Friday, March 25, 2016
Follow the colorful story of Jane Villanueva, a hardworking, religious young Latina woman who vows to save her virginity until marriage as promised to her mother and grandmother. She remains true to this promise even when it comes to her longtime boyfriend Michael.
Jane’s world turns upside down, however, when a doctor artificially inseminates her by mistake during a check-up, getting her pregnant even when she did not lose her virginity to anyone.
To make things worse, the biological donor of the sperm specimen is a married man, a former playboy, and a cancer survivor named Rafael, who happens to be Jane’s ultimate crush.
How will Jane face the situation? Will Michael pursue his plan to marry Jane despite her being pregnant with a different man? Will Rafael and wife Petra take Jane’s baby away from her? What if Jane starts to grow some feelings towards Rafael?
“Jane The Virgin” is a multi-awarded US series loosely based from Venezuelan telenovela “Juana La Virgen.” Since it premiered on US television via the CW, the program already received a Peabody Award, an American Film Institute award, and People’s Choice award for favorite comedy program, and was also nominated in the Critics’ Choice Awards, Television Critics Association Awards, and the highly-acclaimed Golden Globe Awards, where lead star Gina Rodriguez won as Best Actress – Television Series, Musical or Comedy.
Don’t miss the premiere of “Jane the Virgin” this Monday (March 28) after “The Story of Us” on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.
Vice Ganda, Robin Padilla, Angel Locsin and Freddie Garcia Clash in Choosing the Worthy PGT Semi-Finalists
After the auditions legs held in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, judges Freddie “FMG” Garcia, Angel Locsin, Robin Padilla, and Vice Ganda need to pick 32 more acts that will compete in the next round of competition.
Four out of the 36 semi-finals slots have already been filled by Golden Buzzer acts, which include contemporary dancers Power Duo, flair bartending couple Liquid Concepts, dance group Power Impact Dancers, and body contortionist Mark Dune Basmayor.
Tension is evident in the TV plug promoting the episode showing the judges in a heated argument. FMG even stood up and called for a break to ease the conflict. Vice, meanwhile, seemed to be displeased by the debate.
What really happened during that moment of the deliberations? Who among the hopefuls will make the cut? Who will be sent home?
Don’t miss “Pilipinas Got Talent” every Saturday right after “MMK,” and every Sunday after “Rated K” on ABS-CBN. For updates, follow @officialPGT5 on Instagram and Twitter or like www.facebook.com/officialPGT on Facebook.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Find out which heroes support Tony Stark in his fight against Steve Rogers in the brand-new posters for Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War."
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.
As the Philippines' top weekend variety show, "ASAP", celebrated #ASAPKapamilyaDay last Sunday to honor the Filipino family, ABS-CBN Corporationand The Filipino Channel (TFC) also launched two video campaigns that invite Filipinos everywhere to take charge of their families' future by actively participating in thePhilippine Presidential Elections 2016.
ABS-CBN unveiled its new star-studded station ID with the theme of "Ipanalo Ang Pamilyang Pilipino" (Make the Filipino Family Win) while TFC debuted #Vote4ASelfieWorthyPH – its first global video campaign that was shot and edited entirely using smartphones.
In partnership with ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs, TFC also launched its Overseas Filipino Voting site on ABS-CBN'sHalalan 2016 website to provide voters a one-stop shop of Philippine election-related information and details on how they can participate: http://news.abs-cbn.com/halalan2016/ov
The Overseas Filipino Voters as Philippine Elections 2016's "Gamechangers"
How can an overseas Filipino voter really make a difference in the Philippine Presidential Elections this year?
The simple answer is for them to register and vote. But the path to making that happen hasn't been encouraging during Philippine elections in recent years. When overseas voting was made possible in the Presidential Elections of 2004, 64.89 percent of the 359,296 registered overseas Filipino voters actually voted. By Presidential Elections 2010, a mere 25.99 percent of the 589,830 active voters casted their votes.
When TFC partnered anew with the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs Overseas Voting Secretariat (DFA-OVS) and theCommission on Elections Office for Overseas Voting (COMELEC-OFOV) to register and mobilize qualified overseas Filipino voters for this year's Presidential Elections, the challenges were: one, to register over 800,000 overseas voters, and two, to increase voter turnout to about 50 to 60% percent of registered voters.
With the help of TFC's Overseas Voter Registration PSA campaign tapping popular and respected ABS-CBN news personality Atom Araullo to push COMELEC's i-Rehistro, an online system that enabled Filipinos to accomplish their registration applications as overseas voters, the current number of registered Filipino overseas voters has reached over 1.3 million.
Overseas Voting Secretariat Chairman and DFA Undersecretary Rafael E. Seguis said that if 1.3 million overseas voters could influence at least three family members in the Philippines, their sector could bring about 5.2 million votes to their preferred candidates.
"This is a definite gamechanger for Philippine politics," said Seguis.
#Vote4AselfieWorthyPH: Making the Voice of the Overseas Filipino Matter
For its global campaign to reach Filipino voters in partnership with DFA and Comelec, TFCtried a totally different tact for 2016.
Jay Santiago, creative director at ABS-CBN Global, explained his team's journey in producing the video. "We were very excited to do this project of our Global Corporate Affairs & PR because this was an opportunity to do something different," he said. "The group's direction was to deviate from the usual government type advisory which usually flies over the heads of the target market. We pushed for unconventional ideas that we felt would be more appreciated by the target audience – something that is more interactive than the usual."
Santiago talked about the "Selfie" concept: "The Philippines, being the 'selfie capital of the world' shows us how the mobile and digital technologies have penetrated the lives of Filipinos. Selfies also promote the locations where they were taken. Posting selfies is like telling the whole world what the person is up to and how he or she feels about it. The team saw the power of selfies and its ability to influence opinions and perceptions about a country. We decided to use what has become a universal activity to harness its storytelling power and use it as handle for our message."
Santiago and his team also applied the same rationale for their yet-to-be-shown "Groufie" version for the campaign. To be authentic with the process, smartphones were used to shoot and edit the videos.
TFC has invited all Filipinos to take their own selfies with a backdrop of what they want to change in the Philippines, post them on their social media accounts with the hashtag,#Vote4ASelfieWorthyPH, and these will automatically (if not private accounts) be published in the social media stream onhttp://news.abs-cbn.com/halalan2016/ov
"Digital has made the world smaller," saidSantiago. "When a tree falls in the forest, we will hear it if you post the video online. With this campaign, the image of the Philippines is now shown on the world stage. Filipinos see this upcoming election as an opportunity for change. They feel that this is the time to paint a picture perfect Philippines. A selfie-worthy one."
The creative team was comprised of: Jay Santiago, creative director; Audielyn Avecilla-Riola, regional accounts management head;Charles Bautista, copy group head; Cayla Ursabia, regional account associate; Maureen Paril, producer; Barbie Javier, copywriter; Maureen Paril, producer; Rowena Mijares, production coordinator; Paz Amor Valera, production assistant; and Edber Mamisao, Kuwentista Productions Inc. director. Meanwhile, the Halalan 2016 Overseas Filipino Voting Site was created by the team ofAbraham Baladad, technical and production system head, News Digital Media of ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs with Scrum Master and IT Management ConsultantJohn Michael Bien and web developers Aldrin Mirasol and Regie Francisco.
Red, the starring animated character voiced by US star Jason Sudeikis in the upcoming "The Angry Birds Movie," was named Honorary Ambassador for Green on the International Day of Happiness today at the United Nations.
(Watch the public service announcement for the International Day of Happiness titled "Help Red Go Green" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmpSo0SjcHY.)
The appointment of Red is part of the #AngryBirdsHappyPlanet campaign to help the world body promote the International Day of Happiness, which is observed on March 20 each year, and encourage people to take action against climate change and its impacts.
The International Day of Happiness recognizes that Gross Domestic Product alone cannot measure the wealth and well-being of a country's population and a more inclusive, equitable, balanced and sustainable approach to growth and development is key to being happy.
After United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named Red as Honorary Ambassador for Green, the campaign was presented to hundreds of young people in the iconic General Assembly Hall of the United Nations.
The presentation included the movie's US stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad and Maya Rudolph as well as producers John Cohen and Catherine Winder, who asked the attendees for their support to make the Angry Birds happy by doing their part to take action against climate change. They presented the "Help Red Go Green" materials including public service announcements created to support the campaign. By participating in the #AngryBirdsHappyPlanet campaign, individuals can make the Angry Birds happy and "Help Red Go Green" by posting photos and messages to show how they are protecting our planet by recycling, taking public transportation and conserving water, for example.
"The Angry Birds have entertained millions of people around the world -- and now they are part of making the world a better place," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. "We are proud to give Red a reason to go Green. There is no better way to mark the International Day of Happiness than to have our animated ambassador raise awareness about the importance of addressing climate change to create a safer, more sustainable and happier future for all."
"We are incredibly honored that Red from 'The Angry Birds Movie' has been named as the Honorary Ambassador for Green. While Red may still look angry, we know that he's smiling on the inside. As we say in our 'Help Red Go Green' campaign, nothing makes an angry bird happier than a healthy planet. In partnership with the UN, we are very excited to help raise awareness of critical global issues such as climate change," said John Cohen, producer of "The Angry Birds Movie" and "Despicable Me."
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), 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.
Featuring a hilarious, all-star voice cast that includes Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage, as well as Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Hannibal Buress, Ike Barinholtz, Tituss Burgess, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Latin music sensation Romeo Santos, YouTube stars Smosh, Billy Eichner, and country music superstar Blake Shelton, who co-writes and performs the original song "Friends," the Columbia Pictures/Rovio Entertainment film is directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis and produced by John Cohen and Catherine Winder. The screenplay is by Jon Vitti, from a story by Mikael Hed & Mikko Pöllä & John Cohen, and executive produced by Mikael Hed and David Maisel.
(Opening across the Philippines on May 11, 2016, "Angry Birds" is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.)
From March 21 to 24 (Holy Monday to Maundy Thursday), the Rescue 5 team will be stationed at the Araneta Center Bus Terminal to provide first aid and blood pressure monitoring. Gabay Biyahe stations also offer other services such as free drinking water, calls and electronic device charging made available by the following partners: Araneta Center, Maynilad, One Meralco Foundation, Prudence Foundation and Smart Communications.
Motorists and travelers will also benefit from the tips and helpful reminders to ensure a safe journey through Rescue 5’s “Aksyon sa Kalsada” road safety plugs, which air on TV5, Aksyon TV and
Radyo5 92.3 News FM.
“Since most of our rescue operations involve vehicular accidents, we want to educate our Kapatids on the importance of road safety. Our team of rescuer-journalists is also ready to respond to emergency situations,” TV5 Public Service Head Sherryl Yao said.
Rescue 5 can be reached via its hotline 9225155, Twitter account: @RESCUE5PH, and Facebook page: www.facebook.com/RESCUE5PH.
James Reid has this message to JaDine fans who are expecting a continuation of their interrupted honeymoon scene in the finale episode of "On The Wings of Love": "It's not that kind of movie. I mean, we're not making a film for the fans!'"
Monday, March 21, 2016
A new one-sheet art and exhilarating TV spot has just been unveiled by Universal Pictures and Legendary for "Warcraft," the epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment's global phenomenon. Watch the TV spot at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvlGM6ikW0U.
In the film, the peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.
So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.
Directed by Duncan Jones ("Moon," "Source Code") and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu.
Opening across the Philippines in June 2016, "Warcraft" will be distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.