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Friday, July 21, 2017

40TH GAWAD URIAN WINNERS NAMED

“Women of the Weeping River” wins big at Urian


“Women of the Weeping River” dominated the 40th Gawad Urian as it bagged this year’s Best Film and five more awards given by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino on Thursday night at the ABS-CBN Studio 10 in Quezon City.


Sheron Dayoc received this year’s Best Direction and Best Screenplay for his exceptional work on “Women of the Weeping River.” The film, which likewise bagged the Best Cinematography and Best Editing nods, tells the story of women in a remote Muslim community facing an escalating blood feud that stretches back generations. It is produced by Southern Lantern Studios, Haut Lesmains, and TBA.

Paolo Ballesteros was hailed as the Urian Best Actor for his outstanding performance in “Die Beautiful,” while Hasmine Kilip emerged as Best Actress for her lead role in the film “Pamilya Ordinaryo,” beating nine other nominees for the coveted acting nod.

“BABY DRIVER” SETS WHOLE-DAY SNEAK PREVIEWS JULY 24 & 25

Columbia Pictures’ heist thriller Baby Driver, one of the year’s best-reviewed films, with a 95% Fresh Rating at Rotten Tomatoes, will have whole-day sneak previews on Monday and Tuesday, July 24 & 25 nationwide.  Tickets will be available at regular admission prices.

Moviegoers are advised to check with their favorite cinemas for screening hours. 

“PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING” RECRUITS PILOTS FOR JAEGERS IN NEW COMMERCIAL


What is a Jaeger? It’s you, times a thousand. Now accepting pilot applications in the newly released commercial for Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic action-adventure Pacific Rim: Uprising.

Check out the commercial here and watch Pacific Rim: Uprising in Philippine cinemas February 2018.

The Philippines’ Soul Diva Jaya and Unkabogabol Sidekick Negi spread good vibes at “Kapamilya Fun Day” in Australia


“Music is to the soul as food is to the body” and “laughter is the best medicine” are two of the most popular adages that agree on one thing --- that both music and laughter can be therapeutic.  Two of ABS-CBN’s most-loved artists showed that rhythm and comedy can truly both nourish and heal at the three-night, three-city musical experience “Kapamilya Day” early June which did not only bring back memories from home for the audience but also moved the performers themselves.

The “Kapamilya Fun Day”, an annual event which just started in Australia last year and has been giving an opportunity for global Filipinos in the cities of Australia to meet and interact personally with their favorite Kapamilya stars, first brought “Queen of RnB” Kyla, “World Champion” Jed Madela, and comedian Negi to the “Kapamilya Fun Day” in 2016.  This time TFC shared the music of “Soul Diva” Jaya with a second serving of “Unkabogabol Sidekick, Negi.

Filipinos in Japan shower Vice Ganda with love in “Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda sa Japan”


It felt like Valentine’s Day all over again for the Philippines’Unkabogabol Star Vice Ganda as the Filipino community in Japan warmly welcomed him mid-year at the “Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda sa Japan: Nagmahal. Nasaktan. Nag-concert” held last July 2 at the Ichikawa City Cultural Hall, in Chiba Prefecture.

Loud cheers from the audience filled the venue as soon as Vice Ganda shared his TV home “It’s Showtime’s” signature greeting “What’s up, madlang people?!”.  

Viddsee Launches Filmmaker Programme in the Philippines


The online entertainment platform Viddsee launched a filmmaker programme with its first efforts through a filmmaker community initiative, Viddsee Juree Awards for the Philippines.

With a growing Filipino audience and an expanding network of creative content producers from the Philippines, the Viddsee Juree Awards aims to bridge the gap between digital filmmaking and distribution by working closely with local film communities.

The initiative is supported by The Film Development Council of the Philippines.

ABS-CBN NEWS, ALL SET FOR IMMERSIVE MULTIPLATFORM COVERAGE OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE'S SONA 2017

Live reports, townhall forum, and digital TV to give Filipinos full SONA experience

Wherever they may be, Filipinos can watch, listen, and take part in the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (July 24) through ABS-CBN News’ extensive and immersive special news coverage dubbed “Pangakong Pagbabago: SONA 2017.”

Apart from the usual live reports, updates, and interviews over ABS-CBN’s radio, TV, cable, and digital platforms, the country’s largest news organization is adding a few layers to its coverage to give Filipinos a fuller experience of the President's report on his administration’s achievements and plans for the nation.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

MADELEINE ALBRIGHT GATHERS BUSINESS LEADERS AND DIPLOMATS IN ANC’S FORUM ON GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, Madeleine Albright, ABS-CBN News head Ging Reyes
Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright dazzled the crowd of business leaders, diplomats, and government officials who came to listen to her insights on global issues and international affairs in the “Forum on Global Governance and the World Economy: An ANC Leadership Series,” moderated by award-winning journalist Karen Davila last July 19 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Grand Ballroom.

Download the App to Level Up the ASAP Live in Toronto Experience!


Ticketholders are counting down the days to ASAP Live in Toronto where more than 35 of the biggest, brightest celebrities in the Philippines will gather at the Ricoh Coliseum on July 29, 2017 for four hours of superb entertainment.

Viewers can bring their ASAP experience to the next level by downloading the TFC Live Events App.  The app is the official mobile app for TFC (The Filipino Channel) global events, and allows one to get the latest updates and exclusive insider information about ASAP in Toronto.

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