From start-up to breaking records: realme surpasses 200 Million global shipments in just 5 years

realme officially joins the ‘200 Million Club’ in the international arena

After entering the highly saturated global market in 2018 and since achieving the 100 million sales milestone in 2021, realme has continued to leap forward against all odds and announced that its global smartphone shipments have surpassed 200 million units.

Amidst the increasingly competitive market and a stable hierarchy of leading brands, realme embarked phases of growth to gain widespread recognition as a key player, becoming the fifth-fastest brand to achieve said milestone and officially joins the elite '200 Million Club' in the international arena. Since its inception, realme remained true to its commitment to provide disruptive technology experience that is backed up with deep consumer insights and propelled by product innovation.

Ridley Scott’s “Napoleon” conquers box office on its global opening weekend

Director Ridley Scott’s action epic Napoleon has reigned supreme at the box office, exceeding expectations with a victorious $78.8 million gross on its global opening weekend, including $46.3 million from international markets. 

Starring Joaquin Phoenix as the famed French emperor, and Vanessa Kirby as his wife Josephine, the film debuted at No. 1 in France, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy. Napoleon has yet to open in most parts of Asia, including the Philippines, where it will open November 29. 

Sterling Bank of Asia Receives BNY Mellon Straight-through Processing Award 2022

L-R: Luisito Mayor, SBA Operations Group Head & Senior Vice President; Felisa Alcala, SBA Business Support Services Head & Vice President; Cecilio San Pedro, SBA President & CEO; Jun Cristobal, BNY Mellon Senior Vice President, Global Client Support, Treasury Services, Client Implementation and Philippines Market Manager; Cedric Chong, BNY Mellon Relationship Manager, Treasury Services; and Christopher Rocero, SBA Trade  Services and Remittance Head

Sterling Bank of Asia (SBA) has once again received the Straight-Through Processing (STP) Award from The Bank of New York Mellon for its exceptional payment formatting performance in 2022. The award has been consistently granted to the bank for five consecutive years. It is a recognition of SBA's commitment to excellence, and its ability to execute payment formatting performance for MT103/MT202 payments with accuracy and speed in financial operations. 

Joyful Christmas Stores light up the holiday season

Filipinos have always eagerly anticipated Christmas and most consider this as their favorite time of the year. In fact, the Philippines is known as the country with the longest celebration of Christmas!

To further make the holiday season more joyful, Jollibee launched its Christmas campaign last October. With the theme of “Make it Christmas with Jollibee Joy” – it highlights how everyday moments can be occasions to celebrate the joy of the season.

“We want to make sure our customers feel the warmth and joy of the season, be it through our delicious food or their delightful experiences whenever they go to a Jollibee store. We want to remind everyone that even the simplest of joys can make this Christmas extra meaningful and wonderful if it is shared with loved ones”, says Dorothy Dee-Ching, VP - Marketing of Jollibee.

Asian Persuasion - Fixing Love with Asian Suave

Award winning producer Jhett Tolentino makes his commercial directorial debut with something close to his heart and roots with Asian Persuasion starring KC Concepcion, Dante Basco, Paolo Montalban, and Kevin Krieder and written by Mike Ang. This film has also been part of the San Diego Film Festival 2023, and also won Audience Choice Award at the Soho International Film Fest.

This is also a comeback to the big screen by KC Concepcion who has been in and out of the country yet has not made any new series or movies recently which made her fans miss her more. She is paired with two charismatic Filipino American actors Dante Basco, and Paolo Montalban in a intriguing complication of love, dreams and friendship.

KC plays Avery, who is divorced to Dante's character Mickey and tries to set her up with a new relationship with a man named Lee (Paolo Montalban) and is accompliced by his best friend Caspian (Kevin Krieder). But things don't go as planned when Mickey realizes he still loves her.

Replacing Chef Chico - Stories of Food, Love, and Fire

I was surprised that Netflix has not yet have their own original Filipino series until now with the release of Replacing Chef Chico which stars Piolo Pascual, Alessandra De Rossi, and Sam Milby. This series is directed by Dan Villegas and written by Antoinette Jadaone brings food and love in 8-episode course.

We might recall several similar series or movies with the theme of the show, yet it does stand out with how it plays with the premise of romance, Filipino food, and the ensemble that contributes to the flavor of the show. 

The show shares the story of the restaurant named Hain and how the head chef Chico (Sam Milby) struggles to keep it afloat and to prove itself as one of the best restaurants in Asia. His sous chef Ella (Alessandra) tries her best to serve the best story-inspired dishes which Hain is known for. Raymond (Piolo) comes as a consultant of the restaurant to observe and help Hain to regain its glory.

COMCO recognized in MarCom awards in USA, ICCO Global Awards in UK, and Campaign Asia-Pacific Awards in HK

COMCO Southeast Asia, the New PR and Smart Social agency of global award-winning and powerhouse communications group COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises, and its partner brand Century Tuna, the leading canned tuna product in the Philippines, continue to garner recognition from various international award-giving organizations including MarCom Awards in USA, International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) Global Awards in the United Kingdom and Campaign Asia-Pacific Awards in Hong Kong.

Campaign Asia-Pacific Awards 2023

COMCO Southeast Asia is shortlisted for PR Agency of the Year in the Philippines in the prestigious and most-coveted Campaign Asia-Pacific Awards 2023, an annual ceremony participated by media, advertising, creative, digital, PR, independent, and specialist agencies from across the Asia Pacific region and the United Kingdom. The Campaign Asia-Pacific Awards' PR Agency of the Year is given to agencies and consultancies that champion and inspire leadership, excellence in management, and outstanding business performance in PR consultancy. 

Ben&Ben explores themes of longing and loneliness on new single “Autumn”

The emotional ballad serves as the first offering off their three-part release 

Ben&Ben expresses the loneliness that comes in waves after being apart from your loved one for so long.

On their new single, “Autumn,” out today via Sony Music Entertainment, the nine-piece collective copes with the emotional complications that hit home, resulting in a song about “the distance that people often unintentionally create with their other half, because of the changes that life throws at us.” 

According to the Paninidigan Kita hitmakers, the introspective track was written in Canada last year, right smack in the middle of their North American tour. The band’s lead vocalist and guitarist, Paolo Benjamin, felt an aching yearning to be with his significant other, as the long distance proved to be very challenging for both of them.

Get Ready to Level Up: TCL set to launch the C755 “Ultra Game Master” MiniLED Gaming TV soon!

TCL C755 presents outstanding brightness and darkness in every corner of the frame.

TCL Electronics, a leading brand in consumer electronics and TV manufacturing and the World's Top 2 TV brand, is finally revealing the next generation gaming TV dubbed as the “Ultra Game Master”.  It is set to break barriers in QD Mini LED technology.  

The new TCL C755 gives superior light control and precise dimming zones in all corners of the TV screen. With its incomparable picture quality, more defined color perfection and exceptional gaming features, you’ll be amazed by this ultra revolutionary product.

Coloura drops sophomore EP, Love and Influence

The Cebu-based indie quartet delivers a sonically arresting mix of synth pop anthems, electronic rock jams, ambient soundscapes, and heartfelt tunes 

Cebu-based indie quartet Coloura has finally released their highly anticipated sophomore EP, Love and Influence under Melt Records.

The 5-track release shapes up to be an absolute musical revelation—thanks to its shimmering hooks, undeniably catchy choruses, and infectious arrangements that take you back to the colorful era of ‘80s pop and 2000s electro-pop/rock.

Toyota partners with Santa Rosa and Pasay cities for free community shuttle, eases commuting with an app

Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation partners with the City Government of Santa Rosa and City Government of Pasay for the Toyota Community Shuttle (TCS) – a free on-demand, shared transportation service, which will be delivered via digital interface.

Under separate agreements, TMP is providing each city government with a fleet of five (5) brand-new and airconditioned Toyota Lite Ace units that will run on flexible routes within city boundaries.

The TCS is set to provide free rides for a year starting December 1, 2023 in Santa Rosa City and December 2, 2023 in Pasay City.

Your Song of Excellence Season 3 Goes Grander with Live Finals Night

It's another year for Your Song of Excellence by Taiwan Excellence which is now at their third season as they continue to search for the Philippines’ best singers and songwriters - co-presented by Aromase, Derma Angel, and Johnson Fitness & Wellness. The finals were held last Saturday, November 18, 2023, at the Ayala Malls Market! Market! In Taguig. 

The Live Grand Finals Event bore witness to a celebration of outstanding Filipino talent, with the Top 3 Grand Finalists from both Singer Category and Songwriter Category fighting their way to the bitter end. Before battling it out on the big stage, the Finale opened with an energizing performance of the Your Song of Excellence 2023 jingle by the Celebrity Judges Yeng Constantino, Arthur Nery, Ice Seguerra, and Paulo Zarate. 

Fueling educational aspirations: Lalamove awards 100 partner drivers’ families with BiyahEdukasyon financial aid

Lalamove awards 100 partner driver beneficiaries with PHP 20,000 worth of educational financial assistance during the official awarding presentation ceremony of its BiyahEdukasyon Program at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.

Lalamove, the leading on-demand delivery platform, has officially granted 100 partner driver beneficiaries PHP 20,000 worth of educational financial assistance during the official awarding presentation ceremony of its monumental BiyahEdukasyon program in Manila, Philippines.

Jose Mari Chan, The Manilas String Machine to join AEGIS for The Christmas Bonus concert

The OPM icon will be performing some of their Greatest Hits, as well as beloved holiday classics

Filipino music icon AEGIS is set to conquer the big stage with a Christmas-themed concert happening at the Theatre at Solaire in Paranaque City, Metro Manila, on December 20, 2023, from 8:00 p.m. onwards.

Dubbed AEGIS: The Christmas Bonus Concert, the year-end celebration aims to showcase the career-spanning legacy of the powerhouse band and its signature anthems that touched many people’s lives on a personal level.

Business Exclusive: Prominent figures and Country’s Industry Leaders gathered at Asia Leaders Awards 2023 to witness the grand event.

Asia Leaders Awards was held on November 20, 2023, at the historical Manila Hotel. 

Leaders all gathered to witness the country's annual award-giving body. Out of thousands of nominees, there were only 20 leaders who were meticulously chosen by the board.

Perk Up All Day With The New Jollibee Coffee Blends!

Jollibee knows that we need our coffee fix every day and that is why they want to give their customers more variety with their coffee offerings. Recently they launched the Jollibee Coffee Blends which is now available nationwide starting November 21.

Crafted from freshly brewed 100% Arabica beans, the Jollibee Coffee Blends has a rich, delicious taste that will surely elevate one’s daily caffeine experience.

Whichever you’re in the mood for, Jollibee’s Coffee Blends line-up has something for you. It’s available all-day! The Hot Fresh Brew, priced at P45 (exclusive for breakfast hours), promises a rich and energizing start to your morning. The Iced Latte offers a refreshing blend of iced coffee, fresh milk, and sweet syrup. It starts at P50 for regular and P75 for large. For those who prefer a bolder flavor, there's the Iced Sweet Black, a fusion of iced coffee and sweet syrup which is also available in regular and large sizes.

Adding a touch of star power to this caffeine sensation, Jollibee proudly announces Atasha Muhlach as the new endorser for Jollibee Coffee Blends. A fresh face in the Philippine entertainment scene but coming from a well-known family background, Atasha recently graduated with honors in the UK and is now embarking on a versatile career in hosting, modeling, singing, and partnerships with the brands she loves. Her vibrant energy perfectly complements the dynamic and delicious experience that the Jollibee Coffee Blends offer.

Auditions Now Open For PETA's One More Chance The Musical -The Search For Popoy, Basha and the Thurdsay Barkada

Philippine Educational Theater Association’s (PETA) much-awaited production for 2024, “One More Chance, the Musical,” featuring the music of the massively popular and award-winning Filipino nine-piece band, Ben&Ben, announces the casting call for auditions starting Monday, November 20, 2024.

Interested applicants who want to audition will have the chance of a lifetime to portray the roles of Popoy, Basha, the Thursday Barkada, and other ensemble characters from the cult-classic movie.

Applicants must submit 16 bars, or 1 stanza and 1 chorus, of the best part of any Ben&Ben or OPM song, along with 4 bars of choreography to any contemporary modern music. The full set of requirements can be found at this link:

The deadline for all casting submissions will be November 26 at 11:59 p.m. Live auditions at the PETA Theater Center will follow from December 4–5.

Philippine Contenders geared up for triumph at the Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals

Made in Philippines (MIPH) and Oasis Gaming emerged victorious in Dota 2 and VALORANT, respectively, in the Predator League 2024 Philippine Finals held in SM North EDSA Cyberzone on November 11 and 12. The victories gave the two teams each a Predator Shield and the honor of representing the Philippines at the upcoming Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals in January 2024.

For the Dota 2 grand final, Made in Philippines faced Smurfers, which beat the Wong "ChuaN" Hock Chuan and Ryan "Raging Potato" Qui-led Neon Esports with a 2-1 reverse sweep. Meanwhile, MIPH had a masterful 2-0 sweep of InterActive Philippines.

In the final, Made in Philippines also swept Smurfers, 2-0 to clinch the title and the Php250,000 cash pot. The runner-up received Php100,000. Neon Esports and InterActive Philippines each received Php55,000.

HONOR 90 5G Peacock Blue Now Available And New Experience Store Opens In SM City Dasmariñas

Good news for HONOR fans before Christmas as HONOR Philippines unveiled two great news, one if the announcement of the availablity of the limited-edition HONOR 90 5G Peacock Blue, and another great news is the official launch of the newest experience center in SM City Dasmariñas!

HONOR Philippines PR Manager Pao Oga, Retail Sales Director Tom Yuan, GTM Manager Steven Yan, and Brand Marketing Manager Joepy Libo-on with EC Panda Store OIC Evelyn Enong 

The highly-anticipated HONOR 90 5G Peacock Blue has officially arrived in the Philippines and was seen during the opening of the HONOR Experience Store in SM City Dasmariñas, located at the Level 2 Cyberzone. The new limited-edition color officially hit stores on November 15 and until supplies last, you can get a FREE HONOR Gift box worth Php 2,499 for every purchase. 

BLACKPINK’s Lisa Surpasses 1 Billion Spotify Streams for “Money,” Celebrates in Paris with Home-Cooked Thai Meal

Spotify debuted the fourth episode of Billions Club: The Series, the digital franchise featuring artists celebrating the career milestone of surpassing one billion streams on Spotify. 

The episode put the spotlight on BLACKPINK’s Lisa, and celebrated her solo hit "Money" reaching one billion streams.  On September 18, the track became her first song to join Spotify’s Billions Club, giving her the honor of becoming the first female K-Pop artist to achieve this milestone on the platform. 

While in Paris, Lisa took a moment to celebrate this historic feat and momentous occasion by cooking her favorite Thai dish, Khai Jiao, a shrimp omelet that's a staple in every Thai home. The K-Pop darling also made her favorite Thai dessert Itim Khanom Pang, a coconut ice cream sandwich with sticky rice, which she loves to eat whenever she’s at her grandparents’ house.

Jolly Snaps: Make it Christmas with Jollibee Joy in Metro Manila!

When it comes to spreading holiday cheer, Jollibee knows how to do it in style. They recently pulled off a “Jolly Snaps” Christmas surprise activity in different malls that had people all around town buzzing with excitement.

Jollibee made surprise appearances at popular spots such as SM City North Edsa and SM Megamall. Families and friends couldn't believe their eyes as they spotted the iconic bee, giving away some of their Jollibee favorites: Crispylicious, Juicylicious Chickenjoy, Sweet-Sarap Jolly Spaghetti, Langhap-Sarap Yumburger, and Beefy-Saucy Linamnam Ulam Burger Steak, which they delightfully enjoyed with their families and friends.

Elevate Your Style Game with the BUM Academy Varsity Streetwear Collection

In the ever-evolving world of fashion, streetwear has carved its niche as a dynamic and expressive form of self-expression. This season, the trend that's taking the streets by storm is varsity-inspired streetwear. Combining the classic charm of varsity aesthetics with the edgy flair of urban fashion.

BUM’s Academy Series drops a second collection that is varsity-inspired and redefines cool with a fusion of sporty elements, bold colors, and vintage vibes. This trend speaks to the nostalgia of school days while bringing a modern twist to your wardrobe. From bomber jackets, t-shirts, and shorts to accessories, this collection offers a variety of pieces to help you craft your unique style.

LG Showcases Commitment to Culture and Community Through Partnership with CCP's Himig Himbing Event

LG Electronics, one of the global leaders in home entertainment and innovation, is proud to announce its collaboration with the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in support of the upcoming "Himig Himbing: Mga Heleng Atin" event. This partnership underscores LG's dedication to fostering cultural enrichment and supporting the vibrant arts community in the Philippines.

"Himig Himbing: Mga Heleng Atin," a project initiated by the CCP, was designed to celebrate and nurture Filipino heritage through songs and lullabies. The event, which took place on November 5, 2023, at the Tanghalang Ignacio Gimenez (TIG), was an unforgettable celebration of Filipino cultural identity and also served as a book launch for "Himig Himbing."

This year, "Himig Himbing" introduced a fresh dimension with the addition of eight new music videos, each featuring lullabies inspired by the meticulous research of esteemed ethnomusicologist Sol Trinidad, with musical arrangements by Krina Cayabyab. These videos were directed by some of the most renowned Filipino filmmakers in the industry, including Zig Dulay, Jerrold Tarog, Sheron Dayoc, Doy and Ida Del Mundo, Ma-an Asuncion Dagñalan, Vic Acedillo Jr, Arden Condez, and Christopher Gozum.

Big-screen spectacle “Wonka,” is “the perfect Christmas movie,” says director Paul King

When director Paul King, known for the family-favorite Paddington movies, was a child, one of the first books he read was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by beloved children’s book author Roald Dahl. “I loved Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” says King. “I read it again and again until the pages fell out of the cover. I remember loving the wild comedy, all the crazy characters, and the magic and mayhem of the chocolate factory.”

Years later, King would read it again from the perspective of an adult – and he found new things to love about the story! “When David [Heyman, producer] mentioned the idea of making a Wonka movie, I read it again and realized it also has an incredibly rich, almost Dickensian emotional core,” shares the director. “Charlie is such a kind, decent little boy and his family’s poverty causes them such suffering. The fact he goes on to inherit the factory, a more wonderful gift than he could ever have dreamt, had me in floods of tears – and the prospect of trying to make a film which captured Dahl’s spirit was too exciting to turn down.”

Filming a great kill scene in a horror movie is a badge of honor for “Thanksgiving” director Eli Roth

The heart of any slasher movie is the kills, and Eli Roth – the genre’s maestro – would make sure that Thanksgiving reflected his best work. 

“Every kill had to meet our standards of scare and gore,” says the Thanksgiving director. “If the movie didn’t deliver on its promise, we’d be dead.” And Roth had the added pressure of having done it already when he made a fake Thanksgiving movie trailer upon the request of his friend Quentin Tarantino, as part of the latter’s Grindhouse double-feature with another fan-favorite director Robert Rodriguez. “I found myself not just trying to match what I did in the trailer, but trying to top it in every way possible,” continues Roth. 

‘Your Song of Excellence 2023 to Stage Live Grand Finals Event at Market! Market! Taguig’

'Taiwan Excellence's Your Song of Excellence 2023 - Co-Presented by Aromase, Derma Angel, and Johnson Fitness & Wellness - Gears Up for Grand Finals'

Your Song of Excellence 2023, presented by Taiwan Excellence Awarded Brands Aromase, Derma Angel, and Johnson Fitness & Wellness, is on the brink of its Grand Finals after an exhaustive search for outstanding Filipino talent from all corners of the country.

The highly anticipated climax of this online Filipino singing competition, now in its third season with the exciting addition of songwriting, is set to take place at Market! Market! Mall in Taguig on Saturday, November 18. Yes, you heard it right! This marks the show's grandest finale to date, spanning a 2-Day event to conclude its successful 2023 run.

A Recipe for Romance: Netflix Unveils Stunning Key Art for ‘Replacing Chef Chico’

Are you ready to stir up some romance in the kitchen? Netflix has just served up the intriguing main key art of its forthcoming Filipino series, Replacing Chef Chico.

Replacing Chef Chico marks a significant milestone as Netflix’s first Filipino-produced series. It stands as a testament to a new era of exciting local content on the streaming giant, underlining the growing influence of Filipino storytelling on a much bigger scale. 

The newly released key art provides an enticing peek into the heart of the series. At the forefront is Chef Ella, reaching into a pot with a ladle in hand, while the two men—Chef Chico and Raymond—gaze at her intently, hinting at the love triangle that’s set to captivate viewers throughout the series. 

The stellar cast of Replacing Chef Chico includes Sam Milby (A Family Affair) as Chef Chico, Alessandra de Rossi (What If) as Chef Ella, and Piolo Pascual (My Amanda) as consultant Raymond. Each character brings their unique perspective to the table and is driven by different motivations as they try to breathe new life into Hain, the restaurant.

Asia Leaders Awards Top Executives announced the partial list of Awardees at their exclusive Press Conference

On November 13, 2023, at the Manila House BGC, Asia Leaders Awards together with the Board and some Awardees held their exclusive press conference to announce the details of the grand event. 

In attendance are the board of ALA, CEO of Asia Leaders Awards Andrew Troy Nicolas, President of Rising Tigers Grace Bondad Nicolas, Vice President of Tag Media Group Andria Terese Nicolas, E-Hotel President Dr. Elton See Tan, and Yupangco Group of Companies President Robert Laurel Yupangco. Awardees were also in attendance, BIR Commissioner Romeo Lumagui Jr., Elaine Timbol, Merle Balicao, Alodia Gosiengfiao, and Executive Director of Viventis Yu Ming Chin.

Asia Leaders Awards ‘Profiles of Excellence’, will be launching the Coffee Table Book for 2023 on November 20, together with the flag-carrier Philippine Airlines. The content of the limited edition book is the success stories of the Awardees and is exclusively distributed by Tag Media Group and Asia Leaders Awards.

Asia Leaders Awards, the prestigious recognition event, has previously honored outstanding individuals like Kevin Tan of Megaworld, Ernesto Tanmantiong of Jollibee, Cong, Sam Versoza of Frontrow, and Ronald Mascariñas of Chooks to Go, is set to celebrate world-class business leaders once again on November 20, 2023 at the historical The Manila Hotel. 

The event will feature several categories that encompass a wide spectrum of leadership excellence, including Entrepreneur of the Year, CEO of the Year, Philanthropist of the Year, Franchise Company of the Year, Tech Company of the Year, and many more. 

For more information contact us at or reach us at 09959578580 / 09778978877 or via email at Don't miss this opportunity to recognize and celebrate exceptional leadership in the heart of Asia. #AsiaLeadersAwards #ALA2023 #risingtigers #nationbuilders #theheartofthefilipino

Oasis Gaming reaches the promised land, secures Predator League 2024 Philippine championship

A fury of run-and-gun antics in the popular FPS game VALORANT prevailed in SM North EDSA Cyberzone on November 12, 2023, as the Predator League 2024 Philippine Finals reached an explosive conclusion.

Before they could chase their dreams, Oasis Gaming had to claw their way against their heated rivals, NAOS Esports in the semifinals, which saw the former overcome a 1-0 deficit to eliminate them in a reverse 2-1 sweep.

But the intensity did not end there as ZOL Esports likewise grinded their way in a three-game slugfest against Valhalla in the semifinals, only for the former to survive.

Big Move, Big Time! Bank Finance Your Way To Your New Bellavita Home

Mas pinadali ni BellaVita ang pagkakaroon ng iyong dream home!

Dahil sa talaga namang sakto sa bulsa, mas pinagaan ni BellaVita ang pagbabayad para sa pagbili ng sariling bahay sa pamamagitan ng naglalakihang discounts gamit ang flexible payment terms para sa Big Time savings sa iyong next Big Move!

Bank Financing

Thru bank financing na very affordable ang down payment, may karagdagang big discount ang gustong bumili ng BellaVita Home. 

Ginawang napakagaan ang monthly amortization dahil sa maximum discount na Php 115,000 from the total contact price for bank financing. Dagdag pa dito na ready for occupancy and near ready for occupancy na ang mga units kaya talaga namang sakto sa hinahanap mo. 

FX's "The Bear" Renewed For A Third Season Exclusively On Disney+

Disney+ announced that the critically acclaimed, award-winning hit series FX’s “The Bear'' has been renewed for a third season. The first two seasons are available to stream now on Disney+ in the Philippines. 

“’The Bear,’ which wowed audiences in its first season only to achieve even greater heights in season two, has become a cultural phenomenon,” said Nick Grad, President, FX Entertainment. “We’re so proud to partner with Christopher Storer, Joanna Calo, Josh Senior, and the rest of the creative team, as well as the brilliant cast led by Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri and Ebon Moss-Bachrach. What they and the crew have done is truly remarkable, and we and our partners at Hulu and Disney+ join fans in looking forward to the next chapter in the story of ‘The Bear.’”

Beko Sends Love 2023 promo gives you up to 60% savings and freebies on selected appliances

If you’re thinking of updating your home appliances and getting new ones, make the most out of the savings of up to 60% offered by the Beko Sends Love promo from October 1-December 31, 2023. You also get freebies on selected appliance purchases.

Beko Sends Love is an annual promo by leading global appliance brand Beko for its customers in the Philippines during the holiday season.

Beko split air conditioners have low operation noises so you’ll get a restful sleep. Save Php15,999 on the BSEOG 180/181 2.0HP Split-type air conditioner, which has a cash price of Php 38,991. It has a ProSmart Inverter Motor and an Energy Label of 5 stars so that means more and bigger energy cost savings.

The 1.5 HP BPVOW 120 is a Window-type air conditioner with a ProSmart Inverter Motor and an Energy Label of 5 stars so that means more and bigger energy cost savings! Save up to Php 6,599 from Php30,990 to Php 24,391.

The Manila Hotel Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Manila Hotel ushers in the holiday season with a festive celebration steeped in Filipino traditions, as they held their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 9. 

The focal point of the festivities was the splendid Christmas Tree, meticulously adorned with opulent golden Ilang-Ilang blooms, a nod to the official flower of the Grand Dame. The color palette featured a harmonious blend of gold, natural hues, and vibrant red, creating a visually stunning display that resonated with the essence of the season. The concept and execution of this holiday décor were the brainchild of Mr. Rachy Cuna, The Manila Hotel Creative & Design Director.

The Spenglers are back in teaser trailer for “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire”

It’ll send a chill down your spine. Watch the teaser trailer for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, coming soon exclusively to cinemas. McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon and Paul Rudd reprise their roles in the 2021 hit Ghostbusters: Afterlife, with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson playing their characters once again from the original films. 

Watch the teaser trailer:

Coming soon only in cinemas, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Connect with the hashtag #Ghostbusters

Video Credit: “Columbia Pictures”

Asia Pacific Predator League Grand Finals Is Coming To The Philippines This 2024

Excitement looms in the world of eSports with the announcement of the Philippines as the host of the Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals. Happening from January 13 to 14, 2024, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. Twenty-six (26) teams from across the Asia Pacific region will compete in highly competitive games of Dota 2 and VALORANT.

Since 2018, the Asia Pacific Predator League continues to celebrate and discover amazing talents in eSports with these games powered by the Predator line known to power up games to the maximum and is one of the leading names in gaming laptops and computer sets. Teams and players from the region will compete to win the coveted Predator Shield raised proudly by its victors.

A total of twenty-six (26) teams from across the Asia Pacific region will be participating in the games to be staged at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. A combined prize pool of $200,000 is also at stake for the two tournaments. The Dota 2 and VALORANT winners will each take home $65,000. Second-place winners will get $20,000, while third and fourth-place winners will receive $7,500.

Give Back This Christmas With Light The World Giving Machines Now In Manila and Cebu

From the successful run last year of the Light The World Giving Machines organized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are brought back in Manila and Cebu to reach out to more generous people who want to share and change the lives of many this holiday season.

Being a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the season is known to be the time to share the blessings that we have received throughout the year. Last year, they have set up these machines located in Festival Mall Alabang and Ayala Center Cebu attended by celebrities like Eric and Rona Tai, Shamcey Supsup-Lee, Xia Vigor, and Jarius Aquino.

Avatar: The Last Airbender reveals premiere date this February 2024 and releases first teaser trailer!

As part of Netflix’s Geeked Week, the premiere date of Avatar: The Last Airbender was finally announced! Save the date for February 22, 2024. Along with the news was the reveal of the title’s teaser trailer, along with teaser images and key art.

The live-action reimagining of the beloved animated series will have 8 one-hour long episodes.


A live-action reimagining of the beloved animated series following Aang, the young Avatar, as he learns to master the four elements (Water, Earth, Fire and Air) to restore balance to a world threatened by the terrifying Fire Nation.

Century Tuna and COMCO Southeast Asia – Lone Philippine brand and PR agency finalists in the ICCO Global Awards 2023

Century Tuna and COMCO Southeast Asia are the only brand and PR agency from the Philippines that are shortlisted in the highly acclaimed International Communications Consultancy Organization (ICCO) Global Awards 2023.

The environment preservation project, “Saving Our Seas” clinched the nomination for Best Purpose Campaign in the ICCO Global Awards 2023. COMCO Southeast Asia, the New PR and Smart Social arm of global award-winning communications group COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises, is the official PR and Communications partner of the leading canned tuna product in the Philippines – Century Tuna for the project.

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) provides a platform for the world’s best PR consultancies to promote quality, address ethical issues, harmonize professional PR consultancy practice, and share knowledge. Its annual awards programme – ICCO Global Awards recognizes excellence and effectiveness of public relations work around the world.

Are You Ready for It? Catch the Grand Prix at the Last Leg of TGR Vios Cup 2023!

It’s going to be another historic weekend as Toyota Motor Philippines introduces the Grand Prix to cap off the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) Vios Cup 2023 season this November 11, 2023 at Clark International Speedway in Pampanga.

TGR fans can expect the last leg of this year’s Vios Cup, to be filled with excitement, electrifying cheers and heart-thumping action as racers battle it out to defend their places at the podium for the season championship. To bring the energy notches higher, the Grand Prix will serve as the highlight of the Circuit Championship.

The TGR Vios Cup Grand Prix will be the culminating race before this season’s champions are declared. Each driver will have 1.5 hours of driving on the race track and the racer with most laps completed wins the race. This endurance drive will be a definitive race as this round gives each participating racer double points.

Papa Obet Presents Third Christmas Single “Paano ang Pasko”

It seems that Papa Obet of Barangay LS 97.1 is on his way to bring a new wave of Christmas songs as he releases a new holiday single Paano ang Pasko,” under GMA Music. Launched last November 10, this is his third Christmas song he released yet takes on an emotional theme with sadness of being away from loved ones.

Papa Obet previous Christmas songs includes "Una Kong Pasko" in 2017 and then followed by "Regalo" in 2022. This new theme for Christmas may not be the usual joyful songs but seeks to relate with the people who experience longing as some could not celebrate the holidays with friends and family.

Puso ng Pasko: The All-Filipino Christmas Ballet Returns

PUSO NG PASKO, the first full-length, all-Filipino Christmas ballet by Alice Reyes Dance Philippines, returns for performances at the Metropolitan Theater on December 1-2.

PUSO NG PASKO is another epic collaboration between RAMA, HARI creators, and National Artists Alice Reyes and Ryan Cayabyab. It features Cayabyab’s musical arrangements of timeless Filipino Christmas carols and choreography by a talented group of rising Filipino choreographers under the mentorship of Alice Reyes.

Maya Saves Christmas: Boost your savings while you spend this holiday season!

The festive season is here, and you can indulge in the spirit of the holidays without spending all your savings to enjoy it. Maya, the Philippines' #1 Digital Bank, is your holiday hero, ensuring you can splurge on the Christmas cheer while your savings glow just as brightly. Celebrate and shop to your heart's content, knowing Maya has your back. 

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When you use Maya, not only will you get the satisfaction of snagging that perfect gift or treating yourself to something special, but you also enjoy exclusive perks and rewards. Get up to P5,000 cashback and a chance to win the hottest iPhone 15 when you spend a minimum of P2,500 at partner merchants. Think about it: spend for the Christmas feast, buy gifts for loved ones, and get money back and more.  

Vista Residences in Metro Manila CBDs: smart investment options in prime locations

Vista Land and Lifescapes Inc.,
offers contemporary condominium
 developments in central business
districts, such as The Currency
and The Spectrum in the Ortigas CBD. 

Central business districts or CBDs in the Philippines, particularly those in Metro-Manila, are rapidly emerging as prime destinations for residential property developers. Recognizing the CBDs’ value as sites of multinational companies’ corporate headquarters, BPOs, business institutions, and commercial establishments, A-list real estate firms are building their projects in close proximity to these locations. Due to their economic significance in terms of capital appreciation, real estate in CBDs, in fact, is sparking the interest of both local and international investors seeking a reliable source of wealth growth.

This has not been lost on Vista Land and Lifescapes Inc., trusted condominium developer in the Philippines, which has cast a wide net in such locales through its projects Salcedo Square and Laureano di Trevi Towers in the Makati CBD; The Currency and The Spectrum in the Ortigas CBD; Vista Shaw in Mandaluyong City; and The Symphony Towers and Wil Tower in Quezon City. 

Offering a diverse range of investment opportunities—from residential condos to mixed-use developments—in these bustling and thriving business districts, enabling investors to customize their portfolios so that these may align with their specific goals.

United Neon Unveils First Integrated 3D Digital Billboard in Southeast Asia

First in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia

With just a few weeks left before Christmas, United Neon, the country’s pioneer in out-of-home advertising, unveiled a larger-than-life integrated 3D Digital Billboard which is the first not only in the Philippines but in Southeast Asia.

This comes a year after they also launched the country’s first-ever 3D Naked Eye digital billboard at the same spot in 5th Avenue at the Bonifacio Global City which earned for them an award from the prestigious Philippine Marketing Association.

LIFT, action packed heist film starring Kevin Hart, comes to Netflix in January 2024

On Sunday, November 5th during FOX Sports America's Game of the Week featuring the Philadelphia Eagles v Dallas Cowboys 🏈, Netflix debuted the official trailer for LIFT, the action packed heist film starring Kevin Hart. 


An international heist crew, led by Cyrus Whitaker (Kevin Hart), race to lift $500 million in gold from a passenger plane at 40,000 feet.

Lift premieres on Netflix on January 12, 2024.

Directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Daniel Kunka. Produced by Kevin Hart and Bryan Smiley for Hartbeat; Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon for Kinberg Genre Films; Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan for 6th & Idaho Motion Picture Company. Executive Producers are F. Gary Gray, Brent O’Connor, and Patricia Braga.

Starring Kevin Hart, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincent D'Onofrio, Úrsula Corberó, Billy Magnussen, Jacob Batalon, with Jean Reno and Sam Worthington. It also stars Viveik Kalra, Yun Jee Kim, Burn Gorman, and Paul Anderson.

Go Higher, Further and Faster with Marvel Studios’ “The Marvels”, Now Showing in Cinemas

The most anticipated movie featuring the most powerful Avenger in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is here with Marvel Studios’ “The Marvels,” now showing in cinemas. Don’t miss the most epic superhero team-up of the year and assemble at your nearest cinema!

The sequel to 2019’s superheroine phenomenon “Captain Marvel” looks to expand the cosmic world further by taking us to never-before-seen locations, and introducing us to new characters that help build the world of the MCU even more.

After saving the universe from Thanos and defeating the Supreme Intelligence, Carol Danvers, also known as Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), has become one of its protectors. During one of her missions, she gets sucked into a wormhole, causing her powers to go haywire. As a result, using her powers causes her to swap places with young fan Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), and her estranged niece, S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), and vice versa. Together, they have to face a new galactic threat while learning how to control their combined powers, leading to an exciting mission to save the universe. Alongside this epic team-up, Marvel fans also get to see Nick Fury’s return to the big screen after “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame”.

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From trailer to movie: Director Eli Roth talks about making his slasher-horror movie “Thanksgiving”

For director Eli Roth, his journey for the Thanksgiving movie started in 2006, when his friends Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez were working on their double feature Grindhouse. To add to the double-feature experience, Tarantino asked his friends – including Roth – to create fake trailers that would appeal to the Grindhouse crowd. And Roth knew exactly what he wanted to do.

Watch the red band trailer: