August 24, 2020

Gatorade Powers Philippine Basketball Action in First-Ever NBA Republika Playoffs Party

As the high-octane basketball action of the NBA goes underway in the commencement of the highly-awaited 2020 Playoffs, Filipino fans got a taste of what they’d been missing out on in the first-ever NBA Republika Playoffs Party

Held last August 17 on Facebook Live, the NBA Republika Playoffs Party is the latest result of the long and fruitful partnership between Gatorade and NBA Philippines. It featured a combination of authentic NBA entertainment, interviews with international basketball stars, and other interactive elements. Gatorade hosted two segments in the party, one of which was the “Path to Pro” interview segment, where NBA G League star and potential No. 1 draft pick Jalen Green shared his journey to becoming an NBA player. 

The best advice I can give to aspiring Filipino basketball players is to stay in the gym,” said Green, with whom local Gatorade athletes also had the chance to talk and ask for inspiration. “Stay in the gym, really work, and really study the game of basketball.” 

Local phenom turned international cager Thirdy Ravena, himself also a Gatorade ambassador, also shared some of his insights from his own journey to being a professional basketball player. “I definitely have a million things to improve on, as I know I’m going to be playing a smaller position than I was used to in college,” he said. “And you know I’m always trying to stay hydrated - shout out to the Gatorade family for making sure we have the fuel to perform at a high level.” 

Another Gatorade ambassador, Ricci Rivero of UP Fighting Maroons also shared his thoughts on playing to represent the Philippines. “Getting the chance to represent the country is something that we should take as a privilege and not just an opportunity. Playing for the country is something that will boost our confidence and morality, it’s one of the best opportunities to be given to an athlete.” He also added, “like what Thirdy said, no promises but we’re going to give it our all.” 

Another segment was the “Dunk Off,” where local collegiate stars competed in a virtual dunk contest for the fans. The winner received a year’s supply of Gatorade for themselves and an organization of their choice. 

We’re definitely happy to fuel Filipino fans’ excitement for the return of NBA action through the Republika Playoffs Party,” said Mikey Rosales, PepsiCo Philippines’ Marketing Director. “Great sports action is something we all need during these times.” 

Gatorade has been a partner of the NBA since 1984, of NBA Philippines since 2005, and of numerous local leagues and teams including the UAAP, PBA, and the MPBL, among others. 

For more updates, follow Gatorade on Facebook at facebook.com/GatoradePH, and on Twitter and Instagram at @GatoradePH.

August 19, 2020

ABS-CBN News Rakes 10M YouTube Subscribers with 6B Views, Remains to be the Most-Trusted Source of News Online


ABS-CBN solidifies its digital transformation with another milestone as ABS-CBN News reaches 10 million subscribers on YouTube.

Now on its tenth year on the video-sharing platform, ABS-CBN News continues to be the most subscribed Filipino news channel, serving viewers worldwide with livestreaming of top news programs such as "TV Patrol" and "The World Tonight," select shows of TeleRadyo and ABS-CBN Current Affairs, and exclusive explainer videos and profiles from its digital brand NXT.

With six billion lifetime views, ABS-CBN News also ranks number five in terms of YouTube views from Philippine-based viewers as of August 4, according to the analytics firm Social Blade.

It also continues to be the trusted source of news and information on social media with over 18 million likes and 20 million followers on Facebook, seven million followers on Twitter, and 1.7 million followers on Instagram, where real-time news updates and links to news sites news.abs-cbn.com and patrol.ph are posted.

Despite the shutdown of ABS-CBN's broadcast operations and the non-renewal of its franchise, ABS-CBN News remains committed to be in the service of the Filipino. Aside from YouTube, "TV Patrol" and "The World Tonight" can also be viewed online on the ABS-CBN News Facebook page and iWant, and on cable on ANC, TeleRadyo, and Kapamilya Channel.

August 16, 2020

"Love" in the Time of Covid-19: How to Keep a Healthy Hydrated Skin and Strong Immune System Amid the Pandemic

Actress. TV host. Visual Artist. Author. Philanthropist. And now, she also serves as First Lady of Sorsogon province. On top of these roles, celebrity Love Marie “Heart” Evangelista Escudero has taken on another role this year as a brand ambassador for healthy skin and much-needed immunity. 

This quarter, Heart finally shares the secret that helps her achieve healthy, hydrated skin 1 - she is the new face and “heart” so to speak of top adult Vitamin C brand ², Poten-Cee’s newest variant – Poten-Cee + C


‪Along with award-winning actress and fellow philanthropist Bea Alonzo, Heart is now part of the growing list of Poten-Cee endorsers. She represents the women who stand to benefit most from the Poten-Cee + C variant which has two components: hydrolyzed collagen that helps hydrate the skin and helps reduce wrinkles, and Vitamin C that supports collagen production and boosts immunity ³. 

While she just turned 35 this February, Heart is aware of the need to care for her skin this early, given the demands of her multiple roles. Evangelista says: “This year, I am giving myself the gift of beauty and health.  ​While I knew then that the years would eventually take a toll on my skin, I am grateful to discover now that Vitamin C helps in the production of collagen, which is essential for healthy skin.​” 

Moreover, Evangelista adds: “These are trying times for our country, especially with the prevalence of COVID-19. We really must do what we can to protect ourselves and to strengthen our immunity. We can do that by eating healthy food, embracing a healthy lifestyle, and taking food supplements such as Poten-Cee + C.” 

Poten-Cee, through its variants, addresses specific health and lifestyle needs of consumers. Its variants include: Forte (1G of Ascorbic Acid), Sugar-Coated (easy-to-swallow and no sour taste), Sugar-Free, Chewable, and Non-Acidic (Sodium Ascorbate). 

To learn more about Poten-Cee, check out Poten-Cee’s official Facebook and IG accounts. 

¹Du Kim, et al. Oral intake of Low molecular weight collagen peptide improves hydration, elasticity, and wrinkling in Human skin. Published online 2018 June . 
²IQVIA Solutions Philippines, Inc. 2019 Q4 data 
³ Carr AC, Maggini S. Vitamin C and Immune Function. Nutrients. 2017;9(11):1211. Published 2017 Nov 3. doi:10.3390/nu9111211

Miss Universe Philippines Launches the First- Ever Online Pageant Series 'Ring Light'

‪Miss Universe Philippines strives to break pageant norms and build a new Miss Universe that promotes empowered beauty with a purpose through its new online series, Ring Light, which premieres on September 27, 2020 on www.empire.ph

Going beyond preliminaries and the coronation night, Ring Light is the first of its kind in the world as it gives pageant fans a closer look at what it truly takes to become a beauty queen. From rigorous training to fascinating challenges and fun, behind-the-scenes activities, Ring Light proves that there’s more to beauty than meets the eye. 

Composed of eight episodes, the series follows 50 aspiring Miss Universe Philippines candidates and takes viewers through their inspiring journey to the crown. Each episode will take the viewer through learnings, challenges, preliminaries, and finally, the coronation night. A portion of each subscription will go to the candidates’ chosen beneficiary as well as partner organizations AHA! Learning Center and WWF. Each Miss Universe Philippines candidate has a corresponding referral code that will directly benefit her chosen personal beneficiary. Fans can check out their favorite candidate’s Instagram page for the referral code and use it when purchasing their subscription. 

We’re very excited to launch Ring Light, the first-ever fundraising online pageant series that will allow fans to take the same journey to the crown while making a positive impact,” says Miss Universe Philippines National Director and Miss Universe 2011 Third Runner-Up, Shamcey Supsup-Lee. “With this online series, we hope to inspire our viewers to find their own light and empowerment and show that beauty is not only skin deep.” 


How to Watch Ring Light 

All eight episodes, including five learning episodes, a challenge episode, the preliminaries (swimsuit and gown competition), and the grand finale, will be available to stream on www.empire.ph for a one-time fee of P299. 

Excited pageant fans can also avail of Ring Light’s early bird promo of only P249 if you subscribe any time from July 22 to August 31, 2020. 

'Ring Light' revolutionizes the way we view pageants through a fundraising online series that takes you behind the scenes, beyond the spotlight, and on the universe’s largest stage while positively impacting others.

Subscriptions to Miss Universe Philippines will benefit candidates’ chosen beneficiaries as well as the AHA! Learning Center, which has free programmes for public school students during COVID-19, and WWF.

Ring Light Episodes 

Episode 1: Lights On 
In this episode, our girls will talk about their passions, hopes, motivations. Explore their hometowns, learn about their history, and find out what drives them to pursue the crown. 

Episode 2: What Makes You Blush 
Enhance natural beauty and celebrate glamorous transformations! From girl-next-door fresh to dramatic diva, our girls learn to play with different looks in this episode. Learn with them under the tutelage of renowned makeup artists and pick up some expert tips for yourself! 

Episode 3: My Space, My Face 
Ready, set, pose! This episode showcases the different ways our girls can capture their images - from pageant portraits and glam shots to candid behind the scenes photos and social media videos. Learn how to capture beauty in different forms and get inspired to hone your own camera skills! 

Episode 4: Work the Runway 
Our girls learn how to conquer the runway with confidence as each step they take brings them closer to the crown. Learn how to take bigger and bolder steps with them and grow in confidence and purpose. 

Episode 5: Looking In 
Featuring the Phenomenal Woman Learning Journey, this episode is composed of four original modules made by a team of diverse professionals, embodying Miss Universe’s commitment to molding women to lead with beautiful strength. Learn from this fresh and forward take on beauty pageant training that mixes informative, inspirational, practical, and fun activities that will take each of our girls through her own inspiring transformation. 

Episode 6: Game Changer 
Featuring one of the most challenging and exciting phases of the competition, this episode will feature a five-minute challenge for each of our girls, taped as live, with no edits. Judges will score them based on substance, delivery, and personality. 

Episode 7: Stand Out and Awe 
It’s time for the girls to flaunt their signature walks and put their makeup skills to the test! Our girls showcase everything they have learned so far through their unique sense of style in swimsuits and designer gowns that let their personalities shine. 

Episode 8: Shine 
Meet your new Miss Universe Philippines! This two-hour special showcases total entertainment unlike any pageant ever before. Witness this year’s most phenomenal woman as she is crowned the new Miss Universe Philippines. 

For more information, log on to Miss Universe Philippines on Facebook or visit www.empire.ph website and Instagram.

DC FanDome Reveals Panels and Itinerary to the 24-Hours #DCFanDome Free Virtual Global Fan Experience

‪You’re gonna need all 24 hours of #DCFanDome, the immersive virtual fan experience that’s free for all fans globally to join for 24-hours only on Sunday, August 23 (Manila Time) at DCFanDome.com

Plan your itinerary before entering the DC Multiverse! Build your schedule, add it to your personal calendar, and even share it with friends to make sure you don’t miss a thing. 

Fans can head over to the official https://schedule.dcfandome.com/ create an account, and browse through all the programming featured. Here’s the step-by-step guide on how to customize your schedule! 

Step 2: Create an account
Step 3: Click on the + to add events to “Your Schedule”
Step 4: Once you have selected your top events, click on the “My Schedule” top left
Step 5: Screenshot your schedule
Step 6: Click on the “Share” button at the top of the page, and copy the link
Step 7: Go to your social channel, upload the screenshot, and use the link in your social copy driving friends to your custom schedule. 

The epicenter of the DC FanDome is the Hall of Heroes, where fans can experience special programming, panels and content reveals from a wide variety of films, TV series and games. From there, navigate deeper into the DC Multiverse, exploring five additional satellite worlds, each with its own localized content and unique activities and one world fully devoted to our younger fans: DC WatchVerse, DC YouVerse, DC KidsVerse, DC InsiderVerse and DC FunVerse. 

The Hall of Heroes boasts a packed schedule of live action DC superhero movie panels, focusing on the future of the DCEU. Here are some of the highlights. 

Wonder Woman 1984 Panel
Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal, and director/co-writer/producer Patty Jenkins join forces with Brazilian hosts Érico Borgo and Aline Diniz to celebrate the fans in a big way. They will answer questions from fans from all over the world, talk fan art and cosplay, and reveal an all-new sneak peek at the upcoming film — plus a few more surprises! 

WW84 Amazon: Patty Jenkins
WW84 filmmaker Patty Jenkins reunites with the Amazons of Wonder Woman 84 in a panel hosted by Tiffany Smith. Amazonians from all over the world unite to recall their time becoming, preparing, and performing as an Amazon in Wonder Woman 1984. Join writer/director/producer Patty Jenkins, Young Diana Lilly Aspell, costume designer Lindy Hemming production designer Aline Bonetto and Themyscira Amazons Brontë Lavine, Briony Scarlett, Jade Johnson, Miranda Chambers, Moe Sasegbon, Gwendolyn Smith, Doutzen Kroes, Jessie Graff, and Jenny Pacey (Trainer and Amazon Performer in Opening Games). 

Introducing Flash (The Flash movie panel)
This 101-style conversation with The Flash filmmakers Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, star Ezra Miller and screenwriter Christina Hodson will give fans a speedy rundown on the first-ever Flash feature film. 

The Suicide Squad Panel
What else would you expect from The Suicide Squad but the ultimate elimination game? First up, writer/director James Gunn takes on fan questions, then brings out Task Force X for a fast-paced, no-holds-barred Squad Showdown that tests every team member’s Squad knowledge — and survival skills! 

The Snyder Cut of Justice League Panel
Zack Snyder fields questions from fans and a few surprise guests as he discusses his eagerly awaited upcoming cut of the 2017 feature film and the movement that made it happen. 

Black Adam Panel
Star of the first-ever Black Adam feature film Dwayne Johnson sets the stage for the story and tone of the new movie with a fans-first Q&A…and a few surprises. 

Aquaman Panel
Aquaman director James Wan and King Orm himself, Patrick Wilson, take a deep dive into the world of Atlantis that Wan created, revealing their favorite behind-the-scenes moments from the largest DC movie ever! 

The Batman Panel
The Batman filmmaker Matt Reeves joins host and self-professed fangirl Aisha Tyler for a discussion of the upcoming film…with a surprise (or two) for the fans! 

Head to DCFandome.com for the complete itinerary, and to make your own custom schedule! 

About DCFanDome On Sunday, August 23, Manila time, Warner Bros. will welcome fans everywhere into the DC FanDome—a free virtual fan experience where no badge is required. 

Imagine all the Super Heroes and Super-Villains you've ever loved finally coming together in one place to celebrate DC's past, present and future. Accessible for 24 hours at DCFanDome.com, the global event will immerse fans into the DC Multiverse, with new announcements from WB Games, Film and TV, and comics, as well as an unprecedented opportunity to hear from the casts and creators behind your favorite feature films and TV series, including: Aquaman, The Batman, Batwoman, Black Adam, Black Lightning, DC Super Hero Girls, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, DC's Stargirl, Doom Patrol, The Flash, Harley Quinn, the SnyderCut of Justice League, Lucifer, Pennyworth, SHAZAM!, The Suicide Squad, Supergirl, Superman & Lois, Teen Titans GO!, Titans, Watchmen, Young Justice: Outsiders and, coming this fall to theaters worldwide, Wonder Woman 1984. 

The DC FanDome is the place to hear highly anticipated announcements and the latest news, see exclusive footage, and venture into themed worlds designed to entertain everyone from movie and TV superfans to gamers and readers, to families and kids. With special presentations to engage fans in every time zone across the globe, you'll have the opportunity to have an experience that's all your own. Inside this virtual world, fans will also get access to localized events, featuring the faces and voices from countries around the world in their local language. No matter where you live, your age or your level of fandom, there is something for you.

August 15, 2020

Kapamilya Stars Join TV5's Back-to-Back Comedy Game Shows this Saturday, August 15

Follow the rules and save money are some of the practices we have learned to embrace in this new normal. What if we turn them into something fun and challenging with a chance to win cash prizes? These all-familiar terms pasaway, ayuda, and even Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) popularized at the height of this pandemic are now mainstays on TV5’s all-new game shows “ “Fill in the Bank” and “Bawal na Game Show” with its back-to-back airing this Saturday, August 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. 

How are you saving for the rainy days in the next normal? Premiering this Saturday, August 15 at 6 p.m. is TV5’s hilarious game show filled with wits, laughter and yes money! Hosted by TV comedians Jose Manalo and Pokwang, “Fill in the Bank” puts an interesting spin on the local term ayuda and the timely PPE through game rounds that involve Ayuda Teh! Machine (ATM) and Panghakot na Papremyo Equipment (PPE). 

In its pilot episode, celebrity players Ronnie Alonte and Jerome Ponce compete to keep the most money in the bank and advance to the final round for the jackpot money of as much as Php150,000. “Fill in the Bank” brings an all-celebrity game show this August with Aubrey Miles and Jacq Yu gracing Episode 2 on August 17, basketball players Matthew Wright and Robert Bolick competing in Episode 3 on August 19, and volleyball players EJ Laure and Eya Laure capping off this month’s celebrity episodes on August 21. 

Every week, two players will compete in the following rounds: Enter your Pin Code, Cheque or X, Coin Rush and Huli Cash - allowing them to earn money and advance to the next round based on their savings. “Fill in the Bank” airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:30 p.m. only on TV 5. 

Premiering back to back with “Fill in the Bank” is “Bawal na Game Show” hosted by Ghorl Twins Wally Bayola as Bebe Ghorl and Paolo Ballesteros as Barby Ghorl. A wacky and highly entertaining show about following rules, “Bawal na Game Show” premieres this Saturday at 7 p.m. with celebrity guests Heaven Peralejo, Empress Schuck, Kira Balinger and Myka Rivera


The four players will be the show’s pasaway who will compete in three rounds and vye for the jackpot round which entails a cash prize of as much as Php100,000.00. The show will test the contestants’ ability to follow rules using personal tactics and some survival skills. Each challenge sets a rule on what is bawal or taboo like “Bawal Ma-Fall,” “Bawal ang Da Moves,” “Bawal ang Sablay,” “Bawal ang Sumuko” and the bonus round “Bawal na Roleta.” 

Joining the fun this August are all-celebrity players Jameson Blake, Josh Colet, Luke Conde and Miko Raval for Episode 2 (August 18); SexBomb Girls Jopay Pagua, Mia Panyarihan, Mhyca Bautistta and Louise Bolton for Episode 3 (August 20); and comic personalities Jayson Gainza, Pepe Herrera, Jeffrey Tam and DJ Jai Ho for Episode 4 (August 22). 

Tune in to “Bawal na Game Show” with its regular airing on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. only on TV5. “Fill in the Bank” and “Bawal na Game Show” are line produced by Archangel Media, under Direk Mike Tuviera (President/CEO) and Jojo Oconer (COO).

August 14, 2020

Ces Drilon Meets 'Haggardo Versoza' in Upcoming "Bawal Ma-Stress Drilon" on FYE Channel

  
“Bawal Ma-Stress Drilon” is one of the digital programs to catch on the FYE Channel, the latest offering of ABS-CBN’s subsidiary Creative Programs Inc. which serves as an additional way of connecting to viewers online via live streaming on Kumu. 
  
In the show, Ces engages in fun and meaningful chats with various personalities like Manila Mayor Isko “Yorme” Moreno and more recently, Maymay Entrata. 
  
Lucky Kumunetizen McPol Cruz emerged previously as Stress Drilon Virtual Gift Top Earner and joined “Bawal Ma-Stress Drilon” as guest co-host during last Monday’s episode with Maymay. 
This time, the winners are upped to five—with all having special appearances on the show and receiving Peculiar eyewear pieces and the top winner being Ces' co-host. 
  
For those who want to join, the mechanics of the game remain the same—just download the Kumu app, follow the @fyechannel, and go live and gather the customized ‘Stress Drilon’ virtual gifts until August 21 (Friday) at 11:59pm. Announcement of winners will be on the following day (August 22). 
  
Be a co-host and meet ‘Stress Drilon’ and ‘Haggardo Versoza’ in the upcoming “Bawal Ma-Stress Drilon” livestream on August 24 (Monday)! Download the Kumu app and follow the FYE Channel (fyechannel) to watch other FYE Channel programs via livestream on Kumu. 
  
For updates, follow ABS-CBN PR on Facebook (www.facebook.com/abscbnpr), Twitter and Instagram (abscbnpr) or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

August 13, 2020

Smart Gives-Away Exclusive Son Ye Jin Limited-Edition Scented Candle + Win P100K Shopping Spree with a New Smart Signature Plan


Smart Signature is giving K-drama fans a simple way to get closer to Korean superstar and Smart endorser Son Ye Jin, and relive one of the most romantic moments in the hit series ‘Crash Landing On You.’ 

With its new promo, customers who sign up for a new Smart Signature Plan shall get an exclusive limited-edition scented candle handpicked by Son Ye Jin, and a chance to win a shopping spree worth up to P100,000 in cash credits via Paymaya. 

To join the promo, customers only need to sign up for a new Smart Signature Plan at the nearest Smart Store or via the Smart Online Store at store.smart.com.ph from August 10 to September 10, 2020. 

Customers can get any of the following data-packed Smart Signature SIM-Only Plan or Smart  Signature Device Plan: Plan S at P999 per month; Plan M at 1499 per month; Plan L at 1999 per month; and Plan XL at 2999 per month. 

Aside from getting an exclusive limited-edition scented candle, new Smart Signature subscribers shall also get a corresponding number of entries to a special raffle, where 25 lucky subscribers shall win P20,000 each and one lucky customer shall take the grand prize of P100,000 in cash credits via PayMaya for their shopping spree. 

For the complete promo mechanics, visit smart.com.ph/postpaid/signaturechoice. 

 


‪Make your mark with Smart Signature 

Smart Signature recently unveiled Son Ye Jin as its new endorser, embodying its commitment to simplifying the postpaid experience so customers can make their mark in their career or passion. 

Smart Signature simplifies the postpaid experience by prioritizing customers so they can experience the latest technology and mobile innovations; giving them worry-free connections through data-packed plans; and providing them an elevated lifestyle through exclusive perks and rewards. 

Smart Signature is powered by the country’s fastest mobile data network, as recognized by third-party analytics firms such as Ookla and Opensignal. Smart Signature customers are also among the first to experience superfast Smart 5G commercial service in key areas in Metro Manila. 
  
Learn more about Smart Signature at smart.com.ph/signature and Smart 5G at 5g.smart.

Ogie Alcasid and Moira Dela Torre Release "Beautiful," a Song About God’s Light and Love Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

‪Ogie Alcasid and Moira Dela Torre send a message about God’s majestic glory in the devotional song “Beautiful,” set to be released this Friday (August 14) under Star Music. 

It just came to me one day while I was playing some chords on the piano. The lyrics just started flowing as if the Lord was telling me that all that He has done for us is simply beautiful and glorious,” Ogie recalled. 

The singer-songwriter said he started composing “Beautiful” in 2019 and asked Moira to collaborate with him on the song. But it wasn’t until the COVID-19 pandemic happened this year that things finally aligned for the track’s final version - which was mixed and reengineered by ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo. 

This pandemic has been the backdrop of this entire song. While we have been cooped up in our own houses, Jesus has been welcoming us to go back to Him. He has a plan and His plan is always beautiful,” Ogie added. 

Moira also stressed how “Beautiful” turned out to be perfectly timely and powerful at this time. “It’s such an amazing reminder that despite all the storms, we serve a mighty and beautiful God who makes everything beautiful in His time,” she said. 

The two recently teamed up with fellow Kapamilya artists to make a new version of the prayer song “Ililigtas Ka Niya” for the benefit of ABS-CBN’s “Pantawid ng Pag-Ibig” campaign. Ogie also recently did a collaboration with his wife Regine Velasquez and couple Jaya and Gary Gotidoc for the worship song “Live for Jesus.” 

Ogie and Moira are just two of the gifted artists under ABS-CBN Music, which also houses many of the best OPM music of today. 

Magnify God’s magnificence by listening to Ogie and Moira’s “Beautiful,” out on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Deezer, and YouTube this Friday (August 14). 

For more details, like Star Music on Facebook (www.facebook.com/starmusicph), and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).

Get P5 Balik Bayad per Liter When You #ScanToPay with PayMaya QR at Petron Stations

Digital financial services PayMaya has teamed up with Petron Corporation to provide a safe and contactless payment experience to motorists fueling up at participating Petron stations nationwide. 

To pay, motorists can simply scan the PayMaya QR code using their PayMaya app, or use their debit or credit cards as well as other e-Wallet accounts through the One by PayMaya all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) device. 

Offering contactless payment options at our stations is among our top priorities as we embrace the ‘new normal’. We are happy to partner with PayMaya to deliver a safe but also rewarding experience to all our customers nationwide by allowing them to pay using their mobile phones or payment cards. This way, we can further minimize contact between our customers and service station personnel,” said Petron VP for Retail Sales Archie B. Gupalor. 

"Along with our various efforts to help the transportation sector go cashless, we are excited to work with Petron and their customers to pay using PayMaya QR or other contactless payment methods. Digital payments ensure that the entire transportation chain–from commuters paying in taxis to motorists fueling up at stations– can have safer and more convenient experience." said Shailesh Baidwan, President of PayMaya. 


Encouraging a safer way to pay 

To encourage motorists to use this safer way to pay, PayMaya is offering rewarding perks as part of its PayMaya Preferred program with Petron. 

Until September 30, 2020, they can easily get P5 Balik Bayad per liter when they spend a minimum of P300 (P100 starting on August 15) and #ScanToPay using PayMaya QR at a Petron station. They can enjoy this perk and earn up to P500 Balik Bayad per month as long as their PayMaya account is upgraded. 

If their PayMaya account is not yet upgraded during the transaction, there's no need to worry because they can still get a one-time Balik Bayad of P30 for a minimum spend of P250 (P100 starting on August 15) - they just have to make sure to upgrade their account after the transaction to receive this perk. 

What’s even better is that this offer can be availed on top of the 1%, 10%, or 100% Balik Bayad QR promo capped at P500 Balik Bayad per month. Not only is paying via PayMaya QR safer and more convenient, it’s also definitely more rewarding. 

So the next time you need to gas up at Petron, make sure to #ScanToPay with PayMaya QR. To get more details on this promo, visit https://www.paymaya.com/deals/petron. You can also check out paymaya.com/deals for more of PayMaya’s exciting promos. 

If you don’t have your own PayMaya account yet, it’s easy to sign up and start enjoying the perks that come with having one. Just download the PayMaya app for Android or iOS at https://official.paymaya.com/CAK1/425eb133, register your own account, and start shopping with the fastest, safest, and most rewarding, to pay for anything online or in stores. Remember, when you need to gas up, don’t pay cash. PayMaya! Don’t forget to also follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news and updates. 

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, and government. Aside from providing payments acceptance for the largest e-Commerce, food, retail, and gas merchants in the Philippines, PayMaya enables national and social services agencies as well as local government units with digital payments and disbursement services. 

Through its app and wallet, PayMaya provides millions of Filipinos with the fastest way to own a financial account with over 40,000 Add Money touchpoints nationwide, more than double the total number of traditional bank branches in the Philippines combined. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 30,000 partner touchpoints nationwide serves as last mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved with access to services. 

To know more about PayMaya's products and services, visit www.PayMaya.com or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Kapuso Stars Share What Keeps Them Productive, Entertained, and Resourceful During Quarantine with the Help of XTREME Appliances this August 14


This new normal is the best time to find inspiration within ourselves and in our humble home. That’s why XTREME Appliances is proud to share good vibes in collaboration with GMA Artists straight to your screen. A Facebook Live catch-up with your favorite Kapuso stars will be held on August 14, Friday at 3PM. Find out what keeps them productive, entertained, and resourceful during house quarantine. 


Join the following celebrities on this live session:


 

● Sanya Lopez @sanyalopez to tell us what she cooked for her birthday with XTREME Gas Range.


● Gabbi Garcia @gabbigarcia to share her binge-watch list on XTREME Smart TV.


● Kyline Alcantara @itskylinealcantara, to reveal her baking recipes with XTREME Gas Range.


● Jak Roberto @jakroberto to show his laundry hacks using XTREME Front Load Washer and Condensing Dryer.


● Bea Binene @beabinene to give us a peek of her healthy choices and go-to snacks stored in her XTREME Mini Refrigerator.


● Max Collins @maxcollinsofficial and Pancho Magno @magnopancho to highlight how XTREME Appliances like Airconditioner and Smart TV helped them and their newborn baby, Anakin Skye this new normal.

After the fun-filled session, catch them as they select winners from the viewers of exclusive appliances from XTREME. 


Challenging times may come but XTREME Appliances, your One Stop Shop Appliances, together with GMA Artists will never stop in giving and providing helpful and motivational contents for Filipinos. 


Tune in and stay connected with us visit XTREME Appliances Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok accounts.The complete list of products is available on XTREME website, Lazada and Shopee pages.

August 12, 2020

TV5 and Cignal Team-Up to Bring Fresh Set of Meaningful, Relatable Programs on the New Normal


The month of August brings televiewers to a whole new television experience with Cignal TV and TV5!
  
Yes, the country’s leading pay-TV provider, Cignal TV, is partnering with free-to-air television network TV5 to offer some of the best entertainment programs while adapting to the new normal way of living. 

TV5 is known to bring the best content on sports and news. Collaborating with Cignal will allow us to strengthen our program offerings,” says Cignal TV & TV5 Pres. and CEO Robert Galang. 

With Cignal TV’s 2.5 million subscribers and nationwide reach, combined with TV5’s innovative and creative expertise, the partnership aims to bring Filipinos together through meaningful, relatable programs that will elevate the home viewing experience. 




Coming to the television screens starting August 15, 2020 (Saturday) is the first wave of TV5’s entertainment programs. It starts off with highly anticipated back-to-back game shows headlined by some of the country’s top hosts and comedians; and will be followed by lifestyle programs to spruce up your mornings and way of life! 

Bawal na Game Show (BNGS) is the comic relief that we need now, as it pokes lighthearted fun at our current situation. Hosted by talented and well-loved comedians Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros, the game show revolves around being told what you can’t do (ie. bawal tumawa, bawal gumalaw) in order to win! 

Wally and Paolo - as twins Bebe Gurl and Barby Gurl, respectively - will present challenges to the contestants, but they will also distract and goad the players to break the rules. The last pair standing will take home the grand prize of Php100,000. The show will air every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday following its pilot episode on August 15! 




Fill in the Bank is the newest game show that gives contestants a chance of winning up to Php150,000 in every episode, while keeping viewers entertained. It will be hosted by star comedians Jose Manalo and Pokwang. 

The hosts will likewise take on a fictional character: Jose as Chief Echoserong Officer (CEO) “Manedyer Jose” and Pokwang as Chismosang Falakang Officer (CFO) "Madam Poke." They and the rest of the show are set to tickle the funny bones on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings! 

Both Bawal na Game Show and Fill in the Bank will premiere on August 15 (Saturday) from 6:00 - 8:00 PM! Fill in the Bank will air every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 PM after it premieres; while Bawal na Game Show remains on the 7:30 PM time slot, but airing every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 

Coming on the heels of the game shows is Bangon Talentadong Pinoy, which puts the spotlight on the diversity and ingenuity of Filipino talent. It boasts of the total cash prize of P2.8 million, in which a larger number of contestants can win anywhere from P2,000 to P5,000 to P50,000 and even up to P250,000! 




Ryan Agoncillo returns to TV5 to host the reboot of the iconic Talentadong Pinoy. Now known as Bangon Talentadong Pinoy, the much-awaited TV show will make its comeback on August 15 (Saturday), 8:00 PM and will air every Saturdays on the same time slot in TV5. 

Televiewers will also get to see a different side of Luchi as she opens up about issues that she has never talked about on Usapang Real Life with Luchi Cruz-Valdes. Set to premiere also on August 15 (Saturday) at 9:00 PM, the show will delve into various narratives and inspiring case studies that aim to inspire, engage, and move viewers into action. 




Some of the exciting celebrity guests to watch for in the upcoming episodes include newscaster Karen Davila, actress KC Concepcion, celebrity couple Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres-Gomez, internet sensation Ivana Alawi, promising actress Jane De Leon, and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. 

Lifestyle programs are likewise part of the new and improved programming lineup of TV5 in partnership with Cignal TV, the number one direct to home (DTH) satellite provider in the country. 

First off, there’s the fitness show hosted by actress and fitness enthusiast Jessy Mendiola called Fit for Life




The people behind the show recognizes that now more than ever is the best time to make fitness a way of life. As health officials around the world tell us, being healthy is our best defense to weather the ongoing global health crisis. Fit for Life can make this achievable as it kicks off on August 16, 2020 (Sunday), 7:00 AM, and becomes the healthy Sunday routine. 
  
As the show’s host, Jessy will lead viewers to an hour packed with full-body exercises, easy-to-prepare health dishes, inspiring discussions, and expert tips to jump start your way to a healthier lifestyle! 

Then there’s Chika, BESH (Basta Everyday Super Happy), the morning show that’s guaranteed to make televiewers look forward to waking every morning. It will impart reliable information and positive stories that will surely make the start of the day happy and enjoyable for all. 




Headlining the morning show are Pokwang, Pauleen Luna-Sotto, and Ria Atayde. They are set to bring pure good vibes into your mornings with their genial personality and cheerful spirit. They will also cater to the needs and issues concerning women of all ages and walks of life. Catch the pilot episode on August 17 (Monday) at 10:00 AM, and will be airing Mondays to Fridays. 

Indeed, excitement and optimism abound with Cignal TV and TV5’s new offerings. This collaboration brings together Filipinos through a wide range of quality and innovative shows and programs that make all of us informed about the country's most pressing issues and entertained as well. Just tune in to TV5 beginning Saturday, August 15, 2020! 

There’s only more to expect from your favorite Kapatid Network!

August 9, 2020

LG Philippines UNTV 37 and Wish 107.5 Stand Together in the Fight Against Covid-19

‪Throughout the entirety of the pandemic, private companies, groups, and institutions have all come together and mobilized in order to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. This constituted of donations, fundraising drivers, and in some cases, actual buildings built dedicated to treating COVID-19 patients.‬ 

‪Breakthrough and Milestones Production International (BMPI), operator of UNTV 37 and WISH 107.5, is one of groups from the private sector that stepped up in providing much needed help to their locale. BMPI conceptualized a COVID-19 facility that acted as an answer to the urgent need in accommodating the rising number of patients that were spilling over from other health institutions.‬ 

‪BMPI's dedicated COVID-19 facility was unveiled as 3-storey building situated in Malolos, Bulacan, with 35 patient rooms, and 18 quarter rooms for doctors, nurses, and other medical staff, totaling a respectable 53 rooms.‬ 
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‪LG Electronics Philippines, remaining committed to the call of raising the comfort of both patients and health workers alike, outfitted the facility with a staggering number of home appliances. LG donated 65 28" LED Monitors, 4 Top Load Washing Machines, 5 Top Mount Refrigerators, and 2 1HP Split-Type Air conditioners which combined amount over to over 1 million Pesos. Each patient room, which will have patients isolating for at least 14 days, will have an LG LED Monitor to keep them company while the heavy duty washing machines, refrigerators, and air-conditioners provide a big help for the staff staying in and taking care of the patients.‬ 

‪LG Managing Director Inkwun Heo shared his thoughts regarding the donation, stating "Even as the country transitions to a General Community Quarantine and restrictions are slowly lessened, Filipinos and health institutions still need all the help they can get. As long as we can lend our assistance, we're more than happy to oblige".‬

ABS-CBN Commemorates the Death Anniversary of Gina Lopez with the Launch of a Book on Her Life and Works

ABS-CBN Corporation and ABS-CBN Foundation (AFI) commemorate the first death anniversary of Gina Lopez with a month-long celebration of her legacy, which will be showcased on their various cable TV programs and digital platforms. ‬ 

‪The celebration will be capped by the launch of the book, "I Am Gina," written by Jenie Chan. The book reveals many untold stories of her life as a missionary in Africa and India, and her struggles and victories when she implemented landmark humanitarian programs in the Philippines.‬ 

‪A known environmentalist and philanthropist, Gina Lopez served the Philippine government as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. She was the managing director of ABS-CBN Foundation who pioneered important projects in the Philippines like Educational Television (ETV), Bantay Bata 163, the reforestation of the La Mesa Watershed, and the cleanup of the Pasig River. ‬ 

‪"The encompassing message of Gina's life and works is about love -- love for children, love for the environment and love for country and humankind. Hence, the theme of this month-long celebration is Genuine Love Forever," said Susan Afan, managing director of ABS-CBN Foundation.‬ 

‪In these difficult times brought about by the pandemic, it is the hope of the Foundation, that the lessons shared by the life of Gina Lopez would inspire people to never lose hope and to "trust in the Divine".‬ 

‪Noon-time variety show, ASAP, will showcase a tribute for Gina Lopez through music and book readings on 30 August 2020. This will be streamed live on iWant, YouTube, and Facebook pages of ABS-CBN. ‬ 

‪Watch out for G Diaries on iWant on August 16, 23, and 30 as it will showcase a compilation of their memorable stories and video clips with Lopez when she was hosting the program in 2017 to 2019.‬ 

‪"There's just so much love going around and it's because of love, she put up Bantay Bata 163, Bantay Kalikasan, Bantay Usok, and the I Love Foundation," said Ernie Lopez, Gina's younger brother who is now the host of G Diaries.‬ 

‪"She loves the environment so much. She does. But the reason she loves the environment is because of what it can do for us, what it can do for our country. She loves people and she loves the environment because of what it can do for people."‬ 

‪The Healing Eucharist will stream on iWant.ph, a live mass celebration dedicated to Lopez on August 19, the exact date of her death anniversary.‬

DC FanDome Reveals Teaser Trailer

‪Warner Bros. has just revealed the teaser trailer for DC FanDome. Check it out at the following links:‬ 



‪The ultimate 24-hour experience for the world's greatest fans is here. Mark your calendars for August 22 at DCFanDome.com.‬ 

‪Save the date and prep your cosplay! On Saturday, August 22, starting at 10 a.m. PDT, Warner Bros. will welcome fans everywhere into the DC FanDome - a free virtual fan experience where no badge is required.‬ 

‪Imagine all the Super Heroes and Super-Villains you've ever loved finally coming together in one place to celebrate DC's past, present and future. Accessible for 24 hours at DCFanDome.com, the global event will immerse fans into the DC Multiverse, with new announcements from WB Games, Film and TV, and comics, as well as an unprecedented opportunity to hear from the casts and creators behind your favorite feature films and TV series, including: Aquaman, The Batman, Batwoman, Black Adam, Black Lightning, DC Super Hero Girls, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, DC's Stargirl, Doom Patrol, The Flash, Harley Quinn, the SnyderCut of Justice League, Lucifer, Pennyworth, SHAZAM!, The Suicide Squad, Supergirl, Superman & Lois, Teen Titans GO!, Titans, Watchmen, Young Justice: Outsiders and, coming this fall to theaters worldwide, Wonder Woman 1984.‬ 

‪The DC FanDome is the place to hear highly anticipated announcements and the latest news, see exclusive footage, and venture into themed worlds designed to entertain everyone from movie and TV superfans to gamers and readers, to families and kids. With special presentations to engage fans in every time zone across the globe, you'll have the opportunity to have an experience that's all your own. Inside this virtual world, fans will also get access to localized events, featuring the faces and voices from countries around the world in their local language. No matter where you live, your age or your level of fandom, there is something for you.‬

ABS-CBN Foundation Commits to Continue its Public Service Programs Despite the Pandemic and Network Shutdown

The management committee of ABS-CBN Foundation issued a statement of commitment on 16th July 2020 to continue its public service programs.‬
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‪ABS-CBN Foundation shall continue to deliver public service to the Filipino people despite the pandemic and the shutdown of ABS-CBN Broadcasting Network.‬
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‪Bantay Bata 163 will keep its hotline open for children in distress and for reports on cases of child abuse. It will continue to counsel children needing psycho-social support and psychological first-aid.‬
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‪The Bantay Bata Children's Village together with its partners will continue to care for the abandoned and street children in its custody and it shall continue to extend support to all Bantay Edukasyon scholars this school year.‬
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‪Bantay Kalikasan will continue to protect, enrich and manage operations of the La Mesa Watershed and La Mesa Ecopark. It remains committed to the completion of ongoing community and area development projects that it has already started. Environmental advocacy being more relevant now will continue through the various digital platforms of the foundation.‬
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‪Sagip Kapamilya will continue to be at the forefront of "Pantawid ng Pag-ibig," which as of July 13 has benefitted 840,000 families or over 4.2 million Filipinos. It will continue to distribute relief and food packs for those unable to work due to the ongoing quarantine.‬
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‪According to management, "The ABS-CBN Foundation remains faithful to its mission. We will continue to serve whatever it takes, for as long as we can.‬
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‪"To all our partners and donors, we thank you for your valuing our work for over three decades. Together we have made a difference in the lives of millions.‬
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‪ "We find comfort in your words of support, and strength in your continued trust. Be assured that the ABS-CBN Foundation will remain as the foundation of the people and shall remain in the service of the Filipino."‬

June 27, 2020

Kapuso Network Releases GMA AFFORDABOX on its 70th Anniversary

For its 70th anniversary celebration, the country's leading and largest broadcast firm GMA Network, Inc. wholeheartedly offers its own high-quality and affordable Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) receiver 'GMA Affordabox'.

As the Network aspires to enable every Filipino home to enjoy digital TV viewing experience, GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon proudly shared that GMA Affordabox was specifically developed to be made accessible to millions of Filipino households.

"In celebration of this milestone of reaching seven colorful decades in the industry, we are more than grateful for the Filipinos' continued trust in GMA Network as we reaffirm our commitment to deliver excellence in news and entertainment. Kaya naman, kasabay ng ika-70 anibersaryo ng inyong Kapuso Network, buong puso naming inihahandog sa inyo ang high-quality at abot-kayang digital TV receiver na Para Sa Pilipino - ang GMA Affordabox."

GMA Affordabox is a plug-and-play device that can easily be connected to an analog TV in order to receive digital television broadcast. Users can watch GMA, GMA News TV, and the most-awaited Heart of Asia in digital display, as well as all other free-to-air digital TV channels available in their area.

"GMA Affordabox stays true to its name as we make it available in the market at an affordable price, without compromising quality. GMA Network has teamed up with the best product developers and engineers to give you a device built with additional features and high-quality materials at an accessible price. Now, more Filipino homes can start enjoying digital TV viewing," GMA Network President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr. stated.

With a sleek black metal casing that is set to endure years of TV viewing, GMA Affordabox provides superior digital reception as well as additional features that will take the users' entertainment experience to a whole new level. It comes with a built-in multimedia player that makes it an all-around digital file access device allowing users to play compatible video files, view photos, and even listen to music using a USB drive.

"Aside from providing superior digital reception, we also wanted Filipino homes to enjoy additional features that are built to suit their lifestyle," said GMA Network Chief Risk Officer and First Vice President for Corporate Strategic Planning and Concurrent Head for Program Support Regie C. Bautista.

Another advanced function of the GMA Affordabox is its personal video recorder that allows viewers to record GMA, GMA News TV, and Heart of Asia programs so they never have to miss any of their favorite Kapuso shows. Affordabox users can watch and re-watch highlights of the shows by instant or scheduled recording.

In addition to the one-of-a-kind features exclusively available for GMA channels, the device also has a nationwide Emergency Warning Broadcast System (EWBS) that receives alerts from the NDRRMC about any calamity warnings in their area. It will automatically set off an alarm during emergencies with its functional auto-on alert feature for every household's safety and preparedness.

For just a one-time purchase of P888 and no monthly fees, each GMA Affordabox unit promises to deliver a clearer and more vibrant TV viewing experience along with other bonus features.

It is now for sale online and in stores for the following areas where GMA's digital signal is already available: Metro Manila, Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Davao de Oro, Davao del Sur, and Davao del Norte.

For more details, visit www.GMAaffordabox.com and its official social media accounts via the handle @GMAaffordabox. For inquiries, contact the hotline (02) 8857-4627 within Metro Manila from 8AM to 10PM or 0961-252-9393 for outside Metro Manila, or e-mail support@GMAaffordabox.com.

January 20, 2020

James Reid and Nadine Lustre Announces Break-up on TWBA

In a joint statement they released on Tonight with Boy Abunda, one of Philippines' biggest reel and real-life couples James Reid and Nadine Lustre confirmed that they have already ended their relationship. ‬

‪The statement reads:

‪"It's true that we have split up, but not for all the reasons that are being spread on the tabloids and social media, but because after quiet and mature conversations, we decided to focus on ourselves not only for our careers but more for our personal growth as we are still young and we want to achieve as much as we can.‬

‪"We agreed that going separate ways was best for both of us. We are in good terms, are still really good friends and will continue to work with each other especially when it comes to music.‬

‪"Thank you for all the JaDine fans for their undying support and we hope you continue to support us now and in the future. We shall forever be grateful to them for their love and understanding. Thank you."‬

‪– James Reid and Nadine Lustre ‬

January 18, 2020

Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ Enters Billboard World Digital Sales Chart

Four years after it was originally released, Sarah Geronimo's "Tala" ‪debuts at the 12th spot of Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart for the week of January 18.

"Tala" is the only Filipino song to debut at Billboard this week and raranking among tracks from Korean hit groups BTS, Red Velvet, and Blackpink.‬

December 22, 2019

ABS-CBN 2020 Shows Unleashed feat. LizQuen, MayWard, Gerald Anderson, and Oppa Kim Min-jae

ABS-CBN will unleash a bounty of fresh and exciting offerings, including teleseryes starring the biggest names in the industry, the return of well-loved reality singing competition, and the premiere of the biggest Asian dramas.

After more than a year of waiting, the tandem of Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil finally makes their TV comeback this January in the newest series "Make It With You," which was shot in Croatia.

Gerald Anderson, Nash Aguas, Yves Flores, Elmo Magalona, Vin Abrenica, Jerome Ponce, and Carlo Aquino come together in a drama which will bear stories of brave soldiers, "A Soldier's Heart."

Set to rule TV are new Asian dramas, including the most awarded one in 2019, "Yang Xi" and "Flower Crew Dating Agency" starring South Korean actor and rapper Kim Min-jae.

Meanwhile, reality-singing competition "The Voice Teens," now with returning coach Apl.De.Ap, comes back for a new season in February.

Love will fill the air in March as Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber make their teleserye debut in "When We Fall In Love," which was shot in Japan.

December 18, 2019

BoybandPH Releases Music Video for Swoon-Worthy Track “Pa’No Ba”

‪All-male singing quintet BoybandPH—composed of Ford Valencia, Joao Constancia, Niel Murillo, Russell Reyes, and Tristan Ramirez—is back to teach a lesson or two about boldly professing love for one's special someone with the music video of their sweet track "Pa'no Ba," produced under Star Music.‬
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‪The song is one of the tracks in the group's sophomore album "Love, BoybandPH," which was released last year. The music video, meanwhile, is the third in a series that dropped this year, starting with "Hanggang Kailan Kaya" in June followed by "Kung 'Di Mo Natatanong" in September.‬
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‪"Pa'no Ba" is a ballad written by "Tawag ng Tanghalan" season 1 finalist Froilan Canlas, which takes the point of view of a person who's head over heels in love with a significant other. It paints the colorful image of effortlessly falling for someone despite having doubts about the possibility of the relationship not working out.‬
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‪Officially formed in 2016 after winning the reality talent competition "Pinoy Boyband Superstar," BoybandPH has since released two albums, with their titular debut record being certified gold. They have also collaborated with Jona for the song "Till The End of Time" and frequently perform on "ASAP Natin 'To."‬
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‪Watch the music video of BoybandPH's "Pa'no Ba" on ABS-CBN Star Music's YouTube Channel.

For updates, like Star Music on Facebook at facebook.com/starmusicph, and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).‬

ABS-CBN Studio Experience Ushers in the Holiday Season with 3-in-1 Gift Cards

‪ABS-CBN Studio Experience launches its three-in-one gift card, allowing Kapamilyas to give hassle-free gifts of shopping at ABS-CBN Stores, next-level family bonding experiences through fun games and attractions inside ABS-CBN Studio Experience, and munching on 100% organic beef burgers from Heroes Burger!‬
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‪Here are three ways to use the ABS-CBN Studio XP gift card:‬
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‪1. Buy an XPass to play inside the ABS-CBN Studio Experience.‬
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‪The gift card is perfect for avid Kapamilyas who will surely have an awesome time inside Studio XP, where they can experience the amusing games and attractions that showcase well-loved ABS-CBN programs through the "Pinoy Big Brother Breakout," "The Voice Open Mic," and "It's Showtime Director's Booth."‬
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‪2. Avail #FamilyIsForever shirts and more.‬
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‪The Studio XP gift card can also be used to splurge on various Kapamilya items that your gift recipient has been eyeing—this year's must have "Family is Forever" shirts, plus cool pillows, tumblers, or bags, all available at Studio XP's Retail Studio in TriNoma or at the ABS-CBN Flagship Store inside the ABS-CBN compound.‬
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‪3. Satisfy their beefy burger cravings with Heroes Burger's offerings.‬
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‪Of course, an experience will not be complete without food. Using the handy gift card, they can buy any of Heroes Burger's Pinoy Komiks-themed organic burgers such as the Lastikman burger meal, the Darna cheeseburger meal, the Captain Barbell double cheeseburger meal or any of the Incrediburgers from the menu, with an option to be served with crispy french fries and drinks.‬
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‪This Studio XP gift card, which can just have a minimum load of P300, adds to the full enjoyment of Studio XP, in continuation of ABS-CBN's commitment to bring the Kapamilya experience closer to Filipinos with fun, engaging, and interactive themed attractions and activities.‬
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‪Stress no more this season of gifting! Avail the ABS-CBN Studio XP gift cards now at the ABS-CBN Studio Experience in 4/F TriNoma, ABS-CBN Store outlets and Heroes Burger at the ABS-CBN compound. For more details, follow the ABS-CBN Studio Experience accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@abscbnstudioxp) or visit studioexperience.abs-cbn.com.‬

Noah Centineo and Sam Claflin Are No Longer Saints in “Charlie’s Angels”, Still Showing in PHL Theaters

‪Two of today's most exciting actors, Sam Claflin (Me Before You, The Hunger Games) and Noah Centineo (Netflix's To All the Boys I've Loved Before) join the brave, new trio of women investigators in Columbia Pictures' new action-adventure Charlie's Angels.‬

‪(Watch the film's trailer at https://youtu.be/p8XvHarrLAs.)

‪Director Elizabeth Banks takes the helm as the next generation of fearless Charlie's Angels take flight. In Banks' bold vision, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska are working for the mysterious Charles Townsend, whose security and investigative agency has expanded internationally. With the world's smartest, bravest, and most highly trained women all over the globe, there are now teams of Angels guided by multiple Bosleys taking on the toughest jobs everywhere.‬

‪In this movie, we meet Elena Houghlin (Naomi Scott), a brilliant scientist and engineer who has created Calisto, a sustainable energy source designed to revolutionize the way we power things. When her bosses rush her invention to market, she warns them there is a flaw in the system: in the wrong hands, it can be used as a deadly weapon. Unfortunately, her bosses turn out to be The Wrong Hands, so Elena turns to The Townsend Agency for help. A contemporary whistleblower story worthy of the 21st Century Angels, Elena's fight for justice ignites a globe-trotting adventure to get the device back before something terrible happens.‬

‪As Elena's "handsome nerd" assistant Langston, Noah Centineo was already the internet's boyfriend (thanks to rom-com To All the Boys I've Loved Before) when he signed on to the project. So it's fitting that he and Jane (Ella Balinska) awkwardly hit it off. "People were all stoked about Noah, sighing and stuff," says Kristen Stewart. "And I was like, he's cool but who is this kid? They had to tell me. An oh man, he is seriously charming. It's no joke."‬

‪"My character's got a goofy element to him, but he's pretty well-rounded, though," shares Centineo. "He's not goofy when you should be serious. He won't just crack a joke when it shouldn't be there. But he's also not afraid to make fun of certain normal structures."‬

‪Meanwhile, Claflin plays Elena's boss, the CEO Alexander Brok who's backed by a mysterious partner and plans to use Calisto for evil.‬

‪Alexander is the kind of guy who lived in his own head until he happened to invent tech that made him the rich man he is today, explains Claflin. "But with that, he surrounds himself by people that say, 'Yes. Yes, Mr. Brock.' So I think he's kind of spoiled in many respects. But he's not too sure of exactly what's going on."‬

‪2016 saw Sam Claflin take on the lead role of Will opposite Emilia Clarke in the box office hit Me Before You and 2015 saw Claflin star as Finnick Odair for the last time in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. The final film in the box office phenomenon franchise saw Sam reprise the role he played in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson.‬

‪Noah Centineo proved 2018 to be his breakout year. With two highly successful films, he experienced an incomparably steep rise to fame within a matter of weeks.‬

‪His rise began with the release of To All the Boys I've Loved Before, a film adaptation of Jenny Han's YA best-seller, which was released on Netflix in August 2018. Centineo will reprise his role in the sequel To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You on Netflix on February 12, 2020.‬

‪In Philippine cinemas November 13, Charlie's Angels is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. ‬

Marian Rivera’s Weekly Drama “Tadhana” ‪Named Best TV Series at Migration Advocacy and Media Awards


‪Kapuso drama anthology Tadhana gains recognition from the Migration Advocacy and Media Awards.‬

‪The weekly program hosted by Marian Rivera won the Best TV Series award for its excellence in portrayal of the lives of OFW's.‬

‪Tadhana is also revamping its program this 2020 by featuring more diverse heartwarming stories.‬

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