you nothing but awesome live music, breathtaking views, and sheer excitement.

The Clark Aurora Music Festival this coming April 15 and 16 2023 promises to be even more spectacular than ever. This year’s lineup consists of a combination of various genres, from rising stars to the most sought-after artists of today - Ben&Ben, December Avenue, Arthur Nery, Adie, MRLD, Lola Amour. 

Moreover, Ely Buendia, Parokya ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Silent Sanctuary, and Mayonnaise are also expected to join the fun and bring superb and high-caliber music festival experience like no other.

Kai Buizon marks official debut with intricate folk-pop single “The Meadow”

The promising newcomer’s new track is written by Buizon herself, and produced by Gabba Santiago and One Click Straight’s Tim Marquez

Filipina singer-songwriter Kai Buizon marks her official arrival in the local music scene with the release of “The Meadow,” her debut single under Sony Music Entertainment.

Her folk-pop track brings to mind the picturesque view of the countryside, with soothing vocals that thrive within the realm of summer nostalgia and first love.

Disney+ Announces Feb 1 Streaming Debut of Marvel Studios' "BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER”

Disney+ rang in the New Year with fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, announcing the Feb. 1 streaming debut of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Key art and a new TV spot are now available to download and share.

In anticipation of the film’s upcoming streaming debut, Proximity Media, in collaboration with Marvel Studios and Marvel Entertainment, released “Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast.” Audiences are invited to listen and learn about the exciting and emotional journey to make the film over the course of six episodes. The first episode is out now on the “Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast” feed, available on all major podcast platforms and at ProximityMedia.com. Five additional episodes will be available weekly beginning Jan. 18. 

In Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, will be available on Disney+ starting February 1. 

Toyota Motor Philippines all out support for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 and Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is welcoming a key partner that will help move them forward in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 journey.

Toyota Motor Philippines is taking part in this year’s FIBA Basketball World Cup as a local major sponsor. In line with that, it has also entered into a partnership with the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) and Gilas Pilipinas as well.

“It is with great appreciation and warmth that we welcome Toyota Motor Philippines to the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 family,” said SBP Chairman Emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan.

"Magic Mike's Last Dance" Reunites OG Team for Trilogy's Finale

Ten years after “Magic Mike” surprised audiences, star Channing Tatum and the original filmmaking team have reunited—this time in Miami and London—to catch up with Mike Lane in “Magic Mike’s Last Dance.”  Director Steven Soderbergh is back at the helm, with producer and writer Reid Carolin returning to pen the script, which introduces a steamy new love interest for Mike, played by Salma Hayek Pinault.

Watch the film’s London Featurette at https://youtu.be/kx1qrv-6jIg

The story finds Mike in Miami at loose ends and with empty pockets, having closed his furniture business.  Taking bartending gigs, however, proves fortuitous when he meets a mysterious woman, Maxandra Mendoza, who, after a night of getting to know each other, presents Mike with an opportunity he can’t refuse—one that could change him, and his life, forever.

Brad Pitt, a Silent Movie Star at the Top of His Game in "Babylon"

Academy Award-winner Brad Pitt stars as Jack Conrad, a silver screen icon navigating the tumultuous transformation of cinema in Paramount Pictures’ critically acclaimed epic, Babylon. A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, the film traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood. 

Watch the film’s “Jack Conrad” featurette at https://youtu.be/9pxIoeQuqJM

“Brad’s one of the few people today where you get some sense of what the old school movie star really might’ve been like,” says Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle (La La Land, First Man). “That sort of larger-than-life aura that a star of that time could exude seemingly effortlessly. That’s the thing with Brad, especially at this point in his career. You don’t see the work… it’s completely invisible and effortless. That’s part of what’s so magical about it.”

Grand Finale of Prime Video's Drag Den with Manila Luzon Happening Tonight!

It's another milestone in Philippine Drag scene as the homegrown original drag show, Drag Den with Manila Luzon is now on its finale episode tonight to crown the first Drag Supreme of the country. Streaming on Prime Video, Drag Den featured 8 drag queens who has shown their best outfit, make up, wigs, and all other accessories to battle it out to be the champion in their weekly themes.

Directed by Rod Singh and hosted by Manila Luzon, the show aims to bring Pinoy Drag on a whole new level yet also keeping Pinoy elements making it unique from other drag shows. For this season the competing queens are  OA, Aries Night, Barbie-Q, Pura Luka Vega, Lady Gagita, Maria Cristina, NAIA, and Shewarma. The final episode will also be streamed on Prime Video in the Philippines at 7 pm PHT on January 26. 

No less than “Drag Lord” Manila Luzon is set to host the event that will see the top three contestants— NAIA, Shewarma, Maria Cristina— compete for the title of “Drag Supreme”. Fan favorites “Drag Dealer” Nicole Cordoves, and “Drag Runner” Sassa Gurl also add spice and fun in every episode up to the coronation night.

Series creator and director Rod Singh could not express her gratitude enough for fans of Drag Den with Manila Luzon. “For an inaugural season of a new show with a unique format, their level of support was way beyond our expectations. Aside from watching the show on Prime Video, these fans also watch our viewing parties. They send tips and gifts to our queens,” said Rod Singh.

Enter a new phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Buy your advance tickets now for Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania”

Enter the dangerous and mysterious Quantum Realm, and push the limits of time and space in Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania”, showing in Philippine cinemas nationwide in three weeks, starting on February 15. Grab your advanced tickets now and watch the newest chapter of the Ant-Man saga unfold.

The film is the third installment of the Ant-Man movie franchise and the first film of Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 5. After rescuing Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer) in the previous movie, superheroes Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) continue their adventures as Ant-Man and The Wasp. Together with Janet, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and Scott's daughter Cassie Lang (Kathryn Newton), they explore the Quantum Realm once more.

Upon entering the Realm, they encounter a bizarre new world with unique creatures and meet Kang the Conqueror (Jonathan Majors). With Kang giving Scott an offer that’s difficult to refuse, he and the rest of the group have to push their limits and have the strength to face all of the threats in the Quantum Realm, and maybe even Kang himself. Can they safely make it out of the Quantum Realm and stop Kang from reaching his goals?

Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz Drop Swoon-Worthy Version Of “Pag-ibig Na Kaya”!

Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz are taking their electric chemistry to the next level with the much-anticipated release of “Pag-ibig Na Kaya”, their first-ever official collaboration under Universal Records. 

This fresh musical team up of JulieVer is a remake of the popular mid 2000s love song, originally performed by Christian Bautista and Rachelle Ann Go. It also once served as the official soundtrack of Korean drama series Princess Hours when it was aired here as a primetime show in the Philippines.

They’ve been doing and posting fun and super sweet song covers online for a while now, and had a very successful JULIEVERSE Concert last year so this beautiful love ballad effortlessly demonstrates both Julie Anne and Rayver’s vocal chops. It just proves that these two stars and now real-life couple don’t just look good together, their commanding harmony builds an irresistible sound that makes this rendition so good and genuinely appealing to hear.

Daebak! Watch Out For Korean Singer JAYDEN As He Joins JulieVer’s ‘Pag-ibig Na Kaya’ Mini-Series!

Universal Records recently announced a very exciting new mini-series called Pag-ibig Na Kaya in support of the much-anticipated release of Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz’s remake of the known mid 2000s love song.

While the JulieVer couple is set to top-bill this project, they will also be joined by two Korean talents, one is the previously announced actor Kim Won-shik who appeared on dramas True Beauty and Alchemy of Souls Season 1, the other one is a dashing idol who has a knack for singing beautiful tunes.

Everyone, meet JAYDEN.

Yoon Jay-den (윤제이든) is a South Korean-German singer under PARKYOON Entertainment. He’s fluent in English and is actually a pre-debut member of the group DS BOYS (now known as LUMINOUS)

JAYDEN eventually became a soloist and made his debut in July 2021 with his single “26”, followed by “SEE U AGAIN” Meanwhile, his latest release “Don’t Leave Me” which came out September last year now has almost 100,000 streams on Spotify.

Jarlo Bâse refuses to adhere to conventions on haunting, genre-defying track “O Sana, Hosanna”

The talented singer-songwriter/producer is set to launch his first single of the year at Social House on January 20, 2023

Filipino artist Jarlo Bâse deftly incorporates contemporary pop, R&B, gospel, and alternative music influences with haunting soundscapes on his new single “O Sana, Hosanna”—out today via Sony Music Entertainment.

The song draws listeners to its emotionally powerful narrative while making great strides in terms of songwriting and production.

According to the talented music act, the concept of his new track came from his filmmaker/choreographer friend Jobert Lachica, who pitched a story about the cycle of abuse and being abused, or, in the words of Charles Eads, the theme surrounding the phrase “hurt people hurt people.”

“So, from there, I thought of sharing the perspective of someone who is going through a dark phase in his/her/their life, and what it might feel like to constantly have an ongoing battle with one’s self,” Jarlo explains. “As someone who has experienced anxiety and had to overcome a depressive phase in my life, I had to channel these thoughts and feelings in my writing, while reliving those moments in my head. It’s a pretty dark way to write a song, but somehow it felt therapeutic knowing that there is a way out of this darkness.” 

Ultra Tough Smartphone HONOR X9a 5G Now Available!

HONOR Brand Marketing Manager Joepy Libo-on,
Vice President Stephen Cheng, Country Manager Sean Yuan,
GTM Manager Steven Yan, PR Manager
Pao Oga with HONOR stars
You might have seen in social media the crazy drop tests made by bloggers and other content creators making insane drop test and durability stunts using the new HONOR X9a 5G. And to make things official, they launched the smartphone also showcasing its premium OLED curved screen and reliable 2-day battery life.

The NEW HONOR X9a 5G has been tested on several occasions during its official launch on January 19, 2023. Celebrities, guests from the media, and partners have been gathered in an overnight event at Taal Vista Hotel Tagaytay to experience the toughness of the new HONOR X9a 5G.

TBA Studios brings Brendan Fraser’s comeback movie “The Whale” to Philippine cinemas

The highly anticipated and much talked-about drama, “The Whale” starring Brendan Fraser, is coming to the Philippines this February 22.

Academy Award-winning director, Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”, “Mother!”), helms what critics have touted as Fraser’s “triumphant comeback”.

The actor, who’s known for his leading man roles in films like “Bedazzled”, “George of the Jungle”, and the mega blockbuster franchise “The Mummy”, took over a decade of break before returning to the big screen.

Fraser’s portrayal of a reclusive English teacher who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter has since earned him nominations in the Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards to name a few, and the top bet to win the Academy Awards for Best Actor.

“The Whale” is based on the acclaimed play by Samuel D. Hunter. It also stars Sadie Sink (“Stranger Things”) and Hong Chau (“The Menu”), who also received a Best Supporting Actress nod from major award-giving bodies for her role in the film.

BRIA Homes and the Year That Was

BRIA Homes made the year 2022
a banner year for the company.

In the Philippines and elsewhere in the world, each new calendar year brings fresh resolve to make worthwhile changes in life—from upgrading one’s domicile to recharging career goals. These were sectors in which top-tier residential property developer BRIA Homes excelled, making the year 2022 a banner year for the company.

To start with, it was the year when BRIA further affirmed its status as the most trusted provider of affordable homes in the Philippines. At no time was this more evident than when BRIA was on a roll, building comfortable, well-designed housing units in multiple projects nationwide, while making homeownership more accessible for the average Filipino.

Barbie Almalbis, Mark Escueta, Pochoy Labog and Jarlo Bâse team up for inspiring powerhouse track “PIRASO”

The star-studded tune emphasizes the importance of faith during trying times

Alt-rock icon Barbie Almalbis, Rivermaya lead singer/drummer Mark Escueta, Dicta License vocalist Pochoy Labog, and fast-rising singer-songwriter/producer Jarlo Bâse have collaborated on a soulful track that unfolds with tenderness and power in equal measure.

Released under WATERWALK RECORDS, “PIRASO” tackles the journey of healing and spirituality amidst the crippling fear of uncertainty that all four artists have personally experienced in recent years. The song not only articulates the collective frustrations and sacrifices that people have to go through in order to cope with depression caused by the pandemic, but also reveals how faith has become a source of comfort and strength during trying times. 

The Killer Has Something Different in the New "Scream VI" Trailer

This is unlike any other Ghostface. Watch the NEW trailer for Paramount Pictures’ Scream VI, in Philippine theaters March 8, 2023.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/aN_yoa9CrQE

Facebook: https://facebook.com/watch/?v=666634215149492&ref=sharing

About Scream VI

Following the latest Ghostface killings, the four survivors leave Woodsboro behind and start a fresh chapter. In Scream VI, Melissa Barrera (“Sam Carpenter”), Jasmin Savoy Brown (“Mindy Meeks-Martin”), Mason Gooding (“Chad Meeks-Martin”), Jenna Ortega (“Tara Carpenter”), Hayden Panettiere (“Kirby Reed”) and Courteney Cox (“Gale Weathers”) return to their roles in the franchise alongside Jack Champion, Henry Czerny, Liana Liberato, Dermot Mulroney, Devyn Nekoda, Tony Revolori, Josh Segarra, and Samara Weaving.

Jumpstart your money goals this 2023

Commit to saving more with these exclusive deals from Maya
 
New year, new goals! We all want to live through the year in a financially secure position. If you’re looking for a way to jumpstart your money goals this 2023, fret not! Maya, your all-in-one digital bank, has got you covered.

Whether you are looking for ways to save on shopping, travel, boost your savings, or get your bills covered, Maya runs down tips and tricks to master your money and get you closer to your 2023 money goals!
 
Boost your savings

Grow your hard-earned savings with up to a massive 6% p.a. with Maya Savings for deposits up to P100,000. All you have to do is spend a total of PHP 250.00 on bills, load, or Maya payments (QR code, card, or online). In excess of P100,000, you also earn a base interest rate of 4.5% p.a on your deposits up to P5 million. You also get to watch your money grow as savings interests are credited to your account, daily!

Toyota PH continues to lead push to ‘Go Electrified’

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) kicked off 2023 with an electrified start with the first leg of its nationwide ‘Go Electrified with Toyota’ tour, happening January 19-22 at the Activity Center of Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa City.

As the leader of electrified mobility in the country, Toyota offers a wide variety of HEVs. Currently in the lineup are the Camry, Corolla Altis, Corolla Cross and RAV4 which will all be featured at the ‘Go Electrified’ activity. 

Aside from vehicle displays, guests of the electrified experiential booth will also get the chance to test drive the featured HEVs and learn more from TMP’s pool of electrified vehicle experts ready to answer any queries or clarifications the public may have about various electric car technologies. Prizes are also at stake for active participants of the various learning and immersion sessions.

Coachella live stream returns exclusively on YouTube

Watch the 2023 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival from anywhere in the world this April 14-16, and 21-23 as YouTube and Goldenvoice renew their partnership making YouTube the exclusive livestream and content platform for the festival.

“It’s an absolute honor to continue our partnership with Goldenvoice to bring the magic of Coachella to music fans around the world,” said Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music at YouTube. “Our shared passion for innovation and connecting artists with their fans through multiple formats is the foundation of this decade-plus partnership. Coachella reminds us of what’s fun and special about YouTube and every year leaves us more inspired for the next.”

YouTube has been the livestream partner of Coachella for 11 years running. The latest partnership gives YouTube exclusive live streaming rights until 2026.

"Barbie" Reveals Teaser Poster, Opens July 19 in PH

Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed the teaser poster of the highly awaited comedy “Barbie” from the Oscar-nominated director Greta Gerwig.  In 6 months, get ready for Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in “Barbie” -- only in cinemas July 19.

Watch the film’s trailer at https://youtu.be/KuoyHVe6QCU

About “Barbie”

Since the beginning of time, since the first little girl ever existed, there have been…dolls.  But the dolls were always and forever baby dolls.  Until… “Barbie.”

Directed by Greta Gerwig (“Little Women,” “Ladybird”), “Barbie” is written by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story”).  

Joining Robbie and Gosling in the cast are Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, Ncuti Gatwa, Issa Rae, Hari Nef, Michael Cera, Emma Mackey, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Rhea Perlman, Emerald Fennell, Sharon Rooney, Scott Evans, Ana Cruz Kayne, Connor Swindells, Ritu Arya, Jamie Demetriou and Marisa Abela.

Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #BarbieTheMovie

Photo & Video Credit: “Warner Bros. Pictures”

Margot Robbie, a Force of Disruption in "Babylon" (Opens Feb 1)

Two-time Oscar-nominee Margot Robbie plays Nellie LaRoy, an unknown actress who is trying to get her big break into show business, in Paramount Pictures’ critically acclaimed epic, Babylon. A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, the film traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood. 

Watch the film’s “Margot Robbie” featurette at https://youtu.be/qna6omwTBvQ

When Margot Robbie read the script for the first time, she says it was the strongest reaction she had ever had.  “My team was actually a little alarmed at my intensity,” says Robbie. “I was like, ‘I have to do it. This role is mine.’”

Unmissable Anime “TOKYO REVENGERS: CHRISTMAS SHOWDOWN ARC” is Now Available on Disney+

Disney+ jump-started a year of upcoming unforgettable releases with the long-awaited debut of Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc. 

An eagerly anticipated sequel, this exciting series invites viewers to follow former bad boy Takemichi as he uses his accidentally acquired powers to go back in time and save his middle school girlfriend from being murdered by the Tokyo Manji gang – unwittingly changing the destinies of those around him.

An anime adaptation of Ken Wakui’s bestselling Tokyo Revengers manga series, Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc is directed by Koichi Hatsumi, produced by LIDENFILMS, and features the exciting addition of veteran voice actor Tomokazu Sugita, and popular singer and voice actor Mikako Komatsu as characters Taiju Shiba and Yuzuha Shiba.

Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc was first revealed as part of an expansion to the long-standing collaboration with leading publishing house Kodansha announced at the Disney Content Showcase in November 2022. It is the latest anime title to join the extensive library of content available on Disney+, including other Japanese series such as the live action Psychothriller Gannibal and Lost Man Found, as well as a whole host of thrilling APAC and global tentpole titles.

Enjoy Tokyo Revengers: Christmas Showdown Arc exclusively on Disney+.

It’s a great start of 2023 with Toyota’s Great Deals

Start your new year great by bringing in a new family member—an all-new reliable Toyota! This January, Toyota Motor Philippines announces special offers and great deals in all authorized Toyota dealers nationwide. Now is the best time to get your favorite Toyota model through Pay Low, Pay Light, or Cash Savings options.

Pay Low, Pay Light, or save when you pay through cash!

Better mobility is an item that every Filipino must have in their new year’s resolution list. Whether it be to improve efficiency when driving in the city or to maximize one’s countryside lifestyle, mobility provides people with the power to move. Now, Filipinos can experience this freedom with Toyota models that are made easier to purchase.

Will Darna Fall into Borgo's Trap

Backed by his newly formed soldiers who have superpowers to cause great harm, Heneral Borgo (Richard Quan) has made his biggest move yet to finally seize the mystical white stone from Narda/ Darna (Jane De Leon) in the hit primetime series “Mars Ravelo’s Darna.”

Among the supervillains are Noah (Paolo Gumabao), Andre (Young JV), Mayor Zaldy (Simon Ibarra), Maisha (Dawn Chang), Sigfried (Joshua Colet), Arthur Pineda (Eric Fructuoso), Ishna (Kim Rodriguez), and (Ali) Mark Manicad.

Noah can now manipulate fire, Andre has explosive powers, Mayor Zaldy has superhuman strength, Maisha can make people involuntarily move and mimic her, Pineda can control inanimate objects, and Sigfried can create a force field as a shield.  Ishna, the longtime assistant of Borgo, is a shapeshifter, while Ali has yet to transform and demonstrate his superpowers.

Disney+ Debuts Trailer & Key Art For Upcoming Season 3 Of "Star Wars: The Mandalorian"

Highly Anticipated New Season of Lucasfilm’s Fan-Favorite Series Premieres March 1, Exclusively on Disney+

Today, Disney+ has released the thrilling new trailer for the upcoming Season 3 of “Star Wars: The Mandalorian'' during halftime of the NFL Super Wild Card matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

New key art was also released for the third season of the critically acclaimed, original, live-action series from Lucasfilm, streaming exclusively on Disney+ starting March 1.

The journey of The Mandalorian through the Star Wars galaxy continues. Once a lone bounty hunter, Din Djarin has reunited with Grogu. Meanwhile, the New Republic struggles to lead the galaxy away from its dark history. The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together.

The series stars Pedro Pascal, Katee Sackhoff, Carl Weathers, Amy Sedaris, Emily Swallow and Giancarlo Esposito. 

New Korean Series “CALL IT LOVE” Arrives Exclusivelyt On Disney+ February 22

Starring Kim Youngkwang, Lee Sungkyoung, Sung Jun, Ahn Heeyeon, and Kim Yewon, this upcoming Original series is directed by Lee Kwangyoung

When Woojoo’s life gets turned on its head by her father’s mistress she will go to unbelievable lengths to get her own back in Call It Love, a new Korean romance series coming exclusively to Disney+ February 22.

Sent into a downward spiral after discovering her father’s infidelity, Woojoo’s situation goes from bad to worse when her father unexpectedly dies and his mistress kicks her out of the house. While she plans her revenge, Woojoo has no clue that she will fall in love with Dongjin, the son of the woman who ruined her life.

Breakout singer-songwriter Mimi Webb drops catchy pop anthem “Red Flags”

Breakout singer and songwriter Mimi Webb has released her latest pop anthem, “Red Flags.” The high-energy track gives fans another taste of what to expect from her forthcoming debut album, Amelia, out March 3, 2023, via EPIC Records.  

Mimi’s powerful vocals and lyrics are brought to life in the music video, directed by Drew Kirsch, as she takes viewers on a journey of hindsight, revenge, and reclaiming power that every scorned lover dreams about.  The video premiered today on MTV Live, MTVU, and MTV Biggest Pop. The song was written by Mimi Webb, Connor McDonough, Toby McDonough, Ryan Daly, Castle, Cirkut, and produced by Connor McDonough, Ryan Daly, and Cirkut.

Ringing 2023 With These Amazing Bundles With Beko’s Lucky New Year Promo

During the Lunar New year, it is customary to purchase new things for yourself and your home to symbolize a fresh start. Start the Year of the Rabbit right by buying appliances in Beko’s Lucky New Year Promo.

Get as much as 33% off in the discounts and bundles for some of Beko’s products! Take advantage of discounts and special bundles on Beko appliances. By the way, you also get a free item for every purchase of a participating bundle for the promo from January 15, 2022 to February 17, 2022.

Buy the GNO480E40HFGBPH, a 16.7 cu.ft Multi-door refrigerator with Multi Flow Air Cooling System, HarvestFresh technology, and ProSmart Inverter Compressor Pro and get a free Beko 20-liter microwave oven for savings of 17% worth Php 3,990. The RDNT470E50VZK is 16.6 cu. ft 2-door top freezer with HarvestFresh, Everfresh+, Neofrost Dual Cooling Technology, and ProSmart Inverter Compressor. From Php 45,990, you can get it for only Php 39,891!

"A Man Called Otto" Gives Tom Hanks His Most Memorable Role in Years

In the emotionally inspiring tale A Man Called Otto, Tom Hanks stars as Otto Anderson, a grump who no longer sees purpose in his life following the loss of his wife. Otto is ready to end it all, but his plans are interrupted when a lively young family moves in next door.

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

Things have gone wrong for Otto. “He’s led this ritualistic life, and then suddenly, everything changes for him,” says Hanks. “His wife has passed away. He is forced into retirement. New neighbors move in. He’s feeling like the only thing he has left is his daily routine, and now he thinks he’s fighting his final battle, against the relentlessness of fate.”

Korean Actor Kim Won-Shik To Grace Universal Records PH’s First-Ever Mini-Series!

You can actually call him ‘Sam’ and he’s ready to shine brighter in ‘Pag-ibig’ Na Kaya!

Universal Records, one of the biggest and most-known record labels here in the Philippines just produced its first-ever online mini-series and it’s set to launch this February 2023!

Of course, for a long-time and reputable organization that helped in bringing countless OPM hits for decades, this said show is aptly named after a famous song. This year, everyone is bound to witness a very sweet love story in “Pag-ibig Na Kaya”, led by the now real-life couple Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz. It is written by JP Lopez and directed by Niq Ablao.

The entire cast will be announced very soon but to spice things up, this show will be graced by a talented Korean actor, Kim Won-Shik, billed to be the second male lead for this show, that is all about love… and its many forms.

BECOMING ICE: The 35th Anniversary Concert Goes to Cebu

After a sold-out run in The Theatre at Solaire Resort in October, Becoming Ice: The 35th Anniversary Concert will do an encore for music fans to be held at the Pacific Grand Ballroom, Waterfront Cebu Hotel and Casino in Cebu City on February 18, 2023. 

Fire and Ice Media and Productions announced the versatile performer’s milestone concert repeat fresh from the heels of its wins and nominations at this year’s Aliw Awards, where the concert bagged the “Best Stage Direction For a Concert” plum for Ice Seguerra and “Best Musical Direction” for Ivan Lee Espinosa. The event marked the multi-platinum artist’s return after a ten-year hiatus from doing major solo concerts. Its success has inspired its repeat in other venues across the country, beginning with the Queen City of the South, Cebu City. Other venues are to be announced soon.

Miley Cyrus releases new single “Flowers”

Watch the music video—a powerful visual expression of self-empowerment

Multi-platinum selling recording artist, songwriter, and trailblazer Miley Cyrus has released “Flowers” the first single from her forthcoming eighth studio album Endless Summer Vacation, available globally on March 10th. The track finds Miley opining on self-love and courage, noting that “Started to cry / But then I remembered / I can buy myself flowers / Write my name in the sand” before ultimately and powerfully declaring “I can love me better than you can.” 

The themes of the song and buzz surrounding the music led fans to declare that 2023 is the year of Miley. 

Toyota Mobility Solutions PH empowers seafood wholesaler Mida Food with digital logistics platform

Toyota Mobility Solutions Philippines, Inc. (TMSPH) introduces one of its flagship new mobility solutions, a logistics platform that aims to digitalize logistics processes and support operating efficiency and growth of local enterprises.

This specialized system is designed to automate daily planning, which covers delivery routing, loading optimization, vehicle assignment, and trip booking. TMSPH’s Logistics Platform also offers real-time delivery status tracking for daily management of business.

In this initial phase of launching the digital platform, TMPSH has started supporting logistics operation of Mida Food Distributors Inc. (Mida Food), a leading seafood importer, distributor, and processor in the Philippines. Mida Food provides quality frozen seafood products for businesses in the food service industry, as well as individuals and households through its retail brand, Pacific Bay.

Globe warns vs online offers for SIM registration assistance

Register for free in a few easy steps on Globe’s official portal

Globe cautions its customers against offers of SIM registration assistance online and advises them not to share personal information to protect their data security and privacy.

There are already reports of individuals taking advantage of the SIM registration requirement. They offer their services through social media either for free or for a fee and request the name, photo, valid ID, birthday, cell phone number, and address of SIM users.

Such personal information, when in the wrong hands, may be used to impersonate their owners, access their accounts, steal money or other fraudulent activities. Identity thieves may also open accounts in another person’s name, run up debt, or commit crimes, causing damaged reputation and financial problems.

Jason Marvin travels back in time with the release of his 2023 single “Oras”

His new single is accompanied by a music video starring social media influencer Albert Nicolas and up-and-coming TV/film actress Roxie Smith

Filipino singer-songwriter Jason Marvin starts 2023 on a bright note with the release of his new single "Oras.”

Brimming with lush, gentle arrangements and laid-back vocals, the piano-driven ballad finds the Cornerstone Entertainment artist traveling back in time in an attempt to amend a romantic relationship. It also touches on the idea of admitting one’s mistakes and using them as motivation to become a better person.

To quote Jason Marvin, "Mistakes will be made and regrets will always be a part of life, but we must learn to live with it, grow stronger, and continue singing the songs that we’re meant to sing."

“Everything Everywhere All At Once”, “Triangle of Sadness”, and “Plan 75” are back for special screenings at Cinema ’76 and Cinematheque

Those who missed the theatrical release of “Everything Everywhere All At Once”, “Triangle of Sadness”, and “Plan 75” are in luck as TBA Studios brings back these award-winning movies for a special micro-cinema run at Cinema ’76 Film Society and Cinematheque Centres across the country.

The multiverse adventure of an aging Asian laundromat owner captured the hearts and attention of movie audiences when it opened in the Philippines last August and is continuing to do so hot on the heels of its major wins at the 80th Golden Globe Awards, a Best Supporting trophy for Ke Huy Quan and Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh.

Meanwhile, “Triangle of Sadness” made a major splash across movie lovers with its biting commentary on the rich and the privileged. But what made Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or-winning film a true hit among Filipinos is the presence of Dolly de Leon, whose scene-stealing performance of a luxury cruise toilet cleaner earned her a historic nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the recently concluded Golden Globes. De Leon’s nomination garnered a new wave of interest for the film especially for those who missed it during its initial theatrical run and limited QCinema International Film Festival screenings.

Globe showcases potential of latest 5G technology with successful Live Demo

Leading digital solutions platform Globe has successfully tested 5G Standalone technology in various applications, showcasing its huge potential to transform business operations and improve efficiency, performance, and flexibility.

5G Standalone offers a wide range of benefits, including faster download and upload speeds, better connectivity, and the ability to support new and emerging technologies such as the Internet of things (IoT), virtual reality, and augmented reality.

5G Standalone relies exclusively on 5G connectivity, an upgrade to 5G Non-Standalone, which still uses the 4G/LTE network.

Catch Prisoner of the Prophet, The Price of Glee and More on Discovery+ This January!

discovery+ is kicking off the year with an exciting line-up of shows that Filipinos can enjoy exclusively on the app. Discover the story of a polygamist cult in the Prisoner of the Prophet. Find out what was and what has become of the happiest show on television in The Price of Glee. Dig into treasure in Gold, Lies & Videotape, and discover what is reel and real in the dark world of Hollywood on Death by Fame.

Gold, Lies & Videotape – Stream now

The story of the gold of Victorio Peak has haunted the Noss family for decades. An epic, multi generation opus of discovery, greed, lies, conspiracy and betrayal. As the battle for the Peak intensifies, so does the web of deceit and mystery, reaching the highest levels of government. This isn’t a treasure story - it’s a puzzle with a million pieces, one that makes you wonder whom to trust, what’s real and what really happened.

Upgrade your 2023 lifestyle with these must-have tech items

From smartphones to home items, Xiaomi has the gadgets you’ll need to start the new year right

The new year calls for new tech gadgets and upgrades that can meet the demands of work, school, and just daily life in general. With so many devices on the market right now, it’s important to find ones that are multifunctional and can last a long time.

This is where Xiaomi products come in. The brand is known for its diverse line of smartphones and smart AIoT home products that can fit everyone’s lifestyles. So, if you’re on the hunt for new gadgets that make your everyday more convenient, here are must-haves for your shopping list to kickstart 2023:

Student-friendly phones

ATEEZ conquers global charts with new EP ‘SPIN OFF : FROM THE WITNESS’

South Korean boyband ATEEZ continues to dominate several global music charts with the release of their new EP, ‘SPIN OFF : FROM THE WITNESS’. The eight-member pop group’s latest release debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in several major music markets worldwide, including South Korea, USA, Italy, Sweden, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil, and more.

The pirate kings of the K-pop high seas are starting the year right with one of the most exciting new ‘single albums’ from Sony Music Entertainment Korea so far, taking comprehensive musical storytelling one step further with the release of a spin off that recount their tales through a third-person witness account. In this extended universe, a new perspective is explored, with more questions than answers given through the cinematic trailers and powerful delivery  of their new tracks.

Oscar-Winner Damien Chazelle Explores Early Hollywood in "Babylon"

Academy Award-winner Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) is taking things to a whole new level. Go behind the scenes and experience the movie magic of Babylon in a newly released featurette about the director.

Watch the film’s “Damien Chazelle” featurette at https://youtu.be/IdLdRK5XyC8

From Damien Chazelle, Babylon is an original epic set in 1920s Los Angeles led by Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Diego Calva, with an ensemble cast including Jean Smart, Jovan Adepo and Li Jun Li. A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood. 

Maya builds more ‘digi-palengke’ in Central Visayas

Maya, the country’s all-in-one digital banking and money app, is making cashless transactions a lot easier in public markets nationwide with the rollout of the Paleng-QR initiative in Central Visayas, starting with Bohol province.

Maya has transformed Bohol’s Tagbilaran City Public Market into adigi-palengkein today’s ceremonies led by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Deputy Governor Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Tagbilaran City Mayor Jane Yap.

The Paleng-QR Ph initiative is spearheaded by the BSP and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and it aims to empower the City Government of Tagbilaran to help public market vendors and tricycle drivers accept cashless payments from any customer via the QR Ph, the country’s standard for QR payments.

“Small merchants and Filipino consumers are not only enjoying a hassle-free payment experience for their everyday transactions with Maya QR but also creating a financial footprint that allows them to access more advanced banking services offered by Maya,” said Mar Lazaro, Maya’s Head of Enterprise Business.

"Magic Mike's Last Dance" Official Posters Reveal the Final Tease

Christmas came early. Check out the official posters for Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” – only in theaters across the Philippines in 2023.

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

About “Magic Mike’s Last Dance”

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

The Official Soundtrack to Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody feature star-studded remixes and originals

The 35-song compilation also contains rare, reimagined versions of ‘Don’t Cry For Me”

Ahead of the January 8 theatrical release of TriStar Pictures’ Whitney Houston biopic, Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody, RCA Records and Sony Music Entertainment has dropped the official 35-song soundtrack, serving as a musical memoir of the cinematic voyage. Listen here.

“This totally unique soundtrack album brings many of Whitney’s classics into 2023 and beyond. Contemporary, current and often scorching, if you love Whitney’s music, you must own this album,” says Clive Davis.

Featuring music spanning two decades of Houston’s legendary career, I Wanna Dance With Somebody (The Movie: Whitney New, Classic and Reimagined) includes nearly two hours of remixed and original versions of Whitney Houston songs, with special guest features by BeBe Winans, Clean Bandit, Kygo, Lucky Daye, SG Lewis, Samaria, Jax Jones, Leikeli47, P2J, Oxlade, Pheelz, and more.

GoTyme Bank Wins Innovation Award from Visa

Their uniqueness and first-to-market initiatives paid off in more ways than one.

GoTyme Bank was recently honored for its excellence in the field and efforts to expand Visa's payment services in the Philippines in 2022. 

The award for "Best Innovation of Card Acquisition" was bestowed to GoTyme Bank in recognition of its milestones in innovation and performance that stem from its high standard of client-first mentality, which made all its transactions and processes smooth and easy for clients. Such an award from Visa is no easy feat and is undoubtedly held in high regard, making this one of GoTyme Bank’s biggest wins of the year.

Music, Costume Design of "Babylon" Take Spotlight in New Featurettes

Paramount Pictures has just shared behind-the-scenes featurettes about the costume design and original score of the eagerly anticipated Babylon, in theaters across the Philippines starting February 1st.  

Step into the wardrobe of Babylon with costume designer Mary Zophres, and listen to a score for the ages from Academy Award winner Justin Hurwitz, composer of the original soundtrack.

Costume Featurette: https://youtu.be/cPFAHU8Z6EA

Scoring Featurette: https://youtu.be/z3Olw9Qb9vc

UNIQLO expands presence in the Philippines with new stores in 2023

Japanese global apparel retailer UNIQLO is welcoming the Spring/Summer season with a new roster of stores in the country. 

For the first half of the year, UNIQLO is opening new stores located in Robinsons Antipolo and SM City Bataan. In addition, the brand will open its doors to their first roadside store in Eastern Metro Manila, the Marquinton Roadside Store, in Marikina. 

“We thank our customers for continuing to show their support for UNIQLO. Through opening these new stores, we aim to reach even more Filipinos and give them easier access to our LifeWear products, providing quality pieces that are fit for every type of lifestyle,” says Geraldine Sia, Chief Operating Officer of UNIQLO Philippines. 

Academy Award-nominee Salma Hayek Pinault (“House of Gucci,” “Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”) stars opposite Channing Tatum in Warner Bros. Pict...

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