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Roxanne Barcelo and Will Devaughn take us to a different journey on love in “I Found My Heart in Santa Fe”

For the very first time, real-life couple Roxanne Barcelo and Will Devaughn join forces in terms of heart, talent and resources (as co-producers) to make what could be most interesting and heart-warming romantic-comedy of the year. Titled “I Found My Heart in Santa Fe,” the movie was shot in location in the picturesque island of Santa Fe in Cebu, which is said to be the newest favorite tourist destination of people wanting to bask in the sun and enjoy the cool waters. Roxanne and Will had been in a relationship for four years now but they have yet to work in a project.  But both have been dreaming of doing a movie together or an interesting TV project where they can show their chemistry as a love team, aside from their acting talent. That’s why when this project was presented to both of them, Roxanne and Will grabbed the chance.  The indie film, directed by Bona Fajardo, marks the first time for them to collaborate on a film project.  And, it’s a love story, th

Enfagrow A+ Four reveals its biggest breakthrough with MFGM Pro

The first five years of life is the most exciting, because 90% of brain development happens in this stage. That’s why parents invest so much time, effort, and nutrition to carefully nurture their children, yet still wonder if they can do more. Now the latest innovation in pediatric nutrition may be the help parents need. Mead Johnson Nutrition announced its biggest breakthrough today: the introduction of MFGM, or milk fat globule membrane, in the new and improved Enfagrow A+ Four.

National Collegiate Athletic Association Season ‘93 pit key players from participating schools for the All-Star Games

It’s going to be a battle between the celebrated players under the  Team Heroes  and  Team Saints at  the  National Collegiate Athletic Association  (NCAA)  Season ‘93 All Star Games , airing live via S + A, with live airing as well on TFC online ( www.TFC.tv ) on September 1, (Manila time) in key countries worldwide. Part of NCAA’s Season ‘93’s quick break after the first round of games for this period, the day-long friendly matches and exhibitions, featuring the players from the ten basketball teams, will happen at the San Juan Arena, in San Juan City, Philippines.

Love in the time of traffic gridlock in 1:43's comeback single "Trapik Tralala"

TRAFFIC congestion wastes your precious time. And it may also cost you your love life.  This is the bittersweet theme of revitalized Filipino boyband 1:43’s comeback single titled “Trapik Tralala,” which speaks of a young man’s growing exasperation as he finds himself stuck in traffic on his way to see the girl of his dreams.

“FOOD TASTINGS: EAT CLEAN” LIVE COOKFEST AT SM CITY NORTH EDSA

Chef Claude Tayag, Kat Jao to share hearty recipes  Discover how clean eating is becoming the new normal in Food Magazine’s cookfest “Food Tastings: Eat Clean,” with Chef Claude Tayag, Chef Kat Jao and other participating chefs,  this Sunday  ( September 3 ), 4PM  at SM City North EDSA - The Block. The third leg of “Food Tastings” for the year puts a spotlight on clean eating which will encourage the audience to cook food with minimal handling or processing, making ingredients as close to their freshest form as possible to provide the healthiest meal options.

Save The Date: September 8 The Stars of Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia Align to bring you this Heavenly Romantic Comedy

All of terra firma and the heavenly bodies are about to line up just right to bring us the hottest teen love team this side of the universe:  Joshua Garcia  and  Julia Barretto,  better known to fans as  JoshLia.  Garcia and Barretto star in  Antoinette Jadaone’s  romantic comedy  “Love You to the Stars and Back,” opening in theaters across the U.S. and Canada next Friday, September 8, 2017. “Love You to the Stars and Back” tells the story of  Mika (Barretto) , a socially awkward girl who decides to go on a road trip to look for aliens. Mika accidentally bumps into cancer-stricken  Caloy (Garcia) , who despite his illness, manages to remain positive and cheerful.

MARGA FINDS OUT ABOUT TESSA’S MISSING SON IN “PUSONG LIGAW”

The classy catfights continue on afternoon television as the tension between Marga (Bianca King) and Tessa (Beauty Gonzales) heats up in ABS-CBN’s hit afternoon series “Pusong Ligaw.”

THINGS GET STRANGER FOR FINN WOLFHARD IN HORROR-THRILLER “IT”

Young actor Finn Wolfhard became an overnight sensation when he starred in the smash hit Netflix original series  Stranger Things , as Mike Wheeler, a bullied young man who becomes an unlikely hero in the quest to save his best friend. Now, Wolfhard stars as Richie Tozier in New Line Cinema's upcoming horror thriller  IT  (in Philippine cinemas  September 7 ).

ACTION, FAN-SERVICE IN STEPHEN KING'S “THE DARK TOWER”

For his latest film, Idris Elba has learned to shoot from the hip. “The gunslinger is ridiculously fast,” describes the British actor of his character in the big screen adaptation of the epic Stephen King novels,  The Dark Tower  (now playing in Philippine cinemas).

September Sizzles with the Hottest Asian Dramas on GEM!

This September, GEM continues to keep your heart racing with the best of Asian entertainment! Turn up the heat with Japanese drama My Lover’s Secret and Chinese period drama Le Sacrifice . Then cool down with the comedy special Pretty Proofreader Deluxe , which premieres same time as Japan!

COCO FIGHTS FOR THE OPRESSED IN “FPJ’s ANG PROBINSYANO”

“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” brings joy to residents of Gawad Kalinga Munting Pamayanan Cardo (Coco Martin) continues to protect the rights of the oppressed against those in power in the number one primetime series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.” Together with the group Pulang Araw, Coco reached out to the Mt. Karagao farmers, who failed to receive assistance from the governor after their crops were infested with pests, leaving them with no resources to provide for their family. Responding to the farmers’ plea, Cardo and the Pulang Araw distributed supplies to the farmers to help them get their lives back on track.

ABS-CBN AIRS HEAVYWEIGHT FINALE OF “WEIGHTLIFTING FAIRY”

Lee Min Ho, returns on primetime with “Legend of the Blue Sea” Bok Joo and Joon Hyung face heavyweight challenges in love, life, and their respective sports careers in the finale week of ABS-CBN’s hit Koreanovela “Weightlifting Fairy.” Joon Hyung finally reunites with his mother and tries his best to make up for lost time. His mother, however, ha s  a different reason for coming home, which greatly hurts Joon Hyung.

ERICH IS METRO MAGAZINE’S MUSE FOR THE BIG FASHION ISSUE IN NYC

Metro Magazine takes Erich Gonzales to a journey unlike any other—a journey inwards to self-discovery, and a journey outwards to New York, the city that never sleeps where the actress is out to find and reinvent herself as her story becomes the heart of the Big Fashion Issue this September.

WILL ANTON AND ANDENG'S LOVE LAST?

What kind of love lasts a lifetime? Is this the kind of love shared by Anton (Ian Veneracion) and Andeng (Bea Alonzo)?  Find out in the last four weeks of “A Love To Last” as Anton and Andeng face the biggest and toughest challenges yet in their continuous fight for love.

CANNES FILMFEST WINNER “THE BEGUILED” OPENS IN MANILA SEPT 6

Last May, Sofia Coppola was crowned best director by the jury at the 70th International Cannes Film Festival for her atmospheric thriller,  The Beguiled.  It’s the first time in 56 years that a woman has taken the top honor. Now, Manila audiences can finally watch Coppola's critically acclaimed gem as  The Beguiled  opens exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas (Greenbelt 1 & Trinoma) on  September 6, 2017 .

New Clips Deepen Mystery of Jennifer Lawrence’s Thriller “mother!”

From the director of the Oscar-winning  Black Swan  comes Paramount Pictures' upcoming horror thriller,  mother!  starring Jennifer Lawrence. Check out the new footage here and watch  mother!  in Philippine cinemas  September 20, 2017 .

Social Commerce comes to Southeast Asia with the launch of iamClaire. in the Philippines

FEMALE POSITIVITY AND EMPOWERMENT CONTINUES ONLINE. (L-R): Liam Mendoza, Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, ALTUS Digital Capital; Bea Binene, TV actress and August cover girl of IamClaire; and Randy McGraw, co-founder and director, ALTUS Digital Capital. ALTUS Digital Capital recently launched its new social commerce platform iamClaire. last August 22. iamClaire. is a website that allows millennials to read and share beauty, health & wellness and lifestyle experiences, and buy products online. This is the first in the country and in SEA. With a mission of empowering positive transformations amongst female millennials, ALTUS Capital Digital launches iamClaire in the country – a fully-integrated community, media, and online buying platform that synergizes all three elements in new, meaningful ways. Female millennials can consume tips and lifehacks from videos on beauty to articles on lifestyle and product reviews. Then there is a simple, fun way to buy them

OPPO F3 and F3 Plus now available at Smart Postpaid Plans

OPPO’s latest smartphone lineup, the F3 and F3 Plus are now available in Smart Communication’s latest postpaid plans. Customers may now avail the latest OPPO smartphones with only Php800 additional on-top of their selected plan for 24 months contract along with a free intricately made Rags2Riches cord roll for the first 120 orders. The OPPO F3 and F3 Plus can be availed for as Plan 399 with additional 800 monthly fee for the phone. Plan 399 offers you monthly 3GB data, 20mins all-net calls, unlimited all-net texts and 500MB data allocation for Whatsapp, Viber and FB Messenger.

ABS-CBN PUBLISHING RELEASES “LEADERSHIP THAT MATTERS” BY FRANCIS KONG

Inspirational speaker and author Francis Kong highlights some of the most practical and relevant leadership learnings he holds in high regard in “Leadership That Matters,” his most awaited new book published by ABS-CBN Publishing.  A few days before its official launch at The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival in Raffles Makati, Kong’s latest manual already took the third spot in National Book Store’s bestseller list for the month of August.

ABS-CBN’S “KAPAMILYA, THANK YOU” PROGRAM HITS ONE MILLION MEMBERS

ABS-CBN’s customer loyalty program “Kapamilya, Thank You” has now reached one million members since its launch. It is the first local TV network that introduced a loyalty program for its viewers and customers. ABS-CBN head of customer relationship management Richmond “Ezer” Escolar said that “Kapamilya, Thank You” is all about knowing and understanding each Kapamilya on a personal level besides rewarding Filipinos who patronize Kapamilya products and services.

JUDAY AND COCO CELEBRATE LIFE AND WORKS OF FPJ AT PREMIERE OF RESTORED “ISUSUMBONG KITA SA TATAY KO”

CineMo celebrated the birthday of the King of Philippine Cinema Fernando Poe Jr. via a successful screening of the digitally restored and remastered movie “Isusumbong Kita sa Tatay Ko” at SM North EDSA. The event was a star-studded success with attendees including FPJ’s co-star in the movie, Judy Ann Santos, her husband Ryan Agoncillo, Primetime King Coco Martin, Yassi Pressman, Susan Roces, wife of the late legend, and their daughter Sen. Grace Poe.

Kristian Sarmiento, the dreamer to beat in the upcoming Gentlemen of The Philippines

A dreamer in Quezon is making a blast now in the pageantry as the upcoming competition, the 2017 Gentlemen of The Philippines , one of the promising search in the nation is about to come to its much-awaited finale. His name is Kristian Sarmiento , 21 years old from Lucban, Quezon and stands 5 feet 10 inches who at this point of his life seems to be very motivated to bag a title in the national competition. This former Mr. Quezon of 2013 believes that joining Gentlemen of The Philippines can help him build his confidence, overcome body issues, and further develop his personality. After announcing a number of fab and fit hopefuls in the race, Kristian remains outstanding and at par with his goal by managing his time to maintain a healthy lifestyle. “ Working out has been my hobby for quite some time, I believe being fit makes me feel more comfortable and confident.” Kristian said. With a little resemblance to Joko Diaz, an equally hot matinee idol in the 90s, Kris

DOMHNALL GLEESON, FROM “THE FORCE AWAKENS” TO “AMERICAN MADE”

Popularly known as General Hux in  Star Wars: The Force Awakens  – a character he will reprise in the upcoming  Star Wars: The Last Jedi , Domhnall Gleeson is an Irish actor proving to be one of Hollywood’s most versatile talents—working across a number of diverse roles. Now, Domhnall (pronounced as Donal) Gleeson stars opposite Tom Cruise in Universal Pictures’  American Made  (in Philippine cinemas  September 13 ).

McCONAUGHEY IS THE MAN IN BLACK, INTENT ON DESTROYING “THE DARK TOWER”

Academy Award-winner Matthew McConaughey stars as Walter O'Dim aka The Man in Black, a modern day psychotic who destroyed the Mid-World, and is now on a mission to bring all worlds into chaos, in the big screen adaptation of the epic Stephen King novels,  The Dark Tower  (in Philippine cinemas  August 30 ).

“IT” KNOWS WHAT YOU'RE AFRAID OF

Whether it’s a monster under your bed, what lies in the dark, or a creature lurking in the shadows, there is no escaping your greatest fear in New Line Cinema's upcoming horror thriller  IT  (in Philippine cinemas  September 7 ).

JAKE ZYRUS STARS IN OWN LIFE STORY IN “MMK”

Jake Zyrus relives the struggles he went through before coming out as a trans man this Saturday (Aug 26) as he stars in his own life story in “MMK.” Jake wanted nothing but for people, especially his mother, to accept him for who he is. He was a young kid then when he first observed that he was more attracted to women than men.

SHAINA, CARLO, JC, DENISE GAMBLE ON LIFE AND LOVE IN “THE BETTER HALF” FINALE

The lives of Camille (Shaina Magdayao), Marco (Carlo Aquino), Rafael (JC De Vera), and Bianca (Denise Laurel) are at stake as they play the unpredictable game of love to live freely and happily with their better halves, taking viewers on a suspenseful ride in the last two weeks of Kapamilya afternoon series “The Better Half.” The show kicks the suspense up a notch as it brings more explosive revelations and thrilling scenes that will make viewers’ hearts pound even harder. Even the stars of the show are also excited for the series’ much-awaited finale, teasing viewers with the stories’ unexpected twists.

Noel Cabangon Continues His Journey with New Album, “Byahe Pa Rin”

OPM legend  Noel Cabangon  recently unveiled his 7 th  album under  Universal Records, entitled “Byahe Pa Rin”— the third installment in his Byahe album series. Compared to previous albums in the Byahe series, “Byahe Pa Rin” revitalizes with its modern array of songs interpreted by the multiplatinum artist. The album prequels both garnered multi-platinum record awards, and the most recent addition is already hitting the airwaves. “Byahe Pa Rin” features Noel’s version of well-loved OPM modern classics, such as “Tadhana” by Up Dharma Down, “Hari ng Sablay” by Sugarfree, “Kahit Kailan” by South Border, “With A Smile” by Eraserheads, “Ikaw” by Yeng Contantino, “Sa Kanya” by Ogie Alcasid, among many others. The “Kanlungan” singer reinvents modern OPM classics while exploring different styles.

FANS OUT IN FULL FORCE TO VOTE FOR FAVORITE KAPAMILYA DIGITAL STARS IN PUSH AWARDS 2017

Kapamilya fans have started pushing their favorites to the top and drumming up support for their Kapamilya digital idols with the voting in this year’s PUSH Awards in full swing. Different fan clubs have been posting non-stop to show their love for their favorites, even making their designated hashtags trend on Twitter immediately after the nominees had been revealed last weekend.

ABS-CBN PUBLISHING HOSTS WRITING TALKS AT THE PHILIPPINE READERS AND WRITERS FESTIVAL

ABS-CBN Publishing joins the 2017 Philippine Readers and Writers Festival led by National Book Store with three exciting and valuable talks for aspiring writers – “How To Engage Your Audience Online,” “How To Write For Films,” and “Writing for Millennials: Content that Catch Attention” – all happening  on Friday ( August 25 ) at Raffles Makati.

TSUNAMI LOOMS IN THE FIRST “GEOSTORM” POSTER

Warner Bros. has just released the first official poster for its new epic thriller  Geostorm. Check the one-sheet art here and watch  Geostorm  in Philippine cinemas  October 18, 2017 .

FilAm tech millionaire Garrett Gee, sister Miristi take a life-changing trip to their mother’s homeland in “Discovering Routes”

ABS-CBN Global Studios  offers a fresh new take on travel entertainment and the rising genre of genealogy television documentaries with its first original series,  Discovering Routes . Discovering Routes  is a reality travelogue that follows peoples’ journeys to the lands of their ancestry, in search of epic adventures. In its first season, Filipino American tech entrepreneur and social media travel adventurist  Garrett Gee  of  The Bucket List Family  takes a journey with his sister,  Miristi Gee , to discover the Philippines, its culture, and their   Filipino heritage. The  show’s digital series premieres on September 7  on  www.DiscoveringRoutes.com  , with new videos on Mondays and Thursdays. The  half-hour broadcast TV series premieres on September 12 at 8p/7c ,  airing Tuesdays  on the multicultural entertainment network  Myx TV .

ABS-CBN Global makes gift-giving easy with Checkout+: the simplest, instant, personalized way to send e-Gift cards to your loved ones in the Philippines

Here’s a pop quiz: what has been the most requested gift in the U.S. across all income levels for eight consecutive years till 2015?  If you think it’s a video game console or a versatile doll with around 150 careers, you got it wrong.  The answer is GIFT CARD, according to surveys by the National Retail Federation and Statista.

VERGARA, AGUILERA IN SCENE-STEALING CAMEOS IN “THE EMOJI MOVIE”c

Sony Pictures Animation’s new comedy  The Emoji Movie  unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. The world inside the phone of the story's lead character, Alex, is loaded with cameos. TV's  Modern   Family  star Sofia Vergara plays one of the most popular emojis – Flamenca. The Flamenca Emoji is the saucy Latina dancer in a fire-engine red dress. She’s spicy and exuberant and always finishes her sentences with a rapid-fire flamenco flourish.

TRIBUTE ALBUM, CONCERT MARK JAMIE’S 30YEARS IN MUSIC

OPM icon Jamie Rivera’s three-decade musical journey will be honored in a tribute album “Hey It’s Me, Jamie!,” a Star Music compilation of the Inspirational Diva’s biggest hits that will be available for the first time at her upcoming concert with the same title happening at the Music Museum on September 8 (Friday).

GERALD AND KIM PROMISE TO BUILD A FUTURE TOGETHER IN “IKAW LANG ANG IIBIGIN”

Gabriel (Gerald Anderson) and Bianca (Kim Chiu) remain as each other’s source of strength amidst the challenges thrown at their relationship and careers in the Kapamilya morning series “Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin.” No longer the country’s top triathletes, the couple is determined to build a future together after Gabriel swore to marry Bianca.