Tuesday, October 19, 2021

(Video) ABS-CBN 2021 Christmas Station ID "Andito Tayo Para sa Isa’t Isa"

ABS-CBN has released a 15-second teaser video of its highly anticipated Christmas station ID, with the theme, “Andito Tayo Para sa Isa’t Isa.”

“Andito Tayo Para sa Isa’t Isa” (We Are Here for Each Other) is the latest version of ABS-CBN’s campaign to continue being of service to Filipinos despite its franchise denial that forced shut its free-TV and radio broadcast.

“Andito Kami Para Sa ‘Yo” was launched in May, the anniversary month of Channel 2 signing off, to inform Kapamilya viewers of the alternative platforms where they can access ABS-CBN programs.

“Andito Kami Dahil Sa Inyo,” meanwhile, was the ABS-CBN station ID that marked the first anniversary of its franchise being denied by a congressional panel.

The annual holiday station IDs of ABS-CBN have become a pop culture phenomenon, with its tunes and themes becoming Christmas fixtures for Filipinos here and overseas.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Smart Gives Away Free Apple Music Subscription to its Customers

Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) announced today that they will be introducing an exclusive 6-month free Apple Music subscription for all Smart Prepaid and Smart Postpaid subscribers powered by the country’s fastest mobile network. Smart customers may claim this by simply logging in to their updated GigaLife App and activating the offer to start enjoying Apple Music's incredible catalog of 75 million songs, ad-free.

Designed for music lovers, Apple Music offers thousands of songs in immersive Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos providing listeners a revolutionary experience that brings true multidimensional sound and clarity - now with Dynamic Head Tracking capabilities. Apple Music also offers its full catalog in Lossless Audio so that users can unlock amazing definition and stream songs in their original, uncompromised quality.

More enjoyable and immersive

This offer is one of the many ways Smart continues to bring amazing digital experiences to those in the Philippines, and enable them to live the Giga Life as they pursue their passions.

Our partnership with Apple to bring Apple Music to our subscribers is our latest step in bringing them closer to their musical passions. Filipinos are big music lovers, and Apple Music’s massive library and advanced features offer a unique experience that makes listening to our favorite songs more enjoyable and immersive – just the way our favorite artists envisioned them,” said Jane J. Basas, Smart SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business.

Aside from enjoying ad-free music with superior audio quality, Apple Music allows users to follow along with time-synced lyrics, download music to listen to offline, make and share playlists with friends and enjoy daily recommendations based on the music they love. Users can also listen to radio stations across all genres, including the award-winning global live Apple Music radio, explore handpicked music and playlists from Apple Music editors, and find out more about their favorite artists through interviews, exclusive music video content, and much more.

Make the Smart move now

The announcement of the exclusive offer comes on the heels of the launch of Mobile Number Portability (MNP), which will now enable non-Smart users to make the Smart move and switch to the country’s fastest mobile network without changing their mobile number.

To switch to the Smart network, a mobile user must first secure a Unique Subscriber Code from his or her originating provider to serve as clearance and bring it to the nearest Smart Store along with a valid ID and any proof of mobile ownership. From there, Smart shall begin processing the MNP application without any charges. Make the Smart now by visiting x.smart/switch or heading to the nearest Smart Store.

Philippines’ fastest 5G network

Smart Prepaid subscribers can enjoy Apple Music to their hearts' content with GIGA offers available on the GigaLife App. On the other hand, Smart Postpaid users can rely on their plan's generous data allocation, which they can conveniently track on the GigaLife App.

Smart subscribers enjoy next-level speeds with the country’s fastest and most reliable 5G mobile network as reported by Ookla®, the global leader in internet testing and analysis. To date, Smart has already fired up over 4,400 sites in more than 4,000 locations nationwide making it the country's first, fastest, and widest 5G network.

Smart has also reasserted its dominance as the Philippines' fastest mobile network for the fourth year in a row, based on analysis by Ookla of tests taken with Speedtest® covering the first half of 2021.

Enjoy a superb music streaming experience on the Smart network by downloading the Apple Music app now on the App Store and Google Play Store.

Janine Gutierrez Denies Calling Bongbong Marcos "Dugyot"

Several days ago, there's a tweet going around where Janine Gutierrez apparently called 2022 presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr. "dugyot" (dirty).

Twitter user @LolaBashangMsgs posted a screenshot of the tweet and asked for proof of Janine's alleged tweet.

This caught the attention of the Kapamilya actress who addressed the tweet, called it "fake," and denied ever posting it. 

(Video) GMA Kapuso Christmas Station ID 2021 "Love Together, Hope Together"

Despite of the ongoing health crisis, Kapuso singers from different generations joined together for this year's Christmas Station ID jingle, "Love Together, Hope Together."

With strict safety protocols in place, these singers including Lani Misalucha, Julie Anne San Jose, Christian Bautista, Aicelle Santos, Mark Bautista, Rita Daniela, Arra San Agustin, Garrett Bolden, Anthony Rosaldo, Jessica Villarubin, Hannah Precillas, Jeremiah Tiangco, among others went to the studio to lend their voices in order to give hope and love this Christmas season.

"Sa dami ng pagsubok na dumating, lahat ito'y ating nalagpasan sapagkat sama-sama natin itong pinagdaanan," read the description of the video.

"Kaya naman sa muling pagsapit ng Pasko, nakangiti natin itong sasalubungin, at hawak-kamay nating haharapin ang bagong umaga."

Alex Gonzaga Suffers from Miscarriage, Mikee Morada Writes Message of Understanding and Hope

Alex Gonzaga bravely confirmed that she and husband Mikee Morada lose their first baby to miscarriage.

In an Instagram post, Alex said a month after she and husband Mikee found out that they were pregnant, the doctor told them a heartbreaking news that they might be having an anembryonic pregnancy (blighted ovum).

Alex admitted that the unfortunate event tested their faith but they remained hopeful for a miracle that an embryo would still appear. "Just last Tuesday, the Lord’s will prevailed and they finally closed the book of their first pregnancy," she shared.

She went on to share a short yet touching message for their baby. "To our baby whom we almost had, thank you for giving mommy and daddy joy even for a short span."

Mikee also confirmed the news in his Facebook page on Sunday, October 17. He expressed hope that he and wife Alex will have their prayers for a child granted someday.

"May mga pinapangarap at hinahangad tayo na ibibigay sa atin ng Panginoon sa panahon na alam Niyang mas para sa atin. Minsan mapapaisip at mapapaquestion tayo, pero yung tiwala natin sa Kanya ang dapat manaig🙏🏼 Hindi man natuloy, blessing at masaya ang maexperience na dalawang buwang buntis si misis. Sa maiksing panahon hinanda Niya kami para sa susunod. Lalong tumibay ang aming samahan bilang magasawa🙏🏼 pag pray niyo po kami ha! God bless!!"

The CompanY Vibrates Joy in “Disco Plantito, Disco Plantita”

Asia’s premiere vocal harmony act The CompanY sings about the joy gardening brings to many Filipinos in the retro-disco tune “Disco Plantito, Disco Plantita.”

People are doing their very best to just survive mentally, emotionally, psychologically in this pandemic so we thought of coming up with a song that is happy, celebratory, and joyful, and also speaks of the resilience of the human spirit, especially tayong mga Pinoy,” said member Moy Ortiz via a MYXclusive interview.

As the title suggests, the happy tune speaks of how Filipinos are able to find bliss and maintain sanity through one of their favorite pastimes today, gardening.

Ultimately ‘Disco Plantito, Disco Plantita’ is a song of hope despite what you’re going through, despite the challenges of living every day in the pandemic,” added Moy, who wrote the lyrics along with Edith Gallardo.

The song is intended for a brand new musical produced by Pinoy Playlist Music Festival 2021 dubbed “Da Pinoy Pandemic Palabas,” which will premiere on November 6 on YouTube and Facebook.

It is also the lead single off The CompanY’s 29th album, which is currently in the works and will be released under Star Music.

Aside from Moy (tenor2/bass), the singing quartet is composed of multi-hyphenated artists Sweet Plantado (soprano), Annie Quintos (soprano/alto), and OJ Mariano (tenor).

Dance to the tune of The CompanY’s “Disco Plantito, Disco Plantita,” now available on music streaming platforms. For more details, like Star Music on Facebook (www.facebook.com/starmusicph) and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).

Look: Dominique Roque's Sweetest Birthday Surprise for Bea Alonzo

Dominic Roque surprises girlfriend Bea Alonzo with a cake, 80 stems of fresh Ecuadorian roses, and a puppy on her birthday.

On his IG post, #DominicRoque wrote the sweetest birthday greetings for #BeaAlonzo: “Happy Happy Birthday Hunnn…❤️ i love you!😍”

(Trailer) "The Batman" 2021 feat. Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, and Colin Farrell

Watch the main trailer for “The Batman” now, only in Philippine cinemas soon. Also checkout the two new teaser posters featuring Batman and The Riddler.

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From Warner Bros. Pictures comes “The Batman,” with director Matt Reeves (the “Planet of the Apes” films) at the helm and with Robert Pattinson (“Tenet,” “The Lighthouse,” “Good Time”) starring as Gotham City’s vigilante detective, Batman, and billionaire Bruce Wayne.

Also in the star-studded ensemble as Gotham’s famous and infamous cast of characters are Zoë Kravitz (“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy,” “12 Years a Slave”) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the “Hunger Games” films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the “Transformers” films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (“The Magnificent Seven,” “Black Mass”) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Barry Keoghan (“Dunkirk”) as Officer Stanley Merkel; Jayme Lawson (“Farewell Amor”) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the “Planet of the Apes” films, “Black Panther”) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Dumbo”) as Oswald Cobblepot.

“The Batman” was written by Matt Reeves & Peter Craig. Reeves and Dylan Clark (the “Planet of the Apes” films) are producing the film, with Simon Emanuel, Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada and Chantal Nong Vo serving as executive producers. Reeves’ behind-the-scenes creative team includes Oscar-nominated director of photography Greig Fraser (“Lion,” upcoming “Dune”); his “Planet of the Apes” production designer, James Chinlund; editors William Hoy (the “Planet of the Apes” films) and Tyler Nelson (“Rememory”); Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Dan Lemmon (“The Jungle Book”); Oscar-nominated SFX supervisor Dominic Tuohy (“1917,” “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker”); Oscar-nominated sound mixer Stuart Wilson (“1917,” the “Star Wars” franchise); Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (“1917,” “Little Women,” “Anna Karenina”) and costume designers Glyn Dillon (the “Star Wars” franchise) and David Crossman (“1917,” the “Star Wars” franchise); hair designer Zoe Tahir (upcoming “No Time to Die,” “Spectre”); and Oscar-nominated makeup designer Naomi Donne (“1917”).

Based on characters from DC. Batman was created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger. “The Batman” is set to open in theaters soon in select 3D and 2D and IMAX theaters and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.

ABS-CBN TV Series and YouTube Shows Now Available Overseas 24/7 on ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube Channel

ABS-CBN continues to expand the viewing options of its viewers overseas by offering its English-subtitled classic TV series, movies, programs, and exclusive YouTube shows now for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its Kapamilya Online Live Global programming FREE on the ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube Channel.

Starting October 18 (Manila time)/ October 17 (Pacific), viewers overseas can watch all-day-everyday ABS-CBN’s original TV series from a few years back which ranges from light to feel-good and family-oriented themes, down to heavy drama that stirs everyone’s emotions.

Catch during the launch week the following TV series and comedy shows: “May Bukas Pa,” “Prinsesa ng Banyera,” “Sabel,” “Dyosa,” “Hiram,” “Palibhasa Lalake,” and “Banana Split.”

There is also YouTube exclusive content from ABS-CBN’s MOR Entertainment, where some listeners and viewers share their real-life stories and lessons that could be relatable to many.

Those MOR Entertainment YouTube exclusive shows include “Dear MOR” where selected individuals share their life and love issues; there’s “Mga Gapnod sa Kinabuhi” which is a sure hit among Visayan audiences; while “So De Yun Na Nga” will focus on giving love and relationship advice.

Meantime, every weekend, expect a bunch of music-related shows, drama anthologies, talk shows, YouTube exclusive features, and a classic Filipino film featured every week that would be perfect for your weekend chill.

Catch every weekend the drama anthology “Maalaala Mo Kaya”; go classic with the ‘80s digitally-restored film “Langis at Tubig” which is the featured film for the launch week; while highlighting international Filipino artists are “Fresh Take” and “YouTube Music Night: Juris & Jed.”

Giving viewers a peek behind the scenes are YouTube exclusive features “Secret Movie Files” and “HIH Extras,” and the reality series “One Dream: The BINI-BGYO Journey.”

Be up to date with the latest in the Philippine entertainment world with “Chikatitas,” while giving legal advice especially to Filipinos overseas is “Citizen Pinoy.”

Another plus is if you miss a show during the day, you may still catch a replay in the evening or the early morning. Better yet, watch it anytime you want as these shows are also available on-demand.

Watch Kapamilya Online Live Global programming FREE on the ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube Channel either on your mobile or desktop. Just go to the ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube Channel, choose the “Kapamilya Online Live Global” playlist, and go binge-watching.

Look: Hidilyn Diaz and Julius Naranjo Wedding Proposal Photos

First Filipino Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz captured another gold, this time in the form of an engagement ring after her boyfriend and strength and conditioning coach Julius Naranjo proposes to her over dinner on Friday night, October 15, at Sheraton Manila Hotel in Pasay City.

The dinner was disguised as a triple date with Iza Calzado-Wintle and Ben Wintle, and Precious Lara Quigaman-Alcaraz and Marco Alcaraz. Little did she knew that all of those were just part of the planned proposal.

Congratulations, Hidilyn and Julius.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Ben&Ben Collaborates with Taiwanese Star Weibird for the Song "Cheap Love"

After teaming up with Young K of Korean band Day6, popular OPM band Ben&Ben, composed of Miguel, Paolo, Pat, Agnes, Poch, Keifer, Andrew, Jam, and Toni, now collaborates Taiwanese artist WeiBird for the new song "Cheap Love."

"May collab na tayo sa Taiwan. We're featured in Taiwanese artist Weibird's new single, called 'Cheap Love.' It's coming out this Friday," the group wrote on their Instagram page.

WeiBird is known for his songs like "Don't Say," "Think of You First," and "Single" while Ben&Ben became popular with hits like "Leaves," "Maybe the Night," "Pagtingin," "Kathang Isip," "Lifetime," and latest single "Upuan."

Get to Know the 12 Celebrity Housemates to Enter PBB House this Saturday as “PBB Kumunity” Begins

There’s no stopping Big Brother’s yellow house from opening its doors again as “PBB Kumunity Season 10Celebrity Edition begins this Saturday (October 16), 7PM.

After Big Brother introduced his 12 new celebrity housemates to the public, they will finally meet and get to know each other this weekend.

Joining this season’s batch of celebrity housemates are volleyball athlete Alyssa Valdez (“Ang Heartstrong Phenom ng Batangas”), social media crooner KD Estrada (“Ang Musical Wonder Boy ng Parañaque”), and online live seller sensation Madam Inutz (“Ang Mama-Bentang Live Seller ng Cavite”).

There’s also “Squad Plus” member Anji Salvacion (“Ang Singing Sweetheart ng Siargao), actor and comedian TJ Valderrama (“Ang Laughter Lodi ng Manila”) who was last seen in “Hoy, Love You,” and Miss Grand International 2020 first runner-up Samantha Bernardo (“Ang Bread-Queen-Her ng Palawan”).

Adding more fun inside the “PBB” house are comedian Brenda Mage (“Ang Fun-Along Comedian ng Cagayan de Oro”) who rose to fame in “Miss Q&A,” Kumu streamer Eian Rances (“Ang Striving Streamer ng Quezon”), and Kapamilya star Alexa Ilacad (“Ang Smartista Unica Hija ng Pasig”).

Completing this season’s housemates are Shanaia Gomez (“Ang Rising Darling ng Quezon City”) who became popular in “Idol Philippines,” MMA athlete John Adajar (“Ang Mr. Mixed Martial Ama ng Laguna”), and model and DJ Karen Bordador (“Ang Ms. Brightside ng Makati”).

Besides the housemates, Enchong Dee, Edward Barber, Richard Juan, and Sky Quizon will also add fun and deliver updates on what’s happening inside the house together with “PBB” Big Winners Melai Cantiveros, Maymay Entrata, and Kim Chiu. They will share hosting duties with Bianca Gonzalez, Robi Domingo, and Toni Gonzaga in “PBB Kumunity.”

Although “PBB Kumunity” has not officially started, Big Brother already has a task for his celebrity housemates. They had an online ambagan livestream task yesterdat (October 13) on Kumu that will dictate their fortune inside the house for their first week.

There’s also a follower sprint on Kumu wherein the celebrity housemate with the most number of followers will earn immunity from a nomination night. Fans just need to follow their favorite celebrity housemate on Kumu from October 10 until 16 and October 31 until November 1.

Will it the celebrity housemates have a fun bonding session inside Big Brother’s house? Find out in “PBB Kumunity Season 10” Celebrity Edition starting this Saturday (October 16), 7 pm on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, iWantTFC, and TFC. Meanwhile, it will air every 5:45 pm on weekdays.

For more updates and other announcements from Big Brother, watch “PBB Kumulitan” online show on Kumu and Facebook with Bianca Gonzalez, Enchong Dee, and Melai Cantiveros every weekday from 5:30 pm. Catch it also every weekend with Sky Quizon.

For more updates and other announcements from Big Brother, watch “PBB Kumulitan” online show on Kumu and Facebook with Bianca Gonzalez, Enchong Dee, and Melai Cantiveros every weekday from 5:30 pm. Catch it also every weekend with Sky Quizon. Also follow @pbbabscbntv on Facebook and Instagram and @pbbabscbn on Twitter and kumu (@pbbabscbn). For other news, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tiktok or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

Alden Richards Renews GMA Contract, Shares Views on Network Transfer

Asia's multimedia star Alden Richards has once again proved that he's proud to be Kapuso after renewing his contract with GMA Network and GMA Artist Center on October 15, 2021.

Alden, who has been with GMA for 10 years, expressed gratitude for the trust and support that GMA has given him, "I’m a home grown Kapuso at isa yan sa ipinagmamalaki ko, because my dreams came true sa tulong ng GMA. I get to do great projects na hindi ko naisip na magagawa ko kaya I always strive to do better, para hindi nasasayang ang tiwala na binibigay sakin."

"I will stay a Kapuso until the end of my career! I am confident enough to say na ‘di ko kakainin ang sinabi ko na my loyalty stays with GMA. Kase sa dami ng naglilipatan ngayon, na they say they will stay but eventually eating up their words." he added.

Aside from his toprating primetime series "The World Between" which is set for a big comeback from a season break this November, Alden will be soon working on his next big Kapuso project.

Meron siyang uumpisahan na mas malaki pang project na sigurado akong matutuwa ang fans, matutuwa ang manonood, matutuwa ang netizens, kasi isang exciting title ang gagawin niya at magugulat sila sa role na gagampanan niya,” GMA Network executive Lilybeth Rasonable said in a statement.

Check out some of the photos taken during Alden's contract signing:

Disclaimer: Safety protocols and government guidelines were followed during the contract signing event.

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