Saturday, March 19, 2016

TFC@theMovies Brings the Blockbuster Hit Movie 'Love is Blind' Starring Derek Ramsay, Solenn Heussaff and Kiray Celis in US Theaters


When the late legendary comedy box-office director Wenn Deramas, together with colleague Perci Intalan, watched the romantic comedy, Love Is Blind, in the Philippines, they joined the merry chorus of guffaws from the theatergoers who were in stitches from all the comic madness going on in the film.  Deramas quipped, “Entertaining at nakakaaliw si Kiray. (Kiray is entertaining and funny).”

Kiray Celis or just Kiray is the brilliant 20-year-old, 4-foot-9 former child actress whose star-turning portrayal of Fe, a down-on-her-luck-in-love hotel intern who’ll do anything for love in the movie, could throw a whirling dervish out of whirl because the fellow would be ROTFLing at her antics.




Starting March 18, Kiray, together with former real now reel lovers, Derek Ramsey and Solenn Heussaff, and actor and pop-rock band Callalily vocalist Kean Cipriano will unload a barrel of laughs when TFC@theMovies brings Love Is Blind to 57 theaters in the U.S., particularly in California, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, Alaska and Hawaii.

Directed by the award-winning Paul Jason Laxamana, who gave moviegoers such indie films as Babagwa (Cinemalaya) and Astro Mayabang (Cinema One Originals), Love Is Blind tells the story of a spoiled, show-off bachelor named Wade (Ramsey) who turns his back on gorgeous but simplicity-lover girlfriend Maggie (Heussaff) then meets who he thinks is a better version of Maggie in the person of Fe (Kiray), disguised by a love potion concocted by love charms vendor Yari (Cipriano).

With that premise, imagine a litany of riotous mishaps that could happen… because they do happen in this hilarious film.

Love Is Blind has only one objective: to make you laugh and it pretty much succeeds in doing so,” said ABS-CBN Global Head of Theatricals and award-winning director himself, John-D Lazatin.  “This is just ‘take a break and come to the theaters to have a rollicking good time’ kind of movie.  I guarantee you, it’s all fun.  A new comedy star is born in Kiray.

For more information on Love Is Blind, visit https://www.tfc-usa.com/loveisblind/

Get Huge Discount on Tickets for '50 Shades! The Musical Parody' on its Closing Weekend


Catch 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL PARODY on its closing weekend: March 18- 20 in RCBC Plaza.

A HILARIOUS, SEXY and OUTRAGEOUS PARODY of 50 Shades of Grey- you’ll definitely have fun watching the show.
SAVE 50% on tickets. For ticket discount, call Brian Serrano at 09951932109. 



TFC EMEA Engages Holds a Successful Livestream Press Conference for “JaDine in Love” World Tour

Celebrating with fans right after the historic press conference in Doha for JaDine in Love The World Tour that was livestreamed globally yesterday on emea.kapamilya.com are, from left (foreground), Jay-R, Rodriguez, Nadine Lustre and James Reid. At the back are Tart Carlos and Yeng Constantino.

The ABS-CBN TFC team in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has created a lot of energy and excitement among Filipinos during its ongoing visit to Qatar.  


At the Philippine Embassy in Doha, Qatar for a discussion on expansion of opportunities for collaboration to serve Overseas Filipinos in the state are, from left, ABS-CBN EMEA Territory Sales Head Wyngard Aligaga and Regional Marketing Head Maribel Hernaez, Philippine Ambassador to Qatar Wilfredo C. Santos, ABS-CBN EMEA Managing Director Kai V. Rodriguez, Philippine Deputy Head of Mission in Qatar Gonaranao B. Musor and Cultural Officer and Attache John Danilao G. Jiao, Jr.  


Those who missed watching it live can catch the replay on http://emea.kapamilya.com/events/middle-east/jadine-in-love-doha-press-conference-vod . Come March 24, another press con with the cast will be livestreamed from London. 


Friday, March 18, 2016

Look: Carrot Man Jeyrick Sigmaton Joins Bubble Gang #BGIstambayCarrotMan


From the simple, relaxing and peaceful life in the Mountain Province, internet sensation Jeyrick Sigmaton better known as the "Carrot Man," has come a long way from picking carrots in the Mountain Province to showbiz limelight.

We've seen him sharing his story in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, his emotional encounter with "Wowowin" host Willie Revillame, and guesting in Unang Hirit, Sigmaton is set to join the crazy gang of  the longest-running sketch comedy program on Philippine television, "Bubble Gang" on Friday, March 18.




"Bubble Gang" airs Friday night, 10PM right after GMA Telebabad. It stars Michael V, Antonio Aquitania, Paolo Contis, Boy2 Quizon, Gwen Zamora, Sef Cadayona, Betong, Chariz Solomon, Valeen Montenegro and RJ Padilla.

Livestream: James Reid and Nadine Lustre Doha and London Live Press Conference


When the widely read Philippine Star ran the headline, “JaDine Fever Will Never End”, many diehard fans literally believed it, because for them, the story of Clark and Leah (played by reel-to-real couple, James Reid and Nadine Lustre) on the phenomenal ABS-CBN TFC teleserye, “On The Wings of Love” (OTWOL) has become a special part of their lives.

Indeed, JaDine Fever lives on. After their wildly successful “On The Wings of Love Kapamilya Fans Day” last January in Sacramento, California, the couple – now officially and truly in love – embarks on a series of live concerts via ABS-CBN TFC’s “JaDine in Love The World Tour” that will take them to Doha, Qatar on March 18, Dubai, UAE on March 19 (SOLD OUT), London, UK on March 26 and Milan, Italy on March 27. Joining them are Philippine Pop Rock Princess Yeng Constantino, R&B Prince Jay-R and comedienne Tart Carlos.

JaDine Live Press Cons: “We are ready. Are you REID-y NA din?

ABS-CBN Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Managing Director Kai V. Rodriguez, who actively engages on social media with real fans of JaDine, expressed excitement on two new ABS-CBN Global milestones that are about to transpire related to the “JaDine in Love The World Tour”.

We’re very pleased to announce that we are providing a platform for global JaDine fans to take part in not one, but two live press conferences,” Rodriguez said. “The first is happening on March 17, Thursday, at 3pm in Doha (12 noon in UK, 8pm Manila), a day before their show at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center on March 18. The next one is on March 24, Thursday, at 4pm London time, just two days before their show at ExCel London on March 26. How to join? Just register on emea.kapamilya.com (http://emea.kapamilya.com/community/announcements/jadine-in-love-me-eu-press-conference). This is a must-see, must-join experience for all JaDine fans! And it’s FREE!

 


ABS-CBN TFC EMEA is pulling out all the stops to make sure fans get the best experience when Reid and Lustre visit Middle East and Europe for their tour.

This is important to JaDine fans and we want to honor that,” said Rodriguez. “There are stories that you never want to stop telling and sharing because they give joy, hope and good feelings. JaDine’s journey is one of those. ‘JaDine in Love The World Tour’ is our way of saying with the fans that, yes, ‘JaDine is Forever’.”

To get ticket info on “JaDine in Love The World Tour”, visit http://emea.kapamilya.com/home

Watch: 2016 Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs Grand Finals on April 24


Touted as Philippines' biggest songwriting competition, Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs will hold its finals night on April 24 at the KIA Theater in Cubao.

Among this year's interpreters are Kapamilya singers Kyla, Juris, Morissette Amon, Jolina Magdangal, Klarisse de Guzman, Jona Viray, Ylona Garcia and Bailey May, Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel, Michael Pangilinan and Angeline Quinto.

The top 15 finalists are:

"Nyebe" - composed by Aries Sales, performed by Kaye Cal
"Sana'y Tumibok Muli" - composed by Jose Joel Mendoza, performed by Klarisse de Guzman
"Ambon" - composed by Gianina Camille del Rosario, performed by Barbie Almabis
"Maghihintay Ako" - composed by Dante Bantatua, performed by Jona
"Diamante" - composed by Jungee Marcelo, performed by Morissette Amon
"O Pag-ibig" - composed by Honlani Rabe and Jack Rufo, performed by Ylona Garcia and Bailey May
"Mananatili" - composed by Francis Louis Salazar, performed by Janella Salvador and Marlo Mortel
"Laban Pa" - composed by David Dimaguila, performed by KZ Tandingan feat. Jay-R
"Minamahal Pa Rin Ako" - composed by Rolando Azor, performed by Daryl Ong
"Patay na si Uto" - composed by Oliver Narag, performed by Nyoy Volante
"Parang Tayo Pero Hindi" - composed by Marlon Barnuevo, performed by Michael Pangilinan and Angeline Quinto
"Dalawang Letra" - composed by Davey Langit, performed by Itchyworms
"Tama Lang” - composed by Agatha and Melvin Morallos, performed by Jolina Magdangal
"Monumento" - composed by Jungee Marcelo, performed by Kyla and Kris Lawrence
"Bibitawan Ka" - Hazel Faith dela Cruz, performed by Juris

The grand finals of "Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2016" will be hosted by Robi Domingo, Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano, Kathryn Bernardo and will feature special performances by Daniel Padilla and other surprise guests.

Grand winner of the competition will take home P1 million while the second best song will win P500,000.

TV5 Welcomes Filipino Voters to Join in the Online Interactive Conference in Cebu Presidential Debate this Sunday


Filipino netizens can join a very informative and engaging symposium online via TV5’s Bilang Pilipino, Ano’ng Say Mo? which will be conducted at the University of the Philippines Cebu Jogging Field on March 20 (1:30 PM to 3:30 PM) and will be streamed live on Bilang Pilipino website, bilangpilipino.com. This will be another opportunity for public opinion influencers, academic experts and thought leaders to come together and talk about political concerns, socio-economic issues, public accountability and government reforms which will lead Filipino voters to an enlightened decision before the May 9 elections. 

Netizens and voters will be able to participate in their discussion through social media during the Q&A portion. They can share their own ideas, opinions, queries and other concerns by using the hashtag #BilangPilipino.

 

Spearheading this three-hour online discussion are two of TV5’s top digital influencers Jun Sabayton and Bea Benedicto.

Moreover, millions of Filipinos are also looking forward to the second leg of “PILIPinas” Debates 2016 which will be covered live by TV5 and The Philippine Star this coming March 20. This highly anticipated face-off between the leading presidential contenders will air at 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM on TV5. A very special viewing party with social media influencers will also be organized by the Kapatid network at Bugsy’s Bar and Bistro in Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila.

Help us in shaping the future of our country. Join Bilang Pilipino online interactive conference and watch TV5’s much awaited Cebu Face-Off with the five presidentiables and highly credible members of the panel including veteran journalist, Aksyon anchor and Radyo 5 commentator Erwin Tulfo; News 5 anchor, multi-awarded public affairs host and digital influencer Lourd de Veyra; DYHP RMN Cebu commentator Atty. Ruphil Bañoc; Philippine Star Associate Editor Marichu Villanueva; Bloomberg TV PH Host and economist Atty. Tony Abad; and Philippine Star Editor in Chief Ana Marie Pamintuan together with multi-awarded broadcast journalist and head of News 5, Luchi Cruz-Valdes as the moderator.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Kean Cipriano Mourns on the Death of His Dad Edgie Cipriano


On his long emotional message on Instagram, famous Pinoy rock artist Kean Cipriano revealed that his father Edgie Cipriano has died of cardiac arrest on Thursday afternoon. 


A photo posted by Kean Cipriano (@keanedward) on


This is the saddest day of my life. Dumating ang araw na pinakakinakatakutan ko. Ang bilis, Nakakagulat Pero alam kong everything is written in heaven and Everything is in God's will.

I will miss you Dad! I'm sure the angels will take good care of you. I'm sure you're in a peaceful place now! At alam kong magkikita din tayo dyan one day!

Thanks for devoting your life to our family. For living an awesome life with us and for us. Dadalhin ko lahat ng natutunan ko sayo habangbuhay! Kasama ka sa lahat ng pangarap ko!

Mamimiss kita kakwentuhan, kaasaran at kainuman! Mamimiss ko na yakapin at halikan ka! Yung tawa mo, yung boses mo.. Lahat!! Lagi kang nasa puso ko!! You will always be my idol and my inspiration!

I love you so much Dad! I promise to take good care of mommy, and my brothers! Please always watch over us!

We'll be strong for you! Mahal na mahal ka namin daddy!! Maraming nagmamahal sayo at maraming kami na pinagdadasal ka.

Alam kong makakarating sayo tong post na to!! Cheers Dad!! MAHAL NA MAHAL KITA! Lagi kang nasa dasal ko.
Rest in peace! Maraming Salamat Dad!

Your baby boy,
Kean

PS: life is too short. Kaya Habang may oras pa tayo sa mundo, mahalin nyo ang mga magulang nyo. Peace!

Ronnie Alonte of It's Showtime 'Hashtags' Portrays Own Life Story in ‘MMK’ this Saturday


Ronnie Alonte revisits his life experiences before joining the boy group Hashtags as he gives life to his own life story in “MMK” this Saturday (March 19).

Ronnie came from a wealthy family in Laguna. But everything changed when his father (Nonie Buencamino) lost an eye from a motorcycle accident, making him unable to work. This eventually led to their family’s bankruptcy.

This forced Ronnie to transfer to a public school, where he became less focused on his academics and started missing a lot of his classes. Without improvement, Ronnie eventually flunked out of school, and began to blame all of his misfortunes and how their life changed so much on his parents.



However, Ronnie was given the chance to change through his passion in basketball. He got a 100% varsity scholarship in a different school, where he became the star player of their varsity team.
Just before he graduated from high school, Ronnie won a school pageant. From then on, he tried his luck in TV commercials until he was discovered in ABS-CBN.

Joining this “MMK” episode are Ara Mina, Angelo Ilagan, Ysabel Ortega, CJ Navato, at Joshua Dionisio. The episode is directed by Jerry Lopez Sineneng and written by Jimuel Dela Cruz. “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.

Watch: Fallen Hero Rises in 'Ben-Hur' Trailer


Paramount Pictures has just unveiled the first trailer of its new epic, action-adventure “Ben-Hur” from director Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted”). The trailer may be viewed below:



Written by Keith Clarke and John Ridley, “Ben-Hur” stars Jack Huston (HBO's “Boardwalk Empire”), Toby Kebbell (“The Prince of Persia”), Morgan Freeman, and also starring Rodrigo Santoro (“300”), Nazanin Boniadi (TV's “Homeland”), Ayelet Zurer (“Angels and Demons”), and Sofia Black D’Elia (“Project Almanac”).

“Ben-Hur” is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption.

The film is based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.”

Opening across the Philippines in August 2016, “Ben-Hur” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Gal Gadot Stars as Wonder Woman in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'


Rapidly emerging as one of Hollywood’s most engaging and sought-after talents, Israeli-born actress Gal Gadot (“Fast and the Furious” franchise) plays Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman in Warner Bros. Pictures' epic, action-adventure “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” She's starring opposite Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman and Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman.

“Once we had Batman in the story, all I could think was, ‘Is it crazy to bring Wonder Woman in, too?’” director Zack Snyder recalls. “For me, as a longtime fan, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman are the comic book trinity, and I knew movie audiences have been dying for Wonder Woman. I thought it would be amazing to include her as a way to introduce the character into this world.”

Though the Amazon warrior’s appearance is brief, her timing is impeccable, and she definitely intrigues both Batman and Superman.

It was for the role of Wonder Woman that the filmmakers felt perhaps the greatest responsibility when it came to casting. “Wonder Woman had just turned 75 years old, and we really felt it was time for her to grace the big screen,” declares producer Deborah Snyder. “She is one of the most powerful female heroes that we have, she symbolizes so much strength and passion, and she is a role model for women of all ages.

 


So, no pressure, right?

We searched all over the world, we looked at hundreds of actors for the role,” she continues. “When we met Gal Gadot, it was unanimous among us that she was special, that she personified Wonder Woman. And as we got to know her and saw how she interacted with everyone, we knew that she was the right fit. Wonder Woman represents love and truth and sexual equality. Gal really embodies those characteristics.

Gadot’s first day on set as the heroine had an impact on everyone, especially one very young visitor - the niece of a crew member who had drawn a picture for Wonder Woman. “This sweet little girl gave me a beautiful picture she had drawn for me,” Gadot recalls, “and people just started to cry. It was very moving and it proved how important the character is. For little girls who can be inspired to be strong, independent and sophisticated women when they grow up and for little boys who learn they must respect women, Wonder Woman represents a lot of good values, and moral strength, too.”

Though her time in this film is somewhat brief, Gadot enjoyed bringing the Amazon warrior to life beside the iconic male Super Heroes. “She’s been around for a long time and she’s very wise,” Gadot observes. “She knows how to choose her battles and she can read a few steps forward. And there is a lot of difference between men and women in the way that we deal with conflict.”

Gadot is currently in production in the dual role of Diana Prince and Wonder Woman in the character’s first feature film, set for release in 2017.

In 2009, Gadot appeared in her first U.S. feature as Gisele, Vin Diesel’s love interest in “Fast & Furious.” She returned as Gisele in “Fast Five” and “Fast & Furious 6,” and was last seen in the seventh installment, “Furious 7.”

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Gadot won the title of Miss Israel and went on to represent her country in the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant. She soon began her acting career, playing the lead role in the Israel TV series drama “Bubot” (“Dolls”).

 






Opening across the Philippines in IMAX, Dolby Cinema, 3D and 2D theaters on Black Saturday, March 26, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Aljur Abrenica Set to Reclaims Stardom, Scores 3 Indie Films and Puma Endorsement


Undeniably, 2016 is turning out to be a very exciting year for Aljur Abrenica. With three new movies lined-up to be release within the next couple of month, the Kapuso actor also inked an exciting partnership with one of the world's leading sports brand. 

Aljur stars in the indie film entitled EDSA, a thought provoking advocacy flick which will be exclusively screened in schools. EDSA is a very special project for Aljur because, apart from its national and historical significance, it also reunited him with his former onscreen partner Kris Bernal. Aljur recently graced the successful premiere of it. Released just in time for the 30th anniversary of the historic EDSA revolution, the film revolves around the lives of six people whose lives intersect on the thoroughfares of EDSA. 

He also topbilled EXPRESSWAY, an entry in this year's Sinag Manynila Independent Film Festival, Aljur plays a hit man who kills corrupt criminals. In the movie, Aljur revealed that he interviewed a real-life killer to make his portrayal more believable. Expressway is directed by Ato Bautista and will runs from April 21 to 26. 

In his third indie movie MABALASIK, Aljur shares the screen with another GMA Artist Center hunk, award-winning actor Rocco Nacino. According to the fb page of the movie, Mabalasik is about "A newlywed cop that hunts down a preadator thief for the murder of his godfather throughout the streets of Manila, an island province, and into the clutches of an ominous jungle ruled by a vicious tribe that turn both hunter and hunted into prey". Aljur plays the predator thief, a fellow named Elias Obrero. Mabalasik is also directed by Ato Bautista. 

Aljur got a new endorsement and was named the ambassador of leading sports brand PUMA. He will be taking a big part in PUMA Philippines upcoming Ignite Ultimated campaign which will officially be launched by the end of March. 

Alden Richards v. Jake Ejercito: Who Will Win Maine Mendoza's Heart?


In the Holy Wednesday offering of  Eat Bulaga! Lenten Special titled "God Gave Me You," Pambansang Bae Alden Richards portraying the role of First Officer James Esteban competes against Pambansang klasmeyt Jake Ejercito who played Captain Matthew Montecillo to win the heart of Flight Attendant Daniella "Dani" Tayao as portrayed by Maine Mendoza.

Are you Team Alden or Team Jake? Watch below:



God Gave Me You ngayong Holy WednesdayStarring Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza and Jake Ejercito
Posted by Eat Bulaga on Monday, March 14, 2016


"Minsan lang dumarating ang tunay na pag-ibig..."God Gave Me You(Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Ciara Sotto, Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, Jake Ejercito)Ngayong Holy Wednesday sa Eat Bulaga Lenten Special
Posted by Eat Bulaga on Monday, March 14, 2016

Pinoy Power: US-Based Filipina Jackie Zapata Wins Fit for Fashion Season 2


After successfully surpassing the grueling fitness and fashion challenges and the drama tension all throughout the season, Filipino-American fitness princess Jackie Zapata emerge as Fit for Fashion Season 2 Grand Champion.

She came, she saw, she conquered! 32-year old Filipino American Jackie Zapata from New York City emerged winner of Fit for Fashion Season 2, beating 13 of her fellow contestants in a series of grueling fitness and fashion challenges over the course of 10 weeks.

Throughout the season, Fit for Fashion, the first ever reality TV show that brings together fashion and fitness, helped Jackie cast off her insecurities, transform physically and mentally, and changed her outlook on life. “I have changed in so many ways. With the help of the experts and the tools provided by Fitness First and ZALORA, I’ve lowered my body fat percentage, changed my composition, and improved my mobility and flexibility. I have abs too… yes, a six pack! When I look in the mirror now, I see a strong, lean, beautiful Jackie. And that gives me confidence to channel my inner fashionista,” Jackie shares.

 



She came to the show with three objectives – to achieve happiness, health and confidence. Jackie’s determination saw her surpass the 13 other equally tough contestants, fueled by the burning desire to get all the help she needed to pull herself out of her midlife slump.

Jackie recalls several pivotal moments in the show, starting with the elimination night in episode one. “I walked into this competition thinking that I could tackle anything, and do it well the first time around. That evening opened my eyes to how hard and challenging it would be, and made it painfully obvious that I had a lot to learn.  I remember sitting through the critique and criticism feeling scared, defeated, vulnerable, and so very humbled.”

On her journey to transformation, some of the challenges Jackie and her fellow contestants were put through include climbing a 60ft rope net, being hoisted up into the air for their very first fashion shoot, overcoming an obstacle course set on a narrow 1000ft pier, to writing, directing, styling and performing their own fashion film, organising their own photo shoot with local children, and channeling old Hollywood glamour in a classic black and white photo shoot.

Despite the ‘fierceness’ she displayed on the show, Jackie says that “underneath all my fierceness is a deeply-rooted insecurity that has to be explored and painfully uncovered, in order to fix what I came here to fix.” She adds, “I have a new sense of self and shed the old habits that left me stressed, tired and dull. I am finally happy because now, I’m more connected with my mind and body. I dreamed a better life and I am finally here and living it!” 

The grand prize money of $100,000 courtesy of Fitness First, and a year’s worth of clothing from ZALORA are just icing on the cake.

Riaz Mehta, President & Founder of Imagine Group, says, “Our motto is that we don’t just change bodies but we change lives.  Jackie is a shining example of how Fit for Fashion can help the everyday person. At the start of the season, we promised that Season 2 would be bigger and better – and I believe we’ve delivered just that”.

Simon Flint, CEO of Fitness First Asia concurs. “At the heart of the show’s very premise is that fitness gives you confidence; throughout the ten episodes I am very confident that this was demonstrated consistently by all the contestants. It was a really good feeling to see them embracing their new bodies and coming to realise that with the right kind support, tools and knowledge, it’s all there for the taking. I am proud that through this collaboration we have brought genuinely captivating and motivating stories to millions across the region and hopefully along the way we have sown the seeds of inspiration for viewers to embark on their own transformation journeys using the tools available to them, including our free CustomFit app, and the 10-Week Get Fit workout and nutrition programmes.”

 


Jackie summarises her Fit for Fashion journey with a message to everyone, “I was just like you – and now I’m living proof that any regular person can make a change to improve his or her life one day at a time. Start by making a change, believe in yourself and remember the two rules in life: Rule number one, never give up. Rule number two, never forget rule number one.

For more information on Fit for Fashion and to start your transformation journey with the help of CustomFit 3.0, please visit http://fitforfashion.tv.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Nadine Lustre Becomes the Biggest Winner in MYX Music Awards 2016


The annual MYX Music Awards on Tuesday recognized artists in the local music scene at a star-studded ceremony held at the Kia Theater in Quezon City.

Actress-singer Nadine Lustre led the winners with five awards, including Favorite Artist, Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Music Video and Favorite Song. She also won Favorite Collaboration with boyfriend, actor James Reid, for "Hanap-Hanap."

 

Here is the full list of winners:

Favorite Music Video
"Me and You" - Nadine Lustre

Favorite Song
"Me and You" - Nadine Lustre

Favorite Artist
Nadine Lustre

Favorite Female Artist
Nadine Lustre

Favorite Male Artist
Darren Espanto

Favorite Group
Silent Sanctuary

Favorite Mellow Video
"Dance Without The Music" - Yeng Constantino

Favorite Rock Video
"Firepower" - Bamboo

Favorite Urban Video
"Diwata" - Abra feat. Chito Miranda

Favorite New Artist
Jason Dy

Favorite Collaboration
"Hanap Hanap" - James Reid & Nadine Lustre

Favorite Remake
"On The Wings Of Love" - Kyla

Favorite Media Soundtrack
"On The Wings Of Love" - Kyla

Favorite Guest Appearance In A Music Video
Alden Richards

Favorite International Video
"Bad Blood" - Taylor Swift

Favorite MYX Celebrity VJ
Darren Espanto

Best Music Video:
"Cerberus" - Abra feat. Loonie & Ron Henley

Myx Blogger Award
Sunny Kim

Myx Magna Award
Ogie Alcasid


ASUS Gives Tech-Savvy The Best Way to Further Enjoy the Summer with 'Summer Vibes Promo'


Leave it to ASUS Philippines to turn up the heat and give you even more reasons to enjoy the season via its “Summer Vibes Promo”, which fires up starting today and will run until April 10, 2016 only. 

Ultimately, the “Summer Vibes Promo” provides the tech-savvy the best deals this season, what with limited-time price discounts and a corresponding free premium accessories thrown in for every purchase of a select ASUS notebook.

Participants of this sizzling-hot promo who will purchase any of the ASUS notebooks listed below will either bring home a Razer Ferox Speaker (worth PHP 2,995.00) – a small-but-powerful mobile speaker that guarantees a 360-degree omnidirectional sound with  rich acoustics and a quality base for a powerful immersive audio experience wherever you go;  or a premium Republic of Gamers (ROG) Shuttle Backpack (worth PHP 4,995.00) – a stylish, water-resistant backpack that allows you to comfortably and safely carry around your ASUS laptops that are up to 17 inches in size.

ASUS Philippines kicks-off the summer season with the incredible “Summer Vibes Promo”, which basically infuses the perfect elements for one to really bask in and celebrate the summer with great value”, shares ASUS Philippines Marketing Manager Jamie Zaldivar. “For one, we are offering special price discounts for a very limited time on some of your favorite ASUS notebooks, which includes those that will be a sure-hit for whether you are a gamer, a pro-fashionist, a working professional, or even a heavy multi-media user. Aside from this, the “Summer Vibes Promo” also packs in two free premium accessories that will surely make your summer getaways even more fun! And to top it all off, all ASUS notebooks purchased within this promo period will also carry a 2-year Global Warranty worth PHP 2,500.00.”
 

Beat the Heat with the World’s No. 1 Gaming Laptop

What better way to kick-start your summer break than with uninterrupted gaming marathons! As one of the latest Republic of Gamers (ROG) models to be launched this year, the slim-and-powerful ROG GL552JX ensures all gamers fast on-board graphics, packing Intel’s fourth generation Core i7-4750HQ processor, together with the Intel Iris Pro graphics at 128MB eDRAM. The gaming notebook also packs an impressive 15-inch Full-HD LED Back-Lit and Anti-Glare display that ultimately enhances your gaming experience.

Further, it has 8GB of DDR3L-1600 RAM, 1TB HDD 7200rpm, and discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M with 4GB DDR3 VRAM, to assure smooth gameplays all throughout your LAN parties. The ROG GL552JX comes with a free Razer Ferox Speaker, and retails for a special promo price pf PHP 54,995.00.
 

Sizzle with Style and Power with the Ultimate Ultrabook

When it comes to combining premium look and performance, nothing else comes close to the power and prestige the ASUS ZenBook UX305LA holds. Not only has it been awarded with the highly-coveted 2015 iF Award Winning Design, but it has also earned nods among the tech-savvy for its stylish, ultra-slim (only a mere 14.9mm thin) and ultra-light (weighs an incredible 1.3kg only) design.

When it comes to its performance, the ASUS ZenBook UX305LA holds its own, being packed with up until the latest Intel Core i7 processor, full-functioning ports, building up to an incredible 12 hour battery life for increased productivity. Each ZenBook UX305LA purchase also comes with a free Razer Ferox Speaker, and starts its special promo prices at PHP 48,995.00 (for the ZenBook UX305LA-FC014T), PHP 58,995.00 (for the ZenBook UX305LA-FC084T and UX305LA-FC083T), and PHP 64,995.00 (for the ZenBook UX305LA-FB049T and UX305LA-FB053T).

 

Enjoy this Summer’s Best View with the ASUS VivoBook 4K

The ASUS VivoBook 4K is a 15.6-inch laptop that features a remarkable 4K 16:9 IPS Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) resolution, offering users 4x the clarity of FHD resolution. Simply put, whether you are looking through your photo albums, browsing the web, watching HD movies, or playing high-graphic games, you will be immersed in astonishing, high-definition visuals like no other – with even the tiniest of text appearing crisper, sharper and more visible than ever before.

The ASUS VivoBook 4K is also armed with the ASUS Eye Care technology, which effectively reduces blue light levels by 33%, in order to make reading more comfortable and healthy, protecting you from potential eye fatigue and other ailments. Moreover, it is packed with up until the latest Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce 940M with 2GB VRAM, and 1TB HDD 72rpm, making this the go-to laptop for all your heavy-duty multimedia needs. Purchases of the ASUS VivoBook 4K made within the promo period comes with a free Razer Ferox Speaker, and “Summer Vibes Promo” prices  for this notebook begins at PHP 38,995.00 (for the ASUS VivoBook 4K VM590LB0FI615T), and PHP 49,995.00 (for the ASUS VivoBook 4K VM590LB-FI612T).
                                         
 

Keep Cool with the ASUS K Series Notebooks

The ASUS K Series laptops are thin and light notebooks that are powered by up to Intel® Core™ i7 processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 950M discrete graphics for smooth performance in everyday computing, video playback and gaming.

Moreover, the K Series Notebooks is packed with ASUS IceCool technology that uses a unique internal component layout to address palm-rest heating issues. This keeps palm-rest surface temperatures between 28 and 35 degrees Celsius, significantly lower than body temperature so users stay cool and comfortable – perfect to combat the intense summer heat. For this incredible thermal solution technology and for its other impressive features, the K Series Notebooks have a special promo price that ranges from PHP 31,995.00 for the more everyday-computing devices, to PHP 44,995.00 for the more high-performance notebooks. Purchases of K Series notebooks for the “Summer Vibes” Promo will come with a free premium Republic of Gamers (ROG) Shuttle Backpack.


Your All-Around Notebook for Work and Play this Summer
 
The ASUS X Series notebooks is the perfect all-around value laptop for multitasking – whether it is for work and productivity (daily computing tasks), or for play and entertainment (watching movies and videos, playing games). Its classic design, expressive colors, and variety of textured finishes make it the ideal device to stand out from the crowd this summer season. In fact, the ASUS X Series has garnered numerous design accolades already, chief of which was the 2014 Good Design Award.

ASUS X Series notebooks are powered by up to Intel® Core I7 processors for smooth, responsive performance, and is packed with a Li-Polymer battery that has up to 800 charge cycles – 2.5x more lifespan than standard Li-ion cylinder batteries. The select line-up ASUS X Series notebooks are now retailed for a special promo price starting PHP 27,995.00, up to PHP 40,495.00. Each purchase of an ASUS X Series notebook gives the buyer a free premium Republic of Gamers (ROG) Shuttle Backpack.

 

Summer Vibes Promo - Full Mechanics

1. ASUS’ “Summer Vibes Promo” runs from March 12 to April 10, 2016.

2. Each end-user who purchases a select ASUS notebook from an authorized ASUS reseller will get a corresponding free item: either a Razer Ferox Speaker, or a Republic of Gamers (ROG) Shuttle Backpack. One purchased notebook is equivalent to either one of these two free items.

3. To claim the free item, the end-user may go to any ASUS Philippines concept store (listed below) and present the following: a photocopy of the official receipt and the serial number box cut-out, along with their name, e-mail and contact numbers.

·        SM Megamall (ASUS Shop-in-Shop), 4/F, SM Cyberzone
·        SM North Edsa, 4/F, SM Cyberzone
·        SM Fairview, 3F, SM Cyberzone
·        Festival Supermall, 3/F, Filinvest, Alabang
·        SM Lanag, 3/F SM Cyberzone
·        SM Bacolod, 2/F SM Cyberzone
·        SM Cabanatuan, 2/F SM Cyberzone
·        SM Iloilo, 3/F SM Cyberzone
·        Ayala Centrio Mall, 3/F, Cagayan de Oro

4. Redemption of the free item/s is from March 12 to June 9, 2016. Claiming period is until 60 days from the end of the promo period.

5. End-users may also opt to have their prizes shipped to their desired address. They must first email a copy of their official receipt and the serial number box cut-out, along with their name, e-mail, complete shipping address and contact number to asusredepmtion@gmail.com. Upon sending the email, the end-user just needs to wait within 7 days to receive the free item.

6. Premium items are transferrable, but not convertible to cash.

Watch: Big Reveal in the Tension-Filled 'Captain America: Civil War' Trailer


Tensions mount to destructive levels, plus the big reveal that everyone's been waiting for finally happens in the new trailer for Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War." Check out the a trailer below:



Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd and Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.

Anthony & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.

Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens across the Philippines on April 27.

Marvel's “Captain America: Civil War” will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow the official social media accounts of Marvel, namely, (FB) MarvelPhilippines, (Twitter) @marvelstudiosph and (Instagram) @marvelphilippines.

ABS-CBN Tulong Center Extends More Help to Kapamilyas on its 2nd Anniversary


To celebrate its 2nd anniversary, the ABS-CBN Tulong Center of the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. (ALKFI) adhered to its mission of extending assistance to Kapamilyas in various ways.

For the entire day of the celebrations, the center gave free medical consultation, medicine distribution, dental services, reading glasses distribution, legal consultation with “Ipaglaban Mo”, storytelling with ABS-CBN stars Jolina Magdangal and Sarah Lahbati, and a feeding program at the Sacred Heart Parish in Old Sta. Mesa, Manila with DZMM TLC (Teaching, Learning, Caring).

 


The day of activities was opened by a program with Fr. Tito Caluag, Head of ABS-CBN Integrated Public Service welcoming the guests and Robi Domingo hosting.

Adding fun and treats for Kapamilyas were a number of special raffles, games, and a fun karaoke contest.

Concert King Martin Nievera livened up the crowd even more while the love teams of Loisa Andalio and Joshua Garcia ("LoiShua"), together with Miles Ocampo and Inigo Pascual rendered special song numbers. They also helped serve food and distribute medicines to Kapamilyas.

 


The “Boto Mo Patrol Mo” team was also present to show support for the advocacies of the center.

In the past year, the ABS-CBN Tulong Center at the Eugenio Lopez Drive attended to an average of 30 various cases daily and extended assistance to almost 7,000 Kapamilyas throughout 2015.

 


In 2016, we hope to continue to help our Kapamilyas and further improve all the services being offered at Tulong Center" according to Higino Dungo Jr., Head of ABS-CBN Public Service Group.

For more information on how to get help and help the ABS-CBN Tulong Center, like them on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/Tulongcenter or call 4141296/4145431 . You may also e-mail them at Tulongcenter@abs-cbn.com.

Women Inspiring Women this March on Lifestyle Network


Lifestyle Network features seven inspirational women this month, honoring the celebration of Women’s History Month. The channel also announces the addition of four titles to its program line-up: Guiding You Home, Gardening 101, Sweet Talk and its first original show, Spice to Life.

Guiding You Home follows the journey of property buyers looking to find their perfect home. Join them on the hunt on Saturdays at 9:30pm PT.



Join garden guru Melanie Walker and herb specialist Warren Lange as they give you the confidence and inspiration to create a thriving garden and gorgeous outdoor spaces. Gardening 101 will show you how to get your hands dirty and start growing! Join them on Tuesdays at 11pm PT. The series premieres on March 15th.



Celebrated chefs and restaurateurs spice it up on Lifestyle Network’s first original show, Spice to Life. Join them on their remarkable journeys as they share their secret ingredients to success, highlight their favorite local spots hidden from the average tourist, and demonstrate their signature dishes. The series premieres on March 20 and airs Sundays at 7:30pm PT.

Cynthia Patos, winner of The Clash: Search for the Next Great Dessert Master, makes dessert-making more delectable in Sweet Talk. Learn creative baking solutions and easy-to-make recipes on Sundays at 8am PT. The series premieres on March 27.



It gets bigger and better every month with Lifestyle Network,” said Lifestyle Network channel head Aileen Paredes. “This month is about finding and being an inspiration in your corner of influence, and playing big in this world. Exploring our potential and being the best we can be no matter what is our theme, and with this, we proudly premiere these new titles and our first ever original show.

Lifestyle Network programming opens the doors to a whole new world of possibility. Check local listings for channel availability.

Diego Loyzaga Denies Involvement in Mauling Incident in Taguig; Thanks Fans for Believing in Him


Kapamilya actor Diego Loyzaga finally gave his side on his involvement in a parking lot brawl last March 13 outside the Palace Pool Club in Taguig City.

The actor is accused of ‘harassing’ the girlfriend of a certain Paolo Lopez, which began the fight.

The 20-year-old actor wanted to make it clear that he had nothing to do with the commotion that happened.  He also vehemently denied ordering his friend to hit the Lopez brothers.




Diego added he was probably accused of starting the fight because he was the only one recognizable in the group.

Watch the video below:


Ahron Villena 'Friend-Zoned' Kakai Bautista


An extra-kind of love affair that, for sometime, we all thought was bonded by true love beyond superficial attractions, a relationship that is proved "love is blind" involving two opposite souls end up in disaster when Ahron Villena called alleged girlfriend Kakai Bautista as "bestfriend" in a recent Instagram post.




The (un) couple made headlines when they publicly expressed their feelings through a series of social media posts with photos and videos showing the two in their sweetest forms while touring key cities in the nearby provinces.

Derrick Monasterio Saves Bea Binene from Drowning in 'Hanggang Makita Kang Muli'


On March 16, Wednesday episode of toprating Kapuso afternoon prime family drama series "Hanggang Makita Kang Muli" starring Derrick Monasterio and Bea Binene, Ana (Binene) will steal Calvin’s (Monasterio) bag. Calvin chases her. Calvin will try to get the bag from her but Ana falls off a cliff. Calvin saves Ana from drowning.




"Hanggang Makita Kang Muli" airs weekdays after "Wish I May" studies the astounding life of one feral child who has lived isolated from human contact from a very young age, and has little or no experience of human care, behaviour, or, crucially, of human language. 

Also starring Raymart Santiago, Angelika dela Cruz, Ina Feleo, Rita Avila, Ramon Christopher, Luz Valdez, Shyr Valdez and young stars Marco Alcaraz, Jak Roberto and Kim Rodriguez

#HMKMPaghabol

 

(Trailer) ‘God Gave Me You’ Starring Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza and Jake Ejercito


Eat Bulaga! has released the trailer for special Lenten drama special “God Gave Me You” starring the phenomenal love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza. Watch below:



God Gave Me You ngayong Holy WednesdayStarring Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza and Jake Ejercito
Posted by Eat Bulaga on Monday, March 14, 2016


Joining ALDUB are Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Ciara Sotto, and Micheal de Mesa. Introducing Jake Ejercito.

“God Gave Me You” airs Holy Wednesday, March 23, 12NN on GMA-7.

ABS-CBN Wins Big at 3rd Paragala Central Luzon Media Awards, 3rd UmalohokJUAN Awards and 7th NSCART Awards


ABS-CBN Corporation continues to dominate student award-giving bodies by hauling in a total of 43 recognitions including two Best TV Station awards from the 3rd Paragala awards and the 3rd UmalohokJUAN awards this March.

Of the 43 awards, 16 came from the Paragala ceremonies, 17 from the UmalohokJUAN, and 10 from the 7th NSCART awards.

The Paragala Central Luzon Media awards is composed of 31 schools in Region III and is on its third year of handing out awards to the media. 

The Kapamilya network’s news arm garnered citations from the 3rd Paragala awards such as:

Best Male Field Reporter - Atom Araullo
Best Female Morning Show Host - Bernadette Sembrano for "Umagang Kay Ganda"
Best Morning Show - Umagang Kay Ganda
Best Educational Program - Matanglawin

The network’s top-rating entertainment programs and artists also got much love from the youth of Central Luzon. 

Best Teleserye - Forevermore
Best Drama Anthology - Maalaala Mo Kaya
Best Celebrity Talk TV Show - Gandang Gabi Vice
Best Showbiz-Oriented Show - Aquino and Abunda Tonight
Best Musical Variety Show -  ASAP

ABS-CBN personalities and celebrities were all given due recognition:

Best Talk Show Host - Vice Ganda
Best Noontime Show Host - Vice Ganda
Hall of Fame - Vice Ganda
Best Showbiz-Oriented Show Host - Boy Abunda
Best TV Actor - Enrique Gil for “Forevermore”and Maja Salvador was Best TV Actress for her role Best TV Actress - Maja Salvador for “Bridges of Love.” 

ABS-CBN Pampanga also took home the Best Local TV Station award that night.

 

Meanwhile, the UmalohokJUAN awards established by Lyceum of the Philippines University gives due recognition to media practitioners in radio and television. ABS-CBN’s brave and truth-seeking journalists and programs also triumphed after being given Best AM Radio Station (DZMM), Best News Program (“TV Patrol”), Best Female AM Personality and Best Female News Anchor (Karen Davila), Best AM Radio News Program (“Kabayan”), Best Male News Anchor (Ted Failon), Best Public Service Program (SOCO), and Best AM Radio Public Service Program (“Aksyon Ngayon”). Meanwhile, the school gave the following additional honors for entertainment: Best Entertainment Program (“Gandang Gabi Vice”), Best Male TV Host (Vice Ganda), and Best Female TV Host (Toni Gonzaga), Best Youth-Oriented Program (“Wansapanataym”), Best Child Performer (Xymon Pineda of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano), Best TV Actress (Jodi Sta. Maria for her role in “Pangako Sa’Yo”), and Best TV Actor (Coco Martin). “It’s Showtime’s” Anne Curtis was also given Best Celebrity Advocacy for her work as a UNICEF ambassador.

At the 7th NSCART awards, the first and only radio and television awards in Visayas, the students and judging panel gave the Kapamilya network the following awards: 

Best Actor in Primetime Teleserye - Coco Martin
Best Actress in Primetime Teleserye - Bea Alonzo
Best Supporting Actor in Primetime Teleserye - Ian Veneracion
Best Male Child Star  - Zaijan Jaranilla
Best Primetime Teleserye - Forevermore
Best Talk Show - Gandang Gabi Vice
Best Educational Program - Matanglawin
Best Drama Anthology - Maalaala Mo Kaya
Best Reality Show - Pinoy Big Brother 737
Best Business Oriented Program - My Puhunan

The Best TV Station awards from the 3rd UmalohokJUAN and the 3rd Paragala awards mark the third and fourth time the network has been given such recognition for the year. “We are glad that these student award-giving bodies recognize our continued efforts to put out programs that help teach them values and the tireless effort of the company to be of service to the Filipino people,” said ABS-CBN Integrated Corporate Communications head Kane Choa.

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