August 16, 2018

Maris Racal Face Off Abusive Step-Family in “Ipaglaban Mo”


Maris Racal will face off with the abusive step-family of her cousin in "Ipaglaban Mo" this Saturday (August 18).


Maya (Maris) and Tin (Mary Joy Apostol) grew up very close to each other but will be separated when Maya's family migrates to a different country. This will leave Tin alone with her father and his second family.


Tin's stepmother and half-siblings mistreat her and take advantage of her weak mind. Their abuse will worsen upon the death of her father. While they spend her inheritance from her mother, who died while giving birth to her, Maya is kept locked in a hidden room under poor conditions.


Maya learns of Tin's situation after coming back to the Philippines. She will sue Tin's stepfamily in court for custody of her cousin.


Will Maya be able to rescue her cousin from her stepfamily? Will Tin be able to get her inheritance back?


"Ipaglaban Mo," the longest-running legal drama on Philippine television, offers viewers entertaining and informative episodes about real-life cases, which they may learn from. It also offers free legal advice to the public every week at ABS-CBN's Tulong Center in Quezon City.


Don't miss the "Kakampi" episode of "Ipaglaban Mo," directed by FM Reyes, this Saturday (August 18) after "It's Showtime" on ABS-CBN. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit

August 13, 2018

KathNiel Pops In as Cover of Metro's Statement Issue this August 2018

Metro magazine features dauntless fashion and beauty trends this August in its jam-packed statement issue with cover pair, fashionable power duo Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo.

Daniel and Kathryn are in their own rights forces to be reckoned with, but together they make up one of today’s leading love teams. At the height of the power couple’s fame, find out how KathNiel aims to move forward and utilize fame to make statements.

On the fashion front, showstopping red carpet looks take centerstage in Metro’s latest issue. Also, discover new ways to style the hair, with or without accessories, and polish overall look from head to toe to the tips of fingers with nail trends that defy rules.

Meanwhile, find inspiration in the stories of individuals who stay true to themselves and are committed to living their most authentic selves such as “digital creative” Kim Jones and Swarovski’s creative director Nathalie Colin.

Metro has all the tips, tricks, and tools to encourage readers to make a statement and show individuality, while keeping everyone up to date with the season’s hottest styles. Its beauty pages likewise give suggestions on makeup trends that challenge the fearless to try.

Grab a copy of Metro’s statement issue now out in major bookstores and newsstands for P150. Like Metro on Facebook ( and follow Metro on Twitter and Instagram (@MetroMagPH). 

Visit for more updates. #MetroMagPH

Transformer Meets Girl in New "Bumblebee" Movie Poster

Paramount Pictures has just unveiled the brand new poster for its upcoming action-adventure Bumblebee, from director Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) and starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena.

Check out the poster below and watch Bumblebee in Philippine cinemas January 2019.

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About Bumblebee

On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary, yellow VW bug.

Bumblebee is produced by Transformers franchise veterans Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Michael Bay, along with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian. Chris Brigham (Argo, Inception) will also executive produce. The screenplay is written by Christina Hodson.

Directed by Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline), the film stars Hailee Steinfeld (Edge of Seventeen, Pitch Perfect 2), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), John Cena (Blockers, Daddy's Home 2), Stephen Schneider (Comedy Central’s Broad City) and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. (Spider-Man: Homecoming).

NOIX GEAR Launches its First Anniversary Capsule Collection at Shopee

NOIX GEAR seeks to define what 'street fashion' is. It introduces unique COOL, CLEAN and COMFY streetwear that represent a new lifestyle for the adventurous individual.

Established in 2016, NOIX Gear is a lifestyle brand that takes inspiration from the grassroots street wear and all the excellent details in-between. It embodies the adventurous individuals and influenced by street style, music and fun.

NOIX GEAR is a must-have for individuals who want to "Gear-Up and Move'. NOIX GEAR is Cool, Comfy and Clean Streetwear. Functional and Simple Accessories. Easy to style with.


NOIX GEAR newest offering for their first year anniversary centers on an expression of staple pieces
emblazoned with its brand's logo. NOIX GEAR bold logo help accent the motifs found on the set of hoodies, pullover, T-shirts, sweat shorts, caps, bags and wallets.

NOIX GEAR is happy to announce their 1st Year Anniversary on August 16, 2018 and invites you to
celebrate it with them with great offers and discounts.


Check out the capsule collection above and shop NOIX GEAR at Also, it is now
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ORLY Nail Care Products: Making Every Filipina Nails ExtraORLYnary Brilliant and Colorful

International nail care brand ORLY recently held a colorful boho-themed grand launch to celebrate its “Strength in Color” campaign and to recognize ExtraORLYnary women who embody individuality, style, and talent in their respective fields. The event, which was held at the Blue Leaf Cosmopolitan in Pasig City last August 8, was attended by ORLY’s international representative and executives who led a toast to ORLY’s brilliant and colorful years of setting the professional standard in nail care worldwide. SprintAsia is the exclusive official distributor of ORLY in the Philippines.


Whether you are into mattes, gel or classic nail lacquer, ORLY has you covered. From the concept of classic and elegant nail aesthetics to what’s next in nail art technology, ORLY is always at the frontline in the field of nail care and nail enhancements. This international nail care brand offers a breathable nail polish as a 1-step system (no base on top) and a 13-free formula. ORLY is also halal certified and its Builder in a Bottle is the new innovation in hard gels and extensions.

Since 1975, ORLY has been the leading maker of professional and retail standard nail color and care. Through the years, ORLY has created trendy nail lacquer shades that are vegan, cruelty-free, and free from harmful ingredients. Color and Care are ORLY’s heart, soul, and the reflection of the brand’s multi-faceted personality.

To represent ORLY’s vast array of colors, six extraORLYnary women showcased their talent and individuality during the grand launch. Tim Yap moderated a panel discussion with Abbey Sy (arts), Soleil Ignacio (design), Georginna Desuasido (beauty), Sanya Smith (music), Ornusa Cadness (music), and Shaira Luna (photography) - all trailblazing women who often use their hands in their work.


ORLY is perfect for empowered women who combine talent and style. It has become the everyday choice of nail polish lovers for all of their daily activities. With ORLY’s continuing innovations in nail care technology, there’s little wonder why this leading breathable nail polish brand makes every woman feel truly ExtraORLYnary.


ORLY Products are available at Pure Beauty branches, ZALORA, Watsons, Landmark, Robinsons, Cash & Carry, ICM, PCX, Lazada and BeautyMNL.

August 12, 2018

Drugs, Crime, and Manila’s Neon Lights in the Eye-Opening, Mind-Blowing Film “BuyBust”

Following its world premiere at the New York Asian Film Festival, the action-crime movie "BuyBust," starring Anne Curtis and MMA fighter Brandon Vera, opens August 10 intheaters across the U.S. and Canada.

"BuyBust" is directed by Erik Matti, of the highly-acclaimed "On the Job," from a script also written by Matti and Anton Santamaria.

After surviving the slaughter of her entire squad in a drug raid compromised by dirty cops, anti-narcotics special operative Nina Manigan (Anne Curtis), is eager to go head-to-head with the drug cartels that hold a bloody grip on Manila. But when her new mission in the city's most dangerous slum goes south; the angry civilians turn on her squad.

Trapped between a brutal drug gang and hordes of bloodthirsty citizens, their only option is to fight their way out, turning one claustrophobic street at a time into a symphony of apocalyptic violence.
Variety applauded "BuyBust" lead actor saying, "In a radical departure from her usual rom-com roles, dual Australian-Filipino national Curtis is convincing and charismatic as the determined and amazingly resourceful heroine."

On her Instagram® page, Curtis shared that she"poured her heart, body and soul into this film." She invites everyone to enter the world of Gracia ni Maria, a fictional slum area in Manila, where the story unfolds. The decay and destitution of this urban ghetto in Metro Manila also becomes central to the story.

"BuyBust" also stars Victor Neri, Arjo Atayde, Levi Ignacio, Alex Calleja, Lao Rodriguez, Joross Gamboa, Ricky Pascua, and Nonie Buencamino. The movie is brought to you byTFC at the Movies, Viva Films and Well Go USA, a theatrical and home entertainment distribution label that specializes in bringing top content, including the best in Action, Genre and Independent films from the US and around the world, to North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

"BuyBust" screens in the U.S and Canada starting August 10. Go to buybust-movie.comor visit TFC US  or TFC Canada on Facebook for a list of theaters in your area.

KathNiel, Jericho Rosales and Maja Salvador Captivate Thailand


Fans eagerly welcomed the Philippines' hottest stars Daniel Padilla, Jericho Rosales, Kathryn Bernardo, and Maja Salvador when they graced Thailand's biggest media event, the JKN Diamond Blue Mega Showcase, to promote the latest ABS-CBN shows airing soon in the Land of Smiles.

One of the biggest networks in Thailand, JKN Global Media introduced the Kapamilya stars as the leads of its freshly acquired shows from ABS-CBN— the hit series "La Luna Sangre," "Wildflower," and "Magpahanggang Wakas," which has an international title of "I'll Never Say Goodbye." 

Jericho, KathNiel, and Maja performed live at the much-awaited showcase attended by their Thai fans, who followed their shows which have previously aired in the country such as "Pangako Sa 'Yo," "Bridges of Love," and "The Legal Wife."

They also sat down for interviews with various Thai media and guested on the talk show of Anne Jakkraphong Jakrajutatip, one of the country's most well-known celebrities and the CEO of JKN Global Media. 

"We are very thankful that four of the big stars of ABS-CBN was able to join our Diamond Blue Mega Showcase this year. They certainly gave the Thai viewers a new taste of entertainment and also made their Filipino fans in Thailand happy," she said. 

ABS-CBN's content, popular for its heartfelt Filipino stories, is made available across other territories through ABS-CBN International Distribution, recognized in the global arena as a reliable foreign content provider. It has been a premier source of high quality Filipino programming in over 50 territories all over the world and has sold over 40,000 hours of content worldwide. Living up to this recognition, ABS-CBN International Distribution commits to add to its line-up of high-caliber programs and movies with cast and storylines that appeal to various cultures. Visit its website

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“Bagani” Final Week: Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano Struggle to Save Sansinukob

The heroes of Sansinukob will face a difficult dilemma as they fight evil to protect their home from destruction in the final week of "Bagani."

The future of Sansinukob hangs in the balance as the monster inside Ganda (Liza Soberano) gets stronger each moment she does not get the cure.  That is why she and Lakas (Enrique Gil) must push on with their journey in search of the Puso ng Sinukuan despite the many obstacles in their way.

Though the people of Sansinukob have banded together against Malaya (Kristine Hermosa), who planted the monster in Ganda, they remain worried about their fate should their heroes fail to reach the cure in time and the monster overtakes Ganda to bring about the destruction of their home.

Can Lakas, Lakam (Matteo Guidicelli), Dumakulem (Makisig Morales), and Liksi (Zaijian Jaranilla) muster the courage to sacrifice their fellow Bagani to secure Sansinukob? Will Lakas and Ganda ever find the cure in time?

"Bagani" has been continuously well received by viewers since it premiered. It received an all-time high national TV rating of 36.2% last April 17, according to data from Kantar Media.

The show has also won the hearts of netizens with its hashtags trending all over the world on Twitter. It was also named as one of the most talked about teleseryes in the country in the first half of 2018, according to the Twitter Entertainment Index, a list of the most talked about topics on the social networking site.

Its online version in Bagani World, gave users the chance to be heroes of a digital Sansinukob. Although the website will close once the show bids its farewell, its stories will continue in "BAGANI: Beyond Sansinukob" on NoInk, ABS-CBN's online reading platform.

Tune in to the last week of "Bagani" to find out what will happen to Sansinukob and its heroes. Watch it every night after "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano" on ABS-CBN. 

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July 29, 2018

Alden Richards Takes on an Extraordinary Mission in Kapuso Fantaseries “Victor Magtanggol”, Premieres July 30 on GMA Telebabad

Expect no less than the best from GMA Network with the launch of the highly-anticipated and ground-breaking telefantasya, Victor Magtanggol.

Inspired by the Norse Mythology, the drama series features the country's most respected and talented artists headlined by Kapuso prime actor Alden Richards who is all set to take on an extraordinary mission of protecting good from evil as Victor Magtanggol.

Making the series even grander are the actors in the mythological world: John Estrada as Loki, the god of deception who wants to get hold of the Mjolnir to use its power to create monstrous offsprings; Andrea Torres as Sif, the last wife of Thor and the golden-haired goddess of love and family who trains Victor how to control his powers and use the Mjolnir; Pancho Magno as Modi, Thor's son and the god of battle who will eventually be one of Victor's greatest rivals; Miguel Faustman as Magni/Magnus, the other son of Thor who kept the Mjolnir and with the special participation of Conan Stevens as Thor, the god of thunder and owner of the powerful hammer, Mjolnir.

Joining the powerhouse ensemble are the important characters in Victor's life: The Magtanggol Family of Victor with Al Tantay as Tomas Magtanggol, a loving father to Victor and his siblings; Chynna Ortaleza as Lynette Magtanggol-Domingo, the strict yet caring older sister of Victor; Dion Ignacio as Perci Domingo, the devoted and funny husband of Lynette; Lindsay De Vera as Anne Magtanggol, the kikay cosplayer and younger sister of Victor; Reese Tuazon as Honeylyn, Anne's best friend; Yuan Francisco as Meloy Domingo, the sole child of Lynette and Perci and the first one to know the secret identity of his uncle Victor; and playing a very important role is Ms. Coney Reyes as Vivienne, the mother of Victor who got separated from him after a long time.

Playing equally vital roles are the members of the Regalado Family: Eric Quizon as Hector Regalado, the ambitious and hungry for power politician; Freddie Webb as Renato Regalado, the father of Hector; Maritoni Fernandez as Alice Regalado, the second wife of Hector; Kristoffer Martin as Lance Espiritu, the brooding and enigmatic stepson of Hector; and Janine Gutierrez as Gwen Regalado, Hector's daughter who becomes a field reporter covering news about Hammerman. Eventually, she falls in love with him.

Victor works as an OFW to look for his mother Vivienne (Coney Reyes). He becomes friends with Magnus (Miguel Faustman), the curator of the museum where he works for. Magnus' life will be jeopardized because of Loki (John Estrada). Victor will find out that Magnus is not a mortal being and he is the god Magni and one of Thor's sons. Before Magnus dies, he will give Victor a magical compass that will lead Victor to a mysterious mountain. Victor will find an iron gauntlet that will allow him to use the Mjolnir, the powerful hammer of Thor (Conan Stevens).

Victor comes home to the Philippines and becomes Hammerman, the courageous superhero of his town. In his adventures, he battles monsters and form alliances with Norse gods in order to protect the people he loves from the schemes of Loki.

The creative team of the TV series is composed of headwriter Denoy Punio with writers Glaiza Ramirez, Ken De Leon, brainstormers Marlon Miguel, Erwin Bravo and concept creator Jules Katanyag.

Leading the team are creative director Roy Iglesias, creative consultants Suzette Doctolero, and Dode Cruz.

This original series, created by the GMA Drama group, is headed by the SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Drama Redgie A. Magno, AVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Program Manager Nini Matilac and Executive Producer Mona Mayuga.

Singing the theme song "Superhero Mo" is popular rap group Ex Battalion featuring Alden Richards.

Dominic Zapata, who has helmed top-rating GMA programs such as Mulawin, Darna, Captain Barbell, My Husband's Lover and Alyas Robin Hood, directs Victor Magtanggol.

Witness the action-packed journey of the newest modern day superhero Victor Magtanggol beginning July 30 on GMA Telebabad.

Get the latest updates about Victor Magtanggol from the official Facebook page of GMA Drama, Twitter account @GMADrama and the GMA Network website

Kapuso viewers from across the globe can also catch their favorite Kapuso shows via GMA's international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International. For the program guide, visit

Kapuso Boy Band “One Up” to Stage First Major Concert on August 24 at SM Sky Dome

One Up, the boy band GMA Artist Center launched two years ago, is set to stage their first concert this August 24 at SM North EDSA Sky Dome.

The group is composed of 10 talented young men namely Nikki Co, Kevin Sagra, Jay Arcilla, Prince Clemente, Joemarie Nielsen, Arjan Jimenez, Ralf King, Dave Bornea, Yasser Marta and Brent Valdez.

"We sing and dance together. But this year, we want to put a twist on these. We want that, every year, we would be able to add something new. For this time, we want to showcase our individuality especially in the fields we excel in," says Valdez, discovered after failing to make the finals of the boy-band reality show, To The Top.

The band promises to showcase exciting numbers that will highlight the members' individual talents apart from performances as a group.

"I like rock songs, so for the concert I arranged some numbers that I think fits my personality and that I haven't shown before. As a group, we are more on pop, but for the concert we're going to show our own styles. For me, personally, it's rock like Bon Jovi," shared Yasser, a finalist of Eat…Bulaga's "Spogify" segment. After that stint, he then went on to make appearances in the late-night show Walang Tulugan of the late Master Showman, German Moreno.

He added, "The concert isn't like any show we do out of town. It will run for two hours. That's why we work out for endurance so that our energy from start to end will be the same."

Their recently released single, "Smile," will also be the boy band's key song to serenade the audience as they deliver their messages of love and gratitude to their fans.

"If you saw earlier, there were parts where we performed as a group. Then, we were six for the dance and singing. You can see that in our concert. That's the taste of what we will be doing. There will be numbers that will be three-by-threes for the dance and then duets and the full band. There's going to be beatbox, a capella, drummers and also keyboard," noted one member.

"We go to the gym to be fit and for our talent, we have to train our voices for the concert. You have to be focused all the time," says Thai-Filipino Joemarie Nielsen. He was a finalist of Starstruck who reached 13th place overall in the competition.

Joining them onstage are fellow Kapuso stars Migo Adecer, Karlo Duterte, Sofia Pablo, Will Ashley and Andrea Torres. The concert is produced by Gion Prestige Productions, under the direction of Marvin Caldito with choreography by Mark Benzon Pelota.

Tickets, priced at P1,600, are now available for purchase at

JaDine Returns to TV via Sky Pay-per-View

Popular love team JaDine gives SKY subscribers a cinematic romantic treat as they return to television via SKY Pay-Per-View's feature of "Never Not Love You," from July 21 until August 17.  

Nadine is Joanne, a probinsyana lass out to try her luck in Manila's advertising world. She crosses paths with Gio, a freelance graphic artist in a tattoo shop, and the two fall in love.

A wonderful relationship ensues, but as reality kicks in—Gio receives a job offer in London—the two are forced to make life choices and sacrifices. Find out how this development changed the course of their relationship.

Critical praise for Antoinette Jadaone's ninth directorial feature abounds and are centered on its ability to weave a story that does not stray too far from reality. 

This is Nadine and James' sixth movie together and by far their biggest hit as a tandem. The movie also stars veteran actors Sharmaine Suarez as Ms. Bing, Nadine's boss in the story and Yayo Aguila as her mother.  

Aside from "Never Not Love You," watch JaDine in "Diary ng Panget," and "This Time" plus Sylvia Sanchez and Sofia Andres' "Mama's Girl."

Enjoy these movies for only P99 for 7-day access and in high or standard definition in the comfort of your home or on any device anytime, anywhere via SKY on Demand. This is available to SKYcable, One SKY, SKY broadband subscribers nationwide. To subscribe, call 418-0000 or your local SKY office, visit or just text MOVIESPPV to 23662. 

Register your SKY account number to Kapamilya Thank You by logging on to and receive points from any of your SKY subscription. You may use this points for SKY bill rebates, buy tickets for ABS-CBN shows, and more.

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Kapuso Artists Rita Daniela and Marika Sasaki Lead “Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!” Featuring the Songs of Apo Hiking Society

Kapuso artists Rita Daniella and Marika Sasaki will be part of the Musical Play featuring the hits of the APO Hiking Society. Rita Daniella will play the role of Anna and she'll be paired with Mark Bautista. Marika is Jane in the play and partnering with Alfritz Blanche. The two Kapuso actress will be join by the Leading the cast Mark Bautista who just returned from Seattle Repertory's staging of Here Lies Love, together with Jon Philippe Go, Jobim Javier, Alfritz Blanche, Jef Flores, Jon Abella and Vyen Villanueva. Joining them also are Sab Jose, Raul Montesa and Noemi Gonzales. 

Rounding out the cast are Gian Gloria, Shalee Vicencion, Peachy Atilano-Guevara, Anton Posadas, Jourdan Bartolome and Derrick Gozos.

Eto Na! Musikal nAPO! is a brand new original Filipino musical with music by Danny Javier, Jim Paredes and Boboy Garrovillo, musical arrangements and orchestrations by Daniel and Orly dela Cruz. 

Eto Na! Musikal nAPO! is written and directed by Robbie Guevarra.

Eto Na! Musika nAPO! will be shown at Maybank Performing Arts Theater, Bonifacio Global City on August 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 & 24-26, 2018 at 8:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays and 3:00pm on Saturdays & Sundays.

For tickets, contact Ticketworld at 891.9999.

The Search for the Next ABS-CBN MOR Global Pop Icon Flies to South Korea

It's now global Filipinos in South Korea's time to shine!


After being floored with the amazing talents from Taiwan this summer, the search for the talented overseas Filipinos moves forward with "MOR Global Pop Icon in Korea", with the auditions kicking off on July 29 at the Hyehwadong Church in Seoul, South Korea.


"MOR Global Pop Icon" is a singing competition organized by ABS-CBN, the largest and leading Filipino-owned media and entertainment company, MOR 101.9 For Life!, the corporation's official FM radio arm in Mega Manila and delivered overseas by The Filipino Channel, the flagship brand of the ABS-CBN subsidiary, ABS-CBN Global

Recognizing the need to provide a platform for the talented Filipino singers, the competition aims to discover amateur singing talents and empower the overseas Filipinos by letting their talents shine before the world.

Interested parties may choose to audition either by submitting an online audition or joining the on-ground auditions.

The on-ground auditions will happen on July 29, August 12, August 19, August 26, and September 2 at the Hyehwadong Church in Seoul, South Korea. For further details, please contact Roger Amboyat +821067201972.

Meantime, the online auditions will be from July 29 to September 2. For more details on how to submit your online audition entry, visit

Lucky auditionees will learn of their initial successful foray by an ABS-CBN representative. ABS-CBN MOR and TFC share a few more reminders for interested parties: aspiring contestants should be 18 years old and above; must have proof of Filipino origin; and are working overseas on date of entry to the competition. They should also choose their pangmalakasan (all-out) song piece with discernment.

After the audition period, the public will be given the power to choose who is the rightful finalist to be hailed as the "TFC People's Choice" awardee. The voting will start on September 9 and will last until September 23. For details on how to vote, visit

Filipinos based on South Korea can get those vocal chords conditioned and choose the perfect audition piece for a chance to be hailed as the "MOR Global Pop Icon in Korea", and fly to Manila, Philippines for the "MOR Global Pop Icon" grand finals.

For more details about the competition, visit Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow@KapamilyaTFC and KapamilyaGlobalPR on Twitter and Instagram.

Maymay Entrata Learns Value of Forgiveness in “Wansapanataym Presents: Ikaw ang GHOSTo Ko”

With an open third eye, Espie (Maymay Entrata) will finally put her ability of talking to dead people to good use as she helps give justice to the death of her old love Vincent (Edward Barber) in "Wansapanataym Presents: Ikaw ang GHOSTo Ko" this Sunday (July 29).

Aside from hiding away from a syndicate, Espie will continue to face more challenges as she crosses paths with Vincent, the man who broke her heart in the past. Now roaming the earth as a ghost, Vincent will ask for Espie's help to be able to reconnect with his mom.

Though frightened and confused at first, Espie will let go of her grudges, eventually grant the ghost's request, and take it as an opportunity to make up for all times she had tricked other people.

Will Espie succeed in her mission?

Meanwhile, the series' first episode enjoyed high viewership as it rated a national TV rating of 26%, while rival program "Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko" only got 17.4%, according to data from Kantar Media.

Having aired for almost two decades, "Wansapanataym" is the sole Filipino program to be nominated in the prestigious International Emmy Kids Awards held recently under the best TV movie/mini-series. It battled against shows from Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Australia.

Don't miss the values shared in "Wansapanataym Presents: Ikaw ang GHOSTo Ko" on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit

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Legendary Animator Mark Henn Headlines Disney’s “Hall D” at APCC, Touts Latest Film “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2”

Legendary Disney animator Mark Henn flew-in to town to spearhead and serve as the main attraction in Disney's first-ever `Hall D' in Asia through AsiaPOP Comicon scheduled at SMX Mall of Asia on Sunday, July 29.


"It's an incredible honor to be part of Disney's first-ever `Hall D' in Asia, and I'm as excited as ever to meet and engage with Disney fans in the Philippines," said Henn who's a first-time visitor to the country.


A veteran animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios for 38 years, Henn is currently serving as the 2D animation supervisor for the studios' upcoming feature film, "Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2" (in Philippine cinemas November 21).


Henn will hold an exclusive presentation inside `Hall D,' tracing his beginnings at Disney, up to the illustrious present. Henn is the artist behind the classic Disney characters  Ariel in "The Little Mermaid," Belle in "Beauty and the Beast," Jasmine in "Aladdin," Young Simba in "The Lion King," title characters "Mulan" and "Pochahontas," and Princess Tiana in "The Princess and the Frog."


In 2000, Henn traded his pencil for a director's chair on the award-winning short "John Henry," based on the popular American legend.


Previously, Henn served as lead 2D animator on the Academy Award®-winning "Big Hero 6" and "Frozen."

(Movie Poster) The Hows of Us - Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla

Here it is!

Star Cinema has revealed the poster of muc-anticipated romantic-drama movie of the year entitled "The Hows of Us".

Featuring the blockbuster tandem of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla and director Cathy Garcia-Molina.

The movie is set to be shown on August 29 in theaters worldwide.

July 17, 2018

Dwayne Johnson Makes a Spectacular Leap of Faith in “Skyscraper”

Action superstar Dwayne Johnson headlines Universal Pictures and Legendary's epic action thriller Skyscraper.  Director Rawson Marshall Thurber describes it as Die Hard meets Towering Inferno set in Hong Kong—a love letter to the action movies the director grew up watching.  "I wanted to make a big movie that demands a big-screen experience, with the biggest movie star in the world driving every bit of it," he says.  


To that end, Thurber is proudest of the fact that his film isn't based on a comic book; it's not a reboot, remake, prequel or sequel.  "Skyscraper is an original idea, one that guarantees the audience won't know what's going to happen next.  I wanted to make something with Dwayne that audiences have to experience firsthand in the theater, and I'm so proud of what we've accomplished together."


Johnson explains why he was drawn to the project, one he calls "easily, the most physically demanding role I've ever played."  He notes: "The number-one anchor with audiences all around the world is the bond of family.  Regardless of race or culture or class or religion, the ideology of family is one everyone relates to.  There's something very visceral about a family being torn apart, and the parents doing everything they can to protect their young.  That's always been a special anchor for us in Skyscraper, and for us to explore this on the canvas of film makes it so relevant to people."


It wasn't just the premise, but the chance to work once again with collaborator Thurber that drew in the performer/producer.  "Rawson is one of the very unique talents in Hollywood in that he is the sole writer and director of projects on a massive scale.  All this all this comes out of his head and out of his brain.  When he pitched me Skyscraper, I was in 100 percent.  I felt like it was an amalgamation of Die Hard, The Towering Inferno and The Fugitive—Harrison Ford was already the inspiration for Will Sawyer."


Of utmost importance to the filmmaker was for audiences finally to see Dwayne Johnson as a vulnerable hero.  "We all know him as The Rock; we all know he can pick up a truck and throw it through a building," laughs Thurber.  "But that's not what is most interesting about him as an actor and a person.  I also don't think that's what audiences always relate to.  People love Indiana Jones because he takes a punch, not because he can give a punch.  He's just a normal guy who is trying to survive the adventure.  Dwayne and I wanted Will to be someone who barely survives the trials and tribulations he will be put through."


As the director fleshed out the story, the stakes became even greater for Will.  "The building is on fire, Sawyer's family is trapped above the fire line, and he's outside the building," explains Thurber.  "What's more, he's being framed for the fire.  So he's got to figure out how to get into the building to rescue his family, figure out who the bad guys are, stop them and clear his name and get out.  All in one day."  As he wrote this film for Johnson, the filmmaker reflects: "I wanted to challenge Dwayne.  I wanted to see him be vulnerable.  I wanted him to see him think his way out of a problem instead of punch his way out…and I wanted to see him barely survive."


"In today's world, there are big superhero movies, big movies that are franchises and big commercial popcorn movies," ends Johnson.  "I know, because I make them.  But what I also like about Skyscraper is we are a big summer movie; we're fun, and we're supposed to be.  But there's also something really gritty and down-and-dirty about it that sets it apart from everything else out there.  I'm very proud of it." 


In cinemas July 11, Skyscraper is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at

True-to-Life Gripping Crime Drama “Jacqueline Comes Home (The Chiong Story)” Opens in Cinemas Nationwide on July 18

VIVA Films presents "Jacqueline Comes Home (The Chiong Story)," a gripping crime drama based on the controversial real-life rape and murder case of the Chiong sisters which happened 21 years ago in Cebu.  


Showing in cinemas on July 18, the movie stars Donnalyn Bartolome as Marijoy and Meg Imperial as Jacqueline.  It marks the directorial debut of Ysabelle Peach Caparas (Direk Peach), with story and screenplay by her father, Carlo J. Caparas, who is also themovie's assistant director.  


Jacqueline and Marijoy are typical young women fortunate to belong to a loving family.   They enjoy the freedom to go out unchaperoned, and in the case of Marijoy, to be in a relationship.  Jacqueline, though she is older, does not mind being single, and actually prefers being in the company of their beloved parents, Dionisio and Thelma.  


But the ordinariness of their situation ends on July 16, 1997.  On that rainy evening, the sisters are snatched from a waiting shed, dragged into a vehicle, and transported to a godforsaken place where they eventually suffer inhumane acts in the hands of six evil men.  


The next day, their parents are the ones to experience indescribable agony at the sight of Marijoy's lifeless body while Jacqueline is nowhere to be found.  


When such tragedy strikes a family, what happens to those left behind?


The ordeal that the Chiong family had to go through in search for justice is captured in the performances of Joel Torre and Alma Moreno.  


Ryan Eigenmann takes the role of one of the perpetrators.  Before doing the rape scene, the actor showed his respect to the two lead stars by asking what actions would be unacceptable for them.  Meg and Donnalyn, on the other hand, showed professionalism by not putting any limitations and giving Direk Peach and Ryan their full trust that everything will be done according to what the scene requires.  


Direk Peach has shared in an interview that she created this film in a way that it is open for interpretation.  She also said that her mother, the late Donna Villa, had always wanted to produce this film.  


"Jacqueline Comes Home (The Chiong Story)," a movie that comes from the heart of all involved will pierce the hearts of many.

Catch it on July 18 in cinemas nationwide.

ABS-CBN Named One of The “Best Companies to Work for in Asia” by HR ASIA


ABS-CBN was recognized as one of the Best Companies to Work for in Asia in 2018 by HR Asia, the premiere Asian publication for senior human resources professionals that handpicks world class corporations with high levels of employee engagement and excellent workplace cultures. 

"This award validates our strong belief that people are key to our success, and our success reflects on our people," said Archie Sabado, ABS-CBN head of human resources and organization development during the awards ceremony on June 29 at the Marriott Hotel in Manila. "It is important because while this affirms that our organizational practices are in the right direction, it also humbles us to continue learning from the bestpractices of other companies so we continue improving for the benefit of our Kapamilyas." 

The HR Asia Best Companies to Work for in Asia list covers 12 markets across Asia, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and China. ABS-CBN is the only Philippine TV network included in the list.  

The "Best Companies to Work for in Asia" are selected from various companies in different industries based on a proprietary survey that assesses the company's working environment, HR practices, employee engagement and the resulting job satisfaction. The results were then judged by an independent panel of industry experts, academics, journalists and government representatives based on the HR Asia Employee Input Survey™ (EIS) Report and the HR Asia Workplace and Employee Engagement Survey™ (WEES).

July 16, 2018

New Live-Action Reimagining of Classic Tale “The Little Mermaid” Opens in PH Cinemas on August 8


The latest thrilling fantasy-adventure live-action independent remake of "The Little Mermaid" is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's novel that stars British actress Poppy Drayton (Downton Abbey), William Moseley (Chronicles of Narnia, The Royals), Loreto Peralta, Armando Gutierrez and Shirley MacLaine.  First published in 1837 about a mermaid's sacrifice for love, the latest adaptation of "The Little Mermaid" is a brand new take on Anderson's timeless tale, written and directed by Blake Harris. 


Produced by independent studios Kingsway Productions and Conglomerate Media, "The Little Mermaid" unfolds with an old grandmother telling her two granddaughters the story of a fascinating beautiful mermaid.  William Moseley stars as a reporter who started following a story about a mermaid and a magical healing water. Together with his sick niece, they travel to a small town in Mississippi to uncover a legend.  There, they go to a circus and encounter a beautiful mermaid trapped in a glass tank. They are further amazed when the mermaid appears before them as a young woman with legs.


Drayton, who stars in the titular role said in previous interviews that she's hugely fascinated with mermaids.  Moseley who has visited the Philippines previously said in local interviews that the movie didn't have the same budget as Disney's but that it's also a film with a lot of heart.


A very different "The Little Mermaid" splashes in Philippine cinemas nationwide on August 8 from Axinite Digicinema.  

Kristine Hermosa Takes on First Kontrabida Role in “Bagani”


Viewers of "Bagani" can look forward to more exciting scenes now that Malaya, a goddess played by Kristine Hermosa, has shown her true colors and is poised to become the Baganis' next foe.


Malaya's true colors finally showed when she swore to avenge the defeat of her son, Sarimaw (Ryan Eigenmann), at the hands of the Baganis.


Kristine's first kontrabida character, Malaya first seemed like an ally to Lakas (Enrique Gil) and Ganda (Liza Soberano) when she helped them get out of Dako Pa Roon. However, Lakas was told that not all is what it seems when it comes to the goddess.


The people of Sansinukob are also discovering the trail of bodies that she and Gaki (Justin Cuyugan) laid to waste in their journey through the land.


Is Malaya the creature being talked about who will destroy Sansinukob? Are Lakas, Ganda, Lakam (Matteo Guidicelli), Dumakulem (Makisig Morales), and Liksi (Zaijian Jaranilla) strong enough to fight the most powerful goddess in Sansinukob?


Don't miss any of the action of "Bagani," every night after "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano." 


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July 8, 2018

M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” Reveals Teaser Poster


"You cannot contain what you are." Take your first-look at the teaser poster of director M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming suspense thriller "Glass" starring Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy.


Check out the poster below and watch "Glass" in Philippine cinemas January 2019.


About "Glass"


From "Unbreakable," Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from "Split" are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.


Following the conclusion of "Split," Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb's superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.


This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director's previous last two films. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.




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