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  Competition runs from February 1 to 6 Nine singers with extraordinary voices will battle it out to become the fourth grand champion of “Tawag ng Tanghalan” as they compete in the week-long grand finals on “It’s Showtime” from February 1 to 6.   Like in the previous grand finals, the nine contenders will have to sing for the judges and the viewers because the score of each of their performance will come from the judges’ points (50%) and viewers’ text votes (50%).   The latest “Tawag ng Tanghalan” grand champion will win P1 million, a brand new house and lot from Lessandra worth P2 million, a recording contract with Star Music, a management contract with Star Magic, and a special trophy designed by Toym Imao.

Globe lights up the sky with ‘The Opening Act’ Drone Show

  Globe takes the excitement up a notch for all BLINKs eagerly awaiting <THE SHOW> by staging “The Opening Act,” a BLACKPINK-themed drone show last January 29.   This is part of the telco’s partnership with global K-pop sensation BLACKPINK, which launched a new TVC and full-blown digital takeover in December.   No wonder BLINKs and non-BLINKs were abuzz on- and offline.

Globe's DIY cup sleeve event warms BLINKS up for

BLINKs were in for a warm treat as Globe held a live design-your-own cup sleeve event thru Virtual Hangouts last January 22.  Hosted by Erika Kristensen, the cup sleeve event brought together fans nationwide to express themselves and celebrate the birthdays of BLACKPINK’s Jennie and Jisoo by painting colorful renditions of their favorite BLACKPINK member. 


  Kapamilya Teen Love Teams bring kilig   "ASAP Natin To" shakes up Sunday noontime television with world-class flavor as it welcomes back "Riverdale"'s newest cast member and Kapamilya teen star AC Bonifacio and launch the newest boy P-Pop group BGYO this Sunday (January 31).    Get ready for an exciting collaboration of Regine Velasquez and the trending band, The Juans.

Smart Signature SIM-Only Plans now come with a Netflix Mobile Plan subscription

Easily escape to a world of entertainment with Smart Signature SIM-Only Plans and Netflix   starting at Php999 per month    Escaping to a world of entertainment especially after a hard day’s work or during a well-deserved break is now simpler than ever as mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. has upgraded the Smart Signature SIM-Only Plans by exclusively bundling them with a Netflix Mobile Plan subscription.    By signing up with any Smart Signature SIM-Only Plan, subscribers also conveniently get a monthly Netflix Mobile Plan subscription throughout their 12-month contract so they may enjoy thousands of award-winning shows, series, documentaries, specials, and feature films right at their fingertips.  

Los Angeles-based Artist, Bey, Releases Debut Single “Crash Landing”

Bey greets the new year with her debut single "Crash Landing" - inspired by one of the most-talked about KDramas in 2020. The song is about hoping for one's own Captain Ri - the person that you’ve always dreamed of, someone who will be there to stand by your side despite all the obstacles.  While “Crash Landing” talks about fantasy, it also speaks of reality about relationships - the excitement and uncertainty that comes with weathering life together. Bey believes nothing's perfect. There will always be hurdles along the way, but with the right person by your side, things will be much bearable.

Netflix today confirms original French series Lupin will return Summer 2021

  Netflix today confirms original French series Lupin will return Summer 2021 LUPIN  The series, a worldwide phenomenon, led by Omar Sy, which has been Number 1 in Netflix’s Top 10 across more than ten countries, will return in Summer 2021. The 5 new episodes are directed by Ludovic Bernard ( The Climb ) and Hugo Gélin ( Love at second sight ).


  Newest ABS-CBN Music label Old School Records’ launching track   Fresh from the success of the viral hit “Magandang Dilag,” emerging solo artist KVN is ready to introduce his own sound through his new single “Pwede Na Ba,” produced under the new label of ABS-CBN Music called Old School Records (O.S. Records).   KVN’s debut solo single is a tender ballad with a twist of pop vintage. It encapsulates the feeling of a cautious person who desperately wants to make it known how much a certain special someone means to him.   The laidback yet vibrant track is a follow-up to his earlier collaboration with songwriter-producer KIKX, “Kung Iniwan Mo Na,” and will be part of his forthcoming EP under Old School Records.   “We’ve actually written a lot of songs already that will be released in the future, and I’m excited for you guys to hear the way I write,” KVN admitted.

You Can Win Over ₱2M Worth of Prizes during Shopee’s 2.2 Shopee Milyonaryo TV Special

Tune in to GMA’s Tutok to Win this February 2 to win plenty of cash giveaways, score flash deals, and catch your favorite celebs! Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announces its 2.2 Shopee Milyonaryo TV Special on GMA’s Tutok to Win this February 2, 5:30-6:30 PM. Viewers can look forward to one hour full of non-stop giveaways such as up to ₱1,000,000 in cash, ₱10,000 ShopeePay credits, and other big cash prizes. Shoppers can also enjoy flash deals from top brands.  Beauty queens Michele Gumabao and Ariella Arida are set to co-host alongside Tutok to Win’s Willie Revillame. There will also be performances by Wowowin’s official dancers.


  “YouTube Music Night” kicks off this February!  The world’s leading video platform YouTube is bringing its virtual concerts to the Philippines this year dubbed “YouTube Music Night,” joining forces with the country’s biggest teller of love stories, ABS-CBN, for two maiden shows this February featuring Kapamilya singers Jona, Juris, and Jed Madela.   The upcoming digital concerts are ready to mend hearts and spread love via live performances that will be streamed for free on February 6 and 13, 8 pm, on the YouTube channels of ABS-CBN Star Music, MOR, MYX and One Music.   To start off the love month with “YouTube Music Night” is “Love, Jona,” a show full of music, love, and feels happening on February 6 (Saturday). 


Available until March 9 The story of an undocumented Filipina in the United States who dreams of becoming a successful musician will move Philippine audiences with the premiere of the Filipino-American musical drama flick "Yellow Rose," on SKY Movies Pay-Per-View on January 29 (Friday).   Featuring an ensemble of renowned Pinoy talents such as Grammy Award-winner and Tony Awards nominee Eva Noblezada, Princess Punzalan, and Broadway icon Lea Salonga, the film highlights the story of Rose Garcia (Eva), an undocumented Filipina girl living in a small town in Texas. 

Tiktok Creator Convos 2021: Eats Back to Basics

TikTok holds its first event of the year, highlighting how food creators use the app to create stellar cooking content. TikTok is the best place for sharing creative content, whether you are an artist, a performer, or even a foodie. Anyone with a passion for food, who loves to cook and eat can easily share their delightful experiences on the app. As the food community on TikTok continues to grow and evolve, the level of creativity you can see in their videos increases, too. Through in-app features such as filters, effects, and text, food creators have been able to edit, embellish, and elevate their cooking content on TikTok. In the recently concluded Eats Back to Basics virtual event, members of the online food community, including bloggers, influencers, and media, came together to learn how to create awesome cooking videos on the app, straight from top TikTok food creators. Four creators were invited to share their experiences in using the platform, along with their personal recipes f


The Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez is ready to take her Filipino fans worldwide to a rare date night experience in the upcoming “Freedom: Regine Velasquez-Alcasid Digital Concert,” which is set to deliver a melodic spectacle featuring her rendition of a new repertoire on February 14 (Sunday).   “A lot of the songs for this concert are not within my comfort zone. I wanted to surprise and satisfy my audience and hopefully will be able to do that in the ‘Freedom’ concert,” Regine said.   The Valentine’s Day concert will be streaming simultaneously on digital platforms , iWanttFC, and TFC IPTV.

DOST-PCIEERD, TikTok ink partnership to strengthen Pinoy innovation promotion

Filipino TikTok users will now learn more Filipino scientific achievements and developments as the Department of Science and Technology Research and Development – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) partnered with TikTok to boost promotion of Filipino-made technologies. During the virtual launch, DOST-PCIEERD inked a Memorandum of Understanding with TikTok to promote Filipino technologies through its science communication TikTok account @pinoyscience. DOST PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Enrico Paringit said this collaboration is a big boost for the scientific community as it continues to reach out to Filipino netizens and garner support to innovations developed by Filipino researchers. "Communicating science to the public has always been a challenge for our researchers. As a leader and partner in enabling innovations, we are excited with this collaboration with TikTok as a new avenue for us to share distinctly pin


  Episode records over 4M views on YouTube in less than 24 hours   Filipinos were glued to their screens as they witnessed the death of Yassi Pressman’s character in “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” after Alyana was shot in a crossfire that also left Cardo (Coco Martin) fighting for his life in Monday’s (January 25) episode.   The heartbreaking episode shattered the show’s own viewership record for a third consecutive night on Kapamilya Online Live as it reached over 102,000 peak concurrent viewers on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel. The episode has also amassed 4.1 million views on YouTube in less than 24 hours.


  First in a series of Air Supply remakes by ABS-CBN’s Tarsier Records   Inigo Pascual, in collaboration with music producer Moophs, will recreate one of Air Supply’s classics, “ All Out Of Love ,” bringing a pop re-imagination of the 1980 worldwide hit on February 5 (Friday).   In the refreshed version, the Filipino pop star is set to vulnerably croon about the empty feeling of losing a significant other over a guitar-driven trap ballad setting from Moophs.   This release is the first in Tarsier Records’ series of Air Supply remakes the ABS-CBN Music label is doing for 2021. It is also aligned with Air Supply’s Valentine’s Day US campaign.   A song by British-Australian soft rock duo Air Supply, “All Out Of Love” was originally written by Graham Russell and Clive Davis. It ranked no. 2 in the United States’ Hot 100, reached no. 11 in UK’s Top 40, and was one of the “100 Greatest Love Songs” in VH1’s list in 2003.


  Viewers’ love messages airing on MYX on Valentine’s Day! Music channel MYX Philippines invites viewers to send their love dedications for Valentine’s Day through its special segment “Love on MYX,” airing on February 14 (Sunday).   Those who are still hesitant to plan an elaborate Valentine’s Day surprise for their romantic partners due to the limitations of the pandemic can instead opt to surprise them with a heartfelt message along with a meaningful or memorable music video that will be shown on MYX’s “Love on MYX” special.

New Year, New Me: Signs You’ve Embraced the Adult Life

Transitioning to adulthood is never easy. Even when you plan or think you’re ready for what’s to come, there will always be bumps along the way. That said, growing up can feel less overwhelming once you start achieving adulting milestones step-by-step.  Think you’ve mastered the art of adulting? Here are signs to look out for:

Globe Studios continues winning streak with horror movie “Midnight In A Perfect World”

  Riding on the success of Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) hit “Fan Girl,” Globe Studios is releasing another provocative must-see motion picture.   Beginning January 29, UPSTREAM is streaming “Midnight In a Perfect World,” a horror movie starring Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Glaiza de Castro. The film is produced by Globe Studios and Epicmedia Productions — the same team that made the box-office hit “Fan Girl”, which won eight major awards at the 2020 MMFF.   True to its vision of being the home of films that “come from authentic voices and are crafted by true creators,” “Midnight In A Perfect World” features a strong cast, a mind-bending story, and visceral visuals. The horror film was included in multiple “top 2020 films” lists, including CNN Philippines, Rappler, and .

Scarlet Snow shares the joy with a Jollibee Virtual Party for her cousin Lacey

Joy is meant to be shared with those that one holds dear. This is one of the lessons Dr. Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho aim to teach their daughter, Scarlet Snow Belo, who recently threw an exciting and fun-filled Jollibee Virtual Party for her cousin, Lacey Kho. While the two little ladies couldn’t be together physically for the occasion, the e-birthday bash allowed them to celebrate and bond with their other friends and family members.   On her Instagram page, Scarlet described the Jollibee Virtual Party as a “new and fun way to celebrate birthdays with your friends online”. She also shared that their favorite Jollibee meals are what completes the fun birthday festivities, and even asked for her followers’ suggestions on which party theme to choose!   On the day of Lacey’s 5th birthday, the guests were invited to a royal adventure following the  Fairytale Land theme. Jollibee prepared everything for the celebrant’s virtual birthday bash — from the party treats, giveaways, food delivery, a


  Look out for contests & new episodes in the run-up to the awesome big-screen adventure     Watch Movie Trailer here:   It’s hard to believe that after 8 decades of non-stop chase hilarity, Tom is trying harder than ever to catch Jerry! This year, Tom and Jerry fans will get to enjoy a whole lot more of the iconic cat-and-mouse team with a slew of series and movies during February and March on TV, on streaming apps and at the cinema.   In the build-up to the much-anticipated theatrical release of the big-screen  Tom & Jerry  movie from Warner Bros. Pictures, there are also plenty of themed retail activations, online activities and fun competitions. It’s the thrill of the chase!


  In celebration of the “500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines”   Star Music and the Archdiocese of Manila will launch on Friday (January 29) the official mission song of the “500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines” celebration titled “We Give Our Yes,” interpreted by no less than the Inspirational Diva Jamie Rivera.   “We Give Our Yes” conveys the power of faith and hope in these trying times and reminds Filipinos to keep giving their yes to the mission of Jesus. 


  Watch the long-awaited official trailer for “Godzilla vs. Kong,” coming soon to Philippine cinemas 2021.   Facebook: 3dqzUHl6il/     YouTube: B0DLXCOoyAU     From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes the long-awaited face-off between two icons in the epic adventure “Godzilla vs. Kong,” directed by Adam Wingard.

A Guide To TikTok: How To Get Started on the App in 2021

Here's a quickstart guide for using TikTok that even the most tech-challenged can understand. It's never too late to start using TikTok! What was once perceived as an app only for Gen Z has evolved into a community for all ages. No matter how old you are, you can have just as much fun on TikTok. The TikTok community embraces users of all ages, and provides never-ending entertainment for all. Tech savvy or not, it's easy for anyone to learn how to use TikTok. If you're new to the app or simply want to learn more about it, this easy-to-follow guide can help you navigate and quickly get started on TikTok this new year. About the app's interface When you open TikTok, you will see that the app is divided into two main feeds - For You and Following. On the For You feed, you will see recommended videos that you might like. The Following feed shows you the videos of people that you choose to follow on the app. As you watch videos on your feed, you will notice that each one


  Only Barbie can help save Nikki’s life    The truth behind the real identities of Tisay (Heaven Peralejo) and Cai (Barbie Imperial) finally unraveled last week in “Bagong Umaga” as Ian (Cris Villanueva) confirmed that the former is his real daughter while Cai is Jose (Keempee de Leon at Monica’s (Nikki Valdez) real child.     Ian began having suspicions as Hilda (Rio Locsin) told him that Diana (Glydel Mercado) switched their children. But it was the positive result of a paternity test that convinced him.    It didn’t take long before Tisay learned the truth as she confronted Diana about her own suspicion. While Diana did not directly admit it, she asked Tisay if she could turn her back on the family she grew up in and embrace being a Veradona.   

Critically-acclaimed horror film starring Jasmine Curtis-Smith & Glaiza de Castro begins streaming on January 29 via UPSTREAM

  “Midnight In a Perfect World,” a horror film starring Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Glaiza de Castro is set for worldwide and exclusive release on beginning January 29, 2021.   The top-selling film of QCinema International Film Festival 2020 is a production of Globe Studios and Epicmedia Productions.   The movie is set in a futuristic and seemingly perfect Metro Manila where blackouts happen nightly and people disappear mysteriously. The only way to survive -- hide in safe houses without windows.   Jasmine plays “Mimi” and Glaiza as “Jinka”. Both are convinced, the weird events are a hoax even as they find themselves caught in a blackout. As the plot thickens, they discover what really lurks in the strange darkness, that is if they make it out alive.   Joining Glaiza and Jasmine in the cast are Anthony Falcon, Dino Pastrano and Bing Pimentel.   Filmmaker Dodo Dayao is the writer and director of “Midnight In a Perfect World,” his second full-length feature film.   During the li