Saturday, December 19, 2015

Miss Philippines Losses to Miss Spain in Miss World 2015 Finals Night

Miss Philippines Losses to Miss Spain in Miss World 2015 Finals Night


Miss Spain Mireia Lalaguna was crowned Miss World 2015 in the coronation night held Saturday at the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, China.

Lalaguna bested 113 other contestants from around the globe including Miss Philippines Hillarie Parungao who landed at Top 11 and was named Miss Multimedia.


MISS WORLD 2015 - Mireia Lalaguna, Spain
1st Runner Up - Sofia Nikitchuk, Russia
2nd Runner Up - Maria Harfanti, Indonesia



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TOP 5
Sanneta Myrie, Jamaica
Valerie Abou Chacra, Lebanon

TOP 11
Tess Alexander, Australia
Hinarere Taputu, France
Lisa Punch, Guyana
Hillarie Parungao, Philippines
Liesl Laurie, South Africa
Trần Ngọc Lan Khuê, Vietnam

TOP 21
Catharina Choi, Brazil
Yuan Lu, China PR
Camila Marañón, Ecuador
Regina Vandysheva, Kazakhstan
Margot Hanekamp, Netherlands
Deborah Lambie, New Zealand
Leanne McDowell, Northern Ireland
Marta Pałucka, Poland
Mhairi Fergusson, Scotland
Ajaa Monchol, South Sudan

CHALLENGE EVENTS WINNERS

Beauty with a Purpose – Indonesia
Sports and Fitness – Namibia
Talent – Guyana
Top Model – Spain
People’s Choice – Vietnam
World Fashion Designer Award – Vietnam

Get Know the Real Apl.de.ap in a Book Called 'What's Ap'

Get Know the Real Apl.de.ap in a Book Called 'What's Ap'


Known worldwide as a member of the Grammy award-winning group Black Eyed Peas, Apl.de.ap (born Allan Pineda Lindo) is proud to share his life story through the children’s book What’s Ap. 

"I liked the whole idea of writing my life story. I’m into my foundation work and when that idea that it would help to send kids to school, that alone beyond my story, I just loved it. The main advocacy of the book is to help out other children just like how I grew up. People need a chance in getting an education,” he shared during the What’s Ap book launch held last December 15 at National Bookstore in Glorietta, Makati city.

The philanthropic singer, along with Summit Books, is donating all the proceeds from the book to the apl.de.ap foundation which will help build classrooms, send children to school, and provide medical help to children with eye problems.

The 41-year-old singer also shared the secret to his close friendship with fellow Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am. “We share the same values. will.i.am comes from a poor neighborhood in Los Angeles. He comes from a housing project and our goal to be able to help our family na umahon sa buhay. We always had that bond like we always dreamed together like, ‘You know one day man we’re going to have our own tour bus. We’re going to open for our heroes and then we’re going to go to Europe.’ So we’re like always dreaming together. And that’s our bond. It’s our family and succeeding,” he explained.

In the book What’s Ap, Apl hopes to inspire other kids like him who had to overcome challenges like poor eyesight and constant bullying from peers. “Actually my grandmother she was the one that gave me the strength. She would say, ‘Oh don’t pay attention to them. They’re like that because you’re special.’ So I just take that as I’m special (laughs). And she would fight anyone that would tease me or call me nognog, ganun. So I just followed my grandmother’s footsteps and then once I had a career I thanked God that I listened to those few words that my grandma said. It gives me strength. So people can say whatever they want but I’m going to do what I have to do and push through my dreams,” he said.

Live Stream Video: Miss World 2015 Coronation Night

Live Stream Video: Miss World 2015 Coronation Night


Tonight, the most beautiful woman in the world will be crowned as the 65th edition of Miss World pageant will commence at the Crown of Beauty Theatre in Sanya, China.

The reigning Miss World 2014 - Rolene Strauss will crown her successor at the end of the competition. There are currently 114 contenders in Miss World 2015 pageant and the event will be hosted by Tim Vincent, Megan Young, Angela Chow, and Steve Douglas.

Watch the livestream below:


Pia Wurtzbach's Figth for Miss Universe 2015 Crown Airs via Satellite on ABS-CBN and Lifestyle Channel

Pia Wurtzbach's Figth for Miss Universe 2015 Crown Airs via Satellite on ABS-CBN and Lifestyle

 
Filipinos can cheer on Miss Universe bet Pia Wurtzbach and get fast, real-time updates about the annual Miss Universe Pageant that will have a live airing on Lifestyle and via satellite airing on ABS-CBN this Monday, December 21.

The stage is all set in Las Vegas as 80 beautiful women including the Philippines’ very own Pia Wurtzbach, showcase their elegance and intelligence to take home the coveted Miss Universe crown.
Will Pia emerge as this year’s winner? Who will be Pia’s strongest competitors?

 Don’t miss the latest news on the 64th Miss Universe Pageant this holiday season on December 21 on Lifestyle (channel 52) at 8AM and on ABS-CBN at 8:30AM.

Aside from much-anticipated Miss Universe, ring in the most wonderful time of the year as Lifestyle also airs “Michael Buble’s Christmas in Hollywood,” a Christmas concert of hit holiday classics with Barbra Streisand, Ariana Grande, and Miss Piggy on December 24, 11PM.

Meanwhile, continue to feel the Christmas spirit with the Philippine cable TV airing of “The Hollywood Christmas Parade,” an American tradition spanning over 80 years that will feature various Hollywood celebrities participating in the festivities along Sunset Boulevard on December 26, 10PM.
Lifestyle aims to bring Filipinos closer to the international scene by airing the best TV specials from all over the world. Lifestyle is available on channel 52 in both Sky Cable and Destiny Cable and belongs to the family of cable channels under Creative Programs, Inc. (CPI), a subsidiary of ABS-CBN.

Miss Universe 2015 Winner Prediction: Miss Philippines v. Miss Venezuela

Miss Universe 2015 Winner Prediction: Miss Philippines v. Miss Venezuela


Could it be Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach or Miss Venezuela Migbelis Castellanos to be crowned Miss Universe 2015.

Pageant expert GC Lanzones shares you YouTube his take on this year's Miss Universe competition and why he thought Miss Philippines could win this whole thing.

Check out below:



To watch the live stream, visit

Miss Universe 2015 Coronation Night

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla Win Best Actress and Actor in Vietnam Face of the Year Awards 2015

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla Win Best Actress and Actor in Vietnam Face of the Year Awards 2015


Kapamilya Teen Queen and King Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla were named the Best Foreign Actress and Actor in Vietnam’s Face of the Year Awards 2015. 

KathNiel got the recognition for their performance in the Star Creatives produced series "Got To Believe."


'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Fast Becoming the Biggest Grossing Movie in History

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Fast Becoming the Biggest Grossing Movie in History


"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" smashed the opening night record in the United States and Canada and was poised to become one of the biggest grossing movies ever, industry experts said Friday.

The latest instalment of the highly anticipated space epic raked in $57 million for its opening night Thursday, easily beating the previous record -- $43.5 million -- held by "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in 2011.

Disney gushed that combined with Friday figures, ticket sales "are pointing to a total day of $100M+ for a new industry record... and the first triple-digit-million day ever!"

The "Harry Potter" film holds the all-time record for opening day at $91 million but the new "Star Wars" -- which has had rave reviews and even saw Stormtroopers "invade" the White House on Friday -- is expected to also force it out of that slot.

"This represents a new record for the industry and portends a massive and potentially record-breaking opening day and weekend for the film," said Paul Dergarabedian, of box office tracker Rentrak.

"The Force Awakens," which has had its legions of fans frothing at the mouth ever since its mooted release, has grossed at least $130 million worldwide since it opened overseas on Wednesday, setting records in Britain, Germany, Norway and Sweden.

Analysts predict that the seventh instalment of the iconic space saga, which cost Disney an estimated $200 million to produce, could score the biggest opening weekend ever and could even become the biggest film of all time.

"We appear to be headed for $200M+ through Sunday and the possibility of an all-time weekend record," Disney said.

The opening weekend record is currently held by "Jurassic World," which premiered earlier this year to $208.8 million at the box office.

As far as all-time box office sales, two films by James Cameron hold the record -- "Avatar" ($2.78 billion) and "Titanic" ($2.18 billion).

"The potential for 'The Force Awakens' to ultimately break into the $2 billion club worldwide is certainly in the realm of possibility," Dergarabedian said.

- 'Join $2 billion club' –

Jeff Bock, box office analyst at Exhibitor Relations, said: "As far as breaking records go, it’s the strongest candidate we've seen in a long, long time.

"It might join the $2 billion club worldwide, and maybe, just maybe, be the highest grossing film of all-time."

Disney, which bought the rights to the "Star Wars" franchise from its creator George Lucas for $4 billion in 2012, has built up the hype around "The Force Awakens," rolling out a well-orchestrated marketing campaign that has left fans wanting more.

Early reviews of the movie have given it a big thumbs-up and three more instalments are due in the coming years.

"The Force Awakens" picks up the intergalactic story of good versus evil 30 years on from "The Return of the Jedi," the finale of the original trilogy.

The trio of heroes who appeared in the first of the blockbusters in 1977 -- smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), leader of the rebel alliance, and her twin brother Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) -- are all back and played by the actors that Star Wars first made famous.

The film is being screened in 4,134 theaters in North America, a record for a December opening.

Darren Espanto, Sarah Geronimo, Yeng Constantino and TFC Win Big in the 2015 Awit Awards

Darren Espanto, Sarah Geronimo, Yeng Constantino and TFC Win Big in the 2015 Awit Awards


Kapamilya stars Darren Espanto, Sarah Geronimo and Yeng Constantino bagged the top honors in the “28th Awit Awards” held in Music Museum at San Juan City, Philippines on December 9, 2015.

Sarah won Album of the Year for “Perfectly Imperfect,” while Yeng was honored Song of the Year for “Ikaw.”

Darren, the runner-up of the first season of “The Voice Kids,” took home two awards namely Best Album Package and Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist.

Meanwhile, The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) 20th anniversary theme song, “Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing ng Filipino,” which pays tribute to the innate talents and ‘galing’ or greatness of Filipinos around the world, won in two categories namely Best Inspirational/Religious Recording and Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play.  The theme, sung by Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano, was composed by Jonathan Manalo of Star Music with additional lyrics from ABS-CBN Global Head of Marketing Services Pam Castillo and Marketing Communications Creative Director Jay Santiago and musical arrangement by Gab Valenciano.

Other winners include rock band Pupil who won Music Video of the Year, rapper Abra who won Best Rap Recording, and singer Kyla and Jungee Marcelo who won Best Rock/ Alternative Recording for their single, “Salbabida.”

Held annually, the “Awit Awards” aims to give recognition to Filipino performing artists and people behind the making of Filipino recorded music. (ABS-CBNnews.com)

Here is the full list of winners at the “28th Awit Awards”:

Album of the Year
“Perfectly Imperfect” – Sarah Geronimo

Song of the Year
“Ikaw” – Yeng Constantino

Music Video of the Year
“Out of Control” – Pupil

Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist
“Never Knew Love (Until I Met You)” – Janice Javier

Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist
“Buntong Hininga” – Johnoy Danao

Best Collaboration
“May Bukas Pa” – Lani Misalucha ft Angeline Quinto, KZ Tandingan & Yeng Constantino

Best Performance by a Group of Recording Artists
“Krismas Na” – Koro Ilustrado

Best Performance by a New Female Recording Artist
“Dear Heart” – Kiana Valenciano

Best Performance by a New Male Recording Artist
“In Love Na Ako Sa’yo” – Darren Espanto

Best Performance by a New Group Recording Artists
“Paano” – Innervoices

Best Performance by a Child/Children
“Narito Ako” – Lyca Gairanod

Best-Selling Album of the Year Award
“Deeper” – Julie Anne San Jose

Best Ballad Recording
“Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako” – KZ Tandingan

Best Rock/Alternative Recording
“Salbabida” – Kyla, Jungee Marcelo

Best World Music Recording
“Salubong” – Johnoy Danao

Best Dance Recording
“Dyosa” – Yumi Lacsamana

Best Inspirational/Religious Recording
“Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing ng Filipino” – Gary Valenciano (TFC 20th Anniversary theme)

Best Rap Recording
“Dedma” – Abra & Julie Anne San Jose

Best Jazz Recording
“Hindi Magbabago” – Arthur Manuntag

Best R&B Recording
“Torpe” – Kris Lawrence

Best Regional Recording
“Usahay” – Pilita Corales ft Chad Borja

Best Song Written for Movie/TV/Stage Play
“Ipagpatuloy Mo, Galing ng Filipino” – Gary Valenciano

Best Album Package
Darren Espanto

Special citations:
“We Are All God's Children” --Jamie Rivera
For ensuring the protection and promotion of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) -
Former Optical Media Board (OMB) Chairman Ronnie Ricketts 

Watch: Pia Wurtzbach Miss Universe 2015 Swimsuit, National Costume and Evening Gown (Video)

Watch: Pia Wurtzbach Miss Universe 2015 Swimsuit, National Costume and Evening Gown (Video)


Did you like the Oliver Tolentino red evening gown Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo wore during the Miss Universe 2015 preliminary competition?

Should you wonder why she failed to wear the Albert Andrada's creation, as previously announced, it was reported that designer Albert Andrada was not able to board his flight to the USA last Tuesday due to typhoon Nona that Pia's mentor, Jonas Gaffud, contacted his friend, a Los Angeles-based Filipino designer Oliver Tolentino who immediately instructed his staff to rush several gowns to Las Vegas.





Watch: James Reid, Nadine Lustre and Jollibee Treat Fans with a Night of Unbearable Kilig and Surprises

Watch: James Reid, Nadine Lustre and Jollibee Treat Fans with a Night of Unbearable Kilig and Surprises


The country's number one fast-food chain in the Philippines - Jollibee treated its loyal customer with a night of music, fun-filled games and awesome surprises, unbearable kilig and forever love with this country's hottest loveteam of James Reid and Nadine Lustre on Thursday night, December 17 at the Kia Theater.

Dubbed as #JaDineJollibeeForever, the event is Jollibee's way of thanking its customer for making the Jollibee Burger Steak a mega-blockbuster hit.

Joining them are The Juans, Thyro and Yumi, Tippy dos Santos and Sam Concepcion.

Check out some videos taken during the event:





Made with 100% pure beef patty and flavorful mushroom sauce - a unique taste that captures the hearts of many for the value-for-money price of P50.

Starstruck 6 The Final Judgment: Migo Adecer, Ayra Mariano, Klea Pineda and Elyson de Dios

Starstruck 6 The Final Judgment: Migo Adecer, Ayra Mariano, Klea Pineda and Elyson de Dios



From thousands of auditionees, 28 made it to the live telecast of StarStruck Season 6.

The number was trimmed down to 14.

And 4 have been chosen to battle it out in tonight’s finale. They are Migo Adecer, Ayra Mariano, Klea Pineda and Elyson de Dios.

But only 2 will be named the Ultimate Male and Female Survivors.

Let's meet Starstruck Season 6 Final 4:

MIGO ADECER



AYRA MARIANO



KLEA PINEDA



ELYSON DE DIOS


Zoren Legaspi and Gelli de Belen Star in a Heartwarming Story of Pampanga's Parol King in 'MMK'

Zoren Legaspi and Gelli de Belen Star in a Heartwarming Story of Pampanga's Parol King in 'MMK'


As early as childhood, Rolando (Zoren) is already fascinated with parol making and would even help his father make giant lanterns for their barangay in Pampanga. Parols are very important to him alongside happy memories of spending Christmas with his beloved family and neighborhood.

However, as he grows older, parol making takes a backseat in his life when he goes to Saudi to work.  Rolando feels extremely lonely especially during Christmas as he misses his family and new bride Renita (Gelli) so badly.

Little did he know that the craft he first loved will lead him back to the Philippines and finally end the longing he feels in his heart.

Joining this “MMK” episode are Louise Abuel, Susan Africa, Almira Muhlach, Allan Paule, Ricardo Cepeda, Levi Ignacio, Zeppi Borromeo, Tart Carlos, Francis Magundayao, Carlo Lacana, Jonic Magno, Winryll Banaag, Micko Laurente, John Michael, and Gilleth Sandico. The episode is directed by Raz Dela Torre and written by Arah Jell Badayos. “MMK” is led by business unit head Malou Santos.

Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” every Saturday on ABS-CBN. For more updates, log on to MMK.abs-cbn.com, follow @MMKOfficial on Twitter, and “like” Facebook.com/MMKOfficial. Tweet your thoughts using this week’s hashtag #MMKParolKing

Miss Philippines Christi Lynn McGarry Wins Miss Intercontinental 2015 Asia and Oceana

Miss Philippines Christi Lynn McGarry Wins Miss Intercontinental 2015 Asia and Oceana


For the second time, Miss Philippines wins Miss Intercontinental 2015 Asia and Oceana.

Christi Lynn McGarry, Philippines' bet to the recently concluded Miss Intercontinental 2015, settled for First Runner-up. She was also named Asia and Oceana.  Other winners include:

Russia - Miss Intercontinental 2015
USA - North America, 2nd runner-up
Venezuela - South America, 3rd runner-up
Zimbabwe - Africa, 4th runner-up




Special Awards:
Best in Gown - Colombia
Miss Photogenic - Thailand
Congeniality - Spain
Best Smile - Czech Republic
Best National Costume - Indonesia

Friday, December 18, 2015

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Character Posters

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Character Posters





Fresh from coming out with a well-received new trailer, Warner Bros. Pictures has now released the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" character posters showing the trinity of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman in hero poses. Check out the one-sheets below.

From director Zack Snyder comes "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters' first big-screen pairing.

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis's most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it's ever known before.




Directed by Zack Snyder, the film also stars Oscar nominees Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and Laurence Fishburne as Perry White; Oscar winners Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter as Senator Finch; and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince.

Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers.

Opening across the Philippines in March 26, 2016, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.


Watch: 'The Angry Birds Movies' and 'The Secret Life of Pets' Christmas Videos

Watch: 'The Angry Birds Movies' and 'The Secret Life of Pets' Christmas Videos




Two of next year's most highly anticipated animated comedies – Columbia Pictures' "The Angry Birds Movies" and Universal Pictures' "The Secret Life of Pets" – are out to bring cheers with the release of their Christmas-themed videos just in time for the holidays.

Watch and listen to Angry Birds hatchlings charm their way into trying to sing a carol athttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5d7Yu-u2lE while the intelligent Pets are tricked by their humans in posing for Christmas portraits at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soxY8oBd2TY.

In the 3D animated comedy, "The Angry Birds Movie," we'll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad in his first animated role since "Frozen"), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.

Meanwhile, for their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present "The Secret Life of Pets," a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

"The Angry Birds Movie" opens in May 2016, to be followed by "The Secret Life of Pets" in August 2016. Both films will be distributed through Columbia Pictures.


TFC Brings Together OFW Families in One Unforgettable Paskong Pinoy 'Kapamilya Reunion'

TFC Brings Together OFW Families in One Unforgettable Paskong Pinoy 'Kapamilya Reunion'




In the spirit of the holiday season that brings family and friends together in celebrations, ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel tapped the power of media and technology to gather nearly 40 overseas Filipinos (OFs) from 10 countries for their virtual Kapamilya Reunion with their families in the Philippines.  

The families in the homeland were gathered last December 6 at the Restaurant 9501 of ABS-CBN Corporation in Quezon City while OFs gathered in TFC offices in Redwood City, California; Toronto in Ontario; Dubai Media City; and partner venues Bar FM in London; Salad Bar Grill and Suite, New South Wales; Kusina Restaurant in Seoul; Outback Restaurant in Singapore; and Dabarkads in Hong Kong to make the virtual reunion happen.  



ABS-CBN Global Marketing Services Head Pam Castillo said she is proud that ABS-CBN TFC's service transcends broadcasting.  "We are in the service of the Filipino worldwide and this has many layers.  We accompany OFs in their journey overseas through information and entertainment and the company of our stars.  But most importantly, we try to keep the link to home not only through TFC programs but also through our special events and engagements such as Kapamilya Reunion,Castillo said.




ABS-CBN Regional Marketing Head for Europe, Middle East and Africa Maribel Hernaez, added that what enables the TFC team to truthfully fulfill this mission is the fact that most of them are OFs themselves.  "As an overseas Filipino worker, I empathize with them – how challenging their movement was, how they consistently struggle in a foreign land, and how they remain hopeful for a chance to be with their families, Hernaez said.  



One of TFC's answers to OFs' yearning for their families according to ABS-CBN Asia Regional Marketing Head for Asia Pacific Eric Martin Santos is Kapamilya Reunion. Santos said: "Through Kapamilya Reunion, we hope to bring Christmas to those who cannot come home for the season.  So together as a team, we brought these families together for a few hours of entertainment, an array of feasts, exchange gifts and most of all, one unforgettable Christmas."





Launched in September, the concerted TFC teams behind Kapamilya Reunion asked the OFs to share their most unforgettablePaskong `Pinas with their family online, through TFC's facebook pages.   Overseas Filipinos from all over the world heeded TFC's call and sent answers from the most touching moments to childhood memories that continue to bring a smile to their faces. The winning stories were chosen based on their impact and uniqueness.




Rahmil Pamilacan of United Arab Emirates (UAE), shared a memory from way back in 2006, the last time his family was complete.  Because of the need to fend for the family, one family member worked overseas one after the other.  His mother Marie Luz who was also a former OF, understands how it is for Rahmil to be alone in UAE.  In between tears, she thanked TFC for the opportunity to bring him closer, "Hindi ko inaasahan ito.  Na-surprise ako kasi ngayon lang ako naka-experience ng ganito.  Dati susulat ka tapos after two months pa darating.  Ngayon nag-uusap kami via skype – kung anong meron.  Sobrang proud ako sa anak ko dahil laging may sorpresa sa akin.  Kahit malayo siya, may pag-aalala." 

Meantime, Mercedes Lamanilao left the Philippines ten years ago to work in Hong Kong and has not seen husband Isagani and their kids since then.  Isagani is happy that he was able to speak with Mercedes throughKapamilya Reunion but for him, the experience is bittersweet.  He said: "Masaya pero medyo malungkot kasi hindi namin siya kasama."

Cornelio dela Cruz of Singapore understands how hard it is for one's family to be incomplete, especially at Christmas.  He said that his brother Ino shared the story on how their last memory of a happy Christmas was when their father was still alive."  Last five years…ang hirap dahil nabawasan kami ng isa.  Actually four lang kami so ang lungkot.  Before, naramdaman namin ang hirap umupa.  Pero magkakasama kami kasi buhay nga ang father ko noon.  Ngayon naman may house kaming sarili, pero magkakahiwalay naman kami."

Truly, for these OFs, the company of their families is what is most important and transcends wealth and material things.  But while some relive memories with family, some hang on to tangible things to help them by.  Nenita Soledad of United Kingdom still remembers the day her grandson gave her a letter which she only opened when she arrived in UK.  To this day, she still carries the letter.  Son Isagani shares that Kapamilya Reunion enabled her to see not only grandsonKael but the entire family as well.  Isagani said: "Lagi kaming nagkikita through skypepero itong araw na ito, espesyal kasi maraming mga Filipino sa ibang bansa na nagce-celebrate na sila-sila lang pero ngayon sama-sama.  Although hindi pa December 25, we can celebrate an early Christmas now at kasama ko ang anak ko at buong pamilya ko."

Marinette Orlanda's (from Canada) sisterMarizen Cajayon agrees that Kapamilya Reunion is different from their regular skype sessions "Masaya kami kasi may chance na magkita kami.  Of course, nagkikita rin kami kahit papaano pero mas masaya ngayon kasi kumpleto kami."    

Magdalene Calimlim from the United States has not had this luxury of a complete family since she separated from husband Edgardo Landingin.  But through their daughterKatrina Rosaly Sianco and Kapamilya Reunion, they were able to see each other again.  Edgardo shares that the couple let bygones be bygones for the children and entire family.  He said: "Ang sugat pag nasugat na, mayroon at mayroong peklat.  Pero iba pa rin ang pamilya especially sa mga anak ko.  Sabi nga nila tumatanda, namamatay, nawawala. Pero ang mga anak at apo, pang-habang buhay.  Iba rin kung alam nila ang sitwasyon."

Lecy Ann Alcobenas of Japan also faces the same challenge as she is a single mother.  Leaving the country was extra hard because she had to leave her one year-old daughter just to fend for her two-member family, alone.  Alcobendas wished to her family in the Philippines: "Sana manalo ako.  Puntahan ninyo iyan kasi pangarap ko iyan.  Baka saka-sakaling makasama ko ang anak ko."  

While Kapamilya Reunion was a dream come true for Lecy Ann, it was a need fulfilled forJoy Pereña of Taiwan.  Her family is not blessed with a regular internet connection so father Ignacio values the Kapamilya Reunionand affirmed: "Malaking bagay. Nakakatulong kayo.  Kahit malayo man ang mga miyembro ng mga kapamilya, ay nagkakausap man lang, sa pamamagitan ng ABS-CBN TFC." Iyong connection, iba.  Malaking tulong sa amin."

Aside from connecting families from different parts of the world, Kapamilya Reunion also tried to recreate the Christmas celebration, the Filipino way.  In remaining true to the Filipino tradition that is Paskong `Pinoy, each of TFC team rolled out a salo-salo, sort of like a Noche Buena feast.  In U.S. and Canada, choirs Praise and Glorify and thePentecostal Ministry performed poignant Christmas songs, especially carols the OFs missed back home. 

The TFC teams composed of TFC's Regional Marketing teams headed by Castillo, Hernaez & Santos and Advertising Sales teams headed by Global Ad Sales Head Jon Gatbonton, also enabled the OFs and their families to exchange gifts courtesy of partners.  The gift-giving does not stop there as the OF families in the Philippines, through TFC's courier partner, will be able to send their gifts to their loved ones overseas for free, and with it, more happy memories to share this Christmas.  

Like a true Paskong 'Pinas, select Kapamilyastars joined kababayans who were online during the first part: OFs from U.S., Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan and their families gathered at Restaurant 9501.  Pangako Sa `Yo's Thou Reyes (Takong) andDJ Jai Ho (Coring); Deal or No Deal's MJ LastimosaJoj and Jai of Forevermore; Umagang Kay Ganda's Marlo Mortell; and Jon Lucas of the viral sensation Hash Tags made the reunion extra special.  

During the second part of the reunion where TFC gathered families from the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Taiwan, and South Korea, more Kapamilya stars came to inject some more happy moments:  Pangako Sa `Yo's Sue Ann Ramirez (Ligaya/Joy);Forevemore's Sofia Andres (Kate); Arron Villaflor (Dr. Henry Nieves); Jairus Aquino ofLuv U; Bonnel Balingit and Diana Meneses ofKapamilya Deal or No Deal.

Ramirez who plays Joy/Ligaya in the hit teleserye Pangako Sa `Yo shared that she is proud to have been be part of Kapamilya Reunion.  She said she can relate to what ourkababayans are going through as she herself has relatives overseas.  She believes TFC's "Kapamilya Reunion" helped shorten the distance so to speak and sustain that bond.  "Iba pa rin iyong mayayakap mo iyong mga mahal mo, mga pamilya mo.  Ako mismo nakikita nila sa TFC so nagiging close kami.  TFC ang naging way nila para ma-connect sa families sa Pilipinas,"Ramirez shared.

Pangako Sa `Yo's Doris 'Tart' Carlos and Ang Probinsyano's Vivieka Vivieka shared light moments with the OFs too as the program hosts.

Witness the touching moments of Kapamiya Reunion via TFC Connect on December 25, worldwide.   For more information, visit TFC pages worldwide.


'Haunted Mansion' MMFF 2015 Trailer - Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortel and Jerome Ponce

'Haunted Mansion' MMFF 2015 Trailer - Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortel and Jerome Ponce


In its tradition to bring the scariest horror movie during the holiday festivities, Regal Entertainment offers the Metro Manila Film Festival 2015 movie entry "Haunted Mansion" starring Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortel and Jerome Ponce.

Check out the trailer below:



Also starring Janice De Belen, Dominic Ochoa, LJ Reyes, Joem Bascon, Sharlene San Pedro, Ingrid Dela Paz, Eliza Pineda, Phytos Ramirez, Paolo Gumabao, Vangie Labalan, Sue Prado, Archie Adamos and Ms. Iza Calzado.

Under the direction of Jun Robles Lana, "Haunted Mansion" is showing in theaters nationwide beginning December 25, 2015.

MMFF 2015 'Haunted Mansion' Movie Poster

MMFF 2015 'Haunted Mansion' Movie Poster 


Janella Salvador is teamed-up with Jerome Ponce and Marlo Mortel in the Regal Entertainment's Metro Manila Film Festival 2015 horror/suspense/thriller movie entry "Haunted Mansion".

Joining them are Sharlene San Pedro, Iza Calzado, LJ Reyes, Janice de Belen, Dominic Ochoa, Ingrid dela Paz, Joem Bascon, Allan Paule, Eliza Pineda, Phytos Ramirez, Archie Adamos, Devon Seron, Paulo Gumabao, Lilet, Sue Prado, Vangie Labalan, and Paolo Contis.

Under the direction of Jun Robles Lana, "Haunted Mansion" is showing in theaters nationwide beginning December 25, 2015.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Julie Anne San Jose Reacts on Unexpected Meeting with Maine Mendoza

Julie Anne San Jose Reacts on Unexpected Meeting with Maine Mendoza


Julie Anne San Jose has opened up about her meeting with Maine Mendoza backstage at Sunday Pinasaya.

The Kalyeserye Sweetheart reportedly apologized to the popular singer-actress over an issue involving their fans on Twitter.

Said Julie Anne about the meeting: "OK naman po talaga kami ni Maine. Wala po talaga kami dapat pag-awayan. OK po kami.

She added that she was touched that they were finally able to speak face to face.

"Nakaka-touch and nakakataba ng puso na first time namin na mag-meet," said Julie Anne, who noted that they had previously attended the Philippine Walk of Fame ceremony together, but did not have time to talk.

"Nung walk of fame, bati-bati lang so ngayon kami nakapag-usap," she said.

When asked if she had a message for Maine, Julie replied with a simple: "Thank you."

She added that she had no issues with Maine and her onscreen partner Alden Richards, who had been linked to Julie Anne in the past.

"Noong unang nabanggit, ang una ko na sinabi na fan talaga ako, kumbaga I'm happy for their success. Wala po kaming bitterness kasi wala po kami issue," said Julie Anne.

"Ang goal namin ay makapaghatid saya ang fans namin ginagawa ko rin sa fans through my music tours." - GMA News

100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines 2015 Online Poll - Top 20 Released, Vote Now!

100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines 2015 Online Poll - Top 20 Released, Vote Now!


14 Kapamilya.

6 Kapuso.

1 phenomenal star.

2 loving wife.

1 caring mom.

In alphabetical order, here are the 20 semifinalists of 100 Most Beautiful Women in the Philippines for 2015:

Angel Locsin
Anne Curtis
Erich Gonzales
Janella Salvador
Jasmine Curtis-Smith
Jennylyn Mercado
Jodi Sta. Maria
Julia Barretto
Julia Montes
Julie Anne San Jose
Kathryn Bernardo
Kim Chiu
Liza Soberano
Maine Mendoza
Maja Salvador
Marian Rivera
Megan Young
Nadine Lustre
Sarah Geronimo
Toni Gonzaga

Vote for a minimum of one to a maximum of 5 celebrities in the poll below. This poll will be open beginning today and will last for 48 hours. We will reveal the Final 10 on December 18 and they will vie for your votes via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 

VOTE HERE:



Join the social media conversation by using the hashtag: #100MostBeautifulPinays.

ALDUB Dominates Google's Top Trending Search for 2015

ALDUB Dominates Google's Top Trending Search for 2015


Not only they continue to dominate the TV ratings, the Twittterverse, product endorsements and soon the mainstream cinema via their MMFF 2015 movie "My Bebe Love," Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza aka ALDUB likewise became this year's biggest online celebrity base on the report released by Google Philippines this Wednesday (December 16). The Eat Bulaga! power couple is among the most-searched terms for 2015.

The term "AlDub" topped the overall trending search for 2015 in Google Philippines, while Maine Mendoza landed in the third spot and Alden Richards was at number six.

Maine was also the most-searched female personality and Alden Richards was second to Pope Francis in the most-searched male personality category of the said search engine.

In the “Top Trending Who is” list for 2015, the name Maine Mendoza was in number three and Yaya Dub at number seven. While Eat Bulaga child star Bae-by Baste occupied the number two spot.



The Philippine Arena, where Eat Bulaga held their ‘Tamang Panahon’ benefit concert last October, also made it in the ‘Top Trending Where Is” list at number six.




Alden and Maine celebrated their 5th monthsary today (December . The hashtag #ALDUB5thMonthsary trended on Twitter with over 2.14 million tweets as of 5:44 PM (December 16).

People Asia ALDUB Issue this December Sold Out in 2 Days

People Asia ALDUB Issue this December Sold Out in 2 Days


STARGATE Media Corp. announces that the December 2015 - January 2016 issue of People Asia featuring the phenomenal loveteam of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza ran out of stock in just 2 days.

Look: Pia Wurtzbach for MEGA Style December 2015 Cover

Look: Pia Wurtzbach for MEGA Style December 2015 Cover


Miss Philippines 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, the country's representative to the ongoing Miss Universe 2015 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada is the cover girl of MEGA Style shoes and bags issue this December 2015.

James Reid, Nadine Lustre, Sam Milby and Piolo Pascual to Celebrate Christmas with OFWs this Saturday

James Reid, Nadine Lustre, Sam Milby and Piolo Pascual to Celebrate Christmas with OFWs this Saturday


Big celebration awaits thousands of overseas Filipino workers and their families this Saturday (December 19) as SM Supermalls, SM Development Corporation (SMDC) and BDO partner for the biggest annual OFW Christmas party via the “4th Pamaskong Handog Para Sa Global Pinoy” that is set to happen in select SM malls nationwide.

Joining the homecoming festivities are some of the country’s brightest celebrities including Piolo Pascual who will be at SM City Taytay and SM City Masinag, James Reid and Nadine Lustre at SM City Fairview, Sam Milby at SM Center Muntinlupa and SM City Sta. Rosa, JayR at SM City Dasmariñas and SM City Bacoor, and ABS-CBN teen stars Loisa Andalio, Marlo Mortel and Joshua Garcia at SM City Bicutan.

This year’s theme is all about celebrating the things that OFWs miss about home while they were away–from watching their favorite teleseryes, to eating their favorite home-style Filipino meals. SM will hold raffle draws, food bazaars, and a special video showcasing greetings from OFWs around the world, spreading their love and gratitude for their families.

“The holidays are all about bringing families together. We understand how much this means to our dear OFWs. They deserve nothing less for all the hard work they put in just to provide a good living for their families and to help our economy. This is our way of thanking them and making them feel the love and joy of spending Christmas back here in the Philippines,” says Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls’ senior vice president for marketing.

SM Global Pinoy cardholders or BDO Kabayan Savings account holders can come and join in the party with four family members each. There are also exclusive promos and deals just for OFWs, like a 10% discount with a minimum P2,000 single receipt purchase with any valid OFW ID, and a free Kabayan VIP shopping card upon entrance to the Pamaskong Handog festivities.

The SM Global Pinoy program is an initiative of SM Supermalls, under its SM Cares program. It aims to provide accessible and convenient services to Filipinos worldwide. Among the services offered are remittance sending and pick-up, free international calls, hassle free foreign exchange, and exclusive treats and rewards from partner establishments.

For more information about SM Global Pinoy, shoppers may email info@smglobalpinoy.com or visit their official Facebook page at Facebook.com/SMGPC.

Watch: Fans Hurt Maine Mendoza, Alden Richards to the Rescue

Watch: Fans Hurt Maine Mendoza, Alden Richards to the Rescue


On a rainy Tuesday afternoon, December 15, during the “Sugod Bahay” segment of Eat Bulaga Maine Mendoza was accidentally hurt by a female fans.

While Maine and her other half Alden Richards were bracing the crowd on a rainy Tuesday afternoon for the Sugod Bahay segment, one of the fans was able to pass through security and rushed towards Alden and Maine. The woman accidentally hit Maine in the face while one of the marshals is asking her to leave.

Watch below:


Election Madness Escalates with 'Our Brand is Crisis'

Election Madness Escalates with 'Our Brand is Crisis'


           
Warner Bros. Pictures’ new satirical comedy “Our Brand is Crisis” starring Sandra Bullock takes a timely look at the high-stakes gamesmanship behind the scenes of a presidential campaign, seen through the eyes and actions of the strategists-for-hire who are pulling the strings.  The film could not have come at a timelier moment for the Philippines which is currently in the maelstrom of election madness.

Bringing audiences into the belly of the beast with a fictional story as relevant as today’s news cycle, “Our Brand is Crisis” explores the often outrageous and unconscionable lengths to which some people will go in their competitive zeal to get the job done and cross the finish line ahead of the other guy. 

So much of politics and the election process is absurd, from big business to the media circus, the sound bites and the haircuts,” says director David Gordon Green.  Addressing some of the film’s tonal facets, he adds, “Politics has become entertainment and marketing.  That’s where the movie has some fun and a sense of humor, in exposing that absurdity, which gives the story its energy and momentum even as the characters are facing some difficult issues that we definitely don’t tiptoe around.”

It was Green’s gift for keeping that kind of balance in play that led the producers to enlist him for the project, citing his success not only with irreverent comedies like “Pineapple Express” and the acclaimed HBO comedy/drama “Eastbound and Down,” but for what producer Grant Heslov calls “character driven films about big ideas.”

Heslov, who produced “Our Brand is Crisis” in tandem with his Smokehouse Pictures partner George Clooney, goes on to acknowledge, “This isn’t a partisan thing.  You can stand on either side and see it; the crazy amount of money involved and the B.S. that goes on.  It’s something that has always interested us, the idea of winning at whatever cost.” 

            As the story opens, the infamous campaign fixer Jane Bodine (Sandra Bullock) is in seclusion, following a tragically unsuccessful run that left her more shattered than she can admit.  She’s not quite ready to return to the fray when a former associate comes knocking in hopes that Jane can help turn things around for a hugely unpopular presidential candidate in Bolivia, named Castillo.  She declines.  But when Jane learns that her bitter rival Pat Candy has been hired by the opposing party, her competitive nature kicks in.  Having lost to Pat more than once before, this could be her chance to even the score.

            The depth of the story and the challenges faced by their lead character was what attracted producers Heslov and Clooney.  “With some films the tone is very straightforward.  Oddly enough, we rarely make those films,” Heslov says.  “We usually find ones where the tone is on the precipice and can go several ways.  This film is darkly funny, and also has moments of great seriousness, and there are underlying issues worthy of real thought.” 

            While fictional in both its characters and story, “Our Brand is Crisis” was inspired by true events depicted in the 2005 documentary of the same name from writer/director Rachel Boynton, which chronicles the real-life presidential campaign of Bolivia’s Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada.  “It was inspiring on every level,” notes Bullock, “but we had to let it go and create our own story.”

            The filmmakers were captivated by the idea of paid political consultants plying their expertise to manage elections not only on their home soil but in far-flung locations around the globe.  Bringing in renowned screenwriter Straughan, together they imagined what such people might be like – their lives and back-stories, their motivations and relationships, and the scope of their influence.

            “Working on this project only confirmed what I always thought existed in the political world,” says Bullock.   But at the same time, she observes, “The film is not really as much about politics as it is about people and what drives them.  It’s set in the tense, ticking-clock world of a political election and you get caught up in what’s going to happen next but to me it’s more about which of these people are going to do the right thing, and what that means.  You see the comedy and the absurdity, the pain and chaos that is often caused by people who just want to win and you think, if it was you, would you be strong enough to get off the carousel?

            Opening across the Philippines on January 13, 2016, “Our Brand is Crisis” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Brightest Kapamilya Stars Say ‘Thank You For The Love’ in 2015 ABS-CBN Christmas Special this Weekend Primetime

Brightest Kapamilya Stars Say ‘Thank You For The Love’ in 2015 ABS-CBN Christmas Special this Weekend Primetime


The brightest Kapamilya stars and executives came full-force in saying ‘thank you for the love’ and showcasing quality entertainment to its millions of loyal supporters at the “Kapamilya, Thank You For The Love: The ABS-CBN Christmas Special,” that is set to have a two-part TV premiere on Saturday and Sunday (Dec 19 & 20).

Led by the reigning top love teams of Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, and James Reid and Nadine Lustre, the ABS-CBN Christmas Special was all about giving thanks and spreading love as reflected in the network’s Christmas station ID theme.

Celebrating Christmas and New Year is more valuable when we say thank you. Because of God’s love for us, we have love for one another and and that’s why we feel the true meaning of Christmas,” ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio “Gabby” Lopez III said at the Christmas special.

 


ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio also elaborated why love is the essence of Christmas. She remarked, “Christ’s birth is God’s way of showing that He loves us forever. There is forever in God’s unconditional love for us, that’s why just like Him, we should always give love and give thanks to one another.”

The Christmas spirit of love, hope, and joy were truly felt all around as the best Kapamilya stars showcased a variety of entertaining and thrilling numbers.

 


Among the most memorable performances at the Christmas special were the ‘kilig’ song number of the most sought after Kapamilya leading men led by Piolo Pascual and John Lloyd Cruz; the rocking duet of “Ang Probinsyano” stars Coco Martin and Simon Pineda; the grand and jaw dropping “Your Face Sounds Familiar” production number; the mind blowing circus-inspired performance of the “It’s Showtime” family; the global Pinoy pride tribute of Gary V. and Bamboo to Filipinos who created a mark worldwide; the special back-to-back performances of the cast of “All You Need Is Pag-Ibig” and “Beauty and the Bestie,” and the heart melting tribute of Vice Ganda to his mother.

Don’t miss all these exciting performances during the “Kapamilya, Thank You For The Love: The ABS-CBN Christmas Special” this December 19 (part 1) and 20 (part 2) on ABS-CBN.

'Fit for Fashion' Season 2 Premieres January 2016 on Star World

'Fit for Fashion' Season 2 Premieres January 2016 on Star World


If your New Year resolution is to get fit and change your life, then you should definitely tune in to the new season of Fit for Fashion (F4F), premiering on Star World January 10, 2016. The inspirational, first-of-its-kind reality TV show, which aims to motivate its viewers to start their own transformational journeys, will kick off 2016 with a bang! 14 women and men from all over the world will begin a life-changing course to redefine not only their bodies but also their mind and self-image with the help of four experts; Louise Roe, Mitch Chilson, Christine Bullock and Todd Anthony Tyler.

Following a successful first season, Fitness First, one the largest fitness brands in the world, has once again partnered with Imagine Group, an international TV production powerhouse, to create Fit for Fashion Season 2. The second season welcomes yet another key sponsor, ZALORA, Asia’s online fashion destination, who play an integral role in making Season 2 even more captivating and entertaining for viewers.

According to Riaz Mehta, President & Founder of Imagine Group, “The first season of Fit for Fashion was a tremendous success leading to interest in the show from broadcasters in markets ranging from Scandinavia through to China. With the upcoming season, we have taken the show to new heights with dramatic physical challenges and fashion transformations that make our contestants look like Hollywood stars. And most importantly our contestants have achieved amazing six pack bodies in a few short weeks with the help of our expert fitness trainers. Our audiences will not want to miss a moment of this journey!"

In its first season, F4F was enjoyed by millions of audiences across the South East Asia region and ranked in the top five FOX programmes in the fourth quarter (October to December) of 2014. The show also accumulated a strong online presence with 500,000 Facebook fans.

Simon Flint, CEO of Fitness First Asia disclosed, “Season 1 was very influential - it was great to see how it helped many people realise the importance of fitness in transforming their lives. The show gives us a great platform to share knowledge about how to get the best out of our bodies and get to where we want to be in life. In Season 2, we want to build on this and help viewers (not just the contestants) to learn even more from the show, whilst being fantastically entertained. We are building in interactive elements into the show including innovative tools such as CustomFit 3.01 and a carefully designed 10-Week Get Fit Programme2. These two ‘bonus’ features will enhance the overall experience for Fit for Fashion fans as they will get a taste of the show’s contestants training, and hopefully start their own transformations wherever they are.”

While Fitness First have been working hard to spice up the fitness side of the show, new sponsor ZALORA has been making their own contribution to ‘up the fashion game’ for Season 2.  “We are excited to be partnering with Fitness First and Imagine Group on the show,” said Tito Costa, Managing Director, ZALORA Group. “We are also proud to support Asian producers who generate quality local content for the region, especially on a show that is aligned with our brand values.

Throughout the course of the show, contestants will be facing a number of fashion challenges. The contestants will certainly be expected to flaunt their newly transformed bodies and self-confidence, and ZALORA has ensured that they will be showing off the new them in the trendiest high street fashion labels available on ZALORA.com.

Fit for Fashion is the first-ever reality TV shows that brings together the world fitness and fashion. The 10-episode series follows the empowering and inspiring quest of 14 individuals seeking to transform For more information on the show, please visit http://fitforfashion.tv/.

Watch: 'Star Trek Beyond' Trailer 1

Watch: 'Star Trek Beyond' Trailer 1


Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for “Star Trek Beyond”. Watch below:



“Fast & Furious” filmmaker Justin Lin steps into the director’s chair this time around, working from a screenplay written by Simon Pegg and Doug Jung that finds the Enterprise crew stranded on an alien planet.

“Star Trek Beyond” stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba.

“Star Trek Beyond” opens across the Philippines in July 2016 and will be distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

TV5 Reaches Out to Pinoy Youth via 'Bilang Pilipino' 2016 Election Coverage

TV5 Reaches Out to Pinoy Youth via 'Bilang Pilipino' 2016 Election Coverage


Bilang Pilipino, TV5's election coverage campaign reaches out to thousands of young Filipinos via Bilang Pilipino Campus Series and its data driven, dynamic and very informative website bilangpilipino.com.

Since today's generation of voters aralwaysmobileone of the main highlights of TV5's Bilang Pilipino election campaign is bilangpilipino.com – a go-to site for voters who want to know significant facts about the candidatewhich will not only assist them in making a wise and informed decision but will also give them a platform to be highly engaged in the 2016 national elections.

With just a click away, bilangpilipino.com provides netizens plethora of election content from credible sources such as Philippine Star, Business World, News5, Interaksyon and News5 Everywhere. The website also contains detailedprofile and background of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates called Candidata that highlights their personal information, political experience, advocacies, issues, accomplishments, net worth, family tree and even their benefactors.  

The website also has a feature called Hometown Voteswhich contains data of how each city or province participated in the previous elections to see if the political landscape has changed or not in your hometown.

With TV5's thrust to inform, engage and empower the Filipino voters, providing credible and quality content is not limited with the website but it expands through Bilang Pilipino Campus Series that reaches out to the young voters by teaching them how to make an enlightened decision thiscoming elections.

The campus tour kicked off last November 28 at the Emilio Aguinaldo College (EAC) and was spearheaded by award-winning anchor, host of Politics for Beginners and Dean of Far Eastern University (FEU) Institute of Law Atty. Mel Sta. Maria and TV5 news correspondent Renzo Ongkiko.  The two Kapatid personalities shared with the young voters their knowledge and expertise on legal aspects of the elections and the peculiar setting of Philippine politics. The activity was well attended by highly involved students and faculty members of EAC who were very grateful for TV5's visit to their campus.

Certainly, Bilang Pilipino 2016 serves as an avenue that helps every Filipino how to vote wisely and to take the lead in fighting for a brighter tomorrow.

Be wiser and know more about today's candidates through Bilang Pilipino Campus Series and website bilangpilipino.com. Visithttp://bilangpilipino.com/ or follow TV5's Bilang Pilipino on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BilangPilipino and Twitter https://twitter.com/BilangPilipino.

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