Friday, December 9, 2016

Kaye Abad and Paul Jake Castillo Wedding Video

Kapamilya actress Kaye Abad and former "PBB" housemate Paul Jake Castillo tied the knot in a church wedding ceremony held at the San Pedro Calungsod Chapel in Cebu on Friday, December 9, 2016.

The lovely bride wore a custom Francis Libiran wedding gown intricately embellished with Francis Libiran's signature embroidery and laser cutouts encrusted with fine stones and crystals.

Check out the wedding video here:


The first trailer for "Spider-Man: Homecoming" featuring the newest Peter Parker/Spider-Man Tom Holland was released Friday by Marvel and Sony.

The trailer also features Tony Stark/Ironman (Robert Downey Jr.) as a mentor to a young Parker as well as the first look at the villain Adrian Toomes/Vulture (Michael Keaton).

The Spider-Man costume noticeably sports the Steve Ditko "web wings" which Spidey used for gliding in the earlier comic versions of the superhero.

Watch below:

An updated synopsis, which was released just a few hours ahead of the trailer's debut, says "Homecoming" tells of the story of a young Spider-Man who's beginning to navigate his newfound identity.

"A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

"Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.).

"Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened."

"Spider-Man: Homecoming," directed by Jon Watts, will hit the cinemas in July 2017.

Pinoy Pride: 2 Pinoy Teams Made it to Amazing Race Asia Season 5 Finale

Both Filipino teams competing for $100,000 grand cash prize in the 5th season of Amazing Race Asia made it to the finals of the most reality TV show.
Former It's Showtime host Eric "Eruption" Tai and wife Rona Samson and Pinay beauty queens Parul Shah and Maggie Wilson are now a step closer from winning the top prize after finishing first and second spots beating the teams from Malaysia and Indonesia in the race leg that began in Yogyakarta and ended in East Java in Indonesia.
The Malaysian pair of Yvonne Lee and Chloe Chen came in third, while the Indonesian duo of Treasuri and Louisa Kusnandar finished last and was ousted.
In the final episode, which will be shown on December 15 on AXN, the competitors will have to race from East Java to Bali.

Ali Forbes and Jesi Corcuera Evicted from PBB House

Former Binibining Pilipinas 2012 first runner-up Ali Forbes and trasman Jesi Corcuera were both evicted from "Pinoy Big Brother" house on Thursday night, December 8, 2016.

This double
eviction episode of Pinoy Big Brother has completed Big Brother's "Lucky 7" housemates for this particular batch. It comprises Tanner Mata, Cora Waddell, Luis Hontiveros, Baninay Bautista, Jerome Alacre, Wil Dasovich, and Aura Azarcon.

FIFTY SHADES DARKER New Steamy Trailer Released

The new steamy trailer for Universal Pictures' hotly anticipated romantic thriller Fifty Shades Darker has just dropped and may be viewed at
Fifty Shades Darker opens in Philippine cinemas February 08, 2017
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling Fifty Shades phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015's blockbuster film that grossed more than $560 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine's Day and invites you to slip into something a shade darker.
When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian's past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.
Also returning from Fifty Shades of Grey are Academy Award® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini, who are joined for the first time by Oscar® winner Kim Basinger, Hugh Dancy, Bella Heathcote and Eric Johnson.
"Fifty Shades Darker" is directed by James Foley (Fear, House of Cards) and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series. The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on the book by James.
"Fifty Shades Darker" is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Albert Martinez Dies After Bloody Match with Coco Martin

Veteran actor Albert Martinez, who is the main antagonist on "Ang Probinsyano," bade farewell to the top-rating prime time series on Wednesday night.

Albert's character, Tomas Tuazon, is the big boss behind the biggest drug syndicate in the series. He is also the husband of Verna (Agot Isidro) and the father of Joaquin (Arjo Atayde).

Throughout his stint in the show, Tomas Tuazon has been involved in countless crimes. One of the most unforgettable was the murder of Carmen (Bela Padilla), who was then the wife of Joaquin.

Apart from leading a drug business, Tomas Tuazon was also involved in human trafficking and illegal gambling.

Despite this, he was able to hide his evil deeds with the help of Joaquin, whose arms were wrapped around him during his last breath.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

(Watch) A Brand-New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Trailer

It's showtime. Obviously. Watch the brand new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser trailer that's just been launched by Marvel Studios at

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is written and directed by James Gunn. The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana as Gamora; Dave Bautista as Drax; Bradley Cooper as the voice of Rocket; Vin Diesel as the voice of Groot; Michael Rooker as Yondu; Karen Gillan as Nebula; and Sean Gunn as Kraglin. New cast members include Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan and Kurt Russell.

Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" continues the team's adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill's true parentage.

"Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is produced by Marvel Studios' president, Kevin Feige, with Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Nik Korda and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

Opening across the Philippine on April 26, 2017, Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" is distributed in the Philippines by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Meghan Trainor Writes, Performs 'I'm a Lady' for SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE Movie

"I'm a Lady," a new song from the multi-platinum reigning Grammy Awards Best New Artist Meghan Trainor, will be featured in Sony Pictures Animation's Smurfs: The Lost Village. The song is performed & written by Meghan Trainor and produced by Martin Rene, Monsters & Strangers and Meghan Trainor.

Fans will be able to hear the song in the new year, in advance of the film's debut in Philippine cinemas on March 29, 2017.

Commenting on the announcement, Trainor said, "I love the Smurfs and was honored when they asked me to write a song for this new movie. I was especially excited – I wrote the whole thing in one evening!"

In this fully animated, fresh new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

Directed by Kelly Asbury, the film is written by Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon, based on the characters and works of Peyo. Produced by Jordan Kerner and Mary Ellen Bauder Andrews, the film features the voices of Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel, Joe Manganiello as Hefty Smurf, Jack McBrayer as Clumsy Smurf, Danny Pudi as Brainy Smurf, with Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf.

"Smurfs: The Lost Village" is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

MOANA Breaks Animation Record in PH with P85-M Gross in 5 Days

Disney's "Moana" found out "how far it'll go" at the Philippine box-office – and far it went with an opening weekend gross of P85.68-million in only five days.

The sea-faring adventure also broke the record for the all-time biggest opening day gross for an nimated film last Nov. 30 with a rollicking P24.9-million, surpassing the sales of last year's "Minions" at P22.9-million.

This was announced today by a spokesman of Walt Disney Studios Philippines.

"Moana" has everything going for it: glowing reviews; Dwayne Johnson, who voices a demigod enlisted by a fierce young Polynesian heroine; and "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who co-wrote the infectious songs. Newcomer Auli'i Cravalho voices the title character.

SM Mall of Asia (P2.89-M), Power Plant (P2.42-M) and SM Megamall (P2.37-M) took the lion's share of the box-office pie, followed by outstanding performers Trinoma (P2.04-M), SM North EDSA (P2-M), Greenbelt 3 (P1.94-M), Ayala Cebu (P1.73-M), Alabang Town Center (P1.67-M), Glorietta 4 (P1.66-M) and SM Cebu (P1.55-M).

Also contributing significant returns are Bonfacio High Street (P1.41-M), SM Seaside Cebu (P1.32-M), Shang Cineplex (P1.22-M), Greenhills Promenade (P1.19-M), U.P. Town Center (P1.18-M), Eastwood (P1.17-M), SM Iloilo (P1.13-M), SM Southmall (P1.12-M), Robinsons Magnolia (P1.04-M) and SM Aura (P1.03-M).

In the U.S., "Moana" has grossed a buoyant $119.9-million after 17 days. Its global box-office now stands at a robust $177.5-million, and rising.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes "Moana," a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who is inspired to leave the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people. Inexplicably drawn to the ocean, Moana (voice of Auliʻi Cravalho) convinces the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson) to join her mission, and he reluctantly helps her become a wayfinder like her ancestors who sailed before her. Together, they voyage across the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills her quest 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"), produced by Osnat Shurer ("Lifted," "One Man Band"), and featuring music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and OpetaiaFoa'i, "Moana" is now playing in theaters across the Philippines. For more information, visit, like us on Facebook, WaltDisneyStudiosPH; follow us on Twitter, @disney_phil; follow us on Instagram, and use the hashtags #MoanaPH and #FindYourWay. FB/Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat: @showbiznest

10 ‘Minute To Win It’ Games that Will Add Fun To Your Christmas Parties


It’s that time of the year again when your loved ones or work colleagues get together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. While the exchanging of gifts and food may serve as the highlight of these gatherings, what makes them exciting are the games that bring out the competitive spirit in everyone.

Make your Christmas parties and family get-together more fun and exciting by playing some of the most memorable games in ABS-CBN’s “Minute to Win It” that use only everyday materials that can be found at home or in the office. 

Here’s a list of “Minute to Win It” games, as well as their blueprints and the materials you need to play them, that both kids and adults will surely enjoy:
Face the Cookie

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Flip Your Lid

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Card Ninja

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Puddle Jumper

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Pop Top

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Glassroad Trucker

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Movin’ On Up

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Stick the Landing

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If you need more game ideas, just watch “Minute to Win It” from Mondays to Fridays, before “TV Patrol,” on ABS-CBN.

History Unfolds as ABS-CBN Reveals the 5 Members of PINOY BOYBAND SUPERSTAR on December 10 and 11

Pinoy Boyband Superstar” will finally reveal the five singing heartthrobs who will make up the first ultimate Pinoy Boyband as the competition draws to a close this weekend (December 10 and 11).

A nerve-racking finale titled “The Grand Reveal” awaits viewers as Ford Valencia, Joao Constancia, Mark Oblea, Niel Murillo, Russell Reyes, Tony Labrusca, and Tristan Ramirez set out to prove their worth to the superstar judges and to the fans. It will also serve surprises as the name of the winners’ boyband will also be announced and the viewers will have the privilege to hear their first single.

This Saturday (December 10), the seven singing heartthrobs will be divided into three groups – two pairs and a trio. By the end of the night, one hopeful will be named the first member of the boyband via the combined scores from the public votes and votes of superstar judges Vice Ganda, Sandara Park, Yeng Constantino, and Aga Muhlach.

The six remaining aspirants, meanwhile, will have their do-or-die performance come Sunday (Dec 11). The four other members will be also decided through the votes of the public and the judges.

Who will fulfill their dream and emerge victorious?

Will it be Ford, the Hunky Haranista of Valenzuela City, whose soulful voice and undeniable appeal brought him to the finals?

There is also Joao, the Party Prince of Macau, with his overflowing charisma and strength in dancing landed him a spot in the top 7.

Mark, the Kwelang Badboy of Bacoor, used his rocker charm and distinct voice to woo his fans and the judges.

Despite the fact that he is the youngest among the seven, Niel, the Kanto Boy Next Door of Cebu, has since come out of his shell to toughen up and deliver strong performances.

Russell, the Fil-Am-azing Boy of Illinois, has displayed consistency in his singing and continues to learn the Filipino language.

On the other hand, Tony, known as the Badboy of Vancouver, has shown that he has what it takes to step out from his parents’ shadow to make his own name.

Described as the ‘dark horse’ of the group, Tristan, the Buff Balladeer of Bulacan, whose unique personality sets him apart from his competitors.

The five winners of “Pinoy Boyband Superstar” will receive exclusive contracts with Star Magic, recording contracts with One Music, Yamaha motorcycles, and P5 million cash.

Be sure to tune in to the two-day finale to vote for your favorites through text and online via Google. To vote, just text BB (space) NAME OF CONTESTANT and send it to 2366. Only one vote per SIM card will be counted. 

To vote online, just Google “PBS VOTE” and click the photo of your chosen grand finalist and hit the “submit vote” button. Only one vote per Google/Gmail account will be accepted. Wait for the cue from host Billy Crawford on Saturday and Sunday if the voting lines are already open.

Don’t miss the “Pinoy Boyband Superstar: The Grand Reveal,” to be hosted by Billy Crawford, on Saturday (December10) at 7:15PM, and on Sunday (December 11) at 7pm, For updates, visit, on Facebook, and follow @BoybandPH on Twitter.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Phenomenal Young Comedy Star Awra Briguela Shares Heartbreaking Real-life Story in MMK

Before rising as one of the funny and bubbly child star Awra, who was first seen in the hit primetime series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” and is in the top-grossing film “The Super Parental Guardians,” had gone through many hardships in life.  Watch his story this Saturday (December 10) in “MMK.”

At an early age, Awra or McNeal Briguela in real life, knew that he wanted to be like his idol Vice Ganda when would grow up. Even his parents believed that he could be an actor someday after seeing his gift in dancing, acting, and doing comedy. They have always been very supportive of his dreams and even his identity.

But his happy family was shaken by the unexpected departure of his mother, Marivic (Aleck Bovick). His father Oneal (Janus Del Prado) was very devastated about the situation and even began neglecting his duties as a father to Awra and his siblings. The sudden change affected Awra very much, since he grew up knowing that his father was a loving and understanding man.

How did Awra get through this tough trial in his life?

Joining this “MMK” episode are Eliza Pineda, Amy Nobleza, Lance Lucido, Gerard Madrid, Lui Manansala and Crispin Pineda. The episode is directed by Dado Lumibao and written by Arah Badayos and Benson Logronio. “MMK” is led by Star Creatives COO Malou Santos.

Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK”, every Saturday on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). Catch its latest episodes on or for Sky subscribers.

ABS-CBN Wins Awards for TV, Radio and Online at PUP Mabini Media Awards 2016

ABS-CBN, the country’s leading media and entertainment company, extends its winning streak in student award-giving bodies after bringing home major awards for television, radio, print, and online at the recent Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ (PUP) Mabini Media Awards last week.

The Kapamilya Network, which is now rapidly transitioning into a digital company, brought home a total of 19 trophies, including Station of the Year for ABS-CBN, Best AM Radio Station of Year for DZMM Radyo Patrol 630, Best Fashion and Lifestyle Magazine for Metro Magazine, and Best Online News Website for

ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs led the winners with 10 nods including Best Morning Program for “Umagang Kay Ganda,” Best Educational Program for “Matanglawin”, Best Sports Program for “Sports U,” Best Public Affairs Program for “Failon Ngayon,” Best AM Radio News Program for “Radyo Patrol Balita,” and Best AM Radio News Commentary Program for “Dos Por Dos.”

Broadcast journalists Karen Davila and Anthony Taberna were also awarded Best Female News Anchor and Best AM Radio Commentary Program Host, respectively.

ABS-CBN also took home the major awards in the entertainment category. Leading the way is Coco Martin’s “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” which won Best Primetime Drama Series, “It’s Showtime” (Best Variety Show), “Be My lady” (Best Daytime Drama Series), “Gandang Gabi Vice” (Best Talk Show), and “The Voice Kids” (Best Game/Reality Show).

The company’s flagship FM radio station, MOR 101.9, also had a successful night with DJ Chacha Babes winning Best FM Female DJ and her program “Heartbeats with Chacha Babes” being awarded as Best FM Program.

The PUP Mabini Media Awards is the largest students’ choice award-giving body aiming to give recognition to outstanding media practitioners, networks, programs, and radio stations that are exemplary models to communication students.

With this win, ABS-CBN received its 8th Best Station Award from a student award giving body this year. ABS-CBN is home to the nation’s top-rating TV programs, box-office films, and best-selling books and music. With the ability to harness the latest in technology and innovation, the company is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company with the biggest online presence among all media companies, and a growing list of digital properties. ABS-CBN was also first in the country to offer content online and on mobile, and even pioneered digital television in the nation.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Pinoy Boyband Superstar 7 Grand Finalists Revealed

The first grand finalists of ABS-CBN hit talent-reality singing competition "Pinoy Boyband Superstar" have been named.

On Saturday's 5th live performance episode, the remaining 8 contestants had to perform duets. The pairings consist of:

Tristan Ramirez and Joao Constancia. They performed "What Do You Mean" by Justin Bieber

Niel Murillo and Ford Valencia sang "So Sick" by Ne-Yo.

Russel Reyes and James Ryan Cesena gave an outstanding rendition of Aerosmith's "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith.

Tony Labrusca performed Rivermaya's "You'll Be Safe Here" with Mark Oblea. 

Joao, Russel, Niel and Mark received an automatic slot to the grand finals after being picked by judges Vice Ganda, Yeng Constantino, Dara Park and Aga Muhlach.

While Tristan, James Ryan, Ford, and Tony battled for public votes on Sunday by singing their respective "survival songs." 

Tristan sang "Knocks Me Off My Feet" by Daniel Padilla, while Tony performed "Pagkat Mahal Kita" by Bugoy Drilon (CLICK HERE TO WATCH)

James Ryan, on the other hand, sang Maroon 5's "Sunday Morning" and Ford with "I'm Not The Only One" by Sam Smith (CLICK HERE TO WATCH)

At the end of Sunday's last elimination, James Ryan was named the last eliminated contestant from the competition after receiving only 11.54% of viewers' votes.

Ford garned the highest number of viewers' votes at 42.56%, followed by Tony at 33.19%. Tristan was named the last grand finalist having received 12.71% of viewers votes.

Joao, Russel, Niel, Mark, Ford, Tony and Tristan will once again try to impress the judges in the
grand finals next week to earn one of the five slots in PINOY BOYBAND SUPERSTAR.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

This Christmas, Pilipinas Shell Gives Away 6 BMW Cars to Lucky Patrons

The holidays are fast approaching, and a great way to celebrate is to reward yourself with a lavish gift that would surely get you pumped up to take on more exciting journeys in the coming year.

Pilipinas Shell is taking your everyday trips to the next level by giving away luxurious rides this Christmas season. From November 4, 2016 to January 31, 2017, one of six luxury vehicles from BMW can be yours through special raffle draws to be conducted live in selected Shell stations monthly during the promo period.

Up for grabs are the BMW X3, BMW 3 Series Sedan 318d, and the BMW 1 Series Premium Hatchback 118i. Three BMW Motorrad motorcycle units will also be raffled off to lucky customers for a different kind of thrilling adventure. Get the chance to ride home a BMW Motorrad R1200GS or one of two BMW Motorrad F700GS!

Just drive to participating Shell stations and, with a minimum purchase, join the raffle for a chance to win one of the major prizes from BMW. Along with the raffle entry, you will also receive an automatic Php 10 gift voucher, which can be used on your next visit to Shell. Every Php 1,000 purchase of quality Shell fuels or Php 200 worth of Select or Deli2Go products earns you one raffle entry plus a gift voucher.

Shell lubricant purchases are also eligible for this promo. Every 4-liter purchase of Shell Helix Ultra or Shell Helix Ultra D gets you a Php100 discount voucher; 4 liters of Shell Helix HX7 or Shell Helix HX7 Diesel is equal to a Php50 discount voucher; a 3-liter purchase of Shell Advance Ultra gets you a Php50 discount; while a 3-liter purchase of Shell Advance AX7 or a 4-liter purchase of Shell Rimula R4X is equal to a Php30 discount voucher.

Christmas is always an exciting holiday. It’s the season of joy and we all go all out with sharing gifts and rewarding ourselves as well. This is why, aside from offering our customers an outright gift with their purchase, we are also giving them the chance to drive home their own luxury ride to make their holidays extra special,” says Anthony Lawrence Yam, Pilipinas Shell Vice President for Retail.

By providing quality fuel products and services to motorists around the world, Shell gained its foothold as a global leader in power and energy that pioneers next generation technology in developing new energy sources for a reliable energy mix, producing smarter products as well as promoting its smarter use, building smarter infrastructure and providing energy efficient engineering solutions that ultimately promote clean & efficient transport, sustainable mobility, energy efficiency and a new energy future to address the energy challenge.

As Shell continues its commitment to be every motorist’s partner on the road, it offers customers the chance to treat themselves and take their drives to a whole new level this holiday season. For more details on the promo and about Shell’s quality products and services, visit

FANTASTIC BEASTS Earns a Magical $.5 Billion Worldwide, P231 Million in the Philippines

On the heels of topping the box office in its opening weekend, the widely acclaimed magical adventure “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” surpassed half a billion dollars at the global box office on Tuesday, November 29, following its second weekend in release.  The announcement was made November 30 by Sue Kroll, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Audiences everywhere have flocked to theatres, eager to experience the new era in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling.  To date, the film has earned $161 million domestically and $344 million internationally for a global box office cume of $505 million and counting.  “Fantastic Beasts,” which is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, has also received praise from critics everywhere. 
In the Philippines, the film has grossed an outstanding P231.17-million in only 16 days, and still climbing.

In making the announcement, Kroll stated, “We are thrilled by the success of this new adventure, which is also the start of an exciting new franchise for the studio.  With ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ the brilliant J.K. Rowling has created an immersive story with timeless themes that are resonating with both critics and audiences in every corner of the world.  We congratulate her, our director David Yates, the wonderful cast and everyone involved in the film on this milestone.”

Jeff Goldstein, President, Domestic Distribution, said, “Anticipation grew exponentially in the weeks leading up to the release of ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ and now with the film in theaters we are seeing strong word of mouth and repeat attendance, which should carry the film through the holiday season and beyond.”

Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution and Growth Initiatives, added, “The enthusiastic global response to ‘Fantastic Beasts’ proves once again that the appeal of the wizarding world transcends language and borders.  We, too, foresee strong holds through the holidays and well into the new year.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” takes us to a new era of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, decades before Harry Potter and half a world away.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne stars in the central role of Magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident … were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is now playing nationwide in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Pays Tribute to Your Life's Unsung Heroes the Coca-Cola Way #TagahatidPasko

Unsung Heroes. 

These are the people who, regardless of the impact, brought us extra-joy this Holiday Season. We may not fully realize it, but they made the stress, the rush, and the year-end deadline distractions easier for us to bear.

They're the traffic enforcers who spent so spent day-in, day-out on the road to ease out traffic brought about by Christmas rush.

Security guards and elevator operators who greet us "good day!" with a wide smile.

Salesladies who helped us get the best gift we could give our loved ones.

The office messenger who offered to distribute our gifts so we could focus on the more essential concerns in the office. 

Taxi drivers who brought us home safe when we are intoxicated from the multiple Christmas parties we are obliged to attend.

Definitely, there are a lot of people who deserved our "thank yous" this Christmas season. They are the ones we could call our #TagahatidPasko. They may unknowingly touched our hearts and we may not be that well-privileged to offer gifts to show our appreciation, there is still one and a million effective ways to make them feel good.

Last Saturday, I was able to pay tribute to one of my Christmas bringers - my gym instructor/nutritionist - by treating him to Coca-Cola Christmas Concert held at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.

We joined hundreds of Filipinos gathered at the venue as Coca-Coca, the world’s largest beverage company, hosted a free concert especially dedicated to the simple everyday heroes who who makes us feel the magic of Christmas.

Just by showing a photo taken with their "TagahatidPasko, concertgoers were able to get a free entrance to the event which featured special performances by Rico Blanco, Gloc-9, Callalily and Sandwich.

The crowd had the chance to meet and greet and serenaded by two of the country’s hottest loveteams of the generation – Kapamilya young sweethearts Bailey May and Ylona Garcia and Till I Met You couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre.

Coca-Cola Ambassadors Enchong Dee, Diego Loyzaga, Alexa Ilacad, Nash Aguas with his team members from Gimme 5, Voice Kids PH Season 1 first placer Darren Espanto, Kapuso stars Benjamin Alves, Rocco Nacino, and Encantadia lead star Glaiza de Castro also joined the fun in the event.

Joy and excitement surrounded the area as concertgoers also enjoyed some of the on-ground activities such as the Coke karaoke booths, 5by20 Women Artisan Booth, Coke tattoo booths and the Coca-Cola Santa and Snow land stations where they took pictures and played with ice-cold snow.

Lucky winners from the raffle draw also got to take home new iPhones and Coca-Cola electric fans. And everyone in the crowd also received special rewards and gifts at the end of the night.

It's never too late. Share a glass full of ice-cold Coke now with your #TagahatidPasko and have a very, merry Christmas! 




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