Wednesday, April 18, 2018

JoshLia Stands Up Against Online Bashing in New OPPO F7 TVC



If there's anyone who has had more than their fair share of online hate, it would be popular celebrities who came of age in the social media generation, just like Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia. "Bashers," or individuals who seem to gain pleasure in leaving unsavory commentaries on social media, often flock to high-profile accounts like those of Barretto, Garcia, and other showbiz personalities.

 

Barretto, who belongs to an oft-controversial celebrity clan, is used to seeing nasty messages and comments disparaging her looks, talents, and personality online. She has had countless bashers tell her that she might have had work done on her face, that there is no talent behind her pretty face, and that she's another vain artista. Barretto confronts these negative statements in her new commercial for the OPPO F7, where she is joined by Garcia to convey an uplifting message.

 

"This project with OPPO is so timely," she said. "Standing up against online bashing is something that Joshua and I feel is relevant because the audience will be able to relate to it. I think a lot of them are curious about how celebrities deal with negativity directed at us online. I'm so glad that OPPO has allowed us to share this story with more people."

 

"Nangyayari talaga 'to sa amin," agreed Garcia. "And the message of the commercial is really uplifting because people might say a lot of bad things about you online, but you shouldn't feel bad about yourself because the people who know you in real life will know the real deal, the real story, and will always value you for being who you really are."

 

Capture the Real You

 

 

The teen love team—who have made fans swoon over their romantic films Vince & Kath & James, Love You to the Stars and Back, and Unexpectedly Yours—are part of OPPO Philippines' impressive roster of endorsers. Barretto and Garcia are the stars of the mobile leader's latest campaign which highlights its upcoming flagship OPPO F7.

 

"For me, the F7 ang pinaka-magandang model ng OPPO to date," Garcia shared. "All the features we want in a smartphone, they brought together in one unit."

 

The features that Barretto and Garcia love the most in the OPPO F7 are the best-in-class 25MP front camera for the most flattering and natural selfies, the advanced AI Beauty 2.0 Technology, and the Super Full Screen for a truly immersive mobile experience.

 

Apart from the impressive features of this new flagship smartphone, OPPO got Julia and Joshua on board with the line "Capture the Real you"—a message that the two young celebrities related to.

 

Barretto said: "This is the first time that I had a project that tackled this reality, and it's one that empowered us to voice out how we really feel about online bashing."

 

OPPO Public Relations Maanger, Eason de Guzman is also happy to have the love team as the faces of its newest campaign. "Julia and Joshua are among the hottest stars in the country, but that popularity comes with a price. We're glad to have them in the OPPO family and to have them speak their mind against online bashing and promote our philosophy of capturing the real you to a wider audience."

 

 

'They should stop'

To their credit, the love team does not reciprocate the hate they receive from bashers.

 

"I feel like the bashers should stop. Their lives will be more positive if they follow the golden rule: do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Focus on yourself, improve, and figure out how you can be a better person. For those suffering from online bashing, it's a waste of energy to dwell on the negativity. Shrug it off. You know who you are and don't let other people tell you otherwise," Barretto advised.

 

"We can't really stop the bashers from doing what they want," Garcia thoughtfully replied to his on-screen partner's statement. "But I suggest that bashers think of their victims. You should get to know them, what they go through, before typing something mean. Madali mamintasthan finding good things to say to a person. For the online bashing victims, the people who matter most will always love you for who you really are. Sabi nga ng OPPO, capture the real you."

 

 

The new OPPO F7 is priced at PhP 17,990.00 and will be available for pre-order in all OPPO stores and authorized reseller starting April 12 to April 20, 2018. Capture the real you with OPPO and let the world know that you stand with Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia against online bashing by liking OPPO Philippines' official Facebook page and following @OPPOPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram. Customers are also encouraged to check out the OPPO Philippines official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPH/  for special promos and upcoming roadshow schedules about the new OPPO F7.


ABS-CBN Wins Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals at 2018 New York Festivals

ABS-CBN DocuCentral's documentary "'Di Ka Pasisiil" on the Marawi siege won a Gold World Medal at the 2018 New York Festivals World's Best TV & Films (NYF), leading the Kapamilya winners in the prestigious competition.

 

Reporters Jeff Canoy and Chiara Zambrano received the award in a ceremony held in Las Vegas, USA yesterday (April 10). The documentary won the top award in the category of Coverage of a Continuing News Story.

 

The country's leading media and entertainment company also won a Silver World Medal in the Cinematography category for the documentary "Local Legends: Bandurria" of ANC, and a Bronze World Medal in the Station/Image Promotion category for ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management's "To Love and To Serve" campaign.

 

In his Twitter post, Jeff dedicated their award to their fellow reporters and soldiers and civilians in Marawi, where he and Chiara broke news from the warzone.

 

"Still surreal. This Gold World Medal from the New York Festivals is for our troops who fought the fight, for the people of Marawi who continue to show us courage & for our fellow Filipino journalists who continue to tell our stories like only we can," Jeff stated.

 

Chiara also vowed to continue following their stories as they heal from the physical, mental, and emotional wounds brought to them by the war.

 

"This award we share with all of these heroes, and this is also our commitment to them that we will stick by them and continue to tell their stories as they rebuild their lives," she said in her acceptance speech.

 

"Di Ka Pasisiil" first aired at 3:30pm on August 13, 2017, three months after the siege of Marawi began. The documentary told stories about how the war changed the landscape in the Islamic state and how the government's brave soldiers defended Marawi from the terror group.

 

A "Mukha" episode of the same title, which featured personal accounts of Jeff and Chiara as they covered the war, also made it as finalist in the NY Festivals.

 

ANC's "Local Legends: Bandurria," meanwhile, focused on the life and craft of a master guitar-maker in Pampanga, while "To Love and To Serve" poetically expressed the love of a "Kapamilya," and how ABS-CBN is committed to serve Filipinos through its various services and products.

 

These NY Festival awards add to the growing number of recognitions received by ABS-CBN News in 2018 for its programs, campaigns, anchors, and journalists.


Recently, ABS-CBN won Best TV Station at the Eastern Visayas State University-Ormoc City Campus (EVSU-OCC) Student's Choice Mass Media awards for the fourth time. Of the 17 awards given, the Kapamilya network also took home eleven trophies including Best News Program for "TV Patrol," Best Morning Show for "Umagang Kay Ganda," and Most Influential Public Service host for "Failon Ngayon" host Ted Failon.

 

Singer Mark Carpio Collaborates with ASCOF for Kids in New Hit Song “Bukod-Tangi”

 

Singer-songwriter Mark Carpio is unstoppable. After the success of his debut song and album "Hiling," the property-specialist-turned-musician scored another instant hit with his catchy new single titled "Bukod-Tangi (Ang Natural Mong Pag-ibig)".

Carpio's "Bukod-Tangi" captured the hearts and musical tastes of Filipinos because of the way it speaks of a natural and unconditional love that people from all walks of life can easily connect with.

Carpio, an Awit Award nominee for best new male and best balladeer for 2017, attributes "Bukod Tangi's" early success and overwhelming social media buzz to the song's encompassing message. 

"Bukod-Tangi is something that everyone can relate to because it dwells on the different facets of natural, universal love," says Carpio, who discloses that he loves mapping out different stages and kinds of love through his songs. 

"Whether you are in a romantic relationship or not, Bukod-Tangi speaks to you on so many levels," the songwriter in him stresses. "The song, in fact, does not put one kind of love above or below another, but celebrates all of them. Whether you are a nurturing mother or supportive father to your children, a loving wife or husband to your spouse, or practically anyone who loves and is loved, Bukod-Tangi is your song." 

"Bukod-Tangi" is inspired by ASCOF Lagundi for Kids, a natural cough remedy chosen by caring moms for their families. For many years now, ASCOF Lagundi has always been mommies' trusted partner not only in relieving the cough of their children, but also in showing their tender loving care for them.





As of this writing, "Bukod-Tangi" has been played 47,902times on Spotify, while its official music video - which was shot at Camella Tierra Nevada in General Trias, Cavite - has generated over 1.1 million views in various social media platforms. The song has also landed on the iTunes Top 200 Tracks in the Philippines, both in the Pop and All Genre charts. 

Netizens gush about how they instantly got hooked on "Bukod-Tangi," which some claim tend to trigger a spell of Last Song Syndrome (LSS).

Because one can never have enough of a good thing, "Bukod-Tangi" can be streamed in various digital platforms like Spotify worldwide, and is currently enjoying favorable airplay on leading FM radio stations nationwide.

Carpio rose to fame following the success of his two most popular songs, "Hiling" and "Kay Tagal," which were used as theme songs for Pinoy Big Brother Season 7. "Hiling" has been streamed over 27 million times on Spotify, while "Kay Tagal" was featured in the ALDUB movie "Imagine You and Me." Carpio has over 900,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.


Acclaimed Thriller “A Quiet Place” Grosses P41.7


Paramount Pictures' A Quiet Place posted a five-day opening weekend gross of P41.7 million in the Philppines, becoming the studio's second most successful launch for a horror-thriller, after 2013's World War Z.


Arriving with some of the year's most positive reviews, the Emily Blunt-starrer directed by her real-life husband, John Krasinski, has riveted local film critics with some already calling it "the year's best horror-thriller."


American reviewers have also likened it's success to that of the Oscar-winning thriller Get Out, and there is already talks of possible Academy Awards nominations next year.


In the U.S., A Quiet Place earned an additional $32.9 million in its second week of release, bringing its cumulative domestic gross to an impressive $100 million.


"The speed with which 'A Quiet Place' has raced to the $100 million mark is a testament to the film's ongoing appeal and a result of terrific word of mouth," said Paul Dergarabedian, a film analyst at comScore.


In the modern horror thriller A Quiet Place, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.


Paramount Pictures in association with Michael Bay presents a Platinum Dunes Production of A Quiet Place, directed by John Krasinski and starring Emily Blunt, Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. The screenplay is by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck and John Krasinski from a story by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck. The producers are Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller and the executive producers are Celia Costas, Krasinski, Allyson Seeger, Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and Aaron Janus.


A Quiet Place is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.


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ABS-CBN Wins 24 Awards Including Best TV Station at the Platinum Stallion Media Awards

 

ABS-CBN, the country's leading media and entertainment company, dominated the Platinum Stallion Media awards at the Trinity University of Asia, as it won its 4th Best TV Station from the award-giving body, on top of 23 more awards.

 

"Wildflower" won best primetime TV series while its  cast scored a number of awards including best TV actress for Maja Salvador,  best supporting actress for Aiko Melendez and best supporting actor for RK Bagatsing. Screen veteran Tirso Cruz III took home the award for Trinitian Media Practitioner for Television while Joseph Marco won a special citation for Trinitian Media Personality for 2018.

 

Coco Martin took home the best actor award for his performance in hit primetime series "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano." "Maalaala Mo Kaya" won best drama anthology.

 

"Gandang Gabi Vice" won best celebrity talk show, while host Vice Ganda won best celebrity talk show host. "I Can See Your Voice" won best game show while its host Luis Manzano also won best game show host, and "It's Showtime" won best variety show while regular host Anne Curtis won best TV host.

 

"La Luna Sangre" leads Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo won best male TV personality and best female personality, respectively.

 

In the movie categories, Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga were recognized for their performances in Star Cinema's "Last Night," each winning the award for Best Film Actor and Actress.

 

For AM radio, DZMM Radyo Patrol 630's"Failon Ngayon" also took home the award for Best AM Radio program.

 

Four of the network's young personalities took home Trinitian Special Awards. Joshua Garcia won youth character model of the Year, whileIƱigo Pascual won music outbreak artist of the year. Hashtag and It's Showtime's Paolo Angeles won Trinitian Media Practitioner of the Year as host-comedian Alex Gonzaga took home the award female YouTuber of the year.

 

The fourth Trinity University of Asia's Platinum Stallion Media Awards aims to honor the contributions of individuals and groups in shaping the media industry in the Philippines.  Winners were chosen by the university's students, alumni, faculty, staff, and stakeholders. The Platinum Stallion marks ABS-CBN's sixth Best TV Station award from various award giving bodies in 2018 alone, including the Paragala, Aral-Parangal,  GEMS, EVSU-OCC, and Batarisan awards.


Coco Martin’s MMFF Blockbuster “Ang Panday” Debuts on TV this Weekend


Primetime King Coco Martin once again wields his sword via the 2017 MMFF box office hit "Ang Panday" as the movie debuts on television this weekend, April 21-22, on ABS-CBN TVplus' KBO, now available to all networks. 

 

"Ang Panday" follows Flavio III (Martin), grandson of the original Panday, who grows up on the streets of Tondo. He gets caught up in gang fights but decides to change after getting released from prison. When the world needs the Panday the most, Flavio takes on the challenge by looking for the Panday, and wields it to defeat the forces of evil.

 

Martin said in earlier interviews about the movie that he did not set a budget for the film because he wanted to give moviegoers a worthwhile experience, "gusto ko sulit ang tao pagnanood sila."

 

Also available this weekend using any SIM from all networks are "The Love Affair," "Woke Up Like This," "Pwera Usog," and "Bromance: My Brother's Romance."

 

You may register using any prepaid or postpaid SIM. For prepaid, just load up (Globe, TM, Smart, Sun, TNT, or ABS-CBNmobile SIM) with P30; press the green / INFO button on your TVplus box remote to get your box ID; then text KBO30 APR21<TVplus box ID> to 2366.

 

For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Julius and Rhea Wheelchair Dance Pilipinas Got Talent Semi-Finals Performance


Julius Obrero and Rhea Marquez made all the judges stand with their breathtaking, pang world class performance on Sunday's semi-finals episode of "Pilipinas Got Talent".




Julius and Rhea will be joining Joven Olvido, DWC Aeon Flex, Kristel de Catalina, Bardilleranz, Xtreme Dancers, Nocturnal Dance Company and Orville Tonido in the grand finals.

Joven Olvido Pilipinas Got Talent Semi-Finals Performance


Joven Olvido, a tricycle driver from Laguna, made the "Pilipinas Got Talent" semifinals relying only on his wit, charming the judges, particularly Vice Ganda, with his funny comebacks.

Instead of folding under pressure, the show's surprise star reveled in his unpredictability, bringing the house down with a parody mix of all the routines of the audition round's golden-buzzer acts.


VIRAL!

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