Saturday, December 15, 2012

Angeline Quinto, Paulo Avelino and Sam Milby Love Triangle in "Kahit Konting Pagtingin"; Jessica Sanchez Manila Concert on February 14

Angeline Quinto, Paulo Avelino and Sam Milby Love Triangle in "Kahit Konting Pagtingin"; Jessica Sanchez Manila Concert on February 14

Angeline Quinto will star in her first soap titled "Kahit Konting Pagtingin" opposite Sam Milby and Paulo Avelino.

They will be joined by Mylene Dizon and Bangs Garcia. This series will also mark the comeback project of Star Magic artist John "Sweet" Lapus after leaving ABS-CBN 6 years ago in favor of exclusive contract with GMA-7.


Jolo Revilla and Jodi Sta. Maria now open their relationship to public. Asked if he is willing to marry Jodi, Jolo said: "Bakit naman hindi. Kung papayag ba naman sya dadating din tayo dun."


Jessica Sanchez is set to return to the Philippines in 2013 to stage a Valentine concert fellow American Idol Season 11 finalist Colton Dixon. at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on February 14, 2013.


Coco Martin's latest indie movie "Sta. Niña" has won the The Golden Crow Pheasant Award at the 17th edition of International Film Festival of Kerala in India. The award known as the Suvarna Chakoram comes with a cash prize of 15 lakhs (approximately $30,000 US dollars). 

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Get Ready for Ben 10 Omniverse this December 17 on TV5

Get Ready for Ben 10 Omniverse this December 17 on TV5

Get ready for a fun-tastic and action-packed start to the week as TV5 Kids presents Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 Omniverse pilots on TV5 starting December 17.  Catch Ben Tennyson’s new adventure with 10 new aliens and a new sidekick. Ben is all set to be a solo hero with his Omnitrix which allows him to change into different aliens. He’s thrown in for a loop as Grandpa Max teams him up with by-the-book alien Rook. Join them on their mission to explore a secret underground alien city. What adventures face Ben and Rook this time around?

Don’t miss the exciting adventures of Ben on TV5 Kids presents Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 Omniverse starting Monday, December 17, 10AM on TV5.

‘The Amazing Race Philippines’ Top 3 Teams Revealed, Airs Finale Tonight

‘The Amazing Race Philippines’ Top 3 Teams Revealed, Airs Finale Tonight 

The three-way battle for glory and P2-million gets more intense as The Amazing Race Philippines (TARP) reaches the Final Pit Stop this Saturday (December 15) after Talentadong Pinoy Worldwide on TV5.

After 12 gruelling legs which tested each team’s strength and determination to stay ahead of the game, the country’s biggest and most expensive reality show this year is set to begin its final leg in one of the world’s biggest cities, Davao, with the final three teams - LJ and CJ (team celebrity friends), Marc and Kat (team gym buddies) and Fausto and Dayal (team magbayaw).

The Davao leg promises viewers some heart-stopping action as the last three teams will be put to test if they can get past the crocodiles and dangers of a motocross ride.

The remaining three teams bested eight teams - reunited friends Sheena and Gee (4th place), amigas Saida and Jervi (5th place), magkumpares Boom and Cheng (6th place), father and daughter Ed and Angel (7th place), bombshells Dani and Mish (8th place), Alabang housewives Pamela and Vanessa (9th place), football brothers and Anton and Armand (10th place) and dating couple Crystel and Mykey (11th place).

With host Derek Ramsay, the 11 teams were able to explore the beauty of the Philippines as they traversed some of the best spots in the country. Kicking off the race in Manila, the teams journeyed to Ilocos, Mountain Province and Baguio in the north, Central Luzon’s Subic and Clark to the Southern parts of Albay, Cebu, Boracay, Sabang Island, Puerto Princesa, and Davao - in what could be the biggest and most exciting race of their lives.

For the past six weeks, The Amazing Race Philippines has become one of TV5’s most top-rated primetime shows for 2012. To thank its loyal viewers, the 11 TARP teams held a grand fans’ day last Thursday at the Kapatid Network’s studio in Novaliches.
The producers will also showcase the show’s special reunion episode after its finale on Saturday.

ABS-CBN 2012 Christmas Special ‘Liwanag ng Pasko’ Airs Tonight

ABS-CBN 2012 Christmas Special ‘Liwanag ng Pasko’ Airs Tonight

Kapamilya stars illuminated the entire Smart Araneta Coliseum for the annual Kapamilya Christmas special showcasing the network’s stellar cast in full force. Non-stop cheers of friends and fans thundered as the well-loved Kapamilyas performed and hosted the show. 

The network’s big bosses were present to witness the spectacle of performances at the two-part special “Liwanag ng Pasko : The 2012 ABS-CBN Christmas Special,” which will air this December 15 (Saturday) and December 16 (Sunday) at 9:30 pm.

With hosts Boy Abunda, Ai-ai de las Alas, Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Robi Domingo and Venus Raj, the show opened with “Ang Kwento ng Pasko Noon at Ngayon” narrated by John Lloyd Cruz followed by Christmas songs played by marching bands and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra lead by Ryan Cayabyab.

The stage was heated up by the “ABS-CBN rockers” Bamboo, Nyoy Volante, Sam Milby, Vina Morales, Paolo Valenciano, Jovit Valdivino, Karylle, Sam Concepcion, Yeng Constantino and Aiza Seguerra who did a medley of popular rock songs that everyone sang along with Gary Valenciano lead in a powerful number, a Christmas gospel medley with the “Kapamilya kids” and the Hail Mary the Queen Choir.


The Star Magic family rendered a grand production number participated in by their stunning men and women dressed in gowns and suits while doing a medley of popular dances, while the others sang. Non-stop songs and dances followed after and as a finale, Jed Madela went “Gangnam Style” together with the “Kapamilya Comedians” including Ryan Bang, Jayson, Melai, Pooh and Pokwang.

The lead stars in the upcoming Metro Manila Film Festival did a special number. In tow were Enchong Dee, Julia Montes and Enrique Gil for the film “The Strangers”, Angelica Panganiban and Zanjoe Marudo for “One More Try” and Vice Ganda did a stand-up comedy to promote “Sisterakas” with co-stars Kris Aquino and Aiai de las Alas.


The audience went crazy when the top-rating teleserye stars went up the stage who sang to the tune of favorite love songs. These love teams were Daniel Padilla, Kathryn Bernardo and Enrique Gil of “Princess and I;” Ella Cruz, Francis Magundayao and Paul Salas of “Aryana;” Matteo Guidicelli and Jessy Mediola of “Precious Hearts Romances presents Paraiso;” Maja Salvador, Enchong Dee, Kim Chiu and Xian Lim of “Ina, Kapatid, Anak;” Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap of “Be Careful With My Heart;” Dawn Zulueta, Richard Gomez, Julia Montes and Paulo Avelino of “Walang Hanggan;” John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo and John Estrada of “A Beautiful Affair;” Piolo Pascual, Angelica Panganiban and Diether Ocampo of upcoming teleserye “Apoy Sa Dagat”.


“Kapamilya singers” Zsa-Zsa Padilla, Martin Nievera, Karylle, Richard Poon, Christian Bautista, Jericho Rosales, Sitti, Princess, Juris, Kean Cipriano Aiza Seguerra and Zia Quizon and “Star Magic singers” Jovit Baldivino, Vina Morales, K-La Rivera, JM Rodriguez, Yeng Constantino, Bugoy Drilon, Marcelito Pomoy, Jed Madela, Eric Santos, Carla Guevarra, Liezl Garcia and Angeline Quinto serenaded everyone with their wonderful voices.

The “Kapamila Gift-Together” was launched that evening. It helps you stay connected with your loved ones abroad by sending them your Christmas wish list . And for our overseas Kapamilyas, this is a unique and a Kapamilya way of sending gifts to loved ones in the Philippines.

Songs which became popular during the year were performed by Toni Gonzaga, KC Concepcion, Nikki Gil, Jhong Hilario, Iya Villania, Gab Valenciano, Jugz, Teddy and Gloc 9 . This number made everyone stand on their feet to sing and dance along.

The loudest applause was given to a special number by four of our world-class Filipina divas, Lea Salonga, Lani Misalucha, Sarah Geronimo and Angeline Quinto who were brought together on stage for the first time.


The loudest shrills were heard during the “Kapamilya leading men” segment where each actor sang an excerpt from songs by Pinoy 90s bands. They surprised their audience by giving cards and flowers to chosen ladies from the audience. Piolo Pascual handed over his card and flower to ABS-CBN president and CEO-elect Charo Santos-Concio.


The “Kapamilya leading ladies” will not miss the chance to show the audience what they’ve got by rendering a classic yet sexy dance number. The “Dramatic Divas” Maricel Soriano, Dawn Zulueta and Judy Ann Santos also sang for their loyal followers.

The Kapamilya’s newest teleseryes for 2013 were also introduced that night — “Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw” which stars Robin Padilla, Kris Aquino and Anne Curtis; “May Isang Pangarap” of new child stars bagong Sarah Labrosa and Julia Base, together with Carmina Villaroel and Vina Morales; “Apoy Sa Dagat” starring Piolo, Angelica and Diether and “Juan de la Cruz” headed by Coco Martin.

Some heart-warming vtrs were also shown – teary-eyed Pokwang and Goin’ Bulilit kids who visited some cancer patients and video greetings from kababayans abroad who all miss their loved ones in the country. Through TFC, they feel like they’re home this Christmas.

The evening’s highlight was ABS-CBN president and CEO-elect Charo Santos-Concio’s speech which emphasized Jesus as the Prince of Light who is the reason for our celebration. ABS-CBN chairman and CEO Gabby Lopez and ABS-CBN channel 2 head Cory Vidanes went up the stage for the finale number of the Christmas station id and sang along with the Kapamilya stars and performers.


Feel the Christmas spirit Kapamilya-style, join in the celebration this weekend for the “Liwanag ng Pasko : The 2012 ABS-CBN Christmas Special,” on December 15 (Saturday) after “Maalaala Mo Kaya” and 16 (Sunday), after “Sarah G Live!” on ABS-CBN. 

Vault Magazine Awarded as Asia’s Best New Magazine

Vault Magazine Awarded as Asia’s Best New Magazine

ABS-CBN Publishing’s Vault, a lifestyle magazine for the modern, sophisticated man, was named winner of Best New Magazine at the 2012 Asian Publishing Awards (APA), held recently in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It also received an excellence award in the category Best in Design, Layout and Presentation.

The Asian Publishing Awards recognizes best multimedia practices in magazine, book, and corporate communications sectors. This year, the APA winners were culled from a strong field of 157 entries involving 34 media companies from 8 countries.

At the ceremony, Vault was cited for “addressing a clearly defined target of upscale, high net worth Filipino males. The publishers have identified a gap and created a fresh looking format.”

We operate in a very crowded media landscape where it is getting more and more challenging to engage multitasking readers. This is why we are very proud of Vault magazine’s achievements since it launched last year. This recognition reaffirms our belief that great content, innovation and the unyielding commitment to fulfill the needs of our readers will make the difference in today’s busy marketplace. Vault, the new player- the rookie brand, made a difference. For an organization that takes pride in building successful homegrown brands amidst so many local and foreign players, this is a remarkable feat,” said Christina Lopez, Content Director and Head of Marketing for ABS-CBN Publishing, in her acceptance remarks.

Anticipating the rapid growth in viewing magazines online, ABS-CBN Publishing simultaneously launched the magazine’s print and digital edition in May 2011, a first in the local publishing industry. Vault’s editorial team is led by broadcast journalist and host David Celdran as Editor in Chief, with Karl FM Castro as Art Director.

Celdran saw Vault’s win as a “nice surprise.”

Indeed, Asia is experiencing the most dynamic growth in publishing in the world. To be chosen as the best new magazine in this highly competitive region can only be seen as an honor not just for ABS-CBN, but for the Philippine publishing industry as well,” he added.

Since its release in 2011, it has developed a strong following among its niche audience.

It builds around in-depth content on global luxury brands, unique experiences, and fine products that represent the best achievements of the human hand. Its approach to luxury is informed by creativity, craftsmanship, passion, and heritage.

Seeing the award as an inspiration for the magazine and its staff, Celdran said, “Vault will continue to stick to its core identity: a visually driven and highly informative magazine for readers with refined tastes. But the award reminds us that our appeal is global as well. In the coming issues, expect even more international content as we continue to cover the most exclusive experiences and premium products around the globe.”

Vault is available in good bookshops nationwide. The digital edition is available on and through the iTunes App Store.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Soft Opens in Time for the Holidays

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Soft Opens in Time for the Holidays

Discover true elegance at the new Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila. Soft opening on December 15, this new hotel will create an atmosphere of tranquility, subdued elegance and new expression of cosmopolitan life at its finest in the vibrant and green Filinvest City.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila, 15 minutes from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, is located in the main gateway of the progressive Calabarzon region. It is right at the center of world-class shopping, dining and entertainment locales, golf courses and theme parks. For business, the hotel is just minutes away from key economic zones and information technology parks and 20 minutes from Makati.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila, is an urban sanctuary housed in the most stunning tower complex ever to grace Filinvest City, Alabang. Its iconic architecture in the heart of this cosmopolitan city makes it a landmark hotel in Southern Metro Manila. It offers savvy business and leisure travellers an elegant lifestyle of live-work-shop-play seamlessly. With its hub location, it is an ideal venue for momentous social and business events. Discerning guests will enjoy the convenience of a deluxe hotel complemented by diverse dining options, upscale shopping and entertainment within the city.


At the new Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, anextraordinary experience awaits eachtraveler. It is in the stylish rooms, the modern amenities, chic lobby, exceptional dining and stellar service, all set against the backdrop of a vibrant metropolis. And at the heart of it all is a cosmopolitan spirit and gracious Filipino hospitality, creating unforgettable moments for every guest.

The guestrooms, with its rich and contemporary aesthetics, willappeal to people who appreciate cutting-edge touches without sacrificing comfort, familiarity and homeliness. All 345 guestrooms, 20 of which are suites, are done in champagne and earth tones and are equipped with amenities adhering to international standards. Any guest can delight in the utmost comfort of superbly delicate linens and pillows and indulge in luxury conveniences such as high-speed Wi-Fi, 40-inch LED television with DVD player among others. The room air-conditioning system is equipped with energy recovery ventilation (ERV) technology that allows improvement of air quality by way of continuous circulation of fresh air. Executive and Suite roomguests enjoy premium services and amenities for an exclusive “Crimson lifestyle” experience with access to the Executive Lounge at the top floor of the hotel.

Guests will enjoy international dishes at Café Eight, the all-day dining restaurant, delectable sandwiches and treats at The Lobby Lounge. Unwind atThe Deck Bar, an open-air dining and exquisite cocktail bar that features DedonNestrest loungers, perfect for relaxation and engaging conversation.

The hotel will also offer a 564-square-meter Crimson Grand Ballroom accommodating up to 500 for a cocktail reception and 300 for dinner; 6 meeting rooms with state-of-the-art audio visual facilities; a full-service business center and concierge services.


The hotel is owned by FilinvestAlabang, Inc. as a development of FDC Hotels, Inc. It is proudly managed and operated with distinction by FilArchipelago Hospitality, Inc. (FHI). FDH Hotels Inc. has been in the forefront of tourism development in the Philippines with its current inventory of three hotels notably: Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan and Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila under its homegrown 5-star Crimson brand and Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu under its 3-star Quest brand. Their goal is to manage and operate over 1,000 rooms by yearend and develop more properties in key destinations such as Manila, Tagaytay and Boracay. In 2014, it will embark on managing another world-class property- a 190 room resort in Boracay under the Crimson brand. Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila was master planned by the world-renowned Architectural and Interior Design firm of Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG) from California.

Experience a taste of world-class hospitality at the new Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila. For more information, contact 863-2222 or book online at or email Visit or follow @Crimson_Alabang for fabulous updates. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

‘Juan dela Cruz’ Trailer Starring Coco Martin and Erich Gonzales

‘Juan dela Cruz’ Trailer Starring Coco Martin and Erich Gonzales

Here is the teaser trailer for Coco Martin's upcoming superhero-serye entitled “Juan dela Cruz.”

“Juan dela Cruz,” about an "aswang" slayer to be played by Coco, will be ABS-CBN's opening salvo for 2013.

Joining Coco are Erich Gonzales, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Albert Martinez, Joel Torre, Louise Abuel, Lotlot de Leon, Arron Villaflor, Neil Coleta, Jaime Fabregas, Izzy Canillo and Ms. Gina Pareno.

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Hayden Kho Courting Sarah Geronimo; ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2012 Video

Hayden Kho Courting Sarah Geronimo; ABS-CBN Christmas Special 2012 Video

Is Hayden Kho eyeing on Sarah Geronimo?

Sarah personally denied the rumor saying, "Wala naman po," during the ABS-CBN Christmas Special taping held Tuesday night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The rumor started following Hayden's guesting on "Sarah G Live" last November 25.


Vhong Navarro and Jed Madela performed right before their 9,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) fans who gathered at the Cobra Amusement Park during 18th Filipino Community Day last December 7 in Damman, Saudi Arabia.

Dubbed “Kantawanan sa Dammam,” the event was organized by the Saudi Arabia Hiligaynon, Inc. (SAHI) in partnership with the ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel (TFC).


Leyte Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez and Saranggani Congressman Manny Pacquiao both voted "No" against the passage of the Reproductive Health Bill.


Kapamilya stars gathered at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Tuesday night, December 11, for the much-awaited ABS-CBN Christmas 2012 TV Special to be aired on Saturday and Sunday nights (December 15 and 16).

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Piolo Pascual Releases ‘Decades III: Best of OPM’ Album

Piolo Pascual Releases ‘Decades III: Best of OPM’ Album

Philippines’ Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual will serenade the hopeless romantic Pinoys this Christmas season as he releases his eighth album from Star Records and the third installment of his certified platinum hit and award-winning album series “Decades.”

The “Decades III: Best of OPM” grand album launch will happen this Sunday (December 16) afternoon in “ASAP 2012.” Featured in Piolo’s latest album are his heartfelt renditions of 12 of the greatest Filipinos love songs of the 70’s, 80′s, and 90′s including ‘Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos’ by Gary Valenciano, ‘Be My Lady’ by Martin Nievera, ‘Kailangan Kita’ by Leah Navarro, ‘Paminsan-minsan’ by Richard Reynoso, ‘Leaving Yesterday Behind’ by Keno, ‘Hindi Magbabago’ by Randy Santiago, ‘Ikaw Lang’ by Chad Borja, ‘Kapalaran’ by Rico Puno, ‘Kung Kailangan Mo Ako’ by Rey Valera, ‘Kastilyong Buhangin’ by Basil Valdez, ‘Sa Kanya’ by Ogie Alcasid and its carrier single ‘Ayoko Na Sana,’ which was popularized by Ariel Rivera.

“Decades III: Best of OPM” album is now available on all record bars nationwide at only P350. The tracks can also be downloaded via and on iTunes. For more information about “Decades III: Best of OPM,” visit Star Records’ Facebook fanpage at or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

Visually Stunning Wonder “Life of Pi” Opens in Cinemas Starting January 9

Visually Stunning Wonder “Life of Pi” Opens in Cinemas Starting January 9

From 20th Century Fox, the studio behind “Titanic” and “Avatar” comes an epic motion picture that will allow audience to experience the grand spectacle of nature and gasp at a young boy’s coming of age through disaster and salvation in “Life of Pi” directed by Academy Award winner Ang Lee

Based on the book by Yann Martel that has sold more than seven million copies and spent years on the bestseller lists, “Life of Pi” takes place over three continents, two oceans and a wide universe of imagination.  Lee’s vision, coupled with stunning 3D visuals, has turned a novel long thought un-filmable into a thrillingly audacious mix of grand storytelling and powerful and provocative themes.


“Life of Pi” is Ang Lee’s first foray in 3D filmmaking starring newcomer Suraj Sharma who takes on the titular role of Pi.  The story revolves around Piscine Patel, (known as Pi) who lives with his zoo keeping family in Pondicherry. They decide to emigrate to Canada, taking their animals along with them and set off on a huge freighter ship, steaming from India across the Pacific. But a terrible storm destroys the ship. The family and most of the animals perish. Pi survives, stranded on a lifeboat with several animals. Ultimately it is just Pi and a Bengal tiger who miraculously survive 227 days at sea.

The two castaways face unimaginable challenges, including nature’s majestic grandeur and fury, which lash their small lifeboat.  One particularly monstrous storm becomes a spiritual experience for Pi, leading him to question God’s plan for him.  “I’ve lost everything!  I surrender!  What more do you want?” Pi rails at the sky. But through it all, he never loses hope.  Pi finds joy from something as simple as an old survival manual, as well as from the solace of the ocean’s beauty: the bioluminescent, rainbow hues of magnificent schools of flying fish; the shimmering blues of the ocean’s swells; and a radiant humpback whale that streaks to the surface of the ocean.

In telling Pi’s story, Mr. Lee pushes the boundaries of cutting-edge motion picture technologies.  “Life of Pi” represents a moment when the science and art of filmmaking have jumped forward, as it did with the visual effects of “Titanic,” the 3D revolution of “Avatar,” and the CGI work in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which brought unprecedented emotion and depth to the character of Caesar.  And like Caesar, Life of Pi’s Richard Parker is a fully-realized, accessible character, whom you’ll believe was actually on that lifeboat with Suraj Sharma, who portrays Pi.

The attention to detail throughout Life of Pi is also impressive.  Production designer David Gropman based Pi’s lifeboat “on archival drawings of a 1940s steel life boat”. He commissioned Haan Lee (Ang Lee’s son) to design Pi’s raft, that the character builds to separate himself from Richard Parker. ”I asked Haan to imagine himself as Pi, using the materials he would have had on the lifeboat: oars, life jackets, floorboards, etc.  What Hann crafted was amazing, a triangle with a circle in the middle, which was a beautiful expression of ‘pi’.”

And through Mr. Lee’s use of 3D, the audience will be with Pi and Richard Parker, experiencing these extraordinary and visually stunning moments, immersed like never before in an epic movie adventure interwoven with an emotional and spiritual journey.


“Life of Pi” opens January 9 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Jeepney TV Presents ‘Dolphy: Song and Dance Man’ Special

Jeepney TV Presents ‘Dolphy: Song and Dance Man’ Special

Newly-launched cable channel Jeepney TV airs its first ever channel-produced special, “Dolphy: Song and Dance Man” on Sunday (December 16) which features Dolphy not as a funny man but as an ultimate entertainer.

The special will show Dolphy’s other talents – his pitch perfect singing and grace in dancing. Through the captured excerpts from some of his most memorable performances on television, viewers will realize that he is the original triple-threat artist.

Watch him effortlessly belt out the show-stopping “This Is the Moment”, challenge Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly in a tap dance number with Vilma Santos, draw the laughs in a comedic tango routine with Ai-Ai de las Alas and trade song and dance moves with Gary Valenciano, among others.

Hosted by his son Epi Quizon, the show will thread together the Comedy King’s unforgettable musical moments on TV and provide an insider’s view about his selfless love for performing and his audience.

“Dolphy: Song and Dance Man” is an original Jeepney TV production airing on Sunday (December 16) at 9:00 p.m. as a LET’S GO, LINGGO! special Holiday offering. Jeepney TV is available on SkyCable Channel 69.Jeepney TV is an archive cable channel that provides content close to the hearts of the Filipino TV audience. It offers well-loved and timeless programs of ABS-CBN, movies and program fare that define and highlight Filipino TV.

“Jack The Giant Slayer” New Movie Poster

“Jack The Giant Slayer” New Movie Poster

Warner Bros. has just shared the new poster of its upcoming 3D epic action-adventure “Jack the Giant Slayer” from acclaimed filmmaker Bryan Singer and starring Nicholas Hoult (“X-Men: First Class”).

In the film, an ancient war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.

Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them.  Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend… and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

The film also stars Eleanor Tomlinson as Princess Isabelle; Stanley Tucci (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) as the deceitful Lord Roderick; Ian McShane (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” HBO’s “Deadwood”) as the besieged King Brahmwell; Bill Nighy (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”) as the giants’ leader, General Fallon; and Ewan McGregor (“Star Wars,” “The Ghost Writer”) as palace guard Elmont.

A New Line Cinema presentation, in association with Legendary Pictures, “Jack the Giant Slayer” opens in the Philippines on February 28, 2013 and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

DZMM Christmas Station ID 2012 Released; Launches Holiday Give-aways Promo

DZMM Christmas Station ID 2012 Released; Launches Holiday Give-aways Promo

DZMM adds excitement to the holiday gift-giving tradition by giving away cash and gift prizes to its loyal listeners, viewers, people with inspiring stories of kindness, and indigent kids for the whole month of December.

Get a chance to meet your favorite DZMM reporters and anchors at your own home, including ‘Kabayan’ Noli De Castro, Ted Failon, and Korina Sanchez, and win home appliances, a noche buena gift basket, a DZMM shirt, and a chance to get an ABS-CBN Digibox in the radio station’s grand holiday promo “DZMM Katok Bahay, Pamaskong Bigay.”

Residents in Mega Manila can join the promo by tuning in to DZMM everyday. To join, just text DZMM (space) REACT (space) NAME (space) ADDRESS and send it to 2366.

The barangay that sends in the most number of texts gets to be the day’s destination. Anyone who is caught listening to or watching DZMM will win the said prizes to be delivered personally by DZMM anchors and reporters. The promo runs until December 25.

Aside from its loyal listeners and viewers, DZMM also treats Filipinos who have demonstrated generosity and kindness in Bro. Jun Banaag’s “Dr. Love Always and Forever,” which airs 1-3 PM.

Send in your “Kwento ng Pasko” detailing how you helped those in need or brought hope to their lives. A lucky winner will be featured every day whose story will be read on-air by Bro. Jun and will win a noche Buena gift basket and a DZMM shirt.

DZMM’s Christmas events also go full swing as it throws a grand Christmas party for its impoverished children featuring Zaijan Jaranilla and Bugoy Carino in another edition of its public service project, “Maligayag Paslit.”

This December 14, 25 scholars and 75 street kids, along with their families will get to bond with the two child stars and will be treated to a day of fun, rides, food, and presents.

Aside from these, Korina also continues to spread holiday cheers in her radio program “Rated Korina” by giving away cash prizes. Be the lucky winner of P3,000 in “Libreng Pera sa Paskong Masaya” by answering the ‘rated question’ of the day and texting the answer. A grand draw of all entries will be held on December 31 in which three lucky winners will win P5,000; P10,000; and P15,000 in cash.

Digiboxes, meanwhile, are up for grabs in Ted’s ongoing seeding program “mahiwagang back pack at mahiwagang black box or Digibox” that goes around different parts of Metro Manila. The hit promo draws motorists, taxi drivers, and DZMM listeners who enthusiastically line up for their chance to guess the featured sound bite and get a Digibox.

DZMM also marks the holiday season with a Christmas station ID that highlights its public service achievements and features the station’s Christmas theme song, performed by distinguished balladeer Nonoy Zuniga.

Tune in to “Kabayan” with Noli De Castro at 6 AM, “Failon Ngayon sa DZMM” at 8 AM, “Rated Korina” at 10 AM, “Dr. Love Always and Forever” at 1 p.m. on DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 (630 KHz), DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable channel 26), and online via For updates, follow @DZMMTeleRadyo on Twitter or like

New Superman “Man of Steel” Trailer Reels Off

New Superman “Man of Steel” Trailer Reels Off

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have unreeled the second trailer of Zack Snyder’s upcoming action adventure “Man of Steel” which you can watch below:

Man of Steel” stars Henry Cavill in the role of Superman/Clark Kent, alongside three-time Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Harry Lennix, Michael Kelly, Richard Schiff, and Russell Crowe.

The film is produced by Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer, from a story by Goyer & Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters are the film’s executive producers.

“Man of Steel” is slated for release in the Philippines on June 12, 2013 in IMAX 3D, Digital 3D and regular theaters and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

‘Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto’ Finale Airs this Friday

‘Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto’ Finale Airs this Friday

Angelito takes down Samaniego to save his family in the finale week of “Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto,” weekdays after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold.

Angelito (JM De Guzman) faces the biggest challenge of his life when he saves his family from the perils hatched by the manipulative Larry Samaniego (Eric Fructuoso) in the final week of Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto . After uncovering Larry’s evil side, Angelito, together with Spongky (Felix Roco) is out to take him down and make him pay for his illegal smuggling activities.

Meanwhile, Jenny (Kaye Abad) and Raffy (John Prats) also try to figure out a way to break off their involvement in Larry’s smuggling syndicate. How will the two survive their ordeals? Don’t miss the finale week’s episodes of Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto , weekdays after It’s Showtime on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold. 

High Frame Rate 3D Version of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in Select Philippine Cinemas

High Frame Rate 3D Version of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in Select Philippine Cinemas

Want to be fully immersed in Middle-earth?

Then watch “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in its glorious High Frame Rate (HFR) 3D version in the following theaters: Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Greenhills, Robinsons Ermita, Robinsons Galleria, SM Cebu, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa and SM Southmall.

For the first time, director Peter Jackson utilized state-of-the-art digital cameras to record the action in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in 3D at an unprecedented 48 frames per second (fps) for release in High Frame Rate 3D (HFR 3D), as well as all the standard formats.

We want ‘The Hobbit’ films to be a visual experience that goes several steps beyond ‘The Lord of the Rings,’” Jackson says. “3D didn’t really exist in mainstream cinema ten years ago at the level it does now, and we’ve shot the movie at 48 fps, which makes it the first feature film to be shot using today’s High Frame Rate technology.”


Jackson once again drew together members of the cast of “The Lord of the Rings,” including Ian McKellen as the Wizard Gandalf the Grey, Cate Blanchett as Elf Queen Galadriel, Hugo Weaving as Elf Lord Elrond, and Andy Serkis once again playing Gollum. Framing the story are Elijah Wood reprising the role of Frodo Baggins, and Ian Holm as Old Bilbo Baggins, who recalls his great adventure prior to leaving Bag End. Leading the international ensemble cast are Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins, the Hobbit at the center of the tale, and Richard Armitage as the Dwarf warrior Thorin Oakenshield.

Together, this team of filmmakers and artists embarked on a new adventure - once again shooting three movies back-to-back to create a new motion picture trilogy, one that begins with a Hobbit living in a hole in the ground, on the brink of an incredible, and quite unexpected, journey.

A production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” will be released in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures on December 13, 2012.


The second film, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” will be released on December 13, 2013, to be followed by “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” on July 18, 2014.

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila Opens on December 15; Offers Tempting Line-up of Sumptuous Holiday Buffet Promo

Crimson Hotel Filinvest City Manila Opens on December 15; Offers Tempting Line-up of Sumptuous Holiday Buffet Promo

Christmas and New Year are just around the corner. Celebrate the yuletide festivities with the holiday offerings and room packages at the new Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila.

This is the best time to celebrate with loved ones.  Guests can feast with its tempting ‘Dine for 2 for the Price of 1’ buffet offer, priced at P1,100 for lunch and P1,400 for dinner at the hotel’s main restaurant Café Eight from December 15 to December 30, 2012 (not applicable for dinner on December 24). 

On Christmas Eve, families and friends can celebrate at Café Eight with a sumptuous dinner buffet prepared by Executive Chef Alessio Loddo and his culinary team at P1,525 including added perks such as welcome drinks (sparkling wine for adults and Christmas mocktails for children) and family photo sessions among other surprises.

To welcome the New Year, guests can enjoy the live entertainment by Carlo and Nicole Band, heavy cocktail buffet including open bar on iced tea, sodas, beer, house wine and sparkling wine for toasting at the Crimson Grand Ballroom for only P2, 500 per person. The fun-filled activity starts at 9:30 p.m.

Before the countdown event, guests can also make buffet dinner reservations between 7pm to 10pm at Café Eight priced at P1,800 with welcome drinks of sparkling wine and mocktails for children and fun family photo booth among other dazzling festivities. At its elegant Lobby Lounge, watch a live performance courtesy of a pianist from 6pm to 10 pm. 

Today’s city dwellers can have a relaxing holiday stay in the vibrant and green Filinvest City.  Holiday room rate starts at P3888 inclusive of buffet breakfast in a deluxe room from December 15 to December 30, 2012.  For a breath of fresh air, upbeat partygoers may opt to welcome the New Year by availing of its Dazzling New Year Room Offer.  Nightly rates start at Php 8,888 in a deluxe room with buffet breakfasts for 2 plus access for two persons to the New Year’s Eve Countdown Party.

Experience the world-class hospitality of the new Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila this festive season.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

MVP Telethon ‘Tulong Kapatid’ Raises Over P100-M for Typhoon Pablo Victims

MVP Telethon ‘Tulong Kapatid’ Raises Over P100-M for Typhoon Pablo Victims

Tulong Kapatid received an overwhelming response from Filipinos all over the world during its telethon for the victims of Typhoon Pablo. Not only was the group able to meet and exceed its P100 million-target in six hours for the affected communities-Tulong Kapatid also encouraged other organizations to step up their efforts in responding to the pleas of those in need.

As the joint corporate social responsibility and disaster response initiative of the MVP Group of Companies, Tulong Kapatid led the rally of support for those severely affected by the recent typhoon. Despite the limited preparation time, the telethon saw Kapatid stars, news personalities and respected business leaders coming together for this worthy cause. The event was held both at the Kapatid Network’s Novaliches and Broadway studios and was simulcast over TV5, AksyonTV and Radyo Singko 92.3 NewsFM, pre-empting the Kapatid Network’s primetime programming.

Speaking from Seoul, group chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan shared in an interview with NEWS5 Chief Luchi Cruz-Valdes that a SMS from US Ambassador Harry Thomas last Sunday prompted him to initiate a telethon at the soonest possible time. He was also moved by accounts of MVP Group’s corporate social responsibility forces including TV5′s Alagang Kapatid Foundation and emergency response unit RESCUE5 who had seen Pablo’s wrath firsthand.

Addressing his fellow Filipinos, MVP urged individuals and corporations to give no matter how big or small: “Panahon ngayon ng Pasko. We cannot let our people down.” The renowned philanthropist also told survivors of Pablo not to lose hope despite unimaginable damages the super typhoon caused.

President Benigno S Aquino III also delivered a special message during the telethon and encouraged every Filipino to help in any way to help the people of Mindanao. “Nagpapasalamat po tayo sa TV5. Malaki po ang maitutulong ng inyong inisyatiba upang maipadama sa ating mga kababayan na hindi sila nag-iisa,” said the President.

NEWS5 Chief Luchi Cruz-Valdes led TV5′s news organization in delivering disaster recovery-related stories with anchors Cheryl Cosim, Raffy Tulfo and Erwin Tulfo who reported live from New Bataan in Compostela Valley.

On the entertainment front, Superstar Nora Aunor and Pinoy Explorer host Aga Muhlach were among the many celebrities who donated to the worthy cause. Kapatid stars and noted personalities like were also onhand as they took calls from fellow Filipinos keen to contribute what they could for the benefit of the communities affected by Pablo. SPORTS5′s Aaron Atayde and Jessica Mendoza, Team SMART Gilas Pilipinas 2.0 coach Chot Reyes and players from the Meralco Bolts and San Beda Red Lions also manned the phones during the telethon.

Tulong Kapatid‘s telephone lines remain open for cash pledges. You may call hotlines 689-555/671-5555/936-5555 for your pledge and inquiries. You can also help by texting Tulong to 4483 for Smart, Talk N’ Text and Sun Cellular. Donations via Paypal can be sent to Alagang Kapatid’s Paypal account.

For cash donations, interested parties may deposit through the Alagang Kapatid Foundation’s peso account at BDO (savings account number 00-5310-410164 with swift code BNORPHMM), CITI Bank (savings account number 0757138018 with swift code CITIPHMX) and BPI (savings account number 1443-05333-2 with swift code BOPIPHMM) under the name of Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.

For Kapatids overseas who want to donate to the cause, they may do so via the following US dollar accounts: BDO account number 10-5310-46264-4 with swift code BNORPHMM; CITI Bank account number 0757138026 with swift code CITIPHMX; and BPI account number 1444-0214-85 with swift code BOPIPHMM. Cash donations may also be coursed through Cebuana Lhullier outlets nationwide.

Angel Locsin's Negative Side to be Revealed this Saturday

Angel Locsin's Negative Side to be Revealed this Saturday

Before the premiere of her much awaited Star Cinema film “One More Try” in the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), award-winning Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin will give an advance gift to TV viewers this Saturday (December 15) as she topbills the Christmas countdown episode of ABS-CBN’s top-rating fantasy-drama anthology “Wansapanataym.”

In an episode titled ‘Kulay ng Pasko,’ Angel will take on the role of Abby, a young woman who did not have a wealthy lifestyle while growing up. Because of her dream to experience luxury, Abby worked very hard to provide for her siblings by giving them fancy toys and clothes. However, as Abby and her siblings experience the good and comfortable life, her officemates and family begin to discover her negative side. Despite all their wealth, will Abby still realize that the true meaning of Christmas lies in the goodness of one’s heart?

Together with Angel in the ‘Kulay ng Pasko’ episode are Nikki valdez, Jon Achaval, Lui Manansala, Gigi Locsin, Andre Garcia, and Sofia Millares. It was written by Cris Lim and directed by Malu Sevilla. Don’t miss the Christmas special of PMPC Best Fantasy Program, “Wansapanataym” this Saturday, after “Kapamilya: Deal or No Deal” on ABS-CBN. For more updates log-on to, follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

AGB Nielsen : Ryzza Mae Dizon's ‘Magpakailanman’ Episode Beats ‘MMK’

AGB Nielsen : Ryzza Mae Dizon's ‘Magpakailanman’ Episode Beats ‘MMK’

Last Saturday (December 8), GMA Network’s award-winning drama anthology Magpakailanman, hosted by multi-awarded TV personality Mel Tiangco, featured the touching and inspiring life story of Ryzza Mae Dizon.

The episode, which traced the very young life of Ryzza Mae – from the time she was conceived up until she won the Little Miss Philippines 2012 title of Eat Bulaga, was undoubtedly preferred by more viewers, according to data from the industry’s widely trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

Based on overnight household ratings data recorded in National Urban Phils for December 8, Magpakailanman scored an average household rating of 26.7 percent versus ABS-CBN’s Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK) with 20.9 percent. In Urban Luzon, it scored 30.8 percent compared to MMK‘s 17.2 percent while in Mega Manila, Magpakailanman posted an even bigger margin with 31.6 percent against MMK‘s 15.4 percent.

Catch more inspiring and uplifting life stories in Magpakailanman every Saturday night, after Kap’s Amazing Stories, on GMA 7.

Piolo Pascual and Maja Salvador Kissing Photo; ABS-CBN 2013 Shows Trailers Released

Piolo Pascual and Maja Salvador Kissing Photo; ABS-CBN 2013 Shows Trailers Released

Piolo Pascual finally speaks and confirms kissing incident with Maja Salvador inside his car along McKinley Hill in Taguig.

The kissing incident allegedly happened on November 24 right after the SunPiology Run in Venice Piazza, McKinley Hills, Fort Bonifacio.

Piolo described the picture as: "I was driving out of McKinley, nakita ko siya, nagpaalam ako. Then she suddenly rode in my car ’tapos ’yun may pumiktyur na we were going to kiss. I am friends with Matteo as well and Maja is a nice girl as well. Lokohan lang ’yun, wala ’yun,” 


Sarah Geronimo on her first trip abroad without Mommy Divine: "Kailangan matuto na ako. Kailangan ma-conquer ko itong fear na ito. I'm not getting any younger,"


"24/7 In Love" Star Cinemas' latest movie offering featuring Star Magic's biggest stars earns P75,057,886 in 3 weeks according to Box-office Mojo.

Where did Star Cinema went wrong this time?


The teaser trailers for ABS-CBN's shows for 2013 will be revealed this coming Saturday and Sunday (December 15 and 16) during the taped airing of Kapamilya Christmas Special 2012 titled "Liwanag ng Pasko".

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Solar Entertainment Redefines Drama, Launches JackCITY

Solar Entertainment Redefines Drama, Launches JackCITY

Solar Entertainment Corporation brings you a whole new approach to drama with its newest channel, JackCITY.  On full broadcast since November 11, 2012, JackCITY is a “sidequel” to the popular cable channel JackTV and is a contemporary new addition to the current lineup of free-to-air channels. Bold yet sophisticated, the channel offers a unique mix of drama programs coated with vibrant style tailored for individuals who radiate poise and confidence.

JackCITY puts viewers in the midst of each story and immerses them in programs that will evoke their emotions, engage their interests, and reflect their lifestyles.  JackCITY appeals to discerning viewers who know what they want when it comes to TV viewing.  They enjoy substance and depth in their choice of programming, which ultimately enables them to live vicariously through their favorite shows.

JackCITY’s powerhouse lineup of shows includes a mix of established and well-followed shows, as well as some long-awaited and intriguing new programs.  Currently seen on JackCITY are crime procedural favorites NCIS, Bones, Law & Order: SVU, The Mentalist, Burn Notice, Covert Affairs, and White Collar. Also featured this November are the newly released comic book-inspired show Arrow and the second season of the fairytale drama Grimm.


The launch of JackCITY also marks the Philippine debut of two fresh and much talked about shows in the US, Elementary and Vegas. A modern-day crime-solving drama inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s renowned fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, Elementary stars Jonny Lee Miller as the legendary detective and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson.  Watch the duo take on the NYPD’s most challenging cases with the powers of logical reasoning and keen observation every Monday at 9PM.

Meanwhile, Vegas boasts the talented cast of Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis, and Carrie-Anne Moss in an epic drama inspired by the true story of former Las Vegas sheriff Ralph Lamb, a fourth generation rancher who was tasked to bring order to the town in the 1960s.  The show follows Lamb and ruthless Chicago gangster Vincent Savino as they battle for power over a town destined for greatness. Vegas can be seen on JackCITY every Thursday at 9PM.

That is, however, not all JackCITY has to offer.  This 2013, viewers can expect even more groundbreaking new programs to make their way on to TV screens across the country.  New additions include post-apocalyptic drama Revolution, the gripping firehouse series Chicago Fire, the revival of the long-running Ewing family saga Dallas, and pulse-racing serial killer hunt The Following starring Kevin Bacon.  Viewers are in for a thrilling ride, as JackCITY’s roster of shows only goes from strength to strength when it enters the new year.

‘MMK’ Remains Number 1; 'MMK Klasiks' Premieres on December 17

‘MMK’ Remains Number 1; 'MMK Klasiks' Premieres on December 17 

 “Maalaala Mo Kaya” remains as the country’s no.1 drama anthology as it continues to reign its timeslot despite the new programs pitted against it.

This was proven by the recent data from Kantar Media where the 2012 Anak TV Seal awardee ruled the ratings game with its 27.2% national TV rating, compared to its rival weekly drama in GMA “Magpakailanman,” which only got garnered 22.9%.

Meanwhile, “MMK” will share this Saturday (December 15) an inspiring tale that will move the TV viewers to continue striving to reach for their dreams. The episode will be starred by Martin del Rosario, who will portray the character of Ben, a young man who bravely faced all the odds, even the maltreatment of his family, just to achieve his goal of finishing his studies. In a life full of darkness, how can one find the light that will drive him to fulfill his dreams?

Together with Martin in the upcoming “MMK” episode are Bugoy Cariño, Tessie Tomas, Nanding Josef, Aleck Bovic, Queenie Sulit, Shane Hermogenes, Hanna Flores, and Linn Oeymo. It was researched by Joana Marcial, written by Nikki Bunquin and Arah Jell Badayos, and directed by Raz de la Torre.

And starting December 17, ABS-CBN will be bringing MMK Klasiks in the Kapamilya Gold time slot to showcase the best of the Maalaala Mo Kaya episodes as part of their 20th anniversary as the longest running drama anthology in Asia. Because it will kick off on December, the team headed by the newly appointed Business Unit Head Director and Writer Ruel S. Bayani selected all the best Christmas episodes of MMK which will be showcasing it on the first two weeks of the show.

The MMK Klasiks is the Philippine version of the MMK Classics that is currently airing on The Filipino Channel (TFC) that started in June 3, 2012. The show that will replace Angelito Ang Bagong Yugto will be featuring a variety of stories that will tackle family, love, friendship, hope and new beginnings that are usually the theme of their Christmas episodes that features the talented actors in the field of drama like Dolphy, Ai Ai delas Alas, Roderick Paulate, Cherry Pie Picache, Ai Ai delas Alas, Susan Roses, Elizabeth Oropesa, Eula Valdes, Anita Linda, Nida Blanca, Connie Reyes, Judy Ann Santos, and more.

Episodes that they will be showing on the first two weeks include Pahiram ng Isang Pasko (1996), Lupa (1996), Gown (2002), Talaarawan (1998), Baul (1996), Otto San (1999), Basket (2001), Kerubin (1992), and Abo (1996).

MMK Klasiks will be airing starting December 17 at the Kapamilya Gold after It’s Showtime only on ABS-CBN. Maalaala Mo Kaya is hosted by Charo Santos-Concio.

SMART iPhone5 Prepaid and Postpaid Plan Price List Released

SMART iPhone5 Prepaid and Postpaid Plan Price List Released

SMART Communications Inc. officially releases the price list of their prepaid and postpaid plan offer for  iPhone5.

SMART will be offering both Black & Slate and White & Silver color and capacity of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. Soon to be owners can now apply at the SMART Postpaid Plan Site ( and to get more information.

SMART has the best offers for both prepaid and postpaid plan applicants who wanted to get an iPhone 5. For postpaid iPhone 5 is available in 16 GB for Php 33, 600; 32 GB for Php 38, 780 and 64 GB for Php 43, 950.

While for Postpaid Plan users that can enjoy it with UNLI DATA option for Plan 999 with additional Php 999/month for the 16GB, Php 1, 200/month for the 32 GB and Php 1, 450 for the 64 GB. Meanwhile Enjoy the 16 GB and 32 GB with no additional month fee in Plan 2499 and for those who wanted 64 GB there’s additional Php 300/month.

It is also available for All In Plan 500, 800, 1200, 1800 and 2500 with corresponding cash out depending on the unit.

Lastly, for those who wanted to avail the iPhone 5 with the Unli Data Plans of SMART it is available in Data 1500, 2000, and 3000 with cash out depending on the capacity of the device. For the Data 3000 the 16 GB and 32 GB is free. To know more the complete list of the matrix of the postpaid plans visit now.

On Thursday, December 13, 2012, 9:00pm, SMART is inviting everyone for a night of amazing smartphone deals and great entertainment at the Resorts World Manila - the SMART Christmas Midnight Rush.

Celebrate with them as they reveal the latest smartphone in the market at 12:01 am of December 14.

Here are some of the exclusive deals from the Smart Christmas Midnight Rush:
  • Enjoy the best offers for HTV Desire C (All-in Plan 1200) and iPhone 4S (Data Plan 1500)
  • Make early reservations for Google Nexus 4 (Data Plan 1500) and Sony Xperia V (LTE Data Plan 1500). Phones will be available on December 18.
  • For buying customers, get a chance to win a trip to HK Trip, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, iTunes Card, GCs from PowerMac, Sofitel Manila & Store Specialists
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Former 6Cyclemind Vocalist Ney Dimaculangan Wins an Awit Award

Former 6Cyclemind Vocalist Ney Dimaculangan Wins an Awit Award

Ney Dimaculangan proudly holds the trophy he recently earned from Awit Awards that named him as this year’s Best New Male Recording Artist for the song “Ligaw.” Formerly known as 6cyclemind’s vocalist, Ney is ready to venture into the music scene on his own. With 6cyclemind, he was able to release five highly-successful albums with chart-topping hits such as “Sandalan”, “Sige”, “Prinsesa”, “Upside Down”, “Magsasaya”, “Kasalanan”, and kung wala na nga among others.

Ney also participated in special projects for both the movie and television industry, having penned songs included in the MMFF entry, “RPG Metanoia” (“Kaya Mo”) and in ABS-CBN’s top-rated teleserye, “Imortal” (“Walang Hanggan”), with the former winning the Best Theme Song award during the 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival.

His latest solo project, “Ney”, under Star Records showcases Ney’s versatility as a musician with all ten songs written, arranged, and produced by Ney himself. The album’s carrier single, “Ligaw”, is currently making its rounds on both radio stations and on music channel, Myx. Ney will soon be releasing his second single from his debut album.

Dane DeHaan to Play Harry Osborn in Next Spider-Man Film

Dane DeHaan to Play Harry Osborn in Next Spider-Man Film

Dane DeHaan will join the cast of the next installment of The Amazing Spider-Man, along side Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx and Shailene Woodley as Columbia Pictures prepares to begin production on the next chapter of the blockbuster franchise, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of production for the studio.

The screenplay is by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and Jeff Pinkner based on a previous draft by James Vanderbilt. The film will be directed by Marc Webb and produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.

The casting of DeHaan as Harry Osborn was confirmed this morning in a tweet by Webb (@MarcW) who wrote "Meet Harry Osborn. So excited to have him on board. @danedehaan."

"Dane is an exciting and extraordinary young actor and he is a fantastic addition to our cast," Webb said.

The new film in the Spider-Man saga is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014. Production will begin in early 2013 in New York.

Webb, Garfield and Stone previously teamed on this summer's blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man, which has taken in more than $751 million worldwide.

DeHaan caught moviegoers' attention with his performances in four 2012 releases: Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, opposite Daniel Day-Lewis and Lukas Haas; John Hillcoat's Lawless, alongside Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, and Jason Clarke; Bradley Rust Gray's Jack & Diane, with Juno Temple and Riley Keough; and one of the year's biggest sleeper hits, the adventure thriller Chronicle, directed by Josh Trank. He began his film career with director John Sayles and actor Chris Cooper in Amigo.

DeHaan next stars in Place Beyond the Pines alongside Bradley Cooper and Ryan Gosling. In addition he will star in Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot, with Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth, about the fate of the West Memphis Three; and John Krokidas' Kill Your Darlings, with Jack Huston, Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Foster, and Kyra Sedgwick, set in 1944 amidst the Beat Generation.

Mr. DeHaan first came to industry attention with his portrayal of Jesse in the third season of the critically applauded drama series In Treatment, starring alongside Gabriel Byrne. This was followed by a guest arc in the fourth season of the popular horror series True Blood.

In 2010, he received an Obie Award for his performance in Annie Baker's The Aliens, directed by Sam Gold. The Rattlestick Theater production was cited as Play of the Year by The New York Times. Mr. DeHaan made his Broadway debut in with American Buffalo, Robert Falls' 2008 staging of the classic David Mamet play.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Angel Locsin Receives 'People of the Year' Award; Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo to Star in Their First Full-Length Movie

Angel Locsin Receives 'People of the Year' Award; Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo to Star in Their First Full-Length Movie 

The hit TV tandem of Kapamilya young stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla will have its first test on the big screen via their upcoming their first full-length movie.

"I am so happy na binigyan kami ng project na dream naman talaga namin ni DJ (Daniel's nickname)." Kathryn said of this romantic-comedy movie.

"Masaya ako pero kinakabahan pa rin ako. Biglang nag-sink in sa akin na magkakaalaman na tayo rito. [But] siyempre kahit anong mangyari, ibibigay namin ang lahat, positive man or negative ang mangyari," Daniel said.


Angel Locsin has been included in People Asia Magazine's "People of the Year" list for 2012.

"Sobrang happy ako. Hindi ko naman akalain na ever mapapasama ako sa listahan ng People Asia's People of the Year award. Utang ko 'yon sa lahat ng mga taong sumuporta sa akin," Angel said during the presscon for her MMFF movie "One More Try".


Is Piolo Pascual insecure of Coco Martin

Piolo speaks: "I’m happy with whatever Coco is reaping right now. Napaka-hardworking ng taong ’yon. Hindi lang siya mabait na tao, napakabait na artista, so, I’m happy for him. Kapatid ko sa Star Magic, kapatid ko sa ABS-CBN, so walang issue. Ang success ng isa, success ng lahat."

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