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Mayonnaise Releases 8th Studio Album: Friends & Family

  Stream it here: friends8family   Fresh from their 18 th  Anniversary show dubbed Mayonna18e – attended by a limited number of fans due to restrictions, but watched by thousands of people when it was aired online; OPM alt-rock band Mayonnaise has finally unveiled their 8 th  studio album:  Friends & Family .   In the world of sneakers, “Friends & Family” is an extremely exclusive collection that one can only cop if they are connected to the designer or manufacturer. They are not made for the public and while they do become available in time, they’re likely very expensive.

Cake Creations: The Heart of Special Celebrations

Heart Evangelista shares with us how we can make our loved ones’ important moments more special despite the pandemic Red Ribbon’s newest endorser Heart Evangelista believes that we must honor and celebrate our loved ones on their most special moments— milestones when we can truly express our love through Red Ribbon Cake Creations. Heart Evangelista. With her many talents and all that she has accomplished in and out of showbiz, perhaps unknown to many is that she’s also quite down to earth, with a sweet and soft spot for her loved ones. Even with all the uncertainties that we all are facing, Heart believes that there are many reasons why we must honor and celebrate our loved ones especially on their most special moments. Celebrating in a special way the important milestones in our and our loved ones’ lives - birthdays, anniversaries, or holiday get-togethers — is one way to show our love.  “I know we face very challenging times,” Evangelista says. “But, amid all of this, there’s always

Discover the lives of Salazar sisters 10 years back in ‘Four Sisters Before The Wedding’

  Four Sisters Before The Wedding’ is Star Cinema’s early Christmas offering on December 11 Star Cinema takes us back to the time when iconic siblings Teddie, Bobbie, Alex and Gabbie Salazar deal with challenges and heartaches in ‘Four Sisters Before The Wedding.’ Topbilled by today’s most promising young stars Alexa Ilacad (Bobbie), Charlie Dizon (Teddie), Gillian Vicencio (Alex) and Belle Mariano (Gabbie), ‘Four Sisters Before The Wedding’ is a prequel to the 2013-hit movie ‘Four Sisters and A Wedding.’


  Honoring the best K-dramas available in the country   Metro.Style, the ultimate source for the best-curated and quality Hallyu content, will honor the top Korean dramas accessible in the Philippines via the newly launched Metro Best K-Drama Awards 2020.   From dramas such as “Crash Landing on You,” “The King: Eternal Monarch,” “Itaewon Class,” “Record of Youth,” “The World of the Married,” “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay,” and more, Metro.Style has covered the most talked-about series in the country. These K-dramas also headlined Metro’s “K-Drama Round Up” online show on Facebook, which is now on its second season.  All these are also featured in Metro.Style's  K Fever on Metro   section that exclusively covers K-Drama content, and discussed via the Facebook community  Metro K-Drama Club .

Hotdog Hits Take Front and Center in “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita Manila” on December 13!

The Manila Heritage Trail and Manila Heritage Alliance, the associations of Manila’s tourism and cultural agencies, are setting the stage for the biggest online concert to end 2020 billed “Hinahanap-Hanap Kita Manila” - The Manila Heritage Concert presented by Tourism Promotions Board Philippines, City of Manila, Juancare Foundation Inc and Viva Music Publishing Inc. The online concert, to be broadcast on December 13, is set to continue the tradition of Concert at the Park and Paco Park Presents, which have been a long-running endeavor of the National Parks and Development Committee. It promises to take both local and international audiences on a virtual tour of Manila’s cultural heritage sites featuring the music of the iconic Hotdog Band.   Formed in 1972 and composed of Rene Garcia, Dennis Garcia, Ella del Rosario, Lorrie Illustre, Ramon Torralba, Jess Garcia, and Roy Diaz de Rivera, the group produced the Manila Sound that would forever be enshrined in Filipino pop culture. Who can

The Prom | Official Trailer Debut | Directed by Ryan Murphy, Starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington and more

  Everyone deserves a chance to celebrate.   The Prom is premiering on Netflix on December 11   Watch the trailer here     Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winnerJames Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma's predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional


  Putting Philippine love ballads in the limelight… Filipino-American music director to the stars Troy Laureta has released “KAIBIGAN: A Troy Laureta OPM Collective” featuring the voices of world-class artists AILEE, Cheesa, Jake Zyrus, Matt Bloyd, Nicole Scherzinger, Pia Toscano, Regine Velasquez, and Sheléa.   Co-produced with ABS-CBN Music International, Troy’s “KAIBIGAN” album seeks to put legendary Pinoy love songs in the global spotlight.   The fresh music collection, released just last Sunday (November 22), kicks off with a short intro of “Harana” followed by eight Filipino tracks rendered by musicians from the US and Asia performed by Troy’s friends he met in his musical journey. 

Christmas MMFF lineup revealed, to be streamed via UPSTREAM

The Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) together with exclusive partner Globe, announced the much-awaited lineup of films for the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival  in a presscon held via zoom, together with Dondon Monteverde of Sphere Entertainment, Inc. (UPSTREAM).   The 2020 MMFF official entries in different genres such as fantasy, drama, comedy, horror and romance, that every family member will enjoy include the following:   ●          Coming Home ●          Fan Girl ●          Isa Pang Bahaghari ●          Magikland ●          Mang Kepweng ●          PAKBOYS ●          Suarez: The Healing Priest ●          Tagpuan ●          The Boys Foretold ●          The Missing   But amid the challenges of the pandemic, with social distancing protocols still in place, one asks how the public can fully enjoy these films and recreate the wonderful tradition of the MMFF.   Thankfully, Filipinos from here and even abroad can recreate the wonderful tradition of watching these MMFF films, through the U


  Celine (Angelica Panganiban) is beginning to have doubts about her relationship with Anton (Zanjoe Marudo) after she starts to question his involvement in her son Robbie’s kidnapping in the Kapamilya teleserye “Walang Hanggang Paalam.”    The similarities of the heart surgery of Anton’s nephew, Lester, to Robbie’s kidnapping are becoming more apparent to Celine as she tries to piece together the clues that would finally reveal the illegal organ trafficking business of Anton and his family.   Celine’s growing suspicion also stems from all of the unanswered questions about Lester’s unusual procedure and her desperation to rescue Robbie as she fears that Robbie was used as Lester’s heart donor. 


  Longest running drama anthology showcases stories of hope and resilience "MMK," the longest-running drama anthology in the country, returns to feature new stories of hope and triumph over life’s greatest crises, featuring Sylvia Sanchez, Arjo Atayde, Angel Aquino, Jane de Leon, and Joshua Garcia. 


  Catch Star Cinema's newest comedy film beginning November 27 Witness the colorful story of Boyette, portrayed by Zaijian Jaranilla, in Star Cinema's newest comedy flick, "Boyette: Not a Girl Yet," which will premiere this November 27 on SKY Movies Pay-Per-View.   Directed by Jumbo Albano, the movie brings the funny misadventures of Boyette, a college freshman, who has yet to come to terms with his identity. He pretends to be straight and joins a dance club, where his childhood friend and crush, Charles (Inigo Pascual), is a member. Upon assuming a macho personality, girls start to fall for him, including Nancy (Maris Racal), whom Charles is in love with.


  MNL48 Abby and MNL48 Gabb lead, joined by new Senbatsus   MNL48 is in fighting form in the music video of the group’s sixth single, “River,” which premieres this Friday (November 27) on MNL48's YouTube Channel.   The energetic track about overcoming life’s many obstacles gets a music video worthy of its message, according to its director, Miko Pelino.   “The concept behind the music video is that we should be in fighting mode when dealing with challenges. It also shows that celebrating small victories isn’t a bad thing and that we should always be ready for the next obstacle in life," he said.


  This Christmas season, SKY Fiber gives families the perfect gift with its SKY Fiber Holiday Giveaway that makes connection in their homes stronger via two (2) Home WiFi mesh that comes free with every online subscription to SKY Fiber’s plan 75Mbps from November 10 to December 10, 2020.     A WiFi mesh is a must-have in every home since it makes their internet experience extra-special with its features. Aside from enhancing the internet coverage throughout the entire home, a WiFi mesh allows users to prioritize devices and applications that need faster performance.     For families with children, parents can utilize the mesh’s parental feature, which can block inappropriate content, or manage their kids’ internet consumption – ensuring that they’ll become productive during and after their school time.   

Shop for a Cause This Christmas at Globe myBusiness Gift Local E-Bazaar

Christmas shopping has always been an exciting tradition during the holidays where everyone is filled with the spirit of giving and the desire to find that perfect gift for their friends and loved ones. And no matter how different this year’s celebration is, you can still recreate the holiday shopping experience from home, and even support a cause through the Gift Local E-Bazaar. From November 27 to 29, the Globe myBusiness Gift Local E-Bazaar in Lazada will feature SME merchants and bazaaristas from the retail, food, and tourism industries, and even social enterprises. Everyday at 6PM for the duration of the event, selected merchants will have a live-selling that will be shown on Lazada’s platform and the Globe myBusiness Facebook page . Fun games, exciting raffle prizes, and entertainment courtesy of Globe Voices also await all e-shoppers!

PayMaya teams up with in major milestone for Philippine customers

  The first Philippine e-Wallet to offer exciting deals at   Looking to shop online for awesome deals on Black Friday this November?   Well, look no further—use your PayMaya to enjoy discounts at during this much-awaited annual shopping event.     When you shop on using your PayMaya virtual or physical card from 4:00 PM on November 27 to 3:59 PM on December 1, 2020, you can get a 15% discount of up to USD$25 on top of the amazing deals you can find on the site! All you have to do is enter your shipping address in the Philippines and use the discount code PYMY15 upon checkout for a minimum purchase of USD$50 (before taxes, shipping and fees).    PayMaya is the first Philippine eWallet to collaborate with, offering an even more rewarding experience to Filipino customers.  

Premieres new production PETA Laboratory A and B KTX.PH STREAMS PETA SHOWS

  The best of Philippine theater comes to homes as KTX.PH streams Philippine Educational Theater Association’s (PETA) musicals from November 27 to December 6.

#TikTokTogetherPH: A Virtual Fundraising Concert

Join the TikTok community together with top local artists in this online event to raise funds for those affected by the recent typhoons in the Philippines. On Saturday, November 28 at 6:30pm, TikTok will stage its #TikTokTogetherPH virtual fundraising concert for the benefit of those affected by the recent typhoons. This will be streamed live on the @tiktokphilippines account.  The unceasing outpouring of support from Filipinos around the world for those affected by the consecutive typhoons clearly shows the Filipino bayanihan spirit in action. Through the virtual charity concert, the entire TikTok community is encouraged to continue doing what it can to help those who are still struggling to bounce back from these calamities.  Top artists participating in the #TikTokTogetherPH virtual concert include Rico Blanco, Ebe Dancel, Mayonnaise, The Itchyworms, Top Suzara, Zild, Donnalyn Bartolome, Maris Racal, Ella Cruz, Kyline Alcantara, Ranz & Niana, SHA Boys, Bini, Leanne and Naara, JM


  177K audition to become a housemate via Kumu The PBB fever continues to rise in anticipation for the return of “Pinoy Big Brother” after the show invited 14 aspiring housemates from the pool of auditionees in Kumu to travel to Manila for the next round of auditions.  “PBB Connect” has attracted 177,524 aspiring housemates, the highest audition turnout in the history of the show. These aspiring housemates went out of their comfort zones to connect, show their personalities, and unleash their talents in the hopes of entering the famous Big Brother house. 

Smart brings Dua Lipa’s “Studio 2054” live virtual concert to Filipinos on Nov. 28

A night of music, mayhem, and multi-dimensional experience awaits all Dua Lipa fans as the hitmaker gears up for "Studio 2054," a live virtual concert to be streamed across the world on Nov. 28, Saturday, at   4:30 a.m. Philippine time with replays at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 5:00 p.m. Shot live in a massive warehouse, “Studio 2054” promises a kaleidoscope of the past, present and future as Dua Lipa performs tracks from her albums “Future Nostalgia”, “Club Future Nostalgia” and her debut album, “Studio 2054”. In the concert, the two-time Grammy Award winner will move through custom-built sets including surreal tv shows, roller discos, rocker hangouts, voguing ballrooms and more, accompanied by surprise superstar guests and a cast of musicians, dancers, skaters, aerialists, and acrobats.

Let ‘Bayanihan’ reign on Bonifacio Day with Tayô Táyo: A We The Youth Vote Online Fundraising Concert

  We The Youth Vote holds fundraising concert for the Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pantawid ng Pamilya Admit it or not, 2020 has been a hard year for everyone in the world. In the Philippines, it started with the eruption of Taal Volcano in January, followed by the still on-going COVID-19 outbreak which has been resulting to not just a health crisis but an economic damage, and just recently, a series of typhoons that hit several areas in the country. It is not an easy task but who else will help and inspire each of the most affected ones to rise up and move forward? Us, Filipinos through our very own custom ‘bayanihan.’ This is what We The Youth Vote (WTYV) wants us to be reminded of as the non-partisan group holds an online fundraising concert for the benefit of the Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pantawid ng Pamilya (SNPP), an organizational community that champions the continued implementation of expansion of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.

Give and receive this Christmas with PayMayaguinaldo

  Give back and win big every time you pay with PayMaya!     This Christmas, PayMaya is offering Filipinos more rewards as it launches its "PayMayaguinaldo" campaign, where users have a chance to win as much as  1 million pesos  in the Grand raffle draw and an opportunity to help micro entrepreneurs around the country. Users also have a chance to win up to  P285,000 worth of prizes  to be given away in the weekly raffle draws from today until January 10, 2021.   By going cashless, you can easily earn a raffle entry every time you #ScanToPay via PayMaya QR  at any of their partner merchants, use your PayMaya-registered mobile number when you buy items online, or purchase prepaid load and other treats at the PayMaya in-app shop with a minimum of P100 purchase.


There’s a new boss, baby. Check out the first official trailer of DreamWorks Animation’s  The Boss Baby: Family Business   and watch the film in Philippine cinemas 2021.   Facebook: uipmoviesph/videos/ 848986719204643   YouTube:  


  20 singers from different barangays join month-long competition   Veteran singer-songwriter and hitmaker Rey Valera has returned to “It’s Showtime” to critique the performances of 20 singers from different barangays who are competing in “Tawag ng Tanghalan’s” first quarter finals this year.   The month-long competition began on Monday (November 23), where five finalists were the first to take the stage to dedicate performances to their loved ones, namely Rommel Arellano of Padre Garcia, Batangas, Shan Dela Vega of Calamba, Laguna, Marlyn Salas of Angat, Bulacan, Mara Tumale of Malolos, Bulacan, and Mich Primavera of Angono, Rizal.


  Financial coach shares the importance of having a backup internet plan for a crisis-proof business   Having a back-up internet plan is a way to avert the costs of sudden loss of internet connectivity of one’s primary internet plan. This is the basic entrepreneurial advice that  Chinkee Tan, a financial coach, author, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur, lives by.     “As an entrepreneur or homemaker, we cannot afford to lose our internet since we cannot miss inquiries, meetings, and online transactions because it will cost us. So what solution would be perfect? I cannot easily recommend a brand but what I tell my entire team is ‘We need to have a backup internet plan,” said Chinkee in his latest vlog.   

Smart powers PhilPop 2020’s search for next OPM hits

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. continues to champion Original Pilipino Music (OPM) by supporting the 2020 PhilPop songwriting tilt.    Pushing forward amid limitations of a worldwide pandemic, PhilPop Festival Chair Ryan Caybyab shared, “We’ve planned for this year’s festival way back in 2019 when COVID-19 was nowhere in sight. When the pandemic hit us, we had to make a huge pivot in terms of the execution of most ideas, many of which were originally envisioned to happen in the usual, traditional in-person platform.”    He added, “We did encounter challenges in executing some tasks. In terms of producing the songs for example, it was quite a different process owing to the restrictions in travel and mobility. But I’m happy to say that PhilPop managed to find ways thanks to the ingenuity of the team and their passion to make things happen.”