June 24, 2017

(Teaser Poster) Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Universal Pictures has just launched the teaser poster for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster hit, Jurassic World.

The poster sports the tagline, "Life finds a way."

Directed by J.A. Bayona (Mama, The Impossible), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens in the Philippines in June 2018 and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, Toby Jones, James Cromwell, BD Wong, and Rafe Spall.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

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Sports, Rom-Com, and Heroic Animes Jumpstart HERO TV this June

Hero TV brings in slice-of-life sports series "Haikyuu! Season 3," light teen romance "Nogizaka Haruka No Himitsu – Purezza," and more adventures of the wandering swordsman in "Samurai X OVA 3: Shin Kyoto-Hen" to perk up the anime cable channel this June.

The battle between Karasuno Koko versus Shiratorizawa Gakuen Kok begins in "Haikyuu! Season 3." This time, the stakes are higher, and the odds are much more difficult. Which volleyball team will reign supreme in this nerve cracking battle?

Meanwhile, the story of young love continues in "Nogizaka Haruka No Himitsu – Purezza," where Yuuto still conceals his dear friend Haruka's manga and anime hobby. However, when Yuuto's other female friend starts to feel attracted towards him and leads to a feeling of jealousy, war among friends begins.

Kenshin Himura continues his quest of stopping the evil Makoto Shishio and his plot to take over Japan in "Samurai X OVA 3: Shin Kyoto-Hen." Told from the perspective of teenage kunoichi Misao Makimachi, the third "Samurai X OVA" installment is an alternate retelling of the Kyoto Arc Chronicles.

Hero TV is the only 24-hour Filipino-dubbed anime cable channel, home to international anime hits. The channel also provides the best localized anime experience of adventure and self-discovery through local productions such as My Hero Nation, I-Animate, Comics On Cam, Hero We Go and Hero In Tunes.

Catch "Samurai X OVA 3: Shin Kyoto-Hen" in Hero Theatrixx on Sunday (June 25), "Haikyuu! Season 3" starting June 26, and "Nogizaka Haruka No Himitsu – Purezza" starting June 29.

Catch Hero TV on SKYcable Channel 44. For updates, visit and like Hero TV on Facebook Catch "Samurai X OVA 3: Shin Kyoto-Hen" in Hero Theatrixx on Sunday (June 25), "Haikyuu! Season 3" starting June 26, and "Nogizaka Haruka No Himitsu – Purezza" starting June 29. Catch Hero TV on SKYcable Channel 44. For updates, visit and like Hero TV on Facebook facebook.com/myheronation and follow the channel on Instagram @herotvofficial and Twitter @myHEROnation.

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June 23, 2017

ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Reaches Out to Marawi Evacuees

In times of need and distress, Filipinos can always lean on a “Kapamilya” for help.

ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya – Operation Sagip recently brought relief and comfort to evacuees from Marawi City who were displaced from their homes due to the ongoing armed conflict. As of June 10, the group has already distributed food packs containing rice and canned goods to over 10,509 families or 52,545 individuals, who are now staying in Balo-I, Matungao, Pantar, Pantao Ragat in Lanao Del Norte, Iligan City, Cagayan De Oro City, and Misamis Oriental.

The distribution was made possible with the help of the ABS-CBN Regional Network Group in Mindanao, ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs Team, City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) of Iligan, Cagayan de Oro, and Marawi, City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) of Lanao del Sur, Provincial Police Office of Misamis Oriental, Iligan City, and Cagayan de Oro, local Red Cross staff, Armed Forces of the Philippines, and the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. North Mindanao staff.


Meanwhile, 1,000 displaced students enrolled in Lanao Del Norte also received new school bags and school supplies from Operation Sagip’s “Gusto Kong Mag-Aral” campaign. The project has been going around the Philippines to bring hope and inspiration to young Filipinos in areas suffering from poverty and calamities. So far, “Gusto Kong Mag-Aral” has already distributed 82,292 bags in 33 provinces.

Aside from distribution of relief packs and school bags, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya is also looking into conducting rehabilitation projects in Marawi once the situation gets better, including the construction of classrooms for the children and youth.


Meanwhile, the group is still accepting assistance from those who would want to help the people in Marawi. Donations in kind can be brought to the Operation Sagip Warehouse at #13 Examiner St. West Triangle, Quezon City. Cash donations can be deposited to official ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya bank accounts listed on the foundation’s website www.abs-cbnfoundation.com. Details are also on the official Facebook page (@ABSCBNFoundationKapamilya).

Operation Sagip is the emergency humanitarian assistance program of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. It provides food and non-food relief to affected communities of disasters, as well as engage in rehabilitation and disaster risk reduction projects.

Kim Atienza Turns K-Pop Anew in the Special "Busan" Episode of "Matanglawin" this Sunday

Kim Atienza returns to the land of Koreanovelas and KPop as he goes back to Busan this Sunday (June 25), 9:45am on “Matanglawin” on ABS-CBN. 

Kuya Kim explores South Korea’s famous scenic temples and various street food and visit the Dragon Temple, which serves as home to mini-monks, female Buddha, and golden pigs that bring good fortune to those who wish on them. The award-winning educational program host will also go to Seomyeon, the “beauty  street” of Busan and the Busan’s Diorama World, where he gets a glimpse of the famous landmarks all over the world. 

Find out how the Trivia King and Philippine Gong Yoo look-a-like has once again savored the diverse culture of the Land of the Morning Calm, South Korea this Sunday (June 25), 9:45am on “Matanglawin” on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD. 

You may also watch online on iwantv.com.ph, or skyondemand.com.ph. For updates on the show, follow “Matanglawin” on Facebook and Twitter (@MatanglawinTV).

Meet the Splashy, High-Energy "Kinky Boots" Angels

A splashy, high-energy, drag queen-centric musical like Kinky Boots deserves Angels that are no less than professional dancers who can gracefully bust a move and kick up the show notches higher in, what else but, high-heeled boots.

Presented by Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group together with Metrobank Card Corporation, Kinky Boots is Cyndi Lauper’s Tony and Grammy Award winning BEST MUSICAL whose plot revolves around a struggling shoe factory Charlie Price inherited from his father. As Charlie seeks ways to save the factory, he met the fabulous entertainer and drag queen Lola, along with her squad of six drag dancers known as the “Angels,” who helped him breathe new life to the business.

Much of the color, glitter, and glamour of Kinky Boots can be attributed to the dazzling performances of the Angels, which will be portrayed by AddLib dancer Mark Pineda, freelance singer and actor Gerhard Krysstopher, and G-Force dancers Ritz Beltran, Jazztin Cacayan, Michael Jahnke, and Jorge Jahnke.

Mark may have had experiences as a theater actor, but training as one of the Angels still proved to be challenging. He shares, “Even though I've had a little training in jazz, coming from a street dance background, I found the dancing style to be really challenging. It felt weird at first but I made it through after a couple of practices. Not to mention, dancing in heels?!

Gerhard, meanwhile, said that being cast as an Angel allowed him to discover new training routines both as a dancer and an actor. Like Mark, what he particularly found challenging was dancing in heels. “It’s my first full-on drag role, too,” he quips, adding that “our dancing for this production also entails storytelling more than just choreography. The dancing, as much as it is a spectacle, also provides meaning and showcases the many symbols the show carries and would like to share with the audience.”

Having the highly-skilled G-Force dancers on board is likewise a definite advantage, and it’s exciting to see the flavor each of them will bring onstage.

Ritz, who’s trained as a jazz and hip-hop dancer, was part of the Ateneo Dance Club and has been dancing since he was 14. A versatile dancer - who had formal trainings in jazz, ballet, contemporary and hip-hop styles of dancing - Jazztin became a teacher and a choreographer at the young age of 16.

Brothers Michael and Jorge make up the famous G-Force Asian Twins, who are known for their intense and fierce dance moves; Michael was a member of the UST Salinggawi Dance Troupe while Jorge was a member of the FEU Cheering Squad.  

More than the interesting plot of Kinky Boots, its incredibly entertaining, awe-inspiring dance performances also make it a high-heeled hit that will surely make the audience feel like dancing even beyond the end of the show.

Tickets are now available at Ticketworld at 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.

Houseboys Find Justice for Gay Employer’s Death in "Ipaglaban Mo"

Three houseboys seek justice for their gay employer who was murdered by his lover this Saturday (June 24) in ABS-CBN’s hit legal drama “Ipaglaban Mo.”

Oliver (Michael De Mesa) is known to be a good employer to his three houseboys Benjo (Angelo Ilagan), Jepoy (Jomari Angeles), and Nonong (Paulo Angeles). Amidst controversies and people’s claims that they only extort money from Oliver, Nejo, Jepoy, and Nonong respect and do no not take advantage of the kindness of their boss.

All of them live a peaceful life, until Oliver meets his boyfriend Dominic (Junjun Quintana). At first, they support their relationship but later on, they see how Dominic is just using Oliver.

What will the boys do to protect Oliver? What events will occur that will lead to Oliver’s murder?


Don’t miss the “Houseboys” episode of “Ipaglaban Mo,” directed by Ram Tolentino this Saturday (June 24) after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN with a replay every Wednesday on DZMM TeleRadyo and DZMM Radyo Patrol 630.

For more updates, follow @IpaglabanMoCh2 on Twitter, @ipaglabanmoABSCBN on Instagram, or like www.facebook.com/IpaglabanMoABSCBN.

June 22, 2017

Mister Donut Gives Away Free Boxes of Bigger Bavarian Donuts, Drip Coffee and Ube Donut to Select Metro Manila Offices

Mister Donut truly knows how to bring back the kid in us and to reward us after a long-week of hard work in a fun, easy way!

Isn't is a delight to get a surprise treat, no matter how big or small, from someone you least expect to say, "Enjoy, you earned it!"

Starting June 19, Mister Donut will let working individuals enjoy the simplest of moments by visiting select offices in Metro Manila to give away FREE:

  • Boxes of the bigger Mister Donut Bavarian donuts
  • Drip Coffee Sachets
  • Ube Donut Coupons which they can claim at any Mister Donut shops within Metro Manila or during the launch of Mister Donut "Unbox the Fun" campaign on June 23.

Here are some of the first few office employess who already unbox the Mister Donut fun:

The New and Improved Shell V-Power Offers Exactly What Every Morotists Need: Power, Performance and Efficiency

Becoming the best version of ourselves is an everyday journey, which requires hard work and perseverance. In order to get to where we want ourselves to be, it is therefore important that we make the best decisions every single day. This includes our personal choices for products and services that affect our performance while we work our way towards our goals. While we are confronted with so many options in the market, we should only choose nothing but the best. 

Pilipinas Shell understands this need of Filipino drivers. To better equip them on the road, Pilipinas Shell continues to develop better, if not the best fuel formulations so far. Working with the best teams available, such as its roster of 170 fuels scientists across their five fuels technology centers, Shell continues to churn out innovative products to help meet the constantly evolving needs of its customers and their vehicles. 

Every driver has his or her own priorities when it comes to the choice of fuel. Some value power and performance, while some value efficiency. With the continuously changing driving conditions in the country, the needs of drivers continue to evolve as well. Wouldn't it be great to have a premium fuel that offers performance but also formulated for efficiency? 

 Celebrities Jericho Rosales, Yassi Pressman and "The Voice PH" coach Bamboo spotted during the launch of the new and improved Shell V-Power at the SMX Convention Center

The new Shell V-Power offers exactly that. After over five years of tireless work by R&D experts, Shell unveils brand new formulations for its premium Shell V-Power fuels. Shell V-Power is the only fuel co-engineered with and recommended by the iconic Formula 1 race team, Scuderia Ferrari. Shell's most advanced Shell V-Power fuels are now formulated with its proprietary DYNAFLEX Technology. It comes in three variants: Shell V-Power Gasoline, Shell V-Power Racing and Shell V-Power Diesel. 

Shell V-Power Racing and Shell V-Power Gasoline fuels target two key factors that can impact engine efficiency and performance - namely friction and deposits. The new Shell V-Power Diesel is designed to help restore up to 100% of your engine's performance by removing deposits from fuel injectors. 

"We are constantly faced with the challenge to keep up with the rapid evolution of vehicle technology and the changing needs of out customers," says Anthony Lawrence Yam, Pilipinas Shell Vice President for Retail. "We understand their desire to give their vehicles the best which, in turn, may also help them perform at their best as well. This is why we have spent over half a decade of research and development to produce our best-ever fuel, the new Shell V-Power."

Kapuso Kiligserye "Meant To Be" to Air the Sweetest Finale on June 23

Top-rating series "Meant To Be" keeps viewers hooked and on the edge of their seats as the boys - Jai (Andy Raj), Ethan (Ivan Dorschner), Yuan (Ken Chan), and Andoy (Jak Roberto) go all out in tryong to win Billie's (Barbie Forteza) heart.

Billie's ultimate "ka-meant-to-be" will be determined from the combined results of an online poll and the final discussion of the show's producers which will be revealed in the series finale on June 23.

"Meant To Be" has a stellar cast including Manilyn Reynes, Sheryl Cruz, and Tina Paner, Keempee de Leon, Janno Gibbs, and Ronaldo Valdez. Also in the cast are Sef Cadayona, Mika dela Cruz, Zymic Jaravilla, and the Queen of Philippine Cinema Ms. Gloria Diaz.

"Meant To Be" airs weeknights after "My Love From the Star" on GMA Telebabad.

Gerald Anderson and Arci Muñoz Blockbuster Movie "Can We Still Be Friends?" To Be Screened in Select Countries Worldwide via TFC@theMovies starting June 23

In this day and age when traditions are challenged and new norms arise, it comes as no surprise that the on-screen, unconventional team-up of Kapamilya stars Gerald Anderson and Arci Muñoz hit it off at first collaboration via “Always Be My Maybe”.”

Since their first on-screen performance which is both a blockbuster and social media sensation, the team-up has been called “Team Lablab” and is now back in the mid-year offering of Star Cinema, “Can We Still Be Friends?” screening outside the Philippines via TFC@theMovies in the U.S. and Canada starting June 23 and in Papua New Guinea starting June 29.

For their reunion movie, they will give life to the characters of Digs (Anderson) and Sam (Muñoz).

Digs and Sam are a couple happy with their relationship which has lasted for eight years, that is until they decide to amicably end their relationship.

Anderson and Muñoz provide a peek into their characters’ side of the story.

For her part, singer-actress Muñoz said that her character Sam was looking for something in their relationship, which she did not find with Digs. “Siyempre ang mga babae may mga pangangailangan. Gusto ko naman once in a while we go out para lang ma-ignite iyong spark. Hindi niya nakita iyon kay Digs - sobrang magkaiba sila. (Women have needs. They want to go out with their partner once in a while to ignite the spark. She did not see that with Digs - they are total opposites)”.

For Millennial Leading Man Anderson, his character Digs has been head-over-heels with Sam to the point where he got too comfortable. “May times na nararamdaman ni Sam na Digs is taking her for granted. Para kay Digs naman, mahal na mahal niya si Sam but sobrang komportable na siya. (There are times that Sam felt Digs is taking her for granted. But for Digs, he only loved Sam so much that he got too comfortable in the relationship)”.

The screenwriter of the film, Jen Chuaunsu, was inspired to write the story of the film because of the real-life experience of a person she once met. “Parang kinuwento niya how nag-break na sila ng boyfriend niya pero friendly pa rin sila,” she recalls. “We found that interesting. Kamusta naman ‘yon? Paano iyong relationship na ‘yon? So doon nanggaling ang concept. (She narrated how she and her boyfriend broke up but remained friends. We found that interesting. How is that? How are their relationship? That is where we got the concept)”.

In Digs and Sam’s story, after they end their 8-year relationship, they decide to remain ‘friends’. It turns out, this friendship becomes an excuse for them to constantly check on each other as they individually take on the dating game again.

Unlike the other break-up films, this Star Cinema directorial debut of Prime Cruz wants to approach the story in a different manner. “Usually kapag breakup stories heavy, drama, iyakan. So inisip namin, paano kung may story na dini-deal ang breakup pero mas light ang approach –- ganoon iyong film na ito, (Usually breakup stories are heavy with emotions, dramatic, and are filled with crying scenes. We were thinking of how to tell a breakup story but with a light approach -– that is the treatment for this film)” he says. 

The film also looks into the crucial role of social dating apps in relationships these days.

Also part of the film are young stars Bryan Santos, Ria Atayde, Brian Sy, Gege Severo, Erika Padilla, Markie Stroem, and Emmanuelle Vera.

Will Digs and Sam, really just remain friends after their breakup?  Or is it possible for exes to be a couple again? 

Find out in the film “Can We Still Be Friends?” which will screen outside the Philippines via TFC@theMovies in key countries worldwide on the following countries and dates: US and Canada on June 23; Papua New Guinea on June 29; and coming soon in  Brunei.

For more updates about the film, visit emea.kapamilya.com, tfc-usa/CWSBF, tfc-ca/CWSBF, or TFC’s Facebook page applicable for your area. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC on Twitter and Instagram.

June 21, 2017

Charlie Puth "Attention" and Warner Music Phils. Artists Gather in One Big Event #AttentionCharliePuthWishBus

What makes a die-hard celebrity fanatic? When you learned that your favorite singer is about to launch his latest single, you would:

Travel miles away to see/hear/breathe the same air he's breathing
Beat the traffic jam (this is Manila, hello! Traffic is everywhere)
Conquer the heavy rain (as if soaking wet in the rain is as good as eating ice cream) 
Willing to surpass hours of long queue to get infront and have a better view of what's happening on stage

If you answer "That's me!" on those items above, then, like me, you're a certified faney!

The "fan-in-me" was put to test on June 19 when Warner Music Philippines and Wish 107.5 launched the latest single of Grammy-nominated artist Charlie Puth called "Attention" via a mini-concert and the unveiling of #AttentionCharliePuthWishBus at Uptown Mall in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Despite the fact that Charlie Puth will not be physically present in the event, I traveled all the way from Nueva Ecija, surpassed the Metrowide Monday traffic, conquered the heavy rain and flood, queued my way to the registration along with hundreds of young students who flocked the venue 3 hours earlier than the event schedule. Yes, that's me! A certified Charlie Puth fan.

The event was headlined by Soul Siren Nina who announced her much-awaited comeback, not just to the recording scene, but also to Warner Music Philippines family.

Joaqui Madamba from the band BTC Sounds opened the program by performing some of his own compositions.

The star-studded event also featured viral artists and Warner Music Philippines newest pool of talents that include:

Ashley Gosiengfiao and her neo-soul band MIDNIGHT MEETINGS 
All-male band ALTITUDE.7
Acoustic duo LEANNE & NAARA 
Alternative rock act ALPHA CAELI
Also (photos not included) Pop-Rock band ABOUTRADIO and budding singer/songwriter MONIQUE.

All of them performed their covers of most favorite Charlie Puth songs. They even serenaded the crowd watching at the Uptown Mall Activity Center with their own hit songs.

To know more about these fast-rising talented artists and the latest about  Warner Music Philippines’ roster of artists, like their Facebook page at www.fb.com/warnermusicphilippines.

James Reid and Nadine Lustre's Phenomenal Series "On The Wings of Love" Takes Off on Jeepney TV

The show that became a hit among Filipino viewers worldwide, "On the Wings of Love" topbilled by James Reid and Nadine Lustre, is set to bring back kilig and excitement as it makes its journey to cable channel Jeepney TV starting June 26.

The 2015 ABS-CBN romantic comedy primetime series directed by Antoinette Jadaone and Jojo Saguin consistently obtained high TV ratings all throughout its run. Filipino viewers here and abroad became certified Otwolistas. Its finale scored an all-time high national TV rating of 27.8% according to data from Kantar Media, and garnered almost four million posts on Twitter.

Critics, celebrities, and fans alike also commended how the hit show properly captured and depicted OFW issues and made them relatable.

Viewers and fans caught up with missed episodes went on marathons which hurled the show into iWant TV's list of most watched programs.

The story is about simple but determined Leah (Nadine) whose dream is to continue her late mother's "American dream" and lonesome but hardworking Clark (James) who grew up in America after his mother died when he was little. The unlikely two marry in order to legally stay and continue working in the United States.

Aside from the JaDine tandem, the show's cast includes Cherry Pie Picache, Joel Torre, Nanette Inventor, Albie Casiño, Bianca Manalo, Nico Antonio and Paulo Avenilo.

Relive Clark and Leah's story in "On the Wings of Love," airing Mondays to Fridays, 6:30PM beginning June 26. Jeepney TV is on SkyCable channel 9, Destiny Cable Analog 41 and Digital 9.

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. For updates, like the Jeepney TV page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/JeepneyTV) or visit www.jeepneytv.ph.

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Coca-Cola Plants a Greener Future in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur

Along the rocky terrain of Mindanao's eastern coast, in the town of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, is a lush 10-hectare community farm that has been cited as one of the model farms by various government agencies, including the Department of Agriculture (DA). Despite the unpredictable weather, which includes month-long monsoon rains and even longer dry spells, the farm has yielded fruits and vegetables beyond what the land and its surrounding areas has ever seen.

This verdant bounty and pockets of rain forests belies the fact that most of Hinatuan lies on limestone bedrock. The constant salty winds blowing from the Pacific Ocean, alongside the lack of access to fresh water has contributed to the less than ideal environment for agricultural cultivation and has restricted most farming activities to coconut and corn production. The lack of water source also discounts the possibility of livestock-raising.

"In 2012, we decided to farm better with the assistance from various stakeholders. We made sure that every help we received would be maximized," said Arsolino Cabilin, chairman of the Tagasaka Coconut Farmers Association (TACOFA).

In that same year, TACOFA became a recipient of the Coca-Cola Agos Program in partnership with Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc. (AIDFI). Through this project, the community was able to effectively shift to a more sustainable farming system – organic farming. 

The Coca-Cola Agos Program installed a modified version of a simple technology called ram pump that allows lowland water to be brought to elevated areas without the need for electricity. 


Making barren landscapes lush with the Coca-Cola Agos Program

"The unpredictable weather made it difficult for us to veer away from planting only coconuts and corn. There were times when it would suddenly have three weeks of no rain, sometimes it would stretch for two and a half months. Vegetables could not hold it out that long without rain," said Dina Bayarcal, a TACOFA member and former treasurer. "We would fetch water from the river and manually bring it to the farm and water the plants. That's the only thing we would do the whole day during a dry spell," Bayarcal added.

With the availability of water through the ram pumps, TACOFA was able to diversify its crops that now include cantaloupes, watermelons, soybeans, corn, coconuts, and other vegetables that are grown throughout the year. The association is even putting up a coco fiber rope and coir (coconut fiber) production facility. 

Today, TACOFA membership has grown to over 100 farmer members tilling and developing the 10-hectare land, tapping its water source from the Coca-Cola Agos Program. The organization even plans on leasing some of the neighboring farms in order for them to expand their production.

"With a secure source of water, through the Coca-Cola Agos ram pumps, we were able to think of ways on how to better improve the way we farm. Access to water opened us to an endless possibility of options on what we can plant and raise," said Cabilin. "We are also looking at ways on how we can further add value to our products."

This year, the association has completed its coco coir production facility that would enable them to produce ropes, fiber mats, and coir logs – natural and biodegradable ways of preventing soil erosion, and contour farming. Tagasaka's coconut nurseries have even boosted its contribution to the Department of Agriculture's continuing effort to rehabilitate the ageing coconut industry, with seedling mortality rates now reduced from 55 to 20 percent.


Coca-Cola Agos Program: A gift to the next generation

TACOFA serves as the association for managing the Coca-Cola Agos Program after the ram pumps were turned over to the community. As the recipient organization and on behalf of the whole community, they are responsible for the maintenance and assurance that the ram pumps will continue to serve its purpose. Prior to the turn-over, TACOFA underwent workshops and orientations conducted by AIDFI on how to maintain and manage the ram pump as well as their natural environment. Two members of the organization also underwent hands-on mechanical training and have been certified by AIDFI to maintain the ram pumps for the community. 

The organization serves as the unifying body for all household and farm recipients of the Coca-Cola Agos Program. They work hand-in-hand in taking care of the gift of water brought about by the installation of ram pumps for their community. They envision the project to serve the water needs of now and preserved for the next generations of TACOFA members. 

"The Coca-Cola Agos ram pump is a gift to us, and it will be our gift to the next generation. Today, we will show the people the many ways one can farm; we will show those who have given much to us that we are grateful for their gift," said Cabilin. "And we will show the next generation that with hard work, perseverance, and unceasing faith, things can and will be better." 

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Ninjas Assemble in "The Lego Ninjago Movie" Poster

Find the Ninja within ya in the main one-sheet art of Warner Animation Group's The LEGO Ninjago Movie, a new animated adventure in Warner's LEGO franchise.

Take a look at the poster below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas starting September 27, 2017.

In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret warriors and LEGO Master Builders. Led by kung fu master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, the Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their true power.

Jackie Chan (Kung Fu Panda) stars as Master Wu; Justin Theroux (Magamind 2) is Garmadon; Dave Franco (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) plays Lloyd; and Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse) is Lloyd's mom, Koko. Making up the secret ninja crew, Fred Armisen (SNL) voices Cole; Abbi Jacobson (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) plays Nya; Kumail Nanjiani (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) is Jay; Michael Peña (Ant-Man) is Kai; and Zach Woods (Silicon Valley) voices Zane.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie marks the feature film directorial debut of Charlie Bean (Tron: Uprising). It is being produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Roy Lee, who previously collaborated on the worldwide box-office phenomenon The LEGO® Movie, along with Maryann Garger ("Flushed Away"). Chris McKay, Seth Grahame-Smith, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone are serving as executive producers. The screenplay is by Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher, story by Kevin Hageman & Dan Hageman and Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher, based on LEGO Construction Toys.

The LEGO Ninjago Movie is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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June 20, 2017

TV Ratings: "La Luna Sangre" Pilot 11.5% vs. "My Love From The Star" 8.7%

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla's latest primetime series - the fantasy-drama "La Luna Sangre" aired its pilot episode on Monday, June 19.

"La Luna Sangre" is the continuation of Angel Locsin and John Lloyd Cruz's "Imortal" and Angel Locsin and Piolo Pascual's "Lobo," both gained a whopping popularity when it aired in 2010 and 2008.

So, how did the pilot episode of La Luna Sangre fare in AGB Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM) ratings?

La Luna Sangre, which used the hashtag #LaLunaSangreAngSimula, got an AGB NUTAM rating of 11.5%.

Meanwhile, GMA-7's My Love From The Star got an AGB rating of 8.7%.

The Kapamilya show got a rating that 2.8 points higher than its Kapuso rival.

June 19, 2017

Beauty is Not Just for Gals, WATSONS Releases Grooming Essentials for Guys

Gone are the days when "alindog" is a term synonymous to women. Let's face it, regardless of the gender, we all want to look good, feel good, smell good. Good grooming boost our morale and confidence. Not just it's a huge plus factor to finding our "forever," it is likewise play a key role to a successful career, to expand your network, to make your mark in society, and so on, and so forth.

In this fast-paced millennial time, good grooming is not just limited to washing our face, bathing, brushing our teeth, shaving and putting on deodorant. Men need more!

Most Filipino men used to leave the decisions on what soap or shampoo to buy to their mothers, wives or girlfriends,” said Watsons Group Marketing Manager Karen Fabres. She also said, "But their involvement in the shopping mission is growing. They want to smell, feel and sample the products they use on their face and body. They’re becoming more engaged.”

That's why WATSONS, Asia’s leading health and personal care store, in their recent event entitled “BroBootcamp”, Watsons rolled out a crash course program showing the boys how to master personal care. From basic cleansing training, to showering, shaving and scent, all the way up to moisturizing, the guys got the lowdown on upping their grooming games. 

The event was attended by TV host Robi Domingo, basketball star Kiefer  Ravena, actor John James Uy, and Fashion Blogger David Guison - who shared their most-kept grooming secrets that made them successful in their chosen fields.


Robi Domingo shared: “Cleansing preps the whole grooming process. Shower once or twice a day and don’t forget to wash your face. Taking good care of your face and your body will lead to a good-smelling you, earns you a lot of pogi points during close encounters which, of course, is always a turn on.

Millennials are expected to always succeed. So we have to look the part, and good grooming is one way to do it.

Sharp and Clean

Always look sharp and clean. A man should have a go-to trusty razor and shaving cream to achieve the manly art of shaving without hurting themselves.  Remember to wash your face first with warm water for up to three minutes to remove dead skin and avoid cuts, use a shaving gel to prevent razor burns, and let your shaver do all the work for you, then rinse it all out with cold water before finishing off with a splash of moisturizing aftershave. It will make you feel great and smell even greater.” says Kiefer Ravena


Most men are guilty of taking for granted their skin. We tend to underestimate the power of a well-hydrated skin. Men need to moisturize because it can prevent the effects of damaging environmental influences and stress and to restore nutrients to the skin.” according to John James Uy.

A lot of guys underestimate the importance of getting that scent in check. Start with the basic deodorant; then spray on a light fragrance or cologne to complete your look.

Fragrances are a great, yet simple way to express yourself. Every guy has their unique personality and it’s great that Axe really helps them bring this out with their wide range of fragrances. Each one is unique, so you know that no matter what your personality is, there is a right fragrance for you.” says David Guison.

The most important thing that these men found out- grooming is a reflection of one’s character. Looking your best isn’t about vanity. It’s about taking full advantage of every edge you can. In a job interview, on a date, in pretty much every other daily battle you face- the guy who looks like he’s got it together has the upper hand.

Armed with manly knowledge and a swag bag full of grooming goods from Nivea Men, Gillette, Belo Men, Axe, Pond’s Men, Old Spice, Freshman, Adidas, Watsons Men Razor, Watsons Nose Pore Strips, and Press N’ Mix Hair Color, Watsons

Head on to the nearest WATSONS stores now, pick up some essentials from the Men’s Zone and see yourself climb up to the top!

Brillante Mendoza Celebrates the Joys, Pains of Motherhood in "Anak"

To celebrate the joys and pains of motherhood, award-winning director Brillante Mendoza brings us another cinematic masterpiece on TV with "Anak", a gut wrenching and heartwarming episode of Brillante Mendoza Presents which airs on TV5 this June 25, 2017 right after "Lakbai".
Starring real-life couple Romnick Sarmenta and Harlene Bautista, "Anak" tells the story of a childless couple who decided to go to the famous Obando Fertility Rites to petition for a child. Brillante Mendoza with his cinematic genius reminds us once more of the beauty and pain that entails raising a family and of what adversities childless couples are willing to endure and struggle through to fulfil their dream of bearing a child.

It also highlights the Pinoy religious fervor as reflected by strong faith and trust in miracles and divine intervention. Playing the lead roles of this episode is the real-life couple Romnick Sarmenta and Harlene Bautista in their first collaboration with the well-lauded film maker.

Also starring Perla Bautista, Bea Saw, Gay Quililan and Kimmy Maclang.

"Anak" is another brave television masterpiece by the award winning Brillante Mendoza and is a reflection of TV5's strong commitment to be the TV network that provides differentiated entertainment. Catch Brillante Mendoza Presents: Anak on Sunday, June 25 right after Lakbai.

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6 WaysYou Can Bond with Your Kids as the School Year Opens

Now that the school year has started, engage your kids in quality time by taking inspiration from activities you can learn together on YeY channel’s “Team YeY,” the only local all-kids variety show where kids can learn something new every day. 

Check out these fun ideas.

1.       Prepare baon together.

Teach your kids the basics of food preparation by involving them in preparing simple snacks like sandwiches, veggie sticks, or simple ulam-and-rice combos. Make it extra fun by coming  up with Bento meals, where rice and ulam can be done in various shapes.  Try making Monster Burgers, as shown on Snaks Naman of Team YeY.

2.       Learn Philippine literature together.

Turn TV bonding into a fun learning experience by tuning in to Team YeY’s StorYeY to revisit classic Philippine literature. Stand by to explain any questions they might have, and turn it into an educational viewing habit.

3.       Do art projects together.

Having quality time with kids doesn’t have to involve lots of planning and money as you can help with their homework and art projects every now and then. Together, you can get crafty and creative. Tune in to Team YeY’s Artstig for easy ideas.

4.       Beat the rainy day blues with party games at home.

To make rainy days festive, improvise by organizing DIY party games at home with the kids. Invite cousins and classmates over on a weekend and engage them in team games as seen on Team YeY’s Sunday Funday and Game Play.

5.       Take a break from work stress and jam.

Take a short break by jamming with your kids while watching Team YeY’s Soundcheck. This will also give you an opportunity to see and experience what your kids are into these days. Try teaching them your favorite songs, too—they’ll enjoy learning “old” songs from you too!

6.       Get some exercise by dancing.

Since it’s hard to find time to exercise these days, improvise! Bust a move with the kids as they dance along to Team YeY’s Galaw Go. You don’t need a Zumba class—just dance with the kids and have some laughs as you attempt to follow the dance steps on TV.

Don’t let the start of the school year stop you from spending quality time with your kids. Set aside a little time each day to play and learn with them. Tune in to Team YeY every day of the week at 8:30 am and 2:30 pm. Team YeY airs on YeY channel exclusively on TVplus, with catch up episodes on iWant TV.

“Team YeY” brings the fun and learning with its daily themed segments. Galaw Go!, is led by AJ Urquia and Nhikzy Calma; Snaks Naman by Mitch Naco and Sophie Reola; Artstig by Jana Agoncillo and Althea Guanzon; Game Play by Sam Shoaf and JM Canlas,  StorYey by Raven Cajuguiran and Yesha Camile; Sound Check by Luke Alford and Noel Comia Jr.; and Sunday Funday with all the hosts.

YeY is a free and exclusive channel on digital TV via ABS-CBN TVPlus, which you can get for a one-time payment of P1499. ABS-CBN TVplus signal coverage is  available in Metro Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, Iloilo, Bacolod, Davao, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Rizal, Laguna, Pampanga, Tarlac, Benguet, and Cavite. Yey is also available on cable via SKYcable and Destiny Cable and on direct-to-home or satellite TV via SKYdirect. For more information, visit tvplus.abs-cbn.com and follow ABS-CBN TVplus and Yey on Facebook. You can also subscribe to YeY’s YouTube channel for your daily dose of YeY.




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