Saturday, June 04, 2022

Sparkle GMA Artist Center Stars Play for “GMA NCAA All-Star Basketball Game” on June 5 Live on GTV

GMA Network and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) bring some of the country's hottest celebrities and student-athletes together in the exciting court action "GMA NCAA All-Star Basketball Game" happening this Sunday (June 5), 3PM at the FilOil Flying V Center and simulcast on GTV.

It's the collision basketball fans should not miss as student-athletes from the ten-member schools of NCAA and Kapuso artists try to battle it out on court to determine who will prevail between Team Heroes and Team Saints.

Leading Team Saints is NCAA Season 97's MVP-Rookie of the Year Rhenz Abando of the Colegio de San Juan de Letran. Abando will be joined by his fellow Letran Knight cager Brent Paraiso; San Beda University Red Lions Ralph Penuela and Yukien Andrada; University of Perpetual Help System DALTA Altas Kim Aurin and Jielo Razon; De La Salle-College of St. Benilde Blazers Will Gozum and Prince Carlos; and San Sebastian College-Recoletos Golden Stags Ichie Altamirano and Ammar Cosari.
Adding more star power to team Saints are the Kapuso celebrities Rocco Nacino, Paul Salas, Gil Cuerva, Pancho Magno, Jose Sarasola, and Kirst Viray.

Up for the challenge are the players of Team Heroes bannered by Arellano University Chiefs Kai Oliva and Gelo Sablan; Emilio Aguinaldo College Generals Allen Liwag and Ralph Robin; Lyceum of the Philippines University Pirates Mac Guadaña and Enoch Valdez; José Rizal University Heavy Bombers JL delos Santos and Marwin Dionisio; and Mapua University Cardinals Warren Bonifacio and Paolo Hernandez.

Joining them in the squad are Kapuso actors Jason Abalos, Mavy Legaspi, David Licauco, Mark Herras, Ervic Vijandre, and Luis Hontiveros.

Expect hard court action and fun games with the special participation of other surprise guests. Viewers should also catch the performances from Hannah Precillas, Jessica Villarubin, and Mariane Osabel, and Zephanie Dimaranan.

"We would like to invite everyone to watch our postseason exhibition game this Sunday, June 5, and root for Team Saints and Team Heroes," said NCAA Season 97 Management Committee Chairman Manuel Raymund Castellano, Jr. of De La Salle-College of St. Benilde. "Our student-athletes are excited to play with their fellow varsity players from other schools. Add to this is the presence of their Kapuso celebrity idols so expect a very intense yet fun game this Sunday. We would like to thank GMA Network for making this possible and to our guest artists for taking the time out from their busy schedule," he added.

"The success of the NCAA Season 97 Men's Basketball tournament will not be possible without the support of all the NCAA fans and Kapuso viewers. Allow us to thank you through this special treat – the 'GMA NCAA All-Star Basketball Game' – featuring some of the league's best players going up against our favorite Kapuso artists," said GMA Regional TV and Synergy First Vice President and Head Oliver Victor Amoroso. "While this is a friendly competition, expect an intense basketball battle like no other as the Saints and Heroes are out to prove who are kings on the court."

The 'GMA NCAA All-Star Basketball Game' will be anchored by Synergy Sports host Martin Javier. Joining him are sports analyst Martin Antonio and guest analyst Jerry Codiñera.

Hosting the program are Synergy Sports host Anton Roxas and NCAA Game On host Sophia Senoron.

Don't miss the 'GMA NCAA All-Star Basketball Game' on June 5, airing live on GTV at 3 PM.

Friday, June 03, 2022

BIG REVEAL! Joseph Marco is Herlene "Hipon Girl" Budol's Leading Man in Puregold Channel's Series "Ang Babae Sa Likod Ng Face Mask"

A brand-new love team is set to deliver kilig and laughs in an upcoming online series. 

Herlene Budol and her leading man Joseph Marco star together in “Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask,” a 13-episode romantic comedy series conceptualized with Puregold, produced by award-winning filmmaker Chris Cahilig, and directed by critically-acclaimed Victor Villanueva.

Popularly known as “Hipon Girl,” Herlene’s wit and charm makes her the ideal leading lady for this hilarious and heartwarming new show. Playing opposite her in her first ever leading role, television heartthrob Joseph Marco, known for his onscreen credits on “Sabel,” “Honesto,” “Pasion de Amor,” and “Wildflower.”

Napaka-exciting na opportunity ang ibinigay ng Puregold sa akin,” Herlene gushes of. “Gusto ko ipakita sa lahat ng followers at Hiponatic supporters ang kakayahan ko bilang isang leading lady.

At the same time Herlene proudly addresses her co-star and what he brings to the table as well. “Sobrang lucky ako na kasama ko si Joseph Marco para sa show na ito. Siyempre, you always want to work with the best, kaya ang saya ko talaga noong nalaman ko na si Joseph Marco ang leading man ko.

Ang exciting talaga,” says Marco of his role. “I’m super honored that Puregold chose me to the leading man for the show. It’s been an absolute joy working with Herlene, and I think the viewers will be able to feel how much fun we had working together through the screen.”

Indeed, the pairing of Budol and Marco crackles with chemistry in the upcoming series. “Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask” tells the story of Malta, played by Herlene Budol, a 25- year-old cashier. Malta works hard to support her mother, Madam Baby, portrayed by seasoned actress, Ms. Mickey Ferriols.

One day at work, Malta meets the handsome but unlucky in love Sieg, played by Joseph Marco. It’s love at first sight for Sieg, who is mesmerized by Malta’s eyes. What unfolds is the story of how Malta and Sieg find love and overcome their doubts and insecurities, and break the negative cycles of their past.

Ang classic ng kwento,” says Budol. “Nakakakilig, nakakatawa, lahat ng gusto mo sa isang series, meron kami rito.”

“Ang Babae…” is the latest in Puregold’s online series that take inspiration from classic Filipino TV of the past decades. As such, it’s sure to spark the warm sensations of both nostalgia and renewed discovery as viewers come to fall in love with both Herlene Budol’s Malta and Joseph Marco’s Sieg.

Puregold marketing manager Ivy Piedad adds, “The ever-present face mask is now a symbol of hope and self-love for our lead in this new series. And we hope to entertain a large number of viewers online especially given the Pinoy’s fondness for light, romantic comedies.”

Expect laughter, tears, and so much more from the “Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask”. Stream the digital series for free on YouTube Puregold Channel every Saturday, 6PM, beginning June 11, 2022.

For more updates, like on Facebook, follow @puregold_ph on Instagram and Twitter and subscribe to Puregold Channel on YouTube.

Thursday, June 02, 2022

"The Script: Greatest Hits Tour 2022" Live in Manila on September 23 at the Mall of Asia Arena

The Script are thrilled to announce that they are coming back to Asia and bringing their Greatest Hits Tour 2022. The Irish pop-rock trio will be performing in Manila on Friday, September 23 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Presented by Wilbros Live and Midas Promotions.

The group will be touring in celebration of their Tales From The Script album, a compilation of their biggest hits and fan favorites from their six studio albums so far. The album highlights classic cuts from the trio’s stellar catalogue, including the UK #1 smash ‘Hall of Fame’ (featuring and chart-topping hits ‘The Man Who Can’t Be Moved’, ‘For The First Time’, ‘Superheroes’ plus the new single ‘I Want It All’. It also includes landmark moments and staples of their live show ‘Breakeven’ their debut singles ‘We Cry’ and ‘Rain’.

Their last studio album release Sunsets & Full Moons marked the band’s sixth #1 in their home country and fifth #1 in the UK, with more than 143-million streams worldwide. Sunsets & Full Moons adds to the remarkble tally of the band’s achievements of the preceding 11 years: five platinum-selling albums, 6 billion streams, 30 million singles sold, 11 million albums sold, 13 million monthly Spotify listeners and 2 million tickets sold across headline shows globally.

Tickets to "The Script: Greatest Hits Tour 2022" in Manila will go on-sale beginning June 11, 10AM at and all SM Tickets outlets nationwide. 

For more updates, follow @WilbrosLive on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.

Mas Mura Sa Shopee! Check Out These A-Z Items at ₱66 Deals on Shopee 6.6 Mid-Year Sale!

Discover a variety of items from A to Z on marked down deals as low as ₱66 in time for the Shopee 6.6 Mid-Year Sale

Aside from shopping for these Mas Mura Sa Shopee* ₱66 deals, you can also avail of shipping discount vouchers, 10% off vouchers, and so much more on 6.6.

With products to help upgrade your home and living experience, spruce up your wardrobe, and even inspire you to pick up new hobbies, here’s a list of exciting ₱66 deals from A to Z that you should add to cart now and checkout on 6.6:

A is for the Aux USB Adapter that lets you charge your phone while enjoying your favorite tunes.

B is for the Baseus Hanging LED Table Lamp that can illuminate your workspace at home.

C is for the Cartoon Animal Door Stopper that comes in adorable animal designs such as a wide-eyed cat or a lazy bear.

D is for the pink Dried Flower Jelly Lipstick that provides long-lasting moisture for a more luscious pair of lips.

E is for an Essential Oil Diffuser that gives off a relaxing aroma coming from its beech, walnut, rosewood or teak finish, perfect for your every mood.

F is for the Fashion Boutique Crop Top that will keep you stylish and comfortable when you’re out and about.

G is for the Guitar Thumb Finger Pick you can use for jamming on your acoustic or electric guitar to help you dish out some awesome riffs.

H is for the Howbone Cat Snacks that’s a great catnip treat for your furry friends.

I is for the Indoor Non-Slip Slippers to wear at home, making lounging around extra relaxing and comfortable.

J is for a brand-new pair of Jogger Pants completing your trendy streetwear and athleisure outfits.

K is for a K-Pop Photocard Holder to have all your valuable K-Pop photo cards of your bias safe and secure.

L is for Lovito’s Casual Rib Tank that can be a closet staple for fashionistas who want a piece that’s simple and flattering.

M is for a MetroSunnies Speclace to keep your face mask and glasses on you at all times.

N is for a Newborn Handprint & Footprint Ink Pad that will preserve precious memories with your child.

O is for OhMyHoney’s Soft Powder Blusher that gives you a natural looking blush all day long.

P is for a Posture Corrector Humpback Support that has breathable fabric and helps reduce shoulder and back pain.

Q is for Queen Square Loafers that can be dressed up or dressed down for whatever occasion.

R is for a Refrigerator Organizer that is lightweight and sturdy to neatly stock your fresh produce and leftovers at home.

S is for a Stainless Steel Stud Earring that can bedazzle your #OOTD.

T is for Tala by Kyla’s - Stay Collection that lets you feel like the prettiest person in the room whenever you wear these accessories.

U is for a UV Toothbrush Disinfection Rack that ensures you have a clean and sterile toothbrush each time you use it.

V is for a Versatile Leather Belt to accentuate your look and be styled in a variety of ways.

W is for a Waterproof Travel Organizer that keeps all your items intact and safe from any mishaps.

X is for X9 Bluetooth Earphones that have built-in DSP audio processing system, to eliminate noise as you listen to your music uninterrupted.

Y is for Yarn Knitting Sewing Needles that are ideal for crochet and sewing hobbyists.

Z is for the Zircon Two-layer Adjustable Ring which you’ll love as a gift for yourself or your loved ones.

Play Shopee Words for daily prizes and use ShopeePay for a rewarding mid-year celebration this 6.6

As shoppers checkout their best A to Z items and count down the days leading up to 6.6, Shopee introduces its newest game that will entice app users to solve fun word puzzles while they shop. “Shopee Words'' is the latest in-app game that lets users take home daily prizes including ShopeePay credits, Shopee coins, Shopee vouchers, and brand new gadgets when they correctly solve daily puzzles.

And as a special 6.6 Mid-Year Sale treat, players will get a chance to take home big prizes, including an iPad 8th Gen when they play and solve Daily Puzzles until June 5. For 6.6 itself, players will get a chance to win up to ₱55,000 via ShopeePay by clearing 5 levels daily in Classic mode when they play from June 6-11. 

To know more about Shopee’s newest game and daily prizes, visit the Shopee Words page.

Make your shopping even more sulit with ShopeePay, Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet. This 6.6, checkout these amazing A to Z deals and more with ShopeePay to get up to 66% cashback! Looking for more bargains? On June 6, score awesome discounts with exclusive ₱6 deals from various brands and scan to pay via ShopeePay’s partner merchants like Potato Corner, National Bookstore, and Ultramega. To add to the mid-year excitement, ShopeePay has also launched ShopeePay Ang Pao—a new and exciting way to send money for free to multiple recipients, perfect for sending gifts during special occasions. Join the “Double Ang Pao'' promo to get a chance to double your money.

For more exciting surprises, visit and follow ShopeePay’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

To know more about the upcoming 6.6 Mid-Year Sale, visit the 6.6 Mid-Year Sale page onShopee.

“Elvis” Movie Shakes Up Cannes Festival with a 12-Minute Standing Ovation

The stars (led by Austin Butler and Tom Hanks) and filmmakers (led by director Baz Luhrmann) of Warner Bros.’ “Elvis” were out in full force at the movie’s gala premiere in Cannes Film Festival, where the film received a 12-minute standing ovation - the longest at this year’s event.

Check out the images below from the daytime photocall and evening red carpet events for “Elvis” in Cannes. 

Don’t miss the film only in theaters across the Philippines starting June 22.

About “Elvis”

ELVIS is an epic, big-screen spectacle from Warner Bros. Pictures and visionary, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks.

A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Butler) story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).

Starring alongside Butler and Hanks, award-winning theatre actress Helen Thomson plays Elvis’s mother, Gladys, Richard Roxburgh portrays Elvis’s father, Vernon, and DeJonge plays Priscilla. Luke Bracey plays Jerry Schilling, Natasha Bassett plays Dixie Locke, David Wenham plays Hank Snow, Kelvin Harrison Jr. plays B.B. King, Xavier Samuel plays Scotty Moore, and Kodi Smit-McPhee plays Jimmie Rodgers Snow.

Also in the cast, Dacre Montgomery plays TV director Steve Binder, alongside Australian actors Leon Ford as Tom Diskin, Kate Mulvany as Marion Keisker, Gareth Davies as Bones Howe, Charles Grounds as Billy Smith, Josh McConville as Sam Phillips, and Adam Dunn as Bill Black.

To play additional iconic musical artists in the film, Luhrmann cast singer/songwriter Yola as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, model Alton Mason as Little Richard, Austin, Texas native Gary Clark Jr. as Arthur Crudup, and artist Shonka Dukureh as Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton.

Oscar nominee Luhrmann (“The Great Gatsby,” “Moulin Rouge!”) directed from a screenplay by Baz Luhrmann & Sam Bromell and Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce and Jeremy Doner, story by Baz Luhrmann and Jeremy Doner. The film’s producers are Luhrmann, Oscar winner Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss. Toby Emmerich, Courtenay Valenti and Kevin McCormick executive produced.

A Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation, A Bazmark Production, A Jackal Group Production, A Baz Luhrmann Film, “Elvis” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. 

 t is set to release in theaters in the Philipines beginning 22 June 2022.

Join Now! Smart GIGA Arena Kicks Off "Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Street League" Team Tournament

Players and fans of the widely popular mobile game Mobile Legends: Bang Bang can now unleash their skills and take it to the next level as Smart kicks off a series of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Street League tournaments on its all-in-one esports platform, GIGA Arena at

Running from May to December, the series of tournaments is open to all players at all skill levels, giving participants a chance to win from a Php 50,000 prize pool.

To join, players need to visit, create an account, and avail any GIGA GAMES promo to earn tickets that will be used to register to the tournaments.

Registration runs until May 27 for the first open qualifiers happening on May 28. For succeeding tournaments, visit

Empowering Filipino Gamers

Smart GIGA Arena’s series of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang tournaments is in line with its long-standing support for Philippine esports to cultivate the passion, skill, and talent of Filipino gamers.

Aside from organizing the country's biggest esports events and backing Filipino esports athletes, Smart also supports gamers with relevant data offers and services, such as the enhanced GIGA Games, a data-packed offer that enables Filipinos to play their favorite games, such as Mobile Legends.

Smart Prepaid and TNT subscribers can conveniently register to GIGA Games via the GigaLife App, which is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei Mobile Services. Customers may also avail of GIGA Games by dialing *123#.

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Smart subscribers enjoy leveled-up gaming experiences powered by fastest 5G mobile network according to Ookla, the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence.

Ookla declared Smart as the country’s fastest 5G mobile network and the winner of its Speedtest Awards™ for Q3-Q4 2021 with a Speed Score of 201.95. Its closest competitor posted a Speed Score of 116.08.

Know more about how Smart enables subscribers to level up their gameplay by visiting

BGYO, BINI Join Popular K-Pop Girl Group Red Velvet in "Be You" Benefit Show on July 22

P-Pop sibling groups BINI and BGYO continue to be unstoppable in highlighting Filipino talent as they are set to perform at the upcoming “Be You” benefit show on July 22 (Friday) at the Mall of Asia Arena.

BINI’s Aiah, Colet, Maloi, Gwen, Stacey, Mikha, Jhoanna, and Sheena and BGYO’s Gelo, Akira, JL, Mikki, and Nate will appear at the event, which was described as an “extraordinary celebration for people with special needs.”

Presented by the In Purpose International Training Institute Inc. (IPITI), “Be You: The World Will Adjust” will also feature popular K-Pop girl group Red Velvet along with other local artists to be announced soon. Details on how to purchase tickets are yet to be posted.

A week before the “Be You” event, both BINI and BGYO are likewise set to showcase their talent alongside other P-pop groups at the highly-anticipated Tugatog Filipino Music Festival happening on July 15 (Friday) also at the MOA Arena.

Meanwhile, BINI is set to premiere a new series on BINI Official YouTube channel tonight (May 19) at 8PM dubbed “BINI Roadtrip Adventures,” where the members will go around and reintroduce various places in the country like Binondo, Intramuros, Luneta, and National Museum in Manila, Pateros, Marikina, and Baguio while also going on food trips, taking on challenges, and performing.

The boys of BGYO have also had their hands full recently as they performed at the mall show for “He’s Into Her” season 2, where they sang the theme song “Best Time.” BINI Mikha, who stars in the series as Elle, likewise performed at the show where other BINI members went to support her first solo stint.

Catch BINI and BGYO at the “Be You” event happening this July 22 (Friday), 7PM at the Mall of Asia Arena! For updated, follow BINI_ph and BGYO_ph on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and subscribe to the groups’ respective YouTube channels BINI Official and BGYO Official.

Rewind of Julie Anne San Jose's “Limitless, A Musical Trilogy" Streams This Saturday, June 4

This Saturday, June 4, relive the musical experience of the 2022 New York Festivals TV and Film Awards Silver World Medal Winner as GMA Synergy offers limited tickets for “Limitless, A Musical Trilogy Rewind” featuring ‘Breathe,’ ‘Heal,’ and ‘Rise’- with no commercial breaks.

It all started with Julie Anne San Jose wanting to share her journey with her beloved fans, giving birth to her three-part virtual concert Limitless: A Musical Trilogy.”

Ticket buyers can purchase their tickets via

The trilogy produced by GMA Synergy – creatively directed by Paolo Valenciano with Myke Salomon as the musical director – took Julie to experience the charm of Mindanao and “Breathe,” then went to the picturesque Visayas to “Heal,” and finally came home to bustling Luzon to “Rise.”

Limitless did not only feature Julie’s story as the singer, songwriter, dancer, multi-instrumentalist, and actress but it created a deeper appreciation of the Philippines' enchanting music and colorful heritage. It also inspired the rest of the world to keep their fire of hope burning.

When the pandemic hit, the whole world stopped. But like every other artist, it takes a step forward to find purpose, to feel alive again. So, I embarked on this journey with my team from Mindanao, to Visayas, and to Luzon – it has reignited the fire within me. I have found myself, I am whole again,” shared Julie.

The homegrown Kapuso artist is happy that more people will get the chance to join her in her journey. “Limitless: A Musical Trilogy Rewind’ is perfect for this cuddle weather! Watch it with your friends, family, or your special someone at sabay-sabay tayong mag "BREATHE, HEAL and RISE," she added.

Through Limitless, we saw how Julie was able to open herself up more to the public: who she is beyond being a singer, songwriter, dancer, multi-instrumentalist, and actress. We got to know her different facets and learned more about her passions. And we all love her even more because of this journey,” said GMA Regional TV and Synergy First VP Oliver Victor Amoroso. “On June 4, we invite everyone to relive this journey with us–this time with no intermission or commercial break. Just pure bliss being in the front row of Julie’s beautiful journey and self-discovery,” he added.

Limitless also showcased the talents of Kapuso stars close to Julie’s heart including Rayver Cruz, Christian Bautista, Jong Madaliday, and Jessica Villarubin.

Last month, viewers showed their warm support to Julie’s unforgettable journey during the three successive Philippine TV airing of her highly-successful concert on GMA.

For May 15, the ‘Limitless: A Musical Trilogy’ Part 1: Breathe on GMA' recorded 2.5 percent people rating in NUTAM (National Urban TV Audience Measurement), beating its counterpart on TV 5. This was followed by another win the following Sunday (May 22) with ‘Limitless: A Musical Trilogy’ Part 2: Heal on GMA' getting 2.5 percent NUTAM people rating. And last May 29, ‘Limitless: A Musical Trilogy’ Part 3: Rise on GMA' also won with 2.5 percent people rating. May 15 and 22 ratings are based on official readings, while the May 29 rating is based on overnight ratings.

Relive. Rewind. Watch. Don’t miss ‘Limitless A Musical Trilogy Rewind on June 4’ streaming starts at 7 p.m. with Breathe, Heal at 8:30 p.m., and Rise at 10 p.m.

For tickets, visit

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Wednesday, June 01, 2022

"Mano Po Legacy: Her Big Boss" Big Finale feat. Big Twist, Happy Ending Airs on Thursday, June 2

After weeks of touching hearts and spreading good vibes, GMA Network and Regal Entertainment’s hit primetime series “Mano Po Legacy: Her Big Boss” comes to an end.

The heartwarming program follows the story of a headstrong woman, Irene Pacheco (Bianca Umali), who tries to balance her career and romantic life. She was set to marry her longtime perfect boyfriend, Nestor Lorenzo (Kelvin Miranda), until her feelings changed after meeting her big boss, Richard Lim (Ken Chan).

But is there a chance for a happy ending between Richard and Irene? Or will she fix her complicated relationship and settle down instead with Nestor?

Aside from their love triangle, Kapuso viewers are also intrigued with the previous episode where Raven (Teejay Marquez) accused Irene of being involved in the Gold Quest anomaly. Will she be able to prove her innocence?

How can Irene stand up against Elaine (Marina Benipayo) and Princess (Sarah Edwards), who belittle her? Is there anything else that she can do to manifest her true intentions and prove that she is not after the wealth of Richard?

As the series concludes tomorrow, the successor of Lim’s family business will also be unveiled - will it be Richard or Raven?

Don’t miss these revelations on the finale of “Mano Po Legacy: Her Big Boss” – under the helm of director Easy Ferrer – this Thursday (June 2), 9:35 p.m. after Bolera on GMA Telebabad.

Monday, May 30, 2022

Watch Lady Gaga's Music Video for "Top Gun: Maverick" OST "Hold My Hand"

The music video of “Hold My Hand,” Lady Gaga’s new original song for Paramount Pictures’ “Top Gun: Maverick” is now online. Check it out below and watch the film May 25 in theaters and IMAX across the Philippines.

The song is written and produced by Lady Gaga and BloodPop, with additional production from Benjamin Rice.

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”.

Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

Directed by Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick stars Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis with Ed Harris.

The film is written by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, based the characters created by Jim Cash & Jack Epps, Jr. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie and David Ellison.

Top Gun: Maverick is distributed in the Philippines by Paramount Pictures through Columbia Pictures. Follow us on Twitter at; Instagram at and YouTube at

Sunday, May 29, 2022

KZ Tandingan Releases Ethereal Music Video for "Winning"

KZ Tandingan brings an out of this world visual in the newly released “Winning” music video.

Produced by YouMeUs MNL, the music video showcases the Asia’s Soul Supreme in her own world with her own dance group accompanying her.

“Winning” is KZ’s second international single written by Grammy-nominated producer DJ Flict and Grammy-winner TxTHEWAY and released under Tarsier Records.

“One Music Live” Returns Featuring Performance from Gigi De Lana, Jordan Andrews, and Shanti Dope

For the first time since the pandemic, One Music PH relaunches its long-running online live music show series “One Music Live,” featuring the performances of Gigi De Lana, Jordan Andrews, and Shanti Dope.

Following the release of her debut album with The Gigi Vibes band and their “Domination” concert series, Gigi renders a fresh performance of Roselle Nava’s “Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita” on “One Music Live.” The pop-rock diva’s impromptu take on the song served as one of her most memorable vocal turns and even sparked the “Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita” vocal challenge.

Meanwhile, “Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10” celebrity housemate Jordan gives a fresh acoustic spin to Sam Concepcion’s megahit “Diwata,” which was originally used for the Miss Universe Philippines 2021 pageant. Jordan is one of the celebrated singers in his batch on “PBB” and has performed multiple times on “ASAP Natin ‘To.”

Young rap phenom Shanti Dope also graces the “One Music Live” stage with fellow young rap prodigy HELLMERRY with a performance of their collab “Loaded”—which bears the pulse of today’s hip-hop fans by tackling their lifestyle fantasies. At 21, Shanti is already an accomplished artist, having received various awards and over 200 million streams on YouTube with hits "MAU," "Nadarang," and "Amatz," which was even used in an episode of Marvel's “Falcon and the Winter Soldier” series.

“One Music Live” has featured a long, eclectic list of artists such as IV of Spades, Ben&Ben, Typecast, Silent Sanctuary, Hale, December Avenue, Callalily, Janine Berdin, Kitchie Nadal, and a whole lot more.

More artists such as Keiko Necesario, Benedix Ramos, Cesca, Janah Zaplan, Jikamarie, Juan Thugs, and Matthaois are expected to appear in the future episodes of “One Music Live,” which is part of ABS-CBN’s “Made For YouTube” projects.

Watch the performances of Gigi, Jordan, and Shanti on “One Music Live” via One Music PH's official YouTube channel! 

For more updates, follow @OneMusicPH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit

Smart Boosts Signature Plans+ with 12 Months of UNLI 5G

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is bringing a universe of possibilities at the fingertips of subscribers as it has boosted its Signature Plans+ with 12 months of UNLI 5G - the only offer of its kind in the market today.

From the initial six months of UNLI 5G that came with Plan S+ to L+, the all-new Smart Signature Plans+ now offer 12 months of UNLI 5G, enabling subscribers to immerse in their passions and explore more possibilities powered by no less than the country’s fastest 5G mobile network.

Aside from UNLI 5G, all Signature Plans+ also come with other unlimited features for a truly empowering and worry-free postpaid experience, including UNLI AllNet Calls, UNLI AllNet Texts, UNLI Landline Calls, ensuring that users stay connected all the time.

For unlimited enjoyment, all Signature Plans+ also come with a Netflix Mobile Plan valued at P149 per month valid throughout the contract, so subscribers to stream thousands of award-winning shows, series, and more, anytime, and anywhere. Moreover, subscribers who have an existing Netflix subscription can also enjoy P149 off their current Basic, Standard, or Premium Netflix subscription.

All Signature Plans+ also include six months’ worth of Apple Music subscription enabling users to listen to over 90 million songs on the go.

New subscribers can sign up for Smart Signature Plans S+, M+, and L+ and enjoy 12 months of UNLI 5G for only P999, P1,499, and P1,999 per month, respectively. On the other hand, those who want UNLI 5G throughout their 24-month contract can sign up for Plan XL+ for 2,499 per month. All these offers are valid until July 31, 2022.

Simply your universe

“As the only postpaid plans in the market with 12 months of UNLI 5G, all Signature Plans+ are best positioned to enable our subscribers to reignite their drive for success and pursuit for greatness,” said Richard N. Dimagiba, Vice President, and Smart Postpaid Marketing Head.

With UNLI 5G of Signature Plans+, goal slayers and trailblazers have all they need to achieve more in their career or passion, and simply move from good to great - whether it’s about being more productive at work, expanding their business, or pursuing higher studies to unleash more of their potentials.

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Smart has also relentlessly pushed the 5G revolution in the Philippines, deploying around 7,200 5G base stations around the country.

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Anji Salvacion Wins “Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10"

“Ang Singing Sweetheart ng Siargao” Anji Salvacion from the Celebrity Kumunity emerged as the Big Winner of the “Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Kumunity Season 10” of ABS-CBN in an emotional Big Night held in front of the "PBB" house on May 29.

Anji edged out the other Big 5 housemates to become the season’s victor and winner of P2 million with 40.42 percent of the combined save and evict votes.

As she received her prize, Anji thanked her supporters for bringing her to victory.

First of all, I want to really say thank you to God for giving me this opportunity and for giving me this biggest blessing in life. It's not the title but it is how people trusted me. That's my biggest, biggest blessing. How people look up to me...Tagumpay ang plano,” she said.

Her mother, Melisa Gorbulev, also expressed her gratitude to those who voted for Anji, “Salamat sa sumusuporta sa anak ko. Thank you for believing in her.”

Isabel Laohoo of the Adult Kumunity placed second with 18.20 percent to win P500,000 followed by Samantha Bernardo from the Celebrity Kumunity (16.28 percent), who received P300,000.

Completing the season’s finalists were Rob Blackburn from the Teen Kumunity (4.01 percent) who got P200,000 as the 4th Big Placer, while Celebrity Kumunity’s Brenda Mage (1.19 percent) went home with P100,000 as the 5th Big Placer.

Anji’s road to the Big Night and the Big Winner title was not easy after being nominated for eviction numerous times during the Celebrity Edition, which kicked off the season on October 16 last year. Moreover, her family in Siargao was also affected by Super Typhoon Odette while she was still inside the house.

However, these did not stop her from improving herself as she used her gifts in singing and songwriting and her determination to succeed in each of Kuya’s tasks and challenges to win the hearts of the people and become part of the Celebrity Kumunity Top 2 alongside Alyssa Valdez.

Anji continued to show grit and persistence as she and fellow Celebrity housemates Samantha Bernardo, who replaced Alyssa, and comeback housemate Brenda Mage managed to snatch the first three slots in the Big 5.

Welcoming Anji and the rest of the Big 5 outside the “PBB” house where hosts Bianca Gonzalez, Robi Domingo, Enchong Dee, Melai Cantiveros-Francisco, MayMay Entrata, Sky Quizon, Richard Juan, and Kim Chiu, together with other “PBB” Kumunity housemates and ex-housemates from other seasons of the iconic Kapamilya reality show, which aired on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live, TFC, iWantTFC, and Kumu. The Big Night also featured guests Bamboo, KZ Tandingan, Ez Mil, Jeremy Glinoga, Sab, Nene Tamayo, as well as BINI, BGYO, and the loveteam of Andi Abaya and Kobie Brown.

This is the second season of “PBB” in partnership with Kumu, the largest social entertainment app in the Philippines, which has helped the program bring joy and inspiration to Filipinos and deliver a new and unique experience to viewers during the pandemic.

Watch the highlights of the Big Night and other episodes of “PBB Kumunity Season 10” on the Pinoy Big Brother YouTube channel and “PBB” social media accounts on Twitter and Kumu (@PBBabscbn), and Instagram and Facebook (@PBBabscbntv).

The Much-ANNEticipated Return of Anne Curtis on “It’s Showtime” Trends Worldwide

Anne Curtis made her much-anticipated comeback on the popular ABS-CBN noontime show “It’s Showtime” with a captivating production number and became a top trending topic worldwide.

Anne expressed her joy at reuniting with her “It’s Showtime” family after more than two years of absence. She said, "Happy ako na nandito ulit ako, pero sabi ko nga baby steps. Alam kong nandyan naman kayo para suportahan ako.”

The “Pambansang Diyosa” performed her rendition of Arianne Grande’s “Break Free” to the delight of viewers and received a rousing welcome from her co-hosts who expressed how much they missed her.

Vhong said, “Na-miss ko ‘yung pagiging makulit, yung pagiging sosyal niya. Na-miss naming yung ganda at seksi ni Anne.”

Ogie Alcasid and Kim Chiu, the newest additions to the show, shared with Anne what they look forward to being with her in the program.

Ogie shared, "Now that you are a mother, I look forward to hearing your stories asI have many children myself. There is no doubt we will share stories about our children and I'm excited to hear your views as a mother.

Kim admitted that she has been following Anne's Instagram stories. She said, "You know that I always leave comments on your IG stories. I'm so happy that now I can personally tell you my reactions personally with feelings, emotions, and facial expressions."

Vice Ganda then revealed that he is happy now that their family is gradually becoming complete and hints at Jhong Hilario's return,as well.

Don't miss the excitement and fun on "It's Showtime" on A2Z, Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, ABS-CBN Entertainment's YouTube channel, and Facebook page, as well as on the iWantTFC app (iOS and Android) Outside the Philippines, it is also available on cable and IPTV via The Filipino Channel.

ABS-CBN and Viu Partnership to Bring Philippine Adaptation of Hit K-Series "Flower of Evil" Worldwide

ABS-CBN and Viu, PCCW’s leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service, announced today the expansion of their partnership to adapt the hit South Korean thriller drama "Flower of Evil" in 16 markets across Asia, the Middle East and South Africa. This much- anticipated series is the first Viu Original Adaptation from the Philippines which stars Lovi Poe and Piolo Pascual. It will stream simultaneously on Viu 48 hours before its domestic television broadcast.

ABS-CBN Entertainment’s Chief Operating Officer for Broadcast, Cory Vidanes, and Viu Philippines’ Country Manager, Arianne Kader-Cu, shared their excitement for the series, which will be Lovi’s first Kapamilya teleserye since joining ABS-CBN and Piolo’s first drama series after four years.

Ms Arianne said, “Testament to our commitment to bringing the best premium Asian entertainment to Viu-ers, we are happy to work with ABS-CBN once again to bring the Philippine adaptation of Flower of Evil to all of Viu’s 16 markets. This latest offering puts Filipino talent front and centre in the way we do storytelling, supported by a powerhouse cast and a world-class production team.

Ms Cory said, “Our partnership with Viu on the local adaptation of Flower of Evil is a major milestone for ABS-CBN Entertainment. This is an opportunity for us to showcase excellent Filipino content and talent to the global audience in the 16 markets of Viu.

She added, “Our local adaptation of the Korean hit love story Flower of Evil, a compelling and powerful narrative on love for family, search for truth and justice, is the unanimous choice to open our regional partnership with Viu.”

Flower of Evil is currently in production and is scheduled to premiere soon. It follows the thrilling story of a man who successfully changes his identity in order to hide his scandalous past. He then marries a police detective, who will later on be tasked with investigating an unsolved serial murder case that will lead her back to him. The show also stars Agot Isidro, Edu Manzano, Denise Laurel, Joross Gamboa, Joem Bascon, Epy Quizon, Rita Avila, Jett Pangan, Pinky Amador, Joko Diaz and JC de Vera.

ABS-CBN and Viu’s collaboration strengthens their vision and commitment to bringing premium Asian entertainment to more viewers worldwide. The partnership kicked off early this year, with the streaming of ABS-CBN’s hit drama series The Broken Marriage Vow on Viu.

Download the Viu app on the App Store, Google Play, and select smart TVs, as well as on the web at

Shopee Kicks Off the 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale with “Mas Mura Sa Shopee” Deals for Filipino Shoppers

The mid-year is the perfect time to reward ourselves and recharge for what's to come in the second half of 2022. 

Shopee treats more Filipinos to a memorable mid-year shopping experience at the 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale

To kick-off the mid-year sale, shoppers can look forward to “Mas Mura sa Shopee”* deals and enjoy ₱66 deals all day, shipping discount vouchers, and 10% off daily when they add-to-cart and checkout from May 27 to June 8.

Score “mas mura sa Shopee”* deals as low as ₱66 at the 6.6 - 7.7 Mid-Year Sale

As shoppers fill up their Shopee carts with their favorite finds, they can also discover “Mas Mura Sa Shopee”* [It’s cheaper on Shopee] deals with low-priced items that are guaranteed to make their haul worth every peso.

With 6.6 just around the corner, take your pick from the following items at only ₱66 that fit your everyday lifestyle.

Stay warm during cold nights with a stylish button down cardigan. Want to cook with ease? consider this multi cooker hot pot to be your helping hand in the kitchen. Upgrade your storage space with a multifunctional shoe rack organizer, which keeps your favorite pairs neat and orderly.

Say goodbye to wrinkled clothing with this handheld steam iron, which you can use either at home or on your next trip. Improve your gaming experience with these noise cancelling gaming headphones, giving you that high quality sound without sacrificing comfort. Beat the heat when you buy this anti-heat portable clip electric fan, a compact, trendy item that lets you chill comfortably while being on-the-go. Be sure to check out these deals quickly as they’ll be on limited stocks on 6.6.

Shopee launches a new in-app game in time for 6.6

Shopee is giving you more reasons to enjoy the 6.6-7.7 Mid-Year Sale with the launch of its new in-app game. The game will be available to play on the Shopee app on June 1, where users will be treated with daily prizes including ShopeePay credits, Shopee coins, Shopee vouchers, and the latest must-have gadgets when they play and win!

Here’s a little hint on this fun new game from Shopee: it will be about connecting different letters in order to solve puzzles! To know more about Shopee’s latest game and its official name, you can visit the Shopee Prizes page from May 30-31. You also get the chance to take home an iPhone 12 or an Instax Mini when you correctly guess the name of Shopee’s new game.

Shop with up to 66% cashback and send money for free using ShopeePay

This mid-year celebration is made even more special with ShopeePay, Shopee's integrated mobile wallet that allows you to conveniently pay for your purchases and settle transactions with no hidden fees. With ShopeePay, you can send money to any bank, e-wallet or any Shopee user for free and save more with cashback promos for bills payment, as well as cheap mobile load and data offers.

Here are some ShopeePay offers users can check out during the 6.6 -7.7 Mid-Year Sale:

  • From May 29 to June 1, join ShopeePay’s QR Code Giveaway and get the chance to win up to ₱50,000.
  • On May 30, get free ₱100 when you send money for the first time using ShopeePay (valid for new users).
  • On June 6, get up to 66% cashback when you check out using ShopeePay.
  • On June 6, check out “ShopeePay Near Me” to enjoy ₱1 and ₱6 deals from partner merchants ranging from food & beverage outlets, lifestyle brands, and more!

To know more about the 6.6 - 7.7 Mid-Year Sale, visit the 6.6 Mid-Year Sale page on Shopee.

"Running Man Philippines" Cast Reveal: Kokoy De Santos, Glaiza de Castro, Ruru Madrid and Other Sparkle Stars

Running Man Philippines,” GMA Network's adaptation of South Korea’s longest-running variety show “Running Man,” has revealed its full cast last Friday, May 27 comprised of Sparkle GMA Artist Center stars Glaiza de Castro, Mikael Daez, Ruru Madrid, Kokoy De Santos, Buboy Villar, Lexi Gonzales and Angel Guardian.

“Mga Kapuso, ito na ang pinakahihintay ninyong #RMPhCastReveal! 😉

Meet Glaiza De Castro, Ruru Madrid, Lexi Gonzales, Kokoy De Santos, Angel Guardian, Buboy Villar, and Mikael Daez, #RunningManPH's official cast! Ano, tama ba ang mga hula n'yo? 😏

We can't wait to run with you! See you soon, Runners! 🏃‍♂️." posted on the show's official Facebook page.

“Running Man Philippines” is co-produced by GMA Network and the South Korean television network SBS. A premiere date for “Running Man Philippines” is yet to be announced as of this writing.

The original “Running Man” first aired back in 2010. It stars Yoo Jae-suk, Ji Suk-jin, Kim Jong-kook, Haha, Lee Kwang-soo, Song Ji-hyo, Yang Se-chan and Jeon So-min.

Big Reveal! Ken Chan Talks About His ‘Quaranfling’

Versatile Kapuso actor, singer, host, entrepreneur Ken Chan bares his feelings during the quarantine with his newest single under GMA Music titled ‘Quaranfling,’ a follow-up to his 2019 hit song “1 Like”.

The "Mano Po: Her Big Boss" lead actor said that the song is a love story that was written during the height of the pandemic. “It’s a love story na nabuo during the pandemic. Na-miss ko talagang kumanta but because of GMA Music, nabigyan po ako ulit ng opportunity na magkaroon ng bagong single na ‘Quaranfling.’ Kaya I’m very thankful and blessed na ang GMA Music ay nakaisip ng ganito kagandang konsepto at ganito kagandang kanta na I’m very excited to share with all of our Kapuso listeners at sa lahat ng supporters ko. For sure, marami ang makaka-relate rito dahil sa title pa lang, alam mo na agad kung ano ang kwento.”

While everything is pretty much back to its old ways, the government even relaxes the safety protocols, and covid cases are continuously going down, Ken believes that the song remains relevant these days.

Alam natin na maraming nabuong pagmamahalan while we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nakita natin na in spite of what’s happening ay may magagandang bagay pa rin na nangyari sa buhay natin. May silver linings na nangyari tulad ng time and love na nagawa ko ulit for myself, for my family, and for a special someone. So, itong bagong single ko, hindi lang ako ang naka-experience nito, maraming tao ang naka-experience nitong Quaranfling.

‘Quaranfling’ is written by Lolito Go Jr. and is now available for streaming and download on Spotify, iTunes and various streaming platforms worldwide.

Kylie Padilla Sets to Win the Hearts of Televiewers with Her Primetime Comeback via Sports-Oriented Series "Bolera"

What’s a woman’s place in a male-dominated sport?

She's a trailblazer - one who challenges the norms of the society and shows the world that women can also excel in a man's world. Beginning May 30, GMA Entertainment Group sets out to prove that women can rise to the top and become champions with hard work, skill, and pure talent in its newest primetime series, Bolera.

Starring multi-talented Kapuso actress Kylie Padilla in her much-awaited showbiz comeback, she steps into the role of Joni, a billiard prodigy who is gifted with visual and spatial intelligence.

I'm so happy na ito yung naging comeback show ko kahit hindi ako marunong mag-billiards. Nung sinabi sa akin na kaliwete si Joni, I took the challenge, I said okay, let's go, let's try. Mahirap siya nung una kasi I'm a right-handed person. I took everything into account, I trusted na kaya natin ‘to. Nung pinapanood ko naman ang ganda! Thank you everyone for helping me to get the character right, to get the form right. Sobrang saya ko! I'm so proud of this show talaga.” says Kylie.

At a young age, Joni was taught to play the sport by her father who was a former billiard champion. After being accused of cheating, her father’s career ended but it never hindered her from learning and becoming a master herself. But when her father died, it was up to her to support her family; playing billiards was suddenly the last thing on her mind.

But dreams have a way of catching up with us, and Joni suddenly finds herself returning to the sport she first fell in love with. Now older and wiser, she meets stronger opponents and faces bigger problems rooted in circumstances that happened to her family years ago. And with every fall, she stands up taller and comes back stronger. She is determined to win, and will do everything to do just that. Joining Kylie in the series are two of the of the Network’s brightest stars.

Rayver Cruz takes the role of Miguel, a handsome and competitive billiard prodigy who will eventually become Joni’s opponent; and Jak Roberto is Toypits, Joni’s neighbor and childhood friend who has always had feelings for her.

Making the series more interesting is a stellar roster of artists composed of Gardo Versoza as Marco “Cobrador” Santos, a billiard master who has no qualms resorting to underhanded tactics just to win; Joey Marquez as Freddie Roldan, a seemingly grumpy man who will become Joni’s mentor in the sport; Al Tantay as Joma, Joni’s father and a former billiard champion; and Ms. Jaclyn Jose as Tessa Fajardo, Joni’s loving mother who will do anything for her family.

Also starring in this original series are Via Veloso as Marla, the owner of the billiard bar that Joni works at; Sue Prado as Roma, Toypit’s mother who will unravel a dark secret; David Remo as Tres, Joni’s supportive brother; Ge Villamil as Kikay, Tessa’s close friend; Luri Nalus as Pogi, Cobrador’s sidekick.

Bolera is proudly presented by an outstanding team lead by GMA Entertainment Group SVP Lilybeth G. Rasonable; VP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy; AVP for Drama Helen Rose Sese; Program Manager Dennis Joi K. Bentulan; Executive Producer Arlene D. Pilapil.

The series would not be possible if not for the creative minds of Creative Director Aloy Adlawan; Content Development Consultant Ricky Lee; Creative Consultant Denoy Punio; Head Writer Des Garbes-Severino; Concept Creator J-Mee Katanyag; Writers Benson Logronio, Nehemiarey Dallego, J-Mee Katanyag; Brainstormer Louize Al-Shehri.

All scenes, creative processes, and executions for the series are with the guidance of Ms. Rubilen Amit, Bolera’s Script Consultant and Johann Chua and Geona Gregorio, Game Consultants and trainors of Kylie Padilla.

Bolera is under the helm of esteemed directors Dominic Zapata and Jorron Lee Monroy.

Join Joni as she conquers the male-dominated world of billiards in Bolera, rolling out weeknights beginning May 30, 8:50 p.m. after First Lady on GMA Telebabad.

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