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Zel'e Wellness Center Welcomes Third Branch At SM Grand Central

It's amazing to note that what started a wellness services in Bataan has branched out to Metro Manila with not just one but two more branches. I recently attended the opening of  Zel'e Wellness Center branch at the 5F of SM Grand Central in Caloocan City. The grand celebration was attended by the owners  Councilor Abba Sicat of Orani, Bataan and Caloocan First Lady Aubrey Malapitan which is her business partner for this branch. Congresswoman Geraldine Roman and Caloocan Mayor elect Cong Dale "Along" Malapitan were also on sight showing support.

BREAKING NEWS: The Script: Greatest Hits Tour 2022 - Live in Manila Presented By Wilbros Live and Midas Promotions

THE SCRIPT  are thrilled to announce that they are coming back to Asia and bringing their Greatest Hits Tour 2022. The Irish pop-rock trio will be performing in Manila on  Friday, September 23  at the  Mall of Asia Arena . Presented by Wilbros Live and Midas Promotions.   The group will be touring in celebration of their  Tales From The Script  album, a compilation of their biggest hits and fan favorites from their six studio albums so far. The album highlights classic cuts from the trio’s stellar catalogue, including the UK #1 smash  ‘Hall of Fame’  (featuring ) and chart-topping hits  ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’, ‘For The First Time’, ‘Superheroes’  plus the new single  ‘I Want It All’ . It also includes landmark moments and staples of their live show ‘Breakeven’ their debut singles  ‘We Cry’  and  ‘Rain’ .


"Sa 'Yo," an OPM love song by the band Silent Sanctuary, which was released almost a decade ago became an anthem for those who have feelings for each other but cannot decide if they really want to be together. Nearly ten years have passed but the song never gets old and still strikes a chord with today’s generation. It will be given a new perspective through a duet rendition by Ivory Music & Video’s impressive young talents, Pipah Pancho and Nonoy Peña. 

Get Ready for Epic Hardcourt Action in PBA Season 47 Grand Opening on June 5

Star-studded, week-long festivities highlight the biggest, re-energized, most intense PBA season yet   After the successful run of the Governor's Cup Season 46, with the Finals series hitting record breaking ratings and audience shares since 2016 and attracting one of the biggest live crowd attendance, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) continues to evolve and rise mightier as it kicks off  Season 47 with a week-long lineup of star-studded and spectacular festivities leading to the grand season opening on June 5 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Airing live on TV5, One Sports and Cignal TV’s PBA Rush, PBA Season 47 becomes one of the most highly anticipated comebacks among basketball enthusiasts hungry for hardcourt action.   Leading up to the June 5 Opening Ceremonies is a week-long trail of activities for the PBA — starting with a press conference on May 30, Pre-Season TV Specials on June 1 and 3 (airing at 6:00 pm on TV5 & PBA Rush), an Officials Meeting & Media D

Vince Velasco on building an easy fitness habit at home

Kickstart your fitness journey with the PLDT Home ambassador and one of the metro’s most sought-after fitness instructors!   Rain or shine, now is the best time to start your fitness journey. Whether to feel good about yourself or prepare for your vacation at the beach, getting in shape is always done best when you’re inspired and having fun, says TV/events host, fitness instructor, and PLDT Home ambassador Vince Velasco.   “The key is to do something you find fun so you avoid burning out, and then, to consistently work on one’s weaknesses and integrate them with the exercise that they love,” he shares as his number one workout advice.


  Emotional victory for “Singing Sweetheart ng Siargao”   “Ang Singing Sweetheart ng Siargao” Anji Salvacion from the Celebrity Kumunity emerged as the Big Winner of the “Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Kumunity Season 10” of ABS-CBN in an emotional Big Night held in front of the "PBB" house on May 29.   Anji edged out the other Big 5 housemates to become the season’s victor and winner of P2 million with 40.42 percent of the combined save and evict votes.

Shanti Dope and Flow G’s “Kamusta” Is A Reminder To Go And Check In On Our Friends

  “Kamusta MV just hit 1M views in less than 48 hours after its release and is currently trending at Number 2 For Music on Youtube” For the first-time ever,  Shanti Dope  and  Flow G  are delighted to unveil their collaboration this 2022 and it’s a very eye-opening song “Kamusta.” "Kumusta?" or "How are you?" is always a welcome question amongst friends. It's an ice breaker for what would be the start of the conversation or a soothing acknowledgement to someone going through tough times.


  The stars (led by Austin Butler and Tom Hanks) and filmmakers (led by director Baz Luhrmann) of Warner Bros.’ “Elvis” were out in full force at the movie’s gala premiere in Cannes Film Festival, where the film received a 12-minute standing ovation -- the longest at this year’s event.     Check out the images below from the daytime photocall and evening red carpet events for “Elvis” in Cannes. Don’t miss the film only in theaters across the Philippines starting June 22.

Besties Adrianna So and Kych Minemoto Fight Over Alex Diaz in "PaThirsty"

Quench the thirst of your greatest desires, satisfy the cravings of your wildest thoughts, a new sexy-comedy movie will be the talk of the town, a Vivamax Original Movie - Pathirsty available on demand this June 1, 2022 on Vivamax Plus and streaming on Vivamax this June 29.   From the same universe of hit BL franchise – Gameboys, Pearl (Adrianna So) and Achilles (Kych Minemoto) are besties who are both suffering from the heartache of their failed relationships. While Achilles clings to alcohol and uses the social media to vent out his feelings, Pearl tries her best to ignore her pain and enjoys herself as she fools around and have this so-called “sexcapades.” 

Ariella Arida Deals With Seven-Year Itch in "BREATHE AGAIN"

  The “seven-year itch” is real.  And the sad fact is, some couples cannot fight the urge to get a little “scratch” on the side.     This is how trouble starts in “Breathe Again”, a Vivamax original movie, starring Ariella Arida, Tony Labrusca, Jela Cuenca, Ivan Padilla.

Asia’s Phoenix Morissette moves to new talent management NYMA

Asia’s Phoenix Morissette is pursuing her professional career with talent management agency NYMA.   “At NYMA, we’re extremely excited to witness Asia’s Phoenix take to the skies and beyond for the next chapter of her career. We’re honored that Morissette has chosen to bring her immense talents to NYMA, who joined us last May 1. We can’t wait to share with the world the relaunch of Morissette,” said Kat Bautista, NYMA’s Head of Talent and Morissette’s sole manager.   An alumna of TV5’s Star Factor and the first season of ABS-CBN’s “The Voice Philippines,” Morissette rose to prominence as “Asia’s Phoenix” after an iconic performance at the Asia Song Festival 2017 in Busan, South Korea.

Maya launches a powerful youth anthem with Shanti Dope

The secret's out! All-in-one money app Maya has partnered with rap phenom Shanti Dope to create what's set to be the anthem of this generation. Now, there's even P1,000,000 worth of cash prizes hidden in plain sight in its music video!         Embodying Maya's mantra "defiance with optimism," the powerful anthem honors young Filipinos who fearlessly hustle to achieve their goals. With the intent to inspire others to dream and work hard amid adversity and barriers, the brand's namesake song "Maya" has taken on a fresh meaning behind the iconic Filipino bird—the young, energetic generation who possess the spirit to soar high and forge their own paths.     


Singer-songwriters TJ Monterde, kenji, NKO (read as “NIKKO”), and Patrick Quiroz have come together for a night full of art and music in the first-ever Just Music Live Sessions. The exclusive event took place on May 27, 2022 (Friday) starting at 6pm at the Nanka Japanese Steakhouse in Quezon City.

5-year old Golfer Rafael Lucas L. De Guzman Qualifies at the IMG Academy Junior World Championship

  5-year old golfer Rafael Lucas L. De Guzman secured a spot at the IMG Academy Junior World Championship after a splendid performance at the recently concluded qualifiers in Cavite. The young golf player scored a total of 239 on the three-day tournament in the "6 and under" boys division. He then form part of the top three finishers along with Sorreen Lee and Kenzo Handog Tan who earned the coveted slots to play at the Junior World Championship set July 10 to 14 in San Diego, California. Inspired with his impressive performance, Lucas continued to clinch the top spots in the four golf tournaments that he joined thereafter.  Currently, a first grader at Kinder Crib, he was accelerated with a notable advance intelligence as affirmed by his teachers. He has been a consisent a top student in his class.  Lucas has been playing golf competitively since the age of three. He has been under the tutelage of Coach Andre Casimiro and will be further guided for the upcoming international

ABS-CBN partners with Viu to bring Philippine adaptation of Flower of Evil across 16 markets

  First Viu Original Adaptation from the Philippines, Flower of Evil streams on Viu 48 hours before its domestic television broadcast The Philippines, 27 May 2022 – ABS-CBN and Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, announced today the expansion of their partnership to adapt the hit South Korean thriller drama "Flower of Evil" in 16 markets across Asia, the Middle East, and South Africa. This much-anticipated series is the first Viu Original Adaptation from the Philippines which stars Lovi Poe and Piolo Pascual. It will stream simultaneously on Viu 48 hours before its domestic television broadcast. ABS-CBN Entertainment’s Chief Operating Officer for Broadcast, Cory Vidanes, and Viu Philippines’ Country Manager, Arianne Kader-Cu, shared their excitement for the series, which will be Lovi’s first Kapamilya drama series since joining ABS-CBN, and Piolo’s first drama series after four years.

Smart GIGA Arena kicks off Mobile Legends: Bang Bang team tournament

  Players and fans of the widely popular mobile game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang can now unleash their skills and take it to the next level as  Smart kicks off  a series of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Street League tournaments on its all-in-one esports platform, GIGA Arena at   Running from May to December, the series of tournaments is open to all players at all skill levels, giving participants a chance to win from a Php 50,000 prize pool.

Smart boosts Signature Plans+ with 12 months of UNLI 5G

  Enjoy a universe of possibilities with Signature Plans+ Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is bringing a universe of possibilities at the fingertips of subscribers as it has boosted its Signature Plans+ with 12 months of UNLI 5G - the only offer of its kind in the market today. From the initial six months of UNLI 5G that came with Plan S+ to L+, the all-new Smart Signature Plans+ now offer 12 months of UNLI 5G, enabling subscribers to immerse in their passions and explore more possibilities powered by no less than the country’s fastest 5G mobile network.


The main cast of Top Class: The Rise To P-Pop Stardom, the newest, biggest, most advanced, and most interactive P-Pop talent reality competition in the Philippines, is ready for a truly exciting class unlike any other this coming June.  Leading the Top Class campus is the main host, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. To assist her are the co-hosts, Popular hunk actor Albie Casiño (the co-host for the TV broadcast) and certified social media superstar Yukii Takahashi (the co-host for the digital broadcast).

Trailer and official poster of Paulo and Janine’s first film together unveiled

The first big romantic Filipino motion picture of 2022 is set to open on June 22, and its production company has unveiled a trailer and official movie poster. Local studio T-Rex Entertainment, with its project partner WASD Films, has recently dropped a trailer and official movie poster of  Ngayon Kaya , a romantic film starring Paulo Avelino and Janine Gutierrez. In this film directed by Prime Cruz and written by Jen Chuaunsu, Paulo and Janine portray the characters of Harold Coquia and AM Fernandez, respectively, college buddies who are reunited years later as guests at a wedding. The teaser then takes the viewer to a quick history of their friendship, of how the two classmates start their own band in spite of Harold’s hesitation, and then forward to awkward moments at the wedding reception, and then to Harold confronting AM about her sudden presence at the airport when he's set to leave it all behind - the what ifs and all.

Enter the Wizarding World of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore with Globe and HBO GO from June 1!

  Calling all wizards, muggles, No-Maj, and Potterheads! Get ready for a magical blast as “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” becomes available to stream First On HBO GO starting June 1, in the comfort of home.   #PlayItRight by subscribing to HBO GO through your Globe account to watch exclusive films like this latest adventure of the Wizarding World.  If you want even more, turn back time by binge-watching “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” as well as Harry Potter titles for a fun, exciting, and (sometimes) heart-breaking nostalgia-filled journey.

Shopee kicks off the 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale with “Mas Mura Sa Shopee” deals for Filipino shoppers

Get ready to check out discounted items and avail thrilling ₱66 and ₱77 deals, shipping discount vouchers, and 10% off daily at the 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale! The mid-year is the perfect time to reward ourselves and recharge for what's to come in the second half of 2022. Shopee treats more Filipinos to a memorable mid-year shopping experience at the 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale. To kick-off the mid-year sale, shoppers can look forward to “Mas Mura sa Shopee”* deals and enjoy ₱ 66 deals all day, shipping discount vouchers, and 10% off daily when they add-to-cart and checkout from May 27 to June 8.

Shopee bags Overall Brand Champion at the 2022 Marketing-Interactive PR Awards

Shopee’s impactful community and consumer initiatives utilize technology to help better the lives of consumers and small businesses   As the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, Shopee continues to connect buyers and sellers within one community through impactful campaigns and initiatives. The recent Marketing-Interactive PR Awards in Singapore recognized Shopee’s efforts to create a lasting positive impact on both sellers and consumers across the region, with a total of 10 awards, including Overall Brand Champion and PR Team of the Year. In the Philippines, Shopee’s Consumer Protection Campaign was awarded silver under the Best Crisis Management category. The Marketing-Interactive PR awards recognizes the top-performing campaigns and companies in the public relations and communications industry across 42 different categories. Entries are sought from across Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the ANZ regions. Each entry is meticulously judged by well-seasoned public re

Jace Roque signs with Ditto Music Philippines, releases comeback singles “Di Para Sayo” and “Be Someone” With P-Pop Flavor

  Top EDM artist and Showbiz Royalty, Jace Roque has been making waves in the independent music scene since 2019. He has been releasing a string of hit songs even without the backing of a major record label or management company.   Jace has made it a point to make his own mark in the industry as he is related to OPM icons Gino Padilla and Luke Mejares . He is also the nephew of the late well known Action Kontrabida, Boy Roque .   After gaining 3 consecutive hit singles with his former international label, AWAL (a Sony Music Entertainment subsidiary), Jace signs with Philippine based International label, Ditto Music Philippines .   Ditto Music is one of the world’s largest distribution companies and record labels for independent artists. Artists who have used its services in the past include Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Chance The Rapper. The Philippine office is headed by Jinno Mina , who is also the label's SEA Regional Manager. Mina offered Jace a music deal back

‘Star Magic 30 All-Star Games’ thunders the Big Dome; reunites Kapamilya Celebrities and Supporters

  Loudest cheers, filled seats, roaring support, Twitter top-trending topic, and proud winners concluded the first All-Star Games in two years!   Thousands of exhilarated Star Magic fans, groups of friends, bunches of families, and Star Magic artists all trooped and filled the Araneta Coliseum to the brim for one of the most awaited events of the premier talent management’s 30th-anniversary celebration, the “Star Magic 30 All-Star Games.”


  After six years of trying... Aspiring singer Amanda Manaois, who has spent the past six years making a name for herself in the music industry, was hailed as the first Ultimate Bida Star Singer in "Bida Star Singer."   "My life will change because I’ve been trying for six years to break into the music industry with my covers and original songs that I wrote," she said.   During the last live performance show, host Karina Bautista recalled the comment made by "It's Showtime" and Polaris head Reily Santiago regarding Amanda’s growth in the competition. He said that her voice has grown stronger since the beginning of the competition.

Samsung to ‘Spark that Super Feeling’ in Consumers across Southeast Asia with LazMall Super Brand Day 2022 on Lazada

  The Samsung x LazMall Super Brand Day on 26 May aims to deliver amazing deals across a wide range of Samsung products and engaging shopping experiences for consumers Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd and Lazada, Southeast Asia’s leading eCommerce platform, are partnering again for the fifth edition of Samsung Super Brand Day on 26 May. Themed ‘Spark that Super Feeling’, the much-anticipated annual campaign is set to return with a bigger, bolder, and better online shopping experience to spark an instant connection and stronger engagements with consumers across Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.     On Samsung Super Brand Day, online shoppers can enjoy irresistible deals on their favorite Samsung products across smartphones, tablets, wearables, TVs, smart monitors, as well as digital appliances – available on the Samsung Official Store on LazMall. This includes the Samsung Crystal 55” UHD, the Smart Monitor, and the smartphone focus model – the Samsung Gal

Get UnbelievaBILLS cashback when you pay your PLDT Home, Meralco, Smart, and other bills with Maya!

  Rewards are sweeter when we least expect them. Especially for things that we least like doing, such as paying the  bills , it's much easier to bear when we get an unexpected deal from it.    That's why the country's only all-in-one money app, Maya, is giving you the UnbelievaBILLS promo, where you get cashback rewards of up to P250 when you pay your PLDT Home, Smart, Meralco, and other  bills  using the app. 

Shanti Dope and Flow G’s “Kamusta” Is A Reminder To Go And Check In On Our Friends

  For the first-time ever, Shanti Dope and Flow G are delighted to unveil their collaboration this 2022 and it’s a very eye-opening song “Kamusta.” "Kumusta?" or "How are you?" is always a welcome question amongst friends. It's an ice breaker for what would be the start of the conversation or a soothing acknowledgement to someone going through tough times. Written in collaboration with Flow G, Shanti Dope’s latest release with the title "Kamusta" touches on a very delicate topic — depression.


  GLOBAL TREK COVERING SIX CONTINENTS RUNS THROUGH MARCH 2023 INCLUDING OCTOBER 29, CCP OPEN GROUNDS, MANILA, PHILIPPINES GENERAL ON SALE BEGINS AT 10AM ON MAY 30 Justin Bieber today announced the final international dates for his record-setting Justice World Tour , including Manila on October 29, 2022 at CCP Open Grounds Manila, Philippines. Having sold in excess of 1.3 million tickets so far , the tour will travel to over 30 countries -- playing more than 125 shows – from May 2022 through March 2023.     Promoted by AEG Presents Asia and Ovation Productions, tickets to Justin Bieber Justice World Tour Manila are priced from PHP2,692.8 and will go on sale at 10AM local time on May 30, 2022 via and

Game of Luck Levels Up on TV5’s Rolling In It Season 2

  The country’s trendiest celebrities, volleyball superstars, and wittiest comedians will test their luck on TV5’s No. 1 trending game show   After almost a year since the premiere of Rolling In It Philippines on TV5, the hottest and most exciting arcade game show in the country is back with all its trademark family friendly action and high rolling stakes in a brand new and fun-filled season.   Yassi Pressman reprises her role for the show’s second season as its delightful host. To start things off, Nadine Lustre will be gracing the new season’s pilot episode alongside youtube sensation Chad Kinis and theater-star Jerald Napoles. From showbiz stars to sports personalities, expect more familiar faces to take part in this brand new season.


“PBB Kumunity” is now headed towards the exciting part of the competition after Big Brother finally completed his Biga10 housemates who will battle for the coveted Big Winner title. Comeback housemates Brenda Mage, Stephanie Jordan, Michael Ver Comaling, and Zach Guerrero snatched the remaining four slots to join Celebrity Kumunity Top 2 Anji Salvacion and Samantha Bernardo, Adult Kumunity Top 2 Nathan Juane and Isabel Laohoo, and Teen Kumunity Top 2 Gabb Skribikin and Rob Blackburn as Biga10 housemates.  Follow their journey as they undergo another set of tough challenges aptly called a ‘kumunitest’ to become part of the Big 4. Find out who among them will be named as “PBB Kumunity Season 10” Big Winner on the Big Night on Sunday (May 29) on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live, TFC, iWantTFC, and Kumu.

Beautéderm Home and Marian Rivera-Dantes, going strong!

IT’S a super grand celebration of love and friendship as Beautéderm Home marks another amazing milestone as it commemorates the formal renewal of Marian Rivera-Dantes as its official brand ambassador for another 30 months! The historic partnership between Beautéderm Home and Marian happened in 2018 when the brand launched Reverie – an exquisite line of home scents that originally consisted of soy candles and air purifiers as well as room and linen sprays. Reverie is a play of words between the name of Rhea Anicoche-Tan or Rei – Beautéderm’s President and CEO; Marian’s maiden name; and the concept of the brand’s desired effect to its users – to drift away, dream, and relax while basking in the extraordinary, sweet, and beautéful scents of love by Beautéderm Home.   Originally, the Reverie line of Beautéderm Home includes Into The Woods (Bamboo Scent), Smells Like Candy (Cherry Scent), Time To Bloom (Fresh Rose Scent), Something Minty (Eucalyptus Scent), and Rest & Relaxation (Laven


  Ever wondered what it’s like to fly in a fighter jet? It’s like being strapped onto a DRAGON.  Join Tom Cruise and the cast and crew of  Top Gun: Maverick , as they discuss their experiences flying in actual US Navy F/A-18s in this behind-the-scenes featurette called “Power of the Naval Aircraft.”   Check out the video below and watch  Top Gun: Maverick  in cinemas across the Philippines May 25.

Maya unlocks its 6% savings interest rate to all customers

Make your money work harder for you with Maya Savings!   Maya Savings, the digital savings account with a 6% interest that's as easy to use as an e-wallet, is now available to   more Filipinos through the all-in-one money app, Maya.          The feature was launched on early access mode as part of the all-new Maya app just over two weeks ago and due to the overwhelming response from Maya customers, Maya Savings is now available to all upgraded users.      Now, you no longer need to complete missions or wait for your turn to access Maya Savings. If you have an upgraded Maya account, you can already unlock the Maya Savings feature on your app. Upgrading your account is easy - all you need is just one valid ID. And once you have a Savings account, there is no minimum opening and maintaining balance requirement.   

NETFLIX | The Gray Man - Main Trailer and Key Art Debut

It's Ryan Gosling vs. Chris Evans in the global action spy thriller, THE GRAY MAN, available July 22 on Netflix.   Watch the trailer here

Smart applauds SIBOL performance in 2022 SEA Games

Team Sibol bags two gold medals and two silver medals   Mobile services provider and staunch esports supporter Smart Communications, Inc (Smart) lauded Philippine esports team SIBOL for bagging two gold medals and two silver medals at the recently concluded 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.   With their medals, SIBOL placed third in the esports division with Vietnam at the top spot followed by Indonesia.   SIBOL fielded a total of 54 esports athletes across 10 events for titles such as Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, FIFA Online 4, Crossfire, Free Fire, League of Legends (Wild Rift, PC), and PlayersUnknownBattlegrounds (PUBG).


“I’m gonna show you what the real Elvis is like tonight.” Don’t miss Austin Butler and Tom Hanks in THE film of the summer. Check out the new trailer of Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” below and watch the film only in theaters across the Philippines June 22.


  It’s time to pick a side.  Watch the official teaser trailer for Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning - Part One starring Tom Cruise.  Coming to theaters 2023.

Smart unveils DON’T MISS OUT tile on the GigaLife App for sensational, exclusive promos

  Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is making it simpler for subscribers to spot and avail of the latest promos to boost their digital lifestyle as it unveils the “Don’t Miss Out” tile on the GigaLife App along with a suite of must-not-miss GigaLife Surprises exclusively available on the app.   Downloadable on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei App Gallery, the Smart GigaLife App is designed as the one-stop super app for Smart Prepaid, Smart Postpaid, Smart Bro, Infinity, PLDT Home WiFi, and TNT subscribers, enabling them to simply manage their account,  register to data-packed promos, monitor usage, pay bills, as well as earn GigaPoints that can be exchanged for data perks and lifestyle rewards—all with a few taps on their smartphone.