Wednesday, May 18, 2022

‘Ming ♥ Tomas,’ an Innovative New Web Series that Will Make You Laugh and Want to Fall in Love Now Streams for FREE

Justin Besana, the creative mind behind posters of critically-acclaimed movies is behind the colorful and quirky poster 
of Ming ♥ Tomas

When so much media nowadays seems to be about challenging things happening around us, romcoms offer us a breath of fresh air. At their very best, romantic comedies are sheer joy. They are about forging human connections and people bringing out the best from one another. It is a genre that’s about delivering joy and kilig to the audience. Watching a romcom feels worthwhile because they rekindle our hope for love and the best that life can offer with its fair share of laughs in store for the viewers.


Launched by the Philippines’ favorite pampagana, Mang Tomas All- Around Sarsa, the new three-episode series “Ming ♥ Tomas” delivers the thrills that every kilig-hunter hopes to take comfort in. The series offers viewers everything that one should expect from the genre: a cast of lovably authentic characters that follow a storyline with the perfect emotional hook and laughs that will keep men and women of all ages glued to their screen.

Ming ♥ Tomas shows how fate brings together two individuals on different life paths to fall in love. On one hand, we have Ming, a sweet and dainty girl blessed with a ganado appetite, proving that anyone regardless of gender and physical build can be a true macho ganado with the perfect meal partner like Mang Tomas. On the other hand, we have Tomas, a hardworking boy who has more sides than meets the eye. Each episode reveals several twists and turns to their love story that makes you excited and curious about what’s going to happen next.


At the helm of the project are award-winning directors Joel Ferrer and Chris Cahilig. Shot exclusively on mobile phones with the guidance of Tristan Cua who’s dubbed as the father of mobile filmmaking in the Philippines, the video offers us a more intimate and immersive view into the lives of the characters. As a format, using mobile phone for filming made the series feel very authentic, almost as if you’re with the characters. Beyond sharing conversations over dinner, is there a more intimate experience these days than connecting through the phone screen?

You can catch the first two episodes of Ming ♥ Tomas for FREE on the Mang Tomas Facebook page and NutriAsia YouTube page, with the first episode “AngMANGhuhula” here, and the second episode “Ang GANAduo” here.

You may also answer the question at the end of the episodes for a chance to win #MachoGanado gift packs. 

Like and follow the Mang Tomas Facebook and Instagram pages for more updates!

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Kyle Echarri, Markus Paterson, and Moophs Collaborate in R&B Single "Hotel Room"


Kyle Echarri, Markus Paterson, and Moophs have just dropped an R&B collaboration entitled “Hotel Room,” a single about feeling lost, empty, and downcast.

Coupling Markus’ and Kyle’s soulful vocals with a neo-soul vibe from Moophs on production, “Hotel Room” perfectly encapsulates the gloom of coping with being left behind by a loved one.

I wrote ‘Hotel Room’ about a specific time in my life when I was trapped by vices and surrounded by the wrong crowd. Looking back on it, I’m proud of myself for getting out of that hole and out of it came a pretty alright sounding song,” Markus disclosed. “I think it’s the best time to release this song because I’m a responsible father now, and it’s a reminder of who I was, not who I am now.”


Kyle echoed Markus’ sentiment about the song being personal to him and said he wants to share it because of its relatability. He said, “It’s my first time releasing something that is this personal, and I feel like a lot of people go through these kinds of hard times.”


Meanwhile, song producer Moophs talked about how working with the two actor-singers was a breeze. The Tarsier Records label head said, “Markus wrote a song and sent me a voice note, I produced a beat around it, and Kyle penned a second verse and hopped on the track. Their songwriting chemistry together in the studio is magical.


One of Tarsier Records’ original class of artists in 2017, Markus has numerous releases under his belt with the label, including his “B-SIDE” EP, which has garnered over 3 million streams on Spotify alone. Kyle, on the other hand, introduced his second full-length album, “New Views,” last year. Moophs has worked with Bugoy Drilon, Inigo Pascual, Russell Reyes, and other artists for various collabs in 2021.

Check out “Hotel Room” by Markus, Kyle Echarri and Moophs, out now on digital streaming platforms worldwide.

For updates, follow Tarsier Records on its social media accounts @tarsierrecords.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Moira dela Torre Releases New Song "Kumpas," Inspired by the Real-life Love Story of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla


Most streamed Filipina artist Moira dela Torre introduces the heartwarming single “Kumpas,” her comeback into recording that also serves as the official soundtrack of the new ABS-CBN Entertainment series “2 Good 2 Be True.”

The song was inspired not just by the series but also by the real-life love story of lead stars Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.

Hindi lang ito sa synopsis ng ‘2 Good To Be True’ nakabase but sa documentary ng KathNiel,” revealed Moira at the “2 Good 2 Be True” grand media conference where she first performed the song. “It was really made for KathNiel and ‘2 Good To Be True.’”

ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo handled the production of “Kumpas.”


Released under Star Music, the song talks about someone special being one’s ‘compass’ - her guide when lost, the bright hue in shades of dullness, and her savior amid every storm.

Moira dela Torre’s “Kumpas” is out now on digital streaming platforms. 

Watch out for the endearing theme song in “2 Good 2 Be True,” streaming on Netflix beginning May 13, on iWantTFC starting May 14, and on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, Jeepney TV, and TV5 beginning May 16.

Talented Singer-Dancer Ken San Jose Joins Universal Records PH Roster of Talents


Universal Records Philippines has officially welcomed the young and talented dance sensation Ken San Jose as part of the growing artist roster.


The singer-dancer was joined by his management, Cornerstone Entertainment Inc.’s Erickson Raymundo and Jeff M. Vadillo during the exclusive contract signing at the Universal Records office with Managing Director Kathleen Dy-Go and Operations Manager Peter Chan.

According to the World Of Dance PH finalist turned star, finally being part of the UR family is a dream come true for him.

Speechless, definitely. It’s a dream come true. It’s something na I’ve dreamed of ever since I was young, signing a record deal. And to be with such a big company like Universal Records, it’s a blessing from God talaga,” Ken shares. He just turned 20 last April and part of his birthday wish is to explore and grow with the record label.

He adds, “Gusto ko to push harder this year. I want to work hard like never before. I definitely have this burning passion right now for music. I’m just excited to explore and grow with Universal Records.”

When asked about his favorite artists and musical influences, Ken cites that he loves the music of Chris Brown who’s also into dancing, Travis Scott, and Justin Bieber. In addition, he passionately mentioned Skusta Clee as one of his OPM idols.

It would be pretty dope to collaborate with Skusta Clee one day,” he says. He also shared that he’s into Flow G and fellow UR artist Shanti Dope.

Ken has released four singles since 2019, including his popular songs “Halma” and “Lose Control” and this year, he promised to be more energetic, passionate and artistic when it comes to honing his craft. “I definitely wanna release my first album with UR and I definitely want to explore my artistry whether that’s on hip-hop or RNB,” he happily shares.

So, stay tuned for Ken San Jose’s debut single under Universal Records later this year!


Follow Ken San Jose on:

Facebook: facebook.com/kensanjoseofficial 
Twitter: @kensanjose_ 
Instagram: @kensanjose 
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4faG828UeBkIDYFc4fqPoX?si=Fj7MRd0iQmGFKUBlfKzT4A 
TikTok: @kenpsanjose

Follow Universal Records PH on:

Facebook: facebook.com/universalrecordsph 
Twitter: @universalrec_ph 
Instagram: @universalrecordsph 
TikTok: @universalrecph

Smart Offers FREE Prepaid Home WiFi SIM for Subscribers with Lost or Expired SIM


Have you lost your Prepaid Home WiFi SIM or got an expired one?

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is making it simpler for you to reactivate your device and reconnect in no time as it offers a one-time FREE SIM for Smart Bro Home WiFi or PLDT Prepaid Home WiFi subscribers at Smart Stores nationwide.

To claim your new FREE Prepaid Home WiFi SIM, simply bring your Smart Bro Home WiFi or PLDT Prepaid Home WiFi device and a valid ID to the nearest Smart Store.

As another convenient option, Prepaid Home WiFi subscribers with a lost or expired SIM may also avail of the new Smart Bro Home WiFi FAM SIM for only Php199, which comes with 20 GB valid for 7 days.

The new Smart Bro Home WiFi Fam SIM 199 is available at all accredited retailers and online stores nationwide to make it easier for you to replace your lost or expired Prepaid Home WiFi SIM. Smart Bro also released FAM SIM 999 that comes with preloaded FREE unlimited data on all sites and apps for 30 days.

Enjoy Unlimited Data with your new SIM

With your FREE Smart Bro Home WiFi SIM or new FAM SIM, you are ready to access and enjoy all of Smart Bro Home WiFi’s data-packed offers to cover your family’s online needs.

These offers include UNLIFAM 999, which comes with unlimited data for all sites and apps valid for 30 days for only Php999.

Available on the GigaLife App, UNLIFAM 999 lets you to cover all your family’s essential and favorite online activities - whether it’s working or schooling from home, streaming your favorite movies, TV series, music, or K-content, playing your favorite online games, or creating and sharing content with your friends and loved ones, among others.

Smart Bro Home WiFi subscribers can also enjoy special deals by tapping the ‘Don’t Miss Out’ Tile on the GigaLife App.

Smart Bro Home WiFi is powered by the Philippines’ fastest 5G mobile network according to Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence.

Cover all your family’s online activities now by availing of your FREE Smart Bro Home WiFi SIM at the nearest Smart Store, or by purchasing the new Smart Bro Home WiFi FAM SIM at accredited retailers nationwide, Smart Online Store and official online stores at Lazada and Shopee. 

To know more, visit www.smart.com.ph/bro/homewifi

Friday, May 13, 2022

Send Money to Any Bank or e-Wallet Using Shopee Pay for Free


We already know how easy it is to send money online - all it takes is a few taps on your phone and you’re done. Convenient and ideal, right? Yes, but only if you’re sending money to someone with the same bank account or e-wallet as yours or else you need to pay extra fees. That’s not very practical so we’ve got a solution for you. 

Did you know that ShopeePay, Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet, actually lets you send money to any bank, e-wallet or Shopee user for free? Yes, no hidden fees because we want to enable all Filipinos to fully enjoy the benefits of sending money online.

It’s inconvenient to create and maintain multiple apps just to avoid additional transaction fees. To minimize the hassle, all you need is ShopeePay, which is part of the Shopee app - simply activate and verify your ShopeePay account. With ShopeePay, enjoy free and instant bank transfers with 40+ banks and e-wallet partners, including the country’s major banks like BDO, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Metrobank, Security Bank, UnionBank, and more. With this integrated service, you no longer need to jump from one app to another to make your fund transfers.

Watch the video below to know how to send money for free with ShopeePay.

 

On top of convenience, ShopeePay also makes sending money more fun and exciting through promos where you can qualify to win rewards and cash prizes. Get the chance to be a ShopeePay Milyonaryo - register at this link, send at least P50 to any bank, e-wallet or Shopee user for a chance to play and win up to P1,000,000 on Shopee Live. In addition, be sure to check in during ShopeePay Happy Hour so you can win up to 100 coins daily when you send at least P50 to any Shopee user.

Activate ShopeePay now and start enjoying its benefits. To learn more about ShopeePay, visit https://shopee.ph/m/shopee-pay

Download Shopee for free through the App Store or Google Play.

5 Ways to Stay Productive this Summer


It’s summertime! Many of us might be taking some time off this summer break from school or maybe even from work. While a lot will want to enjoy the downtime that the holidays bring, some might also want to keep their minds and wits sharp and continue being productive.

If you’re one of the proactive people who wants something to do while school is out, you’re in luck - here are a few ideas for to-do list items you can check off during all this free time:

1. Learn a new skill

Want to keep on improving yourself? Two or so months is enough for you to learn and practice a new life skill! Whether it’s crafting something with your hands or creating something with your mind, this summer’s a good a time as any to impress your friends with something you’ve learned while everyone’s at home. There are so many options for skills to learn online.

2. Learn a new language

Why not take your learning a step further and learn a new language? Being able to speak another language beyond your native tongue can come in pretty handy in the future, so it’s always a good idea to open yourself up to the world and learn a foreign language. Learning is more accessible than it’s ever been, so take advantage of this time to upgrade yourself.

3. Join a good cause

Do you feel strongly about saving the world and just making it a better place? If so, you can use this time to volunteer for a good cause. The world could always use as many concerned citizens as possible, so when you’ve got the time to give, it could go a long way in helping everyone who lives in it.

4. Make things you like

Perhaps you already have an arts and crafts skill that’s waiting to be used. If that’s the case, you can just express your creativity and keep making things that you like. You don’t have to do it for anyone else—just create things that make you happy and keep yourself busy during this break, while you wait for things to kick up again.

5. Organize things at home


Want to do something that’ll immediately affect you in a good way? There’s always one thing you can do at home - organize your things, whether it’s in your room or your workspace. Put things in their proper places, label what needs labeling, and generally keep your area neat. The cleanliness is going to boost your mood a lot, too!

No matter what you’ll get up to this summer, you can always get it done with the help of Brother machines and products! Print out the things you need for your learning and creative expression with a printer such as the DCP-T420W A4 Ink Tank Printer, which makes printing at home effortless with features such as plug-and-play, WiFi printing, and cost-effective ultra high-yield ink bottles.

For your organization needs, Brother label printers are the way to go, like the P-Touch Cube portable labelmaker that lets you create labels from the Design&Print mobile app that connects via Bluetooth. With Brother label printers, organizing your things can be super fun!

So when it’s time to get productive this summer, let Brother help you keep yourself busy and improve over the break! Head to your nearest authorized Brother dealer to pick up a reliable machine that works not only for the season, but for as long as you need it!

For more details on Brother products and consumables, visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BROTHERatyourside/

You can also call the Brother Helpdesk Hotline at (02) 8 581-9898, or through the toll-free line at 1-10-BROTHER or send an email to helpdesk@brother.com.ph.

About Brother Philippines

Brother Philippines is a sales subsidiary of the Brother Group. Established in Japan in 1908, the Brother Group delivers products and services to customers all over the world, with manufacturing and sales facilities in 44 countries and regions. Brother Philippines offers products and services with Brother expertise in a wide range of fields such as printing and solutions, home and embroidery sewing machines, labelers, and scanners. Since its establishment in the Philippines in the year 2000, Brother has been placing its customers first everywhere, every time, and has been providing them with superior value with high quality products and services. Brother also prides itself with its sustainable business practices, taking responsibility, acting respectfully, and making a positive difference through Brother Earth. To learn more about the brand and its products, visit the Brother Philippines website at www.brother.com.ph, like its Facebook page (Facebook.com/BROTHERatyourside), and follow it on Twitter (@BROTHERPhils) and Instagram (@BrotherPhils).

TV5 and Cignal TV Partner with Robinsons Malls for Upcoming Live Shows, Niña Niño Meet and Greet, and Sing Galing Auditions


Mall shows and gatherings are definitely back for families, friends, shoppers, and patrons as Robinsons Malls open its doors for TV5’s exciting activities in line with their upcoming entertainment programs this May.

In partnership with Robinsons Malls, TV5 and Cignal TV are set to jumpstart a series of exciting entertainment activities starting with the top-rating Sing Galing Nation: The Grand Kantawanan Caravan. This event will be holding weekend auditions and kantawanan shows that will kick-off this Saturday, May 14 at Robinsons Place Lipa and Robinsons Place Malolos, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. There are two categories for the auditions: one for 13 years old and above, and two for its Sing Galing Kids competition which is open to children ages 5 to 12 years old. There will be another audition scheduled at Robinsons Metro East on May 15 and Robinsons Galleria South on May 22.


Right after the auditions, guests and participants can watch and enjoy its Kantawanan Show with exciting games and fun performances from the Sing Galing cast: K Brosas, Ethel Booba, Donita Nose, Ronnie Liang, Zendee, and Mr. Rey Valera, as well as Sing Galing’s first-ever Ultimate Bidaoke Star, Marimar Tua, and Ultimate Bidaoke Sing-lebrity, Patrick Quiroz.

The fun activities continue as TV5’s Majestic Superstar and Robinsons Malls endorser, Maja Salvador, visits Robinsons Starmills in San Fernando, Pampanga with the rest of the Niña Niño cast this May 15 at 3pm to celebrate their Niña Niño: Grand Himala Day with the public.

Niña Niño was one of the top-rating shows on TV5 and has garnered international accolades at the 2021 Asian Academy Creative Awards. The show was also a consistent favorite on Netflix when it started streaming on the said platform.

To stay updated with the latest shows and events, like and follow Robinsons Malls' and TV5’s official accounts on Facebook and Instagram.

Mystery, Dread Surround "Don't Worry Darling" Movie Trailer featuring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles


Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema have revealed the official trailer of the mystery thriller “Don’t Worry Darling” directed by Olivia Wilde and starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Olivia Wilde, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, and Chris Pine.

Check out the trailer below and watch “Don’t Worry Darling” in Philippine cinemas September 2022.


About “Don’t Worry Darling”

A 1950s housewife (Florence Pugh) living with her husband (Harry Styles) in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets.

“Don’t Worry Darling” is directed by Olivia Wilde, screenplay by Katie Silberman, story by Carey Van Dyke & Shane Van Dyke and Katie Silberman. The producers are Olivia Wilde, Katie Silberman, Miri Yoon, Roy Lee, the executive producers are Richard Brener, Celia Khong, Alex G. Scott, Catherine Hardwicke, Carey Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke.

The film stars Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Olivia Wilde, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, and Chris Pine

“Don’t Worry Darling” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Discovery company. Join the conversation online and use the hashtag

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Prepare for Takeoff with "Top Gun: Maverick" Character Posters


Meet the best of the best. Get to know the Top Gun: Maverick crew with the reveal of their individual character posters. See them on the biggest screen possible on Wednesday, May 25 in theaters and IMAX across the Philippines.

Watch the film’s new spot at https://youtu.be/N8stAcufxy8


About Top Gun: Maverick

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”.

Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis with Ed Harris.

The film is written by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, based the characters created by Jim Cash & Jack Epps, Jr. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie and David Ellison.

Top Gun: Maverick is distributed in the Philippines by Paramount Pictures through Columbia Pictures. 

 
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