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Get a chance to take home a brand-new car in Shopee’s ₱1 Game this 8.8

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, is giving consumers a chance to take home a brand-new Toyota Fortuner 2018 in its ₱1 Game for Shopee Free Shipping Festival. On August 8, there will be free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend on selected brands and categories, ₱88 deals, and tons of 100% cashback vouchers to enjoy. Consumers can join Shopee’s exciting ₱1 Game to take home amazing prizes including an Apple iPhone XS Max, A&S 40” HD TV, and Samsung Galaxy A20 by paying ₱ 1 upon check out. On the big sale day, users should stay tuned as Shopee will be raffling off a brand-new Toyota Fortuner for only ₱1.

PISTA NG PELIKULANG PILIPINO 2019 TO KICKSTART TOUR IN CEBU

Good news, Cebuanos! This August, you can meet your favorite Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) 2019 artists to show them your full support as the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) kicks off its mall shows and campus tours in Cebu.

Price Drop Alert! Best-selling smartphone Realme 3 offered with huge markdown

Realme Philippines, the smartphone brand for every Filipino, is now offering a huge markdown for its budget segment disruptor realme 3. Starting August 1, the variants of realme 3 available offline will have a PHP1,000 discount, making the price point of the best-selling realme smartphone even more competitive.  

ASIANOVELA CHANNEL TREATS PINOY FANS TO “SWAG” TIME WITH “WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY” LEE SUNG KYOUNG

Fans of  Korean model-actress  Lee Sung Kyoung went crazy as the “PH fairies” were able to experience the “Be Joyful” Fan Meet last July 27 at the SM Skydome in Quezon City brought by  Asianovela Channel, the ultimate fanbayan on free TV on TVplus. The six lucky Asianovela Channel fans  who won are Jewie Maely Ravelo, Reymond Pablo, Rashlyn Dela Cruz, Quennie Ann Mantala, Wennessey Arellano, and Wilma Pondales. The “PH Fairies” were given the rare chance to attend the fan meet of their beloved Korean superstar Lee Sung Kyoung  after answering questions and winning in the Asianovela Channel Facebook page’s “Be Joyful: Question of the Day” contest.

"SUNSHINE FAMILY" AND "STRANDED" PREMIERE ON SKYCABLE PAY-PER-VIEW THIS AUGUST

Witness the TV premieres of two 2019 films, "Sunshine Family" and "Stranded" this August in SKYcable Pay-Per-View. See how the Mapalad family navigates its patriarch Don’s (Nonie Buencamino) problem when he got involved in a hit-and-run accident in  the family drama  "Sunshine Family." As the family tries to hide his crime, they also uncover some secrets that will challenge in keeping the family intact. 

ACADEMY AWARD WINNER JULIANNE MOORE TACKLES LATEST ACTING CHALLENGE IN “AFTER THE WEDDING”

Academy award winner and incredibly versatile actor, Julianne Moore who notched up an array of stunning performances in notable and hit movies such as Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Hunger Games series, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and her unforgettable performance in Still Alice (which won her the long overdue Best Actress Oscar), stars anew in the enigmatic thrilling drama After The Wedding.

Cinemalaya’s Children of the River continues Spears Films advocacy of producing movies for and about the youth

In today’s cinema landscape of romantic comedies, horror flicks and dramatic pictures, one genre seems to have been overlooked: children’s films. Fewer and fewer movies seem to be made for the education, development and entertainment of kids. Spears Films, the production arm of Spears Activation and PR, puts children’s films in the spotlight with  Children of the River , one of full-length features in competition at the 15th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. This year’s edition of the prestigious Filipino independent filmfest runs from August 2 to 13 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines; and in the following cinemaas: Glorietta, Greenbelt, Trinoma, Market Market, UP Town Center in Metro Manila; Abreeza in Davao, and in Evia cinemas in Pampanga, Naga and Iloilo.

‘Liwanag in Concert:’ A vision of Carlo Aquino’s musical journey

After capturing the hearts of many generations with his charm and talent as an actor, Carlo Aquino is now ready to fully embrace his musical side with his much-awaited first solo and pre-birthday show, “Liwanag In Concert” this August 31 at the Music Museum. Through the direction of Frank Mamaril and the musical direction of musical genius  Louie Ocampo, Carlo will be shedding light to his lesser known passion for music by unveiling his musical memoir.

NEW BOOK ON PAYING TAXES “IWAS BUWIS-IT” LAUNCHED

Boy Abunda, James Reid as “taxation” book ambassadors The Philippine Tax Whiz Mon Abrea launched his new guide for every taxpayer, “Iwas BUWIS-It,” an interesting read about why people are taxed, how we are taxed, and what kind of taxes have to be settled, published by ABS-CBN Books.  “The book is for all of us, for us to be responsible taxpayers, and for us to contribute in nation-building,” said the author.

JOHNSON, STATHAM COLLIDE IN “FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS & SHAW”

Although  Fast  fans already know Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw, director David Leitch wanted to re-introduce them on their own terms and establish their lives away from the rest of the  Fast  team. The first scene in  Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw  hilariously contrasts Hobbs’ laid-back life in California with Shaw’s extravagant life in London, using a split screen to highlight just how opposite these two heroes are.

The Learning Child: Little school in the garage turns into a thriving learning community

When Mary Anne Abella Alfonso began her kindergarten school in 1969 in her home’s garage in Padre Faura, Manila, little did she know that it would grow into a big school located in the heart of the south of Metro Manila. What started as Mary Anne Alfonso’s Kindergarten is now The Learning Child (TLC), a premiere Catholic school devoted to early childhood and special education programs.

ZEPHANIE IS FIRST “IDOL PHILIPPINES” GRAND WINNER

“Idol Philippines” grand finals lead weekend programming… Zephanie Dimaranan was named the first “Search for the Idol Philippines” grand winner as she impressed both the judges and the public with her crystal clear and powerful voice in the grand finals of the competition last Saturday and Sunday (July 27 and 28). She received a total combined judges score and public text votes of 100%, beating her competitors Lucas Garcia (70.2%) and Lance Busa (41.89%). Zephanie took home a grand prize of P2 million, house and lot, trip for four to Taiwan, and a recording contract.

IZA, DEREK, BEAUTY, BARBIE, CARLO, ELISSE, AND ANGELICA TO HEADLINE UPCOMING iWANT ORIGINALS

Beauty and Seth play mother and son; Agot, Mylene, Cherry Pie, and Joanna reach peak “tita” As more and more users stream iWant’s line-up of originals, the streaming service is leaning into a spectrum of different genres with its new, star-studded original movies, series, and documentaries laced with grit, wit, and spice, as revealed at ABS-CBN’s #ForeverKapamilya trade event that happened Tuesday recently. Upcoming comedy series “Call Me Tita,” which drops in August, showcased its roster of seasoned actresses Agot Isidro, Angelica Panganiban, Cherry Pie Picache, Joanna Ampil, and Mylene Dizon, who lit up the stage with a banging performance of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen.” The series revolves around the lives of five different middle-aged women searching for new experiences, purpose, and acceptance despite their age.

ABS-CBN AUTHORS TO SHARE RELEVANT INSIGHTS IN 2019’S PHILIPPINE READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL

ABS-CBN Books joins this year's Philippine Readers and Writers Festival (PRWF) spearheaded by National Book Store, with insightful talks on leadership, entrepreneurship, writing, and inspiration led by Kapamilya authors Ardy Roberto, Edric and Joy Mendoza, Francis Kong, and many more, happening this Friday to Sunday (August 2 to 4) at Raffles Makati.

Would you turn on Love Alarm?

Love Alarm launches on August 22, only on Netflix “If you’re in love, Love Alarm will ring, If you’re in love, you cannot hide your feelings.”  As Love Alarm, an app that tells you if there’s anyone who has a crush on you within a 10-meter radius launches, it quickly becomes a social phenomenon. While everyone talks about it and uses it to test their love and popularity, Jojo is one of the few exceptions as life itself is an uphill battle every day for her. However, Jojo soon faces a love triangle situation between Sun-oh, who she is fond of, and Hye-young, who has had a huge crush on her. 

Kesha’s “Best Day” from “The Angry Birds Movie 2” is a Prescription for Fun

Today, Kesha drops “Best Day (Angry Birds 2 Remix)” via Kemosabe/RCA Records, encapsulating the carefree spirit of  the season  and suggesting we take a walk in the sunshine, dance with our friends and embrace the day to the fullest. Featured in  The Angry Birds Movie 2  (out August  21st in the Philippines  via Sony Pictures Animation in association with Rovio Entertainment), “Best Day (Angry Birds 2 Remix)” is pop music at its most joyful.

VANESSA KIRBY ON AN IMPOSSIBLE MISSION IN “HOBBS & SHAW”

The women of the  Fast & Furious  franchise have repeatedly proven themselves to be as accomplished, dedicated and resilient as their male counterparts.   That commitment to strong female characters would become a cornerstone for Universal Pictures’  Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw  with the casting of Vanessa Kirby ( Mission: Impossible - Fallout,  Netflix’s  The Crown ) as Hattie Shaw, a highly capable, badass MI6 agent who sets the plot of the film in motion and whose bravery and commitment to her duty is peerless.

MEET CHALK’S BRIGHT YOUNG MANILA 2019 FINALISTS

See them up close at Chalk Beauty Fair this August Chalk.ph has unveiled the 12 young individuals who can redefine what it means to be game-changers as finalists for the Bright Young Manila 2019. The list is composed of an impressive roster of youth from the different campuses in the Metro—who are all equally-passionate, purpose driven, authentic, inspirational and influential.

FIRST TRAILER OF “ZOMBIELAND” SEQUEL BRINGS BACK THE UNDEAD APOCALYPSE

Columbia Pictures has just released Trailer 1 of its upcoming comedy adventure  Zombieland: Double Tap , the sequel the 2009 cult classic,  Zombieland .  Original director Ruben Fleisher reunites the same cast, led by Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone.

THE HUNTER IS THE HUNTED IN THE NEW “GEMINI MAN” TRAILER

Who will save you from yourself? Watch the brand new trailer for Paramount Pictures’  Gemini Man,  the epic action-thriller from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee and starring Will Smith.

MAJA, GEOFF, JANELLA, AND JOSHUA ARE TAKEN OVER BY LOVE AND FEAR IN “THE KILLER BRIDE”

Joining forces for the first time… Love and fear become synonymous as four people seek justice for the death of a love that was once teeming with life in the upcoming Kapamilya series “The Killer Bride” that will air soon on ABS-CBN. Both coming from the showbiz clan of Salvadors, Maja and Janella will team up for the first time in a TV project and star alongside Kapamilya actors Geoff Eigenmann and Joshua Garcia.

LG Celebrates History with Tomorrow’s AI Technology

LGEPH, in partnership with Intramuros Administration, showcases history in an entirely different perspective in the newly opened Museo de Intramuros (L-R) Cinematographer Pong Ignacio and Director JP Habac of TBA Studios, IA Administrator Atty. Guiller Asido, LGEPH Managing Director Mr. Inkwun Heo, LG Brand Ambassador Mr. James Deakin, and LGEPH Vice-President for Home Electronics Mr. Tony An History was made yet again as the Intramuros Administration (IA), the government agency tasked f or the orderly restoration, management, development, and promotion of  Intramuros as a national heritage, celebrated its 40th Anniversary in the recently opened Museo de Intramuros.

Realme Philippines opens 100th kiosk, eyes 100 more before end-2019

Fast-growing smartphone brand realme Philippines opens its 100 th kiosk in the country at Pacific Mall Legazpi, hitting 50 percent of its target of 200 stores and kiosks for 2019 set last month. With the brand’s aggressive expansion plan, Filipino realme fans can expect 100 more stores and kiosks in the next six months.   In addition to 100 kiosks, realme Philipines has opened five concept stores nationwide, a testament to the brand’s commitment to broadening its offline channels for all of its Filipino customers.

DARNA FUNKO POP IS HOME AFTER DELIGHTFUL SDCC JOURNEY

Darna collectible finally up for grabs at the Fun Con 2019 Darna is home! The limited edition Funko Pop of the celebrated Pinoy comics superheroine is officially here in the Philippines after exploring the San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) 2019 in the US—the prime focus of the world of comic conventions. After the thrilling collaboration was announced at Toycon 2019, Darna Funko Pop first appeared in SDCC and she wasted no time embarking on adventures at the international convention.

GMA Network receives Diamond Creator Award for reaching 10 million YouTube subscribers

YouTube’s Southeast Asia Director of Content Partnerships and Business Development Vishal Sarin (third from left) with Kapuso personalities (L-R) Atom Araullo, Bianca Umali, Michael V., Jessica Soho, and Kyline Alcantara. Leading media conglomerate GMA Network celebrates another milestone as the GMA Entertainment channel recently surpassed 10 million subscribers on YouTube, thus joining an elite group of content creators in Southeast Asia that have also achieved such a feat.

Love Alarm launches on August 22 on Netflix

If you’re in love, Love Alarm will ring,  If you’re in love, you cannot hide your feelings. “If you’re in love, Love Alarm will ring, If you’re in love, you cannot hide your feelings.”  As Love Alarm, an app that tells you if there’s anyone who has a crush on you within a 10-meter radius launches, it quickly becomes a social phenomenon. While everyone talks about it and uses it to test their love and popularity, Jojo is one of the few exceptions as life itself is an uphill battle every day for her. However, Jojo soon faces a love triangle situation between Sun-oh, who she is fond of, and Hye-young, who has had a huge crush on her. 

CHA EUN WOO First Fan Meeting Tour [Just One 10 Minute] in Manila

For the very first time, Korean actor and singer Cha Eun Woo will be coming to Manila for  CHA EUN-WOO 1 st  Fan Meeting Tour  [JUST ONE 10 MINUTE] in MANILA on  Saturday, October 26  at the  New Frontier Theater . Presented by  Wilbros Live .

NEW “THE GOLDFINCH” TRAILER VOWS TO STEAL YOUR HEART

Warner Bros. Pictures and Amazon Studios have revealed the brand new trailer and teaser poster for their highly anticipated mystery drama “The Goldfinch,” the big-screen adaptation of the globally acclaimed best-selling novel. Check out the trailer here and watch “The Goldfinch” in Philippine cinemas September 25.

iWANT SHEDS LIGHT ON STRUGGLES OF HIV-POSITIVE TEENS, PROMOTES HIV AWARENESS IN ADVOCACY SERIES “MGA BATANG POZ”

Lead stars and HIV-positive people discuss advocacy, experiences in iWant special with Karen Davila How can people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or “poz” move forward and live normal, productive lives amidst the burden of stigma and isolation? What can families and friends do for a loved one who has HIV? To shed light on HIV and give hope to HIV-positive people and their loved ones, streaming service iWant launches its original advocacy series “Mga Batang Poz,” about the journey of four HIV-positive teenagers, that starts streaming for free on Friday (July 26) on the iWant app and  iwant.ph .

MARIS IS ABS-CBN LIFESTYLE’S GUEST EDITOR FOR HEALTH & WELLNESS MONTH

Fitness peg turned #ABS-CBNLifestyleInspo… Actress-musician Maris Racal takes on ABS-CBN Lifestyle’s guest editor role just in time for the site’s Health and Wellness Month, chronicling her recent fitness journey on the site. The Star Pop artist writes about her very own diet and workout routine while producing weekly exercise videos as guide for Kapamilyas who would want to keep fit.

All Systems Go! Last Chance to Catch WESTLIFE 'The Twenty Tour' on July 29 and 30!

LESS THAN A WEEK TO GO! Fans are excited and the anticipation is rising for Irish pop vocal group,  WESTLIFE’s ‘The Twenty Tour’  in Manila. The concerts are all set to happen on  July 29 and 30 th  at the  Araneta Coliseum .   The reunion tour is expected to be nostalgic, as the band will be performing their well-loved hits in Asia. They are definitely back and in full swing, ready to celebrate their 20th anniversary of hits with loyal fans here in Manila.

IT'S “A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD” FOR THE TRAILER OF A NEW TOM HANKS FILM

It only takes one person to inspire a world of kindness. Watch the brand new trailer of Columbia Pictures’ inspiring drama  A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood  starring Tom Hanks.

Go For Gold Philippines Attempted To Break a Guinness World Record

Photo from left-  John Roa, Sam Concepcion, Nadine Lustre,  Roger Go  President  Powerball Marketing Logistics Corp.,  Jeremy Go  Vice  President Marketing  Powerball Marketing and Logistics Corp.,  Karencitta Go For Gold Philippines, a sports corporate social responsibility (CSR) project of Powerball Marketing and Logistics Corporation, the licensee of PCSO for Scratch It, made an attempt to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Most Number of People Dribbling Basketball simultaneously. Held at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on July 21, 2019, approximately 5000 people joined in the biggest event of the year. Scratch It ambassadors and Indak lead stars Nadine Lustre and Sam Concepcion, together with the whole Indak Pinas crew,  Karencitta, John Roa, This Band, ALLMO$T, PNP-PCADG, and Square One gave all-out performances to entertain the huge crowd. All the participants came home with a kit, containing special freebies, such as an exclusive basketbal

IDRIS ELBA, INDESTRUCTIBLE VILLAIN IN “FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS & SHAW”

With every new chapter in the  Fast  franchise, the stakes are exponentially higher, and the villains exponentially more indomitable. For the spinoff film  Hobbs & Shaw , the filmmakers needed to create a new type of nemesis unlike any in the history of the franchise—a mold-breaking adversary worthy of the two fearless heroes Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham).

BEHOLD NEW POSTERS FOR “DORA,” ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD,” “PLAYING WITH FIRE” and “CATS”

Beloved characters and  global superstars take the spotlight in  new ly unveiled  one-sheet artworks for  four  of  the year’s   most highly awaited  -- the  family comedies  Dora and the Lost City of Gold  and  Playing with Fire,  the nostalgia trip  Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood   and the epic musical  Cats . Check  out  the posters here and watch   Dora and the Lost City of Gold  in Philippine cinemas on August 14, to be followed by  Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood  on August 28,  Playing with Fire  in November and  Cats  in January 2020.

TBA STUDIOS TO RELEASE EXCITING AWARD-WINNING HOLLYWOOD THRILLER ‘FREAKS’

How far would you go to protect your daughter? And at what cost?   In the sci-fi thriller  Freaks , seven-year-old Chloe (played by young actress Lexy Kolker) lives her life forbidden by her father (played by  Into The Wild ’s Emile Hirsch) to leave their house. Her father claims there is danger lurking outside and he is only protecting her from harm.  

These up-and-coming OPM hopefuls will be gracing your commute this Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino

Original Filipino music takes center stage at the ikotMNL Railway Jam for Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino  this week! The well-acclaimed busking sessions along the LRT-1 tracks, a joint partnership between Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-Aawit (OPM) and rail operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC), will be returning on July 25-27 for another set of amazing and inspiring Pinoy music along the railroad tracks. The sessions will begin on July 25 at LRT-1 Baclaran station, with singer-songwriters  Ace Dyamante  and Maxie Tiongson , GMA Records artist  Kian Dionisio , and breakout Railway Jam soul belter  Miss Ramonne .

Ensemble cast led by Kuya Bodjie Pascua and child star Miel Espinoza whip up miracles in Pan de Salawal

An inspiring motion picture starring a cast led by a veteran actor and a fast-rising child actress became one of the most notable films of last year’s Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival. And now audiences can watch it in movie theaters nationwide beginning July 24, 2019!

Shopee launches its first-ever scholarship program, Shopee Scholars, in the Philippines

Three children of Shopee sellers will receive a 1-year scholarship grant worth ₱ 100,000 each Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches its first-ever scholarship program called Shopee Scholars for the benefit of Shopee sellers and their families. Eligible Shopee sellers can sign up for a chance to receive a one-year scholarship worth ₱100,000 for their children.

MUSIC ARTISTS ROCK THE PHILIPPINE PREMIERE OF “YESTERDAY”

They rocked, we rolled.  Pinoy music artists celebrated Beatlemania in the star-studded Philippine premiere of Universal Pictures’  Yesterday , held recently at the Gateway Atmos Cinema in Quezon City.   

NETFLIX SURPRISES FANS WITH FIRST EPISODE OF THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE IN HALL H JOINED BY STARS TARON EGERTON AND MARK HAMILL AT 2019 SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL COMIC-CON

Watch the sneak peek of the making of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance HERE   HALL H PANEL | THE DARK CRYSTAL Taron Egerton, Lisa Henson (EP), Mark Hamill, and Louis Leterrier (EP/Director)   On Friday, July 19, Netflix surprised in-room fans with the never before seen first episode of  The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance in Hall H at 2019 San Diego International Comic-Con. TV Guide’s Damian Holbrook moderated.  

NETFLIX DROPS TEASER TRAILER OF THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW SERIES, THE WITCHER, IN HALL H AT SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL COMIC-CON

WATCH THE TEASER TRAILER HERE Fans in Hall H were treated to the first look at the highly anticipated new series The Witcher  at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 on Friday, July 19, when star Henry Cavill previewed the teaser trailer for the room. Yvette Nicole Brown ( Community , Mom ) moderated the panel discussion with showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and cast members Cavill (Geralt of Rivia), Anya Chalotra (Yennefer) and Freya Allan (Ciri).

IMAGO RETURNS TO UNIVERSAL RECORDS, RELEASES NEW SINGLE "PAG-IBIG NA WALANG BALIK"

Imago Contract Signing (L-R): Mervin Panganiban (Drums), Myrene Academia (Bass), Kiara San Luis (Vocals), Universal Records Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go, Zach Lucero (Guitar), Timothy Cacho (Guitar), and Business Manager Darwin Hernandez.    OPM Rock band Imago has returned to Universal Records in their contract signing with the label on June 17, 2019 (Monday). The contract signing was held at the Universal Records office in Quezon City. Present during the signing was Imago, Universal Records General Manager Kathleen Dy Go, Operations Manager Peter Chan, and Imago's Business Manager Darwin Hernandez.

“CATS” UNVEILS FIRST TRAILER AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO

Take for a first look at the teaser trailer for Universal Pictures’ new epic musical  Cats  and go behind the scenes for an inside look. Check out the videos here and watch  Cats  in Philippine cinemas January 2020.