Saturday, June 17, 2017

Horror Film "ILAWOD" Starring Ian Veneracion and Iza Calzado Airs on Cinema One

"Ilawod," the 2017 horror flick starring Ian Veneracion and Iza Calzado, premieres on Cinema One's Blockbuster Sunday on June 18.

Directed by Dan Villegas, its story revolves around Dennis (Ian), a news website reporter covering supernatural events. After witnessing an exorcism ritual, he notices disturbing behavior of his wife Kathy (Iza) and his children, and this gets more terrifying each passing day leading to the family's breakdown.

The film also stars Epy Quizon, Harvey Bautista, Therese Malvar, and Xyriel Manabat.

Catch the chiller "Ilawod" on Cinema One this Sunday (June 18) at 8pm. Cinema One is available on SkyCable and Destiny Cable Digital Channel 56, and Destiny Analog Ch. 37. Like Cinema One on Facebook at facebook.com/Cinema1channel to view full schedule.

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As Filipinos all over the world celebrate the 119th Philippine Independence Day this June, The Philippine Association of Hong Kong and Global Alliance Hong Kong together with The Filipino Channel (TFC) open this year's "Kasiyahan sa Kalayaan, Kabayan!" festivities by bringing five times the entertainment this June 18 at the Edinburgh Place, Central in Hong Kong.

Aiming to set kababayans free from their worries and homesickness even for just a day, TFC and the Filipino community in Hong Kong are bringing the five-member BoyBandPH for their first appearance as a group outside of the Philippines along with DJ Chacha of MOR 101.9 For Life!

Winners of the first "Pinoy Boyband Superstar" search in 2016, Joao Constancia, Niel Murillo, Russell Reyes, Tristan Ramirez, and Ford Valencia will bring limitless possibilities as the five can sing their original songs and covers; dance the latest craze; and even charm hearts.

Meantime, DJ Chacha, dubbed the Queen of Primetime Radio is also a book author and even a singer so in "Kasiyahan sa Kalayaan, Kabayan," kababayans can expect nothing less from her.

The said event is open to the public and will feature food endemic to the Philippines plus exciting freebies.

On top of the live event, TFC will also give overseas Filipinos the freedom to watch their favorite Kapamilya shows and movies wherever and whenever they want via TFC online (www.TFC.tv) plus a chance to take home limited TFC merchandise and photo session passes from the booth by joining the games.

Last year, TFC helped make the celebration extra special by bringing Rayver Cruz who made the audience swoon with his smooth dance moves, and Negi who made the audience laugh non-stop with his antics. This year's "Kasiyahan sa Kalayaan, Kabayan!" hopes to bring the entertainment exponentially.

TFC and Global Alliance Hong Kong will hold no bounds in bringing live entertainment and opportunities at the "Kasiyahan sa Kalayaan, Kabayan!" celebration on June 18.

For updates about "Kasiyahan sa Kalayaan, Kabayan!" and other events, visit facebook.com/TFCHongKong. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC on Twitter and Instagram.

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Father and Son Piolo and Inigo, Janno and Alyssa and Gary V. and Gab Lead "ASAP" Father's Day Celeberation this Sunday


Celebrity dads Piolo Pascual, Janno Gibbs, and Gary Valenciano celebrate Father’s Day with their respective children Inigo, Alyssa, and Gab this Sunday (June 18) in “ASAP.”

 


Also joining in the fun is the cast of the most awaited epic action-romance series “La Luna Sangre” led by Richard Gutierrez, Kathryn Bernardo, and Daniel Padilla.

Experience a world class performance from Klarisse de Guzman, Frenchie Dy, Radha, and Angeline Quinto while a musical treat awaits viewers from teen idol Maymay Entrata.

“ASAPinoy” pays tribute to the music of Parokya ni Edgar with tribute master Gary Valenciano plus the country’s best singers.

Meanwhile, “ASAP” LSS features inspiring stories of Pinoy fathers with Jolina Magdangal.

Prepare for a concert-like performance from Enrique Gil, Liza Soberano, and Sarah Geronimo plus watch out for “ASAP” BFF5, the R & B royalties of “ASAP” Soul Sessions, and this generation’s hottest Kapamilya love teens.

Don’t miss “ASAP” this Sunday (June 18), 12 nn, on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). 

Catch up via iwantv.com.ph or skyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers. Don’t forget to share your thoughts this Sunday using the official hashtag #ASAPDadsDay.

Inigo Pascual the First Artist to Top Billboard Philippine Charts


Multi-talented artist Inigo Pascual leads the first ever Billboard Philippines Top 20 for his single "Dahil Sa'yo," making him the first OPM artist to hit the number one spot in the BillboardPH Charts.

Inigo's feel-good song is the top pick in BillboardPH's June 12 chart, composed of twenty of the most popular local tunes across all genres.

"I was emotional when I first learned the news. As a kid in the States, I've always dreamt of being in the Billboard charts," shares the young singer.

The freshly released chart reflects current favorite hits of Filipinos in listenership and purchases across different platforms. According to Billboard.PH, the songs are ranked by streaming activity figures from Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube as well as download sales data from Apple iTunes. From these sources, Nielsen Music collate and average data to determine the final list of hits and hitmakers.

Inigo composed the song "Dahil Sa'yo," the carrier single of his self-titled debut album released by Star Music. It has become a certified hit among today's listeners since its October 2016 release.

The young singer's chart-topping single is also included in BillboardPH's Hot 100, ranking number 21 in the most popular local and international songs of the same period.
Coming on the heels of his chart success is his digital concert for ABS-CBN's music portal One Music PH (www.onemusic.ph) called "Inigo's Playground," which happens on July 2 at 6PM.

His fans around the world can get to watch Inigo perform songs he wrote himself, as well as the performances by his special guests Ylona Garcia, Mariz Racal, Kyle Echarri, Moira Dela Torre, and mixes by Kidwolf, the producer of his debut album.

Like One Music PH's previous digital concerts, the show will be available online to fans anyone with an internet connection and a mobile device or desktop computer. Fans can also interact with him and get to watch hi digital concert in all angles with the show's multi-camera setup.

The music portal is only one of the digital initiatives of ABS-CBN, the Philippines' leading media and entertainment company, which is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company with the biggest online presence among all media companies, and a growing list of digital properties.

To watch the digital concert for free, all fans have to do is create an account on www.onemusic.ph, where they can also get instant access to music playlists, charts, videos, news and features about their favorite artists.

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46 year-old Pokwang is Pregnant with 41 year-old Boyfriend Lee O'Brien


46 year-old Kapamilya comedienne Pokwang is pregnant with her American boyfriend - 41 year-old Lee O'Brien.

This is her second pregnancy with O'Brien, whom she's been dating since January 2015. Her first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage the same year.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Relive Your Favorite Kapamilya, Kapuso and Hottest Asian Series SMART Free Access to iWantTV and iFlix


Filipinos are basically a fan of television shows. It's part of our way of life. Regardless of your status in life, which generation you belong, working class or students, Kapuso or Kapamilya, everyone of us has our own favorites that made us to allot a certain time in a day sitting, watching until its time to hit the sack.

But as they always say, everything has its downside. In this case, watching television shows require you to:

  • Pay an notorious expensive monthly cable subscription. Not to mention that you have to deal with your cable provider's technical glitches
  • Be extra-flexible. You have to be at home exactly the show's airing time or else, you will be lost in translation. And with Metro's traffic situation, goodluck!
  • Possess patience! Don't you hate those "abangan bukas" crawler at the end of each episode? Bitin!

With the evolution of streaming services such as iWantTV and iFlix, more and more Filipinos are getting to enjoy their favorite Kapamilya and Kapuso shows at their own convenience. 

Don't you love watching hit Asian and Hollywood movies and TV shows  series from Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Thailand and Hollywood movies? iflix has it all! 




The only disadvantages I see is the need to have a higher data subscription and your mobile provider's connection reliability. Meaning, no internet, no viewing.

SMART have a bigger solution to that! Everyone can now enjoy loads of Kapamilya programs on iWantTV and Kapuso shows from iflix without hurting your budget with its latest offer called Smart Video Prime.

Smart Video Prime comes in two options:

  • Smart Video Prime 99. Get subscription to iWantTV and iflix plus 7 days of 2GB data for streaming for only P99. Text Video99 to 9999 to subscribe.
  • Smart Video Prime 299. Get subscription to iWantTV and iflix plus 15 days of 5GB data for streaming for only P99. Text Video299 to 9999 to subscribe.




Visit smart.com.ph/pages/videoprime for more info. #SmartVideoPrime

Senator Cynthia Villar Seeks Ban on Unli-Rice Promos of Fastfood and Restaurants, Netizens React


Senator Cynthia Villar on Wednesday proposed banning of unli-rice promo of fastfood and restaurants, suggesting instead the consumption of vegetables.

Aside from the supposed health benefits of eating less rice, Senator Cynthia Villar said the move would help the government achieve its rice self-sufficiency target.

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol earlier said the government sought to meet the rice self-sufficiency goal by 2020.

I think we should learn how to eat vegetables because it’s healthier. Kasi sasabihin mas mura ang rice sa vegetables eh ang mahal naman magpagamot ng diabetes,” said Villar, the chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, during a hearing on rice production and consumption.

Ipagbawal na yang unlimited rice, masama yan. Pagbawal na natin yang unlimited rice kasi nagkakasakit tayo gawa ng unlimited rice na yan; we should learn how to eat vegetables,” she added.

Villar also told the officials to encourage the consumption of brown rice, instead of well-milled rice.

Based from my readings, kaya daw tayo nagkakaloko sa rice kasi puro rice ang kinakain natin,” Villar said.

We should not encourage well-milled rice. Kung pwedeng brown rice, brown rice na lang. Kasi pag kinain mo, mabigat sa tiyan, konti lang nakakain mo,” she added.

Immediately after, hashtags Cynthia Villar, Unli Rice, and Mang Inasal (a restaurant known to offering unli rice promo) become a top-trending topic on social media. Netizens also expressed their disgust through funny memes. Some of them:

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Watch "Ang Pagsanib Kay Leah Dela Cruz" Special Screening at UP Cine Adarna on June 14 for Only P150


Kung natakot, nagulat, di ka nakatulog after watching the much talked about MMFF 2016 thriller movie "Seklusyon," and you still want more. One that's more thrilling. A movie of the same kind that will not just make you scream. A movie that is so effective that it makes you wonder if it is true, if it is really happening in real life. That you will end up hoping not to be in the same situation.

Then, this movie is for you.

From the makers of highly acclaimed films On The Job, Honor Thy Father and Seklusyon comes another movie entitled ANG PAGSANIB KAY LEAH DELA CRUZ.

The movie stars Sarah Lahbati, Shy Carlos and Julian Trono and under the direction of Katski Flores.

Be the first one to watch this movie on June 14, 730PM at the UP Cine Adarna for only PHP 150. Ticket is available at the gate.

There will also a Q&A with the cast, writer, and director after the screening.

For inquiries, please call the UP Film Institute at 926-2722.

ANG PAGSANIB KAY LEAH DELA CRUZ is showing in theaters nationwide on June 28.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Miley Cyrus Joins Converse' #YesToAll Campaign Celebrating LGBT Diversity and Equality


In celebration of pride month, Miley joins Converse's YES TO ALL campaign to support LGBTQ youth and equality.

International pop star, and philanthropist Miley Cyrus is known for using her voice on and off the stage to speak out for the rights for the people in our streets, our cities and our world. Through her Happy Hippie Foundation, Mileyrallies for young people to stand up against the injustices that face LGBTQ youth today.

In the same spirit,Converse says YES TO ALL, standing with youth, freedom of expression, and the belief that whatever gender, sexual orientation or identity, everyone should feel free to be exactly who they are.

This year, 100% of the net proceeds of direct sales from the Converse Pride Collection will go to charities supporting LGBTQ initiatives, including The Happy Hippie Foundation, whose mission is to create positive outcomes in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world. The 2017 Pride Collection is a limited-edition collection of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star and Chuck Taylor All Star '70 – designed to celebrate the LGBTQ community with bright colors and bold details.

"The Happy Hippie Foundation was created to stand up to the injustices LGBTQ youth face on a daily basis in the world today. Working with Converse as an ally in this movement means the world to me," said Miley Cyrus. "Converse champions youth and how important it is to give every young individual the ability to raise their voice and define their culture.I'm excited to work alongside a brand that shares both my values and style."

"An icon in her own right, Miley provides anincredible voice for the youth of today. We are honored to stand withsuch a strong advocate for the LGBTQ youth communities and together encourage the world to say Yes to All," said Davide Grasso, Converse CEO & President. "This is just the beginning of what will be an exciting partnership with Miley."

Miley performed at the Capital Pride concert on Sunday, June 11th, 2017. Converse supported Miley's unique Twitter live moment where she interacted with fans alongside the pride celebration.

For more information on Converse's YES TO ALL program, visit Converse.com/YESTOALL.Stay tune for more to come from the world of Converse and Miley. #YesToAll

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SMART Named Asia's Top Digital Service Provider at 2017 Asia Communication Awards in SG


For its efforts to boost its network and make relevant digital services accessible to Filipinos, PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications was named Digital Service Provider of the Year at the Asia Communication Awards (ACA) ceremony held recently in Singapore.

The ACA recognizes outstanding performance by Asian carriers, multimedia content providers, vendors, and other communication service providers. It is conducted annually by London-based industry publication Total Telecom.

Smart's Welcome Change campaign – which communicated the company's digital pivot and encouraged Filipinos to empower themselves through mobile innovations – won the Best Brand Campaign recognition.


Smart, represented by PLDT SG country manager James Melon, receives the first of two awards at the ACA in Singapore
Janet Watkin, head of the ACA panel of judges and CEO of a customer experience consultancy, said simply making it to the shortlist was already an achievement, given the challenges faced by the telecommunications industry.

"Doing business has become more digital, global, social, and mobile, and the marketplace is vaster and more crowded than it has ever been. Alongside changes in technology and competition are the changing expectations and behavior of customers. As such, making it onto the shortlist for the Asia Communication Awards is indeed a formidable achievement. To win requires that something extra special that is a cut above the rest," she said.

"We are honored to receive these awards from a prestigious institution that understands the rapid changes sweeping through the telco industry. This recognition further inspires us to intensify our pursuit for digital transformation and to bring the benefits of the digital life to more Filipinos," said PLDT and Smart chairman and CEO Manny V. Pangilinan.

Smart has a multi-pronged approach in encouraging Filipinos to welcome the digital change – it continuously improves and expands its network while making available devices, relevant content, and value-packed service offers to its subscribers.

In 2016, Smart and PLDT launched a $1-billion digital transformation program to enable their fixed and mobile networks to support the rising demand for digital services. Smart has committed to progressively deploy LTE services to 95% of the country's cities and municipalities by end-2018. To do this, the company is combining low-band frequencies for better indoor penetration and wider coverage, with high-band frequencies for additional capacity. These frequencies include those obtained through the acquisition of the telco businesses of San Miguel Corp.

Smart has finished its LTE deployment in Boracay and Metro Davao, while efforts are ongoing in Metro Cebu and Metro Manila. Internal tests show Smart's LTE service consistently increasing in speeds and registering improved indoor data coverage. Third-party crowdsourced tests also show that Smart offers the fastest LTE service in the Philippines.

Because not many Filipinos can afford LTE handsets, Smart has partnered with various device manufacturers to introduce affordable LTE devices with network-compatible frequencies.

To communicate its digital transformation, Smart in mid-2016 unveiled a new logo resembling the Greek letter Delta which means change. Smart also launched the Welcome Change campaign to encourage more Filipinos to discover what the digital life has to offer.

To expand its library of relevant content, the company has partnered with the likes of iflix, Cignal, ABS-CBN's iWantTV, and Fox.

On top of these efforts, Smart continues to introduce affordable and value-packed products such as GigaSurf50 which offers 1 GB of data plus 300 MB for YouTube and other apps, as well as unlimited SMS to all networks. All this is valid for three days for only P50.

Smart has won several awards at the ACA, including Operator of the Year in 2011 and 2012.

Last year, Smart TechnoCart – a mobile digital laboratory donated to public schools to help develop literacy among kindergarten students – won the Social Contribution Award. This is part of Smart's efforts to bring digital technology to underserved communities to aid their development.

Smart's donation of digital tools and content, even in remote areas without electricity, enable more Filipinos to be part of the global knowledge economy. Depending on the terrain, the learning packages come in the form of the TechnoCart or a backpack called School-in-a-Bag. These contain devices such as tablets, laptops, projectors, pocket Wi-Fis, and solar chargers.

More importantly, the devices are preloaded with learning tools such as the Batibot mobile application co-developed by Smart. This is the first educational app for kids in the Filipino language that is aligned with the kindergarten curriculum of the Department of Education.

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ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya's "The Dirty Watercolor Exhibit" Wins Two Tambuli Awards


"The Dirty Watercolor" project, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation's painting exhibit which drew international media attention for using Manila's dirty water samples as medium, won a Silver and Bronze award at the 2017 Asia-Pacific Tambuli Awards.

The exhibit, held in Rockwell last May 2016 and curated by Cid Reyes, was recognized under the Care for the Environment (Bronze awardee) and Public Relations (Silver awardee) categories as it sought to help rehabilitate Manila's polluted estuaries and rivers through art.

Its three-day run managed to raise over P1.3 million for the Foundation.

To successfully achieve the concept from its agency TBWA\Santiago Mangada Puno, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya brought together the country's top local artists who used water samples from Tullahan River, Cainta Creek, Marikina River, Taguig Estuary, and Binondo Canal to make paintings that depicted everyday life along Metro Manila's riverbanks.

Some of the paintings featured in the Dirty Watercolor art exhibit showed children swimming in polluted waters and families living under bridges near the river banks.

"Kapit Bisig Para sa Ilog Pasig" was the prime beneficiary of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya's Dirty Watercolor exhibit.

The Asia-Pacific Tambuli Awards is organized by the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) to recognize excellent integrated marketing communications campaigns that pursue and promote social good.

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T'Challa Rules in First "Black Panther" Poster

Marvel Studios has unleashed the first teaser poster for Black Panther which shows T'Challa (played by Chadwick Boseman) sitting upon the throne of the fictional Kingdom of Wakanda.

Check out the poster below and watch Black Panther in Philippine cinemas in February 2018.

Marvel Studios' Black Panther follows T'Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king - and Black Panther - is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

The film is directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Nate Moore, Jeffrey Chernov and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole wrote the screenplay.

Marvel's Black Panther will be distributed in the Philippines by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. Follow the official social media accounts of Marvel, namely, (FB) MarvelPhilippines, (Twitter) @marvelstudiosph and (Instagram) @marvelphilippines.

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Robots Takes Spotlight in New "Transformers: The Last Knight" Poster

Eight character posters featuring the robot cast of Paramount Pictures and Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight have just been released by the studio and may be seen below.

Featured in their own one-sheets are Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, Hot Rod, Hound, Barricade, Cogman and Sqweeks.

"Food Tastinga" Puts a Spotlight on Lutong Pinoy on June 17 at the WTC

Discover quick and easy Filipino dishes from actress and now cookbook writer Pokwang, and from Chef Sharwin Tee, Chef Deejay Santos, and Chef Michelle Adrillana at "Food Tastings: Lutong Pinoy" happening at the World Trade Center on Saturday (June 17).

Every quarter, Food Magazine hosts a live cookfest via "Food Tastings" led by various renowned chefs. This year's second leg is in partnership with Manila and Food Beverage Expo (MAFBEX), the biggest gathering of food enthusiasts and professionals from all over the country.

With the theme "Lutong Pinoy," the upcoming fair will bring local recipes a la probinsya style, or Filipino concoctions that are popular in various provinces.

Enjoy Pokwang's funny anecdotes while she demonstrates some of her favorite dishes at the grand cooking event. The comedienne is currently promoting her book collection of own recipes, "Patikim, Pokie" from ABS-CBN Publishing.

Chef Sharwin Tee, host of Lifestyle TV's "Curiosity Got the Chef," will be showcasing his own version of munggo guisado, a favorite vegetable staple in many Filipino households.

Chef Deejay Santos, in partnership with Tefal, will be teaching a simple creamy tapa pasta recipe as well as sharing tips on how to prepare a BBQ sisig quesadilla.

Another guest kitchen master, Chef Michelle Adrillana, will be presenting Filipino noodle recipes that are easy to prepare courtesy of Sapporo.

Aside from learning new recipes and cooking tips, the food fest participants will get to try the best-tasting fares freshly prepared by the guest cooks.

Food Magazine is the country's largest selling culinary magazine published by ABS-CBN Publishing. It features the latest trends in food, kitchen-tested recipes, shopping tips, cooking techniques from experts and tips for foodies looking for their next gastronomic adventure.

Join "Food Tastings" at the World Trade Center on Saturday, 3PM. Interested parties may pre-register online via foodmagazine.abs-cbn.com. For updates, follow Food Magazine on Facebook (facebook.com/foodmag) and Instagram (@foodmagazine).

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(Video) Clara Tan and Shikin Gomez Call Asia's Next Top Model Unfair and Cheaters


Watch as models Clara Tan from Indonesia and Shikin Gomez from Malaysia call Asia's Next Top Model unfair for putting another contestant Xiao Qing from China in the competition.

Watch below:

Sunday, June 11, 2017

"Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita" Showing in SM Cinemas on June 16-22 for Only P120


"Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita," the highly acclaimed independent film starring an award-winning actors Angel Aquino and Teri Malvar will be shown in mainstream theaters for a guaranteed one-week run starting June 16 to 22, 2017 for only P120.

The film was selected by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and SM Cinemas for their "Cine Lokal" film series in 8 SM Cinemas (SM North Edsa, Megamall, Mall of Asia, Southmall, Fairview, Bacoor, Sm Cebu and SM Iloilo).



Prior to Cine Lokal, "Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita" is the most successful film of the 1st Cine Filipino Film Festival in 2013 winning 4 awards including Best Picture. The film has also done over 40 festival runs abroad and continues to be screened in different countries. Dubbes as one of the best films of 2013, Ang Huling Cha-Cha ni Anita never cease to touch the heart of its audience.

The film is writted and ditected by Sigfrid Andrea P. Bernardo. Also in the cast are Jay Bordon, Marcus Madrigal, Len-Len Frial, Solomon Mark De Guzman, Star Orjaliza, Gigi Columna, Sarah Pagcaliwagan and Lui Manansala.

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Get to Know the Main Cast and Characters of "La Luna Sangre"


Star Creatives introduces the main characters of "La Luna Sangre,' the upcoming fantaserye about warring vampires and werewolves. 

Daniel Padilla as Tristan "Ang Jeepney Driver"

Starting with Tristan stealing hearts with his infectious cheeriness and charm, the short clip takes a rather serious tone as it is revealed that he lost his father to a vampire attack. The new footage also provides a glimpse of Padilla showcasing his newfound action moves. 




Kathryn Bernardo as Malia "Ang Bagong Itinakda"

This new teaser shows Malia struggling to live up to her "chosen one" title, growing frustrated that her powers have yet to manifest. 




John Lloyd Cruz as Mateo "Ang Pinakamakapangyarihang Bampira"

It is hinted in the following clip that Mateo, once dubbed the strongest vampire of all, lost his powers somehow. 




Richard Gutierrez as Sandrino "Ang Hari ng Bampira"

Sandrino is described as the crazed king of vampires hellbent on killing Malia to avenge the death of his father Magus, the vampire who led his race's war against humans and werewolves in 2010's "Imortal."




Angel Locsin as Lia "Ang Itinakdang Lobo"

Like in Mateo's clip, Lia could be seen hiding the fact that they have indeed lost their powers. 

"Batman" Actor Adam West Dies of Leukemia


Adam West, the actor whose seven-decade career was defined by his role in the 1960s television series "Batman," has died. 

He was 88 years old.

The actor died Friday night, June 9, after a "short but brave battle with leukemia," his family said in a statement posted to West's Facebook page.

West catapulted to fame after portraying the superhero Batman and his alter ego Bruce Wayne on the popular campy television series that premiered in 1966.

But the high-profile role ultimately restricted West from playing different characters later on.

Born William West Anderson in Walla Walla, Wash., in 1928, the actor later adopted a stage name and moved to Hollywood in 1959.

West is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

OPM Singer Eugene Villaluz Dies of Prostate Cancer


Eugene Villaluz, who earned fame as part of the popular 1970s band the New Minstrels, died of cancer on Saturday, June 10.

He was 70 years old.

The music veteran passed away at about 4:30 p.m. at St. Luke's Global City after a short battle with prostate cancer. He was diagnosed with cancer in April.

Villaluz's years as a tenor for the New Minstrels, one of the country's biggest musical groups, made him a household name. He is widely credited for popularizing "Gulong ng Palad" and for his hit "Nothing I Want More" with Louie Reyes.

His last major show was in February, when he performed with the Company and Joey Albert at the Kia Theater in Cubao.

Discover Life After Death in New Official "Coco" Trailer


Watch the new trailer for Disney/Pixar's Coco at http://youtu.be/xlnPHQ3TLX8 and see the film in Philippine cinemas starting November 22 in 3D!

The animated adventure which follows a young aspiring musician and a charming trickster on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

The film is directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3).

Coco is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Philippines. Like us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/DisneyPixar, and follow us on Twitter, https://twitter.com/DisneyPixar, and Instagram, https://instagram.com/DisneyPixar.

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