Monday, October 16, 2017

PUSH AWARDS 2017 Winners: KathNiel, MayWard, Liza Soberano, Sarah Geronimo


Liza Soberano and Karla Estrada shone the brightest at this year’s Push Awards as they bagged three awards each, making them the most awarded online personalities in the digital media event held on the online show “ASAP Chillout” on Sunday (October 15).

Out of four nominations, Liza won three, including Push Female Celebrity, Push Female Movie Performance of the Year for “My Ex and Whys,” and Push Female TV Performance of the Year for “Dolce Amore.”

Karla, meanwhile, triumphed in all of her categories, namely the Push Celebrity Host of the Year, Celebrity Foodie of the Year #FoodGoals, and Celebrity Family of the Year #FamilyGoals.

Daniel Padilla was also named the Push Male Celebrity and won the Push Male Movie Performance of the Year for “Barcelona,” while Edward Barber was recognized as the Push Newcomer.

The tandem of Edward and Maymay Entrata, meanwhile, enjoyed a breakout win as the Push Group/Tandem. Their fans, the MayWards, also captured the Ultimate Fan Award for posting the highest number of tweets among all fan clubs during the seven-week voting period.

The winners of the Push performance categories were determined by the combined online fan votes and judges’ scores, which accounted for 30% and 70% of the total scores, respectively. Meanwhile all the winners in the Push Personality and Push Goals categories were purely based on the number of online fan votes.

For three consecutive years, ABS-CBN’s entertainment website PUSH.com.ph has organized the Push Awards, which successfully brought together the biggest stars and the biggest fandoms in one stage to recognize them for their exceptional influence in the digital world and empower and engage fans through active digital participation.

It is 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.

Here is the complete list of winners at the third Push Awards, also found on pushawards.com:

Push Personality Awards
Push Male Celebrity: Daniel Padilla
Push Female Celebrity: Liza Soberano
Push Group/Tandem: MayWard
Push Newcomer: Edward Barber
Push Music Personality: Sarah Geronimo
Push Sports Personality: Alyssa Valdez
Push Radio Personality: DJ Jhai Ho
Push Adober Personality: Kristel Fulgar
 
Push Performance Awards

Push Male TV Performance of the Year: Coco Martin (FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”)
Push Female TV Performance of the Year: Liza Soberano (“Dolce Amore”)
Push Male Movie Performance of the Year: Daniel Padilla (“Barcelona”)
Push Female Movie Performance of the Year: Liza Soberano (My Ex and Whys”)
Push Celebrity Host of the Year: Karla Estrada
Push Song Cover of the Year: Morissette Amon (“Stone Cold”)
Push Dance Cover of the Year: Yassi and Issa Pressman (“Shape of You”)

Push Goals Awards
Push Celebrity Traveler of the Year Award #TravelGoals: Anne Curtis
Push Celebrity Foodie of the Year #FoodGoals: Karla Estrada
Push Celebrity Fitspiration of the Year #FitnessGoals: Kim Chiu
Push Celebrity Fashionista of the Year #OOTDGoals: Elisse Joson
Push Celebrity Family of the Year #FamilyGoals: Karla Estrada
Push Celebrity Baby of the Year #BabyGoals” Seve Soriano

Push Ultimate Fan Award: MayWards

Vivo Personality of the Year (Special Award): Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla

Nicole Scherzinger Walks Out After Pinoy Boyband JBK Failed to Enter the X Factor UK Judges' House Round


JBK, a trio composed of Joshua Bulot, Bryan del Rosario, and Kim Lawrenz Ordonio, is the first Filipino boyband who made it to the show.

During their room auditions, the judges were all impressed not only with their vocals but also with their dedication flying all the way from the Philippines.

The boyband’s cheesy rendition of “I’ll Make Love To You” was well received by the audience and the judges, especially when the high notes were hit on spot.




Wow, guys! You’ve got a great reaction on that song, your vocals are great, I just think it’s a no-brainer with you guys.” Said judge Sharon Osbourne after the group’s performance.

Nicole Scherzinger gave nothing but praises to the group. “JBK, I’m so proud of you boys, my Filipino brothers up there! I’m proud that you flew all the way from the Philippines ‘coz you are not flying back home!

The crowd then chanted for Simon Cowell to give the group a seat.

Before Simon made a decision, judge Louis Walsh told him that the group absolutely deserve a seat.

To which he responded that he made up his mind. “You are not gonna be disappointed, you’re gonna have a seat!

The trio, who was anxiously waiting for Simon’s decision, curled up in great shock and was almost in tears after hearing what he said. Judges Louis and Nicole were both very happy with them getting a seat. The duo Afro Swagg was asked to give up their seat for JBK.

Later on, Simon asked JBK and girl group Lemonade for a sing-off, which was apparent that Nicole Scherzinger was against.

After the JBK’s performance of “I Can Love You Like That”, originally by the group All-4-One,  they received a standing ovation from Nicole, Sharon and Louis. Even after the Lemonade’s performance, Louis Walsh kept on telling Simon to pick the boys. “JBK, they have to go through!” he added.




After choosing the girl group Lemonade, the crowd booed Simon Cowell, and Nicole Scherzinger stood up from her seat, walked out, and told him not to talk to her.

The X Factor UK airs first and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment same day as the UK on Sundays and Mondays at 10:30am with primetime encores Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays at 9:00pm. 

RTL CBS Entertainment is available on SKYcable channels 53(SD) and 196(HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Destiny Cable channel 53, and Cablelink channels 37(SD) and 313(HD).

New "JUSTICE LEAGUE" Trailer Brims with Hope, Epic Action


As announced last week, Warner Bros. has just released a new Justice League trailer online today, offering a hopeful, heroes-filled and action-paced look at the highly anticipated movie event.

Check out the trailer below and watch Justice League in Philippine cinemas November 16.

YouTube : https://youtu.be/Ez_j4wD09oU
Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/warnerbrosphils/videos/vl.1065908513516568/1831989280163938/?type=1

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League features Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman/Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), Flash/Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), Cyborg/Victor Stone (Ray Fisher), and Aquaman/Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa).

Justice League is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Enchong Dee Reveals His Latest Cravings - PERI-PERI CHARCOAL CHICKEN AND SAUCE BAR


Homegrown restaurant Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar, known for its flavorful charcoal-grilled Chicken and its signature sauces, now has a brand endorser in the person of actor and young entrepreneur,  Enchong Dee.

The restaurant recently launched a series of advertisements featuring Enchong enjoying the vibrance of the Peri-Peri cuisine and grooving to the festive moves of the Peri Peri Chicken Dance.

 


Bryan C. Tiu, President and CEO of Ifoods Group, mother company of Peri Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar, said that the actor was chosen as the face of the restaurant because of  his “youthful energy and fun personality that match the upbeat energy and vibe of Peri-Peri as a brand.”

The actor also happens to be a Peri-Peri Happy Franchisee of UP Town Center, SM Megamall, and Marquee Mall, Pampanga Peri-Peri branches.

As the purveyor of the spitfire-grilled Chicken experience, Peri-Peri is likewise set to amaze more taste buds as it introduces new items to its already vibrant menu. More than forty new dishes were added to their menu, spicing up and bringing in more flavours from South America. While the dishes are inspired by international culture, they are localized to appeal to the Filipino taste.

The restaurant also kicked into high gear as it continues to expand and make the Peri-Peri dining experience more accessible to its growing market.   To reinforce its presence, Peri-Peri plans to open more stores in the coming months in Ayala Feliz, Marikina; SM Marikina, Evia Lifestyle Center, Las PiƱas; Okada Manila; Robinsons Manila; Brittany Square, Fairview; Robinsons Magnolia; and Resorts World Manila among others.

 


Currently, the restaurant has 16 branches in and outside the Metro. Peri Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar is in Nuvali Solenad 3, Alabang Town Center, Mc Kinley Venice Piazza, Uptown Mall BGC, Greenbelt 3, Eastwood Mall, Capitol Commons, Megamall B, Promenade Greenhills, Gateway Araneta Center, UP Town Center Katipunan, Trinoma Mall, Ayala Marquee Mall, SM City Bacolod, Meerea High Street Mandaue Cebu and soon to re-locate its branch in Myanmar.

For Franchising inquiries, Contact Peri-Peri’s marketing arm, BrandAction Inc, at 09055158463 or 807-0399. 

For more updates, follow Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken on facebook.com/peripericharcoalchicken and instagram.com/pericharcoalph.

Philippine Pop-rock Superstar Yeng Constantino to Bring Filipino Pride to the Middle East via “One Music X”

 
With less than a month to go before what promises to be the next must-watch music festival in the Middle East - “One Music X”, The Filipino Channel (TFC), ABS-CBN Star Music, Myx, MOR For Life and One Music PH announce the stellar ensemble composed of the Philippines’ most iconic artists and Dubai’s world-class local acts, set to conquer the Dubai Media City Amphitheater on November 3.

Starting off the exciting line-up of multi-faceted performers is the Philippines’ Pop-Rock Royalty Yeng Constantino.  From reality singing competitions to the theatrical stage, Constantino is set to share her signature compositions and performances, some of which have become the Philippines’ biggest hits, for a full day of celebration of the Filipino culture, spirit and communing with what the rest of the world has to offer.

Since then, Constantino’s achievements have been pouring one after the other.  Her debut album “Salamat” earned her not just Gold but triple Platinum status - a feat for a newbie then in the music industry. 

What ensued was one chart-topping album after the other: “Journey”, “Lapit” and “Metamorphosis”.  By far, her best-known single remains to be “Hawak-Kamay”, a song she composed at a tender age of 14 for a cousin she was very close to but left their hometown of Rizal in Luzon in the Philippines out of necessity.

Since then, she has started collaborating with other artists starting with “Chinito” --- by far one of her most popular music video featuring ABS-CBN heartthrob Enchong Dee.

From music to television, Constantino continues to build her long list of credentials.  She has hosted the programs “Music Uplate Live” along with other OPM artists; “The Voice Kids” and “Pinoy Band Superstar” alongside international sensation K-Pop superstar Sandara Park, timeless Kapamilya Heartthrob Aga Muhlach and the Philippines’ Phenomenal Star Vice Ganda.

In 2016, her life was captured in the musical “Josephine”, her real name --- proof that while she has been in the industry for a decade, quite less than more veteran artists, she is part of a very few who have managed to get their lives dramatized on stage.

Beyond being seen worldwide via TFC events, including “ASAP in Dubai” Constantino started breaking into the international recording scene via a collaboration with Singaporean rapper, actor and radio personality Sheikh Haikel for “Better Than Yesterday,” a pop song produced by Shorya Sharma.

Because of her countless exposures, her hits have been covered by various nationalities most notable of whom is American singer - songwriter David DiMuzio who performed an acoustic version of “Hawak Kamay” on youtube.

On November 3, Constantino will come full circle as she returns to the Middle East to perform for her fellowmen and share the talent that is Yeng Constantino.

Constantino immediately said yes to the “One Music X” project as soon as she heard of the concept.  She says: “Iyong konsepto na may pagsasama-samahin na mga ganitong klaseng artist --- that alone, parang nag-spark na agad ng joy sa puso ng mga tao lalo na ng mga kababayan natin sa Middle East.  I think it will be a success (The thought of bringing together these remarkable artists alone sparked joy in the hearts of Filipinos, especially our fellowmen in the Middle East.  I think this will be a success”. 

The Pop Rock Superstar adds: “It’s going to be something na magiging platform talaga para mas makita pa yung mga talent ng mga Pilipino (It’s going to be a platform for other nations to see the Filipino talent)”.

Catch Constantino alongside Soul Supreme KZ; Teen Singing Sensation Inigo Pascual; Pop-rock Band Silent Sanctuary; and Rock Icon of His Generation Rico Blanco plus EDM sensation DJ Moophs and EDM artist Xela together with Pop R & B performer Josh McCartney and reggae performer Emmanuel Marie as pop meets rock and as the Philippines’ pride meet Dubai’s finest for one music fusion in “One Music X”. 

Hosting the “One Music X” are Myx’s premier VJ and award-winning host Robi Domingo and homegrown favorite VJ Ai of Myx; and Ang Nagiisang Diyosa sa Balat ng Radyo MOR For Life’s DJ Chacha.

For tickets, visit Virgin Megastore and selected zoom outlets, Wall street Exchange branches or visit ktx.abs-cbn.com.  Save as much as 40 AED on your general admission tickets through the Early Bird discount until September 30. Tickets are at AED 135 for General Patronage and AED 245 for VIP tickets.  Purchase five tickets and get one free under the Barkada Bundle. 

Level up your One Music X Experience by downloading the event app - TFC Live - available on PlayStore and AppStore for free. For more information visit emea.kapamilya.com or facebook.com/TFCEurope.

For more information about “One Music X”, visit emea.kapamilya.com

Saturday, October 14, 2017

ESPN 5, The Biggest Sports TV and Digital Channel in the Philippines, Arrives



TV5 Network Inc., (TV5) and ESPN have announced today an agreement for a long-term collaboration to introduce a new brand that will super serve Filipino sports fans - ESPN 5.

Mike Morrison, VP and General Manager, ESPN & APAC, said, "ESPN" focus around the world is simple: to serve sports fans. This long-term collaboration across televison and digital allows us to jointly serve millions of sports fans in the Philippines with exceptional content and coverage. We are very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead as we bring ESPN's great content, and decades of experience in sports media together with a dynamic leader in Philippine sports broadcasting like TV5."

Through this collaboration, TV5's "Sports 5" will be rebranded as "ESPN 5", encompassing all sports coverage on TV5. In addition, ESPN  will license TV5 more than 2,500 hours of addotional programming per year from its portfolio of sports rights, original programming and studio programs. The companies will also join forces to produce a daily Philippine edition of the Iconic SportsCenter to air on TV5.

ESPN5 and the Sportscenter Philippine Edition will air on TV5's free-to-air television channels - TV5.

Speaking about the agreement, Vincent "Chot" Reyes, President of TV5 said, "Our partnership with ESPN, long recognized as tye worldwide leader in sports, gives us tremendous upside in the quality of sports programming that we bring to the market. ESPN strengthens our current position as the country's sports authority. It is also a testament to our belief that the Filipino audience deserves the world's best in sports content and programming". 

The brand and content deal between ESPN and TV5 is part of TV5's strategic effort to deliver the most comprehensive, wide-ranging sports in the Philippines, with Filipino audiences benefitting from the combination of local and global sports coverage, exclusive, industry-leading news and information programming from both ESPN and TV5. 


From left to right: ESPN's Raymond Lau, Chot  Reyes, ESPN's Emma Barnes, TV5's Lloyd Manaloto, and Patricia Hizon of SPORTS5

On TV, the ESPN 5 line up will consist of TV5's current sports rights portfolio, including the PBA, FIBA competitions, GILAS, UFC and the PSL, along with thousands of hours of new sports coverage and content from ESPN which include more than 70 NFL games per session. These include Monday Night, Sunday Night and Thursday Night Football games, as well as the entire NFL Playoffs. The Super Bowl and Pro Bowl. Alongside the live games, ESPN 5 will be able to feature award-winning ESPN NFL studi programming such as NFL Live.

Other ESPN programming included in the ESPN 5 agreement includes: 
  • Original, award-winning ESPN studio programs including Around the Horn and Pardon The Interruption.
  • U.S. College Basketball (including the March Madness® NCAA Championship Tournaments);
  • X Games, the premier action sports and youth lifestyle competition globally;
  • ESPN’s Big Fights library, including many of the greatest boxing fights of all time;
  • ESPN Films’ multi-Award Winning sports documentaries (including the 30 For 30 series);
  • Major conference American college football (including the College Football Playoff and National
  • Championship and comprehensive coverage of the college football bowl season);
  • IndyCar Racing (including the iconic Indianapolis 500);
  • NCAA college sport championships from baseball, softball, lacrosse and football;

The iconic SportsCenter Philippine Edition will be a unique, daily program that will be produced each day from
TV 5 studios in the Philippines.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Digitally Restored and Remastered STAR CINEMA Favorites Featured in "Spotlight Movie Box"


ABS-CBN’s Film Restoration group in partnership with Ayala Land brings Spotlight Movie Box, an exclusive movie-marathon featuring romantic Star Cinema films, this October 14 (Saturday) and October 15 (Sunday) at the Power Mac Center Spotlight in Circuit Makati.

Feel the kilig once more with Claudine Barretto and Rico Yan’s hit romantic movie “Got to Believe” and relive the heartaches of Popoy and Basha in John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo’s newly re-mastered in 4K “One More Chance.”

One of the country’s pioneer loveteam, Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa, also spread the love in full HD via their movie “Forevermore,” while Claudine, Jericho, and Diether Ocampo spread the chills via their thriller film “Nasaan Ka Man.”

Tickets are priced at P150 per movie. Movie goers may also opt to avail of a day pass for 250 and a festival pass for P480, which gives them full access to all movies, on the venue or online via https://ktx.abs-cbn.com/.

For the full schedule, visit www.facebook.com/filmrestorationabscbn on Facebook.

Since 2011, ABS-CBN Film Restoration Project has been restoring classic films to help preserve Philippine cinematic history. Together with Central Digital Lab, it has become the first restoration effort to be done within the country.

To date, ABS-CBN Film Restoration Project has already restored over 120 films, some of which were already screened internationally via film fests, screened locally via red carpet premieres, aired on free-to-air and cable television, viewed via pay-per-view and video-on-demand, distributed on DVD, and downloadable even on iTunes.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Philippine Cast of Internationally Acclaimed Musical "MATILDA" Announced


Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group is excited to announce the full cast for the internationally acclaimed musical, MATILDA. Composed of some of the finest musical theatre talents of the country, the cast is deep into rehearsals gearing up for a November 10th Opening Night.

Playing the title role are three of theater’s miracles: Telesa Marie “Esang” De Torres, whose most notable works include ABS-CBN’s The Voice, and the Les Miserables Asian tour, Uma Naomi Martin, who has made her theater debut in A Little Princess, and Felicity Kyle Napuli, who has been recognized as Outstanding Child Performer at the Gawad Musika Awards.

They are accompanied by a team of incredible performers who will appear as Matilda’s wacky and charming classmates, namely:

Gabrielle Aerin Ong and Maria Ericka Peralejo as Lavander
Denise Fidel Arteta and Chi Chi Tan as Amanda
Nicole Chien and Ella Gonzalez as Alice
Alba Berenguer-Testa and Chantel Marie Guinid as Hortensia
Josh Nubla and Miguel Suarez as Bruce
Rhythm Alexander and Ian Albert Magallona as Eric
Gabo Tiongson and Pablo Miguel Palacpac as Nigel
John Joseph Miraflores and Teddy Velasco as Tommy

 


But it would not be a Matilda story if not for the adults who give these kids many a reason to be naughty. Due to give some show-stopping performances are:

Jamie Wilson as Miss Trunchbull
Cris Villonco as Miss Honey
Joaquin Valdes as Mr. Wormwood
Carla Guevara-Laforteza as Mrs. Wormwood
Emeline Celis-Guinid as Mrs. Phelps
Nel Gomez as Michael Wormwood
Bibo Reyes as Rudolpho

And to complete an electrifying ensemble are:
Steven Conde
Tim Pavino
Rhenwyn Gabalonzo
Teetin Villanueva
Gerhard Krystoffer
Alex Reyes
Jim Andrew Ferrer
Gabby Padilla
Mica Fajardo

Jamie as the terrifying Miss Trunchbull has 37 years of experience as an actor to back him up. He has made the theater his home since the age of seven, appearing in numerous critically acclaimed productions such as Pippin, Almost Maine, Jersey Boys: The Story Of Frankie Valli; The Four Seasons, and Run For Your Wife. A fellow veteran to accompany him is Cris, who rose to stardom as a solo artist best known for her hit single “Crush ng Bayan”, and has since then has made a name for herself in the world of theater and film. She recently appeared as Alison in Atlantis’s Fun Home.

Joaquin is not a stranger to the Philippine theater scene, he started as a performer at a very young age and took a break from it working in advertising for 8 years. Now, he returns to the stage as Mr. Wormwood. Playing his wife, Mrs. Wormwood is Carla, who is a Miss Saigon alumni who has performed with Atlantis in many productions including NINE, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and AVENUE Q. Not to be outdone is Emeline Celis-Guinid who will be Mrs. Phelps, Emeline has started performing at 7 years old and has been seen in Atlantis musicals such as ROCK OF AGES, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, JERSEY BOYS and SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.

Nel, who will be playing Michael Wormwood, has been acting for 10 years, was most recently seen in KINKY BOOTS.  Bibo as Rudolpho, started his acting venture with The Ateneo Blue Repertory, was last seen on the Atlantis musical stage as Bob Crowe in JERSEY BOYS.

The energetic ensemble consists of many of the country’s most dynamic performers.

Together, they help tell the story of Matilda and her friends - a group of children who are determined to fight against the injustices of childhood, and are inspired to start a revolution that will change their destinies forever. 

MATILDA is directed by Bobby Garcia, Choreography by Cecile Martinez, Lighting Design by Driscoll Otto, Musical Direction by Farley Asuncion, Set Design by Faust Peneyra, Costume Design by Raven Ong,  Sound Design by Kevin Heard, Vocal Coaching by ManMan Angsico, Assistant Direction by Steven Conde, Assistant Choreography by Jim Ferrer, and Assistant Vocal Coaching by Rhenwyn Gabalonzo.

Presented by Promil together with Metrobank Card Corporation, Matilda The Musical will make its Philippine debut at the Meralco Theater, Ortigas Center, Pasig City from the 10th of November to the 10th of December this year. Shows will be scheduled on Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m and 8:00pm. 

The show is recommended for children aged 7 and above (children under the age of 4 will not be permitted inside the theater). 

Tickets ranging from P1,500 to P4,000 are now available at Ticketworld (call 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph). For more information, visit http://atlantistheatrical.com/faq.

Bellas Face Final Showdown in New "Pitch Perfect 3" Trailer


The Barden Bellas embark on their Farewell Tour in the new official trailer of Universal Pictures' musical comedy Pitch Perfect 3, (in Philippine cinemas January 8, 2018).

Watch the trailer at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/videos/1709968575744202/
YouTube: https://youtu.be/mL3GbwWcAfc

Now graduated from college and out in the real world where it takes more than a cappella to get by, the Bellas return in Pitch Perfect 3, the next chapter in the beloved series that has taken in more than $400 million at the global box office.

After the highs of winning the World Championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren’t job prospects for making music with your mouth. But when they get the chance to reunite for an overseas USO tour, this group of awesome nerds will come together to make some music, and some questionable decisions, one last time.

Pitch Perfect 3 stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Hana Mae Lee, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit, Kelley Jakle, Shelley Regner, John Lithgow, John Michael Higgins, and Elizabeth Banks.

Pitch Perfect 3 is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Adolfo Alix Jr. LGBT Hit Film “4 DAYS” Showing Exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas Starting October 18


Love holds no bounds they say, and for people who are part of the LGBT community, your first love is what sometimes define you and what you want in a partner. When things don’t work out, that love is what teaches you lessons in love and life.

Most of us want a love that lasts, a love that will be nourished and cherished, and is what’s in store in Adolfo Alix Jr’s “4 Days” starring Mikoy Morales and Sebastian Castro.

Set inside the spacious and beautiful grounds of the University of the Philippines Diliman, it tells the story of Mark (Mikoy Morales) who goes about in his first day of college inside UP, where he meets his roommate Derek (Sebastian Castro) and as the two go through four years of college together, with every valentine’s day they try to get through their feelings for each other while staying inside the closet.

For those who have had or at least tried relationships from within the closet, this movie is sure to hit you to the bones with feels.

Team Magazine calls “4 Days” a love story that is full of cautionary actions that demand to break free. “There is the irony that what you love needs to be hidden, especially from parents who could take your access to each other away. There is the tragedy of this source of happiness being one you deny in front of your friends, allowing a lover’s doubt to set in.”




Kinabukasan” to screen alongside “4 Days” - Those who will watch “4 Days” will also get the chance to see “Kinabukasan” a short film that won Best Short Film in the 2015 Gawad Urian, starring Superstar Nora Aunor and Alden Richards, filmed in 2014, it was part of the short film category in the 2014 Cinema One Originals and at the 2015 Hanoi International Film Festival. The story begins with Ernest (Nora Aunor) who after losing his lover, meets Niles, the son of his lover who has come to collect his things. What might seem as a simple encounter gets filled with tension, causing the two to discover what lies underneath the sadness of losing the one you love the most. 

An Ayala Malls Cinemas’ exclusive, “4 Days” will open on October 18 in Greenbelt 1 and Trinoma Cinemas.

"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Movie Poster and Trailer Big Reveal


Lucasfilm has just unveiled the new trailer and poster art for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, writer/director Rian Johnson‘s highly anticipated follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Check out the one-sheet below, the trailer at http://youtu.be/Q0CbN8sfihY and watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Philippine cinemas December 15.

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.

The film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio Del Toro.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman. J.J. Abrams, Tom Karnowski and Jason McGatlin are the executive producers.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is distributed by the Walt Disney Company (Philippines).

Pia Wurtzbach Signs an Exclusive Kapamilya Contract


Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is officially back as a Kapamilya after signing an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN last October 9. 

The beauty queen will soon be part of various programs and movies under the Kapamilya network including her regular appearance in the Sunday noontime show “ASAP.” When asked how she feels about being a Kapamilya, Wurtzbach shared, “I really trust ABS-CBN because I know that they’re going to put me in the right track.” 



Present in the signing were (L-R) ABS-CBN chief finance officer Aldrin Cerrado, ABS-CBN head of Finance for Broadcast and news & current affairs Cat Lopez, Pia Wurtzbach’s manager Jonas Gaffud, ABS-CBN chief operating officer of broadcast Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN president and chief executive officer Carlo Katigbak, Star Creatives’ head of creatives and director Olive Lamasan, at ABS-CBN TV production head Laurenti Dyogi.

TFC Celebrates Filipino American History Month with Triple Events on October 14


TFC proudly celebrates the unshakable spirit, the unique talents, and the united camaraderie of the Filipino American community via three major events happening on October 14 across the West Coast in celebration of Filipino American History Month.

 

Daly City hosts its very own Filipino-American History Month Celebration at the Marchbank Park located at 10 South Parkview Avenue from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. There will be food trucks, arts and crafts, a beer garden, several vendor booths, and entertainment from homegrown talent. There will be free parking at the DC Station Garage and Marchbank Park is accessible on the second floor. This is a free event and everyone is invited.

 

Entertainment throughout the day will be provided by Melvinsings, Maddie B, Mike Dayao, Jeremy Passion, Mistah B and Gelson, Little Manila Dance Collective and Kulintang Academy.

BA’s Desk Editor Henni Espinosa, and Correspondent Rommel Conclara, will be hosting segments of the event. Adobo Nation’s Tet Hernandez, Katrina Dimaranan, Hannah Tolentino, and Lee Robin Salazar will host the TFC Hour from 2:00 until 3:00 P.M. Headlining the TFC Hour is Drop N Harmony, also known as DnH. The group was one of the pioneer Filipino American R&B and pop artists that invaded the independent music scene during the late 90s into the early 2000s.

 

Drop N Harmony, composed of Jose “Sway” Penala, Darrell Seegmiller, Lionel Domulot, and Neomar Aragona is reuniting after a long hiatus to bring their signature soulful sound and seductive rhythm to fans who long for their music, and to a new generation of audiences who would easily groove to their songs. Those who would like to volunteer to help at this event may sign up here.

 

The Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture (FPAC) will also be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at the Echo Park Lake in Echo Park, Los Angeles. This festival is the largest and longest-running Filipino cultural celebration in L.A. Those who attend this event will be treated to the best of traditional and contemporary Filipino food, music, performances, and arts and crafts.

Apl.de.Ap, of The Black-Eyed Peas, and Jessica Reynoso, who rose to fame when she finished off as a finalist in season one of the popular reality competition, The Voice of the Philippines will headline the TFC show. BA’s Yong Chavez and Steve Angeles will also be there. Other guests and performers at the festival are Los Angeles Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson, DJ Virman, Kronika (Soulection), Anatalia Villaranda of The Voice Season 12, Bella Fiasco, Joel Quizon (Disco Manila), and many more.

 

The Global Tawag ng Tanghalan (Call of the Stage) North America Region Finals will also happen on October 14 at the main auditorium of the Ed W. Clark High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Hurados” (judges) from the Tawag ng Tanghalan segment of the popular noontime show, It’s Showtime, will cast their votes for the North America representative to the Global Tawag ng Tanghalan grand championship to be held in the Philippines. The hurados are Poprock Superstar Yeng Constantino, King of Teleserye and Movie Theme Songs Erik Santos, and OPM icon Rey Valera.

 

Alexis Amber Magsambol, Rachel Bergado, and Jamil Pidlaoan (all from California, USA); Marie Joy Amaro (Texas, USA); Jing Wenghofer (Illinois, USA); Elizabeth Sooy (New Jersey, USA); Abigali Natnat and Jean Pauline Aytona (both from Ontario, Canada); Danielle Jade Laganson (Alberta, Canada); and Venus Therese Ramos (Manitoba, Canada) are vying to be the North America representative to the grand championship in the Philippines.


The best of Filipino American talents take the spotlight in these three simultaneous celebrations of Filipino American History Month in an expression of a culture that is unshakable, unique, and united.

Click here for more information on the Daly City Filipino American History Month celebration. To learn more about the Festival of Philippine Arts and Culture, click here. For more information, on the Global Tawag ng Tanghalan North America Region Finals, or to get tickets, go here. You may also connect with fellow global Kapamilyas by following @KapamilyaTFC and @KapamilyaGlobalPR on Twitter and Instagram.

Young Designers Patty Ang, Mark Bumgarner and Michael Leyva Take Center Stage in METROWEAR 2017


In celebration of its 28th year, the country’s authority in style Metro Magazine presents this year’s Metrowear featuring young Filipino designers Patty Ang, Mark Bumgarner, and Michael Leyva in the highly anticipated show dubbed “Fashion and Artistry” happening on October 25 (Wednesday) at the City of Dreams Manila.

For the first time ever, Metrowear will be livestreamed as it highlights the exquisite works of the country’s hottest designers to showcase the future of Philippine fashion in the global scene.

In the last few years, Patty, Mark, and Michael are slowly making their mark in the industry, not just with their designs but also through their inspiring beginnings that have led them to their current triumphs.

Patty Ang describes herself as ‘a woman who designs for women,’ and her clothes are not merely showcase pieces, but rather real clothing that are both functional and comfortable, making a woman feel powerful and confident at the same time.

She said, “when it comes to designing clothes for women, you can make anything that pops out of your head and still call it fashion. That’s the easy part. The true challenge lies in how you can make a piece that will have a direct impact on how a woman feels.”

She designed Andi Eigenmann’s stunning white pantsuit at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival giving the actress a spot in Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List.

 

Patty initially took up Behavioral Science in college, although she already knew that she wanted to be a designer since her teenage years. She studied fashion immediately after graduation and strived hard to establish her atelier from scratch.

Her pieces are sleek, stylish and straightforward, boasting of crisp lines, modern silhouettes, and impeccable tailoring. Focusing on neutral pallets, each ensemble pops out with freshness. “I always try to make my designs as simple as possible, but not lacking in sophistication. I choose to maintain a minimalist and classic look to complement the effortless style of an eternally graceful woman,” she shared.

Meanwhile, former race car driver Mark Bumgarner has found his rightful place in fashion. Driven women find that Mark’s designs are a masterful blend of softness and structure that celebrates femininity.

At 13 years old, he made headlines as the youngest driver to compete in the Ford Lynx Cup Novice Class Tour, and was set on taking on the international circuit in Formula race car driving. His travels exposed him a great deal in fashion on the international stage.

Mark has since taken a detour, and now, he is the go-to designer of many of today’s local fashion icons such as Heart Evangelista and Maggie Wilson-Consunji, the very type of women he is inspired by -- bold, determined and unabashed about their beauty and sensuality. “A Bumgarner woman is someone who knows what she wants and does not follow trends. She is her own style icon,” he said.

 


He counts no less than the heiress of luxury crystal brand Swarovski as one of his clients. On her Instagram, singer and “Germany’s Got Talent” judge Victoria Swarovski was seen wearing a gown from Bumgarner’s Fall-Winter 2017 collection, and another from his Resort 2018 collection.

His designs were seen at the recent Star Magic Ball, worn by “Belle of the Ball” Julia Barretto, Janella Salvador, Maymay Entrata, Sarah Lahbati, Heart Evangelista, Megan Young, Tootsy Angara, and Jodi Sta. Maria. 

For Metro’s latest show, Mark features an all-new collection, taking on the extraordinary challenge of sticking to an all-white palette. It will feature voluminous, structured pieces that embody timeless glamour.

He emphasized, “it’s all about clean lines and classic feminine silhouettes,” adding that the focus will be on the craftsmanship, which is the basis of all great design. 

Another Metrowear featured designer is former flight attendant Michael Leyva who found his calling after his brother, designer Brian Leyva, passed away in 2010.

Known for his meticulous eye for detail, romantic silhouettes, and exquisite use of tulle, lace, and embroidery, Michael knows how to make women look and feel divine.

Designing a wedding gown is extremely challenging, because this is no ordinary occasion. It shouldn’t just look timeless and elegant, it has to make the bride feel beautiful, too. And this is where my strength, I believe, as a designer lies,” he beamed.

While he is greatly respected in the local fashion industry, Michael also looks up to other designers such as Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad and fellow Filipino designer Michael Cinco. Like them, he wishes to transport women to another world with gowns that capture their imagination.

Beyond the wedding circuit, Michael has dressed some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Kris Aquino and Anne Curtis. But there is one woman he hopes to dress up one day: Michelle Obama. “She’s the epitome of class and elegance,” he said.

The three fashion artists Patty, Mark, and Michael will unveil their exclusive collection at Metrowear 2017. Like Metro on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Metro.Magazine) and follow Metro on Twitter and Instagram (@metromagph) for more details on the much-awaited show. 

Alessandra de Rossi Finds New Love in Ivan Padilla in the Romantic Movie "12"


A movie about two people in love always has its audience. Majority of the viewers, if not all, most likely hope for a happy ending, but it's really how the story unfolds and the roller coaster ride and pull of feelings is one of the things you can expect, and more.

"12" tells the story of Anton and Erika, a couple who started out as friends for 5 years then became in a relationship for 7 years, making it a total of 12 years of being together. Anton is a commercial director, while Erika is a former band member who becomes his stay-at-home partner, lovingly and happily devoting her time taking care of her man. Finally, the day comes when he asks her to marry him... will they end up getting married and stay together forever?

Fresh from the tremendous success of "Kita Kita", Alessandra de Rossi plays the role of Erika with complete abandon, just like she is known to do in every performance. This film is an assurance that this award-winning actress really loves her craft despite her statement before about wanting to quit showbiz, which hopefully will not be anytime soon.

Playing Anton is newcomer Ivan Padilla who was seen as Hunter, Bela Padilla's boyfriend in "100 Tula Para Kay Stella", another blockbuster hit from VIVA Films. Ivan is related to the famous Padilla actors, but he's excited to show everyone in the Philippines that he deserves to be recognized for his own talent in acting. Just like Alessandra, he asserts that he has really put his heart and soul in playing his character.




In an interview, Ivan revealed that he won an award in a film festival. He acquired acting experiences in American TV shows, like "Dexter", and "CSI:Miami", "CSI:New York", and "The Closer", among others, and Hollywood movies like "Here Comes The Boom", with Salma Hayek. He is also adept in martial arts, particularly Jiu-Jitsu.

The chemistry between Alessandra and Ivan is something to look forward to in this romantic drama that is surely relatable to couples of today.

"12" is showing in cinemas nationwide starting November 8, 2017.



Alisah Bonaobra’s World Class Talent Has Reached Millions Worldwide


In less than 48 hours of posting, Alisah Bonaobra’s sing off performance video on our Facebook page has already reached 1.2 million views. It has also gained thousands of positive reactions from the viewers!

Watch again her powerful performance on X Factor UK below:


Edward Barber is MYX Celebrity VJ, Regine Velasquez is “MYX Headliner” this October


“Loving in Tandem” star and former PBB Lucky Season 7 4th big placer Edward Barber charms his way in various MYX shows, while Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez nests with the music channel as the “MYX Headliner” for the month of October.

After his first successful movie project with PBB co-housemates Maymay Entrata, Kisses Delavin, and Marco Gallo, Edward tries out his hosting skills as October’s MYX Celebrity VJ. The gig is his first project without onscreen partner Maymay, who became MYX’s guest VJ last May.

In an interview, the looker revealed that he asked tips from Maymay to prepare for the task at hand. “We know each other’s strengths, so I asked her what she had to do. She says not to worry and just trust myself. I was able to do that, so I’m happy with the experience,” said Edward.

OPM icon Regine spreads her wings for music fans as she divulges more about herself and her singing as “MYX Headliner.” Glaiza de Castro also shines under the “MYX Spotlight,” as she showcases snippets of her songs all month long.

 


Meanwhile, the “MYX Moves” Grand Finals happens this Saturday (Oct.14) at the KIA Theater. Tickets are priced at P350 (VIP), P250 (orchestra), and P150 (loge & balcony) available at all TicketNet outlets and at the Smart Araneta Coliseum box office. For inquiries, please call 911-5555.

Catch Edward as MYX Celebrity VJ on “Pinoy MYX” until October 14, “Mellow MYX” on October 15 to 21, and “My MYX” on October 22 to 28. Watch MYX on Skycable channel 23. For more information on MYX programming and the “2nd MYX Moves Street Dance Competition,” log on to www.myxph.com, follow MYX on Instagram (@myxph) and Twitter (@MYXPhilippines).

Matteo Guidicelli Jams with Pinoy Rocks Icons Ira Cruz, Intovoys, Passage and Nathan Azarcon on "ASAP" Stage


Actor/Singer Matteo once again wowed his fans with his music. Matteo took his new single, “Hey” on the ASAP stage last Sunday, October 8, with no less than two of the country’s hit musicians of 90’s bands - Ira Cruz of Bamboo, Introvoys and Passage and Nathan Azarcon of Rivermaya. With the 2 reuniting on stage to jam with Matteo since they last played together in Hijo band way back 2011, the performance was a remarkable one that definitely took the fans back to the golden age of Pinoy bands. Both Ira and Nathan have established themselves in the OPM industry as their bands conquered the airwaves and the music scene of the 90’s; and their alternative rock sound is one of Matteo’s musical influences.




Matteo’s sound in this single captures the interests of his audience as he brings back the 90’s alternative rock vibe. The song is about the typical Pinoy courtship story of trying to win the favor of the girl’s parents. “Hey” is part of Matteo’s new album which will be launched in his concert on the 30th of November at the Kia Theater. The actor/singer also announced his special guests on his first big concert; he will be joined by rising artist Kiana Valenciano and rapper Loonie and one of this generation’s sought-after female artists, Morisette Amon. On top of that, Matteo and his team also collaborated with esteemed directors, Direk Louie Ocampo and Rowell Santiago who, according to Big Bang Production’s Ms. Shy Sison-Vesagas, worked with Matteo in his sold-out concert in Cebu.




“Hey” was launched in ABS CBN’s MOR last September 13 and its music video the week after. It has been doing very well on the charts of the top FM stations since it was launched which is likely to be a hit just like his first album that received the Gold Award after his performance in ASAP.

Catch “Hey” and more of Matteo’s music at the Kia Theater on November 30. Tickets are still available @ ticketnet.com.ph.

KIX’s "R U Tough Enough?" Announces 5 Men and 5 Women Finalists to Compete for the P250K Grand Prize

KIX, the ultimate TV destination for action entertainment, announced today the top ten finalists of R U Tough Enough?, the nationwide search for the toughest Pinoy. This time, five male and five female finalists will face one another in the final showdown on October 20 (Friday), 5 P.M., at SM Mall of Asia for the title of Toughest Pinoy or Pinay and the grand prize of PHP 250,000.

This year’s R U Tough Enough? final showdown will be a first of its kind with an exciting battle of man versus woman. This is also the first year that R U Tough Enough? has a male and female ambassador, Arnold Aninion and Aubrey Miles.

Aubrey Miles, a fitness afficionado will lead the extraordinary women contestants. Under #TeamAudrey, the finalists are: “The Girl Boss” Quisha Mediatrix Baterna, “The Relentless Challenger” Maria Rachelle Gallmann, “The Comeback Queen” Mary Jane Garner, “The Doubt Buster” Alys Andrea Serdenia and “The Love Warrior” Joanna Marie Tantoco.

 





 


Arnold Aninion rugby player and body builder, has the job of leading the male contestants. Under #TeamArnold, the impressive lineup of male contestants are: “The Goal Getter” Chekhov Agayo, Baterna, “The Fitness Fighter” Ronald Jay-R Bolando, “The Public Protector” Christopher Dulagan, “The Fit-fluencer” Renz Lou Lagria, and “The Mighty Bro” Mark Anthony Jay Refugio.

R U Tough Enough? Philippines is sponsored by Fisherman’s Friend, the Powerful adult candy with added benefits, supported by venue partner SM Mall of Asia, gym partner Gold’s Gym, supporting partner Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation, as well as cable partners Cablelink, Cignal TV, Destiny Cable, Gsat and SKYcable; and media partners Philstar, Philstar global, WhenInManila.com and Action Asia.

KIX is available on Cablelink Ch.54, Cignal TV Ch. 133, Destiny Cable Ch.63, Gsat Ch. 18 and SKYcable Ch.63.

“Matanglawin” Demystifies Banaue


“Matanglawin” takes viewers to Banaue this Sunday (October 15) to feast with the Ifugaos during their Imbayah Festival, which is their way of thanksgiving for a season of bountiful harvest. 

Join Kuya Kim Atienza as he shows the cultural pride of Banaue through their games and rituals including arm wrestling and bamboo bike racing. Viewers will also get to immerse in the local tradition of woodcarving and understand the symbolism behind their display of animal and human skulls. 




Find out the real meaning behind the Ifugao’s “Bogwa” ritual and the purpose of the “Dap-ay” in another adventure with the country’s most awarded educational program this Sunday (October 15), 9:45am on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD. 

Watch online via iwantv.com.ph and skyondemand.com.ph. For updates on the program, follow @MatanglawinTV on Facebook and Twitter.

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