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Brother delivers professional colour, effortless productivity with latest series of ‘business color’ LED machines

Brother’s  “Customer First” approach, where  uncompromising reliability to solutions deliver cutting-edge productivity and cost-saving technology for the modern business, can now be found in its new series of colour LED printers and Multi-Function Centres (MFCs) for home offices and small and medium businesses. This new series features two color LED printers,  HL-L3230CDN, HL-L3270CDW , and two Multi-Function Centers, the  MFC-L3735CDN  and  MFC-L3770CDW .

MayWard surprises fans and PLDT customers as Customer Care agents on Twitter

The tandem reaches out to PLDT Home Prepaid Wifi customers by directly answering their online queries MayWard, the popular onscreen tandem of Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber served as special PLDT customer care agents to help customers with their inquiries on PLDT Home Prepaid Wifi. The overwhelming customer response had #MayWardAtYourService trending on Twitter during the takeover.

INSIGNIA PRESENTS Danish pop artist MØ

Danish pop artist MØ will be coming to Manila for the first time on  April 15, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater , as part of her upcoming Forever Neverland World Tour that will include stops in Asia and Australia. MØ collaborated with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea on the 2014 single "Beg for It", which peaked at number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100, earning MØ her first entry on the chart. 

Individuals with special needs featured in the play “Martin, The Little Wolf”

Individuals with special needs take center stage when The Child’s World – A Growing Center (TCW-AGC)—a school for two to four-year olds and for nuero-diverse individuals with special needs— presents “Martin, The Little Wolf.” The play will be unveiled at the Star Theater on March 9, 2019, Saturday, at 3 pm.

THE RANSOM COLLECTIVE LEADS PROMISING ROSTER OF OPM TALENT UNDER MUSTARD MUSIC

Indie/folk-pop band The Ransom Collective has signed a recording deal with mustard music, a sublabel of Universal Records Philippines. Comprised of Kian Ransom (guitar), Redd Claudio (drums), Jermaine Choa Peck (percussions), Leah Halili (bass), Lily Gonzales (keyboards), and Muriel Gonzales (violin), the band fuses unique percussive patterns, acoustic guitar driven leads, and full vocal swells to create their distinctive sound. The six-piece are best known for their songs "Tides," "Settled," and "Open Road," all of which have been released under their self-titled EP (November 2014), and their full-length album Traces (May 2017), with both having received high praise from music critics and peers.

#DiscoverRealValue with realmePhilippines’ new smartphone this March

Game changer smartphone brand realme confirms bringing a new phone to the Philippine market third week of March. Similar to its predecessor the realme C1, the new phone is expected to make fans discover and experience the real value of an entry-level smartphone. The latest addition to the local portfolio of realme combines ultra-strong photography features, higher-tier processor performance and an impressive design–attributes that are unmatched in its price segment.

MAYMAY AND EDWARD RELEASE INDIVIDUAL SINGLES

MayWard delivers glee and romance in music MayWard delights music fans with fresh new singles under Star Pop—Maymay Entrata’s torn themed “Kakayanin Kaya” and Edward Barber’s captivating “No one Else.”    The ever-bright Maymay mellows with track “Kakayanin Kaya,” as the song sentimentalizes harboring feelings for a person who may like another. In the ballad, the young star hesitates whether to stay or to let go. Charming Edward is up with a heart-warming serenade entitled “No One Else.” The track talks about how the singer is hesitant in revealing his feelings as he waits for the perfect time to confess to the only apple of his eye.

Myke Celis, first Pinoy life coach to penetrate TEDx

He fulfills his highest and truest purpose as a human—to inspire people. Myke Celis is the first Filipino certified life coach to penetrate TEDx International. This coming April 6, he is going to deliver his inspiring speech in Hongkong.  “I am an advocate of becoming one’s #bestmeever because I believe that one’s brokenness is not a hindrance to succeed; in fact, it’s just a starting point to becoming whole, as you allow your inner greatness to shine through those cracks. That is your very own #bestmeever.”

JANELLA, POKWANG, DENISE TOPBILL NEW iWANT ORIGINAL “TOUCH SCREEN”

Indigital Productions’ newest offering explores impact of technology on human connection After producing three original anthology series for the streaming service iWant, ABS-CBN’s digital content production unit Indigital Productions delves into the effects of technology and the need for real human connection in its newest original “Touch Screen.” “Touch Screen,” which streams on March 6 on iWant, is a three-part anthology headlined by Janella Salvador, Pokwang, and Denise Laurel and tackles how people interact on and beyond their screens and how it affects relationships.

MEET KAPAMILYA AUTHORS AT BIG BAD WOLF BOOK SALE

New books to be released at the fair—“Alone/Together,” “Heros,” and “She’s The One” Avail of big savings and get a chance to meet Kapamilya authors Ardy Roberto, Lloyd Café Cadena, and Master Hanz Cua at the world’s biggest book sale—Big Bad Wolf—happening until March 4 at the World Trade Center. Meet Feng Shui expert Master Hanz and listen to his tips on what to do this Year of the Earth Pig on Saturday (March 2) at 10am. The “Umagang Kay Ganda” resident expert offers free Tarot reading for every purchase of “Chinese Astrology 2019” published under ABS-CBN Books.

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray meets with MVP

As part of the grand homecoming festivities, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray made a much-awaited stopover at the PLDT head office where she met with PLDT Chairman and CEO Manny V. Pangilinan. During the courtesy visit, MVP expressed renewed commitment to PLDT’s partnership with Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) and Miss Universe Organization. Since 2014, PLDT has supported BPCI’s various causes and events, particularly the annual and highly anticipated Binibining Pilipinas pageant.

THE PLOT THICKENS IN NEW “POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU” TRAILER

The brand new trailer and poster for “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” have just been revealed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Check out the trailer and poster here and watch “POKÉMON Detective Pikachu” in Philippine cinemas May 09.

ABSCBN Star Magic Workshops opens Language class and Artist Registry to highlight Summer 2019

Harness your potential and be at par with the best… On top of the established and reliable acting, voice and dance workshops, Star Magic’s premier training group led by director-scriptwriter and Star Magic Workshop head Rahyan Carlos is spearheading a new class for those who are willing to make the most out of their Summer or to explore new facets of themselves.                 The Star Magic Workshops is adding a Conversational Tagalog Class for Non Tagalog Speakers class on the curriculum. This specifc class, which will be taught by Weena Sadorra, aims to improve the students’ Tagalog proficiency. After years of being limited to Star Magic artists alone, the said class will now be available to public work shoppers starting this summer.

BIANCA DEL RIO ‘IT’S JESTER JOKE’ LIVE IN MANILA

LA Comedy Live  & Official Residence  Fairmont Makati  are excited to announce that the ‘Joan Rivers Of The Drag World’,  Bianca Del Rio , will be making her debut in  Manila  with her brand new show, ‘ It’s Jester Joke’ on Mar 12 & 13, 2019, at Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier!  The self-proclaimed “clown in a gown” tells tales of her world travels and the outrageous circus that is her life. Sure to keep audiences in stitches with her comical “tell it like it is” views, covering life from politics and travel to family and social media. It isn’t all fun and games, though. There is an important life lesson to be learned through this fearless comedy show...sometimes we all just need to lighten the f**k up!

“KADENANG GINTO” SPARKLES WITH NEW, FEISTIER CHAPTER

Andrea, Francine, Beauty, Dimples in an over-the-top showdown… Viewers are in for a bolder and feistier TV viewing now that the worlds of Cassie (Francine Diaz), Marga (Andrea Brillantes), Romina (Beauty Gonzales), and Daniela (Dimples Romana) will turn upside down as they fight and block one another from gaining the glory of being a Mondragon after Robert’s (Albert Martinez) sudden disappearance in the much anticipated new chapter of “Kadenang Ginto.” Chaos will take over the lives of the four Mondragons, after Robert was killed in a helicopter that exploded in midair.

NADINE ON THE SOLO TRAIL IN ULAN

Nadine Lustre takes on the demanding role of Maya, the young woman alternately fascinated and fearful of rainfall in the latest film offering from Viva Films, Ulan. Written and directed by Irene Villamor, who earlier achieved critical and commercial success with ‘Sid and Aya: Not A Love Story’ and ‘Meet Me in St. Gallen’, Ulan marks Nadine’s first acting venture without her usual screen partner James Reid.

Cong Monsour Del Rosario Brought Passion For Sports In The Congress

Taekwando superstar and now  Congressman of the 1st District of Makati,  Monsour Del Rosario, led the move to push for a law that will help young Filipino Athletes to achieve their Olympic dreams.   “Since day 1 in Congress back in 2016, I started working for a law to establish a new Sports Training Center in the Philippines. And I am quite proud and happy to be one of the principal authors of the bill that our President Duterte signed into law today (February 14, 2019). I laud his move - you know, he’s the only President who made this possible. He heard the cries of the Sports Community - the cries of our young athletes! Imagine, Olympic-grade sports center where facilities are state of the art. Imagine future Olympians. It’s within reach! I’m so excited,” said the Philippine’s Chef de Mission for the 2019 SEA Games to be held here in the Philippines.  

Treat your car well with Prestone and Rapide

Prestone partners with Rapide for a special promo A car costs a lot of money and like anything that does, it has to be well taken care of. If you have your jewelry, watches, bags, and even couches cleaned and maintained, a car should get the same VIP treatment. So how do you take care of such a valuable investment? By making sure the car gets regular tune-ups, including oil change. Oil reduces friction and provides lubrication to help make the engine run smoothly, for that worry-free vehicle performance. Ideally, you should get your car’s oil changed as prescribed in your car owner’s manual (typically every 10K Kilometers, 6 months, or when oil sludge starts to appear).

WELCOME TO THE “ESCAPE ROOM”: A GUIDE TO THE TERRIFYING ROOMS IN THE NEW SUSPENSE THRILLER

Are you ready to play for your life? In  Columbia Pictures ’ new suspense thriller   Escape Room , directed by  Insidious: The Last Key ’s Adam Robitel, six strangers (Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine, and Nik Dodani) who have chosen to be part of an escape room experience find  themselves in a room — no windows, only one door — and it’s locked.  The madman games master (Yorick van Wageningen) who’s locked them in has set up a series of fiendishly clever and difficult puzzles that, when solved in the correct order, will lead to the key and their salvation. And to add to the difficulty, he’s set a ticking clock, with one hour to complete the puzzles and escape… or face the consequences.

NEW TV SPOTS AMPLIFY THE ADVENTURE IN “WONDER PARK”

Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies ha ve just   unveiled  a  couple  of new  spots  for  their  upcoming animated comedy,  Wonder Park . Check out the spots here and watch Wonder Park in Philippine cinemas March 13.

Seo Kang Jun in MNL

Korean heartthrob,  Seo Kang Jun,  is coming to Manila! Catch him for the first time live on  May 25, 2019, Saturday, at the New Frontier Theater (formerly KIA Theatre)  for a one-night-only engagement. 

STAND-UP COMEDIAN MITCH CROWNED “MISS Q & A INTERTALAKTIC 2019”

Stand-up comedian Mitch Montecarlo Suansane proved her wit and humor could make her dreams come true as she bagged the crown at the “Miss Q and A InterTALAKtic 2019” grand finals on Saturday (February 23) at the Araneta Coliseum. The beauty queen from Bataan outshone her fellow grand finalists based on the scores of the judges for her answer to the final question “What is the main reason society finds it hard to fully accept your gender or sexual orientation?”

FDCP BRINGS FIRST CUT LAB TO PH AND OPENS CALL FOR PROJECTS

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) furthers its programs to encourage Filipino filmmakers to develop and elevate their films and stories by international standards by bringing the First Cut Lab to Manila this April.

THE ICONIC TALENT SEARCH CONTINUES: AMERICAN IDOL PREMIERES MARCH 4 ON ETC

Having toured 24 cities across the U.S. last summer, American Idol is again in search of the next superstar. Philippine #AIONETC fans can catch the inspiring journey starting Monday, March 4 via satellite at 6PM with a prime time encore at 8PM. Watch ETC to see the first crop of Idol hopefuls audition for their shot at a ticket to Hollywood. The cross-country audition tour will move forward with an all-new episode on Thursday, March 7, rounding out a talent-filled premiere week. New 2-hour episodes will continue on ETC every Monday and Tuesday weekly with via satellite and prime time encore episodes airing back-to-back.

BRIE LARSON EMBODIES THE HUMANITY OF CAROL DANVERS IN MARVEL STUDIOS’ “CAPTAIN MARVEL”

Academy Award® winner Brie Larson step s  into role of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most powerful force,  Carol Danvers aka “ Captain Marvel. ”   “When we found out that Brie Larson might be interested in joining the MCU, we had numerous meetings and pitched her the idea for the film,” recalls  producer Kevin  Feige. “She was a huge fan of the character in the comic, and one of the highlights of my career at Marvel was introducing her at Comic-Con and having her come out on stage and stand with literally almost every other actor from the MCU. She was at the forefront, which was a great foreshadowing for how audiences are going to embrace Brie as this character.”

OPPO 2019 Innovation Event Offers The Exploration of 5G & 10x Lossless Zoom

A Chance to "Get Closer" Showcase of using 10x lossless zoom Today, OPPO hosted its first global Innovation Event in Barcelona, Spain. Within the top 5 smartphone brands in the world, OPPO shared some exciting announcements on the innovation behind its advancements in mobile technologies in 2019. Debuting a world-first 10x lossless zoom technology and industry leading developments in 5G technology, OPPO is cementing its reputation as an innovator in the mobile communications space.

Gloc-9's Maleta (feat. Julie Anne San Jose) debuts at Number One

OPM Rap Icon Gloc-9 continues to make his mark in the industry with yet another fresh collaboration which made its debut at the top of two iTunes Philippines charts. The track is non other than Maleta, a collaboration with the talented singer-songwriter Julie Anne San Jose, who is also an artist under Universal Records Philippines. This marks the first time the two OPM giants are collaborating on an original track, as they have previously performed together in various television shows and events in the past. Timely too, after Julie dropped a fiery-hot performance of Gloc-9's verse on the Parokya Ni Edgar classic Bagsakan (feat. Francis M and Gloc-9) during a spot number of the GMA-7 musical variety show Studio 7. 

FDCP ANNOUNCES PISTA NG PELIKULANG PILIPINO 3 MECHANICS

Following its announcement in January, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has officially released the mechanics of the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) 2019. Now on its third year, the PPP will be held September 12 to 18, 2019, a week-long film exclusive screening of Filipino films in all cinemas nationwide. This is in line with the celebration of the One Hundred Years of Philippine Cinema which starts officially in September this year. 

“THAT THING CALLED TADHANA” COMING SOON ON YOUTUBE

The blockbuster romcom hit “That Thing Called Tadhana,” starring Angelica Panganiban and JM de Guzman, will be streaming for free on Cinema One’s YouTube channel starting Thursday (February 28). 

KIANA VALENCIANO TO RELEASE FIRST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM ON MARCH 1

Kiana unravels self in “See Me” album Kiana Valenciano is all set to shake airwaves with her much-awaited “See Me” album, consisting of ten original tracks, under Tarsier Records and top-gun producers Moophs and Marcus Davis.

McJim’s ‘The Bully’ is a heart-rending but essential watch

McJim comes up with yet another compelling and socially relevant short film, this time one that tackles the perennial problem of bullying among children. Nearly two decades into the new millennium, the age-old problem of bullying remains to be a cause for concern among school authorities and parents of bullied children, mainly because most cases take place in the campus. For some reason, however, such incidents have been largely kept unreported until a fairly recent bullying incident broke out and went viral on social media, creating quite a ruckus among netizens.

Smart gives you a chance to win free tickets to Maroon 5 ‘Red Pill Blues Tour’ concert

Smart Communications, Inc, in partnership with MMI Live, is bringing back American pop rock band Maroon 5 to Manila for the much anticipated ‘Red Pill Blues Tour’ set at the Mall of Asia Arena on March 5, 2019. The tour is the latest addition to this year’s stellar line-up for Smart Music Live, Smart’s way of bringing world-class local and international artists closer to music lovers and subscribers through exclusive perks and amazing fan experiences.

Mang Inasal thanks customers for successful Pambansang Araw ng Chicken Inasal

Mang Inasal, the leading Pinoy fast-food restaurant that serves the 2-in-1  sa Laki, Nuot sa Ihaw Sarap Chicken Inasal, successfully marked the  Pambansang Araw ng  Chicken Inasal last January 26 with customers flocking to its stores to enjoy their favorite grilled chicken.  On this special day, loyal customers, including a number of first-time diners, enjoyed P15 off on their Chicken Paborito Value Meals in all Mang Inasal stores nationwide. The promo discount was inspired by Mang Inasal’s 15th year milestone. 

CATRIONA’S HOMECOMING CONCERT AIRS ON KBO

Featuring Maymay, TNT Boys, Morisette, Jed, Bamboo, KZ, and ABS-CBN Philharmonic Welcome Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Grey into your own homes this weekend as KBO airs her one-night-only homecoming concert at the Araneta Coliseum live this Sunday at 7 PM (February 24). Raise your flags and welcome the new queen. Joining Catriona are MayMay Entrata, TNT Boys Keifer Sanchez, Mackie Empuerto, and Francis Concepcion, as well as Morisette Amon, Jed Madela, Bamboo, and KZ Tandingan.

“ABOMINABLE,” “MA” & “YESTERDAY” LAUNCH NEW POSTERS

Universal Pictures has just unveiled the new one-sheet artworks for three of its highly anticipated films of the year -- the suspense thriller Ma  starring Octavia Spencer, the rock-and-roll comedy  Yesterday  and the animated comedy adventure  Abominable . Check the posters here and watch  Ma  in Philippine cinemas on June 19, followed by  Yesterday  on June 26 and  Abominable  in September 25.

NEW “ROCKETMAN” TRAILER TEASES CINEMATIC SPECTACLE

The only way to tell Elton John’s story is to live his fantasy.  Paramount Pictures has just launched the new trailer of “Rocketman” which gives fans a real taste of the cinematic spectacle that they can anticipate. Check out the trailer here and watch “Rocketman” in Philippine cinemas April 19.

MARY JOY AND MERYLL PLAY “CURSED” MOTHER AND DAUGHTER ON “MMK”

Can a mother accept and love a cursed child? Award-winning indie stars Mary Joy Apostol and Meryll Soriano play a mother and daughter plagued by a curse on this Saturday’s (February 23) “MMK.” Bernadette (Mary Joy) was born with dark, rough skin, bulging eyes and a facial deformity. Her mother, Jona (Meryll) believes it is a curse on their family, but will still try her best to accept the child.

POLO RAVALES MUST PROVE HE’S NO LONGER GAY TO SAVE HIS MARRIAGE ON “IPAGLABAN MO”

Polo Ravales plays a man who is determined to save his marriage by all means, including renouncing his homosexuality, on this Saturday’s (February 23) “Ipaglaban Mo.” The return of a friend from his gay past threatens Ian’s (Polo) happy life with his wife Lisa (Roxanne Barcelo), and their daughter.

ARDY ROBERTO’S “THE HAPPY ENTREPRENEUR” GIVES READERS A RAY OF HOPE

Bestselling author-entrepreneur in his first fiction work Bestselling author Ardy Roberto has created his first ever work of fiction, “The Happy Entrepreneur,” a fresh read on mentorship and learnings and recouping after a huge failure published by ABS-CBN Books. “The Happy Entrepreneur” is about twentysomething Eddie who is at the end of the rope, but finds chance solace from Tim, a successful entrepreneur who will lead the former to a heart-transforming journey. 

NOW UNITED GLOBAL POP GROUP COMING BACK TO MANILA!

`   #NowUnitedMANILA For more information, follow Wilbros Live. Facebook.com/ WilbrosLive Twitter/Instagram  @WilbrosLive NOW UNITED  – the world’s first ever global pop group comprised of 14 different singers and dancers from 14 different countries – including our very own Bailey May from the Philippines is coming back to MANILA.

ARIANA GRANDE SURPRISES TNT BOYS ON “THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN”

“The World’s Best” contestant TNT Boys sing “And I Am Telling You” The international sensation TNT Boys got the biggest surprise of their lives when reigning pop superstar Ariana Grande surprised them with an unexpected appearance and duet on CBS’ “The Late Late Show with James Corden” Tuesday night (Wednesday afternoon in Manila). The trio of Mackie Empuerto, Keifer Sanchez, and Francis Concepcion, known to be big fans of Ariana, thrilled the audience with their performance of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” when she showed up halfway through the song and joined them on stage.

4 Reasons That Make Wanderland Festival Different from the Rest

This March 9-10, 2019, all roads lead to the Filinvest City Open Grounds in Alabang, Muntinlupa City once again as Globe Telecom and Karpos Multimedia bring back the magical experience of the annual music and arts festival, Wanderland. For its seventh installment, the festival is now a 2-day affair, offering the #WanderlandCommunity two straight days to see and experience their most-awaited international and homegrown acts perform their hits.

FEMALE SUPER HERO FRANCHISE TAKES FLIGHT IN MARVEL STUDIOS’ “CAPTAIN MARVEL”

With the release of “Captain Marvel,” Marvel Studios launches its highly anticipated, female-led franchise into the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe. Commenting on what made Captain Marvel the right choice for the newest member of the cinematic universe, producer Kevin Feige says, “We thought it was the right time to finally introduce Captain Marvel to the world. She’s one of the most popular characters and one of the most powerful characters in the comics and will now be the most powerful character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

TARON EGERTON AS ELTON JOHN, PHOTOGRAPHED BY DAVID LACHAPELLE FOR THE “ROCKETMAN” POSTER

Plus Watch Behind-the-Scenes First-Look at Egerton Recording “Tiny Dancer” Photographer David LaChapelle has photographed Taron Egerton as Elton John for the first official poster for “Rocketman.” Visionary David LaChapelle has created some of the most iconic imagery in Elton John’s career, and now turns his lens on the “Rocketman” film poster,  with Taron Egerton as Elton John.

JED MADELA SOARS HIGH WITH “SUPERHERO” ALBUM

New single “Be With You Again,” a collab between Jed and BoybandPH Multi-awarded recording artist Jed Madela has finally introduced his newest and much-awaited album “Superhero” under Star Music, now available on digital platforms—iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music, and Spotify. The “Tawag ng Tanghalan” judge’s latest offering has multiple tracks, including “Superman,” “Superhero,” “I Got Your Back,” “You Were Mine,” and “Di Matitinag.”