Thursday, December 02, 2021

Confirmed! Marian Rivera to Sit as Miss Universe 2021 Judge

It is confirmed!

Marian Rivera is flying to Eilat, Israel on December 5, Sunday, to be part of Miss Universe 2021 judging panel.

On Instagram, the Kapuso primetime queen posted a photo with a caption, "Honored. 👑 🌌 #Grateful" showing a crown and universe GIFs.

‘GenSan Punch,’ ‘Sex and the City’ Sequel, ‘Finding Magic Mike,’ and More on HBO Go this December Available for Only P99 on SKY

SKY continues to bring world-class entertainment to avid Pinoy viewers this holiday season with must-watch shows, including "Sex and the City's" new sequel series "And Just Like That...," the upcoming HBO Asia Original movie "GENSAN PUNCH," the Oscar®-winning movie Promising Young Woman, and much more this December via an HBO GO subscription.

The iconic romantic series on TV, "Sex and the City," returns with its highly anticipated sequel "And Just Like That..." featuring the returning characters of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Charlotte York (Kristin Davis), and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) still feisty as ever at their 50s. Despite their golden age, some things never change, particularly their complicated romantic life and friendships in between for these sophisticated New Yorkers. And Just Like That... unfolds beginning December 9, streaming on-demand on HBO GO.

Meanwhile, be inspired by the true-to-life story of Japanese slugger Naozumi Tsuchiyama in Brillante Mendoza's newest cinematic masterpiece "GENSAN PUNCH," showing this December 16 on HBO GO.

Portrayed by renowned Japanese actor Shogen, follow Nao's pursuit of realizing his pro boxing dream regardless of his physical disability as a leg amputee. He then embarks on a journey to the Philippines, under the tutelage of Coach Rudy (Ronnie Lazaro), to become a certified prizefighter. The new HBO Asia Original, which stars Beauty Gonzales, Kaho Minami, and Jeffrey Rowe, previously made waves in the international movie scene after winning the coveted Kim Jiseok Award at the 26th Busan International Film Festival last October 2021.

Apart from "And Just Like That..." and "GENSAN PUNCH," SKY has more holiday treats in store on HBO GO, including HBO's limited series "Landscapers" (December 8) and "Station Eleven" (December 16), new reality series "Finding Magic Mike" (December 16), the documentary "There Is No I in Threesome" (December 21), and scintillating films "Promising Young Woman" (December 24) and "Cry Macho" (December 30) - all streaming on-demand via HBO GO.
HBO GO is available via SKY subscription for as low as P99 a month or P149 a month upon availing of SKY Select's HBO PAK, both of which can also be charged conveniently in their monthly billing. It is also accessible as a built-in app on SKY EVO, SKYcable's latest digibox innovation. Visit to learn more.

For more news and promo updates, follow SKY on Facebook (, Twitter, and Instagram (@myskyupdates).

“Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” Introduces Kaya Scodelario as the New Kick-ass Protagonist

British actress Kaya Scodelario (The Maze Runner franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge, and alligator thriller Crawl) stars as Claire Redfield, the street-smart, sassy, kickass protagonist of Columbia Pictures' action horror "Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City".

[Watch the film's Nightmare Trailer at]

"I'd grown up with her, watching her in the British TV show Skins," says writer-director Johannes Roberts. "Claire Redfield is our entry into the world, and Kaya shares her street-smart toughness. She is tough and funny – she loved the action stuff and was very good at it. She does a lot of the emotional lifting in the movie, but also a lot of shooting zombies in the head and fighting crazy creatures. She was perfect."

For both cast and crew, it was crucial to treat these iconic characters with respect. "There's obviously a huge responsibility, because my character is so important to so many people," Scodelario says. "I started looking through all the different incarnations of the game and reading what fans loved about each, and which ones resonated the most and why."

"Claire is the stranger who comes to town and leads us on this journey," says Scodelario. "She's going back to her childhood town because she has a sense that something is wrong and feels a deep urgency to get to her brother, to warn him. But when we meet Claire and Chris as adults, we notice quite quickly that something has happened between them. They find it very difficult to communicate. They don't quite trust each other. As the story progresses, we learn they have a bond, borne through a traumatic childhood, that they've learnt to deal with in opposite ways. Chris joined the police and Claire has gone on the street. As we follow them, they find a way to unite and come back to each other."

About Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Returning to the origins of the massively popular Resident Evil franchise, fan and filmmaker Johannes Roberts brings the games to life for a whole new generation of fans. In Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City, once the booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, Raccoon City is now a dying Midwestern town. The company's exodus left the city a wasteland…with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.

The film is written & directed by Johannes Roberts, produced by Robert Kulzer, James Harris, Hartley Gorenstein, and executive produced by Martin Moszkowicz, Victor Hadida, Jeremy Bolt and Paul W.S. Anderson.

The cast is led by Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia, with Donal Logue and Neal McDonough.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City opens in Philippine cinemas December 15.

“Adele: One Night Only” Airs on MYX this Saturday, December 4

The television special "Adele: One Night Only," a musical extravaganza celebrating one of the world's best-selling artists, will be airing on MYX this Saturday (December 4) at 10PM.

"Adele: One Night Only" is the long-awaited return of the English singer-songwriter featuring extraordinary performances of her beloved hits as well as the songs from her newly released "30" album. Oprah Winfrey also joins the two-hour special as host of the Q&A portion.

The fun continues on MYX's kumu show, "Let's Stan" as it returns for a brand new season starting Tuesday (December 7) at 7PM with VJ Ai Dela Cruz inviting fans of Adele, collectively known as Daydreamers, to talk about the music of the superstar.

Bringing more fun on MYX music channel this December is "11:59" singer KZ Tandingan as the MYX Headliner. Rising artists Jensen Gomez and Jon Guelas, meanwhile, share the limelight on MYX Spotlight.

Arriving on Philippines shores is the new MYX Global show "Island Block Party," featuring interviews, performances, and music videos with your favorite island, pop, reggae, and R&B artists alongside features on community leaders, events, and businesses.

The Japanese survival show "Who Is Princess?" is also on MYX this month. The reality competition features 15 young, aspiring Japanese teenage girls who undergo rigorous training until five of them emerge as members of the next big K-Pop group.

Don't miss "Adele: One Night Only" this Saturday (December 4) at 10PM or its replay on December 26 (Sunday) at 8PM.

"Island Block Party" airs on Tuesdays at 7 pm, while "Who Is Princess" airs every Thursday at 7PM.

MYX is available on SKYcable ch. 23, Cignal ch. 150, GSAT ch. 35, and on other provincial cable operators.

For more details, follow MYX on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, kumu, TikTok, and Instagram.

PayMaya #ToGoodToBeNo2 for this Superior E-Wallet Features

Digital transactions are here to stay and fintechs like PayMaya are making it easier to go cashless. The country's leading digital financial services platform is the only fintech in the Philippines that runs a consumer e-wallet app, an enterprise payment processing business, and a remittance agent network with Smart Padala.

While its consumer app may not be the no. 1 e-wallet right now, its superior features make it #TooGoodToBeNo.2. If you haven't tried out using the PayMaya app yet, you're definitely missing out on some of its surprisingly better features that could make your everyday transactions a whole lot easier.

From its free cash in channels to 99.9% uptime, you'll be surprised at how these nifty features can bring ease, convenience, and even savings whenever you go cashless.

Most number of FREE cash in channels

To start, PayMaya offers FREE cash in at 90,000, out of its over 110,000 cash in touchpoints nationwide. Going cashless is supposed to make your essential transactions more convenient and this is exactly why PayMaya is aiming to remove this barrier. Compared to other e-wallet apps, you don't have to worry about having to pay up to P200 in cash in fees just to put funds in your e-wallet account.

Cashing in for free is easy too! However you want to cash in to your PayMaya account, there will always be a FREE way to do it – whether it's at the sari-sari store with Smart Padala in your street, at your go-to convenience stores like MiniStop, or Supermarket like Robinsons Supermarket, or through online transfers from your bank account via Instapay or via a linked BPI, RCBC, or Unionbank account.

Apart from cashing in for free, sending money to other PayMaya account users is also free - and when you transfer funds from PayMaya to a bank account via Instapay, you can earn a cashback of P15 to cover your fee until the end of the year! To get a full list of PayMaya's free cash in channels, simply tap the 'cash in' button on your app's homepage, and check out the icons with the 'no fees' sticker.

Widest billers and load items

Once your account is funded, you can now use it to pay for your everyday needs – from online and in your favorite stores, to in-app - where you can access the widest selection of over 1,500 billers and load items.

PayMaya offers easy access to everything you need to pay – utility bills, condo association dues, credit card payments, government dues, and more – all with a few taps on your PayMaya app. It also gives you access to hundreds of digital goods – from prepaid load, gaming pins, digital subscription packages, and even digital vouchers for yourself or as gifts to your loved ones. Whatever you need to pay or purchase, you can easily find it within a few taps on your PayMaya app.

Safer online shopping

With PayMaya, you also get to ensure that you're only purchasing from legit sellers - whether you're shopping at the in-app Maya Mall where you can access over 360 of your favorite brands or dealing with a PayMaya verified casual seller!

With Maya Mall, you get to access a wide selection of brands in-app - from your favorite fastfood chain to your go-to grocery sites, and shop worry-free because these merchant partners are guaranteed legit!

PayMaya has also made sure that buying from casual sellers who are also PayMaya users is easy and safe - with the introduction of PayMaya Verified Sellers. Now, you can easily check if the seller you're paying is legit - all you have to do is check for the Verified Seller badge on the app's confirmation screen right before you pay. You can also see the list of PayMaya Verified Sellers on the Maya Mall.

Real-time transaction history and notifications

With all these everyday transactions done in your app, PayMaya understands how important it is to be able to keep track of your transactions in real-time. Need to check if your payment pushed through so you can confirm with the seller? Unlike other apps, you don't have to wait 24 hours for it! PayMaya allows you to track your transactions in real-time right on the app.

Not only does this feature give an additional layer of security – allowing you to ensure that your transactions have pushed through as they should, it also gives you peace of mind – knowing that you're able to easily monitor your transactions as it happens.

Most reliable with 99.9% uptime

Various finance and e-wallets apps offer trendy features but what good would all these do if your app is on downtime? Lucky for you, you don't have to worry about that because PayMaya won't let you down - 99.9% of the time.

With PayMaya's 99.9% uptime rate, you can ensure that your transactions will go through whenever you need them. No more waiting for hours for your e-wallet's system maintenance to be over, no more wondering whether or not your much-needed transaction went through. If you're looking for a trustworthy and reliable e-wallet, PayMaya's here for you.

No PayMaya app yet? Registering a PayMaya account is easy. All you need is your phone and mobile number to sign up. Once you're ready to upgrade your account to unlock more features like sending money to other users and withdrawing your funds from an ATM, all you need is a primary ID such as your license, passport, or other official government cards, and a quick video selfie.

Sign up today and get 100% cashback on your load or gaming pin purchase when you cash in a min. P100. You can even get up to P200 if you upgrade your account.

These nifty features are bound to make your cashless experience a whole lot better. But don't just take our word for it. Register to PayMaya now and experience its surprisingly better features for yourself. For more details, visit

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Chie Filomeno is Ginebra San Miguel 2022 Calendar Girl

Ginebra San Miguel launches Kapamilya actress and social media vixen Chie Filomeno as its 2022 Calendar Girl. Filomeno, a celebrity housemate in the TV reality show Pinoy Big Brother Season 10, was visibly ecstatic when she was officially introduced Wednesday (December 1) via an online launch event as the newest member of the Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI) family.

To be a part of the Ginebra San Miguel family is such a big fulfillment for me. This is a dream come true. I am really happy and grateful to be a part of the brand’s legacy,” says Chie, adding that being chosen by the maker of the world’s largest-selling gin as its calendar girl marks an important milestone in her budding showbiz career.

GSMI National Sales and Marketing Manager Allan Mercado describes Filomeno as a modern Filipina who certainly personifies the Ginebra San Miguel attributes. “Chie Filomeno is a modern woman who is passionate in her work as a model, vlogger, youth influencer, and actress. Ginebra San Miguel chose Chie Filomeno because she embodies the attributes that our products stand for – a modern Filipina who personifies our brand attributes of being ‘matapang,’ ‘ganado,’ and having that ‘never-say-die’ attitude.”

The 2022 Ginebra San Miguel calendar captures the 24-year-old actress’ many interests and hobbies in six (6) layouts – as a health and fitness enthusiast, a race car driver, a roller skater, a fashion trendsetter, a surfer, and a beach lover.

This edition of the Ginebra San Miguel calendar also features a QR code that consumers can scan using their smartphones to see Chie Filomeno’s calendars come to life, showing behind-the-scenes videos of her calendar girl photoshoots and a special message to her fans and followers.

Chie believes that being a Ginebra San Miguel calendar girl is more than just being sexy and having a pretty face. “It is definitely beyond that. It is about being strong. It is about feeling and looking good, not just on the outside, but also on the inside. I know I am more than just a pretty face. I am more than my mistakes. I know I still have a lot to prove, not to other people, but to myself. My competition is myself and not anyone else,”

Chie, who reveals that she is a big fan of Barangay Ginebra’s LA Tenorio, has likewise taken the basketball team’s famous mantra to heart. “My instinct has always been never-say-die. That’s my top-of-mind. Never-say-die in everything. What if you are an inch closer to success and then you give up? Sayang lahat ng pinagtrabahuhan mo. All the blood, sweat, and tears. Hanggang sa huling patak, dapat may bagong tapang. ‘Yun din ang reminder sa akin lagi ng parents ko,” she shares.

With a combined following of over 6 million on TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter, Chie knows that it is important especially in this time of the pandemic, to put such influence to good use.

I use it in a positive way, to inspire people, because that is what we all need right now. We should use our influence to inspire and give hope. That has been my goal,” relates Chie, who hopes to take this chance as Ginebra San Miguel’s newest brand ambassador to spread hope and positivity. Chie earned the admiration of netizens recently when she helped out a group of jeepney drivers who were begging for alms along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City, and urged the public through her social media accounts to give back in any way they can.

Chie joins actress Sue Ramirez for GSM Blue, social media sensation Albert Nicolas, and actor/singer Matteo Guidicelli for Primera Light Brandy in GSMI’s growing roster of brand ambassadors.

The Ginebra San Miguel Calendar Girl is a long-held tradition in GSMI and an important part of the brand’s history. Since its inception in 1988, beauty queens, actresses, and models who have made their mark in their respective fields have graced the Ginebra San Miguel calendar. Among them were Marian Rivera (2009 and 2014), Anne Curtis (2011), Solenn Heusaff (2012), Kim Domingo (2017), former Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach (2019), and Sanya Lopez (2020).

GSMI is the producer of the world’s largest-selling gin Ginebra San Miguel. Other quality GSMI products include GSM Blue Light Gin, GSM Blue Flavors Mojito, Gin Pomelo and Margarita, GSM Premium Gin, Antonov Vodka, Añejo Gold Rum, Vino Kulafu, and Primera Light Brandy.

For more details, like the Ginebra San Miguel official Facebook page or log on to

Monday, November 29, 2021

3 Ways to Make Holiday Celebrations at Home More Festive with SKY Fiber

Families are beginning to prepare for the holiday festivities with Christmas just a few weeks away. Whether you will be having a small celebration at home or a virtual gathering with friends and family, SKY Fiber can help you connect with your loved ones better and elevate your bonding experience.

SKY Fiber’s various Super Speed Plans offer more than just fast internet connection. For the coming holiday season, here are three ways families can enjoy a SKY Fiber subscription:

1. Join in virtual parties with SKY Fiber’s seamless internet connection.

It is essential for homes to have a reliable internet connection, especially since a number of Christmas get-togethers will be conducted online.

The SKY Fiber Unli Broadband Plans with speeds at 40Mbps (P1,499/month), 80Mbps (P1,999/month), and 120Mbps (P2,499/month) are affordable options that can support all video-calling needs, including live-streaming movies and playing fun virtual games together.

Moreover, SKY Fiber’s Super Speed Plans include WiFi mesh units (number of units depend on your chosen plan) which can distribute strong connection in all corners of the home. With the WiFi mesh installed, all family members can stay connected to their virtual parties at the same time, anywhere in the house.

2. Bond with the family while playing holiday-themed games via SKY Fiber Freemiums.

Families staying at home for the holidays can bond together playing multiplayer games on their free AirConsole Hero access from SKY Fiber Freemiums.

All SKY Fiber subscribers have access to over 180 premium games until April 7, 2022. They just need to connect their smartphones as their controller and a computer web browser, Android TV, or tablet as their main screen.

“Let’s Cook Together” and “Snowboard Buddies” are some of AirConsole Hero’s top featured games that parents and kids can play together during the holidays.

3. Have a merry karaoke night using apps on SKY Evo.

In anticipation for the holiday break, households can have their entertainment set-up ready when they subscribe to SKY Fiber’s Unli Broadband + HD Cable TV Plans for 30Mbps (P1,599/month), 60Mbps (P1,999/month), or 120Mbps (P2,999/month).

Aside from getting an array of cable channels, each of these plans include a SKY Evo digibox which allows users to easily connect their television screens to various apps for streaming shows and music, including one where users can sing-along for a karaoke party.

Give yourself and your family a #FiberFastHoliday at home. Learn more about SKY Fiber’s Super Speed Plans by visiting

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Award-winning News Anchor and Lifestyle Icon Ces Oreña-Drilon Makes Acting Debut in BL Series "Love Team: Beyond Boys’ Lockdown"

The much anticipated teaser video for "Love Team: Beyond Boys’ Lockdown," a spin-off of the 2020 hit Boys’ Love series "Boys’ Lockdown," dropped yesterday enthralling viewers as stars Ali King and Alec Kevin return as fictional versions of themselves as they live out a stranger than fiction scenario of developing “real” feelings while shooting on the set of their show.

Check out the teaser video here:

Award-winning news anchor and lifestyle purveyor Ces Oreña-Drilon joins the cast as the mother of Ali, a strong and independent woman with great maternal instincts. On playing the part, Drilon shares, “I am thrilled and excited. Like I said before, now is the time to explore new things and do things outside one’s comfort zone.”

As a celebrity and SOGIE Equality Bill advocate herself, Drilon who plays a significant role in the show adds, “I think it’s about time. It's time to tell the story of the LGBTQIA+ and their own unique love stories.

The Love Team teaser video premiere also marked the start of the series’ Kickstarter fundraising campaign (, a first in the history of the boys’ love series genre in the Philippines. The show producers are counting on the global fan support received by Season One to help reach the overall production budget. The crowdfunding campaign that will run up until January 27, 2022. Donors will enjoy perks such as executive producer and associate producer credits, personalized video greetings, and more.

Produced by Ticket2Me, Bit by Bit Company, and 2TinCans PH, Love Team takes on a meta approach as it picks up and tells a parallel story where Boys’ Lockdown left off in Season 1. Apart from Drilon, the series will also feature the cast from the original season: Ali King, Alec Kevin, Kaloy Tingcungco, and Teetin Villanueva, as well as new cast members playing new characters.

The upcoming season will still have the same creative team helmed by Director Jade Castro, Writer and Creator Danice Mae P. Sison, and Executive Producer Darwin Mariano.

Watch Drilon’s story unfold only on Love Team: Beyond Boys’ Lockdown. 

TM Releases "Kantahang FunPasko" feat. SB19, The Juans, Donnalyn Bartolome, SethDrea, and Alden Richards

Whether it’s Yuletide carols playing on loop, a live band playing the year’s chart-toppers, or everyone’s favorite uncle singing the night away on the karaoke mic he’s been hogging for the past five songs, there’s nothing like having music at a Pinoy Christmas get together to double everyone’s good vibes or GV. And while pandemic restrictions may have dampened our musical merry-making during the holidays, there are new ways to keep old traditions alive - one of which is through TM's Kantahang FunPasko.

Because we are now in our second year in a pandemic, we at TM wanted to give Filipinos the doble-dobleng GV that they deserve,” says Darius Delgado, TM Vice President for Consumer Mobile Business.

TM's Kantahang FunPasko started off with a musical bonanza with the recent release of TM's Playlist on Spotify with songs that ka-TMs love.

Playlist tracks include the TM FunPasko song “Dobleng GV sa FunPasko (Noon, Ngayon, Palagi),” an anthem about raising Filipinos’ Christmas spirit amid the pandemic; “Push ang Pusuan”; “Fun Pasko 2020”; and “TM Doble Dekada,” a song that celebrates 20 years of TM and all of its subscribers, who are carrying on with the Samahang Pina-Easy spirit.

Last November 26, TM launched the official music video of “Dobleng GV sa FunPasko (Noon, Ngayon, Palagi)”. It features ka-TMs The Juans, SB19, Matthaios, Silent Sanctuary, Donnalyn Bartolome, Seth Fedelin, Andrea Brillantes, Alden Richards and our stans from TM Mad Rush To Your Crush—showing us that everyone is welcome sa TM samahan.

With TM, there’s no stopping the doble-dobleng GV that Kantahang FunPasko will bring to this year’s Christmas celebrations,” says Delgado. “This musical experience allows our customers to find solace in these special songs and become part of something bigger than themselves.”

Visit this link to listen to TM’s newest song:

Look: Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte Celebrate 5th Anniversary in Siargao

Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte celebrate 5th anniversary on Friday, November 26, in Siargao.

#RonnieAlonte: “Ikalimang taon para satin dalawa! Mahal na mahal kita mas higit pa sa iniisip mo. 🖤🖤

#LoisaAndalio: “5 years today ❤️🏝🌊 I love you so much!

Marian Rivera to Seat as Miss Universe Judge in Eilat, Israel?

Reports have it that Kapuso primetime Queen Marian Rivera is scheduled to fly to Israel to seat as one of the judges in the upcoming Miss Universe 2021 coronation night in Eilat, Israel.

According to a blind item published by PEP, a popular Kapuso actress was invited to judge the 70th edition of Miss Universe on December 12 because of her "kagandahan at mga accomplishment bilang aktres at ina" which can be easily refer to Marian's status with GMA Network.

If this is is true, Marian will be the 4th Filipino showbiz personality to seat as a judge in the much-anticipated annual beauty competition after Kuh Ledesma in the 40th Miss Universe in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 17, 1991. Lea Salonga in the 60th Miss Universe in São Paulo, Brazil last September 12, 2011. And lastly, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach in the 66th edition in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 26, 2017.

Brother Philippines Opens First-Ever Concept Store in SM City North EDSA

Brother Philippines customers can enjoy an upgraded in-person shopping experience for the printers, machines, and consumables they need as the brand has officially opened its first-ever exclusive concept store in Metro Manila last November 5.

Located on the fourth floor Cyberzone in the SM City North EDSA Annex and established in partnership with computer peripheral store Octagon, customers can find a complete lineup of Brother printers, multi-function machines, labeling machines, scanners, and genuine consumables.

The opening of this concept store follows the establishment of another exclusive store in conjunction with Octagon at the Gaisano Mall Davao, for Davaoeños looking for authentic Brother machines and consumables.

The concept store also features Brother’s newest line of products, the Refill Tank Printers, which feature a transparent cover that allows for easy front access to the embedded ink tank, as well as a selection of laser printers for home or office use.

We are happy and excited with the establishment of the first-ever Brother concept store in Metro Manila. As the economy recovers from the pandemic, we want to offer a better shopping experience to our customers. We’d like this concept store to be a one-stop shop for all your Brother needs,” said Glenn Hocson, president of Brother Philippines.

For more details and updates on the Brother concept store and upcoming promotions and offers, customers may visit our Facebook page

They can also call the Brother Helpdesk Hotline at (02) 8 581-9898, or through the toll-free line at 1-10-BROTHER or send an email to

Team KAK (Kim, Amy, Karylle) Girl Power-Themed Performance Wins It's Showtime "Magpasikat 2021" Grand Champion

The team of Kim Chiu, Amy Perez, and Karylle emerged as the grand champion in this year’s Magpasikat competition on “It’s Showtime” as their performance on women's empowerment earned the highest score from the judges.

Team KAK featured female national athletes of the country. They also shared inspiration to women to find the fire within them through their fiery performance. They will donate their cash prize of P200,000 to the Girl's Got Game foundation that supports young girls in their respective sports.

Coming in second place was the Team Mag-iina, Vice Ganda, Jackie Gonzaga, and Ryan Bang, who reminded viewers to spend time with their loved ones and gave some of them who lost loved ones a chance to say goodbye. The team won P100,000 for their chosen charity, Ruth Foundation Project Reef Care.

Both the teams of Vhong Navarro and Ogie Alcasid's team who did a "Squid Game" like and Jugs Jugueta, Teddy Corpuz, and Ion Perez, who staged an interactive number, won P50,000 for their chosen charities.

Netizens also tuned in to the Magpasikat performances as the hashtag of the live episode #ShowtimeMagpasikat2021 trended worldwide. Meanwhile, Kim Chiu, Karylle, #TeamVhongOgie, Team VICERYANJACKIE, and Team JUGSTEDDYION became top trending topics on Twitter Philippines.

Don’t miss the fun and excitement on “It’s Showtime” on A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, and on the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) and Viewers outside of the Philippines can also catch it on The Filipino Channel on cable and IPTV.

ICYMI: Lee Dong Wook and Wi Ha Jun’s Intense Ride and Fight Scenes featured in iQiyi's "Bad and Crazy" Video

iQiyi is set to close 2021 on a high with its latest heavyweight Original Korean drama series "Bad and Crazy," starring Lee Dong Wook (Tale of the Nine Tailed, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God) and Wi Ha Jun (Squid Game, 18 Again, Something in the Rain), and by the production team behind The Uncanny Counter. 

It's latest action-packed trailer spotlights the leads Lee Dong Wook and Wi Ha Jun on a speeding, wild motorcycle ride, in intense fight scenes, with compelling chemistry between them. The interactions and relationship of Lee and Wi personify the “Bad” and “Crazy” will pique viewers’ curiosity as to who they really are in the series.

In the 30-second sneak peek, Lee Dong Wook plays the role of a charming rogue police inspector Ryu Su Yeol who is left helpless in his encounters with the crazy motorcycle rider played by Wi Ha Jun. Donning a helmet, Wi rides recklessly on the streets to leave pillion rider Lee Dong Wook screaming. When they meet again, Lee Dong Wook is in a bathrobe in a back alley, and Wi lifts his ride over Lee in a shocking and dangerous move. The seemingly insane Wi Ha Jun wheelies to shatter a window of the car that Lee Dong Wook is in, to leave him shaken.

The trailer also suggests the Lee-Wi relationship is not one-sided. While they can’t seem to stand each other, Lee and Wi actually end up rocking a seesaw together. “Can we respect each other’s privacy?” asks Lee Dong Wook in a scene that reveals their inner child to have viewers wonder about their relationship. However, in moments of danger, they know they have to work together and count on each other. As the assertion “Only you and I can do this!” and the question “Us both?” suggest, the two share an unshakeable bond.

Bad and Crazy is a heroic drama that follows capable but bad cop Ryu Su Yeol regaining his humanity after meeting the righteous but crazy ‘K’. 

The iQiyi Original K-series is set to premiere on December 17, with new episodes simulcasting with Korea on Fridays and Saturdays at 9:50pm (SGT), globally across 191 territories on the iQiyi International app and

Shopee Wraps Up 2021 with Rewarding Offers and Newest Brand Ambassadors Dingdong and Zia Dantes at the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, closes the year with its annual 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, the most joyful year-end celebration in the region. 12.12 is set to bring a smile to users as they shop from the widest variety of products to reward themselves and their loved ones during the happiest time of the year. 

Through the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, shoppers can also spread the holiday cheer to their favorite local businesses, with 2 times more items sold by local businesses this year.

Users can look forward to a delightful celebration throughout the festive season. In the past year, Shopee has brought fun to users with exciting giveaways and exclusive content, recording over 13 billion engagements and views across its social media channels. 

This 12.12, users can expect even more entertainment and engagement with a brand-new commercial featuring international superstar Jackie Chan and performances by popular K-Pop group Tomorrow X Together. To get into the Pinoy family spirit of the holidays, Shopee also welcomes first-ever celebrity father-and-daughter brand ambassadors, Dingdong and Zia Dantes.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Every 12.12, Shopee comes together with our users to celebrate the milestones and achievements over the past year. This year, we would like to show our appreciation to all our users for letting us be part of their daily lives. Many more users are now using digital services, and local businesses are increasingly embracing the shift online. We are glad to have been able to adapt to their evolving needs this past year and we will continue to help more people benefit from the digital economy as we head into a new year. We look forward to celebrating the year-end with all our users as we bring smiles to one another this holiday season.”

1. Celebrating the happiest time of the year with the best deals

As shoppers hunt for the best gifts, Shopee is thrilled to bring users the most exciting deals this 12.12. These include:

  • The best promotions: Shoppers can enjoy the best deals for all their gifting needs with deals such as free shipping with no minimum spend, ₱1 Deals, and 10% off daily.
  • Big discounts: They can also get discounts up to 90% off on the biggest Shopee Mall brands:

2. Celebrating the holidays with entertainment for the whole family

Users can also expect non-stop entertainment from today until the big finale on December 12.

Highlights include:

  • Fun-filled 12.12 TV Special: Filipinos can tune in to GMA 7 and Shopee Live this December 12, 10:30pm, to catch Tomorrow X Together, Korea’s hottest rising boy group, grace the stage with a very special performance. Celebrities such as Michael V, Ysabel Ortega, Kate Valdez, Rayver Cruz, Julie Ann Jose, and Andrea Torres will also join host Willie Revillame for a fun and star-studded evening. 
  • Entertaining content from Shopee’s newest brand ambassadors: Fans can catch Dingdong and Zia’s festive new TV commercial, which features the beloved Pinoy Christmas tradition bunutan ng pera, on local TV networks and on Shopee’s official Facebook and YouTube accounts. Users can also check out Shopee’s YouTube and Tiktok accounts for heartwarming videos featuring Dingdong and Zia, wherein they recreate social media challenges, go shopping on Shopee, and more. 
  • Exciting games and contests: Users can win voucher giveaways by joining Dingdong- and Zia-themed games and contests on Shopee’s official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. From December 1-12, users can win a total of ₱12,000,000 in prizes from their favorite local celebrities, including Dingdong and Zia, by playing Shopee Celebrity Pamasko on the app. Users simply have to tap on the angpao to win a prize from the celebrity of the day.

3. Celebrating local businesses and culture

Local businesses represent a significant part of local culture and as the need for digitalization increases, Shopee is committed to supporting these sellers and helping them thrive:

  • Shopee Celebrates Local: Shopee launches ‘Shopee Celebrates Local,’ a special contest to share and promote beloved local sellers. Users can read their stories on the #TatakPinoy page and on Shopee’s social media channels, and vote for their favorites until December 5. Winning sellers stand to win prizes they can use for their businesses, while users stand to win Shopee vouchers. Through the Tatak Pinoy page, users can also enjoy exclusive deals when supporting these sellers.

4. Celebrating wider communities

Through 12.12, Shopee will continue to uplift local communities through its platform. In the spirit of Christmas, Shopee launches the Frontliner Holiday Package to show gratitude for local heroes. Starting December 10, frontliners can avail of this package, which includes vouchers they can use for their holiday celebrations.

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