December 8, 2019

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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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.

Sarah Geronimo Opens First ABS-CBN TVplus Fun Familya Day with a Bang


Kapamilya stars, led by Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo, treated over a thousand Kapamilyas to a fun-filled afternoon in the first ABS-CBN TVplus Fun Familya Day at the Vista Mall Taguig last Saturday (October 13).

 

The 'ASAP' mainstay electrified the stage as she sang her hit song "Tala" while Hashtag members Mccoy de Leon, Maru Delgado, Tom Doromal, and Jameson Blake got everyone off their seats with their sexy dance moves.

 

The crowd went wild as PBB Otso Batch Four Big Four ex- housemates, Kiara Takahasi, Wealand Ferrer, Argel Saycon, and Akie Poblete with PBB Otso Batch Three ex-housemates Ashley del Mundo and Tan Rocal performed a song and dance number in the event. 

 

'Bidaman' finalists, Wize Estabillo, Ron Macapagal, Eris Gonzaga, and Team 'Yey' kids roused the audience with various games promoting the channels of ABS-CBN TVPlus, YeY, Cinemo, Movie Central, and Asianovela Channel.

 

Completing the treats for families were Jeepney TV which promoted its upcoming 7th year anniversary with games while Trabahanap had a mini job fair. ABS-CBN TVplus Go, on the other hand, did a raffle of TVplus Go merchandise with a performance of its Team GV Ronda. 

 

The chance to give joy to families proved to be an exhilarating experience for Kiara, who reminisced her experience as a fan. 

 

"Very honored and happy kasi iba yung feeling na nakakapagpasaya ng tao. I was just an audience before so alam ko yung nararamdaman na nanood ka tapos nakikita mo yung iniidolo mo sumayaw at nagpeperform sa harap mo at now na kami naman ang nagpapasaya so super happy," the "PBB Otso" second placer shared.

#UAAPSeason82 Goes “All for More” on Digital




Dunks. Clutch baskets. Explosions. Name it and you've seen it in UAAP Season 82.

 

The UAAP, which fans follow on S+A, LIGA, sports.abs-cbn.com, and iWant, delivers action, captivates Filipinos, and generates international buzz.

 

While the UAAP has always been trending on social media, this season is shaping up to be special in terms of online engagement across all ABS-CBN Sports social media platforms.

 

On the ABS-CBN Sports Facebook page (1.3M followers), UAAP-related posts from August 26 to September 16 generated a total of 168 million impressions and 1.5 million interactions. Engagement was especially high on September 4 during the UP-FEU game. In this game, UP Fighting Maroon Ricci Rivero announced his return to the UAAP with a ridiculous alley-oop dunk that went viral, bringing in 7.8 million views and almost 400,000 interactions to the page.

 

Rivero's highlight did not just end up on the Facebook timelines and news feeds of Filipino basketball fans, as global sports media outlets like Bleacher Report, Yahoo Sports, and Ballislife shared ABS-CBN Sports' video of the dunk for the whole world to see.

 

Other UAAP first round highlights featuring UP's Kobe Paras, UST's Rhenz Abando, and DLSU's Jamie Malonzo also generated millions of views and thousands of comments on Facebook with fans praising the athleticism of players and the intensity of action early in the season.

"UAAP fans enjoy watching highlights for two reasons," veteran sports anchor Mico Halili, who also serves as ABS-CBN Sports' digital head, says. "They watched the game and want to relive and share the exciting moment with friends, or they missed the game and want to catch up on what everyone on social is talking about. We're here to give UAAP fans what they want on digital." 

 

It's the same story on ABS-CBN Sports Twitter (1.3M followers) where fans get real-time updates and highlights of the games. Twitter engagement shot up to never before seen levels for UAAP-related posts. Within August 28 to September 24 this year, there have been 77.4 million impressions and 1.93 million profile visits recorded on the platform.

 

ABS-CBN Sports Instagram account also experienced a surge with its followers and engagement growing at a faster pace. Users are drawn to click and watch highlight videos on the account with poster-like thumbnails featuring UAAP stars. UAAP athletes themselves like and share the content on the platform, which now has 170k followers.

 

While most of the credit rightfully goes to awesome play of all eight teams in the UAAP,  the enhanced quality of the content created by the ABS-CBN Sports Digital team also helps fuel social media engagement.

 

Beyond the highlights, the digital team also serves fans with original content that makes the UAAP experience even more engaging online. Leading to the opening of UAAP Season 82, the ABS-CBN Sports Digital team launched several originals to put fans in UAAP mode: "MIXTAPE" featured memorable moments from UAAP Season 81 and "#KillerCrossover" allowed UAAP stars to share their passions outside of basketball. 

 

During the first round of UAAP Season 82, fans on ABS-CBN Sports social media platforms watched and shared digital features on breakout games by Rey Suerte of UE, Val Chauca of Adamson, and Dave Ildefonso of NU and thrilling games like the Ateneo-UST first round showdown. 

 

Halili reveals that there is both art and science behind the UAAP engagement generated by ABS-CBN Sports on social media.

 

"The main ingredient is capturing fun, dramatic and exciting moments from the games," he shared. "Guided by our love for sports, the data provided by our analytics team, and our mission to serve the fan, we choose what storylines to focus on and decide how to share these stories in the best way. When we select highlights or write captions, the key for ABS-CBN Sports is to know what UAAP fans want."

 

ABS-CBN Sports is the sports arm of the country's leading media and entertainment organization, which is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company with the biggest online presence among local media networks and a growing list of digital platforms.

 

Meanwhile, UAAP Season 82 men's basketball enters the second round on October 5. Fans can watch the games live on ABS-CBN S+A on free TV, on LIGA on cable, and online via iWant or sports.abs-cbn.com. Enjoy more of the UAAP experience by following @ABSCBNSports on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, or by visiting sports.abs-cbn.com.

QCinema International FilmFest Winners - Full List


The annual QCinema International Film Festival on Friday handed out Pylon Awards to winning entries, actors, and filmmakers.

Here's the complete list of winners, in order of announcement:

  • Audience Choice Award, QCShorts Competition: "Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss"
  • Audience Choice Award, Asian Next Wave Competition: "Cleaners"
  • Gender Sensitivity Award, Asian Next Wave Competition: "Babae at Baril"
  • Best Screenplay, Asian Next Wave Competition: Glenn Barit, "Cleaners"
  • Best Artistic Contribution, Asian Next Wave Competition: Lee Chatametikool (Editing), "Nakorn-Sawan"
  • Special Jury Prize, QCShorts Competition: "Tokwifi" (Carla Pulido Ocampo)
  • Best Actress, Asian Next Wave Competition: Janine Gutierrez, "Babae at Baril"
  • Best Actor, Asian Next Wave Competition: Por Silatsa, "The Long Walk"
  • Best Director, Asian Next Wave Competition: Rae Red, "Babae at Baril"
  • Best Film, QCShorts Competition: "Judy Free" (Che Tagyamon)
  • Netpac Jury Prize, Asian Next Wave Competition: "Suburban Birds" (Sheng Qiu, China/Taiwan)
  • Best Film, Asian Next Wave Competition: "Cleaners" (Glenn Barit, Philippines)

October 17, 2019

Multi-Faceted Actress Maja Salvador Joins the Jollibee Family as the Newest Face of “Super Meals

 

Jollibee proudly introduces the latest member of its ever-growing family of endorsers - actress, dancer, and singer Maja Salvador as the newest face of Jollibee Super Meals.

 

Maja Salvador, a self-professed loyal Jollibee fan since childhood, was a natural choice for the Philippines' leading fast food company to endorse Jollibee Super Meals thanks to her many talents that made her an enduring icon of Philippine showbiz for 16 years. The all-star offering puts together Jollibee's iconic and best-tasting favorites - Chickenjoy, Burger Steak, and Jolly Spaghetti - in one meal!


"We're really happy to welcome Maja to our Jollibee family," says Joseph Aruta, Jollibee Senior Marketing Manager for Value Platforms Category. "With her multiple talents of exceptional acting, singing, and dancing and her long, enduring, and award-winning career in entertainment, we couldn't find anyone else who's a better fit for Jollibee Super Meals. We're so excited about the stories we could tell with Maja."

 

Salvador reveals that she and her family have been huge Jollibee fans since her childhood to the present, always having her favorite Jollibee meals during both special occasions and regular cravings. She loves combining different Jollibee favorites whenever she eats, especially when she's super hungry. This is where the Super Meals, with all the iconic items already combined, come in really handy.


"With Super Meals, nandoon lahat. They're such a crowd favorite! Jollibee really understood the needs of the practical Pinoys!" she says. "When they want to treat themselves to some good food, they still want something sulit and complete with all their favorites."

 

The Super Meals are also a great stress reliever for Salvador in her work. "Pag sobrang hirap ng scenes ko sa mga teleserye, sasabihin ko talaga, 'I deserve to eat my favorite meals!' Lahat kakainin ko, may combinations, Chickenjoy and Spaghetti, or Burger Steak and Spaghetti," she shares.

 

Jollibee also released their first Super Meals commercial with Maja Salvador, showcasing her showbiz prowess and talents. The TVC shines a deserving spotlight on her super amazing talents in acting, singing, and dancing, showing how having all these skills and pulling them off exceptionally made her a true Filipino crowd favorite for so many years, much like people's all-time favorites Chickenjoy, Burger Steak, and Jolly Spaghetti being put together in one Super Meal for them to easily enjoy.

 

Get the Chickenjoy with Burger Steak and Half Jolly Spaghetti Super Meal for only PHP 150, Chickenjoy with 3-pcs. Shanghai and Half Jolly Spaghetti Super Meal for PHP 132, or the Yumburger with Half Jolly Spaghetti and Regular Fries Super Meal for PHP 102. All products come with rice and drink to complete the meal! These are available for dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, and delivery, in all Jollibee stores nationwide.

 

For more updates and info on Jollibee products, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.


*Prices may vary.

Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, and Other Hottest Bollywood Celebrities Invade Zee Sine on SKY

 

SKY continues to push the boundaries of content offerings with the expansion of Zee Sine, the first and only Tagalized Bollywood channel in the country, with shows that feature Indian cinema's brightest stars, including former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, Miss World Aishwarya Rai, and Hollywood celebrity Priyanka Chopra.

 

Aside from Sushmita Sen, Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, among the celebrities that fans can expect to catch on the channel's upcoming features are Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, and many more. 

 

Developed with the taste and likes of the Filipino audience in mind, Zee Sine has a wide range of content - from drama, comedy, romance, action, thriller and musical, carefully selected based on stories relatable to its audience. 

 

In Zee Sine, the localization process goes as far as creating movie themes like Unli Tawa Monday, Hari ng Aksyon Thursday, Pinoy Bollywood Box Office, Star of the Month, Bollywood Divas and Kilig Monday. Even the original character names in the movie are changed to names familiar to the audience and the stories are told in a language close to the Filipino heart. 

 

Zee Sine offers three original movies and three original drama series on weekdays and five original movies on weekends and premieres three first airing movies every month, on weekends.

 

Alongside the movies, Zee Sine also brings TV series that feature the latest love teams from India in the afternoon on weekdays.

 

Come 2020, Zee Sine will continue to bring the biggest Bollywood blockbusters and award-winning drama series and more.

 

Zee Sine's pages on all social media platforms engages Bollywood fans across the country as it delivers the latest news, trends, movie teaser and trailers of the up and coming movies, trivia and updates on the celebrities are on Zee Sine's social media accounts. Fans also get an chance to win Channel merchandize in the monthly contests.

 

Zee Sine is a part of Zee Entertainment, which is available in 173 countries and entertaining over 1.3 billion viewers every day. Today, Zee Entertainment has 10 local audiences targeted channels across the world, and three in South East Asia.

 

Subscribers can enjoy Zee Sine on channel 112 for Metro Manila, channel 424 in Cebu and Davao via SKYcable Select for P20 pesos only.  SKYcable Select allows SKY customers with cable subscription the option to add channels to their existing channel lineup for a customized TV viewing experience.  For more details on ZEE Sine and other SKY products and services, visit mysky.com.ph, call the Sales hotline (02) 418 0000 or your local SKY office, or visit SKYzone or SKY office nearest you.

October 16, 2019

Sarah Geronimo’s Wish Comes True via the Dog Movie “Unforgettable”


One more dream has come true for Sarah Geronimo. The Popstar Royalty and Box Office Queen is starring in a full-length dog movie, a project which she has long wanted to do. Conceptualized and co-directed by the multi-awarded and internationally acclaimed director Jun Lana (Die Beautiful, Bwakaw) and award-winning filmmaker Perci Intalan (Bwakaw, Distance, Dementia), and featuring Milo, the Jack Russell Terrier with numerous viral videos, this Viva Films presentation promises to be truly "Unforgettable".

Sarah plays Jasmine, a young woman on a journey to Baguio. Her goal is to bring Happy to her sick grandmother. The moment Happy came into Jasmine's life, the dog proved to be a blessing. Now Jasmine believes that Happy would be instrumental to her grandmother's healing.

As the two make their way to the City of Pines, they meet different kinds of people. With Jasmine's sharp memory and Happy's remarkable skills, they are able to help people somehow, touching lives in every place they pass by. And every step brings them closer to the person whose life Jasmine wants to save the most.

"Iba siyang magmahal" goes the tagline of "Unforgettable". The movie shows that special human-animal bond, compassion for our fellowmen, and the willingness to go the extra mile for our family – different kinds of love that make a mark in the mind and in the heart.

"It's a different role. Very challenging for me," Sarah said in an interview after winning the Best Actress award from the PMPC Star Awards for her role in "Miss Granny". Popsters need not worry because their idol always gives her best in her performances. Director Jun Lana said so himself on his Twitter post on June 6th: "I know Sarah just won Best Actress. But her performance today is a whole new level of brilliance. #onetakeactress #unforgettableday2"

The incredible tricks of Milo are certainly something to look forward to in this movie. This wonder dog also starred in Vice Ganda's box office hit, "Fantastica". As early as 2017, Milo has been appearing in various TV programs, showcasing his ability to play dead, roll, spin nonstop, jump through his master's arms, remove his master's socks, do a massage, and even pray before eating! No wonder Sarah said that she was always excited about going to the set and seeing Milo. Milo was only 2 months old when his owner Daryl Tristan Huertas started to train him.

As if the Sarah-Milo tandem is not enough, big stars like Regine Velasquez, Anne Curtis, Cherie Gil, Tirso Cruz III, Yayo Aguila, Ara Mina, Kim Molina, Meg Imperial and Gina PareƱo complete the cast.

Witness unforgettable love in "Unforgettable". This could be that kind of movie you'll remember for the rest of your life.

Opens in cinemas on October 23, 2019.

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