November 5, 2017

Miss Philippines Karen Ibasco Wins Miss Earth 2017 Crown

Karen Ibasco gave the Philippines its fourth crown in the 17-year-old Miss Earth beauty pageant on Saturday night, November 4, at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The 27-year-old licensed physicist beauty bested 85 other women from around the globe when she named Miss Earth 2017. The crown was passed onto her by Ecuador’s Katherine Espin, last year’s Miss Earth winner.

Here is the full list of winners in Miss Earth 2017:

Miss Earth: Philippines, Karen Ibasco
Miss Earth Fire: Russia, Lada Akimova
Miss Earth Water: Colombia, Juliana Franco
Miss Earth Air: Australia, Nina Robertson

Australia, Nina Robertson
Philippines, Karen Ibasco
Thailand, Paweensuda Drouin
Venezuela, Ninoska Vasquez
Colombia, Juliana Franco
Czech Republic, Iva Uchytilová
Netherlands, Faith Landman
Russia, Lada Akimova
TOP 16
USA, Andreia Gibau
Tonga, Diamond Lang
Vietnam, Le Thi Ha Thu
Switzerland, Sarah Laura Peyrel
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lela Karagic
Cameroon, Angele Kossinda
Russia, Lada Akimova
Angola, Ermelinda de Matos

Miss Photogenic: Vietnam, Le Thi Ha Thu
Miss Friendship: Korea, Hanna Lee 
Miss Friendship: Japan, Yasuko Saito
Miss Friendship: Tonga, Diamond Lang
Miss Talent: Crimea, Yelena Trifonova
Miss Talent: Russia, Lada Akimova
Miss Talent: Cyprus, Artemis Charalambous
Best Swimsuit: Australia, Nina Robertson
Best Swimsuit: Philippines, Karen Ibasco
Best Swimsuit: Puerto Rico, Karla Aponte
Best Evening Gown: Puerto Rico, Karla Aponte
Best Evening Gown: Venezuela, Ninoska Vasquez
Best Evening Gown: Peru, Karen Rojas
Best National Costume: Bolivia, Giancarla Fernandez
Best National Costume: Philippines, Karen Ibasco
Best National Costume: Ghana, Maud Fadi 
Best National Costume: Guatemala, Maria Jose Castañeda
Best National Costume: Portugal, Gloria Silva
Best National Costume: Russia, Lada Akimova  

Miss Philippines Nelda Ibe Wins Miss Globe 2017 First Runner-up

Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2017 Nelda Ibe was named 1st runner-up in the Ms. Globe 2017 beauty pageant held in Tirana, Albania on November 3, Friday.

The 24-year old cadet pilot, who was dubbed "The Pilot Queen", finished behind Vietnamese' Khanh Ngan who won the crown.

Here is the full list of winners in Miss Globe 2017:

Miss Globe 2017 – Do Tran Khanh Ngan of Vietnam

1st runner-up – Nelda Ibe of Philippines
2nd runner-up – Elena Latypova of Siberia
3rd runner-up – Alessia Çoku of Albania
4th runner-up– Simone Heijligers of Cape Verde

SMART Now Offers the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus #SmartiPhone8

Be among the first to own the latest iPhone craze - iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus - from Smart!

Starting on November 10, 2017 (Friday), Smart Stores nationwide and the Smart Online Store ( will start accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

On November 17, 2017, Smart will offer the latest Apple products including the new generation iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. 

So, sign up now!

November 4, 2017

Isabel Granda Dead After a 10-Day Coma due to Brain Aneurysm in Qatar

It is confirmed that Isabel Granada has passed away at Hamad General Hospital in Qatar.

She was 41.

The actress died at the hospital after a 10-day coma due to brain aneurysm on October 25 in Doha, Qatar.

Check out full report below:

October 31, 2017

Ritz Azul Pregnant with Paulo Avelino's Child

Sophia (Ritz Azul) will have to face a tough journey on her own after losing Nicolas (Paulo Avelino) and finding out that she is pregnant with his child in “The Promise of Forever.”

After their brief reunion that ended in them parting ways again, Nicolas decided to end his life and forget his past by jumping off a cliff – a decision he had to make to keep the love of his life away from danger.

But amidst the pain Sophia feels over Nicolas’ passing, she faces yet another life-changing test when she learns she is expecting a baby. However, the news disappoints her parents and forces her to leave their home so as not to cause more trouble to their family.

However, Marlon (Tonton Gutierrez) believes Nicolas is still alive and is hiding using a new identity. Driven by his knowledge of Nicolas’ powers, Marlon will not let any moment pass to make sure he gets his hands on the immortal man to finally create the miracle drug.

Will Sophia and Nicolas’ love be enough to bring them back together?

Don’t miss the story of love that is forever cursed by fate, “The Promise of Forever,” on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). For more information, follow @dreamscapeph on Instagram and Twitter and like on Facebook.

Jessa Zaragoza and Dingdong Avanzado All Set for Their “20/30 Anniversary Concert”

Celebrity couple and certified OPM hitmakers Jessa Zaragoza and Dingdong Avanzado are jointly celebrating decades of music career success with the “20/30 Anniversary Concert” happening on December 8 (Friday) at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila.

The Phenomenal Diva commemorates her 20th year in showbiz while The Original Prince of Pop marks his 30th anniversary in the industry.

Joining the couple in their one-night show are guests Xian Lim, Klarisse de Guzman, Lloyd Zaragoza, Daryl Ong, Angeline Quinto, and Ogie Alcasid. Their daughter, up and coming singer Jayda Avanzado, will also surprise the audience with her powerful vocals.

The musical event, produced by Star Events and Resorts World Manila, highlights Jessa and Dingdong’s OPM contribution that have made them a power couple in the industry.

Jessa officially began her music career in 1997 when she released her first ever studio album with the phenomenal eight-time platinum record, largely due to her “Bakit Pa?” hit. She also popularized numerous songs such as “’Di Ba’t Ikaw,” “Ibigay Mo Na” and “Kahit Na Ilang Umaga,” earning her the title “Jukebox Queen of the 90’s.”

Dingdong, on the other hand, ventured into recording ten years earlier with his hit single “Ikaw Lamang” earning him his first gold record. His three-decade career spanned his experience not just as a singer but also as a songwriter, actor, and concert director. Among his biggest hits are the OPM classics “Tatlong Beinte Singko,” “Naghihintay Sa’yo,” “Bakit Labis Kitang Mahal,” and “Basta’t Kasama Kita.”

Tickets to the “20/30 Anniversary Concert” are now available at P6,454.00 (SVIP), P5,378.00 (VIP), P4,088.00 (gold), P2689.00 (silver), and P1,291.00 (bronze). Interested parties may call Ticketworld at 891-9999, log on to or call SM Tickets at 470-2222 or log on to

Join Jessa and Dingdong in their much-awaited show on Dec. 8 (Friday). For more details on the “20/30 Anniversary Concert,” visit or follow Star Music’s official social media accounts at, and

October 30, 2017

OtterBox and LifeProof Launch Full Case Lineups for New iPhones

You’ve just purchased that expensive new iPhone 8, iph8 Plus and the iPhone X.1. You aren’t going to use just any cute case from the bazaar in your neighborhood, aren’t you?

This is serious stuff and you need a case that will protect your phone.

OtterBox has set the standard of iPhone protection from the very beginning. OtterBox, the No. 1-selling smartphone case in the US, continues to uphold that tradition with a full lineup of cases for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X.

Starting with Defender Series, OtterBox has innovated 26 different case styles for iPhone over the past decade. Case designs have evolved to be more sleek and to accommodate an ever-increasing number of features, but one thing has remained the same: trusted protection.

"OtterBox is proud to be the only case company that's protected every single iPhone," said OtterBox CEO Jim Parke.

Each iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X case design undergoes a minimum of 24 tests across more than 238 hours to earn the OtterBox Certified Drop+ Protection seal. These tests ensure lasting protection from drops, bumps, scratches and dings.

There's an OtterBox case for everyone:

 The fashionable Symmetry Series is sleek with a raised, beveled edge that provides extra protection for the touchscreen during facedown drops. Available in classic solids, trendy graphics, fully clear and clear graphics, it's the perfect fashion statement.

 Pursuit Series guards against drop, dust, dirt and snow intrusion, perfect for an outdoor adventure or average day in the office. 2  This two-piece case snaps around each device for a perfect fit. The open-face design seals directly to the display and the case includes an optional lanyard.

 Defender Series is the original protective case for iPhone with 10 years of design and development behind it. The rugged multi-layer case features a shell and outer slipcover to absorb and dissipate shock.

 Two form-fitting layers combine to create the thin, protective Commuter Series. The outer shell and inner slipcover combine to pull shock away from the device, and port covers keep debris out.

 Strada Series Folio offers a luxurious 100 percent genuine leather cover and trusted protection. The folio front clasps securely closed with a magnet to guard the display from scratches and includes a card slot.

 The uniVERSE Case System features a slim, protective OtterBox case with a modular rail mount on the back that allows attachment of a variety of accessories. OtterBox has partnered with other industry leaders to enhance uniVERSE with accessories like a contactless card reader, additional storage, bike mounts, tripods, wallets and more.

 Keep the touchscreen brilliant with Alpha Glass fortified screen guards. Compatible with Symmetry Series, Pursuit Series, Commuter Series, Strada Series Folio and uniVERSE Case System, these screen guards block out scratches and complete device protection.

Symmetry Series, Pursuit Series, Defender Series, Commuter Series, uniVERSE Case System, Strada Series Folio and Alpha Glass screen guards are available now for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

LifeProof, which is known for its sleek and ultraprotective iPhone cases, has expanded its lineup of cases with NËXT and SLΛM, two next-generation LifeProof cases that complement water-resistant devices, available now for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus and coming soon for iPhone X.

LifeProof changed the iPhone protection game with its industry-leading waterproof cases,” said LifeProof CEO Jim Parke. “Now, even those who don’t need a waterproof case can experience LifeProof protection with the introduction of NËXT and SLΛM. With the features available in today’s iPhones, sometimes all you need is a thin, light case that protects from drops and dirt. NËXT delivers that in style without sacrificing the quality we’re known for.

NËXT boasts six layers of protection in an ultra-sleek package to keep iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X safe from drops, dirt and snow. The two-piece outer shell wraps securely around the phone and delivers maximum durability and drop defense. A raised bevel bolsters drop and touchscreen protection while the display is left uncovered for direct access to the glass. A clear outer layer prevents scuffs, scrapes and scratches and an inner lining seals the case and phone from dirt. An audio-transparent mesh covers the speakers to block dust and debris while audio flows freely.

In true LifeProof fashion, NËXT protects from drops up to 2 meters, carries an IP-5X rating for blocking dirt and dust and keeps snow out. It is available in four colors – Black, Beach Pebble, Seaside and Cactus Rose – and is also compatible with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

With SLΛM, deflecting damage never looked so good. Engineered to withstand drops of up to 2 meters while still maintaining a slim profile, SLΛM combines sport, style and safety for iPhone. A transparent shell reveals iPhone’s factory finish while the perimeter flashes one of four available color aoptions – Night Flash, Lava Chaser, Aloha Sunset and; Free Flow – and is also compatible with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

NËXT and SLΛM for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are available now. Suggested retail price for NËXT iPhone 8  and iPhone X cases is Php3,490.00 and Php3,990.00 for iPhone 8 Plus. Suggested retail price for SLAM iPhone 8 and iPhone X cases is ₱2,490.00 and Php 2,990.00 for iPhone 8 Plus

LifeProof’s best-selling waterproof case line, FRĒ, will also be available for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. . To learn more or to sign up for product notifications for FRĒ and visit

OtterBox is available at OtterBox retail kiosks, Power Mac Center, iStudio, InBox and Mobile1 while LifeProof is available at Power Mac Center, Otterbox retail kiosks, iCentre, iBook, InBox and Timeline. 

For more information, visit and

"Thor: Ragnarok" Captures the Biggest October Weekend in PH Box-Office at P201.56M Gross

Like a champion gladiator, Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok conquered the Philippine box-office for the Oct. 25 – 29 period, raking in a thunderous P201.56-M for the No.1 spot and bragging rights as the Biggest October Opening Weekend Ever in PH history.

The latest Thor action-adventure also claimed the 4th Biggest Opening Weekend for 2017 (following Beauty and The Beast, Wonder Woman and Spiderman Homecoming), as well as the Biggest Opening Weekend for a solo Thor title.

In comparison with recent Marvel Studios blockbusters, Ragnarok’s weekend rollout is 35% higher than that of Guardians of the Galaxy Vo. 2, 43% more successful than Doctor Strange, and outplayed Captain America: The Winter Soldier by 30%.

The three highest ranking cinemas in terms of sales are SM Mall of Asia (P7.92-M), SM Megamall (P7.38-M) and SM North EDSA (P7.06-M).

In fourth to tenth notches are Trinoma (P5.48-M), Glorietta 4 (P4.37-M), Greenbelt 3 (P4.04-M), Power Plant (P3.35-M), Greenhills Promenade (P3.15-M), Alabang Town Center (P3.07-M) and Uptown Place (P3.056-M).

Completing the Top 20 are Venice Cineplex (P3.052-M), SM Cebu (P2.94-M), Robinsons Magnolia (P2.92-M), Ayala Malls Cebu (P2.84-M), Shang Cineplex (P2.74-M), SM Aura (P2.63-M), Bonifacio High Street (P2.62-M), U.P. Town Center (P2.586-M), Eastwood (P2.582-M) and SM Southmall (P2.42-M).

Internationally, Thor: Ragnarok has topped the box office with $107.6 million in 52% of overseas markets, a week ahead of its U.S. release on Nov. 3.

Directed by Taika Waititi from a script by Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost and Stephany Folsom and Eric Pearson, Thor: Ragnarok picks up after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

In the film, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela (Cate Blanchett). But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).

The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

Now showing across the Philippines, Thor: Ragnarok is distributed by the Walt Disney Company.

October 29, 2017

Filipina Singer Alisah Bonaobra Returns to the X Factor UK, Earns a Standing Ovation on Live Show

Twenty-two-year-old Alisah Bonaobra won UK’s heart and made it back to the live shows on The X Factor UK. Viewers were asked to vote for an eliminated act from the Judges’ House round whom they want to come back and compete in the live shows.

On Sunday’s episode, it was a battle between the Boys and the Girls categories with the theme “Express Yourself.” The X Factor UK hopefuls performed a song of their choice related to the theme.
While introducing her wildcard winner, Sharon Osbourne was very thankful to the public for bringing Alisah back.

Alisah performed "This is My Now" by Jordin Sparks, which greatly impressed the judges and the audience. After her performance, the judges were on their feet and had nothing but compliments for her.

That song is absolutely perfect for you because this is your now and you deserve to be back on the show. You always should have been on the show!” said Louis Walsh. “It’s almost like a winner’s song, and I love a power ballad with a key change from a great singer and you are a great singer! You’re a great performer. You got great soul and I love the way you fight back!” he added.

Nicole Scherzinger agreed with Louis and referred to Alisah as her little Disney warrior princess. “You just hiya-d and karate chopped all through that song! But you did it with grace. You did it with poise. You did it with strength. I freakin’ adore you!” she expressed. “I look at you and I’m like that’s my little ninja Filipina sister up there! You were meant to be up there, like [what Louis] said, this is your now, because that’s your stage, and you just took it tonight, honey!” she added.

Everybody says in this contest that they really want this, and they really need to be here. I know your story. I know what you’ve gone through. And you know what? With a voice like yours, you’re gonna be here ‘til the end, Miss! I am so happy for you, so, so happy!” said judge and Girls category mentor Sharon Osbourne.

On the taped interview, Alisah called herself the “comeback queen.” She looked back at her journey where she was let go but asked to come back and fight for her spot at the Six Chair Challenge. Now she is back again as the wildcard winner.

When host Dermot O’Leary asked the judges who they thought won the night, the lady judges Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne both favored Alisah.

Alisah survived week 1 of the live shows and will continue with her journey on the competition.

Watch out for Alisah’s next performances on The X Factor UK on RTL CBS Entertainment. For more updates follow RTL CBS Entertainment on Facebook at, @RTLCBSEntertainment on Instagram and @RTLCBSEntertain on Twitter.

The X Factor UK airs first and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment same day as the UK on Sundays and Mondays at 10:30am with primetime encores Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays at 9:00pm. 

RTL CBS Entertainment is available on SKYcable channels 53(SD) and 196(HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Destiny Cable channel 53, and Cablelink channels 37(SD) and 313(HD).

October 25, 2017

TRUEMONEY Reaches the 1 Million Customer Mark in the Philippines

TrueMoney Philippines recently achieved one of their biggest milestones to date. 

In less than a year of operations in the country, the company already reached its 1 million transacting customer mark. TrueMoney is a Fintech brand of Ascend Money, a digital finance venture of the C.P. Group from Thailand, one of the largest diversified conglomerates in Asia, and Ant Financial (Alipay), the payments arm of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group.

Humble Beginnings and Rapid Growth 

It wasn’t so long ago when TrueMoney Philippines was just a business concept on a set of PowerPoint slides.

Within the first few months, TrueMoney Philippines grew its workforce from one person to hundreds of employees spread across several regions in the country. The team also launched its core technology system and began offering services on a pilot basis to several partners.

In a few months’ time, it already built what is now one of the largest payment and remittance networks in the country, with over 5,000 TrueMoney Centers.

Our mission is to provide everyone with ACCESS to affordable and innovative financial services, particularly those who are underbanked and underserved today,” says TrueMoney Philippines CEO Xavier Marzan. “That means being pervasive and going to where these underserved segments are.”

Today, TrueMoney Philippines already provides services such as payment of e-commerce purchases, bills payment, buying of load and credits, and remittance to multiple provinces nationwide, including far flung areas in Albay, Bataan, Benguet, Bohol, Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Cebu, Davao, Ilocos, Isabela, Laguna, La Union, Metro Manila, Misamis Oriental, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Quezon, Rizal, Tarlac, and Zambales and more!

Where we are today is just the starting point,” Marzan says. “We are constantly growing our network of partner centers to cover more greenfield areas.

With an empowered footprint of TrueMoney Centers in strategic corridors, TrueMoney introduced its Money Padala (remittance) service a few months ago. For TrueMoney’s Partner Agents, this meant a more diversified portfolio of services and a greater potential of earning higher income. For its customers, it meant convenience and affordability as TrueMoney’s cash-to-cash Money Padala service is one of the lowest sending rates in the country.

While the average rates for domestic remittances today range from 3 percent to more than 10 percent for some providers, TrueMoney rates go as low as only 2 percent of the transaction amount - without any additional charges to the recipient. So say for remittances of P1,000, the total cost of sending is only P20. The recipient also gets the entire amount without any additional charges.


To reinforce its drive to serve the masses, TrueMoney has also worked with talk show host Boy Abunda in promoting the new brand in the Philippine market.

This is just the first step,” Marzan adds. “In the coming months, we will be launching additional payment partners and expanding our portfolio of services. Given our industry, we need to constantly stay ahead of what the market demands. We need to be at the forefront of innovation to address current gaps in the market with new products as well as to solve difficult challenges in an emerging market like ours with new capabilities.

To know more about TrueMoney and how to become a TrueMoney partner agent, visit or call (02) 7189999. 

You may even text them at 09778063775 (Globe) or 0998565999 (Smart).

5 Hair-Raising Horror Movies on KBO this Halloween Weekend

ABS-CBN TVplus’ Kapamilya Box Office (KBO) guarantees a weekend “screamfest” for families with five hair-raising movies.

This weekend’s features is led by “Haunted Mansion” starring Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortel, and Iza Calzado. Ella (Salvador) is not an ordinary teenager as she has the ability to see the dead. She must use this power to save her and her friends after a storm leaves them stranded in a mansion haunted by a violent spirit. They must solve its mystery to rid the house of the evil in it.

Meanwhile, Vhong Navarro plays a heartbroken nurse in “Bulong.” Eager to win the heart of his dream girl, he resorts to whispering his wishes to the dead as instructed by an urban legend. He finds his wishes coming true at first but then death starts to follow him around. He seeks the help of his best friend, played by Angelica Panganiban, to make things right.

Erich Gonzales and Derek Ramsay play a couple desperate to have a child in “Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang.” Obsessed with her desire to conceive, Corazon (Gonzales), turns to dark magic. Anger and hate consume her when her efforts fail so she begins to take the children of her town one by one.

Kara (Cristine Reyes) is a single mother providing for her son in “Elemento.” She must find out what truly happened to her son after he comes back from a field trip to a nearby forest like a different person.

“Pridyider” tells the story of Tina Benitez (Andi Eigenmann), who must solve the mystery surrounding her refrigerator to rid the house she inherited from her parents from an evil presence.

Register now to KBO 30 and get KBOnding with the family by watching these five movies and a marathon of “The Greatest Love.”

Not only that, KBO 30 comes with 100 tri-net texts (to Globe, Touch Mobile, and ABS-CBNmobile), and 50MB data for only P30. Get two weeks’ worth of KBO through KBOnding DUO for only P50. It also comes with 100 tri-net texts and 50MB data.

Watch these five movies through KBO by texting KBO30 OCT28 [BOX ID] to 2131 using ABS-CBNmobile. Text KBO50 [BOX ID] to 2131 for KBOnding DUO and get subscribed to this week and next week’s KBO offerings. ABS-CBNmobile load is available in the SM Store, Puregold, Ministop, Robinson’s, Globe load outlets and sari-sari stores nationwide.

"Walang Takot!" The 13th Cinema One Originals Festival Coming this November

Walang Takot. The tagline of the 13th Cinema One Originals translates into ‘fearless’ in English and is more than an apt descriptor for the festival’s programming ethos and its reputation, the way it has, year in and year out, shepherded unique, adventurous cinematic voices into the limelight.

But Walang Takot also exemplifies not only the way the festival is embracing the changing face and attitudes of cinema, from the paradigm shifts when it comes to new ways of watching films to the influx of a diverse new audience, with a deeper sense of cinematic history and new cinematic modes, but also the way it endeavors to ride the changes by closing the gaps, striving for a cinematic experience that allows for the co-existence of old and new platforms and the convergence of old and new audiences, where past and future cinema occupy the same evolutionary continuum, looking back by moving forward.

The two films that make up this year’s documentary section are both examinations of a past with uncanny present-day resonances but from diverse vantage points. Dempster Samarista’s “Bundok Banahaw, Sacred and Profane” is an exploration of the titular mystical mountain, using secret histories and sacred knowledge as a way of piecing together our cultural psyche. Phyllis Grande’s “Haunted: A Visit to the Red House” focuses on the atrocities visited by Japanese soldiers on comfort women during World War 2, a horrendous collective memory that remains eerily relevant and refuses to be forgotten.

There are seven films in the full-length narrative section, including two returning alumni, two debuts and two much-awaited second features. In “Paki,” Dagitab director Giancarlo Abrahan casts veteran character actress Dexter Doria in her very first lead role as woman in her golden years whose children tries to stop her from leaving her husband of sixty years to live the rest of her days out as an old maid. Shamaine Buencamino and Noel Trinidad co-star.

Nervous Translation,” about a shy girl who discovers a pen that can translate the thoughts and feelings of people when they get nervous, is written and directed by Cinema One alumna Shireen Seno, whose “Big Boy” was part of Cinema One Originals 2013, itself a slightly odd, often magical childhood reverie. Jana Agoncillo and Sid Lucero star.

Richard Somes, of “Yanggaw,” “Ishmael” and “Mariposa” fame, returns to Cinema One for his fourth outing in the festival, with “Historiographika Errata,” an elaborate historical mosaic that attempts to figure out why we are what we are, throwing in the mix a suicidal Rizal, a cross-dressing Bonifacio and the widow who became the first Makapili. The sprawling, ambitious film features Joem Bascon, Alex Medina, Maxine Eigenmann and Nathalie Hart.

For his first outing with Cinema One, “Walang Forever” director Dan Villegas adapts Vincent De Jesus’ much-loved stage musical “Changing Partners,”  a bittersweet exploration of relationships told in perspectives of various genders, starring Agot Isidro, Anna Luna, Jojit Lorenzo and Sandino Martin.

Kip Oebanda, fresh off the success of “Bar Boys,” is directing the aswang inversion “Nay,” about a man suffering from a terminal disease who uncovers a dark family secret. Enchong Dee, Sylvia Sanchez and Jameson Blake star.

The two first features this year are Fatrick Tabada and Rae Red’s “Si Chedeng At Si Apple,” a dark comedy where Elizabeth Oropesa and Gloria Diaz play two old girl friends who become accidental criminals and embark on a road trip with a severed head in a fake Louis Vuitton bag, and Joseph Teoxon’s time-jumping “Throwback Today,” in which Carlo Aquino plays a disgruntled young man at the end of his rope who stumbles on an impossible way to rewrite his own history. Annicka Dolonius, Empress Shuck and Allan Paule co-star.

The year’s world cinema highlights also grace this year’s foreign film line-up, a 13 –strong program that includes Robin Campillo’s “Beats Per Minute,” Claire Denis’ “Let The Sun Shine In,” Francois Ozon’s “L’Amant Double,” Ildiko Enyedi’s “On Body And Soul,” Joachim Trier’s “Thelma,” Hirokazu Koreeda’s “The Third Murder,” Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “Before We Vanish,” Sebastian Leilo’s “A Fantastic Woman,” Amit Masurkar’s “Newton,” Lucrecia Martel’s “Zama, The Safdie Brothers’ Good Time,” Warwick Thornton’s “Sweet Country,” Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name,” and the 4K restoration of Steven Spielberg’s science-fiction classic “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

Among the restored classics to be showcased this year include Marilou Diaz Abaya’s “Moral,” Jeffrey Sonora’s “Asedillo,” Celso Ad Castillo’s “Tag Ulan Tag Araw” and Danny Zialcita’s “Langis At Tubig.” Restored versions Zialcita’s “Karma,” Abaya’s “Karnal” and Lino Brocka’s “Cain at Abel” will also be screened.

Lastly, Sari Dalena’s documentary on Ishmael Bernal, “Ishma,” will screen to coincide with the launch of the new Ishmael Bernal book, “ProBernal Anti Bio,” written by Ishmael Bernal himself with Jorge Ayago and Angela Stuart-Santiago.

The 13th Cinema One Originals runs from November 13-21 at Trinoma, Glorietta, Gateway, UP Cine Adarna, Cinema 76 and Cinematheque with an extended run from November 22-28 at the Power Plant Mall.

Discover Double the Power of Nature’s Gifts to Your Body with NATURALS by WATSONS

Heads up, natural beauties! WATSONS now gives you only the Naturals your natural beauty deserve; specially formulated products with Certified Organic ingredients that are good for you.

Who doesn’t want to bathe in their favorite scents and products without the fear of losing moisture and having dry skin? Or enjoying your favorite shampoo and conditioner without ever thinking about getting flakes and frizz? With the power of natural products, you can say bye-bye to these fears and say hello to naturally beautiful hair and skin.

However, most of you already have your favorite go-to synthetic products, but are these favorites really giving you the benefits you want for your hair and skin? Probably. But how sure are you that your current synthetic product has no harmful effects to your body in the long run?

There’s a whole lot of reasons why harmful ingredients like Parabens, Mineral Oil, Silicone, SLS, and Isothiazolinone which are usually found in synthetic products a big no-no in the shopping cart. They can cause irritation and dryness to your skin & scalp, like when sulfate strips your skin off moisture. So if you care for your body, always check the label and avoid these ingredients! We don’t want your skin getting itchy and dull.

But no need to worry because we’ve got great news for you! Watsons is here to provide you with products you’ll surely love! Made with double the power of organic and natural ingredients sourced from all around the world and definitely free from harmful ingredients, Naturals by Watsons is here to help you achieve naturally beautiful and healthy skin!

To help you achieve that harm-free, natural beauty, Watsons started the Only Naturals campaign to help people learn more about the power of natural products; where they originated and their great benefits, plus a 101 on the harmful ingredients to be avoided, to help you decide what to get when looking for what’s best for your skin and scalp. 

Watsons introduces 7 ranges formulated with certified organic ingredients Olive, Argan, Marula, Aloe Vera, Paw Paw, Rice Bran, and Macadamia, all in Naturals that you can cop exclusively at Watsons. 

With double the power of Naturals by Watsons’ active ingredients, you can get that healthy, beautiful hair and skin you’ve always wanted, giving the TLC it deserves!

Discover Naturals by Watsons:


Sourced from Italy, Olive is a go-to ingredient that provides deep moisturizing great for getting rid of hair’s dryness and for achieving that cleansed, hydrated skin.
Argan range works best with extremely dry and damaged hair and skin with its double powered revitalizing and moisturizing. This liquid gold is sourced from Morocco.

Marula from Africa has a caring formula that restores hair moisture and tames frizz to turn course, brittle hair to soft and smooth locks.

Aloe Vera
Sourced from the US & UK, Aloe Vera range doubles the soothing benefits of organic Aloe Vera and extract for dry and irritated skin while strengthening your hair from roots to tips, perfect for dandruff-prone, oily scalp.

Paw Paw
Paw Paw range from Australia doubles the repairing action for a healthy-looking, smoother skin.

Rice Bran
Japan’s secret to achieving a more luminous-looking skin. Rice Bran effectively whitens without stripping your skin of its moisture.

Another one from Australia, Macadamia range doubles the rejuvenating effects that gets rid of dull, fine hair by rebalancing hair moisture for a revitalized hair and scalp.

What a promising range, don’t you agree? Discover double the power of nature’s gifts with Naturals by Watsons! 

Treating your body it deserves need not to be expensive, Naturals by Watsons priced from 99 to 259 pesos and is exclusively available at Watsons and the SM Store Beauty Section! 

Not only that, if you are a SMAC member, you can get 25% off on your favorite Naturals by Watsons products from October 26 to November 22, 2017.

Start taking better care of your natural beauty! Head on over to a Watsons near you and go for Naturals now!

New SKYdirect Subscribers Get Eearly Christmas Gift

SKYdirect has an early Christmas treat for its new Prepaid subscribers from October 2017 to December 31, 2017.

SKY’s direct-to-home satellite TV service will open access to ABS-CBN HD, ABSCBN S+A, Cinemo, Yey, Knowledge Channel, GMA, TV5, and PTV 4 until March 31, 2018 without an initial load requirement.

Subscribers can look forward to clear and crisp viewing of hit Kapamilya shows such as “It’s Showtime,” “ASAP,” “Umagang Kay Ganda,” ABS-CBN’s flagship newscast “TV Patrol” and more on ABS-CBN HD.

Kids can feast on well-loved cartoons like "Spongebob," "Peppa Pig," and "Strawberry Shortcake" on Yey, and learn from Knowledge Channel’s "MathDali" and "K-High."  The whole family can enjoy "Funny Ka, Pare Ko" and "FPJ’s Ang Probinsiyano Action Marathon" on CineMo, and watch basketball, volleyball, boxing, and other sporting events on S+A (ABS-CBN Sports + Action).

The SKYdirect Prepaid Kit that comes with an HD Box is now at a lower price of P3,499 instead of the regular cost of P3,699.  If subscribers wish to access more channels, they simply need to load from any of the available Prepaid Plans 99, 150, 250, 450 or Kapamilya 99.

Ordering is as simple as sending a text message to 23668. For more details, check out  Bonding with the family this Christmas will surely be exciting and wonderful by watching top-rating shows at home.

SKYdirect is the satellite TV service of SKY that gives Filipino families nationwide access to a rich channel lineup with the aim of strengthening the relationship of families at home. SKY Cable is the cable, direct-to-home, and broadband unit of ABS-CBN.

Alisah Bonaobra Was Sent Home By Sharon Osbourne At The Judges House Round of X Factor UK

Filipina singer Alisah Bonaobra was sent home by judge and mentor Sharon Osbourne at the judges’ house round on Sunday’s episode of the show.  She sang her version of Sam Smith’s hit song Lay Me Down in front of Sharon and her children Jack and Kelly. After her performance, the Osbourne children were both very impressed.

She can sing!” expressed by Kelly Osbourne.

To which her brother Jack agreed. “That’s the cleanest performance we’ve seen.”

Every time we’ll hear her sing, she’s been consistent, the only reason I didn’t put her through at six chairs- ‘coz she was out- she was in, was because every song she sang was like Whitney Houston, or a Disney song which you can’t do week after week because it becomes cheese fest.” Sharon said after Alisah’s performance.

Alisah was then asked by host Dermot O’Leary if she thinks she’s done enough and she gave an optimistic response. “Hopefully I’ve done enough because I just gave [it] my all.”

When the decision was made, Sharon brought the news to all the contestants through a one-on-one conversation. While talking to Alisah, Sharon made sure to acknowledge the talent and hard work she had been putting.

You have the most amazing voice, I know that you really need this and you really want it. But I feel that you’re kind of very one-dimensional, your power ballads, and even though that’s fantastic, I wanna see other sides of you,” Sharon first told Alisah.

This is a very, very hard decision for me. A very, very hard decision and I didn’t come to it lightly,” Sharon added. “I’m so sorry but I’m gonna be sending you home.”


Alisah just burst out in tears as host Dermot gave her a tight hug.

The X Factor UK airs first and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment same day as the UK on Sundays and Mondays at 10:30am with primetime encores Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays at 9:00pm. 

RTL CBS Entertainment is available on SKYcable channels 53(SD) and 196(HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Destiny Cable channel 53, and Cablelink channels 37(SD) and 313(HD).

“Sports U” Gets Up Close and Personal with Filipino Volleyball Stars

“Sports U” heightens the anticipation for the upcoming Premier Volleyball League (PVL) All-Star Sunday with a special interview with some of the high-flying spikers this Thursday (October 26) after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN.

Host Dyan Castillejo gets up close and personal with the top volleyball stars in the land and will look back at three conferences’ worth of highlights from the league’s inaugural season, which aired on ABS-CBN S+A.

The PVL All-Star Sunday, which will be held on October 29 at the FilOil FlyingV Arena in San Juan,  splits its best players from the men’s division and women’s division for two exciting volleyball matches featuring the likes of Ateneo’s Marck Espejo for the Blue Team, Philippine Air Force’s Fauzi Ismali for the Yellow Team, Creamline’s Jia Morado for the White Team, and BaliPure’s Grethcel Soltones for the Red Team.

It will also have intermission numbers from Star Music artists Miko & Gab, Yohan Hwang, and Marlo Mortel.

Meanwhile, “Sports U” also introduces viewers to surfing prodigy Joseph “Biboy” Sarabia of Sorsogon and gives race fans a peek at the Formula 4 Southeast Asia 2017 leg held in Clark, Pampanga.


Don't miss these and more on “Sports U,” this Thursday (October 26) after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable Ch. 167) and on Saturday (October 28), ‪6:30am on S+A. Watch online via or For updates, like @SportsUtv on Facebook and Twitter.

October 23, 2017

Zsa Zsa Padilla Heats Up "Wildflower" as Red Dragon

ABS-CBN's hit and record-breaking series "Wildflower" once again captivated viewers as it finally revealed Zsa Zsa Padilla as the mysterious Red Dragon, Emilia's (Aiko Melendez) mother and Lily's (Maja Salvador) newest enemy.

Viewers witnessed the mother and daughter's emotional reunion in Friday's (Oct 20) episode, with the former singing the popular ballad "La Vie en Rose." To make up for lost time, Red Dragon vowed to get back at everyone who wronged Emilia, from Red Dragon's ex-husband Julio (Tirso Cruz III), to Diego (Joseph Marco) ,and most especially, Lily.

Now that Red Dragon has finally come out, what will be her next steps against Lily and the Ardientes? How will Julio reaction when he sees his old flame? How will Lily Cruz fight her new enemy? 

Don't miss "Wildflower," weeknights before "TV Patrol" on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). For updates, follow @wildflowerabscbn on Instagram, @RSBDramaUnitNew on Twitter and like the show's official Facebook page at Catch its latest episodes on or Sky subscribers.

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October 22, 2017

Alisah Bonaobra Got Eliminated in 'X Factor UK'

Alisah Bonaobra ends her "The X Factor UK" journey after she failed to impress judge Sharon Osbourne and her children Jack and Kelly during the reality singing competition's Judge's House edition.

The Filipina singer performed Sam Smith's Lay Me Down in front of the Osbournes on 
Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) episode. But despite her powerful performance, she failed to get a spot in the girl's group final three.

"You have the most amazing voice. I know you really need this and you really want it. But I feel that you're kind of very one dimensional. Your power ballads, and even though that's fantastic, I want to see other sides of you," Sharon told Alisah.

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October 19, 2017

“Wansapanataym: Candy's Crush” is the only PH Program Nominated at International Emmy Kids Awards

“Wansapanataym,” a TV series that imparts valuable lessons and promotes good values to viewers, bagged a nomination for best TV movie/mini-series category in the 2017 International Emmy Kids Awards and the only Philippine TV show that made it to the prestigious award-giving body.

The show earned its nomination for its “Candy’s Crush” episode, which starred Loisa Andalio and Jerome Ponce. It revolved around the life of Candy (Loisa), a young lady who got punished after using a magic potion to make the campus heartthrob Paolo (Jerome) fall in love with her. It was directed by Andoy Ranay and aired in June 2016.

It will be competing against Netherlands’ “Alleen op de Wereld (Nobody's Boy),” United Kingdom’s “Hank Zipzer's Christmas Catastrophe,” and Australia’s “Little Lunch.” The awards show will take place on April 18, 2018.

Aside from “Wansapantaym,” “TV Patrol” also received a nomination and finished as a finalist at the 2017 International Emmy Awards for news and current affairs last October 5.

Kapamilya actor Zanjoe Marudo was also recently nominated at the award-giving body in the top male acting honor category for his notable performance in “MMK,” where he portrayed a father who single-handedly raised his child while living inside a cave.

ABS-CBN previously scored International Emmy Awards nominations for Jodi Sta. Maria (“Pangako Sa ‘Yo”) and “Bridges of Love” in 2016, “Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Impostor” (Best Telenovela) in 2011, “Dahil May Isang Ikaw” (Best Telenovela) and Sid Lucero in “Dahil May Isang Ikaw” (Best Actor) in 2010, and “Kahit Isang Saglit” (Best Telenovela) and Angel Locsin in “Lobo” (Best Actress) in 2009.

It is also not the first time that ABS-CBN bagged a nomination in the news category. In 2011, “TV Patrol” received its first Emmy medal for its coverage of the Luneta hostage crisis in August 2010. Its weekend edition was also nominated in 2013 for its coverage during the super typhoon Haiyan.

Another ABS-CBN news and current affairs program, “Bandila” nabbed the Philippine’s first nomination in International Emmys for its report on the Subic rape case in 2006.

Meanwhile, “Wansapanataym” continues to bring values-laden stories with its current series “Louie’s Biton.” After experiencing the life of his idol Ralph (Aljur Abrenica) with the help of the magic shoe shiner, Louie (Grae Fernandez) now takes on the life of Melissa (Louise Delos Reyes) to fix the mistakes he made using her body.

Will Louie succeed with his plans now that he is on Melissa’s body?

Catch the magical stories filled with valuable lessons in “Wansapanataym Presents: Louie’s Biton” this Sunday on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). For more information, go to and follow @dreamscapeph on Twitter and Instagram.

Meet and Mingle with Social Media Stars at “SKY Bloggers Live!” at Trinoma on October 22

Bloggers go from online to on-ground as SKY Life, SKY’s lifestyle rewards program for loyal subscribers, brings together the most-followed lifestyle bloggers and their followers in an interactive meet and greet event, “SKY Bloggers Live!” on October 22 from 11 AM to 7 PM at the Trinoma Activity Center.

The event will bring leading beauty, fashion, travel, fitness, food, and entertainment bloggers Say Tioco, Camille Co, Pinoy Fitness, Eatsplorations, and Kyle Echarri together, to give their followers a chance to interact with them not just online, but in person. The event will also give participants a chance to produce their own fun content.

Attendees are in for interactive activities, talks, games, performances, and activity hubs that cover topics the bloggers advocate. At each hub, they’ll get to meet and mingle with the bloggers of each category while vying to win various prizes.

At the Trip Book hub, fashion and travel Blogger Camille Co will talk fashion and travel, while helping participants learn to achieve the perfect travel photos. At the Beauty Snap hub, beauty vlogger Say Tioco will share her beauty and skin care tips live to her audience. At Fit to Tweet, participants can join fitness website founders of Pinoy Fitness in physical challenges that entail capturing exercises creatively on Boomerang.

Meanwhile, U-Tune puts the spotlight on participants while they sing a virtual duet with their favorite Youtuber, while Insta-Yum helps aspiring food bloggers improve their flatlay game. As participants join the games, they must share their posts with the hashtag #SKYBloggersLive for a chance to be chosen as a challenge winner.

Aside from the fun activities, hosts Janeena Chan and Kyle Ortega will be there to make the event even more fun and interactive. Participants can also look forward to raffle prizes and fun, on-stage games. The event is open to the public, but subscribers can pre-register for VIP access. To know more, go to or the event page here.

SKY Life regularly treats loyal subscribers with experiential lifestyle rewards. In 2016 it held a series of activities for families including, “SKYLife Adventure Down Under” which flew subscribers to Australia, “SKYLife DIY City,” which brought families together and gave kids a chance to create their own stories and make believe cities, and “SKYLife Adventure Rush Dude’s Day Out,” the first ever men’s adventure and lifestyle fair in the metro, which included everything from cars and collections to grooming and sports, engaging men of all ages. The most recent event was “SKYLife Project Best You” in August, where families were treated to a weekend of bonding, fun, and values-filled activities.

Meet the Iconic DC All-Stars in "Justice League"

After fighting side-by-side across decades of comics, the iconic DC all-stars are going all in to save the world in their first-ever big-screen team-up, Warner Bros. Pictures’ epic action adventure Justice League, hitting Philippine cinemas November 16.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, story by Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder, based on characters from DC, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film’s producers are Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns, with executive producers Jim Rowe, Wesley Coller, Curtis Kanemoto, Chris Terrio and Ben Affleck.

Conceived by comic book writer Gardner Fox and artist Mike Sekowsky, the original incarnation of DC’s legendary League of Heroes – the Justice League of America – teamed up for the first time in 1960 on the pages of The Brave and the Bold #28.


Batman / Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). Inspired by Superman’s sacrifice, the billionaire detective is putting together a team of Super Heroes to combat a force threatening the entire planet. For the first time, Batman understands that he, alone, cannot save the world.

Wonder Woman / Diana Prince (Gal Gadot). The world’s first and foremost female Super Hero, Wonder Woman embodies the unrivaled force and grace of a born warrior with the genuine compassion of a true humanitarian. The first to joinBruce Wayne’s team, Diana’s natural confidence and unmistakable intelligence make her an indispensable ally.

Aquaman / Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa). Half-human, half-Atlantean, Arthur Curry is an outsider who does not feel at home on the Earth’s surface or under the sea. That is, until the world is threatened and he joins Batman’s newly assembled team of heroes.

The Flash / Barry Allen (Ezra Miller). Barry Allen is an excessively energetic student attending Central City College, where he studies criminal justice with the hope of one day freeing his incarcerated father. More than eager to team up with crime fighting icon Batman, Barry’s remarkably quick wit is surpassed only by his ability to move at hyper-speed.

Cyborg / Victor Stone (Ray Fisher). Part man, part machine, Victor Stone is a former star athlete at Gotham City University. After a horrific accident nearly cost him his life, he was saved when his father, scientist Silas Stone, used alien technology to reconstruct his body. In the process, Silas turned Victor into a human computer, organic with biomechatronic body parts. In other words, a Cyborg.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual Production, a Zack Snyder Film, Justice League. The film will be released in 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX worldwide beginning November 16, 2017, by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Kiddie TV Treats Abount this October with #FREESKYCHANNELS

A bounty of treats awaits kids and the kids-at-heart from October 19 to November 5, just in time for Halloween as SKY opens its most child-friendly shows via the #Freeskychannels offer.

There’s something to watch for children of all ages, from “My Little Pony” to “Spongebob Squarepants,” “Teen Titans Go,” and “Justice League Action.”

Twilight Sparkle is the smartest pony in Equestria but she does not have any friends so she is sent to Ponyville to learn about it. Together with ponies Fluttershy, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle will find out what friendship means, and that magic is stronger with friends. “My Little Pony” airs weekdays at 7:30 AM on Boomerang.

Meanwhile, Spongebob Squarepants and the gang must save Bikini Bottom from a ghoulish Halloween care of the Flying Dutchman in “Spongebob: The Legend of Bikini Bottom.” Watch this stop motion special on October 31, Halloween at 1:30 PM on Nickelodeon.

Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven, and Beast Boy, aren’t just superheroes, they’re also teenagers. “Teen Titans Go” follows their adventures in puberty, living with each other, and the occasional crime fighting. Catch them on weekdays at 5:15 PM on Cartoon Network.

On the other hand, “Justice League Action” is about just that, action. It’s Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and a rotating cast of Justice League members making sure the world stays safe from evildoers. This animated series also features an amazing cast of voice actors including Mark Hamill as the Joker. It’s on from Monday through Friday at 6 PM on Toonami.

Also, watch out for Ceebebies’ “Charlie and Lola” and “Kino’s Journey – The Beautiful World” animated Series on Animax. There’s also “Konusuba” season 2 to look out for on Hero.

These shows and so much more are available for viewing through #FREESKYCHANNELS from October 19 to November 5.There’s no need to register for anything. Just switch on the TV and start tuning in.

Visit, call 381-0000 or your local SKY office for more information.

October 16, 2017

PUSH AWARDS 2017 Winners: KathNiel, MayWard, Liza Soberano, Sarah Geronimo

Liza Soberano and Karla Estrada shone the brightest at this year’s Push Awards as they bagged three awards each, making them the most awarded online personalities in the digital media event held on the online show “ASAP Chillout” on Sunday (October 15).

Out of four nominations, Liza won three, including Push Female Celebrity, Push Female Movie Performance of the Year for “My Ex and Whys,” and Push Female TV Performance of the Year for “Dolce Amore.”

Karla, meanwhile, triumphed in all of her categories, namely the Push Celebrity Host of the Year, Celebrity Foodie of the Year #FoodGoals, and Celebrity Family of the Year #FamilyGoals.

Daniel Padilla was also named the Push Male Celebrity and won the Push Male Movie Performance of the Year for “Barcelona,” while Edward Barber was recognized as the Push Newcomer.

The tandem of Edward and Maymay Entrata, meanwhile, enjoyed a breakout win as the Push Group/Tandem. Their fans, the MayWards, also captured the Ultimate Fan Award for posting the highest number of tweets among all fan clubs during the seven-week voting period.

The winners of the Push performance categories were determined by the combined online fan votes and judges’ scores, which accounted for 30% and 70% of the total scores, respectively. Meanwhile all the winners in the Push Personality and Push Goals categories were purely based on the number of online fan votes.

For three consecutive years, ABS-CBN’s entertainment website has organized the Push Awards, which successfully brought together the biggest stars and the biggest fandoms in one stage to recognize them for their exceptional influence in the digital world and empower and engage fans through active digital participation.

It is one of the digital initiatives of ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company, which is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company with the biggest online presence among all media companies, and a growing list of digital properties.

Here is the complete list of winners at the third Push Awards, also found on

Push Personality Awards
Push Male Celebrity: Daniel Padilla
Push Female Celebrity: Liza Soberano
Push Group/Tandem: MayWard
Push Newcomer: Edward Barber
Push Music Personality: Sarah Geronimo
Push Sports Personality: Alyssa Valdez
Push Radio Personality: DJ Jhai Ho
Push Adober Personality: Kristel Fulgar
Push Performance Awards

Push Male TV Performance of the Year: Coco Martin (FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”)
Push Female TV Performance of the Year: Liza Soberano (“Dolce Amore”)
Push Male Movie Performance of the Year: Daniel Padilla (“Barcelona”)
Push Female Movie Performance of the Year: Liza Soberano (My Ex and Whys”)
Push Celebrity Host of the Year: Karla Estrada
Push Song Cover of the Year: Morissette Amon (“Stone Cold”)
Push Dance Cover of the Year: Yassi and Issa Pressman (“Shape of You”)

Push Goals Awards
Push Celebrity Traveler of the Year Award #TravelGoals: Anne Curtis
Push Celebrity Foodie of the Year #FoodGoals: Karla Estrada
Push Celebrity Fitspiration of the Year #FitnessGoals: Kim Chiu
Push Celebrity Fashionista of the Year #OOTDGoals: Elisse Joson
Push Celebrity Family of the Year #FamilyGoals: Karla Estrada
Push Celebrity Baby of the Year #BabyGoals” Seve Soriano

Push Ultimate Fan Award: MayWards

Vivo Personality of the Year (Special Award): Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla

Nicole Scherzinger Walks Out After Pinoy Boyband JBK Failed to Enter the X Factor UK Judges' House Round

JBK, a trio composed of Joshua Bulot, Bryan del Rosario, and Kim Lawrenz Ordonio, is the first Filipino boyband who made it to the show.

During their room auditions, the judges were all impressed not only with their vocals but also with their dedication flying all the way from the Philippines.

The boyband’s cheesy rendition of “I’ll Make Love To You” was well received by the audience and the judges, especially when the high notes were hit on spot.

Wow, guys! You’ve got a great reaction on that song, your vocals are great, I just think it’s a no-brainer with you guys.” Said judge Sharon Osbourne after the group’s performance.

Nicole Scherzinger gave nothing but praises to the group. “JBK, I’m so proud of you boys, my Filipino brothers up there! I’m proud that you flew all the way from the Philippines ‘coz you are not flying back home!

The crowd then chanted for Simon Cowell to give the group a seat.

Before Simon made a decision, judge Louis Walsh told him that the group absolutely deserve a seat.

To which he responded that he made up his mind. “You are not gonna be disappointed, you’re gonna have a seat!

The trio, who was anxiously waiting for Simon’s decision, curled up in great shock and was almost in tears after hearing what he said. Judges Louis and Nicole were both very happy with them getting a seat. The duo Afro Swagg was asked to give up their seat for JBK.

Later on, Simon asked JBK and girl group Lemonade for a sing-off, which was apparent that Nicole Scherzinger was against.

After the JBK’s performance of “I Can Love You Like That”, originally by the group All-4-One,  they received a standing ovation from Nicole, Sharon and Louis. Even after the Lemonade’s performance, Louis Walsh kept on telling Simon to pick the boys. “JBK, they have to go through!” he added.

After choosing the girl group Lemonade, the crowd booed Simon Cowell, and Nicole Scherzinger stood up from her seat, walked out, and told him not to talk to her.

The X Factor UK airs first and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment same day as the UK on Sundays and Mondays at 10:30am with primetime encores Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays at 9:00pm. 

RTL CBS Entertainment is available on SKYcable channels 53(SD) and 196(HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Destiny Cable channel 53, and Cablelink channels 37(SD) and 313(HD).

Enchong Dee Reveals His Latest Cravings - PERI-PERI CHARCOAL CHICKEN AND SAUCE BAR

Homegrown restaurant Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar, known for its flavorful charcoal-grilled Chicken and its signature sauces, now has a brand endorser in the person of actor and young entrepreneur,  Enchong Dee.

The restaurant recently launched a series of advertisements featuring Enchong enjoying the vibrance of the Peri-Peri cuisine and grooving to the festive moves of the Peri Peri Chicken Dance.


Bryan C. Tiu, President and CEO of Ifoods Group, mother company of Peri Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar, said that the actor was chosen as the face of the restaurant because of  his “youthful energy and fun personality that match the upbeat energy and vibe of Peri-Peri as a brand.”

The actor also happens to be a Peri-Peri Happy Franchisee of UP Town Center, SM Megamall, and Marquee Mall, Pampanga Peri-Peri branches.

As the purveyor of the spitfire-grilled Chicken experience, Peri-Peri is likewise set to amaze more taste buds as it introduces new items to its already vibrant menu. More than forty new dishes were added to their menu, spicing up and bringing in more flavours from South America. While the dishes are inspired by international culture, they are localized to appeal to the Filipino taste.

The restaurant also kicked into high gear as it continues to expand and make the Peri-Peri dining experience more accessible to its growing market.   To reinforce its presence, Peri-Peri plans to open more stores in the coming months in Ayala Feliz, Marikina; SM Marikina, Evia Lifestyle Center, Las Piñas; Okada Manila; Robinsons Manila; Brittany Square, Fairview; Robinsons Magnolia; and Resorts World Manila among others.


Currently, the restaurant has 16 branches in and outside the Metro. Peri Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar is in Nuvali Solenad 3, Alabang Town Center, Mc Kinley Venice Piazza, Uptown Mall BGC, Greenbelt 3, Eastwood Mall, Capitol Commons, Megamall B, Promenade Greenhills, Gateway Araneta Center, UP Town Center Katipunan, Trinoma Mall, Ayala Marquee Mall, SM City Bacolod, Meerea High Street Mandaue Cebu and soon to re-locate its branch in Myanmar.

For Franchising inquiries, Contact Peri-Peri’s marketing arm, BrandAction Inc, at 09055158463 or 807-0399. 

For more updates, follow Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken on and




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