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FINN WOLFHARD FOLLOWS UP “IT CHAPTER TWO” WITH “THE GOLDFINCH”

For teen actor Finn Wolfhard (Netflix’s “Stranger Things”), one memorable film deserves another.  After starring in the horror blockbuster “IT Chapter Two” as trash-talking Richie, he will soon be seen as Boris, a teen immigrant from Russia, in the inspiring drama “The Goldfinch,” opening in Philippine cinemas September 25.     (Watch the new spot of “The Goldfinch” at  https://youtu.be/ayvfStW89nc .)   In “The Goldfinch,” Wolfhard’s Boris is a Russian-born, street-smart, recalcitrant teenager who has been forced to grow up before his time.  Both him and Theo (Oakes Fegley) have been reluctantly cast adrift in the outer reaches of Las Vegas, surrounded by sand and rows of vacant houses, emptied by foreclosure.  Apart from being the only two kids within miles, Boris and Theo have misfortune in common: both had mothers who died tragically, and both have neglectful, even abusive, fathers.   Wolfhard says Boris has had to come up with his own rules of survival.  “He’s got it all figured ou

COUNTRY’S BIGGEST INTER-SCHOOL SINGING COMPETITION GIVES ASPIRING STUDENT SINGERS THE SPOTLIGHT

There’s a huge buzz among aspiring local young singers these days as the country’s biggest inter-school singing competition—CAMPUS GOLDEN VOICE—gets ready to give the grand spotlight to campus-based voice talents.  A staggering P100,000 in prize money awaits the Grand Winner, along with a music recording contract that will pave the way for the lucky young talent’s dreams to become reality. CAMPUS GOLDEN VOICE is an upgraded reincarnation of the hit singing competition  Voice of the Philippines  (VOP) which ran from 1997 to 2002, an ambitious undertaking conceptualized by VOP’s original founders Benjie Pe Benito and Dennis Dela Cruz, in partnership with Traverse Entertainment.  Dozens of aspiring student singers will face-off in the September 21 Elimination Leg for their shot at superstardom, and you better believe that they will sing their hearts out as limited slots are available to advance to the Semi-Finals which will happen on November 9.  From there, the field of competitors wil

TIME IS THE ENEMY IN THE TEASER TRAILER OF WAR EPIC “1917”

Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of  Skyfall, Spectre  and  American Beauty , brings his singular vision to his World War I epic,  1917  starring Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch. Check out the film’s teaser trailer here and watch  1917  in Philippine cinemas soon.

Follow up: In an article issued by PNA

​ PNA reported that “Caltex ordered to pay P6M to owners of seized land by the Supreme Court.   A victory for Caltex! ​According to the Decision of the Supreme Court the reason for the award of damages is because Caltex misappropriated the shares of the three owners of the land and sold the same to the Department of Agrarian Reform and then again sold the same lands to one Atty. Calilung without the consent and authority of the true owners, the heirs of Antonio Medina.

TRAILER OF ROM-COM “LAST CHRISTMAS” CHARMS ITS WAY TO YOUR HEARTS

Emilia Clarke (HBO’s  Game of Thrones ), Henry Golding ( Crazy Rich Asians ), Michelle Yeoh and Emma Thompson star for director Paul Feig ( A Simple Favor, Spy ) in Universal Pictures’  Last Christmas , a romantic comedy inspired by a George Michael beat, from a screenplay by Academy Award ®  winner Thompson ( Sense and Sensibility, Bridget Jones’s Baby ) and playwright Bryony Kimmings. Check out the film’s international trailer here and watch  Last Christmas  in Philippine cinemas December 4.

Kim Molina is JOWABLE

From a viral hit short film to a best-selling book, JOWABLE is now ready to hit it big on the big screen! Likable. Lovable. Jowable. But no JOWA! This is the sad fate of Elsa (Kim Molina), a 30-something No-Boyfriend-Since-Birth girl, who wishes for a love life and a boyfriend. She’s pretty, sexy and funny. Although her drinking habit gets out of control sometimes, she is not a bad catch at all. So what is wrong with her?! What does her mother Liberty (Kakai Bautista), who changes boyfriend as often as she changes clothes, and her happily in love friend Karissa (Cai Cortez) have that she doesn’t? Her only wish in life: SANA ALL can easily get a boyfriend. SANA ALL can be happily in love.

Gloc-9 goes indie with “Dungaw”

After 22 years, seven studio albums, three EPs, and two decades of iconic hits, rap icon Gloc-9 is shifting gears and going independent. And the song “Dungaw” featuring Keiko Necesario is the best song to do it with. Known to work with different voices and perspectives in his songs, this time around Gloc-9 speaks in the voice of an unnamed man, confused about the visits he was receiving, wondering about the moment the song captures. As the song unravels, so does the story of this man’s life, the choices he had made, the ones that led him to this point.

GIBBS DEBUTS WITH “NO HEARTS”

Songwriting duo Gibbs voice out their bold insights on heartbreaks while triggering nostalgia with their debut single under Star Music — “No Hearts”. Composed by Alyssa and Gabriella with their dad Janno, the retro-feels “No Hearts” is about self-worth and moving on after being played by a former lover. It partly took inspiration from Instagram’s liking feature where you double tap a post to like it.

SKY TO FLY LUCKY SUBSCRIBER TO DUBAI

SKY subscribers now have a chance to have an adventure-filled experience in the city of gold, Dubai, with SKY Life’s “Fly Dubai” Promo. A lucky SKY postpaid subscriber and his companion from any area nationwide will enjoy an all-expense paid six-day, five-night trip and witness this year’s “Fashion Forward Dubai.”

PORE OVER JOY AND ETHAN’S JOURNEY IN “HELLO, LOVE, GOODBYE” BOOK

The highest grossing Filipino film of all time is now in print as ABS-CBN Books has published “Hello, Love, Goodbye” The Novel written by fiction author Charmaine Lasar. Based on the record-breaking Star Cinema movie released just over a month ago, the new read “Hello, Love, Goodbye” relives the heartwarming Hong Kong journey of Joy and Ethan, portrayed by Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards, respectively, in the film.

“THE ADDAMS FAMILY” CELEBRATES THE CREEPY IN NEW TRAILER

Weird is wonderful! Watch the brand new international trailer for Universal Pictures and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures’ comedy adventure  The Addams Family. YouTube:  https://youtu.be/vSmWdu0RORc   Get ready to snap your fingers!  The Addams Family  is back on the big screen in the first animated comedy about this creepy and kooky clan.  You may think your family is weird but the outlandish, bizarre, and completely iconic Addams Family, will have you thinking again.

Lea Salonga leads lineup of singers at concert-for-a-cause to honor Ryan Cayabyab and build UP medical facility

Several singers are performing on the evening of September 21, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) for what is set to be this year’s biggest tribute concert for composer Ryan Cayabyab. The National Artist for Music and Ramon Magsaysay awardee is being honored at “Ang SOAP Opera ng Buhay Ko 2: Musika ni Ryan, Medisina ng Ating Bayan (Isang Pagpupugay ng Iskolar ng Bayan sa Pambansang Alagad ng Sining).”

Liza Soberano spices things up with Jollibee and the new Crispy Spice Fries

Jollibee    introduces the newest member of the family! The beautiful, adventurous, and fun-loving Liza Soberano and Jollibee mascot with members of the team (L-R): Jollibee Global Marketing Officer Francis Flores; Trade Marketing Officer Bing Chavez; Trade Marketing Manager Ging Ingaran; National Promotions Officer Lea Sudio; National Trade Director CS Siason; Brand Specialist Bea Bacani; Assistant Brand Manager for Fries Kat Facun; Senior Marketing Manager for Complementary Products Kay Segismundo; AVP for Brand Communication, PR and Digital Arline Adeva; Shine Genzola; Brand Engagement Manager Cat Triviño; and Trade Marketing Manager Paolo Tolentino. Check out the newest addition to the Jollibee family! One of the country’s most beautiful, sought-after celebrities Liza Soberano joins Jollibee’s star-studded roster of endorsers to promote the brand’s newest snack, the Crispy Spice Fries.

2020: The Year of the Metal Rat is upon us!

What to expect at the 15 th Philippine Feng Shui Convention on November 20, Novotel Manila What’s in store for me in 2020? Where will my career or business go? How will I succeed? Will I finally settle all my debts? Will I finally be able to save and make investments? Will I stay single or will I find the one for me? Is it time to get married or have a baby? Feng shui master Marites Allen answers all these questions and more at the 15 th Philippine Feng Shui Convention happening on November 24 at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center.

“DAYAW” BRINGS BACK ‘BEARERS OF CULTURE’ FOR SEVENTH SEASON ON ANC

Filipino heritage is alive and well through the efforts of our “bearers of culture,” individuals who have made it their mission to teach indigenous dance, song or chant, and skills for the future generations to inherit. On the seventh season of “Dayaw” on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) starting on September 19, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda once again shares the stories of these unsung heroes, who silently yet passionately protect our national identity by preserving our  and traditions.

GET INSIDE THE MAKING OF “GEMINI MAN” WITH NEW FEATURETTE

Go behind-the-scenes of Paramount Pictures’  Gemini Man  with Will Smith,  director Ang Lee,  and producer Jerry Bruckheimer to learn more about the film’s unprecedented, groundbreaking technology. Check out the VFX featurette here and watch  Gemini Man  in Philippine cinemas October 9.

“JOKER” -- AN ORIGIN STORY LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN

Warner Bros. Pictures’ new critically acclaimed drama “Joker,” the winner of this year’s Golden Lion (equivalent to Best Picture) at the Venice Film Festival, is an original, standalone origin of this infamous character, the tale of an atmosphere of unrest fostering a man on the brink who, like his city—and likely, because of it—grows closer to the precipice. (Watch the film’s final trailer at  http://bit.ly/ JokerFinalTrailerPH .) This is not the Gotham, nor the Joker, one would recognize from 80 years of established storytelling depicted on the page or screen.  

INIGO COLLABORATES WITH SINGAPORE’S AKASHA FOR NEW INTERNATIONAL SINGLE

Inigo Pascual just couldn’t bid creating tasteful music goodbye as he drops his latest song “Adios,” an upbeat track that he recorded with Singaporean hip-hop/R&B artist Akasha. The collaboration follows the talented performer’s U.S. and Canada tours for his international single “Catching Feelings” just last month. In June, the pop star also launched “Options,” the title track of his upcoming LP. Earlier this year, he also teamed up with Australia's #1 YouTuber and Chinese Australian singer Wengie for the song “Mr. Nice Guy.”

Shopee Smashes Records for 9.9 Super Shopping Day, Orders Triple from 2018

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, concludes its most successful 9.9 Super Shopping Day to date. With the tremendous support from users, sellers, brands, and partners across the region, Shopee registered its best-ever performance on September 9, highlighted by: 3 times the number of orders compared to 2018 At its peak, 187,606 items were sold in a minute  Over 113 million deals offered Shopee’s popular in-app features continued to attract users over the entire 9.9 Super Shopping Day period. Users tuned in to Shopee Live every day to enjoy an upsized live streaming calendar, garnering 50 million views in total. In addition, Shopee’s collection of in-app games, including all-time favorites Shopee Shake and Shopee Quiz were played millions of times.

‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE SCARY AS “BLACK CHRISTMAS” DROPS FIRST TRAILER

Just in time for the holidays comes Universal Pictures’ and Blumhouse Productions’  Black Christmas , a timely take on a cult horror classic as a campus killer comes to face a formidable group of friends in sisterhood. Check out the film’s first trailer here and watch  Black Christmas  in Philippine cinemas December 11.

SKYBIZ EMPOWERS ENTREPRENEURS

With more Filipinos today aspiring to run their businesses at home in the advent of digital technology, SKYBIZ, the business division of SKY, is actively helping businesses go through digital transformation through its “Growth Series” events. It recently tied up with NEW (Network of Entrepreneur Women) and got speakers to advise business start-up owners with valuable information on how digital helped in growing their businesses.

KYLE, SINGAPOREAN ARTIST HAVEN LAUNCH COLLAB SINGLE “IMAGINE”

Multi-talented artist Kyle Echarri embarks on yet another electrifying adventure as he creates beautiful music with Singaporean singer-songwriter Haven for a new track titled “Imagine.” Kyle’s team-up with his fellow 16-year-old artist breaks new ground as it is the first international collaboration between StarPOP Philippines, Academy of Rock Singapore ,  and Cornerstone Music.

PENNYWISE BACK WITH A VENGEANCE IN “IT CHAPTER TWO”

The return of Pennywise to Derry in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “IT Chapter Two” means the real-world reappearance of Bill Skarsgård in the role he brought menacingly and memorably to life in the first “IT.”

10 KAPAMILYA BOOKS TO BE LAUNCHED AT MIBF 2019

Bookworms get to meet your fave Wattpad authors, YouTube stars-turned-writers!   ABS-CBN Books joins the highly anticipated Manila International Book Fair 2019 where it will host meet-and-greet sessions with Kapamilya authors and launch 10 new reads, including two books from international fiction authors, who will be bringing their well-loved stories to the Philippines. Priscilla Wu, a Korean writer based in L.A., will be releasing "True Beauty," a dystopian romance fiction that will bring two extremely different lives together in a tale of love, friendship, and salvation. Inspired by the K-pop group EXO, the story from the Asianfanfics author already has one million authentic reads. 

FIRST “BAD BOYS FOR LIFE” TRAILER REUNITES WILL SMITH & MARTIN LAWRENCE

Ride together. Die together. Watch the first trailer of Columbia Pictures’ new action comedy  Bad Boys for Life  starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. YouTube:  https://youtu.be/QYXd6M1qcbY   The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated  Bad Boys for Life .

JAKE REINVENTS HIMSELF ANEW IN LATEST ALBUM “EVOLUTION”

Jake Zyrus reemerges in the limelight by being the finest version of himself yet, as he chronicles his progress not only as a proud transman but more importantly as a music artist in his latest album, “Evolution.” "The "Evolution" title is not just about my transition, but the evolution of my life. It's kind of like the theme song of every chapter of my life. Everything connects with my life, with my voice, hence, evolution," Jake said on the reason behind the album's title. Produced under Star Music, the album boasts of various tracks that will surely highlight Jake’s distinctive ability to croon listeners.

Get ready to sing your heart out as Megasound Smart PRO launches in the Philippines!

Belt out your favorite tunes and have fun bonding with family and friends over videoke as Digital Focus Unlimited Incorporated has now included Megasound Smart Pro to its roster of premium brands.  Established in 2013, Digital Focus Unlimited Incorporated is focused in only offering unique, quality, and technology-driven audio-video products that will perfectly complement their clients’ lifestyle.  Given that Filipinos love to sing and enjoy doing even more when surrounded by family and friends, Megasound Smart Pro offers a lot of nice products that are sure to be a big hit at any party.  Backed by Korean technology, these new Megasound Smart Pro products don’t just guarantee endless fun but great quality as well.  It comes with over 18,000 built-in English and OPM songs and up to 2 years free song updates.  Here’s a look at three of their specialty videoke systems that are now available in the Philippines. MEGASOUND EXODUS HDD SMART PROFESSIONAL VIDEOKE  A Smart Vid

Acclaimed Filipino artists collaborate for the SEA Games 2019 theme song

Tony awardee Lea Salonga, National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab and Palanca award-winning writer and director Floy Quinots have teamed up for the official theme song of the 2019 South East Asian (SEA) Games. Lea sings the heart-moving tune entitled, “We Win As One,”the music of which was composed by Ryan and the lyrics were written by Floy. The said theme song was unveiled at a launch held at The Grand Bar and Lounge of Resorts World Manila.

DOCU ON GINA LOPEZ'S 'GENUINE LOVE' FOR FILIPINOS, THE PHILIPPINES, AND GOD ON IWANT AND YOUTUBE

Filipinos pay tribute to ABS-CBN Foundation chairperson Through the documentary “Genuine Love,” people learned more about Gina Lopez’s love for children, people, our nation, and the environment, which she expressed through projects and campaigns. She was the driving force behind iconic educational shows for the youth like “Sineskwela,” “Hiraya Manawari,” and “Bayani,” which inspired love for learning and love for country among a generation of Filipinos.

Shopee Offers Sitewide Free Shipping ₱0 Minimum Spend for 9.9 Super Shopping Day

On September 9, users can look forward to 24 rounds of Flash Deals with discounts up to 90% off Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, celebrates 9.9 Super Shopping Day by offering All Day Sitewide Free Shipping ₱ 0 minimum spend on September 9. In addition, consumers can look forward to flash deals up to 90% off, 100% cashback and discount vouchers, and amazing prizes to take home from Shopee’s ₱1 Game.

LOU AND ANDRE ARE ALL LOVED UP AS MYX CELEBRITY VJs THIS SEPTEMBER

New shows "MYX Most Viewed" and "Pinoy MYX Breakout" premiere this month! LouDre fans will absolutely be in cloud nine as housemates-turned-lovers Lou Yanong and Andre Brouillette cozy up to each other as the MYX Celebrity VJs for the entire month of September. Lou and Andre recently finished as the third and fourth big placers of “PBB Otso” and just as everyone watched their love story unfold in front of their eyes, so can they look forward to LouDre presenting the coolest music videos on MYX. 

Naks! Luis Manzano Lives His Best Digital Life

PLDT welcomes the TV-host actor to the Home WiFi Family Whether on- or off-screen, Luis Manzano is a master of quick-witted and hilarious antics. But there is more to this talented TV personality than most people know. In the showbiz realm, Luis has managed to carve a name for himself and established a career as a top-rating TV game show host and versatile actor. Known for his sense of humor and rapport with the audience, he has always been passionate about making real and personal connections with people. 

LG reignites an old rivalry with Asian Basketball Showdown II

Korea’s LG Sakers and Barangay Ginebra gear up for a battle of the ages Basketball season is in full swing! Five years after their last meeting, worlds collide yet again as two of the most popular basketball teams in Asia face each other once more. The LG Sakers, one of the stalwarts of the Korean Basketball League (KBL), is set to face what is arguably the country’s most beloved PBA team – the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.

GAZINI GANADOS TAKES OVER THE THRONE

New ABS-CBN Lifestyle Inspo crowned! ABS-CBN Lifestyle continues its line of aspirational personalities turned online life and style gurus now in the person of this year’s crowned Binibining Pilipinas - Universe Gazini Ganados. Gazini, who hails from Cebu and is the country’s next bet at the much-anticipated Miss Universe 2019, takes a breather from her pageant preparations by writing about her journey, insights, and helpful beauty queen-approved life hacks as this month’s ABS-CBN Lifestyle Inspo.  

ACEL TACKLES DIFFERENCES OF ROMANTIC COUPLES IN NEW SONG “PITIK BULAG”

For lovers who disagree but still choose to compromise… Former band vocalist Acel is back ,  introducing another heartwarming track entitled “Pitik Bulag,” which is guaranteed to make listeners’ hearts swoon with comfort and joy. Acel, who serenades with her calming and melodic voice, has been performing since the late 90’s. In 2007, she sang “One Love,” the theme song of the popular Korean Drama “Spring Waltz” which aired on ABS-CBN. The following year, she released her first solo album “Silver Lining.”