Saturday, August 27, 2022

Five New Superheroes Come to Light in Action Sci-fi Series ‘EROS’ to Stream on ANIMA’s Youtube Channel

Generations of superheroes have come and gone in the history of Philippine shows, each leaving a distinct impact and legacy among viewers.

This year, ANIMA, one of the creative business units of tradigital entertainment company KROMA Entertainment, adds a fresh batch to this super roster as it gears up for the launch of a new superhero-themed series.

As the go-to resource for daring and creator-focused content, ANIMA unveils five new superheroes who will alter the course of mankind in the show ERO, which will kick off via ANIMA's official Youtube channel this month. Its first three episodes will drop, fittingly, on August 29, National Heroes Day. Succeeding episodes will air every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

In the 10-episode series directed by Joel Ferrer and Miko Livelo, five random misfits from a superhero academy become unlikely superheroes as they discover their "useless" powers. Bannered by Gabbi Garcia as Malaya, Markus Paterson as Titan, Alex Diaz as Asher, Anikka Camaya as Hazel, and Dylan Ray Talon as Biboy, they will personify the powers of contact destruction, immortality, time travel, super richness, and illusionism.

As seen in its riveting trailer, the ERO crew will train on harnessing their abilities for the greater good while also learning the fundamentals of controlling them. In their quest to conquer villains and confront challenges, they will strive to surpass the greats that have come before them, and seek their place in greater heights.

"In order to maintain our efforts of breaking into the new era of entertainment, our desire is to keep expanding our portfolio by filling every possible category and genre with fresh, original material that only the talents and creatives of ANIMA can deliver," said ANIMA Managing Director Bianca Balbuena. "We're very thrilled that we will be able to show Ero to a wider audience for free through our youtube channel. This is for all school misfits. You are your own superhero!"

ANIMA continues to claim recognition for its numerous platforms that deliver sensational and groundbreaking content be it in film, podcasts, or video production. With ERO, the creative studio further reinforces its formidable presence in the entertainment industry.

Follow @AnimaMNL on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and Tiktok, for live updates and information on all its contents.

About KROMA Entertainment

Kroma Entertainment is a TraDigital Entertainment company passionate about creators, talent, content and technology. Its nine brands form a unique ecosystem that work as one to bring together its varying perspectives and points of view to create something new, special and trailblazing.


Anima is a Philippine-based entertainment studio under Kroma Entertainment, composed of dedicated storytellers with expertise in film and series. Whichever story that moves you, makes you laugh, makes you cry, inspires, informs, or empowers you – count on ANIMA to represent and be present in every facet of Filipino life.

iWantTFC's "Lyric and Beat" Showcases the Artistry and Charm of a New Generation of Filipino Talent

Following more than a two-year hiatus triggered by a nagging global pandemic that caused a near hibernation for a lot of artists in the entertainment world, millions of fans around the world have grown very curious about what and who’s new in the industry.

For millions of Filipino entertainment fans overseas, there is a hunger to experience both fresh and familiar artists and the current body of work that they are offering.

iWantTFC, the leading global Filipino streaming platform, unveiled a most welcome response with the launch this month of its first original music series called, “Lyric and Beat”.

Starring a new generation of young talent from Star Magic, the talent management arm of ABS-CBN that has produced in the last 30 years many of the biggest Filipino superstars, “Lyric and Beat” offers the viewers a front seat to the most electrifying vocal and dance numbers ever seen in a Philippine on-screen musical.

The new series is generating vibe comparisons to modern on-screen (big or small) musical classics like "Glee", "High School Musical", and "Pitch Perfect" -- all with school settings and a compelling array of unique characters involved in a challenging song and dance competition, and family and romance drama.

Viewers are already raving about the first three episodes and have gotten “LSS” (last song syndrome) over songs that have been given a fresh twist such as “Tara Tena (Let’s Go),” “Kabataang Pinoy (Filipino Youth),” “Hindi Kita Iiwan (I Will Not Leave You),” and “Patuloy ang Pangarap (The Dream Goes On).” All the songs featured in the series are a part of award-winning Filipino composer Jonathan Manalo’s 20-year discography. Manalo, currently ABS-CBN Music's creative director, is known in the Philippine music industry as "Mr. Music", having recorded and published almost 500 compositions in his two-decade career.

The series features an exciting cast led by Andrea Brillantes, Seth Fedelin, Darren Espanto, AC Bonifacio, Kyle Echarri, Sheena Belarmino, Jeremy Glinoga, Angela Ken, and Awra Briguela.


Nylon Manila magazine called the series “the new gen musical series you’ve been waiting for” and added that it is a palate-cleanser that “looks to give Pinoy musicals its deserved moment in the spotlight.”

Village Pipol also praised the show’s feel-good story and called it a “once-in-a-blue-moon” series that will leave viewers “stomping your feet to the majestic beat.”

Along with “Lyric and Beat’s” musical madness, viewers also sang praises for the series on social media for its captivating storyline with an inspiring message to never give up on one’s dreams.

In the current story, Lyric (Andrea) and Beat’s (Seth) Team Werpa is practicing hard as the members prepare for a group showdown against the famous Prime Belters, which is led by their team captain Jazz (Darren).

Amidst the rivalry between the two groups, a special bond seems to be developing between Lyric and Beat as they help each other succeed in school. Which team will earn the right to represent their school in the highly anticipated grand national competition?


Stream new episodes of “Lyric and Beat” every Friday on the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) and website (, available with a Premium subscription for only USD 12.99 a month in the U.S. New eligible users can also enjoy a free trial.

Watch iWantTFC on a larger screen with select devices, including VEWD, ROKU, and Amazon Fire streaming devices, Android TV, select Samsung Smart TV models, Telstra TV (in Australia), and VIDAA in select countries.

Visit for a complete list of compatible devices, sign-in instructions, and account activation.

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Jane De Leon Wows Netizens in Impressive 'Darna' Transformation Debut

The eagerly-anticipated transformation of Jane De Leon as the new Darna has finally happened last Friday (August 19), capping off the pilot week of the ABS-CBN series that also saw the death of Leonor (Iza Calzado), the first Darna.

The #LipadDarna episode revealed how the white mythical stone found its way back to Narda - now an emergency medical technician - during a rescue mission caused by an earthquake in Nueva Esperanza.

Despite having qualms about fully embracing her destiny as a superhero, Narda bravely swallowed the stone, triggering her Darna alter ego and saving those who were trapped in the quake’s rubble.

The momentous scene shot up the hashtag #LipadDarna atop the local Twitter trend list and at the second spot in the worldwide list, with netizens primarily praising Jane’s performance, the costume, and visual effects.

After the episode, JRB Creative Production also released the official poster of the series, which shows Jane in a fierce battle stance while fully clad in her red and gold Darna ensemble that also earned positive feedback online for its high quality.

During Monday’s episode, viewers were introduced to the mysterious characters of Javier Toledo or Lindol Man (Dominic Ochoa) and Master Klaudio (Joko Diaz), who helped Ding from men trying to attack him. Will they be friends or foes to him and Narda?

Meanwhile, Regina (Janella Salvador) and Brian’s (Joshua Garcia) alliance in trying to expose the corruption of Mayor Zaldy Vallesteros (Simon Ibarra) continues after they found out that Toledo was the chief engineer of the collapsed building during the quake.

Tune in to “Mars Ravelo’s Darna,” airing weekdays, 8 pm on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, CineMo, and TV5. It is also available to watch via Kapamilya Online Live, iWantTFC, and The Filipino Channel.

For more information, follow JRB Creative Production on Facebook and Twitter (@JRBcreativeprod) and on Instagram (@JRBcreativeproduction). For updates, follow @abscbnpr on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram or visit

Friday, August 26, 2022

Will It Be ‘Happily Ever After’ for Joseph Marco and Herlene Budol in “Ang Babae Sa Likod Ng Face Mask” Finale this Saturday, August 27?

With "Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask" winding down its wildly popular series on the Puregold Channel, will the season finale deliver the much-awaited "happily ever after" ending?

To date, the story of good-natured Malta slowly overcoming her fears and finding happiness with Sieg has kept their fans teetering on their toes. The previous episode was especially thrilling as it showed Malta celebrating her birthday with Sieg and her friends. Despite an unexpected "intrusion" from Sieg's ex, Charlotte, the night ended happily with Malta and Sieg sharing their very first kiss!

Their "first kiss" naturally sent rabid followers on a frenzy! Grace Gonzaga gushed, "Grabe ang cute.....sobrang bagay sila joseph and herlene! Grabe congrats to the entire cast staff creator and to puregold channel."

Mendoza Kenny Lyn M. felt the kilig as well. "OMG! Grabeeh na kayo! Sobrang kilig na kilig na ako sainyo dalawa😍😍😍😍"

OFW shared a more affirming personal comment about Herlene. "Maganda ang chemistry nila. Magaling c Herlene mag portray ng papel nya at na entertain ang mga viewers, i wud suggest na sana if possible give her more exposure sa talent nya. Nka subaybay ako sa kanyang story, she is the real evidence of a courageous woman."

With only one more episode to go, fans are still curious about how their love will finally get its storybook ending.

You need "closure"? Get it by watching the season finale of "Ang Babae sa Likod ng Face Mask" showing this Saturday, 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.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Official Statement: TV5 and ABS-CBN Partnership Deal Put on Hold

To address the issues which have been raised by certain legislators and the National Telecommunications Commission on the proposed investment by ABS-CBN for a minority interest in TV5, ABS-CBN and TV5 have agreed to a pause in their closing preparations.

This pause will give the space for both media organizations to respond to the issues and accommodate any relevant changes to the terms.

Both ABS-CBN and TV5 believe that an agreement between the two media companies will have a favorable impact on Philippine media, and on free-to-air television - which remains the most affordable and extensive source of entertainment and public service to Filipinos.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Taiwan’s R&B Sensation Jinbo Joins Forces With TALA For Dreamy Collab “Over The Sea”

Taiwanese R&B singer-songwriter JINBO has shared an irresistible track “Over The Sea”, his collaboration with Universal Records Philippines artist Tala Gil. (WATCH OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO HERE)

The reflective and sweet track paints a picture of what it’s like to be in a long-distance relationship. Indeed, there are numerous reasons to feel anxious and frustrated since you can’t wait to see your significant other again since he or she is “over the sea.” You miss each other; and the distance, time difference, and sleepless nights make your heart grow fonder and cling to the person you need the most. Nevertheless, you continue the trust and patience to one another because you’re both in love.

This collaboration in fact is two years in the making. The two artists’ connection formally began in September 2020 when JINBO messaged Tala after discovering her music on Spotify. He was easily impressed with Tala’s tunes, even called her music “amazing”, and took a leap of faith and turned his collaboration dreams with the “nothing personal” singer into a reality.

The way these two artists blend on this track is earnestly fresh because of their stylistic influences. They hope that the new-to-me indie-pop/R&B vibe of “Over The Sea” can give listeners comfort and delight as they listen to it, especially if they can relate to its meaning.

Just last July, Tala unveiled a brand new single “cherry soda” which you can listen HERE.

Stream “Over The Sea” on Spotify and other streaming platforms worldwide.

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