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MAYWARD, FRANCINE, DONNY, ARJO, AND GARY V, REMAIN STRONG AS KAPAMILYAS

  “Kapamilya Strong” gets multiple trending topics on Twitter The trust and love for ABS-CBN remain strong for Kapamilya stars Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber, Francine Diaz, Donny Pangilinan, Arjo Atayde, and Gary Valenciano, who  renewed their contact with the network that they all call home.   ABS-CBN executives warmly welcomed each of the six stars who still chose to be with ABS-CBN at the “Kapamilya Strong” special contract signing event and media conference on Friday (February 26).

Get inspired this March with HBO GO

Stuck in a rut, or simply lacking inspiration? Sometimes, all you need to get over the hump is a little bit of inspiration. Through stories where people beat the odds, find their own ways, and triumph over their struggles, get all the fuel you need to follow your dreams with these shows and movies streaming in March on HBO GO . The Way Back Before seeing him again as the Batman in the upcoming Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Ben Affleck takes to the hardwood to coach a basketball team in The Way Back which will premiere on Saturday, March 6, 9:00pm only on HBO GO and HBO. Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) once had a life filled with promise. In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full ride to college, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now years later, Jack is stuck in a meaningless job and drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope for a better life. When he is asked to coach the basketball team at

'ASAP NATIN 'TO' WELCOMES SUMMER WITH SIZZLING PERFORMANCES AND SURPRISES

"ASAP Natin 'To," the longest-running musical variety show in the country, welcomes summer in fiery fashion with the biggest Kapamilya stars and special guests serving up sizzling world-class performances and more surprises to avid viewers this Sunday (February 28).   It's going to be a hot Sunday on ASAP as real-life sweethearts Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla will each deliver their own exciting performance for fans worldwide.   

FORMER “TNT” CONTESTANT, VLOGGER, CEO, AND STUDENT ACHIEVER NAMED AS BIG BROTHER’S OFFICIAL HOUSEGUESTS

  Houseguests to enter ‘PBB’ on February 28   Big Brother has another explosive surprise in the next few days as official houseguests will enter his house for a special task with the remaining housemates on “PBB Connect.”

HOLLYWOOD AWARDS SEASON KICKS OFF WITH 78TH GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS AIRING ON SKY

  Catch it live on Blue Ant Entertainment via SKYcable on March 1 (Monday) Bring out the checklists and prepare for an exciting kick-off of the awards season in Hollywood as SKY brings the 78th Golden Globe Awards, airing live on the Blue Ant Entertainment channel on March 1 (Monday) at 9 AM.   Favored to win this year's Best Drama Actor in Film for his remarkable performance in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" is the late Chadwick Boseman, who is competing against newbies Riz Ahmed and Tahar Rahim, and Hollywood veterans Gary Oldman and Anthony Hopkins.     Expectation of an upset is intense in the Best Drama Actress in Film category as British star Carey Mulligan is predicted to win her first Golden Globe over prominent names such as Viola Davis and Frances McDormand, following her last nomination in 2009.    

ABS-CBN RECEIVES GOLDEN ARROW AWARD FOR GOOD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

  Among the top performing publicly-listed companies, says ICD   ABS-CBN was honored anew for its good corporate governance alongside other top organizations in the Philippines in the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS) Golden Arrow Awards, held virtually last February 19.   Just like in 2018, ABS-CBN was the only media company that made it among the outstanding domestic publicly-listed companies that performed well in the ACGS in 2019.   The ACGS is  an assessment tool used in six participating countries of the  Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)  including the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam to determine  if an organization is being managed well and is compliant with government regulations.

Be the Next 3.3 Shopee Milyonaryo and Join Our First Lucky Jackpot Prize Winner from General Santos City

Jovie Garcia, a caregiver from General Santos, wins ₱ 1M on the first day of 3.3 Shopee Milyonaryo Caregivers have been called the unsung heroes of the pandemic, and with good reason. Caregiving is one of the toughest jobs around, made even more difficult by the additional health risks COVID-19 poses.  As a caregiver, her job is never easy, but Jovie Garcia from General Santos City remains grateful for being able to keep it. She is also thankful that her husband can continue working as a tricycle driver, so they can both support their 14-year-old daughter and her ailing mother-in-law. “ Buti nga po may trabaho kami nitong pandemic . Hindi naman po nai- stop,” she said. Jovie was on duty when she won the opportunity to play 3.3 Shopee Milyonaryo , an interactive lucky draw contest on Shopee Live, last February 22. Her ward, 92-year-old Lola Maria, was right beside her, encouraging her during the game. 

HIMIG 11TH EDITION’S FINALS NIGHT SET ON MARCH 21

  Vote for your favorites until March 15!   The finals night of ABS-CBN’s Himig 11th edition songwriting competition is finally happening on March 21 (Sunday), where the recipients of the special awards will be recognized and the Best Song will be announced.   Like the previous years, fans have a say on who takes home the “TFC’s Global Choice Award,” “MOR Philippines Choice Award,” and “MYX Choice for Best Music Video” by voting for their favorite finalists until March 15 (Monday).

NETFLIX | Army Of The Dead | Official Teaser Debut

What happens in Vegas, must stay in Vegas.    Army Of The Dead , the new film from Zack Snyder, premieres May 21 on Netflix.   Watch the teaser here ABOUT ARMY OF THE DEAD Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

JEREMY G BRINGS ADDED ‘FEELS’ TO STRIPPED DOWN VERSION OF HIS SONG “SA’YO”

  A song about a love taken for granted   Teen pop artist Jeremy G has dropped a stripped version of his Awit Award-winning song “ Sa’yo ” under Old School Records.   The passionate love song about a devoted one-sided love was first released in 2019 as part of KIKX Salazar’s “After Dark ‘2nd Hour’” EP. It won “Best R&B Recording” at the 33rd Awit Awards last year, which Jeremy described as a “great recognition.”

NETFLIX | Kim So-hyun, Jung Ga-ram, Song Kang Tease An Unpredictable Relationship In Love Alarm Season 2!

Kim So-hyun, Jung Ga-ram, Song Kang Tease An Unpredictable Relationship In Love Alarm Season 2! Watch the trailer here   Following the release of five character posters, Netflix has revealed a new trailer for Love Alarm Season 2. Love Alarm is set in a world where a mobile app can tell individuals if someone they like or if someone who likes them is within a 10-meter radius. The trailer opens with Jo-jo (Kim So-hyun) narrating, “In this world, you must ring an alarm when you like someone.” Jo-jo, who is dating Hye-yeong (Jung Ga-ram), still concerns herself with the Love Alarm app despite hers not ringing. Sun-oh (Song Kang) appears with a poker face and stares at someone. Though Jo-jo is with Hye-yeong, she cannot hide her complicated feelings for him. Sun-oh’s words and actions further complicate the situation. “From now on, I’ll trust only what your eyes tell me,” Sun-oh proclaims to Jo-jo before kissing her. 

The Battle for the Shield Forges on: Asia Pacific Predator League 2020/21 Set for This April

The Asia Pacific (APAC) Predator League 2020/21 Grand Finals will be pushing through as an online-only tournament from April 6-11, 2021. Qualified teams from the APAC Predator League 2020 Grand Finals have received direct invites for this tournament, with the rest of the teams revealed over the next few weeks. The tournament is now divided into four sub-tournaments, two for PUBG and two for Dota 2. All matches of the four sub-tournaments will be held from April 6-11. Acer announced the Asia Pacific (APAC) Predator League 2020/21 will be held from April 6-11, 2021. Fans who were left on the edge due to the 2020 league’s postponement have something to look forward to as teams across the Asia Pacific will finally battle it out in an online-only tournament. “The decision to host the Asia Pacific Predator League fully online, instead of a cancellation, demonstrates Acer’s commitment to the gaming community,” said Andrew Hou, President of Acer Pan Asia Pacific Regional Operations. “With the

TICKETS TO STAR-STUDDED “KAPAMILYA STRONG” EVENT GONE IN ONE DAY ON KTX.PH

  MayWard, Francine, Donny, Arjo, at Gary V, to grace event   All tickets to the anticipated “Kapamilya Strong” event of ABS-CBN on Friday (February 26) have been claimed, a day after it was announced by the Kapamilya network.   Fans were quick to show their love and support by grabbing tickets on  ktx.ph  to witness Maymay Entrata, Edward Barber, Francine Diaz, Donny Pangilinan, Arjo Atayde, and Gary Valenciano ink new contracts with ABS-CBN. They also have the chance to be featured on the video wall of the event as virtual audience.    Viewers will also witness special surprises for the stars from people close to their hearts, as well as a grand warm welcome from ABS-CBN executives.

B. Braun Avitum CSR programs bring free dialysis treatments to patients in need

B. Braun Avitum Philippines, one of the leading dialysis companies in the Philippines, saw yet another opportunity to give back with the launch of its ‘Share-A-Dialysis’ treatment program.    ‘Share-A-Dialysis’ allowed kind-hearted individuals to nominate a B. Braun Avitum dialysis patient to receive free dialysis treatments simply by “nominating” the patient via Facebook Messenger, sharing their inspiring story, and explaining why they deserve the free treatment on B. Braun’s official Facebook page.

K-POP GROUP T1419 SHARES DEBUT JOURNEY IN “BLOOM YOUR HOPES” DOCU ON iWANTTFC

  Narrated by Nancy of MOMOLAND K-pop boy group T1419 lets fans in on their journey from being trainees to officially debuting as idols in their two-part documentary “Bloom Your Hopes,” which is now streaming worldwide for free on iWantTFC.   The documentary, which is narrated by Nancy of MOMOLAND, showcases more than 30 minutes of footage of the group in their one-on-one interviews, recording and dance practice sessions, and the filming of the music video for their pre-debut single “Dracula.”

Break barriers at the Smart 5G Experiential Zone in Molito, Alabang on Feb. 26 to 28

Get exclusive freebies, discounts on Smart 5G-certified phones   Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. is making it simpler and easier for subscribers to experience and enjoy next-level speeds at the Smart 5G Experiential Zone in Molito, Alabang on Feb. 26 to 28.   The first in a series of caravans around the country, the Smart 5G Experiential Zone features special discounts, rebates, and premium treats when you avail a Smart Signature 5G Plan.   Customers may also get exclusive freebies and as much as P2,000 discount on a variety of Smart 5G-certified phones including Samsung, Apple, Oppo, Huawei and Vivo.   

Enjoy Free Shipping, Cashback, and More at the 3.3 ShopeePay Cashless Festival

Shop, buy load, and pay bills with ShopeePay to grab exclusive deals and rewards this February 22-25, 2021 ShopeePay, an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services , launches the 3.3 ShopeePay Cashless Festival this February 22-25. Users who shop, buy load, and pay bills with ShopeePay can enjoy exclusive perks and rewards such as free shipping, ₱1 deals, load discounts, cashback, and more. Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines , said, “As the Philippines continues to transition into a cashless society, Shopee wants to further develop consumer confidence in digital payments, ensuring their experience is seamless, convenient, and rewarding. With the 3.3 ShopeePay Cashless Festival, Shopee aims to encourage Filipinos to fully embrace digital payments by providing them with incentives when they use ShopeePay, especially during the 3.3 - 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale.”

Got Globe Rewards Points? Yes, it’s good as cash!

  We often find creative yet practical ways to stretch our hard-earned cash, especially on essentials and emergencies. Did you know that each Globe Rewards point is as good as cash?   At One Point = One Peso, Globe Rewards gives you more buying power to enjoy more perks and benefits across several brands and merchants such as Grab Food, Lazada, Shopee, Zalora, and many more!   Apart from that, Rewards points may also be redeemed for life’s essentials such as health insurance for as low as 15 points, or GCash credits for as low as 10 points. Running low on load? Rewards points can also be converted into data promos for as low as 2 points for SURF100MB and SURF1GB for only 10 points.

How Smart made the new Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin TVC possible

      Last February 14, Smart delivered a video surprise that sent fans of power couple Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin into total K-lig frenzy. Like a climax to a trilogy that started with Hyun Bin’s Simple Smart Ako TVC last June to Son Ye Jin’s Smart Signature turn, the new Smart 5G campaign just made what seemed impossible, possible.             Subscribers and fans who did not give up on the social media hashtag #InSmartWeTrust finally got what they’ve been yearning for—a joint campaign top-billed Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin.            “Here at Smart, we always have the best interest of our customers at heart. So you can just imagine how we felt when fans of Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin flooded our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with requests, begging for a joint material featuring the pair. It may have taken a while but we felt it was worth the wait as the stars aligned for us to finally launch our new campaign last Valentine’s Day,” said Jane J. Basas, Smart SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless

REGINE PROMISES NEW REPERTOIRE AND SURPRISE GUEST IN "FREEDOM" CONCERT ON SKY PAY-PER-VIEW

  Catch it on February 28 commercial-free   and in high-definition        Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid promises fans a repertoire different from her past concerts along with a surprise guest who will join her for the very first time on stage this Sunday (February 28) as SKY airs her  "Freedom"  concert on SKY Pay-Per-View.   Regine expressed how excited she is for "Freedom" compared to her previous shows in the past. "I did a couple of online shows last year, but I am so eager with this one because the repertoire is different—different songs, different genres," she excitedly shared.      The concert is directed by Paolo Valenciano with musical direction from acclaimed musician Raul Mitra.    

Shopee Kicks Off 3.3 - 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale with its Newest Brand Ambassador, Willie Revillame

Catch Willie Revillame on Shopee's TV specials and enjoy free shipping, 20% cashback, and ShopeePay ₱ 1 deals at Shopee Philippines’ first mega sale of the year Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, proudly introduces Willie Revillame as its newest brand ambassador for the 3.3 - 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale, its first mega sale of the year. The partnership comes after several successful runs of Shopee TV specials hosted by the massively popular TV personality on GMA 7’s Wowowin: Tutok to Win. Together with Willie Revillame, Shopee invites Filipinos to enjoy weeks of promotions and prizes at the 3.3 - 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale.  Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines , said, “Shopee Philippines is excited to kick off the first mega sale of the year with its newest brand ambassador Willie Revillame, who is one of the country’s biggest TV icons. Kuya Wil, as he is fondly called by Filipinos, has brought joy to millions during these trying times with his fun-

MAULIK PAREKH REVEALS HOW TO THRIVE IN THE DIGITAL ERA IN DEBUT BOOK “FUTUREPROOF YOUR CAREER AND COMPANY”

Learn about artificial intelligence, digital natives, and the gig economy Businessman, angel investor, and highly sought-after keynote speaker Maulik Parekh addresses the three powerful trends artificial intelligence, digital natives, and the gig economy in his launching book “Futureproof Your Career and Company,” distributed by ABS-CBN Books.   Laden with stimulating anecdotes and remarkable stories told in the tone of a storyteller, the page-turning read offers actionable insights and proven steps on how companies and workers can stay afloat, ahead of the curve, and flourish in the future.

MORISSETTE, SAM CONCEPCION, CHRISTIAN BAUTISTA LEAD ‘FIRST NAME ANEW’ ON KTX.PH

  Streaming on February 27 and 28    The finest artists of Stages bring inspiration to Filipinos as they star in the reimagining of the first local Christian musical “First Name,”   titled  “First Name Anew,” this February 27 and 28 on  KTX.PH .         Morissette, Sam Concepcion, Aicelle Santos, Jett Pangan, Sheila Valderama-Martinez, Lance Busa, Bullet Dumas, Tim Pavino, Nanette Inventor, and Christian Bautista with Tippy Dos Santos are set to take on roles in the groundbreaking hit created by Freddie Garcia in 1988.         “The trials that we are all facing right now inspired all of us in Stages and Trumpets to spearhead the updating, refreshing of this material. After all through everything, there is indeed one One Name that we should count on,” says Audie Gemora. “Aside from that, we also want to pay tribute to this timeless work of our then resident creator Freddie Garcia, who passed on just recently.”    

MNL48 CROWNS THIRD GENERATION CENTER GIRL

  MNL48's Third General Election trends on Twitter...   The third time turned out to be a charm for 23-year-old Abelaine Trinidad as she was proclaimed the Third Generation Center Girl of MNL48 after she got the most number of votes in the MNL48 Third General Election, on "It's Showtime" today (February 20).    After finishing Rank 2 in the First General Election and Rank 3 in the Second General Election, Abby finally secured the Center Girl position to lead the Third-Year members this year. 

Midnight In A Perfect World might just be your ‘perfect pandemic flick’

Feeling distressed during these challenging times? The horror movie Midnight In A Perfect World , streaming on Upstream.ph until February 28, might just be the right antidote. Starring Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Glaiza de Castro, Anthony Falcon, Dino Pastrano, and Bing Pimentel, this new production from Globe Studios tells the story of how four friends try to find a safe house amid a mysterious citywide blackout.

FABULOUS FEB-IBIG SUNDAY CELEBRATION CONTINUES ON 'ASAP NATIN 'TO'

  Catch it live on the Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, and TV5   Viewers can expect a fabulous Feb-Ibig Sunday celebration this February 21 as "ASAP Natin 'To" continues to celebrate the love with world-class performances featuring the brightest Kapamilya stars and special guests.   The party vibes continue this Sunday as teen idols Kyle Echarri, Jin Macapagal, Vivoree Esclito, Kaori Oinuma, Aljon Mendoza, Karina Bautista, Jeremy Glinoga, Darren Espanto, and BINI take the limelight to entertain the crowd, while ASAP's young divas Elha Nympha, Janine Berdin, and Sheena sing the hits on stage.   It's also going to be a back-to-back comeback celebration as Riverdale's AC Bonifacio slays the dance floor with her moves, and Morisette steps in once more to sing her latest single, "Phoenix."  

Christian Bautista Sings For GMA's Newest KDrama

  GMA has brought to the Filipino audience the multi-awarded Korean Drama ‘The Romantic Doctor 2’ last February 8. Singing its theme song, Asia’s Romantic Balladeer, Christian Bautista shares his rendition of Silent Sanctuary’s 2007 hit ‘Ikaw Lamang’. His evocative take on this song will surely heighten the myriad of emotions that we will be getting from the highly anticipated show.

SARAH G’S “TALA: THE FILM CONCERT” TO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVELY ON KTX.PH, iWANTTFC, AND TFC IPTV ON MARCH 27

  Tickets go on sale today   Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo is back in the limelight as she treats fans to a one-night only event for “Tala: The Film Concert,” which will premiere worldwide on  KTX.PH , iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV on March 27 at 8 PM.   Named after her smash hit, the two-hour film will offer a live concert experience where fans will get to see the star perform 18 songs including her fresh interpretations of “Kilometro,” “Ikot-ikot” and “Isa Pang Araw.” A surprise guest will also be joining Sarah on stage for two special numbers.   Starting today (February 19) on  KTX.PH , viewers can purchase regular tickets for P1,500 and VVIP tickets for P3,000. VVIP ticket holders will be also treated to a special interaction segment with Sarah via Zoom.

"IBA YAN" HOLD WEBINAR FOR PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION

  Joining the webinar are TJ Manotoc, Antoinette Taus, Agot Isidro   Filipinos experiencing mental disorders can take comfort in the help that "Iba Yan" will bring them through a support training webinar which will be held after the program airs this Sunday (February 21).    Titled "May Kasama Ka," it will feature showbiz personalities and mental health advocates, TJ Manotoc, Antoinette Taus, and Agot Isidro, and  Bianca Gonzalez, who will host the event.       Representatives from the Department of Health and Philippine Mental Health are also attending the special webinar to further promote mental health awareness.