Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jessy Mendiola on Her Sexiest Woman Title: 'Talo ko si Pia Wurtzbach'; Pia Hits Back in a Classy Way

Jessy Mendiola on her xexiest woman title: "Talo ko si Pia Wurtzbach. Kung s'ya confidently beautiful with a heart, ako naman confidently sexy."

Pia Wurtzbach reacts:

And Jessy to haters?

(Promo) Come Face-to-Face with James Reid and Nadine Lustre on August 3, Join Sweet – Spicy Fan Video Contest

James Reid and Nadine Lustre in the flesh? Right in front of your very eyes? A (possible) rubbing elbows opportunity? Photo opportunity? Breathe the same air they breathe? Eat what they eat? 

U want it? I know you do.

Then join the Sweet – Spicy Fan Video Contest.

Win a VIP tickets to the New Forever Love Fans Day of James and Nadine on August 3 at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

To join:

1. Upload your own version of the new Jollibee Sweet-Spicy BBQ Burger Steak TVC on social media (Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram), with the caption “Excited for the New Forever Love Fans Day with James and Nadine this August 3!” The hashtags #NewForeverLove and #SweetSpicyBBQLove should also be included in the caption. (Make sure that your account is open to the public.)

Check out the TVC here:

2. Tag @Jollibee on Twitter, on Facebook, or @BestfriendJollibee for Instagram posts.

3. Deadline for entries on or before August 2, 2016, 9AM. The list of top ten winners will be posted on this website and the Jollibee Sweet-Spicy BBQ Facebook Event Page.

James and Nadine themselves will choose the grand winners on the event day, who will be given meet-and-greet passes and P10,000 worth of Jollibee Gift Certificates. The top ten (10) video entries will be granted with three (3) VIP tickets to the event.

Angel Locsin Practices for Darna Role; Jessy Mendiola Expresses Desire to Play Darna in a Movie

Angel Locsin, in an Instagram post on Thursday, hints on a possible return as Darna that puts her fans into extreme excitement.

The photo where Angel is seen doing the "Darna" pose was taken in a gym with the caption: "Naks. #yabangpose".

However, director Erik Matti  has yet to announce whether Angel will still play the role after she backed out early this year after developing a disc bulge in her spine. Matti was even quoted saying that it will be hard to find an actress to replace Angel as Darna.

Newly proclaimed "FHM Sexiest Woman" Jessy Mendiola, meanwhile, said she is willing to audition as Darna. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Julie Anne San Jose Reacts on Jona and Jaya's Transfer to ABS-CBN, Relationship with Ben Alves and 'Chasing The Light' Album

During the launch of her newest studio album 'CHASING THE LIGHT,' Kapuso award-winning recording artist/concert performer/actress/endorser Julie Anne San Jose shares interesting facts about the album, reacts on Jona and Jaya's decision to move to Kapamilya network (is she next? watch her biggest revelation!) and her brewing romance with Benjamin Alves.

Watch below:

Julie Anne San Jose shares interesting facts about Chasing The Light album 

Julie Anne San Jose reacts to Jona and Jaya's Transfer to ABS-CBN. Is she next? Yes?

Julie Anne San Jose on Brewing Romance with Benjamin Alves

Join Sarah Geronimo as She Declares July 29 a 'National PositiviTEA Day'

The country’s one and only Popstar Princess has chosen her one and only bottled ice tea.

Sarah Geronimo is officially the new face of the world’s number one tea brand for its bottled ice tea products in the Philippines. The phenomenal superstar - whose impressive career has spanned widely successful albums and concerts to box office-smashing films - joins the world-renowned brand in spreading ‘positiviTEA’ through the refreshing taste of Lipton Ice Tea.

As a global brand committed to the best quality product and services, Lipton is honored to welcome one of the country’s most successful and well-loved artists into our growing family,” Katrina Paras, Lipton Ice Tea brand manager, said. “Sarah embodies the best traits of many millennials today - dynamic, multi-faceted, full of inspiration and brimming with positivity despite the challenges along the way. PositiviTEA is all about choosing to see the bright side and focusing on the good instead of sulking over the bad.

Lipton Ice Tea, which comes in three variants - lemon, red tea and green tea - is made from real tea with no artificial flavors and with low calories. In fact, the top-selling Red Tea variant is only 30 calories per 100 ml bottle. Because of its authentic tea formulation, it packs the known health benefits of tea in a refreshing taste.

Paras added, “Lipton Ice Tea’s unique formulation and world-class taste can certainly uplift anyone’s mood, and with Sarah on board, we’re excited to jumpstart the ‘positiviTEA’ revolution with her.

Lipton Ice Tea has declared July 29 as ‘National PositiviTEA Day’. Spread the good vibes by sharing your own PositiviTEA tips online using the hash tag #LiptonPositiviTEA. You can also watch Sarah’s new video for Lipton Ice Tea at

Thursday, July 28, 2016

It's Official: Philippines to Host Miss Universe 2016 Pageant

After two decades, the Miss Universe pageant will be held again in the Philippines, this, despite President Rodrigo Duterte's statement that he will not waste government funds for such event.
"I would like to inform everybody that the Miss Universe pageant will be on January 30, 2017 in the Philippines. The government is not going to spend any single centavo. It will be the private sector who would shoulder the expenses," Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo during a presscon on Thursday, July 28.
Teo also said that funding will be coming from the private sector and confirms that among the sponsors are Henry Sy and Japanese casino mogul Kazuo Okada.

The pageant was first held in Manila in 1974  when Miss Universe 1973 Margarita Moran crowned Amparo MuΓ±oz of Spain. In 1994, the pageant came back to the country where India's Sushmita Sen was crowned by Miss Universe 1993 Dayanara Torres.

In 2017, the reigning Miss Universe, the Philippines' own Pia Wurtzbach, will crown her successor. Could this be a back-to-back glory for the Philippines?

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

SARI SARI Channel Presents 3 New Original Telemovie this 3Q 2016

SARI SARI Channel will give viewers a new treat for the whole family with three original telemovie productions in the third quarter of 2016. With a plethora of original shows combined with the classics from Viva Communications and TV5, these new offerings will be sure to please Pinoys of all ages and from all walks of life.

First to show on air is a teen-horror series “ANG KWARTO SA MAY HAGDANAN” topbilled by Andrew Mulach.

JM, played by Andrew, has to temporarily stay in the house of his bestriend, Mark, in order to survive the school year. In this house, he is about to discover about a past that connects him and a ghost in a room that is in front of a stairs. Also starring in the show are Aubree Caraan, VJ Marquez and Mayton Eugenio. “Ang Kwarto sa May Hagdanan” premieres on July 30, 2016, 9pm


Sure to bring viewers a sultry evening is a light sexy-drama series “WIVES OF HOUSE OF NO. 2” wherein four friends who happen to be mistresses build an underground garden cafe where people like them can spend their Valentine's Day and other occasions normal couples freely enjoy. The cafe becomes a witness to their dark secrets and a cradle to their colorful friendship. But one day, one of them decides to ruin it. Starring actresses Katya Santos, Pheomela Baranda, Antoinette Taus and Sarah Pagcaliwagan, the show premieres on August or September.


Another SARI SARI Channel exclusive that is sure to both scare and delight audiences is the horror-mystery show “WHERE IS FRANCO?” Franco, played by Julius Gareza disappeared while playing hide and seek. Years after, his soul comes back to haunt his playmates portrayed by Issa Pressman, Arkin Del Rosario, Kiko Ramos, Kenzo Ortiz, Cliff Hogan and Angelica Yap. “Where is Franco?” premieres on August or September.

Catch these new shows and more surprises on SARI SARI Channel exclusively seen via Cignal Channel 3 on Cignal TV, the country’s number one Pay TV service provider with over 1.18 million subscribers.

Like www.facebook/SARISARIChannelPh and follow @SariSariChannel on Twitter for more info and updates! 

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James Reid, Jerome Ponce and Jon Lucas: Elisse Joson Reveals the 3 'J' Who Broke Her Heart

On Tuesday night, Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity (PBB) Vietnam celebrity housemate Elisse Joson, dubbed as the "Hugot Girl," told Kuya that she is eager to move on already from a recent breakup.

Elisse first made a name after her McDonald's 'hugot' commercial went viral. But contrary to her persona in the commercial, Elisse have not yet moved on from a tragic breakup - not once, but thrice.

Trying to hold back the tears, the 20-year-old aspiring actress, opened up with Kuya about the three "Js" who broke her heart. According to her, they are the reasons why she could not easily trust anyone, especially from showbusiness.

However, Elisse said that these experiences have made her stronger and more independent. Most importantly, they taught her one of the greatest lessons in life: "Love is something you give to someone you fully trust. Not your all, but your best."

Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco Confirm Separation

Barely 3 years after they got married in December 9, 2013 at the Holy Cross Parish in General Santos City, Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco announced separation, this, after Melai vowed on Philippine TV that they will stick it out for whatever its worth.

Thru a series of Instagram posts, Melai and Jason,  whose romance started inside the PBB house, announced that  they  decided to part ways already.

So what caused the separation of one of the most admired marriages in local showbiz?

Jason revealed that their misunderstanding started when Melai accepted the Kapamilya pre-primetime series "We Will Survive," which aired its finale last July 15.

According to Jason, they had an initial agreement that Melai won't have a partner in the series and that she will only have a leading man for the pilot week. He later said that it took him two months to find out that his wife had a partner on the show as he was also busy working on "My Super D."

Because of this they started giving each other the cold shoulder, with Francisco sleeping in another room.

Below is Jason's full statement:

Pokemon Go Features and Capabilities Unveiled

Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke, the head of the company behind "Pokemon Go" revealed during Sunday's San Diego Comic-Con event that more capabilities for the wildly popular smartphone game are coming, including the ability to trade Pokemon, customizable PokeStops and the addition of other Pokemon characters.

Although no definite date of release was mentioned, Hanke said the update to add trading is "at the top of our priority list." He also calls "Pokemon Go" a game "we expect to run for years" and adds "we're going to continue to invest in that way."

The augmented reality game allows users to hunt Pokemon on their smartphones in real world locations.

Marian Rivera's Daily Morning Talk Show 'YAN ANG MORNING Gets the Axe

The end is near for Marian Rivera's daily morning talk and lifestyle show "'Yan Ang Morning".

Speculations have it that the show's poor viewership could be the reason why GMA Network big bosses decided to cancel the show. Marian, on the other hand, clarifies the rumor saying she is set to do a primetime soap which can cause conflict with the taping hours.

While waiting for the right material, Marian will put her full attention to her mommy duties with Baby Zia. 

Dwayne Johnson, Nicole Scherzinger and Auli‘i Cravalho Join Force for Walt Disney Movie 'MOANA'

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana,” which opens in theaters across the Philippines on November 30, 2016, features a dynamic roster of characters brought to life by a talented group of actors. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who were behind “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin,” “Moana” showcases the life-changing journey of a tenacious 16-year-old who teams up with the mighty demigod Maui to fulfill an ancient quest.

The newly revealed characters and voice talent join the already announced duo that includes newcomer Auli‘i Cravalho, who lends her voice to the title character, Moana, a teenager who dreams of becoming a master wayfinder, and Dwayne Johnson (HBO’s “Ballers,” “Central Intelligence”), who voices Maui—half god, half mortal, all awesome.

Our assembled voice cast for this film is beyond our wildest dreams,” said Musker. “We are so fortunate to have this group of talented actors, many from Oceania, breathing life into their characters.”

Added Clements, “We are so thankful to have found such extraordinary people who not only capture the voices of these characters, they elevate them in every way.”

Joining Cravalho and Johnson are the following performers.

JEMAINE CLEMENT (“The BFG,” “Despicable Me,” “Rio,” “Rio 2,” “What We Do in the Shadows,” Flight of the Conchords) provides the voice of TAMATOA, a self-absorbed, 50-foot crab who lives in Lalotai, the realm of monsters. The conceited crustacean wants to be more than a “bottom feeder” and overcompensates for this perceived shortcoming by covering himself in all things shiny.

RACHEL HOUSE (“Whale Rider,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”) lends her voice to GRAMMA TALA, Moana’s confidante and best friend, who shares her granddaughter’s special connection to the ocean. Although her son Tui, the chief of Motunui, is a no-nonsense leader, Gramma Tala most definitely dances to the beat of her own drum.


TEMUERA MORRISON (“Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Once Were Warriors,” “Six Days, Seven Nights”) voices Moana’s father, CHIEF TUI, the gregarious and well-respected leader of the people of Motunui Island. Chief Tui wants Moana to follow in his footsteps as leader of their people, but fears his daughter’s draw to the ocean and the world that lies beyond their reef.

NICOLE SCHERZINGER (Grammy®-nominated singer, West End's "Cats") voices Moana’s mother, SINA, who always has her daughter’s back. Playful, sharp and strong-willed, Sina appreciates Moana’s longing to be on the water, but also wants to protect her daughter from the fabled dangers beyond the reef. 


ALAN TUDYK, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ lucky charm (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Big Hero 6”), is behind the voice of HEIHEI. Heihei is one dumb rooster—the village idiot, in fact. When the clueless chicken accidently stows away on Moana’s canoe, he lands a front-row seat for her epic journey.

The roster of characters also includes the KAKAMORA, an intense team of crazy, coconut-armored pirates who will stop at nothing to get what they want, and PUA, Moana’s loyal pet pig with puppy energy and an innocent puppy brain.


About MOANA:

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why.  From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of AuliΚ»i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”) and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), “Moana” sails into Philippine theaters on November 30, 2016. 

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From 'Despicable Me' and 'MinioNs,' Universal Pictures Releases THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS

From Illumination Entertainment, one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event animated films like “Despicable Me” and “MinioNs,” comes Universal Pictures' “The Secret Life of Pets,” the recent No.1 box-office hit in the US, and opening in Philippine cinemas August 24.

Watch the film's new TV spot below:

The inspiration behind `Pets' was all of the pets that my family and I have owned since I was a little kid. We grew up with a cat and dogs and a bird, and what I realized as I became a parent was that we all invested these pets with rich emotional lives. Whenever we’d come home we would be thinking about the joy in their faces in seeing us and thinking about them doing things that were a little bit naughty. We realized we were asking exactly what they had done while we were out.

It struck me that I wasn’t alone in wondering about what the inner lives of our pets were,” he continues. “The minute I started to look at my own pets that way, I realized that everybody looks at their pets through that lens. Whether or not it’s a real emotional life or a projected one…it doesn’t matter. We’re fascinated with their inner lives and highly curious about what they’re doing and thinking when we’re not around.”

Working with the writing team of Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, with whom he's worked on the films in the “Despicable Me” franchise, Meledandri first asked them to develop this idea into a screenplay. They were then needed to start “Despicable Me 3,” and writer Brian Lynch - known for his work with Illumination on “Minions” took the helm.

Daurio explains how it all began: “The first thing that Chris pitched to us was the image of a dog watching his owner leave the house. As soon as the owner leaves, the dog dumps his food in the trash and opens the fridge to find something better to eat. That was the initial image that was planted in our head, and it stayed with us throughout this entire process.”

Paul describes what drives the process he shares with Daurio: “The key to an Illumination film is lots of laughs and lots of heart. We want people to laugh as much as they possibly can, but we also want to make them cry a bit at the end as well.

As they pondered upon the setting, the duo was drawn to a New York apartment building. “Early on, we decided we wanted this story to take place in an apartment building,” Paul says. “That gave us access to a lot of pets and the idea that when the owners are away, they party. They gossip and drink out of the toilet; things they would never do if their owners were watching.”

This is Lynch’s third collaboration with Meledandri, and he appreciates Meledandri’s character-centric approach. “Chris always says, ‘We’ll come up with the story and the set pieces later. Let’s work on who our lead character is, what happened to him or her before and what we want the audience to know about them and feel about them. We will go from there,’” offers Lynch. “It has always been helpful to work that way.”

Lynch loved extrapolating upon these pets’ secret lives, revealing: “This film is a salute to how much all of us love our pets. No matter what they do in the movie, the new friends they meet or the death they defy, they still have to be back at the end of the day to see their owners come home. Even if they go on crazy adventures during the day, the highlight of every day is when their owner comes home.”

The moment that Max’s owner brings Duke home from the pound has a special inspiration of its own. Laughs Meledandri: “I imagine Max feels a bit like my nine-year-old son must have when my wife and I came home from the hospital with a new baby: ‘Where did this guy come from? Who asked him here? My life was fine before he arrived and, no, I don’t want to share everything that I’ve got that’s so perfect.’

Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts as Max, Duke and Snowball in “The Secret Life of Pets,” which co-stars Jenny Slate as Gidget, Ellie Kemper as Katie, Lake Bell as Chloe, Dana Carvey as Pops, Hannibal Buress as Buddy, Bobby Moynihan as Mel, Steve Coogan as Ozone and Albert Brooks as Tiberius.

Opening across the Philippines on August 24, “The Secret Life of Pets” is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Cristy Fermin Attacks Maine Mendoza, ALDUB Nation Asks to #BoycottCristyFermin

Controversial entertainment columnist and TV/radio host Cristy Fermin is under fire by ALDUB Nation, the solid supporters of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, in relation to her write-up about the phenomenal loveteam which was published Tuesday, July 26, on her Pilipino Star Ngayon column.
It will be recalled that Alden made a surprise visit to Cristy during her birthday party last July 23 at Fridays in Tomas Morato. 

Three days after, Cristy wrote that some individuals seem to have taken issue out of Alden's action, questioning Maine's decision not come with him during her birthday party.
"Parang isda sa aquarium ngayon si Alden Richards. Palibhasa'y siya ang pinakasikat na lalaking personalidad ngayon, asahan nang lahat ng galaw niya'y tinititigan-minamarkahan, walang pinalalampas na aksiyon niya ang mga taong hindi maligaya sa tagumpay ng kanilang kapwa," she wrote.
Cristy also noted that some unspecified individuals have said that Alden should not have gone to her birthday party because of her occasional criticisms of Maine. "These people seem to have forgotten that my columns have been supportive of Maine for the past year,"
Cristy then vigorously defended Alden's sweet gesture saying that it only goes to show that the actor remains humble and thoughtful despite his meteoric popularity.
"May krimen ba sa paglalaan ng panahon para sa mga taong kahit paano'y naging dahilan sa pagkatupad ng ating mga pangarap? Ang tawag du'n ay pagtanaw ng utang na loob at pagpapasalamat," she wrote.
She further by stressing that although they are on-screen partners, Alden and Maine remain to be separate individuals. "Magka-loveteam sila, oo, pero may kani-kanya pa rin silang buhay. Walang pakialaman, walang sakalan, kapag wala nang mga camera ay may kani-kanyang prayoridad silang dapat gawin," she explained.
Unsurprisingly, ALDUB fans are not at all happy with Cristy's article. As of Tuesday night, the hashtag #BoyCottCristyFermin is a top trending topic on the social networking site Twitter. Meanwhile, someone started a petition on asking for the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board to suspend the veteran showbiz writer from appearing on TV. It has so far gathered almost 3,000 signatures.

Online Star for Dummies (Video): You Want to Be the Next Online Sensation? Here's How

You want to be an online star but feeling shy?

Change the way you think and time you own the internet!

Discover your passions. Channel your creativity, and Broadcast your talents to the world.

Smart, the country's biggest network, helps you to connect to your goals and helps you #OWNIT

How? Watch the video below:

SMART recognizes the creative potential of Filipino youth as an untapped resource for new ideas and raw talent, hence, it encourage the country’s digital generation to use YouTube to express themselves.

And on July 30 and 31, unbox your digital future and own the spotlight thru Smart Launchpad Upload Stations situated at the SM Mall of Asia.

You can hang out, collaborate and create your own videos, and upload in real time using Smart’s fast Internet connection and Samsung devices.

Upload Stations will also be deployed in different campuses and hotspots nationwide to bring the experience to where the Filipino youth is. Dates and venues are as follows:

July 30-31 at SM MOA
August 7-8 at SM Baguio
August 13-14 at SM Clark
August 27-28 at SM Iloilo
September 3-4 at SM North EDSA

Aspiring content creators will get the chance to participate in Launchpad Workshops where they will learn from industry professionals and top YouTubers on how they can make content creation into a profession with modules on building their own brand, monetizing their YouTube channel, and creating engaging content plans.

Smart subscribers can join the workshops by creating an account on YouTube, uploading original videos on their account, and registering online. By the end of the workshops, Smart will choose content creators to fly to Los Angeles, USA to collaborate with international YouTube stars.

Registration is open until September 15, 2016.

One Meralco Foundation Co-presents St. Ignatius Biopic 'IGNACIO DE LOYOLA'

One Meralco Foundation (OMF), the social responsibility arm of power distributor Meralco, has been into social development programs that fulfill its altruistic goal to “Spread the Light” in underserved communities.

It thus comes as no surprise that OMF is one of the major sponsors of the production of the new full-length independent feature film “Ignacio De Loyola” produced by Jesuit Communications (JesCom). The film is about the life and times of St. Ignatius of Loyola, a Spanish knight who later offered himself to the service of God. He founded the Society of Jesus, a Roman Catholic order of religious men – the Jesuits, known for their educational, missionary, and charitable works worldwide.

“Ignacio De Loyola,” the first Filipino produced movie screened at the Vatican is showing in selected Philippine theaters starting July 27, 2016

One Meralco Foundation President Jeffrey O. Tarayao said there is probably no other film more deserving of their support. “Ignacio De Loyola” was filmed in Spain starring Spanish actors and an all-Filipino core production crew led by director Paolo Dy, JesCom head Fr. Emmanuel “Nono” Alfonso, SJ, and JesCom creative director Pauline Mangilog-Saltarin.

Being the first locally produced movie screened at the Vatican, the biopic will not only strengthen religious beliefs, but will also showcase Filipinos’ film-making acumen,” he said.

Tarayao shared that OMF values are perfectly aligned with Jesuits’ teachings: “We at OMF have always heeded the call for us to become men and women for others – a hallmark Ignatian value.

(L-R) One Meralco Foundation (OMF) president Jeffrey Tarayao, Jesuit Communications Foundation executive director Fr. Emmanuel Alfonso, SJ and OMF Vice Chairman Oscar Reyes.

Leading by example by putting to life the tradition of service to humanity, OMF Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan is a graduate of the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Manila University, and so are OMF Vice Chair Oscar S. Reyes and Trustee Alfredo S. Panlilio, who heads Meralco’s Customer Retail Services and Corporate Communications.

Visit, and follow @ignaciomovie on Twitter and Instagram for more details.

VIBER Celebrates 25M Filipino Subscribers, Partners with President Duterte and Gary Valenciano

Viber, the Philippines’ leading communications app, celebrates its continuous growth in the country as it recently hit 25 million unique registered users nationwide.

Viber has become a household name for Filipinos here and abroad when it comes to connecting with their friends and family.

We truly appreciate the overwhelming and continued support from our Filipino users and we’re committed to making Viber even better through local content and partnerships that celebrate and empower Filipinos and be part of their daily lives,” said Crystal Gonzalez, Viber Regional Head for Southeast Asia.

Each month, Filipinos send over 44 million stickers through Viber messaging and group chats. Viber stickers have indeed become a new and fun way for Filipinos to communicate and express themselves. Based on Viber’s latest sticker data, users in the Philippines are fond of sending stickers about daily expressions such as “Xoxo” (kiss mark), “Good night”, “Good morning”, thumbs up, “I miss you”, “Thank you”, and sad face. Moreover, the most downloaded sticker packs in the Philippines - Violet, Freddie, Yango, LegCat, Noy Pi, Becky Vibe, and Vibe On - feature famous Viber characters as well as slang words that Filipinos use on a daily basis.

To make sticker content more relevant for Filipino users, Viber has partnered with the Presidential Communications Office to create awareness on being a #PartnerForChange and has collaborated with the country’s most-awarded male recording artist and performer, Gary Valenciano.

Filipinos here and abroad can now download the free #GVonViber Sticker Pack, which features legendary Filipino musician/singer/songwriter, Gary V, and his iconic song titles like “Hataw Na,” “Shout For Joy,” “Take Me Out of the Dark,” “Di Bale Na Lang,” “Sana Maulit Muli,” “Eto Na Naman,” among many others. To download, visit the Viber Sticker Market and search for #GVonViber. Also follow Gary V’s Public Chat for behind the scenes and conversations of Mr. Pure Energy with his family and celebrity friends (Visit

Viber is also a #PartnerForChange, and being the leading communications app, has partnered with the Presidential Communications Office to launch a Public Chat (, providing official news and announcements straight from the Presidential team. On July 25, the #ViberForChange Sticker Pack will be launched using the most popular expressions and social media memes like “Just DU it!,” “Change Is Here,” “Aprub Yan!,” “Proud to be Pinoy,” “Daghang Salamat,” among others.


Lastly, to further enrich content and engagement with Viber users, Viber is officially opening its doors for business and partnerships in the Philippines. Brands, celebrities, and organizations can now partner with Viber and open branded stickers and Public Chat accounts, reaching millions of Filipino Viber users here and abroad. Viber has collaborated with industry leaders like Jollibee, Coca-Cola, Sunsilk, Globe, Smart, PLDT, GMA News, Inquirer, ABS-CBN, and McDonald’s.

"We invite brands, influencers, and businesses to work with the Viber team if they want to step up their game and engage with our 25 million Viber users,” Gonzalez added.

(Video) Boy Next Door versus Rice Farmer in Tawag ng Tanghalan Daily Finals

Rice farmer Noven Belleza of Negros Occidental successfully defended his "Tawag ng Tanghalan" title against daily winner Deo Ramirez, a Boy-Next-Door from Metro Manila, on Tuesday, July 26.

Belleza performed the Survivor hit "The Search Is Over" to bag his third win with a final score of 96.6%.

Watch their vocal showdown below:

Gabbi Garcia's Covers of Well-Loved Songs Available on GMANetwork's PLAYLIST on July 27

Since she started showbiz in 2014, Gabbi Garcia keeps exceeding expectations as she showcases her acting prowess in Kapuso shows like My Destiny, InstaDAD, Let the Love Begin and most recently, Encantadia. 

But aside from acting, Gabbi, who plays Sang'gre Alena in GMA-7's big-budgeted, toprating telefantasya "Encantadia" also revealed her love for music. She shares her passion and skill every so often through covers with her sister Alex Lopez. Check out some of their impressive covers of well-loved songs as posted on her Facebook account. These covers will also be made available in the revamped "Playlist," an online concert series housed under the network portal 

"Roses" by The Chainsmokers

"Hotline Bling" by Drake

"Like I’m Gonna Lose You" by Meghan Trainor

"Mash-up: Trap Queen" by Fetty Wap, Best Mistake by Ariana Grande and Pillow Talk by Zayn Malik

"Secret Love Song" by Little Mix (featuring Ruru Madrid)

(Photo and Video) FHM 100 Sexiest Red Carpet Victory Party

FHM Sexiest Woman 2015 Jessy Mendiola along with the country's sexiest like Rhian Ramos, Dawn Chang, Kim Domingo, Rachel Anne Daquis, Margo Midwinter, Aiko Climaco, Bangs Garcia Sunshine Cruz, Rochelle Pangilinan, Roxee B, and three-time sexiest woman and FHM first Hall of Fame awardee Marian Rivera is the first Hall of Fame awardee came together in the much-anticipated FHM Sexiest Women 2015 red-carpet party at the Valkyrie, the Palace, Uptown BGC on Tuesday night, July 26.

Below are just some of the photos and video from the event:





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