Friday, May 14, 2021

Alex Gonzaga Shares Five Online Shopping Hacks this Shopee 5.15 Payday Sale

Actress and social media personality Alex Gonzaga may be one of today's hottest celebrities, but when it comes to online shopping, she's just like everyone else—always on the hunt for the best deals!

As the newest Shopee Princess and Filipinos' Payday Sale shopping buddy, Alex Gonzaga shares tipid and sulit tips just in time for akinse. Here are some of Alex's shopping hacks to help you maximize your sweldo at the 5.15 Payday Sale this May 15:

1. "'Pag sumweldo ka na, deposit mo muna. Tsaka ka lang mag-withdraw. 'Wag mo i-spend ang money na wala pa sa'yo. "

First thing Alex does when she gets her paycheck? She deposits all that hard-earned money to her bank account. Only then does she withdraw cash to buy essentials and pay bills. This way, she gets to budget her income and control her finances better.

2. "'Pag may gusto ka, 'wag mo binibili agad. Pag-isipan mo muna 3,000 times!"

Like the best of us, Alex used to be prone to impulsive purchases. However, her husband taught her to mull things over before checking out her shopping cart. Here's a handy trick from Alex: add the products you're eyeing to your cart and leave them there for a few weeks. If you still want them after that long, go ahead and check them out.

3. "Don't live grandiosely. 'Wag mong sanayin ang sarili mo na luxurious all the time."

It's perfectly fine to treat yourself from time to time, but for Alex, it's also important to stay practical. Her dad frequently reminds her that life will not always be as full of blessings, and she needs to save some for a rainy day.

4. "Before a sale, add to cart niyo na 'yung na namamatahan niyo. Pagpatak ng 12, check out na!"

Pro tip from Alex: Two days ahead of a big sale, add all the items you're planning to buy to your shopping cart. Picking them out during the sale itself can get stressful, especially when other shoppers beat you to in-demand items. You don't want that awesome deal to get sold out just as you're adding to cart!

5. "Andaming good deals on Shopee. You always have to check kung ano 'yung deals. I-maximize mo 'yung pagiging user of the app."

Users can avail plenty of big discounts on Shopee, but for even more deals, Alex advises shoppers to explore the app and always check their notifications. Alex herself recently discovered a big money-saver on Shopee: ₱1 restaurant vouchers! Shoppers can also enjoy other amazing promos such free shipping vouchers, cashback, free coins, and more on the app.

This Payday Sale, more deals are in store, such as ₱15 deals, free shipping with no minimum spend, and 15% cashback. For more information on these akinse deals, visit

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Inigo Pascual and Grammy-Nominated Artists DJ Flict and Common Kings Drop Collab “Danger”

Inigo Pascual has whipped up a new hard-hitting international collab for 2021, this time with Fil-Am Grammy-nominated producer DJ Flict and island reggae legends Common Kings for the upcoming single "Danger," set to drop on May 14 (Friday).

The island pop track brings an infectious jam that can easily pass as an epic summer anthem. It is accompanied by playful lyrics that speak about a dangerous attraction with a feisty female.

"Danger's" songwriter and producer DJ Flict—who has worked with international artists like Lauryn Hill, Meghan Trainor, Wiz Khalifa, and Fifth Harmony—said he already envisioned Inigo being part of the song when he was making it.

"When I made this record, I did picture Inigo on it, and obviously he sounds amazing on it. I'm glad we could do this for the US, the Philippines, and everyone around the world," he shared.

Meanwhile DJ Flict's frequent collaborator, reggae band Common Kings, whose debut album "Lost in Paradise" scored a Grammy nomination for Best Reggae Album, is also thrilled to be featured in the song.

"When we first heard the track from Inigo and DJ Flict, we knew right away it was gonna be a worldwide smash. We can't wait to perform it worldwide! So much love for the Filipinos all around the world," the group said.

The forthcoming release of "Danger" follows Inigo's version of the Air Supply hit "All Out of Love" and his participation in Korean-American artist Annalé's multi-national track "Goodbye" with Brazilian-Japanese guitarist Mateus Asato and Malaysian trio MFMF.

The "Catching Feelings" hitmaker's international collaborations for the past two years is set to culminate this 2021 with the anticipated release of his "Options" album on June 25, available now for pre-order on iTunes.

Take a risk and pre-save Inigo, DJ Flict, and Common Kings' upcoming single "Danger," out on various digital music services on May 14 (Friday). Watch out also for its music video on May 21. For updates, follow Tarsier Records on various social media accounts @tarsierrecords.

GMA News and Public Affairs Launches “PPE: Pinoy Pandemic Essentials”

GMA News and Public Affairs gives practical answers to common yet important questions on COVID-19 via a series of public service vignettes dubbed "PPE: Pinoy Pandemic Essentials."

More than a year into the pandemic brought about by the novel coronavirus, the Philippines is still facing a tough battle against COVID-19. Just recently, the country reached over 1 million confirmed cases and with this disturbing increase, some Filipinos are still grappling with what to do should they contract the virus and why getting vaccinated is essential.

"PPE: Pinoy Pandemic Essentials" tries to address some of the most basic yet still crucial topics on the coronavirus. Lending his voice in the narrative is award-winning news and public affairs personality Atom Araullo. Each vignette will be aired on GTV and will be available as well on GMA News and Public Affairs' online platforms.

The campaign is divided into six topics that provide practical tips to follow for different COVID-related scenarios. In "May COVID Ba Ako?", tell-tale signs and symptoms of the virus are provided, with a reminder that mild symptoms are still possible signs. It further encourages people to immediately isolate and get tested upon experiencing symptoms, especially during a surge in cases.

Meanwhile, "Close Contact Ba Ako?" gives sample scenarios of a close contact situation. When is one considered a close contact and what are the steps to take once an individual has been identified as such?

"Saan Puwedeng Magpa-Swab?" answers the common inquiry on what to do and where to go when one wants to get a swab test. It also provides various avenues where one can be tested either for free or for a fee.

What if a person gets a negative—then a positive—result within days? "Negative Ba Ako o Positive?" addresses this concern. It explains the concept of the "incubation period" and the importance of knowing this.

One of the most pressing concerns of Filipinos today is the safety of getting the COVID vaccine. In "Dapat Ba Akong Magpabakuna?", the principle behind vaccines is explained. What is a vaccine? How does it work? What are the possible side effects? What should one do after getting the jab?

And finally, "Tayo-Tayo Lang Naman, Diba?" explains the concept of bubbles. Why is it still important to practice social distancing even inside the household? What happens when different household "bubbles" interact?

Information saves lives. "PPE: Pinoy Pandemic Essentials" aims to equip the public with the right information and help in curbing the cases of COVID-19.

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” Reveals First-Look of Mini Pufts

Sweet. Mischievous. Savage. Mini-Pufts are out of the bag, in the recently released video that introduces the new characters in Columbia Pictures' upcoming adventure comedy Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Check out the character-reveal video below:


From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman, comes Columbia Pictures' Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the next chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe.

In Ghostbusters: Afterlife, when a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. The film is written by Jason Reitman & Gil Kenan. Based on the 1984 film Ghostbusters, an Ivan Reitman film written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

Starring Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd, Ghostbusters: Afterlife's executive producers are Dan Aykroyd, Gil Kenan, Jason Blumenfeld, Michael Beugg.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife will be distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Catch Ghostbusters: Afterlife in Philippine cinemas this 2021.

Janella Salvador Celebrates Her First Mother’s Day with Metro.Style

For her first Mother's Day, Janella Salvador graced the cover of Metro.Style, and her son Jude joined her in the shoot.

Six months into motherhood, the Kapamilya actress has noticeably grown and matured since she last graced the pages of Metro magazine. Being a mother gave Janella purpose and direction in life, and it allowed her to tap into her "inner strength."

But as a new mom, she knows that she still has a long way to go, and that learning never stops when you're a parent. Thankfully, she has her partner Markus Paterson to go through and overcome the struggles of first-time parenthood with. Janella's mom Jenine Desiderio is always present as well, to guide her along the way.

"Some people tend to think that when you become a mom, of course, you have to have everything perfectly planned out, like everything's under control…," Janella told Metro.Style. "It's really tough to keep it all together, but you have to… It's okay, it's okay to not have it all together. It's okay to struggle, and the mere fact that you're worried about being a good mom means that you're already being a good mom, because you care."

In the cover story, Janella also opened up about dealing with confidence issues after giving birth, but that she's "slowly getting her old self back" by devoting more time for some much-deserved self-care activities.

Shortly after Janella and Markus came out with their baby reveal in January of this year, Metro.Style also had an in-depth interview with her, where she detailed her pregnancy journey, her first three months of motherhood, and the reason for keeping her pregnancy from the public at first.

In that interview, she mentioned, "'Yung biggest realization ko was nakakatuwa na the very thing na akala ng mga tao na ikahihiya ko, it gave me more strength, more confidence. Wala na akong pretensions."

For her Metro.Style cover feature, she was photographed in her home by Seven Barretto, with creative direction and production design by Chookie Cruz. Makeup artist Anthea Bueno, hairstylist Ezekiel Otilla, and stylist Perry Tabora glammed her up for the shoot. Also present during the pictorial was videographer Pat Buenaobra, who captured heartwarming behind-the-scenes clips of Janella and baby Jude. She was interviewed by Metro.Style People section editor Grace Libero-Cruz.

For more exclusive articles visit Metro.Style and @metrodotstyle on IG and Twitter, and /metrodotstyle on Facebook.

“Fan Girl,” Angel Locsin, Kim Chiu, and Black Sheep Win at The Eddys

Hit movie "Fan Girl" won seven awards while Kapamilya artists Angel Locsin and Kim Chiu were recognized for their efforts during the pandemic at the 4th Entertainment Editors' Choice Awards (Eddys).

"Fan Girl" continues its winning streak as 2020's Best Film while its director Antoinette Jadaone took home the Best Director and Best Screenplay trophies. The movie's lead stars Paulo Avelino and Charlie Dizon also won Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively.

In her acceptance speeches, Antoinette paid tribute to the entire team behind "Fan Girl" and also shared the film's victory with fellow nominees and other Filipino movies that came out in 2020.

"Isang tagumpay ito para sa atin dahil hindi natin hinayaang mamatay ang naghihingalo nating industriya sa gitna ng pandemiya." (This is all our victory because we did not allow our struggling industry to die in the middle of a pandemic.)

She added, "Ang hiling namin, kaming mga bumubuo ng Fan Girl, ay sana 'yung Pilipinas na ipapamana natin sa mga kabataan natin, parang si Jane sa Fan Girl, ay alam ang respeto sa kababaihan lalo na sa karapatang pantao natin." (The people behind Fan Girl hope that the Philippines that we will leave to our youth, just like Jane in Fan Girl, knows about respect for women and human rights.)

"Fan Girl's" breakout star, meanwhile, dedicated her win to her family and supporters, and gave thanks to those who continue to believe in her talent.

"Thank you po sa Eddys Awards at sa lahat po ng bumubuo ng Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors. Of course, maraming salamat sa lahat ng sumuporta sa Fan Girl and sa lahat ng bumubuo ng team Fan Girl lalong lalo na kay Direk Antoinette Jadaone, thank you po. Gusto ko rin pong mag thank you sa management ko sa Star Magic family, sa Rise Artists Studio family, and sa buong ABS-CBN Films, and sa lahat po ng bumubuo sa ABS-CBN management," Charlie said.

A collaboration between ABS-CBN Films' Black Sheep, Globe Studios, Project 8, Epicmedia, and Crossword Productions, "Fan Girl" also ruled the Best Sound (Vincent Villa) and Best Editing (Benjamin Tolentino) categories.

Black Sheep was recognized too as this year's Rising Producers Circle awardee for its determination to make a difference through its groundbreaking films.

"It really is an honor and it warms our hearts po that there is an institution na kumikilala po sa mga producers like us who really want to break new grounds in Philippine cinema," said Black Sheep head Kriz Gazmen, who shared the award with all directors, writers, producers, staff, and crew behind the films they have produced.

Star Magic artist Shaina Magdayao also won Best Supporting Actress for the film "Tagpuan." Meanwhile, "Iba 'Yan" host Angel Locsin and Kim Chiu of "It's Showtime" and "ASAP Natin 'To" were recipients of the Isah V. Red award, which was given in honor of the late founding president of the Society of Philippine Entertainment Editors (SPEEd), the group behind the Eddys.

Together with other distinguished awardees, the two were honored for their compassion and generosity especially in helping our countrymen in the fight against COVID-19.

The awarding, which was hosted by Robi Domingo, was the first digital staging of the Eddys, which honors and recognizes outstanding members of the film and entertainment industry.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

SMART Brings Park Seo Jun’s 10th Anniversary Online Fan Meet “Comma” to the Philippines

Can't get enough of Korean superstar and Smart ambassador Park Seo Jun?

Here's your chance to get to know the latest about Park Seo Jun as leading mobile mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. has teamed up with KakaoTV to stream the actor's upcoming fan meet to Filipino fans.

Titled "Park Seo Jun, Comma," the untact (zero-contact) fan meet commemorates his 10th anniversary since his debut as an actor.

The event will bring Park Seo Jun closer to fans from all over the world as he shares out exciting updates about his life and career and show love and gratitude for the support of his followers.

Filipino fans will be able to watch "Park Seo Jun, Comma" live at on May 15, 4p.m. Smart subscribers can enjoy watching the upcoming online fan meet with Double GIGA Video 99 valid for 7 days, which comes with 2 GB per day for YouTube and more, plus 2 GB of open access data.
Philippines' fastest mobile data network

Filipino K-Drama fans can get the best K-Life experience with Smart, the country's fastest mobile data network as reported by third-party mobile internet analytics firms such as Ookla® and Opensignal.

Ookla, the global leader in internet testing and analysis, named Smart as the country's fastest mobile data network in the second half of 2020 after it achieved a Speed Score™ of 24.99, with average speeds of 20.08 Mbps for download, and 7.42 Mbps for upload, based on 3,915,679 user-initiated tests taken with Speedtest®. Ookla has also cited Smart as the country's fastest mobile data network for three years in a row now.

Smart has also scored a rare sweep in the April 2021 Philippines Mobile Network Experience Awards* by independent analytics firm Opensignal, beating the competition across all metrics in three essential aspects of service: Coverage (4G Coverage Experience, 4G Availability), Speed (Download and Upload Speed) and Experience (Games, Video and Voice app).

This is the first time an operator in the Philippines won decisively in all categories.
Smart also enables subscribers to enjoy their favorite content seamlessly with Smart 5G's superfast speeds and ultra-low latency powered by the country's most extensive 5G network.u

Kim Chiu Celebrates 15th Year in Showbiz with the Release of Newest Dance Craze “Kimmi”

Kim Chiu is celebrating her 15th year in showbiz with an upbeat feel-good single titled "KIMMI" dropping this Friday (April 30) that can serve as a new party anthem.

"Classmates!!! BAWAL PARIN LUMABAS!!!!! Now... What to do?!," the Chinita Princess teased in an Instagram post which showed her in a recording studio, alluding to her infamous gaffe which inspired the hit single "Bawal Lumabas (The Classroom Song)."

Composed and produced by fellow "It's Showtime" mainstay DJ M.O.D., the Star Pop track features ethnic banging beats and funky drum sound from 808s which makes for a new music sub-genre called EPM (Electronic Pilipino Music).

Kim, a Cebu native, also wrote the additional Visayan lyrics of the track that conveys a positive message about enjoying life like a party. As the 'Dancefloor Princess,' "KIMMI" is also set to be the newest dance anthem with its creative synth riffs.

Aside from the viral feel-good single "Bawal Lumabas (The Classroom Song)," the Kapamilya actress and host also released her inspirational birthday single "'Wag Kang Bumitaw" last year.

Start the home party and dance to "KIMMI," out now on various digital music platforms.

For more details, follow Star Pop on Facebook ( and on Twitter and Instagram (@starpopph).

Miss Universe Update: Venezuelan Fans Call Rabiya Mateo a “Combo”

The Miss Universe fever is getting hotter as Pinoy pageant fans throw in their massive support for the country's bet, Rabiya Mateo, in the upcoming "69th Miss Universe Competition" that ABS-CBN will bring to viewers in the country live via A2Z on May 17, 8am.

Pageant fans are flocking the Hard Rock Hotel in Florida, USA to cheer for their favorites, including Pinoy fan Jan Quijano who tirelessly waited for Rabiya in the hotel's lobby. As a big fan of Rabiya, Quijano has captured every move of the beauty queen in the hotel.

In an interview with MJ Felipe for "TV Patrol," Quijano shared that it's his first time to show support for a pageant queen and that he got star struck when he finally met Rabiya.

He also added that Venezuelan fans feel like Rabiya is a 'combo.'

"A combination of Megan Young and Pia Wurtzbach at nafe-feel nila 'yung 2015 edition. 'Yung ang daming magaganda, pero may lilitaw at lilitaw na isa," he said.

Netizen @Nio9048961 praised Rabiya. He described Rabiya as a "phenomenal woman with a heartfelt beauty!" in a tweet.

Even Twitter user @yellowhawt was all-praises for Rabiya. "Grabe ngayon lang ako naging ganito ka hyped sa isang beauty queen. Rabiya Mateo is worth stanning because of her beauty inside and out," the netizen shared in a tweet.

Meanwhile, Rabiya's national costume will surely turn heads as its 'missing piece' has finally arrived in Florida, thanks to Miss Universe Philippines national director Shamcey Supsup. The piece will serve as a tribute to the late Pinoy designer Rocky Gathercole since it was his last project before he passed away.

"Noong nakita ko it's like, fly high Philippines," Miss Universe Philippines creative and events director Jonas Gaffud said briefly.

Cheer for our candidate Rabiya Mateo and witness the crowning of Miss Universe 2020 as ABS-CBN brings "The 69th Miss Universe Competition" LIVE from Florida, USA on A2Z on May 17, 8am. It will also have a replya on A2Z at 10:30pm.

For other replay dates, catch Miss Universe on cable via Kapamilya Channel and online via iWantTFC on May 23 at 9:45 pm. Replays are also available on Metro Channel on May 24 (12nn and 10pm), May 26 (5pm), and May 29 (8:30am).

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Julie Anne San Jose's Cover of Parokya Ni Edgar's "Your Song" Featured in Spotify's Ballad International Playlist

Asia's Pop Diva and "Heartful Cafe" lead star Julie Anne San Jose continues to penetrate the internal music scene after her rendition of Parokya ni Edgar's original song "Your Song" is featured in Spotify's Ballad International playlist.

According to Spotify, the playlist contains the "world's best emotional songs."

On Spotify alone, the song has been streamed over 35 million times while Julie's live cover of the song has over 36 million views on YouTube.

Look: Heart Evangelista with Her Equally Fierce and Ageless-Looking Mom Cecilia for Mother's Day Shoot

Kapuso socialite and philanthropist Heart Evangelista dedicated a short but sweet Mother's Day post for her mother Cecilia on Instagram. 

"Happy Mother’s Day, mom! Thank you for all the love, and for everything you have taught me. I’m blessed to have you. Love you, mom!" She wrote in the caption of her post.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

BGYO Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard

Three months after their official launch, the breakout P-pop group BGYO composed of Gelo Rivera, Akira Morishita, JL Toreliza, Nate Porcalla, and Mikki Claver marked its Billboard chart debut on Tuesday, May 11.

BGYO ranked second in Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart, “the fastest accelerating artists during the past week, across all major social music sites, statistically predicted to achieve future success,” according to Billboard.

Next Big Sound’s tally is measured by the US namesake company, described in its website as the “leading provider of online music analytics and insights,” with its tracking of “hundreds of thousands of artists around the world.”

Filipino acts who previously ranked in the Next Big Sound chart include Morissette, The Juans, and SB19.

Francine Diaz, Kyle Echarri, Seth Fedelin, and Andrea Brillantes to Promote Social Media Responsibility in "Click, Like, Share"

Francine Diaz, Kyle Echarri, Seth Fedelin, and Andrea Brillantes will highlight the need for responsible use of social media while exploring its dangerous consequences in the new anthology series “Click, Like, Share.”

It will premiere on June 5 with a new episode dropping every Saturday on and iWantTFC, and will soon be available on TFC IPTV and Upstream.

The digital series will underscore the role that social media plays in people’s lives, especially teenagers, and how it can cause harm on users, such as bashing, cyberbullying, online harassment, and depression.

In the first episode “Reroute,” Brennan’s (Kyle) addiction to social media takes a turn for the worse when an app suddenly falls in love with him and attempts to control his life. Meanwhile, in “Cancelledt,” Karen (Francine) gets caught off guard when her seemingly perfect life online unexpectedly becomes a reality.

In the third episode called “Trending,” Cocoy (Seth) manipulates the truth about a viral story that makes him famous, only for it to come back and haunt him. Andrea will also face the consequences of her actions as Beth in “Poser,” where a face-morphing app produces a clone that takes over her life.

“Click, Like, Share” will also feature The Squad Plus members Danica Ontengco and Renshi de Guzman, as well as Jimuel Pacquiao and Nio Tria who will be making their acting debut with the series.

The first episode of “Click, Like, Share” premieres on June 5 at 6 PM, with each succeeding episode dropping on June 12, June 19, and June 26 at 6 PM.

To watch the four episodes, viewers need to buy a season pass on (P299) or iWantTFC (P299 in the Philippines or US$5.99 outside the Philippines). Ticket buyers on, meanwhile, will get bonus features and a chance to join the fan meet for each episode.

The series is directed by Emmanuel Q. Palo and produced by iWantTFC and ABS-CBN Entertainment in association with Dreamscape Entertainment and Kreativ Den.

Watch out for the premiere of “Click, Like, Share” on June 5 on and iWantTFC, and soon on TFC IPTV and Upstream. For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit

Ben&Ben Virtual Concert Happens on May 22 Presented by MYX and kumu Live Events

MYX Philippines has teamed up with kumu Live Events in bringing Spotify’s most streamed Filipino artist for 2020 Ben&Ben closer to their fans in a virtual concert happening on May 22 (Saturday).

As the first ever act to grace the kumu Live Events’ virtual stage, Miguel, Paolo, Pat, Agnes, Poch, Keifer, Andrew, Jam, and Toni will certainly put on a heartfelt and satisfying showcase for their fandom ‘Liwanag.’

The nine-piece folk pop/pop rock band is expected to serenade viewers with hits like "Leaves," "Maybe the Night," "Pagtingin," "Kathang Isip,” “Lifetime,” and latest single “Upuan.”

A partnership between the country’s number one music channel MYX and the newly launched kumu Live Events, Ben&Ben’s virtual offering will be exclusively seen via the Pinoy community app’s desktop platform

Tickets for the one night only online event are now available for purchase at, which are priced at P499 and P999 for general admission and VIP tickets respectively.

A general admission ticket allows a holder access to the main show’s livestream, while the VIP ticket owner will enjoy the additional perk of joining the virtual meet-and-greet with Ben&Ben after the show.

Don’t miss Ben&Ben’s virtual concert presented by MYX and kumu Live Events this May 22 (Saturday) at 7 PM! 

For more details, follow MYX Philippines on Facebook (, Twitter (@MYXphilippines), and Instagram (@myxph).

PayMaya Expands its Widest Bills Payment Offering

Filipinos can now settle payments at over 550 billers using the PayMaya app, the most number and widest range of billers offered by a Philippine e-wallet to date – enabling consumers with a safer, more convenient, and more rewarding way to pay.

From monthly utilities like water and electricity, to insurance, loans, credit cards, schools, real estate, healthcare, and government services, PayMaya enables Filipinos to pay their bills from the safety of their homes. PayMaya's Pay Bills feature also enables consumers to easily donate to their chosen cause and organizations - allowing Filipinos to perform digital bayanihan with just a few taps on their smartphones.

PayMaya's extensive list of billers spans across the country - covering utility providers in provinces including Baguio, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Bicol, Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, South Cotabato, Iligan, Zamboanga, and many more. With this, Filipinos even in the farthest reaches of the country are able to enjoy cashless convenience in their pay bills transactions.

On top of this, paying bills via PayMaya also allows consumers to add another layer of safety to their essential transactions – keeping it contactless and safe from the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

In these challenging times, PayMaya has always made it its priority to ensure that Filipinos are able to complete their everyday transactions in the safest way possible through digital payments. As more consumers turn to our platform for their payment needs, we are proud to bring this widest list and range of active billers within their reach, and provide them with safe, convenient, and rewarding payment experience,” said Shailesh Baidwan, President of PayMaya Philippines.

Contactless and cashless payments have become the preferred payment option of Filipinos for bills payment since the quarantine measures have been implemented last year. In 2020 alone, PayMaya’s transaction volume for bills payment more than tripled from the previous year.

PayMaya sees continuous strong growth for bills payment transactions as Filipinos seek safer, more convenient, and more rewarding ways to pay through its consumer e-wallet app.

To make it more rewarding, consumers who will use their PayMaya app this May to settle two bills worth at least P1,500 each will automatically get a P50 cashback. Meanwhile, those paying their bill via PayMaya for the first time will be rewarded with a P100 cashback for a minimum spend of P1,000. If they pay for a credit card, loan, or insurance bill for the first time, they will also get an additional P50 cashback voucher, for a total of P150 reward!

With PayMaya’s wide range of billers and exclusive rewards to boot, it is easy to see why PayMaya has become the preferred payment option when settling bills. To enjoy the safety and rewards offered by PayMaya, download the app today using this link:

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” Trailer is Here

Sink your teeth into the new Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer which has just been released by Columbia Pictures.

Tom Hardy returns to the big screen in Venom: Let There Be Carnage as the lethal protector Venom, one of MARVEL’s greatest and most complex characters. Directed by Andy Serkis, the film also stars Michelle Williams, Naomie Harris and Woody Harrelson, in the role of the villain Cletus Kasady/Carnage.

The screenplay is by Kelly Marcel, story by Tom Hardy & Kelly Marcel, based on the Marvel Comics.

The film is produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, Amy Pascal, Kelly Marcel, Tom Hardy and Hutch Parker.

The executive producers are Barry Waldman, Jonathan Cavendish and Ruben Fleischer.

Only in Philippine cinemas soon, Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Christian Bables as Mike Hanopol Wins Week 10 of YFSF S3

Christian Bables’ impersonation of Mike Hanopol in Week 10 secured him his first victory in “Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 3” last Sunday (May 9) on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z.

Christian’s intense rendition of Mike’s classic OPM rock song “Laki sa Layaw” earned him 30 points, including the highest votes from jurors Ogie Alcasid, Gary Valenciano, and Sharon Cuneta.

After his breakout performance, the “New Breed Actor” turned emotional as he revealed he had difficulties preparing for the number. “Sobrang gusto ko siyang i-perform ng maayos. During the rehearsals, it felt like my voice was failing me. But, ang galing ni God talaga,” shared Christian.

Nevertheless, Gary called his performance “amazing,” Sharon said it was his “best so far,” while Ogie saw “something magical” in what he did.

As he accepted his trophy and P50,000 cash prize as the 10th weekly winner, Christian thanked the jury and his co-contestants for believing in him.

Bago ko pinaniwalaan ‘yung sarili ko, kayo muna ‘yung naniwala sa akin. Grabe. Sobra. Maraming, maraming salamat po talaga.” With the Grand Showdown approaching and through the guidance of celebrity mentors Jed Madela and Nyoy Volante, all seven remaining celebrity performers turned in jaw-dropping transformations and performances as expected, including Geneva Cruz, who is back in the fold after three weeks.

Still heartbroken from her mother’s passing, the Pop Royalty gave her all in her performance as Toni Braxton, especially as it was her mom that wanted her to return to the competition.

Inaalay ko ito para sa aking Mama kasi siya ‘yung number one fan ko talaga simula nung bata ako. So para sa kanya ‘to and fan siya ng Your Face Sounds Familiar,” Geneva said.

Next week, Geneva will take the stage as Selena, CJ Navato will be John Legend, Lie Reposposa will come out as Sampaguita, and Vivoree Esclito will transform into Miley Cyrus. Completing the lineup are Klarisse de Guzman as Aretha Franklin, iDolls as Ben and Ben and Moira de la Torre, and Christian as Alice Cooper.

Catch their amazing transformations and excellent performances in “Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 3” hosted by Luis Manzano on Saturday (May 15), 8 pm and Sunday (May 16), 7:30 pm on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live, and iWantTFC. Watch “KaFamiliar Online Live” show with Darren Espanto and AC Bonifacio on Kapamilya Online Live during commercial breaks.

For previous performances, go to the official YouTube channel of “Your Face Sounds Familiar” or iWantTFC. Follow @YourFacePH for updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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