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Big, juicy, flavorful: that’s why Filipinos love the Jollibee Champ

The Jollibee Champ remains a favorite of many burger lovers Filipinos love to eat, and one of their favorite foods has to be a tasty and satisfying burger. Burgers are loved by many, especially when it’s big and beefy, because it gives the best taste and fills you up pretty fast.   While there are other big burgers around, one burger that has stood the test of time is the Jollibee Champ. Truly, the Champ is one iconic burger that real burger lovers will never stop craving for!  It’s not only big, but it’s also juicy and flavorful because of its outstanding and delicious 1/3-pound patty made with 100% pure beef. When you want a great burger, you can’t go wrong with the Champ.


  Following the footsteps of other members   One of "Team YeY's" members, Santino Juan Santiago, recently took the spotlight in the international theatre scene as he became one of the cast members in the recently-concluded run of the theatrical adaptation of Disney's animated hit "The Lion King" as Young Simba.       Santino was one of the two young Filipino talents featured in the ensemble of "The Lion King" as it performed for the first time in New Zealand at the Spark Arena in Auckland until July 18.       Aside from his portrayal as the younger version of Simba in "The Lion King," he was also known in the local theatre scene in productions such as "Rizal Behind Bars" and "Noli Me Tangere the Opera," and was recently nominated as Best Child Performer during the 2019 Aliw Awards.  

NETFLIX | On August 6th, music will bring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Zoe Saldaña, and Gloria Estefan together. ♫ #VivoMovie ♫

On August 6th, music will bring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Zoe Saldaña, and Gloria Estefan together in VIVO. Watch the trailer here About VIVO:  From Netflix and Sony Pictures Animation comes VIVO. This musically gifted kinkajou (aka a rainforest “honey bear”) embarks on the adventure of a lifetime to deliver a song to his cherished owner’s long-lost love, with the help of Gabi – an energetic tween who bounces to the beat of her own offbeat drum.


  A song of laughter on cheaters   “Idol Philippines” finalist FANA fully displays her edgy musicality in her debut single “ Tawa-Tawa ,” a spirited clapback aimed at those who repeatedly lie and cheat in relationships.   The song, released under Star Music, lyrically captures the emotions of someone who has reached her breaking point with a manipulative cheater. This moment of realization takes a sharp turn as the singer shifts to profess how the negative experience has now become a source of empowerment—to the point where she can just laugh about it. 

Experience the thrill of Netflix Original series 'Kingdom' with Smart Signature

Immerse yourself in the hit series in a specially themed online escape room experience.   As fans await the next installment of the hit Netflix original series Kingdom, the world’s leading entertainment service has given viewers a special treat by dropping “Kingdom: Ashin of the North,” a special episode spin-off that tells the origins of the resurrection plant and the story of the mysterious Ashin and her role in the tragic events.   For an even bigger treat and a unique experience, Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has teamed up with Mystery Manila to create a specially themed virtual escape room that transports subscribers to a world of unnatural plagues, political conspiracies, and all kinds of chaos found in the award-winning show.


Asian-American singer-songwriter Sam Hashimoto has dropped the R&B ballad “ You ,” an ode to the uncertainty of love yet expressing a great longing for the future.   “I had just started showing interest in someone. It was at the very early stage and nothing too serious, but there was the lingering feeling of ‘what if?’ so I decided to take that inspiration and put it in song form,” the Hawaiian native of Korean-Chinese-Japanese descent shared.   “You” was inspired by American artist Bruno Major’s incorporation of raw soul, according to Sam who was named Mr. Guam in 2017. The piano sound at the beginning followed by percussions helped build up the emotions Sam felt while composing this track.


Tommy, Osang, Vangie, Michael, Joseph, and many more also joining PH’s longest-running action-drama series   The most awaited reunion on television is finally happening as Julia Montes joins “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” to be Coco Martin’s new leading lady in the sixth year of the country’s longest-running action-drama series.   Dreamscape Entertainment confirmed the news on Friday (July 30) after it released on social media photos of the actress attending the show’s story conference and pictorial at ABS-CBN.   Julia and Coco’s TV reunion comes after years of clamor from fans to get them back together after their first pairing in the phenomenal TV drama “Walang Hanggan” in 2012.

Shopee Rolls Out New Features on Shopee Live to Help Sellers Boost Views and Increase Sales in time for the 8.8 Mega Flash Sale

Shopee introduces Livestream Flash Sale and In-app Business Insights features to help sellers maximize the Shopee Live experience Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches Livestream Flash Sale and In-app Business Insights features to help sellers gain more viewers and boost their sales during streaming sessions on Shopee Live.  Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines , said, “Shopee is excited to launch two new in-app features that aim to help our online sellers grow on our platform. Our sellers are a big part of our business, and we will continue to support them by providing the necessary tools to help them engage with their customers more. Shopee will continue to offer Filipinos a fun and interactive experience.”

HBO GO to Stream Award-Winning Mediacorp Titles for the First Time

Drama fans in eight territories across Asia will soon be able to catch intriguing, award-winning Singapore stories on HBO GO , as the premium content streaming platform acquires Mediacorp titles, Last Madame, Titoudao and The Little Nyonya , for its regional audience for the first time.   The three dramas, which share a common theme of women overcoming adversity during pre-independence Singapore, will be available to audiences in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. This will start with Last Madame and TiTouDao which will stream on HBO GO starting from 1 August, while The Little Nyonya will be available from 1 September.  


Are you as crazy over Chinese Dramas as we are? If the answer is a resounding YES, then be ready to get closer to your favorite C-Drama stars in a big way. WeTV, Tencent Video’s international video streaming platform, just revealed their four new global brand ambassadors – the super-talented and charismatic stars Dilraba, Xiao Zhan, Yang Mi, and Yang Yang. The new global ambassadors are no strangers to the entertainment industry, having appeared in some of the most successful and well-loved Chinese TV series, movies and programs.

5 tips to level up your content creation game with the realme 8

  The rise of popular social media apps like Instagram and TikTok means just about everyone can be a multimedia content creator if they want to, resulting in a lot more content to enjoy online. Because of this, content creation has become quite the passion for today’s generation, and realme, the number 1 smartphone brand in the Philippines, is committed to nurturing this passion and enabling the youth’s creativity.  While these social media apps make it easy for anyone to publish content for friends and followers, creating consistently beautiful images and videos—especially with only your smartphone—is something you’ll have to work a little harder to achieve. There’s no need to worry, though, because it’s not impossible to pull off with the realme 8 and its powerful photography features! 

NCCA SUDI Awards to honor outstanding contributions to Filipino music this August

NCCA SUDI Awards Technical Working Group and NCCA Secretariat L-R (Front): Ryan Cayabyab, Twinky D. Lagdameo, Isabelle Tee (Back) Mike L. Constantino, Bayang Barrios, Ma. Dinah Aguilar Remolacio, Noel Ferrer, Dr. Felipe de Leon, Jr., Nino Selibio, and Ferdinand Isleta Aiming to recognize outstanding contributions of Filipino musical works, creators, institutions, and researchers across genres and modes of productions with the highest standard and artistic excellence, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts is launching the 1 st NCCA SUDI Awards.   For its launch year, 2020, the SUDI Awards will recognize and honor the nineteen (19) most outstanding musical achievements (whether artist, musical piece, journal, music cultural worker, or music institution, but not limited to) that defined the last 20 years or past two decades.

Make watching Netflix and HBO GO a fun family activity with Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi’s HomeWATCH and HomeSTREAM15 promos

Ever wanted to discover the origin of the resurrection plant that turned the fictional citizens of medieval-inspired Joseon Netflix series into rabid zombies?  Or perhaps you’d want to watch the epic battle between two legendary titans to see who will come out on top as “Godzilla vs. Kong” premieres on HBO GO?   Whether you’re in for action or rom-coms films, you can catch the latest titles and stream on Netflix and HBO GO with the new HomeSTREAM15 from Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi. This is the new budget-friendly tack-on from Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi that lets customers watch trending and all-time favorite movies and series on Netflix and HBO GO.

Sarah Geronimo to sing this year’s Acer Day anthem

All eyes and ears on Acer as they welcome Sarah Geronimo as their newest celebrity ambassador. Everyone will definitely be in for a treat as the Popstar Royalty will be headlining their upcoming song for #AcerDay2021.   Acer’s biggest annual brand event is back, and this time it will be launched simultaneously across the Asia Pacific! The ICT giant is just getting started with the announcement of Sarah Geronimo as their newest family member. This leaves us wondering what else does Acer have up on their sleeve on this year’s Acer Day.  


  Watch with “HLY” cast this Saturday on Kapamilya Online Live  Is it still possible for single parents to find true love?  This is the question that ABS-CBN’s romantic-comedy series “Hoy, Love You!,” featuring the pairing of Joross Gamboa and Roxanne Guinoo-Yap, aims to answer as it starts airing this Saturday (July 31), 9:30 pm on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live (KOL), and A2Z.  The cast of the show will also be watching the pilot episode with surprises for viewers during the gap show for those tuned in on KOL. Joross and Roxanne bring back their loveteam to breathe life into the characters of single parents Jules and Marge, who both dream to provide a comfortable life for their children.  


  Andrea, Nash, Andi, Richard, and Vivoree will also appear in the series soon Kapamilya heartthrob Ian Veneracion will keep viewers guessing with his newest TV character as he joins the inspirational teleserye “Huwag Kang Mangamba” soon with Andi Abaya, Nash Aguas, Vivoree Esclito, Richard Quan, and Andrea del Rosario.   Ian, who remains with ABS-CBN, teased viewers about his character Elias and how he will significantly impact Mira’s (Andrea Brillantes) life along the way.   “I’m really excited for Elias to enter Mira’s life. But I cannot share if I will be her friend or enemy and if I have good or bad intentions. My character is a surprise so I’m excited for that,” he said in a script-reading video with the cast released by Dreamscape Entertainment today (July 28).


WarnerMedia is giving Filipinos another reason to celebrate as it announced today the premiere of ON THE JOB (# OTJonHBOGO) , a new HBO Asia Original series continuing the saga of Erik Matti’s 2013 film carrying the same name. The engrossing six-part hour-long crime thriller series will premiere globally and exclusively on HBO GO in September. Inspired by true events, select episodes from the series will play in Competition at the prestigious 78 th Venice Film Festival as On The Job: The Missing 8 in September. It is the only film from Asia out of the 21 international films in Competition at this year’s Venezia 78.   The series centres around crime syndicates that temporarily release contracted prison inmates to carry out political assassinations for those in power, except that the crime syndicates are run by politicians. The series also puts a spotlight on the real-world predicament concerning fake news and how easily truth can be manufactured and disseminated to the public in today

Piolo Pascual joins the Poten-Cee family

Poten-Cee strengthens its immunity proposition with the addition of the multi-awarded actor and health enthusiast Multi-awarded actor, singer, and health enthusiast  Piolo Pascual  joins  Poten-Cee Vitamin C’s family of A-list brand ambassadors as the latest endorser of  Poten-Cee + ZN and Poten-Cee + Zn Advance , the brand’s newest variants.¹ It is an endorsement that has long been waiting to happen, what with Piolo sharing a surname with the company’s founders and owners. While there is no relation, Pascual and the PascualLab Family share one thing in common – a love for life and passion for health.


  With slice of life songs about growing up Indie pop singer-songwriter SAB lets listeners in on her genuine experiences and candid musings on life, relationships, and humanity through her debut extended play (EP) record “Sunsets and Heaven,” released under Star Music.   “This EP focuses on the genuine experiences you get from making meaningful connections with yourself, family, friends, lovers, society and the world. By meeting people from different walks of life, you allow yourself to grow,” SAB said.


  Watch the finale first on iWantTFC…  The rivalry between Deib (Donny Pangilinan) and RJ (Jeremiah Lisbo) becomes even fiercer as they clash at the basketball championship between their schools while trying to win Max’s (Belle Mariano) heart, in the awaited finale of the top trending series “He’s Into Her,” which will stream on iWantTFC this Friday (July 29), and air on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z this Sunday (July 31).   At a chance meeting outside the school, RJ assured Max that he would never leave her again, especially now that not everything is going well with her new family and she continues to entertain the idea of going back to her old peaceful life in the province.  

Yeonjun of K-pop group TXT recommends Timmy Albert’s “FEELINGS”

Yeonjun is one-fifth of the Korean boy band Tomorrow x Together or more commonly known as TXT. During his livecast on July 21, 2021 he was asked about the songs he listens to these days and mentioned Timmy Albert’s single, “FEELINGS”.   “This is the song I found while shooting… I listened to this song, and I liked it so much.. Kian ‘Every Hour’ and ‘FEELINGS’ by Timmy Albert. Please try these songs. They are so good ” Yeonjun shared on VLive.  


  A song about letting go of one’s ego from Tarsier Records German singer-songwriter-producer  J. Niklas  conveys a man’s attempt to make an improved version of himself through his single “ Better Man ,” his first project under ABS-CBN’s Tarsier Records.   The 27-year-old’s new music drop takes off after his stint in “The Voice of Germany” in 2019, where he reached the ‘Sing Offs’ round of the competition. Since then, he has been inspired to create music of his own from the likes of Frank Ocean, Rex Orange County, and Mac Ayers.   “The first single of my upcoming EP is written, recorded, and produced by myself and of course the song means a lot to me,” Niklas shared.


Today sees rising star bbno$ [baby-no-money] release his brand-new single ‘ Edamame’ featuring Rich Brian , out via the bbno$ label in partnership with mtheory.   Listen to ‘Edamame’ here   Following the release of the infectious and highly lauded ‘wussup’ last month, bbno$ is back with another incredible new single ‘Edamame’ , lifted from his forthcoming album ‘Eat Ya Veggies’, due September 2021 . Collaborating with 88Rising’s Rich Brian , the track sees the duo effortlessly maintain an astonishing flow over an uptempo beat, all whilst continuing to flaunt their lavish lives and antics. With its horn section hook, thumping bassline and deftly delivered vocals, ‘ Edamame ’ is yet another impressive track to add to bbno$’s growing catalogue.


The reality dating series follows three women women (pictured here: Sarah Emig, CJ Franco and Nakia Renee) as they navigate the dating pool together with the hope of finding a lasting love connection. Watch trailer here HBO GO is kickstarting its repertoire of reality programs with HBO Max’s brand-new ten-episode reality dating series Fboy Island , premiering in Asia with three episodes on August 1 exclusively on HBO GO . New episodes will premiere same time as the U.S. with 3 episodes on August 5 and final 4 episodes on August 12.   Hosted by hit comedian and actress Nikki Glaser (“The Nikki Glaser Podcast,” nationwide comedy tour “One Night with Nikki Glaser”), the series follows three women as they move to a tropical island where they are joined by 24 men – 12 self-proclaimed “Nice Guys” looking for love, and 12 self-proclaimed “FBoys,” there to compete for cold, hard cash. The women will navigate the dating pool together with the hope of finding a lasting love connection. By the f

Shopee Rises Up the Ranks in YouGov’s Most Recommended Brands for 2021

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, ranks 5th on market research firm YouGov’s Most Recommended Brands 2021 List in the Philippines. The rankings are based on YouGov BrandIndex’s positive recommendation score, which measures the percentage of a brand’s customers who recommend it to a friend or colleague. The latest rankings show the brands with the highest average recommended score from June 2020 to May 2021. Shopee also takes the top spot in the YouGov Recommend Top Improvers 2021 in the Philippines, going up from 71.9 in the previous year to 79.5. 


Viewers at home can make their voices heard and win exciting prizes while watching “It’s Showtime” when they join its newest interactive game segment, “Madlang Pi-Poll,” starting this Saturday (July 24).   While tuning in to the live segment, viewers can join the game by using their laptop or mobile device, logging on to the link or URL that the hosts will flash on-screen, and answer the game’s poll-based questions.


  The empowerment anthem will also be recorded in Bahasa, Thai, Japanese, and Spanish   BINI’s empowering debut single can now be enjoyed in every mood with the release of the “Born to Win” Maxi Single, a special collection of the bouncy electro-pop track’s instrumental renditions.   On the EP, “Born to Win” has been reworked into a Latin number with pulsing horns and percussion-heavy arrangement, a party-ready EDM tune, and an exquisite string quartet piece. BINI rocked to these tracks on “The Runway,” the first part of group’s launch event where they wore the collection that designer Francis Libiran especially created for them.

5 Easy Ways to Become A Smart Shopper on Shopee

Shopee Cares PH shares how you can enjoy a seamless, rewarding, and safe shopping experience on Shopee Most of us discovered the joy and convenience of shopping online during the past year. But are you truly maximizing your online shopping experience? Online shopping is now an indispensable part of our daily lives, and we owe it to ourselves to develop a better understanding of online shopping platforms and services. Our hard-earned money is at stake, after all! However, navigating e-commerce platforms and services can get overwhelming. To guide you on your journey to becoming a smarter shopper, Shopee Cares PH, Shopee’s new dedicated customer service platform, shares tips regarding common issues online shoppers deal with, in areas such as logistics, safety, and authenticity:  


  Following the success of her self-love anthem “Ako Naman Muna” released under Star Music, Rising TikTok star Angela Ken has dropped the new “ Ako Naman Muna (English Version) .”     The latest rendition was a product of popular demand, especially since the original version has so far garnered a combined total of 11 million views on YouTube for its lyric and music videos and 17.3 million plays on Spotify, even climbing the number 1 spot of the platform’s “Viral 50 Philippines” and “Viral 50 Global” playlists.

LCF announces CSR Guild Awards winners

The League of Corporate Foundations (LCF), a network of the largest operating and grant-making corporate foundations and corporations in the Philippines, has named the winners of this year’s CSR Guild Awards for most outstanding projects across different categories.    The 2021 CSR Guild Awards, held this year via a virtual ceremony, recognizes best practices in the field of CSR and is part of the celebration of LCF’s 25th founding anniversary. 

Angeline Quinto is the Face of Ayesha's Beauty Products

Hit single "Patuloy ang Pangarap" inspires CEO Every word of Angeline Quinto’s song “Patuloy ng Pangarap” served as a motivation and inspiration to Armie Rosale Agmata, CEO of Ayesha’s Beauty Products (ABP), as she put up her own beauty line with nothing but a small capital and a big dream. In just four years, her beauty products are now available nationwide and Angeline, who used to serve only as an inspiration, is now her newest endorser.

TNT finalist Julius Cawaling works with Ireland-based songwriter for his debut record “Ikaw Pa Rin”

A solid partnership between a singer and a songwriter has time and again proven to be a healthy link towards delivering a record that spells magic. Bring into the table the backing of a management that believes in the talent of a race known the world over for balladry and musicality and the result is a potential hit song introducing a voice that long deserved to be in digital music platforms. “Ikaw Pa Rin,” set for release on July 23, is the debut single of Julius Cawaling, a grand finalist of ABS-CBN’s Tawag Ng Tanghalan Season 3 who pleased TV viewers with his commendable renditions of familiar chart toppers and classics. It’s a track penned by Ireland-based Nathaniel Cabanero whom Julius has been collaborating with by way of digital technology.

GVBOYS reaches close to 1M views in just two episodes

Because life can be overwhelming, we need every bit of fun we can get. This is the heart and soul of the Puregold Channel. Its concept, which  combines shopping and entertainment, brings fun and happiness to Filipino households in these challenging times. "GVBOYS: Pangmalakasang Good Vibes" is Puregold Channel's first digital series with eight  episodes and two specials. True to its title, the series is filled with good vibes and Puregold  Channel subscribers and followers have enjoyed the first two episodes so much that the combined views on the Facebook page and YouTube channel have already surpassed 900,000!

Finale of hit Kdrama “At a Distance, Spring is Green” is Now Streaming at iQiyi &

  Series included in South Korea’s Trending Dramas List and in Top Ten Trending Drama Keywords List for five weeks in a row   Park Ji-hoon, Kang Min-ah, and Bae In-hyuk create a triple treat in “At A Distance, Spring is Green” with their palpable chemistry, giving the audience a lot of reasons to root for in the series’ concluding episodes, now streaming at iQiyi and     Sweeping the Southeast Asian market with his boy-next-door charisma, Park Ji Hoon who debuted with boy band Wanna One, stars in this coming-of-age Kdrama after his role in the recent hit “Love Revolution”.  Ji-hoon continues to hit high marks along with Kang Min-ah (“True Beauty”) and Bae In-hyuk (“My Roommate is a Gumiho”) in “At A Distance, Spring is Green” as the series made it in South Korea’s Trending Dramas List and in the Top Ten Trending Drama Keywords List five weeks in a row.  Furthermore, after broadcasting on iQiyi in 191 countries and regions, “At a Distance, Spring is Green” even made it to the to


  “It’s A Small World” premieres on August 1   Take a step into YouTube sensation Small Laude’s fabulous world in her very first TV show on cable.  This funny and exuberant socialite-turned-influencer will showcase her unique take on living large which starts with a great sense of humor. Watch out for “It’s A Small World” which will premiere this August on Metro Channel.   Manila’s beloved entrepreneur and homemaker, Small has been taking her loyal followers along on her adventures online via her  Instagram  account and  YouTube channel . With her irrepressible zest for life, along with her eye for beauty and fashion, she fits right at home on the Kapamilya lifestyle channel.

Mental Health Matters: Kylie Versoza and KonsultaMD partner for mental wellness

  Mental health matters. This is why KonsultaMD named Kylie Versoza, Mental Health Matters (MHM) founder and 2016 Miss International winner, as its champion for mental health. The partnership aims to provide mental health support and awareness to more Filipinos.   The feeling of being alone is normal, especially when faced with extreme challenges such as a pandemic. However, with the help of friends, colleagues and partners like MHM and KonsultaMD, Filipinos need not fight this battle alone.

Visa’s Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 campaign for Shopee launches in the Philippines

Visa, Worldwide Sponsor of the Olympic Games, today announced the launch of their Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 campaign in the Philippines. The promotion will run from July 20 to August 8.From July 20 to 23, all Visa cardholders, including credit, debit and prepaid cardholders in the Philippines will be entitled to participate in the campaign by spending a minimum of 2,000 Philippine pesos on their Visa cards at all local merchants on Shopee. 

*Date Announcement and New Clip featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda’s original song “Keep the Beat”* - VIVO Debuts Globally on Netflix August 6th

Director: Kirk DeMicco Writers: Kirk DeMicco, Quiara Alegría Hudes Story By: Peter Barsocchini and Quiara Alegría Hudes Producers: Lisa Stewart, p.g.a.; Michelle L.M. Wong, p.g.a.; Rich Moore Original Songs By: Lin-Manuel Miranda Executive Producers: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laurence Mark, Louis Koo Tin Lok, Alex Lacamoire Score By: Alex Lacamoire


  Island pop artist Inigo Pascual and record producer Moophs are sharing more good vibes through the catchy song “ Araw Mo ,” their first all-Filipino track collaboration.   To be released this Friday (July 23), “Araw Mo” is about hope for the future and the love that inspires that hope.   Inigo’s performance of the latest Tarsier Records release aims to bring out fervor and excitement as he sings along to the groovy anthem, "Ito ang araw mo (This is your day!)"

Justin Bieber Becomes Youngest Soloist Ever to Reach 100 Billboard Hot 100 Hits, As 'Stay' Debuts

His latest, with The Kid LAROI, grants him his 100th entry at 27 years, four months and three weeks of age.     Justin Bieber  makes history as the youngest solo artist ever to reach 100 career entries on the  Billboard Hot 100  songs chart, notching his milestone 100th on the July 24-dated list as "Stay," with The Kid LAROI,  launches  at No. 3.