Thursday, June 22, 2017

(Trailer) Olaf's Frozen Adventure


The all-new featurette will open in PH theatres in front of Disney/Pixar's “Coco” beginning November 22.

Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) and Pixar Animation Studios are teaming up this holiday season when WDAS’ new featurette “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” opens in front of Disney•Pixar’s original feature film “Coco” on Nov. 22, 2017. 
 
Watch the new trailer for the featurette here at https://youtu.be/hb8WDATVB6A.

“I’m thrilled that Disney Animation’s featurette ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ will be coming to theaters in November with Pixar’s ‘Coco,’” said John Lasseter, chief creative officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. “It’s a perfect pairing – they’re both beautiful, heartfelt films about families and how people carry traditions forward. I can’t wait for audiences to get to see both of these terrific projects together on the big screen.”

Featuring four new original songs, the 21-minute featurette welcomes the original cast and characters back to the big screen, including Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), who is on a mission to harness the best holiday traditions for Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) and Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff). Directed by Emmy®-winning filmmakers Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton (“Prep & Landing”), produced by Oscar® winner Roy Conli (“Big Hero 6”), with original songs by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson (“Between the Lines”), “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” will be in theaters for a limited time beginning Nov. 22.

Stevie and I were deeply honored to be entrusted by John [Lasseter] to create an all-new story with these characters we love,” said Deters. “We’re thrilled to have our film play on the big screen with ‘Coco’ during the holidays.”

We loved getting in the recording booth with these incredible actors who know their characters inside and out,” added Wermers-Skelton. “We can’t wait for audiences to see the featurette, enjoy their performances, and hear the incredible new songs written by Elyssa and Kate.”

“Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” celebrates characters who won over audiences worldwide when “Frozen” first hit the big screen in 2013. Earning more than $1.27 billion globally, the film won two Academy Awards® (best animated film and best original song with “Let It Go”) and a Golden Globe® (best animated feature film). Slated for November 2019, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ untitled feature-length follow-up to the hit film reunites filmmakers Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck and Peter Del Vecho with the Grammy®- and Oscar®-winning songwriting duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

The New and Improved Shell V-Power Offers Exactly What Every Morotists Need: Power, Performance and Efficiency

 
Becoming the best version of ourselves is an everyday journey, which requires hard work and perseverance. In order to get to where we want ourselves to be, it is therefore important that we make the best decisions every single day. This includes our personal choices for products and services that affect our performance while we work our way towards our goals. While we are confronted with so many options in the market, we should only choose nothing but the best. 

Pilipinas Shell understands this need of Filipino drivers. To better equip them on the road, Pilipinas Shell continues to develop better, if not the best fuel formulations so far. Working with the best teams available, such as its roster of 170 fuels scientists across their five fuels technology centers, Shell continues to churn out innovative products to help meet the constantly evolving needs of its customers and their vehicles. 

 
 
 
Every driver has his or her own priorities when it comes to the choice of fuel. Some value power and performance, while some value efficiency. With the continuously changing driving conditions in the country, the needs of drivers continue to evolve as well. Wouldn't it be great to have a premium fuel that offers performance but also formulated for efficiency? 
 

 Celebrities Jericho Rosales, Yassi Pressman and "The Voice PH" coach Bamboo spotted during the launch of the new and improved Shell V-Power at the SMX Convention Center


The new Shell V-Power offers exactly that. After over five years of tireless work by R&D experts, Shell unveils brand new formulations for its premium Shell V-Power fuels. Shell V-Power is the only fuel co-engineered with and recommended by the iconic Formula 1 race team, Scuderia Ferrari. Shell's most advanced Shell V-Power fuels are now formulated with its proprietary DYNAFLEX Technology. It comes in three variants: Shell V-Power Gasoline, Shell V-Power Racing and Shell V-Power Diesel. 

Shell V-Power Racing and Shell V-Power Gasoline fuels target two key factors that can impact engine efficiency and performance - namely friction and deposits. The new Shell V-Power Diesel is designed to help restore up to 100% of your engine's performance by removing deposits from fuel injectors. 

"We are constantly faced with the challenge to keep up with the rapid evolution of vehicle technology and the changing needs of out customers," says Anthony Lawrence Yam, Pilipinas Shell Vice President for Retail. "We understand their desire to give their vehicles the best which, in turn, may also help them perform at their best as well. This is why we have spent over half a decade of research and development to produce our best-ever fuel, the new Shell V-Power."

Kapuso Kiligserye "Meant To Be" to Air the Sweetest Finale on June 23


Top-rating series "Meant To Be" keeps viewers hooked and on the edge of their seats as the boys - Jai (Andy Raj), Ethan (Ivan Dorschner), Yuan (Ken Chan), and Andoy (Jak Roberto) go all out in tryong to win Billie's (Barbie Forteza) heart.

Billie's ultimate "ka-meant-to-be" will be determined from the combined results of an online poll and the final discussion of the show's producers which will be revealed in the series finale on June 23.




"Meant To Be" has a stellar cast including Manilyn Reynes, Sheryl Cruz, and Tina Paner, Keempee de Leon, Janno Gibbs, and Ronaldo Valdez. Also in the cast are Sef Cadayona, Mika dela Cruz, Zymic Jaravilla, and the Queen of Philippine Cinema Ms. Gloria Diaz.

"Meant To Be" airs weeknights after "My Love From the Star" on GMA Telebabad.



Gerald Anderson and Arci Muñoz Blockbuster Movie "Can We Still Be Friends?" To Be Screened in Select Countries Worldwide via TFC@theMovies starting June 23


In this day and age when traditions are challenged and new norms arise, it comes as no surprise that the on-screen, unconventional team-up of Kapamilya stars Gerald Anderson and Arci Muñoz hit it off at first collaboration via “Always Be My Maybe”.”

Since their first on-screen performance which is both a blockbuster and social media sensation, the team-up has been called “Team Lablab” and is now back in the mid-year offering of Star Cinema, “Can We Still Be Friends?” screening outside the Philippines via TFC@theMovies in the U.S. and Canada starting June 23 and in Papua New Guinea starting June 29.

For their reunion movie, they will give life to the characters of Digs (Anderson) and Sam (Muñoz).

Digs and Sam are a couple happy with their relationship which has lasted for eight years, that is until they decide to amicably end their relationship.

Anderson and Muñoz provide a peek into their characters’ side of the story.

For her part, singer-actress Muñoz said that her character Sam was looking for something in their relationship, which she did not find with Digs. “Siyempre ang mga babae may mga pangangailangan. Gusto ko naman once in a while we go out para lang ma-ignite iyong spark. Hindi niya nakita iyon kay Digs - sobrang magkaiba sila. (Women have needs. They want to go out with their partner once in a while to ignite the spark. She did not see that with Digs - they are total opposites)”.

For Millennial Leading Man Anderson, his character Digs has been head-over-heels with Sam to the point where he got too comfortable. “May times na nararamdaman ni Sam na Digs is taking her for granted. Para kay Digs naman, mahal na mahal niya si Sam but sobrang komportable na siya. (There are times that Sam felt Digs is taking her for granted. But for Digs, he only loved Sam so much that he got too comfortable in the relationship)”.

The screenwriter of the film, Jen Chuaunsu, was inspired to write the story of the film because of the real-life experience of a person she once met. “Parang kinuwento niya how nag-break na sila ng boyfriend niya pero friendly pa rin sila,” she recalls. “We found that interesting. Kamusta naman ‘yon? Paano iyong relationship na ‘yon? So doon nanggaling ang concept. (She narrated how she and her boyfriend broke up but remained friends. We found that interesting. How is that? How are their relationship? That is where we got the concept)”.

In Digs and Sam’s story, after they end their 8-year relationship, they decide to remain ‘friends’. It turns out, this friendship becomes an excuse for them to constantly check on each other as they individually take on the dating game again.

Unlike the other break-up films, this Star Cinema directorial debut of Prime Cruz wants to approach the story in a different manner. “Usually kapag breakup stories heavy, drama, iyakan. So inisip namin, paano kung may story na dini-deal ang breakup pero mas light ang approach –- ganoon iyong film na ito, (Usually breakup stories are heavy with emotions, dramatic, and are filled with crying scenes. We were thinking of how to tell a breakup story but with a light approach -– that is the treatment for this film)” he says. 

The film also looks into the crucial role of social dating apps in relationships these days.

Also part of the film are young stars Bryan Santos, Ria Atayde, Brian Sy, Gege Severo, Erika Padilla, Markie Stroem, and Emmanuelle Vera.

Will Digs and Sam, really just remain friends after their breakup?  Or is it possible for exes to be a couple again? 

Find out in the film “Can We Still Be Friends?” which will screen outside the Philippines via TFC@theMovies in key countries worldwide on the following countries and dates: US and Canada on June 23; Papua New Guinea on June 29; and coming soon in  Brunei.

For more updates about the film, visit emea.kapamilya.com, tfc-usa/CWSBF, tfc-ca/CWSBF, or TFC’s Facebook page applicable for your area. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC on Twitter and Instagram.

MegaproPlus Karaoke, Liza Soberano's Only Choice for High Quality Videoke System


If there's one other thing that Filipinos love besides food and family, it's singing.

From small gatherings and barangay contests, to reality TV shows and global singing competitions, there is no stage too small, or audience too daunting for us to show off our vocal prowess.

Celebrations are incomplete without a marathon singing session, fiestas only become more festive if there is a singing conpetition-as if we haven't had our fill from all those TV shows.

The Filipino's love for singing has become almost legendary, and in this age of the internet and social media, we have the entire world as our audience.

For many Filipinos, singing has also become a kind of therapy against the everyday stress, and the proliferation of KTV and karaoke bars everywhere-even inside the malls and Family Entertainment Centers is a clear sign of this obsession.

Videoke for every Filipino Family

This love for singing and videoke is what prompted two friends to start a company that will provide Filipinos with a quality videoke system, complete with the latest features but at a more reasonable price.

Founded by Mr. Kim Sung Bok and business partners Mr. Jacinto Co and son Mr. Andy Co, MP Megapro Plus Marketing Corporation is one of first local companies to manufacture its own line of karaoke systems.

"It is common knowledge that a party is not a Filipino Party without Karaoke," says Andy Co, proprietor and business partner of MP Megapro Plus Marketing Corporation.

"Our vision was to spread entertainment throughout the Philippines and truly showcase the Filipinos natural festive attitude through singing" adds Co.

MP Megapro Plus Marketing Corporation first began to develop and manufacture its own karaoke system in 2006, using Korean engineering technology. The first model they introduced in the market was the MP-100NS DVD system.

The MP-100NS became their flagship model as the consumer embraced the product well and remains as one of the bestselling models to date.

The MP-100NS includes all the features you need in a videoke player such as various sound source support for karaoke (MIDI, LIVE CHORUS: backup singer & instruments, WAVE & Lyrics). High performance Mic/Echo processor: USB playback and recording, Up to 5 kinds of background video; on screen song search for more that 18,000 somg titles; song reserve with back-up in case of power failure, storage of 256 favorite-songs and display; voice output for 10 key input. All Karaoke function (Reserve, Song Search, Nee song display, BGV, Vocal, Melody on/off, Change of Rhythm, Genre selection, Key & tempo control, Score function and it also doubles as a DVD Player.

Liza Soberano's Choice

To launch its latest lineup of videoke machines as well as its new brand the Megasound Brand, MP Megapro Plus, signed multi-talented actress Liza Soberano to be its very first celebrity endorser.

The launch event was held at the Luxent Hotel in Quezom City on June 15 and was attended by select media guests and valued trade partners.

"We chose Liza, not only because we believe that she best represents our brand but also because she embodies the millennial Filipino, ambitious, talented, very hardworking and most importantly-loves to sing in her free time," says Co.




Among the products launched were the MegaproPlus Karaoke DVD Player Home Entertainment System; High definition Multi-Purpose Karaoke system for Home and Commercial Use, Karaoke Hard Disk Player Premium Quality Entertainment System; wired and wireless microphones, amplifiers; Professional Karaoke Speaker Series; outdoor loudspeakers, and videoke cabinets.

Coinciding with the launch Megapro Plus also announced expansion plans in-line with the company's vision of adding more products to enhance their customer's katltaoke experience. The brand showcased its own lineup of speakers, amplifiers, LED TV as well as other consumer appliances.

MegaproPlusKaraoke is available nationwide. 

For more information or online orders, please visit www.mpmegaproplus.com, like us @megaproplus.ms on Facebook and follow their Twitter and Instagram accounts: @megaproplus_ms

(Video) Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson Invite Filipino Audience to Watch Teen Romance "Everything, Everything"


Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson, the lead stars of the new romantic drama Everything, Everything have released a video inviting Filipino fans and audiences to watch their film.

Check out the video at https://youtu.be/jUa78fxJg-4 and watch Everything, Everything in Philippine cinemas on June 21, 2017.

Directed by Stella Meghie, the film is based on the bestselling book of the same name by Nicola Yoon.

What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face…or kiss the boy next door? Everything, Everything tells the unlikely love story of Maddy, a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who due to an illness cannot leave the protection of the hermetically sealed environment within her house, and Olly, the boy next door who won’t let that stop them.

Maddy is desperate to experience the much more stimulating outside world, and the promise of her first romance. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, she and Olly form a deep bond that leads them to risk everything to be together…even if it means losing everything.

Everything, Everything distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select international territories by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures.

Cinema One Uncovers Inside Stories in Hip Magazine Show "C1 BTS"


Cinema One uncovers inside stories of the film “Can We Still Be Friends?,” Star Magic’s 25th anniversary, radio drama “Dear MOR,” and more in “C1 BTS,” its newest entertainment magazine show featuring ‘behind the scene’ details of today’s hottest movies, personalities, and events.

Go behind the scenes with Direk Prime Cruz and his crew on his first mainstream and Star Cinema film about the complexities of friendship after a very intimate relationship. “Can We Still Be Friends,” starring Arci Munoz and Gerald Anderson, is the must-see local film hitting the theaters this month.

“C1 BTS” also explores the process behind the top-rating radio drama program, “Dear MOR,” to prove that video did not kill the radio star, and that radio is still alive and kicking.

 


Take an inside look in Star Magic as the segment “Behind the Scene” not only commemorates its 25th year big concert celebration, but also the philosophies behind the talent center that made it one of the most enduring forces in the showbiz world.

This new show also gets close to power couple and directors Dan Villegas and Antoinette Jadaone or “Dantoinette” in the segment “Be the Story.” Most known for their ‘hugot’ films such as “That Thing Called Tadhana,” “The Breakup Playlist,” and “English Only, Please,” the creator-couple indulges us with their history, method and dreams. As a bonus, the show turns tables on them and exposes their ‘hugot’ sides.

 


Hosted by multi-talented artist Gio Gahol, the episode also features “Gio’s Top 5 Pride Films” honoring five queer movies in the local scene that promote LGBTQ pride.

Catch “C1 BTS” every Tuesday at 7PM, Saturday at 2AM and 12PM, and Sundays at 10PM. Cinema One is available on Skycable Channel 56, Destiny Cable Analog 37, and Digital 57. Like Cinema One on Facebook at facebook.com/Cinema1channel to view full schedule.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

James Reid and Nadine Lustre's Phenomenal Series "On The Wings of Love" Takes Off on Jeepney TV


The show that became a hit among Filipino viewers worldwide, "On the Wings of Love" topbilled by James Reid and Nadine Lustre, is set to bring back kilig and excitement as it makes its journey to cable channel Jeepney TV starting June 26.

The 2015 ABS-CBN romantic comedy primetime series directed by Antoinette Jadaone and Jojo Saguin consistently obtained high TV ratings all throughout its run. Filipino viewers here and abroad became certified Otwolistas. Its finale scored an all-time high national TV rating of 27.8% according to data from Kantar Media, and garnered almost four million posts on Twitter.

Critics, celebrities, and fans alike also commended how the hit show properly captured and depicted OFW issues and made them relatable.

Viewers and fans caught up with missed episodes went on marathons which hurled the show into iWant TV's list of most watched programs.

The story is about simple but determined Leah (Nadine) whose dream is to continue her late mother's "American dream" and lonesome but hardworking Clark (James) who grew up in America after his mother died when he was little. The unlikely two marry in order to legally stay and continue working in the United States.

Aside from the JaDine tandem, the show's cast includes Cherry Pie Picache, Joel Torre, Nanette Inventor, Albie Casiño, Bianca Manalo, Nico Antonio and Paulo Avenilo.

Relive Clark and Leah's story in "On the Wings of Love," airing Mondays to Fridays, 6:30PM beginning June 26. Jeepney TV is on SkyCable channel 9, Destiny Cable Analog 41 and Digital 9.

Jeepney TV is the only local variety cable channel that offers the most extensive and well preserved archived programs that bridge generations of Filipino viewers by bringing back good memories and celebrating the best of Pinoy pop culture. For updates, like the Jeepney TV page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/JeepneyTV) or visit www.jeepneytv.ph.

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Coca-Cola Plants a Greener Future in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur


Along the rocky terrain of Mindanao's eastern coast, in the town of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, is a lush 10-hectare community farm that has been cited as one of the model farms by various government agencies, including the Department of Agriculture (DA). Despite the unpredictable weather, which includes month-long monsoon rains and even longer dry spells, the farm has yielded fruits and vegetables beyond what the land and its surrounding areas has ever seen.

This verdant bounty and pockets of rain forests belies the fact that most of Hinatuan lies on limestone bedrock. The constant salty winds blowing from the Pacific Ocean, alongside the lack of access to fresh water has contributed to the less than ideal environment for agricultural cultivation and has restricted most farming activities to coconut and corn production. The lack of water source also discounts the possibility of livestock-raising.

"In 2012, we decided to farm better with the assistance from various stakeholders. We made sure that every help we received would be maximized," said Arsolino Cabilin, chairman of the Tagasaka Coconut Farmers Association (TACOFA).

In that same year, TACOFA became a recipient of the Coca-Cola Agos Program in partnership with Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc. (AIDFI). Through this project, the community was able to effectively shift to a more sustainable farming system – organic farming. 

The Coca-Cola Agos Program installed a modified version of a simple technology called ram pump that allows lowland water to be brought to elevated areas without the need for electricity. 


 

Making barren landscapes lush with the Coca-Cola Agos Program

"The unpredictable weather made it difficult for us to veer away from planting only coconuts and corn. There were times when it would suddenly have three weeks of no rain, sometimes it would stretch for two and a half months. Vegetables could not hold it out that long without rain," said Dina Bayarcal, a TACOFA member and former treasurer. "We would fetch water from the river and manually bring it to the farm and water the plants. That's the only thing we would do the whole day during a dry spell," Bayarcal added.

With the availability of water through the ram pumps, TACOFA was able to diversify its crops that now include cantaloupes, watermelons, soybeans, corn, coconuts, and other vegetables that are grown throughout the year. The association is even putting up a coco fiber rope and coir (coconut fiber) production facility. 

Today, TACOFA membership has grown to over 100 farmer members tilling and developing the 10-hectare land, tapping its water source from the Coca-Cola Agos Program. The organization even plans on leasing some of the neighboring farms in order for them to expand their production.

"With a secure source of water, through the Coca-Cola Agos ram pumps, we were able to think of ways on how to better improve the way we farm. Access to water opened us to an endless possibility of options on what we can plant and raise," said Cabilin. "We are also looking at ways on how we can further add value to our products."

This year, the association has completed its coco coir production facility that would enable them to produce ropes, fiber mats, and coir logs – natural and biodegradable ways of preventing soil erosion, and contour farming. Tagasaka's coconut nurseries have even boosted its contribution to the Department of Agriculture's continuing effort to rehabilitate the ageing coconut industry, with seedling mortality rates now reduced from 55 to 20 percent.


 

Coca-Cola Agos Program: A gift to the next generation

TACOFA serves as the association for managing the Coca-Cola Agos Program after the ram pumps were turned over to the community. As the recipient organization and on behalf of the whole community, they are responsible for the maintenance and assurance that the ram pumps will continue to serve its purpose. Prior to the turn-over, TACOFA underwent workshops and orientations conducted by AIDFI on how to maintain and manage the ram pump as well as their natural environment. Two members of the organization also underwent hands-on mechanical training and have been certified by AIDFI to maintain the ram pumps for the community. 

The organization serves as the unifying body for all household and farm recipients of the Coca-Cola Agos Program. They work hand-in-hand in taking care of the gift of water brought about by the installation of ram pumps for their community. They envision the project to serve the water needs of now and preserved for the next generations of TACOFA members. 

"The Coca-Cola Agos ram pump is a gift to us, and it will be our gift to the next generation. Today, we will show the people the many ways one can farm; we will show those who have given much to us that we are grateful for their gift," said Cabilin. "And we will show the next generation that with hard work, perseverance, and unceasing faith, things can and will be better." 

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Ninjas Assemble in "The Lego Ninjago Movie" Poster


Find the Ninja within ya in the main one-sheet art of Warner Animation Group's The LEGO Ninjago Movie, a new animated adventure in Warner's LEGO franchise.

Take a look at the poster below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas starting September 27, 2017.

In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders. Led by kung fu master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their true power.

Jackie Chan (Kung Fu Panda) stars as Master Wu; Justin Theroux (Magamind 2) is Garmadon; Dave Franco (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) plays Lloyd; and Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse) is Lloyd's mom, Koko. Making up the secret ninja crew, Fred Armisen (SNL) voices Cole; Abbi Jacobson (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) plays Nya; Kumail Nanjiani (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) is Jay; Michael Peña (Ant-Man) is Kai; and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley) voices Zane.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie marks the feature film directorial debut of Charlie Bean (Tron: Uprising). It is being produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee, who previously collaborated on the worldwide box-office phenomenon The LEGO® Movie, along with Maryann Garger ("Flushed Away"). Chris McKay, Seth Grahame-Smith, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone are serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher, story by Kevin Hageman & Dan Hageman and Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher, based on LEGO Construction Toys.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

TV Ratings: "La Luna Sangre" Pilot 11.5% vs. "My Love From The Star" 8.7%


Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla's latest primetime series - the fantasy-drama "La Luna Sangre" aired its pilot episode on Monday, June 19.

"La Luna Sangre" is the continuation of Angel Locsin and John Lloyd Cruz's "Imortal" and Angel Locsin and Piolo Pascual's "Lobo," both gained a whopping popularity when it aired in 2010 and 2008.

So, how did the pilot episode of La Luna Sangre fare in AGB Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM) ratings?

La Luna Sangre, which used the hashtag #LaLunaSangreAngSimula, got an AGB NUTAM rating of 11.5%.

Meanwhile, GMA-7's My Love From The Star got an AGB rating of 8.7%.

The Kapamilya show got a rating that 2.8 points higher than its Kapuso rival.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Sarah Lahbati's Secret to "Hot Mama" Body Bares on "Sports U"


Kapamilya actress Sarah Lahbati is spilling the beans on the fitness regimen that has helped her become one of the hottest mothers in showbiz this Thursday (June 22) on "Sports U" on ABS-CBN.

Sarah will let viewers join her in the gym, where she works out to become a strong and healthy mom to her son Zion.

Meanwhile, the program will also feature father-and-son basketball players Dondon and Ice Hontiveros, who will have a showdown in the hardcourt in a post-"Father's Day" bonding, and young Filipino gymnast Karl Eldrew Yulo, who bested taller competitors in the recent "Palarong Pambansa" to win five gold medals.

Be inspired and motivated by their stories with Dyan Castillejo on "Sports U" this Thursday (June 22) after "Bandila" on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable Ch. 167), and on Saturday (June 24), 6:30am on S+A.

You may also view it via streaming on www.iwantv.com.ph and www.skyondemand.com.ph. Follow their Facebook page at http://facebook.com/SportsUtv and official Twitter account (@SportsUTV) for more updates.

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Brillante Mendoza Celebrates the Joys, Pains of Motherhood in "Anak"

To celebrate the joys and pains of motherhood, award-winning director Brillante Mendoza brings us another cinematic masterpiece on TV with "Anak", a gut wrenching and heartwarming episode of Brillante Mendoza Presents which airs on TV5 this June 25, 2017 right after "Lakbai".
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Starring real-life couple Romnick Sarmenta and Harlene Bautista, "Anak" tells the story of a childless couple who decided to go to the famous Obando Fertility Rites to petition for a child. Brillante Mendoza with his cinematic genius reminds us once more of the beauty and pain that entails raising a family and of what adversities childless couples are willing to endure and struggle through to fulfil their dream of bearing a child.

It also highlights the Pinoy religious fervor as reflected by strong faith and trust in miracles and divine intervention. Playing the lead roles of this episode is the real-life couple Romnick Sarmenta and Harlene Bautista in their first collaboration with the well-lauded film maker.

Also starring Perla Bautista, Bea Saw, Gay Quililan and Kimmy Maclang.

"Anak" is another brave television masterpiece by the award winning Brillante Mendoza and is a reflection of TV5's strong commitment to be the TV network that provides differentiated entertainment. Catch Brillante Mendoza Presents: Anak on Sunday, June 25 right after Lakbai.

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Philippine Superstars Complete the All-Star Cast of Epic Saga "La Luna Sangre"

ABS-CBN gathers a glittering ensemble of some of the biggest names in Philippine showbusiness as it brings together the undisputed number one loveteam in the country, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla with Box Office Royalty Angel Locsin, and award-winning actor John Lloyd Cruz, plus newest Kapamilya Richard Gutierrez, in the much-awaited epic saga "La Luna Sangre" airing outside the Philippines via TFC IPTV and (www.TFC.tv) streaming simulcast its ABS-CBN airing on June 19.

The series, the conclusion to ABS-CBN's Moonstone trilogy with "Lobo" beginning the saga and "Imortal" continuing the trilogy, is directed by box-office director Cathy Garcia-Molina. This marks the return to television of Bernardo and Padilla's loveteam, popularly known to fans as "KathNiel", after their successful series "Pangako Sa 'Yo" and their box-office movies "Barcelona: A Love Untold" and "Can't Help Falling in Love" -- which paved the way for them to be labeled the "P1 billion love team".

In "Lobo," Locsin played Lyka, the wolf tribe's last guardian (Huling Tagabantay) who falls in love with the mortal Noah (played by Piolo Pascual). "Imortal" follows their daughter half-wolf, half-human Lia who, like her mother Lyka, also falls in love with someone from a different kind in the form of Matteo (Cruz), the vampires' chosen one. In the iconic series "Lobo" Locsin earned her first Emmy nomination.

Fans are eagerly anticipating the special participation of Locsin and Cruz, who will open the epic story and reprise their well-loved characters Lia and Mateo.

The series revolves around the prophecy called "La Luna Sangre," which says that the child of the most powerful vampire and the chosen wolf will end the evilness of the vampire imprinted within the cursed ink.

Already living their simple lives as mortals, Mateo (Cruz) and Lia (Locsin) are unaware that the said prophecy will haunt them. They get the surprise of their lives when Sandrino suddenly comes to kill them and their daughter Malia, who is believed to be the chosen one. Mateo and Lia will do everything they can to protect Malia, even if they have already lost their powers. But in the end, evil prevails and Malia is left an orphan under the care of other vampires and werewolves.

With the hope that Malia will save the vampires and werewolves from great peril, they protect and train her. However, Malia fails to show her powers that could prove she is the chosen one, right when she is expected to show them at 21 years old.

Out of shame, Malia chooses to leave her responsibility and bravely faces the world of mortals. There she meets Tristan, a young man who is hunting the vampire who killed his father.

As their bond grows closer, will Malia be the key to the justice Tristan yearns for? Will Malia return to the world she left behind and embrace again her destiny to end Sandrino's life? How will the prophecy affect the budding romance between Malia and Tristan?

Meantime, making his debut in an ABS-CBN teleserye is the newest Kapamilya actor, Richard Gutierrez, who plays the role of Sandrino, the king of the vampires who will stand in the way of Malia (Bernardo) and Tristan (Padilla).

"La Luna Sangre" is produced by Star Creatives, the production group behind successful series "Got to Believe," "Pangako Sa Yo," "Forevermore," "Dolce Amore," "Pusong Ligaw," and "A Love to Last."

Find out what is written for the lives of Malia and Tristan in "La Luna Sangre," airing outside the Philippines via TFC, while the pilot episode will be streaming simulcast its ABS-CBN airing via TFC online (www.TFC.tv) on June 19, in key countries worldwide. Catch-up episodes will be available via TFC online (www.TFC.tv) and TFC IPTV, also in key countries worldwide.

For more updates about the show, visit TFC's Facebook page applicable for your area. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC on Twitter and Instagram.

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Three of Jona's Songs Made It To BillboardPH Top 20 Charts

Three of Jona's songs – "Pusong Ligaw," "Maghihintay Ako," and "You" -- have made it to the first BillboardPH Top 20 Charts released last June 12, making the power belter the first Filipino artist to achieve such a feat in the highly anticipated music charts.

The Kapamilya singer shares that when she learned that BillboardPH was coming up with their own charts, she only wished that one of her songs would get included. "I'm so thankful that not just one, but three made it. I'm grateful for the fans who continue to listen to my songs."

Jona's "Pusong Ligaw" is the biggest winner, ranking number 3 in the first BillboardPH Charts. This is the theme song of the hit ABS-CBN afternoon teleserye with the same title.

"Maghihintay Ako," ranked no. 6, is the track the Birit Queen member interpreted for Himig Handog P-pop Love Songs in 2016, while the song "You," which is part of the "My Ex and Whys" movie soundtrack, is ranked no. 9.

All three songs are included in Jona's self-titled album released in February this year, her first album under Star Music.

The freshly released BillboardPH Top 20 reflects current favorite songs of Filipinos based on listenership and purchases across different platforms. According to Billboard.PH, the songs are ranked by streaming activity figures from Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube as well as download sales data from Apple iTunes. From these sources, Nielsen Music collate and average data to determine the final list of hits and hitmakers.

For more updates on Jona's music, visit Starmusic.ph or follow Star Music's official social media accounts at For more updates on Jona's music, visit Starmusic.ph or follow Star Music's official social media accounts at Facebook.com/starmusicph, Twitter.com/starmusicph, and Instagram.com/starmusicph.

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6 WaysYou Can Bond with Your Kids as the School Year Opens


Now that the school year has started, engage your kids in quality time by taking inspiration from activities you can learn together on YeY channel’s “Team YeY,” the only local all-kids variety show where kids can learn something new every day. 

Check out these fun ideas.

1.       Prepare baon together.

Teach your kids the basics of food preparation by involving them in preparing simple snacks like sandwiches, veggie sticks, or simple ulam-and-rice combos. Make it extra fun by coming  up with Bento meals, where rice and ulam can be done in various shapes.  Try making Monster Burgers, as shown on Snaks Naman of Team YeY.


2.       Learn Philippine literature together.

Turn TV bonding into a fun learning experience by tuning in to Team YeY’s StorYeY to revisit classic Philippine literature. Stand by to explain any questions they might have, and turn it into an educational viewing habit.


3.       Do art projects together.

Having quality time with kids doesn’t have to involve lots of planning and money as you can help with their homework and art projects every now and then. Together, you can get crafty and creative. Tune in to Team YeY’s Artstig for easy ideas.


4.       Beat the rainy day blues with party games at home.

To make rainy days festive, improvise by organizing DIY party games at home with the kids. Invite cousins and classmates over on a weekend and engage them in team games as seen on Team YeY’s Sunday Funday and Game Play.


5.       Take a break from work stress and jam.


Take a short break by jamming with your kids while watching Team YeY’s Soundcheck. This will also give you an opportunity to see and experience what your kids are into these days. Try teaching them your favorite songs, too—they’ll enjoy learning “old” songs from you too!


6.       Get some exercise by dancing.

Since it’s hard to find time to exercise these days, improvise! Bust a move with the kids as they dance along to Team YeY’s Galaw Go. You don’t need a Zumba class—just dance with the kids and have some laughs as you attempt to follow the dance steps on TV.

Don’t let the start of the school year stop you from spending quality time with your kids. Set aside a little time each day to play and learn with them. Tune in to Team YeY every day of the week at 8:30 am and 2:30 pm. Team YeY airs on YeY channel exclusively on TVplus, with catch up episodes on iWant TV.

“Team YeY” brings the fun and learning with its daily themed segments. Galaw Go!, is led by AJ Urquia and Nhikzy Calma; Snaks Naman by Mitch Naco and Sophie Reola; Artstig by Jana Agoncillo and Althea Guanzon; Game Play by Sam Shoaf and JM Canlas,  StorYey by Raven Cajuguiran and Yesha Camile; Sound Check by Luke Alford and Noel Comia Jr.; and Sunday Funday with all the hosts.

YeY is a free and exclusive channel on digital TV via ABS-CBN TVPlus, which you can get for a one-time payment of P1499. ABS-CBN TVplus signal coverage is  available in Metro Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, Iloilo, Bacolod, Davao, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Rizal, Laguna, Pampanga, Tarlac, Benguet, and Cavite. Yey is also available on cable via SKYcable and Destiny Cable and on direct-to-home or satellite TV via SKYdirect. For more information, visit tvplus.abs-cbn.com and follow ABS-CBN TVplus and Yey on Facebook. You can also subscribe to YeY’s YouTube channel for your daily dose of YeY.
 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Horror Film "ILAWOD" Starring Ian Veneracion and Iza Calzado Airs on Cinema One

"Ilawod," the 2017 horror flick starring Ian Veneracion and Iza Calzado, premieres on Cinema One's Blockbuster Sunday on June 18.

Directed by Dan Villegas, its story revolves around Dennis (Ian), a news website reporter covering supernatural events. After witnessing an exorcism ritual, he notices disturbing behavior of his wife Kathy (Iza) and his children, and this gets more terrifying each passing day leading to the family's breakdown.

The film also stars Epy Quizon, Harvey Bautista, Therese Malvar, and Xyriel Manabat.

Catch the chiller "Ilawod" on Cinema One this Sunday (June 18) at 8pm. Cinema One is available on SkyCable and Destiny Cable Digital Channel 56, and Destiny Analog Ch. 37. Like Cinema One on Facebook at facebook.com/Cinema1channel to view full schedule.

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As Filipinos all over the world celebrate the 119th Philippine Independence Day this June, The Philippine Association of Hong Kong and Global Alliance Hong Kong together with The Filipino Channel (TFC) open this year's "Kasiyahan sa Kalayaan, Kabayan!" festivities by bringing five times the entertainment this June 18 at the Edinburgh Place, Central in Hong Kong.

Aiming to set kababayans free from their worries and homesickness even for just a day, TFC and the Filipino community in Hong Kong are bringing the five-member BoyBandPH for their first appearance as a group outside of the Philippines along with DJ Chacha of MOR 101.9 For Life!

Winners of the first "Pinoy Boyband Superstar" search in 2016, Joao Constancia, Niel Murillo, Russell Reyes, Tristan Ramirez, and Ford Valencia will bring limitless possibilities as the five can sing their original songs and covers; dance the latest craze; and even charm hearts.

Meantime, DJ Chacha, dubbed the Queen of Primetime Radio is also a book author and even a singer so in "Kasiyahan sa Kalayaan, Kabayan," kababayans can expect nothing less from her.

The said event is open to the public and will feature food endemic to the Philippines plus exciting freebies.

On top of the live event, TFC will also give overseas Filipinos the freedom to watch their favorite Kapamilya shows and movies wherever and whenever they want via TFC online (www.TFC.tv) plus a chance to take home limited TFC merchandise and photo session passes from the booth by joining the games.

Last year, TFC helped make the celebration extra special by bringing Rayver Cruz who made the audience swoon with his smooth dance moves, and Negi who made the audience laugh non-stop with his antics. This year's "Kasiyahan sa Kalayaan, Kabayan!" hopes to bring the entertainment exponentially.

TFC and Global Alliance Hong Kong will hold no bounds in bringing live entertainment and opportunities at the "Kasiyahan sa Kalayaan, Kabayan!" celebration on June 18.

For updates about "Kasiyahan sa Kalayaan, Kabayan!" and other events, visit facebook.com/TFCHongKong. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC on Twitter and Instagram.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Father and Son Piolo and Inigo, Janno and Alyssa and Gary V. and Gab Lead "ASAP" Father's Day Celeberation this Sunday


Celebrity dads Piolo Pascual, Janno Gibbs, and Gary Valenciano celebrate Father’s Day with their respective children Inigo, Alyssa, and Gab this Sunday (June 18) in “ASAP.”

 


Also joining in the fun is the cast of the most awaited epic action-romance series “La Luna Sangre” led by Richard Gutierrez, Kathryn Bernardo, and Daniel Padilla.

Experience a world class performance from Klarisse de Guzman, Frenchie Dy, Radha, and Angeline Quinto while a musical treat awaits viewers from teen idol Maymay Entrata.

“ASAPinoy” pays tribute to the music of Parokya ni Edgar with tribute master Gary Valenciano plus the country’s best singers.

Meanwhile, “ASAP” LSS features inspiring stories of Pinoy fathers with Jolina Magdangal.

Prepare for a concert-like performance from Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano, and Sarah Geronimo plus watch out for “ASAP” BFF5, the R & B royalties of “ASAP” Soul Sessions, and this generation’s hottest Kapamilya love teens.

Don’t miss “ASAP” this Sunday (June 18), 12 nn, on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). 

Catch up via iwantv.com.ph or skyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers. Don’t forget to share your thoughts this Sunday using the official hashtag #ASAPDadsDay.

Inigo Pascual the First Artist to Top Billboard Philippine Charts


Multi-talented artist Inigo Pascual leads the first ever Billboard Philippines Top 20 for his single "Dahil Sa'yo," making him the first OPM artist to hit the number one spot in the BillboardPH Charts.

Inigo's feel-good song is the top pick in BillboardPH's June 12 chart, composed of twenty of the most popular local tunes across all genres.

"I was emotional when I first learned the news. As a kid in the States, I've always dreamt of being in the Billboard charts," shares the young singer.

The freshly released chart reflects current favorite hits of Filipinos in listenership and purchases across different platforms. According to Billboard.PH, the songs are ranked by streaming activity figures from Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube as well as download sales data from Apple iTunes. From these sources, Nielsen Music collate and average data to determine the final list of hits and hitmakers.

Inigo composed the song "Dahil Sa'yo," the carrier single of his self-titled debut album released by Star Music. It has become a certified hit among today's listeners since its October 2016 release.

The young singer's chart-topping single is also included in BillboardPH's Hot 100, ranking number 21 in the most popular local and international songs of the same period.
Coming on the heels of his chart success is his digital concert for ABS-CBN's music portal One Music PH (www.onemusic.ph) called "Inigo's Playground," which happens on July 2 at 6PM.

His fans around the world can get to watch Inigo perform songs he wrote himself, as well as the performances by his special guests Ylona Garcia, Mariz Racal, Kyle Echarri, Moira Dela Torre, and mixes by Kidwolf, the producer of his debut album.

Like One Music PH's previous digital concerts, the show will be available online to fans anyone with an internet connection and a mobile device or desktop computer. Fans can also interact with him and get to watch hi digital concert in all angles with the show's multi-camera setup.

The music portal is only one of the digital initiatives of ABS-CBN, the Philippines' leading media and entertainment company, which is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company with the biggest online presence among all media companies, and a growing list of digital properties.

To watch the digital concert for free, all fans have to do is create an account on www.onemusic.ph, where they can also get instant access to music playlists, charts, videos, news and features about their favorite artists.

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46 year-old Pokwang is Pregnant with 41 year-old Boyfriend Lee O'Brien


46 year-old Kapamilya comedienne Pokwang is pregnant with her American boyfriend - 41 year-old Lee O'Brien.

This is her second pregnancy with O'Brien, whom she's been dating since January 2015. Her first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage the same year.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Senator Cynthia Villar Seeks Ban on Unli-Rice Promos of Fastfood and Restaurants, Netizens React


Senator Cynthia Villar on Wednesday proposed banning of unli-rice promo of fastfood and restaurants, suggesting instead the consumption of vegetables.

Aside from the supposed health benefits of eating less rice, Senator Cynthia Villar said the move would help the government achieve its rice self-sufficiency target.

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol earlier said the government sought to meet the rice self-sufficiency goal by 2020.

I think we should learn how to eat vegetables because it’s healthier. Kasi sasabihin mas mura ang rice sa vegetables eh ang mahal naman magpagamot ng diabetes,” said Villar, the chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, during a hearing on rice production and consumption.

Ipagbawal na yang unlimited rice, masama yan. Pagbawal na natin yang unlimited rice kasi nagkakasakit tayo gawa ng unlimited rice na yan; we should learn how to eat vegetables,” she added.

Villar also told the officials to encourage the consumption of brown rice, instead of well-milled rice.

Based from my readings, kaya daw tayo nagkakaloko sa rice kasi puro rice ang kinakain natin,” Villar said.

We should not encourage well-milled rice. Kung pwedeng brown rice, brown rice na lang. Kasi pag kinain mo, mabigat sa tiyan, konti lang nakakain mo,” she added.

Immediately after, hashtags Cynthia Villar, Unli Rice, and Mang Inasal (a restaurant known to offering unli rice promo) become a top-trending topic on social media. Netizens also expressed their disgust through funny memes. Some of them:

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Watch "Ang Pagsanib Kay Leah Dela Cruz" Special Screening at UP Cine Adarna on June 14 for Only P150


Kung natakot, nagulat, di ka nakatulog after watching the much talked about MMFF 2016 thriller movie "Seklusyon," and you still want more. One that's more thrilling. A movie of the same kind that will not just make you scream. A movie that is so effective that it makes you wonder if it is true, if it is really happening in real life. That you will end up hoping not to be in the same situation.

Then, this movie is for you.

From the makers of highly acclaimed films On The Job, Honor Thy Father and Seklusyon comes another movie entitled ANG PAGSANIB KAY LEAH DELA CRUZ.

The movie stars Sarah Lahbati, Shy Carlos and Julian Trono and under the direction of Katski Flores.

Be the first one to watch this movie on June 14, 730PM at the UP Cine Adarna for only PHP 150. Ticket is available at the gate.

There will also a Q&A with the cast, writer, and director after the screening.

For inquiries, please call the UP Film Institute at 926-2722.

ANG PAGSANIB KAY LEAH DELA CRUZ is showing in theaters nationwide on June 28.

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