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ANC, THE ABS-CBN NEWS CHANNEL MARKS ITS 20TH YEAR WITH LAUNCH OF HD CHANNEL, NEW SHOWS, AND EXTENSIVE ‘HALALAN 2016’ COVERAGE

  On its 20 th   year, ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel continues to conquer new territory with the launch of its own High Definition (HD) channel on SkyCable.  ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs head Ging Reyes made this announcement in a press conference held inside the ABS-CBN compound earlier today, February 29. Reyes said this new development will cement ANC’s position as the gold standard and primary source of Philippine news and analysis for the country's business and political leaders. “This is what ANC has continuously strived to be: the best, most reliable, and prestigious english language, all-news channel in the Philippines. There is still a lot more in store for ANC, as we mark twenty years this coming May. Stay tuned for these exciting developments,” she said. ANC also debuted two new programs anchored by three of the most respected names in the fields of business, politics, and the academe this February.  Teddy Locsin, Jr. and Prof. Prospero de Vera

“MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN” LAUNCHES `SHARE YOUR MIRACLE' WEBSITE

Sony Pictures' inspiring new film “Miracles from Heaven” has launched a website to let moviegoers share who their everyday miracles in life are. Users can visit  www.ShareYourMiracle.com  to create a customized digital image of someone who is a miracle in their life, whether it is an encouraging family member, a loving spouse or partner, motivating teacher, best friend, etc. On the site, users can upload a photo, personalize it, and share it easily on their social channels or the website's gallery. The trailer for “Miracles from Heaven” launched last November to record-shattering numbers, and to date has over 178 million views. The film is Sony Pictures' pre-Lenten Season presentation in the Philippines. “Miracles from Heaven” is based on the incredible true story of the Beam family. When Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter's hea

Jack Reid On JaDine Being In A Relationship: Awesome!

There's a new cute boy in the block and might possibly make our little girls cry, it's no one else but James Reid equally handsome brother Jack Reid. He'll be part of TV5's Sunday noontime show "HAPPY TRUCK HAPPinas" that will start airing on March 6 at 11am. He'll be joining the new all-male group of YOLOL (You Only Live Once Lang) along with Akihiro Blanco, Andrew Muhlach (brother of Aga Muhlach), VJ Marquez (son of Joey Marquez), Owy Posadas, and Jason Salvador (brother of Maja Salvador). We got the chance to ask him during the show's presscon on joining showbiz, how will he differentiate himself from his brother, and his reaction on JaDine (James and Nadine) admission of their real relationship. Check this out.

ERIC BANA MAKES THE TOUGHEST CHOICES IN “THE FINEST HOURS”

Australian actor Eric Bana (“Hulk,” “Lone Survivor”) plays Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff, the commanding officer of the Coast Guard station when the storm hit, in Walt Disney Pictures' gripping sea rescue tale, “The Finest Hours.” The film is based on the extraordinary true story of the greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history in the U.S. Presented in Digital 3D, the film transports audiences to the heart of the action, creating a fully-immersive cinematic experience on an epic scale. “Cluff is new to this particular region of Amercia, and while being an outsider in a small town is always a struggle, it’s even more difficult when you are in a position of power and have to command people who are local and have been there much longer than my character has,” Bana says. He continues, “Cluff is from the South and everything about him is different, from the way he commands to how he sounds, and he anticipated having a level of respect from his men which is just not the

JaDine Kilig on ASAP Chill Out

All the while I thought I had enough of the JaDine kilig from their concert last night but it's not. The new couple, James Reid and Nadine Lustre, who became official last February 11 opened up to their fans how their feelings were developed and how they end up together. This is surely must watch for JaDine fans who are very happy with their announcement that they're in a relationship already.

Elmo Magalona and James Reid Dance Showdown at JaDine In Love Concert

Elmo Magalona and James Reid had a dance showdown at the JaDine In Love Concert where they moved with suave to the dance hits like Nae Nae, Dessert, and Twerk It Like Miley.

Vice Ganda at JaDine In Love Concert

Vice Ganda was a special guest at JaDine In Love concert. He smelled the armpit of James Reid. Waaah!

James Reid Said "I Love You" To Nadine Lustre at JaDine Love Concert

JaDine fans were caught in kilig and surprise when at the last part of the sold out concert "JaDine Love" held at the Araneta Coliseum, James Reid said "I Love You" to Nadine Lustre. Reports say that they've been officially together since February 11 this year. What do you think of this latest development of JaDine?

#ChikkanessEats - Baked Red Bean and Sago Pudding of Lugang Cafe

#ChikkanessEats baked red bean and sago pudding #foodporn A post shared by Albert Bryan aka GIRL (@chikkanessave) on Feb 18, 2016 at 11:21pm PST I've been reading a lot of good reviews on the food being served at Lugang Cafe. I tried the one located at the SM Mall of Asia. One that stood out for me was their dessert - baked red bean and sago pudding. Oh I just love how it's presented that I took photo of it immediately.  Physically, it looks delectable but I was surprised that it's delicious more than what I expected. I'm really into puddings. I remember when I was in my nursery, I celebrated my birthday at school with pudding as my cake. I can't believe I made a second order of the dessert as I just love how the leche flan became more flavorful with the other ingredients combined.

MARVEL STUDIOS BEGINS PRODUCTION ON “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2”

Marvel Studios has begun principal photography at Pinewood Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, on Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” which is slated to hit U.S. theaters on  May 5, 2017 . The production will shoot at Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is written and directed by James Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Slither”). The film marks the return of the original Guardians, including Chris Pratt (“Jurassic World,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Peter Quill/Star-Lord; Zoe Saldana (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness”) as Gamora; Dave Bautista (“Spectre,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”) as Drax; Bradley Cooper (“Joy,” “American Sniper”) as the voice of Rocket; Vin Diesel (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Furious 7”) as the voice of Groot; Michael Rooker ( “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Jumper”) as Yondu; Karen Gillan (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “The Big Short”) as Nebula; and Sean Gunn (“Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Gilmore Girls”) as Kraglin.

Professional-quality Photos Right at Your Fingertips With OPPO F1

Global electronics and technology service provider OPPO locally launched their first phone of the year, the OPPO F1. Boasting an amazing front camera, the F1 has been dubbed the “Selfie Expert,” thanks to its mix of hardware and software working together to make every selfie fantastic. This was emphasized during the launch, with the event setup designed similar to that of a photography studio as guests were given free use of the F1. Built-in Styling Team At 8 megapixels, the OPPO F1’s front camera has an 84-degree-wide angle camera lens with f/2.0 aperture, and a ¼-inch sensor that allows 40 percent more light to enter the camera than an f/2.4 aperture lens. It comes with Beauty 3.0+ and eight various filters, which brighten the skin and remove blemishes, and a display that can double as flash in low-light environments. Both the camera’s hardware and software work together as if the OPPO F1 has a built-in styling team that will glam the user up in no time. Th

BEHOLD “BATMAN v SUPERMAN'S” EXCLUSIVE POSTER FOR IMAX

The battle is bigger in IMAX! Take your first look at exclusive IMAX poster of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” which has just been unveiled by Warner Bros. The one-sheet also nicely reminds viewers that “select footage” were filmed using IMAX cameras. From director Zack Snyder comes “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters’ first big-screen pairing. Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film also stars Oscar nominees Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane as Martha

“GHOSTBUSTERS” TEASER POSTER FEATURES ICONIC LOGO

The teaser poster for Columbia Pictures' “Ghostbusters” reboot is now up online, featuring the iconic No Ghosts Allowed logo, coupled with the original's catch-phrase, “Who You Gonna Call?” The studio also unveiled an image of the Ecto-2 motorcycle which is rumored to be the ride of Chris Hemsworth's character, plus the date the teaser trailer officially arrives:  March 3, 2016 . Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, “Ghostbusters” is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer! Kristen Wiig plays Erin Gilbert, a particle physicist, academic firebrand, spectral warrior; Kate McKinnon is Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineer, munitions expert, and proton wrangler; Melissa McCarthy is Abby Yates, a parano

Sold Out Concert For Music Royalties: Angeline, Erik, Martin and Regine

Last Valentine's, amidst the number of concerts held, one stood out and that is the "Royals Concert" headlined by Prince of Pop Erik Santos, Queen of Teleserye Theme Songs Angeline Quinto, Concert King Martin Nievera, and Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez. The two-nights concert were sold out in both venues: SM MOA Arena (Feb 13) and Waterfront Hotel and Casino (Feb 14). Key highlights include: Whitney Houston medley sang by Angeline and Regine where both are trying to lift up each other and not make "sapaw" Regine did a special number dedicated to her mom Audience were serenaded by Martin and Erik as they sing the hits of Basil Valdez A tribute number for Master Showman German Moreno Martin Nievera and Regine Velasquez sang "On The Wings Of Love" Angeline cried and hugged her idol Regine after their Whitney Houston medley Angeline and Erik kissed on the lips which could be interpreted that they're a couple already Check out th

“On the Wings of Love” bids farewell on February 26

Destiny will always find a way to bring back old lovers together as the hit Kapamilya show “On the Wings of Love” top billed by James Reid and Nadine Lustre nears its finale on February 26 (Fri). Set to end in 10 days, “On the Wings of Love” has turned into a phenomenal hit among Filipinos worldwide since it premiered in August 2015 as it captivated audiences with the heartfelt love story of Clark and Leah. Critics and fans alike also praised how the show championed OFW issues by delving into thorough research to properly depict it in “On the Wings of Love.” As such, the show consistently garners strong ratings, beating its rival program. Avid viewers who want to catch-up and do marathons watch it via iWant TV, catapulting “On the Wings of Love” in the catch up service’s list of most watched programs. Even the show’s merchandise and scrapbooks rule best sellers list, proving how the show is a big hit among Filipinos of all ages in the country and abroad. “On

DISNEY’S “ZOOTOPIA” HEAD OF STORY IS A PINAY!

Another Filipino artist rises atop the global animation stage with the release of Disney’s new animated feature, “Zootopia” whose Co-Head of Story is Filipino-American Josie Trinidad. She oversees the story team, which is responsible for translating the script to its first visual form. Trinidad joined Disney Animation Studios in 2004 as a story apprentice. Once she completed training, she was hired as a story artist. Her Disney credits include 2009’s feature film “The Princess and the Frog,” the 2010 adventure “Tangled,” the arcade-game-hopping “Wreck-It Ralph,” and shorts “How to Hook Up Your Home Theater” and “The Ballad of Nessie.” Before she joined the Disney team, she worked as an illustrator for toy company MGA Entertainment, as well as Klasky Csupo on animated commercials. She was inspired to pursue animation as a career at age 8 while watching “Robin Hood” on VHS. “We accidentally paused the movie and it continued to play in slow motion,” says Trinidad. “I saw

KILIG-KWENTUHAN WITH ALDEN RICHARDS AND MAINE MENDOZA

Ngayong Miyerkules, tuluy-tuloy pa rin ang selebrasyon ng buwan ng mga puso sa TWAC! Tiyak na mapupuno ng kilig-kwentuhan ang inyong gabi at mapapa-'Aldub You' kayo, dahil sa mga  espesyal na panauhin ni igan Arnold Clavio - walang iba kundi ang tinaguriang 'Phenomenal  Love Team' na ALDub, na binubuo nina Alden Richards at Maine 'Yaya Dub' Mendoza! Matatandaang sa mga nakaraang pagbisita ni Alden sa TWAC, 'Tay' kung tawagin ni Alden si  igan Arnold Clavio. Kaya naman sa Miyerkules, tila may pormal na pagpapakilalang magaganap  sa pagitan nilang tatlo! Ano naman kaya ang masasabi ni igan tungkol kay Maine? At sa mga inihandang pakulo ni igan, kung saan mabubuking na raw ang tunay na  nararamdaman ng dalawa para sa isa't isa, tiyak na kikiligin ang buong Aldub Nation! Tulad ng challenge na 'Sino ang Mas?'  kung saan malalaman natin ang pagkakaiba at  pagkakapareho ng ugali, mga gusto at ayaw nina Alden at Maine.

Kim Chiu Reacts To Valentine's Surprise of Xian Lim

As early as 10pm on the night before the Valentine's day, Xian Lim was busy preparing already for his surprise to love team partner Kim Chiu.  Xian revealed that Kim loves surprises. Kim requested though that it should not be as grand as it was but she's very grateful for the sweet and consistent gesture made by Xian. In the end, Xian shared this quote to us "If you want to get, be persistent. If you want to keep, be consistent." It seems to me that Xian is into Kim already and vice versa. I guess we just have to wait for the right time for them to mutually agree to be in a relationship already. What do you think?

Richard Gutierrez Makes A Grand TV Comeback with "Ang Panday"

The original Fantaserye King makes a big comeback as Richard Gutierrez star in the grandest and modernized version of Carlos J Caparas' "Ang Panday" starting February 29 on TV 5 Primetime. During its grand presscon last February 11, Richard shared that he's working very hard for this project. "Malaking karangalan sa akin na maging isang Panday." He acknowledges that it's a big shoe to fill that's why he needs to prepare physically and put his whole heart for the project.  In the modern version, it will be discovered that Flavio (Richard) is a foundling and that he has a sibling. He will be fostered under the care of a priest while his sibling will be under the influence of a bad element. He will be joined by Christopher de Leon who will be his main nemesis Lizardo, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Alonzo Muhlach, Sam Pinto, Bangs Garcia, Empoy, Carlo Agassi, among others. What do you think of Richard Gutierrez' TV comeback project?

Xian Lim Describes Story With Kim Chiu As "Everlasting Love"

Xian Lim describes his story with Kim Chiu as "everlasting love." "Ang pagmamahal ko kay Kim is everlasting," adds Xian. Both were asked on the label of their relationship and Xian shared that their afraid to put label but without hesitation he told the press, "Mahal na mahal ko po si Kim." He asked though for understanding and that let's give it to them as he's taking care what they currently have, In response, Kim shared that she's very thankful na meron pang lalaking katulad nya na sobrang patient. Both will star in the upcoming teleserye "The Story Of Us" that's scheduled to premiere on February 29 on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. What can you say about Xian Lim's confession?

ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE IN “BATMAN v SUPERMAN” FINAL TRAILER

The epic final trailer of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is now online. From director Zack Snyder comes “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” starring Oscar winner Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters’ first big-screen pairing. Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film also stars Oscar nominees Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, and Laurence Fishburne as Perry White; Oscar winners Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter as Senator Finch; and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. Snyder directe

MAIN TRAILER OF DISNEY'S “JUNGLE BOOK” ROARS WITH ACTION

The main trailer of Walt Disney Pictures' new, imaginative take on the classic children’s adventure “The Jungle Book” roars online. Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johannsson), a

WAR BETWEEN SISTER QUEENS ESCALATES IN NEW “HUNTSMAN” TRAILER

Discover the story that came before Snow White in Universal Pictures' new fantasy adventure “The Huntsman: Winter’s War.” Chris Hemsworth and Oscar® winner Charlize Theron return to their roles from “Snow White and the Huntsman,” joined by Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. Theron stars as evil Queen Ravenna, who betrays her good sister Freya (Blunt) with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love. As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between them is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric (Hemsworth). Alongside fellow warrior Sara (Chastain)—the only woman who has ever captured his heart—Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister…or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity. Producer Joe Roth (“Maleficent

Enrique Gil Surprises Liza Soberano On Valentine's Day With A Special Gift

I thought it will just be another one Valentine's Day that I just have to pass by. It was different today as someone made me cry. The sight of Liza Soberano crying out of joy because of Enrique Gil's surprise Valentine's gift made me cry.  waah #EnriqueGil suprised #LizaSoberano with a super cute dog as Valentine's gift...grabeee ang kilig ngayong Valentine's day... naiyak si Liza... #ASAPFebIbig #DolceAmore A photo posted by Albert Bryan aka GIRL (@chikkanessave) on Feb 13, 2016 at 10:19pm PST Liza was preparing already for her mall show for the grand fans day and promo of their upcoming teleserye "Dolce Amore" when Quen just hopped into her dressing room carrying a basket with a super cute puppy. Mikee!!!! very cute #LizQuen baby #ASAPFebIbig #DolceAmore A photo posted by Albert Bryan aka GIRL (@chikkanessave) on Feb 13, 2016 at 11:03pm PST All in the room were caught surprise with Quen's sweet gesture. I was

Angeline Quinto and Erik Santos Kissed at "Royals" Concert

Erik Santos took this #SelfieAtChikkanessPhone It seems that what happened at the recently concluded "Royals" concert confirms the relationship status of Erik Santos and Angeline Quinto as they gave in to Regine Velasaquez' request for a kiss on the lips between the two. #AngelineQuinto and #ErikSantos kissed during the #RoyalsTheConcert A video posted by Albert Bryan aka GIRL (@chikkanessave) on Feb 13, 2016 at 7:57am PST Angeline requested Erik to kiss her Nanay Vice Ganda first before he could kiss which Erik without hesitation did.   The "Royals" concert was highly successful with around 95% seats occupied I think. Apart from the highlight I just mentioned above, I love the Whitney Houston number between Regine and Angeline without upstaging one another. Erik and Martin did a Basil Valdez tribute that was received with kilig by girls on the audience. The four had a fitting tribute as well for Kuya Germs, singing songs related to