These Well-Loved Brands are Go-To Destinations for Marketing Freshies and Experts

Marketing and Snacking Made Right!

Working for brands like Oreo, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Toblerone, Cheez Whiz, and other favorite childhood snacks can bring wonder and excitement to a regular day at the office (or at home). At Mondelez Philippines, everyone can build these iconic brands for the next generation while accelerating their careers in the consumer goods industry. 

This goes true as Raf Baradas, Senior Brand Manager – Chocolates, admits, “Although there are many reasons why I chose Mondelez Philippines to grow my career as a marketing professional, one of the reasons is I’m a true consumer of the brands the company has; from growing up eating a Cheez Whiz sandwich for merienda to snacking on Oreo back in college, these brands have been a part of my life.”

The "Indiana Jones" Collection Of Movies And TV Series Swing Onto Disney+ On May 31

In celebration of the upcoming theatrical release of "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" 

“Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” and the Television Series “The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones” Will All be Available to Stream

Mocasa makes shopping more convenient with its Pay Later Anywhere feature 

Making transactions easy and safe anywhere, anytime

The Philippines lags behind its Southeast Asian (SEA) neighbors when it comes to financial inclusion. About 78% of the country remains unbanked and underbanked while the credit card penetration stands at 3% as of 2022. Prolonging this situation are the lack of a solid cashless payment infrastructure as well as insufficient credit data. 

To bridge this gap, innovative credit payment app Mocasa chose the Philippines to be its first stop in introducing its Pay Later Anywhere scheme. It is also the only fintech company that provides a zero-interest rate credit line. 

Javier Parisi to perform in Manila for ‘IMAGINE: The Beatles Legacy’ concert

Javier Parisi, the world’s greatest John Lennon tribute act, is set to grace the Philippine concert stage with his astounding talent and presence!

The Argentinian star will be wearing his Lennon hat for the Philippine leg of IMAGINE: The Beatles Legacy, happening on July 15, 2023, Saturday at the Music Museum. 

Globally renowned and endorsed by John Lennon’s family and inner circle, Parisi will be headlining a show for the retro and newly schooled fans of The Beatles’ founding member and the legacy that he has left in the music industry.

Join Warner Bros. As It Celebrates 100 Years At SM Supemalls

It has been a century since Warner Bros. has been established and has paved way to many movies, series, merchandise and unforgettable memories from their films, characters and events. To commemorate this milestone, a special exhibit was set up which can be experienced in SM Supermalls all over the country.

With a launch celebration and opening at SM North EDSA The Block, the interactive exhibit features several sections of various departments in making movies like the props and costume department which features several props and cosplay items from the films. You can also shop for items to complete the experience. One can also check out some of the costumes displayed like superman and the monster clown from It.

Korean Variety Show "The Zone: Survival Mission 2" Returns June 14 Exclusively On Disney+

Launching with a three-episode premiere, season two features new challenges, more hijinks than ever before, and the return of beloved hosts Yu Jaeseok, Lee Kwangsoo and Kwon Yuri

After a hilarious first season that saw hosts Yu Jaeseok, Lee Kwangsoo and Kwon Yuri struggle to complete a series of challenges as representatives of the human race, the beloved trio return for an eight-episode second season in THE ZONE: Survival Mission 2, coming June 14, exclusively to Disney+.

Featuring an upgraded AI 2.0 that sets a series of increasingly difficult challenges, THE ZONE: Survival Mission 2 will see Jaeseok, Kwangsoo and Yuri travel to some of Korea’s most unique destinations as they fight to survive.

Spread across eight episodes, season two will throw the hosts into a variety of hilarious situations as they search for life-saving water in a haunted hospital; desperately play golf in an attempt to escape a rapidly sinking island in the middle of the ocean; recreate a series of childhood games on a shaking suspension bridge; try to escape a waterpark full of zombies; and attempt to survive on a traveling bed that’s been hijacked by a rogue AI, that drives the trio through a university campus, venturing into classrooms, crashing them through walls, driving them into a lake, and more.

Renaissance XX: Two Decades of Driven Art Direction at SM Megamall Art Center Set from June 3-28

Way back in 2003, a new gallery introduced itself to the Philippine art scene. Christened with the engaging and appropriate name Renaissance – the French word meaning rebirth – the gallery was the brainchild of Manuel and Agnes Romero.

Instantly evoking the names of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance art was a period in European civilization distinguished by Classical learning and wisdom. 

HONOR X9a 5G to be available via Globe Postpaid Plans with Zero Cash-out, 13 GB Data!

Exciting times ahead! Crowd-favorite HONOR X9a 5G will be available via Globe Postpaid Plans on May 26 with Zero Cash-out starting with GPlan 1799.

Leading global smart devices provider, HONOR, has officially announced the availability of its viral smartphone HONOR X9a 5G via Globe Postpaid Plans. Starting May 26, you can now avail HONOR X9a 5G with Zero Cash-out when you renew or apply for GPlan 1799 and above.

Available at select Globe stores and online, you can get HONOR X9a 5G in Emerald Green and Titanium Silver with Zero Cash-out when you renew or apply for GPlan 1799 that comes with Unli All-Net Calls & Text, Landline Calls, and 13GB Data.

“Even months after its release, the demand for HONOR X9a 5G hasn’t decreased, so we are proud to bring another option for HONOR fans to avail our hot-selling smartphone – Zero Cash-out when you avail GPlan 1799,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.

James Cameron's Global Phenomenon "Avatar: The Way Of Water" To Debut June 7 on Disney+

The wait is almost over! After a historic theatrical run, James Cameron’s global phenomenon “Avatar: The Way of Water” will debut June 7 on Disney+. 

“Avatar: The Way of Water” debuted in theaters on December 16 and became the third highest-grossing film of all time worldwide with nearly $2.32 billion at the box office. Nominated for numerous Academy Awards® including Best Picture, the film also set a new benchmark for visual effects. Produced by Cameron and his longtime partner Jon Landau, the 20th Century Studios-Lightstorm Entertainment production stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis and Kate Winslet. Joining the illustrious adult cast are talented newcomers Britain Dalton, Jamie Flatters, Trinity Jo-Li Bliss, Bailey Bass and Jack Champion. The screenplay is by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver, with story by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver & Josh Friedman & Shane Salerno. David Valdes and Richard Baneham serve as the film’s executive producers.

SB19 drops new single “GENTO!”

Multi-awarded Filipino boy group SB19 drops their latest single “GENTO,” giving fans a glimpse of what is to come for the group’s much awaited “PAGTATAG!” era. 

“GENTO” places SB19’s bold talent and confidence into the spotlight, highlighting their strength and versatility as a group. The song offers a catchy word play, effortlessly weaving ganito (like this), ginto (gold), and gento, the Caviteño word for ganito. It delivers a powerful message of their growth as a group, after years of refinement—just like gold.

For this single, SB19 draws inspiration from transformational change—how incremental and everyday acts lead to success and change. Often, it is the little, simplest acts that lead to triumphs. 

Visit the “The Flash” life-size figure at the Warner Bros. 100 Year Anniversary Exhibit at SM North EDSA

The Flash has arrived in Manila! From May 24 - June 4, fans can take selfies with the hyper-realistic, life-size mucklefigure of The Flash at the Warner Bros. 100 Year Anniversary Exhibit at SM North EDSA The Block activity area. Strike a running pose with your favorite Speedster and race with the fastest guy alive. The exhibit is free admission, and everyone’s invited!

Those who would like to reserve tickets to watch the eagerly awaited DC superhero film “The Flash” in cinemas can buy tickets at the WB 100 event – and get surprise freebies for being among the first to purchase tickets! “The Flash” opens across Philippine cinemas June 14.

Watch “THE FLASH: Batman Returns, Again! Featurette”:

Kesha shines a light on her dark depths on new album, Gag Order

Pop superstar Kesha has released Gag Order, her fifth album and the crowning jewel of the GRAMMY-nominee’s eclectic and inspired discography to date. LISTEN HERE.

Called “her most daring music yet” by Rolling Stone, ‘Gag Order’ (produced by Rick Rubin, with Kesha as executive producer), has been self-described as “post-pop” full-bodied collection which flows like a stream-of-consciousness journey through the psychedelic dark depths of the human psyche, followed by basking in the cleansing light when finally reaching the surface.

PASCUALLAB shares the #PascualLove with the children of World Vision 

Three years since their partnership with World Vision started, PascualLab sponsors led by Vice President for Corporate HROD and Design Services & Corporate Affairs Mia Pascual Cenzon,

finally met their sponsored children face to face, at a bonding activity during PascualLab’s anniversary month at the World Vision grounds in Quezon City. 

To spread the #PascualLove as part of its CSR program Sowing to Empower, Educate, and Develop (SEED), Pascual Laboratories, Inc. (PascualLab) sponsor-employees spent a weekend of bonding over an art activity, talent showcase, group games, and basic health checks with children from World-Vision assisted communities in Malabon last May 6, 2023 at the World Vision grounds in Quezon City.

OctoArts Entertainment presents THE SUPER STAGE BY K-POP IN MANILA

Mark your calendars as OctoArts Entertainment brings a collection of K-POP super acts THE SUPER STAGE BY K-POP IN MANILA! The highly awaited K-pop show featuring an all-female ensemble of K-POP groups MAMAMOO+, KEP1ER and LAPILLUS is happening LIVE at the Mall of Asia Arena on August 11, 2023.

MAMAMOO+ is the first sub-unit of the girl group MAMAMOO, composed of MAMAMOO’s leader and vocalist Solar and rapper Moonbyul. In 2022, the powerhouse duo released their debut single “Better” featuring South Korean rapper Big Naughty. In March this year, MAMAMOO+ made their comeback with their first single album “Act 1, Scene 1” with title track “GGBB”. The single album surpassed 100,000 copies sold on Circle Chart. Moomoos will be sure not to miss the sub-unit’s first ever performance in the country!

Buckle up and brace for the "First Impact" as the 9-member multinational project girl group KEP1ER comes to Manila for the first time. Kep1er was formed through Mnet's reality survival show Girls Planet 999 - in search for top female trainees from China, Japan, and South Korea. The group made their debut on January 3, 2022 with their first mini album, First Impact. The carrier single “Wa Da Da” debuted at #84 at the Billboard Hot 100 on the week of its release.

The box-office and critical success of the futuristic blockbuster “The Wandering Earth” has attracted big talents to join the follow-up film.

In “The Wandering Earth II,” a prequel to the 2019 hit, one of Hong Kong’s biggest artists, Andy Lau (“As Tears Go By,” “House of Flying Daggers,” “Infernal Affairs”), is playing a scientist. Just as the film’s creative team is happy to have Lau on board, Lau couldn’t be more elated. “My sci-fi dream is fulfilled,” Lau shared at the press conference for “The Wandering Earth II,” in Philippine cinemas May 31. “And I still feel immersed in the character today and don’t want to wake up.”

Watch the trailer for “The Wandering Earth II”:

As exciting as it was to star in the prequel to the groundbreaking Chinese science fiction film, it also had its challenges, particularly when it came to wearing his spacesuit costume. “Putting on the suit makes it difficult to turn around or even twist (my body),” he also shared at the press conference. “The most unbearable part is I have no way to scratch where it itches. I stuck duct tape on the inside of my helmet, so I could relieve the urges by rubbing my face against the tape.” 

Beko EMPOWERED On Their 3rd Anniversary To Expand Market In The Philippines

Beko Philippines is expanding their product portfolio in the country, and they are just on their third year in the Philippines. Known for the home appliances which are both aesthetic and functional, they are getting known as a competitive brand for appliances that can compete with the big brands out there.

Beko is also moving to be a more sustainable manufacturer that maintains quality while on the path to be a brand that cares for the planet. With the brand getting more recall in the Philippine market, they also aim to be the number one European brand in the Philippine market in the next 5 years.

Global action icon Wu Jing is back in the highly anticipated prequel “The Wandering Earth II”

Action icon Wu Jing has been very busy. 

This month, the prolific Chinese actor, director and martial artist (“Wolf Warrior” films, “Shaolin”) will be seen in “The Wandering Earth II,” prequel to the 2019 futuristic blockbuster “The Wandering Earth.” Given the fate of Jing’s character in the first movie, it would have been impossible to include him in a second movie but fortunately, director Frant Gwo came up with the perfect solution. “Wu provided us with a lot of selfless help in the first installment,” said Gwo in an interview with “I wanted to show gratitude to him, but I didn't want to write some unconvincing plot about his resurrection. So, I said, let’s do a prequel.”

Watch the trailer for “The Wandering Earth II”:

British singer-songwriter James Arthur makes a stunning return with new single “A Year Ago”

Photo Credit: Edward Cooke

British singer-songwriter James Arthur makes a most welcome return with his stunning new song “A Year Ago.”

The track sees James reunited with songwriter Steve Solomon, whom he co-wrote 2016’s most streamed song and recently RIAA Diamond-Certified single, the classic, “Say You Won't Let Go.”

Led by acoustic guitar, bolstered by swelling synths and crashing drums, the intimate yet widescreen slow-builder about missing an ex boasts a spellbinding vocal that nails the intensity James was after. Its blueprint was less a specific sound than an emotion. It was written in a single week at Steve’s LA studio.

Puregold Channel's "Ang Lalaki sa Likod ng Profile" Looks Like A Promising Series Franchise

The cast and crew of "Ang Lalaki sa Likod ng Profile"
were front and center at a press conference
 at the Tindahan ni Aling Puring Convention.

In the middle of the Aling Puring Sari-sari Store Negosyo Convention, Puregold Channel makes a statement with a press conference for “Ang Lalaki sa Likod ng Profile,” which stars Wilbert Ross and Yuki Takahashi. The online series can be watched at Puregold Channel's Youtube account. The channel has produced several online series such as "Ang Babae sa Likod ng Facemask," "GV Boys," and "52 Weeks." which also made rounds in social media.

As one of the proud productions made by Puregold, it is apt that it would also be presented at convention which also makes a statement that along with being a supermarket brand, they are now also venturing into producing online series and content.

No. 1 OLED laptop brand, ASUS, announces three #IncrediblySlim Zenbook laptops, combines productivity and sustainability

ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED forefronts the 2023 Zenbook series, adhering to ASUS’ commitment to creating products that minimize environmental impact 

ASUS introduced three new ultra-thin and light Zenbook laptops, Zenbook S 13 OLED (UX5304), Zenbook 14 Flip OLED (UP3404), and Zenbook Pro 14 OLED (UX6404), during the Zenbook OLED Series: Incredibly Slim and More event on May 18, 2023. 

This new Zenbook lineup is redefining the meaning of ultraportable, a new chapter in Zenbook’s heritage that boasts ultra-thin and light features, powerful and uncompromised performance with the industry-leading 13th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor with Intel® Evo™ verification, vibrant ASUS Lumina OLED display, durable Military Grade Standard,  and a leap to the next generation of eco-friendly and sustainable technological advancements. 

“The new 2023 Zenbook series offers incredible and uncompromised performance designed to empower every Filipino individual to help them achieve their goals. We are confident that the 2023 Zenbook series can provide more with less harm to our environment, adhering to the Zenbook heritage and taking ASUS to a brand new milestone, says ASUS Philippines Country Manager George Su”. 

KLASICAL Set on June 10

Ephesus Teatron Group Inc., after an absence of more than three years, is proud to present its first major live musical concert “Klasical”, which will be performed on the 10th of June (Saturday), 2023, at the OnStage Theatre, Greenbelt 1, Makati at 7:30 pm. 

KLASICAL is a musical of Philippine history featuring “Tribu” and is produced to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Philippine Independence.

Featured artists are Sweet Samaniego (also the director of show), Marga Roco, Terence Guillermo, Onyl Torres and Nazer Salcedo. 

Special guests are Pinky Marquez, Miguel Braganza and Gala Dance Company. 

KLASICAL is a repertoire of traditional classical Filipino music with improvements on instruments, symphony, melody, harmony, orchestra, and vocal that make up a combination of traditional local and Western music. The inspiration of this collection is to preserve national culture in these traditional Filipino songs and to achieve renewed vigor by means of upgrading sound to be appreciated across generations. 

National Artists Ryan Cayabyab & Alice Reyes Holds Aditions For Rama Hari

The creative team behind the Filipino Rock Opera Ballet, RAMA, HARI is searching for new talents to complete the production’s cast of Singers.

A Filipino modern rock opera ballet, RAMA, HARI is an acclaimed collaboration among five National Artists – Alice Reyes for direction and choreography, Ryan Cayabyab for music, Salvador Bernal for production design, Bienvenido Lumbera for the libretto, and English translations by Rolando Tinio. An adaptation of the Sanskrit epic poem Ramayana, this masterpiece features renowned singers in the Filipino music industry and incorporates traditional theatre, song, and dance devices found and shared among Asian nations.  

One week to go until Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” splashes in cinemas on May 24

Advance tickets to the summer movie event of the year is now on sale in cinemas

Witness a wonderful tale retold with Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” the live-action adaptation of an Oscar®-winning animated musical classic. Don’t miss becoming a part of a wonderful world over and under the sea when it opens in Philippine theaters nationwide on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. Check all the available showtimes here and book your tickets in advance now!

The film is about the story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. As the youngest and most defiant of King Triton’s daughters, she wants to know more about the world beyond the sea. While visiting the surface, she falls for the dashing Prince Eric—and while mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. This leads to a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience the world on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy. 

MusicaFEUropa 14 Choir Competition Set on May 27

All Good Things Do Come to an End: Musica FEUROPA, Far Eastern University’s annual choral competition and festival will have its final run this year.

From just four choirs in  2009 mostly from the City of Manila, the number rose to an all time high of thirty one choirs hailing from all over the Philippines. What used to be a competition for college choirs expanded to two categories: High School and Open including but not limited to university, church, company, government and other ensembles.

Musica FEUROPA became one of the definitive choral competitions in the Philippines. 

Tiffany Liong Gabuya, Station Manager of long-time media partner DZFE wrote: “We are all aware that the classical music tradition… which today is multi-national and multi-generational in its practice and appeal—has European roots.

We Are Imaginary mines colorful, redemptive journey in new EP, Swan Songs for Drifters

The 7-track release turns internal monologues into generation-defining anthems

Filipino indie rock quartet We Are Imaginary marks their fifteenth year of existence as a band with their fourth studio release, Swan Songs for Drifters—out on April 28, Friday via floppydisks.

According to lead vocalist/guitarist Ahmad Tanji, the songs off their new EP capture the long stretches of time in silence and reflection from 2018 to 2020—a defining era in his personal life before the entire world slowly crumbled apart due to the uncertainty of the pandemic.

Enter the expanded multiverse of “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

How do you follow up an Oscar®-winning animated feature which redefined what a CG-animated movie could look like, while introducing a new multicultural version of a classic Marvel superhero? 

If you are part of the creative team at Sony Pictures Animation, you up the visual ante, take audiences to new places and offer surprising plot developments while never forgetting the emotional core of the story.

Watch the film’s trailer here:

Mayonnaise culminates 20th anniversary with a concert at the QC Circle

Filipino alternative rock band Mayonnaise wraps up the celebration of their 20th anniversary in the Philippine music scene with a massive concert on May 20, 2023, at the QC Circle, from 5pm onwards.

Dubbed MAYO 20: The Finale, the anniversary concert marks the legacy of Mayonnaise as one of the most important Filipino bands of their time, producing remarkable hits that resonate with listeners of all ages and backgrounds.

MAYO 20: The Finale serves as the culminating event in a series of shows that aim to give back to the music fans who have supported the band since day one.

Puregold Tindahan ni Aling Puring Brings the Brands Straight to the Sari-Sari Stores

This May 18-20, Puregold is once again holding a
convention to bridge the gap between businesses
and small business owners.
While makers of all consumer goods aspire to see their products lining the shelves of supermarkets and display racks at shopping malls, they also know that a reliable indicator of success is out there in the streets.

Small urban and rural communities are often considered the final frontier of brand distribution and recall, because patronage by the masses means a product has successfully turned into a cultural staple. But achieving this level of nationwide acceptance can be tricky, even for the most successful of brands.

Thankfully, Puregold’s Tindahan ng Aling Puring (TNAP) program bridges the gap between the brands and the masses through our neighborhood sari-sari stores.

EXTRACTION 2 launches official trailer

Tyler fights his way back. 

Chris Hemsworth returns as Tyler Rake in EXTRACTION 2, the sequel to Netflix's blockbuster action film EXTRACTION. After barely surviving the events of the first movie, Rake is back as the Australian black ops mercenary, tasked with another deadly mission: rescuing the battered family of a ruthless Georgian gangster from the prison where they are being held.

Hemsworth reunites with director Sam Hargrave, with Joe and Anthony Russo's AGBO producing and Joe Russo writing. Golshifteh Farahani reprises her role from the first film, with Adam Bessa, Olga Kurylenko, Daniel Bernhardt and Tinatin Dalakishvili also co-starring.

This is a sequel to the first film that was based on the graphic novel 'Ciudad' by Ande Parks, from a story by Ande Parks, Joe Russo & Anthony Russo, with illustrations by Fernando León González. EXTRACTION 2 is produced by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Mike Larocca, Angela Russo-Otstot, Chris Hemsworth, Patrick Newall and Sam Hargrave, with Jake Aust, Benjamin Grayson, Steven Scavelli, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely as executive producers.

Australian singer-songwriter Ruel stages major concert in Manila as part of the 4TH Wall World Tour

A Southeast Asia-wide campaign on Tiktok is also making rounds, featuring the young artist’s viral track “IF AND/OR WHEN”

After visiting the Philippines a few months ago for a free mall show in Taguig City, Australian pop artist Ruel will be staging his first major concert in Manila on May 26, 2023 (Friday), at the Samsung Hall, from 8:00 PM onwards.

The promising newcomer is slated to perform in several Asian cities, including Manila, for his 4TH Wall World Tour.

As a treat to the loyal fans who have been instrumental in making Ruel’s debut full-length album, 4TH Wall a huge crossover success, Sony Music Entertainment is running a Southeast Asia-wide campaign ona TikTok from May 3 to 19, 2023.

Filipino fans who would be using his TikTok filter can get the chance to win a ‘meet and greet’ session with Ruel at his upcoming Manila show this month.

The Autobots come face to face with the Maximals in new clip for "Rise of the Beasts"

STAND DOWN. Watch the Autobots meet the Maximals for the first time in the new clip “Prime Meets Primal.” Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, the latest from the Transformers franchise from Paramount Pictures, arrives in cinemas across the Philippines June 7. 



Get ready to RISE UP and ROLL OUT.

About Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Returning to the action and spectacle that have captured moviegoers around the world, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a ’90s globetrotting adventure with the Autobots and introduce a whole new breed of Transformer – the Maximals – to join them as allies in the existing battle for earth. Directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, the film arrives in theaters June 7.

EXTRACTION 2 Main key art debut

Prepare for the ride of your life. 

3 posters, all from a single unrelenting oner - that clocks in at over 21 minutes. 


Chris Hemsworth returns as Tyler Rake in EXTRACTION 2, the sequel to Netflix's blockbuster action film EXTRACTION. After barely surviving the events of the first movie, Rake is back as the Australian black ops mercenary, tasked with another deadly mission: rescuing the battered family of a ruthless Georgian gangster from the prison where they are being held.

Bon appetit! Feast on the trailer for “Meg 2: The Trench”

They’re back for seconds. “Meg 2: The Trench,” starring Jason Statham and Wu Jing, opens in Philippine cinemas August 2. Watch the trailer. 



Check out the poster: 

About “Meg 2: The Trench”

Dive into uncharted waters with Jason Statham and global action icon Wu Jing as they lead a daring research team on an exploratory dive into the deepest depths of the ocean. Their voyage spirals into chaos when a malevolent mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes battle for survival. Pitted against colossal Megs and relentless environmental plunderers, our heroes must outrun, outsmart, and outswim their merciless predators in a pulse-pounding race against time.

Warner Bros. Pictures to release “The Wandering Earth II” exclusively in cinemas in the Philippines

Four years after the worldwide box-office success of the 2019 futuristic blockbuster “The Wandering Earth” comes the prequel “The Wandering Earth II,” to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures exclusively in cinemas in the Philippines on May 31. 

Watch the prequel’s trailer here:

“The Wandering Earth II,” released in China and the U.S. in January in time for the Chinese New Year, has earned USD 604 million, making it so far the third highest-grossing movie of the year in terms of box-office numbers. 

POCO F5 Series makes hyper-powered arrival to the Philippines

Go beyond expectations with this new POCO smartphone series

After a successful global launch, the POCO F5 Series has officially arrived in the Philippines. To celebrate, Mr. Angus Ng, Head of Product Marketing for POCO, graced the media event to discuss the exciting new smartphone and its hyper-powered features on May 10.

“We are thrilled to bring POCO’s latest flagship smartphones to the Philippines,” Ng said. “With the POCO F5 Series, we aim to elevate the mobile experience to a whole new level, and we cannot wait to share this incredible journey with all our Filipino fans.”

Prime Video Announces Premiere Date and Debuts Official Trailer for Cattleya Killer

Series adaptation of classic ‘90s Filipino film Sa Aking Mga Kamay to debut on Prime Video June 1

The series marks the first local series collaboration between Prime Video and ABS-CBN

Prime Video today announced the premiere date of Cattleya Killer, an Amazon Exclusive crime-thriller series, and debuted the official trailer. The six-episode series, produced by ABS-CBN International Production and Nathan Studios, is based on a classic ‘90s Filipino film, Sa Aking Mga Kamay (In My Own Hands), and will be available on Prime Video on June 1 in Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other selected territories. The series marks the first series collaboration between Prime Video and ABS-CBN, further promoting Filipino talents and stories to the world.

Cattleya Killer stars Arjo Atayde, the winner of Best Actor at the 2020 Asian Academy Creative Awards, along with Jake Cuenca, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Jane Oineza, Ria Atayde, Ricky Davao, Nonie Buencamino, and Christopher de Leon.

An Unwavering Love: A Mother's Journey Towards a Perfect Smile and Bright Future for Her Child

Mother’s Day is a special occasion to honor and celebrate the courage, triumphs, and unconditional love of mothers. For many mothers, their greatest joy is to see their children smile and have a bright future. 

However, for some mothers, this joy is not easy to achieve, as their children suffer from cleft lip and palate, a congenital condition that affects their appearance, speech, nutrition, and self-esteem. Their unwavering love became the driving force that propelled them toward a path of transformation and hope.

A Mother’s Plight to Achieving Great Joy

Take the case of Lina, a mother of four from Negros Oriental, who faced this difficult reality when her youngest daughter, Mary Joy, was born with a cleft lip and palate. She was saddened when she saw her daughter’s condition and blamed herself, wondering what she did wrong during her pregnancy. Upon learning of her daughter's diagnosis, Lina’s heart was filled with both love and concern, and wanted to give her the best care possible. 

WATERWALK RECORDS drops worship-themed compilation album, Sambahan

The 11-track release is written and composed by worship leaders from various Christian congregations in the Philippines

WATERWALK RECORDS, a music label focused on championing faith-based entertainment artists to the new, streaming generation, has released a compilation album filled with strong declarations of faith, worship, and love.

Dubbed SAMBAHAN, the new record compiles 11 inspirational tunes that are sung, composed, and produced by worship leaders of different Christian Churches and congregations. 

“SAMBAHAN is a compilation of original Tagalog worship songs written and composed via the KONEKOLAB Worship fellowship of Church-based songwriters, and interpreted by worship leaders,” says Jungee Marcelo, the label’s main producer and A&R. “The concept was developed within the KONEKOLAB ‘worship’ endeavor —- a convening of like-minded music artists who ‘connect and collaborate’ in an unconventional lab setting.”

Teen rapper Alex Bruce debuts feisty alter-ego in her new single “Betty Bruce”

The Filipino hip-hop prodigy celebrates free-thinking independence and womanhood in her latest bop 

Teen hip-hop sensation Alex Bruce unlocks a new alter-ego in the form of her new single, “Betty Bruce”—out today via Sony Music Entertainment. 

Reasserting her position as a feisty young rapper celebrating the importance of self-worth and womanhood, Bruce delivers confident verses over ominous beats and cutting, high-octane production. 

Gloc-9 Reminisces His Humble Beginnings In “Kamusta Ka Na”

Gloc-9 has a brand new offering this month of May!

Life comes full circle as our Paboritong Makata reminisces his humble beginnings as a dreaming lad from the municipality of Binangonan in Rizal, looking up at the starlit night wishing that one day he’ll become part of the constellation of famous rap stars. And from that certain perspective, he crafted a song called “Kamusta Ka Na”.

The song is simple yet profound introspection. It is a monologue where Gloc-9 chats to his young self; looking back to the tune when he took the road less travelled.

The journey of the seemingly countless rejections, armed with only his unwavering belief that with each trial he surpassed is one step closer to making his dream become a reality. 

Disney+ Unveils Sneek Peek At Upcoming Korean Titles

Featuring a first look at highly anticipated series including “Moving,” “The Worst of Evil” and more, today’s announcement gives audiences a taste of what’s to come in 2023 and beyond

Following a smash start to the year that saw Korean series Big Bet capture the cultural zeitgeist and become the most viewed Disney+ Original Series in Korea in its first week, Disney+ unveiled today its first look at a wealth of upcoming Korean Originals and Currents slated to debut on the service in 2023.

Fashion Designer Edgar San Diego All Set for Solo Fashion and Art Exhibit in New York and Hawaii

The Philippine American Friendship Community, Inc. (PAFCOM) in cooperation with the Philippine Consulate General of New York proudly presents  noted fashion designer EDGAR SAN DIEGO in a solo fashion and art exhibit entitled,

"HIBLA AT PINTA" on May 23 - 25, 2023 at the Philippine Center in New York.

Edgar San Diego will showcase his paintings, artworks and designs using Philippine materials and fabrics.

An established fashion designer of over 40 years, Edgar San Diego started his long romance with painting by incorporating delicate flora onto his beautiful Filipiniana gowns. 

Breaking barriers through digital healthcare, PH healthcare mega app mWell brings Hong Kong OFWs closer to Pinoy doctors

Responding to the need of Filipino migrant workers in Hong Kong for access to doctors who speak their language, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation’s (MPIC) mWell partnered with the Department of Migrant Workers to enable Overseas Filipino Workers (DMW) to conveniently consult Pinoy doctors using the mWell app.  The collaboration was launched at the town hall meeting with key DMW officials and leaders of the Filipino Community (FILCOM) at the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong. As the Philippines’ first and only health app available globally, this milestone marks the first step in mWell’s mission to bring healthcare closer to Filipinos in all parts of the world. 

"Dune: Part Two" trailer takes audiences back to the desert

Long live the fighters. The saga continues as award-winning filmmaker Denis Villeneuve embarks on the epic adventure “Dune: Part Two,” the next chapter of Frank Herbert’s celebrated novel “Dune.” The highly anticipated follow-up to 2021’s six-time Oscar-winning “Dune,” from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, opens in Philippine cinemas November 1, 2023. Watch the trailer. 


About “Dune: Part Two”

“Dune: Part Two” will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides as he unites with Chani and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee. 

Denis Villeneuve directed from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts based on Frank Herbert’s novel. The film is produced by Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Villeneuve, Tanya Lapointe and Patrick McCormick. The executive producers are Josh Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, Kim Herbert, with Kevin J. Anderson serving as creative consultant. Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer is again on hand to create the score.

R&B superstar Miguel unmasks hypnotic single “Give It To Me”

R&B superstar Miguel has unveiled his much-awaited new single “Give It To Me” via ByStorm Entertainment/RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment. The new release from Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/artist Miguel showcases his intoxicating vocals over hypnotic synths as he shares deeply personal feelings of desire, being desired, and all the in-betweens. The sounds are at once new and familiar, a multi-year labor of love showcasing that Miguel’s songwriting has not lost its enigmatic touch. 

It’s almost too serendipitous that Miguel’s emotional and violent rebirth is occurring at the same time as the strong charting success of “Sure Thing” from his debut album, All I Want Is You.  Thus far, it has been used in over 23 million videos on TikTok and currently stands at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Top 10 at radio in the US. It also hit the Top 5 in the UK and has been named the 6th biggest song of 2023 so far.

Manila Wrestling Federation Takes Circuit Makati by Storm in Jam-Packed “MWF: Republika 2023”

New Pinoy wrestling stars take center stage alongside bona fide wrestling legend TAJIRI 

The Manila Wrestling Federation (MWF), the country’s rapidly growing athletic entertainment brand, held its most successful show MWF: Republika 2023 last Sunday, April 30. The sold-out crowd at the Power Mac Center Spotlight PMCS Blackbox in Circuit Makati were taken on a thrilling ride of athletic feats as well as explosively entertaining stories and colorful, larger-than-life characters. 

The event was centered on the return of multi-time WWE Cruiserweight and Tag Team Champion, the “Japanese Buzzsaw” TAJIRI, who faced MWF’s resident religious zealot Bro. Jomar Liwanag in a breath-taking back-and-forth bout. A three-way showcasing international all-Pinoy talents – featuring “Mr. Philippine Wrestling” Jake De Leon, “The Queen of Philippine Wrestling” Crystal and Yappy from Ice Ribbon Japan also wowed the packed house, with Crystal surviving the gruelling match. 

Sam Heughan will make audiences fall for him as the romantic lead in "Love Again"

“It feels to me like the classic romcoms that you just don’t see anymore,” says producer Esther Hornstein of Love Again, a new love story opening exclusively in SM Cinemas on May 10. “Two heartbroken people in New York City – with different reasons for their heartbreak – find their way to each other, one knowingly, the other unknowingly. It has a lot of heart and very real characters.”

Watch the film’s trailer here:

One of those characters is Rob Burns, a music journalist who falls in love with the unknown woman who has been sending romantic messages to his work cell phone number – without knowing that the number, which used to belong to her late fiance – is currently being used by another person.

Whose side are you on? Meet the Transformers in "Rise of the Beasts"

Autobots, Maximals, Terrorcons. Are you ready for the big battle for Earth in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts? Directed by Steven Caple Jr. and starring Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback, the epic action adventure from Paramount Pictures arrives in Philippine cinemas June 7.

Watch the trailer:

Autobots, ROLL OUT.


(Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Wheeljack, Mirage, Arcee)