August 18, 2018

Kris Bernal Opens Up About “Mag-asawa, Magkaribal,” “House of Gogi,” and Cruelty-Free Lipstick “She”

Kapuso prime actress Kris Bernal is all set to face a new challenge of portraying a pivotal character in GMA's upcoming series, "Mag-asawa, Magkaribal."

"I did my research, at tinanong ko kaagad ang writers kung paano ang atake nila sa kwentong ito. It's never been heard of or been done on Philippine TV kaya mas excited akong gawin ito," Kris shared.

She added, "This story will offer a new perspective to our Kapuso viewers, and I am excited to work on this project. I will be with Thea Tolentino, whom I truly adore, at excited na akong makasama siya rito. I know she's a terrific actress, kaya inaabangan ko ang matututunan ko sa kanya." 

Being one of GMA Network's prized artists, Kris continues to explore the different facets of her talent as an actress. Her most notable roles include Andy in the Network's Philippine adaptation of the Korean drama "Coffee Prince"; the lead role of Tinay with intellectual disability in "Little Nanay"; and her first dual role as Nimfa/Rosette in the top-rating Afternoon Prime drama series "Impostora". 

The versatile Kapuso actress is now also included in the long line of female celebrities to launch their own businesses.

Kris shared her passion, "I am an entrepreneur by heart. I want to have my own business where I can tap my creativity. Gusto ko kasing maging inspiration sa mga kapwa ko artista to invest their earnings. More than that, I also want to create jobs for other people."

She recently openend "House of Gogi," a Korean barbeque restaurant at Dapitan 55 Lifestyle Complex in Banawe, Quezon City.

Apart from her food business venture, Kris also revealed that she is working on all-natural and cruelty-free lipstick line called SHE that will be launched soon.

Constance Wu and Henry Golding Steal Your Hearts in “Crazy Rich Asian”

Warner Bros.' new romantic comedy "Crazy Rich Asians" takes a fun, engaging and hilarious look at what can happen when young love collides with old money.


Singapore's favorite son, Nick Young (Henry Golding), proudly brings his beautiful and successful New Yorker girlfriend Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) home for a meet-and-greet, but the family dynamics aren't quite what she expects.  For Rachel, what starts as a dream romantic holiday with the man she adores becomes a battle to remain true to herself and her roots, while holding her own against picture-perfect backstabbing rivals and a prospective mother-in-law who thinks this modern American girl will never measure up. 


Set in Singapore and featuring the first all-Asian ensemble in a contemporary Hollywood film in 25 years, the story mines humor from the idiosyncrasies of one family in a way that people everywhere can relate to—no matter who they are, how much money they have, or where they call home.  It taps into the fundamental desire to fit in, while honoring your own identity, in an era of blending—and sometimes clashing—cultures.  


As Rachel's friend tries to warn her: these people aren't just rich.  They're crazy-rich.  And that's just the tip of the iceberg.


Constance Wu, who stars as the intrepid Rachel, describes her as "a college professor raised by a working-class, single mom.  For many people, that's a point of pride, but not for the Youngs.  Their pride comes from legacy.  I don't think the story says one value system is better than the other, but shows those cultural differences and the differences between Asian and Asian-American, that are often overlooked.  What I love about Rachel is that when things get tough she has the courage to follow her heart and forge her own path, in ways that are tested, but, ultimately, make up who she is."  


It's a test for Nick, too, even though he knows what's coming.  "Having decided that Rachel is the one, he first has to get over the speed bump of bringing her home," says Henry Golding, making his feature film debut as Nick.  "He's afraid if she sees how he was brought up, she might think he's not the guy she fell in love with.  Also, once home, he sees more clearly the forces conspiring to tear them apart and how standing his ground will affect them both."


At its core, "Crazy Rich Asians" is a love story…a kind of savvy Cinderella tale, complete with a charming prince, a magnificent castle, and a battle of wills between two strong women determined to write their own ending.   "I definitely see this as a modern-day, aspirational fairytale," states Chu.  "Rachel is our princess-warrior, and this is her journey to discover who she is—an American girl on her first trip to Asia, who comes away with a deeper appreciation not only of her past, but of her future."


"Rachel is the way in for audiences," says Wu.  "We see everything through her eyes.  She's living a regular life, meeting her boyfriend for karaoke, et cetera, after work.  Everything she has she has earned through hard work, and she's remained humble and appreciative.  So, when she's thrown into this world of wealth unlike anything she's ever known, it's hard to fathom. Rich is something many of us have seen before: rich means you can buy whatever you want.  Wealth means you can buy whatever you want and you control the market." 


On the plus side, Wu points out, "Rachel and Nick really love each other.  Love transcends class and culture and logic.  When someone's your person, you know it, and that's what Rachel and Nick are to each other."


But will that be enough?  


In Philippine cinemas August 22, "Crazy Rich Asians" is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Entertainment Company.

After Her Sold-out Manila Concert, Maymay Entrata Takes “The Dream Tour” to Baguio and Cebu


Maymay Entrata, the MOR Pinoy Music Awards 2018 Song Of The Year winner for "Shanawa," is taking Baguio and Cebu by storm on September 14 and October 19, respectively, for the continuation of the highly anticipated "The Dream Tour Maymay in Concert" series. 


Maymay's sold-out concert, her first-ever solo major show held last February 23 at the Kia Theatre, led the singer-actress to "The Dream Tour," a Star Events production which commenced at Imus Sports Complex in Cavite last April 13.


The "Wansapanataym Presents: Ikaw ang GHOSTo Ko" star will be performing at the University of Baguio with her special guests—heartthrob performers Edward Barber, Zeus Collins, Migz Haleco, and Marlo Mortel.


Her onscreen partner, Edward, will also be joining Maymay in the tour's Cebu leg to be held at Hoops Dome Arena, Lapu-Lapu City.


Fans will get to catch the 2017 Eduk Circle Awards' Best Novelty Singer of the Year perform her hit songs such as "Kabaduyan," "Toinks," "Baliw," and "Shanawa."


After being hailed as the big winner in "Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7," Maymay has consistently topped radio charts with tracks from her self-titled debut album produced under Star Music's record sublabel, Star Pop. It reached platinum status just a few months after its release.


"The Dream Tour Maymay in Concert" happens in Baguio and Cebu on September 14 and October 19, respectively, at 8 PM. Grab your tickets now at SM Tickets or call 4702222. For more details, follow Star Music on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @StarMusicPH.

Gretchen Ho Named “Happinews” Ambassador of “The Happinews Project”


Over a hundred students turned a rainy Friday night into a bright and sunny one as they listened to inspiring talks on positivity and kindness in the launch of "The Happinews Project" at the University of the Philippines (UP) Bahay ng Alumni in UP Diliman.


"The Happinews Project," is a movement that encourages Filipinos to post and share positive stories on social media as a way to counter the bad news and negativity that proliferate online. Currently, over a thousand people have joined the Facebook group of The Happinews Project, which will also go to the University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern University to spread the good vibes to more people. 


Fresh from her London trip, "Happinews" ambassador Gretchen Ho recounted how losing her bag in a foreign land and being locked out of the place she was staying in actually led to good things.


"I lost my belongings but I also witnessed first-hand the kindness of Filipinos who volunteered to help me. Even if what happened to me was bad, there was still a better side to the story," she said.


Gretchen added that it is "happy news" like this that should circulate more on social media. 


"We should share more happy thoughts, happy stories, happy news, in a world that's full of bad news and conflicts. We need a breath of fresh air. Why don't we highlight instead these small acts of kindness," she explained.


In her talk, Dr. Rosel San Pascual of UP pointed out the incivility among people that has made social media an even more toxic place. She said that people should learn how to express disagreements "intelligently, passionately, and respectfully." 


ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management division head Robert Labayen, an advertising legend who leads the team behind ABS-CBN's well-loved Station IDs, also advised the students, who were mostly communication and business majors, to use positive communication when creating a brand. 


"It builds a warmer relationship with your audience. If you make them feel good about themselves, they will feel good about you," he explained. 


UP alumnus Miggy Bautista, meanwhile, shared how positivity was key for him in getting through college with flying colors, even as a person with a disability. Gawad Kalinga's Issa Cuevas-Santos, on the other hand, reminded the students not to put too much pressure on themselves when it comes to making a difference in the world. 


"You don't have to be the superhero every single time. You just have to be the good one. Being good is enough because it inspires others to do good," she said.


Apart from the inspiring talks, the students also enjoyed fun booths like a freedom wall, photo booth, and games in the event, which was held in partnership with UP Ad Core. 


Joshua Ambrosio, president of the student organization, said they were happy to help share an interesting advocacy to the UP community.


"A lot of times when you are in school, you get tunnel vision. You are so focused on what you are doing that you forget to see like other happy stuff outside and your immediate experiences," he said. 


Loudette Tejada, a business administration major, also praised The Happinews Project, which is an initiative of the ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs.


"It's good that we are inviting more people to join the Happinews group. I really think it is a good way to engage people to share the happy vibes," she said.

For more information on the project, join the "The Happinews Project" group on Facebook (, follow @ABSCBNNews on Facebook and Twitter, and visit For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit.

August 17, 2018

#MeTime with Watsons: Loving Your Beauty, Health, and Wellness More


'I'm busy!'

This is everyone's favorite line.  We glorify being busy because we are pressured to achieve a lot, all at once: to climb the corporate ladder, take care of our family's needs, raise children, and manage the household all while curating our lives into a perfect feed on social media.


"Busy" is our badge of honor.   But is it really?


Because when you are too "busy" 'round the clock, day in and day out, you end up giving everything and everyone else that one precious gift that you deserve to first give yourself: 


Your time.


Make Time for #MeTime!

Whether you are a stay-at-home parent or a professional with a killer schedule, you need to pause, take a break, and make time for #MeTime. The reason is simple: You owe it to yourself and to those you care for to take time to recharge and be your beautiful and healthy best.


Watsons takes to heart this self-caring philosophy with the "Make Time for #MeTime" campaign.  This campaign inspires everyone to take time to take care of themselves with Watsons' skin, beauty, hair, and health products plus a wide range of cosmetics that are perfect for a relaxing treat at home.


Pamper your skin

What better way to spend #MeTime than lavishing your neglected skin with love? Watsons' range of products from Ponds, Olay, Neutrogena, St. Ives, Belo, Celeteque, Mediheal, Snow, and Garnier have all the skin-pampering love to keep your complexion fresh and radiant.


Revitalize your hair

The perfect place to spend some #MeTime effortlessly?  In the shower, of course!  Treat your strands to Watsons' hair products from Creamsilk, Palmolive, Lauat Shampoo, Suave, Dove, and Moringa and give your locks a luxurious #MeTime treat.


Get gorgeous

Take some #MeTime to swipe on some lipstick or paint your nails!  Watsons' extensive collection of cosmetics from Celeteque, Belle, and Chic Bobbie will get you gorgeous in no time.  




Nourish from within

There's no other way to put it: To be truly beautiful, you need to be healthy.  That's why your #MeTime must also include taking care of yourself from within with Watsons' range of supplements and health products from Enervon, Cosmo Skin, Poten-cee, MX3, and Salonpas.


Busy is the enemy of Health and Beauty

Are you too busy to be beautifully healthy? All it takes is a trip to Watsons to curate a set of health and beauty revitalizers and treat yourself to some well-deserved #MeTime! Plus, if you're an SM Advantage Card holder and purchase at least P500 worth of products, you can even win an iPhone X while you're at it!  


Indeed, with Watsons, #MeTime is not only essential.  It is rewarding. 


Less stress. More self-love.

At the end of the day, making time for #MeTime is all about stressing less and loving your beauty, health, and wellness more.  At a time when everyone is busy with bucket lists and to-do lists, don't forget to make time for that one person who deserves all the extra TLC you pour out to everybody else: Yourself!


After all, when you love yourself, you can love others more. And when you do, you don't only look good, but you also feel great!

August 16, 2018

Goblin, Love in the Moonlight, Orange Marmalade, and Other Hit Asian Dramas Dominate TVplus’ Asianovela Channel this August

Non-stop TV marathons begin on ABS-CBN TVplus this month as its newest channel offering, Asianovela Channel, unloads a ton of hit K-Dramas for its viewers. 

Asianovela Channel's programs are bound to keep Asian Drama fans glued on the TV screen with uncut episodes of all-time favorite shows like the groundbreaking fantasy drama "Goblin" (weekdays at 5 AM11 AM, and 5 PM) and the bittersweet romantic series at "Uncontrollably Fond" (weekdays at 6 AM, 12 NN, and  7 PM).

The fantasy series "Orange Marmalade" (weekdays at 7 AM1PM, and 8PM), which tells the story about a vampire who falls for the most popular boy in her school, will surely keep fans entertained.

Back-to-back marathons of K-Dramas that made Filipinos go crazy also air on weekends including "Love in the Moonlight," (9 AM7 PM), "Sensory Couple," (1 PM), and "Oh My Lady" (5 PM), among others.

To begin watching shows from Asianovela Channel, TVplus users need to press the scan button on their TVplus remote and browse the TV list to find the channel assignment. The four other new channels on ABS-CBN TVplus are Movie Central, Jeepney TV, MYX, and O Shopping.

The five new channels are initially available in Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Metro Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro. All channels except O Shopping are on free trial until December 31.

Since 2015, ABS-CBN TVplus has transformed the way Filipinos watch television as it delivers clear picture and crisp sound without any monthly and installation fee. As the pioneering digital terrestrial television (DTT) product in the Philippines, ABS-CBN TVplus also adds to the digital properties of ABS-CBN as the network transitions into an agile digital company.

Visit or follow ABS-CBN TVplus on Facebook for more details. 

Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg Back as Mavis and Johnny in “Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation”

Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg return to the roles of Dracula's daughter Mavis and her human husband Johnny in Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation, after the great experience of working on the previous two films of the franchise.


In Samberg's words: "I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the first movie, because it genuinely made me laugh and entertained me." 


"I agree!" follows Gomez. "I love the animation, and it's nice to be a part of something that everyone can watch."


Always cool and optimistic, Gomez's character, Mavis, can do it all.  She handles all of her responsibilities – Hotel Transylvania assistant manager, wife, mom, daughter – with ease!  The one thing she wished she had?  More family time.  This cruise is just what she needed!  She can't wait to have a blast with Drac's entire Pack and get some quality time with Johnny, Dennis and of course her dad, Drac. 


"I love making people laugh – it's the best feeling in the world," says Gomez.  "It's so great to have a family to come back to, and you never know what to expect with these movies – imagine the monster versions of shuffleboard, scuba diving, underwater volcanoes, moon tans on the beach – and it wouldn't be a vacation without a little adventure."


"I feel such an emotional connection with Mavis," Gomez continues.  "She's a mom who wants to bring everyone together and enjoy a relaxing time together with family.  Of course all family vacations are a mixed bag – that's what makes them funny.  But her heart is clearly in the in the right place."


Meanwhile, human Johnny always manages to stay mellow but he's stoked about the cruise's all-night monster music festival. What he doesn't realize is that the fate of all monsters will depend on his mid-90's DJ skills.


"Johnny may not have a lot of growth," admits director Genndy Tartakovsky, "but he always has that deep insight.  He's always fun and always keeping people on a really optimistic, positive side of life."


Comparing the experience of voicing an animated character with shooting live action, Samberg was clear, "I enjoy voicing an animated character because it's a freeing, crazy and literally cartoony experience. There are just less filters. And it's wonderful to improvise because it could be anything, and then they have the power to make it happen and animate the scene slightly differently. So, one of the most exciting things about the process for me is to know that if you add something crazy it can then come to life!" 


And throwing the rest of the monsters into the mix just created a very entertaining dynamic again, without forgetting the underlining themes that are at the core of these movies. "There are so many films with the same old perceptions about monsters, but I believe that many people can also relate to those who are outcast or feared," says Gomez. "So I love that these films have always been about self-acceptance and being different, which I think is a message that is more relevant than ever now." 


Concludes Samberg, "There is definitely a running theme in all these movies about the fact that if you actually spend the time to get to know people or monsters, you may realize that they are not really what you are afraid of."


In Philippine cinemas August 22Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

JoshLia and Alempoy Headline KBO this Weekend


A double serving of bittersweet love stories await Filipino homes this weekend as Alessandra de Rossi and Empoy Marquez's "Kita Kita" and Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia's "Love You to the Stars and Back" air on ABS-CBN TVplus' KBO this Saturday (August 18) and Sunday (August 19).


"Kita Kita" is an uncommon tale of love between a woman (Alessandra as Lea) suffering from heartbreak and a man (Empoy as Tonyo) who devotes what would be the remainder of his life to giving back to the kindness shown to him. Audiences have raved about the movie as it delivered a heavy emotional punch with its characters' acceptance, kindness, and selflessness.


Meanwhile before the airing of JoshLia's debut teleserye, "Ngayon at Kailaman," their characters as Mika (Julia) and Caloy (Joshua) in "Love You to the Stars and Back" will take the viewers to a road trip full of adventures and misadventures – and lessons that usually take a lifetime for other people to learn. 


Joining the line-up this week are "Unmarried Wife," "Squad Goals," and "Elemento." 


You may register using any prepaid or postpaid SIM. For prepaid, just load up (Globe, TM, Smart, Sun, TNT) with P30; press the green / INFO button on your TVplus box remote to get your box ID; then text KBO30 AUG18<TVplus box ID> to 2366.


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Maris Racal Face Off Abusive Step-Family in “Ipaglaban Mo”


Maris Racal will face off with the abusive step-family of her cousin in "Ipaglaban Mo" this Saturday (August 18).


Maya (Maris) and Tin (Mary Joy Apostol) grew up very close to each other but will be separated when Maya's family migrates to a different country. This will leave Tin alone with her father and his second family.


Tin's stepmother and half-siblings mistreat her and take advantage of her weak mind. Their abuse will worsen upon the death of her father. While they spend her inheritance from her mother, who died while giving birth to her, Maya is kept locked in a hidden room under poor conditions.


Maya learns of Tin's situation after coming back to the Philippines. She will sue Tin's stepfamily in court for custody of her cousin.


Will Maya be able to rescue her cousin from her stepfamily? Will Tin be able to get her inheritance back?


"Ipaglaban Mo," the longest-running legal drama on Philippine television, offers viewers entertaining and informative episodes about real-life cases, which they may learn from. It also offers free legal advice to the public every week at ABS-CBN's Tulong Center in Quezon City.


Don't miss the "Kakampi" episode of "Ipaglaban Mo," directed by FM Reyes, this Saturday (August 18) after "It's Showtime" on ABS-CBN. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit

August 13, 2018

KathNiel Pops In as Cover of Metro's Statement Issue this August 2018

Metro magazine features dauntless fashion and beauty trends this August in its jam-packed statement issue with cover pair, fashionable power duo Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo.

Daniel and Kathryn are in their own rights forces to be reckoned with, but together they make up one of today’s leading love teams. At the height of the power couple’s fame, find out how KathNiel aims to move forward and utilize fame to make statements.

On the fashion front, showstopping red carpet looks take centerstage in Metro’s latest issue. Also, discover new ways to style the hair, with or without accessories, and polish overall look from head to toe to the tips of fingers with nail trends that defy rules.

Meanwhile, find inspiration in the stories of individuals who stay true to themselves and are committed to living their most authentic selves such as “digital creative” Kim Jones and Swarovski’s creative director Nathalie Colin.

Metro has all the tips, tricks, and tools to encourage readers to make a statement and show individuality, while keeping everyone up to date with the season’s hottest styles. Its beauty pages likewise give suggestions on makeup trends that challenge the fearless to try.

Grab a copy of Metro’s statement issue now out in major bookstores and newsstands for P150. Like Metro on Facebook ( and follow Metro on Twitter and Instagram (@MetroMagPH). 

Visit for more updates. #MetroMagPH

Transformer Meets Girl in New "Bumblebee" Movie Poster

Paramount Pictures has just unveiled the brand new poster for its upcoming action-adventure Bumblebee, from director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) and starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena.

Check out the poster below and watch Bumblebee in Philippine cinemas January 2019.

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About Bumblebee

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

Bumblebee is produced by Transformers franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (Argo, Inception) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson.

Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen, Pitch Perfect 2), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), John Cena (Blockers, Daddy's Home 2), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s Broad City) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

NOIX GEAR Launches its First Anniversary Capsule Collection at Shopee

NOIX GEAR seeks to define what 'street fashion' is. It introduces unique COOL, CLEAN and COMFY streetwear that represent a new lifestyle for the adventurous individual.

Established in 2016, NOIX Gear is a lifestyle brand that takes inspiration from the grassroots street wear and all the excellent details in-between. It embodies the adventurous individuals and influenced by street style, music and fun.

NOIX GEAR is a must-have for individuals who want to "Gear-Up and Move'. NOIX GEAR is Cool, Comfy and Clean Streetwear. Functional and Simple Accessories. Easy to style with.


NOIX GEAR newest offering for their first year anniversary centers on an expression of staple pieces
emblazoned with its brand's logo. NOIX GEAR bold logo help accent the motifs found on the set of hoodies, pullover, T-shirts, sweat shorts, caps, bags and wallets.

NOIX GEAR is happy to announce their 1st Year Anniversary on August 16, 2018 and invites you to
celebrate it with them with great offers and discounts.


Check out the capsule collection above and shop NOIX GEAR at Also, it is now
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ORLY Nail Care Products: Making Every Filipina Nails ExtraORLYnary Brilliant and Colorful

International nail care brand ORLY recently held a colorful boho-themed grand launch to celebrate its “Strength in Color” campaign and to recognize ExtraORLYnary women who embody individuality, style, and talent in their respective fields. The event, which was held at the Blue Leaf Cosmopolitan in Pasig City last August 8, was attended by ORLY’s international representative and executives who led a toast to ORLY’s brilliant and colorful years of setting the professional standard in nail care worldwide. SprintAsia is the exclusive official distributor of ORLY in the Philippines.


Whether you are into mattes, gel or classic nail lacquer, ORLY has you covered. From the concept of classic and elegant nail aesthetics to what’s next in nail art technology, ORLY is always at the frontline in the field of nail care and nail enhancements. This international nail care brand offers a breathable nail polish as a 1-step system (no base on top) and a 13-free formula. ORLY is also halal certified and its Builder in a Bottle is the new innovation in hard gels and extensions.

Since 1975, ORLY has been the leading maker of professional and retail standard nail color and care. Through the years, ORLY has created trendy nail lacquer shades that are vegan, cruelty-free, and free from harmful ingredients. Color and Care are ORLY’s heart, soul, and the reflection of the brand’s multi-faceted personality.

To represent ORLY’s vast array of colors, six extraORLYnary women showcased their talent and individuality during the grand launch. Tim Yap moderated a panel discussion with Abbey Sy (arts), Soleil Ignacio (design), Georginna Desuasido (beauty), Sanya Smith (music), Ornusa Cadness (music), and Shaira Luna (photography) - all trailblazing women who often use their hands in their work.


ORLY is perfect for empowered women who combine talent and style. It has become the everyday choice of nail polish lovers for all of their daily activities. With ORLY’s continuing innovations in nail care technology, there’s little wonder why this leading breathable nail polish brand makes every woman feel truly ExtraORLYnary.


ORLY Products are available at Pure Beauty branches, ZALORA, Watsons, Landmark, Robinsons, Cash & Carry, ICM, PCX, Lazada and BeautyMNL.

August 12, 2018

Drugs, Crime, and Manila’s Neon Lights in the Eye-Opening, Mind-Blowing Film “BuyBust”

Following its world premiere at the New York Asian Film Festival, the action-crime movie "BuyBust," starring Anne Curtis and MMA fighter Brandon Vera, opens August 10 intheaters across the U.S. and Canada.

"BuyBust" is directed by Erik Matti, of the highly-acclaimed "On the Job," from a script also written by Matti and Anton Santamaria.

After surviving the slaughter of her entire squad in a drug raid compromised by dirty cops, anti-narcotics special operative Nina Manigan (Anne Curtis), is eager to go head-to-head with the drug cartels that hold a bloody grip on Manila. But when her new mission in the city's most dangerous slum goes south; the angry civilians turn on her squad.

Trapped between a brutal drug gang and hordes of bloodthirsty citizens, their only option is to fight their way out, turning one claustrophobic street at a time into a symphony of apocalyptic violence.
Variety applauded "BuyBust" lead actor saying, "In a radical departure from her usual rom-com roles, dual Australian-Filipino national Curtis is convincing and charismatic as the determined and amazingly resourceful heroine."

On her Instagram® page, Curtis shared that she"poured her heart, body and soul into this film." She invites everyone to enter the world of Gracia ni Maria, a fictional slum area in Manila, where the story unfolds. The decay and destitution of this urban ghetto in Metro Manila also becomes central to the story.

"BuyBust" also stars Victor Neri, Arjo Atayde, Levi Ignacio, Alex Calleja, Lao Rodriguez, Joross Gamboa, Ricky Pascua, and Nonie Buencamino. The movie is brought to you byTFC at the Movies, Viva Films and Well Go USA, a theatrical and home entertainment distribution label that specializes in bringing top content, including the best in Action, Genre and Independent films from the US and around the world, to North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

"BuyBust" screens in the U.S and Canada starting August 10. Go to buybust-movie.comor visit TFC US  or TFC Canada on Facebook for a list of theaters in your area.

KathNiel, Jericho Rosales and Maja Salvador Captivate Thailand


Fans eagerly welcomed the Philippines' hottest stars Daniel Padilla, Jericho Rosales, Kathryn Bernardo, and Maja Salvador when they graced Thailand's biggest media event, the JKN Diamond Blue Mega Showcase, to promote the latest ABS-CBN shows airing soon in the Land of Smiles.

One of the biggest networks in Thailand, JKN Global Media introduced the Kapamilya stars as the leads of its freshly acquired shows from ABS-CBN— the hit series "La Luna Sangre," "Wildflower," and "Magpahanggang Wakas," which has an international title of "I'll Never Say Goodbye." 

Jericho, KathNiel, and Maja performed live at the much-awaited showcase attended by their Thai fans, who followed their shows which have previously aired in the country such as "Pangako Sa 'Yo," "Bridges of Love," and "The Legal Wife."

They also sat down for interviews with various Thai media and guested on the talk show of Anne Jakkraphong Jakrajutatip, one of the country's most well-known celebrities and the CEO of JKN Global Media. 

"We are very thankful that four of the big stars of ABS-CBN was able to join our Diamond Blue Mega Showcase this year. They certainly gave the Thai viewers a new taste of entertainment and also made their Filipino fans in Thailand happy," she said. 

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“Bagani” Final Week: Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano Struggle to Save Sansinukob

The heroes of Sansinukob will face a difficult dilemma as they fight evil to protect their home from destruction in the final week of "Bagani."

The future of Sansinukob hangs in the balance as the monster inside Ganda (Liza Soberano) gets stronger each moment she does not get the cure.  That is why she and Lakas (Enrique Gil) must push on with their journey in search of the Puso ng Sinukuan despite the many obstacles in their way.

Though the people of Sansinukob have banded together against Malaya (Kristine Hermosa), who planted the monster in Ganda, they remain worried about their fate should their heroes fail to reach the cure in time and the monster overtakes Ganda to bring about the destruction of their home.

Can Lakas, Lakam (Matteo Guidicelli), Dumakulem (Makisig Morales), and Liksi (Zaijian Jaranilla) muster the courage to sacrifice their fellow Bagani to secure Sansinukob? Will Lakas and Ganda ever find the cure in time?

"Bagani" has been continuously well received by viewers since it premiered. It received an all-time high national TV rating of 36.2% last April 17, according to data from Kantar Media.

The show has also won the hearts of netizens with its hashtags trending all over the world on Twitter. It was also named as one of the most talked about teleseryes in the country in the first half of 2018, according to the Twitter Entertainment Index, a list of the most talked about topics on the social networking site.

Its online version in Bagani World, gave users the chance to be heroes of a digital Sansinukob. Although the website will close once the show bids its farewell, its stories will continue in "BAGANI: Beyond Sansinukob" on NoInk, ABS-CBN's online reading platform.

Tune in to the last week of "Bagani" to find out what will happen to Sansinukob and its heroes. Watch it every night after "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" on ABS-CBN. 

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