Friday, March 25, 2022

UAAP Season 84 Features 18 Student Correspondents Who Will Bring Fans Right Into the Action

Cignal TV and the University Athletic Association of the Philippines have launched the 18 UAAP student reporters who will be delivering a comprehensive coverage of the much-anticipated games for Season 84. These correspondents will bring you the stories from the exciting games that will be played initially inside a bubble due to the pandemic.

Season 84 will be an abbreviated season but nonetheless promises to be as competitive and as exciting consistent with the UAAP that we have come to know and expect. It is important that we conduct the games even though times and circumstances are difficult and unfamiliar because these games serve a higher purpose,” says Bro. Bernie Oca, FSC of the De La Salle University, the host of this season’s games, during the media conference earlier this week. “They are signed posts of the return of some semblance of normalcy amid the shared experience of uncertainty and even at the loss of lives. To many of us who have been following the UAAP for years, the games make us feel fully alive,” he stressed.

Manuel V. Pangilinan, Chairman of the MVP Group of Companies, has guaranteed quality viewing experience for all. According to him, “Cignal and Smart are privileged to cover the UAAP games for the first time. We are just as excited as the athletes and the fans. We wish to assure the league that we live to our responsibility of raising our coverage and broadcast quality to a much higher standard to be the best coveror of the UAAP games ever.”

The correspondents group underwent rigorous training over the last few weeks from “OG” UAAP anchors like Boom Gonzalez and Mico Halili who are part of this season’s powerhouse pool of anchors and analysts, including professional athletes and coaches.

There has been a lot of preparation for all of us,” narrates Martina Lao, from DLSU. “I’ve seen my fellow correspondents more than anyone. We’ve done workshops over the last few weeks from some of the best people in the industry. We’re not just covering sports but also giving the audience a lot of behind the scenes content.”

Collegiate sports fans can catch the live coverage of the UAAP Season 84 via One Sports (free-to-air), in high definition on the UAAP Varsity Channel (pay TV), and Cignal Play (OTT streaming). Smart will also be digitally streaming the UAAP events on its Smart GigaPlay app.

Meet the UAAP Season 84 Correspondents below:


 18 years old 
 ADMU – BFA Theater Arts 
 Reporting for: ATENEO

 20 years old 
 DLSU – AB Organizational Communication Minor in Digital Marketing 
 Reporting for: DLSU

 21 years old 
 ADMU – BS Management 
 Reporting for: UE

 22 years old 
 FEU – BS Psychology 
 Reporting for: FEU

 22 years old 
 ADU - BA Communications 
 Reporting for: ADAMSON

 19 years old 
 UST – BS Biochemistry 
 Reporting for: UST

 21 years old 
 ADMU – AB Communications Minor in Spanish Studies
 Reporting for: NU

 21 years old 
 UP – BS Chemical Engineering 
 Reporting for: UP


 21 years old 

 21 years old 
 ADMU – BS Communications Technology Management (Reserve for basketball)

 22 years old 
 UST – BS Pharmacy

 19 years old 
 ADMU – AB Management Economics

 23 years old 
 UP – BA Broadcast Communication (Reserve for basketball)

 21 years old 
 ADMU – AB Communications

 19 years old 
 DLSU – AB Communication Arts

 18 years old 
 ADMU – BS Communications Technology Management

 21 years old 
 DLSU – BS Early Childhood Education

 21 years old 
 UP – BA – MA (H) Political Science

Thursday, March 24, 2022

IAM Worldwide Welcomes ‘Squid Game’ Star Jung Ho-Yeon As First-Ever Global Ambassador

This 2022, IAM Worldwide is focused on aggressively expanding their company operations and market influence. And in line with this, the company says it is ready for bigger things and is delighted to welcome its newest and first-ever global ambassador – South Korean model and actress Jung Ho-Yeon.

Ho-Yeon is best known for playing the role of North Korean defector Kang Sae-Byeok (067) in Netflix’s Squid Game. The series became Netflix’s most watched show ever within a week of its launch on the streamer, with 142 million member households globally watching the show. Since then, Ho-Yeon’s fame has skyrocketed on a global scale with now having 23.7 million followers on Instagram and counting. Before her acting debut, she gained popularity as a top runway model starting at the age of 16 and has starred in Korea’s Next Top Model in 2013.

For IAM Worldwide President/Founder Allen Marvin Yu Eder, having Jung Ho-Yeon on board is perfect for the company’s goal to reach potential millennial and Gen Z consumers. “Ms. Jung Ho-Yeon is definitely the exceptional choice as the new face of the company and our products. She’s now a powerhouse celebrity known globally and really connects well with the youth. She’s a glamorous ace for IAM Worldwide”, he explained.

Moreover, Vice President/Founder Aika Lorraine Uy believes that lots of Filipinos right now are really into the Hallyu wave with the Korean entertainment so having a very prominent star like Ho-Yeon is a real honor as her chic personality and glamorous aura greatly compliments the company’s goal to inspire the youth and feel connected with IAM Worldwide’s products more than ever. She said, “We consider being associated with the very lovable Jung Ho-Yeon as a success already. We strongly feel that she will be able to scale up the company’s presence and customer base by a thousandfold not just here in the Philippines, but also in other countries.”

Ho-Yeon has won millions of hearts because of her talent, beauty and charm. She recently won the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series at the 28th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards last month and the Best Actress in an Action Series at the 27th Critics Choice Awards held last March 13. Moreover, she recently accepted the global ambassador role for luxury brands Louis Vuitton, Chanel Beauty, and sports wear Adidas.

Meanwhile, General Manager/Co-Founder Joanna Mañego considers this a “proud moment” for the company since Ho-Yeon deeply understands her role as an ambassador and fully trusts the benefits of IAM Worldwide’s products. “We are so proud that we have Ms. Jung Ho-Yeon on our side as our company goes to its pivotal moment of expansion. With her campaign, we believe that we will be able to encourage more people to be and stay healthy with IAM Worldwide’s products,” the GM stated.

Get ready as the young global fashion icon and superstar proudly endorses the AMAZING Pure Organic Barley that is a grass leaf, 100% organically grown from Australia in the young green stage which is purported to be the most prolific, balanced supply of nutrients of any single source. Another product is the AMAZING Immunergy with Vitamin C + Zinc + Vitamin D + Moringa Oleifera, an immunity and energy boosting powerhouse. And the AMAZING Acai Berry Extract with Collagen and Bacopa Monnieri, with 8 essential ingredients to protect the body from damaging effects of free radicals while enhancing one’s memory and promoting skin elasticity.

Truly, IAM Worldwide is grateful because it’s Ho-Yeon’s very first time to endorse a company and brand that’s proudly Filipino. And if you ask her, she can’t wait to bring happiness to her growing hardcore fans and supporters here in the country. She hopes to visit the Philippines soon and is very thankful to all the love she’s getting on social media coming from Filipinos.

Sending my biggest hugs to you. I am always proud that I have such caring and loving fans from the Philippines! Take care and stay healthy everyone. Fighting!”, says Jung Ho-Yeon.

To know more information about IAM Worldwide.

Visit the Website: 
Instagram: @iamworldwidecorporation

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

(Video) Cast of “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” Goes to Hogwarts in New Featurette

Return to Hogwarts in this exclusive featurette from “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” entitled The Magic of Hogwarts. The cast and filmmakers talk about the wonders of shooting in the Hogwarts set, further connecting the new film to the Harry Potter series.

Check out the video below and watch the film exclusively in cinemas across the Philippines on Black Saturday, April 16.

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” is the newest adventure in the Wizarding World™ created by J.K. Rowling.

Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Mads Mikkelsen) is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines?

The film features an ensemble cast led by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), two-time Oscar nominee Jude Law (“Cold Mountain,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley”), Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Callum Turner, Jessica Williams, Katherine Waterston, and Mads Mikkelsen.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” was directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling & Steve Kloves, based upon a screenplay by J.K. Rowling. The film was produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Lionel Wigram and Tim Lewis. Neil Blair, Danny Cohen, Josh Berger, Courtenay Valenti and Michael Sharp served as executive producers.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films Production, a David Yates film, “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,” in Philippine theaters April 16.

The film will be distributed worldwide in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures.

CinemaOne Releases Kathryn Bernardo's Movies the Embody Pinay Power

The Women’s Month celebration continues on Cinema One as the cable channel showcases the many facets of women and their unique gifts through Kathryn Bernardo-led movies.

Here are five girl roles with goals proving that Pinays know how to strive for what they want and are proud of their true selves:


Kathryn is joined by no less than the Megastar Sharon Cuneta in “Three Words to Forever,” a family movie that narrates the journey of Tin (Kathryn) as she explores the idea of marriage and fights for her family, while her mother Cristy (Sharon) re-examines her 25-year wifehood with husband Rick (Richard Gomez).


Jessica, played by Julia Montes, and Joanna/Anna (Kathryn) are long-lost sisters in “Way Back Home,” who struggle with a childhood incident that changed their lives and now face the challenge of finding their way back home—through forgiveness and love.


Kathryn is Gab in "Can't Help Falling In Love" who got married to Dos (Daniel Padilla) by accident. She then seeks annulment to be able to marry her boyfriend and takes on an exciting journey with Dos to achieve what she really wants.


As a boyish teenage girl named Patchot (Kathryn) who was raised by his dad and brothers, she struggles to be seen as a young lady with feelings, too, especially with Ivan (Daniel) who only sees her as his best friend. Recognizing her desire to be loved in return, Patchot transformed into a beautiful girl who is ready to win his best friend over.


Jackie (Kathryn) is a rebellious young lady who is forced to participate in a medical mission in Tarlac in hopes that she would become a better person. She meets a jolly lad named Kiko (Daniel) who will make sure she gets all her tasks done. In the middle of this journey, Jackie unexpectedly discovers something bizarre and truly beautiful.

Catch “Three Words to Forever” on Monday (March 21), “Way Back Home” on Tuesday (March 22), “Can’t Help Falling In Love” on Wednesday (March 23), “Must Be Love” on Thursday (March 24), and “Crazy Beautiful You” on March 25 (Friday), 7 pm on Cinema One’s Star Cinema Primetime block.

Pinay power continues to dominate the channel with “No Other Woman” starring Anne Curtis and Cristine Reyes on March 28 (Monday), “One More Try” with Angel Locsin and Angelica Panganiban on March 29 (Tuesday), “Sin Island” starring Coleen Garcia on March 30 (Wednesday), and “Kasal” with Bea Alonzo on March 31 (Thursday) also on Star Cinema Primetime.

Be inspired by these movies on Cinema One this Women’s Month. Cinema One is available on Cignal ch. 45, SKYcable ch. 56, and other local cable service providers. 

For more information, follow Cinema One on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram.

Lucky Smart Padala Customers Win More Than P3 Million from the SENDali Manalo Raffle Promo

Lives changed for the better as Smart Padala by PayMaya gave out P1 million to two lucky winners, as well as other exciting cash prizes to 69 winners in its SENDali Manalo Raffle promo.

Student, Maricar Moron and street vendor, Liza Oriel, were the lucky winners randomly chosen via raffle draw to take home the grand prize of P1 million after sending remittances through their trusted Smart Padala agents. With their prizes, Maricar plans to save funds for her tuition fee and to help support her parents, while Liza plans to expand their small business.

Both winners are long-time Smart Padala suki and have experienced SENDali remittance transactions with their trusted Smart Padala agents.

Maricar earned a raffle entry during their routine monthly remittance transaction as they send money from their parents to their other siblings.

Sobrang dali magpadala sa Smart Padala—pagka-send ko pa lang sa Smart Padala agent, natatanggap na ng papadalhan ko,” she said. “Masaya siya kasi sobrang dali lang magpadala.”

("It's so easy to send money via Smart Padala - whenever I send via the Smart Padala agent, my recipient immediately receives it," she said. "They are happy because it's so convenient.")

Liza, a longtime Smart Padala customer who frequently remits money to their children every other day, also cites Smart Padala’s instant remittances as the reason why they stick to it. “Mabilis lang ang pagpapadala sa Smart Padala,” she said. “Wala pang isang minuto.

("Sending money via Smart Padala is fast. It doesn't take even a minute.")

For these two winners, receiving exciting cash prizes from Smart Padala is just as quick, easy, and rewarding as their remittance transactions – giving them a truly SENDali experience.

At Smart Padala, our mission has always centered on making financial services most accessible, especially to those who need them most. We’re very happy that loyal customers like Maricar and Liza enjoyed a SENDali experience with us, and even won exciting cash prizes that can help them build a better future for themselves and their loved ones,” said Pepe Torres, Chief Marketing Officer for PayMaya Philippines.

Maricar and Liza are not the only winners of the SENDali Manalo Raffle Promo. 60 lucky customers won P10,000 while 9 winners took home P50,000 by just sending or receiving remittance from Smart Padala, PayMaya, or even from their loved ones abroad via Western Union at their trusted Smart Padala agent.

The SENDali Manalo Raffle Promo, which was open to all Smart Padala customers nationwide, saw millions of customers join. The mechanics were easy - all customers had to do was successfully perform a remittance of at least P500 to P2000 to earn a raffle entry, or over P2000 to earn two raffle entries.

Thanks to its instantaneous fund transfers, sending money to your family and friends is SENDali lang with Smart Padala, and now, it’s made even more rewarding with exciting promos like the SENDali Manalo Raffle Promo. Experience SENDali money transfers and go to your nearest Smart Padala agent today!

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines, with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, communities, and government.  As of end-December 2021, PayMaya provides more than 44 million Filipinos access to financial services through its consumer platforms.

Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 63,000 partner agent touchpoints serves as last-mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved access to digital services. Through its enterprise business, it is the largest digital payments processor for key industries in the country, including "every day" merchants such as the largest retail, food, gas, and eCommerce merchants, as well as government agencies and units.    

To know more about PayMaya's products and services, visit and

BINI and SB19’S Collab for PBB Teen Edition "Kabataang Pinoy" Trends Worldwide

Powerhouse P-pop groups BINI and SB19 joined forces to bring a new flavor for their first-ever collaboration for “Kabataang Pinoy,” the theme song for “PBB Kumunity Season 10” Teen Edition.

The music video, which was released last Monday (March 21), took social media by storm as “KabataangPinoyMV OutNow” rose to the trending topics on Twitter worldwide, while #SBINI19_KabataangPinoyMV made the trending list in the Philippines.

The documentary-style music video took fans behind-the-scenes of the two groups' whole-day rehearsals for their live "PBB" opening night performance, which currently has over 199,900 views on YouTube.

The music and lyric videos have already reached a combined total of over 238,600 views on YouTube in less than a week. The inspiring pop-rock track, which has a timely message that encourages the Filipino youth to be brave and independent individuals, has also made it to Spotify Philippines’ New Music Friday playlist.

Meanwhile, tickets to BINI and their brother group BGYO’s docufilm, “Dubai Adventures,” are still up for grabs on VIP tickets are priced at P1,000, which include the streaming of the live premiere on April 1, red carpet access, and access to the replays on April 2 and 3, while general admission tickets are priced at P399.

More surprises are also in store for Blooms, BINI’s official fan group. Blooms have the power to choose the song for BINI’s next music video - “Here With You” or “Na Na Na” - for TVDG’s “Music Video Mo” fan edition campaign.

Fans have until March 25 to vote for the song of their choice by sending Facebook stars to BINI’s official Facebook page or they can also vote via

To book tickets for the "BINI & BGYO Dubai Adventures" visit

Rhian Ramos, Max Collins, Lovi Poe, Janine Gutierrez, and Iza Calzado Welcome Summer with Amazing Bikini Photos

Who can't resist summer? Definitely not Rhian Ramos, Max Collins, Lovi Poe, Janine Gutierrez, and Iza Calzado.

Julia Barretto Rides Gerald Anderson's Big Bike

Julia Barretto rides on Gerald Anderson's big bike for their recent road trip. “One for the books .. Great Ride 👊🏻🏍” describe Gerald of their trip.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

"Morbius" Expands Sony Universe of Marvel Characters

One of the most compelling and conflicted characters in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters comes to the big screen in the action-thriller "Morbius" as Oscar® winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero Michael Morbius.

Watch the film’s Universe Vignette at

Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder and determined to save others suffering his same fate, Dr. Morbius attempts a desperate gamble. While at first it seems to be a radical success, a darkness inside him is unleashed. Will good override evil – or will Morbius succumb to his mysterious new urges?

Morbius is searching for goodness – the cure for a disease. He’s going to find it, disregarding the cost on himself or on society,” says director Daniel Espinosa. “And in his search for goodness, he transforms into something he detests. He has to accept the ugliness he has within him, and that there’s something beautiful about it. It will be his strength, what makes him unique.”

Morbius’s increasingly desperate research leads him to combine human DNA with that of the vampire bat – the only mammal that survives solely on blood – which has evolved to develop anticoagulants… a genetic mutation that Morbius is convinced will cure him and others with his disease. Not only does the treatment cure him, but gives him superhuman strength, the agility of an Olympic athlete, even the echolocation powers of the bat – to “see” objects in space by harnessing the sounds around him. But the cure also transforms Morbius into a (literally) bloodthirsty monster – a hideous creature with cravings that he is only somewhat able to control.

According to Espinosa, it’s the character’s inner humanity, his duality between virtuous man and brutal creature, that makes him so compelling. “Michael Morbius is one of the most altruistic characters of the Marvel Universe,” he says. “He’s one of the few that really believes in good. This good man has a horrible disease, and in his trials to save himself and the people that he cares for, he turns into a monster.

As a man who has spent countless hours reading and thinking about comic books, Espinosa says that it isn’t so surprising that Morbius’s duality has earned him a following. “Most great heroes are antiheroes,” he says. “Most of us are resistant to accept that we are the chosen one, and Morbius is the same. The most interesting characters in the Marvel universe have always been those that have had one foot on each side: Magneto, Rogue, Wolverine, in his own way, Venom. All of these characters are the ones that are fundamentally the most fascinating for us as moviegoers and comic book readers.”

Columbia Pictures presents in association with MARVEL, an Avi Arad / Matt Tolmach production, Morbius. Starring Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal, and Tyrese Gibson. Directed by Daniel Espinosa. Produced by Avi Arad, Matt Tolmach, and Lucas Foster. Screen Story and Screenplay by Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless. Based on the MARVEL Comics.

Exclusively in cinemas across the Philippines on March 30, Morbius is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Ria Atayde Flaunts Sexier Figure in 30th Birthday Photoshoot

Ria Atayde looks a lot fresher, sexier, bolder for her 30th her birthday photoshoot as posted on her Instagram account.

"0… new decade, hu dis? ✨" reads her caption.

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