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OPPO Stars of the Night

The OPPO Stars of the Night honor was awarded to the much-talked-about tandem Carlo Aquino and Angelica Panganiban. With their glamorous ensembles and captivating off-stage moments, CarGel was one of the hot love teams who shined throughout the night, just like the Starry Purple F9—OPPO’s smartphone representation for the star-studded night. #TheBall2018xOPPO #ABSCBNBall2018

Top 5 Visually Stunning Movies to Enjoy on Your Mobile Phone

The Vivo V11’s  Halo Fullview™ Display  features  a 91.27% screen-to-body ratio that  delivers a convenient and an uninterrupted viewing experience that turns your video into a high-quality one at anytime, anywhere. Our way of viewing films has changed ever since smartphones emerged. We are no longer limited to watching through television, theater, and other large media devices. Smartphone technology has revolutionized media accessibility as it gives us the freedom and mobility to consume media on a whim. For instance, we can simply watch our favorite film while commuting to work, traveling around the country, or during lunch breaks.  This is certainly one way to momentarily escape from the boredom and drudgery of the daily grind. To further feed our artistic cravings and urge to get away from the mundane, here is a list of visually stunning movies to enjoy on your mobile phone:


Campaign dedicated to Bantay Bata’s Children’s Village launched The country’s highly anticipated celebrity fashion event of the year brought together more than 300 Kapamilya stars for a night of celebration and giving back at the ABS-CBN Ball 2018 held at the Makati Shangri-La Saturday night (Sep 29). While sophistication and couture took center stage on the red carpet, the evening marked the launch of collaborative efforts to relaunch Bantay Bata 163’s Children’s Village.

IMUREGEN: Strengthens one's immune system

IMUREGEN  is a food supplement in capsule or liquid form that can be taken as vitamins to supplement nucleotides in the body. It was created for the immune system sourced only from all natural ingredients that support T-cell production, intestinal integrity and has anti-tumor effects.  Dietary NUCLEOTIDES provide a range of health benefits. They are the building blocks of DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) and RNA (Ribonucleic Acid). One Nucleotide is one "unit" of a DNA or RNA strand. Our body needs billions of these any time a cell divides to make a new copy of DNA, and also when it makes proteins. These proteins are responsible for pretty much everything that goes on in our body. What does NUCLEOTIDES DO? Supports healthy tissue generation and regeneration. Supports your body's natural healing process. Helps maintain cholesterol levels that are already within normal limits. Helps in growth and development. Protects cells from damage caused by free radi

Mickey Mouse Celebrates 90 Years of Magic in the Philippines at ‘Share-A-Smile’ Fair in SM

Retail campaign ‘Share-A-Smile’ kicks off across all SM stores with exclusive Mickey Mouse merchandise and mall activations Mickey with SM Little Stars Celebrating 90 years of Mickey being The True Original and 60 #AweSM years of retail innovation, The Walt Disney Company Philippines and SM Supermalls and SM Retail team up for a spectacular Mickey Mouse experience with ‘ Share-A-Smile’ – a retail campaign with SM celebrating Mickey’s 90 th anniversary in the Philippines. With Mickey-inspired merchandise – from shirts, toys, bags, and so much more – fans of the beloved Mickey Mouse can definitely kick-off Mickey’s birthday celebrations in the Philippines starting this September. Until October 31, SM mall-goers are in for an immersive retail experience across 10 SM supermalls in Metro Manila.


Experience the thrill and action of ABS-CBN’s leading primetime action series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” in an escape room opening on October 6 (Saturday) at the third level of Ayala Malls Vertis North.    ABS-CBN has partnered with Left Behind PH, a local escape room game company, to bring the fun and suspense of the country’s most watched program to life in an exciting and stimulating challenge in continuing celebration of the show’s third anniversary.

What Makes Vivo V11 “Halo” FullView™ Display A Game Changer?

Mobile phone screen size matters more than we usually acknowledge. As time goes by, international smartphone producers have kept up and have developed advancements to make smartphones more cost-effective, yet functional at the same time. The fad nowadays is constantly adapting to the users’ needs as easy access to everything through their portable smartphone, a useful version of their personal computer, is now a part of daily life. A mobile phone is no longer considered as just a mobile phone as we’re now quickly moving to the age of “AI Technology”, where everything is just a click away. With the V11, Vivo’s latest revolutionary breakthrough, smoother and more effortless access to emails, mobile banking, and bill payments can be easily accomplished anywhere at any time. The V11’s Halo FullView™ Display , its key design feature, al lows a continuous immersive experience for the user to keep up with modern times.

Philippines Mark Mugen faces South Korea's Do Gyeom Lee for URCC Colossal

URCC Global launches its biggest, most exciting, adrenaline pumping fight card,  “COLOSSAL,”  at the Araneta Coliseum on September 29, 7:00p.p.m. highlighted by the featherweight showdown between top Filipino pick Mark “Mugen” Striegl and  South Korean fighter Do Gyeom Lee. The Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) was founded by Filipino Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Alvin Aguilar which started the trwnd of mixed martial arts (MMA) trend in the Philippines with its inaugural event at the Casino Filipino Ampitheater in Parañaque City on November 23, 2002, and has since become the breeding ground for world-class Filipino Fighters who have charted their own respective legacies in the global MMA arena. This year, the URCC markes its foray towards global domination in the mixed martial arts scene with the creation of URCC Global, spearheaded by its new chairman, Arnold Vegafria. Under its strengthened leadership, URCC Global hopes to penetrate the Southeast Asian region


Embrace your inner anti-hero and check out the interactive  Venom  booth at the Cosplay Mania 2018 on Sept 29-30, SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Fans can watch special footage, check out the mini symbiote lab, hear Venom speak on the listening wall, take selfies while on the Ducati Scrambler, get a chance to win Venom  premiere tickets, score limited edition freebies and more when they visit the booth.


Mary Joy Apostol plays a woman who must learn to rise above her as a product of incest on this Saturday’s (September 29) “MMK.” Roxanne (Mary Joy) had a happy childhood being cared for by the social workers in a Bantay Bata Children’s Village she started living with her aunts. She was passed around from home to home from the age of seven and made to feel alone and unwanted.


When love ends in tragedy… McCoy De Leon and Heaven Peralajo team up for the first time in this Saturday’s (September 29) “Ipaglaban Mo.” Greg (McCoy) is a responsible young man who has taken to providing for his family when his father died. He works hard and makes sacrifices for his family, including his own happiness. That is until he meets Rose (Heaven).


Jerome Ponce, Vivoree Esclito, and CK Kieron are teaming up to teach viewers that real beauty goes beyond just physical attractiveness in “Wansapanataym Presents: ManiKen ni Monica” starting this Sunday (Sep 30).


One of today’s hottest young artists, Maymay Entrata, goes to the Queen City of the South on October 19 (Friday) for the much-awaited musical event–“The Dream Tour Maymay in Concert Live in Cebu”. Catch the Star Pop singer as she performs the MOR Pinoy Music Awards 2018’s Song Of the Year “Shanawa,” and her other hit songs ”Kabaduyan,” “Toinks,” “Baliw,” and a lot more. Joining Maymay are Maris Racal and her onscreen partner Edward Barber. The show will be held at the Hoops Dome Arena, Lapu-Lapu City and will start at 8 PM. Grab your tickets now at SM Tickets, Ticketworld, SM City Cebu Customer Service, and Rainbow Connections for only P2,200 (VVIP ticket with meet and greet session), P1,590 (VIP), P990 (gold), P636 (silver), and P336 (bronze). For more details, follow Star Music on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @StarMusicPH.

Which is Witch? Get to know the types of creatures in A Discovery of Witches

© 2018 Sky UK A Discovery of Witches is an exciting new television series based on a novel of the same name which is part of Deborah Harkness’s romantic historical fantasy All Soul’s Trilogy. It follows the story of Diana Bishop, an Oxford professor and a gifted if reluctant witch who found an enchanted manuscript in the library. Upon breaking open the seal of the book, she was thrust headlong into the magical world that she had worked carefully not to be a part of. She is assisted by a charming and handsome (of course) vampire Matthew Clairmont, who also happens to be a geneticist, as she sets out to unlock the book’s secrets. But what is a romantic historical fantasy without the romance? Of course, Diana and Matthew fall in love along the way, and that itself has some repercussions in the magical community. Witches and vampires should not be equally yoked with each other, or else there will be trouble! In the world of A Discovery of Witches , there are three kinds of


All of us have something inside of us that just boils with rage. Someone (or something) gets triggered, and wouldn’t it feel great to set that free?  How satisfying would it be to chomp some idiot’s head clean off?  How fun to show the world what’s lurking inside of you? For Eddie Brock, that monster – Venom – is about to be unleashed – and the dark side of his personality will literally come out, in Columbia Pictures’ new action-thriller  Venom .

Mr. Pure Energy Gives Back

With a renewed zest for life and music, Gary Valenciano gears up for ‘Gary V, Mr. Pure Energy on XS,’ a fund-raising concert for the benefit of Xavier School charities. Just three months after his double health scare, Gary Valenciano is back to doing what he loves best: performing for the people. It’s his way of giving thanks for receiving a second lease on life, so to speak. Mr. Pure Energy, despite of all that he has gone through the past several years, has so much to thank for.

OPPO partners with ABS-CBN Ball 2018 for the benefit of Bantay Bata 163

With the ABS-CBN Ball 2018 Share the Love event right around the corner, global technology innovator OPPO extends its full support for one of the most highly anticipated events in the entertainment industry, especially for its worthy cause. This year’s prestigious event is dedicated to the relaunch of Bantay Bata 163’s Children’s Village at Norzagaray, Bulacan, which is slated for December 2018 and will provide a home for abused, exploited, and neglected children in need. Through immediate care and holistic healing, this new home will help children grow up within improved physical and psychological conditions and a structured, values-centered environment.


Mico Halili leads star-studded sports squad on TV and digital The Score's main Anchor with members of The Score squad like Michele Gumabao, Joe Devance, Pao Javelona, and Beau Belga ABS-CBN S+A’s flagship program “The Score” will debut a new and more exciting format on digital and on television this Monday (October 1) as it also introduces its new main anchor, veteran sports commentator and analyst, Mico Halili. The new “The Score” promises to be bigger, better, and bolder as it offers a variety of sports content and experiences to Filipino sports fans throughout the week, going live on the ABS-CBN Sports Youtube channel and Facebook at 1 pm and airing on primetime television at 6 pm on S+A and S+A HD.


Coco brings thanksgiving to Bulakenyo fans… The whole cast of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” continues to bring joy to fans in different provinces as it celebrates its third anniversary with love and gratitude this month. Exciting surprises await Bulakenyos as the cast, led by Coco Martin, visits San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan on October 7 (Sunday) with the “Sorpresaya Truck” of ABS-CBN TVplus. The show previously kicked off its month-long celebration by bonding with fans in Malolos, Bulacan and Lubao, Pampanga.

Brillante Mendoza’s ALPHA, The Right To Kill Competes at San Sebastian

World renowned Filipino film director Brillante Mendoza is back in the international scene with his newest film “ALPHA, The Right to Kill” competing in the main competition at San Sebastian International Film Festival in San Sebastian, Spain. The San Sebastián International Film Festival is an annual international film festival held in the Spanish city of Donostia-San Sebastián in the Basque Country. Since its creation in 1953, it has been established itself as one of the most important cinema festivals in the world, being one of only 14 "A" category competitive festivals accredited by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations). This is the first time that a Filipino film is selected as a Main Competition film in this prestigious festival. It is also a first time for Director Mendoza to participate in San Sebastian. 


20th Century Fox unleashes the rise of one of the most powerful mutants in the X-Men universe in "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" starring Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Alexandra Shipp, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Evan Peters and Kodi Smit-McPhee,  written and directed by Simon Kinberg.  


Witness a boxing match for the ages. Check out the brand new trailer of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Creed II” and watch the film in Philippine cinemas November 28.

Vivo V11 for the Fashion-Forward Youth

Actor and recording artist Daniel Padilla poses with the Vivo V11 that complements his sleek gradient-themed suit at the V11 launch. Vivo’s latest revolutionary breakthrough, the Vivo V11, is a testament to the brand’s relentless vision to produce the most sought-after modern phone . Not only is it armed with sophisticated technical specs and functionality, it also bears a sleek and cool design that is undeniably compatible with today’s fashion. It is perfect for consumers who yearn for a state-of-the-art smartphone that will complement their overall modern style and taste. Vivo V11’s futuristic immersive design boasts an aesthetic that can complete your contemporary Outfit of the Day (OOTD).


Witness the brightest Kapamilya stars in their best and most stunning looks in real time as Metro Channel airs the exclusive red carpet coverage of the ABS-CBN Ball 2018—with master of couture Rajo Laurel, international model, coach, and “Women of Style” host Joey Mead-King, and premium eventologist and host Tim Yap—this Saturday (September 29) at 6 PM. As trendsetters themselves, Joey, Rajo, and Tim lead the pack through all the elegant gowns and dashing suits with esteemed fashion insights. Get inspired with all the noteworthy details and adorable moments that are hotly anticipated by the country this weekend.


#TheMoffattsReunionTourMNL Midas Promotions is happy to announce that  The Moffatts  will return to Manila for their  REUNION TOUR on the 30th of November, 2018.  They will be performing an intimate live set at the  Kia Theatre , that will be renamed the New Frontier Theatre after October 1st.

Shopee launches its first tech-themed Super Brand Day with the Samsung Blue Sale

Get ready for discounts up to 60% off on the Samsung Official Store during The Samsung Blue Sale from 24 to 27 September Shopee’s Super Brand Day is back, this time with the first-ever tech-themed instalment with consumer electronic giant, Samsung. From September 24 to 27, users can shop at  The Samsung Blue Sale featuring exclusive deals, vouchers, exciting giveaways and up to 60% off storewide on the Samsung Official Store on Shopee. Terence Pang, Shopee’s Chief Operating Officer,  said, “Electronics has always been a popular category on Shopee, and following the launch of Shopee Gadget Zone earlier this year, we continue to see a steady increase in demand for tech products. We are proud to partner Samsung for the first tech-themed Super Brand Day, and look forward to working closely with them to deliver even more exclusive deals and promotions for our tech-savvy users.”

OPPO named by Counterpoint as a leader in premium smartphones

OPPO has been named as the leading smartphone brand by market research firm Counterpoint in the lower premium segment. This impressive result proves that the brand is thriving amongst fierce competition in a largely saturated market. Furthermore, with more than 95% of flagship sales coming from the domestic China market, OPPO has ample opportunity to grow its share and thus bring more beautiful smartphone products to young consumers around the world. High-end smartphone market price range and OEM share (Source: Counterpoint)


In Universal Pictures’ new action-comedy  Johnny English Strikes Again ,  what ensues is a battle of wit versus the witless, mastermind versus Mr Mindless, high tech versus analogue as Johnny English lurches from one mishap to the next.    in Philippine cinemas October 10, the film stars Rowan Atkinson (the  Johnny English  films), Olga Kurylenko ( Quantum of Solace ) and Emma Thompson ( Beauty and the Beast ).  

Noel Cabangon To Hold "Dreaming of Home" Concert with Davey Langit Tonight September 26

They say home is where the heart is. But for  Noel Cabangon  and  Davey Langit , home is where their music is. And home for their music is amidst the cool weather and pine trees of Baguio. Both singing and songwriting masters trace the roots of their musical beginnings in the small pubs and joints up north, expressing themselves through the music of such 70’s icons like James Taylor, Seals and Crofts, America all the way to the newer music stars like Jason Mraz and John Mayer. 

All Systems Go for Far From Perfect: True Faith’s Senti 25, The Silver Anniversary Show”

With less than a month to go, the fans of True Faith are getting more and more excited about one of 2018’s highly anticipated OPM concerts … “ Far From Perfect: True Faith’s Senti 25, The Silver Anniversary Show” which will be slated on Oct. 25, 2018 at the Music Museum.      There’s just no stopping phenomenal band True Faith from doing what they love to do – that is performing on stage in front of their fans and communicating directly with them through their endearing music. It’s really something to look forward because this is deemed to be a grand Anniversary celebration with their fans and friends in the business.

SunPIOLOgy turns TEN

Bike, Run + Play, Give Back to Live Healthier Lives  From art auctions to obstacle courses, SunPIOLOgy has come a long way. SunPIOLOgy is a charity-sporting event from Sun Life Philippines and its ambassador Piolo Pascual. Turning a decade old, a TR10 of events will thrill its fans to raise funds for education, diabetes awareness, and help more Filipinos live healthier lives. Dubbed as “SUNPIOLOGY TR10”, there are three ways to be part of this milestone: SUN CYCLE PH on November 17 at Bonifacio Global City, SUN LIFE RESOLUTION RUN and SUN vs STARS with Star Magic, both happening on January 26, 2019 at Camp Aguinaldo.

The marriage between tech and fashion = the ultimate user experience

Super AMOLED Halo FullView TM  Display Trendsetters have always paraded their smartphones as bold fashion statements, but the design philosophy behind a style-setting smartphone goes way beyond just colors and looks. The sensory touch, grip and the shape of the phone are also key factors that go into the ultimate smartphone experience. Clearly building a modern smartphone is no simple task. Underneath the exterior, a multitude of unknown challenges require thinking outside the box, such as compact structural stacking, specific component design, and a host of advanced technical conundrums. The new Vivo V11 and V11i highlight the smartphone maker’s commitment to predicting and fulfilling consumer needs. Every aspect of the phone has been carefully considered – the result is a finely-crafted and precise marriage between tech and fashion.


“Girls Trip” breakout star Tiffany Haddish plays the no-nonsense teacher, Carrie, in to Universal Pictures’ hilarious comedy  Night School  (in Philippine cinemas September 26). Night School  follows a group of misfits (led by Kevin Hart) who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam.  


“One friendship can change everything.” Watch the brand new trailer for Paramount Pictures’ new action-adventure  Bumblebee , from director Travis Knight ( Kubo and the Two Strings ) and starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena. Check out the trailer here and watch  Bumblebee  in Philippine cinemas January 2019.

Smart partners with OPPO to drive LTE adoption in the Philippines

New LTE smartphone bundle made affordable Teaming up to push LTE in PH. Present at the signing ceremonies were (L-R): Smart Vice President for Prepaid Marketing Carlo Endaya, PLDT-Smart FVP and Consumer Marketing Head Andrew L. Santos, PLDT-Smart SVP and Head of Consumer Business Market Development Oscar Reyes Jr, OPPO Vice President for Channel Sales Zen Han, OPPO Vice President for Marketing Jane Wan, and OPPO Vice President for Operations Garrick Hung. PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is teaming up with popular smartphone brand OPPO in ramping up LTE smartphone adoption among its customers. Under the partnership, Smart and OPPO are offering the OPPO A71 phone kit bundle to Smart, TNT and Sun users at a discounted price to encourage more customers to upgrade their devices to LTE.


Charlie Hunnam  (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Sons of Anarchy) and Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) forge the most cunning alliance to escape the most guarded and brutal prison in their latest thrilling movie “Papillon”. Based on the international best-selling autobiographical books “Papillon” and “Banco," Papillon follows the epic story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon’s escape.


How will the future be for man if artificial intelligence becomes more human? Find out what happens in the acclaimed futuristic drama “Marjorie Prime” when it opens September 26 in local (PH) cinemas.                Very reminiscent of the Black Mirror series, critics are saying that it could be  the series’ best-written episode yet, “Marjorie Prime” is based on a play (of the same title) by New York playwright Jordan Harrison, who had wanted to construct a play about artificial intelligence (AI) and inspired by Brian Christian’s 2011 book, “The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive” which hypothesizes that computers will continue to get better at being human than humans.


Multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga stars in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “A Star is Born,” her first leading role in a major motion picture.  In the film, Bradley Cooper (who also directs the film) portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Gaga).  She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.


He’s back doing what he does best.  Universal Pictures has released the brand new trailer for the spy comedy  Johnny English Strikes Again  starring Rowan Atkinson (the  Johnny English  films), Olga Kurylenko ( Quantum of Solace ) and Emma Thompson ( Beauty and the Beast ).   Check out the trailer here and watch  Johnny English Strikes Again   in Philippine cinemas October 10.