Oscar-worthy stunt and action, shocking twists, beautiful music: Check out positive reactions from the world premiere of “Argylle”

Critics who got to join the world premiere of Argylle in London are singing praises of the latest star-studded spy flick from director Matthew Vaughn… with one even joining the call for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize the stunt industry and include a Best Stunt award at the Oscars.

Critic Luis Fernando, who writes for Empire magazine, joined the calls for a Best Stunt award at the Oscars because of how impressed he was with the action of Argylle. “Just had a blast watching #Argylle” he posted on X. “1- It’s past time for stunts to have an #Oscars category! 2- If #Argylle had come out in 2023, it would dominate the Best Original Song nominations along with #Barbie. Banger after banger. #ElectricEnergy is THE BOMB!” 

A Godsent Hero or an Unpunished Sinner Put to Question through the Main Trailer of ‘A Killer Paradox’

A Killer Paradox presents the story of an ordinary man, who finds himself killing evildoers, and a detective tenaciously in pursuit of him. The main key art shows the contrast between Lee Tang (Choi Woo-Shik) and Jang Nan-gam (Son Suk-Ku) at a homicide scene. Lee looks horrified, standing under the rain while holding the hammer he used to commit his first murder. Detective Jang examines the murder scene, hinting at the tense events that will soon follow. 

The story begins when Lee Tang, a submissive man who doesn’t normally fight back, accidentally kills a person. Haunted by fear and guilt, Lee is constantly on edge, and the detective, Jang Nan-gam, is suddenly on his tail. The psychological warfare is carried out between the two with Jang keeping a close eye on changes in Lee’s demeanor.

Just as Lee decides to turn himself in, the news that comes on instantly changes the atmosphere: The victim of Lee’s first murder is a malicious serial killer. There’s a noticeable shift in Lee’s character, evolving from a murderer into a condemner. The plot explores themes such as morality, justice, and personal transformation, with Lee’s evolution from a regular guy to a self-proclaimed judge of justice. 

SB19’s PABLO heads in the right direction with new song “AKALA”

The sonically captivating track marks another collaboration with his real-life brother Josue of Radkidz, who also co-produced viral hits “Determinado” and “Gento”

After championing the resurgence of the rap-rock genre with the release of “Determinado” a few weeks ago, SB19’s PABLO continues to exceed expectations with another banger that doesn’t sound quite like anything he has released so far.

On “AKALA,” the P-Pop star drops a hard-hitting track that blends hip-hop sensibilities with trap beats and atmospheric production. Sonically captivating and heartfelt, PABLO surprises at nearly every turn with a song that hints at a new level of creative inspiration—songwriting and production-wise.

Xiaomi spotlights games, photography, and more at Redmi Note 13 Iconic Park

The Redmi Note 13 Series makes every shot iconic, and this immersive park lets fans showcase its features

The iconic moments don’t stop as the Redmi Note 13 Iconic Park at SM By the Bay, Pasay City gave fans two jampacked days filled with games, live music, and prizes. This comes after the successful launch of the newest Redmi Note 13 Series.

From January 27 to 28, Xiaomi fans and guests got to participate in various experiences at the Redmi Note 13 Iconic Park. Host Debbie Then entertained everyone while they jumped from one booth to another to check out Xiaomi’s new offerings, such as the Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G, Redmi Watch 4, and more.

Samsung opens the Galaxy AI Pop-Up store in BGC for the Galaxy S24 Series

Launching a new era of mobile with AI, Samsung celebrated the opening of its Galaxy AI Pop-Up Store, located at C1 Park Avenue in BGC, Taguig. At the ribbon cutting ceremony were from left to right Samsung Electronics Philippines (SEPCO) Marketing Communications Manager for Flagship Dominic Nacorda; Product Marketing Manager for Flagship MJ Marfori; Head of Product Marketing Jun Guevara; Business Unit Head Blue Avelino; President Minsu Chu; Mobile Experience Business Director Daniel Choi; Project Manager for MX Retail Marketing Group Junsik Kwon; Category Head for Flagship Devices Ria Castillo; Product Marketing Manager for Flagship Isabelle Kim; and Head of Corporate Marketing Yna Quimson.

Keep your 2024 resolutions with these personalized Shopee finds

The new year calls for another set of goals, yet we often forget them after a few weeks—or even days—of making them. But what if the key to keeping your New Year’s resolutions actually lies in understanding your own personality? Whether you’re an energetic extrovert, a serene introvert, or somewhere in between, these personality-powered resolutions and Shopee finds might just be what you need to stay on track and motivated this 2024:

The Entertainer (ESFP): Spend more time with family and friends

Want to have more people over this year? Energetic and enthusiastic, an ESFP personality enjoys doing activities with their loved ones and seeing everyone have a good time. This bartender set is a great addition to any host’s home. With all the tools you need, you can learn how to make different drinks with your friends and family for a fun time.

Samsung’s Galaxy S24 Series takes the stage at the Galaxy AI Festival for its PH launch

Galaxy’s first AI phone was welcomed with a jam-packed festival featuring experience zones and epic performances from K-pop siren Sunmi and many more

Samsung unveiled its revolutionary smartphone, the Galaxy S24 Series with its widely-anticipated mobile AI features, at 5th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City, where they held the massive and most epic #GalaxyAIFestival and opened the Galaxy AI Pop-up Store.

From breathtaking performances from K-pop superstar Sunmi and local artists like Lola Amour, CRWN, and Jess Connelly, to #TeamGalaxy Catriona Gray sharing the stage, find out what made this epic festival one to remember.

“It’s the best of both worlds”, from the mind of original writer Tina Fey comes a musical twist on the ever-pink “Mean Girls”

After the 2004 classic Mean Girls, came the stage musical. After Broadway, Tina Fey then set her sights on retelling the iconic high school comedy in the era of social media, in an exciting musical film adaptation that captures both the spirit of the original and the musical. 

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlhKrY1EMks

“With all this great music, we are still able to live with our characters in a close-up, to have new jokes and new moments that will surprise people who love the original and also delight a whole new audience,” Fey shares. Lorne Michaels, producer of the original 2004 film and the stage musical (and a frequent collaborator of Fey’s since their days on Saturday Night Live in the ’90s), is also on board for the new musical film version. “I have what I think is a reasonable bias against anything being remade,” Michaels, who was initially hesitant about revisiting Mean Girls, explains. “But I saw that a different version of the story could have the same kind of impact.”

FEU Theater Guild’s 90th Year Celebration

The Far Eastern University Theater Guild’s (FTG) 90th season opened by exploring the intricacies of love in Tamdula VI: Love-Oratory and now restages Liza Magtoto’s “Agnoia” inspired by Eli Rueda Guieb III’s short story “Horoscope”. First performed in FEU in 2013, “Agnoia” delves into the fateful webbing of relationships and destiny and will be restaged in a more intimate setting. Witness how the themes of love and circumstance take on the characters of the Zodiac signs as the FTG marks this significant milestone in its illustrious history.

Tag Media Group on Net25s Trailblazer Awards: The Philippines is Open for Business

President of Net25 Ceasar Vallejos, Brian Poe
Llamanzares, Tag Media Group
President Andrew Troy Nicolas

On January 25, 2024,  Net25 held their very first Trailblazers Awards at the EVM Convention Center. The Awards is the first collaboration between Net25 and Tag Media Group marking a milestone for both Media Companies. 

The Awards are presented by Tag Media Group CEO Andrew Troy Nicolas and Net25 President Caesar Vallejos.

The Awardees are leaders from different industries, namely Dr. Brian Poe Llamanzares Author of A Sustainable Future, Ramon Ang President of San Miguel Corporation, Philippine Airlines President Capt. Stanley Ng, Comelec Chairman George Erwin Mojica Garcia, Glenda Dela Cruz CEO of Brilliant Skin, Walther Buenavista President of Shawarma Shack, George Royeca Founder of Angkas, Robert Laurel Yupangco President of Zoomanity Group, Ferdinand Vincent Co President of Puregold, Josh Mojica Owner of KangKong Chips Original, Sarah Mateo President of SPD Jobs, Dr. Elton See Tan of E-Hotels and many more.

Sandiwa Releases Empowering Single “Bahaghari (Halika Na)” To Promote Acceptance and Equality for the LGBTQ+ Community

Filipino band SANDIWA has released a new single that is set to inspire and uplift individuals, particularly those who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. "Bahaghari (Halika na)" is a powerful and uplifting track that encourages individuals to embrace their true selves, including their sexual orientation, and not let societal pressures hold them back. 

The song's title, "Bahaghari," is a Filipino term that translates to "rainbow." This symbolic name is fitting as the song celebrates the beauty and vibrancy of individuality, just like the colors of a rainbow. The lyrics of the song encourage listeners to shed their fears and doubts, and instead, embrace their unique qualities and personalities.

RADWIMPS Announce World Tour “The way you yawn, and the outcry of Peace”

Acclaimed Japanese rock band RADWIMPS is delighted to announce their upcoming RADWIMPS WORLD TOUR 2024 “The way you yawn, and the outcry of Peace”. Following the tremendous success of their sold-out world tour in 2023, the band has decided to return to Asia this April and May to perform for their devoted fans who were unable to secure tickets the previous year. This time, RADWIMPS will be playing at larger venues to accommodate the overwhelming demand.

The tour will commence on April 6 in Tokyo at the iconic Yoyogi National Stadium 1st Gymnasium and will continue to captivate audiences in Yokohama, Manila, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, and Bangkok, before concluding on May 25 in Seoul at the SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium. Tour details can be found here: radwimps.jp/en/live/14715/ 

With their signature blend of infectious melodies, powerful performances, and thought-provoking lyrics, RADWIMPS continues to push boundaries and connect with fans worldwide. This upcoming tour is a testament to their unwavering dedication to their fans and their commitment to delivering unforgettable live experiences.

The Beatles' “Now and Then” is the heart of the soundtrack of “Argylle,” Matthew Vaughn’s latest action-packed, star-studded spy movie

At the heart of Argylle’s soundtrack and score is the just released new, and final, song from The Beatles, “Now and Then.” 

In Argylle, Bryce Dallas Howard is Elly Conway, the reclusive author of a series of best-selling espionage novels, whose idea of bliss is a night at home with her computer and her cat, Alfie. But when the plots of Elly’s fictional books – which center on secret agent Argylle and his mission to unravel a global spy syndicate – begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization, quiet evenings at home become a thing of the past. Accompanied by Aidan (Sam Rockwell), a cat-allergic spy, Elly (carrying Alfie in her backpack) races across the world to stay one step ahead of the killers as the line between Elly’s fictional world and her real one begins to blur. The cast includes Henry Cavill, John Cena, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O’Hara, Samuel L. Jackson, Ariana DeBose and Dua Lipa.

HONOR X9b 5G Sets Sales Record with a Whopping 512% Growth Over HONOR X9a 5G

HONOR X9b 5G has successfully marked its dominance since its launch for only Php 16,999! 

HONOR Philippines kicked off the first quarter of 2024 with a resounding success, witnessing an astounding 512% surge in sales for the HONOR X9b 5G compared to its predecessor, the HONOR X9a, on the first day of sale last January 20. 

Stephen Cheng, Vice President of HONOR Philippines, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, "It’s a win for our HONOR X9b 5G campaign as we celebrate not just one, but 5-fold increase in growth sales compared to our sales performance for HONOR X9a 5G. It’s only the beginning for Quarter 1 and we’re very grateful to our partners, dealers, and the whole HONOR Community. Thank you for your continuous support and patronage towards our brand. To more successful campaigns!" 

Acer Debuts Carbon-Neutral Aspire Vero 16 with Latest Intel Core Ultra Processors

Acer also announces the first Aspire Go laptops with multiple processor and display options, made accessible for everyday users

Acer debuts the new Aspire Vero 16 AI PC, powered by the latest Intel® Core™ Ultra 7 processor[1] with Intel AI Boost, and reaffirming Acer’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality while minimizing its carbon footprint throughout the lifecycle[2]

Introduces the new line of Acer Aspire Go laptops available in 15.6 and 14-inch models with up to a WUXGA[1] display, narrow screen bezels, up to 16 GB RAM[1], 1 TB SSD storage[1], and a suite of essential features to enhance user experiences 

Acer Aspire Go 14 comes with up to Intel Core i3 N-Series processors[] or AMD Ryzen™ 7000 Series processors[1] to provide smooth multitasking and productivity 

All Aspire laptops are built with Microsoft Copilot in Windows 11 and the next wave of computing, enabling access to Copilot[3] via a dedicated Copilot key and Acer PurifiedVoice™ for seamless collaboration and efficiency when performing tasks

Liza Soberano has shared the trailer for “Lisa Frankenstein,” her first Hollywood movie.

After a brief introduction by Liza, the trailer opens with her character, Taffy, in the car with her stepsister Lisa Swallows, the movie’s protagonist played by Kathryn Newton. The two high school students are talking about boys, offering a glimpse into their relationship. 

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/NIm_DkLGAk4?si=kAeFby0RwFg4tQmh

The role of Taffy proved to be one of the most difficult parts to cast because director Zelda Williams, daughter of the late Robin Williams and Marsha Garces Williams, wanted an actress who could deliver many of the film’s most blunt, cringe-worthy lines without a hint of provocation or malice. According to Williams, herself part-Filipina, in an interview with ANC, Taffy is “most people’s favorite part of the movie.” 

ICYMI: HONOR 90 5G Re-enters 2024 with a FREE JBL Go 3 Speaker worth Php 2,399

Get it from January 26 to February 5 before stocks run out! 

HONOR Philippines has just announced a delightful surprise for HONOR 90 5G enthusiasts – a FREE JBL Go 3 Speakers for every purchase made from January 26 to February 25, 2024. This offer is a perfect gift for the upcoming heart month and will be available until supplies last. 

Stephen Cheng, Vice President of HONOR Philippines, expressed his excitement about this special offer, stating, “This is a treat for our HONOR 90 5G fans as we present it to the market with a FREE JBL Go 3. The HONOR 90 5G has gained popularity among users for its impressive 200 MP camera, and now, it becomes an even more worthy of investment as it comes bundled with a Bluetooth speaker for every music enthusiast.” 

Celebrity Cosplayer Prince De Guzman Made His First Role In A Film In Janno Gibbs' Directorial Debut "Itutumba Ka Ng Tatay Ko"

Philippine Cosplay King, Prince De Guzman landed his first acting role for a film on Janno Gibbs’ first movie as a director, “Itutumba ka ng Tatay Ko” which is showing in Philippine cinemas this January 24. He will be playing the bad father Mr. Vasquez, father of the bully Ethan Vasquez played by Robbie Wachtel.

Prince De Guzman is known for his top tier cosplays like Pennywise from IT movie, Valak from The Nun 2, Piccolo from Dragonball Z and many more. The Filipino cosplayer also has a Youtube and Tiktok account with 1.6 Million subscribers

COMCO SEA, Century Tuna receive the globally acclaimed Platinum Award from MarCom Awards in the USA

In photo is the COMCO Team for Century Tuna led by COMCO Mundo Group Chief Executive Director and Lead Strategic Communications Counsel / Partner and Co-Founder Ferdinand Bondoy (third from right), Chief of Staff to the Group Chief Executive Director and Senior Executive Initiatives and Communications Manager / Partner Harvey Llamosa (fourth from left), and Senior Executive Initiatives and Communications Officer Paula Sison (third from left) together with the rest of COMCO Mundo Leaders as they present the 2023 MarCom Platinum Award Statuette at the COMCO Mundo Headquarters in Makati City, The Philippines.

Unlock The City on Moovr’s Newest Rides and Improved Mobile App

Moovr is the simple solution to getting you ahead. Take charge of your own Mooves through the city and through life, one convenient ride at a time. Moovr’s newest electric-powered rides are available in expanded locations visible through their improved mobile app, making it easier for you to get where you’re going for the most affordable price in the city. 

Moovr offers an economical alternative for your daily travels, allowing you to get to your destination for as low as P25. Being 100% cashless and self-serviced, you can use digital credits for seamless and affordable transportation. The app allows you to check real-time ride availability across stations in BGC, Mckinley Hill, and Makati where you can instantly rent a device, eliminating the need to navigate through traffic or wait for a ride. Simply open the app, locate the nearest device, and end your ride in multiple convenient locations in these cities. 

Control your commute, manage your errands, get to school, or work at your own pace with Moovr’s newest rides available all over the city. 

Bigger Screens Are In! TCL Innovates Viewing Experience With C755 'Ultra Game Master' QD-Mini LED TV

TCL Electronics, a leading consumer electronics brand and the world's top two TV brand, is changing the game when it comes to TV screens. Expect LARGER screens to dominate your viewing perspective moving forward. 

Since everyone has always aspired to have bigger TV screens because it allows you to become more immersed in a ‘bigger than life’ experience. it also gives the advantage of being able to display more information at once. 

With this, TCL introduces its most innovative TV to date. Enter TCL C755 'Ultra Game Master' QD-Mini LED TV. Dubbed as a visual masterpiece that presents astonishingly vivid visuals with lifelike colors and an ultra-high contrast ratio. It also features higher peak brightness, a wider color gamut, a larger screen size, and a longer lifespan, making it a leading-edge display technology. 

Master Your Element: Check Out the Official Trailer & Main Key Art for Avatar: The Last Airbender

Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender is 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, Air) to restore balance to a world threatened by the terrifying Fire Nation.

Check out new titles images below!

The Plastics, The Losers, The New Girl: Meet the new class of "Mean Girls," in Philippine cinemas February 7

New girl Cady Heron is out of the plains of South Africa, and into the most dangerous habitat yet: high school. Meet Cady and the rest of the gang in Mean Girls, opening on February 7 in Philippine cinemas.

Watch the final trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlhKrY1EMks&feature=youtu.be

Take a look at who’s who on the high school food chain in Mean Girls with these posters:

The Plastics

Reneé Rapp as Regina George

Puregold CinePanalo Film Festival Presents Full-Length Directors and Student Short Films Awardees

Left to right: Raynier Brizuela, Carlo Obispo, Sigrid Bernardo,
VJ Mendoza, Mina Cruz, Kurt Soberano, and Eugene Torres,
representing the full-length productions
participating in the Puregold CinePanalo.
Something big and exciting is happening with the upcoming Puregold CinePanalo Film Festival which will feature a great mix of up-and-coming student filmmakers and established directors to create new stories through cinema. With the support of Puregold which has also ventured into entertainment, this film festival attracts these creative talents and looking forward to making this their legacy in the entertainment industry.

In a press conference held at the Artson Events Place, representatives from Puregold, the film directors, their respective producers, and other key members of their teams are presented and shared the gist of their films which some are now in the works and just in time for the festival that will be held in March 2024. The group is collectively called Kuwentong Panalo — which means that they can touch the heart and remind us of the indomitable Filipino spirit. 

Nicole Laurel Set To Launch 'Mind Over Matter' On Jan 30

Multi-talented and multi-awarded artist, singer/composer Nicole Laurel Asensio is all set to launch ''Mind Over Matter,'' a musical concoction comprised of three vibrant original compositions that seep into the consciousness of a wandering psyche aching for atonement and acceptance. 

The launch date is on January 26, 2024 on all listening platforms. The launch event will be on , 2024 at 19 East located on East Service Road. With a special guest performance by ang Bagong Luto ni Enriquez and Iwi Laurel. 

Entrance is 500 pesos. 

The EP title “Matter Over Mind” is a play on the popular saying “Mind over matter” — the reversal of the words connotes that keeping one’s head up through the struggles is often easier said than done and sometimes we need to come undone and be honest with how we feel before picking up the pieces and moving on… "As we are blessed with a brand new year, I am reminded of what it took to get to this point, the hardships, failures and finding the guts to keep going,’' Nicole Laurel Asensio said. Thematically, “Matter Over Mind” also celebrates the resilience of human souls that have experienced hurt, God’s grace and the metamorphosis of “turning one’s scars into stars.” 

Jackie Chan joins HONOR as the newest Year of the Dragon Ambassador

Another big move in the New Year! HONOR officially announces Jackie Chan as the Dragon Year Ambassador in China 

The No. 1 smartphone brand in China, HONOR, officially announced that Jackie Chan is the brand’s Year of the Dragon Ambassador during the HONOR Magic6 series and HONOR Porsche Design launch. 

In order to connect technology to more consumers, HONOR has launched a series of New Year-themed activities, services, and benefits in the past. For this year, HONOR prepared a magical New Year's Eve light show that combines modern technology and traditional architecture at the Taiyuan LIFE store. It was a visual feast aimed to bridge technology and art, and the collision of classics and the future to accompany consumers in 2023. On New Year's Eve, HONOR also road-tested HONOR 100 series smartphones equipped with SLR-level photo cameras to help customers take breathtaking New Year's photos. 

Iconic “The Simon and Garfunkel Story” Set For A Very Special Performance This March!

Get ready for a musical journey through time as the internationally acclaimed cast of The Simon and Garfunkel Story, bring their sensational performance to Manila! The night promises to be nothing short of unforgettable, filled with the timeless melodies and classic hits that have captivated audiences around the globe.

You will surely love this West End hit performance so save the date for this special concert, happening this March 2, 2024 at The Theatre at Solaire.

The Simon and Garfunkel Story is a globally acclaimed musical tribute to the iconic duo, spanning over 55 years of their timeless classics with unparalleled authenticity. The show not only chronicles the history of Simon & Garfunkel but it also includes favorites like, “Mrs. Robinson”, “The Sound of Silence”, “Cecilia”, “Homeward Bound” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. 

HONOR unravels PORSCHE DESIGN HONOR Magic V2 RSR in China

The First Jointly Developed Smartphone is the Thinnest Inward Foldable Smartphone in the Market 

CEO of HONOR Device Co., Ltd. George Zhao and Chairman of the Executive Board of Porsche Lifestyle Group Stefan Buescher 

Global technology brand HONOR and Porsche Design unveiled the PORSCHE DESIGN HONOR Magic V2 RSR in Shanghai, China. Being the thinnest inward foldable phone in the market reflecting the expertise of the respective partner, the PORSCHE DESIGN HONOR Magic V2 RSR sets the stage for a future of innovation and design. 

HONOR Starts the Year with Smashing Sales for HONOR X9b 5G, Opens Newest Store in SM Angono!

The viral All-Angle Ultra-Tough HONOR X9b 5G is now officially available in-store and online for only Php 16,999! 

After gaining much virality on its newest product, the leading global provider of smart devices, HONOR, officially kicks off the sale day of HONOR X9b 5G for only Php 16,999 in all HONOR Experience Stores and Online Partner Stores via Lazada, Shopee, and Tiktok Shop. 

Who is “Argylle”? Get to know the characters in director Matthew Vaughn’s latest action-packed spy movie

Whether you’re more interested in suave secret agents like Argylle, or superstar but shy best-selling authors like Elly Conway, there’s a character that’s sure to be your favorite in “Argylle,” the new razor-witted, reality-bending spy thriller from the twisted mind of filmmaker Matthew Vaughn (“Kingsman,” “Kick-Ass”). 

In “Agrylle,” Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World” franchise) is Elly Conway, the reclusive author of a series of best-selling espionage novels, whose idea of bliss is a night at home with her computer and her cat, Alfie. But when the plots of Elly’s fictional books – which center on secret agent Argylle and his mission to unravel a global spy syndicate – begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization, quiet evenings at home become a thing of the past. Accompanied by Aidan, a cat-allergic spy played by Oscar® winner Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Elly (carrying Alfie in her backpack) races across the world to stay one step ahead of the killers as the line between Elly’s fictional world and her real one begins to blur. 

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvcVJ4Al1zU

Wellness Expo Offering Visitors to 'Go & Get Better' for Free

An exhibit showcasing the health and wellness tourism products and services that are available in the market today – including beauty and anti-aging offerings from the country’s leading dermatology clinics and boutiques – is one of the main attractions of the Health & Wellness CONFEX 2024 that will be held on January 26-28, 2024 at the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City. 

Co-presented by the Department of Tourism (DOT), in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA), Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), and the Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corporation. The three-day event will allow visitors to experience a number of health and wellness services of the exhibitors for free. For instance, the DOT booth will have trained hilot who can apply this age-old Filipino healing technique on visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. 

GCash and Heart Evangelista Collaborate For Her Newest Endorsement

GCash, the country’s leading finance super app, brings a powerful start to 2024 with the launch of its newest endorser — international fashion icon, Heart Evangelista-Escudero.

The unveiling of Heart as the new face of GCash was announced together with the release of the brand’s latest digital film, set to take over our feeds. The film not only showcases Heart’s exciting partnership with GCash, but also demonstrates how GCash has made its way into her heart, being her go-to super app for easy, safe & secure transactions, whether it be online, in-store, or even abroad. 

Inspired by her travels and experiences, Heart shared her anecdotes of the moments GCash saved her in times of need –from receiving a sweet gift from her loved ones by using the app’s Send Money feature, to shopping online for cute trinkets for her dog, Panda. She even talked about how the ease of the Scan to Pay feature when it comes to simple things, like buying kwek-kwek when the craving strikes, and of course, who could forget her delighted reaction when she successfully used her GCash Card for the first time to pay for a coffee run in Paris! 

Oscar(R)-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody on “Lisa Frankenstein,” a teen horror-comedy and coming-of-rage romance starring Kathryn Newton, Cole Sprouse and Liza Soberano

“I have always toyed with themes of transformation and reinvention,” says screenwriter Diablo Cody, who catapulted onto the Hollywood stage with 2007’s “Juno,” for which she won the Academy Award, BAFTA and Critics’ Choice Award for best original screenplay. 

“In everything I write, someone is going through a dramatic change, whether it’s becoming possessed by a demon or dealing with a new stage of life,” continues Cody, who is also known for penning acclaimed film “Young Adult,” starring Charlize Theron, and the Megan Fox-led cult-classic “Jennifer’s Body.” “The question I’m always asking is: are we the same person after a profound change? How many parts can we swap or replace before we’re a totally new entity? This movie is a pretty literal interpretation of that!”

Gloc-9’s “Labandero” Brings Great Motivation To An Unwavering Spirit

Aside from performing at different gigs and festivals, Gloc-9 started his 2024 strong with a new single, “Labandero”. It is a powerful and resonant track that weaves a compelling narrative of life's challenges and the unwavering spirit required to overcome them.

The rap song's catchy hooks and engaging rap verses deliver a universal message of hope and determination. Gloc-9 encourages listeners to confront life's difficulties head-on, drawing parallels between the process of laundering clothes and facing challenges with a head up high.

The metaphor of separating whites and colors serves as a poignant reminder to take care of oneself and embrace personal growth.

“Labandero” has an overall message that encourages hope and resilience in the face of life's uncertainties. Gloc-9 masterfully depicted the process of washing, rinsing, and hanging clothes as a symbolic representation of facing challenges, dealing with them, and moving forward. (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO HERE)

This new song by Gloc-9 is part of the recent OPM Rising playlist on Spotify. Time to stream it now on your favorite digital platforms.

Gehlee Dangca Emerges Victorious in 'Universe Ticket,' Secures Spot in New Global K-Pop Group UNIS

In a groundbreaking finale that has sent shockwaves through the K-pop community, Gehlee Dangca has triumphantly secured the fourth debut spot in the highly anticipated girl group UNIS, formed under the acclaimed South Korean survival show "Universe Ticket." It was revealed that the 16-year-old Filipino hopeful stood out and got 2.4 million votes on the show, a sheer proof of her popularity and support from fans.

Joining her on this remarkable journey is fellow Filipino talent Elisia Parmisano, who has also clinched a spot as a bonafide member of the new eight-member global K-Pop group UNIS under F&F Entertainment. Likewise, the 22-year old half-Filipina Jin Hyeonju was also triumphant in becoming part of the stellar lineup. Hyeonju is also a member of the K-pop girl group Cignature under the stage name Belle.

The show, which premiered on November 18, 2023, has captivated audiences worldwide, offering a platform for 82 aspiring idols to compete for a chance at stardom.

Pre-order your HONOR X9b 5G now for only Php 16,999 and get freebies worth Php 4,000!

HONOR X9b 5G stocks are running out fast! Don’t miss the FREE HONOR Gift Box and HONOR Choice X5 Earbuds worth Php4,000 extended until January 21! 

HONOR Star Pauline Amelinckx with HONOR Philippines Brand Marketing Manager Joepy Libo-on, PR Manager Pao Oga, GTM Manager Steven Yan, Vice President Stephen Cheng, National Sales Head Blake Garcia, and National Training Head Jaynard Lamarca 

After the grandiose launch of HONOR X9b 5G in the Philippines on January 12, the pre-orders skyrocketed day by day. Before stocks run out, HONOR Philippines is encouraging shoppers to pre-order theirs now for only Php 16,999 and extended until January 21, FREE HONOR Gift Box and HONOR Choice X5 Earbuds worth Php 4,000 will be given away for every purchase. Run to your nearest HONOR Experience and Partner stores or online via Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop! 

Acer Brings Out Best of Esports and Filipino Entertainment at Asia Pacific Predator League 2024

The Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 came to a close on Sunday at the Mall of Asia Arena, Philippines with the crowning of new DOTA 2 and VALORANT esports champions and electrifying performances from some of the Philippines’s most talented artists. This year’s edition of the Asia Pacific Predator League was a major success with sold-out arenas and online spectators tuned in via the Predator social media channels during the two-day event. From the 26 teams competing for top honors in the Dota 2 and VALORANT, Blacklist Rivalry and Team Secret emerged victorious and lifted the prestigious Predator Shield in their respective categories.

Start the year New Year with fun-tastic deals from Toyota!

Bring home a brand-new Toyota for a year of new journeys

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is ringing in the new year with deals you wouldn't want to miss. This January, the leading mobility company is offering customers low monthly plans, free periodic maintenance for their brand-new ride, trade-in rebates, and more!

Pay Low, Pay Light and Savings

Drive into new beginnings with a reliable partner – the Vios. The 1.3 XE CVT variant is available for a downpayment of PHP 116,100 under the Pay Low option. This option offers customers downpayments as low as 15 percent with free insurance for the first year, free LTO registration for three years and no chattel mortgage at 60 months to pay via cash out.

TCL Honored with Over 40 Awards and Accolades for 115-inch TV and Other Innovative Products Across Categories at CES 2024

TCL Electronics, a leading consumer electronics brand and the world's top two TV brand, today announced that multiple of its products and technical solutions, including the 115-inch QM891G QD-Mini LED TV, smartphones and tablets with TCL’s new NXTPAPER 3.0 display technology, RayNeo X2 Lite AR Glasses and TCL Q Class soundbars have been honored with the recognitions from authoritative media and organizations.

Xiaomi Introduces All-new Redmi Note 13 Line-up

Xiaomi today introduced Redmi Note 13 Series at a launch event in Bangkok, Thailand. This exciting new series features five devices that further elevate the popular Redmi Note range: Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G, Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G, Redmi Note 13 Pro, Redmi Note 13 5G, and Redmi Note 13. 

With significant upgrades to camera system, design, display and processor, Redmi Note 13 Series continues to close the gap between mid-range and flagship-level smartphones, delivering all-star durability, fantastic experience, and impressive imaging capability - all at reasonable prices.

Make every shot iconic with Redmi Note 13 Series' upgraded camera system

Engineered to meet diverse photography needs, Redmi Note 13 Series boasts a versatile, upgraded camera system. The pro models, Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G, Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G, and Redmi Note 13 Pro, all feature an ultra-high resolution 200MP camera with optical image stabilization (OIS) to capture photographs with unprecedented levels of detail and bring a flagship-level photography experience to users.

New “MEAN GIRLS” Opens at No. 1 In the US WIthA Fetch $30.5-M

We’re making fetch happen again! Mean Girls is the homecoming queen of the US box office with an estimated opening weekend gross of US$30.5-million, enough to slay the competition for the No.1 spot. The teen movie will debut in Philippine cinemas on February 7.

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/Qs6Ne-Bqn6U

A refreshing musical take based on the 2004 hit classic, Mean Girls arrived at the top supported by a slew of positive reviews, earning a Certified Fresh rating over at Rotten Tomatoes.

Aurora Music Festival Clark 2024 Promises To Be Bigger, Reveals Massive Two-Day Lineup!

If you’re craving that awesome energy, great live music performances from your favorite artists and amazing company from your buddies, it’s time to prepare for another awesome weekend extravaganza filled with fun and unforgettable AURORA atmosphere!

It’s happening once again at Clark Global City on April 6-7, 2024, promising a weekend filled with pulsating beats, incredible performances, and a breathtaking display of more than 20 hot air balloons. After the massive success of the only OPM Music Festival that tours Clark, Cebu, and Davao, rest assured to get supreme enjoyment and a festival atmosphere that you will cherish forever.

This year, expect nothing but the best OPM lineup. Aurora Music Festival Day 1 will feature sensational acts SB19, Moira Dela Torre, December Avenue, Juan Karlos, Adie and Cup of Joe. Meanwhile, it’s time to rock out on Day 2 because it’s set to be equally spectacular with performances by icons Rico Blanco, Parokya ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Orange & Lemons, Itchy Worms  and Andrew E.

One of the Largest Outdoor Murals in the Country Unveiled By Avida Land

There is a new landmark in the south which will be a perfect place to take selfies and groupies within the prime spot in Alabang Muntinlupa. Located within the South Park District is where Avida Land unveiled "In Her Future Memories," a stunning mural artwork and winner of their recently concluded South Park District Mural Design Competition. Painted at the side of the South Park District Mall, its size makes it visible and catches the eye of passers by the Avida community property. 

"In Her Future Memories" was designed and created by Jhocel "Anthony Marahuyo Malicsi and his team of thirteen talented visual artists collectively called Marahuyo Studio is composed of members Rheydene Luca Ortega, Rhealhet Luca Ortega, Laurence Sebolino Gutierrez, Ma. Aleilyn Joyce Domingo Botin, John Roland Alipis, Ainafer Rupal Arena, John Alexis Rupal Arena, Roma Nieves Huet, Rica Permejo, Mia Jormalyn Astrera Balaoro, John Lenarrd Soriano Barua, Michael Grospe Autos, and Jefferson Panghulan Parajas. On board to handle logistics for this team were Jerome Edianel Carandang, Charmaine Abiado Camba, Paul Denvir Delmonte, and John Carto Decrepito

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink. Trailer For "Mean Girls" Out Now, Opens In PH Cinemas Feb. 7

Everyone’s favorite transfer student Cady Heron is back navigating through the dangerous hallways of high school, ruled by a group of teens both feared and revered, The Plastics, in Mean Girls. Based on the stage musical, which in turn is based on the original comedy film of the same name, Mean Girls is a twist on the 2004 enduring classic.

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/Qs6Ne-Bqn6U

Angourie Rice stars as Cady Heron, with Reneé Rapp as Regina George, Bebe Wood as Gretchen, and Avantika as Karen. Helmed by Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez in their feature film directorial debut, with screenplay from the original 2004 Mean Girls writer Tina Fey, who also reprises her role from the original film. Opens in cinemas on February 7.

Meet the colorful characters and talented cast of Illumination’s adventure-packed new original comedy “Migration”

Before setting off on a big adventure with Illumination’s “Migration,” get to know the film’s new original characters and the talented cast that voiced them. 

“We tried to find actors that were somewhat like their roles,” shares director Benjamin Renner. “That was great because we could ask them to share experiences and adlib with their performances.”

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/h6MQPmWJaEo?si=llryH5lbd50Ck0Kp

Visionary filmmaker Matthew Vaughn talks about his inspiration for “Argylle,” his latest action-packed, star-studded spy movie

Bryce Dallas Howard and Sam Rockwell in “Argylle” Photo Credit: “Universal Pictures”

In 2020, with the world in lockdown, visionary filmmaker Matthew Vaughn – the director and producer of “The Kingsman” films, “Kick-Ass” and “Stardust” – sat down at his home outside London and decided to stage a film-appreciation class for his wife, Claudia Vaughn (née Schiffer), and their two daughters, who were around 10 and 15 years old at the time. 

“Because it was lockdown, it gave me license to keep screening movies for them to watch,” Vaughn says. He showed them movie after movie, including Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 classic “North by Northwest,” in which an ordinary man (albeit one who looks like Cary Grant) gets swept up in an extraordinary, espionage-tinged adventure. His girls went crazy for it. “And I thought, ‘I want to make a movie like that for my daughters,’” Vaughn says. 

The Toughest Phone HONOR X9b 5G arrives with a smashing price of Php 16,999 only!

HONOR X9b 5G is now available for pre-order for Php 16,999 with freebies worth Php 4,000 until January 19 only! 

Leading smart devices provider in the country, HONOR Philippines officially launched the toughest phone, HONOR X9b 5G, in the market for only Php 16,999! The latest addition to its acclaimed X Series line-up was seen to have combined exceptional display quality, expansive photography capabilities and enhanced battery and hardware performance, the HONOR X9b 5G sets a new benchmark for mid-range smartphones in the industry. 

“We are very excited to finally introduce the HONOR X9b 5G, the toughest phone that embodies our commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation and delivering an exceptional user experience,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng. “From the exceptional display and powerful camera system to the impressive durability and outstanding hardware performance, the HONOR X9b 5G truly represents our dedication to creating a new intelligent world for everyone.” 

Samsung launches exclusive SLBS Stray Kids Collection for Galaxy Devices

Check out all the cool merch available at the Samsung Experience Store in SM Megamall

Calling all Kpop fans, here are all the reasons to run to the Samsung Experience Store in SM Megamall as Samsung has launched the SLBS studio and its collaboration with K-pop global sensation Stray Kids!

Express your style with exciting collaboration cases and accessories exclusively made for Galaxy devices, including the special edition Galaxy Z Flip5 Stray Kids Edition, Galaxy Watch6 Stray Kids Edition, Galaxy Buds2 Pro Stray Kids, SKZOO cases, and even get limited edition photocards.

Filipino teams stand tall as Group Stages conclude in Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals

The Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals kicked off with an electrifying display of skill and high-octane matches throughout the Group Stages. The Filipino teams have emerged as formidable contenders as the Group Stages reached its conclusion. This premier esports tournament pits 26 VALORANT and Dota 2 teams from the region as they vie for the coveted Predator Shield and the lion’s share of the $200,000 prize pool.

In Dota 2, Filipino powerhouses Blacklist Rivalry and Execration have successfully advanced to the semi-finals, solidifying their positions among the elite.

Filipino teams stand tall as Group Stages conclude in Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals

The Asia Pacific Predator League 2024 Grand Finals kicked off with an electrifying display of skill and high-octane matches throughout the Group Stages. The Filipino teams have emerged as formidable contenders as the Group Stages reached its conclusion. This premier esports tournament pits 26 VALORANT and Dota 2 teams from the region as they vie for the coveted Predator Shield and the lion’s share of the $200,000 prize pool.

In Dota 2, Filipino powerhouses Blacklist Rivalry and Execration have successfully advanced to the semi-finals, solidifying their positions among the elite.

Blacklist Rivalry, led by world-renowned midlane Abed Yusop, lived up to high expectations, dominating Group A with an impressive 4-0 record. The methodical gameplay was on full display as they systematically dismantled opponents, averaging only 30 minutes per match. Not merely a one-man show, offlaner Kim ‘Gabbi’ Santos similarly demonstrated exceptional form, accumulating 59 assists across their matches.

The World’s No.1 AI Camera Phone: HONOR Magic6 Pro is confirmed to arrive in PH!

Experience magic this May with the multi-awarded HONOR Magic6 Pro, an AI camera phone with 5 DXOMARK Top 1 Labels! #HONORMagic6Pro The leadi...