Ultranauts, are U ready for Road To Ultra Philippines 2017?! Presenting our lit lineup of top-calibre DJs bound to dazzle you with their beats: Headlining the party are the Grammy-winning producer, ZEDD, and Dutch electronic superstar, HARDWELL.
Fall in love with actress, singer and VJ Tippy Dos Santos and rapper Curtismith’s (also known as Mito Fabie) snappy rap verses in their own version on the 90’s True Faith classic, “Perfect”. The #1 fast food brand in the Philippines, Jollibee, collaborated with the two talented local artists to cover the soundtrack of their latest viral TVC, #JollibeePerfectPairs. The special music video uploaded on Jollibee’s Facebook and YouTube channel features Tippy and Curtismith in the studio jamming to their remake of the OPM hit accompanied with kilig -scenes from the brand’s Perfect Pairs TVC.
In 2015, she played the title role in Disney’s live-action feature Cinderella to wide acclaim. Now, Lily James stars as the title character's love interest in Columbia Pictures’ U.S. No.1 box-office hit Baby Driver (in Philippine cinemas August 02 ). In the film, a talented, young getaway driver named Baby (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets Debora (James), the girl of his dreams, Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
Rockford Productions Inc. ushers in one of 2017's biggest and much-awaited concerts. Witness the gathering of OPM's iconic rock figures as they perform their well-loved rock anthems in one phenomenal mind blowing concert...Full Blast Pinoy Superbands, happening on October 19, 2017 at the Cuneta Astrodome.
Nowadays, people are displaying their creativity in different ways – from creating their own unique hashtags to decorating their office desks, to making DIY cards. The goal is to make something one-of-a-kind that reflects their personality. It’s great to get in touch with one’s artistic side, whether it is driven by passion or the desire to just have something nice. Luckily, there are new shops slash havens that have something for everyone with a creative soul, from the self-taught to the professional artists. Get ready to explore and hoard in these new specialty shops from National Book Store, the Philippines' biggest and bookstore and supplies chain.
After standing out from thousands of aspirants, and proving themselves to the coaches and viewers, the four grand finalists of “ The Voice Teens ” are gearing up for the vocal battle of a lifetime, for a chance to be named the show’s first-ever grand champion in the country and in Asia as will be found out at the two-day grand finals happening on July 29 and 30 and which will be streamed simulcast its Philippine airing on ABS-CBN via TFC online (TFC.tv) in key countries worldwide. Viewers are set to choose who among Team Lea Salonga’s Mica Becerro , Team Sarah Geronimo’s Jona Soquite , Kamp Kawayan’s ( Bamboo ) Isabela Vinzon , and Team Sharon Cuneta’s Jeremy Glinoga will be hailed the season’s winner. The grand champion will bring home a fashion package; a business package; a dental service package; Php 1 million cash; Php 1 million-worth of trust fund; a Php 2 million life insurance plan; and a brand new house and lot.
The much-awaited comeback movie from Star Cinema is set to screen in key countries worldwide starting July 30 via TFC@theMovies The long wait is finally over for movie aficionados as ABS-CBN Film Productions Inc. (Star Cinema) opens the 3 rd quarter of 2017 with “Finally Found Someone” --- the biggest and most highly anticipated Filipino romantic-comedy ( rom com ) of the season starring two of the Philippines’ box- office superstars, John Lloyd Cruz and Sarah Geronimo and screening in key countries worldwide starting on July 30 via TFC@theMovies.
Annabelle is coming to theaters again, and this time audiences will be taken through the infamous doll’s very beginnings—from her first home in a little girl’s room to her first possession of a little girl’s soul, in New Line Cinema's “Annabelle: Creation.” After a chilling cameo in “The Conjuring,” followed by a starring role in her own film, it became clear to filmmakers that moviegoers were ready to uncover the origins of the doll that has both terrified and captivated them.
“It’s Showtime” Kilig Ambassadors, the Hashtags, marks another milestone as the group’s first ever book venture, “Hashtags Journal” by ABS-CBN Publishing, tops the National Book Store’s bestsellers list for nonfiction for the month of July. The “Hashtags Journal,” released just last May, talks about the multi-talented group’s humble beginnings, first impressions, brotherhood, and creating new goals—giving fans an unprecedented sight of the Hashtags journey.
Ever wondered how the Jeepney, a distinctly Pinoy cultural icon, would look like if it were a character in Disney-Pixar’s “Cars” series? Wonder no more. To celebrate the release of Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3” (now playing in PH theaters), the studio has revealed an exclusive art for the Philippines featuring the Jeepney as country’s very own “Cars” character! The exclusive art was drawn by Michael Daley, a story artist at Pixar Animation Studios. For Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3,” Daley was responsible for visualizing the script into panels of drawings.
Convincing the entire family to eat healthy is always a major challenge for most moms. Somehow, family members, particularly kids, perceive healthy food as unpalatable fare. As a result, moms have to coax, maneuver, distract or plead with their kids to ensure that they eat as much they can. Fortunately, hardworking mothers now have a mouthwatering healthy meal option that they can serve up during mealtimes with the new Gold Seas Tuna Chunks. Unlike other products in the market, Gold Seas Tuna Chunks offers gourmet flavors that appeal to even the pickiest of eaters. These savory variants include Tuna Chunks in Olive Oil, Olive Oil with Chili, Springwater, Tuna Chunks in Herb and Garlic, Lemon and Pepper and Mild Indian Curry. What’s more, oil and water-based variants use premium Yellowfin tuna.
Celebrating her 14th year in the entertainment industry, South Korean star Park Shin Hye continues to prove that she is a force to be reckoned with. A triple threat, Shin Hye is a trained actress, singer, and dancer, and has starred in several popular series such as Doctors (2016), Pinocchio (2014), The Heirs (2013), Flower Boys Next Door (2013), Heartstrings (2011), You’re Beautiful (2009), and her debut drama Stairway to Heaven (2003). You may have also seen her work on the big screen, as she starred in films such as My Annoying Brother (2016), The Royal Tailor (2014), Miracle in Cell No. 7, Cyrano Agency, and Evil Twin.
"You'll float too." Watch the official main trailer for New Line Cinema's horror thriller “IT,” based on the hugely popular Stephen King novel of the same name. View the trailer here and watch “IT” in Philippine cinemas on September 7, 2017 .
Columbia Pictures has just unveiled the nostalgia-inspired poster of its new action thriller Proud Mary starring Oscar-nominee Taraji P. Henson ( The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hidden Figures ). Check out the one-sheet art here and watch Proud Mary in Philippine cinemas in January 2018.
After a brief hiatus, former PBB sweethearts Cora Waddell and Luis Hontiveros will team up, once again, for the season ender of WATTPAD PRESENTS entitled, Just The Strings. Based on the Wattpad novel by Beeyoch, this is the second book of the author’s “Just” series that has captured millions of Wattpad readers and is, in fact, the most-awaited TV adaptation this year.
AXN today announced that international pop sensation Jay Park will join the judges’ table on the highly anticipated Asia’s Got Talent Season 2. Jay, an award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist and savvy entrepreneur, CEO and founder of two successful record labels, will take the coveted hot seat alongside the show’s returning judges, the 16-time Grammy Award-winning music producer David Foster and internationally acclaimed singer and World Music Award winner Anggun.
Dare to cross the line in the new trailer of Columbia Pictures’ new suspense thriller Flatliners starring Ellen Page, Nina Dobrev, Diego Luna and James Norton. Check out the trailer here and watch Flatliners in Philippine cinemas Sept. 29, 2017 .
Exclusive F3 Sarah Limited Edition Smartphone also launches as part of her 3rd year anniversary with OPPO OPPO gives its full support to the much anticipated big-screen comeback of Sarah Geronimo, who stars in this year’s biggest romantic-comedy of the year, Finally Found Someone. Pinoy fans are in for a roller coaster ride of emotions as Raffy and April (Geronimo) take us through the intertwining of their polar opposite lives – living through a PR crisis with a cutthroat, career-driven over achiever while the other end of the spectrum is an honest, sincere, and idealistic girl who believes in the powers of the heart.
Attendees are encouraged to come as early as 11:00 A.M. to participate in fun games and activities at Hall A of the Enercare Centre. In just a few days, Toronto will witness the biggest gathering of over 35 of the brightest celebrities and performers from the Philippines when ASAP Live in Toronto takes place at the Ricoh Coliseum on July 29, 2017. It will be a remarkably busy day for event attendees and spectators, because as early as 11:00 A.M., fun and games will already be brewing and going in full swing at Hall A of the Enercare Centre, just adjacent to the Ricoh Coliseum. Various activities will be happening at the mini stage. There will be Ka-FUN-Milya Parlor Games like TFC Teleserye Relay, Bring Me, and Taranta sa Toronto Relay, where contestants will be chosen from the audience. ASAP Fanatic Ka Ba trivia game contestants will be identified from those who registered using the TFC Live Events App. Winners will get a special TFC prize.
The minimalist but creepy teaser poster for Universal Pictures' new suspense thriller The Snowman (in Philippine cinemas Nov. 01, 2017 ) has just been unveiled online and may be seen here. Michael Fassbender ( X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson ( Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation ), Charlotte Gainsbourg ( Independence Day: Resurgence ), Val Kilmer ( Heat ) and Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons ( Whiplash ) star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson ( Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy ), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller.
Ansel Elgort has quickly amassed an impressive body of work in a very short amount of time as both an accomplished actor ( The Fault in Our Stars, Divergent series) and musician. Now, he breaks from the pack as he plays the title role of Columbia Pictures’ U.S. No.1 box-office hit heist thriller Baby Driver (in Philippine cinemas August 02 ). Cool but a little naive. Young but with an old soul. goofy at times, but all business when it counts. Thrillingly good at his given task, but not always aware of the consequences of what he does. That’s Baby, a character writer-director Edgar Wright created as a way for moviegoers to live vicariously through a criminal, but also experience the very real fallout of that world.
Columbia Pictures has just launched the first one-sheet art for its upcoming 3D action-adventure Alpha, opening in Philippine cinemas in early 2018. An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. Europe, 20,000 years ago. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is injured and left for dead. Awakening to find himself broken and alone -- he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.
MTV announced nominations for the 2017 “MTV Video Music Awards” exclusively on Instagram Live, with Kendrick Lamar scoring the most of the year with eight nominations for his video “HUMBLE." Katy Perry and The Weeknd are tied for five nominations each. Building on the critical acclaim of the non-gendered categories at the 2017 “MTV Movie & TV Awards,” the network also announced the former “Best Female Video” and “Best Male Video” categories have been combined for “Artist of the Year.” Additionally, “Best Fight Against the System” has been added to celebrate videos that inspire viewers to stand up and fight injustice. The 2017 “MTV Video Music Awards” will air live from the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, August 27 AT 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. The “MTV Video Music Awards" will premiere live on MTV Asia on Monday, August 28 at 7:00 a.m. (WIB) and 8:00 a.m. (MY/SG/PH).
Join a bevy of dance hopefuls as they try to strut their way to stardom in the newest dance sensation Dirty Dancing: Living the Dream , which debuts on Sony Channel this August. Thirty young women experience the time of their lives as they team up with professional dance instructors and taught various dance routines. Each episode features the couples performing their specific routines with the weakest performers being eliminated.
Filipinos continue to show their trust on ABS-CBN News as they tuned in to the country’s largest news organization’s multiplatform and immersive coverage of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s second State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday (July 24). On television, ABS-CBN’s "Pangakong Pagbabago: SONA 2017” special coverage got a national TV rating of 16.6% covering urban and rural homes vs GMA’s “SONA 2017” (7.8%) and TV5’s “Unang Taon SONA 2017” (1.8%) based on data from Kantar Media.
Korean charmer and “I Love OPM” Grand Touristar Yohan Hwang makes a grand entry to the music industry as he releases his debut album under Star Music with a great mix of Pinoy covers and their Korean versions which will be available in Melon, South Korea’s popular online music store. The chinito heartthrob, who has made Philippines his home for the last three years, highlights his heartfelt renditions of three Tagalog songs in his self-titled album. He also personally translated the lyrics to Korean language in his renditions he hopes both fellow Koreans and Filipinos will enjoy.
Knowledge Channel’s original programs are giving students a chance to gain knowledge, solve problems, and learn skills in more ways than one with original programs like “MathDali” and “Knowledge on the Go.” With “MathDali,” solving math problems becomes less intimidating. It features Robi Domingo with Joj and Jai Agpangan, Igi Boy Flores and Vic Robinson, in a series of video tutorials, where they tackle topics mostly taken up at the fourth grade level using a mix of animation, student-friendly language, and tips and tricks to make concepts more understandable.
It’s another intense basketball battle of Kapamilya stars in “Star Magic Oppo All-Star Game” with teams headed by Daniel Padilla and Gerald Anderson happening at the Araneta Coliseum on August 13. Presented by ABS-CBN Events and Star Events, the 'All-Star Game' features an exhibition basketball match between the two teams composed of Star Magic’s male artists who are ready to shoot, assist and control the boards.
Australian model-turned-actor Ryan Cooper stars as a male stripper who's accidental death leads to unforgettable bachelortte weekend in Columbia Pictures' new adult comedy Rough Night (in Philippine cinemas August 9, 2017 ). Starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz, Rough Night is about five friends from college who reunite when they rent a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails. Just when all hope is lost, they realize there’s more to the story than they could’ve ever imagined.
The world's most international festival brand, ULTRA Worldwide , returns to Manila for the third annual edition of Road to ULTRA Philippines on September 15 , as it reveals the all-star lineup for its 2017 edition. Having last performed in the Philippines in 2014, Hardwell has been confirmed to headline the event, joined by German hitmaker, Zedd , who on his last visit to the capital city performed to an astonishing 12,000 people.
Standing: ABS-CBN head of integrated events and customer engagement Bobby Barreiro, ABS-CBN legal counsel Carissa Enerio, ABS-CBN head of integrated marketing Nandy Villar, AyalaLand Malls, Inc. synergies general manager for entertainment Gabby Katigbak, AyalaLand Malls, Inc. senior associate for business development Sheena Chua, AyalaLand Malls, Inc. head of marketing Maricris Bernardino. Seated: ABS-CBN head of business development Paolo Pineda, ABS-CBN chief operating officer of broadcast Cory Vidanes, AyalaLand Malls, Inc. president Rowena Tomeldan, and AyalaLand, Inc. chief finance officer Ruby Chiong There is a new place to go to watch and experience Kapamilya events and shows. ABS-CBN announced today (July 24) that it is launching the “ABS-CBN Vertis Tent,” a tent venue located within the newly opened Ayala Malls Ventris in Quezon City. Before the end of the year, the 1,140 sq.m. events venue will be opened for special events, live shows, product launches, exhibi
All new season premieres August 7, Mondays at 8:50pm The competition gets tougher in the world’s most intense obstacle course in the epic reality show Team Ninja Warrior , as it returns for a second season this August on AXN. The upcoming season once again features some of the biggest names from the American Ninja Warrior franchise as they battle it out in the dual running course with even more challenging obstacles, incorporating speed, human agility, skill, and a whole new strategy of racing.
Marvel Studios has just revealed a new poster for Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” during the San Diego San Comic-Con. Check out the poster here and watch Black Panther in Philippine cinemas in February 16, 2018.
The new trailer for Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok has debuted in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con along with a new poster! Feast your eyes on the new trailer and see the poster here. Be sure to catch Thor: Ragnarok when it thunders into Philippine cinemas on November 3 ! Directed by Taika Waititi from a script by Craig Kyle & Christopher Yost and Stephany Folsom and Eric Pearson, Thor: Ragnarok picks up after the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Make way for justice. Warner Bros. Pictures has just unveiled the Comic-Con Sneak Peek of its motion picture event for 2017, the action-adventure Justice League. View the trailer here and watch Justice League in Philippine cinemas starting Nov. 16, 2017 .
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Ready Player One , the already much-anticipated sci-fi action adventure, directed by Steven Spielberg. The film is based on the Ernest Cline novel of the same name and takes place in the year 2045, where the world is on the brink of chaos and collapse. Check out the trailer here and watch Ready Player One in Philippine cinemas in March 31, 2018 .
The first trailer has arrived for Columbia Pictures’ new action thriller Proud Mary starring Oscar-nominee Taraji P. Henson ( The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hidden Figures ). Check out the trailer here and watch Proud Mary in Philippine cinemas in January 2018.
“Women of the Weeping River” wins big at Urian “Women of the Weeping River” dominated the 40 th Gawad Urian as it bagged this year’s Best Film and five more awards given by the Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino on Thursday night at the ABS-CBN Studio 10 in Quezon City. Sheron Dayoc received this year’s Best Direction and Best Screenplay for his exceptional work on “Women of the Weeping River.” The film, which likewise bagged the Best Cinematography and Best Editing nods, tells the story of women in a remote Muslim community facing an escalating blood feud that stretches back generations. It is produced by Southern Lantern Studios, Haut Lesmains, and TBA. Paolo Ballesteros was hailed as the Urian Best Actor for his outstanding performance in “Die Beautiful,” while Hasmine Kilip emerged as Best Actress for her lead role in the film “Pamilya Ordinaryo,” beating nine other nominees for the coveted acting nod.
Columbia Pictures’ heist thriller Baby Driver , one of the year’s best-reviewed films, with a 95% Fresh Rating at Rotten Tomatoes, will have whole-day sneak previews on Monday and Tuesday, July 24 & 25 nationwide. Tickets will be available at regular admission prices. Moviegoers are advised to check with their favorite cinemas for screening hours.
What is a Jaeger? It’s you, times a thousand. Now accepting pilot applications in the newly released commercial for Universal Pictures’ upcoming epic action-adventure Pacific Rim: Uprising . Check out the commercial here and watch Pacific Rim: Uprising in Philippine cinemas February 2018.
“Music is to the soul as food is to the body” and “laughter is the best medicine” are two of the most popular adages that agree on one thing --- that both music and laughter can be therapeutic. Two of ABS-CBN’s most-loved artists showed that rhythm and comedy can truly both nourish and heal at the three-night, three-city musical experience “Kapamilya Day” early June which did not only bring back memories from home for the audience but also moved the performers themselves. The “Kapamilya Fun Day”, an annual event which just started in Australia last year and has been giving an opportunity for global Filipinos in the cities of Australia to meet and interact personally with their favorite Kapamilya stars, first brought “ Queen of RnB ” Kyla , “ World Champion ” Jed Madela , and comedian Negi to the “ Kapamilya Fun Day ” in 2016. This time TFC shared the music of “ Soul Diva ” Jaya with a second serving of “ Unkabogabol Sidekick ” , Negi.
It felt like Valentine’s Day all over again for the Philippines’ Unkabogabol Star Vice Ganda as the Filipino community in Japan warmly welcomed him mid-year at the “ Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda sa Japan: Nagmahal. Nasaktan. Nag-concert ” held last July 2 at the Ichikawa City Cultural Hall, in Chiba Prefecture. Loud cheers from the audience filled the venue as soon as Vice Ganda shared his TV home “It’s Showtime’s” signature greeting “What’s up, madlang people?!”.
The online entertainment platform Viddsee launched a filmmaker programme with its first efforts through a filmmaker community initiative, Viddsee Juree Awards for the Philippines. With a growing Filipino audience and an expanding network of creative content producers from the Philippines, the Viddsee Juree Awards aims to bridge the gap between digital filmmaking and distribution by working closely with local film communities. The initiative is supported by The Film Development Council of the Philippines.
Live reports, townhall forum, and digital TV to give Filipinos full SONA experience Wherever they may be, Filipinos can watch, listen, and take part in the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (July 24) through ABS-CBN News’ extensive and immersive special news coverage dubbed “Pangakong Pagbabago: SONA 2017.” Apart from the usual live reports, updates, and interviews over ABS-CBN’s radio, TV, cable, and digital platforms, the country’s largest news organization is adding a few layers to its coverage to give Filipinos a fuller experience of the President's report on his administration’s achievements and plans for the nation.
ABS-CBN president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, Madeleine Albright, ABS-CBN News head Ging Reyes Former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright dazzled the crowd of business leaders, diplomats, and government officials who came to listen to her insights on global issues and international affairs in the “Forum on Global Governance and the World Economy: An ANC Leadership Series,” moderated by award-winning journalist Karen Davila last July 19 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Grand Ballroom.
Ticketholders are counting down the days to ASAP Live in Toronto where more than 35 of the biggest, brightest celebrities in the Philippines will gather at the Ricoh Coliseum on July 29, 2017 for four hours of superb entertainment. Viewers can bring their ASAP experience to the next level by downloading the TFC Live Events App. The app is the official mobile app for TFC (The Filipino Channel) global events, and allows one to get the latest updates and exclusive insider information about ASAP in Toronto.
Metro Society divulges the secrets behind the rise of the country’s most hardworking personalities after facing loss, heartbreak, sickness, and strife in its Feel Good Issue this July. Agriculture undersecretary Berna Berna Romulo Puyat opens the issue with the tale of how she found strength by falling in love with our beloved country. Starting from grief after her husband’s sudden passing, Berna shares how she was able to cope through amazing work with the DA.