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NETFLIX | NEW KOREAN DRAMA SERIES START-UP, STARRING BAE SUZY AND NAM JOO-HYUK, COMES TO NETFLIX IN OCTOBER

  NEW KOREAN DRAMA SERIES START-UP , STARRING BAE SUZY AND NAM JOO-HYUK, COMES TO NETFLIX IN OCTOBER WATCH AND SHARE THE TRAILER  HERE . Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, announced that Start-Up , a story of young people passionately pursuing their dreams in the world of startup companies, will premiere this coming October. Boasting an impeccable lineup of actors Bae Suzy, Nam Joo-hyuk, Kim Seon-ho and Kang Han-na, Start-Up is directed by Oh Choong-hwan ( Hotel del Luna, While You Were Sleeping, Doctors ) and written by popular writer Park Hye-ryun ( Dream High, I Can Hear Your Voice, Pinocchio, and While You Were Sleeping ) .

Much-awaited vivo X50 Pro and X50 is finally available in the Philippines

Since its debut a few months ago, the excitement over vivo’s upmarket X50 Series have not died down. And now it’s expecting to maintain its upbeat tempo now that it’s finally found its way in the Philippine and will officially be available on Aug. 29. The premium X50 Pro with the most impressive camera features retails at Php 39,999, while the regular X50 is priced at Php 25,999. Nonetheless, the X50 Series both live up to the camera quality reputation that the global smartphone brand is known for.

‘Food Lore’ on HBO GO brings Pinoy Pride in ContentAsia Awards

After being prominently featured in the 34th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) last year, the Philippine episode in the HBO Asia Original series, ‘Food Lore’, received two additional feathers in its cap at the inaugural ContentAsia Awards held last August 28.   ‘Food Lore: Island of Dreams’ multi-awarded director Erik Matti won Best Director of a Scripted TV Programme while the gastronomical series, ‘Food Lore’, won the Best Asian Drama for Regional/International Market category at the Awards.

Malibu’s #TheCoconutChallenge takes a classic OPM song and gives it a modern twist for a good cause

With everything going on right now, the whole world could use a little more sunshine this summer. That’s why Malibu Caribbean Rum—through a partnership with platinum-selling American DJ and producer Dillon Francis and over 30 Malibu Ambassadors from the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, and South Korea—is sparking that sunshine with the launch of #TheCoconutChallenge, a new dance craze that’s sure to get everyone on their feet and sending out good vibes.

COCO CONTINUES FIGHT FOR COUNTRY AND FAMILY IN ALL-NEW EPISODES OF “FPJ’S ANG PROBINSYANO” AIRING WORLDWIDE

  Available on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live Filipinos worldwide can now catch up on Cardo’s gripping adventures as “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” airs its all-new episodes on Monday (August 31) on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and ABS-CBN’s various online platforms.   The latest chapter finds Cardo hiding from the authorities and falling into the trap of Lito (Richard Gutierrez), Alyana’s (Yassi Pressman) childhood sweetheart who is trying to get her back.

ELISSE RELEASES RACY NEW SINGLE “HALIKA NA”

Elisse Joson channels a mature and alluring persona in her freshly released single under Star POP titled “Halika Na.” The magnetic track is the actress-singer’s first solo single under the ABS-CBN label. It delves into a dark kind of unrequited love story wherein a bold woman intentionally attracts a man to be with her whom she believes is unhappy in his current relationship.

UNIQLO / INES DE LA FRESSANGE FALL/WINTER 2020

A Homage to Feminine Freedom from the Epitome of French Chic UNIQLO has collaborated with global fashion icon Ines de la Fressange to create essential wear based on the LifeWear concept of simple, high-quality clothing that makes life better. With her belief in designing comfortable apparel that reveals women’s beauty, the latest collection is inspired by individuals who symbolized female freedom and independence in the 1970s. Jane Birkin, Ali MacGraw, and Diane Keaton became fashion leaders and symbols of women’s liberation during that decade. The Fall/Winter 2020 collection salutes their enduring inspiration for women today.

Shopee Powers Growth for Filipino Brands and Sellers with Enhanced Warehouse and Logistics Capabilities

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, steps up its logistics preparations to help brands and sellers meet the increased online demand in the peak year-end shopping season.   As e-commerce in the region continues to flourish, there is a higher demand for quicker and secure deliveries for online purchases. Shopee offers a robust logistics ecosystem to help brands and sellers meet evolving consumer needs. This year-end shopping season, Shopee commits to strengthening its warehouse and fulfillment support for brands and sellers, enabling them to increase sales and maximize customer satisfaction even as online shopping activity peaks.  

Leading Brands and MSMEs Gear Up for Shopee’s Highly-Anticipated 9.9 Super Shopping Day

Brands and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are gearing up for Shopee’s signature annual shopping event, 9.9 Super Shopping Day. With more Filipinos going online-first for their shopping needs, the highly anticipated 9.9 Super Shopping Day provides brands and retailers the opportunity to reach more customers and amplify their online presence. This year, 9.9 Super Shopping Day takes on greater significance in the Philippines, as the nation continues to combat the pandemic and uphold social distancing efforts. The 9.9 Super Shopping Day acts as a springboard for recovery for brands and MSMEs, and is in line with the new normal where consumers are now online-first. Shopee is working closely with brands and MSMEs to bring shoppers the most comprehensive assortment of products at 9.9 Super Shopping Day. It includes greater logistics integration and marketing support, which will help brands and MSMEs make the most of the spike in demand.  

TONY AND JC DROP SWOON-WORTHY DUET OF “KAHIT NA ANONG SABIHIN NG IBA”

  For fans who miss #XavMi of hit BL series “Hello Stranger”   “Hello Stranger” lead stars Tony Labrusca and JC Alcantara make hearts flutter with the release of their duet “Kahit Na Anong Sabihin Ng Iba” under Star Music, following the success of the recently concluded Filipino boys’ love (BL) series.   The song played a huge part in setting the mood for the enchanting scenes between Xavier (Tony) and Mico (JC) in Black Sheep’s digital offering.

“I LOVE YOU SINCE 1892” AWARDED ABS-CBN BOOKS’ 2019 BOOK OF THE YEAR

  Author launches new book “Thy Love” Best-selling novel “I Love You Since 1892” was awarded Book of the Year – Fiction by ABS-CBN Books in a virtual writers’ event attended by Project Foreword mentors Ricky Lee, Ardy Roberto, and Makiwander. The award was presented to the book’s author, Binibining Mia, who was recognized for “dominating the NBS bestseller lists and breathing a new life to the genre of historical fiction in the Philippine setting.”    

Shopee collaborates with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia to deliver unrivalled fun at 9.9 Super Shopping Day with the Disney Funtastic Bazaar

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, collaborates with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, to bring the well-loved Disney Funtastic Bazaar online at its 9.9 Super Shopping Day. This partnership demonstrates the efforts of Shopee and Disney to reach, engage, and capture a growing proportion of digital consumers in the region. From August to September, Shopee users across Southeast Asia can look forward to an exceptional line-up of exciting promotions at the Disney Funtastic Bazaar. In the Philippines, the campaign will take place until 30 August.

GIRL FALLS IN LOVE WITH HER GIRL BEST FRIEND IN “MNL48 PRESENTS: BYE, US”

  Tickets for advance viewing available on  ktx.ph   A story of a girl who unexpectedly finds herself falling for her girl best friend will showcase a new side to MNL48 members Jemimah Caldejon and Dana Brual as they star in the newest “MNL48 Presents” 4-part digital miniseries “Bye, Us,” which will have an exclusive digital premiere on August 27.   Get to know best friends Jackie and Portia, who are forced to be apart as one of them moves to Japan. As Jackie deals with the pain of being away from her best friend, she realizes one thing – she is in love with Portia.

Smart brings Ellie Goulding's The Brightest Blue Experience online concert to Filipino fans

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. makes it simpler for Filipinos to score tickets and watch Ellie Goulding’s The Brightest Blue Experience along with millions of fans around the world. Smart has partnered with LIVENow, a pay-per-view service, which shall broadcast the British singer-songwriter’s one-off exclusive virtual concert live on August 27 from London’s iconic Victoria & Albert Museum.

Millie Bobby Brown is ENOLA HOLMES | Trailer Debut

  A NETFLIX FILM Releasing on Netflix September 23, 2020 WATCH AND EMBED TRAILER HERE

SKY BRINGS THE FUN IN LEARNING THIS AUGUST

  As kids spend more time at home, parents can now take advantage of the bounty of shows that not only entertain but also teach kids, thanks to the roster of programs on SKY that bring fun to learning—from Math, the arts, and even a language.

Get 10% off on these Casio watches during Shopee’s Fashion Friday

Have you been wanting to purchase that timepiece from Casio G-Shock to be your everyday companion? Good news as Casio will be giving away 10% discount during Shopee's Fashion Friday for these watches. Casio G-Shock (GBD-H1000-8DR) Black Resin Strap GPS Heart Rate Bluetooth 200 Meter Solar Watch These are the latest additions to the G-SQUAD lineup of sports watches from G-SHOCK, which are equipped with heart rate monitor and GPS. Useful workout functions include an optical sensor for heart rate measurement, along with bearing, altitude/barometric pressure, and temperature sensors, and an accelerometer for step counting. These five sensors help to keep you in close touch of your current activity in real time. The ability to receive GPS signals lets you access location information when you need it. This, when used in combination with the stopwatch, makes it possible for you to keep track of running information like distance, speed, pace, and more. Your heart rate and speed is used to

STREAM "WATCHMEN," "WESTWORLD," "BIG LITTLE LIES" AND MORE EMMY NOMINATED HBO SERIES ON HBO GO WITH SKY FIBER

  SKY Fiber gives its viewers a chance to stream some of HBO’s Emmy-nominated series on HBO GO like "Watchmen," "Westworld" and a lot more which they can access at no cost for the first three months through SKY Fiber’s First 3 Months On Us Promo.    Go back to the world of the fictional Tulsa in the series adaptation of the graphic novel "Watchmen," the limited series which got 26 nominations in the 72nd Emmy Awards. After a tragic event, a group of very human 'superheroes' led by detective Angela Abar (Regina King), Tulsa Police Chief Judd Crawford (Don Johnson), and FBI agent Laurie Blake (Jean Smart) tries to fix the changes brought by the racist violence that happened few years back.

Globe Kmmunity PH Kicks Off Launch of New Channels and Exclusive Partnerships

  From its early beginnings in the mid-2000s, the Korean wave in the Philippines has now taken a life of its own. It is undeniable that Filipinos are some of the most fervent fans of the Korean culture or K-Culture. It started from the rise of   Korean dramas or K-dramas followed by K-Pop groups. This shared love and appreciation has led to the formation of different communities of K-Culture fans in the country just like Globe Kmmunity PH. What was once just a Facebook community group for Globe’s K-Pop concert goers, Kmmunity PH has evolved into a platform where fans of K-Culture can mingle with each other and share their love for all things Korean. The Facebook group serves as the main hub of Kmmunity where insightful conversations about K-Culture happen and exclusive members-only perks are shared. To   give K-Fans more things to love and enjoy, Globe Kmmunity PH will expand its suite of content and experiences with new and exciting channels and partners.   “Globe Kmmunity PH is excit

KIM, YAM, EULA, SUNSHINE, AND RUFFA CLASH OVER FAMILY AND RICHES IN FINAL WEEKS OF “LOVE THY WOMAN”

  In their fight to be “the last woman standing”…     The strong women of  hit family drama “Love Thy Woman” are getting their claws out as Kim Chiu, Yam Concepcion, Eula Valdes, Sunshine Cruz, and Ruffa Gutierrez go neck-to-neck  in their fight for  love, justice, and riches in the final weeks of  the series on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live.     Half-sisters Jia (Kim) and Dana (Yam) settle their scores to become the last woman standing, as more secrets behind their father’s death and missing will and testament are revealed.  

Director Adolfo Alix Jr. Brings Wendell Ramos’ Son and Markki Stroem for the Final Episodes of Unlocked

  Quarantine-themed anthology series   Unlocked   returns with its final three episodes this Thursday, August 27 th , to the streaming platform GagaOOLala. Since the release of its first episode back in July,   Unlocked   quickly became the most watched series of all time on the LGBTQ+ platform, and each new episode has sat at the top of the most watched titles for six weeks. Seeing the undeniable interest of the audience in these small but emotional stories, director Adolfo Alix Jr. wanted to extend the number of episodes to nine from the original six. “Greenlighting three more episodes was the easiest decision we had to make.  Unlocked  has brought the attention of people from all over the world and an increase of 500% in new weekly subscribers to the platform, which reflects on how universal and timely the series is,” says Jaime Costas Nicolás, international coordinator at GagaOOLala.

DARREN AND JAYDA’S “SANA TAYO NA” DRAWS RAVES, HUGE STREAMS

Sing "Sana Tayo Na" with Darren and Jayda on Tiktok!   Darren Espanto and Jayda’s first collaboration “Sana Tayo Na” proved to be a hit as it received inclusion in a Spotify editorial playlist and racked up views and streams just two weeks after its release.   The love song, a revival of Jayda’s father Dingdong Avanzado’s composition, was featured in Spotify Philippines’ ‘Trending Tracks’ editorial playlist, which lists down viral songs in the country and was also included on Spotify's New Music Friday Philippines on the day of its release. It currently has over 116,000 streams on the streaming platform.

Netflix starts production of Girl From Nowhere Season 2

NANNO RETURNS:  NETFLIX STARTS PRODUCTION OF GIRL FROM NOWHERE SEASON 2 Watch the announcement here on Netflix Thailand Instagram Page Netflix announced the start of production of Thai hit series, Girl From Nowhere Season 2, in Bangkok. The brand new season will be exclusively available on Netflix.     Season 1 of this Thai mystery anthology series has been well received by Netflix viewers both in its home country and internationally for its unconventional storytelling and candid take on today’s school society. Inspired by true events, Season 2 continues to revolve around Nanno, a clever girl who transfers to different schools, exposing the lies and misdeeds of the students and faculty at every turn. 

NETFLIX | WATCH THE TEASER FOR NETFLIX’S THE SCHOOL NURSE FILES, STARRING JUNG YU-MI AND NAM JOO-HYU

  WATCH THE TEASER FOR NETFLIX’S THE SCHOOL NURSE FILES , STARRING JUNG YU-MI AND NAM JOO-HYUK  STREAMING ON SEPTEMBER 25  The first teaser trailer of  Netflix’s The School Nurse Files begins with the unusual day and school life of school nurse Ahn Eun-young who is tasked with helping others without anyone knowing. Another world that only she can see is filled with jellies that are byproducts of greed. These jellies come in a variety of shapes, sizes and personalities, from cute octopuses to menacing toads. They can be harmful or harmless. And Eun-young spends her days fighting with contaminated jellies that are invisible to others. To them she often appears to be making strange movements in the air. Her long-lasting and lonely struggles become a more dynamic battle against the jellies when she meets the Chinese Characters teacher Hong In-pyo who has special powers. Eun-young accidentally finds out that when she holds his hand her energies become recharged. The two become inseparable

HANA TAJIMA FOR UNIQLO FALL/WINTER 2020

Designs to Better Express Your True Self HANA TAJIMA FOR UNIQLO was created by New York-based fashion designer Hana Tajima, a believer in UNIQLO and its LifeWear concept. The collection expresses the world’s rich cultural diversity featuring universal designs with a focus on detail and comfort — highlighting elegant forms and an easy fit. These are clothes that adapt flexibly to women’s bodies as they subtly change with progression to each life stage, warmly supporting the everyday lives of all women.

Alfred Vargas launches “Pwedeng maabot ang pangarap!” movement for PWDs

Quezon City Rep. Alfred Vargas recently launched PWeDe!, a program for persons with disabilities (PWDs) that focuses on supporting PWD livelihood centers, offering puhunan programs, and providing wheelchairs and hearing aids to those with special needs.  Senior graduating students with disabilities can also be granted financial aid through Vargas’ “Pantawid Graduation” program, while skills development and leadership trainings for both young and old will be organized by the third-termer legislator.

“THE SUICIDE SQUAD” UNVEILS SNEAK PEEK, CHARACTER ROLL CALL

YOU. ARE. NOT. READY. But here we go anyway! Buckle up for the ultimate character reveals and sneak peek behind the scenes from James Gunn's “The Suicide Squad,” straight from DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes.   Check out the videos below and watch “The Suicide Squad” in Philippine cinemas in 2021.

TEASER TRAILER REVEALS ROBERT PATTINSON AS “THE BATMAN”

Straight out of  DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes,  the teaser trailer of d irector Matt Reeves’  “The Batman” is now online , starring Robert Pattinso n in the dual role of Batman and Bruce Wayne.   Check out the trailer below and watch “The Batman” in Philippine cinemas in 2021.

“WONDER WOMAN 1984” UNLEASHES OFFICIAL MAIN TRAILER

The new era of Wonder Woman begins  now with the launch of “Wonder Woman 1984’s” official main trailer .   Check it out below and watch #WW84 only in cinemas soon.

X50 Series Complements Trendy Users’ Lifestyles Through Simple but Elegant Design

  X50 series reflects vivo’s commitment to design-driven innovation and X series’ balance of technology and fashion vivo’s all-new X50 series of flagship smartphones returns to the brand’s original design aspiration of making the complicated world simple, offering contemporary and elegant design aesthetics that bridge the user with vivo’s advanced technology and enabling the devices to serve as symbols of self-expression for users.  “The unique color palette, smooth shape, and comfortable feel of the X50 series smartphones all reflect conscious design choices to help users connect with our technology. With elegance as the driving design philosophy, the X50 series’ design features help highlight its professional photography features to deliver a better overall user experience,” said Charisma Buan, vivo Philippines Public Relations Lead “The X series aims to provide a premium photography experience with a balance of technology and user-centric design. As the first X series device to be

FILL IN THE BANK: A GAME SHOW FILLED WITH FUN AND CASH PRIZES

Amid the alarming developments here and abroad, TV5 offers a respite from all the negativity with an impressive lineup of entertainment programs. This is possible with having Cignal, the country’s premiere direct to home (DTH) satellite provider, now at the helm to infuse variety and novelty into TV5’s programming.   Fill in the Bank  is the newest game show that gives contestants a chance of winning up to Php150,000 in every episode, while keeping viewers entertained at home. This exciting game show will be hosted by star comedians Jose Manalo and Pokwang. They will take on a fictional character: Jose as Chief Echoserong Officer (CEO)  Manedyer Jose  and Pokwang as Chismosang Falakang Officer (CFO)  Madam Poky.

EVERYTHING IS RIGHT WITH BAWAL NA GAME SHOW

TV5's rebranding is anchored in providing Filipinos with inspiring and entertaining shows especially in these trying times. Its recent merger with Cignal, the leading direct to home (DTH) satellite provider, has seen TV5 beefing up its programming with the launch of exciting new programs.   Bawal na Game Show  is the comic relief that we need now, as it pokes lighthearted fun at our current situation. Hosted by talented and well-loved comedians  Wally Bayola  and  Paolo Ballesteros , the game show revolves around making sure that the contestants do as they’re told. Wally and Paolo—as twins  Bebe Ghorl  and  Barby Ghorl , respectively—will present challenges to the contestants, but they will also distract and goad the players to break the rules.

ROBI, GRETCHEN, ALYSSA, AND OTHER ABS-CBN SPORTS HOSTS SAY GOODBYE TO "UTOWN" AND "UPFRONT"

  Catch the finale episode of "Upfront" on August 27   "University Town" (UTown) hosts Robi Domingo, Gretchen Ho, and Alyssa Valdez, and "Upfront" hosts Martin Javier, Janeena Chan, Turs Daza, and Angelique Manto expressed their gratitude to ABS-CBN Sports as they bid goodbye to the shows that made an impact on their lives.   For Robi and Gretchen, who co-hosted "UTown" for four seasons, doing the show was always a revitalizing experience as it brought them back to their days as students.

KCC PHILIPPINES AND PHILIPPINE K-POP CONVENTION BRING THE PARTY ONLINE IN 4TH ‘HAPPY HALLYU DAY’

Taking the Hallyu celebration online, the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines and the Philippine Kpop Convention Inc. have teamed up to give all Korean culture enthusiasts the VIP seats on "Happy Hallyu Day 4: A Virtual Party" right in the comfort of their own homes!  This online event is in partnership not only with KCC, but also with the Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange (KOFICE), Hallyu Com-On, and Korean government’s Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism. 

DO DO SOL SOL LA LA SOL TEASES DELIGHTFUL ROMANCE FULL OF CHEERY LAUGHTER

  WATCH AND SHARE THE OFFICIAL MAIN TRAILER  HERE . The bubbly and touching rom-com Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol is coming soon, only on Netflix! Down on her luck and finances, pianist Gu Ra-ra (Go A-ra) borrows money from mysterious Sunwoo Jun (Lee Jae-wook). Much to Jun’s exasperation, Ra-ra does not behave like a typical debtor and asks Jun to keep helping her out. Despite his annoyance, Ra-ra brings a lot of light and change into Jun’s life. Lots of hilarious moments are in store as Ra-ra’s and Jun’s very different personalities are highlighted. Although injured, Ra-ra remains optimistic and mocks playing the piano happily. However, Jun is quite blunt and tells her to stop because she looks like a ghost.