Friday, September 22, 2017

“Arrival: Ylona Garcia” Concert at the Music Museum on October 21


Ylona Garcia, MOR Pinoy Music Awards’ recently hailed Female Artist of the Year, is ready to make her mark in the Philippine concert scene with her very first solo major concert, “Arrival: Ylona Garcia,” on October 21 (Saturday) at the Music Museum.

The Filipino-Australian singer, who also won MOR’s “LSS Hit of the Year” award for the “O Pag-ibig” song collaboration with Bailey May, is all set to showcase her exceptional vocals for an exciting concert produced by Star Events and Aqueous Entertainment.

The 15-year old singer and songwriter rose to fame in 2015 because of her bubbly personality and great singing voice which viewers loved in ABS-CBN’s hit reality program Pinoy Big Brother 737, and she successfully went on to become the show’s 2nd teen big placer.

Now, the Kapamilya teen star is expected to bring the house down in this much-awaited musical production that follows the success of her first digital One Music PH concert held last year.

She is slated to perform cuts from her “My Name is Ylona Garcia” debut album released in 2016 under Star Music, as well as surprise performances that will uncover the ASAP BFF5 member’s versatility in music.

Alexa Ilacad, Krissha Viaje, Inigo Pascual, Bryan Chong, Janah Zaplan, and other surprise guests will be joining Ylona for this momentous evening.

Tickets to “Arrival: Ylona Garcia” are priced at P2,650 (VIP), P2,350 (patron), and P1,600 (balcony). For inquiries, call Music Museum at 721.6726, SM Tickets at 470.2222 or log on to smtickets.com. 

For more information, visit Starmusic.ph or follow Star Music’s official social media accounts at Facebook.com/starmusicph, or @starmusicph on Twitter and Instagram.

(Photos) Smart and PLDT Pay Tribute to Teachers in a Celebrity-Filled #GabayGuro Concert at MOA Arena


For 10 straight years, PLDT and Smart continue to honor our dearest teachers via a star-studded event held last Sunday, September 17 at the Mall of Asia Arena




The event was attended by local entertainment's top peformers headed by Lea Salonga, Regine Velasquez, Ogie Alcasid, Gary Valenciano, Sarah Geronimo, Jaya, Robin Padilla, Marian Rivera, Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, Toni Gonzaga, Piolo Pascual among many celebrities who sang and dance to honor and entertain the thousands of teachers from different parts of the country who attended the event.

The event was hosted by Pia Wurtzbach, Pops Fernandez, Andrew Wolf, and Markki Stoem

Check out some photos here:


(Trailer) "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas


For two decades, it went untouched. But the game always finds a way. Watch the new international trailer of Columbia Pictures' action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle now at http://youtu.be/aBKVi8lfM3E.

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Bobby Cannavale, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle opens in Philippine cinemas January 2018.

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…

The film is directed by Jake Kasdan, screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jake Kasdan & Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner. Screen Story by Chris McKenna, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

"The Good Son" Starring Joshua Garcia, McCoy De Leon, Jerome Ponce, and Nash Aguas Premieres Worldwin via TFC.tv on September 25


Witness the unusual case of love for family in ABS-CBN’s much-anticipated family drama “The Good Son,” where four sons fight for their right and seek justice  which can be seen in the Philippines via ABS-CBN, and outside the country via The Filipino Channel (TFC), with its pilot episode streaming simulcast its local airing, via TFC online (www.TFC.tv) in key countries worldwide.

“The Good Son” will surely stick with viewers’ minds as its story centers on four brothers who come from different families, and are searching for the truth to prove their innocence in their father’s sudden death.

Rising teen star Joshua Garcia plays the role of Joseph, Racquel’s (Mylene Dizon) kind and responsible son, who does everything to give his family a good life. His brother Obet (McCoy De Leon) is his partner-in-crime and serves as their source of happiness.

They live a simple, happy life even if they are not with their father Victor (Albert Martinez).  He keeps their identity a secret, even to his legitimate sons Enzo (Jerome Ponce) and Calvin (Nash Aguas), with the help of his legal wife Olivia (Eula Valdez) to maintain their good reputation.

However, just when they thought they can go in with their lives without knowing each other’s existence, their paths will cross when they receive the worst news of their lives - Victor dies after being poisoned, and his four sons are the primary suspects for the crime.

This marks the start of Joseph, Obet, Enzo, and Calvin’s battle to prove their innocence and testify their undying love for their father against people’s judgement and accusations.

Fresh from the success of his Star Cinema movie “Love You to the Stars and Back,” one of the series’ lead stars, Garcia, is thankful for the anticipation and support viewers have given the show even if it has not started airing yet.

Our whole team feels pressured especially now that we are on primetime. But we will use this to motivate us to do better in our work”, said Garcia.

The show will show how we can take care of and protect our family,” he added. “It is also intriguing that one of the family members killed our father. That is something viewers should watch out for.”

 


Also part of the stellar cast are this generation’s top teen actresses Loisa Andalio, Elisse Joson, and Alexa Ilacad, with seasoned stars John Estrada, Ronnie Lazaro, Jeric Raval, Alex Medina, and Kathleen Hermoso. This is under the direction of Manny Palo and Andoy Ranay.

Who killed Victor? What does the future hold for the families he left? Who among his sons is the real good son?  Don’t miss the unusual case of love for family in “The Good Son,” starting this September 25, which will be seen outside the country via TFC. Its pilot episode will be streamed simulcast its local airing on ABS-CBN, via TFC online (www.TFC.tv) on September 25 at 9:10 p.m. (Manila time). Catch-up episodes will be available via TFC online (www.TFC.tv) and TFC IPTV, in key countries worldwide.

For more updates about the show, visit TFC’s Facebook page applicable for your area. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC and KapamilyaGlobalPR on Twitter and Instagram.

"TFC Unity Cup" to be held on September 23 at the Chardonnay Golf Club in American Canyon


ABS-CBN International celebrates the 20th anniversary of Bantay Bata 163, the child welfare program that rescues children at risk in the Philippines. This public service initiative has already positively impacted over a million children over the past 20 years. Yet, more needs to be done.

The TFC Unity Cup, a two-in-one event, is a fundraising drive to enable Bantay Bata to rehabilitate the Children’s Village in Norzagaray, Bulacan in the Philippines, which has been inoperable for a while due to lack of resources. ABS-CBN Foundation International’s Managing Director Jerry Bennet encourages golfers to “help Bantay Bata shelter children in crises again. Join the TFC Unity Cup Golf Tournament on Saturday and help these children have a better future.”

It is shaping up to be a fine inaugural golf tournament at the Chardonnay Golf Club in American Canyon, California – the premier golf destination in Northern California, the greater San Francisco Area, and the Napa Valley. Fun activities, swag bags and giveaways, and raffle prizes await participants. Get the chance to win wine bottles, golf paraphernalia, Golden State Warrior items, and even a car or its cash equivalent. Terms and conditions apply.

Help build lives and protect children at risk. You still have a few days to sign-up at http://www.abscbnfoundation.org/, or you may register at the Chardonnay Golf Course clubhouse at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 23rd.

Pinoy Artist's Tribute Poster for “mother!” Officially Selected by Paramount


In conjunction with the release of its psychological thriller m o t h e r !, Paramount Pictures worked with Talenthouse, a leading open-source creative platform whose artists from around the world were invited to translate Darren Aronofsky's new film.

Each artist was given the audio from the first trailer as inspiration and the results are astounding. One of the 12 artists is Philippines' own Edz Gatula whose tribute poster for m o t h e r ! appears below.

Edz Gatdula is a talented artist who joined Talenthouse only a couple months ago and caught the Talenthouse and Paramount teams’ attention right away with beautiful, dynamic pieces. Edz’ work has gained instant popularity by other artists on Talenthouse, gathering lots of loves and comments commending his creations. Edz has been very grateful, humble and respectful amid all the attention.

Gatdula explains his process in creating his own m o t h e r ! poster: “As I saw the promotional poster of the movie, the first thing that came up in my mind is to use the ESSENCE of a classical art nouveau for my poster, but in a simpler form by having a limited color palette and flat shades, which I normally do in most of my artwork.”

Now playing in Philippine cinemas, the film revolves around Mother (Jennifer Lawrence) and Him (Javier Bardem) who live in a seemingly idyllic existence in a secluded paradise. But the couple’s relationship is tested when man (Ed Harris) and woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) arrive at their home uninvited. Answering that knock disrupts their tranquil existence and as more and more guests arrive, mother is forced to revisit everything she knows about love, devotion and sacrifice.

mother! is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

“My Dearest Intruder” Premieres September 25 on Kapamilya Gold


Who is the real intruder when it comes to love – the one who said “I do” or the one who got away?

ABS-CBN, the first and true home of Asianovelas, heats up afternoon viewing as it tells the tale of two women who will fight for a man who loves both of them at different circumstances in “My Dearest Intruder,” premiering this Monday (September 25).

High school best friends Sharlene (Aggie Hsieh) and Ria (Amber An) are so close that nothing can ever come between their friendship. That is until they fall for the same man – Ria’s childhood friend, Ivan (Melvin Sia).

Ria has been madly in love with Ivan ever since she can remember, but he however, has his eyes set on Sharlene. To protect their friendship, Sharlene decides to leave and gives way to Ria.

This breaks Ivan’s heart, but Ria stands by his side and helps him mend it. Eventually, the two get married and start a life together.

After ten years, their paths once again intertwine. This time, Sharlene is ready to fight for Ivan and wants to reclaim what she thinks truly belongs to her.

Will Sharlene be able to win Ivan back? Does Ivan still has feelings for Sharlene? How will Ria protect her marriage with Ivan?

Birit Queen Klarisse de Guzman adds color to the story of Sharlene, Ria, and Ivan as she sings “Wala Na Talaga,” the official themesong of the show.

Don’t miss the premiere of “My Dearest Intruder” after “The Promise of Forever” only on the first and true home of Asianovelas, ABS-CBN Kapamilya Gold.
 

(Trailer) "Red Sparrow" Starring Jennifer Lawrence


Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence is irresistibly hot as a spy temptress in her latest movie “Red Sparrow” on the reveal of its teaser trailer -  https://www.facebook.com/20thcenturyfoxphilippines/videos/10159337936880582/

Directed by Francis Lawrence (“Hunger Games” series, “Constantine”), “Red Sparrow” brings a powerhouse cast that includes Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons and Academy Award nominee Charlotte Rampling with Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts and Mary-Louise Parker.

Lawrence is highly-trained Russian spy Dominika Egorova in “Red Sparrow”, a devoted daughter who protects her mother at all costs, a prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit and a master of seductive and manipulative combat.

When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother face a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

“Red Sparrow” soars in Philippine theaters on February 28, 2018 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

“La Luna Sangre” Shines in 2nd ASEAN-Japan TV Festival


ABS-CBN, the Philippines leading media and entertainment company, showcased its biggest and top rating fantasy-action drama for 2017, "La Luna Sangre," in a special screening before delegates of the second ASEAN-Japan Television Festival held recently in Manila, Philippines.

"La Luna Sangre" is one of the most watched and most talked about programs in the Philippines today. The story revolves around the journey of protagonists Malia and Tristan, whose lives intertwine because of a prophecy made under the bloodmoon.

ABS-CBN also exhibited "La Luna Sangre" alongside the network’s other top dramas "Lost Hearts" and "Wildflower" and box office hit movies such as "Finally Found Someone" and "Love You to the Stars and Back” to content buyers in a special ASEAN-Japan market.

The company, represented by business unit head and TV and film director Ruel Bayani, also joined a one-day workshop on content and production that gave a market overview on ASEAN countries and Japan, and discussed new trends in program development and co-productions, new media platforms, and challenges involving cross-border policies.

As part of the delegates' final itinerary in the TV fest that ran from September 6 to 9, ABS-CBN welcomed them to its broadcast center and studios where they visited the set of ABS-CBN's hit noontime show "It's Showtime" and kiddie gag show "Goin Bulilit," met the shows' producers, and had a quick meet and greet session with breakout reality TV teen stars Kisses Delavin, Marco Gallo, Edward Barber, and Maymay Entrata.

ABS-CBN remains the leader in providing world class Filipino content and the Filipino master in localizing worldwide hit formats.

SMART Offers iPhone 6 for Only P999/Month


Smart Postpaid offers the most affordable iPhone 6 deal to date. 

For only P999/month on Plan 399, Smart subscribers can avail of a brand-new iPhone 6 and amazing line up of freebies which include:

P600 device cash-out per month for 30 months
One-time cash-out of P1,000 when you avail of the plan
3GB Monthly Data
500MB for FB Messenger, Viber, and WhatsApp
Unlimited All-Net Texts
20 mins All-Net Calls
Discounted calls to Smart/TNT (P4/min)

The iPhone 6 can be availed through the Smart Stores or through the Smart Online Store: http://store.smart.com.ph/view/1434/




For more details, visit https://www.facebook.com/SmartCommunications/

Monday, September 18, 2017

ABS-CBN Seals Ravelo Komiks SuperHeros Darna, Captain Barbell and Lastikman Deal with Partner Licensees

   
The Kapamilya network brings to life well-loved characters in Philippine comics - Darna, Captain Barbell and Lastikman - through its partnership with several companies, its initial batch of licensees, for the new Ravelo Komiks Superheroes brand.

ABS-CBN chief content officer Charo Santos-Concio, retail, licensing and storefronts head Lina Quiogue, licensing head Karen Coloma, and licensing cluster 1 head Julie Ann Gutierrez led the contract signing ceremony held at the network’s compound.

Fans can look forward to new toys and games, clothing, food and beverage, collectibles and novelty items carrying illustrations inspired by the characters created by the late Mars Ravelo during the Golden Age of Philippine comics.

Must-have Darna, Captain Barbell, Lastikman and Valentina statues, 20-inch limited edition premium collectibles are now available along with the coolest card game, “Darna At Ang Nawawalang Bato.”

 


ABS-CBN’s latest offering also includes popular gifts and favorite souvenir picks like tumblers, keychains, magnets, pouches, bagtags and pillows.

Captain Barbell and Lastikman toys, Darna dolls, and other Ravelo character-inspired toys will soon be created, as well as an exciting mobile Ravelo Komiks game app to be released early next year. 

Also coming soon is an exciting array of products in the beauty, fashion and home category, as well as a superhero-themed gourmet popcorn.

The new comics-inspired brand targets toy collectors, comics enthusiasts, children and families who are looking forward to the rebirth of these pop culture icons. Products will be available in various distribution channels such as bookstores, department stores and toy stores nationwide.

Aside from the consumer products carrying this latest offering, the popular Pinoy superhero characters will be seen in other ABS-CBN platforms – television, film, various digital platforms, etc. - in the next few years. For more information on ABS-CBN merchandise, visit www.abs-cbnstore.com.

Empoy Marquez is MYX Leading Man and Guest VJ for September


The ever-charming “Kita Kita” leading man Empoy Marquez stars in various MYX shows to excite and enthrall viewers as the music channel’s celebrity VJ for the month of September.

The former Mr. Suave proves that he is still suave as he takes on the hosting challenge of the month following "Kita Kita," which notched the highest grossing local indie movie after earning P300 million in three weeks. His knack for comedy will cheer music enthusiasts as he introduces the freshest tunes and talks about today’s hottest hits.

Rock out the rainy days with Journey lead singer Arnel Pineda as this month’s “MYX Headliner,” and One Music PH’s singer/songwriter Volts Vallejo under the “MYX Spotlight.”

Experience live performances from local artists such as indie rock bands SUD and MilesExperience, ballad/soul singer Dessa, and alternative pop rock group Moonstar88 in “MYX Live;” and treat yourselves to performance specials of international artists such as award-winning artist Katy Perry, American rock band Foo Fighters, and singer and actress Selena Gomez in “MYX Presents.”

Meanwhile, the “MYX Moves” semifinals happens this Sunday, September 17, at the Ayala Mall South Park. To vote for your favorite dance crew, visit myxmoves.myxph.com.


Catch Empoy as MYX Celebrity VJ on “Pinoy MYX” until September 16, “Mellow MYX” on September 17 to 23, and “My MYX” on September 24 to 30. 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).

ABS-CBN Balitang America Winner of Outstanding Coverage of Voter Engagement in 2017 New America Media California Ethnic Media Awards


ABS-CBN International The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) daily news show, BA (Balitang America) will join 11 other first place winners and 13 merit recipients at the 2017 New America Media (NAM) California Ethnic Media Awards in a Gala Ceremony to be held on September 19 at the PG&E Auditorium in San Francisco.

BA, which is marking its 15th anniversary, was chosen winner in the Outstanding Coverage of Voter Engagement category for its Election Day 2016 newscast and its special called, “The Fil-Am Vote”.

BA Executive Producer Troy Espera said, “The team’s efforts in 2016 resulted in BA’s most comprehensive election reportage ever. Throughout the entire roller coaster ride of the presidential race, BA kept the pulse of Fil-Am voters and showed what an engaged Filipino community looks like.  When the NAM winners were announced last Friday, I was informed that the judges agreed that BA ‘exemplified what the role of ethnic media should be during an election season.’  I am very proud of our team.”

Meanwhile, another Filipino winner is INQUIRER.net’s Cecile Ochoa who is a Merit Recipient in the Outstanding Coverage of Arts, Culture and Entertainment category for her piece, “86-Year-Old Fil-Am to Ride in Biker Rally, If He Ignores His Doc”.

The 2017 NAM California Ethnic Media Awards celebrates outstanding journalism on issues ranging from the environment, health and education to politics, immigration, sports and arts and culture.

A distinguished group of judges selected from more than 140 individual entries submitted by African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American print, online, and broadcast ethnic media outlets. A special panel of youth media practitioners selected the winner of this year’s Emerging Youth Voice award. The awards committee also selected four “Ethnic Media Champions” – individuals who embody the resilience and dedication of the sector.

Emceeing the ceremonies will be Martin Reynolds, co-director of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education and former editor-in-chief of the Oakland Tribune, and Odette Alcazaren-Keeley, NAM’s national media network director and former executive producer/co-news anchor for ABS-CBN International-TFC.

This year’s awards event marks the 10th anniversary of the murder of investigative reporter Chauncey Bailey, a NAM co-founder who was gunned down on Aug. 2, 2007 while pursuing a report for the Oakland Post.

Below is the official list of winners as announced by New America Media (NAM):

2017 NAM CALIFORNIA ETHNIC MEDIA AWARDS
Official Roster of Winners & Honorees

A. NEWS BEAT CATEGORIES:

1. Outstanding Health & Health Care Coverage:

WINNER:
SKYLINK TV – ‘Bay Area Today’ program – Danny Wong – “What is Cancer?” episode

MERIT RECIPIENT:
LA OPINION – Araceli Martinez Ortega – “Latinos & Diabetes” [series]

2. Outstanding Coverage of the Environment:

WINNER:
EASTERN GROUP PUBLICATIONS/EGPNews.com – Nancy Martinez – "Exide, Porter Ranch: A Double Standard"

MERIT RECIPIENTS:
LA OPINION – Jorge Macias – "Thousands in the San Gabriel Valley at Risk for Lead and Arsenic Contamination"
SKYLINK TV – ‘Bay Area Today’ program – Danny Wong - "Three-Color Bins" episode

3. Outstanding Coverage of Politics & the 2016 Elections:

WINNER:
KDTV UNIVISION 14 - Maria Leticia Gomez, Joe Perry, Luis Felipe Godinez - "En Espera de la Muerte" [Waiting for Death]

MERIT RECIPIENT:
El TECOLOTE- Alexis Terrazas & Atticus Morris - "Alternate Reality: Growing Acceptance of White Nationalism in Trump's America" / "Realidad Alterna: Creciente Aceptaciòn del Nacionalismo Blanco en el América de Trump"

4. Outstanding Coverage of Immigration:

WINNER:
SKYLINK TV – ‘Bay Area Today’ program – Danny Wong – “Under the Same Roof” episode

MERIT RECIPIENTS:
CHICO SOL – Bianca Quilantan -- “Door of Hope”
LA OPINION – Araceli Martinez Ortega – “Stranded on the Border, Without Asylum and Without Hope” [series]

5. Outstanding Education Coverage:

TWO WINNERS:
INDIA CURRENTS – Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan – “How Much Is Too Much? The Price Of Pushing Kids To Attain Elite Status”
SKYLINK TV – ‘Bay Area Today’ program – Jasmine Chen -- ‘Relentless Learning” episode

6. Outstanding Coverage of Arts, Culture & Entertainment:

WINNER:
KDTV UNIVISION 14 – Beatriz Ferrari & Eduardo Mancera – “El Pintor de Las Patronas”

MERIT RECIPIENTS:
INQUIRER.net – Cecile Ochoa – “86-Year-Old Fil-Am to Ride in Biker Rally, If He Ignores His Doc”
KDTV UNIVISION 14 – Flavio Lacayo & Eduardo Mancera - “Exodo a La Santeria” [Exodus to Santeria]

7. Outstanding Sports Coverage:

WINNER:
SING TAO DAILY – Mingyue [Flora] Xu – “American Boy Embodies Shaolin Spirit”

MERIT RECIPIENTS:
VIDA EN EL VALLE – Juan Esparza Loera – “Cabada’s Run Fueled by His Past”
KDTV UNIVISION 14 - Leon Felipe Gonzalez, Joe Perry – "La Cancha de la Esperanza" [The Field of Hope]

B. SPOTLIGHT AWARDS:

8. Outstanding Coverage of Gender/LGBTQI Issues:

WINNER:
MIDPENINSULA COMMUNITY MEDIA CENTER – ‘Talking with Henrietta’ program – Henrietta Burroughs – “In the Aftermath of the Mass Shooting in Orlando”

MERIT RECIPIENT:
SING TAO DAILY – Isabelle Yiu – “Chinese American LGBT Community Asks for Respect for All”

9. Outstanding Cross-Cultural Reporting:

WINNER:
EL TECOLOTE – John Morrison – “Frisco 5” series

MERIT RECIPIENT:
PAKISTAN LINK – Ras Siddiqui – “Jews and Muslims Hold Joint Vigil at the California State Capitol”

10. Emerging Youth Voice:

WINNER:
EL NUEVO SOL – Pilar de Haro, Keila Vizcarra, Grecia Lopez, Curtis Poindexter, Araceli Solis, Aurabella Hernandez, Lorena Roque, Daniel Shin and Michael Arvizu – “Young Workers/ “Trabajadores Jovenes en Los Angeles” [series]

MERIT RECIPIENT:
YOUTH RADIO – Emiliano Villa – “When Economics Divide Siblings”

11. Outstanding Coverage of Voter Engagement:

WINNER:
BA – Balitang America [News in America] – The Filipino Channel TV – Troy Espera, Danny Manansala, Rommel Conclara, Henni Espinosa, John Cana, Don Tagala, Steve Angeles & Gel Santos-Relos – Election Day 2016 newscast and “The Fil-Am Vote” election special


C. SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS:

ETHNIC MEDIA CHAMPIONS:
Jarrette Fellows, Jr. – Publisher & Editor – COMPTON HERALD
Joseph Orozco – Manager – KIDE-HOOPA 91.3 FM
Dong Kim – Publisher – HYUNDAE NEWS
Regina Brown Wilson – Director – CALIFORNIA BLACK MEDIA

At the September 19 awards ceremony, NAM will pay tribute to its ethnic media founders, original supporters and collaborators, judges and sponsors, with special thanks to PG&E, the co-host for the 2017 awards, and our three Diamond Sponsors: Comcast, the San Francisco Foundation, and the California Health Care Foundation.

ABS-CBN Captivates More Filipinos Nationwide in August, 46% vs. GMA-7's 33%


ABS-CBN kept its lead in nationwide TV ratings in August, bringing values-oriented programs and relevant news stories to more viewers in the country.

Based on data from Kantar Media, the Kapamilya network recorded an average audience share of 46% in both rural and urban homes, or 13 points higher versus GMA’s 33%.

“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” (38.6%) still led the list of most watched programs in August, thrilling more viewers as Cardo (Coco Martin) finally infiltrated the rebel group Pulang Araw.

ABS-CBN’s newest talent-variety-talk show “Little Big Shots” (35.9%), on the other hand, instantly impressed viewers as it showcased the wit, charm, and talent of kids.

KathNiel-starrer “La Luna Sangre” (33.7%) was also a big hit among viewers as Malia (Kathryn Bernardo) and Tristan (Daniel Padilla) continue to fulfill their mission of ending the leader of evil vampires Supremo (Richard Gutierrez).

Kapamilya network’s flagship newscast “TV Patrol,” meanwhile, remained as the most preferred news program in the country in August, hitting 32.5% and beating rival program “24 Oras” (19.4%).

“Wansapanataym” (28.1%) gave viewers a magical treat every Sunday and highlighted lessons of love, sacrifice, and bravery to Pinoy kids through Super Ving (Awra Briguela). “MMK” (27.4%) also gave inspiration to audiences nationwide with the real-life stories of letter senders, individuals who weathered different struggles.

Meanwhile, “Wildflower” set viewers and netizens abuzz with its wildest wedding episode and recorded an average national TV rating of 25.3% for August.

Also landing on the top ten list were Kapamilya comedy programs “Home Sweetie Home” (24.9%) that reflects the lives of ordinary Filipino families, and “Goin’ Bulilit” (22.7%), which is currently celebrating a decade of bringing fun and laughter to viewers.

ABS-CBN also won across all time blocks, particularly in primetime (6PM-12MN), where it recorded an average audience share of 50% versus GMA’s 31%. The primetime block is the most important part of the day when most Filipinos watch TV and advertisers put a larger chunk of their investment in to reach more consumers effectively.

The Kapamilya network also won in the morning block (6AM-12NN) with 40% versus GMA’s 30%, the noontime block (12NN-3PM) with 46%, compared to GMA’s 35%, and the afternoon block (3PM-6PM) with 43%, beating GMA’s 38%.

ABS-CBN also beat GMA in other areas. More viewers tuned in to the Kapamilya network in Total Luzon with 42% versus GMA’s 35%, in Total Visayas with 55% versus GMA’s 26%, and in Total Mindanao with 54% versus GMA’s 29%.

As of June this year, ABS-CBN TVplus has already sold three million boxes nationwide since its launch in 2015 and significantly boosted ABS-CBN’s TV ratings. According to data from Kantar Media, ABS-CBN’s audience share in Mega Manila increased to 36% from January to August 2017, compared to 30% in 2015, as more households are able to experience crystal clear viewing experience with ABS-CBN TVplus. ABS-CBN’s ratings in Mega Manila also rose to 14% from 11% in 2015.

(Trailer) “Red Sparrow” Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Irons, Charlotte Rampling and Mary-Louise Parker


Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence is irresistibly hot as a spy temptress in her latest movie “Red Sparrow” on the reveal of its teaser trailer which you could watch at  https://www.facebook.com/20thcenturyfoxphilippines/videos/10159337936880582/

Directed by Francis Lawrence (“Hunger Games” series, “Constantine”), “Red Sparrow” brings a powerhouse cast that includes Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons and Academy Award nominee Charlotte Rampling with Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts and Mary-Louise Parker.

Lawrence is highly-trained Russian spy Dominika Egorova in “Red Sparrow”, a devoted daughter who protects her mother at all costs, a prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit and a master of seductive and manipulative combat.

When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother face a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

“Red Sparrow” soars in Philippine theaters on February 28, 2018 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” Back-to-Back with “Can We Still Be Friends” on Star Cinema on SKY Pay-Per-View (PPV)


Star Cinema on SKY Pay-Per-View (PPV) brings the latest "kilig" blockbuster movies to Filipino homes as it presents KathNiel’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and Gerald and Arci’s “Can We Still Be Friends” from September 9 to October 6.

The P300 million global blockbuster features Kathryn as Gab, a goal-oriented career woman who has the perfect life and Daniel, as a free-spirited travel blogger and entrepreneur. Gab’s life is turned upside down when she finds out she is actually married to a stranger. She does everything to annul their marriage, but only finds herself falling for him.

Meanwhile, in “Can We Still Be Friends,” Gerald Anderson and Arci Muñoz, known as #TeamLablab, play a couple coping with the loss of their relationship in an unusual way - by staying friends with each other. This leads to a competition of who can move on first, but brings to light the question; do they really want to move on from each other?

Subscribe to Star Cinema on SKY PPV from September 9 to October 6 to be able to watch these two hit ‘feels’ movies. The offer is available to all One SKY, SKYcable, Destiny Cable, SKYdirect, and SKYbroadband subscribers via SKY On Demand for P199.

SKYcable and Destiny Cable subscribers can call 418 0000 or their local SKY office, text STARCINEMA PPV to 23662 or visit www.mysky.com.ph/starcinemappv to subscribe. 

SKYdirect Prepaid subscribers can also text PPV STARCINEMA to 236667, while Postpaid subscribers can text SKY to 23668.

Jennifer Lawrence Runs Away with Title Role of Psychological Thriller “mother!”


Oscar Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence adds a home invasion horror tale to her repertoire with Paramount Pictures' psychological thriller m o t h e r ! in Philippine cinemas September 20.

Directed by Academy Award-nominee Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), the film revolves around Mother (Lawrence) and Him (Javier Bardem) who live in a seemingly idyllic existence in a secluded paradise. But the couple’s relationship is tested when man (Ed Harris) and woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) arrive at their home uninvited. Answering that knock disrupts their tranquil existence and as more and more guests arrive, mother is forced to revisit everything she knows about love, devotion and sacrifice.

One of the greatest things that can happen to you as an artist is to be a part of a movie that starts conversation because it’s an original idea, completely unique,” says Lawrence of m o t h e r !. “Even though we’re shooting things that are eerie, the allegory is so much bigger. It’s what it all means.

There’s a million different facets to this movie that certain people are going to relate to, be scared of, intrigued by,” continues Lawrence. She describes the lure of playing mother, the adoring wife and muse to Javier Bardem’s enigmatic poet: “Falling in love is scary. Being vulnerable? Terrifying. Not letting yourself be vulnerable? Also, terrifying.

It’s one thing to make something lukewarm,” says Lawrence. “It’s another to make something scalding hot. This? It’s a Roman candle. An explosion. A riot of a movie. An expression. There’s definitely a moment in this movie where some will say, ‘Darren, you’re taking this too far’ and storm out of the theater. But I wouldn’t have been there if I hadn’t already thrown the script across my hotel room in New York and thought this guy is crazy. But he has to take it all the way. I think he was right to not shy back and be afraid.”

As for that Roman candle, expect an unsettling metaphoric ride that will shock and jar audiences. Lawrence’s dark summation: “A creator always needs a muse. As long as the universe is expanding, men will be using women.”

Rated R-16 Without Cuts by the MTRCB, m o t h e r ! is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

ABS-CBN and Kapamilya Stars Support Bantay Bata 163 Fundraising Show by Rocky Gathercole


Stars from ABS-CBN, dubbed the Kapamilya network, showed their support for ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. (ALKFI) - Bantay Bata 163 as it celebrated 20 years of caring for and protecting children in a fundraising dinner last August 12, featuring the works of internationally known fashion designer Rocky Gathercole.

Philippine Concert King Martin Nievera, This Generation’s Movie Queen Bea Alonzo, Primetime Hunk Ian Veneracion, young Total Performer Darren Espanto Megastar Sharon Cuneta, together with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Gerard Salonga, lent their talents at the event that paid tribute to Bantay Bata children and the social workers, volunteers, and donors who have been helping them in the last two decades.

 

In his speech, ABS-CBN Chairman Eugenio Lopez III emphasized ABS-CBN’s commitment to protect the welfare of children.

For 20 years, Bantay Bata 163 was able to successfully touch the hearts of a deeply sympathetic, compassionate, and caring race through the creativity, technology, and reach of media. It is an honor that ABS-CBN was able to rally its worldwide audience to support the cause and as a result, Bantay Bata has directly benefitted over a million Filipino children,” he said.

One of the people who partnered with Bantay Bata 163 was Gathercole, who was a victim of abuse himself during his younger years.  His life story was even featured in the drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK)”, where he was portrayed by actor Arjo Atayde.

Once again, Gathercole was able to share his journey from living in the streets of Manila to designing for international celebrities like Britney Spears, Katy Perry, J Lo and Beyonce during the dinner’s fashion show, which showcased his avant-garde pieces that were inspired by his life experiences.

 


Meantime, Bantay Bata 163 also reiterated its fight against rampant online sexual exploitation of children in the program. To address the cases of cyber bullying and child pornography in the country, the organization aims to seek partners who will help upgrade the 163 hotline, and will increase its online presence to ensure the safety of children.

According to UNICEF, eight out of every ten Filipino children and adolescents are in danger of being sexually abused online, making the Philippines one of hotspots for online child abuse. In 2016, the Philippines also ranked the “first global source of child pornography” and the “epicentre of the live-stream sexual abuse trade.” Through the fund-raising dinner, Bantay Bata hopes to continue protecting and saving children from child abuse as it has done so in the past two decades.

To date, Bantay Bata 163 has assisted close to 65,000 children in their medical needs, rescued almost 2,000 abused children and provided legal assistance to many of them. They also granted scholarships to more than 52,000 children and served more than a million children and their parents in community outreach programs.

The Bantay Bata 20th Anniversary Dinner was presented by Metro Society and Lifestyle Channel, in cooperation with Pass-It-Forward and Quezon City Government, to raise money and awareness about Bantay Bata 163’s new projects including the rehabilitation of Children’s Village, where rescued kids live as they undergo healing and reformation.

Bantay Bata 163 is one of the three flagship programs of the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. that caters to the Filipino children. For more information from the Philippines, go to https://www.passitforward.com/bb163; in the U.S., call 1-800-527-2820 or visit www.abscbnfoundation.org; and in Europe call +44 739 287 0779 or visit facebook.com/TFCEurope

 
 



Marvel at the story behind Gathercole’s designs on “Bottomline” and “MMK 25” via TFC IPTV and TFC online (www.TFC.tv)

See the rest of the official photos at Lifestyle Network’s official website: http://lifestylenetwork.tv/lifestyle-network-self/rocky-gathercole-unveils-new-collection-at-a-fundr

For more photos of the event, visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/abscbnfoundationkapamilya/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1483387485051040

Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow TFC’s official facebook account in your region, and follow KapamilyaTFC and KapamilyaGlobalPR on Twitter and Instagram.

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