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Samsung Electronics Debuts ‘Stranger Things’ Inspired Short Film with Galaxy S22 Ultra

  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today debuted Make STRANGER Nights Epic , a short film that leverages the advanced Nightography camera features of the Galaxy S22 Ultra   to pay homage to the popular Netflix series Stranger Things . The video is part of Samsung’s ongoing partnership with Netflix and is available to view now on Samsung’s social channels, arriving just as season four of Stranger Things dropped on the streaming platform.   In the short film, the Stranger Things -inspired theme serves as a fitting backdrop to showcase the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s powerful Nightography capabilities. In season four of Stranger Things , nighttime opens up a portal to an extraordinary world – and the S22 Ultra is used to recreate that distinct style and tell a cinematic story demonstrating how Galaxy technology has the power to capture what would otherwise go unseen in the dark.

National Artists Virgilio Almario and Gemino Abad lead the list of writers featured in the new Santelmo: Liwanag sa Dilim literary magazine

National Artists Virgilio Almario and Gemino Abad are among the 63 writers whose works are featured in the first issue of the new  Santelmo: Liwanag sa Dilim  literary magazine published by San Anselmo Press.   Recognizing the resurgence of patriotic writing—especially essays and poems—borne out of the recent political events, Filipino publishing house San Anselmo Press and a group of established writers got together to create the  Santelmo  literary magazine with the mission to serve as a beacon of light during these confusing and challenging times. The name Santelmo, the familiar local term for St. Elmo’s Fire, was recommended by poet Marne Kilates. Executive Publisher Marvin Aceron explained their mission thus: “We seek to be the keeper of the flame… To rage and fight against the disease of forgetting that beset our people, the weak memory that erases and alters… We need words. We need to write them down and share them to make our country strong, to make humanity stronger.”


  Topping iTunes PH and trending on YouTube music…   A bright new era has dawned for P-Pop girl group BINI with the release of its newest single “Lagi,” a perky love song that charted atop the iTunes Philippines chart and landed on various Spotify editorial playlists upon its release.   “Lagi” is a colorful pop song that highlights all the magical and exciting feelings that the presence of a new lover brings to one’s life. A track with an addictive chorus and hook, “Lagi” was written and composed by Louie Canaria and arranged by Ramiru Mataro, with vocal production by ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo.   Aside from topping the local iTunes chart after it dropped, “Lagi” was also included in Spotify’s New Music Friday Philippines playlist and placed first in other editorial playlists like P-Pop on the Rise and RADAR Philippines.

Five Things You Can Do with ShopeePay

Send money for free, get bills cashback, and more when you use ShopeePay. Nowadays, there are mobile apps for just about everything, even for activities like shopping or making financial transactions that we previously could not do online. With thousands of apps available for our use, it's best to choose one with different features so you don’t have to constantly switch between apps. Are you looking for versatility and convenience? Then ShopeePay is for you. To get started, simply download the Shopee app, activate and verify your ShopeePay Wallet. From paying for items on Shopee to sending money, there’s a lot you can accomplish with Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet. Here’s a quick rundown of the things you can do with ShopeePay so you won’t miss out:

“Hayaan Lang” Marks Official Solo Debut of ‘The Voice Teens’ Alumnus Jay Garche Under Universal Records

  Jay Garche   first introduced himself to the music industry after joining the Philippine reality singing television competition   The Voice Teens Philippines   in 2020. And right now, he’s finally to kick off his career as one of Universal Records Philippines’ freshest and most promising artists with this debut single called “Hayaan Lang.” The Bacolod born and raised singer spent months of preparation honing his incredible raw talent before finally emerging this month on the local music airwaves.  “Sobrang overwhelming ng lahat ng nangyari kasi parang ang bilis lang. Parang kahapon lang ako nag-audition, ngayon andito na ako,”  he recalls.

KROMA Pub Co. partners with Lunch Boxer, sets sights on emerging Filipino creators

KROMA Entertainment’s publishing arm Kroma Pub Co. announces its partnership with food content brand Lunch Boxer as it sets its sights on empowering today’s promising Filipino creators.   Lunch Boxer is a food blog that gained momentum over the pandemic, amassing followers across TikTok and Instagram. It posts food hacks, unboxing videos, and stories about small food businesses worth supporting.   A passion project of founder Fil Nacion, Lunch Boxer started as a platform for food and restaurant reviews in 2011.  When COVID-19 happened, Nacion stumbled upon a surprise calling: directing friends and followers to small Filipino food businesses just as local entrepreneurs grappled with trying times. He has since combined content with community, and storytelling with advocacy.


  Meet Krypto, the Super-Dog and Superman’s best friend in Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated action adventure feature film “DC League of Super-Pets.”  Here to sit, stay and save the world.   Check out the featurette “Meet the Pets - Krypto the Super-Dog” below and watch the film in cinemas across the Philippines July 27.

‘Kailan’: Darwin Navarro launches debut single under O/C Records

Singer-songwriter and former The Next Odd Creature top finalist,  darwin navarro , makes his debut release under O/C Records with  ‘Kailan’  on Wednesday, June 29.  Kailan  renders a pop-rock tune that elicits an energetic yet nostalgic mood. The track speaks of a recurring powerful question and moment when one seemingly gets into a challenging situation of a painful heartbreak.  “Kailan, a simple yet powerful question, is one of the things we ask ourselves when we are going through something hard such as ‘when will we get over this?’ or ‘kailan ka ba mawawala sa buhay ko?”  Darwin shares. 


  Nash Aguas returns… Cardo (Coco Martin) is gearing up for another action-packed battle as he joins forces with his mentor and mother figure, Ramona (Charo Santos-Concio) in “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” which airs weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and TV5.  After a near-death encounter, Cardo finally regained consciousness and reunited with his long-lost mother figure, Ramona, whom he thought was killed during a crossfire years ago. In the previous episodes, it was revealed that Ramona is a leader of a group of armed men who have banded together to fight and restore justice in the country. Ramona was also the one who trained a young Cardo (Nash Aguas) on how to hold and shoot a gun. 

Infinix x PUBGM Cup: Ready your troops this July and get a chance to win P500,000

  Casual and experienced PUBG mobile gamers, attention!   Want to test your skills and see if you got what it takes to dominate the battleground? This may be your moment to shine as mobile technology company Infinix and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile has announced the  Infinix x PUBGM Cup –a nationwide PUBG tournament with a prize pool of P500,000 for the team that will reign supreme.   Open to gamers 18 years old and above, the Infinix Cup will hold several legs across NCR, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao where a pool of 16 teams at each qualifying region will battle it out across four maps–Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok, and Vikendi–and four rounds. The top two teams from each region will advance to the grand finals and get their shot at the P500,000 prize.

Tawid Dagat by Glaiza De Castro, Max Importunate

Glaiza De Castro, Max Importunate collaborate for a new track, ‘Tawid Dagat’  Singer-songwriter  Glaiza De Castro  and Filipino rapper  Max Importunate  team up for a fresh track,  ‘Tawid Dagat,’  released on Friday, June 24.  Tawid Dagat  features a mixture of hip-hop, alternative pop, and synth wave. The track unfolds a story of not giving up on love — notwithstanding challenges embedded in the undulating journey that comes with long-distance relationships.  The track was written by Glaiza De Castro, in which the narrative was inspired by her long-distance relationship with partner, David Rainey, during the pandemic. The development of the record served as Glaiza’s way of telling herself not to give up on the relationship despite the challenges anchored in the situation.  Max Importunate shares that he could relate to the track's narrative — making him elated to contribute to the song and craft a verse. 


  Channeling one-of-the-boys vibe in gorgeous stills Ivana Alawi, one of the country’s top YouTube content creators appearing in videos with views up to 30 million, is Metro’s latest digital cover star. The online personality and actress is making her star turn as Cherry Red in  “ A Family Affair, ”  ABS-CBN’s newest teleserye that follows the Estrella family—four brothers played by Gerald Anderson, Sam Milby, Jake Ejercito, and Jameson Blake.   In a  Metro editorial  inspired by a look from  one of her many viral vlogs , Ivana is stunning and smoldering as she channels that one-of-the-boys vibe in gorgeous, disarming photographs by Dookie Ducay. From her earliest role in  “ Precious Hearts Romances Presents” to capturing the attention of talent managers everywhere after appearing in “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” Ivana is only getting started, a star about to shine brighter.

BeautéHaus perfects the art and science of beauté with brand ambassador JC Santos

BEAUTéHAUS formally welcomes dramatic actor JC Santos as its official brand ambassador.   Established and founded by Rhea Anicoche-Tan in 2016, BeautéHaus is a subsidiary of the Beautéderm Group Of Companies and it is arguably considered as a major beauté hub in Angeles City, Pampanga. The clinic boasts one of the best medical teams in Northern Luzon that specializes in dermatology as well as the latest top-of-the-line, cutting-edge machines and equipment in the field of aesthetic medicine.   For the past six years, BeautéHaus has been attracting thousands of patients because of such procedures as its signature Beautédrip’s, Snow White Laser, Beauté Rejuve Laser with Beauté Glow Peptide, Ultimate V-Lift, and Beauté Hifu among many other fabulous and life-altering treatments.  

Redeem life-enabling GCash vouchers via the new GlobeOne app!

  Don’t know what to do with your Globe Rewards points? Good news!  You can now use them to redeem life-enabling GCash vouchers via the new GlobeOne app.   Easily redeem GCash Pay QR vouchers to enjoy bill discounts with partner merchants like Generika Drugstore and Shell.  You can also save money with the P20 GCash Buy Load voucher to top up your prepaid account.   If you prefer a cash equivalent, just choose GSave Coins for 10 Rewards points or P50 GCash Credits for 50 points.

Kyle Juliano Shines On His Own Version Of OPM Classic “When I Met You”

  Kyle Juliano  puts his own spin on one of Apo Hiking Society’s most popular hit songs ever,  “When I Met You” !  (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO HERE) The rising singer, who has over 517,000 monthly listeners on Spotify right now once again shows off his unmistakably romantic vocals for this masterful rendition. There’s no denying that this latest offering cements his reputation as one of the most incredible young pop and ballad singers of today. Until now Kyle still can’t believe that he’d be doing his own version of this really famous OPM song. And of course, kudos to his innate talent for making this classic into something refreshing to the ears. Kyle’s “When I Met You” is on a whole new level of lovable, to say the least. It continues his prolific run this 2022, following the release of “Another Home” back in February.

Shopee expands presence in Mindanao with a series of seller onboarding initiatives and the establishment of new hubs

Initiatives include workshops and roundtable discussions with sellers on growing their business through e-commerce Department of Trade and Industry Region XI Division Chief, Small and Medium Enterprise Division Marie Ann J. How, Shopee Philippines VisMin Seller Acquisition Head Dane Mangoba, SY Glow Cosmetics shop owner Lou Putian, and Cacao Culture shop owner Sheila Lao at the Shopee University Roadshow in Davao City As part of its continuous efforts to bring a fun and seamless online shopping experience to more Filipinos across the country, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, expands its serviceable areas through the establishment of new Shopee Xpress hubs across Mindanao. Through these new hubs in Davao City, Davao Del Sur, Davao Del Norte, and other areas, local sellers are provided with greater opportunities to expand their business through e-commerce and compete at a national level. For Davao to Davao purchases, both shoppers and sellers can now

The best features at the best price: Get ready to experience the smoothest gameplay of Infinix NOTE 12

  Infinix NOTE 12 is giving gamers and the trendy set a phone that ticks everything on their lists including power, smooth gameplay, style, and affordability.   Packed with amazing features, the smartphone provides the absolute best in gaming experience to help gamers improve their skills and level up their game. Infinix NOTE 12 is also perfect for young people who appreciate a sleek, modern design that reflects their own style. 


  The former viral child actress shows evolution as a budding performer   Former child star and now a teen performer Krystal Brimner makes a statement for her fellow youth who are still figuring out who they are in her sophomore single “ Young .”    The feel-good dance pop song, composed by fellow Kapamilya talent SAB and produced by Star Pop label head Rox Santos, encapsulates the highs and lows of being young especially in the age of social media, where many aspire to portray a perfect life and live up to society’s standards without much room for mistakes.   “It reminds us of the beauty of one’s youth, the discovery and learning from our experiences, and most of all the joy in figuring out who we are or what we want to be,” Krystal said.

Parokya Ni Edgar’s “Your Song” Surpasses 100 Million Streams On Spotify!

It seems a lot of listeners find themselves coming back to  Parokya Ni Edgar’s  gem of a track “Your Song” because right now, it just surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify and still continues to rack up more streams. The song, which was off the band’s 2003 record  Bigotilyo  is PNE’s first song to ever hit the said Spotify milestone. Time and time again, the band has been very thankful for all the love this simple love song of theirs has been getting over the years. 

Want to be the next big content creator? Here are 5 tips and tricks to succeed on YouTube

  If you want to be a successful YouTube content creator, you must understand how the video streaming platform works. This is what aspiring content creators and vloggers learned in the recently concluded NextUp Philippines Webinar Series, a collaboration between Smart Communications Inc. and YouTube. The three-part event–hosted by content creator and talent manager Jako De Leon–gathered speakers composed of YouTube experts, NextUp program alumni, and industry luminaries to impart lessons and tips on community engagement, brand collaboration, content optimization and production to budding Filipino content creators.


  Tyang Amy joins in the fun of the PIE jocks in "PoB"      More than P2 million has been given away as prizes by PIE (Pinoy Interactive Entertainment) channel to viewers since it started airing, but it continues to shower viewers with prizes and surprises as it marks it first PIE monthsary this Thursday (June 23).        A spectacular monthsary celebration awaits viewers including the much-awaited visit of Original “Pera o Bayong” host Amy Perez in “PoB” as a special host this Thursday, 7 pm on the PIE channel that is available on BEAM TV, Sky Cable Channel 21, the PIE website, and the PIE YouTube channel.    


  His R&B collab with music producer Moophs Kyle Echarri explores a new sound that embodies a bolder chapter in his music journey in his new single “ Cupid’s Aim ,” a collaboration with producer Moophs and his first solo release under Tarsier Records.   A song nearly two years in the making, “Cupid’s Aim” is an R&B neo-soul track that talks about what one would do for the person he loves. Kyle and Moophs initially worked on the song at the height of the pandemic in 2020 but only finished it this year.


One little discovery, one giant adventure! Watch the new trailer for Columbia Pictures’ new musical comedy  Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile  starring Shawn Mendes, Javier Bardem and Constance Wu. Coming to cinemas in a while, crocodile.   YouTube:     About  Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile   Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber,  Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile  is a live-action / CGI musical comedy that brings this beloved character to a new, global audience.   When the Primm family (Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy, Winslow Fegley) moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt to his new school and new friends. All of that changes when he discovers Lyle - a singing crocodile (Shawn Mendes) who loves baths, caviar and great music-living in the attic of his new home. The two become fast friends, but when Lyle’s existence is threatened by evil neighbor Mr. Grumps (Brett Gelman), the Primm’s must band together with Lyle’s charismatic owner, Hector P. Valent

A star-studded red carpet movie premiere for "Ngayon Kaya"

If it weren't for guests wearing face masks, it did seem like one of the glitzy showbiz events that were held before the pandemic. The romantic film "Ngayon Kaya"—starring rumored sweethearts Paulo Avelino and Janine Gutierrez as "almost lovers" trying to reclaim their past—had its premiere night at SM Megamall a day before the movie's opening day of June 22. Producers T-Rex Entertainment and Paulo's own company, WASD Films, pulled out all the stops to herald the return of Filipino films in commercial theaters this year and make the premiere festive with a red carpet, soundtrack blaring from the speakers, win-premiere-tickets promotions, festive decor, a program and a mini-party right before the screening. "Ngayon Kaya" is the first locally-produced film to have a wide theatrical release this year as it screens in almost 100 cinemas all over the Philippines. This milestone was celebrated by the Paunine (Paulo and Janine) fans, friends, family

FDCP, CHED to Premiere 10 Shorts at the Cineiskool Short Film Lab and Festival in Gateway Cinema

Partner agencies Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the Commission on Higher Education-Unified Student Financial System for Tertiary Education (CHED-UniFAST) are finally showcasing the ten (10) short films produced under the CineIskool Short Film Lab and Festival in a premiere and awards night happening in-person at the Gateway Mall, Quezon City on June 22, 2022, to be followed by two days of screening , panel discussion, and talkback sessions on June 23 and June 25. This culminating set of activities will be capping the joint project of the two government agencies, FDCP and CHED-UniFAST, which began its initial talks in 2020 and was launched last 2021.   The CineIskool short film finalists will have a free public screening at Gateway Cinema 1 and will be shown as a set with three screening schedules, one at 2:00 PM on its premiere on June 22, at 5:30 PM on June 23, and at 12:00 PM on June 25. Special screenings of Glenn Barit’s award-winning feature film Cleaners


  Trailer of Ivana,Gerald, Sam, Jake, and Jameson's newest series reaches 7M views in two weeks...   All families have their secrets. But what if these long-held secrets poison the whole family?   ABS-CBN Entertainment offers a new family drama series that will make the viewers' nights sizzle in "A Family Affair," whose trailer reached seven million  views two weeks after its  released   Ivana Alawi, a  YouTube superstar ,  is out to claim her place as a primetime royalty as she leads the series alongside  four sought -after Kapamilya leading men Gerald Anderson, Sam Milby, Jake Ejercito, and Jameson Blake.

Gary Valenciano Premieres New Music Video For “Pwede Pang Mangarap”

  Today, OPM icon  Gary Valenciano  shares a brand new accompanying music video for his latest heart-on-sleeve and empowering single, “Pwede Pang Mangarap.” The recently released track is a collaborative effort between Gary’s team and his home label for over 30 years, Universal Records, and is a motivational anthem inspired to empower MSMEs to overcome the dream-crushing effects of the pandemic, as well as to revive our economy and our lives. The  #GaryVPwedePangMangarap   music video also celebrates an awe-inspiring father-son tandem in spirit of Father’s Day this year, since it’s a lovely effort from Mr. Pure energy himself and his son  Gabriel Valenciano , who directed the brilliant three-minute visual under Manila Genesis Entertainment and Management. Inc and GV Productions Inc.   (WATCH HERE)

Seven Of The Country’s Best P-pop Groups Sign with Kumu

The social media platform is now the biggest stage to witness the best performances from this rising new genre. Filipinos are known to be well-versed in making unique spins on trends, whether it’s food, art, or—perhaps most especially—music and dance. When the Korean wave, or Hallyu , took the world by storm around the mid 2000s, social media played a part in propelling it to the top of Billboard charts and the hearts of the global youth. Come 2021, social entertainment platform Kumu started growing its music presence through singing contests and music label partnerships. Once Filipinos solidified its homegrown variant of the global Kpop genre—more commonly known as P-pop—Kumu was already poised to be its virtual home. As a platform that gave countless people an online stage, Kumu had its keen eyes and ears on this P-pop movement, going so far as to co-produce TOP CLASS with Cornerstone Entertainment, a reality show with the aim of searching for the next local pop-group sensation. The