Saturday, June 18, 2016

Jennylyn Mercado Set to Officially Transfer to ABS-CBN?

After her commendable performance in Star Cinema certified box-office hit romantic-comedy flick "Just The 3 Of Us" opposite Kapamilya actor John Lloyd Cruz, homegrown Kapuso actress Jennylyn Mercado is rumored to be making the "big switch" especially now that her contract with GMA Network has already expired last May.

The speculations surfaced after some reports state that she is set to star in another project under the ABS-CBN film

On the other hand, her manager Becky Aguila says that GMA-7 is still their priority. In fact, rumors have it that a possible team-up with Alden Richards for the remake of hit Korean fantasy rom-com series "My Love From Star" is now in the works.

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Sarah Geronimo Pregnant

"Siyempre, hindi ko maku-control 'yon. Pero sa tingin ko, hindi pa siya mag-aasawa. Magtu-twenty-eight pa lang siya. Baka hindi pa siya ready," Vic del Rosario, Viva Entertainment's big boss, said when asked for statement about Sarah Geronimo's rumored pregnancy during Miss Manila 2016 press presentation at Diamond Hotel on Thursday, June 16.

The news saying Sarah is in expectant stage surfaced when she announced that she will leave the county soon to study abroad.

However, Boss Vic vehemently denied the rumor saying, "Hindi buntis si Sarah! Paano mabubuntis 'yon, eh, virgin pa 'yon! Immaculate? Hindi, di ba? Paano mabubuntis ang virgin? Maniwala kayo!"

Proving marriage is not his talent's priority, he gave hint on what fans can expect from Sarah in the coming months.

"May regular siyang show, ASAP. Gagawa siya ng concert. Pinag-aaralan niya 'yung show na offer ng Channel 2, meron. Bagong reality show. Host siya. May hinahandang pelikula." he mentioned.

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TFC to Air the Worldwide Premiere of Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador's 'Born For You' via Live Simulcast

In the tradition of keeping Filipinos connected to the Philippines by bringing homegrown content to wherever they are in the world and enabling them to enjoy the stories with their families at home, The Filipino Channel (TFC) is unveiling the worldwide, live simulcast of the newest love story that will prove that destiny exists, “Born for You,” top billed by the newest love team of Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona (ElNella).  ABS-CBN and Dreamscape Television Entertainment’s newest teleserye is set to premiere Monday (June 20) on The Filipino Channel (TFC) worldwide.

Aside from being TFC’s first program to premiere via live simulcast, “Born for You,” the teleserye will also endear to overseas Filipinos as it was partly shot in Japan, featuring some scenic spots such as the world-famous Mount Fuji and Shibuya Crossing.

The teleserye also marks firsts for the lead stars.  It is Salvador’s first romantic-themed series and Magalona’s first-ever teleserye in the Kapamilya network. These firsts in their careers make the two lead stars excited and thankful for their upcoming show.

I am very happy to be with ABS-CBN and very blessed to have what I have right now. But I am also nervous about what people are going to expect. Still, I believe in what I and Salvador can offer,” said Magalona.

There is little pressure but more excitement. When I was reading the script, I could already imagine how good the show is,” Salvador added.

Aside from the kilig moments, viewers are also in for a huge music treat as the pair will not only showcase their acting skills, but also their musicality through performances that will surely delight fans.

Music is so close to my heart and when I learned that my character Kevin is really passionate about music, I loved him instantly,” said the Kapamilya actor.

This soap gave me the opportunity to play instruments, something that people have not seen before,” said Salvador, who plays the ukulele in the series.

And even before its premiere, the show already received praises from viewers with its quality and promising story. The netizens are also abuzz with the kilig brought by the teleserye as the series is a consistent trending topic on social media.

The story of “Born for You” revolves around Sam (Salvador and Kevin (Magalona) two people destined for each other as proven by the concept of red string of fate, which says that an invisible string connects two destined people and are set to meet each other wherever they are in the world.

Their love for music will bring Sam and Kevin together, but it might also be the reason for their budding romance to be cut off.

What fate awaits for Sam and Kevin? How will their parents’ past affect their destiny? Will the string that connects them be broken?

Joining the stellar cast of “Born for You” are Ariel Rivera, Vina Morales, Ayen Laurel, Bernard Palanca, Gina Pareño, Freddie Webb, Jimboy Martin, Joj Agpangan, Francis Magundayao, Smokey Manaloto, Ogie Diaz, Katya Santos, DJ Durano, Alfred Labatos, Kyline Alcantara, Paulo O’hara, Neil Coleta, and Young JV. It is under the direction of Onat Diaz and Jon Villarin.

Don’t miss the chance to witness the story on a love set by destiny, “Born For You,” with a premiere that will be simulcast live on Monday (June 20) on The Filipino Channel (TFC).  Catch the premiere also via livestream at, TFC’s official online service.

Watch the succeeding episodes Monday to Friday worldwide (Tuesday to Saturday Australia and New Zealand time).  Relive the episodes on TFC’s internet protocol television (IPTV) and online ( service.

Visit TFC’s facebook pages for more updates.

'The Conjuring 2' Scares Off Competition Worldwide, Grosses P106-M in the Philippines

One of the most anticipated movies of the summer, James Wan’s sequel to 2013’s record-breaking supernatural thriller summoned up $90.350 million at the worldwide box office, making “The Conjuring 2” #1 in its opening weekend in North America and expecting to be #1 internationally, outside of China. The announcement was made June 12 by Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Coming off of a strong Thursday night total of $3.4 million domestically, the film took in $40.350 million in North America, marking the largest domestic horror opening since 2013’s “The Conjuring,” which went on to gross $319 million in theaters worldwide. Internationally, the film took in a sensational $50 million, doubling “The Conjuring” in the same opening markets. These early successes, along with an A- Cinema Score and a Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, indicate the “The Conjuring 2” is poised to scare up excellent numbers as it expands into additional territories in the coming weeks.

In the Philippines, the Patrick Wilson-Vera Farmiga starrer spooked the box-office with a P106-M in six days, and still counting.

In making the announcement, Kwan Vandenberg stated, “Once again, James Wan has proven himself a true master of the scare, building an onscreen world that not only frightens his fans in the best way possible, but remains with them when they leave the theater. We anticipate strong word-of-mouth will carry the film through the summer corridor.


New Line Cinema’s supernatural thriller “The Conjuring 2,” with James Wan once again at the helm following the record-breaking success of “The Conjuring,” brings to the screen another real case from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up In the Air”) and Patrick Wilson, star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.

The film follows the phenomenal worldwide reception of Wan’s “The Conjuring,” which marked the largest opening ever for an original horror movie. It went on to make more than $319 million worldwide and still remains the second highest grossing original horror movie of all time, second only to “The Exorcist.”

“The Conjuring 2” is a New Line Cinema presentation and is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Jollibee Ignites #PinoyAndProud Spirit in the Month-Long Independence Celebration this June

Pop Princess Sarah G. and teen singing sensation Darren Espanto 
performed the iconic jingle “Beeda ang Saya” with Jollibee

Jollibee, the nation’s number one fastfood chain, threw the biggest, star-studded Independence Day celebration last June 11, 2016 at the Metrotent in Pasig City. The mega-event brought together world-class Pinoy talent for a grand salubong of the 118th anniversary of national independence.

The Jollibee #PinoyAndProud: 2016 Independence Day Celebration and Countdown was a resounding success, thanks to the incredible performances from the brightest OPM stars, including Sarah Geronimo, Darren Espanto, KZ Tandingan, Lyka Gairanod, Darlene Vibares, JK Labajo, Itchyworms, and Spongecola. Celebrity endorsers Jodi Sta. Maria and son Thirdy, Zoren and Carmina Legaspi with their twins Mavi and Cassy, also joined the Jollibee family in counting down to the first moments of this year’s Independence Day.

(From left) Jollibee family Cassy, Zoren, Carmina, and Mavy Legaspi introduce the new, limited-edition #PinoyAndProud Chickenjoy bucket design, featuring the Jolly Friends in their Filipiniana outfits.

There’s still plenty of ways to celebrate the sarap at saya throughout June. Embrace and show off your #PinoyAndProud spirit with these Jollibee freedom month exclusives!

Wear your Pinoy pride

Wear Pinoy pride literally on your sleeves with the new Jollibee x Uniqlo T-shirts, available at Uniqlo stores nationwide starting June 20. Featuring five new designs, this capsule T-shirt collection is Jollibee’s second collaboration with the global fashion retail giant.

The Jollibee x Uniqlo shirts debuted at the countdown event featuring three new different styling collections – athlesiure, summer, and denim.

Sarap-saya Chickenjoy bonding

There’s nothing more Pinoy than a family bonding over and sharing their favorite crispylicious, juicylicious Chickenjoy! For the month of June, Chickenjoy will be served in a limited-edition #PinoyAndProud Independence Day bucket. Share delicious, sarap-saya moments with the entire family, barkada, or even the whole barangay!

The Legaspi family introduced the new bucket design, now available nationwide, featuring the Jolly Friends in their adorable Filipiniana outfits.

#PinoyAndProud Jolly Friends

One of the highlights of Jollibee’s Independence Day bash is the grand parade featuring the Jolly Friends—Jollibee, Hetty, Yum, Popo, and Twirlie— donning their new Filipiniana finery for the first time ever.

Share the #PinoyAndProud fever with your family and friends with the Jollibee Viber sticker pack 2, available for FREE download this June.

Celebrating the reasons why we should always be #PinoyAndProud doesn’t stop after one day, or even one month,” said Francis E. Flores, Jollibee Chief Global Marketing Officer and Jollibee Philippines Head of Marketing. “Every day is an opportunity to discover why ang sarap at saya maging Pilipino!

Jollibee Philippines President Joseph Tanbuntiong (3rd from left) and Jollibee Global Chief Marketing Officer and Jollibee Philippines Head of Marketing Francis Flores welcomed Independence Day with Jollibee and friends.

From 'The Hunger Games,' Sam Claflin Now Plays Man Dying to Live to the Fullest in 'Me Before You'

Last year saw him star as Finnick Odair for the last time in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.” Now, British heartthrob Sam Claflin stars as Will Traynor, the complicated, wheelchair-bound patient of Emilia Clarke's Louisa, in New Line Cinema’s deeply moving romance, “Me Before You.”

Claflin shares what attracted him to the project: “The writing itself was so beautifully done, and the subject matter surrounding this very challenging character was handled so well, it really got me thinking. That was a big draw for me.”

At one time, Will’s world was all-encompassing; he lived a “no limits” lifestyle. Now, two years on, we find him utterly confined. Betrayed by his own body due to a spinal cord injury, he resides—even he would not say he lives by any definition of the word—at his parents’ countryside home. Lou, on the other hand, has rarely stepped outside this little town, and even stepping into the grand Traynor estate—the “castle,” as it’s called by the locals—is foreign to her. Yet they meet, whether by chance or by fate.

Though Will has all but given up, Lou becomes determined to show him that life is worth living. But the former “master of the universe,” as author and screenwriter Jojo Moyes describes him, will be a tough nut to crack, even for the ever optimistic Lou. The writer explains, “They get off to a rocky start. Will was the kind of guy who liked to throw himself out of airplanes and climb mountains, determined to suck the marrow out of life. But thanks to one really random accident, he now has to be cared for by other people, and he’s decided he just doesn’t want to carry on like this, given what he’s lost.”

Claflin confesses that the physical challenges Will faces were a large part of what made him want to play the character. “I initially had very little understanding of the world Will lives in or the story we’d be telling,” he says. “But this particular character’s journey delves deep into that experience. It opened my eyes.”

To portray Will, the actor would only be permitted movement from the neck up and in one finger and thumb—the result of two years of intense physical therapy. “He’s had the best care, the best medical advice and the best help possible,” he continues. “He doesn’t want help anymore. He’s made up his mind.
Until, perhaps, he gets to know Lou.

She’s the first person who speaks her mind to him,” Claflin says. “She’s willing to be his sparring partner, and I think he appreciates her honesty and admires it. She changes him. She sort of opens his eyes and allows him to see the world in a new way, and he, equally, opens her eyes to the world and to what life has to offer outside the little village she lives in. He wants her to spread her wings and fly far.”

Director Thea Sharrock admired Claflin’s ability to play the many facets of the character. “Will can be an ass, he can be unkind—no two ways about it,” she laughs. “I wanted somebody who had innate warmth, charisma and incredible kindness within him in order for Will’s transformation to feel genuine, and Sam accomplished that with ease.

Part of Claflin’s transformation to Will included losing weight—a total, he says, of “over three stone” (more than 40 lbs)—because the character’s immobility over two years would have naturally induced muscle loss. But though Will is unable to move his body, his mind is as sharp as ever.

I had to really become in tune with Will’s brainpower because that is still functioning as well as ever; he’s very bright, very clever. Underneath that, he’s also a sensitive soul—though it might not seem that way at first,” Claflin adds.

As with any film romance, one of the most critical elements was the chemistry between the romantic leads. “Once we had whittled our candidates down in the casting process, we brought the finalists in to read together,” the director says. “That was the decider. As soon as Sam and Emilia met, the casting director and I looked at each other and knew we’d found the right pair.”

Emilia and I have nearly worked together a few times, but it never worked out for some reason, scheduling, whatever,” Claflin says. “This seemed to be the perfect timing and the perfect project, and she’s quite literally the perfect co-star.

Sam is an absolute dreamboat,” Clarke concludes. “It was brilliant playing opposite him. He’s the easiest person to work with, he gives so much, and it was just wonderful.”

Set for release across the Philippines on June 15, “Me Before You” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.

The film's Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is now available to download/stream via digital stores. Get the CD for only Php 459.00 at Astroplus/Astrovision stores starting June 10.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Look: Arci Muñoz Gorgeously Hot Purple Hair

Arci Muñoz, who is currently in Cebu shooting her upcoming movie "Camp Sawi" with Andi Eigenmann, Yassi Pressman, Bela Padilla, Kim Molina and Sam Milby made netizens go gaga over her recently dyed purple hair that they already thought of dyeing their hair the same. Do you like it? Would you do the same to your hair?

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Join Famous Celebrepeneus in 'Daddy's Day Out: A Father's Day Celebration' Bazaar at UP Town Center on June 17 to 19

On a weekend on this Father’s month of June, Project 101 team in cooperation with UP Town Center has created this special three-day event for the entire family. Dubbed as “DADDY’S DAY OUT: A FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATION”, this open kitchen bazaar will happen on June 17 to 19 (Friday to Sunday) at the UP Town Center in Katipunan, Quezon City.

Experience some star sightings and free food tastings and product samplings from celebrepeneus who will be present to promote their own businesses at the bazaar like:

Janice de Belen, Gelli de Belen and Luigi Muhlach

Jericho Rosales (Talas Manileno Barber Shop)

JC de Vera (The Burgery)

Maricar Reyes-Poon (Choco Liquor)

Dina Bonnevie (La Bon Vie)
Lino Cayetano (Luna Coffee)
Ara Mina (Ara’s Secret)
Brian Corella (Maverick Pomade)

Project 101’s Open Kitchen has been a series of successful bazaars last year with heavy foot traffic, kicking off with its first installment dubbed as “Open Kitchen: The Best Kept Recipes of The Stars” which started in Ayala Mall’s UP Town Center Amphitheater in June 2015. They again mounted the event in September 2015 in Trinoma and with the last of the series for the year last December 2015 again in UP Town Center.

These past events were participated in also by Vice Ganda, Judy Ann Santos, Richard Yap, Angeline Quinto, Aiza Seguerra and a lot more. These featured the celebrities’ various food businesses and personal recipes.

For its first installment this 2016, Open Kitchen gives tribute to the greatest man on earth - our dads.

The bazaar boasts not only of heavenly gastronomic experiences for dad but will also showcase stuff for dad like sports apparel, gear and accessories, hobby corners, novelties, tools and everything else that dad would be interested in . It will also be a haven for wives, partners, relatives, friends and kids as the bazaar also features an A-Z showcase of women and kids apparel, shoes, bags , home furnishings , toys, pets and pet needs and many more.

Some of the participating merchants are as follows: Twilo Ph, Sevilla & Sons, OShopping, Ara's Secret, Luna Coffee, Ethos, La Bon Vie, The Burgery, EJS Meat Shop, The Beautiful Kitchen of Debbie, Greenhouse Project, Handmade Leather Goods by Isa Silva, Mio Gelati, SGD Coffee, Just Coco, Green Palette, G Glam, Nipa Brew, Choco Liquor, Stanford Shaw Brewing Co., Cucina Home, Talas Manileño Barbershop, Maverick Pomade, Wiz Cake in a Jar, Grama Filipinas, Lemonator and Cashew Milk.

For more information on the event, like and follow on Instagram. Official hashtags are: #OpenKitchen2016, #DaddysDayOut #AFathersDayCelebration #UPTownCenter.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Be Proud! Wear the 2016 CONVERSE Pride Collection #ReadyForMore

New rainbow design Chuck Taylor sneakers are inspired by the LGBTA Community's global pride movement.

CONVERSE proudly unveils the 2016 Converse Pride Collection – two colorful new Chuck Taylor All Star sneakers designed to be worn at pride parades, concerts, jubilations and beyond. Inspired by all the LGBTA communities around the world, the collection serves as a passionate reminder for universal olerance, diversity and equality - encouraging the creative community to be their most authentic selves.

Launching this spring on the classic Converse Chuck Taylor hi and ox silhouettes, the sneakers have rainbow license plate and aglets. The collection will be available in both woven canvas and an all-overrainbow splattere d canvas design and boldly shows Converse’s support of the global pride movement.

Rallying the world to unleash their creativity and support universal tolerance and equality, the new  2016 Converse Pride Collection is now available at Converse stores for P3,990. 

For more CONVERSE designs and style, visit or

Kim Chiu and Xian Lim to Filipinos in Saipan via 'TSOUristas Global Trip'

“The Story Of Us” stars Kim Chiu and Xian Lim roused the laidback island of Saipan, as they kicked off their “TSOURISTAS Global Trip” at the Royal Taga Convention Center World Resort in May.


Through The Filipino Channel (TFC) and partner Philippine Airlines, the arrival of one of the most popular love teams on Philippine television came as good news for Filipinos in the capital of the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), home to about 18,000 Filipinos (according to the Philippine Consulate General in CNMI).

As the dry season in the island also comes to a close, TFC excited kababayans in the island and continued to provide warmth to the thousands of Pinoys with a taste of Filipino entertainment they only previously saw on TFC and

Kim, a multi-talented performer, sang her famous hit “Mr. Right” and invited male members of the audience to apply as Kim’s “The One” during the event.  Winner Johnny Bohman was ecstatic as the teen superstar chose her over hundreds in the audience.


Xian, teasingly challenged Bohman to let the best man win, much to the amusement of the audience.

When it was Xian’s time to perform, he showed how one can have both talent and good looks at the same time.  He sang “Harana” and Jireh’s viral hit “Buko,” which was also part of one of their movie’s soundtrack.

The day would not be over without a duet from the love team.  The crowd swooned as the rumored couple sang “When You Say Nothing At All” by Lee Ann Rimes and revealed they will continue to travel the world as part of the “Tsouristas Global Trip.”

Kim, dubbed the Philippines’ Chinita Princess, may have travelled the world but for her, the experience in Saipan is one of the most memorable.

Kim said: “We’re very happy sobra kasi parang it feels like we’re still in the Philippines parang hindi kami lumalayo sa Pilipinas kasi andaming Pilipino, andaming nagha-hi samin. They’re very warm and lahat ng tao talaga tinatawag kaming Macoy at Tin so parang nakakatuwa.”

Xian could only agree.  “Lim observed, “Walang katumbas iyong aura na binibigay talaga ng mga tao dito dahil napakabait, napaka-happy lahat, parang walang problema.  Ang saya-saya dito and hopefully, when we get back, sana makita po namin ulit kayo.” 

The “Tsouristas Global Trip” trended at no. six during the week of the event with over 20,000 tweets using the hash tag #KimXianSaipan.

ABS-CBN Managing Director for Asia Pacific Ailene Averion said that the Filipinos’ attendance, the trending on social media and the feedback the team received were proof of how receptive Filipinos are of ABS-CBN content, stars and engagements.  “Saipan may be one of the most compact regions we serve, but what it does not have in terms of geographical size was made up for the bigness of the people’s hearts.  I am not just talking about the Filipinos but also the locals who also watch our content,” she adds.

She ends, “It gladdens me to know that our stories resonate with them, proof that wherever we go, there will always be our Kapamilyas just waiting for us.”


Guests who were met by TFC with the trademark Kapamilya treatment were Honorary Consul of the Philippines to the CNMI Eli Arago.  Performers include Revive Band who sang “Love On Top” by Beyonce and “It’s Too Late” by Carol King; the Saipan Music Dance Studio who moved the attendees to their feet; and viral sensation, Bernice Shane Sabino who sang Sia’s “Flashlight” a take-off from her Smule video with Jessie J which has earned over 12 million views since posting.


“Tsouristas Global Trip” in Saipan was made possible by Philippine Airlines’ launch of the maiden flight to Saipan on June 15.  PAL gave away two round-trip tickets (Saipan-Philippines-Saipan) where Filipinas Shirley Kim and Aira Joy Velasco won.

Catch the next destination of the “Tsouristas Global Trip” leg via TFC’s Facebook pages worldwide.  For more updates via

ABS-CBN TVplus Airs 'Team Yey' to Help Kids Become the Best Everyday Through Fun and Play

Television entertainment for kids just got more exciting as Yey!, the country’s first local all-day children’s channel exclusively aired on ABS-CBN TVplus, brings “Team Yey,” a new show that features six kids sharing their talents and skills each day of the week.

Kids exploring their own talents, skills, and abilities in fun and exciting ways is what makes the “Team Yey,”
The first-ever locally produced kid’s show on digital TV, “Team Yey” showcases daily activities which features dancing, food preparation, arts and crafts, sports, storytelling, music and fun challenges.  One activity is highlighted per day with one “Team Yey” member taking the lead.

We want kids to enjoy their childhood experiences. ‘Team Yey’ encourages kids to have fun while exploring possibilities that they may excel in, that’s why we feature a variety of activities led by kids who authentically enjoys what they do best.” said Danie Sedilla-Cruz, channel head for Yey.

The cool adventures on ‘Team Yey’ will be led by talented kids who define kiddie ‘squad goals’ in a fun way.

“Galaw Go” which will be shown every Monday, features “Dance Kids” finalist AJ Urquia showing a variety of cool dance moves including hip-hop  and folk dance that will get kids’ energy pumping and help them express themselves through their bodies and improve their physical well-being.


Tuesdays become yummy and interesting as “Goin’ Bulilit” and foodie at heart Mitch Naco leads “Snaks Naman” which is all about preparing tasty kiddie dishes in a fun way. Mitch gives a touch of creativity to desserts, drinks, and snacks to show kids that preparing meals can be enjoyable even if they do it independently.


On Wednesdays, budding artist and actress Hannah Vito takes on the spotlight in “Artstig” where imagination and resourcefulness come to life through arts and crafts projects. Hannah explores different ways to make kids appreciate that beautiful things can be created out of typical and found items.


Thursdays get physical in “Game? Play!” hosted by young athlete and vlogger Sam Shoaf. Sam introduces sports that kids can try like basketball and traditional Filipino games like takip-silim to demonstrate that playing games is just as fun and interactive as playing games on their gadgets.


Every Friday, child storyteller and commercial model Raven Cajuguiran narrates heartfelt stories on “Storyey” where magical stories come alive in mini-theater presentations or simple animations. Apart from featuring tales that kids will enjoy, kids can also draw valuable lessons from the stories.


Saturdays focus on music with “The Voice Kids” Season 1 contestant Luke Alford. “Sound Check” sparks interest in music through inspiring songs and musical instruments.

As the week hits Sunday, the “Team Yey” members participate in engaging dares and challenges via “Sunday Fun Day!” where they all try out experiments and games that encourages them to do new things.

Learn, play, and try your best everyday with AJ, Mitch, Hannah, Sam, Raven, and Luke by watching “Team Yey” starting on June 19 (Sunday) at 8:30AM and 2:20PM with daily replays at 9:40PM. It will air regularly on weekdays at 8:30AM and 4:20PM and on weekends at 8:30AM and 2:20PM on Yey!

Yey! is a free and exclusive channel on digital TV via ABS-CBN TVplus. Coverage areas of ABS-CBN TVplus includes GMA, Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Benguet, Metro Cebu, Davao City, and Cagayan de Oro. Yey! is also available on cable via SKYcable and Destiny Cable and on direct-to-home or satellite TV via SKYdirect.

For more information, visit and follow ABS-CBN TVplus and Yey on Facebook.

(Music Video and Lyrics) 'Imagine You & Me' Official Movie Theme Song

Along with the release of the teaser trailer for her upcoming movie "Imagine You & Me" opposite her better half Alden Richards, the teary-eyed Maine Mendoza sings the official theme song of the same title during the Kalyeserye segment of Eat Bulaga on Thursday, June 16. 

Maine wrote the lyrics of the song with music by Vic Sotto and arranged by Jimmy Antiporda.

Watch below:

All my life I was dreaming
All my life I was searching
All my life I was seeking
For someone I can truly call my own

Then you arrived all of a sudden
Without a warning it was you that I saw
Without a warning it was you who came
You came right when I did not know what to say

It would be nice to have you in my life
Would there be a chance for you to give it a try
It would be the best day of our lives
Imagine you and me together eternally

You could have been lost
But here you are saved
Don't you ever go astray
What I would give to make you feel okay
I would gladly give it all away

And I hope you see that I would love to love you
Imagine you and me

I have waited my whole life just to meet you
And now that you are here I don't think I could lose you
This could be the best days of our lives
Imagine you and me together eternally

(Trailer) Imagine You and Me - Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza

The trailer for Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza's first featured movie as a love team entitled "Imagine You and Me" has been released.

The romantic-comedy movie which was shot partly in Italy tells the story of Gara, a NBSB (No Boyfriend Since Birth) whose path crosses with Andrew.

Watch the trailer below:

"Imagine You and Me" is scheduled to hit theaters nationwide on July 13, 2016.

Darren Espanto Replaces Kim Atienza in 'Matanglawin' this Father’s Day

Young singer Darren “D Total Experience” Espanto drops by “Matanglawin” this Sunday (June 19) as a guest host in the program’s Father’s Day special. Catch Darren live the life of a “Trivia King” like Kuya Kim Atienza, as he explores the different exhibits in the Science Exploreum.

Here he’ll learn how Kuya Kim makes weather reporting look cool, see how our muscles and bones look when we move, and will be asked to take the “running man” challenge. 

Meanwhile, Kuya Kim will answer the question, “when is science magic, and when is magic science” as he presents amazing tricks that are actually explained by science. Kuya Kim will also be showing the unique talent of his slow but sure friend, the alligator snapping turtle to “We Love OPM” celebri-teams Hot Spot, O Diva, Oh My Girls and Voice Next Door. Who will earn the title of Tic Tac Toe Kings or Queens?

“Matanglawin,” the 24th KBP Golden Dove Awards’ Best Science and Technology Program, is now on its 8th year in educating kids and adults alike through exploring the wonders of nature, technology, and general science with multi-awarded program host Kuya Kim Atienza. 

Tune in to “Matanglawin” this Sunday (June 19), 10:30 am on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). Follow their Facebook page at and official Twitter account (@MatanglawinTV) for more updates.

Coco Martin Leads 'Saludo sa Pamilyang Pilipino, Oplan Balik Eskwela 2016' Launch in Bulacan

Coco Martin, the lead star of the number one primetime series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” started the school year by bringing smiles to students of San Jose Belmonte, Bulacan as he led the launch of “Saludo sa Pamilyang Pilipino, Oplan Balik Eskwela 2016” last Monday (June 13).

Coco personally went to Paradise Farm Elementary School in San Jose Belmonte, his chosen beneficiary, and gave out 800 pieces of school bags containing school supplies, raincoats, slippers, etc. He also donated 18 units of electric fans and boxes of teaching aid for teachers.

Because of the Kapamilya actor’s help, both students and teachers were thankful for the donations, which will surely help the kids in learning their lessons.

Public school students are really close to my heart because I was one back then. I hope I could send out help to other public schools as well,” said the award-winning actor.

Joining Coco in the charity event was the Dreamscape management, led by Deo Endrinal, Biboy Arboleda, Dagang Vilbar, and the staff of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano and Dreamscape unit.

The event was made possible by Dreamscape Television Entertainment with the help of ABS-CBN Integrated Public Service.

SMART and Starmobile Release PLAY Click for Only P2,888

SMART continues to bring the smartphone in the hands of every Filipino as it recently sealed a deal to market Starmobile's PLAY Click, the country's most value-packed big screen Android phone.

Starmobile 4.5 inch PLAY Click comes in cool, edgy colors silver, gray, and champagne. It's specifications include:

The phone, with a very low selling price of of P1,288, will be available in Smart, Starmobile stores and on beginning June 17. ‪

#‎SmartPhoneForAll‬ ‪#‎BigScreenBigFun‬

JBK’s Joshua Bulot is Aicelle Santos' New Love Interest in 'Rak of Aegis'

It never occurred to boy band singer Joshua Bulot, who’s best known as a member of vocal trio JBK, that he would one day perform on a theatre stage, much less in the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA)’s hit comedy musical ‘Rak of Aegis’. On its fifth comeback, the highly acclaimed production is poised to introduce fresh new talents, which include JBK’s Joshua who snagged the role of Aileen’s lover boy, ‘Tolits’.

I still can’t believe that I am playing ‘Tolits’ in the wildly popular musical because this is going to be vastly different from my performances as a member of a boy band,” the 23-year-old vocalist says. “I’m taking this as a huge opportunity to show that I can be a versatile artist. I’m ready to prove that I can do it.

While Joshua notes that it is a big leap from singing before hordes of screaming fan girls to performing before the theatre crowd, he admits that the bigger challenge is being on the same stage as the original ‘Rak’ cast members - like the golden couple Robert and Isay Seña.

This should push me to really show my vocal power,” Joshua says.

While the show didn’t go through a major story overhaul, fans of ‘Rak of Aegis’ can look forward to a fun and unique show because of the new actors’ fresh take on the well-loved characters of the musical.

Both veterans of, and up-and-coming actors in, the theatre scene will complete the cast. These include comedian Jon Santos, GMA 7’s Aicelle Santos, Kim Molina, Benj Manalo, Pepe Herrera, OJ Mariano, Jerald Napoles, Renz Verano, Loy Martinez, Jimi Marquez, Phi Palmos, Ron Alfonso, Carlon Matobato, Gio Gahol, John Moran, Paeng Sudayan, Roi Calilong, Gimbey Dela Cruz, Abi Sulit, Via Antonio, Gold Villar, Teetin Villanueva, Raflesia Bravo, Jet Barrun, and Gab Pangilinan.

As for the new direction in Joshua’s career, it couldn’t happen to a nicer - and better qualified - young artist. Together with his JBK brothers Bryan del Rosario and Kim Lawrenz Ordonio, Joshua, after all, has recorded hit singles like “Anong Meron Ka,” “Damang-Dama,” and “Letting You Go.”

On social media, JBK’s cover videos of OPM, Indonesian, and Malaysian songs went viral and earned the moniker #FireExitBoys because most of their videos were shot in the fire exit of a condominium, where they sometimes got into trouble with the building’s security.

I am so thankful to my JBK brothers for supporting me and pushing me to do better,” Joshua enthuses. “For people who’d like to see our shows or watch our covers, just ‘like’ our Facebook page.”


The fifth run of ‘Rak of Aegis’ is slated from June 17 to August 28, Tuesdays through Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the PETA Theater Center.

Meanwhile, you can catch Joshua’s performances on the following initial play dates: July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27 all at 8 p.m.

For tickets, log on to or contact 891-9999 (Ticket World) or 725-6244 (PETA). You may also send inquiries to

James Reid and Nadine Lustre Lead the Newest Batch of Young Filipino Achievers Called 'Yumbassadors'

The country’s number one family fast food chain, Jollibee, has unveiled its newest batch of Yumbassadors - young Filipino achievers who have excelled and continuously trail blaze in their respective fields, serving as role models for today’s Generation Y.

The world-class roster is composed of talented artists and reel-and-real life couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre; international model Kelsey Merritt; social entrepreneur Rachel de Villa; young inventor Angelo Casimiro; spoken word artist and performer Juan Miguel Severo; model and agricultural entrepreneur Jairus Ferrer; record-breaking runner Mea Gey Niñura; outstanding student and aspiring doctor Christopher Valentin; international race car driver Marlon Stockinger; and world-renowned all-girl group 4th Impact.


This year’s batch of Yumbassadors are proof of how millennials are – passionate, driven and determined, and always going for the best. This generation, the Gen Y or #ProudGenYum, are impressive individuals and each of them are out to change the world,” shares Jollibee Philippines Head of Marketing and Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer Francis Flores.

Jollibee puts utmost value on excellence and we always strive to recognize those who manifest it,” he said. “Our Yumbassadors were chosen because of their passion for langhap-sarap ng buhay. They do not settle for mediocrity, and welcome challenges as opportunities to grow and become better people. I am confident that their individual journeys and success stories will inspire many young people.

To know more about Jollibee’s new Yumbassadors, check out Jollibee Philippines’ official YouTube channel by typing in “Jollibee Philippines” in the keyword search.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Look: ALDUB Movie 'Imagine You and Me' Publicity Photos

(Photo: Fan-made movie poster cto)

Here comes the most anticipated teaser photos of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza first solo movie as a love team tentatively titled "Imagine You and Me". 

In their respective Twitter and Instagram accounts, Alden and Maine posted a teaser photos their film, which was shot partly in Italy. 

In his Twitter and Instagram accounts @aldenrichards02, Alden posted a photo of them sitting on a bench with the caption, “Can’t wait.” 

Maine, on the other hand, posted a photo showing her biking along the trees with the caption, “All my life I was seeking for someone to call my own.” 

The movie is set for nationwide release this July 2016.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

ABS-CBN To Stop Operation in 2020? The Kapamilya Network Releases Official Statement

ABS-CBN, which franchise ends in 2020, has released a statement in response to an article published in Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) that the Kapamilya network's contract will not be extended as it failed to secure a franchise renewal bid on the 16th Congress. The statement reads:

"ABS-CBN Corporation’s franchise to operate and maintain television and radio broadcasting stations will expire in 2020.

ABS-CBN opted for an early renewal application in September 2014 and went through the normal legislative process. But due to time constraints, ABS-CBN later decided to withdraw the application with the intent of seeking renewal in the 17th Congress.

Claims that the franchise will not be extended are purely speculative.

For the franchise renewal, we believe that our government will uphold the ideals of democracy including the rights to freedom of speech and expression.

ABS-CBN is committed to be in public service by providing news and information that matter to the Filipino, as we have been doing for the past decades."

Ellen DeGeneres Lends Iconic Voice to Favorite Fish Dory in 'Finding Dory'

Dory is a bright blue tang with a sunny personality. She suffers from short-term memory loss, which normally doesn't upset her upbeat attitude - until she realizes she's forgotten something big: her family, in Disney-Pixar's "Finding Dory." Of course, she's found a new family in Marlin and Nemo, but she's haunted by the belief that someone out there is looking for her.

Ellen DeGeneres was called on to provide her iconic voice to the lauded character for Dory's return to the big screen - something DeGeneres often imagined on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." "I was campaigning for a sequel to 'Finding Nemo' for 13 years," says the comedian and talk show host, "but I never imagined it would be 'Finding Dory.' So that was the real surprise when I finally got the call."

DeGeneres' multiple-Emmy®-winning talk show launched just a few months after "Finding Nemo" opened in theaters, catapulting the comedian to new heights. So when it came time to revisit the character, filmmakers realized a lot had changed since she first gave voice to Dory. But according to director Andrew Stanton, their reunion was just like old times - in more ways than one. "I saw Ellen on the same recording stage at Disney Studios with the same engineer and the same crew as the last day we had worked in 2003. She walked in and we picked up exactly where we had left off."

The new story features a deeper side of the ever-optimistic fish, challenging DeGeneres to showcase a wide range of emotion. "Doing an animated film is really fun," she says. "But it can be difficult because every emotion has to come from your voice. You can't pretend to cry, because that just sounds like you're pretending to cry. So it's all real - real conversations, real emotion."

"To me, Dory was always a tragic character," says Stanton. "Short-term memory loss just can't be fun. No matter how much she puts her brave face on and makes the best of an extremely difficult condition, it has to be frustrating and frightening. She has no idea where - who - she comes from."

Adds screenwriter Victoria Strouse, "I think her cheery personality is her way of compensating for her shortcomings. Her helpfulness works to induce others to stay with her, to ensure she's never alone. She has a deep fear of being abandoned, and an even deeper fear about her own short-term memory loss and how it might alienate others and cause them to leave her."

Dory may have trouble recalling exactly what - or who - she's searching for, but she won't give up until she uncovers her past and discovers something else along the way: self-acceptance. "In the beginning, she is painfully aware that she requires Marlin and Nemo's help," says co-director Angus MacLane. Over the course of the film, she learns to listen to her gut again, accept who she is and her unique way of thinking and living - and that becomes the key to her success."

"I think people love Dory because there's not one speck of judgment in her," adds DeGeneres. "She's never mean. No matter what she's faced with, she just carries on. She does what needs to be done."

"Finding Dory" features an all-star voice cast, welcoming Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks back to the sea as favorite fish Dory and Marlin. Ed O'Neill lends his voice to "septopus" Hank, Kaitlin Olson voices whale shark Destiny, and Ty Burrell gives voice to beluga whale Bailey. Portraying Dory's parents Charlie and Jenny are Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. And 12-year-old Hayden Rolence steps in to help bring Nemo to life.

Swimming into Philippine theaters on Thursday, June 16th, "Finding Dory is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures. Follow the official social media accounts of Disney in the Philippines, namely, (FB) WaltDisneyStudiosPH, (Twitter) @disneystudiosph and (Instagram) @waltdisneystudiosph and use the hashtag #FindingDoryPH.

Stars Spotted at PLDT - SMART New Logo Unveiling Event #ANewDay

Aside from PLDT and SMART big bosses led by Chairman and President Manny V. Pangilinan, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Anabelle L. Chua, SVP Butch Jimenez Jr., FVP Isaias Fermin, FVP and Head of Home Business Operations Oscar "Renren" Reyes Jr., among others, also spotted in the unveiling of PLDT and SMART's newest logos were the biggest names in local showbiz, music, fashion such as sisters Anne and Jasmine-Curtist Smith (hosting the remote broadcast of the event at the Smart Tower in Ayala), Bb. Pilipinas beauties, SMART ambassadors Victor Basa, The Morning Rush' Chico Garcia and Delamar Arias, Boys Night Out's Toni Tony and Slick Rick, Michelle and Marco Gumabao, Kean Cipriano and Ramon Bautista.

Also, PLDTHOME Fibr ambassadors Audrey Tan-Zubiri, JM Rodriguez, Fashion Icon Tweetie De Leon together with her husband, Mr. Mon Gonzales, and many more! 

Eraserheads, reunited once again, made a surprise appearance and performed their most popular hits to cap off the celebration. 

Model Bianca Valero and actor Steven Silva served as the event's hosts.




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