March 31, 2018

Experience TEFAL and Enjoy Life at the Comfort of Your Home

True to its commitment to redefine the Filipino lifestyle through quality, efficient and innovative home and kitchen appliances, Tefal Appliance Philippines launches "Experience Tefal a campaign that aims to provide the Filipinos with infinite opportunities to enjoy life in the comfort of their own homes. 

Regarded as a world leader in small domestic appliances, Tefal prides itself for being home to some of the biggest innovations in Kitchen Appliances. You can now serve perfectly cooked rice with Tefal rice cookers which have extra durable CERAMIC pot and diamond-shaped pattern, responsible for even heat diffusion - resulting in tasty and fluffy rice. Aside from the durable ceramic pot, each Tefal rice cooker offers unique and smartcooking programs – allowing the user to prepare quick, healthy and happy meals every day.  

Summer is just around the corner and staying fit, fab and refreshed will be easier with Tefal blenders. Tefal has blenders that use Tripl'ax Technology – 6 blades with 3 combined actions (Cyclone Booster, Extreme Mixing and Chunks Killer) for 1 ultimate blending. Those who are still looking for a blender, perfect for all types of ingredients, Tefal Tripl'ax blender is absolutely the right choice. 

Surviving each season in style is possible with Tefal irons and garment steamers. Tefal's Durilium Technology is another breakthrough that gives the iron's soleplate superior scratch resistance and unrivalled glideability – making ironing faster, easier and fun. Tefal also produces garment steamers – ideal for yuppies and fashionistas who always want to keep up withfashion and style. 

"We need a brand that could effectively help us meet the enormous demands of today's fast-paced world. Luckily, we have Tefal small domestic appliances designed to make each chore a worthwhile experience," shares Chef Jonas Ng, Tefalbrand ambassador. 

Learn more about #ExperienceTefal. Visit www.facebook.com/tefalappliancephilippines today.

TFCU Talks Aims to Connect, Inspire, Empower the Youth in Australia

Coming from its successful first international leg in Manila last March 2017, TFCU Talks now flies to Sydney, Australia for the very first "TFCU Talks Sydney", happening on April 7 at the Ballroom of Blacktown Workers Club (55 Campbell St. Blacktown New South Wales, Australia).

 

TFCU is an initiative which aims to connect, inspire, and empower Filipino college students and young professionals through the TFCU Talks event, which features industry professionals and personalities who share their stories that will help the Filipino youth realize their full potential while embracing their cultural identity.

 

There have been a series of TFCU Talks already held in the United States, which are the "TFCU Breaking the Mold" in Long Beach, California; "TFCU Talks Seattle: Live Your Legacy" in Seattle, Washington; "TFCU Talks Carson: Rise Up" in Carson, California; "TFCU Talks San Jose: Breakthrough to Greatness" in San Jose, California; the most recent "TFCU Talks Davis: Embracing Identity" in Davis, California; and happening soon is the "TFCU Talks New York City: Visionary Leadership" in New York City. 

 

TFCU Talks has created a positive buzz one talk after the other, with its reputable speakers who are the likes of Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race" season four winner Lanai Tabura, singer-musician-songwriter-recording-artist AJ Rafael, and tech entrepreneur and adventure journalist Garrett Gee of "The Bucket List Family."

 

On its second international leg happening this year, "TFCU Talks Sydney" anchors on the themePursuing Your Passion and taps the young Filipino-Australians by featuring three industry professionals who went out of their comfort zones and discovered their full potential.

 

Eman Rodriguez

 

At the young age of 12, Eman Rodriguez already knew his passion – breakdancing. He kept honing his skills, until he decided to join "So You Think You Can Dance" season 2 in 2009. Even if he did not make the final cut, Rodriguez kept going after his dream. He joined the dance group Justice Crew to compete in "Australia's Got Talent" in 2010, where they were hailed the season's champion. This opened door of opportunities for them, such as a record contract under Sony Music where they had several platinum hit singles.

 

After leaving the group to pursue a solo career, Rodriguez focused on developing his talents to fulfill his dream of being a multi-skilled entertainer. One of the skills he worked on is hosting, which he exhibited at the "10th BC ONE World Breakdancing Competition" and his YouTube show "REEL."

 

Aside from music and breakdancing, Rodriguez' other passion is football and in 2017, he joined the Philippine rugby football team "Philippine Volcanoes" to represent the country in different international competitions.

 

Gretchen Ho

 

People first took notice of Gretchen Ho in 2008 when she joined and became one of the star players of Ateneo Lady Eagles, the volleyball team of the prestigious Philippine university Ateneo de Manila University. Aside from the scholarship, Ho joined the squad to prove to her parents that she can juggle her responsibilities as a student while still pursuing her passion in sports.

 

After she graduated in 2013, Ho tried her luck in the news and entertainment industry in the Philippines where she discovered her gift and spunk for hosting. It may be a far cry from her image as an athlete, but eventually she learned the ropes. Now, Ho has several regular hosting stints in ABS-CBN's news programs like "Umagang Kay Ganda (A Beautiful Morning)," "TV Patrol," and ANC's lifestyle program "Modern Girls."

 

Marco Andre Selorio

 

Marco Andre Selorio is the man behind some of the popular dance competitions in Australia.Selorio is not new to the entertainment industry as he once was part of the children's show "Kulit Bulilit" (Curious Kids) in the Philippines. His acting career was cut short when his family migrated to Australia.

 

There he focused on his studies and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Commerce and Economics. He launched HOOPDREAMZ, a business that started by sending out newsletters for Sydney Kings basketball team. Eventually, it evolved into a company that organizes events that serve as platform for budding artists to showcase their talents, like the globally renowned "World Supremacy Battle Grounds" and the "GROOVE" street dance competition.

 

"TFCU Talks Sydney" will also feature an exciting performance from Eman Rodriguez with the JMA Dance Crew, choreographed by Maurice June. June is one of the founders of JMA Entertainment, the talent agency behind the popular Australian dance group Justice Crew.

 

"We are really excited to inspire the young people of Australia. We want to remind those who attend TFCU Talks Sydney that by living out their potential and pursuing their passions they can truly make a positive difference in the world," said Romeo Marquez Jr., TFCU Program Director.

 

Experience an afternoon filled with inspiring stories that will fuel your desire to fulfill your dreams at "TFCU Talks Sydney", happening on April 7, at the Ballroom of Blacktown Workers Club (55 Campbell St. Blacktown New South Wales, Australia).

 

Register now by visiting https://tfcutalkssydney.eventbrite.co.uk. Limited slots are available.

 

For more details about the event, visit facebook.com/TFCAustraliaConnect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC and KapamilyaGlobalPR on Twitter and Instagram.

Netflix and Formula 1 Announce Exclusive Docu-Series



Formula 1 and Netflix are proud to announce a season-long collaboration culminating in an original docu-series of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Cham pionship, to be screened in early 2019.


This Netflix original series will be the first to truly immerse the audience inside the cockpits, the paddock and the lives of the key players in Formula 1. The series will have unparalleled and exclusive access to the world's fastest drivers, team principals and owners, as well as Formula 1's own management team.


Netflix has commissioned 10 episodes from the 2018 season, and the production team will film and reveal the intense fight for the heart, soul, and direction for the future of this multibillion-dollar business.


This series will be executive-produced by Academy-Award winner James Gay Rees (Senna) and Paul Martin for Box to Box Films. Sophie Todd will be the showrunner.


"This partnership with Formula 1 furthers our mission of working with world-class brands and production partners to produce best-in-class unscripted series," said Bela Bajaria, Vice President of Content for Netflix.


"Formula 1 is a global sport that we are actively repositioning from a motorsport company to a media and entertainment brand," Sean Bratches, F1 Managing Director of Commercial Operations said. "The agreement with Netflix serves to chronicle the fascinating story of what transpires behind the scenes during a grand prix season. This is a perspective of the sport that has yet to be unveiled to fans around the world. This series will unleash a compelling vantage point to the sport that will delight fans and serve as a catalyst to entice new fans."


Added Ian Holmes, Director of Media rights: "We are delighted to welcome a Netflix Original to Formula 1, a brand which has screened so many successful productions. This collaboration represents a new way of capturing our sport in all of its exciting aspects. There is nothing like F1, its layers of engineering complexity, allied to the enormity of human endeavour required to get through a Grand Prix season. The chance to present our sport through Netflix, to their worldwide audience, in an original and unique format, is something that we are very much looking forward to. This is a tremendous opportunity to showcase F1 and attract new fans to the sport."

Inigo Pascual and DJ Moophs Collaborate with Summer Hit Single “On my way!”

Spring may have officially started in the U.S. though it still feels like winter in most places.  But with the latest collab track dropped by Billboard Philippines Top 20 chart-topper Inigo Pascual and DJ and music producer Chris Lopez a.k.a. Moophs, expect the duo to fan the flames of summer heat from the Philippines and bring it to American shores with their new single, "OMW (On My Way)".

 

This is not the first time that Pascual and Moophs have worked or performed together.  Both are coming off the high profile success of "One Music X" last November in Dubai, UAE which turned out to be one of the biggest music festivals of the year in the Middle East.  Just last weekend, the two also performed at the prestigious Coronation Night of the Bb. Pilipinas beauty pageant held at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum in Metropolitan Manila.

 

When "OMW" debuted on YouTube on March 15 with hardly any publicity and promotions, it immediately garnered tens of thousands of views, scores of likes and positive comments.

 

"When I wrote 'OMW', I tried to put myself in the shoes of my 21-year old self, since that's where Inigo's at now," said Moophs. "What was my mindset 10 years ago? What was I worried about and what was I doing on the daily? I definitely wasn't the young superstar at 21 that Inigo is today! But I think a lot of the driving forces are ultimately the same: girls, music, finishing school, and having a good time with friends. I tried to write the song from that perspective: you wake up a little groggy from a fun night, get a text from your girl, and head over to her place. Simple!"

 

Moophs continued: "The vibe of the production for 'OMW' came from a blend of my tastes and Inigo's. I tried to keep it lighthearted and accessible with a drop that's fun but still slaps. 'OMW' is your twenty-something summer anthem."

 

While based in the Philippines right now asABS-CBN's International Music Content Officer and head of the Tarsier Records imprint, which was launched by Manila-based recording giant Star Music for international audiences, Moophs shares the Los Angeles feels and vibes with Pascual because both of them lived for years in the City of Angels.  Both have been exposed to the breadth of musical influences in the world's seat of entertainment.  When Pascual returned to the Philippines to try it out as an actor and singer, his first big break in music came when he composed and recorded "Dahil Sa 'Yo" (Tagalog phrase that means "because of you"). The song jumpstarted his career as a recording and live performing artist as it became the first number one song on Billboard Philippines' Top 10 Charts at opening, then holding the top spot for nine weeks.

 

Currently, Pascual's music resides in the genres of Pop and R&B. "I want to create music that helps people express their unspoken emotions; music that takes them back to a specific time in their lives, an anthem of sorts for a generation: music that gets people to dance, and entire stadiums to sing and shout," he said.

 

Check out "OMW (On My Way)" from Tarsier Records on YouTube and Spotify.


PGT Grand Finalists 1 and 2: Nocturnal Dance Company and Orville Tonido

 

Nocturnal Dance Company and Orville Tonido  were named the first two grand finalists ABS-CBN's world class talent search "Pilipinas Got Talent."

 

After showcasing another fantastic fusion of modern and tribal dance, the Nocturnal Dance Company captivated viewers and garnered 44.55% of the combined online and text votes. 

 

The judges, meanwhile, picked Orville after he drew loud cheers with his comedy act wherein he pulled out bananas of different sizes and forms from his Lily Cruz-inspired gold gown.

 

This coming weekend, four acts compete for two grand finalists slots. Who among Kristel De Catalina, Jeptah Calintong, Xtreme Dancers, and the Bu-Away Folkloric Dance Troupe will win over the viewers and the judges?

 

Don't miss the live semi-finals of "Pilipinas Got Talent" this Easter Sunday (April 1), 7:30 PM on ABS-CBN. For updates, follow @abscbnpgt on Instagram and Twitter or like www.facebook.com/pilipinasgottalent.PGT on Facebook.

March 27, 2018

Philippine Jeepney and Chocolate Hills in Bohol Featured in Official “Sherlock Gnomes” Movie Poster

Where in the world are the missing gnomes? Well, based on the newly released poster of Sherlock Gnomes, they're in the Philippines, traveling aboard the iconic Jeepney somewhere in Bohol.


Check out the Philippine-themed one-sheet art and watch Sherlock Gnomes in cinemas March 21.


In Sherlock Gnomes, the beloved garden gnomes from Gnomeo and Juliet are back for a whole new adventure in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing – there's only one gnome to call… SHERLOCK GNOMES.

The famous detective and sworn protector of London's garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case. The mystery will lead our gnomes on a rollicking adventure where they will meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of the city.

This action-packed sequel features the voices of returning cast, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant and Ozzy Osbourne, plus Johnny Depp as Sherlock Gnomes, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Watson and Mary J. Blige as Irene.

Sherlock Gnomes is based on Characters by Rob Sprackling and John Smith and Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil and Keely Asbury and Steve Hamilton Shaw. Story by Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil and Emily Dee Cook and Kathy Greenberg. Screenplay by Ben Zazove and Directed by John Stevenson.

Sherlock Gnomes is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

National Geographic Calls on Eco Warriors for 2018 Nat Geo Earth Day Run



Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018, one of the most awaited and well-attended running events in the country every year, is slated for April 22, at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds. Now on its 9th year, the Nat Geo Earth Day Run reinforces its commitment to preserving the planet by calling all "Eco Warriors" to be part of the exciting race which will coincide with the celebration of the International Earth Day.

Since its inception, the Nat Geo Earth Day Run has been attracting thousands of individuals across Asia who have pledged to save the planet. In the Philippines, National Geographic is looking to see 15,000 runners across the 3K, 5K, 10K, and 21K categories.

Following its success in the previous years, Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018 will continue to extend its support to groups and societies with causes that are largely dedicated to environmental conservation. In the past, Nat Geo was able to give its support to organizations and communities such as the World Wide Fund for Nature, the Tawbuid Mangyan Tribe in Mindoro, and the Abuan Watershed in Sierra Madre. 

This year, Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018 puts the spotlight on the fast-becoming global issue of water shortage. National Geographic vows to sponsor rain storage tanks to in-need communities remotely situated in Mindoro. 

New Race, New Journey
Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018 will present a lineup of exciting and meaningful activities participants can join. This year's edition includes the Fun Run under the new 3K race category that encourages more Eco Warriors to participate and champion the environmental causes they believe in.

Elite runners registered in the 21K category can join a series of running clinics where experts will share warm-up and cool-down lessons, hydration and post-run exercises that will help runners prepare for the race. The running clinics took place on March 5 and 7 and will resume on April 9 and 11 at Track 30th at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Registered runners will be able to receive a singlet, race bib, timing chip, water bottle and towel. 21K race finishers will receive a finisher's medal, a loot bag and a finisher's shirt, while 10K finishers will receive a finisher's medal and a loot bag.

Interested participants can log onto the Nat Geo Earth Day Run website (http://www.natgeoearthdayrun.com/). Offline registration is available starting March 17 at authorized booths located at SM MoA, SM Aura, and SM the Block. 

Registration fee for the 3K category is Php 750.00, 5K category is Php 850.00, 10K category is Php 950.00, and 21K is Php1, 400.00.

The gun start for participants of the 21K run is at 3:30AM, 10K is at 4:00AM, 5K is at 5:30AM, and 3K is at 6:00AM.

For more information, visit http://www.natgeoearthdayrun.com/ or log on to its official Facebook page, NatGeo Run.

Marvel Studio Announces Cast, Release Date and Storyline of Highly-Anticipated “Captain Marvel” Movie


Marvel Studios has begun principal photography in Los Angeles, California, on its newest film, "Captain Marvel." The production is shooting in and around the greater Los Angeles area, which will also serve as the production base for the film. The production will also shoot on location in Fresno, California, as well as locations in Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans. 

Set for release in the United States on March 8, 2019, Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel" is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, whose credits include "Mississippi Grind" and "Half Nelson." An all-star collective of accomplished writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve ("Inside Out," "The Good Dinosaur"), Nicole Perlman (upcoming "First Man," Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy"), Geneva Robertson-Dworet ("Tomb Raider," upcoming "Sherlock Holmes 3"), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch ("Glow"), and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.

The film stars Academy Award® winner Brie Larson ("Room," "Kong: Skull Island"), Samuel L. Jackson (Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "The Hateful Eight"), Ben Mendelsohn ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," "Ready Player One"), Djimon Hounsou ("Blood Diamond," Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy"), Lee Pace ("The Book of Henry," Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy"), Lashana Lynch ("Brotherhood," "Fast Girls"), Gemma Chan ("Humans," "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"), Algenis Perez Soto ("Sambá," "Sugar"), Rune Temte ("Eddie The Eagle," "The Last Kingdom"), McKenna Grace ("I, Tonya," "Gifted"), with Clark Gregg ("Live by Night," "Marvel's The Avengers"), and Jude Law ("Spy," "The Grand Budapest Hotel").

The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.  Set in the 1990s, "Captain Marvel" is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Kevin Feige is the producer of Marvel Studios' "Captain Marvel." Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Jonathan Schwartz, Patty Whitcher and Stan Lee are executive producers, with Lars Winther serving as co-producer/first assistant director and David Grant serving as co-producer.

Directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's creative team includes director of photography Ben Davis ("Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri," Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange,"), Oscar®- nominated production designer Andy Nicholson ("Gravity," "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom"), costume designer Sanja Hays ("The Fate of the Furious," "Star Trek: Beyond"), editors Elliot Graham ("Steve Jobs," "Molly's Game,") and Debbie Berman (Marvel Studios' "Black Panther," "Spider-Man: Homecoming"), two-time Oscar nominee, visual effects supervisor Christopher Townsend (Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"), stunt coordinator Jim Churchman (Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange" and "Ant-Man" ) and six-time Oscar nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Black Panther"). 

Based on the Marvel comic character first appearing in 1968, "Captain Marvel" continues the lineage of epic big-screen adventures chronicled in "Iron Man," "The Incredible Hulk," "Iron Man 2," "Thor," "Captain America: The First Avenger," "Marvel's The Avengers," "Iron Man 3," "Thor: The Dark World," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Ant-Man," "Captain America: Civil War," "Doctor Strange," "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "Thor: Ragnarok" and, most recently, "Black Panther."

With the release of "Black Panther" in February, Marvel Studios continued its unprecedented success. At the time of release, the film recorded the second biggest opening weekend of all time with $202 million and is on track to the become the highest grossing superhero film at the domestic box office. The film has grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide to date. "Black Panther" propelled the Marvel brand's #1 domestic box-office opening streak to a record-breaking 19 consecutive films.

DZMM Retraces Jesus’ Footsteps in “Sa Landas ni Hesus” Documentary


For the first time in its 31 years on the air, DZMM has produced a full-length audio-visual documentary in time for the Holy Week to be simulcast on DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 on AM radio and DZMM TeleRadyo on cable and ABS-CBN TVplus.

Starting Holy Monday (March 26), DZMM anchor Bro. Jun Banaag, O.P. has brought viewers with him in his pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the "SA LANDAS NI HESUS Maglakbay, Magnilay" documentary, where he visited historical places and holy sites that people only get to read in the Bible or hear about during the mass.

The documentary traces certain highlights in the life of Jesus, from his conception, birth and public ministry, to his passion, death and resurrection. This spiritual journey will bring us to Bethlehem where Jesus was born, to Nazareth where he grew up, and to other places like Capernaum, Bethany and Jerusalem where he left his mark preaching, healing the sick and performing miracles.

Bro. Jun  will bring us to the sacred waters of the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized, and ride a wooden boat to the Sea of Galilee where Jesus walked on its waters.

Viewers will also see the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which now sits atop the Mount of Calvary, also known as Golgotha or Place of the Skull, where Christ was nailed to the cross. The Church also houses the cave that served as Jesus' resting place and the site of his resurrection.

The first two parts of "SA LANDAS NI HESUS Maglakbay, Magnilay" aired on Bro. Jun's "Dr. Love Radio Show" on Holy Monday (March 26) and Holy Tuesday (March 27). Part 3 will be aired on Holy Wednesday (March 28) at 11 pm.

DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and DZMM TeleRadyo will air the documentary in full on Maundy Thursday (March 29) at  4 pm, on Good Friday (March 30) at 10:30am, and on Black Saturday (March 31) at 6:30 pm.

For more news and information, stay tuned on DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 on AM radio and DZMM TeleRadyo on SKYcable and ABS-CBN TVplus. Watch online on iwantv.com.ph. Follow @DZMMTeleRadyo on Twitter and Facebook.

March 22, 2018

“Pilipinas Got Talent” Goes to Different Locations for the Live Semi-Finals Starting this Weekend

After 11 weeks of auditions with 98 acts that made it through the next round, "Pilipinas Got Talent" judges Freddie "FMG" Garcia, Angel Locsin, Robin Padilla, and Vice Ganda finally made the cut and determined the 28 acts that will compete in the semi-finals that will kick off this week. 

 

Twelve acts from Luzon made it to the next level that include Aloha Philippines, Prinsipe Makata, JM Bayot, Jeptah Callitong, Karl Matrix, Antonio Bathan Jr, Jonacris Bandillo, Bu-Away Folklore Dance Troupe, Dauntless Republic, Joven Olvido, and Golden Buzzer acts Bardilleranza and Kristel De Catalina.

 

Maka Girls, Angel Fire New Gen, Dancing Fire Warriors, Cebeco II Blue Knights, and Golden Buzzer acts Julius and Rhea represent the Visayas, while Salimpokaw Ko Masa Dance Troupe, Xtreme Dancers, and Golden Buzzer act DWC Aeon Flex represent Mindanao.

 

Meanwhile, eight acts from Metro Manila will also get another shot to show what they got at the "PGT" semis. They are Junior FMX Extreme, Orville Tonido, Pedro Lachica, Rico the Magician, Miggy Hizon, Johnny Villanueva, Mad Queens, and Golden Buzzer act Nocturnal Dance Company.

 

This week, the first six acts to compete are singers Maka Girls from Cebu, pole dancer Johnny Villanueva from Quezon City, comedian Orville Tonido from Quezon City, vaper JM Bayot from Cavite, and dance groups Salimpokaw Ko Masa Dance Troupe from Marawi and Nocturnal Dance Company from Quezon City.

 

For the first time in PGT history, the competition goes to different locations--- Pasay City, Taytay, Rizal, and San Fernando, Pampanga--- to bring the PGT experience closer to more Kapamilyas.

 

Only two acts per week will advance to the grand finals. The first act will be chosen based on text votes, while the second act will be chosen by the judges. 

 

To vote via SMS, text PGT (name of contestant) and send to 2366 for all networks. Only one vote per sim. 

 

For details on how to watch the live shows, check out the program's official social media accounts.

 

Don't miss the semi-finals of "Pilipinas Got Talent,"  Saturdays, 7 PM and Sundays, 7:30 PM on ABS-CBN. For updates, follow @abscbnpgt on Instagram and Twitter or like www.facebook.com/pilipinasgottalent.PGT on Facebook.

March 21, 2018

BTS Fans Alert: MEDIHEAL X BTS Arrives in the Philippines, Now Available at Watsons


MEDIHEAL, the Global No. 1 mask pack from Korea, which has sold over 1 billion mask packs worldwide, is now distributed in the Philippines by Genson Distribution Inc. and is exclusively available at Watsons and SM Beauty Stores.

MEDIHEAL products were developed at the beauty school of the prestigious Seoul University by a team of skin experts and dermatologists who understand Asian skin and what works for it. The brand offers a wide range of innovative and effective sheet masks and skin care products that cater to different concerns. 

MEDIHEAL promotes the home-use beauty concept, which allows you to have beautiful skin without surgery or enhancements. All products are dermatologically tested.

There are different types of mask packs addressing specific skin concerns and needs such as acne, brightening, soothing, moisture retention and uneven skin tone. 

The N.M.F. (Natural Moisturizing Factor) Aquaring Ampoule Mask EX. is MEDIHEAL’s bestselling mask pack worldwide. It contains ingredients that help moisturize the skin and help improve its elasticity. MEDIHEAL mask packs are No. 1 in the world because they are chock full of
essences, with ingredients that specifically target skin concerns. Get the most benefits from all the nutrients provided by the essences out of a MEDIHEAL mask pack as MEDIHEAL logo prints will appear on the mask sheet once it is ready to remove.


 
MEDIHEAL x BTS
 
Meanwhile, fans of Korean boy band BTS, also known as Bangtan Boys, are in for a treat as the MEDIHEAL x BTS Boxed Set, which includes 10 mask packs and 14 photo cards, is now available online at www.watsons.com.ph.

 

The seven-member K-Pop group composed of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, V, Jimin and Jungkook was the most talked-about on the micro-blogging site Twitter in 2017. 

www.watsons.com.ph will carry all four boxes of MEDIHEAL x BTS - Hydrating Care, Brightening Care, Moisturizing Care and Soothing Care. Each box will retail for Php 1,250.

For more information, follow medihealph on Facebook and Instagram.

Cast of "Avengers: Infinity War" Assembles at Fan Event in Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on April 16


Marvel Studios and Marina Bay Sands are proud to announce that Singapore will be receiving the formidable team of Avengers this April.

To celebrate the release of the highly anticipated Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, Singapore will host an unprecedented assembly of three Avengers Super Heroes - Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Benedict Cumberbatch (Stephen Strange/Doctor Strange), Karen Gillan (Nebula) and director, Joe Russo – at a show-stopping red-carpet style fan event on 16th April.

The cast and the director will thrill fans at the fan event, taking place at the integrated resort, Marina Bay Sands. This event will be free and open to the public. More information on the event venue, time and admission details will be released on 2nd April, Monday at 12noon via http://www.marinabaysands.com/avengers/

Mr. George Tanasijevich, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marina Bay Sands, said: “We are privileged to work with The Walt Disney Company again for their Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War talent tour. This ground-breaking event will showcase our ability to host unique and large scale global events and reaffirm Marina Bay Sands as the world’s entertainment destination.”

This is the 10th year of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and we are happy to bring our South Asia fans even closer to their heroes. This region has an ever-expanding fan base for Marvel and continues to be a part of everyday lives of people. We thank our Marvel fans and partners like Marina Bay Sands for being a part of this celebration,” Said Mahesh Samat, EVP and Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company (South Asia).

An extraordinary cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The film opens in Philippine theatres on 25 April.

Join the conversation online at #AvengersPH & #InfinityWar

*Please note there is a capacity limit at the fan event venue. Access to the event will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Members of the public attending the event will be subject to security checks.

Meet the Star Magic Circle 2018 - the Newest Batch of PH Showbiz' Future Big Stars


Star Magic unveils its newest batch of stars last March 11 On “ASAP.”

Collectively dubbed the 2018 Star Magic Circle, the new batch has a theater actress, an Ivy League graduate, acting workshoppers, an athlete, former reality show hopefuls and some who hail from showbiz families.

Indeed, they are the next artists who will make their respective marks in showbiz.

Here are the 13 new artists of Star Magic:

1. Donny Pangilinan


2. Zonie Mejia


 3. Yasmyne Suarez


4. Henz Villaraiz


5. Daniela Stranner


6. Patty Mendoza


7. Leila Alcasid


8. Anna Luna


9. Chantal Videla


10. Karl Gabriel


11. Markus Paterson


12. Charlie Dizon


13. Tony Labrusca


Two Ogie Alcasid Join the All New and More Exciting "Home Sweetie Home"


Weekend viewing gets more fun and more exciting in “Home Sweetie Home” as the neighborhood gets even bigger as Julie (Toni Gonzaga), Lia (Rufa Mae Quinto), and JP (Piolo Pascual) embark on a new business venture starting this month.

Aside from the three and Julie’s family, Nanay Loi (Sandy Andolong), Gigi (Miles Ocampo), Rence (Clarence Delgado), and neighbors Obet (Jobert Austria), Pinong (Nonong Ballinan), and Mang LA (Mitoy Yonting), the gang welcomes to Brgy. Puruntong Ireneo and Irenea, who will both be played by Ogie Alcasid.

After finding out that Sunshine is already with another man in New Zealand, JP decided to just go back to Manila and be with his friends and family. To ease JP’s sadness and to divert his attention while mending a broken heart, Julie thought it might be a good idea for them to open up a business alongside her BFF Lia - a pastry shop and restaurant they will call Walang Kapares.

The plan will only help JP move on but will also help Lia to better provide for her daughter and help Julie save up so that Romeo can finally come home and stay in the Philippines for good.

Putting up a new business is indeed a lot of work so along the way, the three realize that they have insufficient funds to open the café restaurant. Good thing Lia knows a potential investor - Ireneo or Neo for short, who happens to be Julie’s childhood friend.

Ever since they were young, Neo already fancies Julie thus, he immediately grabs the opportunity and agrees to invest in Walang Kapares. As if dealing with Neo isn’t hard enough, Neo’s twin sister, Irenea, also enters the picture and instantly fall head over heels in love with JP.

Will Julie, Lia, and JP succeed in their new business? What role will Ireneo and Irenea play in Brgy. Puruntong?

Since the sitcom premiered in 2014, “Home Sweetie Home” has been a consistent top-rater on weekends and has always been part of the top ten list of most watched programs in the country. Aside from the laughter it brings, the show also imparts to viewers valuable lessons in life and promotes good family values.

Don’t miss “Home Sweetie Home,” Saturdays after “TV Patrol Weekend.”

Coney Reyes Stars in CBN Asia’s Holy Week Special "Wanda’s Wonderful World"



Award-winning actress, television host, and producer Coney Reyes as Wanda searches for love as she tries to fill the void in her heart left by a traumatic experience she had when she was young.

Catch her as she gives life to the character of Wanda in CBN Asia’s Holy Week special Wanda’s Wonderful World, on Good Friday, March 30, 11 p.m. at ABS-CBN.

Coney plays the character of Wanda, the CEO of a well-renowned events company, Wanda’s Wonderful World. She thirsts for love and looks for it in all the wrong places.

Actually, Wanda is sort of a complicated character. But if you dig deep down in her heart, it’s actually simple why she is the way she is. She was a neglected child, so because of that there were certain things she was yearning for in her life,” Coney explained.

One of the things that Coney could relate to was Wanda’s conversations with God. “Not that I questioned God but I would often talk to God,” she said. “I made a lot of ‘not-so- healthy’ and ‘not-so- godly decisions’ and because of that I ended up with a lot of mess in my personal life. But when I met the Lord Jesus and I really just surrendered my life to Him, everything turned around because God works things out for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose,” she added.

 


Wanda’s Wonderful World’s story is a product of the wonderful imagination of CBN Asia’s Special Projects Manager Icko Gonzalez.

Watch Coney Reyes along with other veteran actors Tirso Cruz III and Ricky Davao as CBN Asia presents Wanda’s Wonderful World, a story that will surely satisfy your yearning for love and purpose, on March 30, Good Friday, 11 p.m. at ABS-CBN.

Multi-Awarded Sci-Fi Horror Movie “Ghost Land” Set to Hit Philippine Theaters on March 31, Black Saturday


Soaking in the glory of multiple awards, the thrill-seeking horror “Ghostland” (aka Incident in a Ghost Land)  is set to show us why it’s captivating and mind-boggling story is a must-watch horror film this 2018. With versatile actress Crystal Reed (“Teen Wolf”) as the main lead.

The film begins with a mother and her two daughters inheriting an old house, during their first night in their new home, murderers enter the home, putting Colleen in a situation where she must fight to save her daughters’ lives. When the girls suffer a terrible trauma during the night, their disparate personalities diverge even further.

The eldest daughter, Beth (Reed), becomes a famous horror author with a perfect family and life in Los Angeles, while her sister, Vera (Anastasia Philips), can’t cope, and loses her mind to an unshakable sense of paranoia. Sixteen years later the daughters and mother reunite at the house where Colleen and Vera continue to reside. It is then that strange events begin to take place.

Filled with horrific sound effects, jump scares and scary dolls, it leads us to ask ourselves, are our own demons define the horror in our lives? Or do the horror stories exist beyond the lines of fiction books?

The film won the Public Prize and the Grand Prize at the 2018 Festival international du film fantastique de Gérardmer, a horror and science-fiction film festival held in France since 1994.

Director Pascal Laugier who also directed the 2009 critically-acclaimed horror film “Martyrs” can’t wait for the public to see his newest masterpiece.  ‘“Incident In A Ghost Land”’ is also the expression of the return of the repressed and perhaps of my ‘darkest side,”

“Beth lives with their ghosts, they speak to her, she wants to join them in excellence. I feel like this type of admiration and self-construction for someone in a society that is very derision-driven and tends to make the feeling of admiration somewhat ridiculous. “said Laugier.

The film co-stars Emilia Jones (“Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides”), Anastasia Philips (“Lucky 7”), Taylor Hickson (“Deadpool”), and Mylene Farmer.

"Ghostland" is set to scare everyone to their seats starting March 31 (Black Saturday) and is distributed by Axinite Digicinema.

Rooney Mara Portrays a New, Revisionist Version of "Mary Magdalene," Showing in PH Theaters on March 21


Two-time Oscar nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network) stars in the titular role of Universal Pictures' new Biblical drama Mary Magdalene (in Philippine cinemas March 21).

Watch the new Mary Magdalene footage featuring Rooney Mara at https://youtu.be/l7b2exWNOMY.

Directed by Garth Davis (Lion) and also stars Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice) and Chiwetel Eijofor (12 Years a Slave), Mary Magdalene is the story of a young woman who leaves her small fishing village and family to join a new movement. Inspired by its charismatic leader, Jesus of Nazareth (Phoenix), and his teachings, Mary sets out with the disciples on the journey to Jerusalem, where she finds herself at the centre of the founding story of Christianity.

For Mara, the film opened her eyes to a new and different way of reading a belief system that formed an important part of her childhood. "I went to Catholic school so I had a lot of preconceived notions about the story and about religion in general,” she explains. “The first time I read the script, it was with a very cynical outlook. Then I spoke with Garth and I understood what kind of film he was making; he got me to look at the story in a different way so the second time I read it, I saw a lot of opportunity and a lot of beauty in it. I thought this was a great opportunity to tell a version of the story that we hadn't seen before.

Most other films about Jesus are solely about him, and this time the film is about Mary Magdalene,” continues Mara. “We still see all of the things that we're used to seeing in biblical films, but we see it through her eyes. And seeing it through her eyes, we get to see it in a very different light. Mary Magdalene is known by most people to be a prostitute, which isn't true; we get to see where she comes from and who she really is."

As she’s presented in the film even before she meets Jesus, Mary is a very strong, independent and, in some ways, a modern woman - still unmarried despite being in her early 20s and working with her family of fishermen As Mara explains, "We first meet Mary while she's living in Magdala with her family and she is very different to everyone in her family. Her family are pushing her to get married and have children, as she’s already considered old, and to do what a woman is expected to do. She’s really resistant to that. I think she really loves the fishing work and she feels very connected to God in a way that she can't really understand and that she wants to explore more. She's always felt very different to everyone else and feels she’s never been listened to, so when Jesus comes along he's the first person who understands what she's feeling. She’s brave enough to leave her family behind and follow him."

One of the toughest scenes for Mara was the exorcism scene. Before leaving Magdala to follow Jesus, Mary’s family call on an exorcist to perform an exorcism on her. It is an act of love, the family believes. Davis explains: “They can’t understand Mary's personality or her choices - they just see it as the demon. The tragic thing about the scene is the family are doing it because they think I’ll make her better but, in fact, they're just driving her further away. It could have been a very dark and dramatic scene but instead it became something very complex.“

"That scene was really brutal, especially because of the way Garth chose to portray the family,“ says Mara. “He’d created a very loving environment and family. They all care deeply about each other so when the exorcism comes it's that much more heart-breaking. It doesn't feel like a cliched version of the bad guys versus the good guys. They really love her, they think they're doing what's best for her."

While the scene was being shot, the cast and crew underwent a bizarre and unsettling experience. “We all had a copy of one of the ancient texts as we were preparing for the scene,” says Davis, “and almost the minute we started walking into the water, the wind just stopped. Completely. There was no movement. And then lightning started breaking all around us. It freaked everyone out! An interesting moment of life mirroring art.

Mary Magdalene is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Toni Gonzaga and Piolo Pascual's "Last Night" Makes Waves on Cinema One this Sunday, March 25


The charming and charismatic tandem of Toni Gonzaga and Piolo Pascual returns in the intriguing film “Last Night” as it makes its mark on Cinema One this Sunday (March 25).

The much-awaited Toni-Piolo comeback film features the two as wide-eyed Carmina and businessman Mark, who both lost the will to live. The seemingly lost pair find each other in an unusual circumstance, but develop a mutual understanding as they share a common goal. Together, they make a pact and think of creative ways on how they could end their days. Will two broken souls succumb to dark thoughts and lose their selves completely, or will they learn to embrace life and each other?

“Last Night” is directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal, written by actress-writer Bela Padilla, and produced by Star Cinema, N2, and Spring Films.

Welcome hope and witness a different kind of love in “Last Night” this Sunday (March 25), 8pm on Cinema One. Cinema One is available on SKYcable and Destiny Cable Digital Channel 56, and Destiny Analog Ch. 37. Like Cinema One on Facebook at facebook.com/Cinema1channel to view full schedule.

Jodi Sta. Maria Prepares for the Big Switch in "Sana Dalawa ang Puso Ko"


There is no stopping Lisa from using Mona to escape her fiancé Martin (Richard Yap), as the look-alikes' big switch finally happens soon in ABS-CBN’s hit morning series “Sana Dalawa Ang Puso.”

As planned, Mona will pretend to be Lisa in front of Martin and her family. So with the help of Kim (Nikki Valdez), Mona tries her best to act like Lisa, the respected boss of LGC.

Lisa, on the other hand, continues to convince Donnie (Victor Silayan) to invest in her company. But unbeknownst to her, Donnie is part of the Urdunata syndicate that includes Mr. Chua (Lito Pimentel) and Supapi (Leo Martinez), the people who are hunting down Mona.

Meanwhile, Martin is trying his best to speed up the merger between his and Lisa’s companies. He has also decided not to push through with their wedding to finally set the love of his life free.

As Mona enters the picture, will she be able to change Martin’s decision? Will she succeed in making people believe that she is Lisa? Will Lisa be in danger for following Donnie around?

Don’t forget to watch “Sana Dalawa ang Puso” before “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN or ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). Catch up on the show’s latest episodes on iWanTV orskyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers. For more updates, follow @starcreatives on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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