Pahayag si Senador Loren Legarda sa Ika-8 Anibersaryo ng The Hague Ruling on West Philippine Sea

Walong taon na ang nakararaan simula nang makuha natin ang tagumpay sa kasong isinalang ng Pilipinas para pabulaan ang nine-dash line ng Tsina na nagsasabing kanila ang halos buong South China Sea.

Para sa ating mga kababayang mangingisda at para sa bawat Pilipino na dapat makinabang sa mga yamang dagat ng West Philippine Sea, kailangan nating tiyakin hindi lamang na malaya nating magamit ang sariling atin, kundi makapangusap tayo sa lahat ng ating kababayan na huwag balewalain o bawasan ang halaga ng ganitong tagumpay. May mga akademiko at iba pa na nagsasabing wala naman tayong naipanalo, pilit na pinahihina ang ating posisyon sa pamamagitan ng paggamit ng mga argumentong hindi maka-Pilipino.

Always Incredible AI: ASUS Philippines Officially Launches ASUS Vivobook S 15, its First Copilot+ PC

Experience Next-Gen AI with the first-ever ASUS Copilot+ PC in the country, packed with incredible AI power and portability!

ASUS Philippines has launched a new era in AI-powered computing with the debut of the ASUS Vivobook S 15 (S5507). Powered by the Snapdragon X Elite, the device is the company’s first Copilot+ PC, with Windows AI features and a collection of exclusive ASUS AI apps. 

Wi Ha Jun Fan Meeting Tour In Manila

Block off the day for the South Korean versatile actor, Wi Ha Jun, as he holds his upcoming fan meet in Manila, “A Wively Day,” on September 15, 2024, at the New Frontier Theater, presented by Ovation Productions and Applewood.

Wi Ha Jun is known for his role as Hwang Jun-ho in the most-watched Netflix series, Squid Game, and he also starred in the films Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum, Shark: The Beginning and Midnight, as well as the television series Something in the Rain, Romance Is a Bonus Book, 18 Again, Little Women, and Worst of Evil. Currently, he leads the series “The Midnight Romance in Hagwon.” 

In May 2023, he visited the country for his first fan meeting, and his fans in the Philippines have welcomed him with open arms, appreciating not only his acting skills but also his charming personality and dedication to his craft. 

His fan meeting tour in 2024, “A Wively Day,” will also take place in Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka, Bangkok and Jakarta. Tickets for the Manila leg will be available at ticketnet.com.ph. Ticket prices to be announced. 

For more details and updates about the concert please check the official website and Facebook Page of Ovation Productions at https://ovation.ph/  and https://www.facebook.com/ovationproductions/

 

Take Studio-level AI Portraits Worth P120K with the NEW Studio Harcourt feature of HONOR 200, coming on July 17!

Curious much on the black and white photos surfacing online? Know what it’s all about on July 17 

Global technology provider, HONOR, is all out for the upcoming launch of the AI Portrait Master HONOR 200 in the Philippines on July 17! The much-awaited hero phone comes with the Studio Harcourt mode which is an official collaboration with the prestigious Parisian studio. Catch the launch live on Facebook: https://bit.ly/HONOR200SeriesLaunch_PR!

Here Comes The Kitchen Game Changer! Introducing The Sleek and Functional TCL Free Built-In Refrigerator

Refrigerators have become essential in modern living, revolutionizing how we store and consume food. Today's fridges are marvels of efficiency and convenience developed with the smart features, it helps us simplify our lives. While the innovative designs keep food fresher for longer. Plus, sustainability practices ensure a lighter footprint on the planet. The refrigerator always plays a vital role in our kitchens, constantly evolving alongside our needs.

With this, leading consumer electronics brand TCL brings in all the innovative features in just one appliance set to elevate your kitchen experience. Embrace a new era of style, sleekness and convenience with the new TCL Free Built-In Refrigerator.

“We are happy to finally introduce to you the TCL Free Built-in Refrigerator. This state-of-the-art appliance is designed to blend seamlessly into your kitchen while offering top-of-the-line features that make it a must-have for any modern home,” TCL Brand Manager Joseph Cernitchez shares. 

Meet The 11 Queens of Drag Race Philippines Season Three

Mabuhay, Drag Race Philippines! Following the resounding success of seasons one and two, the showcase of Pinoy drag excellence returns with a third season with 11 of the fiercest, most fabulous Filipino drag artists from all over the world are set to compete in new challenges, dazzling runways and more. HBO Asia Originals’ Drag Race Philippines Season three will premiere on August 7 worldwide on WOW Presents Plus and HBO GO in the Philippines, with Paolo Ballesteros, the multi-awarded Filipino actor, model, and drag artist, returning as series host alongside the iconic Drag Race alum Jiggly Caliente and popular Filipina writer, TV personality and activist KaladKaren returning to their judges’ seats.

Also returning on August 7 is the official after-show, Drag Race Philippines: Untucked. Both the main show and Untucked will air at 7pm in the Philippines and will primarily be in English with some portions in Tagalog.

SMDC Good Stays Highlights Investment Opportunities at Lush Residences

From left to right Sharon May Marcial - Senior Assistant
Vice President for Project Development and Head of
SMDC Good Stays, Sandro Vicente Javier - Vice President
for Project Development and Head of Makati Projects,
Property Guru Mr. Carl Dy, and host Ms. Valerie Tan 

From left to right Sharon May Marcial - Senior Assistant Vice President for Project Development and Head of SMDC Good Stays, Sandro Vicente Javier - Vice President for Project Development and Head of Makati Projects, Property Guru Mr. Carl Dy, and host Ms. Valerie Tan 

SMDC Good Stays hosted the event "Monetize Your Investment with SMDC Good Stays" at Lush Residences in Makati City last June 22, 2024. The event aimed to educate property owners on maximizing rental income through SMDC's comprehensive leasing and tenancy management services.

foodpanda and Coca-Cola partner to refresh Ka-pandas

foodpanda’s grocery delivery arm, pandamart, has teamed up with the Coca-Cola Philippines to offer free refreshments to freelance delivery partners. This special initiative is designed to coincide with the Father’s Day season, providing a refreshing treat to Ka-panDADs who tirelessly ensure that food and grocery orders reach customers on time.

Starting June 16, every Ka-panda delivery partner with active pandamart orders will receive free bottled drinks. The ‘Ka-panda Father’s Day Treat’ aims to help Ka-panda delivery partners stay hydrated and energized as they go about their daily routes.

The first leg kicked off at the pandamart warehouse in Pasig. Delivery partners expressed their gratitude as they received free drinks, sharing stories of how this simple treat makes a big difference in their delivery routines. 

“Talagang doble kayod kami para sa pamilya, kaya nakakatuwang may libreng drinks din kami para ma-refresh naman sa bawat biyahe. Nakakataba ng puso na naaalala rin pala yung hirap naming mga delivery partners sa daan," shared Ferdinand Cruz, a Ka-panda for four years now.

Star-Studded ‘Pulang Araw’ Premiere Event Delivers a Spectacular Preview Ahead of the Show’s July 26 Launch

Celebrities, press, content creators, and VIPs gather to kick off the historic show

On Tuesday, July 9, 2024, Netflix Philippines ramped up promotions for PULANG ARAW, the country’s biggest historical series of 2024, with a star-studded event at The Peninsula Manila Hotel attended by celebrities, press, content creators, and VIPs. Lead stars Barbie Forteza, Sanya Lopez, David Licauco, and Alden Richards seized the spotlight to celebrate the occasion, accompanied by the supporting cast who also graced the red carpet. 

EastWest Bank’s ESTA Hailed as Mobile Banking and Payment Initiative of the Year at Asian Banking and Finance Awards 2024

EastWest Bank was recently recognized and awarded the Mobile Banking and Payment Initiative of the Year for its innovative EastWest System Tech Assistant (ESTA), which was honored as the Mobile Banking and Payment Initiative of the Year at the Asian Banking and Finance Awards 2024. The award ceremony took place last July 4, 2024 at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center Singapore, recognizing ESTA for its groundbreaking contributions to the digital banking landscape in the Philippines.

The Asian Banking and Finance Awards remains as Asia Pacific region's most prestigious awards programme for banks and annually recognizes the industry's outstanding players. The Asian Banking & Finance Awards offers a platform for banks, like EastWest, to showcase their innovative solutions, products, services, and deals that have proven to be game-changers in the industry.

Century Tuna awards the Superbods 2024 #BestYouEver Grand Winners

Inspired more than ever, Century Tuna, the no. 1 tuna brand in the Philippines, hails Jether Palomo and Justine Felizarta as the Grand Winners for Century Tuna Superbods 2024 #BestYouEver besting the 36 finalists.

Century Tuna Superbods 2024 Grand Winners  Jether Palomo and Justine Felizarta 

Century Tuna Male Superbod Grand Winner Jether Palomo is a Filipino fitness influencer and Mister Tourism World Philippines who loves to share his travel and wellness journeys. Meanwhile, Century Tuna Female Superbods Grand Winner Justine Felizarta was Miss Tourism World 2022 1st runner-up and an inspiring beauty and fitness enthusiast.

Jether and Justine will take home PHP500,000 tax-free each. Patrick Patawaran and Jessica Marasigan were also named as the Century Tuna Superbods runners-up.

Felip releases 7sins album, to hold concert on Jul 27, 2024

Felip pushes his artistry with his newest album, 7sins. 7sins, while not religion-centric, is a journey of acknowledging human shortcomings. The album will take you on a journey of honesty and acceptance about unsaid feelings and emotions, to embracing one’s true self.

Felip releases 7sins the album on July 5, 2024. The album is composed of nine (9) songs, with “envy” as the title/focus track. With the release of the album on streaming platforms, the album will also be released on Felip’s Youtube channel. The other songs represent the other sins such as wrath, greed, and pride, and the album ends with a track called “ache,” which is about redemption and acknowledgement. 7sins is a genre-bending album with songs that show the different sides and stories of Felip.

Despite being busy with SB19 engagements, shoots, and projects, Felip persevered and took a hands-on approach in the writing, creating and producing his album. The album took 7 months of work to write, record, and mix, with late night sessions with Luke April of PLAYERTWO and Isagani Palabyab.

Sun Life's Play for Life: A Game of Choices Makes Financial Choices Fun and Educational

We have to admit that learning about finance and investments is not easy to learn and understand. But Sun Life just made something that can make it fun yet educational as it is made into a board game called "Play for Life: A Game of Choices." This unique game integrates the fun of playing and taking up roles with the goal of reaching financial goals but also has risks that can hinder or stop them in winning in life.

The game was officially launched on July 6, 2024, at Conrad Manila with Sun Life brand ambassadors Piolo Pascual, Matteo Guidicelli, and Sarah Geronimo, who also shared their insights about how important it is to make informed decisions for a brighter future.

Gladiator II opens in PH cinemas Nov 20. Watch the trailer, out now

From director Ridley Scott, watch the new official trailer for Gladiator II, starring Paul Mescal, Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Connie Nielsen, Joseph Quinn and Fred Hechinger – only in cinemas November 20.

Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/aE3ktl1CNNY

#GladiatorII

Photo & Video Credit: “Columbia Pictures”


HONOR 200 Named Official Smartphone of the Historic Esports World Cup

Esports World Cup and HONOR Sign Technology Partnership for Mobile Competitions 

The Esports World Cup Foundation (“EWCF”) and HONOR, a global technology leader, have announced a main partnership for the Esports World Cup (“EWC”), the world's largest gaming festival this summer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The HONOR 200 Pro will be the official smartphone of the EWC, leveraging the device’s cutting-edge technology to power esports competitions in popular mobile games like Free Fire, Honor of Kings and Women's ML:BB tournament. 

As the ultimate smartphone for mobile gaming enthusiasts, the HONOR 200 Pro offers a suite of outstanding new features that appeal to both Esports athletes and casual players. 

Fil-Am actor Brandon Perea is extreme meteorologist Boone in epic disaster film “Twisters”

After his starring in the sci-fi saga The OA, and his big-screen breakout in Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed horror film Nope, Brandon Perea chases storms along with Tyler Owen (Glen Powell) as Boone in Twisters. A modern chapter to the 1991 blockbuster, Twister, the new epic adventure follows a group of storm chasers as they try to predict and possibly tame one of nature’s most destructive forces.

Watch Perea and the rest of the cast in the “A Look Inside” featurette: https://youtu.be/tDo9QnmBaEM

Boone and the rest of Owen’s squad hail from Arkansas, and the group of adrenaline junkies are in it for the thrills. “They’re a diverse group of fun and crazy hooligans who work efficiently together, but there’s a higher purpose in what they do,” Perea says. “They’re cool because everyone's just being their genuine honest self, no false fronts. Their goal is to help people and have fun while doing it, and as they reveal themselves to the audience, they will earn  everyone’s respect.”

New Documentary Shows Margie Didal’s Lasting Legacy in the Skateboarding Community

“Woman In Action: Beyond the Board” Details Margie Didal’s Origin Story, Rising Above Challenges and Inspiring Generations

On June 21, Gretchen Ho’s Woman in Action releases “Beyond the Board” documentary which chronicled the journey of young Filipina skateboarding sensation, Margielyn “Margie” Didal. The screening, held last June 21 at the Powerplant Mall Cinema, gathered esteemed guests to witness the story of resilience and determination that defines Didal’s career.

“Woman In Action”, a travel-documentary program hosted by Gretchen Ho, took the viewers from the bustling streets of Cebu, where Didal first discovered her passion for skateboarding. Didal’s journey is one of trials and triumphs, marked by her indomitable spirit and unwavering dedication to her sport.

Ariel Querubin Announces Senate Bid with Support from Generals and Officers

After quite a while, retired Colonel Querubin finally makes his statement of his Senate bid for 2025 with an event called "A Gathering of Warriors: A Call for Unity and Heroism." This was attended by various former Chiefs of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) from the past administrations.

These AFP and PNP Chiefs who are close to around two thousand Generals and officers back Querubin for his Senate candidacy. This was held at Club Filipino which is a historical venue in Philippine politics and history.

His announcement comes with the support of military and police officers who showed full support to Querubin who has gone into many predicaments which were very risky and has also been detained for his ideologies and personal stand. 

Modern Minimalist Dream Come True! TCL Set To Unveil Its First Free Built-In Refrigerator

Refrigerators have also become a way of lifestyle and are essential kitchen companions. This ingenious invention keeps food fresh, saving us time and money. Today's models offer a multitude of sizes and features, ensuring optimal food preservation and catering to various family needs. 

With this in mind, leading consumer appliance brand TCL is set to launch its newest innovation revolutionizing your kitchen. Meet TCL Free Built-In Refrigerator that promises to blend seamlessly into your kitchen, offering a sleek, ultra-thin design coupled with state-of-the-art technology. 

“We’re very excited with this upcoming launch! At TCL, we have always aspired to create something that can give our customers equally great experiences for their homes and for different demands of their everyday living in this day and age. The TCL Free Built-in Refrigerator is perfectly tailored to your minimalist kitchen,” TCL Brand Manager Joseph Cernitchez shares.  

Let's explore the features that make this innovative refrigerator a must-have for your modern kitchen.

“It's a movie you don’t see get made anymore,” says Channing Tatum of his new comedy with Scarlett Johansson, “Fly Me to the Moon,” in cinemas July 10

“This movie is so much fun and, in my opinion, smart and big,” says Channing Tatum of his new comedy drama Fly Me to the Moon. “And mounting a movie of this size is kind of like shooting a rocket to the moon.”

Fly Me to the Moon is a stylish, multi-faceted comedy drama with a hint of romance set against the high-stakes backdrop of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 moon landing. Scarlett Johansson, who also produces the film, plays marketing maven Kelly Jones, tasked by the White House to stage a fake moon landing as back-up – and this mission does not sit well with launch director Cole Davis, played by Tatum.

Ayala Malls Cinemas Exclusively Brings Compelling Filipino Originals With Queer Comedy-Thriller “Marupok A+,” Starring Ej Jallorina, Royce Cabrera And Maris Racal

Ayala Malls Cinemas exclusively brings another acclaimed Filipino film to the theaters with “Marupok A+.” Directed by Quark Henares and starring EJ Jallorina, Royce Cabrera, and Maris Racal, the film centers around the use of catfishing in the online dating world.

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/VU1IybYtGDo

When Janzen Torres (EJ Jallorina), a transgender woman, matches with Theo Balmacenda (Royce Cabrera), it seems that love is right around the corner, but she soon learns that not everything is what it seems, and Theo might be luring her into something dangerous.

The cast includes EJ Jallorina, who started out as a child star in the hit TV show "Goin’ Bulilit", and star of the tv shows and films such as "Marry Me, Marry You" and "Mamu, and a Mother Too". Identifying as a transgender person, she was part of Preview’s iconic Pride cover for June 2024.

Glen Powell rides into the eye of the storm as tornado wrangler Tyler Owens in “Twisters”

Glen Powell has always had an interest in joining the disaster thrill-ride, “Twisters,” since he caught wind of it. He’d been keeping close tabs on the project while working with Joseph Kosinski for “Top Gun: Maverick,” as Kosinski was developing the story for “Twisters.” “Joe told me what an exciting movie this was going to be, with all these vivid characters, including a certain wild tornado-chasing cowboy, and all these amazing action sequences with different tornadoes,” Powell says.

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

The opportunity arose as he was working on another film, Powell recalls. “I was filming ‘Anyone But You’ in Australia when I got a call asking if I’d be interested in ‘Twisters’ and whether I would be open to doing a chemistry read with Daisy, who was already cast,” he says. 

Director Lee Isaac Chung thinks Powell is perfect for playing the charming rodeo star-turned-viral stormchaser. “Glen is so charismatic, interesting, and funny, you end up loving him even when he’s playing characters like Tyler who are cocky and big showboats,” Chung says. “But he’s also an extraordinary actor with great depth and he’s so good at letting that seep through and reveal itself almost effortlessly, without forcing it,” Chung explains.

What sealed the deal was an episode of the morning show Today that revealed another side of the veteran actor.  “Glen was on ‘Today’ with his parents, talking about his parents and their impact on his life, and I saw this layer of him that I wanted for this character, someone with real heart,” Chung says. “I knew then I wanted him on board.”

Powell also drew inspiration from another personal connection: the late Bill Paxton, who starred in the original ‘Twister’ film. Powell and Paxton worked together on the 2013 western “Red Wing.” “When I was first getting to know Bill, the two movies I talked with him the most about were Apollo 13 and ‘Twister’, both of which pushed the limits of practical effects and visual effects and required a lot from their actors in terms of research,” Powell says. “Bill helped me understand what it takes to make characters like Tyler feel grounded and real, but also cool and fun and interesting, all at the same time. I thought about Bill Paxton often while making ‘Twisters.’ It’s an impossible task to follow in his footsteps. But I hope people can see a little bit of his light emanating through the movie.”

All this experience and research led Powell to find the real strength in his character.  “I wanted to start out with my character presenting as exactly the guy you think he is, this self-promoting adrenaline junkie,” Powell says. “But then you realize there’s real depth to him. His team of storm chasers seem like this traveling circus of thrill seekers, but they share this complicated fascination with the unexplainable phenomenon that are tornadoes. They seem to have a casual, devil-may-care attitude, but they’re no dummies. They have deep respect for the awesome power of tornadoes and care about the people affected by the destruction they cause. They’re a band of misfits that have grown into a family that works together and takes care of each other … and those they find on their way.”

Catch heart-racing action as “Twisters” storms across Philippine cinemas on July 17.

Credit: “Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.”

Teleperformance’s innovative work-at-home solutions win at Contact Center World

​The TP Cloud Campus jeepney, a vibrant mobile workstation connected to a centralized cloud, allows work and connectivity on the go. The award-winning mobile unlocked talents and formed partnerships in over 40 provinces, with microsites in Ilocos Norte and General Santos.

Teleperformance's revolutionary work-at-home solution, Cloud Campus, clinched the prestigious Best in Remote Work Technology title at the Contact Center World Awards. TP had its double triumph with the prestigious Gold Award for Asia-Pacific region, followed by a global category win.

PHINMA Saint Jude College Aurora Boulevard Opens with Opportunities for Scholarships

With a new school year opening, PHINMA Education officially opens the new PHINMA Saint Jude College Quezon City (QC) building along Aurora Boulevard which is also near the Katipunan area near reputable education centers. The building’s nine-story building features 11 laboratories and 22 classrooms which will cater to more students reach their dream careers with quality education.

The building is an extension of Saint Jude College QC’s existing campus in Cubao, which is part of PHINMA Education’s NCR network along with Saint Jude College Manila. Students and employees celebrated the event with a 12-vehicle motorcade along Aurora Boulevard. A grand reveal of the school was also unveiled participated by the admin and students.

World's Gaming Titans Launch Next-Gen Platform CRETA in Manila, Announces Listing in Coins.ph

The world's leading game creators have come together in the country to launch CRETA, a multiverse gaming entertainment platform and the latest product of their collaborative genius. The CRETA token will be listed on local cryptocurrency exchange Coins.ph starting July 8.

Thomas Vu, executive producer of global phenomenon League of Legends and Netflix's Emmy-winning series Arcane, together with another game production giant Ray Eiichiro Nakazato, a former vice president at Electronic Arts Japan Studio and worked as senior manager at Microsoft Japan Game Studios, made the announcement at a media conference held at the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City. 

Is Global Star Yang Yang coming to PH for the AI Portrait Master HONOR 200 on July 17?

Catch the launch of the AI Portrait Master on Facebook on July 17: https://bit.ly/H200YangYang_PR and get a chance to win your own HONOR 200! 

Leading smart devices provider, HONOR, has officially named the Heartthrob Yang Yang as the Global Ambassador for HONOR 200. Much to the delight of his fans, the AI Portrait Master HONOR 200 Series is officially arriving in the Philippines on July 17, 2024 which will be telecasted live on Facebook:  https://bit.ly/H200YangYang_PR

“HONOR takes pride in being the ultimate leader in smartphone portrait photography, transforming mobile imaging with the HONOR 200 Pro's advanced AI capabilities. Combined with its powerful hardware performance, the HONOR 200 Pro offers an exceptional level of convenience and enjoyment for users who enjoy capturing and preserving moments of their lives,” HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng said. 

Yang Yang is one of the most sought-after Asian actors and has appeared in Jackie Chan’s 2020 film Vanguard and led hit series Fireworks of My Heart, You Are My Glory, and The King’s Avatar. He joined HONOR as its global ambassador during the launch of HONOR 90 5G and has continued for the AI Portrait Master HONOR 200. 

From struggles to triumph: Lives transformed as a financial advisor

Remarkable career journeys from humble beginnings 

Many aspire to find a career that ensures financial stability while economically empowering others, but feel held back by humble backgrounds or previous struggles with money. 

However, Manulife financial advisors have realized that poverty is not a barrier to achieving the life you’ve always wanted. If you dream big and succeed, and you connect more deeply with people, the right opportunities will come along. Arlene Genove, a municipal councilor, Shirly Termulo, a former Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), and Richard Dimaculangan, a former contractual hardware salesman, prove that your past does not limit your future. To improve their station in life, sheer willpower, passion, and hard work fueled them, and being a financial advisor is a transformational step to the right direction. 

From barangay to the world

With a monthly honorarium of ₱6,000 as a barangay councilor in Quezon Province back in 2010, Genove tried to make ends meet so she can provide for her family’s needs. At the time, she was forced to take on side hustles such as online selling to supplement her income. “My family was poor, and I really dreamed of a more comfortable life. However, it was not easy. No matter what I did, it seemed to be never enough.”

‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo’ Star Kim Ji Soo Debuts in PH Showbiz, Joins ‘Black Rider’ Cast

South Korean actor Kim Ji Soo is set to make Philippine debut as a cast member of GMA 7’s hit primetime series “Black Rider.” Best known for his memorable and lovable roles in popular K-dramas such as “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo” as the 14th Prince, “Strong Girl Bong-soon,” and “My First First Love,” Ji Soo will portray Adrian Park, a half-Filipino, half-Korean professional killer.

A teaser video recently released on social media showcases Kim Ji Soo’s impressive handgun skills in a scene alongside Yassi Pressman’s character, Vanessa Romero. The clip also highlights a dramatic encounter with the show’s antagonists, led by Calvin Magallanes, played by Jon Lucas. The teaser has already generated significant buzz among fans eagerly awaiting his appearance on the show.

Kim Ji Soo’s dedication to his craft is evident as he continues to improve his English and learn Filipino, immersing himself in his character and the local culture as soon as he lands here in the country.

Stay Prepared for Money Emergencies with Maya Easy Credit

Managing your finances in today’s fast-paced world can be challenging. One moment everything is under control, and the next, an unexpected expense disrupts your budget. Whether it’s an emergency or simply keeping up with your daily needs, Maya Easy Credit is here to keep you on track! 

As the #1 Digital Bank in the Philippines, Maya empowers you to handle your finances on your terms.

Picture this: Your phone unexpectedly dies, or your laptop quits right before a crucial presentation. Maybe you urgently need to pay your utility bills to avoid disconnection. Instead of panicking or relying on loans from friends or loan sharks, turn to Maya Easy Credit! With a revolving credit line of up to ₱30,000 with as low as 3.99% service fee, it’s perfect for those sudden, unplanned expenses life throws your way.

Watch the new trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s “Trap,” starring Josh Hartnett

30,000 fans. 300 cops. 1 serial killer. No escape. “Trap,” a new M. Night Shyamalan experience, starring Josh Hartnett, opens only in cinemas July 31. 

YouTube: https://youtu.be/3hWIlnbadPg?si=tYAKosizpytcwI6d

Check out the new poster below: 

#TrapMovie only in cinemas JULY 31

#DeliveryHeroKoTo: How MSMEs Can Show Appreciation for Lalamove Drivers’ Dedication

Small businesses thrive on the swift and reliable deliveries provided by partner drivers. Often overlooked in the whirlwind of daily operations, these delivery heroes play a crucial role in ensuring customer satisfaction and business growth. Recognizing their indispensable contributions, Lalamove, the leading on-demand delivery platform, has launched the #DeliveryHeroKoTo initiative to celebrate their dedication.

Championing Local Entrepreneurs

Lalamove has become an essential partner for countless micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) by providing the most affordable and reliable delivery services. By ensuring timely deliveries, Lalamove partner drivers help businesses operate smoothly and efficiently, supporting local economies and fostering growth.

Legarda commends Angara’s appointment as the new DepEd chief

Senator Loren Legarda today commended the appointment of Senator Sonny Angara as the new Education Secretary. She highlighted Angara's dedication and efficiency, emphasizing his commitment to addressing the needs and welfare of the Filipino youth.

Angara, whose second six-year term as senator expires in 2025, will succeed Vice President Sara Duterte for the post. 

“I would like to congratulate Senator Sonny Angara, our new Department of Education Secretary! With a strong educational background and significant contributions as the Commissioner of the Second Congressional Commission on Education (EDCOM 2), his leadership promises a bright future for Philippine education,” Legarda said. 

Get ready to vibe to the catchy music of “Despicable Me 4,” now showing in cinemas

Whether it’s a catchy upbeat tune like “Happy” or a positively mellow song like “Just A Cloud Away,” the “Despicable Me” franchise has produced some of the most beloved music for animated films. The musical themes for the different characters are just as memorable, because in the world of “Despicable Me,” the music plays a vital role in interweaving the narrative with equal parts mischief and heart. 

Grammy Award-winning composer Heitor Pereira, the creative force behind the “Despicable Me” films’ iconic musical scores, adopts a character-centric approach to his compositions. “Believe it or not, I wait until every new character sings their melodies to me,” Pereira says. “I hear their music through the tones of their voices, the rhythm of their dialogue, their extreme personalities and how they interact with all the other characters in the story. When you write for one character, you have to think about all the others – it is how this melody can coexist and interact with the melodies of everybody else. Animation can be very intricate. My job is still to make it sound like the music was born along with it!”

SB19, a five-member boy band from the Philippines, on THE FIRST TAKE!

Special performance of the viral hit song “Gento”

Famous for its impactful dance that gained popularity on TikTok

The latest episode of YouTube Channel THE FIRST TAKE has been announced.

Episode 449 welcomes SB19, a five-member boy band from the Philippines, to make its first appearance on THE FIRST TAKE.

SB19 is the very first Southeast Asian artist to be nominated as Top Social Artist at the 2021 U.S. Billboard Music Awards, and they will be performing their song “GENTO,” which became a hit on TikTok for its addictive phrase and unique dance moves.

Enjoy the song, which expresses the message that “it is the accumulation of small efforts that leads to success,” in a special version exclusively for THE FIRST TAKE.

Catch the 7.7 Mid-Year Sale Fever and Get up to 80% OFF on Select HONOR Devices for a Limited Time Only!

Don't sleep on these limited HONOR offers this 7.7 Mid-Year Sale only from July 7 to July 11   

Leading smart devices provider, HONOR, welcomes the middle of the year with a double-digit treat sale from July 7 to July 11 across Lazada, Shopee, Tiktok Shop. HONOR fans can enjoy up to Php 14,000 discount using the platform vouchers.  

“We’re halfway 2024 and we’re always happy to treat HONOR fans with our smartphones and the rest of our ecosystem. So, what are you waiting for? Add to cart and checkout your favorite gadgets from HONOR,” said Stephen Cheng, Vice President of HONOR Philippines.  

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire Begin Streaming On HBO GO on July 4

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire will make its streaming debut on HBO GO on July 4. 

The film is an explosive, action-packed adventure that follows Kong’s journey to find his family through an undiscovered layer of Hollow Earth—and what he uncovers inadvertently brings forth the most dangerous threat to mankind yet... one that can only be countered (and possibly conquered) by the combined forces of Kong and Godzilla, now evolved like never before. 

Beloved Ice Cream Brand Aice Sweetens the Journey to Paris for Philippine Olympians

PH Olympians with Aice representatives during the send-off to the Paris Olympics

In a show of unwavering support for Filipino athletes, Aice, the beloved ice cream brand known for its delicious and affordable treats, joined President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Philippine Olympic President Bambol Tolentino and other key officials at the official send-off event for the Philippine Olympic team bound for Paris 2024.

Marking a momentous occasion – the Philippines’ 100th year of participation in the Olympic Games – Aice added a touch of sweetness to the celebration, providing over 400 refreshing ice cream treats, including fan favorites like Chocolate Crispy and Mochi, to fuel the athletes and guests with a taste of home. As a special send-off gift, Aice also surprised the athletes with stylish Aice scarves, ensuring they carry a sense of pride as they journey to victory. 

“We at Aice take full pride in supporting the Philippine team, especially during this historic 100th year of participation in the Olympics,” shared Shereene Yu, Brand Manager at Aice Ice Cream Philippines. “Aice, like the Olympic athletes, embodies perseverance and excellence, bringing happiness to Filipinos through delicious and accessible products.”

“A Quiet Place: Day One” roars to record-breaking franchise best, and 2nd biggest opening weekend for 2024 in the PH

A Quiet Place: Day One sets the biggest opening weekend in the history of the franchise, with a global tally of $98.5M. The film is also making noise locally as the 2nd biggest opening weekend in the Philippines for 2024.

Watch the newest trailer here: https://youtu.be/kshP9EQX-Ss

Set in one of the loudest cities on Earth, the third installment of the A Quiet Place franchise takes audiences back to the day the world went quiet, putting the city of New York on a standstill against hostile creatures that attack anything that makes noise.

IGN praises A Quiet Place: Day One, as the best in the series, writing “It’s impressive just how great A Quiet Place: Day One is. Not that the first two Quiet Place movies weren’t good – they’re both strong films in their own right. But this spinoff/prequel to those earlier films introduces new characters in a new setting that successfully elevates both the tension and the emotional impact of John Krasinski’s nearly dialogue-free horror films. The result is the series’ best movie to date.”

Meet the new characters (and the voices behind them!) that will make life even more comically chaotic for Gru and his growing family in “Despicable Me 4,” in cinemas July 3

It’s been seven years since the last “Despicable Me” movie hit theaters. What’s everyone’s favorite villain-turned Anti-Villain League (AVL) agent been up to? 

In this latest installment of the beloved franchise, Gru’s (Steve Carell) life is turned upside down with the arrival of his and Lucy’s (Kristen Wiig) new baby, expanding his role to a father of four and a dedicated AVL agent. While on a mission with the fan-favorite minions, Gru comes face to face with the villain Maxime Le Mal and his femme fatale girlfriend Valentina, and the family is forced to go on the run. 

Revolutionizing Pharmacology: over 6,000 pharmacists nationwide upskilled by PharmAcademy

In just one year since joining forces with community-building platform SwipeRx and the Philippine Pharmacists Association Inc. (PPhA), Sanofi Consumer Healthcare has upskilled a total 6,457 pharmacists nationwide through its revolutionary learning platform, PharmAcademy.

“As we now know, for every Filipino that visits their local doctor, 10 visit their local pharmacist for medical advice, so the more professionals we are able to teach through PharmAcademy, the more patient lives we are able to touch on-ground,” said Monsinee Sathirakawinskul, Sanofi Consumer Healthcare Country Head for Philippines CHC ASEA Zone.

Watch the Trailer of Red One, New Epic Action Comedy Starring Dwayne Johnson, Chris Evans

It’s never too early to get jacked for Christmas. Watch the trailer for “Red One” now, starring Dwayne Johnson and Chris Evans, and see the film only in cinemas November 13.

YouTube:  https://youtu.be/vGmahWH8Awg

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/WarnerBrosPH/videos/697488442503837

Check out the poster here:

#RedOneMovie only in cinemas November 13

COMCO Mundo wins the Philippines’ and Southeast Asia’s first global IABC Gold Quill Agency of the Year Award

Starting the second half of the year with a blast, interregional powerhouse communications group COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises / COMCO Southeast Asia was hailed by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) as the Agency of the Year (Mid-Sized Agency) at the prestigious Gold Quill Awards 2024 in Chicago, USA, making it the first communications agency from the Philippines and Southeast Asia to receive the highly-coveted global award, and the only consultancy firm from Asia-Pacific to be included in this year’s Best of the Best and Special Award Winners of the internationally acclaimed award giving body.