Stunts 101: Get to know the stunts and the awesome people behind them in “The Fall Guy,” in cinemas May 1

Director David Leitch and Ryan Gosling on the set of “The Fall Guy

In every action film, the pulse-pounding sequences are a testament to the dedication and talent of the stunt team. 

Watch the new featurette “The Fall Guy | A Look Inside”

For “The Fall Guy,” it was pivotal for director David Leitch (who used to be a stunt performer himself) and producer Kelly McCormick to assemble a core group of skilled individuals to meet the unique challenges posed by the film. From intense fights to intricate rigging, daring high falls to water and fire stunts, the film spans the entire spectrum of stunt disciplines. To ensure excellence in each area, the filmmakers enlisted the best in the business, including Chris O’Hara, who, like Leitch, is a well-known figure in the stunt industry. To give proper credit to O’Hara’s invaluable contribution to the film, O’Hara, usually given the credit of stunt coordinator, received the industry’s first-ever film credit of “Stunt Designer.”

They’re more than meets the eye. Check out the “Transformers One” gang with the new character posters

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Before they were Cybertron’s fiercest warriors, Optimus Prime and Megatron were once known as Orion Pax and D-16. In Transformers One we see how it all began, and how the once sworn brothers turn into archenemies, forming the Autobots and the Decepticons. Transformers One stars Chris Hemsworth, Bryan Tyree Henry, Scarlett Johansson, and Keegan-Michael Key.

Check out the character posters: 

Chris Hemsworth as Orion Pax/Optimus Prime

Pepe Herrera Ready To Be The "Bantay-Bahay"

Prepare for an early spooky treat as Regal Entertainment brings its first cinema offering this 2024 via horror comedy film "Bantay-Bahay opening nationwide on May 1 Led by the incomparable Pepe Herrera aka Lods this spine-chilling feature promises to be a thrilling ride from start to finish

Herrera, known for his versatility in both drama and comedy, previously wowed audiences in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) box-office hit and record-breaker romantic film "Rewind," where he played "Lods" (Lord), alongside Kapuso Primetime King and Queen Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera.

This time around, "Lods" takes audiences on a hair-raising adventure as Caleb, breathing life to what appears to be his most viral role yet (and also for his character)

Regarding False Accusations and Malicious Attacks on PNP Chief Marbil

We would like to address recent rumors and negative posts circulating on social media that allege Police General Rommel Francisco Marbil, the newly appointed chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), is removing the rice allowances of PNP personnel and donating them to persons deprived of liberty (PDL).

PNP Chief Marbil categorically denies these baseless accusations, stating that he has not issued any directive concerning the rice allowances of PNP personnel nor does he have any intention to do so. These malicious attacks are clearly orchestrated by individuals seeking to discredit Chief Marbil, who has expressed his commitment to restore the reputation of the police force through smart policing methods. It is evident that those who have tarnished the name of the PNP are resorting to fabricating lies to malign his policies as the new PNP chief and incite these unwarranted attacks.

TCL C6 QLED Pro: Experience the TV's Evolution with a Quantum Leap Performance

TCL, a leading consumer electronics brand and one of the world's top two TV brands,is thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of TCL's newest innovation: the next-generation C series TV. 

Make way for the new TCL C 6 QLED Pro Series, giving a quantum leap in color display technology set to be launched this coming May 8.  Be captivated by its superb innovative highlights that redefine picture quality.

“We are very happy to announce the coming of the new TCL C6 QLED Pro  Series.  With its exceptional features and state-of-the-art technology, you can be assured that the C6 Series is definitely worth the wait!,” Joseph Cernitchez, TCL Brand Manager said.

Leading the upcoming launch for the TCL C6 QLED Pro Series’ coming is none other than TCL brand ambassador and most in-demand local actress Kathryn Bernardo!  She'll be starring in a captivating digital video commercial, kicking things off in style. Don't miss the excitement – stay tuned!

PLDT and Cignal TV support Philippine Hosting of 2025 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship

(L-R) Sen Alan Peter S. Cayetano, DOT Office of Film and Sports Tourism Director Roberto Alabado III, Mediaquest Holdings Inc. and Cignal TV President and CEO Jane Jimenez Basas, and PNVF President Ramon Suzara at the 2025 FIVB Men's World Championship press conference at the Marquis Events Place at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

The Philippines’ world-first solo hosting of the 2025 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship has gotten a boost as PLDT Inc. (PLDT) and Cignal TV announced their support for the prestigious volleyball tournament taking place on September 12-28, 2025.

The country’s largest telco network PLDT will be the official broadband partner of the 2025 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship. Cignal TV, the pay TV arm of the MediaQuest Group, will be the event’s official broadcaster.

Santé: Leading the Game in Health and Wellness Scene Through Acceleration and Innovation

Discover the company's journey to staying at the forefront of empowering people to live more, do more.

More and more people are focusing on taking care of themselves, and this has created a big market for health and wellness products. The thriving industry emerged to promote health and act as catalysts for innovation and acceleration. Among these, Santé, one of the fastest-growing distribution and direct-selling companies globally dedicated to helping people live better lives, stands out. Through transformative products and services, they help people live better lives.

Jollibee Coffee Blends Gets A New Vibe With The New Iced Mocha and Iced Mocha Float!

Since the launch of the Jollibee Coffee Blends, customers have been also anticipated that there will be more flavors coming soon which coffee lovers. Now Jollibee reveals a new addition to the coffee variants with the new Iced Mocha and Iced Mocha Float.

The all-new Iced Mocha combines the richness of freshly brewed coffee with the smoothness of creamy chocolate, creating an irresistible blend that gives you that coffee kick and satisfies your sweet cravings.

“More than that kick of caffeine, we now usually drink coffee for that mood-boosting feeling, and Jollibee’s new Iced Mocha is all about giving you the 2 contrasting experiences of rich, freshly brewed coffee and creamy chocolate, blended perfectly for that much-needed coffee break vibe,” says Luis Berba, Marketing Director of Jollibee. "It's more than just a drink; it’s an experience, offering a deliciously rich blend of chocolate and coffee to elevate your mood."

Get ready for Dev Patel’s “Monkey Man,” described by critics as the “South Asian John Wick” with its raw and intense action scenes, in cinemas May 15

Dev Patel is an action star in his directorial debut “Monkey Man,” which he also wrote.

Dev Patel has always loved action cinema.  

Patel (“Slumdog Millionaire,” “Lion”), who has been obsessed with action cinema from different parts of the world ever since he was a child, has been working on “Monkey Man” for nearly a decade. “It was an action-packed, crazy ride – blood, sweat, tears, broken bones, literally, for this revenge film about faith,” shares Patel about his passion project, which he set out to write years ago, and eventually became his directorial debut. “It’s set in a modernized India, and we take one of the oldest mythologies we have and put a brand-new spin on it. We’ve taken something and made it completely original. It vibrates with energy and soul and culture, and some of the most insane action.”

Here's Your Ultimate Guide to the Hottest Deals and Best Experiences this Summer

When you think of summer, exploring under the sun and having fun with your family and friends come to mind. This season, let GCash be the gateway to more unforgettable moments, because with the country’s top finance super app, you can enjoy the best that the season has to offer through the hottest deals in dining, shopping, travel and more. 

Going cashless this summer has never been easier thanks to GCash. Whether you want to purchase travel insurance, pay hassle-free at millions of merchants or pay abroad with just one tap, GCash makes it easier to have everything you need. 

foundit becomes the Official Talent Partner of the Badminton World Federation (BWF)

The partnership is a powerful tool for connecting foundit with millions of talented individuals across India, Singapore, Malaysia, the  Philippines & Southeast Asia

foundit further aims to support badminton players and grassroots academies in India & Southeast Asia

foundit, a leading talent platform in APAC & the Middle East, recently announced its partnership with the Badminton World Federation (BWF). This strategic collaboration aims to amplify foundit’s brand presence while championing the spirit of excellence embodied by badminton players worldwide. 

A summer vacation in paradise turns deadly in the official trailer for “Blink Twice,” starring Channing Tatum in Zoë Kravitz’s directorial debut

A summer vacation in paradise turns deadly in the official trailer for “Blink Twice,” starring Channing Tatum in Zoë Kravitz’s directorial debut

This August, make some memories. Watch the official trailer for Blink Twice directed by Zoë Kravitz and starring Naomi Ackie and Channing Tatum. 

Watch the trailer:

“Blink Twice” arrives in Philippine cinemas on August 21.

Catriona Gray Dives into The Idea of You with Anne Hathaway, Nick Galitzine

Talks about how they can empower and inspire people to stay true and authentic

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray recently had the wonderful opportunity to sit down for an exclusive conversation with two prominent figures of the silver screen, Anne Hathaway and Nick Galitzine, in anticipation of the highly awaited release of The Idea of You on Prime Video, set to stream on May 2.

In this captivating interview shared on Gray’s social media, lead actors Anne Hathaway and Nicholas Galitzine shared insights into the film's unique appeal and its relevance to contemporary audiences.

"Really fun music. Really, really fun music, great concert scenes, unexpected love connections– sandwiches," remarked Hathaway, teasing the delightful surprises awaiting viewers.

Mocasa CEO Shares Vision for Secure Digital Transactions at SHIELD Trust Summit 2024

(Farthest left) Mocasa CEO Robin Wong shares insights about the integral role of anti-fraud measures in the digital ecosystem alongside other distinguished panelist at SHIELD Trust Summit 2024 recently held in Bangkok, Thailand

Mocasa, the Philippines' first virtual credit wallet, represented by its CEO, Robin Wong, was one of the distinguished panelist at the recently concluded SHIELD Trust Summit 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand. Renowned for its dedication to cybersecurity and digital trust, the summit convened industry leaders and experts at the prestigious Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, solidifying the company's commitment to advancing secure digital transactions. This participation not only highlights Mocasa's global relevance but also underscores the Philippines' position as a key player in shaping cybersecurity discussions on the international stage.

Wong contributed invaluable insights during the panel discussion, focusing on the critical assessment of anti-fraud vendors' effectiveness and return on investment. Moreover, the discussion delved into the integral role of anti-fraud measures in fostering long-term sustainable growth in the digital ecosystem.

"As the Philippines' first virtual credit wallet, Mocasa is deeply committed to advancing cybersecurity practices and promoting digital trust," said Wong. "The summit provided an excellent platform to discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding anti-fraud measures and their impact on sustainable growth."

The discussion highlighted the importance of robust anti-fraud strategies in mitigating risks and safeguarding digital transactions. By assessing the effectiveness of chosen anti-fraud vendors, organizations can enhance their security posture and build resilience against emerging threats.

Mocasa's innovative approach to virtual credit wallets emphasizes the integration of cutting-edge security measures to ensure the safety and trust of its users. Through strategic partnerships and continuous innovation, Mocasa remains at the forefront of promoting digital confidence in the Philippines' financial landscape.

Mocasa is a financial technology company duly licensed and regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and an accredited accessing entity of Credit Information Corporation (CIC). To learn more about the latest updates from Mocasa, visit or its Facebook, Instagram and Tiktok accounts. Customers are encouraged to download the app in Google Play and App Store to know more about its services and latest promos.

The cards have spoken. Meet the characters of the new horror film “Tarot”

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A group of friends decides to delve into the world of the occult and read their destiny through tarot cards, only to unleash an evil trapped within. Meet the characters trying to race against death and their foretold future in the new horror film Tarot:

Haley (Harriet Slater) is a spiritualist that is navigating a difficult time in her life. Her belief in a destiny already written for people as a coping mechanism leads her to think that her fate has already been sealed. In Tarot she will go on a journey of discovery to regain agency in her life. Will she take fortune in her own hands to survive her card’s prediction?

Win a shopping spree worth up to P100,000 from PLDT Home

Summer is the perfect time to upgrade your home, shop for school or work essentials, or simply stock up your pantry. This summer, PLDT Home gives you more reasons to make the most out of your upgrade or purchase with a chance to win a P100,000 shopping spree.

PLDT Home’s Shopping Spree Upgrade promo gives you a chance to win a shopping spree experience at SM Store Megamall, with SM gift passes worth up to P100,000 to one lucky winner; P50,000 SM Gift Passes to two winners; and P25,000 SM Gift Passes to four winners.

“Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” Smashes Its Way To The Top As 2024's Biggest Movie In The PH

Reigning as the no. 1 movie in the country for 4 consecutive weeks

Titans reign as “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire” has been the #1 movie in the Philippines since its release last March. The epic monster film is also the first and only movie of 2024 to reach past P100-M in the box office, taking the top spot for 4 consecutive weeks.

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 leading global smart devices provider, HONOR, is launching the HONOR Magic6 Pro in the Philippines, multi-awarded with five DXOMARK Gold Labels for Camera, Battery, Display, Selfie, and Audio. The HONOR Magic6 Pro maintains its top position in the Global Ranking of DXOMARK Best Camera Phones worldwide. 

EU holds choral festival with the UST to celebrate 60 Years of EU-Philippines Diplomatic Relations

The Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines collaborates with the University of Santo Tomas to host “Sounds of Celebration: Sixty Years of EU-Philippines Relations”, a choral festival, to mark the 60 years of bilateral relations between the European Union and the Philippines.

The event will take place at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes OP Building (BGPOP), University of Santo Tomas, on 26 April 2024, featuring exceptional choral groups from all over the Philippines in a showcase of talent, musical diversity, and cultural exchange. The festival also coincides with the University of Santo Tomas’ 413th founding anniversary.

The theme of this event, “Sounds of Celebration”, is a recognition of how music can transcend borders and go beyond the barrier of language. Music is a worldwide language, and for this choral festival, music will be utilised to celebrate the 60 years of friendship and cooperation between the European Union and the Philippines.  

They see everything. The mystery goes deeper as the new trailer for “The Watchers,” starring Dakota Fanning, is revealed

They see everything. The mystery goes deeper as the new trailer for “The Watchers,” starring Dakota Fanning, is revealed

A thrilling new mystery awaits in The Watchers, Ishana Night Shyamalan’s directorial debut film starring Dakota Fanning. Based on the novel of the same name by A.M. Shine, something lurks within an untouched forest where Mina (Fanning) finds shelter among strangers. Suspense builds as mysterious creatures stalk their shelter when night falls.

Watch the new trailer:

The mystery unfolds when The Watchers opens in Philippine cinemas on June 12.

About “The Watchers”

From producer M. Night Shyamalan comes “The Watchers,” written and directed by Ishana Night Shyamalan and based on the novel by A.M. Shine. The film follows Mina, a 28-year-old artist, who gets stranded in an expansive, untouched forest in western Ireland. When Mina finds shelter, she unknowingly becomes trapped alongside three strangers who are watched and stalked by mysterious creatures each night.

National Filipino Food Month: How foodpanda bridges cultures and cravings nationwide

April in the Philippines isn’t just about welcoming the sweltering summer heat, it’s also about celebrating something that’s close to every Filipino's heart—food! So, it’s no surprise that the Philippines has dedicated April as the "Buwan ng Kalutong Pilipino'' or Filipino Food Month as a tribute to the rich tapestry of Filipino culinary heritage. 

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, Filipino cuisine has found its way into the hearts and plates of Filipinos everywhere in the country. Thanks to online food and grocery delivery platforms like foodpanda, the accessibility to Pinoy delicacies has never been easier, bridging the gap between craving and satisfaction for Filipinos and food enthusiasts everywhere.

The pulse of Filipino cravings on foodpanda

foodpanda has experienced a significant surge in Filipino food orders, coinciding with an increase in its partner vendors offering Filipino dishes. Currently, nearly 60% of its partner vendors include Filipino dishes in their offerings, with 9% of these restaurants specializing only in Filipino cuisine.

The platform reveals fascinating insights into the Filipino palate. Topping the list is the favorite Halo-Halo, a cool treat perfect for the country's warm weather. Not far behind are Pinoy faves like Pandesal, Puto, Tusok-Tusok, and Turon, all easily ordered with a simple tap.

When it comes to hearty meals, the "Silog" dishes, Sisig and Lechon win big as comfort food. Interestingly, orders for Silog have more than doubled those for Sisig, which proves just how much Pinoys love this combination of garlic rice, fried egg, and meat.

But foodpanda isn’t just about ready-to-eat meals. It’s also great for those who want to cook Filipino dishes at home or grab their go-to local snacks, offering products from well-known brands like Gardenia for bread, San Miguel for beer, Nature's Spring for water, Rebisco for biscuits, and Universal Robina for a variety of snacks.

Pinoy Pride Restaurants to Watch Out For

Filipino Food Month is a chance to dive into dishes packed with tradition and flavor. In celebration of National Filipino Food Month, let's spotlight some restaurants that are not just serving meals but are ambassadors of Filipino culture and culinary excellence:

Beginning in Metro Manila, Gerry’s Grill is a Filipino favorite not just because of its iconic dishes like Beef Kare-Kare, Pork Sisig, and Inihaw na Pusit, but also because it evokes the feeling of home with restaurants designed to accommodate families and large groups. "Wherever Filipinos are in the world, Gerry’s Grill is their go-to for authentic Filipino dishes, flavorful desserts, and a one-stop shop for everything related to Pinoy food. By being available on foodpanda, we can bring that homey feeling to the doorsteps of our Pinoy customers," said Gerry’s Grill Segment Marketing Manager, Kenneth John Dela Cruz.

In Visayas, Hukad is one of Cebu’s must-visit restaurants for its endless serving of Filipino dishes, from Lechon Cebu to Grilled Pork Belly and special Bantayan Baked Scallops. Their commitment to authentic Filipino cuisine and culture shines through their carefully chosen recipes, ingredients, and cooking methods that are true to the traditional Filipino way of life. 

“We work with Filipino chefs and experts to ensure our dishes authentically represent the Philippines' culinary heritage while educating customers on the cultural significance of our food. With the support of foodpanda, we have significantly enhanced our visibility, helping us share the joy of Filipino cuisine with as many people as possible,” shared Kristine Paula R. Kokseng, General Manager of Hukad. 

All the way from Southern Philippines where the Tuna Belt lies, Mindanao-based Tuna Republik is famous for its Sutukil Dish, which is a combination of SUgba (Grilled), TUwa (Stewed), and KILaw (Raw tossed in vinegar). Harnessing the rich abundance of tuna in their region, their dishes not only tantalize the Filipino palate but also offer exceptional value at an affordable price. 

Owners of Tuna Republik Jerome and Shiella Aranas revealed, “While our menu incorporates tuna in every dish, we were also able to preserve the authentic Filipino cooking technique because some of our skilled cooks hail from the Indigenous People (IP) sector. foodpanda’s steady and efficient platform has been a great help to us in introducing Tuna Republik to first-time customers and keeping loyal ones.”

"Supporting partner vendors with Filipino-centric menus is close to our hearts. It's not just about business, it's about keeping our culture alive through our food. By helping these restaurants, we're boosting local communities and keeping our traditions strong for the next generations to enjoy and carry on, “ said Louie Lim, foodpanda Philippines Head of Account Management. 

National Filipino Food Month is more than just an occasion to indulge in the country's culinary delights, it's a reminder of the rich cultural heritage that Filipino cuisine represents. Whether you're dining in the Philippines or ordering from across the world, the flavors of Filipino food are bound to touch your heart and stomach, making every meal a celebration of culture, community, and unparalleled taste.

DITO Celebrates Major Milestones With Ookla Win and "DITO sa Puso Ko" Campaign Featuring DongYan

Mr. Eric Alberto, CEO, DITO Telecommunity,
Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes and
Ms. Evelyn Jimenez, Chief Revenue
Officer-Consumer, DITO Telecommunity

DITO Telecommunity, has a lot to celebrate along as named as the fastest-growing telecom provider in the country. Recently they have announced DITO SA PUSO KO- a campaign that celebrates DITO subscribers' love and loyalty to the brand, and with this they also proudly announced Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera as their new brand ambasadors.

In a significant leap forward of being the Rated # 1 Mobile Network in the Philippines, DITO Telecommunity, the fastest-growing telecom provider in the country, proudly launches its newest campaign, DITO SA PUSO KO, featuring Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera, the stars of the top-grossing Filipino film of all time - Rewind. This campaign celebrates their love for DITO with all the DITOZENS who motivate DITO's constant pursuit of excellent customer satisfaction and digital innovations. 

G! LU Opens Today In Major Local Cinemas

“VBC forever!!!”

This is the battlecry of the Valley Boys Club, the main characters in G! LU, ALV Films’ latest summer release. The tight-knit barkada, comprised of David Licauco, Teejay Marquez, Derrick Monasterio, Kiko Estrada, Enzo Pineda and Ruru Madrid, is about to embark on a major life-changing milestone. 

With school over and the rest of their lives ahead of them, they plunge headlong into the future with their heads held high, secure in the thought that they have each other’s backs — no matter what.

Ayala Malls Cinemas Exclusively Brings The Electrifying "Challengers"

Watch Zendaya’s Best-Career Performance To-Date, Opens April 24 

Ayala Malls Cinemas brings another highly anticipated film to their roster of critically acclaimed titles with the exclusive Philippine theatrical run of Challengers starting April 24.  The film is helmed by visionary filmmaker Luca Guadagdnino, known for his works Call Me By Your Name and Bones and All, and features stellar and powerhouse performances from main stars Zendaya, Mike Faist, and Josh O’Connor 

In Challengers, Zendaya stars as Tashi Duncan, a former tennis prodigy turned coach and a force of nature who makes no apologies for her game on and off the court. Married to Art, a champion on a losing streak played by Mike Faist of West Side Story, Tashi’s strategy for her husband’s redemption takes a surprising turn when he must face off against the washed-up Patrick, portrayed by Josh O’ Connor of The Crown, who also happens to be Art’s former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend. 

Tokyo Game Show Event Briefing Delivers Exclusive Insights And Exvitement

The gaming world was at the edge of their seats as the highly anticipated Tokyo Game Show Event Briefing took center stage on April 10, 2024, at Microtel, Pasay. Gathering enthusiasts, industry insiders, and media representatives, the briefing was a resounding success, providing attendees with exclusive news and updates about the upcoming Tokyo Game Show. 

With excitement palpable in the air, participants eagerly awaited the unveiling of what Tokyo Game Show has in store for the gaming community in 2024. With cutting-edge technology showcases and thrilling game reveals, the event briefing promised a glimpse into the future of interactive entertainment. 

Get ready to be wooed by Ryan Gosling as “The Fall Guy.” Catch the action-romance-comedy flick early, with sneak previews April 26 & 27

Opens May 1 in cinemas nationwide! 

Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in “The Fall Guy”

It’s time to make some trouble with the winning team-up of Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt in the action-romance-comedy “The Fall Guy.” Experience sexy chemistry, hilarious comebacks, epic stunts and more in director (and former stunt performer) David Leitch’s love letter to filmmaking. “The Fall Guy” opens in cinemas May 1, but sneak previews are available starting 5:00 PM on April 26 and 27. Catch this hot ticket of a movie early and book your tickets now!  

Watch Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt’s 60-second pitch for “The Fall Guy”:

City of Sto. Tomas, Batangas Mayor starts the ball rolling for NJLA-LGU English Proficiency through Literature project

MOA Signing of NJLA-City of Sto. Tomas Batangas English Proficiency through Literature project. (L-R) Loida S. Virtudazo, Executive Vice President-General Manager, Philippines Graphic; Vice Mayor Catherine Jaurigue-Perez, City of Sto. Tomas, Batangas; Mayor Arth Jhun A. Marasigan, City of Sto. Tomas, Batangas; and Leah Caling-Bonotan, Special Projects Officer, NJLA-LGU Project

The City of Sto. Tomas, Batangas is the first local government partner of the Nick Joaquin Literary Awards (NJLA)-Local Government Unit (LGU) Advocacy for English Proficiency through Literature project.

The NJLA-LGU project is the brainchild of Philippines Graphic, initiator of the NJLA and the Philippines Graphic Reader, the only monthly magazine completely devoted to publishing the short stories and poems written in English by budding and veteran Filipino writers and poets.  

At the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement here between City of Sto. Tomas, Batangas Mayor Arth Jhun A. Marasigan and Philippines Graphic Executive Vice President-General Manager Loida S. Virtudazo, city officials said that the project will benefit Grade 9 and Grade 10 students in the city’s five public high schools.

Lay Zhang Unveils New Single "Psychic" Following Global Success

In the wake of the global success of "Run Back to You" with Lauv, Asian megastar Lay Zhang is set to captivate the music world once again with his latest single, "Psychic”. 2024 through Warner Music China, "Psychic" is the second lead single from his highly anticipated English album set to debut this year.


This release underscores Lay's commitment to his international audience, offering English,Chinese and Korean versions of the track, signaling the expansive journey ahead with this album project. Crafted by the collaborative genius of Lay, Rykeyz, Sean Douglas, JHart, and Kyle Reynolds, with Grammy-nominated Rykeyz at the helm of production – a producer renowned for his work with Skip Marley, H.E.R., SAYGRACE, Demi Lovato, Chris Brown, and Bebe Rexha – "Psychic" is a testament to Lay's artistic evolution. The track is a vibrant fusion of high energy, garage and bass rhythms, and R&B chordal movements, marking a significant milestone in Lay's global music career. Rykeyz's production expertise, honed across various genres and notable collaborations, brings a unique depth to the song, blending diverse musical elements to create a sound that's both innovative and resonant. Lyrically, "Psychic" delves into the realm of predestined and magical connections, exploring themes of intense understanding and anticipation that border on the psychic.

2 Weeks Left! Here’s How You Can Win a Free Trip to Germany to Experience UEFA EURO 2024 Live

This June, you have the chance to win an unforgettable experience at the heart of European football fever at UEFA EURO 2024. With 24 of Europe’s top nations, including reigning champions Italy and perennial contenders like England and Spain, every match promises edge-of-your-seat excitement. 

Filipino football fans are in for a treat as GCash and Alipay+ have launched a raffle to give you a chance to watch the UEFA EURO 2024 games live in Germany and more, including: 

Exploring Germany's cities and architecture

Germany might be known as a football powerhouse, but it’s also a destination steeped in culture and rich history. As UEFA EURO 2024 unfolds across 10 iconic cities in Germany, you have the chance to soak in the historical stadiums and gorgeous architectural views, making your trip a delightful fusion of football frenzy and cultural exploration.

Fil-Am actor Jacob Batalon has a special greeting for Pinoys as he invites fans to watch the new thriller “Tarot”

Filipino-American Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Spider-Man: No Way Home) delves into horror as he tries to escape his deadly fate in Tarot. In anticipation of the frightening new film, Batalon invites fans in the Philippines to see Tarot as it haunts Philippine cinemas on May 1.

Watch Jacob’s shout out here:

Tarot brings to life the classic fortune-telling deck, where a group of friends violate the sacred rule of Tarot readings– never use someone else’s deck. This unleashes an evil within the cursed cards where one by one, the group meet their deadly fate dealt to them. It’s up to the group to face the unspeakable evil and escape their foretold death.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire - Cold or Cool?

The universe of Ghostbusters continues to expand and now spans to more generations as it makes more movies like Ghostbusters Frozen Empire. And for us which had some recall with the original Ghostbuster movies and cartoon series, this film teases us with the comeback of some of the original cast of the OG movies.

That is what the current Ghostbusters universe is now trying to converge. This is where I also learned that this is now being produced by Ghost Corps, which is a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures to oversee the production and development of the GCU (Ghostbusters Cinematic Universe). 

For this film, it continues the story of Ghostbusters: Afterlife with Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace, Paul Rudd, and Celeste O'Connor now located in New York for their operations encounters a new and mystical form of entity which is encased in an ancient vessel which seems like a very old version of the Ghostbusters somewhere in South Asia.  

Toyota welcomes two new athletes to its Toyota Asia Team in the race to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024

Toyota stands committed in its support for 11 Asian athletes on their journey towards taking center stage, at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.

In global partnership with the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee, Toyota launched “Start Your Impossible,” its first-ever corporate initiative to bring about social change through hero projects with their ‘Dual Heroes.’

Today, Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) launches the next chapter of the "Start Your Impossible" (SYI) global marketing campaign, igniting excitement for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. The global campaign showcases the power of local communities across the world rallying behind their athletes and emphasizes Toyota’s belief that no journey is taken alone.

YOLO - What’s The Secret To A Hot, Spicy, And Burning Life?

When we talk about YOLO, we associate it with doing something risky, because "you only live once" right? Interestingly, this is the title of the Chinese film starring Jia Ling who is also the director. Though we have seen many films with an actor-director role but with this one, she also went the extra mile by doing something really transformative which showed her dedication in making the film.

YOLO in the Mandarin title is 热辣滚烫 (Rè là gǔntàng) roughly translate to “hot, spicy, boiling, burning life” which would also mean adding some spice to life that has become bland which was the initial situation of the main character Du Leying (Jia Ling) who lives a sedentary life, no motivation to find work, and is overweight. She is pushed by her family to at least get a job but is quite stubborn to do so. However, due to certain events, she is forced to leave their home and get a job on her own.

Following another set of events, she meets Hao Kun (Lei Jiaying) who teaches boxing. This now gets interesting with her enjoying the sport as well as the company of Hao Kun. Not to spoil, but she also got into an amazing transformation as the story progresses. But along the way, there are also a lot of struggles she faced in pursuing her dreams. With this you would now see how dedicated Jia Ling is for the film which no other director-actor has done.

Ready To Hit The Beach In Cinemas With G! LU

We know that it really hot nowadays, but it can get hotter (in a good way) with the newest film by ALV Films called G! LU. The movie brings the hottest hunks in Philippine showbiz with this summer movie which is shot in the beautiful province of La Union.

The film is produced by ALV Filmsin partnership with Benchingko Films and Rein Entertainment. Written and directed by Philip King and produced by Arnold Vegafria, they held the media conference at KAO Manila, Newport World Resorts, Pasay City.

G! LU stars the premiere hunks of Philippine showbiz namely David Licauco, Teejay Marquez, Derrick Monasterio, Kiko Estrada, Enzo Pineda and Ruru Madrid, it also stars Pinky Amador, Michelle Dee, Katarina Rodriguez, Chanel Morales, Maureen Montagne, Sophia Senoron, Kimi Mugford, Ali Forbes, Carl Guevara, Ken Anderson, and Denver Hernandez.

Meet the real and imaginary friends of “IF” with the new character posters. George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Steve Carell, and more lend their voices to the fun fantasy comedy.

Imaginations literally run wild in the world of “IF,” where everyone’s imaginary friends become not-so-imaginary. Check out the whimsical characters of this fun world, featuring actors such as George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Matt Damon, and more.

Check out the latest trailer: 

Meet the humans:

Elevating Holistic Wellness through Optimal Liver Health

LAC, the leading health and wellness supplement retailer in the Philippines, supports World Liver Day 2024

Did you know your liver is a multitasking champion? This largest organ in your body filters blood, absorbs nutrients, removes toxic substances from the body, makes protein building blocks for your cells, and acts as your body's vitamin and mineral bank. However, despite its ability to keep the body functioning properly, liver disease quietly claims thousands of lives each year in the Philippines alone.

Liver disease refers to any condition that affects the liver's structure or function which can develop into four stages: Hepatitis, Fibrosis, Cirrhosis, and ultimately—Liver failure. According to The Global State of Liver Health 2022 Report, liver disease complications resulted in a death rate of 2.65%, with an estimated 16,500 fatalities in the Philippines—a stark reality we cannot overlook. While alcohol is a major culprit, habits like regularly consuming fatty foods, sedentary routines, unhealthy diets, and relying on certain medications for a prolonged time also lead to liver problems.

Sun Life’s Cycle PH 2024 Rides High this Summer

Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF)

True to its advocacy of promoting a healthier lifestyle, Sun Life Philippines once again successfully concluded one of its most awaited events, Sun Life Cycle PH, last April 7, 2024, at the Ayala Vermosa Sports Hub in Imus, Cavite.

The event was open to anyone who wished to enjoy the fun sport of cycling; from professional to casual cyclists, as well as families and children who simply want to have a healthy way of spending the summer together.

TREALVA at Midlands West: Eco-centric living weaves breathable spaces in harmony with nature

(Artist’s perspective of the community) In a world
transformed in countless ways, individuals seek out
unspoiled destinations to reconnect with their origins.
Trealva, nestled in Midlands West, serves as a
shining example of this pursuit for tranquility and serenity.

Residential property developers are acknowledging the need to integrate eco-centric living in their masterplan, a concept that is emerging as a non-negotiable lifestyle principle for a growing number of individuals aspiring for a healthier relationship with the world around them.

In light of this, Tagaytay Highlands introduces its newest residential district, Midlands West, a 320-hectare mixed-use enclave that is founded on the exclusive mountain resort’s much-touted values of ecocentrism, sustainability, health and wellness, and luxurious mountain living. Such distinct features are manifest in the district’s very first residential community to break ground—TREALVA at Midlands West.

TREALVA, a 19.9-hectare property that nestles within the breathtaking landscape of Midlands West, is a beacon of ecocentrism and sustainable living, embodying respect for nature in every aspect of its design and ethos. 

BULLET DUMAS to stage ‘Nananatili’ concert this June 8, 2024

The award-winning folk/experimental artist pens his first solo concert in five years.

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and actor Bullet Dumas returns to the concert stage for a night filled with stories of love, grief, and acceptance.

Aptly titled Nananatili, the intimate concert serves as a personal reflection on death in a permanent, transitory world—an elegy, a eulogy, and a funeral drama all rolled into one.

Fallout - An Okey Dokey Live Action!

Many are still quite wary when video games are given the live action treatment given that some things in the game may not be replicated for a live action adaptation. And when FALLOUT was announced to have one, it was a 50/50 reception and anticipation for the fans of the game. Even myself who played a simple mobile version of the game wondered if certain creatures, locations and factions would be represented well. And from what I saw in the episodes did surprise me.

Given that this takes place in a dystopian future of the United States, things are very complicated in terms of lifestyle, like with vault dwellers stuck in the 50-60’s aesthetic yet also possess some advanced technologies despite looking frozen in time. The future of humanity that fell under the great nuclear wars left the world scarred with radiation, mutations, and chaos which is a perfect premise for the stories of the people who would come from these sectors.

LG OLED evo TVs Receive Eco-Friendly Certification for Fourth Consecutive Year

LG 2024 OLED evo TVs Demonstrate Company’s Dedication to Sustainability and Highlight Premium Value of LG OLED TVs

LG Electronics (LG) continues to receive recognition for its steadfast commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices. LG 2024 OLED evo TVs achieved Reducing CO21 and Measured CO22 certifications from the Carbon Trust3 and Environmentally Evaluated Mark4 from Société Générale de Surveillance SA (SGS), marking the fourth consecutive year of consistent acknowledgement for LG's ESG initiatives. LG’s newest OLED TVs have also earned their second successive Recycled Content certification, further demonstrating LG’s sense of environmental responsibility.

Top Philippine PR agency head to join panel of judges in the prestigious Stevie Awards

The Stevie Awards, one of the world’s premier business awards, has recently named Filipino Ana Pista, founder, and CEO of Ardent Communications, as one of its distinguished panel of judges for the Corporate Communications/PR, Publications, Events, and Video Asia Pacific Awards. 

The Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards are an international business awards competition that is open to all organizations in the 29 markets of the Asia-Pacific region.  The focus of the awards is on recognizing innovation in all its forms. In short order, the Stevie has become one of the world's most coveted prizes. 

Ana Pista started Ardent Communications Inc. or ArdentComm in 1997 as a PR agency specializing in the then-booming technology sector. Over the years, Pista has helped the agency to become one of the Philippines' leading integrated marketing communications agencies.

ArdentComm offers strategic communications consultancy, government and community relations, digital PR, media and influencer relations, and digital marketing. It counts as clients some of the biggest brands in the world such as Airbnb, Toyota, Disney, Chevron, and Alibaba Cloud.

The World’s Thinnest Foldable Phone, HONOR Magic V2 Now Available via Globe Plan 2499!

Get the sleek HONOR Magic V2 without straining your budget through Globe Postpaid Plans! 

The leading global smart devices provider, HONOR, has yet another exciting offer for HONOR Magic V2 enthusiasts. The HONOR Magic V2 is now available with a Globe Postpaid Plan priced at Php 2,499 at Globe Stores online and in exclusive stores nationwide. 

"We're thrilled to share that through our partnership with Globe, you can now get your hands on the world's thinnest foldable phone at convenient payment rates. Together, we're making cutting-edge technology accessible to more people, so you can enjoy a touch of luxury without breaking the bank. It's all about bringing you exciting choices and making top-notch tech more affordable and within reach for everyone," said Stephen Cheng, Vice President of HONOR Philippines.