Saturday, April 23, 2016

GMA News Wins 4 New York Festivals 2016 Medals


GMA Network proudly took home 4 world medals and 5 finalist certificates at the 2016 New York Festivals, which also had Kapuso broadcast journalist Kara David as one of the award presenters at the awards ceremony held in Las Vegas April 19. GMA was the only Philippine company with medal winners this year.

The network's News and Public Affairs Group was responsible for the 4 medalists in various categories.

I-Witness, the country's longest running documentary program, won the bronze medal in the Community Portraits category for "Dorm 12", where David featured aging and forgotten inmates at the Correctional Institute for Women.

Investigative news magazine Reporter’s Notebook won a bronze award in the Social Issues category for tackling urban migration in its "Hikahos sa Lungsod" episode, reported by Maki Pulido.

Front Row’s “Maestra Salbabida” took home a bronze in the Community Service Programs category, depicting a teacher in Mindoro who crosses rivers using a makeshift floating device to reach the barrio where she teaches.

GMA News TV’s Reel Time, on the other hand, earned the bronze award inthe Human Concerns category for its “Isang Paa sa Hukay” documentary on small-scale mining operations in Camarines Norte.

David, meanwhile, was the only media professional from Asia named as one of this year’s award presenters, which include prominent international media executives, talk show hosts and content creators.

On the other hand, three GMA News and Public Affairs programs received finalist certificates: Philippine TV’s first-ever bayaniserye Ilustrado, Bawal ang Pasaway kay Mareng Winnie and Brigada while two projects from the network's Program Support Department were also shortlisted: Ilustrado’s opening billboard and GMA News TV's Father’s Day plug.

Nonito Donaire Beats Zsolt Bedak via TKO in 3 Rounds


Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. needed only thee rounds to dispose Hungary’s Zsolt Bedak and retain the WBO super bantamweight at the Cebu City Sports Center on Saturday night, April 23.

Donaire, who has made a successful comeback to the 122-pound division following his stoppage loss to Nicholas Walters in 2014, decked Bedak twice in the second round before going for the kill in the third.

The five-division world champion improved his record to (36-3) while handing Bedak’s second defeat in (27) fights. Donaire has won titles in the flyweight, super flyweight, bantamweight, super bantamweight and featherweight divisions.

"The Time Has Come: Donaire vs. Bedak" will be aired locally on Sunday, 8:30 a.m., on ABS-CBN Channel 2 and 1 p.m. on ABS-CBN Sports+Action channel 23. - ABS-CBNNews.com

(Video) Vice Ganda's Gay Brothers Emma and Babut Reveal How They Learned About His Gender Preference


Vice Ganda's older brothers Emma (Emmanuel Viceral) and Babut (Eduardo Viceral), who are also gays, reveal with "Magandang Buhay" hosts Karla Estrada, Jolina Magdangal and Melai Cantiveros on Tuesday, how they discovered that their youngest brother Vice (Jose Mari Viceral) is gay.

Emma and Babut recalled Vice's younger years when he was still trying to hide his sexuality from their father who died not knowing that he is gay.

"It takes one to know one. Medyo malambot na siya pero we are trying to overlook everything kasi siya  yung pinaka-daddy's boy," Emma said, adding "One time nahuli ko siya. UAAP dancer kasi ako before sa FEU, mayroon kaming UUAP number nahuli ko siya na sinusukat ang headress ko na tamarraw. Pero wala in-ignore ko lang."

Meanwhile, Babut said he was the first to find out that their younger brother is also gay. He said "Ako talaga 'yung unang nakaramdam kaya nung bandang college na ako tapos siya high school noon. Maasim na ako sa kanya. Kasi parang sa akin ang daya ng treatment. Ang ganda ng treatment sa iyo kasi feeling ni padir eh lalaki siya tapos sa akin istrikto that time. Kaya that time maasim ako sa kanya, kasi parang ayaw pang umamin eh bakla din naman."



(Video) Alden Richards Shower Scene Dance Number on Eat Bulaga! April 23 Episode


Alden Richards once again dominated the Twitterlandia on Saturday raking more than 1-million tweets with the hashtag #ALDUBLiveWorkshop. Ever wonder why? 'Coz he danced under the shower live on stage infront of thousands of live audience and million TV viewers during Eat Bulaga's opening production number.

In case you missed it, you can wait it here:



Exactly 1 Year, Maine Mendoza Recalls the Time She Uploaded Her Famous Kris Aquino Dubsmash Video


Who would've thought that a short dubsmash video taken during one lazy afternoon on April 22 last year will launch the showbiz career of a young simple Bulakenya to full stardom.




In just 12 months, no one can argue the fact that Maine Mendoza (Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza in real life) is now one of the biggest and most important names in the entertainment scene. From being a Yaya Dub in the Kalyeserye segment of the longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga!, to accidental pairing with Pambansang Bae Alden Richards forming the phenomenal loveteam called AlDub, Maine has now a long list of achievements under her cap. Among them are:

TV:
Eat Bulaga!
Princess in the Palace
Vampire Ang Daddy Ko
Sunday PinaSaya

Special Features:
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho
CelebriTV
BBC Special Report on AlDub

Movie:
My Bebe Love
A new untitled movie with Alden Richards is in the works

Awards:
Best Supporting Actress - MMFF 2015
Favorite Young Actress - 5th OFW Gawad Parangal
2015 Gintong Kabataan (Golden Youth) Awards - Gintong Kabataan Award sa Larangan ng Sining at Kultura sa Hiyas (Golden Youth Award in the Field of Arts and Culture of Gems 
Makabatang Alagad ng Telebisyon (Child-friendly Artist on Television) - Anak TV 2016 
Push Elite Newcomer - PUSH Awards 2015
PushPlay Best Newcomer- PUSH Awards 2015
Star Values Award - DepEd and City of Makati     Star Values Award
Favorite Pinoy Personality - Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards     Favorite Pinoy Personality
Breakthrough Female Star of Philippine Movies and TV - 47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards    
Most Promising Female Star - - 47th GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Award

Magazine Covers:
YES! Magazine
Reader's Digest Asia
Inside Showbiz
PeopleAsia
BizNews Asia
Disney Calendar as Elsa from the Disney film Frozen
Cosmopolitan Magazine
Esquire Philippines

Concert:
Sa Tamang Panahon Benefit Concert

Product Endorsements:
McDonalds
Talk N' Text
Bear Brand Adult Plus
O+ USA Mobile
555 Sardines
Datu Puti
Zonrox
Tide
Downy 
Rejoice
Hapee Toothpaste
Modess
Eskinol 
Betadine
Belo Medical
Bench
Avon
Coca-Cola
Lady's Choice
Bingo Cookie Sandwich
Lemon Square Cheesecake and Lava Cake
Funtastik CDO
Nescafe
Lucky Me
Magnolia Ice Cream
Nestea
Dakak Park and Beach Resort
BDO
Technomarine Couple Watch
Others:
Philippines' most googled female personality in 2015
Awarded with her own star at Philippine Walk of Fame

On Friday, exactly one year after she uploaded the very reason for her popularity, Maine reminisces the time she uploaded the said dubsmash video that catapulted  her to stardom. Even she can't still believe all her achievements.

   

Alin ang mas hot, James Reid or weather? Nadine Lustre's Answer Almost Kill Her Fans


Nadine Lustre almost kill her fans with kilig when she gamely answers questions related to James Reid in the most talk-about segment of the daily late night talk show "Tonight with Boy Abunda". Among these questions are:

Johnny Depp or James Reid?
Alin ang mas hot, James Reid or weather?
Chocolates or lips ni James?
Pizza or abs ni James?

Watch the video here:


(Livestream) Donaire vs. Bedak Boxing Fight and Blow by Blow Updates


Happening right now in Cebu City is the much-awaited boxing ring match betweeen the Philippines pride and the current WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito "The Flash" Donaire and Hungary's Zsolt Bedak. 

UNDERCARDS:

Rocky Fuentes vs. Romnick Magos
Fuentes wins againts Magos by majority decision (78-74, 76-76, 78-74)

Jason Pagara vs. Miguel Zamudio
Pagara defeated Zamudio by unanimous decision (99-91, 98-92, 98-92)

Mark Magsayo vs. Chris Avalos
Magsayo defeated Avalos by TKO on Round 6

Paul Fleming vs. Miguel Angel Gonzalez
Fleming beats Gonzales by unanimous decision (96-93, 97-92, 97-92)

Nonito Donaire vs. Zsolt Bedak
Donaire wins via TKO on Round 3

Round 1: Bedak has the (lack of) size that Donaire usually feasts on, but he's also not an aggressor, and Donaire doesn't lead action well. It's just not his game. Fairly slow first round, lots of posturing and feinting, not much action. Donaire landed a nice hook to the body. Bedak's best shot was a right hand to the head. Donaire 10-9

Round 2: Bedak hurt on a hook and then he’s down. Half of the round left Bedak is on bad legs and his nose is bloodied. Donaire looking for one big shot, but not going wild. Another hook flies in, just misses. Some uppercuts get partially blocked. Bedak opening up, which is a questionable decision, but what else is he gonna do? Cuffing right from Donaire, left hook again whizzes past Bedak's head, but then another hook drops Bedak again. This is the mismatch expected. Donaire 10-7, 20-16

Round 3: Donaire poking his jab out to start the round. Bedak throwing long rights that leave him wide open, but Donaire not biting just yet. Uppercut rocks Bedak's head back, then another one comes in, not quite clean. Donaire now headhunting and looking for the big finish. Right hand and Bedak is ruled down again. Mora talks to him and decides to call it off. Fine. Donaire TKO-3

Nonito Donaire vs. Zsolt Bedak - Watch livestream below:



Captain America The Winter Soldier: #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan - Which Side Are you On?


With the box office and critical success of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” producer Kevin Feige and his team were excited to bring the brothers Joe and Anthony Russo back to direct the third movie of the franchise. With each of the first two films in the franchise having different styles and tones, the Russo Brothers explain how they approached Marvel's “Captain America: Civil War.”

Watch Chris Evans invite Southeast Asian fans to join Team Cap:



The concept of Civil War is very important,” says Joe Russo. “We felt like we needed to go in a radical direction if we were going to direct another Captain America installment. From the beginning, we strongly advocated for the Civil War storyline. Once everyone agreed to it, we immediately sat down and started carefully discussing the arcs of each character, which helped us figure out what we wanted the movie to be.

While the Russo Brothers wanted to continue the visceral tone established in “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” they also wanted that dynamic to permeate throughout the entire cast of characters. “Every character in this film has a distinct voice,” says Anthony Russo. “After working together on ‘Winter Soldier,’ they deeply understand the tone that we like to bring to these films. It’s more grounded; it’s based in realism. There are also political undertones that reflect real world issues in the story, which gives it an immediacy for the audience.

The director continues, “Our goal was to tell the story in such a way that both sides have really compelling cases. Both Tony Stark and Steve Rogers individually as characters have very compelling points of view. We wanted people to be conflicted and torn, which creates a sense of tension about what’s going to happen going forward after this film.”

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 BrΓΌhl.

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.

TFC ABS-CBN Brings the Most Important Presidential Debate on April 24, 6PM


The Filipino people will be watching as five candidates for the highest post of the land share one stage for the last time in the final leg of the Commission on Elections' PiliPinas 2016 presidential debate series.

On April 24, Vice-President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Sen. Grace Poe, and former Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas will respond to questions about their platforms and stand on the most urgent issues facing the nation, during the Presidential Town Hall Debate organized by the COMELEC, Kapisanan ng Brodkasters ng Pilipinas (KBP), ABS-CBN and Manila Bulletin.

The third “PiliPinas Debate” is the last big opportunity for the candidates to prove they are ready, capable, and worthy to lead the country before millions of Filipinos here and abroad, as the debate will be aired live from the Phinma University of Pangasinan over multiple media platforms – ABS-CBN in the Philippines, ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel on cable TV, DZMM TeleRadyo on digital television (ABS-CBN TVPlus), DZMM 630 on AM radio, ABSCBNmobile and online via livestreaming at news.abs-cbn.com, mb.com.ph and iwantv.com.ph.

Moderated by ABS-CBN’s top broadcast journalists Karen Davila and Tony Velasquez, the town hall debate will also be simulcast live worldwide via The Filipino Channel (TFC).

 
Town Hall 

With a town hall format, ordinary Filipinos - representing different sectors of society - will be asking the questions to the aspiring presidents of the Philippines. This format was assigned to ABS-CBN after a “drawing of lots” facilitated by the COMELEC involving all lead networks for the debate series.

The sectoral representatives were chosen among thousands of Filipinos all over the nation and the world who sent in their queries for the presidential candidates via ABS-CBN’s “Halalan Hugot” campaign. Their questions will touch on very relevant and pressing issues such as metro traffic and public transport, job security, health, foreign policy, basic public education, peace for Mindanaoans in conflict areas, and overseas Filipino (OF) concerns.

Each presidential candidate will get to answer all questions, which will allow the public to compare and decide which candidate is truly prepared and committed to address the issues raised.

The town hall debate will be held at the student plaza of the Phinma University of Pangasinan.

 
Face-Off 

The candidates will also have an opportunity to challenge each other during the Face-Off segment.  One candidate may grill a fellow candidate on his ability to govern and lead.

 
Ipanalo ang Pamilyang Pilipino 

Happening two weeks before the national elections on May 9, ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs head Ging Reyes said the Filipino people can expect all five candidates to give their best and go all-out as they try to pull away from what is shaping up to be the tightest race to the presidency in recent years.

We encourage voters to watch the debate. Wherever they are, ABS-CBN, with the COMELEC, KBP and Manila Bulletin – through all its platforms – will deliver this very important event to the Filipino people.  Voters still have time to make up their minds about the candidates.  Listen to their proposed policies, analyze their plans, look beyond motherhood statements and empty promises.  This final debate is the last opportunity for voters to see where candidates stand on issues and how they differ,” she said.

Watch the COMELEC, KBP, ABS-CBN and Manila Bulletin’s PiliPinas 2016 Presidential Town Hall Debate LIVE on April 24, 6 p.m. Manila time via TFC (time-shifted in the West Coast in the U.S. if via satellite) and ANC across all platforms worldwide.  “PILI PINAS” will also be streamed live via ANC on IPTV and TFC.tv, and will be available on VOD under ANC's Current Affairs category.

Also catch the “Halalan 2016 Debate Special” before and after the debate on TFC, ANC, and DZMM TeleRadyo.

Viewers of the livestreaming at news.abs-cbn.com can also catch a digital special hosted by TJ Manotoc, who will discuss the social media buzz on the on-going debate.  Meantime, TFC will also conduct community viewings in specific regions.

You can also join TFC’s call this election period for a country we all deserve.  Post your selfie against a backdrop or a scenario you want improved, upload in your social media and use the hash tag #Vote4ASelfieWorthyPH

For more information, visit news.abs-cbn.com/Halalan2016/OV Watch the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krbxos5SR8k&feature=youtu.be

Nadine Lustre Lambasts Haters Calling James Reid 'Playboy' and Their Relationship a 'Show Off'


Nadine Lustre came to the defense of her boyfriend James Reid, who is accused of being a playboy even now that he is already in a relationship.

The issue stemmed from a video which was uploaded in social media some weeks ago showing James hanging out with his friends and two other girls inside a car.




In an interview on “Tonight with Boy Abunda” on Tuesday, Nadine said she sees nothing wrong with it because she knows everyone who was with James that day.

Hindi naman playboy. Regarding the video, 'yung mga nandoon naman po sa video, kilala ko naman po kung sino 'yung nandoon sa car,” she said.

The Kapamilya actress also addressed those who allege that their relationship is just for show.

If ayaw nila maniwala, it’s up to them. Basta ang importante po, me and James, we know what’s real and we know the truth. That’s what’s important,” she said. - ABS-CBNNews.com

Is Karla Estrada Reminding Alden Richards Fans of Daniel Padilla's Achievements?


While Alden Richards is continuously earning left and right recognition, getting a long list of product endorsements, concerts here and abroad, a surefire hit upcoming TV and movie projects, and a bestselling album "Wish I May" which reached the gold status 12 hours after it was released digitally, topping iTunes in the Philippines and now turned 5x platinum record, Karla Estrada, the celebrity-stage mom of Daniel Padilla, Alden's biggest rival, was visibly putting her son's recognition on Instagram lately. 


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Is she trying to ignite a silent war between the Kapuso phenomenal actor and his son? I am just wondering. What do you think guys?

Red, The Angry Bird, Goes Green on Earth Day


In honor of Earth Day and the historic signing of the Paris agreement on climate change today, Red continues to support the United Nations as part of their “Angry Birds for a Happy Planet” campaign.

To commemorate the day the United Nations Postal Administration has issued special edition stamps featuring Red, and a new Public Service Announcement video, featuring the U.S. voice talent from “The Angry Birds Movie,” Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, and Maya Rudolph, was also released today to support the Paris agreement.

Watch the PSA “Happy Earth Day from The Angry Birds Movie” below:



The Paris agreement sends a clear signal that the transformation of the global economy to low-emission, climate-resilient growth is inevitable, beneficial and already under way. To keep the global spotlight focused on climate change and build on the strong political momentum from Paris, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited all Heads of State and Government to participate in the signing ceremony. A record number of well over 165 countries are expected to sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change at a ceremony at UN headquarters today.

Red, who was appointed Honorary Ambassador for Green on the International Day of Happiness by the United Nations on March 20, 2016, “toured” in over 20 countries to promote the #AngryBirdsHappyPlanet campaign aimed at promoting the International Day of Happiness and encouraging people to take action against climate change and its impacts. The campaign, a partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment, the United Nations, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Foundation, asks the general public across the world to make the Angry Birds happy by taking actions on climate change and its impacts and sharing their photos and commitments on social media using the hashtag, which has made close to 600 million impressions so far.

The honorary ambassadorship was announced by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at UN Headquarters in New York with Sudeikis, Gad, Rudolph and “The Angry Birds Movie” filmmakers John Cohen, Catherine Winder and Mikael Hed in attendance last month.

The commemorative stamps feature Red taking action to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #13 on climate action which includes suggestions to:

·         Walk, cycle, or take public transport
·         Conserve water
·         Reduce, reuse, recycle
·         Bring your own reusable bag to the store
·         Turn off the lights and unplug
·         Plant a garden or tree

Stamps are available for purchase online (https://unstamps.org/) or at the United Nations stamp counters in New York, Geneva and Vienna.

Further to the tremendous honor bestowed upon Red from ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, we are excited to continue our support for the United Nations in its efforts against climate change and to help share the message that we need to make every day Earth Day,” said John Cohen, producer of “The Angry Birds Movie.”

The creative community makes an indelible impact on the hearts and minds of people of all ages,” added Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division of the UN’s Department of Public Information. “We are grateful to Red and our friends at Sony Pictures for putting their talents and resources behind a fun and meaningful drive encouraging all of us to take responsibility for our planet’s health. As long as these issues exist, I hope we can count on the entertainment industry to use its megaphone in this way.“

For more information: www.angrybirdshappyplanet.com

Links to materials from Red’s international personal appearance tour: http://bit.ly/1SVPLJI
Link to PSA: http://bit.ly/1TjyRmF

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 PΓΆllΓ€ & 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.

(Full Trailer) This Time - James Reid and Nadine Lustre


Viva Entertainment has released the official full trailer of its latest movie offering "This Time" featuring the box-office hit tandem of real-life sweethearts James Reid and Nadine Lustre. Check out below:



Under the direction of Nuel Crisostomo Naval, the movie also stars Candy Pangilinan, Donnalyn Bartolome, Yssa Pressman, Freddie Webb and Al Tantay.

Showing nationwide on May 4, 2016.

Detoxify while Maintaining a Slimmer Body with FatOut


Detoxifying your colon doesn't just remove the excess body weight but it also makes you feel better generally. Expulsion of toxins that accumulated over time improves your digestive system. As toxins are flushed away regularly, irregular bowel movement, constipation, and other gut problems are prevented. Detoxify regularly by adding FatOut to your diet.

FatOut has Sweep and Shred formula which helps in cleansing your colon and trimming down your extra fat. FatOut sweeps away toxins from your colon and shreds excess body fat. It is a combination of the following amazing ingredients - Psyllium Husk, Green Tea Extract, Pu’er Tea Extract, Aloe Vera Powder, Alfalfa and Oat Fiber – that promotes good digestive health and boosts weight loss all together.

Regulate your bowel movement and prevent tummy problems by constant removal of toxins. Stand out with FatOut! Experience a pampering kind-of-day with your idol, Kim Chiu. Check out the official FB page of FatOut for more information. www.facebook.com/ATCFatOut - See more at: http://www.pinoypower.ph/2016/04/maintain-healthy-gut-with-fatout.html#sthash.f4TAGOJT.dpuf

Friday, April 22, 2016

Robin Thicke to Arrive in Manila for Summer Sun Music Festival 2016


Are you ready to have a blast at Summer Sun Music Festival?

Another music festival is set to happen in Manila on labor day weekend for those people who will choose to stay in the metro. 

Happening on April 30, 2016 at Globe Circuit Events Ground, Circuit Makati, Makati City featuring 4 international acts and 4 local DJs in the mix - will be playing a wide spectrum of genre, from pop to RnB to EDM music. 

SSMF brings a unique experience that will steam off some heat in this summer season to the young generation. Ages from 15 and above are allowed to enter the music festival. 

Attendees will also enjoy fun activities, lounges, bars, food stations, and a carnival event look. And oh, better to bring an extra shirt because getting wet will surely be the main stunt of SSMF. 

The international performers in SSMF 2016 are Robin Thicke, Fedde Le Grand, Shogun and  John Hart. They will be joined by local performers Marc Marasigan, D+Cash, JJ Saur and Nina Saputil.

Ticket Prices
Early Bird VIP – Php 3,799
Early Bird Patron – Php 2,299
Regular VIP – Php 4,500
Regular Patron – Php 3,000

Get your tickets at SMTickets.com, Bondle.comPartyphile, Neverland Manila Ravers, selected Vans Concept Stores in Metro Manila, Sole Slam, and The Rail Stores Metro Manila!

For more information about Summer Sun Music Festival, follow @SummerSunMusicFestival on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Or email summersunmusicfestival@gmail.com for inquiries.

Snickers to Give Away Free Temporary Car License Plates on April 23; Launches 'Don't Drive Hungry' Road Safety Campaign


New car?  No license plate? Don’t fret because Snickers is giving away free temporary license plates to car owners on April 23 at the Capitol Commons Carpark. 

The event is the launch of Snickers Don’t Drive Hungry Initiative, a road safety initiative reminding drivers not to let themselves get hungry while they’re on the road.
                                                                      


Long hours spent in traffic can lead to hunger, which can negatively affect the mood of a driver and the quality of driving; by giving out free temporary license plates, Snickers wants to remind motorists not to drive hungry.

To pre-register, drivers can visit http://dontdrivehungry.com.ph/, fill in their personal details and upload their car’s conduction sticker. An email will be sent to confirm their application and they can then claim their temporary license plate at the event venue. They can also bring their car’s official receipt and certificate of registration from the Land Transportation Office and present it at the event venue for on the spot temporary license plate printing.

For more details on Snickers Don’t Drive Hungry initiative, visit the Snickers Philippines Facebook page.


About Mars, Incorporated

In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars’ first roots as a confectionery company.  In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of  building a business based on the objective of creating a “mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders” – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 72,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Mars brands include: 

Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, KITEKAT®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital and NUTRO®

Chocolate – M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX® 

Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints.  

Food – UNCLE BEN’S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®

Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®

Symbioscience – COCOAVIA® and WISDOM PANEL®.

For more information, please visit www.mars.com.  Follow us: facebook.com/mars, twitter.com/marsglobal, youtube.com/mars, linkedin.com/company/mars

Korea v. USA v. Pakistan in 'I Love OPM: The Grand Destination' this Saturday at RWM


Top four Touristars Dio Smith from Pakistan, Ryan Gallagher from U.S.A., and Yohan Hwang and J-Morning from Korea already have their tickets to the grand finals and are all set to compete to become the first Grand Touristar of ABS-CBN’s original singing competition for 100% non-Filipinos who love OPM music, “I Love OPM.”

Watch as these four sing their hearts out in singing OPM songs to win the coveted Kababayan votes. This time, the whole country gets the chance to pick who they think deserves to be the winner as the public can vote through text and through online. The Grand Touristar gets to receive two million pesos in cash and a recording contract with Star Music.

“I Love OPM’s” resident rakista Dio has consistently captured the essence of Pinoy rock energizing the crowd with his performances. Himigration Officer Lani Misalucha confirmed Dio’s rockstar status and said, “no doubt about it, you truly make us happy and proud when it comes to rock and roll.”

Yohan, meanwhile, has always been the teen charmer. He not only uses his killer smile to win over the audience but his smooth voice also enabled him to give remarkable performances. In order to win it, Himigration Officer Martin Nievera offered some personal advice. He quipped, “take it from me, cute is not forever, so level up your singing and your performances.”

On the other hand, soulful balladeer Ryan never fails to infuse emotion in the powerful songs he sings throughout the competition. Ryan even made a believer out of Himigration Officer Lani.

I was unsure about Ryan the first two rounds but he showed us he belongs here; he showed me how good he really is,” she said.

Lastly, “K-rock” band J-Morning never fails to add their own flavor to the songs they sing making unique renditions of popular Pinoy hits.

Everytime you step on stage, you choose songs from different genres giving us a different experience each time,” said Himigration Officer Toni Gonzaga who was very impressed with their originality.

Who among the four will win the Kababayans hearts? Who will be crowned “Grand Touristar”?

Don’t miss “I Love OPM: The Grand Destination” live this Saturday (April 23) at the Resorts World Manila, after “MMK” on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). For updates, follow @iloveopmtv on Instagram and Twitter or like www.facebook.com/iloveopm on Facebook.

Prince is Dead


Famous Pop singer Prince was found dead on April 21 at his Minnesota village, TMZ reported.

He was 57.

Local authorities said a death investigation was underway at Prince's Paisley Park complex, but did not give the identity of the fatality.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Nonito Donaire Jr. to Knockout Zsolt Bedak in 6th Round this Sunday on 'Donaire vs Bedak: The Time Has Come' Bout


No less than a knockout in the 6th round.” This is the promise made by WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. before local media in Cebu City where his first title defense of his second reign against Hungarian challenger Zsolt “Mr. Left Hook” Bedak will take place on April 23.

The LIVE Pay-Per-View (PPV) telecast of the much-awaited bout at Cebu City Sports Center will be seen in the U.S. and Canada via all major and many independent cable providers in both SD and HD*. Dubbed, “The Time Has Come,” this event is presented by Top Rank, ALA Promotions, ABS-CBN Sports + Action and TFC.

The five-division world champion Donaire (36-3, 23 KOs) will be up against a former Olympian who stopped Mexican fighter Abner Mares in the first round at Athens Olympics 2004.  Mares later became a three-division world champion.  Bedak (25-1, 8 KOs) also knocked out Filipino fighter Ronnie Laput in the 7th round to win the WBO Inter-Continental title in Austria in 2009.  Bedak’s only defeat came in the hands of former WBO super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vasquez Jr of Puerto Rico via 10th round knockout in a world title bout in 2010.  Donaire, on the other hand, outpointed Vasquez Jr. for a vacant junior featherweight world title back in 2012. But the tough and resilient Bedak has won 10 consecutive fights since his 2010 defeat. Currently rated no. 4 122-pounder by the WBO, he also vowed to stun Donaire, claiming before Filipino media that he is in peak shape and that this is the most important fight of his career.

The WBO Super Bantamweight Championship fight can be seen on PPV in the U.S. and Canada on April 23, Saturday, with a pre-fight countdown show at 8:00AM ET, followed by the live telecast of the fight at 8:30AM ET. For fans who can’t access the early morning live telecast, a late afternoon replay will air at 5:00PM ET.  For cable system channel locations of the live PPV event and replays, viewers can click here and enter their zip codes: http://www.indemand.com/event/boxing-donaire-vs-bedak/.  Starting on the afternoon of Sunday, April 24 and for one week, viewers will also be able to access the fight replay via Video On Demand on most cable systems. For locations, go to Events On Demand categories and look for ring sports or event replay folders. The live telecast is distributed to most U.S. cable systems by iN DEMAND.  Please contact your local cable provider for more information.

(Music Video) This Time - James Reid and Nadine Lustre


Viva Films has released the music video for "This Time," the official theme song of its upcoming movie of the same title and performed by the movie's lead cast James Reid and Nadine Lustre.

Check out below:


Myx TV's Reality Dating Show 'Mom vs Matchmaker' Gets the Nod of Award-Winning Hollywood Reporter


The Hollywood Reporter, a 2015 National Magazine Awardee for General Excellence, Special Interest, came out today with an exclusive feature on Myx TV’s newest original series, Mom vs Matchmaker.  The series stars Carmelia Ray, a leading authority in the online dating and matchmaking industry, who was nominated as Best Dating Coach at iDate Awards 2015.  She collaborates with the top online dating sites, world’s best coaches and celebrity matchmakers.  She authored the book, Finding The One – A-Z Guide to Attracting and Keeping Your Soulmate.

Below is the article in full on The Hollywood Reporter:
Myx TV Pits Moms vs. Professional Matchmakers in New Series (Exclusive)

Does matchmaker or mother know best?

Myx TV, a 24/7 network targeting Asian Americans, has ordered a new reality dating show titled Mom vs. Matchmaker featuring matchmaking veteran Carmelia Ray.

The series will test the adage “mother knows best” as it pits Ray’s matchmaking know-how against that of mothers’ personal knowledge of their children. Part of each episode will be devoted to Ray and the respective mothers preparing their picks for the date, in the hope that their chosen suitor will best click with the contestant. The singles will have no idea who prepared each date. Only when they decide on their match at the end of the episode will they find out who arranged it.

“It’s my passion to help hopeful singles find their perfect match. Getting a chance to put my skills to the test against moms has been a fun, intense and eye-opening challenge,” says Ray, who has 20 years’ experience playing cupid.

Miguel Santos, general manager of Myx TV, believes that the show will connect with audiences who can relate to mothers getting involved in their romantic lives. “Viewers are going have fun watching the drama and the romance unfold,” Santos said.

Mom vs. Matchmaker is produced by Go Button Media for Myx TV. The executive producers are Santos for Myx TV and Daniel Oron and Natasha Ryan for Go Button Media.

The series premieres Tuesday, May 3 — just before Mother’s Day — at 8 p.m. on Myx TV and will stream on the network’s website the following day. (For more information, visit http://www.myxtv.com ).

ABS-CBN 'Harapan ng Bise' Receives Favorable Ratings from Televiewers and Netizens


Filipinos all over the country did not miss an opportunity to be more informed about the country’s candidates vying for the vice presidential seat last Sunday (April 17) as ABS-CBN’s “Harapan ng Bise” debate recorded a national TV rating of 21.4%, according to data from Kantar Media.

The debate held at the ABS-CBN compound bested “24 Oras Weekend” and “Vampire ang Daddy,” which only managed to score 10% and 13%, respectively.

“Harapan ng Bise,” moderated by Lynda Jumilla and Alvin Elchico, also won against GMA in all key territories in the country, including Mega Manila, where it scored a 17.4% rating.

It also generated buzz online as netizens posted their thoughts about the candidates during the debate, with the event’s official hashtag, #HarapanBise, claiming the top spot nationwide and worldwide on Twitter.

Twitter user @zel_zone said, “Job well done ABS-CBN! Best debate so far. I am almost sure which VP to vote. Thanks! #HarapanBise.” Meanwhile, another user, @syntaxerror, tweeted, “Ang ganda lang ng Harapan Bise ngayon. Paliwanagan nga siya, hindi bangayan.”

User @lloydislucky agreed, “Kudos to ABS-CBN for a well-crafted “Harapan ng Bise”! Malinis, matino ang process, ‘hi-tech,’ at matalino ang sequence! #HarapanBise.” Twitter users @humeako and @tyronnarito also congratulated the Kapamilya network for the work done on the debates, saying, “Congratulations, #HarapanBise and to ABS-CBN! You were able to bring out the best in each VP candidate for us to figure who to vote. Kudos!” and “Cheers to ABS-CBN for pulling it off and wrapping it up nicely. #HarapanBise,” respectively.

With a miting de avance theme, the debate brought forward the stands on different issues of Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Sen. Chiz Escudero, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, and Rep. Leni Robredo. Sen. Gringo Honasan and Sen. Bongbong Marcos, meanwhile, were invited to the event but failed to attend due to a scheduling conflict.

 


“Harapan ng Bise: The ABS-CBN Vice Presidential Debate” is part of ABS-CBN’s “Ipanalo Ang Pamilyang Pilipino” election campaign that encourages Filipinos to use their vote and uphold the interest and welfare of their families.

Through “Harapan ng Bise” and the upcoming “Pili Pinas 2016: The Presidential Townhall Debate” on Sunday (April 24), ABS-CBN aims to educate the public about the character and platform of the candidates to help voters make an informed choice for the elections.

This year, ANC let senatorial candidates present their platforms and views in “Headstart with Karen Davila” and featured different party-list organizations in “Beyond Politics with Lynda Jumilla. DZMM, meanwhile, was the first to complete interviews with the candidates for the presidential, vice presidential, and senatorial races through its “Ikaw na Ba ang Para sa Pamilyang Pilipino” interview series anchored by Karen, Vic De Leon-Lima, Gerry Baja, and Anthony Taberna.

Don’t miss the “Pili Pinas 2016: The Presidential Townhall Debate” this coming Sunday (April 24), 5:45PM on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167) with the debate proper starting at 6PM. Also catch it on ANC (SKyCable channel 27), DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable channel 26), The Filipino Channel on cable, satellite, IPTV, and TFC.tv in all regions, and ABS-CBNnews.com.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Winners - Maxine Medina, Kylie Verzosa, Jennifer Hammond, Joanna Eden, Nicole Cordoves, and Nichole Manalo


Here is the full list of winners of the 2016 Binibining Pilipinas as announced during the coronation night held Sunday night, April 17 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2016
Maxine Medina

Binibining Pilipinas International 2016:
Kylie Verzosa
 
Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental 2016:
Jennifer Hammond

Binibining Pilipinas Supranational 2016:
Joanna Eden

Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2016:
Nicole Cordoves
 
Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2016:
 Nichole Manalo

Binibining Pilipinas 2016 - 1st Runner up:
Angelica Alita

Binibining Pilipinas 2016 - 2nd Runner up:
Jehza Mae Huelar




Bb. Pilipinas 2016 - Top 15 Semifinalists


Here are the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 Top 15 Semi-finalists as announced during the coronation night held Sunday night, April 17, at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City. 

#31 Kylie Verzosa
#16 Vina Openiano
#5 Riana Pangindian
#38 Angelica Alita
#22 Apriel Smith
#9 Roshiela Tobias
#4 Kimberle Penchon
#13 Joanna Eden
#29 Maxine Medina
#27 Dindi Pajares
#26 Jennifer Hammond
#11 Nicole Cordoves
#37 Jehza Mae Huelar
#28 Nichole Manalo
#12 Edjelyn Joy Gamboa

Photo credit: @AbbieReal Twitter

Bb. Pilipinas 2016 - Special Awards Winners


Here is the full list of Special Awards winners of Binibining Pilipinas 2016 coronation night happening now live at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

Miss Photogenic:
#31 Kylie Verzosa

Miss Manila Bulletin:
#31 Kylie Verzosa

Miss JAG:
#31 Kylie Verzosa

Miss Philippine Airlines:
#29 Maxine Medina

Best in Friendship & Best in Talent:
#16 Vina Openiano

Best in National Costume:
#3 Angela Fernando

Best in Swimsuit:
#13 Joanna Eden

Best in Evening Gown:
#26 Jennifer Hammond

Miss Creamsilk:
#28 Nicole Manalo

Sunday, April 17, 2016

'Babae. Third Party' - Angelica Panganiban Gives Hint on Reason Why She Broke-up with John Lloyd Cruz


Angelica Panganiban, who has been dubbed as "Hugot Queen," once again trended on social media with her breakup "hugot."

The 29-year-old "Banana Sundae" comedienne was one of the guests on the April 16 episode of ABS-CBN's franchise of American game show "Family Feud."




Panganiban, who recently broke up with boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz, was asked to give the top causes of breakups.

"Alam ko 'to! Alam ko to! Alam ko 'to e!" she shouted. "Babae! Thirdparty! Ganun!"

Her answer immediately created a buzz from netizens on social networking site Twitter. Here are some of their comments and reactions:





Spotted: Pambansang Cutie at the Palarong Pambansa 2016


The summer heat is on, and these young cute athletes spotted at the recent Palarong Pambansa in Albay, Bicol is not helping at all.

Check out their photos below if you agree:





This year’s Palarong Pambansa, which has gathered over 14,000 athletes from across the Philippines, opened on April 10 and will end on April 16 at the Albay Sports and Tourism Complex.

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