Thursday, May 3, 2018

EATIGO Brings Us Enough Reason Why We Should Eat Out Every Day


This revolutionary app is changing Metro Manila’s dining scene one reservation at a time

The question of “Where should we eat?” is one of life’s happiest struggles. The restaurant and cuisine options nowadays are endless. Now, if only your budget was as vast as the choices that you have.

Worry no more - Eatigo has your back! Eatigo may be new but it has fast become one of the leading restaurant reservation platforms in the Metro. With Eatigo, you get to choose where to eat without having to worry about your budget because it offers up to 50% discounts on every restaurant partner.

 
Take Your Pick with Just a Click

When stumped for ideas on where to eat for lunch, a quick meeting, a dinner date, or a family get-together, Eatigo is your friend. Download Eatigo for free, sign up, and unlock the doors to a host of dining possibilities.

To give customers’ the ultimate dining experience, Eatigo has continuously been signing up top brands and restaurants like Pepper Lunch, Marriott Cafe, Dulcinea, Barcino, and The Café, Hyatt City of Dreams’ signature buffet restaurant.

These diverse dining concepts join its already impressive listing that includes Heat at Edsa Shangri-La Manila, Alta at Ascott BGC, Ramen Nagi, Vengo, Gelatofix, and many others.

Eatigo’s mission is to connect empty tables with empty stomachs by offering time-based discounts at every participating restaurant, every day”, says Eatigo Country Marketing Manager, Angela Go. “It works for both diners and restaurants. Users can choose from upscale hotels to popular food chains, and even hole-in-the-wall establishments all at 50% off, making it possible for our users to conveniently dine out as frequently as they want without breaking the bank. The restaurants on the other hand get to fill their empty seats during off-peak hours, now that’s a win-win”.

 
Days and Weeks to Look Forward to with Eatigo

Besides having the regular calendar of discounts on the app, Eatigo makes sure to excite customers by cooking up special campaigns.

Start your May with Eatigo’s WOW Wednesday - Starting this summer, Eatigo offers 50% discounts all day at your favourite restaurants on one Wednesday of each month. This May, WOW Wednesday is scheduled to happen on May 9. Keep your eyes peeled for promos on the dedicated WOW Wednesday panel on the Eatigo app.

Watch out for Eatigo’s Late Lunch/Early Dinner Specials. Restaurants featured will be offering 50% discounts for specific times one whole week of every month. This May 21-27, customers can get 50% discounts between 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

Participating brands for the various promos will be revealed on the official Eatigo Facebook page, so like it now - http://bit.ly/2HOlgGY
Eating out has never been this fun and affordable! So make every day, an Eatigo dining day! Download the Eatigo app now on both iOS and Android: http://bit.ly/2qXuMNm

About Eatigo

Founded in 2013, eatigo’s mission is to connect empty tables with empty stomachs by offering time-based discounts of up to 50% every day at all of its participating restaurants through its online website and mobile applications. Having seated over 5 million diners at more than 2,000 venues across the region, eatigo is the leading online reservations platform for restaurants in Asia, downloaded by more than 1.5 million users. Backed by TripAdvisor with total up to date funding of US$15.5 million, eatigo is available in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India & Manila and is looking to expand to more countries. Users can choose to dine anywhere, from upscale hotels to popular food chains, and enjoy the same discounts with no strings attached, while restaurants get to fill their empty seats during off-peak hours.

(Video) Tips on How to Make Our Moms Look Good and Feel Great this Mother's Day Celebration


I have seen a lot of Mother’s Day tribute videos but only one catches my attention and touches my heart.

Watch the video below that talks about how unaware most moms are about how their children see
them - brave, selfless, caring and responsible.



Moms are often hard on themselves; completely unaware that to their children, husbands and loved ones, they are perfect. A mother may describe the perfect woman as “loving and caring” when, in fact, that is she.

A mother’s love is selfless and her job never ends but she deserves a break. Moms need to pamper themselves and be pampered. Happy mothers who look good and feel great in turn make their loved ones feel great, too.

For Mother’s Day, make her feel like the perfect woman who looks good and feels great always. Here are some ideas:

  • Give your mom a homemade gift card for a foot and hand massage. It  should be redeemable forever.
  • Put together a special basket for mom filled with beauty and wellness goodies such as facemasks, massage oil, a bottle of multivitamins and nail polish. Basically, the basket should include items your mother will enjoy.
  • Give her gift cards from her favorite store. If she loves beauty, then she will enjoy shopping at Watsons. If it’s fashion she’s into, she will surely love the wide selection at The SM Store.
  • Write a letter or poem telling her why she is the best mom in the world and what makes her perfect.
  • Serve her breakfast in bed. If you can’t cook, slice some fruits and serve it with toast and butter on a beautiful plate.
  • Take her out for dinner and a movie. Take note of what her favorite restaurant is and what movies she likes to watch.

To learn more about the video, visit the Watsons Philippines Facebook page and watsonsph on Instagram.

All You Need to Know About The Newest Set of "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids" Season 2 Performers


The newest breed of kiddie performers are now ready to impress viewers with their cute transformations and show-stopping performances as “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids” returns for another season. Eight of the brightest Kapamilya child stars will once again take the center stage and prove their unique talents while dressed as big local and international musical icons.




But before the show starts giving us world-class family entertainment on May 5 and 6, let us get ourselves more familiar with these cute kiddie performers:

FRANCIS CONCEPCION, MACKIE EMPUERTO, AND KEIFER SANCHEZ – BIGSHOT TRIO

Starting as competitors in “Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids,” the impressive vocal trio of Francis Concepcion, Mackie Empuerto, and Keifer Sanchez first made waves online with their rendition of the Beyonce-classic “Listen.” Now, they have performed on international stages, including in the UK and US versions of “Little Big Shots,” even getting the attention of world-renowned host Ellen Degeneres.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9Spvy6bZ0s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoGYRgOa3PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFlI7Y1M4X0

MARCO MASA – ANGHEL NG MASA

Marco Masa has already played numerous roles in TV but mainly rose to fame via the hit primetime series “Nathaniel,” where he played the young angel Nathaniel, whose mission was to instill values in the hearts of many. Indeed, he captivated viewers not only with his adorable looks, but also with his incredible acting talent that instantly touched everyone’s hearts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFWn1d1W3iw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApfLYsbf1qY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGh1sz45dyA

CHUN SA – BULILIT KIKAY

A “Goin’ Bulilit” mainstay, Chun Sa was first introduced in “It’s Showtime’s” segment “Mini Me,” where she impersonated Maja Salvador. Like her idol, she can rock it on the dance floor and definitely has a knack for acting, having appeared in some Kapamilya TV series and hit movies.
ONYOK PINEDA – BIBONG ASTIG

We all know Onyok from “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” – the small yet tough kid who is ready to fight side by side with his Kuya Cardo (Coco Martin). Popular for his catchphrase “Hay naku,” Onyok easily won the hearts of viewers and even moviegoers as he also starred in one of the highest-grossing Filipino films, “The Super Parental Guardians.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_AuY-U5jw0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvjMDee5cyY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kyugmVmqiM

ESANG DE TORRES – KIDDIE KONTESERA

Also a “Mini Me” contestant, Esang De Torres was notably known for her crystal clear vocals in “The Voice Kids” under the team of the Broadway diva Lea Salonga. Her world-class talent was further recognized when she joined internationally popular musicals such as “Les Miserables” and “Matilda the Musical.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq_oB1_S2No
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHSOVUD0gVc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itSmFKBZ3aE

SHEENA BELARMINO – INDAY WONDER

Another singing pro, Sheena Belarmino was a finalist in “Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids” and was praised for her high belting range and immense vocal chops. But this Cebuana lass also has some swag as she also joined the reality dance contest “Dance Kids.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sq4sbqPQIw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeIvLbw8JXI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GEFLjciVBQ

KRYSTAL BRIMNER – PRECIOUS DARLING

At a young age, Krystal Brimner already knows that she belongs in the performing arts and the acting world. She played the lead role in the local adaptation of the musical “Annie,” and even won the Best Child Performer award at the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival for “Honor Thy Father.” She is also currently a Star Music artist, proving her mettle in recording.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnDmtcxDL64
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENfGUCIT91g

NOEL COMIA JR. – POGING LODI

Also a “The Voice Kids” contestant, Noel Comia Jr. definitely is a kid of talent, being a multi-instrumentalist and having played lead roles in various theatrical productions. But adding to his already impressive resume are his numerous awards, namely three Aliw Awards and the Best Actor award in Cinemalaya for “Kiko Boksingero.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSe-RjS4C3U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqNv1Eg2wrI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsqBmM3nq3A

Don’t miss the premiere of “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids” on May 5 and 6 on ABS-CBN or on ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). For program updates, like www.facebook.com/yourfaceph, or follow @YourFacePH on Twitter and Instagram.

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" Unveils Two New Posters


Life finds a way, or so the tagline says in the new posters of Universal Pictures’ action adventure  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster hit, Jurassic World.

Check out the one-sheets below and watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in Philippine cinemas June 6, 2018.

Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Pratt and Howard are joined by co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs - along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before.  Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly.  Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the team of filmmakers for this stunning installment. Belén Atienza joins the team as a producer.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/

"13 Reasons Why" Season 2 Available May 18 on Netflix with New Characters and a Brand-New Song by Selena Gomez


The tapes were just the beginning…. 13 Reasons Why  Season 2 will be launched on Netflix on May 18, 2018.   

Watch the date announcement video below:



"13 Reasons Why" Season 2 picks up in the aftermath of Hannah's death and the start of our characters' complicated journeys toward healing and recovery. Liberty High prepares to go on trial, but someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth surrounding Hannah's death concealed. A series of ominous polaroids lead Clay and his classmates to uncover a sickening secret and a conspiracy to cover it up.

While all characters including Hannah return on the second season, new characters will be introduced including Anne Winters who will play Chloe, the new head cheerleader at Liberty High; Bryce Cass will play Cyrus, a “mischief maker” who becomes an unexpected hero; Chelsea Alden will play Cyrus’ sister Mackenzie; Samantha Logan will play Nina, a track star at school; Kelli O’Hara will play Jackie, an advocate for victims of bullying; Allison Miller will play Sonya, a young litigator; Ben Lawson will play Rick, the high school’s baseball coach; Jake Weber will play Bryce’s father; Strong will play Bryce’s mother; Meredith Monroe will play Alex’s mother; and R.J. Brown will play Tony’s (Christian Navarro) boxing trainer. 

Selena Gomez also recorded a song entitled "Back to You" as part of the Season 2 soundtrack. On Twitter, she wrote: “#BackToYou. Out May 10th, part of the @13ReasonsWhy S2 soundtrack. I’m so excited for you guys to hear it.❣️.”


Marvel Studios’ "Avengers: Infinity War" Now the All-Time Biggest Grossing Movie in the Philippines


Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” continued to make history at the Philippine box-office as it became the All-Time Highest-Grossing Movie in the country after only six days of release.

Cementing its phenomenal run, the epic action-adventure achieved the stunning feat with a gross of P730.1 million, outpacing Disney’s 2017 live-action “Beauty and the Beast” whose entire run of P677.1 million formerly held the record.

It’s worth noting that the top six films ever released in the Philippines were all from Disney.  Beside the aforementioned two, the rest are “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Marvel’s The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3.”

Earlier Sunday, “Avengers: Infinity War” already shattered the All-Time Biggest Opening Weekend record with a five-day opening weekend gross of a breathtaking P650.1 million. 

Along the way, the film also left previous daily records in the dust, including Biggest Saturday at  P151.8 million and Biggest Sunday at P148.3 million.

These slew of records may be jaw-dropping but hardly a surprise. Fan anticipation for the 19th film in Marvel Studios' stellar 10-year history has been fever-pitch, as the stakes have never been higher story-wise, this marking the end of Phase 3.  There is a palpable feeling that the revelations will come to a point of no return, and fans are bracing themselves for the inevitable.  Regardless of the conclusion, the excitement has definitely translated into incredible box-office, with moviegoers and Marvels fans seeing the film more than once.

“Avengers: Infinity War” rolled out in 849 screens across the country, with an estimate of over 2.4 million admissions.

Join the conversation online at #AvengersPH & #InfinityWar. Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in Philippine cinemas nationwide.

Run for Fun and Food, and Do Good on Mother’s Day!


Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and usually, people surprise their mothers with beautiful flowers, cards, gifts, and a special brunch or dinner treat. Been there. Done that. So many times.

This Mother’s Day, why not ditch the usual and go for something extra special? Here is a different, yet still fun, meaningful, and delicious alternative.

TFC Live presents TIKIM Filipino Food Fun Run, a one-of-a-kind 5K run or walk that celebrates culture and the value of giving back through loads of happiness and tons of food. Tikim is a Filipino word that means, “to taste.” This TIKIM takes place on May 13, Sunday, starting at 8:00 A.M. at the Coyote Point Recreation Area, 1701 Coyote Point Drive in San Mateo. The 5K course will have a Filipino food tasting station at each kilometer mark of the way. A food festival featuring a sumptuous array of favorite Filipino dishes will greet participants as they cross the finish line.

Get to run alongside some of your favorite celebrities from the Philippines: actor/singer Inigo Pascual, Star Patrol Anchor Gretchen Fullido, actor/model Jake Cuenca, and actress/singer/host Kim Chiu. These artists are sports enthusiasts themselves. It is no wonder that Cuenca and Chui played triathletes in their last soap opera, “Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin” (Forever My Love).

Those who would like to go straight to the food festival may do so, starting at 10:00 A.M. Participants can check out the various food offerings many activities from TIKIM vendors and sponsors like County of San Mateo “Child Support Services,”  Guerrero Law Firm, Remitly, Financial Rescue LLC, XOOM, The Law Offices of John C. Ye, Southwest Sun Solar, LBC, Ria Financial, Saladmaster, Mango Tours, Abby Skin Care, Le Paris Artisan & Gourmet Cafe, 50 Shades of Dough, Seafood City’s Grill City and Crispy Town, Seafood City, Tastebuds, Pampanga’s Cuisine, Sunflower Bakery, Sweet Dreams, Kadoks, Isla Restaurant, and Sun Tropics.


 
Run for Food while Doing Good.

Aside from being a fun run, TIKIM is also a philanthropic event. According to ABS-CBN Global Head of Events Ricky Resurreccion, “It is a way to give back, as part of the proceeds of the TIKIM Fun Run registration will be donated to the feeding program of Bantay Bata (the Child Watch program of ABS-CBN Foundation International).”

By registering and joining the fun run, each participant would have provided meals for 10 malnourished children. Imagine how many children all the TIKIM registrants will be able to feed. Three dollars out of each adult registration will go to Bantay Bata, so participants know that when they run and eat at TIKIM, they are also helping a needy child to enjoy nutritious meals.

The TIKIM Filipino Food Fun Run is open to all races, gender and ages. Categories are Adult Runners, Youth Runners and Food Festival participants.

Runners will receive a commemorative TIKIM t-shirt, race bib, an acknowledgement letter with the runner’s donation to ABS-CBN Foundation International, and a $5 food voucher, which can be redeemed at any of the food festival vendor booths. Runners will also each receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a special prize. Registered Youth runners will each receive a TIKIM t-shirt (first 200 kids), race bib and medal. Participants to the food festival only will get a $5 food voucher and a raffle entry.

Aside from food trucks and vendor booths, the Food Festival will have entertainment, and other fun activities for the whole family.

Celebrate Mother’s Day in a unique and memorable way. Click here for more information and to register for TIKIM Filipino Food Fun Run.

Ginebra San Miguel Launches 2018 Limited Edition "Ginebra Ako" Jersey Collection


The uniform makes the player – it is a known fact that in basketball, wearing the jersey exhibits more than just tools for recognition against the opposing team. From the colors to the sewn patches, the jersey serves as the representation of the team and all it stands for. This is the philosophy practiced by Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.

For the past four decades, the jerseys of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel have become the embodiment of the team – from its decorated history to its virtues.

Last year, the Ganado Classics: 3 Decade Jersey Collection celebrated the historical moments of Ginebra. Every jersey in the collection showcased remarkable Ginebra stories behind it like winning its first PBA title in the 1986 PBA Open Conference and bagging the PBA Governors’ Cup Championship in 2016 after an eight-year title drought.

Unlike last year where the jerseys were used to recount the past, Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI) has launched the 2018 Limited Edition Ginebra Ako Jersey Collection to make the present more meaningful. It also pays homage to the “Never Say Die” spirit the whole Ginebra San Miguel community is truly proud of.

The term “Ginebra Ako” signifies the team’s resilience, determination, and perseverance throughout the four decades of playing in the PBA. During these times, it is hard to miss that the fans have also embodied the aforementioned qualities. Exhibiting sheer dedication and true value to teamwork has essentially fleshed out a new and deeper meaning to being ganado, thus making them “more Ginebra”.

Aside from the “Ginebra Ako” statement, some of the notable designs embedded on the jersey are the four stars, which represent Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s four-decade stay in the PBA; and the crown, which depicts the team’s domination in both realms of basketball and the hard liquor industry (being the undisputed no. 1 selling gin in the world).

There are also three marks that verify the jersey’s authenticity. First, the Ginebra San Miguel Label Tag, the iconic Ginebra San Miguel label featured as the tag of every jersey embodies the long-standing heritage and culture the basketball team represents via the product. Second, the Patch of Authenticity with an embroidered signature of none other than the winningest coach in PBA history, Tim Cone, confirms the jersey is 100% authentic. Third, the ‘Never Say Die’ Patch located on the backside of the jersey features the team’s mantra and represents the team’s resilience, which they are popularly known for.

These limited edition jerseys will be worn by the team in the upcoming 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup starting April 2018.

To avail of the 2018 Limited Edition Ginebra Ako Jersey Collection, purchase and collect either six (6) seals of Ginebra San Miguel or Vino Kulafu; or four (4) caps of GSM Blue or GSM Blue Flavors, Primera Light Brandy, or GSM Premium Gin. Just add 100 pesos and claim your own “Ginebra Ako” jersey from any partner redemption outlets nationwide. Promo duration is from April 15 to June 15, 2018.

There are five collectible jersey designs to choose from: Japeth Aguilar 25, Scottie Thompson 6, L.A. Tenorio 5, Greg Slaughter 20, and Mark Caguioa 47.

Meanwhile, participants of the upcoming Ginebra San Miguel 3-on- 3 Tournament will also be wearing the new jerseys, wherein 16 teams from 16 different areas play against each other to become the next Ginebra San Miguel 3-on- 3 Grand Champions. The top two finalists will get to live their dreams and play at the Araneta Coliseum for the championship. The winning team gets to take home P50,000.

Sports advocate Mike Swift also known as “Mr. Pinoy Hoops” and his team will be painting murals depicting “Ginebra Ako” on every court that will be visited in the 3-on- 3 tournaments. The 3 rd Ginebra San Miguel 3-on- 3 Tournament will be done in partnership with the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

The 2018 Limited Edition Ginebra Ako Jersey Collection and 3-on- 3 tournaments are proof that after 40 years, Barangay Ginebra and their “Never Say Die” spirit is very much alive.

For more details and updates on the promo, log on to www.ginebra.com.ph, check out the official Facebook page of Ginebra San Miguel www.facebook.com/barangayginebra or call the GSMI customer care hotline at 632-2564.

GSMI is the producer of the world’s no. 1 selling gin Ginebra San Miguel and other quality liquor products including Vino Kulafu, Ginebra San Miguel Premium Gin, GSM Blue, GSM Blue Flavors, Antonov Vodka and Primera Light Brandy

Experience a Hot and Happening Summer with ASAP in Honolulu, Hawaii! Buy Your Tickets Now!


More than 30 of the Philippines’ brightest stars will be hanging’ loose and doing the shaka – a gesture of friendly intent often associated with Hawaii - when ABS-CBN's The Filipino Channel (TFC) brings ASAP, the longest running, top-rated weekly Filipino musical variety show, to the Aloha State of Hawaii on June 30, 2018 at the Neil S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.

After captivating the SRO crowd at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Canada last year, with their world-class performances and musical numbers, the ASAP family will surely win the hearts of the crowd in the beautiful island of luaus and mai tais this summer.

Here is the rundown of the first wave of celebrities expected to wow Hawaii: Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Ogie Alcasid, ZsaZsa Padilla, Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga, Robi Domingo, Pia Wurtzbach, KZ Tandingan, Morissette, Yeng Constantino, Angeline Quinto, Kyla, Daryl Ong, Erik Santos, Inigo Pascual, Darren Espanto, Moira Torres, and Zia Quizon.

More artists will be announced in the coming weeks, so be on the lookout, save the date, and be sure to get tickets for the whole family.

Your ASAP in Honolulu ticket guarantees you entrance to the ASAP Marketplace where you can enjoy food, drinks, games, prizes and a lot of engaging activities, starting at 10:00 A.M. All these pre-show activities will be at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Place.

The main show will be at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, where entry begins at 2:00 P.M., pre-show at 3:00 P.M., followed by the ASAP concert at 4:00 P.M. It will be a whole day of fun for the whole family.

Tickets are at $150, $120, $85, and $55 and are available at Ticketmaster.com and from authorized Filipino outlets. Tax and service fees may apply when purchasing from Ticketmaster.

Click here for more information, authorized ticket outlets, to register for the TFC Live Events app for a chance to win prizes, and to buy tickets. Get ready to have a most memorable, maikaʻi (wonderful) summer when your favorite stars imbibe the aloha spirit in ASAP in Honolulu.

"CARTER," Hollywood's Original Detective Dramedy Series Arrives on HOOQ


HOOQ – the largest Video on Demand service in South East Asia – is proud to build on its HOOQ Originals offering with yet another Hollywood title. In a deal with Sony Pictures Television, HOOQ has acquired the new series, Carter, a light-hearted detective procedural that blends small-town charm with big-city crime. The series premiered on 6 April, with new episodes dropping every Friday. HOOQ is the first to premiere the series worldwide and Carter marks the second Hollywood Original to arrive on the service following the gripping police drama, The Oath, from Sony Pictures Television.

Chief Content Officer of HOOQ, Jennifer Batty said, “We understand the need to offer a variety of genres and tones to our loyal subscribers which is why we loved Carter. Thanks to creator Garry Campbell’s (MADtv) quirky vision and writer John Tinker’s (Chicago Hope) skill with drama, Carter truly has a unique voice. We’re confident that this fresh take on the detective drama is well poised to be a hit among our audience on HOOQ.”

Produced by Amaze Film + Television, Carter tells the story of Harley Carter (Jerry O’Connell), a detective on a hit American TV show who is forced to return to his sleepy hometown after an embarrassing public meltdown in Hollywood. Upon his return, Carter taps into his acting experience to become a real-life detective, partnering with his two best friends, Sam Shaw (Sydney Poitier Heartsong) and Dave Leigh (Kristian Bruun).

Each episode will be a self-contained crime story, delivering mysteries as well as the occasional murder, and surrounded by fun and quirky characters. Carter is also a story about true friendship as our protagonist returns to his hometown and faces the people of his past, who all took different paths in their lives but remain the best of friends. But, above it all, viewers can expect a smartly written detective drama delivered with a tinge of comedy.

Carter stars Jerry O’Connell (Stand By Me, Sliders, Mission To Mars and the latest season of The Big Bang Theory), Sydney Poitier Heartsong (Death Proof, True Crime), Kristian Bruun (Orphan Black), and John Bourgeois (Ginger Snaps, X-Men: Apocalypse).

It’s shaping up to be a big year for HOOQ, with a fresh lineup and the most popular TV shows and movies. “HOOQ has been successful because we have content for everyone - from Pinoy movies to Hollywood blockbusters and, now, our second HOOQ Originals series, Carter. We are very excited for the next three quarters of 2018 because we have a lot of new content available for subscribers,” said Jeff Remigio, HOOQ content and programming head.

DC fans will be thrilled this month as well, as HOOQ also strengthens its library of DC shows (Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow), with the latest addition: Krypton, a new DC series set 200 years before Superman came to Earth, which premiered on March 29 with two episodes.

New episodes will then release on HOOQ every Friday, within 24 hours of US telecast.

HOOQ is very proud of our new content because we only want the best for subscribers, whatever their viewing preferences are,” said HOOQ Philippines country manager Sheila Paul.




How to Get HOOQ
It’s easy to get HOOQ’d. Customers can simply download the HOOQ app from Apple Store or Google Play, sign up or log in, to access HOOQ’s extensive library of Hollywood and Asian hits.  Globe customers can get to try HOOQ for up to 60 days on selected mobile and broadband plans. Find out more and sign up today for a complimentary trial at www.hooq.tv.

About HOOQ
Built in Asia for Asia, HOOQ is Asia's first premium video-on- demand service to launch across the region.  HOOQ is a start-up joint venture established in January 2015 by Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros.  HOOQ delivers over 10,000 Hollywood, regional and local movies and TV shows to customers anytime, anywhere by enabling them to stream and download on their Internet device or platform of choice.  HOOQ was also named Best Mobile App in the Media, Film, TV or Video category at the GSMA’s Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards 2016 in Barcelona.  HOOQ currently operates in the Philippines, Thailand, India, Indonesia and Singapore with a population footprint of over 1.7 billion people. 

For more information, visit www.hooq.tv.

Billboard Chart Toppers Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes to Perform at “2018 Billboard Music Awards”

 
The “2018 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on MONDAY, 21 MAY, 8:00 A.M. on BLUE ANT ENTERTAINMENT

Dick Clark Productions announced the first round of performers for the “2018 Billboard Music Awards.” Top New Artist nominee, Camila Cabello, UK’s hottest act, Dua Lipa, and multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter, Shawn Mendes, will all take the stage on a night filled with music’s biggest names!

Hosted by “The Voice” coach Kelly Clarkson, the “2018 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, 21 May at 8:00AM on Blue Ant Entertainment. The three-hour telecast will feature performances from this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments that celebrate 60 years of the Billboard Hot 100!


Talent fun facts include:

Camila Cabello is a four-time Billboard Music Award nominee this year with nods for Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Collaboration for “Havana” featuring Young Thug and the fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement Award. She started off her solo career with a bang, scoring a top 10 hit in 2016 on the Pop Songs chart with "I Know What You Did Last Summer," her duet with Shawn Mendes. She followed it up with three more top 40 hits on the list, including the No. 1 "Bad Things" with Machine Gun Kelly. In 2017-18, she logged her biggest hit yet, as the single "Havana," featuring Young Thug, spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Pop Songs chart and became her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track ushered in her debut album, Camila, which opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and made her the first woman in three years to hit No. 1 with her debut full-length album.

The “2018 Billboard Music Awards” appearance will mark Dua Lipa’s first performance on an award show in the United States. The U.K. pop superstar has quickly ascended on the U.S. Billboard charts this last year, currently with her empowering anthem “IDGAF” rising on Billboard’s Top 40 chart following a trio of No. 1 hits on the Dance Club Songs chart: "Blow Your Mind (Mwah)," "Be the One" and "New Rules." The latter track became a smash single for the pop singer-songwriter across multiple charts and radio formats  as it sailed to No. 1 on the Pop Songs chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2018. “New Rules,” taken from her self-titled debut studio album, has gone on to earn more   than   430   million   on-demand   streams   in   the   U.S.,   according   to Nielsen Music. Additionally, the video for the track has amassed 1.1 billion views on YouTube, making Dua the first female solo artist to reach 1 billion views on the platform.

At just 19-years-old, singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes has captured two No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, seven top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, and two No. 1s on the Pop Songs chart. He blasted onto Billboard's charts in 2015 with his debut hit "Life of the Party," and has continued to rack up smash singles. His most recent hit, "In My Blood," has already hit the top 40 on the Hot 100 and top five on the Digital Song Sales chart. In total, Mendes' albums have earned over 3 million equivalent album units in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, and his catalog of songs have generated nearly 3 billion on- demand streams. This year, Mendes is nominated for the fan-voted Top Social Artist Award.

Cuban-born singer/songwriter Camila Cabello (Epic Records / SYCO) released her debut solo album, CAMILA, in January 2018 to rave reviews. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart the same week that her single "Havana" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The RIAA platinum-certified album, CAMILA, launched its debut at No. 1 on over 100 iTunes charts around the world, breaking the record for most No. 1 positions for a debut album in iTunes history. Beginning her official solo career after four years in Fifth Harmony, Cabello released her RIAA 5x-platinum smash hit "Havana," in August 2017, which later obtained the No. 1 spot on the Billboard's Pop Songs chart, marking her second No. 1 as a solo artist. Furthermore, "Havana" hit No. 1 on the iTunes overall top songs chart, No. 2 on the Spotify Global chart and hit No. 1 in 80 countries around the world. "Havana" is the first song by a female artist to reach No. 1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary, Pop Songs and Rhythmic Songs charts in 22 years, has earned 736 million on-demand U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music, and attained the longest run at No. 1 on Pop Songs for any song by a female artist since 2013. Her next single, "Never Be The Same," was released in January 2018 and is currently No. 2 on Pop Songs and inside the top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100. Cabello had already earned a chart-topping smash with the recent double platinum-certified hit "Bad Things" with Machine Gun Kelly. The track generated over 350 million on-demand streams and a result of its success, she became the fifth female artist to hit #1 on the Pop Songs chart with and without a group.

With the release of her self-titled debut album, London-born, Kosovo-raised Dua Lipa has won over the hearts of fans and press alike. The songs on Dua Lipa announce the arrival of a new force in pop - irresistible on the dance floor, thoughtful under closer inspection, constantly discovering creative possibilities. Her critically acclaimed debut has made several “best of” lists, from The FADER, Rolling Stone and TIME. Her powerful anthem “New Rules” reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, and its viral video made her the youngest female solo artist to reach 1 billion views on YouTube. Dua continues to find herself on the top of the charts, consistently being one of the top-streamed female artists in the world on Spotify and reaching No. 1 on the Top 40 chart. Most recently, Dua made BRIT Award history, becoming the first woman artist to pick up five nominations, taking home the awards for British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist.

Shawn Mendes recently released new tracks “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan” from his highly- anticipated third album. Both tracks have already experienced massive success, soaring to Nos. 22 and 64, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 1 and No. 2 on the overall iTunes chart in the U.S, Top 5 on iTunes in 50 countries, and holding the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist. The tracks have received critical acclaim from outlets including Rolling Stone, Billboard, Idolator, Variety and Paste, with “In My Blood” topping TIME magazine’s “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week” and The New York Times’ “The Playlist.” “In My Blood” and “Lost In Japan” are the first new songs released by Shawn since his 3x Platinum hit “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” in April 2017. The track scored Shawn his second No. 1 single on Billboard’s Pop Songs chart, joining 6x Platinum single “Stitches.” With “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” Shawn also became the first artist to ever have three No. 1 singles on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart before the age of 20. Throughout his career, Shawn has achieved two No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 with Handwritten (2015) and Illuminate (2016), two Platinum albums, and seven consecutive Platinum and multi-Platinum singles. Worldwide, he has sold over 10 million albums, 100 million singles, and has amassed over 11 billion song streams and 4 billion YouTube views. Shawn has completed two sold-out world tours with over one million tickets sold, selling out legendary arenas including NYC’s Madison Square Garden, Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, and London’s O2 Arena in minutes. He topped Billboard’s “21 Under 21” in 2017 and has been featured on Forbes “30 Under 30,” Spotify’s “25 Under 25,” and Time Magazine’s “Most Influential Teens” for 4 consecutive years. In February 2018, ROI Influencer Media recognized Shawn as the #1 Most Influential Artist and #1 Most Influential Teen across all social media platforms.

Starting with today’s announcement, the first set of BBMAs performer GIPHY stickers is available. Custom stickers for Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes can be found within Instagram Stories by clicking the GIF button and searching for “BBMAs.”

Nominations for the “2018 Billboard Music Awards” were announced earlier this month on “TODAY Show” and on a livestream from Billboard’s NY office. Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran tie for the most nominations this year with 15 each.

Voting for the two fan voted categories, Billboard Chart Achievement Award and Top Social Artist, will open in the coming weeks and additional details will be available soon.

“Billboard Music Awards” nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The finalists and award winners are determined using data reflecting a 12-month tracking period. The awards are based on the reporting period of April 8, 2017 through March 31, 2018. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.

The “2018 Billboard Music Awards” produced by dick clark productions will air LIVE, first and exclusive, on Blue Ant Entertainment. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are executive producers.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow Blue Ant Entertainment on https://www.facebook.com/BlueAntEntertainment, @BlueAntEntertainment on Instagram, and @BlueAntEnt on Twitter. Join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.

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KathNiel and Coco Martin Invade Myanmar and Latin America with MKCS Global and Cinelatino Deals


After winning Favorite Foreign TV Actor and Actress in the recent Face of the Year Awards in Vietnam, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla are set to conquer Myanmar with the acquisition of “La Luna Sangre” by MKCS Global as well as Latin America with the acquisition of “She’s Dating the Gangster” by Spanish-language movie channel Cinelatino.

Through a distribution deal signed by ABS-CBN with MKCS Global, four teleserye titles that  also include “And I Love You So,” “Born For You,” and “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” season 2 are  on its way to Myanmar’s biggest  FTV channels, MWD and MRTV 4.

MKCS Global and ABS-CBN have started doing business in 2011. Since then, the two have been partners in providing quality Filipino content to Burmese audiences. Some ABS-CBN dramas that already aired in Myanmar were “Born For You,” “Broken Vows,” “Brothers” season 1, “Be My Lady,” and “All of Me.”

Meanwhile, aside from “She’s Dating the Gangster,” other Star Cinema movies namely “Unexpectedly Yours,” “Four Sisters and a Wedding,” “Bride for Rent,” “Always Be My Maybe,” and “Extra Service” will be available throughout Latin America, as well as the United States and Canada, via their cable, satellite, and IPTV services with ABS-CBN’s deal with Cinelatino.

We are certainly proud of this win early on this year and our goal will always be to continuously provide high-caliber programs and movies with cast and storylines that appeal to various cultures. We are certain that this will also boost our continuing efforts to introduce new talents to the global stage.” said Macie Imperial, ABS-CBN’s VP for Integrated Acquisitions and International Sales and Distribution.

Championing the business of storytelling for 65 years, ABS-CBN has succeeded in growing its international business and has now sold over 40,000 hours of content worldwide.

With the success of our dramas, we are very optimistic that we can penetrate more markets that have not been previously tapped.” Added Macie.

"Avengers: Infinity War" Shatters Box Office Records for Any Film in the Philippines


Philippine box-office records were shattered at the opening day of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War”.

Arriving with unprecedented excitement, mystery, and anticipation, “Avengers: Infinity War” opened yesterday to a record-shattering P141.6 million (USD 2.7M), creating a new milestone in local film history. This marks the biggest-ever opening day in the Philippines and the biggest single day gross box office for any film.

Avengers: Infinity War opened its first day in 829 screens nationwide with screening schedules starting as early as 8 am.

Join the conversation online at #AvengersPH & #InfinityWar. Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in Philippine cinemas nationwide.

Piolo Pascual, Arci Muñoz, Erich Gonzales, Enchong Dee and Maja Salvador Light Up “Kapamilya Fiesta World” Paris with 10 Memorable Moments


This year’s opening salvo for ABS-CBN Regional and The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) annual “Kapamilya Fiesta World” added to the much-anticipated festival’s history of merrymaking with 10 more moments that left almost indelible marks in the minds and hearts of the Filipinos in the City of Lights, Paris on March 31.

Starting off “Kapamilya Fiesta World”, an entertainment festival of the largest Filipino-owned media and entertainment network for its worldwide audiences called by the term of endearment Kapamilya or family member, and its rundown of memoirs that happened at the Les Docks de Paris on 87 avenue des Magasins Generaux at the 93300 Aubervilliers is no less than a showdown between “Kapamilya Fiesta World favorite Chinito Heartthrob Enchong Dee and fellow dance sensation, Her Majasty Maja Salvador to the tune of “Uptown Funk” by Filipino-American Hollywood star Bruno Mars. Together, they scored two mementos right away.

Dee provided a fitting segue via “Cup of Life”, the remix by Latino superstar Ricky Martin.  He went on to score milestone number three as he called on stage a lady who went by the name of Dee’s real-life pal Bea Alonzo’s iconic character in the movie “One More Chance”, Basha.

The highlights took an upswing further as Dee’s television partner Erich Gonzales of the “Blood Sisters” fame took to the stage.  Gonzales was a hit, making up for the afternoon’s fourth memorable moment as she reenacted her three characters on screen: the single mother Erika, the career-woman Carrie, and the rebellious Agatha. 

Gonzales was three times the charm as she impersonated her characters and more so when she performed the soulful new age rock collaboration between Cold Play and Chainsmokers’ “Something Just Like This”. 

Meantime, a much-awaited on-stage reunion for the love team who once starred in the coming-of-age “Katorse” in 2014 was waiting in the wings for the fans of the duo. When it finally happened, the Filipino fans reveled in the moment rightfully the sixth for the night, singing along with the two as they sang Chainsmokers’ “Closer” and Alison Krauss’ “When You say Nothing At All”.  Dee could not contain his excitement on stage: “It has been a while since we’ve been together on stage.”  The actor-singer-dancer-athlete added:  Thank you for letting us reunite on stage and with you as witness.”

Returning on stage was Salvador’s iconic protagonist cum antagonist characters on Philippine television Ivy Aguas / Lily Cruz from the widely followed “Wildflower” teleserye.  With the same intensity she put on in her showdown with on-screen villains, Salvador, put on her game face on as she regaled the audience with her performance of “Power” by Little Mix and “IDGAF” by Dua Lipa.

The eighth highlight for the night was “Since I Found You” leading lady Arci Munoz who joined the “KFW” stage for the first time.  The actress who is actually the band Philia’s lead act as well, impressed the audience as she sang rock classics “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses, “You Give Love A Bad Name” by Bon Jovi and “Diamonds” by pop superstar Rihanna.

The Filipinos in Paris and nearby cities who were in attendance were in seventh heaven as the night’s fitting finale came up on stage – Piolo Pascual.  Proving that he continues to be the Ultimate Heartthrob, Pascual performed his own hit “Kailangan Kita”, Adelle’s “All I Ask” and the Elvis Presley classic “This Thing Called Love”.  Judging from the fan reaction, Pascual could be very well be milestone numbers nine and ten.

Proving that the night wasn’t over, the ABS-CBN stars revealed highlight no. 10 – the next “KFW” happening in Scotland on June 16, 2018 where a new batch of of ABS-CBN stars are set to create new memories with their countrymen this side of Europe.

From one highlight to the other, the 2018 “KFW” opener was truly one for the books. 

For more updates on upcoming events, visit mytfc.com, emea.kapamilya.com or facebook/TFCEurope 

Connect with fellow global Filipinos and follow KapamilyaTFC and KapamilyaGlobalPR.

Here's Why Kristel De Catalina is the Deserving Winner of “Pilipinas Got Talent” Season 6


Kristel De Catalina emerged as the grand winner of ABS-CBN’s world class talent search “Pilipinas Got Talent” after beating nine other amazing and jaw-dropping acts in the show’s grand finals dubbed as “The Greatest Showdown” held last weekend at the Bren Z Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando, Pampanga.

For her, she is still on cloud nine. It was her inspirations, her family especially her son and God, who made her win the competition.

I am overwhelmed.  I have mixed emotions and I still can’t believe it. It was my family, who believed in my talent and God, who gave me this skill, which pushed me to win this battle," said Kristel. 

Kristel, who garnered a final score of 99.67% from the viewers’ text and online votes and judges’ scores, took home P2 million in cash plus a vacation package.  She is now the sixth grand winner since “Pilipinas Got Talent” was launched and the first solo female act to win the competition.

When asked where will she use the cash prize, she explained, "I'll save it for my son's education. He is still seven years old so the two million will go a long way."

Joining Kristel in the top three acts were para dance sports athletes Julius and Rhea who garnered 84.6% of the combined votes and judges’ scores and Joven Olvido with 79.05%.

Kristel wowed the jampacked venue with her breathtaking aerial stunt and emotional spiral pole dancing act. When Kristel auditioned, she was immediately sent to the semis when judge Vice Ganda chose her as his Golden Buzzer act. Kristel then topped the public’s votes in a semi-final round that earned her slot at the grand finals.

“Pilipinas Got Talent” remains to be one of the most successful talent-reality shows on Philippine television. The show’s sixth season truly made its mark by breaking numerous records. “PGT” season 6 debuted strongly by hitting an all-time high national TV rating of 43.3% on its pilot telecast, which is one of the highest rating recorded by a weekend program for 2018.

Meanwhile, “Pilipinas Got Talent: The Greatest Showdown” remained as the most watched weekend program with 37.5% national TV ratings last Saturday (April 28) and 39.7% last Sunday (April 29) when the grand winner was announced. 

It is also the first Kapamilya show awarded with the YouTube Gold Creator Award for having a million strong community in the said video sharing website. It also has a million followers on its official Facebook page.

Still on the online world, “PGT” season six has the highest combined views on Facebook and YouTube compared to its past seasons.

Lastly, the show has given viewers one of the most diverse line up of acts in "PGT" history.

“Pilipinas Got Talent” is hosted by Billy Crawford and Toni Gonzaga with judges Freddie “FMG” Garcia, Angel Locsin, Robin Padilla, and Vice Ganda.

For updates on ABS-CBN and its programs, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

Beyond Stardom and All That Jazz, Inspiring Celebrities Take a Proactive Stand Against Online Bashing

While social media has given us the platform to freely express ourselves, share the most epic experiences to the most relatable thoughts, and connect with a wider network of friends, it sometimes comes with a price - the inevitable wave of online bashers with their own agenda, using their very freedom of social media speech to critique, insult, and gossip at the victim’s expense.

At a time when there seems to be no control over social media bashing, courageous netizens have taken a proactive stand against it, including celebrities who have to deal with public scrutiny on a daily basis. Popular personalities like Sanya Lopez, Janine Gutierrez, Robi Domingo, and Janella Salvador recently shared their personal experiences with handling public perception, whether positive or negative.

Young actress Sanya Lopez disclosed her struggles during her stint in TV drama fantasy series Encantadia, where she rose to fame playing the lead role for the first time. Being a newbie back then meant having to prove herself just as worthy as the other lead actors, addressing her regular dose of the doubters and critics in a positive way.
 


Janine Gutierrez, on the other hand, having been raised among a family of celebrities and controversy, entered the entertainment industry armed with the knowledge to not necessarily believe everything she hears from the people around her - especially when those things intend to bring down other people. She admits that it’s difficult to be victimized by judgers, but she knows just how to not let them get the best of her.


 

TV personality Robi Domingo takes on a more general stance on overall positivity, with his uplifting message about conquering each day - including off-days - with a good attitude. When things go wrong whether it’s within or out of your control, one thing you can control is how you face it and let it strengthen you.


 

Actress and singer Janella Salvador asserts a powerful reminder to not let bashers bring you down simply because they aren’t worth it, and to always hold on to your faith to lift yourself up amid any hardship.

 

Each courageous and persevering celebrity rose above their bashers as they learned from the constructive comments, blocked the toxic ones, and pushed forward with a bright and positive outlook on life, thanks to the people who stood by them and supported them throughout their journey.

Selfie Expert smartphone brand OPPO, which has carried its message “Capture the Real You” for years, encourages not only its ambassadors, but also its entire community to let go of online negativity and embrace their true selves. “Sometimes, it helps to hear the stories of other people to draw inspiration and apply that optimistic disposition in their own way. Our advocacy is to help empower people, especially those who have been knocked down or discouraged by online haters,” OPPO Philippines’ Public Relations Manager Eason de Guzman said. “The stories of Sanya, Janine, Robi, and Janella have made them the strong, talented, and successful artists they are today. We thank them for sharing their stories and for allowing OPPO to be part of their lifestyle.”

Launched in the Philippines last April, OPPO’s latest flagship smartphone F7 comes with advanced selfie features which symbolize the essence of capturing your true self in the most beautiful and natural way. It is the world’s first smartphone with a 25MP front-facing camera and A.I. Beauty Technology 2.0 that analyzes the face in more than 296 recognition spots and beautifies it in three individual zones. For more details, like facebook.com/OPPOPH and follow @OPPOPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

Ryan Reynolds Invades Seoul South Korea to Promote "DEADPOOL 2" Movie


Ryan Reynolds’ recent tour (May 1) in Seoul, Korea sent the fans in droves in Lotte World mall to promote his latest “Deadpool 2” movie

Ryan Reynolds posed for pictures with the fans and signed memorabilia, even signed the masks of those who came in costumes and held the phones of the fans to take selfies with them.

Ryan Reynolds not only stars in the title role, he also co-wrote and produced “Deadpool 2.” “Ryan is an incredible comedic talent,” says Deadpool 2 director David Leitch, “and “Deadpool” works as a perfect ground for things he really excels at. He took that character from the comic books and made it his own brand. There’s a synergistic effect with “Deadpool” and Ryan. He really is Deadpool in real life – in terms of the way he talks and sees the world, sometimes. He’s funny and irreverent but also has a huge heart and compassion, like Deadpool.”

Pinoy martial artist also serves as stunt coordinator in “Deadpool 2”  who says that the movie is bigger, crazier, more expensive, than the first. All of the set pieces are three times what you saw in the first one. The challenge is to always do something you haven’t done before and keep everything new and dynamic.”  Eusebio also did stunt coordination for films such as Hitman, John Wick, Bourne Ultimatum and 300.

 

From 20th Century Fox, “Deadpool 2” opens May 16 in Philippine cinemas nationwide (ahead of the US) and will have early previews on May 15 in select cinemas starting 5:00pm.

Erik Santos and DJ Jhai Ho Bring the #JustLoveAraw-Araw Celebrations to Australia via Kapamilya Fun Day”


ABS-CBN’s #JustLoveArawAraw celebration crosses over to the Land Down Under with internationally known Filipino balladeer Erik Santos and MOR 101.9 For Life! DJ Jhai Ho offering non-stop entertainment at the “Kapamilya Fun Day” event happening today at Greek Hall, Orthodox Church Grounds in Darwin City, and on May 5 at the DiverCiti Centre in Brisbane.

True to the Philippines’ largest and leading Filipino-owned media and entertainment company ABS-CBN Corporation’s overarching theme for this season, #JustLoveArawAraw (Just Love Everyday), Santos takes a break from his hurado (judge) duties in the Philippines’ all-time favorite competition for outstanding amateur performers Tawag ng Tanghalan sa “It’s Showtime” to serenade overseas Filipinos (OFs) in Australia with their all-time favorite hits and songs from home.

On the other hand, Jhai Ho will make sure that the venue will have heaps of laugher with the fun games and antics he prepared just for his countrymen in Sydney to enjoy at the “Kapamilya Fun Day”, an annual gathering of Filipinos in the community and a showcase of Filipino performances by The Filipino Channel (TFC), the flagship brand of ABS-CBN’s international arm ABS-CBN Global.

Launched in 2016, “Kapamilya Fun Day’s” initial foray featured international Filipino artists Queen of RnB Kyla and World Champion Jed Madela. Last year, it was Soul Diva Jaya and Unkabogable (unbeaten) Sidekick Negi turn to entertain Filipinos in the three cities of Australia.

Don’t miss the turn of events with Erik Santos and Jhai Ho in the upcoming “Kapamilya Fun Day” in Australia happening on today at the Greek Hall, Orthodox Church Grounds in Darwin City (92 Cavenagh St. Darwin City Northern Territory 08000), and on May 5 at the DiverCiti Centre in Brisbane (23 Foster St., Newmarket, Queensland 4051).

For tickets, visit http://bit.ly/AUKFD2018 or facebook.com/TFCAustralia. Each ticket is sold at AUD 40.

For more updates about TFC events, visit facebook.com/TFCAustralia. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC and KapamilyaGlobalPR on Twitter and Instagram.

Japanese Anime Feature Hit “KIMI NO NA WA (Your Name)” Now on iWant TV


“Kimi no Na wa” (“Your Name”), the animated Japanese romantic movie that has established a cult following across the globe is now on iWant TV to delight fans anew and give new audiences a chance to be enthralled by its peculiar love story.

The movie that is also known via its English title, “Your Name,” is the story of Mitsuha, an awkward, small town high school girl and Taki, a popular high school boy from Tokyo develop a strange friendship when they find themselves switching bodies with each other.

Mitsuha (thanks to Taki) becomes popular, and Taki (thanks to Mitsuha) develops a relationship with a schoolmate. As the two develop an unlikely and magical friendship, Mitsuha tells Taki about a comet rumored to pass by the earth.

One day, Taki wakes up in his own body and finds that he can’t get in touch with Mitsuha or switch bodies with her. He visits her hometown only to find out that their timelines are three years apart, and Mitsuha died when a comet fragment hit their town, which was destroyed in the incident.

Taki must find a way to switch bodies again to warn the town of the disaster, as he realizes he has feelings for her. Even as he succeeds in going back in time, their memories of each other start to fade. Will Taki and Mitsuha be able to save the town? And if they do, will their paths ever cross again?

Watch this cult-favorite movie loved by audiences around the world only on iWant TV this summer.

Viewers can watch anytime, anywhere by creating an account on iwantv.com.ph and by downloading the latest iWant TV App version from Google Play and the App Store. iWant TV is available to all ABS-CBNmobile, Smart, Sun, Talk ‘n Text, PLDT Home, Globe and TM subscribers. Visitiwantv.com.ph to access iWant TV’s content.

iWant TV is ABS-CBN’s over-the-top content platform exclusively available in the Philippines. It gives Kapamilya fans access to their favorite shows online, wherever they go at any time they want. Users can keep up with Kapamilya teleseryes, shows, actors, and have access to exclusive content, with iWant TV’s vast library of content, categorized and labelled conveniently.

Rapidly transitioning into a digital company, ABS-CBN leads all media networks in bringing its content online to address the change in the Filipinos’ viewing habits. Aside from radio and television, ABS-CBN has also become the leader in the local music, film, cable TV, and publishing industries and is also the pioneer of digital television in the country.

The Plan is Priceless in "Ocean's 8" Main Poster; Showing in PH Theaters on June 13


Warner Bros. Pictures has just revealed the main poster for its upcoming heist thriller “Oceans 8.”

Check out the one-sheet art below and watch “Ocean's 8” in Philippine cinemas June 13.

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross directs the film starring Oscar winner Sandra Bullock in the title role, alongside Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter.

Five years, eight months, 12 days...and counting. That’s how long Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) has been devising the biggest heist of her life.

She knows what it’s going to take - a team of the best in their field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller (Cate Blanchett). Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: jeweler Amita (Kaling); street con Constance (Awkwafina); expert fence Tammy (Paulson); hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna); and fashion designer Rose (Bonham Carter).

The target is a cool $150 million dollars in diamonds - diamonds that will be around the neck of world-famous actress Daphne Kluger (Hathaway), who will be centerstage at the event of the year, the Met Gala.

The plan is rock solid, but everything will need to be flawless if the team is going to get in and get away with the ice. All in plain sight.

“Ocean’s 8” also stars James Corden as an insurance investigator trying to put the pieces together, and Richard Armitage as Kluger’s unwitting date at the Gala.

Ross directs from a screenplay he wrote with Olivia Milch (upcoming “Dude”), with Steven Soderbergh and Jon Kilik producing, Michael Tadross, Susan Ekins, Sandra Bullock, Diana Alvarez and Bruce Berman executive producing, and Milch co-producing. Filming is taking place in and around New York City.

“Ocean’s 8” is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Myx TV GM Miguel Santos tapped to moderate The Television Academy’s “The State of Asian American Representation in Hollywood”


As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month kicks off this May, Myx TV, the leading English-language Asian American entertainment network, represents strongly with Myx TV General Manager and Executive Producer Miguel Santos set to moderate a huge talk event organized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences or The Television Academy – the organization that brings the Emmys to the world.

Come May 16, 2018 at 7pm at the Governors Room of the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California, Santos will moderate “The State of Asian American Representation in Hollywood”.

The featured panelists are Howard Meltzer, CSA, Showrunner/Writer Veena Sud, and Director/Showrunner Kulap Vilaysack. The talk is only open to Television Academy members.

In recent years, people have seen the first primetime Emmy wins for writers and performers of Asian descent with Riz Ahmed, Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang, and Archie Panjabi, and there are more performers of Asian descent on television than ever before. However, while there are increased on-camera opportunities for AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) performers, their storylines remain limited. There is a large representation gap behind the camera as well.

As the entire U.S. celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, panelists from across television platforms and professions will discuss the state of Asian American voices in the industry. The conversation will be centered on performers, storytellers, casting and where we go from here for better representation in television.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1946 - just one month after network television was born. It is a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunication arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunication industry.

The Television Academy, the only major organization devoted to the television and broadband screen entertainment industry, is made up of over 24,000 members, representing 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various other artisans, technicians and executives.

The Television Academy recognizes excellence through its many annual award programs:

The Primetime Emmy Awards, telecast prior to the fall television premiere season, is the flagship event for which the Television Academy is best known.

ABS-CBN's “Precious Hearts Romances Presents Araw Gabi” Beats GMA-7's "Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka"


Viewers nationwide warmly welcomed the start of ABS-CBN’s newest drama “Precious Hearts Romances presents Araw Gabi” on afternoon television and hit a national TV rating of 15.7% versus its rival program’s 13.5%, based on data from Kantar Media.

Aside from getting strong viewership, Precious Hearts Romances series’ comeback and JM De Guzman’s return to television opposite newest leading lady Barbie Imperial also conquered Twitter, with the show’s official hashtag #ArawGabiPagsibol trending nationwide.

JM’s acting is still impressive. He can pull of the troubled mysterious guy without being creepy. He does his role so well plus he is also handsome,” said @cessyloveJM.

Twitter user @garciabaeretto also commended JM’s performance and tweeted, “Slow clap for JM de Guzman. Nothing changed. As a matter of fact his acting improved. We are so proud of you @1migueldeguzman.

Meanwhile, @gianIndon shared “I think I'm in love with @1migueldeguzman and @barbieeimperial after watching #ArawGabiPagsibol. I never thought they will have a good chemistry just by watching the first episode.”

Not into teleseryes but I'm pretty sure #ArawGabi is gonna be an exception! The pilot episode was so ‘nakakakilig,’” @shineninay said.

The teleserye’s pilot telecast gave a peek to the lives of cheerful advertising manager, Mich (Barbie Imperial), and the very strict boss, Adrian (JM de Guzman). The two started on the wrong foot and continued when Adrian disapproved Mich’s proposal for his resort.

However, Mich did not lose hope and decided to improve her presentation by going to El Paraiso.

What awaits Michelle in El Paraiso? What will she discover about Adrian?

Don’t miss “Precious Hearts Romances presents Araw Gabi” weekdays after “Asintado” in ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold.

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

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