Saturday, October 22, 2016

Lea Salonga, Cris Villonco and Eric Kunze Lead the Cast of Tony Award Winning Musical FUN HOME

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group is proud to announce the full cast for the International Premiere of the Tony Award winning musical FUN HOME, which opens in Manila on November 10, 2016.

FUN HOME was the most awarded and acclaimed musical of 2015 winning 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.  

When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of- a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires.

FUN HOME is a based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME and features music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron. The New York Times calls it, “THE BEST NEW MUSICAL TO OPEN ON BROADWAY.”

As previously announced, Lea Salonga and Eric Kunze will be leading the cast of FUN HOME. It will mark Lea’s first musical in Manila since she played Grizabella in CATS in 2010.  Her last stage appearance in Manila was in Atlantis Productions’ critically acclaimed play GOD OF CARNAGE in 2012. She will be playing Helen Bechdel, Alison’s distant mother who is an English teacher and former actress. 

Eric Kunze, has starred in Broadway productions such as LES MISERABLES, MISS SAIGON, and DAMN YANKEES, among many others. He played Marius opposite Salonga’s Eponine on Broadway, 23 years ago. He will be playing Bruce Bechdel, Alison’s complex father who is a part-time mortician and avid home restorer.

Cris Villonco will play the central role of Alison, Mikkie Bradshaw-Volante will play Medium Alison and Katie Bradshaw and Andee Achocoso alternate as Small Alison.

Yanah Laurel plays Joan with Ronan Crisologo and Daniel Drilon alternating as Chrstian. Noel Comia and Albert Silos alternate as John while Laurence Mossman plays Roy / Pete / Mark and Bobby Jeremy.

Bobby Garcia, who will be directing FUN HOME, says, “Dreams do come true, It is an honor to be able to stage FUN HOME in Manila with this stellar cast.  It is a ground breaking and trailblazing musical that needs to be seen by audiences all over the world. I am thrilled that it will premiere internationally in Manila. We hope you will all come and join us at the FUN HOME.” 

Joining Garcia in the Creative Team are Musical Director Ceejay Javier, Vocal Director ManMan Angsico, Choreographer Cecile Martinez, Light Designer Adam Honoré, Set Designer Faust Peneyra, Costume Designer Oz Go,

Sound Designer Kevin Heard, Projection Designer GA Fallarme and Hair and Make Up Designer Johann dela Fuente.

The New York producers of FUN HOME issued a statement saying, “We’re thrilled to have the first international production of ‘Fun Home’ confirmed for the Philippines, and how exciting to have Lea Salonga, one of Broadway’s most beloved stars, leading the company,”

FUN HOME is recommended for ages 13 and up. Parental Supervision is encouraged.Children under the age of 7 are not permitted in the theatre.

FUN HOME plays a limited run from November 10 - 27, 2016 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati

Tickets for FUN HOME are available now at Ticketworld at 891-9999.

(Must-Have) TORQUE Mobile EGO Series Boost Edition Smartphones - Pocket Friendly at Higher Level Upgrade

TORQUE MOBILE, leading and widely-recognized brand of Android smartphones and tablets in the Philippines, consistently challenging the status quo and pressing the limits of what’s possible with its various electronics offerings. In line with this, it recently released a full line-up of TORQUE EGO SERIES BOOST EDITION with compelling upgrades so users can enjoy major features, perks, and conveniences of a smartphones at a price they an afford.

Much like the human ego, we view the now-ubiquitous smartphone as something that is here to stay,” said Chris Uyco, CEO and chief innovator at Torque Mobile.

The long-term vision for the Torque EGO series is for it to be treated much like a person’s pride, identity, or self-esteem. Something that will always be around, being shaped by personal decisions and circumstance, and needing the occasional boost every once in a while.”



Starting with the EGO Zero, Torque underlines its plan to get fully-working smartphones into the hands of more and more Filipinos. The Torque EGO Zero runs a stable version of the Android software, giving it advanced features for messaging, media playback, and Internet communications. You can forget about typing on a clunky plastic keyboard where the printed letters and numbers eventually fade over time, because the touchscreen will let you do all the things that you need. The EGO Zero is currently one of the most affordable smartphones available in the Philippines, and is the most affordable smartphone that Torque has ever made.


For those who demand more performance out of their smartphone, a quad-core chip is most necessary. For this, Torque created the EGO Surf S and EGO Max S, featuring 4- and 5-inch screens, respectively. Both phones are equipped with 1.3GHz quad-core chips, 4GB internal storage, and microSD card support, easily handling apps that are normally used by smartphone users everyday. It doesn’t matter if you just left the house or are already heading back from the office: you’ll be able to view your Facebook, check your Twitter and Instagram, or quickly send text messages and more with either of these two phones.


And as for avid multi-taskers, Torque has prepared the EGO Surf i and EGO Max i, both of which come with 1GB RAM as standard. With these phones, running multiple apps at the same time shouldn't be a problem, and switching from one app to another quickly won't be an issue.

Whether you want to play music in the background as you check the news, or reply to a chat thread in the middle of playing your favorite mobile game, you wouldn’t need to worry. As a bonus, the phones also include 8GB storage space, with support for extra storage through microSD cards up to 32GB.


For many people, the most important part of any smartphone is the camera. That's why Torque created the EGO Pro and EGO Max, both featuring 8-megapixel rear auto-focus cameras and 5-megapixel front cameras for superb photos, videos, and selfies.

The EGO Pro is unique as the only 4.5-inch phone in the Torque EGO series line-up, and also boasts a combination of a quad-core chip, 1GB RAM, and 8GB storage. Meanwhile, the Torque EGO Max sports a bigger, 5-inch HD screen, while running on the same processor, memory, and storage combo mentioned earlier.

With their 8MP rear auto-focus cameras, these phones can be used for day-to- day snaps that are meant for Facebook or Instagram. Filter or no filter, pictures are sure to come out looking clean, clear, and share-worthy, especially with the use of the convenient LED camera flash.


Entertainment can come in all shapes and sizes, but if there's one thing that most people can agree on, it's that TV absolutely has to be one of them. For Torque, that is the purpose of having the EGO Beat TV in the line-up: to offer free mobile TV wherever you go. Now you can just whip out your smartphone whenever you want to, and pull out the built-in TV antenna to start watching local TV channels for free. It also has front- and rear-facing 3MP cameras for your quick selfies and mobile photography sessions. It’s an all-around entertainment device.



And of course, as smartphones are Internet-connected devices, their wireless antennas are of utmost importance. To that end, Torque has included a selection of high-speed data handsets, in the form of the EGO Chat, EGO Boost, and EGO Zoom 4G.

Both the EGO Chat and EGO Boost feature built-in high-speed 3G data chips, capable of supporting the country’s fast 3G networks as well as ubiquitous 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi. Now, you can actually enjoy going online and checking your favorite websites, thanks to instant high-speed connections. When you’re indoors, just use Wi-Fi. But when you’re outside, 3G is your friend.

Meanwhile, the EGO Zoom 4G comes with support for all local 4G LTE networks. And not only that, but it’s also the most powerful and feature-packed model in the entire line-up. For its screen, the Zoom 4G uses a 5-inch HD IPS display, while it relies on a quad-core MT6375 processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage for its performance. Its rear camera is fitted with an 8MP auto-focus sensor, while the front uses a 5MP camera. Both of them have an accompanying LED flash, on the back as well as the front. And to top it all off, it ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow as standard. It is comfortably Torque’s most advanced smartphone yet.

The EGO Zoom 4G can basically offer all the features of every other EGO series handset, all in a lightweight and compact package. It can be used to stream online music, play HD movies, capture sharp photos, and access all forms of social media. It’s your well-connected companion.


Part of the line-up is a selection of highly-reliable Android tablets, namely the EGO Tab S, EGO Tab Q, EGO Phab, and EGO Phab 3G. Depending on your needs, you may find a suitable model from these whether you’re looking for something with only Wi-Fi or you prefer one with built-in 3G networking. The tablets come pre-installed with either Android 4.4 KitKat or Android 5.1 Lollipop, and can be used for a variety of tasks and applications like watching online videos, reading e-books, viewing photo albums, or online chat, depending on the model.


The entire Torque EGO series smartphone line-up, including the Torque EGO tablets, will be available starting October 2016, with prices ranging from 999 Pesos to 3,499 Pesos. 

For more information, you can visit the nearest Torque concept store or kiosk, check out the Torque homepage, or follow any of Torque’s social media pages:  Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: TorqueMobile

The Walking Dead S7 Premieres October 24 on FOX

"Who did Negan kill?"

That has been the question plaguing the minds of The Walking Dead fans around the world following the cliffhanger ending to season 6 earlier this year. Fans don't have to wait much longer to find out with the highly anticipated Season 7 premiering on FOX on October 24th at 11:35 AM and 8:55 PM, on the same day as the US premiere.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead is an award-winnning drama series and a global phenonmenon, following Rick Grimes and his group as they navigate life and dangers after a zombie apocalypse.

And to kick off this latest season, FOX is launching 'The Riding Dead,' an exclusive VR campaign that places fans in the world of a zombie outbreak. "You've picked the wrong day to be stuck in a traffic jam…" says FOX as the premise of the stunt.

Partnering with Samsung and GrabCar, FOX will offer passengers an opportunity to experience their ride immersed amongst 'walkers,' as zombies are commonly referred to in the series, using Virtual Reality technology, promising a ride they will never forget.

Charo Espedido, Head of Marketing and Programming at FOX Networks Group Philippines, said the campaign aims to excite new and die-hard fans alike.

"This campaign was created specifically for fans in Southeast Asia with all the VR content shot in the region as well. We wanted to bring new fans into The Walking Dead world but also heighten the anticipation amongst the fans who have been following the series over the last 6 seasons, especially given the massive cliffhanger in last season's finale episode. Fans will be mesmerized by the VR experience, and avid fans will also notice certain hints and references to the series storyline that we've purposely dropped in. Make sure to look for them!"

The Riding Dead campaign will run in Manila from October 21 to November 17, 2016. Fans can book a ride through GrabCar's mobile app and keep a look out for the specially customized The Riding Dead GrabCars on the road.

Watch Star Magic Ball 2016 Red Carpet Event at ANC, TFC IPTV and

Avid Kapamilya fans, including overseas Filipinos can finally witness live, their favorite stars dressed to the nines during one of the most glamorous nights in the industry, the highly anticipated Star Magic Ball as The Filipino Channel (TFC) brings the red carpet coverage this Saturday (Oct. 22), beginning 6:30 p.m., Manila time, streaming simulcast ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) as can be seen via TFC’s internet protocol television (IPTV) and official online service

‘Front row access’ awaits fans as the biggest Kapamilya stars like Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual, This Generation’s Movie Queen Bea Alonzo, widely-popular loveteams Kathniel, Lizquen, and many more troop to the 10th Star Magic Ball, a celebration of ABS-CBN’s commitment to hone young Filipino artists to become exceptional stars in film and television.

Filipinos in key countries can get free access to the live red carpet coverage via ANC’s streaming simulcast on and TFC IPTV.  Meantime, Premium subscribers can catch the spectacle via VOD on TFC IPTV and              

Don’t miss the rare chance to be one of the first people to watch Kapamilya stars rock the Star Magic Ball red carpet this Saturday, Manila time.

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(Video) It's Showtime Magpasikat 2016 - Vice Ganda and Kim Atienza's LGBT-Themed Performance

Vice Ganda and Kim Atienza had a short but heartfelt performance for this year's "Magpasikat" on "It's Showtime."

On Friday, Vice Ganda and Kim closed the "Magpasikat" week with a dance number sending a message about acceptance and gender equality.

They were joined by Hashtags members Tom and Zeus, and Girl Trends members Nikki, Jane, Mica and Chienna.

Child actor Izzy Canillo was also part of the performance.

Check out their performance below:

(Video) It's Showtime Magpasikat 2016 - Anne Curtis, Dawn Chang and Krissha Viaje Death-Defying Stunts

The group of Anne Curtis, Amy Perez and Joey Marquez received a standing ovation and perfect 10 score from the live audience and hurados with their death-defying aerial stunts dance performance on It's Showtime's "Magpasikat" segment to celebrate their seventh anniversary.

Joining them are Girl Trends members Dawn Chang and Krissha Viaje and Hashtag's Paulo Angeles and Ryle Paolo Tan.

Watch their performance below:

(Video) It's Showtime Magpasikat 2016 - Karylle, Jugs Jugueta and Teddy Corpuz EPM Performance

Karylle, Jugs Jugueta, and Teddy Corpuz wowed the viewers and the hurados with their electronic Pinoy music festival performance on Wednesday's edition of Magpasikat on "It's Showtime".

Members of Hashtags and GirlTrends were also part of the performance, which was inspired by a music festival.

Watch their performance below:

(Video) It's Showtime Magpasikat 2016 - Vhong Navarro and Jhong Hilario's Uncoventional Performance

Vhong Navarro and Jhong Hilario paid tribute to all the janitors in their unconventional performance for Magpasikat Week, the much-awaited annual talent showdown of “It’s Showtime” in celebration of the show's anniversary.

Vhong and Jhong incorporated their dance steps into various forms of sports and mixed martial arts as they supposedly compete for the “golden stick.”

They also utilized a unique computer effect which further enhanced the audience’s viewing experience of their performance.

Several janitors also graced the “It’s Showtime” studio towards the end of the performance.

Watch their performance here:

(Video) It's Showtime Magpasikat 2016 - Billy Crawford, Ryan Bang and Piolo Pascual Comedy Skit Performance

Billy Crawford and Ryan Bang were joined by ultimate heartthrob Piolo Pascual on Monday for the Magpasikat Week performance in celebration of It's Showtime 7th anniversary.

Billy and Ryan kicked off the much-awaited Magpasikat Week, performing an original comedy skit, a game show and a musical number. 

Not just Piolo suddenly appeared on stage to the delight of viewers, the two hosts also surprised the audience when they suddenly kissed on the lips. 

Aside from Pascual, Hashtags members McCoy de Leon and Jimboy and Girl Trends Barbie, Kamille, Erin and Joana also joined the performance.

Watch their performance here:

Torque Reveals Why Elisse Joson Could Be the Most Credible Mobile Phone Endorser

"Why not?" Chris Uyco, CEO and chief innovator at Torque Mobile, reacted when asked by media during the grand announcement of Torque EGO series Boost Edition last October 13.

In conjunction to the media launch of the entire Torque EGO series smartphone line-up, the leading maker of Android-based tablets in the Philippines, also revealed its newest brand ambassador - ex-PBB Season 7 housemate Elisse Joson.

According to Uyco, Torque already signed Elisse even before she entered the PBB House as they already seen her potential to represent the product very well. In fact "when we released the teaser photo online, even her face is covered, it already gathered thousands of likes and shares on social media. That's how influential she is,"  

Elisse, talking before the media after the launch, said her heart is overwhelmed with joy knowing that despite her status as a newbie to the industry, people behind the brand already put their trust on them.

"Kahit hinde pa naman ako ganun kakilala be part of Torque even before PBB, nakakatuwa po kase napakaswerte ko po, napaka-blessed ko po kase they trusted me with this one." she said. 

Millennials right now are so dependent on gadgets. Study says that these people wouldn't mind  spending extra so long as the brand meets their demands. In her case, what made her choose Torque over other cellphone brand.

"Being a millenial lagi akong naka-cellphone talaga. Text, internet, calls, social media, parang nandito lahat [while looking at her Torque mobile phone] yung kailangan ko. Importante sa akin ang may reliable phone. Saka like yung sa schedule ko po, I am blessed to have a lot of projects in the past couple of months and yung Zoom 4G is a big help to manage my schedule so I never missed any of it. Mahilig din po akong mag-selfie ang itong Torque is really great for me kase the front camera has flash.

"Super bilis din ng internet niya. Kase social media is really important to us and dun ako nakaka-reach out to my lovely supporters kaya it really helps me to have fast internet. Ang dami talagang naitulong nito sa lifestyle ko." she added.

When asked if how reliable is her Torque mobile phone in keeping in touch with rumored boyfriend McCoy de Leon, Elisse said, "Dahil nga mabilis yung internet sa Torque Zoom 4G ko, yung viber messages namin tuloy-tuloy."  

Friday, October 21, 2016

Promate PH for Pinoy Millenials #IncredibleKnowHow

According to study, millennials make up 21% of consumer discretionary purchases. Almost 50% of them would be more willing to make a purchase from a brand that satisfies and enhance their lifestyles even if it means paying a bit more.

They say, millennials are 2.5x more likely to be an early adopter of technology than other generations and to them new technology must serve a purpose in order be considered "cool". They are creative, always crave for adventure, stylish and want a brand that meets their ever changing demands. That's what PROMATE, a Dubai-based company, is good at.

Known to be an award-winning brand of digital lifestyle accessory, PROMATE offers a wide-array of computer peripherals, mobile and car accessories that best fit the fast-paced lifestyle of their consumers. Click to see their product line-up.

Our job at Promate Technologies is to know what our clients want before they even know it. We find a niche in the market, identify what the end user needs and fill that gap.” said Dimple Condes, Promate Philippines country manager, adding “We feel we’ve done a pretty good job at it because Promate Technologies has been accorded quite a number of global awards for over a thousand of our products. Most recently, we’ve been awarded this year for three – the linkMate.MUI and auraBox both awarded by the Distree EMEA Diamond Awards and bikerMate awarded by iF Design Awards. This is what we want to bring to the world – where Promate innovation is creativity at its finest – and the Philippines has become our next stop because really, the Filipinos’ hyper-connected lifestyle is complemented by many of our products.”

Just recently, PROMATE announced that they are bringing their reinvisioned lifestyle technology products to the Philippines. In fact, their products are now available to the Filipino market via Promate Concept Stores at SM North Edsa Annex, SM Clark, Ayala Cebu, and at Silicon Valley, Tomiko stores and at

The Philippines is our next stop because the Filipinos’ hyper-connected lifestyle is complemented by many of our products,” Condes said.

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PROMATE product ranges from:

Powerbanks, Adapters and Car Accessories like Promate Provolta-21, 20800mAH powerbank and Promate Groove powered with 20-watt wireless speaker and a built-in 8800mAH battery

Cool wearable Fitness Tech Products such as Promate liveBelt-2 sporty belt band, Promate SnugRide waterproof case with bike mount and  Promate Solix-1 waterproof headsets.

Professionally designed Gadget Accessories that incudes Promate MacHub-12 hi-speed USB hub for your Mac and Promate bluClass-2 wireless multipoint headset for hands-free calling and music streaming.

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And to celebrate its entry in the Philippine market, PROMATE has a bundle promo of their linkMate-MUL (2-in1 IOS & Android Cable) and Nano-OTG for P489 instead of the regular price of P790. These two products, when used together, allow you to transfer photos and battery from one phone to another. This promo runs until October 31 at Silicon Valley stores.

PROMATE is also offering 50-percent off on online purchases of the Clix-3 Wireless Mouse, Keymate-2 Mice & Keyboard Combo, Solix Headset,Boom Headset & smartPlug-UK until October 31 at Promate-Lazada store.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

KathNiel, Darren Espanto, BaiLona, Yeng Constantino, JaDine Big Winners at PUSH Awards 2016

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla topped the list of awardees in the recently concluded PUSH Awards 2016.

Kathryn won Push Tweet Female Celebrity and Push Gram Female Celebrity, while Daniel won Push Tweet Male Celebrity.

Their blockbuster tandem won Push Like Group/Tandem, Push Tweet Group/Tandem, Push Gram Group/Tandem, Push Play Group/Tandem, and Push Elite Tandem Celebrity of the Year.

Darren Espanto took home five awards namely Push Like Male Celebrity, Push Like Music Artist, Push Play Music Artist, Popular Song Cover for "I Believe," and Push Elite Music Artist Celebrity of the Year.

Bailey May was awarded Push Like Newcomer, while Ylona Garcia recieved Push Gram Newcomer, Push Play Newcomer and Push Elite Newcomer Celebrity of the Year.

Yeng Constantino collected four awards: Push Like Female Celebrity, Push Tweet Music Artist, Push Play Female Celebrity, and Push Elite Female Celebrity of the Year.

Nadine Lustre won Popular Female Fashion Icon and Popular TV Performance as Leah in "On the Wings of Love" while James Reid won Popular TV Performance as Clark for the same primetime series.

Other winners include Vice Ganda who gathered four awards namely Push Gram Male Celebrity, Push Play Male Celebrity, Popular Movie Performance for "Beauty and The Bestie," and Push Elite Male Celebrity of the Year.

Tommy Esguerra won Popular Male Fashion Icon while Miho Nishida was given the Push Tweet Newcomer award.

Kim Chiu won Push Gram Music Artist.

Angelica Panganiban won Popular LOL Video for her "Hugot Lines" on "Banana Sundae."

Baby Maria Letizia Dantes for Popular Celebrity Baby, Karla Estrada for Popular Celebrity Mommy, and Zoren Legaspi for Popular Celebrity Daddy.

Yassi Pressman was awarded Popular Dance Cover for "Work." Alyssa Valdez was awarded Popular Sports Personality, Rod Magaru won Popular Showbiz Blogger, and LizQuen (Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil) fans won the Ultimate Fan Award.

The event which was held at the Dolphy Theater on October 19 was hosted by reel and real-life sweethearts Gretchen Ho and Robi Domingo.

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(Look) Get Wasted in OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY Poster

The teaser poster for Paramount Pictures' new holiday comedy Office Christmas Party has just been released, encouraging office workers to "Party like your job depends on it."

In "Office Christmas Party," when the CEO (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he (T.J. Miller) and his Chief Technical Officer (Jason Bateman) must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.

The latest comedy from directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck (Blades of Glory) co-stars Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn, Jillian Bell, Rob Corddry, Vanessa Bayer, Randall Park, Sam Richardson, Jamie Chung, and Courtney B. Vance in the funniest movie of the holiday season.

Opening across the Philippines on December 07, "Office Christmas Party" is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

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CBN Asia Launches a New Kiddie TV Show 'OYAYI' this Sunday on ABS-CBN

In the photo are Oyayi characters Kuya Maki and Kuwago Zhibago with kiddie hosts Clarence Delgado and Mutya Orquia last October 17 on the morning show Umagang Kay Ganda.

CBN Asia, Inc. in partnership with the National Council for Children's Television proudly present OYAYI (Lullaby) - the newest TV program that kids and families will surely love.

Children and their parents will have another reason to bond and have fun, while learning valuable lessons together at the comfort of their homes.

Oyayi aims to cultivate, promote, and rekindle among the youth timeless lessons such as love for family and for others, appreciation for arts and culture, preservation and conservation of our environment and natural resources, wise and responsible use of technology and social media, disaster preparedness and much more!

Oyayi seeks to ignite kids' passion and love for country, encourage them to be responsible citizens, and equip them to be responsible citizens, and equip them to use and maximize their talents and skills to its greatest potential that will benefit the country and future generations to come.

Oyayi will begin airing this Sunday, October 23, 9:30 am on ABS-CBN.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Kris Aquino's Entry to GMA Network was Rejected by High Profile Executive

Now that Calle Siete is bidding its viewers goodbye, showbiz observers are wondering if the much-publicized return of Kris Aquino to GMA Network will finally going to happen.


For the longest time, TAPE occupies the said timeslot which is a pre-program to its flagship show Eat Bulaga! TAPE, being the one managing the career of Kris now made her return to Kapuso network possible after her attempt to seek a new ABS-CBN contract was rejected by the Kapamilya network.

Source said that Kris was really hoping that she'd be occupying the said time slot. But in the recent turn of events, another show will take over soon after Calle Siete ended, "Trops" topbilled by the new discoveries from Eat Bulaga's "That's My Bae" contest.

"We heard someone powerful rejected Kris in being in that slot, but sorry, we're not at liberty to say who. We're sure Kris herself knows. So, as long as that someone is objecting, she can never have that time slot for her own show.

Kris said she cried herself to sleep for three weeks because of what happened with GMA." the source added.

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(Video) Jessy Mendiola Says 'Yes' to Marrying Luis Manzano

Without going into the details of her supposed relationship, actress Jessy Mendiola said she is open to the idea of marrying TV host and actor Luis Manzano.

In an interview on "Tonight With Boy Abunda" that aired on Tuesday, the FHM's Sexiest Woman 2016 was asked: "If there is one person, if there is one man, that you will marry at this point in your life, would that be Luis (Manzano)?"

With a wide smile on her face, she replied with a simple "Yes."

Jessy, however, declined to confirm if she and Luis are officially a couple.

The actress added that it is better to ask Luis about the real status of their relationship.

Super Sexy Kim Domingo Ginebra Calendar Girl 2017 (Photos)

Kim Domingo was officially revealed as Ginebra's Calendar Girl for 2017.
The French-Filipina Kapuso sexy star joins the ranks of previous muse of the liquor brand like Arci Muñoz, Marian Rivera, Georgina Wilson and Solenn Heussaff.

Check out the five layouts of Ginebra's 2017 calendar with a “cheeky and geeky” theme, showing Kim’s fun and quirky side:

TV5 'Wattpad Presents' Awarded Best Youth-Oriented Program by ALTA Media Icon Awards 2016

Wattpad Presents, TV5's boob tube adaptation of the most popular stories published on Wattpad, the world's largest online community of writers and readers, was awarded as Best Youth-Oriented Program in the recently concluded ALTA Media Icon Awards.

Present during the awarding ceremony wasTV5's Head of Current Programming, Ms. JoAnn Banaga (center).

ALTA Media Icon is an award-giving body for excellence in Print, Broadcast, Film, Recording and Social Media organized by the University of Perpetual Help. 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Star Magic Ball 2016: 16 Kapamilya Young Stars You See Fire Up the Red Carpet

Every year, fresh and talented young stars rise to the top of the competitive world of show business. These young actors and actresses do their best to make a mark in the industry at their young age. Whether they’re rookies or indie talents, whether they’ve experienced awards night or are just starting to make baby steps into the limelight, these are the youth that you should keep an eye on!

We’ve selected trending young stars who are set to fire up the red carpet at this year’s Star Magic Ball.

 Michelle Vito

 Maris Racal

 Julia Barretto

 Janella Salvador

Jane Oineza and Jerome Ponce

 Bailey Mae and Ylona Garcia

 Joshua Garcia and Loisa Andalio

 Nash Aguas and Alexa Ilacad

Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano

 Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo




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