Watch the red band trailer for “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. In cinemas June 2024

On the run: Bad Boys-style. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are back in Bad Boys: Ride or Die, in cinemas June 2024.

Watch the red band trailer: https://youtu.be/1S0SMv_6QdA

Martin Lawrence and Will Smith in Bad Boys: Ride or Die

About Bad Boys: Ride or Die

The world’s favorite Bad Boys are back with their iconic mix of edge-of-your seat action and outrageous comedy but this time with a twist: Miami’s finest are now on the run.

Poten-Cee + C Launches New Campaign, New Variant This 2024

This Women’s Month and Always, Brand Ambassador Heart Evangelista Inspires  

Women To Keep Glowing With the Help of Poten-Cee + Collagen 

Poten-Cee, the top Vitamin C brand (plain adult category) in the country ¹that offers variants catering to most Filipinos’ health needs, launches its latest campaign and variant - Poten-Cee + Collagen this Women’s Month. 

New Campaign: “There She Glows” 

Now addressing the wellness needs of a more mature female market, Poten-Cee + Collagen unveils its new tagline, “There She Glows,” reinforcing the brand’s position as a daily companion for women.  With the help of Poten-Cee + C, the brand hopes to support them as they face their everyday lives armed with health and confidence while sustaining that youthful glow. 

ArtePintura Gallery: The Ancient Prodigal runs this April 6 and 7 2024!

The ElleRaffe’s “The Ancient Prodigal” a psychological drama one-act play awakens audiences with an unOrthodox Look at Faith and Humanity

Prepare to be challenged as "The Ancient Prodigal'' takes center stage at ArtePintura Gallery on April 6th and 7th. This thought-provoking play delves into the complexities of faith, human nature, and the true meaning of accountability.

A Story that Makes You Think:

"The Ancient Prodigal" explores the age-old conflict within humanity - the struggle between good and evil, light and shadow.  The play encourages audiences to question their own beliefs and how faith shapes their lives.

A Stellar Cast Brings the Story to Life:

Jamie Wilson, a seasoned actor with a captivating stage presence, tackles the iconic role of Jesus Christ. Witness his portrayal of sacrifice and redemption in a way that is sure to resonate with audiences.

Taste The Best Donburi of Osaka At Don Don Tei Galleria

This March, Filipino food enthusiasts are in for a culinary treat as Gourmet Kineya opens the very first Don Don Tei restaurant in Manila. Known for serving “Osaka’s finest Donburi,” Don Don Tei is located at the second level of Robinsons Galleria (ADB Wing), and brings with it a menu that has been thoughtfully adapted to cater to the Filipino palate, while showcasing an exquisite array of Japan’s most celebrated rice bowls and desserts.

“The arrival of Don Don Tei in the Philippines furthers Gourmet Kineya's dedication to sharing the joy of simple, delicious, and affordable meals with the world,” says Hideto Nishijima, Managing Director of Business Strategy & Planning.  At Don Don Tei, also known as Kineya Don Don Tei, we believe in the philosophy of 'Easy Japanese' - where simplicity meets taste. Our extensive training with Japanese culinary experts and our strict adherence to quality ingredients ensure that each meal served is not just a dish, but an experience.”

Genteel Home ushers in a new era of Filipino furnishings, unveils Heart Evangelista as newest brand ambassador.

Genteel Home, one of the country’s leading manufacturers of bespoke furniture, is on a mission to help uplift the Philippines’ home furnishing industry and put the spotlight on the exceptional talent and ingenuity of Filipino craftsmen. To pave the way, they've partnered with Heart Evangelista, the country’s top international fashion and style icon.

On March 14, Genteel Home's Founder and Principal Designer, IDr. Katrina Blanca de Leon, proudly announced Heart Evangelista as the brand's newest ambassador. She sees Heart Evangelista as a symbol of their brand's growth and evolution. "We've been crafting beautiful furniture for over a decade, and now, with Heart on board, we're blooming like never before," Katrina said. She added that Heart Evangelista embodies everything Genteel Home stands for – passion, pride in Filipino roots, and a belief in making a mark on the world.

Titans are emerging from Hollow Earth as “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” exhibit at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall, open to the public from March 25 to April 6

A portal has opened, and the Titans of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire have arrived. Mall-goers can get to meet the legendary Kong and the fearsome Godzilla in the “Titans Emerge” exhibit at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall, which opens to the public from the evening of March 25 until April 6.

Watch the trailer for the movie here: https://youtu.be/nWzEFE0KqRI

Fans can snap a photo with the iconic Titan Godzilla in front of the Roman Colosseum, and the massive Kong amongst the Great Pyramids, as featured in the film. Giant tic-tac-toe sets are also available where players can stand with either Titan.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire sees the epic Titans work together as a mysterious new villain threatens Hollow Earth and humankind. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire opens in Philippine cinemas on Black Saturday, March 30. Tickets are available for pre-order for selected cinemas at www.godzillaxkong.com.ph

Unlock limitless possibilities with the NEW HONOR Pad 9, now available starting Php 15,999!

HONOR introduces the feature-packed HONOR Pad 9 with advanced audiovisual capabilities and robust hardware performance at your fingertips 

Global technology brand HONOR today announced the launch of the HONOR Pad 9, the latest addition to its tablet lineup. Boasting an impressive 12.1-inch 2.5K HONOR FullView Display with a 120Hz refresh rate, an eight-speaker audio system that incorporates HONOR Histen sound tuning technology, and a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon® 6 Gen 1 chipset, the HONOR Pad 9 is a feature-packed tablet that offers exceptional user experience and a distinctive design. For only Php 15,999 you can already get the HONOR Pad 9 and if you want the HONOR Magic Keyboard, you can get it in a bundle for only Php 17,999!   

Watch Michael Keaton and Wynona Ryder reunite in mayhem as Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice” teaser trailer gets summoned

The juice is loose once more! Michael Keaton returns to his iconic titular role, alongside Wynona Ryder and Catherine O’Hara with original director Tim Burton, in “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice.” Trouble follows the Deetz family as Lydia Deetz’s (Wynona Ryder) daughter Astrid (Jenna Ortega) accidentally sets off a series of events that opens a portal to the Afterlife. It’s only a matter of time before someone says “Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice…”

Watch the teaser trailer here: https://youtu.be/ix6AcBc0fS8?si=2_kgLG3OCkyqBQJs

“Beetlejuice Beetlejuice” haunts Philippine cinemas on September 4.

About “Beetlejuice Beetlejuice”

Beetlejuice is back!  After an unexpected family tragedy, three generations of the Deetz family return home to Winter River.  Still haunted by Beetlejuice, Lydia's life is turned upside down when her rebellious teenage daughter, Astrid, discovers the mysterious model of the town in the attic and the portal to the Afterlife is accidentally opened.  With trouble brewing in both realms, it's only a matter of time until someone says Beetlejuice's name three times and the mischievous demon returns to unleash his very own brand of mayhem.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire - More Monsters Makes More Mayhem

The expanding universe of cinematic monsters continues with the latest monster verse with Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire which continues the story of the kings of the monsters of the earth particularly Kong and Godzilla who dominates their own territory. 

From the last film, we think that there is peace with the defeat of Mechagodzilla and each of them having their own domain which is the surface world and Hollow Earth. Godzilla remains on the surface fighting rouge monsters though still destructive yet very amusing, while Kong now resides on hollow earth which is unchartered and holds more mystery with its geography, flora and fauna.

But there is something that comes from hollow earth that pose a threat to both worlds especially to the humans, and its a monster monkey king with monsters under his command which means more swarm action. And yes, more monsters will be seen in this film which comes from the monster catalogue plus more. And yes, another legendary flying Kaiju is set to reappear for this one. 

China’s Top Grossing Female Director Jia Ling’s Hit Comedy Drama “YOLO” Makes Over $1.5 Million in the U.S./Canada. Opens April 17 in Philippines

Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing International, the film reached $1 million in six days of release in the U.S./Canada

China’s top grossing female director Jia Ling’s hit comedy drama YOLO has made over $1.5 million in the United States/Canada since its theatrical debut on International Women’s Day on March 8. Distributed via Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI), the film has made a total of $2.8 million in SPRI markets through Sunday, March 17, including $1.5 million from the U.S./Canada. Sony Pictures International Productions acquired international distribution rights to the hit film written, directed and starring Jia Ling.

Coming off its incredible performance in China and positive audience reaction, the Chinese-language film was released in 200 U.S./Canadian theaters on March 8 and had a superb opening weekend of $840K ($4,200 per location average), securing a spot in the Top 10 at the U.S./Canadian weekend box office. The film is currently playing in theaters. 

Outside of the U.S./Canada, SPRI has released the film in Australia and New Zealand (combined running gross of $615K), with Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore to open on March 21, the Philippines on April 17 and Thailand on April 18. 

Garmin brings new updates to its small, stylish Lily 2 smartwatch series

Garmin has announced the Lily® 2 series – its next generation of petite and fashionable smartwatches that offer new health, wellness and connected features. Available in two models, Lily 2 and Lily 2 Classic, both feature an elegant, refreshed design with metal watch cases, plus hidden displays with unique patterned lenses and new, fashion-forward color options. And with up to five days of battery life in smartwatch mode, users have plenty of time to enjoy new features like sleep score and dance fitness activities.

“The Lily series is known for its petite and elegant design elements, and we’re pleased to introduce even more health and connected features to this fashionable lineup. Not only is Lily 2 stylish enough for anything from a day at work to a night out, but it can keep you connected and track your wellbeing with popular features designed for any lifestyle,” shares Susan Lyman, Garmin Vice President of Global Consumer Marketing. 

Making HerStory

Rising Tigers Magazine will have the first magazine signing at National Bookstore, SM Megamall on April 2, 2024 and headed by it’s Editor-In-Chief and President, Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas. 

Grace just launched her very own Coffee Table Book last February 10, 2024 at the same venue, her second launch after 2021. 

Rising Tigers is the most circulated business and lifestyle magazine in National Bookstores right now and also at Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Lounges. 

The April 2 event is just one of the so many launches under Rising Tigers for this year to promote the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia through the stories of these leaders. Confirmed to attend are the  following;

Watch the trailer for “Harold and the Purple Crayon,” starring Zachary Levi and Zooey Deschanel

This summer, enter a world where anything you draw comes to life. Zachary Levi and Zooey Deschanel make dreams come true in Harold and the Purple Crayon, exclusively in cinemas this August.

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/UJs4WD_Ip58

About Harold and the Purple Crayon

Inside of his book, adventurous Harold (Zachary Levi) can make anything come to life simply by drawing it. After he grows up and draws himself off the book’s pages and into the physical world, Harold finds he has a lot to learn about real life – and that his trusty purple crayon may set off more hilarious hijinks than he thought possible. When the power of unlimited imagination falls into the wrong hands, it will take all of Harold and his friends’ creativity to save both the real world and his own. Harold and the Purple Crayon is the first film adaptation of the beloved children’s classic that has captivated young readers for decades.  

New on Netflix: More Award-Winning Filipino Films Will Be Available on Netflix Starting This Month

More Filipino content has found its home on the streaming platform!

Keep your eyes peeled for March, April, and June, as seven Filipino gems grace your Netflix screens! These movies stand as a testament to the captivating storytelling prowess of Filipino filmmakers, with narratives spanning from the mundane to the truly bizarre and horrific.

If you’ve missed their theatrical run, don’t worry—these films are coming together on one platform starting this month, with the highest grossing Filipino film of all time, Rewind, leading the charge! Here’s a guide and the movies’ Netflix launch dates before you schedule your next binge-watch session!

Season Two Of The HBO Original Drama Series "House of the Dragon" Debuts June 17 on HBO and HBO GO

The eight-episode second season of the HBO Original drama series House of the Dragon debuts Monday, June 17 on HBO and HBO GO.

Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming, Head of HBO Drama Series & Films, debuted HBO’s first-ever “dueling” trailers at Series Mania in Lille, France on Thursday, March 21 as part of WBD's announcement that Max will launch in Europe from May 21.

Westeros is on the brink of a bloody civil war with the Green and Black Councils fighting for King Aegon and Queen Rhaenyra, respectively. As each side believes theirs to be the rightful seat on the Iron Throne, the Green and Black trailers reflect those two perspectives in separate yet complementary halves of the same story. For global audiences, “All Must Choose” their side of House Targaryen as the realm fractures in season two.

4As Philippines hosts forum on value of winning a Lion and how creativity can impact business

The Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies (4As) of the Philippines recently hosted a special forum on the value of winning a Cannes Lions award, what it takes to win, and how creativity impacts business performance, held last March 8 at the Ayala Museum in Makati City.

Shown in the photo are (from L-R) Reena Robles, 4As Corporate Controller and The Huddle Room Managing Partner; Norman Agatep, 4As Treasurer and Grupo Agatep President & Managing Director; Anna Chua-Norbert, 4As Trustee and DDB Philippines' Group Chief Culture Officer; Golda Roldan, 4As Board Secretary and VML Philippines Chief Executive Officer; Melvin Mangada, 4As Chair and TBWA\SMP Chairperson & Chief Creative Officer; Marian Brannely, Cannes Lions Global Director of Awards; Teeny Gonzales, 4As President and Seven AD Chief Executive Officer; Kristine Go, Smart Communications Senior Vice President; Margot Torres, McDonald's Philippines Managing Director; Raoul Panes, Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Groupe Philippines & Leo Burnett Group Manila; David Guerrero, 4As Trustee and BBDO Guerrero Creative Chair; Mike Garcia, 4As Vice President and Ogilvy Philippines Managing Partner; and the event's host, broadcast journalist Rico Hizon.

Aiming to inspire Filipino brands and agencies who wish to join the Cannes Lions awards—the international festival of creativity that recognizes the most groundbreaking work in branded communication from across the globe—the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies (4As) of the Philippines recently hosted a special forum on the value of winning a Lion, what it takes to win, and how creativity impacts business performance.

The event took place last March 8 at the Ayala Museum in Makati City.

TCL's CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Brings Superior Cooling and Cleanliness

(L-R) TCL PH Sales Director for Brown Lines Cyd Montebon, Sales Director for Business Development and Diversified Products Jay Guanzon, TCL PH Chief Executive Officer Loyal Cheng, TCL PH Product Manager for Air Solutions Technologies Bert Cheung, TCL PH Marketing Head Shae Yu Xiaoling, TCL Brand Manager Joseph Cernitchez with TCL Brand Partners for CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Coleen Garcia and Sarah Lahbati

In line with its 24th year celebration, TCL, a leading consumer electronics brand and one of the world's top two TV brands, recently revealed the newest and most innovative Air Conditioner to date dubbed as TCL CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+, Live Cool Inverter Air Conditioner in a media launch event held at the Orchard Ballroom, Ascott Hotel BGC. 

HAVAS Red PH launches ‘Red Sky Dialogues’, a knowledge-sharing event for media partners

HAVAS Red Philippines recently launched its pioneer Red Sky Dialogues, a monthly roundtable series with the aim of forming deeper engagement with media partners. The first session was attended by journalists from top media publications in the country.

Led by Phil Tiongson, Head of Mx and Director for Data Science at HAVAS Ortega, the discussion explored the latest insights on Prosumer trends. A “Prosumer” is part of the 15-20% of the Filipino population who are at the forefront of new trends, beliefs, and attitudes. They possess a keen eye for emerging media and brands, and typically set the pace of the market being 18-24 months ahead of the mainstream.

You will know her name. New trailer for “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,” starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Hemsworth, arrives

She will return with a vengeance. Anya Taylor-Joy plays the titular role in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, directed and written by Academy Award-winning visionary George Miller. The highly anticipated action adventure goes back to the iconic dystopian world of the Mad Max films, created more than 30 years ago by Miller. “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” also stars Chris Hemsworth, Alyla Browne, and Tom Burke. 

Watch the new trailer here: http://youtu.be/1Qt4Z25kdiE

Experience the wildest ride of the summer as “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” arrives in Philippine cinemas on May 22.

All Hail the Camera King! HONOR Magic6 Pro Ranks Number 1 in Camera Global Rankings

DxOMark says HONOR Magic 6 Pro bested Huawei Mate 60 Pro+, iPhone 15 Pro Max, OPPO Find X7 Ultra, Google Pixel 8 Pro, and others in Global Rankings for Camera, Battery, Display, and Selfie. 

The leading global provider of smart devices, HONOR, claimed the top spot as the best camera smartphone in the recent DxOMark ranking test, dethroning its competitors with a high-ranking score of 158.  

“Exhuma” No. 1 in Korea for fourth consecutive weekend, now showing in Philippine cinemas

Exhuma, the new mystery thriller directed by Jang Jae-Hyun (Svaha: The Sixth Finger, The Priests), has topped the box office in Korea for the fourth consecutive weekend. Boasting a stellar cast led by Choi Min-sik, Kim Go-eun, Yoo Hai-jin and Lee Do-hyun, Exhuma is now showing in Philippine cinemas. 

Watch the trailer: http://youtu.be/j_6_wLF1pDg


Kim Go-Eun in Exhuma

Since its release in Korea on February 22, Exhuma has grossed $68 million (USD) and is currently the highest-grossing Korean film of 2024. According to data from KoBiz, a box office tracking service operated by the Korean Film Council (Kofic), the film has had 9.5 million admissions as of March 19. 

COMCO Mundo names Managing Directors for its companies in Southeast Asia and the Middle East & Africa markets

As it enters its 8th year in the industry, powerhouse and global award-winning communications group COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises reinforces its leadership as it names the new Managing Directors for its companies in COMCO Southeast Asia and the Middle East & Africa markets. They are Joyce Yu for COMCO Southeast Asia, Rachel Syfargo for TARO AOX Inc., and Tricia Cusi-Jimenea for COMCO Middle East & Africa.

Reader’s Digest Unveils the Brands and Personalities That Captured Filipinos’ Trust in 2024

Reader’s Digest has released the results of its 26th Annual Most Trusted Brands survey.

On Friday 22 March, 2024 the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Awards will be presented to winners gathered to celebrate at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila Hotel at 7pm. The awards gala will see marketing minds and business leaders gather to celebrate the remarkable brands that have captured the highest echelons of consumer confidence in the Philippine market. These brands go beyond mere customer engagement – they exemplify a steadfast commitment to fulfilling their promises and cultivating an invaluable asset: their customers’ unwavering trust.

Seven Lakes Komiks Festival 2024 Brings Komiks Beyond The Metro

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Metro Manila convention scene, and join us this May 11, 2024 as we celebrate Filipino Komiks at the Seven Lakes Komiks Festival! To be held at the cozy and laidback premises of Casa San Pablo, this event seeks to create a komiks-centric space to release new books and introduce new and old creators to each other in a relaxed community setting. 

San Pablo is rich with Komiks history, and partnering with both the Komikero Komiks Museum started by the late Gerry Alanguilan, and with Casa San Pablo, the Seven Lakes Komiks Organizing Committee aims to provide a fun filled day of reading and dialogue about komiks, connecting creators with readers, and hopefully create a new fans as well. Our event is proudly sponsored by Komikon Inc.,  (short description of Komikon),  and CARD MRI Publishing House Inc., a local publishing house under CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI), that aims to "to elevate the capacity of CARD MRI clients by providing progressive and positive stories." We are also supported by The Graphic Literature Guild, a student organization for artists, writers, and comic enthusiasts based in UP Los Baños, and will be covered by our official media partners Indie Komiks Podcast and Blink Creative Studio.

“Under a Piaya Moon” and “Last Shift” Win Big at Inaugural Puregold CinePanalo Awards Night

“Under a Piaya Moon” and “Last Shift” bagged the coveted Pinakapanalong Pelikula awards in the full-length and short film categories respectively at the inaugural Puregold CinePanalo Awards Night. Held on March 16 at the Gateway Cineplex 18, it was an emotional night as both established names as well as young up-and-comers received recognition for their exceptional efforts. 

In the full-length category, Kurt Soberano’s debut feature “Under a Piaya Moon” left the biggest impact as it bagged six awards including the coveted Panalong Aktor and Panalong Pangalawang Aktor. Close behind was Sigrid Andrea Bernardo’s “Pushcart Tales” which left with four awards including Panalong Direktor and Panalong Karangalan Mula sa Mga Hurado.

Meanwhile among the student shorts, Ronjay-C Mendiola’s “Last Shift” achieved the most accolades, winning five awards through the night including Panalong Aktor and Panalong Pangalawang Aktor. Diezelle C. Masilungan’s “Kung Nag-aatubili” also impressed with a total of four awards including Panalong Direktor and a tie for Panalong Pangalawang Aktor. 

Award winners were selected by an esteemed jury of judges.  Victor Villanueva, Emmanuel dela Cruz, Lito Zulueta, served as the jury for the short film category while Jeffery Jeturian, Mae Cruz-Alviar, and June Kim served for the full-length category. Festival directors Ivy Hayagan-Piedad and Chris Cahilig alongside Republic Creative’s Lyle Gonzales served on both juries.

Representatives from festival partners MTRCB and Mowelfund were also in attendance to award special prizes to exceptional film entries. 

“Smokey Journey,” “Tiil ni Lola,” and “Kung Nag-aatubili” received first, second, and third prize respectively in the MTRCB Responsableng Paglikha short-film category, while “Under a Piaya Moon” took home the award in the full-length category. 

Mowelfund also gave out special citations for “Ka Benjie” in the short film category and “Under a Piaya Moon” in the full-length category. They also gave away scholarships to ten of the most promising student filmmakers to participate in the festival.

Screenings of the festival films will also have an extended run at Gateway 2 Cinemas starting on March 20, Wednesday. 

The full list of award winners is as follows:

PINAKAPANALONG PELIKULA

Full-length: “Under a Piaya Moon”

Short Film: “Last Shift”


ALWAYS PANALO FILM

Full-length: “A Lab Story”

Short Film: “Smokey Journey”


PANALONG DIREKTOR

Full-length: Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, “Pushcart Tales”

Short Film: Dizelle C. Masilungan, “Kung Nag-aatubili”


PANALONG AKTRES

Full-length: Shamaine Buencamino, “Pushcart Tales”

Short Film: Jade Mary Cornelia, “Text FIND DAD and Send to 2366”


PANALONG AKTOR

Full-length: Carlos Siguion-Reyna, “Pushcart Tales,” and Jeff Moses, “Under a Piaya Moon”

Short Film: Jules Azaula, “Last Shift,” and Cristmer Valencia, “May Kulay Rosas Ba sa Bahaghari?”


PANALONG KARANGALAN MULA SA MGA HURADO

Full-length: “Pushcart Tales”

Short Film: “Text FIND DAD and Send to 2366”


PANALO SA MGA MANONOOD

Full-length: “A Lab Story”

Short Film: “Saan Ako Pinaglihi?”


PANALONG PANGALAWANG AKTRES

Full-length: Nicole Omillo, “Boys at the Back”

Short Film: Maila Rediang, “Repeater si Peter”


PANALONG PANGALAWANG AKTOR

Full-length: Joel Torre, “Under a Piaya Moon”

Short Film: Vince Macapobre, “Last Shift,” and Aiskhylos Akiyama, “Kung Nag-aatubili”


PANALONG KWENTO

Full-length: Raynier F. Brizuela, “Boys at the Back”

Short Film: Ronjay-C Mendiola, “Last Shift”


MOWELFUND SPECIAL CITATION

Full-length: “Under a Piaya Moon”

Short Film: “Ka Benjie”


MOWELFUND SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

Kent Michael Cadungog, “Text FIND DAD and Send to 2366”

Jenievive B. Adame, “Smokey Journey”

Daniel Gil, “Distansya”

John Llever Sucaldito, “Tambal nga Sabaw”

Reutsche Colle Rigurosa Lima, “Till ni Lola”

Alexa Moneii Agaloos, “Ka Benjie”

John Pistol L. Carmen, “Repeater si Peter”)

Dizelle C. Masilungan, “Kung Nag-aatubill”)

Joshua Andrey A. Doce, “I Am Mutya and I Thank You!”

Marian Jayce R. Tiongzon, “May Kulay Rosas Ba Sa Bahaghari?”


MTRCB RESPONSABLENG PAGLIKHA

Full-length: “Under a Piaya Moon”


Short Film

1st Place: “Smokey Journey”

2nd Place: “Tiil ni Lola”

3rd Place: "Kung Nag-aatubili”


PANALO SA CINEMATOGRAPHY

Full-length: Nathan Bringuer, “Under a Piaya Moon”

Short Film: Anton Acosta, “Kung Nag-aatubili”


PANALO SA PRODUCTION DESIGN

Full-Length: Kurt Soberano and Jed Sicangco, “Under a Piaya Moon”

Short Film: Mikaela Ganaden, “Remedy Soup”


PANALONG AWITIN

Full-length: “Mahal Kita” by VJ Mendoza, “Road to Happy”

Short Film: “Balik” by Dixzie Dione Cruel, “Tiil ni Lola”


PANALONG ENSEMBLE

Full-length: “Pushcart Tales”

Short Film: “Smokey Journey”


PANALO SA MUSICAL SCORING

Full-length: Owa Marquez, “Boys at the Back”

Short Film: Bernie del Carmen, “Smokey Journey”


PANALO SA EDITING

Full-length: Kurt Soberano and Rodney Jarder Jr., “Under a Piaya Moon”

Short Film: Reutsche Colle Lima, Nyle Justin Bacolod, and Elj Seth Tababa, “Tiil ni Lola”


PANALO SA SOUND DESIGN

Full-length: Nioki Aquino, “Pushcart Tales”

Short Film: Kzee Flores, “May Kulay Rosas Ba sa Bahaghari?”


PANALO SA FILM POSTER

Full-length: “Boys at the Back”

Short Film: “Last Shift”






Embark on an Unforgettable Adventure at Timezone Marquee Mall, Pampanga

The country’s favorite family entertainment center is reinforcing its presence in Central Luzon with a better and more spacious location at the Marquee Mall in San Fernando, Pampanga. Join the fun at Timezone Marquee Mall – Where the joy of play comes alive for Kapampangan families!

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – Mayap a abak, good morning, Pampanga! Discover a new era of excitement as Timezone reopens its doors at Marquee Mall, Pampanga, unveiling a more expansive and thrilling venue on the third level. With a sprawling 915 square meters dedicated to pure entertainment, Timezone Marquee Mall promises an extensive range of games and attractions to suit the varied preferences and interests of guests of all ages.

ICYMI: Parokya Ni Edgar performed at the HONOR X9b 5G Bagsakan Concert!

HONOR Philippines just threw the very first HONOR X9b 5G Bagsakan and it was a success! 

Parokya Ni Edgar performed at the HONOR X9b 5G Bagsakan Concert on March 16, 2024 

Leading global smart devices provider HONOR Philippines ended the HONOR X9b 5G Bagsakan Concert with flying colors on March 16, 2024. The said event was a thanksgiving celebration for the success of the market’s toughest phone HONOR X9b 5G! Almost a thousand HONOR users gathered to witness the high-caliber performers of the very first HONOR X9b 5G Bagsakan Concert. 

Titans are smashing through the big screen as “Godzilla x Kong,” filmed for IMAX, arrives on March 30. Tickets available now!

The fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong are back in action as Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire sees the legendary Titans work together to defeat a mysterious new threat that challenges the existence of Hollow Earth and humanity. Filmed for IMAX, see the larger-than-life creatures lead the fight for this world on the big screen.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWzEFE0KqRI

For actors Rebecca Hall and Bryan Tyree Henry, working with director Adam Wingard and his infectious enthusiasm for the film made them feel excitement for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, especially for the fans. “I saw brand new stuff every day. It makes a huge difference when your leader is a fan of this kind of universe, and is excited by the discoveries of what could possibly be, what could unfold. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I think the fans are going to be very excited,” Henry, who plays the character Bermie Hayes, explains.

Rebecca Hall, playing the role of Dr. Ilene Andrews in the film, also shares about director Wingard’s attitude towards filming, “You get this belief that he has a sense of what the film’s going to be, but you also get to have a really good time on set, because he has this exuberance that is just intoxicating. He does have an inner 10-year-old, and he’s there all the time watching everything. He directs with that enthusiasm, and you know you’ve done well, because you can hear him chuckling.”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Opens New Temple In Urdaneta

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to grow their ministry with building more places of worship where the community can gather and further grow their faith. One of their projects involves having a dedicated temple located near the vicinity of their members. Currently, there are two temples in the country, particularly in Manila and Cebu. 

However, this is still quite far to members located in father provinces. But there is good news as more temples will be constructed in the next few years to bring them closer to the faithful. Recently, there is a new temple built and is located in Urdaneta City in Pangasinan. This new house of worship is only the third Latter-day Saint temple in the country and the first in Northern Luzon.

The First Presidency of the Church has announced that the open house will be held from Monday, March 18, 2024, to Saturday, March 30, 2024, except Sunday, March 24. The open house gives people of all faiths the opportunity to tour the temple's beautiful interior and grounds and learn about the purpose of these sacred structures. Tours are free, and no reservations are needed. More information is available at UrdanetaTemple.ChurchofJesusChrist.org. Following the public open house, the temple will be formally dedicated on Sunday, April 28.

Hello, Philippines! Choi Min-Sik, Kim Go-Eun and director Jang Jae-Hyun invite PH to watch “Exhuma,” in cinemas March 20

Less than a week to go! Discover what lies beneath a mysterious grave in the mystery thriller Exhuma, starring Choi Min-sik, Kim Go-eun, Yoo Hai-jin and Lee Do-hyun, in cinemas March 20. 

Watch Choi Min-Sik, Kim Go-Eun and director Jang Jae-Hyun talk about their new mystery thriller, and invite the Philippines to watch Exhuma in cinemas: https://youtu.be/wa76q_kZVqI 

Exhuma, directed by Jang Jae-Hyun (Svaha: The Sixth Finger, The Priests), tells the story of two talented shamans, a geomancer and a mortician tasked to find a mysterious grave – and unknowingly unleash a malevolent force buried underneath.  

Watch the trailer: https://rb.gy/iueve2

Choi Min-Sik in Exhuma

Health Experts Urge Filipinos to Be Vigilant Against Shingles

(L-R): Archana Rajan, GSK Philippines Adult Vaccines Business Unit Director; Dr. Gio Barangan, GSK Philippines Country Medical Director; So Young Seo, GSK Philippines General Manager; Dr. Gaile Robredo-Vitas, Dermatologist; Dr. Rontgene Solante, Infectious Diseases Specialist; Richard Arboleda, GSK Philippines Communications and Government Affairs Head; Rachel Tongson, Adult Vaccines Marketing Manager, GSK Philippines

Health experts joined forces with global biopharma company GSK to launch a nationwide awareness campaign to educate the public on the risks, impact, and prevention of shingles, a debilitating viral infection. Often overlooked, shingles can lead to serious complications if not treated properly, particularly among older adults. The risk of shingles sharply increases at the age of 50.1

3 Days 2 Nights In Poblacion - Of Clubs, Alcohol, and Love

When we say Poblacion, many would think of their barangay which is the center of towns and cities but recently it means the party capital located in Makati which features a lot of places to eat, drink, party, play and get wild. 

3 Days 2 Nights in Poblacion is a love and friendship movie which happens in the tempting and alluring district of Poblacion. Charlie (Jasmine) and Gabbi (Barbie) are best friends who are now meeting again after a long time and supposed to have just a farewell party but ended up with extending their stay and rebook the flight.

This opportunity brings in another character Javi (JM de Guzman) who is a common love interest of the two. They went on a bar-hopping adventure which leads them more than food and drinks, but also weird encounters, on-the-spot drag, and eventually opening themselves up to each other.

Indeed, the depictions of the places were accurate, yet they can also get wilder and darker if they dared. Performances of the cast is indeed entertaining with their antics but sometimes it can stray quite far from the plot and loses its essence. 

Feelin’ Like A K-pop Star? UR Wants You To Audition This March 16-17!

Are you ready to showcase your talents and join the ranks of the extraordinary? This is your moment to shine on the global stage, captivate hearts, and leave an indelible mark on the international music scene.

Aspiring teen idols (15-19 years old), mark your calendars for March 16th and 17th for a chance to turn your dreams into reality!

If you have prior experience in dancing and singing or you have already tried joining talent shows, audition at 10F Universal Tower 1487 Quezon Avenue in Quezon City from 9am to 5pm and bring your A-game! This is your opportunity to step onto the international stage, make a name for yourself, and leave an indelible mark on the world.

“YOLO,” China’s biggest box office hit of 2024, opens in Philippine cinemas April 17

Get ready to laugh, cry and be inspired by YOLO, the comedy drama that broke records in China when it opened during the Lunar New Year holiday. 

Sony Pictures recently acquired the international distribution rights to the film, and it will open in Philippine cinemas, via Columbia Pictures, on April 17. Directed by Jia Ling, YOLO is the biggest grossing film so far for 2024, earning a massive $475 million at  the global box office to date.

Lei Jia Yin and Jia Ling (also the director and writer) in YOLO

YOLO tells the story of Le Ying (played by Jia Ling), who has been staying at home for many years, doing nothing in particular. After graduating from college and working for a while, Le Ying chooses to withdraw from society, closing herself off from social circles, which she believes is the best way to “reconcile” with herself. Then one day, after several twists of fate, she decides to live life in a different way. In cautiously venturing into the outside world, Le Ying meets boxing coach Hao Kun (played by Lei Jia Yin), who just may change her life.

Ena Mori drops “Heartache Generation,” her first single after 2022 album release

The much-awaited song comes with a one-take video shot entirely using smart glasses

Filipino-Japanese artist Ena Mori continues to break new ground with the release of her new single “Heartache Generation,” out on Friday, March 15, 2024, via Offshore Music and Sony Music Entertainment.

The eclectic track chronicles the singer-songwriter’s bouts with existential crisis as she approaches her birthday, fearing the inability to capture the same sense of purpose and wonder amidst the noise reverberating inside her head.

InLife Sheroes shines the spotlight on Filipino women as it celebrates 5th Anniversary; launches the InLife Sheroes Awards

InLife Executive Chairperson Nina D. Aguas (4th from left) and InLife Dreamweaver Megastar Sharon Cuneta-Pangilinan led guests in exchanging Sheroes bracelets representing the bonds formed these past five years and the promise to stand by each other through thick and thin. With them are (from left) host KaladKaren Davila, Ms. Mitch Valdez, Aryn Cristobal, and Nicki Morena.

InLife Sheroes shone the spotlight on women, led by Executive Chairperson and InLife Sheroes prime mover Nina D. Aguas, and InLife Dreamweaver, Megastar Sharon Cuneta, in an afternoon program that celebrated its achievements in the last five years.

BAP partners with Cisco to Strengthen Cybersecurity Skills in the Philippines' Banking Sector

The Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP) and Cisco, a worldwide leader in technology, have partnered to provide cybersecurity training to the commercial banking sector through Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration Program in the Philippines, UGNAYAN 2030. Banking professionals from across 13 of the leading banks in the country completed courses under the training program developed by Cisco Networking Academy, one of the world’s longest running IT skills-to-job program.

Be The Portrait Master with realme’s Flagship Periscope

Unlock new possibilities with realme 12 Pro+ 5G and join the realme Portrait Master Academy Photowalk on March 16 and 23

The launch of the realme 12 Pro+ 5G marked a significant milestone in realme's flagship photography journey. The latest smartphone carries a cutting-edge periscope telephoto technology that packs both a dedicated telephoto lens and a flagship-level sensor in one smartphone device.

This leap in camera technology from its predecessor was strongly driven by the needs of realme’s fans and community. Through this innovation, realme has made advanced photography more accessible for fans to explore and capture movie-like shots beyond the horizon. 

Bob Marley’s legacy lives on in “Bob Marley: One Love”

Bob Marley has always felt the power of his music and its capacity to unite people, and Bob Marley: One Love’s aims to capture the immense scope of the icon, and a side of Bob Marley that few have ever seen. “Bob carried the weight of the world on his shoulders to bring one love and joy to others. He bore that pain for us. He carried abandonment. He carried agony. He carried guilt. But he did not carry hate,” says director Reinaldo Marcus Green after immersing himself in the world of the musician.

Watch the “Filming in Jamaica” featurette here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVeFkUHMD8M

‘HONOR X9b 5G Bagsakan Concert’ headlines Parokya ni Edgar! Here’s How You Can Watch It Live on March 16!

Hurry, it’s open to public! HONOR Philippines is giving away free tickets for this much-awaited event 

Leading global smart devices provider HONOR Philippines has officially announced its thanksgiving party for the great success of its viral smartphone HONOR X9b 5G. They dropped a smashing line-up with Parokya Ni Edgar as the headliner. “HONOR X9b 5G Bagsakan Concert” will be held at McKinley Whisky Park in BGC, Taguig City on March 16! 

Character posters for hit mystery thriller “Exhuma,” starring Kim Go-Eun, Lee Do-Hyun, Choi Min-Sik nad Yoo Hai-Jin, released


Join Choi Min-sik, Kim Go-eun, Yoo Hai-jin, and Lee Do-hyun as they confront both supernatural forces and their own fears in the mystery thriller Exhuma, in cinemas March 20. 

Watch the trailer: https://rb.gy/iueve2

Exhuma, starring Choi Min-Sik, Kim Go-Eun, Yoo Hai-Jin and Lee Do-Hyun, tells the story of two talented shamans, a geomancer and a mortician tasked to find a mysterious grave – and unknowingly unleash a malevolent force buried underneath.  

Mister and Miss Philippine Eagles Club 2024 Pageant Announced

With the Philippines being a powerhouse in beauty pageants, there is also a growing want to set up more pageants not only for beauty but also for a good cause. Recently the Fraternal Order of Eagles - Philippine Eagles, Inc. announced that they will also have their own pageant called Mister and Miss Philippine Eagles this 2024.

Organized by Tfoe-Pe Inc., it aims to create a stage for a conservative beauty pageant, both locally and nationally. The stage values the contestants who see themselves as eagles and possess the ability to function as mediators to promote beauty, culture, and humanity. They should have knowledge, abilities, wit, and beauty embodying the qualities of the 45s: SMART, SPIRIT, SERVICE MIND, AND SIMPLIFY. The Fraternal Order of Eagles - Philippine Eagles, established in 1979 is known for their socio-civic organization in in the Philippines.

Puregold CinePanalo Film Festival officially partners with MTRCB

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board
(MTRCB) has officially partnered with the
 inaugural Puregold CinePanalo Film Festival.

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has officially partnered with the inaugural Puregold CinePanalo Film Festival. The renowned regulatory board has supported this landmark initiative in the Philippine film industry.

Ivy Hayagan-Piedad, Senior Marketing Manager at Puregold, emphasized the significance of this collaboration. "We are thrilled to partner with MTRCB for the Puregold CinePanalo Film Festival. Together, we aim to present a lineup of uplifting films that families and individuals will enjoy." The MTRCB will oversee the suitability of each film entry, ensuring that they meet the legal standards required for local films.

Get ready! FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+ with Live Cool Inverter Technology is here, setting the stage for the next era in innovative air conditioning.

Excitement fills the air as TCL, a leading consumer electronics brand and one of the world's top two TV brands, is set to introduce a new generation in air conditioning technology with TCL CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+, Live Cool Inverter Air Conditioner. As the anticipation begins to soar, both industry experts and consumers eagerly await the revelation of TCL's newest addition to its already impressive set of home appliances.

TCL CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+, Live Cool Inverter Air Conditioner is created with its latest innovation that promises to be a game-changer. The TCL FreshIn Series Inverter Air Conditioner offers a comprehensive and advanced solution compared to conventional air conditioners from other brands. It aims to enhance the brand's reputation by focusing on freshness, health and comfort in living spaces.

Unleash the ghost invasion and be a ghostbuster with the Ghostbusters AR Experience!

Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon in
Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

No ghost trap? No problem. You can use your phone to take on a ghost invasion with the Ghostbusters augmented reality experience. 

Catch some ghosts with the #Ghostbusters ghost invasion: https://youtu.be/kZR_yDYz02M 

Every ghost the Ghostbusters have ever caught will be unleashed but Ghostbuster wannabes get the chance to capture the ghosts on their phones by visiting this site and launching the AR experience: GhostbustersAR.com  

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...