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SHANE FILAN PERFORMING PERFORMING WESTLIFE’S GREATEST HITS AND MORE LIVE IN CONCERT

Westlife’s lead singer Shane Filan is coming back to MANILA for his much-awaited live concert featuring Westlife’s greatest hits and more on Saturday, September 15th at the KIA Theatre . Filipino fans will hear their favorite hits like “Swear It Again”, “Uptown Girl”, “If I Let You Go”, “World of Our Own”, “You Raise Me Up”, “My Love”, “Everything To Me”, “Need You Now”, “Heaven”, “Unbreakable”, “What About Now”, Beautiful in White”, “About You” and more.

Your best World Cup viewing experience, brought to you by LG and Grand Hyatt

LG Philippines and Grand Hyatt hotel have teamed up to give football fans the ultimate World Cup viewing experience.  Follow the action as it happens in Russia as Pool House at Grand Hyatt hosts daily viewing events on a giant 86-inch UHD TV from June 11 to  July 15 . Hotel  guests and locals alike can pop into the poolside venue and cheer on their favorite teams without having to pay a fee or making a reservation. You can even literally “dive in” to the fun and watch the planet’s most  celebrated sporting tournament unfold while swimming. 

STRANGER THINGS PRODUCERS ADAPT BEST-SELLING BOOK “THE DARKEST MINDS” TO FILM

From the best-selling book of the same title by Alexandra Bracken and the first in YA trilogy, “The Darkest Minds” brings the latest powerful pack of young adults who survived an incurable virus set in a turbulent America where 98% of the children’s population has died of a mysteries disease, deeming the 2% of the surviving children enemies of the state and forcing them on the run.                 Producing “The Darkest Minds” are Fox-based 21 Laps’ (Stranger Things, Arrival) Shawn Levy and Dan Levine along with Dan Cohen and John Starke.  “‘The Darkest Minds’ has been an interesting journey because we got the rights to the book five years ago and that was when as a company, 21 Laps, was known predominantly as a comedy or tent pole family film kind of company,” says Shawn Levy, whose company 21 Laps is producing the film. “But I always knew we wanted to move into this different space; a space that is what I would I call ‘character-anchored genre’,”

Chikkaness Review: WALWAL

Jose Javier Reyes' WALWAL is an engaging film that features a genuine friendship of male teens with personal battles that they need to attend to. It is grounded in real life situations that millennials face and portrayed with genuine emotions. It also made an effort to make us laugh and "kilig" and it succeeded.  The strength of this barkada movie is the chemistry of the main stars Elmo Magalona, Kiko Estrada, Jerome Ponce and Donny Pangilinan as they convincingly illustrated a real friendship on the big screen. Elmo does well on his quiet scenes; Kiko successfully metamorphosed from a playboy to a stick to one guy; Jerome complimented the scene stealers of Angeli Bayani; and Donny is a pleasant to watch on screen especially when he shares it with Kisses. The Regal Films movie WALWAL was successful in bringing back the teen barkada movie genre that brought its audience to a whole new generation. It's relevant and will trigger a discussion among family

Experience APO Hiking Society’s songs with a twist in Eto Na! Musikal nAPO!

Bring out your blue jeans and get ready to do the hustle, because 9 Works Theatrical and Globe Live are presenting an original musical: Eto Na! Musikal nAPO! The APO Hiking Society is an OPM legend, and it was only a matter of time that a musical set to the tune of their songs was created. Back in an era where American songs dominated the airwaves, APO Hiking Society was among the first to promote Original Pilipino Music, or “OPM”, and encourage their fellow songwriters and musicians to write songs in Filipino. The musical group, composed of Danny Javier, Jim Paredes, and Boboy Garrovillo, also won millions over with saccharine harmonies, sweet lyrics, and boyish charm.

Vivo seals exciting partnerships with Shopee, Akulaku

Global smartphone brand Vivo has confirmed its partnerships with Shopee Philippines and Akulaku. Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Ms. Hazel Bascon and Brand Director Ms. Annie Lim during the launch of the all-new X21 on June 21 at Okada Manila exchanged tokens with the representatives from Shopee Philippines, Ms. Jane Lim, and from Akulaku, Mr. Sean Duxiang. With the new partnerships, Vivo has opened its official online store on Shopee Philippines and has given shoppers to buy its smartphones through online installment payment options on Akulaku. Vivo Philippines newest partner is Shopee Philippines. Vivo Philippines’ executives welcomed Akulaku as its newest online partner. “We promise a fruitful year of surprises as we forge more partnerships with other brands, such as Shopee Philippines and Akulaku,” Ms. Bascon said before the ceremonial exchanged of tokens. Shopee Philippines is an online shopping mall where users can buy and sell anytime

LONG ANG JAIRUS PLAY HOMELESS FATHER AND SON ON “MMK”

Comedian Long Mejia proves his chops as a dramatic actor as he stars in this Saturday’s (June 30) “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” playing a father who will sacrifice everything he has just to be able to provide for his son. Modesto (Long) and his son Dick (Jairus Aquino) become homeless after leaving his wife who is addicted to gambling.They will end up staying in Luneta Park in Manila, which will serve as their home as they face trials and hardships, from sleeping on the ground to begging for their daily needs.

“THE MEG” CHOMPS ITS WAY TO NEW TRAILER

Warner Bros. Pictures  has unveiled the new   international trailer for its s ci-fi action thriller “The Meg” from director Jon Turteltaub and starring Jason Statham . Check it out here and watch “The Meg” in Philippine cinemas August 08.

Game Nights Are On with the AXN Freedom Fridays Bar Tour

Get ready to break free and unwind with exciting games and surprises as AXN visits the best night spots in Manila featuring special guest star and TV host, Sydney Crespo. AXN Freedom Fridays Bar Tour kicks off on July 6, invading Makati’s hippest bars including Rue Bourbon Salcedo, Poblacion: The Wild Popp y and H&J Sports Bar & Restaurant .

SUE TAKES OVERLY POSSESSIVE HUSBAND TO COURT IN “IPAGLABAN MO”

Joseph Marco plays obsessive husband… Sue Ramirez stars in the last anniversary episode of “Ipaglaban Mo” this Saturday (June 30) as a woman who fights for her freedom from a toxic marriage. Cristine (Sue) chooses to stay with her boyfriend, Gerald (Joseph Marco), despite his tendency to be overly jealous. However, he becomes even more possessive of Cristine after their marriage.

FIRST-LOOK: “ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD”

Leonardo DiCaprio has just posted the first-look photo for his upcoming film,  “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” via his Instagram.

ABS-CBN’S ADOBER STUDIOS SIGNS FIRST K-POP STAR KRIESHA CHU

After making waves in the South Korean entertainment scene, Filipino K-pop idol Kriesha Chu is gearing up to reach more fans in the country and worldwide by showing more of her personal adventures and talent through her YouTube channel. To do this, Kriesha recently signed a contract with Adober Studios, the biggest multi-channel network in the country that manages a total of 900 channels and averages one billion views a month.

HOOQ calls for entries from Filipino talents for Season 2 of Filmmakers Guild

Multi-awarded Director Jun Robles Lana and Best Actress Agot Isidro join panel of judges HOOQ - the largest Video-on-Demand service in Southeast Asia – is embarking on Season 2 of the HOOQ Filmmakers Guild search for five scripts to be produced into pilot episodes. With the success of the pilot season, HOOQ Filmmakers Guild once again gives filmmakers and film students a chance to turn their most imaginative TV series ideas into reality. Preliminary judging will be done by an esteemed and star-studded panel consisting of the top film talents around Asia who will select 5 scripts to be turned into pilots.  Together with HOOQ subscribers’ viewership, the grand winner will be chosen from these pilots and then produced into a full-blown series.

EVANGELINE LILLY IS READY FOR ACTION AS HOPE VAN DYNE IN MARVEL STUDIOS' “ANT-MAN AND THE WASP”

Evangeline Lilly returns to her role of brilliant quantum physicist Hope van Dyne. While she’s as focused and determined as ever, a very different Hope van Dyne emerges in Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” Now a fugitive with her father, Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), the brilliant scientist has used her time in hiding to master her new role as The Wasp, but she isn’t quite ready to team up with Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) for their most important mission ever. But reuniting her family depends on it, so she is forced to seek his help.

ADRIFT puts love to test in the middle of the sea

VIVA International Pictures proudly present s “Adrift” , an incredible true story about the resilience of the human spirit and the transcendent power of love.  Based on the book by Tami Oldham Ashcraft.  Two young lovers, Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp, sail across the ocean together.  Filled with romance and excitement, they never anticipated to be sailing directly into a hurricane that whips up 40-foot waves and 140-knot winds, making it one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Vivo unlocks the future with the launch of X21 in the Philippines

Global smartphone brand Vivo has unlocked the future of mobile technology in the Philippines as it introduced a new flagship, the X21 with the pioneering In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, at its launch in Okada Manila on June 21. The event, held in the Grand Ballroom of the picturesque oceanfront integrated resort, was well-attended by media partners and other guests despite the heavy rain. Vivo Philippines’ VP for Sales Ms. Hazel Bascon gave her welcome message during the Vivo X21 launch. Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Ms. Hazel Bascon during her opening remarks highlighted the global smartphone brand’s dedication to innovation. “What is about to unfold before you is the reveal of the world’s first smartphone to feature an In-Display Fingerprint Scanner housed in a beautifully-designed all-glass build, a smartphone that is truly exceptional in more ways than one,” she said.   Vivo Philippines representatives Mr. Patrick Villareal and Ms.

Have a Shaka Saturday spent at ASAP in Honolulu!!!

Ohana Fun Starts as Early as 10:00 A.M. at the ASAP Marketplace Attendees are encouraged to come as early as 10:00 A.M. to participate in fun games and activities at the ASAP Marketplace at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Place. In just a few days, the island will witness the biggest gathering of over 30 of the brightest celebrities from the Philippines when ASAP , the longest running, top-rated weekly Filipino musical variety show, takes place at the Blaisdell Center this Saturday, June 30, 2018. An ASAP in Honolulu ticket guarantees the holder entrance to the ASAP Marketplace where one can enjoy food, drinks, games, prizes and a lot of engaging activities, starting at 10:00 A.M. All these pre-show activities will be at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Place.

Hit Korean show One Night Food Trip returns to the Philippines

K-Pop’s hottest idols tour the Philippines on a wild 48-hour gastronomic frenzy From left: rapper-songwriter Nichkhun from 2PM, singer-actor Alexander “Xander” Lee formerly of U-KISS, singer-actress Ciara Sotto, and celebrity chef Dianca Sotto-Pingris Asia’s craziest food contest returns to the Philippines as One Night Food Trip – International Edition enters its second season on tvN Asia. This time, K-pop heartthrobs Nichkhun of boy band 2PM and actor-host Alexander “Xander” Lee face off against celebrity cousins Danica Sotto-Pingris and Ciara Sotto in a culinary frenzy around the country. One Night Food Trip – International Edition will fly exclusively with Cebu Pacific for the entire second season. Based on popular Korean food competition show One Night Food Trip , the international edition adds a twist by having K-pop celebrities travel to various Asian destination including the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, and Malaysia where they eat, play, and compete against l

THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES IN NEW TRAILER OF “THE EQUALIZER 2”

Columbia Pictures has just released the brand new trailer of Denzel Washington’s revenge action-thriller  The Equalizer 2. Check out the trailer here and watch  The Equalizer 2  in Philippine cinemas soon.

GSK PIONEERS WORLD BPH DAY: ADVOCATES MEN’S PROSTATE HEALTH AWARENESS

·          24% of Filipino men aged 50-59 suffer from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) with at least moderate symptoms 1 ·          FUN to be WISE on BPH campaign aims to inform Filipinos about BPH symptoms so men can consult their doctors and achieve better quality of life GSK Executives with Sam YG GlaxoSmithKline Philippines (GSK), a global leading healthcare company, is pioneering World BPH Day on   June 25   through the   “FUN to be WISE on BPH”   advocacy in order raise awareness about the disease and help improve the quality of life of Filipino men. According to the Harvard Medical School, most men eventually develop some type of prostate problem, including BPH 3 . Patients affected by BPH often have to deal with sleep disruption and sexual dysfunction. Their daily activities and outdoor trips are also limited and can be a source of embarrassment. If untreated, BPH can also lead to Acute Urinary Retention (AUR) and may require surgery 2 .

PAUL RUDD SCALES UP: SCOTT LANG’S HEROISM LOOMS LARGE IN MARVEL STUDIOS' “ANT-MAN AND THE WASP”

For Scott Lang, there’s no shrinking from responsibility when it comes to family.   When we last saw Scott Lang in Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man,” he was trying to go straight for the good of his daughter Cassie. Now three years later, Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man and The Wasp” will allow us to find out if Scott stayed on that path for the good of his family.

Shopee Partners with P&G to Launch Debut “Super Brand Day”

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, officially launches Super Brand Day to recognise key brand partners, and provide them with exclusive marketing support to reach out to around 12 million Shopee users across the Philippines. Every installment of Super Brand Day will feature an in-app “takeover”, a revamp of the Shopee app interface to highlight one of Shopee’s leading Shopee Mall brands for 24 hours.

MISS UNIVERSE 2015 PIA WURTZBACH AND MARLON STOCKINGER JOIN BLUEWATER DAY SPA AS THE NEW AMBASSADORS

Pia Wurtzbach, Marlon Stockinger BlueWater Day Spa welcomes back Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach into its fold together with international racecar driver Marlon Stockinger as the newest ambassadors of the premier spa and lifestyle brand. “After so many years, I’m so happy to be back as a member of the BlueWater Day Spa family,” says Pia. Marlon, on the other hand, a first time brand ambassador of the luxury lifestyle center said: “It’s great to be part of something that Pia loves, and I myself have grown to appreciate as well.”   Neil Perez, Emil Khodaverdi, Aljoscha Barfuss,  Miss Nancy Go, General Operations Manager of BlueWater Day Spa, Diego Harmuch, Nicole Guerrero, Daniel Azurin As two on-the-go professionals, as well as power couple, Pia and Marlon often retreat to BlueWater Day Spa to de-stress and pamper themselves. Pia loves the Deep Tissue Massage and the slew of Body Scrubs offered at BlueWater Day Spa such as the Olive Scrub, Green Tea Scrub, Pomegranate

Vivo Launches Pioneering In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology in PHL with New Flagship Smartphone X21

Vivo on Thursday released the X21 flagship smartphone in the Philippines to bring users a brand new and futuristic unlocking experience with industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. Combined with its FullView ™ Display, AI photography and upgraded face recognition technology, the X21 is the ideal mobile partner for the tech-savvy consumer. Through its continuous research into user needs, Vivo has consistently pursued innovation to solve consumer pain points. Having invested in long-term research and development to overcome the problems posed by mass producing In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, Vivo is finally bringing this secure and intuitive unlocking solution to more consumers. Vivo has also made major technology breakthroughs with its FullView ™ Display and AI photography featured in the X21.

JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE'S LATEST SINGLE 'TAYONG DALAWA' DEBUTS AT #1

Asia's Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose has added yet another achievement to put on her track record — her latest single "Tayong Dalawa" has reached #1 on the iTunes Philippines All-Genre Chart just 30 minutes after its release. This is her second consecutive certified #1 hit under Universal Records, following the chart-topping release of her debut single "Nothing Left" on the same chart earlier this year.  Written by the talented songstress herself, the original track speaks of one's hopeful longings for a loved one who's currently out of reach. With the cinematic feel of the song, combined with the singer's powerful vocals, long-time fans will be delighted to hear the Julie they know and love with a brand new sound.  Julie will return with "Breakthrough," her first album under Universal Records this July. The album will include "Tayong Dalawa," "Nothing Left," and her rendition of the

GO INSIDE THE “WATERLOO” SCENE IN “MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN”

Take your special look behind the scenes of the “Waterloo” sequence from Universal Pictures’ upcoming romantic musical comedy  Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Young Harry (Hugh Skinner) meets young Donna (Lily James) in a Napoleon Bonaparte-themed restaurant, and try to win her heart by serenading her, with what else, Waterloo!