Saturday, August 07, 2021

Sanya Lopez Renews Contract with GMAAC, Admits She's Still a Work in Progress Actress

Kapuso network's newest in-demand primetime lead actress Sanya Lopez has recently signed a new contract with GMA Artist Center (GMAAC) and GMA Network. And in spite of her continued success - toprating primetime series "The First Yaya" opposite Gabby Concepcion and "Agimat ng Agila" with Sen. Bong Revilla, 11.1 million followers on TikTok, 8.2M followers on Facebook, and 1.28M YouTube subscribers - Sanya still view herself a work in progress, in learning mode.

Lagi akong sinu-surprise, ang daming blessings na dumarating sa akin bigla. Kapag sobra-sobra na yung blessings na natatanggap mo, kailangan mo pa ring i-remind yung sarili mo na kalma ka lang at kung anuman yung nangyayari sa’yo, maging thankful ka lang talaga,” Sanya told the press during the virtual presscon for her contract renewal.

Pero ‘wag na ‘wag mong ilalagay sa ulo mo kung anuman yun. Maging happy ka lang. I want to remind myself every day to stay humble kung saan ka minahal nang tao. Hindi ko talaga iniisip kung sino ako sa ngayon. Lagi ko pa ring sinasabi na, ‘Ikaw pa rin si Shai, ito ka before.’ Lagi kong ni-re-remind ang sarili ko na, ‘Tandaan mo na ganito ka dati,’ para di lumaki ang ulo ko.” she added.

Sanya is undeniably one of the busiest Kapuso stars right now.  At some point of her career, she became visible from Mondays to Sundays because of "The First Yaya," "Agimat ng Agila," and "All Out Sundays".

I feel so blessed. Sabi ko nga, di ko alam kung ano yung nararamdaman ko,” Sanya said of her new contract with the Kapuso network. “I didn’t know if I’m excited or overjoyed. Dito ko naramdaman na pinapahalagahan ka ng GMA Network at alam nila na meron silang plano para sa’yo. Partly nararamdaman ko, nanduon ako sa kailangan kong talagang galingan pa at ayoko kong masira yung tiwala na binigay nila para sa akin.”

Sanya also shared what fans can look forward to as far as her upcoming Kapuso projects are concern.

What I know is there is a movie although pinag-uusapan pa lang, and there will be more surprises.” she shared.

Since she now has a better grasp of the kilig, feel-good genre, Sanya wouldn’t mind starring in another rom-com series.

I just want to explore rom-com kasi ngayon lang ako nakagawa nang rom-com talaga. Aside from that, I want to play a superhero character. I also want to experience what it is like to be partnered with a woman,” she said.

At the end of the day, however, Sanya will take on every project that GMA thinks is fit for her.

Whatever project is given to me. I trust them and lahat nang nangyari sa akin ay dahil din naman sa kanila. Malaki ang tiwala ko na kahit anong proyekto ang ibigay nila sa akin, for sure hindi nila ako pababayaan.”

Win upto P8-M Worth of Prizes in Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Sale TV Special on GMA-7 and Shopee Live this August 8, 10:00AM to 12:00NN

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, invites Filipinos to tune in to the Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Sale TV Special on GMA-7 and Shopee Live this August 8, 10:00AM to 12:00NN. Viewers can enjoy two whole hours of entertainment and shopping with over ₱8,000,000 worth of prizes, exciting flash deals from leading brands in the country, and special appearances from local celebrities.

Here are the highlights of the 8.8 Mega Flash Sale TV Special:

Over ₱8,000,000 worth of prizes

Viewers should stay tuned for a chance to win plenty of prizes. Eight lucky Watch & Win players will each take home ₱100,000 in cash, ₱10,000 worth of ShopeePay credits, a tablet, and a jacket. Meanwhile, three Shopee Shake players can each win ₱800,000. Users should also play Shopee Quiz for a chance to win up to ₱800,000. Finally, one Shopee Milyonaryo jackpot prize winner gets to claim not just ₱1,000,000, but also eight Lucky Shopee Prizes worth ₱500,000 in total.

Limited-time flash deals from top brands

Shoppers can enjoy limited-time flash deals from their favorite brands such as Enfagrow, Lactum, Argentina, Potato Corner, Domino’s, Huawei, SM, Gong Cha, Bonchon, and Tiger Sugar.

Kris Aquino’s television comeback

Queen of all media Kris Aquino returns to television as the game master of Shopee Quiz and the host of ShopeePay’s Bongga kay Kris, during which she will share money-saving tips and tricks using ShopeePay. Fans can look forward to the iconic TV personality’s trademark fun and quirky quips.

Appearances and performances by other local celebrities

Ariella Arida and Glaiza de Castro will join TV Special host and Shopee brand ambassador Willie Revillame as his co-hosts. Patricia Tumulak and Victor Anastacio will also host segments. Finally, Andrea Torres and Bianca Umali will star in an all-out K-Pop themed number.

Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Deals Sale

Until August 8, Filipinos can enjoy promotions such as midnight flash deals, ₱8 flash deals, and free shipping with no minimum spend at the Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Deals Sale. Shoppers can also enjoy up to 90% off on a variety of brands.

Shoppers can also pay safely from their homes by going cashless with ShopeePay. On August 8, users can enjoy ShopeePay promotions such as up to 50% cashback on Bills Payment; 10% discount on mobile load; and ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Seaoil, Potato Corner, and more during over 33x flash timings. On August 7, shoppers should also top up their ShopeePay wallets through their debit card, online banking, or over-the-counter payment partners with a minimum of ₱300 for a chance to win ₱20,000 ShopeePay credits.

To win up to ₱5,000 worth of ShopeePay credits, users can also join the #BudolFinds challenge on Tiktok until August 8. Interested participants should buy products from the Fashion, Food & Beverages, Electronics, Beauty/Personal Care, and Home categories on Shopee, shoot a creative 30-second review, and include the hashtag #BudolFinds in the caption. For more details about the #BudolFinds challenge, visit

For more information about the 8.8 Mega Flash Deals Sale, visit Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Tokyo 2020 Pinoy Athletes, Gary V. Birthday Treat and SB19 Grand Celebration this Sunday on "ASAP Natin 'To"

It's going to be a grand Pinoy pride celebration this Sunday (August 8) as your favorite Kapamilya idols pay tribute to Filipino athletes with world-class acts on "ASAP Natin 'To" on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and TV5.

Expect a grand opening number as your "ASAP Natin 'To" family sings and dances to inspiring OPM hits, including Janine Gutierrez, iDolls, BINI, and more. Plus, don't miss the special appearance of Olympic gold medalist in weightlifting, Hidilyn Diaz, as she joins along to the grand Sunday celebration.

The party continues with a proudly Pinoy jamming session from 6 Cycle Mind together with KZ, and don't miss more awe-inspiring tributes to Filipino athletes, including a vocal showdown from the new combination of New-Gen Birit Divas Elha Nympha, Lara Maigue, Sheena Belarmino, and Gigi de Lana; and a showstopping duet from the Divine Diva Zsa Zsa Padilla and Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez.

Dance along to an upbeat performance from Maymay Entrata, Joao Constancia, Kyle Echarri, Vivoree Esclito, Donny Pangilinan, Belle Mariano, Ronnie Alonte, and Loisa Andalio together with trending TikTokerist and security guard Gene Fernandez. Also teaming up for an exhilarating number are Asia's Pop Heartthrob Darren and ASAP dance hottie AC Bonifacio.

Be delighted by an astounding musical act from Star Magic's finest singers Erik Santos, Jed Madela, Nyoy Volante, Klarisse de Guzman, Gigi de Lana, Lara Maigue, JM Yosures, CJ Navato, Moira Lacamba, SAB, Alyssa Mulach, Sela Guia and Angeline Quinto.

Meanwhile, the proudly Pinoy party goes on as the Billboard-nominated P-pop group SB19 sets the ASAP stage on fire anew.

Cap off the celebration with a birthday blowout from Mr. Pure Energy Gary Valenciano alongside OPM icons Ogie Alcasid, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Erik Santos, and Regine Velasquez on "The Greatest Showdown."

Revel in our Pinoy pride on the country's longest-running musical variety show, "ASAP Natin 'To," this Sunday, 12 NN on local TV via Kapamilya Channel, Jeepney TV, A2Z, and TV5, online through Kapamilya Online Live and iWantTFC, and worldwide via TFC. Viewers who use any digital TV box at home, such as the TVplus box, only need to rescan their device to watch "ASAP Natin 'To" on TV5 and A2Z.

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iQiyi Partners with Dolby, Bings Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on iQiyi International App

iQiyi, the Asian entertainment streaming leader, is bringing Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos to iQiyi’s international app available in 191 countries, including the Philippines.

This is part of iQiyi’s ongoing momentum as it grows its appeal to international audiences. Dolby Vision boasts ultra-vivid imaging - incredible brightness, contrast, colour and details that bring movies to life. Dolby Atmos immerses you in your favorite entertainment with sound that moves all around you with breathtaking realism. iQiyi International’s VIP paid subscribers in both Standard and Premium tiers with compatible devices can now enjoy acclaimed Asian content with unparalleled audio and video, from the comfort of their homes and on-the-go.

According to Kuek Yu-Chuang, iQiyi’s Vice-President of International Business, “This marks a significant milestone for iQiyi as one of Dolby’s leading Asian international OTT partners. As we grow our appeal internationally, and as home entertainment technology continually improves and becomes even more accessible, we want to delight our subscribers’ high expectations for quality entertainment - both in terms of content, as well as viewing experience.”

He added, “With a rising demand for Asian content worldwide – be it Chinese, Korean and Southeast Asian content – iQiyi is proud to be the born-and-bred Asian platform to uplift the entertainment viewing experience of pan-Asian content for the global audience.”

Pankaj Kedia, managing director, Emerging Markets at Dolby Laboratories said, “With close to 250%* increase in the demand for new TVs enabled with Dolby Atmos and 120%* for Dolby Vision every year, consumers are demanding incredible entertainment brought to life in Dolby, which is why we are thrilled to see iQiyi including Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos as part of its International expansion efforts in South East Asia. With this integration, consumers with Dolby enabled TVs, mobile and tablets can enjoy a growing library of top notch content from iQiyi in Dolby from the comfort of their home and on-the-go.

One of the first Original titles available in Dolby will be “The Ferryman: Legends of Nanyang,” which will be released in Dolby Atmos. Also available in 4K, the high production quality underscores the streamer’s dedication to bringing Asian creators’ visions to life. The company’s first Southeast Asian Original stars Singaporean household names like Lawrence Wong, Qi Yuwu, Tay Ping Hui, and Jeanette Aw, and will premiere on iQiyi International this quarter.

More shows with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision will be updated in iQiyi’s growing library of content over the next few months.

This announcement follows the launch of Uni-Icon Entertainment, a joint-venture talent management agency to identify and promote Southeast Asian talent. It aims to give the region a foothold in one of the world's best entertainment markets and turn them into household names. iQiyi also recently showcased its Asian Romance Collection spotlighting seven SWEET ON Chinese Originals, as well as its first-ever Korean Original, “My Roommate is a Gumiho.”

iQiyi officially set up its Philippines office in the middle of 2020, and has since inked partnership with Miss Universe that brought this year’s highly-awaited global pageant to local viewers and subscribers. Additionally, it has recently licensed premium drama titles from GMA-7 that are now available on the iQiyi app and site for Ph-subscribers such as “First Yaya” (Gabby Concepcion and Sanya Lopez) and “The World Between Us” (Alden Richards and Jasmine Curtis). With the positive reception from local viewers and followers, iQiyi will continue to discover valuable partnerships with various creators and producers in the Philippines to bring local talents and content to international viewers.

Download the iQiyi app or log in to for more amazing Asian shows.

(Trailer) "Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha" Starring Shin Min-a and Kim Seon-ho, Available August 28 on Netflix

Upcoming Netflix series Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha has a feel-good teaser teasing a beautiful rom-com story we’re all going to fall in love with.

Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha depicts back-and-forth, up-and-down feel-good romance between the pragmatic dentist Yoon Hye-jin (Shin Min-a) and the unemployed jack-of-all-trades Du-sik (Kim Seon-ho) in the seaside town of Gongjin where human warmth and the scent of sea salt linger on. The series features the detailed artistry and vision of Director Yu Je-won who has helmed Oh My Ghost and Tomorrow With You. 

And the casting news of two actors, Shin Min-a and Kim Seon-ho, already has countless drama fans eagerly waiting. The special collaboration among the trio, each a heavyweight in the romance genre, is garnering much attention.

The first teaser trailer for Hometown Cha-Cha-Ch features the encounter between the two main characters played by Shin Min-a and Kim Seon-ho. These two actors kick their onscreen chemistry up a notch beyond the usual expectations in stirring up viewer anticipation. The first teaser trailer brings together two people from two extreme walks of life: the sophisticated urbanite Hye-jin (Shin Min-a), who jogs along the Hangang River against the backdrop of skyscrapers, and the seaside villager Du-sik (Kim Seon-ho), who leisurely surfs emerald ocean waves that a ship glides across.

An exciting rom-com is in store as we see their stories unfold. Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha will be released worldwide on August 28th, only on Netflix.

SMART Wins Fastest Mobile Network for 4th Straight Year

PLDT wireless unit Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is the country's fastest 5G network in the Philippines for the first half of 2021, according to the latest report by Ookla®, the global leader in internet testing and analytics.

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.

Smart won the Fastest Mobile Network Award with a Speed ScoreTM of 44.70, a big leap from previous year where Speed ScoreTM was at 24.99, based on 4,949,931 user-initiated tests taken with Speedtest in the Philippines for the period Q1-Q2 2021.

Meanwhile, in the newly released Fastest 5G Mobile Award report, Smart notched the top place in the country with a Speed ScoreTM of 204.81, posting median download and upload speeds of 220.66 Mbps and 20.61 Mbps, respectively based on 237,142 user-initiated 5G tests taken with Speedtest in the Philippines for the period Q1-Q2 2021.

Speedtest AwardTM for top providers in speed are determined using a Speed ScoreTM that incorporates a measure of each provider’s download and upload speed to rank network speed performance. To determine Speedtest Awards winners for mobile networks, Ookla assesses the average of test results taken using Modern Chipsets. Modern Chipsets includes all mobile tests, regardless of connection technology used, as long as they are taken on devices that are identified as being capable of achieving the fastest speeds available in a market. After this filtering has taken place, Speed Score is applied as outlined above to determine the best speeds available in a country.

Speedtest Awards, presented by Ookla, are reserved for an elite delegation of network operators that have delivered exceptional internet performance and coverage within a market. It is our pleasure to present Smart with two awards for Fastest 5G Mobile Network and Fastest Mobile Network in the Philippines. This recognition is testament to their exceptional performance in Q1-Q2 2021 based on Ookla's rigorous analysis of consumer-initiated tests taken with Speedtest," said Doug Suttles, CEO of Ookla.

Smart continues the drive to make the latest 5G technology available for more people in more areas. It is encouraging to see how these awards reflect actual customer experience, and are indicative of how our overall data service experience is progressively improving,” said Mario G. Tamayo, Head of Technology at PLDT and Smart.

"These measurements are just among the tools we use as we strive to deliver world-class experience to our customers nationwide, and elevate overall internet speeds in the Philippines," Tamayo added.

This level of performance has been enabled by Smart's mobile network, including its 5G network, now fired up in more than 4,000 sites nationwide. Supporting Smart's network is PLDT's most extensive fiber infrastructure, now at over 511,000 kilometers as of June.

Fastest 5G network in key areas

Initial data included in Ookla’s country reports showed that Smart's 5G speeds are way ahead in key areas nationwide like Manila, Cebu City, and Davao City, with Smart posting download and upload speeds that are faster compared to its nearest competitor in these areas.

In the City of Manila, for example, Smart's 5G download speeds are at 268.01 Mbps, with the nearest competition at 81.82 Mbps.

In Cebu City, meanwhile, Smart registered 5G download speeds of 239.03 Mbps where competition is at 99.99 Mbps, while in Davao City, Smart notched 5G download speeds of 209.76 Mbps, whereas competition is at 145.18 Mbps.

All-out government support

According to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), the government’s all-out support in expediting the release of LGU permits required for the ramped-up improvement of telco infrastructure has helped increase internet speeds in the country. As of July 27, 2021, PLDT and Smart have secured more than 25,000 fixed and wireless permits since the government fast-tracked approvals for telco firms last year.

These include the Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA)'s issuance last year of the Joint Memorandum Circular fast-tracking the issuance of permits and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)'s recently issued Department Order No. 29 (DO 29), which allows telecommunications companies to occupy a portion of the government Right of Way (ROW), subject to prescribed conditions. DO 29's issuance also assists in ensuring the timely maintenance of PLDT's fiber infrastructure as well as Smart's cell sites.

"Pacquiao vs. Spence Jr.: Generational Showdown"Boxing Fight to Air on GMA Network

GMA Network, in partnership with TAP Digital Media Ventures Corp., is all set to air the much anticipated fight of boxing champ and Senator Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao against American boxer Errol Spence Jr. for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight titles on Sunday (August 22).

Pinoy fans can watch the boxing showdown, which is slated to happen in Las Vegas, Nevada, via satellite on GMA 7 at 11:00 AM. Radio listeners, meanwhile, can catch the live blow-by-blow coverage exclusively on the Network’s flagship AM station Super Radyo DZBB 594 and in all Super Radyo stations nationwide beginning 9:00 AM.

It was in 2019 when the 42-year-old eight-division world champion Pacquiao last fought, winning the WBA super welterweight title against American boxer Keith Thurman.

On the other hand, unbeaten world welterweight champ Spence, 31, has held the IBF and WBC titles since 2017 and 2019, respectively.

A replay of 'Pacquiao vs. Spence Jr.: Generational Showdown' will be aired on the same day at 10:30 PM on GMA.

For more updates, visit GMA Network’s official website at

“Pajamajama: An Online Sleepover with Ian Veneracion,” "Rico Blanco Songbook: Musical Stories by Rico Blanco" and “Vice Ganda Gandemic: The VG-Tal concert” Headline iWantTFC this August

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the whole month of August with iWantTFC as it brings the biggest and most in-demand shows to viewers worldwide, such as Sharon Cuneta’s comeback movie “Revirginized” and the upcoming digital concerts of Rico Blanco and Ian Veneracion.

Megastar Sharon Cuneta unleashes her wild side in “Revirginized,” where she plays a woman who basks in the party life as she attempts to rediscover her lost youth with Marco Gumabao following a failed marriage. The highly anticipated movie premieres this August 6, with tickets already available for P249 for users in the Philippines or US$4.99 for those living outside of the country.

Kapamilya heartthrob Ian Veneracion will serenade his fans around the world in “Pajamajama: An Online Sleepover with Ian.” It goes live on August 27 at 8 PM (Manila time) and on August 28 at 11 AM (Manila time), with tickets priced at P899 or US$17.99 for each show.

Concert lovers can also look forward to the star-studded "Rico Blanco Songbook: Musical Stories by Rico Blanco" this August 7 at 8 PM (Manila time) for P299 or US$5.99. The singer-songwriter celebrates his decorated career in the musical documentary with top artists like December Avenue, Ebe Dancel, Callalily, Spongecola, Gibbs Sisters, Earl Generao, Mayonnaise, This Band, John Roa, Raphiel Shannon, Janine Teñoso, and Sarah Geronimo.

Some of the best voices in the country will also come together to celebrate love and music in “Four Hearts: A Digital Concert” featuring Sam Concepcion, Janine Teñoso, Darryl Ong, and Katrina Velarde. Join the concert on August 28 at 8 PM (Manila time) for only P999 or US$19.99.

Those who missed out on the fun and good vibes in “Vice Ganda Gandemic: The VG-Tal concert” can stream it on August 14 at 9 PM (Manila time) with tickets priced at P999 or US$19.99.

iWantTFC, meanwhile, turns up the heat with the latest sexy drama films which are currently streaming on the platform for P249 or US$4.99. Watch Lovi Poe, Joem Bascon, and Rhen Escaño in “The Other Wife” and Cindy Miranda and Aljur Abrenica in “Nerisa.”

Currently streaming movies worldwide include “Ang Babaeng Walang Pakiramdam,” “Tenement 66,” “Momshies: Ang Soul Mo’y Akin,” “Watch Me Kill” (P249 or US$4.99), and “Damaso” (P149 or US$ 2.99). 

Viewers in the Philippines, meanwhile, can watch the American romance drama “Show Me What You Got” for P199.

iWantTFC users can watch these current and upcoming movies and concerts on the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) and on Viewers can also enjoy watching iWantTFC on a bigger screen through select devices on VEWD, ROKU streaming devices, Android TV, select Samsung Smart TV models, Telstra TV for global users, and VIDAA for select countries. iWantTFC is also available via Chromecast and Airplay. For the complete list of compatible devices, sign in instructions, and account activation, visit

For updates, like and follow @iwanttfc on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to

For inquiries and concerns about the service, users can also send a message on iWantTFC’s Facebook page or e-mail

realme to Launch TechLife Air Purifier and Cobble Bluetooth Speaker at Discounted Rates on Shopee and Lazada 8.8 Sale

realme, the country’s no. 1 smartphone brand for Q1 2021 continues to strengthen its presence in the AIOT category with the exciting launch of two new products this month: the realme TechLife Air Purifier and the realme Cobble Bluetooth Speaker.

Launching officially on August 8, these two new devices are in line with realme’s mission to provide Filipinos with a full-circle digital ecosystem that would enable them to stay connected, and accomplish tasks more efficiently and conveniently.

Aside from the launch of these new TechLife products, the realme Squad can also look forward to incredible deals during the realme 8.8 Sale on both Shopee and Lazada. Products such as the realme 8 Series, the realme C25S, the realme Watch 2 Series, and other Smart Home and Smart Audio devices will be available at discounted prices of up to 40% OFF.

Breathe Better, Live Better with the realme TechLife Air Purifier

Designed to help you and your family breathe and live better, the realme TechLife Air Purifier is a must-have for everyone’s homes. It boasts a high-level purification capacity of 330m³/h CADR, which means that it is able to quickly and efficiently provide excellent purification results in a relatively short amount of time. For a standard indoor area of 1059ft³(30m³) for example, it only takes 14.4 minutes to complete a single purification process. That makes the realme TechLife Air Purifier both an efficient and time-saving solution for delivering clean indoor air into your home.

The realme TechLife Air Purifier is also equipped with an industry-leading HEPA H12 filter that is made up of 60-plus layers of an effective pleated design that is capable of filtering at least 99.5% of airborne particles. In addition, it features a powerful 3-stage filtration system, delivering up to 99.95% filtration efficiency. With all these features and more, the realme TechLife Air Purifier is well equipped to bring high-level air purification and is the ideal solution to air quality problems in your living space, providing you and your family with a healthy breathing environment.

As an early-bird offer on August 8, the realme TechLife Air Purifier will be available for only P4,990 (P1000 OFF SRP) on both Shopee and Lazada.

Experience the Pure Bass Powerhouse with the realme Cobble Bluetooth Speaker

Another impressive addition to realme’s fast-growing Smart Audio lineup, the realme Cobble Bluetooth Speaker allows music-loving fans to experience pure bass like never before. It comes packed with a 5W Dynamic Bass Boost Driver to guarantee a heart-thumping and immersive audio quality.

Equipped with realme’s Bass Boost+ audio technology, the speaker fully leverages the power of the large dynamic driver to deliver a bass experience that sounds truly alive. It also boasts 9 hours of playback with its 1,500mAh battery, and an IPX5 water resistance rating for an all-around audio experience.

In addition, you can pair two realme Cobble Bluetooth Speakers together by controlling the speaker’s multifunction button or realme Link for the supreme audio experience. The device comes in three equalizer presets - Bass, Dynamic, and Bright, which can all be configured from the realme Link app, allowing you to customize the way your music sounds exactly.

Coming in two colors: Metal Black and Electric Blue, the realme Cobble Bluetooth Speaker will be available for only P1,190 (P400 OFF SRP) as an early-bird offer during the Shopee and Lazada 8.8 Sale.

For more info and updates, follow realme on Facebook at, @realme_PH on Twitter, and @realmephilippines on Instagram.

Just Married! Angel Locsin and Neil Arce Wedding Photos

And just like that, Angel Locsin is now Mrs.

The couple got married in a civil rights on Saturday, August 7.

Check out some of the photos here courtesy of NicePrintPhotography:

The couple got engaged in June 2019. They were supposed to get married on November 8 last year but were forced to postpone it because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, August 06, 2021

SB19 Joins KathNiel and Sarah Geronimo in the First Ever Acer Day 2021 Online Concert

Phenomenal Filipino boy group SB19 joins “Popstar Royalty”, Sarah Geronimo, and the hottest loveteam, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, as brand ambassadors of the ICT giant, Acer.

The group - composed of Stell, Josh, Pablo, Ken and Justin - is the first Filipino and Southeast Asian act to be nominated for the Billboard Music Awards under the top social artist category, where they competed against the likes of K-pop groups BTS, Blackpink, Seventeen, and American artist Ariana Grande.

Sarah, KathNiel and SB19 headline the first ever Acer Day 2021 online concert on August 7 at 8PM, which will be livestreamed on Acer Philippines’ Facebook page (

Inspired by K-pop and influenced by American pop, SB19 has a loyal fandom in A’tin (pronounced 18). The group is regularly trending on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Their recent blockbuster “Back in the Zone”, an online concert on KTX, showcased a new repertoire from their six-track EP “Pagsibol”, a follow-up to successful “Get in the Zone”, which also became a nationwide concert tour in 2019.

“SB19 is undoubtedly the most popular group in the Philippines right now and we at Acer are very proud that Stell, Josh, Pablo, Ken, and Justin are now officially part of the Acer family. We cannot wait to share with everyone what SB19 will bring to the table,” said Acer Philippines Managing Director Manuel Wong.

In celebration of Acer Day 2021, Acer’s Learn-from-Home promo is also extended until August 15, 2021! 

Get up to Php8,000 off and a FREE Acer Tablet when you buy participating laptops, monitors, and projects on Acer’s ecommerce store (

Calling all A’Tin! Acer wants to know how you live your world despite the pandemic. 

Join their Twitter promo and get a chance to win a brand-new laptop! 

Just tweet how you live your world with the hashtags #LiveYourWorldWithAcer and #AcerDay2021 and the corresponding SB19 fan group hashtag: #SB19ForAcer from August 7 to 8, 2021 and one winner from the fandom will take home a brand-new Acer laptop!

Another chance for you to win an Acer laptop is to stay tuned for the post on Acer’s Twitter page during the set of SB19 at the Acer Day 2021 online concert. Retweet it with your answer to the question presented on the post, and use the hashtag #LiveYourWorldWithAcer #AcerDay2021 and #SB19ForAcer.

Visit Acer’s official social media pages for more updates and details: Facebook - @AcerPH, Instagram - @acerph, Twitter - @acerphils, and on their website

ProBio7 Kids with 7 Probiotic Strains, Aids Digestive Health, Growth, and Immunity

ProBio7 Kids, PascualLab’s newest pedia product is helping to spread awareness on probiotics and their benefits beyond digestive health.

Promotes Digestive Health

Probiotics are live microorganisms, most of which are bacteria, that have various benefits to the body. In the gut, these probiotics are widely known to help keep the “bad” bacteria in check and maintain a healthy community of microorganisms, thereby supporting digestive health. ¹

Strengthens Immunity

What people also need to be aware of is that probiotic strains can help augment immunity in several ways! One, these probiotic strains strengthen the intestinal wall, preventing the entry of disease-causing bacteria​. Moreover, these probiotics suppress the growth of harmful microbes by taking away the nutrients they need. In addition, these probiotic strains produce antimicrobial substances such as hydrogen peroxide that can directly kill bacteria. ²

Through these preventive actions, probiotics help increase resistance to infections such as diarrhea³ and the common cold. In fact, research has shown that children who take probiotics have lesser bouts of colds and flu-like symptoms and are less likely to get the disease, resulting in fewer absences from school. With this, probiotics help lessen the likelihood of children being prescribed antibiotics. ⁴

Boosts Growth

And did you know that probiotics also help improve growth, increasing both weight and height? ⁵ Probiotics aids in the absorption of certain nutrients, which children need especially during their growth years.⁶ Probiotic strains likewise support children’s growth by helping improve lactose absorption in milk drinkers. ⁷

These days, when our kids’ health remain at the top of our priorities and immunity is the call of the times, it is best to be proactive in strengthening our child’s immune system.

Try ProBio7 Kids that has 7 probiotic strains: Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Bifidobacterium longum, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, and Lactococcus lactis.

Together, these strains help support gut health, augment immunity, and facilitate growth.

ProBio7Kids which comes in a yummy grape flavor is available in select drugstores nationwide.

It is also available in Lazada and Shopee.

8 Sulit Items Under P800 to Score at the Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Deals Sale

Haven’t tried shopping for flash deals on Shopee yet?  You’re missing out on some of the most exciting discounts! If you’re currently shopping for essentials for the whole family, now is the perfect time to check out these limited-time deals.

At the Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Deals Sale, which runs until August 8, you can enjoy the most sulit deals on food, skincare, pet care, and gadgets. Below, we’ve rounded up eight money- saving deals under ₱800, with some even going for as low as ₱8:

Prepare your pantry for the coming weeks by stocking up on snacks your kids can enjoy. Cal Cheese Wafer is made with real cheddar cheese and contains plenty of calcium. Serve with your children’s favorite orange juice.

If you prefer freshly baked homemade snacks, get a Hawaii Home Stand Mixer. Its high- performance motor makes less noise and mixes food efficiently, while its two attachments are perfectly designed for beating, whipping, and kneading.

All parents know how messy the house can get when the whole family’s at home. Use Summer Girl Wet Wipes to clean any spills, dirt, or mud with a few quick and easy swipes. Each wipe is made of thick, cottony soft material.

Protect the whole family with FamilyGuard Disinfectant. This aerosol spray combats unwanted odors and kills 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Remember to use this to disinfect any deliveries before you open them.

Don’t forget to squeeze in a little self-care! Farmstay Aloe Face Mask helps hydrate, refresh, and rejuvenate dry skin. Leave this mask on for ten minutes for a smooth, moisturized complexion.

Make sure to give your fur babies some love, too. Lather them up with Madre de Cacao Pet Soap during baths to help remove mange and give their coat a healthy boost and shine.

Working out at home? Stay pumped for each session by blasting an uptempo playlist using Omthing In-Ear Headphones. It features ergonomic in-ear buds, intelligent wireless control, and a waterproof design.

Keep in touch with your colleagues using the ODSCN Webcam. With an effective resolution of 1932 * 1088 and a video frame rate of up to 30FPS, you can enjoy clear communication with your workmates.

To discover more flash deals, visit

To save more on your purchases, use ShopeePay to enjoy daily free shipping and coins cashback. Top up your ShopeePay wallet through your debit card, online banking, or over-the- counter payment partners. Get up to 50% cashback when you pay your electricity, water, and internet bills with ShopeePay. Enjoy ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Seaoil, Potato Corner, and more; 10% off on mobile load; and flash deals on mobile load & data for as low as ₱1.

Want more ShopeePay credits? To win up to ₱5,000 worth of ShopeePay credits, join the #BudolFinds challenge until August 8. Just buy products from the Fashion, Food & Beverages, Electronics, Beauty/Personal Care, and Home categories on Shopee. Shoot a creative 30- second review and include the hashtag #BudolFinds in the caption. For more details about the #BudolFinds challenge, visit

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

Hit ABS-CBN Series "Ang Sa Iyo ay Akin (The Law of Revenge)" Now Available on Netflix

More viewers will get a chance to watch the revenge drama series "Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin," which captured the hearts of Filipinos with its plot’s twists and turns and acclaimed performances as it is now available on Netflix with the international title, “The Law of Revenge.”

Starring Jodi Sta. Maria, Iza Calzado, Sam Milby, and Maricel Soriano, it was also the first ABS-CBN series to premiere and be shown fully on digital via Kapamilya Online Live on Facebook and YouTube as well as the first series to air on the Kapamilya Channel.

Jodi plays Marissa who takes the fall for the accidental crime committed by her best friend Ellice, played by Iza, in exchange for a huge sum of money that could help her family get out of poverty. But Marissa suffers an ordeal behind bars so great she blames Ellice for her misfortune. As she gains her freedom, she vows to take back everything in Ellice’s life.

Aside from Jodi, Iza, and Maricel, the cast also includes Joseph Marco, Rita Avila, Simon Ibarra, Grae Fernandez, and Kira Balinger.

The series was a staple on social media with its intense confrontation scenes going viral and becoming top trending topics. It also became one of the most-watched shows on the iWantTFC. The show eventually aired on several more broadcast channels, including A2Z Channel 11 and TV5, alongside other ABS-CBN programs.

Produced by JRB Creative Production, "Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin" premiered on August 17 and ran for two seasons.

SMART Launches UNLI GIGA with Unlimited Access to Social Media and Video Apps for Only P149

Leading mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. has launched UNLI GIGA to boost its powerful internet speeds with a service that provides subscribers with unlimited access to their favorite social media and video streaming apps.

UNLI GIGA shatters connectivity boundaries on the go or while in quarantine by allowing Smart customers to tell infinite stories, discover content, shape stronger connections, and enjoy everything they love without limits.

With UNLI GIGA, subscribers can either choose UNLI GIGA Stories that comes with unlimited Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Kumu, or UNLI GIGA Video with non-stop YouTube, iWantTFC, NBA League Pass, and Cignal Play, the promo comes with 2 GB data for all sites and apps for seven days for only P149.

Exclusively available on the GigaLife App, UNLI GIGA allows subscribers to be limitless when it comes to watching their favorite content on YouTube, as well as sharing posts, stories, tweets, and trends without worrying about running out of data. To subscribe to UNLI GIGA, simply log into the GigaLife App then choose UNLI GIGA.

Powered by the country’s fastest mobile data network

UNLI GIGA is powered by Smart, the country’s fastest mobile data network as reported by third-party mobile internet analytics firm Ookla® and Opensignal.

Ookla’s latest report cited Smart as the country's fastest 5G network in the Philippines for the first half of 2021. Smart also recently reaffirmed its dominance as the country’s 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.

On the other hand, Smart 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, including 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.

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Sharon Cuneta and Marco Gumabao's "Revirginized" Showing on Sky PPV

"Revirginized," megastar Sharon Cuneta's much-talked about return to the movies is set to rock her fans as its airs on SKY Pay-Per-View starting August 6 (Friday).

Viva Films' newest offering from young director Darryl Yap presents the not-so-ordinary movie comeback of Megastar Sharon Cuneta in "Revirginized" as she gives life to the role of Carmela, a woman who spent years of solitude following the collapse of her marriage.

As she decides to join her goddaughter to revel in the wild party life on an island, she hopes to re-discover her lost youth due to an early pregnancy during her teenage years. Also starring in the new social-media trending comedy flick are Albert Martinez, Rosanna Roces, Cristina Gonzales, and Marco Gumabao.

Catch Sharon Cuneta's extraordinary portrayal in "Revirginized," airing on SKY Pay-Per-View with 48-hour access starting August 6 (Friday) for only P250.

Meanwhile, concert-goers can join former Rivermaya frontman Rico Blanco as he takes the stage once more in his musical documentary and virtual concert "Rico Blanco Songbook: Musical Stories by Rico Blanco," celebrating the career and music of the iconic singer-songwriter.

Also joining Rico to deliver spectacular performances to audiences are top musical acts, including December Avenue, Ebe Dancel, Callalily, Spongecola, Gibbs Sisters, Earl Generao, Mayonnaise, This Band, John Roa, Raphiel Shannon, Janine Teñoso, and Sarah Geronimo.

Don't miss the star-studded, one-night-only virtual concert "Rico Blanco Songbook: Musical Stories by Rico Blanco" on August 7 (Saturday) at 8 PM, priced at only P299 per pass.

Catch them in the comfort of your homes in high-definition and commercial-free on SKY Pay-Per-View. To subscribe to these shows on pay-per-view, visit or text SKY PPV to 23662.

For more details, follow SKY on Facebook (, Twitter, and Instagram (@myskyupdates).

Mentholatum LipCare Keeps Lips Healthy and Hydrated

Moisture and hydration are your lips’ best friends. Keeping your lips healthy and moisturized by applying a lip balm regularly is as important as using a serum on your face and lotion on your body.

Lips don’t lie. They don’t have oil glands like other parts of our skin. The skin there is also thinner, so your puckers need extra care. Lip care is part of self-care, that’s a fact.

The goal of lip care is for you to have healthy lips that say more than just words. Having healthy and kissable lips is attractive. Moist and full lips make your smile more picturesque and improve the overall appearance. Beyond appearances, a good lip balm can help make sure the lips aren’t dry and chapped, thus preventing any potential infections.

Lip care starts with a good product. Lip balms and lip crayons with moisturizing ingredients prevent your lips from cracking and drying up and also give them a shiny, healthy, and kissable finish. Good lip balms help retain the lip’s moisture and keep them hydrated and supple.

The point of using a lip balm is to make your mouth look and feel divine so yes, it is all right to be choosy. Choose a lip balm that feels good the moment it touches your lips. 

Mentholatum LipCare is a range of superior lip care products with a wide selection of lip protection options for different individuals and their needs. Asian brand Mentholatum LipCare is the lip care expert and brings years of experience to its treatment and therapeutic lip products.

Therapy Lip Balm and Therapy Lip Gel are the lip care OGs. Beyond offering immediate relief from dry, chapped and cracked lips and SPF for UV protection, they deliver a film of moisturizers onto the delicate skin of the lips and provide a fresh, cooling, menthol sensation that relieves chapped lips caused by cold, harsh weather and the sun. Like all Mentholatum LipCare products, Therapy Lip Balm and Therapy Lip Gel have a superior moisture retention formulation.

Lip Pure Fragrance-Free is a delight to use because it is formulated with 100% food grade ingredients, including Beeswax, Royal Jelly and Manuka Honey from New Zealand which help to lock-in moisture and hydrate lips. The gold standard as far as natural lip care is concerned, Lip Pure also contains fruit extracts like Brazilian Berry, Grape, Lemon, Orange, and Pomegranate to provide vitamin A, E, and other nutrients to fight free radicals, smoothen, and reduce appearance of lip fine lines to keep your lips healthy and soft. It’s also free of fragrances, colorants, and preservatives. We ingest a lot of lip balm so using one with food-grade ingredients makes a lot of sense.

The Lip Pure Botanical Oils variant contains six types of high-quality Botanical Oils like Argan Oil, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Black Rice Oil, Camelia Oil, and Avocado Oil to deeply moisturize and protect the skin of the lips. It’s also free of fragrances, colorants, and preservatives.

Show the world the real you with Mentholatum LipCare’s tinted lip balms with simple and gentle ingredients.

LipIce Magic Color is a color-changeable lip balm that applies clear and becomes tinted with a hue that magically changes to whatever your body chemistry decides it to be. Think MLBB but very moisturizing (because LipIce Magic Color has Vitamin E).

Mentholatum LipCare Lip Crayon is a super nourishing lip crayon that glides on effortlessly, enhances lips and also moisturizes them. This Lip Crayon is infused with Argan Oil and Meadowfoam Seed Oil.

This coming 8.8 Sale, get 10% off on all Mentholatum LipCare products only at Mentholatum’s Flagship Store at Shopee (

“The Boy Foretold by the Stars” Sequel Series “Love Beneath the Stars” to Stream for FREE on iWantTFC

Fans who got hooked on the blossoming romance between Dominic and Luke (Adrian Lindayag and Keann Johnson) can now watch how their love story unfolds in “The Boy Foretold by the Stars” and its upcoming digital sequel series “Love Beneath the Stars,” which will be available for free in the Philippines on iWantTFC this month.

Starting August 7, iWantTFC users will get free access to “The Boy Foretold by the Stars,” the award-winning coming-of-age boys’ love drama that premiered at the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival, which follows two senior high school students who meet and fall in love during a school retreat.

Dominic and Luke’s love story continues as they defy societal expectations and fight for their relationship in “Love Beneath the Stars,” the highly anticipated iWantTFC original series that drops new episodes every Monday beginning on August 16.

iWantTFC also treats fans to a wide range of free offerings such as all four episodes of “Click, Like, Share,” Kyle Echarri, Francine Diaz, Seth Fedelin, and Andrea Brillantes’ digital anthology series that underscores the importance of social media responsibility. New episodes stream at 8:30 PM every Friday beginning August 6 on iWantTFC, two days before their TV broadcast.

Two Pinoy horror films may also be accessed for free, such as “Hellcome Home,” where Dennis Trillo, Beauty Gonzales, Raymond Bagatsing, and Alyssa Muhlach encounter different supernatural beings and evil spirits, and “Haunted Forest,” where Jane Oineza, Maris Racal, Jameson Blake, and Jon Lucas deal with the haunting of mythical creatures during a group outing.

Viewers can step into the posh lifestyle of YouTube sensation and socialite Small Laude in iWantTFC’s special offering “It’s a Small World” as she invites viewers inside her fabulous home and chats with well-known personalities.

K-pop fans also get a front row seat to “Together Again: A K-pop Concert” where a total of 26 South Korean acts, including NCT Dream, BTOB, Brave Girls, and Oh My Girl, perform some of their biggest hits.

iWantTFC users in the Philippines can watch these movies and series for free on the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) and on Viewers can also enjoy watching iWantTFC on a bigger screen through select devices on VEWD, ROKU streaming devices, Android TV, select Samsung Smart TV models, Telstra TV for global users, and VIDAA for select countries. iWantTFC is also available via Chromecast and Airplay. For the complete list of compatible devices, sign in instructions, and account activation, visit

For updates, like and follow @iwanttfc on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to

For inquiries and concerns about the service, users can also send a message on iWantTFC’s Facebook page or e-mail

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