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CHARLIE DEALS WITH LONG-DISTANCE LOVE DURING PANDEMIC IN "MMK"

  Hero, Marlo, and Sky play as brothers in the other story...   "Viral Scandal" lead star Charlie Dizon takes on another challenging role as an OFW whose long-distance relationship gets tested by the pandemic on "MMK" on April 23 (Saturday).   Charlie shared how hard it is doing an "MMK" episode, "I feel pressured in doing "MMK" since we portray real people. As much as possible, I want to stay close to what happened since I did not experience it myself."  

ANGELA COLLABS WITH PBB’S ANJI AND EIAN IN NEW MUSIC VIDEO “IT’S OKAY NOT TO BE OKAY”

  Song inspired by the Bb. Pilipinas 2021 question of Boy Abunda Folk-pop artist Angela Ken collaborated with “Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10” celebrity housemates Anji Salvacion and Eian Rances for the  music video  of her new single “It’s Okay Not To Be Okay,” a song that genuinely speaks of comfort and assurance.   Composed by Angela and ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo, “ It’s Okay Not To Be Okay ” was born from the trending Bb. Pilipinas 2021 question of Boy Abunda to one of the pageant’s candidates, "when is it okay not to be okay and when is it not okay to be okay?"   The question circulated and drew discussions online that encouraged the King of Talk to produce the inspiring collaboration with Star Music.

FORD VALENCIA DROPS HEARTFELT VERSION OF “PBB” HIT SONG “MAGMAHAL MULI”

  Looking back on his dreams of becoming a housemate BoybandPH’s Ford Valencia turns one of the most nostalgic “Pinoy Big Brother” songs “ Magmahal Muli ” into a poignant acoustic ballad, his second solo single under ABS-CBN’s Star Pop label.   As a longtime fan of “PBB” who auditioned for the famed reality show several times to fulfill his dream of being a housemate, Ford said it’s an honor for him to release a reimagined version of the hit song.

DUNE WINS SIX AWARDS AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS®

  Warner Bros. Pictures’ Dune received some of the highest honours in filmmaking, winning a total of six Oscars®, the most kudos for a film, at the 94 th Academy Awards® presented this morning. Filipinos can stream the Oscars®-winning sci-fi epic on HBO GO now.   The awards won include -         Best Cinematography (Greig Fraser) -         Best Film Editing (Joe Walker); -         Best Music – Original Score (Hans Zimmer) -         Best Production Design (Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos) -         Best Sound (Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill, Ron Bartlett) -         Best Visual Effects (Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, Gerd Nefzer)  

Gloc-9 Harks Back To His Legendary Music Career, Drops Latest Single “Pilak”

  “Alam kong bawal tumigil at hindi dapat huminto, ‘Yang ang payo ko sayo para di ka mabigo. Salamat sa lahat ng nag bukas sakin ng pinto. Ok nako sa pilak kahit na di maka ginto” Universal Records is proud to honor  Gloc-9 ’s astounding impact on the Filipino music scene throughout his illustrious career. This year, the iconic “Makata sa Pinas” marks his 25th year in the industry and as a grand celebration, he is slated to release a brand-new album which will be called  “Pilak”.

WILL BRIGHT AND TU’S LOVE PREVAIL IN “F4 THAILAND: BOYS OVER FLOWERS” FINALE?

  Watch the last 3 episodes for free on iWantTFC, Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z Thyme (Bright Vachirawit) and Gorya (Tu Tontawan) will have to prove that their love is greater than any obstacle as they face the wrath of Thyme’s wicked mother in the last three episodes of “F4 Thailand: Boys Over Flowers.”   iWantTFC users will be the first ones to see how Thyme and Gorya’s rollercoaster of a love story will conclude by watching the series every Saturday at 9:30 PM, simultaneous with its Thailand airing. 

Paying government fees online is now made easy and rewarding with PayMaya

  Are you struggling to find the time to pay for your BIR taxes, PAG-IBIG and SSS contributions, or PRC license renewals? Fret no more. Gone are the days when you don't have any option but to go to a government office personally and fall in line to settle your payments.    Settling government payments is now a few clicks away. More national government agencies are integrating online payment acceptance in their platforms as part of ease of doing business. Going digital boosts efficiencies, promotes transparency, and provides a better experience to Filipino taxpayers.  The best part? It is also more rewarding when you pay with PayMaya!

DONNY AND BELLE FACE HIGHS AND LOWS OF YOUNG LOVE IN “HE’S INTO HER SEASON 2”

  iWantTFC’s most watched show in 2021 returns with a new season on Apr 22 Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano’s romantic series is finally making its highly-anticipated premiere this summer to bring more ‘kilig’ and lessons on family and friendship in “He’s Into Her Season 2,” following the record-breaking first season that topped all shows on iWantTFC.   The series will premiere first on iWantTFC on April 20 for iWantTFC premium users outside of the Philippines and all iWantTFC users in the Philippines and Indonesia can watch it for free on April 22. 

Shopee launches Career Jumpstart Series to help accelerate tech careers of students, young Filipinos no

  By 2025, the Philippine internet economy is expected to grow by 30% annually to reach USD28 billion [1] . In order to sustain such sizable growth, developing young, tech-driven talents will be key. In fact, the DTI has recognized the increasing need to upskill and reskill Philippine talent as one of the main priorities for the 2022 Philippine E-commerce Roadmap. As a means to support the digital economy boom, this April 2022, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, is launching its first ever Career Jumpstart Series, a curation of virtual open houses designed to train young tech leaders with career-building skills.

SKYCABLE BRINGS NEW DISCOVERIES AND THE WONDERS OF NATURE TO HOME VIEWERS IN HD WITH TWO NEW CHANNELS

  Global Trekker and Love Nature 4K available on SKYcable HD Plans SKYcable brings a world of new discoveries and the wonders of Mother Earth closer to Filipino home viewers as it introduces two new cable channels on its HD Plans with Global Trekker and Love Nature 4K. Both channels offer engaging and inspiring content highlighting Earth's beauty—from the diverse animal kingdom, series of natural phenomena, captivating destinations to the marvels of human society. Home viewers are in for a treat with an array of informative and entertaining shows about our world on Global Trekker, such as  All The Food In All The World, Eco Eye, If We Built It Today  and documentaries about personalities including  Adele, Mark Zuckerberg  and  Bill Gates . Asia's newest multi-genre factual entertainment channel is now airing on SKYcable HD Ch. 200.

Hate Fees? Shopee’s mobile wallet allows you to send money for free, buy cheap loads and more at this 4.4 ShopeePay Sale!

As early as March 27, check out the best deals and promos as Shopee opens the 4.4 ShopeePay Sale. Shopee’s mobile wallet grants you access to numerous perks such as sending money for free, buying the cheapest load up to 5GB data for ₱ 10, and claiming Free Shipping vouchers on your purchases. Send money for free, buy cheapest load, and avail exclusive rewards with ShopeePay  On top of all the shopping perks, there are useful features that you should try to maximize the benefits from your mobile wallet. Send money from your ShopeePay wallet to any bank, e-wallet, or Shopee user for free. As an additional treat, you can get free ₱100 when you send money for the first time via ShopeePay from March 27 to April 4. Your first transfer also qualifies you  for the “Send, Scratch & Win” raffle promo. Get a chance to win coins and vouchers, and earn an entry for the raffle draw of ₱100,000 weekly. For more info, visit https://shopee.ph/m/shopeepay- send-money-for-free .  Stay connected when

BGYO AND KD DROP SONGS ON LOVE AND REALIZATION IN BOLA BOLA EP

  "Bola Bola" stars Akira and KDwrote the songs... Gelo, Akira, JL, Mikki, and Nate of popular P-Pop group BGYO and KD Estrada add spice to the iWantTFC series "Bola Bola," with fresh new songs tackling different stories of love, which drops today on various streaming platforms.   Co-written and performed by Akira, who plays Lucas in the series, "Mahal Na Kita" is about falling in love with someone who we see as beautiful, not only outside but also his or her inner being. Aside from his solo version, he joins his brothers in BGYO in another version of the song.

IAM Worldwide Welcomes ‘Squid Game’ Star Jung Ho-Yeon As First-Ever Global Ambassador

This 2022, IAM Worldwide is focused on aggressively expanding their company operations and market influence. And in line with this, the company says it is ready for bigger things and is delighted to welcome its newest and first-ever global ambassador – South Korean model and actress  Jung Ho-Yeon . Ho-Yeon is best known for playing the role of North Korean defector Kang Sae-Byeok (067) in Netflix’s  Squid Game . The series became Netflix’s most watched show ever within a week of its launch on the streamer, with 142 million member households globally watching the show. Since then, Ho-Yeon’s fame has skyrocketed on a global scale with now having 23.7 million followers on Instagram and counting. Before her acting debut, she gained popularity as a top runway model starting at the age of 16 and has starred in Korea’s Next Top Model in 2013.

NETFLIX | Stranger Things 4 Official First Look Debut

STRANGER THINGS 4 Series Launch Date: May 27 (Volume One) and July 1 (Volume Two) Directors: The Duffer Brothers (401, 402, 407, 408, 409), Shawn Levy (403, 404), Nimród Antal (405, 406) Executive Producers: Iain Paterson, Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, Curtis Gwinn, The Duffer Brothers Created By: The Duffer Brothers

Globe reaffirms commitment to online consumer safety at 2022 Digital Pilipinas launch

  Digital solutions platform and digital lifestyle leader Globe underscored the value of keeping netizens safe from emerging risks and dangers of the online world at the Nascent Technology Summit x Digital Pilipinas 2022 held recently.   At a round-table discussion on “Edutech: Enabling the Next Generation of Technologists,” Globe’s Senior Manager for Sustainability Integration Miguel Bermundo spoke about several company initiatives that aim to keep subscribers protected online, including the Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP) and the #MakeITSafePH campaign.

This Women’s Month, Angel Locsin and other personalities call on fellow women to share their voices in Pink Lipstick campaign

  To combat the various stigmas and oppression that Filipino women face on a regular basis this International Women’s Month, actress Angel Locsin has banded together with a diverse group of women that includes fellow actresses, musicians, showbiz personalities, internet personalities, content creators, and ordinary citizens in a new online campaign video. Released on March 23, the video centers around the power of the Pink Lipstick. The Pink Lipstick is an essential item in a woman’s arsenal that allows them to make their voice louder and break through the different systems and criticisms working against them in society—such as harmful stereotypes, outdated gender expectations, perceived limitations, and more.

CBCP holds Election Forum with Presidentiables on March 25

  The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ (CBCP) has invited the presidential candidates to an election forum that will be held on March 25, 2022, Friday, and aired live at 6 pm across Catholic radio stations nationwide and on partner TV, cable and social media platforms.   At this event dubbed “Usapang Halalan: The CBCP Election Forum,” the presidentiables will be asked to expound not only their respective platforms, but also disclose their personal convictions and on positions on faith issues. A special portion of the forum will be devoted to questions from parishioners.

Trillanes’ gamely reveals funny side in an interview with Ogie Diaz and Mama Loi

  Senatorial candidate Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV showed his funny side during an interview on “Ogie Diaz Showbiz Update” YouTube channel as he gamely answered naughty questions from hosts Ogie Diaz and Mama Loi.   Trillanes can’t help but smile after Diaz and Mama Loi said that they were turned on by the presence of the former senator.   “Ganyan talaga kapag guwapo, matipuno at makisig,” said Mama Loi.

THE COMPANY SHOWS VERSATILITY IN MULTI-GENRE ALBUM “GITNA”

  Feat. the compositions of Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, Rey Valera, and more   The CompanY once again proves its musical versatility in its new album “ Gitna ,” a collection of multi-genre songs that tackle different themes of love and highlight the group’s amazing vocal harmony.   With its exploration of pop, jazz, electronica, dance, and acoustic folk, The CompanY’s 29 th  studio album—its first under ABS-CBN’s Star Music—delves into the length and breadth of vocal harmony in modern music styles showcased by equally talented members Annie Quintos, OJ Mariano, Moy Ortiz, and Sweet Plantado.   Its title “Gitna” also serves as the album’s key track and references the group’s core and centeredness amidst the changing tides and disruptions in music and contemporary living.

Protect Lives and Livelihood with These Easy Fire Prevention Tips and with Cebuana Lhuillier ProtectMax

  In the first two months of 2022 alone, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) announced that fire incidents have already increased by almost 13% compared to the same period last year. In addition, back in 2020, data from BFP also showed that open flame due to torch, unattended cooking, and electrical connections are the main causes of fire accidents.   Like other threats and risks of loss in any unfortunate events such as natural calamities, impacts due to fire and negligence mishaps, thousands of lives and millions up to billions worth of properties are being lost every year, and the need for a financial tool arises to make financial impacts less severe.

Feel The Outpour Of Emotions From Issa Rodriguez’s “Silong” Featuring Kyle Juliano

Longing for someone you love dearly after you part ways is such a hard feeling. Your heart is still hoping that he/she will be back though your brain clearly knows that it’s not going to happen anymore. That’s the central theme of   Issa Rodriguez’s   latest single   “Silong”   featuring   Kyle Juliano   released under Universal Records.   (LISTEN HERE)   This song is her follow-up to her five-track   Ready EP  released February of last year.

Here is the tea on how you can get that fresh, summer-ready hair like your favorite beach babes!

Get that #CantUnfeelIt sensation this season with Herbal Essences Summer is finally here! As the months are getting hotter, our scalp can get dry and this can lead to frizzy hair. Thankfully, Herbal Essences has got us Filipinas covered! They're spilling the tea on how we can keep our hair and scalp fresh so we can have all the fun we want under the sun! Have you heard about the tea on Tea Tree Oil? It's actually a staple in the best skinscare products but did you know it can be great for the hair too? It's one of the best ways to keep your lovely hair fresh and nourished!

CESCA’S “PAMBIHIRANG HARANA” SONG AIMS TO NORMALIZE GIRLS INITIATING RELATIONSHIPS

  Just a month since the release of her debut single, new Star Pop artist Cesca has dropped another original song “ Pambihirang Harana ,” which is about readily confessing feelings to someone you admire.   “’Pambihirang Harana’ is another take on initiating relationships. It shows that girls can express their feelings first without having to look desperate or needy,” Cesca explained.

JERICHO SHARES EXCITEMENT ON HIS DREAM INT’L PROJECT “SELLBLOCK”

Echo, thrilled for ABS-CBN’s int’l projects Kapamilya star Jericho Rosales couldn’t hide his excitement to begin working on his challenging role in “Sellblock,” the international prison action series of ABS-CBN International Production and Co-Production division, BlackOps Studios Asia, Psyops8, Story Arch Pictures, and Agog Film Productions, which he will headline. According to Jericho, “Sellblock” was presented to him three years ago and he immediately loved the project. “It’s always very exciting to do new things, especially groundbreaking projects and I felt that ‘Sellblock’ is one of those. It was presented to me at the time when I was looking for projects with more grit, projects that would push me, motivate me to try out new things, out of the box stuff, even character roles.”

International Happiness Day: Spread happiness with Globe

  The last few weeks have seen Filipinos easing into the new normal, with COVID-19 cases on a steady decline. Workers are back in their offices. Families are free to go out to weekend lunches. Friends are reuniting in sorely missed night outs. People are walking their dogs in parks.   Even with masks still on when they go out, there is no denying the smiles on Filipinos’ faces as they experience, for the first time in two years, a sense of normalcy after the challenging and limiting times of the pandemic.

PBB CELEBRITY HOUSEMATE ANJI SALVACION DROPS FIRST SELF-PENNED SINGLE “DALAMPASIGAN”

  The song she composed while staying in the PBB house for Odette survivors...   Anji Salvacion has officially released the song she composed inside the “Pinoy Big Brother” house last December as part of a fundraising campaign for the victims of Typhoon Odette and as an ode to her hometown titled “ Dalampasigan .”   “Dalampasigan,” which signifies the hopes of a little girl, which are to be reunited with a loved one and feel the solace of family, delivers the nostalgic vibe of spending summer at the beach and healing with beautiful memories of home and family. It also represents Anji’s journey and the comfort of childhood moments with her dad.  

FDCP Channel Celebrates National Women’s Month with Cine Filipina: Women’s Film Festival

In celebration of National Women's Month this March, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is holding its second Cine Filipina featuring a lineup of film screenings, talkbacks, panel discussions, and activities available throughout the month on the FDCP Channel platform.   This year’s “Cine Filipina: Juana Tungo Sa Kaunlaran” aims to continue recognizing women’s significant accomplishments. The film festival puts a spotlight on women to further understand and support their journeys as they carry on to make beneficial contributions to society. The festival is being held virtually on the FDCP Channel ( fdcpchannel.ph ) with limited onsite screenings at the Cinematheque Centres.  

Shopee Continues Push to Make E-Commerce for Everyone

Shopee always aims to give users a seamless digital experience. Since its launch, Shopee has been known for hosting some of the biggest e-commerce campaigns, and the recent 3.15 Consumer Day was no exception. It marked Shopee’s first mega sale of the year, providing consumers with the best deals, exciting initiatives, and an overall fun and rewarding online shopping experience. 3.15 Consumer Day is also part of the company’s commitment to make e-commerce for everyone, similar to other initiatives that enable consumers and businesses to experience e-commerce to the fullest. Making shopping more fun and accessible for all Shopee has become a go-to for safe and convenient online shopping. The platform continues to create a more inclusive and convenient digital environment where both shoppers and sellers can find enjoyment and success. Last 3.15, Shopee celebrated its very first Consumer Day Sale where more Filipinos were able to avail of exclusive discounts and deals. Across the region, S

MEET THE HOPEFULS OF “MY PAPA PI” THIS SATURDAY

  Piolo, Pepe, Pia, join cast in watching premiere   “My Papa Pi,” the new show that will bring joy and good vibes to Filipinos, is finally airing this Saturday (March 19) featuring the “hopefuls” of Mapag-asa Street led by Piolo Pascual, Pepe Herrera, and Pia Wurtzbach.   Follow the story of twins Pipoy (Piolo) and Popoy (Pepe) and Tere (Pia), the woman that completes the love triangle starting tomorrow, 7 pm on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live on Facebook and YouTube, iWantTFC, and TFC.

Julius & Tintin Help Resolve Family Issues and Marital Woes in New Public Service Show on One PH

  After more than 20 years, the OG love team who became the #RelationshipGoals of most couples is finally back to doing public service together. Known as one of the most inspiring couples and celebrity marriages in the country, Julius Babao and Christine Bersola-Babao are now hosting their own show, Julius & Tintin: Para sa Pamilyang Pilipino , starting this March 21 on Cignal TV’s One PH channel. Julius & Tintin: Para sa Pamilyang Pilipino is a daily teleserbisyo program for the Filipino family where both husband and wife give advice on relationship problems, starting from the simplest misunderstandings to the most complicated issues that parents and partners go through.

Edu Manzano: Leni will stand up vs. foreign intrusion, fight for PH territory

  When it comes to protecting the Philippines’ waters and territory against foreign intrusion, actor-host Edu Manzano reminded that there is one brave woman whom people can count on.   "Kay Leni Robredo, sigurado tayo, ang atin ay atin," Edu said in a video, echoing the presidential aspirant’s stand on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) issue.   "Ipaglalaban niya ang Pilipinas para sa Pilipino," he added.

Jona and Ariel Rivera Join Sing Galing Nation

  Following its successful comeback that marked many firsts for the country’s original and pioneering videoke TV program, Sing Galing announces a Year 2 that levels up in excitement and amusement with bigger prizes, new segments, new personalities to join the Kantawanan , and more surprising celebrations to watch out for. In a record-breaking grand finale that garnered the largest audience share for TV5's Saturday primetime since 2016, Sing Galing recently made history by being the first TV show to air live from the newly-restored cultural treasure, The Metropolitan Theater.  Mari Mar Tua of Pampanga, a record-holder BidaOke Star with eight wins in the show’s regular edition, was hailed as the first-ever Ultimate BidaOke Star during the Kantastic Finale. She won a Sing Galing trophy from renowned artist Toym Imao, a house and lot from Bria, and one million pesos cash. Actor Patrick Quiroz also won one million pesos cash plus P100,000 for his chosen Bidaficiary when he bagged the Ul

Shopee wraps up a successful first 3.15 Consumer Day, with 5 times more items bought in first 2 hours of March 15

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, concluded a successful 3.15 Consumer Day, its first mega sale of the year. More people were able to shop and reward themselves with Shopee, with 5 times more items bought in the first 2 hours of 15 March compared to an average day. 36 million Shopee vouchers were claimed on 15 March, as users saved more on everything they needed. With more users celebrating at 3.15, brands and sellers were able to easily connect with and engage them. Orders on Shopee Mall increased 5 times compared to an average day, as brands saw a surge in traffic to Official Stores. Local businesses also saw a boost in sales, powered by strong support from shoppers. In the Philippines, Rhian -- a women’s apparel shop, WJF shops ( grocerysale.no1 and no1.go) and albee_298 --  all three offering home essentials and face masks,  emerged as the top local sellers this 3.15. 

TNT BOYS’ MACKIE EMPUERTO REIMAGINES “CAN THIS BE LOVE”

  Embarking on his journey as a solo artist   Mackie Empuerto, one of the powerful trio comprising the TNT Boys, breathes new life into the Ryan Cayabyab classic “ Can This Be Love ,” his first single as a solo artist that is set to drop on digital platforms on Friday (March 18).   A Smokey Mountain original, “Can This Be Love” talks about young love particularly the magic of first love. Marvin Querido arranged and produced Mackie’s remake under TNT Records.   During the media launch for his song, Mackie shared that he was at first hesitant to explore a solo music career. “There was a time when I got scared to explore but I chose to believe in myself and in what I can do,” he shared.

FRANCINE FEEDS THE HEARTS OF KD, AKIRA, AND ASHTON IN “BOLA BOLA”

  Streaming for free in PH on iWantTFC this March 26 Is it true that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach?   Francine Diaz will cook her way to her crush’s heart as she is paired with three up and coming leading men - BGYO’s Akira Morishita and The Squad Plus' KD Estrada and Ashton Salvador - in the iWantTFC original series “Bola Bola,” which streams for free in the Philippines this March 26. 

Puregold Channel Launches the Much-Awaited “Ang Babae Sa Likod Ng Face Mask” Romcom Series

  This summer, expect pure fun and entertainment from Puregold Channel with the much-anticipated release of its first ever romcom digital series “Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask” on March 26.   A 13-episode romantic comedy series conceptualized with Puregold, produced by award-winning filmmaker Chris Cahilig, and directed by critically-acclaimed Victor Villanueva, “Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask” marks the introduction of social media personality and comedienne Herlene Budol in her very first starring role.   Popularly known as “Hipon Girl,” Herlene’s wit and charm helped her get an initial break—regular exposure on the variety show ‘Wowowin’. Now she takes on a lead role in Puregold Channel’s second digital series, “Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask”.