May 12, 2018

MYX and Twitter Partner for Myx Music Awards’ Customized Emoji



The 13th MYX Music Awards, happening for the first time at the Big Dome on Tuesday (May 15), has gotten even bigger as it now has the MYX customized Twitter emoji as a unique initiative between MYX, the Philippines' number one music cable channel, and Twitter, one of the biggest social media networks worldwide.

"We're happy and thrilled with the kind of reception that the MYX Music Awards 2018 Twitter emoji has been getting. People have been enjoying the conversation, discussing, and showing their love and support for their favorite music artists involved in the MYX Music Awards," said MYX channel head Andre Alvarez.

He also shared that this is a first among music awards in the country and that MYX is excited to have this initiative with the social media network. "This is the first time music awards in the Philippines is having a customized Twitter emoji, that's why we're happy with our partnership with Twitter and that they were able to do this together with us," he added. 

Users can unlock the colorful emoji using the hashtags #MYXMusicAwards2018 and #MMAs2018, and join the cable channel in celebrating today's hottest performers and hailing this year's nominees and awardees.  

MYX, with the handle @myxphilippines on Twitter, already has 6.39M followers to date, and is included among the top 10 accounts in the country with the largest audience according to socialbakers.com. It is also the second leading non-celebrity account and the most followed local media network on Twitter. 

Join the MYX Music Awards' Twitter conversation now using the hashtags #MYXMusicAwards2018 and #MMAs2018 and try the exclusive emoji. For more updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com. 


Erceflora ProbiBears, a Yummy Chewable 2-in-1 Priobotic Supplement for Kids, Arrives in PH


There is nothing worse than having your child get sick with painful tummy problems. Kids tend to have a higher risk of getting digestive health-related diseases such as diarrhea and constipation from harmful bacteria. A stomachache isn't only uncomfortable; it alters the child's mood and his or her attitude for the day.

As a parent, this definitely causes emotional stress because we don't want to see our kid experiencing any kind of discomfort. 

Experts say probiotics may help ease your child's digestive disorders and make potty training more manageable1.

What are probiotics, which have been showing up in a lot of kids' products lately? As a mom, you want to know what probiotics are and which one to choose for your child.

Probiotics are live microorganisms that help maintain the balance of good and bad bacteria in the digestive tract.It works like this: A human digestive tract has about 100 trillion healthy bacteria. Bacteria aid in digestion and help the body defend itself against illness2. Thus, probiotics can aid with immunity and help protect you from common colds and flu.

Every person, child or adult, needs a balance of good bacteria in the body. However, this balance is easily upset by a number of factors such as a poor diet, stress orby taking antibiotics and other medication.

Children can get probiotics from eating yogurt and beverages that contain probiotics. However, the amount and quality of probiotics in those food and beverages maynot be enough.

 

It's a good thing there is Erceflora ProbiBears, a yummy tummy supplement with the combined 2-in-1 PROBIO-BOOSTER of not just Lactobacillus acidophilus, but also Bifidobacterium lactis – good bacteria that help prevent gut problems such as diarrhea, upset stomach, and other digestive illnesses to help keep kids happy and healthy everyday. It's the delicious and healthy way to strengthen your child's tummy in yummy chewable bears!

Lactobacillus is good bacteria that are present in a lot of food. A study has shown that Lactobacillus was an effective treatment against infant colic and even helped improve immunityBifidobacterium, on the other hand, helps ease digestive issues such as bloating and flatulence. It also has a longer shelf life4.

From the makers of the World's #1 Probiotic, ProbiBears will reassure moms that their kids stay healthy in the tummy! Moreover, their kids will love it because it comes in fun and yummy chewable bears!

Erceflora ProbiBearis the 2-in-1 Probiotic Supplement(Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium) that will help improve your child's digestion.

Erceflora ProbiBears will be available in Mercury Drug by June for only Php540SRP per Box of 20s

Richard Guiterrez Signs an Exclusive Contract with ABS-CBB


Actor Richard Gutierrez and singer KZ Tandingan signed their respective exclusive two-year contracts with ABS-CBN on Thursday, May 10. 

 

Fans of Richard can expect the actor to star in a Star Cinema film and is set to do a TV project. KZ's followers, on the other hand, will continuously see her in the Sunday noontime variety show "ASAP." She is also busy preparing for her major concert entitled "Supreme KZ Tandingan."

 

"I am very excited and very thankful for the trust and the opportunities that will come my way as a Kapamilya," shared former "La Luna Sangre" star Richard when asked how he felt upon signing the contract.


Present in the signing were ABS-CBN president and chief executive officer Carlo Katigbak, ABS-CBN chief operating officer of broadcast Cory Vidanes, head of finance for broadcast and news and current affairs Cat Lopez, and  Star Magic head Johnny Manahan. They were joined by Richard's mother and manager Annabelle Rama.

May 7, 2018

New Character Posters Unveiled for “SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY”

Barely four weeks out before Han Solo's origin tale opens, Lucasfilm has unveiled new official character posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

 

The one-sheets individually showcase the titular Han Solo and key characters such as Lando, Qi'Ra, Chewbacca, Beckett and Dryden.

 

Check out the character posters below and watch Solo: A Star Wars Story in Philippine cinemas May 25.

 








About Solo: A Star Wars Story

 

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a seres of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes.

 

Directed by Ron Howard, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Thandie Newton, and Paul Bettany. 

 

Solo: A Star Wars Story is distributed by the Walt Disney Company (Philippines).  

 

Josh Brolin Sheds Thanos Skin, Inhabits Highly-Anticipated “DEADPOOL 2” as Cable


After breaking box office records, Ryan Reynolds returns as "Deadpool" and this time the Merc with the Mouth's movie is bigger and more badass than ever.

 

"Deadpool" debuted in February 2016 with the biggest R-rated opening of all time and went on to be the highest-grossing R-rated film in history with more than $750-million globally. "Deadpool" was also honored as the first live-action superhero movie to be nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture in the Comedy or Musical category, and Ryan Reynolds was also nominated as Best Actor.

 

Academy Award-nominated actor Josh Brolin has starred in a slate of films, ranging from "No Country For Old Men" and "Sicario," all the way back to the now-classic "Goonies." In "Deadpool 2," Brolin stars as one of the most highly-anticipated screen personas in recent history: the time-traveling Cable, a warrior infected with the techno-organic virus that renders him cybernetic. 

 

"One of the things that made "Deadpool" popular was that, while it was silly and irreverent, it also had a heart and real angst and grounded emotions," says writer/executive producer Rhett Reese. "Wade Wilson is someone who leads a pretty tormented life and lives on the edge of society. We wanted to carry that into "Deadpool 2," and we worked in some pretty serious, dark plots. Deadpool is still on the fringe, he hasn't really made much of his life and he is still scrounging to get by – which is always endearing. The Cable character has also lost a great deal. He has lost his wife and daughter at the hands of a mad man, and he's doing anything in his power, including traveling back in time, to solve that issue and bring them back. In this, there is an undercurrent of real emotion and depth that counterbalances the humor. It's not just farce or a romp. It has real emotional underpinnings and I think the combination is where we like to live."

 

                "Cable is a stalwart of X-Force," says writer/executive producer Paul Wernick. "Deadpool is the gateway into the X-Force world, and an essential part. Cable is the straight man to Deadpool's madness. He provides an almost parallel emotional core. Despite them being very different, they're very similar in that they're both broken. They've both lost something and are in search of something. Ultimately, they find each other."

 

                "Josh is a treasure and one of the great actors of our generation. We're just privileged to have him," says Wernick. "Josh is incredible," adds Sood. "He personifies this character that's been a fan favorite for years. I think it's going to be really exciting for everybody to see it on the screen. It was great for us, because we got to look at all those wonderful Cable - Deadpool stories and try to get the essence of what that relationship was and translate it to the screen. They are incredibly strong-willed personalities. Sparks fly between them. The movie is not a buddy movie in any way, but you can see the beginnings of a partnership that may yield even bigger results in the future."

 

                "Deadpool" creator Rob Liefeld, also created Cable. He says, "Josh Brolin could not be more perfect for the role. He's one of the most talented actors of all space and time!" Liefeld recalls meeting Brolin on set and thinking, "I'm meeting Cable! How awesome is this!?! I dare anyone to meet one of your own creations and not get umpteen butterflies in your stomach."   To morph into the fighting machine Cable, Brolin worked out diligently for months and was also extremely disciplined in his dietary habits. He was very proud of getting into what he calls, "the best shape of my life."

 

Rated R-16 by the MTRCB, "Deadpool 2" opens in Philippine cinemas on May 16from 20th Century Fox – with early previews on May 15 starting 5:00pm at selected theaters nationwide (check cinemas near you!).   

 

Follow 20th Century Fox (PH) on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates on Deadpool 2. 

Love and Revenge Collide in ABS-CBN’s Newest Asianovela “DOCTOR CRUSH”


ABS-CBN's newest  Asianovela "Doctor Crush" proves that love is life's greatest doctor as it premieres its much awaited kilig story on primetime beginning this Monday (May 7).

 

Topbilled by three of the biggest Korean stars--- Kim Rae Won, Lee Sung-Kyung and Park Shin Hye--- the show features a delinquent-turned-doctor who is being wooed by her former high school teacher and now colleague in a hospital.

 

Ever since high school, Giselle always gets into a fight with her rebellious attitude. This is brought about by the hardships in life she has to go through at an early age. She finds it hard to trust people and only trusts her grandmother whom she loves very much.


One day she meets her Biology professor Nico, who devotes his time and commitment to put her back on track. Nico had a rough life as a teenager that is why he feels for high school students going through difficult times like Giselle. 

 

The two are getting along well as friends until a nasty rumor about them having an indecent relationship spread on campus. Giselle confronts Sherry, the source of the rumor, and their confrontation lead to an accident that burned part of an establishment.

 

How will she escape this predicament? What will her grandmother do to save her? How will Giselle react knowing that Sherry's father is the surgeon to her grandmother's upcoming surgery? Was there really a medical malpractice? What will happen when Giselle and Nico reunited after 13 years? Can they finally give a shot at love?

 

Don't miss the premiere of "Doctor Crush" this Monday (May 7) after "Since I Found You" only on the first and true home of Asianoveas, ABS-CBN. 

 

For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

“Teen Wolf” Tyler Posey Plays a Twisted Game of “TRUTH OR DARE”


He became a household name when he starred as Scott McCall on the long-running MTV series Teen Wolf, which aired its 100th and final episode in September 2017.  

 

Now, Tyler Posey joins Lucy Hale (TV's Pretty Little Liars) as college seniors Lucas and Olivia  in Truth or Dare, a supernatural thriller from Blumhouse Productions (Happy Death Day, Get Out, Split). 

 

In the film, a group of college friends heads to Mexico for one last getaway before they begin their post-grad lives and head their separate ways.  As with any core crew, long-brewing romances and allegedly buried conflicts begin to emerge as they prepare to say goodbye.  When a handsome stranger cons Olivia into getting her friends to play a supposedly silly game of "Truth or Dare," they awaken a trickster demon that is hell-bent on getting them to share their darkest secrets or confront their deepest fear…and if they don't, they'll pay the ultimate price.  

 

Ultimately, the trickster forces the group to decide how far they are willing to go to protect their friends.  "Olivia and Markie's relationship is the central one in the film, which is why it has to be tested," shares director Jeff Wadlow.  "Both of them are in love with Lucas, and he's the third point of that triangle.  They have to learn what it is like to sacrifice everything for the ones you love, if they want to make it out alive."

 

Lucas is not simply Markie's boyfriend, but he shares an unspoken crush with Olivia.  They've known each other since they were freshmen, and have made peace with the idea that they're just going to be friends.  A good guy with a strong heart, Lucas can be tough when he needs to be.  That makes for quite the compelling character, because he's about to be in a situation where he's got to make some life-or-death choices.  The first person to believe that Olivia is telling the truth is Lucas, because he gets his turn after her.  When you get a turn, you realize that this is not a hoax.  This is not a joke.  This is happening for real.  

 


Posey reflects that Lucas is just as unbelieving as the rest of his group that the events are going down…until the game burns the question into his forearm.  "Even though Lucas doesn't know how to handle everything that's coming at them, he's good at calculating and being methodical.  If Olivia's the brains of the group and the leader, he's the idea guy.  He's trying to maintain peace in the group as they learn to deal with what's happening."

 

The actor particularly loved Lucas' trip back to Rosarito—alongside Markie and Olivia—to find the root of evil and stop the game once and for all.  "Our characters return to Mexico to talk to this woman and survived a massacre, and try and figure out a way to break the curse," explains Posey.  "While we're at it, we're trying to convince the same creep that brought us out to play 'Truth or Dare' to begin with to cut his own tongue out!"

 

Already a recognizable television star due to the tremendous fan base of Teen Wolf, Posey has begun to establish himself on the big screen as well.  In 2016, Posey starred in Kevin Smith's feature comedy Yoga Hosers.  

 

In Philippine cinemas May 9Truth or Dare is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

May 3, 2018

EATIGO Brings Us Enough Reason Why We Should Eat Out Every Day


This revolutionary app is changing Metro Manila’s dining scene one reservation at a time

The question of “Where should we eat?” is one of life’s happiest struggles. The restaurant and cuisine options nowadays are endless. Now, if only your budget was as vast as the choices that you have.

Worry no more - Eatigo has your back! Eatigo may be new but it has fast become one of the leading restaurant reservation platforms in the Metro. With Eatigo, you get to choose where to eat without having to worry about your budget because it offers up to 50% discounts on every restaurant partner.

 
Take Your Pick with Just a Click

When stumped for ideas on where to eat for lunch, a quick meeting, a dinner date, or a family get-together, Eatigo is your friend. Download Eatigo for free, sign up, and unlock the doors to a host of dining possibilities.

To give customers’ the ultimate dining experience, Eatigo has continuously been signing up top brands and restaurants like Pepper Lunch, Marriott Cafe, Dulcinea, Barcino, and The Café, Hyatt City of Dreams’ signature buffet restaurant.

These diverse dining concepts join its already impressive listing that includes Heat at Edsa Shangri-La Manila, Alta at Ascott BGC, Ramen Nagi, Vengo, Gelatofix, and many others.

Eatigo’s mission is to connect empty tables with empty stomachs by offering time-based discounts at every participating restaurant, every day”, says Eatigo Country Marketing Manager, Angela Go. “It works for both diners and restaurants. Users can choose from upscale hotels to popular food chains, and even hole-in-the-wall establishments all at 50% off, making it possible for our users to conveniently dine out as frequently as they want without breaking the bank. The restaurants on the other hand get to fill their empty seats during off-peak hours, now that’s a win-win”.

 
Days and Weeks to Look Forward to with Eatigo

Besides having the regular calendar of discounts on the app, Eatigo makes sure to excite customers by cooking up special campaigns.

Start your May with Eatigo’s WOW Wednesday - Starting this summer, Eatigo offers 50% discounts all day at your favourite restaurants on one Wednesday of each month. This May, WOW Wednesday is scheduled to happen on May 9. Keep your eyes peeled for promos on the dedicated WOW Wednesday panel on the Eatigo app.

Watch out for Eatigo’s Late Lunch/Early Dinner Specials. Restaurants featured will be offering 50% discounts for specific times one whole week of every month. This May 21-27, customers can get 50% discounts between 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

Participating brands for the various promos will be revealed on the official Eatigo Facebook page, so like it now - http://bit.ly/2HOlgGY
Eating out has never been this fun and affordable! So make every day, an Eatigo dining day! Download the Eatigo app now on both iOS and Android: http://bit.ly/2qXuMNm

About Eatigo

Founded in 2013, eatigo’s mission is to connect empty tables with empty stomachs by offering time-based discounts of up to 50% every day at all of its participating restaurants through its online website and mobile applications. Having seated over 5 million diners at more than 2,000 venues across the region, eatigo is the leading online reservations platform for restaurants in Asia, downloaded by more than 1.5 million users. Backed by TripAdvisor with total up to date funding of US$15.5 million, eatigo is available in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India & Manila and is looking to expand to more countries. Users can choose to dine anywhere, from upscale hotels to popular food chains, and enjoy the same discounts with no strings attached, while restaurants get to fill their empty seats during off-peak hours.

All You Need to Know About The Newest Set of "Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids" Season 2 Performers


The newest breed of kiddie performers are now ready to impress viewers with their cute transformations and show-stopping performances as “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids” returns for another season. Eight of the brightest Kapamilya child stars will once again take the center stage and prove their unique talents while dressed as big local and international musical icons.




But before the show starts giving us world-class family entertainment on May 5 and 6, let us get ourselves more familiar with these cute kiddie performers:

FRANCIS CONCEPCION, MACKIE EMPUERTO, AND KEIFER SANCHEZ – BIGSHOT TRIO

Starting as competitors in “Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids,” the impressive vocal trio of Francis Concepcion, Mackie Empuerto, and Keifer Sanchez first made waves online with their rendition of the Beyonce-classic “Listen.” Now, they have performed on international stages, including in the UK and US versions of “Little Big Shots,” even getting the attention of world-renowned host Ellen Degeneres.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9Spvy6bZ0s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoGYRgOa3PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFlI7Y1M4X0

MARCO MASA – ANGHEL NG MASA

Marco Masa has already played numerous roles in TV but mainly rose to fame via the hit primetime series “Nathaniel,” where he played the young angel Nathaniel, whose mission was to instill values in the hearts of many. Indeed, he captivated viewers not only with his adorable looks, but also with his incredible acting talent that instantly touched everyone’s hearts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFWn1d1W3iw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApfLYsbf1qY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGh1sz45dyA

CHUN SA – BULILIT KIKAY

A “Goin’ Bulilit” mainstay, Chun Sa was first introduced in “It’s Showtime’s” segment “Mini Me,” where she impersonated Maja Salvador. Like her idol, she can rock it on the dance floor and definitely has a knack for acting, having appeared in some Kapamilya TV series and hit movies.
ONYOK PINEDA – BIBONG ASTIG

We all know Onyok from “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” – the small yet tough kid who is ready to fight side by side with his Kuya Cardo (Coco Martin). Popular for his catchphrase “Hay naku,” Onyok easily won the hearts of viewers and even moviegoers as he also starred in one of the highest-grossing Filipino films, “The Super Parental Guardians.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_AuY-U5jw0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvjMDee5cyY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kyugmVmqiM

ESANG DE TORRES – KIDDIE KONTESERA

Also a “Mini Me” contestant, Esang De Torres was notably known for her crystal clear vocals in “The Voice Kids” under the team of the Broadway diva Lea Salonga. Her world-class talent was further recognized when she joined internationally popular musicals such as “Les Miserables” and “Matilda the Musical.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq_oB1_S2No
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHSOVUD0gVc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itSmFKBZ3aE

SHEENA BELARMINO – INDAY WONDER

Another singing pro, Sheena Belarmino was a finalist in “Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids” and was praised for her high belting range and immense vocal chops. But this Cebuana lass also has some swag as she also joined the reality dance contest “Dance Kids.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sq4sbqPQIw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeIvLbw8JXI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GEFLjciVBQ

KRYSTAL BRIMNER – PRECIOUS DARLING

At a young age, Krystal Brimner already knows that she belongs in the performing arts and the acting world. She played the lead role in the local adaptation of the musical “Annie,” and even won the Best Child Performer award at the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival for “Honor Thy Father.” She is also currently a Star Music artist, proving her mettle in recording.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnDmtcxDL64
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENfGUCIT91g

NOEL COMIA JR. – POGING LODI

Also a “The Voice Kids” contestant, Noel Comia Jr. definitely is a kid of talent, being a multi-instrumentalist and having played lead roles in various theatrical productions. But adding to his already impressive resume are his numerous awards, namely three Aliw Awards and the Best Actor award in Cinemalaya for “Kiko Boksingero.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSe-RjS4C3U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqNv1Eg2wrI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsqBmM3nq3A

Don’t miss the premiere of “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids” on May 5 and 6 on ABS-CBN or on ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). For program updates, like www.facebook.com/yourfaceph, or follow @YourFacePH on Twitter and Instagram.

"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" Unveils Two New Posters


Life finds a way, or so the tagline says in the new posters of Universal Pictures’ action adventure  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster hit, Jurassic World.

Check out the one-sheets below and watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in Philippine cinemas June 6, 2018.

Stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return alongside executive producers Steven Spielberg and Colin Trevorrow for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Pratt and Howard are joined by co-stars James Cromwell, Ted Levine, Justice Smith, Geraldine Chaplin, Daniella Pineda, Toby Jones, Rafe Spall, while BD Wong and Jeff Goldblum reprise their roles.

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful franchises in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs - along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before.  Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Directed by J.A. Bayona (The Impossible), the epic action-adventure is written by Jurassic World’s director, Trevorrow, and its co-writer, Derek Connolly.  Producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley once again partner with Spielberg and Trevorrow in leading the team of filmmakers for this stunning installment. Belén Atienza joins the team as a producer.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/

Marvel Studios’ "Avengers: Infinity War" Now the All-Time Biggest Grossing Movie in the Philippines


Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” continued to make history at the Philippine box-office as it became the All-Time Highest-Grossing Movie in the country after only six days of release.

Cementing its phenomenal run, the epic action-adventure achieved the stunning feat with a gross of P730.1 million, outpacing Disney’s 2017 live-action “Beauty and the Beast” whose entire run of P677.1 million formerly held the record.

It’s worth noting that the top six films ever released in the Philippines were all from Disney.  Beside the aforementioned two, the rest are “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Marvel’s The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3.”

Earlier Sunday, “Avengers: Infinity War” already shattered the All-Time Biggest Opening Weekend record with a five-day opening weekend gross of a breathtaking P650.1 million. 

Along the way, the film also left previous daily records in the dust, including Biggest Saturday at  P151.8 million and Biggest Sunday at P148.3 million.

These slew of records may be jaw-dropping but hardly a surprise. Fan anticipation for the 19th film in Marvel Studios' stellar 10-year history has been fever-pitch, as the stakes have never been higher story-wise, this marking the end of Phase 3.  There is a palpable feeling that the revelations will come to a point of no return, and fans are bracing themselves for the inevitable.  Regardless of the conclusion, the excitement has definitely translated into incredible box-office, with moviegoers and Marvels fans seeing the film more than once.

“Avengers: Infinity War” rolled out in 849 screens across the country, with an estimate of over 2.4 million admissions.

Join the conversation online at #AvengersPH & #InfinityWar. Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in Philippine cinemas nationwide.

Run for Fun and Food, and Do Good on Mother’s Day!


Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and usually, people surprise their mothers with beautiful flowers, cards, gifts, and a special brunch or dinner treat. Been there. Done that. So many times.

This Mother’s Day, why not ditch the usual and go for something extra special? Here is a different, yet still fun, meaningful, and delicious alternative.

TFC Live presents TIKIM Filipino Food Fun Run, a one-of-a-kind 5K run or walk that celebrates culture and the value of giving back through loads of happiness and tons of food. Tikim is a Filipino word that means, “to taste.” This TIKIM takes place on May 13, Sunday, starting at 8:00 A.M. at the Coyote Point Recreation Area, 1701 Coyote Point Drive in San Mateo. The 5K course will have a Filipino food tasting station at each kilometer mark of the way. A food festival featuring a sumptuous array of favorite Filipino dishes will greet participants as they cross the finish line.

Get to run alongside some of your favorite celebrities from the Philippines: actor/singer Inigo Pascual, Star Patrol Anchor Gretchen Fullido, actor/model Jake Cuenca, and actress/singer/host Kim Chiu. These artists are sports enthusiasts themselves. It is no wonder that Cuenca and Chui played triathletes in their last soap opera, “Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin” (Forever My Love).

Those who would like to go straight to the food festival may do so, starting at 10:00 A.M. Participants can check out the various food offerings many activities from TIKIM vendors and sponsors like County of San Mateo “Child Support Services,”  Guerrero Law Firm, Remitly, Financial Rescue LLC, XOOM, The Law Offices of John C. Ye, Southwest Sun Solar, LBC, Ria Financial, Saladmaster, Mango Tours, Abby Skin Care, Le Paris Artisan & Gourmet Cafe, 50 Shades of Dough, Seafood City’s Grill City and Crispy Town, Seafood City, Tastebuds, Pampanga’s Cuisine, Sunflower Bakery, Sweet Dreams, Kadoks, Isla Restaurant, and Sun Tropics.


 
Run for Food while Doing Good.

Aside from being a fun run, TIKIM is also a philanthropic event. According to ABS-CBN Global Head of Events Ricky Resurreccion, “It is a way to give back, as part of the proceeds of the TIKIM Fun Run registration will be donated to the feeding program of Bantay Bata (the Child Watch program of ABS-CBN Foundation International).”

By registering and joining the fun run, each participant would have provided meals for 10 malnourished children. Imagine how many children all the TIKIM registrants will be able to feed. Three dollars out of each adult registration will go to Bantay Bata, so participants know that when they run and eat at TIKIM, they are also helping a needy child to enjoy nutritious meals.

The TIKIM Filipino Food Fun Run is open to all races, gender and ages. Categories are Adult Runners, Youth Runners and Food Festival participants.

Runners will receive a commemorative TIKIM t-shirt, race bib, an acknowledgement letter with the runner’s donation to ABS-CBN Foundation International, and a $5 food voucher, which can be redeemed at any of the food festival vendor booths. Runners will also each receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a special prize. Registered Youth runners will each receive a TIKIM t-shirt (first 200 kids), race bib and medal. Participants to the food festival only will get a $5 food voucher and a raffle entry.

Aside from food trucks and vendor booths, the Food Festival will have entertainment, and other fun activities for the whole family.

Celebrate Mother’s Day in a unique and memorable way. Click here for more information and to register for TIKIM Filipino Food Fun Run.

Ginebra San Miguel Launches 2018 Limited Edition "Ginebra Ako" Jersey Collection


The uniform makes the player – it is a known fact that in basketball, wearing the jersey exhibits more than just tools for recognition against the opposing team. From the colors to the sewn patches, the jersey serves as the representation of the team and all it stands for. This is the philosophy practiced by Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.

For the past four decades, the jerseys of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel have become the embodiment of the team – from its decorated history to its virtues.

Last year, the Ganado Classics: 3 Decade Jersey Collection celebrated the historical moments of Ginebra. Every jersey in the collection showcased remarkable Ginebra stories behind it like winning its first PBA title in the 1986 PBA Open Conference and bagging the PBA Governors’ Cup Championship in 2016 after an eight-year title drought.

Unlike last year where the jerseys were used to recount the past, Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI) has launched the 2018 Limited Edition Ginebra Ako Jersey Collection to make the present more meaningful. It also pays homage to the “Never Say Die” spirit the whole Ginebra San Miguel community is truly proud of.

The term “Ginebra Ako” signifies the team’s resilience, determination, and perseverance throughout the four decades of playing in the PBA. During these times, it is hard to miss that the fans have also embodied the aforementioned qualities. Exhibiting sheer dedication and true value to teamwork has essentially fleshed out a new and deeper meaning to being ganado, thus making them “more Ginebra”.

Aside from the “Ginebra Ako” statement, some of the notable designs embedded on the jersey are the four stars, which represent Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s four-decade stay in the PBA; and the crown, which depicts the team’s domination in both realms of basketball and the hard liquor industry (being the undisputed no. 1 selling gin in the world).

There are also three marks that verify the jersey’s authenticity. First, the Ginebra San Miguel Label Tag, the iconic Ginebra San Miguel label featured as the tag of every jersey embodies the long-standing heritage and culture the basketball team represents via the product. Second, the Patch of Authenticity with an embroidered signature of none other than the winningest coach in PBA history, Tim Cone, confirms the jersey is 100% authentic. Third, the ‘Never Say Die’ Patch located on the backside of the jersey features the team’s mantra and represents the team’s resilience, which they are popularly known for.

These limited edition jerseys will be worn by the team in the upcoming 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup starting April 2018.

To avail of the 2018 Limited Edition Ginebra Ako Jersey Collection, purchase and collect either six (6) seals of Ginebra San Miguel or Vino Kulafu; or four (4) caps of GSM Blue or GSM Blue Flavors, Primera Light Brandy, or GSM Premium Gin. Just add 100 pesos and claim your own “Ginebra Ako” jersey from any partner redemption outlets nationwide. Promo duration is from April 15 to June 15, 2018.

There are five collectible jersey designs to choose from: Japeth Aguilar 25, Scottie Thompson 6, L.A. Tenorio 5, Greg Slaughter 20, and Mark Caguioa 47.

Meanwhile, participants of the upcoming Ginebra San Miguel 3-on- 3 Tournament will also be wearing the new jerseys, wherein 16 teams from 16 different areas play against each other to become the next Ginebra San Miguel 3-on- 3 Grand Champions. The top two finalists will get to live their dreams and play at the Araneta Coliseum for the championship. The winning team gets to take home P50,000.

Sports advocate Mike Swift also known as “Mr. Pinoy Hoops” and his team will be painting murals depicting “Ginebra Ako” on every court that will be visited in the 3-on- 3 tournaments. The 3 rd Ginebra San Miguel 3-on- 3 Tournament will be done in partnership with the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

The 2018 Limited Edition Ginebra Ako Jersey Collection and 3-on- 3 tournaments are proof that after 40 years, Barangay Ginebra and their “Never Say Die” spirit is very much alive.

For more details and updates on the promo, log on to www.ginebra.com.ph, check out the official Facebook page of Ginebra San Miguel www.facebook.com/barangayginebra or call the GSMI customer care hotline at 632-2564.

GSMI is the producer of the world’s no. 1 selling gin Ginebra San Miguel and other quality liquor products including Vino Kulafu, Ginebra San Miguel Premium Gin, GSM Blue, GSM Blue Flavors, Antonov Vodka and Primera Light Brandy

Experience a Hot and Happening Summer with ASAP in Honolulu, Hawaii! Buy Your Tickets Now!


More than 30 of the Philippines’ brightest stars will be hanging’ loose and doing the shaka – a gesture of friendly intent often associated with Hawaii - when ABS-CBN's The Filipino Channel (TFC) brings ASAP, the longest running, top-rated weekly Filipino musical variety show, to the Aloha State of Hawaii on June 30, 2018 at the Neil S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.

After captivating the SRO crowd at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Canada last year, with their world-class performances and musical numbers, the ASAP family will surely win the hearts of the crowd in the beautiful island of luaus and mai tais this summer.

Here is the rundown of the first wave of celebrities expected to wow Hawaii: Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Ogie Alcasid, ZsaZsa Padilla, Piolo Pascual, Toni Gonzaga, Robi Domingo, Pia Wurtzbach, KZ Tandingan, Morissette, Yeng Constantino, Angeline Quinto, Kyla, Daryl Ong, Erik Santos, Inigo Pascual, Darren Espanto, Moira Torres, and Zia Quizon.

More artists will be announced in the coming weeks, so be on the lookout, save the date, and be sure to get tickets for the whole family.

Your ASAP in Honolulu ticket guarantees you entrance to the ASAP Marketplace where you can enjoy food, drinks, games, prizes and a lot of engaging activities, starting at 10:00 A.M. All these pre-show activities will be at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Place.

The main show will be at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, where entry begins at 2:00 P.M., pre-show at 3:00 P.M., followed by the ASAP concert at 4:00 P.M. It will be a whole day of fun for the whole family.

Tickets are at $150, $120, $85, and $55 and are available at Ticketmaster.com and from authorized Filipino outlets. Tax and service fees may apply when purchasing from Ticketmaster.

Click here for more information, authorized ticket outlets, to register for the TFC Live Events app for a chance to win prizes, and to buy tickets. Get ready to have a most memorable, maikaʻi (wonderful) summer when your favorite stars imbibe the aloha spirit in ASAP in Honolulu.

KathNiel and Coco Martin Invade Myanmar and Latin America with MKCS Global and Cinelatino Deals


After winning Favorite Foreign TV Actor and Actress in the recent Face of the Year Awards in Vietnam, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla are set to conquer Myanmar with the acquisition of “La Luna Sangre” by MKCS Global as well as Latin America with the acquisition of “She’s Dating the Gangster” by Spanish-language movie channel Cinelatino.

Through a distribution deal signed by ABS-CBN with MKCS Global, four teleserye titles that  also include “And I Love You So,” “Born For You,” and “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” season 2 are  on its way to Myanmar’s biggest  FTV channels, MWD and MRTV 4.

MKCS Global and ABS-CBN have started doing business in 2011. Since then, the two have been partners in providing quality Filipino content to Burmese audiences. Some ABS-CBN dramas that already aired in Myanmar were “Born For You,” “Broken Vows,” “Brothers” season 1, “Be My Lady,” and “All of Me.”

Meanwhile, aside from “She’s Dating the Gangster,” other Star Cinema movies namely “Unexpectedly Yours,” “Four Sisters and a Wedding,” “Bride for Rent,” “Always Be My Maybe,” and “Extra Service” will be available throughout Latin America, as well as the United States and Canada, via their cable, satellite, and IPTV services with ABS-CBN’s deal with Cinelatino.

We are certainly proud of this win early on this year and our goal will always be to continuously provide high-caliber programs and movies with cast and storylines that appeal to various cultures. We are certain that this will also boost our continuing efforts to introduce new talents to the global stage.” said Macie Imperial, ABS-CBN’s VP for Integrated Acquisitions and International Sales and Distribution.

Championing the business of storytelling for 65 years, ABS-CBN has succeeded in growing its international business and has now sold over 40,000 hours of content worldwide.

With the success of our dramas, we are very optimistic that we can penetrate more markets that have not been previously tapped.” Added Macie.

"Avengers: Infinity War" Shatters Box Office Records for Any Film in the Philippines


Philippine box-office records were shattered at the opening day of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War”.

Arriving with unprecedented excitement, mystery, and anticipation, “Avengers: Infinity War” opened yesterday to a record-shattering P141.6 million (USD 2.7M), creating a new milestone in local film history. This marks the biggest-ever opening day in the Philippines and the biggest single day gross box office for any film.

Avengers: Infinity War opened its first day in 829 screens nationwide with screening schedules starting as early as 8 am.

Join the conversation online at #AvengersPH & #InfinityWar. Avengers: Infinity War is now playing in Philippine cinemas nationwide.

Piolo Pascual, Arci Muñoz, Erich Gonzales, Enchong Dee and Maja Salvador Light Up “Kapamilya Fiesta World” Paris with 10 Memorable Moments


This year’s opening salvo for ABS-CBN Regional and The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) annual “Kapamilya Fiesta World” added to the much-anticipated festival’s history of merrymaking with 10 more moments that left almost indelible marks in the minds and hearts of the Filipinos in the City of Lights, Paris on March 31.

Starting off “Kapamilya Fiesta World”, an entertainment festival of the largest Filipino-owned media and entertainment network for its worldwide audiences called by the term of endearment Kapamilya or family member, and its rundown of memoirs that happened at the Les Docks de Paris on 87 avenue des Magasins Generaux at the 93300 Aubervilliers is no less than a showdown between “Kapamilya Fiesta World favorite Chinito Heartthrob Enchong Dee and fellow dance sensation, Her Majasty Maja Salvador to the tune of “Uptown Funk” by Filipino-American Hollywood star Bruno Mars. Together, they scored two mementos right away.

Dee provided a fitting segue via “Cup of Life”, the remix by Latino superstar Ricky Martin.  He went on to score milestone number three as he called on stage a lady who went by the name of Dee’s real-life pal Bea Alonzo’s iconic character in the movie “One More Chance”, Basha.

The highlights took an upswing further as Dee’s television partner Erich Gonzales of the “Blood Sisters” fame took to the stage.  Gonzales was a hit, making up for the afternoon’s fourth memorable moment as she reenacted her three characters on screen: the single mother Erika, the career-woman Carrie, and the rebellious Agatha. 

Gonzales was three times the charm as she impersonated her characters and more so when she performed the soulful new age rock collaboration between Cold Play and Chainsmokers’ “Something Just Like This”. 

Meantime, a much-awaited on-stage reunion for the love team who once starred in the coming-of-age “Katorse” in 2014 was waiting in the wings for the fans of the duo. When it finally happened, the Filipino fans reveled in the moment rightfully the sixth for the night, singing along with the two as they sang Chainsmokers’ “Closer” and Alison Krauss’ “When You say Nothing At All”.  Dee could not contain his excitement on stage: “It has been a while since we’ve been together on stage.”  The actor-singer-dancer-athlete added:  Thank you for letting us reunite on stage and with you as witness.”

Returning on stage was Salvador’s iconic protagonist cum antagonist characters on Philippine television Ivy Aguas / Lily Cruz from the widely followed “Wildflower” teleserye.  With the same intensity she put on in her showdown with on-screen villains, Salvador, put on her game face on as she regaled the audience with her performance of “Power” by Little Mix and “IDGAF” by Dua Lipa.

The eighth highlight for the night was “Since I Found You” leading lady Arci Munoz who joined the “KFW” stage for the first time.  The actress who is actually the band Philia’s lead act as well, impressed the audience as she sang rock classics “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses, “You Give Love A Bad Name” by Bon Jovi and “Diamonds” by pop superstar Rihanna.

The Filipinos in Paris and nearby cities who were in attendance were in seventh heaven as the night’s fitting finale came up on stage – Piolo Pascual.  Proving that he continues to be the Ultimate Heartthrob, Pascual performed his own hit “Kailangan Kita”, Adelle’s “All I Ask” and the Elvis Presley classic “This Thing Called Love”.  Judging from the fan reaction, Pascual could be very well be milestone numbers nine and ten.

Proving that the night wasn’t over, the ABS-CBN stars revealed highlight no. 10 – the next “KFW” happening in Scotland on June 16, 2018 where a new batch of of ABS-CBN stars are set to create new memories with their countrymen this side of Europe.

From one highlight to the other, the 2018 “KFW” opener was truly one for the books. 

For more updates on upcoming events, visit mytfc.com, emea.kapamilya.com or facebook/TFCEurope 

Connect with fellow global Filipinos and follow KapamilyaTFC and KapamilyaGlobalPR.

Ryan Reynolds Invades Seoul South Korea to Promote "DEADPOOL 2" Movie


Ryan Reynolds’ recent tour (May 1) in Seoul, Korea sent the fans in droves in Lotte World mall to promote his latest “Deadpool 2” movie

Ryan Reynolds posed for pictures with the fans and signed memorabilia, even signed the masks of those who came in costumes and held the phones of the fans to take selfies with them.

Ryan Reynolds not only stars in the title role, he also co-wrote and produced “Deadpool 2.” “Ryan is an incredible comedic talent,” says Deadpool 2 director David Leitch, “and “Deadpool” works as a perfect ground for things he really excels at. He took that character from the comic books and made it his own brand. There’s a synergistic effect with “Deadpool” and Ryan. He really is Deadpool in real life – in terms of the way he talks and sees the world, sometimes. He’s funny and irreverent but also has a huge heart and compassion, like Deadpool.”

Pinoy martial artist also serves as stunt coordinator in “Deadpool 2”  who says that the movie is bigger, crazier, more expensive, than the first. All of the set pieces are three times what you saw in the first one. The challenge is to always do something you haven’t done before and keep everything new and dynamic.”  Eusebio also did stunt coordination for films such as Hitman, John Wick, Bourne Ultimatum and 300.

 

From 20th Century Fox, “Deadpool 2” opens May 16 in Philippine cinemas nationwide (ahead of the US) and will have early previews on May 15 in select cinemas starting 5:00pm.

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