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  SB19 guests in 'Aja! Aja! Tayo Sa Jeju' Finale       A concert and more sight-seeing adventures await chingus and virtual travelers alike as the Ajakada of Donny Pangilinan, Kristel Fulgar, Shine Kuk, and Robi Domingo gear up for the finale of "Aja! Aja! Tayo sa Jeju" this June on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, and iWantTFC.   The Filipino community in Jeju Island are getting a rare treat as the Ajakada performs in a huge concert together with the Billboard-nominated boy group SB19, who will sing their hit song "Go Up."     The Ajakada will spend their last days in Jeju by going tangerine picking as they head back to Seoul.  Meanwhile, they will head to the official residence of South Korea's head of state in the Blue House to experience more of Korea's lively culture as they go to the renowned cultural exhibition space K-Style Hub right before flying back to Manila. 

C-Lium Fibre and Solenn Heusaff Bolzico tie up to promote daily fiber supplementation

The top-of-mind fiber supplement adds a new twist and flavors to promoting digestive health through fiber intake Top-of-mind fiber supplement CRX C-Lium Fibre jump-starts the mid-year with a new campaign and endorser, adding a new twist to fiber supplementation and how daily fiber intake can support digestive health, among other benefits. START YOUR DAY RIGHT With the tagline, “Start Your Day Right”, C-Lium Fibre teaches Filipinos, especially those who have digestive issues, to start a daily morning habit of taking fiber from food and supplements. C-Lium Fibre husk format is made from 100% natural psyllium fiber. Psyllium Fibre has both soluble and insoluble fiber that together, produce a dual cleansing action: 1. soluble fiber helps absorb bad cholesterol, excess fats, and sugar, and 2. insoluble fiber helps sweep them out of the body. ¹ Recommended intake is once a day during breakfast.


  Watch on the Kapamilya Channel and A2Z  Maris Racal, Cris Villanueva, Pepe Herrera, Kim Molina, Awra Briguela, and Jaya star in the country’s longest-running drama anthology “MMK” as it brings fresh and memorable stories of love and parenting this June.  In its first offering this June 5, Kim Molina and Pepe Herrera play lovers who will prove that one's status in life is not the basis of choosing who to fall in love with. See how Rose (Kim), an engineer, and JR (Pepe), a tricycle driver, fell for each other and what struggles they faced in their relationship.     Maris Racal and Cris Villanueva, on the other hand, topbill “MMK”’s Father's Day special this June 12 and 19. For 20 years, all Jai (Maris) wanted was to find her father. Even if her mother and stepfather love her, she still feels an emptiness in her life. When she found work as a crew in delivery service, she used the opportunity to search for her father while working.  


  About feeling lost in a moving world   Up-and-coming artist Recio expresses the familiar feeling of being adrift and isolated in a constantly moving world in his debut release under Tarsier Records, “ Tired Eyes .”   Written and produced by Recio himself, “Tired Eyes” is reflective of his personal feelings during the quarantine.   “I realized through talking to my friends, that a lot of us are tired of the current condition of studying and working in the online setting. We were all shoved into a system we were unfamiliar with, which resulted in a startling decline in everyone’s morale,” he explained.


  For a chance to be part of Jeepney TV’s newest show!   Talented netizens who aspire to exhibit their unique or hidden skills now have a chance to be a part of Jeepney TV’s newest digital campaign, “Kumu’s Greatest Show (KGS)."   The contenders will get a chance to be hailed as the first-ever KGS grand champion who will win P100,000 worth of cash prize and appear in various Kapamilya programs and  FYE Channel  livestreams on Pinoy community app kumu.   Everyone aged 18 years old and above—regardless of nationality and residence—is welcome to join by doing public livestreams using their kumu account and collecting either of the ‘Play Pa More!’ and ‘1Minute Pa More!’ virtual gifts from their viewers.

What makes Maja Salvador an artist unlike any other?

How Maja goes all out in everything she does in her showbiz career Maja Salvador is unlike any other. The actress, dancer, singer, and host has done it all—over the course of almost 20 years in Philippine showbiz, she’s entertained millions in every imaginable way, even going viral at times. Maja’s skills and talents have reached legendary status at this point. Her range is versatile, seamlessly and effortlessly shifting from dramatic to comedic, making audiences feel a wide variety of emotions with the intensity of her performances. These acting chops have earned her a multitude of awards both local and international, such as Best Actress awards in the Gawad Urian, Asian Academy Creative Awards, Asia Contents Awards, and the Busan International Film Festival. She’s also a total package as an entertainer, being able to captivate fans with her singing and dancing.


  Wins brand new house and lot and P1 million   Klarisse de Guzman was hailed the Grand Winner of “Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 3” after receiving the highest score in The Grand Showdown, which aired on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z channel 11 on May 29 and May 30.   After a jaw-dropping performance as Patti LaBelle, the Soul Diva garnered a score of 90 percent based on combined accumulated scores and public votes to lead all celebrity performers in the hit Kapamilya celebrity musical impersonation competition.   “Sobrang ‘di po ako makapaniwala kasi sobrang tagal ko nang pinangarap na makahawak ng trophy as a title,” said Klarisse, who went home with a trophy, P1 million, and a brand new house and lot from Lessandra as the season’s champion.

First Look at The Cast and Poster of the New WeTV Original Kilig Series “Boyfriend #13”

 Are you still in search of the one? Have you ever wondered about what’s written in the stars when it comes to love? That is the question on everyone’s mind in the new WeTV Original romantic comedy series, Boyfriend #13 , coming to the streaming service this June.     In Boyfriend #13, Sue Ramirez plays Kim , a twentysomething modern girl with some pretty old school beliefs. Her every move is calculated to deliberately avoid misfortune and ensure that her life is as close to perfect by letting her many superstitions or " pamahiin " guide her way. Reading her daily horoscope, wearing lucky charms to ward off bad luck, and regularly consulting fortune tellers are some of Sue’s favorite go-to’s to being happy.   When she meets the tall and charming Don , played by JC De Vera, all signs indicate that he is her destiny. Sue devises a plan with her officemate Bob (JC Santos) to evade this misfortune. But how does she really escape it when it's fate?


  Twenty-five-year old beatboxer Jessie Pascua a.k.a. ‘The Ihaws of Us’ was named the first-ever ultimate grand champion of “It’s Showtime’s” “Versus” talent competition after getting the most votes from the judges in “Versus: The Grandshowpresa,” on Friday (May 28).   Jessie was picked to win by two of the four celebrity judges – Darren Espanto and Angelica Panganiban – after beatboxing an entire party remix, using different body parts to showcase a variety of sounds, and playing a harmonica.    Jessie, who hails from Meycauyan, Bulacan, took home the grand trophy and won P100,000. His co-contenders ‘Christorpe Reeve’ (Jestoni Rubantes), ‘Otso Gwapito’ (Jericho Ayala), and ‘Siyam Milby (Larry Into)’ each took home P20,000.

Jayda releases new single “M.U.”

“M.U.” is a colloquial acronym that stands for ‘ Malabong Usapan ,’ and is the focal point of the song which addresses the importance of asserting security in a romantic relationship.    Saying no to ‘ malabong   usapan ’   Jayda makes a bold statement against lack of label in relationships in her latest single “M.U.,” released under Star Music.   “M.U.” is a colloquial acronym that stands for ‘ Malabong Usapan ,’ and is the focal point of the song which addresses the importance of asserting security in a romantic relationship. “’M.U.’ is about knowing what you want, what you deserve, knowing your worth and what you DON’T want in a relationship. It’s all about wanting clarity,” Jayda stressed.

6 Reasons to Go on a Shopping Spree at Shopee’s 6.6 - 7.7 Mid-Year Sale

Until July 7, enjoy exclusive promos, get the chance to win prizes, and more!   If you love online shopping, we’ve got great news for you: at Shopee’s 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale , you can grab plenty of exciting deals! From May 25 until July 7, you can enjoy your dose of retail therapy while saving money on all your purchases, thanks to all the promos and discounts Shopee offers. For instance, you can claim free shipping vouchers, redeem coins cashback, and even win ShopeePay credits. Here are a few reasons to check out Shopee’s 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale:


  Chasing the post-party bliss in 4 electronic dance tracks DJ-producer Arthur Tan has dropped the “ After the Party ” electronic play (EP), a coming-of-age in the big city account reminiscent of his post-night-outs in New York City and Manila.   The artist, known for his penchant for dreamy dance music, was inspired to produce four nostalgic electronic house tracks that manifest post-party ‘feels’ that people long for these days.      “I really wanted to capture the story of how I felt during those post-club parties, hence the EP is called ‘After the Party,’” he said. “ I also wanted to release the EP now because I feel like it’s the type of dance music that people may need at the moment, with everything that’s going on .”

Content niches, unexpected results: Globe Studios catering to Filipinos’ evolving needs

New platforms that provide consumers with new ways to satiate their need for fresh content have emerged over the pandemic. The shift in consumer behavior prompted Globe Studios, Globe’s entertainment production company, to leverage its niche and ride on this new wave of opportunity.   Quark Henares, Globe Studios Head, shared that going along such a direction allows the group greater flexibility in its content offerings, especially in this time of great uncertainty. Henares was one of the panelists in a recent webinar presented by the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) entitled “Demanding Content – What Do Filipinos Want?”

6 Binge-Worthy Shows and Movies to Watch

Wind down after a long week by streaming these titles on HBO GO Looking forward to a lazy, relaxing weekend? Snuggle up in bed, light some scented candles, grab your favorite snacks, and pick out a show or movie!  This weekend, find comfort in rewatching your old faves or joy in discovering new ones. Whether you’re into comedy, action, sci-fi, or fantasy, you’ll definitely find a show that suits your taste on streaming service HBO GO.  We understand decision paralysis, so we’ve narrowed it down for you. Below, we’ve got six of the best shows and movies to stream this weekend : 

Kim Molina Explores Love Without Feelings in ANG BABAENG WALANG PAKIRAMDAM

Saktan mo ako, please! Once in our life we all wished to not feel pain, physically or emotionally. But what if you were born to not feel any pain? “Jowable”, “Paglaki Ko Gusto Kong Maging Pornstar” and “Tililing” Director Darryl Yap once again introduces us to an unknown world in his new movie ANG BABAENG WALANG PAKIRAMDAM, starring the multi-talented actress, singer and host, Kim Molina and comedian Jerald Napoles.

Internationally acclaimed rapper Shanti Dope continues to soar high with his brand new single “Peekaboo”

  The country’s Rap Phenom is unstoppable in making waves and imprinting his own brand of music in the local and international scene. Internationally acclaimed hiphop artist Shanti Dope continues to soar high when he hit the global spotlight three times since his debut. In 2018, Disney star Sabrina Carpenter teamed up with the young rap star for “Almost Love.” Following this success, his most-talked about single “Amatz” - a song that made quite a headline when it was first released in 2019, reached international fame when it was featured in the premiere season of Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and the Winter Soldier earlier this year. Just months after this headline, this same song continued to add laudation among his many milestones as it emerged in Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart on number 10.  


  Transformations, surprises await viewers in The Grand Showdown   After 12 weeks of amazing transformations, the celebrity performers of “Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 3” will face-off for the final time in The Grand Showdown, hosted by Luis Manzano, that will air LIVE this Saturday (May 29) and Sunday (May 30) on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z channel 11.   Christian Bables, CJ Navato, Geneva Cruz, the iDolls, Klarisse de Guzman, Lie Reposposa, and Vivoree Esclito will enter the iconator again for a chance to win a trophy, brand new house and lot, and P1 million, but this time they will come out as the music icon of their choice. 


  Featuring 8 self-penned tracks on love and heartbreak   Singer-songwriter Trisha Denise is set to release her full-length album “Piece of the Puzzle” this Friday (May 28), featuring eight original tracks that boldly present her true form and maturity as an artist.   Its title track “Piece of the Puzzle,” according to the DNA Music artist, was partly inspired by people’s tendency to judge someone based only on what they see on social media.   “Today, when people see posts on social media, they will immediately resort to bashing in the comments. It’s sad that it happens even when people don’t really know the whole story,” she shared. “No one has the license to define us after seeing a piece of our puzzle.” 

Meet the Newest Superstar Maker: PoPinoy, Set to Unleash the Pop Icons of this Generation

The newest show on TV5, PoPinoy, proves that Filipino talents can give foreign bands a run for their money. Not convinced? Catch the primer on June 6, Sunday, 8PM on TV5, a week before its grand launch on June 13, Sunday, hosted by Maine Mendoza, The Phenomenal Star, and Paolo Ballesteros, The King of Transformation, no less. Witness how up and coming boy bands and girl groups vie for the top spot to be the ultimate Pinoy Pop idols in this parallel competition. Yes, scoot over and make room, K-pop stars, because big P-Pop talents are ready to take center stage.


With a same-day broadcast on HBO at 9 PM           Legions of Filipino “Friends” fans who have been waiting for stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer to reunite can take heart as the much-talked-about “Friends: The Reunion” unscripted special streams this Thursday, May 27 at 3.01 PM on HBO GO via SKY, the same time as the U.S.  With a same-day broadcast on HBO at 9 PM, the gang of six returns to the show’s original soundstage on the Warner Bros. Studio lot in Burbank, California to bring laughter and tears to an entire generation of fans.    


  More teleseryes, never-before-seen DonBelle videos   Filipinos around the world will continue to enjoy binge-worthy entertainment and swoon-worthy love stories as ABS-CBN and Star Cinema give free access to 12 movies   via YouTube Super Stream.   Join a life-changing road trip in “Love You to the Stars and Back,” where Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia pick up memorable life and love lessons along the way.


  Bringing Darna, Captain Barbell, and Lastikman into the game Rules of Survival (ROS), the prevalent Battle Royale PC game developed by NetEase, has teamed up with the Philippines’ Ravelo Komiks Universe (RKU) in bringing three major comics characters Darna, Captain Barbell, and Lastikman into the game.   The two-week licensed mobile game collaboration event was launched simultaneously today (May 26) in the Philippines and Cambodia.   By completing several missions in the specific training manual, ROS players can claim the free RKU superheroes’ iconic costumes and draw themed items and emoji for free from playing lottery events.

Brother products win in the 2021 iF Design Awards

Continuing its 14-year streak of design excellence, Brother Industries, Ltd. has won big in the 2021 iF DESIGN AWARDS, taking home five recognitions for its various products and electronics.   The iF DESIGN AWARDS is an independent design competition organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH, and one of the most celebrated and valued symbols of design excellence in the world, with around 10,000 submissions from 60 countries.


  Funniest videos to be included on “Good Vibes with Edu”   Filipinos can help breed positivity and fun with Edu Manzano by joining the “ Share the Good Vibes Viewer Promo ” where the best videos will be featured on the Metro Channel show “Good Vibes with Edu.”   Viewers can share witty jokes, cheerful news, and humorous antics for a chance to be included on the future episodes of “Good Vibes with Edu” which will surely bring good vibes to the world.   “Good Vibes with Edu” is a weekly half-hour talk show hosted by Edu where he connects with his guests virtually and engages them in fun-filled casual conversations.


  Drops “Fix Me” music video    International singing sensation Jake Zyrus has released the music video for “Fix Me”—a song that speaks about wanting to ‘fix’ his own anxiety issues—now streaming on  Apple Music  and  Star Music YouTube channel .   “’Fix Me’ is very personal to me, there are times that I would be asking my partner, ‘do I deserve love?’ I still feel that especially when I’m triggered and every time I sing or hear it, nakaka-relate talaga ako,” he said.     The project also allowed him to go back to his pop R&B roots and showcase his falsetto voice anew.   “I started as a pop R&B singer so I thought it’d be nice to release something like that, something that people are familiar with,” Jake shared, revealing that he was excited to sing in falsetto for the song, which he has not done in a long time after his transition.   The “Fix Me” MV features the Kapamilya artist in an entrancing setting that gives a peek into his choreographed moves amidst a fresh tune. Edrex

Get Lucky, Win Big, and Team Up with Celebrities on TV5’s Newest Game Show

Yassi Pressman is the new face of Philippine game shows with Rolling In It Philippines, brought together by TV5, Cignal TV, and VIVA Entertainment. Are you ready to roll the coin, push your luck, and become the next millionaire -- all this while playing with a celebrity? Well then, it’s time to take your chance at a game show where anything can change at the drop of a coin, literally. TV5 and Cignal TV Inc. are proud to present Rolling In It Philippines — a game of luck, mind, and strategy — the local adaptation of the United Kingdom’s number one game show in 2020.  Produced by VIVA Entertainment, Rolling In It Philippines debuts on Philippine television on June 5 hosted by British-Filipina model and actress Yassi Pressman. Pressman, fresh off the success of her acting stint in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano , goes back to her hosting roots and is now taking centerstage as the game show’s host. 


  A fresh take on the inspiring anthem “Raise Your Flag”   Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is set to release “R.Y.F,” her own version of the rousing hymn “Raise Your Flag”—magnifying the song’s uplifting message beyond the world of pageantry.   “It's not just about a Filipina who raised our flag on the Universe stage. It's about all of our journeys, believing in ourselves, and standing up for what is right,” Catriona said.   Originally slated for 2020, Catriona believes now is the perfect time to release “R.Y.F,” since its theme is more significant than ever amidst today’s trials. “That message is so relevant today and, now more than ever, I believe we need the courage to raise our voice for the collective benefit of others,” she added.

Part 5 of the iconic series will be released in two volumes, on September 3 and December 3, 2021

  Netflix has revealed the release date for the final season of the series Money Heist . The most famous heist in history will come to an end in two installments of five episodes each: volume 1 will be released on September 3 and volume 2 will be released on December 3, 2021. “When we began to write Part 5 in the midst of the pandemic, we felt that we had to change what was expected from the ten-episode season and used every tool we could to create the sensation of a season finale or series finale in the first volume itself. We decided to work in an extremely aggressive genre, putting The Gang on the ropes. In volume 2, we focus more on the emotional situation of the characters. It is a journey across their sentimental map that connects us directly to their departure,” said Álex Pina, the show’s creator.

GMovies, Upstream give Filipinos a rocking good time at the Glastonbury Festival

  Filipinos longing for the thrill of live bands and musical performances got a treat from Globe, bringing the world-famous Glastonbury Festival live at Worthy Farm in partnership with Karpos Multimedia and exclusively streamed through GMovies and Upstream last Sunday, May 23.   This is the first-ever global livestream event and Globe made sure that it was able to bring this one-of-a-kind experience to its customers.   Filmed across the Festival’s Worthy Farm site at landmarks such as the Pyramid Field and the Stone Circle, the five-hour musical extravaganza was headlined by none other than British rock band, Coldplay.

realme hailed no.1 smartphone brand in the PH for Q1 2021

How this 'young' brand gained the trust and loyalty of Filipinos in just three years realme, a three-year-old brand continues to strengthen its foothold in the Philippine smartphone market as it once again takes the No. 1 spot in the Top smartphone vendors for Q1 2021. The fast-rising tech brand first achieved this position back in Q3 2020, just two years after the brand's entry in the market in late 2018. Data from several research firms underscore realme’s remarkable growth and market leadership during this quarter. Canalys reports a 23% unit share for the brand, driven by a 95% annual growth. In addition, realme also takes the no. 1 spot in a separate report by IDC, accounting for 21.3% of total market share. The report notes that this position is highlighted by the opening of new realme stores in the first quarter of 2021 further expanding the brand's channel reach in high growth potential areas outside of Manila.

Hang out with the Smart Barkada LIVE on Facebook and Kumu on May 27

Join the Smart Barkada as they share their passions and stories this Thursday Here’s your chance to interact with your favorite Barkada at the ‘Smart Barkada Hangout’ live on Kumu and Smart’s official Facebook account on May 27, Thursday at 8 p.m. Catch Donny and Hannah Pangilinan, Jayda Avanzado, Michael Pacquiao, AC Bonifacio, and Inigo Pascual as they share their passions and stories on how they cultivate their love for music, dance, and inspire others to do the same. The Hangout will also feature collab performances that you shouldn't miss!

Online classes lead college student to win P10 Million in Smart GigaMania Promo

  Hours spent on online classes led a 19-year-old criminology student from Ilocos Norte to win P10 million, the grand prize of Smart's GigaMania Promo.   A loyal Smart subscriber since his high school days, the student had the faintest idea that his regular top-ups of GIGA promos for his college studies would be his ticket to a life-changing sum for his family. A 19-year-old criminology student from Vintar, Ilocos Norte wins the P10 million grand prize in the recently concluded Smart GigaMania. Through the promo, Smart gave away P30 million worth of prizes and weekly freebies from December to April 2021 as a way of giving back to loyal and new subscribers. To know more about Smart's exclusive promos and perks, download the GigaLife App on Google Play Store, Apple App Store, and  Huawei  Mobile Services.

realme PH achieves record-breaking first-day sales for 8 series; over 26,000 Filipinos ‘capture infinity’

The no. 1 smartphone brand in the Philippines seals its sales leadership yet again with impressive launch of the realme 8 and realme 8 Pro   realme solidifies its leadership in smartphone sales once again after the first day sale of the largely anticipated realme 8 Series on May 22. The country’s no. 1 smartphone brand for Q1 2021 according to research firms Canalys and IDC managed to win over the hearts and trust of over 26,000 Filipinos who put in orders for its latest smartphone offering.   The realme 8 Series was officially revealed to the public via a special livestream featuring Kathryn Bernardo on May 11 on the realme Philippines Facebook page and YouTube channel. Since then, the brand has generated a staggering amount of pre-orders for the realme 8 series. The success of the realme 8 Series can be attributed to the elevated features of the realme 8 and the realme 8 Pro, both capturing the passions and interests of the brand’s young, digital-savvy demographic. One such passion i


Guidicelli power couple fans have something exciting to check out on Sunday mornings as Sarah and Matteo lend their voice to the new theme song of  G Diaries , now on its eighth season. The song Sarah and Matteo interpret,  “Change the World Together”  is written and composed by Jenie Chan, and is also the title of  G Diaries  Season 8. G Diaries  is a multi-awarded TV program produced by ABS-CBN Foundation which features stories of love, hope and cooperation among local communities, and promotes advocacies on environment protection, child rights and development, area development, and sustainable  ecotourism , among others.

Sam Cruz drops debut single “Train Of Thought”

Up-and-coming artist Sam Cruz just dropped her debut single  “Train Of Thought”  under Universal Records. Her latest pop single narrates how having feelings for someone can make you lose yourself. She described  “Train of thought”  as “… basically about love and how this girl talks about how a guy makes her feel something special.”  Sam is yet to announce the release date of her single’s official music video.


  Tickets are available worldwide via iWantTFC   Concert King Martin Nievera and Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha are gearing up for a grand vocal extravaganza in their star-studded digital concert titled “New Day” happening this June 6 at 11 AM and 8 PM (Manila time) on iWantTFC.   At-home concertgoers can expect Martin and Lani to perform songs about hope and love, as well as exciting performances by their special guests, OPM hitmakers Rey Valera, Nonoy Zuniga, and Marco Sison.


Young singer-songwriters Angela Ken and SAB are dropping two new original songs “Kontrol” and “Cancelledt” along with previously released singles “Panaginip” by Kyle Echarri and “Umaga” by Arvey for the original soundtrack (OST) of the upcoming anthology series “Click, Like, Share.”   Kyle’s 2020 single “ Panaginip ” which he also wrote and co-produced will be the theme song of the first episode “Reroute” starring Kyle himself.   Star Music artist SAB—with songwriting credits from her music releases “Always Stay The Same,” “Dancing in the Dark,” and “She”—will debut her self-penned track “Cancelledt” for the second episode with the same title starring Francine Diaz.


  “Tawag ng Tanghalan” quarter finals at “Versus” grand finals   “It’s Showtime” is serving up back-to-back competitions highlighting Filipino talent from Monday to Saturday (May 24 to 29) as it sets the stage for the “Versus” grand finals and “Tawag ng Tanghalan” quarter finals on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and Kapamilya Online Live on Facebook and YouTube.   Viewers will surely find one to root for in “Versus: The Grand Showpresa,” where 16 acts with unique skills and impressive talent will compete to entertain the madlang people. One winner will be named each day and on Friday, only four of them will remain and fight for the championship.