Monday, November 19, 2018

James Cameron's Latest Masterpiece “Alita: Battle Angel” Unveils its Battle Ready Trailer


The cinemas are set for the latest powerful collaboration of highly-respected filmmakers James Cameron, Jon Landau and Robert Rodriguez in another yet unparalleled cinematic experience in “Alita: Battle Angel” in 2019.

20th Century Fox has just released its Battle Ready Trailer (20th Century Fox PH Facebook page and 20thcenturyfoxph YouTube channel).



Opening soon in 2019 in PH cinemas, based on Yukito Kishiro’s classic Manga series, “Alita: Battle Angel” is set in the 26th century, 300 years after the Great Wars when all but one of the great Sky Cities fell and technology was set back centuries. It’s a story about a cyborg girl named Alita (Rosa Salazar) whose cyber core, having been discarded from the Sky City above, is rescued from a Scrapyard by a grieving father, Ido (Christoph Waltz). She is repaired with a new doll-­like cyber-­body that Ido built long ago for his paraplegic daughter. Tragically, the daughter died before Ido finished making the body. Alita, in many ways, represents a second chance at fatherhood for Ido.

3 Ways to Explore Kidzania Manila this National Children's Month


It’s that time of the year again to celebrate the National Children’s Month and KidZania Manila underscores the kids’ rights with extra special activities for them all throughout the month of November.

Here are exciting experiences the little ones must try inside BGC’s indoor play city:



 
1. Discover the pleasure of reading, art, and crafts.

Let the kids maximize their right to create by joining National Book Store’s activities for them, such as storybook cover art making at the Art & Design Academy, and creative storytelling and book writing at the bookstore. Cool authors also come in during weekends to hold live storytelling sessions and make reading even more entertaining for children.



 

2. Play and learn other people’s culture.
Visitors get to discover another country’s culture through exciting games, exhibits and performances and enjoy their right to know courtesy of the Embassy of Mexico. They get to experience the Lotteria Activity at the Main Square, join the Mexican Dance Performance, and see the Mexican Toys Exhibit at the Tattoo Shop from November 13 to Nov 20. It’s Feliz Dia Del Nino (Happy Children’s Day) at KidZania on November 20.



 
3. Take the ultimate role-play challenge.

Allow the children to experience their right to play by letting them explore life’s possibilities with an adventure in Nido 3+/5+ City Challenge. Participants ages four to six years old can develop their agility, smarts, and resourcefulness together with their parents as they complete the Play, Learn, and Let go challenges in featured Nido establishments: National Book Store, Window Washing, Acting Academy, Police Station, and the Farm House.

Aside from these fun themed activities to celebrate children’s month, KidZania Manila offers over a hundred role-play opportunities for young visitors to explore and discover the grown-ups world in a safe, learning environment.

The play city offers 20% off for Healthy Options, O Shopping, and NBS cardholders all weekends of November so better take advantage of this exclusive offer.

Celebrate the National Children’s Month at KidZania Manila this month. 

For more details, visit manila.kidzania.com or follow the play city’s social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) @kidzaniamanila.

Celebrities Grace the Special Advance Screening for "Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2" at SM Aura


Nostalgia and excitement filled the air as fans, including celebrities, social media personalities, and members of the press, watched  Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 at the special advance screening for the much-awaited sequel November 12 at SM Aura Cinemas.

During the screening, held one week before the film opens in cinemas, fans laughed, cried, and oohed and aahed over the filmmakers' visualization of the world wide web. Jokes poking fun at the internet and cameos from some beloved characters from the world of Disney elicited the strongest reactions. Appearances by characters from the original Wreck-It Ralph, such as Felix Jr. and Calhoun, drew loud applause, and from the sequel's new characters, KnowsMore, voiced by Alan Tudyk (King Candy in the original) quickly became a favorite.

Check out the fun event's red carpet photos below.



Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 opens in Philippine cinemas November 21.

Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #RalphBreaksTheInternet

"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" Generates Box-Office Magin in PH with P109.53-M Opening Gross


Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald cast a spell at the box office in the Philippines, opening with an impressive P109.53-M in its opening weekend, this was announced today by Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warnrt Bros. Philippines.

The second of five all new adventures in the Wizarding World™ created by J.K. Rowling, the film opened on November 15, with sold-out shows and fans lining up to be among the first to see the film.  The opening weekend marked the year’s second-biggest debut for a Warner Bros. title, bested only by The Nun (P129-M). 

Soliven stated, “We are so excited that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has connected so strongly with fans, who have been eagerly anticipating a return to the Wizarding World.  We expect word of mouth and repeat attendance to carry the film well into the holiday season and congratulate the dedicated filmmakers and the talented ensemble cast, who have created a moviegoing experience that delivers for a broad audience.”

At the end of the first Fantastic Beasts film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).  But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.  In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead.  Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world. 

 


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald features an ensemble cast led by Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Poppy Corby-Tuech, and Brontis Jodorowsky, with Jude Law and Johnny Depp. 

David Yates directed the film from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling.  David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram produced, with Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen serving as executive producers.

The film reunited the behind-the-scenes creative team from the first Fantastic Beasts film, including director of photography Philippe Rousselot, production designer Stuart Craig, costume designer Colleen Atwood, and editor Mark Day.  The music is by composer James Newton Howard.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films Production, a David Yates film, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, being distributed worldwide in 2D, 3D, 4D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures.

#FamilyIsLove Shirts Now Available in ABS-CBN Store

 
There is no better way to celebrate Christmas than by spending it with loved ones - our family. Join the Kapamilya network in celebrating love with Filipino families this season using the “Family Is Love” shirts from the ABS-CBN Store.

Here are four things you can do with this exclusive offering:

1.    Make a family statement.

Despite the hard times with our loved ones, Christmas paves the way to unite everyone and make them appreciate the good things. Together as families, make the statement and highlight that love still prevails amidst adversities we encounter.

2.    Add color to your Christmas celebrations.

Available in seven exciting shades - red, green, blue, white, black, turquoise, and navy blue—the shirts will surely add color and fun to your numerous celebrations—Christmas parties, annual get-togethers, and family reunions. Tip: Color-code shirts to facilitate cool groupings and easy identification.

3.    Pick them as gifts to relatives and friends. 

Send the important message of love not just to immediate family members but also to relatives, friends, and coworkers using the #FamilyIsLove shirts as gifts and help deliver the season’s good news to more people this year. These shirts are perfect as gift of gratitude for their never-ending affection and support.

4.    Be one with the Kapamilya stars.

Join our favorite ABS-CBN artists in promoting love for the family to Filipinos here and abroad and encourage every Kapamilya to face challenges together as one family.

 
 
Avail the #FamilyIsLove shirts only at official retail channels: The ABS-CBN Store at the Ground Floor ELJ Building, The ABS-CBN Store pop-up kiosks at the ground floor of Glorietta 2 and at the 2nd Level of TriNoma, ABS-CBN Studio Experience at the 4th Level of TriNoma, CLiQQ Shop at 7 Eleven branches nationwide, and The SM Store branches nationwide.

You may also grab these online via www.abs-cbnstore.com, The ABS-CBN Store on O Shopping, The ABS-CBN Store on Lazada, and The ABS-CBN Store on Shopee. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

(Video) Regine Velasquez Back-to-Back-to-Back Biritan with ASAP Singing Champions


One of the most anticipated performances in the all new ""ASAP Natin 'To" last Sunday is Regine Velasquez' back-to-back-to-back performances with this country's singing champions Jed Madela, Marcelito Pomoy, Jason Dy, Mitoy Yonting, Noven Belleza and Erik Santos who belt out "Narito Ako" and Angeline Quinto, KZ Tandingan, Jona, Frenchie Dy, Elha Nympha and Janine Berdin who sang "You'll Never Walk Alone".

Watch below:


(Video) ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID 2018 Family is Love


ABS-CBN has released its highly anticipated Christmas station ID, themed this year as “Family is Love,” featuring stories from different walks of life that show family is not only based on blood, but can also be the bond one shares with friends or a community.

The 2018 Christmas station ID, which first aired on the newly reformatted "ASAP," marked the rare gathering of some 400 Kapamilya celebrities, from newcomers to screen veterans, and singers to news anchors.

“Family is Love” included the stories of the Garcia brothers, three soldiers who fought in Marawi; Lorlie Noblezada, a mother of eight who took on a dozen jobs and graduated on scholarship; and Dr. Viktorija Cirvinskaite, a missionary doctor who found a new home in Talim Island.

It also featured survivors of the Ompong landslide in Benguet, as well as Margielyn Didal, the professional street skateboarder who earned the Philippines a gold medal in this year’s Asian Games.

(Video) GMA Christmas Station ID 2018 Ipadama ang Puso ng Pasko


GMA Network ushers in the holiday season with a powerful message of love in its 2018 Christmas Station ID dubbed, “Ipadama ang Puso ng Pasko”.

This year, the Kapuso Network, together with communities here and abroad, come together to give us the holiday feels as they celebrate the heart of Christmas.

The Christmas campaign puts the spotlight on the Network's recognized heart for genuine public service and how its talents and personalities also reach out to help communities in their own ways.

Symbolizing the essence of being a Kapuso, some of the scenes featured were the bayanihan preparation of Give-A-Gift: Alay Sa Batang Pinoy Noche Buena packs at the GMA Kapuso Foundation (GMAKF) Operations Center led by its founder and ambassador Mel Tiangco; various personalities participating in different outreach activities that spread love and bring cheer to communities; and the inspiring story of how GMA's four-decade long medical-social service TV program Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko continues to touch lives.

More importantly, the heartwarming vignettes affirm that Christmas is very much alive in the hearts of Filipinos.

The theme song entitled “Puso ng Pasko” was performed by various Kapuso personalities headlined by Michael V, Alden Richards, Jennylyn Mercado, Tom Rodriguez, Lovi Poe, Christian Bautista, Aicelle Santos, The Clash Grand Champion Golden Cañedo, and Julie Ann San Jose, with lyrics by Rexy Jolly Conopio and BJ Camaya while music was composed and arranged by Ann Figueroa.



TFC’s Digital Series “Lines and Letters” Nominated at the 23rd Asian Television Awards


The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) digital series Lines and Letters is nominated at the 23rd Asian Television Awards under the Best Digital Non-Fiction Programme Series category.

Asian Television Awards Asian Television Awards is an award-giving body in Asia which recognizes excellence in programming, production and performance. For over a decade now, ATA has showcased and gave recognition to quality television productions within Asia.

Other nominees under the Best Digital Non-Fiction Programme Series category are “The Remix-India S07” by Amazon Prime Video from India; “After School Club #310” by Arirang /Arirang Kpop / After School Club from Korea; and “Wrong Say Do Season 1” by Mello Original from Thailand.

Lines and Letters is a digital series evoking inspiring real-life stories of overseas Filipinos. The stories featured in the series are narrated through spoken poetry and visually translated through different hand-art mediums.

Also nominated at the 23rd Asian Television Awards are Boy Abunda under the Best Current Affairs Presenter for his program “The Bottomline” which is also nominated under the Best Talk Show category; and Maja Salvador who is nominated under the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the series “Wildflower”.

The 23rd Asian Television Awards ceremony will be held on January 11, 2019 in Malaysia.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

PROMATE Holiday Promo Offers Big Discounts on Electronic Accessories to Complete Your Christmas Gift Shopping List

 

Technology is an important part of everyone's life. The first thing we do when we wake up is reach for our phone and check Facebook, Twitter or InstagramWe also need to charge our gadgets regularly and protect them from drops and bumps. Gadgets and accessories are also perfect when we travel or are on the go.

Tech-related gadgets and accessories are always welcome gifts for the holidays.

Promate, the global leader in consumer electronic accessories for mobile, tablet and computers, recently launched its Special Festive Offers for the holidays at selected retail outlets with exciting and substantial discounts on selected products.

If you're looking for gifts for techie friends who are always on the go, you can't go wrong with Promate

For audiophiles

The TuneBuds-1 In-Ear Stereo Earphones with Mic (discounted from Php780 to Php480)

 

These earphones have an optimally tuned acoustic design that promises a superior listening experience, whether you are on Spotify or watching movies and TV shows on Netflix. They're light and perfect for the on-the-go lifestyle.

Symphony Wireless HD Stereo Headset (discounted from Php2495 to Php1295)

 

Symphony has passive noise cancellation technology along with advanced protein leather ear cushion to provide optimum comfort fit. Its classic, simple metal and leather design will never fail to make a style statement wherever you go. With music playtime of up to 5 hours, it is the perfect companion for trips. Symphony also supports in-line music function and built-in mic function, which means you can pick up calls while listening to music.

For busy techies

Force-10 10000mah Ultra-Fast Power Bank (discounted from Php1995 to Php995



The Force-10 is powerful 10000mAh li-polymer backup battery that is incredibly sleek and lightweight.

For the modern traveler

Travelpack-S Essential Mini Organizer Pouch (discounted from Php895 to Php380) and
Travelpack-L Complete Travel Organizer Pouch (discounted from Php995 to Php480)

 

These versatile electronics organizers will keep your travel tech under control in the most stylish and durable way possible. These nylon travel bags come with plenty of room to hold various items like cables, headphones, memory cards, hard drives, adapters, pens and even small electronic devices

Promate Special Festive Offers is available at the following Promate stores:
4/F SM North Edsa Annex
Ayala Cebu
SM Clark
4/F Robinsons Ermita: and retail partners: Abacus, AbensonAllworld Computer, BCG, Concept Computer, Denvers Computershoppe, Digital Interface, ComplinkElectroworld, Jargons, PCINet, Perfect Shot, Silicon Valley, Storm, TCA, Urban Gadgets and Wilcon

Promo runs from November 15, 2018 – January 15, 2019.

All Promate products come with a warranty of 24 months.

For more information on other exciting deals and products, visit www.promate.ph and follow them on Facebook and Instagram @promatephil.

The New iWant Now Streaming Online


ABS-CBN, the leading entertainment and media network in the Philippines, will launch new streaming service iWant today with a slew of original shows and movies that will want to make users stay glued to their mobile devices and binge-watch for hours.

iWant, which will be available to users in the Philippines on iOS, Android, and through the web, has lined up a diverse mix of compelling titles that will appeal to every user – all for free.

Viewers who are anticipating the much-hyped film "Glorious," whose trailer has earned more than 14 million views in less than a week, will finally get to see the sensual scenes and romantic May-December love affair of Glory (Angel Aquino) and Niko (Tony Labrusca). While physical attraction will initially draw them together, they will try to overcome the challenges in their relationship, including their opposing perspectives, age gap, and disapproval and judgment from their loved ones and community.

Tony Labrusca and Angel Aquino Find Their Freedom to Love in “Glorious”

Angel Aquino and Tony Labrusca take on the most daring roles in their careers as they play lovers in a May-December love affair in "Glorious", an original movie produced by Dreamscape Digital for streaming exclusively inside the Philippines via iWant, ABS-CBN's new content-on-demand digital app, and in most countries outside the Philippines via TFC Online (www.TFC.tv).

 

The movie, which will be available starting November 17, has caught the imagination and piqued the interest of millions of netizens. Memes abound on social media, as its full trailer has earned more than 16.9 million views.

More than the viral trailer's steamy scenes that enticed and thrilled netizens, it has also spurred conversations online about age gap in relationships and the stigma attached to them.

 

Written and directed by Concepcion Macatuno, "Glorious" tells the story of Glory(Aquino), a 52-year-old brain tumor survivor who falls in love with Niko (Labrusca), a guy 30 years her junior. 

 

Faced with different challenges in life, Glorymeets the enthusiastic and adventurous 22-year-old Niko, and the two have an instant connection.

While physical attraction will initially draw them together, it will turn into a kind of love that will help them overcome the encompassing challenges in their relationship, including their opposing perspectives, age gap, and disapproval and judgment from their loved ones and community.

Will Glory and Niko be courageous enough to fight for their relationship? How will Glorylearn to stand by her convictions and pursue her own happiness?

 

More than the intriguing daring scenes seen in the trailer, Aquino and Labrusca both agree that their film speaks about everyone's freedom to love whoever they choose to love.

 

"Sana palayain natin 'yong mga sarili natin na, 'I am in love with this person, I love him very much' and if he genuinely loves you, he will not feel ashamed holding your hand in public, kissing you every now and then in public kasi pagmamahal naman talaga ang mahalaga (Let us give ourselves the freedom to love whoever we want to love, and if he genuinely loves you, he will not feel ashamed holding your hand in public, kissing you every now and then in public because what is important here is love)," explained Aquino.

 

On the other hand, Labrusca commented: "I guess some people would say it is about breaking boundaries, but I think it is so much more about age. It is to show people that you can fall in love with whoever you want to fall in love with. Everybody deserves love, and anybody can find love at whatever age."

Meantime, the film's subject has triggered netizens to share their thoughts on social media, and even Broadway Diva Lea Salonga said that she hopes the movie becomes successful not just for its love scenes, but also its potential to "begin a conversation about seeing older women and younger men on screen."

"Given how utterly beautiful both Angel Aquino and Tony Labrusca are, I am all for it, and wish for their movie Glorious to be a massive hit," she added.

Volleyball star and TV host Gretchen Ho also praised the film, tweeting, "Great move by #IWant and #DreamscapeDigital for making #Glorious their first exclusive film! Digital doesn't have boundaries the way TV has."

"Glorious" is Dreamscape Digital's first offering, made exclusively for the new iWant, which can be accessed via iOS or Android app inside the Philippines starting November 17. It can also be seen in most countries outside the Philippines via TFC Online (www.TFC.tvstarting November 17 at 4:00 p.m. (Manila time), free for TFC Online Premium subscribers in most countries worldwide.

 

For updates about TFC shows, visit TFC's Facebook page applicable for your area and facebook.com/iWant. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @iwant on Twitter, and @iwantofficial and @dreamscapedigital on Instagram, and @KapamilyaTFC and KapamilyaGlobalPR on Twitter and Instagram.

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Story Head for “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” Shares Her Experiences with Fellow Filipino Animators

Walt Disney Animation Studios' Josie Trinidad recently visited the Philippines to talk to fellow Filipino animators at the 2018 Animahenasyon, Philippine Animation Festival. Trinidad is the head of story for Disney's upcoming Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, the much-awaited sequel to 2012's Wreck-It Ralph

 

"I can't tell you what a dream come true everything on this film has been for the animators," Trinidad told the aspiring and professional animators at the festival about her experience working on Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2.

 

The proudly Filipino animator, who oversaw the film's story team (the group responsible for translating the script to its first visual form), shared the animation process at Walt Disney Animation Studios. She also showed behind-the-scenes videos and several clips from Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

 

Hometown Hero 

"My journey started here in the Philippines," said Trinidad, whose parents are both Filipinos who migrated to the United States. "I feel very connected to the Philippines, despite being miles away." 

 

In 2004, Trinidad joined the Disney team as a story apprentice, and once she completed training, she was hired as a story artist. Her Disney credits include The Princess and the Frog (2009), Tangled (2010), Wreck-It Ralph (2012), and the Academy Award-winning Zootopia (2016), for which she was co-head of story.  She is joined by other Filipino talents in the studio such as Ronnie Del Carmen, Gini Cruz, Paul Abadilla, Nelson Bohol, and Bobby Rubio. "The diversity is by design," said Trinidad, "because Disney's stories go global." 

 

Research, Research, Research 

According to Trinidad, once the directors give their idea for a film, the team goes on full-on research mode. "We start every film we do with research," she said. "We're passionate about research because we care for the believability of our stories." Plus, research can be so much fun! For example, for Moana the animation team went on a research trip to the beautiful islands of Polynesia. 

 

For Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, after directors Rich Moore and Phil Johnston had  given their vision for the film, the team asked themselves: Where do we go for research? 

 

The answer: One Wilshire Boulevard, a data center in Los Angeles, California, which houses all internet communication for the U.S. It wasn't quite like visiting the exotic islands of Polynesia, but what they saw awed and inspired the team to create a visual for the world wide web that would be relatable to audiences in the much same way that the power strip a.k.a. Game Central Station did in the first film. "We started to envision that the internet was like a major city, like Manhattan and Manila," said Trinidad. 

 

Never Give Up

Just like the stories she helps create for Disney, Trinidad's real-life success as one of the Filipino animators at Disney is an inspiration for Filipino animators. 

 

"I am the poster child for someone who failed but still made it to where I am today," said Trinidad, who earlier shared that she realized while in animation school that she wasn't as good as her peers at drawing, and that she couldn't find a job after graduating. "Just be true to yourself and work extremely hard. I got to where I am because I'm Filipino and my parents instilled in me an incredible work ethic. Keep at it, and never give up." 

 

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 opens in Philippine cinemas November 21.

Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #RalphBreaksTheInternet

Calbee and Yassi Pressman Surprise Theater Club Members with #TheNAKSLevel Acting Workshop

 
Following its exciting grocery sampling treat, Calbee rolled out another NAKS Level stunt to continue to delight its snack-loving fans. This time, the potato chips brand visited members of a university theater club, and put their acting skills to the test with a special drama class activity.

Calbee teamed up with Far Eastern University's (FEU) theater organization, FEU Artist Connection Theater Guild, to hold an acting activity with its members. Unaware of the surprise that was to unravel, participants were asked to perform a dialogue with a standee of Calbee celebrity endorser, Yassi Pressman.

As the young actors and actresses were passionately delivering dramatic pieces about heartbreak or jealousy, the real Yassi suddenly appeared from behind the scenes and continued the script.

While some students were able to keep their composure and finish their lines to the NAKS Level, some couldn't help but to jump in excitement after they recognized the young celebrity. One student shared how he felt about the surprise, "Hindi ko in-expect na lalabas si Yassi. Nagulat ako but as a performer and as an actor, you have to continue performing. It was a really good experience to deliver a line with Yassi." 

Following the drama stunt, Calbee held an acting workshop where the TV and movie actress Yassi shared helpful tips on how the club members can enhance their skills as performers and actors. The students also enjoyed their favorite Calbee Honey Butter and Wasabi Potato Chips during the session. 

"In line with our NAKS level campaign, we took this chance to challenge the students of FEU to take their acting skills to the next level. We wanted them to share and enjoy an extraordinary experience with Calbee," shared Kate Barrios, Calbee-Universal Robina Corporation assistant brand manager. 

Check out how the FEU students performed with Yassi at (https://www.facebook.com/JacknJillCalbee.PH/videos/1950306418395342/). The fun and excitement will not stop as Calbee brings you to the NAKS Level with its best-tasting potato chip snacks and one-of-a-kind activities. Stay tuned for more surprises by following Calbee's Facebook (@JacknJillCalbee.PH) and Instagram (@CalbeePH) accounts, and Universal Robina Corporation's website (www2.urc.com.ph).

Win a Free Tour to Barcelona, Spain via SKYcable’s SKYLife Wanderlust: Tour de España”


Barcelona, Spain has so much to offer, it's hard to resist any chance to visit. Aside from having a bustling cultural and art scene, the Mediterranean country's cosmopolitan capital, Barcelona, offers destinations that get a spot in bucket lists. 

Good thing SKYcable's SKY Life is giving One SKY Fiber and SKY Cable subscribers nationwide a chance to win a tour. The lucky winner gets the chance to get more out of life as he gets to check out one of Europe's most breathtaking cities, including these places no first time visitor should miss. 




They can even earn more raffle entries if they upgrade to SKYcable's new Sky On Demand Box.  

 1.      The El Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia or Sagrada Familia
Get more out of Barcelona culture by basking in the majesty of its awe-inspiring structures? Visit the El Templo Expiatorio de la Sagrada Familia or Sagrada Familia, the large and iconic and still under construction Roman Catholic church in Barcelona designed by Spanish architect Antonio Gaudí. It is known for its avant-garde architecture and was intended to become a universal masterpiece combining all symbols of Christianity. It is expected to be finished by 2026, the centennial of Gaudí's death.


2.   The Park Guell  
One example is the world famous Park Güell, a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona, Spain also by Antoni Gaudí. Marvel at the ceramic work while taking in a fabulous forest built within the park.


3.   The Montserrat Tourat 
Almost every nook and cranny in Barcelona screams so much history. The Montserrat Tourat, is a tour that cannot be missed by any first time wanderer because it is one of the most popular and unique treasures of the country. Montserrat holds a religious and historical significance because it is one of the oldest monasteries in the region and for the devotion to the Black Madonna with a devout following across the globe.


4.   The 1881 Per Sagardi 
Other than the architectural feats, Spanish people also know to enjoy good food with a view. Take for example the 1881 Per Sagardi. It is a restaurant located at the History Museum of Catalonia, a unique space in the city overlooking the port of Barcelona, specializing in Mediterranean cuisine.


5.   The La Roca Village 
One doesn't go on a wanderlust without getting hungry, and Barcelona, Spain is a perfect place for any foodie. From Tapas to Paella, each dish is sure to satisfy any craving. And what better way to enjoy it than at La Roca Village offering some of the finest Catalan dishes as well as a perfect spot to have a Spanish shopping spree!  


Get more out of life with this chance to enjoy Barcelona for free by joining SKYcable's SKYLife Wanderlust: Tour de España! The promo runs from November 5 to December 5, 2018. Be the lucky SKY Cable subscriber to enjoy a magnificent five-day vacation at Barcelona, Spain from February 7 to 12, 2019. More details on the promo are available on the SKY website.

The SKY On Demand box is initially available in Metro Manila for as low as P1,999.  With the new box, subscribers get more of what they want with the enhanced the viewing experience that it brings: HD cable TV and streaming from Netflix, YouTube, and its very own online streaming service for subscribers, SKY On Demand – all from the same box. More information is available on mysky.com.ph/sodbox

SKY Cable Corporation is the first to introduce cable television to Filipinos in 1990. Since then, it has been a frontrunner in technology and cable TV content by being the first to design a highly customized viewing experience among subscribers, and offering the most number of HD channels.  

For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

SKYdirect Prepaid Subscribers Get Free Blockbuster Movie Channel

 

Christmas comes early to SKYdirect prepaid subscribers nationwide as they can now enjoy some of the biggest Pinoy blockbusters for free as SKY offers a movie channel (CH. 43) for subscribers who load prepaid plans 150 and up this November.

The blockbusters being shown 24/7 will allow families to have more bonding time at home. To be featured are the Unkabogable Vice Ganda's phenomenal films namely, "Beauty and the Bestie" with Coco Martin and JaDine; Vice Ganda as the Jackstone quadruplets in "Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy;" and "The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin" directed by the late Wenn Deramas –three hilariously acclaimed movies that were loved by millions of Filipinos worldwide.

Two of Cathy Garcia Molina-directed marvels "One More Chance" and "A Second Chance" featuring the sought-after tandem of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo, will also heat up the TV screens of SKYdirect subscribers to share about the pleasure and pain of falling in love. 

To get free access to the blockbuster movie channel, SKYdirect subscribers just need to load at least P150 by visiting their dealer or texting SKY150 <BOX ID> to 23667 using Globe or TM. Also available on SKY250 and SKY450. 

SKY Cable Corporation is the first to introduce cable television to Filipinos in 1990. Since then, it has been a frontrunner in technology and cable TV content by being the first to design a highly customized viewing experience among subscribers, and offering the most number of HD channels. Aside from pay TV brand SKYdirect, SKY's other offerings include SKYcable, One SKY Fiber (unlimited internet all-in bundles), and SKY On Demand (video-on-demand). 

For more details, visit mysky.com.ph/skydirectfreemovies.

Eleven Big Stars Seal Their Loyalty with ABS-CBN

 

Eleven ace celebrities remain Kapamilyas after renewing their respective contracts with ABS-CBN recently. 

 

The line-up of Kapamilya stars was led by actress, TV host, and the Ultimate Multimedia Star Toni Gonzaga who will continue hosting the recently launched program "Pinoy Big Brother Otso." Elated that she will still be a Kapamilya for the next two years, Toni shared, "I feel so at home. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to still be working with ABS-CBN and, of course, to be with my sister, parang bonus lahat." Her sister Alex Gonzaga also renewed a two-year contract with ABS-CBN and is also hosting PBB.

 

Along with the Gonzaga sisters, Chinita Princess Kim Chiu is also hosting PBB Otso and is also looking forward for an upcoming teleserye and a movie set next year. Kim feels nothing short of ecstatic after signing her two-year contract with the Kapamilya network. "It feels really good to renew your contract and sabihan ka ng mga bago mongprojects. Nakaka-inspire magtrabaho at patuloy na magbigay saya sa mga tao."

 

Singer, dancer, songwriter, actor and TV host Billy Crawford, on the other hand, will continuously host for the Sunday noontime variety show "ASAP." Fans can also look forward to seeing him in the upcoming Kapamilya programs such as "World of Dance," "Philippine Idol," and "Pilipinas Got Talent." Billy shared that being a Kapamilya, for him, is an honor. "It's always a blessing when your family still wants you. It's an amazing feeling to be part of ABS-CBN."

 

Kapamilya actor Gerald Anderson also expressed his excitement for his new teleserye entitled "Take Life." Gerald plays the role of a soldier in the said soap opera. He also feels blessed to still be a Kapamilya after 12 years since being a PBB housemate in 2006, "I'm just very excited, blessed, and grateful na bininibigyan pa rin ako ng opportunity to stay dito sa ABS-CBN."

 

"Halik" star Sam Milby also strengthened his ties with ABS-CBN. "I'm enjoying the role of being a bad guy," Sam quipped.

 

Meanwhile, Kapamilya heartthrob Arjo Atayde is busy taping for the drama serye "The General's Daughter" top-billed by actress Angel Locsin and Diamond Star Maricel Soriano. 

 

Actress Erich Gonzales, whose teleserye "Blood Sisters" ended a few months ago, is also looking forward to the exciting projects lined up by ABS-CBN for her. 

 

Kapamilya actress Cristine Reyes, who currently stars in the serye "Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Los Bastardos," also inked her two-year contract with ABS-CBN.

 

Completing the roster of Kapamilya stars who recently signed their contracts with ABS-CBN were talent manager and Kapamilya comedian Ogie Diaz and "Banana Sundae" mainstay and comedian Jobert Austria. 

 

Present in the signing were ABS-CBN chairman Mark Lopez, ABS-CBN president and chief executive officer Carlo Katigbak, chief operating officer of broadcast Cory Vidanes, and head of finance for broadcast and news and current affairs Cat Lopez.

Friday, November 16, 2018

ABS-CBN Celebrates Kapamilya Stories Worldwide via the New “ASAP Natin ‘To!”


After 23 years of being the regular Sunday entertainment habit of every Filipino, “ASAP” opens the stage to celebrate stories of hope, love and inspiration from Kapamilyas all over the world on the new “ASAP,” now called “ASAP Natin ‘To!”  starting Sunday, November 18.

The celebration of real stories and real people starts with the inspiring story of a couple from Surigao whose dreams of getting married was put on hold because of a devastating accident. “ASAP Natin ‘To!” fulfills their wedding dream by getting them married live on air this Sunday with “ASAP Natin ‘To!” stars Gary Valenciano, Piolo Pascual, Sarah Geronimo, Daniel Padilla,  Ogie Alcasid, Moira, Luis Manzano, Ms. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, and other “ASAP Natin ‘To!” Kapamilya stars.

Meanwhile, Iñigo Pascual’s viral hit “Dahil Sa’yo,” celebrates music and life among Kapamilyas along with the Zumbalolas from Cebu, the dancing jail warden from Iwahig, Puerto Princesa, Palawan who will jam with Iñigo, Darren Espanto, Jeremy Glinoga, Kyle Echarri and Mayward’s MayMay Entrata and Edward Barbers.

Sarah Geronimo sits down with the fathers of the TNT boys, composed of Mackie Empuerto, Francis Concepcion, and Keifer Sanchez to get to know their dreams for their children. The fathers share how much they love the boys no matter what. Watch out too for the exciting singing collaboration from Sarah and the TNT Boys.

Viewers also get to meet three Kapamilyas whose lives were touched by the talent of Asia’s songbird, Ms. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid: a girl whose father idolizes Regine so much that he did the same training of partly submerging his daughter inside a drum full of water while singing to strengthen her lungs and vocal power; a promodizer who never tires of singing Regine’s songs; and a power belter from Dubai who made her dreams come true with her own renditions of Regine’s songs.

Also this Sunday, the much-awaited collaboration between Regine and the country’s singing champions Angeline Quinto, KZ Tandingan, Jona, Frenchie Dy, Elha Nympha, Janine Berdin, Jed Madela, Marcelito Pomoy, Jason Dy, Mitoy Yonting, Noven Belleza, and Erik Santos lights up the stage.

Plus, for the very first time, catch the exciting team up of Ms. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and Sarah Geronimo on the “ASAP Natin ‘To!” stage.

“ASAP” is the longest-running, multi-awarded and top-rating Sunday musical variety show on Philippine television, currently airing weekly on ABS-CBN and aired over 20 different countries and territories through The Filipino Channel (TFC).

Catch all these and more in “ASAP Natin ‘To!”  this Sunday (November  18), 12:00 PM    on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD. Watch online via iwantv.com.ph and skyondemand.com.ph. For updates on the program, follow @ASAPOfficial on Facebook and Twitter. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

“Running Man” Korean Singer Lee Chae-Yon Topbills Korean Horror “Mongdal”

"RUNNING MAN" KOREAN SINGER LEE CHAE-YON TOPBILLS KOREAN HORROR "MONGDAL"

 

Lee Chae-Yeon, from the hit Korean variety show "Running Man," stars in "Mongdal," the final offering of the first season of HBO's horror anthology, "Folklore."

 

In "Mongdal," Chae-Yeon plays Ok-Bin, a loving mother and a strict school principal to her son, Dong-Joo, who has anger management issues. Knowing her son's situation, she tries to understand his moods and gives in to his demands.

 

All is well for the two until her son falls deeply in love with the new girl in school. He is determined to get the girl - even if it is against her will. 

 

Up to what extent will Ok-Bin do in order to make her son happy? What is the significance of the bachelor ghost or popularly known as a Mongdal in the story? 

 

Lee Chae-Yeon was the episode's director Lee Sang-Woo's only choice for the leading role because he saw in her the star quality that set her apart from the other actresses in their initial choices. 

 

Episodes are helmed by different directors from various Asian countries, and are filmed in the local language of the country that the episode is based in.

 

Watch "Mongdal" on November 10, 10PM on HBO Ch. 54 SD/Ch. 168 HD (For Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Lipa-Batangas) or on Ch. 402 SD/710 HD (For Bacolod, Baguio, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo). SKYdirect subscribers can watch on Ch. 22 HD. It is also available for streaming on HBO GO which is exclusively available to SKY subscribers. To subscribe, call 418-0000 or your local SKY office or visit www.mysky.com.ph.

 

For more updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.


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