Saturday, July 16, 2016

(Watch) Jaya's First Performance as Kapamilya

Philippines' Queen of Soul Jaya is the newest Kapamilya recruit as new officially welcomes on Saturday as the newest "Tawag ng Tanghalan" judge.

Check out Jaya's welcome performance with with Erik Santos and Yeng Constantino on It's Showtime:

Hey Calvin Harris: Tom Hiddleston Says He and Taylor Swift are Very Happy

Tom Hiddleston has dropped a less sensational remarks about his relationship with Taylor Swift that could finally put an end to the alleged Hiddleswift publicity stunt. To quote:

Friday, July 15, 2016

Jaya to Officially Transfer to ABS-CBN this Saturday, July 16

Since she no longer holds a GMA Network contract, reports have it that award-winning soul singer Jaya is about to transfer to ABS-CBN and will join its noontime show It's Showtime starting Saturday, July 16, 2016.

On the show's Twitter post this morning, the Kapamilya show gave a hint on Jaya's transfer, to quote: “Ihanda na ang Red Carpet! Darating na sya sa Sabado at makakasama tuwing tanghalian! #ShowtimeThursdayrrific” 

(Watch) Adelene Rabulan Kicks Jennie Gabriel Out of 'Tawag ng Tanghalan'

After securing a spot in the third semifinals round of It's Showtime's hit segment "Tawag ng Tanghalan," Jennie Gabriel was sent home after Adelene Rabulan, a teen singer from Bulacan defeated her on Thursday, July 14.

Jennie who performed Whitney Houston's "One Moment in Time" bowed to Adelene, who rendered a booming version of Yeng Constantino's "Ikaw".

Watch below:

Thursday, July 14, 2016

#SmartUnbox Innovative Services to Empower, Enrich the Passion and Optimize the Digital Life of Filipinos

SMART, the country’s leader in mobile, has unboxed its latest slew of innovations that aims to change the way Filipinos connect, enrich their passions, and ultimately optimize their digital life.

Smart has built a legacy of bringing mobile innovations into the life of all Filipinos, and with the digital wave upon us, we have come up with innovative products and services to bring the real-life benefits of connectivity to as many Filipinos as possible,” said PLDT and Smart Chairman and CEO Manny V. Pangilinan.

“Our multi-pronged efforts range from bringing the smartphone to the hands of more digital newbies, to providing the most awesome content for young digital natives, to making sure that everyone will enjoy the best data experience. Our goal is to make sure no one gets left behind by this digital shift,” said Smart Wireless Consumer Operations Head Katrina Luna-Abelarde, who led the aptly titled Smart Unbox presentation at Shangri-la at the Fort.

Championing digital inclusion, Smart introduced its bigger and better Smartphone Prepaid Kit at only P1,288, making it easier for Filipinos to connect to mobile Internet and get accustomed to using online apps and services. For those with multiple gadgets, sharing connections is also now lot easier with Smart Bro Pocket WiFi, available at only P888.

Because speed and size matter in the online world, Smart also announced its Super Speed LTE SIMs as well as Giga Surf 50, its biggest data offer with 1GB data for surfing and apps, plus free 300MB for video streaming on YouTube and iflix, valid for three days at only P50. As an innovative feature, this 1GB data can be shared with other prepaid subscribers through the Smart’s Pasa data service.

Keeping customers at the center of everything it does, Smart has teamed up with Twitter to further enhance its customer experience via @SMARTCares with live feedback and a faster response system. Smart is the first brand in the Philippines to use Twitter as its main Customer Service touchpoint for customer care needs and account inquiries in real-time.

To help subscribers maximize their data experience, Smart is powering Marty the Smarty, everyone’s go-to guy for all kinds of questions and concerns about mobile data and the Internet, accessible via his website and official account on Twitter @martysmarty.

Smart also further enhanced its My Smart mobile app so prepaid and postpaid subscribers can manage their accounts 24/7 anytime and anywhere. Downloadable on Google Play Store and iTunes, this simple and convenient app also allows subscribers to register and check the status of promos, load up their account and even redeem perks.

To create rich experiences for subscribers, Smart unveiled its “Own It” campaign, a platform that encourages everyone, especially the youth, to share their passions to the world, giving them a voice larger than themselves.

Under this campaign, Smart has teamed up with YouTube for Smart Launchpad, a program to help budding content creators upload their own work and broadcast it to the world via Upload Stations all over the country. Smart will be tapping industry experts for workshops that will lead to a selection of the most deserving content creators to fly to LA for a once-in-a-lifetime experience of collaborating with the biggest YouTube Stars.

Along with MCA Music, Smart also kicks off Smart Music Live! on July 14 in a free-for-subscribers concert featuring Ely Buendia, Up Dharma Down and Nathan Sykes at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Smart Music Live will also feature perks and meet and greet events for upcoming concerts of hit artists like Selena Gomez’s on July 31; In the Mix featuring Third Eye Blind, Panic! At the Disco, James Bay, Elle King and Twin Pines on August18; and Shawn Mendes’ in October.

Rounding off Smart’s major announcements is the Smart Life app, a breakthrough app featuring daily exclusive digital perks, videos, music, and games for mobile users.

Currently on its initial phase, the app will roll out exciting new functionalities as well as host top-rated content from D5 Studio, feature sports coverage such as FIBA and the upcoming Olympics, and other compelling digital content created for and by users for even more delightful experiences.

At the center of all these new products and services is our effort to transform our networks into the country’s most extensive and data capable infrastructure, so we are able to deliver faster, more reliable and more affordable Internet services across the country,” Pangilinan added.

KimXi, ElNella, Darren, Martin, Robin, Jodi Join TFC's BARRIO FIESTA SA LONDON 2016

The much-awaited Philippine fiesta in United Kingdomis set to write a new milestone as it brings the stars of widely followed Kapamilya teleseryes to the two-day annual fiesta on July 16 and 17 at the Apps Court Farm at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey near Hampton Court Palace.

Just as Filipinos in London think they have seen everything, The Filipino Channel (TFC) and Philippine Centre is all set bring a different twist to the annual fiesta as they bring the lead stars of "Born For You," the well-loved Pangako Sa 'Yo," and the recently concluded "The Story Of Us" and more Kapamilya stars to Apps Court Farm.

Expected to deliver their own take into the yearly extravaganza are Chinita Princess Kim Chiu and Kapamilya Heartthrob Xian Lim of one of the most stable loveteams on Philippine television, KimXi, as part of their "Story Of Us: Tsouristas Global Trip" on July 17.  This is the second time, the popular love team is performing on the LBF stage.

Meantime, the fresh new team-up of Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona will perform on the "London Barrio Fiesta' stage on July 16 for the first time to give Filipino fans a glimpse of what is to come in their serye "Born For You" which is also, like "The Story Of Us," partly shot, overseas.

Joining the thrilling love teams are Concert King Martin Nievera, young total performer Darren Espanto and Breakout Box Office Star Jodi Sta. Maria plus Gandang Gabi Vice's resident comic Negi on July 17 while Dynamic Diva Vina Morales (also featured at "Born For You"), cultural icon Robin Padilla plus Negi, join the new love team on July 16.

While "32nd London Barrio Fiesta" is leveling up to bring the entertainment to a higher plane, the tradition will continue for some as London Barrio Fiesta is returning to its home of Apps Court Farm which will again bear witness to the food, the festivities and all the fiesta that come with London Barrio Fiesta.

ABS CBN Europe. Middle East and Africa Regional Marketing Head Maribel Hernaezshared:

"While we want to bring a new kind of entertainment every year which we are delivering via three of ABS-CBN's top-rating teleseryes and their well-loved stars, we also recognize our kababayans' clamor to bring the London Barrio Fiesta to its home of five years– the Apps Court Farm."  

Hermano Mayor Joseph Pariñas adds, "Ït is not only about what we can deliver but also how we can bring the annual fiesta they look forward to, in the manner and in a place that feels like home to them already."

Adding more milestones to this year's "London Barrio Fiesta" is the launch of ABS-CBN Foundation Europe to enable kababayans to reach out to their less fortunate kababayans across sectors.  
TFC and Philippine Centre's "London Barrio Fiesta" are all about giving the kind of engagement and outreach kababayans want and need and the 32nd installment is promising to deliver just that - the much-anticipated staging of the Philippine fiesta in UK, the way they remember it back home and more.

General Admission is FREE.  However, limited VIP tickets for each day is for sale on a first come, first serve basis.  For limited paid VIP tickets, call +44 772 093 5575

For food and marketing stall application, e-mail or call +44 786 794 0447.

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James Reid and Nadine Lustre Ditching Each Other In Favor of their Newfound Love?

James Reid and Nadine Lustre are among the country's hottest love teams, with phenomenal hit movies such as "Diary ng Panget, "Talk Back and You're Dead" and toprating series "On the Wings of Love". They swept the nation off its feet with their on-screen chemistry, which apparently extended behind the camera.

When they announced that they are in real-life relationship already during the toprating finale of their ABS-CBN primetime series coinciding the kick-off of their "JadINlove World Tour" last February, thousands of fans rejoiced and celebrated #TeamReal!

However two short videos leaked online, where James and Nadine both confessed to something that can affect their relationship!

In the said video James said: "It's possible to have two Forever Loves!" Coult it be a possible third party?

While Nadine was quoted sayin, "I won't deny it, may bago na akong Forever Love." Is she ditching James?

What's all this about discovering #NewForeverLove?
 What's going on, #TeamReal?

Check out the video at Showbiznest Website on YouTube.

PLDT and Smart Provide Free WiFi Service to Major Transport Hubs Nationwide

PLDT and Smart Communications have signed a landmark agreement with the Department of Transportation (DOT)  to strengthen data connectivity with the installation of Smart Wifi in major airports, seaports, and bus terminals all over the country, as well as mass transport systems, MRT and LRT.

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade and PLDT and Smart Chairman, President, and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan signed yesterday the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining the initiative for better customer experience and to bring Internet access to more Filipinos nationwide.

Under the MOU, Smart Wifi will be strengthened in major airports across the country, and deployed at seaports and bus terminals to serve millions of users.

Wireless data connectivity will also be available to commuters inside the station platforms, and light railway vehicle (LRV) as well as on the street level of the entire lines of MRT3, and LRT 1 and 2.

The rollout is backed by PLDT’s robust and resilient fixed and wireless networks.

IMAGINE YOU & ME Earns P13-M on its First Hours of Showing

Mere hours into its first day of showing, "Imagine You & Me" has grossed nearly P13 million and as of 6 p.m., the first featured movie of phenomenal ALDUB love team has grossed P5,845,544 in Metro Manila and P7,020,889 in provinces, for a total gross of P12,866,433, according to figures released by APT Entertainment, the film's producer.

A group of AlDub fans even organized block screenings at four cinemas at Robinsons Magnolia on Wednesday in cooperation with the GMA Kapuso Foundation, with proceeds of ticket sales going to charitable institutions.

Starring Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, "Imagine You & Me" is showing in more than 200 cinemas nationwide.

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Former Kapamilya Singer Surrenders to Authorities on Drug-Related Case

Former Kapamilya singer Jay-R Siaboc surrendered to local authorities in Toledo City, Cebu on Tuesday in the face of the government's intensified campaign against illegal drugs, police said.

Toledo City police Chief Samuel Mina confirmed to ABS-CBN News that Siaboc, together with his cousin, turned himself in at their station.

According to Mina, Siaboc was part of the more than 200 drug users and pushers who surrendered to them on Tuesday. Mina added that Siaboc decided to surrender after hearing allegations on social media that he is a notorious drug pusher.

He denied the allegations of selling drugs but confessed about his addiction to it. Siaboc narrated that because of the nature of his job as a band singer traveling from one place to another, he was exposed to illegal drugs.

Together with the other users and pushers who surrendered in the city, Siaboc signed an oath to stop using illegal drugs.

Siaboc, best known for his song "Kada Uli Hilot," was one of the scholars of the 2006 talent search "Pinoy Dream Academy," where he finished runner-up to winner, Yeng Constantino.

Since the first day of the anti-drug campaign "Oplan Tokhang," Toledo Police operatives were able to record 528 surenderees. - ABS-CBN

MTRCB Summons Eat Bulaga! Senator Tito Sotto Reacts Against Netizen on 'Victim-Blaming' Remarks

Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto III has responded to some netizens' criticism over his "victim-blaming" remarks on Eat Bulaga.

Sotto, who is also one of the main hosts of the noontime show, was perceived to have made offensive remarks directed toward a winner of the "Juan For All, All For Juan" segment aired on July 9.

Asked for comment, the senator told Rappler via text message: "Watch [the] episode. Some netizens who commented did not even watch it."

Sotto continued: "It was a simple reaction saying that a married lady should not be out at night having shots (or drinking) with men other than her husband. Talagang mapapagbintangan ka (You will really be blamed)."

"That's [the] context. What's wrong with that?" he added.

During the episode in question, the segment winner shared how her male friend had taken advantage of her when she was drunk.

As seen in a video clip, Sotto then suggested the woman shouldn't have been drinking in the first place: "Kasalanan ng lahat ng 'yan ng pag-inom... Kababae mong tao pa-shot-shot ka (That's all because of drinking. You're woman and you're doing shots?)"

Host Jose Manalo added: "Anong suot mo? Naka-shorts ka, 'no? (What were you wearing? You were in shorts, weren't you?)"

After receiving complaints from several netizens, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) have summoned Eat Bulaga executives for a conference scheduled on July 21.

While Sotto said that he was initially unaware of this development with the MTRCB, he welcomes the upcoming dialogue. "Anyway, it's a welcome development if MTRCB looks into [the] matter. They will see that I was merely moralizing for the protection of [the] institution of marriage. Thanks for [the] heads up," he said.

Sotto's remarks did not sit well with some people, who aired their views on social media. They said it was a way of "promoting rape culture" and "victim-blaming" (as quoted in the Inquirer), as well as misogynism. –

Selena Gomez Dethrones Justin Bieber for the Most-Liked Instagram Photo of All Time

Step aside Justin Bieber, your ex-beau Selena Gomez officially has the most-liked Instagram photo of all time.

Posted a couple weeks ago, the photo is a stunning portrait of Selena seductively sipping a bottle of Coke as part of Coca-Cola's recent ad campaign emblazoned with the lyrics to her song "Me & the Rhythm."

A photo posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on

To date, the snap has received a staggering 4.1 million likes, beating out Justin's throwback photo of the former pair kissing by 300,000. Selena also surpassed Kendall's famous heart-shaped hair photo by 400,000.

(Photos) JADINE LOVE WORLD TOUR SINGAPORE - James Reid, Nadine Lustre, Kyla and Daryl Ong plus DJ Jhai'Ho

Thousands of Filipinos witness the culmination of the much-talked about world tour of reel and real-life couple JaDine in the Lion City with Kyla and Daryl Ong plus DJ Jhai'Ho. Check out some photos taken during the very successful concert:


Thousand of Fans Shows Support to #TeamJaDine in TFC’s “JadIne Love World Tour” Singapore

After five movies, one teleserye and five concerts outside the Philippines, James Reid and Nadine Lustre, more popularly known as JaDine, continue to reach new heights and capture the hearts of more Filipinos as they performed for thousands, in the last leg of their “JadIne Love World Tour” from The Filipino Channel (TFC) last month at the Max Pavilion in Singapore.

The “JadIne Love World Tour” which was kicked off in Manila, featured the highlights of the Philippine concert, as well as salient points of the Doha, Dubai, London, and Milan stops. 

At the Singapore concert, as soon as the lights dimmed and Reid and Lustre appeared on stage, the screams became delightfully deafening, the excitement uncontained and the fan love undeniable for the two multi-talented performers.

The breakthrough love team treated the fans to thrilling duets from “We Found Love” by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris,  "It Might Be You," by Stephen Bishop and “Ikaw” by Regine Velasquez.

Their individual powerhouse performances such as Lustre’s own hit “Para-paraan” and Reid’s dance medley also brought the house down but the crowd loved the real-life couple more when they performed a lyrical dance to Juan Miguel Severo’s spoken poetry and against stirring pieces such as “Stay” by Sam Smith and “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding.

Fans of the love team who was best known on television via their phenomenal “On The Wings Of Love” teleserye, were fortunate not only to witness the Asian leg of the world tour but also to witness the R & B Queen Kyla perform the official soundtrack of the teleserye, live.

Joining Kyla was The Voice of the Philippines finalist Daryl Ong, who charmed the ladies with “Stay” another song from the soundtrack plus his own hits.  Much to the thrill of the ladies, Ong, went down from the stage to serenade them.

One of the much-anticipated part of the show was the Question and Answer portion where DJ Jhai'Ho threw in the most asked questions for the couple, much to the thrill of the fans.

ABS-CBN Asia Pacific Managing Director Ailene Averion was heartened to see the support of the Filipinos in Singapore not only for the kilig factor but also what one of the most popular love teams on Philippine television can bring to the table.

Averion said: “We thank the fans of JaDine who came together to show their overwhelming support not only for the thrill that the well-loved duo brings in but also for their world-class performances.  She added: “Our kababayans know great artistry when they see one and their support showed this.  It is TFC’s role to continue being a showcase of this talent and to continue becoming a purveyor of world-class content through its programs and special events.”

The fan love was evident at the fans’ day held the day before.  JaDine spent an hour with the members of the We Love Jadine Singapore Chapter. Fans pitched in just to dress up the room and give special gifts.

Addressing the two, chapter President Katrina Banares shared:"Because of you, overseas Filipinos no longer feel homesick.  We felt like that we were back in the Philippines because of OTWOL.  We are all admiring you.  Young or old, single or married, we became a family because of James and Nadine.  A friend once said, age is measured by the friends you have and the memories you make.  And because of you and Jadines, I found a new family.” 

“JadIne Love World Tour” was presented by TFC in cooperation with Philippine Airlines.  Major sponsors include Philippine National Bank; SM Development Corporation; and Metro Remittance Singapore.  “JadIne Love Tour” was also brought to you by Jollibee Food Corporation; AMAIA; AVIDA; Robinsons Land Corporation; SP-Rochelle-Oculus and SP-UNOFamiLYa-Oculus (authorized representative of AIA Singapore Private Limited).  Official ticket distributors include and Hello Asia.

Watch out for JaDine’s next teleserye and tour.  For more updates, visit

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

(Photos) Encantadia 2016 Grand Presscon

Check out below some of the photos taken during the grand presscon for GMA Network's big-budgeted fantaseries "Encantadia" on Wednesday night, July 13:




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