Saturday, October 4, 2014

Alex Gonzaga Named Newest "It" Girl by Metro Magazine


Kapamilya actress Alex Gonzaga has been labeled the newest “It Girl” by popular local fashion magazine METRO.

The "Pure Love" lead star is featured in one of the covers of METRO's "Hot List" issue this October wearing a black and white dress from a special collection for Louis Vuitton.

METRO Magazine is now available at all magazine stands and selected bookstores and supermarkets nationwide.

Philippines Biggest Reality Talent Search Show 'Bet Ng Bayan' Airs on GMA-7 Starting October 5


"Bet Ng Bayan," GMA-7's newest talent search show that aims to find the country's performing artist extraordinaire begins this Sunday, October 5. 

Hosted by no less than the Asia’s Songbird Ms. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and Kapuso Prime leading man Alden Richards, Bet Ng Bayan showcases exceptional Filipino talents-dancing, singing, and extraordinary performances.

Bet Ng Bayan is a nationwide musical festival fostering the Filipino’s faith in the Filipino talent as the performer that is braod in orientation and scope. Since July, BNB has welcomed all hopefuls from all over the Philippines who are to show off the best of what they’ve got. The show encourages viewers to personally and passionately root for a specific local Filipino talent into becoming the nation’s best.

It’s the first talent show that I’ll be hosting na hindi lang singing. This one is different kasi may kakaibang talento at sayawan. And what we’re doing in Bet ng Bayan is that each category will have a winner-Bet na Singer/s, Bet na Dancer/s , at Bet na Kakaibang Talento. I’m very much excited to be a part of the nationwide auditions. We’re going to look for representatives from each region, so everyone can support their fellow kababayan,” shares Regine.




Meanwhile, Alden also expresses his excitement to be part of the show, “Sobrang blessed ako to be part of this show lalo na at makakasama ko pa si ms. Regine. I am very much looking forward to witness kung gaano kagalinga ang mga Pinoy. This show will definitely be inspiring knowing that thousand of aspirants are ready to take a chance on fulfilling a lifetime dream.”

Directed by Mark Reyes, Bet Ng Bayan will air every Sunday (9:40-10-40pm) plus updates from Monday to Friday (10:05-10:20pm).

Bet Ng Bayan will definitely bring a new level of entertainment to Filipino viewers as it premiers this October 5 on GMA.

ASAP Pop Viewers Choice Award 2014 Nominees Unveiled

 


“ASAP 19” kicks off the month of October with the bang of musical extravaganza and surprises this Sunday (October 5) as ASAP Kapamilya brings the 9th launch of ASAP Pop Viewer Awards, including the 5 Major Categories, namely, Pop Music, Pop Movies, Pop Kapamilya TV, Pop Astig and Social Media Star, with 27 sub-categories, together with the Kapamilya stars Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil, and Kim Chiu with Jairus Aquino, Sharlene San Pedro, Joshua Garcia, Loisa Andalio, Inigo Pascual, Sofia Andres, Nash Aguas, Alexa Ilacad, Marlo Mortel, Janella Salvador, and Gimme 5.

The party goes all out with the back-to-back romantic treats from the blockbuster loveteam Kathryn and Daniel together with Wansapanataym’s Nadine Lustre and James Reid. Also, dance to the beat with an extreme level of high as the Ultimate Dancefloor Princess Maja Salvador throws an exciting birthday party.

Feel the magic of love this Sunday with Sana Bukas Pa ang Kahapon Farewell with Bea Alonzo and Paulo Avelino, followed by the most-awaited launching of “Forevermore” with Enrique and Liza.

Get ready to be blown away by a string of vocal spectacles as KZ Tandingan performs the winning song of the Himig Handog P-Pop Love Song contest, “Mahal ko o Mahal Ako,” and watch out for the grand album launch of Enchong Dee.

Meanwhile, prepare for top caliber vocal performances and a world-class musical number to be led by Sarah Geronimo, Zsazsa Padilla, Erik Santos, and Gary Valenciano, followed by Piolo Pascual, Jericho Rosales, Angeline Quinto, Yeng Constantino, and Charice as they perform the timeless music hits of Alison Krauss.

The show-stopping celebration of love and music continues with the grand album launch of Richard Poon together with the ASAP Sessionistas. Fall in love with the musical performance of heartthrobs Piolo Pascual, Sam Milby, and Jericho Rosales.

Groove to the beat with the ASAP Supahdance with Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, Iza Calzado, Rayver Cruz, John Prats, Jessy Mendiola, Enchong Dee, and KC as they perform jaw-dropping dances routines, and sing-along with another ASAP Karaokey with Luis Manzano, Alex Gonzaga, and Marcelito Pomoy.

Don’t miss the country’s longest-running, award-winning variety show, “ASAP 19,” this Sunday, 12:15nn, on ABS-CBN.

For viewers who want to purchase ASAP official merchandise, simply visit the ABS-CBN Store located at the ground floor of ELJ building in Quezon City, or visit ABSCBNstore.shopinas.com and MyRegalo.com.

Visit ASAP.abs-cbn.com to hang-out live with stars at ASAP Chill-Out. Also join the fun at “ASAP 19′s” official social networking accounts at Facebook.com/asapofficial and Twitter.com/ASAPOFFICIAL, and know the latest happenings in “ASAP 19”.

Disney-Pixar Releases "Inside Out' Movie Trailer


The teaser trailer to Disney-Pixar's eagerly anticipated comedy “Inside Out” is now out. Check out below:



From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.




Opening across the Philippines on June 17, 2015 “Inside Out” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.

Enchong Dee Launches Self-Titled Debut Album "Enchong Dee"

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Enchong Dee will soon be a certified recording artist after he releases his self-titled debut album under Star Records nationwide on Tuesday (October 7). He will have his grand album launch in “ASAP 19” this Sunday (October 5).

My current single, ‘Chinito Problems’ was just originally meant for digital release. That’s why I feel so blessed when we eventually worked on a full album containing my type of music that my followers will surely appreciate too,” said Enchong, adding that he dreamt of becoming a singer since he was nine.

Aware of other actor-singers who have also released albums, Enchong believes his musical career is distinct from fellow Kapamilya heartthrobs like Daniel Padilla, Xian Lim, and Enrique Gil.

All of us have something special to offer. In fact, if you’ll listen to my songs, you can easily tell that it’s me. When you play my album, it’s as if you’re bonding with me and loving what I love. It’s pure fun and dancing,” he said.




Aside from his radio hit single “Chinito Problems,” Enchong’s six-track album also features his own song titled “Isip o Puso,” which he composed during the promotion of “Once a Princess,” his reunion movie project with love team partner Erich Gonzales.

Everyone can relate with the songs in my album. There’s something for those who are in-love, heartbroken, and even those who just love to dance and have fun,” said the 26-year-old actor-singer, whose musical influences range from ’90s boybands such as Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync, to music icons such as Michael Jackson, Josh Groban, and Usher.

Completing the tracklist of Enchong’s album are “Step No Step Yes,” “Hanggang Dito Na Lang,” “Seloso” and “Tambalang OMG,” which he sang with Kapamilya leading lady star Alex Gonzaga. It also includes the alternative version of “Step No Step Yes” and minus one versions of all the songs.

The digital version of Enchong’s self-titled debut album is now available worldwide via www.mymusicstore.com.ph and iTunes. The CD is available for only P199 at all record bars nationwide beginning October 7.

For more information, visit Star Records’ Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/starrecordsphil or follow @starrecordsph on Twitter.

UAAP Finals Game 1 Winner: FEU Tamaraws v. NU Bulldogs

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The most anticipated sporting event of the year is back as the UAAP finals are set to tip off this October 4 on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Sports+Action! The stage is set as National University and Far Eastern University go head to head for collegiate basketball immortality and the UAAP crown.

ABS-CBN Sports will bring the exciting action of the UAAP straight to the homes of Filipinos across the country and around the globe. The UAAP finals game 1, the 1st of a 3 game series, will air live this Saturday on ABS-CBN Channel 2 at 3:00pm, on ABS-CBN Sports+Action at 7:00pm and on TFC.

This year, the NU Bulldogs defied the odds and overcame a twice to beat disadvantage against the star studded Ateneo Blue Eagles team lead by league MVP, Kiefer Ravena. The Bulldogs displayed championship caliber defense like no other and left the high-octane offense of The Eagles in disarray. Moreover, team captain Gelo Alolino was excellent late in the game hitting a 3-point shot and 2 crucial free throws scoring the team’s last 5 points. Lastly, NU bigman Alfred Aroga was able to seal the victory with a block against ADMU’s Ravena. This year marks the first time NU will be in the finals in over 40 years.

On the other side, the FEU Tamaraws survived the series against a tough De La Salle Green Archer’s team lead by Jeron Teng. FEU’s fast paced offense and stellar outside shooting proved to be too much for the Green Archers. The Tamaraw’s ended DLSU’s back-to-back championship hopes with a buzzer beating 3-pointer by star Forward Mac Belo. In an interview after the game, Mac Belo credited his game winning shot to a lot of luck and his teammate Mike Tolomia for drawing the defense and giving a good assist. With this win, the FEU Tamaraws have a chance to win its 20th title in the Men’s Basketball division.

Will NU complete their dream season by winning only their 2nd title in the UAAP Men’s Basketball division or will FEU stay true to their winning ways and raise yet another championship banner?

Find out who will come out on top this year! For updates on the series schedules, tune in to ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN Sports and Action or visit ABS-CBN Sports + Action’s official website www.sports.abs-cbn.com.

Boy Abunda Talks About His Haunting Illness That Almost Took His Life


This Saturday (October 4), Asia’s King of Talk Boy Abunda is back to bravely take the spotlight in “The Bottomline with Boy Abunda,” and to answer speculations about his haunting illness. 

Taking the hot seat for the very first time, the King of Talk will tell us about the struggles he went through as he underwent a medical procedure called aspiration of the liver abscess. He tells us about his fear of death, and his enduring love for his mother. 








Together with the multi-awarded journalist Karen Davila, Boy Abunda will answer questions and bring us deeper into discussions about life with God, about how his health ordeal became a wakeup call. He also talks about his relationship with his long-term partner, Bong Quintana, and how he recovered from his illness.

Don’t miss another relevant and engaging discussion with Asia’s undisputed King of Talk, Boy Abunda, on the “The Bottomline With Boy Abunda,” the 10th USTv Students’ Choice Awards 2014 Students’ Choice of Public Affairs Program, this Saturday after “Banana Split: Extra Scoop.” 

For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.


'Wattpad Presents: Poser' Premieres Monday, October 6 on TV5

 TV5 Wattpad Presents PR

After bringing the much-awaited TV adaptation of Wattpad hits “My Tag Boyfriend” and “Mr. Popular Meets Ms. Nobody”, TV5’s WATTPAD PRESENTS showcases for each third instalment the heart-moving story of “Poser”, the popular novel written by Maxinejiji which already has 400k reads in the world’s largest community of readers and writers. Aside from being an online hit with thousands of fans and followers, “Poser” has also become a best-selling pocketbook after it was published by LIB Creatives Publishing.

What is it about “Poser” that has made it so popular among Wattpad and pocketbook readers alike?  TV5 viewers will soon find out as WATTPAD PRESENTS brings this well-loved story to television in a week-long mini-series that will start airing on October 6.

Artista Academy scholars Akihiro Blanco and Chanel Morales will give life to Brix Torres and Jammy Ocampo, two of the most endearing fictional characters of “Poser”.  In the story, Jammy (Chanel) meets Brix (Akihiro) while conversing with the latter using the Facebook account of her bestfriend Angel Gonzales (portrayed by Sam Rodriguez), an up-and-coming TV personality.  Jammy unintentionally falls in love with her bestfriend’s No.1 fan, and he also falls for her believing that she is Angel.  What happens when Jammy wakes up one day and finds out that Angel and Brix are already a couple?

WATTPAD PRESENTS’ “Poser” also features Helga Krapf, Mhyco Aquino and Victor Silayan. This romantic mini-series airs from Monday to Friday at 7:30pm, starting October 6, only on TV5.

Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao Plans a Baby with Boyfriend Michael Yamson


Manny Pacquiao's equally famous celebrity mother Dionisia Pacquiao revealed she wants to have a baby with live-in partner Michael Yamson.

While her children seem okay with it, her boyfriend of 8 months is against the idea.

"Gusto tarang i-inject sa kanyang semilya sa aking kuwan. I-inject na lang. Ayaw niya," Mommy D said.

“’Pag magkaanak ka sa edad mo, baka mamatay ka. Wala na akong asawa. Natatakot akong… ayoko,’ takot siya." 40-year-old Michael told Mommy D.

Michael further said that they can still be happy even without a child.

22 Years After, Lea Salonga Wows the World with "A Whole New World"


After 22 years, "The Voice of the Philippines" judge Lea Salonga still has the voice, confidence, and the "It" factor that put her into a worldwide phenomenon.

Lea's video performing "A Whole New World" from the 1992 blockbuster Disney animated movie "Aladdin," is now making the rounds online. The video which shows Lea performing the song (originally a duet with Brad Kane as Aladdin's singing voice) with Il Divo in one of their concerts across Europe last month went viral after US entertainment news website ET Online posted it early this week. Several more US media outlets followed suit, with MTV.com, Perez Hilton, etc. gushing over the months-old performance.




Before ET Online shared the video, it only had over 100,000 views. Its has now more than a million hits.

The original Miss Saigon was the original singing voice of Princess Jasmine from the movie. Check out the video below:




Lea, a Tony-award winner for her lead role in the Broadway hit "Miss Saigon," was also the singing voice of the title character in Disney's "Mulan" in 1998. She officially became a Disney Legend in 2011.

The Battle for P10-Million Prize Starts this Monday on TV5's 'The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2'


True to being the country’s ‘Happy Network’ that gives the bravest and most exciting program offerings, TV5 sets out to open an adrenaline-pumping fourth quarter as it brings back the world’s most awarded and most successful reality show, The Amazing Race (TAR), on Philippine TV. Millions of Filipino viewers can once again look forward to another of TV5’s groundbreaking and game-changing programs as The Amazing Race Philippines (TARP) returns with a bigger, more exciting and more explosive new season. Hosted by Kapatid prime hunk and sportsman Derek Ramsay, the second season of TARP is one of the most-awaited and most-talked about programs of 2014, owing much of its success to its first season last 2012. It will start airing on October 6,Monday to Friday, 7:00PM before Wattpad Presents; Saturdays, 9:00PM before Trenderas; andSundays, 9:00PM after Quiet Please.

Definitely the biggest and most ambitious reality show in the country, TARP searched the archipelago far and wide to find this season’s 11 teams who will try to outrun and outwit each other to be first to hit the mat at the Finish Line. Auditions were held last June at key cities in the country: Cebu, Davao, Pampanga and Metro Manila, where Filipinos from all walks of life rushed to take their chances on an adventure of a lifetime. Returning host Derek Ramsay, who was present at theCebu and Metro Manila auditions, became witness to how the country quickly got back to the TARP fever. He noted, “The Filipinos love the show… they are ready for the show. I can say we are one of the most excited nations to have TARP.” 
 

Racing for glory, two house and lots from RCD Royal Homes, two KIA Sportage SUVs and a whopping cash prize of 2 million pesos courtesy of PLDT Home Telpad is an interesting mix of personalities who are bound to gain the support and endear themselves to Filipino viewers across the country and all over the world. These eleven (11) pairs are: sexy besties RR Enriquez and Jeck Maierhofer, blonde sisters Tina and Avy Wells, chefs Eji Estillore and Roch Hernandez, dating couple Matt Edwards and Phoebe Walker, Juan D hunks Charlie Sutcliffe and Daniel Marsh,mag-amang AJ and Jody Saliba, nerds Vincent Yu and Ed Manguan, travel buddies Zarah Evangelista and Osang Dela Rosa, Mr. Pogi bros JP Duray and Kelvin Engles, magkapatid Jetand Yna Cruz, and Pinay world champs Gretchen Albaniel and Luz McClitton.

Watch as the biggest reality show this year makes its amazing premiere this October 6 on TV5. The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2 is powered by Rexona and sponsored by PLDT Home Telpad, Summit Natural Drinking Water, Kia, RCD Royal Homes and Resorts World Manila.

Get real-time updates online via TARP’s official social media accounts: @Amazing_RacePH and hashtag #AmazingRacePH2 on Twitter and The Amazing Race Philippines fan page on Facebook. You may also visit www.theamazingrace.ph for exclusive online contents about the show.

Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria Confront Family Issues in “Be Careful With My Heart Rewind” on TFC

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As newlyweds Maya (Jodi Sta. Maria) and Ser Chief (Richard Yap) prepare for the newest chapter of their lives, fate takes an interesting turn for Maya’s family and Ser Chief’s kids in the sub-titled “Be Careful With My Heart Rewind,” this October on The Filipino Channel (TFC) worldwide.

In the first episode for the month of October airing on October 5 (October 2 London time and October 4, Riyadh and Pacific time), Arturo (Pepe Pimentel) starts to make up for his mistakes and rekindle his relationship with his youngest daughter Maya, his wife Teresita (Sylvia Sanchez), his eldest daughter Kute (Aiza Seguerra), and his grandson and Kute’s son Cho (JM Ibañez).  Like what fathers normally do, Arturo performs some chores at home.  Kute, who has served as the father figure since her father left, finds it hard to accept Arturo back in their lives and confronts her mother about it.  Over at the Lim residence, Abby (Mutya Orquia) and Nikki (Janella Salvador) comfort their brother Luke (Jerome Ponce) who is experiencing stress from his college duties.

On the next episode of the kilig-serye, Maya as the new mother of the Lim children, persuades the kids, especially Abby to limit the use of digital gadgets as it may interfere with their studies.  Maya also visits her Obstetrician - Gynecologist to check on her possible pregnancy.  Meantime, Ser Chief tries to surprise Maya but gets disappointed when she does not answer his call.  This leads to a rift between the two love birds.  Maya comes home from work and tries to reconcile with her husband in her sweetest way.  This episode airs on October 12 (October 9 London time and October 11, Riyadh and Pacific time).

Cho finally bonds with her lolo (grandfather) Arturo on the third episode this month airing on October 19 (October 16 London time and October 18, Riyadh and Pacific time).  However, the closeness seems to go wrong when Teresita starts to feel uneasy about it which makes Kute worry. 

Ser Chief in the meantime, gets mad because of his kids’ supposed pitfalls: Abby’s entry into the social media at her young age, Nikki’s attraction towards Niccolo (Marlo Mortel), and Luke failing one of his subjects.

 


In the final episode for the month of October airing on the 26th (October 23 London time and October 25, Riyadh and Pacific time), Luke and his siblings are still worried about their dad’s anger.  Meanwhile, Arturo tries to resolve the issues between him and his eldest daughter, Kute, and thinks of giving her a pre-Christmas gift.  Things go smoothly until Arturo discloses to his friends about Kute’s plans of having a small eatery in San Nicolas, which makes Kute more furious at her father.  

Will the situations hounding Maya and Ser Chief be fixed? Tune in to the show that teaches the importance of family, every Sunday (Thursdays London time and Saturdays, Riyadh and Pacific time) on TFC worldwide.  Never miss a single episode of the sub-titled version of “Be Careful With My Heart” in English for non-Filipino speaking viewers also to enjoy this October via TFC’s video-on-demand service (internet protocol service or IPTV) and its official online service, TFC.tv.

Connect with fellow global Filipinos, visit www.facebook.com/KapamilyaTFC or follow @KapamilyaTFC on twitter and Instagram for more updates.

'Ouija' Movie Poster, Photo Outtakes


Universal Pictures has just launched the poster art and first images of its upcoming Halloween presentation, “Ouija.”

In the film, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. “Ouija” stars Olivia Cooke (“Bates Motel,” “The Quiet Ones”), Douglas Smith and Bianca Santos.

 


Stiles White (“The Knowing”) directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (“The Purge,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Friday the 13th”) alongside Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum (“Paranormal Activity” and “Insidious” series), Bennett Schneir (“Battleship”) and Hasbro.

Juliet Snowden and Stiles White wrote the script.

 

Opening across the Philippines on October 29, “Ouija is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Share Your Staycation Ideas and Win a Vacation Package with Team Kramer


The most popular celebrity family on social media, Team Kramer has time and again shown how families can create truly meaningful and enjoyable moments without leaving the comforts of their home. Watch below:



In one of their latest videos, Team Kramer once more inspires with a great idea for family staycation. The video shows the couple and their kids Kendra, Scarlet and Gavin inside a tent right in the middle of their own living room. What made the indoor camping activity look real and more exciting was the breathtaking images and audio from their living room’s LG Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV.

Even indoors, the kids were able to immerse themselves in outdoor sceneries with the sheer size of display coupled with amazing picture quality bringing breathtaking natural surroundings inside their living room.

The LG UHD TV from home entertainment innovator LG Electronics has real 4K resolution capability four times that of Full HD, giving incredibly vivid images, while its ultra real sound gives the full impact of a multi-channel, forward-facing speaker system.

Just like Team Kramer, you can also share your staycation ideas with your loved ones, and get a chance to win prizes. SUBSCRIBE to LG Electronics Philippines’ Official YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/myLifesGoodPH and SHARE the video bit.ly/lgteamkramer with your answer your Facebook with the hashtag #LGUHDTVreal4K.

Three (3) participants with the most creative and fun answer will win LG Pocket Photo mobile printer (SRP Php7,990) with five boxes of Zink photo paper. Open to all Philippine residents, the promo will run from October 3 - 31, 2014 only.

For complete mechanics, visit www.lg.com/ph, www.lgblog.com.ph, or www.LGnewsroom.com; like LG’s official Facebook page “LG Philippines”; or follow @LG Philippines on Twitter and Instagram.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Inigo Pascual Expresses Interest on Maris Racal, Reaches Out to Maris on Twitter



Ever wonder why the hashtag 'marisinigo youtubecollab' became a trending topic on social networking site Twitter?

The phrase ‘marisinigo youtubecollab‘ started by Maris Racal's supporters moments after Iñigo Pascual tweeted that he would like to make a YouTube collaboration with the PBB All In 2nd Big Placer.



Followers of Maris quickly sent their responses and their idol's Twitter account to Piolo Pascual's son prompting the latter to immediately say ‘Hi’ to the ‘Singing Sunshine ng Davao”.



It can be recalled that even Inigo's dad Piolo was all eyes on Maris when he entered the PBB house some months back. The Kapamilya ultimate heartthrob said he finds Maris cute and that he even teased her for his son who also loves music just like her. "Gusto mo hintayin anak ko, magka-edad kayo nun. Wag ka muna magboyfriend ah!", Piolo said after Maris performed the official theme song of his latest TV series "Hawak Kamay."

Watch below:

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Kim Chiu Chosen by Disney to Portray Mulan in 2015


Kim Chiu will soon be soon as Disney Princess "Mulan".

As shared by Thai photographer PaYakYim, the "Ikaw Lamang" actress will portray the popular Disney character Mulan in the upcoming Disney 2015 calendar.




On his Instagram account, the famous Thai photographer posted a picture of the Kapamilya actress posing ala-Mulan with the caption “behind the scene Mulan , Disney calendar 2015”.

'Horrible Bosses 2' Brand-New Trailer


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New Line Cinema has just released a brand new trailer for the male-oriented comedy “Horrible Bosses 2”.

Watch below:


The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy “Horrible Bosses” reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone’s favorite working stiffs: Nick, Dale and Kurt.

Jennifer Aniston and Oscar® winners Jamie Foxx and Kevin Spacey also reprise their “Horrible Bosses” starring roles, while Chris Pine and Oscar® winner Christoph Waltz star as new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success.

Fed up with answering to higher-ups, Nick (Bateman), Dale (Day) and Kurt (Sudeikis) decide to become their own bosses by launching their own business. But a slick investor soon pulls the rug out from under them. Outplayed and desperate, and with no legal recourse, the three would-be entrepreneurs hatch a misguided plan to kidnap the investor’s adult son and ransom him to regain control of their company.

“Horrible Bosses 2” was directed by Sean Anders and produced by Brett Ratner, Jay Stern, Chris Bender, John Rickard and John Morris.

Opening across the Philippines on November 26, 2014, “Horrible Bosses 2” is a New Line Cinema Presentation distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Mary Jean Lastimosa, Toni Gonzaga, Alice Dixson, Kara David Lead People Asia 2014 Women of Style and Substance


For “going beyond being beautiful, and breaking the glass ceiling through their achievements, advocacies and more,” 16 Filipina women were honored by People Asia magazine as this year’s “Women of Style and Substance” during the awards rites held at the Grand Ballroom of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza.

They are: 

TV host/Actress/Singer  Toni Gonzaga
Actress Alice Dixson
Miss International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago
Miss Universe Philippines 2014 Mary Jean Lastimosa
Binibining Pilipinas International 2014 Bianca Guidotti
Binibining Pilipinas Supranational Yvethe Marie Santiago
UAAP Women's Volleyball MVP Alyssa Valdez
Model and Philanthropist Jenny Rockett
Asian Carmakers Corp. President Maricar Parco
Broadcast journalist Kara David.
Actress/host Iya Villania
Jewelry Designer Malou Romero
Fashion and Lifestyle blogger Ingrid Chua-Go
Designer Mia Arcenas
Astrophysicist Reina Reyes
Entrepreneur Alexandra Rocha

“Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako” Named Himig Handog Best Pinoy Pop Song of the Year


“Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako,” an original Filipino love song written by Edwin Marollano and interpreted by KZ Tandingan emerged as the grand prize winner at the “Himig Handog Pinoy Pop (P-Pop) Love Songs 2014” Monday, September 29 (September 28, Sunday Riyadh, London, and Pacific time) on The Filipino Channel (TFC) worldwide.

Marollano bested 14 other songwriter-finalists to win the cash prize of P1 million and a trophy designed by renowned sculptor Michael Cacnio.  Tandingan, meanwhile, bagged the ABS-CBN.com Favorite Interpreter Award.

Hailed as the 2nd Best Song was “Halik sa Hangin,” a song written by David Dimaguila and interpreted by Ebe Dancel with Abra.  The other winners were “Mahal Kita Pero” as 3rd Best Song composed by Melchora Mabilog and interpreted by Janella Salvador, “Walang Basagan ng Trip” as 4th Best Song composed by Eric De Leon and interpreted by Jugs Jugueta and Teddy Corpuz, and “Hindi Wala” as 5th Best Song composed by Nica Del Rosario and interpreted by Juris Fernandez.  The TFC’s Choice Award and Star Studio Readers’ Choice Award went to “If You Don’t Want to Fall” composed by Jude Gitamondoc and interpreted by Jed Madela.

Meanwhile, the following special awards were also given away during the finals night of Philippines’ biggest multimedia songwriting competition: Star Cinema’s Choice Award – “Halik sa Hangin”; MYX’s Choice for Best Music Video Award – “Mahal Kita Pero” under the direction of students from San Beda College, Alabang (Muntinlupa, Metro Manila); Star Music Listeners’ Choice Award – “Bumabalik ang Nagdaan” composed by Sarah Jane Gandia and interpreted by Jessa Zaragoza; and MOR 101.9 Listeners’ Choice Award and ABS-CBNMobile Fan Favorite Award – “Simpleng Tulad Mo” composed by Meljohn Magno and interpreted by Daniel Padilla.

The other finalists of this year’s “Himig Handog P-Pop Love songs 2014” are “Akin Ka Na Lang” composed by Francis Louis Salazar and interpreted by Morisette Amon, “Dito” composed by Raizo Brent Chabeldin and Biv De Vera and interpreted by Jovit Baldovino, “Hanggang Kailan” composed by Jose Joel Mendoza and interpreted by Angeline Quinto, “Pare, Mahal Mo Raw Ako” composed by Jovinor Tan and interpreted by Michael Pangilinan, “Pumapag-ibig” composed by Jungee Marcelo and interpreted by Marion Aunor featuring Rizza Cabrera and Seed Bunye, “Umiiyak ang Puso” composed by Rolando Azor and interpreted by Bugoy Drilon, and “Everything Takes Time” composed and interpreted by Hazel Faith dela Cruz.

“Himig Handog” is the Philippines’ first interactive multimedia songwriting tilt launched by ABS-CBN in 2000, originally to pay tribute to the overseas Filipino worker but has become an instrument in showcasing the greatness of Filipinos in songwriting, singing, or music in general.  This year TFC continues to herald this greatness or as the network’s 20th anniversary theme promotes, the ‘Galing ng Filipino.’

Now on its sixth year, “Himig Handog” continues to search for exceptional amateur and professional Filipino songwriters, and endearing and uniquely Pinoy love songs that transcend generations, and which stand out like some of today’s OPM classic love songs, which include “Hanggang” by Wency Cornejo, “Kung Ako Na Lang Sana” by Bituin Escalante, “Kung Ako Ba Siya” by Piolo Pascual, “Bye Bye Na” by Rico Blanco, “This Guy’s In Love With You Pare” by Chito Miranda, and two of 2013’s biggest hits, Padilla’s “Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat” and Aiza Seguerra’s “Anong Nangyari Sa Ating Dalawa.”

Relive the winning moments of the “Himig Handog: P-Pop Love Songs 2014” finals and catch it via TFC’s official online service TFC.tv and its video-on-demand service (Internet Protocol television or IPTV) available until October 6, Monday (Manila time).  For more updates, visit www.facebook.com/KapamilyaTFC or follow @KapamilyaTFC on twitter and Instagram.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Daniel Padilla Caught with Another Girl, Not Kathryn Bernardo nor Jasmine Curtis-Smith

Whisper Cottony Long Press Release

Kapamilya Teen King Daniel Padilla talks about his type of girl, ang babaeng may tapang, in a new video entitled "Daniel ♥ Whisper Fearless Girl". 

According to Daniel, his ideal girl is #fearless to stand up for what she wants. “Siya yung tipong confident tumayo para sa sarili, hindi niya inuupuan lang ang problema. May tapang na tumayo at talikuran ang nakasanayan, hindi sunud sunuran sa nakagawian. May tapang na tumayo at manguna sa pagbabago. Wala siyang tinatago kaya wala rin siyang kinakatakutan... angat na angat siya sa iba.”




The video takes off from Whisper’s #LikeAgirl campaign that debunks stereotypes on how a girl behaves. The superior sanitary pad brand believes that Filipina adolescents today are less constrained to excel in any field they might want to venture into. However, their confidence is sometimes decreased by concerns about leaks during Sixty percent of Filipinas today experience leaks, the highest leakage incidence in Asia compared to countries like Japan (21%) and Korea (9%)*. This, coupled with confused feelings about their changing bodies, are the greatest negative drivers of their confidence. Because leaks have become a barrier for young women to take charge of situations, they can sometimes still be perceived in the negative girl stereotype – submissive, timid and hesitant.

Check out the video here:



Whisper Cottony Long pads are two inches longer than regular pads, giving up to 100% no back leaks, so girls can take control of their leaks, and therefore take control of their lives. With Whisper Cottony Long, these girls can stand up and achieve what they want with confidence.

Whisper challenges Filipina teenagers to make the switch and be a Whisper #fearless girl, the kind that men like Daniel Padilla admire. According to Whisper brand manager Jan Jizelle Ang, “A Whisper girl is a fearless girl, ready to take on anything the world throws at her. Whisper Cottony Long eliminates the fear of back leaks and frees her to confidently live her life to its fullest potential.




Are you the Whisper #fearless girl that Daniel Padilla is looking for? Find out more about who a Whisper girl is on Whisper Girl Movement.

*Leakage incidences in the day

Kapuso Stars Walk Out on Tom Rodriguez During 'Don't Lose The Money' Taping

Don’t Lose the Money PR
 
Kapuso stars Rafael Rosell, Pancho Magno, Bettinna Carlos and Victor Basa walked out on "Don’t Lose the Money" game master Tom Rodriguez during the recent taping of the Kapuso game show.
 
Tom was supposed to announce the results of the game when one of the day’s contestants Pancho Magno walked out of the set.

Without a word, Pancho stormed out and his teammates Bettinnas and Victor followed soon after.

John “Sweet” Lapus, from the opposing team, acted pissed off. One of his teammates Rafael, left the set too.

Sweet opened up his frustration to other teammate Pauleen Luna. “Game lang ‘to. Ang cheap naman… It’s part of the game,” he remarked.

After a few seconds, the contestants who left the set walked back in carrying cakes with lit candles.

 


The delighted Tom started sobbing, especially when he saw Carla Abellana with them.

His leading lady and the woman he is dating took him by the hand and tried to console the crying Tom. She also delivered her wish for the Don’t Lose the Money host.

Actually hindi ko na kailangan ipagdasal na bigyan ka ni God ng madaming blessing kasi alam ko He will bless you abundantly because you work so hard and you are so determined. So sana, kayanin mo na lang lahat ng trials, lahat ng struggles na dadating pa sa buhay mo,” she said.

Carla afterwards said that the surprise wasn’t over. “Hindi pa 'yun 'yung surprise mo. Merong mas special pa na surprise sa 'yo,” she declared.

She pointed to the screen where an AVP from Tom’s family played. It showed video greetings from his father, mother, sisters, brother-in-law, nephews and nieces in the U.S.

Happy birthday! Love you, miss you. I watched your show yesterday, it was great. Love you, love you,” his dad William Mott said.

Overjoyed, he thanked everyone who cooked up the surprise for him.

Thank you everyone… best birthday ever. Even though I’m far away from my family, kahit malayo sila, namimiss ko sila araw-araw. Sobrang saya ko po kaya thank you so much,” Tom said.

TV5 Gives Away P10-M Prize to the Winners of 'The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2'

The Amazing Race Philippines Season 2 PR

Set to air on October 6, 7:00PM exclusively on TV5, viewers can look forward to a bigger, more exciting season of The Amazing Race Philippines (TARP). Dubbed as TV5’s most groundbreaking program for 2014, TARP is produced by Emmy awarding-winning ActiveTV Asia led by their Executive Director Michael McKay. With Kapatid prime hunk and sportsman Derek Ramsay as race master and host, the race will feature 11 pairs dashing around the country, in a bid to be the last team standing.

Along with the glory of becoming the victors of The Amazing Race Philippines 2, almost 10 million pesos worth of prizes await the winners who will receive 2 house and lots from RCD Royal Homes, 2 KIA Sportage SUVs, and a whopping cash prize of 2 million pesos from PLDT Home Telpad. 

But fame and fortune won’t come easy for sexy besties RR Enriquez and Jeck Maierhofer, blonde sisters Tina and Avy Wells, chefs Eji Estillore and Roch Hernandez, dating couple Matt Edwards and Phoebe Walker, Juan Direction hunks Charlie Sutcliffe and Daniel Marsh, mag-amang AJ and Jody Saliba, nerds Vincent Yu and Ed Manguan, travel buddies Zarah Evangelista and Osang Dela Rosa, Mr. Pogi bros JP Duray and Kelvin Engles, magkapatid Jet and Yna Cruz, and Pinay world champs Gretchen Albaniel and Luz McClitton as their strength, wit, and relationships are put to the test by TARP’s extreme physical and mental challenges. With these bigger prizes at stake, viewers can expect exciting action and real-life drama condensed in half-hour episodes every day.

Don’t miss the bigger, bolder and more amazing new season of The Amazing Race Philippines, Mondays to Fridays 7:00PM; and Saturdays to Sundays, 9:00PM, beginning October 6 on TV5.

The Kapamilya Network Wins 4 Boomerang Awards


ABS-CBN Corporation bagged four metals at the recently held 2014 Boomerang Awards, including a Gold Boomerang for its passenger safety mobile app, making it the only TV network to be recognized by the award-giving body.


PBB All In Online Bahay ni Kuya team



Organized annually by the Internet Mobile and Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP), the Boomerang Awards aims to recognize the best digital programs and campaigns in the country.

ABS-CBN’s passenger safety app “PasaHero” won the Gold Boomerang in the Programs Category. The app, which safeguards the user (passenger) by broadcasting trip details to social media and sending emergency notifications and location to the user’s trusted circle, also took home a Black Boomerang or a special award from Smart Communications for Best in Mobile.


Mori Rodriguez (middle) and Boggs Labayen (right) accepts the  Gold Boomerang for PasaHero mobile app



ABS-CBN’s “Pinoy Big Brother All In Online Bahay ni Kuya,” meanwhile, won a Silver Boomerang in the Effectivity category and a Bronze Boomerang in the Campaigns category.

The Facebook app, a first of its kind in the history of the international Big Brother franchise, successfully expanded the “PBB” experience for fans, who weren’t able to make it to the auditions by making them online housemates. They could interact with Big Brother, as well as with their fellow online housemates, via online tasks and challenges. The top ten online housemates were also given the chance to watch the “PBB All In Big Night” live at the Araneta Coliseum, while the grand winner won a cash prize of P100,000.


The team behind the PBB All In Online Bahay ni Kuya



This is the first time ABS-CBN joined the prestigious Boomerang Awards by the IMMAP.

Heartbreaking Father and Son Story Tackles in 'The Judge'

 Warner Bros. Pictures PR

If the sins of the father are said to be visited upon the son, what of the sins of the son? That's the enigma Warner Bros. Pictures' new drama “The Judge” tries to address.

Slick Chicago lawyer Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) is set to pluck his latest white collar client from the State of Illinois’ prosecutorial clutches when he receives a message that his mother has just passed away. Hank has no contact with his dad, and his mom is the one person in his family—in his entire hometown—with whom he had remained in touch for the past 20 or so years. She is the only one, her death the only event, that can draw him home. What waits for him in idyllic Carlinville, Indiana, however, is much more than a memorial service, and far from a warm welcome. And before he can make his escape, Hank is called back to defend his own estranged father, the town’s venerable judge of 42 years, who suddenly finds himself on the wrong side of the bench.

No matter how old we are, within five minutes of walking back into our childhood home, we are exactly who we were when we left there,” says director and producer of “The Judge,” David Dobkin. “We fall back into those routines; we’re subject to the same behavior and communication patterns of our youth, the same unspoken misunderstandings and unresolved issues, however great or small, which wind up driving us for the rest of our lives.

Pairing acting heavyweights Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall for the first time, the film seeks to explore the role reversal we all face, whether through emotion or circumstance, of having to parent our aging parents and come to terms with our own personal history. How we, as adults, suddenly find ourselves in unfamiliar familial territory, and how even the best intentions don’t always lead us to take the best course of action or, ultimately, generate the best results.

The primary relationship Dobkin wanted to explore was one between a strong patriarchal father and the son who had left home years ago and who, due to an ongoing, seemingly irreparable rift between them, had never returned to face all the skeletons in his boyhood closet.

 


Robert Duvall, who plays the tough-as-nails judge Joseph Palmer, says he readily signed on because “it was a smart script, very well written with wonderful characters—definitely an actors’ film. On top of that, I felt the people involved would be great to work with. David really brought his own passion and commitment to it in a very positive way, so it was an enticing project for me.”

Joseph Palmer is a man who represents the old world, the old guard,” Dobkin says. “He’s about honor; he believes that how a man walks through life has everything to do with where he ends up and how he is remembered. His legacy, that he helped people, that he protected an ideal, is important to him. Hank, on the other hand, believes you do whatever you need to do to get to the top, and once you’re there and as long as it was legal, it’s okay, even if it was manipulative. As long as the court tells him he wins, he doesn’t care if his client actually did terrible things, or whether he has to do terrible things to help his client. The law decides whether he’s right or wrong. His father views this not as something to be proud of, but as just more bad behavior from the rebellious teen Hank was growing up.

Robert Duvall acknowledges, “The Judge would rather go to prison than lose his honor, definitely. And that complicates things for his sons, especially for Hank, who subconsciously thinks he’ll win his dad’s approval by winning the case.”

Duvall enjoyed exploring such a complex character. “He has many contradictions, like we all do in life. He’s a family-oriented guy, and he loves his sons, but he always left the showing of affection to his wife, and now she’s gone. So he’s very deficient when it comes to relating to them on his own, particularly Hank. They’ve had no contact for years; everything went through Hank’s mother, so they don’t have a way of interacting. And the Judge has never really forgiven Hank for something that happened in the past—or if he has, he can’t admit it, not even to himself, I’d suspect. So he gave me a lot of interesting things to work with, to find within myself.

Downey praises his co-star, “I learned a lot from watching him just be so still and yet so commanding. I’m completely the opposite, we have very different styles. We all did, really. I got to see all these different ways of working come together and really gel, and I came away with an even deeper respect for the work thanks to this experience.”

Duvall admired the younger actor as well, citing, “He’s very, very talented, and he was relaxed and in control of both his performance and his off-camera work as a producer, so it was a pleasure for me.

Opening across the Philippines on October 22, 2014, “The Judge” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

James Reid and Nadine Lustre Tag as the Hottest Weekend Primetime Loveteam, Conquers Both Online and TV

My App Boyfie PR

James Reid, Nadine Lustre, and Dominic Roque quickly got TV viewers hooked as the pilot episode of their “Wansapanataym” special "My App Boyfie" won national TV ratings last Saturday (September 27).

According to data from Kantar Media, the first episode of "My App Boyfie" scored a national TV rating of 29.5%, or almost 13 points higher compared to its rival program in GMA “Marian” (16.6%).

Aside from the national TV ratings, James, Nadine, and Dominic’s “Wansapanataym” special also conquered social networking sites such as Twitter, where the hashtag "My App Boyfie Pilot Episode," became a worldwide trending topic because of the positive tweets by netizens who were all excited for the premiere of the unique love story.

Meanwhile, in the continuation of “Wansapanataym Presents My App Boyfie” this weekend (October 4 and 5), Anika’s (Nadine) life begins to change now that she is finally going to experience what it’s like to have boyfriend through Jowa (James). What will Anika do when she falls in love with her "app boyfriend?" Will she be forced to delete him once Jowa brings trouble to her and her family?

Also featured in “Wansapanataym Presents My App Boyfie” are Cherie Gil, Malou Crisologo, Ingrid dela Paz, Jazz McDonald, Marco Pingol, and Elise Joson. It is written by Noreen Capili and directed by Jojo Saguin.

The original story book for Filipino kids “Wansapanataym” is under the production of Dreamscape Entertainment Television, the group that created top-rating TV masterpieces such as “Walang Hanggan,” “Ina Kapatid Anak,” and “Juan dela Cruz.”

Don’t miss the continuation of James, Nadine, and Dominic’s “Wansapanataym” special this Saturday, 7:15PM, after “Home Sweetie Home” and Sunday (September 28), 7PM, after “Goin’ Bulilit” on ABS-CBN. 

For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com or follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.

Asia's Next Top Model Season 3 Manila Audition Dates and Venue


Do you have what it takes to become the next Asia's Top Model? 

Have you dreamt of conquering the world and make your country proud?

Then join the search for Asia's Next Top Model.

The casting process for the Season 3 of the biggest model search in the Pacific has already begun, and on-ground auditions in Manila will be held on October 4, Saturday and October 5, Sunday at Maxims Villa on the 5th Level of Resorts World Manila.

Aspiring Filipina models aged 16 to 27 may attend the open casting from 10am to 5pm.

For more information, visit www.asntm3.com.

Talentadong Pinoy 2014 Grand Finals Set on October 4


Talentadong Pinoy PR

Following the successful return of Talentadong Pinoy 2014, the first and longest running talent show of its kind in the country holds this year’s season 1 finals night where seven equally determined talentados will battle it out and vie for the P100,000 prize and the privilege to be the first hall of famer with a guaranteed slot in the show’s much-anticipated grand finals night in December.

Airing this October 4, the Talentadong Pinoy 2014 Season 1 Finals Night features never-before-seen performances of Lights Production, Mystique, Crew Mechanix, Empoy & Entoy Brothers, Madibeats, Street Voice and Tazmania. Host Robin Padilla will also have a big revelation on the night of the season finals as he introduces “Robin’s Pick”. How will this affect the fate of all the contestants of Talentadong Pinoy 2014?

Meanwhile, joining the Season 1 Finals Night as talents scouts are Derek Ramsey, Gelli de Belen, Richard Gutierrez, Arnell Ignacio, K Brosas and Antoinette Taus. Adding more excitement are world-class performances from World Hiphop dance champion Philippine All-Stars, award-wining inter-collegiate cheer leading group UP Pep Squad, and WCOPA champion & Talentadong Pinoy’s first-ever Ultimate Talentado Joshua “Yoyo Tricker” Davis.  

Co-hosted by Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla and Tuesday Vargas, Season 1 Finals Night of Talentadong Pinoy 2014 will air on October 4 at 7pm only on TV5.

Star Cinema's Latest Movie 'The Janitor' Graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board


APT Entertainment's highly acclaimed Cinemalaya X movie entry "The Janitor" has just received an "A" Grade from the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB).

Aside from this recognition, The Janitor, which stars Dennis Trillo in the title role was also the most-awarded entry in this year's Cinemalaya Film Festival including Best Director award for Mike Tuviera, Best Supporting Actor for Nicco Manalo. Aloy Adlawan and Michael Tuviera also received Cinemalaya's Best Screenplay award, Best Editing for and Tara Illenberger, while the Best Sound went to Michael Idioma.

On October 8, Pinoy moviegoers will have another chance to watch this critically-acclaimed film as Star Cinema releases this action-packed which also stars this generation's biggest stars such as Richard Gomez, Raymond Bagatsing, LJ Reyes, Nicco Manalo, Alex Medina and Derek Ramsay.

The Janitor - Movie Trailer:


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SMART Partners with GSMA to Protect Subscribers from Spam Messages

 SMART Press Release

Wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is in discussions with GSMA, the world’s top association of mobile operators, for a service that would boost efforts to further protect subscribers from spam messages.
Smart is exploring the use of GSMA’s spam reporting service to enable subscribers to easily report spammers to the National Telecommunications Commission, which can then determine the appropriate sanctions for the erring parties. Under the proposed service, subscribers can forward nuisance spam messages to the dedicated number 7726 (SPAM).

GSMA’s anti-spam service is being used by top operators abroad, such as AT&T, Vodafone, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

Smart’s discussion with GSMA is one of the company’s recent efforts to address pressing customer concerns like spam and text scams.

Early this year, Smart launched an education campaign to inform subscribers about the modus operandi of unscrupulous scammers. Subscribers can learn more about scams and report scam incidents at www.smart.com.ph/smart2know

The most common complaint involves Pasaload, a service that allows subscribers to transfer load credits to others. To address this, Smart now requires subscribers to confirm Pasaload requests to make sure they are aware of the transaction.

If subscribers send an SMS to 808 – Smart’s Pasaload number – Smart sends a message informing them that they are about to transfer load to another person. Load will only be transferred once the subscribers send YES to 808 within 15 minutes.

Aside from putting in additional security features, Smart continues to coordinate closely with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) and police authorities to prevent spammers and scammers from victimizing more subscribers.

Smart subscribers are encouraged to report scam attempts and incidents to the company by calling hotline *888 using their mobile phone or sending a message to the @smartcares Twitter account. They may also report scammers to the NTC One Stop Public Assistance Center by calling 9213521 or 9267722, or sending an email to ospac@ntc.gov.ph.

Anne Curtis' Hollywood Movie 'Blood Ransom' Full Trailer, Showing Worldwide on October 29


"Blood Ransom," Anne Curtis' first international movie shot in Hollywood mid-2012 finally got its playdate.

On Monday afternoon, the "It's Showtime" host posted a link of the official trailer of “Blood Ransom” on her Twitter account with the caption, "FINALLY! The OFFICIAL TRAILER for my very first international indie film BLOOD RANSOM. Watch it here!!! So excited!"
Check out below:




"Blood Ransom," which was directed by Filipino-American Francis dela Torre, also stars Alexander Dreymon and will be released in Philippine theaters on October 29 and in North America on October 31, 2014.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Richard Poon Sings Burt Bacharach, Free Concert Set on October 3 at Shangrila Plaza Mall


The country’s premiere crooner Richard Poon interprets some of Burt Bacharach’s biggest hits in her new album aptly titled “The Crooner Sings Bacharach.” This is Richard’s second album with Universal Records, after the album “Legends,” which was awarded Gold.

The album consists of 12 Bacharach classics including “What The World Needs Now,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “Don’t Make Me Over,” “Close To You,” “Raindrops Keeps Falling On My Head,” among others.

I think this is the best album I’ve ever done ever kasi even my record label executives are raving about it,” shares Richard. “It’s a nice album taas kamay ko sa mga arrangers ko.”

“The Crooner Sings Bacharach” will have an album launch this October 3, Friday, Shangrila Plaza East Wing. Advanced copies of the album will be sold at the venue.

Tracklist:

1. Always Something There To Remind Me
2. The Look Of Love
3. A House Is Not Home
4. What The World Needs Now Is Love
5. Alfie
6. Walk On By
7. Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
8. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
9. I Say A Little Prayer
10. Don't Make Me Over
11. You'll Never Get To Heaven
12. (They Long To Be) Close To You

Maxene Magalona Transfers to ABS-CBN


Is Maxene Magalona moving back to the Kapamilya network?

In her recent Instagram post, the eldest daughter of the late Master Rapper Francis Magalona, gave a hint on what to expect next from her as far as TV project is concern. The post, taken inside ABS-CBN compound, has a caption that says, "I'm ready, mga Kapamilya!"

Her first Kapamilya pitstop? As a week-long juror on "It's Showtime".
Maxene, started her showbiz career on ABS-CBN as part of the highly-successful defunct kiddie gag show "Ang TV" before moving to GMA Network in 2001.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Winners: Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2014


The winners of the country’s biggest multimedia songwriting competition, “Himig Handog Pinoy Pop (P-Pop) Love Songs 2014 were unveiled on Sunday's finals night held at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum. 

Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2014 - Winners:

Himig Handog Pinoy Pop Love Songs 2014 Grand Winner -  “Mahal Ko O Mahal Ako” by Edwin Marollano, Interpreter: KZ Tandingan

Himig Handog Pinoy Pop Love Songs 2nd Best Song - “Halik sa Hangin” by David Dimaguila, Interpreter: Ebe Dancel with Abra

Himig Handog Pinoy Pop Love Songs 2014 3rd Best Song - “Mahal Kita Pero” by Melchora Mabilog, Interpreter: Janella Salvador

Himig Handog Pinoy Pop Love Songs 2014 4th Best Song - “Walang Basagan ng Trip” by Eric De Leon, Interpreters: Jugs and Teddy

Himig Handog Pinoy Pop Love Songs 2014 5th Best Song - “Hindi Wala” by Nica del Rosario, Interpreter: Juris

MOR Listener's Choice Award - “Simpleng Tulad Mo” by Meljohn Magno, Interpreter: Daniel Padilla

ABS-CBN Mobile Fan Favorite - “Simpleng Tulad Mo” by Meljohn Magno, Interpreter: Daniel Padilla

TFC Choice Award - “If You Don’t Want to Fall” by Jude Gitamondoc, Interpreter: Jed Madela

Star Cinema Choice Award - “Halik sa Hangin” by David Dimaguila, Interpreter: Ebe Dancel with Abra

StarStudio Reader's Choice Award - “If You Don’t Want to Fall” by Jude Gitamondoc, Interpreter: Jed Madela

MYX Best Music Video Award - “Mahal Kita Pero” by Melchora Mabilog, Interpreter: Janella Salvador

Star Music Listener Choice Award - “Bumabalik ang Nagdaan” by Sarah Jane Gandia, Interpreter: Jessa Zaragoza
ABS-CBN.com Best Interpreter Award - KZ Tandingan for “Mahal Ko O Mahal Ako”


Other finalists include: 

“Akin Ka Na Lang” by Francis Louis Salazar, Interpreter: Morissette Amon


“Dito” by Raizo Brent Chabeldin and Biv De Vera, Interpreter: Jovit Baldivino

“Hanggang Kailan” by Jose Joel Mendoza, Interpreter: Angeline Quinto

“Pare Mahal Mo Raw Ako” by Jovinor Tan, Interpreter: Michael Pangilinan

“Pumapag-ibig” by Jungee Marcelo, Interpreter: Marion Aunor featuring Rizza and Seed

“Umiiyak ang Puso” by Rolando Azor, Interpreter: Bugoy Drilon

“Everything Takes Time”composed and interpreted by Hazel Faith dela Cruz

Coleen Garcia Talks About S&}{ Video Scandal


It's Showtime co-host Coleen Garcia, in her interview with Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino on "The Buzz," has finally broken her silence about the sex video scandal which allegedly involves her and real-life boyfriend Billy Crawford.

That came out in the height of everything that was happening to Billy so dinedma ko na lang siya. Alam ko naman na hindi totoo 'yun,” she said.

“Are you angry?” Boy asked.

No. When I when heard about it, I really just heard about it. I didn’t click any links or anything. Sinabi ko na that’s impossible so I brushed it aside na kaagad,” she exclaimed.

I do know that no one in the world has ever seen such video. So to know that something is spreading but one has actually seen it so 100% sure na 'di totoo.” Coleen added.

MP Sport Science Episode 2 Airs Sunday, September 28, on GMA SNBO


After its top-trending pilot episode on September 14, where it featured Manny Pacquiao's shotgun-like punch, Rocco Nacino's skills on Jiu Jitsu, Philippine Volcano strength test, and more, GMA-7's bi-monthly educational sports show "MP Featuring Sport Science" returns on its second episode this Sunday, 10:15pm on GMA SNBO.

Hosted by boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and Solenn Heussaff as his co-host, this Sunday's episode will give its viewers a deep and informative analysis, movement calculation of the best athletes in the world.




For more updates, follow MP Featuring Sport Science's official social media accounts:

Twitter: @GMAPacquiao
Instagram: @GMAPacquiao

For more updates, subscribe to MP Featuring Sport Science's official social media accounts. - See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/community/articles/2014-09-16/1516/MP-Featuring-Sport-Science-pilot-episode-gives-netizens-something-to-look-forward-to-on-Sundays#sthash.Iodi5YrA.dpuf
All-nighters now have something to look forward to on Sunday nights. Last September 14, MP Featuring Sport Science had its pilot episode with the People's Champ, Manny Pacquiao, as its main host and Solenn Heussaff as his co-host.

The episode was not just entertaining but also very educational and informative. Of course, it featured PacMan's shotgun-like punch, Rocco Nacino's skills on Jiu Jitsu, and more.

Netizens took to Twitter how amazed they were with what the show was giving them - See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/community/articles/2014-09-16/1516/MP-Featuring-Sport-Science-pilot-episode-gives-netizens-something-to-look-forward-to-on-Sundays#sthash.Iodi5YrA.dpuf

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