Saturday, August 14, 2021

Watch the 2-Minute Trailer of iQiyi’s First Southeast Asian Original “The Ferryman: Legends of Nanyang”

Welcome the Ghost Festival and Spooky September with Lawrence Wong’s first lead attempt in horror, Qi Yuwu’s appearance as a suave grim reaper, and Kate Kinney’s international debut in a leading role!

iQiyi released a 2-minute spooky trailer of its highly-anticipated first Southeast Asian Original and exclusive 36-episode series “The Ferryman: Legends of Nanyang”. Co-produced with GHY Culture and Media, the series will premiere on the iQiyi International app and on August 24. Discover all kinds of ghosts waiting for you as each episode features a unique storyline.

iQiyi’s first international VIP ambassador Lawrence Wong, plays Xia Dong Qing, a character who has "Yin Yang eyes'' that allows him to see and communicate with beings from other worlds with his fellow co-star, Qi Yuwu, who plays grim reaper Zhao Li. 

Starring alongside the two veteran actors is rising Taiwanese starlet Kate Kinney who makes her global debut as Olivia (Xiao Ya), who ever since her close brush with death, has become a regular customer of the store and a trusted confidante to Xia Dongqing. Kate’s breakout role as an ordinary girl who somehow gets entwined in a series of dark events is definitely one to watch!

Together, the intrepid trio forms an unlikely friendship that transcends all other-worldly realms, with an aim to help guide souls to their rightful places – be it the lost or the evil in the form of dolls, deformed corpses and even mermaids.

The trailer also revealed more familiar faces that will appear in the series, such as Singaporean actress Jeanette Aw and Malaysian actresses Koe Yeet, Debbie Goh and Emily Chan.

Will Xia Dong Qing, Zhao Li, and Olivia (Xiao Ya) successfully battle evil and bring closure to lost souls, or will they become lost souls themselves?

iQiyi International VIP subscribers will get to enjoy 8 episodes of the series while non-VIPs will be able to catch 2 episodes during the premiere. Subsequently, 2 new episodes will be available every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 8pm SGT.

iQiyi International’s standard and premium VIP subscribers with compatible devices will also be able to revel in an unparalleled audio experience, with “The Ferryman: Legends of Nanyang“ being the first Original series to be available in Dolby Atmos — immersive sound that takes the viewer right into the heart of the action with breathtaking realism.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Julie Anne San Jose Brings Fans to Her Colorful Journey as an Artist in “LIMITLESS, A Musical Trilogy”

Asia’s Pop Diva Julie Anne San Jose has another exciting treat for her fans - an extraordinary musical journey dubbed “LIMITLESS, A Musical Trilogy,” set to premiere on September 17.

The three-part musical journey is set to unveil the different facets of Julie as a singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and multi-instrumentalist. But the biggest revelation comes to Julie as she searches for new inspiration in this journey of discovery that takes her to unexpected locations in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Recently, Julie made headlines when she was featured on a digital billboard at the iconic Times Square in New York City. The said billboard was for Spotify’s EQUAL campaign, which encourages users to listen to amazing women all around the world.

She also landed on the digital cover of Spotify’s EQUAL playlist for the Philippines with her song “Free,” which took the No. 2 spot on iTunes Philippines Chart just a few hours after its official release.

The award-winning actress and singer is one of the hosts of GMA’s top-rating program ‘All-Out Sundays.’ She is also set to return with Rayver Cruz as Clash Masters in the all-original musical competition ‘The Clash.’

She bannered the GMA rom-com series ‘Heartful Café’ opposite David Licauco and will soon be starring on an online video streaming platform’s musical series “Still” alongside Christian Bautista. 

We have always been amazed and proud of how multi-talented Julie is,” said GMA Regional TV and Synergy First Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso. “We have been a witness to her powerful stage performance during GMA Synergy’s highly-successful ‘Kapuso Concerts’ series ‘The Sweetheart and the Balladeer’ as well as ‘3 Stars, 1 Heart.’ And she continues to surprise us over the years. ‘LIMITLESS’ is set to unleash Julie’s musical prowess that we have never seen before and we cannot wait for her fans here and abroad to be part of this new musical experience which begins on September 17,” he added.

Julie is one of GMA’s finest homegrown talents who would incessantly share her music and penchant for acting,” shared First Vice President for Business Development Department III Darling De Jesus-Bodegon. “She has flourished to become one of the best performers in our country and is now beginning to be recognized not only here but also abroad. This is why we are excited to present to Julie’s fans this musical trilogy, ‘LIMITLESS’ because we know that Julie’s talent will take her fans to limitless heights when they join her in this musical journey.”

Directed by Paolo Valenciano, “LIMITLESS, A Musical Trilogy” is produced by GMA Synergy. The team is behind the Philippines’ first-ever virtual reality concert - “Alden’s Reality: The Virtual Reality Concert”  - which was held last December. The concert’s TV airing, “Alden’s Reality: The Virtual Reality Concert TV Special,” is a finalist at the New York Festivals Awards. 

Tickets can be purchased by logging on to

Tickets are priced at P599 (General Admission); P1,499 (Synergy Pass GA); P1,199 (VIP); and P3,299 (Synergy Pass VIP). A special merchandise awaits ticket buyers who will purchase the VIP and Synergy Pass VIP.

Here's Why and How Selsun Blue Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Really Works

Dandruff is a common and recurring condition that can be caused by certain factors, including an oily scalp, infrequent hair washing and even allergies you didn’t know you had. It can take the fun out of so many things, such as wearing dark clothes, baring your shoulders and even the simple act of flipping your hair.

Having dandruff is a sign that your scalp is not healthy. Thus, you need to address the problem at the root, literally and figuratively. How do you do this? There are many home remedies touted to treat dandruff, but many of these lack clinical research evidence for them to be credible. You can achieve dandruff-free status and gain more confidence by using a shampoo that really works to manage the problem.

Selsun Blue is a line of anti-dandruff shampoos formulated with Selenium Sulfide 1%, an ingredient which attacks the root source of dandruff. Selsun Blue and Selenium Sulfide have been clinically proven with laboratory tests to control and manage dandruff effectively. Selenium Sulfide is an anti-infective agent that helps relieve itching and flaking of the scalp.

A common problem that people have with anti-dandruff shampoos is that they can dry your hair. No such concern with Selsun Blue, which has conditioning Honey Extract that moisturizes and softens hair.

The Selsun Blue line contains Selenium Sulfide 1%, French Honey extract, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin B5. The PRO-X Extra Strength with Menthol instantly soothes itchy scalp while the PRO 2-in-1 has built-in conditioner for even softer and more manageable hair.

Say goodbye to flakes and itchy scalp and say hello to a more confident you by using Selsun Blue.

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"Mobile Legends: Bang Bang" TV Series Airs on ABS-CBN

The "Land of Dawn" is coming to your screen soon through ABS-CBN, as "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang" gears up to release an animated series based on the hit mobile game.

"Legends of Dawn: The Sacred Stone" will air through platform WeTV, and in television through TV9 in Malaysia, Net Media in Indonesia, and network giant ABS-CBN, game developers Moonton announced in a tweet Friday evening.

ABS-CBN has been airing its shows digitally through The Kapamilya Channel or through the A2Z channel on free television since it was denied of a new franchise to air in May 2020.

In a statement, MLBB said that the series "will bring our beloved heroes to life as they venture through the Imperial Capital in search of the Sacred Stone."

Surely, fans will enjoy it as it will feature a "light-hearted and comedic journey filled with refreshing visuals."

This is not the first time Moonton and ABS-CBN collaborated for a broadcast venture.

ABS-CBN Sports + Action aired Season 5 of Moonton-sanctioned "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Philippines" tournament through its online channels.

PayMaya Powers Online Donations for "Kain Tayo, Pilipinas!"

As part of its mission to enable "digital bayanihan," PayMaya has equipped the Kain Tayo, Pilipinas! private sector-led campaign with online donation acceptance, allowing citizens to donate using their PayMaya account and any credit, debit, and prepaid card as well as other e-wallets.

Kain Tayo, Pilipinas! is a flagship program under the Pilipinas Kontra Gutom (PKG) movement, led by private corporations, media, non-government organizations, together with the Department of Education, the Department of Science and Technology’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute, and the National Nutrition Council. PayMaya is one of the key private sector partners supporting this effort.

The campaign, launched in time for the Philippine National Nutrition Month, is another milestone for the country’s public and private sectors to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030, following the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. It aims to feed more Filipino children and equip families with nutrition information to help alleviate malnutrition, especially amongst children 5 years and below.

PayMaya users can now donate by simply scanning the PayMaya QR in the website using their app. Anyone from around the world can also contribute to the campaign using any debit, credit, or prepaid card as well as any e-wallet through the Kain Tayo, Pilipinas! website via the PayMaya Checkout online payment gateway. Donations via PayMaya platforms for Kain Tayo, Pilipinas! are accepted by the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) as the campaign's donation acceptance partner.

Funds raised through the campaign will be distributed to non-profit organizations such as ABS-CBN Foundation, Gawad Kalinga, GMA Kapuso Foundation, Kabisig ng Kalahi, PBSP, Project Pearls, Rise Against Hunger Philippines, and UN’s World Food Programme. These organizations will, in turn, distribute meals to target beneficiaries.

The Kain Tayo, Pilipinas! campaign aims to holistically address the issue of hunger and malnutrition in the country. With PayMaya's digital payment technologies, we can accept donations not just from PayMaya users but also from any cardholder, even those from overseas,” said Private Sector Lead of Pilipinas Kontra Gutom Margot Torres.

Ensuring that each Filipino is getting enough nutrition from their meals is an enormous task. We, at PayMaya, are glad to be part of the Kain Tayo, Pilipinas! campaign to help achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 for the Philippines. Enabling this campaign with our digital payment technologies is in line with our mission of using financial technologies to make the lives of every Filipino better,” said Shailesh Baidwan, PayMaya President.

PayMaya has been leading the charge in enabling various non-profit organizations and communities through 'digital bayanihan' with its cashless technologies. It has provided the non-profit sector with solutions to digitalize transactions, allowing it to disburse cash to an ewallet account for emergency and relief response. Last year, under its flagship Corporate Social Responsibility program #PayMayaItForward, it launched the #OneAgainstCOVID, #OneForTaal, and #TyphoonRelief online donation campaigns to help over 50 donation partners to raise funds through PayMaya's online donation channels--the PayMaya website,; PayMaya QR code; and through the Donation tile in the PayMaya app.

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines, with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, communities, and government. It provides more than 38 million Filipinos with access to financial services through its consumer platforms. Customers can conveniently pay, add money, cash out or remit through its over 250,000 digital touchpoints nationwide.

Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 45,000 partner agent touchpoints serves as last-mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved access to digital services. Through its enterprise business, it is the largest digital payments processor for key industries in the country, including "every day" merchants such as the largest retail, food, gas, and eCommerce merchants, as well as government agencies and units.

MindNation Survey Says More than One-Third of Employees are Unproductive up to 10 Hours a Week

MindNation survey reveals that 35% of employees are not productive at work for an average of two hours everyday. The cost to business: PHP700,000 per 100 employees annually.

● 35% of employees surveyed said they are unproductive for an average of two hours during their shift everyday. 
● 13% of workers file for sick leaves due to mental health concerns. 
● 23% of those workers said they are thinking of quitting their jobs due to stress, anxiety, and depression. 
● 47% of respondents report feeling overworked. 
● 46% of respondents named financial pressures as one of their top sources of mental health challenges.

Have you checked-in on your team recently?

Many employees are feeling stressed and drained, an extensive study from Asia’s pioneer mental health and well-being company MindNation reports. MindNation surveyed more than 6,000 full-time employees in the Philippines from September, 2020 to April, 2021 regarding their well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.

35% of employees surveyed said they are unproductive for an average of two hours during their shift everyday.

The 2021 survey revealed that presenteeism -- the phenomenon where employees show up for work but don’t perform at full capacity -- affects more than one-third of employees. This translates to productivity loss of an average of 10 hours a week.

Mental health support in the workplace has already been an area of concern before the pandemic but with the COVID-19 crisis, the emotional challenges employees are confronting have spiked,” said Kana Takahashi, Chief Executive Officer of MindNation.

Employees must deal with new working conditions -- having to balance work responsibilities with home duties, isolation, and managing fears about the pandemic, financial insecurity.

To address productivity issues and talent loss, business leaders must ensure that they are able to take care of their employees’ well-being. This can be done by creating a culture that recognizes and supports mental health.

Top leaders and advocates to tackle mental health crisis through “Leadership During Crisis: Mental Health During COVID-19”

On May 28, 2021 (9:00 AM GMT+8), MindNation is hosting a virtual roundtable that brings together experts and industry leaders to discuss how the pandemic has affected mental health and well-being in the workplace.

Opening the event is Vice President Leni Robredo, a supporter of the mental health movement. MindNation Chief Marketing Officer Cat Triviño will moderate the event. Roundtable CEOs will include Mark Lyndsell, CEO for the Global English Region of Transcom; Merlee Jayme, Global President of Dentsu McGarryBowen; and Kevin Williams, Country General Head of RingCentral. The roundtable event culminates the Mental Health Awareness month celebration. To register, visit

Leadership During Crisis: Tackling Mental Health During COVID-19 is in partnership with Transcom, Avon, Ipsos, and RingCentral.

MindNation is a mental health and well-being company operating in Asia and the Middle East, to create happier, healthier, and more productive individuals. MindNation has made its holistic mental health program available to Filipinos online.

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Adrian Lindayag and Keann Johnson Romance Faces Backlash in “Love Beneath the Stars”

After falling in love in the hit boys’ love movie “The Boy Foretold by the Stars,” Adrian Lindayag and Keann Johnson will find their relationship threatened by intense scrutiny and backlash in its sequel series “Love Beneath the Stars,” an iWantTFC original that streams for free starting August 16.

As their love story continues, senior high school students Dominic and Luke (Adrian and Keann) officially become a couple. However, a controversial scandal, a third party, and disapproval from grown-ups will put their romance on the rocks and their future up in the air.

In an interview, Adrian and Keann shared the important lessons viewers can learn from the series about love and same-sex relationships.

When you choose someone, you have to stick with them. The moment you choose that person, you also have to accept all the challenges that come with it. Because Dominic and Luke faced multiple challenges when they decided to choose one another,” said Adrian.

Keann added, “Love knows no gender. No one can tell you who you should or should not love. Even if fate decides that you’re not supposed to be with this person, if you genuinely love this person and you want this person to be part of your life and you know he’s going to be good for you, then by all means you should fight for it.

In the sequel, Dominic’s deepening friendship with a fellow schoolmate named Gio (Vaughn Piczon) will cause tension between him and Luke.

However, an even bigger issue is bound to jeopardize their relationship. After attending their graduation ball as each other’s dates and sharing a kiss in public, their relationship will cause major uproar at their conservative all-boys Catholic school. The controversy will also upset Dominic’s parents (Agot Isidro at Romnick Sarmenta), who will strongly disapprove of his relationship with Luke.

Will Dominic and Luke rely on the stars to decide on their future or are they willing to gamble for their love?

“Love Beneath the Stars” is written and directed by Dolly Dulu and also stars Nikki Valdez, Agot Isidro, Romnick Sarmenta, Victor Silayan, and Iyah Mina. The iWantTFC original series will have six episodes with a new episode dropping every Monday starting August 16.

“The Boy Foretold by the Stars,” which won 2nd Best Picture at the 2020 Metro Manila Film Festival, is also currently streaming for free on iWantTFC in the Philippines. The movie and its sequel series are also accessible to premium iWantTFC subscribers outside the Philippines.

Watch the movie and the series in the Philippines 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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