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Multi-talented artist, CJ Navato, releases his second self-written single entitled “In My  Imagination.” The song talks about the survival of a relationship—one that is almost falling apart. It’s about  fighting for love, choosing to stay together, learning from mistakes, and making things work. The  music has an alternative vibe with an undeniable touch of blues rock. Compared to Anumang  Dulo, CJ’s first self-written single, In My Imagination embodies a more mature take on love and  relationships. It shows how the artist is also growing in his songwriting craft. CJ Navato is an actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. His footprint in the industry goes back to  2004 when he joined Star Circle Quest: Kids Edition. As an actor, he appeared in various  television shows such as Goin’ Bulilit, Maalaala Mo Kaya, Wansapanataym, and Luv U; and  movies such as Pagpag: Siyam Na Buhay and Class of 2018. As a performer, he joined It’s  Showtime’s Tawag ng Tanghalan as a celebrity contender, and a c


Success is fickle minded.  We have seen many one hit wonders rise and fall out of the limelight since they can only do, well, only one hit. But to continually attain success is a sign of dedication and love for the craft. Such is what Aristotle Pollisco aka Gloc-9 has been doing the past 24 years as he established his niche as a major influencer in the Philippine hip hop scene.

Grab the Perfect Deals for Every Dynamic, Action-Packed Lifestyle this 9.9 Super Shopping Day

Find big discounts on productivity boosters for your work, hobby, or home While most of us may be staying home during this time, that doesn’t mean we’ve become less busy. With new hobbies and responsibilities, life is now, if possible, even more action-packed. And when you’ve got your hands full each day, it can all feel a little overwhelming sometimes — but you can do it with a little help!  Whether you’ve discovered passions, taken on more responsibilities at work, or even picked up side hustles, you need items to boost your productivity and help you make the most out of each day. The onset of the ber months marks an even busier season, so you need the right tools to keep you focused and efficient. And at Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day, you can find the perfect products to accompany you as you set out to accomplish all your goals. 


  Featuring the new ‘Kumu Fast Talk’ segment   The King of Talk Boy Abunda is back for another season of “The Best Talk,” streaming on kumu via  FYE channel  every Saturday night beginning September 4.   Taking the virtual hot seat in the premiere episode is Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin, who is all set to chat with Boy about her recent wedding with film producer Neil Arce.    “The Best Talk” season 3 has a new segment ‘Kumu Fast Talk,’ a digital version of ‘Fast Talk’ that the seasoned host popularized in his “Tonight with Boy Abunda” talk show on ABS-CBN.


  Praise song “We Give Our Yes” now translated in Filipino   Jamie Rivera brings another meaningful rendition to the praise song “ We Give Our Yes ” as she releases its Filipino version, “Awit ng Misyon,” this Friday (September 3).   The Inspirational Diva and Catholic Mass Media Awards Hall of Famer, who also sang the ‘500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines’ mission song “We Give Our Yes,” believes that the new version will inspire millions of Filipinos and give a ray of hope in these crucial times.   She said, “Hope can come in many forms, a smile, your pets, your plants, your family, beautiful sunrise, amazing sceneries, and your faith. When times get rough, hope is essential to keep our heads up and battle out life’s challenges.”  

Hidilyn Diaz raises the bar and makes the Smart move 

The first Filipino Olympic gold medalist joins the Smart family           The Philippines' first Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz joins Team Smart as its newest ambassador, a collaboration aligned with the thrust of the country’s leading mobile services provider to empower and inspire Filipino athletes and its millions of subscribers.             Much like Hidilyn, love of sports has always been deeply ingrained in the Smart DNA. The telco has been doing its share of heavy lifting to provide support for our athletes both at home and on the international stage. In fact, Smart has been a part of Hidilyn's journey since 2016.      Moreover, the MVP Sports Foundation (MVPSF) has always been in Hidilyn’s corner, giving constant support from then until now. This partnership with Hidilyn came as no surprise because Smart and Hidilyn are coming from years of shared passion in heeding the call for a stronger nation.    


  “Born to Win” and “The Baddest” music videos cross 1M views; BGYO lands 1st spot in Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart   Less than a year after their official launches, P-pop’s fast-rising stars BINI and BGYO have enjoyed several milestones with their fans: BINI’s music video for their debut single, “Born to Win,” was featured in MTV Asia last month and has already crossed one million views, while BGYO has landed on the number one spot on Billboard’s global Next Big Sound chart, coinciding with the release of their latest single “The Baddest,” which just surpassed one million views on YouTube.   Having grown together from being trainees to full-fledged rookie idol groups, BINI and BGYO are taking the next big steps that will define their journey and their sound as they gear up for their upcoming joint concert and respective debut albums.


  ABS-CBN Music, ABS-CBN Events launch 'The Rising Viral Star'   Viral Kapamilya singer Gigi de Lana fulfills two of her biggest dreams with the upcoming release of her debut album produced by ABS-CBN Music and the staging of her own digital concert to be produced by ABS-CBN Events.   The RISE Artists Studio talent—whose spontaneous cover of “Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita” that had several key alterations recently blew up on social media—will finally get to showcase more of her vocal prowess through a full-length album.

Rap Duo P:6 and Sam Cruz collab for “Changes”

Hiphop duo P:6 talks about changes in their sophomore single for 2021. Featuring up-and-coming artist Sam Cruz, “Changes” is inspired by the personal journey that they are all going through especially during this trying times.   “In the song, you’ll hear 3 different perspectives on the word change and our ways of dealing with the changes going on in our lives” , said P:6. The duo’s grit and Sam’s elan parallel with the music video’s showcasing of the youth’s boldness, confidence, and freedom to express one’s identity.

FDCP to Celebrate First Philippine Film Industry Month this September

Beginning this year, the Philippines will officially celebrate and commemorate the heritage, significance, and legacy of Philippine Cinema through Philippine Film Industry Month in September, an annual month-long observation mandated by President Rodrigo Duterte. The Film Development Council of Philippines (FDCP), as the lead agency in observing Philippine Film Industry Month, has lined up a wide array of events and programs for the inaugural celebration with the theme "Ngayon ang Bagong SineMula!"  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the observance of Philippine Film Industry Month 2021 will be done online on the social media pages of FDCP for the Opening and Closing events. Screenings will be hosted exclusively on the FDCP Channel virtual platform (


  An ode to ‘beauty queens’ everywhere   M usic artist LA Santos has hatched a modern hymn dedicated to regal ladies everywhere titled  “Ano’ng Pangalan Mo? ,” featuring rapper CLR and jointly released by 7K Sounds and ABS-CBN Music.   “Ano’ng Pangalan Mo?” was first heard in the swimsuit competition of Binibining Pilipinas 2021 last July, a fitting debut for it since according to LA, the song’s lyrics took inspiration from a girl he had a crush on and was so enamored with that she started looking like a beauty queen in his eyes.


  New episodes coming to iWantTFC, Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z this September Janella Salvador, Tony Labrusca, Barbie Imperial, Jerome Ponce, and Maymay Entrata face the catastrophic consequences of their cruel behavior on social media in the second season of the digital anthology series “Click, Like, Share.” The four new episodes will stream starting September 3 on iWantTFC every Friday at 8 PM, two days before they air on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z every Sunday at 8:30 PM.


  About the ‘roller coaster ride’ of falling in love   Electropop singer-songwriter Zion Aguirre and Singapore-based Filipino producer Dave Anonuevo have come up with a dance-pop song about the bliss of being smitten with someone in “Fallin’” coming out this Friday (August 27).   The dreamy track, released under Tarsier Records, transports listeners to the roller coaster of emotions when falling in love.   “I’d like this song to be where people would get ‘that’ feeling—a feeling of bliss and euphoria. There are a lot of times wherein we just don’t know what to do, say, feel when we are in love,” Zion said. 

WarnerMedia announced today that the brand-new HBO Asia original dark and suspense series Who’s By Your Side is slated to premiere later this year in the fourth quarter exclusively on HBO GO and HBO. Directed by Golden Bell-winning director Peter Ho, Who’s By Your Side stars Kaiser Chuang, Ning Chang, Vivian Hsu, Ivan Chen, Lu Hsueh-Feng, Ellen Wu, Michael Chang and Chiao Yuan Yuan. The ten-episode one-hour series explores relationship issues and marital challenges, and depicts painful dilemmas for the characters through a unique lens on their daily lives. Magdalene Ew, WarnerMedia’s regional Head of Content – Entertainment, said, “This is a collaboration with an outstanding production crew and cast from Taiwan. Who’s By Your Side delves deeply to examine the good and evil inside these fascinating characters and their relationships. We believe this production will enthral our audiences across Asia and keep them in suspense throughout.” Who’s By Your Side is presented by CYNC Design, distributed by MM2 Entertainment; produced by YD Entertainment, Deepwaters Digital Support and Win Win Entertainment; directed by Peter Ho and written by both Peter Ho and Chiang Yu-Chu.  To date, WarnerMedia has produced and aired 30 HBO Asia Original productions with more in the pipeline. Audience can stream a range of Asian Original productions from series, to movies and documentaries on HBO GO, including Trinity of Shadows starring Kaiser Chuang and Dream Raider starring Vivian Hsu and Ellen Wu. Download the app at the App Store or Play Store on your device. You can also access HBO GO via Cignal or at HBO GO can be accessed via Android TV, Apple TV, LG TV and Samsung Smart TV – and comes with AirPlay and Google Cast functionality

Written, Directed And Produced By Peter Ho, The Dark And Suspense Series Stars Kaiser Chuang, Ning Chang And Vivian Hsu WarnerMedia announced today that the brand-new HBO Asia original dark and suspense series Who’s By Your Side is slated to premiere later this year in the fourth quarter exclusively on HBO GO and HBO . Directed by Golden Bell-winning director Peter Ho, Who’s By Your Side stars Kaiser Chuang, Ning Chang, Vivian Hsu, Ivan Chen, Lu Hsueh-Feng, Ellen Wu, Michael Chang and Chiao Yuan Yuan. The ten-episode one-hour series explores relationship issues and marital challenges, and depicts painful dilemmas for the characters through a unique lens on their daily lives.

Puregold Channel’s GVBOYS season-ender is giving us all the feels

Now down to its last episode, "GVBOYS: Pangmalakasang Good Vibes" on the Puregold Channel continues to bring forth laughter and happiness into the homes of Puregold’s over 30,000 subscribers on YouTube during these challenging times.   With more than 3 million combined views on YouTube and Facebook, the seven episodes of GVBOYS have entertained viewers and shoppers to the extent of receiving clamor for a second season!


Fans of the phenomenally successful romantic comedy series “He’s Into Her” can now feel the kilig and good vibes from Donny Pangilinan, Belle Mariano, and the rest of the barkada wherever they are in the world as all of its episodes, documentary, and post-finale thanksgiving concert are now accessible for free globally on iWantTFC.   Just download the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) or visit  to stream “He’s Into Her’s” ten English-subtitled episodes, which chronicle Max (Belle) and Deib’s (Donny) cat-dog one-upmanship turned full-blown romance.


  The mission to promote Filipino indigenous culture and heritage goes on for the award-winning documentary series “Dayaw” with the launch of its eleventh season on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, this August.   A production of ANC and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), “Dayaw” has been documenting the lifeways, traditions, practices, and culture of the different Indigenous Peoples groups since 2015.    Still leading the way for “Dayaw” on its eleventh season is its host, three-term senator, and now House deputy speaker and Antique congresswoman, Loren Legarda, who conceptualized the program.


  Singer-songwriter Brian Gazmen awakens to the painful remains of a love that was in his latest single “Panaginip” released under ABS-CBN’s Star Pop label.   Brian—who completes Star Pop’s male vocal trio “Chill Guys” with Jose Vitug and Bryce Manzano—wrote, composed, produced, and arranged the pop/R&B track all on his own.   “Panaginip” thematically tackles a person’s bitter realization that a cherished relationship is now over. Despite its tragic premise, Brian said the song still hopes to send out a positive message about love.

TECNO Mobile Spark 7 Pro: Awesome Features That Are #BigEnoughForYourDreams

Take a step towards achieving your dreams, and ignite inspiration with Spark 7 Pro! As it celebrates its first anniversary, TECNO Mobile continues to inspire its young-at-heart global consumers to never stop pursuing excellence. To mark this milestone event, the premium smartphone brand welcomes an awesome addition to its array of quality smartphones that are great to use for work, play, and online learning - the Spark 7 Series. Anything is possible with the Spark 7 Series, which ignites both inspiration and creativity through amazing features that are big enough for your dreams.

Shopee Kicks off the Most Action-Packed Year-End Shopping Season with 9.9 Super Shopping Day and International Superstar, Jackie Chan

With non-stop entertainment and the biggest deals, including free shipping with no minimum spend, 20% cashback, and Daily ₱ 1 Deals , Shopee is the only place to be Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches the most exciting year-end shopping season starting with its signature 9.9 Super Shopping Day. As part of its biggest and most action-packed shopping season, Shopee also welcomes international superstar Jackie Chan , who will be featured in a range of activities across Shopee’s end of year shopping festivals. Jackie Chan said, “I enjoy putting a smile on people’s faces. It’s exciting to partner with Shopee to celebrate the action-packed year-end festival and bring more joy to my fans and Shopee users. I had a lot of fun working with Shopee and I think people of all ages will enjoy the activities and content that we have prepared together. I hope everyone can join us to make the year-end shopping season a memorable one.” 


  A new hangout session is in order for talented Gen Zs and trend enthusiasts as FYE channel launches “On Ztage with AC Bonifacio,” set to premiere on kumu on August 28 (Saturday).   The weekly digital show to be hosted by the teen icon and total performer aims to provide space for young and promising talents to show off their dancing and singing skills on kumu.   These up-and-coming artists will be able to showcase their gifts through the show’s main segment called “Your Ztage,” which will surely provide inspiration for Gen Zs to boost their confidence or improve their craft.


Discover what it means to be Spider-Man. Watch the official teaser trailer for  Spider-Man: No Way Home , coming to Philippine cinemas soon.   Check out the trailer trailer below:

WeTV Philippines partners with Drag Den Philippines For The Most Epic Reality Competition Show with Manila Luzon

Are you ready for the most exciting reality show of the year? WeTV Philippines has partnered with Cornerstone Entertainment to bring you DragDen Philippines – slated to be one of the most fabulous competition series streaming your way really soon, exclusively on WeTV! Such an electrifying show deserves no less than a superstar leading the pack! International drag icon Manila Luzon takes on the hosting reins, guiding the queen-testants on this exciting journey! When Manila first teased her participation in the show, she said, “I've been able to bring a lot of awareness to the Philippines through my drag, and now, I want to use the fame that I've gotten to kind of bring it back to the Philippines and let the Filipinos all realize that there is a whole world of drag, and this art form is in its purest form.” Brace yourselves; the queen is parading in star-spangled and high-up on her kalesa !

Get the biggest discounts and deals of up to 50% OFF in realme’s Shopee Super Brand Day Sale

The no. 1 smartphone brand in the PH culminates the Global Fan Fest celebration with its biggest ever Shopee sale on August 26-28!   2021 has truly been an incredible year for realme as it was recently hailed the no. 1 smartphone brand in the Philippines for the first two quarters, and with its global milestone of reaching 100-million fans worldwide. As a tribute to the realme Squad for their continuous support, the brand is set to launch its biggest ever Shopee Super Brand Day Sale on August 26 to 28.     The sale is in line with realme’s month-long Global Fan Festival celebration this month which has been jam-packed with a remarkable roster of events, promos, and other initiatives dedicated to the brand’s loyal Filipino fans. With amazing deals, discounts, and vouchers, realme’s Shopee Super Brand Day sale is a testament to the brand’s mission of providing the best digital lifestyle experience for every Filipino.

Easy ihaw-sarap cooking at home from Mang Inasal

If you can’t dine in a Mang Inasal store to have your favorite comfort food, then take home a Mang Inasal Ready-to-Cook (RTC) Chicken Inasal and opt to either grill, bake or pan fry it.      Regardless of your preferred cooking option, your RTC  Chicken Inasal will still taste just as you like it because the product is marinated in Mang Inasal’s signature sauce. The RTC Chicken Inasal Paa may be bought in packs of five for Php360. Meanwhile, the RTC Chicken Inasal Pecho will be available in select Mang Inasal stores by mid-September.   To complete the Mang Inasal experience, you can also buy Chicken Oil in stand-up plastic pouch with resealable cap for only Php99. 

Watch Electrifying Performances from K-Pop Girl Group TWICE at Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special

TWICE comes to Shopee Live this September 9 with a lineup of exclusive performances Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, invites all Filipinos to enjoy the start of the year-end shopping season and the best entertainment at the action-packed 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special. This September 9, 9:30 PM, viewers can tune in to GMA 7 and Shopee Live to catch exclusive performances from K-Pop girl group TWICE !  TWICE is one of South Korea’s most successful K-Pop acts today, with hits such as Alcohol-Free, Feel Special, and What is Love. Members of ONCE, the official TWICE fandom, can look forward to seeing their favorite idols’ stunning visuals. Even non-fans will enjoy the group’s perfectly choreographed performances. 

Julie Anne San Jose covers Hale’s classic song, “Kung Wala Ka”

Multi-talented actress-singer Julie Anne San Jose shares her rendition of Hale’s hit single  Kung Wala Ka.  Her vocal calibre and bravado gave a fresh take on this 2005 mellow track. With a whopping 77 million streams on Spotify, this melodramatic song talks about the aftermath of being left by someone whom you have built a life with and entails the hardship of moving forward on your own. 

Kun Maupay Man It Panahon wins the Cinema e Gioventù Prize at Locarno Film Festival

Kun Maupay Man It Panahon  director Carlo Manatad holding the  Cinema e Gioventù (Youth Jury Prize) Prize from the 2021 Locarno Film Festival The Filipino film  Kun Maupay Man It Panahon   (Whether The Weather Is Fine)  received the Cinema e Gioventù (Youth Jury Prize) Prize at the recent Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. Directed by Carlo Francisco Manatad and starring Charo Santos-Concio, Daniel Padilla, and Rans Rifol, it tells of a young man’s search for his mother and beloved in the aftermath of Supertyphoon Yolanda  (Haiyan). The film is a co-production of Globe Studios, Cinematografica, Plan C, House on Fire, Quantum Films, IwantTFC, Dreamscape, Blacksheep, CMB Films, AAND Company of Singapore, KawanKawan Media of Indonesia, and Weydemann Bros. of Germany.    Having concluded its 74th edition this August, the Locarno Film Festival is one of the world’s most prestigious and longest running independent film fests.  Kun Maupay Man It Panahon (Whether The Weather Is Fine) , Mana


  Tops the global Next Big Sound chart...   Fast-rising P-Pop group BGYO has a fresh anthem for fans as it drops its sophomore single "The Baddest," which captures the group’s ideals of a modern dream girl – a captivating mind, confidence, and personality beyond her beauty.       The song was composed and written by The Aristocrat and TC Mack with help from ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo, Gelo Rivera, and Akira Morishita. It follows BGYO’s phenomenal debut “The Light,” which surpassed 1M streams on Spotify.      Prior to the release of their comeback single, BGYO landed on top of the Next Big Sound's Pandora Predictions Chart last August 16 (Monday). Last May, the group debuted at No.2 of The Next Sound Big Sound.   

Keep your children protected with vaccines this National Immunization Awareness Month

As Filipinos continue to get inoculated against the COVID-19 virus, it’s important to also pay attention to other vaccines that contribute to a person’s wellbeing. National Immunization Awareness Month is celebrated every August to emphasize the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. This is especially true for children, who are more vulnerable to diseases because of their underdeveloped immune systems. When they are vaccinated, they develop infection-fighting antibodies that protect them from many diseases as they grow up. It also contributes to herd immunity, which prevents the spread of diseases, even for those who are not vaccinated. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), routine vaccinations during childhood help prevent 14 diseases. For children born from 1994 to 2018, it will inhibit an estimated 936,000 early deaths, eight million hospitalizations, and 419 million illnesses.


  Robi to take on level-up challenges in new season The pambansang game show “Game KNB?” hosted by Robi Domingo is showering Pinoys around the world with more prizes for its season 4, which is set to premiere   exclusively on digital via the kumu app and on Jeepney TV’s Facebook page and YouTube channel on Monday (August 23) at 12nn.      In “GKNB 4EVER,” viewers will get a  chance to win from P25,000 up to P100,000 every Tuesday on its Pili-Pinas segment. A cash prize of P10,000 is also up for grabs every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.


According to Berlin (Pedro Alonso), a child is “a nuclear warhead that’s going to destroy everything,” as he relayed to Rio (Miguel Herrán) in early episodes of part 1 of the series. Years later, audiences are introduced to Berlin’s son, Rafael, played by Patrick Criado (Riot Police) Rafael is now 31 years old, has studied computer engineering at MIT in Massachusetts and is incredibly clear about one thing: he doesn’t want to be like his father.

PENTAGON’s youngest members YUTO, KINO, and WOOSEOK united with their unique individualities

The unreserved rebellion they unfold! Digital Single [Cerberus]                                      ( L-R) PENTAGON’s Wooseok, KINO & YUTO   PENTAGON, who received great love from K-pop fans with their powerful performances, various concepts, and wide musical spectrum presented through  ‘ Dr. BeBe ’ ,  ‘ Daisy ’ ,  ‘ DO or NOT ’  and more, once again strengthens their musical foothold with the release of a new song  ‘ Cerberus (Song By YUTO, KINO, WOOSEOK) ’  that overturns expectations.   PENTAGON ’ s youngest members YUTO, KINO, and WOOSEOK have previously participated in writing and composing music including  ‘ Spring Snow ’ ,  ‘ Camellia ’ ,  ‘ Nostalgia ’ , and  ‘ Baby I Love You ’ , and proved their competence through musical accomplishments that cross multiple genres. PENTAGON ’ s Digital Single [Cerberus] was created with the musical synergies of these three people to create a fresh and unique track that can quench the fans ’  thirst for PENTAGON ’ s music.


    Knowledge Channel continues to reap awards for its efforts to make education accessible and more fun for students as its show "MathDali," which makes mathematics easier to learn through easy-to-understand and entertaining video lessons, bagged the awards for Best TV Show of the Year for Education while its host Robi Domingo took home the Best TV/Social Media Personality of the Year for Education in the Gawad Juan 2021 Awards.       "MathDali" was first produced in 2017 by ABS-CBN and the Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. to help young Pinoy students, particularly in Grade 4, face their fear of studying math via video lessons that are easier to comprehend and fun to watch at the same time—hosted by Robi Domingo alongside its math  barkada  of Igi Boy Flores, Vic Robinson, and Joj and Jai Agpangan.       With the ongoing pandemic affecting children's schooling in the country, Knowledge Channel introduced its School at Home programming to help kids continue the


  Kapamilya stars to serve as ambassadors…        Star Magic artists will use their voice to encourage more Filipinos to register to vote and participate in the upcoming 2022 national elections as ambassadors of the voter registration campaign of ABS-CBN’s Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo (BMPM).         Star Magic and BMPM announced their partnership in coordination with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday (August 19), and introduced the stars that have joined the cause.       They include   Robi Domingo, Ria Atayde, Edward Barber, Donny Pangilinan, Miles Ocampo, Aya Fernandez, Alora Sasam, Karina Bautista, Josh Colet, Anji Salvacion, Charles Kieron, Heaven Peralejo, Pepe Herrera, and Dominic Ochoa.