Heart of Stone Soon On Netflix

HEART OF STONE is the unmissable action film starring Gal Gadot as Rachel Stone with Alia Bhatt, Jamie Dornan, and Matthias Schweighöfer premieres on August 11, only on Netflix.

Rachel Stone (Gal Gadot) appears to be an inexperienced tech, on an elite MI6 unit headed up by lead agent Parker (Jamie Dornan). What her MI6 team doesn't know is that Stone actually works for the Charter — a covert peacekeeping organization, secret even from other spies, which uses cutting-edge technology to neutralize global threats. Rachel has been trained to be the consummate professional: a phenomenal field agent who sticks to the mission, follows the numbers, and trusts no one. When a routine mission is derailed by mysterious hacker Keya Dhawan (Alia Bhatt), Rachel’s two lives collide. As she races to protect the Charter and strives to beat the odds, her humanity might just be her biggest asset.

Jason Statham always keen to do his own stunts in “Meg 2: The Trench”, says director

Action star Jason Statham loves stunt work.  

According to Ben Wheatley, director of “Meg 2: The Trench,” Statham is always keen to do as many of his own stunts as possible. Anytime the actor is seen powering a jet ski through the water, that is indeed Statham. Wheatley offers, “Because the physics of a face are hard to fake – you have to be upside down to really look like you are upside down – we had Jason on this kind of giant hand drill setup, and we’d pull the trigger and spin him around, firing water at his face. He wanted as few gimbal shots as possible, almost all of it is him – obviously not jumping a giant wave, but him riding a jet ski very, very quickly. And scarily, we were all at the monitors, saying, “Please come back all right!””

Globe At Home GFiber Prepaid advances digital access and literacy

Recognizing the crucial role that internet access and digital literacy play in socio-economic development, Globe is committed to bridging the digital divide in the Philippines through its latest innovative solution, Globe At Home GFiber Prepaid.

GFiber Prepaid is designed to bring fast and reliable internet service to every Filipino household through its affordable fiber connectivity.

While digital connectivity has become a ubiquitous part of modern living, not all communities have equal access to its benefits. According to a joint study by Thinking Machines and the Asian Development Bank, the average internet speed disparity between the wealthiest and poorest cities in the country was a significant 21.03 Mbps as of 2020.

TCL Philippines Collaborates with TESDA to Empower Healthy Food Preparation and Culinary Skills Training

(L-R) TCL Brand Manager Joseph Cernitchez, TCL Marketing Head Shae Yu Xiaoling, Product Manager for Washing Machine and Refrigerator Eric Li, TESDA Manila District Director Niña Connie G. Dodd and Supervising TESD Specialist Eugene P. Agcaoili during the MOU Signing Ceremony

TCL, the leading consumer electronics brand and the world’s Top 2 TV brand, announces its partnership with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to donate the newest TCL’s AAT Inverter+ Refrigerators and training supplies to TESDA Technology Institution (TTI) Beneficiaries in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Toyota is Gilas Pilipinas’ official mobility partner for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023

Leading mobility company Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has turned over two units of its 29-seater mini bus, the Toyota Coaster, to the Gilas Pilipinas national basketball team. The vehicles will be used by the team, the management, and coaching staff during Gilas Pilipinas’ stint at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 being co-hosted by the Philippines from August 25 to September 10. Photo shows Gilas Pilipinas player pool members AJ Edu, Jamie Malonzo, Kiefer Ravena, Dwight Ramos, and June Mar Fajardo, together with TMP Director and Member of the Board Vince Socco (2nd from left), MediaQuest & Cignal TV President and CEO Jane J. Basas (5th from left), Gilas Pilipinas team manager Butch Antonio of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (3rd from right), and TMP Vice President for Marketing Services Elvin Luciano (rightmost). Aside from being the official mobility partner of Gilas Pilipinas, TMP is also one of the local event sponsors of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

British singer-songwriter James Arthur scores another viral hit in Asia with “Car’s Outside”

The song has peaked at No. 34 of Spotify Philippines, and has charted inside the top 10 of Spotify Indonesia and Malaysia for several weeks

Photo Credit: Edward Cooke

British singer-songwriter James Arthur has gone viral in the Philippines with the growing popularity of “Car’s Outside,” an old song off his 2019 album, YOU.

The uptick in demand comes from the piano-driven ballad’s resurgence on the short-form video app TikTok. To date, the rousing ditty has garnered more than 500,000 videos on TikTok alone, including combined original and sped-up versions. 

“Car’s Outside” also proved to be popular on streaming, as it peaked at No. 34 of the Spotify Philippines’ Chart, becoming one of the surprise hits of 2023. 

Disney+ Reveals New Trailer And Key Art For "Star Wars: Ahsoka"

Original Series from Lucasfilm Launches Exclusively on Disney+ August 23 with First Two Episodes

Today, Disney+ released an exciting new trailer and key art for Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: Ahsoka” and also announced that the series debut on August 23 will kick-off with the first two episodes. 

Check out the featurette “Journey to Ahsoka” to learn more about the series from its creators and stars. 

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.

"Ahsoka" stars Rosario Dawson, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ray Stevenson, Ivanna Sakhno, Diana Lee Inosanto, David Tennant, Lars Mikkelsen and Eman Esfandi. The episodes are directed by Dave Filoni, Steph Green, Peter Ramsey, Jennifer Getzinger, Geeta Vasant Patel and Rick Famuyiwa. Dave Filoni is the head writer and executive producer along with Jon Favreau, Kathleen Kennedy, Colin Wilson and Carrie Beck. Karen Gilchrist serves as co-executive producer. 

#ManualToJapan: Nagoya City Science Museum

Aside from shopping and events, Nagoya also offers an educational experience with the Nagoya City Science Museum. Located in Sakae, near the shopping district and Mirai tower, is the impressive architecture of the museum with its two buildings joined by a massive spherical structure which is where the planetarium is located. From afar it seems like a spaceship, or the death star from Star Wars though indeed the feeling is something astronomical and somehow futuristic. This is also how I felt when I went to The Mind Museum in BGC. In this case, it is much bigger and much exciting with what it can offer.

Shorts & Briefs 9 At Draper Start Up House This August 6-27, 2023

Shorts & Briefs 9 by EKSENA PH, is an independently produced “THEATRE FESTIVAL” of short and brief  Plays (10-12min plays) that features ONLY 1st time theatre makers and performers. It’s been running for 9 years. This year they are back to the LIVE theatre scene celebrating 9 years with 8 live shows on all Sundays of AUGUST. Debuting this season are 8 set of Plays featuring New faces in the theatre Scene. This year SNB 9 will also feature original stories from New and Upcoming Playwrights. 

It will be staged at DRAPER STARTUP HOUSE in Poblacion Makati, All Sundays of August starting August 06-27.  Showtime is at 2pm and 7pm every Sunday. DRAPER is a 80-seater venue, is located at 5048 P. Burgos Street, Poblacion, Makati, Philippines.   

This year SNB 9 will feature original stories from New and Upcoming Playwrights. 

Dominic Fike drops new album, Sunburn

Photo by Bethany Vargas

Dominic Fike has finally released his sophomore album Sunburn via Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment. The album finds him returning to his native Florida, examining the culture and environments in which he was raised that are unique to the Sunshine State. Included in the album's release is the standout track, "Mona Lisa," which Dom created with longtime collaborator Kenny Beats and was also featured in the box office-topping film Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Director Ben Wheatley talks about why he wanted to helm “Meg 2: The Trench”

Ben Wheatley is known for directing horror, but his best-known work include the quiet sort of horror from psychological thrillers like "Kill List" and thrilling mysteries like "Rebecca" – as opposed to screamfests such as "Meg 2: The Trench."

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/HwokLHOYd5c

What made Wheatley want to direct the sequel to the surprise 2018 hit "The Meg"? 

"There’s something very blue-collar about all of it, the nuts and bolts, and they’re not superheroes," Wheatley told Total Film magazine in 2021 of the characters of the "Meg" movies. "Even though they do quite outlandish stuff, there’s a vulnerability to them, which is exciting. There’s something about the superhero genre where, much as I enjoy it, as it gets bigger and bigger and bigger, there’s problems with the way they’re just invulnerable. That lessens the tension. I like human risk. That side of it is interesting to me."

foodpanda, NBA team up for electrifying 'Ball Like a Panda' activities

Leading online food and grocery platform foodpanda recently rounded up a series of activities as part of its ongoing partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA).

As NBA’s first Official Online Food Delivery Platform Partner in the Philippines, foodpanda co-hosted various NBA tentpole events and launched promotions providing foodpanda app users the chance to win bona fide NBA prizes and exclusive perks.

The premier sports league and leading food and grocery platform officially launched their partnership last February of this year, teaming up to bring convenience and sports entertainment in just a few taps. 

Make the switch to a better and healthier living with TCL's AAT+ Inverter Refrigerator

Nowadays, people are becoming more conscious with their food choices.  Some choose to go on a diet and others do rigorous preparation on their food. TCL, the leading consumer electronics brand and the world's top two TV brand, gives you more reasons to make the big switch on having a better and healthier living with their newly launched TCL AAT+ Inverter Refrigerator.

Dubbed as TCL’s flagship smart fridge with health and energy-saving benefits, the TCL AAT Inverter+ Refrigerator is equipped with smart functions to keep your food properly stored before you prep your meal.

Freshness as its finest with Energy Saving Aspect

The TCL AAT Inverter+ Refrigerator has Automatic Anion-releasing Technology (AAT), a special mineral material that is added into the fridge cabinet inner with the following advantages such as bacteriostatic, purification, antioxidation and dustproofing. It only means that your food is 99.99% free from bacteria. 

HONOR to release a Camera Beast on August 15?

Get ready to meet the newest addition to HONOR’s powerful lineup of smartphones on August 15, 2023 – this time boasting an industry-leading 200MP Rear Camera!

After releasing back to back powerful products, it’s not over yet for HONOR Philippines. The leading smart devices provider in the country is set to release its newest iteration to its impressive line of HONOR devices on August 15, 2023!

Take a peek into the wonderful world of “Wonka” with first official trailer

The best things in life begin with a dream. Find out how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. Starring Timothée Chalamet, “Wonka” opens in Philippine cinemas January 8, 2024. Watch the trailer. 

YouTube: https://youtu.be/Wxqgo3RvV9I

About “Wonka”

Based on the extraordinary character at the center of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, “Wonka” tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today. “Wonka” is an intoxicating mix of magic and music, mayhem and emotion, all told with fabulous heart and humor. Starring Timothée Chalamet in the title role, this irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, chock-full of ideas and determined to change the world one delectable bite at a time—proving that the best things in life begin with a dream, and if you’re lucky enough to meet Willy Wonka, anything is possible.

It’s binge time - London's criminal underworld returns with ‘Gangs of London’ Season 1 & 2 to stream exclusively on Lionsgate Play from July 28

Watch the new season of Gangs of London starring Sope Dìrísù and Waleed Zuaiter exclusively on Lionsgate Play for an action-packed thriller that’ll keep you at the edge of your seat

Venture back into the seedy underbelly of London's criminal world when Gangs of London returns to Lionsgate Play for its second season. After the violent events of Season 1, the map and soul of London have been redrawn, with surviving gangs scattered and new brutal leaders in power. The ruthless Koba (Waleed Zuaiter) and his paramilitary enforcers now hold a complete monopoly over London's drug trade, but opposition is brewing as hidden agendas and surprising alliances come to light. As old foes are forced to work together and family members betray each other, new players emerge, leading to a battle for London's soul. Starring Sope Dìrísù, Michelle Fairley, and Brian Vernel, Gangs of London Season 1 and 2 promises to be an unforgettable ride. Stream it exclusively in the Philippines on Lionsgate Play from July 28

Experiencing “Milestone Anxiety”? tick, tick…BOOM! is your safe space

Adulting sucks; thank God for tick, tick…BOOM! 

According to ExploringYourMind.com, milestone anxiety is defined as “the psychological pressure that people experience when they perceive that they haven’t yet met many of their expectations and life goals.” Some life milestones include buying a home, getting married, having kids and more. Just last year, UK-based organization Relate discovered that this milestone anxiety is rising among millennials and Gen Z members. The early 30s seem to be a real “crunch point”—by age 30, young adults are expected to have their lives together.

Anxious about turning 30 (or getting older)? Say less.

There’s a musical that says it all—one that was written decades ago, but is still relevant to our milestone anxiety-ridden generation. 

From Vision to Vows: Bringing Dream Weddings to Life

Wedding planner Hannah Nuque-Carizon shares the beginning of their business, their struggles, inspiration and how they make couple’s dream weddings come true with Canva.

In the bustling world of wedding planning, one entrepreneur stands out for her dedication, creativity, and the exceptional services she provides to couples—Hannah Nuque-Carizon, owner of the events management business Hulyo Trece Management Services.

Organizing events, especially life milestones like weddings, requires meticulous planning and attention to detail. Her previous role as a Business Process Manager prepared her with the critical skills needed to thrive in her business.

“We’ve been operating since 2016 and started with crafting invitations and souvenirs, photography service and later on have invested in equipment and more items in order to provide full event planning services of course with the help of outside suppliers,” Hannah shares.

It Starts Here: Toyota Motor Philippines launches the all-new Wigo

Leading mobility company Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has unveiled the latest major update of its best-selling hatchback, the All-New Toyota Wigo. 

Known to be a preferred first car, the All-New Wigo features a bold redesign paired with improved technology and driving performance, reinforcing its position as the Filipinos’ reliable, practical, and easy to use mobility partner in starting any life journey. 

During the launch program held at the Trinoma Activity Center in Quezon City, TMP showcased its lineup of the All-New Wigo featuring an improved driving platform and appearance. The well-loved Toyota vehicle is getting a combination of a sportier look and easy driving—ideal for those looking for a quality daily driver that gives a good impression. 

PhilPop Himig Handog Songwriting Festival announces top 12 finalists for main competition

The two music institutions have recently launched PhilPop Himig Handog Songwriting Festival, an initiative that champions the next wave of recording superstars and industry titans.

PhilPop Himig Handog Songwriting Festival continues its commitment to empowering the future generation of music industry professionals and hitmakers through its sustainable, world-class mentorship program.

The collaborative project, which was produced and presented by songwriting institutions PhilPop and Himig Handog, kicked off with a Digicamp series that is carefully designed to develop the skillset of aspiring participants in the fields of songwriting, music arrangement and recording, branding, marketing, career development, and intellectual property.

Official trailer for Ridley Scott’s new action epic “Napoleon" released

He came from nothing. He conquered everything. From acclaimed director Ridley Scott and starring Oscar®-winner Joaquin Phoenix, Napoleon is coming soon to cinemas. Watch the action epic’s official trailer now.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/s021DC4_Rcc

About Napoleon

Napoleon is a spectacle-filled action epic that details the checkered rise and fall of the iconic French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, played by Oscar®-winner Joaquin Phoenix. Against a stunning backdrop of large-scale filmmaking orchestrated by legendary director Ridley Scott, the film captures Bonaparte's relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his one true love, Josephine, showcasing his visionary military and political tactics against some of the most dynamic practical battle sequences ever filmed.

Award-winning social business SATO launches innovative sanitation and hygiene solutions in the Philippines

SATO, the social business part of the LIXIL Group, has just launched in the Philippines, bringing its innovative, aspirational and affordable sanitation and hygiene products to consumers and institutions in rural and peri-urban areas who need off-grid solutions. On May 17, 2023 at Okada Manila, SATO introduced its product line to decision makers, business leaders, and potential partners in the country. 

The launch coincides with the brand’s 10th anniversary and is aligned with SATO’s purpose to empower people to have a better life, every day, and enjoy a brighter future, through innovative sanitation and hygiene solutions. The launch in Southeast Asia is another step towards achieving LIXIL’s goal to improve the lives of 100 million people by 2025.  

SATO’s sanitation and hygiene products offer a practical and affordable solution to around 7 million Filipinos who still open defecate or use unimproved toilets. In addition, more than 20 million people have inadequate hand washing facilities at home, according to WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP).

The new range of products will also be instrumental in supporting the country as the Philippine government works to attain Zero Open Defecation (ZOD) status and achieve universal access to safe and adequate sanitary facilities by 2028.  

9 Works Theatrical presents Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick… BOOM!

Fear or Love, Baby?

tick, tick…BOOM!: A Must-Watch for All Artists and Creatives

If you’re a struggling artist or creative, odds are, you’ve found yourself asking this question: Will you pursue the passion that makes your life worth living? Or will you pursue a career that makes a living?

This is the story of our protagonist Jon in the musical tick, tick… BOOM! Jon is an aspiring composer who is about to turn thirty and is growing increasingly anxious about his future in theater. Pressure mounts when his girlfriend, Susan, hounds him about leaving New York to start a family and seek a more stable profession. Tensions also rise when his best friend Michael—an erstwhile actor-turned marketing executive—tries to convince him to join the fold.

Amidst it all, Jon hears a constant ticking–a reminder that he is getting older, with little to show.

From thrilling sports action to drama, you can find all these shows on Cignal TV

A relaxing weekend at home calls for a perfect bonding time with the family. You can stay-in and huddle in front of the TV while watching your favorite shows and feasting over your comfort homecooked meals.

Fortunately, you have everything at home to make this possible with the new PLDT Home Fiber Unli All Plan, which comes with unli internet, landline with unli mobile calls, and unli entertainment from Cignal TV.  

From the world’s biggest sports events to the hottest movies and shows, here are the best shows to watch on Cignal TV:

Toyota Motor Philippines kicked off a thrilling 2023 season of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) started a thrilling 2023 season of its motorsports events with the first local round of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Gran Turismo Cup Philippines (TGR GT Cup PH) last June 28, 2023 and the first of three legs of the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup 2023 (TGR Vios Cup) last July 1, 2023.

E-motorsport fans around the country gathered to watch the first round of the 2023 TGR GT Cup PH last June 28, 2023—the first of its three qualifying rounds. The first round featured the Tsukuba Circuit racetrack and the GR 86 as the sim car.

Meet the Cast of 9 Works Theatrical’s tick, tick…BOOM!

tick, tick…BOOM! restaging to star Jef Flores and Khalil Ramos

Jonathan Larson’s rock monologue comes alive once more!

9 Works Theatrical (9WT), one of the Philippines’ premier production companies, is reopening its theater doors after a three-year hiatus with a restaging of Jonathan Larson’s tick, tick…BOOM! After a successful run in 2016, and hot on the heels of the critically-acclaimed Netflix adaptation, 9WT has chosen Larson’s rock monologue as its comeback production. Theater fans and even film enthusiasts couldn’t be more excited!

tick, tick… BOOM!  follows the story of Jon, a struggling musical composer who is turning 30 but has yet to make his mark. Uncertain if pursuing his artistic ambitions is worth the struggle, he navigates life by composing musicals while juggling his relationship with his girlfriend, Susan. Susan—a dancer, who teaches ballet to “wealthy and untalented children”—experiences the same artistic/existential crisis, and longs to move out of New York to find a more stable and secure future. The show also introduces Michael, Jon’s best friend, an erstwhile actor who has chosen to pursue a more lucrative path as a marketing executive. 

Disney+ Launches Robust Lineup Of New APAC Shows For Second Half of 2023 and Beyond

Korean tentpole title “Moving” to premiere August 9 amid full slate of new drama series and music-documentaries from Korea, and Japanese live-action and anime

Promotional stills from left to right, top to bottom: “Moving”, “Soundtrack #2”, “The Worst of Evil”,

“Tokyo Revengers: Tenjiku Arc”, “BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star” and “Dragons of Wonderhatch”

7th HONOR Experience Store now open in SM City North EDSA!

Great news for HONOR fans up north! HONOR officially opened its 7th experience store in SM City North EDSA.

In pursuit of providing quality service and making it more accessible to its aggressively growing market in the country, HONOR Philippines has unveiled yet another experience store, now in SM City North EDSA Annex located at 4/F Cyberzone.

“As our HONOR fans grow, it is our duty to bring our wide array of offerings closer to them. We are now in six stores nationwide – SM City Fairview, SM City Consolacion Cebu, SM City Marilao, SM City Grand Central, SM City Makati, and now are more than excited to officially open our newest experience store in SM City North EDSA,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.

Watch Acer ambassador Dara perform for her Pinoy fans for the first time since her solo debut on Acer Day 2023

The much-awaited annual Acer Day celebration has returned with a superior, more exciting lineup of activities. Alongside bigger promotions on Acer products, the brand has set bolder goals to provide innovative products that enhance productivity and elevate the digital experience. This year's theme, #AceYourWorld, is about empowering and motivating individuals to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. 

Acer Philippines is also organizing an Acer Day concert on August 6, 2023, at the SM MOA Arena headlined by Asia’s Popstar Royalty, Sarah Geronimo and DonBelle, who are undoubtedly two of today’s hottest young multi-hyphenates.

True to its theme of #AceYourWorld, Acer Philippines announces that Sandara Park, also known by her stage name Dara, is joining the Acer Day concert as one of its ambassadors.

Prince Retail Group partners with RELEX Solutions to automate inventory management and drive expansion

Prince Retail Group recently announced their collaboration with market-leading supply chain and retail planning firm RELEX Solutions to automate demand forecasting for its 70+ supermarket stores nationwide. The technological investment by the homegrown retail chain strengthens its position to strategically expand its reach in remote areas across the Philippines.

Prince Retail and RELEX established the partnership in 2020 when COVID-19 peaked, and access to essentials was crucial. However, access to retail channels in rural communities in the Philippines has always been challenging due to regional infrastructure hurdles. Prince Retail’s mission is to close this accessibility gap. The pandemic's emphasis on the problem only pushed the retailer’s commitment to finding the means to reach and serve more marginalised people.

Teleperformance Philippines joins ICT Awards Hall of Fame

Prior to the recognition, the most prestigious ICT awards in the Philippines conferred the ‘BPO Employer of the Year’ award to Teleperformance in 2011.

Teleperformance (TP) Philippines, a multi-awarded digital business solutions provider and CX management leader, was inducted to the Hall of Fame roster at the 17th International ICT Awards - Philippines (IICTAP) held at the Marriott Manila Hotel.

The “leading and most prestigious ICT awards in the Philippines,” organized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (CanCham), honored TP and other sterling companies in the field of information and communications technology in the Philippines.

New trailer for “Gran Turismo” gives a glimpse into the intense and inspiring true story of racecar driver Jann Mardenborough

THIS. ACTUALLY. HAPPENED. See the INSANE TRUE STORY of Gran Turismo, in cinemas August 30. Watch the new trailer: 

YouTube: https://youtu.be/sM8xVZp2aKs

Archie Madekwe in Gran Turismo

Red Horse Among the Top 30 Most Powerful Southeast Asian Brands, according to new Kantar BrandZ ranking

San Miguel Brewery’s Red Horse ranked among the most powerful brands in Southeast Asia according to the inaugural Kantar BrandZ Top 30 Southeast Asian Brands report. The Top 30 – covering Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore – covers brands from categories such as alcoholic beverages, telecommunications, banks, technology, retailers and travel services. 

Disney+ Welcomes Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3"

Join the Galaxy’s Favorite Ragtag Heroes When They Come to Disney+ August 2

Disney+ announced today that Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”  will begin streaming on Disney+ August 2. Watch the TV spot and get ready for our beloved heroes’ arrival on the streaming service. 

In Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” our beloved band of misfits are settling into life on Knowhere. But it isn’t long before their lives are upended by the echoes of Rocket’s turbulent past. Peter Quill, still reeling from the loss of Gamora, must rally his team around him on a dangerous mission to save Rocket’s life—a mission that, if not completed successfully, could quite possibly lead to the end of the Guardians as we know them.

The film stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, featuring Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn, Chukwudi Iwuji, Will Poulter and Maria Bakalova. James Gunn is the director and also wrote the screenplay. Kevin Feige produces with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nikolas Korda, Sara Smith, and Simon Hatt serving as executive producers. 

Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” comes exclusively to Disney+ on August 2, joining the other two films of the trilogy, “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”

Jvke releases new remix of global hit single “golden hour,” with SB19

Today, multi-talented viral artist, songwriter, and GRAMMY®-nominated producer JVKE celebrates hitting 1 billion streams for the all-conquering global hit "golden hour" with a brand-new remix featuring the multi award-winning P-Pop boy group SB19, out now via AWAL.

Stream/download JVKE “golden hour (SB19 Remix)” HERE

Produced by JVKE, “golden hour” is a classic love song that highlights his ability to articulate the feelings of romance and beauty through his lyrics. The vivid imagery is backed by a complex instrumental arrangement of a piano and strings that builds throughout the track. The remix of "golden hour" combines SB19’s incredible vocal harmonies with JVKE's trademark production style, creating a stunning new bi-lingual version in Filipino and English.

On the release of “golden hour”, JVKE shared, “This might just be my favourite song i’ve ever written. It feels like a pause in time, with all your attention on that special someone. the sun is shining... it’s your golden hour. I wanted to capture the emotion that you feel when you see something beautiful. That feeling is golden hour.”

IVO Water Purifier celebrates 5 Years; Unveils Shaina Magdayao as its very first celebrity ambassador.

In celebration of its fifth anniversary, IVO Water Purifier has partnered with dancer, model, and one of the country’s premiere actresses dubbed as ‘Empress of Drama’ Shaina Magdayao as its very first celebrity ambassador.

Launched last April 2018, IVO is very enthusiastic and proud to be having its very first celebrity ambassador after 5 years. Shaina Magdayao is not just a celebrity but she also actively works with diverse NGO's and orphanages—such as her new Passion Project with Kythe Foundation, STRANDS OF HOPE, where she donated her hair in support of Pediatric Cancer Patients—as well as raising awareness and extending much-needed help to tragedy-stricken areas. She’s also a health and fitness enthusiast, a self-proclaimed “OC,” and believes having "a place of everything and everything in its place" which is also what the IVO brand stands for.

“Shaina has an active lifestyle. She’s into yoga and wellness. She’s also very organized. PLUS she supports a list of diverse organizations. We believe Shaina is the perfect fit for our brand”, said Ms. Donna Yan, General Manager of Moduvi, Inc, the distributor of IVO Water Purifier. “We’ve recently celebrated IVO’s fifth year too and having Shaina as our first celebrity ambassador is perfect timing. Together with Shaina, IVO aims to inspire Filipinos to be more cautious in choosing and having safe and easily accessible drinking water at all times. IVO is able to provide millions of Filipino households with 99.99% bacteria-free drinking water straight from their kitchen faucets.”

“The Moon,” starring Sul Kyung-gu, EXO’s Doh Kyung-soo, and Kim Hee-ae, releases character posters

EXO’s Doh Kyung-soo is astronaut Sun-woo in The Moon

The Moon, directed by Kim Yong-hwa, is a gripping, emotional, epic-action, and one of Korea’s highly anticipated films of the year. It will open across the Philippines on AUGUST 16. 

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/n3XFeKvn3yk

LG OLED Celebrates 10 Years of Setting the Standard in Home Entertainment

L-R: Mr. Kim Myeonjing, Director of the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines; Mr. Sunho Choi, LGEPH Product Director for Home Entertainment; Mr. Sungjae Kim, LGEPH Managing Director; LG OLED TV Ambassadors, Mari Jasmine, Michelle Marquez Dee, Enrique Gil, and Dominic Roque; Ms. Angelica Dumlao, Product Manager for LG TV 

Korean Cultural Center, Taguig City, Philippines - LG Electronics Philippines recently celebrated a momentous occasion, marking 10 years of LG's OLED technology. The event showcased the remarkable journey of LG OLED TV over the past decade, highlighting its groundbreaking innovations, unparalleled picture quality, and the brand's commitment to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in home entertainment.

Get Ready for “Only For Your Greatest Moments” Deals on the Samsung x Shopee Super Brand Day 2023

Samsung’s largest annual shopping event on Shopee Mall returns to the Philippines on July 20 featuring amazing deals, exclusive brand collaborations and gamified shopping experiences 

Gear up for a shopping extravaganza like no other on 20 July, as Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd partners with Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, to present the second edition of the highly-anticipated Samsung Super Brand Day in the Philippines. Titled ‘Only For Your Greatest Moments’, this year’s event promises a treasure trove of great deals and exceptional offers on the most popular products from Samsung, complemented by a gamified shopping experience set to captivate and excite consumers across Southeast Asia, as they unlock exciting deals. 

Prepare to launch. The Moon, starring Sul Kyung-gu and EXO’s Doh Kyung-soo, opens in PH cinemas Aug 16

EXO’s Doh Kyung-soo plays an astronaut (Sun-woo) stranded in space in The Moon.

Mark your calendars! 

The Moon, a gripping, emotional, epic-action, and one of Korea’s highly anticipated films of the year, will open across the Philippines on AUGUST 16. Watch the teaser trailer now. 

YouTube Trailer Link: https://youtu.be/n3XFeKvn3yk

The film is directed by Kim Yong-hwa, one of the most prominent genre directors in Korean cinema. It stars veteran actor Sul Kyung-gu (Phantom, The Book of Fish, Man of Men, Birthday) and EXO member Doh Kyung-soo (Underdog, Swingkids, Along With The Gods series) as an astronaut stranded in space. The cast also includes award-winning actress Kim Hee-ae (The World of the Married). 

HONOR Magic V2 announced as the world’s thinnest and lightest flagship foldable to date

HONOR has recently unveiled the world’s thinnest and lightest foldable phone along with HONOR Magic Pad 13, HONOR Watch 4, and HONOR Smart Screen 5. 

Lightest, thinnest, and most powerful foldable HONOR Magic V2 

HONOR, the leading global provider of smart devices, has recently unveiled a new generation of premium folding phones, commencing with the thinnest and lightest foldable HONOR Magic V2. HONOR redefined folding screen mobile phones with innovative technology that breaks boundaries and goes beyond the expectations of the developers. HONOR Magic V2 has achieved a closed thickness of 9.9mm.

New KPOP Documentary Series “NCT 127: The Lost Boys” To Debut August 30 Exclusively On Disney+

This four-part series features never-before-seen interviews with the group’s nine members

as they speak to their success over their first few yearsIn 2016, K-Pop idols NCT 127 left their childhoods behind, stepping into the limelight before being whisked off to stardom in a whirlwind of camera flashes, interviews and screaming fans. This summer, they finally take time to pause and reflect on their success in NCT 127: The Lost Boys, coming August 30 exclusively on Disney+.

In this upcoming four-part series, NCT 127 members TAEIL, JOHNNY, TAEYONG, YUTA, DOYOUNG, JAEHYUN, JUNGWOO, MARK, and HAECHAN sit down to talk about their childhood experiences growing up in various cities around the world, as well as their feelings about their international success and the unexpected difficulties they have faced along the way. Each episode will focus on two-to-three members of the group as they talk about their past and reveal exclusive footage for audiences to enjoy.

Rising Tigers released its tournament invite video featuring Brian Poe, Michael Pacquiao, Andria Nicolas and Ambassador of Malaysia.

Rising Tigers Magazine enters sports through its Golf Tournament, Rising Tigers Cup. The country’s leading business and lifestyle Magazine officially announced entering sports through an invite video that was recently released in their Facebook and Instagram pages. The video features Rising Tigers Co-Owner Brian Poe, Creative Director Michael Pacquiao, Chief Marketing Officer Andria Nicolas and H.E Dato Abdul Malik Melvin Castelino Anthony.

The Magazines Co-Owner Brian Poe Llamanzares invites everyone to support and join the tournament.

KPMG Presents Innovation Summit 2023: Empowering Emerging Tech & Pioneering Digital Government Transformation

KPMG R. G. Manabat & Co., one of the country’s leading accounting and professional services firms will hold its award- winning annual Innovation Summit at Fairmont Makati on July 20. 

The Innovation Summit 2023 themed MAKING IT HAPPEN: From Innovative Ideas to Execution, launches two remarkable events: the first Philippine leg of the KPMG Global Technology Innovator competition and KPMG in the Philippines' new Digital Government Center. Quezon City Mayor Hon. Joy Belmonte will grace the event as Keynote Speaker, sharing her own aspirations and commitments to digitization as a decision-maker in the political landscape. 

This year’s summit will have physical attendance of business leaders and technology experts supplemented by a livestream serving the summit’s growing online audience. This is a fresh change from the exclusively digital conferences that started in 2021 that continued in 2022, where KPMG bagged the Anvil Award for Special Event and Exhibit from the Public Relations Society of the Philippines. 

Acer launches Acer Day 2023 campaign urging everyone to #AceYourWorld

The much-awaited annual Acer Day celebration has returned with a superior and more exciting lineup of activities. Alongside bigger promotions on Acer products, the brand has set bolder goals to provide innovative products that enhance productivity and elevate the digital experience. This year's theme, #AceYourWorld, is all about empowering and motivating individuals to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Whether you're a student, a gamer, a professional, or an entrepreneur, Acer Day 2023 encourages you to take charge of your destiny and make your mark in the world.

This year's Acer Day holds a special significance as Acer Philippines celebrates its 20th anniversary in the country. Acer Philippines has been hosting this regional campaign for the past three years, aiming to provide individuals with resources and tools to develop new skills, build confidence, and break through barriers that may hold them back. Acer's goal is to create a movement of people committed to living their best lives and making a positive impact on the world.

“Killers of The Flower Moon” trailer debuts, opens in Philippine cinemas October 18

Martin Scorsese’s new epic western crime saga “Killers of the Flower Moon” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will premiere exclusively in cinemas, in partnership with Paramount Pictures, beginning October 18, before streaming globally on Apple TV+.

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/aIfONq_7EtI

Lily Gladstone and Leonardo DiCaprio in “Killers of the Flower Moon”

Groove to Barbie the Album at this exclusive Dance Blowout Party!

Much anticipation has surrounded Barbie the Movie, and it’s no secret that the same can be said about its soundtrack. The songs featured throughout the film have been revealed one by one, from superstar Dua Lipa’s electrifying “Dance the Night” to rap queens Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s “Barbie World,” which is an iconic take on Aqua’s song “Barbie Girl.”

Another exciting addition to the Barbie the Album is the high-energy track from K-Pop group FIFTY FIFTY “Barbie Dreams,” which also features Atlanta bred rapper Kaliii. The track uses an interpolation of Janet Jackson’s “Together Again,” adding a hint of nostalgic appeal.

With such a diverse and talented set of artists, it’s no wonder that even its soundtrack is adding to the film’s hype. Luckily, Filipino fans who are excited to listen to the entire Barbie the Album are in for a treat – Warner Music Philippines is partnering with the Studio Dance Club for an exclusive album pre-release Dance Blowout Party! This event is set to happen on July 20th, 2023, 7 PM, a day ahead of Barbie’s world premiere.

TAN To Make Highly Anticipated Return To PH This September, Joins Universal Records PH Artist Roster

Filipinos really can’t get enough riding the Hallyu wave in the most passionate way possible. Filo K-Pop fans are just so loyal and amazingly supportive to their idols. A reason why every single K-Pop aficionados out there should prepare for a massive surprise this coming “BER” month!

Guess what, the charming and electrifying South Korean boy group TAN is all set to make a triumphant return to the Philippines this coming September. Adding to the excitement, it has been officially announced that TAN, signed under Think Entertainment will be also joining the esteemed Universal Records Philippines artist roster, elevating their career to new heights and will endeavor to achieve a broader reach on the Philippine music market.

HONOR opens another experience store, now in SM City Makati!

HONOR continues to expand in the Philippines, opens new experience store in SM City Makati.

Another big milestone for the leading smart devices provider in the country! HONOR Philippines just opened its newest Experience Store in SM City Makati.

In a span of just three months, HONOR Philippines expanded rapidly nationwide opening five stores – SM City Fairview, SM City Consolacion Cebu, SM City Marilao, SM City Marikina, and SM City Grand Central. Adding to the list is the unveiling of its sixth store in SM City Makati on July 11, 2023.

“We, at HONOR Philippines, are very grateful to those who have supported us since day one and we owe this feat to them. We have more stores to open and we are really excited to  get closer to our HONOR fans by providing them more accessibility in trying out our products,” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President.

Racecar driver Jann Mardenborough talks about his true story in “Gran Turismo” vignette

He dreamed the impossible to become an elite racer – experience the inspiring true story in Gran Turismo, exclusively in cinemas August 2023. Watch “The True Story” vignette: 

YouTube: https://youtu.be/CuZjzfLo5Mc   

About Gran Turismo

Based on the true story of Jann Mardenborough, the film is the ultimate wish fulfillment tale of a teenage Gran Turismo player whose gaming skills won a series of Nissan competitions to become an actual professional racecar driver.

Directed by Neill Blomkamp, screenplay by Jason Hall and Zach Baylin, based on the PLAYSTATION STUDIOS video game.

Produced by Doug Belgrad, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, Dana Brunetti. The executive producers are Kazunori Yamauchi, Herman Hulst, Jason Hall, Matthew Hirsch.