July 13, 2019

MOR Pinoy Music Awards to Recognize OPM’s Best on July 16 at the Big Dome


ABS-CBN's FM radio station MOR 101.9 concludes the highly anticipated awards show honoring world-class Filipino talent, MOR Pinoy Music Awards (MORPMA), this July 16 (Tuesday) at the Araneta Coliseum.


Leading this year's nominees are Moira dela Torre and December Avenue with four nominations each, followed by This Band, Ben & Ben, IV of Spades, and JM de Guzman with two nods each.


Meanwhile, the nominees for the coveted Song of the Year include Moira and December Avenue for "Kung 'Di Rin Lang Ikaw," Shanti Dope for "Nadarang," IV of Spades for "Mundo," Moira for "Tagpuan," and juan karlos for "Buwan."


Now on its 6th year, MORPMA honors the best OPM artists that truly made a mark in 2018 and declares the winners based on the combined votes from MOR listeners, MOR Awards Committee, OPM Board members, and select OPM artists.


Joining the MORPMA this year are Edward Barber, Maymay Entrata, Alex Gonzaga, Sam Mangubat, This Band, Ben&Ben, Darren Espanto, Kritiko, Janine Berdin, I Belong To The Zoo, CK Kieron, Vivoree Esclito, Randy Santiago, and Regine Velasquez Alcasid.


Also don't miss the performances from your favorite MOR DJs as well as from other special guests.


See the nominees for this year's MORPMA 2019 below:



"Kung 'Di Rin Lang Ikaw" December Avenue & Moira dela Torre 
 "Nadarang" Shanti Dope  
"Mundo" IV of Spades 
 "Tagpuan" Moira dela Torre 
 "Buwan" juan karlos 


Morissette "Panaginip" 
Maris Racal "Love is Easy" 
 Moira dela Torre "Tagpuan" 
 Yeng Constantino "Ako Muna" 


Sam Mangubat "'Pagkat Nariyan Ka" 
 Inigo Pascual "Lumang Tugtugin" 
 JM de Guzman "Sa Mga Bituin Na Lang Ibubulong" 
 Darren Espanto "Poison" 


"Kung 'Di Rin Lang Ikaw" December Avenue & Moira dela Torre  
"Tayo Na 'Di Tayo" Maris Racal & Inigo Pascual 
"Kababata" Kyla & Kritiko 
"Nanay, Tatay" Darren Espanto, Gloc-9, & Anne Curtis 


BMG Edward Barber 
 "Bituin" Maymay Entrata 
"Chambe" Alex Gonzaga 
"Nadarang" Shanti Dope 
 "Sasamahan Kita" Loisa Andalio 


 "Nadarang" Shanti Dope
 "Mas Mabuti Pa" Janine Berdin 
 "Wala Nang Iba" Froilan Canlas 
 "Gustong Gusto Kita" Cove  


"214" JM de Guzman 
"Di Na Muli" Janine TeƱoso 
"Para Sa'yo" McLisse 
"Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko" Moira dela Torre 


"Kahit Ayaw Mo Na" This Band 
 "Bulong"  December Avenue
  "Kathang Isip" Ben & Ben
 "Sana"  I Belong To The Zoo
"Oks Lang" John Roa 

"Maybe The Night" Ben & Ben 
 "Kahit Na Anong Sabihin Ng Iba" Unit 406
 "Kahit Ayaw Mo Na"  This Band
 "Mundo"  IV of Spades
 "Kung 'Di Rin Lang Ikaw" December Avenue


 "Bambambam" Karencitta (Cebu) 
 "Wa'y Blema" Wonggoys (Cebu) 
 "Nag-iisang Muli" Cup Of Joe (Baguio) 

Michael V. Graces MYX as Celebrity VJ this July

There will be no bad days this July as Michael V brightens the country's number one music channel as MYX Celebrity VJ.


The rainy season won't stop the renowned comedian from bringing in his electric, uproarious energy into the fold while he ushers in fresh tunes and the hottest music videos this month.


Meanwhile, rap icon Gloc-9 thrills viewers as he takes on the role of "MYX Headliner." The legendary rapper makes time for the music channel before gearing up for his upcoming "Lohika Ng Masa" concert with Shanti Dope next month.


Better days are definitely ahead of us, as we put the "MYX Spotlight" on young and fast-rising OPM band Better Days. Get to know vocalist and lead guitarist Daniel Paringit, bassist Gelo Cabigon, and pianist Rosner Mabuti all month on the music channel, and don't miss their MYXclusive performance of "Nararamdaman" and "Sige Lang" soon on MYX's Facebook and YouTube channel.


Catch Celebrity VJ Michael V on "Pop MYX" until Saturday (July 6), "Pinoy MYX" on July 7 to 13, "Mellow MYX" on July 14 to 20, and "MYX Backtrax" on July 21 to 27. Watch MYX on ABS-CBN TVplus channel 12, SKYcable channel 23, and SKYdirect channel 37.

For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

June 30, 2019

(Photos) Angel Locsin Engaged with Neil Arce

Barely 2 years after admitting that they are exclusively dating, Angel Locsin and Neil Arce decided to level up their relationship.

On Saturday afternoon, the couple proudly announced their engangement.

The happy news started when Neil shared a photo on Instagram as he held a diamond ring with Angel waiting in the background. His caption reads, "Excuse me miss... I have a question…"

In another post, Neil wrote, "Thank you for allowing me to be with you, take care of you, and most of all love you for the rest of my life."

Angel, meanwhile, shared a photo of her wearing the ring with the caption, "We're engaged! Waaaaaaaaaah." 

She called Neil's proposal the "Surprise of my life."

Asianovela Channel Fans Meet Korean Superstar Park Bo Gum in Manila


Bogummies weren't able to hide their joy when Asianovela Channel, the ultimate fanbayan on free TV on TVplus, made their dreams come through when they joined in welcoming one of Korea's biggest stars to date, Park Bo Gum, last June 21 in an exclusive media conference for his " May Your Everyday Be A Good Day" Asian Tour.


"Bogummies" or Park Bo Gum fans Jasmin Salutem, Clarisse Canaveral, Sophia Mae Santos, Kristine Bolor, Donna Marivielle Castillo, Allyza Consulta, Jennifer Morfe, Ashley Raine Rodriguez, Monica Manjares and Rose Mary Abenoja are the ten lucky Asianovela Channel fans who were given the rare opportunity to join the presscon of their Korean idol after their answers were randomly chosen for the "Question of the Day" posted on the Asianovela Channel Facebook page.  


"I can't believe I've seen Oppa Park Bo Gum in real life! I am extremely happy to be able to have the chance to join this event. Thank you to Asianovela Channel for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It's so worth it to be an avid viewer of Asianovela Channel and be an ACnatic!" Jennifer Morfe exclaimed.  


"This is a memorable experience for all Filipino fans of Park Bo Gum. It's a wonderful feeling to see your idol in real life when you are used to just watching him onscreen. He is just perfect, I can't explain it,"   Claire Canaveral added.


Park Bo Gum met his Filipino fans for the first time last June 22 at the Mall of Asia Arena for the "Park Bo Gum: May Your Day Be A Good Day" Asian Tour. The Manila leg was produced by ABS-CBN Events and Ovation Productions, in partnership with Blossom Entertainment.


The "Bo-gum magic" first hit the country when Park Bo Gum played a Joseon era crown prince in "Love in the Moonlight" which aired on ABS-CBN and Asianovela Channel. 


Continue following the latest in Asian hits for Pinoys on Asianovela Channel. 

For more details, visit Asianovela Channel on Facebook (fb.com/AsianovelaChannel).

4 Fresh Song Collaborations You Should Listen to ASAP

It's been raining feels recently. Songs have also been pouring emotions to listeners, with artists even teaming up with other artists—making tracks seem like a double-whammy to most. 

Here are the latest collabs you should listen to ASAP.


Our sweet Jayda takes her music to new heights as she works with up and coming Indonesian singer-songwriter Renn Miko for track "Crazy About." Their duet talks about two people wondering if the other feels the same way, sung in the most hopeful yet most youthful way. Jayda is one of the Kapamilya artists who is slowly breaking into the international music scene as ABS-CBN continues to champion Filipino talent on the world stage.                                                                                                                                     



The catchy track showcases Loisa Andalio's newly-forged team up with rising rapper Kritiko. It talks about how lives of both changed since they met the other and being immensely thankful for it. Kritiko first graced the local music scene through Himig Handog 2018 where he won 3rd Best Song.



Two artists known for heart aching songs come together in a new hurting track, "Patawad, Paalam." Let Moira dela Torre and I Belong to the Zoo pluck at your heartstrings as they sing about the difficult road of loving and letting go.



Originally off KZ's sophomore album "Soul Supreme," the new version of "Imposible" features rapper and young hitmaker Shanti Dope. He matched KZ's lyrics about realizing how much she deserves better than an ex-lover with a verse of his own that goes, "Kaso parang pagod ka na kakaunawa / Panahon na din yata maalalang 'di na ako bata." The collaboration's music video, which premiered on YouTube last June 14, now has over 1.2 million views.  



Check out these songs and more in various digital music platforms and on ABS-CBN Star Music's YouTube channel. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

Kevin Feige Says “Spider-Man: Far From Home” Continues “Avengers: Endgame”


The master has spoken: Avengers: Endgame isn't truly the end. In two newly released videos, Kevin Feige urges Marvel fans to see how Spider-Man steps out of Tony Stark's shadow in Spider-Man: Far From Home


Check out the videos below and watch Spider-Man: Far From Home in cinemas July 3. Also in IMAX and 4DX.


YouTube: https://youtu.be/3q6PDMtGo_A and https://youtu.be/nGtVS0BL3k0 


Spider-Man: Far From Home is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

ABS-CBN News Boosts Fight Against Fake News with Digital-First Stories


ABS-CBN News strengthens its fight against disinformation and misinformation online with the launch of "NXT," informative videos on current events and relevant issues produced for the digital generation of Filipinos.


"NXT," which is housed within ABS-CBN News' online and social media platforms, will explain complex issues and phenomenon through concise, engaging, and well-researched videos that will first be released on digital. It "unbreaks" traditional news formats to suit the changing needs, habits, and interests of audiences online.  


ABS-CBN News Digital head Karen Puno said they envision "NXT" to be the source of authoritative news content produced specifically and especially for the YouTube generation, who are currently being targeted in spreading disinformation and misinformation online.


"We set up a new team composed of video journalists and producers that will utilize all manners of audio and visual tools and storytelling styles to deliver relevant, credible, and authoritative breaking and context news stories to the digital generation," she said. 


ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs head Ging Reyes said this small but nimble team of video-and-tech-savvy video producers will be working with ABS-CBN News' roster of veteran news reporters and researchers to produce videos that are truly able to analyze and provide context to current events. "NXT" will also carry in-depth reports, fact-check pieces, and features that convey the biggest stories of the day.


Breaking in its video capabilities before the "Halalan 2019" in May, NXT produced veteran journalist Christian Esguerra's explainer "#Halalan2019: Ano ba talaga ang trabaho ng senador?" (https://www.facebook.com/dzmmteleradyo/videos/2022904938004294/) which aimed to enlighten audiences on the real responsibilities of a senator.


Meanwhile, the "Millennial Meetup" series featured six young persons for a discussion on the country's most pressing issues, including mental health, same-sex marriage, and federalism like in this video (https://www.facebook.com/abscbnNEWS/videos/335768793752387/). On the other hand, the "Pipol" series focused on individuals who achieved near-impossible feats or have remarkable stories, like shoe designer Jojo Bragais, who created Catriona Gray's Miss Universe heels (https://www.facebook.com/abscbnNEWS/videos/483818115725435/).


These "NXT" videos gather page views anywhere from 150,000 to 2.5 million, serving as testimony to the new news consumers' appetite for this video form.

The launch of "NXT" is part of the digital transition of ABS-CBN, which has the biggest online presence among local media networks and a growing list of digital properties. In 2018, the country's leading media and entertainment company relaunched its pioneering streaming service iWant, which presently houses the biggest library of free movies, shows, and live events in the country and opened 2019 with over 11.3 million subscribers.

Stay tuned to the "NXT" videos on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram via @ABSCBNnews. For updates go to @abscbnpr on Facebook, Instagram, and twitter, or go to abscbnpr.com.

“MOMOL Nights” Now Streaming on iWant


Can true love blossom between two lonely people in the age of ghosting, dating apps, reading too much into texts, and no-strings-attached "situationships"?


iWant dives into the murky waters of modern dating and its all-too-common stories of disappointment and complicated rules in the new original movie "MOMOL Nights," which is now streaming for free.


In this relatable and sexy romantic comedy, Kim Molina and Kit Thompson play people who are in need of connection and intimacy. 


Straight from a break-up and not ready for commitment, Peng (Kim) starts to MOMOL ("make out make out lang") around, encouraged by her friends who are into meet-ups and hook-ups. 


Guided by a set of MOMOL rules, Peng psyches and primes herself to be ready for exciting escapades. They turn out be both an adventure and a letdown, even if her first encounter is an epic fail.


Until one night, she meets Marco (Kit), an artist who turns her regular MOMOL nights into extended one-night stands.


It's all casual and light-hearted, until one of them breaks the cardinal rule of MOMOL: don't get emotionally invested and involved.


Will they MOMOL forever or MOMOL their way to forever?


Kim is also seen in ABS-CBN teleseryes "Kadenang Ginto" and "The General's Daughter," while Kit Thompson currently stars in the primetime crime-drama "Sino Ang Maysala?: Mea Culpa."


Produced by Dreamscape Digital and Lonewolf Films, "MOMOL Nights" is directed by Benedict Mique, the writer and director of the critically acclaimed movie "ML." The digital movie is also written by Mique and Carlo Ventura. 


The iWant original movie also stars Kate Alejandrino, Emmanuelle Vera, Prince Stefan, and Benj Manalo.


Aside from the Kim-Kit starrer, a book based on the original screenplay of "MOMOL Nights" will also be released by ABS-CBN Books. It will be sold for P195 at ABS-CBN Books, Facebook Store, Lazada, Shopee, and leading newsstands and bookstores very soon. 


Stream "MOMOL Nights" now on the iWant app (iOs and Android) or on iwant.ph. For updates, like www.facebook.com/iWant, and follow @iwant on Twitter and @iwantofficial and @dreamscapedigital on Instagram, and subscribe to www.youtube.com/iWantPH.

June 29, 2019

PH’s Highest-Grossing Film “The Hows of Us” Airs for The First Time on Cinema One this Sunday, June 30


Cinema One is set to premiere the highest grossing Filipino film of all time, "The Hows Of Us," on Sunday (June 30), in continuing celebration of its silver anniversary of championing Filipino films.  


Phenomenal Stars of Philippine Cinema Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla star in this movie that broke the country's box office records and earned the Golden Jury Award from the 50th Guillermo Mendoza Box Office Awards. 


The Cathy Garcia-Molina film also received the prestigious Camera Obscura award from the Film Development Council of the Philippines. It was graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board. 


George (Kathryn) and Primo (Daniel), a longtime couple with an almost perfect relationship, face struggles when Primo goes into depression for not getting the big break he was waiting for while George is forced to juggle between school and work. Will they be able to fix the 'hows' in their relationship? 


Cinema One commemorates 25 years of championing Philippine cinema by delivering classics and contemporary local movies to its audiences on air, on-ground, and now online through its YouTube channel. It also holds the annual Cinema One Originals film festival.


Don't miss KathNiel's "The Hows Of Us" on this week's Blockbuster Sunday at 7 pm. Cinema One is available on SKYcable Channel 56, SKYdirect Channel 19, Destiny Cable Analog 37 and Digital 56.

Watch Daniel Padilla's "Laging Kasama" #CinemaOne25 music video on Cinema One's YouTube channel.

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

Kapuso Actor Derrick Monasterio Joins the Cast of Hit Pinoy Musical “Rak of Aegis”

Derrick Monasterio is not only blessed with good looks and a physique that's worth envying. He is also a versatile artist who can act, sing, and paint.

Derrick, who was recently seen in the Kapuso series "Inday Will Always Love You" and "Dragon Lady" and the movie "Wild and Free," will have a new place to showcase his acting and singing skills - the stage of the iconic Filipino musical "Rak of Aegis" at the PETA Theatre Center.

Derrick has actually been posting videos of himself singing covers on his Instagram

Starting this July, Derrick will take on the role of Tolits in the longest-running original Pinoy musical.

In an interview with GMA Network during the "Rak of Aegis" press launch last June 3 at the PETA Theatre Center, Derrick shared, "Before I went into acting, I really loved singing. So when I saw an opportunity, I decided to audition. I was already a fan, as I've seen Rak of Aegis before, and now I'm
happy to be actually part of the cast."

Derrick also shared that he made sure to clear his schedule so he has the chance to audition.

"Rak of Aegis" returns on July 5 and will run until September 29 at the PETA Theatre Center. 

For ticket inquiries, contact TicketWorld at 891-9999or visit ticketworld.com.ph

ABS-CBN Chief Operating Officer Cory Vidanes Honored with NewPH Award for Women Leadership


ABS-CBN chief operating officer of Broadcast Cory Vidanes was recently recognized for her contributions and achievements in the media industry and for being "the epitome of true women leadership" at the recent 2019 MEGA #NewPH Awards.


In her acceptance speech, Vidanes paid tribute to the Filipino people, who have been the source of inspiration for the people behind the country's leading media and entertainment company in the past 65 years. 


"Thank you to the Filipino whose stories continue to inspire us to create excellent and meaningful content that give hope, empowerment, and love," she said.


An industry veteran with over three decades of experience, Vidanes said she found a deeper sense of purpose in ABS-CBN to be in the service of the Filipino, which is why she remains passionate about her work. 


"Creating excellent programs is a passion. To give Filipino talent an opportunity to take center stage and make their dreams a reality is fulfilling. Connecting the Filipinos worldwide to home through our content and experiences is both empowering and humbling," she explained. 


Joining Vidanes among this year's awardees from the Kapamilya network at the Sofitel Manila Grand Ballroom last June 12 is ABS-CBN talent discovery and management arm Star Magic, which was represented by its head Johnny Manahan and Kapamilya host Robi Domingo. Star Magic was cited for "being home to the country's biggest celebrities, and for defining every generation of Philippine showbiz and entertainment."  


The country's premiere talent agency, which has been helping Filipinos hone their talents and reach their dreams for 27 years, recently released its latest annual Star Magic catalog of talents. Accompanying documentaries and retrospectives detail the artists' stories— from their beginnings to their rise to fame and success. 


Host Bianca Gonzalez-Intal and actress Iza Calzado, meanwhile, were also awarded for being "luminaries of Filipino women empowerment," for their work in the group She Talks Asia, a community that aims to help educate, empower, and inspire people on the role of women in the world.


On the other hand, James Reid was among those recognized for "redefining original Filipino music" through Careless Music Manila, a music production company that signs artists from around the Philippines. 


Mounted by MEGA Magazine, the #NewPH awards is "a celebration of everything that is great about the Filipino race." The annual tradition recognizes various individuals in different industries who embody the definition of Pinoy Pride.


For updates, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or go to abscbnpr.com.

Critical Wallet Day? Fear No More!JolliSavers Save the Day

The thought of eating out gets scarier by the day. Prices keep rising and won't seem to stop, and that sweldo just won't catch up to it. What should an ordinary Filipino do?

You know those moments when you plan your budget for your lunch meal, but then someone else turns it into an utter nightmare with the four scariest words: "kain tayo sa labas"? Jollibee knows the feeling all too well, and that's why they're here to the rescue with JolliSavers!

Jollibee continues its hilarious JolliSavers commercial series featuring legendary comedy queen Eugene Domingo as the boss of a team who's absolutely scared to eat out. This time around, there's a special visitor in the office today, but the team senses there's something not right with her when she whispers to them about dining outside!

Thankfully, even the mysterious visitor knows there's nothing to be afraid of when it comes to eating out, thanks to the absolutely delicious and budget friendly JolliSavers meals you can get for only P50.00 or less!

"We want to remove our customers' perception of fear of eating outside due to rising prices," said Joseph Aruta, Senior Marketing Manager for Jollibee Value Platforms Category. "With JolliSavers, we assure them that they can still experience and enjoy the tasty and scrumptious Jollibee meals they know and love without breaking the budget."

JolliSavers gives you the courage to brave mealtimes outside with the Beefy Langhap-Sarap Yumburger for only PHP 35.00*, the Meatiest, Cheesiest Sweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti for PHP 50.00*, and the beefy-saucy Linamnam Ulam Burger Steak for only P50.00*.

JolliSavers is available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru transactions in all Jollibee stores nationwide.

For more details and updates on Jollibee products including JolliSavers, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

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Inigo Pascual Launches First Internationally-Produces Single “Options”


Inigo Pascual is back with brand new music as he launched his first international solo single, "Options," produced by LA-based instrumentalist Bernard "HARV" Harvey. 

"Options" is the title track of his upcoming LP, also named "Options" that is slated to drop at the last quarter of 2019. This exciting international album is produced under Tarsier Records together with music producers including HARV and songwriter Felisha "Fury" King, who write and produce songs for the popular FOX TV show, "Empire" and several other artists including Justin Bieber & Eminem.

Inigo released the lead single "Options," a song he first performed at the legendary Viacom Times Square building in New York. The soothing track tackles an all-too-familiar situation—the battle between the mind and the heart in the millennial world of dating. 

2019 is indeed shaping up to be a huge year for the singer-songwriter, as he has officially kicked off his biggest career move yet—crossing over to reach global audiences as ABS-CBN continues to champion Filipino talents on the world stage.

He recently launched his first international collaboration, "Mr. Nice Guy," with Australia's no. 1 YouTuber and Chinese recording artist, Wengie. The music video currently boasts it's top spot at the MYX Philippines charts and more than three million views on YouTube alone. Following this, his "Beautiful" collaboration with Markus, Kyler and Moophs topped the NMF PH Playlist as the number one local release.

Stream Inigo's "Options" single and watch out for more of his music on digital stores. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit www.abscbnpr.com.

Ravelo Komiks Universe Featured at TOYCON 2019


Witness the unfolding of the Ravelo Komiks Universe with Filipino superheroes Captain Barbell, Lastikman, and Darna at The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectible Convention, TOYCON 2019, happening at the SMX Convention Center until Sunday (June 30)


ABS-CBN joins the most anticipated pop culture gathering with the new Ravelo Komiks Universe - the first Filipino comics super heroes brand based on the creation of comics legend Mars Ravelo. 


Four new Darna statuettes designs, made by Halimaw Sculptures, are showcased at the grand toy display, along with other special collectible figures of Captain Barbell and Lastikman. 


TOYCON visitors can try out the thrilling Lastikman Card Game, coming soon in stores, at the Ravelo Komiks Universe booth. 


Fans can also play around and take pictures at the Captain Barbell photowall for some souvenir shots. Captain Barbell, Lastikman, and Darna cosplayers are also present to welcome photo ops with guests.  


Meanwhile, an exciting Darna product tie-up will be disclosed tomorrow (June 29), 12nn at Toycon's main stage. 


Visit the #RaveloKomiksUniverse booth at #Toycon2019. Collectible items are also up for grabs from the Ravelo Komiks Universe merch, which features cool shirts and novelties, the must-try Darna Card Game, and many more. For more details, follow @RaveloKomiksUniverse on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.




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