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New singer-songwriter Gio Marlo is one to watch out for in 2021

  Only 21 years old, Gio Marlo’s brand of accessible pop built from R&B grooves and chilled soulfulness, is one the reasons why the OPM music scene is getting more exciting. Inspired by a recent breakup, his debut single “Akala” talks about how the person you were hoping to end up with turns out to be the one who will be hurting you instead.

RISING INTERNATIONAL POP STAR JACK NEWSOME RELEASES 'ARMS'

Like most people, 24-year-old singer/songwriter Jack Newsome spent a large part of the world’s pandemic figuring things out. The New Jersey native lived in an air of uncertainty in his new home of Studio City, CA, trying to understand what was happening around him. “'Arms' was the first song I wrote with my new partner-in-crime Cambo. We started the song on Zoom and finished it at his studio. I wore my mask there and only took it off to lay the vocal in the booth. We’re living in really lonely times, so the lyric speaks for itself,” Jack told  Popwrapped.

CHRISTIAN KANE FACES NEW NEMESIS IN “ALMOST PARADISE” ON KAPAMILYA CHANNEL

  Zsa Zsa Padilla leads Filipino guest stars in next episode After helping catch a drug smuggler and a human trafficker, former secret agent Alex Walker, played by Hollywood actor Christian Kane, will face another band of dangerous criminals this Sunday (April 4), 8:45 pm on “Almost Paradise.”   In the next episode of the U.S. crime drama series, Alex and Filipino cop Ernesto Alamares (Art Acuña) will run into a group of mobsters that are terrorizing local street-food vendors. Watch the two go undercover once again to capture the thugs wreaking havoc in the community on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live, and iWantTFC.

“HUWAG KANG MANGAMBA” GOES ON MARATHON THIS HOLY WEEK ON KAPAMILYA CHANNEL

  Rest and reflect with spiritual content and hit movies   As Filipinos take a pause to reflect this Holy Week, they can get inspiration from the new ABS-CBN series “Huwag Kang Mangamba,” which will have a marathon airing this Good Friday (April 2) from 6 pm to 9 pm on Kapamilya Channel.   The Gold Squad-led teleserye, which has captivated viewers with its timely and relatable story, leads the special content that will air on the ABS-CBN cable channel from Holy Thursday to Black Saturday.

Stay Home and Stock Up on Your Essentials at the Shopee 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale

This April 4, shop online and enjoy free shipping, cashback deals, and discounts up to 90% off on essential goods and more During these times when we should limit non-essential trips outside our homes, we need to turn to more convenient ways to stock up on everything we need . Online shopping, which is safer and easier, can help us keep our trips to a minimum and avoid the long queues and waiting times at supermarkets and drugstores. Nowadays, you can quickly find everything you need online. At Shopee, for instance, you can buy a wide range of necessities and tick all items off your shopping list, including food and groceries, home care products, and work-from-home essentials. Aside from the variety of products and risk-free shopping, you can also enjoy lots of perks when you shop for your essentials on Shopee. Shopee’s 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale offers discounts up to 90% off, free shipping, and cashback deals. 

PayMaya expands its widest network of cashless touchpoints nationwide with The SM Store

PayMaya is making it even more convenient for Filipinos to make the cashless shift as it expands its Add Money partnership with The SM Store, allowing PayMaya customers to easily transact and add funds to their accounts at close to 600 additional top-up locations nationwide.   On top of the service being available at The SM Store branches nationwide, PayMaya users can now add money to their PayMaya account at the Mall Information Booth, Servicio and bills payment counters located in SM Supermarket, SM  Savemore, SM Hypermarket, and Waltermart touchpoints across the country.

FYE CHANNEL BRINGS “LIFE, GOD AND MISSION” REFLECTION SERIES ON KUMU

  “Kumunity Mass” streams on Easter Sunday   Take a moment to pause and listen in on FYE Channel’s virtual reflection series dubbed “Life, God, and Mission,” streaming live on Pinoy community platform kumu this Holy Week.   “Life, God, and Mission” is a reflection program led by Fr. Tito Caluag, Claudio Lopa, and Sean Michael Afable, who will tackle relevant insights on Jesus’ significant journey towards Resurrection.

NETFLIX ANNOUNCES THE CAST FOR THE KOREAN ADAPTATION OF ‘LA CASA DE PAPEL’

Netflix announced the casting of the Korean adaptation of its beloved Spanish Original Series La casa de Papel . The Korean Original Series will feature an exciting cast from Korea’s top talents including Yoo Ji-tae ( The Swindlers , Money, Svaha: The Sixth Finger) as ‘the Professor,’ and Kim Yunjin ( Seven Days, Ode to My Father, Lost, Mistresses ) as Seon Woojin, an inspector at Task Force Team.

Get these Acer products at 20% off on Shopee 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale

Get up to 20% off on your essential work and study tools, only on Acer’s Shopee Store at the 3.3 - 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale Mark your calendars for the biggest deals and discounts up to 20% off on selected Acer and Predator models this Shopee 3.3-4.4 Mega Shopping Day on April 4, 2021!   Now’s your chance to grab products from Acer's popular Nitro, Aspire, and Swift lines because they are included in the sale! Also, if you are looking to upgrade your gaming setup, selected gaming monitors are also on sale as well as the Acer Travelmate P2!   "We continue to build on our partnership with Shopee because the market is changing in the sense that there is a segment that now prefers to stay home and shop online," said Acer Philippines General Manager Sue Ong-Lim. Got your eyes on a specific model? Here are the following units which will be discounted on April 4, 2020:   From Acer's gaming line Nitro 5, the AN515-55-50J3 is at Php44,376 from Php49,999 while the Nitro 5 AN515-5

TELERADYO ANCHORS GO DIGITAL TO SERVE MORE FILIPINOS

  Catch them on FYE Channel on kumu   From radio and cable TV, several TeleRadyo anchors are now also on digital to serve more Filipinos with shows that bring information, inspiration, and entertainment.   Streaming weekly via the FYE Channel on the Pinoy community platform kumu are seasoned broadcasters Ahwel Paz, Coach Harris Acero, Dra. Luisa Ticzon Puyat, May Valle-Ceniza, Stargazer, and Winnie Cordero.

ABS-CBN NAMES THE NEXT BIDA STAR THIS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31

The next Kapamilya star will be known this Wednesday (March 31) as the finals of the ABS-CBN’s online star search “Bida Star Gandang Naturally Fresh” streams this Wednesday (March 31) on  ABS CBN Star Hunt at Star Magic Facebook pages and YouTube Channel.       Top 4 finalists Mikaela Angela, Ruth Paga, Ayra Paraiso, and Nice Sevilla face a tougher week as 50% of their total score will come from the scores of their workshop with the Star Magic Acting Guru to the Stars Direk Rahyan while the other 50% will come from the virtual gifts in kumu, and fan votes on KTX.PH . 

TARSIER RECORDS LAUNCHES NEW ACTS TO WATCH OUT FOR IN “CLASS OF 2021”

  KZ, Bugoy, GIBBS, and more artists join the Manila-based label’s growing fam   ABS-CBN’s international-forward music label Tarsier Records builds up its artist roster by introducing new acts in its family through the campaign “Class of 2021.”   The lineup announcement for 2021 comes as the ABS-CBN Music label evolves from being the home of electronic dance music or EDM that catered to millennial-gen Z listeners in its first cycle to having a catalog shaped by its artists’ growth, the music they create, and the sound of today.   “We’ve definitely widened our view on the kind of music we support which I think is a good thing. All that really matters is does it have a vibe and do we think it will connect with our audiences, wherever they may be,” shared founder and label head of Tarsier Records Chris Lopez aka Moophs.

Churches bring ‘Visita Iglesia’ online, accept donations with PayMaya

As Filipinos spend the second Lenten season under community quarantine, Roman Catholics can not only still continue observing the Holy Week tradition of “Visita Iglesia” as churches and religious organizations go online but also opt to donate with the help of PayMaya.   Mary Immaculate Parish - Levitown, Baguio Cathedral, Basilica Minore del Santo Nino Cebu, Sacred Heart Cebu, Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Iloilo, Marian Orchard Faith Foundation Batangas, Caritas Manila, and Feast Ortigas are just some of the Philippine Churches and religious organizations who are organizing online Visita Iglesia activities this Holy Week. Filipinos can donate to these churches even while at home by simply scanning the QR code displayed in their social media page using their PayMaya app or go to their organization’s website to be able to make donations and other financial contributions using cards and e-Wallets.    

NETFLIX RETURNS TO THIS YEAR’S ALL VIRTUAL ANIMEJAPAN CELEBRATING DIVERSE SLATE OF ORIGINAL ANIME AND CREATORS

Netflix returned to this year’s all virtual AnimeJapan 2021, to showcase its diversifying slate and fan-favorite voice cast for fans in Japan and around the world. Netflix strengthens its ongoing commitment to become a home for fans and creators around the world, noting it will premiere around 40 new original anime titles this year -- close to double the number of titles brought to fans last year. During the virtual stage event, Netflix announced the upcoming worldwide release of Record of Ragnarok ( premiering June 2021 ), an anime adaptation of the hugely successful manga of the same name. The story about the epic fight for the fate of humanity will join an ever expanding slate of anime, including previously announced titles like the comedic, slice-of-life series The Way of the Househusband (premiering April 8, 2021) or the popular RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness (premiering later this year).

IT’S DO-OR-DIE FOR SUPER-VILLAINS IN “THE SUICIDE SQUAD” FIRST TRAILER

  They’re dying to save the world!  Gear up for the first trailer of James Gunn's “The Suicide Squad” which has just been revealed by Warner Bros. Pictures.   Check it out here and watch “The Suicide Squad” in Philippine cinemas this 2021.

MAJA SALVADOR IN NIÑA NIÑO; HER FIRST BANNER SERYE ON TV5

Primetime TV Majesty, Maja Salvador, is ready to reign once again in ”Niña Niño,” her first-ever teleserye on TV5. Maja plays the lead role of Niña, the older half of the sibling duo in the eponymous feel-good drama-comedy. 2017 Cinemalaya Best Actor Noel Comia Jr., plays her younger brother Niño who ventures out to the big city with her and discovers that life is anything but a bed of roses. In order to survive, they turn to extraordinary measures to make ends meet as con-artists who scam their way to earn an extra buck. An event will upend their lives and change the course of their destinies forever.

Globe reinvents customers' everyday experiences with innovative life-enabling offers

  Filipinos are very agile, always ready to adapt to new experiences and face challenges head on. Despite the pandemic, many are able to stay afloat thanks to digital means which remain abuzz with new platforms, services, bundles and plans that reinvent how we live.   Globe recognizes the challenges its customers continue to face given the current state of the pandemic. To support them, the company launched first-to-market innovations that redefine telco experiences that enable them to win each day.

#Connect2Earth: Globe solidifies climate change support through action-led initiatives

  Earth Hour is the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, representing large-scale public clamor for a sustainable future and the protection of the environment.   On Saturday, 27 March at 8:30 p.m. local time, this global event will virtually bring together millions of people, businesses and leaders from around the world to shine a spotlight on the urgent need to address nature loss and climate change. With evidence pointing towards a close link between nature's destruction and rising incidences of infectious disease outbreaks like COVID-19, Earth Hour 2021 will unite people online to speak up for nature. This event comes ahead of key moments when world leaders will take critical decisions on nature, climate change and sustainable development, setting the course of our future.

5 Exciting Things to Look Forward to at Shopee's Mega Free Shipping Sale

Shop to your heart’s desire and enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend, cashbacks, freebies, and more this March 27 Looking to splurge a little this weekend? Are you thinking of finally checking out items sitting in your cart? This Saturday, you can shop all you want with all the deals available at Shopee’s Mega Free Shipping Sale. Aside from free shipping, you can enjoy big cashbacks, ₱1 deals, and discounts up to 90% off on Shopee Mall brands. You can also win up to ₱200,000 by tuning in to GMA 7 and Shopee Live this March 27. 

ROCK 'N ROLL PERFORMANCES HEADLINE 'ASAP NATIN 'TO'

  Catch your favorite OPM bands jam together this Sunday on A2Z and TV5   It's going to be a rock 'n roll party this Sunday (March 28) as your favorite Kapamilya stars and ASAP idols share the stage with the country's top OPM bands on "ASAP Natin 'To" airing on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and TV5.     Jam along with the country's hottest bands and musical artists, including This Band, Aegis with young divas Elha Nympha, Sheena, Janine Berdin, and Zephanie, The Juans together with  singing heartthrob Iñigo Pascual, and Mayonnaise along with Rangel Fernandez and Moira dela Torre.  

METRO BRINGS BACK “DITO AT DOON” ACTRESS JANINE GUTIERREZ ON THE COVER

Metro, and its website Metro.Style, warmly welcome its newest cover girl, award-winning actress ,  and fashion and beauty muse Janine Gutierrez.   Janine, who  recently  became a Kapamilya last January,  talked to Metro.Style’s people editor Grace Libero-Cruz about her newest film, “ Dito at Doon” ;  trusting the process; her upcoming teleserye with ABS-CBN; causes and advocacies she champions; her thoughts on aging; and more. She lets readers in on her similarities with Len, her character in the film, as well as behind-the-scenes stories with her co-stars and director.

JOAO & NEIL, FOES TURNED FRIENDS IN "MMK"

Viewers will find inspiration anew in “MMK” as it brings the story of former enemies who develop a deep friendship through the many trials they encountered together this Saturday (March 27).          Raddy Dionisio (Neil Coleta) used to be bullied by Petrus Samonte (Joao Constancia) when they were young. Their lives took an unexpected turn when Petrus turned blind. Raddy proved to be the loyal friend who would stand by Petrus’ side through thick and thin.   

SHERYN BELTS OUT A GHOSTING TALE IN NEW SONG

“Tulad ng Dati” streaming on March 26   Power belter Sheryn Regis chronicles the pain of being ghosted in “ Tulad ng Dati ,” her homecoming Kapamilya single to be released under ABS-CBN’s premier record label Star Music.   The ballad “Tulad ng Dati,” dropping on various music streaming services this Friday (March 26), ponders on one’s experience of rejection and trying to find answers after she is left hanging on to the feelings without apparent warning.

FRESH TAKE ON HITS, SPECIAL GUESTS FEATURED IN SARAH G'S FIRST FILM CONCERT AIRING ON SKY PAY-PER-VIEW

  Available in HD and commercial-free        Filipinos awaiting Sarah Geronimo's return to the concert stage will be treated to fresh takes on the Pop Royalty's hit songs and two special guests with "Tala: The Film Concert," which will air on SKY Pay-Per-View on March 27 (Saturday) at 8PM in high definition and commercial-free.  Under the musical direction of acclaimed maestro Louie Ocampo, the concert features new arrangements of "Kilometro," "Ikot-ikot" and "Isa Pang Araw," with Sarah singing live and accompanied by a live band.   Fans can also expect Sarah to have a new interpretation of Rico Blanco's "Your Universe."  

Goldilocks offers as much as P200 cashback exclusively to PayMaya users

Fulfilling your Pinoy food cravings has just gotten more rewarding, especially if you’re paying contactless, as Goldilocks offers an exclusive reward to customers who will #ScanToPay via PayMaya  QR for their online purchases.     Whether you’re craving for your favorite  puto’t dinuguan  or looking to buy your go-to cakes for special celebrations, you can’t go wrong with ordering from Goldilocks. And now, your cravings can turn into rewards, as you can enjoy up to P200 Balik Bayad when you order meals at  www.goldilocksdelivery.com. ph  and pay via PayMaya QR.  

“POPCINEMA,” “THE BEST TALK” GO BACK TO BACK EVERY SATURDAY

  Showbiz talk shows make a comeback on kumu streaming app FYE channel is bringing back the showbiz talk show weekend habit as its popular celebrity news programs “PopCinema” and “The Best Talk” go back to back every Saturday night on kumu app.   Bianca Gonzalez and MJ Felipe will put the spotlight on former “Pinoy Big Brother: Connect” housemates Chico Alicaya, Amanda Zamora, Ralph Malibunas, and Justin Dizon in “PopCinema” on Saturday (March 27) at 7 PM.

LOOK: Kathryn pulls a bolder look. Do we see a movie or teleserye on the horizon?

Have you seen the recent post of Mommy Min Bernardo on Instagram showing Kathryn Bernardo with a bolder look? After the success of the KathNiel digital series "The House Arrest of Us," it seems that there's something to look forward to from Box Office Queen Kathryn Bernardo. I know that she'll be doing a teleserye and a movie this 2021 as shown in the teaser plug of the Kapamilya Network for the year along with Daniel Padilla but the post of Mommy Min might be different from this.  But now that she's turning 25 in the next two days, this look seems to be a prelude of exciting things to expect from her.  It cannot be denied that Kathryn got that global appeal on her and this could be the right project already that will surely further elevate her success. What could be Kathryn's next step? Hmmm I can't wait for that big reveal to happen soon.

The Mitchells Vs. The Machines - Debuting on Netflix April 30th

The Mitchells Vs. The Machines makes its global debut on Netflix April 30th. Joining previously announced cast members  Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric Andre, Olivia Colman, Blake Griffin and Doug The Pug are Fred Armisen, Beck Bennett, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Charlyne Yi, Conan O'Brien, Sasheer Zamata, Elle Mills, Alex Hirsch, Jay Pharoah.   Director: Mike Rianda Writers: Mike Rianda, Jeff Rowe Producers: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Kurt Albrecht Voice Cast: Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride,  Maya Rudolph, Mike Rianda, Eric Andre, Olivia Colman, Fred Armisen, Beck Bennett, Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, Charlyne Yi, Blake Griffin,  Conan O'Brien,  Doug the Pug, Sasheer Zamata, Elle Mills, Alex Hirsch, Jay Pharoah Release Date: April 30th   Synopsis: From the humans who brought you the Academy Award-winning Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse and The LEGO Movie comes The Mitchells vs. The Machines , an animated action-comedy about an ordinar

#TeamGoodBoy: Globe welcomes Kim Seon Ho to the family via e-fan meet

  It was a truly  kilig  Sunday for PH Seonhohadas as they were taken on a reinvented (virtual) date to officially welcome #TeamGoodBoy Kim Seon Ho to the Globe family, on the Kmmunity PH Facebook group last March 21!   The e-fan meet was filled with references from the K-Drama  Start-Up , Filipino games that Seon Ho eagerly played (like the traditional  sipa ), and fun treats given away to fans. Seon Ho gamely worked on several Filipino phrases like “ sana mapanaginipan mo ako”  (hope you dream of me)   or “ ang ganda ganda mo”  (you are so beautiful), and made serious effort to guess Filipino translations of English phrases such as his on-screen moniker “Dimple Prince” which in Filipino is  “Prinsipe ng Biloy” --  which he did quite well much to the delight of his fans.

ACEL CAPTURES THE START OF A LIFELONG COMMITMENT IN NEW SINGLE “MULA NGAYON”

  “Mula Ngayon: An Evening of Love Songs and Stories” goes live this Friday   Acoustic pop singer Acel gifts couples with a new heartwarming wedding anthem that will take them to an emotional journey titled “Mula Ngayon” under DNA Music.   Self-penned by Acel with arrangement and production by Jack Rufo, the latest single characterizes the emotions of a bride-to-be as she walks down the aisle, each step taking her closer to the person she will spend the rest of her life with.

Learn How TikTok Brought Angela Ken's Beautiful Music to the World

The aspiring singer-songwriter started her career by posting snippets of her music on the platform! 18-year old Angela Rojas is one of the most promising young talents seen on TikTok today. Known online as Angela Ken , this TikTok success story started out the same way many musicians on the platform do, posting covers and snippets of her original compositions. From a young age, Angela was already musically inclined. She even wrote her first composition, a worship song, at the age of 12. But when she first started using TikTok, Angela didn't think that she would actually start sharing her talents with others on the platform. "Last year, I started making song covers and dances on TikTok just for fun. Until I uploaded one of my originals on TikTok last September, and I didn’t expect all the blessings that will shower upon me," Angela says.

HIMIG 11TH EDITION FINISHES STRONG WITH DANIELLE BALAGTAS’ “MARUPOK” NAMED BEST SONG

KZ triumphs anew as interpreter of newest ‘Himig’ winning entry The highly relatable song “Marupok” composed by Danielle Balagtas was proclaimed as the Best Song in the country’s biggest songwriting competition, ABS-CBN’s Himig 11th Edition.   Interpreted by “Asia’s Soul Supreme” KZ Tandingan, the universal dance-pop yet distinctively Filipino track about easily catching feelings for someone earned its songwriter Danielle a P300,000 cash prize and a house and lot from Lumina Homes.   “I wanted this to be a symbolism for a girl who is labeled as ‘marupok’ to remember that we all have the capacity to grow and be empowered women,” Danielle explained.

Enjoy Free Shipping, ₱1 Deals, Bigger Cashbacks, and More at the 4.4 ShopeePay Cashless Festival

ShopeePay, an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services , invites Filipinos to go cashless at the 4.4 ShopeePay Cashless Festival. This is the second iteration of Shopee’s Cashless Festival, which had its successful inaugural launch last February. From March 22 to 25, users who shop, buy load, and pay bills with ShopeePay get to enjoy exclusive rewards such as free shipping, ₱1 deals, and cashback.  Until March 25, ShopeePay users can enjoy the following perks:

917Ventures joins The Final Pitch in search of “new heroes”

Business reality TV show, The Final Pitch, kicks off its sixth season on CNN Philippines with 917Ventures Managing Director Vince Yamat on board to scout for ‘new heroes’ who will help rebuild the country and improve the lives of Filipinos amid the COVID-19 pandemic.   For the show’s  “Heroes Edition,”  Yamat joins an esteemed panel of investor-judges who will evaluate the business proposals presented by the contestants to address the economic and social impact of the global health crisis.   The successful venture builder may join 917Ventures’ Velocity program, a three-month bootcamp that aims to bring out external talent and their ideas, as well as create ventures with the growth levers and network advantage of operating within 917Ventures and Globe.