December 22, 2019

ABS-CBN 2020 Shows Unleashed feat. LizQuen, MayWard, Gerald Anderson, and Oppa Kim Min-jae

ABS-CBN will unleash a bounty of fresh and exciting offerings, including teleseryes starring the biggest names in the industry, the return of well-loved reality singing competition, and the premiere of the biggest Asian dramas.

After more than a year of waiting, the tandem of Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil finally makes their TV comeback this January in the newest series "Make It With You," which was shot in Croatia.

Gerald Anderson, Nash Aguas, Yves Flores, Elmo Magalona, Vin Abrenica, Jerome Ponce, and Carlo Aquino come together in a drama which will bear stories of brave soldiers, "A Soldier's Heart."

Set to rule TV are new Asian dramas, including the most awarded one in 2019, "Yang Xi" and "Flower Crew Dating Agency" starring South Korean actor and rapper Kim Min-jae.

Meanwhile, reality-singing competition "The Voice Teens," now with returning coach Apl.De.Ap, comes back for a new season in February.

Love will fill the air in March as Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber make their teleserye debut in "When We Fall In Love," which was shot in Japan.

December 18, 2019

BoybandPH Releases Music Video for Swoon-Worthy Track “Pa’No Ba”

‪All-male singing quintet BoybandPH—composed of Ford Valencia, Joao Constancia, Niel Murillo, Russell Reyes, and Tristan Ramirez—is back to teach a lesson or two about boldly professing love for one's special someone with the music video of their sweet track "Pa'no Ba," produced under Star Music.‬
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‪The song is one of the tracks in the group's sophomore album "Love, BoybandPH," which was released last year. The music video, meanwhile, is the third in a series that dropped this year, starting with "Hanggang Kailan Kaya" in June followed by "Kung 'Di Mo Natatanong" in September.‬
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‪"Pa'no Ba" is a ballad written by "Tawag ng Tanghalan" season 1 finalist Froilan Canlas, which takes the point of view of a person who's head over heels in love with a significant other. It paints the colorful image of effortlessly falling for someone despite having doubts about the possibility of the relationship not working out.‬
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‪Officially formed in 2016 after winning the reality talent competition "Pinoy Boyband Superstar," BoybandPH has since released two albums, with their titular debut record being certified gold. They have also collaborated with Jona for the song "Till The End of Time" and frequently perform on "ASAP Natin 'To."‬
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‪Watch the music video of BoybandPH's "Pa'no Ba" on ABS-CBN Star Music's YouTube Channel.

For updates, like Star Music on Facebook at facebook.com/starmusicph, and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).‬

ABS-CBN Studio Experience Ushers in the Holiday Season with 3-in-1 Gift Cards

‪ABS-CBN Studio Experience launches its three-in-one gift card, allowing Kapamilyas to give hassle-free gifts of shopping at ABS-CBN Stores, next-level family bonding experiences through fun games and attractions inside ABS-CBN Studio Experience, and munching on 100% organic beef burgers from Heroes Burger!‬
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‪Here are three ways to use the ABS-CBN Studio XP gift card:‬
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‪1. Buy an XPass to play inside the ABS-CBN Studio Experience.‬
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‪The gift card is perfect for avid Kapamilyas who will surely have an awesome time inside Studio XP, where they can experience the amusing games and attractions that showcase well-loved ABS-CBN programs through the "Pinoy Big Brother Breakout," "The Voice Open Mic," and "It's Showtime Director's Booth."‬
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‪2. Avail #FamilyIsForever shirts and more.‬
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‪The Studio XP gift card can also be used to splurge on various Kapamilya items that your gift recipient has been eyeing—this year's must have "Family is Forever" shirts, plus cool pillows, tumblers, or bags, all available at Studio XP's Retail Studio in TriNoma or at the ABS-CBN Flagship Store inside the ABS-CBN compound.‬
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‪3. Satisfy their beefy burger cravings with Heroes Burger's offerings.‬
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‪Of course, an experience will not be complete without food. Using the handy gift card, they can buy any of Heroes Burger's Pinoy Komiks-themed organic burgers such as the Lastikman burger meal, the Darna cheeseburger meal, the Captain Barbell double cheeseburger meal or any of the Incrediburgers from the menu, with an option to be served with crispy french fries and drinks.‬
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‪This Studio XP gift card, which can just have a minimum load of P300, adds to the full enjoyment of Studio XP, in continuation of ABS-CBN's commitment to bring the Kapamilya experience closer to Filipinos with fun, engaging, and interactive themed attractions and activities.‬
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‪Stress no more this season of gifting! Avail the ABS-CBN Studio XP gift cards now at the ABS-CBN Studio Experience in 4/F TriNoma, ABS-CBN Store outlets and Heroes Burger at the ABS-CBN compound. For more details, follow the ABS-CBN Studio Experience accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@abscbnstudioxp) or visit studioexperience.abs-cbn.com.‬

Noah Centineo and Sam Claflin Are No Longer Saints in “Charlie’s Angels”, Still Showing in PHL Theaters

‪Two of today's most exciting actors, Sam Claflin (Me Before You, The Hunger Games) and Noah Centineo (Netflix's To All the Boys I've Loved Before) join the brave, new trio of women investigators in Columbia Pictures' new action-adventure Charlie's Angels.‬

‪(Watch the film's trailer at https://youtu.be/p8XvHarrLAs.)

‪Director Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as the next generation of fearless Charlie's Angels take flight. In Banks' bold vision, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world's smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere.‬

‪In this movie, we meet Elena Houghlin (Naomi Scott), a brilliant scientist and engineer who has created Calisto, a sustainable energy source designed to revolutionize the way we power things. When her bosses rush her invention to market, she warns them there is a flaw in the system: in the wrong hands, it can be used as a deadly weapon. Unfortunately, her bosses turn out to be The Wrong Hands, so Elena turns to The Townsend Agency for help. A contemporary whistleblower story worthy of the 21st Century Angels, Elena's fight for justice ignites a globe-trotting adventure to get the device back before something terrible happens.‬

‪As Elena's "handsome nerd" assistant Langston, Noah Centineo was already the internet's boyfriend (thanks to rom-com To All the Boys I've Loved Before) when he signed on to the project. So it's fitting that he and Jane (Ella Balinska) awkwardly hit it off. "People were all stoked about Noah, sighing and stuff," says Kristen Stewart. "And I was like, he's cool but who is this kid? They had to tell me. An oh man, he is seriously charming. It's no joke."‬

‪"My character's got a goofy element to him, but he's pretty well-rounded, though," shares Centineo. "He's not goofy when you should be serious. He won't just crack a joke when it shouldn't be there. But he's also not afraid to make fun of certain normal structures."‬

‪Meanwhile, Claflin plays Elena's boss, the CEO Alexander Brok who's backed by a mysterious partner and plans to use Calisto for evil.‬

‪Alexander is the kind of guy who lived in his own head until he happened to invent tech that made him the rich man he is today, explains Claflin. "But with that, he surrounds himself by people that say, 'Yes. Yes, Mr. Brock.' So I think he's kind of spoiled in many respects. But he's not too sure of exactly what's going on."‬

‪2016 saw Sam Claflin take on the lead role of Will opposite Emilia Clarke in the box office hit Me Before You and 2015 saw Claflin star as Finnick Odair for the last time in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. The final film in the box office phenomenon franchise saw Sam reprise the role he played in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.‬

‪Noah Centineo proved 2018 to be his breakout year. With two highly successful films, he experienced an incomparably steep rise to fame within a matter of weeks.‬

‪His rise began with the release of To All the Boys I've Loved Before, a film adaptation of Jenny Han's YA best-seller, which was released on Netflix in August 2018. Centineo will reprise his role in the sequel To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You on Netflix on February 12, 2020.‬

‪In Philippine cinemas November 13, Charlie's Angels is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. ‬

Marian Rivera’s Weekly Drama “Tadhana” ‪Named Best TV Series at Migration Advocacy and Media Awards


‪Kapuso drama anthology Tadhana gains recognition from the Migration Advocacy and Media Awards.‬

‪The weekly program hosted by Marian Rivera won the Best TV Series award for its excellence in portrayal of the lives of OFW's.‬

‪Tadhana is also revamping its program this 2020 by featuring more diverse heartwarming stories.‬

Meet the “Wicked Angel” on GMA-7

‪GMA Heart of Asia brings to the Philippines the newest romantic comedy to melt the Kapuso hearts via the Lakorn 'Wicked Angel'.

‪Beginning Wednesday (December 18), an extraordinary office romance unfolds featuring two of Thailand's brightest stars Baifern Pimchanok and Tao Sattaphong as they play the roles of Angelica and Dominic, respectively. ‬
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‪Angelica (Baifern) is beautiful, cold, arrogant, and a hard-core perfectionist. She is the new CEO of her father's film production company. Her name means angel but everyone sees her as wicked. She can hit everyone with her eyes and kill them with her words.‬
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‪Her life changes when she meets her secretary Dominic (Tao), a sweet, playful and people's person. ‬
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‪Will the Wicked Angel find her match?‬
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‪Catch their story, Mondays to Fridays, at 10:00pm on GMA Telebabad.‬

James Wan’s Original Horror/Thriller “Malignant” Set to be Released in PHL Theaters on August 2020

Shooting has wrapped in Los Angeles on Atomic Monster's "Malignant," the latest creation from "Conjuring" universe architect James Wan ("Aquaman," "Furious 7"). The film marks director Wan's return to his roots with this new original horror thriller.‬

‪"Malignant" stars Annabelle Wallis ("The Loudest Voice," "The Mummy," "Annabelle"), Maddie Hasson (YouTube Originals' "Impulse," "Novitiate," "I Saw the Light"), George Young ("A Bread Factory" Parts 1 & 2, "Containment," HBO Asia's horror mini-series "Grace"), Michole Briana White ("Lila and Eve," "She Hate Me," "Encino Man"), Jake Abel ("Another Life," "Dirty John," "Love & Mercy"), Jacqueline McKenzie (Netflix series "Pine Gap," "Halifax: Retribution," "Romper Stomper: Next Gen"), and Ingrid Bisu ("The Nun," "Toni Erdmann").‬

‪Wan directed from a screenplay by Akela Cooper ("M3GAN," "The Nun 2") and JT Petty, story by James Wan & Ingrid Bisu. Plot details are being kept under wraps. The film is produced by Wan and Michael Clear, with Richard Brener, Eric McLeod, Bisu, Judson Scott and Starlight Media's Peter Luo serving as executive producers. The film is being independently financed through Starlight Media and Midas Innovation. ‬

‪Behind the scenes, Wan was joined by his frequent collaborators, director of photography Don Burgess and editor Kirk Morri ("Aquaman," "The Conjuring 2") and production designer Desma Murphy (art director, "Aquaman," "Furious 7"), as well as costume designer Lisa Norcia ("Insidious: The Last Key").‬

‪In Philippine cinemas August 12, 2020, "Malignant" is a presentation of Wan's banner, Atomic Monster, Starlight Media and New Line Cinema, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.‬

13 Big Stars Sign Contract Anew with ABS-CBN

‪Thirteen notable artists remain Kapamilyas as they sign their respective contracts last Friday, December 13.‬
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‪The line-up of Kapamilya stars was led by hunk actor Jake Cuenca, who signed his two-year contract with the network. Feeling thankful for more years with ABS-CBN, Jake also teased about his upcoming projects for next year "I'm already doing a show with Dreamscape right now, and come February, we'll be doing another project but we can't disclose anything about it as of the moment."‬
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‪"Pamilya Ko" actress Arci Muñoz also strengthened her ties with ABS-CBN as she officially signed her first network contract. "Siyempre happy ako to belong in a family," says Arci, who expressed her delight towards being a Kapamilya. She also conveyed her plans to produce more content in the future.‬
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‪A Kapamilya for ten years now, Sue Ramirez expressed how honored she feels about renewing her contract with ABS-CBN, "I've been with ABS-CBN since 2010, and it's 2020 already next month but I'm still here. Very grateful, very thankful for all the work they have given me." She also elatedly announced that she has an upcoming teleserye that everyone should watch out.‬
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‪Teen boy group "Gimme 5" member Grae Fernandez, who was also present in the contract signing, voiced out his happiness and enthusiasm about his upcoming projects. When asked about future music releases, the "Starla" actor shared, "Right now, I am focusing on acting."‬
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‪Also renewing her contract with ABS-CBN is "Sandugo" actress Elisse Joson, who inked her five-year contract with the network. When asked about how she feels about staying a Kapamilya, Elisse shared how honored she feels about this new opportunity, "Very happy because before, I only see this contract signing with ABS-CBN in pictures and posts, and now, I am here in this position also."‬
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‪Kapamilya actor and Hashtag member Jameson Blake, on the other hand, noted that staying as a Kapamilya is a blessing for him, but he's also well aware of the pressure that comes with it. "Best that I have so far, but of course there's a pressure because people will be expecting."‬
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‪Meanwhile, Enzo Pineda, who has been with the ABS-CBN for three years now, has nothing but gratitude as he signs officially as a Kapamilya. "I feel blessed and my heart is full."‬
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‪PBB alumna Heaven Peralejo also signed up for a three-year contract with the Kapamilya network. Among the things she shared that everyone should be excited about, she emphasized her three singles under Star Music Star Pop that would be released next year.‬
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‪RK Bagatsing, who was famously known for his acting stint in the teleserye "Wildflower" with veteran actress Maja Salvador, also signed his first network contract with ABS-CBN. Among the things he wants to work on next year, RK disclosed "We have a good roster of iWant series so far, and part of my bucketlist is to do an iWant series, hopefully."‬
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‪Child stars Sophia Reola, famously known as "MikMik" in her teleserye "Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit," and Angelika Rama, "The Killer Bride's" young Emma, also uttered their sentiments of happiness and enthusiasm about inking their respective contracts for the network.‬
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‪Another Kapamilya artist included in the roster is Barbie Imperial, who shared that they have just finished filming "Mang Kepweng" with "It's Showtime" host and veteran actor Vhong Navarro. "Mang Kepweng" is set to be released next year.‬
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‪Completing the line-up of stars who signed up with ABS-CBN is Louise Abuel, who mentioned his eagerness to improve his craft in acting. "I felt more motivated to do acting since I am really passionate about it."‬
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‪Present in the signing were ABS-CBN chairman Mark Lopez, ABS-CBN president and chief executive officer Carlo Katigbak, chief operating officer of broadcast Cory Vidanes, TV production head Laurenti Dyogi, Star Magic head Johnny Manahan, and head of treasury Rick Tan.‬

December 14, 2019

3 Girls from PHL and US Named “Star Hunt: The Global Showdown” Grand Winner

‪After over a month of wooing fans all over the world with their voice and personality, three aspiring singing stars from the Philippines and the U.S.A. are gunning to become the grand winner of ABS-CBN and The Filipino Channel's "Star Hunt: The Global Showdown," the first global singing search on Kumu, the fastest growing social media app in the Philippines.‬
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‪Denize Castillo and Jazza Torres of the Philippines and Yzabel Cabral of the U.S. are already gearing up to seal their victory in the grand finals that will be streamed live on the Star Hunt channel on Kumu on Wednesday (December 11), 7 PM (Manila time).‬

Kathy Bates Wins Acting Honors for Clint Eastwood’s “Richard Jewell”

‪Legendary actress Kathy Bates (Misery, Dolores Claiborne) has been getting rave notices for her performance as the mother of real-life hero security guard-turned bombing suspect in Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell."‬

‪See a glimpse of Bates' performance that critics are calling "a gutting centerpiece" in the clip below.‬

‪YouTube: https://youtu.be/LMte06VLFNc

‪After winning the Best Supporting Actress prize from the National Board of Review (NBR), Bates has just received a Golden Globe Awards nomination in the same category. ‬

‪"Thank you HFPA for the recognition, I am so proud of this film and it was an honor to work with Mr. Eastwood on telling this important story," Bates said in a statement after her nomination was announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) that hands out the Golden Globes. "I hope our film brings justice and peace to Richard and Bobi Jewell in telling their truth and honoring his heroism."‬

‪Despite her long and respected career, this film marks Bates' first at bat in an Eastwood movie. "I have to say what really attracted me to the film was working with Clint, and the idea that I would finally get that opportunity was just amazing." ‬

‪The actress reveals that the first thing she asked the storied director was, "'Why did you want to make this movie?' And the first thing he said to me was that it's a movie he'd want to see. He said he really felt it was a tragedy that this man was treated so badly by the FBI, that he was tricked when he went in to make this training film, which was all a ruse to get him to waive his Miranda rights. That just astounded me. I had known about the bombing, of course, but I had no idea how devastating it was for Richard Jewell and his mother. And to read about that in the script was just absolutely horrifying."‬

‪In Philippine cinemas January 15, "Richard Jewell" is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company. ‬

December 13, 2019

Korea’s 2nd Highest Grossing Film of All Time “Extreme Job” Now Showing in PH Cinemas

Going undercover to investigate a big-time drug syndicate while… frying chicken?! It doesn't get more extreme than this!‬

VIVA International Pictures and MVP Entertainment bring you the blockbuster Korean comedy film EXTREME JOB. To investigate a drug syndicate and its operation, five detectives start running a chicken restaurant located across the syndicate's base. But they find themselves busier frying chicken than investigating, when their restaurant start to become famous for its accidental delicious food. And things turn out for the worst when they find out that their chicken chain is actually distributing drugs.‬

‪The hardworking chicken restaurant crew a.k.a detectives is led by Chief Go (Ryu-Seung-yong, MIRACLE IN CELL NO. 7). A determined but poorly performing cop, he invests his retirement fund into the fried chicken business. His team consists of the unreliable Detective Jang (Lee Hanee), the determined goal-setter Detective Young-ho (Lee Dong-hwi), the youngest, enthusiastic team member Detective Jae-hoon (Gong-Myoung), and Detective Ma (Jin Sun-kyu) who used his parents' chicken recipe, making their restaurant famous. Together, the five of them fry chicken in the morning and fight crime in the evening.‬

‪EXTREME JOB was released in Korea January this year, and just started setting box office records. Three days after its release, EXTREME JOB surpassed 1 million viewers, setting a record of exceeding 1 million views in the shortest period of time for a January comedy film in Korea. On its fourth day, it reached a total of 2 million viewers, breaking the record of fastest comedy film to hit the 2 million mark. Previous record holders Miracle in Cell No. 7 and Miss Granny took six days to hit the 2 million mark.‬

‪19 days after its release, EXTREME JOB became the highest-grossing Korean comedy film of all-time, setting a new record of 12,835,396 moviegoers. And according to statistics released by the Korean Film Council, EXTREME JOB now holds the record for the second most-watched film in Korea of all time, with a record of 14,536,378 moviegoers.‬

‪Now showing in Philippine cinemas, find out what makes these detectives' fried chicken a hit dine-in, take-out and on-screen.‬

December 10, 2019

HBO GO Now Available in the Philippines for Only P149 a Month with 7-Day Free Trial

Want to binge-watch all seasons of GAME OF THRONES this holiday season? Or watch the latest episodes of WATCHMEN the same time as the U.S.?

Stream and download your favourite HBO Original series on your mobile phone and connected devices with the HBO GO app! No contract or TV subscription required! Download the HBO GO app now at App Store or Play Store for only PHP 149 a month with a 7-day free trial to start enjoying unlimited access to thousands of hours of non-stop and uncut entertainment or watch it on your computer by clicking on https://www.hbogoasia.com/.
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‪Stream the latest Hollywood blockbusters, exclusive original content from HBO, HBO Asia and CINEMAX, Asian movies and series, and all-time favourite kids' programmes over multiple connected devices anytime, anywhere with WarnerMedia's streaming service, HBO GO.‬
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‪Never read about another spoiler again as HBO Original programmes premiere the same time as the U.S. on HBO GO. Watch the debut episodes of highly-anticipated HBO Original series like HIS DARK MATERIALS and the latest and last season of SILICON VALLEY simultaneously as viewers in the U.S.‬
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‪No internet connection? No problem!

Download your favourite movie or series and watch it when you are not connected to the internet. Choose from HBO's complete library of unedited, original versions of HBO Original content (series, movies and documentaries) from the U.S. and Asia, as well as CINEMAX Originals.‬
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‪Binge-watch complete seasons of award-winning and critically-acclaimed HBO Original series like CHERNOBYL, BIG LITTLE LIES and SEX AND THE CITY in their original version and get access to exclusive series like THE HANDMAID'S TALE and THE DEUCE which are only available on HBO GO.‬
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‪With the live TV function, stream all six of HBO Asia's suite of TV channels – HBO, HBO SIGNATURE, HBO HITS, HBO FAMILY, CINEMAX and RED BY HBO, live via HBO GO simultaneously on your internet connected devices.‬
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‪Missed Erik Matti's episode of the HBO Asia Original anthology series FOOD LORE? Don't fret. Catch up on it anytime, anywhere on HBO GO, along with all the other award-winning HBO Asia Original productions such as HALFWORLDS, THE TEENAGE PSYCHIC and THE WORLD BETWEEN US.‬
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‪With a vast library of Hollywood blockbuster hits such as FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD, A STAR IS BORN and CRAZY RICH ASIANS, to Asian hit movies like EXTREME JOB, RAMEN TEH and EUROPE RAIDERS 2, and popular and beloved family-friendly series including WE BARE BEARS, THE POWERPUFF GIRLS and SESAME STREET, there is something for everyone on HBO GO. Potterheads can binge watch all 8 movies from the HARRY POTTER franchise while Tolkien fans can look forward to the LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy on HBO GO. Subscribers can also look forward to AQUAMAN and THE LEGO MOVIE 2 coming soon to HBO GO.‬
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‪Each HBO GO account can be viewed on two concurrent streams across five registered devices and the service has Airplay and Chromecast functionalities.‬

December 9, 2019

Binibining Pilipinas, Out! Shamcey Supsup Now Owns the Right to Choose the Next Miss Universe Philippines

Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. (BPCI) will no longer hold the rights to come up with the next Miss Universe Philippines queens starting 2020 as the new independent organization to be headed by Miss Universe 2011 runner-up Shamcey Supsup now holds the right to the Miss Universe franchise in the Philippines.

Read the full announcement posted on the Miss Universe Philippines Facebook page.

"The Miss Universe Organization expresses its heartfelt gratitude to the Araneta Group and Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. for their more than 50 years of stewardship of the Miss Universe brand and franchise in the Philippines. Both organizations have made an indelible mark in the international pageant scene for celebrating the intelligence, beauty and grace of hundreds of Filipina queens, and for garnering several international titles through the years. Undeniably, the most prestigious of these titles continues to be the coveted Miss Universe Philippines. The foundation and fundamentals of Philippine Pageantry are known worldwide to be solid and shall endure all because of the hard work and commitment of the Araneta Group and BPCI.

Today is a momentous occasion as the country and the Miss Universe Organization focus their collective gaze towards the future of pageantry. It is but fitting that the path to the future be led with vigor and a vision aligned with the transformative purpose of Miss Universe. The Miss Universe Organization is thrilled to announce its partnership with the Miss Universe Philippines Organization - a fresh team that will lead the country towards its continued quest to share the beauty and grace of the Filipina to the rest of the world.

The new organization will be headed by Shamcey Supsup as the National Director. She will be joined by Albert Andrada as the Design Council Head, Jonas Gaffud as the Creative Director, Lia Ramos as Head of Women Empowerment Committee and Charity, Atty. Nad Bronce as Head of Legal Affairs, and Mario Garcia as Business Development/ Marketing Head.

Rooted in the same strong foundations that have earned the country title after title in the past half century, the Miss Universe Philippines Organization is poised to bring the Miss Universe franchise to greater heights. More importantly, it is the continued support of the pageant fans and community that inspires the Miss Universe Organization to take this crucial step forward. With the Filipina at the center of it all, a bright and beautiful future lies ahead.

Mabuhay!

Check out the official pages of Miss Universe Philippines (themissuniverseph) in Facebook and Instagram on December 13, 2019 at 6pm for the live feed of the first official press conference of the new Miss Universe Philippines Organization to find out more details about this historic event in the year 2020!"

On her official Instagram account (@supsupshamcey), the former beauty queen wrote:

"I am honored with my new role for the organization that brought meaning to my life as a beauty queen and as a woman. I am more than blessed to be the National Director of Miss Universe Philippines. As I continue to grow, I understand that being an architect and an entrepreneur are facets that will form part of my core as we continue the projects of Miss Universe and create more opportunities for aspiring beauty queens in the future. Thank you for the trust and confidence in my capabilities as a strong and independent woman."

South Africe Zozibini Tunzi Crowns Miss Universe 2019, Gazini Ganados Makes Top 20

Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa bested 89 other contestants from around the globe to win the much-coveted Miss Universe 2019 crown on December 8 at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia in USA.

Madison Anderson of Puerto Rico was announced as 1st runner-up while Sofía Aragón of Mexico named 2nd runner-up.

Miss Philippines Gazini Ganados, who won National Costume, made it to the Top 20 semifinals.

December 8, 2019

Philippines Most-Watched Teleserye “Kadenang Ginto” to Air in Myanmar

"Kadenang Ginto," the country's most-watched and talked about teleserye, has become the latest ABS-CBN teleserye to make waves via the Sky Net Channel in Myanmar, entrancing viewers with its explosive twists, feisty confrontations, and gripping story.

Retitled as "The Heiress," the series airs from Monday to Thursday at 7 PM.

"Kadengang Ginto"'s entry into Myanmar airwaves follows ABS-CBN's string of successes in capturing more non-Filipino viewers in international markets this 2019 with the airing of "Pangako Sa'Yo" the Dominican Republic, "Halik" in Africa, "Forevermore" in Thailand, "Asintado" in Kazakhstan, "Wildflower" in French islands in the Pacific and Indian oceans, and the upcoming co-production of ABS-CBN and Limon Yapim of "Hanggang Saan" in Turkey.

Sky Net, which brought "Ngayon at Kailanman" to Myanmar earlier this year, also airs "The General's Daughter" from Friday to Sunday at 9PM.

ABS-CBN's content, popular for their heartfelt Filipino stories, are available across other territories through ABS-CBN International Distribution, recognized in the global arena as a reliable foreign content provider. It has been a premier source of high quality Filipino programming in over 50 territories all over the world and has sold over 50,000 hours of content worldwide. Living up to this recognition, ABS-CBN International Distribution commits to add to its first line-up of high-caliber programs and movies with cast and storylines that appeal to various cultures.

Visit https://www.abs-cbn.com/internationalsales/about for more details.

iWANT Releases the 6 “Mayaman-Mahirap” Pinoy Love Stories

‪Poor boy meets rich girl, and together they fall in love and beat the odds. It's a familiar trope we have seen again and again, but can't seem to get enough of. After all, who doesn't love a great romance story?‬

‪In the iWant original movie "Wild Little Love," "Kadenang Ginto" co-stars Andrea Brillantes and Seth Fedelin or SethDrea star in their first digital movie as a love team. Here, they play spoiled Sam and playboy Jake, who are paired together by fate as they try transcend the bounds of their socio-economic classes.‬

‪If you're craving to watch stories of wildly different people proving their love for each other, here are modern love stories with a Cinderella twist you can watch on iWant:‬

‪1. Sam and Jake in "Wild Little Love"‬

‪When spoiled rich girl Sam (Andrea) is forced to go to a public school, she finds a savior in Jake (Seth). Even with her "maarte" demeanor, Jake finds a soft spot for Sam, who only wants to impress her father. Sam is also inspired by the hardworking boy who never lets his confidence falter. The two work on their own dreams and support each other only to be tested by the difference of their statuses in life.‬

‪2. Ella and Alex in "Basta't Kasama Kita"‬
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‪In one of the best Pinoy romcoms ever, Aga Muhlach plays a jeepney driver who accidentally meets Princess Ella (Dayanara Torres), who gets tired of security personnel monitoring her every move 24/7 and yearns for independence. But their "langit-lupa" situation is not what will threaten their budding relationship, but the fact that Ella keeps her real identity from him.‬
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‪3. Sasa and Nico in "Babe, I Love You"‬

‪Nico (Sam Milby) is an architecture professor who is focused on his career, while Sasa (Anne Curtis) is a promo girl whose line of work is not exactly "acceptable" to him. They let each other go after their differences cause an overwhelming setback they can't get behind, but unexpectedly reunite after a year in their second romantic meet cute in Quiapo.‬

‪4. Eya and Cross in "Diary ng Panget"‬

‪Who could forget the movie that showed JaDine had on-screen chemistry? "Diary ng Panget" features independent orphan Eya (Nadine Lustre), who works for rich bad boy Cross (James) to make ends meet. At first, the two squabble like cats and dogs, but eventually end up having feelings for each other. Cross only makes his romantic confession with the help of Eya's diary.‬
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‪5. Via and Gabriel in "Mula sa Puso: The Movie"‬

‪That spectacular bus explosion scene! And Princess Punzalan's evil laugh! But seriously, we're here for Claudine Barretto and Rico Yan's soap opera film version. Via (Claudine) is a rich debutante who runs away from an arranged marriage and becomes – literally –a damsel in distress saved by her prince, taxi driver Gabriel (Rico). It's not only their statuses that thwart their romance, but their parents' secrets and complicated past.‬
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‪6. Sean and Wendy in "The Prenup"‬

‪After a whirlwind romance, Sean (Sam Milby) and Wendy (Jennylyn Mercado) decide to tie the knot, but their overprotective families threaten to tear them apart. Distrustful of their future daughter-in-law's intentions, Sean's wealthy parents demand that the couple sign a prenuptial agreement.‬

‪Catch "Wild Little Love" and more swoon-worthy love stories on the iWant app (iOs and Android) or iwant.ph. For updates, like www.facebook.com/iWant, and follow @iwant on Twitter and @iwantofficial and @dreamscapedigital on Instagram, and subscribe to www.youtube.com/iWantPH.

Kapuso OST Princess Hannah Precillas Continues to Impress the Judges and Viewers of Dangdut Academy Asia 5 in Indonesia

‪Kapuso singer Hannah Precillas stays at the top of leaderboard in Dangdut Academy Asia 5 in Indonesia.

‪On the competition's latest episode, Hannah performed Indonesian songs 'Sudahlah' which earned her the top spot and qualified for the next round.‬

Hannah is now the only Filipino remaining in the competition. Renz Fernando placed 12th in the competition while Sheemee Buenaobra was in 13-16th place.

'Julie Anne San Jose Sings The Divas' to air on SNBO on December 8

Julie Anne San Jose's sold-out concert, "Julie Sings The Divas," last July 2019 will air on SNBO this Sunday, December 8.

In "Julie Sings The Divas," the Asia's Pop Diva paid homage to various women in music through their songs.

"Julie Sings the Divas" will also air on GMA Pinoy TV on December 28 and 29 (depending on the territory).

GMA Network Leads TV Ratings in Urban Luzon, Mega Manila for November

GMA Network sustained its lead in the TV ratings game in Urban Luzon and Mega Manila according to the latest data from ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.

For the month of November (with November 24 to 30 based on overnight data), GMA posted an average of 33.3 percent total day people audience share in Urban Luzon, outscoring ABS-CBN's 29.6 percent. The said viewer-rich area accounts for 72 percent of all urban TV viewers in the country.

The Kapuso Network continued to win in the afternoon block with 35.6 percent people audience share while ABS-CBN registered 28.4 percent.

GMA similarly led in the evening block with 35.3 percent versus ABS-CBN's 31.9 percent.

Award-winning magazine program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS) was still unbeatable in the number one spot in Urban Luzon's list of top-rating programs for the month. It also kept its position as the most viewed program in the nationwide list.

Following KMJS in the list of top programs for November were 24 Oras, The Clash, The Gift, Magpakailanman, Beautiful Justice, Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko, Pepito Manaloto, Daddy's Gurl, One of the Baes, Amazing Earth, Prima Donnas, Eat Bulaga, Wowowin, 24 Oras Weekend, and Magkaagaw.

Likewise in Mega Manila (with official data from November 1 to 23), GMA Network recorded 33.9 percent average total day people audience share as compared to ABS-CBN which only managed to get 27 percent. Meanwhile, Kapuso shows took 18 spots out of the top 30 shows in the said area, which accounts for 60 percent of all urban viewers in the country.

Nielsen TV Audience Measurement's client pool covers a total of 32 clients/subscribers consisting of 6 local TV networks including ABS-CBN, TV5, Aksyon TV and CNN Philippines, among others; 3 regional clients; 2 blocktimers; and 21 agencies (17 media agencies, 3 consulting agencies, and 1 digital agency).

Gazini Ganado’s Quest for Back-to-Back Miss Universe Win Airs Live on ABS-CBN

Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados makes her bid to bring home the Miss Universe crown for a back-to-back win for the Philippines when she competes in the 69th Miss Universe to be aired live via satellite from the US on ABS-CBN and iWant, on December 9 (Monday), at 8 AM. ‬
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‪Hailing from Talisay, Cebu, Gazini first impressed pageant enthusiasts during her performance at the Binibining Pilipinas 2019 where she showed confidence, grace, and wit, ultimately taking home the coveted title. Now, fans are excited to see her strut as the country's representative in the popular pageant with her signature "Ganado walk" and be the successor of the current Miss Universe titleholder Catriona Gray.‬
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‪Hosted by comedian Steve Harvey, the Miss Universe coronation night will be held at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.‬
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‪Filipinos can also root for the country's bet via SKYcable channels 167 (Metro Manila) and 700 (regional areas), as well as online via SKY on Demand.‬
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‪Pageant fans, meanwhile, can relive Gazini's battle against the other candidates from 92 countries on Metro Channel (channel 52) on December 17 at 7pm, with replays on December 18 (8am), December 20 (9pm), December 22 (8am), and December 25 (3pm).‬
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‪For more stories and information, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.‬

SKY Subscribers Can Witness Filipino Greatness in #SEAGames2019 Across Multiple Platforms

Celebrate the best of Filipino athletes with SKY's all-out coverage of the Philippines 2019 30th Southeast Asian Games. SKYcable and SKYdirect subscribers can cheer for our athletes in their quest for glory and gold by watching the live telecast on SKY via SKY Free View, ABS-CBN, S+A, Liga and TV5.‬
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‪Football aficionados can catch all the football action live on LIGA Channel and find out if the Azkals can make it all the way to the top.‬
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‪On S+A, watch out for team captain Alyssa Valdez and her team as they try to get through the feisty volleyball teams of our neighbor countries to win the crown. Viewers can also catch the men's volleyball live on the same channel.‬
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‪Subscribers can also witness the best of aquatics, gymnastics and athletic matches on SKY Free View.‬
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‪Leaving the house? You can livestream the games via SKY on Demand or iWant you don't miss out on the action. Visit mysky.com.ph/seagames for the schedule of televised matches and their channel assignments. ‬

Miss Universe Philippines 2019 ‪Gazini Ganados Reveals Her Top 5 Miss Universe Candidates‬

‪Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados is now in Atlanta, Georgia in the US for this year's prestigious Miss Universe competition. While the pageant is the much-awaited opportunity every year for a number of the world's top ladies to show what they've got, for the candidates themselves, it's also a chance to make new friends.‬
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‪Ganados took the time to share the five Miss Universe candidates she loves to bond with after following their videos and social media content online. The lucky ladies are:‬
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1. ‪Frederika Cull, Miss Indonesia (@frederikacull)‬
‪Miss Indonesia Frederika Cull has a special place in Ganados' heart after the former immediately congratulated her when she was crowned Miss Universe Philippines, but she wants to get to know her better after finding her online. "I looked at her Instagram and I saw how beautiful and sophisticated this lady is," said Ganados. She also compliments the work Cull puts into working out and getting her body competition-ready, as well as the fact that she's also a dog lover.‬
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2. ‪Zozibini Tunzi, Miss South Africa (@zozitunzi)‬
‪Ganados admits she chose Zozibini Tunzi as one of the people she'd like to meet because of their similar names. "The moment she won, all the pageant fans went crazy and started tagging me in her photos," she shares. "I like her name—it's so sassy, but so smooth at the same time." She also admires Tunzi for her advocacies in women's rights and equality, as well as her work in fashion.‬
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‪3. Fahsai Paweensuda Drouin, Miss Thailand (@paweensuda)‬
‪Miss Thailand Fahsai Paweensuda Drouin and Ganados go back to when the former joined Miss Earth in 2017, and the latter rooted for her to win Miss Universe Thailand. "I'm so happy she's going to be one of my sisters in this competition," she says. "I'm pretty sure she will rock the universe." Ganados compliments Drouin's fierceness, elegance, natural looks, and her charity work.‬
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4. ‪Julia Horta, Miss Brazil (@juliahorta)‬
‪Ganados is excited to meet Julia Horta of Brazil because of her smiling and approachable demeanor. "I want to be her friend if she's always smiling and bubbly," she says. She also praises Horta for being into muay thai, which she also does, sports, as well as her fashion sense.‬
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‪5. Gabriela Tafur, Miss Colombia (@gabrielatafur)‬
‪Colombia's Gabriela Tafur struck a chord immediately with Ganados the moment she saw her on Instagram. "The first thing that I noticed when I checked out her Instagram was her abs when she was on the beach," she says, and shares that Tafur's similarities to a friend is what personally makes her interesting. On a related note, Ganados is also in awe of Colombia for the beautiful ladies the country always sends to international competitions.‬
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‪Find out more about Gazini's top Miss Universe candidates and click this link to watch the full video: Binibining Pilipinas (Official Page).‬
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‪Like Ganados did, you too can check out and follow her fellow Miss Universe candidates online, which is now a better experience with PLDT Home Fibr's Speedboost, to find out the caliber of women she'll be up against, and also leave good luck messages on her online page as she competes at the Miss Universe pageant on December 9!‬
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October 26, 2019

TFC Releases “Isa Pa, With Feelings” in Cinemas Worldwide

Each one of us longs to be heard, literally or figuratively, one way or another.‬
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‪But it is harder for the members of the deaf community all over the world, who despite different advancements in technology and efforts from different country's government, still faces several challenges, according to Robyn Correll's article "Challenges That Still Exist for the Deaf Community" published on Very Well Health last June 30, 2019. According to the article, among the challenges that still exist for the deaf community is "social isolation", where they find it hard to communicate with others, even to their families, since not everyone knows how to use sign language. This leads some of them to choose to isolate themselves from others.‬
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‪This struggle by the deaf community is part of what could be seen in the film "Isa Pa, with Feelings", which stars Carlo Aquino and Maine Mendoza, under the direction of Prime Cruz.‬
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‪"Isa Pa, with Feelings" centers in the story of Gali (Carlo), a deaf sign language teacher who has a suppressed passion in dancing, meeting Mara (Maine) who is disheartened after failing the architecture licensing exam. They find solace in each other as they both long for someone to hear their hearts' deepest desires, which unknowingly might also cause them to drift apart.‬
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‪Both Carlo and Maine admitted that it was a challenge portraying their roles in the movie. For Maine's part, it was hard for her to memorize her lines and at the same time deliver it with the same level of emotion through sign language. On the other hand, the challenge for Carlo is making the viewers feel his emotions despite delivering his lines through sign language.‬
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‪The film's stars were able to surpass these hurdles not only through the help of their director but also through the guidance of the deaf consultants present on their set. Their portrayal was that sincere that director Prime even caught some of the deaf consultants being emotional on some of the scenes.‬
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‪Will the voices of Gali and Mara's hearts prevail, or will the noise of the world drown their hearts' call?‬
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‪"Isa Pa, with Feelings" is a movie written by Jen Chuaunsu and Kookai Labayen, produced by ABS-CBN Film's Black Sheep and APT Entertainment.‬
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‪Catch "Isa Pa, with Feelings" as it screens on these dates on the following regions: October 22 in Japan; October 24 in Papua New Guinea; October 25 in the U.S., Canada, and Saipan; October 26 in the United Kingdom and Dublin, Ireland; October 27 in Milan, Rome, Florence, Bologna, and Torino in Italy, Madrid and Barcelona in Spain, and in Athens, Greece; October 28 in Cosenza, Italy; October 31 in the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand; November 3 in Oslo, Norway, and Paris, France; November 7 in Brunei; and on November 10 in Parma, Italy.‬
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‪For the cinema list, visit mytfc.com, emea.kapamilya.com, or TFC's official Facebook pages applicable for your area.

Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC and KapamilyaGlobalPR on Twitter and Instagram.‬
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‪It’s Green vs. Maroon Night in Sydney as Loyal Alumni Cheer for their UAAP Basketball Teams‬

Filipinos abroad thirsting for good old collegiate basketball rivalry are in for a treat as TFC brings the UAAP Season 82 Watch Party in Australia. Proud alumni from De La Salle University and the University of the Philippines are given the venue to wear their colors and root for their alma mater at the One World Sports Bar, The Crown Hotel Parramatta.‬
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‪It will be the second time the Green Archers are facing the Fighting Maroons on the hardcourt this season. During Round 1 of the tourney, UP nabbed the game with a 72-71 come-from-behind victory earning them their fourth win in a row. The upset is anticipated to fuel DLSU to claim their sixth victory.‬
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‪As of writing, UP Fighting Maroons are on the 2nd spot at the Men's Basketball Division and DLSU Green Archers, 5th. Leading is the unbeatable ADMU Blue Eagles with twelve wins. Will it be a sea of blue once again in the championship? Or will maroon or green be emerging to dethrone the reigning champs and rise as the new kings?‬
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‪Fans are one game closer to finding it out on Sunday, October 27thinas TFC will not only bring the UAAP games into the global screens but to their avid La Sallians, Iskos, and Iskas in Sydney, Australia. On top of that, those who will subscribe to TFC Online or TFC IPTV can get a limited-edition UP Maroons and DLSU Green Archers shirts, UAAP Pen and more TFC Freebies when they attend the watch party. Terms and conditions apply.‬
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‪Loyal alumni of participating UAAP schools across Asia Pacific can also be part of the action wherever they may be by subscribing to TFC Online or TFC IPTV Video On Demand (VOD).‬
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‪For more information, visit TFC Online (www.TFC.tv) and mytfc.com.‬

Julie Anne San Jose Proves Her Loyalty to Kapuso Network


Julie Anne San Jose again proved her loyalty with GMA Network after signing an exclusive contract last October 25.

Julie Anne has been in the Kapuso network since she joined the defunct singing-reality competition "Popstar Kids" in 2005.

‪GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon said, "Nagpapasalamat ta'yo pero kung tutuusin mo talagang homegrown naman talaga si Julie Anne sa GMA 7. Habang siya'y nagde-develop, lalong gumagaling kaya tayo'y natutuwa na napili na naman niya to stay with us. Talagang pinapanood ko [siya] sa Sunday PinaSaya.‬

‪GMA Network's Senior Vice President and Entertainment Group Head Lilybeth Rasonable shared, "Siyempre masaya and proud na halos dito lumaki si Julie Anne at nag-blossom 'yung career. Now she's doing hosting for The Clash…nakakatuwa, siyempre.‬

‪"Mapa-music, she also does acting and comedy, at award-winning siya so kami na parang mga magulang niya rito, natutuwa kami," she added.‬

Julie Anne is currently seen in GMA shows The Clash, Sunday Pinasaya and Studio7.

“Unforgettable” Earns P5.1 Million on Opening Day

Viva Films' latest offering "Unforgettable," a family movie starring Sarah Geronimo and her furry leading man Milo, earned a total of P5.1 million on its opening day.

Now showing in more than 200 cinemas nationwide, the movie also stars Gina Pareno, Ara Mina, Kim Molina, Meg Imperial, and with the special participation of Regine Velasquez, Marco Gumabao, Yayo Aguila, Arlene Muhlach, Dennis Padilla, Tirso Cruz III, Cherie Gil Alessandra de Rossi, Empoy Marquez, and Anne Curtis.

Under the direction of Perci Intalan and Jun Robles Lana, the movie is rated "G" by the MTRCB.

October 20, 2019

A Lost Love Comes Back in “ABS-CBN’s Korean Series “I Have a Lover,” Premieres October 21 Before “It’s Showtime”

Witness a lost love and memory come back with a vengeance in the hit Korean series "I Have a Lover," starting this Monday (October 21) at 11:30 am on ABS-CBN.‬
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‪Marvin (Ji Jin-Hee) and Aira's (Kim Hyun-joo) start to drift apart after the death of their daughter, as Aira forces herself to move on, while Marvin continues to grieve. The gradual change in their relationship eventually leads to Marvin's affair with his student, Sofia (Park Han-byul).‬
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‪Upon learning of the affair, a devastated Aira soon gets involved in a mysterious car accident, which results to her memory loss. Years later, Marvin, who believes Aira is long dead, comes face to face with a woman who eerily resembles her. As old feelings come rushing back, Marvin tries to pursue her, but not without great struggle: the woman does not know who he is, insisting she isn't the woman he claims her to be, but someone named Yolly, who is now married to another man.‬
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‪With Marvin trying to win the heart of Yolly, his relationship with Sofia begins to fall apart and even more complications soon arise.‬
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‪Will he be able to bring healing to his scarred marriage and reunite with Aira? Or will Sofia have her way and keep Marvin all to herself?‬
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‪Catch "I Have a Lover" when it premieres this Monday (October 21) at 11:30 am, replacing "Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit."‬
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‪For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.‬

Black Eyed Peas to Perform “RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)” at SEA Games Closing Ceremony in PH on December 11

‪Pacing for the most-anticipated comeback in recent memory, Black Eyed Peas resurface with a smash on par with their legendary run of hits…‬

‪The six-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, genre-bending pioneers x history-making reggaeton superstar J Balvin - who remains one of the hottest acts in the globe today and possibly the biggest Latin star of the millennium - share a new collaborative single entitled "RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)" today. This marks the group's first release under their newly minted deal with Epic Records. Uniting these two titans, this is undoubtedly the biggest song of 2019, to say the least.‬

‪Watch the song's music video at https://youtu.be/EzKkl64rRbM.

‪The song heralds the arrival of the anxiously awaited Bad Boys For Life Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album. It lands in stores and at all digital retailers on January 10. Meanwhile, the mega-anticipated Bad Boys For Life - starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence - opens in Philippine theaters on January 2020. It stands out as the third installment of the classic Bad Boys franchise, one of the most successful action series of all-time.‬

‪"RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)" similarly captures the high-octane action the franchise remains known for. Breaking boundaries, it fuses Black Eyed Peas' inimitable hybrid of hip-hop and pop with Balvin's incendiary and infectious take on reggaeton. Fittingly, the word "Ritmo" translates to "Rhythm" in English. The song impacts Top 40, Latin, and Rhythm Crossover on Monday November 4. Meanwhile, Colin Tilley [Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna] helmed the accompanying music video intercut with explosive sequences from the movie.‬

‪After two decades signed to Jimmy Iovine's Interscope Records, Black Eyed Peas find a home with Sylvia Rhone at Epic Records. They join an iconic roster and align with the culture's most trusted label.‬

‪Black Eyed Peas co-founder will.i.am said, "I wanted to reimagine 'The Rhythm of the Night' by Corona and give it a minimal, futurist, afro-fused reggaeton vibe. The final song and video feel like the classic next level futurism that the Black Eyed Peas are all about."‬

‪Last week, Black Eyed Peas jetted to Brazil to co-Headline RockInRio. Meanwhile, they appeared on Luciano Hucks' show the day after. Next up, they fly to Australia & New Zealand for the next leg of their tour, and then wrap up on stage at closing ceremony of the SEA Games in the Philippines on December 11 for a performance of "RITMO (Bad Boys For Life)."‬

Coco Martin and “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” Cast Delight Bicolanos at Penafrancia Festival


Bicolanos had a lot to be thankful for during the Penafrancia Festival as the stars of "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano," led by Coco Martin, added color and joy to the cheerful event through the Kapamilya Karavan.

 

Coco Martin and Yassi Pressman sent a shockwave of kilig to Bicolanos who trooped to SM City Naga's open parking area as they entertained them with romantic song and dance numbers.

 

Laughter also erupted at the venue as "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" stars Basilyo, Smugglaz, PJ Endrinal, and Empoy made sure that Bicolanos had the time of their lives with their favorite Kapamilya stars.

 

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN Regional through its Bicol station, also expressed solidarity with the festival when it aired a three-hour comprehensive coverage of the Penafrancia festival titled, "Misyon na may Puson Joven Kaiba ni Maria." It featured the Fluvial Procession of the images of Our Lady of Penafrancia and El Divino Rostro (the Holy Face of Jesus) to the Basilica Minore.

 

There was also a livestream of the momentous events via the Choose Philippines website so devotees who were unable to attend the religious tradition did not miss anything. 

 

The Kapamilya Karavan is heading next to Bacolod City on October 19 for the Masskara Festival, where it will bring the cast of "Sandugo," including Aljur Abrenica, Ejay Falcon, Elisse Joson, and Jessy Mendiola, and the stars of "The Killer Bride" led by Janella Salvador and Joshua Garcia with Geoff Eigenmann and the 1st Asian Contents Awards Best Actress, Maja Salvador. Kapamilyas in Bacolod can catch them at the Gaisano City Parking Lot at 4 pm, or like in previous festivals, watch the program via livestreaming on the Choose Philippines YouTube channel.  

 

The Kapamilya Karavan is an initiative of the ABS-CBN Regional, which aims to bring the Kapamilya experience closer to Filipino viewers in the provinces.

 

Get highlights from the Kapamilya Karavan with the cast of "Sandugo" and "The Killer Bride" on the official ABS-CBN Regional Facebook pages (@abscbnregionalofficial, @abscbnregionalevents). For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or go to www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom/

‘Kapuso Milyonation KrisMasaya’ to Give Away More Than P10 Million this Holiday Season

GMA Network ushers in the holiday season with over P10 million worth of prizes to be given away via Kapuso Milyonation KrisMasaya 2019!

Now on its 15th season, the Network's longest-running and successful promo has enabled its previous winners from various parts of the country to set up their own small businesses, invest and grow their first million, and even help their family with their immediate needs.

This year's Kapuso Milyonation KrisMasaya will draw five (5) grand winners of P1 million cash each from the participating sponsors, weekly appliance prizes, and weekly cash prizes which are all tax-free.

Participants must simply enclose a proof-of-purchase in a plain white envelope from any of the participating brands for this season's Kapuso Milyonation KrisMasaya: MILO®, BEAR BRAND® Fortified Powdered Milk Drink, BEAR BRAND Adult Plus®, NESCAFÉ Creamy White, and AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning.

On a piece of paper, participants must write their complete name, age, address, contact number, and handwritten signature. At the back of the envelope, participants must write "Kapuso Milyonation KrisMasaya", the brand of the enclosed proof-of-purchase, and their region of residence.

For a merrier Christmas, participants can get a chance to win additional prizes if they include a sari-sari store partner in their entry, where the store owners can receive special prizes too! Participants must simply include the store details by writing the name and complete address of a valid sari-sari store, as well as the contact details of the store owner.

Entries can be submitted at designated drop boxes in GMA TV and Radio stations, and select Mercury Drug and Cebuana Lhuillier branches nationwide. Sending of entries is from October 12, 2019 to January 3, 2020.

The lucky winners will be announced on-air within GMA-7 and will be posted at www.gmanetwork.com/GMAPromos and www.facebook.com/GMAPromos.

Meanwhile, the public is reminded to be careful of scam texts using the names of GMA Network and GMA Kapuso Milyonation in order to solicit money. GMA Kapuso Milyonation notifies winners via voice call and SMS using its official numbers, and will not ask for money or anything in exchange to claim prizes.

For inquiries and other details, call Kapuso Milyonation's Official Promo Hotline: 8-922-7372 (Metro Manila) or 1800-10-922-7372 (Outside Metro Manila).

Per DOH-FDA CFRR Permit No. 1212 s. 2019.

“Watchmen” Premieres on HBO and HBO GO on SKY

"Watchmen," Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' 1980s graphic novel gets reimagined in HBO's new series that's set to premiere on October 21.

 

Veteran actors Don Johnson, Regina King, and Jeremy Irons are set to lead the newest HBO series, with Nicole Kassell directing the pilot from a script written by the Emmy-winning producer of "The Leftovers," Damon Lindelof.

 

"Watchmen" is more an extension of the popular graphic novel than an adaptation and is set in an alternate world of 2019 where masked vigilantes roam the streets. In this 9-episode show, Angela Abar (Regina King) is a detective who becomes a vigilante named Sister Night. 

 

According to Lindelof in his interview at this year's New York Comic Con,  "I had such reverence for the original material and just doing that again wasn't necessarily what I wanted to see as a fan," he said. "It was very much of its time, yes it's an alternate history [of the 1980s] but I still felt a lot of things were are represented in the graphic novel. So I asked myself, 'What happened afterwards?," he added. 

 

"Watchmen" premieres on Monday 21 October 9 AM (10 AM from 4 November) on HBO GO and HBO with a replay on HBO on the same day at 10 PM while new episodes premiere every Monday.  

 

Don't miss this exciting show and subscribe now to HBO GO only on SKY for as low as P150/month.


Visit mysky.com.ph/hbogo for more details.

Jeric Gonzales to Release His Version of INTRoVOYS Hit Song ‘Line To Heaven’


Aside from his upcoming soap "Magkaagaw," Kapuso actor Jeric Gonzales also ventures into the music scene.

On his Instagram stories, Jeric gave a sneak preview of his recording session with GMA Music.

In an interview with GMANetwork.com, Jeric said he's been gearing up for this new single for quite some time already.

"In terms of music, meron akong single na ginawa at na-record ko na siya.

Pero nasa marketing nalang kung kelan siya ire-release either this year or next year.

"Yung isang song, revival lang siya ng INTRoVOYS na 'Line To Heaven.' Magandang song siya.

Nagkasundo na 'yung manager ko at saka si Paco [Arespacochaga] 'yung sa INTRoVOYS na pwede kong kantahin ulit.

"It's about time rin naman at saka maganda rin 'yung song."

October 19, 2019

Globe Studios Produced Film “Dead Kids” Makes History as First Filipino Netflix Original Film


After 'Birdshot' and 'Eerie,' another Mikhail Red helmed film is making it to Netflix.


Globe Studios partners with Netflix to bring Filipino film 'Dead Kids' exclusively to the global internet entertainment service.


Dead Kids is a story based on true events, that touches on an exciting mix of friendship, coming-of-age, thriller, and crime rolled into one, societal eye-opening movie. 


The cast is composed of several young actors including Sue Ramirez, Khalil Ramos, Markus Paterson, Vance Larena, alongside rising young stars Kelvin Miranda, Gabby Padilla, and Jan Silverio.


Director Mikhail Red said, "It has always been my dream as a filmmaker to bring Filipino cinema to a global audience. I am so glad and honored for Dead Kids to be a Netflix Film, which is a testament to the world-class talent here in the Philippines. Netflix is the perfect platform for the film to gain international spotlight, and we wouldn't be here without the hard work and determination of our cast, crew, and of course, Globe Studios. I hope people around the world will appreciate Dead Kids, and I hope this also helps open doors for more Filipino filmmakers."


"In our commitment to provide a variety of content that span geographical and cultural borders, Dead Kids brings our members around the world closer to the Philippines by experiencing a story that is written, shot, and produced completely in the Philippines, showcasing local Filipino talent, and based on events that would resonate with viewers both in the Philippines and abroad," said Raphael Phang, Manager of Content Acquisition for SEA at Netflix. 


Ernest Cu, President and CEO of Globe said, "We have been working with Netflix since they first launched in the Philippines. Since then, we've celebrated a number of milestones together, including making Netflix more easily accessible for Filipino viewers through pre-paid promotions, video data plans, and an integrated billing option, as well as our first content partnership when they acquired Birdshot in 2018. It is our greatest honor that they chose Globe Studios' Dead Kids to be a Netflix Film, and I can't wait to see what everyone says about it."


Dead Kids tells a compelling story about a socially awkward teen who bonds with a group of misfits who plots to take out the school's arrogant rich kid, that is until their kidnapping scheme turns deadly. Dead Kids is set to premiere on Netflix later this year.

“Hello, Love, Goodbye” Nominated for Best Film at 2019 AACTA

"Hello, Love, Goodbye," Philippines' highest grossing film of all time starring Kapamilya Blockbuster Queen Kathryn Bernardo and Asia's Multimedia Star, just got nominated for Best Asian Film by the 2019 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts.

It's the second film from the Philippines to get a nod from the AACTA after Mikhail Red's Birdshot in 2017.

The Star Cinema produced Cathy Garcia-Molina movie will compete against South Korea's "Parasite" and films from India, China, and Japan.

Heading this year's jury is Oscar winner Russell Crowe.

The 2019 AACTA will be held in Sydney, Australia on December 4.

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