Saturday, July 09, 2022

Angeli Khang and Jamilla Obispo Return in Vivamax Latest Offering "Wag Mong Agawin Ang Akin"

A young woman who was dragged into prostitution at an early age and a wife who was a victim of domestic violence. Two women who suffered in the hands of men learned how to play the game. Two tough women who are linked by a secret – they share the same man. But a bigger secret is yet to explode. In an 8-part series, “’Wag Mong Agawin Ang Akin”, we follow the story of Jasmine, Christine, and Tom. From the prolific director McArthur C. Alejandre whose recent movie “Silip Sa Apoy” is one of the Top 5 Vivamax original movies that garnered over a million views.

Angeli Khang plays the role of Jasmine, a young escort who dreams to become a successful woman someday. She wants to work in the country’s top beauty company Prima Beauty and meet her idol – Prima’s big boss. 

Jamilla Obispo plays the role of Christine, the big boss of Prima Beauty. She was once a battered wife, but when her abusive husband died, she took control of the company and succeeds. Felix Roco plays the role of Tom, Prima’s marketing officer and Christine’s secret boyfriend, but when his marriage proposal was turned down by Christine, he meets Jasmine in a resort and share a passionate night.

When Jasmine makes it to Prima, their paths cross again and continue their illicit affair. What shocks Jasmine is her discovery of Tom’s girlfriend – Christine. As the two women face off, nobody wants to let go. And when Christine and Jasmine both learn about their deep connection, emotions will rise. “’Wag Mong Agawin Ang Akin” is a gripping adult drama series about a mother and her daughter and the man they both love.

Angeli Khang, who is now considered the Queen of Vivamax, plays Jasmine. After her remarkable performance in “Taya”, “Silip Sa Apoy”, and “Mahjong Nights”, all movies are included in the Top 5 highest Views of Vivamax Originals. Jamilla Obispo, who first made an impression in the 2011 erotic movie, “X-Deal”, recently starred in the talked-about sexy-thriller series “Iskandalo”. Felix Roco, whose acting prowess in “Angela Markado” won for him a FAMAS award, recently starred in the sexy thriller movies “SECRETS” and “KALIWAAN.”

In their interconnected lives, each one will make their own strategies to face challenges, survive their traumas, and fulfil their desires. 

Don’t miss the season premiere of “’Wag Mong Agawin ang Akin” on July 31, 2022, with fresh episodes every Sunday streaming exclusively on Vivamax.

Access Vivamax via or download the app and subscribe via Google Play Store, App Store, or Huawei App Gallery.

For payment thru website, you may choose from EC Pay, 7 Eleven, All Day, All Day, Pay Mongo, GrabPay, GCash, or PayMaya. For payment thru app, you may choose from Globe, Smart, GCash, Paypal, Visa, or Mastercard. For payment thru Ecommerce, you may choose from Lazada, Comworks, Clickstore, or Paymaya. For payment thru authorized outlets, you may choose from Load Manna, Comworks, Cebuana Lhuillier, Palawan Express, and Load Central. VivaMax’s cable partners are SkyCable, Cable Link, Wesfardell Connect, Fiber, BCTVI, Cebu Cable, Zenergy HD, Cotabato Cable Television Network Corporation, and Concepcion Pay TV Network, Inc.

In UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, and Qatar, Vivamax can be accessed for only AED35/month.

In Europe, Vivamax can be enjoyed for only 8 GBP/month.

Vivamax is also available in Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Brunei, Macao, Vietnam, Maldives, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada.

Indeed, Vivamax is not stopping to entertain more people across the globe!

Vivamax, atin ‘to!

Friday, July 08, 2022

“Darna: The TV Series” Official Trailer EArns 4 Million Views in Less Than 24 Hours

The official trailer for ABS-CBN Entertainment’s much-awaited series, “Mars Ravelo’s Darna,” officially dropped Thursday (July 7) night, raking in over 4 million views across social media platforms and earning praises from netizens who exclaimed the series is truly “worth the wait.”

The over 3-minute clip earned over one million views on Facebook four hours after launch and continues to generate clicks with over 3 million views in less than 24 hours after the premiere. It also has over 700,000 views on Twitter and another 700,000 views on YouTube as of writing.

The much-anticipated trailer gave a peek into Jane De Leon’s younger life as Narda, her training under her mother and First Darna Leonor, played by Iza Calzado, and her journey towards becoming the iconic Pinay superhero.

The hashtag #DarnaTrailer meanwhile immediately topped Twitter Philippines’ trending list and has continued to trend the following day. Other keywords related to the show also trended, such as Joshua Garcia, Janella and Valentina, and Iza Calzado.

Positive reactions from netizens likewise dominated social media upon the trailer’s release. Twitter user @lovemeorhateme said, “Ganda…pinaghandaan tlga… worth it sa paghihintay sa #Darna.” 

Another Twitter account, @pcspaule, posted, “Iba din ang #DarnaTrailer. Aabangan ito. Jane De Leon is perfect for the role, galing ng casting. Ang Iza Calzado, wow!

Over on Facebook, the trailer’s visuals generated praises. KPex Official said, “All the hype leading to this trailer makes sense. The cinematic visuals, the intense drama, the handsomely-choreographed action sequences, & the entire new vision of this new adaptation simply make Darna extra-ordinary.”

Netizens on YouTube also gave the trailer thumbs up and even commended the character of Narda that the trailer teased. Master Bait commented, “Narda pa lang palaban na… not the usual Narda na mahirap, mahina, may kapansanan…the modern Narda . . . And this series really gives our frontliners their time to shine!

A day before the trailer dropped, netizens similarly hailed the “Hollywood-like” Darna teaser poster for drawing heightened anticipation to the show. Dan Ramirez wrote on Facebook, “Can we talk about this Hollywood caliber poster??? ABS-CBN ate and left no crumbs???? The Darna silhouette!??? The snake foreshadowing Valentina??!!? The ruins resembling Darna’s head dress?!?!

The series, helmed by Master Director Chito S. Roño, Avel Sunpongco, and Benedict Mique under ABS-CBN’s JRB Creative Production unit, is set to premiere in August.

Meanwhile, Jane is set to take flight in TOYCON PH 2022 alongside co-stars Joshua Garcia and Zaijian Jaranilla. They will grace the last day of the event and drop “Darna’s” official poster this Sunday (July 10), 2:30 pm at the Megatrade Hall of SM Megamall.

Catch the latest updates on “Darna,” follow JRB Creative Production on Facebook and Twitter @JRBcreativeprod and on Instagram @ JRBcreativeproduction. For other news on ABS-CBN, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram

Parokya Ni Edgar’s “Your Song” Surpasses 100 Million Streams On Spotify

It seems a lot of listeners find themselves coming back to Parokya Ni Edgar’s gem of a track “Your Song” because right now, it just surpassed 100 million streams on Spotify and still continues to rack up more streams.

The song, which was off the band’s 2003 record Bigotilyo is PNE’s first song to ever hit the said Spotify milestone. Time and time again, the band has been very thankful for all the love this simple love song of theirs has been getting over the years.

What’s also surprising is the fact that “Your Song” was never released as an official single by the band during their Bigotilyo era. The song, clocking in at less than three minutes and was written and sung by guitarist Gab Chee Kee organically rose to popularity during the mid-2000s. Since the song gained massive mainstream popularity, Parokya Ni Edgar decided to include “Your Song” on their Inuman Sessions Vol. 2 setlist back in 2012. (WATCH HERE)

Likewise, Asia’s Limitless Star Julie Anne Jose was able to do a rendition of “Your Song” as it became included on her 2018 album Breakthrough. Her own version now has over 50.5 million streams on Spotify and counting. (WATCH OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO HERE)

Julie Anne’s Wish Bus performance of “Your Song” on the other hand has over 40.1 million views as of this writing on YouTube.

Continue to show your love and listen to Parokya Ni Edgar’s “Your Song” on your favorite digital streaming platforms under Universal Records.

Stream “Your Song” on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms.

5 'Madiskartips' for Aspiring Entrepreneurs in Starting and Sustaning their Business Courtesy of SKYBIZ

SKYBIZ, the business solutions arm of SKY Cable Corporation, collaborates with industry experts to bring new ideas in sustaining growth and boosting work productivity through webinars and participating in trade events.

In line with its goal to help SMEs succeed and inspire entrepreneurs to start their ventures, here are some 'madiskartips' from SKYBIZ to fulfill their dreams and sustain long-term growth for their respective businesses.

1) Think on the fly, plan accordingly

Every business owner needs to think quickly on their feet. Among the most important steps in starting a venture is to anticipate every possible scenario that may come along the way and prepare solutions for each circumstance. Thinking ahead and on the dot ensures businesses run smoothly despite setbacks and other obstacles.

Plus, planning accordingly and identifying the market will deem beneficial to attain and sustain business growth. Analyzing the next steps, hiring the right people, and observing trends would help bring your venture to greater heights from where it started.

2) Determination and passion are fuel to success

Determination goes a long way, especially in running your own business. Apart from your skillset and knowledge in the industry, willingness and passion are driving forces of each entrepreneur.

Do what you love and impart it in your day-to-day activities. If feeling burnt out due to non-stop work and thinking, take a breather and refuel your inspiration to keep going. Always look back on your humble beginnings and use them as motivation to bring your business forward in the long run.

3) Leave a good impression and a lasting impact

One of the secrets to a successful brand is how to present itself to the market. This is where crucial planning plays with creating good branding for your business. Aim to impress your consumers and clientele with your products and services. Identify their needs based on your target demographic.

With many competitors in the market, find ways on how your brand would set itself apart from established businesses. Always find an edge and use it as a tool to further establish a strong presence as one of the most reliable labels in the industry. Also, invest in continuously improving your customer service as it serves an integral role in maintaining a personal experience with consumers—further commending your brand to the rest of the public.

4) Be wary of expenses and financial options

We know how money plays the most crucial part in running a business. For aspiring entrepreneurs, relying on savings alone is not enough to open your dream venture. Determine the cost of establishing your brand, then consider researching other financial options that would help kickstart your business, from taking loans or grants to looking for the right investors.

With enough capital, you can launch a business of your own. But, it takes time for you to gain profit. In the meantime, monitor the money flowing in and out of your company or a small venture, including taxes, payrolls, utility expenditures, other useful investments, and more. Maintain a healthy mindset in organizing your finances to ensure proper cash flow in growing your business.

5) Embrace change, go digital

Contrary to the belief that change can be a risk in one's business, adapting to today's market trends and embracing new ideas can reap the rewards for your brand.

With proper research and planning, embracing change can be a breeze and would help ensure more customers are inclined to your array of products and services. Plus, in today's age, where transactions and other business activities are done online, it's never too late to invest in a reliable service provider and other solutions tools to ease the transition to digital means.

This is where SKYBIZ enters the scene, providing an array of fast, reliable, and budget-friendly internet connectivity plans that is right for your business needs and beneficial to your brand's growth.

Now with its new BIZ BB Pro Double Up promo, subscribers can fully utilize SKYBIZ's business-grade internet with boosted speeds at no extra cost. Users can enjoy seamless connectivity with their clientele, conduct online transactions with ease, and boost work collaboration, with its 100 Mbps plan now running at 200 Mbps with personalized account management and 24/7 technical support for the same price of only P2,299.

Promo runs until July 31, 2022. To subscribe, visit and just fill out the online application form for easier processing.

To know more about SKYBIZ's internet plans and promo updates, visit

Thursday, July 07, 2022

Join Sing Galing Kids’ Fun and Interactive ‘Kiddiecon’ at Vista Mall Taguig this Saturday, July 9

TV5’s Sing Galing, the country’s original videoke game show, is launching its first-ever kiddie family edition through a fun and interactive Sing Galing Kids Kiddiecon happening this Saturday, July 9, at Vista Mall Taguig.

Kids and their families are invited to join this all-free Kiddiecon full of games, treats, exciting prizes, and musical entertainment that will complete their weekend bonding experience. They will surely enjoy the activity booths and the ensuing kiddie convention, which will culminate in an entertaining show and a meet-and-greet with the Sing Galing Kids cast led by Randy Santiago, K Brosas, Donita Nose, Ethel Booba, Jona, Morissette, Gloc-9, Zendee, Mari Mar Tua, Queenay, Zendee, Yoyo and Tyronia, and more.

Kids will be “issued” an Arkidia Passport, which will be stamped as they finish the interactive booth activities. With at least 3 stamps, each kid can be given stubs to claim exciting gifts and prizes.

The five interactive booths include the SG Bida-Star Videoke Booth where the kids and their companions can experience being a Singkulit, the SG Singtoker Booth where they earn a stamp by recording and uploading a fun TikTok dance, the Arkidia Basketball Shoot Out where they need to shoot 3 hoops, the Art Booth/Coloring Station where they get to create their own genie artwork, and the Sing Galing Kids Photo Booth with Genie where they earn a stamp by taking a cool and fun photo in costume with Genie.

The fun doesn’t stop there because they also get to satisfy their cravings for free at the various food booths of Eggspert and Waffle Time. And since it’s a Kiddiecon, mommies and daddies can also have their own fun time at the Sulit TV booth where they can learn more about Sulit TV’s exciting offerings.

Come and join this fun-filled Sing Galing Kids Kiddiecon at Vista Mall Taguig this Saturday, July 9, starting at 1:00 PM. For further details, visit TV5 and Sing Galing on Facebook and Twitter.

Cut Your Spending for Everyday Transactions with your Maya Visa Card, Get Up to P200 Cashback until July 31

With oil prices going up, it's now more important than ever to find ways to make the most out of your money. Whether shopping for groceries, paying for gas, or even booking a trip, the country's only all-in-one money app Maya can help you cut your spending on everyday transactions with the new Maya Visa card until July 31.

Just use your Maya Visa virtual or physical card when paying for purchases, and you automatically get a 1% cashback (max of P200) on every transaction worth at least P800. This is a great way to maximize your budget because you know that you're always getting something back in your Maya app!

Because you're using a Visa-powered card for your transactions, you can pay with your Maya Visa card practically anywhere – even abroad. To make this deal even better, you can enjoy it with Visa's other exclusive offers to maximize your budget.

To top it all off, cashing in via Maya is completely free at over 90,000 touchpoints nationwide. This means you're only spending your hard-earned money on things that matter to you (at a lesser price, at that!) – not on unwanted cash in fees.

Getting a Maya Visa virtual card is easy as it automatically comes when you sign up for a Maya account. New users can activate it by cashing in at least P100. You can use the Maya Visa virtual card in your app for online transactions.

Meanwhile, you wouldn't want to miss having your own Maya Visa physical card! This much-coveted card looks very sleek with its black minimalist design. You can score a 25% discount when you purchase your card at and start cutting your spending. You can buy a Maya card for as low as P150 and also bundles of two or three cards for your family members and barkada to get free shipping.

You can use your Maya Visa physical card at over 100 million merchants in more than 200 countries and territories, including local stores in the Philippines. You can also use your Maya Visa physical card to withdraw funds at any Bancnet ATM.

Once you're done shopping with your Maya Visa cards, use your cashback as additional funds for your bills, buy crypto, or add it to your Maya Savings account to enjoy the unbeatable 6% interest rate. With Maya, you can enjoy the best deals and manage your funds better because it's an all-in-one money app.

Completely free to download from Google Play Store and Apple App Store, Maya combines the power of an e-wallet with new features like crypto, credit, and an innovative digital banking experience powered by Maya Bank, to allow you to spend, save, grow, invest, and master your money — all in just one app.

To know more about Maya, visit or follow @mayaiseverything on Facebook, IG, Tiktok, and YouTube and @mayaofficialph on Twitter. Join our Telegram community at for Maya exclusives.

Herlene Budol's Unmasked Her Secret to Joseph Marco in “Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask”

It’s been four weeks since “Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask” premiered on the Puregold Channel, but Sieg (Joseph Marco) has yet to see Malta’s (Herlene Budol) face hiding behind the face mask.

Will Sieg and Malta’s romance be forever stalled by the latter’s insecurity? Will Sieg’s patience wear thin? When will Malta show her ‘true self’ to Sieg? As she keeps finding excuses to delay the inevitable, sweet anticipation keeps romcom fans tethered to the outcome.

Pinchi Marie Ayangco comments, “juskkkoooo sieg at maltaaaa.. panindigan nyo yung kilig kooooo������ sa inyo na lang ako kinikilig hays����.”

Magnolia Magno chimes in: “Nkakakilig tlga silaaaa!!! Can't deny the fact that Harlene and Joseph have great chemistry!!!” Sato Margarita agrees, “Bagay sila, ang lakas ng chemistry nila. Sana magka movie sila ❤️

Beyond the strong chemistry between the two leads, viewers are also gushing about Herlene and the cast’s great acting. “Galing mo Herlene umarte, natural na natural. Bigatin pa supporting actress mo na si Ms. Mickey Ferriols.

Daisy Lavilla also enjoys the character of Madam Baby. She wrote, “Nakakatuwa nman ang nanay ni malta ��suportive mother..������

Looks like fans of “Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask” are kept hooked on the show through delayed gratification. They all eagerly anticipate the release of each new episode, wondering what’s in store for our heroes Malta and Sieg.

Watch for the “great face reveal” in the forthcoming episodes of “Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask,” showing on Saturdays, at 7 PM, on the official YouTube Puregold Channel.

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

Globe At Home Beefs Up Ecosystem, Partners with discovery+ for Entertainment Content Bundle

Globe At Home is leveling up its entertainment content bundle by throwing in a free three-month subscription to discovery+ so GFiber UNLI plan subscribers can indulge in their favorite shows.

This is on top of access to Viu, Amazon Prime Video, and HBO GO for three months offered with the plan. The special package is available to those who will subscribe to any GFiber plan.

discovery+ is the definitive non-fiction, real life entertainment subscription streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery. The service offers nearly 30,000 episodes of popular franchises such as “Ghost Adventures” and “Naked and Afraid”; exclusives and originals like “Johnny vs Amber” and “Love In The Jungle”; and current and classic hits like “MasterChef” and “Shark Tank,” plus so much more!

It gives subscribers unlimited access to premium content from iconic brands including TLC, Asian Food Network, HGTV, Food Network, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and more.

In addition, Globe At Home subscribers can access top true crime content from Investigation Discovery, including “Evil Lives Here,” and “Signs of a Psychopath.”

We continue to beef up our video on demand partners to serve our customers better. We have also just released our new GFiber plans so our customers can choose the product that best fits their lifestyle,” said Janis Racpan, Head of Globe At Home Product Marketing.

GFiber is Globe At Home’s answer to the growing consumer demand for a fast, stable, and reliable internet experience. Fiber is better for data transmission over long distances, can carry higher bandwidth, and is immune to interference.

Globe At Home recently launched new GFiber Plan 1699 which fortifies the fiber experience of customers with speeds of up to 150Mbps. It also offers GFiber Plan 2499 with speeds of up to 500Mbps.

Both plans include an entertainment bundle and free doctor consultations for 3 months via KonsultaMD. It covers 24/7 and unlimited teleconsultations, no appointment needed. Talk to a licensed doctor from the comfort of your home. Customers may claim their free access via the Globe At Home app.

GFiber Plan 2499 also offers a free landline with unlimited calls to Globe and access to VIP hotline.

This is part of Globe’s efforts to provide greater accessibility to Filipinos in line with its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development.

Globe expects to sustain its 2021 capital-intensive expansion and modernization program by earmarking P89 billion to construct new cell sites, upgrade existing sites to 4G/LTE, and accelerate the rollout of 5G and fiber-to-the-homes this year.

To learn more about Globe, visit

Rings of Horror in "The Black Phone" starring Ethan Hawke Showing in Philippine Theaters on July 20

The ringing horrors of the late 70s come alive in the terrifying coming-of-age movie "The Black Phone" starring Ethan Hawke, Mason Thames and Madeleine McGraw.

Based on the award-winning short story by (legendary horror author) Stephen King’s son, Joe Hill from his New York Times bestseller 20th Century Ghosts, The Black Phone follows 13-year-old Finney (Thames), who is abducted by an infamous child abductor and serial killer known as The Grabber (Hawke) in a small town in northern Denver. Locked in the killer’s basement, Finney discovers that he can hear the killer’s previous victims through a disconnected black rotary phone on the wall.

Director Scott Derrickson shares on how the film came about, reminiscing on how he learned about the story. “I happened to stumble into a bookstore around the time the book came out. At the time, I didn’t know who Joe was, let alone that he was Stephen King’s son. I stood in the bookstore and read this short story and thought, ‘Wow, this guy is great.’ It was only about 20 pages long, but I thought the concept was fantastic and such a good idea for a movie. I never forgot about it.

The inspiration for the tale came from a specific memory from Hill’s childhood. “I grew up in Bangor, Maine, in a very old house,” Hill says. “There was a phone in the basement that wasn’t connected to anything, and I found that phone creepy and unsettling. It didn’t make sense for a phone to be in a basement with a dirt floor and crumbling concrete walls. As a kid, the worst thing I could imagine was that phone ringing.”

The Black Phone also delves into the traumas and dangers of being a kid growing up in the ’70s and ’80s. Kids had a lot more freedom back then, which made them a lot more susceptible to danger, but also kept kids on their toes. For Hill, the recreation of that era in the film proved particularly vivid and personal. For Gen Xers, children of the ’70s, this was a time without anti-bullying initiatives, where, for boys in particular, learning to defend oneself against mean kids was considered a normal rite of passage. “My earliest memory up until high school was the violence of the neighborhood that I lived in,” Derrickson says. “The primary feeling that I remember having as a child was fear. I was the youngest kid on the street full of bullies.

Released by Universal Pictures International, set your alarms and watch The Black Phone in local cinemas nationwide starting July 20. Rated R13 by the MTRCB (only 13 years old above can watch in cinemas).

Wednesday, July 06, 2022

Francine Diaz is the New Face of Gen-Z's Favorite Local Makeup Brand 'Careline Cosmetics'

Careline Cosmetics, the sought after local Gen-Z makeup brand has just announced popular and multi-talented young actress, Francine Diaz as the newest face of the brand.

Careline’s Brand Manager, Natasha Chua, reveals that when they were looking for an endorser that could proudly represent the brand, Francine’s name kept showing up in the polls. And according to Chua, it made sense as “she [Francine] is one of the top leading stars of her generation, and is a great inspiration and influential figure to other young people.”

However, aside from star power and a reputable character, it was also important for Careline that the new endorser actually knew the brand. Francine turned out to be a perfect fit too, in that regard. Because Francine admits that not only was she aware of the brand, but she is actually an avid Careline user and customer as well.

I remember during first year high school ko, dun ako nagstart magkaroon ng interest sa makeup, and Careline talaga yung ginamit ko,” shares Francine. In fact, in one of her media interviews, she mentions that the first ever beauty product she owned and purchased was the Careline Lip & Cheek Tint

Francine literally grew up with the brand, stating that she continues to use Careline until now. Her all-time favorite, in particular, is the Careline Oil-Control Blush On in Peach Glow. Francine adds, “I am very happy kasi yung ni-loo-look-up kong makeup brand before, isa na akong endorser niya.”

Chua says that Careline as a beauty brand is fun, energetic, and never boring. “While Francine often plays sweet and innocent characters in most of her shows, her looks are very versatile and reflective of the brand’s slogan #BetterThanBasic!” 

Additionally, Chua mentions, “Like the brand, Francine is exciting to be with. She is full of energy and adaptive. We can’t wait for Careline’s brand followers and Francine’s fans to see the different looks we did with Francine during her Careline shoot!

Watch out for new innovations and product launches from Careline and more materials featuring Francine Diaz.

Careline Cosmetics is available in Watsons, Mercury Drug Stores, Robinsons Dept Stores and Supermarkets, SM Dept Stores and Supermarkets, Alfamart, Waltermart Dept Stores and Supermarkets, Puregold, Gaisano Group of stores, Prince Warehouse, among other leading retail stores nationwide!

Here are Marian Rivera’s Top 3 Tips for Homemakers + Her Shopee Home Essentials You Need to Checkout this 7.7

Upgrading your home isn’t always easy. And with having so many options but with limited time and budget, sprucing up each space can be a challenge. But take it from Shopee Primetime Queen and hands-on homemaker Marian Rivera, whose tips on home design and budget-friendly must-haves will help guide you as you do home improvements without breaking the bank:

  • Always set a budget

Even with her current superstar status, setting a budget for everything is still an important aspect for Marian especially when buying her essentials for home and living. And just like most of us, Marian also looks out for the best deals on Shopee! As for her tip to new homeowners? Marian shares: “Always look for a peg. In that manner, mas makikita mo kung ano yung kailangan mong bilhin, kung anong kulang. [Always look for a peg. In that manner, you’ll see exactly what you need to buy and what’s still missing.]”

And for 7.7, you can maximize your budget and enjoy shipping discount vouchers, 10% off daily, and ₱49 deals and below when you add-to-cart and check out your home must-haves at the 7.7 Mid-Year Sale. You can also score a variety of ₱7 deals every 15 minutes at 12-1PM and 8-9PM during the Lightning Flash Hour Sale this 7.7 Mid-Year Sale. To know more about these amazing deals, visit the Lightning Flash Hour Sale page on Shopee.

Want to get an idea on what to check out this 7.7? Here are Marian’s recommended swak sa budget home items to add to your essentials:

Too much clothes but not enough space? This Hanging Closet Organizer is a lifesaver thanks to its multiple pockets perfect for small items. You can also hang this either inside your closet, in the bathroom, and even in your laundry area. Maximize every bit of space in your home with the help of this Wall-mounted Rotatable Hook and easily mount it anywhere without damaging your walls. Avoid spilling your toothpaste products with the help of this Automatic Toothpaste Dispenser, which also serves as a toothbrush storage to keep your sink neat and tidy. Organize your grocery items with the help of this Refrigerator Storage Box, which has a space-saving design that makes stocking up supplies easier and more convenient.

  • Know your priorities when it comes to decorating your home

Known for her multiple roles both on and off screen , the most important role Marian considers is being a mom to her kids, prioritizing everything that they need. “Mahilig kasi ako mag-ayos-ayos sa bahay lalo na pag walang ginagawa. Syempre first thing na kinoconsider ko is ang safety ng mga anak ko. Syempre bata, maligalig, mahirap namang makatabig-tabig sila or malapit sa disgrasya so I always make sure na kid-friendly ang mga gamit at ayos namin sa bahay. [I love decorating everything in our house especially when I’m not busy. Whenever I decorate, the first thing I consider is the safety of my kids. Since they’re kids, they’re very active and prone to accidents so I always make sure to have a kid-friendly home design.]”

If you’re like Marian who keeps things safe and sound at home, then better consider these budget-friendly and kid-friendly items on Shopee:

Have a go-to tumbler you bring everywhere? This Protective Bottle Sleeve has a non-slip, anti-scratch, and anti-collision surface to keep your tumbler protected at all times. Make use of this Multipurpose Bath Ladle for your daily home tasks including watering the plants, washing ingredients in the kitchen, or even for your next bath time session with the kids. Avoid cluttering harmful items kids can reach with the help of this Under Desk Organizer, which you can also use for your home office setup. Prevent any accidents in the kitchen with the help of this cute Cartoon Bottle Opener, safe to use in opening bottles and jars with ease.

  • Choose convenience when shopping for your home necessities

Marian is an avid shopper, and Shopee is her go-to source for all things home essentials. On what she usually buys, Marian shares: “I am very fond of kitchenwares; mga ingredients ng kung anu-anong niluluto ko, lalo na minsan of course may mga ingredients na mahirap hanapin sa grocery, so sa Shopee agad ako magchecheck. [I am very fond of kitchenwares; some ingredients are hard to find in the grocery, so I immediately check Shopee for those.]”

Want to make things hassle-free while cooking? Better add-to-cart these affordable items to have a more enjoyable time in the kitchen:

If you love cooking just like Marian, then go for this Condiments Organizer to help keep your spices in place in an aesthetic way. Make cooking a fun and safe experience with these non-slip Silicone Oven Gloves, which you can use to hold and transfer hot objects. Replace your plastic containers with these Sealed Jar Containers, which come in different sizes where you can store extra ingredients and food items. Always keep your cooking station spotless clean with this quick drying Multipurpose Kitchen Towel, which you can also use on kitchenwares.

This 7.7 Mid-Year Sale, don’t miss out on ShopeePay-exclusive load deals, shipping discounts and bills payment cashback vouchers. Thinking of purchasing these home essentials? Make sure to check out with ShopeePay if you’re just like Marian who puts importance on convenience and budgeting. Access rewarding perks when shopping, as well as exciting deals when you buy load, pay bills, and send money with ShopeePay. Be updated with the latest promos by following ShopeePay’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

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

“A Family Affair” Showcases Beauty of Masbate, Excites Viewers, Trends Online

ABS-CBN Entertainment’s newest family drama series, “A Family Affair” generated social media buzz when it premiered Monday (June 27) for its puzzling storyline and showcasing the beauty of Masbate.

The series starts off with the Rodeo competition in which Paco (Gerald Anderson) shows his skills as the Rodeo King, while Cherry Red (Ivana Alawi) prepares for the town's fiesta. Cherry's strong and principled character was highlighted when her aunt (Ana Abad Santos) asked her to use her charm and be with one of the Estrella Boys.

She stood by her principles and schooled her aunt that they need to value their worth as women. "Wala po akong presyo, pero halaga meron, lahat tayo may halaga," said Cherry Red.

The first episode also showed how she was adopted by the Estrella family and her past relationship with Dave (Sam Milby). Viewers can look forward to how Cherry deals with the return of Dave from his stay in Manila and Paco's persistent feelings for her.

Netizens lauded the show on social media, commending Star Creatives, its stars, thought-provoking plot and beautiful location, which caused the #AFamilyAffair to trend on Twitter Philippines.

@JanKeerBee said, "A Family Affair is a fresh of breath air sa primetime. I like how they started the story. Kaagad may palaisipan sa atin. This is not your typical family drama. Kudos to the writers!#AFAStrippingNow"

"This is not a Latin’s Telenovela, This is a Philippines' Teleserye. Kudos Team #AFamilyAffair for this wonderful show & successful pilot episode. Been thrilled by waiting on this. I have something new na aabangan ulit gabi gabi. Pilot episode pa lang pero exciting na. #AFAStrippingNow," @iamangelofactor commented.

@IamNotthatScary tweeted, "The series is taking its time. Slow but satisfying build up, intrigues are simmering, and there is mystery in every character. I'm loving how it's allowing the picturesque beauty of Masbate shine. The shots look cinematic and sweeping. A powerful pilot, overall!#AFamilyAffair"

Dive into the intense episodes of "A Family Affair," weekdays, 9:20PM on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, Jeepney TV, TFC IPTV, and TV5. Viewers can also watch it in advance on iWantTFC.

LG Philippines Takes Flight With Its New Line of Powerful and Most Technologically Advanced Monitors

LG Philippines unveiled its new lineup of monitors and showcased its newest, powerful and most technologically advanced monitors yet, in a Top Gun-themed event hosted by Andrei “Dreister” Felix.

According to Sungjae “Airboss” Kim, Managing Director for LG Philippines, the company remains committed to innovating and enhancing its monitor line-up to adapt to the needs of its consumers. He added, “We’ve made great strides to elevate the user-experience of our monitors - from adapting to flexible workstations and upgrading our systems with new generation gaming standards.”

Meanwhile, the country’s most influential gamers, creatives and content creators attest to the power, image quality and versatility of LG’s latest monitor line-up.

Actor, TV host and #FitGamer, Eric “Eruption” Tai enjoyed the immersive race car gaming set-up during the event featuring the 32GQ950 OLED Monitor. He said, “The contrast is just amazing with the bright whites and the deep, dark blacks. It provides a truly immersive experience whether you’re gaming for hours on end or just relaxing and bingeing on series and movies. And, it’s also equipped with HDMI 2.1”. 

Eric was joined on stage by Jane Pactoranan - Business Development Manager and she further explained that the LG UltraGear 32GQ950 boasts a 4K resolution on a 32-inch Nano IPS display alongside a rapid 144Hz refresh rate (O/C 160Hz) and swift 1ms (GtG) response time. It also has a VESA certified DisplayHDR 1,000 which means this display should offer a dynamic contrast with brighter whites and deeper blacks and up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness.

Just the same, “PBA Ironman” LA Tenorio was impressed with LG’s marquee monitor, the 48GQ900 OLED, due to its size and impressive image quality. Equipped with the award-winning OLED technology with self-lit pixels, the 48GQ900 OLED monitor boasts of its immersive display and quick response time, ensuring its compatibility with next-gen consoles. The self-lit pixels also help keep response time incredibly fast according to Janille Umali, B2B marketing communications officer. The massive display of the monitor is designed to provide a better viewing experience like no other. It has anti-glare and low reflection technology built-in, ensuring that there are no distractions and you only focus on your game. This, of course, also helps reduce eye strain when used for long periods of time. Just like LA himself as one of the country’s formidable basketball pointguard, this monitor is as fast as they come. It has a 0.1 ms response time and 120hz speed. It can even be overclocked to 138Hz if you really want to push the envelope. This high speed reduces ghosting in games and helps objects render clearly and makes everything smooth and fluid. It has an ultra slim design that you can wall mount, or display in your living room, game room, or anywhere else. It also comes with its own remote control. When it comes to sound, this is no slouch either. It comes with two 20w speakers built-in. LA can chat with his teammates and gaming friends with 4-pole headphone outs and you can even be more immersive with the use of virtual 3D surround sound with DTS:Headphone X.

Gaming content creator, Myrtle “MyrtleGail” Sarrosa, was particularly drawn towards the 29WP500-B 29-inch, 21:9 UltraWide monitor saying, “What I love about this monitor is that even if ideally pang work siya, sobrang bilis pa rin for gaming.” 

She was joined by Ryan Nulud, IT monitor, Sales and Marketing Manager and demonstrated how the monitor’s wide field of view is perfect for working from home or home learning. You can easily manage textbooks, lectures, conversations and searches in a single view and turn the wide screen into your favorite online classroom. The space is wide and expansive. It enables you to work with reports at a glance with datasheets and slides side by side without repeat Alt-tabbing. It also comes with AMD Free Sync and Dynamic Action Sync, which helps gamers by providing seamless, fluid movement in hi-resolution and fast-paced games. It virtually reduces screen tearing and stuttering.

Myrtle and Ryan was later joined by Gab “Viper” Valenciano, who is a tech geek and an avid LG monitor fan. He has been using LG monitors in his own studio for years now and was so ecstatic to try the LG UltraGear 32GN500 monitor with a flight simulator set-up to simulate a realistic Top Gun environment. He was thoroughly overwhelmed by the image quality and clear details that the LG UltraGear 32GN500 provides. “Aside from the solid features, the design is killer as well. It’s virtually borderless and looks good anywhere you put it, whether in the living room or your man cave. Two thumbs up for me.” He also noticed that blurring and ghosting is almost non-existent that he always thought was normal and unavoidable. Thanks to the monitor’s speed, you get fast and smooth gameplay. The ​165Hz Refresh Rate and 1m MBR helps smoother gameplay, reducing blur and ghosting. It also has NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync Premium for clearer, smoother and faster movement.

LG Philippines also reaffirmed its commitment to help the community through its products and technologies through a large donation-in-kind of 30 LG UltraGear 32GN500 monitor units to the Naval Air Wing of the Philippine Navy which they can use in their Operating Squadron Offices and Flight Briefing Stations, Command and Control Center, Operations Center, flight simulation rooms to display lectures, flight deck videos, flight performance briefing and debriefing, active weather information, flight monitoring information to further capacitate them in their performance of duties during Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance, Airborne ISR and Humanitarian and Disaster Response missions.

Naval Aviators of the Naval Air Wing, Philippine Fleet, led by Capt. John Ronald Mangahas, PN (GSC) with LG Electronics Philippines’ managing director, Sungjae Kim (center).

The LG 2022 monitors are now available in your favorite authorized retailers and LG’s official flagship stores in Lazada and Shopee. You may follow LG Philippines’ social media pages or visit their official website at for more updates.

About LG Electronics Inc. 

Life's about more than having the latest technology, rather, it's about the experiences technology creates that impact our lives. LG Electronics Philippines delivers consumer electronics through top-of-the-line home entertainment, home appliances, and air solution products that prepare Filipinos for their greatest moments. 

LG promises to bring "Innovation for a Better Life" nationwide - from Luzon, to Visayas, and Mindanao. 

For more details, follow @LGPhilippines on Facebook and @LGPhilippines on Instagram. 

LG products are available in all authorized dealers nationwide both in-store and online. Visit for a complete list of our retail partners. 

You can also visit LG's Official Flagship Stores in Lazada and Shopee.

Alex Diaz Searches for Spark in Black Sheep's First Philippine Boy Love Dating Games Show "Hello Searcher"

Alex Diaz is saying hello to the possibilities of finding his spark in Philippines' first boy's love dating game show, "Hello Searcher," produced by Black Sheep.

In his Tiktok account, Alex shared that even if he has been trying to create visibility in genderless love and bisexual people for years, by doing this show, people who are encountering the same situations as him feel understood.

"I love disrupting and jumping at any opportunity to create representation in our beloved conservative Filipino industry. Somewhere out there, there is a little boy or old man, who never had someone to look up to on TV who sees this and feels seen. That is always a win in my book," said Alex.

Helping Alex in the online show is the first Miss Trans Global, Mela Habijan, who will serve as the host or the 'Mother Sparker.'

In "Hello Searcher," six lucky searchees will go through exciting virtual challenges and games until one searchee remains.

Viewers can be part of the first boy-love dating game show through the Sparks Call, an audition for the show’s searchees. The online audition is open to all male Filipinos living in the Philippines or abroad but willing to travel in the country, 21 years old and above, and must be able to understand Filipino. To audition, fill out the online form and send their audition videos through

What are you waiting for? Time to find that spark and shoot your shot as one of Alex Diaz’s six searchees.

Join Alex and the six searchees in "Hello, Searcher," part of the Made For YouTube shows starting this August. 

Watch it soon on Black Sheep’s YouTube Channel.

Geek out at TOYCON Philippines 2022 Powered by SMART Signature

Smart Signature, the postpaid brand of mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc., is powering the much-anticipated return of TOYCON at the SM Megatrade Halls from July 8 to 10, with exclusive perks for subscribers.

Known as the biggest gathering of toy collectors and aficionados in the country, TOYCON 2022 is a mega celebration of pop culture with a grand showcase of toys, games, movies, cosplay, anime, and collectibles, graced by top toy creators, artists, designers, studios, and celebrities.

Get a chance to take home limited edition QUICCS toys

As one of the highlights of the TOYCON 2022, Smart Signature ambassador and world-renowned Filipino artist and toy designer QUICCS is set to launch a new line of his trademark TEQ-63 toys in the beloved Voltes V style, done in partnership with TOEI Co. Ltd.

New Smart Signature subscribers can get the much-coveted chance to win one VoltesTEQ, or win one of five limited edition Shotaro TEQ5G toys, when they enter the raffle upon successfully subscribing to a Smart Signature Plan+ at the Smart TOYCON booth or the Smart Store at SM Megamall.

For subscribers who want to dip their toes into the Non-fungible Tokens (NFT) universe, Smart Signature is hosting an NFT Talk with Chairman, CEO and CTO of BYC Inc. (Bayanichain) and Founder of Hacktiv Colab Inc. Paul Soliman to talk about the basics of NFT and the fast-growing NFT Community. He will also be joined by QUICCS, who will dish out insider scoop on his NFT game BulletPunk BitWars. NFT artworks proudly made by Filipinos will also be featured in a digital exhibit at the Smart Signature booth at TOYCON.

Aside from joining Smart Signature’s TOYCON 2022 activities, participants can expect to have a blast at the Creator’s Alley, the Artist Alley, Cosplay Competition, Pinoy Pop Culture Icon Awards, Collector’s Gallery, Toy Art and Toy Customizing competition, and the ToyClick and CosClick photography contest, among others.

Own your universe with Smart Signature Plans+

Smart Signature’s partnership with TOYCON 2022 is part of its thrust to empower subscribers to own their universe and live out their passions powered by the country’s fastest 5G mobile network, as cited by Ookla.

Goal slayers can take their careers and passions to the next level with a Smart Signature Plan+, which comes with Unli 5G for 12 months on the latest 5G devices and wearables, Unli AllNet Texts, Unli AllNet Calls including landline, Netflix subscription throughout their contract, and free six months subscription to Apple Music.

Know more about the Smart Signature Plans+ that suits your lifestyle at

The Hottest, Brightest Kapamilya Stars Kick-Off Star Magic's 30th-Anniversary Concert Tour "Beyond the Stars" at the Resorts World Manila

Join some of the brightest and hottest Kapamilya stars as they headline Star Magic's 30th-anniversary concert "Beyond the Stars" on July 23 (Saturday) in the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila. 

Gear up for an evening filled with 'Tatak Star Magic' performances from Kim Chiu, Carlo Aquino, Charlie Dizon, Andrea Brillantes, and Maymay Entrata. 

Feel the 'kilig' from two of the hit loveteams of the generation today, Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano and KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad. 

The celebration continues with more astounding vocal treats from BGYO, Janine Berdin, AC Bonifacio, SAB, Lian Kyla, Angela Ken, Kyle Echarri, and Gigi de Lana. Eric Nicolas and Shanaia Gomez will serve as the hosts of the said concert. 

For three decades, Star Magic has been bringing its household artists closer to our fellow Filipinos in the US and other parts of the world. Don't miss the opportunity to see the said Star Magic stars stage shows at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York on August 6, at the Warfield Theater, San Francisco on August 12, and at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles on August 14 for the first time in two years since the pandemic started. 

This is your chance to get up close with your favorite Kapamilya stars. For those interested to watch the US shows live, visit to avail tickets. Meanwhile for the Manila Leg, call SM Tickets (02) 8470 2222. For more updates, follow Star Magic's official social media accounts. 

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