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Embrace change and find joy in uncertainties in Jollibee Studios’ “My Crush is A Cactus Killer”

It goes without saying that change is the only constant thing in life. There are times when it brings people to difficult situations they need to overcome, but there are also moments when it leads them to the answers of their greatest  why s. Either way, adapting to change can be an uncomfortable process — but the beautiful, empowering love that we find in the midst of it all is what makes the experience worthwhile.   On February 28, the country’s most loved fast-food chain, Jollibee is back again with a trilogy that portrays a love that is worth persevering.  My Crush is A Cactus Killer , produced by Jollibee Studios, is a three-part series that follows the story of two people who found a joyful connection that carried them through the toughest times in their lives.   Directed by acclaimed Filipino film director, Sigrid Bernardo,  My Crush is A Cactus Killer  features up-and-coming artists Gigi de Lana and Raphael Balaccua.   The two will give life to the characters of Mandy (Gigi) an

Aika Robredo References Marvel TV Show as She Shares Video of her Father Wearing Pink

  A daughter of presidential bet and Vice President Leni Robredo referenced a quote from a Marvel television show as she shared a 2007 footage showing her late father, Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, wearing a pink shirt while walking alongside her mother during the Sumilao farmers in Naga.   On her Twitter account, Aika Robredo shared a video of the Sumilao march and accompanied it with the caption “Mama @lenirobredo with her OG kakampink in pink. "What is grief, if not love persevering,” referring to the untimely passing of her father.   The quote was uttered by Vision in the Marvel television show “Wandavision,” as Vision was recreated by Wanda Maximoff after the latter died at the hands of villain Thanos in the movie, “Avengers: Infinity War.”   Aika mentioned “OG” or “original” to refer to her father wearing a pink shirt in 2007 when he and Leni welcomed the Sumilao farmers.   In the video clip shared by Aika, the Robredo couple welcomed the Sumilao farmers in Naga City whe

Discover the Best Items to Complete Your Wedding Journey at the Shopee Wedding Expo

From February 26-27, couples, wedding planners, and stylists can maximize big discounts, redeem exclusive deals and more at the Shopee Wedding Expo  Getting ready for the big day? Planning weddings can be daunting and exciting for all those involved, made even more complicated by the changing safety protocols in the last two years. If you’re recently engaged and don’t know where to begin, or if you’re one of the trusted friends and family tasked to make things happen, why not try sourcing all your wedding needs on Shopee? Brides and grooms-to-be can enjoy big discounts, coins cashback, and more at the Shopee Wedding Expo happening from February 26-27.  Shopee offers a very unique shopping experience, especially for couples looking to DIY their weddings and stylists who have to source their materials for the festivities. The Shopee Wedding Expo is packed with awesome deals from a wide assortment of wedding must-haves that’ll cover the preparations before the ceremony all the way to the


  ABS-CBN continues to be home for Filipino music icons Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and Gary Valenciano while top caliber stars Zanjoe Marudo, Erich Gonzales, Jake Cuenca, Jolina Magdangal, Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte, Sam Milby, Shaina Magdayao, and Gerald Anderson remain as Star Magic artists as they all sign new contracts on Wednesday (February 23).

Cignal brings back Pinoy comedy hits on BuKo Channel

With summer just around the corner, Cignal relives the good old days of Pinoy TV humor as BuKo Channel brings back some OG classic comedies such as the hit fantasy sitcom Okay Ka, Fairy Ko and more. Missing Enteng Kabisote, Faye, Benok, Prinsipe K and, yes, Ina Magenta? Wait no more as BuKo brings back your favorite people from Engkantasya! A well-loved 1987 series which had an amazing 10 year-run, Okay Ka, Fairy Ko was top-billed by some of the country’s most prominent celebrities: Vic Sotto, Alice Dixon, Charito Solis, Aiza (Ice) Seguerra, and many more.  This is the sitcom’s first-ever Philippine TV comeback since the 80s and you can only watch it on BuKo Channel, available exclusively on Cignal TV CH. 2, SatLive TV, and Cignal Play. 

Globe ambassadors in Tatler’s list of Asia’s Most Influential

Three Globe ambassadors have made it to the  2021 Asia’s Most Influential list  of lifestyle and luxury magazine Tatler, recognition that reflects how members of “Team Globe of Good” from various fields are shaping the Asian region, aligned with the company’s ideals.   Tennis Grand Slam champion  Alex Eala , TV personality  Kim Atienza , and award-winning actor  John Arcilla  are part of the power roster in the inaugural list, which Tatler said “brings together the region’s most innovative changemakers, industry titans and powerful individuals who are shaping the region through positive impact.”


  KarJon shared their feelings about their first "MMK" stint... Popular young stars Karina Bautista and Aljon Mendoza team up to portray the love story of Theza and John’s love story that defies social classes in their first"MMK" episode as a loveteam this Saturday (Feb.26).   Both Karina and Aljon shared their excitement in topbilling an episode in the longest-running weekly drama anthology, which was just a dream after coming out of the Pinoy Big Brother house years ago.


  Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss return in the latest 'Matrix' installment   One of the most groundbreaking sci-fi movie franchises of all time is back as SKY brings Pinoy audiences the streaming of the latest installment in Warner Bros. Pictures' "Matrix" saga, "The Matrix Resurrections," starting February 26 (Saturday) on HBO GO.    From the mind of visionary filmmaker Lana Wachowski comes the return of Mr. Thomas Anderson, a.k.a. Neo, portrayed by no other than Keanu Reeves, in another out-of-this-world adventure spanning two realities: the everyday life and the one that lies behind it, the Matrix. 

TALA’s Mesmerizing “call me when you wake up” (Live Session) EP Is Out Now!

Rising singer-songwriter   Tala Gil   continues to prove that she’s an artist with substance and can thrive even outside the confines and comfort of a studio. This year, she further graced us with her appealing brand of pop music with the release of   call me when you wake up (Live Session) EP .

Level Up Your Shopee Loyalty Tier and Enjoy Unli Free Shipping!

Gold and Platinum members of the Shopee Loyalty Program can avail exclusive benefits that will make shopping experience more rewarding Are you a true Shopee-holic? If you’re waiting for a sign to check out those items in your cart, look no further as Gold and Platinum Shopee Loyalty Tier members can avail of unlimited Free Shipping vouchers. Make it a habit to claim those hard-earned vouchers, because you definitely deserve it! Shopee Loyalty is an in-app program where shoppers can claim exciting rewards every month. The membership is free and consists of four levels: Classic, Silver, Gold, and Platinum -- each with its own minimum order requirement and corresponding set of exclusive vouchers, discounts, and perks. You can access Shopee Loyalty with a single tap on the Shopee home page and do the following: Track your Shopee Loyalty tier progress   Discover various tier milestones and rewards available   Redeem eligible vouchers that are refreshed monthly, including free shipping vouch


Paramount Pictures has just revealed the solo character posters of Sonic, Tails and Knuckles for the upcoming comedy adventure  Sonic the Hedgehog 2.     Check out the one-sheets below and see  Sonic the Hedgehog 2  only in Philippine cinemas March 30.


  Breakout P-pop groups BINI and BGYO made history on Tuesday (February 22) as they unveiled their NFT magazine covers for the Dubai-based XPEDITION Magazine in the Metaverse, becoming the first and only Filipino artists to do so.   The Metaverse is a simulated digital environment that uses augmented reality and virtual reality, among others, designed for social connection and interaction.   At the virtual launch, members of BINI and BGYO posed with their individual and group covers and interacted with the event attendees as avatars.

Kwentong Jollibee’s short films define love with true, modern-day Pinoy stories

What is the real meaning of love? This is the question that Jollibee aims to answer with its latest heartfelt and swoon-worthy Kwentong Jollibee Valentines series.     Back at it again after the series’ continuous success, Jollibee and McCann WorldGroup keep Kwentong Jollibee episodes real and fresh by exploring new, true-to-life stories unique to the experiences of Filipinos in these current times.  


  “He’s Into Her Extras 2” drops new episodes every Monday ABS-CBN treats viewers to back-to-back fun and ‘kilig’ YouTube shows with “Star Cine-Mashup Presents: Esnyr,” where fans can relive some of the most iconic Star Cinema scenes with a hilarious twist, and new episodes of “HIH Extras 2” with Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano.    Get a good laugh and enjoy TikTok sensation Esnyr Ranillo’s hilarious parodies of iconic Star Cinema movies and shows in “Star Cine-Mashup Presents: Esnyr” beginning this February 24, 7 PM on Star Cinema’s YouTube channel. In the pilot episode, Esnyr reenacts the famous confrontation scene between Deib (Donny) and Maxpein (Belle) in “He’s Into Her.”


The movie will be available to rent on the streamer until March 06. Every once in a while, there comes a film that not only tells a powerful and very human story, but also teaches us about the strength of the human spirit. One such movie is the multi-awarded Kun Maupay Man It Panahon ( Whether The Weather Is Fine) , which is available for rent on WeTV until March 06, 2022.   The film follows its three central characters – Miguel (Daniel Padilla), his mother Norma (Charo Santos-Concio), and Andrea (Rans Rifol) as they try to pick up their lives in the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda. The city of Tacloban is amid chaos, with people struggling with the loss of their homes and lack of resources.   Norma is looking for her missing husband, while Miguel and Andrea are desperate to leave the island as news of an incoming typhoon spreads. The only thing keeping them afloat is hope that things will get better – wherever it is that fate leads. Director Carlo Francisco Manatad co-wrote Kun Ma

Bengga introduces a fun way of campaigning through its mock elections game, “Impossible Run”

According to Bengga, Impossible Run is an ideal way to campaign especially for young people, who always find fun and entertaining ways to achieve their goals.   Much as we want this campaign season to be stress-free, engaging, and even cerebral, it has become a tinderbox of animosity and discord. It’s what partisan politics does. Inflammatory statements lead to heated exchanges that often have no bearing on the issues at hand.   With the campaign trail turning increasingly toxic, something’s got to give—and this is where Bengga, a Play2Earn app, comes into, uh, play.  


  #KDLex fans unite in “Closer” fancon   Today’s most promising loveteam composed of Alexa Ilacad and KD Estrada will be having a grand virtual meet-and-greet with their fans in “Closer: The KDLex FanCon,” happening on Saturday (February 26) at 8 pm via KTX and SKY Pay-Per-View.   The KDLex tandem, shipped by their growing number of followers after their friendship blossomed in “Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season 10” Celebrity Edition, is set to bring an evening full of music in their first-ever fan convention presented by ABS-CBN Events and kumu.    Alexa described “Closer” as raw like a jamming session. “We will be singing songs we made inside the PBB house, songs we know our sweethearts love so much,” she said.  “ We want our concert to be as raw as possible because people learned to love us through a reality show where they saw who we really are. We want to continue that and make the show super comfortable, laidback, like a really cool acoustic session.”


  Sky Quizon and Sela Guia  join  Ella in   her first digital movie ...   Ella Cayabyab, a former "PBB Connect" teen housemate, lands her first lead role in a digital movie in "PILIkula: Her Story," a film about an online writer who is trying to fix herself while finding a way to produce a hit story for her not to lose her job streams on  KTX.PH  this Friday (Feb.25).   In "Her Story," Ella plays Phoebe, an online writer who struggles to write a story because of her past problems. The time is ticking. She needs to make a hit story to keep the position as one of the rising writers in their publication.   In the process, she was able to write “Fighting," a story focusing on Nica (Sela Guia), who does everything to impress her boss, Ian (Sky Quizon), regardless of lying to him about knowing how to speak in Korean.    As the story unfolds, viewers will notice that Nica's plight reflects the dilemmas Pheobe was facing.    Will the story help Pheobe to


Star Music artist Lian Kyla recounts her evolution as a person and songwriter through her first full-length album “ Unang Hakbang ,” which contains tracks she composed over the course of the pandemic.   “I didn't know how to write songs before. I would scribble lines of poetry in my journal and marvel at other people's songs; words and melody blending into one another to tell beautiful stories,” Lian Kyla recounted.   “When the pandemic hit, alongside a friend, I decided to start writing more of my own songs—not just lyrics but melodies too. It was scary, freeing, comforting, but most of all fun,” she added, noting that some songs in the album will showcase her early attempts at songwriting, arrangement, and music production—a symbolic demonstration of her first steps in pursuing her dreams.

#BrigadangAyalaKaakay: Prepaid load business keeps Madaluyong's trusted sari-sari store afloat

For almost two decades now, 60-year-old Mary Magaling of Mandaluyong has relied on her sari-sari store to provide for her family. But just like other small business owners, she found herself on the brink of bankruptcy when the pandemic struck.   "Konting-konti nalang po, talagang magsasara na dapat ako," Magaling said. "Sobrang hirap po ng sitwasyon ngayon dahil walang panggastos ang mga tao."   Magaling said she often finds herself longing for the days when things were normal--most people were employed, and businesses were flourishing. Back then, her store was able to support the schooling of her three nieces who were living with her. And, for many years, she has been the constant go-to person of her suki when budget runs short, and they could only afford  tingi-tingi  (small quantities of goods).


Bossing Vic Sotto only trusts a boss that works effectively to the max!   Impressed by its power, Bossing Vic Sotto officially endorses Boss Max 3, a dietary supplement and coffee made from Mangosteen Xanthone, a locally known fruit that offers a long list of health benefits.   Championing the taglines " Kalusugan mo ang BOSSING mo " and “ Kape ng mga SIKAT! ”, BossMax3 is ready to prove and compete in the market of dietary supplement and coffee with its greatest weapon—the organically-produced Mangosteen Xanthone which helps improve health or overall wellness. Mangosteen, a commonly abundant tree in tropical countries like the Philippines, makes this antioxidant more accessible and more affordable.   In this era where health is a top priority, BossMax3 with Mangosteen Xanthone is a comprehensive package that provides a basket of health benefits from delivering great source of antioxidants to boosting the immune system, strengthening the bones and joints, impr


  “Love Sick (Pagmahalasakit)” explores fear in entering relationships   ABS-CBN’s Star Pop music label adds another promising talent to its family with visual and multimedia artist, singer, and songwriter Cesca, who recently dropped her debut single “ Love Sick (Pagmahalasakit) .”   Cesca, a 19-year-old multi-talented indie artist with entrancing vocals, sets out to represent the woes and wit of her generation through her emotionally mature songwriting that smoothly combines Tagalog and English lyrics.   As she enters a new phase in her artistic journey, the poetic and self-professed hopeless romantic has released “Love Sick (Pagmahalasakit),” an indie pop track written and composed by Cesca and produced by Star Pop head Rox Santos that explores the emotions of someone who feels anxious about a possible romance.

Learn About Whisper #PreskoSquad’s ultimate period hack at Night

And get a chance to win exclusive Whisper prizes!   To most girls, having their period may mean not having any good sleep for a week, worrying about tagos . Does doubling your pad, layering towel on top of your sheet and wearing two pairs of shorts sound familiar? These red night tricks and other coping methods, while it may work, are too much work and hassle-filled!     To help women get that well-deserved, good night’s sleep when it is that time of the month, we introduced the NEW Whisper Breathable Cottony Nights! We asked our #PreskoSquad how Whisper’s ultimate period hack changed the way they slept during their red nights:  

Cherry Pie and Nikki Valdez Admire Leni's Strength Amid Persecution and Fake News

Actress Cherry Pie Picache has earned praises for her bravery after forgiving the killer of her mother several years back. But while the actress is considered one of the best embodiments of courage and radical love, Picache said she looks up to Vice President Leni Robredo for her bravery despite being at the receiving end of persecution, profanity and fake news for more than five years now.

Gloc-9 Teams Up with Yeng Constantino Anew for An Explosive Collab “Paliwanag”

  We all aspire to live the ideal life where we can be safe, be content, and be at peace. But while having these all may be wishful thinking; we can always look forward to better days by the choices we make. Our fate, after all, has always been in our hands. Nevertheless, here’s a sheer reminder that our choices really matter. Gloc-9 ’s latest single “Paliwanag” featuring  Yeng Constantino  is a refreshing rap track filled with cryptic poetry, non-specific, yet filled with truths regarding life's many pitfalls, yet hopeful as it alludes that we are the masters of our destiny. It is all a matter of choices; hopefully, the right ones. "Sabihin mo / Darating ba ang araw / Na di ka takot iwanan ang mga mahal mo / Sa bahay na hindi sila mababasa tuwing malakas ang bagyo / Darating ba ang araw na ‘di kailangang itago ang mga yapak mo / Kailangang lumayo yumuko mag pasawalang kibo / Pag tinatanong ang karapatan mo...," the Makata sa Pinas reflects.


Grammy-nominated star and Filipino-American  Saweetie  tea ms up with fellow Filipino-American and R&B chart-topper  H.E.R.  for a breezy, sensual new single,  “Closer.”  The   dance- infused track  finds the duo serving up playful lines and seductive melodies, reaffirming  Saweetie ’s penchant for making hits that feel nostalgic, yet uniquely hers. Listen to  “Closer”  on ICY/Warner Records   HERE . They also unveiled the blockbuster music video to the track last February 15, a post-Valentines treat to all their lovely fans in the Philippines and across the world!   In the music video (directed by Hanna Lux Davis), Saweetie and H.E.R. take themselves (and their icy friends) on a trip around the world via ICY Airlines! Saweetie pulls stops at Paris, Tokyo and of course, the Philippines – living life to the fullest – with whirlwind romances and lots, and lots of shopping involved! To date, the video has accumulated 4.6 million views on YouTube!  

LifeWear Magazine Vol. 6 Spring/Summer Issue Available from February “The Joys of Clothing”

  Global apparel retailer UNIQLO today announces the launch of the 2022 Spring/Summer issue of LifeWear magazine this month of February 2022. LifeWear magazine is a free publication that conveys the UNIQLO LifeWear philosophy of making the everyday lives of people richer and more comfortable. The theme of issue 06 for Spring/Summer is “The Joys of Clothing,” presenting reflections on the simple pleasures found in wearing clothes. Through such features as an interview with filmmaker Sofia Coppola, and the fashion story of UNIQLO and JW ANDERSON as photographed by the Australian periodical frankie magazine, this issue focuses on our positive relationship with clothing.

Sun Life Highlights Health in New Campaign

After facing much uncertainty amid the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Filipinos who are eager to secure their health and ensure a brighter future will find an ally in Sun Life, as it launches a campaign dubbed “Partner in Health.”    Featuring Charo Santos-Concio, Matteo Guidicelli, and Piolo Pascual, the campaign consists of digital videos where they will talk about lessons from past experiences which paved the way towards their brighter future. One of these is investing in their health. The videos will be shared on Sun Life’s Facebook page ( ) and YouTube channel ( ).  

Celebrate the love month with Ben&Ben’s ‘All Feelings Attached’ digital concert powered by Smart Bro

Stream it on Smart's GigaPlay app starting Feb. 20   Mark your calendars, mga ka-liwanag! Indie folk-pop music sensation Ben&Ben is all set to take the centerstage to celebrate the love month with their digital concert, ‘All Feelings Attached,’ on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. via Smart’s GigaPlay app.   The ultimate favorite OPM band is set to perform their hits from their second album ‘Pebble House, Vol. 1: Kuwaderno,’ such as ‘Pasalubong’ and ‘Magpahinga.’   Liwanag fans can also look forward to bonus behind-the-scenes content of the “All Feelings Attached” digital concert and “Upuan” music video on GigaPlay, Smart’s go-to streaming app for music, events, sports, K-content, and other world-class entertainment for subscribers.

Sparkle GMA Artist Center talents learn how to create powerful stories with GMA News Pillar Jessica Soho

Sparkle GMA Artist Center talents continue to receive top-notch workshops in Breakout Room: Master Class Series with Asia's Powerhouse Journalist and GMA News Pillar Jessica Soho as mentor during its fourth batch of virtual workshops last December 10. Soho, who is currently the host of award-winning news magazine program Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, shared helpful principles on how to create compelling online content to more than 20 Kapuso artists. Present during the virtual workshop were Khalil Ramos, Kyline Alcantara, Lexi Gonzales, Kim de Leon, Rain Matienzo, Radson Flores, Zonia Mejia, Abdul Raman, Arra San Agustin, Denise Barbacena, Sophia Senoron, Luane Dy, Angela Alarcon, Coleen Paz, Hannah Arguelles, Lia Salvador, Matt Lozano, Julia Pascual, Alexandra Mendez, Lime Aranya, Vince Crisostomo, Angelica Ulip, Nikki Co, Kimson Tan, Mel Caluag, and Jamir Zabarte.

Shopee seller couple proves how love, teamwork, and trust fuel their successful business and strengthen their relationship

Rommel and Ajima’s goal of funding their dream wedding and honeymoon turned out to be the start of a full-scale business that transformed their lives Having your life partner by your side through the good times and the bad is one of life’s greatest delights. While many believe that it’s not a good idea to start a business with your partner, the young couple behind the Shopee store   BuyMore_Ph proves it can work. Rommel and Ajima’s inspirational love story and Shopee journey are testaments to how teamwork, trust, and communication can lead to success in their personal and professional lives.

Get exclusive bundles of Brother products on Shopee

Filipinos looking to get their hands on essentials for printing and labeling now have a new and convenient way to buy as Brother Philippines makes its bundle deals available on Shopee. Customers can get bundle deals on Brother labelmakers and TZe tapes, as well as printers and ink cartridges all at a discounted price on the Solidmac store on Shopee, the company’s authorized dealer on the e-commerce platform.


Dreamscape Entertainment’s teen barkada The Squad 2022 is bringing in more fresh faces and content with the addition of Jeremy Glinoga, Sheena Belarmino, and Sean Tristan and exciting new vlogs for the subscribers of its The Squad YouTube channel, which has over 3.29 million subscribers.   “ASAP Natin ‘To” mainstays Jeremy and Sheena are joining the group’s ‘Music Squad’ which is also composed of fellow singers KD Estrada, Anji Salvacion, Angela Ken, and Sam Cruz.


  She recently starred in New Line’s  Annabelle Comes Home  and in the hugely successful  Captain Marvel  opposite Brie Larson. Now, Mckenna Grace stars budding scientist, Phoebe in Columbia Pictures’ new action-adventure  Ghostbusters: Afterlife  (in Philippine cinemas February 16).   [Watch the film’s latest trailer at ]   At the center of  Ghostbusters: Afterlife  is a small family: single mom Callie (Carrie Coon), her 15-year-old son Trevor (Finn Wolfhard), and her 12-year-old daughter Phoebe (Mckenna Grace). After they are evicted from their Chicago apartment, the family moves into a ramshackle Oklahoma homestead where they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind.


  Alternative pop rock band Kiss N Tell illustrates the heart-wrenching scenario of former lovers crossing paths again in its new single “Exsena,” released under ABS-CBN’s DNA Music.   “Exsena,” a play on the Tagalog word ‘eksena’ and ‘ex’ for ex-lover, shows the bleak moment when exes meet each other once more and the corresponding memories and realizations that the said encounter conjures up.

NETFLIX | Bridgerton Season 2 Official Teaser and Teaser Art

LOVE NEVER PLAYS BY THE RULES BRIDGERTON RETURNS MARCH 25   Watch the teaser here Bridgerton returns for a second season on March 25, 2022 . In keeping with the tradition of the novels, season two tells the romance story of Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest for love. Bridgerton comes to Netflix from Shondaland and is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Chris Van Dusen. Van Dusen also serves as creator and showrunner.