The Cast of City Hunter and Their Onscreen Personas

L- R:  Ando Masanobu (as Hideyuki), Ryohei Suzuki (as Ryo), Misato Morita (as Kaori), Fumino Kimura (as Saeko)

The eagerly awaited Japanese live-action adaptation of “City Hunter,” the legendary manga that captivated Japan and sold over 50 million copies, will premiere on April 25. City Hunter follows Ryo Saeba (Ryohei Suzuki), a premier “sweeper” who navigates the shadowy depths of modern-day Shinjuku, Tokyo. Balancing a cool demeanor with a fun personality, Ryo takes on high-stakes challenges in the underworld. Misato Morita steps into the role of the heroine, Kaori Makimura, in this action-packed adventure.

In an exciting development, additional cast members have been announced for the characters of Hideyuki Makimura and Saeko Nogami, portrayed by Masanobu Ando and Fumino Kimura respectively. The character art of their on-screen personas have also been released, complementing the character art earlier revealed for Ryo and Kaori. 

“Somebody’s got to raise their hand and say, ‘I’m willing to take a chance.’” Director Reinaldo Marcus Green is bringing something legendary to the big-screen with “Bob Marley: One Love”

Director Reinaldo Marcus Green knew that helming a film about the legendary Bob Marley was going to be a monumental task, but if the musician’s life taught him anything, it’s not to be afraid. “Somebody’s got to raise their hand and say, ‘I’m willing to take a chance.’ I think that for anything that’s great in life, you have to be willing to take that shot,” he says. That fearlessness has translated into a film that not only brings the story of one of the greatest musicians of all time to life, but tells it in a way that resonated even with Bob’s own family.

Watch the “Right Time” featurette here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNlh9-7_iFE

Korean Superstar Ahn Bo Hyun Coming To Manila For The First Time On May 25

Korean superstar AHN BO HYUN is finally coming to Manila for the very first time! 2024 AHN BO HYUN Fan Meeting in Manila will happen on Saturday, May 25, 6PM at the New Frontier Theater. Presented by Wilbros Live and IAM Worldwide.

Catch the Korean actor behind the hit dramas “Military Prosecutor Doberman”, “Yumi’s Cell”, “My Name”, “Itaewon Class”, “See You in My 19th Life”, and “Flex X Cop” in his much-awaited fan meeting tour this summer. Known for his exceptional talent and charismatic acting, Ahn Bo Hyun will finally have an up-close and personal encounter with his fans.

Tickets go on-sale on March 9 at 12PM via TicketNet.com.ph and TicketNet outlets. Fan benefits include Group Photo for Diamond section and 10 lucky winners each from VIP and Orchestra sections, Hi-Bye Session and Official Poster for all sections, and Signed Poster for Diamond to Loge sections.

TP for All inks agreement with Pasig City LGU, ushers more jobs with STEP

From L-R: Vice President for Talent Acquisition, Christina Lloya-Gaspe; Chief People Officer Jeffrey Johnson; Chief Executive Officer Rahul Jolly; Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto; Sangguniang Panlungsod Simon Gerard R. Tantoco; Officer-in-Charge for Barangay Computer Literacy Program, Ernie Al O. Edralin; and  Public Employment Service Officer Jelene Sison-Lopez

Following the launch of the Skills Training to Employment Program (STEP) in 2023, Teleperformance in the Philippines, a global leader in digital solutions, has sealed its commitment with the Pasig City local government unit through a recent memorandum-of-agreement (MOA) signing ceremony.

HONOR Debuts a New AI-empowered All-scenario Strategy at MWC 2024

HONOR announces the global launch of HONOR Magic6 Pro and an AI PC HONOR MagicBook Pro 16, demonstrating its open-collaborative innovation to enable an AI Era 

Global technology brand, HONOR, revealed its new all-scenario strategy by introducing AI-empowered cross-OS collaboration and human-centric intent-based AI and a suite of smart devices with global partners.  

During its keynote, HONOR not only announced the global launch of the HONOR Magic6 Pro, but also its latest AIPC, the HONOR MagicBook Pro 16, all of which come equipped with HONOR’s platform-level AI to empower human-centric experiences. 

Armscor bags Anvil for PH self-reliant defense posture advocacy

Receiving the award on behalf of Armscor Global Defense Inc. is AVP for Corporate Relations Jhoanna Marie Ibay (center), along with (from left) WSP Incorporated SVP for Media Relations Joy Cabrillos, President and COO Diana Lesaca, SVP for Public Affairs Tahl Gopez, SVP for Editorial Bing Parel, AVP for Public Affairs Eliza Calimag and Public Relations Society of the Philippines Adviser Norman Agatep.

ARMSCOR Global Defense Inc. (AGDI) opens the year strongly by bagging a prestigious Silver Anvil at the recent 59th Anvil Awards of the Public Relations Society of the Philippines.

“Exhuma” breaks box office records in Korea

Yoo Hae-Jin, Lee Do-Hyun, Kim Go-Eun and Choi Min-Shik in Exhuma

The mystery occult film Exhuma, starring Choi Min-Shik, Kim Go-Eun, Yoo Hae-Jin and Lee Do-Hyun, opened strong at No. 1 at the Korean box office, holding on to the top spot on its entire opening weekend and setting the biggest opening record in Korea for 2024 thus far. 

Prior to its debut in cinemas on February 22, Exhuma set a new record for pre-sale numbers with a 54% real-time reservation rate and 369.99 million advance bookings, even in the face of tough competition. 

James Wan and Jason Blum, powerhouse team-up behind “M3gan,” are back with “Night Swim,” now showing

In 2014, director Bryce McGuire made Night Swim, an acclaimed five-minute short shot in the backyard of Grammy-winning musician Michelle Branch and featuring actress Megalyn Echikunwoke (Fox’s Almost Family) as a young woman who goes missing in her own pool when an evening swim leads to a close encounter with something creepy. 

The short made a splash on YouTube and among its many fans was Judson Scott, executive vice president at Atomic Monster, who then recommended the short to Atomic Monster founder and horror master James Wan. “It was abundantly clear from watching the short that Bryce was a gifted filmmaker with a command of craft and tone,” Wan, co-producer for Night Swim the movie, says. “The story it told was so mysterious and evocative, and Bryce had a compelling vision for how it could be turned into something bigger, stranger and scarier while also being emotionally resonant.”

Ben&Ben to Perform as Special Guest at Ed Sheeran '+ - = ÷ x Tour' in the Philippines; Gen Ad (Cat 8) Section Added

In less than 2 weeks, fans in the Philippines will have the incredible opportunity to witness the biggest music event of the year, the highly anticipated Ed Sheeran '+ - = ÷ x Tour' in Manila, happening on March 9, 2024, at the SMDC Festival Grounds, Paranaque City, with special guests Calum Scott and our very own OPM artist, Ben&Ben. Also, in response to popular demand new seats have been added as well as a new General Admission (Cat 8) Section.

The 9-piece Filipino indie folk-pop band Ben&Ben is composed of twin brothers Miguel Benjamin and Paolo Benjamin on acoustic guitars and vocals, Poch Barretto on electric guitar, Keifer Cabugao on violin, Andrew De Pano and Toni Munoz on percussion, Pat Lasaten on keyboards, Agnes Reoma on bass, and Jam Villanueva on drums. They are known for their songs Leaves, Make It With You, Panindigan Kita, Maybe The Night, and Pagtingin. The band has received numerous awards, including an Asia Artist Award, an Aliw Award, an NME Award, two Myx Music Awards, and 16 Awit Awards. In 2020, they placed 29th on the Billboard Social Top 50 Chart, and Spotify recognized the group as the most-streamed Filipino artist of all time for having more than two billion streams. 

Fastest Growing in PH: Globally Accepted Maya Card Sets New Industry Record

The Maya Card, powered by the #1 Digital Bank App Maya, is the Philippine's fastest-growing prepaid card due to its unmatched ease of use, convenience, safety, and worldwide acceptance. 

Visa, a world leader in digital payments, presented Maya with an award for being the top prepaid card issuer in the country, marking its third consecutive accolade from 2021 to 2023. 

This distinction is a testament to Maya's sustained year-on-year growth and its highest prepaid payment volumes.

Dune: Part Two acclaimed by critics as blockbuster masterpiece, debuting with a 97% Rotten Tomatoes critics’ score.

Rave reviews are flowing in as critics praise Dune: Part Two, Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated action spectacle. With a 97% certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the critics’ consensus is that Dune: Part Two is visually thrilling and narratively epic.

Continuing the streak from its predecessor, Dune: Part Two lands with a success for reviewers. The Independent writes, “Dune: Part Two, like its predecessor, is a work of total sensory and imaginative immersion.” Total Film adds the movie to the hall of beloved sequels, saying, “However you cut it, Villeneuve wrangles coherence from Herbert’s unruly elements to deliver a sequel that ranks alongside The Dark Knight, The Empire Strikes Back – and Blade Runner 2049.”

Social media influencers take on challenge to be Creators #ForEveryChild to protect children from online abuse and exploitation

From Left to Right: Creators #ForEveryChild Anina Rubio, AJ Bacar, Cat Triviño and Buji Babiera together with UNICEF Philippines Advocacy and Communications Chief Lely Djuhari (center)

As the country wraps up this year’s Safer Internet Month, UNICEF Philippines awarded the first-ever annual badge of recognition to digital influencers who accepted the challenge to be Creators #ForEveryChild. They have lent their unique creative platforms and reach to fight for the rights of every child in the country, especially the most vulnerable to online abuse and exploitation.

Patricia Heart joins all-star roster of Sony Music Entertainment, releases debut single “Kahit Di Ako ang Gusto Mo”

The track blends confessional songwriting style with a soul-stirring, crossover sound

Filipino singer-songwriter Patricia Heart is ready to captivate the mainstream audience with her authenticity and music talent. The CamSur-based recording artist has recently signed with Sony Music Entertainment, the home to an all-star roster of OPM acts such as Ben&Ben, SB19, Clara Benin, Ace Banzuelo, Denise Julia, O Side Mafia, Demi, and dwta—to name a few.

Apart from being the newest addition to the growing family of the international record label, the promising newcomer sets her sights on representing her hometown on the global stage while showcasing her individuality through music.

Gordon Cormier and Dallas Liu Make Landmark Arrival In Manila For The Epic 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Event

The lead stars join regional press, content creators, and Filipino fans for the premiere of Netflix’s latest live-action series

Gordon Cormier and Dallas Liu, the young actors from the highly-anticipated AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER series, landed in Manila for the press conference and premiere of the live-action adaptation. The duo received a warm Manila welcome as they spent a jam-packed day of activities with regional press and influencers from the country, as well as other delegates from the APAC region, to promote Netflix’s latest live-action offering.

Pre-order HONOR Magic V2 now for Php 79,999 and Get up to Php 28,000 worth of freebies!

Are you ready to get your hands on the world’s thinnest foldable phone HONOR Magic V2? 

HONOR Philippines PR Manager Pao Oga, Home Credit Head of Partner Marketing Anvey Factora, HONOR Philippines Brand Manager Joepy Libo-on, GTM Manager Steven Yan, Country Manager Sean Yuan, Vice President Stephen Cheng, National Training Head Jaynard Lamarca, and PR Supervisor Denis Santos 

After the successful launch of the world’s thinnest foldable phone HONOR Magic V2 in the Philippines, more and more has locked in their pre-orders because of the whopping freebies worth Php 28,000 consisting of the HONOR Watch GS 3 and Harman Kardon Aura Studio 4 HIFI Speaker! Get it until March 1, 2024 at any HONOR Experience and Partner Stores or online via Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop! 

COMCO Mundo earns nominations from Asia-Pacific’s major public relations award-giving bodies

COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises continues its award streak as it receives major citations at the prestigious and highly acclaimed PRCA APAC Awards and Marketing-Interactive PR Awards this year.

PRCA APAC Awards 2024

Receiving recognition in its major categories, the Public Relations and Communications Association Asia-Pacific (PRCA-APAC) confers seven nominations to COMCO Mundo for the PRCA-APAC Awards 2024.

Among the major categories that the agency is nominated for are the Large Consultancy Award category, Strategic Communications Award for the COMCO Mundo Epic 7 Years Anniversary campaign, and the Media Relations Award for the Meaningful Storytelling with COMCOmigos: The COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises’ Media Relations Program.

Informa Markets Announces Inaugural Auto Parts & Vehicles Expo in PH

The new major automotives and parts event is set to debut in June 2024

A new platform for local, international, and regional suppliers of automotive parts, accessories, maintenance equipment, and tools is set to debut in the country in June. The inaugural Auto Parts & Vehicles Expo Philippines (APVE) will be mounted from June 5 to 7, 2024 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila in Pasay City.

The World’s Thinnest Foldable Phone HONOR Magic V2 is now official in PH for only Php 79,999!

Don’t miss HONOR Magic V2 pre-order for freebies worth Php 28,000! 

Global technology brand HONOR officially launched the world’s thinnest foldable phone HONOR Magic V2 for only Php 79,999 with exciting pre-order freebies HONOR Watch GS 3 and Harman Kardon Aura Studio 4 HIFI Speaker worth Php 28,000 in total! HONOR Magic V2 is now available for pre-order on HONOR Experience and Partner Stores or online via Shopee, Lazada, and TikTok Shop! 

“The HONOR Magic V2 redefines the benchmark for foldable smartphones while prioritizing the essentials of a top-tier slate phone. The ultra-slim device is crafted to offer unparalleled functionality and a sleek, sophisticated design that is unrivaled in the market,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng. 

dwta and Arthur Miguel reflect on unrequited feelings in collab single “Tahan na”

The heartfelt tune marks the second time that the two artists have worked together for a project—the first one being a reworked version of the streaming hit “Lihim”

Acclaimed singer-songwriter dwta teams up with chart-topping newcomer Arthur Miguel on “Tahan Na,” out today via Sony Music Entertainment.

Capturing the universal experience of longing for love and connection, “Tahan Na” expresses the realities of harboring unrequited feelings for someone not capable of reciprocating the same level of affection. 

According to the Bicolano recording star, the heartfelt track illustrates the beauty of not giving up hope for love despite being constantly let down by circumstances. 

Here’s everything you need to know before watching “Dune: Part Two” on February 28. Tickets available now!

Haven’t gotten around to watching the first Dune? Warner Bros. has just released a “catch-up video” to get you up to speed before watching Dune: Part Two, the highly anticipated big-screen, epic adventure of the year. 

Catch up in under two minutes here: https://youtu.be/74MYxtaZN6U

Tickets to Dune: Part Two are also available now. Don’t miss out as the action and adventure get more intense, with brand new characters joining the fight.  Get your tickets here at the official online ticketing site: www.dune2.com.ph

Everyone’s feeling the love as “Bob Marley: One Love” opens globally at No. 1 with $80-M, arrives in PH March 13

Bob Marley: One Love, a film celebrating the legendary reggae musician, opened at No. 1 across several countries worldwide with an estimated gross of $80-million, including $51-million in North America.  The movie broke the record for biggest opening day for a music biopic in several markets, including the UK, New Zealand, and Jamaica, where the film boasts the biggest opening day for a movie ever.  

Arriving in Philippine cinemas on March 13, Bob Marley: One Love was made with close guidance and blessing of the Marley family, with two of Marley’s children – Ziggy and Cedella – and his wife, musician Rita Marley, at the helm as producers. Alongside them are executive producers Brad Pitt, Richard Hewitt, Orly Marley, and Matt Solodky, who assembled a cast that’s led by Kingsley Ben-Adir and Lashana Lynch as Bob and Rita Marley.

Watch Ziggy Marley talk about his father in this featurette: https://youtu.be/dK799Hs15ww

PRSP celebrates 67 years of service as the country’s premier organization for PR professionals

The Public Relations in the Philippines (PRSP) today announced that it is celebrating more than six decades of service to Filipino public relations professionals, supporting young practitioners and helping further hone their talents.

With a celebrated history that dates as far back as 1957, post-World War II, the organization has been dedicated to recognizing the importance of PR in business and empowering the people that drive it in motion.

Composed of practitioners from various industries including business, government, non-profit organizations, medical, education, tourism and other professional services, PRSP aims to “advance the welfare of the Filipino people through dignified, effective and relevant practice of the art and science of public relations.”

This mission of PRSP is fulfilled by continuously cultivating PR as an avenue that builds public confidence in an individual or organization, encouraging the study and improvement of PR among the aspiring and seasoned practitioners, correcting and preventing abuses in PR that tend to undermine public trust and serving as a center of information of latest data to its members.

Inspired for More Greatness, Kathryn Bernardo finds her perfect match in TCL Philippines, renews her contract as brand endorser

(L-R) TCL Marketing Head Shae Xiaoling Yu,  TCL PH Chief Executive Officer Loyal Cheng, TCL Brand Endorser Kathryn Bernardo and TCL Brand Manager Joseph Cernitchez 

TCL Electronics, a leading consumer electronics brand and the world's top two TV brand, renews its enduring partnership between one of the country’s most beloved celebrities and the most influential endorser Kathryn Bernardo as their brand endorser.  

“I just renewed my contract with TCL Electronics so I am very excited with the partnership that we’ll be doing this year,” Kathryn enthuses during the contract signing session held at her studio. 

Connecting Hearts through MR.DIY Acts Of Kindness

A 3-leg CSR Milestone Celebration in Panglao Bohol

Volunteers took part in planting mangrove seedlings along Doljo's Coastal area, marking the initial phase of MR.DIY's Acts of Kindness Initiative under its Environmental Preservation Pillar.

In an extraordinary celebration of its 500th Store Milestone, MR.DIY, the renowned retail giant, extended its reach to the heart of Panglao Bohol with a series of impactful initiatives under its Acts Of Kindness (AoK) program. This milestone event aimed to forge a stronger bond between MR.DIY and the community, demonstrating the company's unwavering commitment to social responsibility.

“Doing horror movies is a way of taking control of my fears,” says Amélie Hoeferle, who plays one of the Waller children in the supernatural thriller “Night Swim,” opening this week

“The children were great!” says Academy Award nominee Kerry Condon of Amélie Hoeferle and Gavin Warren, who play her character’s children in Night Swim, a new supernatural thriller opening in cinemas this week. 

In Night Swim, based on director McGuire’s acclaimed 2014 short film of the same name, Ray Waller (Wyatt Russell) is a former major league baseball player forced into early retirement by a degenerative illness. Secretly hoping, against the odds, to return to pro ball, Ray persuades his wife, Eve (Condon), that their new home’s shimmering backyard swimming pool will be fun for the kids (Hoeferle and Warren) and provide physical therapy for him. But a dark secret in the home’s past will unleash a malevolent force that will drag the family under, into the depths of inescapable terror. 

HONOR X8b with Massive Storage and Magic Capsule, launched at Php 12,999 only!

The newest and hottest smartphone from the leading global smart device provider was launched at Php 12,999 only! 

Global leading technology brand HONOR today announced the launch of the new HONOR X8b, an exciting addition to its acclaimed X Series line-up. Boasting extraordinary photography capabilities, immersive display and a stylish design, the HONOR X8b is a versatile and feature-packed smartphone that delivers visual excellence and a unique aesthetic for only Php 12,999! 

Chickenjoyers celebrate their love for the Philippines’ iconic fried chicken

For the first time in Chickenjoy history, Jollibee brought together enthusiasts of its well-loved fried chicken at the day-long “I Am A Chickenjoyer Fan Meet” at Trinoma Activity Center last February 17.

This joy-filled event gathered families and friends adding up to over 1,500 individuals to celebrate their shared love for the iconic Chickenjoy.

“We are so excited to finally bring so many Chickenjoyers together in one venue and host an exciting day for them,” said Pamie Cruz, Senior Marketing Manager of Jollibee Philippines. “This is our way of thanking them for their continued support for Chickenjoy, and for spreading this love to their families and friends from all over the country and even all over the world.”

Sony releases the Alpha 9 III; the world’s first full-frame Image Sensor Camera with a Global Shutter System

The next-generation Alpha 9 III camera with the world's first full-frame global shutter image sensor is now available in the Philippines. 

Sony continues to change the game of photography with the recent introduction of the Alpha 9 III camera, equipped with the world’s first full-frame global shutter image sensor, now available in the Philippines. 

This impressive camera boasts top-of-the-line, innovative features that will open up a new world of possibilities for both beginner and professional photographers alike to capture that decisive moment. Hence, the Sony Alpha 9 III is quickly becoming a go-to camera for some photographers, including Sony Alpha Professional Jiggie Alejandrino and independent documentary photographer Martin San Diego.

Your Next Big Gig is Here: A campaign to invite Gen Z and Millennials to become Sun Life Financial Advisors

Today’s generations are at the forefront of embracing the gig economy, and this is revolutionizing the traditional employment landscape. Fueled by a desire for flexibility and independence, millennials and Gen Z are increasingly turning to gig opportunities or side hustles.  

This was the insight that inspired Sun Life Philippines’ recently launched campaign, “The Next Big Gig”. The campaign aims to invite today’s generation to venture into becoming a financial advisor as their next side hustle.  

Darlene Is Back Under SBTown With Her Single 'Daydream'

Many have missed her after her break from performing and recording, now Darlene is back and lauched as a solo artist under SBTown which partnered with Universal Records. 

Darlene first captured people's hearts by participating in a popular singing competition show when she was young. Showcasing her vocal prowess, she made an impact and touched many people. She took another step when she debuted with SBTown’s first girl group, YGIG. She contributed her charismatic stage presence and power vocals with YGIG’s debut single, Shaba-Shaba. But because of health reasons, Darlene had to leave the group and take rest for a while.

And this February 9, 2024, Darlene is ready to show everyone that this is her now! She is set to carve a new path as she gears up as a solo returning artist for the release of her debut single “DayDream”. Darlene is under the supervision of SBTown’s CEO, Mr. Geong Seong Han, and care of SBTalent Camp’s South Korean trainer, Ms. Adelaide Hong, and is being co-managed by Ms. Kathleen Dy-Go of Universal Records. 

Pop Superstar Dua Lipa releases her new single “Training Season”

Dua Lipa fans rejoice! After teasing the new single on social media, and giving a powerful performance of it at the Grammys, the pop superstar has finally released “Training Season” – complete with a dance-inducing music video!

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE

A new era for Dua

Earlier this month, Dua kicked off the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards with an electric medley performance of “Training Season,” “Dance The Night,” and “Houdini.” She’s also set to perform at the BRIT Awards on March 2nd, where she’s nominated for three awards – Artist of the Year, Best Pop Act, and Song of the Year for “Dance The Night.”

Her comeback has given listeners a taste of her distinct sound, but with a new-found confidence and more spunk. “Training Season” is the perfect example of this, which is all about embracing her singlehood and dating life without feeling any pressure of finding the ‘right’ one.

HONOR X9b 5G Ultra Tough Challenge Shakes Up Guanzon Festival 2024 in Pangasinan!

The HONOR X9b 5G craze continues in Calasiao, Pangasinan with the viral Smash Test! 

Leading global smartphone provider, HONOR, shines a spotlight in Pangasinan for the viral HONOR X9b 5G Ultra Tough Challenge with the Smash Test being the consumer’s favorite in testing the durability of the all-angle ultra tough smartphone.  

“We are truly touched by the warm patronage and unwavering support shown to us by the vibrant community of HONOR fans in Pangasinan and provide them with the opportunity to experience the remarkable durability of the HONOR X9b 5G through our viral smash test as it continously excel across both our offline and online platforms,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng. 

SB19’s Josh Cullen drops official remix of “Get Right,” featuring Filipino rapper Yuridope

P-Pop star Josh Cullen joins forces with Filipino rapper Yuridope for the official remix of “Get Right.”

Instantly hitting it off with undeniable chemistry, the duo rocked the remix with an insatiable drive to flip the beat, get the verses turned up, and deliver a performance that is equally compelling as the original. 

“I’ve been eyeing a remix for 'Get Right' with a local artist, and boom, Yuridope pops up,” the lead rapper and vocalist of SB19 reveals. “The dude is not just talented; he is genuine. And that verse of his? It was like he blinked and boom, and it was done. Literal na naglabada lang. (He literally washed it out).”

Wyatt Russell talks about the sinister pool and his troubled character in the supernatural thriller “Night Swim”

Like his Night Swim character, Wyatt Russell (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters) was a former athlete, one of the reasons director Bryce McGuire wanted him for the role of former baseball pro Ray Waller. 

For the actor, being able to draw on his own experience as an athlete definitely helped his performance. “There are aspects of this character that obviously I’ve felt before, or seen in people I know, where you’re sort of losing your ability and sense of identity to injury,” says Russell, who played hockey on the amateur and professional levels for six years, until injuries forced him to quit. “I know the feeling of wanting to do anything, even if it’s detrimental to yourself or your family, to keep playing; it’s a hard drug to let go of. There was that element of it that I know Bryce wanted, and I was able to do that because I had lived aspects of that life.”

Aurora Music Festival Clark 2024 Unveils FWD Life Insurance As Official Insurance Partner

Aurora Music Festival Clark 2024 proudly announces FWD Life Insurance (FWD Insurance) as its official insurance partner. Following its massive success last year, the OPM music festival is set to happen again on April 6-7 at the Clark Global City in Pampanga.

“FWD Insurance is excited to be part of this year’s Aurora Music Festival Clark, marking our 10th year with passion and enthusiasm. This collaboration mirrors our commitment to enabling Filipinos to celebrate living and offering them a memorable experience,” said Roche Vandenberghe, FWD Insurance Chief Marketing & Digital Business Officer.

Aurora Music Festival Clark and FWD Insurance offer festival goers this year with an unparalleled 1Oxperience, where every moment is amplified and every beat resonates with energy.

Feel the thrill of the chase. Watch the trailer for “Twisters,” starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, Glen Powell, and Anthony Ramos

If you feel it, chase it. Experience being in the center of it all as storm chasers try to predict and tame one of the most awe-inspiring, yet terrifying forces of nature. Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, Glen Powell, Anthony Ramos, and Brandon Perea, Twisters is storming into Philippine theaters on July 17.

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/S3_MhrO8NNk?si=YC9QdjODmZAj8yT0

About Twisters:

From the producers of the Jurassic, Bourne and Indiana Jones series comes Twisters, a current-day chapter of the 1996 blockbuster, Twister. Directed by Lee Isaac Chung, the Oscar-nominated writer-director of Minari, Twisters stars Golden Globe nominee Daisy Edgar-Jones (Where the Crawdads Sing, Normal People) and Glen Powell (Anyone But You, Top Gun: Maverick) as opposing forces who come together to try to predict, and possibly tame, the immense power of tornadoes.

Team Kramer Joins MR.DIY in Celebrating 500th Store Milestone in Panglao, Bohol

MR.DIY Philippines CEO Roselle Andaya, alongside Doug and Cheska Kramer, jointly pressed the button to inaugurate the opening of the 500th Store in Panglao, Bohol.

MR.DIY Philippines marked a historic milestone with the grand opening of its 500th store in Panglao, Bohol last February 16, 2024. Joining the celebration were MR.DIY Philippines’ celebrity endorsers Doug and Cheska of Team Kramer.

The grand reveal, a momentous occasion, witnessed Doug and Cheska Kramer, alongside Ms. Roselle Andaya, CEO of MR.DIY Philippines, pressing the button to officially inaugurate the new MR.DIY Panglao, Bohol store. The grand opening featured Hudyaka dancers of Panglao, Bohol raising the Mural Painted roll-up, followed by a vibrant local festive celebration with mob dancers showcasing the brand's jingle.

This year’s #MyKwentongJollibee stories bring heartwarming feels and feel-good emotions for Valentine’s!

Jollibee shared the joy of love at the My Kwentong
Jollibee Valentine’s Day screening event

Jollibee is once again making hearts flutter and emotions rise with two new true stories that aim to share the joy of love this Valentine’s Day. Kicking off the month of love with an exclusive launch event at Bonifacio High Street Cinema last February 12, mainstream media, bloggers, and content creators were treated to an advanced screening of #MyKwentongJollibee “30 Dates” and “To Love again”, directed by award-winning filmmaker Paolo Villaluna.

Hosted by Chico Garcia, the special screening of the new films set off the romantic kilig feels and sparked exciting and insightful discussions on love and life as guests were also treated to V-day gifts such as roses and chocolates, participated in a live poll on relevant and intriguing relationship topics, and serenaded by OPM icon Ebe Dancel.

Vaultbot Is Coming To Manila On June 13 At Podium Hall For One Night Only!

American singer-songwriter and hitmaker VAULTBOY is coming to Manila for the first time ever on June 13 at the Podium Hall. Tickets go on-sale on Friday, February 23 at 12NN via SMTickets.com and SM Tickets outlets. Presented by Eventim Live Asia and Wilbros Live.

vaultboy is a singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, Florida who first began experimenting with music during high school and has been perfecting and growing his craft ever since. His chosen name pays homage to his love of video games, specifically the Fallout series.

Inspired by the likes of Alexander 23, Lauv and Blackbear, vaultboy is a creative driven by conversational lyricism and the human condition. Since his debut single release in May 2021, “everything sucks” has garnered over 250 million streams across all platforms, over 700k Shazams worldwide, and hit and held the Spotify Global Viral Chart #1 spot for two weeks as well as hitting #1 on QQ music’s western chart in China. 

Celebrate Love Month with HONOR and Get Up to 50% Off Your Dream Gadgets!

Don’t forget to check out items from your shopping carts this Valentine’s Day loaded with freebies and vouchers for a week-long celebration! 

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to show your love and appreciation with a gift from the global tech giant, HONOR, as they launch their Valentine’s Day sale. With discounts of up to 50%, there has never been a better time to shop for that special someone in your life. Hurry, though, as this sale won't last forever! 

"Scripted King" Dindo Caraig Launches New Single "Kung Hindi Ikaw"

Trending Tiktok Scripted King, Dindo Caraig is making himself known that he has more talent than his antics on Tiktok which gained him a lot of fans. Along with his witty skits, he wants to prove that he also has the voice that he can use to express himself.

He now launches his new single “Kung Hindi Ikaw,” composed by the renowned Vehnee Saturno and is accompanied with a music video. Interestingly, the MV has also a surprising twist which he says is a revelation of what he truly is.

He is more known in the online world as the "Scripted King" for posting skits on TikTok that others almost believe was real but just made-up situations that got audiences hooked. From here he also discovered fans of his music and became loyal followers.

With a voice that can sing songs from Sam Smith, Cher, and more shows his vocal prowess and proves his talent as a performer. Vehnee Saturno, was impressed by Dindo’s vocals. “The song really fits his voice,” Saturno shared. “Dindo possesses a unique range and voice quality that sets him apart.”

Black Cap Pictures debuts poster for '3 Days 2 Nights In Poblacion"

New Filipino production and distribution company Black Cap Pictures released the official trailer for the "best friend movie of the year", 3 Days 2 Nights In Poblacion, opening in Philippine cinemas on March 13.

RC Delos Reyes directs 3 Days 2 Nights In Poblacion which stars Jasmine Curtis-Smith (Transit, In My Mother's Skin), Barbie  Imperial (I Love Lizzy), JM de Guzman (That Thing Called Tadhana, Linlang), Kakai Bautista (When I Met You in Tokyo), Mercedes Cabral, and Lady Morgana (Drag Race Philippines).

In the film, two best friends from a small provincial town, Gabbi (Jasmine Curtis-Smith) and Charlie (Barbie  Imperial), now all grown up into pretty young women, reunite and decide to make up for their seven years of being apart by planning to spend three days and two nights in the party streets of Poblacion. What they intended to be a fun weekend of rekindling their friendship is made complicated when they unravel secrets from their shared past. 

Continue the journey. Watch Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides become a true Fremen as he attempts to ride a sandworm in this “Dune: Part Two” sneak peek.

The scale becomes even more epic as Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two picks up where 2021’s Dune left off. New characters sweep into the vast world, as the adventure sets off with even more stunning visuals and thrilling action sequences.

Dune: Part Two continues the story of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), now away from his home and propelled by fate into an intergalactic power struggle. As he journeys with the Fremen people, he tries to gain their confidence with the support of Chani (Zendaya) and Stilgar (Javier Bardem). To prepare for their continuous revolt against the tyrannical Harkonnens, and to truly be a part of the Fremen, Paul takes one of their most dangerous trials. 

Check out ‘Next Upgrade’ – every Filipino’s ultimate guide to smart home living!

Get to know the hit YouTube channel as hosts Justin Quirino, Bea Chu, and Jaime Bunag provide info, insights, and inspo to a ‘smarter’ you this 2024!

Next Upgrade hosts and smart home tech experts Jaime Bunag, Bea Chu, and Justin Quirino

Every new year almost always marks change — or better yet, an upgrade. When it comes to the Filipinos’ way of living, trends point to more homes adopting smart technology in and out of the house for a more convenient, more fun, and ultimately a better-lived life. In fact, in a study conducted in November last year, Statista projects 1.1 million smart homes in the Philippines in 2024 based on how fast the country is moving forward.

The World's Thinnest Foldable Phone HONOR Magic V2 arrives in PH, unfolding on February 21!

Catch the arrival of the world’s thinnest foldable phone in PH live on Facebook: https://bit.ly/HONORMagicV2Launch_PR

Leading smart devices provider HONOR Philippines has officially confirmed the arrival of the much-awaited HONOR Magic V2 in the Philippines on February 21. As HONOR’s latest premium foldable smartphone, the HONOR Magic V2 boasts a high-quality and highly capable foldable form factor, stunning display, all-day battery life, and flagship performance. This combination delivers a user experience that is truly unparalleled. 

"Engineered to spur mainstream adoption, the HONOR Magic V2 is the thinnest and lightest book-style foldable smartphone to date, redefining industry benchmarks with significant improvements across form factor, battery, display and user experience aspects,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng. 

The best way to bring folks together is to give them a real good enemy.

After two decades as one of the most beloved and enduring musicals on the stage, Wicked makes its long-awaited journey to the big screen as a spectacular, generation-defining cinematic event this year. 

Watch the first look video here: https://youtu.be/YdE71RET5pA?si=92dKZqz373lPRB0U

Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Oz, stars Emmy, Grammy and Tony winning powerhouse Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba, a young woman misunderstood because of her unusual green skin, who has yet to discover her true power, and Grammy-winning, multi-platinum recording artist and global superstar Ariana Grande as Glinda, a popular young woman gilded by privilege and ambition, who has yet to discover her true heart. The two meet as students at Shiz University in the fantastical Land of Oz and forge an unlikely but profound friendship. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. 

Mr. DIY Philippines: Trailblazing The Retail Platform With 500 Stores Strong

The opening of the MR.DIY Panglao Branch represents a significant milestone as the 500th store in the Philippines and the largest among the five stores in Bohol.

MR.DIY PHILIPPINES, the household name synonymous with affordability, variety, and quality, proudly announces a significant milestone in its journey as a retail trailblazer in the Philippines. With the opening of its 500th store, MR.DIY Philippines continues to redefine the true meaning of expansion in the retail format.

HONOR Philippines gathers over 500 jumpers to raise awareness for heart health

HONOR X9b 5G fever hasn’t subsided one bit as over 500 jumpers flock in support for the Philippine Heart Center 

The “HONOR Your Heart: A Jump Rope Workout for the Philippine Heart Center by HONOR Philippines in partnership with Jump Manila” was a huge success after over 500 participants joined the donation and awareness drive on heart health with the total proceeds will go to the beneficiaries of the Philippine Heart Center. 

They’ve awakened something sinister. Watch Lee Do-Hyun and Kim Go-Eun face evil as the first “Exhuma” trailer is unearthed

They’ve awakened something sinister. Watch Lee Do-Hyun and Kim Go-Eun face evil as the first “Exhuma” trailer is unearthed.

A wealthy family uncovers something darker as they try to cast out the paranormal forces in their home. What they thought would be relief as the hired shamans perform an exhumation to appease the haunting force, turns out to be the ‘’start of their nightmare. Watch Choi Min-Shik, Yoo Hae-Jin, Kim Go-Eun, and Lee Do-Hyun face evil as Exhuma arrives in Philippine cinemas on March 20.

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

About Exhuma:

After suffering from serial paranormal events, a wealthy family living in LA summons a young rising shaman duo Hwa Rim and Bong Gil to save the newborn of the family. Once they arrive, Hwa Rim senses a dark shadow of their ancestor has latched on the family in a so-called 'Grave Calling'. In order to exhume the grave and relieve the ancestor, Hwa Rim seeks help from top-notch geomancer Sang Deok and mortician Yeong Geun. To their dismay, the four find the grave at a shady location in a remote village in Korea. Unaware of the consequences, the exhumation is carried out, unleashing a malevolent force buried underneath.

Ease into Lightness with UNIQLO’s Spring/Summer 2024 Collection

Feel light in every way this season, from lifestyle, function, texture, and more.

UNIQLO sparks the Spring/Summer 2024 season with the launch of its new LifeWear collection. Inspired by the call to “ease into lightness,” the collection circles back to LifeWear’s central ideas of comfort and versatility and updated for the season with new fits featuring a clean and casual style for work and play.

“UNIQLO LifeWear is clothing designed to make everyone’s life better. They are pieces that compliment everyday lifestyles, and with our season theme of Ease Into Lightness, we showcase different key items that are a perfect fit for Filipinos’ different needs, highlighting our products’ quality materials, colors, textures and styles,” says UNIQLO Philippines Chief Operating Officer Geraldine Sia during the UNIQLO 2024 Spring/Summer LifeWear Collection Preview.

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...