Saturday, October 19, 2019

Globe Studios and Netflix Partner Exclusively to bring Filipino Film Dead Kids to Global Audiences



Netflix and Globe Studios today announced that they will be bringing Filipino film
Dead Kids, exclusively to the global internet entertainment service.

Dead Kids is directed by award-winning director, Mikhail Red, who is known for his internationally acclaimed films ‘Birdshot,’ and ‘Eerie,’ -- both of which are also streaming on Netflix. Dead Kids is a story based on true events, that touches on an exciting mix of friendship, coming-of-age, thriller, and crime rolled into one, societal eye-opening movie. The cast is composed of several young actors including Sue Ramirez, Khalil Ramos, Markus Paterson, Vance Larena, alongside rising young stars Kelvin Miranda, Gabby Padilla, and Jan Silverio

Director Mikhail Red said, "It has always been my dream as a filmmaker to bring Filipino cinema to a global audience. I am so glad and honored for Dead Kids to be a Netflix Film, which is a testament to the world-class talent here in the Philippines. Netflix is the perfect platform for the film to gain international spotlight, and we wouldn't be here without the hard work and determination of our cast, crew, and of course, Globe Studios. I hope people around the world will appreciate Dead Kids, and I hope this also helps open doors for more Filipino filmmakers."

“In our commitment to provide a variety of content that span geographical and cultural borders, Dead Kids brings our members around the world closer to the Philippines by experiencing a story that is written, shot, and produced completely in the Philippines, showcasing local Filipino talent, and based on events that would resonate with viewers both in the Philippines and abroad,” said Raphael Phang, Manager of Content Acquisition for SEA at Netflix. 

Ernest Cu, President and CEO of Globe said, “We have been working with Netflix since they first launched in the Philippines. Since then, we've celebrated a number of milestones together, including making Netflix more easily accessible for Filipino viewers through pre-paid promotions, video data plans, and an integrated billing option, as well as our first content partnership when they acquired Birdshot in 2018. It is our greatest honor that they chose Globe Studios' Dead Kids to be a Netflix Film, and I can't wait to see what everyone says about it.”

Dead Kids tells a compelling story about a socially awkward teen who bonds with a group of misfits who plots to take out the school’s arrogant rich kid, that is until their kidnapping scheme turns deadly. Dead Kids is set to premiere on Netflix later this year.

Friday, October 18, 2019

JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE MAKES #1 COMEBACK WITH MUCH-AWAITED COLLABORATION WITH RICO BLANCO, "ISANG GABI"



Fresh from winning Favorite Album (Breakthrough) and Favorite Collaboration (Down For Me feat. Fern.) at the 32nd Awit Awards, Asia's Pop Diva Julie Anne San Jose proves herself once again with her latest comeback single, "Isang Gabi."


Upon its release, the track debuted at #1 on the iTunes Philippines all-genre chart, another record for Julie's book, with her previous releases "Regrets," "Breakthrough" album and it's singles ("Tayong Dalawa" and "Nothing Left") sharing the same success. The two artists were also featured as the cover of Spotify's New Music Friday Philippines playlist.

Produced and written by OPM rock icon Rico Blanco, the track brings Julie into the shoes of the "third party" in someone else's relationship, as it explores themes of forbidden love and longing for someone you can't have. Aside from the unique point of view the singer-songwriter puts herself in for the first time, the music it is set to brings forth a unique mix of musical styles — featuring the Pinoy jukebox style of hugot, and putting some modern synth elements as well, resulting into a fresh yet familiar sound audiences would relate to. 


Talking about the collaboration, Julie says "I was so excited to work on this song with Rico, who's one of the greats in the industry, and the resulting track is something we're excited to share to all OPM fans out there."

Isang Gabi is now available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, and Amazon Music under Universal Records.

BOYCE AVENUE WITH DECEMBER AVENUE AND I BELONG TO THE ZOO LIVE AT THE BIG DOME THIS FEBRUARY 2020


Presented by Wilbros Live
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The “Boyce” are coming back due to popular demand. One of the biggest independent bands in the world – Boyce Avenue, are returning to Manila for a one-night Valentine’s weekend concert on February 16th at the Araneta Coliseum. This time, they will be joined by two of today’s most streamed local artists in the Philippines – December Avenue and I Belong To The Zoo.

Boyce Avenue is a Florida-based band whose name is a combination of two streets they grew up on in Sarasota. The band is popular for its strong acoustic roots and consists of the three Manzano brothers - Alejandro (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Fabian (guitar, vocals) and Daniel (bass, percussion, vocals). The band was formed in 2004 and in 2007 they began posting their videos on YouTube to great success. To date, they have over 4.8 Billion YouTube views and over 13.2 Million subscribers, making their channel one of the most popular in the world. The band frequently tours North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and visits new countries every year.

OPM band December Avenue, with their current light and soft rock sound, is best known for their massive hits “Sa Ngalan Ng Pag-Ibig”, “Bulong”, “Huling Sandali”, “Dahan” and “Kung ‘Di Rin Lang Ikaw” which features Moira, who successfully toured with Boyce Avenue in 2018. They are also joined by solo folk-acoustic artist, I Belong To The Zoo, popular for his chart-topping hits like “Sana”, “Balang Araw” and “Patawad, Paalam”.

Catch Boyce Avenue with December Avenue and I Belong To The Zoo in this one of a kind concert experience performing your favorite love and hugot songs on the Valentine’s weekend. Tickets go on-sale on Saturday, October 26 at 10AM via TicketNet.com.ph or call 8911-5555 for more information.

Presented by Wilbros Live
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Smart starts pre-order for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max



PLDT mobile subsidiary Smart Communications today announced it will offer the latest products from Apple, including iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, a new pro line for iPhone, as well as the new dual camera iPhone 11. Customers will be able to pre-order iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 ProMax beginning today, Oct. 18, at Smart Stores nationwide. The new iPhones will be available at Smart Stores starting Oct. 25. For complete pricing details, please visit www.smart.com.ph/Postpaid/iPhone11.

 

Make the most of the new iPhones with Smart Signature

 

Make the most of the new iPhones with Smart Signature, the reimagined postpaid experience that prioritizes you on Smart's award-winning network, provides you with worry-free connections, and puts you in control of your digital lifestyle.

 

The new iPhones are best experienced with Smart Signature Device Plan L, which comes with monthly 15GB data, Unli AnyNet Texts, Unli On-Net Calls and 150 min AnyNet Calls.

 

Under Smart Signature Device Plan L, Smart offers the iPhone 11 (64GB) for Php2,499 per month for 24 months with a one-time cash-out of Php7,000. With the same plan, Smart also offers the iPhone 11 Pro (64GB) for Php3,099 per month for 24 months with a one-time cash-out of Php11,500 and the iPhone 11 Pro Max (64GB) for Php3,299 per month for 24 months with a one-time cash-out of Php12,910.

 

Smart also makes it a lot easier to get hold of the new iPhones with affordable cash amortization options under Smart Signature Plan M, which comes with monthly 10GB data, Unli AnyNet Texts, Unli On-Net Calls and 150 min AnyNet Calls.

 

As great news to existing Smart Postpaid subscribers, those who are availing of iPhone via Retention can simply charge their device cash-out to their monthly bill – so there’s no need to shell out cash upfront.

 



Packed with new powerful and innovative capabilities

 

iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max feature a new triple-camera system that provides a pro-level camera experience with an Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto camera, delivering huge improvements to low-light photography with Night mode and the highest quality video in a smartphone. The powerful Apple-designed A13 Bionic chip provides unparalleled performance for every task while enabling an unprecedented leap in battery life, with iPhone 11 Pro offering up to four more hours of battery life in a day than iPhone Xs, and iPhone 11 Pro Max offering up to five hours more than iPhone Xs Max.

 

The new Super Retina XDR in the 5.8-inch iPhone 11 Pro and 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max is the brightest and most advanced display ever in an iPhone. iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max come in four gorgeous finishes including a beautiful new midnight green.

 

iPhone 11 is packed with new powerful and innovative capabilities seamlessly integrated with iOS 13, bringing an unparalleled user experience. iPhone 11 introduces a powerful dual-camera system with all-new Ultra Wide and Wide angle cameras, producing the highest quality video in a smartphone, offering major improvements in low-light photography with Night mode, and Portrait mode of people, pets, things and more. iPhone 11 is powered by the A13 Bionic chip to perform the most demanding tasks, while getting through an entire day on a single charge, and is designed to withstand the elements with improved water resistance and the toughest glass ever in a smartphone. iPhone 11 comes in six new gorgeous colors including purple, green, yellow, black, white and Product (Red).

 



Power the new iPhones with the country’s fastest mobile network

 

Enjoy the new iPhones powered by Smart, the country’s fastest mobile network as certified by third-party studies of world-renowned network analytics firms including Opensignal, Ookla, Tutela, and P3.

 

Smart is also the only mobile services provider in the Philippines that offers Carrier Billing for App Store and Apple Music, among others. This is a safe, secure, and convenient payment method that enables Smart Postpaid subscribers to easily charge all Apple purchases to their mobile phone bill – eliminating the need for a credit card. To know more, visit https://smart.com.ph/Pages/apple-direct-billing.

 

For more details on Smart pricing and data plans, please visit www.smart.com.ph/Postpaid/iPhone11. For more details on Apple products, please visit www.apple.com.

Journey into a one-of-a-kind play course with Jolly Treetop Adventure



Jolly Kids who seek thrilling adventures are in for an exciting playtime this October with the latest set of Jolly Kiddie Meal toys, the Jolly Treetop Adventure!

 

With the newest set of connectible toys from the country’s #1 fast-food chain, kids can discover different ways of having a treetop adventure with Jollibee and Friends as they swing, spin, slide, and glide around the tree.

 

Little explorers can join Jollibee in his tree-top swing by pushing down the bug on the trunk. They can also help Hetty collect fresh water by rotating the knob of her wheel, or play with Popo by rotating the tree branch nestled around him.

Jolly Kids can also let Twirlie slide from the sky by moving the lever upward when she reaches the ground and watch Yum fly around the tree in his cable-suspended ride when they spin his wheel counter-clockwise.

 

Collect and connect all five Jolly Kiddie Meal toys with every purchase of a Yumburger (P80), Yumburger Meal with Drink (P100), Jolly Spaghetti (P95), Jolly Spaghetti Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Burger Steak (P95), 1-piece Burger Steak Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Chickenjoy with rice (P122), or 1-piece Chickenjoy Meal with Drink (P137), each coming with its own Jolly Joy Box.

 

Let your kids marvel through trees as they go on an exhilarating outdoor adventure with Jollibee and Friends. Help them build their own Jolly Treetop Adventure site, available until October 31, 2019 only. Hurry and start collecting all five Jolly Kiddie Meal toys today by visiting the Jollibee branch nearest you!

PayMaya's new campaign jingle goes viral with 25 million views online



Everybody’s feeling the joy of the catchy jingle—and enjoying the world of benefits brought by going cashless with PayMaya.

 

There are many things that make for a really catchy tune, and one of them is the power of nostalgia. PayMaya draws from that rich 90's music pool as it unleashed its new campaign, "Don't Pay Cash. PayMaya!" set to the iconic tunes of the classic Eraserheads song entitled "Ligaya."

 

With the unforgettable melody that heralded one of the most memorable periods in '90's Pinoy rock music enmeshed in lyrics that narrate the "joys"–or Ligaya–of paying without having to use cash, the song has definitely become an earworm, capturing the ears and hearts of netizens as it amassed a combined 25 million views on the video streaming platform YouTube and social networking site Facebook. It's a stunning feat, considering it's only been over a week since the campaign launched.

 



The song takes the addictive and influential original song and cleverly rewrites its lyrics to talk about all the joy, the hassle-free convenience, and the various possibilities PayMaya has to offer to everyone–from earning cashbacks when you scan-to-pay with QR for groceries, sending allowance to your loved ones without delays, and buying the most affordable prepaid load for you and your barkada, among many others.

 

"Most Filipinos are fans of the Eraserheads, and who hasn't heard their iconic song, ‘Ligaya’? We made a fresh and relevant take on this timeless classic for our new campaign because we truly believe that PayMaya offers a fresh and relevant way to pay, particularly for Filipinos at this day and age. The time for cashless payments has truly arrived," said Raymund Villanueva, Director and Head of Growth and Brand Marketing at PayMaya.

 

If you haven’t seen or heard “Don’t Pay Cash. PayMaya!” video yet, you’re definitely missing out—check out the song on YouTube and see what everyone’s been jamming to.

 

And if you don’t have PayMaya account yet—what are you waiting for? Now is the best time to have a PayMaya account, because you can get as muchas P200 instantly on your account just by signing up, upgrading your account, and using your friend's invite code when you join.

 

Download the PayMaya app for iOS or Android and sign up today to feel the joy of paying for anything you want in the fastest, most secure, and most rewarding way! To know more about how you can maximize your account, visit www.paymaya.com/deals.

 

PayMaya, the digital financial services arm of Voyager Innovations, is the only financial technology company in the Philippines offering integrated consumer and merchant payment solutions with the widest on-ground branch network. It is the first to give millions of Filipinos an e-wallet that allows them to pay cashless transactions at any time of the day, anywhere in the world, and from any device. It is the financial technology arm of Voyager Innovations, the leading technology company in the country backed by PLDT, KKR, Tencent, World Bank’s IFC and the IFC Emerging Asia Fund. 

Jollibee welcomes multi-talented Maja Salvador as the newest face of Super Meals



Jollibee proudly introduces the latest member of its ever-growing family of endorsers—actress, dancer, and singer Maja Salvador as the newest face of Jollibee Super Meals.

Maja Salvador, a self-professed loyal Jollibee fan since childhood, was a natural choice for the Philippines’ leading fast food company to endorse Jollibee Super Meals thanks to her many talents that made her an enduring icon of Philippine showbiz for 16 years. The all-star offering puts together Jollibee’s iconic and best-tasting favorites—Chickenjoy, Burger Steak, and Jolly Spaghetti—in one meal!

 



“We’re really happy to welcome Maja to our Jollibee family,” says Joseph Aruta, Jollibee Senior Marketing Manager for Value Platforms Category. “With her multiple talents of exceptional acting, singing, and dancing and her long, enduring, and award-winning career in entertainment, we couldn’t find anyone else who’s a better fit for Jollibee Super Meals. We’re so excited about the stories we could tell with Maja.”

 

Salvador reveals that she and her family have been huge Jollibee fans since her childhood to the present, always having her favorite Jollibee meals during both special occasions and regular cravings. She loves combining different Jollibee favorites whenever she eats, especially when she’s super hungry. This is where the Super Meals, with all the iconic items already combined, come in really handy.

 



“With Super Meals, nandoon lahat. They’re such a crowd favorite! Jollibee really understood the needs of the practical Pinoys!”  she says. “When they want to treat themselves to some good food, they still want something sulit and complete with all their favorites.

The Super Meals are also a great stress reliever for Salvador in her work. “Pag sobrang hirap ng scenes ko sa mga teleserye, sasabihin ko talaga, ‘I deserve to eat my favorite meals!’ Lahat kakainin ko, may combinations, Chickenjoy and Spaghetti, or Burger Steak and Spaghetti,” she shares.

 



Jollibee also released their first Super Meals commercial with Maja Salvador, showcasing her showbiz prowess and talents. The TVC shines a deserving spotlight on her super amazing talents in acting, singing, and dancing, showing how having all these skills and pulling them off exceptionally made her a true Filipino crowd favorite for so many years, much like people’s all-time favorites Chickenjoy, Burger Steak, and Jolly Spaghetti being put together in one Super Meal for them to easily enjoy.

Get the Chickenjoy with Burger Steak and Half Jolly Spaghetti Super Meal for only PHP 150, Chickenjoy with 3-pcs. Shanghai and Half Jolly Spaghetti Super Meal for PHP 132, or the Yumburger with Half Jolly Spaghetti and Regular Fries Super Meal for PHP 102. All products come with rice and drink to complete the meal! These are available for dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, and delivery, in all Jollibee stores nationwide.

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

*Prices may vary.

15th Marites Allen Philippine Feng Shui Convention Preview

2020 is considered a year of new beginnings and renewals – new opportunities, love and business or career success.  This is what the country’s feng shui queen, Marites Allen, hinted at the press conference for the 15th Marites Allen Philippine Feng Shui Convention held at Novotel Manila Araneta City last October 9.

 

The Year of the Metal Rat is the year that the Chinese Zodiac will have come full circle, with the Rat being the first sign from the 12 animals cycle, and is seen to be a strong, prosperous, and lucky year, and is a great year for founding and evolving.  The years of the Rat are: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, and 2032.

 

Well attended by media and blogger guests, the press conference was a preview to the November 24 feng shui convention where, Ms. Allen will discuss forecasts on love, health, wealth, and career; ways on how to enhance the lucky sectors and downplay the unlucky sectors; meanings of special numbers; and how to tap your guide spirit.  She will also share how to have miracle mornings; how to create a wealth vase for 2020; how to do a vision board for 2020 and beyond; and reveal what’s on your destiny chart for the Year of the Metal Rat.

 

“It is very important that we create something for a new beginning.  A wealth vase is actually a combination of auspicious symbols that you can put together in a vase and bring home before the Chinese New Year, so it’s good to have that before the year ends,” Ms. Allen shares.  Another must-have is the vision board to which she recounts, “When I started learning and doing feng shui in 2004, I also started my vision boards. Looking back now at the photos of people I

wanted to meet along the way, I have met most of them. And those photos of

material things, like a kitchen or a house, I have achieved them.  So I’d like to teach you how to do vision boards on November 24.”

 

Lastly, Ms. Allen cautions those born in the year which clashes with the animal sign of 2020, “If you are BORN in the DAY or YEAR of the HORSE, then you are in CONFLICT with the Year of the RAT.”

 

The press conference also served as the launching of Marites Allen’s 2020 horoscope books, Feng Shui Almanac and Planner, the 2020 Feng Shui App, and the Frigga e-commerce website.

 

Wondering what’s in store for you for the Year of the Metal Rat?  Want to know how to maximize your good fortune in 2020? Secure your seats now for the 15th Marites Allen Philippine Feng Shui Convention happening on November 24, 2019 at the ballrooms of Novotel Manila Araneta City.  Get your tickets at Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/15th-marites-allen-philippine-feng-shui-convention-tickets-71031468033), call the following numbers: 0920-9509390 / 8188858/ 7360512 / 4707661 or email maritesallenevents@gmail.com.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Score Movie Passes for the Family to Watch Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” with Globe At Home Postpaid



Catch Disney’s newest fantasy adventure film, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” set to hit Philippine theatres on October 16. In this sequel to the 2014 global box office hit, Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora begin to question the complex family ties that bind them as they are pulled in different directions by impending nuptials, unexpected allies and dark new forces at play.

 

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville and Michelle Pfeiffer as Queen Ingrith, and is directed by Joachim Rønning. You can invite the family to watch this newest Disney flick on the big screen with Globe at Home!

 

Score two (2) movie invites via GMovies by applying for a Globe At Home Postpaid plan from October 10 to November 5, 2019 via the Globe Online Shop and Globe Stores nationwide. Successful applications will be receiving an email containing the GMovies code within 2-4 working days from installation. Online booking will happen on October 16 until November 10, 2019.

 

With Globe At Home, you can enjoy world class entertainment -- so make that switch to fast, unlimited internet with Globe At Home and apply for a GoUnli plan to get speeds up to 100 Mbps. Enjoy non-stop streaming with the whole family without data cap!  Starting at just P1,699 per month, Globe At Home gives you fast and reliable internet connection, unlimited data, and free access for 6 months to top streaming apps such as DisneyLife, FOX+ and Amazon Prime Video.

 

Find out more about this promo and other products and services by Globe At Home by following the official Globe at Home FB page. Don’t forget to follow Globe ICON on Facebook and Instagram for more updates.

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