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BENEDICT YALUNG : MAKING IMPACT IN DIGITAL CAMPAIGNS

Powerful people meet him this way. A friend hears from the vine of a man who can make anyone win at anything. The powerful person calls him to schedule for a meeting expecting someone with a powerful grip, a steely look in his eyes and wears leather pants and some fancy jacket and talks fast and twice - an amalgamation of Hollywood charisma and panache.   But the one they meet instead is a 6ft guy, wearing a pastel color polo shirt and jeans, a warm smile and a gentle gaze. He might be a bit unfocused at first - having just been to a previous power meeting but he’s there with you 100% when it comes to making you look and feel great in whatever project you want to put yourself into - whether having yourself elected as Senator, or making your brand great again, or just making things happen for your infrastructure woes - Benedict Yalung is the man you get and the man who will help you WIN IT!   If his name sounds familiar, it is because he is a Yalung -  son of /the/ Ben Y

“ANNABELLE COMES HOME” TO WREAK MORE HAVOC IN FIRST TRAILER

Welcome to the home of The Conjuring Universe.   Check out the brand new official trailer of New Line Cinema ’s “Annabelle Comes Home”  and watch the film in Philippine cinemas on June 27.

FDCP REVEALS 3 PISTA NG PELIKULANG PILIPINO FINALISTS

  Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 3 Finalists at a Press Conference Three (3) finalists of Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) 3 were announced by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) last March 28 at a press conference held at Gloria Maris at Gateway Mall, Cubao, Quezon City.

HIGHEST GROSSING THAI FILM OF 2019, FRIEND ZONE, TO HIT PHILIPPINE CINEMAS THIS APRIL 10

Everyone has a best friend. But what happens when you fall in love with your BFF? What happens if she just wants to stay friends? And what happens if she gets a boyfriend? Friend Zone is the place that answers all these questions. Palm has been stuck in the friend zone with Gink for 10 years. During high school, he confessed his feelings for her but she just wanted to stay friends. Now she tells him off when he breaks up with his countless girlfriends and every time she fights with her boyfriend, he uses his perks as a flight attendant to fly wherever she is to be with her.

JOE AND MIKE CHAN LAUNCH FIRST ALBUM

Chan brothers continue dad Jose Mari’s musical legacy, creates own sound The newest offering from the singer-songwriter sons of iconic OPM artist Jose Mari Chan has 10 original tracks, including two instrumental songs, the bossa nova inspired “Fernandina” and the rock-infused “If I Knew You Were Coming.” Joe composed “The Waning Moon,” “Seven Lakes Drive,” “With Me Tonight,” “If I Knew You Were Coming,” and “Tell Her” while Mike composed the tracks “Higher Degree,” “Finding It Hard,” “From Now On,” “Fernandina,” and “Meant To Be.”

CARLO AQUINO SINGS ABOUT COMPLICATED LOVE IN DEBUT SINGLE: “KOMPLIKADO”

Former child star and now acclaimed actor,  Carlo Aquino  sings about surviving complicated love in his debut single:  Komplikado , released on all digital stores today  March 29, 2019  with highest peak  at #3  on  iTunes. Carlo  is known for his various TV and Film appearances, including  Bata, Bata, Pa’no Ka Ginawa?, t he  Tanging Ina  series ,  Heneral  Luna, and  Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral.  He recently appeared alongside  Angelica Panganiban  in film  Exes Baggage .

PARAMOUNT PICTURES COLLABS WITH U.P. GRAD FOR “PET SEMATARY” ALTERNATIVE POSTER

In celebration of the release of its upcoming suspense thriller  Pet Sematary , Paramount Pictures has collaborated with a Caloocan-based Filipino artist via Talenthouse (a leading online open-source creative platform), to create the film’s alternative poster for the Philippines. The  Pet Sematary  tribute poster was done by Don Suratos, 39, a graduate from the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, and now working as a successful freelance illustrator.  His illustration may be used for the film’s marketing campaign.

Realme 3 ready to conquer offline sales following record-breaking Shopee promo

Realme 3, the budget and midrange smartphone disruptor, is now available for pre-order. For a minimum deposit of PHP500, customers canreserveeither the 3GB RAM+64GB storage variant or the 4GB RAM+64GB storage variant of the realme 3, models exclusively offered in offline retail stores. The pre-order promo is happeninguntil April 05.  The 3GB RAM+32GB realme 3 variant broke records on Shopee by being the online shopping platform’s fastest-selling smartphone below PHP10,000 during its March 25 Flash Sale. The realme 3 was also lauded by tech media and critics for its powerful performance, premium design and higher-tier features.

Legendary DJ Fatboy Slim at Cove Manila this April 12

Party the night away to the English DJ-producer’s iconic hits at Okada Manila’s state-of-the-art party paradise! English DJ and record producer Fatboy Slim, a legend in the party music scene, is set to sizzle at Cove Manila this April 12, 2019. The show will be presented by the IKON Urban Music Festival series. Southeast Asia’s newest entertainment mecca Cove Manila has brought unforgettable lifetime experiences to its guests through hot music acts, unique themed parties, and exceptional service. With a sprawling indoor beach club and night club space, luxury cabanas, a butterfly-shaped swimming pool, and stunning views of the Manila Bay, this two-in-one party hub is truly the best place to let your hair down for a great time.

The importance of family togetherness as told by the Muhlach family in newest Jollibee Chickenjoy commercial

Sharing a meal with the people you love the most is an incomparable feeling—especially for the Muhlach family. In their latest Jollibee commercial, the celebrity family once again reveals a side that many Filipino families can relate to. We see Aga, Charlene, and their twins Andres and Atasha sharing a bucket of their favorite Chickenjoy while talking about their day and what truly matters for them: the love of family.

Vivo V15 and V15 Pro to hit stores at 0% interest

After unveiling two of the most innovative midrange smartphones, Vivo is finally making the V15 and V15 Pro available in the local market, and in truly more convenient ways! The innovative mobile phone developer will start offering the Vivo V15 on March 30, while the more powerful V15 Pro will hit stores on April 12. Both handset models will be available at all participating stores located at shopping nationwide.

FUMIYA, LOU, AND ANDRE, JOIN YAMYAM IN ‘PBB OTSO’ BIG FOUR

Voting for batch winner opens; new teens in 'The Big Island Adventure' revealed on March 31 Fumiya Sankai, Lou Yanong, and Andre Brouilette join Yamyam Gucong to complete the first adult big four last Wednesday (March 27) night in "Pinoy Big Brother Otso" as Kuya opens the public voting for their batch’s big winner.

MAYMAY IS A BEAUTY QUEEN WITH A BIG HEART ON "MMK"

  In an inspiring story of hope and love of family Maymay Entrata will inspire women everywhere as she plays the idealistic Aeta, Judith Manap from Mariveles, Bataan who defied the norms and used her position as a beauty queen to give back to her own people, in this Saturday’s , (30 March) episode of  “MMK.”  Judith (Maymay) and her family suffered from discrimination all their lives. But when the opportunity to be the Aeta tribe’s representative at the “Mutya ng Biaan” came, Judith discovered a strength she never knew she had.

“IT” STANDOUT JACK DYLAN GRAZER IS FANBOY FREDDY IN “SHAZAM!”

Popularly known for starring as the Losers Club’s asthma-afflicted Eddie in the global horror blockbuster “IT,” Jack Dylan Grazer now stars in New Line Cinema’s action-adventure “SHAZAM!” in the role of Freddy, a geeky foster kid who has had a tough young life but who definitely hasn’t lost his sense of humor…or mischief.  

ENEMIES JOIN FORCES IN “THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2” TRAILER

Enemies become frenemies. See the Birds and Pigs team up in the newly released international trailer of Columbia Pictures’ comedy adventure  The Angry Birds Movie 2. A  hilarious all-star cast of new and returning talent s  are brought together  in the film  as the flightless birds and scheming green pigs take their beef to the next level.

INIGO, WENGIE COLLAB FOR NEW SINGLE “MR. NICE GUY”

Inigo teams up with Australia’s biggest YouTube star! Filipino pop star Inigo Pascual is set to captivate more audiences with his music as he partners with Australia’s most popular YouTuber, Wengie, for a new single entitled “Mr. Nice Guy.” This exciting collaboration with the Chinese Australian singer will be part of Inigo’s upcoming sophomore album, this time under ABS-CBN Music International.

Shopee tops YouTube Ads Leaderboard in the Philippines with the viral Shopee Dance commercial

Shopee’s commercials with Anne Curtis and Jose Mari Chan named among top 10 YouTube ads in the Philippines for second half of 2018 Shopee Philippines representatives (from left) Ruoshan Tao, Head of Marketing; Clariza Yu, Head of Partnerships; Camille Arevalo, Head of Online Marketing; and Erin Tagudin, Head of Public Relations Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, marks a successful first quarter of 2019 by winning three awards at the bi-annual YouTube Ads Leaderboard in the Philippines. Shopee’s commercial for Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day in 2018, which features Anne Curtis performing to the catchy Shopee Dance tune, was crowned the number 1 YouTube ad in the Philippines for the second half of 2018. The commercial was also the People’s Choice for the Last Song Syndrome (LSS) Award after public voting at the event on March 25. In addition, Shopee’s advertisement with the Father of Philippine Christmas music, Jose Mari Chan, for Shopee 1

“A DOG’S PURPOSE” SEQUEL “A DOG’S JOURNEY” DROPS FIRST TRAILER

The story of 2017’s global hit  A Dog’s Purpose  continues in Universal Pictures’ eagerly anticipated sequel, A Dog’s Journey, with returning cast Dennis Quaid, Marg Helgenberger and Josh Gad as the voice of Bailey. Check out the film’s newly launched trailer here and watch  A Dog’s Journey  in Philippine cinemas May 15.

Jessy Mendiola, Arjo Atayde are two different people STRANDED together

Will this be the turning point that will change their lives forever? Will two people with opposing views about life come together and  dare to take a leap ?   Is this the moment where one decision changes everything? ABS-CBN stars  Jessy Mendiola and Arjo Atayde  top-bill the upcoming movie,  Stranded, under Regal Entertainment, Inc . and  directed by Ice Idanan.

Love and bittersweet revenge on GMA Afternoon Prime's newest series, 'Bihag'

Sa isang iglap, maglalaho ang lahat. Experience drama at its finest as GMA Network proudly brings action, mystery and suspense with its newest Afternoon Prime series, Bihag.

“SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME” SHARES GLOBAL POSTERS

From Venice to Berlin to London, your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has gone global. Check out the new international  Spider-Man: Far From Home  poster artworks – in Philippine cinemas July 04. Spider-Man:  Far From Home  is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

FILIPINO FILM PROJECTS AWARDED AT HONG KONG-ASIA FILM FINANCING FORUM

Filipino film projects and filmmakers were well-recognized in the recently concluded Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), especially with Adolf Alix, Jr.'s  Circa  and Mikhail Red's  The Grandstand  which received awards during the HAF Awarding Ceremony last March 20 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Realme 3 first sale breaks Shopee’s record as fastest-selling smartphone under Php10,000

Game-changing smartphone realme 3 broke the record for fastest-selling smartphone under Php10,000 on its first-ever flash sale on e-commerce platform Shopee. Well-received because of its competitive specifications and affordable price point, this latest innovation from realme P hilippines instantly became a smartphone wonder for value-seekers, making it the talk of the town.

“DORA” UNLOCKS THE MYSTERY OF “THE LOST CITY OF GOLD” IN FIRST TRAILER

Get ready to unleash your wild side!  Watch the official trailer for Paramount Pictures’ family adventure  Dora and the Lost City of Gold , based on the popular Nick Jr. animated series  Dora the Explorer.   The live-action adaptation comes from director James Bobin ( The Muppets ) and stars Isabela Moner ( Transformers: The Last Knight ) as Dora.

SCARLET SNOW DEDICATES “MY FIRST PRAYER BOOK” TO UNDERPRIVILEGED KIDS

A child’s gift of gratitude… Charming four-year old Scarlet Snow Belo offers her “My First Prayer Book”—a read-aloud book for all ages—as a gift of gratitude to benefit kids as she donates its proceeds to Right Start PH. At a young age, Scarlet Snow already made steps into reaching out as she recently celebrated her 4 th  birthday with Right Start Community Development, Inc., an organization for underprivileged Filipino children.

“BREAKTHROUGH” IS LATEST TESTAMENT OF MOTHERS’ BOUNDLESS LOVE AND THE POWER OF PRAYER

The adage “love and prayers can move mountains” once again proves true in the upcoming “Breakthrough” faith-based movie which is also based true events. Considered by its filmmakers a “modern-day resurrection story”, “Breakthrough” puts the power of prayer and a mother’s undying love for her son at the core of the movie when a boy was pronounced dead but defied experts when he miraculously came back to life after her mother uttered an earnest prayer.

LG Launches Laundry Love:On National Women’s Month, LG empowers alpha-males to do the family laundry with LG washers

Even with more women joining the workforce, studies have shown that a bulk of the housework is still relegated to the women. This is known as “the second shift”, where the family structures are still holding on to traditional roles in gender equality with regard to the chores that the women are still expected to do. One of them is the laundry. This takes up so much time and energy that women often feel that they no longer have time to take care of themselves. Aside from the stereotypes that many Filipinos grew up with, where it was the norm to leave all the homecare duties to the women, another reason that men give as to why they don’t help out is that they don’t know how to do the household tasks properly.

YOUNG ACTOR ASHER ANGEL IS THE CHOSEN ONE IN “SHAZAM!”

Teen actor Asher Angel (TV’s “Andy Mack”)   stars as Billy  Batson,  a cynical foster kid struggling to find his place in the world, who knows nothing about  super  heroes, let alone how to be one , in New Line Cinema’s action-adventure “SHAZAM!” “His power comes from magic ,” explains director David F. Sandberg.    “ He’s just a kid, but because he’s pure of heart and strong in spirit, he’s the chosen one.  He’s the champion.  That was really interesting to me.”

JASON CLARKE UNLEASHES UNFATHOMABLE EVIL IN “PET SEMATARY”

He’s one of the most respected talents consistently working in Hollywood today.  Now, Australian actor Jason Clarke ( Terminator: Genisys, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ) stars in Paramount Pictures’ remake of Stephen King’s classic,  Pet Sematary  as the lead role of Dr. Louis Creed.

APPLICATIONS OPEN AS FDCP LEADS PH AS CANNES PRODUCERS NETWORK’S SPOTLIGHT COUNTRY

  Filipino Producers at the Cannes Producers Network 2018 (From left to right: Alemberg Ang of VY/AC Productions, Armi Rae Cacanindin of Cinematografica, FDCP Chairperson and CEO Mary Liza Diño, Bianca Balbuena of Epicmedia, Pedring Lopez of BlackOps Studios Asia, Sheron Dayoc of Southern Lantern Studios, and Evelyn Vargas-Knaebel of Visioncapturemedia) The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has partnered with Marche du Film to showcase the Philippine film industry as the Spotlight Country for this year’s Cannes Producers Network happening from May 15 to 21, and with it, the chance to feature Filipino production companies to international partners.

Netflix Original Series: The Politician

Launches September 27 Season 1 Series Regulars include: Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Lucy Boynton, David Corenswet, Laura Dreyfuss The Politician is created by Ryan Murphy.

JANELLA LAUNCHES COMEBACK SINGLE “TAKE IT EASY”

An empowering track on self love…  This women’s month, multi-talented Janella Salvador makes her much-awaited comeback to recording with an empowering single entitled “Take It Easy” under Star Music. With chill vibes and good pop beats, “Take It Easy” reminds listeners—especially women—to remain true to their selves, and to never let comparison get in the way of growth.

Crave for creamiest Pinoy Halo-Halo in new Mang Inasal TVC

Mang Inasal (MI), the leading Pinoy quick service restaurant chain that serves the country’s No.1 Chicken Inasal, makes the best-tasting and value-for-money Pinoy food favorites. People can expect from it no less than crave-inducing menu offerings such as the Mang Inasal Pinoy Halo-Halo that is showcased in its latest television commercial (TVC).

VANCE LARENA GRADUATES WITH TOP HONORS INSIDE PRISON ON "MMK"

In a story that champions one’s ability to take charge of one’s life Imprisonment won’t stop Vance Larena from pursuing his dreams, as he plays the ex-convict and drug dealer and addict Victorio this Saturday, (24 March) on “MMK.” Life has always been hard for Victorio, who became a construction worker at the age of 12 to help his sickly father and their family survive.

FDCP'S CALL FOR DOCUMENTARY PROJECTS FOR INTERNATIONAL FILM LAB EXTENDED

Following its open call for long feature fiction films, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) has extended its deadline for submission of Filipino documentary projects for the First Cut Lab Docs to March 31, 2019. Along with its feature project counterpart, the First Cut Lab Docs is an international project and editing lab focusing on developing and elevating Filipino documentaries. Finalists and grantees of SineSaysay Documentary Lab and Showcase will participate and will get the chance to discuss their ongoing projects with selected experts during working sessions from April 11 to 17.

Realme 3 marks PH entry with Shopee promo

Budget smartphone disruptor realme 3 is finally here in the Philippines, ready to let Filipinos #DiscoverRealValue. To celebrate the arrival of the smartphone in the country, realme Philippines joins Shopee’s March 25 Flash Sale with special promo vouchers entitling fans to a marked down price of PHP6,290 for the realme 3.

“IT’S SHOWTIME” LANDS FIRST INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE, PREMIERES IN INDONESIA ON MONDAY

Jugs and Teddy fly to Indonesia to support launch of show The country’s number one noontime show “It’s Showtime” is spreading good vibes to more viewers not just in the Philippines but across the world by landing its first international franchise in Indonesia. Starting Monday (March 25), Indonesian viewers will get to watch their own version of the program on the TV station MNCTV. The groundbreaking milestone also marks ABS-CBN’s first non-narrative format franchise buy, solidifying the company’s position as a reliable content provider in the international arena.

Vivo keeps excitement up for V15 and V15 Pro: Pre-order for exclusive freebies

Pre-order the Vivo V15 and V15 Pro today to score these exciting freebies and discounts. Vivo is upping the excitement for those who are eager to get hold of the V15 and V15 Pro. For a limited time only, the innovative mobile phone developer is offering a set of exclusive offers for those who make advance orders of its latest flagship midrange smartphones.

SHANTI DOPE DROPS MUCH AWAITED-NEW SINGLE 'AMATZ'

Coming off of his roller-coaster year 2018, rap phenomenon Shanti Dope is ready to drop a much-awaited new track. Since the release of his "Materyal" EP in December 2017, Shanti has enjoyed universal success - bringing in over 40 million Spotify streams for his smash hit "Nadarang" (with its accompanying music video garnering over 26 million hits on YouTube), touring the whole Philippines and multiple states in the US, and collaborating with OPM sensations IV of Spades, and  international stars such as Krayzie Bone (of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) and Mimi on the track "Crazy", as well as appearing on the track "Almost Love" with singer-songwriter Sabrina Carpenter.

LIMITED SEATS ADDED FOR LAUV IN MANILA

Fast-rising synth-pop artist and producer Lauv, who recently sold out the Manila leg of his 2019 Asia Tour, has officially announced that due to insistent public demand, a new Upper Box section with limited seats will be added to his much anticipated live concert on May 20 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. This will be Lauv’s third and biggest show in the Philippines to date, following a mall tour series back in 2017 and a music festival performance in 2018.

“DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD” READY TO EXPLORE WITH FIRST POSTER

Paramount Pictures has released the first-look poster for the family adventure  Dora and the Lost City of Gold,  based on the popular Nick Jr. animated series Dora the Explorer.   The live-action adaptation comes from director James Bobin (The Muppets) and stars Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight) as Dora.

Score Millions of Deals and a Sponsored Trip to El Nido at Shopee 4.4 Summer Bazaar

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, kicks off the Summer season with Shopee 4.4 Summer Bazaar from March 21 to April 4. Shopee will fuel the Summer excitement with special contests and activities lined up across Shopee platforms, offering huge prizes including four free round-trip tickets to El Nido and ₱100,000 in cash. In addition, users can enjoy over 1 million deals, flash deals from ₱ 44 from top brands and retailers, and ₱4 million in Shopee coins on Shopee Quiz.

HOOQ LAUNCHES FIRST ORIGINAL PRODUCTION IN THE PHILIPPINES “ULAN” STARRING NADINE LUSTRE AND CARLO AQUINO

·          HOOQ celebrates fourth anniversary with first original movie, ULAN ·          Nadine Lustre stars HOOQ’s first Original Movie, ULAN ·          ULAN marks HOOQ’s first Original Movie in a major collaboration with Viva Films Nadine Lustre at the block screening of HOOQ Original Movie ULAN HOOQ, the largest Video-on-Demand service in Southeast Asia, has announced its first foray into Filipino originals with Ulan , a romantic drama starring this generation’s biggest and brightest stars in Filipino cinema – Nadine Lustre and Carlo Aquino. Ulan is HOOQ’s first Original Movie from the Philippines, in partnership with one of the country’s most renowned and respected production companies, Viva Films. Ulan will be playing in all major cinemas nationwide from March 13.

STATEMENT OF HON. MONSOUR DEL ROSARIO on the Attack Made Against Monaliza “Monette” Bernardo

I condemn, in the strongest manner, the attack made against Monaliza “Monette” Bernardo, a our good friend and close associate of Mayor Jun Binay, who was shot inside her home in Barangay Olympia by unidentified motorcyle-riding gunmen. It is truly alarming that these violent acts are being brazenly committed right in our midst, in the supposed safety of our homes, and without fear of the authorities. 

WESTLIFE celebrates 20th year in Manila

WESTLIFE  is back and in full swing with The Twenty Tour! Celebrating their 20th anniversary with 14 number one hits, the band brings their much-awaited reunion tour to Asia including MANILA on  July 30, 2019  at the  Araneta Coliseum .