Thursday, April 07, 2022

OPM Legends Basil Valdez and Jamie Rivera Collaborate to Bring "Love and Light" Live at the Resorts World Manila this April 30

OPM Legend Basil Valdez and the Inspirational Diva Jamie Rivera team up for a night of uplifting music to the country’s pioneer lifestyle and entertainment destination, Resorts World Manila (RWM). 

The one-night only affair, aptly dubbed 'Love and Light’, will delight the live audience of the ultra-modern Newport Performing Arts Theater on April 30, 2022, at 8pm.

Basil and Jamie are set to serenade the crowd with their timeless hits and inspirational anthems, As what Basil shared during the media conference, "Love because I would like to speak of the repertoire. I'm doing most of the love songs. And I am praying tributes to four great Filipino composers George Canseco, Gerry Paraiso, Ryan Cayabyab, and Willy Cruz. And she [Jamie] will do some inspirational songs that's why Love and Light. So pinag-combine. I hope that people can be enlightened with the love songs that I'll be performing and will get inspiration from the songs that Jamie will be singing."  

"Excitement ang nararamdaman ko. Because after the pandemic, ito nga yung kailangan natin. This is a celebration. It's a celebration na here we are. Kaya nga it's a celebration of life after darkness. Kase ang hirap ng dinaanan natin." Jamie added.

'Love and Light’ is backed-up by a team of powerhouse productions - from its producer Full House Theater Company in cooperation with NY Entourage Productions and under the musical direction of Adonis Tabanda and directed by Marvin Caldito.

Tickets to the “Love and Light” concert are now available at TicketWorld and SM Tickets. For inquiries contact Girah Manaligod (0917 872 8309), Archli Enriquez (0917 823 9602), or Neil Crisostomo (0917 658 9378).

For more information on RWM’s thrilling entertainment offers and shows, visit or download the RWM Mobile App. 

Follow @rwmanila on Facebook and Twitter, and @resortsworldmanila on Instagram.

About Basil Valdez

The award-winning Filipino balladeer Basil Valdez started his career in the 70s when he released his first solo album entitled “Ngayon at Kailanman.” Valdez re-invented himself as a singer of movie theme songs in the 80s, and has etched his mark in the industry with hits “Ngayon at Kailanman,” “Hanggang sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan,” “Paano Ba ang Mangarap,” and “Muling Buksan Ang Puso” among others.

About Jamie Rivera

Pop singer Jamie Rivera, known for her string of meaningful song hits, including “Tell The World of His Love” and “We Are All God’s Children,” as well as some touching love songs like “Hey, It’s Me,” “Awit Para Sa’Yo, ”and “I’ve Fallen For You,” has also made a name for herself internationally when she played the role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon in London, England in 1992.

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Discover a New Side of Nadine Lustre, Yassi Pressman and Rei Germar in the Latest OPPO TVC

The global smart device brand OPPO recently unveiled their newest TVC, featuring multidimensional personalities who are known to push the boundaries in their respective crafts: Nadine Lustre, Yassi Pressman and Rei Germar. Throughout the video, the three women showed they’re not just one-trick ponies - they can do it all!

Vlogger and content creator Rei Germar kicked off the video revealing her inner thrill-seeker. Known for her fashion inspirations, this time Rei was shown as a daring go-getter, drifting and doing car tricks behind the wheel.

Meanwhile, entertainer and entrepreneur Yassi Pressman who, throughout her career, has graced the stage with her show-stopping dance moves, unveiled her classical ballet training to show her elegance.

Finally, multihyphenate Nadine Lustre took on the world, rounding up the video in the heart of Paris. Dressed in head-turning pieces representing how she can pull off any style and conquer any role, Nadine sashayed across the French capital’s bridges, captured by the OPPO Reno7.

Adventurous, creative, unapologetic - whatever your personality, the OPPO Reno7 can capture it all. #ThePortraitExpert empowers you to explore your whole self and share every part of you with the world.

Unlock the unlimited you in portrait with the OPPO Reno7 Series

Just like Nadine, Yassi and Rei, you too can discover every part of yourself with the all-new OPPO Reno7 Series. With its flagship portrait camera system powered by AI algorithms, #ThePortraitExpert acts like a professional camera that fits in the palm of your hand, allowing you to capture the unique you with industry-leading features like Portrait Mode, AI Highlight Video, and Bokeh Flare Portrait.

Powered by MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G SoC and Qualcomm Snapdragon 6952, the OPPO Reno7 5G and Reno7Z 5G are each packed with a 4,500mAh battery and SuperVOOC charging technology, so you can snap unlimited moments and portraits all day.

Available in eye-catching colors - Startrails Blue and Starry Black for Reno7 5G, and Rainbow Spectrum and Cosmic Black for Reno7 Z 5G - the OPPO Reno7 Series is the key to expressing yourself freely and sharing it with the world.

The OPPO Reno7 Series is now available for purchase through OPPO Flagship Stores on Lazada and Shopee, partner dealers and OPPO Brand Stores Nationwide.

For more information, visit the OPPO Philippines’ official website at or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

Kiss N Tell's New Song "Bahaghari" Highlights Value of Finding One's Soulmate

OPM band Kiss N Tell continues to roll out new music, this time celebrating love through its new single “Bahaghari.”

The song is an indie/alt pop-rock composition that appreciates the rarity of being with one’s soulmate. It is the brainchild of Kiss N Tell’s rhythm guitarist Joshua Ortiz, who said that growing up he has always been fascinated with rainbows or ‘bahaghari’ (Tagalog).

I was curious to find out what to see at a rainbow’s end. So I came up with this idea for a song asking the possibility to find your connection if she is at the other end,” he said.

Josh initially composed “Bahaghari” during an impromptu songwriting challenge he and lead guitarist Aniceto Cabahug III had with songwriter friends, which he later polished and finished with his bandmates Lennix Purificacion (lead vocals), Arjumar Arbotante (bass guitar), Ronnel Navarro (keys), and Ernie Bañares (drums).

Earlier this year, Kiss N Tell released its singles “Lundag” on being a ‘rebound’ and “Exsena” which explores the emotions of exes reuniting.

Before signing under DNA Music, the band was a finalist in the 11th edition of ABS-CBN’s HIMIG songwriting competition in 2020.

Be inspired in meeting your soulmate by streaming Kiss N Tell’s “Bahaghari,” dropping on various digital music platforms this Friday (March 11). For more details, follow DNA Music on Facebook (, Twitter and Instagram (@dnamusicph).

ABS-CBN's Film Arm Star Cinema is now a Kapuso

Last Tuersday, April 5, GMA Network hosted a historic contract signing with ABS-CBN to license some of Star Cinema’s most popular and well-loved movies.

The partnership between the two rival networks was revealed on both's primetime newscast 24-Oras and TV Patrol as well as their social media pages.

ABS-CBN Films managing director Olivia M. Lamasan welcomed the ABS-CBN and GMA partnership in which the Kapuso Network will air Star Cinema movies.

We are delighted to have Star Cinema movies be enjoyed by Kapuso viewers through this partnership with GMA. We thank the network for believing in our films, and we welcome this collaboration as a great beginning that will inspire us to continue creating stories that will resonate with more Filipinos,” said Lamasan in a statement.

Ang dating imposible, ngayon ay mangyayari na! Simula ngayong Abril, mapapanood niyo na ang mga pelikulang hatid ng Star Cinema sa GMA, mga Kapuso. Witness TV history in the making starting this April, only on GMA!” GMA, meanwhile, said in a statement.

Some of the notable movies that will air on GMA-7 include ‘Alone/Together,’ ‘How to Be Yours,’ ‘Till My Heartaches End,’ ‘Ang Babae sa Septic Tank,’ ‘Ang Cute ng Ina Mo!,’ ‘It Takes a Man and a Woman,’ ‘Just The Way You Are,’ ‘Fantastica,’ ‘Can We Still Be Friends?,’ ‘Finally Found Someone,’ ‘No Other Woman,’ ‘Won’t Last A Day Without You,’ ‘Must Be…Love,’ ‘The Panti Sisters,’ ‘Isa Pa With Feelings,’ ‘James & Pat & Dave,’ ‘Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay,’ ‘Feng Shui,’ ‘Suddenly It’s Magic,’ and ‘I Love You, Hater.’

Star Magic Celebrates 30th Anniversary with the Return of "Star Magic All Star Games" on May 22

It is stars versus fans in “Star Magic Game Zone,” the latest fundraising activity of ABS-CBN and the ABS-CBN Foundation for the benefit of survivors of Super Typhoon Odette.

From March 30 to April 8, Star Magic artists will play the popular Mobile Legends (ML) game against five of their fans while they encourage people to donate any amount to provide home repair kits to families whose homes were destroyed during the typhoon.

Star Magic Game Zone,” which is done in partnership with gaming and Esports company LuponWXC and MOONTON Games, international gaming developer of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, kicked off the action with host MYX VJ Ai Dela Cruz and shoutcaster Lanna last March 30 featuring breakthrough artists Markus Paterson, Anthony Jennings, Gello Marquez, and Esnyr Ranollo, who clinched a win in their best-of-three against fans.

They also announced the return of Star Magic All Star Games on May 22 as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the country’s biggest talent management and development agency. Here, Kapamilya celebrities will battle in the sports of volleyball, badminton, and golf, while the “It’s Showtime” family will play a basketball game against the Star Magic Dream Team.

Meanwhile, Team Girl Power of Gillian Vicencio, Heaven Peralejo, Vivoree Esclito, and Elha Nympha lit up Day 2 of “Star Magic Game Zone” with their awesome play with host Karen Bordador and shoutcaster Honeyglazee. Like in Day 1, the stars were also game for dares like showing their latest photo on their phone, singing a song request, or answering a question from fans whenever they lose a game or when donations reached a certain amount.

While they were having fun during play, the artists turned serious as they asked viewers to donate what they can to the “Tulong-Tulong sa Pag-Ahon: Isang Daan sa Pagtutulungan” campaign.

Let’s have an open heart and help our fellow Kapamilyas, our kababayans na affected by Typhoon Odette. Anything, any piece of love, any donation, any gift that you can give will be greatly appreciated,” said Markus.

Aside from the donors, Gillian also thanked the fans and the gamers they were able to play with during the stream, which can be viewed on the FYE Channel and Star Magic Phils on kumu, ABS-CBN Facebook page, ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube Channel, iWantTFC, and SKYcable ch. 955 and SD ch. 155.

Maraming-maraming salamat po sa lahat po ng nagbigay ng donasyon at nanood sa amin ngayong araw na ito. Talagang marami po tayong matutulungan dahil po sa mga ibinigay ninyo. At sa mga nakalaro po namin ngayon, maraming maraming salamat sa inyo for playing a good game with us.”

Also showing their good hearts and gaming prowess in the past nights were Cole, Gia, Amy, Frances, and Klaryle of MNL48 and Akira and JL of BGYO, and Zaijian Jaranilla, Isaiah Dela Cruz, Seth Fedelin, Luis Vera Perez, and Russu Laurente. Next up are Anji Salvacion, Shanaia Gomez, and Albie Casiño, Tan Roncal and Ashley Del Mundo, Kaori Oinuma and JC Alcantara, Tristan Ramirez, Anthony Castillo, Luis Gragera, JM Dela Cerna, and Neil Murillo, and iDolls (Matty and Enzo) and JM Yosures.

As of Monday (April 4), the ABS-CBN Foundations has delivered 584 home repair kits while 207,649 families have received food packs since Super Typhoon Odette devastated parts of Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao last year. Total cash donations is already at P104,850,000 while in-kind donations have reached P16,450,000.

Aside from sending virtual gifts, stars, or stickers during “Star Magic Game Zone,” Kapamilyas can also help by availing Tulong Vouchers on Lazada and Shopee that will be added to funds for home repair kits and by supporting the upcoming Metro Benefit Sale. 

For more information on how to donate, visit the website of ABS-CBN Foundation and its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. This campaign is under ABS-CBN Foundation DSWD Authority/Solicitation Permit, DSWD-SB-SP-00026-21, valid nationwide until May 28, 2022.

2 Weeks in a Row: Teen Housemates Rob Blackburn, Kai Espenido, and Stephanie Jordan are in Danger of PBB Eviction

Teen housemates Rob Blackburn, Kai Espenido, and Stephanie Jordan were spared during the first eviction, but they are in the face of danger once more as the nominees for the second eviction night of “PBB Kumunity Season 10” Teen Edition.

Rob led the list with 13 votes, followed by Kai with 8 votes, and Stephanie with 5 votes.

Meanwhile, Don Hilario’s ‘PBB’ journey has ended after he was named the first teen housemate evictee. The “Lola’s Boy Galing ng Laguna” got 2.09 percent of combined votes to save and evict from the outside world, while his co-nominees, Stephanie (8.09 percent), Kai (12.05 percent), Stef Draper (16.58 percent), and Rob (34.71 percent) were able to heave a sigh of relief after being saved from the first eviction.

Don thanked “PBB Kumunity” for the opportunity to be part of the show that he once dreamed of.

Very happy na na-meet ko yung mga kapwa kong housemates. Dream ko ‘to. I’m very grateful sa opportunity dahil ang daming nangangarap nito,” Don shared after being welcomed by the ‘pamilya ni Kuya,’ hosts Bianca Gonzalez, Robi Domingo, and Kim Chiu.

Tensions also filled the ‘PBB’ house as Rob clashed with fellow housemates. Rob raised his voice at Kai who reminded them of the instructions for their weekly task. This is not the first incident involving Rob who also raised his voice at Stef and Maxine Trinidad.

Rob explained he’s having troubles communicating with other people and felt ashamed about his behavior. “I have problems with communicating to other people. I have problems with connecting to other people. I have problems making friends everywhere I went,” he shared. Rob also apologized to his housemates and said he did not intend to hurt anyone.

The housemates also emerged victorious for their weekly task this week, wherein they had to copy an image by creating a photo mosaic with 324 pieces of different photographs.

Will Rob change his behavior towards his fellow housemates? Who will be the next teen evictee? Find out in “PBB Kumunity” Kumunity Season 10” Teen Edition on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, Jeepney TV, A2Z, iWantTFC, and TFC every 5:45 pm on weekdays with replays at 11:10 pm. Meanwhile, it will air every 7 pm on weekends. Join the fun in “Kumunity G sa Gabi” every 9 pm with ex-adult housemate Seham Daghlas this week. For more information, Follow the “PBB” social media accounts on Twitter (@PBBabscbn) and on Instagram and Facebook (@PBBabscbntv).

Get to Know the Five Female Superstars Who are Dominating Today's Music Scene: Dua Lipa, Bella Poarch, Saweetie, GAYLE, and Avril Lavigne

March may have ended, but we’re not done celebrating Women’s History Month just yet! We’re putting the focus on some of our favorite superstars – multifaceted women who are making waves in and out of the music industry.

These women continue to elevate their respective genres and empower others to express themselves, all while exploring different aspects of their artistry. Read on to discover if your favorite artist made the cut, and what songs of theirs you can’t miss!

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa is an artist that needs no introduction. This pop superstar started her career by posting song covers on YouTube, but what really propelled her into the spotlight was her hit song “New Rules.” From then on, it was just success after success for Dua, and the three-time Grammy Award winner is now currently on the US leg of her Future Nostalgia tour.

To share more about her experiences and create stronger connections with her fans, Dua also recently launched Service95. This weekly newsletter serves up a curation of recommendations, stories, and conversations that readers won’t see or read anywhere else. Not long after, she launched her podcast called Dua Lipa: At Your Service, where she and several podcast guests discuss relevant topics such as the importance of responsible storytelling and women supporting women.

Songs you can’t miss: We’re pretty sure you’ve listened to “Levitating” a handful of times (and we can’t blame you), but another fun and upbeat song to stream is Dua’s latest release – “Sweetest Pie” with Megan Thee Stallion.

Bella Poarch

Anyone who’s on TikTok is bound to know Bella Poarch. This pure Filipina rose to internet stardom after a video of her lip-syncing became viral in August 2020, getting more than 50 million likes. What eventually followed was her rise to becoming the #1 most followed Asian on TikTok worldwide! Soon, all eyes were on the 25-year-old star, and she proved not long after that her talents went beyond making TikTok videos.

In 2021, Bella released her first single called “Build a Bitch.” It became a global success, with its music video getting nearly 400 million views. This is no surprise, as the song is catchy, fresh, and calls out the unrealistic standards that women are told they must live up to. It’s clear that Bella uses her music not only to entertain, but also to go against problematic ideologies in today’s society.

Songs you can’t miss: “Build a Bitch” is a must-listen, but if you want the perfect blend of haunting and upbeat, check out her song with Sub Urban titled “Inferno.”


One female rap star who’s made a name for herself in recent years is Saweetie. The Grammy-nominated artist started writing rap music in her early teens, and has pursued her passion for it since then. From uploading a now-viral freestyle video on Instagram to creating countless hit songs like “ICY GRL,” “High Maintenance,” and “My Type,” Saweetie is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with.

Outside of music, she released an ICY jewelry line and collaborated with UK-based fashion retailer PrettyLittleThings for her very own collection. Hard work and independence have obviously always been in Saweetie’s blood, something that her Filipino-American family taught her at an early age. She’s proof that working for what you want pays off, and we are here for it!

Songs you can’t miss: If you’re looking for a song to hype you up and get you dancing, then “Best Friend” featuring Doja Cat is the go-to. Looking for something more sultry and sensual? Then check out Saweetie’s new breezy single called “Closer” featuring H.E.R.


Unfiltered, honest, and genuine – these are some words that describe chart-topping pop singer GAYLE. Much like Bella Poarch, this Gen-Z artist blew up on TikTok after sharing her hit song “abcdefu” on the platform. Since then, she’s been receiving much deserved attention and acclaim, whether it’s being part of Billboard’s 21 under 21: The Ones To Watch or being a guest performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

GAYLE recently released her debut EP “a study of the human experience volume one,” which touches on her insecurities, desires, and raw emotions. Her relatable and nuanced songs embrace vulnerability, while also empowering others to be unapologetic about their feelings.

Songs you can’t miss: If you loved “abcdefu,” then you’ll love the equally catchy “luv starved.”

Avril Lavigne

Rounding up this list is none other than pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne. The multi-platinum singer recently released her highly anticipated album “Love Sux,” sending fans into a frenzy. The album was well received, with a number of critics praising Avril for sticking to her nostalgic pop-punk sound while making sure it’s current and in the now.

Avril is set to go on her Bite Me 2022 Canada Tour this coming May, and will be part of several concerts and music festivals for the rest of the year. As a trailblazer in her genre and in the industry in general, she continues to inspire fellow artists to stay authentic to their true selves as they work on their craft.

Songs you can’t miss: If you want to listen to songs that are reminiscent of Avril’s past hits, then give “Bite Me” and “Love It When You Hate Me” a try.

CLICK HERE for the compilation of songs you can’t miss from these artists onto one playlist.

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Sparkle Stars and Other Kapuso Talents Rally Behind GMA News' "Dapat Totoo" Eleksyon 2022 Advocacy

As GMA News and Public Affairs gears up for its most comprehensive coverage of Eleksyon 2022, some of the country’s biggest stars are taking part in its election advocacy campaign “Dapat Totoo.”

Bea Alonzo, Rhian Ramos, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Andrea Torres, Glaiza de Castro, Barbie Forteza, Bianca Umali, Sanya Lopez, Gabbi Garcia, Khalil Ramos, Ken Chan, Rita Daniela, Derrick Monasterio, Thea Tolentino, Aicelle Santos, and Kapuso Primetime King and Queen Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera have all committed their support to this advocacy that promotes the very core value that voters, political aspirants, and news organizations must equally share: truthfulness in mind, in heart, and in actions.

While we are all different from one another  - we come from different parts of the country, we speak different languages and dialects, we all come from different walks of life, and yes, we wear different political colors - the “Dapat Totoo” campaign reminds us that we all share the same dream: to live a decent life and give the next generation a better future.

Officially announced during GMA Network’s Eleksyon 2022 Partnerships Launch last November 26, ‘Dapat Totoo’ advocates for everyone – the candidates, the voters, and the journalists – to share in the responsibility for fair and wise decision-making during the elections.

For Dingdong and Marian, taking part in the Kapuso Network’s election advocacy campaign is very important.

“Para sa amin, very personal ito. Mahalagang-mahalaga ang paparating na eleksyon natin dahil ang talagang magbe-benefit dito ay yung susunod na generations,” says Dingdong.

Marian shares, “Dapat talaga isipin nating mabuti kung paano at sino ang karapat-dapat nating iboto… sabi nga nila sa isip, sa salita, at sa gawa, Dapat Tototo!

Meanwhile, as a new Kapuso, Bea is excited to be part of this campaign.

It feels good and I'm so happy that GMA is actually doing this. They're being proactive ngayong election dahil sa tingin ko may responsibilidad tayo na i-encourage ang bawat Pilipino bilang mga botante na magkaroon ng well-informed decision sa May 9," she says. “Maganda na ine-encourage natin ang bawat botante na maging totoo sa kanilang sarili, maging totoo sa pagdedesisyon nila, maging totoo para sa ating bansa.”

GMA News and Public Affairs believes that if the candidates, voters, and news organizations are aligned in advocating the truth, it could lead to electing competent leaders that will improve the lives of the Filipinos.

Expect the best from GMA Network in delivering the widest and most comprehensive coverage of Eleksyon 2022 across all platforms together with its 51 partners from the fields of telecommunications, media, education, business, law, and public service.

For more updates about GMA Network, visit and

ABS-CBN Launches 19 Podcast: “Before They Were Stars” Season 2, “Magandang Buhay,” “Dear MOR: The Podcast,” “Ask Angelica” and More!

ABS-CBN, the country’s leading content provider, continues to find new ways to serve its audiences as it forays into the world of podcasting with 19 original shows including “Dear MOR: The Podcast,” one of the most most popular podcasts on Spotify Philippines.

With more and more Filipinos turning to podcasts for entertainment and information, the media company has produced a wide array of audio content in recent years, garnering over 7.5 million total all-time plays, and will be launching more podcasts soon including one for the hit daytime talk show “Magandang Buhay.

One of its existing shows, Jeepney TV’s “Before They Were Stars: The Podcast” began its second season on Spotify and Apple Podcast last March 26 with host Jhai Ho. Featured guest Melai Cantiveros-Francisco shared the highs and lows and lessons learned in her journey towards fulfilling her dreams in the first episode.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN’s number one podcast “Dear MOR,” continues to offer inspiring and romantic stories of love, pain, and triumph since its launch in 2020. For fun and insightful discussions about life, relationships, and music, MOR Entertainment also has “Sex Love and Relationships with Chico Martin,” “UnliPaps,” and “New For You: The Podcast” on its line-up.

For news-related content, there is “ABS-CBN News Flash,” “ANC Market Edge,” and the “ANC Podcast,” which was launched way back in 2019. ABS-CBN News also produces the Halalan 2022 podcast “POV:XYZ” and sports podcast “Post-Game.”

Also sure to bring entertainment to listeners are other ABS-CBN podcasts like CineMo’s comedy show “Sagot Ka ni Kuya Jobert” and Star Cinema’s audio drama series “Listen to Love: The Four Bad Boys, and Me.” Star Cinema is also behind Angelica Panganiban’s hit “Ask Angelica” talk show and the “We Rise Together Aftershow” featuring the stars from RISE Artists Studio.

ABS-CBN has lifestyle shows too like Creative Programs Inc. and FYE Channel’s “KapalarHanz” where Master Hanz Cua, the youngest feng shui master in the Philippines and Asia and one of the country’s well-known masters, offers daily horoscope guide to listeners.

Through a partnership with Podcast Network Asia in 2021, ABS-CBN also launched the podcasts of its digital celebrity shows “Hotspot The Podcast,” “Push Bets Live!,” “Kapamilya Chat,” and “Push Most Wanted.”

ABS-CBN head of digital Jamie Lopez said the company, which first dominated TV and radio before focusing on its digital transformation in recent years, will continue to grow its podcast business as part of their game plan of telling the most meaningful stories to as many people as possible.

We will go wherever our audiences go. We recognize that podcasting is another way for us to reach and serve more people, and we are committed to maximize this new opportunity to use ABS-CBN’s content expertise to bring light and joy to the world,” he explained.

Listen to ABS-CBN podcasts on listening platforms like Spotify and Apple Podcast. Some shows are also available on the ABS-CBN Radio Service App.

Popular P-Pop Sibling Groups BGYO and BINI Collab for "Up"

Popular P-Pop sibling groups BGYO and BINI team up to inspire their fans to work hard and never give up their dreams in original composition "Up."

The collab track composed by up and rising singer-songwriters Angela Ken, Sab, Lian Kyla, Trisha Denise, and producer Jonathan Manalo presents the battle cry of dreamers like how both sibling groups worked hard to reach their dreams. This is perfectly captured in the song’s lyrics which say, "Di ka susukuan, ika'y ipaglalaban… [I won’t give you up, I’ll fight for you]."

"Up" also tells the group's continuous fight to achieve greater heights and make their respective marks in the P-pop industry and international scene. Aside from the single, the music video of the collab track dropped today. Fans get to see BGYO and BINI's adventures in Dubai in the said music video.

Meanwhile, catch BINI and BGYO as they join other P-pop groups in the first PPOPCON on April 9 and 10. The event consists of a convention wherein fans can enjoy the various activities, booths, or purchase merchandise of their idols and a face-to-face concert held in the Smart Araneta Coliseum, where BGYO and BINI are set to perform. Tickets are available on KTX.PH and all Ticketnet outlets or through its website.

Stream "Up," out now on variousdigital music platforms, and also watch their music video available on Both BGYO and BINI's YouTube Channels. 

For more details, like Star Music on Facebook ( and follow it on Twitter and Instagram (@StarMusicPH).

Sandra Bullock is a Novelist Turned Adventurer in Action-Comedy-Adventure Film "The Lost City"

Sandra Bullock has long been drawn to the idea of making an action-adventure film seasoned with comedy, like the classic sweeping adventures she has enjoyed as a moviegoer. So, she decided to produce one, through her production company Fortis Films. And with that, "The Lost City" is born!

Watch the film’s trailer at

As expected, the Academy Award winning actor and respected filmmaker aimed high. Bullock recalls, “We knew we were ambitious in what we were trying to pull off… but we also knew we HAD to pull it off. This film wouldn’t work if all the tones in it didn’t intersect seamlessly. The central characters are a shut-in author and a model, neither of whom should be in a jungle or even out in nature. Jungles eat people like them. They should remain in a hermetically sealed building with air conditioning.”

In the film, brilliant but reclusive author Loretta Sage (Bullock) has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Tatum), who has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.” While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story. Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. Thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely pair will need to work together to survive the elements and find the ancient treasure before it’s lost forever.

Loretta is really a historian disguised as a best-selling author of romantic historical fiction. “No one would buy her history books,” Bullock explains, “so Loretta added some sex to sell them and found great success with that.”

A widow whose beloved husband was an archaeologist, Loretta is now a recluse. She hides in a comfortable house, surrounded by artifacts and memories, finding adventure in the stories she concocts while pining for a life that has long since passed. “Loretta finds comfort in her home, books, words, and in her brain,” says Bullock. “She finds adventure in her imagination and has no need to go out there and look for it.

Instead, Loretta seems more than satisfied to send her heroine, Dr. Angela Lovemore, into the wild in such floridly titled books as “A Year in the Bush” and, her latest release, “The Lost City of D.”

When Loretta comes down with writer’s block, her best friend and publisher / marketing guru, Beth, insists that she attend a book convention to get the ideas flowing and to spice up sales. But Beth knows success at the convention will take more than a personal appearance by the author; it requires a secret weapon – Dash, the strikingly handsome model who graces the covers of Loretta’s romance novels. Then, the shenanigans begin.

Sandra Bullock closes with her hopes and thoughts for a big-scale entertainment on which she served in two key roles. “You could make a ride out of this film at Disneyland, with its scope and scale. It transports you, makes you feel like you're flying, and makes you feel like you’re there with Loretta and Dash in the vastness of this jungle. So, if we can’t go on vacation just yet, hopefully you’ll be able to go into the movie theaters and feel like you’ve been on a vacation with us.”

In Philippine cinemas April 20, The Lost City is distributed by Paramount Pictures through Columbia Pictures.

Monday, April 04, 2022

Rediscover the Joys of International Travel with Smart GigaRoam

There is nothing quite as enriching as traveling - a hotpot of joy, anticipation, excitement, adventure, and heart-filled memories. It may be one of the purest forms of happiness, temporarily escaping the constraints of work, the mundane routines, or even the struggles back home. As the world gradually opens up, we can now immerse in foreign cultures and soak in mesmerizing landscapes. It is a dream to be able to go back out and explore the world once again, a passion which so many people share.

To enable subscribers to rediscover the joys of international travel, mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. offers GigaRoam, which provides open access data to all sites and apps essential in one’s journey. GigaRoam is available in 1GB, 3GB, 8GB, and 100GB, with validity period ranging from 5 to 30 days in select overseas countries.

Smart shares the values and passions of travelers when it comes to discovery, adventure, and experiences,” said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart Communications. “GigaRoam helps them pursue these passions by providing the widest data roaming coverage for them to make the most of the trip they’ve been longing for. Once you’re in your dream destination, GigaRoam lets you stay connected to find the best food spots, check out the must-sees, or venture out into the lesser known. You can take photos and videos and share these moments in real-time.”

The internet has always played a vital role in travel even before you take off, from booking flights and accommodations to researching and creating an itinerary. A reliable data roaming service is a traveling essential as it will be your partner or guide when touring overseas.

Catch the GigaRoam TVC featuring Roam by B-52’s

Smart joins Filipinos who are reviving their travel plans put on hold due to pandemic travel restrictions with GigaRoam’s new TVC featuring none other than the new-wave hit “Roam” by the B-52’s.

Without traveling, we are incomplete. Just like the soundtrack of GigaRoam, which is the classic B-52’s song ‘Roam,’ we want to enable our subscribers to romanticize travel once again. As the song goes, we can actually, ‘Fly the great big sky’ again, even ‘Kick through the continents/Busting boundaries,’ and just ‘Roam if we want to/Roam around the world,” added Basas.

To realize every Smart subscriber’s travel romance, here is the link to GigaRoam’s latest TVC

Roam around the world

Smart lets you travel to 50 countries around the world with 80 international partners. Smart 5G roaming subscribers in Estonia, Slovakia, The Netherlands, Iceland, and Latvia can benefit from the service using their 5G-capable SIM and devices through global telco partners Telia Estonia, Orange Slovakia, KPN, Siminn HF, and Tele2 Latvia, respectively. Smart also increased its 5G roaming coverage by adding new partners in Vietnam (Vinaphone), Qatar (Ooredoo), Greece (Wind Hellas), Finland (Elisa), France (Orange France), Czech Republic (T-Mobile), and Bulgaria (Yettel Bulgaria/Telenor).

Since last year, Smart has been doubling its efforts to serve the 5G roaming needs of its customers in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.

Smart also offers other services tailor-fit to a specific type of traveler: RoamSurf, a convenient plan that auto-subscribes and renews a traveler to a data plan on a daily basis; Roam Facebook, for the Facebook-heavy user; and Roam Lite, a sachet setup for the budget-friendly traveler.

Roam around the world with Smart’s GigaRoam offers with plans starting at 1GB roaming data valid for 5 days. 

Subscribe to and bookmark the roaming promo or download GigaLife and look for the roaming tab. For more information, visit

Zephanie Dimaranan's Debut on "All Out Sundays" Trends Online

Zephanie Dimaranan officially jumpstarted her Kapuso journey with a show-stopping, superb performance on 'All-Out Sundays' which immediately created quite a buzz on Twitter.

The newest Sparkle GMA Artist Center singer was given a grand welcome as she shared the stage with Kapuso idols Aicelle Santos, Julie Anne San Jose, and Rita Daniela.

Zephanie is the latest Kapamilya star who moved to Kapuso network and signed a contract with Sparkle, the talent management arm of the GMA Network.

Apart from singing, Zephanie is also bent on trying out different forms of entertainment like dancing and acting. She in fact said that her first ever television appearance was in GMA for a teleserye.

Explore Dumbledore's Past in “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” Showing April 16 in PH Theaters

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” is a magical adventure that sends a team of unlikely heroes, led by Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), on a mission that could spell their only chance to save both the wizarding and non-magical worlds. Each has a role to play in this covert operation devised by the ultimate wizarding mastermind: Professor Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law).

Watch the vignette “Unlocking Dumbledore’s Past” at

Dumbledore has been one of the most revered figures in the Wizarding World canon since he was first introduced some 20-plus years ago. However, the beloved wizard of the Harry Potter books and movies has an intriguing history that is unveiled in the third film in the “Fantastic Beasts” series.

Jude Law, who returns to the role of the wizard destined to be Headmaster at Hogwarts, reveals, “What I enjoyed the most was the opportunity to unpeel more of Dumbledore’s past. There were hints of it in the last film, but here we are able to delve into his connection with Gellert Grindelwald as young men and the point at which it started to break. Albus had once shared with Grindelwald quite extreme views about Muggles, which he worked out himself as being wrong and backed away. But he lives with that dark secret and the fallout from their relationship.”

Portrayed by Mads Mikkelsen, Gellert Grindelwald had been a wanted man due to his radical beliefs and violent tactics. Now, the powerful Dark wizard has emerged from the shadows, ready to implement his plot to gain control of the entire wizarding world and wage all-out war on the Muggles. This time, however, he is not operating outside the law but within the system while twisting it to his own ends, which makes him all-the-more dangerous.

Dumbledore is the one wizard with the power to thwart Grindelwald’s ambitions, but there remains a physical manifestation of their previous relationship that stops him. Law explains, “The blood oath is the embodiment of the bond between Gellert and Albus, one made through youthful passion and belief. Even though their lives have taken very different directions, they are still connected in this stalemate, which, from Albus’s point of view, is hugely frustrating.”

Ever the chess master, Dumbledore formulates a plan that involves his friend and former student, Newt Scamander, joining forces with a small band of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle. Yates observes, “Dumbledore has a checkered history of encouraging people to do crazy things, but we love him for that, nonetheless.”

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films Production, a David Yates film, “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,” in Philippine theaters Black Saturday, April 16. The film will be distributed worldwide in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Sam Cruz Releases Latest Single “Umiibig Pa Rin” About Lingering Pains of Past Love

The past year has been interestingly splendid for Sam Cruz as she became one of the most interesting new faces on the local music scene, releasing her first-ever single “Train of Thought” plus a really good collab with up-and-coming rap duo P:6 called “Changes”. 

And right now, she’s more eager to make a mark, sharing a brand-new single “Umiibig Pa Rin” released under Universal Records.

This new love song is a testament that Sam is very driven to her goal to connect more with her growing listeners. “Umiibig Pa Rin” is a chill tune that cuts right to the chase, confronting her past lover so they can get back together because she still has feelings for that person. It perfectly embodies the feeling of longing for someone you don’t want to lose for good. The song is written and produced by Fern. and Kindred Productions.

To coincide with this fresh single release, Sam Cruz also dropped the official music video of “Umiibig Pa Rin”, featuring Jameson Blake, Pinoy Big Brother housemate Anji Salvacion, and fellow UR artist Timmy Albert. (WATCH IT HERE)

The visual follows a short tale of past lovers’ really awkward reunion along with their friends. You can’t help but ask, who is that person right now and how are you going to treat him? Just like an uneasy acquaintance or a total stranger? What if you still have feelings for that person? As the music video progresses, the overall vibe of the scenes tremendously complements the emotional theme of the song.

“Umiibig Pa Rin” is now available on all digital streaming platforms.

Follow Sam Cruz on:

Instagram: @samcruzm
Twitter: @s4mcruz
TikTok: @samcruzm

Sunday, April 03, 2022

Cooking, Dancing, Lifestyle, Adulting 101: FYE Channel Introduces New Livestream Shows

Digital channel For Your Entertainment (FYE) continues to expand its presence on Pinoy community app kumu with new livestreams on cooking, education, lifestyle, and adulting for the enjoyment and learning of its growing followers.

The channel, which now has over 540,000 followers, features fresh vegan recipes on “Your New VFF (Vegan Filipino Food)” with Astig Vegan, RG Enriquez-Diez, every Tuesday at 12nn starting April. 

More recipes are set to unfold as music and cooking go together in “The Sandok Music” with singer-actress Carla Laforteza every Saturday at 12nn.

FYE also welcomes Knowledge Channel’s ‘School at Home’ block from Mondays thru Fridays at 11 am. Young and eager-to-learn Kumunizens can catch “Wikaharian Online World” on Mondays, “Learn with Lyqa” on Tuesdays, “Knowledge On-The-Go” and “MathDali LIVE” on Wednesdays, “Money Lessons with FQ Mom” led by finance guru Rose Fres Fausto on Thursdays, and “Art Smart with Teacher Precious” on Fridays.

Grown-ups likewise have their share of fun on FYE Channel via the virtual club “Club Fifty Five” with DJ M.O.D. on Thursdays at 9:30 pm and dance tutorial “Tutting” with Seth Michael on Fridays at 2 pm.

Meanwhile, “Adulting 101” with Floi Wycoco provides netizens tips on being practical and wise with money every Saturday at 10 am. Families also get to listen in on important updates and discussions on “Pamilya Talk” with Jing Castaneda every Tuesday and Wednesday at 4 pm.

One of the digital channels of ABS-CBN’s subsidiary Creative Programs, Inc., FYE features engaging livestreams daily on kumu led by Kapamilya personalities and top social media stars. Among its hit offerings are “Bawal Ma-Stress Drilon” with Ces Drilon, “Hanz Swerte, Hanz Saya” with Master Hanz Cua, comedy show “Lakas Tawa” with Alex Calleja, and showbiz talk shows “Anong Meron, Chikkaness?” “Showbiz Café,” and “Kumu Star Ka.”

Savor new recipes and learnings and have a great time on kumu via FYE Channel. Download the kumu app now using this link: and follow @fyechannel.

ShopeePay Empowers Filipinos to Embrace Digital Payments Through Cost-Saving Features

Since its launch in 2019, ShopeePay, Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet, has been providing convenience, security, and rewards and it continues to introduce features that impact the lives of FIlipinos. With the lifting of restrictions and individuals and businesses adjusting to the new normal, the preference for digital payments is here to stay. Recognizing this need and shift in consumer behavior, ShopeePay provides useful features such as ‘send money for free’ and the cheapest load up to 5GB for ₱10 this 4.4 ShopeePay Sale.

ShopeePay offers greater convenience and cost-saving rewards at the 4.4 ShopeePay Sale

From March 27 until April 6, consumers can look forward to even more rewarding perks at the 4.4 ShopeePay Sale such as zero transaction fees when sending money and the cheapest load offers. ShopeePay is also giving instant savings with exclusive free shipping vouchers and cashback promotions.

● Send money for free

To make the payments experience more rewarding, ShopeePay users can send money for free. This feature allows users to send money from their ShopeePay wallet to any bank, e-wallet, or Shopee user with zero transfer fees.

As an additional treat, new users can get up to free ₱200 when they fully verify their ShopeePay account and make their first transfer (at least P50) to any bank, e-wallet or Shopee user via ShopeePay from March 27 to April 4. Their transfer also qualifies them for the “Send, Scratch & Win” raffle promo where they can get a chance to win coins, vouchers, and earn an entry for the raffle draw of ₱100,000 weekly. For more info, visit

To send money for free from the ShopeePay Wallet to any bank, e-wallet, or Shopee user, users’ ShopeePay account must be verified.

● Cheapest load offer

ShopeePay users can avail of affordable load and data packages from major telcos. Get ShopeePay’s cheapest load offer to get up to 5GB data for only ₱10 at the 4.4. ShopeePay Sale.

On top of this offer, all users can enjoy up to 50% off on load at the 4.4 ShopeePay Sale. New users can also avail of ₱75 load for only ₱1 when they purchase for the first time via ShopeePay from March 27 to April 4.

ShopeePay also partnered with various brands to offer an alternative payment in stores. Through ShopeePay’s Scan To Pay feature, users can do contactless payment via QR code and receive 20% cashback for products and services purchased at partner merchants such as Potato Corner, Papa John’s, Gong cha, Puregold, and more. In addition, users can also get big savings when they visit “ShopeePay Near Me” on the Shopee app and purchase ₱1 Deals.

Starting March 27, users can also get up to 100% cashback on participating billers such as Meralco, Maynilad, Globe, Smart, PLDT, Cignal, RCBC, and Metrobank when they settle their bills with ShopeePay.

For more information on the 4.4 ShopeePay Sale and other attractive deals on Shopee, visit: 

ShopeePay sets milestones in digital financial services

Shopee aims to give consumers a valuable and seamless digital experience. It continues to innovate and explore new opportunities to help more consumers and merchants benefit within the ecosystem through ShopeePay.

According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), digital payments made up 20.1% of all transactions in 2020—one in five payments or a total of 910 million transactions were done online 1 . This gives a better understanding of Filipinos' growing acceptance of digital payments, accelerated by the pandemic.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Consumer lifestyles have become more digital-first; with a preference to meet their needs online not just for shopping but also for other financial transactions such as sending money, buying load, paying bills, and more. Consumers have a wide range of payment needs and ShopeePay's features aim to cater to a variety of different habits and preferences. With ShopeePay, we aim to continue helping more Filipinos access the benefits of digital payments and fulfill our mission to better the lives of individuals and businesses with financial services through technology.

Since its launch, ShopeePay's has continued to support more consumers and merchants in their digital payment needs.

● 95% increase in ShopeePay adoption in Visayas and Mindanao
● 93% increase in overall transactions
● 165% increase in load orders
● 104% increase in ‘send money’ transactions
● 550% increase in bills payment
● More than 1 million foot traffic created for merchants with ShopeePay Near Me

We are heartened by the confidence and trust consumers and merchants have placed in ShopeePay. We will continue to improve and innovate so we can meet their evolving needs,” adds Yu.

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