September 8, 2019

Music: Kyle Echarri and Singaporean Artist Haven Launch Collab Single “Imagine”


Multi-talented artist Kyle Echarri embarks on yet another electrifying adventure as he creates beautiful music with Singaporean singer-songwriter Haven for a new track titled "Imagine."

Kyle's team-up with his fellow 16-year-old artist breaks new ground as it is the first international collaboration between StarPOP Philippines, Academy of Rock Singapore, and Cornerstone Music.

"The song 'Imagine' talks about two total strangers who live different lives but have a certain connection. The concept actually is that Haven is from Singapore, Kyle is from the Philippines, so it's like they're from different places and haven't met each other yet but they have a message that they want to convey to each other," StarPOP head Rox Santos explained.

"I really, really liked the story that's why when I did it, I was ecstatic about it and how the finished track turned out to be," Kyle added.

The song, composed by Star Music artist Trisha Denise and StarPOP head Rox Santos, complements Kyle's pop-infused sound and Haven's distinct, dreamy style of singing.

Singaporean musician and vocalist Haven started out as a student of Academy of Rock. She joined her first singing competition when she was 13, where she finished third. This, along with the help of the Academy of Rock, propelled her to continue performing at various events like the Singapore Street Festival.

"I want to be an artist that everyone can relate to. I want everyone to be very comfortable with my music, I don't want them to feel intimidated so 'haven' means safe place," shared Haven on the meaning behind her name.

The exciting collaboration also comes after Kyle released his "Pangako" single last year and his breakthrough in acting as "Kristoff" in the top-rating Kapamilya teleserye "Kadenang Ginto."

The StarPOP artist, who joined "The Voice Kids" in 2015, is now one of the Kapamilya artists bridging the gap between the local and international music scene as ABS-CBN continues its campaign to introduce the talent of Filipinos to the world stage.

Listen to Kyle and Haven's song "Imagine" on digital streaming services and check out its music video on MYX and Star Music's YouTube channel. For more details, like StarPOP PH on, and follow it on and Instagram @starpopph.

Lifestyle: Celebrate “Chalog” Friendships with Greenwich’s #BarkadaBoxAwards

Greenwich, the number one pizza and pasta brand in the Philippines, celebrated Friendship Month with Barkada Box Awards last August.
The Barkada Box Awards is Greenwich’s pioneering and chalog (charming plus kalog) way of appreciating our friends through creatively designed limited time offer pizza boxes that is meant to be entertainingly awarded to each of our barkada.
In a recent culmination activity dubbed as “Barkada Box Awards Grand Hangout,” kabarkadas from all ages converged at the Market! Market! Activity Center to be thankful for new and old friendships by way of entertaining photo booths, free-flowing pizza slices and a chance to bond with Greenwich kabarkadas Enrique Gil and Yassi Pressman.
Greenwich came up with four witty personalities that became the inspiration of the Barkada Box Awards. Which award would you give to your barkada?
Beshie ng Bayan Award
Para sa barkadang friend ng bayan, ang galing mag-small talk kahit saan…
Hi doon, hello dito… grabe, kulang na lang kaibiganin ang multo…
Ang galing mong promotor, kahit sa pizza, ikaw ang donor!
Marupok Award
Para sa kabarkadang ‘di makatanggi kay ex, isang tawag lang o text…
Madalas kay boss puro ‘yes’, o sa mall sale, always nakapila siya, bes…
Madaling mag-give in! Kung maka-order ng pizza, talagang ‘di nabibitin!
Barkada Cutie
Para sa barkadang habulin ng manliligaw, atensyon ng madla, talagang naaagaw!
Pambahay man ang suot sa litrato, standout talaga ang ganda’t pagkaguwapo…
Charming kahit sa kainan, kaya naman ang last piece ng pizza, sa kanya naiiwan!
That’s My Tita Award
Para sa kabarkadang OA sa herbal supplement, at nangangamoy menthol ointment…
Papunta pa lang sa gimik, parang sa pag-uwi siya ay mas sabik…
Oh tita, sige na, order na ng pizza para sa barkada!
Hurry! Head on to any of your favorite Greenwich stores nationwide or visit to get your limited edition #BarkadaBoxAwards, available in any double size of Greenwich’s mouthwatering pizza variants of your choice!

Music: Inigo Pascual Wows with Newest International Single “Catching Feelings”


Inigo Pascual remains dead set on his global aspirations as his latest international single "Catching Feelings" featuring music producer Moophs continues to conquer the global stage.

The summery Island Pop track boasts not only of having a catchy vibe and a cool tune, but also of securing radio airplay in the U.S. The song was first heard on 92.7 The Rev FM which proved to be a proud moment for the talented Filipino performer, who eagerly shared a video of the historic moment on Instagram.

Inigo also collaborated with Fil-Am musicians Jeremy Passion and Gabe Bondoc in a remix of his newest song with their original songs "Lemonade" and "The One" exclusively on MyxTV, which now has over 150,000 views.

During his trip in the U.S. and Canada, the 21-year old singer-songwriter also shared the stage with urban reggae band "Tribal Theory" at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. He also guested and performed on "Good Morning Hawaii."

As if all that weren't impressive enough, American producer and former "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson, when asked what he thought of "Catching Feelings," also expressed approval for the song—even going as far as inviting Inigo to make a "trio record" with him and KZ Tandingan.

The rising international artist also shared the stage with Samoan artist, Fia, on iHeartRadio Island 98.5 Hawaii, and has just come back from Toronto for one of his biggest crowds to date with Taste of Manila.

"Catching Feelings" is part of Inigo's "Options" LP following the release of the titular lead single in June. The track, despite having a sunny sound, actually talks about the beauty of recognizing the familiar feeling of once again falling for another person, after a hurtful past relationship.

The single is under Tarsier Records, an underground music label which has been pushing for the breakthrough of Filipino talents like Inigo to the international music stage, in line with ABS-CBN's mission to showcase the unique artistry of Filipinos to global audiences.

Listen to "Catching Feelings" on all digital streaming platforms worldwide and watch the official lyric video on Tarsier Record's YouTube channel. For the latest on Inigo, follow Tarsier Records on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @tarsierrecords. Check out for updates and follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Music: Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Shanti Dope, BoybandPH, and JM de Guzman Join Agsunta in its First Major Concert


Pinoy pop-rock band Agsunta stages its first major concert titled "Agsunta Feels Trip" happening at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent this September 21 (Saturday).

Agsunta promises to bring out the feels of the audience with 'hugot' songs and soothing acoustic performances for a unique Kapamilya experience in a show produced by One Music PH and PPL Entertainment, in partnership with Star Events. 
"We will be doing a lot of new things in the concert that we even surprised ourselves with the plans," said vocalist, Jireh Singson, citing the band's excitement for this milestone, after a brief break early this year.  
He added, "What pushed us to return was our fans, #TeamAgsunta, who went to support us in our gigs. . . . They became our inspiration."   
Joining the "Agsunta Feels Trip" show are Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Shanti Dope, BoybandPH, and JM de Guzman. 
#AgsuntaFeelsTrip is one of the major projects of the group who recently signed with ABS-CBN's rock/alternative label, DNA Music. In the show, the band is set to perform recent hits "Bagong Umaga," "Alas Dose," "Gusto Kong Lumipad," and many more. 
One Music PH is the home of digital concerts, original online content, and socially relevant music events. The music portal is only one of the digital initiatives of ABS-CBN, the Philippines' leading media and entertainment Company, which is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company with the biggest online presence among all media companies, and a growing list of digital properties.
Catch Agsunta's first-ever major show thisSeptember 21 (Saturday) at 7:30pm. Get your tickets at For updates, just like or follow @OneMusicPH on Twitter and Instagram.

CBN Asia’s “Wanda’s Wonderful World” Wins Numerous Awards at Great Lakes Christian Film Festival (GLCFF) 2019 in Buffalo, New York


Here's some Wanda-ful news!

CBN Asia's Holy Week Special Wanda's Wonderful World earned the respect of international movie critics andenthusiasts after winning numerous awards and nominations at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival (GLCFF) 2019 in Buffalo, New York, last August 4.

Among hundreds of films around the world, the faith-based film that graced last year's Lent was hailed as the Winner of Best Special Effects in a Narrative Feature, Best Experimental/Most Creative in a Narrative Feature, and Best Lighting in a Narrative Feature.

It also received four nominations for Best Producer in a Narrative Feature, Best Director in a Narrative Feature, Best Comedy in a Narrative Feature, and Best Cinematography in a Narrative Feature.

Starred by top-caliber actors Coney Reyes, Tirso Cruz III, and Ricky Davao, the story revolves around Wanda (Coney), a former beauty queen and the CEO of a well-renowned events company, Wanda's Wonderful World – and her endless pursuit for true love and purpose.

"I enjoyed doing this project. Thank you, Lord! Glory to God! Congratulations CBN Asia and Team Wanda's Wonderful World," expressed Coney, who breathed life to the character of Wanda.

Meanwhile, Writer-Director and CBN Asia's Special Projects Manager Icko Gonzalez shared how viewers can relate to Wanda, as people continually seek to fill the void in their hearts, and from whom can they find the wholeness in life.

"There is a Wanda in all of us. Like Wanda, I hope that we find our wholeness in a God who's not only our Father, but a Best Friend who truly understands us and loves us, no matter what. We are extremely grateful for the recognition and the opportunity to tell stories that inspire and celebrate second chances," he ended.

CBN Asia produces inspiring made-for-TV films like Wanda's Wonderful World every Holy Week to showcase stories of freedom from bondages and the love of God. CBN Asia is also the producer of the flagship TV program The 700 Club Asia that airs every Mondays to Fridays at 12:00 mn on GMA 7, and bible-based adventure stories for children, Superbookthat airs every Sundays at 9:15 a.m. on ABS-CBN.

September 7, 2019

Showbiz: Meet the New Faces of GMA Artist Center: Jon, Angela, Erin, Ysabel, Faye, and Anjo

Since they signed up to be a Kapuso, new GMA Artist Center talents Jon Lucas, Ysabel Ortega, Angela Alarcon, Erin Ocampo, Faye Lorenzo, and Anjo Damiles all share a common ground. The five talented stars are excited for their upcoming projects in the Network.

Jon started in the show business with a dream to be a heartthrob. Now, he is no stranger to the limelight as he already established his talent in performing in the past years. He is now making a name for himself after being part of the star-studded cast of GMA's Philippine remake of the hit Korean drama series 'Descendants of the Sun,' as Benjo Tamayo, one of the members of Alpha Team led by the Captain Lucas Manalo aka Big Boss (Dingdong Dantes).

"Nakaka-relate po ako sa character ko kasi bukod sa medyo makulit po siya pag kasama 'yung mga kaibigan niya, hindi rin po niya hahayaang maiwan mag-isa 'yung kasamahan niya," Jon shared about his character. "Ako rin po ganoon sa totoong buhay, kahit anong mangyari, I'll be by your side."

Ysabel, on the other hand, came from a prominent family in the industry. Because of this, she was motivated to take on the legacy and pursue a name of her own. At an early age, she already gained experience through various drama projects. She will bring to life the character of Sabina, a loving and family-oriented girl in the primetime drama 'The Gift.'

She shared, "Excited po akong maging part ng isang teleserye na mag-iinspire sa mga manonood. Marami pong life lessons na mapupulot ang viewers from the show when it comes to life, family, and tiwala sa Diyos."

Angela is a cum laude graduate from the University of the Philippines whose passion has always been performing, inspired by her dad, veteran actor Jestoni Alarcon. An all-too-familiar face on screen, Angela has starred in a couple of short films and music videos when she was still studying. Now, she is ready to pursue a career on TV. She is Chloe in the Kapuso drama-action series 'Beautiful Justice,' the best friend of Brie (Gabbi Garcia), who will stick with her through thick and thin.

"I am looking forward to a strong friendship between Chloe and Brie. The show in general is full of surprises, has a good narrative and is action-packed; portrayed by really talented actors in the industry."
Erin, on the other hand, was 14-years-old when she began her acting career. Nine years later, she still loves what she does. Like Angela, she is also part of the powerhouse cast of 'Beautiful Justice,' where she plays the role of Maica, a strong-willed agent of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

She is looking forward for the audience to watch her upcoming show, "I gave my all to every character I portray, I really focus on the scenes and the scripts. I hope the Kapuso viewers will love my character and support her."

Faye, blessed with abundant curves and radiant skin, is set to be the next exciting sexy Kapuso star. She will be joining the cast of the highly-anticipated GMA Afternoon Prime series 'Madrasta.' She portrays the role of a nurse named Joan, Audrey's (Arra San Agustin) officemate and close friend.

Faye feels blessed to be part of the soap, "Naka-relate ako sa character ni Joan dito kasi kalog na kikay siya, pati masipag and very friendly. Excited ako mapanood ito ng mga tao kasi hindi lang siya drama, may comedy din siya at ang gagaling ng mga artista dito at direktor."

Meanwhile, Anjo is a commercial model turned actor. His face has been the cover of multiple advertisements, even in print. In his previous projects, Anjo has played drama, romance, and fantasy roles. He will also be part of 'Madrasta', where he will play George, Audrey's (Arra San Agustin) ex-boyfriend, who took her for granted.

As a promise to the viewers, Anjo said, "Siguradong-sigurado ako na mapapasaya, mapapaiyak, at mapaparamdam namin ang sakit at hirap ng mga characters namin. Pinaghandaan ko rin ito sa pamamagitan ng series of workshops para mas mahasa ang talent ko."

Catch Jon, Ysabel, Angela, Erin, Faye, and Anjo in their upcoming shows on GMA Network.

Lifestyle: Kapuso Well-Loved Couple Ken Chan and Rita Daniela Celebrate Minuluan Festival on September 7

The well-loved tandem of RitKen—Rita Daniela and Ken Chan—is celebrating Negros Occidental's Minuluan Festival this Saturday (September 7) via a Kapuso Fiesta courtesy of GMA Regional TV.

Rita and Ken, who are set to be part of the second season of The Clash as Journey Hosts, are sure to treat their Kapuso fans to an evening of fun, music, and kilig in Talisay City Public Plaza, Talisay City beginning at 9 p.m.

Hosting the Kapuso Fiesta is Kapuso comedian Boobay of "The Boobay and Tekla Show".

GMA Network's original musical competition, The Clash, is set to return on television this September 21, opening up the second season with a bang as it introduces a new set of hosts.

Asia's Pop Diva Julie Anne San Jose and Total Heartthrob Rayver Cruz amplify the fun onstage as The Clash Masters, while Rita and Ken give viewers an all-access pass throughout the contestants' journey as The Clash Journey Hosts.

Rita looks forward to meeting the new batch of Clashers, "Ken and I have a fun job as Journey Hosts because we get to talk to the contestants and let viewers in on some behind-the-scene exclusives. I'm very excited."

Meanwhile, Ken is ready to give viewers an inside look into the lives of the Clashers, "Aside from their talent, I'm sure that this new pool of contestants from all around the country and the world have inspiring stories to share with all our Kapuso viewers."

Returning as The Clash judges are Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha, Asia's Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista, and Comedy Concert Queen Ai Ai delas Alas.

The RitKen love team is also set to banner their first-ever primetime project, 'One of the Baes', a millennial fairytale that will take viewers on a voyage of love. Produced by GMA Public Affairs, it will showcase the ups and downs of our Filipino Seafarers through the story of Jowalyn (Rita) and Grant (Ken). Grant is a rich yet kindhearted environmental vlogger while Jowalyn is a brave young woman who dreams of someday becoming the captain of a ship.

"We join our Kapusong Talisaynon in celebrating this year's Minuluan Festival by bringing no less than the well-loved tandem of RitKen who are set to banner their first-ever primetime series via One of the Baes and who are also joining the second season of The Clash as Journey Hosts," says GMA Regional TV Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso. "As we pay homage to Talisay's patron saint, San Nicholas de Tolentino, we also take pride in being part of our Kapusong Talisaynons' devotion to their local culture and arts. We hope that they have fun in the Kapuso Fiesta that we prepared for them," he ends.

All the freshest news, events, and updates about GMA Regional TV are now available on Follow GMA on Facebook at and GMA Regional TV at and on Twitter and Instagram via GMA Regional TV.

September 4, 2019

Movie: "Unforgettable" Trailer Starring Sarah Geronimo feat. Regine Velasquez

Viva Films and IdeaFirst Company unveil the teaser trailer for the movie “Unforgettable” starring Sarah Geronimo and dog named "Happy" with a special participation of Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.

Watch below:

Showbiz: Kathryn Bernardo Says Daniel Padilla's Love Made the Success of "Hello, Love, Goodbye" Possible

Through a long Instagram post, Kathryn Bernardo expressed her love and gratitude to boyfriend Daniel Padilla, whom she said is the very reason behind the success of her recent Star Cinema movie "Hello, Love, Goodbye" opposite Kapuso actor Alden Richards.

Read her Instagram post below:

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So I just came from our thanksgiving party and was finally able to thank the many people who were instrumental to the success of #HelloLoveGoodbye (you guys know who you are). However, there is one person I wasn’t able to mention—and he deserves this ENTIRE post. This person was not only my source of inspiration while I was filming the movie. He was my support system, my rock, my strength. We were hundreds of miles away from each other but not once did he make me feel alone. There were times I almost gave up—I felt exhausted, drained, and too lonely as I was too immersed in the character of Joy. It was one of the hardest things I’ve experienced both on and off cam. But this guy, he kept me going. These are just some of the photos we sent each other every day—just random silly selfies, but they kept me going. I had a pillow with his t-shirt and scent on, which I hugged every night and every time I felt like crying. I know it sounds a bit childish, but that also kept me going. DJ, my love, YOU KEPT ME GOING. Since day one, you were my biggest supporter and my number one cheerleader. I know how hard it was for you to let go of my hand, but despite that you still allowed me to fly.😢 You know how scared I was being away from you too, but you stayed strong for the both of us. You kept reminding me, “Kaya mo yan, mahal. Konti nalang!” You never gave up, you never gave me a reason to doubt myself or us. So to be honest, “thank you” is not enough to cover everything I feel—because it was your love that made all of this possible. I hope I made you proud, my love. I couldn’t have done this without you by my side. 🥺 Your success is mine; my success is yours. ❤️
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Quiz: How to Spend a Rainy Day When You’re at Home?


Good bye, summer heat! Hello, rainy season. Now that the weather's getting cooler, you might find yourself at home cozying up in bed or couch. While it's more relaxing than the sweltering hot days, there will be times when you run out of things to do while stuck indoors.
Don't worry—we're here to help you out. Got a restless case of not knowing what to do at home while it's raining outside? Here's a quiz you can take to find out the best way for you to spend a rainy day.

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Lifestyle: Bantay Bata 163 Gives Rescued Children Edication and Hope


Twelve year old Arnil Castillo and three siblings faced the most tragic of fates. A month after being abandoned by their mother, their own father passed away. Left with no one to care for them, the siblings were brought by local government officials to the Quezon City Social Service Development Department. They were then transferred to the Bantay Bata 163 Children's Village in Bulacan.

It was in their newfound home that the children began to pick up the pieces of their lives as they began engaging in the village's activities. But Arnil only had one primary concern:

"Kung mag-aaral po ba ako dito o hindi… Kailangan ko pong mag-aral para po kapag nakapagtapos po ako, hahanapin po namin si Mama," said Castillo.

Arnil is only one of 39 children at the village who dream of receiving proper education. This is why Bantay Bata 163, whose pillars include a program called Bantay Edukasyon, is actively in search of scholarship grants.

In order to provide the children with a normal education, Bantay Bata 163 finds sponsors and donors to support their studies, a holistic grant not only covers their tuition expenses but alsotheir school supplies, daily food and transportation allowances, and other fees.

Bantay Bata 163 introduced the Bantay Edukasyon program in 1998 as an aftercare service for rescued children but it has since provided 6,400 scholarships all over the country.

The upcoming ABS-CBN Ball has committed to support Bantay Bata's Bantay Eduaksyon program. In 2018, the ball helped re-open the Bantay Bata 163 Children's Village.

Bantay Bata 163's founder, the late Gina Lopez, believed that as long as there are generous people, more children can have a better future.

Showbiz: Asia’s Multi-Media Star Alden Richards Reveals Reasons Why GMA-7 is His Only Network of Choice

Asia's Multi-media Star Alden Richards is right where he deserves to be – on top of his game.

The Kapuso homegrown talent is one of the country's premiere actors, a top celebrity endorser, a successful businessman, a highly-talented host, an award-winning performer, a chart-topping recording artist, and a record-breaking box office star. But it is his genuine dedication towards excelling in his craft that sets him apart.

Recently, Alden received the 'Asian Star Prize' from the Seoul International Drama Awards 2019 at the Kyunghee University in South Korea and the first-ever 'Celebrity Icon Award' from the Okada Manila 2019 Icon Awards – two more accolades added to his growing list of accomplishments in the industry.

Despite all his feats, Alden remains an inspiration to the people around him and his legions of fans for his humility and passion in acting. As he renewed his contract with GMA Network yesterday, September 3, Alden attributed his success to his home network for almost a decade.

"Since I started in GMA up to this point of my career, sila 'yung sumusugal sa'kin. They gave me huge projects, huge opportunities and regardless kung successful or hindi, hindi sila tumitigil. Hindi nila ako pinabayaan. They kept on believing, kahit na minsan wala ng angle to believe in. Hinawakan nila 'yung kamay ko through ups and downs, hindi ko nakita 'yon with others," he said.

Throughout his years as a Kapuso, Alden has proven his versatility by portraying several formidable roles. In his upcoming primetime drama, The Gift, he is taking on another challenging role as a visually-impaired fruit vendor named Sep.

"In my nine years of stay in GMA, I keep on discovering something new about myself and my craft. Project after project, it gives me more hunger to do more and inspire more people through my works and the things that I do. Pag may lumalapit sa'kin and sasabihin nila, 'Alden sobrang ganda ng ginawa mo, nabago 'yung buhay ko.' Sobra akong namo-move to be appreciated by these people by the thing I love to do most. I want projects that could touch lives - that's my ultimate goal as an artist. Ang sarap kasi noong nakakapagpabago ka ng buhay ng ibang tao kagaya ng pagbabago ng GMA sa buhay ko. I also want to be a vessel to help others.

Present in the contract signing were GMA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon; President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr.; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Felipe S. Yalong; Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable; Chief Risk Officer and First Vice President for Corporate Strategic Planning and Program Support Department Regie C. Bautista; Vice President for Drama Productions Redgie Acuña-Magno; Vice President for Business Development Department III Darling de Jesus-Bodegon; Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angel Javier Cruz; Vice President for Regional TV Oliver Amoroso; Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara; Assistant Vice President for Business Development Department II Bang Arespacochaga; Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy; Assistant Vice President for Talent Imaging and Marketing Simoun Ferrer; Senior Program Managers Helen Rose Sese, Ruth Mariñas, Mae Zambrano, Mildred Natividad, Cecille de Guzman, Ian Roxas, and Charles Koo.

During the contract signing held at the Boardroom of GMA Network, Atty. Gozon expressed his admiration over the actor's loyalty towards the Kapuso Network, "As one of GMA's most treasured stars, we are honored to be part of your unrivaled accomplishments as an artist. Even though you are now one of the biggest stars in the country, you remain humble that's why we are confident that you will achieve more successes. Being a homegrown talent of GMA, kami dito sa GMA ay very proud of your achievements and gratified that you'll continue to be a Kapuso."

Mr. Duavit, on the other hand, had nothing but praises for the Kapuso star, "We've always admired your dedication and commitment to your craft lalong-lalo na tuwing napapanood at nasasaksihan namin ang patuloy na pag-evolve mo bilang isang artista, isang host, at isang napakabuting tao. Katuwa-tuwa at nakakataba ng pusong masaksihan ang iyong pag-angat at pagsulong sa iyong career. Sa mga hinaharap na taon, makakaasa ka na nasa likuran mo kaming lahat."

Rasonable, in turn, expressed her appreciation of the homegrown actor's professionalism and good heart, "He is loved by all because mahusay siyang makipagkapwa tao sa lahat ng mga katrabaho niya. Nakikita ng lahat 'yung seriousness niya sa kaniyang ginagawa, 'yung effort and the passion that he pours into his work so nahahawa niya lahat ng tao sa kaniyang paligid. Throughout all these years parehong-pareho, from the first time we worked together in Alakdana until now in The Gift wala talagang nagbago kaya siya mahal na mahal ng mga tao."

Meanwhile, Santiago-Lara admires Alden for being down-to-earth in spite of the colossal achievements he has reached in his career, "I'm proud of him, sa lahat ng achievements niya. 'Yung passion na nakita ko sa kaniya noong nag-start kaming mag-work, it hasn't died and in fact, lalong nakita ko 'yung willingness and passion niya to grow. Everybody is saying na hindi siya nagbabago but it's more than that. He likes to give back sa lahat ng napapasaya niya, 'yung mga sumusuporta sa kaniya. Iyon 'yung isa sa mga kakaiba sa kaniya."

September 3, 2019

100 Sexiest Men in the Philippines 2019 Final Poll, Vote Now! has released the Top 10 finalists of “100 Sexiest Men in the Philippines 2019” based on the following criteria:

Charm 30%
Physique 40%
Popularity index (visibility in the last 12 months) 30%

Top 10 Finalists:

    Derek Ramsay
    Enrique Gil
    James Reid
    Marco Gumabao
    Erwan Heussaff

    Alden Richards
    Coco Martin
    Carlo Aquino
    Daniel Padilla
    Dingdong Dantes

Voting Mechanics:

1. This poll will run from September 2 (today) to 12:00 noon of September 24, 2019 only.
2. You can choose one up to a maximum of five celebrities below.
3. You can cast your vote(s) again every after three hours.
4. We will reveal the winner on September 24 in the afternoon.


"Rated K" Wins Against GMA-7 Show in TV Ratings

Moving to an earlier timeslot was indeed a wise move for “Rated K” as it finally won against its competition in the ratings game.

According to Kantar Media National TV ratings, the Korina Sanchez Sunday evening show registered 26.3%, or 8.2 points higher than the 18.1% of “Amazing Earth Featuring Life Story” last Sunday (September 1).

Here are the Top 20 programs nationwide on September 1, 2019 according to Kantar Media:

“Rated K” finally won in the ratings game after it moved to an earlier timeslot according to Kantar Media National TV Ratings. It registered 26.3%, or 8.2 points higher than the 18.1% of “Amazing Earth Featuring Life Story” last Sunday (Sept 1).

More households nationwide continue to tune into “The Killer Bride” every night as the hit primetime drama scored 25.6%, beating “The Better Woman” that only got 12.3% last Friday (Aug 30). “The Voice Kids” kept its wide lead last weekend, recording 33.4% and 36.5% last Saturday (Aug 31) and Sunday (Sept 1), respectively, compared to “Starstruck’s” 14.5% and 15.3%. “I Can See Your Voice” kept viewers entertained last Saturday (Aug 31), hitting 13.5%.

Here are the Top 20 programs nationwide and comparative TV ratings from August 30 to September 1, 2019 according to Kantar Media:

Alden Richards and Kathryn Bernardo's "HLG" Breaks the Box-Office Record of All Daniel Padilla - Kathryn Bernardo Movies?

It is undeniably a festive season for Star Cinema as its latest offering - the Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards movie "Hello, Love, Goodbye" is is set to reach the Php1B mark and is now offically tagged as the "Highest-Grossing Filipino Movie of All Time." a title which was previously held by the another Kathryn Bernardo starrer “The Hows of Us” with real-life boyfriend Daniel Padilla.

After a little over a month in cinemas worldwide, the Cathy Garcia-Molina film has totaled P880,603,490 in worldwide earnings as of September 3. The latest box-office gross tally of the movie does not include the ticket sales from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Saipan, Guam, Brunei, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cambodia, and Japan. The movie is also set to be shown this September 28 and 29 in South Korea, and coming soon in Vietnam, Thailand, Samoa, and Myanmar.

Aside from its box-office performance, "Hello, Love, Goodbye" is considered a landmark project in Philippine cinema with the pairing of Kathryn and Alden, who are a respective homegrown talents of rival networks ABS-CBN and GMA-7 and a known other half of the biggest love teams in local showbiz - KathNiel and AlDub. The movie also sealed Kathryn's label as the only Pinoy actresswith two films earning more than P800 million each.

Check out the current list of highest-grossing Pinoy films below:

(As of August 23, 2019)

1. HELLO, LOVE, GOODBYE (2019) – P880 million
Alden Richards, Kathryn Bernardo
Star Cinema

2. THE HOWS OF US (2018) – P800 million
Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo
Star Cinema

3. THE SUPER PARENTAL GUARDIANS (2016) – P598 million
Vice Ganda, Coco Martin
Star Cinema

4. FANTASTICA (2018) – P596 million
Vice Ganda, Dingdong Dantes, Richard Gutierrez
Star Cinema, Viva Films

Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla, Pia Wurtzbach
Star Cinema, Viva Films

6. A SECOND CHANCE (2015) – P556 million
Bea Alonzo, John Lloyd Cruz
Star Cinema

7. BEAUTY AND THE BESTIE (2015) – P540 million
Vice Ganda, Coco Martin
Star Cinema, Viva Films

8. THE AMAZING PRAYBEYT BENJAMIN (2014) – P440 million
Vice Ganda, Derek Ramsay
Star Cinema, Viva Films

9. GIRL, BOY, BAKLA, TOMBOY (2013) – P421 million
Vice Ganda, Maricel Soriano
Star Cinema, Viva Films

10. STARTING OVER AGAIN (2014) – P420 million
Toni Gonzaga, Piolo Pascual
Star Cinema

Win a Trip for Two to Los Angeles, USA in HOOQathon Raffle Promo

This month, HOOQ fans have a lot of reasons to stream Hollywood movies and TV shows. From August 19 through September 17, 2019, HOOQ is running, HOOQathon, a binge-watch raffle promo for HOOQ VIP subscribers. For every 2 Sony Pictures Television movies watched, or the equivalent total minutes of 200, a VIP subscriber is entitled to one raffle ticket and a chance to win a three-night vacation for two in Los Angeles California - home of Hollywood entertainment. The prize is packed with must-have experiences of vibrant L.A. - round trip flights, airport transfers, hotel accommodation in a luxury hotel, a super car driving experience at a speedway track, a walking tour of contemporary street art, dinner at a top restaurant and pocket money.

To join, one must first subscribe to a trial access or paid subscription, then register by providing their first name, last name, HOOQ registered email address, mobile number and mailing address. Subscribers automatically get one raffle entry upon registration. For every 200 minutes clocked in, one raffle entry is earned; plus, every rental movie redeemed also earns them one more entry.

Sony Pictures Television movies and TV shows on HOOQ include Angels & Demons, Brightburn, SALT, The Nanny, The Oath, The Good Doctor, and The Client List. A complete list of titles can be found here: 

The grand draw is on September 23, 2019. To be eligible for the raffle draw, the subscriber must hold a Philippine passport.

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Promo Period: August 19 to September 18, 2019. Per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 13948 Series of 2019.


HOOQ Plans are available for as low as P15/day with multiple payment options via credit card, debit card, and telco partners such as Globe, Smart, and Sun. For those ready to enter a new world of entertainment, HOOQ offers 12-month HOOQ subscriptions at 50% when you download and pay via Google Play.

HOOQ can now be enjoyed on more devices like Google Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, Android TV, Apple TV, Globe Streamwatch powered by Roku and the new Globe Streamwatch Xtreme Prepaid.


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Documentary on Gina Lopez' "Genuine Love for Filipinos, The Philippines, and God" Now Available on IWant and ABS-CBN News YouTube

Through the documentary “Genuine Love,” people learned more about Gina Lopez’s love for children, people, our nation, and the environment, which she expressed through projects and campaigns. She was the driving force behind iconic educational shows for the youth like “Sineskwela,” “Hiraya Manawari,” and “Bayani,” which inspired love for learning and love for country among a generation of Filipinos.

Gina, the former chairperson of ABS-CBN Foundation, founded the first rescue hotline for abused children in the country Bantay Batay 163, environment movements Bantay Kalikasan, Save the La Mesa Watershed, Kapit Bisig Para Sa Ilog Pasig, and No to Mining in Palawan.

Netizens can now watch “Genuine Love,” the documentary on the life of service of former environment secretary on ABS-CBN News YouTube channel and on-demand on streaming service iWant.

Filipinos went to social media to express their admiration and gratitude for her.  Produced by ABS-CBN DocuCentral, “Genuine Love” shows the different aspects of Gina’s life as told by her mother Conchita and siblings led by ABS-CBN chairman emeritus Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III and Creative Programs Inc. president Ernie Lopez, and her past and present colleagues in the ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. (AFI) like former Bantay Bata 163 head Tina Monzon-Palma and current Bantay Kalikasan program director Jen Santos.

The piece, which sparked tributes to Gina from Filipinos online, first aired on ABS-CBN last August 25, six days after she passed away. It features photos from her youth and as a yoga missionary of Ananda Marga, news footages, and excerpts from her speeches and interviews as an anti-mining advocate, and secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. It also showed some parts of Gina’s last TV interview that aired in July, which showed her still full of life, hope, and love despite her health challenges.

Twitter user @djhamerabag called Gina “one of a kind” and praised her for leaving “the comforts of her home because of genuine service to humanity.”

Netizen @iamdinard also posted “Watching #GenuineLove, I couldn’t think of any other Filipino who has the same heart to serve as Gina Lopez. Gone too soon, Earth warrior!” Her words also ignited nationalism among the viewers.

Twitter user @champagnemiles also thanked her for “empowering the locals through their projects and promote eco-tourism” through her projects like ILove Foundation and “G Diaries,” while @NicaillTimbal and @reedtulio raved about her genuineness, passion, and selfless heart.

And like many others that watched the documentary, @stephanie_hazel was inspired to follow in Gina’s footsteps. She posted, “That passion, fire and selfless love. Not for money, not for fame. But, for the people, for the Filipinos, and especially, for God. GL, does not only stand for #GinaLopez but for #GenuineLove. I hope, someday, I’ll be closer to what she had been.”

Read more tributes and stories about Gina Lopez by searching the hashtags #GenuineLove and “MaramingSalamatGinaLopez.” Watch the ABS-CBN DocuCentral documentary on her life story “Genuine Love” on, the iWant App,, or on the ABS-CBN News YouTube channel.

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September 2, 2019

Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber Team Up for Their First Major Concert “M.E. & U”

There's really no stopping Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber as they hold their first major concert together dubbed "M.E. and U" happening this September 27 (Friday) at the New Frontier Theater in Quezon City.

The adorable and unbreakable tandem collectively known as MayWard will surely bring supreme kilig and enjoyment in the much-awaited event produced by Star Events, Star Music, and Star POP. 

"We want to make our supporters feel that we're doing this because of them and that they're part not only of the concert, but also of our lives. That's why it's 'M.E. & U', because they're the U," Maymay said of the story behind the concert's title.

Fans can look forward to their performances of their collaborations "Baliw," "Mahal Kita Kasi," "Magdamag," and more.

"A lot of the suggestions, ideas and memories and history that we had with the MayWard family will be there, as in you can see the journey that we've had during the prods of the concert," Edward added.

Maymay and Edward are fresh from starring in the recently-concluded Kapamilya fantaserye "Hiwaga ng Kambat." Earlier this year, they also released new music under Star Pop titled "Kakayanin Kaya" and "No One Else," respectively.

The "M.E. and U Concert" is one of the many exciting events under Star Events, which brings OPM to the next level with thrilling Kapamilya experiences and outstanding performances during live events. 

Get ready for a romance-filled and talent-loaded night in "M.E. & U: MayWard Live in Concert," and grab your tickets at Ticketnet Online for only P3,500 (SVIP), P2,999 (VIP), P2,600 (Orchestra A), P1,999 (Orchestra B), P990 (Loge), and P530 (Balcony).

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