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FRIENDSHIP, FIRST LOVE TACKLED IN “SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME”

In Columbia Pictures’ new action adventure  Spider-Man: Far From Home , Peter Parker’s (Tom Holland fateful decision to embark on an exciting vacation with his friends from school is, initially, all about having fun and adventure in locations far from their homes in Queens. It’s also about some of them – Peter, MJ and Ned – coming to terms with having been snapped out of existence for five years, while other classmates remained and grew older. It’s fertile territory for bonding, romance, surprises, and way-too-close encounters with inter-dimensional creatures.

“FAST & FURIOUS: HOBBS & SHAW” UNVEILS FINAL TRAILER, RECAP VIDEO

Universal Pictures has just released the final trailer for  Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw  starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby. As a companion piece to the trailer, the studio has also shared a recap video in which Johnson explains where  Hobbs & Shaw  sits in the entire  Fast & Furious  timeline.

More kulitan moments await moms and kids on GMA-7’s Mars Pa More!

GMA Network brightens up Kapuso viewers’ mornings with the family-oriented lifestyle magazine show  Mars Pa More!  beginning Monday,  July 8. Hosted by celebrity and hands-on mommies  Camille Prats  and  Iya Villania , Mars Pa More! showcases fun-filled segments that are sure to bring moms and kids closer together.

GO FOR GOLD PHILIPPINES READY TO BREAK GUINNESS WORLD RECORD IN DRIBBLING

Go For Gold Philippines is ready to show the world what the Filipino basketball community is capable of achieving when it attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the most number of people dribbling simultaneously. Go For Gold godfather Jeremy Go announced in a press conference on Thursday that at least 10,000 dribblers will be invited during the July 22 record-shattering feat at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds in Pasay City.

The next OPM star could be singing along the LRT tracks

Reality competitions on TV? Singing contests? Talent shows? If you’re looking for the next big OPM star, you won’t have to look everywhere or very far—try the LRT-1 on a weekend and you  could  discover an act that’s totally fresh and unexpected. Say, for example: if you were getting on the train at the Baclaran station last May 16 in the late afternoon, you may have heard soulful local songbird Miss Ramonne belt out OPM hits both covered and original. If you stuck around a while, you’d have heard how amazing of a singer she was, and you might have checked out her songs on Spotify. Miss Ramonne belts out OPM songs at LRT-1 Baclaran Station (photo credit: Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-Aawit)

CHECK OUT THE RAVELO KOMIKS UNIVERSE AT TOYCON 2019

Captain Barbell, Lastikman, and Darna join the most awaited toy convention! Witness the unfolding of the Ravelo Komiks Universe with Filipino superheroes Captain Barbell, Lastikman, and Darna at The Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectible Convention, TOYCON 2019, happening at the SMX Convention Center until Sunday (June 30).

INIGO PASCUAL LAUNCHES FIRST INTERNATIONALLY-PRODUCED SINGLE “OPTIONS”

Inigo Pascual is back with brand new music as he launched his first international solo single, “Options,” produced by LA-based instrumentalist Bernard “HARV” Harvey. “Options” is the title track of his upcoming LP, also named “Options” that is slated to drop at the last quarter of 2019. This exciting international album is produced under Tarsier Records together with music producers including HARV and songwriter Felisha "Fury" King, who write and produce songs for the popular FOX TV show, "Empire" and several other artists including Justin Bieber & Eminem.

NEW SHOW CONFIRMED STING: MY SONGS IN MANILA ON OCTOBER 2 AT THE SMART ARANETA COLISEUM

  The Cherrytree Music Company, Live Nation, and Ovation Productions have confirmed that Sting: My Songs will be presented at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on October 2. Tickets go on sale starting Wednesday, July 3rd at  www.buytickets.asia   and  www.ticketnet.com.ph .   Currently on tour throughout Europe, Sting’s My Songs concert is a rollicking, dynamic show featuring his most beloved songs, written throughout the 18-time Grammy Award winner’s prolific career both with The Police and as a solo artist. Hailed a “masterful performance from start to finish,” fans can expect to hear  Englishman In New York, Fields of Gold, Shape of My Heart, Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Message In A Bottle  and many more, with Sting accompanied by an electric, rock ensemble.

“CHARLIE’S ANGELS” TRAILER REVEALS EMPOWERED WOMEN SECRET AGENTS

Join the secret sisterhood of agents. Watch the official  trailer of Columbia Pictures’ new action-adventure  Charlie’s Angels   from director Elizabeth Banks and starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska.

Frozen fruits from Canada now available in the Philippines

Welcome news for bakers, food lovers, vegans, and health buffs! Frozen fruits from Canada are now available locally.  Silver Valley Farms Ltd. of British Columbia, Canada, recently announced its expansion to Southeast Asia for their frozen fruits and smoothie packs. The frozen fruits’ sweet taste, high antioxidant content, and excellent quality have made them a favorite among culinary enthusiasts and health-conscious individuals. Silver Valley Farms Ltd. frozen fruits, particularly the company’s Snowcrest frozen fruit products and Boom smoothies packs, are now in the Philippines through a partnership with Landers Superstore.     

Realme to Open First Concept Store at SM City Fairview

Fast-growing smartphone brand realme is set to achieve another milestone with the opening of its first concept store in the Philippines at SM City Fairview this coming June 29. To mark the occasion, realme Philippines is giving away exciting deals: freebies for early purchasers, additional discounts and even a chance to win full cashback with every smartphone purchase.

KEVIN FEIGE SAYS “SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME” CONTINUES “ENDGAME”

The master has spoken:  Avengers: Endgame  isn't truly the end. In two newly released videos, Kevin Feige urges Marvel fans to see how Spider-Man steps out of Tony Stark's shadow in  Spider-Man: Far From Home . Check out the videos here and watch  Spider-Man: Far From Home  in cinemas July 3. Also in IMAX and 4DX.

AC BONIFACIO RELEASES “SLIDE INTO MY DM” - AN ODE TO MODERN DAY ROMANCE

The long wait is over! Dance sweetheart and popular multimedia personality  AC Bonifacio will be releasing her next single and music video this  July 5, 2019. These days one can find love by just a couple of taps on their phone. Hitting someone’s online inbox up, or more commonly known as “sliding into one’s direct messages (DMs),” is the new way of introducing yourself to someone and potentially starting a romantic relationship. The millennials do it; the Gen-Zs do it. This century’s love stories require a good internet connection.

StarStruck Season 7 presents its Final 14 Hopefuls

The real competition begins: (From left: Allen Ansay, Kim De Leon, Karl Aquino, Jeremy Sabido, Gelo Alagban, Abdul Raman, Jerick Dolormente, Lexi Gonzales, Shayne Sava, Rere Madrid, Ella Cristofani, Angelic Guzman, Dani Porter, Pamela Prinster) The seventh season of GMA Network’s original reality-based  artista  search, StarStruck, is off to a tough but exciting start. From the Top 22 auditionees, the competition is now down to its Final 14 Hopefuls who are about to face more challenges on their journey to become the next Ultimate Female and Male Survivors.

UNRAVEL THE SECRETS AND LIES IN “THE GOOD LIAR” TRAILER

From Bill Condon comes a story about the secrets we keep and the lives we live. Watch the official trailer for “The Good Liar” below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas November 2019.

SUE RAMIREZ PROMISES A MEMORABLE NIGHT ON ‘ROCK CHIC’ CONCERT

After years of proving her mettle in acting, Sue Ramirez is now embracing her unwavering love for music and performance through her first ever solo concert dubbed as “Rock Chic” this July 19 at the Music Museum. While she admits that there is some pressure to put up a good show for those who would make time to see her, she is very much thrilled to be finally ticking off this goal off of her bucket list.

DIREK ADOLF ALIX: “ANITA LINDA IS A LIVING STORYTELLER OF PH CINEMA”

Director Adolfo Alix, Jr. gave his speech during  the  “Sandaan: Dunong ng Isang Ina”   Award-winning filmmaker Adolfo Alix, Jr. expressed his admiration for veteran actress Anita Linda during the  “Sandaan: Dunong ng Isang Ina”  event organized by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) to honor the veteran actress' contributions Philippine cinema held last June 16, 2019 at the Cinematheque Centre Manila.

DZMM PUSHES FOR THE FILIPINO FAMILY’S INTEREST THROUGH “KAPAMILYA KONEK” AND “GOOD VIBES”

DZMM continues to look after the interest of Filipino families through programs that provide them information and assistance to enrich their lives with knowledge, wellness, and happiness. Two of these shows are “Kapamilya Konek” with anchors Jing Castaneda and Susan Afan, and “Good Vibes” with Niña Corpuz, Dra. Luisa Ticzon-Puyat, and Ahwel Paz, that both raise and address the needs and concerns of the family.

ROM-COM “YESTERDAY” IS DANNY BOYLE’S LOVE LETTER TO THE BEATLES

From Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle ( Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later ) and Richard Curtis, the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of  Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually and Notting Hill , comes   Yesterday ,  a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life.

Good Kid$ Make 'Saucy' Comeback in New Single

Get ready to sauce it up as the Good Kid$ return with their comeback single "Saucy." With their debut track "Show Me (feat. TALA)" hitting its first million streams on Spotify, the boys (rapper Gaby Singson and producer Bernie Margulies) bring the heat further in this latest track released under mustard music.

KIM AND KIT PLAY BY MILLENNIAL DATING RULES IN iWANT ORIGINAL MOVIE “MOMOL NIGHTS”

Can true love blossom between two lonely people in the age of ghosting, dating apps, reading too much into texts, and no-strings-attached “situationships”? iWant dives into the murky waters of modern dating and its all-too-common stories of disappointment and complicated rules in the new original movie “MOMOL Nights,” which starts streaming on Saturday (June 29).

Smart, Sun, TNT subscribers get BIGGEST YouTube Surprise!

#FreeYouTubeForAll Following the massive success of its Video Every Day campaign, digital service provider Smart Communications ups the ante with a bigger and more accessible FREE YouTube treat for millions of Filipinos. Now, all prepaid subscribers of Smart, Sun and TNT simply have to dial *123#—Smart’s easy-access portal for promos—to enjoy more hours of YouTube every day.

Dingdong Dantes Joins MESA Filipino Moderne Restaurant on its Mission to 100 Stores By 2021

MESA Filipino Moderne Restaurant introduces its first celebrity brand ambassador last July 20 in the name of Kapuso's multi-awarded actor, Dingdong Dantes. Welcoming Dingdong Dantes to Mesa Family during the contract signing were  Talent Manager Perry Lansigan, Raymond Federigan Director of National Operations for Foodee Global Concepts, Eric Dee Chief Operating Officer and Rikki Dee Chief Executive Officer.  Eric Thomas Dee, COO of Foodee Global Concepts (FGC) shared that Dingdong fits the brands wholesome, modern family man image that well represents the restaurant's brand. Dingdong, a father of two from Marian Rivera, is happy that he was chosen to be MESA's face as it aims to have 100 stores by year 2021. He believes that he has the same core values with MESA and confessed his 100% commitment in bringing the restaurant to its vision. He already asked to reserve the 68th store to be under his name as he plans it to be situated near his place.

FRIDAY OPENING, NO SPLIT SCREENING: FDCP RELEASES GUIDELINES ON THEATRICAL RELEASE OF FILMS IN PH

FDCP Chairperson and CEO Mary Liza Diño (seated; sixth from the left) and stakeholders Following several consultations with the film industry stakeholders and the public, the Film Development Council of the Philippines has released Memorandum Circular No. 2019-01 with Policies and Guidelines on the Theatrical Release of Films in Philippine Cinemas.

Spears Films presents two competition films at this year’s Cinemalaya

The team of “Malamaya”: director/co-writer Leilani Chavez, actors Enzo Pineda and Sunshine Cruz, director Danica Sta. Lucia and producer Albert Almendralejo The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival 2019 to be held from August 2 to 11, 2019, is doubly special for Albert Almendralejo’s Spears Films because the company is presenting two films. Last year, Albert, a former GMA 7 executive-turned-filmmaker was so happy that his directorial debut—the documentary “Journeyman Finds Home: The Simone Rota Story”—was shown in exhibition at Cinemalaya.

“MA” TRAILER REVEALS HORRIFIC MATERNAL MADNESS

Everybody’s welcome at Ma’s. But good luck getting home safe.  Check  out  the  brand new trailer   for Universal Pictures’ shocking, suspense thriller   Ma   below and watch the film  in Philippine cinemas Ju ly 10.

PSBank unveils PaSend – an easy, secure, affordable way to send Cash to anyone 24/7

Philippine Savings Bank, the thrift banking arm of the Metrobank Group, unveiled PaSend, a service that allows PSBank depositors to conveniently send instant cash 24/7 to relatives and friends via the PSBank Mobile App, and which can be withdrawn by the intended recipient from any PSBank or Metrobank ATM.  The service is at a minimal cost priced competitively versus other domestic remittance platforms, and does not even require the recipient to have an account with PSBank.  As such, this new service will benefit even unbanked Filipinos or those who don’t have deposit accounts and may have the need to mobilize funds in the form of cash.

JAKE GYLLENHAAL, A MYSTERIOUS NEW SUPER HERO IN “SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME”

Oscar-nominee Jake Gyllenhaal ( Brokeback Mountain, Velvet Buzzsaw ) emerges as a new Super Hero, Quentin Beck / Mysterio, who is singularly equipped to deal with the enormous dangers posed by the Elemental Creatures, in Columbia Pictures’  Spider - Man :  Far   From   Home .

“IDOL PHILIPPINES” TOP 12 IN A GRAND FACE-OFF AT THE LIVE ROUND

Viewers will witness a more intense vocal battle after the “Search for the Idol Philippines” finally named its Top 12 Idol hopefuls last Sunday (June 23). After the gripping Solo Round, six male and six female aspiring singers will proceed to the live round where they have to perform weekly in front of a live audience and impress the judges and the voting public.

Celebrate Pinoy Pride with HOOQ FREE, HOOQ FREEPLAY FESTIVAL

HOOQ PH Country Manager Sheila Paul, Dra. Margie Holmes, Nadine Lustre, and HOOQ Chief Commercial Officer Vishal Dembla HOOQ, Southeast Asia’s leading video-on-demand service, today announced that it is expanding its freemium offering with the launch of HOOQ FREE , enabling direct access to high-quality content without having the need to register. As well as continuing to deliver the best in regional and Hollywood content, HOOQ is committed to bringing the very best in local content, via HOOQ FREE, celebrating the essence of Pinoy pride during the month of Independence and accepting local diversities.

PARK BO GUM ENCOUNTERS PINOY FANS TOMORROW

Witness the ‘Bo-gum magic’ in Manila! Korean superstar Park Bo Gum meets his Filipino fans for the first time tomorrow (June 22) at the “Park Bo Gum’s 2019 Asia Tour: May Your Every Day Be A Good Day” happening at the Mall of Asia Arena. “The Love In The Moonlight” actor kicked off his tour in Seoul and made stops in Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Taiwan. The Manila leg, his tour’s final stop, is produced by ABS-CBN Events and Ovation Productions, in partnership with Blossom Entertainment.

David Licauco and Shaira Diaz Play Leads In The Rom-Com Film "Because I Love You"

On June 26, ALV Films  gives a millennial twist to the rich boy-poor girl love story in their latest film " Because I Love You ," starring  Shaira Diaz  and  David Licauco , megged by award-winning director  Joel Lamangan . The chinito heartthrob and Kapuso actor plays Rael, the cool, quiet and reserved executive and heir to his familys business empire, whose conservative roots have shaped him into stereotyped thinking, including matters of the heart. For her part, Shaira plays Summer, the tenacious, street-smart firefighter who proudly continues her departed dads heroic legacy, much to the chagrin of her mom who wishes her to be a flight attendant or a beauty queen.

Manny Pacquiao Holds Major Concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum

Senator and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is going back to his singing career as he holds a free concert titled  Manny Pacquiao Live in Concert 2019  at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, September 1. The event will pave the way for the launch of Pac token, Pacquiao’s own cryptocurrency, in collaboration with Singapore-based Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX).

FINAL TRAILER OF “THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2” TAKES FLIGHT

To save the world, these enemies must become frenemies. Check out the final trailer for Columbia Pictures’ comedy adventure  The Angry Birds Movie 2  below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas August 21.

“IDOL PHILIPPINES” TOP 20 INSPIRE WITH STORIES OF PERSEVERANCE

“Idol Philippines” official YouTube channel hits 1 million subs… The “Search for the Idol Philippines” finally hailed its top 20 Idol hopefuls, but aside from their powerful voices, their stories of perseverance also moved the judges and inspired viewers to reach their dreams. Having the fire to win the competition, the Top 20, dominated by contest veterans, LGBTQ+ members, and aspiring singers, have their families, dreams, and even advocacies as their inspiration to bag the title.

SUE ROCKS AS ABS-CBN LIFESTYLE’S NEWEST GUEST EDITOR

With inspiring love stories from LGBTQ+ couples in showbiz A month before her first major solo concert, Sue Ramirez takes a detour to do guest editorial duties for ABS-CBN Lifestyle. As the site’s newest #ABSCBNLifestyleInspo, the actress-musician goes all out in writing about travel, fitness, style, career, and relationships—plus shares her preparations for her newest milestone of a concert, “Sue Ramirez is Rock Chic,” happening on July 19 at the Music Museum.

Alliyah Cadeliña Prepares for Tawag Ng Tanghalan Semi-Finals

Tawag Ng Tanghalan semi-finalist  Alliyah Cadeliña inked a 5-year contract with  Mannix Carancho Artist and Talent Management  last June 3 at the Cornerstone Building in Mother Ignacia Street, Quezon City. A former The Clash (GMA7) contestant, Alliyah is a 7-time defending champion and she's loving the exposure she's getting from It's Showtime. She recently appeared in the film "Finding You" from Regal Entertainment. Alliyah imposed discipline upon herself to ensure that she's well-prepared for the semi-finals. She also started choosing the songs that she will use during the week-long semi-finals and she ensures that those were the songs that will bring her to the grand finals. Amanda Salas represented  Mannix Carancho Artist and Talent Management during the contract signing.

AI AI DELAS ALAS GIVES BACK IN "AI HEART RCBN" CONCERT ON JUNE 24 AT SMART ARANETA

Comedy Queen Aiai delas Alas is back in Araneta with a big charity concert entitled " AI HEART RCBN Concert " happening on June 24. This she announced in  a presscon sponsored by BLI Farm. Proceeds of the concert will go to the construction of Kristong Hari church in Novaliches. This is also a thanksgiving celebration of Novaliches Bishop Antonio Tobias who served the diocese for two decades.

MOIRA’S SINGLE COLLAB WITH I BELONG TO THE ZOO, “PATAWAD, PAALAM,” OUT NOW

#PatawadPaalam, #1 on Spotify’s New Music Friday Moira dela Torre has finally released her latest single,”Patawad, Paalam,” a collaboration with I Belong To The Zoo which will be part of her soon-to-be-launched “Paalam” album under Star Music and Cornerstone Music.   Fans eagerly awaited the launch of the tearjerker song, with the single leading Spotify Philippines’ New Music Friday immediately after its release and the #PatawadPaalam trending on Twitter last Thursday night.

Exciting prizes await lucky subs on TNT’s new Facebook game show

If you’re an interactive game show fan and a TNT subscriber, now is your chance to win big. TNT recently unveiled  Winsaya —a weekly interactive Facebook game show which will air on TNT’s official Facebook page every Wednesdays and Sundays until August 24, 2019. It will be hosted by actor-comedian Ramon Bautista.

Vivo brings premium features to Y17 to level up lifestyles

Vivo continues to introduce top-notch features in its latest line of entry-level handsets, such as the Y17, to enable more Filipinos to level up their lifestyles and discover the premium smartphone experience. The leading global technology company has equipped the Y17, available for just P12,990, with an AI triple rear camera setup—which includes a 13MP main camera, 8MP super wide-angle camera, and 2MP depth camera—so users can effortlessly capture Instagram-worthy portraits and sceneries.

CINEMA ONE CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF SALUTING FILIPINO FILMS

Cinema One, one of the first locally produced cable channels in the Philippines, commemorates 25 years of championing Philippine cinema and launches its silver anniversary theme song “Laging Kasama” performed by Daniel Padilla. Daniel recently performed the song in “ASAP Natin ‘To.” The music video is also available on Cinema One’s YouTube channel.

DATA-FREE TV VIEWING ON SMARTPHONES NOW POSSIBLE WITH ABS-CBN TVplus Go

Now available in SM Information Booths Watching ABS-CBN TV shows like “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” "It's Showtime," and “Idol Philippines” during the daily commute without using any data is now a reality for Filipinos with the ABS-CBN TVplus Go, the mobile version of ABS-CBN’s best-selling TVplus box.

WWE LIVE™ RETURNS TO THE PHILIPPINES

WWE will return to the Philippines for the first time in three years when  WWE LIVE MANILA   comes to the  Araneta Coliseum  on  Friday, September 20, 2019 .   Tickets for   WWE LIVE MANILA   go on-sale on Saturday, June 22   at  10AM  via  TicketNet.com.ph , TicketNet hotline 911-5555 and at all TicketNet outlets nationwide. Fans attending   WWE LIVE   MANILA   will be able to see their favorite WWE Superstars including Roman Reigns™, Kofi Kingston™, Charlotte Flair™, Finn Bálor™, Asuka™, Elias™, Xavier Woods™, Big E™, Shinsuke Nakamura™, Rusev™, Kevin Owens™, Bayley™, Carmella™,   The IIconics™   and many more!  * WWE LIVE MANILA    is presented in partnership with Wilbros Live,   a leading concert and live events promoter in the Philippines.  “Wilbros Live is thrilled to bring  WWE LIVE  back to Manila this year,” said Winston Llamas, Executive Producer of Wilbros Live. “This one-night-only action-filled show is a must-see for all families and friends!   “We are excited to return to