October 25, 2018

“The Mule” Delivers Eastwood-Centric First Poster

Warner Bros. Pictures has just unveiled the first poster artwork of Clint Eastwood's newest feature film, the drama "The Mule."


In addition to directing, the veteran actor steps in front of the lens again, alongside fellow stars Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest and Andy Garcia, as well as Alison Eastwood and Taissa Farmiga.


Check out the poster below and watch "The Mule" in Philippine cinemas January 30, 2019.



About "The Mule"


Clint Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive.  Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he's just signed on as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel.  He does well—so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler.  But he isn't the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates.  And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl's past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it's uncertain if he'll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel's enforcers, catch up to him.


"The Mule" marks Oscar-winner Eastwood's first time on both sides of the camera since he starred in 2009's critically acclaimed "Gran Torino."


"The Mule" is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.

“La Luna Sangre,” “Probinsyano,” “Till I Met You” and Other Kapamilya Shows to be Shown in Thailand


More Kapamilya shows are set to air in Thailand and Laos after JKN Global, the top content provider and channel operator in Thailand, bought over 290 hours of content from ABS-CBN at the recent MIPCOM, an annual trade event in France, where content producers, buyers, financiers, and distributors in the fields of entertainment and advertising from all over the world, can connect, make deals, and learn future trends in the industry.


The deal gave JKN Global the right to distribute six titles, which are "La Luna Sangre," "Magpahanggang Wakas," "The Promise of Forever," "Till I Met You," Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach's lifestyle travel show "Pia's Postcards", and the longest-running primetime series on TV, "FPJ's Ang Probinsyano."


ABS-CBN shows like "Got To Believe", "The Legal Wife", and "Bridges of Love" have already aired in Thailand and were well received by Thai viewers. The shows have become so popular that Kapamilya stars, Jericho Rosales, Maja Salvador, Kathryn Bernardo, and Daniel Padilla were invited to the biggest media event in Thailand last July, the JKN Diamond Blue Mega Showcase, an annual trade event of JKN Global.


ABS-CBN and JKN Global have been partners in providing quality Filipino content to Thai audiences since 2016. The two network giants of their respective countries are currently discussing possible coproduction opportunities.


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.


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KathNiel’s “The Hows of Us” to be Shown in Cannes, France


ABS-CBN is bringing "The Hows of Us," the highest-grossing Philippine film to date with gross earnings of P810 million, to the international content market, MIPCOM, in Cannes, France.


The movie stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, touted as the country's box office king and queen, as a couple who must figure out how to save their long-term relationship as each of them starts taking different paths in life.


Many film critics have noted how the movie showcased the exceptional growth of Kathryn as an actress as she portrays a woman in the middle of a critical crossroad, not just in her relationship but also in her life. They also lauded the subdued performance of Daniel, which allowed his onscreen partner to shine even more. 


Also in ABS-CBN's showcase lineup are the romance-drama series "Ngayon at Kailanman," which is based on classic telenovela stories of star-crossed lovers from different worlds who must fight the odds to be together; "Halik," which shows the complications and intricacies that arise when old love intertwines with the new; and "Araw Gabi," a love story mixed with mystery and suspense that takes place on the paradise-like island of El Paraiso.


MIPCOM is an annual trade event in France, where content producers, buyers, financiers, and distributors in the fields of entertainment and advertising, from all over the world, can connect, make deals, and learn future trends in the industry.


ABS-CBN's content, popular for their heartfelt Filipino stories, are 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 http://internationalsales.abs-cbn.com.


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King of Primetime Coco Martin stars in New Action Thriller

The King of Primetime Coco Martin stars in a new action thriller – this time, in the newest television commercial (TVC) of Mang Inasal, the leading Pinoy restaurant that serves the 2-in-1 sa Laki, Nuot-sa-Ihaw Sarap Chicken Inasal.


The 15-seconder TVC features Martin in his element doing his usual heart-stopping stunts, while braving blazing fire and cinders.


And all of these are set in a Mang Inasal store's kitchen, where the real action really happens - flames and flavors combine to create the ultimatenuot sa ihaw sarap of the country's most-loved chicken inasal.


Mang Inasal Marketing Head Aileen Natividad said the latest Mang Inasal TVC reflects the exciting experience of customers whenever they savor Mang Inasal Chicken Inasal's "exploding flavors."


"Our new TVC showcases our Chicken Inasal's explosion of flavors, because we grill it in such a way that our special marinade not just coats but permeates the entire chicken.  So whenever you have a bite of our Chicken Inasal, you will get thrilled with its perfectly grilled taste," she said. 


Mang Inasal's Chicken Inasal is prepared using a unique recipe, where choice cuts of guaranteed high-quality chicken are soaked in a special marinade made out of local secret spices, carefully skewered and grilled the Mang Inasal way. 


Further endearing Mang Inasal to Pinoys are the restaurant's homey, grillery ambiance and pioneering unlimited serving of rice for all itsPaborito meals. It also allows diners to savor the No.1 chicken inasal with special condiments, like chicken oil, which makes Mang Inasal meals even more flavorful.


Mang Inasal opened its first store in Iloilo in December 2003, and has since then become one of the fastest growing restaurants in the country with over 500 outlets nationwide and counting. To know more about the leading Pinoy branded quick service restaurant, visit their website atwww.manginasal.com and like their Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/MangInasalPhilippines.


Visit the nearest Mang Inasal store near you and get thrilled with the explosive flavors of the 2-in-1sa Laki, Nuot-sa-Ihaw Sarap Chicken Inasal!

Victoria’s Secret Model Kelsey Merritt Graces Metro Society’s Anniversary Issue

October marks Metro Society's birthday and gracing the illustrious anniversary cover is none other than Filipina supermodel making waves in NYC, Kelsey Merritt. 


In a Metro Society exclusive, Kelsey opens up about the magnificent moment that was: finding out that she was one of the 50 chosen to join the ranks of Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Gisele Bündchen, and Adriana Lima in the upcoming Victoria's Secret show.


Following the cover story is the main feature of Women Who Dare, the magazine's second one yet. Turn the page and learn the amazing journeys of Nika Diwa, Marga Nograles, Rosenthal Tee, Lynn Pinugu, and Mutya ng Pilipinas Miss Tourism International Aya Fernandez.


Afterwards, discover the iconic French luxury furniture brand Roche Bobois as the iconic Mah Jong sofa interacts with the artistry of 10 creative Filipinos, resulting in splendid visions, in "Interactions." The Metro teams visited the artists in each of their spaces to see the making of and the very inspirations behind their interpretations of the icon.


Then, go inside the studio of Wynn Wynn Ong as she gives a preview of what is to come in the magazine's upcoming event with her—the KaLIKHAsan Ball at the Metropolitan Museum this November.


Also in this issue, find your seat at the table at a fashionable dinner by Happy Ongpauco-Tiu for her friends at home, her beautiful collection of plates from around the world on a magnificent display. Then, fly off to Iceland with The Spoiled Mummy, Grace Baja, as she revels in magnificent Mother Nature, seeing all the sights to be seen with her family.


For wellness and beauty, discover a masterpiece in La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream and get long and lean with one-on-one sessions at Options Pilates Studio. Then, get to know Rach Sayed and Kimi Martinez of SSI, as they rep their luxury fashion brands and show off a few of their favorite things.


Metro Society ends the birthday celebration with the launch of a new column, Mr. Manners by Monchet Olives, at the back—a write-up on etiquette that will surely be devoured in seconds.


Metro Society is available in newsstands and bookstores nationwide for only P250. Follow the magazine on Instagram via @metrosocietyph.

A Different View on Love, Life, and Second Chances in “First Love,” Still Showing Nationwide

Roman poet Horace popularized the philosophical phrase carpe diem which means "seize the day." This is similar to YOLO, "you only live once," of today's younger generation. 


Seize the day. This is the core message of the Aga Muchlach-Bea Alonzo starrer "First Love," directed by Paul Soriano and produced by TEN17, ABS-CBN Films Star Cinema, and VIVA Films.


First Love inspires everyone to live each moment in our lives even in those darkest moments. 


Everything in the life of businessman Nick(Muhlach) is well-thought of and calculated until he crosses paths with the impulsive and optimistic photographer Ali (Alonzo). Both spending their lives now overseas, Nick is trying to find closure from his past mistake, while Ali is hopeful that a new life is ahead of her despite her congenital heart disease and the agony of waiting for a donor for a heart transplant.


As Ali challenges Nick to seize every moment in his life before it is too late, Nick takes a risk by giving Ali another chance at life, even if it may cost someone else's life and potentially end their blossoming romance.


Asked about the lessons they learned from the film, Alonzo talked about not thinking twice when love comes knocking in your life. "Do not overthink it. Go ahead and just love, because there might not be a next time. When love comes knocking on your door, just open your heart and welcome it," she explained.


On the other hand, Muhlach talked about giving love despite all the pains in life "Just love, don't be pessimistic, don't doubt--just love. If at some point you get hurt, just hurt, it's okay, that's normal. Acknowledge that you are hurt then heal. If you do not acknowledge the hurt, healing will never begin," he said.


Also part of the film are Edward BarberAlbie Casiño, and Sandy Andolong.


Seize the day with Aga Muhlach and Bea Alonzo, and enjoy the scenic city of Vancouver, Canada. Watch "First Love," to be screened via TFC at the Movies in the following regions on these dates: October 25 in the Middle East, Brunei, and Papua New Guinea; October 26 in U.S., Canada and Saipan; October 27 and 28 in West London, East London, and Staines, Surrey; October 27 in Frankfurt, Germany, Dublin and Cork in Ireland, Vienna, Austria, Paris, France and Copenhagen, Denmark; October 28 in Jylland, Denmark, Galway and Newbridge in Ireland, Machester, U.K., Milan, Italy, Kristansand, Norway and Malta; November 1in Australia and New Zealand; November 3 in Stavanger, Norway; November 3 and 4 in Thailand; and November 4 in Rome, Florence, Bologna, Messina, Torino, and Padova in Italy, Athens, Greece, Oslo and Bergen in Norway, Espoo, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, and Madrid, Spain.


For the cinema list in your region, visit usa.mytfc.com/firstloveemea.kapamilya.com or the applicable TFC Facebook pages for your area. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas and follow @KapamilyaTFC and KapamilyaGlobalPR on Twitter and Instagram.

KathNiel, Ella Cruz, and Zanjoe Marudo Join KBO’s Halloween Weekend


A Halloween treat awaits KBO viewers this weekend as it features the suspense and horror films of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, Ella Cruz, and Zanjoe Marudo this weekend.


Airing for the first time is "Cry No Fear," which stars Ella and Donnalyn Bartolome. They portray half-sisters Kaycee and Wendy respectively, who don't like each other. One night as they are left alone in their house, a group of intruders breaks into their home and tries to kill them. They are left with no choice but to get along and plan their escape. 


Kathryn and Daniel's only horror film, "Pagpag," brings the story of a group of friends that stayed in a house of a woman who is currently mourning for her husband. During their stay in the house, each of them violates the 'rules' of Filipinos attending a funeral. Soon, a series of unfortunate events happens to them.


Viewers will also get to watch "To Love Some Buddy" star Zanjoe Marudo in "Maria, Leonora, Teresa" as Julio, one of the parents whose child died in a field trip. To cope with their loss, their psychiatrist, Manolo (Cris Villanueva) gives them dolls. Little do they know that the toy they kept is controlled by a sinister master.


Joining the line-up this Saturday (Oct. 27) and Sunday (Oct. 28) are Sue Ramirez's "The Debutants," and Pokwang's "Wang Fam." 


Simply register using any prepaid or postpaid SIM. For prepaid, just load up (Globe, TM, Smart, Sun, TNT) with P30; press the green / INFO button on your TVplus box remote to get your box ID; then text KBO30 OCT27 <TVplus box ID> to 2366.

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October 23, 2018

Maine Mendoza Shares How Marian Rivera Becomes Her Beauty Inspiration

Since her early days in showbiz, Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera has been an icon of beauty and sophisticated grace. Her radiant glow, along with her dedication to her family and many advocacies, has earned her a rightful pedestal as one of the country’s top celebrities.

Marian’s beauty is timeless. Classic. And her flawless skin has been taken care of by a brand she has stayed loyal to for over 10 years, Maxi-Peel. Her supporters who have watched her grow in the industry love her candor and authenticity - so much so that they’ve also supported every brand she chose to work with, knowing that she’d only endorse products she has a genuine regard for. Marian has been a long-standing partner of Maxi-Peel, ensuring that every campaign they release is more successful than their last one.

To put it simply, she is an inspiration to everyone who knows her name, including the Phenomenal Star Maine Mendoza.

For days, it has been hot news that Maine has switched from her old cleanser and will be joining Marian in endorsing Maxi-Peel ZERO, an innovative new micro-exfoliant that promises glowing and radiant skin. Her main reason for making the switch? Her ate, Marian Rivera.

Much like Marian, Maine’s rise to stardom can be attributed to her candidness on and off the screen. In an industry that thrives on playing roles, Maine’s fans remained loyal to her because of her youthful spark and bona fide authenticity to herself and to everyone else. Every product she ever endorsed was a successful sold out situation that drew snaking lines and top trending topics on launch day.
Maine’s natural self is her best feature. Her effortless beauty is the desire of millions of her loyal supporters. And it won’t be long before those supporters make the switch to the latest addition to Maine’s beauty arsenal and the secret to her glowing skin, Maxi-Peel ZERO.
With both Marian and Maine working together, it’s safe to say that this might be the most powerful endorsement tandem we’ve seen in years. Their influence across all ages transcends beyond social media, print, and TV mediums. Maxi-Peel, with both Marian and Maine’s loyal support, is truly a force to be reckoned with.

Broadway's Highly Acclaimed Musical "WAITRESS" Opens in Manila on November 9 at RCBC Plaza

Making its international premiere with a sparkling new production, Waitress opens in Manila on November 9th at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. 

The show, which continues to perform for sold-out audiences on Broadway and across the USA, is also set to debut at London’s West End in 2019 and in Australia in 2020.

Based on the beloved film by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress features music and lyrics from 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”) and a book by Jessie Nelson. The show made history by having Broadway’s first all-female creative team.

Waitress tells the story of a pie maker named Jenna who, despite the mundanity of her life, finds comfort and reckoning in the simple magic of baking. With the help of her two friends Dawn and Becky, she dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage and musters the courage to change her life for the better.

Leading the show as Jenna is award winning international musical theatre star Joanna Ampil. She has performed in the West End in musicals such as Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Avenue Q and Jesus Christ Superstar, to name a few. Her performance as Candida in the recent film Ang Larawan has won her numerous Best Actress Awards locally. Jenna will be her first role back in the local theatre scene after her stint as Grizabella in the international tour of Cats.

Set to play the sassy waitress and loveable friend, Becky, is none other than Bituin Escalante. An influential figure in OPM, Bituin has also made rounds in the theatre scene since 1999. Bituin has starred in numerous Tony-winning shows in roles such as Joanne in Rent, Effie White in Dreamgirls, and Asaka in Once on this Island. Her recent performance as Aling Saling in Himala:The Musical has earned her critical acclaim.

To complete the trio, Maronne Cruz will be playing the neurotic and eccentric Dawn. Maronne is no stranger to musical theatre. She has appeared in numerous productions including Jeannie in Hair, Gabbi in Sa Wakas, Josephine in Ako Si Josephine, Stepsister Joy in Cinderella. She has also appeared in the indie film Mariquina as Monet and, most recently, performed in the hit musical Ang Huling El Bimbo.

But Joe’s Pie Diner would not be complete without the men of the show. Joining them are Bibo Reyes as Dr. Pomatter, Nino Alejandro as Ogie, George Schulze as Earl, Dean Rosen as Cal, and Steven Conde as Joe.

Bibo’s notable stage performances include Sonny in In the Heights, Franz in Rock of Ages, Trekky/Nicky in Avenue Q, and Rudolpho in Matilda. He was last seen as Hector in Ang Huling El Bimbo.

Nino has been in the local music scene since the ‘90s, and has released several solo albums.
Waitress marks his fourth production with Atlantis, as he has previously appeared as Nick Massi in Jersey Boys, Ethan Gerard in The Full Monty, and Bud in The Bridges of Madison County. He also joined The Voice Philippines and made it to the top 3 with his powerful rock vocals and soulful ballads.

Waitress marks George's and Dean’s debut with Atlantis Theatrical. George’s past productions include Hair, Beauty and the Beast, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Into The Woods, The Horse and His Boy; and 50 Shades! A Musical Parody. Dean previously appeared as Sir Galahad in Monty Python’s, and made his professional theater debut in A Peek Into The Woods.

Steven has been performing since 1999. Some of credits include: Aladdin: The New Stage Musical, The Full Monty, Ghost the Musical, Shrek the Musical, Saturday Night Fever the Musical, Bridges of Madison County the Musical, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, and Matilda the Musical. He has also forayed into directing and recently made his directorial debut with Atlantis with Side Show.

Waitress also features Luigi Quesada, Gerhard Krysstopher, Luis Marcelo, Emeline Celis Guinid, Teetin Villanueva, Sarah Facuri, and Jillian Ita-as.

It is directed by Bobby Garcia, Choreography by Cecile Martinez, Set Design by Tony Award winner David Gallo, Lighting Design by Aaron Porter, Musical Direction by Farley Ascuncion, Costume Design by Raven Ong, Sound Design by Josh Millican, Hair and Make-up Design by Johann dela Fuente and Vocal Coaching by Manman Angsico.

The international premiere of Waitress will run from November 9 to December 2 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati. For tickets, contact Ticketworld at (632) 891-9999 or visit www.ticketworld.com.ph.

Special thanks to our partners, Oman Air, Royce, Discovery Suites Manila, Mondial Tours, ABS-CBN, CNN, Digital-Out-Of-Home, Philippine Star, and Monster Radio RX 93.1.

US Box Office Hit Horror Movie "Halloween" Showing Without Cuts in PHL Theaters on October 24

After making a killing with its $77.5 million No.1 debut in the US - the second-biggest opening ever for a horror film - Universal Pictures’ “Halloween” is set to slash its way to the Philippine box-office as it opens in selected cinemas Weds, October 24.

Audiences can rejoice with the news that the Movie & Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has rated “Halloween” R-16 Without Cuts.  This is a welcome development for avid fans of horror films as “Halloween” will be shown in its integral version with all the terrifying and suspenseful scenes intact.  Moviegoers aged 16-years old and above will definitely have a scary good time.

Meanwhile, watch the newly unveiled Asylum Clip from Halloween that sets the tone for the intense terror to come.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/V7ao-B2zlZE

About Halloween

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Master of horror John Carpenter executive produces and serves as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity).  Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.

Halloween is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/ and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/

Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary with these Special Collectibles Available at SM Malls

As a special treat for fans on Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary, Disney Philippines launches an exciting range of collectibles available at SM Malls. Part of the ‘Share-A-Smile’ campaign, the new collection includes everything from toys to clothing to tableware. It’s perfect for the generations of kids and kids at heart who have found joy and magic with Mickey over the past nine decades.


60 Mickey Tees at SM Youth: The iconic Mickey gets 60 exclusive shirt designs in celebration of 60 years of SM Malls. Perfect for teens and twentysomethings, the minimalist designs exude an effortlessly cool vibe.


Special Mickey and Minnie Plush Doll Collectibles: The best way to celebrate Mickey’s birthday is to spend some quality time with Mickey and Minnie. Available at Toy Kingdom, these 14-inch plush dolls are made for hours of playtime fun.


Special edition Mickey Tote Bags: As a bonus, there are four exclusive tote bag designs up for grabs. With a minimum purchase of P1,000 worth of Mickey Share-A-Smile, SM 60th merchandise, or Mickey Classic products comes with a Collectible Mickey Mouse Tote Bag with Zipper Pouch. Collect all four designs until October 31 at SM Character Shop, Children’s Wear, Boys - Teens Wear, and Toy Kingdom.

Kick-off Mickey’s anniversary celebrations with these items. Do share your experience using the hashtag #MickeyShareASmile.

MMFF 2018: ONE GREAT LOVE Kim Chiu, Dennis Trillo and JC de Vera

We all wish that we find our One Great Love in this lifetime with whom we hope to spend the rest of our lives with.

But are we willing to make the sacrifices and go through all the pain to attain it and keep it?

Is our One Great Love provided by destiny or do we get to choose?

This is the premise of the upcoming movie One Great Love, produced by Regal Entertainment, Inc. and an official entry to the upcoming 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival.

Every year, Regal Entertainment, Inc., creates an entry/entries to the annual film festival to adhere to its commitment in bringing quality entertainment for moviegoers.

This Christmas, the film production outfit is bringing together a stellar cast from two major TV networks to breathe life to one great movie, entitled One Great Love.

Top-billed by celebrity A-listers Dennis Trillo, JC de Vera, and Kim Chiu, the romance drama film, a hugot - bangon film that tackles a subject that everybody is highly familiar with and which we can all relate to: love and relationships.

The story tackles about love, which remains to be one of the greatest mysteries up to this day. Falling in love with someone is one thing, but staying in love with that person is another story.

Kim shows a different side of her in this movie. Mainly known for tackling romantic-comedy roles in movies, Kim goes out of her comfort zone and portrays another mature character. The bubbly bungisngis Kim Chiu will not be seen in Zyra, her character in the movie. She is expected to have love scenes in this film.

ABS-CBN premier artist Kim Chiu portrays the role of Zyra Paez, a woman fortunate enough to know and be with her one great love.

JC portrays the role of Carl Mauricio. Carl’s turbulent past has left a scarred, and in the process, keeps hurting the woman who did nothing but love him over anything else.

Kapuso dramatic actor Dennis is Dr. Ian Arcano, a heart doctor who firmly believes in the sanctity of family and keeping it that way. Ian is a dependable friend to Zyra, but then eventually falls in love with her.

The lives of Zyra, Carl, and Ian are intertwined with one another in a story that reveals to us that like every human being, we all seek for love, but our views about it differ.

"Magagaling lahat dito umarte. Baka makakuha sila ng awards. Totoong magagaling. Maganda ang pelikula para sa pasko. One Great Movie to watch out for," says matriarch Mother Lily Monteverde.

The movie helps us understand ourselves through the characters: are you the type to cling to someone you love no matter what or are you willing to let it go for someone you love?

The film also stars Eric Quizon portraying Dante Paez, Zyra’s loving father, who never got over of his One Great Love, discovers that he deserves a second chance at love.

Nina Dolino as Annie Paez, Dante’s second wife, who is a firm believer that One Great Love exists.
Miles Ocampo is Jemi Paez, sister of Zyra and who is mature for her age. She is a practical thinker, who challenges Zyra’s view about love.

Marlo Mortel is Bryan Gomez, a loving free-spirited guy who falls in love with Jemi.

Directed by Eric Quizon, One Great Love opens in cinemas on December 25.

October 21, 2018

Cinema One Originals 2018 Winners: Iyah Mina, Arron Villaflor, Alwyn Uytingco and Paglisan

Paglisan" and "Never Tear Us Apart" runaway winners in this year's Cinema One Originals. First time actress and stand up comedienne Iyah Mina bags Best Actress award while co-star Arron Villaflor gets Best Actor. 

Here's the complete list of winners for Cinema One Originals 2018:

Audience Choice Awards: Mamu; and A Mother Too
Champion Bughaw Full Length Special Award: Paglisan
Best Sound: Jess Carlos (Paglisan)
Best Music: Erwin Romulo (Never Tear Us Apart) and Teresa Barrozo (Paglisan)
Best Editing: Ilsa Malsi (Never Tear Us Apart)
Best Production Design: Thesa Tang (Never Tear Us Apart)
Best Cinematography: Sasha Palomares (Never Tear Us Apart)
Best Screenplay: Aica Ganhinhin and Carl Papa (Paglisan)
Best Short Film: Manila is Full of Men Named Boy by Andrew Stephen Lee
Best Supporting Actress: Mary Joy Apostol (Hospicio)
Best Supporting Actor: Arron Villaflor (Mamu; And A Mother Too)
Best Actress: Iyah Mina (Mamu; And A Mother Too)
Best Actor: Alwyn Uytingco (Asuang)
Best Director: Whammy Alcazaren (Never Tear Us Apart)
Special Citation: A Short History Of A Few Bad Things by Keith Deligero
Special Jury Prize: Never Tear Us Apart:
Best Picture: Paglisan by Carl Papa

October 17, 2018

TNT Boys Mackie Empuerto, Keifer Sanchez, and Francis Concepcion Conquer the Big Dome for “Listen: The Big Shot Concert” on November 30

Only more than a year after Mackie Empuerto, Keifer Sanchez, and Francis Concepcion became officially known as the TNT Boys, the international sensation and bigshot trio will stage their first-ever major concert titled “Listen: The Big Shot Concert” at the Araneta Coliseum on November 30.

The boys are busy preparing for the concert after their latest gig last weekend (October 14) at the President's Star Charity, a fund-raising charity event, where they sang for the president of Singapore, Halimah Yacob, the third head of state they have performed for after Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and Papua New Guinea prime minister Peter O' Neill.

Known for their electrifying belting showdowns and impersonations of legendary music icons, the trio will feature powerhouse solo and group performances in their concert and sing a new repertoire of songs they have not performed in public before.

Joining them are special guests Jed Madela, K Brosas, and fellow “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids” performers Chun-sa Jung, Esang de Torres, Krystal Brimner, Marco Masa, Noel Comia Jr., Onyok Pineda, Sheena Belarmino, at Xia Vigor.

Following their career milestones, the TNT Boys are giving back to the community as they recently donated their P50,000 cash prize from “The Kids’ Choice” to ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc.’s Bantay Bata 163 program.

Initially known as grand finalists of “Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids,” Mackie, Keifer, and Francis shot to fame and were launched as the TNT Boys after their singing showdown on “Gandang Gabi Vice” in June 2017 went viral.

Since then, they have travelled the world to perform for different audiences, appeared in “Little Big Shots” in the UK and Australia this year, and won the second season of “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.”

This week, the boys are scheduled to fly to the US for an international talent competition.

Tickets for “Listen: The Big Shot Concert” are priced at P3,800 for VVIP, P2,800 for VIP, P1,500 for Patron A, P1,000 for Patron B, P700 for Box, P400 for Upper Box, and P200 for General Admission. Visit ticketnet.com.ph or call (02) 911-5555 for more details.

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October 13, 2018

Golden Cañedo and 5 Clashers Sign Exclusive Contract with GMA Artist Contract

After the successful run of The Clash hosted by the Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. The Golden Voice from Cebu hailed as the Ultimate Clasher and she is Golden Cañedo. 

On October 11, Golden along with the 5 Clashers - Jong Madaliday, Garett Bolden, Anthony Rosaldo, Miriam Manalo and Josh Adornado signed an exclusive GMA Artist Center contract. GMA Executives Lilibeth Rasonable, Gigi Lara-Santiago and Simoun Ferrer are there to join the clashers. 

The Top 6 Clashers first project with GMA-7 is the Sunday Musical Variety Show "Studio 7". It will start airing starting October 14 at 7:40PM only at GMA Network. 

SKYBIZ Launches Fiber Network in Iloilo and Bacolod

SKYBIZ, the business solutions arm of content and broadband provider SKY, continues to promote the use of digital tools for entrepreneurs for business growth opportunities as it launches the SKYBIZ fiber network in Iloilo and Bacolod via the SKYBIZ Growth Series on September 18 and September 20, respectively. 

With the fiber network in place, SKYBIZ is able to deliver fast and business-grade broadband services. Its products are designed to help small, medium, and large enterprises ensure productivity, capitalize on digital technology, with the provision of cable television to enrich customer experience. 

These include business-grade fiber broadband connections that may be bundled with other data and content services like BIZTV HD, which is powered by SKYcable, and BIZTV Direct, which is powered by SKYdirect. For SMEs, it offers BIZbroadband Connect plan, which includes business-grade broadband with no data caps, a 24/7 technical support, static IP, and domain registration for one year.

SKYBIZ's Growth Series is dubbed as  "Embracing Digital Success: Transforming the Future of Your Business" will teach company owners and decision makers the advantages and specific tools in digital marketing. Topics to be discussed are: Success in Digital Marketing and Benefits of Going Digital for Your Business: Traditional Marketing vs. Digital Marketing to be led by industry experts like Maven Solutions CEO Yen de Felipe; SCI – Satoshi Citadel Industries Co- founder/CEO John BailonAcudeenTechnologies, Inc. founder and CEO Mario Jordan Fetalino III; ServeHappy Jobs founder and CEO Audrey Tanco UyMober, Move at a Click founder and CEO Dennis Ng; and Pushkart.ph – Online Grocery Delivery CEO Joshua Aragon.

"Digital marketing benefits businesses of all sizes by giving access to the mass market at an affordable price. It allows truly personalized marketing. The main advantage of digital marketing is that a targeted audience can be reached in a cost-effective and measurable way. We want to enable our clients for the future," shared SKYBIZ Dicky LiwanagSKYBIZ Enterprise and MSME head.

Last June 30, SKYBIZ launched the Growth Series in Cebu with digital marketing guru Fleire Castro and DTI Regional VII Provincial Director Ma. Elena Arbon
Visit skybiz.com.ph to find out more about the different products and services of SKYBIZ.

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Jed Madela Celebrates 15th Year in Showbiz with “Higher Than High: the 15th Anniversary Concert” at the Big Dome


Jed Madela normally celebrates his showbiz anniversary in style, and this year is no different as he marks his fifteenth year in the industry with his first-ever solo concert at the Araneta Coliseum with "Higher than High: the 15th Anniversary Concert" happening on November 16 (Friday) at 8 PM

"It has always been the dream of every artist to stand onstage and scream 'Good evening, Araneta!' I'm very excited and nervous at the same time. Excited that finally, I will be performing solo in the Big Dome and nervous because there's a lot of pressure on me now to fill its seats," he said. 

According to Jed, his manager thought of the concert's title. "She came up with it based on what audiences expect from me whenever I'm onstage - which is sing big songs that require me to belt to the heavens. . . . but more than me doing songs like that, my main goal as far as this concert is concerned is to take the audience to the next level." 

Jed and his team began conceptualizing the show early this year. He is proud of the show and says they pulled out all the stops to ensure that "Higher than High: the 15th Anniversary Concert" will be one for the books. 

"We worked really hard on all the numbers, especially the opening," he shared. "I don't want to spoil the surprise, but I will say that the show starts the moment you step into the venue." 

Jed shared that the show is dedicated to those who have supported him and his dreams since the beginning - from the release of "I'll Be Around," his first album, to his star turn at the 2005 World Championships of Performing Arts, to his current status as one of OPM's greats. 

"I am so full of gratitude to everyone who has been with me since day one. The ones who never left me. I may not have a horde of screaming fans, but I know that I have supporters who quietly support me in their own little way. Knowing that I've touched their lives is enough for me. As long as there are people who are willing to listen to me sing, I will keep singing." 

"Higher than High: the 15th Anniversary Concert" is directed by Marvin Caldito.

Jed is set to perform with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra - under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga - and the Philippine Madrigal Singers.

Alyssa Valdez Runs with the Tamaraw, Former FEU Star Jeff Chan Remembers His College Wars in “U-Town”

Basketball star Jeff Chan will pay tribute to his alma mater Far Eastern University (FEU) as the spotlight turns to the Morayta-based campus  in "University Town" (U-Town) this Saturday, 1 pm on ABS-CBN S+A and S+A HD.

Jeff was a star player in the FEU senior men's basketball team before making a name in the professional league and sniping for the national team.  Gretchen Ho and Robi Domingo will join him as he reminisces his glory days in the team, which holds the record for most championships in UAAP senior men's basketball.

Another former FEU student that's making the country proud is journalist Jamela Alindogan, who is currently a correspondent of an international media network in the Middle East. The former FEU courtside reporter has truly gone a long way and she will share how her education and experience in the UAAP has helped her build a career in journalism abroad.

Meanwhile, volleyball superstar Alyssa Valdez will get to try another sport as she joins the training of the multi-decorated FEU Track and Field team. See if she can keep up with the speed and agility of the rampaging Tamaraws in the field of athletics.

Also get a tour of FEU campus, known as the "oasis of U-belt" with its green and relaxing landscape, and meet the students behind the award-winning film "Fat You," which follows the story of a girl suffering from discrimination because of her weight.

Don't miss another fun and inspiring episode of "U-Town" with Gretchen Ho, Robi Domingo, and Alyssa Valdez this Saturday (September 29) at 1 pm on S+A and S+A HD.

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October 12, 2018

After 3 Decades with GMA, Regine Velasquez Announces Transfer to ABS-CBN

After staying with GMA-7 for a greater part of her three-decade career, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid joins her husband Ogie Alcasid and the rest of former Kapuso stars Jaya, Kyla, JayR, Richard Gutierrez, and Angel Locsin in the Kapamilya network.

ABS-CBN announced that the bestselling recording artist is joining "ASAP: Live in Sydney" this coming October 20 putting an end to the long speculations about her network transfer.

October 11, 2018

Ryan Gosling Plays “First Man” on the Moon, Neil Armstrong

Two-time Oscar-nominee Ryan Gosling stars as real-life astronaut Neil Armstrong in Universal Pictures' First Man, the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. 


Time and again, Gosling has proven his commitment to his art—as seen in his preparation for his Oscar®-nominated role in La La Land, when he learned to play the piano in just three months.  Likewise, during his preparation for his role in The Notebook, Gosling spent two months soaking up the culture of Charleston, South Carolina, and, just like his character, actually learned to build furniture.


In First Man, Gosling proves his dedication in time spent studying to portray the global icon.  For the production team, director and star are inextricably linked in their shared passion for perfection.  "Ryan has a commitment to doing excellent work," sums producer Marty Bowen.  "He is keenly aware of the legacy he's leaving behind and often, likeminded people find one another in material that they can connect with.  It makes sense that Ryan and director Damien Chazelle want to work together.  When you watch La La Land, the character that Ryan plays is someone who's obsessive about his craft…because Ryan's obsessive about his craft."


Gosling brings a special something to his roles, commends Bowen.  "It's his humanity.  It's his understanding of sentiment…and not sentimentality.  So often people want to overwhelm you with their emotion.  It's the truly great craftsmen who know how to dispense it in a way that keeps you leaning in."


Gosling admits that becoming Neil Armstrong would have been impossible without the help of numerous collaborators.  "I was very privileged to meet with Janet Armstrong before she passed away.  I was also very fortunate to talk with Neil's two sons, Rick and Mark, and spend time with Neil's sister, June, at their farm in Wapakoneta, Ohio, where Neil was born.  The Armstrong Air & Space Museum, and both NASA's Cape Canaveral and Houston facilities, opened their doors to me.  There were also experts on set daily to advise on the specifics of every mission we were trying to replicate.  I also had almost constant access to author James Hansen and his book First Man; a work of more than 700 pages of meticulous research.  I've never had so much help researching a role or been involved with so many people who were so enthusiastic and happy to provide it."


Gosling's fascination for Armstrong and the men who were his cohorts permeated the production.  "My first instinct in preparing for this role was to learn how to fly.  Neil was flying before he could drive; it seemed an integral part of who he was, so I thought I should start there.  At a certain point in my training, I was asked to force the aircraft into a self-imposed 'stall,' and I had a moment of clarity.  This was a terrible idea.  I understood in that moment why Neil was destined to be one of the world's greatest pilots and why I was not.  Like many other astronauts, Neil began as a test pilot.  It takes a certain kind of person to knowingly get into an aircraft that has never been flown and take it to its breaking point, for the sole purpose of finding its flaws so that we might move our understanding of aeronautics forward." 


One of Gosling's biggest fans on set was the actress who plays his on-screen wife.  "Ryan is warmth personified," sums Claire Foy, who portrays Janet Armstrong.  "He doesn't have to work very hard at that, I don't think.  He's incredibly likable as a person, and that's the thing with Neil.  I don't think he was antisocial or rude; he wasn't conventional.  He didn't do what everybody does, which is try and make everyone else feel great about themselves…and if there's an awkward silence, try and fill it.  Innately, Ryan is kind-hearted and generous and warm and genuine…that's just naturally what he brings to the table."


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“I Love You, Hater” “Die Beautiful” “Da One that Ghost Away” Showing in KBO this Weekend


JoshLia fans are sure to swoon all over again as the tandem's Star Cinema movie, "I Love You, Hater," premieres on television this weekend on KBO. 


Joshua Garcia plays Joko, a young man who is only trying to help his family survive, while Julia Barretto plays Zoey, a girl out to prove herself to the world. An opportunity knocks for both when Kris Aquino, who plays Sasha, starts looking for a new personal assistant. But only one can get the job. 


Joko goes all out to earn the post, and even pretends to be gay to get closer to his potential boss. Will their own goals prevail? Or will they set aside their differences and find true happiness and love in the end?


"I Love You, Hater" is the fast rising loveteam's fourth movie in just two years since being paired together. 


This film also marks the comeback of Kris Aquino and is only the second directorial film of Gisele Andres.


Joining "I Love You, Hater" this Saturday (Oct. 13)and Sunday (Oct. 14) are Da One That Ghost Away," "Woke Up Like This," "Die Beautiful," and "10000 Hours." 


Simply register using any prepaid or postpaid SIM. For prepaid, just load up (Globe, TM, Smart, Sun, TNT) with P30; press the green / INFO button on your TVplus box remote to get your box ID; then text KBO30 OCT13 <TVplus box ID> to 2366.


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