Friday, July 14, 2017

ABS-CBN Store Launches "Ravelo Komiks Superheroes" Collectible Brands

As Darna fever starts to roll in, ABS-CBN brings well-loved Pinoy superhero characters back to life with the rollout of its latest and biggest offering to date, the “Ravelo Komiks Superheroes” brand inspired by the creations of the famed komiks writer, the late Mars Ravelo.

This exciting development marks the Kapamilya network’s release of licensed merchandise including shirts, tumblers, and other novelty items, bearing illustrations of favorite “Ravelo Komiks Superheroes” Darna, Lastikman and Captain Barbell. Also among the new products is “Darna at Ang Nawawalang Bato”, a much-awaited card game which will be officially out in stores next month.

The brand launch is also celebrated with the creation of collectible character statues of Captain Barbell, Lastikman, Darna and her supervillain counterpart, Valentina, designed and produced by Halimaw Sculptures.

Aside from said famous characters, succeeding product rollouts will be inspired by other Ravelo Komiks heroes such as Varga, Tiny Tony, Kapitan Boom, and many more.


ABS-CBN held the launch of its latest offering at the recently held Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention (ToyCon) 2017 in SMX. The Kapamilya booth gave visitors a chance to try out the Darna card game, shop for “Ravelo Komiks Superheroes” merchandise, see some Mars Ravelo memorabilia and get a preview of the collectible Pinoy superhero statues.

This generation’s Darna, Liza Soberano, joined the launch and encouraged the attendees to support the legacy of the homegrown comics.

The “Ravelo Komiks Superheroes” statues are now available for pre-order via the Facebook Page of Halimaw Sculptures, while shirts and novelties are now available at The ABS-CBN Store. 

For more information on ABS-CBN merchandise, visit

SM and Disney Launch "Cars 3" Mall Event at SM North EDSA on July 19 feat. Life-Sized Lightning McQueen and Matteo Guidicelli

Racers, start your engines and rev up for a rare treat as The Walt Disney Company (Philippines) and SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc. (SM-LEI) launch the “Cars 3” Mall Event at The Block Atrium on Wednesday, July 19.

In celebration of the theatrical release of “Cars 3” on July 26, Disney and SM will provide mall-goers a taste of life in the fast lane, as they unveil a life-sized Lightning McQueen model, to be the centerpiece of the mall event.

Former professional car racing champion and now popular actor Matteo Guidicelli will lead the ceremonial unveiling of everyone’s favorite Piston Cup champ on July 19 at 4PM at The Block Atrium.

Fans and the public are invited to witness the momentous event and share the experience through social media by using the hashtags #Cars3 and #JoinTheRacePH.

The mall event will also feature fun activity areas where families and kids can play with and purchase the latest “Cars 3” toys from Mattel.

Shoppers can also browse around the cool retail booths that carry the best of “Cars 3” merchandise.

The mall event will be open to the public.

Romantic Thai Movie "One Day" Premieres on Cinema One’s Blockbuster Sunday on July 16

Watch the journey of an awkward wallflower as he tries to get the perfect girl in the 2016 Thai romance drama film “One Day” which premieres on Cinema One this Sunday (July 16).

The Best Movie in Dara Daily The Great Awards is directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun who also made the hit horror film “Shutter” and the Mario Maurer-starrer “Pee Mak.”

“One Day” lead stars Chantavit Dhanasevi and Nittha Jirayungyurn received top acting honors from the 26th Thailand National Film Association Awards and Dara Daily The Great Awards 2016 for their respective roles in the film.

Thirty-year old Denchai (Chantavit), a geeky IT worker, is secretly in love with his female colleague, Nui (Nittha). Their story makes a leap when he gets his wish to be with his dream girl for one day during a company trip in Hokkaido. Nui suffers a temporary memory loss and gets a fake boyfriend in the company of Denchai.

The film has received positive reviews from critics. “Well out of their tropical element, Pisanthanakun and his talented crew adeptly adapt to Hokkaido’s snowy weather, confidently delivering an attractively packaged production,” says Justin Lowe in The Hollywood Reporter.

“‘One Day’ will traffic in broad comedy one minute, get wildly romantic the next, and then dive straight into the abyss of sorrow,” according to Thai American playwright Prince Gomolvila in his review in Thai Movie Central.

Cinema One is the leading cable channel in the Philippines. Its programming includes a line-up of mainstream and independent local and foreign films, film related programming, and original content for television.

Catch the premiere of the moving film “One Day” on Cinema One’s Blockbuster Sunday (July 16) 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 to view full schedule.

On Spotlight: 10 Great Players from NCAA Schools

The epic hard court battles in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have begun with the opening of its 93rd season last July 8, which was aired on S+A, S+A HD, and

As we all witness the journey of new and rising superstars in the country’s oldest collegiate league, let us take a look at the former players in each NCAA school whose legacies they will be chasing.

Here are 10 former players from San Beda Red Lions, host school San Sebastian Stags, AU Chiefs, CSB Blazers, EAC Generals, JRU Heavy Bombers, Mapua Cardinals, Letran Knights, LPU Pirates, and Perpetual Altas that are #GOALS for this generation of NCAA student-athletes.

1.) Caloy Loyzaga, San Beda College
While the world’s greatest basketball player ever is always subject to a debate, many will agree on who is the best Filipino ever to have played the game.  The late great Bedan Caloy Loyzaga, known as the “Big Difference,” remains the standard for Pinoy ballers after gaining both local and international fame for his basketball talent. Caloy led the San Beda team that won the coveted Zamora Cup, which was given to teams that won three championships. 

The two-time Olympian’s finest performance, however, was in the 1954 FIBA World Basketball Championships, where he carried the country on his back to win the Bronze medal, a feat no other Asian team has done in the said tournament up to this day.

2.) Calvin Abueva, San Sebastian College-Recoletos
When Calvin Abueva suited up for the Stags during the senior year of then-Stags star Jimbo Aquino in ‘09, people thought the undersized forward will have a tough time against the towering frontline of Kyle and Jake Pascual, and Sudan Daniels of San Beda. But the fearless kid from Pampanga left people’s mouths gaping as he managed to grab rebound after rebound against them with his generously listed 6’3” frame. 

That moment, “The Beast” was born. Calvin would soon show his all-around game by being the only player in the country to lead a league in points, rebounds, and assists. His incredible versatility and intensity on the court remains a difference-maker to this day as he plays in the pro league and the national team.

3.) Alvin Patrimonio, Mapua Institute of Technology
Mapua was not prepared for a young guy like Alvin, a bull-strong center who stood only at 6’3” and was able to play at least two more positions. What set the Captain apart from his peers was his elite footwork, which reminded people of NBA legend Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon. 

Aside from that, Patrimonio bullied people bigger than him in the post and had a mean turnaround jumper that fell softly into the net. “Cap” got himself two NCAA MVPs in ’85 and ’86 and eventually became a four-time MVP in the pro league as a power forward, where imports would be assigned to stop him. He was also a member of the country’s own version of the “Dream Team” as an amateur and the “Centennial Team” together with other Pinoy basketball greats.

4.) Samboy Lim, Colegio de San Juan de Letran
Samboy is fondly called the “Skywalker” in local hoops circles. Old men will regale young basketball fans of the times when Samboy would fly towards the hoop and no one could stop him, not even a center who is taller and stronger than he is. 

The former San Beda Red Cub showcased his tremendous hops when he starred for Letran, where he turned every game into a highlight show with his acrobatic forays that most often than not, got punctuated by thundering jams to the delight of the crowd. Samboy led the Knights to three of their 17 titles in the league before dazzling the pro league and representing the nation as a member of the 1985 national team.

5.) Earl Scottie Thompson, University of Perpetual Help System-DALTA
Scottie was a nameless recruit from down South when he was spotted by college coach extraordinaire Aric Del Rosario at the Palarong Pambansa. He proved to be a diamond in the rough as he easily burst into the NCAA scene with his ability to snag triple-double after triple-double, getting double digits in points, assists, and rebounds in a single game, a mean feat for any basketball player. 

The former Perpetual star and league MVP can also play point guard, shooting guard, and even small forward when the situation calls for it, making him truly stand out among players in his generation.

6.)  Jio Jalalon, Arellano UniversityJio came out of obscurity during his sophomore year in Season 90 where he ended his campaign with a Mythical Five selection and a Most Improved Player award. While Jalalon did not win any championships for the Chiefs, he won the hearts of basketball fans with his energy and leadership on the court, using his speed and strength to blow by opponents to score or to pass to an open teammate. 

His talent and fire was most evident during NCAA Season 91, when he was the only local player to be included in the Mythical team, beating other elite collegiate point guards then like Baser Amer and Thompson to the spot.

7.) Vergel Meneses, Jose Rizal University
The former King Bomber and now JRU head coach took the NCAA by storm as one of the most exciting players during his time. Known as a high-flyer, Vergel led his team alongside brother Vic in the collegiate ranks before becoming one of the greats in the pro league. 

While he did not win any championships as an NCAA player, he remains in the hunt for a title for JRU as the current mentor of the Heavy Bombers. Since taking charge of the team in 2014, he has led JRU to 3rd place twice, back in 2010 and 2014.

8.) Leo Austria, Lyceum of the Philippines University
Kids today will know him as a multi-titled coach but before taking this role, he first showed his leadership as the basketball star of Lyceum. He went on to have a successful playing career in semi-pro and pro leagues before establishing himself as a coach in both collegiate and professional tournaments. 

Leo only proves that basketball never stops for a hardcore baller like him as he extends his career through coaching and winning championships. Other notable alumni from LPU, which only joined the NCAA a few years ago, are Ato Agustin and Gary David.

9.) Sunday Salvacion, College of Saint Benilde
Sunday was the Blazers’ scoring machine who led the team to two Finals appearances, winning the school’s first and only NCAA senior men’s basketball championship in 2000. The former league Rookie-of-the-Year was even named MVP in 2002, when they returned to the Finals but lost to the Stags, the team they beat for the title two years before. 

Sunday eventually made a name as a two-way player in the pro league, delivering in clutch situations through his shooting and solid defense. He will always be credited for helping turn CSB into a contender immediately in the NCAA, which the school joined only in 1998.

10.) Ronjay Buenafe, Emilio Aguinaldo College
EAC is one of the youngest basketball teams in the NCAA and so far, former player Ronjay Buenafe stands out as its biggest contribution to Philippine basketball. Ronjay, who wore the #8 jersey, led the Generals to two championships in its former league (UCAA). 

Though he was not a first round draft pick in the pro league, he easily earned a spot in the rotation of his team with his steady game, strengthened by a much-improved outside shooting.

Find out who are set to follow in their footsteps and bring pride to their schools while making their own names in Philippine basketball. Catch NCAA Season 93 live on S+A, S+A HD, and via livestreaming on every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. 

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Free Meals and Drinks Await Dine-In Customers at GRINGO Ayala Mall The 30th Opening on July 14

Hola, Amigos and Amigas. GRINGO opens its 8th branch today, July 14, at Ayala Mall The 30th.

And to show his love and appreciation to his beloved Amigos and Amigas, during the opening day, Gringo is giving away some FREE delicious treats:

Bring your Amigo along with you when you dine in and get your 2nd quarter chicken for free**
Buy 8 local beers and get Nachos for free.*
Buy 3 local beers, get 1 local beer for free.*

You can also visit other GRINGO stores at SM North Edsa The Block, BGC Burgos Circle, C. Palanca Makati, SM Megamall Atrium, SM MOA Arena Annex, UP Town Center, and SM City Sucat.

*** No sides. Valid for dine-in orders at Gringo the 30th only.
*** Not valid in conjunction with other promos or discounts.
*** Terms and conditions apply.
* Ongoing promos on all 8 branches

Kisses Delavin and Marco Gallo Face MYX’s Fun Hosting Challenge

The number one music channel in the country brings in one of today’s rising loveteams, the KissMarc tandem composed of PBB Lucky Season 7 2nd Big Placer Kisses Delavin and fellow housemate Marco Gallo, as MYX Celebrity VJs for July.

According to Kisses, she has always wanted to become a VJ as she regularly watches MYX on TV, admiring the VJs for being so cool and fun. “When Marco and I found out that we’ll be MYX VJs, we’re super excited.”

Their stint began last July 1 and since then, both Kisses and Marco have readily faced the hosting challenges in various music programs on MYX.

The KissMarc fans are extra thrilled for the tandem’s latest television project.

Shared Monette (@Monettezkie31) on Twitter, “how adorable of KissMarc on screen. Thank you MYX.”

Waiting for my daily dose of happiness on MYX Philippines. I will never get tired of watching them,” tweeted Kissable IQ (@Kisses_IQ).

Now watching Kisses introducing Callalily's Miles Away on MYX. Áng galing mo mag-VJ @delavinkisses. So proud of you,” tweeted CJ (@caedeminthecity).

Catch the KissMarc tandem on Pinoy MYX until July 15 (9AM, 1:30PM and 11PM); Mellow MYX from July 16-22 (1PM and 11:30PM); and My MYX from July 23-29 (8AM, 2PM and 10PM). Watch MYX on Skycable channel 23. 

For more information on MYX programming, log on to, follow MYX on Instagram (@myxph) and Twitter (@MYXPhilippines).

Ka-Donut Alert: It's a Buy 1, Take 1 Weekend at DUNKIN DONUTS Stores Nationwide #UnboxTheFun

Who's excited for Fri-Yay (Friday Payday)? I sure see some hands in the air. And in case you thought weekend is merely about spending quality time with the family, staycation, binge-watching, or malling, think again.

Mister Donut is making your next 3 weekends extra fun-filling with its Buy 1, Take 1 offer.
Get 15 pieces assorted Bavarian and Choco Butternut Smidgets for free when you buy 1 dozen box of donuts of your favorite variants like Bavarian, Filled Donuts, Choco Cake, or Cake Collection.

This promo happens on the weekends of July 14 to 16, July 21 to 23 and July 28 to 30 on all Mister Donuts stores nationwide

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Look: "Dunkirk" Officila IMAX Poster, Harry Styles Marks Acting Debut

Warner Bros. Pictures has just revealed the IMAX one-sheet art for Christopher Nolan's new epic action thriller Dunkirk, which was shot with IMAX film cameras.

Check out the IMAX exclusive poster below and watch Dunkirk in Philippne cinemas on Juy 20, 2017 with special engagements in IMAX 70mm film.

Nolan (Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy) directs Dunkirk from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen.

Harry Styles Marks Acting Debut
As one of the members of the global phenomenon One Direction, Harry Styles became one of the best-known musicians in the world. Now, he makes his feature film acting debut in Christopher Nolan's new epic action thriller Dunkirk (in Philippine cinemas July 20).

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army.

In the film, Styles plays Alex, a young soldier whom the actor describes as “seems nice, but there’s also this edge to him. He comes off a little more hardened than the other guys. Alex likes the idea of being the tough guy, but he’s also really scared.”

Styles talks more about Dunkirk and his experience filming it in the following interview:

Question: What can you tell us about your character and where he fits into the story of Dunkirk?
Harry Styles: I play a soldier called Alex, and he and Fionn Whitehead’s character, Tom Glynn-Carney's, pretty much stick together through most of the film. These guys are really just given a gun and some boots and thrown into this dangerous situation, and they have no idea what they’re doing or how they’re going to get out of it alive. So, it’s just: ‘All right, we’re on the same side, so we’re going to help each other out of this.’

Our part of the film is just a straight survival story, and what really sticks with me is the idea that when you’re a soldier – especially in a situation as intense and chaotic as this – it doesn’t matter what the guy next to you does or if you even know his name, if he’s wearing the same uniform as you, you’re a team. It’s you and him, and you’re going to get through this together – and that says a lot, actually. It might be flowery BS, but it’s just pure camaraderie.

Q: What was it like meeting writer/director Christopher Nolan for the first time, and what impressed you the most about working with him?

HS: When you meet him and spend a little time with him, especially on set, you understand why he takes so much time between films: he invests so much in every project he does. He doesn’t just churn them out; I think he would rather wait and know everything there is to know about what he’s going to do, and if he’s going to do it justice in a film. He has researched everything about Dunkirk to the nth degree – from the costumes, to hair and make-up, to lighting. Everyone, even people who have done their jobs for 20 years, all said that they learn something from him on every film.

Q: How did it feel when you first arrived on the set and saw the scope of the production?
HS: It was definitely bigger than you expect, but the best part about it was that even when all of this was going on around you, as soon as you started filming, it always felt like it was just you and Chris and the camera. I think he’s amazing at making you feel comfortable on set in a way that doesn’t stress you out.

Q: What was the toughest aspect of the shoot?
HS: It felt like someone pulled you out of the bed, dumped you in the water, and then put you back in bed. But those were good days. Those were the ones that you’d get back from afterwards and everyone feels like [whistles], ‘That was a big day’.

Q: How much did you know about the events at Dunkirk prior to becoming involved in this project?
HS: When you’re at school, learning about history and World War II, Dunkirk is not as emphasized as some of the big battles, but it’s actually an incredibly important moment in the war. The world might be very different if things hadn’t gone the way they did.

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

The film features a prestigious cast, including Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Cillian Murphy as well as newcomer Fionn Whitehead. The ensemble cast also includes Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan and Tom Glynn-Carney.

Dunkirk is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

TV Ratings: "Weightlifting Fairy" Flexes Ratings Muscle, Beats Competition and Dominates Twitter Trending Topics

ABS-CBN's new show, the Tagalog-dubbed version of the Korean drama "Weightlifting Fairy," had a successful premiere.

It dominated Twitter conversations and finished just a tad lower than its predecessor, the hit "Goblin," in the ratings, based on data from Kantar Media.

"Weightlifting Fairy" had an audience share of 8.5% on Monday versus the 5% produced by "Innocent Defendant" from GMA-7.

Check out the ratings result for Monday below: 

Knowledge Channel Airs Student-Made Documentaries Entitled “Class Project”

Viewers can take inspiration from real-life stories that tackle social issues while sharing hope found in different settings on Knowledge Channel’s “Class Project.”

“Class Project” features documentaries produced and created by college students, starting with projects by the students at Colegio de San Juan de Letran.

Among the documentaries to be aired are “Tahan Na,” about the orphans of SOS Children’s Village. The SOS Children’s Villages is a private, non-political, non-denominational organization that provides long-term family-based care to children in need, and “Tahan Na” tells the story of some of its residents.  The documentary depicts how the orphaned children have found their permanent home in the village, with their fellow orphans becoming family and the house mothers becoming their own surrogate mothers.


Other documentaries include “Triple Kayod,” which follows a father juggling three different jobs to support his family, and “Haligi,” which features a father and son as they ride through the streets of Manila in their pedicab.

According to Danie Sedilla-Cruz, channel head of Knowledge Channel, the project aims to give the spotlight to relevant social issues while giving a platform to student producers and content creators who come up with high-quality content for broadcast. The partnership with Colegio de San Juan de Letran will be the first in a series of tie-ups with different schools.

As the title already implies, there are so many class projects like documentaries, especially by communication students, that are well-produced and should be shared,” says Sedilla-Cruz.


The project aims to give students at the collegiate level opportunities to showcase their work while making use of Knowledge Channel’s platform of educational television. The series will be airing student-made documentaries throughout the coming school year.

Watch the “Class Project” documentaries every Friday at 7:30 pm on Knowledge Channel.

Founded in 1999, Knowledge Channel Foundation, Inc. is the only non-profit organization in the Philippines that offers curriculum-based, multimedia educational resources, and professional teacher trainings to improve teaching skills, thereby helping audiences learn better through technology.

ABS-CBN is Most Awarded TV Network at the 15th Quill Awards with 21 Awards Including Company of the Year

ABS-CBN emerged as the most awarded TV network and Company of the Year 1st runner-up at the 15th Philippine Quill Awards with a total of 21 recognitions from the country’s highest and most comprehensive awards in business communication given by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines.

Leading the winners from the Kapamilya network is ABS-CBN News’ election campaign “Ipanalo ang Pamilyang Pilipino: Championing The Filipino Family in the 2016 Philippine National Elections,” which won an excellence award in the Communication Management category for encouraging Filipino voters to think about the welfare of their family when they vote, and helping people make informed choices in the elections through news and features on ABS-CBN’s news platforms and multimedia channels.

“#Halalan2016 Digital Project,” also from ABS-CBN News, bagged an excellence award in the Communication Skills category, for showcasing ABS-CBN’s transition into a digital company as it informed and engaged citizens during the election season through news and information that were disseminated via the “Halalan 2016” microsite and ABS-CBN News accounts on social media and mobile platforms.

Meanwhile, also cited for effective excellent use of communication were TFC’s overseas voting campaign, “#Vote4ASelfieWorthyPH,” in the Corporate Social Responsibility category and “#Halalan2016 Social Media Center” in the Social Media Programs category.

Four campaigns of the Kapamilya network also ruled the Marketing, Advertising, and Brand Communication category namely “UAAP Season 78 Women’s Volleyball,” “TFC’s Kapamilya Reunion,”  “DZMM 30: Balita. Public Service. Tatlong Dekada,” and ABS-CBN TVplus’ “Kapamilya Box Office: Democratizing Access to Movies and other Premium Content.”

The network’s digital initiatives also got the Quill seal of approval in categories focusing on digital communications and social media such as Cinema One’s “Cinema One Minute Student Film Competition,” “ABS-CBN Sports Hub,” and “Aral ng EDSA.”

In the Customer Relations category, ABS-CBN took home awards for “Wow at Saya Audience Experience” and “On the Wings of Love.”

Meanwhile, its internal communication campaigns also nabbed honors including “Isang Pamilya Tayo: Unity in the Midst of Change,” “Kuwentuhan with Carlo,” and “Kapamilya Hottie: The Search for the Next Kapamilya Fitness Ambassadors.”

Other Quill awardees include “KSP: Patrol ng Edukasyon” in the Nonprofit category, “Tales in Tikog Leaves: Weaving past ‘Yolanda’” in the Writing category, “ABS-CBN News Digital Videos/A.N.D.” in the Audio/Visual category and “Digital Concert” in the Special Events category.

The prestigious annual Philippine Quill Awards is presented by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines to honor excellent communications programs and tools that exhibit clear objectives and strategies, creative executions, and measurable benefits. The 15th Philippine Quill Awards was held last July 5 at the Marriott Hotel.

(Video) The Game Has Changed in "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" Trailer

The game has changed, but the legend continues. Columbia Pictures' new action-adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has just debuted its international trailer which may be viewed at

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Bobby Cannavale, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle soon in Philippine cinemas.

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…

The film is directed by Jake Kasdan, screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jake Kasdan & Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner. Screen Story by Chris McKenna, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Watch New "Baby Driver" Featurette on Ansel Elgort's Life, Love....and Emoji

He is everybody's Baby! Watch the newly released featurette from Columbia Pictures' Baby Driver at and be captivated by lead star Ansel Elgort's charm. Click

Baby Driver is the critically acclaimed action comedy from director Edgar Wright (The World's End). The film stars Ansel Elgort as Baby, a getaway driver who suffers from a hearing impairment that requires him to listen to music in order to drown out the humming noise.

In the film, Baby relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

Written and directed by Edgar Wright, Baby Driver stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González with Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx.

Opening in Philippine cinemas in August 2, 2017, Baby Driver is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Kuya Kim Atienza Challenges "Bloody Crayons" Stars with Trivia Game

Kim Atienza challenges today’s hottest young stars to an exciting trivia game in another fun and educational episode of “Matanglawin” this Sunday (July 16), 9:45am on ABS-CBN.  
Elmo Magalona, Janella Salvador, Jane Oineza, Diego Loyzaga, Ronnie Alonte, and Yves Flores of the movie “Bloody Crayons” will get a different kind of thrill as they race to answer Kuya Kim’s questions while a mystery guest awaits to surprise the losing team. 
Meanwhile, the Gimme 5 boys will relive the era of knights and kings as they attempt to help “Haring Kim” in finding the cure to his “ailment.” Join Nash Aguas, Grae Fernandez, Brace Arquiza, Joaquin Reyes, and John Bermundo in this epic journey this Sunday (July 16) on “Matanglawin,” 10am on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD. 
You can also watch online via and For updates on the program, follow @MatanglawinTV on Facebook and Twitter.

Look: Dashing Debonaire Daniel Padilla and Gorgeous Kathryn Bernardo Photoshoot for Yes! Most Beautiful Faces 2017

Photographed by ace lensman Mark Nicdao, here are the photos of Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo goofing around each other, sharing a fun dance together for  Yes! Most Beautiful Faces 2017 where the country's most famous loveteam hailed as the "most beautiful" celebrities of this year by the magazine. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

TRUEMONEY Breaks The Norms, Offer Low-Cost Remittance, Load, and Bills Payment Charges

“FinTech” (short for Financial Technology) is an extremely hot industry sector in business today. Talk to any tech investor or Venture Capitalist out there and they will tell you how investment into Fintech companies and start-ups has soared in the past 2 years. In 2016 alone, according to data accumulated by investment bank Financial Technology Partners, FinTech companies globally raised a total of US$36 billion in funding.

FinTech is especially attractive in emerging markets like the Philippines because of the massive opportunity to serve those without access to efficient payments and banking services today.

And according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), this number of “underbanked” or “unbanked” Filipinos is still around 70% of working adults today.


However, skim through these FinTech companies and you’ll find that most, if not all, existing FinTech players have a skew towards an app-based service or digital-first business model.

Enter TrueMoney, the latest mobile financial services provider in the market. The company

started out with a totally different view of how to provide FinTech services - its focus on face-to-face transactions.


Our mission is to provide affordable and innovative financial services to those who are underbanked and underserved today,” says TrueMoney Philippines CEO Xavier Marzan. “That means going beyond a purely digital UI (user interface) and being present in the physical world where these segments are transacting today.”

The strategy seems to be working. The company has only been in operations in the Philippines for less than a year and yet has achieved a level of size and scale that some of these FinTech start-ups are still aspiring for. In a matter of months, the company has grown from nothing into an organization with hundreds of employees across the country and with a distribution network comprised of 5,000 TrueMoney Centers which they manage with a high standard. These  Centers are currently capable of performing remittance transactions, bills payment, gaming credits, and even payments for e-commerce purchases.

We need to bring underserved customers who don’t even use banking services today along a customer journey. This requires us to be pervasive across the country and be able to serve customers even in farther-flung areas,” Marzan adds.

Getting to this point, however, has not been easy,” says Mr. Marzan. “We had to contend with all kinds of challenges that are inherent in a ‘last mile’ business.”

True enough, access to financial services has been hard to come by in majority of places in the Philippines, with nearly 40% of municipalities in the country not having any banking presence, according to a study by the BSP.


Currently, TrueMoney Centers in the Philippines already provide convenient payments and financial services to provinces and far flung areas including Albay, Bataan, Benguet, Bohol, Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Cebu, Davao, Ilocos, Isabela, Laguna, La Union, Metro Manila, Misamis Oriental, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Quezon, Rizal, Tarlac, and Zambales and more!

Where we are today is just the starting point,” Marzan says. “We are constantly growing our network of partner centers to cover more greenfield areas.”


Given its large network today, TrueMoney has also started to offer domestic money remittance services. And true to its mission of providing affordable services, it has come out with one of the lowest sending rates in the country for cash-to- cash remittance services.

While the average rates for domestic remittances today range from 3 percent to more than 10 percent for some providers, TrueMoney rates go as low as only 2 percent of the transaction amount - without any additional charges to the recipient. So say for remittances of P1,000, the total cost of sending is only P20. The recipient also gets the entire amount without any additional charges.

We are also constantly innovating our services and plan to offer more services in the future,”, says Marzan.

To know more about TrueMoney and how to become a TrueMoney partner agent, visit or call (02) 7189999. 

You may even text them at 09778063775 (Globe) or 0998565999 (Smart).

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla Lead Yes! 100 Most Beautiful Stars 2017

Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo made it to the cover of the highly-anticipated annual YES! Magazine 100 Most Beautiful Stars issue.

The "La Luna Sangre" stars were hailed by the magazine as the "most beautiful stars" of 2017. 

Check out the cover photo arranged by lensman Mark Nicdao below:




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