Friday, February 10, 2017

5 Valentine Dates to Bring Your Loved Ones to Without Any Cost

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. As couples find creative ways to celebrate the love month, they usually think that special Valentine dates are expensive. But with ABS-CBNmobile’s Kapamilya VIP, you don’t need to break the bank to have a fun and memorable celebration with the love of your life.

As Kapamilya VIPs, ABS-CBNmobile prepaid and postpaid subscribers are entitled to a host of privileges like live shows, front-row seats in concerts, and the chance to get up-close and personal with their favorite Kapamilya stars.


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Here are some great date ideas that show how much you love and care:
  1. CAPTURE THE SING AND DANCE SHOWDOWNS OF KAPAMILYA STARS IN “ASAP” TOGETHER



In a world where uploading Instagram Stories is the coolest thing, there’s nothing cooler than capturing the epic sing and dance showdowns of Kapamilya stars on the “ASAP” stage with your significant other and sharing it with your Instagram followers. Conquer your #couplegoals by uploading a boomerang of Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador rocking the dance floor with their solid dance moves. Don’t forget as well to hit the record button during the star-studded tribute to an OPM icon in “ASAPinoy.” Nothing also beats hearing live the “ASAP” birit queens who always manage to give viewers goosebumps.



  1. GO ON A DATE AT THE RED CARPET PREMIERE OF A STAR CINEMA MOVIE



If getting dressed to the nines to attend a red carpet movie premiere is on your couple goals bucket list, then definitely look out for Star Cinema passes. As a Kapamilya VIP, you and your significant other can skip the long lines in cinemas and be part of a star-studded red carpet premiere. In fact, you have a chance this February 13 as Star Cinema holds a special Valentine screening of LizQuen’s “My Ex and Whys.” Plus, you and your date can even join the cast party. And if you can’t join the special event, just watch out for the regular movie passes to be given out to lucky Kapamilya VIPs.

  1. ENJOY LIVE COMEDY WITH THE “BANANA SUNDAE” CREW



If your idea of a great date involves fun and laughter, sign up for a slot to catch live the “Banana Sundae” crew throw witty punch lines and jokes at each other. Get your smartphones ready too to capture the amusing memories while watching Angelica Panganiban, John Prats, Jessy Mendiola, Pokwang, and more poke fun at each other. Who says good Valentine dates always need to be romantic, right?

  1. LAUGH OUT LOUD TOGETHER DURING VICE GANDA’S FUN INTERVIEWS



Ever wondered how awesome it is to be a live studio audience in “Gandang Gabi Vice?”

As a Kapamilya VIP, now is your chance to finally experience watching live the fun interviews of Vice Ganda with his celebrity guests. And the best part is, you can share the memory with the love of your life. Laugh out loud together whenever Vice Ganda teases his guests and shriek with the audience when he asks daring questions. Plus, you or your date could even be picked to participate in Vice Ganda’s antics with his guests.

  1. JOIN THE MOR LIVE SESSIONS TOGETHER



If you’re more of a radio fan, perhaps being part of the MOR live sessions is a perfect date for you and your significant other. Step into the radio booth of the number one FM station in the country and join MOR resident DJs Cha Cha, Jhai’ho, and Papi Charlz play the best love songs as you and your date enjoy a chill, yet romantic moment together.






The Kapamilya VIP (KVIP) experience is open to all active ABS-CBNmobile prepaid and postpaid subscribers. To join, prepaid subscribers need at least a P10 load balance, while postpaid subscribers just need to have an active account. To register your ABS-CBNmobile number to KVIP, text KVIP <space> REG <space> Name/Address to 2131. Afterwards, pick a Kapamilya show or event by texting KVIP <space> keyword of the Kapamilya show or event to 2131.

Meanwhile to view the available shows and events, text KVIP <space> LIST to 2131. Subscribers can send up to 10 entries in a day free of charge. KVIP winners will be notified through a call from an ABS-CBNmobile representative. For more information on KVIP, go toabscbnmobile.com/article/Kapamilya-VIP-8. ABS-CBNmobile 4G LTE SIMs are available in SM Stores nationwide.

Do not miss the chance to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a different way without breaking the bank and become a certified Kapamilya VIP. Visit abscbnmobile.com and follow ABS-CBNmobile in Facebook (facebook.com/abscbnmobile) and Instagram (@abscbnmobile) for updates.

Watch: Adele and Beyonce's Clash in the 59th Grammy Awards Live on Jack TV and SKY on Demand via SKYmobi


Queen Bey is going to head with Adele in this year’s most awaited music event, the 59th Grammy Awards airing on February 13, Monday at 9AM on Jack TV, available through SKY on Demand via SKYmobi.

SKY on Demand is SKY’s platform for watching cable content online anywhere in the country and it is accessible via SKY’s mobile Internet service, SKYmobi.

Beyonce leads the pack of this year’s Grammy nominees with nine nods, sharing the three core categories – Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year – with another queen of the music industry, Adele, who has five nominations. Both are up for Best Pop Solo Performance.

Completing Beyonce’s nominations are Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Music Video, Best Music Film, Best Rock Performance for a collaboration with Jack White, and Best Rap/Sung Performance for a team up with Kendrick Lamar. The Bey hive is abuzz not just with the performer’s nominations but also with her announced performance at the awards show.

Meanwhile, Adele is also set to perform at the ceremony and is nominated in the Best Pop Vocal Album.

Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga are also expected to take the stage. Expected to add an emotional punch into this year’s show is a tribute performance in memory of Prince and George Michael.

The Grammy Awards started in 1959. It has seen the change in technology when it comes to music production and distribution. This year digital and streaming technology has reached the Grammy’s with the nomination of Chance The Rapper in seven categories for his ‘streaming-only’ first album “Coloring Book.” This, along with the nomination of Beyonce and Adele, brings to light the convergence of traditional distribution through CDs and records and digital distribution through streaming services and digital purchases. Beyonce released her visual album “Lemonade” first through streaming, while Adele released “25” through physical records.

Watch this historic Grammy ceremony on Jack TV on February 13 at 9AM. It can also be seen on Jack TV on SKY on Demand via SKYmobi. Choose from three SKYmobi plans – SKYmobi Plan 499, SKYmobi Plan 999, and SKYmobi Plan 1499 – and get ready to experience the power of internet and cable on a single device anywhere you go. SKYmobi is now also available in 4G-LTE-SIM only plans. Call 418-0000 or visit www.skymobi.com.ph to subscribe to SKYmobi Pocket WIFI now!

GAMETIME with Migs Bustos Brings More Action to ANC


ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, gives the sports highlights of the day with a fresh perspective and analysis, through “Gametime,” a 30-minute sports newscast hosted by up and coming sportcaster Migs Bustos

It airs Mondays to Fridays from 9:30pm to 10:00pm.

Bustos is a seasoned commentator for the National Collegiate Athletic Association and contributes articles and analysis to ABS-CBN’s online sports hub, sports.abs-cbn.com. He began his career as sports analyst for ABS-CBN S+A sports channel’s “The Score,” DZMM’s “Fastbreak,” and ANC’s “Hardball,” before venturing into newscasting as an anchor for “ANC Headlines.”

In “Gametime,” Bustos will recap the day’s biggest sports stories while engaging viewers with segments like “Going Social,” where he shares social media reactions to the games, “Fan-Stat-Stic Lines of the Day,” where he discusses the best stat lines from the day’s top performers, “The Lookahead,” which previews the next day’s biggest sports events, and “Stuff Happens,” which turns the spotlight to the lighter side of sports.

The program also does live interviews with today’s top athletes and sports personalities like mixed martial arts champion Eduard Folayang of One Championship, incoming UP Fighting Maroon Bright Akhuetie and Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz.

“Gametime” is just one of the shows ANC will be launching this year as it further cements its position as the gold standard and primary source of Philippine news and analysis for the country’s business leaders and key decision makers.

Catch Migs Bustos on “Gametime” on ANC and ANC HD from Monday to Friday at 9:30pm. For more information, visit news.abs-cbn.com/anc, or follow ANC on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ANCalerts) and Twitter (@ANCalerts).

Shaina Magdayao, JC de Vera and Denise Laurel Tangled and Ruined by Love in THE BETTER HALF


Watch out for another unique story of love and obsession in “The Better Half,” ABS-CBN’s newest romantic drama and psychological thriller that will show how far people go for the person they believe will fill their other half, starting this Monday (February 13).

Four of ABS-CBN’s best actors and actresses, Shaina Magdayao, Carlo Aquino, JC De Vera, and Denise Laurel play characters who will go to extraordinary lengths for love as their lives get entangled in lies, betrayal, and dark secrets.

The series is produced by the team behind hit shows “Be Careful With My Heart,” “Dream Dad,” and “Ningning,” - all directed by Jeffrey Jeturian.

Get to know Camille (Shaina) and Marco (Carlo), a married couple whose relationship is tested by fate when his airplane crashes, leaving a big scar in his wife’s heart.

Believing her husband is already gone, Camille meets Rafael (JC), the man who will help her forget about her past. But just when they think they can start a new life together, Marco resurfaces and returns to Camille’s life, but now he is married to Bianca (Denise).

As their paths cross once again, will Marco and Camille turn their backs from the new life they have without each other, or will they just throw away the love and dreams they once built together? Will Rafael and Bianca let their other halves go, or will they fight for their love? How far will they go to prove they are the better half for the person they love?

Also part of “The Better Half” are Epi Quizon, Nadia Montenegro, Rommel Padilla, Carmi Martin, Zeppi Borromeo, Maila Gumila, Bart Guingona, Mari Kaimo, Joyce Ann Burton, Regine Angeles, Junjun Quintana, and Pooh. Completing the cast are Gilleth Sandico, Kate Alejandrino, Tiptip Fucoy, Delphine Buencamino, Lemuel Pelayo, Vincent Lim, and Johan Santos.

Don’t miss “The Better Half,” starting this Monday (Feb 13) on ABS-CBN. For updates, follow @thebetterhalfTV on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Experience 10 Hours of LizQuen Weekly on Jeepney TV


Kapamilya love royalties, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, make their small screen comeback on Jeepney TV with two-hour marathons Mondays through Fridays, and five-hour marathons on Saturdays and Sundays starting February 13 at 5PM.

Go back to where the LizQuen fever all began -  in La Presa, Benguet -  and relive the love story of Alexander “Xander” Grande III (Enrique Gil), the rebellious child of a hotel magnate, and Maria Agnes Calay (Liza Soberano), the humble, beautiful, and hardworking daughter of a strawberry farmer.

After Xander accidentally crashes into Agnes’ truck while base jumping, the latter’s parents force him to pay for the damages caused by his recklessness by having him work in the strawberry farm without any comfortable amenities. Aside from this, Xander and Agnes’ love is further challenged when they get entangled in the strawberry farm land dispute between their families.

When it aired in October 2014, “Forevermore” instantly ruled the national TV ratings game and topped social media  trends because of the gripping love story of Xander and Agnes. The finale episode of the Enrique and Liza-starrer even scored the series its all-time high national TV rating of 39.3%.

Adding to the success of the series, “Forevermore” was well-received by foreign audiences and aired internationally in countries such as Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Vietnam, and parts of Africa.

From the production of Star Creatives, “Forevermore” is under the direction of Cathy Garcia Molina.

Jeepney TV is the only local variety cable channel that offers the most extensive and well preserved archived programs that bridge generations of Filipino viewers by bringing back good memories and celebrating the best of Pinoy pop culture.

Catch the two-hour weekday marathon of “Forevermore” on Jeepney TV (SkyCable Channel 9), Mondays to Fridays beginning February 13, 5 PM to 7 PM with weekend recaps at 8 AM to 1 PM. For updates, like the Jeepney TV page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/JeepneyTV).

Fashion Designer Pepsi Herrera is Dead


Famous celebrity fashion designer Pepsi Herrera passed away Friday morning after suffering from cadiac arres‪t.




Pepsi is best known as the genius behind the elegant gowns and stylish suits worn by famous local celebrities like Kris Aquino, Kathryn Bernardo, Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil, Julia Montes, Toni and Alex Gonzaga, Erich Gonzales, Kim Chiu, Elisse Joson, Maja Salvador, Janella Salvador, Billy Crawford, Coleen Garcia, James Reid, Nadine Lustre, Maine Mendoza, Alden Richards, Regine Velasquez, among others.

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Erich Gonzales Break-Up with Daniel Matsunaga Confirmation and Moving On Hairstyle


Striking a new fiercer look, Erich Gonzales, during her contract renewal with ABS-CBN on Thursday, officially confirmed the news that she and Daniel Matsunaga have broken up.

"It's true po that we're not together anymore. It's over. To be honest po ayoko po talagang mag-detalye. I just want to move on." she said.

Erich also refuted Daniel's previous statement that they remain friends and are trying to fix their relationship. She also dismissed rumor about a third party causing their break up.

"Hindi po kami nag-uusap. It's not true that we are talking. Hindi po kami magkaibigan. Walang third party po."

When pressed to give more details, Erich said she chose to keep the details of their falling apart private.

"Like what I said, ayoko na sanang mag-detalye pa. I just really want to move on. I want to help myself. So that's what I'm doing po.

I just have to accept na may mga bagay-bagay talaga na we cannot control 'yung mga nangyayari sa buhay natin. Hindi natin kontrolado. So, life goes on."

However, she mentioned that to help herself move on, she has to take a social media detox, even deleting Daniel's photos and unfollowing him online.

"Yes, I deleted the photos. I unfollowed him. Like what I said, I wanted to help myself.

I also don't read any comments na siyempre - I mean, people want to believe what they want to believe. And, like I said, kami lang ni Daniel nakakaalam."

In the end, Erich shared what she learned from their relationship.

"Kapag nagmahal ka kailangan magtira ka pa para sa sarili mo."

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Watch: Kwentong Jollibee Valentine Series: VOW, DATE and CRUSH



To showcase some of the countless love stories that Pinoys have experienced with the country's number one and beloved fast-food chain, Jollibee has launched three new videos under its highly successful and much raved about #KwentongJollibee series in time for Valentine's Day.

In a special exclusive screening at the Ayala Malls The 30th, the media got to see firsthand the latest batch of #KwentongJollibee videos that were inspired by true and heartwarming stories of love. The complete cast of the Kwentong Jollibee Valentine series was also present to make the media preview even more special.

"For nearly four decades now, Jollibee has been a part of Filipinos' lives, witnessing the most touching of their life stories," said Francis Flores, Jollibee's Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer and Jollibee Philippines Marketing head. "Through these new episodes of #KwentongJollibee, the brand recognizes love in all its forms, as an icon which celebrates the joy that is present in each shared special moment."


Jollibee Stories from the Heart

In what could be the most relatable case of unrequited, unconditional love, "Vow" pays homage to people who continue to love, without expecting anything in return. Directed by Ianco delaCruz (who helmed all previous Kwentong Jollibee materials), it tells the story of a man who fell deeply in love with "the one" from the time he first saw her at a Jollibee store. But fate led them to a different path, and the story perfectly captures how love can take ona different form and still prevail in the end.



The second story "Date" explores the grim realities of life and love,yet brings to light the beautiful gift of endless love. Directed by Pepe Diokno, it showed how a young boy took the effort to arrange a surprise Valentine's dinner for his mother following his father's instructions to the letter. The son manages to set up the perfect datewith his mom, complete with her Jollibee favorites.  The mom was overwhelmed when the son shows her a video recording, which revealed that the Valentine's date was yet another proof of her husband's eternal love for her.



"Crush" is directed by Joel Ruiz and appeals to all the hopeless romantics in us. It is a feel-good and charming tale of a young college boy who's head-over-heels in love with his schoolmate and who chooses to express his feelings by leaving her with anonymouscheerful notes with her favorite Jollibee burger. Decades later, a homecoming event sees the boy, now an elderly man, making the same romantic gesture for the love of his life.



Three of the brand's previous #KwentongJollibee videos (Almusal, Entrance Exam and Mama's Girl) were among the campaigns recognized in the 2016 Araw Values Awards. Jollibee's viral Grandparents Day video 'Kahera' meanwhile made it to Google Asia Pacific's YouTube Leaderboard last September 2016 as among the most watched videos in the region -- the only campaign from the Philippines to make it to the list.

Through the years, Jollibee has witnessed many kinds of stories unfold, develop, and flourish in all its stores across the country. This Valentine's season, Jollibee and its new #KwentongJollibee series invites you to celebrate love and savor the joys that come with the special shared moments.

Watch and share the #KwentongJollibee shorts as they become available on www.youtube.com/user/jollibeedigital1 and www.facebook.com/JollibeePhilippines starting with "Vow" on February 9 at 5 p.m., "Date" on February 10 at 5 p.m., and "Crush" on February 11 at 3 p.m..

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Pinay Fashion Designer Monique Lhuillier Designs Dakota Johnson's Signature Looks in FIFTY SHADES DARKER


Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele dons a custom gown and capelet by Monique Lhuillier, renowned bridal, ready-to-wear and accessories designer, in the new film Fifty Shades Darker, the second chapter based on the worldwide bestselling “Fifty Shades” phenomenon, it was announced today. The film arrives in Philippine cinemas today.

Known for her glamour and modern elegance, Monique Lhuillier brilliantly captures Ana’s alluring beauty and vulnerability with this modern design. The liquid satin sheath gown with draped neckline and cross back in a silver hue exudes femininity and sophistication, while the handmade ostrich feather capelet adds exquisite glamour for Ana’s grand entrance in the film’s exclusive masquerade ball.

In keeping with the essence of her brand, Monique’s design evokes an enchanting, yet sophisticated, vision by weaving together sensuous and modern elements for the character of Ana. The fluid silhouette of the dress, which is topped with the elegantly embellished capelet, is distinctly Monique Lhuillier.  

I am so delighted to partner with Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades Darker to design for the character of Anastasia Steele,” said Lhuillier. “Like the Monique Lhuillier woman, Ana radiates confidence and femininity, and so the gown I imagined for this iconic scene encapsulates that modern sophistication.

I often thought of Dakota in Monique’s stunning gown as a ‘beautiful siren of simplicity,’” lauded Cunliffe.  “We sent Monique ideas and images that evoke old Hollywood, and she and her team took the inspiration from there - crafting this stunning confection. Ana’s cape itself was a challenge - each feather was sewn by hand - but I felt it would magnify Ana’s showstopping entrance at the ball, hearkening back to the 1930s screen sirens. Monique also beautifully resolved our need to create a gown which can effortlessly slip to the ground…another feat of engineering."


ABOUT FIFTY SHADES DARKER

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, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford and Max Martini, who are joined for the first time by Oscar® winner Kim Basinger, 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 novel by James. www.fiftyshadesmovie.com  


ABOUT MONIQUE LHUILLIER

Monique Lhuillier is internationally recognized as one of America’s foremost designers. Established in 1996 by Monique Lhuillier and her husband, Tom Bugbee, the company is considered one of the leading fashion houses in design, quality and creativity. With a passion for creating collections that are both feminine and modern, Monique Lhuillier continues to design ready-to-wear, accessories and bridal collections that are luxurious, chic and true to her aesthetic. Fans include Emma Stone, Blake Lively, Taylor Swift, Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Bell, Anna Kendrick and the First Lady Michelle Obama among others. Monique’s signature design sensibility has led to the launch of licensed products including fur, fine jewelry and tabletop, transforming the company into a luxury lifestyle brand. Monique Lhuillier products are distributed through Monique Lhuillier stores, premium department stores and specialty stores throughout the world.  

Pure Enchantment in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Final Trailer


Disney has released the final trailer of “Beauty and the Beast,” giving fans a longer peek than before to its enchanting story.

Check out the final trailer below:



Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.  

“Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.  

The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Le Fou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame De Garderobe, the wardrobe; Hattie Morahan as Agathe, the enchantress; Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.  

Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast” is written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Stephen Chbosky and Bill Condon.

Showing in Philippine cinemas starting March 16, 2017, “Beauty and the Beast” will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International. Like us on:

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CONVERSE Philippines Supports PETA's Hit Musical Comedy-Drama CARE DIVAS


Manila’s pioneer theater group, Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), presents the re-run of the hit musical comedy-drama ‘Care Divas’ to kick-start its 50th season program.

First staged in 2011, ‘Care Divas’ tells the story of five transgendered overseas Filipino workers in Israel who are caregivers by day and transform into glamorous drag queen performers by night. 

This musical is written by award-winning playwright Liza Magtoto which centers to the lives of the main characters: Chelsea, Shai, Thalia, Kayla and Jonee. They struggle to make ends meet and search for freedom and acceptance in the ‘Promised Land’.

‘Care Divas’ includes a powerhouse cast of seasoned PETA actors including Ron Alfonso, Eko Baquial, , Jason Barcial, Joan Bugcat, Buddy Caramat, Vince De Jesus, Eric Dela Cruz, Gio Gahol, Melvin Lee, Joseph Madriaga, Dudz Teraña, and Gold Villar with guest actors Ophir Burton, Ricci Chan, Red Concepcion, Jef Flores, Paul Holme, Sherry Lara, Thou Reyes, Leo Rialp, and Myke Salomon.







In its 50 years in the industry, PETA has produced multitude of creative artists who believe in its vision of empowering the Filipinos through the performing arts.

In the same vein ,Converse Philippines, a proud supporter of music and arts, upholds creativity and individuality with its featured iconic Converse sneaker and apparel used in the musicale.

‘Care Divas,’ will run from February 3 to March 19, with shows at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM, at PETA Theater Center, No.5 Eymard Drive, New Manila, Quezon City.

For tickets, you may call TicketWorld at 891-9999 or PETA Theater at 725-6244. #ConversePHxCareDivas

Liza Soberano vs. Janella Salvador vs. Janine Gutierrez vs. Nadine Lustre in 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards


Nickelodeon recently announced the nominees for the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, the only event where kids’ votes count and the biggest stars of the day line up to get slimed. Celebrating kids’ favourites from across the worlds of film, television, music and pop culture, this year’s all-star list of nominations include: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Daya, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Megan Fox, Lukas Graham, Kevin Hart, Scarlett Johansson, Dwayne Johnson, Felicity Jones, Leslie Jones, Anna Kendrick, Bruno Mars, Melissa McCarthy, JoJo Siwa, The Chainsmokers, Justin Timberlake, Twenty One Pilots and more. Highly regarded as an unpredictable, celebrity-filled mess-fest, Kids’ Choice Awards this year features nine new categories guaranteed to be unique to this awards season, like “Favorite Frenemies,” “Most Wanted Pet” and “#Squad.” Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards takes place at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles and airs in the Philippines on Monday, March 13 at 11.30am, with a same-day encore at 5pm.

Kids can now cast their votes across 29 categories on the official website at kca.nick-asia.com/vote. Users will also be able to vote through Twitter and Facebook using special KCA hashtags and the hashtag of their favorite nominee. Fans also can join in on the slime-fest by going to kca.nick-asia.com, the official destination for everything Kids’ Choice Awards, for hilarious videos, the KCA Creator game, quizzes and pictures, and to get the latest KCA news on this year’s show, nominees and attendees.

This year, four Pinoy celebrities – Janella Salvador, Janine Gutierrez, Liza Soberano and Nadine Lustre – vie for the coveted orange blimp under the “Favorite Pinoy Star” category. 

In television, kids will have the opportunity to vote for first-time nominees Black-ish, Fuller House, Supergirl, Paradise Run and The Loud House, along with their choice between America’s Got Talent, Shark Tank, The Voice, America’s Funniest Home Videos and American Ninja Warrior for “Favorite Reality Show.” Nickelodeon’s Jace Norman was nominated for “Favorite Male TV Star” in Henry Danger and Breanna Yde is up for “Favorite Female TV Star” in School of Rock. Additionally, in the “Favorite Cartoon” category, kids will choose between ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teen Titans Go!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Amazing World of Gumball and The Loud House.

Stars will vie for the blimp across ten music categories, with Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake and Twenty One Pilots topping the list with four nominations each. After ruling the Billboard and iTunes charts, The Chainsmokers make their Kids’ Choice Awards nominee debut with two nods for “Favorite Music Group” and “Favorite New Artist.” Adele, Beyoncé, Meghan Trainor and Fifth Harmony also garnered two nominations each, while internet sensations Carson Lueders, Jacob Sartorius, Johnny Orlando, JoJo Siwa, Matty B and Tiffany Alvord battle it out in the new category of “Favorite Viral Music Artist.” For the first time ever, the KCAs will also feature a new music category for “Favorite Global Music Star,” which features six artists from around the world battling it out for the honour of a blimp.

Superheroes, trolls and turtles dominated the movie categories with Captain America: Civil War, conjuring up top affirmations with eight nominations. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice followed closely behind with seven, while Ghostbusters and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story garnered five each. Stars receiving first time nods in the film category include Justin Timberlake for “Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie” in Trolls (bringing his total nominations to seven), Kristen Wiig for “Favorite Movie Actress” in Ghostbusters, and Felicity Jones for “Favorite Butt-Kicker” in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Kevin Hart makes a double appearance in the new category “BFF’s (Best Friends Forever),” nominated for Central Intelligence and Ride Along 2 - bringing his total 2017 KCA nominations to six.

While this will be Cena’s first time hosting the global show, he is beloved worldwide by the Nickelodeon family, having previously hosted Australia’s Kids’ Choice Awards in 2008, as well as undergoing a sliming at the first UK Kids’ Choice Awards in 2007.

The presenting international sponsor of the Kids’ Choice Awards 2017 is Smurfs: The Lost Village.
                              
Stay up-to-date on all Kids’ Choice Awards news by Liking Nickelodeon on Facebook and following @Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram

Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz are executive producers.  

The Walking Dead S7, Legion, 24: Legacy, Billions S2, Premieres This February on FOX


February proves to be an extremely exciting month for FOX Philippines as the channel announces the premiere of several hit US television series.

Several FOX shows are returning to the channel in February, including The Walking Dead, Billions, and WWE’s wrestling programs, while new shows Legion and 24: Legacy are set to bring more prestige to an already strong lineup. To promote this huge boost in programming, FOX is teaming up with Philippine escape room game Breakout to host an experience called FOXtreme Breakout, which will bring elements of these shows closer to viewers in a unique escape room challenge that will run from February 9 to 12 at Uptown Mall in Bonifacio Global City.

The new and returning television shows that will be premiering this month on FOX all have day & date telecasts and are based on exciting, adrenaline-pumping content. Legion is based on a Marvel comic book that follows the life of David Haller, who is diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder and soon discovers that he’s a powerful mutant - probably one of the most powerful that’s ever lived. Starring Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast, Downton Abbey), this 10-episode limited series premieres in the US on February 8 and in the Philippines on FOX on February 9 at 8 PM.

Another exciting release on FOX is 24: Legacy, a spin-off of the hit TV show 24. The series stars Corey Hawkins and Miranda Otto and follows the story of Eric Carter, an ex-Army Ranger who is being sought by a terrorist group and tries to stop one of the largest attacks to potentially happen in the US. This heart-stopping 12-episode series will show exclusively on FOX and premiere in the US on February 5, with a Philippine premiere on February 6 at 8 PM.

Meanwhile, the highly successful series The Walking Dead returns to FOX on February 13 in the Philippines at 11:35 AM simultaneously with the US, with an 8:55 PM replay for viewers in the evening. This mid-season premiere continues the explosive Season 7 of the zombie apocalypse-based show. Billions is also returning to FOX for its 13-episode second season, premiering on February 20 at 9:50 PM exclusively on the channel.

FOX is also the Philippines’ Home of Wrestling, with its wide roster of WWE titles such as Raw, SmackDown, and Royal Rumble

On February 14, FOX’s local production Wrestling Gods adds to the channel’s testosterone-fueled wrestling mania when it premieres at 9:50 PM.

Viewers can also experience all these great shows on FOX up close by joining the FOXtreme Breakout challenge at the Ground Floor of Uptown Mall in Bonifacio Global City from February 9 to 12. The channel teamed up with premier escape room game Breakout to create a series of interconnected rooms that each emulate the look and feel of the shows premiering in February on the channel. Teams of four will have about 20 minutes to finish going through the experience, in which they’ll have to fish a key off a “walker” in The Walking Dead room; take on shooting challenges in the 24: Legacy room; play a tough game of rock-paper- scissors with five big wrestlers in the WWE room; test their sanity while going through a mirror maze in the Legion room; and claim their prizes in the Billions room. FOXtreme Breakout is a fun way for viewers to immerse themselves in FOX’s newest and most-loved shows as well as win prizes.

Participants can form teams of four and register online at www.breakout.com.ph to reserve a slot and enjoy the game for free.

Charo Espedido, Director and Head of Content & Marketing at FOX Networks Group Philippines, said, “The addition of new shows like Legion and 24: Legacy along with the return of hit shows like The Walking Dead, Billions, and our favorite WWE programs to FOX make it clear that we are determined to deliver the most exciting, action-packed US entertainment content to our viewers. We’re excited to share these shows and engage with FOX’s viewers at the FOXtreme Breakout game in Uptown Mall this month so that we can whet their appetites for the amazing shows they’ll see on their TV screens soon.”

THE FOXtreme Breakout will run in Uptown BGC from February 9 to 12, 2017.

To register, visit breakout.com.ph

Legion premieres on February 9 at 8:00 PM (same day as US) exclusively on FOX

The Walking Dead Season 7 premieres on February 13 at 11.35 AM & 8.55 PM

24: Legacy airs exclusively on FOX on February 6 at 8:00 PM

Billions Season 2 returns exclusively to FOX on February 20 at 9:50 PM

Premier WWE titles will air on FOX on February 14 at 9:50PM

Follow FOX TV on social media for more on The Walking Dead and the best of TV entertainment:

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Intstagram and Twitter: @FOXChannel_PH
YouTube: Fox TV Asia

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FIFTY SHADES DARKER Earns the Biggest Ever Box-Office Results for an R-18 Film


Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades Darker opened with a smash P18-M yesterday, breaking the record for the biggest 1st day gross ever for an R-18 and even an R-16 rated film.

The sequel’s opening day receipts also surpassed the original Fifty Shades of Grey’s first-day take of P15-M in 2015.

Earlier, Fifty Shades Darker was approved for exhibition by the Movie & Television Rating and Classification Board (MTRCB) with a rating of R-18 which means the movie is strictly for 18 years of age and above.

The film was approved in its original US version – WITHOUT cuts, blurs and blacked-out parts.

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 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.

Now playing across the Philippines, Fifty Shades Darker is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cesar Montano in Word War with Son Diego Loyzaga



May pinaghuhugutan or sadyang disrespectful lang?!

Diego Loyzaga puzzled many of his fans on Tuesday when he threw tact out the window and suddenly went after his father, actor Cesar Montano.

In a series of Instagram posts, the Kapamilya young actor called his father Cesar a liar and a hypocrite, and attacked his dad for rejecting him when he was young.

"Sa lahat ng nakakabasa nito, iisipin niyo siguro wala akong respeto kasi ama ko iyan. Pero sana tandaan niyo na mula ng pinanganak ako ng nanay ko eh dineny na ako niyan hangang ngayon! Kaya siguro puwede ako magsalita ng ganito," he wrote.

On his Instagram account, Diego, appearing to have been provoked, unleashed several scathing posts against Cesar whom he said has accused him of being drug addict.

"Ito ka ???? @cesar_montano #sakaypa!!! Padamputin mo na ako [at] lagyan ako ng karatula, 'di ba iyan ang sinabi mo?" he wrote.

Diego added:


Monday, February 6, 2017

Nadia Montenegro's Partner Boy Asistio is Dead


Barely a week after suffering from cardiac arrest Wednesday last week, former Caloocan City Mayor Macario 'Boy' Asistio Jr. has passed away, as confirmed by his partner actress Nadia Montenegro on Monday morning.



Asistio is survived by his wife Nadia and two daughters Ynna and Alyana.

Details of his internment were not immediately available.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Angel Locsin Warns on the Effects of Hair Treatment: "Sh** happens talaga!"


It may seem like Angel Locsin treated herself to a new year makeover when she debuted her significantly short hair on Instagram about a week ago, but apparently there's a more complicated story behind it.

In an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News' MJ Felipe, Locsin admitted she was forced to don a new look after a recent hair treatment caused her hair to fall out. 

Watch below:


Tanner Mata Wins "Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7" House and Lot


Tanner Mata may be part of "Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7," but there was no luck involved in his win against fellow housemate Jerome Alcere, which earned Mata a brand-new house and lot.

Tanner, a commercial model, beat Alcere in a challenge that involved stacking nearly a dozen small wooden houses on top of each other using only a long, thin rod. Making it more difficult, the two first had to navigate each piece that they grabbed through a maze. 

He said that having a house he can call his own provides the "stability" he needs in his life at the moment. Mata was raised in the US by his mother and stepfather, but decided to migrate to the Philippines as he strives to become more independent. 

He works as a commercial model. He is one of the remaining housemates from the teen, celebrity, and adult editions of this season's "Pinoy Big Brother."

(Video) Dayanara Torres ASAP Dance Performance + Emotional Tribute


Miss Universe 1993 and the Original ASAP Dancing Queen Dayanara Torres made an emotional comeback on “ASAP” stage on Sunday, February 5.

For her production number, Dayanara shared the stage with Valeciano as they danced to “Hataw Na.” She also proved she still has the moves as she sizzled in Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side,” among others. Watch below:







Dayanara is one of the original hosts of the ABS-CBN variety show along with Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez and Ariel Rivera.

Truly Inlove or Just Drunk? Maja Salvador and Paolo Avelino Confess Love for Each Other in I'M DRUNK, I LOVE YOU



Time check!
The official full trailer of "I'm Drunk, I Love You" is finally here! This trailer is a slightly different version from the one that was played in the theaters during the recent Metro Manila Film Festival. This longer version includes more footage and new scenes such as that near-kiss from lead stars Maja Salvador and Paulo Avelino.




"I'm Drunk, I Love You" is directed by JP Habac with a screenplay co-written with Giancarlo Abrahan. The film explores the story of two college best friends who go on one last road trip to settle how they really feel for each other.
It also stars Dominic Roco, Jasmine Curtis Smith, Jim Paredes and Irma Adlawan.
"I'm Drunk, I Love You" is produced by TBA (Tuko Films, Buchi Boy Entertainment, Artikulo Uno Productions). It opens in theaters on February 15.

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