Thursday, June 30, 2022

“He’s Into Her” Finale Concert's VVIP and VIP Tickets, Sold Out! Patron Tickets Still Up for Grabs


Excitement is at an all-time high for “HIH All Access,” the finale concert for Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano’s hit series “He’s Into Her,” as VVIP and VIP tickets sold out in less than an hour.

The grand concert, which is slated for August 27, 8PM at Araneta Coliseum, is a special treat for the fans as the highly successful series is set to conclude its second season soon. Patron A (P2,000), Patron B (P1,500), Lower Box (P1,000), Upper Box (P500,) and Gen Ad (P200) tickets are still available on ticketnet.com.

Aside from Donny and Belle, fans should expect a special treat from their co-stars Jeremiah Lisbo, Kaori Oinuma, Vivoree Esclito, Joao Constancia, Criza Taa, Turs Daza, Dalia Varde, Ashley del Mundo, Gello Marquez, Limer Veloso, Mikha Lim, JC Alcantara, Shanaia Gomez, Rajo Serrano, Zach Castaneda, River Joseph, CJ Salonga, and Reich Alim.

More surprises are also in store for fans with must-see performances from surprise guests and exciting young artists who will be joining the “He’s Into Her” cast.

In the current story of “He’s Into Her Season 2,” Deib and Max’s (Donny and Belle) relationship is facing an uphill battle after their families forced them to breakup. However, the lovebirds chose to keep their relationship a secret from everyone and promised each other that they will fight for their love no matter what.

Deib and Max’s relationship will get even more complicated after Deib’s family discovered that Max leaked crucial information about Boyet’s (Janus del Prado) whereabouts - which resulted in a major hiccup in the ongoing investigation for the case of Dale (Turs Daza), Deib’s brother.

Meanwhile, “HIH” fans can join the online fun and stay connected on Viber by downloading the “He’s Into Her Season 2” viber stickers for free at https://bit.ly/HIH2ViberStickers or they can also search for “He’s Into Her” on the Viber Sticker Market.

Watch “He’s Into Her Season” every Wednesday at 8 PM on the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) and website (iwanttfc.com).

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Extended! Join the Shanti x Maya Cash Code Hunt and Win a Share in P1M Worth of Cash Prizes


You've asked for it, and Maya has heard you! 

You now have more time to spot the hidden cash codes in the Maya music video, and more chances to win a share of 1M worth of prizes until July 9, 2022!

Maya is doubling down on the winners for its Maya x Shanti Cash Code Hunt, with more prizes up for grabs – all hidden in plain sight in Shanti Dope’s Maya music video. From 10 winners for a P500,000 prize pot, there are now 20 winners who can get a chance to take home a share of the P1,000,000 worth of prizes! All you have to do is find them here: Shanti Dope - Maya (Official Music Video)

This MV features 10 unique cash codes which you can key in on your Maya app, to earn raffle entries and a chance to win a share of P1,000,000 in the raffle draw.

These alphanumeric codes are categorized per difficulty – you get a chance to win bigger prizes in the raffle draw for keying in the cash codes that are harder to find. To make this even more exciting, more people can win these prizes by getting the codes right!

EASY: Find any of these 4 hidden alphanumeric codes to get a chance to become one of the 8 winners of P27,500. 

MEDIUM: Spot any of these 3 alphanumeric codes to get a chance to become one of the 6 winners of P50,000. 

HARD: 6 winners can take home P80,000 in the raffle draw when they find any of these 3 alphanumeric codes in the music video.

That's a total P1,000,000 prize pot up for grabs! Just recently, the first to spot all 10 unique cash codes hidden in the music video also won the grand prize of P500,000!

Excited to spot the cash codes to win cash prizes for yourself? Here's how you can join:

  • Watch Shanti Dope’s Maya music video here and spot the alphanumeric cash codes hidden in plain sight.
  • On your Maya app, tap the Profile icon from the upper left side of your screen and click Missions.
  • Tap the Shanti x Maya Cash Code Hunt promo, then tap Enter Mission Code. There, you can key in the alphanumeric code you spotted from the music video.
  • You will earn 1 raffle entry for each correct code entered.

You have until July 9 to spot these cash codes! 

Winners will be drawn and announced on the Maya Facebook page within the month of July so stay tuned!


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Downloadable for free through Google Play Store and App Store, the Maya app seamlessly integrates these key components: Maya Savings which provides a massive 6% interest rate, Maya Credit which lets you borrow up to PHP 15,000.00 within the app, Maya Crypto where you can get you started on your crypto journey for as low as PHP 1.00, and Maya Wallet which enhances all the initial e-wallet features which had made PayMaya the country's leading digital financial services provider. Get your own Maya account now and enjoy a seamless experience for all things money – in just one app.

Maya is the all-in-one money platform bringing Filipinos bolder ways to master their money. It is powered by a unique integrated financial services ecosystem that addresses the ever-evolving financial needs of today's generation through cutting-edge technology.

Maya leads millions of Filipinos — consumers, businesses, communities, and government agencies alike — into a digital economy that's more inclusive, transparent, and empowering. Maya is powered by the country's only end-to-end digital payments company, PayMaya Philippines, and Maya Bank for digital banking services.

Kapuso Charmer Psalms David Releases Self-Composed Heartmelting Song "Kaulayaw"


The Clash Season 1 alumnus Psalms David surprises his fans and listeners with the release of his third single under GMA Music titled “Kaulayaw.”

The pop ballad song was composed by the talented singer-songwriter as a comfort song for himself.

Psalms shares how happy he is to release a single he personally composed, “I feel blessed, especially, I’ll be releasing a song that I wrote. A song close to my heart. I’m happy and grateful to be given this chance and opportunity to once again share a piece of myself with everyone.

Besides the song being his comfort song, he also reveals the meaning behind its title, “Basically this deep Tagalog word 'Kaulayaw' means an intimate and constant companion which summarizes the whole song.”


Meanwhile, Psalms looks forward to the day he’ll be releasing his first album, “Hopefully someday. It’s gonna be a dream come true if that happens.” He’s also open and anticipates collaborating with a Kapuso singer, “It’s been one of my dreams to do a collab with Zephanie. It would be a memorable experience to work with her.

Download and stream “Kaulayaw” now on digital streaming platforms worldwide.

Lovi Poe and Piolo Pascual's “Flower of Evil” Becomes the Top-rated Show on Viu


Viewers all over the country are hooked on the thrilling story of “Flower of Evil” as the suspense drama made it to the list of top-rated shows on the Viu platform as it premiered last June 23.

Netizens tuned in and shared their excitement for the Viu Original Adaptation, which stars Lovi Poe and Piolo Pascual.

"Intense pilot episode! Aside from the powerful performances, the details of this series are just flawless. And how the proceedings jump from one clue to another, only lead us to another maze, is just fire!!," tweeted @dawallflower_.

"The showrunners, directors, & cast did not lie when they said this is world class. Aside from the powerful performances, the details of this series are just flawless," said @ImNotthatScary.


Launched on Viu 48 hours before its TV broadcast on Kapamilya Channel, Jeepney TV, and A2Z, the first two episodes introduced viewers to the loving family of Iris and Jacob (Lovi and Piolo), together with their daughter Luna (Sienna Stevens).

They seem like a picture-perfect couple, especially to Iris’ co-detectives, not knowing that dark secrets within their family will soon disrupt their lives.

Jacob’s scandalous past as a suspected murderer known as Daniel Villareal, slowly unravels beginning with his suspicious and uptight relationship with his parents (Edu Manzano and Agot Isidro).

Although Jacob has successfully maintained his new identity for many years, he suddenly faces a major problem after he was recognized by Rico (Joross Gamboa), his childhood friend who knows about his dark past and is now an established reporter.

In order to protect his identity and the new life he built, Jacob decided to hold Rico hostage. However, Jacob will have to deal with even more problems when Iris gets involved in a controversial case, which may be linked to Jacob’s suspected murder.

Will Iris begin to grow suspicious of Jacob? How will Jacob handle Rico now that he knows the truth?

Watch “Flower of Evil” first on Viu every Thursday and Friday at 8 PM, and on Kapamilya Channel, Jeepney TV, and A2Z every Saturday and Sunday at 9 PM.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

‘The Voice Teens’ Alumnus Jay Garche Releases “Hayaan Lang” Under Universal Records


Jay Garche first introduced himself to the music industry after joining the Philippine reality singing television competition The Voice Teens Philippines in 2020. And right now, he’s finally to kick off his career as one of Universal Records Philippines’ freshest and most promising artists with this debut single called “Hayaan Lang.”

The Bacolod born and raised singer spent months of preparation honing his incredible raw talent before finally emerging this month on the local music airwaves. “Sobrang overwhelming ng lahat ng nangyari kasi parang ang bilis lang. Parang kahapon lang ako nag-audition, ngayon andito na ako,” he recalls.

Jay said that he really felt fortunate that he was able to release such a high-quality emotional ballad under UR because he personally finds this song so meaningful. According to him, the song details a perspective of a true friend that always reminds you to keep going because bad days don’t last forever.

He states: “Yung ‘Hayaan Lang’ po is mostly about parang perspective ng friend na nagbibigay po ng message na kahit may pinagdadaanan ka, hayaan mo lang ‘yung mga nangyayari kasi lilipas din ‘yun.”

He can still happily recall how the song itself touched and comforted him while recording it.

Noong nirecord po naming ‘yung, medyo timing din po talaga dahil marami akong pinagdadaanan noong time na ‘yon. Kaya sobrang na-touch po ako tsaka na relieve habang kinakanta ko po ‘yung song kasi napakaganda po ng message at napaka meaningful,” the young singer shares. “Hayaan Lang” is an optimistic single that’s both soulful and powerful, making Jay assert himself as one of most promising solo artists right now.

Aside from this very special release of his debut single, Jay Garche recently had a wonderful journey towards self-improvement and he told the whole story of it by releasing a series of vlogs on his 129,000-strong YouTube channel. A couple of months ago, he underwent Rhinoplasty and he detailed every step of the procedure and treatment on his inspiring vlogs. In case his followers are wondering if the said surgery could affect his singing voice, Jay clarified it is not. He tells: “‘Yung after Rhinoplasty, ‘yung feeling ko po dati ganun pa rin po ngayon. Exactly the same. Ang sabi po ng doctor, ‘yung function po ng nose ‘di naman po magbabago. Yung appearance lang po.”

Jay hopes that his debut as a UR recording artist along with this single will help his career take off towards a breakthrough 2022. Moreover, he expressed his gratitude since he feels fortunate and blessed after being part of the major record label.

Sobrang alaga po ako ng UR kaya sobrang happy po ako and feel ko ang fortunate ko talaga. Parang ang swerte ko na napunta ako sa UR kasi ‘di ko maimagine ‘yung self ko na mapunta sa iba. And sobrang comfortable ako around sa mga tao rito. Yun naman po talaga ‘yung nagmamatter sa akin.”

Lastly, he hopes that this track becomes a beacon of hope, comfort, and healing for its listeners.

“Kung need mo ng comfort, music is always there. ‘Hayaan Lang’ is always there for you.”

“Hayaan Lang” out now on all digital streaming platforms worldwide under Universal Records.

Stream “Hayaan Lang” on Spotify and other music streaming platforms.

Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano's Confrontation Under the Rain Trends on Social Media


The emotional confrontation scene between Max (Belle Mariano) and Deib (Donny Pangilinan) under pouring rain took social media by storm as it scored multiple trending topics on Twitter during an episode of “He’s Into Her Season 2.”

The argument ensued after Deib found out that Max’s Uncle Boyet (Janus del Prado) is the prime suspect in the carnapping incident that almost killed Dale (Turs Daza), Deib’s older brother.

Donny and Belle admitted in an interview that shooting their confrontation scene was one of the most difficult scenes to do in the series.


Shooting that scene was no joke. Because it was raining, we can only do one take. We had to practice throwing our lines beforehand because whatever we will say in front of the camera, we can no longer change. We had to make sure the scene was ok,” said Donny.


Belle adds, “After seeing and reviewing the whole thing, I can say it was worth it.”

Fans who witnessed the heartbreaking yet sweet episode flooded social media with over 500,000 tweets as HIH2 Break Hearts, #HesIntoHerS2E9, Episode 9, and #DonBelle made the Twitter top trending list.

The much-talked about episode saw both Max and Deib in tears after Deib confronted her for not admitting that she knew all along about her tito being involved in Dale’s shooting. Deib feels extremely betrayed by Max, especially since they promised one another that there will be no lies and secrets between them.

Their rift will escalate further since Deib’s father is insisting that Max has been fooling him all this time. Despite this, fans were still left feeling ‘kilig’ after Deib shielded Max from the rain and defended her from bullies.

What will happen to Deib and Max’s relationship?

Watch advanced episodes of “He’s Into Her Season 2” on the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) and website (iwanttfc.com) every Wednesday at 8 PM. The series is also available every Sunday on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.

Viewers can get easy access to iWantTFC's content library with its "watch now, no registration needed" feature. Watch iWantTFC on a larger screen with select devices, including VEWD, ROKU, and Amazon Fire streaming devices, Android TV, select Samsung Smart TV models, Telstra TV (in Australia), and VIDAA in select countries. Additionally, iWantTFC is available via Chromecast and Airplay. Visit https://iwanttfc.com/help#tfc-on-smart-tv for a complete list of compatible devices, sign-in instructions, and account activation.

For updates, like www.facebook.com/iWantTFC and follow @iwanttfc on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to www.youtube.com/iWantTFC. For inquiries and concerns about the service, users can also send a message on iWantTFC’s Facebook page or e-mail support@iwanttfc.com.

TBA Studios to Bring the Controversial Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner “Triangle of Sadness” to Philippine Cinemas


TBA Studios has acquired the exclusive Philippine theatrical rights to this year's controversial Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner Triangle of Sadness.

Swedish filmmaker Ruben Östlund directs a satirical masterpiece that has everyone abuzz. Set in the world of fashion, Triangle of Sadness follows fashion model couple Carl and Yaya as they embark on a luxury cruise adventure. All appears Instagrammable at first but a storm is brewing, and heavy seasickness hits the passengers during the seven-course captain’s dinner. The cruise ends catastrophically and they become stranded on a desert island with a group of billionaires and a cleaning lady. In the fight for survival, old hierarchies are turned upside down since the cleaning lady is the only one who knows how to fish.

Triangle of Sadness was easily the most talked-about film at the festival. Lauded by critics and audiences alike, the movie received an 8-minute standing ovation during its premiere screening. Film critic, Robbie Collin, gave it five stars and called it "a bold and brilliant film." IGN's Ryan Lesto writes, "Triangle of Sadness is a comedic tour de force from a director who really understands how to wage a tremendously funny class war. Östlund’s cringe-inducing humor pairs well with some genuine laugh-out-loud moments to create an all-around hilarious social satire."

Critics also praised the spectacular performances of the ensemble cast, most notably Filipino actress Dolly de Leon's breakout performance as Abigail, the yacht's cleaning lady. Variety's Clayton Davis describes her performance as "Oscar-worthy", suggesting that De Leon's defining supporting performance deserves recognition from the Academy Awards.

A veteran actress in theater and television, De Leon describes herself as a "bit player", known for playing various roles in local dramas. Her career-defining performance in Triangle of Sadness suggests a much bigger and brighter future for the actress.

The movie also stars Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Woody Harrelson, Henrik Dorsin, Zlatko Buric, Iris Berben, Sunnyi Melles, Vicky Berlin, and Oliver Ford Davies.

Triangle of Sadness is produced by Plattform Produktion and Coproduction Office. It's distributed exclusively in the Philippines by TBA Studios.

For updates, follow TBA Studios on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, or visit tba.ph. Join the conversation online using the hashtag #TriangleOfSadness and #ProudlyTBA

5 Craft Projects You Can Make in Your Free Time


Even though we’re always kept busy by work or school, one might worry that you could get bored and unproductive during the weekends or your free time. You might even feel that you want to stay as busy as possible.

There’s nothing wrong with that, as it’s always a good idea to keep yourself engaged—you never know when your productivity might come in handy. You might even discover something that you could turn into a new hobby or business! One way to stay engaged is to get into craft projects during your free time, which is great in keeping your mind and hands active—you can do it for yourself, or you can do it to start on a new path for a business or get new skills for a job.

Here are five ideas for crafts to do:

1. DIY projects

Are you a fan of little inventions and innovations? You might like to try doing DIY projects at home, which is a wide category of small carpentry, repairing, and even engineering projects that aren’t too difficult. There’s a DIY project for every interest and need, and basic skills that you pick up here may go a long way in other places.

2. Programming

While this isn’t a traditional craft project in the sense of the term, a little programming and coding know-how may be beneficial for future career projects. You can start with developing websites, maybe even a small app, and if you get into it long enough, you could even craft some useful hardware and software.

3. Leatherworking

Want a skill that you could turn into a business? Leather goods are always in style, so it’s not a bad idea to try your hand at leatherworking. You’ll need quite a few tools and materials to get started, but it’s not too difficult to find—once you get going, you’ll likely create some beautiful things that many people may want.

4. Scentmaking

One craft that isn’t very difficult to do is the art of making scents, whether it’s for perfume or for household use. All you need are the oils that make up the scents and bottles to mix them in, and you have your own homemade fragrances. What’s even better is this can also be a home business, as who doesn’t like to smell good?

5. Sewing

Have you wanted to try and make your own clothing projects? Or maybe you’re an aspiring cosplayer and you want to make your own costumes? The art of sewing is enjoying some more popularity again thanks to the various uses of clothes, and you can get into it too with the affordable resources that it needs. All you’ll need are threads, the right fabric, and a reliable sewing machine to get started.

Brother GS2700 Sewing Machine

And if you don’t have the skills to start sewing yet, that won’t be a problem. Brother is holding free online sewing classes for all skill levels via Zoom - all you’ll need is a Brother sewing machine. It’s first come, first served; all you have to do to get into the classes for free is to sign up at https://www.brother.com.ph/en/contents/onlinesewingclass. Get started on your sewing journey now with Brother!

For more info on Brother’s products and offers, you may visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BROTHERatyourside/

You 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 helpdesk@brother.com.ph.

Assassins All-Aboard the New "Bullet Train" Trailer feat. Brad Pitt


The end of the line is just the beginning. Watch the new trailer for Columbia Pictures’ new action-thriller Bullet Train, starring Brad Pitt, exclusively in cinemas across the Philippines August 03, 2022.


In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe – all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives – on the world's fastest train...and he's got to figure out how to get off. From the director of Deadpool 2, David Leitch, the end of the line is only the beginning in a wild, non-stop thrill ride through modern-day Japan.


Directed by David Leitch, screenplay by Zak Olkewicz based upon the book Maria Beetle by Kotaro Isaka.

The film is produced by Kelly McCormick, David Leitch, Antoine Fuqua. The executive producers are Brent O’Connor, Ryosuke Saegusa, Yuma Terada, Kat Samick.

The cast is led by Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Benito A Martínez Ocasio.

In Philippine cinemas August 03, 2022, Bullet Train is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

ABS-CBN News Brings Special Coverage of “Panunumpa: The Marcos Inaugural” Multimedia Coverage on June 30, 9AM


Filipinos can witness another historic day for the nation together as ABS-CBN News delivers its comprehensive coverage of the inauguration of President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. live on digital, free TV, digital free TV, and cable on June 30.

ABS-CBN News’ “Panunumpa: The Marcos Inaugural” special coverage starts at 9AM on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z, TeleRadyo, and the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) with all three coverages streaming live on the ABS-CBN News YouTube channel, ABS-CBN News Facebook page, ABS-CBN News App, and the ABS-CBN News website.


Henry Omaga-Diaz and Lynda Jumilla will bring the latest updates on the rites, the oath taking, and the inaugural speech of the 17th president of the Philippines until 1 pm on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z but coverage will continue online.

For TeleRadyo, Tony Velasquez and Danny Buenafe, Alvin Elchico and Johnson Manabat, and Peter Musngi and Rica Lazo will be at the helm of the coverage until 4 pm, which will also have audio streaming on the TeleRadyo YouTube channel. Subject matter experts will join them to provide context and analysis on the day’s events.

ANC’s own "The Marcos Inaugural" special coverage will run until 4 pm with Michelle Ong, Karmina Constantino, Ron Cruz, and Tony Velasquez leading the discussion with guest panelists. They will tackle the various issues surrounding the transition to a new administration, as well as the reactions to Marcos Jr.’s first official speech as the country’s new leader.

“TV Patrol,” which airs on all these platforms at 6:30 pm, will wrap up the coverage with more reports on the historic day including the traditional meeting of the incoming President with the outgoing President and the ceremonies at the National Museum.

Aside from watching the streams, netizens can also access other news content on the Marcos Inaugural such as short videos, news articles, and in-depth pieces on news.abs-cbn.com.


ABS-CBN News’ website recently ranked sixth among the biggest web publishers on Facebook globally, according to social media analytics platform NewsWhip. Driven by its stories and posts for the Halalan 2022 news coverage, ABS-CBN News drew more than 13 million Facebook engagements for May 2022.

Catch ABS-CBN News’ “Panunumpa: The Marcos Inaugural” special coverage starting 9 am on digital on the ABS-CBN News YouTube channel, ABS-CBN News Facebook page, Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC, ABS-CBN News App, ABS-CBN Radio App, and ABS-CBN News TikTok account. Watch it on free TV on A2Z, on digital free TV on TeleRadyo, and on cable on Kapamilya Channel, TeleRadyo and ANC.

For more news, follow @ABSCBNNews on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok, and news.abs-cbn.com. For updates on ABS-CBN, follow @ABSCBNPR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

South Korea's Blockbuster Film "The Roundup" Starring Ma Dong-seok and Son Seok-koo Now Showing in Philippine Cinemas


Crime-action film “The Roundup,” the sequel to the domestic and international hit movie “The Outlaws” is now showing in Philippine cinemas.

Topbilled by Ma Dong-seok also known as Don Lee (“Train to Busan,” “Marvel’s Eternals”), Son Seok-koo (“Designated Survivor: 60 Days”), and Choi Guy-hwa (“Train to Busan”), is now the number 1 movie at the South Korean box office. It became the first film in South Korea to register 10 million admissions in 2022. It is the 4th film starring Ma Dong-seok to break through the 10 million.


According to the Korean Film Council, “The Roundup” officially surpassed 12 million moviegoers as of June 26 - making it the 14th Korean film in history to surpass 12 million moviegoers and outselling Hollywood film “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” in Korea.

The film also ranks at 5 in global box office being released in 5 countries including the Philippines and registered a 100% approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes.


Distributed in the Philippines by Glimmer, Inc., “The Roundup” is still showing exclusively on SM Cinemas.



About The Roundup

“The Roundup” follows the thrilling adventures of legendary detective Ma Seok Do and his police station’s violent crimes squad as they chase down a powerful new villain. 4 years after the events of Garibong district round up operation, Geumcheon Police’s Major Crimes Unit is given a mission to repatriate a fugitive who fled to Vietnam. Beast cop Ma Seok-do (Don LEE) and Capt. Jeon Il-man (Choi Guy-hwa) intuitively realize that there’s something wrong with the suspect’s willingness to turn himself in and uncover crimes committed by a terrifying killer named Kang Hae-sang (SON Sukku). Ma and his unit begin their investigation across two countries and follow the bloody breadcrumbs left behind by Kang.

About Glimmer, Inc.

GLIMMER is a content production company aiming to bring the best Korean entertainment collaboration to the Philippines and Southeast Asia. It's priority is to have K-movies screened in the Philippines simultaneously with Korea just like Hollywood movies, which are released on the same day as the US or even earlier at times.

Besides film distribution, Glimmer is involved in luring Korean productions to film in the Philippines.

It is owned by television host and entrepreneur Grace Lee.

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The Marcoses' Tell Their Side of the Story in Family Dramedy Film "Maid in Malanang"


Get ready for 2022’s most intriguing film that will surely pique everyone’s curiosity.

As the former first family returns to the Malacañang Palace for another seat of presidency, know the Marcoses’ side of the story about one of our nation’s most unforgettable part of history - MAID IN MALACAÑANG is set to hit the theaters worldwide this July 20, 2022.

Produced by VIVA Films and from the brilliant mind of today’s most talked-about director, Darryl Yap, Maid in Malacañang is a family dramedy film that gives us a glimpse of the last 72 hours of the Marcoses inside the Palace before fleeing to Hawaii during the 1986 People Power Revolution - a story shared through the eyes of a “reliable source.”

The film will show us the lighter and more carefree side of the First Family, that until now has never been shared with anyone. It will also introduce characters and storylines that make the First Family more relatable and normal like other Filipino households with close family ties. It is the quintessential Filipino family sticking together braving all odds.

The movie is written and directed by one of today’s youngest talent in the industry, Darryl Yap, the director behind Viva Films and Vincentiments Movie “Jowable” and numerous Vivamax Originals like Paglaki Ko, Gusto Ko Maging Pornstar, Revirginized, Gluta, and Ang Babaeng Walang Pakiramdam.

Maid In Malacañang has been trending even before being officially greenlit for production, receiving floodgates of curiosity and responses on social media after the young director shared the idea during the heat of the 2022 National Election.


The film stars two of the country's most awarded and talented actors, Cesar Montano and Ruffa Gutierrez, who will portray the roles of President Ferdinand Marcos, Sr. and First Lady Imelda Marcos, respectively. 


VIVA’s premiere stars Cristine Reyes, Diego Loyzaga, and Ella Cruz will portray as the couple's children - Imee, Bongbong, and Irene. 


Also joining this cast are Karla Estrada, Elizabeth Oropesa, and Beverly Salviejo.

From Viva Films, get a front seat and get to know more about the world-famous and most colorful First Family through the eyes of the people closest to them. MAID IN MALACAÑANG world premiere in cinemas on July 20, 2022.

Monday, June 27, 2022

Angeline Quinto Releases Lullaby Version of Her Hit Song "Nag-Iisa Lang" for Baby Sylvio


Angeline Quinto introduces another version of her song “Nag-Iisa Lang” about everlasting love for her baby boy, Sylvio.

Featuring a lullaby melody and Angeline’s soothing voice, the new rendition was produced by ABS-CBN Music creative director Jonathan Manalo, who also co-wrote the song with ABS-CBN Creative Communication Management (CCM) division head Robert Labayen.

“Nag-iisa Lang” was first released in 2013 and was part of the soundtrack of the 2015 series “Pangako Sa’Yo.”

Family Movie "Minions: The Rise of Gru" Opens in Phiippine Cinemas on June 29


Taking the franchise into new territory on multiple levels from going years down memory lane to spectacular action and humor, “Minions: The Rise of Gru” tracks how the Minions met their ultimate boss during his younger self as an aspiring villain. Being cautious as a young villain aspirant trying to get in the infamous supervillain group called the Vicious 6, Gru is at first resistant towards the Minions when they first met but eventually won him over with their hard work and irresistible charm. As a mini boss during their younger years, the Minions have fully supported all of Gru’s ideas and what he wants to become.

Setting the scene back in the 70s, the decade provided the filmmakers with a diamond-mine of music, fashion and pop-culture references to excavate. “I was about the same age that Gru is in our film when I grew up in the ’70s, so it’s very personal to me,” says director Kyle Balda. “The television, the music, the cars, the hairstyles, the bell bottoms - there was just a lot of flair to everything. And with the vibrant colors, the sparkles, disco - it was a visual decade, for sure, and very nostalgic to look back at this era for inspiration.”

One aspect of 1970s pop culture provided an opportunity to elevate the action in The Rise of Gru to a level never seen in any Illumination film before. “Another major reference and inspiration was kung fu films of the ’70s,” Balda says. “We scoured a lot of the movies that I enjoyed as a kid. Some of the sequences that we have in this movie are a tribute to that genre and the great work that’s been done in the likes of Jackie Chan’s Drunken Master and Stephen Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle and Shaolin Soccer.”


“Minions: The Rise of Gru” features the voices of Steve Carell as Gru, Taraji P. Henson as Belle Bottom, Lucy Lawless as Nunchuck, Dolph Lundgren as Svengeance, Danny Trejo as Stronghold, Jean-Claude Van Damme as Jean-Clawed, Michelle Yeoh as Master Chow, Russell Brand as the young Dr. Nefario and Oscar-winner Julie Andrews as Gru’s mom.


Over four films, beginning with 2010’s Despicable Me, Illumination’s Minions have become international icons of mischief, mayhem and joy. Minions: The Rise of Gru is the fifth film in a franchise that continues to thrill and delight audiences in every country and on continent and, consequently, has become the biggest animated global franchise in history, earning more than $3.7 billion worldwide.

A Universal Pictures and Illumination animated feature film, Minions: The Rise of Gru opens in cinemas nationwide on June 29.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Judy Ann Santos Shares Excitement and Happiness on Returning to ABS-CBN as Ku-Momshie in “Magandang Buhay”


Judy Ann Santos, the Queen of Philippine Soap Opera, makes a TV comeback as guest co-host of ABS-CBN’s morning talk show “Magandang Buhay,” joining hosts Jolina Magdangal and Melai Cantiveros in perking momshies’ mornings with relatable conversations and inspiring stories.

"It’s been one year since lumabas ako sa telebisyon. It’s always a good feeling to be back, especially here at the ABS-CBN compound. Napaka-familiar yung pakiramdam na makita kayo lahat muli. Thank you very much for this opportunity dahil talagang happy na happy ang puso ko," Juday said in the live episode aired last Tuesday (June 21).

She said it was her first time to be on a live show again but promised viewers that, like her co-hosts Jolina and Melai, she would regain her groove.

"First time ko ulit magka-live show.Humanda kayo sa akin. Makakasanayan ko rin yung mga sayawan sa umaga," Judy Ann stated.


In the meantime, Melai said that she is fortunate to co-host alongside two showbiz legends, while Jolina was pleased that her wish for her close friend to be a guest co-host in the program was granted.

Viewers will get to see more of Judy Ann as she joins Jolina and Melai in the fresh episodes of the morning show.

Don't miss the fun and entertainment episodes of "Magandang Buhay" every Monday to Friday, 9 AM on A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, and Jeepney TV, Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment's YouTube Channel and Facebook page, iWantTFC, and The Filipino Channel.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Shopee Expands Presence in Mindanao with a Series of Seller Onboarding Initiatives and the Establishment of New Hubs


As part of its continuous efforts to bring a fun and seamless online shopping experience to more Filipinos across the country, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, expands its serviceable areas through the establishment of new Shopee Xpress hubs across Mindanao. Through these new hubs in Davao City, Davao Del Sur, Davao Del Norte, and other areas, local sellers are provided with greater opportunities to expand their business through e-commerce and compete at a national level. For Davao to Davao purchases, both shoppers and sellers can now enjoy shorter delivery times.

Shopee also partnered with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to hold its first Shopee University Roadshow in Davao City. The masterclass educated Davao-based sellers on how to grow their businesses with e-commerce and onboarded new sellers to improve the overall online selling experience for Filipinos. Shopee also held another live seller engagement event in Davao City, Shopee Kumustahan, wherein representatives from the platform held roundtable discussions with local Shopee sellers to know more about their experience and get insights on what can help drive their business forward.

Shopee Philippines Seller Communications and Education Lead Mia Mendoza, SY Glow Cosmetics shop owner Lou Putian, and Cacao Culture shop owner Sheila Lao at the Shopee Kumustahan event in Davao City

Here at Shopee, we are always driven by our objective to make e-commerce accessible to everyone. Through the Mindanao hub expansions and conducting educational workshops, our goal is to equip local sellers and business owners with the necessary knowledge and tools to make the most out of their e-commerce journey with Shopee,” shared Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines.

If you want to grow your business online and enjoy the numerous benefits of e-commerce, start your online selling journey with Shopee today. Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

"MMK" Pays Tribute to Queen of Philippine Movies Susan Roces this Saturday, June 15


"Maalaala Mo Kaya" honors the Queen of Philippine Movies Susan Roces for her invaluable contributions to the industry as it showcases one of her memorable "MMK" appearances titled "Basura" on Saturday (June 25).

In the episode, Susan portrays Lola Angge, a grandmother living a fancy life but when in fact is known as the "scrap queen," living in a small house with her garbage collection.

Watch #MMKSusanRoces this Saturday on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live YouTube channel, ABS-CBN Entertainment Facebook page, and iWantTFC.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

GMA Network Introduces New Talent Show Called “Battle of the Judges,” “The Clash” Season 5 Airs Soon


GMA-7 continues to offer all-out entertainment to its loyal viewers with the return of the all-original Filipino singing competition “The Clash” and the newest and equally exciting program set to premiere to Filipino homes with “Battle of the Judges.”

The search for the best Clashers is back with the fifth season of “The Clash.” If the last four seasons thrilled the Clash Nation with unpredictable surprises, expect bigger twists, more intense performances and touching stories from the Clashers in the upcoming season next year.

The formidable trio of Asia's Nightingale Lani Misalucha, Asia's Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista, and Comedy Concert Queen Aiai Delas Alas is back once again as The Clash Panel together with Clash Masters Asia’s Limitless Star Julie Anne San Jose and Total Heartthrob Rayver Cruz.

The fun and excitement continues as Kapuso viewers are about to witness another fascinating and action-packed show via “Battle of the Judges.”

In this program, celebrity judges take the spotlight in a contest that pits judge against judge and talent against talent. The judges’ acts face off against each other in knock-out duels, but only one winner will be chosen.

This game involves strategy as much as performance, with the judges needing to decide who is best in their team to compete against their rival judge and talent.

Catch “The Clash Season 5” and “Battle of the Judges” soon on GMA.

(Trailer) "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile" Starring Shawn Mendes, Javier Bardem and Constance Wu


One little discovery, one giant adventure! 

Watch the new trailer for Columbia Pictures’ new musical comedy Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile starring Shawn Mendes, Javier Bardem and Constance Wu. Coming to cinemas in a while, crocodile.


Based on the best-selling book series by Bernard Waber, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is a live-action / CGI musical comedy that brings this beloved character to a new, global audience.

When the Primm family (Constance Wu, Scoot McNairy, Winslow Fegley) moves to New York City, their young son Josh struggles to adapt to his new school and new friends. All of that changes when he discovers Lyle - a singing crocodile (Shawn Mendes) who loves baths, caviar and great music-living in the attic of his new home. The two become fast friends, but when Lyle’s existence is threatened by evil neighbor Mr. Grumps (Brett Gelman), the Primm’s must band together with Lyle’s charismatic owner, Hector P. Valenti (Javier Bardem), to show the world that family can come from the most unexpected places and there’s nothing wrong with a big singing crocodile with an even bigger personality.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile will feature original songs performed by Shawn Mendes and written by the songwriting team behind The Greatest Showman, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. Joining Pasek and Paul in writing original songs for the film are Ari Afsar, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Mark Sonnenblick, and Joriah Kwamé. Directed and produced by Will Speck and Josh Gordon, the screenplay is by Will Davies. The film is produced by Hutch Parker and executive produced by Kevin K. Vafi, Dan Wilson, Robert J. Dohrmann, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Tarak Ben Ammar and Andy Mitchell.

In Philippine cinemas October 2022, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Sam Concepcion and Shania Gomez Bring Kilig Anew in “Ikaw Ang” Music Video


Picking up from the trending “Diwata” music video, Sam Concepcion stars in the newly dropped “Ikaw Ang” music video with rapper Yuridope and former “PBB Kumunity Season 10” housemate Shanaia Gomez.



The vibrant video shows Sam finally finding his ‘diwata,’ Shanaia, and instantly deciding to pursue her.

Directed by Edrex Sanchez, the feel-good and full of ‘kilig’ MV is now up on Tarsier Records YouTube channel.

The single “Ikaw Ang,” inspired by Yeng Constantino’s song “Ikaw,” is a collaboration between Sam, Yuridope, and music producer Moophs featuring Yeng.

Like Catriona Gray, You Too Can Reward Yourself Everydat with the New Great Taste Supreme Toffee Hazelnut and Black Forest Latte


For many people, having a cup of coffee is a simple act of rewarding oneself. There’s that appetizing aroma, the comforting warmth, and the calmness surrounding the ritual of sitting down with a fresh cup.

If you can relate, you’ll be happy to know that your favorite coffee mix brand is treating you to two new flavors for your everyday indulgence: Great Taste Supreme Toffee Hazelnut and Great Taste Supreme Black Forest Latte.

Now, you can reward yourself with an indulgent cup of coffee every day for an affordable price!

Relish the nutty linamnam goodness of Toffee Hazelnut, topped with exciting choco brown mallows.


Or, savor the choco-cherry linamnam taste of Black Forest Latte topped with delicious cherry red mallows.


Your wins - big or small - deserve a reward, whether this means waking up on time for work, working hard on a project, finally catching up with your friends, finishing a great workout, having a well-deserved me-time, or just whenever you feel like treating yourself.

Even better: you can cop these rewarding coffee indulgences for just P8 SRP per 26g sachet from your nearest supermarkets, convenience stores, or at Universal Robina Corporation (URC)’s official stores online.

Try the newest feel-good, everyday reward: Great Taste Supreme Toffee Hazelnut and Great Taste Supreme Black Forest Latte. You wouldn’t want to miss out on this!

Gary Valenciano Releases Music Video for Latest Song “Pwede Pang Mangarap”


OPM icon Gary Valenciano shares a brand new accompanying music video for his latest heart-on-sleeve and empowering single, “Pwede Pang Mangarap.”

The recently released track is a collaborative effort between Gary’s team and his home label for over 30 years, Universal Records, and is a motivational anthem inspired to empower MSMEs to overcome the dream-crushing effects of the pandemic, as well as to revive our economy and our lives.

The #GaryVPwedePangMangarap music video also celebrates an awe-inspiring father-son tandem in spirit of Father’s Day this year, since it’s a lovely effort from Mr. Pure energy himself and his son Gabriel Valenciano, who directed the brilliant three-minute visual under Manila Genesis Entertainment and Management. Inc and GV Productions Inc. (WATCH HERE)

Carrying the torch of his signature Pinoy Pop sound and recently hailed as MEGA Magazine’s Musical Icon of the Year, Gary V’s flavorful performance scenes in this music video are simply top-notch. Kudos to Soundcheck for making sure that each frame is well-lit and aesthetically pleasing and for assuring top quality sound and lighting reinforcement as Direk Gab and the rest of the crew shoot the scenes.

Truly, he approaches his new projects with the same sense of effort and dedication he’s put into his past works. The new IDOL Philippines judge just came back from Bicol after a successful concert with Gab which drew 12,000 fans! He then launched the song live in ASAP NATIN TO on the day the video was uploaded on his Gary Valenciano YouTube channel.

In addition, the arrival of this music video wouldn’t be possible without the help of PLDT FOUNDATION and the Association Of Filipino Franchisees Inc.

“Pwede Pang Mangarap” is out now worldwide on Gary Valenciano’s YouTube channel. 

Stream “Pwede Pang Mangarap” on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms.

Want to Be The Next Big Content Creator? Here are 5 Tips and Tricks to Succeed on YouTube


If you want to be a successful YouTube content creator, you must understand how the video streaming platform works. This is what aspiring content creators and vloggers learned in the recently concluded NextUp Philippines Webinar Series, a collaboration between Smart Communications Inc. and YouTube.

The three-part event–hosted by content creator and talent manager Jako De Leon–gathered speakers composed of YouTube experts, NextUp program alumni, and industry luminaries to impart lessons and tips on community engagement, brand collaboration, content optimization and production to budding Filipino content creators.

Among the speakers who helped content creators maximize YouTube was Andrea Romualdez, Strategic Partner Manager from YouTube’s Creator and Artist Development team, who shared these five helpful tips:

  • Think like a new viewer

YouTube’s homepage—a top source of traffic to videos - ranks videos by performance and personalization. This means good content can easily be presented to users coming to the homepage, and your video can be among those.

Make the thumbnail clear and easy to read on desktop and mobile, and have a consistent title and thumbnail style,” says Andrea. Showing the video’s topic sets a clear expectation of what viewers will be in for, further enticing them to click on your video no matter where they see it.

  • Upload consistently

Arguably, the best way to maintain traffic to your videos is to train your audience to expect a routine of your content uploads, so that they can build anticipation on a specific day of the week or time of the day.

“Build consistency and a routine for your viewers so that they know when to come back to your channel,” says Andrea. This is an easy way to sustain their interest over time. “It’s good to upload frequently, but consistency is better than frequency.”

  • Create a series

Other than the Homepage, another important source of traffic on YouTube are suggested videos which appear on the sidebar of a video that’s currently playing, enticing the viewer to keep watching.

One way to take advantage of this feature is to create a series of shorter videos, so that the viewer will always be watching your videos. This is because the suggested videos feature tends to offer videos from the same creator. As long as you have a lot of content on your channel, both the suggested videos and the ‘up next’ feature will likely play more of your content as the viewer keeps watching.

  • End with a call-to-action to watch more

One simple way you can continue to direct traffic to your content is to end your videos with a call to action to watch more from your channel.

A call-to-action is a quick and easy reminder for the viewer that there is more content on your channel, especially if it’s of the same or similar topic as the video they’re currently watching. It’s a bit of a subconscious sign for them to actually keep going because there’s more to discover.

  • Use playlists and end screens

This extra step can go a long way, especially if you have a lot of content—take the time to fully use YouTube’s extra features to direct your viewers to your videos and keep them watching.

Create playlists of similar videos to ensure that your viewers watch as much of your content as possible, especially if there’s something to learn thoroughly.

For your individual videos, utilize the end screen feature to present more videos that you think the viewer should watch. It can also be other videos of a similar topic, or a new video you’re trying to promote - it’s all up to you, and giving them options will go a long way to retaining their interest.

The NextUp Philippines Webinar Series is a collaboration between Smart and YouTube to provide growth opportunities for Filipinos to discover and cultivate their passions.

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