Friday, February 03, 2023

Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano Serve Up Kilig Moments in New Smart Prepaid TVC


Valentine’s Day came early for ‘DonBelle’ fans as Smart Prepaid recently put together the ‘new generation phenomenal love team’ of Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano in a swoon-worthy TVC filled with kilig moments.

DonBelle turns up the romance in the 30-second TVC showing simple moments that matter to them the most - like taking silly selfies, letting loose with a TikTok dance, and immersing in a movie - as they enjoy each other’s company.


Moments that truly matter for DonBelle


Asked about the moments that matter most to them, DonBelle couldn’t help but agree with each other.

"My hope is that I am able to go through this year balancing work and staying connected with family and loved ones - not to mention all the extra things I still want to do on the side," said Donny.

"I have to agree with Donny because nothing beats spending quality time with your loved ones. And it doesn't always have to be grand - it can be as simple as having coffee, sharing funny memes, or a call to cap the day, it’s really the thought that makes every moment special," said Belle.

Wishes for 2023


In a recent interview for Star Magic's Inside News, the loveteam eagerly shared their wishes for the year ahead.

"Sana ngayong 2023 ay mas ma-strech pa ako in terms of learning my craft. [I also want to] spend more time with friends and family as well. ... and travel more," Donny said.

"I hope 2023 is full of positivity and happiness not just for me but for everyone else," Belle said.

Live in the moment with Power All offers


Just like the ‘DonBelle’, you can also fully live in moments that matter most with Power All 99, which comes with 8 GB for all sites and apps, Unli TikTok, and Unli Texts to All Networks valid for 7 days for only Php99.

With Power All 99, you have more data to easily access all your go-to websites and productivity apps so that you can spend more quality time with your loved ones. You can also use it share updates on social media, make catch-up video calls, or send funny memes and messages to family and friends.

The promo also comes with Unli TikTok, so you can enjoy watching and sharing trending videos from your favorite content creators - be it funny skits, a day in a life, dance and song covers, food reviews, budol finds, and so much more.

You can also register to Power All 149, which comes with a bigger allocation of 12 GB of data for all sites, Unli TikTok and Unli Calls to All Networks.


Register to Power All 99 and Power All 149 by logging into the GigaLife App or their go-to mobile wallet app, by dialing *123#, or by heading to the nearest retailer or convenience store.

Philippines’ Fastest and Best Mobile Network

Power All is powered by Smart, which is recognized as the Philippines’ Best Mobile Network by Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband intelligence. Smart received this accolade after dominating two crucial Ookla Speedtest Awards categories, the “Fastest Mobile Network” and “Best Mobile Coverage”, from Q1-Q2 2022.

In compliance with the SIM Registration Law, Smart Prepaid subscribers are encouraged to have their SIM registered at https://simreg.smart.com.ph/ portal.

To know more about Smart Prepaid’s Power All offers, visit smart.com.ph/Prepaid/PowerAll.

Top 28 Dream Chasers Face 4th Ranking and Elimination this February 4 and 5


Chinggus all over the country should not miss the upcoming 4th ranking and elimination of the country's first idol survival competition, "Dream Maker" this February 4 (Saturday) and February 5 (Sunday).

After their third mission, Team Topick emerged as the winners and were given the chance to perform in "Magandang Buhay '' and "It's Showtime," while Team Hunters who placed 2nd also guested in the said noontime show.

Meanwhile, the Dream Chasers' various mall shows even trended on social media and were well attended by their fans. Witness the 4thranking and 3rd elimination this weekend, 9:30 PM on Dream Maker Online Hub, Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV.

Universal Records Philippines Partners with Ingrooves Music Group for Global Distribution


Ingrooves Music Group, a world leader in music distribution, marketing, and technology, has signed Universal Records, one of the Philippines' leading independent record labels to a global distribution deal. The first release under the new deal is the release of a Christian Bautista tribute album, The Way You Look at Me: The Songs of Christian Bautista, out on March 3. The album marks the 20th anniversary of when the celebrated singer came onto the music scene. Bautista is also planning a 20th Anniversary concert which is being held at the Samsung Performing Arts Theater in Circuit Makati on January 28. 

Headquartered in Quezon City, Universal Records Philippines, Inc. is one of the most successful record labels ever to exist in the Philippines. Over the years, some of the iconic and award-winning Filipino artists became part of the UR family like Jose Mari Chan, Gary Valenciano, Apo Hiking Society, Parokya Ni Edgar, Christian Bautista, Julie Anne San Jose, Gloc-9, Shanti Dope, Kyle Juliano, Donny Pangilinan, Paolo Sandejas, Timmy Albert, Ken San Jose, The Ransom Collective and many more. Other new releases via Ingrooves in the coming weeks include projects from Sam Concepcion, Gloc-9 featuring Liezel and Ramdiss, Zephanie, Shanti Dope featuring HELLMERRY, KZ Tandingan and others.

For decades, Universal Records has proven again and again that they know how to build a sustainable music business in the Philippines and beyond. We're honored that Universal Records has chosen Ingrooves as their strategic growth partner to collaborate, support, and empower their commercial and creative vision,” said Nina Rabe-Cairns, Managing Director APAC for Ingrooves Music Group. “Guji Lorenzana and the Philippines’ team are dedicated to offering top-notch service, which, combined with our innovative marketing technology and global team, will enable Universal Records to thrive in new and exciting ways.

Kathleen Dy-Go, Managing Director of Universal Records commented: “We strongly feel that this partnership is a chance to begin again while carrying the wisdom of the past that taught us so many things. I believe that we can reach new heights with this bold move. And of course, we have high hopes that we can gain a different perspective in this continuously evolving and thriving music industry with the help of our partner Ingrooves Music Group.

Without a doubt Universal Records is one of the most important record labels in the country,” said Guji Lorenzana, Country Manager of the Philippines for Ingrooves Music Group. “Working with their team on this hugely iconic collection from Christian Bautista is really a dream come true for all of us at Ingrooves.

Universal Records is the gold standard of independent record labels in the Philippines, and we are excited to welcome them to the Universal Music Group family through their partnership with Ingrooves Music Group,” said Enzo Valdez, Managing Director, Universal Music Group PH.

Artists and songs included on The Way You Look at Me: The Songs Of Christian Bautista Album:

I Belong To The Zoo, “Hands To Heaven” 
Morissette, “Colour Everywhere” 
Kyle Juliano, “Everything You Do” 
Julie Anne San Jose and Rayver Cruz, “Pag-ibig Na Kaya” 
Ben&Ben, “The Way You Look At Me” 
Sam Concepcion, “Kapit” 
Zephanie, “Since I Found You” 
KZ Tandingan, “Kailan Pa Ma’y Ikaw”

Celebrate Love this Valentine with FlowerStore.ph and ABS-CBN Foundation


This Valentine's, ABS-CBN Foundation and FlowerStore.ph aim to give more meaning to love with its charity effort for the benefit of children and families in need.

To support the Foundation, FlowerStore.ph, the Philippines' #1 Online Gift Store, will be donating proceeds from their Valentine's sales from January 20 to February 14, 2023.

As we continue to make gifting hassle-free for everyone, we are also making it one of our goals to continue giving back to the community. Valentine's is our biggest campaign year after year, and we feel that this is the perfect season to encourage our customers to help Filipinos, especially children, in need. We are grateful to the ABS-CBN Foundation for this partnership and for the work they do,” said Saul Molla, CEO, and Founder of FlowerStore.ph.

Molla explained that customers will have the opportunity to donate to the Foundation when they purchase any Valentine’s bouquets and gifts at FlowerStore.ph website.

We will be activating a voucher code with P200 OFF specific to this fundraising initiative. Our customers can use the code KAPAMILYA until February 14 to donate P100 to the Foundation and to get P100 OFF on their Valentine’s purchase. This is of course on top of the lowest prices we have on our Valentine’s products,” Molla added.

Meanwhile, Roberta Lopez-Feliciano, Managing Director of the Foundation, expressed how grateful she is for partners like FlowerStore.ph who support the Foundations' advocacies. "Their support gives us what we need to go out and continue to be in the service of the Filipino."

This partnership will help provide safe spaces for children, give educational assistance to a wide range of learners, and support our efforts in protecting the environment as we also assist the neediest communities in their livelihood projects. And because natural calamities are a fact of life in our country, providing help before, during, and after a natural disaster will always be part of our DNA,” she added.

ABS-CBN Foundation is a non-profit organization known for its advocacies on child welfare and protection, environmental conservation, education, disaster response, resilience and rehabilitation and sustainable livelihood and community development. The fundraising initiative with FlowerStore.ph will aid their wide-ranging efforts to uplift the life and livelihood of Filipinos.

(Trailer) "Dear David," An Unconventional Coming-of-Age Love Story from Indonesia, Premieres February 9 on Netflix


Netflix has released the official trailer for "Dear David," an unconventional coming-of-age story from Indonesia, premiering only on Netflix February 9.

Trailer: DEAR DAVID

Starring Shenina Cinnamon, Emir Mahira, and Caitlin North, the film tells the story of Laras (Cinnamon), a straight-A high schooler whose life is turned upside down when her risqué fantasy blog about her crush David (Mahira) is leaked to everyone at school.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

TV5 and ABS-CBN Boost Primetime TV with New Shows “Dirty Linen” and “FPJ’s Batang Quiapo” feat. an Ensemble of Philippines’ High Caliber Actors

The groundbreaking collaboration between media giants TV5 and ABS-CBN makes 2023 even more jam-packed and action-filled with the domination of primetime TV by star-studded programs like "Dirty Linen" and the much-awaited return of Coco Martin in "FPJ's Batang Quiapo," in commemoration of Fernando Poe Jr.'s 18th Death Anniversary.

Dirty Linen, which premiered on TV5 on January 23, stars Janine Gutierrez and Zanjoe Marudo with an all-star ensemble cast led by John Arcilla, Joel Torre, Janice De Belen, Francine Diaz, and Seth Fedelin, under the direction of Onat Diaz and Andoy Ranay. Also gracing the show is Golden Globe nominee Dolly De Leon and Harlem International Film Festival Winner Ruby Ruiz. Dirty Linen follows the story of the Fiero family whose lives are threatened by those who wish to seek justice as a result of their family's wrongdoing. This gripping story "stained by lies, washed by truth, and handled with care" is sure to captivate Filipino audiences, leaving them wanting for more.

Moreover, TV5 and ABS-CBN have the biggest offerings in line for the fans of the long running TV series FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, as the Primetime King Coco Martin returns with the adaptation of Fernando Poe Jr.'s 1986 action-comedy film, Batang Quiapo. In commemoration of Fernando Poe Jr's 18th Death Anniversary, Coco teams up with Dreamscape Entertainment and FPJ's daughter, Lovi Poe, for a promising, action-packed, and timeless small screen adaption of the beloved FPJ film.

Joining the cast of FPJ's Batang Quiapo are Lito Lapid, Christopher De Leon, Susan Africa, John Estrada, Pen Medina, Cherry Pie Picache, Benzon Dalina, Mark Lapid, Ronwaldo Martin, Ping Medina, Mercedes Cabral, Alan Paule, and Tommy Abuel. The show will be headed and directed by Martin and Malu Sevilla, set to air on TV5 this year.

Since the much-lauded collaboration between TV5 and ABS-CBN last year, Kapatid and Kapamilya viewers alike have enjoyed top-notch entertainment on free TV across the country. As TV5 beefs up its lineup with ABS-CBN's programs, Filipino households will have fun-filled and exciting stories to be enjoyed by the entire family. Alongside much awaited programs like Dirty Linen and FPJ's Batang Quiapo, viewers can expect even more exciting shows this 2023 as TV5 and ABS-CBN continue their collaboration to bring us more top-quality entertainment.

Catch "Dirty Linen" on TV5, Monday to Friday at 9:30pm, and stay tuned for the upcoming premiere of "FPJ's Batang Quiapo," soon on TV5.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

ABS-CBN's MYX Radio, MORe, and TeleRadyo Now Stream on Malaysia's Leading Digital Radio 'SYOK' of Astro Radio


In its endeavor to expand its reach across borders and cultures through various media and platforms, ABS-CBN formally announces the launch of MYX Radio, MORe, and TeleRadyo on Malaysia's leading digital radio platform, SYOK of Astro Radio.

MYX Radio is a 24/7 radio streaming featuring fresh music around the world and mainstream hits. It’s the perfect platform to discover new R&B, hip-hop, pop and dance music across the globe through custom curated programs and podcasts.


Filipino music lovers and celebrities will find a home in MORe as it not only airs contemporary middle-of-the-road tunes, but also offers talk shows starring the hottest names in showbiz.


TeleRadyo is a Philippine bilingual news channel delivering local and international updates from morning until late night. Count on the mix of young and veteran presenters to perk up the day with good vibes, inform with the latest happenings, and bridge people through public service.

Astro Radio, Malaysia’s No. 1 radio network, offers Malaysians access to SYOK, a multi-lingual digital lifestyle and entertainment platform with more than 100 online radio stations, music, podcasts and more.

ABS-CBN’s premium content and world-class talents have captured the hearts of Malaysians for years. In fact, the Malaysian adaptation of ‘Tayong Dalawa’ titled ‘Angkara Cinta’ ended its run as the most watched show on Astro Prima Channel at the height of the pandemic,” says Maribel Hernaez, ABS-CBN Global's managing director for Asia Pacific.

She continues, “With this partnership with Astro Radio, we hope to reach both Malaysians and Filipinos based in the country through music and news anytime, anywhere.”

Kenny Ong, CEO, Astro Radio and Rocketfuel Entertainment, said: “We are excited to welcome MYX Radio, MORe and TeleRadyo on board SYOK as we partner with ABS-CBN. As we continue to widen our reach to more diverse listener groups, we hope all users enjoy their experience on SYOK and the extensive range of music, information and podcasts available locally and abroad.

Download SYOK via Google Play, Apple App Store, or visit syok.my

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Garrett Bolden Shares His Music Journey in Debut Album "Chapters"


Garrett Bolden is finally releasing his debut album titled "Chapters" under GMA Music.

2 of the songs from the EP are his own compositions: Our Love (theme song of I Left My Heart in Sorsogon) and Pwede Pa Ba (theme song of the Thai series, Bad Romeo). While the other 2 songs won awards for Garrett: 

11th PMPC Star Awards for Music, New Male Recording Artist for Lilipad Na
2020 - 33rd Awit Awards, People's Choice for New Male Artist for Handa Na Maghintay
2021 - 12th PMPC Star Awards For Music – Male Pop Recording Artist for Handa Na Maghintay

His latest single, Ikaw Pala is a revival of a classic hit from Kris Lawrence in the early 2000.

"I feel thankful and excited kasi it's a fulfillment for me to release my first album," he said during an interview with GMA Network.

He describes how his album came to be. "It contains five songs, it talks about the journey of falling in love and having heartbreaks and waiting for the right one.

"If I were to put it together since "Lilipad Na" up to" Ikaw Pala" it's like a book that talks about love from different people. It also talks about the music journey I've been through."

Garrett shares how he picked this song, "During the process of picking songs, sa pag-iisip ng aking next single, there's been a couple of songs in our minds pero itong song na po ito narinig ko po ang ang sarap bigyan ng sariling interpretation."

He admits he did feel a little bit of pressure when making his album. "Hindi po mawawala sa isip ko na isipin kung magugustuhan ba ng mga tao at paano nila tatanggapin 'yung album, nandoon 'yung fear. I'm just really having fun, and I'm enjoying how I'm able to share a full album."

Aside from releasing his first album, one of Garrett's recent achievements is appearing in a stage production of Miss Saigon in Guam where he appeared as American G.I. John Thomas.

'Yung journey ko sa Miss Saigon is something I won't forget, it's my first big production. I'm very thankful for all the experiences I had and hopefully I could do more. It's something I really want to do," he said.

"Chapters" will be released and available for download and streaming on digital stores worldwide on January 27 under GMA Music.

Jumpstart Your Money Goals this 2023 with These Exclusive Deals from MAYA


New year, new goals! We all want to live through the year in a financially secure position. If you’re looking for a way to jumpstart your money goals this 2023, fret not! MAYA, your all-in-one digital bank, has got you covered.  

Whether you are looking for ways to save on shopping, travel, boost your savings, or get your bills covered, Maya runs down tips and tricks to master your money and get you closer to your 2023 money goals!   

Boost your savings

 Grow your hard-earned savings with up to a massive 6% p.a. with Maya Savings for deposits up to P100,000. All you have to do is spend a total of PHP 250.00 on bills, load, or Maya payments (QR code, card, or online). In excess of P100,000, you also earn a base interest rate of 4.5% p.a on your deposits up to P5 million. You also get to watch your money grow as savings interests are credited to your account, daily!

 Maya Savings also lets you set up Personal Goals and earn a guaranteed 6% interest per annum on deposits of up to PHP1M. What’s more, you can create up to 5 different Personal Goals. Think one for each life goal like emergencies, home, car… just what being in control of your own finances looks like. 

Save on fees

 Get cash in your Maya wallet for a minimum of PHP 1,500.00 via InstaPay and get your InstaPay fee (up to PHP 25.00) as a cashback!

 No need to worry about transfer fees when you cash in your Maya wallet from any of your linked banks, or from other over-the-counter channels (up to PHP 8,000.00 per month).

Spend and save

 Shop at Robinsons Malls and get some money back with Maya! For a minimum PHP 1,000.00 single-receipt spend, you can receive a PHP 100.00 cashback from your first-ever Maya QR transaction and PHP 50.00 consecutively after.  Need mobile load? Collect 5% cashback each time you accumulate PHP 500.00 worth of load. New to Maya? Enjoy 20% cashback (up to PHP 50.00) when you load up with Smart or TNT!  

Traveling? Save on these deals!

 Enjoy 50% off (up to PHP 1,500.00) on hotels and 1,500 AirAsia points by booking a hotel worth at least PHP 1,500 through the AirAsia super app or website. Simply enter your Maya Visa card details upon checkout and input the code “VISA50”.

 Get 8% off when you book for hotels via agoda.com/visaph and pay using your Maya Visa card.  

Completely free to download and register, Maya packs a feature-rich money app, an inclusive digital bank, and everything else you need to manage your money – save, borrow, spend, invest and more, right from your smartphone.

Maya's digital banking services are powered by Maya Bank, Inc., a digital bank supervised by the BSP. Deposits are insured by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) for up to PHP500,000 per depositor. 

To learn more, visit maya.ph and mayabank.ph

Follow Maya at @mayaiseverything on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok and @mayaofficialph on Twitter.

The Most Iconic Moments from Viu Original Series "K-Love" That Live Inside Viewers’ Minds Rent-Free


It’s easy to know if a show is binge-worthy – it’ll elicit endless laughs, keep your heart fluttering, and give you the *feels* for days on end. These are just some of the reasons why Viu Original "K-Love" is gaining momentum among viewers. The series follows five urbanites traversing their own paths, as they pursue their own K-drama-inspired happy endings. As the show nears its end, let’s round up K-Love’s best moments that are so sticky, they live in our minds rent-free. Better yet, let's hear some of these straight from the viewers, and know why you should not miss the coming episodes.

Be warned, spoilers ahead!

Judy, 19: "When David asked Shiela to “prove” her love after apologizing for forgetting their anniversary at the Tatler Ball!"


What is Shiela’s proven and tested way of making it up to her “fit, hot, and most perfect husband” after forgetting their anniversary? You go down in front of him… to fix your shoe straps. Shiela definitely trolled us in this scene, got us shooketh and doubled over in laughter for thinking that she’s gonna do it. Equally adorable David forgives her instantly and brushes off the issue, showing how secure his love is. This is why we’re forever shipping this wholesome couple – no toxicity, just fun vibes!

Paola, 24: "Whenever the women of K-Love show that giving it your all always pays off. Fighting!"


Who else rooted for Tish when she rose from the ashes and tried to woo the client again even after an epic rejection? She's proven the girl boss that she is by not giving up and working smart. Wearing her confidence and a killer OOTD, she’s done one of the most iconic power moves we’ve ever seen: winning the client over with an whatever it takes kind of attitude. Don't we all need to have this energy if we want to chase after something we really want?

Tiara, 35: “Val’s Slay-counters with Bim-bim Velez. I’m always on the lookout for that!


All of Bim-bim’s efforts to cancel Val is so nakakagigil. The audacity of that witch! From the moment he called Val “hija” and treated her as a nobody, we knew the war has just started. Good thing, our girl knows how to play the game and shows that she’s not the kind of girl to be stepped on. She’s worked hard enough to not deserve that treatment from some bully like Bim-bim, or anyone else. We can’t wait for more face-offs where Val wins because after all, Fran is right… That guy is like Voldemort, he’s everywhere!

Ynah, 27: "When Jay saw Tish and Pedro kissing."


For Tish-ay shippers out there, that ending scene in ep 10 is definitely ouch-worthy. Seeing the one you love kissing someone else right when you’ve mustered enough strength to confess your feelings? There’s nothing more heartbreaking than that. We felt Jay’s pain through our screens. Maybe it’s his fault for not saying it sooner, maybe Tish is just looking too far for love… or maybe fate has something better in store for these two…we’ll find out in the next eps!

See? Just like these K-Lovers, whether it’s a funny, touching, or intriguing scene, you’ll surely have a favorite. The series is truly an entertaining watch filled with moments and even lessons that fans will savor by heart. Add this show to your binge list now and find out more about why you shouldn't pass up on it. Stream it now and witness more of K-Squad’s adventures exclusively on Viu! https://bit.ly/K-LovePR

Missed out on K-Love? Catch-up now and don’t forget to watch the last few episodes available on Viu exclusively for FREE! 

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