June 16, 2018

Iza Calzado and Martin Nievera Join ANC via Late Night Shows "State of the Art" and "LSS: The Martin Nievera Show"

Viewers of ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel will find more reasons to stay tuned to the channel with the launch of the “ANC-X” lifestyle block, featuring local and international shows that will satisfy their love for food, travel, fashion, and the arts.

Starting Sunday (June 17), late nights on ANC will light up with world-class lifestyle programs led by “State of the Art,” a first of its kind art show hosted by actress Iza Calzado that will debut on the country’s premier all-English cable news channel at 11 pm.  Iza will share the stories of our local artists as we experience a golden age in Philippine Art and Design in this visually seductive but relatable program.

On Monday (June 18), the “Concert King” of the Philippines Martin Nievera will make his late night TV comeback with a new show called “LSS: The Martin Nievera Show” at 10:30 pm. We see another side of Martin as he combines the serious and the light and the witty and the funny with the movers and shakers in society.

Other new programs debuting next week on the “ANC-X” block are international hits “The Art Show” airing on Tuesday (June 19) at 10:30 pm and “The Wine Show,” hosted by Matthew Goode and James Purefoy, taking the Friday, 10:30 pm slot starting June 22.

The launch of the “ANC-X” block marks the latest and biggest collaboration between ABS-CBN’s news and lifestyle ecosystems with the goal of providing ANC viewers with the right mix of news, business, and lifestyle content that they can watch on television or on their gadgets as they go about their professional and personal routines.

“While we specialize in serious undertaking like general news, government, business, our wall to wall political coverage, we also know that our audience also wants a break from all the serious stuff,” said ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs head and ANC managing director Ging Reyes during the launch of the block during an ANC-X on-ground event last May.

ABS-CBN Lifestyle Ecosystem head Paolo Pineda also revealed that they will also be launching the “ANC-X” website soon, to further bring ANC’s lifestyle content closer and more accessible to the country’s business and political leaders, who make up most of ANC’s viewership.

This will be the lifestyle and travel arm of the current ANC website. There will be published content related to international  travel, dining here and abroad, wines, watches, cars, and socially relevant content that will interest the modern, successful man,” he shared.

The “ANC-X” ON AIR block starts at 10:30 pm on weekdays and 10 pm on weekends. Also included in the line-up are original ANC productions “Executive Class” with David Celdran, travel and adventure show “Asian Air Safari” with Capt. Joy Roa, and urban lifestyle program “Green Living” and motoring show “Rev” both hosted by Paolo Abrera. Locally-produced fares such as the travelogue-cum-cooking show “Show Me the Market” with Chef JP Anglo and food expert Joel Binamira and magazine program “Beached” with  Maggie Wilson and Marc Nelson will also debut on “ANC-X” on ANC soon.

Watch ANC or ANC HD on cable television or online via www.iwantv.com.ph or www.skyondemand.com.ph. 

Stay updated on the news, follow @ancxph and @ANCalerts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram or visit news.abs-cbn.com/anc. 

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First Look: "Wonder Woman 1984" Movie Starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine

Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing an all-new foe: The Cheetah.  Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the Super Hero’s first outing, last summer’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office.  “Wonder Woman 1984” will also be helmed by acclaimed director Patty Jenkins, and star Gal Gadot in the title role.


As previously announced, the film also stars Kristen Wiig in the role of the Super-Villain The Cheetah, as well as Pedro Pascal.  And Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor.


Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Stephen Jones and Gal Gadot are producing the film.  Rebecca Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada are the executive producers.

Joining her behind the scenes are several members of Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman” team, including director of photography Matthew Jensen, Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (“Amélie”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“Topsy-Turvy”).  Oscar-nominated editor Richard Pearson (“United 93”) will cut the film.

Production will take place in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, Virginia, and in the UK, Spain and the Canary Islands.

Set to open in theaters November 1, 2019, “Wonder Woman 1984” is based on the character created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment.  It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

10 "Red Alert" Safety Tips for the Whole Family in Time for School

As the school year commences, safety becomes top priority for kids both inside and outside school grounds. Know what to do in case of harm and danger with practical tips from “Red Alert,” the Best TV Public Service Program in the 2018 KBP Golden Dove Awards.

1.    Report incidents to proper authorities. Whether they’re victims or witnesses to bullying, children should know how to report such incidents to their teachers and guidance counselors to avoid further injuries.

2.    Good values are learned at home. According to psychologists, discipline starts at home, and it’s important to explain to children that hurting others (both mentally and physically) is wrong.


3.    Don’t talk to strangers. The age-old rule still applies. Remind your children to stay away from people they don’t know to avoid modus operandi of kidnappers and thieves.

4.    Pick your kids up from school, arrange carpools, or have them walk with groups on the way home to avoid walking alone and falling easy prey to criminals.

5.    Pass familiar routes and avoid dark alleys to prevent getting lost and getting easily taken advantage of.


6.    Bring a pocket flashlight and whistle if you can’t avoid dark alleys.

7.    Avoid using a cellphone while walking to avoid pickpockets and thieves.


8.    When encountering petty thieves, avoid fighting back especially when alone. Prioritize your physical safety over your belongings.

9.     In case you become victim to crime, observe identifying marks on your assailant. Take note of their height, build, unusual features, and mode of transport to help investigation.


10. Report criminal incidents to police and notify your barangay so they can take swift action and investigate the incident.

For more tips to keep the family safe in times of emergency, watch “Red Alert” with 2018 KBP Golden Dove Awards Best TV Public Affairs Program host Jeff Canoy on Wednesdays at 9:30 PM on DZMM TeleRadyo and after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN to protect the whole family from different kinds of dangers. 

Watch it online on iwantv.com.ph or skyondemand.com.ph. Follow the program on Facebook at (@RedAlertABSCBN) and Twitter (@ABSCBNRedAlert). 

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41st Gaward Urian Winner: Balangiga, Abra, Joanna Ampil and Odette Khan

Underground hip hop film “Respeto” bested all films at the 41st Gawad Urian with four wins, including Best Actor for rapper Abra in its awards night held last Thursday (June 14) at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent in Quezon City.

Abra, who garnered his first lead acting award, thanked the music community for joining him in the film. “This would not be complete if not for my family from the hip hop community,” he said.

“Respeto” also earned Best Supporting Actor for Dido de la Paz, Best Editing for Lawrence Ang, and Best Sound for Corrine de San Jose.

The Best Picture award went to “Balangiga: Howling Wilderness,” the wartime drama set in 1901 featuring a child who flees town with his grandfather to escape a burn and kill order, produced by Achinette Villamor, Edong Canlas, and Khavn.

The musical “Ang Larawan” earned Best Production Design for Gino Gonzales and Best Actress for Joanna Ampil, while Odette Khan of “Bar Boys” won Best Supporting Actress.


Arnel Barbarona of “Tu Pug Imatuy,” who was hailed as Best Director, dedicated the award to the Lumads of Mindanao. “Their struggles are very much our struggles. If they lose their lands, we lose our identity,” he said in his acceptance speech.

Full list:  41st Gawad Urian winners
Best Film: “Balangiga: Howling Wilderness”
Best Actress: Joanna Ampil, “Ang Larawan”
Best Actor: Abra, “Respeto”
Best Director: Arnel Barbarona, “Tu Pug Imatuy”
Best Supporting Actress: Odette Khan, “Bar Boys”
Best Supporting Actor: Dido de la Paz, “Respeto”
Best Screenplay: Christopher Gozum, “Dapol Tan Payawar Na Tayug 1931”
Best Cinematography: Mycko David, “Neomanila”
Best Production Design: Gino Gonzales, “Ang Larawan
Best Editing: Lawrence Ang, “Respeto”.
Best Music: Khavn, “Balangiga: Howling Wilderness”
Best Sound: Corrine de San Jose, “Respeto”
Best Documentary: Victor Delotavo Tagaro and Toshihiko Uriu, “Yield”
Best Short Film: Kiri Dalena, “Gikan Sa Ngitngit Nga Kinailadman” (From the Dark Depths)
Natatanging Gawad Urian: Winston Raval (Vanishing Tribe)

This year’s Urian awards night highlighted original Filipino music (OPM) featuring songs from the films “Ang Larawan” performed by Rachel Alejandro and Joanna, “Changing Partners” sang by Klarisse de Guzman and Sandino Martin, and “Respeto” staged by Abra and Loonie. Darren Espanto, Jason Dy, and Janine Berdin also opened the show with an exciting OPM performance.

The Natatanging Gawad Urian award went to musician Winston Raval of Vanishing Tribe, a musical director, composer, and arranger who scored music for over 20 movies in four decades, including “Himala.”

“Kita Kita” stars Empoy Marquez and Alessandra de Rossi hosted the show with Butch Francisco, a member of the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino.

The winners were chosen by the Manunuri composed of reputable pillars in Philippine cinema led by its president Rolando Tolentino together with members Butch, Grace Javier Alfonso, Bienvenido Lumbera, Miguel Rapatan, Benilda Santos, Dr. Nicanor Tiongson, Tito Genova Valiente, Patrick Campos, Shirley Lua, and Gary Devilles.

Catch the replay of the 41st Gawad Urian on Cinema One (SkyCable ch. 56, Destiny Cable Digital Channel 56, and Destiny Analog Ch. 37) on Saturday (June 16) at 11pm. For more details, like Cinema One’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Cinema1channel).

June 15, 2018

Kim Chiu and RK Bagatsing Fight Over Custody of the Their Child on "Ipaglaban Mo" Anniversary Episode Shot in Korea

Kapamilya stars Kim Chiu and RK Bagatsing headed to South Korea to shoot the special anniversary episode of the hit legal drama “Ipaglaban Mo,” which airs this Saturday (June 16), featuring the case of ex-lovers fighting over their child’s custody.

Hazel (Kim) and Alvin (RK) are overseas Filipino workers in South Korea. They are a picture of happiness and love, with Alvin even promising to marry Hazel after they have saved enough money.

Things turn sour, however, when Hazel finds out that Alvin has been cheating on her.

After Alvin gets deported back to the Philippines because of a lapsed working visa, Hazel learns she is pregnant with his child. With no one else to turn to, she asks Alvin to take care of their child, with a promise to return for the kid.

Time passes by and Hazel, who is now married to Korean national Ji-hoo (Kyumin Moon), is ready to take her child back under her care. Unfortunately, Alvin refuses and resorts to legal measures to fight for the child’s custody.

Will Hazel ever get her child back? Whose side will the court take?


“Ipaglaban Mo” has been educating viewers about their rights for four years now since it started airing on ABS-CBN. The show even went out of its way of offering free legal advice to people every week via ABS-CBN’s Tulong Center.

Aside from the fourth year on air of its relaunch on ABS-CBN, “Ipaglaban Mo” also celebrates its 30th year as the longest-running legal drama on Philippine television.

Don’t miss the “Korea” episode of “Ipaglaban Mo,” directed by Raymund Ocampo, this Saturday (June 16) after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN.

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June 13, 2018

Pixar Animator Unveils "Incredible" Family Portraits of Teams Dantes, Kramer and Belo-Kho

Disney-Pixar's “Incredibles 2” held its Philippine premiere June 11 at the SM Aura IMAX Cinema, heralding the return of the beloved Parr brood of superheroes.


Adjunct to the premiere was the unveiling of family portraits created by Pixar animator Bryn Imagire who flew in from the US to for the film's Manila launch. Credited as the Shading Art Director of “Incredibles 2,” Imagire interpreted the Dantes (Dingdong, Marian Rivera & daughter Zia), Kramer (Doug, Cheska and children Kendra, Scarlett & Gavin) and Belo-Kho (Vicky, Hayden and daughter Scarlet) families as “Incredible” supers.

All three families attended the big reveal, visibly delighted by their portraits.

In his Instagram post after the event, Dingdong Dantes wrote, “Many thanks to Bryn Imagire... [S]he made us her own interpretation of a Dantes Incredibles family portrait! What an honor and privilege!

For his part, Doug Kramer shared, “What an honor it was to be one of the 3 families that Ms Bryn Imagire sketched through the #Incredibles2 theme here in the Philippines!

Not to be outdone, Vicky Belo raved “How incredible is this version of our family portrait by Bryn Imagire! Thank you Bryn, its such an honor to be immortalized by you!

The “Incredible” family portraits are currently on public display at the SM Aura Atrium.

"Incredibles 2” opens in Philippine cinemas nationwide on Thursday, June 14, 2018. Join the conversation online by using the hashtags #Incredibles2 and #IAmIncrediblePH


In “Incredibles 2,” Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.

Written and directed by Brad Bird (“Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles,” “Tomorrowland”) and Nicole Grindle (“Sanjay’s Super Team” short, “Toy Story 3” associate producer), Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” busts into theaters on June 14, 2018.




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