Friday, May 25, 2018

8 Vacation Essentials on Your Next Out of Town Trip


Packing light is always a challenge for travelers even if the prospects of lugging bags filled with non-essentials is already daunting. Nonetheless, many succumb to the temptation. The trick to avoid over-packing is packing smart – choosing items that you need and can make your travel hassle-free.

 With the summer season in full swing, be sure to hit the road with these must-haves:

1. COMFY NEUTRAL-COLORED SHOES
 

Make sure to include on your list a pair of comfortable shoes that’s slightly on the neutral spectrum so that they can match with any outfit on your trip. Travelling entails a lot of walking so better pick a pair that you can wear all day.

2. WATERPROOF PHONE CASE

In this day and age of IG Stories, SLRs are nearly a thing of the past—unless you’re a photo journalist - smartphones come in handy when documenting your travel memories both in land and in water. But you don’t want your phone dipping into water and getting damaged. Don’t forget to protect your phone while on vacation with a waterproof case to avert any crisis.

3. PORTABLE UMBRELLA
 

Chuck the extra pieces of accessories or shirts for a handy umbrella with you just in case the clouds turn gray and surprises you with a rain shower. Mr. Sun is not always out in the summer so it’s best to carry a foldable one.

4. POWERBANK
 

A phone with a dead battery is as good as dead weight. But no need to carry extra batteries or being stressed to locate a coffee shop with outlets to recharge because you can do yourself a favor with a powerbank that fits right in your bag.

5. BASIC MEDS
 

Make space in a pocket for a few pieces of basic meds, because health issues are a possibility when you’re bound for the great outdoors. Add to your travel must-haves a kit that contains basic medicines including remedies for muscle pains, allergies, headaches, and upset-stomach.

6. A TRUSTY BACKPACK
 

Keep your belongings safe and organized with a backpack that can fit all your travel essentials without being too stuffy. Unlike other kinds of bags, a backpack is perfect for a no-frills travel experience.

7. A LIGHTWEIGHT SCARF
 

Since you only brought a few pieces of clothing, you might feel challenged with the idea of looking drab so you could throw in a scarf or two so you can look far from plain, especially with the many opportunities for an OOTD shoot. 

8. PORTABLE ENTERTAINMENT
 

Beat the #FOMO on TV series that you’re religiously watching while on vacation by downloading the upgraded SKY On Demand app, an exclusive online streaming service for SKY subscribers. With the mobile app developed by SKY, you’ll never have to miss out on your favorite TV series again since you can just stream TV channels –whether livestream or on-demand –using any internet provider for free. Plus, the SKY On Demand library also features pay-per-view movies that you can watch while you’re on the road.

Enjoy the best summer trip with travel essentials and entertainment on the go with SKY On Demand.

Launched in 2015, SKY On Demand is a multiscreen online video service that allows SKY subscribers who have a SKYcable account to stream cable TV shows, live TV, and movies on any gadget anytime, anywhere for free. Visit mysky.com.ph/skyondemand for more information. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

Kojie•san Sunblock Sun Patrol: Letting You Have Fun in the Sun Without Skin Damage


The summer heat is on full effect! Time to get out there, get that golden tan in your most stunning summer threads, and sit back with a nice cold refreshing beverage in hand. Pretty sight, isn't it?

However, while the sun, sea, sand, and breeze collectively paint an amazing imagery of summer, one could also imagine how these elements can damage the skin when exposed without protection.

Have you ever stepped outdoors without any sun protection? You'd be surprised a lot of people are guilty of this. While we all dread the signs of aging, most of us don't make an effort to be kind to our skin.

Some might say they actually protect their skin by using sunblock. But probably the important question to ask are:

Are you doing enough and are you doing it right?

Have you ever gone out of the house without an SPF of at least 30? 

Do you apply sun protection only on your face and neglect the other exposed parts of your body?

Do you forget to reapply sunscreen every two hours? 

Do you apply less than a pea- sized amount of sunblock on your face?

If you answered YES to these, then you are committing serious violations against your skin.

Better be on the lookout then because The Kojie•san Sunblock Sun Patrol is watching to see if you commit more skin care violations and they could make a Citizen’s Arrest! Before they get to you though, you've got to make sure you know a couple of things.

A variety of factors can cause damage to your skin but the biggest culprit is sun exposure! The sun’s ultraviolet rays break down collagen and elastin, making the skin rough and uneven.These rays also affect the melanocytes, which have something to do with the skin’s pigmentation.

What’s worse is that when your skin ages prematurely due to unprotected sun exposure - you can get wrinkles, brown spots and even skin cancer!

What can you do to prevent this?

Stay out of the sun during the middle of the day when the sun’s rays are strongest, wear protective clothing such as hats and umbrellas and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, which protect against both UVA and UVB rays, with a sun protection factor of 30 or higher. And yes, before the Kojie•san Sun Patrol makes another Citizen’s Arrest - don’t forget to reapply every two hours for maximum protection.

Kojie•san Sunblock is the only sun care brand in the Philippines with Sunactyl, which helps relieve and repair skin from sun damages caused by sun exposure. Sunactyl protects the skin against UVA and UVB damage through the glutathione system. It also fights UV-stress and heat-stress.

The products include Kojie•san Sunblock SPF 69 PA+++; Kojie•san Sunblock Face SPF 50 PA+++; Kojie•san Sunscreen SPF 55 PA+++ with Lightening; Kojie•san Sunblock Sport SPF 50 PA+++; Kojie•san Before Sunspray SPF 50; Kojie•san After Sunspray and Kojie•san Kids SPF 30 and SPF 50.





All Kojie•san Sunblock products have broad-spectrum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays to prevent sunburn and premature skin aging.

So don’t be afraid to go out in the sun and enjoy the beach and indulge in other outdoor activities. But make sure to slather on your Kojie•san Sunblock because the Kojie•san Sun Patrol is ready to make a Citizen’s Arrest anytime you commit a skin crime.

If you want to know more about this, go to the @kojiesansunblockph Facebook page.

Clothing Brand BUM Collaborates with PEPSI for a Limited Edition Merchandise Collection


One of the world’s most iconic and recognized consumer brands globally - Pepsi is partnering with one of the hottest local streetwear brands in the country - BUM for a limited edition of merchandise and is dubbed as the ‘BUM x Pepsi Capsule Collection’.

It will be the first-ever for this global brand to tie up with a retail clothing line to expand its territories by having t-shirts, hoodies, jogger pants, shorts, caps, shorts and bags that bear with both brands’ identifiable elements like the colors red, white and blue. Its designs are inspired from the vintage and Retro look of Pepsi.

 


Back in the 80’s, the global brand has its tagline line ‘The Choice of a New Generation’, this very well fit the taste of the millennials and they embrace the fast-paced, changing times, which is very evident in technological advancement like social media.

Fashion has also been influenced by how these generations behave in society these days especially when it comes to idealism, individuality and living life to the fullest.

In the meantime, check out the ‘BUM x Pepsi’ announcement on their collaboration via Instagram post (https://www.instagram.com/p/BiNSn53l9Mv) as well as some teasers on @officialbumph.

SWS and Pulse Asia: Over Half of Metro Manila Homes Already on Digital Terrestrial TV


More than half of the total number of homes in Metro Manila are watching television via digital terrestrial television (DTT), according to the latest surveys conducted by Pulse Asia and SWS.

Pulse Asia and SWS both conducted surveys in March, which showed, respectively, that 51% and 56% of Metro Manila homes own a DTT box, which gives a better TV viewing experience and more choices in terms of programs and channels.

The Pulse Asia and SWS surveys also found, respectively, that 16% and 17% of households nationwide have a DTT box.

The results from the polling firms show that more and more consumers are making the big switch from analog to DTT, as ABS-CBN reports it has sold a cumulative total of five million ABS-CBN TVplus boxes as of May 3.

ABS-CBN Tvplus, which was launched in 2015, enables viewers to enjoy clearer picture and audio quality, affordable pay-per-view services, and free exclusive channels without any monthly and installation fee.

With the robust sales of ABS-CBN TVplus driving the rise in DTT penetration, ABS-CBN is ahead of other broadcast companies in supporting the government’s mandate for the full shift from analog to DTT by 2023.

Since its launch three years ago, ABS-CBN TVplus has expanded its signal coverage in the country to reach residents in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Rizal, Laguna, Pampanga, Tarlac, Benguet, Cavite, Metro Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, Iloilo, Bacolod, and Davao.

While ABS-CBN TVplus’ latest milestone indicates that more Filipinos are eager to enjoy its life-changing benefits, it also means that viewers are enjoying ABS-CBN TVplus’ program offerings, translating into higher viewership for two of its exclusive channels.

CineMo, the first-ever all-day movie channel to air on ABS-CBN TVplus, is now the third most watched channel in Metro Manila with an average audience share of 7% for the month of April, according to data from Kantar Media covering urban and rural homes.

Like CineMo, ABS-CBN TVplus’ all-day children’s entertainment channel YeY! has also gained a solid following as the fourth most watched channel in Metro Manila with an average audience share of 5%.

Kantar Media is a leading television (TV) audience measurement provider with capabilities in gathering TV viewing data in both digital and analog platforms. It is a multinational market research group that specializes in audience measurement in more than 80 countries, has 26 TV networks, ad agencies, and pan-regional networks subscribing to its ratings services.

Winners Announced for the "2018 Billboard Music Awards" on Bue Ant Entertainment


The “2018 Billboard Music Awards,” hosted by “The Voice” coach, Kelly Clarkson, was an emotional and celebratory night of nostalgic and one-of-a-kind musical performances and touching moments all to celebrate this year’s biggest and best in music! This year’s show aired live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, 21 May, on Blue Ant Entertainment.

Kendrick Lamar and Ed Sheeran were the night’s big winners, receiving six awards each. Lamar received Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Male Artist, Top Rap Album, Top Streaming Artist and Top Streaming Song (Audio). Accepting his awards all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Sheeran took home Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Radio Songs Artist and Top Radio Song. Bruno Mars, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber follow close behind, winning five awards each. Mars took home awards for Top R&B Artist, Top R&B Male Artist, Top R&B Tour, Top R&B Album and Top R&B Song. For “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber won for Top Hot 100 Song, Top Collaboration, Top Selling Song, Top Latin Song, Top Streaming Song (Audio) and Top Streaming Song (Video).

Other multi-category winners include: Imagine Dragons (Top Duo/Group, Top Rock Artist, Top Rock Album, Top Rock Song); Chris Stapleton (Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album); The Chainsmokers (Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Top Dance/Electronic Album, Top Dance/Electronic Song); Taylor Swift (Top Female Artist and Top Selling Album); Tasha Cobbs Leonard (Top Gospel Artist and Top Gospel Album); Ozuna (Top Latin Artist and Top Latin Album); and U2 (Top Touring Artist and Top Rock Tour).

The two fan-voted award winners were BTS for Top Social Artist and Camila Cabello for Billboard Chart Achievement Award.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards full list of winners:

ARTIST AWARDS
ICON Award: Janet Jackson
Top Artist: Ed Sheeran
Top New Artist: Khalid
Billboard Chart Achievement Award:Camila Cabello
Top Male Artist: Ed Sheeran
Top Female Artist: Taylor Swift
Top Duo/Group: Imagine Dragons
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Drake
Top Hot 100 Artist: Ed Sheeran
Top Streaming Songs Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Top Song Sales Artist: Ed Sheeran
Top Radio Songs Artist: Ed Sheeran
Top Social Artist: BTS
Top Touring Artist: U2
Top R&B Artist: Bruno Mars
Top R&B Male Artist: Bruno Mars
Top R&B Female Artist: SZA
Top R&B Tour: Bruno Mars

Top Rap Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Top Rap Male Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Top Rap Female Artist: Cardi B
Top Rap Tour: JAY-Z
Top Country Artist: Chris Stapleton
Top Country Male Artist: Chris Stapleton
Top Country Female Artist: Maren Morris
Top Country Duo/Group Artist: Florida Georgia Line
Top Country Tour: Luke Bryan
Top Rock Artist: Imagine Dragons
Top Rock Tour: U2
Top Latin Artist: Ozuna
Top Dance/Electronic Artist: The Chainsmokers
Top Christian Artist: MercyMe
Top Gospel Artist: Tasha Cobbs Leonard

ALBUM AWARDS
Top Billboard 200 Album: Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”
Top Selling Album: Taylor Swift “reputation”
Top Soundtrack: “Moana”
Top R&B Album: Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
Top Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.”
Top Country Album: Chris Stapleton “From A Room: Volume 1”

Top Rock Album: Imagine Dragons “Evolve”
Top Latin Album: Ozuna “Odisea”
Top Dance/Electronic Album: The Chainsmokers “Memories…Do Not Open”
Top Christian Album: Alan Jackson “Precious Memories Collection”
Top Gospel Album: Tasha Cobbs Leonard “Heart. Passion. Pursuit.”

SONG AWARDS
Top Hot 100 Song: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito”
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”
Top Streaming Song (Video): Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito”
Top Selling Song: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito”
Top Radio Song: Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”
Top Collaboration: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito”
Top R&B Song: Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”
Top Rap Song: Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”
Top Country Song: Sam Hunt “Body Like A Back Road”
Top Rock Song: Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Top Latin Song: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber “Despacito”
Top Dance/Electronic Song: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay “Something Just Like This”
Top Christian Song: Hillsong Worship “What A Beautiful Name”
Top Gospel Song: J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise “You Deserve It”

The show had special moments, catering to audiences of all ages. Perhaps the most memorable was a medley from ICON Award recipient Janet Jackson, who electrified the stage with a performance of some of her biggest hits including “If” and “Nasty.”

Ariana Grande opened the show with a rousing performance of her new hit single “No Tears Left to Cry.” Host Kelly Clarkson took the stage next, welcoming the audience in the arena and at home to what was sure to be an unforgettable night and was joined on stage by the famous Las Vegas entertainers.

Dua Lipa delivered a visually entertaining performance of her single “New Rules,” which featured a stage full of dancers and a giant flamingo. Jennifer Lopez and DJ Khaled fired up the stage with their new collaboration, “Dinero,” while new dad John Legend had the audience grooving to “A Good Night.”

Khalid pulled double duty, first performing with Normani for his song “Love Lies” and returning to the stage for an emotional duet of “Youth” alongside Shawn Mendes and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Show Choir from Parkland. Prior to being joined by Khalid, Mendes took the stage to sing his new pop hit “In My Blood.”

Ed Sheeran gave a special performance of “Galway Girl,” appropriately coming to viewers from Galway.

 

The Chainsmokers and Halsey delivered touching remarks in memory of the late DJ, Avicii, who passed away earlier this year.

Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato brought the house down with the show-stopping world television debut of Aguilera’s empowering new song “Fall In Line.”

The evening featured more memorable group performance including Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey with their catchy single “The Middle,” Macklemore featuring Kesha on his song “Good Old Days,” and Pharrell Williams and Camila Cabello on “Sangria Wine,” before Cabello performed solo on her fan- favorite hit “Havana.”

Host Kelly Clarkson took a break from her duties to show off her impressive pipes with a single from her new album, “Whole Lotta Woman.”

Global music stars BTS performed the world television premiere of their new single “Fake Love” from their recently released album “Love Yourself: Tear” and were nearly drowned out by the sounds of their fans screaming.

The show closed with a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue, who joined together to perform legendary hit songs “Shoop,” “Let’s Talk About Sex,” “Push It,” and “Whatta Man.”

Presenters throughout the evening included Hailey Baldwin, Tyra Banks, Alison Brie, The Chainsmokers, Ciara, Andy Cohen, Simon Cowell, Darren Criss, Halsey, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Justin Hartley and Chrissy Metz, Nick Jonas and Mustard, Chloe Kim, Mila Kunis, Padma Lakshmi, Des Linden, Julia Michaels, French Montana, NE-YO, Derek Hough and Jenna Dewan, Bebe Rexha, Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson, Grace VanderWaal and Rebel Wilson.

“Billboard Music Awards” nominees and winners 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 awards are based on the chart 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.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow Blue Ant Entertainment on facebook.com/BlueAntEntertainment, @BlueAntEntertainment on Instagram, and @BlueAntEnt on Twitter.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards aired LIVE on Blue Ant Entertainment with encores on the following dates:

Friday, 25 May – 12:25 A.M.; 4:25 P.M.
Saturday, 26 May – 10:25 A.M.
Sunday, 27 May – 2:40 P.M.

Blue Ant Entertainment is available on SKYcable channels 53 (SD) and 196 (HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Destiny Cable channel 53, and Cablelink channels 37 (SD) and 313 (HD).

Migz Haleco Launches "Pag Ika'y Nagmahal" Music Video Today at PuNta Resto Bar in Mandaluyong City


Star Music artist Migz Haleco is set to launch his much-awaited music video for his acoustic pop single “’Pag Ika’y Nagmahal” this Friday (May 25) at PuNta Resto Bar in Mandaluyong City. 

The song is part of Migz’s first solo album entitled “This,” now available in digital stores. 

Joining the “ASAP” Jambayan singer in the show is rock band St. Wolf as special guest. Tickets are priced at P300 inclusive of an album copy and one drink. 

Don’t miss the “’Pag Ika’y Nagmahal” music video launch this Friday. 

For more details, visit starmusic.ph, like Star Music on facebook.com/starmusicph, and follow it on Twitter and Instagram @ StarMusicPH.

Netflix Reveals First Look and Launch Date for "DISENCHANTMENT"



From the mind of Matt Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama) comes adult animated comedy fantasy series Disenchantment, with 10 episodes launching on Netflix, 17 August 2018.

In Disenchantment, viewers will be whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they will follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. Along the way, the oddball trio will encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools. 


The series will feature the voice talents of Abbi Jacobson (“Bean”), Nat Faxon (“Elfo”) and Eric Andre (“Luci”), along with John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Matt Berry, Jeny Batten, Rich Fulcher, Noel Fielding, and Lucy Montgomery. Animation is being done by Rough Draft Studios (Futurama).


Disenchantment is produced by The ULULU Company for Netflix, with Matt Groening and Josh Weinstein (The Simpsons, Futurama) serving as executive producers.

Let the medieval misadventure begin.


For more updates, click http://netflix.com/disenchantment.

Or visit Disenchantment social media sites:

Asian Americans Call for a Movement To Represent in Hollywood


Myx TV joins speakers at the Television Academy’s talk on “The State of Asian American Representation in Hollywood” in advocating for inclusion and diversity in mainstream entertainment

The statement as reported by Variety from Veena Sud, the creator of the AMC American crime drama TV series, “The Killing”, whose premiere ranked as the second-highest original series premiere for AMC, was as realistic as it could get:

As a showrunner, I can pitch any story, but if it doesn’t sell it doesn’t get on the air. So I can go ahead and pitch every Filipino [or] Indian story known on the face of the Earth, but if it doesn’t sell, it doesn’t matter. And so there is a radical sea-change necessary, not only in our group represented here but in the entire industry,” Sud said.

This Asian American Heritage Month, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences or The Television Academy – the organization that brings the Emmys to the world – organized a timely talk that provided a voice for the valid concerns and sentiments of the likes of Sud, a well-known Asian American showrunner and writer in Hollywood.

Myx TV, the leading English-language Asian American entertainment network, represented at this critical discussion with Myx TV General Manager and Executive Producer Miguel Santos moderating the event which was held at the Governors Room of the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.

Joining Santos and Sud in the panel are casting agent Howard Meltzer, CSA, director/showrunner Kulap Vilaysack of “Bajillion Dollar Propertie$” formerly on NBCUniversal’s Seeso network and now on Amazon, and co-host Jeannie Mai of the talk show, “The Real” on Fox.

WE NEED TO UNITE; OUR VOICE NEEDS TO BE LOUD

In the same story from Variety, Sud added: “[We can’t lose] sight that this has to be a movement. We can knock on the door until our hands fall off, but if those shows are not being greenlit and those writers are not being hired [nothing will change].”

Mai, for her part, said that the way she does it – and advises others to do it – is to be loud and aggressive about having her voice heard and going for what she wants.

One time I was at an event with Eva Longoria, and she has done an amazing amount of work for her community through her organizations,” Mai said, noting that although she, too, tries to bring the Asian community together, she finds that they tend to isolate and segregate themselves, “with Koreans hanging out with Koreans, Indians hanging out together, Vietnamese hanging out together.”

Mai asked Longoria how she got everyone to come together to show support for each other, “and she said, ‘Girl, my people are just loud,'” Mai recalled.

I applaud the African-Americans and the Latin Americans right now. They’re so good at being vocal and being prominent about what the problem is,” Mai continued. “As much as we can speak up here, it’s not a noise. And this helps, but it needs to be amplified.

WE ARE ONE BUT NOT THE SAME

Meltzer – a casting director working mostly in television comedies -- was quoted by Variety that he is just looking for “the funniest person,” regardless of ethnicity. But he has been fortunate that he has had relationships with network, primarily the Disney Channel, that champions such race-blind casting.

Vilaysack has had experience both in front of and behind the camera, and she acknowledged a trend of getting a lot of auditions for “quirky” roles that were written to be Asian.

I looked around [in the waiting room] and I saw diversity, but on the casting side I knew that people just saw us all the same, and I think that’s a mistake,” Vilaysack said.

Sud added that the “specificity of each of our stories and where we come from — not only our ethnicity but where we grew up, our friends, how we fall in love” is so interesting, yet there are still few chances to explore it on-screen.

I feel sometimes so frustrated because it’s like the rest of America is more advanced than what we see on our screen,” Sud added.

CHANGE AND HOPE ON THE HORIZON

A step toward that change, Sud suggested, would be an Asian-American committee inside the Television Academy — an opportunity for the community to get together as a group talk about the issues they face and the change they want to see.

And Sud believes the fact that there is more real estate now, thanks to such digital platforms, is what will allow for the most change.

Now instead of the stranglehold of yesteryear of three channels or 10 channels — such small real estate that it’s selfishly guarded and protected to just say a few stories that appeal to the broadest audience possible, now with streaming we’re seeing the possibility. We’re seeing it opening. So right now I think our responsibilities as people behind the camera, in front of the camera, as people in the Academy who have the power is to continue these conversations and really press into this issue,” Sud said.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

“Inday Will Always Love You” Beats Kapamilya Primetime Show on its Pilot Episode


It was indeed a "bonggang" pilot airing for Inday Will Always Love You (IWALY) as the latest rom-com series on GMA Network's primetime block beat its rival program and dominated social media during its debut last Monday, May 21.

The GMA News and Public Affairs-produced series that highlights the unique beauty and rich culture of Cebu recorded a 42 percent overnight people share according to Nielsen Philippines TAM's National Urban Philippines data. IWALY's counterpart show, ABS-CBN's Since I Found You, only managed to get 34.8 percent.


Viewers and netizens alike cannot help but be captivated by the bubbly and positive attitude of Happylou Magtibay, played by award-winning Kapuso actress Barbie Forteza. 

Online, IWALY also made a buzz with the hashtag #IWALYBonggangPilot landing on the top spot of the trending topics in the Philippines which ran hours before the actual airing until morning the next day.

Praising Barbie’s character, a netizen with Twitter handle @archie_live said: “Ang lakas maka good vibes ni Happylou. Think positive lang!” Meanwhile, @reighnismsaid commended Barbie’s acting skills. “I thought this will be another trashy serye pero IT IS NOT! Barbie Forteza has grown a lot. Galing!”

Another netizen, @raziealbano, expressed her appreciation of the new romcom series: “This is the type of serye na masarap imarathon ng paulet ulet in the future”. @CaroleDevera said: “Ang saya ng #IWALYBonggangPilot maraming matutulog ng may ngiti sa mga labi,” while @Jan_RBLX, commented: “I LIKE #IWALYBonggangPilot Happylou is so cuuuuute!!! At palaban!!!Pati lechon is so cute!!!” 

Fans of the Derrick Monasterio and Barbie love team (DerBie) were quick to share their happiness over the return of their favorite on-screen couple. “DerBie is back,” said Twitter user @dealwthERICA while @jennelynsamolde quipped: “First sulyap is soooo kilig. Why @derrickleander why?” 

At the same time, netizens found themselves craving for Cebu’s famous lechon which plays an integral part in the series since HappyLou works in a lechon store. 

“My mom will love this, she likes to eat lechon,” said @donnalee2010 while @korinhatesyou could not help but tweet: “i want to eat lechon din tuloy my goood (sic).”

They also commended the other actors who appeared on the pilot airing such as Ricky Davao, Manilyn Reynes, Nova Villa, Gladys Reyes, Kim Rodriguez, Buboy Villar, Liz Liz Simon, and Fliptop Artists Mzhayt and Price Tagg. 

There is much to look forward to as more characters are introduced in the coming episodes. These include Tina Paner, Juancho Trivino, Super Tekla, Charisse and Charlotte Hermoso, and Kimpoy Feliciano.

‘Inday Will Always Love You’ airs weeknights after Kambal, Karibal on GMA Telebabad. 

Kapuso viewers abroad can also catch ‘Inday Will Always Love You’ on GMA Pinoy TV. For the program guide, visit www.gmapinoytv.com.
 

Birthday Girl and Cosmo Cover Girl Julie Anne San Jose Topbills Kapuso Series “My Guitar Princess,” Releases New Song “Tayong Dalawa”


Asia's Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose marks May as her territory for having back-to-back surprises for her fans.

Julie graced the last print cover of Cosmopolitan magazine, where she bares all her thoughts on her new music, her inspirations, and plans on her future.


Daytime drama program 'My Guitar Princess' was also launched this month, where she stars as Celina, an aspiring singer who hides her identity in order to reach her dreams. She enjoys filming with co-stars Gil Cuerva and Kiko Estrada, who play as her leading men.

Last May 17, she celebrated her birthday with her closest friends and family. Julie also prepared a birthday performance on Sunday PinaSaya, where she was cheered on by her closest showbiz friends.


In a prior interview, Julie shared how thankful she is for the overwhelming reception of her most recent single 'Nothing Left.'

Following this, fans will have another single to look forward to this June as she releases 'Tayong Dalawa,' her third single under Universal Records. This will be included in her upcoming EP, which will be released on June 29.

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