Tom Cruise and Christopher Mcquarrie team up again for their biggest Mission yet in “Dead Reckoning Part One”

For the filmmakers of Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One, the latest installment is a love letter to the whole Mission series. 

“It’s absolutely that,” says Tom Cruise, who reprises his now iconic role of Ethan Hunt in the film, which he also produces. “People who haven't seen the other Missions are going to enjoy this one as a standalone experience. And the people who have seen all the other Missions will have a whole other insight into it. The story we have is very special.” 

Watch the Rome car chase behind-the-scenes featurette:

Toyota Motor Philippines partners with Lalamove Automotive

Operators empowered to have Toyota Lite Ace transport their customers’ goods

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), Toyota Financial Services Philippines (TFS), Toyota Taytay, Rizal (TTR) and Lalamove Automotive partner to bring mobility to more Filipinos with the Toyota Lite Ace. From L-R: TTR Vehicle Sales Manager Fernando Lim, Lalamove Automotive Assistant Operations Manager John Vincent Tuazon, Lalamove Automotive Marketing Lead Mikee De Chavez, TTR President and General Manager Zellyn Lim, TMP Vice President for Sales Distribution Elijah Marcial, TMP Fleet Sales Distribution Head Patricia Hechanova, TTR Assistant Vehicle Sales Manager Faye Francese Calma, TMP Fleet Officer Michael Castañeda, TMP Fleet Specialist Masataka Asahi, TTR Assistant General Manager Connie Salang, TFS Provincial Sales Area Head Adrian Lobitana, TFS Provincial Sales Officer James Del Mundo and TFS Provincial Sales Officer Christian Jonir Fajardo.

Ben&Ben drops envelope-pushing single “Could Be Something,” announces international tour

The Filipino band is also set to debut the electronic-leaning track live in their upcoming 5-city international tour

After drawing more than 60 thousand fans for their homecoming concert last year and gaining accolades for their performance at Hong Kong’s Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival 2023, Filipino nine-piece collective Ben&Ben marks the introduction of a new era with the release of “Could Be Something” on June 30, Friday at midnight.

Signaling a new chapter of musical growth and evolution, Ben&Ben’s first single of 2023 is a big step forward. This time, the multi-awarded band infuses their guitar-driven folk/pop-rock roots with city pop elements, tropicalia beats, and twinkling production touches, for a more electronic-leaning track. Together with co-producers timothy Run and Sam Marquez, they collectively brought a new dimension to Ben&Ben’s sound. “We wanted the instrumentation and production to capture a more mature kind of hope, so we used slightly darker chords, coupled with tight rhythms, to bring out a unique kind of catharsis for the listener, for our Liwanag,” Ben&Ben explains in a collective statement. “Together with our co-producers, we built the soundscapes to reflect a lush, yet tighter than ever sound for the band.”

Kim Seon-Ho's Blockbuster 'The Childe' A Chilling Action About A Korean-Filipino Boy Hits Philippine Cinemas July 5

The highly anticipated debut movie of Kim Seon-Ho, "The Childe," is set to captivate audiences as it premieres in Philippine cinemas nationwide on July 5, 2023. Following its successful release in various countries, the film has garnered exceptional reviews and proved to be a blockbuster hit.

The movie tells the heart-pumping chase story of an amateur boxer who is of mixed Korean and Filipino (Kopino) heritage. Kang Tae-ju, a talented K-drama actor, portrays the protagonist who faces the struggles of life in Manila while caring for his ailing mother. Driven by the desire to reunite with his father in Korea and build a better future, Tae-ju's efforts to locate his father through a local agency have been unsuccessful. Suddenly, a delegation from South Korea arrives, disclosing that Tae-ju's father, the chairman of a prosperous business empire, wishes to meet his long-lost son before time runs out.

As Tae-ju embarks on a journey to Seoul, he finds himself accompanied by an enigmatic assassin, played by the renowned K-drama star Kim Seon-ho. The true intentions of this mysterious character remain unclear, leaving Tae-ju and the audience in suspense, questioning whether he is an ally or adversary. 

Smart and Dark League Studios join forces to further grow Esports in the Philippines

PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has teamed up with Esports event management and production team, Dark League Studios (DLS) to further advance Esports and empower aspiring gamers from the grassroots to level up to the pro leagues and become national athletes.

Smart and DLS will also work together to bring more exciting and immersive gaming experiences through the Smart GIGA Arena, the country's first all-in-one Esports platform that offers tournament experience to amateur players of popular games including Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Call of Duty Mobile, Player’s Unknown Battleground, and League of Legends Wild Rift.

Get to know BINI with “Podcast Ng Mga Walang Jowa”, now on Spotify

BINI’s first-ever podcast gives BLOOMS access to the personal side of their P-Pop idols

In celebration of their second anniversary, BINI has partnered with leading audio platform Spotify for their first-ever podcast, “Podcast Ng Mga Walang Jowa”. The podcast will give BLOOMS intimate access to the girls’ personal side beyond their music, as they speak on matters of the heart and share their experiences on relationships. 

Since debuting in June 2021, BINI has been winning the hearts of adoring fans and music lovers worldwide. Their chart-topping hits like  “Na Na Na” and “Born To Win,” coupled with their honey vocals and endless charms, have cemented the girls of BINI at the forefront of the vibrant P-Pop scene. 

Meet the mighty pups in the SUPER new trailer for PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie

This October, a new breed of superheroes hits the big screen. PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie is coming soon in Philippine cinemas. 

Watch the trailer:

About PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies and Spin Master Entertainment Present PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie.

Get Ready to be Enchanted: Cebu Aurora Music Festival Promises To Be Wilder And Better With Super Solid Lineup!


If you think the fun ended last April at Clark, think again.

Aurora Festival is back with a bang, promising to bring you an extraordinary live music experience and celebration of the OPM icons. So, this time around Titos, Titas and GenZ peeps, ready na ba kayo? We’re going to party hard at the Queen City of the South!

This September 16, 2023, the #CebuAuroraFest2023 is locked and loaded to captivate music lovers with an unforgettable experience, showcasing the best of local talent and the vibrant music festival atmosphere in Cebu! After all of the amazing scenes and moments last November 2022 at the 1st Cebu Aurora Fest and April at the Clark Aurora Music Festival, it’s about time to bring top-tier kind of magic to music aficionados in Visayas! 

OPPO Announces Last Call for Proposals to the 2023 Inspiration Challenge at VivaTech 2023

Viva Technology – The biggest startup and tech event in Europe, which brings together business leaders, startups and investors each year – took place over four days from June 14. OPPO returned for the second consecutive year to announce the final call for entries to the 2023 OPPO Inspiration Challenge and showcase some of the success stories from last year’s inaugural Inspiration Challenge.

During the event, OPPO Technology Strategic Planning Expert, Rabinovich Adi, delivered a speech on how technology can be used to create a better future for all. He also introduced the latest updates from the 2023 OPPO Inspiration challenge and invited a number of technology startups specializing in sustainability and accessible technology to demonstrate their innovations at the show.

Leaders Who Made The MWWM List 2023

Manila, Philippines—The Embassy of Malaysia hosted the yearly recognition rights under Asia Leaders Awards last June 26, 2023 with the theme: Shared Greatness. Conceptualized by Tag Media Group headed by its Chair, Robert Laurel Yupangco and CMO Andria Terese Nicolas, they presented the rising tigers and nation builders. 

Korean Crime Thriller "Shadow Detective" Returns July 5 Exclusively On Disney+

Detective Kim Taekrok returns for an explosive second season that sees the veteran police officer uncover a criminal conspiracy that goes deeper than anyone can imagine

After a stunning first season that had fans theorizing around-the-clock about the identity of the “Friend”, Detective Kim Taekrok returns for more unmissable drama in Shadow Detective season two, coming July 5, exclusively on Disney+.

Over a year and a half has passed since the disappearance of the “Friend” and Detective Taekrok is now a fresh transfer to the police force’s Women and Juveniles Unit. But before Taekrok can settle into the role, he is once again ripped away from his normal life when a mysterious explosion tears through Geumo city. Initially classified as an accident, Taekrok recognizes the explosion for what it is – murder - but the more he investigates, the deeper he plunges into an impossible labyrinth of lies and conspiracies.

Maise Peters New Album "THE GOOD WITCH" Out Now! Features Singles ‘BODY BETTER’, ‘LOST THE BREAKUP’ and ‘RUN’

“A glorious running of pure pop’s emotional gamut, ‘The Good Witch’ is an accomplished, bewitching listen” – DIY ★★★★

Ahead of her debut performance on Glastonbury’s iconic Pyramid Stage this afternoon, Maisie Peters has released her hotly anticipated new album, ‘The Good Witch’. 

Featuring singles ‘Body Better’, ‘Lost The Breakup’ and ‘Run’, Maisie’s second studio album, ‘The Good Witch’, is the official follow-up to her No. 2 BRIT Breakthrough certified debut, ‘You Signed Up For This’, and in many ways the older, wiser and scorned counterpart. Written in real time during her whirlwind 2022 touring schedule, ‘The Good Witch’ served as a time capsule for Maisie, enabling her to chronicle a period of time in which she was searching for balance between career highs and personal lows. Where ‘You Signed Up For This’ was an observational, coming-of-age record, ‘The Good Witch’ finds Maisie at her most introspective and self-reflective, drawing inspiration from the works of Joan Didion, J. M. Barrie, Greek mythology and Western movies; the record explores the complexities of romantic breakups, the preciousness of friendship and true value of self-worth.

Canva doubles down on education, surpasses 45 million education users globally

Founders Melanie Perkins, Cameron Adams, and Cliff Obrecht introduce Canva for Districts product at an education event hosted at the Canva’s new flagship Austin campus.

More than 45 million students and teachers across more than 600,000 schools around the globe are now embracing Canva for learning — an accelerating figure that has nearly doubled since 2022.

Canva’s extraordinary growth in education showcases the tremendous demand and appetite for its powerful visual learning tools in the classroom. Canva for Education has revolutionized the way visual learning is delivered, providing educators and students with a comprehensive suite of resources to foster creativity and enhance learning outcomes.

Catch Harrison Ford in the iconic and final globe-trotting adventure in “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” arriving in cinemas next Wednesday

Catch the final installment in cinemas as Indy dusts off his fedora and leather jacket for one final ride

Prepare for another thrilling cinematic adventure with “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.” Experience the legendary archaeologist’s epic final adventure as it arrives in cinemas next Wednesday, June 28.  Check the showtimes available here and book your tickets now!

Eastern Communications amplifies High Tech and High Touch initiatives

Telco strengthens ICT solutions and customer experience

Eastern Communications Vice President & Head of Product and Innovation Edsel Paglinawan tackles the evolution of Eastern’s connectivity and ICT solutions and identifies hero products that are most relevant to specific business industries.

Philippine premier telecommunications company Eastern Communications continues to champion its high-tech and high-touch promise, as it fortifies its offerings with up-to-date digital essentials and a more personalized customer experience.

This is not a drill! You can get up to Php 2,000 off HONOR phones this Payday Sale

Waiting for the right time to get your dream HONOR gadgets? Wait no more! Get Php 2,000 off when you buy on Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop from June 28 to July 2!

 HONOR Philippines, the country’s leading smart devices provider, just dropped exclusive deals and free shipping discounts nationwide this payday sale! From June 28 to July 2, you can get up to Php 2.000 worth of discounts via Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop!

Prime Video Announces Premiere Date and Debuts Official Trailer for Fit Check: Confessions of An Ukay Queen

The star-studded comedy-drama series stars Kim Chiu, alongside Jake Ejercito, Angel Aquino, Kylie Verzosa, and Christopher de Leon

Premiering July 6 exclusively on Prime Video in the Philippines and more than 240 countries and territories worldwide

Prime Video today announced the premiere date of Fit Check: Confessions of An Ukay Queen, an Amazon Original comedy-drama series, and debuted the official trailer. The eight-episode series, produced by ABS-CBN Entertainment and Dreamscape Entertainment, is set to premiere July 6 exclusively on Prime Video in the Philippines and more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Fit Check: Confessions of An Ukay Queen stars Kim Chiu, along with Jake Ejercito, Angel Aquino, Kylie Verzosa, and Christopher De Leon. Nuel Naval (Family Matters, The Love Affair) directed this series with a script from Genesis Rodriguez.

Doja Cat drops fiery new single “Attention”

GRAMMY award-winning global superstar Doja Cat releases her new track and music video “Attention” via Kemosabe Records/RCA Records/Sony Music Entertainment. The music video was directed and shot in Los Angeles last month by award-winning director, Tanu Muino (Harry Styles / Cardi B) and made its global broadcast premiere on MTV Live, MTVU, MTV Biggest Pop and across MTV’s global network of channels, as well as on the Paramount Times Square billboards. This is the first new track from Doja Cat, after she stormed the charts with her song, Vegas.

It's mid-year, it's time to level up with Maya!

Maya gives you more reasons to #SwitchToMaya with new features and exciting deals

It's June, and as we reach the mid-year mark, it's the perfect moment to level up and embrace new possibilities. And who better to accompany you on this journey than Maya, the no. 1 digital banking app in the Philippines.

With its new features and exclusive deals this month, Maya provides you with more reasons to #SwitchToMaya. Let's delve into what's new with Maya this June:

Not yet on Maya? Make that easy switch!

Say goodbye to frequent app downtimes and using multiple apps with Maya's seamless experience that's easy like a wallet and tough like a bank. It's also easier to move on to Maya with these exclusive deals for new users:

  • Up to 3x FREE cash in via InstaPay for three months
  • 5x FREE InstaPay transfers for three months
  • Up to 10% interest p.a. with Maya Savings​
  • FREE Maya card
  • P50 reward every time your friend uses your invite code to join Maya

TCL Introduces New Mini LED QLED TVs, Soundbars and Smart Home Devices, Delivering Immersive Entertainment to Audiences in the Philippines

TCL’s industry leading display technology delivers world class home theatre experiences alongside innovations that help consumers lead healthier, more connected lifestyles.

TCL Philippines and TCL Global Executives with TCL Philippines Brand Partner, Nico Bolzico, and Brand Endorser, Kathryn Bernardo

TCL, the leading consumer electronics brand and the world's top two TV brand, launches their newest range of home entertainment products and smart domestic tech appliances through their Grand Summit held last June 15, 2023 at the Grand Ballroom, Okada Manila.

CONFIRMED: The All-New Toyota Zenix is arriving in PH this June

Toyota Motor Philippines’ (TMP) drive to carbon neutrality continues to get stronger with the addition of the All-New Toyota Zenix to its Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) lineup.

The much-anticipated Toyota HEV will be officially launched in the country with retail sales starting on June 22, in all Toyota dealerships nationwide. 

As the pioneer in electrified mobility, TMP advocates for a multiple pathway approach to carbon neutrality. Part of this strategy is continuously expanding its range of electrified vehicles that are appropriate for current market and infrastructure conditions and are suitable for the customers’ needs.

Uratex Philippines Renews Partnership with Philippine Orthopaedic Association (POA)

Uratex, the leading foam company in the Philippines, reaffirms its commitment to provide quality sleeping products to all with the brand’s partnership agreement renewal with the Philippine Orthopaedic Association for another five years. 

The Philippine Orthopaedic Association (POA) is the national organization of orthopedic surgeons in the Philippines, dedicated to excellence in the delivery of orthopedic patient care, orthopedic training, and medical research. 

The renewed partnership between Uratex and the POA aims to strengthen the importance of sleep in the total health and well-being of individuals through the latter’s certification of Uratex-produced products. The partnership event was attended by representatives from both organizations led by Uratex Managing Director Peachy Medina and Uratex Sleep Business Director Stephen Lee with leaders from the Philippine Orthopaedic Association Dr. David Algar, President; Dr. Melito Antonio Ramos, Vice President;and Dr JaC Pimentel, Secretary.

Maynard Ngu Named Special Envoy to China to represent the President of the Philippines

Young, successful and as envoy to one of the most powerful country right now to promote trade, tourism and investments, Maynard S. Ngu, was just recently appointed as the Special Envoy to represent the President of the Philippines in China. His mission is to manage bilateral relationships, fostering communication, as well as providing insights that would focus on discussing the potential investments for both nations. As a Special Envoy he is entrusted with the task of looking after trade, investments, and tourism. He engages in discussions with business stakeholders to take full advantage of the extensive trade and other opportunities.

As Entrepreneur 

Mr. Ngu is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cosmic Technologies Incorporated, the company behind Cherry Mobile, a leading tech giant. Cherry Mobile entered the market in 2009, going head-to-head with global brands. Under Mr. Ngu's sharp business acumen, Cherry Mobile has continued to thrive as part of the conglomerate MSN Group of Companies.

After a decade, the company has evolved to further serve Filipinos by offering a comprehensive selection of products, from Internet of Things (loT) systems, home essentials to mobile phones.

CHERRY enables its consumers to experience a smart way of living by creating smart homes for convenience, efficiency and security.

The constant success has allowed them to give back to the underserved countrymen with sincerity. Through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm, CHERRY Cares has been actively creating substantial social impacts with education as their main thrust. Be it through technology and innovation or by means of improving the nation. CHERRY continues to defy the norm and transform one community at a time.

A bigger role representing not just a company but the whole Philippines, Mr. Ngu with his proven business strategy with vast knowledge and experience in making something a success will surely bring the Philippines in new heights.

Celebrate National Pink Day With "Barbie" On June 23

Get ready to see PINK!

Barbie has a special surprise for National Pink Day on June 23. In celebration of this day, Warner Bros. is unveiling something pink in the following malls across Metro Manila – SM North EDSA, Trinoma, Robinsons Magnolia, SM Megamall, Uptown Mall and SM Mall of Asia, along with a sweet surprise for the first 50 guests joining the pink surprise! 

Watch the trailer:

The unboxing is open to the public, with cosplayers joining in for photo opportunities and the first 50 lucky guests to take a photo will be given Krispy Kreme donuts as bonus treats. Tune in to @WarnerBrosPH Stories on Facebook and IG  for updates. 

“Barbie,” directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, opens in Philippine cinemas July 19. 

Young Cocoa celebrates a tale of two cities in new song “Fadeaway”

The sophisticated, hip-hop track will be part of his upcoming EP, Sari Sari

Filipino hip-hop artist Young Cocoa expresses great respect and honor to the two places that he calls home in a crossover track bursting with lush sounds and sophisticated melodies.

His new single “Fadeaway” serves as a love letter to Manila and Jakarta—two culturally distinct but vibrant cities that cultivated his upbringing and sense of self through the years.

Young Cocoa explains, “Fadeaway is about celebrating my two homes, Jakarta and Manila. I wanted to try and integrate my experiences into the song and translate it into a message where I take pride in owning both places that I truly call home.”

The “Spotify House” brings Filipinos’ listening to life

Immerse in a reimagined audio experience where music finds you

The leading audio platform has introduced “Spotify House”, a reimagined design experience that brings listening to life. Celebrating one’s music identity, Spotify spotlights its slate of playlists by working with local designers to turn the app into an imagined audio haven. Take a look inside the “Spotify House” and imagine what it's like if your favorite Spotify playlists become a music enclave.

Curated specially for Filipinos, the “Spotify House” showcases three much-loved music “rooms”: Hip-Hop, Nostalgia, and Rave. Each “room” is designed to capture Spotify’s in-app listening experience, where the right sounds and beats can find you “at every turn”, each time you press play.  

Richie Cuna Proves He's An Exceptional Entrepreneur With Successful Brands

It comes as no surprise that another recognition for the CEO and founder of Milkin Corporation, Mr. Richie Cuna is on the way, because of establishing three reliable and resilient brands Fiorgelato, Donburimix, Kurimi Milk Tea Bar.

They say for anyone to be successful in business, it takes instincts more than academic preparation to make it work. But our seasoned entrepreneur is quick to dispel that myth. He used both his academic preparation and wisdom gained from experience, to propel Milkin Corporation to its meteoric rise in the most unprecedented time in Philippine business history.

Since 2019, during the height of the Covid 19 lockdowns, the company has seen dynamic growth which is happening despite the discomfort brought about by challenges of the pandemic and post-pandemic. Clearly a big adjustment had to be made from the traditional business set-up to the hybrid model. But his experience to navigate uncharted waters in business, while simultaneously building pillars for community development, makes him a wizard at handling uncertainty. His vast network includes local and international affiliations. His most notable roles are composed of being a founding member of ICSB International Council for Small Business ( Founding Director), PCCI Qc ( Board of Trustee), PFA ( Philippine Franchise Association) Franchise Director for NCR. These functions helped him execute a strategic economic development plan.

Slay the Selfie with the new HUAWEI nova 11 series, available for pre-order!

The newest trendy smartphone line of Huawei nova series is now available for pre order starting at Php 11,999

HUAWEI has launched yet another exciting smartphone to join the very successful run of its innovations this year. With the brand’s careful watch over the growing needs of customers worldwide, the HUAWEI nova 11 Series is set to bring everyone’s A game for selfie and vlogging.

With the delicious backdrop of the Dessert Museum, this young and trendy flagship was unveiled last June 21 with the iconic nova DNA undertones brought by the youth’s passion for chasing their dreams and the confidence of facing the future. Guests were given the chance to test the nova series’ new innovations by documenting their experience at the launch.

Share your favorite BTS songs with the latest in-app experience on Spotify - My Top 5: BTS Songs

Celebrate the group’s 10th year anniversary with an exclusive interactive experience on Spotify!

Over the last decade, BTS has captured the world's attention, emerging as a cultural phenomenon and propelling K-pop onto the global stage. With an ARMY of devoted fans, BTS has touched hearts with their music — from fun, dance-worthy tunes to their heartfelt and moving songs.

To celebrate the 10-year journey of this powerhouse K-pop group and their incredible discography, leading audio platform Spotify and BTS launches today a curated love letter experience for Spotify listeners:  My Top 5: BTS Songs.

Century Tuna makes history with the biggest beach clean-up in Anilao for the Saving Our Seas campaign

Century Tuna Superbods, executives, and volunteers posing for a photo after their shore clean-up at Anilao in Mabini, Batangas

The Philippines is now taking more steps to achieve cleaner and livelier seas as Century Tuna kicked off its Saving Our Seas Campaign, becoming the biggest beach clean-up in the history of Mabini, Batangas. In partnership with the impact organization HOPE, and Aling Tindera’s Waste-to-Cash program which encourages the public to become responsible in plastic waste management — the country’s leading canned tuna brand aims to continue their Saving Our Seas program not just this year, but also in the years to come. 

Accelerating Journey toward Carbon Neutrality, Company Continues Efforts to Realize ESG Vision of ‘Better Life for All’

LG Electronics (LG) has joined RE100 (Renewable Energy 100), a global initiative advocating for businesses to convert to 100 percent renewable energy for all their electricity requirements. The decision to become an RE100 member is yet another example of its strong commitment to sustainability and to fulfilling its responsibilities as a global corporate citizen.

The company has finalized plans to convert all its business sites to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. To reach this goal, LG will gradually increase its usage of electricity from renewable sources, such as solar and wind power, to 60 percent by 2030 and 90 percent by 2040, arriving at its target of 100 percent by 2050.

Versatile Korean Star Seo In-guk's Highly Anticipated First Fan-Meeting in Southeast Asia to Take Place in Manila

The South Korean Superstar that we loved on hit Korean Drama series like Doom at Your Service (2021), Reply 1997 (2012), The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (2018), Shopaholic Louis (2016), and Cafe Minamdang (2022) is coming to Manila for an exclusive Fan Meeting!

That is right, friends! The very versatile South Korean actor, singer, and director Seo In-guk is ready to meet you all this coming August 12, 2023 for his first-ever grand Fan Meet in Southeast Asia. This event will take place at the New Frontier Theater at 6pm and is powered by EPIC Events, the same promoter that gave us the wonderful Clark Aurora Music Festival this year which was attended by over 50,000 festival goers.

According to EPIC, it is their very first ever Korean venture. "We are thrilled to bring Seo In-guk to Manila for his first-ever fan-meeting in Southeast Asia.” "This is an incredible opportunity for fans to connect with their favorite artist on a personal level and share their admiration for his talent. We have carefully curated an experience that will exceed expectations and leave a lasting impression on everyone," the promoter added.

5 moments that made the 2022-23 NBA Season epic

Rewatch the season that was – and more – with NBA League Pass powered by PLDT Home!

The 2022-23 NBA season has been nothing short of epic. From the league’s best players cementing their legacies to teams achieving historic feats, the NBA has provided some of the best storylines throughout the year – all of which Filipino fans can revisit through NBA League Pass powered by PLDT Home.

As the season culminates with the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets battling it out at the top, here’s a look back at some of its best moments:

Golden Haven Sets the Standard for Exquisite and Eco-friendly Columbariums

Golden Haven offers columbariums as a sensible
and environmentally friendly option to Filipinos.
Filipinos have always celebrated the lives and memories of their dearly departed in a time-honored way: providing them serene and tranquil memorial parks as their final resting places. After all, nothing trumps beautifully landscaped and verdant gardens for evoking eternal peace. In these solemn, contemplative settings, families are inspired to fondly reminisce on happy times spent with loved ones who have gone ahead. 

Such is how Golden Haven gained prominence in the Philippine deathcare industry through the years. As the country’s foremost developer of the most beautiful memorial parks, Golden Haven has also become its most trusted provider of premium deathcare services.

In an era marked by evolving memorial practices, Golden Haven remains at the forefront of constant innovation, this time offering columbariums as a sensible and environmentally friendly option to Filipinos who earnestly seek a most meaningful way to honor their loved ones. To accommodate their sentiments, Golden Haven presents its columbariums as graceful and personalized spaces for remembrance and reflection.

"No Hard Feelings" holds global premieres, opens in PH June 21

 To celebrate the upcoming release of outrageous R13-rated comedy No Hard Feelings, Jennifer Lawrence, Andrew Feldman and writer-director Gene Stupnitsky graced the red carpet in Madrid, London and Berlin for the film’s premieres.

Get ready to see the Oscar-winning Lawrence like you’ve never seen her before in No Hard Feelings, opening across Philippine cinemas June 21.

(Left photo, from left) Andrew Feldman, Jennifer Lawrence, and director Gene Stupnitsky at the London premiere for No Hard Feelings on June 12. 

"Star Wars: Ashoka" Launches Exclusively On Disney+ August 23

New, Original, Live-Action Series from Lucasfilm Features Rosario Dawson in the Title Role

Today, Disney+ revealed August 23 as the premiere date for Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: Ahsoka.” To celebrate the upcoming series, Disney+ also debuted a TV spot and released three images from the series.   

Set after the fall of the Empire, “Star Wars: Ahsoka” follows the former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy. 

TV5 Upgrading Reach Across The Philippines

In cooperation with Mediaquest, TV5 continues to expand its reach to serve viewers in more areas of the country.

Coverage has been improved in the provinces of Cebu, Negros Occidental and Guimaras in the Visayas as well as in the cities of Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and General Santos in Mindanao.

This follows earlier efforts to expand TV5’s reach in various areas, including Quezon City; Laoag, Ilocos Norte; Capas, Tarlac; Naga, Camarines Sur, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, and parts of Batangas Province.  

This June, TV5 has fired up new transmission towers to serve the areas of Kalibo, Aklan; San Jose, Mindoro; and Tuguegarao, Cagayan.  

TV5 then intends to bolster these efforts in the month of July by strengthening its reach in Olongapo, Zambales; the Southern Tagalog provinces of Laguna, Cavite and Batangas, as well as Baguio, and Mountain Province. 

Filipino newcomer Benj Pangilinan steps into the spotlight with debut single “Love, That’s Rare”

The eclectic pop track is penned by Benj himself, and produced by Grammy-nominated artist Xerxes Bakker 

Benj Pangilinan forges his own path in the music industry as one of Sony Music Entertainment’s newest recording artists in 2023. 

Coming from an esteemed lineage of established actors, music icons, and prominent entertainers, the promising newcomer is keen on proving skeptics wrong with an impressive debut that digs deep into young romance and nostalgia.

His new single “Love, That’s Rare” gazes wistfully at the complexities of love while acknowledging its effect on shaping one’s worldview—for better or worse. Benj wrote a song that transported him back to a specific time and place, helping him make sense of the conflicting emotions he was experiencing at the time.

Did The Flash Ran Beyond Its Challenges?

With the DCEU down to its last movies as it revives into a new era, we appreciate the DC fim closing the saga and the characters it brought, giving us powerful action and amusement  with powerful superheroes and villains. And it has been rumored that the new movie The Flash directed by Andres Muschietti will impact the current universe and it transitions into a new saga.

Headlined by Ezra Miller who played Barry Allen/The Flash in the Justice League, many wanted that all members should have their own individual movies. In the comics, The Flash is indeed pivotal with the change between universes that will also introduce the faces of our beloved superheroes. It was also impressive that Ezra Miller did differentiate the two Barrys thinking that they are separate actors.

Changing the timeline is not something new in superhero movies but they did weave a cohesive story that addresses also other time travel laws, paradoxes, and connects them into the multiverse predicament as well. Though expect not all questions will be given an answer, the set up at least avoids any major plot holes that critics would like to pick on.

Experience Magic with HONOR Magic5 Pro, available nationwide on June 16!

Hurry! You can now get your hands on the new HONOR Magic5 Pro starting June 16 at select HONOR concept and partner retail stores or online at Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop!

You can now get your very own HONOR Magic5 Pro starting June 16, 2023 for Php 59,990! The leading smart devices provider in the country, HONOR Philippines, recently launched its latest flagship available both offline and online.

“We are proud to finally bring the best flagship smartphone in the Philippines and starting June 16, HONOR fans can get their hands on the new HONOR Magic5 Pro. Experience the real magic with its powerful camera, display, and water resistance feature,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.

Catch Wong Kar Wai’s “Happy Together” on the big screen and other award-winning Pride movies only at Cinema ‘76

Cinema ’76 Film Society celebrates Pride Month with special limited screenings of critically acclaimed and awarded LGBT films.

Regarded as one of the best LGBT movies ever made, “Happy Together” is a 1997 Cannes-winning romantic drama directed by renowned Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai and features stellar performances from its stars Tony Leung and the late Leslie Cheung as two lovers caught in a turbulent affair.  This film is a must-see not only for fans of Queer Cinema but also fans of the celebrated auteur. "Happy Together" is considered one of Wong Kar-wai’s best works along with films like “Chungking Express” and “In the Mood for Love” and cinephiles shouldn’t miss the chance to see this masterpiece on the big screen.  

Filipino bedroom-pop soloist raven relives teenage romantic encounter in new song “Sinta”

Filipino singer-songwriter/producer raven expresses affection towards his special someone in the new single “Sinta,” out today via Sony Music Entertainment.

According to raven, the song is inspired by slice-of-life anime shows and his personal encounters with love. 

“On Sinta, I’ve traveled back in time to relive some of my most memorable romantic experiences,” narrates the Balcony Entertainment act. “It’s my way of honoring teen love in its purest form.”

Fra Lippo Lippi’s two-day concert in the Philippines, happening this week!

Fra Lippo Lippi will be staging a two-day concert this week: The Theatre at Solaire on June 16, 2023, Friday, and the Santa Rosa Sports Complex on June 17, 2023, Saturday.

The Norwegian pop act, headed by lead vocalist and keyboardist Per Sorensen, returns in Manila and Laguna for a concert that asserts their influence as one of the defining acts of the new wave era. 

Earlier this month, Fra Lippo Lippi’s Per Sorensen guested at ABS-CBN’s Showtime to promote his upcoming two-day concert, produced by DMC Philippines. He also expressed his gratitude to the Filipino fans who have shown unwavering love and support to his music during an intimate press con last June 12, 2023 at the Kingsford Hotel in Paranaque City, Metro Manila.

A Whole New World, If Ever You're IN My Arms Again: Peabo Bryson Is Making 3 STops In His PH Concert Tour 2023

Ovation Productions brings back the top-tier adult contemporary balladeer, Peabo Bryson in the Philippines. The two-time GRAMMY winner and Living Legend Trumpet Awardee is set to hold his Philippine concert tour 2023 in Manila on July 19 at the New Frontier Theater, in Cebu on July 21 at the Waterfront Hotel, and in Davao on July 23 at SMX Convention Center.  

Robert Peabo Bryson has established a career as one of the premier male vocalists in contemporary music of the last quarter century. Bryson’s first break came during a recording session at Atlanta’s Bullet/Bang Records. The young singer caught the ear of the label’s then-general manager, Eddie Biscoe. Biscoe signed Bryson to a contract as a writer, producer, and arranger and encouraged. Bryson to perform his own songs. For several years Bryson worked with hometown bands and wrote and produced for Bang. In 1976, he released his debut LP, “Peabo”. The project featured Peabo composing nearly all of the songs (some with the great Thom Bell), a young Luther Vandross among the background vocalists, and sexy black film star Tamara “Cleopatra Jones” Dobson showing him love on the back jacket. 

REVIEW: Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

After so many years, there is still a lot of clamor for transformer movies which rakes in millions of dollars in the box office. Despite having to change some of the lead  human characters,  the real stars are still the transformers.

And with such extensive lore, there are still a lot of stories that can be produced and transformers to be introduced. Though Optimus Prime and Bumblebee remain as crowd favorites for the franchise and should always have an appearance. 

This time we are now introduced to the Maximals in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, wherein we are also introduced to two new human characters, Noah Diaz and Elena, each being a specialist in their own fields. Maximals take the form of beasts which are bound to protect a certain key that is connected to a big villain in the franchise, Unicron. New favorite autobots for me is Mirage voiced by Pete Davidson, which has that comedic connection and charisma among all of the robotic aliens for the film.

Show Your Love on Father’s Day with Thoughtful Gift Ideas from Mocasa

 Treat your dad and show how much you love him with Mocasa


Father’s Day is fast approaching. If you haven’t figured out what to give the special guy on this special day, here are some thoughtful and trendy ideas that you can consider and get with Mocasa.


Mocasa is the Philippines’ first credit payment service app that allows you to pay later, anywhere. Simply download the app, apply for a credit account, submit all necessary documents (like government IDs and proof of income), and get approved within a few minutes. Once approved, you can easily buy gifts for your dad at 0% interest for up to 50 days.

"Transformers: Rise of the Beasts" Rolls Out To A Roaring US$171 Global Opening Weekend, Opens AT. No. 1 In PH

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts crushed its competition at the global box office with a massive weekend opening of US$171 million at the worldwide box office. 

In the Philippines, the film debuted at No.1 on its five-day opening weekend, nabbing a huge chunk of the market share.

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The seventh installment in the Transformers franchise, Rise of the Beasts shows Optimus Prime and the rest of the Autobots teaming up with a whole new breed of Transformer – the Maximals – who join them as allies in their epic battle to save Cybertron and Earth against Unicron and the Terrorcons. The film has scored high among audiences, with an 88% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, as of writing. 

World Gin Day 2023 Celebrated With 'Gin Is In' White Party

World Gin Day is back and Ginebra San Miguel continues the celebration with new ways of celebrating the fascinating things that can be done with gin. This year, GSM wants to show the ‘Cool, Clear, and Versatile’ quality of gin with a white party bringing partners, celebrities and media for a kick-off celebration that will be also experienced in many places in the country.

Known as the maker of the world’s no. 1 selling gin, Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI) has been a household brand for Filipinos and also manufactures a wide range of liquors and beverages enjoyed by millions and has become a part of the Pinoy lifestyle. World Gin Day is celebrated worldwide on the second Satrday of June and GSM is the first to bring the festivities in Asia back in 2014. That year, GSMI marked the 180th year of its flagship brand, Ginebra San Miguel. Today, gin enthusiasts look forward to GSMI’s month-long activities, which not only celebrate gin’s enduring influence on our drinking culture but also its role in celebrations, fiestas, gatherings, and even our everyday triumphs.

Independence Day Made More Meaningful with indigent children at the National Housing Authority by Metro Manila Clubs of Kiwanis

Independence Day is a celebration nationwide in the Philippines and a time for a lot of Filipinos for a vacation since it’s also a national holiday but to some of the Kiwanians under Philippine Luzon District in Division 3A; Mckinley, Malate West, Makati, Manila Bay, Pasay, Pasay North and Pasay Eagle, they made sure that 1000 kids from National Housing Authority will enjoy the freedom they are experiencing today. 

Headed by Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas, Lieutenant Governor for that Division which is composed of the Metro Manila clubs, they launched the feeding, medical mission and gift giving for the children that resides inside the National Housing Authority in Barangay Santo Tomas, Calauan, Laguna headed by Captain Rommel Belano. 

PascualLab: Spreading #PascualLove or Over Seven Decades

One of the top-of-mind pharmaceutical companies in the Philippines¹ celebrates 77 years of delivering quality and family-friendly health and wellness products. 

On its 77th year of bringing quality, family-friendly health and wellness products to Filipinos, Pascual Laboratories, Inc. (PascualLab) continues to spread #PascualLove, reaffirming its commitment to pursue its vision of Strong, Healthy Families. 

Pioneering Innovations 

Since it was founded in 1946 to help address the health needs of Filipinos during the post-war era, PascualLab has been constantly at the forefront of providing quality health innovations through its products. Among its purposeful innovations are Vitex negundo L. Lagundi Leaf (Ascof Lagundi)*, the first and the No. 1 Lagundi cough remedy in the market², and WellGreens, a line of premium organic supplements that go through a 13-step quality assurance process and that are certified pure organic by the EU and USDA, certified for Good Agricultural Practices by the Department of Agriculture, and Halal by the Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines.

Darren Espanto, Cassy Legaspi got a glimpse into the making of Disney and Pixar's "Elemental" at Pixar Animation Studios

The latest film from the studio that brought "Inside Out," arrives in cinemas on Wednesday, June 14

Darren and Cassy at a private screening of Disney and Pixar's "Elemental"

Darren Espanto and Cassy Legaspi got to dive deep into “Elemental” and were transported to Element City to meet its residents during their recent visit to the Pixar Animation Studios in California. The pair set hearts aflutter as they documented and shared their adventures on their social media pages.

NCT DoJaeJung’s Scented Symphony: Perfume Fancon In Manila

We heard you Czennies! New seat plan, T-STAGE, and more perks for NCT DoJaeJung’s Scented Symphony: Perfume Fancon in Manila on June 24 at SM Mall of Asia Arena.  

Ticketing time for NCT DJJ is scheduled at 12:00 p.m. PHT on June 4 (Sunday) via SM Tickets to let fans prepare and get their desired seats for the fancon. Tickets are priced at 11,750 (SVIP), 10,750 (VIP), 9,750 (Patron), 8,750 (Lower Box A), 7,750 (Lower Box B) 4,750 (Upper Box), and 2,750 (General Admission), all with perks and fan benefits. Plus 100 SEND OFF slots have been added to SVIP and Lower Box tiers.