Friday, October 01, 2021

Philippines' Scariest Horror Films Take Centerstage on Cinema One this October

Cinema One, the home of Filipino blockbuster movies, brings back the creepiest classics and scariest Filipino movies of recent years in celebration of Halloween this October.

Be ready for midweek screams as movies by the master of scare Chito Roño take center stage on C1 Masters every Wednesday at 9 pm. “The Healing,” starring Vilma Santos airs on October 6; Maricel Soriano’s “T2” on October 13; Kim Chiu’s “The Ghost Bride” on October 20; and “Sukob” starring Claudine Barretto and Kris Aquino on October 27.

Go back in time and enjoy the 90s favorites on Thursday Horror, also at 9 pm. Catch “Impakto” on October 7, “Multo in the City” on October 14, “Takbo, Talon, Tili” on October 21, and “Sa Piling ng Aswang” on October 28.

Creepy vixens will also emerge on C1 Midnight Madness every Saturday at 11 pm featuring Assunta de Rossi in “Sa Kabilugan ng Buwan” on October 2, Alma Concepcion in “Manananggal in Manila” on October 9, Alma Moreno in “Aswang” on October 16, Klaudia Koronel in “Ang Babaeng Putik” on October 23, and Aubrey Miles in “Sanib” on October 30.

Fright nights continue on C1 Exclusives with Cinema One Originals horror gems airing on Sundays at 11 pm, starting with “Nay” on October 3, “Violator” on October 10, “Bitukang Manok” on October 17, “Bukod Kang Pinagpala” on October 24, and “Lily” on October 31.

Finally, the much-awaited Halloween Marathon happens at the end of the month with scary flicks airing 24/7. Catch “White Lady,” “Shake, Rattle & Roll IV and V,” “Halimaw sa Banga,” “Haunted Forest,” “Dalaw,” “D’ Anothers,” “Maria Leonora Teresa,” “Da Possessed,” and “Feng Shui 2” on October 30 (Saturday). 

Feast on more daunting movies with “Shake, Rattle & Roll VI,” “Bahay ni Lola,” “Shake, Rattle & Rolle 2K5,” “Segunda Mano,” “Clarita,” and “Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme” on October 31 (Sunday).

Enjoy the month-long thrills and scares on Cinema One, available on Cignal ch. 45, SKYcable ch. 56, and other local cable service providers. 

For more information, like Cinema One on Facebook and follow @c1nemaone on Twitter and @cinemaonechannel on Instagram.

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Kim Chiu is Shopee's Brand Ambassador for 10.10 Brands Festival

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, introduces its newest brand ambassador, Kim Chiu, alongside the launch of the 10.10 Brands Festival, its biggest brands sale of the year. The famous actress, dubbed the Princess of Philippine Movies and TV, will feature in Shopee’s new TV commercial and many exciting in-app activities.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee Philippines is happy to welcome one of the country's top entertainers into the Shopee family, Kim Chiu. Kim's bubbly, charming personality and love for online shopping both resonate with millions of Filipinos who find joy and excitement on Shopee. This 10.10 Brands Festival, we hope to bring the best brand deals and so much more with our valued and trusted brand partners.

Users can look forward to these from Shopee brand ambassador Kim Chiu:

● Kim Chiu’s new Shopee TV commercial: Kim Chiu gives the viral “Proof of Delivery” trend her own spin. Fans can look out for the TV commercial on local TV networks and on Shopee’s official Facebook and YouTube accounts.

● Kim Chiu for Shopee Prizes: Users can find Kim Chiu on in-app games such as Spin & Win and Guess It Right, which they can play to win rewards such as coins and vouchers.

● Mini-games and contests with Kim Chiu: This October, users can join the #10BrandFaves contest featuring Kim Chiu for a chance to win 1,000 Shopee coins.

Fans can look forward to more Kim Chiu content such as behind-the-scenes videos on Shopee’s official YouTube and TikTok channels, and Kim Chiu-themed Instagram stickers.

Users can also interact with the actress herself during her Twitter takeover on Shopee's official Twitter account this October 9.

Shopee 10.10 Brands Festival

Until October 10, shoppers can enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend, big brand giveaways, and up to ₱1,000 off brand vouchers at Shopee’s 10.10 Brands Festival. Lucky shoppers can win ₱430,000 worth of prizes, such as vouchers, bundles, newly launched items, and even a lifetime supply of products, from over 30 participating brands.

Leading up to 10.10, shoppers can also look forward to Nestle, Deerma, GoMO!, Lactum, Colgate Palmolive, Shigetsu, P&G Beauty, Garnier, and Belo Brand Days on Shopee Mall, where they can get discounts up to 80% off, branded items as low as ₱179, and a free gift with every purchase.

Starting October 1, shoppers can check out different themed sales on Shopee including the Groceries Fair on October 1, Fashion Fair on October 2-3, Mom & Baby Fair on October 4, Work From Home Fair on October 5, Gadgets and Gizmo Fair on October 6-7, and Beauty and Wellness Fair on October 8-9.

At the 10.10 Brands Festival, shoppers can use ShopeePay to buy load, pay bills, and scan to pay. They can activate their ShopeePay wallet and top up through online banking, debit card, and over-the-counter partners to get up to 50% discount on load from Globe, Smart, Sun, and TNT; 50% cashback from Maynilad, PLDT, and a growing list of partner billers; and ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Ultramega Supermarket, Potato Corner, and other partner merchants. 

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PascualLab Launches its Natural Food Supplement Brand "WellGreens"

Pascual Laboratories, Inc. (PascualLab), one of the top-of-mind pharmaceutical companies in the Philippines, launches its natural food supplement brand WellGreens' newest premium and certified organic products.

Choose Premium and Certified Organic - WellGreens

WellGreens delivers the organic goodness and natural benefits of these premium ingredients in one convenient capsule:

Sinta – helps to lower blood sugar and relieve symptoms of common cold

Mangosteen + Malunggay – aids in weight management4 and boosting the immune system5 and milk production in lactating women Lagundi + Cuban Oregano – helps relieve mild to moderate cough and for Cuban Oregano, increases expectoration.

Turmeric – helps reduce inflammation or relieve the pain caused by osteoarthritis and alleviate exercise-induced muscle soreness.

Ginger – helps ease migraine,11 dysmenorrhea, and heavy menstrual bleeding.

Malunggay – benefits people with poor nourishment, compromised immunity, anemia, as well as lactating women.

Ampalaya – helps reduce blood sugar level and other risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, such as body weight, blood pressure, and blood lipid levels.

These premium and certified organic WellGreens natural food supplements are made from high-quality and 100% organic ingredients grown and manufactured in one of the largest organic farms in the Philippines, Leonie Agri Corp – a PascualLab subsidiary.

Each WellGreens product is made by LAC using a combination of internationally certified organic methods and adherence to high pharmaceutical standards. LAC is proudly certified organic by the USDA and EU Organic and is also certified by the Department of Agriculture for Good Agricultural Practice, the Food and Drug Authority for Good Manufacturing Practice, and by the Islamic Dawah Council for Halal. These further ensure premium quality in each product.

Alice Dixson Starts Making Good Choices

And in going beyond, WellGreens also takes it further as it welcomes movie and TV actress, and model Alice Dixson, as its newest brand endorser. Dixson is also a fitspiration so it makes her the natural choice for WellGreens as she walks the talk in terms of her personal journey towards health and wellness.

Alice says: “I started as a commercial model and my initial foray has taken me to TV and then to movies. Just like my work, I’ve also experienced going out of my comfort zone in terms of my health. Years ago, I started working out and eating healthy and I have not looked back since.” She adds: “Now that I’m a mother, it all the more makes sense to start making good choices for my health. That’s why WellGreens’ offer came at such a right time.

So whether in life or in health, go beyond natural. Choose the premium and certified organic food supplements of WellGreens.

WellGreens organic natural food supplements are exclusively available in Mercury Drug branches nationwide and at PascualLab’s flagship Lazada and Shopee stores.

Christopher de Leon Replaces Ian Veneracion in “Huwag Kang Mangamba”

Multi-awarded actor Christopher de Leon is the newest addition to the inspirational teleserye “Huwag Kang Mangamba” as he joins the series’ exciting new chapter this October.

Christopher’s character, Elias, will either protect Mira (Andrea Brillantes) or bring great harm to her as she adjusts to her new family. Mira has been living with other orphans under the cruel supervision of Thelma and Armand (Andrea del Rosario and Richard Quan) after she left Hermoso following an argument with her sister Joy (Francine Diaz).

Elias will soon impact Mira’s life when he gets acquainted with Thelma and Armand and their suspicious activities. Soon, Elias will grow closer to Mira as he witnesses the abuse she suffers in her new home.

Meanwhile, Joy, their grandmother Barang (Sylvia Sanchez), and their friends are still trying to search for Mira and are even more desperate to find her as they grow concerned about her safety.

Will Mira be able to trust Elias? Will Elias bring hope or darkness to Mira’s life?

Gain inspiration from the inspirational series “Huwag Kang Mangamba,” airing weeknights on the Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC, WeTV, and iflix. Viewers who use any digital TV box at home such as the TVplus box only need to rescan their device to be able to watch “Huwag Kang Mangamba” on TV5 and A2Z. Viewers outside of the Philippines can also catch it on The Filipino Channel on cable and IPTV.

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Powerful Finale of Mobile Legends “Legends of Dawn: The Sacred Stone” Airs October 3 on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z

The legendary heroes of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang are pulling out all the stops to fight evil in the powerful finale of “Legends of Dawn: The Sacred Stone,” which airs on Sunday (October 3), 7PM on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z.

Claude and Fanny were left incapacitated after a dangerous confrontation with Alice, the queen of the blood demons in search of the Sacred Stone. While the incident put their life in danger, it will bring Claude and Fanny even closer together as they continue their quest to find the stone.

The legendary heroes, however, remain divided and hostile towards each other. A furious Clint was arrested and taken into custody by Tigreal and Harith of the Imperial Knights, who believe it was the sheriff who stole the stone.

As the story continues this weekend, a big celebration is underway for the king. But unbeknownst to the guards and revelers, Alice will take advantage of the festivities to launch a deadly attack on the capitol.

Will Claude, Fanny, and the other legendary heroes be able to stop Alice?

Don’t miss the powerful finale episode of “Legends of Dawn: The Sacred Stone,” based on Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, on Sunday (October 3) at 7 PM on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z Channel 11. Viewers who use any digital TV box at home such as the TVplus box only need to rescan their device to be able to watch the animated series on A2Z in Metro Manila, some nearby provinces, and Eastern Visayas.

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Lea Salonga Joins Lead Cast of "Pretty Little Liars" Reboot

Tony-winning Filipina Broadway star and actress Lea Salonga has joined the cast of "Pretty Little Liars" reboot, an American teen mystery drama set to premiere on HBO Max.

"So excited to be part of the cast of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin!" Lea wrote on Twitter.

Lea, who will be playing the role Elodie, described as the overbearing mom of Minnie (Malia Pyles), is set to star alongside Sharon Leal, Elena Goode, Carly Pope, and Zakiya Young, who will all play mother roles.

Set in the present, the show follows a group of teenage girls - a new set of "little liars" who "find themselves tormented by an unknown assailant and [are] made to pay for the secret sin their parents committed two decades well as their own," WarnerMedia, which owns HBO Max, said.

A release date for Original Sin wasn't announced, but filming for the series already began in upstate New York last August, according to Just Jared Jr. The new episodes will premiere on HBO Max.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

BGYO and BINI to Release Much-Anticipated Albums on October 7 and 14

The fast-rising P-pop groups BGYO and BINI are set to drop their respective debut albums a week apart in October.

The sibling acts announced their schedule for the remainder of the year, including the release dates of their albums, joint concert, and first international performance.

BGYO will release its album, “The Light,” on October 7, while BINI will drop its “Born To Win” album a week later on October 14.

They will perform both current hits and new tracks from their album at “One Dream: The BINI & BGYO Concert” on November 6 and 7, via

On December 3, both breakout groups will take the stage at 1MX Dubai, a music festival featuring Filipino acts.

More detailed, separate schedules were also posted by BGYO and BINI, to keep their loyal fans updated on track lists, pictorials, and other social media activities.

BGYO and BINI were launched in January and June, respectively, after more than two years of training under ABS-CBN’s Star Hunt Academy.

The Clash Season 4: A Vocal Battle Like No Other Premieres October 2 and 3 on GMA-7

This October 2, Kapuso viewers are in for a bigger, better, and truly exciting brand new season of GMA Network’s all-original Filipino singing competition and 2021 New York Festivals Finalist for Entertainment Variety Program – The Clash!

Known for its unique twists and surprises at every round, The Clash Season 4 brings together 30 of the most promising and talented contenders nationwide to battle it out on-stage.

The Clash Season 4 reintroduces the well-loved tandem of Clash Masters Asia’s Limitless Star and 2020 Aliw Awards Entertainer of the Year Julie Anne San Jose and Total Heartthrob Rayver Cruz.

Julie Anne adds that aside from talent, it’s the competitiveness of the Clashers that makes this season more interesting, “I think this generation is more palaban, more expressive of themselves. They know what they’re doing, they know what they want. I think naka-add ‘yung spice na nakikita mo sa harap mo 'yung makaka-challenge mo on-stage and ‘yung immediate reaction or comments nung judges in front of you.

Filipinos are very talented and very supportive,” Rayver quipped. “It wouldn’t be as successful as it was for the past seasons and years if not for the variety of great talented Clashers, their families and relatives, and the audience who supported the show since Season 1.”

Giving viewers an exclusive peek backstage again are Journey Hosts Ken Chan and Rita Daniela who are both eager to be back. For Ken, the Kapuso singing tilt continues to set the bar higher each year, “There are many singing competitions out there, with similar systems in place and similar storylines. The Clash does away with all of that. Each season brings its unique recipe for excitement and unexpected thrills that each Clasher must overcome and face.”

They’ll expect more fun moments, beautiful voices, and I must say more awesome and creative productions from us!” Rita shared. “The contestants are getting more competitive because of the one-on-ones and group showdowns.

Returning as The Clash Panel are Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha, Asia's Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista, and Comedy Concert Queen Aiai Delas Alas who are all looking forward to meeting this year’s breed of Clashers.

Thrilled to be back on her seat is Lani, “I'm back for this season. Since I'm back it's going to be another crazy season. There are always surprising twists and challenges given to the contestants now and then that they have to be on their toes all the time.” “They should expect Clashers who are more hungry for performing on stage. Clashers who are braver or will take more risks,” Christian shared when asked what viewers can expect from this year’s batch of contestants. “It’s unpredictable, it’s exciting, and we always aim for the best.”

For Aiai, this season is much more exciting, “Nakakatuwa kasi kahit na nasa pandemic pa rin tayo, we have something exciting to look forward to. Lalo na ‘yung viewers, kasi siguradong mas pasabog at mas handang lumaban ang Clashers ngayong season.”

Sit back, relax, and tune in to the most exciting search for the newest singing sensation in The Clash Season 4 - under the helm of esteemed director Louie Ignacio - Saturdays 7:15 pm and Sundays 7:40 pm, on GMA-7.

Viewers abroad can also catch the program via GMA's flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. For more stories about the Kapuso Network, visit

KathNiel Returns to Primetime TV via Romantic-Drama Series "2G2BT"

The Philippines premiere loveteam and box-office royalties Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla will make their TV comeback in the romantic-drama series "2G2BT" in time for their tenth anniversary as a loveteam.

After starring in the hit series"Got 2 Believe," "Pangako Sa 'Yo," and "La Luna Sangre," KathNiel will be showing their acting prowess in this one-of-kind story that their fans will surely love.

"2G2BT" is one of the surprises Kathryn and Daniel have in store for their fans for their 10th anniversary after they released a special documentary recently, which featured the two reminiscing the milestones they have achieved together and how their love story started.

Aside from their small-screen return, the series also marks the much-awaited reunion of KathNiel and renowned director Mae Cruz Alviar after working together in blockbuster films "Can't Help Falling In Love" and "Crazy Beautiful You."

Under the production of the RGE unit of ABS-CBN Entertainment, “2G2BT” offers another series that will etch in the viewers hearts following the success of its previous shows,"Bagong Umaga," "Ipaglaban Mo," "Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit, and "Pamilya Ko."

Watch out for this series on Kapamilya Channel,A2Z, TV5, Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC, and TFC.

For updates, follow RGE Unit on Facebook (RGE Drama Unit), Twitter (@rgeunit), and Instagram (rgeunit) and ABS-CBN PR on Facebook, Twitter, Tiktok, and Instagram, or visit

Discover What Kind of Spotify Listener You Are on PayMaya

Whether it's an inspiring podcast to kickstart your week or a playlist of your favorite tracks for your run, nothing perks up anyone's mood like good audio content. 

Good news! PayMaya has teamed up with Spotify to offer the ability to directly purchase Premium and Premium Mini plans on the PayMaya mobile app. With Spotify’s recent launch of Premium Mini in the Philippines, PayMaya users can now conveniently access their everyday e-wallet to purchase its weekly and daily subscriptions for as low as PHP7/day and PHP26/week.

And hello to listening to downloaded music while on the go! Spotify Premium Mini gives listeners a subset of their favorite Premium features, and the ability to pay for it by the day or by the week, paying for only when they need it.

Looking to upgrade your listening experience? Find out what kind of listener you are and check out the best Spotify Premium Mini plan suited for your lifestyle:

For the on-the-go listener. Your days are usually packed with a long list of tasks to tick off, and you’d like to kickstart your week with a motivational podcast from Superhuman with Wil Dasovich or an entertaining episode from Between Us Queens to get you going. You only want to enjoy ad-free listening for an entire day, Mondays specifically – to get you ready for the rest of the week. With the Spotify Premium Mini plan worth PHP7, you can do just that, available for purchase directly on the PayMaya app!

For the holidaymakers at home. Reimagine a vacation at home with a few tweaks to make your house staycation ready. You’ve finally decided to take that well-deserved break, so disconnect from your emails and rearrange your space, maybe pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read, or even try out that recipe that’s burning in your mind. Spotify’s weekly Premium Mini plan will be the perfect audio companion during your break, from curated playlists to podcasts to inspire you. Simply purchase via the PayMaya app for just PHP26.

For the fitness newbie. You've just started a new 30-day workout challenge, and you're determined to get fitter and stronger by the end of the month. Since gyms are not yet operational, you have to do all this while staying at home. Good thing, all you need is your yoga mat and a fun Spotify workout playlist to keep you pumped. You can conveniently purchase a Spotify Premium Plan good for 30 days for just PHP149!

As a special launch offer, PayMaya users can access a 7-day Spotify Premium free trial on the PayMaya mobile app. To subscribe to Spotify Premium on PayMaya:

  • Make sure that your PayMaya app is updated to the latest version, then tap the "Play" button on the PayMaya app homepage. 
  • On the “Music” tab, choose Spotify and the desired Premium Mini Plan. Choose between the monthly, weekly or daily subscription. 
  • Download and sign in to Spotify. 
  • Complete the purchase using your PayMaya wallet, and you're in!

Miss Universe Philippines 2021 Winners to be Announced on KTX.Ph

The long wait is finally over!

Miss Universe Philippines is pushing through its coronation night on September 30 (Thursday) and Filipinos will get to witness the crowning of its new queen LIVE on digital via streaming starting at 7PM on KTX.PH.

Days before the coronation night,which will take place at the Henann Resort Convention Center in Panglao, Bohol, the 28 girls from the different parts of the country tried to impress the different sets of judges in the pre-pageant activities.

The candidates first took part in the pageant’s preliminary interviews last September 24 (Friday), wherein they were each given 30 seconds to answer each of the five questions.

Meanwhile, last September 26 (Sunday), they flaunted their sexy physiques at the Clark International Airport and paraded their evening gowns.

Netizens poured their support for their candidates and made their bets trend in the past few days on social media.

Pageant fans can still buy tickets for the coronation night for P499. To buy tickets, just visit

Over 100 Cable Channels Available for Free to SKYcable Subscribers

Over 100 top-rating channels give SKYcable subscribers nationwide an array of fun and entertainment as SKY All Access returns from September 26 to October 25 - with no extra cost.

Available to all SKYcable and SKY Fiber with cable plans and Cable Lite subscribers, SKY All Access offers fresh content from different genres for the whole family - from movies, general entertainment, sports, lifestyle, and much more.

Among the additional channels with open access for all-around entertainment are Kapamilya Channel, AXN, Rock Extreme, Warner TV, TLC, and more. Movie aficionados can also enjoy access to Cinemax and HBO Hits, while sports fans get in on the action on Tap Sports, beIN Sports, Premier Tennis, Premier Football, and Eurosport.

Curious minds discover worlds of knowledge and information on History Channel, National Geographic Wild, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, meanwhile homemakers and lifestyle-seekers get to bask in what HGTV, Travel Channel, Food Network Asia, among others, have to offer.

Apart from free top-rating cable channels, SKYcable viewers can now enjoy the latest and hottest shows today with SKY All Access. On September 26 (Sunday), superhero fans and comic-book enthusiasts alike can catch the highly anticipated TV premiere of "Zack Snyder's Justice League" at 10:50 PM on HBO (SD Ch. 54 | HD Ch. 168 Mega Manila; SD Ch. 402 | HD Ch. 710 Regional).

Kids are in for a treat as Josh, Blue, and their lovable friends are back to solve more clues in the new episodes of "Blue's Clues & You," Mondays to Saturdays, starting September 27 (Monday), at 9:30 AM on Nick Jr. (Ch. 103 Mega Manila; Ch. 111 Regional). Meanwhile, otakus can satisfy their anime fix with double episodes of the hit mystery animated series "Shadows House" on Animax (Ch. 46 Mega Manila; Ch. 107 Regional) every Monday and Tuesday at 8 PM.

The pressure is on as the new set of Australia's talented home cooks battle it out for culinary supremacy in the twelfth season of "MasterChef Australia," airing weeknights at 8:30 PM on Lifetime (SD Ch. 65 | HD Ch. 199 Mega Manila; SD Ch. 614 | HD Ch. 740 Regional). And, get a front-row seat to an intense international tennis tournament featuring the best players of Europe against the rest of the world's brightest smashers in this year's "Laver Cup," airing on beIN Sports 1 (Ch. 204 Mega Manila; Ch. 767 Regional) from September 25 to 27 starting at 1 AM.

All these and more await to elevate your home entertainment with SKY All Access, with no additional charge on all SKYcable plans from September 26 to October 25. To get the most out of your cable TV viewing experience with SKYcable's All Access, visit for more details.

For other updates on SKYcable's programming and other cable plans, follow SKY on Facebook (, Twitter, and Instagram (@myskyupdates).

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Win Up to P1-Million in TV5's "Watch & Win" Christmas Promo

Kapatid viewers from all across the country are in for the grandest and longest Christmas celebration on Philippine TV as TV5 officially launches its "Himig ng Ating Pasko: Guess the Lyrics Promo" where participants can win cash prizes of up to One Million Pesos.

Following TV5’s ceremonial Christmas Tree Lighting last September 1, which kicked off the world’s longest Yuletide celebration, and the successful launch of the Network’s new shows Sing Galing: Sing-lebrity Edition and 'Di Na Muli, along with ABS-CBN’s Marry Me, Marry You, TV5 continues to unwrap more Christmas surprises as part of its “Atin ang Paskong Ito, Kapatid” Christmas campaign.

Running from October 4 until December 12, TV5’s Himig ng Ating Pasko: Guess the Lyrics Promo is set to make this Christmas the happiest and most life-changing season for lucky viewers who can win P20,000 in the weekly draws and P100,000 up to One Million Pesos in the Grand Draw.

Throughout the promo duration, TV5 will be airing weekly Christmas promo plugs which viewers can catch during the Network’s program gaps. To join the watch & win promo, participants simply need to complete the missing lyrics of the featured Christmas song of the week and indicate the telecast date of the specific promo plug.

Valid entries must include the missing lyric and the specific Christmas promo plug’s telecast date; the participant’s name, address, mobile number, email, signature, birthdate, and age; and a proof of purchase of any of the participating Lady’s Choice & Best Foods products. Entries can be written on any piece of paper, in clear handwriting, submitted in a white envelope, and physically dropped at any of the drop boxes in participating LBC branches nationwide. One correct answer and telecast date is equivalent to one entry. Multiple entries are allowed.

The Watch and Win promo is in line with TV5’s Atin Ang Paskong Ito, Kapatid campaign, with Lady’s Choice as their Kaisa sa Pagbibigay Saya partner. Nine (9) weekly winners (3 from Luzon, 3 from Visayas, 3 from Mindanao) will be randomly selected from the correct entries to win P20,000 each. All entries for the entire duration of the promo will be eligible for the Grand Draw where three (3) lucky winners (1 from Luzon, 1 from Visayas, 1 from Mindanao) will win P100,000 each. From all the entries nationwide, one lucky winner will win the jackpot prize of One Million Pesos.

Winners’ names will be posted on TV5’s Facebook Page ( and will be announced via plugs on TV5. All winners will also be notified by way of email, registered mail and a phone call from a TV5 representative.

Despite the countless challenges brought by the ongoing pandemic, TV5 aims to uplift the Filipino spirit and give its Kapatid viewers a chance to hope for better days this Christmas season. “With TV5’s ‘Atin ang Paskong Ito, Kapatid’ campaign, we extend the message to all our Kapatids across the country that we refuse to allow the pandemic to dampen our Christmas spirit. We are here to entertain, provide news and information, and more importantly, to spread joy, hope and love, and bring the true meaning of Christmas to every Filipino home,” shared TV5 President and CEO Robert P. Galang.

For the detailed mechanics of the Himig ng Ating Pasko: Guess the Lyrics Promo and other upcoming surprises from TV5’s longest Christmas celebration on Philippine TV, visit their website at

Jose Mari Chan Shares Tips for Finding the Perfect Christmas Gift and Avoiding Last-Minute Holiday Shopping

As we settle into the -ber months, it’s time to start thinking of your Christmas list. If you’re at a loss as to how to spread joy to your loved ones during the holidays amidst a pandemic, who better to ask for advice than one of the Philippines’ Christmas icons, Jose Mari Chan?

The musician, who has been Shopee’s Christmas ambassador since 2018, shares that the important thing is to imbue the true spirit of Christmas. “This pandemic may have completely changed our shopping habits, but one thing remains the same - every chance you get to show kindness, do so. Whatever you give doesn't have to be a big amount.”

Begin your holiday shopping at Shopee's September 30 Payday Sale and keep these other tips from Jose Mari Chan in mind:

Take advantage of the convenience and accessibility of online shopping

Like plenty of Filipinos, Jose Mari Chan prefers to shop online these days, from gifts to basic necessities and healthcare products. “Instead of taking public transport or driving to a store, you can purchase from Shopee while staying at home.” Aside from enjoying the safety and convenience, he adds that users get to help out other Filipinos. “You're doing not only yourself a favor. You also continue to support small businesses, manufacturers, and delivery services.

Always check for free shipping and other promos to make shopping more worthwhile

Jose Mari Chan reminds users to keep an eye out for vouchers, especially during Shopee’s big sales. For instance, users can enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend, 30% bills cashback, and 30% off vouchers. Stack vouchers for bigger discounts. Jose Mari Chan says, “What more can you ask for? I assure you, when you purchase on Shopee, you will always be able to get the best deal.”

Go cashless for safe and convenient transactions

Start opting for contactless payment methods for safe and convenient payments. Use ShopeePay, Shopee’s all-in-one e-wallet, to Buy Load, Pay Bills & Scan to Pay. At Shopee’s 11.11 Big Christmas Sale, enjoy ShopeePay-exclusive promos such as up to 50% off on mobile load; 30% bills cashback from Meralco, Maynilad, PLDT, and over 60 other billers; and ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Potato Corner, Seaoil, and more.

For account security, Jose Mari Chan adds, “Change your ShopeePay PIN regularly and do not share it with anyone to prevent unauthorized purchases.”

It's better to plan ahead and organize your Christmas list early on

Jose Mari Chan shares that he and his wife are early birds when it comes to holiday shopping. He advises users to follow this principle and plan ahead. “List down some important people whom you want to cheer up, then browse online to see what items you can give. Do it early. If you leave it up to the last minute, you might make some impulse purchases or even overspend,” he says.

Put more heart into picking gifts to make it more meaningful

Feeling stumped about gift ideas? Here’s a piece of advice from Jose Mari Chan: try to come up with gifts that hold meaning for the recipient. “For the past years, my wife and I have been giving each other a common gift that we’d both agree on prior, such as items we need for the home. I would also ask special friends if they have a favorite charity, and I would donate in their name as a gift.”

The musician concludes that as he gets older, he derives more pleasure from giving than receiving. “When you receive, it's just a moment's pleasure. When you give, it lasts longer. When you give out of kindness, love, charity, and generosity, the impact will last for many years.”

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Jake Ejercito Confesses Feelings to Janine Gutierrez

Jake Ejercito (Cedrick) will have to prove his love to Janine Gutierrez (Camille) after he confessed his true feelings for her in “Marry Me, Marry You,” which airs weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, and TV5.

Camille was shocked after Cedric unexpectedly admitted that he likes her and that he intends to take their friendship to the next level. Cedric’s sudden confession comes after his revelation to his best friend Andrei (Paulo Avelino) that the reason he agreed to join Andrei’s new company is so that he can pursue a relationship with Camille.

Although Andrei insists that he only sees Camille as a colleague, Cedric feels threatened by their deepening friendship. Camille, Cedric, and Andrei, however, will have to put their personal issues aside as they launch their new company that will serve as the major competitor to Infinity Tech, the company owned by Andrei’s dad Emilio (Edu Manzano).

Andrei is relying on his company’s success in order to prove his worth to his father, after his business proposal was sabotaged by his step-mother Laviña (Teresa Loyzaga). Not only does Laviña want to ruin Andrei’s reputation but she also wants to make his mother Elvie’s (Cherry Pie Picache) life miserable. Laviña dropped a bombshell on Elvie’s family, who received a copy of the contract that proves Elvie agreed to give Emilio full custody of Andrei in exchange for money.

How will this news affect Elvie’s relationship with her family? Will Cedric be able to win Camille’s heart?

Don’t miss “Marry Me, Marry You” airing weeknights at 9:25 PM on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, TV5, Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, iWantTFC, WeTV, and iflix. Viewers who use any digital TV box at home such as the TVplus box only need to rescan their device to be able to watch “Marry Me, Marry You” on TV5 and A2Z. For viewers outside of the Philippines, catch it on The Filipino Channel on cable and IPTV.

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Gabbi Garcia Confirms Lifetime Commitment to GMA-7, Joining Miss Universe-Philippines, and Girls Love Series with Sanya Lopez

Kapuso Millennial IT Girl and ‘In Real Life’ host Gabbi Garcia reaffirmed her loyalty to GMA Network after she renewed her management contract last September 23.

Present during the virtual signing ceremony were GMA Films, Inc. President and Programming Consultant to the Chairman and CEO Atty. Annette Gozon-Valdes, Senior Vice President for GMA Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, First Vice President For Drama Redgie A. Magno, First Vice President and Head of Regional TV and Synergy Oliver B. Amoroso, Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angel Javier Cruz, Senior Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, GMA Artist Center Assistant Vice President and Head for Talent Imaging and Marketing Unit Simoun Ferrer, GMA Artist Center Senior Talent Manager Joy Marcelo and GMA Artist Center consultant Johnny Manahan,

In her several years of being a Kapuso, Gabbi has been regarded as one of GMA’s prime actresses and an in demand endorser of various prominent brands. She has starred in numerous notable projects and portrayed a variety of roles on both small and big screens. Despite all these, she remains grounded and humbled by her progressing journey in show business, “It still feels surreal that I’m able to live my dream and turn it to reality. I’ll forever be grateful to GMA for trusting me.”

She added that her years as a talent of the Network has been some of the best in her life and it has taught her many values which she cherishes up to this day, “I'm just so grateful. GMA has been my second family for almost eight years. I really grew up with GMA beside me, with the trials in my life, my ups and downs. In GMA kasi, we don't treat each other as co-workers. We all have a relationship with each other. I just can't believe that up to this day, everyone is still supporting me, everyone has my back. I've learned to love my co-workers throughout the years. It's just so heartwarming. I appreciate the bosses for trusting me since day one, it means a lot. Mark my words, I will never leave this Network. GMA Artist Center is my second family.

GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon is impressed at how Gabbi has improved in her craft through the years, “Sa mga nakalipas na taon, ipinakita ni Gabbi ang kaniyang galing sa acting, dancing, at pati na sa hosting, kaya naman we are pleased to continue working with such a beautiful and talented actress. Congratulations, Gabbi.”

Executive Vice President and CFO Felipe S. Yalong also admired Gabbi’s work, “Gabbi is not just a pretty face but she has developed her talents in acting and hosting. Napansin natin ang kaniyang galing sa Encantadia hanggang sa pagiging host ng GMA Public Affairs show na ‘In Real Life.’ We are pleased that she continues to be part of the Kapuso Network and GMA Artist Center. Congratulations, Gabbi!

Gozon-Valdes looks forward to Gabbi’s bright future in the industry, “Gabbi, you have so much talent and ang layo pa ng mararating mo. Most especially, you really have a good heart and you're a really good person and iyon ang bagay na bagay talaga sa Kapuso. We want you to know that we will always be here. I will be here. GMA will be here to support you, hold your hand, and watch you soar to greater heights in your journey. Malayo pa ang mararating mo as a Kapuso and we're very thankful and happy to be part of that.”

Rasonable expressed her delight in the actress’ dedication to her craft, “Congratulations Gabbi. Watching that AVP, talagang nakita natin lahat ang growth mo as an artist and you mentioned Encantadia and Alena. I remember the many stories about the shoots in Encantadia and I know what you were talking about - the life lessons and learning so much. You were very young then. You're so accomplished. We're so proud of you. And we want you to know that your dreams are our dreams for you too. We will just be here for you. Keep on being an inspiration to young people, and other young actors and actresses. It is also so wonderful that you're very close to your family. Know that your second family, GMA, will always be here for you.

Mr. M also shared his sentiments about the actress, “You certainly are one of the prized possessions of GMA and you have this sparkling personality. Everybody loves you for your talent and we're always here to support you. Congratulations!”

Finally, Ferrer assured Gabbi of their faith in her many talents, ”Aside from being an actress, Gabbi is one of the most trusted endorsers of very important clients, one of the most followed Kapuso stars in social media. I can actually remember Gabbi when she auditioned for us several years ago when she was still a teenager. And we in Artist Center are very proud of how she has bloomed into becoming a very responsible, family-centered young woman who has the utmost dedication to her craft. Congratulations Gabbi and looking forward to making more projects with you. We in Artist Center are here to support you all the way.”

Being with GMA Network for almost eight years, Gabbi have done so many good projects whether it's romance, drama, action, or comedy. But if there's one project that she dreamt of doing in the future, it would be a Girls' Love series.

During the blogcon after her contract signing, Gabbi revealed that she is open to do a Girls' Love series one day.

"Actually, lately lang 'to, siguro about a year ago, or two years ago—I really dream of doing a GL a girls love series. I'm an ally kasi of the LGBT, and I really wanna explore that side, and I really wanna send out also a get message," she said.

Gabbi was then asked who she had in mind as her partner. The actress thought long and hard, but she finally dropped the name of another gorgeous Kapuso actress she previously got to work with on "Encantadia."

"Parang okay ako kung kami ni Sanya [Lopez]!" Gabbi said.

She also said that she has not given up on her dream of becoming the next Miss Universe, but she's just waiting for the right time.

"Kasi, now, I have so much on my plate. I have so much in line for me, for my acting career, for my brand endorsements, so I guess I am not yet fully focused when it comes to pageantry."

"But I'm not closing my doors. The dream is there. The desire is there, but let's just wait for the right time cause I really don't wanna enter the pageant world na I'm not 200 percent." she added.

Shopee Equips Future e-Commerce Leaders Through Shopee Apprentice Program

E-commerce continues to play a significantly important role in the Philippine market and is estimated to be worth US$12 billion by 2025. As more consumers turn to e-commerce, and as more businesses capitalize on the potential of the emerging digital economy, there is also a rising demand for qualified tech talents. According to Linkedin, tech roles make up the majority of “emerging jobs” in the region, with robotics engineer, cyber security specialist, and javascript developer roles making the job trend list.

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, prepares and nurtures students and professionals for the digital landscape through its various talent development initiatives. One of these is the Shopee Apprentice Program which is an internship program designed to develop young tech talents into leaders through high-impact projects, specialized learning and development training, and mentorships led by Shopee leaders.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “As the demand for tech roles rises, Shopee will continue to train and equip the next generation of leaders through initiatives like the Shopee Apprentice Program. We will ramp up our efforts to provide proper mentorship and a well-rounded work experience for individuals joining our internship program.”

These Participants of the Shopee Apprentice Program highlight how they gained significant professional and personal growth to jumpstart their careers in e-commerce.

For Kyla, the Shopee Apprentice Program was an enriching experience. With a specialization in data science and analytics and equipped with advanced coding skills, she created end-to-end training portals during her stint with the Shopee Business Intelligence Team. “Even though the entire program was held virtually, Shopee translated their work culture online which is a great factor in my whole experience as an apprentice. I learned a lot from my mentors and also improved my skills in terms of presentation, time management, and communication. The program encouraged me to step up and be more confident to drive better results with what I do. I am glad a lot of people supported me throughout my whole Shopee journey,” Kyla shared.

Lance, another Shopee Apprentice Program participant, said that his experience was eye-opening, improved his problem-solving skills, and helped him understand the industry better. He worked with the People Team and displayed exemplary standing not only when it comes to his studies but also with his work at Shopee. “With Shopee, I learned how to look at a multifaceted problem, break it down into its constituent parts, and build it back together to form a comprehensive, results-driven strategy. With this mindset, I was able to drive concrete impact by implementing workable solutions that will help drive the business forward.

After finishing the program, Kyla highly recommends other individuals check out the program for growth and new learnings. “For those who want a career in e-commerce and tech, the Shopee Apprentice Program can definitely equip you with the necessary skills through their mentorships, training, and projects. You can definitely drive your own growth as well as bring value and positive impact to Shopee through this internship. If you are up for a challenge to do meaningful work, the Shopee Apprentice Program might just be for you,” Kyla shared.

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Ian Veneracion Backs Out of "Huwag Kang Mangamba," Joins KathNiel in "2G2BT" Series

Dreamscape Entertainment announced that Ian Veneracion will no longer be able to join ABS-CBN's inspirational series "Huwag Kang Mangamba" due to scheduling conflicts.

The series' producer made the announcement through a statement uploaded on its social media accounts.

"Due to conflicts in taping schedules and his prior commitments, Ian Veneracion will no longer be able to join the new chapter of "Huwag Kang Mangamba," the statement read.

Reports have it that Ian is joining the comeback TV project of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla entitled "To Good to Be True".

Sunday, September 26, 2021

GMA Network Launches "Behind the Song" Music Podcast

Are you ready to get up close and personal with top music artists in the industry? GMA Network brings you a fresh and exciting offering that will surely ignite your passion for music - the ‘Behind the Song’ podcast!

Join ‘The Clash’ Season 2 finalist Thea Astley as she delves into conversations about music with various international and local singers, composers, and producers as host of the weekly podcast, which begins September 28.

Each episode features artists talking about the music production process, from concept to publishing, and the inspiration in crafting their masterpiece. Aside from this, podcast guests also participate in fun trivia games!

Thea couldn’t be more excited to talk and bond with different artists. She shared how music lovers alike will get to enjoy this fresh and exciting new podcast of GMA Network, "This podcast is for everyone, but I can say that it is especially perfect for music lovers. We have musicians, composers, and producers from different backgrounds bringing all sorts of stories and experiences. This has created colorful conversations, which will surely be a treat for every kind of listener. In every song we introduce in each episode, we try to get the guests talking about every aspect of making it. This included everything from the idea to its execution and all the easy to difficult steps along the way. My hope is that music lovers will have a renewed sense of love and appreciation for the songs knowing each story behind them.

Some of the online show's upcoming guests include top international and local music artists BTOB, mxmtoon, Happy Fits, Pablo of SB19, Asia’s Limitless Star Julie Anne San Jose, Mikee Quintos, Bianca Umali, and many more exciting personalities!

‘Behind The Song’ will be available every Tuesday for streaming on Spotify for free. As part of Kapuso Exclusives, the full video of each podcast episode will also be released on GMA Network’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. 

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Piolo Pascual Joins Maja Salvador in TV5’s "Niña Niño"

TV5’s comedy-drama series Niña Niño has become a household favorite and is reaching a wider national audience since it premiered in April 2021. The show’s growing following has hit a record-breaking 5.0 percent in TV ratings despite strong competition from other programs in the same time slot.

Marking this showbiz milestone and as a way of saying thank you to our Kapatid viewers, Piolo Pascual, the country’s ultimate heartthrob, will be joining the Niña Niño cast as the indefatigable Mayor of Sitio Sta. Ynez starting October 25. He will come in as a new elected official whose domain include Sitio Sta Ynez, where this quick-witted and down to earth drama is being played out. He is going to play the role of Mayor Christopher Charles Juarez, a young and ambitious mayor who has his heart set on serving the people of Sitio Sta Ynez in his first term in office.

Cignal TV and TV5 President & CEO, Robert P. Galang underscored the wide public acceptance of Niño and Niña as a measure of how TV5 has hit the right tune in its prime-time programming. He shared, “We are grateful for those viewers who continually anticipate our shows. We wouldn’t be able to achieve such high ratings without their support for Niña Niño and we hope that they will enjoy this great treat we have in store for them.”

With Piolo on board, the show’s writers, John Bedia and Lawrence Nicodemus, are cooking up more ingenious plot lines for a compelling portrayal of Mayor Charles on Niña Niño. As Mayor Charles, Piolo will have to wrestle with his political clan’s long tradition in local politics and face challenges both as a leader and as a man of conflicting personalities.

Catch Piolo Pascual with Maja Salvador and Noel Comia Jr. starting October 25 in TV5’s Niña Niño, the series that teaches us that while there is life, there is still hope. 

Co-produced by Cignal Entertainment and CS Studios and directed by award-winning director Thop Nazareno, Niña Niño airs every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 7:15pm, after Sing Galing and before FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano on TV5.

Why "PBB" Songs are the Perfect Hype Songs for Pinoys

As we Filipinos continue to face different challenges with the enduring pandemic, sometimes all we need is to listen to good music to get us through the day.

ABS-CBN’s “Pinoy Big Brother,” which has played a big factor in the lives of Filipinos through iconic moments and talented personalities since 2005, is also home to popular songs that can give you a boost when you need some positive vibes.

The songs don’t just scream Pinoy pride, they also underscore the importance of being true to one’s self, forging strong connections with other people, being brave, and never giving up on chasing dreams. With the return of "PBB" for its 10th season, a new theme song will definitely capture the heart of Filipinos.

Check them out here and be sure to stream them, stat!

1. “Pinoy Ako” by Orange and Lemons

When “PBB” premiered in 2005, the hit Orange and Lemons’ song skyrocketed in music charts and dominated the airwaves for a long time. Most Filipinos still know the song by heart and dance to it as it is a global Pinoy anthem for empowering Filipinos to show their talent to the world.

2. “Kabataang Pinoy” by Itchyworms

When “PBB” introduced a teen edition, “Kabataang Pinoy” made a huge splash. It became the perfect theme of every youth event for its high-energy music and great lyrics that encourage the Filipino youth to do their best as they are the future of the country.

“Hamon sa buhay handang daanan/ Kaya namin 'yan/ Ipaglalaban namin ang nararapat/ At tamang gagawin”

3. “Sikat Ang Pinoy” by Sam Milby and Toni Gonzaga

Sam and Toni became a hit love team in the mid-2000s for their undeniable chemistry. It was no wonder why Big Brother also asked his ex-housemate and host to help sing the theme of the “PBB” celebrity editions. Titled “Sikat Ang Pinoy,” the song is an ode to “Pinoy Ako” and also puts the spotlight on Filipino talent that is recognized worldwide.

“Pinoy laging maaasahan/ Kailan ma'y 'di ka iiwan/ Handang tumulong sa iyo/ Ano man ang pagdaanan mo”

4. “Otso Na” by Toni and Alex Gonzaga

Besides hosting the eighth season of “PBB,” sisters Toni and Alex also sang the theme song for “PBB Otso” that was aptly titled “Otso Na.” The catchy song was a bop among fans as it highlights the enduring connection of “PBB” and its loyal fan base. "Otso Na" also cleverly plays on the number eight to higlight the lasting bonds formed inside the "PBB" house.

“Maraming masayang nangyari sa samahang nabuo/ Nawa'y palagi lang maging maligaya/ Higit pa sa walang-hanggang pagsasamang kay saya”

5. “Connected Na Tayo” by Jem Macatuno, Shawntel Cruz, Kiara Takahashi, and Lie Reposposa

“PBB” is truly a home of songwriters. For “PBB Connect,” “PBB Otso” housemates Jem, Shawntel, Kiara, and Lie got to write and sing the show’s theme song despite quarantine restrictions. “Connected Na Tayo” is all about pursuing dreams together, making it a fan favorite.

“Tara na, abutin ang pangarap/ Di papipigil sa bawat hakbang/ Sa saya at kalungkutan/ Di ka iiwan/ Dahil connected na tayo”

6. “Pinoy Tayo” by Rico Blanco

For its 10th season, “PBB” collaborated with OPM icon Rico Blanco to reinvent the famous “Pinoy Ako” song. Titled “Pinoy Tayo,” the new theme song of the upcoming season still echoes the message of the original hit with new lyrics and a refreshed arrangement – a perfect song to give you that much needed boost in whatever challenge you’re facing.

“‘Pakita mo ang tunay at kung sino ka/ Mayro’n mang masama at maganda/ Wala namang perpekto/ Basta’t magpakatotoo”

Stream “Pinoy Tayo” by Rico Blanco on ABS-CBN Star Music’s YouTube channel. Watch Rico’s “Pinoy Tayo” performance on “ASAP Natin ‘To” on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel.

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