Friday, September 23, 2016

Truth Comes Out: Jake Ejercito is The Biological Father of Andi Eigenmann's Daughter Ellie


Max Eigenmann, Andi Eigenmann's half-sister to dad Mark Gil just revealed what some people already expected about the biological father of the latter's daughter Ellie.

On Thursday's episode of controversial radio podcast "Good Times With Mo Twister," Max confirmed that Jake is indeed the biological father or Ellie and not Albie Casino as what Andi insisted in the past.


When DJ Mo Twister asked Max about Andi and Jake's on again, off again relationship, she said: "It doesn't bother me. They're always like that."

When Mo commented that he was in favor of them being a couple, Max replied, "Yeah, me too. And you know that he's the father of my niece, right?"

Max went on to insist that Jake wasn't just a father figure to Ellie:

"Yes, he is [the biological father]. They did a test. Yeah, he's the dad. He's the dad. They're co-parenting. That's why he always posts photos of my niece."

SMART Offers Free High-Speed WiFi at All NAIA and Other Airport Terminals Nationwide

SMART and PLDT officially offer their free and fast mobile internet at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminals 1 - 4 on Friday morning, September 23.

Free WiFi in all 4 terminals of NAIA adds to existing services in Cagayan De Oro, Bacolod, Iloilo, Roxas, Clark, Zamboanga, Laoag, Dumaguete, GenSan and Kalibo airports.

"All NAIA Terminals now have SmartWiFi. We are glad there is progress," PLDT and Smart Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said at the project's launch.

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said he proposed the free internet service to Pangilinan, who immediately agreed.

The government plans to offer free WiFi in 23 railroad stations, seaports and airports around the country within President Rodrigo Duterte's first 100 days in office.

PLDT and Smart is "on track" to help the government meet that commitment, said PLDT-Smart executive vice president Eric Alberto.

"This is a great example of a public and private partnership for the benefit of the public," he said.

"SmartWiFi will help in domestic and international tourism. This is just the beginning of our partnership," he added.


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Inah de Belen is this Generation's Maricel Soriano in OH, MY MAMA!


She started playing bit roles on several ABS-CBN shows before moving to TV5 to topbill some episodes of weekly series "Wattpad Presents". Now, Inah de Belen (she decided to change her last name from Estrada to De Belen as part of her advancement as an actress), is the newest big star of Kapuso network headlining its newest afternoon prime series "Oh, My Mama!"

A television retelling of a classic Valentine movie produced by Regal Films in 1981 starring Maricel Soriano and William Martinez. It tells the story of a teenager who suddenly takes on the role of a mother to five street children while in search for her father’s love.

In the series, Inah is set to showcase her dramatic skills which showbiz observers say she got from her parents John Estrada and Janice de Belen.

Inah is joined by Kapuso heartthrobs Jake Vargas and Jeric Gonzales.




In supporting roles are Gladys Reyes, Epy Quizon, Yul Servo, Ryan Eigenmann, Phytos Ramirez, Jenny Miller, Ash Ortega, Eunice Langusad, and Arthur Solinap with the special participation of Sheryl Cruz.

The five kids who will become Inah’s children in the series are Therese Malvar, Jhiz Deocareza, Bryce Eusebio, Sofia Pablo and David Remo as Tito.

"Oh, My Mama!" Trailer:



Under the helm of director Neal del Rosario, "Oh, My Mama!" airs from Monday to Friday, after “Eat Bulaga” on GMA Afternoon Prime.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Matt Ivan Oda Chopitea and Christian Lloyd Garcia: Murderer or Accomplice to Reynaldo Acaban's Death?


Both goodlooking, oozing with sex appeal, young and famous, and enjoying the best of their worlds. How come they're being accused now as the culprit to the robbery and death of Paco Manila Barangay Captain Reynaldo Acaban?




What went wrong?




Was it another case of hate crime?

Were they in drugs?

Was there a group or other personalities involved that triggered them to commit such a crime?


 


Christopher Philip Baes (not sure of his relationship with the two) tried shed light on what transpired between them saying:

Their gay barangay captain did not pay them exactly what he promised. Threatened them to expose their naked videos. The other side of the story must be heard too. The barangay official takes advantage of men who needs money and blackamails them for another sexual encounter. 





If that is true, how come there's  a scandal video Christian showing him pleasuring himself which he personally took and posted online? Check out on this LINK.

(Video) Jodi Sta. Maria Wins P1M on Minute to Win It


Jodi Sta. Maria became the newest contestant to win the P1 million jackpot prize in ABS-CBN’s top-rating game show “Minute to Win It: Last Man Standing” after completing her Ultimate Challenge last Monday (September 19).

I just thought I needed to finish the game. I needed to give what was required of me. I didn’t mind the audience. I went to ‘Minute to Win It’ to play, enjoy, and experience the game. The expectation of winning was not with me,” shared Jodi.

Jodi remained calm and focused while doing her Ultimate Challenge “Mouth to Mouth,” which tested her skill and quickness in pulling out a paper bill in between empty bottles without toppling them.




She took home a total cash prize of P1.07 million after defeating comedian Pooh in the Head-to-Head Challenge. Jodi said she will be donating her cash prize to charities and foundations she has long supported.

“Minute to Win It” continues to draw viewers nationwide and win in the ratings game, according to data from Kantar Media. Its episode last Monday recorded a national TV rating of 22.6%, compared to its rival program on GMA, “Wowowin,” which only garnered 17.6%.

Don’t miss “Minute to Win It,” hosted by Luis Manzano, weeknights before “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN. For updates on the program, visit www.facebook.com/minutetowinitPH or follow @MinutePHL on Twitter.

ABS-CBN Partners with Ayala Malls for First ABS-CBN Experience Store


Expect big things to come when media and retail converge to provide viewers and shoppers with the best in entertainment and retail. 

ABS-CBN Corporation, the country’s largest media and entertainment company, will give its followers an immersive experience of its shows, characters, and stories as it tied up with Ayala Malls, the premier lifestyle mall in the country, to open the first ABS-CBN Experience Store in Trinoma Mall in Quezon City in 2017.

ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak and chief operating officer of broadcast Cory Vidanes signed the agreement with Ayala Land head of commercial business, Jose Emmanuel Jalandoni and Ayala Malls group head Rowena Tomeldan.

The ABS-CBN Experience Store is the start of a strategic and long term partnership between ABS-CBN and Ayala Malls as the two companies known for innovation and excellence in their respective fields complement each other, with ABS-CBN delivering various ways for viewers to experience the stories and characters that Kapamilyas have come to love and Ayala opening fresh and exciting retail experiences through its malls all over the Philippines,” said Katigbak.

Meanwhile, Vidanes said, at the heart of the experience store are the characters and stories that ABS-CBN will bring to life - whether through immersive or digital attractions, games, and merchandise - and give visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of their favorite shows.

The ABS-CBN Experience store offers an immersive experience of the Kapamilya network by allowing visitors to be part of the shows they follow and play the roles they’ve always wanted to play. Also to be showcased is ABS-CBN’s wide assortment of merchandise that allows customers to own a piece of the Kapamilya stories they follow. The experience store will also be the hub of events that will allow people of all ages to spend time with their favorite Kapamilya stars.

The ABS-CBN Experience Store is the newest addition to the company’s consumer business, falling under the ticketed experiences category. ABS-CBN has been giving its followers chances to experience the company in other forms such as movies, concerts, mall events, and studio tours, and the recently launched mini-theme park Kidzania.

ABS-CBN is home to the nation’s top-rating TV programs, box-office films, and best-selling books and music. With the ability to harness the latest in technology and innovation, the company is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company with the biggest online presence among all media companies, and a growing list of digital properties. ABS-CBN was also first in the country to offer content online and on mobile, and even pioneered digital television in the nation.

Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus Join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton in The Voice Season 11



Singing a new tune as it returns exclusively to StarWorld this September 20, The Voice will be featuring two new judges for its 11th season. Joining singers Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as judges on The Voice Season 11 are R&B diva Alicia Keys and pop superstar Miley Cyrus, making this season the first ever with two female judges on the panel. Host Carson Daly also returns to present this exciting reality competition for the 11th year straight.

Alicia and Miley are set to inject the The Voice with fresh enthusiasm, with both performers bringing years of experience in the entertainment business as well as having distinct personalities that will complement that of Levine and Shelton well. Although Miley's wild-child persona initially seems at odds with Alicia's sophisticated cool, the two artists both have the skills and professionalism to offer contestants solid advice when it comes to performing and developing their vocal talents. Alicia and Miley are replacing Pharrell Williams and Christina Aguilera on the coaching panel for this season, packing the panel with a feminine power that will appeal to a wide audience and inspire more female singers to come to the fore.

Both Alicia and Miley are familiar to fans of The Voicebecause they appeared on the show on previous seasons: Alicia served as an advisor for Team Pharrell in the Battle rehearsals in Season 7, while Miley was chosen to be key advisor for the Knockout rehearsals in Season 10. Their increased role in the show puts them in a position to not only determine the best young singers in the US but to also groom them for potentially successful careers in entertainment, lending their expertise and giving them tips for navigating the highly competitive global music industry. Helping the judges develop the talents of their teams as mentors for the Battle Rounds are revered musical artists, including veteran singer Bette Midler for Team Blake, rock legend Sammy Hagar for Team Adam, YouTube success story Charlie Puth for Team Alicia, and rock goddess Joan Jett for Team Miley.

Charo Espedido, Head of Marketing and Programming at FOX Networks Group Philippines, said, "Season 11 of The Voice promises to be a bigger and more exciting series with the addition of Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys, two very talented and globally respected performers who are perfect examples of strong women who've changed the world of entertainment with their distinct styles. StarWorld is proud to be exclusively delivering this reality series to its solid fan base in the country and holding the banner high for female empowerment." 

The Voice Season 11 premieres on September 20 live via satellite at 1 PM, with two primetime encores at 6 PM and 8 PM. Catch episodes every Tuesday and Wednesday live at 1 PM with primetime encores at 6 PM and 8 PM, exclusively on StarWorld!

Game Of Thrones Dominates the 68th Emmy® Awards, HBO Wins 22 Awards



HBO dominates the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards with 22 wins, the most of any network for the 15th year in a row, announced today in Los Angeles. GAME OF THRONES swept the most awards with 12 Emmys®, including Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series.VEEP and LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER each won three Emmys®. The former won forOutstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series while the latter won Outstanding Variety Talk Series.

HBO's complete list of Emmy® wins this year: 

12 wins for GAME OF THRONES:
      Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Or Fantasy Program
(One Hour Or More)
Outstanding Costumes For A Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series Or Movie
Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series

Outstanding Special Visual Effects
Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie

Watch the latest season of GAME OF THRONES, Mondays at 8.30pm on HBO SIGNATURE; or watch all six seasons of GAME OF THRONESanytime anywhere on HBO GO.

Watch trailer of GAME OF THRONES Season 6 here.

3 wins for VEEP:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus)
Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series

Catch two back-to-back episodes of the latest season of VEEP, Fridays at 10pm or Wednesdays from September 21 at 11pm on HBO SIGNATURE; or watch all five seasons of VEEP anytime anywhere on HBO GO.

Watch trailer of VEEP Season 5 here.

3 wins for LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER:
      Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming
Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

Watch LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER anytime anywhere on HBO GO.

1 win for VICE:
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Program (Single Or Multi-Camera)

Watch both seasons of VICE anytime anywhere on HBO GO.

1 win for PROJECT GREENLIGHT:
Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program

Catch the marathon of PROJECT GREENLIGHT Season 4 this October 29 at 12noon on HBO SIGNATURE; or catch the whole season anytime anywhere on HBO GO.

Other HBO wins include:

1 Emmys® for GIRLS - Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

The latest season of GIRLS airs Wednesdays at 10.30pm on HBO SIGNATURE; or catch all five seasons anytime anywhere on HBO GO.

1 Emmys® for JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY - Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking

INFERNO To Be Released in IMAX Cinemas in PH on October 12


Sony Pictures Entertainment, IMAX Corporation and Imagine Entertainment has announced that "Inferno," the latest film in the Dan Brown ("The Da Vinci Code") franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format

The film, starring Tom Hanks as Dr. Robert Langdon and directed by Ron Howard, will be released into IMAX® theatres worldwide (including the Philippines), coinciding with the film's general release date on October 12th.

(Watch the "Inferno" Vignette "Langdon's Super Power" at https://youtu.be/gX2mXN7qKK4.)

"Inferno" continues the $1.2 billion franchise, following the hits "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons."

"Dan Brown's Robert Langdon is back, and `Inferno' is his most thrilling adventure yet with the patented Dan Brown twists and turns," said Rory Bruer, president of Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures. "We've had an extraordinary response to the film from audiences – it's testing extremely well. Ron Howard has made `Inferno' the most visually stylistic film in the series so far, with intense action sequences and cryptic dream sequences that will have audiences wanting to experience this film in IMAX."

"Beginning with the very first IMAX DMR® release—"Apollo 13"—IMAX and Ron Howard, along with the support of our partners at Imagine Entertainment, have created a longstanding and successful tradition of bringing awe-inspiring entertainment to movie-goers around the globe," said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. "Together with our friends and colleagues at Sony, we are excited to continue that legacy with Dan Brown's latest franchise installment Inferno, which is sure to thrill audiences when it launches this fall in IMAX® theatres worldwide."

The IMAX® release of "Inferno" will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

Academy Award® winner Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown's billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, "Inferno," which finds the famous symbologist on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to stop a madman from unleashing a global virus that would wipe out half of the world's population. The film's screenplay is by David Koepp, based upon the novel by Dan Brown. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are the producers.

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

PICC at 40: Asia's 1st International Convention Center Shines Brighter







The Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Asia's first international convention center, turned 40 last September 5 with a grand celebration at its Reception Hall.
 

Four decades after its formal inauguration on September 5, 1976, the PICC has stood the test of time to establish itself as one of the premier event venues in Southeast Asia. Witnessing the greatest moments of the past generations and hosting the most important events in Philippine history, the PICC has become more than just a national landmark, but a shining gem for arts, culture, history and entertainment.











Its biggest events include the 1976 IMF-World Bank Meeting, the 3rd Informal Summit of the ASEAN (1999), the 112th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (2005), the 40th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, Post Ministerial Conference and ASEAN Regional Forum (2007), 45th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (2012), and the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Meetings in 1996 and 2015. Other significant events held at the PICC include the 1992 World Chess Olympiad and the 1994 Miss Universe Pageant, and concerts by various renowned international artists which include Luciano Pavarotti, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Janet Jackson, and our very own Lea Salonga. Religious icons have also graced the halls of the center such as Saint Teresa of Calcutta and Saint John Paul II.


The celebration looked back at the grandest moments of the PICC. An exhibit displayed photos from select events, the highlight of which was the handwritten message to PICC by Saint Teresa of Calcutta, who was canonized as a Saint by Pope Francis a day before the PICC anniversary celebration.



 





Over dinner, guests were treated to an entertainment spectacle hosted by the talented Denise Laurel, with performances from Ballet Manila and top balladeer Christian Bautista. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor and Chairman of the PICC Board of Directors Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. spoke about the PICC’s legacy as well as the Center’s plans for the future.



 
 



PICC’s top clients and loyal partners from the private and government sector were recognized for their valuable support for the Center over the years, and PICC employees who have worked at the Center for at least twenty years were honored with Service Recognition awards for their hard work, dedication, selfless service, and enduring loyalty.

A special award, the PICC Gem, was given to acclaimed singer-actress Lea Salonga, for embodying PICC’s ideals of world-class excellence and global reach, and for showcasing the PICC to the world as the country’s premier event venue. She is the first-ever recipient of the award.





Governor Tetangco, Monetary Board Member Armando L. Suratos, and members of the PICC Board of Directors Pacita Rosalinda Y. Aguirre, Gabriel L. Cruz, Raquel D. Garcia, Cristina M. Sarino and Susan S. Villar and PICC General Manager Renato B. Padilla handed out the awards to the honorees.  The night ended on a high note, with a toast to the PICC’s next “40 years and forward”.

With the PICC continuing to evolve, the national gem only shines brighter as it  combines its rich heritage with a clear mandate and vision of the future.

For more information about PICC, you may visit their website at http://www.picc.gov.ph. You may also  like and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PICCManila/.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt File for Divorce





After 2 years of marriage and 12 years of dating, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are divorcing.


According to TMZ is report, Jolie initiated the move citing irreconcilable differences and is asking for physical custody of their six children Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne. She, however, is not asking for spousal support.


One of her attorneys, Robert Offer, confirmed the report saying: "This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its privacy at this time."


Sources connected with the couple said Jolie's decision to divorce Pitt has to do with the conflict in the way they're parenting the children, substance abuse, anger and his alleged affair with Marion Cotillard.


Jolie lists the date of separation as September 15, 2016.

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Look: Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza Captured Doing Some Private Hokage Moves





Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza spotted doing what only a real couple does.

Check out these (extra) sweet, cute screenshots of Alden and Maine doing some hokage moves backstage during their 61st Weeksary celebration.





 
 
 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bea Alonzo Snubs Her Best Actress Award from FAP Luna Awards



Two years after the Film Academy of the Philippines (FAP) committee decided to stop giving out the Luna Awards due budget constraint, with the supervision of its current director general Leo Martinez, resumed to honor the outstanding achievements of the Philippine movie industry.


Considered to be the Philippine counterpart of the Oscars award as the selection panel comes from people from the film industry itself, staged a very simple, quiet awarding ceremony last Sunday, September 18 at the QC Sports Club.


Capturing most of the awards was the historical movie "Heneral Luna" which won best picture, director, actor and some technical awards.


Bea Alonzo won the best actress award for "The Love Affair" but she failed to show up at the event.

Special awards were given to Jacklyn Jose and Congresswoman Vilma Santos.


Luna Awards 2016 - Full list of Winners:


Picture - Heneral Luna
Director - Jerrold Tarog
Actor - John Arcilla, Heneral Luna
Actress - Bea Alonzo, The Love Affair
Supporting Actor - Nonie Buencamino, Heneral Luna
Supporting Actress - Ana Abad, Apocalypse Child
Cinematography - Heneral Luna
Screenplay - Heneral Luna
Sound - Heneral Luna
Musical Score - Heneral Luna
Editing - Heneral Luna
Production - Heneral Luna


Special Awards


Jaclyn Jose in recognition of her Best Actress award at the Cannes International Filmfest
FPJ Lifetime Achievement Award - Director Emmanuel Borlaza
Lamberto Avellana Memorial Award - Mrs. Azucena "Nene" Vera Perez
Manuel de Leon Award for Exemplary Achievements - Director Herminio "Butch" Bautista
Golden Reel Award - Batangas Rep. Vilma Santos




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Rodolfo Magleo Reveals Sharon Cuneta, Mocha Girls Held Concert at New Bilibid Prison



Sharon Cuneta, Mocha Girls, Freddie Aguilar are just few of celebrities who staged concert at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) as revealed by inmate Rodolfo Magleo during House probe into the alleged proliferation of drugs at the national penitentiary during Senator Leila De Lima's reign as Justice Secretary by the Aquino administration.


"During the tenure of then-secretary de Lima, ang maximum security compound ay tinaguriang 'Little Las Vegas' and at the same time, 'Wild (Wild) West,''' Magleo said, adding, "It was called 'Little Las Vegas' dahil maraming concerts na nangyayari and [these were] not ordinary concerts. Concert ito ng mga celebrities, mga famous celebrities katulad nila Sharon Cuneta, Freddie Aguilar, Mocha Girls, Ethel Booba. I cannot recall the name of the dancers anymore, and several comedienne, celebrities."


Magleo, a former anti-narcotics cop who was convicted of kidnapping in 2004, was one of the 6 witnesses that Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II presented before the Senate on Tuesday.


According to Magleo, drug lords and inmates at the maximum security enjoyed various perks and privileges supposedly due to lax supervision from de Lima and the BuCor (Bureau of Corrections). - ABS-CBNNews



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Couple Alert: Taylor Swift and Lee Min Ho Dating Report #SwiftLee


Team SwiftLee in the works. How true?


In case you thought that she may take a temporary break from the dating scene after her highly expected break-up with Tom Hiddleston, you are so wrong.


It looks like Taylor Swift is at it again. And this time she targets Asian.


Several days after the falldown of #TeamHiddleswift, Channel News Asia reported that South Korean actor Lee Min Ho could be Swift's target for her next relationship. The two could very well end up together to form the couple that the pop culture world has been waiting for - #TeamSwiftLee.


Could this be the final series to Ho's on again and off again relationship with Korean actress Suzy Bae who is reportedly having an affair with actor Kim Woo Bin who she starred with in Uncontrollably Fond.


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(Photos) Drew Barrymore Spotted in SM Makati


On Tuesday, Hollywood superstar Drew Barrymore surprised her Filipino fans when she appeared at SM Makati to promote her make-up line Flower Beauty.









On Instagram, Drew posted a photo of herself at SM Department Store in Makati, saying that she was on a branding trip for her makeup brand, Flower Beauty.


"We're in Manila! #brandingtrip2016 for [Flower Beauty] exploring the incredible [SM Makati] and their extraordinary beauty department! #wow #wow #wow our whole team is inspired!" she wrote in the photo's caption.


 
 



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Monday, September 19, 2016

BARCELONA A LOVE UNTOLD Earns P130M on its First Weekend



Star Cinema proudly announced that "Barcelona: A Love Untold" starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla has already earned a whopping P130 million over the weekend.



Showing in 320 theaters nationwide, also stars Aiko Melendez, Joshua Garcia, Ma. Isabel Lopez and Joey Marquez.




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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Bollywood Arrives in the Philippines via ZEE SINE on Cignal TV


Filipino fans longing to see the much talked about song and dance, memorable music and glamour of Indian films or Bollywood, as it is known round the world, now have their chance to watch them locally through ZEE SINE over Cignal TV.

Aimed at feeding the hearts of Pinoy audiences with world class entertainment through high quality program content, Cignal is now home to the first 24/7 Tagalized Bollywood Movie Channel in the Philippines with Zee Sine. 

Available on Channel 19 with Cignal Postpaid plan 290 and up and Cignal Prepaid Premium 300 and up, Zee Sine promises to provide an all new TV viewing experience that will treat Filipino viewers with Indian films that are sure to inspire the hearts and souls of Pinoys everywhere.

Mumbai or formerly Bombay, India is one of the world’s biggest film and entertainment production cities in terms of movies produced and ticket sales and its global brand, Bollywood, is well known for its outstanding films with stories and themes that give audiences a taste of the vibrant and colorful Indian culture.  Zee Sine Bollywood Na Tayo! is Cignal TV’s reiteration of bringing to Filipino viewers the best shows that the world can offer.  This new channel is backed by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, one of Asia’s leading media and entertainment companies, whose film vault contains the world’s largest Bollywood movie library of more than 3500 titles.

With Zee Sine, Filipinos will enjoy a 24/7 treat of Bollywood movies showcasing memorable and exciting productions, song and dance numbers, love triangles, comedy, action, romance, innovative story lines and amazing cinematography, all dubbed in Tagalog, and featuring some of the biggest and brightest Bollywood stars like Kunal Kapoor and Amyra Dastur.

 


According to Cignal VP/Head of Channels Management, Sienna Olaso, “Cignal is happy with this partnership with Zee Entertainment. This partnership is a strong affirmation of Cignal’s commitment to provide the best Pay TV service to our loyal subscribers by providing them with world class shows and channels that cater to their diverse tastes in TV viewing.

Catch these amazing bollywood surprises on Zee Sine made widely available in the Philippines by Cignal TV. Experience Awesome TV with Cignal TV; experience Zee Sine, Bollywood Na Tayo!

(Full Trailer) FIFTY SHADES DARKER - Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson


Universal Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for the romantic thriller “Fifty Shades Darker”. Watch below:



“Fifty Shades Darker” opens in Philippine cinemas February 8, 2017.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in “Fifty Shades Darker,” the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015’s blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine’s Day and invites you to slip into something a shade darker.

When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.

Also returning from “Fifty Shades of Grey” are Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini, who are joined for the first time by Oscar® winner Kim Basinger, Hugh Dancy, Bella Heathcote and Eric Johnson.

“Fifty Shades Darker” is directed by James Foley (“Fear,” “House of Cards”) and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series. The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on the book by James.

“Fifty Shades Darker” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Filipinos Make History for Longest Marathon Watching TV at History Con 2016


Two Filipinos made history by clocking in 100 hours and 15 minutes for Longest Marathon Watching TV held at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. Francis Gerodias and Andrew Casano bested four (4) other finalists at the first staging of History Con in Asia.

Held in a specially constructed vestibule by Panasonic, the participants began the marathon watching their favorite shows on SKYcable a few weeks ago.

The feat was one of three WORLD RECORDS achievement mounted at History Con. History Con also gave Filipinos their first chance to meet their favorite HISTORY celebrities, enjoy the largest rally of cars & bikes, experience Virtual Reality Simulations, appreciate historical exhibitions, watch live musical performances, and their first sneak peak of History’s brand new shows.

Stars of History’s most popular shows got to meet and greet “Ancient Alien”’s Giorgio Tsoukalos, “Storage Wars”’ Brandi Passante & Jarrod Schulz, “Gangland Undercover”’s Damon Runyan & Ian Matthews, “Photo Face Off”’s Justin Mott and new show “Celebrity Car Wars”’s KC Montero, Joey Mead King, Marc Nelson, professional car driver Gaby Dela Merced & host Bobby Tonelli.

Lucky event goers were also treated to a photo opportunity with the gorgeous ladies of Star Magic Angels, Karen Reyes, Shey Bustamante, and Aiko Climaco at the SKY booth.

History is available on SKYcable Ch 67 SD and 165 HD in Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite and Laguna and Ch 201 SD and 722 HD in Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Baguio, Dumaguete and General Santos as well as SKY on Demand.

PINOY BOYBAND SUPERSTAR Debuts a Most Watch Weekend Program


ABS-CBN’s newest talent-reality program “Pinoy Boyband Superstar” immediately captivated viewers nationwide as its search for the members of the ultimate Pinoy boyband kicked off last weekend (September 10 and 11).

According to data from Kantar Media, viewers nationwide tuned in to watch the first batch of aspiring singing heartthrobs show off their charm and talent that “Pinoy Boyband Superstar” was the most watched program last weekend.

Last Saturday (September 10), the show registered a national TV rating of 34.4%, versus its rival program on GMA, “Pepito Manaloto,” which only got 21.4%.

The episode of “Pinoy Boyband Superstar” also rated highly last Sunday (September 11) with 36.4%, or 18 points higher than “Ismol Family’s” 17.9%.

During its premiere, viewers got a taste of what qualities superstar judges Vice Ganda, Sandara Park, Yeng Constantino, and Aga Muhlach look for in a boyband.

The lucky boyband member wannabe’s who got the judges’ sweet yeses were the Swabeng Shy Guy of Caloocan Allen Cecilio, Hunky Haranista of Valenzuela Ford Valencia, Romantic Athlete of UK Markus Peterson, and Kanto Boy Next Door of Cebu Niel Murillo.

Also moving on to the next round of the competition are the wacky Twinkabogable of Batangas Jayvee and Bjorn Mendoza, as well as the Proud Daddy’s Boy of Pampanga Keanno Dela Cruz, the first-ever contestant to audition in front of the superstar judges by way of Sandara’s “override” power, which she used when he failed to get 75% of the girl fans’ votes.

Just visit boyband.ph to get to know the boys better and relive their performances last weekend. Which of them will make up the Philippines’ ultimate boyband?

Don’t miss the journey of aspiring boyband members as they make their dreams come true in “Pinoy Boyband Superstar,” which starts this Saturday (September 10) on ABS-CBN. For updates, visitboyband.ph, like facebook.com/BoybandPH on Facebook, and follow @BoybandPH on Twitter.

What Makes Modern-day Mom Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Becomes a SuperMom


Moms are super women.

Aside from being the driving force of the household, many moms also play different roles in the work place and in the community. They are the ultimate multi-taskers, often having to sacrifice ‘me’ time for the sake of the family.

Balancing multiple responsibilities is a challenge, even for the toughest moms, but what’s probably most difficult is achieving peace of mind especially when they have to be away from the young ones.

 
What’s a mom got to do?

The answer is technology. These days, smart gadgets and high-speed internet can empower moms to be in control of the family’s safety and security.

Just ask Asia’s Songbird and modern-day mom Regine Velasquez – Alcasid. Mom to four-year-old Nathaniel James, more fondly known as Nate, Regine exemplifies the modern-day Filipino mom who strikes the balance between her hectic work schedule and her role as a family woman.

Technology helps me become a better mom,” she revealed. “Specifically, I get a lot of help from PLDT HOME.” Regine, who is also an ambassador for the brand, added, “They have a suite of products and services that are designed to give moms like me peace of mind through the power of technology. So far, super helpful talaga siya for me especially when I have to be away for work.”

 



Forefront of strongest connections at home

As the leader in digital innovations for the home, PLDT HOME designs its products and services to help parents like Regine effectively multi-task while ensuring the safety of their families. Two products which promote peace of mind among working moms are the Fam Cam and Smart Watch.

The Fam Cam is a home monitoring system which allows parents to check on their children remotely, and even communicate with them. The Smart Watch, a personal favorite of Nate, is a multi-functional gadget which kids can use to take photos, play music, and even record voice messages.

According to Regine, they use the Smart Watch to easily talk to Nate because he can directly answer calls using his watch when it is connected to their Telpad or a smart phone. The Alcasids also use it as a WiFi remote for the Telpad or smart phone cameras so it’s easier to take selfies or groufies wherever they are.

Regine also shared how the watch helps teach Nate to become more responsible and aware of his surroundings. Nate’s Smart Watch can come to the rescue using the anti-lost feature. He simply has to click on a button and the connected device will make a sound so it can be located. The Smart Watch will also vibrate if Nate goes more than 10 meters away from the paired device so if the Telpad or smart phone is with Mommy Regine or Daddy Ogie, it will remind him to go back to them.

Nate really loves his Smart Watch,” Regine said. “As a parent, this is a gadget na approve sa akin kasi I can really see that it helps us bond better as a family.”

 
New members of the PLDT HOME family

Following his mother’s footsteps, Nate was recently launched as the new ambassador for the Smart Watch.

We’re very excited to have Nate on board,“ PLDT VP and Home Marketing Director Gary Dujali said. “He represents the kids of his generation—perennially curious, smart and dynamic. Together with his mom, we look forward to reaching to more families and educating them about the ways technology can help bring them closer.”

Regine added, “Siyempre, I’m super proud of my baby boy! PLDT HOME is close to our hearts and as a family, we are proof that technology can really help make our lives safer and easier.”

PLDT HOME subscribers who upgrade to a Telpad plan automatically get a free 1Mbps HOME DSL speed boost, and for only an additional P199 per month, they can already top up with a Smart Watch. The watch is also available to existing Telpad subscribers. Simply order online and it will be delivered for free. For more information, visit pldthome.com/telpad/smartwatch.

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