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Shopee donates 3,000 test kits and 100,000 masks as part of Shopee Bayanihan’s initiative to support the front liners’ fight against COVID-19

Shopee works together with Senator Bong Go to help medical front liners Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, continues its efforts to help contain the COVID-19 outbreak in the Philippines with its latest initiative Shopee Bayanihan. Together with the Office of Senator Bong Go, Shopee donates 100,000 surgical masks and 3,000 FDA approved COVID-19 test kits to support public hospitals and front-liners in their battle against COVID-19. The 100,000 masks were distributed to over 40 hospitals across Luzon including public and private hospitals from Quezon City, Makati, Pasig, Quezon City, Rizal, and Batangas. 

BS-CBN’S NEW DIGITAL SHOWS “PILIKULA,” “MNL48 PRESENTS” GIVE FANS POWER TO CHOOSE STARS, STORIES

ABS-CBN’s new digital shows “PILIkula” and “MNL48 Presents” are giving fans the power to choose the lead stars they want to see and the story they want to enjoy right at their fingertips. In “PILIkula,” viewers have a say in the fate of the characters as it allows fans to select the scenes they want to follow each past episode through clapper stickers on KUMU app ( kumu.ph/starhunt )  for a week. There are two options that fans can choose from; the scene with the most stickers will be uploaded the next day. All the voted scenes will be strewn together to form the complete short film, which will be uploaded every Friday on Star Hunt’s YouTube channel, and can also be streamed on KUMU.

KAPAMILYA ARTISTS BRING HOPE AND STRENGTH IN “ILILIGTAS KA NIYA”

In support of ABS-CBN’s “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” program…   ABS-CBN singers join forces to deliver a message of support and strength with “Ililigtas Ka Niya” and donate the royalties they will receive from the recording of the song to the Pantawid ng Pag-ibig program.   Gary Valenciano, “Ililigtas Ka Niya’s” original singer, gives another uplifting interpretation of the prayer song, this time with Kapamilya singers Angeline Quinto, Ebe Dancel, Erik Santos, Inigo Pascual, Janella Salvador, Jason Dy, Jaya, Jayda, Jay R, Jed Madela, Jeremy G, Jessa Zaragoza, Jona, Juris, Kyla, Lani Misalucha, Lea Salonga, Marlo Mortel, Martin Nievera, Moira dela Torre, Morissette, Ogie Alcasid, Piolo Pascual, Regine Velasquez, Toni Gonzaga, Yeng Constantino, Zephanie, and Zsa Zsa Padilla.   The inspirational track, written and produced by Jonathan Manalo under Star Music, speaks of putting one’s fears and worries behind and remembering God’s promise that He will not desert his people and that He will save t

MOIRA HOPES TO BRING COMFORT AND JOY IN NEW ALBUM “PATAWAD”

“Paalam” & “Patawad’s” music videos out now Moira Dela Torre leads listeners on a poignant and sentimental musical journey in her freshly released album under Star Music, “Patawad,” which features her new songs and recent collaborations including “Mabagal” and the trilogy “Paalam, Patawad.”   “To be honest with you, we considered postponing this album's release again. I understand the terrible storm we are faced with right now and it's not to be taken lightly. But I also understand that in hardships, music is always a present friend,” Moira shared.   “In times of trouble, music brings comfort, hope and peace. So we've decided to push through with it, with the hopes that these songs, which took us two years to finish, would bring joy and comfort,” she added.   The “Patawad” album, which follows her 2018 release “Malaya,” features 13 tracks, 9 of which are Moira’s original compositions. These include “Kita Na Kita” with her husband Jason Hernandez, “Ang Iwasan,” “Pahinga,

iWANT’s “THE TAPES” HAILED BY CRITICS AND FANS AS GROUNDBREAKING SERIES FIT FOR GLOBAL AUDIENCE

Sam Milby and Yassi Pressman’s iWant original series “The Tapes” has left viewers demanding a sequel, as its first season’s whodunit narrative garnered positive reviews and challenged its viewers’ own interpretations of the story. Now streaming on iWant, the mystery thriller sees two partner cops (Sam and Yassi) digging through a series of tapes that contain snippets of disturbing events related to a cold case, taking viewers into a rabbit hole of dark clues behind the disappearance of an alluring, local lass named Judy (Barbara Ruero).

“ASAP NATIN ‘TO” HOSTS TO PERFORM LIVE FROM THEIR HOMES THIS SUNDAY

Will bring stories of love, hope, and faith... Kapamilya stars will unite on “ASAP Natin ‘To” this Sunday (March 29) to bring a live concert treat and offer heartfelt performances from their homes via a video conferencing app. Witness singers Gary Valenciano, Martin Nievera, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Erik Santos, Ogie Alcasid, Sarah Geronimo, Piolo Pascual, Billy Crawford, and Regine Velasquez as they join forces to bring entertainment to Filipinos staying at their homes amid the enhanced community quarantine.

ABS-CBN DELIVERS FIRST P100 M WORTH OF GOODS TO LGUS FOR FILIPINOS AFFECTED BY QUARANTINE

Around 200,000 families to benefit from “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” Some 200,000 families all over Metro Manila will soon receive food and basic necessities after ABS-CBN turns over the first P100 million worth of food and products purchased using donations to the network’s “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” campaign to 16 local government units (LGU) this weekend. The goods will be repacked and delivered by the LGUs to homes of Filipinos who are unable to make a living while the nation’s capital is under enhanced community quarantine.

ABS-CBN BRINGS BACK “SINE’SKWELA,” “BAYANI,” “HIRAYA MANAWARI”

ABS-CBN is bringing back its iconic educational programs “Sine’swela,” “Bayani,” and “Hiraya Manawari” to bring valuable lessons to young viewers starting Saturday (March 28). “Sine’skwela,” which will air 8:30 AM, will help learners appreciate complicated concepts about science and technology as the show’s characters go on different adventures and answer questions about various scientific phenomena along the way. “Sine’skwela” left a mark in students from the 90s and early 2000s and was mandated by the Department of Education (DepEd) to be screened in classes at least once a week as a reference for studying science.  

JM MUSES ON THE PAINS OF A ONE-SIDED LOVE IN “ASA”

Singer-actor JM De Guzman struggles with the torture of unrequited  lo ve in   his new single, “Asa , ”  and its freshly premiered music video under Star Music . “Asa , ”  self-penned by JM with ABS-CBN Music creative manager Jonathan Manalo as co-writer and producer, ba res an  admiration for a special someone  and   the  willingness to love th at  person from afar because he feels that  she   is  out of his league.  Its lyrics is inspired by JM’s own personal experience. The trippy love song will be one of the tracks included in his upcoming EP under Star Music.

YAM AND JOSEPH’S “UNCOUPLING” AIRS ON ABS-CBN PRIMETIME STARTING MONDAY

Can a married couple who are separated live under one roof? Yam Concepcion and Joseph Marco explore the intricacies of a not-so-ordinary breakup in the iWant original series “Uncoupling,” which airs on ABS-CBN starting Monday (March 30) at 9:45 PM. Alex (Yam) and Carlo (Joseph) play high school sweethearts turned husband and wife who have fallen out of love and have been struggling, for years, to save their marriage. On the eve of their anniversary, they mutually decide to “uncouple” and figure out how to keep their family intact while living in a house together – all for the sake of their son.

Shopee launches Shopee Bayanihan, an initiative focused on providing support for medical front liners and Filipinos in need

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches Shopee Bayanihan, an initiative focused on providing support for medical front liners and Filipinos in need.   In a true bayanihan spirit, Shopee partners with various humanitarian organizations like Red Cross, Kaya Natin and World Vision to raise funds to support different communities most affected by COVID-19 outbreak. Among those in need are hospitals faced with limited medical equipment and low-income households who face difficulties in securing daily necessities. Under Shopee Bayanihan, users can make a direct donation to these organizations via Shopee from 26 March onwards. Additionally, Shopee donates 2,800 KFN4 respiratory masks to support the health workers in the Philippine Lung Center in their combat against the virus.

Here are your top online resources while working or studying at home

Do more than just watching videos with double data from PLDT Home Wifi Studying or working from home, or mostly known as “telecommuting,” can be beneficial for families as it enables flexibility of work schedule, eliminates daily commute, increases productivity and promotes work-life balance. Technology and the internet now make it easier than ever to work and study from home, as there’s an app or website that can help. For parents working at home, there are also many ways to support your kids and enable them to have fun in their home-schooling. Here’s what you’ll need to successfully work from or study at home:

Singer-composer Seth Dungca to release heartwarming single “Halika” on April 3

During times of uncertainty such as now, people seek assurance and comfort. But try as we might, the pervading sense of hopelessness makes peace of mind seem elusive for most of us. Just imagine then what people with mental health issues are grappling with. Twenty-four-year-old Seth Dungca understands this challenge as he pursues his advocacy on mental health in the different roles he plays—as singer-composer, special education teacher, model and actor. 

GLOBE Stands With You

To our customers, partners, and stakeholders, It's been a week since the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon was quickly put into effect, an unexpected but necessary measure to fight COVID-19 and keep all Filipinos safe and healthy. 

MIGUEL CHANNELS VINTAGE AESTHETIC IN “CHEVY CRUZE” MUSIC VIDEO

Miguel Odron gleams in the cozy visuals of his newly launched “Chevy Cruze” music video produced under ABS-CBN Music International. Directed by Zoopraxi Audio Video Productions, the video features warm shades and an impressive play on lighting resulting in a vintage look that matches the song’s chill vibe.

WATCH: Alessia Cara, Maya Rudolph, Will Forte and more in the new trailer for THE WILLOUGHBYS!

On Netflix April 22 Watch and share the trailer HERE Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. The siblings then embark on their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.

SKY BRINGS HAPPINESS TO YOUR HOME WITH MORE CHANNELS TO WATCH

SKY gives families more chances to bond during their homestay with channels added to their basic line up. With access to more kiddie programs, educational shows, cooking shows, to movies, sports and news, the whole family’s entertainment needs are covered until April 30.

Smart teams up with top OPM acts to raise funds for COVID-19 frontliners

PLDT mobile subsidiary Smart Communications has teamed up with some of the country’s biggest musicians and artists for Smart Music Live Online Sessions, a series of live online shows on FB Live meant to raise donations for COVID-19 frontliners. Smart Music Live Online Sessions kicked off with Soupstar Velvet Live! Sessions presented by Smart, an eight-week music jamming session headlined by OPM bands including Moonstar88, 6cyclemind, Pedicab, Gracenote, Banda ni Kleggy, Imago, and Ultra Combo composed of Pinoy rock icons Raymund Marasigan and Buddy Zabala. Velvet Live! will also feature new breed artists like Kurei, Better Days, The Vowels They Orbit, and WeGot. 

MVP Group pours in support for COVID-19 Frontliners

Ethyl alcohol donated to government hospitals More efforts to help health workers at the frontlines of the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak have been undertaken by  Tulong Kapatid , the consortium of the corporate social responsibility consortium of companies, foundations, and affiliates led by businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan. Roxas Holdings, Inc., recently turned over 4,000 Liters of 70% ethyl alcohol from Roxol Bionergy Corporation to frontline health workers of key government hospitals, including facilities of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

THE TRADE DESK AND TIKTOK LAUNCH NEW ADVERTISING PARTNERSHIP IN ASIA PACIFIC

PepsiCo in Thailand first to launch campaign, accessing premium TikTok inventory via The Trade Desk platform The Trade Desk (Nasdaq: TTD) and TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video, have announced a new advertising partnership covering key Asia Pacific markets. The partnership will allow advertisers to directly access premium TikTok inventory across Asia-Pacific via The Trade Desk platform. TikTok is the first short-form video platform to integrate its ad offerings with The Trade Desk, making this a unique industry-leading development for brands in the region. TikTok is a destination for creating and discovering real, interesting, and fun short-form mobile videos and brands are excited with the opportunity to connect with millions of users on the platform. The integration with The Trade Desk, a leading global advertising technology platform, will make it easier for advertisers to incorporate TikTok into their campaigns. PepsiCo is the first client to ac

ABS-CBN TVPLUS' KBO OFFERS FRESH MOVIES "HELLO LOVE GOODBYE "UNBREAKABLE," "BLOCK Z," "JAMES AND PAT AND DAVE," AND "ISA PA WITH FEELINGS"

Staying at home definitely won’t be boring as   ABS-CBN   TVplus   and SKY   offer   KBO   movies fresh from the cinema like "Unbreakable," "Block Z," "James and Pat and Dave," and " Isa Pa With Feelings " this March and April . Trouble leads to a strong friendship between   Mariel (Bea Alonzo) and Deena (Angelica Panganiban)   in “Unbreakable.”   Even if they are separated by circumstances, their friendship grows stronger. But their friendship is tested when Justin (Richard Gutierrez) enters their lives. Catch it as it airs March 27 (Friday).  “Block Z,”   the most talked about zombie movie of Mikhail Red also premieres on KBO this April 3 (Friday).  Follow PJ (Julia), Lucas (Joshua), Erika (Maris), Myles, Bebeth (Dimples), and PJ's father Mario (Ian), as they desperately try to survive a viral outbreak.  

BATTLESHIP ACTION THRILLER “GREYHOUND” REVEALS POSTER

Columbia Pictures has unveiled the international poster for its upcoming action thriller  Greyhound , screenplay by and starring Tom Hanks, inspired by actual events. Check out the one-sheet art here and watch the film in Philippine cinemas soon.

Music artists create fund-raising platform vs COVID-19 pandemic

The country's leading music artists are staging a continuing online concert to raise funds for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Launched last weekend, the Bayanihan Musikahan concert can be enjoyed on Facebook until April 15, 2020, creating the opportunity for every Filipino to be at the forefront of efforts to help combat the lethal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. With National Artist for Music Ryan Cayabyab at the helm, Bayanihan Musikahan calls on nearly the entire spectrum of the country's musical talents to spur a massive community effort to raise funds for food, protection kits, and barangay quarantine spaces for the most vulnerable Filipinos.

OVER 100 KAPAMILYA STARS UNITE FOR “PANTAWID NG PAG-IBIG: AT HOME TOGETHER CONCERT” FOR QUARANTINE-AFFECTED FILIPINOS

Digital concert airs live on TV and streams on digital platforms on Sunday night  More than 100 Kapamilya stars will virtually come together and perform from their own homes for “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig: At-Home Together Concert” on Sunday (March 22) at 7 PM to help families greatly affected by the enhanced community quarantine. Aside from bringing joy and music to Filipinos who are staying at home, the digital concert will help raise funds for “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig,” a campaign launched by ABS-CBN in partnership with local government officials in Metro Manila and private companies to provide food and basic necessities to Filipinos who are unable to make a living. Through the donations from the public, ABS-CBN will be purchasing food and other basic necessities that the Filipino families need. The “Pantawid ng Pag-ibig” items will be turned over to the local government units in Metro Manila. All 17 Metro Manila mayors will then lead the preparation and distribution of r

VANCE MAKES HIS RECORDING DEBUT WITH “TAMA”

As people go through this challenging time brought about by a global health pandemic, up-and-coming star Vance Larena reminds people to have faith even when feeling lost through his debut song under Star POP titled “Tama.” “My first single is finally here! What used to be just a dream is now real,” shared Vance. “This song is for every Filipino. My little share in the midst of what we’re all currently going through. Hope you’ll love it!” he added.  The melancholic track, written and arranged by David Dimaguila and produced by Star POP head Rox Santos, explores the value of trust, especially at times of accusation of infidelity in romantic relationships.