Saturday, February 17, 2018

Aside from Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil Reveals that SAMSUNG Galaxy J2 Pro Adds More Color to His Life

Through the years, Samsung has proven to be one of the country's most trusted smartphone brands. As it continues to harvest some of the Philippines' top personalities to represent a Samsung phone that perfectly matches their individual personas, a new name is set to appear as the tech giant introduces yet another addition to its J-Series lineup in the form of the all new Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro.

 

After just a decade in showbiz, Enrique Gil has become one of the biggest names in the country. The 25-year-old has top-billed a lot of successful shows and movies, from Dolce Amore to last year's blockbuster My Ex and Whys. Now, the actor is set to have another jam-packed year ahead of him as he becomes Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation's newest face for the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro.

 

As he prepares for his new projects with Liza Soberano, Enrique opens 2018 busier than ever, spending most of his time at shoots and tapings. Because of this, Enrique cherishes his free time with the people that bring color to his life, his family.

 

"I think that we all work and do everything for our family. Yun ang fuel natin to do whatever we want to do," he says. The actor admits that his onscreen partner also brings vibrancy to his life. Enrique says he also enjoys eating, watching movies, and traveling during these bonding moments with loved ones. "I love travelling. I feel like I'm just looking at everything through a small hole, but the world is so much bigger than just me."

 

Apart from that, Enrique enjoys making quick escapes through video games, TV series, and films. "Sometimes I also like getting away from everything and just stay at home to play video games. I'm a gamer, both me and Liza," he shares. "I also watch a lot of TV series, especially documentaries because I get to learn many things."

                                                                

In the midst of all the things that Enrique's been up to, he's also excited to tell people about the newest thing that adds more color to his life, his Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro.

 

"There's something about the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro that just looks too good to be true," he exclaims. "I like how Samsung's always one step ahead of the game. Now, I can watch all the videos and play all the games I want in full clarity."

 

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro, equipped with a Super AMOLED Display that sports 16M colors, is perfect for gamers and TV show lovers like Enrique as it allows them to enjoy their free time even more.

 

"The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro is designed for consumers who wish to add a pop of color in their lives. It's the perfect phone for vibrant personalities that seek quick escapes through their phones by watching videos, playing games and enjoy Instagram feeds, like Enrique," says Nico Gonzales, Marketing Manager for Core Smartphones, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp. "The Galaxy J2 Pro's screen aims to give them just that. With its vibrant colors and clearer visuals, it's going to give users' a smartphone viewing experience like no other."

 

The Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro is now available in the Philippines for PHP 7,490.00. For more details on where you can get and know more about the new Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro, you can visit the Samsung Galaxy Studio located at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig or visit our websites, www.facebook.com/SamsungPH or log on to www.samsung.com/ph.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Business and Financial Expert Quintin Pastrana Joins ANC


ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) formally welcomed entrepreneur and financial expert Quintin Pastrana as its newest anchor last weekend, when he was introduced as the new co-host of "On The Money" and the resident business expert of "ShopTalk" on the country's premier 24/7 all-English cable news channel.
Quintin joins ANC's trusted and multi-awarded roster of journalists that include international anchors Cathy Yang and Annalisa Burgos and multi-awarded broadcasters Karen Davila, Tony Velasquez, and the returning Tina Monzon-Palma.
A former anchor and producer of Bloomberg TV Philippines, Quintin expressed his excitement to now be a part of ANC.
"I look forward to working with professionals whether they be fellow anchors or the great production and marketing team that make ANC what it is as an institution," he said.
Quintin said his entry to the Philippines' number one local cable news channel was like coming full circle as he was invited by "On The Money" co-anchor Salve Duplito to join the show five years ago, before he ventured into TV work.
He will focus on vital issues for a growing economy, like financial literacy and SME empowerment on ANC. 
"I hope to be able to help viewers learn and apply best practices to reach their aspirations -- whether it be how and where to manage investment, rebound from mistakes, and become entrepreneurs and business leaders themselves," he said. 
The new resident business expert of "ShopTalk" with Lexi Schulze also added that he also wants to share more stories of entrepreneurs who rose from poverty and are making their dreams come true.
"Knowledge empowers, so I'm constantly on the lookout for these true stories - making the anonymous and undervalued more known and cherished as role models," he said. 
ANC chief operating officer Cilette Liboro-Co, meanwhile, said Quintin's experience as a corporate executive and entrepreneur, on top of his education and training here and abroad, can help connect the lessons of the global marketplace with the growing audience of the channel.
"With his addition to our team, we can provide our viewers another perspective of the business landscape, since he has seen how businesses and economies work. Moreover, his advocacy of promoting economic empowerment is aligned with the channel's thrust to be the Filipino's partner in their business and financial journey," Cilette said.
Catch Quintin Pastrana on "On the Money" every Saturday at 4 pm, and on "Shop Talk" every Friday at 7:30 pm with replays throughout the week.  Only on ANC, your partner, your channel and ANC HD. Watch online via iwantv.com.ph orskyondemand.com.ph. For updates, visit news.abs-cbn.com/anc or follow @ANCalerts on Facebook and Twitter.

ABS-CBN Remains the Undisputed TV Network in January 2018


ABS-CBN opened the year strongly as it brought relevant news stories and valuable lessons to more Filipinos in January, hitting an average audience share of 46%, or 12 points higher than GMA's 34%, based on data from Kantar Media.

The Kapamilya network ruled both rural and homes last month, particularly in Metro Manila where it garnered an average audience share of 42% versus GMA's 27%. ABS-CBN also captivated more viewers in Total Luzon where it garnered 43%, compared to GMA's 35%; in Total Visayas where it registered 55% versus GMA's 27%; and in Total Mindanao where it hit 51%, beating GMA's 32%.

Multinational audience measurement provider Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,610 urban and rural homes that represent 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population.

"FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" (39.9%) still reigned in national TV ratings in January and continued to thrill viewers as Cardo, while "Pilipinas Got Talent" (38.1%) instantly impressed viewers nationwide with its world-class Pinoy talents.

"TV Patrol" (32.6%) remained to be the most watched newscast in the country with its timely news stories and public service. Drama anthology "MMK" (31.2%), on the other hand, captivated and brought inspiration to viewers with the real-life stories of its letter senders.

Meanwhile, "La Luna Sangre" (30.5%) gripped fans with its thrilling revelations led by on-screen tandem Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo.

Loveteam ElNella also brought kilig and valuable lessons last month via "Wansapanataym" (29.6%), while "Wildflower" (23.3%) continued to reign in national TV ratings as it approaches its much-awaited finale.

Also part of the top 10 are comedy program "Home Sweetie Home" (23.2%), and "Rated K" (22.2%) led by Korina Sanchez.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN also ruled across all timeblocks, particularly in primetime (6 PM to 12MN) where it recorded an average audience share of 50%, or 18-points higher than GMA's 32%. The primetime block is the most important time of the day when most Filipinos watch TV and advertisers put a larger chunk of their investments in to reach more consumers effectively.

The Kapamilya network also led the morning block (6 AM to 12 NN) with 41% versus GMA's 32%; the noontime block (12 NN to 3 PM) as it registered 47%, compared to GMA's 35%; and the afternoon block (3 PM to 6 PM) with 43%, beating GMA's 39%.

In 2017, ABS-CBN reigned in national TV ratings all year round as it scored an average audience share of 46%, or 12-points higher over GMA's 34%.

Get Serenaded by Star Music’s Fresh Acoustic Talents Agzunta and Migz Haleco in a Concert Called “Valentimes 2”




Rising band Agsunta and "ASAP" Jambayan artist Migz Haleco celebrate love through a night of soulful songs in "Valentimes 2," a concert happening at the Teatrino Promenade on February 15 (Thursday).

The two new addition to the Star Music family are taking center stage for a joint musical show where they will get to perform their new songs live as well as complement it with their most popular collaborations and covers.  

Composed of Jireh Singson, Mikel Arevalo, Josh Planas, and Stephen Arevalo, the Agsunta group is popular especially to millennials for their jam collabs with other artists such as Emmanuelle Vera, Clara Benin, and Moira dela Torre in their Agsunta Jam Sessions; and their senti and quirky cover videos for songs such as Daniel Padilla's "Simpleng Tulad Mo," Jericho Rosales's "Pusong Ligaw," and even Ex Battalion and OC Dawg's viral "Hayaan Mo Sila" in their Agsunta Song Request webisodes on Youtube and Facebook.

With a large fanbase at their back, the boys of Agsunta are about to make more noise in the music scene as they recently introduced their self-made songs such as "Patawad Na" and "Liwanag," through their much-awaited, self-titled debut album with acoustic and soft melodic rock tunes led by its carrier single "Di Ba Halata."

Also serenading the night is acoustic artist Migz who officially launched the track "'Pag Ika'y Nagmahal" two weeks ago. From only a Soundcloud account to a duo record deal, Migz now enters the next phase of his career as a solo artist.

The charming young lad who was formerly part of the duo Migz and Maya, was the interpreter of "Bes," one of the song finalists in Himig Handog 2017.

Migz has also previously collaborated with Agsunta for a cover of Inigo Pascual's Billboard chart topper "Dahil Sa'yo." Incidentally, Inigo will also participate in the said concert as a musical guest.

Aside from Inigo, "ASAP" BFF5 member Ylona Garcia will also be joining the eventful night.

Tickets for the double-treat concert are priced at P1,599 and P1,199 for VIP and patron respectively (both including CDs of Agsunta and Migz), while balcony tickets are at P500. For reservations, call Teatrino at 722-4532 or TicketWorld at 891-9999, or visit ticketworld.com.ph.

Catch Agsunta and Migz's "Valentimes 2" concert on February 15 (Thursday). For more details, visit starmusic.ph, like Star Music on facebook.com/starmusicph, and follow it on Twitter and Instagram @ StarMusicPH.

Unlock the Secret of Wakanda at SM Cinemas



To celebrate the theatrical release of Marvel Studios' Black Panther in cinemas from February 14, SM Cinema gives Marvel fans a sneak peek into the kingdom of the Black Panther, Wakanda. Visitors can check out an immersive experience, "The Secrets of Wakanda" in select SM Malls.

Step into 'The Secrets of Wakanda' and be welcomed by the entrance arch, signaling the crossover into Wakanda.

A few more steps in and fans will get a glimpse of the mystical metal Vibranium in the Vibranium cave. The controversial mineral, which is also contained in Captain America's shield, has allowed Wakanda to take huge steps in technology, making the kingdom a target for enemies who envy its Vibranium resources. Wakanda is fiercely protected by the Black Panther and the Warriors of Wakanda. Visitors can check out a gallery inspired by the soldiers' traditional yet hi-tech outfits.

'The Secrets of Wakanda' arrives at the SM Mall of Asia on January 26 and travels to SM East Ortigas on February 8, SM City Fairview on February 22, and SM City San Lazaro on March 8. There will also be retail areas for fans to purchase Wakanda-inspired apparel.
To make your Marvel movie experience more exciting, SM Cinema gives away a free popcorn treat when you buy your tickets online! Free popcorn can be availed by the first 1000 people per day from February 14 to 16, 2018 and valid in SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA and SM Megamall.
Marvel's Black Panther arrives at IMAX and SM Cinema branches nationwide on February 14. Book your tickets now through the new website, www.smcinema.com, or for an even more convenient experience, get the SM Cinema app and win tickets to the advance movie screening! Download the SM Cinema app now through the App store and Google Play. Stay tuned to /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for more information.  

An Enthralling Eacape to Fantasy in Oscar Best Picture Nominee “The Shape of Water,” Showing in PH Theaters on February 21



"The Shape of Water" brings its audience into a mysterious government facility in Baltimore where, in the deepest recesses of the lab, an amphibious creature (played by Doug Jones) is being studied for its unusual abilities. As Agent Strickland (Michael Shannon) demands for it to be killed and autopsied, Dr. Hoffstetler (Michael Stuhlbarg) insists that the creature's secrets can only be revealed with a lighter touch. 

But it's the facility's quietest employee who realises the truest connection to the creature. Mute cleaner Elisa (Sally Hawkins) feels a strange affinity with this mysterious visitor from the deep. And as the men in charge prevaricate, she resolves to release the creature from its captors, with the aid of her colleague Zelda (Octavia Spencer) and her next door neighbour Giles (Richard Jenkins). 

The movie is directed by award winning director Guillermo Del Toro who is best renowned for his three inspired Spanish-language films that reinvent and upend the very notion of genre:  the multiple Oscar®-winning "Pan's Labyrinth," "Cronos," and "The Devil's Backbone."  Each is a vivid phantasmagoria navigating the moral and physical dangers of a world of corruption, authoritarianism and war.  His supernatural action epics are equally as inventive – "Blade II," the "Hellboy" series, and "Pacific Rim," as well as his gothic romance "Crimson Peak." 

THE SHAPE OF WATER follows in that tradition, but this time in socially divided 1960s America on the brink of nuclear war and sweeping cultural changes.  Del Toro weaves in the dizzying landscape of falling in love, as a lonely woman with a traumatic past discovers a love so overpowering it defies suspicion, fear and biology.  

Del Toro opens his tale deep underwater. From there the entire film becomes an act of breathless submersion, plunging the audience into a 1960s world full of things we recognize – power, anger, intolerance; as well as loneliness, determination and sudden, electrifying connections – and one extraordinary creature we do not.  An inexplicable biological "asset" of the U.S. government, a mute cleaning woman, her loving best friends, Soviet spies and an audacious theft all flow into a singular romance that surges beyond all boundaries.

Within Del Toro's storytelling, the themes of good and evil, innocence and menace, the historical and the eternal, beauty and monstrosity weave in and out of each other, revealing that no darkness can ever fully defeat the light.  Summarizes Del Toro:  "I like to make movies that are liberating, that say it's okay to be whoever you are, and it seems that at this time, this is very pertinent."  It was also paramount that there be an extraordinary collection of actors. 

Exploring the idea of love and its barriers, internal and external, was paramount to Del Toro.  "I wanted to create a beautiful, elegant story about hope and redemption as an antidote to the cynicism of our times.  I wanted this story to take the form of a fairytale in that you have a humble human being who stumbles into something grander and more transcendental than anything else in her life.  And then I thought it would be a great idea to juxtapose that love against something as banal and evil as the hatred between nations, which is the Cold War, and the hatred between people due to race, color, ability and gender."

The fact that the film's two leads don't speak, not conventionally anyway, only heightens the love story by stripping away the miscommunications that often stand between humans. "One thing about love is that it is so incredibly powerful, it doesn't require words," says Del Toro.  

"The Shape of Water" opens February 21 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox. 

Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong'o Lead the Phenomenal Cast of Marvel’s “Black Panther”


The filmmakers of Marvel's Black Panther gathered an enviable ensemble of pedigreed cast, led by Chadwick Boseman as T'Challa/Black Panther, Michael B. Jordan as Erik Killmonger and Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia.

Producer Kevin Feige comments, "It's great to be able to delve into the world of Wakanda, see Black Panther's lineage and heritage and meet these amazing, rich characters that surround him. To bring them to life, we put together a phenomenal cast. They are among the best that we've ever assembled."

Chadwick Boseman: Prince T'Challa is primed to become the new King of Wakanda. Mourning the loss of his father, T'Challa's claim to the throne is waylaid when villains outside the country pull him out of Wakanda and lead him on an adventure that spans the globe. Pushed to the limit and burdened with the fate of a nation, T'Challa must prevail by any means necessary or risk the lives of millions of Wakandans.

Boseman offers what he finds compelling about his character. "T'Challa is smart. He's a strategist and that has always been something that stood out to me, even in the comic books," the actor says. "He's a world leader and with that comes the responsibility for an entire nation and considering its place in the world. That's something that other Super Heroes don't commonly have, but he must also uphold his legacy. It's an interesting combination."

For Boseman, a committed actor always looking for a substantive role, the opportunity to explore the duality of a conflicted ruler and Super Hero was an irresistible combination in a role. He offers, "There's a lot of real world conflict that you can bring to it. So you don't feel like you're just playing a guy in a suit. You're playing a conflicted, well-rounded character. If you're going to do a Super Hero, you want to do one where you can really act and where you can do something that's going to make you a better artist as well. And I think, culturally speaking, that there are not a lot of opportunities to play a black Super Hero. It's breaking new ground, and to be a part of that is a special thing."

Michael B. Jordan: Erik Killmonger is a new foe to Wakanda with designs on the throne. Equipped with deadly tactical skills and knowledge of Wakanda, he is a formidable enemy for our heroes.

Jordan had already been mentally in the game from the second he heard Marvel Studios was developing the "Black Panther" project. "I was very familiar with Black Panther. As a kid I always wanted to be the Black Panther. He was a character that I always looked up to and admired my whole life, so it's pretty amazing to get to be part of the story for the big screen."

Director Ryan Coogler and the filmmakers knew that Jordan would prove to be a strong foil to Boseman. As a new foe to Wakanda, Killmonger's designs on the throne would set an immediate and inherent tension in motion between the two men which sets the stage for the emotional crux ofBlack Panther.

Lupita Nyong'o: Nakia is a War Dog, a Wakandan spy often imbedded in countries outside of Wakanda to observe and report back. She must decide whether she should be guided by her duty to her nation or her feelings for T'Challa.

Describing Nakia, Nyong'o says, "Nakia is a bit of a rebel but also a loyalist to her country. She is in conflict with some of the ideals of her nation and wants to go her own way, but she is also really eager to serve the country she loves so much. She and T'Challa, now that he is King, are at odds as to what way forward is best for the nation. But they also have some history together, so they have to come to terms with that and figure out how to forge ahead."

Nyong'o states that she could identify with Nakia's free spirit and her independence. "I love a woman who goes her own way and is independent, and I am also really someone who depends on my family and friends and feels a connection to my people, and maybe has a sense of responsibility to 'make them proud.' So I really related to that balancing act within oneself," concludes the actor.

In Philippine cinemas February 14, Marvel Studio's Black Panther is distributed in the Philippines by The Walt Disney Company. Follow Marvel on Twitter: ‪https://twitter.com/marvel. Like Marvel on FaceBook: ‪https://www.facebook.com/Marvel

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Be a Pro-Lakwatsero Like Robi Domingo with the Help of OPPO Selfie Expert Phone



Gearing up for your next local trip? Catch OPPO Selfie Expert Robi Domingo as he explores and travels around the Philippines for ABS-CBN News' travelogue, Lakwatsero. Follow Robi's six-week journey as he discovers what could be your next travel destination – from Basey and Calbiga in Samar, Iloilo, Bacolod, Mt. Apo in Davao del Sur, Malapascua and Bantayan Islands in Cebu, Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro, to Iligan City. Each webisode is only 5 to 7 minutes long, featuring the different activities and sights you can experience in each destination. Every episode will make you want to go on an adventure of a lifetime!


Robi Domingo at Mt. Apo View, taken using OPPO A83


Seeking after your wanderlust is now made easy because Lakwatsero is the first digital current affairs program of ABS-CBN News. The travel program is set to offer a complete immersive experience of the beauty of our local destinations in just one click – easy access to travel information right at your fingertips. Not to mention, the program's treatment perfectly complements Robi Domingo's outgoing and adventurous personality.

And while traveling gives you the opportunity to learn and explore, it also allows you to create life's greatest memories. Make sure to make the most out of your travels by creating the most memorable experiences and capturing them using the right smartphone. Whether you're traveling alone or with a group, or on a budget, OPPO will be your trusty smartphone at all times.


Robi takes a selfie using the new OPPO F5 Red before going on a hike to Mt. Apo

If you want to go all the way out with your adventure, the OPPO F5 is the right smartphone for you! With a speedy facial unlock feature and a 20MP front camera, you're sure to capture the best experience. For Php 15,990, get to capture every adventurous moment that's worth sharing.

Capturing his lessons toward growth. Robi takes a selfie during his diving class, taken using OPPO A83

It perfectly fits at the palm of your hand, it's easy to carry around, it has a full screen display, and it's available at an affordable price point! For only Php 9,990, the OPPO A83 is the best value smartphone featuring OPPO's leading A.I. 

Beauty Technology with an 8MP front camera and. Get to capture your "adventure selfies" the natural way. To top it all off, it has a dependable battery life perfect for going around and the speedy facial unlock feature for snappier access to your phone.

See Robi dive underwater, climb mountains, and go on an epic food trip, among many adventures on Lakwatsero's first season. Like, follow, and subscribe to ABS-CBN News on Facebook, Youtube, and other social networking sites.

For more information about OPPO's smartphones, make sure to check out OPPO on Facebook via https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPH/ for the latest updates.

ElNella, Julie Ann San Jose and Karencitta Join MYX this Love Month


Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona – popularly known as the ElNella tandem -- make their way to the country's leading music channel as the MYX Celebrity VJs this February.

One of today's popular tandems, ElNella, joins MYX this love month and takes a shot at hosting various MYX shows. The "My Fairy Tail Love Story" stars get to share their love for music in their month-long stint introducing today's latest music in the local and international scene.  

Meanwhile, catch the music of Julie Ann San Jose as she is this month's featured MYX Headliner. Listen to the songs of Asia's Pop Sweetheart, who just launched her latest single "Nothing Left." 

US-based singer and now a Filipino recording artist Karencitta is the MYX Spotlight artist this month. The talented performer, who also bagged a record deal in America, is slowly making a name in music after the viral success of her song, "Cebuana."

Also, viewers may dedicate a love note for their special someone on Love on MYX and get a chance to have their favorite MYX VJ read it on air during the MYX Valentine's Day Special.

Catch Elmo and Janella as MYX Celebrity VJs on "Pinoy MYX" until February 10, "Mellow MYX" on Feb. 11 to 17, "My MYX" on Feb. 18 to 24, and "Pop MYX" on Feb. 25 to 28. Don't miss the latest music from MYX Headliner, Julie Ann, and MYX Spotlight artist, Karencitta, this month. Watch MYX on Skycable channel 23. For more information on MYX programming, log on to www.myxph.com, follow MYX on Instagram (@myxph) and Twitter (@MYXPhilippines).

Loisa Andalio Uses Her Beauty to Fight Bullies


Gelli (Loisa Andalio) is fighting back against the people who have made fun of her appearance as her dream of becoming beautiful finally comes true with the help of a powerful genie in "Wansapanataym Presents: Gelli in a Bottle."

After enduring years of mockery, Gelli is set to stun her schoolmates, especially Robin (Ronnie Alonte), with her new and improved look when she attends their sophomore ball, where she becomes the star of the night.

However, people's praises will easily get into her head and make her conceited and she will then shame her enemies in front of everyone. Their confrontation will lead to a chaotic catfight, which will ruin the school's celebration.

Will Gelli's beauty tarnish her pure heart?

Meanwhile, viewers were instantly hooked on "Wansapanataym's" new series as it won in national TV ratings. Its pilot episode last February 4 garnered a national TV rating of 31% versus "Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko" with only 16.8%, according to data from Kantar Media.

The show's official hashtag #WansaGelliInABottle also joined the trending topics on Twitter and received thousands of tweets and praises from netizens.

Catch the magical stories filled with valuable lessons in "Wansapanataym Presents: Gelli in a Bottle" this Sunday on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). For more information, go to ‪fb.com/dreamscapeph and follow @dreamscapeph on Twitter and Instagram.

Gina Lopez Holds Health and Wellness Seminar to Fight Cancer


Following the success of her first G Stuff Health & Wellness Seminar for this year held on January 20, health advocate Gina Lopez again invites everyone to her new talk themed — "Curing Cancer the Natural Way." This will be on March 10 from 9 am to 12 nn at the 21st floor of the 8 Rockwell, Rockwell Center in Makati City.

"I am inviting people who have overcome cancer without chemo therapy and radiation -- and are alive and doing very well." says Lopez, who is herself a cancer survivor.

Ching Roxas Camara will give a discourse on how she won over cancer through the Gerson Therapy.

Sylvia Ordonez will take us to a step by step food intake called the Macrobiotic Diet, which she followed religiously to become cancer-free.

Romblon native and true vegetarian Meriam Santos will encourage us on her talk of Herbal Healing which she benefitted from to overcome cancer.

Dr. Albert Jo, a Naturopath who helped Lopez when she was diagnosed with cancer and assisted her successfully on her healing, will talk on "Food Is Your Medicine." He is also the owner of Rapha Valley Place of Wellness in Salvador Benedicto, Negros Island Region.

Lopez will make an effort to skype on video Dr. Brent Davis who customized the Beam Ray Programmes for her use on the beam ray, which has a very high rate of success with curing cancer.

Lopez will also give everyone a taste of Oxygen Food among other things — "we will have essential oils that helped, the brain food and gadgets for overall health." Here's where she zeroes in on the seminar's goal: "to give you health alternatives — and take away the fear and stigma that cancer brings. I got happier and healthier… so there is absolutely a way through this maze towards health."

The cost this time will be P500 to cover the cost of the venue, samples and logistics. Interested parties may deposit to G Stuff Inc. BPI Acct. No. 3053 4939 11 or pay in cash at the event venue. For reservations call 0905 150 8990. You Email gstuff@gworld.ph or hellogina@gworld.ph or click on this link.

Empress Shuck Finds Justice for Slain Sister


Empress returns to "Ipaglaban Mo" this Saturday (February 10) to play the role of a woman seeking justice for her sister who was killed right before her eyes.

Marlie (Empress) was about to marry her fiancé Erwin (John Medina) when an unexpected tragedy struck the day before her wedding.

Her brother-in-law, Cardo (James Blanco), went to their house to get her sister Lisa (Isabel Oli) which led to a heated argument. Out of rage, Cardo ended up stabbing his ex-wife to death and immediately fled off the scene.

Will Marlie be able to find Cardo and make him pay for her sister's death? Will her wedding still push through?

Don't miss the "Ate" episode of "Ipaglaban Mo," directed by Don Cuaresma, this Saturday (February 10) after "It's Showtime" on ABS-CBN with a replay every Wednesday on DZMM TeleRadyo and DZMM Radyo Patrol 630.

For more updates, follow @IpaglabanMoCh2 on Twitter, @ipaglabanmoABSCBN on Instagram, or like www.facebook.com/IpaglabanMoABSCBN.

Friday, February 9, 2018

"Venom" Unleashes Its Demons in Teaser Trailer


“We all have our...demons.”

One of Marvel’s most enigmatic, complex and badass characters comes to the big screen, starring Academy Award® nominated actor Tom Hardy as the lethal protector Venom.

Check out Venom's newly released teaser trailer at https://youtu.be/5-wT3QveuwY and watch the action-thriller in Philippine cinemas October 5.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer from a script by Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner and Kelly Marcel and Will Beal, Venom also stars Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze and Reid Scott.

Venom is distributed in the Philippines by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Paolo Ballesteros Will Make You Fall in Laugh Out Love in "Amnesia Love"


This February, VIVA Films invites you to join in the fun as award-winning actor Paolo Ballesteros plays a guy trying to discover his true identity in “AMNESIA LOVE”.

Found unconscious by the beach in a remote island in Zambales, the character of Paolo Ballesteros is taken in by a compassionate couple (Lander Vera-Perez and Maricel Morales).

When he wakes up, he cannot remember his name nor anything else. The couple’s daughter (Yam Concepcion) is skeptical about this guy’s condition, but is left with no choice but to let him stay in their home. Romance starts to brew between the two, but this amnesia patient displays some acts that are not exactly manly, and finds himself distracted by the sight of attractive men. When somebody from his past comes to shed light on who and what he really is, will the answers bring him peace or mayhem?

With a Best Actor award each from Tokyo Film Festival and Metro Manila Film Festival under his belt, Ballesteros said in an interview that he wants to keep making movies that would make people think. “Mapag-iisip yung tao… I want a good film na worth yung pagod.”

This outlook is shared by director Albert Langitan, who has worn different hats in the world of local production. He started out as a scriptwriter, then went on to direct reality shows and teleseryes such as Impostora and Super Ma’am. It is interesting to see how Langitan’s creative eye and Ballesteros’ passion for his craft work together to bring viewers a laugh-out- loud movie that’s hard to forget.

Adding spice to the film is VIVA’s versatile actress, Yam Concepcion who was first launched to stardom via Erik Matti’s adult drama “Rigodon.” “AMNESIA LOVE” is Paolo and Yam’s reunion film. They worked together in the 2016 blockbuster movie, “Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo May Boyfriend?!” with Kapuso star, Dennis Trillo and the Princess of All Media, Anne Curtis.

Joining Paolo, Yam, Lander and Maricel in the cast are Polo Ravales, Vandolph Quizon, Geleen Eugenio, and Sinon Loresca.

“AMNESIA LOVE” is showing in cinemas nationwide, starting February 28, 2018.

Marvel Studios Kicks Off the Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-Year Anniversary Celebration with Unveiling of Iconic "Class Photo"


Today Marvel Studios kicks off the year-long Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-Year anniversary celebration with an iconic class photo featuring talent and filmmakers from over the last ten years.

On October 7th, 2017 a group of more than 80 actors and filmmakers all came together in secret in Atlanta, Georgia, on the set of Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" to memorialize the last ten years with a photo and to celebrate the accomplishments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

PHOTO CAPTION: Marvel Studios "The First Ten Years" Class Photo..Front Row L to R: Sean Gunn (Kraglin), Hannah John-Kamen (Ghost), Director Scott Derrickson, Executive Producer Trinh Tran, Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), EVP, Physical Production Victoria Alonso, Zoe Saldana (Gamora), Angela Bassett (Ramonda), Director/Actor Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Executive Producer/Writer Stan Lee, President of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Co-President of Marvel Studios Louis D'Esposito, Kurt Russell (Ego), Danai Gurira (Okoye), William Hurt (Thaddeus Ross), Director Alan Taylor, Karen Gillan (Nebula), Executive Producer Brad Winderbaum, Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), Director Louis Letterier ..Second Row L to R: Director Jon Watts, Casting Director Sarah Finn, Tessa Thompson (Valkyrie), VP, Physical Production David Grant, Don Cheadle (War Machine), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Director James Gunn, Dave Bautista (Drax), Michael Peña (Luis), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), Evangeline Lilly (Wasp), Director Joe Russo, Director Anthony Russo, Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Director Joss Whedon, Paul Bettany (Vision), VP, Physical Production Mitchell Bell, Frank Grillo (Crossbones), Director Anna Boden, Director Ryan Fleck, Letitia Wright (Shuri), Editor Jeffrey Ford..Third Row L to R: Director Peyton Reed, Laurence Fishburne (Dr. Bill Foster), Linda Cardellini (Laura Barton), Executive Producer Jonathan Schwartz, Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Ty Simpkins (Harley Keener), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Michael Douglas (Hank Pym), Executive Producer Stephen Broussard, Director Ryan Coogler, Michelle Pfeiffer (Janet van Dyne), Executive Producer Jeremy Latcham, Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Pom Klementieff (Mantis).

"Pilipinas Got Talent" Scores 43.3% Nationwide, Hits New All-Time High TV Rating


ABS-CBN’s world-class talent search “Pilipinas Got Talent” opened the love month with overflowing love from viewers as it hit a new all-time high national TV rating of 43.3% last Sunday (February 4), compared to the 15.3% of its rival, according to Kantar Media.

In this episode of the weekend top-rater that showcases the best Filipino talents from different parts of the country, another deserving group got the coveted Golden Buzzer, which brings a contestant straight to the semifinals.

This lucky group is the Nocturnal Dance Company from Quezon City, whose modern and tribal Filipino dance fusion blew the judges away especially judge Robin Padilla, who used his Golden Buzzer on them.

I have seen many dance performances and I admit I get bored watching them because its too familiar and they are doing the same things. You, however, gave a new flavor into it and thank you because introduced and showcased the Filipino culture to our younger audiences,” Angel commented.

It’s appealing to the eyes. Your moves were synchronized. The performance proves that you don’t need to do death-defying stunts to entertain us,” Vice voiced.  

Robin, on the other hand, thought that the act was an answered prayer for him.

This is the first time I saw Filipinos love and embrace their own culture. And with that…” Robin said before pressing the buzzer. 

 


There are two more Golden Buzzers left this season - one from Vice and one from hosts Billy Crawford and Toni Gonzaga.

Which act will advance to the semi-finals next?

Don’t miss the talked about sixth season of “Pilipinas Got Talent,” Saturdays, 7 PM and Sundays, 7:30 PM on ABS-CBN. For updates, follow @abscbnpgt on Instagram and Twitter or like www.facebook.com/pilipinasgottalent.PGT on Facebook.

Best Actress Nominee Sally Hawkins in a Love Affair Beyond Words in "The Shape of Water"


Acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro, known for his hit feature films “Hellboy” and “Pacific Rim” brings a new world far beyond one’s imagination in “The Shape of Water”, composed of a stellar cast that includes Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones and Michael Stuhlbarg.

“The Shape of Water” is a fairy tale set in the Cold War era that sees the journey of Elisa (Hawkins), a mute janitress in a highly-secured government facility who connected and fell in love with a marine creature (Jones).  From Elisa’s loneliness and powerlessness, she soon becomes a heroine who takes huge risks, made all the more extraordinary because the role is almost without words.  Rendered mute by a childhood trauma, Elisa communicates in American Sign Language (ASL), but she is able to express herself effusively when she encounters the strange aquatic creature being warehoused in the government lab where she works as a cleaning lady.  Elisa sees none of the creature’s oddities when she sets eyes on the iridescent beauty in chains – to her, he is sheer loneliness and that makes him instantly worthy of her attention.  

Elisa’s rich and brave interior world comes to life via a luminous performance from Academy Award® nominee Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky, Blue Jasmine) that propels the story forward at every turn.  Hawkins knew instantly there has never been and will never be a role quite like Elisa.  “It’s so rare that you get a role that asks you to put it all out there.  Where it’s about unadulterated expression and words are not needed, and you have the freedom to express so much through your eyes, breath and body. That is Elisa.

Hawkins was Del Toro’s muse as he was writing. “Elisa is not someone who had a horrible existence until the creature showed up.  She was not leading a glamorous existence by any means but she was content.  I needed someone who evokes that kind of happiness, whose face is able to express every hue without a word. Sally has that kind of unique energy, so that is why I wrote it for her.  Sally is the most genuine, unaffected person and I don’t think she is capable of doing anything that isn’t emotionally real.”

The first read of the script beckoned to Hawkins so powerfully it sparked a few anxieties.  “It was so moving.  It was interestingly familiar to me, yet it was like nothing I’ve encountered.  I felt like Elisa was a deep part of me, or like I knew her in another life.  I also felt it was the ultimate romantic fairy tale.  At first I was convinced that Guillermo had the wrong person for the role,” she confesses.  “It’s the kind of romantic lead I really didn’t ever think I would play, so it’s been a dream gift to me.”

For Hawkins there was no other means to doing so except to dive in to the deep end with full abandon, navigating Elisa’s blooming courage as well as a florid fantasy life that becomes unexpectedly real – with the most unexpected of partners.  Working with Del Toro helped her to let go completely and submerge herself.  “Being Elisa was an incredibly internal kind of journey, but Guillermo is so inclusive and so values your creativity as well, and that he really helped,” Hawkins explains.  “He has such a powerful vision that whatever your fears are, he just takes them away and says ‘let me worry about that.’”  

Hawkins had a steep learning curve to begin with.  She began taking ASL classes and dance lessons well before rehearsals began.  She also began feeling out the way Elisa moves, her lightness on the earth.  “To me, it seemed she is always floating, always in a kind of dance, so I wanted to get at that sort of otherworldly feeling in her physical being,” she describes.
 
“The Shape of Water” opens in cinemas nationwide on February 21 from 20th Century Fox.

Anne Curtis and Lovi Poe Tied at No. 1 in Metro Most Sytlish 2018 List


From 50 driven and fashion forward ladies, ever-alluring Anne Curtis and captivating Lovi Poe both reign at number 1 in Metro magazine and lifestyle website Metro.Style’s Metro Most Stylish 2018 list.

Metro magazine honor both Anne and Lovi on their February issue covers as they undeniably have captured the whole country’s attention with their charming personalities, elegant gowns at events, and trendy but polished streetwear.

Countlessly, Anne amazed in girly ensembles, Korean-inspired outfits, or up-and-coming foreign designers’ looks in her daily hosting gigs on “It's Showtime. She also wowed everyone through her two iconic bridal designers at her wedding: Vera Wang for the welcome dinner, and Monique Lhuillier for the big day.

Lovi especially caught the public’s attention during the Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho wedding in Paris, mesmerizing everyone in her black, backless Mark Bumgarner gown. As seen in her curated Instagram feed, her daring and elegant outfits during her Europe trip also deserved applause.

The magazine also features 48 other striking women of impeccable style and substance, which includes news and current affairs personalities such as “Rated K” host Korina Sanchez-Roxas, “Bandila” news anchor Karen Davila, and entertainment journalist Marie Lozano.

 







Big names such as ABS-CBN’s chief content officer Charo Santos-Concio, actresses Kris Aquino and Heart Evangelista, and 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach also make the list.

Young actress Julia Barretto and mompreneur Isabelle Daza are also categorized as multi-hyphenate women with year-round modish looks, while other notable names of reputable sense and style are Tootsy Angara, Jess Wilson, Martine Cajucom, KC del Rosario, Maxene Magalona, and Kim Cam Jones.

Check out the full list of #MetroMostStylish2018 on metrostyle.abs-cbn.com.

Fall In Love with "My Fairy Tail Love Story, "Amnesia Love" and Other Local Films this February at SM Cinema


Love is in the air this February and if you’re celebrating the love month with an SO (significant other) or flying solo, SM Cinema has got you covered as it presents local films with this amazing movie line-up for the month.

Meet Me in St. Gallen
 

Strangers Celeste (Bella Padilla) and Jesse (Carlo Aquino) meet in a coffee shop and have a dreamlike night together, never to see each other again - until they do, years later in the same coffee shop. Best seen with a date, or alone if your heart can take it, discover love and friendship with Jesse and Celeste in St. Gallen starting February 7th.

My Fairy Tail Love Story

Can true love’s kiss really fix everything or is it not enough? Watch Chantel (Janella Salvador), a girl who has everything, get cursed and turned into a compulsive singing mermaid and find out that love isn’t as simple as fairy tales make it out to be. Swim your way into the movie house with the family, friends or your would-be SO to this funny and kilig-worthy musical on February 14 th , Valentine’s Day!

Amnesia Love
 


Award-winning actor, Paolo Ballesteros graces the big screen once more in this romantic comedy. Ballesteros plays an overworked, grouchy gay guy but things get a little more interesting when he accidentally falls off a cliff and forgets everything - including his gender! Will Macky forget who he truly is or does the heart persist even when the person forgets? Laugh and fall in love this February 21 st with

SM Cinema will also screen other local films such as Joel Lamangan’s The Significant Other, an intriguing story that will show you the beauty in knowing what’s right, fixing what’s wrong and learning how to let go, starring Erich Garcia, Lovie Poe and Tom Rodriguez on February 21; and My Perfect You with Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach and Gerald Anderson on February 28.

SM Cinema amps up you’re the month of love with stellar local films that will make you fall in love,
laugh, and cry to your heart’s desires.

Book your tickets now through the website, www.smcinema.com or get the app and skip the line.
Download the SM Cinema app now through the App Store and Google Play. Stay tuned to SM Cinema on facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for more details.

"Black Panther" Holds Advanced Screenings on February 13, 7pm Onwards


The King arrives earlier than you think!

Due to popular demand, Marvel Studios' Black Panther will have advanced screenings on Tuesday, February 13 starting at 7:00PM onwards in cinemas nationwide – one day before its grand opening February 14.

Fans are advised to check with their favorite cinemas for exact screening hours. Tickets will be at regular admission prices.

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king - and Black Panther - is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

The film stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.

Marvel Studio's Black Panther is distributed in the Philippines by The Walt Disney Company. 

Follow Marvel on Twitter: ‪https://twitter.com/marvel. Like Marvel on FaceBook: ‪https://www.facebook.com/Marvel

Rockwell Gets a Boost from One SKY Fiber-Powered Broadband


Rockwell Center residents have benefitted from the services of SKY for years and now they, along with residents of The Grove by Rockwell in Pasig, will get a boost to their video streaming experiences via One SKY’s fiber-powered broadband plans, like Plan 100Mbps, with speeds up to 100Mbps.

This plan also comes with video-on-demand services like SKY on Demand, iWantTV, Netflix, and HBO GO, which is exclusive to SKY.

It is a fiber-powered plan postpaid internet connection service that offers internet speeds that can go up to 100Mbps. Access to ABS-CBN TV shows through iWantTV and cable channels on SKY on Demand are free.

As the cable and broadband unit of ABS-CBN, SKY Cable’s latest service adds to the list of digital initiatives of the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment organization that is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company with a growing list of digital properties.

This plan is available to all residential subscribers in these Rockwell developments. This is  partof the partnership of SKYBIZ with these multiple-dwelling unit properties.

The One SKY fiber-powered broadband plan is available for P3,899/month with unlimited data.

To find out more about this plan, and others, visit www.mysky.com.ph

One SKY subscribers who are also subscribed to SKYcable plans that include HBO have the option to subscribe to HBO GO  for only P150/month.

Meanwhile, subscribers also have the option to subscribe to Netflix for as low as P370/month that will be charged via their SKY bill.

For more details on these plans, call your local SKY office or visit mysky.com.ph. Interested SKYBIZ subscribers can call 449-9336 or visitwww.skybiz.com.ph for more information.

Five Gifts “Kapamilya Thank You” Members Can Receive from ABS-CBN this Valentine’s Day


As the season of love rolls in, you’re probably in the mood for some gift-giving.  The good news is, it doesn’t cost much to let the good vibes in, what with special gifts that you and the whole family can receive from ABS-CBN once you become a member of the Kapamilya network’s customer loyalty program, “Kapamilya Thank You.”

We rounded up the presents you could possibly receive this love month:

FREE KBO VIA ABS-CBN TVplus


 
ABS-CBN TVplus is really the gift that keeps on giving. With your Thank You points, you can have a movie marathon weekend via the Kapamilya Box Office (KBO) with your family and friends so you can enjoy local movies, as well as newly released blockbusters from Star Cinema that are bundled with calls, texts, and mobile data services from ABS-CBNmobile. Redeem a weekend KBO for only 30 Thank you Points.

FREE iWant TV Premium Access

You can catch your favorite Kapamilya shows anytime, anywhere for free –whether you’re stuck in traffic or on vacation via the iWant TV premium access gift. With 99 Thank You points, you can binge-watch your favorite local series, movies, and iWant TV originals like the “La Luna Sangre” spinoff “Youtopia” and the country’s first animated horror series “Umbra” for 30 days.  There is also a 7-day iWant TV premium access pins for a happy binge-viewing that members can redeem using only 40 Thank You points.

Bill rebates for SKY and ABS-CBNmobile Postpaid


“Kapamilya Thank You” members with SKY accounts may use their points as P50 or 100 bill rebate. Even ABS-CBNmobile postpaid users will no longer have to worry about the amount they have to shell out on their next bill because they can enjoy rebates for as high as P500.

TICKETS TO “IT’S SHOWTIME,” “ASAP”


If watching a star-studded Kapamilya show is on your bucket list, “Kapamilya Thank You” has got you covered. You can witness grand song and dance numbers from the brightest and hottest Kapamilya stars on “It’s Showtime” and “ASAP” using your Thank You points. To redeem an “It’s Showtime” ticket, members need 100 Thank You points, while 150 Thank You points is required to redeem an “ASAP” ticket.

DONATION TO ABS-CBN LINGKOD KAPAMILYA


“Kapamilya, Thank You” is not just about gift giving, it’s also about sharing the love. Members can choose to donate their Thank You Points to ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya so that they can help out in their own little way. Donation can go for as low as 5 Thank You Points.

To become a member of “Kapamilya Thank You,” interested Kapamilyas can register for free via thankyou.abs-cbn.com and enroll the ABS-CBN and other products and services they are currently subscribed to such as SKY, ABS-CBNmobile, and ABS-CBN TVplus. SMS registration is also available for free by texting REG First Name/Last Name to 23663.

After registration, Kapamilyas can start earning Thank You points through simple activities such as watching Kapamilya shows on iWant TV; entering the hashtag of the day of “It’s Showtime,” “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” “La Luna Sangre,” “Magandang Buhay,” “The Good Son,” “ASAP,” “I Can See Your Voice,” “Banana Sundae,” and “Gandang Gabi Vice;” paying their SKY bill, registering to ABS-CBN TVplus’ KBO, and loading their ABS-CBNmobile SIM cards.

Redeem your Kapamilya gifts now at thankyou.abs-cbn.com.

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