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Christmas starts early with Samsung’s Merrier Christmas Gifts for TV promo

The merriest time of the year has officially begun, and it signals the start of big celebrations, with family and friends sharing in the joys of a festive atmosphere, good food, holiday music, and gift-giving.  One of the most memorable holiday activities in Filipino households is gathering around the living room TV to watch holiday movies that families see year after year.

Shopee Offers All Day Sitewide Free Shipping with ₱0 Minimum Spend for Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale

On November 11, Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale will feature up to 90% off deals from leading brands and an exclusive 12-hour livestream  Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, will celebrate Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale by offering users all day sitewide free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend on November 11. Consumers can also score up to 90% off deals and tune in to an exclusive 12-hour livestream with non-stop giveaways and vouchers. 


Fresh from her big win at 2019 Awit Awards… Moira Dela Torre just keeps rounding up one recognition after another as she recently notched a nomination in the Best Southeast Asian Act category of the prestigious MTV EMA 2019 happening in Seville, Spain. “I was stunned and overwhelmed because of the blessings. I thought at one point that my streak of success is coming to an end because of lost opportunities, but soon the blessings started pouring in again. This is the cherry on top—because now even Kapamilyas abroad can show their support,” she said.

Mas enjoy ang break with new TNT GIGA promos!

Get more data for your entertainment apps from TNT What do you usually do on your break time? Do you follow your favorite people on social media and watch all their stories and content? Or do you play your favorite online mobile games with your friends? Don’t you wish you can do more? If you answer yes to all of our questions, then you’re in luck—TNT is amplifying their Giga promos with all new GIGA Stories and GIGA Games offers!

RCBC embarks on digital KYC to onboard millions of unbanked Filipinos

(Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation President and CEO Eugene Acevedo and LenddoEFL Managing Director Mark MacKenzie (center) have signed an agreement to integrate Know Your Customer processes for RCBC’s DiskarTech virtual bank. They are joined by (from left) RCBC Retail Banking Group’s Lhan Bendal, Retail Banking Group Head Richard Lim, Chief Innovations and Inclusion Officer Lito Villanueva, LenddoEFL Sales Director Judity Dumapay, and RCBC Retail Banking Group’s Em Valdes.)  Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has sealed a partnership with LenddoEFL for faster and more convenient financial account opening for Filipinos through an end-to-end digital verification and authentication solution.  To date, Know Your Customer (KYC) processes have always required a face-to-face or real-time online interview to onboard bank customers.


It’s a grand homecoming! On its 30 th  anniversary, Metro honors 30 cover girls who helped it make an impact as a lifestyle and fashion magazine over the last three decades. These beautiful, strong and independent women have graced its pages and have inspired the female market Metro has loved and served over the last 30 years. The magazine has also been a part of their professional and personal journeys, as it bears witness to how these amazing women have overcome challenges and have transformed their lives to become role models for the Metro woman.

Shop your favorite K-Beauty brands now at SM Beauty

The biggest buzz in pop culture these days starts with a K. From K-Drama to K-Pop to K-Beauty, the world has fallen in love with all things Korean. K-Beauty has taken the whole world by storm with its sheet masks and a skin care tradition characterized by simplicity, efficacy and wellness. Korean beauty companies are well known for their use of innovative ingredients in their products like snail mucus, tomato, kale, coptis root, licorice root and many others.

Realme records 808% YoY growth in Q3 2019

Ramps up to 7th spot on the list of the world’s top smartphone brands with shipping record exceeding 10 million units Game changer brand realme claims the 7th spot on the list of the top smartphone brands in the world with a solid 808 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth in the international analytics firm Counterpoint’s Q3 2019 results. With shipping records surpassing 10 million units in the third quarter, realme is now the fastest-growing smartphone brand worldwide.


Darren, KZ, Yeng and more to lead the biggest music festival in the country… The biggest international Filipino music festival finally comes home as One Music X 2019 (1MX) is all set to rock Manila this November 22 (Friday).  Following 1MX sold-out concerts in Dubai, UAE, and Singapore, where world-class Filipino artists conquered the international stage, the stars this time will get to showcase their singing prowess in their homeland.  Watch out for the biggest music acts to be led by outstanding performers KZ Tandingan, Yeng Constantino, Darren Espanto, Sandwich, Itchyworms, Mayonnaise, IV of Spades, Agsunta and more surprise guests.  One Music X was launched in 2017, spearheaded by record label Star Music, FM radio station MOR 101.9 For Life!, music channel MYX Philippines, OPM music portal One Music PH, and the global multiplatform media hub for Filipino news and entertainment, The Filipino Channel (TFC), with a goal to showcase Pinoy talents on the world stage. The music festival


DeJonge will star opposite Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as Colonel Tom Parker when cameras roll early next year on the eagerly anticipated film   Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that up-and-coming Australian actress Olivia DeJonge will play Priscilla Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s feature film about the iconic Elvis Presley. In the movie, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Luhrmann (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge!”) will explore the life and music of Elvis Presley, through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played in the film by two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump,” “Philadelphia”).  The story will delve into their complex dynamic spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America.  Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley. Luhrm


Universal Pictures’ new romantic comedy  Last Christmas  features the music of George Michael, including the bittersweet holiday classic of the film’s title. The film will also premiere brand new unreleased material by the legendary Grammy-winning artist, who sold more than 115 million albums and recorded 10 No. 1 singles over the course of his iconic career. (Watch the film’s trailer at .) Approximately 10 years ago, producer David Livingstone began the development of a romantic comedy based on George Michael’s song “Last Christmas.” “It is played on repeat absolutely every year,” Livingstone says, “in every store—on every radio station—again and again. I thought it would be marvelous to turn that into a movie.” In turn, the producer would bring the premise to the legendary songwriter and performer Michael, who was interested in the project…on the proviso that multihyphenate Emma Thompson would become involved in its development and execution. Livingstone

Play your favorite games nonstop and get the best rewards with PayMaya

It’s an exciting time to be a gamer and esports fan right now, as so many events and tournaments are happening in Manila over the next few months—we’ve got this year’s Esports and Gaming Summit from October 25-27, the second season of the Nationals PH tournament for  Mobile Legends: Bang  Bang  in November, the much-awaited Halloween Steam Sale from  October 28-November 1, and the esports events in the 2019 SEA Games hosted here from November to December. No matter what you like to play, whether it’s  Mobile Legends,   DOTA 2, Tekken 7 , or any other hot title everyone’s playing,   you can take your pick and get your fill of gaming any way you want!      And if you’re inspired to play even harder by all these events, then you’re in luck, because  PayMaya’s  always got gamers’ back. Thanks to the amazing deals and discounts  PayMaya  has to offer, it’s undeniably the best payment partner of gamers in the Philippines.      Just take it from local esports pro John Erwin “Yakou” Magno fro

Vivo V17 Pro’s dual selfie camera lets users “shoot beyond limits”

Shoot beyond limits with Vivo V17 Pro dual front camera, exclusive selfie apps There was a time when taking selfies was as basic as capturing one’s close-up image, often to highlight an appearance or a spectacular scenery in the background. While selfie shooters yearned to capture more elements in their frames, they were limited mostly by the technology of the front-facing cameras at that time. In recent years, advancements in optics technology and software development have given birth to front-facing cameras that offer better resolution and image quality, as well as AI-enhanced photography apps. These, in turn, have transformed selfie shooting, from a mere trend, to a skill, even an artform.


Today, Universal Pictures announced that global music icon Taylor Swift and legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber have collaborated on a new, original song written for Universal Pictures’ film  Cats , based on Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical. The song, “Beautiful Ghosts,” will feature in both the film and in the end credits.


Powerful vocalist Zion is unyielding in his passion for music despite his continuing battle with cancer as he releases his newest single “Kailangan Kita,” produced under Star Music. Zion said the song speaks about hearts that were abandoned in the process of chasing one’s dreams. “What good finally reaching your dreams and being on top of the world, if you’ve lost the very reason you made them in the first place? It is the anthem for abandoned hearts who struggle with being lonely at the top,” he explained.

Dotty's World Releases Hugot-filled Single "Shock Absorber"

Pop-rock band Dotty's World is back with their latest single "Shock Absorber." The song follows suit with the themes and emotions that the band would like to put forth - that of a young person's heartaches.


The brand new poster for Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Richard Jewell” has just been released. Directed by Clint Eastwood and based on the true story of the 1996 Atlanta bombing, the film tells what happens when what is reported as fact obscures the truth. Check out the poster here and watch “Richard Jewell” in Philippine cinemas January 15, 2020.

Amazing travel deals await with Traveloka’s Su-Paw Sale

T here’s no reason to miss out on the opportunity to get on a plane and travel the world with Traveloka’s biggest promo yet, the Su-Paw Sale! On Oct ober  25, Traveloka users can enjoy up to 50% discounts on flights, accommodations, and activities and attractions too. Southeast Asia’s leading online travel platform introduces the Su-Paw Sale in line with its ongoing Petfluencer campaign, which highlights that ease of making all types of travel arrangements via Traveloka; so easy that even your favorite furry friend can do it. On Friday, Oct ober  25, from 10:00 am onwards, Traveloka app users can browse through all destinations and travel periods and enjoy discounted flight bookings with as much as 50% off, up to a maximum of P10,000. Meanwhile, discounts for hotels and accommodation will also be up for grabs! Users can get up to 40% off, or up to P1,500, for a minimum spend of P3,000 from 6 - 8 pm only. And then specifically for in-app use for hotels, people can enjoy up to P1,250 off

Actress Kakai Bautista joins Eugene Domingo in JolliSerye season 3

The comedienne joins the Happy Calendar House as Evonne Adarna Your favorite Petsa de Peligro series is back! JolliSerye and the whole Happy Calendar House crew, including Eugene Domingo who plays CEO U.G.E., is back for a third season of showing everyone how to get through those crucial  Petsa de Peligro  days with Jollibee’s JolliSavers. This season, the cast of the hilarious commercial series is joined by Filipino actress, singer, and comedienne Kakai Bautista, who plays Evonne Adarna aka E.A., a popular fashion vlogger who applies as U.G.E.’s executive assistant. Adarna tries to prove herself by relying on her vlogging skills, to wacky results.

Pizza-Rap Barkada Blowout with #GreenwichSagotKoNa All-in sa Sarap, All-in sa Saya!

Everything in life is bigger, better and more memorable if it’s all-in. From everyday barkada bonding moments to feasting on your favorite celebratory food – things seem larger than life if it’s done with everything you’ve got, just like Greenwich’s All-In Overload pizza.  Of course, when you go all-in with whatever it is you set your mind to do, you can expect to receive great results – aka success. What makes the moment doubly sweeter is when you celebrate personal successes with those who mean the most to you – your barkada. #GreenwichSagotKoNa outrightly expresses that your success is also your kabarkada’s success.

Get as much as P3,000 in cashback when you shop online and in stores with PayMaya this month

Ready your mobile wallets, folks! Shopping season is once again on full-throttle, and not only can you get the best discounts on deals when you shop online and in stores, but you can also get so much more when you shop with your  PayMaya  card or use  PayMaya  QR.  Take advantage of all the sweet sales happening this month and zero in on online and in-store deals you’ve been wishing for when you use your  PayMaya  card or pay using QR for your online and in-store shopping this October—and get as much as P3,000 in cashback for all your purchases.  Go crazy shopping online at some of the most popular e-Commerce sites and snag the latest fashion finds, gadget trends, and home items because you can get up to 100% cashback (maximum P1,000 for October) for all your transactions. And when you go crazy and spend a total of P5,000, you also get a P500 cashback on top of everything else! But when you feel like going to the malls to get your shopping fill this October,  PayMaya's  also got y


For its fifteenth year, Cinema One Originals loudly and proudly declares what it’s stood for all these years, originality in all its permutations, and challenging old and new audiences if they’re ready for the Cinema One Originals Experience—an experience that goes beyond cinema, beyond cinephilia, beyond entertainment. All these years, the Cinema One Originals mandate has been to give filmmakers, first-timers and otherwise, a platform to fully express their visions. This year, eight original narrative features get P3 million worth of grant each.  There are four first time filmmakers, three previous Cinema One Originals alumni, and one director making her second feature and her Cinema One Originals debut.


Reuben Laurente is a top-notch global artist and performer . He is a multi-award-winning singer, songwriter, theater performer, and album producer who cites Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Brian McKnight, Harry Connick Jr., Mel Torme as his major influences. After a 13-year hiatus in the Philippine music industry, he recently launched his fans’ most-awaited solo recording digital single, “Ang Pinakamagandang Awit”, composed by Marizen Yaneza, arranged by Noel Espenida, produced and published by RJA Productions LLC. 

Smart partners with China’s No. 1 mobile app WeChat to provide tourists the best travel experience in Philippines

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and WeChat, China’s biggest mobile app, have sealed a groundbreaking partnership for the launch of Smart WeChat Go Philippines, which lets Chinese tourists experience the Philippines with greater ease and convenience. WeChat, operated by Tencent, is China’s most widely-used one-stop app with over 1 billion users relying on it for functions such as online messaging, mobile payment, transportation and travel, hotel reservations, and more.   


ABS-CBN presents the world premiere of the newest breakthrough talent-reality format “Your Moment,” a collaboration between the country’s leading network and Dutch powerhouse creator Fritz Productions, to put a spotlight on Filipino and foreign singing and dancing acts from all ages, crowning two grand champions in each talent category in the finals.


Fear never sleeps.  Check out below three, eye-popping brand new artworks for Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming supernatural thriller “Doctor Sleep,” the next chapter in “The Shining” story of Stephen King. (Watch the film’s featurette explaining What is The Shine at .) In Philippine cinemas Thursday, November 07, “Doctor Sleep” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag  #DoctorSleepMovie

Hot off the grill: Peri-Peri now open in Tomas Morato

Got a craving for chicken? If you live north of the metro, particularly along the Tomas Morato area, you can now indulge in some juicy and mouthwatering grilled chicken from Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken and Sauce Bar. Peri-Peri, home of the original South African-inspired chicken has opened the doors to its 26 th branch at Tomas Morato in Quezon City.  With the opening of this new Tomas Morato branch, the restaurant chain hopes to attract the interest and satisfy the palates of more foodies who enjoy spice-up cuisine. The new store is the restaurant’s 7 th branch in Quezon City and is the 9 th branch that has been opened this year. 


Irish singer and song writer who rose to fame as one of the original members of the Irish boy band WESTLIFE, Brian McFadden, will be coming to Cebu at the  Mediterranean Ballroom, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino on November 16, 2019  and Manila at the  New Frontier Theatre, Araneta Center, Quezon City on November 17, 2019  for an intimate concert. This is to complete our original Westlife live experience journey as #Batang90s. Joining Brian as a very special guest both for Cebu and Manila, is our very own first ever Idol Philippines champion, Ms. Zephanie Dimaranan.

Sarah G.’s Secret to Decades of Success: Explore and Discover

The singer-actress has been in the industry for almost two decades now. William Shakespeare once said, “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” This is something that no doubt applies to Sarah Geronimo, the multi-hyphenated star who is inarguably still one of the brightest personalities in the entertainment industry even after almost two decades of being a part of it.  Some would say that Sarah was meant to rule the stage since she was young, but there was a lot of hard work invested in her career as well — something she had shown since childhood. She won the grand prize for the IBC television singing contest Star for a Night at the tender age of 14 and had been unstoppable ever since. Her rise was fast but expected. She broke through the top with new hits and soulful revivals, as well as albums that turned her presence into a form of pop culture on its own. 


Vin Diesel is the ultimate weapon in Columbia Pictures’ new action thriller  Bloodshot , based on the popular Valiant Comic Books.  Watch the film’s international trailer now!


Emma Stone ( La La Land, The Amazing Spider-Man ) and Abigail Breslin (TV’s  Scream Queens ) are back for more zombie post-apocalyptic shenanigans, in Columbia Pictures’ action comedy  Zombieland: Double Tap .