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Streaming on Kapamilya Online Live starting this August ...     Kapamilya Channel’s public service program “Iba ‘Yan” will put the spotlight on the fabulous Filipino drag queens whose livelihood were greatly affected by the quarantine as the show holds an online benefit concert this Sunday (August 2), 7PM on ABS-CBN Entertainment and “Iba ‘Yan” Facebook pages.     Titled “Kinang,” the concert will feature performances from different talented drag queens. Apart from providing entertainment, the show aims to raise funds for LGBTQ entertainers struggling to earn and make ends meet due to the pandemic.   


A new journey begins for the country’s largest entertainment company   From broadcast to livestreaming, ABS-CBN is pivoting to meet the Filipino audiences’ growing demand for content online with the launch of “Kapamilya Online Live.”   Three months after going off the air and a month after being denied of a new franchise to broadcast, ABS-CBN is bringing more of its content to the digital space by streaming its new and well-loved programs on its Facebook and YouTube accounts, which have over 50 million followers and subscribers combined.   Available in the Philippines via ABS-CBN Entertainment’s Facebook and YouTube accounts, Kapamilya Online Live will livestream new episodes of “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,” “It’s Showtime,” “ASAP Natin ‘To,” “”Love Thy Woman,” “A Soldier’s Heart,” “Magandang Buhay,” “Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan,” and “Iba Yan.”


Stunning fans with their song collaboration!   Young singers Darren Espanto and Jayda have partnered for the first time for the warm and rosy love song “Sana Tayo Na” produced under Star Music.   The two initially teased the collaboration by simply tweeting “Sana tayo na” and tagging each other’s accounts, which immediately sent Twitter abuzz with assumptions on what their posts meant. “SANA TAYO NA” even landed on the site’s Philippine trends list. 

Mayonnaise Releases MYX Live Compilation EP

Stream it here: mayonnaise/myx-live     OPM alt-rock band Mayonnaise has released the official recordings from their recent MYX Live! performance, with eight tracks including hits  Jopay ,  Tayo Na Lang Dalawa ,  Bakit Part 2 , and new song  Kumander  from their upcoming 8 th  studio album .   Official videos from their MYX Live! performance have garnered millions of views online, and have consistently been part of the top viewed videos on MYX’s official YouTube Channel in the past 6 months.

Vice Ganda pledges to donate 1M worth of protective gears

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our true heroes have been revealed to be our frontliners. These brave souls are at the forefront of the battle against the pandemic and their lives are on the line in taking care of our countrymen who have been infected.   Recognizing these efforts, the Unkabogable Phenomenal Box Office Superstar Vice Ganda is sharing her blessings from her latest endorsement Saridon Triple Action. To spread positivity and good vibes to frontliners and anyone who would need it, Vice Ganda will donate personal protective equipment (PPEs), face masks,   face shields, and alcohol to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) amounting to P1 million in support of the organization’s continuous fight against COVID-19.  


Thai heartthrob Bright Vachirawit sings first OPM cover for “Still 2gether”       Anticipation for BrightWin’s newest project reaches fever pitch in the Philippines as iWant finally streams “Still 2gether,” the sequel of the hit Thai series “2gether,” on August 14, simultaneous with their airing in Thailand.       The Filipino-dubbed episodes of “Still 2gether” will stream on iWant every Friday at 10:30 PM in the Philippines. The Tagalized episodes will also be aired on cable and satellite TV via Kapamilya Channel on Saturday nights at 10 PM after “MMK,” beginning August 15.  

Netflix Adds 15 More Filipino Films this August and September

Netflix Adds 15 More Filipino Films this August and September Netflix is back with a brand new slate of 15 Filipino films coming on to the service starting this August, including Netflix Original Love The Way U Lie . Staying true to their commitment to bring more Filipino content to the service, Netflix is announcing new films from Viva Communications, Regal Films, TBA Studios, The IdeaFirst Company, and CleverMinds. This exciting new lineup cuts across multiple genres has something for everyone to absolutely enjoy. RC Delos Reyes, director of Love The Way U Lie said, "It is an honor having our film be included as a Netflix Original and be shown across Asia. It is a huge opportunity not just for me but also for every Filipino filmmaker to continue creating quality films that can be shown to the world and that every Filipino can be proud of."


  Singer. Activist. The Queen of Soul. Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in Universal Pictures new drama musical biopic  RESPECT .     Check out the official trailer below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas soon.

Now showing: Country's first-ever drive-in cinema

  As people adopt new habits apt for the changing times, businesses are also compelled to innovate and deliver new ways for everyone to experience the activities they have always enjoyed. One of these is recapturing the essence and joy of watching a film inside the halls of a cinema.   While movie theaters still have yet to open, SM Cinema gives its patrons the perfect opportunity to see upcoming films through its newest out-of-home entertainment experience, the "SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown".   A throwback to the good old days of drive-in theaters, SM Cinema relives this experience for a new generation to enjoy, bringing them a fresh avenue for a #SafeAndFunMovieWatching crusade from the comfort of their cars.


There’s definitely no shortage in OPM music these days, with artists dropping tracks one after the other that give out a sense of comfort, empathy, inspiration, and hope to Filipinos.    If you’re in the lookout for new songs and music videos to stream, here are some new and forthcoming releases from ABS-CBN Music to check out:

NETFLIX | JURASSIC WORLD CAMP CRETACEOUS Official Date, Casting and Teaser Announcement

JURASSIC WORLD CAMP CRETACEOUS  CAMP IS OPEN! Official Date, Casting and Teaser Announcement VIEW THE TEASER HERE Series Premiere: September 18, 2020 Format: CG Animation Episodes: 8 Episodes (22 min)

TikTok EnTRAPs Users with Debut of First-Ever Korean Drama

TikTok and tvN D co-produce Korean Drama ‘TRAP’, where fans from the Philippines can watch hidden clips and communicate with the main characters on TikTok K-drama fans of Kim Dong Han can now get to watch her together with popular actors Woo Davi, Park Lee Hyun and Son Hyun Woo when TikTok , the short-form video app with a mission to inspire creativity and bring joy, unveils the first episode of its new Korean drama ‘TRAP’ on 30 July 2020.  ‘TRAP’ co-produced by TikTok and tvN D, is the drama set to be an addictive mix of romance and thriller, and expected to be as riveting as other past dramas produced by tvN D. It is centred around university students in their twenties and unfolds the intricate story of love, temptation and betrayal. Parts of the story that cannot be told through the main episodes, such as the inner conflict and intimate feelings of the protagonists, will be released as hidden clips on TikTok.


From his seven-track “Dreams” EP       Pop balladeer Tim Pavino has released a stripped down version of his song “Dalangin” featuring songwriter-producer KIKX.       “For all of the people who are sentimental during this time, here’s our hope, our ‘Dalangin’ for you to continue on through this COVID-19 pandemic,” said “The Voice of the Philippines” season 2 semi-finalist.       “Dalangin’s” raw version, solely accompanied by a piano instrumental, was inspired by his time in solitude while in quarantine. The moving track is a profession of faithful devotion to a special someone despite being uncertain whether his feelings will ever be reciprocated.  

Catch the 8.8 Fashionista Comeback on Shopee Live and Win Over ₱450,000 Worth of Prizes

From July 29 to August 7, Shopee Live viewers can look forward to exciting games, raffles, and exclusive discounts on fashion items Calling all shoppers and fashionistas! Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, is giving away over ₱450,000 worth of prizes at Shopee Live’s 8.8 Fashionista Comeback. From July 29 to August 7, viewers can tune in to the following fashion challenges, trivial games, and fashion quizzes to win brand giveaways, ShopeePay credits, brand vouchers, and Shopee coins.   Users can join in the fun with these following Shopee Live activities:

Singing Lets the Good Vibes Roll

The role of entertainment in the time of quarantine Filipinos are, generally, merry people. “The friendliest people on earth,” is one of the titles we claim with pride and most definitely live up to. Unfortunately, the current state of the world has thrown us into isolation, ultimately affecting the way we interact and connect with people and, of course, the way we have fun.   As humans, however, we are programmed to always find a silver lining no matter how grim things are. Fortunately, there is one way of expression that have leaned on to express our hopes as a society lately—through music.


NETFLIX CONFIRMS CASTING OF YOO AH-IN AND PARK JEONG-MIN FOR KOREAN ORIGINAL SERIES HELLBOUND [ L to R : Yoo Ah-in, Park Jeong-min, Kim Hyun-joo, Won Jin-ah, Yang Ik-june Photos courtesy of each talent management]   Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, has confirmed Yoo Ah-in, Park Jeong-min, Kim Hyun-joo, Won Jin-ah and Yang Ik-june as the leading cast for Hellbound , a new original series about supernatural angels appearing out of nowhere to condemn people to hell. Yoo Ah-in, who created powerful characters through his roles in Burning, The Throne , and Veteran , portrays Jeong Jin-su, the charismatic and mysterious head of the New Truth Church. As the angels of death arrive, the New Truth Church leads a religious crusade proclaiming that these visits are the will of the divine.

Love and Mental Health Disability Take Center Stage in These Shows and Films, Streaming on Netflix

LOVE ON THE SPECTRUM Love and Mental Health Disability Take Center Stage in These Shows and Films, Streaming on Netflix Seo Yea-ji and Kim Soo-hyun in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay . Photo courtesy of Netflix. As people with mental health disabilities go through the journey of finding relationships, love and discovering themselves, authentic representation is the key to tell their stories. These shows and films, now streaming on Netflix, are diverse, inclusive and most importantly, entertaining! See young adults with autism look for love in Love on the Spectrum . Follow the story of a gay man with cerebral palsy on his road to adulthood in a brilliant comedy, Special . Watch a dark fairytale unfold between two traumatized people helping each other overcome their past in It’s Okay to Not be Okay . 

NETFLIX | The Witcher: Blood Origin, a 6 part live-action The Witcher spin-off series

Announcing The Witcher: Blood Origin , a 6 part live-action The Witcher spin-off series from Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich     The Witcher: Blood Origin ’s executive producer and showrunner Declan de Barra and executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.    Netflix is pleased to announce The Witcher: Blood Origin , a limited series from The Witcher universe.  Blood Origin will be a six part, live-action limited series, and a prequel to the hit Netflix series The Witcher Logline: Set in an elven world 1200 years before the world of The Witcher , Blood Origin will tell a story lost to time - the origin of the very first Witcher, and the events that lead to the pivotal “conjunction of the spheres,” when the worlds of monsters, men, and elves merged to become one.

Behind the beauty of a ‘queen’ in the iWant Original series “Beauty Queens”

Mothers are believed to be the light of the home. But how can one tell that it is time for the light to serve as a guide instead of leading the way? This is the lingering question in the minds of the characters  Gloria Diaz ,  Maxine Medina ,  Winwyn Marquez , and  Ross Pesigan  in the iWant Original series “ Beauty Queens ,” which can be seen outside the Philippines via TFC Online, exclusive for Premium subscribers starting July 29.   Directed by the award-winning director  Joel Lamangan , “ Beauty Queens ” is a story about former Miss Universe titleholder  Dahlia  (Gloria Diaz) who always wanted the best for her children, which includes her dream that they follow her footsteps as a beauty queen.


More Thailand series are coming their way to the country as Filipino-dubbed versions of the “2gether” sequel, the all-new “I’m Tee Me Too,” and the 2019 romance drama “Come to Me” stream soon on iWant.      This August and September, iWant will stream the Tagalized “Still 2gether” and “I’m Tee Me Too” simultaneous with their airing in Thailand. Both series feature GMMTV’s four most popular boy love pairs namely BrightWin in “Still 2gether,” and KristSingto, TayNew, and OffGun in “I’m Tee Me Too.”  

NETFLIX | The Witcher: Blood Origin, a 6 part live-action The Witcher spin-off series

Announcing The Witcher: Blood Origin , a 6 part live-action The Witcher spin-off series from Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich The Witcher: Blood Origin ’s executive producer and showrunner Declan de Barra and executive producer Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. 


Late Master Rapper Francis M recognized as MYX Magna Awardee Filipino boy group SB19—composed of Sejun, Josh, Stell, Ken and Justin—ruled the MYX Awards 2020 after being hailed as both New Artist and Artist of the Year, as well as winning Song of the Year for their highly successful single “Go Up.” MYX held the virtual awards celebration last Saturday, which honored today’s hitmakers and showcased exclusive musical performances from local and international artists.  

PayMaya Negosyo's 'Bizkarte' program supercharges MSME growth and recovery

   As the whole country adapts to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, many enterprising Filipinos are turning their entrepreneurship drive into full-fledged businesses, utilizing the power of social media and cashless payments technologies.  To help accelerate the growth of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) all around the country, digital financial services leader PayMaya launched its  PayMaya Negosyo " Bizkarte "  Program  which aims to provide MSMEs with the right tools, assistance, and resources to help their businesses thrive in the growing world of digital commerce. 

It's official! The Kissing Booth 3 is coming to Netflix 2021

It's official! The Kissing Booth 3 is coming to Netflix 2021. Watch the sneak peek here     The full cast of Joey King, Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Meganne Young & Molly Ringwald returns Director/Producer/Writer of both The Kissing Booth 1 & 2 also returns as a Director/Producer/Writer for The Kissing Booth 3

Weathering with You, from the director of Your Name, starts streaming July 31 on Netflix Philippines

Weathering with You , from the director of Your Name , starts streaming July 31 on Netflix Philippines From the director of the award-winning Your Name ( Kimi no Na wa ) Weathering with You ( Tenki No Ko ), the latest film by Makoto Shinkai, starts streaming on Netflix Philippines on July 31. Weathering with You had an even higher opening weekend gross than Y our Name , and was the #1 Anime Movie in Japan last year.  In this Japanese animated love story, high school freshman Hodaka runs away to bustling, ever-raining Tokyo and falls for Hina, a girl who seems able to manipulate the weather.  Director Makoto Shinkai’s other internationally acclaimed anime film, Your Name ( Kimi no Na wa ) is already streaming on Netflix. Watch it here .  Love watching Netflix on mobile? Now at only PHP 149/month, the new Netflix Mobile plan lets you enjoy all our movies and shows on your smartphone or tablet. Download the Netflix app or visit for more details.


While many of us are apart because of the pandemic, we still find ways to connect with each other   through online apps. Our favorite Kapamilya stars are no different, because in these trying times, you can turn to them   for inspiration and motivation by watching their online shows on various ABS-CBN’s platforms.     Browse through   ABS-CBN’s wide selection of digital shows on different platforms OKS, iWant, Facebook, Kumu, and YouTube   that will lift you up and give you respite, whatever your mood : 1.   Carry the torch with KathNiel, LizQuen, and MayWard. Keep the light burning with ABS-CBN’s hottest love teams!   Get life updates and motivation straight from Kathryn   Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, and Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber in   Jeepney TV   on YouTube’s “ Love From Home Fan Sessions: Love Teambahay by Jeepney TV,”   for the benefit of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.’s Pantawid ng Pag-Ibig  program. Check out   Jeepney TV   on Facebook