November 30, 2020

Sarah Geronimo, Julie Ann San Jose, Gloc-9 and other OPM Artists Brought the “Saya” in TNT Saya Fest Concert

Mobile services brand TNT brought the 'saya' to subscribers and netizens with its biggest online event this year, Saya Fest last November 21.

Headlined by Popstar Royalty and TNT endorser Sarah Geronimo, the online event also featured performances by some of the country's top artists, and saya-filled segments such as raffle for subscribers and games with popular content creators - streamed on the TNT Facebook Page.

Hosted by Tuesday Vargas, the show opened with young stars Ronnie Alonte and Loisa Andalio dancing to TNT's catchy jingle "Nasa Saya Yan," setting the mood for the event's fun-filled program, which aimed to bring happiness to Filipinos amid the pandemic.

The show continued with award-winning pop sensation Julie Ann San Jose, singing the hits like "Better" and "Your Song". Later in the program, the trio of Klumsee, Lirah Bermudez, and Gloc9 also performed OPM favorites like "Simpleng Tao" "Sirena" and "Sumayaw Ka", while This Band got everyone jamming to their top 'hugot' hits like "Hindi na Nga" and "Kahit Ayaw Mo Na".

The TNT Barkada composed of content creator Mimiyuuuh, TikTok influencer Marvin Fojas, and rapper Aikee also delivered good laughs as they played fun games like "Mapa-raampa" and "Nakakahawang Saya" against the TNT Saya Warriors, made up of three of TNT's most loyal subscribers.

In the TNT Saya Fest Clash, the audience also got to participate by guessing which team will win in every round. Twenty random commenters who made the right guess were awarded GIGA 299 credits. TNT Saya Weapons, including Bluetooth earphones, LTE smartphones, pocket Wi-Fi, and TNT jackets, were also raffled off to lucky viewers who caught the Saya Codes that were flashed on screen throughout the event.

Finally, the show closed with a remote performance by none other than Sarah Geronimo, who performed her hit song "Kilometro" and, of course, the TNT jingle "Nasa Saya Yan."

As part of spreading positivity and giving back to the communities, TNT also pledged to donate P300,000 plus P1 per live view to PLDT-Smart Foundation's Tulong Kapatid for Typhoon Victims.

With TNT, the Filipino youth can find their 'saya' through meaningful and relevant promos, such as GIGA Stories, GIGA Games, and GIGA Video for mobile entertainment, as well as GIGA Study and GIGA Work for online learning and productivity apps. TNT also teased upcoming holiday offers with "Secret Santa" on the GigaLife App.

TNT subscribers can avail of these GIGA offers conveniently via the GigaLife App, which is now downloadable on Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

Country's fastest mobile data network

TNT subscribers all over the country can expect more upcoming ''Saya Weapons' to bring 'saya' to their day and bring up their 'diskarte' game to make the most of opportunities that come their way.

TNT is powered by Smart LTE, the country's fastest mobile data network as certified by third-party mobile internet analytics firms, such as Ookla and Opensignal.
Catch the highlights of TNT Saya Fest by following TNT's official accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Metro.Style Honors Best K-Dramas in “Metro Best K-Drama Awards 2020”

Metro.Style, the ultimate source for the best-curated and quality Hallyu content, will honor the top Korean dramas accessible in the Philippines via the newly launched Metro Best K-Drama Awards 2020.

From dramas such as "Crash Landing on You," "The King: Eternal Monarch," "Itaewon Class," "Record of Youth," "The World of the Married," "It's Okay to Not Be Okay," and more, Metro.Style has covered the most talked-about series in the country. These K-dramas also headlined Metro's "K-Drama Round Up" online show on Facebook, which is now on its second season. All these are also featured in Metro.Style's K Fever on Metro section that exclusively covers K-Drama content, and discussed via the Facebook community Metro K-Drama Club.

The first of its kind in the Philippines, Metro Best K-Drama Awards recognizes the top dramas, actors and actresses, and other technical achievements in this exciting digital awards event.

There will be a combination of Jury categories, People's Choice categories, and special awards, that will cover dramas that are available to watch in apps or platforms accessible in the country and have aired starting October 2019 and have ended by October 2020.

The Jury categories will be decided by a panel of judges composed of Metro editors and experts, while the People's Choice categories will be determined by the public.

Nominees will be accepted for the People's Choice categories until Sunday (November 29), 11:59pm. The announcement of nominees will be on Monday (November 30).

Public voting starts Tuesday (December 1) - so watch out for the announcements on Metro.Style social media accounts.

Heart Evangelista Shares How “Red Ribbon Cake Creations” Make Family Celebrations More Special Despite the Pandemic

Heart Evangelista. With her many talents and all that she has accomplished in and out of showbiz, perhaps unknown to many is that she's also quite down to earth, with a sweet and soft spot for her loved ones. Even with all the uncertainties that we all are facing, Heart believes that there are many reasons why we must honor and celebrate our loved ones especially on their most special moments. Celebrating in a special way the important milestones in our and our loved ones' lives - birthdays, anniversaries, or holiday get-togethers — is one way to show our love.

"I know we face very challenging times," Evangelista says. "But, amid all of this, there's always a reason for us to be grateful, to treasure and appreciate the times we get to spend with those we love - even if it's just, say, a video call for example. Because it's our family, our friendships, the memories that are truly precious. So, why not show your love by adding a special touch - a delightful treat - to these priceless moments?"

Thus, it comes as no surprise that Heart Evangelista is the newest endorser of Red Ribbon Cake Creations – the brand's line of impressively delectable round cakes! Making every moment sweeter, every milestone more memorable & special, Red Ribbon Cake Creations is truly the heart of every Filipino's special celebrations.

There's Red Ribbon's classic Black Forest — a luscious chocolate cherry-creamy masterpiece. With layers of decadent, moist chocolate fudge cake layered with fluffy cream and delectable chocolate cherry filling, topped with chocolate shavings and cherries.

Bursting with creamy caramel cake goodness, the newest addition to Red Ribbon's Cake Creations line, Yema Caramel cake, is made from delectable chiffon cake layered with creamy, melt-in-your-mouth yema caramel icing and filling, garnished with toasted cashew nuts.

Last, but definitely not the least, is the Tiramisu Meltdown - made with choco chiffon, cream cheese, and just a hint of coffee flavor.

Indeed, as Heart Evangelista says, cherishing those special moments with loved ones is something we must learn to cultivate especially in times like these. And with Red Ribbon Cake Creations, we can truly make these occasions even more special!

Red Ribbon Cake Creations is available nationwide for take-out, call & pick up in Red Ribbon branches near you, or for delivery through the Red Ribbon Hotline #87777, and Red Ribbon RIA on Facebook Messenger. You can also order through GrabFood, Foodpanda or LalaFood apps.

Check out Red Ribbon's official Facebook page (Red Ribbon Bakeshop) for the updated store list and latest offers.

Meet the 14 Official #PBBConnect Housemates

The countdown to the "Pinoy Big Brother Connect" kick-off on December 6 continues as viewers will finally get to meet the 14 official housemates on "It's Showtime" and "TV Patrol" starting today (November 30).

Their real names and faces to be revealed, the housemates will give a brief look into their personalities, talents, and life stories on these programs even before they enter the famous Big Brother house on Sunday (December 6).

They are:
"Single Momshie-kap ng Bataan,"
"Striving Footballer ng Cebu,"
"Ra-kweentera ng Quezon,"
"Charming Striker ng Paranaque," "Cheerdance Sweetheart ng Paranaque,"
" Courageous Cabalen ng Pampanga," "Kwelang Fangirl ng Sarangani,"
"Alluring Accountant ng Australia,"
"Shy Biker Boy ng Butuan,"
"Bunsong Boksingero ng General Santos City,"
"Miss Malakas ng Misamis Oriental," "Military Son ng Palawan,"
"Makatang Marikit ng Pangasinan," and "Dong Diskarte ng Zamboanga Del Sur."

All 14 passed their medical, psychological, and COVID-19 exams to become full-fledged housemates.

Chosen from over 177,000 auditionees from all over the world, the 14 housemates were first introduced in "PBB Kumulitan," a digital show on the livestreaming app Kumu, where auditions for this season were also held.

"PBB" host Robi Domingo tried to guess the identities of the housemates, who were wearing face shields and masks, and whose voices were distorted. Joining him in the show were his fellow former "PBB" housemates Kiara Takahashi, Shawntel Cruz, Jem Macatuno, Lie Reposposa, and Gino Roque IV.

Kiara, Shawntel, Jem, and Lie wrote and sang the official soundtrack of "PBB Connect" titled "Connected Na Tayo." The lyric video for the song is now up on Facebook and YouTube.

Kiara shared her experience working on the song during the pandemic. "Isang karangalan po talaga na makapagsulat or makagawa (ng song for PBB). Even just singing the theme song of PBB is a great opportunity na for us, for me. Kahit magkakalayo-layo kami, si Shawntel that time nasa Baguio, si Jem sa Pampanga, magkasama kami ni Lie, pero connected pa rin talaga kami doon sa song," she shared.

Stay tuned for its kick-off this Sunday (December 6) on Kapamilya Online Live, Kapamilya Channel, A2Z channel 11, and Kumu.

For updates, visit https://app.kumu.ph/PBBabscbn or follow "PBB" on Facebook (PBBABSCBNTV), Twitter (PBBABSCBN), and Instagram (PBBABSCBNTV), and subscribe on YouTube (Pinoy Big Brother). For more news, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

November 16, 2020

Angel Locsin and Catriona Gray Join Philippines Red Cross' Relief Operations for Typhoon Victims



Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, known for their civic work and advocacies, continued their respective efforts to extend aid to victims of Typhoon Ulysses. 

Both women are Philippine Red Cross (PRC) ambassadors who have actively taken part in the humanitarian organization’s programs. 

Angel joined PRC staff and volunteers in Rizal, where thousands of families have been displaced after being inundated with floods. 

That’s aside from her ongoing project as part of Aktor PH, an organization of Filipino actors, which has been packing and sending supplies to evacuees. 




Catriona, who is in Colombia for its national pageant as a judge, fulfilled her ambassador role for PRC by urging donations through a video message. 




Beyond that, she met with officials of the Colombian counterpart of the group “to promote the fundraising activities for typhoon relief operations of @philredcross in the Philippines as well as PRC’s current COVID operations, leading the country’s mass public testing capacity.” 

ABS-CBN News Receives Diamond Creator Award from YouTube for Hitting 10M Subscribers



ABS-CBN News received  its Diamond Creator Award from YouTube three months after hitting 10 million subscribers, a milestone achieved as the organization strengthened its video presence online. 

The diamond play button arrived with a congratulatory letter from YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. 

We hope you’ll accept this Diamond Creator Award as a token of our appreciation, and our respect for what you’ve accomplished… You amaze us and inspire us every day. Keep it coming,” the letter said. 




As of writing, ABS-CBN News’ YouTube channel already has 10.8 million subscribers, with some 6.7 billion lifetime views. 

ABS-CBN News' YouTube channel hosts the Kapamilya network’s wide-ranging news and current affairs content, including live and on-demand streaming of its flagship newscast “TV Patrol,” and programs from ANC and TeleRadyo. 

These digital offerings were made accessible worldwide starting last week after once being limited to Philippine viewers, putting ABS-CBN News on track to reach an even wider audience on YouTube. 

ABS-CBN News’ diamond award comes only a month after another digital accomplishment for the Kapamilya network. 

In October, ABS-CBN Entertainment remained far-and-away the most subscribed YouTube channel in the Philippines, as it crossed 30 million subscribers. 

ABS-CBN Entertainment - which now has 30.8 million subscribers and nearly 40 billion lifetime views - is the home of Kapamilya Online Live, the day-long live stream of ABS-CBN programs on YouTube.

RED Broadband, the Lowest Price Unlimited Fiber Broadband and payTV Service Provider in PH, Now Available



RED Broadband, a new partnership to bring to every Filipino home the latest unlimited fiber broadband and payTV service, is formalized between Cignal TV and Radius Telecoms. 

Radius Telecoms COO Jenevi L. Dela Paz, MERALCO President and CEO Atty. Ray C. Espinosa, Radius Telecoms President and CEO Exequiel C. Delgado, Cignal TV President and CEO Robert P. Galang, and Cignal TV CFO John L. Andal were present to ink the partnership. Spending more of our lives online due to the pandemic, there is a crying need for faster and more reliable internet access for online education and work from home needs. 



Cignal TV and Radius Telecoms MOA signing last February 2020.  Shown in photo (L-R): Radius Telecoms COO Jenevi L. Dela Paz, MERALCO President and CEO Atty. Ray C. Espinosa, Radius Telecoms President and CEO Exequiel C. Delgado, Cignal TV President and CEO Robert P. Galang, and Cignal TV CFO John L. Andal


Radius Telecoms, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manila Electric Co. (MERALCO) and the only telecommunications carrier in the Philippines that delivers services on an end-to-end fiber optic platform, is responding to this nationwide clamor with RED Broadband, the country’s newest and most reliable broadband internet player. Cignal TV, Inc., the country’s premier Direct-to-Home satellite provider transmitting 120 channels, including free-to-air, SD, and HD channels to households nationwide is partnering with Radius Telecoms to bring to every Filipino home the best fiber broadband and payTV service designed for every household budget. 

RED Broadband is offering to consumers unlimited fiber internet + Pay TV plan for as low as P1299 per month.

Join Runrio's 100 Steps Challenge for 'Pantawid ng Pag-Ibig' Virtual Run



Runners now have a chance to quench their thirst to complete a marathon even in the new normal sans the crowds and throng of other runners as SKY presents the third and final leg of the RUNRIO Trilogy Run Asia Virtual Run happening from November 28 to December 12. 

In a virtual run, participants can run the distance they registered within their neighborhood or even on a treadmill at home. They are required to use a GPS-tracking app and a watch to time their run. Runners will be asked to take a photo of their race results and send them to info@runrio.com within two weeks. 




To help participants prepare for the rigorous marathon, SKY will hold a series of training activities online and on cable. 

On November 21, 4 PM, runners can train with Coach Rio during the live "SKY Rise and Grind" pre-run work-out via F.Y.E. Channel on Kumu. There will also be pre-recorded workout sessions on November 15 and 27 airing on SKY Community Channel 955 and RUNRIO's official Facebook page and Instagram TV. 

On November 28, participants are invited for "Kick Off to T3," a pre-run warm-up program courtesy of Coach Rio, followed by the ceremonial gun start of the virtual marathon. Also airing via SKY's community channel 955 as well as on RUNRIO's FB and IG TV. 

Meanwhile, 50 lucky participants have the chance to interact with Coach Rio himself on "Huddle with Coach Rio" via a live Zoom session happening on December 5. Special prizes and fun chit-chats await the runners during the online checkpoint hangout. 




And as SKY aims to make a difference, it partners with ABS-CBN Foundation's "Pantawid ng Pag-ibig: Isang Daan. Isang Pamilya." campaign with its 100 Steps Challenge happening on December 6. 

Anyone can join the fund-raising activity by posting on social media an actual video of themselves completing 100 steps, with the hashtag #100Hakbang1Pamilya. The first 300 runners to complete the challenge will receive a commemorative shirt. Meanwhile, SKY will make a donation for "Pantawid ng Pag-ibig" on behalf of all participants who joined the 100 Steps Challenge. 




The RUNRIO Trilogy is the country's premier running series designed for runners who want to complete a marathon via a progression running program. In progression running, participants run at a slower pace until their speed and distance gradually increase at each virtual leg. 

The annual event, which began in 2010, consists of a series of races, with each leg increasing in distance, starting from 21K, then 32K on the second leg, and finish with a 42K on its final leg. 

To know more about the event's registration details, visit runrio.com or follow Runrio Events, Inc. on Facebook and Instagram. 

For more SKY news and updates, visit SKYcable's official website, mysky.com.ph.

Jameson Blake and Joao Constancia's Trending BL Movie "My Lockdown Romance" Available on SKY Movies Pay-Per-View



A ghost from Jameson Blake’s past comes back to haunt him as his estranged friend Joao Constancia returns to reconnect in another much-awaited BL film from Star Cinema, "My Lockdown Romance," which will premiere worldwide on CineXpress via SKY Movies Pay-Per-View on November 13. 

In the latest film directed by Bobby Bonifacio, Jr., Jameson stars as Tom, a young adult whose suppressed feelings resurface as his college friend Kendrick, played by Joao, comes back from Hawaii to make amends. As they become friends once more, Tom begins to question Kendrick’s true intentions, sensing the latter’s old and undesirable behavior have not gone away. 

Will Tom find healing this time or will the bridge between him and Kendrick burn for good? 

SKY subscribers can avail of Star Cinema's newest movie commercial-free and in high definition via its pay-per-view service from November 13 to 26, with 48-hour access upon purchase, for only P150. 




Alongside the premiere of "My Lockdown Romance" this November, SKY Movies Pay-Per-View will also bring home viewers on a journey to different parts of the world through “#Wanderlust," exclusively brought to you by CinemaWorld. 

From November 13 to December 17, let your imagination travel through 12 international films set in destinations from around the globe, such as in Mongolia, Poland, Italy, Malta, Croatia, Turkey, South Africa, France, and more. See the wonders of the world for only P99, unlimited viewing. 

SKY subscribers with SKYcable, SKY Fiber with HD Cable TV, and SKY Fiber with All-In Box subscription can avail of these pay-per-view movie offerings. Visit mysky.com.ph for more details.

November 12, 2020

“PBB” Ex-Housemates Join Forces to Help Typhoon Victims

"Pinoy Big Brother" Big Winners Nene Tamayo, Kim Chiu, Melai Cantiveros, Maymay Entrata, hosts Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzalez, and Robi Domingo, and several former housemates reunited online recently after accepting Big Brother's task to band together to help the victims of typhoon Rolly that battered the country.

According to Nene, the show's first Big Winner, people should always be ready to open their hearts and lend a helping hand to fellow Filipinos.

"It's important that we're always part of the solution. We should be the reason why people believe that there's still goodness in this world," Nene said.

Kim, Melai, Maymay, Bianca, and Robi also reminded the public the importance of prayer and keeping the faith to survive life's trials.

The PBB ex-housemates rekindled their connection via the special livestream event called "PBB Kumunect sa Pagtulong," wherein they shared stories, checked on each other, showcased their talent, and appealed to the public to donate to ABS-CBN Foundation in order to help more Filipinos who lost their homes and livelihood to the powerful typhoon.

Meanwhile, former housemate Barbie Imperial who hails from Albay, appealed to viewers to donate so her fellow Bicolanos can start rebuilding their lives. She shared that she wasn't able to contact relatives in Bicol for three days because the catastrophic typhoon affected the signal in their town.

"PBB Connect" host Toni Gonzaga on the other hand, offered a prayer to all victims that they may find the courage to bounce back in life.

Messages of hope and financial pledges also poured in from ex-housemates who sent their donations to ABS-CBN Foundation. Other ex-housemates also inspired and entertained viewers through song and dance numbers during the livestream. Some Kumuzens also shared messages of inspiration as a source of strength to rise again.

ABS-CBN and Kumu already started to strengthen the connection of Filipinos during this pandemic through "PBB Kumunect sa Pagtulong," which was hosted by Bianca Gonzalez together with ex-housemates Sky Quizon and Kiara Takahashi.

The famous "Pinoy Big Brother" house will open its doors for "PBB Connect" soon and will be available on a wider selection of platforms, including Kumu, A2Z Channel 11, Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC, the ABS-CBN Entertainment website, and official "PBB" social media accounts.

For updates, visit https://app.kumu.ph/PBBabscbn or follow "PBB" on Facebook (PBBABSCBNTV), Twitter (PBBABSCBN), and Instagram (PBBABSCBNTV), and subscribe on YouTube (Pinoy Big Brother).

For more news, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

Alden Richards to Hold the First Ever Virtual Reality Concert in the Philippines on December 8

This December 8, witness a global event never before seen in Philippine entertainment history as GMA Network presents "Alden's Reality" - the country's first ever virtual reality concert, bannered by no less than Asia's Multimedia Star Alden Richards.

"Alden's Reality (AR)" gives Alden's fans a virtual date like no other, combining cutting-edge technology and performances to produce a full-length concert and online interaction with their idol. Alden will take concertgoers to a journey that celebrates his 10 colorful years in the entertainment industry. From heartfelt songs to adrenaline-filled dance numbers, Alden is sure to indulge everyone across the globe in his first ever virtual concert. A surprise treat also awaits his fans.

Shot in 360-degree, concertgoers not only have access to front-row view, but they are also in for an immersive experience from the comforts of their home.

Tickets can be purchased by logging on to www.gmanetwork.com/synergy. Philippine buyers are also given a special VIP package option at Php 1,200 which includes one (1) general admission ticket plus one (1) exclusive VR device to Alden's Reality show. This special VR device takes the concertgoer to another level of enjoying the show which is set to begin streaming online at 9 pm on December 8 (Philippine time).

"Through 'Alden's Reality,' we are bringing you the future of Philippine concert landscape," shares GMA Regional TV and Synergy Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso. "We are more than excited that we are featuring Alden for our first virtual concert and that it also falls under the 70th anniversary of GMA Network. This is only the beginning. Synergy: A GMA Collaboration will be producing more events that will not only bring our Kapuso closer to their favorite artists but will also give them a unique concert experience wherever part of the Philippines and the globe they may be. We hope to see you all, virtually, on December 8."

"2020 has been a challenging year for everyone because of the pandemic," says GMA Entertainment Group Vice President for Business Development Department III Darling de Jesus Bodegon. "We hope that through 'Alden's Reality,' we can bring joy to all our Kapuso not just here in the Philippines but all over the world. We are also happy that we are able to celebrate with Alden his 10 wonderful years in the entertainment industry via this virtual-reality concert. We have been a witness to Alden's growth as an actor and a celebrity and we are proud that he has remained humble though all these years. Alden's Reality is his gift to all his fans who continue to support him and his journey as a Kapuso."

Alden's Reality (AR) is produced by Synergy: A GMA Collaboration, a group that produces ticketed and non-ticketed events and activities catering to all Filipinos across the globe. This is also GMA Network's treat to loyal Kapuso as the country's leading broadcast company marks its 70th anniversary. The concert is directed by Paolo Valenciano.

For more details, visit www.gmanetwork.com/synergy and follow https://www.facebook.com/GMASynergy for updates.

Resorts World Manila (RWM) Celebrates 11th Anniversary with Grand Fiesta Manila 2020's "11 Thrills of Christmas"



Grand Fiesta Manila season is here! 

2020 may have brought many distraught and uncertainties, but Resorts World Manila's (RWM) signature Yuletide celebration continues to bring thrills and excitement to guests and patrons. 

As RWM celebrates its 11th year as the premier integrated tourist destination in the country, it brings with it "11 Thrills of Christmas" with a line-up of events and activities starting November 11. 


Hospitality 

One of the highlights for this year's festivities is the completion of renovations and the Garden Wing's physical enhancement to complement the newly-opened Grand Wing. RWM offers twice the thrill with bigger, brighter, and better space and services such as renovated façade and interiors, refreshed gaming and mall areas, and enhanced safety and sanitation protocols, to highlight a few. 

By the end of November, two five-star hotels - Sheraton Manila Hotel and Hilton Manila - will begin accepting staycations to accommodate leisure travelers. As mandated by the Department of Tourism, RWM implements a series of health and precautionary measures to ensure guests' safety, comfort, and convenience. Aside from the staycation offers, several special accommodations and testing packages are also available to welcome guests looking for a safe and relaxing stay. Holiday Inn Express Manila, Savoy Hotel Manila and Belmont Hotel Manila have a wide range of choices that assure top quality accommodation options for every preference, need, and budget. 


Dining Offers 

Paying tribute to the most wonderful time of the year, RWM introduces BAD Burgers, eight new delectable burger concoctions where the world of pastry is fused with the world of burger in one sandwich. A variety of BAD Burgers or Bad-Ass Burgers are now available with an introductory price of P388.00 apiece. 




Guests can enjoy three flavors of BAD Burgers in RWM signature restaurants' Casa Buenas, Grand Bar, and Grand Wing Cafe namely Donut Burger, a combination of sweet and savory flavors with glazed donut, Angus Beef patty topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, and fried egg; Ensaymada Burger, with Pampanga sweet chorizo and Angus Beef with fried egg, red onions, and bacon marmalade enveloped in a classic Filipino sweet dough pastry covered with butter, sugar, and cheese; and Tapsilog Burger that brings familiar flavors of Angus Beef patty, fried egg, Pickled Papaya with a splash of pinakurat aioli in Garlic Rice Cake. Sheraton Manila's S Kitchen recreated the soft and fluffy Ube Cheese pastry with their Ube Cheese-sig Burger filled with sisig patty and pickled red onion. Another must-try is Oori's burger version of Korean pancake, the Pajeun Galbi Burger with Tteokgalbi marinated beef patty, sesame coleslaw, and pickled radish. Okura at home offers a different take on Japanese Wagyu with its Wagyu Charcoal Bun Burger with a layer of Wagyu Beef patty, Nori, and Kinshi Tamago in Charcoal bun. Pretzel Angus Burger of Marriott Hotel Manila gives classic pretzel a twist with a serving of Pure Certified Angus Beef Patty with Cheddar Cheese, lettuce, sauerkraut, tomatoes, complemented with sweet Bavarian mustard and German Gewüz Curry Ketchup all on a special pretzel bun. Hilton Manila's Char Siu Chicken Pao Burger is a spinoff of Chinese Baozi that comes with char sui grilled chicken fillet topped with lettuce, pickled cabbage and a tangy beetroot mayonnaise on a fried pao bun. 


Retail and Social Responsibility 

Like the previous years, the Newport Mall will have special holiday offers for shoppers and diners, especially on 11.11 and 12.12, the one-day-only pre-holiday and Christmas sales on participating outlets. 

Now is also a good time to eat out and help out at Newport Mall dining outlets as they will be providing a hearty meal to medical frontliners of Pasay City General Hospital for every Php1,000 spent on participating dining outlets. 

Christmas is the season of giving back, and another corporate social responsibility effort slated is the "RWM Christmas Thrills and Cheers." 

In celebration of its 11th anniversary, RWM, together with the partner hotels - Marriott Hotel Manila, Okura Manila, Hilton Manila, Sheraton Manila Hotel, Belmont Hotel Manila, Savoy Hotel Manila, and Holiday Inn Express Manila - will be giving Noche Buena meal boxes to 11 beneficiaries come December. 

Running almost two months long, Grand Fiesta 2020 promises a slew of exciting offers and thrilling events the whole family can enjoy including 11 Days of Christmas Thrills, Newport Mall's PayMaya Mission, LOVE Project, and Grand Staycation Countdown among others. 




To know more about Grand Fiesta Manila 2020 celebrations and offers, visit www.rwmanila.com.

Join Now and Be the First-Ever MYX VJ Kumu Rising Star

Those who have always wanted to appear on MYX can now turn their dream into reality, exhibit their hosting skills, and vie to become the "Kumu Rising Star of the Month on MYX" as the music channel celebrates its 20th anniversary.

MYX is opening its doors to eager followers through this campaign on the Pinoy livestreaming app Kumu, which entitles winners the chance to appear on various MYX programs on television.

To qualify, participants only need to start their public livestreams on Kumu anytime until 11:59pm of November 19 (Thursday). The streamer to receive the most "MYX Mic" or "MYX Stage" virtual gifts from the viewers will be the "Kumu Rising Star of the Month on MYX" for December.

Meanwhile, the 2nd and 3rd placers will also grace an episode of "MYX Daily Top 10" and host an episode of "MYX Moods" together. Along with the 4th placer, they will be receiving gift items from the music channel.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to share the MYX spotlight with your favorite singers and VJs! Start collecting the "MYX Mic" or "MYX Stage" virtual gifts now to be the "Kumu Rising Star of the Month on MYX" this December. Follow MYX PH on kumu (@myxph) to watch shows like MYX Pop Quiz, MYX Fullscreen, and MYX Pwestuhan.

For updates, follow ABS-CBN PR on Facebook (www.facebook.com/abscbnpr), Twitter and Instagram (@abscbnpr) or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

November 10, 2020

(Video) ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID 2020: Ikaw ang Liwanag at Ligaya


No franchise, corona virus pandemic, or typhoon could stop ABS-CBN to celebrate Christmas this 2020.

Following last year's "Family is Forever" themed Christmas Station ID, the Kapamilya network released a teaser for this year's Christmas SID called “Ikaw ang Liwanag at Ligaya”. 

The 10-second clip shows the first look at the logo and a yellow star radiating the iconic colors of the ABS-CBN with the familiar network theme heard as Christmas bells. 

Watch below:


Join and Win Huge Cash Prizes in "UFC Reel Life: Nagsasama-samang Sarap" Short Film Competition


Deadline looms for filmmakers interested in joining the UFC Reel Life: Nagsasama-samang Sarap Short Film Competition. A highlight of UFC’s 50th anniversary celebration, the ongoing competition serves to shine a light on the prodigious talents of local filmmakers known for creating inspiring and meaningful stories that Filipinos can relate to. 

The Filipino creative spirit has always endured, reflecting the same resiliency and strength our country has shown in the face of tremendous challenges. This competition celebrates filmmakers whose stories highlight the positivity and hope that UFC has provided for the last 50 years. 

Filmmakers from all over the country only have two weeks to turn in their entries as the competition closes on November 25. From all the entries received, 30 finalists will be announced on December 3 and winners will be awarded on December 7, 2020. 

All entries must creatively depict the above-mentioned values of optimism and positivity that Filipinos of all ages manifest in times of difficulty. These should also portray the integral role of UFC products in empowering Filipinos to create nagsasama-samang sarap moments every day. 

Thus, all submitted videos should use at least one UFC product as an organic part of the narrative. UFC products include: UFC Tamis Anghang Banana Catsup, UFC Sweet Chili Sauce, UFC Tomato Sauce, UFC Gravy, UFC Hot and Spicy Banana Catsup, UFC Hot Sauce, UFC Spaghetti Sauce, UFC Ready Recipes, and UFC Fresh Selections. 

The festival is open to all filmmakers in the Philippines. Entries must have a maximum length of five (5) minutes, including the opening and closing credits. All videos submitted should be recorded in horizontal format, and edited in not less than 720 HD format. Using 1080 HD, however, is highly recommended. 

Submissions will be screened by a panel of judges, which will determine the finalists and winners through a deliberation. Thirty finalists will be chosen based on the following criteria: Thematic Storytelling (40%), Creativity and Originality (40%), and Technical Execution (20%). The results will be final and irrevocable. 

Each of the 30 finalists will automatically receive a gift pack from UFC. 

Likewise, they will be eligible for the following prizes: 

1st Prize (P100,000)
2nd Prize (P50,000)
3rd Prize (P20,000)
Best Actor (P5,000)
Best Actress (P5,000)
Best Cinematography (P5,000)
Best Screenplay (P5,000)
Best Editing (P5,000)
Best Director (P15,000)
People’s Choice Award (P15,000)

All entries must be emailed to ufcreellife@gmail.com and must include your name, title of the film, contact number, names of cast and crew, and a photo of the director. For larger files, you may use wetransfer.com to create a shareable link that you can include in your email. 




No film entry shall be an imitation or plagiarized version of any copyrighted work. UFCine Presents: Nagsasama-samang Sarap Short Film Competition and its organizers will not be responsible for any copyright infringement committed by the participants. 

The organizers reserve the right to post all entries on their various social media accounts, namely Sarap UFC, Sarap Pinoy, NutriAsia, and its agency, Insight 360 Consultancy Services, Inc.

SKY Fiber Gives Away 2 Free TP-Link WiFi Mesh for Every Subscriber this Christmas Season


Say goodbye to spotty WiFi signal inside your home this Christmas season as SKY Fiber introduces its Christmas Promo – the SKY Fiber Holiday Giveaway

Consumers get a sweet deal of having two (2) FREE TP-Link WiFi mesh worth P10,000 when they get SKY Fiber’s Plan 75Mbps on either SKY’s online application through the mysky.com.ph website, or by buying a SKY Priority Pass through the newly launched official SKYZone store in Lazada’s LazMall. 

With this new promo, consumers are able to strengthen their internet connection through the TP-Link WiFi mesh system which spreads your network’s WiFi signal and distributes it evenly throughout the home. This makes for a seamless fiber connection that’s essential in today’s Filipino household where everyone needs reliable internet for their work-from-home, distance education, and home business requirements. 

SKY Fiber Product Head, Alan Supnet, said, “a home WiFi mesh complements our SKY Fiber’s unlimited broadband plan as it eliminates dead zones inside the home, which is ideal for seamless gaming, video streaming, social media browsing and more anywhere inside the house. This holiday season, families can plan their online bonding session with the assurance of a fast, reliable, and seamless home Wi-Fi network.” 

To get your free Home WiFi Mesh units, subscribe to SKY Fiber’s 75Mbps plan today for only P2,499 a month. The SKY Fiber Holiday Giveaway Promo is available from November 10 to December 10 only, and is available to residential subscribers in Metro Manila, Cavite, and Laguna. 

For more details, visit www.mysky.com.ph/fiberholidaygiveaway.

Trailer: Netflix Film's "Alter Me" Starring Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Enchong Dee


Netflix Philippines has released the trailer for Netflix Film, Alter Me. Watch HERE.

Starring Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Enchong Dee, the film is directed by RC Delos Reyes and written by Danno Kristoper C. Mariquit. The film follows an HR manager who seeks the mentorship of a coveted escort to better connect with other people and her own emotions. 

However, he soon opens her heart to unexpected feelings. Alter Me will premiere on November 15 on Netflix, and will be available across Asia. 

Produced by Viva Films and Ten17, Alter Me premieres November 15.

For more updates, visit www.netflix.com/alterme.

Put Your Loves One's Safety with ASAP, It's Showtime, and Magandang Buhay-Inspired ABS-CBN Masks



Avid ‘Momshies’, ‘Madlang People’, and ‘ASAP-Kapamilyas’ can show their love for Kapamilya shows and their loved ones with the official face masks of “Magandang Buhay,” “It’s Showtime,” and “ASAP Natin ‘To.” 

The neoprene face masks are customized with vibrant and colorful designs that match the happy vibe of the three well-loved ABS-CBN programs and are printed on a washable and stretchable fabric with a pocket inside for inserts. 

Those who are interested to purchase the licensed face masks for themselves or as gifts can e-mail their orders to local personalized gift shop InstaMUG’s email instamug.orders@gmail.com for P120 a piece. 





Show your care for yourself and those close to you by availing the “Magandang Buhay,” “It’s Showtime,” and “ASAP Natin ‘To” official licensed face masks and check out InstaMUG on Instagram and Facebook for the product’s various designs. 

For updates, follow ABS-CBN PR on Facebook (www.facebook.com/abscbnpr), Twitter and Instagram (@abscbnpr) or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

Success! Over 14K Participate in a Series of Avon's Breast Cancer Awareness Month Event Called "BOOBwatch"


Avon’s activities for this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness month were a success!

2020’s campaign, BOOBwatch, was all about educating about the importance of early detection. With all the three fundraising events mounted online, Avon was able to reach more people and generate awareness at a grander scale. This year’s events were all for the benefit of the Philippine Cancer Society. 

First up was BOOB Talk, a breast care catch-up with Dr. Gia Sison, Dr. Rachel Rosario of the Philippine Cancer Society, Avon Ambassador Daniel Matsunaga, TV host and News Anchor Dianne Medina and host Myrza Sison. Held last October 10, the online chikahan became a fruitful conversation about breast cancer viewed by more than 6,200 people. Franz Tolentino, a breast cancer survivor and active Avon representative, also shared her personal stories about fighting the Big C. Franz was an incredible source of inspiration for those who are dealing with the disease. She shares, “Pwede din kayong sumali sa mg breast cancer support groups katulad ng Avon-PGH Breast Cancer Group. Malaking tulong ang magkaroon ng mga kaibigan na alam ang pinag-dadaanan mo. Mayroon kang makakausap na naranasan o pinagdadaanan din ang pinagdadaanan mo.” 




Avon also made sure that they raised funds in an entertaining way, and they’ve got the help of one of the Philippines’ top female singers. Shaped for More with Morrisette: The BOOBwatch Fundraising Concert was streamed via Facebook, with more than 5,700 of viewers tuning in. Morrisette sang hits by Adele, Jessie J, and some of her own hit songs. Before the concert, she shared her pride in being part of this great cause, “I am excited to be part of this campaign because I believe in their Breast Care Promise. Prevention is always better than cure. Our health is not something we want to compromise. We are shaped for more and we should not let anything or anyone hold us back from achieving our purpose.” 




The brand’s last event was a fun and energetic one, ending the festivities on a high note. The #JoinTheBoobment Manoeuvres Fitness Dance-a-thon, also streamed via Facebook Live, was one and half hours full of high-energy dance routines and happy people viewing and donating. The renowned dance group took viewers down memory lane, as they danced to the hits of the 70s all the way to the hits of today, making it a fun event from titas to millennials. During this session, Jason and James Zamora with James Gaddi taught the viewers a quick Tiktok dance tutorial that shows how easy and fast it is to do a breast check by yourself. 

For those who couldn’t join the events, Avon has released a special collection to help raise funds as well. For every sale of the Empower Bra (Avon’s first-ever mastectomy bra), the Breast Cancer Promise Umbrella and Tote Bag Set, and Evita Watch P50 was donated to the Philippine Cancer Society. You can continue to donate to this cause through BPI Account number: 0141-0431-53 or GCash Account number: 0917-5372662. 




Through this year’s efforts, Avon hopes to make a better world for all women, which is a better world for all. Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women, and this is why Avon makes it a point to keep their advocacy going. This year, the brand is thankful for being able to reach more people (14,069 in total) than ever by bringing the events online. 

Watch out for Avon Philippines’ purposeful projects, find out why millions of people around the world choose Avon. Visit Avon.ph and follow Avon Philippines on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about ANEW Skin Reset Plumping Shots and other skincare products from Avon.

First Look: Tom Holland as Nathan Drake in "Uncharted"


Columbia Pictures has unveiled the first-look images its upcoming action adventure Uncharted, adapted from the massively popular PlayStation/Naughty Dog video game franchise. 

Get your first look at Tom Holland as the young Nathan Drake and other iconic images in the stills below. 

In his interview with Collider.com, Holland revealed the narrative thrust of the movie adaptation. Rather than retelling one of the games’ storylines, this Uncharted will give us a Nathan Drake origin story. 

I think what Uncharted offers that most video games films don’t is that it’s an origin story to the games,” Holland says. “So if you played the games, you haven’t seen what’s going to happen in the film. And if you haven’t played the games, you’re going to enjoy the film because it’s information that everyone else is getting at the same time.” 

Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Uncharted also stars Mark Wahlberg as Victor Sullivan. The screenplay is by Rafe Judkins, Joe Carnahan, Art Marcum and Matthew Hollaway. The producers are Avi Arad, Alex Gartner, Charles Roven and Ari Arad. 

Only in Philippine cinemas 2021, Uncharted will be distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. Connect with #UnchartedMovie and tag columbiapicph

Star Hunt Academy's New Rookie Girl Group "BINI" Releases New Song "Da Coconut Nut" on YT


New rookie girl group BINI, Star Hunt Academy’s bet for P-Pop-stardom has arrived in the local music scene. 

From the 250 hopefuls, eight vibrant young individuals who embody the idea of a modern Filipina—sweet, fierce, independent, and informed—have emerged to become the faces and voices to watch in the growing musical genre. 

Comprising BINI are: Aiah (19), Colet (18), Maloi (18), Gwen (17), Stacey (17), Mikha (16), Jhoanna (16), and Sheena (16). 

BINI was trained by Filipino voice coaches Kitchy Molina and Anna Graham, and Austrian-born dance coach Mickey Perz. They were also trained under esteemed South Korean training group MU Doctor, which has already helped launch successful idol careers of K-Pop stars who have trained under MU Doctor are Mino (WINNER), Hye-bin (Momoland), Hyojung (Oh My Girl), I.M (Monsta X), Changbin (Stray Kids), and Kim Sohee (Produce 101). 

Star Hunt Management head Laurenti Dyogi said BINI will perform a mix of original songs and classic revivals for the upcoming singles of Bini. 

For its pre-debut single, BINI just dropped "Da Coconut Nut," an electro-pop remake of the Smokey Mountain classic and National Artist Ryan Cayabyab composition. Listen to it on BINI's YouTube Channel. 

MU Doctor collaborated with Korean musical producer VO3E to transform “Da Coconut Nut” from novelty to a dance ditty worthy of the P-Pop scene. Korean dance coaches Moon Yeon Joo and Kwan Seong Chan, who have worked with big names such as BTS, Twice, Red Velvet, and Seventeen, helped with the group’s choreography. 

Watch out for the debut of the song’s music video on November 20 on BINI TV, the group's YouTube channel. 

Keep your eyes peeled for BINI. Follow BINI_ph on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tiktok, and YouTube.

Why BL Series “Oh, Mando” Became an Instant Fan Favorite, Earns Positive Reviews


The new iWantTFC original series “Oh, Mando” topbilled by Kokoy De Santos has instantly captured fans and left them wanting more, as they praised its relatability, feel-good romcom take on the boys’ love genre, and “very Pinoy” flavor. 

Since its pilot episode was made available on the platform, viewers have continuously shared positive reviews about the series on social media and YouTube, particularly about its sharp dialogue, witty jokes, and effective performances. 

Twitter user @ikkooza said, “Lemme say it's really refreshing to see a full production BL series in the Philippines, in a full 30+ minute episode. This series is so PINOY, from the scenes and locations, to humor, to the prod design/ music etc. Thank you @DreamscapePH for #OhMando.” 

Commending the pilot episode, @AngTerTer posted, “Kokoy de Santos really said ‘I'm one of the best actors of my generation’ as if we don't know that already. Also, #OhMandoEp1 is the strongest BL pilot to date. I said what I said.” 

Galing ni Kokoy De Santos. Equally as talented are the support too esp his friends - Vince and Leslie. Riot yong tatlong to. I can't stop laughing with their lines and how they deliver it. And Alex Diaz, uggghhh sir, pwedeng fishball buddies din tayo?” said @dar_winnnn. 

The first episode, now streaming on iWantTFC, finds college freshman Mando (Koko) dealing with sexual confusion and then heartbreak after he meets the dashing, out and proud gay basketball jock Barry (Alex Diaz). 




YouTube reviewer Michael Carbon also found the series relatable, expressing his admiration for the element of fantasy and fairy tales used in the series. 

Again, I found a BL series that is really me, that hits home to vulnerable people like us… It shows a part of us because we fantasize. It shows our vulnerability. We tend to have fairy tales, we want to have a happy ending. Everything was just so on-point for me. The dynamic of stories is great,” he said in his vlog. 

We appreciate this kind of series that’s so feel-good. Very light. You laugh and then you get ‘kilig.’Dreamscape’s take on it is great because it has a mix of mature content, and shifts gears in other parts. It’s enjoyable, entertaining, satisfying,” he also added. 

In the next episode, Mando deals with his first heartbreak after learning that Barry already has a boyfriend. To move on from Barry, he courts Krisha (Barbie Imperial), a liberated girl who has long set her sights on him. 

Standard and premium subscribers can stream new episodes of “Oh, Mando” every Thursday, 9 PM on the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) or on iwanttfc.com. 

For updates, like www.facebook.com/iWantTFC and follow @iwanttfc on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to www.youtube.com/iWantTFC. 

For inquiries and concerns about the service, users can also send a message on iWant TFC’s Facebook page or e-mail support@iwanttfc.com.

Gabbi Garcia Shares Everything Trending in Fashion, Sports, Gaming, Relationship in "IRL" (In Real Life)


Looking for a new hub to get the latest updates on everything trending and lit? 

Beginning November 12, Global Endorser Gabbi Garcia takes viewers to an ultimate hang out space via GMA Public Affairs’ newest offering - "IRL" (In Real Life). IRL is a youth-oriented reality program airing on GMA News TV where millennials and GenZs can hang out, as it features the latest on travel adventures, music, sports, fashion, gaming, career, love and relationships, and everything else inside and outside of their digital world. 

Gabbi has proven her charisma among the Filipino audience as she’s currently one of GMA Network’s prime actresses, a sought-after model and endorser, a highly-talented performer, and a vlogger. She has over 6.7M followers on Instagram, 8M on Facebook, 1.7M on TikTok, and 1.12M subscribers on YouTube. Off-screen, the Kapuso “Millennial It Girl” also enjoys playing ukulele and guitar, swimming, scuba diving, mountain climbing, and arranging dried followers. 

Every week in IRL, Gabbi and her featured guests try viral challenges, go on gastronomic adventures, deep dive into fashion trends, and explore exciting things inside and outside the digital world. 

For IRL’s pilot episode, Gabbi is joined by her boyfriend and newest Kapuso actor Khalil Ramos. 




The two Kapuso stars are set to spread kilig vibes to the viewers as they go for a road trip to Tagaytay and visit two Instagram-worthy cafes perfect for the young and the young at heart. Khalil shows off his barista skills as the coffee enthusiast creates coffee art at Cafe Agapita. They also film a Mukbang video while reacting to assumptions on millennials and GenZs. A photography-enthusiast, Khalil shares tips on how to level up your Instagram feed as they do an impromptu photoshoot on Instagram-worthy spots. Meanwhile, a self-confessed plantita, Gabbi also checks out rare plants at Greenhouse Café. 

A millennial barkada also goes on an exciting adventure at Fresno Agro Forestry and Eco Tourist Campsite in Tanay, Rizal. 

Catch all these exciting stories and more on the newest Thursday barkada hangout, “IRL,” starting November 12, 9:15 pm on GMA News TV.

November 7, 2020

MYX Celebrates 20th Anniversary with a Month-Long Celebration Called “MYX20” this November

OPM artists and former VJs look back on their favorite MYX moments as the country's number one music channel marks 20 years of bringing music and entertainment this November through a month-long celebration dubbed "MYX20." 

MYX will be streaming MYXclusive interviews with various local artists on Facebook and YouTube. Aside from Daniel Padilla, Quest, Christian Bautista, Sponge Cola, Dicta License, and Moonstar88 who already disclosed their favorite MYX stories early this week, Ben&Ben, Callalily, Ebe Dancel, Gary Valenciano, Gloc-9 and Shanti Dope, Hale, James Reid and Nadine Lustre, Jay R, Kyla, KZ, Lea Salonga, Martin Nievera. Mayonnaise, Moira dela Torre, Moonstar88, Parokya ni Edgar, Rico Blanco, Sandwich, SB19, and 6cyclemind are slated to talk about their memorable experiences with the music channel. 

Former VJs including Luis Manzano, Nikki Gil, Chino Lui Pio, Robi Domingo, Edward Barber, Donny Pangilinan, Sunny Kim, Sharlene San Pedro, and Inigo Pascual are likewise reliving their MYX journey together with VJs Ai dela Cruz and Samm Alvero. 

Also part of the "MYX20" anniversary celebration are throwback specials that will be aired on the MYX channel. Watch the all-star "MYX Mo!" concerts every night at 9 pm until November 14 and the four-part "MYX Homecoming: VJs Reunion" every Sunday at 4 pm. 

In addition, the music channel will revisit some of its most memorable events and moments on the "MYX20" special that will be streamed on November 20 (Friday). 

MYX, which began airing on November 20, 2000, rose to prominence for its engaging VJs and endearing shows featuring must-watch music videos, daily charts, exclusive interviews with local and international artists, and extraordinary musical events. Currently airing on SKYcable, the channel has a strong following on social media, with 6.7 million followers on Twitter, 1.26 million subscribers on YouTube, 533K followers on Instagram, and 8.3 million followers on Facebook. 

Join the celebration by posting your favorite MYX moments with the hashtag #MYX20. 

For more details, follow MYX Philippines on Facebook (www.fb.com/MYX.Philippines), Twitter (@MYXphilippines), and Instagram (@myxph), and visit myx.abs-cbn.com.

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