Friday, July 28, 2017

Young Singers Mica, Jona, Isabela, and Jeremy Battle to Become the First-Ever “The Voice Teens” Grand Champ


After standing out from thousands of aspirants, and proving themselves to the coaches and viewers, the four grand finalists of “The Voice Teens” are gearing up for the vocal battle of a lifetime, for a chance to be named the show’s first-ever grand champion in the country and in Asia as will be found out at the two-day grand finals happening on July 29 and 30 and which will be streamed simulcast its Philippine airing on ABS-CBN via TFC online (TFC.tv) in key countries worldwide.

Viewers are set to choose who among Team Lea Salonga’s Mica Becerro, Team Sarah Geronimo’s Jona Soquite, Kamp Kawayan’s (Bamboo) Isabela Vinzon, and Team Sharon Cuneta’s Jeremy Glinoga will be hailed the season’s winner.  The grand champion will bring home a fashion package; a business package; a dental service package; Php 1 million cash; Php 1 million-worth of trust fund; a Php 2 million life insurance plan; and a brand new house and lot.

The artists will perform in three rounds to woo the Philippine public’s votes: a duet with their coach; an upbeat performance; and a power ballad that will be their finale performance.

Despite the fact that they have gained admirers and praises since the coaches first turned for them, the finalists are dealing with so much pressure that goes beyond performing to prove themselves worthy of staying in the competition.

Becerro of Team Lea had already impressed viewers and netizens during her blind audition, earning more than 9.9 million views on YouTube -- the highest among the posts of the teen artists’ video uploads this season.

A fearless girl and a risk-taking performer, Becerro wants to inspire young people to try other music genres. Known for her operatic singing, the Soprano Girl of Surigao del Norte has also proven she can make any song her own even when performing popular tunes.

Fourteen-year-old four-chair turner Soquite of Team Sarah, on the other hand, already has a lot of experience with singing contests.  Driven by her dream to provide a new home for her family who lives by a river, she will use everything that her singer father and coach Sarah have taught her to win this competition.

Soquite who is the youngest artist among the grand finalists, proves that she does not back down from any challenge by performing songs that showcase her versatility. The Tabing Ilog Sweetheart of Davao also been consistently receiving praises for her heartfelt singing.

Meantime, Kamp Kawayan's Vinzon always tries to own the stage, even while she had to endure countless criticisms for being a celebrity daughter. The Spunky Singing Beauty of Pampanga defended herself and revealed that just like other contestants, she lined up along with thousands of teen aspirants during the show’s auditions in Manila. The coaches, especially Coach Lea, had also spoken up to defend her against her bashers.

Now stronger and more determined than ever to win, Vinzon did not let her critics stop her from giving fiery performances every week. Audiences have come to expect her gutsy attitude on stage, and with a spot in the grand finale, she is set on building her own path to stardom.

Coach Sharon, meantime, is betting that Glinoga will be the first “The Voice Teens” champion. Although raised in the US., Jeremy shows his love for OPM music through his song choices.

The fans of the “Charming Cutie of California” are used to his crooning ballads, but he is sure to pull off surprises in the grand finale that will silence even the naysayers.

From whose team will the first-ever “The Voice Teens” grand champion come from? Whose performances will stand out?

Don’t miss the exciting vocal battle in “The Voice Teens: Grand Finale” as it names the next singing superstar, and which will be streaming simulcast its ABS-CBN airing via TFC online (TFC.tv) on July 29 and 30 in key countries worldwide. Catch-up episodes are available via TFC online (TFC.tv) and TFC IPTV, also in key countries worldwide.

For more updates about the show, visit TFC’s Facebook page applicable for your area. 

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Here "IT" Is, The Year's Scariest Trailer


"You'll float too." Watch the official main trailer for New Line Cinema's horror thriller “IT,” based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name.

View the trailer at below and watch “IT” in Philippine cinemas on September 7, 2017.

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When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.

Directed by Andrés Muschietti (“Mama”), “IT” stars Bill Skarsgård (“Allegiant”) as the story’s central villain, Pennywise. An ensemble of young actors also star in the film, including Jaeden Lieberher (“Midnight Special”), Jeremy Ray Taylor (“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip”), Sophia Lillis (“37”), Finn Wolfhard (TV’s “Stranger Things”), Wyatt Oleff (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Chosen Jacobs (upcoming “Cops and Robbers”), Jack Dylan Grazer (“Tales of Halloween”) and Nicholas Hamilton (“Captain Fantastic”).

Muschietti is directing “IT” from a screenplay adapted by Chase Palmer & Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman. Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Katzenberg and Barbara Muschietti are producing, with Marty P. Ewing, Doug Davison and Jon Silk serving as executive producers.

A presentation of New Line Cinema, “IT” will be released worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company.

Kapamilya Shows and Concerts Coming Soon at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent


There is a new place to go to watch and experience Kapamilya events and shows.

ABS-CBN announced today (July 24) that it is launching the “ABS-CBN Vertis Tent,” a tent venue located within the newly opened Ayala Malls Ventris in Quezon City.

Before the end of the year, the 1,140 sq.m. events venue will be opened for special events, live shows, product launches, exhibits, and concerts. ABS-CBN head of business development Paolo Pineda revealed that ABS-CBN already has a lineup of shows featuring local and international artists in the tent, which has a seating capacity of 1,200 people.

ABS-CBN chief operating officer of broadcast Cory Vidanes and Pineda, together with AyalaLand Malls, Inc. president Rowena Tomeldan and AyalaLand, Inc. chief finance officer Ruby Chiong signed the agreement for the project today (July 24) at the ABS-CBN compound in Quezon City. Also present in the signing were ABS-CBN head of integrated events and customer engagement Bobby Barreiro, ABS-CBN legal counsel Carissa Enerio, ABS-CBN head of integrated marketing Nandy Villar, AyalaLand Malls, Inc. Synergies general manager for entertainment Gabby Katigbak, AyalaLand Malls, Inc. senior associate for business development Sheena Chua, and AyalaLand Malls, Inc. head of marketing Maricris Bernardino.

Pineda said the network welcomes this new venture with Ayala Malls, which has been a partner of ABS-CBN in bringing its content and its stars closer to the public.

Ayala Malls has been one of our strongest partners for our events, programs, and movies. Our events in selected Ayala Malls have always generated thousands of attendees. Last year, we also signed a lease agreement with Trinoma, an Ayala Mall, for our first ever experience store. This tent is another first for ABS-CBN, thus strengthening our partnership even more,” said Pineda.

The Ayala Malls Group also expressed its excitement with this new project with ABS-CBN.

We are pleased to be able to provide the Filipino consumers a place to meet their favorite stars and celebrities. The ABS-CBN Vertis Tent will also be open to private functions for individuals who need a big venue north of Metro Manila. We are excited to be a part of wonderful memories created by this new venue,” said Tomeldan.

Pineda added ABS-CBN and Ayala Malls hope to deliver many meaningful experiences to Filipino families through the events that will be staged in the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent.

For inquiries and reservations on the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent, you may email santosgail.atmi@ayalamalls.com.ph.

Sustainability Programs of Coca-Cola Honored at 15th Philippine Quill Awards


Coca-Cola Philippines took home three trophies for their sustainability programs during the 15th Philippine Quill Awards held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, Newport City. 

Coca-Cola received two merit awards in the communication management category for its 5by20 Sari-sari Store Training and Access to Resources (STAR) Program which economically empowers women in various sectors with the help of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and the Department of Labor and Employment.

Since its launch in 2011, the 5by20 STAR Program has impacted the lives of over 80,000 women micro-entrepreneurs across the country.

Coca-Cola also received a merit award in the communication skills category for its “Replenishing Communities, Replenishing Lives: The Coca-Cola Water Report” publication which narrates the impact of the Company’s Agos Program among its beneficiaries.

We, at Coca-Cola Philippines, are honored to receive these awards that recognize the effectiveness of our sustainability programs in making a difference in the communities we serve and the lives of Filipinos,” said Atty. Adel Tamano, Coca-Cola Philippines Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications.

The success of the sustainability programs of Coca-Cola have been made possible through partnerships with government and non-government organizations for its implementation, the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, bottling partner Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, and with public relations firm, Strategic Works, Inc., for the communication amplification of the programs. 

Organized by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Philippines, the Philippine Quill Awards is an annual competition that recognizes excellence in professional communication.

Epic Father and Son War Featured in "The LEGO Ninjago Movie" Trailer


Watch the newly released “LEGO NINJAGO Movie” Trailer 2 to see the epic tale of good…and dad.  Catch the trailer at the links below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas starting September 27, 2017.

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A new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures’ LEGO® franchise, “The LEGO NINJAGO® Movie” stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan.

In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors.  Led by 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 inner power of Spinjitzu.

Jackie Chan (“Kung Fu Panda,” The Karate Kid”) stars as Master Wu; Justin Theroux (“Megamind 2,” “The Leftovers”) 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, Michael Peña (“Ant-Man,” “The Martian”) is Kai; Fred Armisen (“The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “SNL”) voices Cole; KumailNanjiani (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”) is Jay; Abbi Jacobson (“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”) plays Nya; and Zach Woods (“Silicon Valley”) voices Zane.

“The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” will be directed by Charlie Bean, Paul Fisherand Bob Logan.  The screenplay is by Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Jared Stern & John Whittington, story by Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher & William Wheeler & Tom Wheeler and Dan Hageman & Kevin Hageman, based on LEGO Construction Toys.

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

(Movie Trailer) "Alpha" Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee


Leaders are born from survival. Watch the new epic trailer for Columbia Pictures' Alpha now at http://youtu.be/1LK_ImZ568o.

An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. Europe, 20,000 years ago. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is injured and left for dead. Awakening to find himself broken and alone - he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.

Alpha is directed by Albert Hughes (The Book of Eli).

Opening soon across the Philippines, Alpha is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

(Movie Trailer) "Proud Mary" Starring Taraji P. Henson and Danny Glover


The first trailer has arrived for Columbia Pictures’ new action thriller Proud Mary starring Oscar-nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hidden Figures).

Check out the trailer at https://youtu.be/S1jVIRcIvhk  and watch Proud Mary in Philippine cinemas in January 2018.

Killing for the man, every night and day, Mary (Henson) is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

Babak Najafi (“London Has Fallen”) helms the film which co-stars Billy Brown, Margaret Avery, Xander Berkeley, Neal McDonough, and Danny Glover.

Proud Mary is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Kapamilya Fun Starts as Early as 11:00 AM on July 29 at ASAP in Toronto


In just a few days, Toronto will witness the biggest gathering of over 35 of the brightest celebrities and performers from the Philippines when ASAP Live in Toronto takes place at the Ricoh Coliseum on July 29, 2017.

It will be a remarkably busy day for event attendees and spectators, because as early as 11:00 A.M., fun and games will already be brewing and going in full swing at Hall A of the Enercare Centre, just adjacent to the Ricoh Coliseum.

Various activities will be happening at the mini stage. There will be Ka-FUN-Milya Parlor Games like TFC Teleserye Relay, Bring Me, and Taranta sa Toronto Relay, where contestants will be chosen from the audience.  ASAP Fanatic Ka Ba trivia game contestants will be identified from those who registered using the TFC Live Events App. Winners will get a special TFC prize.



A “quiz bee” type contest to test the Tagalog skills of young Fil-Canadians. 
Download the TFC Live Events App to register. Registration starts June 29. Lucky registrants will be notified.


Young Fil-Canadians’ knowledge will be put to the test in a Tagalog quiz bee, “Filipino Ka, Sabihin Mo.” The 10 pre-identified players will be onstage, and the audience can cheer them on as the young contestants show their mastery of their Filipino heritage.  The Tagalog champion will win $100 cash.


Kapamilya Ka-Face Mo is just one of the many contests to keep attendees entertained. 
This is a look-alike contest where votes can be done via the TFC Live Events App.


Awarding of Kapamilya-KaFace Mo contestants will likewise take place at the mini stage. Selected “matching” entries via the TFC Live Events App are in the polling feature where TFC Live App users can vote.

Local performers will also get their turn to shine during the mini stage activities.

An assortment of booths is arranged within the Enercare Centre that offer goods, services, and more entertaining activities. For aspiring singers, Global Tawag ng Tanghalan is holding on-ground auditions. Event-goers can go to the booth and have themselves recorded as their entry. Canada regional winners will be invited to compete in the Global Tawag ng Tanghalan in Las Vegas.

There is also the “Ikaw ang Sunshine Ko” (You Are My Sunshine) video booth, where attendees can record themselves and be part of the TFC North America Summer Station ID. The TFC myREMIT and StarKargo booth is also worth checking out for the cash and Balikbayan Box with groceries they are giving away as prizes. The TFC Store is the go-to place for souvenirs and TFC merchandise.

Tons of fun and surprises await spectators who drop by Hall A of the Enercare Centre, starting at 11:00 A.M. Take the ASAP in Toronto experience to the next level by downloading the TFC Live Events App now. These are all just a prelude to the premier event of the ASAP concert-cum-party happening at 5:00 P.M.


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Prior to the big day on July 29th, viewers around the world are invited to watch the ASAP in Toronto Press Conference to be streamed LIVE via TFC.tv on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. (Eastern) (4:00 P.M. Pacific). Celebrity attendees to the press conference are Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, ZsaZsa Padilla, Piolo Pascual, Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, Richard Yap, Jodi Sta. Maria, Angeline Quinto, Darren Espanto, and Jolina Magdangal. The artists will be joined by ABS-CBN Canada Counrty Manager Jun Del Rosario, ABS-CBN Global Head of Events Ricky Resurreccion, and ASAP Business Unit Head Joyce Liquicia. Barangay USA's beloved Gelo will host the press conference.

Be there on July 29th at the Ricoh Coliseum for ASAP Live in Toronto where you can experience four hours of spectacular entertainment from ASAP Royalties Gary V, Martin Nievera, ZsaZsa Padilla, Piolo Pascual, and Jolina Magdangal; Birit Queens – Jona, Morissette, Klarisse and Angeline; Soul Sessionistas –Jay-R, KZ, Jason Dy, Daryl Ong, and Kyla; Love Teams of Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson; Elmo Magalona and Janella Salvador; Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia; Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil; First-Rate Singers Erik Santos and Yeng Constantino; Top-Notch Dancers Maja Salvador, Enchong Dee, Rayver Cruz, and Yassi Pressman; Teen Idols Robi Domingo and Darren Espanto; and Prime Kapamilya Stars: Bea Alonzo, Paulo Avelino, Sam Milby, Richard Yap, Jodi Sta. Maria, and OPM Icon Mr. Ogie Alcasid.

Tickets are still available via www.ticketmaster.ca or at the gate on event day.

ABS-CBN Airs Anew Ted Failon's Documentary on Mining


Due to public clamor, “Failon Ngayon” is re-airing this Saturday (July 29), 10:45pm at ABS-CBN its documentary on the perils of mining in the country, which caught the attention and support of viewers. 

First aired last July 1 and followed by a more comprehensive report on July 9, the “Pamana ng Mina?” documentary brings viewers to the site of different mining operations in the country to show the harmful effects of mining to the communities and the environment. This latest piece, which represents the program’s continuous advocacy to protect the environment, was even mentioned by President Rodrigo Duterte in his State of the Nation Address. 

Join Ted Failon in uncovering the destruction brought about by irresponsible mining and find out what the government has done so far to resolve the situation in “Pamana ng Mina? Rewind” on “Failon Ngayon” this Saturday (July 29), 10:45pm on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD, with a replay on Sunday (July 30) at 2pm. 

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

Kwentong Jollibee “Kahera” Named Adobo Magazine’s 2016 Ad of the Year


Kwentong Jollibee’s “Kahera,” the Grandparents’ Day campaign of the country’s number one fastfood chain, was recently adjudged the 2016 Ad of the Year (AOY) by adobo magazine. The Ad of the Year awards showcases the most celebrated advertising work created in the past year, with the top three winners chosen from among adobo magazine’s top monthly picks via poll.

Kahera, directed by Ianco dela Cruz, is part of the successful #KwentongJollibee series co-created with McCann World Group Philippines. It features the story of a Jollibee cashier who gets her daily dose of constructive and stern criticism from one of the store’s regulars, who turns out to be her very supportive grandmother.




With over 9 million views on Facebook and YouTube to date, the digital ad has continued to receive recognition from award-giving bodies in the industry.

Besides bagging the AOY honor, Kahera also won adobo magazine’s Ad of the Month Award for September 2016. Earlier this year, the video was also recognized by Google PH as one of its top 10 most viewed ads, entering the YouTube Leaderboard for the second half of 2016.




The video was also part of the Jollibee Grandparents’ Day campaign which won a Quill Award of Excellence from the International Association of Business Communicators, and a Silver Anvil award from the Public Relations Society of the Philippines.

Jollibee Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer and PH Marketing Head Francis Flores says of the brand’s most recent win, “We are honored to be recognized by adobo magazine, this time for top notch creativity embedded in our heart-warming video. This validates Kwentong Jollibee’s thrust of showcasing unique Filipino relationships through masterful storytelling.”

Robi Domingo and Gretchen Ho Take a "Sweet" Turn to UST on S+A "University Town"


Robi Domingo and Gretchen Ho visit Asia’s oldest existing university with a special guest tour guide in comedian John “Sweet” Lapus as they continue their campus tour in the show "University Town" (U-Town) this Sunday (July 30) on S+A and S+A HD at 1pm.

Sweet, a proud alumnus of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), also the largest Catholic university in the world in terms of population, will bring Robi and Gretchen to iconic buildings and places inside the school’s sprawling campus along España, where they will be “walking” with presidents, heroes, and saints, as proud Tomasinos would say.

The pair will meet the famed Teatro Tomasino organization, the university-wide theater guild which Sweet was a part of back in college. They will also visit the ice cream cart of Fidel Perez, a certified medical technologist who has seen generations of students since he started selling his sweet treats inside the school in 1989.

Robi and Gretchen will also be joined by UST Director of Public Affairs Giovanna Fontanilla as they marvel at the beautiful structures in the school, which has produced legendary names in the field of architecture including Leandro Locsin and Juan Nakpil.

“U-Town’s” latest episode also highlights the athletic program of the university, where each discipline is given ample attention for better performance in competitions, explaining why UST has the most overall championships in the UAAP. One of the school’s most decorated teams is the Growling Tigers’ judo squad that has amassed 24 UAAP titles.

This is the fourth school that "University Town" gets to explore this season, which is on its second year of featuring the eight schools competing in the country’s premier collegiate league, the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).

Don’t miss the chance to get to know more about the iconic buildings, distinguished alumni, and historic events that The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas has seen as Robi and Gretchen come visit UST in “University Town” on S+A and S+A HD this Sunday (July 30) at 1pm with a replay on Monday (July 31) at 8pm. For more information and stories, visit ABS-CBN’s sports hub sports.abs-cbn.com and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

"Kita Kita" Earns P100-Million on its First 8 Days, To Be Released in Cinemas Worldwide


Powered by positive reviews and strong word-of-mouth, the comparatively unconventional romance flick "Kita Kita" has now earned P90 million after a week in theaters, or around 40% more than producers expected before release.

"Parang panaginip," Piolo Pascual, one of the owners of the independently financed Spring Films, which co-produced "Kita Kita," said in an interview.

"When I heard the numbers, hindi ako makapaniwala," he added.

Piolo admitted that he personally expected the movie, which reportedly had a P10-million budget, to make only P50 to P60 million for the entirety of its box office run.

"It's not about the budget of the film. It's about the story, the quality - so ang sarap sa feeling na tinangkilik ng tao," he explained. "I'm overwhelmed."

"Kita Kita," topbilled by the odd-combination of Alessandra de Rossi and Empoy Marquez, focused on a Filipina who had lost her vision after her engagement with her Japanese boyfriend fell apart.

The movie was premiered in select cinemas last July 19.

Releasing it in late July was a risk. "Spider-Man: Homecoming" was still showing, and the exceptionally reviewed "Dunkirk" and the space adventure "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" were about to premiere.

Its director, Sigrid Andrea Bernardo, was well-aware of this and posted on social media that she would be satisfied if her film wasn't pulled out of cinemas after just one day. "Nakakagulat! Nakakaiyak!" she wrote.

"Kita Kita" is still showing on 120 cinemas nationwide, and will have international screenings to be announced on a later date.

It made an additional P10 million on Wednesday, taking its 8-day total to at least P100 million. - ABS-CBNNews.com

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Justin Bieber Cancels "Purpose" Manila Concert

Sad day for Pinoy B-lievers.

Justin Bieber has just cancelled the remaining dates of his current "Purpose" world tour, including its supposed last show in the Philippines on September 30 at the Philippine Arena, as confirmed by the concert's Philippine promoter, MMI (Music Management International).

The announcement, posted at justinbiebermusic.com, reads:

"Due to unforseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts. Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months. He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across 6 continents during this run. However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase."

All tickets sold will be refunded. Call 470 2222.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

(Watch) Coaches, Viewers Pick Four "The Voice Teens" Grand Finalists Jeremy, Mica, Jona, and Isabela


After months of tough vocal battle, the final 4 artists of “The Voice Teens” are out to represent their respective teams in the highly anticipated grand finals next week.

On Saturday, July 22, Lea Salonga and Sarah Geronimo picked their chosen contestants - Mica Becerro and Jona Soquite, while Bamboo and Sharon Cuneta announced their picks - Isabela Vinzon and Jeremy Glinoga - on Sunday, July 23.






The top 4 will move on to the finals, where one of them will be declared the first winner of the teen edition of The Voice Philippines.

Don’t miss the exciting Grand Finale battle of teen artists in “The Voice Teens,” on ABS-CBN and on ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167).

For the show’s past episodes, login to iWant TV or on skyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers.

Watch "The Justice League" Trailer Unites the DC SuperHeroes


Make way for justice. Warner Bros. Pictures has just unveiled the Comic-Con Sneak Peek of its motion picture event for 2017, the action-adventure Justice League.

View the trailer below and watch Justice League in Philippine cinemas starting November 16, 2017.

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Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.  Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.  But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash - it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League features Batman/Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman/Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), Flash/Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), Cyborg/Victor Stone (Ray Fisher), and Aquaman/Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa).

Justice League is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
 

A World's First! "The Emoji Movie" Sets a Brand-New Guinness World Records Title to Celebrate World Emoji Day


In anticipation of World Emoji Day, and the upcoming worldwide release of The Emoji Movie, emoji fans around the world celebrated by setting the world’s first Guinness World Records™ title for the Largest gathering of people dressed as emoji faces simultaneously across multiple venues.

Watch the featurette about the Guinness World Record at http://youtu.be/bl91yEeshZI

Spanning three continents, the record saw emoji faces inspired by the film’s characters turn up in Dubai, Moscow, London, Dublin, and Sao Paulo, as hundreds of fans dressed as the winningly expressive characters. Additional countries showed enthusiastic support by echoing the effort, with their own emojis participating in similarly themed celebrations; it is estimated that more than 1,000 emojis not associated with the record were in the mix throughout Europe, Asia and South America.

The film, about an emoji that simply can’t stick to just one expression, is due for release in Philippine cinemas on August 23, 2017. It comes at a time when the familiar messaging characters that populate our smartphones are more in demand than ever: in fact, this marks the fourth annual celebration of World Emoji Day, which is getting bigger with each edition and will be formally observed on Monday, July 17.

The global record was simultaneously set by people dressed as the yellow emoji characters from the movie in Sao Paulo, Brazil (local time 11:00am); Dublin, Ireland (local time 3:00pm); Moscow, Russia (local time 5:00pm); Dubai, UAE (local time 6:00pm); and London, England (local time 3:00pm). An adjudicator for Guinness World Records confirmed the new title for the Largest Gathering of people dressed as emoji faces simultaneously across multiple venues.

Commenting on the announcement, Josh Greenstein, President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures Entertainment, said, “Achieving a Guinness World Records title is a testament to the enormous worldwide appeal of emojis. It’s great to see so many people getting excited for the worldwide release of ‘The Emoji Movie.’”

 

Jack Brockbank, Guinness World Records Adjudicator, added, “We are incredibly impressed by the level of coordination and timing required to pull off this global record attempt – and it all happened simultaneously! It’s official - this is a fantastic achievement!

The Emoji Movie is the new animated adventure that unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone.

Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone's user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Ilana Glazer). Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it's deleted forever.

Directed by Tony Leondis. Written by Tony Leondis & Eric Siegel and Mike White. Produced by Michelle Raimo Kouyate.

The Emoji Movie is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Cebu Pacific to Provide Free Cargo for Relief Good to Wounded Soldiers, Cops in Marawi



Cebu Pacific Air (PSE: CEB) will be providing airlift support to military and police personnel wounded in action (WIA) in Marawi City. On top of the free airlift on Cebu Pacific flights, the WIA government troops will also get baggage allowance of up to 40 kilograms.

In cooperation with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP), this initiative aims to augment air support by the Philippine Air Force by helping move wounded government troops from field hospitals in the area to larger medical facilities of the AFP and PNP. Through this, field medical stations can be declogged, giving way for wounded soldiers and police personnel who need immediate medical attention.

"It is with deep gratitude that we accept this kind gesture of support by Cebu Pacific led by its President and CEO, Mr Lance Gokongwei, in the airlift of our heroes Wounded in Action in Marawi. This will not just afford our troops immediate treatment in hospitals that offer better facilities to aid their speedy recovery, but a meaningful gesture to make your Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, and Marines feel that their sacrifices are being recognized and appreciated," says Marine Colonel Edgard Arevalo, Chief of the AFP's Public Affairs Office.

"The officers and rank-and-file of the Philippine National Police and our families are grateful for this magnanimous expression of kindness and compassion by the management of Cebu Pacific to provide life-saving medical evacuation to policemen who are wounded in fighting local terrorists in Mindanao. This is not the first time that Cebu Pacific extended a helping hand to our troops. We cannot thank them enough for keeping the Filipino spirit of 'Bayanihan' alive in such crucial time of emergency," says Police Chief Superintendent Dionardo Carlos, Chief of the PNP Public Information Office. 

WIA government troops who are fit enough for commercial flights can be accommodated on Cebu Pacific flights from Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan Airport), and flown to any CEB domestic destination. Currently, Cebu Pacific has direct flights from Cagayan de Oro to Bacolod; Tagbilaran, Bohol; Cebu; Davao; Iloilo and Manila. By July 26, CEB will also fly direct between Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga City.

On top of the airlifting of WIA government troops, CEB is also airlifting cargo of relief goods and other humanitarian assistance for affected residents. Donors may coordinate with the GMA Kapuso Foundation or the Philippine Business for Social Progress for packing and transport arrangements of their donated goods.

Cebu Pacific will continue to provide free cargo support for relief goods and other essential items for displaced residents of Marawi City  and adjacent areas from various organizations, most notably the Department of Social Welfare and Development. These include food and water; medicines; bandages; clothing and other necessities. The airline has provided equipment support to the Office of Civil Defense in the transport of humanitarian assistance.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

#WalangPasok: Classes and Office Suspended on July 24 Due to SONA


Class and office work suspended due to SONA.

Both good and bad news.

Good: There will be no classes and office work on Monday, July 24, for President Rodrigo Duterte's second State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Bad: The suspension is only limited to students and workers of some universities in Manila and Quezon City.

Classes and office work in Miriam College, De La Salle University and De La Salle-College of St. Benilde are suspended in anticipation of heavy traffic and mass demonstrations in the areas near the universities.

Office work in the University of the Philippines-Diliman has also been suspended due to heavy traffic in the area.

Classes in Ateneo de Manila Senior High School are likewise suspended in accordance to the city-wide class suspension announced by the local government of Quezon City.

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ABS-CBN News All Set for Immersive Multiplatform Coverage of #SONA2017


Wherever they may be, Filipinos can watch, listen, and take part in the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (July 24) through ABS-CBN News’ extensive and immersive special news coverage dubbed “Pangakong Pagbabago: SONA 2017.”

Apart from the usual live reports, updates, and interviews over ABS-CBN’s radio, TV, cable, and digital platforms, the country’s largest news organization is adding a few layers to its coverage to give Filipinos a fuller experience of the President's report on his administration’s achievements and plans for the nation.

Online, there will be a special SONA 2017 microsite on ABS-CBN News Online (news.abs-cbn.com/sona2017) that will not just house all special reports and stories related to the SONA but also offer livestreaming of the SONA coverage on ABS-CBN, ANC and DZMM, giving netizens the freedom to choose which one to watch.

Moreover, it will introduce the Digital TV concept, where netizens can view a special programming of live reports from ABS-CBN journalists, who will be using their mobile phones to gather and send their stories. A collaboration of ABS-CBN News’ broadcast and digital teams, the Digital TV promises to take viewers right in the middle of action, whether it be in a protest rally, inside the Batasang Pambansa complex, or from another point in the nation.

On cable, ANC will also be giving a louder voice to the people through a townhall forum as part of its “State of the Nation: Pangakong Pagbabago” special coverage. Moderated by Karmina Constantino and Tony Velasquez, the forum gives representatives from different sectors in society the chance to speak about their expectations on the government as well as give their reactions to the President’s report.

On radio, DZMM Radyo Patrol 630’s coverage will begin at 1pm with Karen Davila and Johnson Manabat, and will continue with David Oro and Ricky Rosales at 3pm and Gerry Baja and Anthony Taberna at 5pm. The coverage, which will include real-time reports from Radyo Patrol reporters deployed in key areas, will be simulcast on DZMM TeleRadyo on cable and ABS-CBN TVplus. There will also be guest analysts who will explain the issues related to the SONA.

Davila will also anchor the ABS-CBN coverage at 3:30pm after “It’s Showtime.” It will air the full SONA live, with reports on expectations and protests before the address; and reactions and analysis after the speech.

Combining the most comprehensive news coverage with an innovation, and a forum that highlights the voices of different Filipinos, ABS-CBN News hopes to inform and engage the public in one of the most significant days for the entire nation in 2017.

Take part in this year’s SONA through ABS-CBN News’ “Pangakong Pagbabago” special news coverage on radio via DZMM Radyo Patrol 630, on TV via ABS-CBN ch.2 and S+A, on cable via ANC, on digital TV via DZMM TeleRadyo, and online via iWant TV and news.abs-cbn.com/sona2017. For updates, follow @ABSCBNNews, @ANCalerts, and @DZMMTeleRadyo on social media and use the hashtag #SONA2017.

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