September 8, 2017

MayWard, KissMarc and "The Voice Teens" Headline ASAP #ASAPRaintastic on September 10

It’s a raintastic Sunday afternoon in “ASAP” as “Loving In Tandem” lead stars Kisses Delavin, Marco Gallo, Edward Barber, and Maymay Entrata and pop rock royalty Yeng Constantino join the party together with “The Voice Teens” idols Isabela Vinzon, Jeremy Glinoga, and Jona Soquite.

Be amazed with the big shot talents from “Little Big Shots” kids, Charley, the bellydancer, JM, the hiphop dancer, and Zianne, the young cheerleader, as they show off in the “ASAP” stage with Maja Salvador, Janella Salvador plus Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil.

Viewers are also in for a must see treat from BilboardPH’s chart toppers Inigo Pascual, Jona, and KZ Tandingan.

“ASAPinoy,” meanwhile, pays tribute to the songs of Dingdong Avanzado to be led by tribute master Gary Valenciano with Gino Padilla, Luke Mejares plus Dingong’s wife Jessa and daughter, Jayda Zaragoza and more.

Finally, don’t miss the chance to hear Birit Queen Klarisse de Guzman’s newest single. 

Don’t miss “ASAP” this Sunday (Sept. 10), 11:45 AM, on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). Catch up via or for Sky subscribers. Don’t forget to share your thoughts this Sunday using the official hashtag #ASAPRaintastic.

TAPA KING Celebrates 30 Years of Sarap Home-Cooked Meals with its First Celebrity Endorser BASTE DUTERTE

For 30 years, Tapa King has been the go-to place for Filipino home-cooked spread served with no frills and no pretentions. As they celebrate their 30th anniversary, the established Filipino food chain launched their very first and newest endorser–TV show host and businessman Sebastian “Baste” Duterte, the perfect celebrity to represent the brand.

We’re celebrating our 30th anniversary by introducing someone who completely embodies the way we serve food,” said Tapa King President and CEO Beatrice Magallanes. “Baste has authentic Filipino grit, the kind who eats without pretense. What you see is what you get with him, which is essentially how we are.”

In this modern age where everything is filtered and curated, Tapa King remains a simple haven and stands out by being one of the few remaining places where people can just be themselves and eat as if they were home.


This is what Baste love about Tapa King. “Pagdating sa pagkain, I’m the type who enjoys what I want, kahit saan pa man ‘yan. Wala nang arte-arte. The best for me ‘pag relax lang, when it makes me feel at home. ‘Yun yung gusto ko sa Tapa King – ‘yung parang may lutong-bahay kang mauuwian,” he said. When asked about his favorite he said that he likes Tapa Flakes, with its best-tasting original Tapa recipe, served with garlic rice, sunny side up egg and atchara.

Tapa King’s original Tapa recipe has been around for years. What began in 1987 as a humble intent to provide classic home-style Pinoy favorites along Gallardo Street in Makati, Tapa King has now grown into a well known provider of pure meal goodness with over 100 branches in Luzon, Vizayas, and Mindanao. To date, they have four branches outside the Philippines, three in Dubai and one in Singapore.

Tapa King prides itself in serving meals from a menu of delectable Pinoy favorites. Whether you’re up for classic Tapa, Tocino, Longganisa, Danggit or Beef Steak, Tapa King can bring you what you crave for and more. They even serve comfort Pinoy food staples like Beef Kare-Kare and Bulalo.

Authentic and purely uninhibited, Tapa King offers home-cooked indulgence at its finest – the kind that anyone with a healthy appetite will want to come home to,” Beatrice adds.


For Tapa King‘s complete menu and delivery information, visit or like their Facebook page at

For franchising, please call 0917-727-8272 (TAPA).

September 7, 2017

3 Reasons to Watch Daniel Radcliffe's Rom-Com "What If" on TAG TV

Daniel Radcliffe takes off his wizard robe and transforms into a friendzoned boy-next-door who thinks he already met the one in the romantic comedy film “What If,” airing on cable channel TAG TV this weekend.

Wallace (Daniel) is a med school dropout nursing a broken heart who unexpectedly encounters Chantry (Zoe Kazan) at a house party. The two connect right away until Chantry shoves Wallace away and reveals that she has a boyfriend.

Here are three reasons why “What If” is a must-watch rom-com flick:

1.    It’s “When Harry Met Sally” for millennials.

Peter Travers compared the film to a rom-com classic in “This rom-com is really an updated take on ‘When Harry Met Sally’… for millennials. Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan spin sweet magic out of blah-blah-blah clichés. I like when that happens.”

2.    Adorable casting.

Jordan Hoffman cited the film’s great casting in He wrote, “through it all, though, anyone without a heart black as coal will sit in the theater transforming into human mush and mumbling “aww”.The reason for this – above all else – is the casting. Radcliffe and Kazan are adorable and vulnerable and sincere in equal measure, but this really is Radcliffe’s movie.”

3.    Sparkling performances.

According to Justin Chang of, “their endless dithering is made not just tolerable but ingratiating thanks to sparkling performances and a level of wit, whimsy and self-conscious genre riffery that never gets in the way of emotional sincerity.”

Catch the surprising love story in “What If” airing on cable channel TAG TV this Saturday (September 9) at 8pm with replay on Sunday (Sept. 10) at 10am. Tag TV brings Filipino-dubbed foreign films showcasing a collection of rom-coms, dramas, action-packed movies, thrillers, comedies, and the freshest Hollywood and Asian titles.

TAG TV is available on Skycable Channel 77 and Sky Direct Channel 44. For more information, like TAG TV on Facebook and follow its official Twitter and Instagram accounts (@TagTVph).

Story of Unsung Hero Who Saved More Than 30 Lives During War in Marawi Aired this Saturday on "MMK"

“MMK” sheds light on the story of an unsung hero who sacrificed his own safety to protect and guide more than 30 fellow Christians as they struggled to survive in a basement during the height of the armed conflict in Marawi City this Saturday (September 9) in “MMK.”

As soon as the war broke out, Loloy (John Estrada) immediately brought his wife Grace (Lara Quigaman) and son Brian (Zaijian Jaranilla) to safety and went straight to his Muslim employers’ house.

They were about to leave the city when more than 30 teachers and school staff, who also sought refuge in the same residence, begged them to stay. Risking his family’s chance at survival, Loloy together with Grace and Brian heeded their call and stayed with the group.

For eleven days, Loloy did his best to take care of everyone. But things started to become hard for all of them when their food and water supplies depleted. A different challenge awaited them when they had to leave the house and run for their lives to reach the military safe zone.

How did Loloy lead everyone to safety? What did he do when his son suddenly wanted to give up the fight?

Loloy is among those featured in Jeff Canoy and Val Cuenca’s special online report titled "Buhay Pa Kami" published via ABS- CBN News Online. The report created a buzz and was widely shared on social media for its heartwarming stories about the different people affected by the war in Marawi.

Joining this upcoming episode are Claire Ruiz, Jai Agpangan, Carla Martinez, Lester Llansang, Milo Elmido, Mara Lopez, Gilleth Sandico, Hazel Faith dela Cruz, Jomari Angeles, Jackie Leus, Micah Muñoz, Martha Comia, Lowell Coñales, Roy Requejo, and Zeppi Borromeo. The episode is directed by Dado Lumibao and written by Mae Rose Balanay at Arah Jell Badayos. “MMK” is led by Business Unit Head Roda C. dela Cerna and  Star Creatives COO Malou Santos.

Don’t miss the longest-running drama anthology in Asia, “MMK,” every Saturday after “Little Big Shots” on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). Catch its latest for Sky subscribers . For more updates, follow @mmkofficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Jacob Muñez and Joy Wu Crowned as Mr and Miss Chinatown 2017, Late Telecast to be Aired September 10 on ABS-CBN Sunday’s Best

Former US Army officer Jacob Muñez and Davaoena masscom student Joy Wu were crowned Mr and Miss Chinatown 2017. The pageant was held at Solaire Hotel and Casino.

The Mr. and Miss Chinatown pageant aims to strengthen Filipino and Chinese relations. The event is also a fusion of modern and traditional customs that highlight Chinoy heritage.

Ms Chinatown 2017 Joy Wu, 21 is currently pursuing a degree in Mass Communication at the Ateneo de Davao University.  Joy will represent the Philippines   in the 2018 Miss Chinese International pageant in Hong Kong.

Mr. Chinatown 2017 Jacob Munez 25 served in the US Army for six years. Before settling back to the Philippines in 2016 he was based in the  Hawaii, Iraq, Seattle, Korea and Kuwait

Title holders Joy Wu and Jacob Munez were also the proud recipients of the ‘Darling of the Press’ award during the Mr and Miss Chinatown 2017 press presentation.

Other pageant winners are first runners-up Martin Sy and Angela Elpa and  second runners-up, Allen Wu and Kency Ongkeko.

The winners will receive P200,000; P100,000; and P50,000 worth of cash and prizes.


Directed by Paolo Valenciano “2017 Mr & Ms Chinatown” will be aired on Sunday, Sept. 10, on ABS-CBN’s Sunday’s Best.

September 4, 2017

5 Places You're Likely to Encounter an "Anino"

Every Pinoy grew up hearing scary tales of supernatural creatures, otherwise known as "anino," from our parents, grandparents, yayas, and classmates. Many stories were told to make us stay away from certain places else we encounter various "anino"— creatures of the darkness responsible for weird, unexplainable occurrences.

Whether you want to avoid the supernatural altogether or actually go looking for them, iWant TV's original digital horror series "Umbra" tells the vivid stories behind different "anino" from all over the country that won't fail to creep us out—especially when you find yourself in locations where they're usually found.

1. Cemeteries in Mindoro

We've all heard of the "White Lady" in different forms, but the White Lady of Mindoro, Batangas, is known as "Lugay" for her long white hair. Lugay is said to creep around cemeteries, catching a ride on her victims' cars and motorcycles as they drive by. Next time you're at a cemetery, beware of this ghostly creature - many locals from generations ago and to this day still swear by real-life encounters with Lugay.

2. Wooded areas, antique shops, and antique furniture in or from the Ilocos Region

Ever heard of stories of sudden, unexplained deaths where the victim goes to sleep and never wakes up? Philippine folkore, especially in Ilocos will probably blame it on the dreaded "bangungot," brought on by the forest creature "Batibat" that resides in old trees. As the legend goes, old trees cut down for use in houses and furniture can anger Batibat, who in turn attacks the humans sleeping near the remnants of the cut-down trees. The Batibat sits on the chest of his victim, suffocating him in his sleep. Beware this ominous character when you're on a camping trip, trip to the province, or surrounded by antiques.

3. Old buildings, churches, and hospitals in Luzon and Visayas

Believers say that when the "Mangangatok" comes knocking on your door, you're in for a lot of bad luck, or worse, death. Storytellers warn urban dwellers as the Mangangatok roams the cities; this creature knocks on doors but isn't visible to its victims. Answering a Mangangatok's knock will make the dwellers inside a home its victims. Elders say that to avoid this, one must check carefully before opening their doors to unexpected knocks.

4. Capiz, Iloilo, and Antique

The "Manananggal" is one of the most famous beings in Filipino folkore, and they're found in these Visayan provinces. The Manananggal appears as a normal human by day, but turns into a scary, decapitated creature. As legend goes, the Mananggal's upper body flies off into the night to terrorize victims, often going for expectant mothers and killing them as they feed off the unborn child. Believers warn against taking trips to these places when pregnant, because some versions of the story tell of the Manananggal disguised as a doctor pretending to help, only to gather more victims for prey.

5. Rural, remote areas

This creepy creature in the form of a baby is one of the scariest stories told to children, since both infants and dolls could be a "Tiyanak." This scary creature is known in various cultures, but are said to abound in rural, remote provinces. According to myths, Tiyanaks are born when its parents are struggling; some versions will say a Tiyanak is born to attack an unfaithful father. Still other versions say the tiyanak is the ghost of an unwanted baby, or a baby who dies before birth. The tiyanak is a type of vampirical baby who is born to suck the life out of its victims, lurking in the dark and waiting to pounce on its victims.

"Umbra" is the first original horror animation series produced by ABS-CBN's iWant TV. Viewers can watch anytime, anywhere by creating an account on and by downloading the latest iWant TV App version from Google Play and the App Store. iWant TV is available to all ABS-CBNmobile, Smart, Sun, Talk 'n Text, PLDT Home, Globe and TM subscribers.

iWant TV is ABS-CBN's over-the-top content platform exclusively available in the Philippines. It gives Kapamilya fans access to their favorite shows online, wherever they go at any time they want. Users can keep up with Kapamilya teleseryes, shows, actors, and have access to exclusive content, with iWant TV's vast library of content, categorized and labelled conveniently.

Rapidly transitioning into a digital company, ABS-CBN leads all media networks in bringing its content online to address the change in the Filipinos' viewing habits. Aside from radio and television, ABS-CBN has also become the leader in the local music, film, cable TV, and publishing industries and is also the pioneer of digital television in the country.

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Contest: SKY Flies Lucky Subscribers to Watch The EMMYS Live in Los Angeles California, USA

SKY, the country's leading cable TV provider, will fly one SKY subscriber and a companion to walk the red carpet and watch the EMMYS® live.

The 69thPrimetime Emmy® Awards honors the best of television on September 18, 8 AM (Manila Time) at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. This year's awards is abuzz with the record nominations of HBO at 111, the most of any network for the 17th year in a row. Its most popular show last year, "Westworld" which nabbed a total of 22 nominations, ties (with Saturday Night Live) for the most of any program this year. Interested subscribers must have E! in their channel line-up and go to answer the form and the question, "Why do you want to watch the Emmy's live?" Deadline for entries is on September 3, 2017, while the draw for the winner will be on September 5.

The live TV coverage of the EMMYS® will be on LIFESTYLE (Mega Manila channel 52, Regional channel 40 or 601, and SKYdirect channel 31) on September 18, Monday at 8 AM. Join E! Live From The Red Carpet at the EMMYS® on September 18, Monday at 6 AM (Mega Manila SD channel 57, HD channel 207 and Regional SD channel 608, HD channel 744).

*Please accompany Westworld photo with the legal line.

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Contest: Join and Win an All-Expense Trip to Watch the "X Factor UK" Finale Live in UK

SKY, the country's leading cable TV provider, and RTL CBS Entertainment are teaming up to send one subscriber and a companion to watch the finale of the star-making talent show "The X Factor UK" in London in December. The singing competition that produced hitmakers James Arthur and Little Mix can be seen every Sunday and Monday, same day as the US, at 10:30 AM on RTL CBS Entertainment, with an encore at 9 PM.

The contest is open to all SKY subscribers with RTL CBS Entertainment in their channel line-up. Interested participants should go to to answer the form and say why they want to watch the "The X Factor UK" live.

Deadline for entries is on October 15, 2017 with the announcement of the winner on October 22.

RTL CBS Entertainment is on SD channel 53 and HD channel 196 in Mega Manila. Regional subscribers can view it on SD channel 616 and HD channel 739, while it's available to SKYdirect subscribers on channel 35.

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TFC Supports Martin Nievera's Historic Concerts in Las Vegas and Honolulu this September Labor Day weekend

It's rare for any artist to have almost back-to-back concerts in two of the biggest cities for entertainment – Las Vegas and Honolulu.  Moreover, it's even rarer for artists to hold such concerts in premier venues like the M Resort Spa Casino and Blue Note Jazz Club Restaurant.

But trust Philippine Concert King Martin Nievera to pull off such a feat.  After all, he has several records of being first in his colorful career as a live concert performer, recording artist, musician, composer, actor and producer. Martin was the first Goodwill Ambassador of ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel (TFC), the leading Filipino media and entertainment network. He was also the first Ambassador for the Bantay Bata Program of ABS-CBN Foundation which has become a model for child care, rescue and protection services. Most recently, Martin became TFC's first artist to perform the U.S. national anthem ahead of a Golden State Warriors game at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California back in March of this year. And these are just a few to mention because he also set records in terms of platinum record sales and concert attendance.

This September, TFC celebrates world-class Filipino American talent Martin Nievera in his historic Labor Day weekend special concerts in the U.S.

First, on September 2, Martin became the first Filipino American artist to perform at the swanky M Resort Spa Casino on Las Vegas Boulevard in Henderson, Nevada.  The location is near the affluent neighborhood of Southern Highlands.  Joining Martin in the concert was the legendary Society of Seven or S.O.S., one of the best variety show bands ever that started as The Fabulous Echoes in Hong Kong before adopting the S.O.S. name in the 60s in Hawaii. Here they became the concert destination for many Hawaiian locals and visitors at the Outrigger Waikiki Hotel for over 30 years.  Martin, whose father Bert Nieverawas a former member of S.O.S., created musical magic with the latest batch of this fabulous band. 

Then on September 4, Monday, Labor Day holiday in the U.S., Martin again becomes the first Filipino American talent to have not one, but two solo concerts at the Blue Note Hawaii on Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu. Blue Note Hawaii was borne out of a partnership between Outrigger Resorts and Blue Note Entertainment Group, owner of music clubs in New York, Washington D.C., Milan and two locations in Japan. Just as they claim, Blue Note Hawaii serves as the state's premier venue for world-renowned artists, from jazz and blues to Hawaiian favorites. Located in the former Society of Seven showroom inside Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort, Blue Note Hawaii features a wide range of musical entertainment – from local talent to international sensations – for limited engagements.  

These concerts of Martin, as of this writing, are SOLD OUT as seen on But you can take your chances and call 808.777.4890.

This is TFC offering a great way for everyone in the U.S. to celebrate with great music, fine dining and a wonderful experience with loved ones this Labor Day weekend.

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Daniel Padilla and Xian Lim Beat Paolo Ballesteros and Christian Bables in Star Awards Best Actor and Supporting Actor Recognition

In a surprise turn of events, Kapamilya actors Daniel Padilla and Xiam outshined this season's favorites Paolo Ballesteros and Christian Bables to earn the highest acting awards in the recently concluded Star Awards for Movies 2017.

Daniel won Best Actor for his performance in "Barcelona: A Love Untold" while Xian earned his Best Actor trophy for "Everything About Her". 

"Love You to The Stars and Back" actor Joshua Garcia earned his first acting award after winning New Movie Actor of the Year for MMFF 2016 movie entry "Vince, Kath & James".

Meanwhile, Vilma Santos (Everything About Her) and Nora Aunor (Kabisera) tied for Best Actress Award.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Movie Actress of the Year - (tie) Vilma Santos for Everything About Her and Nora Aunor for Kabisera
Movie Actor of the Year - Daniel Padilla for Barcelona: A Love Untold
Movie Supporting Actor of The Year - Xian Lim for Everything About Her
Movie Supporting Actress of the Year - Ana Capri for Laut
New Movie Actor of the Year - Joshua Garcia for Vince, Kath & James
New Movie Actress of The Year - Hasmine Killip for Pamilya Ordinaryo
Child Performer of the Year - Rhed Bustamante for Seklusyon
Movie Director of the Year - Jun Robles Lana for Die Beautiful
Movie of the Year - Die Beautiful
Movie Story Scorer of the Year - Everything About Her
Movie Sound Engineer of the Year - Seklusyon
Movie Original Theme Song of the Year - Imagine You and Me
Movie Production Designer of the Year - Seklusyon
Movie Cinematographer of the Year - Die Beautiful
Movie Editor of the Year - Die Beautiful
Movie Screenwriter of the Year - Die Beautiful

Indie Movie Director of the Year - Eduardo Roy for Pamilya Ordinaryo
Indie Movie of the Year - Pamilya Ordinaryo
Indie Movie Theme Song of the Year - Pauwi Na
Indie Movie Sound Engineer of the Year - Kusina
Indie Movie Original Theme Song of The Year - Panata
Indie Movie Production of the Year - Hapis at Himagsik Ni Hermano Puli
Indie Movie Cinematographer of the Year - Sakaling Di Makarating
Indie Movie Editor of The Year - Pamilya Ordinaryo
Indie Movie Screenwriter of the Year - Patay Na Si Hesus

Ulirang Alagad ng Pelikula sa Likod Ng Kamera - Joel Lamangan
Nora Aunor Ulirang Artista Lifetime Achievement Award - Pen Medina
Darling of the Press - Luis Manzano
Movie Love Team of the Year - KathNiel

Laura Lehmann Wins Miss World Philippines 2017 Title; Miss World Philippines 2017 Winners Announced

Former UAAP courtside reporter, football player, model/endorser, lifestyle program host, and Bb. Pilipinas 2014 runner-up Laura Lehmann was crowned Miss World Philippines 2017 in the coronation night held on Sunday night, September 3 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Lehmann is set to represent the country in the Miss World pageant on November 18 in China.

Other winners include:

Reina Hispanoamericana Filipinas 2017 - Winwyn Marquez
Miss Eco Philippines 2017 - Cynthia Thomalla
Miss Multinational Philippines 2017 - Sophia Senoron
Miss World Philippines 2017 First Princess  - Glyssa Perez
Miss World Philippines 2017 Second Princess - Zara Carbonell

September 3, 2017

Jollibee Hosts Nationwide Block Screening for Latest Cheesy JoshLia Film “Love You to the Stars and Back”

Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia’s latest film “Love You to the Stars and Back” has started showing today in cinemas nationwide. Jollibee celebrates the cheesy opening day by treating hundreds of JoshLia and Cheesy Yumburger fans to an exclusive block screening in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao.

The film, written and directed by Antoinette Jadaone, is a fresh take on fate, young love, and life.

Jollibee endorsers Joshua and Julia shared that the cheesy kilig moments in the movie are the best paired with the new and improved Jollibee Cheesy Yumburger, now made cheesier because of its new creamy cheddar cheese melted right on top of the Yumburger’s signature 100% beef patty!

Enjoy the new JoshLia starrer and the super cheesier, langhap-sarap Cheesy Yumburger, now available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru in all Jollibee stores nationwide. Prices start at 45php.

You will definitely love the movie and the Jollibee Cheesy Yumburger langhap-sarap experience….to the stars and back!

Revitalize and Bring Back The Youthful Glow in You with WATSONS "Time to Renew" Campaign

Heads up, everyone! Watsons knows you've got so much on your plate that you forget to give yourselves some tender love and care. You've been juggling between work and play, trying to cover as much ground as possible that you tend to spread yourself too thin. And because of this, it is no surprise that you forget to take care of yourself that it eventually takes a toll on your overall well-being.

Watsons is here to help you to revitalize your youthful vigor and bring back the vitality you need to enjoy life!

To help you get back on track, Watsons started the "Time to Renew" campaign to lead people back to restoring their beauty and recharging their health.

The campaign focused on three categories that most of people tend to set aside to accommodate their tight schedules-Restore your Beauty for proper skin care, Revitalize your hair to bring life back to dull tresses, and Recharge your health for a more energized and healthier body.

Because of busy schedules, we tend to develop poor sleeping habits that not only affect our mood but also contribute to the dullness of our skin, which makes it prone to blemishes, dry skin, acne and oily skin. At Watsons, restoring your skin's beauty is now made easy with products like Pond's, Olay, L'oreal, Belo, Celeteque, Neutrogena, asnow, St.Ive's, Suave, Bellic, Glutamax, Shulammite soap, Cosmo Skin and Nivea Men creme.

But more than our skin, it's most often that we forget about protecting our hair. Not being able to cover it up with any sort of sun shield because we're in a rush or just don't have the time can result to hair problems-it gets greasier, we become more prone to hair fall, and greying hair. Taking care of our hair doesn't end with simply shamppoing ams conditioning. Our hair also needs intensive protection from the sun and heat styling products, especially for those who love playing with their locks. Make it a point to revitalize your hair with hair loving products like Tresseme, L'Oreal, Dove and Moringa.

It's important to recharge your health to achieve the 100% you. But when the going gets really tough, there comes a point where even our eating and exercise habits are put aside in the shelf. Little do we know that skipping exercise and meals lead to lack pf energy and lack of nutrition. With Watsons' healthy solutions such as Cosmo Cee, Poten-Cee, MetTathione, M Collagen, Myra E Stresatans, Bello Glutathione, Snow  Caps and Kilo-off, you can have a healthier life and get in tip-top shape in no time.

Restore your beauty and recharge your health with Watsons!

Enjoy big discounts and great deals for your health and beauty products exclusive at all Watsons stores and SM Store Beauty Section. Plus get a chance to win revitalizing packages with your SM Advantage Card, BDO or PriMo Card. 

Every 500 single receipt purchase of any participating product entitles a member to one ( 1) raffle entry.

May Forever sa Traffic in 1:43 Comeback Single "Trapik Tralala"

Traffic congestion wastes your precious time. And it may also cost you your love life. 

This is the bittersweet theme of revitalized Filipino boyband 1:43’s comeback single titled “Trapik Tralala,” which speaks of a young man’s growing exasperation as he finds himself stuck in traffic on his way to see the girl of his dreams.

Composed by OPM icon Jim Paredes and arranged by Sonic State Audio Studio’s Jonathan Ong, “Trapik Tralala” was originally a part of the APO’s 1996 album Dating Alternatib but which was not
released as a single, then.

Pagod na pagod, inis na inis, sa haba ng trapik, sa tulo ng pawis / banas na banas mukhang hindi aabot / Inip na inip sa kahihintay, na-lowbat ang cellphone wala pang powerbank / Walang magawa kundi maghintay lamang,” goes the song’s intro.

The guy fails to make it to his date but what the hey, he opts to look at the brighter side of things - he
composed a song while stuck in traffic.

Sa tagal ng trapik nalanta ang sabik, ang balak na pag-ibig ay naunsyami / nasayang na ang gas, pagkakatao’y nawaldas / Hindi na umabot, hindi na nakita, ang balak na pag-ibig ay na-tralala / Di bale, okay lang, nakagawa naman ng kanta,” the ditty goes.

Although it has yet to be released on various digital music platforms, “Trapik Tralala” is already enjoying heavy airplay on FM radio stations nationwide. On September 1, Friday, it will be available on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon Music, and Deezer in over 240 countries worldwide.

Chris Cahilig, 1:43 founder and manager, is confident that “Trapik Tralala” will resonate with millennials, young office workers, and the new generation of music lovers whose professional and romantic lives are often jeopardized by the metro’s worsening traffic problem.

Trapik Tralala is a song so close to home that nearly everyone can relate to it. After all, it shows that
love can be tricky - when traffic gets in the way. The band had a great time recording it, and the fact
that it is an original APO composition shows how 1:43 is totally committed to promote OPM,” Cahilig relates.

He further points out that despite the horror stories involving traffic, “Trapik Tralala shows that there are ways to turn things around and making music is one of them.”

The revitalized 1:43 features four talented and charismatic young men in the persons of Art Artienda, Ced Miranda, Jason Allen Estroso, and Wayne Avellano. The band bagged the 2013 Star Awards for Music Song of the Year for the monster hit “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo” and scored the “Most Promising Performing and Recording Group” recognition in the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation’s 45th Box-Office Entertainment Awards.

Aside from the monster hit “Sa Isang Sulyap Mo,” 1:43 also popularized the songs “Hayop Sa Ganda,”

“Pag-Ibig na Kaya,” and “Ang Saya-Saya,” which became the official theme song of the GMA-7 sitcom “Ismol Family.”

1:43 is co-managed by Cahilig and Mario Colmenares of Primetime Events and Talent Management.

For booking inquiries, interested parties may send a message at or, or through the 1:43 Facebook page.

September 1, 2017

Erich Gonzales is METRO's Muse for The Big Fashion Issue in New York City

Metro Magazine takes Erich Gonzales to a journey unlike any other - a journey inwards to self-discovery, and a journey outwards to New York, the city that never sleeps where the actress is out to find and reinvent herself as her story becomes the heart of the Big Fashion Issue this September.

To compliment Erich's personal and stylistic adventure, Metro also goes all out in its quest to find the most coveted pieces of the Fall/Winter season, featuring some of our favorite runway leaders such as Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Kate Spade, Tory Burch, Michael Kors and more. Selections include a broad range from apparel, accessories, cosmetics, and eyewear, with a playful approach to signature American influences, like modern cowboy, denim on denim, gym classic gal, or the rebel dressing that's a cross between punk and disco goodness at CBGBs and Studio 54.

Further reinforcing the American mood is our fourth of July editorial special, featuring a vibrant mix of luxury and high-street fashion. This issue also catches up with Metro's Editor-at-Large, Sarah Meier, as she takes Metro on a tour to her home strip in Brooklyn. Plus, exclusive interviews with American personalities such as pop star Gwen Stefani, and beauty empire heiress Aerin Lauder.

It's not all international spotlights, though. Metro also salutes the local fashion and beauty personalities that have made waves in the global scene. One of the most notable features being "Asia's Next Top Model" Cycle 5 winner, Maureen Wroblewitz, as she recounts her journey to the Top Model title and her dreams for a bright future ahead. 

In addition, Metro pays homage to the Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP) as they celebrate their 30th anniversary in a personal account of how they dedicated their efforts into shaping the local modeling industry.

Then to top it all off, enjoy an in-depth guide from makeup artist RB Chanco and her muse, 2017 Binibining Pilipinas Universe Rachel Peters, as they highlight the season's most exciting beauty trends.

Check out all these and more in Metro September 2017, now available in bookstores and on newsstands for P150. Like Metro on Facebook ( and follow Metro on Twitter and Instagram (@MetroMagPH) #MetroMagPH

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NCAA Season 93 Pit Key Players from 10 Basketball Teams for the All-Star Games

It's going to be a battle between the celebrated players under the Team Heroes and Team Saints at the National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA) Season '93 All Star Games, airing live via S + A, with live airing as well on TFC online ( on September 1, (Manila time) in key countries worldwide.

Part of NCAA's Season '93's quick break after the first round of games for this period, the day-long friendly matches and exhibitions, featuring the players from the ten basketball teams, will happen at the San Juan Arena, in San Juan City, Philippines.

Both annual activities of the collegiate league hope to keep the youth's interest in sports, as articulated in this season's theme "Reignite: Bolder. Braver. Stronger."

During the opening ceremony of the season, host school San Sebastian College-Recoletos' President Reverend Fr. Nemesio Tolentin, OAR said: "This season, we reignite the love and passion of the youth for sports".
Highlight of the day-long exhibition is the All Star Games of the "Team Heroes vs. Team Saints" game, where players from different schools will battle it out in a friendly match.
The Team Heroes is composed of Michael Kent Salado, Allen Enriquez, and Lervin Flores fromArellano University; Sidney Onwubere, Jerome Garcia, and Francis Munsayac from EmilioAguinaldo University; Gio Lasquety, John Ervin Grospe, and Bernade Teodoro from Jose Rizal University; CJ Perez, Mer Jesper Ayaay, and Mike Nzeusseu of Lyceum of the Philippines; andLaurenz Paul Victoria, Christian Bunag, andBuenaventura Raflores, Jr. from Mapua University.
Meantime, Team Saints is composed of Rey Nambatac, Bong Quinto, and John Paul Calvo ofColegio San Juan de Letran; JJ Domingo, Edward Dixon, and Gerald Castor of College of Saint Benilde; Davon Potts, Robert Bolick, and Jayvee Mocon of San Beda College; Alvin Baetiong, Ian Carlo Valdez, and John Kevin Baytan of San Sebastian College-Recoletos; and Prince Eze, John Genmar Ylagan, and Gabriel Dagangon ofUniversity of Perpetual Help System-DALTA.

NCAA fans can also look forward to the other All Star Games activities:
  • In "Shooting Stars", the ten teams will select three players who will undergo on-court challenges. The top two teams with the best time will compete for the final round. 

  • The "Skills Challenge" tests the shooting skills of the participating players, challenging them to several rounds where two players with the best time will compete for the final round.

  • The best 3-pointers of the teams will compete head-on in the "3-Pt. Shoot Out", where the player with the most 3-point score in the shortest time wins.

  • Another favorite is the "Slam Dunk Contest", where participating players will show off their best slam dunk exhibition.  The winner will be determined by the judges' scores.

Find out which group of athletes between Team Heroes or Team Saints will emerge as winner, and who are the players that will stand out in the exhibition games in the NCAA Season '93 All Star Games which will air live via S + A as well as on TFC online ( on September 1, at 2 p.m.(Manila time) in key countries worldwide. Catch-up episodes are available via S + A (on IPTV) and TFC online ( and also in key countries worldwide.

For more updates about TFC shows, visit, or TFC's Facebook page applicable for your area. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC on Twitter and Instagram (with additional reports from Norman Lee Benjamin Riego of ABS-CBN Sports).

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Chef Claude Tayag, Kat Jao to Share Hearty Recipes at "Food Tastings: Eat Clean" Live Cookfest at SM North EDSA on September 3

Discover how clean eating is becoming the new normal in Food Magazine's cookfest "Food Tastings: Eat Clean," with Chef Claude Tayag, Chef Kat Jao and other participating chefs, this Sunday (September 3), 4PM at SM City North EDSA - The Block.

The third leg of "Food Tastings" for the year puts a spotlight on clean eating which will encourage the audience to cook food with minimal handling or processing, making ingredients as close to their freshest form as possible to provide the healthiest meal options.

Chef Claude Tayag will be showcasing his special fiesta rice dish, bringhe, Pampanga's version of the Spanish paella, using milkfish as the main ingredient. Known for his delectable Kapampangan cuisine through his Bale Dutung restaurant, Chef Claude is a culinary expert who shares his favorite local dishes in his cable show "Chasing Flavors" on Lifestyle TV.

Culinary consultant Katherine Jao, who co-founded, an all-in-one online food resource for reviews, recipes, and news, will be teaching the audience how to make pares hotpot and rose falooda. Chef Kat is also a food stylist and a recipe developer for Food Magazine.

Chefs of various SM City North EDSA restaurants, such as Tamarind Taste of Thai, will also be sharing steps on how to make healthy dishes with minimal cooking required.

Aside from learning new recipes and cooking tips, the cookfest audience will get to try the best-tasting fares freshly prepared by the guest culinary masters.

Food Magazine is the country's largest selling culinary magazine published by ABS-CBN Publishing. It features the latest trends in food, kitchen-tested recipes, shopping tips, cooking techniques from experts and tips for foodies looking for their next gastronomic adventure.

Join "Food Tastings: Eat Clean" at SM City North EDSA - The Block this Sunday. Interested parties may pre-register online via For updates, follow Food Magazine on Facebook ( and Instagram (@foodmagazine).

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LizQuen's "Dolce Amore" and K-Pop Series "Twenty Again" Spread Sweetness on Jeepney TV

Reminisce the sweetness of young love in the ABS-CBN primetime hit series "Dolce Amore," starring Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, as it premieres on cable television via Jeepney TV this September.

LizQuen's second primetime series after "Forevermore" is one of the most watched Kapamilya programs in 2016, ending on a high note with a national TV rating of 37.7% based on data from Kantar Media.

"Dolce Amore" is a love story between a wealthy young lady from Italy, Serena (Liza), and hardworking Tenten (Enrique) from Tondo who cross paths when the former runs away to the Philippines to escape an arranged marriage. The two wanderers get even closer through an infallible link, amidst money issues and family problems, until they discover their roots and find out their real connection.

Korean romantic comedy series "Twenty Again" will be seen for the first time on Philippine television when it premieres on Jeepney TV this month. No-ra, who is in her late 30's, decides to go back to college after being misdiagnosed with cancer and given a six-month prognosis. She hopes to live the life she missed when she got pregnant at an early age, but things get messy when her son becomes her classmate, her intellectual snob of a husband accepts a job at the same university, and her professor turns out to be her former admirer in high school.

Jeepney TV is iconic Pinoy television reimagined, bridging generations of Filipino viewers by bringing back good memories and celebrating the best of Pinoy pop culture.

Catch three different stories of love Mondays thru Fridays in "Dolce Amore" at 6:30-8:00pm starting September 4; "Tubig at Langis" at 12:15-1:30pm starting September 11; and "Twenty Again" at 9:10-10:00pm starting September 18. Jeepney TV is available on SkyCable channel 9, Destiny Cable Analog 41 and Digital 9. For updates, like the Jeepney TV page on Facebook ( or visit

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August 31, 2017

"Matanglawin" Relives "La Luna Sangre" Fever at the AsiaPop Comic Con 2017

“La Luna Sangre” stars led by Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla took the biggest comic book and pop culture event in the country by storm and their fans will get to look back at the highlights this Sunday on “Matanglawin” on ABS-CBN. 

Host Kim Atienza gives viewers an insider look at the AsiaPop Comic Con, where Filipinos got to see special vinyl toys, action figures, cosplayers, and stars from hit local and international shows and movies including the hit ABS-CBN program "La Luna Sangre." 

Meanwhile, "Matanglawin" officially ushers in the Christmas season by challenging Bailey May, Ylona Garcia, Vhong Navarro, Cora Waddel, Karel Marquez, and Daniel Matsunaga to outwit Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. 

Also, watch out for the King of Trivia as he roam the streets for the “Isang Tanong…Isang Sagot!” of the week. 

Join another trivia-filled and fun episode of “Matanglawin” this Sunday (September 3), 9:45 am on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD. 

You can also watch online via and For updates on the program, follow @MatanglawinTV on Facebook and Twitter.

GMA Network Airs "G.R.I.N.D." a Show For Millenials, From Millenials

GMA Network has just launched a daring new romcom-drama which aim is to help you better understand the mystery that are the...millennials, as well as bridge the gap between them and the older demographic called G.R.I.N.D (Get Ready It's a New Day).

G.R.I.N.D. will feature the story of four millennials who struggle to find their place in the world but face each day head on. 

"G.R.I.N.D." stars four budding Kapuso stars: Athlete-turned-Kapuso hunk Bruno Gabriel, Benedict Campos, Jazz Ocampo, and Ayra Mariano.

Bruno Gabriel as Carlo Yuson is a thriving manager of one of the largest advertising companies in the country. Coming from a difficult childhood, he has developed grit for success.

Jazz Ocampo as Solanj Martinez is Carlo’s best friend who is an underachiever wanting to prove herself to the world. Born with a silver spoon, Solanj challenges herself by investing on a café business that puts her love life at stake.

Ayra Mariano as Lui Gonzales is the polar opposite of Solanj as she belongs in a dysfunctional family where she takes the responsibility of being the breadwinner. Her mom got involved with different men, giving her children with different nationalities. In order to support her family.

Meawhile, Benedict Campos is part ofbthe cast and he is RK Katakutan a discreet gay man who tries his luck in the city to help his struggling but happy family in the province. Just like Lui, he will be shifting from one job to another as to support the immediate needs of his loved ones.

Produced by Wizpher Mac Production , tune in to GMA Network every Saturday and meet the four millennials who will show the realities of modern life in G.R.I.N.D. (Get Ready It’s A New Day!) after I-Witness!

On Spotlight: Kristian Sarmiento "Ang Dreamer ng Lucban, Quezon," The Hunk to Beat in "Gentlemen of The Philippines 2017" Competition

A dreamer in Quezon is making a blast now in the pageantry as the upcoming competition, the 2017
Gentlemen of The Philippines, one of the promising search in the nation is about to come to its much-awaited finale.

His name is Kristian Sarmiento, 21 years old from Lucban, Quezon and stands 5 feet 10 inches who at this point of his life seems to be very motivated to bag a title in the national competition. This former Mr. Quezon of 2013 believes that joining Gentlemen of The Philippines can help him build his confidence, overcome body issues, and further develop his personality.

After announcing a number of fab and fit hopefuls in the race, Kristian remains outstanding and at par with his goal by managing his time to maintain a healthy lifestyle. “Working out has been my hobby for quite some time, I believe being fit makes me feel more comfortable and confident.” Kristian said.

With a little resemblance to Joko Diaz, an equally hot matinee idol in the 90s, Kristian trusts that if there are opportunities in the show business, he will have an open mind since he is very good in dancing. In fact, this is the core where he finds himself in a comfortable arena. If the audience are lucky in the upcoming Gentlemen Finale, they might see Kristian in his moves from the stage to your heart.

When talked about his family background, Kristian is very vocal about his love towards his siblings. “I grew up with my siblings since my parents has to work in another town” Kristian shared. Youngest
among the 5 brothers and sisters, he believes that despite childhood rivalries amongst them, there is a
home that will always be there for him at the end of the day.

Kristian is up to the upcoming challenge in the next couple of days, in fact a lot of his supporters even build a huge banners in different parts of Quezon to show their support to Kristian. They believe that Kristian can represent and inspire them through this competition.

Kristian, indeed dedicates his journey in GENTLEMEN to her mother, his major inspiration in life.
You too can take part of the action in this exciting search - by joining the Facebook voting for your favorite Gentlemen of the Philippines! All you have to do is like the Facebook Pages of Gentlemen and Sash Factor account then, like or share Kristian’s Photo in this link:

Finals night of the Gentlemen of the Philippines will be on September 9 at the Grand Ballroom of
Hotel Rembrandt in Quezon City.

ABS-CBN Airs “Weightlifting Fairy” Finale on September 1, Replaces by “Legend of the Blue Sea” on September 4

Bok Joo and Joon Hyung face heavyweight challenges in love, life, and their respective sports careers in the finale week of ABS-CBN’s hit Koreanovela “Weightlifting Fairy.”

Joon Hyung finally reunites with his mother and tries his best to make up for lost time. His mother, however, has a different reason for coming home, which greatly hurts Joon Hyung.

Bok Joo, meanwhile, makes it to the national team and must leave town to undergo next level training.

Can the two keep their relationship strong despite the distance? Can they actually have both love and career? Will Joon Hyung remain faithful to Bok Joo?

As their heavyweight story ends, the biggest Korean fantasy-romance drama begins on primetime with the premiere of “Legend of the Blues Sea,” which marks the return of King of Asianovelas Lee Min Ho.

Follow the timeless love story of mortal Andrei (Lee Min Ho) and immortal mermaid Sheena (Jun Ji-Hyun). Watch as Sheena finds Andrei in his new persona at present time and rekindles the love they have in their past lives.

Don’t miss the finale of “Weightlifting Fairy” and the premiere of “Legend of the Blue Sea” on primetime after “A Love to Last” only on the first and true home of Asianovelas, ABS-CBN. 

For updates, like on Facebook or follow @KapamilyaNovela on Twitter. 

You can also catch up by watching the show’s past episodes via

ABS-CBN Statement on the Cancelled TFC Subscription in Canada

International Filipino media and entertainment company ABS-CBN has announced today that to support any purchasers of set-top boxes that were provided access to ABS-CBN’s copyrighted movies and TV shows without authorization from ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN is offering these individuals in Canada one month free premium subscription to  

Customers need only call the toll-free number 1-855-TFC-CNDA on or before September 15, 2017 to receive a one-month free premium subscription.  

ABS-CBN’s Customer Service team is ready to assist callers through the process and will not require evidence of your previous subscription. is the only official ABS-CBN online and mobile on-demand viewing platform outside of the Philippines for the largest, most complete and up-to-date source of the latest teleseryes from ABS-CBN, the biggest Filipino blockbuster films and news from the Philippines and its regions.

Teejay Marquez Signs Up as Regal Millenial Baby

Well-known actor/dancer/model/endorser Teejay Marquez was officially launched as Regal Millennial Baby on Wednesday, August 30.

His contract includes a movie under Regal Entertainment opposite a very famous Indonesian actress, among others.

August 30, 2017

Elisse Joson and McCoy de Leon for Making MEGA in Turkey

This month is a coming-of- age of sorts, one that is set in the magical and mysterious Cappadocia, Turkey. A land of lore and legends, we whisk away our cover stars, Elisse Joson and McCoy de Leon on a trip of a lifetime. Draped in romantic notice-me reds and decked in ruggedly suave threads, this charming and charismatic couple comes to the fore as the next big thing. Come join us this month as we share with you this amazing journey.

The MEGA September issue is now available on @flip100ph.

Download the FLIP100 app via the App Store or Google Play.

Get the digital version on Magzter and grab your print copies in newsstands on September 1.




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