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6 Reasons Why Shoppers Should Look Forward to Shopee 6.6 Super Flash Sale

Get over ₱1 Million worth of cash prizes, free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend, deals as low as  ₱6 and exclusive discounts with ShopeePay Shopee-holics, rejoice! Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in  Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches 6.6 Super Flash Sale to provide users with greater  convenience and cost savings for their everyday needs. Filipinos can look out for deals as low  as ₱6, free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend, and prizes worth over ₱1.3 million. Running from  May 18 to June 6, 2020, shoppers can look forward to a fun and entertaining shopping  experience for the coming days before the big sale. Here are six reasons why users should look forward to Shopee 6.6 Super Flash Sale:

JM DROPS NOSTALGIC “HULING LIHAM” MUSIC VIDEO

Reuniting with his “Pamilya Ko” co-star Alyssa JM De Guzman continues the saga of a love story that wasn’t meant to be in the music video of “Huling Liham,” released under Star Music. The melancholic yet hopeful track was written by husband-and-wife composers Moira Dela Torre and Jason Marvin for their close friend JM, and was produced by ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo.

KARJON ARE BEST FRIENDS-TURNED-LOVERS IN iWANT's “AMPALAYA CHRONICLES”

“Labyu Hehe” episode streams on June 3 iWant’s original ‘hugot’ anthology series “Ampalaya Chronicles” continues its bitter and relatable love stories with Karina Bautista and Aljon Mendoza as they star in the series’ second episode as friends who give romantic love a shot. Titled “Labyu Hehe,” the episode follows the intricacies of dating one’s  best friend, based on “Ampalaya Monologues” book author Mark Ghosn’s spoken word piece of the same title.

Netflix announces the Japanese animation film A Whisker Away

Netflix announces the Japanese animation film A Whisker Away   to launch globally on June 18, 2020 WATCH AND SHARE THE TRAILER A Whisker Away   - Global Launch: June 18, 2020   Miyo Sasaki, nicknamed "Muge" meaning "infinitely mysterious," has a bright personality and is full of energy at school and at home. She is also secretly in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. Miyo tries repeatedly to get Kento's attention, but he takes no notice of her. She realizes that the only way to get close to him is to transform into a cat, but at some point, the boundary between herself and the cat becomes ambiguous, and she is forced to give up her life as a human… 

LOVI AND ZANJOE LOSE AND FIND EACH OTHER IN “MALAYA,” NOW STREAMING WORLDWIDE ON iWANT AND TFC.tv

Another dreamy masterpiece from “Glorious” creator Lovi Poe and Zanjoe Marudo grapple with the choice to abandon or realize a once-in-a-lifetime love in the movie “Malaya,” another dreamy romance from “Glorious” director Concepcion Macatuno, now streaming on iWant and TFC.tv. The iWant original movie features the first on-screen pairing of the actors and was shot entirely in the scenic Italy, which is home to hundreds of thousands of overseas Filipinos. “Malaya” follows two wandering souls who chase their dreams in a foreign country, putting the relatable real-life experiences of overseas Filipinos at the forefront.

Jollibee Foods Corporation and PayMaya pioneer conversational commerce with ‘cashless’ ordering chatbot

Ordering at your favorite JFC fast food restaurant is now just a chat away! Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) along with all of its food and restaurant brands in the country has begun piloting an interactive mobile ordering system via chatbot, with a seamless payment experience powered by PayMaya. Customers in select areas can now use their credit, debit, or prepaid cards  as well as their PayMaya e-wallet accounts to pay for their favorite food items and meals via the Facebook Messenger channels of  Jollibee, Burger King, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Red Ribbon -- which are all currently running on beta version.  This will soon be available in the Facebook messenger of Greenwich as well.

NETFLIX | JO KOY: IN HIS ELEMENTS Trailer + Key Art Debut

Make some noise, Philippines! Jo Koy: In His Elements , a Netflix Original Special, is coming on June 12.   Watch the trailer HERE For the first time ever, comedian Jo Koy takes Netflix to the Philippines in his new special, Jo Koy: In His Elements.  Koy celebrates his heritage by telling jokes about life as a Filipino-American while highlighting the culture of Manila. Koy uses this opportunity to shine a light on other Filipino-American performers by welcoming to the stage famed breakdancer Ronnie , Grammy-winning producer !llmind , singer/songwriter Iñigo Pascual , and comedians Andrew Lopez , Joey Guila , and Andrew Orolfo . Jo Koy: In His Elements premieres globally on Netflix on June 12, 2020. 

Globe Studios’ Henares weighs in on the internet’s evolving impact to culture and work

Now more than ever, the Internet has become an important avenue to bring creators, enterprises and the audience closer together. Globe Studios Head and Executive Quark Henares shared his insights on this topic in part two of  PURVEYR’s Perspectives  — a digital creative conference on culture, work, and lifestyle  —  which delved on the subject of the Internet. Henares was joined by music producer and artist similarobjects (Jorge Wieneke V), and digital PR and marketing consultant, Thysz Estrada, as panelists.

LESHA’S “CIAO, BELLA" RECEIVES SOLID SUPPORT ACROSS ASIA

Spotify, Apple Music, KKBOX, & JioSaavn feature "Ciao, Bella" “Ciao, Bella," by electro-pop artist Lesha, has received solid editorial support across Asia via music streaming service Apple Music, Spotify, India’s JioSaavn, and Taiwan’s KKBox. “This is crazy! Can’t believe something I wrote and produced in my bedroom would make it this far,” Lesha enthused in an Instagram post. 

Shopee offers the Ultimate Gen Z Dream Job - be a TikTok Star!

Shopee is looking for a content creator for their TikTok Channel Are you obsessed with TikTok? Have you been following all the viral hashtags and trends on social media? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you may be just what Shopee is looking for! In this role, you get the chance to create and produce engaging social media content from beginning to end. The best part? Not only will you get paid to do something you really enjoy doing, but you’ll also proudly represent the brand as one of the Faces of Shopee on TikTok! 

HOME COOKS TO SHINE IN METRO CHANNEL’S NEWEST TV SHOW “POTLUCK”

To feature home cooking favorites, tips, and techniques Metro Channel invites home cooks to demonstrate their flair in the kitchen, share their favorite recipes, and be part of its newest cooking show, “Potluck.” The upcoming program, an exciting refuge for viewers who enjoy creating new dishes, experimenting with ingredients, and rekindling their fondness for food, will feature everyday kitchen masters and their home-cooking staples. “Potluck” is open to all home cooks at least 20 years old who would like to share their own recipes—from classic Pinoy favorites to fusion food and even quarantine-inspired treats and desserts.

MNL48 JOINS LIST OF ASIAN ARTISTS IN INTERNATIONAL BENEFIT CONCERT “ONE LOVE ASIA”

MNL48 third generation members soon to be elected... Members of MNL48 Coleen Trinidad, Sheki Arzaga, and Abby Trinidad will  join other Asian stars  at the “One Love Asia”  that seeks  to raise funds in support of UNICEF this Wednesday (May 27). “To be part of such a massive lineup of artists is a huge privilege, especially that we will be representing the Philippines,” Abby shared. They have also been going through rigorous training and shared that they will be teaming up with other girls under the AKB48 group for the performance.

DISCOVERY SHOW “EXPEDITION ASIA WITH RYAN PYLE” EXPLORES POST-PANDEMIC TRAVEL IDEAS

Travelling may become more difficult in a post-pandemic world but Ryan Pyle, host of “Expedition Asia,” a ten-episode travel series which premieres this June 2 on Discovery Channel on SKY, hopes that shows like his could fill in the void and offer ideas that may be suited even in a new normal. "I hope a TV show like Expedition Asia is going to give people a lot of ideas about what to do when they can travel again. Because expeditions is a great way to social distance. You are out of no where, in a tent, you're walking up the mountain, across the desert. You aren't near anyone else. You are getting an appreciation of nature. I just feel like trekking and climbing up a mountain is a great way on social distancing," he said. 

iWANT'S “WRECK HUNTERS” GIVES YOU 5 REASONS TO TRY WRECK DIVING AFTER QUARANTINE

The lockdown may have stopped us from going out, but not from daydreaming our own adventures. Get your shot of adrenaline this summer and dive into breathtaking sceneries and uncover some of the most interesting yet underrated mysteries of Philippine history in underwater wrecks found all over the country—while you’re still at the safety of your own homes. There’s no need to spend cash or leave the couch as iWant brings exciting exploits to your screens in its original underwater docu series “Wreck Hunters” for free. Tag along with divemaster and award-winning underwater photographer Wowie Wong and sports and outdoor enthusiast Ernie Lopez as they take you to dangerous yet seemingly magical wrecks in the five-episode series, which surveys a sunken casino, an aircraft carrier, a Japanese cargo ship, and more. Not yet convinced? Here are some reasons to watch iWant’s “Wreck Hunters” and try wreck diving in the future:

SAM MILBY SINGS “LOVE LOCKDOWN’S” OST “LAST GOODNIGHT”

Sam Milby’s affecting track “Last Goodnight” is the theme song of iWant’s digital movie offering “Love Lockdown.” The pop-rock record, previously released as part of the actor-singer’s “SAM:12” album—complements the intriguing story of seven people brought together by love, lust, and betrayal in the new iWant offering. The song alludes to the complications of a lustful encounter, depicting the dangers of helplessly falling in love after a single intimate meeting.

PLDT, Smart launch rolling store for frontline AFP workers

Through the PLDT-Smart Foundation Frontline workers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) are now able to avail of the special offers of PLDT-Smart products and services through the recently launched PLDT and Smart rolling store stationed in Camp Aguinaldo.  Some of these offers include discounts on PLDT, Smart and TNT products and services. This includes a PLDT Home WiFi for only P995, the unli Fibr Plan 2899 with speed up to 100 mbps and a switch offer of 50% off for six months which is inclusive of free installation and activation fees. 

NETFLIX IS BUILDING A HOME FOR PINOY STORIES

Five new Pinoy Films to launch on Netflix this June to celebrate Independence Day in the Philippines Netflix today announced a new slate of beloved and critically-acclaimed Pinoy films across a variety of genres - from horror, comedy, to critically-acclaimed drama. Partnering with leading production studios, including Viva, ERJ Found Films, Black Cap Pictures and Changhe Films, the latest lineup opens Netflix members to a world of diverse storytelling from the Philippines.

TikTok to Raise Funds for COVID-19 Relief Efforts with K-POP Concert Series for Filipino Fans

First-ever live vertical-format concert, “TikTok Stage Live From Seoul”, will feature a star-studded line-up of 9 K-POP idol groups, including the likes of Monsta X, iKon, AKMU The excitement continues with a second concert, “TikTok Stage With HIPHOPPLAYA”, featuring over 20 of the biggest artists in South Korea including Jay Park, Zico and more As part of its coordinated COVID-19 relief efforts around the world, TikTok , the leading destination for short-form mobile video , is launching for the first time, two live vertical-format K-POP concerts - “TikTok Stage Live From Seoul” on 25 May, 4PM PHT, and “TikTok Stage With HIPHOPPLAYA” on 27 May, 7PM PHT. The star-studded concert series is open to viewers in the Philippines and around the world. Fans will get the chance to enjoy their favourite K-POP acts from the comfort and safety of their homes, while doing their part to aid COVID-19 relief efforts. For every live viewer who tunes in, TikTok will donate US$0.50, a

Play Hard & Win Big: Shopee 6.6 Super Flash Sale is Here with New In-App Games to Enjoy

From May 18 to June 6, users can grab exclusive deals as low as ₱6 and new games that let  you earn more coins! Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and  Taiwan, launches two new in-app games just in time for the Shopee 6.6 Super Flash Sale.  Shopee Claw and Shopee Poly join the roster of Shopee’s in-app games where users can play,  redeem prizes and earn as many points which they can use for the big sale. Ruoshan Tao, Head of Marketing at Shopee Philippines said, “We want our users to enjoy  and have fun while they are at home with their friends and family. Shopee has recently  introduced two new in-app games, Shopee Claw and Shopee Poly, just in time for Shopee 6.6  Super Flash Sale. Shoppers can enjoy more deals and promotions as they shop and play on  their mobile phones. We are committed to improving our platform and introducing new features  to connect with our users in a way that is fun, positive and engaging. ”

Official trailer | The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron, premieres on Netflix on July 10

FOREVER IS HARDER THAN IT LOOKS The Old Guard , starring Charlize Theron, premieres on Netflix on July 10, 2020 Watch the trailer here

Grab your tissues, hennies! The Queer Eye Season 5 trailer is here!

Grab your tissues, hennies!  The Queer Eye Season 5 trailer is here ! Premieres on Netflix June 5, 2020 About QUEER EYE: The series returned to Netflix in 2018 going global and introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic, diverse perspectives and a brand new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming), Karamo Brown (Culture) and Tan France (Fashion).

MYX PUSHES THROUGH WITH MYX AWARDS 2020 VIA VIRTUAL CELEBRATION

IV of Spades, Shanti Dope, KZ, Moira score most noms The power of music remains supreme even in the time of pandemic as MYX Philippines carries on with its commitment to recognize the country’s top musical talents through a virtual celebration of the MYX Awards 2020. The number one music channel in the country is utilizing the barrier-breaking and rule-bending force of music to bring together artists and help bring joy to Filipinos amid a challenging time.

DAN OMBAO PLEADS FOR ANOTHER CHANCE IN LOVE IN “MULING MARAMDAMAN”

Dan Ombao appeals for a loved one to stay in the aftermath of a lost love in his latest release “Muling Maramdaman,” produced under Star Music. The "Idol Philippines" finalist took inspiration in writing the song from his long distance relationship with his then-girlfriend who was living in Japan. “We’ve been separated from our loved ones for a lot of times, and sometimes, that means losing ourselves too,” he explained on how he can relate to the love ballad.

Joshua Garcia joins Daniel Padilla in Actors Cue for #ExtendTheLove initiative

Another young showbiz royalty will join the discussion tomorrow for Actors Cue Series 10.  Joshua Garcia will join the panel along with Daniel Padilla to talk about his films and process as an actor in a special edition of Actors Cue for the  # ExtendTheLove  initiative tomorrow May 22, Friday, LIVE 7PM at  fb.me/ExtendTheLove .

Learning at Your Fingertips with TikTok’s Latest Campaign

TikTok will officially launch its learning-centric campaign to empower users with knowledge through short-form videos on May 25. The #TikTokU Program aims to bring learning straight to everyone’s smartphones for users to gain access to practical tips and up-to-date knowledge, all from talented creators in the Philippines. With the platform’s diversified content, users are provided with a library of educational videos ready for consumption within a minute or less. This creates the perfect opportunity to convert those idle time of in-betweens into productive learning moments. Learning a new language, a quick art and crafts tutorial , or trivial things has never been this fun and easy   

NETFLIX | SPACE FORCE Main Trailer + Podcast

Nowhere to go but up. SPACE FORCE Launches May 29, 2020, on Netflix Watch the Official Trailer Now! Inside Joke: Space Force Podcast Debuts May 29th! Space is hard, but this podcast makes it look easy. Join host and star Jimmy O. Yang starting May 29th as he welcomes the cast and crew behind the new Netflix series Space Force for a 10-part podcast exploring the stories behind the show. New episodes Mondays and Thursdays each week, with guests like Steve Carell, Greg Daniels, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Tawny Newsome, Diana Silvers and many more.

MATTEO’S LIFE-CHANGING MILITARY TRAINING IN iWANT DOCUMENTARY “RANGER G”

Matteo’s character and endurance put to the test… iWant offers an immersive exploration of Matteo Guidicelli’s Scout Ranger training in the Philippine Army in the original documentary “Ranger G,” letting viewers in on what soldiers have to go through in order to serve the country. Streaming on Saturday (May 23), “Ranger G” chronicles Matteo’s month-long training at Camp Pablo Tecson in Bulacan. Matteo is the first celebrity to take the course, where he pushed his mental, physical, and emotional strength to the limit and learned the value of brotherhood.

MYLENE AND KIT’S BLAZING LOVE AFFAIR IN “BELLE DOULEUR,” NOW STREAMING ON iWANT

Award-winning actress Mylene Dizon and one of today’s hottest stars, Kit Thompson,   get caught up in   a sexy May-December romance in “Belle Douleur,” now streaming on iWant for free. The iWant original is the latest to add to   the streaming service’s collection of more than 1,000 free movies after receiving rave reviews as a competition entry and winning Audience Choice Award (Full-Length Feature Film) at the 2019 Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival and premiering in local theaters last   year .

HIT THE RIGHT NOTES, WIN CASH PRIZES IN ACAPERRA ONLINE SINGING CONTEST

Make the most of your time at home by embracing your musical side. Whether you’ve  been training formally for years, been practicing only in the shower, or you’re a master  at the karaoke bar, this contest is finally your time to shine. Anyone can join along to share their talents while potentially earning themselves cash  prizes in Insight 360’s ACAPERRA, a brand new online contest for all the prospective  musical artists stuck at home practicing social distancing. 

Daniel Padilla joins Actors’ Cue Series for #ExtendTheLove initiative

Box office superstar Daniel Padilla will discuss his craft as an actor in a special edition of Actors Cue for the #ExtendTheLove initiative this May 22, Friday, LIVE 7PM at  fb.me/ExtendTheLove . He’ll talk about his films and his passion as an actor to be moderated by filmmaker Adolfo Alix Jr. The event is for the benefit of the displaced film workers affected by the quarantine.